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ItULES GItACE OUT
Orders Tiat, here Has Been No Ele
tion iII (Iharleston. Watts FINehs Ils
Tihe Supreme Court of South Caro
lina by ai majority oiinion today de
clared that the result of the election
held in Charleston for mayor "had not
been legally ascertained and declared
that the actions of the executive oom
Imtittee in attempting to do so were af
fected by errorg of law prejudicial to
the petitioner. Hyde, and must be set
aside and it is so adjudged." The
decision was ianded (own about 11:20
o'clock Tuesday morning and the ju
dicial determination of the court Is
that the election for mayor was null
The majority Opinion was written
by Associate Justlee S. E. 1lydrick
and concurred in by Chief Justice
Eugene 11. Gary and Associate Jlus
tice T. 11. Fraser. There was a dis
senting opinion filed by Associate
Justice Rt. C. Watts and concurred in
by Associate .lustice George V. Gage.
The majority opinion holds that
the executive committee erred in re
ferring the challenged votes to a
committe on canvass with power to
act. It also holds that the executive
committee erred in refusing to con
sider the alleged mu tilated ballois.
"'1the differeice in tihe votes bietween
the candiiates for mayor," it says,
was so smal that a proper deelsion
as to those baliots might have changed
The decision of the courit. sets at
nought the aetIlon of the Grace-con
trolled executive committee in de
claring Grace the nominee. The re
suilt of the primary election as first
declared gave :llyde a majority of one
Seven thousand votes were cast in
the Charleston election and it was
one of tle hottest election cam
paigns the state has even known.
The opinion of the court holds
that the executive committee in
Charleston acted Illegally in refer
ring the contested eletion ballots t
a sub-committee on canvas, with pow
er. to act. Such power cannot be del
cated, the court holds. The court
also holds that the commnittee had nr
right to ameilnd tle election rules an(
that it shtould have acted under rules
adopted prior to the election.
- The court also holds that the cxC
cutive Committee erred in not con
%idering the alleged mutilate'd ballots
The committee tirew out certain bal
lots that had been scratched with peI
and ink an(] on which it was allegei
that the scratching showed througl
the paper. These should have bee1
properly examined, the court holds.
Tho . concluling vords of th
court's opinion are as follows: "Fror
what has been said, it is clear tha
we can not determine from the r(
cord before us which of tle candidate
for mayor received the mtiajority of thI
votes tlat were and ought to hav
been counted. We can not therefoi
sustsain thte contentionl of the pet itiol
ers that the court will consider tI:
'votes and declare the election, fl
can we sustain the contention that i
the absencee of a declaration of 11
executive count of thte manage1
should be sustained as a declaratiOn
Under tihe rules the managers wve
not authorized to (declare the resuj
That was for the executive commnitt
-and it has not donte so according
law,. it follows thtat all that we ci
do Is. to hold thtat the result of t
electIon has not heen legally asec
taIned and~ declared and that the a
tions of the excutive comitttee it
temptintg to do no were affected by (
ror, of law, prejudicIal to the pet itic
cer, Ilyde, and muist. be set aside a
It is so adjuidged."'
This means that there will htave
he antothier elect ion for matiyor
Charleston. Tihe court simply ntu
fles the actiont of the executive co
lait tee, in declarinlg Grace elected.
Associate .Itustlee Watts filed
dlissentintg optitiou, In whltich he ht
that "no errors of iawv had been co
mitted and the proceedin~gs shtould
dismissedl." -if theC majority of
court hadl agrceed with Justice Wa
it would htave meant the nominaition
Gr~ace.--Coilia Record, Nov. 11.
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-)4 ReMI uNQTON ARMiUMCCO INC
Take notice that on the 2nd day of
)ecember, 1919, I will render a final
recount of my acts and doings as Ad
ninistratrix of the estate of J. 11.
unningham, deceased, in the office
>f the Judge of Probate of Laurons
,ounty, at 11 o'clock, a. in., and on the
iame day will apply for a final dis
Aiarge from my trust as Administra
Any person indebted to said estate
is notified and required to make pay
ment on that date and all persons hav
Ing claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
dily proven or -be forever barred.
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State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
IN COURT OF COMMON PI1DAS.
W. P1.1Wham, Plaintliff,
T. 11. Nelson, Defendant.
Pursuant to a Decree of the Court
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December next, being 21onday the 1st
day of the month, during the legal
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situate, lying and being In Laurens
County, South Carolina, containing
seven (7) acres more or less and
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