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- NEWBERRY, ~S. C., FRIDAY, JANUAI"R 21,18.TWIEAEK15
~ fl4XZ ~ ~ >0 A YEAR
CHLEF JUSTICE REELECTED,
M. NOWER MADE T111 4AVE, BUT
Mr. Gage Now a Circuit Judge-All the
Other Circult Judges Reeleted With
out Opposiion-Mr. Oogawtll Sue
[The State, 19th.j
Shortly afternoon yesterday the
two houses of the General Assembly
met in joint assembly and proceeded
to the election of Circuit Judgel, a
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
and a regiatpr of mosne conveyance
for Charleston. So far as the Cir
cuit Judges were concerned the
opposition was withdrawn. The
surprise - of the , day was when
the election for Chief Justice came
on.. The name of State Senator
George S. Mower of Newberry was
presented in opposition to Chief
Justice Melver. The opposition had
been casting about during the night
for a man to run for the position.
Senator Henderson, it was stated,
was: approached, but he declined to
run. Yesterday morning it was
made known that Senator Mower
had been persuaded to make the
race. . As a result he was beaten.
Lieutenant Governor McSweeney
presided over the joint assembly in
a business-like manner. In the gal
leries were many ladies, and when
the reelection of the Chief Justice
was declared there was applause,
which caused the gavel of the pre.
siding of2cer to fall quickly and
When the senate arrived the mem
bers of the house as usual stood
while the senators entered.
The resolution fixing the time for
the elections was read.
Senator Dean and Williams were
appointed te!lers on the part of the
senate: Messrs. Simkins, Blytho and
McCullough were appointed for the
Senator Dennis nominated the
Hon. W. C. Benet for Judge of the
First Judicial Circuit. Messrs. Crum,
Gadsden, Magill, Pollock (for the
Chesterfield delegation) and others
seconded the nomination. Mr. Ben
et was practically unanimously re
electe'd. Messrs. Carson and Price
and Senator Connor of Orangeburg
voted for James F. Izlar. The vote
was declared thus: Benet., 143; Iz
JUDOE ALDRIH REELECTED.
Senator Henderson nominated
Judge Aldrich for reelection in the
Second Circuit. The nomination
was seconded in all parts of the as-.
sembly, among the seconding mem
bers being Messrs. Thomas of Rich
land, Garris, Smith, Haselden and
Ashley. The vote wa.s: James Al
drich, 153. He was elected judge
for four years.
-JUDGE DUcHANAN ALSO.
Senator Moses nominated the Hon
0. W. Buchanan for reelection as
Judge of the Third Circuit. Mr.
Reynolds of Richland seconded the
nomination of "his old friend," Sen
ator Rtagsdale and others also
seconded the nominatioIn of Judge
Buchanan. The entire 170 votes
were given to Judge Buchanan.
THE SAMa THING HERE.
Judge R. C. Wats was nominated
by Mr. Stevenson for reelection as
Judge of the F1ourth Circuit. Messrs
Rlobinson, McWhite, Gadsden, Good
win, Mitchell, of Charleston and
others seconded the nomination. The
whole 146 votes were cast for Judlge
DI5TINGUIsHgD SON OF CH EsTER.
F'or the Judge of the Sixth Judi.
cial Circuit, Mr. Rogers nominated
"that distinguished son of Chester,"
the Hon. Geo. W. Gage. The nom
inatlons were closed without Mr. Me.
Donald's name being presented, Mr.
Gage was virtually unanimously
elected, receiving all the 148 votes
est, save one cast for Mr. Allison.
Mr. DeBiruhi presentLed the Hon.
James C. .Klugh, "the present able
Judge of the.E"ighthCircuit. "Messrs.
Magill,Asbill, Kinard,Limehouse and
many others seconded the nomina
tion of Judge Klngh. Jude K inug
received all the 149 votes cast and
was declared elected Judge of the
Eighth Circuit for the next four
CHARN JUSTICH RRELECTBD.
Nominations were then declared
in order for Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court. Mr. Pollock nom
inated Judge McIver, the incum
bent. Mr. Bacot said it gave him
peculiar pleasure to second the noin.
ination. Mr. de Loach and several
others also seconded the nomina
Then Dr. Wyche got the floor and
the name of Senator George S.
Mower was put in nomination. This
nomination was seconded by Sena
tors McCalla, Archer "with peculiar
pleasure," Lovo and Messrs. T. E.
Johnson, Ilderton, Fairey, Toole,
Kinard, Kibler and others.
The nomination of Justice McIver
was seconded by Measra. Perritt,
Verner, Townsend, McKeown, Rog
ers who referred to "that grand old
man-Justice McIver," S. S. Smith
and Senator Moses.
On motion of Mr. Winkler the nom
inations were closed.
The vote was then taken resulting
in Judge McIver receiving 98 to 51
for Mr. Mower. The two houses
voted as follows;
For Mowor-Ald rich, Alexander,
Archer, Douglass, Gaines, Jeff ries,
Love, McOalla, McDaniel, O'Dell,
Sanders, Suddath, "Wallace, Wil
For McIver--Brown, Buist, Dean,
Dennis, G-:ifiith, Hay, Henderson,
Lesesne, Mayfield, McAlhany, Mil
lor, Moses, Pettigrew, Ragsdale, Scar
borough, Sloan, Stackhouse, Talbird,
Turner, Walker, Waller.
Mower--All, Asbill, Austell, Bailey,
Banks, Bethuno, Crum, Davis, Geo.
W., Dukes, Fairey, Fox, Graham,
Hamilton, Hollis, Humphrey, Ilder
ton, Johnson, T. E., Kennedy, Kibler,
Kinard, Henry J., Kinard, J. D.,
Lancaster, Lester, Lemmon, Lime
house, Mauldin, Miller, Joel H., Mc
Daniel, Phillips, Price, Russell,
Skinner, Timmerman, Toole, Welsb,
Melver-Hon. Frank B. Gary,
speaker, Anderson, Ashley, Bacot,
Bedon, Blythe, Bleeland, Burns,
Carraway, Carson, Childs, Colcock,
Cushman, Davis, C. M., Davis, W. C.,
DeBrubl, do Loach, Edwards, Efird,
Epps, Gadsden, Garris, Gasque,
Goodwin, LI. P., Goodwin, 0. P.,
Hasolden, Henderson, Hiott, Hy
dlrick, Johnson, Horace E., Living
ston, Lofton, Magill, M~eares, Miller,
3. E., Mishoo, Mitchell, Moore, Mc
Cullough, McKeown, McLaurin, Net
tles, Owen, Patton, Perritt, P1yle.r,
Pollock, Prince, Py att, Rainsford,
Reynolds, Robinson, Rogers, Sand
ers, Seabrook, Sinkler, Simnpkins,
Smith, J. Rt., Smith, S. W., Smith,
WV. S., Sturkie, Stevenson, Sullivan,
Thomas, John P., Jr., Thomas, W.
IH., Townsend, Vernor, Vincent, Woll
ing, Westmoreland, Whisonanit, Wil
son, Wingo, Winkler, Williams,
Wh enm the vote was announced
and Henry Mcivor was declared re
elected Chief Justice for the 'period
of eight years, there was applause
from the galleries.
For register of mesne conveyance
of Charleston County Mr. W. H.
Thomas nominated the incumbent,
Mr. Julius E. Cogswoll. Mr. Bacot
nominated the Hon. Jno. C. Mehr
tens. The resulted: Cogswell, 99;
Then the joint assembly was dis
solved and tho senate returned to its
Thle progre.ssive ladiies of West field,
Ind., lssued a "Womnan,'s Edtin of
the West fl,eid News bearinaw date of
April 3, 189iU The paper is fillied with
matter of interest to women, andl we
notice the foliowing from a co)rresipond
ent, which thme editors, printed realizing
that it, treats upon a matter of vital im
portanice to their sex: "The best. ream
edy for croup, colds and bron,chitis
that I have b,een able to flnd ia C~ham
berlain's Congh Remedy. F~or faimily
use it hias no equal. I gladly recoam
mend It." '25 und 50 cent bottles for
sale by W. E. Peihamj
BILL WAS KILLED
Mf. PAT1'ON's MEASURE DISCUSSED
4ND ACTED ON TUEUDAY.
The FIali Vote Was Very Close-No Qaalt
Atu unt of Work Was Aceonpushed.
No Night, Work.
rThe State, 19th.]
In the house of repreFentatives yes
torday Mr. Patton's congressional
redistricting bill was taken up and
though no reason why it should not
be passed other than that it was un
necessary, was presented in the de
bate, it was killed by a very small
majority. But it was killed and the
vote has been clinched and there will
be no more trouble over it at the
present session. Inasmuch as the
members expect to leave for Clemson
at 3 o'clock this morning not a word
was said yesterday about a night
session. There was no rush of now
bills yesterday. Tao business of the
day was not unusually heavy. Noth
ing Was heard ffoii the co0mittee
appointed to reconei!e the*matter of
the acceptanceo of conflicting invita
tions. The hou.u now stands td.
journed uttil 10 o'clock tomorrow
MATTR11% FoR THE RPNATE.
When the hous met yesterday
morning a largo number of bili and
resolutions were presented from the
sonato and ordered put on the calen
dar of the house.
The house took nearly an hour to
get down to the second reading cal
Mr. Rainsford offered a concur.
rent resolution to allow a bill to be
introdueed chartering the Central
Carolina Railway company. It
was immediately considered and
The Committee on privileges and
elections reported without recom
mendation the bill to require the
nomination of all officers, electivo
and appointive, by primary electi6ns.
THE TRIP TO CLEMSON.
The committee in regard to the
Clemson trip made the announce
ment that the train would leave here
today at 3 a. in., arriviig at the col
lege at 8 a. in Dinner will be served
at the college. Returning the train
will leave Clemson at 5 p. m., arriv
ing in Columbia at 10 p. In. Break
fast will be obtainable at the restau
rant in the Kendall building before
IAiED A FINAL r HHAVINo.
There w as a very large number of
third reading bills. They were all
given a final reading and ordered
sent to the Senate. Among them
wvas the much-dlelayod public print
ing bill. The bills thus disposed of
were as follows:
To provide for and regulate the
public printing of South Carolina.
To provide for the inspection of
illuminating fluids and oils in this
State. This was amended on final
reading to make it effective May 1i.
To provide for the grading and
paving of the streets, public ways
and alleys of cities of this State of
10,000 inhabitants and upwards.
Joint resolution to extend the time
for the payment of the commutation
road tax until 30th April, 1898.
To reqluire county superintendents
to make monthly apportionments of
all moneys reported to them as col
lectna by county treasurers for the
p)reueamhg months, and to require
county treasurers to pey out the
To require tihe county supervisors
and the county boards of commis
sioner to furnish a duplicate copy of
all approved claims to their represen
tatives when required to do so.
To repeal section 229 of the re
vised statutes of 1893, being section
177 of the general statutes, as to
special returns by merchant. for
To amend tihe act relating to the
publication of supervisors' reports.
To amend the county governmnut
act in sections 4 and 27.
MEsSAoEs FaoM THlE oOVERNoR.
T1he Governor sent a message t)
the houso calling attention to Gen.
McOrady's History of South Caro
lina and endorsing the work. On
motion of Mr. Mitchell it was re.
forred to the committo on educacion.
The governor also sent a messagn
calling the attention of the body to
the fact that it had to elect a comp
troller general at this session.
THE NEW DILLS.
The following new bills wore in
Mr. Caughman-To amend the
law relative to the rights of accused
persons to have process to compel
attendance of witnesses and to re
strict the number of witnesses to be
bound over and paid by the county.
Mr. Lancaster-To make it a mis
demeanor to fail to return moniy on
dotmand, paid by mir otke.
Mr. Asbill-To provide 10 per
cent. on money judgments for dam.
ages in addition to the costs now al
lowed by law, against appellants to
the supreme courts who fail in their
Mr. Sullivan-To amend the act
incorporating the charter of the
Western Carolina railroad.
The following committeo reports
Bill relating to landlord's liens.
Bill regulating fees for recording
Bill to require the killing of sheep
Bill to define the rights of the
sinking fund commission.
Bill to regulate taxation on dogs.
Bill to amend section 1,133 of the
privilege tax law.
Bill to provide a system of county
government; this was Mr. Timmer
THE REDISTRICTING BILL.
When the house got ready for cal
endar work Mr. H. Cowper Patton
called up his congressional redistrict
ing a.&A which was a special order.
Mr. Patton put in some immaterial
amerdments, each being adopted
Mr. Patton briefly addressed the
house. He said he really could
see no use for him to go all over the
full explanation of the bill that he
had given last year. The only argu
ment presented on the other sido
their was that there might be a negro
representative in congress. Their
was now no danger of that. At the
last election the vote was unusually
small. The Republicans had polled
there full strength in small and it
will be impossible for tholast election.
Let them poll the full vote and the
white vote be very small and it will
be impossibe for them to accomplish
anything. So far as pending con
gressional contests woere concerned
they could not be affected. All briefs
had been prepared and filed in those
cases and the "understanding clause"
had gone. There was no ipossibility
of a fight against the new constitu
tion. The bill arranged the districts
according to population and was al
most exactly like that of 1842.
Mr. Lemmon of Fairfield thought
that the negroes wore making rapid
strides, and it was dangerous to act
too rapidly. There was no need to
make unneceseary changes. The time
will come when the matter will be
Mr. Cushmian had no apprehen
sion on the score of white supremacy.
He thought the bill was a good one
and should be passed without de
Mr. Einard of Abbev ill0 said if the
bill were a good one it should have
been passed at the last session. T1he
people never asked for the bill. There
was some danger in changing the
Mr. Cushmnan-When was thopres
ent arrangement asked for'r
Mr. Kinard did not see that it
made any difference. TIhe reasonis
for not passing thle bill were, first, it
was not needed; secr'nd, that it was
not asked for b)y ti.e people; and
third, there was an element of dIan
ger in the change. It was not nec
cessary for oporimental purposes.
Another censi\ould soon be made
and it may be ~At the State will get
another congressmian. Therefore, it
would be well to wait and soEI whether
there will not bave to be another
redistricting of the tae He
thought the bill should be defeated.
Mr.Wilson of Sumter said he want.
el to see the bill pass with t do
bate. The questions simply wero;
Should the State be redistricted and
how. The people in his section
wanted the State redistricted just as
soon as there was no danger to their
political status. The present ar
rangement was an iuconveniet and
unnatural division. There was no
need for his people to longer bear
the present burden. That the pros
ont arrangement was unnatural, was
shown by a simple glance at the
map. His people were patriotic,
but saw no possible - reason to con
tinue the present unjust. state of af
Mr. Verner had not heard one sin
glo good reason last year or this year
why this bill should not pass. He
had heard many why it should pass.
Mr. Henderson had not seen one
reason why the bill should pass. He
wanted to tell how it would affect
Borkeley county. "It this bill passos,
Berkeley," ha said, "will never have a
rapresentative in congress." The
country will not have one. lie did
not believe that the time had come
for making the change of the dis
tricts. He raised his protest againsi
the bill in behalf of Berkley county.
Mr. Efird realized the importance
of this measure, but he believed that
they should go very slow. They had
elections ahead of them; a pleasure
trip etc. He moved to recommit
the bill in order to give the members
Mr. Patton said that if they had
not had time to understand the bill
la a whole year they never would.
Ho moved to table the motion, thiH
was done by a vote of 40 to 42.
Mr Garrissaid the objections urged
against this bill were not well found
ed the objection that it had not been
w, Il considered was not well founded.
They had been told last year thal
they were jeopardizing one of th<
eongressional positions by acting al
that time. That danger had passed,
He thought that the bill ought tc
pass. There was no necessity foi
maintaining the shoo-string districts
Mr. Lemmon said the negro was
making rapid strides in educatioE
and they might as well recogniz
Mr. Simkins wanted to Eay thal
he was not so well informed as tc
the effect of the bill on localities
He thought that the present syster
was good enoagh. He felt that the3
should go slow in adopting this moa
sure. There wvas no immediate ne.
cessity for it so far as he knew.
Mr. MeOullough--How long ha,
your county had the congressmar
from your district.
Mr. Simkins--About 22 years,
think, and we will continue to hav<
him so long.as the people of the dis
trict want an Edgefield man. (Laugh
Mr. 0. P. Goodwin said that hii
county protested against being mad<
the pan-handle of a new shoestring
Mr. Patton showed on the maj
that this was a square district. He
held that thore was absolutely noth
ing in a singlo objection raised.
The Houso then agreed to ordo:j
the previous question on the bill bj~
a vote of 52 to 47.
Th1is being done, Mr. Rainsfort
moved to indefinitely postpone thi
bill and on this motion Dr
Sturkio demanded the roll call.
Before the vote was announce<
Mr. Winkler wanted to knowi
amendments would be in order ii
case the motion was lost .lie wa
told that they would not. By a vot<
of (10 to 57 the house indefinitel,
postponed the bill. Mr, Pollock pu
the clincher on and that ended it.
Mr. Rogers oJferedl a concurren
resolution to fIx the time for th,
election of Comptroller General a
Tuesday next. This was agreed tc
An invitation was received askin
the"mombers of the General A s.embl
to attend the good roads conveatio
Wednesday evening at 7:30 p. mn.
At 12:09 thn Soeatearrived an
the elections were procondled with.
MEANS GOOD ROADS
A BitOAD TIN1E DILL 'INTRODUCICDIL IN
THIE ENAVE -NO TIRE LESS THAN
The Widlth i1ro,ortiOnIto to th Nuniber
of 11orees antI Weight of Loati-Tihu11
of Tuxes Extentdi-4
[Tho State, 19.]
The extension of the time for pay
ment of taxes to February 20, and
the introduction of a wide tirn bill
were the features of yestorday's se8
sion of the W0nate, which was noeses
sarily short on account of having I o
moot at 12 in. in joint session witi%
the houso for the purposo of electing
a chief justice and judges. Immic
diatoly after this duty was performed
the senate adjourned until 12 in,
Thursday. To-morrow the body
will visit Clemson.
MEssAaEs rnoMA TnE OVERNOt.
The Governor notified tho senato
that it becamo the duty of the legis
laturo to cloAt a comptroller general
vice Congressman Norton, rosigned.
Ho announced his appointment of
Mr. Epton to that position.
The governor also transmitted the
memorial of a number of prominont.
Charleston gentlemen in relation to
General Edward McCrady's 11istoi y
of South Carolina and recommended
its consideration in theo words: "I
bo-speak for this all importait ,pub.
lie work tho approbation suggestod
by the Memorialist and through you
commend the samo to the pooplo of
the State at large."
The memorial Huggests that the
general assembly express their ap
probation of this long needed history
and commend it to the several coma
mssioners of the public schools in
every county of the Stato for a text
book. Tho memorial further pinys
that 100 or more copies bo purchiiid
by the Stato for distribution to the
State libraries at the capitals o(
the other States and Territc-ios
of the Union, and to thocolleges and
libraries of our State.
THE CLEMsoN TilP 1.
Tho committoo charged with mnak
ing arrangements for the ('cmsoi
trip ainouncod the following plan:
Train will leavo union depot at #3 a.
m. and will arrive at Clemson at. 8 a.
in. Breakfast and dinner will be
provided at the college. Rteturniig
train leaves Clemson at 5 p. In. and
arrive at Columbia at 10 p. m.
EXTENSION oF TAXES.
The house joint resolution to ex
tend the time for payment of taxi's
for the fiscal year oniding Doecem
bor 31st came up and thIo vot' re
Yeas--Aldrich, Alexander, Birown,
Dean, Doennis, Hay, Mayfield, McAl.
hany, McDaniel, Moses, Mower,
O'Dell, Pettigrow,Riagsdale, Sanders,
Sloan, Stackhouse, Suddath, 'TalbirdI,
iNays--Archier, Buaist, Conntor,
Dougless, DulBose, Gaines, (Grillith,
Henderson, Jefferioes, Lessesno, Love,
McCalla, Miller, Scarborough, Wall.
kor, Wallace, Waller, Williams
A nnIOAD) TinE niiL..
Mr. Gaines iroduced the foll>w.
ing now bill.
Section 1. That the tranlIsporta
tion over the p)ublio highwvays of t.his~
State of heavy loads on wagons wit b~
the narrow tires now in common use
is hereby declared to lho injurious tI
said highways and against, the p)ublic
interests arid welfare.
SEU. 2. That after the year 190!,
during the months of JaniiuaIry, l'eb
ruary, March, A prmilI, Novembe)r and(
D ]ecemnber, and after the year 1 90:
during any part of thme year, it sh,all
b> unlawful for any porsonI (or perrson
t to transport or convey over I ho pIn b
lic highways of t his State, or any,
t. part thereof, any load or !ouds oi
Sany kind or kinds of freight or pro
ducts whatsoever on wagonls hIaving~
less thiun the following width of
,tire, viz.: On wagons drAwnm by ome
horse, mule or ox, when t ho 1onel
does not exceed I ,000 p)ounds(, th<s
width of tire shall be not loss t liar
two inches; on wvagons drlawnm by tw(
horses, muli,s or oxen, or whlen th<i
load exceeds 1,000 pioundts but doe.,
not exceed 2,000( p)ound(s, the wvidtl
and ono-half inches;or wagon drawn
by three or four horses, mules or
oxen or load exceeding 2,000 pounds
and not exceeding 4,000 in weight,
tho width of tiro shall be not less
than four inches; on wagons drawn
by moro than four horses, mules or
oxen or carrying a load of more than
41,000 pound. the width of tire shall
not exceed less than five inches.
:i. 3. It shall be the duty of
all county supervi.,ors and county
and tow%ndi'ip boards of commission
ors to sto thtt t,L. provisioDs of this
act are properl' e-aforced and to
prosecuto all violations thereof.
S!:c. -1. The violation of any of
the provisionls of this not shall be
deomed and is hereby declared to be
a n i 'o neanor, an I th- offoudor upon
conviction shall be purnllished by a
line of not less than W, nor more
thai $10 or by imprisonment for
moro tlhan )30 days for each offenso.
In One Day.
A NobMo IAN.
It is indeed interesting and profit
able to road and to study the lives of
noblole men and womion, and parents
cannot siptd money more wisely
than in supplying their children with
good biographies of great and good
m0n who stand out prominently in
tho world's history, not only as wise
loaders but. humblo Christians. It
is also interesting to note how those
excelloit, traits of character descend
fron sire to son through many gen.
vrations. Rtecently we received from
the Royal Publishing Company,
Richiiond, Va., a now book entitled
"RtobertL Edwalrd Lute, Soldier, Citi
zon and Christian Patriot." One
great, adventago in connection with
this book is 1lint it gives in a brief
bit, chiiniii(fg mn1a1anne the hi istory of
the Iwo fainily for several hundred
yearn, showing that Richard Henry
Lee, Robert E,. Lve and other imasster
mitlts Sp g frroin a noble family
whoso history is as rofitable as it is
interestiing. Besides an excellent
biography of Goln. Leo and account.
of hkis grent. military caimpaigls, it
tellIs how lhe won the hearts of his
so(lers and( will retain throungh all
ages the aiffectioni of friends and1( foes.
The work also contains a large num
her of intere'st ing hiistorical docu
mtents giving thle organaization of the
various armie us, together with brief
biograpical sketches of such men ats
(Gen. ,Joseph, E. Johnston, Geon. Al
bort. Sidney Johnston, (Gen. G. T1.
Illoanregard, Geon. Braxton Brogg,
(Gen. Johni B. Hfood, Lijonant.
Genera5il A. P.) l11ll, Admiral Raphael
Semmies, (Gon. John B. Gordon, (Gen.
Jamies L ongst root and (Gen. J. 11.
lReagan. This is the only biography
of (Gen. Ie j(o ver pl)lIishied on this
plan, and1( it is having a very large
scale. The publishers advertise
hrouglh ou r col umins for active
agents, as it is sold only by subscrip
tiona. Tlho3e who( (dist ribuIte such a
work as t his wvill bo exerting a biossed
inflnenca onl the rising generation
besides reaping a rich and1( profitable
CLIJLL & F3VE3R
WVhien a mian tears a leaf off the
calendar ho realizes thart his days
We have to guiess what the futu.re
anid thea merchant who never advor
t ises ha ms ini store.
Thle re mai y be ntothinig new aunder
the sun, but thle imitations frequent
ly surpass the original.
It is better to purchase two cents'
worth of mu isic daily from the organ
grind(er than to OWe for at grand(
Vncan draw your own conclusion
from the fact that there isn't enough
truth in existence to keep tongues of
gossinis constntl wagn.