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The Anderson intelligencer. (Anderson Court House, S.C.) 1860-1914, June 29, 1898, Image 1

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ARE not the Clothes that cost
the least. Cheap Clothes are
those in which value and cost
are carefully weighed. Our
prices are the lowest heoause
we sell only for Cash, and
therefore have no losses. 'We
have studied the Ready-to
Wear question. We can fit
any figure?unusually tall,
short, fat, thin, or a combina?
tion of all. We like to be put
to the test. Our Clothes will
fit you, and our prices will fit
your purse.
Straw Hats, (i
Gauze Underwear,
Lightweight Coats and Vests,
And Negligee Shirts,
Are necessities now, not lux
uries. A full and complete
assortment of each.
Your money back if you want it.
War, War, War 1
We are at war tyith?
isorary, n)tsr rabs
to time Is ? d ry powder. Tha latest make t
beimr adapted to mix, ready for use, with1
Co?dW?ter. Can be easily brushed on by any {
one. Made l? white and twelve fashionable ,
ttnta. ALABASTINB is adapted to all styles
of plain and relief decorating,
if not tor safe te yoar town, vttltn ?6 toi n?n? of j
The New Court House Dedicated.
Last Monday will go do? n as another
important day in tho history of Anderson
County. Seventy yoarn bave elapsed
since the first Court House was erected
In this County, and sinoe thou only ono
change was made iu the original building
until it was torn down a year ago to make
room for the handsome and modern
building that has just been completed
and turned over to the County nfDolble.
This new temple of justice stands on the
site of the old one, but, of coursi?. covers
more ground. It is a building that at
tracts the admiration of every Tlsitor to
Anderson, and one that every citizen of
the County oa:? point to with pride.
The building committee, constating of
Supervisor Snelgrove, J. I). Maxwell.
J. P. Clardy, J. K. Jones and W. D. Gar
rison, bave discharged their duty most
falthfnlly, and tho tax payers of Aodersou
County may re?t assured tbat t hoy bave a
Court House tbat- could not again be
erected for the samo sum of money that
this one cost.
Last Monday was set apart for tbe for
mal dedication of this now temple of jus
tice. An luteresting program bad been
arranged for the occasion, and throughout
tbe exercises were most impressive and
At 10 o'clock a. m. the Court officials
with the members of tbe bar and repre
sentatives of the local press, formed in
procssslon at the Hotel Cbiquola and
marched to tbe Court House. Tbe spa
ciouB Court room was crowded to its ut
most capacity, a great many ladies honor
ing the occasion with their presence.
The Anderson Orchestra was present,
and, after rendering a charming selection
of music, J. L. Tribble, Esq., Chairman
of tbe committae of srrsogements, called
the assembly to order, and Rev. J. N. II.
tiucnmerel offered a most fervent orayer
After another selection of mus.c, 01 r.
Tribble spoke as follow*:
May it please your Ilonovt The Com
mittee h?ve deemed it proper before
holding Court to have the new Court
Houbo formally dedicated, and for tbis
purpose a program bas been arranged,
and the honor of Introducing these nervi
0h8 has been placed upon me With your
Honor's permission, by way of introduc
tion, let me say tbat beauty, whether in
nature or in art, always attracts. It has
tbe p-?wer of tnrilling or inspiriug. 1
never stand under tbe shadow of a great
building and gaze upward at its lefty
spires aud glittering domes but a feeling
comes over me of man's innate desire to
ascend. I am a great believer iu tbe laws
of development?evolution?tbe ascent,
and not descent, of man. I bave never
been disturbed with tbe scientific id*a
tbat man oame from a lower order of ani
rr.ai life If be did, bis place in tbe world
shown that he is the amendant and nut
descendant animal. Whatever bis ori
gin, he struggles onwards and upwards
toward a higher goal in ci viliznion.
It only excites our wonder and curios
ity when we read tbat men were once
content to let caves and rock-clefts be
their only place of habitation. From
there we emerged into the ligbt ot heaven
and a purer atmo-phere. as uian'omil d
begin to expand he demanded tietter
comforts for his body. Tbe tents and
booths of Nimrod, tbe mighty bunter
before the Lord, became inadequate, and
be bui-ded a city. After 40 years wan
dering in tbe wilderness, tbe Children of
Israel sat down to the business of life.
Houses took the place of tenta, tbe taber
nacle became insignificant, and In Its
place the magnificent temple towered
above the walls of Jerusalem, reflecting
the wisdom of Solomon and tbe glor.v of
Israel. As out of the simmering-* ot the
teakettle tbe idea of tbe steam engine was
evolved tbat now drives tbe commerce of
(he world, so line by line from the rude
hots of the past, was evolved the Idea of
architectural design tbat fills tbe land
with comfortable dwellings; palatial resi
dences, and Inspiring churches and mag
nificent public buildings. Wherever
Christian civilisation has gone she ban
carried arebivo?tara? design ua her band
maid, building Churches Colleges, hos
pitals, homes of refuge and temples of
ju?t'e?. Tbe culture and refinement of a
nstlon finds its highest expression In the
beauty and taste of architectural design
and ornamentation.
Athens centered hers in tbe Aoropoli?;.
the Roman's was centered in tfes Uni lut
eum; the Anglo-Saxon In grand balls
and splendid cathedrals, where tbe light
streams through pain tec*, window*, and
'through long drawn Males and jetted
vaults the pealing anthf.ni swells the nute
of praise."
It waaMaCanley, I believe, in speaking
of the English said, tbat it was i.oteasy
to explain wby tbe nation which was an
so far before its neighbors in science
ahou d i? met have been so far behind
tbom ail, but ouch was tbe fact.
Not i>util after tbe great fire in London
did tbe Biii^U?.?? r.Mion seem to take inter
est in architectural beauty. It took tbat
great fire to bring to li^ht tbe geuius of
ubrtatopber Wren. Tho' long einen
moulded into dust, while the St. Paul of
London stands, Christopher Wren wiit
live in tbe lines of tbat noble structure.
It baa been tbe boast of this grand old
County fur years tbat sbe has outstripped
her neighbors, and some even dared tn
claim for her the name * banner County,"
and I never could explain wby a people
who claimed bo much for themselves,
weie content io au nor no iong tbe old
bullding-? fit abode for vermm?to oc
cupy the most conspicuous place in their
ohler city. Bot tbe laws of evolution are
Inexorable. The fulness of time oame,
and our pt.st chagrin at tbe appearsnce of
the old, gives away before bur Joy aud
admiration of this beautiful temple of
Justice, which stands "a thing of beauty
I and a joy forever." There are buildings
more elaborate in design and ornamenta
tion?more artistic in finish, but many of
them represent s useless expenditure oi
money without, utility of purpose.
I congratulate tbe paopioof Anderson'
In tbat they had a Board of County Com
missioners worthy of such a building. I
congratulate tbe Commi?slooers them
selves, in tbat they displayed son. d
practical Judgment by, placing tbe con
stroctlon in tbe handa of a special com
mlttoe who nave discharged their doty so
faithfully and economically. Tbcy de
serve the tablet placed on tbe iront with
their namea engraved thereon. That was
no part of tbe expense of the buildiug,
bot a donat'on by ho contractors. 1
congratulate the arcLUect, Mr. Mdburn,
tbat be had a committee capable of appre
ciating hla plana and design?, ?nd in tb?t
the contractors, Messrs. K. P WildsrosA
Co., have pleasantly, frr.m tbe beginning,
bought to comply with the tertnn of Sbeir
contract. I am able, of my own personal
Oitservsrion fron> day to dav, as 18a rr
this 'structure H-* * .> testify thoy bavs all
bet.li faithful and conscientious tn the
discharge of their duties, and deserve the
applaudit, "Well do no, good and faithful
My lodgment for It, you have a haltd
-Ing of which you may all be justly
proud. It is modern (aod baa no wort
gage on it,) tasteful and attractive in de
Igo, beautiful for symmetry, bull out of
first-class material from tbe first brick to
tbe final one that crowns the tower- It is
of that style of architecture noaiswhat of
the composite order? Amor leanlznrt.
Tbat i?, it ba* all that is necessary to
I make it pleasing to tho eye, tasteful tn
ornamentation, essentially uss'ul snd
comfortable. Asa?l'lz?n of this grand
I old County and C| y I sin proud of" it, ami
1 pity tho man who cannot share this
pride with me. He must be un regener
ate. I am eure thm audience frels a deep
appreciation or tbis uoble workmansbin,
aud with grateful hearta we have met
th.m morniug to formally dedicate It in
the administration or justice. X eon
gratulHte you tbat in thisservice we have
with ua one so woll qualified by many
varied gilt? to perform till* service.
Tbere Is no one, to my kuor. Isdge, in the
State better qualilied bv education aud
culture, aided by naturui ability, to per
form this servioo tban tbo Jndg* or tbo
first Circuit, Hou. W. C*. Honet, Presiding
Judge. He need* no introduction in Au
Mr. Trlbble was followed by J. E
Breaeeale, E-q., who, in delivering the
keys or the n?w Court House, in bebsiror
the Building Committee, to the Presiding
Judge, spoke at follows:
May it please your Honor: In behalf
of the County Hoard of Commissioners
of Anderson county 1 desire to turn over
to you tho keys to this building, to ho
by you turned over to the officer who by
law will ho tho custodian thereof.
The County Hoard of Commissioners
congratulate themselves that they have
been enabled to construct a building ad
equate to tho demands of tho business of
tho county and which affords reasonable
protection to all tho records which will
be contained within its walls, as well as
ono which will assure some accommoda
tions to those having business in court.
It has long been felt that the old build
ing which occupied this site was not only
inadequate for the transaction of tho
business of our courts and of the differ
ent county officers and for tho protection
of the records of the county, but was not
in keeping with the prosperity and
dignity of tho best county in the State.
The Grand Juries of tho county have,
almost every year, for more than ten
years, mado recommendations looking to
the erection of a n?~ court house and
jail, and tho County Hoard of Commis
nioners have several times asked the
General Assembly of tho Statu for some
legislation onabling them to provide the
means for the building of a new court
house and jail.
?fcTwo or three offerts wore mado to se
cure euoh legislation, but npt until the
session of the Legislature in 1800 was
such legislation enacted. An Act was
then passed levying a tax of one mill
upon the dollar each year for six years,
the funds raised thereby to bo used lor
tho erection of a court house and jail,
provided the voters of the county voted
in favor thereof. This Act was defeated
by a vote at an election held at the reg
! lar election in 1800.
I At the session of tho General Assembly
of 1807, a similar Act was passed with
the difference that the Act of 1800 gave
the discretion to the County Hoard of
Commissioners to build the court house
on this si to or, to exchange it for a more
suitable one, while the Act of 1807 re
quired the County Board of Commis
sioners to build on the same site ami
limited the amount to be raised to $35,
000. The vote on the last Act was In
favor of the new court house and jail,
thus showing a preference of the voters
of the connty for the presont location.
By virtue of the Bald Act the building
committee of the County Board of Com
missioners, elected by said Board and
consisting of W. P. Snelgrove, County
Supervisor as chdrmao, J. D. Maxwell,
J. F. Clardy, W. .0. Garrison and J. H.
Jones went to work to secure the erec
tion of the court Louse and jail as con
templated by said Act.
Plana were invited, and the plans sub
mitted by Mr. Frank P. Mllburc of Char
lotte, N. C, were selected, and after
duly advertising for bids for the con
struction of said buildings as per the
plans and sp?cifications, Messrs. K. P.
W??iams & Co. of Augu&ta, Ga., were
awarded the contracta.
Mr. Milburu nas not only demonstrated
his competency as an architect, and
shown himself master of every detail
connected with the building, but in
.superintending the erection of the build
ings has shown as muoh interest in hav
ing the work properly done as the build
ing committee themselves, and has been
at all times ready and willing to render
any help to the committee during the
progress Of the work.
The committee also desire to say in
behalf of the contractors that they have
done all in their power to comply with
the terms of their contract, and have
done the work well.
The committee were limited under the
Act to the expenditure of $3a,GG0 for the
court house ana jail, the amount to be
raised by a tax of one mill on the dollar
each year until said amount was raiseu,
with the pow^r to borrow the amount in
advance of the collection of the tax upon
a pledge of the tax to secure the pay
ment, at a rate of interest not to exceed
seven per cent, per annum.
One year's tax amounting to about
$7,000 has been collected, and the com
mittee have borrowed from the Sinking
Fund Commission of the State $28,000
I under a special Act of the General As
sembly at five per cent, interest.
Notwithstanding the predictions of
many that the buildings would not be
, erected for the amount of money author
ized to be used for that purpose, the
committee aro glad to report that they
have been built for a sum within the
Not only have they accomplished this,
but they believe they have the best court
house in the State for the amount of
money expended, the court house alone
costing about $28,000. In addition, to
this the Committee, through the accom
modations of the hanks of the city, were
enabled to borrow money only as it was
needed in the construction of the build
ings until a special Act of the Legislature
could be obtained to enable tbem to bor
row the remaining amount to be collect
ed to-wit: ?28,000; from the Sinking Fund
Commission at the low rate of five per
cent, per annum, whereby they were en
abled to save to the county $2,500 in in
terest alone, being the amount less the
county will have to pay in interest than
I they would have had to pay had they
borrow ed tho full amount at first at 7 per
cent. The committee desire to express
their thanks to the bank officials of both
banks in tbis city for advancing t?> them
the necessary money to carry ou the work
until they could effect a satisfactory loan.
The work has required, not only con
siderable labor on the part of tho com
mittee, but considerable study, of plans,
materials and various matters connected
with the construction of tho buildings.
It has required their time and their best
judgment. How far they have met the
demands made upon them, they leave for
the county whom they have attempted
to serve with .tho best of their ability to
They believe that they have erected a
Cour'House, of which the people will
j bo proud, ono that is not only onriment
' al but sufficiently commodious for tho
county, and one that ha-t all needed con
veniences except a sewer in connection
with tho water works, which they hone
can soon bo added.
The County Hoard of Commissioners
in turning over tho building for tho use
for which it was erected, express tho
hope that it may over bo in fact as woll
as in name, a templu of justice; that
none but able, learned and conscientious
Judges may over sit ou the bench now so
well adorned by yourself; that tho advo
cates who shall plead the cause ot their
clients hero may ho actuated by the high
es?, motive of securing none h?t just and
right decrees aud verdicts, and that none
may over attempt by their eloquence to
"make tho wrong appear the better rea
son, to perplex and dash ma tu rest coun
sel;" that the witnesses who shall give
testimony on tho stand may always tes
tify to the truth, and that tho jurors
shall bo mou controlled by a sense of
right and with a dosin; to enforce tho
tight and to punish tho wrong, and may
all who have business within theso walls
know t'iat hero law is enforced, that
those who arc in tho right always pre- i
vail and that ov'l doors are always con
May the different county oflicers who
shall occupy tho various court oflices
bo competent and honest and reiiect hon
or upon themselves and the county.
With theso expressions for the future
I take pleasure, sir, in tttruing over to
your Honor tho keys of this building.
In accepting the key*, Judge Beuet de
livered the following address:
My Jjtarnr.d Brother : Ah a member of
the Judiciary ot South Carolina, I accept
from you the keys of this new Court
House, sud I place them in the banda of
tbe ( ' erk of tho Court with the hope, n?v
the assurance, that in bim and bis a ac
cessor h in office this beautlf-jl building
will always tlnd a careful and watchful
In due course of official duty it was
my good fortune this year to he osslgued
to hold tbe Hummer Term of the Court
in the Eighth Circuit, and I am truly
grateful that thus it has fallen to my lot
to preside on thia auspicious occasion,
a< d to aid iu the dedication of thia new
temple ot justice.
1 ciititcmtulale the town of Anderson
<iu hay login the middle of Its handsome
public oqonro this noble pile, a perpetual
delight to the eyo aud a daily ob}tct les
son iu n etiitecture.
I congratulate the County of Anderson
<tu poaosaaing a Court House worthy ot
tho Couni.x?a County so long and so
luniiy ln?. ored for her great prosperity,
intelligence and political power. _
1 congratulate tbe County Supervisor
and tho ounty Board ol Commissioners
<>ii he successful completion of their
Miillghtaneri effort? to provide for their
. uuty a Court House not only adequate
to the growing needs oftbla flourishing
Couutv, but iu keeping with tbe spirit of
the cultivated people of thia town, whoso
liotfls and ai.orea and banks and public
buildings aud private residences are fast
>ratirtfortnlng the town of Anderson into
oiient the most beautiful eitle? of tbe State.
A too utilitarian spirit with mistaken
vlewa of economy might have contented
itself with erecting a bare brlok barn, Uh
(our Mpiare walla devoid of beauty and
i e varioiiH rooms unadorned aud unlove
iy, yet affording ample room and space
for ihe transaction of all tbe work proper
to a Court House, and for the preservation
of public recorda 8uoh Court House
buildings are not far to seek in this state,
tbtugs of nglinesa, and eye-fores forever.
It seems sometimes to be forgotten tbat
utility is not the be-all and tbe end-all of
lite; tbat there la room also for beauty.
He who makes tbe cotton boll, in His
windom makes also the cotton-bloom,
and cotton fields bloom bonnily before
cotton bales are marketed. Wise it was,
therefore, and well done in the County
Board of Commissioners to determine
tbal tbe new Court House should not
simply be oommodlous and convenient
and suited to tbe uses for which it was
m tended; but that it should also be
pleasant to the eye, an ornament to the
town, "a thing of beauty" and "a joy for
Here now it st?nde, a stately structure,
beautiful exceedingly, with graceful tur
ret and lofty tower, quaint gable and
antique porub, a building to be proud of;
a building tbat does honor to Its arobiteci
and builder; to tbe brain which conceived
and tbe band which constructed it.
But while we stand and look aod ad
mire, memory cannot refrain from look
ing backward and thinking of tbe old
structure that stood where this now
atauds. Unlovely it muat bave been iu
ita youth, unsightly it became In its sge.
The outatde view revested no line of
beauty; tbe inside view was destitute of
grace. Small, mean and squalid, ita day
was done; It was time that it should be
demolished. And yet its demolition
waa not without regret. I see before me
within th<- bar of this spacious and beautl
ful Court Room gray-haired counsellors
who must think oftbat old Court Room
with sadness and regret. For them bow
many hallowed assoolstlous cluster
around tbat building whose place knows
It no more forever. tibabby were Its pre
olncts and duaty were Ita purlieus, but
tbey cannot forget tbat it was the scene
of their professional triumphs, the arena
of many a hard-fought contest.
And for them tbe dingy old Court
Room la thronged with tbe shadowy
ghosts of the departed, dimly seen in tho
mists of the past. And as figure after
figure appears within tbat old bar, tbey
aeem to bear once more tbe sound of
voices tbat have long been still. Again
tbe bare discolored walls seem to rever
berate with tbe eloquence which held the
listening throng in thrall.
In tbat ghostly company they see sev
eral venerable men who were elevated
from tbe Anderson Bsr to the Judicial
Bench; men whose learning and upright
ness shed luatre on their profession and
did honor to their position. They aee
one who graced tbe Speaker's chair in
Washington aud represented hie country
abroad as tn in Inter st an imperial court
I bey see others who for their country's
asks left the mimic strifes of the Bar for
tbe bloody battles of the Civil War, some
of them never to return. Others they
see who filled un tbe measure of a law
yer's busy ?iie nhd then rested from their
in bora
"All all are gone, tbe old familiar
faces," but tbe memory of them haunts
tbe old Court Room, itself now only a
'There were giants on the earth In
those days,"?men of great learning, men
of high character, men of great ability,
men who maintained a lofty standard or
professional conduct. What better dedi
otiion of this new Court House can be
desired than that tbe mantles of Ander
son's distinguished dead should fall upon
the Bbouldera of the members of ber Bar,
and that they be baptized with tbe spirit
of those great departed who fought their
battles and gained their laurela In the
old Court Room, and made their County
famous What greater benlson could be
pronounced on this new Conrt Room
than to express the hope snd belief that
ihis spacious Bar and iha?e lofty walls
will be made familiar with the faoes and
the voices of a succession of eminent
Judges, eloquent advocates, learned
counsellors, and courteous, honorable
gentlemen, such as those whose memorx
has made sacred that old Court Room
which 1? now no more.
My brethren of the Bsr, ours is a nobb
profession, second to none in its i".p >r
tance to the community at large. It is u
liberal aud an honorable professlou, and
be who would be a worthy member of it
should be a man of learning and a man of
honor. Influential aud important in all
ages and under all form? of government,
the legal profession bus more influence
aud attains more powt-i and importun?e
under n D?mocratie form of government
euob asourn. Necessarily from our ranks
are chosen all tho members of the ludici
ary. Our profession hits furnished a ma
jority of the Presidents of this country, a
very large number of the Senators and
mouthers of Congress and Statu 1 legisla
tures: and a l.M-ge proportion of the leaders
of public opinion havo been mouthers of
tho liar.
How important, therefore, It !? that the
standard of our profession should be
kept high as to learning, high as to honor
aud Integrity and high as to courtesy
It rests largely with the Bar of a Coun
ty whether the County Court House bo a
blessing or a burden. A Court House
si> aid represent law and o dor. It
s ould be a place for the punishment of
} .w-breakers aud for the peaceful settle
ment of disputes between man and man.
The Court should be the refuge of the
oppressed, tho shield aud buckler of the*
innocent, the champion of tbo poor aud
him who hath no helper, the defender of
the widow aud tho guardian or the father
less. It should be in truth aud in fact a
Temple of .Justice. It will be so if the
members of the Bar are men of honor
and iulogrlty. us they should be, in whoso
bunds nro placed lii large measure the
most Important interests of their fellow
citizens, affecting tboir life liberty aud
property. With such a Bur a Court
House is a centre of beneliceut inilnence
making itself felt to the utmost borders
of the County- a centre of light and
learning, culture and courtesy, houor
and integrity.
Much aependa also upon the purity of
the jury-box and the i tnparttullty of I
juries. Wo frequently hear charges
made against the system of trial by jury, |
aud propositions made to amend it or
aholi-h it. In spite of all that 1 have
heard aud road on this subject and after
many years of observation and experi
ence, I trust I may he permitted to say
that trial by jury in South Carolina is by
no means a failure, hut that on the con
trary the vast maiority of cases suc
ceed in reaching the right verdict.
Cases occur, no doubt, in which there
seems to be a miscarriage of justice. But
such cases are of rare occurrence.
To secure good juries, let the j u ry com
missioners exercise the discr?tion the law
allows them aud place on the jury list
only men of good character and' intelli
gence, discarding the vicious aud in
competent and ignomut. Then, with only
good men's names in the jury-box, no
Lad jurors will be drawn out.
I trust that it in not improper that I
should refer to tho presence of ladies in
the Court Koom at the opening ceremony.
To me it is very gratifying, and eminent
ly right that they should be here. The
C >urt Room is a public place; trials must
be bad iu public, according to the man
date of our Constitution. And woman
has an equal right with man to come to tue
Court Room and attend tiials of causes.
Besides, her presence there, as every
where else, has a very beneficial effect,
compelling oveu the rudest meu to a gent
ler course of conduct, Boftenlng the as
perities of the Bar, and causing all to ob
serve a higher standard of dignity and
decorum and courtesy. I trust that wo
man's presence here to-d?y is a happy
augury of the future of this Court?that
woman's refining and elevating and sof
tening influence will frequently be ex
erted in ihiB beautiful Court Room.
It was meet and right to mark tbe
opening of this Court with simple but
becoming ceremony. It was meet and
right to Invoke the blessing of tbe Al
mighty, tbe Judge of all the eartb. It is
meet and right that musio's inspiring
sound ebonld be hoard on this joyous oc
casion. It is meet and right that in look
ing forward to tbe future of Anderson
County, with which future history this
Court House wili be closely assosistsd,
wo should also look back aud forget not
tbe memories and examples of our iore*
fathers. Is It not also meet and right,
while we are gathered here tbis morning,
to remember two young members of this
Bar, whose accustomed seats are vacant,
because they have, at their country's call
to arms, left tbesa peaceful scenes, and
now, at the Camp of Chlckamauga, await
orders to move to the seat of war? May
tbo gallant Walk ins and Grant return to
their home to honor aud in safety, to re
sume their plac at tbe Bar. worthy
successors of those Anderson lawyers of
former days, who added tbe honors of
tbe soldier to tbe reputation of tbe law
yer?some of whom I see before me now.
It Is meet aud right to galber together,
as we have done thin morning, to dedi
cate this new Court House to the high
and Important purposes for which it is
intended. Long may it stand the pride
and ornament of this town and Count?,
the embodiment of |o slice, law and or
der, amid a happy, prosperous and law
abiding people.
In a short but eloquent and impressive
speech O. E. Prince, Esq., presented the
Criminal Code to Solicitor Ansel, who re*
s ponded as follows:
Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen: I ex
press but a faint impression of my feelings on
thlfi occasion when I say that it gives me pleas
ure and satisfaction to take part in these dedi
catory ceremonies, setting apart this Temple of
Justice to tbe purposes for which it was built.
May Justice over, and always, be meted out with
an even hand.
I accept with pleasure the Criminal Code which
has beeu tu-nded me by my distinguished friend
and brother in the law and shall endeavor, as I
have always tried to do, to convict no Innocent
man and to let no guilty one escape.
Tbe welfare of every country, and its progress,
depends in a large measure upon tho due and
strict observance of tbe laws of the land: one
important branch of the law Is the criminal law.
The general nature of crimes and their punish
ment forms in every country the Code of Crim
inal Law, says Mr. Itlackstone. more usually
denominated in England tho doctrine of the
Pleas of the Crown ; so called, because tho King,
in whom centres the majesty of the law is su p
posed by the law to bo the person injured by
every infraction of tbo public rights belonging
to that community, and Is therefore in all cases
the proper prosecutor for every public offence.
In tbis country, where we live under a republi
can form of government, wo havo no King and
hence the State, who 1b the mother of us all,
takes the place of the King, and she becomes the
prosecutor in every case.
The importance of a full knowlodge of this
branch or the law is of tbe utmost importance
toeverv one, for, as was satd hy Sir Michael
Foster." "mi rank or elevation in If e, mi upright
ness of heart, no prudence or circumspection of
conduct should tempt a man to conclude that he
may not at some time or other be deeply inter
ested in theito researches."
The first violation of the law that we havo any
record of was the eating of tbe forbidden fruit
by Mother Eve in the Garden of Eilen, aud the
grave consequences of that broken law are with
us to-day anil will be so long as time lasts.
The next violation of tlte law was tho case of
Cain, In tho murder of his brother Abel, and
from that d?y to this. In every land country,
homicides have be?m committed, trials have
been bail and convictions and punishment bave
During the Journey of the Children of Israel
from the land of Egypt to the land of Canaan,
while encamped at MC Sinai, certain laws were
given to Moses by the great Law (liver of the
unlvcryc for the guidance and observance of tho
people, which laws have beer, handed down to
us, which laws are of force to-day in this Chris
tian land. "Thou shalt not kill/' "Thou ?liait
not steal." "Thou shalt not bear false witnoss
against thy noighlmr." At every term of Court
here indictment* are banded out for a violation
of these very laws, engrafted as they havo iHsen
into our code of laws for the protection of society
and for tbo good of tho State.
It was after the Children of Israel had taken
possession ?r Canaan that they built for them
selves six cities or Itefng?, to either one of
which lim slaver might li?e and be tried. To-day
w* havo in this place a city of refuge, where ail
can come to redress their wrongs, and wins call
meet, the rlclraud poor, tho old ai d young, the
great and ?mall, upon ono common platform.
lu tnkiu? cognizance of all unlawful acta the
law luu? u double view, nays Mr. blackstono, not
only to redrew the party Injured, but also to ae
euro to the public the benefit of Kocioty, by pre
veuting orpiiiiinhlnj: erery breach and violation
of tho.Ho laws ; and ilio object of mtnlBhlng of
fenders 1h to deter others by dread of bis exam
ple f mm otrendin^ in liko way.
Time does not permit me, in this 11 renonce, t?
follow tbe history of the criminal law from'
those early day H tfown to the r resent time, imf
lieu It to Hay tbat within '.ho papca of thia
Criminal (Vide will be found many of tho defini
tions of crimes that are forbidden by the law*
of this State, which the society of our day hua
thoucht, iu its wisdom, ri^tit and proper to
I come, therefore, to-day as an hunibln repre
sentativoot the majesty of tho law and alt* a*
a representative of the peace ami gond order
of this enlightened community, and witk
pleasure assist in placing the cap-stone of tili?
beautiful arch iu its proper place. May ho wh?
sits on yonder bench always hold the scales ot
Justine with an oven hand. Mav ho who occu
pies thin chair as the prosecuting attorney dis
charge his every duty with fidelity, and may ths
jury who sit there always "well and truly try,
and a true verdict render according to tho law
and evidence." When this is donu then wiH
this 1h> iu fact, as it is now iu name, a Temple ot
Next was tho presentation of tho Hible
to tho Clerk of Court, which was douo by
J. K. Hood. Esq., most eloquently. Id
behalf of tho Clerk of Court, K. 1?\ Coe.h
rnn responded In. a low appropriate re
Tho presentation of tho bailiff's staves
to tho Sheriff was made by IS. M. H?cker,
Jr., E?q., and was responded to ??v Col.
11. W.Simpson in behalf of tho Sheriff.
Tho remarks of both these gnntlorneu
were appropriate and interesting.
Architect Milburu was called upon by
Chairman Tribble, and he responded in a
fow remarks.
Tho benediction waa pronounced by
Rev. W. 1\ Capers and the interesting
exercises or.me to a close. Tho orchestra
Interspersed tho exercises with somo very
delightful music.
Happenings of Interest to Home Falks
Concerning Anderson Volunteers.
Camp Oeo. II. Thomas,
Cmh kamaikia, CJa., Juno 22, 181)8.
There is a dearth of news this week
in camp.
Some new uniforms came in to-day
and also some rubber blankots, which
will probably bo distributed to-day or
Our wagoner, Mr. John Kobbins,
has taken charge uf Iiis department as
easily and naturally as if he bad been
a wagoner for Uncle Sam all his life.
John is very popular with the boys,
and is oven more popular, if such a
thing could be possible, when any of
the men want to go to town and can
got an opportunity to lidc iu the big *
covered wagon.
Gti Sunday last tho members of
Company C enjoyed a picnic spread,
given by Quartermaster Johnson.
Our Regiment now has a quintette,
composed of Messrs. Heid Miller,
tenor: Chas. Gentry, soprano; Chal
mers Hughes, baritone; George Baker
and Joe Trowbridge, bass. They
have a selection of about eight pretty
pieces, and are learning new ones
every day. Ooe of tho pieces they
sing is "Bobby Bokor," the latest
war song. They have been invited to
sing this song at a musicale to bo
given in Chattanooga on the first of
July. "Bobby Bokor" was wriWeu
in honor of Gen. Gordon, and is very
popular with the soldiers. This quin
tette is known as Col. Tillman'n. and
he is very proud of them, and fre
quently takes them on pleasure trips
through the surrounding country.
The members of Company C are
taking a great deal of interest in T.
M. C. A. work, and they are always
to bo found in the load in any work
that will raise camp life to a higher ,
moral plane.
Capt. WatkinB has fully recovered
from his recent spell of sickness and
was out drilling the Company yester
Mr. Victor Cheshire has given up
the position of mail carrier so as to
participate in the drills.
A shower bath has been arranged
baok of the camp for the soldiers, and
a crowd can always be found these
enjoying it.
Mr. R. M. Baker, o* Anderson, was?
in camp Sunday visiting his brother.
Corporal Baker. 1
Messrs. Carroll Brown and Will
Stringer, of Helton, visited the boys
in camp Tuesday.
Mr. Ira Giles has been on the sick
list for a few days past, but is now
It seems to be the impression now
that the 1st Regiment S. C. V. will
not move for u month or more, as they
lack a groat deal of being fully equipp
ed, and there is so much delay in get
ting the cqipments here.
Jas. P. Killeiibew.
? Several days ago at, a negro church
in Clinton, Zed Coleman shotand kill
ed Wade Williams, it seems tbat
Williams had whipped a brother of
Coleman, who, with a crowd of colored
boys, agreed to thrash Willioms at the
first opportunity. But Instead Cole
man shot him. He -died the next day.
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