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J. Wm. Thurmond in an Ope
Letter, Scolds Senator
To the People of the Western D
trict of South Carolina:
. April 22nd, 1915, I qualified
United States Attorney for the Wt
tern District of South Carolina, ai
was reappointed by President Wils?
.twice to that office, but my tenu
ended the 4th instent, when ny R
publican successor qualified for th
My sincere appreciation is herel
extended for the courtesies shov
me by those with whom I have be<
associated while, in office, especial
to the agents of the different depai
ments and the lawyers of the di
It is more than pleasing to me 1
j ' be able to say that my relations wil
\ all Court Officials, Prohibition Agen
^ and the lawyers who have had bus
ness in the court are genuinely co
As retire to private life, I wi
make a few observations:
President Wlison sent my name i
the Senate for reappointment on Jai
uary 28th, 1920 and, if I had bee
confirmed in due course, I would hav
held the position until January 192<
but Senator Dial opposed my reai
pointment, which opposition resulte
in ousting me at this time, for a Rc
The Republican Attorney-Genera
has announced his policy to be that h
will not interfere with officers wh
have been confirmed until they hav
served their regular term.
A brief history of the fight mad'
, by Senator Dial against me, as I an
informed, is substantially as follows
He endeavored to prevent the At
torney-General from sending rn;
name to the senate, when he learne(
that it was the purpose of Presiden
Wilson to reappoint me, but was no
tified by the Attorney General thal
my record as District Attorney wai
excellent and that my name would bf
sent to the Senate for confirmation
Senator Dial then went to the White
House, after my nomination hac
been made and sent to the Senate,
and ur^ed the President to withdraw
my nominationn on the ground thal
however, the President, after investi
gation, declined to comply with his
request. Later the Senator had a
conference with the Attorney-Gen
eral and insisted that my name be
recalled from the Senate, giving as
ibis, reason, that I had voted for Till
man against him in 1912, and the
Attorney General stated to him. in
Teply that my name would not be
withdrawn from the Senate and it
was up to him to have it rejected by
the Senate, if he could.
Senator Dial knew that he could
not do this, and saw that his only
hope was to have my name pigeon
holed in the committee, and with this
intention he went to Senator Over
man, the ranking Democrat in that
committee, and urged him to hold up
the confirmation of my appointment
on the ground that I was objectional
to him, and Senatorial courtesy
promted Senator Overman to hold my
nomination in the committee; and
since the expiration of my term in
February, 1920, I have discharged
the duties of the office undoer the law
which provides that I should do so
- until my successor is appointed and
?While Senator Dial was at Edge
field in the campaign of 1918, he
dined with me in my home and he
and his friends made the impression
on me and my friends that all would
be well with me if he was elected.
Senator Dial recommended, in 1920
the appointment of Hon". Thomas P.
Cothran, for the position I held, but
Mr. Cothran did not care for the
place (he aspired to the District
Judgeship) and after Senator Dial
had nominated him, Mr. Cothran,
with fifty odd other members of the
Greenville bar recommended my re
appointment and many business men
assured him of the satisfaction I had
given in the discharge of the duties
of the office, yet his hatred for Sen
ator Tillman and his friends prompt
ed him to ignore all recommendations
in my behalf, resulted in supplanting
me with a Republican.
In the summer of 1920, before
Congress adjourned, the opinion was
pretty general that a Republican
would be elected President at the
November election, and if so, that
inasmuch as the Democrats in a sim
ilar situation in 1913, had refused
to confirm Republicans nominated by
President Taft, that the Republicans
would refuse at the December session
of .Congress, to confirm any of the
appointees of President Wilson; and
notwithstanding this knowledge on
his part and the fact that he knew
that he could not displace me with
any friend of his under the Wilson
Administration, he pursued a course
that he had good reason to believe
would give the result that he finally
secured, to-wit: the appointment of
A Republican to succeed me.
On December 12th, 1920, Se
Dial gave to the press a stat?
in explanation of the reaso
j blocking my confirmation, arnon]
er'things he said: "He appre<
very much the assistance Mr.
mond had rendered him in th<
campaign, and yet at the same
he was under prior obligatio
friends who had aided him on
mer occasions * * * *." An<
newspaper article concluded, "
tor. Dial announced that he woul
the Senate to confirm the nomin
of Mr. Thrumond and hoped the
ter would be disposed of at an
day," but this interview was a i
of deception and insincerity, f(
knew then that his time for he
me had passed.
My nomination was held in
committee for months but my Re
lican successor's nomination was
firmed within a few days after it
I made no effort directly or
rectly, to obtain the assistant
Mr. Joe Tolbert, the Republican
eree, for he owed me nothing anc
'Republican party owed me not
and would not be put in the atti
of owing them anything.
"Never would I crook the p
nant hinges of the knee that tl
may follow fawning."
In the interview given by Sen
Dial in December, 1920, he sti
that his first information was e
neous as to" Mr. Thurmond's posi
as to the question of opening
lists for the ^ntry of new candid*
in the Senatorial race, after the de
of Senator Tillman,. This statem
is positively untrue, for he had
facts as to my attitude as to t
situation when the Executive C<
mittee passed on the question i
discussed it fully with me while
was at Edgefield during the cs
I leave Senator Dial, the great
political accident the state ever h
to revel in his own littleness, ibitt
ness and arrogance.
White Supremacy Paramount.
In my opinion, the much discuss
effort to organize a new Republic
party in the state, to be composed e
tirely of white people will meet
ignominious failure, as it should (
Some criticize President Wilson f
the deflation of commodities at t
end of his last term. This criticis
is unjustified ,for President Wils
did not deflate, the Federal Reser
Board, did that. President* Wijsi
stood by the South during his who
administration arid hereafter tl
pages reciting his achievements w
be regarded the brightest in Amei
It must be admitted that the defl
tion policy of the Federal Reser
Board has come nigh bankrupting tl
whole country and especially tl
South-the fact is, many good me
have been ruined and can never con
back in a business way, while othe:
will be able in time to retrieve the
lost fortunes. During the initiation c
this deflation policy and for the r<
mainder of the Wilson administra
tion, President Wilson was a ver
sick man, and I believe his son-in-lav
Mr. McAd?o, a great financier, e>
pressed President Wilson's view
when he took sharp issue with th
Federal Reserve Board. What com
fort can these Democrats, estrange
from the Democratic party becaus
of the deflation policy of the Federa
Reserve Board, get from the Repub
lican Party which has continued th'
deflation policy, and President Har
ding has even retained in office th
Democratic Governor of the Federa
Reserve Board, and it is understooi
that President Harding sympathize!
with the action of that board? W<
all know that the tremendous increas?
in taxation and other public demands
and the high cost of living, necessl
tate a reasonable price for labor anc
commodities-both inflation and de
flation should be within reasonable
limits. I think the time has come foi
a campaign for a reduction of taxes,
both State and Federal.
White supremacy should be para
mount with us. Nothing could be
more abhorrent than a return to con
ditions in '76. As a fourteen-year-old
boy I was at the Presidential election
at Shaw and McKie's Mill Precinct.
There were six or seven negroes to
one white man. I had been taught to
handle a long pistol for the occasion,
and the boys of my age and all white
men of the neighborhood, young and
old, were at the precinct determined
to carry thc election for white su
premacy. One hundred and fifty
yards away, in open view of the pre
cinct and its surroundings, was a
company of federal soldiers with
their guns and part of the time they
were formed in line, and I have a
vivid recollection of a federal officer
who, when he approached the ballot
box at the request of either side
would say: "You people on that side
stand back" (referring to the white
.people) and 'Ton people on this
side stand back'' (referring to the
negroes). I believe that the negroes
should be fairly and justly treated
but the Caucasien race discovered,
conquered and brought civilization
to this country, and I don't think any
other race should be permitted to
participate in the politics of this
country. The 19th amendment to the
Constitution of the United States
gives the Federal Government great
er jurisdiction than it ever had before
over elections for ' Federal officers
If many of our white people should
go into the Republican party and we
should have two strong white parties
in the South, undoubtedly the negro
would be protected in his ballot and
would be pulled in as a balance of
power between the contending white
factions and the conditions of '76
would repeat themselves and I don't
think I desire to. see '76 or the Phoe
nix Riot repeat themselves, in fact I
think they' would be far worse, be
cause we would have white man
against white, man. As long as we
have the negro menace, the white
people cannot afford to divide.
It is not my intention to re-enter
politics, but I shall give my time to
the practice of my profession and to
my farming interests, and with this
in view, I rejoin the ranks of our pri
vate citizens and will co-operate with
them in whatever is best to promote
the welfare of South Carolina and
the country at large.
J. Wm. THURMOND.
No. 50, A. F. M. will
hereafter hold its
tion on the SEGOND
MONDAY night of each month in
stead of Friday night as heretofore.
All members are kindly requested
to observe the change and be pres
J. H. CANTELOU, W. M.
Edgefield, S. C., August 1, 1921.
We having organized the Edgefield
National Farm Loan Association in
connection with the Federal Land
Bank, I shall be glad to file your ap
plication for a loan.,
J. H. CANTELOU,
Edgefield, S. C.
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Notice of Final Discharge.
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas Whitfield S. Mobley has
made application unto this Court for
Final Discharge in re the Estate of
Mary Ware Coleman, late of said
County and State, deceased, on this
the 7th day of July, 1921
These are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors or parties
interested, to show cause before me
at my office at Edgefield Court House
South Carolina, on the 13th day of
August, 1921 at ll o'clock a. m.,
why said order of Discharge should,
not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C., S. C.
July 7th, 1921.
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