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Johns!one might see it.
Mr. Aull said licit us lie \v;is leaving
I he meeting ;ii Mount IMoasaul
he was liild (lull :i ro|????-| had boon
ci reninI ed |<> Hie effect t!i;il ho was
in a combination with other eandi dates
to defeat Mr. Johnstone. The
first opportunity, he said, lie had to
nail (hat was at Whitmire, and he
did so. <4I am running in tins race
on my record," lie said, "a* T have
a right to run."
"Now, 1 understand/' lie said,
"that they are telling it that Mr.
Johnstone will heat me two to one?
that he will defeat me from five hundred
!<? seven hundred voles, f have
been told by a gentleman to whom Mr
Johnstone talked that he said he
would heal me from five hundred
to seven hundred votes, or that]
In? would heal me two to one. It so
happens fliat every time flint claim
was made, I here was somebody present
who took issue with the parly
making it, and challenged llicm |o put
up or shut up, and I hey generally
''I don't know what Hie result is
going In be. That is for you to sav.''
Mr. Aull said thai Mr. Johnstone
had hoe11 sayin<_r on every stump in
'i he county Dial ho Mad never sought
office? I ha! Ii was only at I lie earnest
solicitation and request of his
I riends Ihat lie presented himself, and
ihat h" did i! and accepted office under
tlic* stress o| great self sacrifice
and self abnegation. "1 don'I like
to refer to those things, ImiI if T
haven"! r?*ad I he history of Newberry
county wrong, oil her Mr. Johnsi
one or some member of his family
has sough! or he/ I office for over
oighl\ yea is irf .^Tfs counly, ami Mr.
Jc.hnstone today is holding three offices
in contravention of Hie plain
loiter of I lie ('oust it ul ion of Ibis
Slate. And vol be never sought office.
and onlv accepted it with
great sell sacrifice ami self nbiiogat
Mr. Aull then look up Mr. Johnstone's
position as Iruslee of (Momson
college, and as chairman of the
board of trustees, saying thai the'
seel ion o| the ('ons!ilul ion which ho
'M noted < I i s? 111 a I i lied Mr. .Iidinsloiie
I roni lioldiug hot 11 this oilice and I he
office of senator from Newberry eoun'iy.
lie was not raising Ilia! question,
as he had stated at previous meetings.
as a technical question, lie hold
"ihat the provision of Hie Constitution
which provided that no person
should be eligible to a seal in Hie
general assembly while lie held any
otiicc or position of profit or Irust
under Ibis Slate, the failed Stales
ol America, or any of litem, or any
?>t'hoi power, except officers in the
militia and notaries public, was a
wise provision. What w:ii the reason
for l lie provision.' Matters were
coming before every session of the
general assembly affecting the higher
institutions of learning. No man,
he cared not how honest or conscientious
lie might be, could be true as a
trustee to an institution of Ihat kind
and not loan towards it when matters
of legislation come before the
general assembly demanding his vole.
Mr. .Johnstone, he said, had said at
Ml. I'leasant that if it be I rue that
this inhibition in tin? Constitution
disqualified him, when he accepted a
position in I he legislature he vacated
bis position as trustee. Hut the Constitution
goes on and says if any
member ol Hie general asscmhlv exercises
any ol I hose disqualifying
positions he shall vacate his seat in
the general assembly, and Mr. Johnstone
had certainly continued to perform
Hie duties ol trustee of Clotnson
and chairman of the board. Mr.
Johnstone had claimed that for
iwenl.v \ears Senator Tillman has occupied
a position on the board, ''lie
wauls to justify his position now by
Senator Tillman. Isn't il remarkable
how some of l lieso people, when
i hoy find they are in a wrong position
even some of those who fought
Tillman very bitterly?come up and
bold Senator Tillman up as a precedent
lor doing wrong themselves'?
Senator Tillman, when ho was in
power in 18U.M, turned Mr. Johnstone
out as a member of the board of
J rust oes. Ho was a candidate then
for reelection, and in the general assembly
that elected trustees be received
about thirty votes. Now, he
vonu's up and says if it is a disqualifying
position. Senator Tillman holds
it, and 1 can bold it. Listen: Senator
M'illman, if ho is in violation of
the Constitution, is not in violation
of that section which I read, because
Senator Tillman has never boon a
member of the general assembly?
oil her the house or the senate. There
is another provision in this Constitution
which says a man shall not hold
two offices, but 1 am referring to that
provision which says no person shall
be eligible to a seat in the general assembly
while he holds any office or
position of profit or trust.
"T have seen several instances by
which I thought the wisdom of this
provision of (he Constitution was demonstrated.
Kwr instance, r lia<l
-oiiic hills in I lie general assembly
la.-l session, ami every time Clemsoii
was mentioned Mr. Johnstone arose
ami said, "As I am the only represent
alive of Clemson oa this fljor, I
supposo I will have to defend theso
measures. He opposed another matter
in committee?a little bill of mine
requiring Clems'on to pay for the convicts
used. Do you tell me he would
have done that if he had not been on
Mr. Anil said Mr. Johnstone had
claimed that that question had been
regarded by the legal minds as settled.
Yet the supreme court, in a decision
handed down in 1907, says in
plain words that the board of trustees
of Clemson are agents of the
Mr. Anil said this matter had come
up at the last session of the general
assembly, when Mr. Yerncr, of Wal!
Italia, li.'iil introduced a resolution to
j refer this question to certain coinmil
lees as lo whether a member of
the Clemson board is eligible to a
seat in the legislature. Mr. Johnstone
had said at Williams' that he regarded
it as lit lie more than a piece of
pleasantry between two Oconee gentlemen,
and that the legal minds of
tli.'it body decided there was nothing
in the question, and the resolving
words were unanimously stricken out.
" r did not have the record at Williams'
and I did not refer to it," said
Mr. Anil, "although I remembered
the oecasion very well. Mr. Yerncr
introduced this resolution, showing
tlnit there is a question, and Mr.
Mann, who had been elected on the
board?and, by the way, is running
for the house again, a.-? nn elective
member of the board showing the tendency
of these people is for Clemson
to have elective members of her board
in the general assembly?Mr. Mann
then got up and charged Mr. Vomer
with being tick inspector, and therefore
that be held a position under the
general government. As a matter of
fact, the question never came up on
its merits. 11 was continued by a
vole of about if" to about (!0. Now,
lei's see as lo the legal minds. Mr.
Johnstone has been telling on every
slump what n great feat he performed
in evolving and perfecting the labor
contract law. ami of two members of
the general assembly he happened to
be acquainted with who were very
able lawyers, and that he was delighted
lo know that those able lawyers
agreed with him, wondering that they
themselves had not thought of such a
law before. Xow, let's see how the
vote of the legal minds in the general
assembly stood. As best I can
remember. 2J lawyers in the legislature
voted on I his question. Kleven
of I hetn \oted to have the mailer investigated,
and twelve of them voted
against it. And among those eleven
were lliese two great legal minds that
Mr. Johnstone refers fo on every or- i
casioti?Messrs. Carey and Cot bran." !
Mr. Anil then referred to the record
and gave a list of those who voted 1
for and against the resolution. The
vote showed, lie said, that even on
I his proposition, which was not on
the merits of the question, ihere wi>' I
a division of the legal minds, and I he
legal minds lo which Mr. Johnstone
rc! erred will) so much delight on hi-;
'a!>or contract law voted against his
position on this mal t"r ? weie in f ivor
o| having it investigated.
Mr. Anil then referred to M.*. Johnstone's
position as cotton statistician
in Newberry county?a position under
the I nited States government,
which also would disqualify him from '
bidding a seal iu I lie general assembly.
I he ('oust it lit ion saying no person
should be eligible to a seat iu
the general assembly who held anv
position of honor or profit under this
Slate or the I nited Stales government.
Mr. Johnstone had mentioned
at Mount Pleasant that he held this
position, but said it was a little job
that paid so little and was so insignificant
he had forgot about it.
Mr. Anil said he had tel< gra plied to
W a-hington to find out what kind of
position il was, how long he had held
it, what it paid, and so on. He said
he had not been able to find out
exactly what it paid, but he understood
on good authority that I lie
same position in Abbeville county
paid $1,000, and they divided it up
and gave it to two and now paid each
of them $(>00 per year. Mr. Anil
said Mr. North, director of the census
had telegraphed him this reply to
his telegram asking him what position
Mr. Johnstone held: "Alan Johnstone,
of Newberry, cotton agent for
Newberry county, appointed Sept. 22,
1002. Special agents are retained
from year to year and their compensation
deepnds upon the amount of
work performed. North, Director."
Mr. Anil said he had wired back asking
what the position paid in 1007,
and had received no reply, and had ,
wired again, and again received no i
| reply. lie didn't know whether ?
somebody had -1ml liitn off, or what !
was I lie mailer. |<,,t it m,ujt, nu (|it._ j
fcrence wJic-lIm-i- ii j?;iitl one dollar >*r :
$1,000, j, man win, hcltl it was not j
eligible to ;t scat in tin- general as- j
sembly. Mr. Aull said lie had staled
in Mr. Johnstone's presence twice
that he understood it paid from $000
to $1,000, and Mr. Johnstone had
not denied it.
Mr. Aull emphasized that lie was
not raising these questions as technicalities,
and showed the wisdom of
the Constitutional provision, and the
wisdom of its being carried out.
Mr. Aull said as a member of the
general assembly he had opposed and
had fought the establishment of the
immigration department, and was opposed
to it now, and opposed to immigration
of the kind we had been
getting ever since the establishment
<?l the department. He said he did
not object to home seekers who desired
homes and who would make
good citizens coming to South Caroand
settling, but lie did object
lo the class of immigrants we had
been gelling, and which we would
continue lo get under the present immigration
plan, and he objected to
the plan of going out and seeking immigrants.
lie said the matter came
up in I lie last legislature, and on even
lest vole Mr. Johnstone had
voled for the continuation of the immigralion
Mi. Aull said I hat as a mcmchcr
"I I lie house he had used his best endeavors
lo hold down appropriations,
many o| which lie believed were loo
large and many of which he believed
weiv altogether unnecessary. Hp was
no I opposed lo the higher inslilu'ions
of learning, but. he thought it
was taking loo much money to run
them. These appropriations were
considered in commit lee, and two or
tliree were preserved to the house
b.v a committee vote of six to five,
and Mr. Johnstone was anion" the
Mr. Aull. said that Winlhrop had
eome to the legislature at the sesreport
condensed from report
iner June ^
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J. A. Black welder. Robt. Is
B. C. Matthews. S. B. Ai
sion before I lie last with a proposition
to give Hie college $10,000 that
year and $10,000 next year, for the
building of a practice school, so they
could secure $10,000 from some fund
which they could only secure by getting
$20,000 to add to it. $10,000 was
appropriated, and as soon as the
money was available President Johnson
came to Columbia and got the
money and carried it to Hock llill
and deposited It in a Rock Hill bank,
and the college began drawing interest
on it, while the State was paying
five per cent interest oil a large
amount of money which she had borrowed.
The last session gave the
other $10,000, but Mr. Anil said that
he put in the appropriation bill a
proviso that the money should not
be drawn until the work was in progress.
This money had been appropriated
and part of it had been
lying in a bank at Itock Hill for a
year and the site for ilie proposed
building had not even been selected.
Winthrop came down tins year and
wanted $48,000 for a dormitory so it
could get $12,000 from some fund. Mr.
Anil said he opposed it, but the legislature
went to Winthrop and the
girls gave them such a dinner that
he believed they would have voted ^
them (he whole Stato house when F
they came back if they had wanted \
it. It had been stated that 100 girls \
had been turned away last session for p
lack of room. He had asked Presi- .
dent .Johnson how many of these .
could not have been taken because ^
thev were not prepared and President.
Johnson told him he supposed there 1
were only about 100 who could have f
been taken had there, been all the ?
room that was desired. \Vinthrop <
was doing a good work, but he be- ?
lieved :l could be run <i:or? eeonomi- *
f'c .?:ok up M John-donn?e- N
port as chairman of th ? Olemson ?
hoam showing that Olemson had
cost about $210,000 last year.
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