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JONES MUST REMAIN IN JAIL
Supreme Court Refuses Bail-Chief
Justice Pope Dissents from De
cision of Associate Justices
Gary and Jones.
News and Courier.
Columbia, December 18.-The su
preme court today filed its order in
the cse of W. T. Jones, refusing bail
to the defendant-petitioner, and has
filed the formal order dismissing
the appeal from Judge Hydrick's or
der refusing bail to Jon:es and sus
taining Judge Hydrick. In the latter
deision Chief Justice Pope, and As
soeite Justices Gary and Jones all
concur, but in the order refusing bail
on the motion in the original jurisdic
tion of the court Chief Justice Pope
,does not concur. Associate Justice
Woods does not sign either order, be
ing unable to consider official business,
by reason of illness in his family.
The result of these orders is that
Jones must remain in jail at Union
until the next term of the court of
general sessions at Union, when the
ease in which he is charged with the
murder of his wife will be called.
Whether or not the case will then be
tried, of course, is yet to be determin
ed, as other motions may be made.
The case is one of the most unusu
al in the history of the State, since
Mrs. Jones is all-ged to have died
from poisoning, ard the theory of the
,defence is that she committed sini
cide, because of her delicate condi
tion. The theory of the prosecution
is that Jones admi*nistered to her the
poison, or at. least compelled her to
take it, and evidence has been secured
to show that -she was not in the con
dition claimed by the defence. Sev
.eral aflidavits were also presented
during the hearing for bail to show
tL.&t Jones had endeavored to force
his wife into intimate relations with
a negro in his employ, and also a
white man, the supposition being that
Jones intended to apprehend the two
in the act and kill both. These and
other features of the case make it one
of the most revolting that has ever
been known in this State.
The orders of the court follow:
The State of South Carolina, in the
-Supreme Court, November term, i
1~908, 7th circuit, Union County.
Lx parte W. T. Jones, petitioner, in i
're the State, respondent, against i
* W. T. Jones, appellant.1
"This is an appeal from the order of1 I
BHon. D. E. Hydrick, circuit judge, re
fusing bail in the above stated case. '
After argument the court considered ]
the: exceptions and announced brally t
froin the bench that the appeal should 1
-be dismissed, and that the reasons
therefor would be given in an opinion I
to be thereafter filed. Thereupon
counsel for appellant moved to be al
lowed to withdraw the appeal and ibt
is, therefore, adjudged that the appeal
*Y. J. Pope, Chief Justice.
Eug. B. Gary, Associate Justice.
Tra B. Jones, Associat Justice.
Columbia, S. C., 18th December, 1908.1
The State of South Carolina, in the
- - Supreme Court, November term, j
1908, 7th circuit, Union county.
Ex parte W. T. Jones, petitioner, in
re the State, respondent, against
W. T. Jones, appellant.
This is an application for bail in
the original jurisdiction of this court.
After careful consideration of the
affidavits and excluding all irrelevant
and incompetent matter therein, and
after argument of counsel, we are of
the Gpinion that bail should be refus
ed, and it is so adjudged.
Eugene B. Gary, Associate Justice.
Ira B., Jones, Associate Justice.
I.cannot concur in this order to re
Y. J. Pope, C. J.
Columbia, S. C., 18th December, 1908.
Jones Wealthy Planter.
Jones is a, very wealthy planter liv
ing at Santuc, in Union county, and
he was once a studen-t at the South
'Carolina college. In the course of his
argument for Jones the other day
'Col. George Johnstone declared, that
*the new home of Jone3 at Santuc,
which had just been finished when
his wife died, is one of the most ele
gantly constructed and furnished
houses he had ever entered in South
CaroTina. There is one child, a boy,
about thirteen yea rof age, who is
claimed is now without proper pro-.
teetion during the incarceration of
The next term of court in Union
is held in February, and the case, if
ided at that fime, will attract wide
Bail Granted Ray.
Justice Gary today granted bail to
John Ray in the sum of .$3,000. Ray
killed another white man named Goll
man, ~in Union 'eounty, several weeks
CONTEST FOR LEVER.
R. H. Richardson, A Negro of Sumter u]
County, Disputes Congressman's oj
Election. . ti
News and Courier.
Washington, December 19.-Con- A
gressman A. F. Lever will have an
other contest, notice of which was
served upon him by a negro lawyer
Stewart, representing Jacob Moorer,
the negro attorney of Orangeburg,
who has made himself notorious in ul
th-ese elections cases. The contestant ol
for Mr. Lever's seat is a negro, R. H. ti
Richardson, of Sumter county. It is tl
said that he was at one time private
5ecretary to George Washington Mur- A
ray, when he represented Sumter dis
rict in congress. The contest is bas
?d upon practically the same grounds
as the previous contests from the
State. It is alleged that on account
)f the violation of the fourteenth and in
Fifteenth amendments of the federal
,onstitution, 15,000 voters were de- tc
rived of their franchise in the 7th
,ongressional district and that these fu
ould have cast their votes for Rich- fc
irdson. The only new feature of the
,ontest is the allegation that the act
)f the South Carolina legislature pro- 1
iding for reenrollment and registra- tr
ion of the qualified electors during be
he year 1908 is unconstitutional be- re
,ause it was not enacted within the
ime provided by the Constitution of
;hat State. It is understood that Mr.
Fiever 's lawyers have looked thor
)ughly into the new feature and that
;hey see no danger in it. Mr. Lever
vas asked if he desired to make aqy
;tatement about the case. He said:
'I have nothing to say except that
[ am getting mighty tired of these
idiculous biennial contests. The om- t
ittee on elections has repeatedly
ield that this contest raised a ques
ion, which is a constitutional one and
hould be passed upon by the supreme
ourt of the United States. The Con
titution of South Carolina furnishes
o every citizen a speedy method of
-eaching the supreme court of the
inited States, when he feels that un
er the State constitution of 1895 he
as been discriminated against. The
resent chairman of election commit
ee No. 3 has several times called at- M
ention to this matter and it does
eem that congress should be relieved
f the expense attaching to such con -
ests as have been settled by it prae
ically several times. I do not fear
he outcome but it does cause the ex
enditure of considerable time and bi
erves, in a measure, to handicap me b'
n the discharge of mny official duties. da
t seems that the only way by which
hese nonsensieal appeals cat' be stop-si
~ed is that congress should take thesi
i in its mouth and discontinue the t
ayment of the $2,000 allowance for e
x>enses in the prosecution of the
oniexst, except when it doe: appear
hi ta~ contest. is a bona fide one.'" '
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Bought and Sold
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DELINQUENT TAXES. M
All delinquent taxes may be paid E
j to 21st December with the penalty
ten per cent. After that execu- pi
Dns will be placed in the hands of tl
Le sheriff for collection. y<
J. J. Langford, e<
ttest: Mayor. w
Eug. S. Werts, SE
Clerk and Treasurer. ai
DELINQUENT TAXES. ul
All delinquent taxes may be paid P
> to 21st December with the penalty P
ten per cent. After that exeen- a
Dns will be placed in the hands of g
e sheriff for collection.
J. J. Langford,
Eng. S. Werts,
Clerk and Treasurer. S:
We will receive bids for the build- S
g of a Lutheran church at Silver
;reet up to January 1st, 1909. We .
furnish all material necessary forld
.e construction of same. Will also o
xnish, window frames, door frames, M
lding doors, already made. We 1
)uld ask that each one making a bid h
ecify how soon he could commence
>rk provided he was awarded con
act. Plans and specifications wills
found at 0. W. Long's shop. We s
serve the right to reject any and all c
ds. Send bids to H. 0. Long. ae
H. 0. Long, of
K. S. Stillwell, H
H. T. Fellers,
Building Committee. t
All parties holding demands against 1
e estate of James F. Todd, deceas
, will please present the same to
e undersigntd on or before the
st day of March, 1909.
reeutor of the Will of James F.
Dec. 14, 1908. 2t
ATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
In the Probate Court. 0
M. A. Carlisle and John C. Goggans,i t
eeutors of the la... ill and testa
Mt of W. W. Spearman, deceased, h
Etta R. Spearman, et al., Defend
Complaint for Sale of Land. r
By order of the Court herein, I will t
11 at public auction,t to the highest e
dder at Newbesrry Court House,
ring the legal hours of sale, on Mon-.
y, the fourth day of January, 1909, C
that tract of land, lying and being 0:
nate in the County and State afore- y
~d, containing three hundred and
irty seven, '(337) acres, more oi'
s, and bounded by lands of D. Nt.
ard, Sam Nance, Walter S. Spear
WE HAVE TH
AND FINEST I
Ever Brought t
Fruit Plates, !
A FULL L
COME IN AN~
an. Mrs. Maggie Longshore and Mrs.
Terms of S9le: One-third of the
archase money to be paid in cash,
ie balance on a credit of one and two
3ars, ,the credit portion to be seeu- I
I by i mortgage of the premises sold,
ith interest thereon from the dr.te of
Le .t the rate of eight per eent. per
inum, the said mortgage to provide
>r attorneys fees in case of foreclos
.e; with leave to purchaser to antiel
ite payments either in whole or in
irt, the purchaser to pay for papers
id the recording of the said mort
F. M. Schumpert,
Judge of Probate.
Newberry, S. C., Dec. 14, 1908.
EERIFF'S DELINQUENT TAX
'ATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
By virtue of an execution to me
rected by Jno. L. Epps, Treasurer
Newberry county, I will sell on
onday, the 4th day of January,
09 (Salesday), within the legal
urs of sale, at Newberry Court
ouse, the following property for de
iquent taxes for the year 1907, viz:
A tract of laind in Reeder Town
ip No. 5, assessed to L. C. Sheeley,
ntaining one hundred and thirty
res more or less, bounded by lands
Dorothy Davis, W. F. Kelly and
Terms of Sale-Cash. Purchaser
pay for papers.
M. M. Buford,
Sheriff N. C.
Sheriff's Office, Dec. 12, 1908.
a the positive guarantee
hat if it does not give sat
dfaction we will return the
atire amount of money paid
.s for it.
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very person suffering from
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