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Gov. Blease on Action of Supreme
Court in Davis Case-Commuted
Sentence in Capital Case.
Charging that a new trial would
have been granted had the special
judge controversy not come into the
case Gov. Blease commuted the sen
tence of James Davis, the Laurens I
county negro, to life imprisonment.
The supreme court recently affirmed
" the sentence of death imposed by the
Laurens county court upon Davis and
ordered that a new day be set by
that court for the execution.
In the decision in the Davis case the
court incidentally ruled that special
judges must be commissioned by the
governor upon the appointment by the
supreme court, and also ruled as to
the right of the governor to order a
special term of court.
"I commuted the sentence of Davis
on my own violition," said Gov.
Blease. "I am satisfied that the negro
would have been given another trial
upon the appeal made if the supreme
court had not lugged a political ques
tion into the opinion. which was caus
ed 'by. the special judge question. I
would be an inhuman fool to sit here
and let the negro be hanged," Gov.
Blease continued. He said that he
would have commuted the sentence if
he had known that it would have been
his last act.
Several other petitions for pardons
and commutations were acted on by
Benjamin G. Turner, a white man
from AAken county, who is serving
a sentence of seven years on the
-charge of killing his step-father, Riley
L. Johnson, was granted a pardon up
on petition of the members of the jury
who tried the case, the presiding
judge, the solicitor and upon an af
fidavit furnished by a little negro girl
that she had told an untrue story of
the crime when the case was tried.
She says in the affidavit that she was
asleep and knew nothing of the crime.
It was claimed by Turner that he kill
ed his step-father in defense of his,
Turner's, mother. A pardon was .re
fused by. Gov. Ansel. He was cor
victed in 1907.
The sentence of Mark Floyd, con
victed in Horry county and sentenced
to one year in prison or a fine of $400
has been commuted to six months~im
prisonment or a fine of $50. He was
convicted Of assault and battery with
intent to kill.
Jesse Jones, convicted in Horry
counity and sentenced to five years on
the chaingang on the charge of as
sault and battery with intent to kill,
has been pardoned by Gov. Blease. He
wa,s convicted in 1908.
Gov. Blease has pardoned James L.
Love, of Marion county, who was serv
ing a -life sentence ini the periitentiary
on the charge of murder, mercy hay
ing been recommended by the jury.
Love has -been out on parole for the
past year on. account of ill health.. Gov.
Blease said that he' would do away
with the paroles granlted by Gov. An
sel and just grant him a full pardone
He said that he might as well be par
"I w,ill not grant this negro a par
don, but a commutation in order that
he may be dis-franchised." This state
ment was made by Gov. Blease in
granting a commutation to sentence
to date to James Smatthers, a negro,
convicted in Richland county on the
charge of steagng a grip from M. W.
Mobley at the union station several
years ago and sentenced to eight
years in the penitentiary.
- NiEWS OF BACHMfAN CHAPEL.
Farmers Well Up With Work-Help.
ed Rebuild Barn-School.
Slighs, March 22.-Farm work isn't
much of a rush now as the farmers
have had such beautiful weather to
plow, and have made good use of it.
Grain is needing rain badly and the
insects are damaging oats consider
ably in laces, and .they are looking
poorly. There hasn't been any corn
planted in this section yet that we
have heard of. There's time enough
yet, as it doesn't pay to plant too
M1ost of the farmers, we tbink, are
ready to plant corn and just waiting
for the season to get right.
Easter cotning so latc mis~ spring
we may have some real cold weather
Mr. D. W. Buzhardt, who had the
mnisfortunle to get his barn burned
dowvn recently has a new one built
again1. His neighbors were very kind
and assisted him in rebuilding. This
is the way to show true friendship.
His mule, which was very badly burn
Led, is recovering nicely, and there is
good hopes for its recovery.
Miss Rosa Long, who had an at
tack of grippe, is up again and doing
Mr. J. Lawson Lng, of Newberrv.
visited at the home of his father, Mr.
M. M. Long, last Sunday. Glad to see
him looking so well as he also has
just recovered from grippe.
Lilie May, the small daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Banks, Jr., who
has been very sick, is improving.
Mr. Ab Franklin, of near Beth Eden,
spent last Saturday night and Sunday
with relatives and friends in this sec
Mr. Lawes Gallman, who went to
Columbia recently, is at home again.
The boys find occasionally that
"There's no place like home," when
they are disposed to wander.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Schump rt, and
children, spent last Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Kinard and chil
dren visited at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Franklin last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Rikard, of Long
Lane, spent a while -last Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wil
Union academy school, taught by
Miss Sarah Caldwell, will give an ex
hibition at the close of the school.
The date and program will be pub
We have seen some nice gardens for
this season of the year. Hope they
won't be killed down by a freeze.
Since last Tuesday the days are gain
ing some on the nights and will con
tinue until we have the "good old long
summer days.' It has seemed like
spring weather a good while.
HOP FIENDS ARE ALERT.
And All Because Uncle Sam Will
Cook $30,000 Opium Pills.
Dope fiends in New York and New
Jersey are in a state of nervous pros
tration about the plan announced by
the federal authorities to burn opium
valued at $22,000 in this city, and an
other batch of the dream-inducing and
death-producing drug, valued at $8,
000, in Trenton, says the New York
Victims of the habit of rolling tiny
balls of opium, cooking them and
placing them in pipes and smoking
away until they drift into a dream
land so ecstatic that they are willing
to give up home, faniy, thealth, and
even life itself, are wondering what
the sensation will be if they are per
mitted to inhale the fumes of a $22,
000 "pill," burned here under federal
supervision, or of an $8,000 "pill"
burned in the Jersey capital.
Frantic efforts were made by the
fiends to ascertain when, where and
under what restrictions the opium
will be burned. The federal officials
aie keeping these facts secret. The
thing that is worrying them is what
the effect of the incineration will be
on customs men who perform the act
ual work orf burniL6 so much "hop"
at one time. There is no desire among
the United States treasury officials to
have as an aftermath of the opium
cremation a squad of men who have
become opiuni. fiends as a result of
performing an official duty. There
fore it has been decided to surround
the burning of the drug with extraor
dinary precautions, that the law of
1909, under which it will be destroyed,
may not serve as an instrumenut to de
moralize the customs service.
The opium, valued at $22,000, was
seized in this city by Deputy Survey
or of Customs Norwood and his men
in raids made on opium joints in 7th
avenue and in Chinatown. The tins
filled with opium now are deposited
in a large safe in 'the custom house
in Bowling Green. The opium will be
destroyed as soon as it has served its
purpose as a government ex.hibit
against the men who are to be tried
1on indictments charging them with
having violated the anti-opium law.
News that the drug will be burned has
reached Chinatown and the Tender
loin, and every day delegations of
dope fiends are seen wandering
around Bowling Green, sniffing the
air and shaking their beads sadly.
They would not miss their fill of air
laden with the fumes of opium valued
at $22,000 for anything in the world.
What is true of the situation in
this city is also true, in .proportion,
of that prevailing in Trenton. The
opium awaiting destruction there was
seized in Atlantic City and Hoboken.
The news of that seizure and of the
impeding destruction of the drug
soon was known to the opium fiends
in Jersey City, Newark, Trenton and
Philadelphia, and a picket system was
established to give notice in advance
when ,the 'hop" would be burned in
Trenton. Those pickets still are on
duty, and so are the pickets in this
city. They express confidence the
feder;al officials can not burn so much
opium without the fact being discov
"Wh:.. if they burn $22.('00 worth of
opium at one time the fumes will be
strong enough to put everybody in
New York city in a trance," one of the
pickets said, "but jiust think of the
fun the men who will actually do the
burning will have. They'll be seeing
March 24th-- -3:3(
The Most Hig
On this occasion the manager
Sho w has been fortunate to sec
taken of a ship wreck in which t
takes a leading part, showing hi:
love. The scene is most thrillit
one of the grandest spectacles ev
Admission - -
SUMMER & HIPP'S (
* * * * * * * * * * * *
*Summer and Hipp Piano Contest. *
5* * * * * * ** * ** * *
In the piano cont'est conducted by
Smmer & Hipp. the following is the
sanding of the candidates:
osha Franklin, City.. .. ....42,100
ary Hardeman, City.... ....11,20
ary Yocome, Mollohon.. .. ..10,400
aisy Milstead, Mollohon.. .....7,000
t.ura Lomin-ick, City.. .. ....60,190'
izzie Earhardt, City.. .... ...1,000
ossie Mae Boozer, City. . . .221,380
I illie Mae Wise, Prosperity -.. 7,000
nnie Singley, Slighs.. .. ..166,676
Anie Mae Bedenbaugh, Slighns.161,636I
era Boland, Little Mountain. 1,000
llie Jacobs, Little Mountain. .14,041
ra .Sheely, Little Mountain .. 6,248
aud Setzler, P?omaria.. .....23,391
'Ana Koon, Pomaaria.. ..... .21,180
elen Hentz, Pomnaria', R. F. D. 2,000
nnie Eargle, Pomaria.. .... ...1,000
a.ura Suber, Pomaria.. .... ...8,141
Jnnie Mae Sease, Newberry, R.
F. D... .... .. ...... .....13,954
e Caldwell, It ewberry, R. F. D. 1,000
ayme Cromer, Newberry, R. F.
D.. .... .... ..--.--...37,892
flwering fields, golden seas and
eautiful blue-eyed and golden-haired
rls for three weeks at least."
The Vice of Ingratitude.
It was Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
man trained i.n politics and well ac
uainted with polit,icians, who said.
A wise man should doubt of every
From his familiarity with British
aders and the fact that he uttered
the p'hrase in a parliamentary debate
n the house of commons, he must
ae had impressed upon his mind the
aithlessness, ingratitude and dupli
cty of one he had entire confidence in.
History repeats itselif, and seldom
oes there arrive in the political arena
he leiader, the completely successful
ader. who comprehends the import
ne, the absolu,te necessity, if one
ould merit and deserve success, of
oyalty, good faith and devotion to
e int:erests of those who have been
oyal, faithful and devoted to him.
Ingratitude in any form by' every
umn being is regarded as,a n index;
o a despicable character, and when
xhibited by 'the r.edncan.t who has
been eiven a crust, or by one who has
been raised to official position through
e efforts of sincere friends, it is
equally dishonorable, d'etestable and
rn for Friday
Sand 7:30 P. M.
ent of the Moving Picture
ure the films of the scenes
he Wonderful Educated Dog
a wonderful knowledge and
ig and awe inspiring. It is
er seen. Don't fail to see it.
5 and 10 Cents
Noic Brow, Nwbrr,R D1,0
KaeHnesn Blis .C
R F._ D. .. .. - -. ,6
ReaWinyElis .F . ,3
IayHry,Bar, .D .1,5
'anIio, lis .F.D. ,0
prne Jee,Wimr, .C. ,0
Wini nero Whtmr... ,0
>Maryc Brown, Newberry, R. F D. 1,40
Karie Hender, wbery, . F. D ,4
Essi Wilon D ewberry.R.F...5,260
Willie Eiser Blappers, R. F. D.. 1,000
irnae Je terchinCareS... 1,060
F.ni D.eNdon ..it......- 1,000
eary Brownr, Newberry, R.D1,3
F.r Wdt. Ne.wbe..y. . . --. 3,42
Mggie Wiviston, Citry .. F.. .17,264
illie Ringer, Poapeia, R. F. D..1002
iagge Btiobb, Cty.p.e.l.... 9 ,000
31Iag Liviotn, Newberry, R..D1,0
F.ar Gibon Prosperity.........1,004
Peala Schp, Nomary, R.D1,0
[daggilem, LivstreeCt.. .....1,2
Lucia Rinle, Colaia, R. F... .1,000
the Boube, Cymans,...1,000
@lla SBmme, Newberry . . . 25,000
1arai Gso, Prosprt, S. C...10,60
Lauca Harge.. Co..ns ... .. .. 1,00
Bell Harmon.. .... .. .. .-144,?
May Lake, Silverstreet......17,450
The annals of public affairs are re
plete with Vhe niames of a'mbitious
eak,lings who have sought to ad
vance th.eir own selfish interes-ts by
the sacrifice of .true friends to secure
the support of or applause of enemies.
Additions to the list will continue
to be made, but the .political epitaphs
wvill also be as continuous and as uni
orm, for retributive justrice invariably
ands such careers with defeat and -dis
It was Jackson, who would rather
meet defeat with his friends than gc
o victory with his enemies, yet suc
aess named shim her hero, and his
memory is wel:1 beloved throughout
his country today.
It was Lincoln who refused .to com
promise with his aissailants and epi
tomized political wisdom in his max
[i, "Never swap horses while cross
[ng a stream."
It was Grant who suffered from er
rors of trusted friends, but whose
touching tenderness for even those
who abused his loyalty to them.
gives him today his high place in the
kindly memories of the American
Our people despise a man who be
trn~ hi friends to forward his inter
ests wit.h enemies, and there exists in
Ithe assurance that
AWAKE! SPRING IS
Prepare for the I
Rush that is Sur
Be one of the first one
Get ihe pick and choic
ness reigns, styles exc
superlative and select
' minute at Black's Mil
Wednesday and Thursd
N. L. BLACI
A Dress, a Pair
for the Ladies, Girl
They must have laces,
Fancy Collairs and]i
We have a better line ot]
thing to suit any taste at
Men and Boys 'Cloting
Men and boys must bi
Shirts, Ties, Collars, I
Slippers. We can fit
* the purse. It will pay:
N. L. BL ACI
F RIDAY, MA
My stock is now comp
ally invite the ladies of 4
IrQundinlg country to in
thie prettiest, most stylisi
mer Millinery that I hi
Don't fail to examine my
ing for I know they will
in Style and price. Frid:
such a man is unworthy of either NTO'
personal or public conifidence. How
ever profuse his professionls. however
attractive his suggestiorns, or loud and Nc
forceful his promises, the knowledge maki
ha an has abandoned or betray-th<
dtoewho assisted and aided him office
I n his career, stamps him ps unworthy berr:
f them, and repels for all time the 1911,
approval of the populace. and
Never yet lived the man who aban- lette:
doned friends for enemies but found I said
his hopes were but illusions and 'his
ambitions were as naught. 2.-28
s in the field.
e while new
iy, March 29-30
Y, S. c.
is and Babies
d summer styles.
and Furnishings ~
ave Suits, Hats, .
~xtra Pants and
the person aud
ou to see us.
rY, S. iC.
LS, S. ,C.,
R CH 31st
lete and I cordi
lhappells and sur
spect it. I have
Spring and Sum
e ever carried.
Hats before buy
please you both .< I
iy, March 31st.
ICE OF FINAL SETTLE3EENT.
tice is hereby given that I .will
Sfinal settlement as guardian of
estate of Olin B. Graha:n in the
of the probate court for New
Scounty on Wednesday, March 29,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
immediately thereafter -apply for
rs dismissory as guardian of the
minor, Olin B. Graham.
H. S. Graham,