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JOIiN J. JONES REFUSED PARDO,.
Lawyer's Petition Premature States
Gov. Blease-Not Recommended
by Judge or Solicitor.
Columbia, March 27.-The hope that
John J. Jones, the slayer of Abe
Pearistine, of Branchville, cherished
tbhat he might get a pardon vanished
today, when Gov. Cole L. Blease re
fused .to interfere with the verdict of
the court. which was that Jones shall
serve ten years and one month at the
State penitentiary. "Pardon refused.
March 27, 1911, Cole L. Blease, gover
nor," are the words written across
the back of the petition in Governor
Blease's own handwriting. The an
nouncement of the refusal was made,
early today at the chief executive's
Reason for Refusal.
In a statement this afternoon,
Governor Blease indicated why he re
fused the Jones petition. "The peti
tion had no business being present
ed," said the governor. "It was pre
mature." No indication was given
whether or not a- later petition would
meet with favor. Gov. Blease is not
inclined to pardon prisoners without
some reason, despite the criticism to
the contrary he has received.
A pathetic letter from Mrs. Pearl
stine, a petition that the pardon be
granted from S. McGowan Simkins,
reading clerk of the house of repre
sentatives; letters from lawyers and
a refusal of Solicitor Hildebrand to
recomimend, with the absence also of
favorabde recommendation on the
part of Judge Memminger continue
part of the records in the pardon peti
tion refused by the governor.
Solicitor Hildebrand wrote that the
,case was on appeal to the supreme
court; that the detencant's counsel
themselves say that the petition - for
-a pardon is premature, therefore, he
does not recommend executive clem
From Dead Man's Widow.
Mrs. Pearistine asks if life is so
.,keap in this State that one may com
mit such a dastardly crime as that
with which Jones is charged. and yet
S. McGowan Siinlins, reading clerk
of the 'house, from Edgefield, presents
-iepetition for pardon. He says he
does so from a humanitarian s.tand
point and not with any pecuniary1
benefit in view. It is striking that the
Min petition does not come from the
~county in which Abe Pearlstine was
Mayor Williams, ,of Brancliville,
-writes that he wants Jones pardoned
as hie felt that the man was killed in
defence of his own life.
In the Jones petition there was a
letter from Senator Appelt, asking
the governor to not grant the petition
for pardon. Letters from the attor
ueys asked that a hearing be given if
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pardon were contemplated.
There are other letters, but they are
not of much significance in view of
the fact that Governor Blease today
refused to extend executive clemency
Jones was sentenced February 1
for the killing of Abe Pearlstine in,
the Branchville postoffice. The sen
tence is ten years and one month.
Won't Consider Avant Case.
Gov. Blease ha.s refused to co'nsider
a retition for the pardon of W. B.
Avant, the man who, with Dr. G. 0.
Bigham, on September 15, 1909, kill
ed Dr. Bigham's young wife on Mur
rell's Inlet, twenty-five miles from
Georgetown, and who, with Dr. Big
ham, after being sentenced to serve
three years and six months in the!
State prison, escaped. The two men
left the country before the appeal had
been concluded in the supreme court
and have never been under arrest, ex-1
cept for the short time Avant was in
the penitentiary for safekeeping and
was released on habeas corpus pro^
ceedings. Gov. Blease told the lady
who came to ask for Avant's release
that he would not consider the peti- I
tion unless the man were given up I
and placed under arrest.
The young wife of Dr. Bigham was
killed just at dusk, arAd the men
claimed that they called to her and
"the object" would not answer, so I
Avant fired and Mrs. Bigham fell over 4
and died in a few minutE's. The case
attracted much attention in George
town and throughout the State.
Gov. Blease today paroled during
good behavior Hamp James, who, in
October, 1903, was placed in the peni
tentiary for the killing of Handy
Bethea in Marion (now Dillon) coun
ty. His sentence in 1903 was com
muted by Gov. Heyward from death
to life imprisonment. Today Gov- ,
Blease -pardoned James during good
Reuben Cunningham, who, in Oc
tober, 1910, was sentenced to one
year in Lancaster for housebreaking
and larceny, was today paroled dur
ing good behavior by Gov. Blease. The
petition was presented by Senator
The parol~e in the Hamp Jamies case
was made upon Senator Manning's
statement to Gov. Blease. It was
shown to the satisfaction of the gov
ernor that an injus.tice had been done
the prisoner. In the Lancaster case
the ,parole was granted because the
man had erysipelas.
TRYING TO FIX RESPONSIBILITY.
Authorities Institute Probe Into New
York Fire-Thirty-.three Bodies
New York, March 27.-Fixing of the
blame for the loss of 141 lives in the
Washington square fire of Saturday
drew to a focus today the energies
of the district attorney's staff, the
fire ma.rshal, the coroner, the State
labor department and Borough Presi
dent McA.ney, of Manhattan. Grand
jur;men turned -personal probers.
What the probers found, evidence
that doors at exit swung inward, the
crumpl'ed fire-escape in the air shaft,
the one fire-escape blocked by iron
shutters, an empty water tank on the
roof, .ana the habit prevailing among
the cutters yf 1;ting cigarettes a
few minutes befr:-- tiitn "c will
be placed speed.ily i' .-'orx thie ,gra "d
jury lor' action'.
Fire Marshal Beers summoned the
proprietor of the Triangle Waist com
pany and several employees to testi
Nerer Had Fire Drill.
"So far as I can discover," said
District Attorney Whitman, "there
never has been a fire drill in this fac-j
tory. In my opini'on it takes 700 girls
three hours to reach the street by
the one fire-escape in that building.
Nine-tenths of the employees can not
speak English, yet I couMd not fiind
a sign in Yiddish or Italian pointing!
out the fire exits.
The fire marshal said he was con
vinced that a cigarette, lit by a cut
ter and thrown in a heap of clippings,
had start'ed the fire.
A relief fund for the sufferers is
headed by a $5,000 donation from An
'Ihirty-th.ree bodies, shorn of all
senmblance to 'humans, lie tonight at!
the Charities' Pier Morgon. unidenti
fied. Twelve more, mostly girls in
meir teens. are fighting for their
lives in the hospital.
Many funerals were held today and
many more are scheduled for tomor
row. The unidentifled will be h'Md
as long as possible to give relatives
and friende an opportunity to clim
Sc]n. Ugure ulace the death list at
MS. Oer 133 bodies were taken from
De cee r: thec dias.ter and eie.ht in
:sur.geons say, by others whio ;Miii liae,
but nave uo ch ~nce fo r~qv~r. -
THE NEWS OF WHITH1rE.
New St9re Being Built-Other Ini
proveneuts-Mrs. Jno. Fant Buys
home in Newberry.
Whitmire, March 30.--Mr. Z. H.
3uber has returned from a trip to
Rev. R. E. Mood spent Thursday
nd Friday in Columbia attending the'
state teachers' association.
Mrs. Sarah Porter, after a visit of
everal weeks to New York, and other
>oints north, has "eturned to Whit
Mrs. S. A. Jeter and daughter, Miss
Trances Jeter, hav. returned home
Lfter spending the week-end with Mrs
r. Smith Hardin 'and Mr. and Mrs.
;obt. Moffatt, in Chester.
Mrs. Jno. P. Fant and son, Edgar,
pent two days of last week in New
>erry. Edgar Fant returned to New-i
>erry yesterday. He has accepted a
osition in Gilder & Weeks drug store.
Mrs. Jno. P. Fant has purchased a
iome in Newberry and will movc
here in the near future. She has
'ented her home here to Mr. S. P. Mc
Daniel, who will occupy it and con
:inue to keep the nrarders.
Mr. Furman Shealey spent several
lays of last week at his home at
Mrs. S. H. Baston and children have
eturned from a stay of a few days at
Mr. James P. Bishop and hands
were busy last week lowering the
Irug store lately occupied by Dr. H.
K. BoByd. This adds to appearances
>n that street.
Mr. James P. Bishop is laying the
oundati'.n for a large brick store for
bhe Miller Bros which will occupy the
vacant lot between the store of Mr.
David Duncan and the drug store.
Mr. J. W. Donnan and daughter,
(iss Lucy, of Laurens, spent the
week-end at Mrs. .4o. P. Fant's visit
ing Miss Lula Donnah.
Mrs. Harriet McCarley fell over
rome of the timbers teft from the con
struction of Mrs. ino. McCarley's
house, and hurt her hip -ight badly.
We hope it will not result in anything
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wicker gave a
pound party at. their home near here
last Friday evening. Quite a numbers
of the yourng peopfe from here at
tended and report a pleasant evening
*POWELL'S INJURIES FATAL.
Baggagemaster of "Dixie Flyer"- Dies
Wa,ycross, Ga., March 27.-Ninth on
the death list of the wreck ofs the
Dixie Flyer, fast passenger train on
the Atlantic Coast Line at the Alapapa
riv'er trestle early Saturday morning,
J. E. Powell, of Jacksonville, express
messenger, died; here late tonight. He
was seven ~houirs in the wreck and
was a mass of bruises. He died, not
recoering consciousness. .His wife
was 'with 'him when he died.
It Is believed that the l-ist is not
No Way of Telling.
Savannah,a March 27.--General Sup
erintendent Brand, of the Atlantic
Coast Line railroad, returned this af
ternoon from the -scene of the Alapapa
wreck of Saturday.
"The accident is one that occurs at
any time," he said. '"We know now
why it happened, but there was no
way to know it was going to happen.
It is seldom that ag engi.a breaks
an axle as did this one."
Passenger lills Himnself..
Jacksonville, Fla., March 27.-R. S.
Turner, of Griffin, Ga , a jiaseenger on
the "Dixie Flyer," commnitted suicide
by shooting today. He is believed to
hve been insane.
That Felder Letter.
The letter that Governor Blease has
given the press purporting to have
leen written by Attorney Felder, of
Atlanta, to Mr. H. H. Evans, or thie old
dispensary board, is a hot number,
and pla'ces the author in a very unen
viable position. Of the authenticity of
the letter we have no doubt, for no
mind, however ingenmous or resource
ful, could have invented the dark
scheme, and gone so minutely into de
tails as to its operation and outcome,
unless he knew about it, and had work
ed it up. It was a bold offer to go in
to a dishonest deal, r'or snancial gain,
a readiness to sacrifice principle and
friends for aggrandizement. Oh., the
power of money, and how great a
tempter, and how many abs'olutely
worship at its shrinec: We -have no
sympathy with those who looted the
State~ during the dispensary reign, and
have always commer;ded the attorney
general in his effors o run themn
down, and yet vwe do think that money
was 'expended with' a layish hand,
~ud that the enormous fees paid tc
the attorneys were entirely out of pr
portIOn to t~1i.~ rVi('E~ rcnderei.
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0TICE OF ELECTION IN SCHOOL
DISTRICT No. 14.
In consideration c* a sdfficiently Newb
igned petition from the voters and
ree holders of School District No. 14,
ounty of Newberry, State of South Sicl
laroin, known as Prosperity School .distre
)istrict, asking for an election, in ac- The
ordance with an act of lie general sedim]
ssembly of the State of South Caro- Pas
ia, approved on the 14th day of Feb- fuil,
uary, 1911, to -decide the question of Bac
seuing coupon bonds to thie amount Hea
>f three thousand dollars ($3000.00) if quent
o much be necessary, payable in five Thw
-ears and bearing interest at not ex- help.
eding the rate of six per cent. -per Dol
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The. said bonds or lde proceeds of
he - sale thereof, together with any
unds in hand of county treasurer, toIstte
e applied to the payment and retire-I
aent of outstanding bonds \of said -'
~chool District. Newb
The election for th sa purpos
bove named is hereby ordered to be&SO
eld at the town hall i~n Prosperity, S. inlts
., in said School District, on the 18th sache
.ay of April, 1911, beginning at 8 andhe
i'clock a. m. and closing at 4 o'clock
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A registration certificate and poll alway
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ice is hereby giden that the um
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K. H. Cook. deceased, in 'the"
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Carolina, on Monday, April 1@,
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