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JONES CANDIDATE FOR OT E NO R
Chief Justice of State Will Oppose
C,ov. Cole L. Blease-Resi. s as
Lancaster, Sept. pr-The prssure
brought to bear on Chief Justice Ira
B. Jones frm all parts of South Caro
hna :o beome a canante for goVVr
nor has b:en so great and the argu
mienzs emiplovc- 3 3. aoui:e:s agilatte
e: tjist ncsel -natri-otic cit
to take :e xn - : ry nt. To
day the chief jusice gave out the fo -
lowing stateml: "You are authoriz
ed to state that if Providence permits
I will certainly be a candidate in the
primary next August for nomination
The announcement of Chief Ju ticz
Jones' candidacy will be received with
much interest in the State.
Mr. Jones was vice president of the
constitutional convention of 1895, of
which Governor John Gary Evans was
Mr. Jones married Miss Rebecca
Wyse, daughter of the late- Capt.
Joseph Wyse, of Edgefie1d, now Salu
Aa. He is a member of the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian church, being
an elder in the church at Lancaster.
Letter to Governor.
Columbia, Sept. 12.-The following
letter was received . this morning at
the office of the governor:
Lancaster, S. C., Sept. 11, 1911.
Hon. Cole. L. Blease, Governor, Co
lumbia, S. C.-Dear Sir: I hereby ten
der my resignation as chief justice, to
take effect January 9, 1912. Very re
Ira B. Jones.
The Lancaster News: You are au
thorized to state that if _Eovidence
permits I will certainty ie a candidate
in the primary next August for nomi
nation as governor.
(Signed) Ira B. Jones.
Lancaster, September 12.
Statesman Without a Job.
The forwarding to Gov. Blease an
official formal statement of his resig-,
nation as chief justice, and within 24
hours, the definite announcement that
he would enter the race for governor
next summer,- place Chief Justice Ira
B. Jones as the first certain candidate
to test the issue with Gov. Blease for
* the--.gubernatorial term of 1913-1914.
Mr. Jones has taken the stand which
Gov. Tlease declared recntly in Char
leston he would not take, and has tak
en the risk of being the "statesman
without a job," which the governor
said he would. be should he resign his
position as chief justice of the South
Carolina supre'me court
The resignation and-. announcement
have been rumor'ed iA various quarters
of the State for several weeks, but they
come as a surprise to even those who
have been expecting his candidacy. By
many it has not been considered that'
he would relinquish the highest judi
cial office in the State, of which he
may have been certain for life, at a
salary equal to that of the governor, in
order to become a candidate for the
-'- executive office. .. ..
- -. -A Reformer.
*'It is universally conceded in politi
cat circles that Chief Justice Jones at
any time would make a most formi-'
dable, if not an invincible, candidate
for any ofice in the Stats. He is a
product of the reform movement, one
-- of the ablest and most aggressive lead
ers of the warm political fights of the
early 90's, but his career on the su
~preme bench has been highly distin
guished for fairness and judicial in
- egrity no less than for~ scholarship,
-earning and aiiy
* - -. Impressive Personality.
Chief Justice Jon'es is a man 'of
-most impressiv'e .personality, virile,
-aggressive,~ alert and absolutely fear
less. Quick in debate,' resourceful,
* thoroughly familiar with South Caro;
lina affairs, he would at any time and*
against any opposition be' a difficult:
man to handle on the - stump, and
should Gov. Blease stick to his deter
mination to offer for re-election next
year, the candidacy of Mr. Jones makes
it certain that there will be at least one
antagonist able to cope with the gov
ernor, whose stump speaking ability is
highly regarded by his friends. Sev
eral other influential, strong men, have
been mentioned recently for governor,
but so far none of them has made any
announcement as to his intentions.
What position Senator Tillman will
take with regard to a race for gover
nor between Messrs. Jones and Blease
is a matter about which there is con
Siderable speculation among those in
terested in poltics. It is conceded that
an active and avowed championship
of either candidate by the senior sen
a.tor would be an important factor.
A Local Optionist.
As to the liquor question, Chief Jus
+ic: .Jones is by principle a local op
ionist and by practice a total ab
stainer. But in this race the liuor
issue will occupy a position much
more subordinate than it has held in
gubernatorial campaigns in South
Carolina within the past twenty years.
Also From Newberry.
Chief Justice Jones is a native of
New brry, where he was born on Dt
,eeniber 29, 1S31. The early years 0
his life were spent in Newbcrry, whcre
he attended Newbrry college 'or a
,; utI i n -1,S8 h e eni-Lere j, e in
colige and gradua ted in theC ciass of
SAr he i
self as orator and debater. Aftr gi'a
uaML n:e rLurnea 1o NewLerry an
(ng1t school two years . that coun
ty and L dgefield, sLudying law in Lile
m-aantime. While .i Newberry he was
associate editor of the Herald. He
was admitted to the bar when 21 yearS
In the fall of 1S75 Mr. Jones remo-r
eci to Lancaster, where he has sincl
resided.* It was then a town wiLhout
railroad or telegraph facilities. It is
said that when the future chief .jastice
reached Lancaster he had $10 in his
pocket, and no friends or acquaintance:
h- the new town. He is essentially a
self-made man, in the best sense of
In 1890 Mr. Jones was sent,to thei
house -of representatives froia Lancas
ter. He at once took first rank with
the leaders of the reform movemen:.1
in the house his personali.r immed-!
iately made itself felt, and be became
chairman of the most important com
mittee, that on ways and means. A
newspaper man who reporcel the pro
ceedings in those stir ' days recent
ly said that when Ira R Jones led a
f ght in the ho'use, 't was as good as
won. When Speaker John L. M. '!rby
was elected United States senator,
M: Jones was made speaker.
Factional feeling ran very high in
those days. It is related that upon
one occasion -the house passed a reso
lution taking out of the hands ;of the
speaker the appointment of a free
conference committee-an unieard of'
proceeding. Speaker Jones at once
threw down the gavel, took off the
purple robe and walked down the
stand. The house apologized to thell
speaker, and he resumed his office.
On the Bench.I
On January 30, '1896, while still'
speaker, he was unanimously elected
associate justice of the supreme court,
showing the respect in which he was
held by his fellow members of the gen
eral assembly. On January 22, 1902,:
he was re-elected for the full term of f
eight years, and his term would have:
expired in 191'J, but upon the resigna
tion cf, Chief Justice Pope, Associate
Justice Jones was elected chief justice
to tiil the term expiring in 17.4. He'
thus had more than two years yet to -
serve had he not resigned.
Politically, aside from the entry of
the chief justice into the race for gov-1
ernor, the resignation of the chief jus
tice is interesting. His term as chief
justice expires in 1914, two years from
the date when his resignation becomes
effective. The resignation-is in the
case of 1Chief Justice Pope--has been
timed so as to become effective during
the sessioni of the general assembly,
thus enabling the legislature to fill\the'
office promptly. Under the con'stitu-,
tion the governor 'lan only make an.
appointment to fill such an office
where the unexpired ter:m is less than'
one year, and if the chief justice had.
made his resignation effective now,
th governor could not have filled the
office and the supreme court would
have been short one judge during the
coming fall term. Chief Justice Jones:
wil preside during the fall term up to
January 9. The legislature meets on..
January 9, and it is probable that an
election will be entered upon shortly
Two Vacancies Now.
.There will be two places on the su
prenme court to be filled, since at the
last session the general assembly fail
ed to elect a fifth associate justice pro-i
vided for by the constitutional amend
nnt recently adopted. It will be re-'
menered that the general assembly
was deadlocked on. the election for
several weeks and adjourn-ed without
making a choice. That place wili be
filed, and also the position vacated
by the chief justice. It has been cus-:
tomary to promote one of the associate
justices to chief justice, and should
this be done there will be an election
held for two associate justices. The:
present associates justices in the or
der of seniority of service, are Eu-.
gene B. Gary, C. A. Woods and D. E.:
Hydrick: -.When the legislature ad
journed the candidate being voted for
for the new position on the supreme d
bench were Circuit Judges Watts and'
Menminger and Representative T. B.
Fraser. The developments may bring a
in other candidates for the supreme lE
bench, says the record.
G-ov. Blease is in Cleveland attend
ing a meeting of the National Council
f th roed Oder of Red Men. .
No man earns so
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