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GOV. BLEASE TALES.
Favors Harmon-Will Propose Rall.
road Law-Compulsory Education.
Opposes Recall Judges.
Spartanburg Herald, 7th.
Surrounded by a constantly aug
mented throng of admirers at the
Argyle hotel last -night, Gov. Cole. L.
Blease freely expressed his views on
subjects to a reporter for The Herald
and disclosed something of his plans.
He made it plain that notwithstand
ing Senator B. R. Tillman's denial,
he believed there was truth in the
story published by W. T.- Crews, edi
tor of the Greenwood News-Scimitar,
to the effect that Senator Tillman and
Maj. John G. Richards, Jr., had plot
ted to bring out Chief Justice Ira., B.
Jones, of the supreme court, as a
candidate to defeat him for governor.
He. said he believed the program had
beep to vleet Major Richards lieuten
iu .goernor. Then, it; Senator T1l
man was compelled for any reon to
SIVq UR bisg a thg iinaie, Justice
-!ones would take his place and Major
Richardson would step into the gover
Xxpeets to Beat Jones.e
fi am going to be re.elected," said
Wvrl6r Blease, vnen asked, if he
rWuld say anytMng concerning poli
tks. " will :eat Jones by a bigger
majority than the one by which I de
featg Featherstone, and If Tillman's
man Richards is a candidate I will
beat them both."
Another interesting statement of
the governor was that he intended
to remedy conditions at the hosgery
mill of the State penitentiary through
legislation to be enacted by the gen
eral assembly at its approaching ses
Sion. Bristling.,ap at the suggestion
that the legislature might not be
amenable to his wishes, he said:
"They better had. That's all I have
.As to Hosiery ill.
Continuing, Governor Blease said
"tat~ itte14 grand Ury" In Richland
county, which fo-nd the 'hosiery mill
to be sani , hid iet ttself agalnht
i o best ihystefans' in the
State. 'ge mentioned phyisicians who
be sa'd, ~declared the h6slery mill-'was
a ilsease-breeder, and said he was
marshalling Eis facto for submissin
to the legislature.
It. was. foolish, the go'fernor ai,
tsr laymen to set themselves aganad
experts. For instance, he said, the
floors and walls and ceiling of the
Argyle hotel seemed ?o be clean and
sanitarY. But suppose, he suggested,
tha,t' expert physicians should say
that the walls and ceilings were in
fested with diseased germs; would a
r'easonable layman attempt to contra
dict them? ' This, hie said, was the
ease with the biosferg mill.
Proposes Ratiroad Law..
Speaking of legislation which he
would commend to fne general as
sembly, Governor Blease said he
*watild try- to obtain the passage of a
law 'establishing two. cents a mile as
a'iat rate for passenger transporta
tion on .the steam railroads. of the
State. This, he said, would obviate
the mileage nuisance and make It pos
sible for, poor people to, travel short
distances s cheaply as wealthy peo
pie. UJnder the law he proposes, he
said, a passeniger who was traveling
ten miles could bgiy a ticket for 20
cents, or give the conductor 20 cents
ei- give the condhecter ten miles of
mileage, as was most convenient. If
the railroad people did not trust their
conductors, he asserted, they ought
to discharge'thiem and get men whom
they- could- trust; and if he were a
oonductor' and his employers did not
trust him he would quit 'his position.
The governor said he would also
Tecmmend to the legislatures all the
measures h'e recommended before
which were not passed.
May Keet Gov. Harmon.
The conversation vleered to national
politics. He was asked if he would
meet Gov. Judson Harmon, of Ohio,
when Mr. Harmon comes to South
Carolina, 'week after next to make an
address at the Union fair.
"I expect to see him if I can," said
the governor. "I'm a Harmon man."
I'Mr. Blease added that he liked Gov.
WVoodrow Wilson, of New Jersey; and
considered him a fmne man. But Wil
son, he said, was a little too radical
J in his views, and, as the nominee of
the Democratic party for the presi
dency, could not carry Ohio and Ne~w
York. Without Ohio and New York,
Governor Blease said, it would be im
possible for the Democratic party to
elect a president. Harmon, he added,
was the one man who had a chance
of carrying those states, and the party
should not be swayed by sentiment
but should choose as a standard
bearer the man with whom it had the
greatest opportunity for success.
. "Personally," said Governor Blease,
"ad without regard for what I think
is most advisable, I shouldlike to se
either Champ Clark or Oscar Under
wood get the nOminAtion.. And if the
party intends to do. nothing more
but smake a nomination, let it be giver
The governor said he doubted ver
much if it was possible to beat Taft
The president, he said, was popularly
supposed to be a poor politician, bul
he executed one of the shrewdest pos
sible political moves in appointing Mr.
Justice White, a Southerner and Cath
olic, as chief justice of tie supreme
court of the United States. His ap
pointment of a Catholic to tbis higb
office will offset suspicions that Mr.
Taft is not a believer In religion. Of
even greater importance, however, in
Mr. Blease's opinion, is the effect
which the appointment of Chief Jus
tice White will have on the Demo
cratic vote of New York.
Effect on Tammany Hall.
"The Catholics," said the governor,
"stick togethe as no other class ot
kople do. I know this from my own
experience in attending a Catholic un
Iversity. Now the principal Demo
cratic organization of New York is
Tammany Hall, -which controls the
Democratic vote of that State. And
Tammany Hall is largely composed of
Irish-Americans, who are Catholics."
It will be hard, the gosernor thinks,
for any Democrat except Judsou Har
mon to carry Ohio, President Taft's
home State. But Govrnor Harmon
ha demoistrated that he cal do it,
I even with the great power 0f ?resi
dent Taft's patronage against hiuL
Governor Blease was-asked what he
thought of the initiative, referendum
and recall. He said he was opposed
to them, but perhaps he only meant
the Tecall, as in a subsequent remark
he favored the referendum.
Opposeed to Recall.
He -was opposed to the recall, he
said, because It would make cowarde
of office-holders. It would be . a
splendid thing for South Carolina, he
declared, if at the. 1election next yeaz
all State and aontv officers sh6uld be
elected for a term ig four years, with
the distinct understanding that thei
could not be elected again. They
would do their duty. In such a aage,
he:aald, without regard to its politleai
effect. They would not seek to curry
favor with voters, In order to be re
elected. For instan1ces he said, a coun
ty supervisor would improve the roads
where Improvement was most needed
and not at places where the road im
provement would win most votes for
-Governor Bless. is . absolutely op
posed, to the recall for. the judiciary.
He said he believed tha-t judges should
be elected .tor a long term-ten years
or more-and that one term was all
that they should have. He does nol
believe In life terms.
The Power of Judges.
While speaking along this line, he
favored the cusrtiling .of the power
of judges in the matter of passing or
the legality of laws. Under preseni
conditions, he said, judges .would often
on the slightest pretext declare legis
lative acts unconstitutional and com
pletely nullify the 'work of the legis
lature and thwart the will of the peo
ple. When the'.legislature enacted a
law, he' said, the law should stand~
and be eni'orced, and the judiciary
should be powerless to declare It void.
"But suppose," the reporter sug
gested to the governor, "that a law
should undoubtedly be contrary to the
Sconstitution. Whio-would be the judgE
of It? Suppose the constitution should
say that black was black, and -a las
Ishould be passed that black was white
What would you do about It?"
Believes In "The Folks."
"Refer. It -to the people," wasn the
quick response. "I'm a great believes
in the folks."
Another subject whichi came up ir
the course of conversation was thai
of the education of negroes. Gover
nor Blease was told that the repori
of the superintendent of education 01
INewberry county, his home county
showed that there were twice as many
negro children in the jpublic schoolE
as white children, and that his friend,
Col. E. H. Aull, editor of the Newberry
Herald and News, had called attentior
to this fact as a grave question. The
governor was asked how he account
ed for it.
"The answer is easy," he .said, "and
bears out a contention which I havie
always made. Don't educate the ne
groes with white people's taxes."
Colonel Aull said in an editoria]
that the large attendance of negroes
in the schools is a. conclusive answei
to the argument which has been ad
vanced by politicians against compul
sory education-that it will. force the
negroes to school.
Governor Blease said that he had
never opposed compulsory educatiot
bctause it would force negroes tc
shol,nt hard nnopp5 it for an en
.tirely different reason.
During the talk about politics some
one in the crowd suggested. that if
Senator Tillman shoald undertake to
campaign thie State against Col. Jas
per Talbert, who has announced his
candidacy for the United States sen
ate, the exertion might prove too
much for Mr. Tillman. It was sug
gested as within the range of possi
bility that in such an event, if Sena
tor Tillman should succumb, Talbert
would be in the race alone and would
clinch the nomination and election.
To Change Party Rules.
In this connection Governor Blease
made some Interesting statements. He
said that In order to guard against
just such a contingency as that he
was going to have the rules of tl.e
Democratic party changed, so that if,
after all the caiddat-s have tled
their pledges and the entry list for
the race is closed, one of the candi
dater should drop out or die, the exe
I utive committee will be empowered
to receive new entrWs in the priTnary
The governot did not seek to evadi
discussion of way subiject IDftDosed,
but made frank answers to all ques
tions. He was .the soul of affability
and did not say a single harsh thing
about the newspapers.
With a party of friends from Spar
tanburg he will go to Greer this
morning and make an address at a
gathering of Red Men. It promises
to be a big day for 0reer.
At Greer Saturday
In speaking of the SpT':afnhrg
"riot," when troops were ordered held
in readiness, Governor Blease denied
that he ordered out any troops, and
said if any had assumed authority to
enter an armory under arms, they elo
ceeded their power In the matter. He
said that he -was told by Mayor Lee, of
Spartanburg, that the town was In
great danger of being thrown in a
riotous condition and that he had bet
ter send troops there right away, for
he feared the consequences; that the
police force was not able to cope with
the situation: that confronted the city.
He also stated that if any one would
produce evidence that he cailed out
the trooPs, that he would post a for
flt of everything he oseedIf they
would prove it.
JTBVIBW WITH GOV, ULEASE.
Exective Talks of Several Natters
'While in Spartanburg.
.Spartanburg, Oct. 6.--Gov. Cole L.
Blese arrived in the city tonight from
Greenville. He will speak tomorrow
at Greer, to a gathering of Red Men.
The governor reiterated the statemen~t
yien -out in Greenville today,r in rer
gard to the Belton Incident, a.nd dis
played the letters. He stated that when
the -legislature convened again he
would -urge the passage of .the bills
that failed to get through at the last
session, notably, among them being
the abolition of all free paes by the
railroads and to force- them to charge
the same farea -to .all alike, rich and
poor, white and black. He stated that
he would recommend to the legislature
,to abolish the hosiery mill and will
introduce expert testimony to show
that it is a nuisance and that it is de
terimental to the health of those who
are forced to work in It and that It
should be abolished.
Mr. Blease spoke interestingly of the
Deocratic chances for the election of
the next president and reiterated his
choice of Gov. Harmon. giving as his
reasons that he thought tLst Harmon
could carry New -York and Ohio, and
that this.would win, together with the
ote sure Democratic States. He
stated that he was in faior of win
ning and Harmon was the only man,
in his opinion, who could defeat Taft.
Personally, the governor said that he
preferred either Champ Clark or Oscar
Underwood, both being Southern men,
but that he feared they had no chance.
He explained that Dr. Parker, of
Charleston, employed attorneys and
sought a pardon for the three negroes
sent up for taking a joy ride in his
auto and explained why such a pa~rdon
was granted. When aseked whly he
did not submit any matters to the par
doning board, he said that it consisted
of three of his enemies and that it
would be foolish to submit matters to
them when they would oppose a par
don because he, the governor, favored
"But," added Governor Blease, "if
thy will resign I will appoint three
of my friends and will agree to sub
mit every case to such a board."
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