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BLEASE AND JONES
REPLIES AT KENNETTSVILLE
EACH TO THE OTHER.
Blease Replies to Jones' personalities,
And Jones Keplies to Blease's
Chesterfield, June 22.?Barring a
k verbal clash in which Gov. Blease,
Judge Jones and the county chair^
N man, M. J. Hough, participated when
the governor interrupted Judge Jones,
today's meeting at Chesterfield, the
fifth and last meeting of the first
"week in the State political campaign,
passed off smoothly and quietly, 11
such affairs can ever be said to be
smooth or quiet.
"Tell the truth, old man," the governor
yelled to Judge Jones from a
"I'm telling it," was the reply.
^ _ "No, you ain't," rejoined the governor.
Here the presiding officer, saying
| that in this' capacity he was as much
-?? _ -fvxr. Trvnoc r>rtTnmanriftd
ilUl Dira^-u ivi u vuvw,
the governor to be silent.
"You shut your mouth/' was the ,
retort by the governor of the State,
i Chairman Hough was prompt to
enforce the guarantee he had given
L each speaker of a respectful hearing.
f . Two Statements Read.
Judge Jones consumed part 01 nis
period in reading a statement which
in substance was a reply to the care>
fully phrased Bishopville speech of
the governor. Gov. Blease in his
turn read a statement regarding the
denunciation of himself by Judge
Jones at iiennetLsviue, uie guvwuui i
in this statement reiterated his Bennettsville
declaration that he desired
to avoid a physical encounter and
L added that hereafte- Judge Jones, havf
* ing placed himself beneath his notice,
I lie would not noitice any charges
I Judge Jones might bring against him.
[ Judge Jones' Beply.
"If I favored social equality and
(showed it by my vote in the legislature,"
said Judge Jones, "why did
Gov. Blease, who has served there
with me and knew my record, vote
for me for speaker and again for
TTnitPrJ States senator. By his vote he
stands as recorded as disapproving j
Ms present attitude in this matter. I j
thank him for his support then, if he
thought I deserved it. But why did
he give it to me, if he knew all these
r horrible things concerning me?"
"Gov. Blease has assailed my record
! in the following particulars:
^ "1. That I nominated Col. Irby for j
i t&e tmtea mates seuaie ag, mot uvu. |
"I was a reformer and Col. Irby was j
the reform candidate fbr that office, ;
and I supported him from start to j
?nish in the race. Gov. Blease voted j
lor Gen. Hampton in the house in a |
-nreliminary vote and then in joint j
. session he voted for Col. Irby until
' he was elected. I stood by my party.
Mr. Blease was elected as a reformer j
and he deserted his party to vote, first, j
I for Gen. Hampton, and then deserted !
?en. Hampton, to vote for Col. Irby.
"2. That I voted for county prohi- j
bition in 1S91.
"Spnaratp hnxps were nut at the i
I polls in Lancaster count}' and the candidates
for the general assembly were
to abide by the result of that election.
The vote of Lancaster county
was for prohibition, and of course I
> supported prohibition accordingly in
the house. 1 carried out the instructions
of my county in that respect. I
voted for State-wide prohibition in j
- Cte\C\ J Af tV* ^ to 1
B UCUclUSe pcrwpic tile
"by a good majority, expressed themB
selves for it at the polls. I believe in
:js; the rule of the people. The most satisfactory
and enduring plan of dealill
ing with the liquor question is county
1 _ ^?jocal option.
i "3. That I voted for a divorce law !
I for adultery in isyii.
"This view struck me as being just j
and I voted accordingly. Gov. Blease
was a member of the house at that
time, but did not vote on this bill.}
I Quite a number of honorable representatives
entertained the same view
that I did on this question. See house
journal, 1892, page* 234 and 235. A
provision is incorporated in our con-!
stitijTion now whic1^ forbids divorces, j
and the law is acceptable to me. I
| was a member of ^he constitutional
"4. That I voted against the reduction
of interest in 1894.
"At that time money was very
scarce in this State and it would not
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tliave surprised me at an ii 1 iuuuu
that I voted against a reduction in
the rate of interest, and it was much j
better for the borrowers to pay the
? rate of interest then in force rather
than purchase on credit; but as a matter
of fact I did vote against indefinitely
postponing the bill to which
the governor refers, house journal,
lS'.M, page 200. The vote he refers '
to was a motion to reconsider after the
bill had been killed, and little legislation
could ever be accomplished if:
you fought the same thing over and
over. Tile governor s cnarge is mis- j
Working Hours Bill.
"3. That I voted to nullify a bill j
limiting the number of hours per day j
of employes in cotton and woolen!
manufacturing establishments in this
State by voting for the following proviso
to the bill: "Porvided, That nothing
herein contained shall be con
strued to prevent any of the employes
in the aforesaid manufacturing estab
lishments from engaging to work or j
working such time in addition not to j
exceed 110 hours per annum as may,;
be necessary to make up for lost time j
caused by accident or other unavoid- j
hi** r>irr>ninstances." I voted for the;
bill to limit the hours of labor for each !
day and each week, and Mr. Blease1
knows that he and I voted the same |
way on that bill. Gov. Blease moved j
to strike out the proviso aforesaid,!
but I was convinced that the labor- j
ing people preferred to have the proviso
and I voted for it accordingly, j
His reference to this vote garbles and j
misrepresents the facts as any one \
can see by reference to nis statement j
and *then examining the journal of j
1892, pages 357 and 358.
"My father was a carpenter and a j
laboring man, and there is every rea-1.
son why I should favor the laboring <
classes, and my vote and my efforts j
have always been in their interest ac- j
cording to my best judgment.
"6. That I voted against the antit'rep
Dass bill in 1891.
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"I did not believe that having a!
free pass would .-fluence members of j
the general assembly or public offi- j
cers in the discharge of their duty, j
However, the bill became a law, and j
in 1892 a bill was offered to repeal j
that law. I was satisfied with the;
law and the results therefrom and I;
voted against a repeal, and therefore,
vntnA acmin<at t.h#> acceDtance of free ,
'~vv~ - i
passes by members'of the general as-j
sembly and State and federal officers; j
but Gov. Blease voted to repeal the!
law, that is, voted for free passes.
See house journal for 1892, page 258.
He condemns me- for voting against j
the anti-free pass bill in 1891 and j
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Y6t m I VULCU (Xgaiusu LI1C I
ceptance of free passes and he voted j
for the acceptance of free passes.
"Jim Crow" Bill.
"7. That I voted against the "Jim!
Crow" or separate coach bill.
"At the time these bills were up i
lor consideration when I was in the
house, there were fiist and second
clas passenger tickets sold, and the
people buying these tickts usually'
went into separate coaches. The rail-,
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roads of this State at tnat time were
hard up and struggling for existence
and I was anxious to bring capital'
into the State and to promote and de- ;
velop its resources, and it was emphasized
before the house that the law
would place a great burden on some j
of the railroads in the State, especial- j
ly the weak, short lines. Besides,
first and second class fares gave the
white people an opportunity to be
separate from the negroes; one color
occupied one end of the coach and (
the other the other end oi the coacft, j
and as the acts were imperfect and
appeared to me to be unconstitutional, i
I did not vote for them.. The conten- ;
tion that both colors used the same
toilets is absolutely untrue and an j
appeal to pre judice. I am in favor of J
the law as it now stands and would j
oppose any effort to repeal it.
"'The purity of the white race is one
of the greatest bulwarks of the safety j
of the Anglo Saxon race, and I am !
willing to compare records with the I
governor or anybody else as to my private
or public conduct in that line, i
The effort to. make it appear that 11
have ever favored social equality be
tween the races is a malicious misrep- ;
resentation of the facts.
"8. That the last State convention j
did not pass a resolution favoring the
repeal of th-e 14th mid 15th amend- j
ments to the constitution of the Unit- j
ed States. !
"Again an appeal is made to excite
prejudice agair.st me with some people j
by the effort to make it appear that j
I favored negro suffrage. Why such
an argument is bosh. The Srate con- j
vention had no power to repeal any
section of the constitution of thej
United States, and any resolution in j
that direction would be mere de-ma- j
gogy. However, I am on record on
nnojtmn nf -nrhifo <unrpmapv T
IjUCOtlVH VI n i*4VV . A ,
was in the constitutional convention |
of 1S95 and helped to pass the suffrage
law which has disqualified the j
negroes of this State from exerting j
any influence in the politics of this j
State. I am for wMte supremacy. I j
am absolutely against the participation
in our elections by the negroes of
the State, but of course on this ques- j
tion we can not run counter to the '
constitution and laws of the United '
States, and any insane resolution or
action on the matter is childish and
"Gov. Blease was a member of the
last State convention and never open-1
ed his month in favor of the resolution j
recommending the repeal of the 14th
and 15th amendments.
As to Decisions.
"9. Then, of the thousands of decisions
that I have written and concurred
in as justice and chief justice
of the supreme court, fault is
found with only several. Is it possible
that I have made only a few errors
in all the decisions I have written
and concurred in? Why. the attack
on me along this line is an astonishment
to me for its weakness,
and it gives me more satisfaction with
my work than I have ever had before, j
In the discharge of my duties as chief i
justice I regarded the trust with the!
same sentiment that a woman re- j
gards her virtue. I knew neither;
friend nor foe, and, so help me God, j
nc man or influence can warp me
from such a course, whether it comes
from friend or foe. Consider the
charges preferred against me by the j
governor not entirely in the light of i
the situations of this day, but confronted
as I was at the time, and
>"?wor whdthpr nnv one of them un- I
fits me for the duties of the governor's
office or reflects upon my
character or should be weighed
against me l'rom whatever standpoint
you view them. It has been my policy
in life to be frank and open; never
to deceive or obtain a vote or anytViinor
nriripr false nretenses. My !
LUIU^ V*UV w j
purpose has always been for the development
of the highest manhood j
and womanhood by my individual con- '
duct as well as present.
"Gov. Blease, until very recently,
seemed to have a very high opinion J
of men, for in 1908 he voted for me
for the United States senate. See
senate journal, 1908, page 950 And
he also voted for mo as spDaker of j
the house after he Kuevv of my lecordj
which he now criticises."
Statement From Gov. Blease.
Gov. Blease opened his .address by
reading the following statement:
"I have conducted this campaign
on a high and honorable plane. Have j
made no personal attacks whatever j
upon either of the candidates for gov- j
ernor, but have criticised severely the
record of ex-Ju<ige Jones which I con
sider the most vulnerable and the dirtiest
that could possibly have been
made by any white man and a South
Carolinian. I have said not one word
except what I have furnished the records
to prove beyond the shadow of;
a doubt and at Bishopville his record |
eliminated him from this race. It;
has not been what 1 have said, it was j
the record as made by him. He ad- J
ha rnnrio it and in narf aDOlogizes !
and acknowledges his mistakes. That1
does not relieve him from having j
made it, which I regret, for I dislike;
to see any South Carolinian vote for
social equality. On yesterday he
placed himself on a plane beneath
my notice and below my standard of!
gentlemanly conduct and for the balance
of this race, I shall absolutely
ignore him or any charges that he |
may make, unless he attacks me per- j
sonallv, in which event?and I putj
him on notice the threat that some!
of his henchmen have made that I i
would be assassinated?will be given j
the opportunity to be .put into effect. I
t not. nronose to bandy words, as;
a coward, a blatherskite or a blackguard,
and I hope from this day on
that he will thoroughly understand
that 1 consider him beneath my notice
and shall pay absolutely no attention
to him or his charge. I do this
in the interest of peace and order, be- j
cause I am the chief magistrate of j
this State. However, if he insults me j
personally, 1 shall hold him strictly j
to an account off the platform when !
no other will be in danger, but he j
who brings it 011 and the gentleman
who resents as a gentleman should.
"1 request the newspapers to publish
this in full in order that the
people of South Carolina may know
.-uy position, some may say that I am j
a coward, but I think my position is
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(110 COI'I fCL UHC, anu ? uai^'Vi J.
be called, it is the one which I shall
adhere to." j
As to Newspapers.
Gov. Blease, after reading a statement
discussed a number of matters.
"Yesterday," he said, "Judge Jones
-1 * 1 PaI.omK i r* Y\r?r\&fc Tiroro
UtJIlItJU Llicl I ^Uiuiuuia, ?. w ~
supporting him. At Darlington I was
asked a question from the audience
and I answered it, thinking it had
been asked for a proper purpose. 1
learned later that it ca;iie from a trav .!$?-?
cr ^mnlnvoH Kv thp Pn
OV/V/iiVfl l-V/i V1H j-'iv/j VVi u 1,1?V v/w
luinbia State, who had been following
us around for the purpose of doing
me injury. Another employe of
the State, Earle Page, followed me to
Bennettsville and went around asking
people to holler for Jones. He followed
me down to the mill villag? in
''During the press convention in f
Spartanburg they had a caucus on'
Blease. The majority opinion was that'
the newspapers had better keep quiet, j
Others said they had better give
Blease hell from the start. The answer
was we did that two years ago j
and he won." The State, though,
couldn't stand the fire, and today it
comes out for Jones. Here the gov- j
ernor read an editorial article from I
the State of today, saying in substance,
that Jones did not have to answer
charges of graft. The governor declared
that Justice Jones, explanation
of his vote against reduction of the
interest rate when the banks were
charging farmers 10 to 12 per cent,
did not explain, nor did he satisfactorily
meet the charge of favoring
social equality between the races in j
the separate coach legislation. BleaseJ
read parts of his Bishopville speech
on this matter ana Judge Joues' record
in regard to liquor legislation.
"Judge Jones now tells you he's sorry
about some of these things," said
Blease. "Of course he's sorry." Gov.
Blease denied that he had told a negro
audience in Columbia he favored
letting the negroes have their share
of the privilege tax. "I did not mention
the privilege tax," he said, "but
I did say I was opposed to expending
the tax money of white people on the
education of baboons and free niggers."
Does Not Hate Negroes.
The governor denied that he hated
- ? TT- WAII lrnAnrn
negroes, xie le&iai-ru mo ncn awnu
views on lynching, defended his pardon
record and then said: "When I
was in the legislature I cast certain
votes. I represented Newberry
county and-not Chesterfield, and it is
none of Chesterfield's business how I
voted. When I went to the legislature
in 1890 I was a mere boy. Ira
B. Jones was born and reared in my,
town. When Irby was, elected United
^T nrant tn TVTr Jnnps
OUlLea 5>CUtt<,Vl A n wi o 4?>.
and urged him to run for speaker. I
helped elect him speaker. The next
time I seconded his nomination. I
voted for him for trustee of the State
university. When he was running for
associate justice against Eugene B.
Gary I voted for him. He was my
friend. I don't know, but I guess I
would have voted for him for chief
justice. He, however, has shown himt
self an ingrate by running for my
Blease declared that he also was
unpledged. He explained the publication
in" full by the State of his Bishopville
speech, saying he had paid the
paper 10 cents a line to print it as an
advertisement. All his personal ambition
has been fulfilled. He was
making this lace to please his friends..
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l^sth Year Begins September 27.
Entrance examinations at all the
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It offers courses in Ancient and
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Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Engineering.
Courses for B. A., and B. S. degree
A free tuition scholarship to each
county of South Carolina. Vacant
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and free tuition, open to competitive
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Expenses reasonable. Terms and
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NOTICE TO TOWX TAX DELINQUENTS.
The Hon. J. J. Langford, Mayor of
the Town of Newberry, has placed in
my hands executions for the collection
of delinquent City Taxes for the year
1011 ?nr:trnrt:cns to collect them
at oncfe. This is to notify all persons
of the city who "nave not paid such
taxes that they can save cost by com"-o
iinrl navino- rhp sam# at
1 i 1C> W i? W*i4V4 !'* *- *"? ^
M. M. Buford,
Sheriff Newberry Couoty.
Sheriff's Office, June 6, 1912.
The annualj meeting of the stockholder
cf the Farmers' Bank, Prosperity,
S. C., will be held at the office
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i Ever Before.
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.tlanta 8.55 p m Friday June 28.
call on C. N. & L. Agents 0^
O. G.' DONNY, T. P. A.,
a, S. C.
"O-DAY WITHOUT A RIVAL AS
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it just twice as much for your money.
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7ne and Whiskey Merchants. * (l) I
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Prosperity, S. C., June 8,1912.
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The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Prosperity Cotton Oil
Mill Company will be held in the Town
Hall at Prosperity, S. C., on Tuesday,
t -i ni o ~ i- 1 A o m All
.JU1I0 ? 0, (XL ?" J v-iu^n u. m. .......
interested will please attend in person
or by proxy.
The Prosperity Cotton Oil Mill Co.,
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NOTICE MEETIXG COUNTY DEMOCRATIC
The Democratic Executive Committee
for Newberry county is hereby
called to meet in the Court House,
Newberry, S. C., on Saturday, July 6,
1912, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, for
the purpose of preparing a campaign
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scneauie ior me cauaiuaucs iui wc ?rious
"county offices, fixing assessments
and for the transaction of any
other business that may properly come
before the committee.
Members of the committee will
please come prepared to hand in the
names of Managers of Election at their
respective clubs to serve ai uie approaching
Fred. H. Dominick,
Frank R. Hunter,