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JONES COMES BACK
IN FIGHTING STYLE
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lina has written her will against it,
and I accept her peculiar attitude in
the matter." Judge Jones declared that
he held his own view on this great
debatable question, but that he was
content to abide the will of his State,
on/i that he could not change the law
if he wished.
Says Blease Voted for Passes.
In the matter of free railroad passes.
Judge Jones admitted that in those
days he was fool enough to think that
ttfre acceptance of a free pass could
not, by any means, influence an official.
He soon found that the public
conception was otherwise and immediately
gave them up.
"I repented of that," said Judge
Jones, "but Blease must answer to j
you on this very matter which he
charges against me. In the vote on
the acceptance of free passes, Blease j
-while in the legislature, skipped the j
onestion. and did not vote, but in the
journal of 1892, on the question of re- j
pealing the act allowing the accept- j
ance of passes, you will find that Cole, j
L. Blease voted against the repeal and
for the acceptance of passes. In that
vote I had seen my error and stood I
against accepting passes. j
*Jlm Crow" Car B1IL
Judge Jones was yesterday accused
by the governor as favoring the same
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miTUttU t~UilV;UCS lUi UUUi nuivvg uu- ,
blacks. A bill providing for separate j
coaches was introduced in the legisla-!
tare in 1892. This, Judge Jones stated j
totiay, he knew to be unconstitutional, j
That was prior to the constitutional i
convention of 1895.
'That bill, as presented," said the j
speaker, "could not have stood the j
tests of the courts five minutes. I am j
"heartily in favor of separate coaches j
for negroes, of course, and it is mere i
elap-trap to charge that I favor social j
"Xo," said Judge Jones, "you cannot
tear down a man by finding a flaw here j
and there in some of his individual
acts; if you cannot make a successful
attack upon his character, you cannot
damage him by citing some errors of j
judgment. I am today making a fightj
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against lilt; gieaxe&L ucuiaguguc n nw
ever ruled in South Carolina. I defy j
an investigation of my whole life, the
lives of my whole family."
Attacks Blease's Record.
Turning his guns upon the record of j
Governor Blease, Judge Jones said:'
"You don't have to go back into an- ;
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eieiu nisiury 10 iuiu t umciamc pumuo
in this man's record. Blease vetoed
the bill providing an investigation of
the Murray winding-up commission,
thus holding against these honorable
men the slander that had been made.
*The Factory Inspection Act," said
the speaker, "was vetoed by him, and
yet te gees ahead and pays Col. L. M.
Green about $200 a month. I think, to j
snake long distance inspection of factories
and make up his report from the
? T?/?i Af a o orrinnlfnrol PAmmk.
AAXiUXU^O VI tUV a^ilVUiVUiUi VWiUiiil..
The speaker then charged that the
governor had crippled the work of the
State board of health by not allowing
an appropriation of $4,163, to cover a
deficit in the funds for diphtheria anti
Judge Jones merely mentioned the
governor's pardon record today, call-,
ing attention to the Wash Hunter case.;
fc -which he said Blease tried to bamijoozie
the supreme court on the issue
of a "true bill" finding, attempting to'
show analogy with the Lazarus case.
Judge Jones declared that the supreme
court had not reversed itself in
- this, and that Blease's charge was a
reflection on Justice Woods. Judge
Jones was given rousing cheers and
hearty handclaps as he concluded^
ipplittise and Hisses for Blease.
Mj^gled with the applause with
-which Governor Ble^so was received
there were a few hisses. "I am surprised
to hear hisses from a Darling- i
ton audience," said the governor, who
at once struck a defiant atrimde, proclaiming
independence and statiijg that
he expected opposition here. He said
he knew that "there are men in this
audience who would not vote for me if i
their souls getting to Heaven depend
sd on it."
. The speaker explained that he had |
not cefwsed to aid the work of the!
State board of health by declining to
approve an appropriation, but he con- j
feeaded that deficits should be made up
out of the $15,000 contingent fund.
Denying that he had insulted Justice j
Woods, the governor read from his j
"book of pardons" extracts from his
Wash Hunter case, in which Justice
was mentioned as a distin
guished, high-toned, Christian gentleman.
"Yes, I pardoned Wash Hunter,
and I'm going to pardon some more,".
he shouted, when some one in the audi- >.
ence taunted him on his record.
Says Hunter Still Owes Him.
One man asked him the question a
little later: "Were you under 110 personal
obligation to Wash Hunter?"
"Xo," replied the governor, "and he
! has not even paid my attorney's fee
yet. They have tied up his property
i in bankruptcy proceeding and I haven't
got my money."
Referring to Judge Jones's explanai
tion of the unconstitutionality of the
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I Jim ru \% i<x w <ia in oi 1pen v_u,
Governor Blease said: "Constitutional
lor not constitutional, I never expect 1
! to vote for white people and free niggers
riding in the same coaches."
As to the general scope of his charges
made at Bishopville yesterday, Gov|
ernor Blease said he would submit it
to any three men, his bitterest enemies,
if necessary, and if there is an
untrue charge in it he will quit the
race at once, resign his office, leave
I th? country and never return.
[ Expects 20,000 Majority.
| The governor is confident of his
election, stating today that he would
.Turtle Jones bv 20.000 majority.
In addition he made the offer that if
Judge Jones carries Newberry county
and is elected, he will present him
with the finest Prince Albert to be had i
on the day of his inauguration.
First mention of special judges was
made today, when the governor said: j
"He (Judge Jones) would not be j
running for governor today if I had
bowed to his whims in the appointment
of special judges.'/
Defending his character agc.lnst attacks
upon his honesty, Governor
Blease declared that if the affidavit of
any one reputable man could be obtained
showing that he had received,
as a man and a lawyer, a single dollar
except that earned honestly, he would
get out of the race and leave the State.
"Those Guttersnipes in Charleston."
"And those guttersnipes in Charles- j
ton," said the governor, "I call them j
guttersnipes, because to say what I j
would wish would be an unwarranted I
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guttersnipes are digging in the filth j
and mud trying to find out something i
against me. They have hounded me. I!
have proofs that they have had Pin- !
kerton detectives following me, and
you taxpayers are bearing the cost."
The governor reiterated his oft-re
peated statement that he would produce
evidence to convict Thomas B.
Feider of a conspiracy to defraud
South Carolina if he were placed on
trial anywhere in this State or, failing
to make good would move to the Philippines.
"I have been accused of being in :
favor of lynching," said the governor.
"I don't know whether you will call it!
that or not, but I will say that as gov- 1
ernor I will never ordej out a military
company to defend a black brute
who has laid his hand upon a white
woman. The sooner you put under j
ground a black beast of this kind it is j
better for South Carolina. If that is
treason, then make the most of it. If i
that means lynching, then I favor it."
The governor then discused more at
length his viewj about free diggers.
"I have received bettor attention
than I expected here and I thank you ;
for it," concJ'Mod Governor Bleasej
amidst storey ?ppla;;se.
About fifty of the possible eleven
hundred remained to hear Joli.i T.
Duncan, also candidate for governor,
the meeting adjourning one hour for
About four hundred reassembled to'
hear the candidates for attorney g?r.-'
eral, interest centering chiefly in the (
address of the incumbent, J. Fraser1
Lyon and Evans.
Attorney General Lyon was given a
rousing welcome, which, he said, was;
well pleasing to him, coming as it did!
from the law-abiding citizens of Darlington.
who have always supported
him. Mr. Lyon reviewed his record.!
One thing that he pointed to with pride
is his election as chairman of tne sink-;
ing fund commission, an office heretofore
held by the governor. Only the ;
speaker declared that he was proud of.
the political hostility tnat nis enemies
bore him. Messrs. Peeples and Earle
made their usual speeches.
Mr. B. B. Evans charged that the
newspapers had misrepresented him in
not explaining completely the forgery j
case brought against him in Saluda'
countv. as set forth in Attorney Gen
eral Lyon's statement of yesterday.
He claims that the receipt in question
was his town receipt given by Sheriff
Samnle. and the inference is that for
him to interline and make erasures in !
his own receipt would be preposterous.'
Mr. Evans claimed that he was not i
even in the United States when the
Reese and Allen suits brought by the
Carolina National bank, of Columbia,
were in court. Replying to this denial j
Attrvrnov P.Dnoral T.vnn nrodUCef] COD*
ilV/vT uvuvt v?* ? j ~ 4. A r - ^ _ 4
ies of the ocmplaints in the case, and
the certificates of W. C. Cathcart, ox;
Columbia, that he had personally serv- j
ed notice upon Barnard B. Evans to
appear as a witness in the cases. These
were produced to show that Mr. Evans '
was not only in the United States at'
i ' i
the time, but was summoned to appear
in the case.
Mr. Lyon was again loudly ehecred.
, Mr. Evans leaving the opera house a
I moment before tiie speaner naa conI
j The candidates go to Bennettsville
tonight, where they speak, beginning
| at 10 o'clock, in the morning, a change
j in the hour having been agreed upon.
I JOXES GETS 31 AD.
Indulges in Short and Ugly Words
In Reply to Governor Blese.
Bennettsville, June 21.?"I made one
of the first speeches in the Red Shirt
campaign of 1876, to rid South Carolina
of negro domination and only a
fool and a liar will try to make people
| believe that I favor social equality,"
'declared Judge Jones at the State
; campaign meeting here today. And
| thus is answered the charge brought
ooroincf him hv flnvprnnr L.
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Blease, candidate for re-election,
whom Judge Jones in opposing.
Because Judge Jones, when a member
of the legislature, voted against
the "Jim Crow" law as proposed at the
sessions of 1891-92-93 and 94, which
he claimed yesterday were unconstitutional,
that being prior to the con
stitutional convention of 1895, Governor
Blease has charged that his opponent
favors social equailfy.
"It is a lie out of the whole cloth,"
said Judge Jon6s. At another time in
his speech he declared that only a fool
and a liar would try to make people
believe that he favored social equality,
and such an one is not even worthy
of the name of a man, much less to
ho tmvprnor nf Smith Carolina.
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Governor Blease was not present on
the stand while Judge Jones was
speaking, whether or not he was anywhere
in the great crowd that thronged
the court house yard is not known, j
But during the speech of the governor
Judge Jones arose in his seat and
said: "If you charge me with favoring j
social equality, it is maliciously false." |
Governor Blease had just said: "I!
never did vote for social equality like
Ira B. Jones."
And thus the matter stands upon j
this particular question, which was
.raised by Governor Blease at Bishopville,
when he so bitterly arraigned
Judge Jones for his vote on the "Jim
Crow" law, therein charging that he
favors social equality.
A cro in f tVm orAvnrnAT* ooirl
tv/uuj tuv 5V > uvsi oaiU; 1
call riding in the same coaches
(whites and blacks) social equality."
Just what the coming days may
bring forth in this situation can not be
Will Not Get Mad.
In reference to a personal encounter,
Governor Elease today said that he
did not propose to get into any difficulty
during this campaign. Said he:
"I do not propose to ?9t mad and to
have some of bis cowardly henchmen
shoot me in the back. as has been in
timated to me, but I will say that if ;
he ever gets on me I will helf) him i
"I have been warns.! that T had bet
ter not say anything about Pussy Foot1
Bill (W. J. Thurmond, Juil*?3 Jones',
campaign manager,) because l.e had
already killed a man in Edgefield
county." ' |
Mr. Blease said that he nad i-ean ad-!
monished by that "pretty, rerl head-;
ed woman up at the governor's .man-j
sion" not to lose His temper o ;c*.t in^ j
to a personal difficulty. When he ?vas j
interrupted by Jiidge ."i.or:es the sa?v,l
trnor answered: "Oju t get mad, old i
pardner, you will gj: hoU'jr Than ."bis ;
ir me signs or tne times are eorrecr !
there will be hotter duos before this
campaign is done witli
Possibly 1,300 persons, many of1
them ladies, gathered in '..he grov.* ot!
the Martboro court hous'i yar.i to bear j
the speakers today, and rhey Jteard the '
most tumultuous dena-vs that have '
been held thus far in U.e campaign.
Lyon Shows Fight at Evans* Words.!
Bennettsville, June 21.?Rolling up j
his sleeves as he went, with clenched j
fists and determined air, Attorney!
General Lyon, at the State campaign |
meeting here today, stepped quickly j
to the front of the platform, put a ;
question to one of his opponents, Bar- :
nard B. Evans, who was speaking, an :
affirmative answer to which would
have precipitated a personal encoun- j
ter, provided intervention of bystand-'
had not prevented.
This incident, together with the un- j
willjngness displayed by the audience !
to hear the reply and denial attempted i
by Mr. Evans, and a call-down of him !
from a prominent merchant in the,
audience, were features of the Ben-1
nettsville meeting, not overshadowed '
by even the/nerciless attack made by
Judge Jones upon Governor Blease.
Almost before Mr. Lyon concluded
his question, so obvious were his intentions
in the matter, there were two
on three men on the stand who threw
themselves between him and Mr.
Kvans, that the latter did not then
have time to make answer. Not only
this; there was such tumultuous applause
from the excited audience that
had he replied no one could have
heard him. Men crowded upon the
platform, and there was not possibility
--.a- T Viorl :
Of an encounter even ueiuiy j-juu. uau j
finished his question.
Today Mr. Lyon in reviewing the j
record of Barnard B. Evans, produced j
court records showing a suit for re-1
covery of certain funds collected by,
Evans as premiums on bonds sold by!
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film as agent ior IU(; American omiuing
and Trust Co., of Baltimore, and
alleged to have been improperly retained
by him. The records showed
that the jury in the case found for
the plaintiff as against Mr. Evans who
was represented by Mr. Cowper Patton.
a lawyer of Columbia, now deceased,
for the amount claimed.
Ill maKing a uenicu or eApiaiuunun
of the case, Mr. Evans sail: 'Any
man who says I ever faced a jury in
that case is a falsifier and defamer."
Whereupon Mr. Lyon, stepp: lg forward,
asked, "Do you mean to < all nc
i a liar." There was no answer then,
nor a few moments later, as Mr Evans
was concluding his speech. The quiCiv
intervention of bystanders prevented
an encounter. Mr. Lyon calm.v re-'
sumed his seat. i
The attorney general made it clear'
in his speech that he did no?. charge
that Mr. Evans was present at the
trial of the case, but that the verdict
was not rendered by default, because
I of the fact th$t Mr. Evans had filed a j
I reply in the case. Mr. Evans asked i
j him when the suit was being discuss- j
! ed "was it not by default?" and Mr.
Lyon replied that it could not be since
an answer was made and a defence
! Consequently, when Mr. Evans made
his declaration that "any man who
t pvar fared a iurv in that case
is a falsifier and defamer," the attorney
general evidently drew the dis:
tinction in the matter, and his question
was to force Mr. Evans to make
Those who closely followed the arguments
and replies drew the distinc
tion Mr. Evans drew in the charge he
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