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STATE CAMPAIGN MEETING
IN NEttBERKl ON TUESDAY |
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1.)
months and he knew him quite well.
"That as soon as he saw the party held
under arrest in McAllister, Oklahoma,
he knew that it was not Perry and so
announced: and as a matter of fact,
it was not W. E. Perry, the man who
was wanted for the killing of said
(Signed) "M. B. Derrick,
"Sworn to before me this 31 of July,
(Signed) "W. H. Stuckey, (Seal)
"Notary Public for S. C."
"Sam Jones told a man the other
day," he said, "that I was dishonest.
If Sam Jones will prove I ever heal
onrhA/ir out nf their house rent I will
aii%* vk*v ? give
him $100, and that is more than
he can say. That is the way they are
Governor Blease said they had a
paper over in Lancaster, and he wanted
to show the country people what
Charlie Jones, Judge Jones' son had
done. He said he had a copy of the
Lancaster paper before him of August!
3, and another of the same paper of!
August 3, and one had the Grace negro
story in it, and the other did uot.
"Charlie," he said, "sent that paper out
through Lancaster county, sent that
paper out to people who he thought
could stand it, and when it came to the
town of Lancaster they issued another
paper the same day and left out the
, Grace negro story." He said it was
cut out of the town issue to protect the
people of the town and Ira B. Jones'
friends and their little girls from read- j
ing this dirty filth. "That is the kind
of fight the Jones family is making,"
He presented Judge Jones a pamphlet
telling him that was the paper he
had issued dealing with Jones' record.!
"Now," said Gov. Blease, "here is a j
letter hv Jones?this is not!
.signed by 'Pussy-foot Bill," but signed i
by Ira B. He says, The charges!
? which Gov. Biease has trumped upj
against me are made only to fool people
and catch votes and are false and
.absurd.' Now, if Judge Jones tomorrow
at Laurens?I won't ask him to do
it at my own home?there is his letter j
saying it is false, signed by his own
Jiand, there is the record 1 sent out?if
Judge Jones will put his finger on a
single word of it or a single vote in it
? that is false I will quit the race for
governor, and if he don't do it I propose
to tell the people of South Carolina
that he has sent a lie throughout j
this State with his name signed to it." |
Gov. Blease said he had filed an affi-1
davit a week ago from Mr. Fred. H. I
Dominick and himself that they had j
* received no corporation money or oth- j
-er campaign contributions, that they i
had no hirelings going over the State!
to fight Jones, and that they didn't j
have a paid State campaign manager |
or paid county campaign managers. I
"I challenged Judge Jones," he said, I
"to make a similar affidavit, and he J
>. hasn't done it, and he can \ do it."
The governor then real a le'tes* he
said he had received The day before,
and he wanted the news-jap-^ mej to
note the letter, and if "Pussy-foot Bill" 1
denied it the man wlio \*rjte it would
give him the finest whipping he ever
got in Edgefield county. "You know,"
he said, "Pussy-foot" killed a man once ,1
and Jones' boss campaign manager, p
Leroy Springs, killed a man once, and I
if it had not been for their money and :
influence both of them would have''
been in the penitentiary." The ietter j i
he read was to the effect th'at one j
B^Henry'Kearsey had been employed to |i
distribute Jones buttons and plead for j <
votes at $2.50 a day and expenses; that;
Henry used to be well off^intil they i
got prohibition in Augusta and ran j <
him out of business, that he had lost ;
aut and was being hired to work for ]
Jones, but that the governor need not j;
^ be uneasy, that Henry was too well: i
^Lknown to do Jones any good. "That," i
? said the governor, "shows whether
they are hiring men to go over the J
State and lie on me." Hp sair? the i 1
newspapers were publishing all kinds 11
of filthy lies on him, "but, fellow-cit- J
izens, you need not be uneasy?I am ! i
going to beat Ira B. Jones 18,000 or j;
20,000 votes, and let him loan Sam<j
enough money to reopen his restaur- ; ]
ant." i ]
-Gov. Blease said he had been asked 1
at several places why he had voted
, for Jones when he was a member of '
the legislature. He said he had not 11
aifewered the question elsewhere, be- j'
cause he was then representing New- j ]
berry county in the legislature, and ! 1
was responsible only to the people of. ]
this county for his vote. He had rep- jr
resented Newberry in the house, he jr
said, in the senate, and as mayor, j t
They couldn't find anything else, and |
were going over the State saying j t
BIea?? wop - -? ose Xewberry c"?*?Ti*y !
. "Gentleman," he sa-d. "if I don't b^at '
I Jones bc'h in N-woerpv a: d Lancaster
I will give him a derby hat. The people
know him too well to vote for him
in I^anc-aster. and they know his folks
too well to vote for him over here."
He said Ira B. Jones was in the legislature
from Lancaster, that he (Blease)
represented Aewoerrv, wnere Jones
mother lived, where his brothers lived,
and where his family lived. "I was
your representative, and I went to
work and voted to make Jones speaker
of the house of representatives. He
wanted to be trustee of the South O
lina college?I don't know why, but he
wanted it?and I voted to make him
trustee of the South Carolina college.
wnen ic came to electing iiiui syfiuvei
next time I voted for him again, and
I voted for him for associate justice
of the supreme court, because I was
the representative of this county,
where his mother lived and where
his brothers lived, and they
have always claimed to be my friends,
and Ira Jones professed to be my
friend, and I think he would have been
now if I had not put so much red pepper
in hie seat that I made him hop
off the chief justice's bench. That is
why I voted for him. I have never
cast an individual vote for him in my
life, and I think the highest proof that
Ira B. Jones is an ingrate is the fact
that I always voted for him and stood
by him and helped him get the offices
he held, and as soon as the Gonzales-negro
bureau wanted to beat me
lie ooweu uuwu at lueu iccu ctuu yiuved
himself an ingr^te by trying to
beat me for a second term after all I
had done for him."
Governor Blease then took up Jones'
vote against Wade Hampton, saying
he had heard people in Newberry
swear they would never vote for anybody
who voted against Hampton and
vpt cam a nf thrv?p same rvpoDle were
* ^ T
now talking for Jones. He said he
wanted to read what Jones had said
about Hampton: "During the great
Reform movement that swept over this
State" in August and September, on
whom were the eyes of the people of
South Carolina turned when independentism
was about to blot out the fair
escutcheon of South Carolina? Who
was it tnat srooa dv in? uemocrauc
party and saved South Carolina? Was
it Wade Hampton? No, it was Irby."
What did Hampton say about Jones?
he ?aid. The governor then' quoted a
statement from General rt^ruptou in
which he quoted General Hampton as
saying that "he said that ho stated
that he was going to vote for Tillman,"
that it might seem strange that
Uomritrtn n-rvn 1 r? nfttiAQ on iTrhiiVT oniStl.
ix<4ii I iptvu n vuau uwivg w *y x ?.v.?
ating from that source, "but fate never
wounds more deeply a generous heart
than when hatred points the dart." The
governor then read what he said Jones'
"campaign boss" had had said about
him here. "When Senator Irby came
here to make his speech?Senator Irby,
Jones' hero?he said about John Gary
Evans, that he was a traitor, a man
unworthy of belief," and other matters
which the governor quoted. That, he
said, was the man Ira B. Jones now
had running his campaign, "refusing
to give me representation on the
boards of managers of election and
refusing to furnish me a few extra
tickets because he believes he-can get
managers who can steal this election
and put him and his henchmen in office."
He said he had asked his supporters
to go to the ballot box and watch the
count. At Jalapa, in this county, he
said, they had appointed three manioorc
on/1 nr>t Ano r\f thpm wac a
Blease man. "Right at Jalapa John
P. Duncans brother appointed three
managers and not one is a Blease man.
Why didn't John Duncan's brother
give his brother John and me representation
on that board. Is that fair?"
He charged that Jones, after having
been a "exeat reformer" and having
excused his vote against Hampton,
Butler and Wallace on that ground,
had now deserted the Reform party
and had fallen down and worshipped
Gonzales in order to try to be governor,
Gonzales thinking he could not
beat Blease with an old Conservative,
but hoping he might be able to beat
him with a deserter from the ranks of
Onvprnnr Rleac? revipwpri the sr,e
:ial judge matters, and his refusal to
appoint special judges when regular
judges were disengaged, along the
lines of his arguments which have;
heretofore been fully given in The !
herald and News.
He took up the matter of pardons.
'When Noah Taylor was in the peni:entiary
for wife murder," he said, j
'VTt.c TT^ + V. Tovlrvr want tn Walter I
->11 O. JDUltil JL ivi ?? vuv tv it uxtvi
Bunt," and he said $1,000 was put in |
;he bank which was to be given to Mr. !
Sunt in case he secured a pardon for
ravlor. Heyward was then governor,
raylor was pardoned, and Col. Hunt
md Col. Schumpert, said Gov. Blease, |
?ot their $1,000. "Now, why didn't
hey come out and say Heyward was
"ought? No. no. that was Mr. Hunt,
rhat hap; ere-! ::i yo-?r own cvn'ty,
)ut if a lawyer go-s to v;C * a.ii .e-:s
up a petition for pardon before me and
I let the man out some little rain-sniffle
goes off with a lie and says I was
j paid so much. Walter Hunt didn't pay
Hey ward anything. He had a right to
his $1,000 and he got it. This is the
same thing, I suppose that has been
going on with me, but instead of giving
me an honest deal and a fair mention
in the matter they go to work
and say, 'He is pardoning too many
people.' If it wasn't for the pardoning
power of God there are people I
know of living in Newberry county today
who would have been in hell long
ago." "Whenever you send petitions
to me and ask me to turn people out,
I am going to do it, and Ira B. Jones
and his gang can't help it," he said.
Governor Blease then scored Judge
Jones an his vote against the separate
coach measure, when, said the governor,
he voted "to make white women
and negro men ride in the same coach,
and the worst part about it is he had
a free pass in his pocket, and when I
got after him about it he didn't say
anything, but after awhile, when I
kept nagging him, when he got to
Bamberg he says, 'Yes, I had a free
pass, and I admit the railroads bamr
boozled me.' If the railroads could
bamboozle him as speaker with a small
i thing like a free pass, what in the
- name of God could they do with him
if they got him in the governors office?"
The governor said he couldn't uni
derstand what^he railroads had waiitj
ed with Judge Jones' son, Charlie, in
I their employ, unless they wanted him
to megaphone up to "pa, on the supreme
court bench,"?"Son Charlie,"
J !he said, "who never has been accused
j of being a lawyer, Jones himself having
said he never had but one measily
little case in the supreme court."
Gov. Blease charged that Judge
Jones had gone all over the State
calling the Blease supporters anarachists,
and had then called them
"v ~ ennVoro Whry otartwl
j iiUg?>, ctliU iO-O L, OUV/nVlOi l> uv wi.ua >.v?
I this dirty campaign ? he asked. He
i said he had not mentioned Judge Jones
until Judge Jones had gone all over
the State abusing him before the campaign
opened; that he did not mention
anything about Jones at the opening
meeting at Sumter; that Jones got up
land continued to abuse and villify
i him, and when they got to Bishopville
i Jones had got up again and abused
jand villified him, "and,then I delivered
a speech showing hiip up as having
made the blackest reccr; mat any mart
with a white skin ever made in the
South Carolina legislature."
He said his opponents had been pubi
lishing and circulating all kii'-Js ot
j dirty lies upon him. "They have not
! only hit me, but they haven't sparec1
| my family. In going down in tne mire
j to try to bring up something they are
so dirty a^d so filthy that they have
published things and said things and
done things that I do not see how any
; decent people could put up with. They
say, 'Oh, but the Jones men are the
: gentlemen, thev are the Christians.'
They are the dirtiest set of liars that
ever disgraced the State." "If the
jkind of Campaigning they are doing
comes from Christian people, God save
the churches of South Carolina."
Gov. Blease said at the Lancaster
meeting, Judge Jones' home, he had
expected Judge Jones to get up and
say a few pleasant words to the audience.
and then to introduce the other
'candidates, but that Judge Jones had
| criticised and abused him in Lancaster,
"and' I certainly have done my
: best to hand it back to him in Xewberry
today in full measure."
When the governor told the audience
that his time was about up there were,
repeated calls for him to go on. bin
! he said that would not be fair. H-;
ooiH ha ha/j stn/?lr tn his friends and
; would continue to do so. "When it
conies to your governor's office, bet
[tween friend and foe, if my friend is
| wrong and my eneiny is right, I will
stand by my enemy in discharging my
Iduties as governor of your State, but
i when it comes to appointing people to
office nobody but the Blease men need
apply." He said that for the balance
of this year and for the next two years
he was going "to matte tnis Jon.es gang
sicker than they now are."
Mr. Jno. T. Duncan.
When Mr. Jno. T. Duncan began his
speech a large crowd was escorting ;
Gov. Blease fro:n the grounds, andI
Mr. Duncan for the moment had con-:
siderable difficulty in getting the at- j
tention of the crowd. Chairman Dominick
called for order and announced
tnat an tne candidates must De given |
quiet and courteous attention. Heeding
the chairman, Mr. Duncan was given
the attention of the big crowd who
still remained. He charged that
Blease and Jones had both been trying
to swing on Tillman's coat-tails
and that Tillman in his letter of this
week had shaken them both off. He
charged that both Blease and Jones
were corporation candidates. He re(CONTINUED
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NOTICE PBDIARY ELECTION.
OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
In accordance with the rules of the
Democratic party, a primary election
is hereby called to be held in Newberry
county on Tuesday, August 27,
1 1912, for the following offices:
United States Senator.
Secretary of State.
Adjutant and Inspector General.
State Superintendent of Education.
Commissioner of Agriculture.
For Congress, Third District.
For Solicitor, Eighth Judicial Cir.cuit.
House of Representatives.
Judge of Probate.
. Clerk of Court.
County Superintendent of Education.
No vote for House of Representatives
shall be' counted unless it contoino
o j~. mo rttr no rack r> o m aa
caiuo ao uiauj <3.0 uauivgi
The managers of election shall open
the polls at 8 a. m. and shall close
them at 4 p. m.
The following managers have been
appointed to conduct the- said election:
^ Township No. 1.
Ward 1?L. I. Epting, W. W. Cromer,
ik. <j. sngn.
Ward 2?W. T. Livingston, J. C. Wil- '
son, Alex. Welch.
Ward 3, No. 1?Alex Singleton, Lee '
Q. Fellers, J. W; Reagin.
Ward 3, No. 2?J. J. Porter, J. A. j
[Derrick, I. T. Timmerman.
| Ward 4?J. R. Davidson, W. W.I
Horn-ao.*. J. W. White.
Ward 5?W. P. Hair. B. F. Sample.
T. B. Kibler.
Oakland?T. J. Digby, Jr., E. T. Riv- j
ers, S. C. Hiller.
Helena?B. E. Julien, B. F. Goggans,j
iW. S. Williamson
Hartford?L. E. Summer, W. B. Gog- j
gans, Holland Paysinger.
Johnstone?J. W. Mims, Will Neel,;
Township So. 2.
Garmanv?T. W. Folk, James B.;
Buzhardt, Johnnie Suber.
ML Bethel?Jno. D. Cromer, Sam
Rikard, J. A. Brown.
Mulberry?Jack Sease, John P.
"SVicker, Thos. Murphy.
Township Xo. 3.
Maybinton?C. E. Eison, A. H. May- j
binton, J. L. Thomas.*
Mt. Pleasant?James W. Caldwell,
Tr>hn TVfi>r>lr T IT IHams
Township >'o. 4.
Wlhitmire?F. W. Fant, Boyce Duck-1
ett, J. D. Tid marsh.
Long Lane?T. E. Chandler, J. G.
Glenn, M. T. King.
Township >'o. 5.
Jalapa?S. B. McCarley, W. S. Waters,
J. C. Dobbins.
Kinards?E. D. Chaney, J. A. Dominick,
J. D. Johnson.
Township >o. 6.
Dominick?Thomas J. Harmon,
WalMngziwe. M. M. Livingston.
Yon.g M-en'-s s'Tnuity)? J. A. Schrot
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Township Jio. 7.
Saluda?J. S. Wertz, T. R. Sanders,
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Chappells?W. L. Andrews, J. J.
Murran, A. P. Coleman.
Vaughnville?L.' H. Senn, J. W.
Matthews, J. 0. Johnson.
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Utopia?J. M. Nichols, H. L. Boulware,
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Prosperity?J. A. Baker, J. M. Werts,
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St. Lukes?N. A. Nichols, J. I. Boozer,
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Saluda?Geo. Cook, Maxv Bedenhan^h
I.. T^. Dominick.
O'Neall?J. Lindsay Boozer, Pat B.
Wise, Thomson Sheely.
Monticello (Hendrix Mill)?Peter
Counts, Henry Barnes, Bachman
Liberty?J. T. Hunter, J. 0. Moore,
J. M. Lester.
Swilton?Edward Harris, Frank
Shealy, Claude L. Counts.
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Little Mountain?J. K. Derrick, J. G.
Shealy, A. C. Wheeler.
Union?M. L. Strauss, J. W. Sligh,
R. N. Taylor. Jolly
Street?B. B. Rikard, M. N. j
Werts, J. R. Livingston.
St. Pauls?J. B. Bedenbaugh, J. J.
Kibler, W. H. Kibler.
Centra!?A. L. Aull, Sligh Wicker,
Township ]Vo. 11.
Zion?H. Folk, Murray Kinard,
St. Phillips?J. L. Ruff, M. L. Wicker,
D. E. Halfacre,
Walton?Willie Suber, J. D. Crooks,
Pomaria?H. F. Counts, G. B. Aull,
George J. Wilson.
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for General Hampton, in 1876, and
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No person shall be permitted to vote
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At any election when the right of a
person to vote is challenged, the managers
shall place the vote so challenged
in an envelope and endorse thereon
the name of the voter and that of the
challengers, and the person so challenged
shall be allowed to vote, and
the challenged votes shall be kept
separate and apart and not counted,
but turned over to the county execu?tive
committee, who shall at its first
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After tabulating the-result of said
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poll lists and all other papers relat 'ng
to such election to the Court/
Chairman within 48 hours after the
close of the polls.
Managers will call for the ballot
boxes on and after August 22 at the
office of the Secretary, in the old ,
court house, where they will receive
boxes, 'ballots and full instructions.
Fred. H. Dominick,
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