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I GOV. BLEASE REPLIES
/ TO JEFF D. GILREATH
/ TOLD RECTOR TO CONSULT SOLI1%A%'?T
I III UK fiU.^nA.U.
lioveriior (rives Oat Correspondence in
B Greenville Case Relating to Senm
Columbia, Nov. 6.?Governor Blease
coday gave out a copy of a letter he
w:x>te to Mr. J. D. Gilreath, of Greenvillf.
answerine soecificallv the lat
iter's question whether the governor
ordered his arrest. The governor
says in his letter that after Mr. Rector
talked over the Vaughn escape charges
with him he told him to consult Solicitor
Bonham, and if the latter so advised
him, then to make the arrests.
The governor also relates the charges
it.. /~?;l>.qq +>i haH
diet 1.11 ot .VI1 . vjintam, " mvi. ? !?- ~ ?
reported to him. The letter in full
"November 6, 1912.
"Mr. J. D. Gilreath, Greenville, S. C.
?!>ear Sir: On November 1, 1912, I
received the following telegram from
"Greenville, S. C., Nov. 1, 1912.
'Governor Blease, Columbia, S. C.:
" ? i- TT J ? J 1 Z
.Did you oraer my arrest, runaiv wire
at my expense.
"(Signed) J. D. Gilreath."
To which I replied as follows:
"Columbia, S. C., Nov. 1, 1912. '
"J. D. Gilreath, Greenville. S. C.:
Tour wire. Primary obligations, in
my opinion, bind all parties. The violation
of the 'oath in one instance relieves
all others therefrom. If my
wire is to be used against a democratic
nominee, I shall remain silent.
"(Signed) Cole L. Blease."
At that time I was reliably informed
that Mr. Rector was the Democratic
nominee for sheriff of Greenville coun-1
ty, and that one. Virden, was a can- j
didate on the indepedent ticket. My,
first duty, as a Democrat, was to the!
nominee of the Democratic party, and I
to use every effort to secure his elec- j
tion, and mcst assuredly to do nothing j
"which would cause his defeat; hence, j
my reply to you at that time.
Since the majority of the people of;
Greenville county have stood#to their j
colors and shown to the world that j
they are not perjurers, but they, I
like true men. have abided by the
oath which they took when they swore i
to support the nominees of the Demo-.
ratic party, I now take pleasure in .
answering the question in your tele- j
gram specifically. ;
r.YIr. Hendrix Rector called me over j
the long-distance telephone and stated |
that Vaughn had made a confession,!
fn which he had said that ex-Sheriff j
Cilreath. Jailer Phillips and another,
person, whose name T now do not re-:
member, were the ones who had re-!
leased him from the county jail; and j
Ithat he (Rector) had other testimony,!
which went to show the truthfulness
of Vaughn's statement. I advised Mr.:
Rector to go to Solicitor Bonham and
lay the facts before him, and if he'
fthe solicitor) thought the-m sufficient, i
to immediately issue warrants for the,
arrest of all of the parties. The next j
information T received over the 'phone,1
was irom a geni.it man wuuse ?
understand to be Morris; he sta'e'l
that Rector had had warrants sworn
out for the?c three parties and th?.t ho j
had gone into the country to arrest one j
of them and that as soon as he r^- j
- ? ? ?. - a. r\ 1
rurnecl ne was gon;g 10 arrest urn-;
reath, and requested, on behalf of Rec-,
tor, not to allow any person or persons
to have any communication whatever
with Vaughn, as they felt som?
of the parties or their friends would |
? Von O-Vl >1 tn flllQll CP
cwnc auu uiuu^c ? uu^im
Ills statement. The next information
I received wasi from Mr. Rector, who
stated that he had arrested the three
parties and that they were in the conn-' :
ty jaiL j<
? Mr:. Jack Power then took the 'phone I:
and stated to me that Rector had sue-; 1
~-3 ni>i<aefinor tho nflrtiPS 3nd ' 1
CCCMt;U I'll en 1 <_ o omb t-? ,
that there was a great deal of feeling, '
and jokingly remarked that if they ;
put Rector in jail that I must stick |
to him. I replied to him that I would. j
Thfc fs in substance, the entire con- j <
versatioms had over the 'phone, and
T did not direct the arrest of any of
these parties, but advised Mr. Rector
to consult the solicitor and if he;1
iiiought the testimony sufficient, to i
Ji- ~ ""iff U'hpn T was !
TLUCJVft llic awtov,
'^ronecf that the arrests had been j
made, I presumed they had been made J
after consultation with the solicitor, j
Sheriff Poole came to the Mansion on |
Sunday, October 27, and told me that:
? tmoHp t>" confession and i
Y?LHgXin UL<XU. muv4v u,
told who had done the work in re- j
leasing him from jail, implicating the!
three parties, whom I am informed
iave been arrested. He asked me what
to do. I did not intimate to him what
.Rector Lad said to me over the 'phone,
Because Rector had requested me not
to say anything about the conversation.
I told Sheriff P(5ole that if he had suf-;
Scient testimony to proceed to. have
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the parties arrested and referred him
to Chief State Constable P. H. Corley,
who had been in Greenville working
on the case for some time, for such
further assistance as he might be able
to give. After some further conversation
the sheriff asked me to write a
certain communication, which he
tbnnp-ht wrmlri assist him materially in
the matter. I told him that I would
do this* which I djd not do later because
Rector, having had the arrests
made, the communication would have
been of no value.
As the sheriff was leaving, he said
that it would take Monday and possibly
Tuesday to get the matter in proper
shape. I told him to go by Oorley's
home and take him to Greenville
with him, and to proceed in tne enure i
maiter at once.
Thus, you will see, that I only ordered
your arrest upon condition,
which condition was that Mr. Rector
was to consult with the solicitor, and
if he (the solicitor) thought the evidence
sufficient, to convict, that the
arrests then be made If Mr. Rector
consulted Solicitor Bonham and Solicitor
Bonhain told him to proceed,
then I presume it could be truthfully
stated that I ordered the arrests.
I will further state, for your information,
that I was informed, first, that
Mr. Vaughn boarded at your father's
home while he was attending school
at Furman university, and that he and
you were good friends; second, that at
the time of Mr. Vaughn's escape you
owed him $2,000; third, that you were
a candidate for snerin, ana lUdl I
Vaughn's escape would cause, and did
cause, Sheriff Poole's defeat; that
these were the motives which prompted
you. In addition to this, the confession
of Mr. Vaughn, as I have stated f
above to you, coming from Rector and j
Poole and affidavit from one Alexander, j
who was in the iail at the time, swear- |
ing that he saw you there assisting I
Vaughn and knew it to be you. j ^
I do not state that any of these facts J
are true. It is simply the information I
which came to me, and there are men jin
the penitentiary today on much less J
evidence than these facts, and for this j
reason Mr. Rector was directed to see !
Rnnham. and Solicitor Bon- j
ham, I presume, knowing all of the I
parties and knowing what credence to j
give their testimony, would be in a j
position to advise. I was not in a
position to advise direct and did not j
I have been somewhat lengthy in
this reply to you, but have set the facts
?J- - icrlir til or
out fully, ill oruer uiau v>^u
oughly understand my position in the |
matter as well as your own.
Cole. L. Blease,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
John Stockman and Belton Stockman, i
H. T. Ren wick, J. S. Ren wick, -7. A. j
Burton, and E. A. Griffin and B. F. j
Griffin, as partners doing business j
under the firm name and style of E. 1
A. Griffin & Company, Defendants. ( <
By virtue of an order of court herein.
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