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SAGE TO LEGISLATURE.
Had >"egro Brought to His Oftice and ;
Cites Members of the House as
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 27.?G-ov. Blease on
Tuesday night sent the following message
to the general assembly:
Gentlemen of the General Assembly:
[ transmit to you herewith letter
received by me on the morning of
? February 25, 1913:
"February 23, 1913.
TTV/^ol 1 onpv flnvprnnr FUpasp I
Columbia, S. C.
"Honorable Sir: Simeon Ellis (col-!
ored) a prisoner ... I understand,
was talking to you yesterday,
Saturday, on the street. He was
working on the city street detail and '
as you passed asked his guard, Cor-1
poral Boykin, to speak to you, and j
.HoyKin rerusea nmi me permission iu
do so and he spoke to you anyhow.
"To day he was brought ud before
(Japt. Sondley by Boykin and was sentenced
to the stocks and Ellis says he
"was struck 45 or 50 lashes, he can not
say the exact number, and his back j
now shows the result from his head i
down to his hips.
"I am telling you this as a matter of
information, which I think you will
he glad to know at this time, as I am
very well posted as to what your policies
are regarding such things regarding
the State penitentiary.
"Therefor-? I do not hesitate to send
you this information as I know that
you will not give the source of your
? "Ellis was taken to the blacksmith
"* shop and a pair of very short shackles
put 011 him and he tuen tola tne uaptain
and Dr. Jennings that he was
going to tell you the first chance that
he had been whipped for talking to
you. Then he was taken to the shop
again to have the chain lengthened,
and while this was beir^ ^one he had
^ fit He is subiect to such spells.
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The chains were cut off him and he
was taken to the hospital, where he
now is. I understand he is in serious
"Later: To still further punish this
poor, ignorant, defenceless negro. Dr.
Jennings applied a strong electric
battery to him and tortured him for
more than a half hour. His screams
and cries and piteous appeals for
mercy could be heard all over the
* penitentiary grounds."
?, Upon receipt of this letter, Col. Aull,
my private secretary, requested Cap- j
tain of the Guard Sondley, at the;
State penitentiary, to bring this pris-;
one" to my office at o'clock p. m.
He was brought in his prison garb,
closely shackled, with a chain around
Kntv, locc Ac tn his nhvsifal cnnrii
tion, I leave the description of that!
for Representatives (\ C. W'yche. I
Mitchum and Fortner, who wore pres- ;
ent and saw the negro's back and hips :
> This is but another instance which j
( came to my -ears only by accident, and |
-which I am giving to you for the pur- j
pose of showing that I am doing what j
A . I can to relieve suffering humanity, j
and that I am only heeding the- de-j
manas ox auiiiauuv upuu mtr. j
After finding that the negro had 1
been in the penitentiary thirteen ;
. , years for killing another negro, and |
L feeling sure that if 1 returned him to;
/. >. the penitentiary as a prisoner he;
; would again be whipped, shocked and ;
/: : possibly killed, I granted him a parole
:: K during his good behavior.
In taking this course, I am satisfied j
W that I am not only heeding the do-j
inlands of humanity, but that I am up-;
holding the letter and the spirit of j
our constitution, which provides in I
Section 19 of Article I, "r.or cruel and i
musual punishment inflicted," and
son for Parole
"corpora! punishment snan not ne inflicted."
The letter which I have transmitted
to you says that when this negro was
tortured with "a strong electric battery
. . . for more than a half
hour," "his screams and cries and
nitonns annpalc fnr mercv could be
heard all over the penitentiary
grounds." They reached my ears.
They have now reached yours. The
demand upon me was not for mercy,
but for justice, and 1 believe that justice
was secured from me, so far as
in my power lay to give it. What will
you do? Very respectfully.
Cole. L. Blease,
Columbia, S. C., February 2r>, 1913.
Mr. Mills Livingston's Loss.
It was stated in the last issue of The
Herald and News that Mr. Mills M.
Livingston had lost his barn by fire on
Saturday night. He was in the city
Tuesday and gave some information.
The barn was a fine, substantial building.
Besides its complete destruction,
with all of his feed stuff in large
and assorted quantities, tys pea
thresher and other machinery, implements
and tools were destroyed. He
estimated his loss at between $1,500
and $2,000, insurance covering about
half the loss. As to the origin of the
fire it 4s unknown, dui Mr. **yo
that tracks were discovered in the
rear of the barn site, said tracks
made by a person running from the
Sehu mpert-S ichols.
Married, at the residence of the of~
l T??? A T Rnw.
ticiaung minister, nev. ui. *l.
?rs, on Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
Mr. A. M. Nichols and Miss Pearl
Schumpert. Both of Utopia.
Death' of Mrs. Harriet Zobel.
Mrs. Harriet A. Zobel. widow of tlv
late Julius Zobel, died last night at
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her nome on Diauumg suwi, *
lowing a short illness. Mrs. Zobel io
survived by five children, Mrs. Charles
Far.nsworth, of I^aciile, Wyo., L J.
Zobel. P. W. Zobel, T. C. ZobcJ. James
L. Zobel, of Columbia, and oa-i sister
and two brothers, Miss Mary 10. McCoy,
John W. McCoy and P. B. McCoy,
of Columbia. j
Mrs. Zobel was 67 years of age,'hav-,
: ?~ ? rai-iHant r>f Pnlnmhifl '"or
lllg ucua a icoiuvuw V4 WW
many years. She was a native of
Helena, Newberry county. She ^ak> a
member of the Lutheran church il??r j
husband. Julius J. Zobel, was a Con-|
federate veteran, member of coriraiiyi
E. Third South Carolina, of the Ker-!
shaw brigade.?The State, 25th. \
Mrs. Zobel's funeral was held at
3.30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at j
" TA " ' --xl?" nlinw.Ii intor- i
5>t. raui S Liuuieian uiuitu, *??v?
ment in Elmwood c?:netery.
The pallbearers were: C. J. Beck,,
Col. U. R. Brooks, R. C. Keenan, Dr. |
D. S. Pope, W. P. Houseal and H. A.!
Mrs. Louise Zobel and Mrs. 0. Klett- i
ner, relatives of the deceased, were in
Could any one afford to miss "Andrew
Jackson" at Arcade Saturday, in
The .Junior Workers' band of the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer w ill
'hold what will possibly be the most
iniDortant meeting of the y.-ar aL tho
parsonage next Monday at i p. m. An
interesting and instructive program
has been arranged for the occasion,
and every member of the band is requested
to be present if possible. Also
other children of the congregation
' who have not yet joined are cordially
invited to be present.
Parents can not afford to let their
children miss the splendid training
this band is giving.
Mr. and Mrs. .J. H. Foster and baby,
* ? Vt Amo
Virginia, nave reiunieu ium
in Roanoke. Va., after a visit to their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. .1. M. Foster,
in the county.
Mr. VV. P. Houseal. of Columbia, and
Dutch Weather prophet fame, was 1.1
the city Thursday.
The Arcade guarantees four features
each week, and they r.ot to t>1
over L'.~ days old.
LITTLE MOUNTAIN NEWS.
"The Ranchman," An Ametenr Play,
Prod need by Local Talent, a
Special to the Herald and News.
Little Mountain, Feb. 26.?Occasionally
the people of Little Mountain
and surrounding communities are j
highly entertained in the large auditorium
of the High School Building
by plays given by local talent. The
one given last Friday evening "The j
Ranchman" was the best yet. The
scene was a typical western one. All j
of the actors played well their parts,
and evidenced the fact that intelligence
and superiority are not un- j
lr r< r> nnanitioe lurp Thp nlav was i
so interesting and entertaining, due j
not only to the character of the play i
itself, but also to the training that i
each ac^or received, that a general
desire hrv's been expressed to have it
reDroduced. A large audience
greeted the actors and everyone pre-;
sent was highly gratified. Being a i
fine play, interesting, entertaining,
educational, well rendered, let's have
it again. Hurrah! for "The Ranch-:
j man." j
The teachers of the high school are.!
very glad to welcome Miss Mathias, i
our music teacher, back with us again.!
Miss Mathias had the misfortune or
being suffering with a case of typhoid
fever for several weeks. i
Rev. Cline. preached for us last SunI
day eve in interest of the "Lowman j
Dr. Sease is improving rapidly to'
the gratification of his many friends 1
It is beginning to look and feel like
spring again, seeing the farmers haul- j
ing fertilizers from here. j
School work in general is progressing
nicely, and it looks now as though i
this will be the best session we have
had in many years.
Church of the Redeemer.
TT'iilon vvirlpr nastor^.
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i Nothing preventing, the following
will be the program of divine services
at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
11 a. m.?The regular morning service.
The pastor will preach on the
subject: "A Wise Man's Wisest Quesj
tion." A prudent merchant forecast- j
| ing the end of the year goes over his
I books, takes stock, and counts tne
j profit or loss. Foreseeing danger men
i take out accident policies. Knowing
j that life is uncertain men having help- |
| less women and children dependent
[ upon them wisely insure their lives
| that these may not be left upon the'
j charity of the world. Seeing a possiI
ble conflagration wise men insure'
I their houses, stores and property. A '
- i-t- - i t ?.WA,j
! wise man Knowing mat ne iuaj 5iu? ;
j old lays up something for the helpless
I A wise question that men need to,
[ask themselves in this age is: "When1
| life's banquet is over, and my seat
empty, will I be missed?" Are our.
lives such that when we are called I
away the world will feel a loss, or
will it be glad that we are goner |
7.30 p. m.?There will be a song
service. Nothing preventing, the pas-1
j tor will give a lecture at this service
j on "Every man his Klondyke." In:
! this age of restlessness men need .
'stop to consider the splendid opp?r-j
I tunities and blessings at their v<n*v i
doors, if they will only see them aul _
; seize them. So.ne practical thoughts;
i %?.;n Kfl nvQcontoH in lecture tlie*
' \\ ill Ur j;>VOV,Ul,VU AAA V..V _
; all our citizens need to consider
i 4 p. in.?The Sunday school ra,j '?. i
j The public is cordially invited to all!
I the services.
The Arcade never mentions clear i
pictures, that's understood. Ask the j
I -r.f ,? 11-Jin Viiir. }>AAn
| pai iv nc/ uu<^ wvvm. |
Alderman Ward 1 Resigns.
Capt. W. H. Shelley, having decided j
J to move to Sumter, has resigned as!
i alderman for Ward 1, and city council j
j jias oraereu an necuuu iu wv
| March 18.
Parlor Car Discontinued.
Effective March 1, 1913, the through
j parlor car service between Greenville
I and Charleston on trains Xos. 52 and
.53 via (\ & W. C? C., X. & L. and A.
,C. L. will be discontinued and this
car will only be operated on thesi
trains between Columbia and Ohnrles|
APPOINTS GAME WARDEN.
Governor Says Legislature Insists on
Paying One, and Blease Han
Might as Well Have It.
Special to The Herald and News.
^ 1 ' * - " t- af
uoiumoia, ftD. Zi.?vxuv. Di-'ase uaa
sent the following message to the senate
and transmitted a copy of it to the
Gentlemen: Seeing that the present
general assembly is inclined to pay
the unjust claim of J. Henry Rice, as
State game warden for 1912, after the
veto of the salary claimed had been
sustained in 1912, and Mr. Rice having
resigned, as per the following
"CcZumbia, S. C., 1913.
"To tho Governor and General Assembly
of South Carolina.
"Gentlemen: I hereby tender my
resignation as chief game warden of
the State, to become effective so soon
as my successor is named and has
"I am, wun gr-fat respect.
(Signed) ".Tames Henry Rice,
"Chief Game Warden."
"Accepted Janary 31, 1913.
(Signed) "Cole. L. Blease,
And, the Audubon society, having
mp thp t'nllnwins: nnmmuni
"Columbia, S. C., 21st Feb., 1913.
"Hon. Cole. L. Biease, Governor, Columbia,
I "Dear Sir: In order to advance a
work of great importance to the people
of South Carolina, I herewith beg
kto transmit to you the nomination by
the Audubon society of South Carolina
or Ail red Kicnarason as cinei game
warden of the State.
"Very truly yours,
(Signed) . "W. H. Gibbes,
I have this day appointed Alfred
Aldrich Richardson as chief game
' warden for this State, in obedience to
sub-division 2, Section 747, Vol. II,
Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1912,
"2. Apopintment of chief game, warden,
bond, oath of office. The mode
of his appointment shall be as follows:
The Audubon society of South
Carolina shall send in the name of
suitable person to the governor. On
approving this nomination, the governor
shall transmit the name, with
his recommendation, to the State sen
ate . .
You will notice the word "shall" is
used and not the word "may," making
it mandatory upon the governor to
transmit the name with his recommendation
to the State senate.
I think the office a useless one;
thought so last year and vetoed the
appropriation, in an endeavor to save
the tax-payers of this State their hard
earned money; that general assembly,
who fought me at every turn, and a
large majority of whom the people of
South Carolina retired, sustained my
veto; but, your house has seen fit to
reverse' the anti-Btease house, and
pay this claim, thereby showing tliat
they think there should be such an
1 think a mistak-e has been made in
paying Rice, and I think it a mistake
to have such an office, but if you
think differently and pay Rico, we
might as well let a Blease man have
the job and pay him also. I am satisfied
if Rice had not been paid this
matter would not have been further
agitated: we would have had no game
warden and the people would nave
been pleased; but, of course, after
Kice was paia, it was oui aauuui mm
somebody should work for the job;
it is also natural that th>e Audubon
society would demand its rights and
make its recommendation, and your
law says I "shall" transmit it to you,
v hence, here it is. If the fight is to be
made, lets make it to the finish. I
have lead my part of it successfully
since 1S90, and I am still in it. I may
go down, but when I do you will set:
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my nag uymg mc unu .
j will not go disappointed, for I have
got all I wanted and that is considj
erable more than many others can say
I or ever will say.
Prvlp T. P.lp^sp
j Wlu n we advertise, we deliver the
j uoocls. Arcade.
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in uni/Lninu LjUA/iiuii
WHY HE FIXED APRIL 29 FOR
Says Executive Committee Did Not
! Have Quorum, and Action Taken
l>y Them Blow at System.
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, Feb. 27.?Gov. Blease, in
answer to a request for his full position
in the matter, has given the folj
lowing interview explaining fully his
j position in connection with the call!
ing of an election to select a succesI
sor to Congressman Legare:
"Qi-mrf-iv aftpr rnn?rpssiiian Le
j gare's death I wrote to each county
|,chairman in the First congressional
j district in order to get their views in
| regard to holding a primary. All of
them answered, favoring the primary.
I myself, personally, favored it, as j
I have always favored the primary in j
this State. As the candidates were
announced. I addressed a letter to
each of them, whether prospective
candidates or uiose positively announced,
and each of them answered,
favoring the primary. I secured this
information for two reasons, first, so
that when the executive committee
met I could fm :ish it to them, and,
secondly, that I might order the general
election at such time as would
give opportunity for a primary to be
"I am a member of the State executive
committee! but have not attended
a meeting since the present chairman
was elected, and will not attend one
while he is chairman, I do not speak
to him, and never expect to?personally,
on business or otherwise. Consequently
I would not attend any meeting
over which he presided, and if I
should be so unfortunate as to be in
one where a majority would select
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Mini as tneir presiding omcci, 1 wumu
"When the committee met here last
Friday I was exceedingly busy, having :
j just received from my secretary, Col.
I Aull, a large number of bills which
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I sembly and were awaiting my signa- i
ture. I thought, however, that the!
committee would consult the governor
?not the member of the committee j
from Newberry, but the governor of:
the State, whose duty it was to order j
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marv should be ordered. However,1
the committee?or, at least, those who;
met; I understand there was not a
quorum present, and those in the
meeting had no right to transact any
business?but those who did meet,
j following their usual custom of last
year, showed their political bias and
prejudice against the present governor
by absolutely ignoring him in the
matter, and I feel that I am in no way
bound to recognize the acts of a minority
of a committee, who did not
constitute a quorum, when they abj
solutely ignored me in the matter. \
i "Some time ago I announced that j
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1 woum orucj LLic tiwwv.. ??
the second Tuesday in April, but cer- |
tainly during the month of April, for I :
deemed it extremely important on ac-!
| count of Charleston's situation and j
location towards the Panama canal, j
and also for the reason that it has j
j been agreed that the appointments of'
i President Wilson in this State shall j
! be governed oy ui>e t-uusiwomcu w*
' the respective districts?in view of j
j these facts, I say, [ deemed it ex- j
j tremely important for this important j
j post at Washington to be filled at the J
earliest possible moment. 1 was surprised,
then, when I saw that the
committee had not only ignored me, j
but had ignored the date which I had
suggested, and postponed the primary
to a date which, if it should be allowed
to govern the date for the general
election, would deprive this district of
a representative until the end of the
special session of congress, which
President Wilson will call, which I
J think would be very detrimental to the
\ best interests of the district, and par-}
ticularly to the port and city of 'jnarleston.
"However, to be frank with you and
with the people of the district, I do
not think a primary advisable if it is
to be used as a means to rob candirjotoc
hv fnnv. and I think it dis
graceful and disgusting that any body
o: white men should say that another
white man shall pay the enormous
and extravagant sum of $500 for the
bare privilege of beijig a candidate in
a white man's primary in South Carolina.
It is outrageous, because it utterly
deprives the poor white maa of
the right of entering the race. By
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tut; unit: lie icixaeo tuia $o\jv, auu iucu
pays his absolutely necessa:y expenses,
and the contributions th-it will bs
expected of him by the ounty committees,
and the individual contributions
which every candidate does pay,
and is forced to make under the dis
guise of charity, he will be ruined, if
he is a poor man, and, in short, it
simply means that nobody but a corporation
official, or corporation-furni,6hed-nfpney
candidate can get in
the race. I believe that is the purpose
for which it was done, and if, as the
governor of the people of this State,
I can thwart it, I believe it is my duty
to do so, and I propose, to do it. And
I propose, in the next State convention,
to make a fight to fix the assessments
of candidates, through a coti
mittee, and take it out of the hands or
a set of politicians who place themselves
as the special guardians of the
people and attempt to deprive the poor
man of the privilege of entering a
race. I guess if this crowd could fix
the assessments next summer they
would put the assessment for the
United States senate so high that it
would be absolutely 'impossible for
me to pay it, in order that the corpora
tions might eiect their candidate, and
the poor people, unless they took up
a private subscription to enter their
; man, would be deprived even of the
| privilege of having some one to vote
"And, while we are speaking of the
matter of expense, and where the mo!
ney goes to, it might he well to see
j who was present and who was paid
i for attending this so-called special
i meeting or ine executive wiuwhiw. x
! "I think it better for the First dis1
[ trict to have 210 primary, rather than
' to be forced to vote for onjv such men
! as the corporations will furnish the
money to pay the campaign expense
1 and assessments of.
"I consider this a grave situation, \
Hirpr-t discrimination in favor of
the rich as against the poor, and I
thi.ik the .nembers of the State executive
committee had better beware
before they go much further with this
kind of politics.
"My private secretary, Col. Aull,
stated my position to the Xews and
Courier, and I stand by what he said.
I add what I have here stated in ordor
that my position may be given In full,
and that the people of the Stat.': ai d
of the district may see and know what
is going on; and, for the further ieason,
to kt the people see th-i* it i.s .iot
a mnflint between the S'ate executive
committee and the governor, but
merely a disagreement between the
governor and a little handful of men
?not even a quoroum?of the State
executive committee, who are attempting
to dictate to the white voters
of a congressional district. And
I have no doubt but that certain can
didates for congress were consulted
in the matter, while others were ignored.
"As a matter of fact, I believe the
action of those claiming to be the executive
committee is entirely illegal,
and there was not a quorum present.
If the committee wants to do the
right thing it can now meet and nave
the primary within the time mentioned
in the proclamation, and no one
will be hurt. The law requiring sixty
days as to Charleston will not affect
the matter, for the Democratic party
in a special primary can make its own
rules and requirements. The general
law on the statute books applies to
the g-e.ieral primary elections, and
there is nothing about special elections.
Therefore,, there is no reason
for any uneasiness or fear. What I
am fighting for is my old platform,
'Equal rights to ?Il m^n and special
privileges to uone.'"
A Cheerful Prospect.
They had just become engaged.
"What joy it will be," she exclaimj
ed. "for me to share all your griefs
"Bui, darling! he protested:' 'I have
"Xo," she answered; "but when ve
I are married you will have."