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msoxs OF (U)V. BLEASE
m PAKOLE (i. W\ LONG
B The ollowing are the reasons asBsigned
by Gov. Blease for granting
parole to Geo. W. Long: j
Long, George W., (white). Cfonvict
ed at the January, 1912, term/of court
for Greenwood county of msdnslaugh
ter, and sentenced to three /years and j
six months imprisonment / upon the
public works of Greenwoojd county or
p in the State penitentiary. \
Petitions in tins case wejre presemtu i
by the- Honorable C. C. Featherstone.
I do not care to criticise the de^L:-ision
of the courts, ;rior any action
?or the charge of a /circuit judge, but,
E in my opinion, th6 defendant in this
grease should have been granted a new
K ^ial bec.aiase of the fact that one of
^fc^^<riifors who served in the case
BJPnade affidavit in the court "that he.
V~was forced to agree to the verdict of
' manslaughter'', and gave the following
circumstances: That when the
.jury first retired, the ballot was taken i
and they stood five for acquittal; four!
for manslaughter and three for mur- i
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cy, and ti.:at after considerable deliber- !
I ation, they took another ballot, and j
. another ballot, and finally it was pro"
posed and agreed that whenever twothirds
majority voted one way that
the balance of the jury would be
bound thereby, and that in this way,
advantage was taken of him and he
w as tli us forced to agree to this ver- j
diet I know the courts hold that they J
cannot take cognizance of what takes j
place in the jury room, but that I !
^ think is very erroneous and a bad j
? i . I
rpolicy. I know or my own Knowledge,,
having been informed by as good men
as there are in the State, of a case
where a man was threatened to be
thrown out of a window if ue would
^ not agree to a verdict of acquittal,
v He agreed, and a guilty man was alW
lowed to go free. If similar circfcm.
stances took place, and an-innocent;
man was convicted, most assuredly
when the jurors who made the threat
themselves admitted the circiim!
stances, the man should be granted a
, new trial, and I do not think any
iron-clad rule should hold in such
matters, but tinat substantial justice
^ should be done after all the circum^
stances are brought before the court.1
I The judge might have refused to have
listened to any of this stuff on the
broad principle that he would not take
cognizance of what transpired in the
jury room, but after he allowed it to
be brought out in the court, in
open affidavits and statement--, tv.en,
11 think he should have gone further j
and granted this man a new trial, and
I most heartily concur with Associate
Justice Watts in his dissenting opinion.
However, I did not feel then that it
| would be right on my part, as governor,
to annul the acts of the court,
and upon tais technicality release this
defendant from all punishment for I
have never believed in the practice of
L law through technicalities in order to
W defeat substantial justice.
p* Petitions were presented, and on a
trip to Newberry, during the session
| of the court there, Mr. Featherstone
} and Solicitor Cooper appeared before
me and were beard in reference to
this matter. Mr. Featherstone's argument
was very convincing indeed and j
Mr. Cooper addressed to Mr. Feather-!
etone tiie following letter.
"September 30th, 1913.
Hon. C. C. Featherstone, Greenwood,
I S. C. J
^ Dear Sir: Replying to your com
5 munication in the case of the State ,
I do not care to appear before the
board of pardons in this matter, and J
II shall have nothing to say whatever;
against the pardon. I have always
considered this a very close case, and
I would not ihave been surprised if
the jury had taken the view of the defendant
and acquitted him. I am also
satisfied that if the testimosy of the
physicians and nurses at the hospi frol
ir> inorncta V??aH hoon hofnrp
^ tu 1 lii XJ.fr4.V4. ^ ~ w?w
/ jury that it would uave strengthened
These affidavits here spoken of by
by Mr. Cooper were presented by Mr.
iFeatherstone to me at the time of the
hearing at which Mr. Cooper and Mr.
Featherstone were present. It should
be noted particularly that Mr. Cooper
says: "I shall liiave nothing to say
whatever against the pardon." I take
L that, to mean that while Mr. Cooper
I does not recommend the pardon directlv
^.prtflinlv it wa? his intpntinn
In addition to these affidavits mentioned
by Mr. Cooper, other affidavits
have been submitted, many of them,
which would be entirely out of tiae
question to reproduce here, but they
are along with all the other papers,
on file in the governor's office and
ubject to inspection by anyone at any
W I have also received many personal
letters from prominent people and
from ladies, requesting the pardon of
this defendant. These letters include
letters from Magistrate Cook, at Troy;
Rev. S. R. Bass; Rev. Pett Boyd; Rev.
D. C. Williams; Dr. D. W. Youngblood;
Miss Xora Davis; Mrs. J. M.
Cuddy; Mrs. Mollie Tittle; J. M. Cudc?nd
many others. Also,- a letter
i'rom Sheriff McMillan, wtiich I give in
"Greenwood, S. C., Feb. 1">, 1913.
His Excellency, Cole. L. Blease, Go>ernor,
Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir: I'm writing you a line,
; asking lor clemency in the case of l
Jeo. \Y. Long. on the following!
T-?fi ic a man
2nd. He was acting in the capacity j
of a peace officer.
3rd. He was convicted on the testimony
of his wife. (Wife of the dead
4th. Any one knowing the characi
ter of J. T. Lyon, would also know
i that the testimony of the daughter
was manufactured by tue father.
oth. Geo. Long made out a good I
case of self-defense.
6th. All the people except the immediate
tyin are looking to you in confidence
for what they failed to get in j
the courts, plain common justice for
Geo. W. Long.
7th. I would not write you a line,
but would remain silent, had justice
Yours to serve,
(Signed) T. W. McMillan." j
Also, recommendation signed by two
members ci' the board of pardons, in
which they recommend that tl.ie de-;
fendant be released after having served
the minimum sentence for manslaughter.
In addition to this, a strong letter
was received from Senator D. B. Johnson,
of Greenwood, in which he requests
that I pardon or parole Mr.
In addition to all these affidavits,
letters and recommendations, to ere is
also presented petitions from the town
of Troy, signed by ministers, bankers,
mechanic^, farmers, merchants,
postmaster, mail-carrier, physicians,
undertakers, real estate dealers and
Viore ivit-h tVtn fr>llr?win or affirJaA'ir at
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"Troy, S. C., January 6th, 1913.
Personally before me J. W. King,
secretary and treasurer of the town
of Troy, South Carolina, who being
duly sworn says, that after examining
tiae petition cf Geo. W. Long, he finds
that evtry man 21 years of age that
lives inside t'.?e incorporate limits of
the town bas signed the petition, except
three (3! and the three names,
teat does not appear on the petition
are all members of the family of L. P.
Mullinax. Geo. W. Long and L. P. i
Mullinax both lived inside the town, j
(Signed) J. W. King,
Sec. and Treas. (
(Signed) J." T. Solomons,
N. P. S. C. (L. S.) .
In addition to this, strong petitions
were.presented, which include the
names of Sheriff McMillan; Superintendent
of Education Wideman; Supervisor
J. B. McComb; Master Moore; 1
Ex-supervisor Burnett, D. H. Magill, I
member of the board of pardons; :
Magistrate McDowell; Dr. Mil wee; !
Ex-mayor Kenneth Baker; L. C. j
Elledge; R. L. Ellis; Former Senator I
J. M. Gaines; Wm. H. Hagood; D. T.
Major, chief of police; A. J. Sprowles;
some members qi the jury who tried
toe case, and many many others, making
in all seven hundred or more of
the citizens of the county of Greenwood.
Petition was also presented from
the c.ountv of Abbeville, signed by
Senator Mars; Sheriff Lyon; Treasurer
Bradley; Superintendent of Education
Bradley; Auditor Sondley;
County Commissioner McGill; Rev. J.
M. Lawson; Judge of Probate Miller;
Representative J. Howard Moore, and
some members of the Abbeville bar.
Another petition was also presented
from the county of Abbeville, signed
by more than two hundred and fifty
of the citizens, including physicians,
farmers, merchants, and others.
And, still anotlaer petition was presented,
from the county of Newberry,
signed by many of the best people in
the neighborhood where Long once
made his home. This petition is also
signed by many citizenes of the town
of Newberry, where Long was well
known, including W. A. McSwain; J.
H. Summer; R. C. Perry; C. H. Can
non; Rev. D. P. Boyd; Dr. Jas. McIntoch;
Dr. W. E. Pelham; Jno. B.
Mayes; J. A. Burton; Recorder Earhardt;
Postmaster Hill; Clerk of Court
Goggans; Geo. W. Summer; William
Jalinson; Supervisor Chappell; Clerk)
of Council Scurry; Magistrate Sample;
M. L. Spearman; Former Mayor
Langford; E. B. Copeland; Sheriff
Blease; Probate Judge Schumpert; I.
H. Hunt, Esq.; Master Rikard; Alderman
Lominick; W. H. Wendt; Dr. W.
G. Houseal; Alderman Baxter; Auditor
Wertz; Sergeant-at-Arms of the
Senate scliumpert, ana tnat prince 01
gentlemen and biggest hearted of all
men, Otto Klettner, and one hundred
and fifty of the other good citizens of
Along with all of this, certificate
was presented from Dr. R. M. Fuller,
of McCormick, S. C., in which he says.
"Georee W. Long has been under my
treatment for bright's disease since
the summer of 1910," and, the certificate
from the physician at the penitentiary,
reads as follows:
"To whom it may concern:
'"This is to certify that George W.
! Long, now confined in the South Carolina
penitentiary, ?has bright's disease,
land the confinement is making the disease
very much worse on him. I examined
him on the first day he was
admitted; found his urine loaded with
alum and sugar. I have him on pro
| per diet and treatment, but owing to
I the confinement, be is growing worse."
Thus, it will be seen:
First, T.'.:e dissenting opinion of that
I able jurist, Richard C. Watts, who does
! not quiver on technicalities, but deals
in good common sense, the best law
j In the world and all of the law when
The solicitor who prosecuted the
case, some of the jurors who tried the
case; all of the citizens, save t!/.ree,
htV>dpo fho hnmirnrlp
\J L L II C LU ? ! ?* AAV/ A ^ W**\- AA w? ^
committed, including the senator and
county officials; a strong petition from
the adjoining county of Abbeville, including
the senator, representatives,
county officials and other prominent
citizens. A similar petition from the
county of Newberry, an adjoining
county; many personal letters from
prominent people, including ministers
of the gospel and many ladies. The re"
commendation of the board of pardons,
for the minimum term, wO.ich is two
The defendant served nearly one
year, taking into consideration the
certificates of the physicians as to his
condition, and in addition to this many
many affidavits in reference to certain
testimony taken at the time of the
trial, including affidavits of the nurses
and physicians at the hospital at whicfa
the deceased died, and which the solicitor
admits had they been before the
jury, there would (hare likely been an
acquittal, upon this very strong showing,
and the condition of the defendant's
health, 1 fee? /that it would be !
wrong to longer detain him. I have
f+ota.-l rvn the ctnmn hpfnrp T \Vfl.c plpr>f>
Oiutvu Uil Ui?v v V* \/i w A " ?V v. WWed
governor, and I have stated from
the rostrum, through the public press
and otherwise, since I have been governor,
that if people signed petitions
and sent them to this office, that as ,
their servant, I proposed to obey them,
and if people do not want those who j
have been convicted of crimes paroled
or pardoned, they can bring about,
to a certain extent, their wishes, by j
keeping their names off of these papers;
hut when the most intelligent and
the very best and influential citizens
sign and request that a man be given j
relief from his sentence, I , as every j
other sensible man must conclude that
they knew what they were signing
and that they are asking for what j
they want, or they would not be fools i
enough to put their names on the papers.
Therefore the petitioner. George
W. Long, has been granted a parole,
during good behavior. Parole dated
Decenibere 29th, 1913.
BUMPER CROPS BRING
OYER TEX BILLIOX
American Farm Production for Year
1918 Worth More Than Eier
Washington, Dec. 29.?.Ten billion
dollars' worth of products, five billion
dollars of cash income?a bumper
crop in spite of droughts and other
setbacks?is the 1913 record of 6,000,000
American farmers. More t.ian
$b,UUU,UUV,UUU or mis sum was iu |
cereal products and $3,650,000,000
worth of animals sold and slaughtered
and animal products. The value of the
1913 crops is twice that of 1899, more
than $1,000,000 over 1910, and substantially
greater than 1912.
Of all the crops, it is estimated that
52 per cent, will remain on farms
and that 20 per cent of the animal
production also will remain. On that
basis the cash income is estimated
at $5,847,000,000. Despite a record
year of crop value?although the
record of production has fallen?and
the fact that the number of farms has
increased 11 per cent, since 1910,
until there now are estimated to be
6,600,000 farms in the country, the
department of agriculture, in a dis/ Miccirm
r>f thp snhiftp.t made miblic
today, does not take the view to at a
lower cost of living will result.
Schedules Isriectiye June 2nd, 191S
Arrivals and Departures Aewberrj,
(N. B.?These schedule figures aw
shown as information only and are not i
8:52 a. m. No. 15, daily from Columbia
tc Greenville. Pulimai
sleeping oar between Charlcstoc
ll:3S a. m.?No. 18, dail, from Greenville
to Columbia. Arrive? Colum
1% bia 1:35 p. m., Augusta 8:85 p. m
Charleston 8:15 p. m.
9. F?9 r\ m?\Tn 17 fiailv. from Colum
bia to Greeu^lle.
8:57 p. m.?No. 16, daily, from Greenville
to "/OlumMa. Pullman tleep
4ng car Greenville to CharlemtoD
^rr^es Charleston 8:15 a. m. Ar
rive Savannah 4:15 &. m. J&cfc
sonville 8:30 a. m
Four further Information call or
ir.ket aeenta. or E H. CoapmATi v V
! & G. M.. Washington. D. C.; W. E.
! McGee. A. S P. A., Columbia or S
H. McT/eain, D. P. A.. Columbia.
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Assessment of Real and Personal
Property for Fiscal Year 1914. I, or
an authorized agent will be at the fol- i
lowing places named below for the J
purpose of taking returns of both real;
estate and personal property for Fis-j
cal year, 1914:
Newberry January, 1st to 13th, inclu_ 1
sive and on every Saturday.
Kinards?Wednesday, January 14th.
Whitmire?Thursday and Friday,
January loth an? 16th. "
Pomaria?Monday, January 19th.
Walton?Tuesday, January 20th.
Maybinton?Thursday, January 22.
Jolly Street, Friday, January 23rd.
Little Muntain?Monday, January
Prosperity?Tuesday and Wednes- |
day, January 27th and 2Sth.
O'Neall?Thursday, January 29th.
St. Lukes?Friday, January 30th.
Longshores?Monday, February 2nd.
Silver Street?Tuesday, February
Chappells?Wednesday, . February
Newberry Cotton mill?Thursday, I
Oakland Cotton mill?Friday, February
Mollohon Cotton mill?Monday, February
And in tlje Auditor's Office in the
Court House Friday, February 20th, ii
after which date a penalty of 50 per J.1
cent will be added against all persons, *
firms or corporations failing to make
their returns as required by law/ I
would dislike very much to have to ?
add this penalty but I am required ?
by law to do so. The law requires a ^
tax on all notes, mortgages and mon- d
eys, also an income tax on gross in- a
comes in excess of $2,500. e
There shall be a capitation tax of ii
fifty cents on all dogs, the proceeds ?
to be expended for school purposes.
Dogs not returned for taxation shall
not be held as property in any of the
courts of this State.
All male persons from" 21 to 60
years, except Cenfederate soldiers, or
those persons incapable of earning a
support by being maimed or from any
other cause, are liable to pay a poll
tax of one dollar.
Real Estate is to be assessed this '
year. Each tract or lot of land must J
hp sssesetptf senaratelv. Also state
to assessor whether you have bought
or sold any real estate since last re- ^
turn. The law requires that all pro- '
perty, both real and personal, be assessed
"at its true value in money,"
which is construed to mean, "The sum;
of money for which said property, un-1
der ordinary circumstances, would:
sell for cash."
Please don't ask that your property '
be taken from the tax duplicate the
same as last year. The law requires
that all property must be listed o". J
resrular tax return blanks and proper
ly signed and sworn to by person making
return. Please be sure to have
year returns in, on or before the 30th
of February, 1914.
Eugene S. Werts,
County Auditor. u
Dec. IS. 1913.
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udden changes, it is so easy to take ?
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