Newspaper Page Text
JUHE IRMA 0. JONES
HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A OOD
AND USEFUL CITIZEN
IS A MAN OF THE PEOPLE
The Candidate for Governor Worked
His Way to the Top, and Has Serv
ed the State in Positions of Honor
and Trust With Fidelity and Abil
It is right that the peopTe or south
Carolina should know the fact about
the candidates in the race for Gov
ernor before the 27th of August be
cause no one can vote properly un
less he votes intelligently and to
vote intelligently one must know the
record of the candidates. This arti
cle Is written to let the people know
about Judge Jones.
Few people know that Judge Jones
is a man of the people. He is proud
of the fact that in Newberry county,
where he was born, there are still
peopli living who remember that his
father was a respected carpenter and
his mother assisted her husband in
the support of the family by sewing
for the neighbors.
Almost from childhood Ira B.
Jones looked at life seriously. His
schoolmates remember that often in
the afternoon when they were at play
he would go in early to study for his
classes the next dai, and they testify
to the fact that he gave early promise
of becoming an upright man and a
By careful study and by taking ad
vantage of such meager opportuni
ties as were offered, he obtained a
fair educatIon. Schools were not
then what they are now and that is
probably the reason why Judge Jones
remembering his own difficulties and
wishing to smooth the road for oth
er poor boys declared that as gov
ernor "The Improvement and De
velopment of the Common Schools
shall have my keen interest and hear
It would be easy to tell and might
be Interesting to learn how young
Jones having gotten an education
moved to Lancaster county and be
gan the practice of law. How clients
came slowly at first and how later
having inspired the conhdence of the
people In his home town he acquired
a large and paying practice. What
we are chiefly interested in, however,
is his political career.
In 1890 Ira B. Jones was elected
to the Legislature from Lancaster
County and it is evident that he was
widely known and that his ability
bad been recognized, for he was at
once made chairman of the Ways
and Means Committee of the House
and was later elected Its Speaker.
Those were stirring times, for the
great reform government had just
swept.over South Carolina and par
ty spirit ran high. Senator Tillman,
then Governor, was instituting many
needed reforms and Judge Jones, as
Speaker of the House, did efficient
service. Be it said to his credit.
however, that although the whole
State was aroused by political ani
mosities, Judge Jones so conducted
himself as to receive the hearty ap
Dlause of his friends and at the same
time, by his fairness, he won the re
spect and confidence of those who
had been his political opponents.
It came, therefore, as a natural re
ward for service that In 1896 he was
elected Associate Justice of the high
est Court in the State. It may be
mentioned In passing that his present
opponent in the race for Governor
seconded his nomination and voted
fox him for Associate Justice. Hav
ing served twelve years as Associate
~Justico, In 1909, upon the retirement
of Chief Justice Pope, Judge Jones
was elevated to the position of Chief
Justice, whichx is the highest judicial
position In the gift of the State.
It may be truthfully said that no
Judge in South Carolina in many
years has enjoyed greater reputation
both for ability and honesty than Ira
B. Jones. The same industry and
conscientious performance of duty
which was noticeable in him as a
young man had characterIzed his
work as a Judge.
He has been the recipient of hon
ors from his fellow men and the em
oluments of office, but thte satisfaction
of a hard day's work well done has
ever been his best reward.
Among the charges hurled at Judge
Jones by his political opponent is
that he has leaned to-ward corpora
tions. Suffice it to say that as attor-'
ney he never represented a corpora
tion and as a Judge he repeatedly up
held large verdicts against the cor
porations. In the case of Rhodes vs.
the Granby Cotton MIlls of Columbia.
be upheld a verdict of $8.000 in fav
or of Rhodes on the ground that
there was evidence that he had been
unjustly discharged an4 blacklisted.
by the cotton mills. The verdicts
which he sustained against the rail
roade would run up into the hun
dreds of thousands of dollars, there
being one verdict against the South
ern Railway Company for $25,000
and many others for large amounts.
He has never leaned either toward
o; against corporations, but his de
eisions and rulings have been what
those of every Judge should be-ust
and fair to all.
As Citizen, Lawyer, Legislator,
Judge and Chief Justice, Ira B. Jones
has "made good'". He hias lived an
upright moral lIfe; is a conscientious
member of the Associate Reformed
PresbyterIan church, is temperate in
hIs habits, and has measured up to
all the requirements of a true and
useful man. It should be remember
ed that this man who is now before
the people in the race for Governor
has never In his life been charged
with anything unbecoming the high
est and best citizen until his a~ppon
ent brought charges against him.
The absurdity of these charges en
best be shown by the fact that Cole
L. Blesse himself voted for Judge
Jones for United States Senator in
1909 with such men as F'rank B.
Gary, Legrand Walker, 3. L. Coker
and other high men. To try to make
South CarolinIans believe that this
man who has been their Judge be
lieves in social equality between the
r~ces is so evidently a trick to catch
votes as to need no exposure.
Ira 2. Jones is no political experi
ment, and as a Governor, he may be
eunted on to give the people the
same honest, faithful and intelligent
service which has always characteriz
ed his work in their behalf.
The youngest mother recorded in
Iowa medical hIstory is an eleven
year-old girl from near Davenport.I
who gave birth to a healthy S 1-2
pound child at the University hlspit-1
al Monday. The hospital authorities
did not make publIc lhe girl's name. <
Vote at Pacolet Mills.
The vote at Pacolet Mills in Spar
anburg County has been polled as far
as possible, and from present indica
tions will be as follows: Jones, 90;:
Blease, 81. The same precinct two
years ago gave Featherstone, 77;,
MANY SHOT TO DEATH ON MEXI
CAN RAILWAY TRAIN.
Fingers and Ears of Women Hacked
Off as Quickest Way to Get Their
A dispatch from Mexico City says
thirty-six soldiers and more than
twenty passengers were slaughtered
by Zapatastas Monday afternoon in a
canyon, one kilometer north of TIcu
man, 110 miles southwest of Mexico
City, when a passenger train, south
bound from Mexico City, was attack
ed from ambush.
Meager details, which did not
reach the city until Tuesday after
noon, Indicate that the savagery dis
played was not less, and perhaps
greater, than that which character
ized the massacre of troops and pas
sengers on a train between Cuernav
aca, and Mexico City on July 20. So
far as known Tuesday night only a
part of the train crew escaped.
The first story of the assault was
sent to M1exico City by Conductor
Marin and Collector Dominguez. who
although wounded, had managed to
make their way to Vautepee, twelve
miles away. They were forced to
steal through the Zapatista lines and
did not arrive at the telegraph sta
tion until Tuesday afternoon.
After the firing ceased the rebels
swarnaed down the hillside and set
fire to the three cars composing the
train. A few of the wounded had
crawled out onto the right-of-way.
thus escaping the fate of those nn
able to leave the cars. They were
burned, according to reports receiv
The leader of the rebels made ab
solutely no effort to restrain his men
from acts of brutality greater than
any that has yet marked the cam
paign in the South.
The wounded, pleading for their
lives, were struck down without pity,
and even looting was held In abey
ance until the slaughter was com
Not satisfied with robbing their
victims in ordinary manner, the fin
gers of men and women were chop
ped off with machetes in order that
the rings they wore might be more
quickly secured. Ornaments were
torn from the ears of the women and
pound child at the University hospit
Among the passengers were two
newspaper men, who were among the
killed. They were on their way to
interview Emiliano Zapata, the chief
of the rebels. One of these, H. L.
Strauss, a native of Uruguay, and
consular agent of his country in this
city, was employed at ene time on the
New York Herald. He was making
his trip into the Zapata territory as a
representative of El Imparcial. The
other correspondent was Ignacio Her
raras of El Pais.
SENATOR B. R. TILLMAN.
New Light on the Character of a
Man AN Honor.
The WaC!ngton Post says no finer
tribute could be paid to a statesman
than the one paid .by C. Leslie Rey
nolds, the new superintendent of the
National Botanic Garden, when he
said that Senator Benjamin R. Till
man of South Carolina is the best
posted man in national .life on the
subject of plants and shrubs.
If more statesmen could study na
ture as Ben Tillman has the world
would be a better place in which to
live. It was because he tried to get
closer to nature that Senator Tlllman
got closer to humanity. He came to
Washington with a gift of vitriolic
speech and a fighting spirit. At first
his attacks were none too kind, but
in time he learned from nature the
great truth that all men are brothers
and that the strong must lend a help
ing hand to the weak.
In the senate the other day Sena
tor Tillman spoke of the miracle of
his rescue from death by paralysis.
It was his own fine spirit that
wrought the miracle. His study of
plants and shrubs and flowers has
brought him to a calmer, saner view
Senator Tillman, according to
Supt. Reynolds, spends hundreds of
dollars yearly In experimenting with
new plants for hjis home in South
Carolina. Every dollar that he spends
in -this way brings big returns. There
are times when it seems that plants
and animals know much more of the
art of living than human being know.
It is profitable to study the tranquil
ity of the garden.
To many persons the Tillman of
the "pitchfork" may have seemed a
thrilling figure: but to those who
know the Tillman of to-day his view
of life is broader, his spirit finer,
and his character nobler. The gar
den to which Senator Tillman gives
his leisure time has aided him in giv
ing better sea-vice to his state and has
undoubtedly renewed his grip on life.
Becoming a hortIculturist, he has be
conme a greater statesman. And it is
to be hoped, and expected, that many
years of usefulness are before him.
Makes Himself a Voter.
The Governor has granted a par
don for the purpose of restoring cit
zenship to J. William Holman, con
victed at Orangeburg in May, 1903,
of breach of trust and sentenced to
three years' Imprisonment. Since as
siming office the Governor has exer
cised clemency in 376 cases.
Hailstones Kill Child.
Caught out in a fearful hailstorm
which swept over Sheridan county,
Wyo., and Southern .tosebud county,
Mant., the three-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. :3f. Walsh, ranchers on
Rat creek, was so severely pelted by
ce while playing in the yard. that
Swallowed Eighty Dollars.
Robert Arney, a marine from the
Fort Mifflin Barracks near Philadel
phia, has four $20 bills some Place
[n his system, but he is unable to
get them. Arney saved the SSO from
i hold-up man by swallowing the
bills. The footpad was captured lat
-and held in bail for court.
Opposed Roosevelt and Died.
Dr. J. A. Hatch. a prominent citi
zen of Victoria, Tex., and former con
gressman of OhIo. dropped dead
while attending the Republican coun
ty convention. Dr. Hatch had just
concluded an address against a res
lton indorsing Roosevelt for pres
Fireman Taken for Burular.
Thomas Devlin, a member of the1
re department in Springfield. Ill., is
n the hospital wIth a bullet in bis
lead, fired by C. B. Watts, who mis
ook Devlin for a robber. Tbc fire
nen entered the wrong house while
oming home early in the morning.
Hair Turned White in a Jiffy.
John Lentz of Seven Points, Pa.,
vas struck by a passenger train near
il home and hurled thIrty feet
:hrough the aIr. When struck his
air was black. When he landed It
was white. One of his horses was
OLD VETS iOME ROW
OLD SOLDIERS CLAIM THE RIGHT
TO VOTE FOR THE
MAM OF THEIR CHOICE
One of the Old Veterans Charges That
He Was Told That If He Failed to
Vote for Governor Blease He
Would Be Discharged From the In
Old soldiers quartered there and
the officials of the Confederate Home
are busy writing to the papers ex
plaining the pros and cons of the re
cent difficulty resulting in the whole
State being aroused over the situa
tion; fierce resentment being express
ed at what is sail to have been a
"hint" to one of the old soldiers that,
unless he voted for Blease, he would
be discharged; the suspension of a
Veteran from Lancaster County, the
home of Judge Jones, for thirty days,
and the charge by Mr. John J. MeMa
han that the chairman of the board,
Major Richardson, in allowing him
self salary Is violating the law.
The controversy begun over the
publication of a statement coming
from an old soldier to the effect that
an employee of the Home, Edward
Jones, a supporter of Judge Ira B..
viaes, for Governor, had been given
*a "hint" by Major H. W. Richardson,
the chairman of the board, that un
less he votpd for Governor Blease he
would be "fired". The matter was
aired in the press and Major Rich
ardson denied any attempt at coerc
ing the old soldiers or attempting to
influence them to vote for Blease. It
seems that Major Richardson made
a speech to this effect at the Home
and denied Veteran Massey the right
to reply, at least that is the charge.
Subsequently more charges and de
nials passed and then Veteran Massey
was suspended from the Rome for
thirty days on the charge of being
drunk, and in a card Major Richard
son stated that he had a petition
signed by a number of the Veterans
-sking that lassey be barred from
the old Soldiers Home.
It should have been stated that
Mafor Richardson is an ardent sup
porter of Governor Blease. Former
Representative J. J. McMahan, who
is running for the Legislature in this
county, wrote a letter to the press
in which he stated that the records
showed that Major Richardson had
been drawing a salary and pointed
out that the Act creating the Home
allowed the members of the board no
salary. He called for light. In his
reply Major Richardson stated that
he had drawn the salary as treasur
e: of the Home, saying, "As chairman
I draw no salary. The money I earn
is for my services as treasurer, book
keeper and general manager."
The last card was signed by thirty
of the old soldiers at the Home and
declared that they have no knowl
edge of the petition which Major
Richardson says he holds from a
Inumber of them asking for the per
manent discharge of Veteran Massey.
The whole matter has caused Intense
interest throughout the State and
the people are stirred -up over it. It
,s said that out of about sixty odd
soldiers who reside at the Home all
favor Jones but about sin.
What Richardson Says.
In his statement Major Richard
son says: "For nearly a year I have
served the Confederate Home with-.
oue one cent of remuneration. On
December 1, 1911, I resigned as
chairman of the board, my personal
business requiring my time, but still
having the interest of the old soldiers
at heart, went before the finance
committee of the Senate, accompan
ied by Dr. Butler, the night before
the Legislature adjourned, and show
ed by actual figures the needs of the
The patriotic gentleman, chairman
of the finance committee of the Sen
ate. heartily agreed with me that the
appropriation should be Increased,
and It was increased from $14,000 to
$20,000. Then on March 11, 1912,
I was called back by the Governor to
the board meeting, and was unani
mously elected chairman and treas
urer and voted a salary under bond.
My time ever since has been given
to the home. I audit all the ac
counts, keep the books, give out all
contracts, and am responsible by or
der of the board for the management
of the funds and the Confederate In
"As chairman, I draw no salary.
The money I earn Is for my services
as treasurer, bookkeeper and general
manager. As to the legality of my
salary and Dr. Butler's, we presume
the Comptroller-General, vbo has so
ably conducted his office for years
and disburses the funds for every
paid official of the State, knows his
The signed statement from the old
We. the undersigned, inmates of
the Confederate Home: seeing In to
day's issue of the State newspapers a
statement made by Major Richardson
that he now holds a petition from
mary of the Inmates of the Home de
claring that Massey Is not a fit in
mate of the Home and asking for his
permanent discharge. We, the un
dersigned. declare most positively
that we have no knowledge of any
(Signed) Win. H. Vogel. S. Boi
neaus. E. Blackmon, Dwight Wes
coat. N. W. Jones, J. W. Willson, W.
H. Williamson, J. H. Williamson, I.
WV. Byrd, Isaac Gregory, J. E. Bush,
Asa Turbeville, W. W. Edwards, J.
W. James, H. 'M. Fornter, W. C. Per
ry, H. Boineau, S. D. Boland, C. C.
Horton Sr., J. T. INays, F. M. Car
ter. W. C. Cameron, I. T. Gregory, D.
V. Morgan. J. V. Bryce, J. V. Young,
J. A. Lomax, L. B. Culler, J. Gideon,
L. P. Collier.
Majior Richardson draws $1,200
per year and Dr. Butler $600 per
year. Both Richardson and Butler
are strong anti-Tillmnan men, but are
strong for Blease. The latter is a
son of Gen. M. C. Butler, whom Sen
ator Tillman defeated for the Senate.
Al! About a Kiss.
Some amusing things happen at
the ca-..paign meetings. At Gaffncy
a little girl carried un a bunch of
flowers to Governor Blease, he took
her up and kissed her, and be'gan to
speak of the innocence of childhood
and the kiss the little girl had given
him, when some fellow in the au
dience yelled to the Governor to cut
it out, as the little girl did not know
any better. The Governor got mad
and Invited the intruder to meet him
up town after the meeting and settle
the matter. The fellow said there.
was no reason to wait to go up town.
a.; he was ready to settle it there and
then. The matter is still unsettled.
Father's Fall Kills Child.
Abraham.Ansel fell down stairs in
his home Tn Lancaster, Pa., while
carrying his twenty-month-old child.
His full weight landed on the in
fant's head and crushed its skull. It
dia in a short time.
SEVEN DIE IN CHAIRI
ALL OF THE VICTLMS WERB EX]
CUTBD FOR MURDER.
Sir Were Italians and One a Neg
and They All Met Their Fa1
Seven murderers were electrocutA
in New York Sing Sing prison Moi
day morning. This is the large
number of criminals to suffer tl
death penalty by electricity on at
one day since the electric chair w,
adopted as a method of capital pui
ishment. The six Italians and o
negro executed Monday mornir
went to their deaths quietly. Ti
wardens work was accomplish(
within an hour and sixteen minute
The condemned were put to death
the following order:
John W. Colins, Lorenzo Call, Sa;
atore Demarco, Filepo Demarco, A
gelo Giusto, Vicenso Cona, and Jo
Prison guards expected that Fe
rone might put up a fight on his we
to the execution chamber, but I
walked meekly to the chair.
Cona fainted as the straps were b
ing adjusted about the body. TI
cap was fixed quickly and the leth;
current sent through his body.
All the prisoners, with the exec
tion of Colins, walked into the deal
chamber protesting their innocence
Colins cme in smilingly and seet
ingly happy. He did not deny h
guilt. He prayed on his knees at tl
chair for a minute before he was e:
Giusto, Cona, Cali and the two D
marcep were convicted of the murdi
o' Mrs. Mary Hall in a lonely fart
house at Griffin's Corner, in Wes
chester county, on November 9, 191
Znaza, the sixth mcmber of the bat
of assassins, was electrocuted July
after he had confessed in a letter
Governor Dix that he had stabbf
Mrs. Hall to death.
The others were convicted as pa
ticipants in the crime. The m(
gained access to the house on ti
pretext of buying milk.
Colins, who was a young Floric
negro, killed Michael Lynch, a Ne
York city policeman, on the mornir
of July 1, 1911.
GASOLINE ENGINE TROUBLES
Some Remedies Suggested by Cler
son College On The Subject.
There are many farmers over th
county who have gasoline engin,
to use, either to furnish lights, pun
water, or run some farm machiner
The Clemson College authorities ha'
lately issued a Bulletin, entitli
"Some Gasoline Engine Diseases at
Their Remedies," which we produ<
for the benefit of those who hal
gasoline engines. The article fc
When a gasoline engine that
known to have carried a load refus<
to do so again we should not co:
demn the machine as a whole, bi
sho-uld understand that prodadly or
small thing is out of order, and v
should search for and repair th
trouble. The best general treatme:
for the diseases of the gasoline el
gine is to make free use of the pri
verbial ounce of provention in tI
form of gasoline, good cylinder oil,
gcod battery, a good wiping rag, at
a frequent close inspection of a
bearings and working parts. Soul
Carolina has no law regulating tI
Quality of gasoline offered for sal
and the farmer must sometimes a
cept inferior gasoline or do withou
The low grade gasoline contal
cheaper, less volatile oils, and do n<
vaporize -easily, depecially in co:
weather. Pouring hot water in tl
carburetor will help to get the engix
started in case there is this troubi
and the heat from the engine itse
will usually vaporize the gasolit
after the engine warms up.
If gasoline contains water it me
be remove by straining through
piece of very fine wire cloth(
throgh a piece of chamois skin.
Regarding cylinder oil, on accout
of the very high temperture of tI
intertior of the gasoline engine cylii
der a special oil having a high burn
cylinder. Ordinary machine oil o
de~ steam engine cylinder oil shoul
never be used as the heat of the gast
line engine cylinder chars these oi:
cylinder hith a deposit of carbon the
soon prevents contact in the spark<
an d stops ignition.
The writer has in the case of on
gasoline engine which was in exce
lent condition being discarded by th
,perator, on the ground that it coul
not be depended upon, when the on]
trouble was that the operator. despit
repeated advice to the contrary, it
sisted on filling the lnbricator wit
any oil that black and thick. TUse
good grade of gasoline cylinder o
aned not more of it than the mani
facturer's directions call ofr.
If Ignition is by means of a batter
one secret of a successful operatio
is to know your battery. Every gas<
line engine operator should have
battery ammeter which may b
bought for small sum, and with thi
the battery should be tested frequeni
ly. A good quality of dry cell suits
ble for ignition shonld read frox
twenty-five to thirty amperes whe:
new, and a cell should be throw:
away when it will read lower tha:
One dead cell in a battery greatl
reduces its power and should be re
placed as soon as discovered.
Battery connections should be es
amined frequently, as they are ver;
disposed to work loose, especially I
:he battery box is subject to an:
A source of trouble In gasoline en
;ine operation Is the occurence of th
spark at the wrong time. When th,
spark occurs in the cylinder the gase
>us charge is ignited and burns ver
rapidly, producing the pressure i:
he cylinder. Since a small amoun
>t time is required for the max!
Liter the ignition to occur slightl:
1efore the piston reaches the end o
be conmpression stroke in order tha
lie piston may be started on thi
working stroke with the gr'ea.tes
Iressure t'cting on it.
If the ignitIon occurs any after the
~nd of the compression stroke, a ver:
~reat loss of power results. Whet
t Is necessary to change the time o:
;nition it can best be done by trial
he adjustment being made to pro
!uce the greatest power in the en
tine. This is very easilly dudget
.fter a little practice.
Regulation of the gasoline valve it
he carburetor will vary with differ
nt atmospheric conditions, and
hould always beset to secure great
PROTESTED INNOCENCE IN THE
FACE Of DEATH
eHIS HYINi STATEMENT
M- Alexander Weldon, Colored, Convict.
.e ed of Brutally Murdering a White
M Nian in Florence County, Was Elec.
- trocuted at Columbia Last Tues.
g day for His Crime.
d Alex Weldon, the Florence county
negro, was electrocuted at the State
a penitentiary Tuesday morning ai
11:15 o'clock, for the murder of Eli
7.. hu Moye. Before the current was
y. turned on, and when he was seated
. in the electric chair, he talked freely
and bitterly and pleadingly denied
. that he was guilty. He said that he
y was being sent to his death for a
e crime about which he knew nothing,
He was brought into the electrocu
tion chamber 11:03 o'clock, and plac
ed in the chaar by two guards. The
current was turned on by J. C. Rob
bins, one of the guards at the peni.
. tentiary, and the negro was pro
h nounced dead at 11:17, after twc
charges of 1,950 volts had been seni
. through his body. The first curreni
s was turned on for' one minute and
e ten seconds. His body was greatly
. contorted while the current was on.
The required number of witnesse
a- were present, being admitted b3
ir cards and a number of citizens fro=
i- Florence county were in the group
t- including T. A. Moye, brother of Eli
L. hu Moye, who was murdered. The
.d body of the negro will be buried Ir
8, the State penitentiary cemetery.
o Th. warrant of execution was reac
d to Weldon Tuesday morning at 9:3C
o'clock. During the morning, the
r- service was held with Weldon b3
n Richard Carroll. At -the service thE
Le negro declared he was innocent, anc
that he knew nothing of the crime
a The negro shaking and trembling
W from head to foot was led by twc
g guards from the death cell which hE
has, occupied for several d.ys to thE
electrocution chamber. He sat dowr
in the chair without resistance. Twc
guards were standing in front of thE
1. chair, and the straps on his ankles
arms, and body were quickly adjust
ed. The State electrician, after dip.
pir.g the metal cap in salt water
Is -placed it on the head of Weldon.
IS This seemed to cause him to loose hi!
.p nerve and he began to mutter: "]
want to talk, I want to talk! " dapt
e D. J. Griffith was present, and order
ed that the cap be removed, so thal
d he negro might talk freely.
With a trembling voice, the negrc
said that he was innocent. "I wan1
'e to tell you what I can about thE
- thing. I want to tell you exactly al
I know. I am in this electric chai
Is nut for what I done, but for whal
s somebody else done. I swear I didn'1
. know that Mr. Moye had been kille
it until the next morning. I want rc
tell : iu that it was not my rault th-V
e he was killed. I am about to go tc
e eternity, and I have made peace witl
is my God. Facing eternity, I woul,.
it not dare tell a lie, for I know, anc
1- you know that nothing can save mi
,.. frcm death in this chair. A lie no's
would_ do me no good; it is too late
and, knowing that I am facing eter
a nity, I could not go there with a liE
d on my lips.''
11 Here the negro almost broke down
h IH called for T. A. Moye, a brothei
.e of Eiihu .Moye, who was murdered
5, iMr. Moye, I feel sorry for you, and
SI feel ,sorry for myself. I will soor
t.me with Elihu Moye, because I ba.
a lieve he is in heaven, and I am go
ing there. I could not tell you a lie;
tyour brother was the best friend thal
d I ever had in the world. If I could
*e tell you all about this -murder,]
.e would do it; but I can't. If I coulc
3, give you ease from your trouble:
if mind, because of your brother'!
.e death, I would do it. Mr. Moye, yot
know it is no need for me to lie now
The first time that I knew that Mr.
*Moye was killed was the next morn
a ing. I was in my house that night
r with three other people, and wE
heard the shot fired that killed Mr.
eThe negro then called for several
Snegro ministers who were present,
and asked that they see to it that his
Sbody be given a proper burial. HE
[then called for Corporal Wilson of
d the penitentiary, and thanked him
ffor the kindness as shown while hE
s was a prisoner there. The cap was
t then adjusted on his head, and at
r 11:15 o'clock the current was turn
ed on. He died muttering a prayer.
Alex Weldon was convicted in
e Florence county on October 28, 1910,
-on the charge of killing Elihu Moye,
e a well-to-do planter of that county.
d Clarence Ham and William Burriss,
y two negroes were convicted at the
e same time and for the same crime.
_It was'charged that Weldon and Bur
riss committed the crime, while Ham
stood guard. Ham was hanged in
a Florence county In November. 1910.
.1 and while on the scaffold confessed
that he had watched the house while
the other two negroes committed the
act. Burriss was confined in the
State penitentiary for several months
pending an appeal to the Supreme
Court. He died several weeks ago.
a Elih-u Moye was alone in his home
e when the act was committed. and the
s general belief was that robbery was
-the intent of the negroes.
_ There are three prisoners confined
in the death cell at the State peni
tentiary. Isiah Butler. who was con
Svicted in Charleston county was sen
I tenced to death, was to have been
1 electrocuted yesterday. He was
granted a respite by the Governor un
~til August 30, -upon petition of the
o .cials of the penitentiary. It is
said that a petition is being circulat
ed for his sentence to be commuted
- to life imprisonment.
fDoes Very Little Good.
rIn event of the Steel Trust being
dissolved it will not be wise to ex
-pect very much to accrue to the ben
Sefit of the public. As a matter of
Ssentiment and on general principles
-most people hope dissolution may be
rordered. -Also there is always the
1 hope that something better may be
Saccomplished next time. But, jugd
.ing from the results following the
-dissolution of the Standard Oil and
other trusts there is not much pros
pect, as the Sherman Act now stands,
t!hat dissolution will be of very great
pablic advantage. With an ability
and genius worthy of a better cause
the oilicials or the very corporations
already dissolved have seemed to
flourish on dissolution. Still it is a
long la?'e that has no turning and~
perhaps the turn is almost reached.
Fr'tune Awaits 3Missing Man.
Application has been made by the
relatives of William Freed. formerly
of Philadelphia, to have him declar
ed legally dead. He disappeared in
18G3 and has not been heard from
since. A fortune of several thousand
dollars, left by his father, awaits the.
TURNED THEM LOOSE
NO REQUISTION WAS ASKED BY
Several South Caroffna Murderers
Were Set Free in Savannah on
The Savannah press runs a story
saying several murderers wanted in
South Carolina have benn released
from custody in Savannah on hab
eas corpus proceedings because Gov
ernor Blease had not requested re
ouisition. The sheriff of Beaufort
count was present at the Savannah
hearing and declared the governor's
ffice was asked a wwek ago to issue
the requisition papers. At any rate
according to the Savannah paper the
murderers are now at liberty.
The following is form the Savannah
Press: Not knowing whether Gov
ernor Cole L. Blease of South Caroli
na will issue requisition papers for
men caught in Georgia and wanted in
the Sister stae caused Judge Walter
G. Charlton, in the Superior court
this morning to release two men who
aer charged with murder. A third
prisoner will be held until Saturday.
,The night of July 29 there was a
general fight on the steamer Planter,
which carried a crowd of negro ex
cursionists down the river. While
in Carolina warters John James was
shot and killed. Returning to Sa
vannah, four men were placed under
arrest, in the case-John Gillstrap,
Henry and Charlie "Rc~inson jand
Argument for therelease of the
men was made by Col. Golding and
Mr. Leo A. Morrissy, representing the
State made an eloquent plea tha.t
they be held, SheriffMetear of Beau
fort county, was in court and stated
that the solicitor of the Beaufort dis
trict requested Governor Blease for
papers over a week ago.
Judge Charlton said he had no
rigut to hold the men. Over two
weeks had elapsed, he said and no
ntimation has been made by the gov
ernor that he even intends sending
the papers, and Judge Charlton de
clared that he could not hold men
indefinitely, just because Governor
Blease was busy campaigning and did
not take the time to fil out and send
the papers even if it was his inten
tion to send them.
Concluding Judge Charlton stated
he did not believe that Governor
Blease would honor any requistion
papers sent to him by Georgia, nor
did he think Governor Blease would
send papers into Georgia asking that
prisoners be returned to Carolina
The local authorities, Sheriff McTeer
and the solicitor were comended by
Judge Charlton for the work in cat
ching and holding the men.
Judge Charlton devyared that he
would hold Robinson until Saturday
ana the others were released. Judge
Charlton said that nothing had been
heard from Governor Blease as to
whether he Intended sending the pa
pers and that two months from the
present time the argument that the
papers might be on the way could be
put up, but owing to the gravity of
the offence, he would hold Robinson
THREAT MADE GOOD.
Confederate Veteran Suspended at
Some time ago we published an ar
ticle about an incident at the Confed
erate Home in which Mr. Samuel F.
Massey, charged that the employees
of the Home were being forced to
vote for Blease through a threat of
removal. Mr. Massey has been sus
pended for 30 days. The charges
preferred against Mr. Massey are in
subordination, breach of rules,
drunkenness and insulting a member
of the board of commissioners.
Mr. Massey says that he was not cited
to appear before any members of the
board and that only two members of
the board were present, Mr. Richard
son and Dr. F. W. P. Butler.
He received the following commun
"Columbia, S. C., August 7, 1912.
"J. P. Caldwell, Superintendent CJon
"Sir: You are hereby ordered to
sujspend Samuel F. Massey, an inmate
of the Confederate Infirmary for 30
days. Charges: Insubordination,
breach of rules, drunkenness and in
sulting a member of the board of
(Signed) " H. W. Richardson,
"Chairman and Treasurer."
"Soldiers' Home, August 7, 1912.
"To Samuel F. Massey. In obe
dience to the above order you are
hereby suspended from the Confed
erate Infirmary for the space of 30
(Signed) "J. P. Caldwell,
The trouble ending In the suspen
sion of 'Massey had its beginning
when Maj. Richardson, chairman of
beard of commissioners and a salar
ied officer, appointee of Gov. B.leases
told Edward J. Jones, a Confederate
veteran, but not an Inmate of the
Soldiers' Home, that he could not
hold his job as hospital steward at
the Home if he did not bestir himself
in behalf of Blease. Massey heard
of the threat, and understood that it
applied to all employees whether In
mates of the home or not, and so re
ported it. Later, Maj. Richardson,
In a talk to all employees, denied that
he referred to all employees.
'Mr. Massey was not then allowed
a hearing, and made a statement in
the newspapers. He did not regard
Maj. Richardson's admonition not to
use his name, and his suspension is
the final result.
Massey's Record as Veteran.
Mr. Massey was a member of Co.
A, Second Batallion, cavalry, under
Capt. Jas. P. Adams, of Richland
county. He was afterwards in Co.
, Fourth South Carolina cavalry,
ommanded by Col Rutledge, and was
under Capt. J. C. Foster. He was
wounded at Trevillion station but
went through the battle anyhow. He
is from Lancaster county.
TERRIBLE MASSACRE REPORTED
urks Said to Have Butchered Wo
men and Chilfren.
A cable gram from Cettinge, Man
enegro, says terrihle reports were
aining a circulation in the capital
f another niassacre o fChristains
y Mohammedans in Albania.
A band of Mohammedan Arnauts
otfported by Turkish troops. Friday
racked a section of the Chirisrain pop
lation in the B3erana district of Al
ania, which is one of the Monte
A fierce fight ensuied and women
nd children are reported to have
een murdered by wholesale. Many
irls were made captive and carried
fr by Mohamamedans.
A large number of Christains and
heir families have fled the territory
nd taken refuge in Montenegro.
The nov enent has ordered the
niniste'r of war. Gen Vukotics, to
roceed to the frontier and personally
o take charge of the situation in
WILL SHOW FUND
JONES SCORES A HIT IN REPLY
ING A SILLY CHIARGE
OFTEN MADE BY BLEASF
Blease Taken Out of His Room to
Let People See He Was Not Drunk.
--Near-Fight Between Lyon and Ev
ands is Most Exciting Feature of
Judge Jones at the campaign meet
ing at Abbeville Friday, declared
most emphatically that not one cent
had been put in his pockets by cor
porations to assist him in his cam
paign for Governor, and that he was
paying his own expenses. Thus has
the question frequently asked by
Governor Blease been . answered.
Judge Jones declared he wanted a
clean election ana proposed to obey
the letter of the law governing cam
paign expenses, and would file his
statement at the proper time.
Judge Jones while in Abbeville was
the guest of -Chief Justice Eugene B.
Gary. Another near fight between
Attorney-General Lyon and Mr. B. B.
Evans created some excitement, but
-he prompt intervention of officers
and by-standers prevented a person
al encounter, although bith of the
belligerents appeared in the humor
for a "scrop", and many in the
crowd were disappointed when they
failed to come together.
For Attorney-General Messrs. Pee
ples and Earle spoke about in their
usual vein. Mr. Evans, it seemed.
was at first somewhat cautious in his
language, referring to 0ir. Lyon, but,
evidently encouraged by some shouts
of approval, gradually opened up in
characteristic fashion. Mr. Evans
again ridiculed Mr. Lyon's claims to
being a lawyer. He asked if anybody
in Abbeville County had ever entrust
ed an important case to his opponent.
Mr. Evans said he hated to accuse
anybody of stealing, but that Mr.
Lyon was not a poor man, and de
clared that he (Lyon) has recently
sold a piece of property in Columbia
for $7,500, although his salary was
but $1,900 a year. Replying to some
remark from the crowd, Evans de
clared he was not afraid of Lyon, say
ing "it takes two to make a shoot
ing match, and if he can shoot any
quicker than I can I am his mea.t,
but if he don't both of us will go
Mr. Lyon began by denouncing Mr.
Evans, at whom he pointed his flun
ger, and declared it was very dis
agreeable to be in a campaign with a
"dirty liar like that". Evans was
sitting within arm's length of the
speaker, who declared that his op
ponent could flaunt his bravery but
the people of Saluda and others
"know he's a dirty liar". Mr. Lyon
said he had been taunted for employ
ing a Georgia lawyer. "Old Tom Fel
der," again chimed in Josh Ashley.
"Yes, and what's the matter with
you and yuur kind is that Felder
caught the grafters and that's ,what
you don't like," retorted the Attor
The excitement came when ~Mr.
Evans attempted to make a categor
ial reply. Mr. Lyon warned the
chairman he would resent any insult
Evans might offer. "I have denied
seriatim the charge of this dirty
fraud, whom I. have denounced all
over the State an infamous liar,"
began Evans, whose words were cut
short by tne advance of th'e Attor
ney-General with clenched fists. Ev
ans assumed a waiting attitude. The
chairman grabbed Mr. Lyon. Police
man Bl'uce Mr. Evans, while the
mayor and several citizens rushed
upon the stand. By force of super
ior numbers the would-be combat
ants were kept apart. Mr. Evans
made another attempt to reply. but
the crowd was in no huarnor to listen,
so he gave it up and the Incident was
Governor Blease described his ar
rival in Abbeville, saying he was met
at the depot by Messrs. Win. N. Gray
don, Wmn. P. Greene, and others.
Later, said the Governor, among
those who called at his room in the
hotel were Chief Justice Gary. Ex
Sheriff F. WV. R. Nance, Senator
Moore, Senator Earle and Represen
tative Peeples, the last two candi
dates for Attorney-General. The
Governor said Mr. Nance wanted him
to go out on the streets, insisted on
his doing so, but gave no reason for
the urgent request. The Governor
said he did not go, but later learned
that the ex-sheriff's object was to
prove false alleged reports that he
(the Governor) was in his room
drunk. "lit's a lie,; not so," came
from the crowd. "Another Jones
lie nailed." said the Governor. Mr.
W. R. Richey Sr.. of Laurens, sub
stantiated tihe Governor's statement
that he (Mr. Richey) and his son
were not supporting tne Governor
with a view to obtaining a pardon
for R. A. Richey, who is serving a
term in the Penitentiary, having been
convictedl of mistreating a white girl
under fourteen years of age. In this
the Governor claimed he had nailed
still another "Jones lie". R. A. Rich
ey is a brother of W. R. Richey Sr.,
who is a prominent 'attorney of Lau
"Never did, it's a lie." came from
Josh Ashley when the Governor ask
ed him to .corroborate his (Blease's)
denial that he had promised Ashley
to pardon Pearmnan, who killed
Nance in that county, and according
to the Governor, "Jones lie" No. 3
had been put where it would do no
harm. The Governor paid his re
spects to the local papers, the Med
ium and the Press and Banfner, call
ing them "two by four sheets," "me
toos." and the like.
The Governor read a letter from
E. A. Newman, of a Camdlen mill "il
lage, saying Charles D. Jones. "gave
Archie Vincent, of Heath Springs,
$50 to work for votes for his father
till August 27.
"Best Governor South Carolina ev
er had," once more broke in Josh
Ashley. The Governor, in warning
is supporters of an alleged plot to
count him out and warning them to
atch th. polls closely, took a shot
t Democratic State Chairman John<
ary Evans. to whom he referred as<
"the biggest scoundrel they .'ould 1
get for chairman to rob you. They'
ay they are going to steal the tick
ets and have a shortage." Gove-n- 1
r Blease was roundly applauded as
Judge Jones, introduced in the '
pera House. was greeted with pr.,
onged cheers. His speech was given
'lose attention and was frequently
unctuated with applause, as the
peaker would drive home some fact
r refute a charge.
Judge JTon/s rebuked Governor
11ease for a "breach of hospitality" '':
n heralding the fact that Chief Jur- t
ice Gary had called at his (the Gov- c
rnor's) room, the speaker declaring 5
t merely a courtesy from one high c
of!!cial to another The Governor lh
CAUSEU BY CATTE TICK
ENORMOUS LOSS OF HUNDRED
MTLIJON TO THE SOUTH.
Bureau of Animal Industry Doing
Much in an Effort to Eradicate the
Although the South, the "garden
spot of the world," was never more
prosperous nor was the outlook for
3ontinued prosperity with good prices
for cotton, corn and all staple crops
ever better, that section is losing ev
ary year, by accurate computation be
tween $40,000,000 and $100,000;
000 through one source alone-the
rexas fever tick. That these figures
are correct there is no doubt. They
are taken from the reports at the de
partment of agriculture, and if there
is error anywhere it is because all
losses have not been reported.
H. W. Graybill, assistant zoologist
in the bureau of animal industry, de
partment of agriculture at Washing
ton, spoke interestingly regarding
the work of the department and what
the farmers of the south should do to
cut down this big annual loss.
"The eradication of the cattle tick
from the southern states," Mr. Gray
bill said, "is a problem of prime im
portance to the agricultural interests
of that section. The elimination of
the tick would give a tremendous im
ulse to the cattle and dairy interests,
place southern agriculture on a more
scientific basis, and, as a consequence
give a greater measure of prosperity
to the south as a whole. Although
the extermination of the tick would
bo the greatest benefit to those states
in which the tick now occurs, the
benefits resulting therefrom would
not be confined to them, but would
be enjoyed to a greater or less ex
tent by the rest of the country, in
consequence of which the problem be
comes, to a certain degree, one of na
"During the past six years the bu
reau of animal industry. has been
conducting tick eradication work in
all of the states of the infested re
gion except one, In co-operation with
the state authorities. During this
time 162_648 square miles have been
rendered free of ticks and relieved
from the restrictions placed on in
fested territory by the national quar
antine measures against splenetic
fever, and in a considerable addition
al area the work of eradication Is
well under way. The area which has
been rendered free exceeds the com
bined areas of the states of Georgia,
Alabama, and Mississippi.
"As generally known, there are va
rious kinds of species of ticks occur
ring on cattle in the Southern states,
but the one that chiefly concerns us
here is the much-dreaded "cattle" or
"Texas" fever tick. It is the one
most freqgently found on cattle, is
much more abundant than the other
species, and is naturally, the one to
be most feared because of the enor
mous damages resulting from its
ravages. When the losses occasion
d by this parasite are once thorough
ly understood by stockmen and farm
ers there will be little need for fur
ther argument on the question of tick
eradication. It is hardly necessary to
emphasize the fact that the tick Is
something more than a simple blood
sucking parasite, it being the carrier
of a dangerous micro-organism, or
germ, which it transmits to the blood
of cattle, thus causing the "Texas
fever" just mentioned.
"The south needs more and better
live stocit and larg'er and better dairy
industry, and these objects would
both be greatly promoted by the de
struction of the tick. Furthermore,
the increased production of live stock
by reason of its important bearing In
maintaining and improving the fertil
ity of the soil, would be of Indistinct
benefit by increasing the yield of field
crops, and an incidental, though im
portant advantage of stock raising
and dairying, would be found In the
distribution of the farmer's income
throughout the year, enabling hiin to
live strictly on a cash basis at all
times. It can thus be seen that the
benefits which woild accrue to south
ern agriculture from the extermina
tion of the Texas tick would be very
great and far-reaching."
Mr. Graybill is most enthusiastic
over the possibilities possessed by
some of the southern states, especial
ly Georgia and the Carolinas, for
larger stock raising. Everything, he
says, is there to make such ventures
successful except the complete eradi
cation of the tick, and that Is a very
relations between Judge Jones and
Chief Justice Gary were not any too
cordial, the speaker declared that his
successor in the State's highest ju
dicial position is "now the best
friend I have in South Carolina."
-"Governor 'Blease said Chief J'us
ice Gary is a better man than I, and
I heartily concur In that." said Judge
Jones, who further declared that he
and Justice Gary had been friends
from boyhood and when he beate me
for Ossociate Justice we ran and
ended as friends, and when I ran
against him for Chief Justice, the
race was a friendly one," continued
When the speaker asked what ele
vating though had been suggested
by Governor Blease's speech, and de
eared it was nothing but malice.
slander, dirt and cituperation, a
voice in the crowd said: "Mr. Jones,
ou 'caused It all."
"I have not caused it all," Judge
ones promptly sent bacg, declaring
de had always fought rafr, had not
struck below the .belt and only at
:acked Governor Blease's official rec
3rd, which everybody, he said, had a
right to criticise. Judge Jones declar
ad It was perfectly proper for Gov
rnor Bdease to refer to his public
Judge Jones' statement that Dr. P.
B. Carwile voted with him against
separate coaches, brought down the
louse. Dr. Carwile is one of the
overnor's warmest supporters in
Abbeville County. and is a candidate
~or the House on the Blease ticket.
"I1 just want to tell Dr. Carwile
3overnor Blease says he's a nigger
over because he voted against sep
rate coaches." said Judge Jones,
'and remember Carwile is in the
Judge Frank B. Gary, Messrs. T.
L. Graham, J. T. Rooertson, J. E.
~odd and R. E. Hill, the latter now
aster of Abbeville county, were
th'ers whom Judge Jones declared
pposed separate coaches to which
e added the Hon. Day Magill,
now Lieutenant Governor of Green
cod County," but formerly a mem
er of the House from Abbeville.
Judge Jones said there were, "Not
lany fools in Abbeville County, who
an be fooled by any such rot."
udge Jones made his usual strong
lea for law and order and closed
mid thunderous applause. Judge
ones received four bouquets and
~overnor Blease one.
Pirate Ply on Lake Ontario.
A pirate craft Is believed to be ply
1g the waters of Lake Ontario and
) be responsible for raids on scores
f cottages on the New York lake
iore. Those who have seen the
raft say- It Is a long, low drab
Lunch with a powerful gasoline en.