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JUDGE IRA B. JONES
ON VICTORY'S CREST
(Continued from Page Four.)
him. "And look at the delegation they
f'ttt to Baltimore; went up there
tin' for a corporation man (Wilson)
.mat's licked to a frazzle, and now
they aro looking uround for a men
they .can get some political pap out
of. They wouldn't take the advice
of Homebody with some political sense
'' and support somebody who could be
elected." It is recalled that Governor
Blease Is a strong Harmon supporter.
- N Complimenting the hospitality of
Georgetown, the governor mentioned
his recent visit there, when, he said,
?ey treated him so well. "And", re
^rked Governor Blease, "If you keep
l treating me that way I think may
be I'll move to your flno city, for I
like a community that don't let me
run dry and keeps one well fed."
Blease (tote Banquet.
Ab Governor Blease took his seat,
hls friends cheering long and lustily,
he was presented with a handsome
bouquet of flowers. Advancing to the
front of the platform again, Governor
Blease said: "These bowers have been
presented me in behalf of the majori
ty of the good ladies of Georgetown.
1 want to thank them from the bot
of my heart and to say that T
> shall always love and protect every
one of them."
As usual the larger part of tho
crowd left' when John T. Duncan be
gan to speak, but re-assembled whon
Judge Ira B. Jones was introduced.
Quick Itctorts from Jones.
Judge Joues was grettcd with mix
ed cheers and hurrahs for Blease.
One young man in the audience vouch
safed the prediction: "Oh, you're not
in the race."
"And you can't vote," retorted tho
speaker; "you are not old enough,"
When Judge Jones took the stand
there was a perceptible movement
among the men who wore the Blease
streamers to congregated close to tho
platform directly In front of tho
speaker. They lost no tlce in reveal
ing their intention of howling him
down; or, interrupting him with such
frequency as to reder Ineffective the
argumcta he was attempting to ad
vance. They unquestionably succeed
ed In interrupting him, but Judge
Jones bided his time and poured shot
after shot into the camp of the enemy
k; ml before many minutes the effec
t^tiveness of his fire was r.pparent.
Some of the crowd hissed .vhen tho
speaker explained his vote on the sep
arate coach law. He told them that
Mr. M. W. Pyatt, of Georgetown, had
voted with him on the separate coach, I
proposition, and he did not think the'
people of eGorgetown regnrded Mr.
Pyatt as favoring social equality."
On with (he light.
Explaining his vote for Col. J. L. M.
Irby for the United States Senate,
Judge o.lnes tol dalso of what he |
termed Gfovornor Bl ease's tw ice-be
trayal in thnt very election.
"Oh, Blease wasn't ol denough to
Jg&L<]i 1876," called out one admirer
HBrVnuM be defender of the govern
or! The people near the speaker, of |
course, laughed at the little slip-up;
in fact, It was but one of the amus
ing incidents of the day.
So great became the confusion and
noise, the Incesnnt remarks from tho!
Blease rooters, the effort to howl down
the speaker, that County Chairman
Ellrich arose to call for order.
"You set down there," came from a
do/en or more throats and a 'c:v
shook their flsts at Mr. Ellrich. The
chairman made it plain that Judgo
Jones was going to speak, and the
more they hollered the more tlem ho
would be. given on account of the in
terruptions. And then when Mr. Eh rich
called upon the people of Georgetown
to Rive each man a respectful hearing
for tho sake of the town's reputation,
there was hearty applause from the |
Jones men present.
Not Afraid of Crowd.
"You enn't intimidate anybody,'
said Judgo Jones, "there are just as
good Jones men here ns Blease men."
And from tho crowd came the cry
"more." "more." About this time in the
proceedings the chief of police reap
peared, taking his stand among the
Blease rooters, but his presence had
**no appreciable effect.
Judge Jones resumed his discussion
of the separate coach law, declaring It |
l most contemptible politics to even |
uggest that he favored racial equality I
? Furthermore," said tho speaker, "it la
i compliment to you people for some
one to try to ram such talk down you"
This had rather a telling effect upon
the crowd, and It was vastly strength
oand by Judge Jones's next move.
Blease and the Negro,
it's ese if Blease don't lovo the]
nigger prety well," said Judge Jones,
and this called forth loud applause.
? nlease was trustee of a nigger col
lege"?louder applause?"and now let |
me read you what he says about edu
cating these nigger baboons," and he |
. , ad the complimentary things Gov
ernor Blease had to say about the
(work of Orangeburg College?louder,
:tiii louder and longer applause;
(? lUid l
"and more," said the speaker, "I un
derstand that a negro Bishop declares
the negroes like Blease pretty well
and that ho has the negro vote in this,
State," and then there was some more j
cheering, the Jones men relishing in
fine style the haying that was being
It was about time for another Inter
ruption from the audience and it came
in this form: "Jones, you are a good
man, but you're on the wrong plat
"Well, my friends, the good work Is
going on for when you came hero you
didn't even think I was a good man,"
replied Judge Jones quick as a bash.
This was the signal for another out-,
burst from the Jones cnmp, and the
cause of a weakening in the opposi
Briefl yattacking the Governor's
pardon record, Judge Jones pointed
out what he conceived to be the dan
ger to society and the danger to life
and property In the releaso of so many
convicted criminals. This was met
with "he done right" "hurrah for
"Do you men who want the protec
tion of the law for your life and prop
erty, you men who want to Ho down
In your beds at night with a feeling of
safety and security say hurrah for
Blease In this?" asked the speaker.
"Then why not hurrah for the barn
burner, the plcki>ocket and the mur
A Telling Thrust.
Denying that he was a corporation
candidate Judge Jones said: "I would
n't wear anybody's collar and I would
n't let anybody tag me." This thrust
called forth a wild outburst from the
Jones crowd, who revelled several mo
ments in derisive ha-ha's on the crowd
of men around the stund who were
"100 Per Cent Mease."
"Some of you out there are tagged
just like fertilizer bags You have an
analysis on you and it's 100 per cent
Hlcase." said Judge Jones, enjoying
the situation immepsely and "rubbing
it in" with a vengeance. At just about
this stage of the game the Blease men
were almost swept off the boards, the
Jones forces gaining recruits and wax
ing more enthusiastic with every word
from the speaker.
Judge Jones was about to refer to
his little note book In connection with
the record of the governor when a
Blease man In the audience queried;
"Got another book?' '
"Book of Revelations."
"Yes," replied Judge Jones, "and It
Is the Hook of: Revelations." This re
tort, In view of Governor Hlcase's fa
mous Hook of Pardons, was a winner.
"Well, well, well!" came back from
"That's just It," said Judge Jones.
"I am well, and If anybody thinks he
has an old. decrepit man to deal with
he will Und out that I am just about
one of the IIvest ones he ever saw."
At Horry yesterday, Governor Blease
stated that Judge Memminger should
have been named to hold the Horry
Court rather than any special Judge;
that he had called Judge Memminger
lover the 'phone and was Informed by
him that he was not engaged. Today
Judge Jones read two telegrams which
explain themselves, the first one di
rected by himself yesterday afternoon
to Judge Memminger as follows:
"With reference to Horry Court Gov
ernor Blease stated In speech today
that you said you were engaged. You
remember you wired me you were too
ill to serve. Please wire answer to
Georgetown so I can correct false im
Wire from Judge Memiinnger.
To this telegram the reply rend
by Judge Jones was: "Referring to
Horry Court I wired you that under
orders of Dr. Manning Simons I was
tOO ill to bold that Court and stated
the same thing to Governor Blease in
answer to his long distance Inquiry J
whether I had any other Court to hold
then." This contradiction to the state
ments made by the Governor yester
day were hailed with great applause.'
Judge Jones succeeded in touching
upon all the subjects he has heretofore
dealt with, in spite of the Interruptions
from the audience, nnd In closing ho
said: "I am rejoiced at the success
of this meeting in behalf of Jone?;
why, look at 'I these gentle woman
gathered about who want to see Jones
triumph. And look at all these noble,
strong men, these manly men of
Georgetown, this vast army of law
loving, law-abiding men, at least five
to one, who want a square deal and
will have it." This was punctuated
by repeated and Increasing applause,
which burst forth Into wildest cheers
rAid laughter when the speaker added,
j pointing to the mon in front of him,
! "and then look at this little Blease
crowd, like the fox said of the bell,
'great big mouUi, h?11 of a noise, and
Judge Jones sat down and there was
thunderous npplauso l'or the space of
almost three minutes; even then It was
stopped by Judge Jones, who wished
to acknowledge the gift of three hand
some'bouquets of flowers two of whicfi
were magnificent in size and. beauty.
In thanking the people for these tok
ens, Judge Jones said: "I -want to tell;
you that I deeply appreciate these |
tokens of esteem from the good ladles
Georgetown; it touches me; but I
ask that you please allow me to dec
orate the political grave of Governor
Cole L. Blease with them." '
LAN FORT) NEWS.
Lanford, July 1.?Mrs. Minnie Lee
Willis delightfully entertained Friday
night. The porch, hall and parlor
were beautifully decorated with cut
and pot flowers. Games and music
were indulged In during the evening.
The first prize was awarded to Miss ]
Robin Patterson. Refreshments were
served in the lovely dining room by |
Misses Plorrle Lanford and Llllic Wil
1 is. The guests were; Mlssee Ruth
and Robin Patterson, Nell Welborn.l
Plorrle and Lottie Lanford, Carrie Lou
Higglns, Lillie Willis, Mollle Moore'
and Florence Moore, Othella Johnson;
Messrs Frank and Jimmte Drummond,
Frank and Arthur Parson, Talmaye
and James Patterson, Willie Godfrey,
Henry and George Harland, James
Fleming and Lome Lanford. Tho love
ly and happy occasion will be long re
membered by all.
Miss Pell Patterson entertained a
few of her friends at a lovely birth-,
day. dinner Thursday. Refreshments
were served and games were played
during the evening. The guests were:
Misses Robin Patterson, Nell Wclborn,
Carrie L.ou Hlgglns, Mollie Moore,
Sarah Wolff and Clara Williams. Tho
day was greatly enjoyed by all pres
ent and Bhall long be remembered.
Misses Mary Sharp and Juanlta Fer
guson, of Woodruff, are guests of Miss
Mlss^ Bess Cannon of Gray Court,
Is visiting Misses Marie and Ruth
Miss Irene Ray, of Woodruff, visit
ed'Miss Othclla Johnson Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Cannon visited
Mr. L. M. Cannon and family Saturday
night and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Bomar returned
to Spartanburg Sunday.
Mr. J. E. Johnson and family of
Gray Court, r>pent Saturday night and
Sunday in Lnnford.
Mr. Rex Patterson is visiting his
uncle, Mr. R. J. Pniterson.
Miss Llllle Willis Is spending some
time with Mrs. Minnie Willis.
Miss Nell Wei born was In Woodruff
Mr. J. M. Powers, of Nashville, Ark.,
is visiting at J. R. Franks.
Miss Kllle Franks spent Sunday with
her parents here.
Mr. Jessie Norman, of Fairforest,
spent the weck-ono1 with Messrs. Clyde
and Doyd Deshieldo.
Mr. Baxter Denhlelds spent Satur
day night and Sunday with his par
ents here. \
J. D. oJhnson spent the week-end
In Arcadia with his children. Messrs.
Bert and Vance Johnson.
Children's Day was observed at the
M. K. church Sunday. Quite a iarge
crowd was present and tho day waa
muchly enjoyed by all, especially tho
dinner which was served in picnic
style. The children acquitted them
selves handsomely. The afternoon ses
sion was given over to Hon. C. R. Wal
lace and J. R. Johnson, of Gray Com I,
who delivered excellent addresses.
The Fourth will be spent very quiet
ly In Lanford.
if you are u housewife you cannot
reasonably hope to be healthy or beau
tiful by washing dishes, swooping and
doing housework all day, and crawl
ing into bed dend tired at night. You
must get out into the open air and
sunlight. If you do this every day and
keep your stomach and bow< '.s In good
order by taking Chamberlain's Tab
lets when needed, you should become
both healthy and beautiful. For sale
by all dealers.
Bridges to Let*
On Thursday July 18th, 1912, at L
o'clock, p. m. at Woodruff, 8. C, tho
supervisors of I/aurens and Spartan
burg Counties, S. C, will let contract
I for tho rebuilding of Allen Bridge on
Enoree River. Also at the same time
and place contract will bo let for re
building HnrrlB Bridge on Enoree Riv
er. In each Instance a certified cheek
of |25.00 will be required as guaran
tee that bidder w4|l. if awarded con
tract, execute written contract and
bond within ten days after award. The
right is reserved to reject any or all
H. B. HUMBERT.
- OF THE
Palmetto Drug Co.
Through Month of July.
IN a few weeks we are going to change locations and in order
to save the trouble and expense of moving our stock of Novelties
we are having this Special Sale with Actual Reductions on the
lines listed below. Cut Glass, China, Toys, etc., will be placed on
sale at prices that are guaranteed reductions.
Cut Glass Bowl 8-inch. Price $3.00. Now $2.00
Cut Glass Nappy 5-inch. Price $1.25. Now .75
Cut Glass Celery Dish. Price $3.00. Now $2.00
Cut Glass Vases. Price $1.50. Now $1.00
Cut Glass 14-inch Vase. Price $7.50. Now $4.50
And many other articles of this line offered
at sacrifice prices.
Consisting of Pocket Books, Card Gases,
Men's Travelling Cases, Ladies' Hand Bags.
These goods will be sold at 33 per cent reduction.
This also includes Ladies' Silver Mesh Bags and
All 25 cts Dolls now
All 50 cts Dolls now
All $1.00 Dolls now .
And in like manner, big reductions on all
Dolls in prices up to $5.00
Blocks, Puzzles, Scuffed Animals, Doll Car
riages, Horns, Pictures, Games of every kind.
Consisting of Candelebras, Clocks, Jardeners, and
hundreds of other Novelties in Brass. These are
Remember: This Sale will last only during the month of
July. This is not a fake. It is our intention to get rid of these
goods and we will do so at a loss to us and a gain to you.
Palmetto Drug Co.
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA