Newspaper Page Text
Of the World's most
is to be found at my
A Wedding Present
of Gorham Silver is
ever-lasting and will
surely be appreciated.
Chantilly, JRegent and
other patterns always
Laurens, S. C.
Don't you insure with
It offers the best to be
had in Life-insurance
Paid Up Values
A Home Company solic
iting your Insurance.
M. R. WILKES, Agent
? Laurens, S. C.
Southeastern Life Insurance Co.
Greenville, S. C.
Your Poor Stomach
needs a rost. Assist digestion.
by using the
Try a 25-cont bottle und instantly cor
root all disorders of tho digestive sysiom.
Do not hositAte, but aot at once I
"Threo dootors said that I had conoer
of tho stomnch, and I believed it. One
Vnttlo of Orover Graham Dyspepsia
Ilemody convinced rae that the} were
-wrong. Thanks to it* use I am now per
GEORGE MOTT, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Three Sices, 25o.. ROc. and (l.OO.
8. QflOVER OR AHAM CO./INC.' MCWBURQH, N.Y.
LAIJBJKN8 DRITO CO.
Laurent. 8. C.
WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS
WmW IN overworked yenr aerveiM mrn
Um A?l ?mttA trotsble with your kkV
wmm ?M MasKirf M*v? yen pain* in
Mb?. uUU, *??* dm* bladder t liar* you
m ?iiSfer IMNHWM ot the face, aa? nn
4tm Wm ?y**T A ftrsqneot d?Ire to ?an?
?Huff II eo. mittwf Ktfiner Pill? will
?be>? |in T'n?Inl Prloe 60c.
WWII*Hi Mrs. co., Ptopw.cuv?UsmI.ou?
tkumm* omra co.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office 1? Simmon Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Private Life and Public Acts
BLEASE REPLIES BY
DECLARING IT A LIE
After Securing Permission from the
Governor to Itelnte Some Ineiden
des Oceurlng During TheJr Former
Friendship, Major Grace Gives
Glenn Springs, S. C, July 30.?In his
room at the Glenn Springs Hotel to
night, Mr. Grace dictated to newspaper
men a statement of 4,000 words,
which, In Its entirety, would hardly
pass muster with the United States
postal authorities. Were is published
in full Mr. Grace would have quite
fullilled his promise to "nauseate the
white peoplo of South Carolina." It
Is, beyond question, tho "yellowest"
public revelation ever made In direct
connection with the name of a chief
magistrate of a Southern state, and,
in certain of its features, overshad
ows anything In the same connection
which had yet been made public, or
which was offered for public use.
Mr. Grace's statement purports to
reveal conversations between himself
and the governor, while they were po
litical allies, and "more or less friend
ly" toward each other, which bear in
high coloring upon the private life of
Further, Mr. Grace goes over in de
tail a conversation he says he had
with the governor, in which Blease
says the people were fooled in be
lieving the had elected McDutlle
Hampton railroad commissioner; that
bo was elected on the money of the
Southern Railway Company, handled
by IJlease; that Blease paid the ex
penses of Hampton's campaign out
of money given to Blease for the pur
pose by the Southern Railway Com
pany and sent the company the vouch
ers signed by Hampton. This cam
paign occurred two years ago.
In part Mr. Grace's statement?all
of which he Intended should be made
public?Is as follows: (
"1 read Governor Blease's release to
me, If I may so call it, under which I
now feel at liberty to make the state
ments to wflTch I referred in my In
terview last night. I notice Jie says
'I have never made a confidante of
[ John P. Grace In any manner, shape
nor form.' This only confirms what
I said to the effect that I did not re
gard tho conversation as confidential,
and it removes the last scruple that I
might have In the matter.
An Unprintable Review.
"I. therefore, now state that during
a conversation In Charleston, while
Governor Blease was in a very co?.
vlvial mood, he saw fit to direct his
thoughts along the line of some of his
experiences in matters so delicate that
I will expect the public to judge of
Here Mr. Grace relates an unprint
able review, which he says was re
hearsed In conversation with Blease.
of an attack by Blease on a "colored
girl" in Newberry. The governor, ac
cording to the story, was crossing a
little bridge In or near the town of
Newberry at the time, and was wear
ing a "new suit of clothes."
In the twinkle of an eye she pushed
him over in the creek, new clothes and
Mr. Grace says the governor told
this as if It were a great joke on him
"He laughed very heartily, when
telling this story nnd said: 'Didn't I
cut a pretty figure In my new suit
of clothes, down In the creek nnd the
colored girl up on the bridge, running
away nnd laughing at me?'
"As I said in my Interview yester
day," Mr. Grace went on to say, "It
seems to me thnt a man who, 'with
such vaunted audacity undertook to
occupy this rolo should at least be
gin by being able to show that he bnd
lived a life compatible with such
"Governor Blease by all sorts of ob
lique insinuations has created the im
pression that Judge Jones' private life
In reference to the colored race, is
not what it should be. I am not In a
position to say anything as to that,
either pro or con, but unless Gov
ernor Blease told me a lie, which of
course, Is not Improbable, just by this
one episode his Is certainly not what
It should be and I have heard many
rumors to the effect that there aro
other more flagrant cases. The only
one, however, of which I know is the
one of which he told me himself.
"Second: I also said that I would
prove Governor Blease was guilty of
corrupt connections with the South
ern Railway. This I have, also, from
his own Hps, and to the best of my
recollection, it was In tho same con
"We had been talking about the prl
mary through which he had Just
passed and about th* primary In gen
eral and Its operations in our state.
I told him that he never could have
been elected governor but for the pri
mary system. He admitted that, but
replied very contemptuously about the
primary in general.
"He said: 'For instance, you people,
(meaning the people of South Caro
lina) think you elected a railroad com
missioner the other day.'
All for the Southern.
"I said, 'Yes, I know I worked
mighty hard to elect McDuffle Hamp
"He said, 'Well, who do you think
you were working for?' or something
to that effect, and I told him of course,
for McDuflle Hampton.
"He said, 'Well, that is exactly
where you are badly mistaken.' He
said, 'Why, you were working for the
Southern Railway and you did not
know it, but I knew lt. I have every
reason to know It.'
"I said, 'Well, how is that?'
"He said, 'Why, I practically paid
the campa gn expenses of McDuflle
Hampton out of money furnished me
by the Soluhern Hallway and gave
them vouchers signed by McDnllle
Hampton for the amount.'
'He said, 'Moreover, I was charged
with the duty of wet-nursing him
through the whole Campaign.' He said,
'You know he Is a terrible drinker.'
'In fact, he said, 'he's a drunkard, and
I hnd the hell of a time.'
Says Blease is "Stake-Holder.*'
After the first part of h s statement
Mayor Grace replied to the Graves
statement concerning him. He said he
wanted the people of South Carolina
to consider carefully his charges of
corruption in connection with the elec
tion of Hampton and he asks whether
or not the governor Is doing the same
thing in the campaign this year.
He replies to the insinuations made
on the stump by Biease that Blouse's
cousin, Ben. Abney, could reach the
ears of the supreme court through the
son of the Chief Justice Charlie Jones.
He charges Blease with being the
stake-holder for corporations when
going about the state posing as the
people's friends "and dealing out mon
ey in dribblets to a common drunkard
for the Southern Railway."
Has Written Proof.
Mayor Grace says that he has writ
ten proof that he did support Blease
at the election two years ago and says
this proof is written In his paper,
"Common Sense" and that his edito
rials were published In certain Blease
newspapers. He quoted at length from
his testimony given before the dispen
sary investigating committee when he
told of friendly relationship existing
and the overtures made to him by the
governor to get him to serve on his
staff, and when Blease promised to
consult Grace in all matters pertain
ing to Charleston.
BLEASE SAYS ITS FALSE.
Rings In an Attack on Newspapers and
Brings in tho .Name of Wade Hamp
Columbia, Aug. 1.?Governor Blease
today branded as false the statements
attributed to him by Mayor John P.
Grace, of Charleston, which the latter
alleges were made during a conversa
tion between them while they were
political friends. Denouncing the
"Negro Story" as utterly untrue, he
says, "Am satisfied that all of the
people of South Carolina will agree
with me that nobody with any gentle
manly Instinct whatever would make
such a foul and filthy statement."
Branding as untrue the statement
that he "wet nursed" McDuffle Hamp
ton in the election two years, ago, and
that he paid the expenses of his race
out of money furnished by the South
ern Railway, the governor says:
"When he spoke of the son of South
Carolina's grand old hero, Wade
Hampton, as a common drunkard, he
speaks falsely and places himself be-'
neath the notice of any man with pure
white blood in his veins."
He bitterly scores Mayor Grace and
the newspapers and submits affidavits
from Dr. W. G. Houseal, who attended
him when he was Inaugurated, and
from R. C. Wright, the then clerk at
Wright's Hotel, to refute the charge
that he was drunk on the eve of his
The Governor's statement in full fol
"I havo read tho otrtoment sent out
by John P. Grace from Glenn Springs,
S. C, which contains that foul and
dirty He, displayed In largo head lines
In the Columbia State, "A Negro
"It Is so Infamously false and con
temptible that I do not desire to lower
myself as a gentleman to further no
tice it, and am satisfied that all of
the people of South Carolina will agre
with me that nobody with any gentle
manly instinct whatever would make
such a foul and filthy statement. I'
could not but wonder what the moth
ers of this state thought when they
saw that the dally papers would pub
lish such a thing, to bo read by their
sweet and Innocent daughter, partic
ularly, these between the ages of 12
and 18. These same newspapers re
cently refused to publish some re
marks of mine because they said they
were not fit for publication, yet they
were made from the stump. But, they
now give spaco and herald to the
world, in great headlines, the filthiest
article that has appeared In the South
Carolina papers in many years. This
is but another evidence of their unfair
ness and meanness. Shame upon a
press that would publish such a thing,
even though It be true?but this Is
truly In keeping with the paper which
the editor of The State recently read
upon the "Ethics of Journalism"?and
it is a pity that a city, composed of
such proud people, should have such
a person for its mayor.
"As to his statement about the
Southern Hallway?that Is absolutely
and maliciously false. I never made
such a statement to him or anyone
else in my life, and when he speaks
of the son of South Carolina's grand
old hero, Wade Hampton, as a common
drunkard, he speaks falsely and plac
es himself beneath the notice of any
man with pure white blood In his
veins. Mr. McDufllc Hampton and my
self were on the campaign together
two years ago; we were friends; I
treated him kindly and politely, as I
treat all gentlemen. The statement
that I handled money for the Southern
Hallway and took vouchers from Mr.
Hampton for the same is as foul a
lie as was ever spoken or written by
a human being. I have never handled
a dollar of South Hallway money in
my life and I have never delivered a
dollar or any other sum of money to
Mr. Hampton during the entire cam
paign, and I have never so stated to
any man?In fact, I did not even loan
him any amount of money.
"As to Grace's statement that he
supported me. He told me himself that
he did not support mo in the first pri
mary, and I was informed by those
who had charge of affairs for me in
Charleston that he was against me and
for McLeod, but that he claimed to he
for me in the second race. If he was
for me and worked for me In the first
primary, he must have bad very little
Influence, for I only received six hun
dred and sixty-three votes in the en
tire county of Charleston.
"As to appointing him on my staff, I
have already said that that was done
at the resuest of Mr, Rocsslcr. 1 did
not want Grace on the staff. but
wanted Mr. Hoessler. Mr. Roessler in
sisted that 1 appoint Grace, which I
"As to showing him the 'T. B.' letter.
When it was given to me. some weeks
after my inauguration, along with the
other letters, I Immediately locked It
up In my safe and soon thereafter
transferred It to a strong box in the
Palmetto National Hank, where it is
now, along with the others, and has
been except when it was presented to
the grand jury and dispensary com
mission, and shown for publication. I
never consulted Grace about it or men
tioned it to him in my life, and this is
but nnother case of the false fabrica
tions of a diseased mind, malicious
heart or a mind diseased from vindic
tiveness and a desire to do Injury to
those it hates. He lias never seen the
'T. B.' letter while It has been in my
possession, and I do not believe he has
ever seen the original at all.
"As to his charge that there was
carousing at Wright's Hotel the night
before my inauguration, I herewith
submit statements which I think will
prove to the public conclusively that
he Is a deliberate and designing falsi
fier, and that the proof of this is ad
ditional evidence of his lies in the
"State of South Carolina. County of
Riehland. Personally came Robert
Courtney Wright, who, being duly
sworn, says that for ten years he was
chief clerk and manager of Wright's
Hotel In the city of Columbia; that he
remembers very well indeed the night
before the Inauguration of governor
Cole L. Blease; that the said Blease
arrived at the hotel about 11 o'clock at
night, accompanied by his physician,
Dr. W. C. Houscal, and members of his
family; that the said Blease was a des
perately ill man and was taken Imme
diately to bis room In the hotel and
put in bed. and that only a very few of
his most intimate friends were allowed
to enter his room; that everything was
kept quiet nnd Dr. Houseal, being very
apprehensive of said Blease's condi
tion, remained in the room with him
during the entire night; that he has
noticed In this morning's State the fol
lowig statement made by John P.
"I recall a scene at Wright's Hotel
the night before his inauguration. It
was the first real insight I had ever
had Into Blease and the atmosphere in
which he moved, and I think I can say
that without exception It is about the
nastiest recollection of my life. It was
n grand carouse.'
"The above statement Is absolutely
and infamously false. On the contrary,
the room where the said Blease was,
was guarded in order that no noise
might he made, for we all feared that
the result of his trip from his home in
Newberry would prove fatal. There
was no carouse In the hotel during
that night; If there was It was not
known to this deponent, and most as
suredly there was none In Blease's
room or in any In which he took part
or knew anything about. Deponent
further says that Governor Blease, as
a private citizen, stopped many times
with him; that he boarded at tho hotel
during the four session of the legisla
ture that he was State Senator, and
that he always behaved himself In a
clean, gentlemanly manner; that there
was never any carousing or general
drinking In his room at any time, and
that he had the other members of the
hotel family looked upon the governor
as an esteemed guest.
"(Signed) R. C. Wright."
Sworn to before me this 21st day of
July, A. D., 1912.
Notary Public for South Carolina.
"State of South Carolina, County of
"p?r.-.onnliy came Dr. W. G. Houseal
who, being duly sworn, says that dur
ing the fall of 1910 he attended Cole
L. Blease for three or four weeks, the
said Blease being very 111 with chol
ecystitis and jaundice. That In tho
latter part of December, 1910, the said
Blease had a relapse and was des
perately ill and that this deponent was
very unevsy about him; that Bleaso
was not allowed to leave his room,
but was Cenflned to his bed; that on
the night before his inauguration as
governor, this deponent, assisted by
some others, carried the said Bleaso
(Continued on Page Three.)
There is more loss by in
decision than by wrong
4 ? ?
TAKE A LOOK
At the Many Valuable Properties that we Offer
180 acres of good farming land 4 miles of Laurens, about
140 acres in cultivation, one tenant house, on tho main public
road leading to Reedy River Power Co. Price $35.00 per acre.
We have 7 miles from Laurens 65 acres of One land, pood
dwelling and out building, within one mile of church and a
high school. Price $40.00 per acre.
House and lot on Church St., 7 rooms, city water and
electric lights. Price $3,000.00.
52 acres 2 1-3 miles north of Laurens, 2 tenant houses and
barn, pood well of water, spring and good pasture. This prop
erty is on 2 public cross roads. Price $45.00 per acre.
40 acres, 2 miles of Laurens on Greenville road, nearly all
of this land open. Price $75.00 per aero.
House and lot on Lee St., the lot contains 1 acre. Price
A good 6-room house on Irby Ave. in good shape. Newly
painted, lot. 02 1-2 by 340 ft., facing lrby Ave. and Chestnut
St. Price $2350.00.
221 acres 31-4 miles of Laurens. Will sub-divide to suit
purchaser. Price from $50.00 to $(!0.00 per acre.
247 acres, known as the Davis Place, fine land. Will make
bale of cotton to acre. Will cut to suit purchaser. Price rea
32 3-4 acres near Owinga Station, S. C. 12 miles north of
Laurens, belongs to W. W. Gray don, known as part of the
Yeargin land. Price $25.00 per acre.
House and lot on North Harper St., 5 rooms, electric lights,
water works, good outbuildings, size of lot 70 by 300 feet.
Price $1850.00. Rents for $12.50 per month.
House and lot on Martin St., & rooms, water and lights.
Price $1,200.00. $50.00 down, $15.00 per month.
72 acres near Barksdale, S. C, nice little place, rents well.
Price $20.00 per acre. Known as the Albert Burns Place.
270 acres near Barksdale, S. C. Very good land, Could be
made a nice place. Price $20.00 per acre.
$89 acres near Barksdale, S. C, 2 good tenant houses, good
orchard, plenty of water, rents well, and on a public road.
Price $20.00 per acre.
500 acres 5 miles of Laurens, good strong red land and
will sell at a big bargain.
3 lots, 07 ft. front, each running back 200 feet on lrby
Ave. Price as a whole $800.00.
4800 acres of good strong land. Better known as Pooltown.
101 acres, 2 1-2 miles of Laurens, 15 neres in timber. Rents
for nine bales cotton. Price $45.00 per acre.
381 acres, 2 miles of Garlington Station in Jack Township,
Price $8.00 per acre.
301-3 acres, close to Dials church, 20 acres in cultivation.
Very well improved. Price $40.00 per acre.
This is just a part of the property we have for sale. We
have a number of vacant lots all over town, lots of them on
Parley Ave. Better see us.
BISHOP & WOLFF
Laurens, S. C.
Read what Cardui did for Miss Myria Engter, of
Faribauli, Minn. She says: "Let mo tell you how much
good Cardui has done me. As a young girl, I always had
to suffer so much with all kind of pain. Sometimes, I was
so weak that 1 could hardly stand on my feet I got a
bottle of Cardui, at the drug store, and as soon as I had
taken a few doses, I began to feel better.
Today, I feel as well as anyone can,'*
Are you a woman? Then you are subject to a targe
number of troubles and Inegularities, peculiar to women*
which, In time, often lead to more Serious trouble.
A tonic is needed to help you over the hard place*, to
relieve weakness, headache, and other unnecessary paiofe,
the signs of weak nerves and over-work.
For a tonic, take Cardui the woman's tonic,
You will never regnt ft, tor * will certainly help yon.
Ask your druggist about ft He knows. Hesel!?ft.