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MAYOR JINO. P. GRACE
ARRAIGNS GOV. BLEASE
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most modest maiden's cheek nor
have I ever told, In public or private,
stories which sicken even the strong
est man, such as the one habitually
characteristic of Bleaso, and yet
Blease shouts in mock modesty that
I have said something so objection
able that nobody 'with any gentle
manly instincts whatever would make
such a foul and filthy statement.'
What then must it have been when it
came from him, before it passed the
crucible of a refined mind? But,
whatever it Is, it is a fact, an ex
purgated fact, all his denials to the
As to his denial about the McDuffie
Hampton incident this, as you know,
is only characteristic. I did not
brand Wade Hampton's sons as a com
mon drunkard. He did. I simply
repeated what he said. Moreover, it
is like him to try even In this case to
raise a false Issue. What has Wade
i lampion got to do with it. He drags
in the memory of this most illustrious
man, who at the most critical mo
ment of his career, he voted acainst
upon all occasions, even trying in his
sophistical way to make a virtue out
of what he did against General Hamp
ton, at the same time putting the
blame upon Judge Jones' shoulders
for what that gentleman did.
And in passing 1 will say that my
view of Jones' vote upon the Hamil
ton question was far more honorable
and consistent than Blease's. This
has all been explained on the stump.
Jones -oterl incessantly with the great
reform movement of which he was
then a part. To do otherwi e he
would have deserted a cans But
Blease, with Iiis usual shiftine. /oted
for Hampton as long as his vuu was
not necessary, but when the trying
period came, deserted him, as the rec
Blenso Said It.
But after all, why drag in, as he
says, "South Carolina's grand old
hero at all?" in the first place, in
mentioning the McDufhe Hamilton
incident, thereby dragging In the
name of the grand old hero, remem
ber that it was he who did It. It was
he who said that McDuffle Hamilton
had been elected by money furnished
by the Southern railway; not I. I
knew absolutely nothing about it until
he told me, and nobody could have
been more shocked than I was when
he did tell me. But we do not have
to appeal very long to history to learn
that there is nothing in an honored
name. I have been told and I love to
"It seems to me, whate'er we be,
'Tis only noble to he good;
Kind hearts are more than coronets,
And simple faith than Norman blood."
"Even if it lie true that the blood
of South Carolina's grand old hero
runs in the veins of McDufilc Hamp
ton, does that give him any license to
disgrace that name? And all this
talk about Wade Hampton is worse
than tommyrot and a characteristic
evasion of the Issue.
"Moreover, and in short, I feel that
the public would only be bored if I
went over that staff appointment of
which he makes so much repeating
his old lies.
The "T. B." Letter.
"As 1,0 the T. B. letter, he says that
he Immediately locked it up in his
safe and soon thereafter transferred
it to the vault of the Palmetto Na
tional Bank. 1 remember distinctly
when he showed me that letter and
that while I did not show it to my
brother, who was present, we talked
it over with Blease in such a manner,
seemingly without any objection from
Blease, that my brother was aware of
its contents and he and myself ad
vised Bleasn that It was not safe to
carry It around In his pocket and to
which Blease replied that he agreed
with us and that he would put it in
the vault, as he said he did. until he
needed it. But as to never consulting
me is simply another absolute lie. 1
have a photograph of the letter in my
mind's eye now; I remember the kind
of paper It was written on, the con
tents, and I remember saying to
Blense that it would be easy to cor
roborate parts of the letter which re
ferral to the organization of some
stock company under the laws of
some state which I now forget. And
in furtherance of this statement l
want to say and 1 think I am not di
vulging: any secret that when the in
vestigating Committee held a session
some time ago in Augusta, I had a
long talk with Senator Carlisle about
this very letter. I told him that 1
had no doubt that all that Felder
said he was trying to prove was true;
in fact, a thousand times as much as
he could prove, but I personally held
some mlslglvlngs about Felder and
that they arose from the very exami
nation of this letter In the governor's
mansion, when Blease showed it to
me. That It looked to mo like a
genuine letter and If not that It wan
certainly a first-class fake.
"I have sinco seen Folder's explana
tion of this letter, that It was a skill
ful forgery, and It may be as the
men connected with It are capable of
entering Into such a scheme. But so
far as I could tell from the examina
tion of It I had reached damaging
conclusions about Felder. But such,
however is not my Interpretation of
it, for It doesn't make any difference
to me, nor am I passing Judgment
upon what Felder Is I have in mine,
not the guilt of Felder or his Inno
cence, btu simply the guilt of Blease.
and I am absolutely sure that Felder
has said not one-flfthleth part of the
had things that he has done.
"And now, let me return for a few
moments to the incident of which he
made so much of to close.
The Charleston Speech.
"Ho said that he branded my
charges against him and Stothart as
falsehoods to my face and that I did
nothing, In the presence of my police
fo-*ce, but sit there and grin. Again
he lies. His statement Wi Charleston,
after having said a gretr* deal In ap
preciation of me, was t j.at any one
who in?)nuatcd that he Wi?s a grafter
was a malicious character, thief and
cowardly liar and when he rald It he
not only didn't look at me but he was
the scarodest-looking man that I have
ever seen and I was not grinning. 1
was bearing It, but I was far from
grinning and why I bore it I have
already fully explained und my ex
planation has met with universal ap
proval. I had gone there to bear it.
I could have readily have stayed
"1 was the mayor of Charleston.
The entire police force wns under my
supreme control. The hall was HI led
with intense partisans and friends of
mine, and the slightest loss of self
possession on my part would have
meant riot and ruin. I could easily
say that I did not tnke those remarks
to myself because they were address
ed to any one who said he was a
grafter and one-half of the people of
South Carolina have already said so
and more than half will say so on
election day. But I am not evading
the issue. While he was not man
enough in that instance to say spe
cifically that he meant mo, 1 con
structed It to mean that he meant me.
Hut to show that he Is a coward and
that he is afraid to say it to me spe
cifically, we met on the street that
day. He saw me and I saw him and
he had absolutely nothing to say.
Grace Is Not Afraid.
"Moreover, I have said about him,
and have proven it, as much as what
Felder has said about him, even if
Folder hasn't proven It. He makes a
great pretense of wanting to get
Folder over in South Carolina, evi
dently to do him some personal in
jury, because he coupled his offer of
a $1,000 reward with the statement
that when Felder was brought on this
side of the Savannah river he must
be there. Now, I am in South Caro
lina and I have seen him many times
since I have publicly said thai I
thought he was a thief and a liar and
1 have seen absolutely no evidence
that he is a dangerous man except
from his civici standpoint. I expect to
sec him again, many times, and I am
absolutely unafraid, not only of him,
mt of all the thugs and thieves and
assassins which are his boon compan
"Just one thing in conclusion about
his denials. What else would the
public expect? If he admits one
thousandth part of tho tilings that
thousands of men are saying about
him he had as well retire from the
race. He has got to deny these
things just as he denied lung ago that
he stole that essay, for plagiarizing
which he was kicked out of the South
Hut he is not the first criminal
who has denied his guilt. Even to
day there is behind the stone walls
of the Tombs prison another notorious
public grafter, a lieutenant on a po
lice force, who, in order to cover up
his graft, conspired to have murder
committed. He also denies it. But
the net is tightening around him, as
Burns will tighten it around Blease
and he will sooner or later pay the
penalty of his grafting.
"The McNamaras Indignantly de
nied their guilt, but they are now in
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Notice of Flection.
State of South Carolina,
County of .Lauren*.
Whereas, petitions signed by a legal
number of the qualified electors and
freeholders residing in Ora school dis
trict No. 12, Laurens county. South
Carolina, asking for an election upon
the question of voting an additional
2 mill tax upon the property in said
school district to be used for school
purposes, have been tiled with the
county board of education, an election
is hereby ordered upon said question,
said election to be held on the 15th
day of August l?l2, at L. P. Blakeley's
store In said district under the man
agement of the trustees of said school
Only such electors as return real
or personal property for taxation and
who exhibit their tax receipts and reg
istration certificates as required In the
general election shall be allowed to
Those favoring the 2 mill addition
al tax shall vote a ballot containing
the word "YES" written or printed
therein. Those against tho 2 mill ad
ditional tax shall vote a ballot con
taining the word "NO" written or
printed thereon. Bolls shall open at
the hour of 8 o'clock in the forenoon
and shall remain open until the hour
of 4 o'clock in the afternoon when
they shall be closed, and the ballots
The trustees shall report the result
of the election to the county auditor
and county superintendent of educa
tion within ten days thereafter.
Ceo. L. Bitts.
Bv order of County Board.
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Scholarship and Entrance
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admission of new stu
dents will be held at Uie County Court
house on Friday, July 6, at 9 a. m.
Applicants must be not less than fif
teen years of age. When Scholarships
are vacant after July 6 they will be
awarded to those making the highest
average at this examination, provided
they meet the con lltlons governing
the award. Applicants for scholar
ships should write to President John
son before the examination for Schol
arship examination blanks.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will op
en September 18, 1912. For further
Information and catalogue, address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
Citation for Letters of Administration.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
By O. O. Thompson, Probate Judge:
Whereas Mallssa J. Cole made suit
to me, to grant her Letters of Admin
istration of the estnte and effects of
It. P. Cole.
These are therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and Creditors of the Bald H. P. Cole
deceased, that they be and appear be
tore me, In the court of probate, to
be held at Laurens C. IL, S\ C. on Ute
10th day of Augusta, 1912 next, after
publication hereof, at 11 o'clock In tho
forenoon, to show cause. If any they
have, why tho said Administration
should not bo gt>.nted.
Given under my hand this 20th day
of July Anno Domini 1912.
O. Cm. Thompson.
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