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Agent Gulf Refining
WALKS OUT OF GOVERNOR'S Off ICE
WHILE FEDERAL OFFICERS WAIT
"Portland Ned," off Dictagraph Fame, Paroled by Gov
Blease, Escapes from his Office while Federal Of*
f icers Wait Outside with Another Warrant.
Columbia, April 27.?James John
son walked out of the private ofllco of
the governor yesterday, while a deputy
with a warrant for robbing a postof
flce In North* Carolina waited hi the
office to arrest him. Although Colum
bia police and tho county officials are
doing everything possible to capture
"Portland Ned," as he is known In
police circles, nothing had been heard
of him at a late hour last night.
Announcement was made in The
State yesterday morning that the gov
ernor had granted a parole to James
Johnson, known to tho yegmon as
"Portland Ned," who was convicted in
Spartanburg on the charge of house
breaking and larceny and sentenced
to 10 years in the State penitentiary.
It was also announced that ofllcers of
the United States postofflce depart
ment expected to arrest Johnson Im
mediately following his release from
the penitentiary on the charge of rob
bing a postoffice at Plymouth, N. C,
In June, 1898. The officials at the
penitentiary had been notified of the
intention of the postoffice Inspectors
and the warrants had been left with
Sheriff McCain of Richland county.
The inspectors did not arrest Johnson,
the reason Is given below.
"Portland Ned" gained notoriety du
ring the sessions of the dispensary in
vestigation committee held in Augusta
last summer. It was there that De
tective Reed gave his sensational "dic
tagraph proof" of a conversation with
Sam J. Nieb?lls, of Spartanburg. The
conversation referring to the getting of
a pardon for the prisoner, or John
son, was held fh Spartanburg. It was
stated that Nlcholls agreed to act as
associate counsel in the endeavor to
get a pardon for Johnson. Detective
Reed stated that he represented him
self as a Chicago lawyer, and wanted
to Kot Johnson freed because he was
heir to a large estate In Chicago.
Order by Governor.
"The governor ordered James John
son brought to his office this morning,
dressed in citizens clothes and and un
der the care Of a guard," said (.'apt.
1). J. Griffith, superintendent of the
penitentiary. The prisoner was
brought to the governor's office by
Guard Robblns of the penitentiary,
accompanied by two officers repre
senting tho postal oflleials. lie was
carried into the private office of the
governor and delivered into the care
of the chief executive, according to
Capt. Griffith, by Guard Robblns. La
ter W. H. Sondley, captain of the
guards at the penitentiary, notified R.
Beverley Sloan, United States commis
sioner here, that the governor had or
dered Johnson brought, to his office at
the state house. Mr. Sloan immedi
ately telephoned to the sheriff's office,
and upon being Informed that Sheriff
McCain was out of the city, deputized
it. S. Hipp, rural policeman, ns a depu
ty marshal to servo a bench warrant
on Johnson, charging him with rob
bing the potolllce at Plymouth.
Statement by Hipp.
"I was waiting in the corridor out
side the governor's ofllcc," said Mr.
Hipp, "when the governor sent a ne
gro out to tell me to come into his
ofllce. I went in and he asked what
kind of papors I bad for Johnson, who
was seated by the governor's desk. I
handed the governor tho United
States warrant. He looked at it and
asked mc if I wasn't a rural police
man. I told htm that I was. The
governor then asked me What right I
had to serve United States papers and
said I had better attend to my own
, business before I was out of a job.
\ The governor warned me not to put
? my hands on Johnson, ns he had a let
> ter from Cochrane and told mo to go
\ on and to attend to my business or I
' would'nt have any job. All this took
> place in his private office, which I
, would have not entered except for the
[ fact that ho Invited mo In. 1 walked
1 out of his office and met United
State? Dopuly Marshal Scnn, to Whom
I I turned over the warrant for Johnson.
\ I believe it was my duty to arrest
< Johnson when I had been deputized
\ by United States Commissioner Sloan
I to do so nnd the warrants had been
1 In the sheriff's office ever since John
> son was put In tho penitentiary."
\ Later Commissioner Sloan went to
1 the governor's office with a warrant
! sworn out by H. T. Gregory, postoffice
, Inspector, for tho arrest of Johnson.
' He was accompanied by Charles D.
Senn, deputy marshal. Commissioner
! 81oan turned over the warrants to
I Deputy Senn and instructed him to
' wait until Johnson came out of the.
! governor's private olfieo nnd to make
\ the arroBt. Deputy Senn tok a seat
; In tho anteroom to the governor's pri
vate office to await Johnson. In a
few moments the governor came out
from Iiis office, leaving Johnson, Ho
talked for several minutes With some
visitors and then returned to his office
und found that Johnson hud disappear
ed. It Was said that Johnson lUado
his cscnpe through the door connect
ing the governor's olllre with the cor
I Col. John K. Aull, told a roprosenta
I tlvc of The Record of the occurrence,
i He said that Hipp was courteously
treated by the governor, but the chief
executive gave him u piece of advice.
Col Aull said:
"Governor Please told Mr. Hipp
that he had better attend to his duties
as a rural policeman of Richland coun
ty, for which he was paid and not to
attempt to attend to his duties of the
United States government or the gov
ernor's office. The governor did not
forbid him executing the federal war
rant, nor did he order him out of the
ofllcc. He went out on his own voli
Governor Denies Report.
Rural Policeman Hipp having been
quoted as saying that he was ordered
out of the Governor's office when he
wont, there this morning as a deputy
from United States Commissioner
Sloan to serve a Federal warrant on
"Potlnnd Ned." liefere the latter
"faded away," Governor Blease was
asked about the report and dictated
the following reply:
"1 was sitting in my office, and Col.
.lohn K. Aull, my secretary, came in
and stated that there was an officer
outside who wanted to see .lames
Johnson. 1 told him to come In. lie
walked in my office. When he came
in 1 asked him to let nie see his pa
pers. He showed his warrant to mo.
I saw it wag a warrant issued by the
United States commissioner. 1 also
saw that he was a rural policeman for
A Itunil Policeman.
"I said to him, 'are you not a rural
policeman for this county ' Ho said,
yes sir.' I said 'haven't you enough
to do to attend to your own duties
as rural policeman without trying to
run the business of the United States
Government and he Governor's of
fice? He said ho supposed so. 1 hen
said, 'well, If you want to hold your
job you had better try to attend to
tbe business of Richland county, for
which you are employed: 1 don't know
of any business you have of serving
warrants for the United States Gov
ernment when you nre in the employ
ment of the people of Richland Coun
ty; and don't you in your position put
your hands on this man Johnson.'
"With that ho left the office, and the
next I heard from the warrant I
learned it was In the hands of the man
who was sitting In the outer office of;
the Governor's offices when Johnson I
walked out of the other door. Rural i
Policeman Hipp wan not ordered out
of my office and was not treated Im-J
politely. either by my secretary, so!
far as I know, or by myself. I spoke
pbsltlvoly to him, as I always speak
positively on a matter of immediate
business to everybody.
"Neltherl nor my secretary or ste
nographer have any duty to perform
either as detectives or as marshals or
policeman, and if the marshal sent l>y
the United States commissioner want
ed to sit down in the outer office, to
to which I was called by my secretary
on a matter of business, hwlle James
Johnson walked out the other door, it j
was none of my lookout and none of
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