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VOL. 3, NO. 225 Chicago, Monday, June 22, 1914
"I'LL CLEAN OUT THE STATE PEN BY
AUG. FIRST' SAYS GOV. BLEASE
South Carolina's Champion Pardoning Governor 'Tells
Why He Is Letting Convicts Go By Hundreds Says
the Golden Rule Includes Showing Mercy.
Columbia, S. C, June 22. Cole T.
Blease, governor of 'South Carolina,
has been roasted and ridiculed up and
down the United States because he is
the champion pardoning governor.
In the three years he has been gov
ernor he has set at liberty over 1,200
South Carolina convicts!
His. latest announcement is as fol
lows: "I am determined to clean out the
peniteitiary by Aug. 1 and turn it in
to a hospital.
It may be all right to ridicule and
damn Blease, but what is Blease's
point of view. Yqur correspondent
called on the governor a4 asked, him'
to give his reasons for such lavish
pardoning for the benefit of The Da
"I am. proud that I have been, able
to extend this merpy to my fellow
man," said Gov. Blease. "It was right
that I should have done so; it wag
my duty, and for these two reasons
alone I did it, regardless of consei
quences or results.
"I know of no better way of applyi
ing thegoiden rule than by showing
mercy wherever I can. I believe there
will be a reward for me in heaven foi
the mercy I have shown. How anj
man who professes to be. a Christian
can object-to-my- systemJa'soniethig