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BOB JONES GITEN FREEDON.
East Chapter in Famous Edgefield
Case-Governor Ansel Com
News and Courier.
Columbia, July 19.-He stood apart
from the rest of the crowd at the un
ion station. Every now and then he
pulled an old time piece from his
pocket and glanced down to see the
time of"oday. "Four-ohirty," he said
half-aloud. "Yet forty-five minutes,"
he added. The passers-by noted a
difference between this stranger and
the others. His hair was grey, his
bearing erect, a certain sharp look
about the eye that bespoke years of
experience. He was neatly dressed
in a cheap suit. Every now and then
he looked up at the sky and smiled
a smile of contentment, of apparent
relief. As the man stood there he was
indeed a study.
The train pulled into the station. at
5.15. The man walked across the
tracks, stopped long enough to read
the sign that told the destination of
the train and stepped aboard. He re
mained on the back platform a few
minutes, then picked up his luggage
and, with a wave of his hand as if
bidding a fond farewell to thea city,
went within the car.
Few, if any, of those who watched
the stranger knew who he was. Had
they known, perhaps, their interest
in the man would have been much
Once Prosperous Farmer.
Twenty-five years ago this man was
young and prosperous, a farmer in
the Edgefield district.
Bob Jones had his troubles even
tien. The Presslys, it seems, were
always after him. There were land
deals in which he and his kinsmen
were interested and there came a
time, back in 1885, when Jones could
stand the nagging no longer. He
went out in the fields and killed all
three of the Presslys, 4ld Edward
Pressly, young Ed Pressly nd Char
lie Pressly, the last being tie sons of
old man Pressly.
After killing the Presslys, Bob
Jones walked to Edgefield court house
and gave himself up. He was tried at
various times during the year, from
1886 up to 1891, when a change of
venue was had and the case was car
ried to Lexington' county. Here be
fore Judge Fraser, Bob Jones was
convicted of the killing Edward
Pressly, Sr., and was givgr a u-year
sentence, one year being deducted be
cause of the fact that he had remain
ed in prison for so many years dur
ing the pendency of- the trials.
J'une 20, 1891, according to the pen
itentiary records, Bob Jones entered
the State -penitentiary..
Will Settle in Georgia.
Today Bob Jones left Columbia
aboard the 5.15 train for Georgia. Bob
says he is going to settle in the little
town of Harlem, in Richmond coun
ty, Georgia, where he expects to farni
and conduct a store for ;.he remain
19 of his days.
' Governor ha fias had many pe
titions to pardon Bob' Jones. Gover
nor Heyward refused to pardon' Jones
On May 18, of this year, Bob Jones
thought he would be a free man, for
he had served nearly nineteen years
of his sentence and he h'ad calculat
ed on there being deductee four
months for the years he had spent in
the Edgefield .iail. But the matter
was put up to Governor Ansel, who
today decided to commute the sen
tence. of Bob Jones.
The papers in the case simply state
that R. T. Jones, of Eugefield, has his
sentence commuted to this day, June
19, 1910, bearing the governor's sig
nature,, but uopn the back of the ~pe
titions for pardon Governor Ansel
Sentence Finally Commuted.
"The defendant has only three
months more to serve in this case and
as his conduct -for all of the past
years has been good as a convict, and
upon the request of the authorities of
the penitentiary, and others, I. do
hereby commute the sentence of the
said Robert Jones to this date, July
Hardly was the governor's signa
ture placed upon the papers when
Superintendent Griffith came to the
office. "Well," said Governor Ansel,
"I have commuted the sentence of
your old friend Bob Jones."
"I am so glad," said Superintendent
Superintendent Griffith, strange to
relate, was a witness at the trial of
Bob Jones. He was called upon to
testify as to the distances the voice
would carry over the hills of old
Edgefield and the matter of how far,
a gun's fire could be heard.
Judge Fraser, was holding court in
Lexington at the summer term of
1891, when D. J. Gri7fith testified that
for a certain distance the voice was
not audible, but taat the sound of a
gun being fired could be heard. When
Capt. Griffith stepped down from the
stand Judge Fraser said: "We will
have to pay Capt. Griffith as an ex
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to pay Capt. Griffith at the rate of I
$10 per day, so much impressed was,
the court with the class of testimony
I that Capt. Griffith furnished. It is 1
interesting to note that in the Big- I
ham-Avant case the same matter of (
tests of sound and light came up as I
in the Bob Jones case.
Kllled the Old Man.
When Judge Fraser was about to
sentence Jones he said: "Bob, if you
hadn't killed old man Pressly I might
have instructed the jury in the finding
of a verdict of not guilty. But you
k'illed that old man and you must suf
fer. I am going to make the sentence
as light as possible." Bob was sen
tenced to 21 years in the geni ten
tiary here, having already been in
jail about four years.
Bob Jones has been a good prison
er. The superintendent says so and2
the petition was presented by the
board of directors that Jones be let
go. Bob has guarded many of the
other prisoners while he has been in
the prison. He frequently came out
to guard the prisoners on the State
Bob Jones never has b'een tried for
the killing of the two younger Press
lys, except that a mistrial resulted in
the case of Charlie Pressly, but nev
er was Bob placed on trial for' kill
ing Ed Pressly, Jr. The only convic
tion was in the case of the elder
Deducting one- month for each year
of his 21-year sentence, puts Bob out I
of the penitentiary today with the ad
ditional three months given the pris
oner by the kindness of Governoi' An-I
Bob Jones is about 55 years of age.
He has snow white hair, yet has not
the general appearance of a 'very old
man. L. M. Green.
OATHS IN DIFFERElfT LANDS.
French Have the Least and Norwe
gians the Most to Say.
The ceremony of taking the oath
has been known since earliest history, b
says a writer in the Green Bag. The
only changes in form which have
come in thousands of years have beent
due to the introduction of the Bible
and the cross by Christian nations. r
As administered in most of the Eng- b
law courts the form of the oath is
practically the same as that in theI
United States, though rather more
ceremonious: In France it is per
haps the simplestt. - A crucifix above p
the judge's seat is supposed to obviate' f
the necessity of the witness hand- V
ling either the Cross of the Bible. s
"You swear to tell the truth, the I
whole truth and nothing but the n
truth?" asks the judge. And the wit- t:
ness, raising his right hand, answers: fl
"I swear it."s
In Austria a Christian witness is c
sworn before a crucifix placed be
tween two lighted candles. Holding
up the right hand the witness says: 'I
swear by God, the Almighty and All f
Wise, that I will speak the pure and a
full truth in answer to anything I
may be asked by the court." o
If the witness is of the Jewish
race he uses the same words, but v
places his hands on a Bible opened I
at the page on which appears the a
third Commandment, and the cruci
fix is removed.
In a Belgian court the witniess b
says: "I will speak the truth, the
whole truth and nothing but the IJ
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iaints." No Bible is required in I
Administering of this oath.
The Italian witness generally tal
he oath in a dramatic manner. Re
ng his hand on an 'open Bible he (
laims: "I will swear to tell the tru
he whole truth and nothing but I
More ceremony. attends the
ninistering of the oath in a Spani
:ourt. The witness kneels on
-ight knee and places his right he
)n the sacred Book. ..-The judge th
6sks: "Will you s*ear to God and
hose holy,Gosels to speak the tr,
o all yO* may be asked?" The NN
Less zplies: "Yes; I swear," to whi
he-judge rejoins: "Then If thus y
lo God will reward you, and if
vill require of you."
In a few districts this form is
ied by the witness placing the n'id
f his thumb n .the middle of]
orefinger, kissing his thumb and<
:laring: "By this cross I swear "
It Is to ba hoped that the Noro
~ian witness is properly .imp.-eu
vithi his obligations to speak the ira
r considerable energy is wa;t -1.
s required to raise his thumbn. o:
inger and middle finger, thes3 si
ying the Trinity. Before the a' th
~ctually taken a long exhortation
Lelivered, running in part:
"Whatever person is so ungod
orrupt or hostile to himself as
wear a false oath or not to keep 1
ath sworni sins in such a manner
f he -were to say: 'If I swear fase
hen my God the Father, God a
0on and God the Holy Ghost puni
ne, so that God that Father w
reated me and all mankind in I
rnage and His fatherly goodne
race and mercy, may not profit n
ut that I as a perverse and obstinm
ransgressor and sinner may be p1t
;hed eternally in - hell. If I swe
alsely, then may all I have and 3
:i this world be - cursed; enrsed
1y land, field and meadow, so t11
may never enjoy any fruit or vis
rom them; cursed be my cattle, r
easts, my sheep, so that after tl
ay they may never thrive or bene
le; yea, cursed may I be and ever
aing I possess."
And sometimes all that-and all i
est of it-in the matter of a si
rought to collect for a pair of boo
Wealth is merely comparative. On<
ossessions constitute a pittance or
rtune, according to one's point
iew. Rev. Frederic Denison tells
tory of one of the inhabitants of c
7esterly, R. I., which shows there
o general standard of riches, sa
ae Youth's Companion. The you:
ian, prompted by patriotism and1 d
[re for gold, had enlisted in the u
ertain business of privateering.
On returning home after many as
arious cruises, he was thankful
r'ied by his kin and anxio
krieds. His mother, with matern
"Wel 3. Harry, how have you ma
ut? Did you get much money?"
"Oh, yes, mother," answered the a
enturer, "I had good luck, I am ric
shall have enough, with pruden
nd care, to carry me through life,
"I am glad, my son. How mui
"Well, I don't exactly know yi
uit I think when we settle up it w
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Newberry Camp, No. 542, W. 0. W.,
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Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M.,
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Visiting brethren cordially Invited.
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