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JAIL INSECURE AND
NBWBERRY DELEGATION IS ASK
ED TO ACT.
Necessity Strongly Urged by Sh eriff.
Supervisor and Acting County
That the jail is insecure and unsani
'ary is evident to the most casual ob
server. Some time ago there were
two escapes, the prisoners, however,
being recaptured by Sheriff Buford.
Recently there have been several at
tempts to escape. In a letter to the
delegation in connection with the mat
ter Sheriff Buford says: "I have to be
en the alert all the time in order to
keep the prisoners and unless there is
something done, there is going to be a
wholesale jail delivery one of these
da.ys, as it is impossibile for me to
watch them all the time." County
Supervisor Feagle and Acting County
lMysician Ellesor, in this same con
aection, as appears in their letter to
the delegation published herewith,
strongly stress the urgent necessity for
improvement both in respect to se
ourity and sanitation.
The grand jury has frequently call
ed attention to the matter at recent
terms of court, but the supervisor has
been powerless to act, on account of
ihe fact that he has had no money
for th e purpose.
The following letters from Sheriff
Bford and from County Supervisor
Feagle and Acting County Physician
W1esor have been forwarded to the
4elegation in the general assembly:
Sheriff B'uford's Letter.
Newberry, S. C., Jan. 24, 1911.
Dear Sir: I wish to call your at
teation to the condition of the jail in
this county. The jail in its present
candition is not at all secure, as I have
xot a single cell in the jail in which
I can place a prisoner and be certain
that he will remain. The cells on the
second floor are wooden cells and a
risonerr can escape from same by cut
tiag a hole through them with a pock
*t knife. There is also a wooden cell
en the third floor and one iron with
tcour compartments. This iron cell,
however, has corroded, especially the
loor thereof, until it is not at all safe.
I bave to be on the alert all the
time in order to keep the prisoners
and unless there is something done,
there is going to be a wholesale jail
delivery some of these days, as it is
im.possible for me to watch them all
I have brought this matter to the
attention of the ~supervisor and he says
they have no money with which to
make these repairs.
I would also call your attention to
tie sanitation and ventilation of the
jail. It is in such shape that it is im
possible to keep it sanitary or well
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ventilated or keep it in anything like
a confortable condition during bad
weather. It is very important that
repairs be made on the jail as soon as
possible, and I would be glad if you
could devise some plan to furnish the
money with which to make such re
pairs as are necessary. I would be
glad at any time to show you the con
dition when you are at home, or when
it is convenient.
M. M. Buford,
In Re Newberry County Jail.
To the Members of the General As-;
sembly from Newberry County.
Dear Sirs: We feel that it is our
duty to report the condition of the
Newberry County jail to you, and ask
that you give whatever relief that lies
within your power to give.
1. That iron or steel cells on the
third floor of jail is especially unhy
gienic, and unsanitary, and insecure.
The water closet is situated in the
main aisle of cells and is in a very
dilapidated condition, allowing a con
stant exposure of prisoners to sewer
gas and the dangers attached thereto.
The steel floor around the closet has
been corroded and has recently been
torn up by prisoners in effort to es
cape. The heating of this steel cagel
is done by a large coal stove, which
renders all the steel work too hot, and
there is absolutely no way of regulat
ing the proper amount of heat in the
cells. The cells are either super
heated or under-heated at all times
during cold weather. The steel floor
ing in other places in this cell is thin
from wear and corrosion, and is more
or less insecure. The remaining cells
on this floor-the third floor--are
composed of wood and iron bars, and
has been in constant use since the
jail was built, and is insecure, as past
experience has proven, and it is ut
terly impossible to keep these cells
clean and sanitary. The heating of
thes)e cells is done also by a coal stove,
with pipe running over the steel cells,
which alio adds to the heat of same,
and the heating apparatus in these
wood and steel cells is inadequate.
They are also situated and construct
ed so that only a minimum amount of
sunlight reaches them.
The cells on the second floor are of
the same character as the wooden and
iron bar celils on the third floor, and
are unsafe for the same reasons, only
the heating is done with a stove, the
pipe of which has to be carried out of
a window. Thereby exposing the prop
erty to fire and the prisoners to smoke.
Again, there- is no provision for the
treatment of sick prisoners, all pris
oners have to be treated on the floor
of the cells.
.There is no provision for female
pr.- -mers; in fact, the whole of the
pris.oners' quarters in building is un
safe, both for the safekeeping of the
prisoners and the health of same, and
we would suggest and urge that new
" I have been a suf
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4 . for about two years, and
S have used many lini
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L. I. Feagle,
(Signed) P. G. Ellesor,
Acting County Physician.
NewbeTry, S. C., .jan. 24, 1911.
SENATOR CAN "GO TO .HELL."
James Tillman Thinks His Uncle
Shows Rank Ingratitude-Sis
When Col. James H. Tillman, who
is ill in Asheville, saw the statement
to the effect that he was dying in a
lonely cottage, poverty stricken and
iriendless he replied through the press
that -this was. a mistake. And when
Senator Benjamin R. Tillman was ask
ed about this statement he replied, as
stated in the Journal Saturday after
noon: "He is .reaping what he has
sown. Nemesis is dogging his foot
steps and will dog them to the grave."
On learning that the senator had
made this remark aaout him, James
Tillman called his sister, Mrs. Geo. A.
Bunch, of this city over long distance
'phone and said to her: "Senator Till
man can go to hell. He bias not yet
reaped what he has sown and when
he does, it will be much bittefr than
that which James H. Tillman is reap
ing. He thinks that he is fooling his
Jesus, but he is not."
MTs. Bunch in an interview with a
reporter for the Journal said. "It is a
poor kind of gratitude that Senator
Tillman is showing, but we are not
asking for anything. He seems to have
forgotten that James Tillman is his
own nephew and that Col. George
Tillman, father of James Tillman, and
my father, and .an older brother of
Senator Tillman, was more like a fath
er to him than like a brother. Why he
assisted him in an educational manner
and helped him finar.cially and politi
cally. He borrowed money from him
when he made the race for the gov
ernorship of South Carolina."
"If this branch of the Tillman fam
ily was as anxious for .publicity and
wanted to get in the '.imelight as much
as Senator Tillman does, some start
ling revelations might be made pub
lic. Things of which the puiblic has
never dreamed of.
"Jaarnes Tillman does not need any
money from Senator Tillmian nor has
he asked anything of the senstcir.
Further more he will not ask any
thing of Senator Tillman. It was on
account of Ben Tillman that Jamnes
first got into his trouble and he was
being used as a tool by Ben when his
downfall in the political world star
ted. James was following the advice
of Senator Tillman and was not heed
ing the advice of his own father. Yes,
it is hard to believe that this is the
kind of gratitude .hat is bein.g shown
for it and it seems hard to believe that
Ben Tillman would say: 'He is reap
ing wha,t he has sown.'
"I have just returned from Asthe
ville," continued James Tillman's sis
ter, "where I have spenrt some time
with m brother. His health is fine. I
have never seen more marked im
provement in any man. Why, when
he was carried there it was on a
stretcher and the man was scarcely
able to lift his 'head. It wa's neces
sary to ge.t him out of the train on the
stretcher and his condition was -grave.
Now he is able to sit up on the porch
and eat many things. He was wel.l
enough to 'phone 'to me Saturday
night. And it will be seen that his
health must be pretty good, as a sick
man could not write a reply to a pub
lished statement as James did.
"He 'has everything he~ wants, in
cluding the services of Dr. Carl Rey
nolds, one of 'the best physicians in
Asheville and a trained nurse. It is
true that we changed nurseis, but it
was because the previous one was too
meddlesome and it is said that she
wrote to Senator Tillman for money.
If she did so it was without t;he knowl
aig. of .iames or myself. She per
haps was trying to obtain other money
from the senator to use for herself.
Sica s:e left wehv learned that
a hose .:al in Tia!:im.ere for meddling
in som*e cof l hr: ptit n" prvt bu
which is very comfo'rtablie. Hie has
more~- fruits :U i:e !!eacies than
his; phsleinn w~h~ll ane~w him to eat.
The statement thy he is friendless
and dying in pov:erty is the most ab
surd thing that I ever heard in all
Mrs. Bunch continued: "The first
statement that we saw appeared in an
afternoon paper in Asheville. I was
on the pcint of leaving and had al
readly boarded a traini when JIames
sntL a miessage to the station asking
me to come back for anothcr day. The
shock at seeing lies in print made hin:
worse for the time and the excitemneni
thait it brought on did him no good.
stay.ed1 several days long'er with hin
u.-m nill wm! Wil o )k to hin
vice to him or can help him in any
The whole matter came up as a re
sult of a, special to the New York
Herald boaring an Edgefield date line,
to the effect that James H. Tillman
was dying in poverty.
The New York American of Sunday
printed the following bearing an Ashe
ville date lin-e:
Former lieutenant governor of South
Carolina denies as absolutely false
statements which have appeared in
New York papers saying that he was
dying in poverty and forsaken by his
-Because Mrs. Mary D. Scofield. his
nurse, formerly of Bellevue Hospital,
New York, was compelled to write to
Senator Tillman, his uncle, for aid for
Tillman, he has dismissed the nurse
and substituted a negro woman from
his old bome in Edgefield, S. C. He
says he can boss the negro, but could
not the nurse. In declining to further
aid his nephew, Senator Tillman says
that he has already done much in
paying $1,000 to bave him cleared of
the Gonzales murder.
"He is reaping what he has sown,
and whether he realizes it or not,
nemesis is dogging his footsteps and
will to the grave," says the senator.
Preceding the statement of Mrs.
Bunch, James H. Tillman's sister, the
following appeared under an Ashe
ville date line on January 21:
Relative to an Edgefield, S. C., spe
cial to the New York Herald concern
ing Col. James H. Till-man, former
lieutenant governor of South Carolina,
and reproduced in a local paper, Till
man t,Oday gave out a rather interest
ing statement. The special said that
Tillman was here dying in poverty and
in the course of his statement Tillman
"Larkspur Cottage, Jan. 20, 1911.
In the Gazette-News of yesterday af
terncon appeared a dispatch which
compels my attention, though long ago
I made it a ruile to ignore covert
newspaper attacks. It would seem that
decency would force an honorable
man to refrain from such assaults
at least until I have recovered my
health and then as in the past no
quarter wiU be asked and none given.
"Althc ... the disrpatch carried an
Edgefierfdate line it was never sent
from that little city for no one la
there low and mean enough to have
Letter From GoT. Blease.
"It was conceived in Columbia and
bears the familiar markings of the
human vui1tur6 that has long befouled
that place. I know it pains my
friends to have it go out to the world
that they shun me after having showr
so much loyalty and devotion, but tc
characterize -the author a liar would
Ibe but to pay hi'm a compliment,
Among the hundreds of letters receiv
ed from them since my stay in Ashe
'ville, none is more gratifying than
one from Governor Blease, which I
'trust he will pardon me for quoting, in
which he says: 'Don't lose your nerve.
Be what you have always been, a
Ibrave man. Take c'ourage and win
your fight. Get well and come back~
home and be here with me in my fight
Ito redeem South~ Carolina. ....
and let's put'her back on her high
plane of citizenship.' He and mysell
for years have been special targets
of the newspaper brigands in South
Carolina. His recent victory, how
ever; in my state shows what little in
fuence that press enjoys at the pres
"I occupy a desirable cottage in Al
bemarle park and have an old family
negro for a servant. The statement
that I am penniless and about to starve
is too ridiculous and absurd to deserva
"The Asheville climate has been of
great benefit to me and under the
skillful treatmentof physiciatn. Friends
who are ignorant of the situation are
assured that I am steadily improving.
The report that T am in a dying con
dition 'is greatly exaggerated,' as
Mark Twain would say, and what
would say is rather too warm for print
"JIames H. Tillman."
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