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WHY JOHN KM WAS PARDONED
iia\. Blease Submits Ills Reasons to
Columbia, Dec. 27.?In accordance
with the law requiring him to give
to the legislature his reasons in cas
power, Gov. Hleaso has prepared the
following statement with reference to
Uie John Rlack case:
After reading carefully the testi
mony given in this case and the charge
delivered by tho attorney presiding
as special judge in my opinion, John
black should bavo been acquitted. I
nave practiced law more than twenty
two years and made a specialty of
criminal cases, having defended many
capital cases and very many of smaller
nature, and as to my reputation as a
criminal lawyer, I gladly leave that
to the people of the counties where I
have practiced, and to the judgment
of the circuit judges before whom I
have apopared, and I think from my
experience, that 1 am as competent to
judge of the testimony as that jury,
and as well posted on criminal law as
the lawyer who presided, and in my
opinion, when .lohn Black was convict
ed and his codefendants acquitted, jus
tice demanded that the verdict be set
aside, and in my opinion an impartial
and unprejudiced and well learned
presiding officer, who had no political
prejudice against the dispensary or
Ulnok, would have so :vcted.
"Other* Let Off."
Others have been let off by the pay
ment of a sum of money who acknowl
edged gvtilt, and of an offense involving
much larger sums of money than
Hlnck's transaction. They were saved
from the stripes and allowed to pay
hack to the state a small, measly pit
tance of what had been received, while
this man, one of the state's own sons,
was not allowed the privilege or giv
en the opportunity Of paying a Hue but
absolutely forced into stripes and in
to prison; but, forsooth, beouso he
was sickly, the words 'without labor'
were added to meet. I presume, the
?rrcat command to show me'-cy: such
mercy as this is a stench in the nos
trils of men and mockery in the sight
of God. Notwithstanding the immun
ity for pitiful sums given to these for
eigners, who had iWorn in public
conrt that they had bribed and had
robbed the taxpayers of South Caro
lina out of hundreds of thosuands of
dollars, the money was given hack to
them, and all of it In the name of the
state of South Carolina."
Thinks Ulack "the Scapegoat.*1
For these reasons, exercising mv le
fca! right under the constitution and
statute laws of South Carolina, 1
?granted pardon to the defendant, there
toy saving his brothers some of whom
are now holding high political offices,
and his sisters, and his true and afith
ful wife and innocent, sweet lltt'.e
children the humiliation of having
their brother, husband and father plac
ed in stripes, and him the dlsgrac ?
that predudiced political and person
al enemies attempted to heap upon
him. ir that jury had convicted all
I v.ould not have Interefered. but I
am satisfied that because of a per
sonal difficulty with one of the state
officers of this state that this man
was made the scapegoat of the entire
Somebody must be punished to save
some people's political reputation; a
conviction must he had; who shall it
be? Of course the man who cursed
the learned attorney general to his
face upon tho street, and it was not
personally resented. Why was the ease
transferred to Chester? Why left
there? Why was it not tried in Co
lumbia or in the same clrcut, at Ker
shaw, or If it must be in the 6th cir
cuit, why not at Lancaster or Kail-Held
or York? Why was it absolutely nec
essary to try it at that particular
court, by a specially picked and ap
pointed attorney to preside? The news
papers were clamoring for somebody's
conviction, and yet many were given
immunity, some of wr.om have since
come into the state and gone upon the
stand and swore as witnesses in oth
er cases that they were allowed to go
free and none have since been prose
Son of Confederate Soldier.
John Black's father was a brave
Confederate soldier; served as sher
iff of his county for more than twen
ty years and was holding that position
at the time of his death. A man (ligh
tly honored and of the highest charac
ter. His mother was one of the pur
est and noblest of Christian women,
and from the heat of family. His
brother, a state senator from an ad
joining county; another brother, the
audit or of his own county; another
brother, the mayor of his own.clty; ft
sister, tho wife of an ex-senator, and
one of the state's most prominent law
yers; Black himself havjng for many
j*arm been highly honored by his peo
ple as mayor of his town, as sheriff
?f his county to succeed his father;
as major of his regiment in the mill
tin, and having been otherwise hon
ored by the people of his state.
Why should he he kept for the
slaughter, when foreigners from out
side of the state, who came into the
state, were turned loose and given
immunity, notwithstanding the fact
that they admitted that they had at
tended to brfbV and did'bribe state
officers, and notwithstanding the fact
that in all trials upon such testimony,
the Juries have heretofore acquitted
or failed to agree, except in the case
of John Black.
"In my opinion, the pardoning pow
er was provided for the prevention of
just such travesties upon justice as
this, and to veitevo men from the op
pression of the courts by political ene
mies and prejudiced Jurors and par
tial and unlearned judges. These are
my reasons, gentlemen, for pardoning
John Black. They may not be suffi
cient in the minds of some people;
they are to me. and I have no excuses
to offer and no apologies to make.
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have returned to their home near
Grand View, Tex.
Mr. Paul Washington, of the North
Greenville High School is spending
the holidays at home.
Mr. Olice Arnold is visiting his
brother In law, Dr. S. A. noland in
Misses Sola May and Bertha Holt of
Llnwood College, Gastonia, N. C, arc
at home for the holidays.
Misses Sarah Cooper and Ethel Cul
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Midden Treasure Found by Boys.
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ASSESSOR'S NOTICE 1012.
The Auditor's office will be open
from the 1st of January to the 20th of
February, 1912, to make returns of ail
personal property for taxation and
wherever changes have been made in
For the conveneience of taxpayers
the Auditor or his deputy will attend
the following named places to receive
returns for said year to wit:
Tuesday, Jan. 9th, .1. S. Craig's store.
Scuf?etown Township, 10 a. m. to 3
Wednesday, Jan. 10, S. Watts Dean,
.lacks Township, 10 a. m. to 3 p. in.
Thursday, Jan. 11, Henno, Jacks
Township, 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.
Friday, Jan. 12, Clinton, Hunter
Township, 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.
Satuday, Jan. 13, Clinton Cotton
Mills, Hunter Township, 9 a. m. to 2
Saturday, Jan. 13, Lydia Cotton
Mills, Hunter Township, 3 to 7:30 p. in.
Monday, Jan. 1."), Goldville. Hunter
Township, 10 a. m. to 1 p. in.
Tuesday, Jan. Iii, Hopewell. J. .1.
Young's, Hunter Township, 10 a. in. to
3 p. m.
Wednesday. Jan. 17, Mountville,
Hunter Township, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Thursday. Jan. 18, Cross Hill town,
Cross Hill Township, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
Friday, Jan. 19, Waterloo town, Wa
terloo Township. 10 a. m. to 4 p. in.
Saturday, Jan. 20, Dr. W. C. Thomp
son. Waterloo Township, 10 a. m. to 3
Monday, Jan. 22, Jerry C. Martin's
store, Waterloo Township, 9 a. m. to
Monday, Jan. 22, nrewerton, Sulli
van Township, 1 to 4 p. m.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, Sharpe's store, Sul
livan Township, 9 a. m. to 12 m.
Tuesday. Jan. 23, Princeton, Sulli
van Township, 1 to 4 p. in.
Wednesday. Jan. 24, Tumbling
Shoals. Sullivan Township, 10 a m. to
2 p. m.
Thusday, Jan. 2."), Abner Pabb's, Dial
Township, 9 a. m. to 12m.
Thursday, Jan. 2?, 1). D. Harris',
Dial Township, 2 to i~> p. m.
Friday, Jan. 2(5, V. A. White's, Dial
Township, 9 a. m. to 12 m.
Friday, Jan. 2(>, Gray Court, Dial
Township, 2 to ."> p. m.
Monday, Jan. 29, Stewart's Store,
Young's Township, 9 a. in. to 3 p. m.
. Tuesday, Jan. 30, Cook's store,
Young's Township, 10 a. in. to 2 p. m.
Wednesday, Jan. 31, Young's Store,
Young's Township, 10 a. in. to 2 p. m.
Thursday, Feb. 1, Pleasant Mound,
Young's Township, 9 a. m. to 12 m.
Thursday, Feh. 1, Lanford's, Young's
Township, 2 to 6 p m.
Friday, Feb. 2, Ora, Scuflletown
Township, 9 a. m. to 12 in.
Friday. Feb. 2, Watts Mill store, I.au
rens, 2 to 7:150 p. m.
All male citizens between the ages of
21 and (10 years on the 1st of Jan
nary, except those who are incapable
of earning a support from being maim
ed or from other causes, are deemed
polls. Confederate veterans excepted.
Also all male citizens between the
ages of IS and ">0 on the 1st day of
January. IH12, arc liable to a road tax
of $ 1 .HO and are required to make their
return of same to the Auditor during
the time above specified and shall pay
to the County Treasurer at the same
time other taxes are paid in lieu of
working the road.
All taxpayers are required to give
Township and No. of School District;
also state whether property is situat- I
ed in town or country. Each lot, tract
of parcel of land must be entered sep
After the 20th of February f.O per
cent, penalty will he attached for fall
tire to make returns.
J. W. THOMPSON,
Nov. 29, 1911?td -
Executors, Administrators, Trustees
and Guardians are reminded that the
period for filing their annual returns
commences on the first day of Janu
ary every year.
O. G. Thompson,
Nov. 20, 1911.?tf. Judge of Probate.
CURED IN 30 MINUTES WITH jij J'K
Cured qutcktv. Tako no substitute
40c by mail or express from Muni.,
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or 50 from dltlgglatt.
Laurens Drug Company
Laurens, S. C.
The Books of the County Treasurer
will be opened for the collection of
State, County and Commutation Road
Taxes for fiscal year, 1911. at the
Treasurer's Office from October IBro.
to December 81st, 1911. Aftor Decem
ber 31st, one per-cent will be a*ded.
After January 31st, two per cent will
be added, and after Fobruary 28th..
seven per cent, will be added till the
15th. day of March, 1912, when the
books will be closed.
All persons owning property in more
than one Township ure requested to
call for receipts In each of the sevoral
Townships In which the property is
located. This is important, as addition
al cost and penalty may he attached.
Aii able-bodied male citizens be
tween the ages of 21 and 00 years of
ago are liable to pay a poll tax of $1.00
except old soldiers, who are exempt at
r>o years of age. Commutation Road
Tax $1.50, in lieu of road duty.
The Tax levy is as follows:
Fo;- State purposes.5% ml lb:
For Constitutional School Tax 3 mills
For Ordinary County purposes 3 mills
For Interest on Railroad Bonds 1 mill
For Roads and Bridge Bonds 3 mills
For Court House Bonds .. ..2 mills
Special Schools -Laurens Township.
Laurens No. 11.7 mills
Trinity Ridge No. 1.4 mills
Maddens No. 2.2 mills
Narnie No. 3.2 mills
Baileys No. 4.2 mills
Mills No. 5.2 mills
Oak Grove No. 0.2 mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Special Schools?Youngs Township.
Youngs No. 3.2 mills
Youngs No. 2.3 mills
Youngs No. 4.3 mills
Youngs No. 5.3 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.5 mills
Lanford No .10.4% mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Youngs No. 1.3 mills
Special Schools?Dials Township.
Green Pond No. 1.3 mill*
Dials No. 2.3 mills
Shlloh No. 3.2 mills
Gray Court-Owlngs No. 5 .. ..4 mills
Barksdale No. 6.2 mills
Dial Church No. 7.2 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.5 mills
Special Schools?Sullivan Township.
Mt. Bethel No. 2.3 mills
Princeton No. 1.3 mills
Poplar Springs No. 3.2 mills
Rabun No. 4.4 mills
Hendersonville No. 5.4 mills
Friendship No. 6.2V? mills
Brewerton No. 7.3 mills
Sullivan Township R R Bonds 4 mill
Special Schools?Waterloo Township.
Waterloo No. 14.3 mills
Mt. Gallagher No. 1.3 mills
Bethlehem No. 2.2 mills
Fkom No. 3.4 mills
Centerpoint No. 4.2 mills
Oakville No. 5.3 mills
Mt. Pleasant No. 6.2 mills
Mt. Olive No. 7.2 mills
Special Schools?Cross Hill Township.
Cross Hill No. 13.6 mill'.
Cross Hill No. 1.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 2.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 4.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 5.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 6.2 mills
Special Schools-Hunter T>wnship.
Mountvllle No. 16.4V6 mills
Hunter No. 2.2 mills
Hunter No. 3.2 mills
Clinton No, 5.6 mills
Hunter No. 8.3 mills
3peclat Schools?Jacks Township.
Hurricane No. 15.3 mills
Shady Grove No. 2.3 mills
Special Schools?Sruffletown Township
L?ngsten Church No. 3.3 mills
Scuflletown No. 1.2 mills
Lanford No. 10.4'/- mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to l>ay their Taxes through
the mall by check, money order, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names to
he taken off are requested to send
them early; and give the Township or
each, as the Treasurer is very busy
duiing the month of December.
ROSS D. YOUNG.
September 15, 1911.?td.
DR. CLIFTON JONES
Office in Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence Z19.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
Laurens, S, C.
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