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WILL ASK BOARD TO CANCEL
HOSIERY MILL CONTRACT.
Matter Will be Considered at Regu
lar ,Meeting of Penitentiary Di.
rectorate June 7.
Columbia, May 19.-Gov. Blease
will ask the penitentiary board of
directors to can:d the hoisery mill
There will be no extra session of
the penitentiary board of directors.
The next regular session of the
penitentiary board is June 7.
Chairman A. K. Sanders announced
today that the hosiery mill proposi
tion will be considered on June 7.
Gov. Blease and Chairman Sanders,
with penitentiary officials, inspected
today the hosiery mill and other pen
Gov. Blease will release from the
penitentiary a number of prisoners
who are suffering from chronic ail
Gov. Blease in a statement issued
today does not condemn the peniten
"I believe it (the hosiery mill) de
trimental to their (the .convicts')
health and I do not believe that it is
for the mest interest of the people of
the State, and for that reason I think
the hosiery mill contract should be
cancelled and other labor provided
for those prisoners," writes Governor
GoT. Blease Makes Statement.
After going through the peniten
tiary building this morning and ex
amining particularly the hosiery mill,
Gov. Blease this afternoon issued the
"Columbia, S. C., May 19.
"In company with Chairman San
ders, of the board of directors, Dr.
Butler, prison physician; Capt. C. C.
Roberts, captain of the guards, my
secretary, Mr. Blackburn, and Mr.
Green, of the News and Courier, I
have made a thorough inspection of
the penitentiary buildings and
grounds. I find the buildings a'id
grounds'clean, well kept and, in my
opinion, the sanitary .conditions are
as good as could be expected, taking
into consideration the general condi
tion of the buildings. I find that new
buildings are needed and improve
ments needed in the old buildings,
which I think the legislature should
appropriate money for or allow the
directors to use the money which they1
have or will have on hand for these
"I find some prisoners who are
helpless and in a pitiful condition.
Upon their assurance to me that they*
'have a good home to which they can
go, and that they will not be a burden.
to the county from which they came,
I promised to parole them, which I
intend to do (as soon as I can get the
proper information from the clerks of:
courts,) upon the recommendations of
Dr. Butler and MF'. Sanders and Capt.
As to Hosiery Mill.
"As to the hosiery mill-this is an
old building; some of the machinery
is old and out of date, and in my opin
ion not in proper condition for ser
vice. I find the building clean andi
the machinery seemingly well kept;
however, I am of the opinion that no
convicts should be required to do
work in this mill. I believe it detri
mental to their health, and I do not
believe that it is for the best interest
of the peopae tf the State and for that
reason I think the hosiery mill con
tract should be cancelled and other;
labor provided for these prisoners. If
it were voluntary it would be all right,
for these people to .work in this mill
at their own risk, as is done in the
hosiery mills and in the cotton mills
all over the State, but I do not think
that the State should compel labor in
this mill. As, in my opinion it is de
trimental to the health of the prison
ers and will result in great injury
both to those within the walls and to
the citizens of the State from those
who leave the walls and go among the
people at large.
Good Word for Officials.
"The officers, who accompanied me,
were very courteous and I am satis
fied that they are all doing their duty
and act as humanely as can be ex
pected, dealing with the worst ele-i
ment of the people of our State, and:
I am satisfied that those who are sick
are being properly cared for, and that
if there is anything particularly need
ed it is not inabilty but for the want
"On account of the illness of Sup
erintendent Griffith no meeting of the
board will be called until June 7..
which is the date for 'the regular1
meeting, at which time I hope definite
action as to closing the hosiery mill:
will >e taken."
The Hosiery Mill Buildin-.
The hosiery mill. about which so
much has been written of late. is a
three-story building. one of the floors
being slightly below the ground level,
although the windows are above
ground and the top of the ceiling is
several feet above the earth.
On the first floor the beginnings of
the hosiery manufacture is seen. On
the second floor much of the import
ant detail work is done and on the
third floor the finishing touches are
put in the manufacture of the hosiery.
State Board of Health.
The State board of health recom
mends that the hosiery mill be abol
ished. This is the course pursued by
Gov. Blease. The board also made
[ther recommendations as to the peni
While the penitentiary officials are'
aot wishing to criticise, it was learned
there today that the board of health
made what was termed "a hasty ex
amination." It was felt that more
time should have been given to the'
axamination of the hosiery mill.
Illinois Senate Wants More Probing.
Passes Resolution Emphasizing
Gravity of Situation.
Springfield, Ill., May 18.-Declaring
that William lLorfimer's election to
the United States senate was brought
ibout by bribery and corruption, and
that the gravity of the situation in
volving the integrity and good name
of Illinois and the welfare of the
country demands further inviestiga
tion, the Illinois senate today, by a.
vote of 31 to 10, adopted a resolution
asking that the United States senate
reopen the Lorimer investigation.
La Follette to Respond.
Washington, May 18.-Senator La,
Follette today gave notice to the sen
te that on Monday he -would call up
his resolution providing for a spe
cial committee to investigate charges
growing out of the election of Sena
tor Lorimer of Illinois.
PRAYS FOR BOY AND JURY.
Kother Invokes Divine Aid for Son
Charged With Murder.
Bainbridge, Ga., May 18---Dramati
cally begging to be allowed to offer
prayer, for her boy and the~ jury, Mrs.!
S. D. L. Ray knelt at the foot of the!
witness stand in the super:ior court
room here today and prayed earnest-'
y. Jurymen and others in the court
room shed tears.
The son, S. T. C. Ray, is charged
with the murder of Essie Schwarz, a
young girl, whom the State alleges
he brought here from Montgomery,
Ala., and on the night of April 1, last,
when she refused to retur~n to Mont
gomery with him, shot her to death.
The defence alleges insanity. The
boy apparently was unmoved by his
mother's prayer and seemingly has
paid little attention to the develop-!
ment of the State's case.
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