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VOLUME LI., NUMBER IS. JfEWBEEEY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, *UQ A YEAB.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO
MEET AGAIN THURSDAY
GOVERNOR CUT APPROPRIATION
BILL ABOUT $130,000.
Was Sustained in Only About $7,500?
Legislature Worked All Saturday
Special to The Herald and News.
Columiba, March 3.?After spending
Saturday afternoon and Saturday
night, until 4 o'clock Sunday morning,
passing upon the items vetoed in the
general appropriation bill by the governor,
the general assembly adjourned
until Thursday afternoon at two
o'clock, taking the position that certain
Acts sent by the governor to
the secretary of State, without the
signature of the governor, would not
become law until the next session of
the general assembly, unless the general
assembly remained in session
three legislative days after the Acts
w-erf delivered to the governor, ine
governor has no Act in his office; of
253 Acts sent him by the general assembly,
all of them have either been
sent over to the secretary of State,
or returned with veto messages to the
ljouse in which they originated. Some
~ Ante? hfturflver tHo PTIVip TTliOr
yji lucoc AVIO, uuKvvi, in,
neither approved nor disapproved, and
simply sent them to the secretary of
State, the secretary of State receipting
for them. There are those who take
the position that when an Act is receipted
for from the governor's office
by the secretary of State it is in the
sanK condition, so far as becoming
law is concerned, as if vigned by the
governor. The general assembly,
hnwpvpr took the other view, and ad
journed until Thursday afternoon so
as to give three days for its eleventhhour
Acts to become laws. It is supposed
the legislature will simply come
back and adjourn.
The general appropriation bill was
sent to the governor on Saturday
morning, as was the county supply
bill. The county supply bill was sign
ea oy tne governor a:iu s ni lu ius
secretary of State. The veto message
on the general appropriation bill was
sent to the house immediately upon its
reconvening at 3.30 o'clock on Saturday
afternoon, and the house struggled
Willi nit: veiyts mini ituum luiuuigxn,,
and then sent it over to the senate,
which finished with it about 4 o'clock
The governor vetoed items amounting
to about $130,000, which, if sustained,
would have reduced the levy
marly ono-half mill. Very few of the
vetoes on these items were sustained
?the items on which vetoes were sus
tained by the legislature amounting
to only about $7,500.
Following are the items vetoed by
the governor and the action of the
spiipmI ass^mhlv nnnn the vetoes:
The Governor's Vetoes.
Extra clerical services, comptroller
?cnerars office, $1,000. (Veto overriden
Kit hnnco SI frr\ IS- rwprHrtpn hv
s?nate, 32 to 1.)
Printing, comptroller general's office.
$500. (Veto overriden by house,
S2 to 19; overriden by senate. 31 to 4.)
Printing. Sts.te treasurer's office,
$2,000. (Veto overriden by house 79
to 23; overriden by senate, 34 to 2.)
Deficit for 1912. for lighting, $2,<?
" J ^ rt < i r V ^ V\tr Vir^nCA 7 ->
v t;iu in ci i men u_> nuuoc, ij
to 21; overriden by senate, 28 to 6.)
Deficit for 1912, health department,
$2,536.62. (Veto overriden by house,
77 to 19; overriden by senate, 32 to 3.)
For books and blanks, investigation
and installation of system of bookkeeping
and examination of financial
condition of counties, $5,000, tax de-'
| partment?vetoed on ground that same :
matter is contended to be elsewhere;
provided for in bill. ' (Veto overriden!
by house, 72 to 26; overriden \by j
senate, 25 to 10.)
Equipment, University of South j
Carolina, $4,500. < Veto overridden by1
^ --3 I *> A
llOUSe, lO overriucu uy at-tiatcr, -jki .
General expenses, University of
South Carolina, $12,000. (Veto overi
tlv Over ridert
^.riden by house, 90 to 9; overriden by
senate, 30 to 3.)
Improving dining hall and kitchen
and equipping sarfte, University of
South Carolina, $15,000. (V<eto overriden
by house, 81 to 14; overriden by
senate, 30 to 2.)
For completing hew dormitory, U-nij
versity of South Carolina, $25,000.
] (Veto overriden by house, SO to 15: |
overriden by senate, 29 to 6.)
For extension of heating plant. University
of South Carolina, $17,500.
(Veto overriden by house. 85 to 17;
overriden by senate, 29 to 7.)
For agricultural extension work,
State Colored college, $1,000. (Veto
sustained by house, ">4 to 29, thus kill- j
ing the item.)
For summer school. State Colored
j college, $500. (Veto sustained by
| house, 58 to 31.)
| For Confederate Home College, $2,000?on
ground that word "Confeder!
ate" is a misnomer and thajt this is u |
! private institution. (Veto overriden bj .
j house, 80 to 1-4; overriden by senate J
^31 to 1.)
For Historical Commission, $5,350.
(Veto overriden by house,-in three
| votes on three items; also overriden
j by senate.)
For interest "likely to accrue, $5,!
000." under the head of "interest on
| bonded debt." (Veto overrid-en? by |
| house, 79 to 11; overriden by senate
29 to 2.)
For claims passed by general assembly,
$10,000?on ground that James
Henry Rice claim and some other
1 amounts should have be^ provided
V for in joint resolution, if provided for
at all, and sent to governor in regular
manner, and that inconvenience to
others in drlay which would ensue
| should not stand in way of refusing |
| to pay claims the governor contended |
this legislature had no right to pay. |
(Veto overriden by house, 74 to 11; j
overriden by senate, 32 to 2.)
Deficit public printing for 1912, $5,341.45.
(Veto overriden by house, 69
| to 12; overriden by senate, 24 to 8.)
Corn Breeders association, $1,000.
(Veto overriden by house, 76 to 11;
sustained by senate, 21 to 15. thus
killing the item.)
Phosphate commission, $300. (Veto j
overriden by house, 70 to 13; sustain-j
j ed by senate, 21 to 14, thus Killing me
South Carolina Live Stock association,
$1,000. (Veto sustained by
house, 45 to 36, thus killing the item.)
South Carolina Agricultural society,
$5,000. (Veto overriden by house, 64
to 18; overriden by senate, 29 to 4.)
Defiicit for 1911, printing, $1,136.18.
(Veto overriden by house, 61 to 24;
sustained by senate, IS to 16, thus killing
State Colored Fair association, $1,unonimnnclv
ell etu in od h V
UUV. V v ciu uuauixiiuuQtj ouuvv*?.vv. j
the house, thus killing the item.)
Chairs for house of representatives,
$1,079, and linoleum for gallery of
house, $324?on ground that sufficient \
provision had been made for these
matters elsewhere in bill. (Vetoes
overriden by house and senate.) f
Plant Breeders association, $1,500.!
(Veto overriden by house, 57 to 28; j
sustained by senate, IS to 17. thus ,'
killing the item.)
Another Surprise Marriage.
Mr. Holland 0. Felltrs and Mi*s I
j Hove Agnes Harris were married
! Columbia cn Sunday morning at 9.30 '
o'clock at Ebenez<>r Lutheran parson-;
; age. by the ev. C .A. Freed. Mr. j
Fellers was accompanied by his broth- i
" - Jo I
I er, Mr. minis renters. iu- unuc w j
! from Lake City, S. C., and last fall 1
! she taught in Chester, going then1 from |
j Newberry where she had charge of the *
j kindergarten before that. She mad* J
many friends during her stay here, j
her little pupils being very fond of
! her, which added to her popularity in
tho f>fvmmnnifv The zroom has a re
l sponsible position in the city office of i
the electric light and water plant, and '
is held in esteem by the general pub- j
lie. The happy couple arrived here!
on Sunday afternoon by the 2.48
Southern, a .id are "at home" to their
friends at the residence of Mrs. Mary
Newberry welcomes this popular
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couple ana an join m uuusiaunauuu^j
and best wishes. I
HOSIERY MILL MUST GO
CAVC TUF I CflCI ATIIDE
OtMO 1I1L LLU1 JJLifi 1 UIVLi
ONLY ONE VOTE AGAINST BILL IN
Senator Johnstone, of Newberry, Opposed
The Bill?Ml Goes
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia. March 3.?The hosiery
mill at the State penitentiary will be
abolished. The general assembly has
passed the measure prohibiting the
employment of convicts in the mill after
November 1, 1013. The bill passed
the hous-e some days ago, and was
passed by the senate on Friday. In
the senate there was only one vote
against the measure?that of Senator
Alan Johnstone of Newberry. When
Governor Blease, who has made a
strenuous fight for the abolishment of
* 1 ^ if V* /\ oftar liio
Lilt LLJ111, Sl^lICU It, lie dVAVicui CMOV-A mo
signature, the words, "Thank God,"
and sent the following message to the
Gentlemen of the General Assembly:
I have just signed my name to the
act abolishing the hosiery mill at the
State Penitentiary. I have heard it
said that "Man's inhumanity to man
makes countless thousands mourn."
This could truly be applied to the
iviiii ~\ luwi mnf]p n hard and
j auiA. x A?U ? ^ ?mv%V>W
determined fight to relieve this suffering,
and I wish to thar.k you, in
the name of all mankind, f-or the manhood
displayed by those of you who
voted for this measure. And I ask
the tender mercy of God upon those
who refused to listen to this appeal
for mercy from their fellowmen. To
the young member from Spartanburg,
nvjfln onr>h a e-flllnnt ficrhf_ South
*T XX \J :iIUU V- k.lV?Vi* V*. "O 7 ?
Carolina owes much, and I can assure
him that when the time comes his
appeal for support for that which he
may ask from the people will be answered,
even as he answered the appeal
of these poor convicts for mercy.
Gentlemen, I thank you. May God's
richest blessings rest upon you. If
the legislature of 1913 does nothing
"'ill mnoifo 1 mirV DTI
V-lSf' Will I ^ C* ****** *% w ?
the records of the recording a.igel.
Cole. L. Blease,
^-1 V.;.> O r> vior^h 1 1015
VJUIUIUUIU, Kj. V/M JH11VU 1. U -.V.
Petit Jury, March Toini, lfllS.
T. W. Abrams, No. 4.
T. P. Adams, No. 3.
.1. T. Bouknight, Newberry mill.
J. S. Crouch, Silverstreet.
E. D. Chaney, Kinards.
R. M. Cook, No. 9.
M. B. Caldwell. No. 11.
J. M. Dennis, Prosperity.
J. W. Denning;. Newberry.
H. W. Dorainick, Newberry.
Geo. A. Epting, Xo. 5.
W. F. Ezell. Whitmire.
.T. G. Floyd. No. 9.
J. M. Felker, No. 3.
J. H. Garrett, No. 9.
J. R. Groen, Newberry.
N. T. Hogg, Newberry.
C. M. Harmon, Prosperity.
W T Tester. No. 9.
Geo. H. Livingston, No.' 9.
E. T. Mayer.
J. 0. Moore.
0. L. Mayer. No. 5.
W. Marcus Lcster. No. 9.
J. G. Morse, Whitmire.
V . n. .villi!*, n..
J. I). Oxner.
S. J. D. Price.
B. W. Stivers. Newberry mill.
P. M. Schumpert.
J. E. Shealv, Little Mountain.
A. Story. Newberry mill.
W. B. Timmerman, Newberry.
.7. D. Tidmarsli, Whitmire.
J. S. Werts, No. 2.
H. M. Wicker, Pomaria.
Drawn Friday: W. I. Herbert, .J. V.
Dickert, E. L. Griffin, 0. S. Wessinger,
.Tas. H. Monts. Jno. VV. Scott, .T. W.
Mack, S. J. Mayer, Jno. 0. Adams, J.
W.- Wicker, Leo. Hamilton. L. Q.
Holding over from I Mil': usoar vv.
Wessinger, J. 0. Singlev, W. O. Pitts,
T. .T. Gibson, K. M. Shealy, H. M.
The trouble with the hobo conven
tion in New Orleans seems to nave i
been that so many of the citizens were J
mistaken for delegates.?News and '
Vh'lOb Akt htiMAINtD
VETO ALSO KILLS I'EK DIEM EA-j
PENSES FOK .11 DUES.
Oil Inspection Hill Over Veto?Veto
on sale of Asylum Property.
Snppial ro The Herald and News.
Columbia, .March 3.?The McCravey-Lawson
local option compulsory
education bill was vetoed by tne govrnor,
aad tlie veto was sustained by i
tne senate, 23 voting to pass tne iua-j
1 sure o-ver the veto and 14 against? |
'the necessary two-thirds being lackI
ing. The veto tirst went to tne nouse,
I where the bill originated, and the
I house voted to override the veto,
I but the senate, in sustaining the ve
! to, kined the bill.
1 he Carlisle bill providing tor conii
pulsory education ia the city of Spartanburg
was overriden by tne senate,
but sustained by the house, and the
: m-aasure killed.
Thus both the local option general
compulsory education measure and
the Spartanburg local compulsory
education measure were finally defeated.
\o Increase in Judges' Fay.
By a vote of 65 for and 44 against
the bill, the house sustained :iie veto
of the governor to allow judges
I a per diem of three dollars while
| holding court.
Asylum Measure Veto Sustained.
The measure to provide fo.* the
sale of the asylum property in Columj
bia by the sinking fund commission
fcr not less than one million dollars,
was vetoed by the governor, and the
| veto was sustained by tlie House, oy
a vote of 63 for the bill and 33
against?the necessary two-thirds to
pass it over th?e veto being lacking,
i The veto of the oil inspection bill
j was overriden by bjni 1 ouses.
j riienuv Kecordtr Veto Sustained.
| The house, by a tie vote, sustained
i the veto of the measure introduced
! by Mr. \Y. F. Stevenson to establish
a recorder's court in Cheraw and to
give tli' recorder, elected by the
town council, jurisdiction in Cneraw
I township in all cases involving not
! more than $r,u0 or three inontns imj
prisonment. It was urged that it
j would be very dangerous to give a rej
corder elected by a town council such |
power, not only in the town but outside
of the town.
Vetoes Killed Bills.
In addition to the vetoes on the!
general appropriation bill, there have!
been seventeen vetoes by the governor,
including two acts which were
I returned because duplicates of them
I had already been ratified. Of the
; vetoes only four were overriden, and
f in one of these?that relating to the
j State Agricultural Society?the goverI
nor withdrew his objections to the
A Former Helena Boy.
Mr. J. E. Glenn, the newly appointed
division roadmaster of the C. & W.
C. railway to succeed Mr. A. W. Todd,
who was recently appointed general j
roadmaster, has rented the house on j
Jones street recently vacated by Mr. j
W. H. Anderson, and has moved his)
family her-t*. Mr. Glenn is a very com- J
npfpnt raliroad man. having been con-j
ductor on the work train before the !
promotion to his present position. He i
will have charge of maintenance and
construction between Verdery and j
Spartanburg and Laurens and Green-j
A Slight Misunderstanding.
A man who lisped had bought some
pigs, and he asked a neighbor tor the
use of a pen a few days.
"f have jutht been purchasing thon
thwine?two tbowth and pigth. F want
to put them ir your pen til I can fifth i
a plaith for them."
"Two thousand pigs!" exclaimed the
astonished neighbor. "Why, n*y pen
will hardly hold a dozen!^
"You don't understand me. Mr. Ben
I don't thay two thouthand pigth, but
two thowth and pigth!"
"I hear you," said Mr. Bent, "Two!
thousand pigs! Why you must be;
Governor Vetoed Measure Si
lief for the Needy Sch
den by Be
Special to The Herald and News.
I Columbia, March 3.?The hardest
! struggle in the legislative session of
I HUG was over the matter of levying
a one-mill tax for the free public
! schools of South Carolina. The levy
i of such a tax was strongly urged by
I Governor Blease in his annual mes!
sage and governor told the legislature
I that if he. was not given such a tax
| for the fiee public schools it would
' 1 * 1- T sinm
taKe iwo-uiiras 01 eatrxi uuuse wiry
the appropriations for the State
colleges. A bill was introduced in the
! house by Mr. Mitchell levying this
| tax, and it passed the house. This
I bill, however, which directed how the
j money should be expended, did not
! meet with the approval of the governor,
who was urging the one-mill for
the aid of the weak schools, placing
the fund in the hands of the State
| board of education to 1>p expended as
i rho Stuto hnarrl saw necessity for its
expenditure, in assistance .of the
schools which needed the help. Over
in the senate the governor's views
were incorporated in an mendment offered
by Senator Appelt in the finance
committee, and for awhile it seemed
; that all would ue smooth sailing, and
that the bill the governor was urging
,vould be passed. When the bill
finally was sent to the governor, however,
it provided for 50 per cent, of
the; fund to remain in the county
! V.,?ir1o onH tllo rtfhpr fi ft V net
| IJUdl U lU^uo anu tuv x
cent, to be expended by the State
board of education, the method cf expenditure
beir.g set out. The bill
was sent to the governor on Friday
j night. Shortly after midnight the
same night the governor sent in the
following veto message:
% The Veto Message.
! "Gentlemen of the' House of R pre!
! 44 r vnn Vi/arowith without
1 1CIU1 II W juu 11V v - .v.,
my signature, Act No. 237 (House
Bill No. 233, Senate No. 504), to levy
and collect a one-mill State tax
for the free public schools and provide
| for the distribution of the same.' ^
! "Gentlemen, I have seen a great
1 many abortions in legislation, but this
is the worst of them all?this is the
chief of all the sinners yet born. Section
i ic hoputifni. hut it is a deceiver,
and, after we pass it, God save the
mark and the name of the title."
"In the first place, any county, yes,
even any school district, can now
vote itself a special school levy, without
the consent of your highness and
that of your Lord Chief's at the other
end of the capital. Therefore, the
half of the one-mill levy for the county
board fund is of absolutely no
consequence and of no service.
"As for the other, it is a very serious
question, if you will make a
close calculation, if the half of the
one-mill levy provided for disposal by
the State board of education will meet
the appropriation that you provide it
shall meet, and then you have left out
one of the most important features,
which is, or was, the $30,000 to be
used for the payment of rural graded
school applications, building applica
ti ns iiiicl lerm cmmimuh cations
now on file in the office of the
State superintendent of education for
the fiscal year 1912, and your little
joker, added at the end, "any additional
fund at the disposal of the
State board"?gentlemen, if there is a
man in either of your branches who
would take a slate and pencil and
add up the figures stated in your bill
he would easily see that there would
be a deficit. If I did not have the bill
before me, I could not conceive el
such a make-shift, and 1 can not conceive
of its purpose, ur/less it is on
behalf of some astute politicians to
keep it from appearing that tne present
governor had succeeded in doing
something for th-e free public
schools, and to deprive him of the
little credit which he might have got
if he had beon able to carry through
- fr,* o mip-mill
s Fight on
ill School Tax
it #] #] nnt DA
XjriAig 11 villi UUl \J1TC U1C 1XCools
for Which He had
t lew for the free nnhlin srhnnls. in
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i order to help the little country chil;
dren and the little factory children
of South Carolina.
"Gentlemen, read this bill; deliberate
over it; think about it, and, after
you have finished, if there is a
man in the general assembly who v
calls himself a statesmaii, who had \ .
any part whatever in bringing about V
this abortion, and still regards it as
a measure which will be of benefit to
the free public schools and to the little
country and factory boys and girls,
let him present himself at my office,
for I would like to look upon him and
would like to reward him.
"I pleaded with you, gentlemen,
asking for this one-mill tax?not for
myself, for I have no children, and if
j I had, I would, thank God, be able to
educate ui-em witnout aepenaing on &
free public school or a State levy?but
I did it for the mothers, who are
: praying, for the fathers who are hop
ing for the welfare of their children,
and for the future of the State. After
! the Mitchell bill, as it was termed.
i passed the house, I had a contereace
with the State superintendent of education,
and agreed upon a compromise,
which I felt would still carry - '
out what I was urging for the relief /
of the needy schools. This was of!
fered in the senate as an amendment
! ?the amendment which migtft be
i termed the Appelt amendment, com!;
ing from the finance committee, and ?
! 1 felt surely there would be no fur:
ther trouble ii? having the demands of
justice met. tiut, gentlemen, you have
i fur.ipil -a dv-af pav Knt von havp not
i ; turned a deaf ear to your higher institutions
of learning. For them you
; have made extravagant a appropriations,
and for them yqu have lavish''
ed money tor useless purposes.
I "li the gamc of politics is to be
' [ played at the expense of the educa!
i tion of the little children of this State,
'! God save the State. YeOfe more, if
I i" icrnnnon/ta in A|?/^QT*
i IU ivccu ciiciii ill ifeUV/A iu vxuwi
? i *
I to keep from giving credit to one who
is trying to help them is the purpose
i of some would-be statesmen, then
God grant that the people may rise in.
i their inignt in their next election and
J smite sucb statesmen hip and thigh;
j for if this be your idsa of helping
I the pooor little country children and
j the little factory children to get an
i education, then I would ask you, when
you go limine, to call your own little
children around you, and in * our prayers,
as you lay them in their little
Krt/lo f a . >??]? P s\A 4- K o r vfViAi*
j ucuo, iu aoiv. vjuu ixiai viuui
j maf do by your children as you have
' attempted to do by the little ones of
other people, who are not able to eUucatc
\eir little ones, and are looking
to their State for help. And when
i you shall have done this, and lay your
i heads upon your pillows I hope that
j your sleep may not be disturbed by
j any vision of the dark cloud of ignorance
hovering over your own little
! ones, as you are permitting this cloud
! to remain and to darken over the little
: ones of others who are helnless. Gen
i tleiiien, I have dene what I could. I
could do no more.
"Cole L. Blease,
The veto was overriden by the house
| and, in view of certain statements
made on the floor of the house, the
governor on Saturday morning, later
I in the day, sent the following message
to the genera] assembly, setting
forth his position in full:
Governor's Position. "~
| "'Gentlemen of the General Assembly:
| "I thought I had made clear my
I position in reference to the one-mill *
j tax for the free public schools, but
I it seems that I have not, in the minds
! of some; therefore I am forced to
j burden you with another message. I
I favored, and how favor, levying a
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