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BLEJSSE WlliS IF
TELLS WHAT HE THINKS LEOIS
LATI HE SlIOl'LI) 1>0
Leave:* for 1'ortlintl, Mp., to Atten<
Meeting of National Council of
News and Courier.
Columbia, Sept. 11.?Governo
Blease left Columbia this afternooi
for Portland. Me., where he goes to at
ten the National conccil of th<
Order of Red Men. In a half jocula:
vein, but perhaps with more or les:
serious intent, he suggested that h<
was going to see his campaign for th<
vice presidential nomination startet
in pursuance of his suggestion tha
he would have something further t(
say by way of explanation o: his proc
lamation of the official and formal cal
1 "AoirvT! r\f fro (rprip M
IOr lilt! spetiai jcoiuii v/i v"^ ^ ?.
assembly. Governor Blease had this
statement prepared for the press.
"I stated to T>.e Xevvs and Couriei
correspondent last night, when I gav<
him the proclamation calling for ar
extra session o. the legislature, that ]
did not have the oportunity then t(
prepare a statement of mi views ir
reference to t'r.e extra session, but tha
1 would give them to him this morn
ing. i did make a few remarks to hin
as be .--tates, among them that 1 wai
not inclined to agree that a stay lav
of some kind or form could not be le
gaily enacted. My reason for calling
the extra session o. the general as
sembly are clearly and fully set fort'
in the proclamation. I shall of cours
when the legislature is convened sen
them a short message, giving to ther
such suggestion as I think are propel
and then leave it with them to enac
such laws as they deem wise.
"I think, however, that one of th
very things that they should do woul
be to appoint a non-factional commit
tee to confer with a similar commit
tee for the legislature of other cot
ton growing States as to what is bes
to do in reference to the cotton situa
t.ion so as to get together upon
proper and uniform law that the bene
fits derived irom it will be given io a]
of the cotton growing people and ap
proved by the governors of the cottoi
"Now invidually. I am of the opin
ion that they should pass a law pro
tecting the poor' people of the Stat
from being imopsed upon by the ore
closure c either personal or real es
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lilie mui leases i-?..?
am satisfied that such a law can b
passed as will meet every constitution
al requirement. T~ey may not call i
a stay law. but it most assuredly caj
be termed a law for the protection o
the majority of the citizens of th
"I also think that they should pass
law to reduce the rate of interest i
this State and to make it a felon;
punishable by a long ter^m c>" impris
onment." without" the alternative of
fine, for any person association or cor
poration to charge any monev-borrov,
* er. either by discount or otherwis:
* anv greater rate of interest than tha
fix J in ::K; bill so as to stop t e usun
or you mig' t properly say robbery, c
the man who is compelled to have
'1 think they sfcoif.d also take u,
and give *i eir. most careful and ser
ious consideration r. Sr.ite wareNo;is
system?either such bill as was intr i
duced at the last session, or such bi'
as will give the farmers proper relief.
"And yet the most important of al
matters to be considered, as 1 see ii
is to make arrangements to finance th
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OLULtr UUIlllg 111310, iHiiiuiii :cou
ing executions against the property o
the individual citizen \vl:o will no
be able to meet his tax obligations tiii:
fall. The present administration bor
rowed all the money it wanted thi:
year?sufficient amount to run it?a
3 1-2 per cent, in the face of all th<
cursing, abuse and vilification and th<
lies that have been told on the presen
governor, and with the bankers, mone:
interests all fighting him and trying
' to hamper his administration in orde:
to cause his defeat. It certainly wouk
seem t.:en that tae incoming adminis
iration. with a very, very, wealthy ban!
m r its head, endorsed b'
all tlie money interests o:" the Stat<
* in-1' Chvz capitalists, bankers, railros<
. n Mill pro-! ;us ' a':.
i . " r 1 - *- y
a . . is. : l ill S.'.r i t. ?
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forced upon the market and hip wife
;.nd children turn*"] out o home: and.
^ as the State has borrowed this y?-ar all
the money s.'.e wants at 3 1-- per cent., j
and no individual can borrow money j
* at all. or if so. for not less than eight
or ten ner ceilt. therefore, it is better
for all the individuals. AS 0\K.
' called tn .State, to borrow money to
; run t.'.e government 011 until April 1st.
at 3 1-2 per cent., or even at 5 per cent,
than to force the one individual citizen
to mortgage all he has to borrow
i" money at eight or ten per cent in or1
der to pay his pro rata share of the
- running expenses of the government,
- of which government he is one. I have
r repeatedly called the attention of the
5 legislature to the fact that extrava5
cr-int .vnnrrvnrio'fmn j maHn oYfra va cru Ti1 !
jjUiit ci \J l-f * UIHVH J IlllVUV- V*^b4 M f M^bkllb
5 levies, and if the legislature had list'
ened to me at its last session, and sustained
all my vetoes, the levy this year
t could have been much less than it is;
) however, it is too last now to discuss
- that situation. We must discuss the
1 one that taces us. There is many a
I poor man who will not be able to pay
> his taxes this fall?in fact he will not
be able to pay for what he and his .
. family have already necessarily had to
i consume in order to sustain li<:e, and
i will have a hard time to make ar[
rangements to continue to get the 'ne>
cessities of life under the present fi-,
l nancial panic; and it most assuredly
t would be unjust, unfair and tyrannical
. for the whole to say to the one, we
i will take your property and force it'
3 on the market and force your wife,
; and children out in the street if you j
. do not pay your taxes by a certain
j- date, particularly, when the whole
l-n^vc tVint ir ic inrnnssihlp for flip !
h one, the individual to make such are
rangements, or if he does make it, to
d do so by the payment of an exorbitant
n profit to the money lender. To ilus-;
trate?suppose a corporation is com l
*posed of ten men and they owe ?100,- j
000?each being required to pay in
$10,0Q0. If the corporation could bor^
row the amount needed at 3 1-2 per
cent, and no individual could borrow
" I his $10,000 for less than 10 per cent
, by mortgaging all he had, would it not
' be better for the corporation, as a
i whole to borrow the $100,000 than
1 i:or each individual to be forced to bora
row his $10,000? Any one will answer
j j "les, xor ice individuals uia^e me corI
poration. Just so with the State. It is
much cheaper for the State, as a
. whole to borrow the amount needed
to run the government than it is to
force each individual to pay an exorbitant
rate of interest, by mortgaging all
G of his property to pay his pro rata
" share; and as with the corporation,
the individual makes the great corpor1
ation?namel.', the State.
"As I stated in my inaugural ad'
dress, in 1910, which 1 repeat now?it
1 is far better to have a poor govern1
ment and a wealthy people than it is
f to have a wealthy government and a
e poor people. If our general assembly
had listened to me then, and acted
a upon ihat presumption, which is abson
lutely true, our people would not be
7 as closely pincaed as we are .in the
- present crisis; but the legislature;
a being overwhemingly opposed to me,
- carried out its usual policies and
- shnwpd the world that anti-Blease
?. ism was the oppression of the poor,
t while Bleaseism was then, as it is to*.
day, the re.uge of the poor and the
a It will be noted that Governor
Blease places pecial stress upon tae
F idea of a conference between a ncn -
factional committee from the South
c Carolina assembly and a similar com
iti'.-e from other States. He thinks
:1 this will accomplish more in the way
of results t.:an a conference o:' govj
If t. e people of the State and the
A general assembly want a stay law or
. its equivalent Governor Blease thinks
f it can be done.
11 August Kohn. j
IS EXTRA SESSIONS SO FAR
t >one Has Been Held in Last Thirtytwo
Years?Some of the
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_ The State.
i Thirty-two years have intervened
r between the last extra session of the
j South Carolina general assembly and
the calling Thursday of such a session
- to convene October 6 of this year.
From the scattered sources of in*
formation it was difficult to find the
i purposes lor many of the extra
i r j
peopl?* of ill*' Slat.- an opportunity to
know the attitudes of other State? toward
The extra session of l*Ci? was the
secession convention, which was called
to order in Columbia in December
and adjourned to Charleston. Joseph
LeConte in his autobiography says:
"The secession convention, which sat
in Columbia in December, 1860, was
the gravest, ablest and most dignified !
body of men I ever saw brought to-;
gether. They were fully aware of the
extreme gravity of their action. While
the convention was in session small- ;
pox broke out in Columbia, so the de
liberations were continued in Char-1
leston and the session decree signed 1
The xtra session of 1S66 was called ;
at the suggestion of Gen. Andrew j
Johnson as a constitutional conven- j
A! rnu A 7 ~ ~
lion. i lie uiilieu oiaies eunju ess, 11
however, refused to acknowledge the 1
work of this convention, demanding
the reconstruction of the Southern j
States and a new constitution. This
demand resulted in the convention of
1868, which elected Scott as governor. J
The next extra session of import- '
ance was the one called by Gen. "VVade
Hampton, in 1S77, following his elec- .
ticn to the governship the previous
year. His right to be executive had
been questioned but President Hayes j
Viic nlcir.ti/~wn anH thic /->nn von.
auxilllivu 1UO uuu v * A A O \yVll ? Vii
tion was called for the purpose of I
straightening out the entanglements. I
WILL HE COSTLY j
Expenses Estimated Between $1,000
and 1,-00 Per Day?Several
It has been estimated t'.:at the cost
of an extra session of tlie legislature j '
will be between $1,000 and 31.2.~0 a:
day, including the salaries of-the
, members of the general assembly,
house officials, senate officials and a
conservative allowance for printing
' and the engrossing department. Of
j this amount $842.50 a day would be
paid out in salaries, but the law does
not require a member to the general
1 assembly to accept his salary. The
1 running expenses, per day, it is
'thought, will amount to at least $.300,
' depending largely on the expenses of
!the engrossing department,
i "Members of the general assembly
when convened in extra session shall \
receive the same compensation as is j
fixed bv law for the reaular session.'' I
says the constitution of South Caro-1
lina (article 3, section 19); ami the
compensation for the regular session
is fixed by statute at $200 and mileage
at 5 cents per mile'going and returning.
| So each member of the general assembly
is entitled to draw, for his at- j
tendance on the extra session, the '
sum of $200 plus mileage. There 'are j
normally 168 members. A number of t
vacancies, however, exist at this time,
due variously to deaths, resignations
and ot:.er causes. For instance, there
are two vacancies in the Richland
county delegation, one%due to the resignation
of the senator, F. H. Weston,
upon his nomination to be United
State district attorney; the other due5
to the death of Representative P. T. '
Yonmans shortly after the adjourn-:
ment of the last session.
Section 15. code of 1912, volume '
1. is as follows:
Members o. the general assembly
shall received as compensation for :
their services the sum of $200 for
each regular session and mileage at i
the rate of o cent per mile for the j
actual distance traveled in the most I
direct route going to and returning j
from the place where the session of i
t're general assembly shall be 1:eld; j
and the speaker of the house of rep- i
resentatives shall receive a salary of
$100 per session in addition to his j
compensation as a member."
It is provided, also, that "in case !
of an extra session of the legislature i
the assistant clerks shall receive the I
same pay as members of the general j c
assembly." j e
The expenses in the house are esti- j"
mated as follows: Four officers at $5
per day. $20; three doorkeepers at
S3 per day, $9; five pages at $2 per (
day, $10; seven laborers; at $2 per
day, Si4; nine clerks at So per day, j
For the senate there would be four
oiV: -y>. four doorkeepers. two ] n?:s, 1 =
T - 1. " ]> : to
Are the men
SAVE THEIR P
and foolish exp<
the Bank, where
and where you c;
cash in time of n
Just as illustrated,
nothing to be desire
I full |FJj fjj
I A J M tel
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'' < 86. <il. raCFiaiKTtft,.^ k-at^frVl iMM?THr.'-J
I THIS CFFt>
| NOW 2 s:
y minute you pull the cork jr
><?J us thirty long years to prod
? I assures you of satisfaction, ft
:i JUST SAY, USEN
;i 1 2 FULL QUAE
P 2 FULL QUA5
i) $ and enclose cer
!<1 V?'e prepay express on all Adams
l* 'i iTri i r? _ /-?. i. , ?*? >TV,
wmsKies, nrancues, cu_. i ?
| H. CLAIi
f $640 was appropriated in 1914 for a i
ixpenses common to both houses. at
OUR FRIENDS IN PROSPERITY an
Jive Added Praise.. Their Statments
It is gratifying for us to read such j-j(
ood news as the fallowing, for it
ibows that the experience of ouri,<c
. > : V." 0 *
' -Vh T; y sr.cn Ti.'
3d in Lii
wlio HAVE THE
HONEY. Cut out
snditures and put 1
i it will draw compc
an get it when you w
eed is a great relief.
some money. $1.
r 1 n r>
lewDerry, a, c.
-will <ftart you on the road to v
The picture tells the sT:ory -and
id. It's easy to prove it?senc
h mm 'j&
j(e ksMWPSfc Cfa&W
< i . MADE. FOR A LIMITED TU. .
Quarts of the finest whiskey t
oursing through your veins,
to any point on Adams or Soutl
3 you smack your lips in deli
- U~*4.1~! WT.-. U* -
uiil IJ.1C UUlLiC. VVCiViiUVV WKCi
luce it. Remember, CLARKE'!
'j'st? last and all the lime. C
[) ME YOUR GET-AC >UAl\T
ITS OLD TAR KEEL COHN
ITS OLD STAND-BY KYE
lifted ch..ck, P. O. or Express M >n y O.-d. r
or Southern Express Lines. Wri'.e f >r ou
il! save you money.
IKE & SO]
The South's Greatest Mail Order
Wine' and Whiskey Merchants
supply of Doan's Kidney Pills for me
Newberry Drug Co. He had read
at they were good for kidney trouble pj
d induced me to try them. I did so
d after Ihad taken two boxes, the
ckache had left and my kidneys
Price 50c, al; al.' dealers. Don't
nply ask for a kidney remedy?get
>an's Kidney Pills?the same that
-c Frmfpr Milhurn
i., Pr ps, Buffalo, X. Y.
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3 30C- ^
your usseless J
:hat money in
ant it. Ready
.00, opens an
the taste leaves
1 for this today.
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J| f ^PREPAID
. i. I'm ly.
:hat ever set a elow of
lern Express for $3 20.
ghtful anticipation the
eof we speak?its taken
S FULL GUARANTEE
J dor today?right now! ?
' OFFER" |i
r com;)iete Price List of Wines, J
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L Nl Kj ^ 1 11 V/>
HAPPY WOEEff. J
entj of Them in Newberry, and Good
Reason Por It.
Wouldn't any woman be happy,
After years of backache suffering,
Days of misery, night of unrest,
The distress of urinary troubles, i
When she finds freedom.
Many readers will pro^: by the fol
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' Z - ' > Xid.
. - d ' oJ. I : ofc a supply at
th< y made me well." *1
Price 50c., at all dealers. Don't sim
r a ' cy reniorly?get
' / Pills ?tl e same That s
' 1. .ster-Milburu ,
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