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title: 'The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, October 15, 1913, PART 1, PAGES 1 TO 8, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3',
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MAY LEASE CONVICTS
TO THE COUNTIES!
Provided t,ie Adlon <?i Penitentiary
Hoard in Legal uud Favored by
Columbia. Oct. 10.?Convicts now
employed in the ohsiery mill except
lag those considered too dangerous to
be. without the walls, and the decrepit
aud infirm will he let out to the
counties from which they came pro
vided the counties pay the Peniten
tiary $1 per month for each convict.
This will take about 200 and the re
maining loo who are either dangerous
or infirm will he put to work in a
furniture factory to he established
within the walls under the direction
of the board of directors, the output
to be sold by A. 1). Martin, of Ken
tucky, was the decision reached by
the board of directors of the State
Penitentiary after aa all day confer
ence here today.
This disposition of the convb ts is
subject to approval of the General
Assembly at its next session and if!
that body refuses to give its sanction
to the Bchecno then the lawmakers
themselves will he asked to decide
?what is to he done witli the 300 odd
Convicts now employed in the hos
Chairman A. K. Sanders of the
Penitentiary Board said this afternoon
that the hoard had decided this would
be the wisest course to follow. Bids [
will be called for from counties and !
each county will be given the right j
first for the convicts sent up from '
their confines and in the penitentiary ,
and in their home county does not:
want them the convicts will be sent
to other counties which comply with
the conditions. Counties hiring the
convicts are to pay the State Peniten
tiary $1 per month for each prisoner
the} get and they are to clothe and
feed and give him proper medical in
tention and sec that he is given just
and humane treatment.
Already some fifteen of the It
counties of the state have asked for
state convicts which they wish to
work on the roads and it is not be
lieved that there will he any trouble
in getting Bids from counties on the
Such convicts are included as
rapists, 'murderers, safe blowers, and
that type it is believed would be too
dangerous to permit outside the peni
tentiary walls and those with such
?as are unable to do any physical
labor will bo used in working in the
furniture factory to be . stabllshcd In
the penitentiary walls.
The board made a contract will a.
D. Martin to sell the output of the
factory, the contract being for live
years subject to the approval of the
General Assembly. Mr. Martin is to,
pay the State at the rate of 00 cents j
per day per prisoner for the first year,
T."> cents per day the second year, and
S."> cents per day the year after that.
Mr. Martin will have nothing to do
with the management and will bo con
cerned only with selling (he output
his contract being on a basis to net
the State so much per prisoner as
The contract with .lohn II. Grnhaill
who is running the hosiery mill ex
pires on November 1st and Chairman
Sanders sold this morning that they
hoped to have the material and ma
chinery for the furniture factory In
stalled by that time so that the con
victs could be pill to work therein by
the first of next month.
The board has been giving careful
consideration to the question of the
disposal of the convicts and have
been holding fr< qecnt conf< rcuecs
with the Governor and Atotrney Gen
Oral. They will hold another session
next Monday to ratify the contract
with Mi-. Martin and close up the
other preliminaries necessary to get
ting tile furniture factory into opera- ;
MOTHF.lt! IF < Mil.IPS
TOXCit'K IS COATKD
If Cross, feverish. Constipated, Hil
lens, SIoniaeh Sour, give "t iilh'ornin
Syrup of i'iiis."
a laxative today saves a sick child
tomorrow. Chihlren simply will not.
take the time from play to empty their
bowels, wlih h become clogged up with
waste, liver gels sluggish; stomach
Look at tile tongue, mother: If coat
ed, or your child is listless, doesn't
eat heartily, full of conl or has sore
throat or any other children's ailment
give a tonspooirful olf "California Sy
rup of Pigs," theii/lon't worryi ho
causo it is perfect]/ harmless, and in
a few hours all this constipation pois
on, sour bile and fermenting waste
will gently move out of the bowels,
and you have a well, playful child
again. A thorough "inside cleaning''
is oftlmes all that is necessary. It
should he the first treatment given in
Beware of counterfeit fig syrups.
Ask your druggist for a 60-Cont bottle
of "California Syrup of Figs." which
has full directions for babies, children
of all ages and for grown-ups plainly
printed on the bottle. I.ook carefully
and 860 that It is made by the "Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Company." Don't bo
KEYNOTE IS ECONOMY.
House of Representatives.
Washington. D. C.
Sept. ?->i*. L913.
l-Mitor The Advertiser:
A few weeks ago I wrote you a let
ter in which I contrasted the Demo
cratic and the Republican methods of
managing the public money. The Mc
Adoo method was a shock to some
who had enjoyed special privileges for
many years. I wish to call attention
In this letter to the changed way of
doing things at the navy department,
?losephus Daniels the secretary of the
navy believes that when he goes to
buy material for building our big bat
tle-ships he should invite competitive
bidding' and buy the materials from
the lowest responsible bidder. It was
not so under the Republicans. Tho
Republicans in purchasing armor plate
for battle-ships, for Instance, divided
the contract among the three big cor
porations that make armor plate. No
matter what the bids were oat h cor
poration got its share of the work at!
the lowest hid. Can you Imagine a
sane man bothering himself about
bidding low when he knows in ad
vance that he will get his share of the
work no matter how high and uncon
scionable the bids may be? in conse
quence of this way of doing business
the Wilson administration found the
navy department hopelessly at the
mercy of three big steel companies,
who submitted practically identical
bids for armor, forgings, and oth
er materials and divided the work
up between them to suit themselves,
.losephus Daniels was determined if
poss ble to break up such extortion,
and restore competition. Didders out
side the big three were encouraged to
bid and were given assurance that
their bids would receive careful con
sideration. On August 22nd, bids were
opened for construction steel plates
for battle-ship Number :'.0. The old
combination's price for this sort of
steel bad been sot around two hundred
and eighty-four dollars per ton. In the
bills was found one fro'.n a rank out
sider. The Carbon Steel Comiruny at
$1X7.u I per ton or a saving of $:17S,
361.00 on this one lot of that particu
lar steel for one battle-ship. Bids
from outsiders on medium steel plates
saved $19,000.00. When the bids were
opened for the casings for the turbines
for battleship those casings were
too large to he made in this country
by any steel corporation except the
big three. Feeding secure from com
petition two of them put in bids ex
ceeding one hundred and fifty thous
and dollars. A big ISnglish firm sub
mitted at one third the bids of our
folks. Daniels did not like to give
the contract to a foreign firm, but tho
saving was $102,000.00. On the heavy
armor plate there is thus far no com
petition. The Mldvnlo, Carnegie, lleth
Ichcm the big throe submitted Iden
thai bids -namely live hundred and
fifty dollars per ton. Daniels has not
accepted any of the bids. He wants
some explanation of how they all hap
pen to bid the 8P?U0 thing, all so
high. This hold-up may result In the
government making its own armor.
Competition in pnrchai lug material
for one battle-ship In one month lias
resulted In a saving of more than live
hundred thousand dollars.
This letter may give you some Idea
of how they make steel multi-million
i ires while yon wait. I: may also
give you some Idea of why certain
powerful Influences support big-navy
programs. These are only incidental ,
to my story. The real point to tho 1
story is that under a I>ctnocratic ad
ministration the public money is used
ll) the interest of the people.
Joseph T. Johnson. >
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