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Says Insurance Leaders Stand By
I -Principle That Sate Should
f Sot Interfere.
John L. McLaurin. State warehouse
commissioner, made public on returning
':rom a ivisit to New York city, a I
statement, addressed "To the People
of South Carolina," regarding the in
surance situation in this State arising
out of the enactment of the Laney.
- Odom anti-compact law. Mr. McLau- j
HBk rin's statement follows:
I have just been North in an endeavor
to reach some adjustment of tne
insurance trouble in this State. 1 am
making a detailed report to Gov. Man
> ning, containing some specmc conclusions.
I feel that I owe it to the peopie
of the -State to let them understand
the situation as I view it.
? nnmnoniec Tl-hPthPr " board'' or
IU\^ *.
"non-board/" were informed by certain
people of this State that an extra ses- ;
sion of the legislature would be convened
on account of the $100,000 appropriation
to the asylum. They were
also led to believe that the insurance
legislation was intended to punish the :
i ? insurance companies and to arbitrarily
fix the rates. I did what I could to re- j
7 lieve this impression and think that I ,
1 succeeded to some extent.
i |
Big Companies Dominant.
I cound, However^ tnat uie siiuuuuu
was completely dominated by three or
four big companies, and that there
was no common ground upon which 1
could treat with them. While they are
doing busines in New York, New Jersey
and other States where the rates
^ are supervised by the State, they said
that they were fighting for a principle
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auu mac iucj wiH^uuvu ivi tiiv * A94?w
to go into any State and fix the rate of
insurance and that the authorities in
such State had no right to question
these rates. I explained to them that
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Ctlx c dil icu 1u U til VCtl viiua t? uq
to insure that there should be competition;
that under presnt conditions
there was competition between the
agents for business, but none at all
^ between the companies in fixing the
rates. I expressed my perfect willingness
to have the matter of fixing the
onmnii'Vio* nn th a lino n. f fb o Vow
lACCd OVUiC" liat v/n v.ixv imv v/x - >v ??
* York law with a representative of both
?' the companies and the State acting
jointly, "but th-^y were absolutely determined
in their position.
These men are so far off from the
people a*td get their in- ormation from
sources that are so antagonistic to
popular thought that I concluded it
was best to say uotaing more to them
at the present time.
In my report to Gov. Manning 1
a, % ,
snail discuss wnat is pracucai ior us
to do.
Some of the companies to whom 1
talked?the younger and more progressive?are
not in svmDathv with the
views of the old companies, but do
not care to antagonize them, it is
W hard to make great financiers in New
L York understand the situation from
% this end of the line. We know that
*? ? there is a great invisible power bearing
down upon the producers and
crushing them into the earth. It exists
as an inexorable tendency in the
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the structure of the status quo of totality.
It has grown with the country's
growth and strengthened with the
country's strength. No one man is responsible
for it, nor is any class of
r For AH Ai
, , Preserve your upl
from hot, penetrating, cr;
damaging soakings when
from grease off your own
I i T _ "\T
me garage man. iou car
advantage, after two yea
upholstering is in nne sfo
I manufacture new covering
Just slip new covering ov<
u/pitf rn
iff 1\A A JLu A Vy
M. I. Med
men; it is our heritage .rorn the past,
it is tne wool of our commercial traditions
and web of our long time industrial
customs. Whatever may nave
been its use in the past in stimulating
constructive toil and inventive
"nl.iiJ'.Iinn nniror.
LllUUgUl, ILS u^/uuiiuni^ 'w V4vr?. v
ed wnen it destroyed i.ree competition
between man and man. This is
uie 'uabis of progress, calling forth the
intellectual resources of tne individ- i
ual, making him self-reliant and ibold.
thnc In vino- hroari and deer) the foun
dations for our modern civilization.
Altitude of Insurers.
The heads o. these big insurance
companies have ability and I concede
them patriotism equal to mine. They 1
thii;k they are righting for a principle,
and they are?a princVle which, if
carried to its ultimate conclusion in
all business, means the destruction ot
tur country 1 did not realize the nature
of the contest until I heard them
ta.k. It makes the puny efforts, from
certain sources in South Carolina, to
keep the companies out by thrusting
" 3 4- r\At+*r -O n.H
IOrwa.ru Ictist; laaucs, luu w 1 ujr uiim
temptible to talk about. It is the
principle which, in our stable govern- j
ment, causes all property to gravitate
steadily towards the possessors of j
wealth. Toilers increase, while laborsaving
machinery and political power
pass under the control of concentrated
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weauu, UliLIX tue Wlixfcuoauvju Vi. ?~ .
producer is just enough to enable him J
to do his work, and reproduced himself j
Right here is the genesis o> farmers' |
organizations and labor unions. It is
these hardhanded creators of the
wealth of today, whose willing toil
gives the sole value to all the garnered j
wealth of yesterday. It is our way of j
saying that, '*We are discontent "with:
present conditions, for an equitable r
portion of the wealth that we create j
does not remain with us to 'bless our-!
selves ar.d our families. We only ask I
a righteous adjustment of present con- j
ditions. Will you meet us half way?!
Wp demand naught of your stored-up ;
wealthy and ask not how you came toy \
it; we look not to the past, but to the!
future, and want merely a chance to i
'live and let live.'"
If these who control political par- ;
ties, who own the newspapers and
dominate industrial and financial sys- !
terns, think they can juggle God Al- i
mightly out of the progress he nas
decreed for man, then they will haive a
rude awakening in the attempt to
block the wheels of evolution with
their puny plausibilities. If, drunken ',
with the pride of power and gold there
is no appeal to your di'viner natures.!
tnen as a matter of self-interest, you
would do well to heed the cry, "i^et
my people go free."
Discontent Dangerous.
The danger to this country is not .
from large standing armies, but the
ballot in the hands of discontented
citizens^ who blindly use it not to bet- .
ter conditions, but to revenge tnem-: i
selves for either real or i.ancied ,
wiongs. Tins ming can not ue conimed
to Souui Carolina. The conditions ?
are the same in every State, and after |
lo years in public life, i do not hesi- j
tate to say .that if the spirit exhibited
by these ioig insurance companies is
1 ? -a- r*/-\oH rvf
10 control, uiai uie mjiiVis wc i tau \jl
in Europe will within the next 25 years I
repeat themselves in industrial (lis- J
tuuauces in this country.
Democratic republics find their su- |
preme peril right there. When a commanding
public opinion declares itseif
on the side o-. justice and patriot- J
ically insists on righteous measures j
Viator 11-rmi aht infn law thPn it is SUre I
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that injustice must be put away, or
some agency must arise powerful
enough to crush by physical force
millions of men seeking to express
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loistering ana protect it
acking sun rays. From
it rains, cats and dogs,
hands, or the hands of
! sell your car to better
rs service, because the
AK in your top. We
5s for tops for all cars,
sr old bows.
p ppipfq
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their thought in action. What then?
Why, then, matters must move in the
way they wish them to, or i-.omei.nn ,
will break, or they themselves must
.e crushed and annihilated.
Jus.ice as an Ideal.
I know the people in otner St ;tes are
t-./i: ?< mivnnced in Diirno.se as In
South Carolina, but they have their
eyes fixed on the same shining iJeai i
away on yonder, and all their vnrie'l i
paths converge towarls it. Soon
they shall be marching on the same
highway, and the tramping o. their
feet shall wake the slumbering nation.
it ,v- rh(? srif,rv of ?.iar. that .it sjC.:s,
11be: iv a.id justice, not merely for its
mate:-:!! jenehts. but because ii is so
desirable that nothing can console him
for its loss, while its possession compensates
him for all material afflictions.
1 know that the domesticated wolf, !
bearing the marks of h;s master's col- I
lar. is better cared for toan his brother j
of the wild, but every noble instinct of j
my nature prompts me to take my i
p..:c-e \vi;h tne one of the wild, the j
l-.rt AKltoir mv* I
mazier ui my icttc. mc vt.
The lundamental theory of a <3emociacy
is the greatest good to the greatest
number, not merely for governJ
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mem to act as umpue, icauuj
strong and crafty to fight on their own
ground with their own weapons. Woodrow
Wilson has taken thie position,
through the administration oil the new
currency law, that government must
take consideration of mercy, justice
and the eternal moralities; that it is
duty of a republican government to
have a kindly concern for the prosperity
and wrellbeing of all the people, j
.Vaaqiio/Ji !
Here is my nope ol iue iuuic ucvausy 1
I know republican freedom and triumphant
plutocracy can not coexist in
the same nation. They are in irreconcilable
antagonism, and an irrepressible
conflict will wage between them
until one or the other is destroyed.
God grant that those of us who know
the truth as it is and see conditions
as they are can "by our influence make
the inevitable contes: a moral one, that
eha!l be righteously determined without
the shedding of one drop o blood
nr thp falling of a single tear.
The saddest thing to nic i?, to :3e|
men of great ability and pure patriot- j,
ism, so well equipped to be leaders of ;
popular thought, regard every innovation
as an abuse, fie consciousnes.- )f 5
their own moral'ty making them the
stroneest opponent6; ?f in *cpirin<r n-i_j
manity, Their stolid inertia "bars tie
v ... . diiii ;)
q?fl propitiatory onflow of God's
mighty evolutionary forces. t:i\t *>. j
if iv s,k'u-!t p no's cooperation j
in his own uplifting, tout -which if opposed
at last crush .iown a.iu ile .. -y j
in exact measure with the resistance
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The Quinine Ttist noes itoi rnitci me nc.su .
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAX A- !
riVE BROMO QUININE is betterthan ordinary (
Quinine and does not cai?se nervousness n<-r
ringrine in head. Remember the full name and
in ok 'or the denature n< E. W. GVl VE. 25c |
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! Yours, {
| for those light, j
\ brown breads and 3
I pastries, with the 5 j
| tantalizing o d o r J
^ and delicious fla- f
|vor, j
i Rising Sun j
| Flour
Hkaskvilie. Tpoc=
i 5
i Self-Rising and |
Ready Prepared
I_ !
I First aid to tedi- g
4 ous baking and lag- 3
J ging appetites. |
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Ob (&e rerem side of (Lis tidy i
yon will ?ad: "Process Patent*
30th, 1907," which has made thre
Doke pipes where onm smoked b
Notice is hereby given that all persons
holding claims against the estate
jf Mrs. Mary E. Counts, deceased, will
present the same duly attested o he
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In 1500 each farm in the In 190
SOTTH Atlantic States NORTH
produced $484 worth of- produce
products. product
! ADbd
i "$500 More a Yea
1. We Must Inquire Why We Mai
Ivess Than the Northern or Weste
2. We Must Make Cur Own I>an<
3. We Must Diversify So As to Mai
the South Feed Itself.
4. We Must Use More Horse Pow
and Machinery.
5. We Must Learn Fertilizer Valu
and Kuv Fertilizers More Wisely.
6. We Must Improve Our Metho>
of Cultivation.
7. We Must Make Bigger Co
S. We Must Make Cheaper Pork a:
More of It.
9. We Must Have More Humus a;
Fewer Gullies.
10. We Must Have All-the-yea
round Gardens.
11. We Must Tjeam Principles
Plowing and Moisture Control.
12. We Must Make Our Own H;
and Some to Sell.
13. We Must Put the Stubble Lan
to Work.
14. We Must Learn Better Methoi
of i^aying-by Crops.
? i t >? if
I A11 a i roi. ivxa&suv &
gressive Farmer famous a
it suits every member
help, but also providing tl
| People's page.
Order The Progress!?
j Year"
(The importance of:
later seri<
BlifcMH i tfi - ?
j Try it ^
if you want persoi
mation as to how <
} really is, smoked in a
f the best makin's cigai
J For, Prince Albert h
^ of pipe-peace and n
man Tt will revolll
and ideals. The
that?and cuts 01
k ^
opyrlght Jj M Iff
1916 by
leynoldi *7 ^ ^aJ
cne nun
is so friendly to yoi
it is mighty easy t
You'll like every pip
than the last bee
fragrant and long-t
back and ponder wl
from such joy'us sm<
Men, we tell you Prii
for it. Youll undei
our patented proces
quick as you smoke
Bay Prince Albert eot
toppy red bags, 5c ; t
/*n// hrtlf
crystal-glass humidor
that keep the tobacco
1 July
>e men
undersigned on or before the lOth day
- ** * * 1 A 1 !_ ? ? J A n r\y r* r\-n _ in /I .
UI April, -L3J.O. <H1U clil pciouug iuuwved
to said estate will make payment
to the undersigned, as executor of said
j? & J>_
The Yankee 1
KTIC J a year than ?
as he is and
0 each farm in th?
1 A^"trS t extra $500, t<
iRsnsaw PA
'GMnu^ftBiw M am i M m
\ 9
Will carry every week
f months notable articles
Massey, "the- Grand Ok
Agriculture'' on
r for the Southern Farm
ige is only one of fifty features
s '' The Farm Paper with the P
of the family?not only giving
le best farm woman's page in A
re Farmer now and make your
raising more livestock will be d
js of articles by Dr. Tait Butlei
? x ' ? - t r~ 1
ial and positive inforielightful
Prince Albert
jimmy pipe or rolled into
rette vou ever set-fire-to!
^ ' - -
as a wonderful message
lakin's peace for every
tionize your smoke ideas
patented process fixes
it bite and parch I
DJhtISl ?
\onal joy smoke
it tongne and taste that
:o get acquainted with,
>eful or cigarette better
:ause it is so cool and
>uming. you'll just sit
zy you have kept away
akings for so long a time!
ice Albert is all we claim
stand just how different
ss makes Prince Albert
tryichere tobacco io sold: in
idy red tint, 10c; handaomm
! tin humidors and in poand
9 with sponge-moistener top*
in such prime condition.
!C0 CO., Winston-Salem, N. C.
I deceased.
U. n. tuuMs,
Executor, Mrs. Mary E. (Counts, deceased.
'armer makes $500 more '
re do. We are as smart
must learn to make this
:: : : u
for the next six
< Kxr T^-r/vP W7 IT'
5 UJ ? i Ul . T T J- .
I Maa of Southern
en How to Get It"
15. We Must Keep Learning as Long
is We Live.
16. We Must Raise Abundant Winter
Poods?Potatoes, Fruit, Peas, Beans, f
rurnips, Etc.
17. We Must Make Boys and Girls
Partners in Farm Work.
18. We Must Learn Greater Economics
in Farm and Home Management.
19. We Must Learn Better Business
n Buying:, Selling, and Keeping
20. We Must Give More Attention to
Pastures and Meadows.
21. We Must Grow More Winter
rover Crops,
22. We Must Drain Our Lands
23. We Must Grow More Wheat, <
Dats. and Rye.
24. We Must Study Plant Breeding
i.nd Seed Selection.
25. We Must P'arm So as to Keep
Exind, Teams and Hands Busy Twelve
Months a Year.
26. We Must Adopt Wiser Methods
>f Renting Land.
that have made The ProuncL7'
the farmer himself the best
merica and a superb Young
start toward "$500 More a
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