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M'Laurin Disci
Declares Some Delegates o
"Duped and Deceived"-as
to Method of Carryii
house Syste
John L. McLAurin, iState warehouse
* j i. 3 :n ~ a , 1
voinxxiissioaer, ye?teru?j uttueu uie
following statement:
To the Farmers of South Carolina:
In consequence of the action of
the recent State convention in declining
to permit the State warehouse |
commissioner to enter the Democratic
primary this summer ia the interest
of the warehouse system, I am receiving
so many letters from farmers
throughout the State asking for an
expression from me that it is impossible
for me to answer them all, and
it is in reply to them that I am making
this statement.
iBroadly and briefly stated, under
our present financial system, the business
interests of both town and
country are at the mercy of concentrated
wealth. It acts as a uati; the
people act as individuals.
Until the federal reserve law, !
money and credit were under the I
Control of a knot of conspirators, who j
untiroK + r\ ovn^nH fir oryp- i
UOCU tucu pv_i ?t i I.vy ^4
tract the currency so as to enrich
themselves at the expense of the producers.
The hank reserves were concentrated
in New York and consti-1
tuted that -vast fund of "call money" j
"which fostered a tremendous speculation
in products; controlled transportation,
locked up credits and
made money panics a part of our
financial system. It was the fruitful
mother of usury, which, through the
ages, has enabled ;fee drones to devour
the workers.
To liberate tht producers, the new
???rrPTv?v law roust have for its ex
fH-essioa the warehouse. If cotton }
"values are stabilized, then cotton,
gamblers are destroyed.
Cat Out Middleman.
If the federal reserve system recognizes
warehouse receipts and decrees
6 per cent, money, then the
usurer can not logger ply his trade.
'fTlhe central bank now discounts for
the member bank at 3 pqr cent. It
only *veeds a little more legislation to |
deal direct through the State ware- j
bouse and thus cut out the pioflt of !
a useless middleman.
If the -product of land, cotton, is j
converted into a fluid asset, why not,
the land upoi whick cotton is grown?
Then mortapagt companies and other
professional Shylo<2ks wijf find their
occupation gone. To find employment
for all the hidden, hoards of money,
it must seek investment in commodity
paper, land bonds or industril
enterprises, wkich will place
labor in greater demand. Small hanks
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"V/lli De OQ ail equal iwimg whu tuc
-big distributing banks. Small business
men will have the same banking
facilities now enjoyed by the captains
of finance.
With the federal reserve banking j
system, cotton has become a liquid I
asset, and the last 12 months has
proved beyond any reasonable doubt!
that cotton can be valorized by its,
use as a collateral as readily as j
stocks or bonds.
If cotton is valorized by use as a i
collateral, then immediately crop j
mortgages aseume a new basis of ^
credit and the tenant and share i
cro>pper are placed in a more izide- j
pendent position to defy the chattel i
mortgage robbers.
Hidden Forces.
These are the hidden forces directing
opposition to the development of
the warehouse system anji denying
a full and free exposition of its principles
before the people.
I know that factional lines were
drawn in the State convention to keep
me from discussing these questlonc.
I know that men who believe in me [
and my work voted to cut me out
of a legal right and trampled under
foot the law of the State.
They were duped and deceived.
/The unqualified indorsement of the
convention proves this, but the diabolical
cunning of the selfish interests,
who, when Manning would
not obey their behests on the mill
strike and the anti-compact bill, misled
and brought out Cooper and have
now double-crossed Cooper and gone j
back to Manning in consideration of
iris throttling a presentation of the i
truth before the people,.led them into j
the trap. There is no man in South
Carolina "who is swayed less by factionalism
than I. All factions per se,
are fakes and frauds, through "which
honest men are blinded that the selfish
few may thrive. It is time South
Carolina passed out of political child- j
i of Convention
f Democratic Council Were
- Commissioner Undecided
ng Principle* of Warem
to People.
hood and took <m tke sober tkoushtrulaesjs
that belamg* to maturity.
Yiciaat Attacks.
The vicious and underhanded attacks
made upoa the State warehouse
system and u-poa aie, upon the floor
of the cozufeatioa, emphasize the
necessity, based upon simple justice
tsi thp w*rplii)iia(? 4iv?t?aru anH tn fha
people, of takinj the system directly
before the people, and I shall take my
own way, which will later be disclosed,
of doing so. I want it distinctly
understood chat this statement has
nothing to do with the factional alignments
of this State, nor with the candidacy
of any man for governor, but
the recent State convention has not
been able to abolish the true Democracy
which lives in the hearts of the
people of South Carolina, and they
snail nave ine opportunity, 10 wmcn j
they are entitled as a matter of right j
a:.d not of mere privilege, of knowing j
the benefits which the State warehouse
system lias been to them and
the larger benefit which it can be to
them, and the State warehouse system
shall have the opportunity, tc
which it is entitled in the same manner,
of meeting before the people of
the State such vicious attacks as are
constantly being directed against it,
as exemplified by the State convention.
1 hare no weapon save the thought
which I can creata; ico appeal sate to
conscience and the trae interest of
my fellow citizaa.
The concentrated wealth which opposes
every step I take forward gathers
for its defense an army of fathful
because well paid retainer*. They
buy the best brain to speak, write and
act for them. Tbey hav? lawyers,
politicians and editors constantly at
work moulding public sentiment.
When the system demonstrates its
usefulness, they attack my charactar
and try to destroy confidence in m?.
No appeal to a sense of justice avails;
greed and self-interest outweigh th?
rights, prosperity and happiness of
millions of hum*a beings.
ChAiret Mtaopolj.
There is today in this (State a close
corporation of interests demanding
an exclusive monopoly in making, declaring
and administering laws. They
care not who fcold the offices, so they
control policies. "Whose bread I eat,
his song I sing." * Never was there so
overwhelming a desire' on the part of
the people for knowledge Are they
to be dealed?
If the State warehouse system has
one thing to be specially commended,
it is enonomy and efficient Is it
dangerous to give the people a lesson
in these cardinal virtues?
South Carolina has never had a
real business administration.
Taxes have doubled in twenty
years. Who dares flay efficiency has
been bettered?
Political leeches.
I ventaure the assertion that about
one in 20 primary voters is on the
public payroll in some capacity. This
State is flooded with political leeches
performing no useful work, but bending
their energies to keep up a ma
chine which will .perpetuate their
jobs. Food inspectors, drug inspectors,
whiskey constables, special constables,
charity experts, labor experts,
hookworm and pellagra and tuberculosis
experts, hog agents, anti-toxin
distributers, mad dog inspectors,
white slave agents, demonstration
agents, tomato club agents, crop bureau
information gatherers upon
whose information the prices of our
products are forced down, trustees,
purity congress delegates, drainage
delegates?anything that will create
a job?all traveling over the same
field, everlastingly drawing salaries
and piling up expense accounts to the
profit of the political machine and the
impoverishment of the ordinary taxpayer.
Who pays the freight? Where
is it all to end? What man outside of
the lunatic asylum does not know
that such a loose, diffuse administration
of its affairs "would bankrupt the
United States Steel trust in a few
years? (The State only survives such
a lack of efficiency at the expense of
a constant drain upon the taxpayers.
We need ordinary business efficiency j
and plain common sense in public
This condition came about because
after 1876, every time objection -was
raised, those in control said, "Hush, I
you'll split the party." Now, it is
"Blease in t'ne wood-pile," and people
are whipped into line by a threat oi
"Bleaseism." God sa>e the State, if
the people can be fooled, and if they
allow themselves to be duped into
bitter factionalism against their own
interests bv this incessant cry against
The interests which are fighting the
State warehouse system because it
cuts of their enormous profit* misled
the State convention into a factional
line-up against the interests ot
the paople whom that convention had
been assembled to represent. Manufacturers,
exporter* and others who i
are now profiting at the expense o! j
the producer do not want a licensed
graders' system under which cotton
can be stored a^d sold on standard
grades, and they do not want other i
laws which will stop the constant
drain upon the people of the South
which. every day enlarges of the ali
TW? ^ nfno * arl i V> oc: /-?
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ures in the last legislature, and they 1
will defeat them in the next unless
the people are on the alert. I have
no fear ae to the final verdict when
these matters are presented to the j
people fully, and I shall take that |
course which shall seem to me best j
to get an exposition of the principles 1
of the State warehouse system clearly ;
before them.
Jno. Lowndes MoLaarin. j
r j
(Whereas, one-third of the resident
electors and a like proportion of the
resident freeholders of the age of
twenty-one years in St. Phillips
School District No. 22, of the County
of Newberry, State of South Carolina,
have filed a petition with the County
Board of Education of Newberry
County, South Carolina, petitioning
and requesting that an election be
held in said School Di3trict on the
question of levying an additional sp?/^iol
tor nt tnuv (A\ mills to be col
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lected on all the taxable property
within the said School District.
Now, therefore, we tie undersigned,
composing the County #oswd of
Education for Newberry County, State
of South Carolina, do hereby order
the Board of Trustees of the St. Phillips
School District No. 22, to hold an
election on the said question of leivying
an additional special tax of four
(4) mills to be collected on the property
located in the said School District,
which eaid election shall be
held at the St. Phillips School House
in said School District No. 22, on Saturday,
June 10, 1916, at which said
nnlle shall Via nneiied at
IMV ?/ w ? ^? 7
a. m. and closed at 4 p. m.
The members or the Board of Trustees
of said School District shall act
as managers of said election. Only
such electors as reside in said School
District and return real or personal
property for taxation, and who exhibit
their tax receipts and registration
certificates as required in general
elections, shall be allowed to
vote. Electors favoring the levy of
such tax shall cast a ballot containing
the word "Ves" written or printed
thereon, and each elector opposed
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to such levy snail cast a Danoi con-i
taining the word "No" written or
printed thereon.
Given under our hands a>Dd sea] this |
the 11th day of May, 1916.
Chas. P. Barre,
J. S. Wheeler,
O. B. Cannon,
Members of County Board of Education.
Winthrop College.
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop College
and for the admission of new
students will be held at the county
court house on Friday, July 7, at 9
a. m. Applicants must not be less
than sixteen years of age. When
scholarships are vacant after July 7
they will be awarded to those making
firm (nrovided thev meet the condi
? jr ~ >
tions governing the award. Applicants
for scholarships should write
to President Johnson before the examination
for scholarship examination
Scholarships are worth $100 and
frep tnition. The next session will
open September 20, 1916. For further
information and catalogue, address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. C.
I will make a final settlement as
guardian of the estate of William
Stuck and Lula Pearl Stuck, in the
probate court for Newbery county S.
on the 9th day of June, 191G, at 10
o'clock in the forenoon and will immediately
thereafter ask for a final
discharge as guardian of said estate.
j. W. Stuck,
May 8, 1916. Guardian.
{ Alabama (ieueral Elected Ommaiider
? llote to (.'ousoiidate Com.
federate Organizations.
Birmingham, Ala., May IT.?Tbe
'lasiro nf tbf> nlri ('on fp(if>ra f H RoldifiTS
! to parade down Pennsylvania avenue
1 and be reviewed by the president of
the I'nited States led them to choose
:?V-ashi.:gton for the 1917 reunion city
at the closing business session of I
their reunion here tonight. Tulsa,
Okla., and Memphis received the next
i highest votes in the order named.
JLt the election of officers late in
the afternoon. Gen. George P. Harri- j
son, commander of the Alabama di
vision 01 me inuea comeueraie vet-:
erans, was elected commander in
| chief of the veterans, succeeding Ge:. 1
[Bennett H. Young of Louisville, Ky., |
! who refused to permit his name to be !
{ presented as candidate for reelection
Other officers named were:
Commai-der department of the |
Army of Tennessee, Gen. John P. j
Hickman of Tennessee; commander!
I Trans-Mississippi department. Ge^. K I
M. Van Zant of Texas, reelected;
commander department cf Army of;
Virginia, uen. jonn rnompson Drown
of Virginia.
(The recommendations of the res- j
olutions committee, with the excep-I
tion cf one favoring a reduction in :
tlie salary of the adjuta :t general
from $1,800 to $1,">00 annually and
another favoring the consolidation of
the Veterans' and Sons of Veterans'
organizations, were referred to the
commanding general and the heads
of the three departments. The resolution
favoring the consolidation of i
the two organizations was adopted !
ana a coTnmiixee turnijvocu .
general officers and one representative
from each division was appointed
to cooperate with a similar committee
from the Sons to report to the
?;ext reunion.
The effort to reduce the adjutant
general'6 salary failed when it was
learned that the constitution leaves
the matter in the hands of the executive
council and commander in chief.
The report of the committee on
the Jefferson Davi* Home association,
represented by John 8. Leathers of
Kentucky, snowed were -were uu
debts against the association and it
had a balance in bank of more than
fh? election of Gen. Harrison as
commanding officer followed a touching
scene, when Mrs. Virginia Frazier
Boyle of flennesfiee, poet laureate for
the veterans, presented a handsome
silk flag to Gen. Young. The flag was
borne through the war by a band of
Morgan's raiders. The title of honorary
president for life was conferred
upon Gen. Young by unanimous vote
of the convention.
| Moved by Herbert.
Washington's claims Tor the Honor
of entertaining the "boys in gray"
next year were presented by Col Hilary
A. Herbert, secretary of the navy
in the cabinet of the late President
Cleveland, in an eloquent epeech. The
. movement, he said, was started by
! Hancock corps of the Grand Army of
the Republic.
Gen. C. W. Hooker of Alabama,
Gen. A. J. West of Georgia and Mrs.
Cornelia Branch Stone of Galveston,
Texas suDDorted Washington's claims
I in short speeches.
Gen. A. B. Booth of Louisiana insisted
that the next reunion go to a
Southern city. He injected the negro
question into the di&cussion for the
first time, declaring that the lack of
segregation laws would force Southern
women as well as Southern men
to mix with .negroes promiscuously
in street cars and other public
Officers for Sons.
New officers for the Sons of Veterans
were elected at the closing session
of that body today. >They were:
" J. r\ r>~i^
Commander m cniei, jtu-ne&i v,. Dam- .
win, Roanoke, Va.; Commander de-1
partment of Army of Northern Virginia,
Dr. J. Garrett King, Fredericksburg,
Va.; commander of department
of Army of Tennessee, Thomas B.
Hooker of Memphis; commander of
Army of TransnMississippi, Merritt J.
Glass, Tulsa, Okia.; executive council,
A. J. Wilson, Little Rock, iArk.;
Adolph D. Bloch. Mobile, Ala.; Garland
P. Ueed, Norfolk, Va.; Seymour
Stewart St. Louis; historian in chief,
Dr. T. M. Owen, Montgomery, Ala.
A grand concert at the Bijou theatre,
followed by the second of the
big balls for the reunion visitors, was
given tonight. The gand parade of
veterans, sone, military and fraternal
i-kffimiftl "bodies tomor
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rov^' morning will bring the reunion
to a close. Fair and cool weather is
predicted for the occasion.
Why not co
event, one of tt
in your child's li
I 'have all
jewelry. Pins, R
Fobs, Brooches,
brellas, Brush
j and many other
Mayes Book &
The House oi
<ttSfUKTirri nrwrniiiwni ?chdbs?^3?nwcpaciaw
Full Text of tlie Report Which Was
-V/t Publish In Reports of liie
Columbia, Jan. 21.?John K. Aull, |
who was a member of the Newberry j
delegation in the State convection,
and a member of the committee on
rules which had before it the resolution
introduced "by Mr. Fred H. Dominic-k
to place the office of warehouse
commissioner ia fke primary, asks
that the following statement be
"The minority report of tk? rulot
committee on tke warebcuee resolution
was very short, but th? daily
newspapers, in their leagthy accounts
of the proceedings of tin Stat# contention,
hare seen fit not te print it.
iThat course is in line with the attempted
action of the committee in
an effort to keep down a square record
vote in the convention on the r?iolutioi],
in which the coawmUee failed,
and with, the action ( the convention,
after being forced to a record
vote, in refusing to gire the
warehouse commissioer the right to
demand that the icterests which are
insidiously fighting the warehouse
sYs-tPm mppt tifm far* in hpfnre
the people, and let them decide. Thej
kind of fight made in the convention
agaket the resolution <by Mr. W. fcT.
Graydon of Abbeville, Hr. Henderson
of Aiken and others was the best
possible argument in iavor of the ]
i resolution. "Why be afraid of the
verdict of tbe people?
j "The minority report, which has
:ot yet seen the light of day in the
npwRTianprfi ic as follows*
"To the State Democratic Convention:
" 'The undersigned respectfully beg
to submit a minority report to the j
convention from the committee on I
rules, asking the adoption of the j
proposed amendment to the rules of j
the party, offered by Mr. Dominick of
Newberry and referred to said committee,
requesting that the office of
warehouse commissioner be placed
in the primary and that candidates j
for the legislature in the Democratic '
party be required to include in their
pledges the support of the nominee
rtt fhn nortw fnr Qairi nffirp
vi, tuv ywi *v* v... "
1T'he minority of your committee |
asks the adoption of the proposed j
amendment for the following rea- j
" '1. That under the statute law
of the State the office of warehouse
commisioner is required to be placed
in the primary, in that it is a State
'"2. The people of the State have
the right to a voice in the selection
of one who fills an important State |
office so vitally affecting their interests.
" '3. The warehouse commissioner
should be given the privilege of having
those who are fighting the system
meet him face to face before the
"'4. Tliat a Democratic convention
should voice Democracy, and should
not, as did your committee on rules,
arbitrarily deny State officers acd the
people whom they represent, the
privileges which inhere in a Democracy,
your committee on rules hav
ing refused, at the request of one of |
its members, to allow a record Tote,;
even when requested for the specific
purpose of putting the position of
members of the committee before
each other, in order that the minority
might protect its rights by submitI
ment Gifts
immemorate this ?
le most notable J
fe? I
kinds of pretty 1
ings, Stick Pins, I
Bracelets, Um- 1
n n . . m
oets, stationery
useful articles. 1
i Variety Store j
F 1000 Things 1
? I
I ting a minority report signed by ail V
| those ,present at the time voting in V
' favor of the resolution, ai;d not simply
by such cf the minority members 1
as might return to an adjourned I
I meeting pf the committee and ask to n
sign the minority report. J
"'John K. Au'l,
*"W. R. Koon, I
" jonn k. .Lnngie,
"'J. B. Lane,
" 'For the Minority.'- I
"When the committee on rul?? J
retched Mr. Dominick's resolution, a
motion, was immediately made to
table, which would have shut off alt
I discussion. I stated that, knowing
the political complexion of the committee,
I was not surprised at the motion
which the chairman, Mr. McSwain
of Greenville, was about to put,
that I would like to have a record
At. . Ui i ..
I roie oi tne committee, iu urucr to t>?
| in position to submit a minority re!
port intelligently, and in order to be
i in position to kaow who the member*
of the minority were. I was inform- '
ed that the chair knew of no parliamentary
rule under which I was entitled
to a record vote oa the resolu- ;
tion. WTien his attention was called
to the plain wording of the act of the
legislature, piloted through that body
by Mr. B. E. Nicholson, of Edgefield,
[ who was sitting beside him conetruj
irg the act for the benefit of the
I members of the committee who bapi
pened to be lined up with him against
I such proposals as might be directed
I towards letting tne peopre 01 tne auue
[ pass upon their own affairs, instead
| of having them passed upon io starj
chamber proceedings by the major|
ity of a committee which no more 1
! represented the majority of the peot
; pie of South Carolina than night re*
j sembles day, I was informed by the
chafrman that he was not the supreme
court, but that if he wae he
would construe the act differently. 1
stated that I was not surprised at
this, though the law and the constitution
of 1895 were contrary to the
opinion of the chair, and, though nor M
a lawyer, I referred to the fact that
the constitution in article 4 sets apart
the heads of the executive depart- I
ments of the State government as
"State officers'' and in a separate article
deals with the "judiciary depart- ,
ment," etc. I went on to state that
I realized that there was no use in
discussing the resolution before the 1
committee, and that all I was requesting
was a record vote. Under a firm
ruling of the chair in this so-called I
"Democratic" committee on rule? a 1
record vote was denied. Hence the
fourth paragraph of the minority
(-'UHJIIJI l ICC i b.
"iThe committee, however, failed to If
keep the resolution buried in its pri- 2
vate grave-yard. It went before the m
convention, and every delegation was |
forced on record."
Daughters Extend Thanks. 1
The Daughters of the Confederacy
wish to express their cordial thanks
to all who helped in any way with the 1
dinner to the veterans and with the
memorial day exercises. V
Mrs. J. H. West, A
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