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PUBLISHED WEEKLY WINNSBORO, S. C. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1905. ESTABLISHED1844.
An Appeal to the Voters
of Fairfield County.
For more than twelve years the sale of liquor through dispensaries
C ed and operated by the State has been the law of the land in
th Carolina. By a vote of the people in 1892, it was declared
that they desired the prohibition of the liquor traffic, except for
medicinal, scientific and sacramental- purposes. Instead of prohibi
tion, as the people asked for, the Legislature enacted the dispensary
law. It was given to the people ostensibly as a temperance measure,
designed to curtail the consumption of liquor, and lessen the evils
thereof, and we are told that it was to be "a step towards prohibition."
For more than twelve years this has been the policy of the State in
d~aling with this great subject. It has, therefore, had time, ample
tih, to demonstrate the good or ill effect of the policy. The old
sgiptural way is a good way in determining the good or ill of any
potidy, and that way is, "By their fruits shall ye know them."
?t us see what has been the fruits of the dispensary, as judged by
These standards. These years have demonstrated the fact that it is
not a temperance measure, but that its real design is to sell all the
liquor possible, and thus make a large revenue for the use of the
Instead of decreasing the consumption of liquor, and lessening the
evils of intemperance, it has increased both, and the effort of the
dispensary authorities has been to sell all the liquor possible, thus
raising a larger revenue. For years the State Board of Control, in
its annual report to the Legislature, has congratulated itself on the
increased sale and the larger volume of revenue realized on the busi
ness. Every effort has been made to place dispensaries wheverer
possible, and to sell all the liquor possible.
The restrictive features of the law, such as signing application
blanks, selling to habitual drunkards and minors, have been utterly
disregarded by a large majority of the local dispensaries, and thus
as a breaker of law, the dispensary has a black record.
As to crime and its responsibility therefor, its record is blacker
still. The records of crime during these years in murders, man
slaughters and assaults, a large majority of which are directly trace
able to the dispensary, is the blackest in the history of our State.
Thoughtful citizens have been shocked and horrified by this fruitage
of the dispensary.
There are homes all over our State to-day, darkened over with
shame and grief, caused by the State's dispensaries. We maintain
that the State has no right to debauch its citizens to raise revenue for
itself. The dispensary has been the fruitful breeder of crime and
lawlessness: The investigating committee, appointed by the last
Legislature, has brought to light, what has long been believed, that
for political corruption, bribery and stealinag, it has a record
scarcely surpassed by the dark days of Radicalism prior to 1876. It
has itself violated the law, is a breeder of crime, and is an engine of
political corruption and the seat of bribe-giving and bribe-takig.
Ahother of its evil fruits is that it has lowered the moral tone of the
citizenship of our State. It has elevated the liquor traffic, which
was under the ban of public opinion, and has attempted to give
respectablitiy to that upon which God has set his curse. It is a
festering sore on the body politic, a moral cancer on the conscience
of the people and an awful ulcer on the home. It stands discredited
before the people, and the time is ripe for its overthrow. Since,
then, it serves no good purpose in the moral, civil, social and indus
trial sphere, why keep the corrupt and corrupting thing ?
For years it has not been possible for the people to rid themselv.es~
of a dispensary, when once it was placed amongst them. The Brice
law, enacted by the last Legislature, gives the people an opportunity
to vote out the dispensary, if they so desire. The requirements of
the lawv have been complied with in this county, and on the 12th day
of December next, the opportunity will be given the citizens of good
"Old Fairfield" to express their wishes on this subject.
Fellow-citizens, we appeal to you to cast your ballots on that day
against this monster evil.
The issue on that day will not be, as some may have you believe,
that this is an effort to rid the county of the dispensaries, in order
that the towns may have high license, and thus deprive the county of
any profits arising from the dispensaries, and the towns be enriched
by license froh1 saloons. That is contrary to the law and is foreign
the sure ois clear cut and sharp, "Dispensary" or "No Dispen
sary" and the result from voting out the dispensaries will be the
prohibition of the liquor traffic in Fairfield County. It is said that
we will be overrun with blind tigers under prohibition, and our con
dition will be worse than with the dispensaries.
Blind tigers are evils, indeed, but wve had them under the saloons;
~vehave had them under the dispensary, and we will have them under
wpohibition; but they will be no more than now or heretofore, and
the evils from them will not compare with the awful evils of te
dispensary system, and under prohibition we will raise up a genera
tion of men wvho wvill shoot the blind tiger and uplift the State.th
WXe have chosen this time. when no other issues are before the
people, that they may consider this one question, and, unbied olow
other issue may express their will on this quesin hehoe Pickens,
in, couwbry Mario'n, York. Lancaster, Darlington, Horry,
Ocnee, Sprtanburg nd iGreenile sa tnd G reewo fathe tartebor
Shave never had dispenais hsabu n-hr f the sen-a
fed itself from the corrupt and the corrupting reign of h ipn
* ---~t~i ~Shall "Old Fairfield" not join with these others and
wip thi digaefrom her borders? Thus, fellow-citizens, the
ise is jondisgandeveymnms take his stand and vote for what
issaes o en eryimamus
h~V oeli ly and earnestly believe that we are right in appeaing
vteagisth dspenary Asa moral issue, itate;ofor
thedisensry s a enmy of each and all. As a political issue, it
should 1 apea 1ol who love their country, for it i taiydbuh
shoudiapeantoia and lowvering the tone of public morality and all
ing, ogaites igodgp rnet Confident in the righteousness of
that cause, and belevntat this is the opportune time to meet the
i~ie:a~i'4at good results will follow from the voting out of th1e
diseliari weclluo the voters of the county to go to the polls
onrth .2t ofD eeber and cast their ballots against the monster
C. E. McDoNAW, J.RBTSN
WV. R. RABB, .B PIE
0. A. WVHITE,
'r. L.JOHNSON~ W. W. WILLIAMS,
S. C.BYRDJ. FRANK FoOsHE,
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WINNqBORO. S. C.
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1905.
It will be killing the goose that
laid the golden egg for the South
ern farmers to go anothe year
and plant too heavily of cotton.
The result could only be the sell
ing it at a much less price than.
they are now getting for~ it and
paying much higher prices for
the feed stuffs, which they should
raise at home. The sensible thing
is for the them to make more
sure of all their home supplies so.
that they may not only have their
cotton as a surplus crop, but that,
at prices that will mean a con
siderable item on the right side
>f the ledger.
An exchange contains a note
;o the effect that the school in
ne of the best of South Carolina's
smaller towns was closed one
lay the past week because there
vas no wood on hand and be
use several of the glass were
>roken from the windows of the
>uilding. Teachers and trustees
hould see to it that the pupils
iave to suffer no discomforts for
)ither of these reasons. Com
ortable school rooms are a great
tem in the sehooling of children.
Lf not possible to have the rooms
ttractive, at least let them be
warm during these cold days of
By their fruits ye shall know
hem is the scriptural test for
en and measures and the only
>ne that is worth while. There
s already a big hue and ery about
;he failure of prohibition in the
:ounties, which have recently
roted out the dispensaries, and
hese counties are cited to show
hat prohibiton is neither practi
:able, ror advisable. Eevn the
nost hopeful prohibibonists will
ot go so far as to say that whis
key is not being shipped into
fhese counties and even being
old by blind tigers. But this
oes not argue that prohibition
is a failure, for it has not been
given a full enough trial in these
ountier for it to have accomnplis
d its good results. This con
tining demand at present for
hiskey in these counties is the
Fruitage of the dispensary system
ather than of prohibition, under
which this appetite for drink has
been encourgaed by the State
selling whiskey for the elevation
of its youth. If the real fruits of
prohibition are to be seen, then
o to a county, whare the sale
f whiskey has been restricted
for a reasonable number of years.
It is not necessary to go out of
the state to make this study.
Greenwood and Marlboro are
both good illustrations of what
as been accomplished under
prohibition. There are, none who
can gainsay the statement that
n those counties there is less
whiskey sold per capita than in
any other counties in South
Caroliina and that blind tigers
are not to be stumbled upon here
and there and yonder. But sayis
the ardent dispensaryite Green
wood has not had the legalized
sale of whiskey for quite a num
ber of years and that Marlboro
has never had it in any form
So the very argument that is
advanceai to show that these coun
ties are the exception rather than
the rule is the very best argu~ment
posible that prohibition is not
an entire failure right here in
South Carolina. It is worth all
it has cost Greenwood or Bennetts
ville to enjoy the distinction,
"the hardest town that I was ever
in to get something to drink."
So let no one who would be
favorably disposed to prohibition
be turned asidie by these herculean
efforts of those, who would prop
the Great Moral Institution up
in its downfall, to show that a
county is necessarily doomed
forever to the illegal sale of whis
key, when it votes the dispensary
out. Rather let them take re
newed courage in this great moral
ight by turning to those counties,
where the non-selling of whiskey
has been tried for a sufficient
period to prove that if the old
not be stopped from their whis
key drinking, that at least the
young can be brought up under a
temperance influence that lessens
the drink habit. Apply the
fruitage test and prohibition wil:
Erskine Boys Have Fun.
(Due Wcst Correspondence to Th
Statc, -a'. 13.)
The college boys have beer
having a little fun at the expensi
of the ministers. A wasp wa!
I caught and placed in the bed of f
Columbia pastor one night. 1i
the dead hours of the night th<
miscreants listening at the doo3
heard evidences of combat withir
and knew that the preacher was
sleeping the horrid slumber ol
The boys of the college home
have a swing. The following
sign was hung on the tree the
day before the delegates began
to arrive: "All visitors are cor
diallY invited to swing in this
swing except Rev. C. E, McDonald
Hon. Geo. S. Mower and Rev.
G. G. Parkinson." The two first
named tip the scales at some
thing under 300 and the latter is
the genial little professor in the
Theological seminary and weighs
about 90 pounds.
A Common Sense View of It.
Many men think that news
paper men are persistent dunners.
By way of commparison, let us
suppose a farmer :aises one
thousand bushels of wheat a year
and sells this to one thousand
persons in all parts of the country.
A greater portion of -hem say,
"I will hand you a d.ollar in a
short time." The farmer does
not want to be small and says,
"All right." Soon the one thous
and bushels are gone, but he has
nothing to show for it, and he
then realizes that he has fooled
away his whole crop, and its value
is due him in a thousand little
driblets; conseguently, he is
seriously embarrassed in his
business because his. debtors,
eack owing him one dollar, treat
it as a small matter and think it
would not help much. Continu
ing this kind of business year in
and year out as the publisher
does, how long would he stand
it? A moments thoughat will con
vince any one that a publisher
has cause for dunning sometime.
-The friends of Miss Maggie
Neil were charmingly entertained
at her beautiful home on Friday
evening by a progrefssive "Set
Back" party, given in honor of
Miss Seymoura Hadden. Miss
Mary Pagan and Mr. "Louis Bye
tied for the first, but Mr. Bye
gallantly withdrew and it was
presented to Miss Pagan by Mr.
Jesse Doty. Several contested
for the "Booby." Afte ethe prizes
were delivered, delightful ref resh
ments were served.
-Mrs. Eunice Bacot and Miss
Maggie Aiken have returned from
Charleston where they attended
the Caldwell-Bacot wedding.
--That's what a prominent
druggist said of Scott's
Emulsion a s h ort time
ago. As a rule we don't
use or refer to testimonials
in addressing the public,
but the above remark and
s imil1a r expressions are
made so often in connec
tion with Scott's Emulsion
that they are worthy of
occsional n o t e . From
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means of remedying im
proper and weak develop
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waste. The acet i on of
Scott's Emulsion is no
more of a secret than the
composition of the Emul
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tained in ordinary food.
No system is too weak or
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