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PUBLISHED WEEKLY WINNSBORO, S. C. WEDNESOAY, AUGUST 22, 1906. ESTABLISHED 1844
Synopsis of the Measure
The Original Bill was the Work of
Manning, of Sumter, but in the F
the Committee, Were Embod
The bill popularly known as
the Raysor-Manning, because it
-was the joint work of Senators
Raysor of Orangeburg and Man
-ing of Sumter, being the fruit of
the matured thought and labor of
these two men, who conscien
tiously believing that the dispen
-sary system, properly and hon
estly conducted, offers, under the
conditions prevailing in the State,
iot only the best, but the only
practical and satisfactory means
of controlling the liquor traffic
and minimizing the evils that at
tend the use of any and all alco
holic liquors as a beverage, sought
to frame a law that would purge
the State dispensary of the cor
:uption believed to exist therein
and so to hedge about the man
agement with restrictions that the
opportunity for graft and dishon
eaty in the purchase of liquor
and other supplies, which the law
as it stood not only permitted,
but appeared to invite, would be
Senators Raysor and Manning,
-with the same object in view, viz.,
to make the dispensary as nearly
as possible a graft-proof business
- institution, which under the exer
cise of the police power of the
.State should control and regulate
the liquor traffic, which is con
'ceded by all to be an evil that of
iecessity must be rggulated and
-curtailed for the public good,
-worked independently at first,
each preparing a bill to be intro
.duced in the senate. When the
legislature convened they found
that their bills were drawn on
similar lines and they, therefore,
decided to jointly prepare a new
'bill, utilizing the best features of
each of the two previously pre
pared. The greatest care was
exercised in drawing this bill; in
formation and suggestions were
sought from senators and others
who desired to purify the dispen
sary system and make it the in
strument for good that it was and
is capable of being made. Wben
-the bill was completed and intro
- duced in the senate it at once
came to be -known as the Raysor
Upon being referred to com
mittee in the regular order, the
bhill was given thoughtful consid
'eration and a rigid and patient
analysis. The result of the corn
mittee's consideration was a sub
stitute bill, which embodied the
*distinctive features of the original
bill, that being used as a frame
work, and also the ideas of the
'committee and others who had
:made suggestions looking to the
'perfection of the proposed new
ldispensary law. Among the suo
.gestions thus embodied in the bill
'was one made by Senator Tillman
that liquor be purchased from
United States bonded warehouses
This substitute bill, which wes
in fact the committee's bill, al
though built upon' the Raysor
Manning bill as a foundation, was
still popularly known as the Ray
sor-Manning bill and by that title
it is yet known.
This is the bill that the house
of representatives rejected and
practically refused to consider at
all, after the effort to force the
Morgan (house) thrcugh the sen
ate had failed. This is the meas
ure thatis now the leading issue
in the State campaLign, and which
-is the dispensary plank in the
platform of Mr. Richard I. Man
- ning in his campaign for governor.
Occupying as it does so impor
-tant a place amongst the issues
.of the campaign, a synopsis of
the bill will be both interesting
Section 1 prohibits the manu
facture, sale or keeping of spirit
'ous, malt or other intoxicating
liquor that is used as a beverage,
iexcept as hereinafter provided,
lander a penalty. All liquors sold
or kept in the State, whether
manufactured here, or imported,
are required to be tested by the
cemist of the South Carolina
College to determine their purity,
and all liquors not so tested are
declared detrimental to the morals,
good health and safety of the
State, and all such liquors may
be seized wherever found, without
a warrant. It also prescribes the
procedure to be followed by those
who desire to import liquor' for
personal use in order that they
may do so legally. The expense
of making tests of liquors to de
termine their purity are to be
pa bhe tatei trasurer. oul
IANNING BILL. lit
Designed to Reform the t1
Senators Raysor, of Orangeburg, and it
inal Form, as Reported Back from fc
ied the Sugo-estions of Others. si
of the funds of the dispensary in fc
his hands, and not by the board 3
of directors as heretofore. Te
Section 2 repeals Section 556 ai
which creates the State board of t
directors and thereby abolishes 0
that board, the three members of Is
which are intrusted with the man
agement of a $3,000,000 business ai
and paid only $400 a year apiece.
This is one of the most impor- P
tant, as well as sensible and neces- t
sary reforms contemplated by the a
The next section (3) is the most v
striking feature of the entire bill
as it contains the provisions that
will wipe out the graft that hasI
attended the purchase of liquor
and other dispensary supplies. cc
It first provides for the election of p
a commissioner at a salary of
$3,000 per year, who shall be the
&xecutive board of the State dis- of
pensary. His term of office is
fixed at two years. The governor
is empowered to suspend the com- as
missioner for cause. a;
The commissioner is required at
to advertise for twenty days, com- qi
mencing the first day of March ii at
each year, in two or more daily m
papers of this State, and one daily w]
newpaper in each of the cities of th
Louisville, Ky., Cincinnati, 0., na
Baltimore, Md., and Pittsburg, er
Pa., for bids to supply the kinds fo
and qualities of liquors required bl
for sale by the State dispensary ti<
during the ensuing year, the same
being specified in the advertise- pr
ment. These bids must be sealed, co
and without mark to distinguish ar
them one from another and sent m
by express within ten days of the he
last advertisement to the State to
treasurer in whose custody they re
remain until opened on March St
31st in public by a committee of en
three citizens, appointed by the lic
governor on or before March 20th. bt
Contracts are to be awarded by dc
this committee to the lowest re- be
sponsible bidders for the several of
kinds of liquor and other supplies ti<
required. The members of the th
committee are to be paid $10 each d4
per day and five cents mileage for x
each mile actually traveled, and m:
they are ineligible for reappoint- sh
menHt. All bidders are required
to give good. and sufficient bond p
as 8a guarantee of good faith for us
the performance of the obligation tb
in th'e event of receiving a con- y
tract. The contracts must be ap- if
proved by the attorney general st
and the amount of bond shall cc
equal 20 per cent of the estimated us
cost of the liquor or other sup- an
plies to be purchased. bi
The kinds of iqunor that shall an
be purchased are the following: ac
Pure cologne spirits, or de- 0r
ordorized alcohol, 9'5 per cent a'
from government bonded ware- W.
houses. Two stamp whiskey, 50 bc
per cent proof from the bonded se
warehouses of the United States, tU
with the understanding that the th
State shall buy the whiskey on ch
the warehouse certificates and hc
shall pay the revenue taxes itself in
in order to insure its not being at
adulterated or tampered witb. as
The three kinds of liquors, corn, T.
rye and bourbon,- shall be pur- k
chased in this way in the quanti- sa
ties which, in the judgment of the be
commissioner, will be required by th
the demand in this State. It is th
permissibly to make contracts for,3
croh. Of the four kinds of alco-'a
h'jlic products above designated si.
with different persons for the sup. di
ply needed for the year to be A
ordered out by the comminssioner, or
as indicated, and the bidding for OC
the different varieties of whiskey la
shall indicate not less than twenty a
different brands of whiskey quoted te
on the market in the wholesale pr
prices current of the various w
cities designated. No whiskey Si
shall be purchased for use in this w
State that is less than one year gl
old as shown by the warehouse vi
certificate. A record of all bids st
shall be kept in book provided at
for that purpose. Thbe bids above a
designated shall include whiskey sI
one year old, whiskey three years hi
old, whiskey fiv'e years old, and g
those whiskies of the ages desig- b
n3ted shal! be a basis, when mixed il
with cologn e spirits, or sold just It
as they are received kr the dif. tg
ferent grades to be furnished ze s
county dispensers. The commis- 5
sioners shall also in the same way ce
invite bids to be opened and con- ih
tracts awarded at the same time w
and in the same manner as here
inbef ore provided, for Cognac S
brandy, California brandy, peach I
nd apple brandy, rum and gin
such quantities, with the right
purchase more, as may be in
s judgment necessary to supply
te demands. These bids shall
iecify the kinds and qualities of
[ch liquors, and bids for wines,
quors and cordials shall be lim
ed to such as may be advertised
r by the dispensary commis
onei as hereinbefore provided.
ids for beer (to be advertised
r, opened, etc., as aforesaid)
tall designate the alcoholic con
nts not less than 4 per cent,
id the amount of malt and hops
be used in its manufacture, and
> beer shall be purchased that
not shown by chemical analysis
>t to contain salacilic acid, or
iy other adulterant to prevent
rmentation. No beer shall be
irchased except export beer, or
at which is already in bottle
id pasteurized and beer in kegs
red at least three months in cold
orage. Bids shall also be ad
rtised in the manner already
ovided in the purchase of
iuors and at the same time for
pplying the State dispensary
th glass bottles, demijohns,
rks, labels, sealing wax, ship
ng. cases, paper wrappers for
e bottles and all other needful
pplies required in the conduct
the business of the State dis
nsary, and these shall be let to
e lowest bidder, in like manner
provided for the bidding for
nuors, anc a bond with good
d su.fficient sureties shall be re
ired for the faithful perform
ce of the contracts. The com
ssioner having ordered out the
iiskey and cologne spirits of
e kinds and qualities desig
,ted, is authorized and empow
d to employ for a period of
r months a skilled expert to
and the same under his direc
)> and supervision, in such a
ty as to supply as nearly as
acticable the liquors known to
mmerce but which shall not in
y way be adulterated by ad
[ture, of any injurious or un
althful ingredients, and in order
do this, he shall take out a
etifier's license from the United
ates government, and thus be
abled to rectify or mix the
[nors which are required for the
Lsiness. Such blending shall be
ne upon a formula that shall
posted in the commissioner's
ace, subject to personal inspec
)n by any citizen. The liquors
us mixed or blended shall be
signated by the signs x,.xx and
x and the age of the whiskey.
ixed with the cologne spirits
all constitute the basis, to wit:
hiskey one year old with the
oportion of cologne spirits
ed, shall be designated as x;
ree years old as xx; and five
ars old as xxx; provided, that
there shall be a demand for the
raight whiskey unmixed with
logne spirits, the same may be
ed instead of the blended goods,
d the price shall be governed
the relative cost of the same
d the ]abels indicate the char
ter of liquor, whether blended
two stamped. There shall be
other brand, known as xxxx
iskey, which shall be whiskey
tled in bond, not less than
ven years old; or the same varie
3s of liquors as designated by
e distillers' brand may be pun
ased from the bonded ware
uses, as hereinbefore provided,
the barrel, and may be bottled
the State dispensary the same
other liquors are bottled.
ere shall be no case whiskey
pt in stock at the State dispen
ry. .kll such purchases must
,made upon special orders sent
rough the county dispensers to
e State dispensary by the per
n or persons desiring to obtain
me and the Sto- dispensary
all order the said goods shipped
rect to the county dispensary.
.1 whiskey, whether e'blepded"
straight," shall be pu~t up in
tles of full measure a n d
belled as hereinbef ore provided,
d the proof, or aleoholic con
nts of each package shall be
intd on said label, together
th the price as fixed by the
ate board, and the grade of the
iskey shall be blown in the
ass as 4 xx, xxx, or xxxx. Pro
ded this shall apply to only
tch whiskey as may be bottled
~the dispensary, aud it shall be
misdemeanor for the comnmis
oner to bottle, label or sell any
iuors which shall not be true to
*ade blown in the glass punisha
e by fine or imprisonment in
e discretion of court: Provded,
Lrther, that nothing herein con
ined shall prevent said commis
oner of the dispensary from
s.ing distillers mn this State
ntracts for the puarchase ol
quors manufacttred by them
1thin this State.
Section 4 of the bill amends
ection 558 of the Code so as to
NOTICE OF ELECTI UN
Upon the Proposition A
Fairfield County Issuing
$40,000 in Bonds for
Paying of Present In=
debtedness and Getting
on a Cash Basis.
Notice is hereby given that an elec
tion will be held at the several pre
cincts established by law in Fairfield
County on TUESDAY, AUGUST 28,
1906, upon the question of Fairfield
County issuing $40,000 in bonds for the
paying of present indebtedness and
getting on a cash basis, pursuant to an
Act of the General Assembly, approved
the 16th day of February, 1906, which
said Act is as follows:
AN AcT to Provide Funds for Pt.ying
the Present Indebtedness of Fairfield
County, so a- to put the said Couity
on a Cash Basis.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of South
Carolina, That for the purpose of pay
ing the present indebtedness of the
County of Fairfield, and providi'g for
the expenses of the County, the County
Board of Commissioners of the County
of Fairfield be, and hereby are, author
ized and empowered to issue and sell
interest-bearing coupon bonds of said
County, payable to bearer, and in such
denominations as they may deem
best, for the sum of forty thousand
($40,000.00) dollars, and bearing inter
est at the rate not exceeding 4 1-2 per
cent.Iperannum, payable annually, on
the first day of November of each and
every year, to bear date first day of
November, A. D. 1906, to be made pay
able forty years from the date thereof,
with the right to redeem and retire the
same, or any part thereof, after twenty
years, to be made payable in any legal
tender of the United States; and said
bonds shall be exempt from all State,
County and municipal taxes. And
any bank investing any part of its
surplus in said bonds, that part of snr
plus shall be exempt from taxation:
Provided, hovever, That the question
of issuing said bonds shall be submitted
to the qualified voters of Fairfield
County, on August 28, 1906, by the
Board of County Commissioners: And
Provided, further, That said election
shall be held on said date in the man
ner and under the rules governing gen
eral elections in this State, at which
election the question of bond issue shall
be submitted to said electors as follows:
There shall be two sets of tickts, on
one of which shall .be printed, "For
Bond Issue;"and on the other, "Against
Bond Issue;" and if the majority of
the ballots be for bond issue, then said
bonds shall be issued as provided in
this Act; and if the majority of the
ballots cast be against bond issue, then
said bonds shall not be issued.
See. 2. That said County Board of
Commissioners of Fairfield County
shall issue said bonds, to be signed by
the County Supervisors and counter
signed by the Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners, to be impressed
with the seal of the County Supervi
sor, and the coupons thereof shall be
signed in the same manner; Provided,
however, That the signatures of said
officers nay be lithographed upon the
oupons of said bonds, and such litho
graphing shall be sufficient signing
thereof, and said bonds shall be num
bered consecutively from one up'Ward,
and a record of the respective numbers,
denominations and amounts of said
bonds shall be registered and kept by
said Board, in a suitable book provided
by said Board for that purpose.
Sec. 3. That said County Board of
Commissioners shall negotiate and sell
said bonds for cash and for not less than
par, and shall appropriate as much of
the proceeds of the sale as necessary to
the purpose of paying off the indebted
ess and pay balance to the County
Treasurer., to be used for the general
expenses of said County.
Sec. 4. That thereshall be levied and
collected annually, from and upon all
the property in the County, a sufficient
sum to pay interest on said bonds; and
the County Treasurer shall collect the
same and pay said coupons as they
may mature. And there shall also he
levied and collected upon all the taxa
ble values of the County a sum equal
to one-sixtieth of amount of bond issue
for the year 1907, and for each and
every year thereafter; which sum shall
*be, and constitute a 'sinking fund for
the payment of said bonds when they
Sec. 5. That the sinking fund hereby
reated for the redemption of the said
bonds shall be kept separate and intact
by the County Treasurer and Clerk of
Court of Fairfield County, and their
successors in office, who shalJ consti
ute the Sinking Fund Commission,
ad shall be denosited at interest in
some solvent bank or banks within t his
State for the benefit of said fund. The
said Sinking Fund Commission are
ereby authorized to use the said sink
ing funds or any part of it in purchas
ing and retiring the bonds herein
authorized at any time, whether-they
be due or not, if same can be purchased
at a reasonable priee, and to keel) a
correct record of all such purchases and
cancelltions. The said sinking funds
shall be protected and held under the
ficial bonds of the said County Treas
urer and Clerk of Court.
Sec. 6. No part of the money arising
from the sale of bonds shall be applied
to the indebtedness of the said County
of Fairtield until the legal aniount of
such indebtedness shall be first deter
mined by a Commission to be appoint
ed for that specific purpose.
Approveg1 the 16th day of February,
A. D). 1906.
The following named pers5ons have
been appointed Managers of Election,
Albion-J E Stevenson, WV L Ros
borough, Adam Dun~bar.
Bear Creek-Johni H Cooper, Charles
Hens, E WV Keanedy.
Blythewood-C B Boney, WV A
Broom, P B Hoffmnan.
Centreville-W Bris Hogan, David
Bran ham, Jr, T 0 Hiollis.
Featervile-M D C Colvin, Thus E
De, Henry Coleman.
Gladden's Grove-Jas M Higgins,
Ths McDonald, J WV Keistler.
Greenbrier-S R Rutland, J R Del
leney, W P' Bir.
Horeb (Hawes> Store)-N D.Roberts,
J WV Clark, A J Brown.
Jenkinsville-B3 H Yarborough, J B
Curry, D) L Glenn.
Jackson Creek-Moses Clarke, J WV
jPope, C K Turner.
~Longtown--Saml McCormick, J T
IStewart, A W Matheson.
Monticello-J H Aiken, W J Burley,
A ( McMeekin.
Rlidgvewar-W G, hinniant, Williami
Rembert, Chas Tid-vell.
Winnsboro-Juo A Hinnant, .Jno H
Neil, Jas W Boliek.
Woodward-W M1 Harvey, S L Me
J)ouald, A W Brice.
On the day of election the Managers
n must organize by the election of a
Cliairm)an .aid a Clerk, if necessary.
Th Chaiirman elected is empowered to
adm inister oaths.
The Managers have the power to fill
any vaclancy, and if none of the Man
agers attend, the citizens ean appoil
from :o1Ong the qualified voters the
Mlanagers, who, after being sworn, can
conduct the election.
At the close of the election the Maii
agers and Clerk must proceed publicly
to open the b:allot boxes and count the
ballots therein, and continue without
adjouronient until the same is coin
pleted, and Iac a statement of the
Within three days thereafter, the
Chairman of the Board, or sone one
designated by the Board, must deliver
to the Connissioners of Election the
poll list, the boxes containing the bal
lots. and written statenents of the re
suilt of lhe election.
The M'anagers at each precinct named
alxwe are requested to delegate one of
their nun er to seernre boxes and blanks
for the election. They -can be secured
oi and after August 21 at the Court
Managers will be paid $1.00 per day
for coning for the boxes and five cents
per mile each way by the _2ost direct
route; one dollar per day fr returning
the boxes and same mileage as above;
one dollar per day on day of election
and five cents per mile each way, going
and returning home, not to exceed
three days in all. Each set of Mana
gers is allowed a Clerk, who receives
the same pay as the Managers.
R. D. BOLICK,
J. A. STEWART
Commissioners State and County hlec
tions of Fairfield County.
In accordance with the constitution
and rules of the Democratic party due
notice is hereby ziven that on TUES
DAY, AUGUST 28, 1906, a primary
election will be held at the usual places
of voting in Fairfield County for the
purpose of nominating candidates for
the following offices, to wit:
One Lieutenant Governor.
One Secretary of State.
One Adjutant and Inspector General.
One State Suridatendent of Educa
One Attorney General.
One State Treasurer.
One Railroad Commissioner.
One Member of Congress, Fifth Dis
Three Members of House of Repre
One County Supervisor.
One Judge of Probate.
One County Superintendent of Edu
One County Treasurer.
The polls will open at S o'clock A. M.
and close at 4 o'clock P. 1., when the
votes will be counted and the result
The following persons have been duly
appointed Managers of said election
and one from each precinct will please
call on the County Chairman Satur
day, the 2'5th inst., and qualify and get
boxes and tickets:
Albion-J E Stevenson, J T Doug
lass, Fitz Dove.
Blythewood-A S Langford, James
Lorick, ~Durham Boney.
Bear Creek-T C Duke, C H Heins,
M1 L Cooper.
Centreville-W B Hogan, Charles
Abell, Robt Eastler.
j jLongtown-J C Stewart, B F Cas
sells, David Smith.
Ridgeway--N C Crumnptoin, E M
Mlellichuamp, Wmn Spence.
Greenbrier-J WV Richardson, S WV
Broom, WV G Smith.
Mossy Dale-T C Camak, G R Perry,
M1 R Robertson.
Horeb-A J Brown, G B-Hagood,
G G Steele
Jenkinsville-C B Douglass, Jr, B H
Yarborough, S S Curry.
Monticello-WV J Burley, S G Mec
Mleekin, J H Aiken.
Feasterville-H C Coleman, S E Hill,
T E Dye.
Woodward-W 31 Harvey, T WV
Brice, Jr, J A Stewart.
White Oak-J H Neil, Jas MIcDowell,
J E Nichols.
Gladden's G rove-Will Dixon,Barnes
Mlobley, Robt McDonald.
Wateree-J D Rawls, E L Lathan,
Joe S Isenhower.
Mitford-J 31 Higgins, .Jas Gladden.
Holly Grove--Andrew Ballentine,
Oscar itiley, Oscar Broom.
Winnusboro-WV A Beaty, W R Elliott,
R Y Turner.
Fairfield Cotton Mlills-J H Hudson,.
S A Wright, J S Babenbaugh.
Jackson Creek-WV J Turner, XV .1
Pope, JT C Stone.
Salem-J B- Frazier, J 31 Edermg
ton, E 31 Milling. T .BUE
J-. R. CU RL EE, County Chmin. 2
Some Plain Facts
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To be used on any kind of (dental
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soLO ONLY UY
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1611 Main St., COLUMIBIA, S. C.
MIail orders 1 Write for
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IT IS OUR PURPOSE TO KEEP A MOST UP
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Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Shipments in every line now coming in daily.
Give us a call for anything in the grocery
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40. A.eXZC ROB ITH l\Tq
(Successor to W. C. Boyd.)
D~own to Date.
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r we do just what we say. We
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.3 in Footwear.
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COLUMBIA, S. C.
m72 Main Street. Postoff ice Block.