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E. H. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., -ts second class matter.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9.
The Brice Bill.
Citizens" of Prosperty gave notice
in the last issue of The Herald and
News that the candidates for the leg
islature would be called upon to ex
press themselves at the meeting at
Prosperity today on the "Brice Bill"
-the original "Brice Bill".
No doubt a great many pt.ple
do not know just what the provisions
of the original Brice Bill were, while
they have a general idea of what its
purpose was. WVe have not a copy of
the original bill. but from an exami
nation of the senate journal and the
proposed amendments we would con
clude that the following Section 7 is
the original Brice Bill, down to the
priviso fixing a tax of one-half mill
on all c6unties voting out dispensar
ies. The bill passed the house as
it left the senate in all material
points. The proviso or amendment
levying the tax was affixed by Sena
tor Raysor, of Orangeburg, and was
adopted by a vote of 14 to 21. From
this it appears that six senators were
absent and not voting. The only
roll call vote in the house on the bill
which might be construed as a test
vote resulted 48 to 66 in favor of the
bill as amended by tb senate and as
passed by both houses.
The following is a copy of the Act
as it was passed by the last legisla
"Sestion 7. There may be one or
more county dispensers appointed
for each county, the place of busi
ness, of each of whom shall be desig
nated -by the county board of con
trol, but the state board of control
must give consent before more than
one dispenser can bt appointed in
any county. and when the county
board desginates a locality for a dis
pensary, twenty da#s' public notice
oi which shall be given, it shall be
comnpetent for a majority of the qual
inied voters of the township in which
such dispensary is to be located to
prevent its location in such township,
by signing a petition or petitions ad:
dressed to the county board, request
ing that no dispensary be established
in that township. A dispensary may
be located elsewhere than in an in
corporated town in the counties of
Beaufort and H-orry and no others
except such as are authorized by spec
ial Act of the general assembly. Any
county may secure the establishment
of a dispensary or dispensaries, or
the removal of a dispensary or dlis
pensaries wvithin its limits, in the fol
kowing manner: Upon the petition
of one-fourth of the qualified voters
of each county upon either the ques
tion of the establishment or the re
moval of dispensaries therein being
filed with the county supervis or
each county, he shall orde'r an elec
ion submitting the question of "dis
pensary" or "no dispensary" to the
qualifled voters of such county. which
shall be condu:cted as other special
elections. and if a majo'rityv of the
ballots cast be for a dispenusary.
then a dispensary may' b estalihe
in said county, but if a majority Of
the ballots cat h e found and( (I
clared to be agaeist the dispenary.
law in said county, under and by di
rection of the governor. said tax to
be collected as other county taxes
and fi,rwarded t- the state treasurer,
t be expended. ir so much thereof
as nmay be neces,ary. an nt%w prvideil
by- law. fo.r i uchi uro, An.,
balance remaining uiexpended at ihc
end of the yLar to be return-d by the
st;te treasurer tc the c(unty treas
tr ofich couity for g'eneral C.un
Zy purpoSeS. and that the value of al
c -IsCatonS Io c, ilntraband g ?<
seized in such countv. as dterminec
hX tile State board of directors, shal
be pal to the state treasurer to bc
credite(l to the fund raised by sai'
levy for the enforcement of) the law
as above provided. And any amoun1
expended in said county fo1(r the en
f,rcement (f the dispensary law. shal'
he refunded to the state treasury im
on the collection of the tax abov(
levied. Any county voting out
dispensary. shall not thereafter rc
ceive any part of the surplus that
may remain -f the dispensary school
funds. after the deniciencies in the
various county school funds have
been made up. as provided by law."
We had supposed that the dispen
sarv. so far as Newberrv is concern
ed, is not an issue or that it was set
tled. and we can see no especial good
in airing it. We have no objection
to a discussion. however. The Brice
Bill as now on the statute books
strikes as as a wise measure and we
cannot see any reasonable objection
to it. It provides that if a county
wants to be rid of the dispensary an
election shall be ordered on petition
.t one-fourth of the qualified voters
>t the cotinty and a majority vote can
:arry ti county for prohibition.
There seems to be nothing unreason
able in that. The county is inter
eted in the matter as much as the
owns and should have a voice in
he question of prohibition or dispen
ary for the county. If the county
i really in earnest in the matter of
)rohibitioni there can be no objection
o putting up a fund to have the law
.nforced because if is really means to
ave prohibition the money will not
e tised and will go back to the coun
y. Then if it will not sell whiskey
it should not care to share in the
ronts made in other counties.
The Herald and News has never
>elieved in statutory prohibition. W\e
>eliev'e it is a theoretical dream, and
hat the evils of intemperance will
e .greater where you undertake to
>rohibit the sale of wvhiskey than
here .you regulate it. In other
ords, there will be ,less intemper
mene under the dispensary system
han there would be in an attempt to
ave prohibition. The dispensary
ystem in its operations has its de
fects, but we have come to the con
lusion that it is the lesser of the
vils so far tried, and, therefore, we
ow stand for the dispensary.
There. are those who hold that the
tate should be the unit in matters
a this kind and that if we have dis
nnsarv itshould be for the state. and
otn the other hand, if we have pro
ibition. it must be for the entire
ate. We are willing to g'o tur
her in the matter of local self-gov
riment and say the county shoald
be the unit and if a county gcam s pro
ibition let it have it but wec would
.t reduce the unit below the ec:
V. F'or that reason we favor the
4 more in this
we care to
all who wish
$ Ihe departme
* sure that we car
We have a fin(
ing Hats, Hats fc
$ the perquisites t
* Prices away d
and see for your
i Our lines of White
4 Light Woolen Dress C
4 evening wear, Hosiery,
Sall right. Nice lines of
. Come and see us.
Not All Shoes!l
I don't want our friends to for
getan idea because we have
just put in stock seventy-one
The Hamilton Brown of
Shoe Cornpany's Good
Shoes for Men, Boys,
Women and Children
for fall that our stock W
is all Shoes. F
It is true we have the best'
stockof Shoes in Newberry,
and when we get our new fall
Banister's Fine Shoes
for Men we' will have the finest
line in town, still we have just
as good a line of Men's Fur
nishing Goods, Hats and Pants, Be
Underwear and Umbrellas, etc ,
as we have Shoes, and we'
want to sell you everything you
needi in all these lines. Every N
tie yiou spendi a dollar at ourSh
store you get more for that dol
say that should not be considered In
the di;cussion of a miral question.
And yet when you believe. and the
. ) per iI CeS oI prohibition ComInlhit1
tie= leach that the morai ie w'
iiii be improved. it is wi(rth con.i-ldcr
TH H eral and News believ-,s in
tperiance in ai thin:gs tbut we do,
' t believe vult can legi-lat e it.. it.
peiple, nir can Vl! make peoIple
miirial by prohibitory statutes. It is
at price- of educati"n.
The CIounty campaigl 4i1pe!Is again
t Ily. Three weeks more and we
hiave the election. The campaign
so far has been pleasant and harnmon
iils and it is hoped it will be so to
The Gaffnev Ledger. usually care
ful and correct. has an editorial on
"Only Two Issues which is so full
of errors that we must call ou
friend's attentio,in tii them. One of
the issues m1eiltioneld is the Brice
hill. aniid the -ther bienenial sessions.
If inr friend will read the bill in
qiestion. which he will find at pages
--7 to: the Acts of 1904. he will
:ee how badly he is mistaken. In,
stead of a two-thirds vote only a ma
.iority vote Is necessary to remove a
dispensary from the county but there
must be a petition signed by one
fourth of the qjualified voters of the.
county to order the election. Instead
if a tax of two mills to pay consta
bles. one-half of one Mill is levied to
be at the disposal of the governor in
paying expenses oi entorcing the law.
In the matter of biennial sessions,
it is tip to the voters of the state to
say whether they want them or not.
The editor of this paper voted in the
legislature to submit the question to
the people and it was carried by th<.
exact number of votes necessary.
One vote less would have defeated
the resolution. We do not believe
there will be as great saving as some
people think but we want the people
to say what they want.
Big Pi.cnic Today.
The anntual picnic by the three Sun
day Schools oi WVest End and the
two Sunday Schools of Mollohon will
b)e held today at Ebenezer. Com
plete arrangements have been made
to give the children a big day, and
they are looking forwvard to the oc
casion with unmixed pleasure. The
grown people will go along, too, but
they will be there for the special pur.
pose of seeing that the children enjoy
Some idea of the size of the un
dertaking may be gained from the
fact that fourteen wagons have been
secu1redl for the three WVest End Sun
dlay Schools, not including the con
vevances for the Mollahon schools.
nor buggies and other vehicles.
The variious committees. which
were ptubiisned some time ago. have
been active in making all arrange
mnents. aud they are now complete.
Both mills are now closed for the
annual vacation and everybody may
have the opportunity to att end!
There wvill be nob addresses or any:
thing of that kind. It is a children'>
picnic and cveryt hinug simply l'ook
norv:ard1 to their pleasure.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE
MENT AND DISCHARGE.
t we have,
their late i
nt is in com
and we feel +
lot of walk-+
>r Dress and,
own. Come +
'oods, Goods for
Corsets, etc, are
the grand and only
the season to the
A RE $2.00 ONLY.
eave Newberry 7.30 a. m.
ain will stop at all points be
n Prosperity and Hodges.
3r information. etc., see or
L P. F. BAXTER.
J. MARION DAVIS.
or M. L. SPEARMAN.
st Mineral As
C. H. CA NNON,
arGO., N. & L. Depot.
igles! Shingles! Shingles!
0.000 Shingles just
asivd, FOR ALE