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Complaint Made in Spartanburg and
The Legality of All Dispen
The Columbia correspondent of the
News and Courier savs that the beer
dispensary situation in Spartanburg
is causing considerable comment
throughout the state and there is gen
eral interest in the outcome. Some
time ago some of the attorneys in
that city took up the matter, intend
ing to make a test case out of the
legality of a beer dispensary, the fight
corning on the word "premises." It
is claimed that dispensers have no
right to sell beer in one room and
have it served in another adjoining.
The fight then branched out on the
legality of a beer dispensary of any
description. and Sena:or Tillman re
marked at Gaffnev that there was no
law f6r one. The matter was taken
before the grand jury of Spartanburg
and bills handed out against two of
the beer dispensers, charging them
with violation of the dispensary law,
in order that the case might be tested.
The grand jury, however. refused to
act. and it is probable that a case will
be made by obtaining an injunction.
Gen. Bellinger gave an opinion that
a dispensary could be established to
sell beer just as it could sell whiskey
THE EUTAWVILLE CASE.
Four of the Alleged Lynchers Held
For the Murder of the
Negro Keitt Bookard.
As a result of the preliminary hear
ing in the -Eutawville case, held in St.
George on Wednesday and Thursday
of last week, Benny Martin, Andrew
Martin, J. H. Palmer and S. A. Ea
dons were sent to jail on the charge
of murder upon the evidence and
semi-confession of Henry C. Edwards.
"Piney",Martin was released as it ap
peared that he had been arrested on
a warrant intended for "Penny" Mar
tin his cousin. Adger Smyth Butler
was also released. These two were
not implicated by Edwards and there
was no other evidence upon which
they could be held.
LITTLE REDUCTION MADE.
Decision of'the Railroad Commission
In Freight Rates Hearing.
Columbia. S. S., December 12.-The
<decision of the railroad commission
made public recently in the case of the
Charleston freight bureau and other
commercial bodies of the state
against the S,outhern, Seaboard and
Coast Line railroads for a reduction
in intra-state or local freight rates on
the ground that these rates are ex
cessive by comparison with the rates
prevailing in North Carolina and Vir
Charleston and other South Carolina
distributing points, practically dis
misses the petition. The only changes
conceded are in the standard cotton
tariff, where a straight 35 cents rate
is made for distances up to 270 miles
as against rates ranging from 36
to 41 cents; in the standard fertilizer
tariff, which is amended so as to re
duce the ten miles and under haul
from $1.oo to 80 cents and make a
straight rate of $2.75 for hauls of 200
miles and over as against rates rang
ing between $2.75 and $3-05; and in;
the rate on flour in barrels, in wvhich
there is a parallel reduction of two
cents -for each of the ten mile hauls
up to 270 miles.
The decision will be received with
surprise throughout t'he state, a's ex
pressions from members of the com
mission from time to time have indi
cated that a general reduction would
be demanded on the part of the corn
mission. The decision will greatly
disappoint Charleston and the attor
neys who have been fighting so zeal
ous for the reductions.
Here are the findings as set forth:
in the decisi'on:
"We find therefore this situation
in South Carolina:
"The average freight moves in
South Carolina at a less rate per 1oo
pounds than in the State of Virginia
and does not much exceed the rate in
"Passenger rates in South Carolina
are less than in North Carolina.
Joinlt rates are 20 per cent less than
i Virginia anel m per cent. less than
A Car Load Ji
PRIOES AND I
in North Carolina. The South Caro.
mina rates appearing higher than
North Carolina rates are not sup
plemented by increases for branch
lines as is the case in North Caro
lina. The e.arnings in this state arc
not so much as in Virginia or North
Carolina. The net income of the
oads is not .an unreasonable rcturn
inon fair valuation. We find a frec
interchange of commodities armlCng.
distributing points. We find no dis
crimination except upon western
>roducts ,through Virginia ports to
South C-1rolina I territory. We caii
'ot find that any line touching South
Carolina is responssible for the con
ditions at trunk line termini. We
id that there is a just demand
throughout the State for more and
better trair service, better stations
and better accommodations. Bridges,
trestles and track in a condition be
ow the standard that wvoild be
:dapted for the quick and safe dis
ntch of the business tendered. We
dem it the sentiment of the people,
meo a fulfillment of the law, that our
~irt care should be for the safety and
rdiaary convenience of passengers.
in view therefore of all the fo-ego
ng statement of findings we can find
o justification for a general or ma
erial reduction of railroad rates in
his state save that the tariffs of the
state be amended as exhibited below,
USED -HIS HAIR. .
Dishonest Workmen Got Away With
A Snug Sum Every Week.
"Did you ever give thought to the
rarity of dishonesty among jewelry
artisans? Did you ever realize the
nfrequency of reports of theft by
hem?" queried an aged manufactur
"It really seems that the habitual
are for his filings, clippings and the
ike is the experienced artisan's only
onsciousness of value; otherwise the
gold to him is but a commodity to be
modeled into a thing of beauty, not!
an object for his covetousness or greed
"The older the artisan the more
frmly tixed is this habit. As a rule,
it is only the younger aspirants, and
but fewv of these, who succumb to
temptation: once started on a down
ward course, however, their own self
consciousness is most frequently their
own accuser to shopmate or foreman,
"Many years ago in a Newark shop
where mostly solid filed work was
made, a seasoned workman observed
a quaint habit in a journeyman but
recently 'out of his time,' who wvas
seated at an adjoining bench. The
latter had very dark hair, wore it
lng, and (it was in the days of bear's
grease and hair oils) kept it well
oiled. He had a habit of pushing his
fingers up through his long hair as if
to keep it from falling over his eyes;
it was further noticed that prior to
each such action he dabbed his fin
grc in the i.nchpnn wherein had
can get a
ty; S. C.
fallen the Wings from his work. The
habit vas not indulged in when away
from his seat.
"The foreman. on an occasion when
at his back, examining a piece of his
work, noticed the sparkle of gold in
his hair; mentioning it casually to an
older bench fellow when the latter
came to the foreman for stock, the
quaint habit was detailed by the older
man, and set the foreman thinking.
He called at the boarding house
where the young artisan resided, and,
being acquainted with the proprietor,
learned thaL 'ie yqung man upon
coming to his midday dinner and to
his evening meal invariably sought
his room first.
"It was discovered that he thor
oughly washed his hair before each
meal, dried it and oiled it, and that
with each operation he deposited in
his wash bowl from one to two penny
weights of 18 carat gold filings,
which had from five to twelve hours
in which to settle before his wash
water was decanted therefrom. It
was a clear steal of three penny
weights, or at least $2.50 for each of
his six working days.
It is needless to say that after this
discovery his silent partnership, with
a part of the profits, forthwith
Lord Kitchener Did As He Was Told.
From an Indian correspondent
comes the following amusing story
of Lord Kitchener and a determined
little lady of three or four summers.
It happened on board the ship con
veyin'g Lord Kitchener to India. One
afternoon "K. of K." was dozing in
his deck chair,. for even humor nods
awhile, when the small maiden in
question, playing with her ball, per
haps by accident, perhaps by design,
let it fly into his lordship's face when
it rolled to his feet. Lord Kitche
ner woke up and turned upon the
child, who by this time had approach
ed him, that basilisk gaze before
wvhich the hearts of strong men have
often turned to water.
But the child was in no wise abash
edl. "Pick up my ball." she said im
p)eratively. Lord Kitchener frowned
and answered not.
"Pick up my ball," reiterated the
small damsel insistently.
"Haven't yon got a nurse?" said
Lord Kitchener in an awful voice.
The interrogative mood -was ant
s.wered by the impressive:
"Pick up my ball!"
Lord Kitchener looked around des
paringly, but reinforcements were not
in sight. "Where is your mother?"
he said weaklv.
Pick-up-my-ball !" The ulti
matum was delivered in crescendlo
tt)mes which suggested the imminence
of something wvorse to follow, and
Lord Kitchener meekly complied.
Then he fled incontinently to the
My Dear Little Frien(
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* that you will be sure
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later than Friday, DE
Your old friend,
We have lots of value i
Millinery, Dress Goods a
ments which it will pay y
ber the price is right, we
over a single Jacket or S
price one half on these g
will sell you shoes at the
paste board bottom. A
and Men's odd Pants
We will sell you H ats
A big lot of Knit and S
19 cents each. A few n
Remember we will be
on Christmas ioys.
The Right P
*Are my long suit.
+ except bad ones.
+ stamp and an inde
+ ing linen for 40c
* other good things.
4 1834 Main Street,
Southern Lime 2
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what it is. So I+
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pretty things, and*
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many Children as+
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to know where to.
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or you in Dry Goods,
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dont intend to carry
kirt. We have cut the
roods. This week we
price others get for
big lot of Boys' Suits
reduced one third in
at your price.
ilk Caps for Babies at
iore $l .00 Furs at 69
in line and prices right
I make any kind *
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llible pad for mark- .
ants. I have some.
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