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The First Session Held Yesterday for
Organization and to Map
Out the Work.
Senator Cole. L. Blease went to
Columbia on Sunday . to attend the
meeting of the dispensary investigat
ing committee, ap.inted by the last
general assembly.. The committee
was appointed under a resolution in
troduced in the senate by Mr. Blease,
and he was made chairman of the
committee. The meeting yesterday
was called to or :er at 12 o'clock in
the parlors of W right's hotel, having
been called especially for the pur
pose of organization and to map out
the work. The ma ters on which the
committee is charged .pecifically are:
"Whether or not it is a fact that
houses represented by agents who
are near relatives of the members of
the board of directors receive large
ordcrs at each purchase.
"Is it a fact that members of the
board of directors are or have been
agents for certain wholesale houses
from which large purchases are
"Is it a fact that parties to whom
- large orders are given are not whole
sale dealers, but brokers, and that
the orders are filled by third persons,
thus making the state pay the com
missions of the middleman?
"Was it necessary to purchase the
large quantity of liquors ordered in
December, 1904, to fill demands, and
especially the new and fancy goods
purchased which are unknown to the
"Are the extraordinary purchases
made necessary to the best business
interests of the dispensary system?
"What is the financial standing of
the busines, and is it run on the best
principles for the interest of the law
as originally passed and amended?
"Is it a fact that the stte, through
the dispensaries, is violating the con
stiution of 1895, in that it is selling
whiskey in less quantities than one
half of one pint?
"Is it a fact that the state is sell
ing fifths in case goods to its cus
tomers and charging them for one
"Is it a *fact that certain agent
are traveling over the state and of
fering special inducements to county
dispensers to 'push' certain brands
of liquor, and if so, is it a fact known
to the members of the state board of
"Is it a fact that certain require
ments of the law are dispensed with
by the county dispenser by order of
or by the consent of the members of
the state board of directors?
"Has the whiskey which has been
recently purchased been ordered out
' from the dealer, or is it held in re
serve for future delivery?
"What is the indebtedness of the
dispensary for liquors which have
been bought but not delivered?
"What freights shave been overpaid
when better rates could have been
ERROR IN APPROPRIATION.
LSouth Carolinaa College By Accident
Was Given More Than
In looking over the act making ap
propriations for the current year,
Mr. S. T. Carter, of the state treas
urer's office discovered that the South
Carolina college, by accident was
given an appropriation of $35,050,
whereas thec orrect figures should
Mr. Carter says that there was an
erasure in the bill and the figure ~5
was inserted wvhere some o:her figure
It is recalled that several years ago1
an appropriation of $a5,ooo was made
for Clemson college to replace her
burned dormitory. The engrossing
department by error raised the fig
ures to $35,000 but Clemson turned
back the money to which she was not
This raises a fine point of law.
Suppose the trustees of the South
Carolina college should want to use
the entire appropriation as it appears
in the act-which would be the highest
evidence-of the correct amount, the
journals of the house and of the sen
ate or the act itself signed by the
president of the senate, the speaker
of the house and the governor of the
state? There will, be no necessity
:~or such a determination, for the
trustees did not accep: the money to
which the college is not entitled hon
The board of trustees of the South
Carolina college had a long session
It was reported to the board that
a mistake had been made in the ap
propriation for the support of the
college and that $2,300 more than
was really intended had got into the
act. The board renounced all claim
to this $2,3oo and has no intention
of using any portion of it.
Dr. J. William Flinn. who for many
years has filled the chair of moral
philosophy, tendered his resignation.
It was accepted to take effect at the
close of thc present sessio-,. Dr.
Flinn has for 17 years been connected
with the college.
DROWNED AT BATESBURG.
Most Peculiar and Horrible Death of
Little Girl While Playing
Hide and Seek.
Batesburg, Feb. 26.-The town of
Batesburg was horrified and shocked
at a peculiar tradegy which occurred
here yesterday in which little Annie,
the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. H. T. Wright, lost her life. In
the afternoon several little girls were
engaged at the Wright home in a
game of hide and seek and getting
tired of the game quit, and then for
the first time noticed the absence of
li:tle Annie. Search was made im
mediately and - after some time she
was found, fallen head foremost into
an empty post hole half full of water.
The smallness of the hole prevented
her from extricating herself, or mak
in: any outcry. When found her body
was wedged tightly in the holse, so
m:tch so that some difficulty was ex
pcrienced in getting her out. She
se-ms to have been strangled almost
in,mediately. Two physicians used
evry effort for several hours to re
sr -citate the little girl but all to no
a, ail. She was buried this after
neon in the public cemetery.
Little Annie was a lovable child,
th.- darling and pet of every one who
kr ew her, and her untimely end has
ca;t a gloom over the whole town.
H -r loss will be felt as the loss of on
lv few children is ever felt. The
st-icken family have the heartfelt
sy-npa:hy of the entire community.
All persons having claims against
th- estate of John J. Mayer, deceas
ed.. to the undersigned or his attor
edi. to the undersigned or his Attor
ne y., Fred H. Dominick, on or before
th ' 15th day of March, 1905 and all
pt -sons indebted to the said estate
wi:1 make payment of said indebted
ne.;s on or before the said date.
John M. Suber, Administrator.
"Maud MiuIier" Coming.
Take "Old Homreste 'd." take "Josh
Whitcomb," take "David Harum" and
"Shores~ Acres " Roll their homely
truth and humor and philosophy into
one. Then add a wholly new flavoring
of the sweee.t ter.derest youngsenti
ment imaginable, and you have some
thing like the new play of "Maud
Muller", the stage version of Whittier's
immortal poem. It is a version of the
old story greatiy amplified and varied.
The Judge is young and handsome. He
makes ardent love to the pretty hay
maker, unlike his too cautious prede
cessor, and in the end, despite a de
signing sister, wind her through only
after a medley of incident tender and
humorous. "Maud Muller'. is a play
no one can afThrd to m,ics: will be nt the
Opera House Wednesday, March 1st.
Price 25 50 75 and $1.00.
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
Mr. Luther W. Hydrick, of near
Nrwa'-. met d !ath last week v:hile
:nloa::ing a i,)g cart at a saw mill
,lear ''pringfield. The mules moved
'he cart unexpectedly. caus6ng the
og to drop, and the sweep pole sud
!enly struck Mr. Hydrick against the
head, causing almost instant death.
R-:. Benjamin XV. Ashley is in jail
at Newport, Tenn., on a charge of
perjtry and may also be prosecuted
ror higamy. Ashley is a member of
th. Christian church and on prelimi
n:1y hearing has been bound over to
tl federal court. He served in the
Union army and later became a pen
sioner. In 1863 he married a North
Carolina girl and lived with her until
1883. He went to Tennessee and in
1888, without having secured a di
vorce, he warried a Miss Miller at his
n.-w home. When he applied for and
received a pension under the act of
i89o his first wife learned of his fic
kleness and applied for half of the
pension. It was then that Ashley
made affidavit that he was never le
gally married to Wife No. i. A pen
sion examiner unravelled the mystery
and Ashley is in jail.
A six-year-old daughter of A. J.
Clemmer was burned to death at
Lowell, N. C., on Saturday, her moth
er probably fatally burned and two
other children seriously injured as
the result of the explosion of an oil
can. One of the children was pour
ing oil into a wood heater containing
The decision of the international
commission of injuiry into the North
sea incident says the delay of the
Russian transport Kamschatka, fol
lowing the breakdown of her machin
ery, was perhaps the cause of the in
cident. The commander of the Kam
schatka signalled to Admiral Rojest
vensky during the evening that he
hr.d been attacked by torpedo boatsf.
The admiral therefore had reason to
b lieve he might be attacked and
g-,ve orderes for strict vigliance
against the possible approach of tor
pcdo boats. The majority of the
c(;mmission considers that Admiral
R, jestvensky's orders were not exces
sive in time of war, particularly un
dcr the circumstances, and that he
hrd every reason to consider the sit
uation very alarming.
IElaborate preparations are being
made for the inauguration of Presi
dent Roosevelt on March 4. The
A';sociated Press says that the inaug
urattion of 1905 will probably surpass
ary' of previous years in excellence of
derail and thoroughness, for it is the
pu:rpose of the White House people
to outdo anything ever before under
Best Mineral As
C. H. CA NNON,
Near C., N. & L. Depot
We Leave It
Put a doz. of our Cups and
Saucers with a doz. of any other
dealer's, compare them point
for point, and we are sure,
quality and price considered,
you wil say that we have the
best CHINA ever sold in New
berry. Here are some prices:
25 doz. Plates worth $1.00 a
set at 60Octs.
12 doz. Dishes worth $1.00 a
set at 60 cts.
25 doz. Cups and Saucers worth
$1.00 a set at 60 cts.
Come in and see our goods.
are now in the Great Dry
Goods Market of the North.
Keep both eyes open on
Mimnaugh, he is going to
make it lively for the boys
The Greatest Thing in the World
is not the saving of a few pennies. There is a
saving which does n ot save. in drugs and.
medicine quality is of first importance every time.
Nothing else is of any importance. The size of
a bottle of medicine has nothing to do with its
cost, or its real value.
We do expert, trustworthy prescription work.
We use only the purest drugs of the highest
quality. We charge a fair price-no more, no
less We never overcharge on prescriptions. We
safeguard every detail from the time we receive
the prescription until the medicine is in our cus
Quality is the only thing we think of in our
prescription department-the highest possible
quality of work, exact and unvarying compliance
with every pres cription as written by the phys
cian. We desire prescription customers who
appreciate qu ality.
Our wish is that we may do your prescription
work. You are at liberty to bring us any pre
scription, written by any physician on any drug
gist's blank. Our charges are always fair and
reasonable-never7 excessive. We stand for
quality, first, last and always.
The Right Drug Store,
NEWBERRY, S. C
Cabbage Plants & Sea Island Cofton Seed.
"Charleston Lage Ty Waefield", troea rliest sharphead vareties ad headn rota~za
esfiat-headvarietieand headinrotationas named. h Prie:Snlusnd $3 500 ad
over $1.5 per ioo; xo ooo and oer. Si per ioo. Tbe as i acr or ant o s bn C -0
sve re col without injury. Plants .rte for shipment weih io bs. perzo a we ae speca
low rte for prompt tansportatio by Southern Exrs cte ko te pla2tash fr marm
chaem twoof tht mopsto reibe ee use in the Unite Stts I ilrfund pncbt
pr Ctony edit of or Long dStapl .variety of Sea Island Cotton sold this yealr
ch espn ec 2, i atPrt Shipmen .rue Varieties and Stisfid Custmers. I have beeni the
plant business for thirty-five years.
Wiei.C.G UR ATT? ..eigm2"-'You's IslandASC