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VOL. XLII. NO. 44 NEWBERRY. S. C.. FRIDAY MARCH 3, 1905. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YE kR
In order to
i Spring Goo
A ruary 28, a
Sbe had at
Dry Goods, Dress
I lot Black Dress Goods
Serges and all the newes
I lot 42 in. Mohair, Shark 5
. yd., for
1 lot 38 in. Fancy Mohair
1 lot 4 yds. each, Fancy S1
1 lot 36 in. Poi de Soie, lim
I lot 39 in. Balck Taffeta,
14 yd., for .
1 lot 36 and 32 in. Jap an<
DATES OF PRI11RIES
FOR SOLICITOR FIXED
MEETING OF STATE EXECU
Primaries to be Held on March 21
And April 4-General Elec
tion on April ii.
At the meeting of the state demo
cratic executive committee. held in
Columbia on Wednesday night, it
was decided to hold the primaries
for solicitor in the new eighth and
ninth judicial circuits on March 21
and April 4. The general election
will be held on April II.
When the committee met Mr. C.
L. Blease moved that the dates
above mentioned be adopted and this
was done. Before this, however, Mr.
D. L. Sinkler,of Charleston, was giv
en the floor. He said that while he
believed that the point spoken of in
regard to the poll lists in Charleston
had been well taken, he believed it
best not to raise the point and he
was willing to let the poll lists of 1903
stand for the primaries.
Mr. Sinkler was satisfied that he
had the law on his side and was so
advised by the attorney general. The
ruling practically throws out all who
have moved to Charleston since the
poll lists were used and those who
'have become of age since then. The
withdrawal of the point, however,
settled the matter, and Mr. J. F. Ril
ey. of Charleston offered the follow
ing, which was adopted:
"Whereas, it is necessary that the
state democratic executive committee
should take some action to enable the
county of Charleston to take part in
the democratic primary to be held on
M- . 1903, for the purpose of se
Iec.ang a solicitor for the 9th judicial
circuit, composed of the counties of
.Charilestnn o1eton and Beaufort:
& HAVIRD'S, Bi
ds, we offer f
t 9 o'clock, a!
HE RIGHT P
Goods and Silks!'
Eliennes, Mohairs. f
t weaves, worth up tc
. . . . 87c.
skin, etc,, up to 85c. r
. . . . 57c
for Shirt Waist Suits
. . . .48c. 3
irt waist Silks worth
-td . $2.39
ited, worth $1.65 yd.
. . .$1.15
limited, worth $1.35 1
I Hab. Silk, all colors f
. 48c. c
o Goods Charge(
"Resolved, That in Charleston
county the qualifications for voting
t the primary to be held March 21,
i9o5, shall be that the voter was qual
ified to vote at the primary held Au
gUSt 28, i9o4.
The various counties represented in
the two districts are as follows:
Eighth-Saluda, March II; Newber
Laurens. Newberry and Saluda.
Ninth-Charleston, Beaufort and
The dates arranged for the meet
ngs are as follows:
Eight-Saluda. March II; Newber
ry. March x3: Laurens, March 15;
Abbeville, March 17; Greenwood,
The various county chairmen of
this district will be requested to ar
range for the factory districts.
Ninth-Charleston, March II;
Walterboro, March 14: Beaufort,
All pledges must be in with the
chairman by March 1o at noon, and a
rule was passed limiting the various
counties to an assessmesnt of $25 per
candidate. This was satisfactory to
The state committee will furnish
the tickets and there will be no state
The candidates mentioned . as fol
Eighth-E. S. Blease. 0. L. Schum
pert. R. A. Cooper. F. H. Dominick,
D. H. McGill. Fraser Lyon and W.
Ninth-W. Turner Logan, W. St.
Julien Jervey and J. E. Padgett.
Those present at the meeting were
the following: A. W. Jones, Abbe
J1. R. Clay. Aiken: C. B. Free. Bamn
berg: WV. D. Black. Barnwell; J. F.
Riley; Charleston; T. J. Cunning
ham, Chester; Thos. Martin, Beau
fort: J. W. Hill. Colleton; J. D. Biv
ens. Dorchester: T. H. Kitchin. Fair
field; D. H. Traxier. Florence; J. WV.
Doar, Georgetown: J. G. Richards,
5ale of Ne
the buying p
or 10 days, b
! a part of tf
One lot 36 in. Bleach
ng, as good as the best
or 6 I-4c.
ies and Laces at 12,
O and 4 I-2 cents the
rard, every yard guar
Lnteed to be worth
2,000 yards A. F. C.
3inghams, worth 1Oc.,
or this 10 days sale at
>nly 8 cents the yard.
1, no samples CL
Jr., Kershaw; T. B. Crews, Laurens;
W. A. James, Lee; D. J. Griffith,
Lexington; W. A. Brown, Marion;
C. L. Blease, Newberry; Robert Lide,
Orangeburg; W. T. O'Dell, Pickens;
Wilie Jones, Columbia; J. C. H.
Roach, Saluda; A. Moses, Sumter; J.
W. Ardrey, York.
AN IMPORTANT DECISION.
Supreme Court Holds Dispensary Di
rectors Have no Power to Close
Columbia, March 1.-The supreme
court this morning ordered that the
state board of dispensary directors
had acted illegally in the matter of
closing the .dispensary at Elloree, and
that according to the Brice bill and
other provisions of the dispensary
law the board had no right to order
that dispensary closed, and that until
a vote was taken which would decide
the question the dispensary at that
point should remain open. The case
was one of the most interesting ever
argued before that court and the de
cision has been awaited wifh much
interest by those who have given the
law a study and are seeking remedies
for present defects.
Last December the board, by a
vote of two to one, ordered the dispen
sary at Elloree closed. Messrs. Boy
kin and Towill voting to close the
dispensary and Chairman Evans vot
ing against the closinig of the dis.
pensary. on the ground that the ac
tion was illegal. Afterwards Dispen
ser T. M. Weeks decided to test the
question and employed Messrs. Lide
and Moss. of Orangeburg, and Mr
William Elliott. Jr., of this place. tc
argue the case before the suprem<
court, a temporary order having beer
issued to hold open the dispensar)
unltii the case should be decided.
The case was argued in January be.
fore the supreme court on the ques
Ian, Feb. 28, at
iublic our stoc
ie many real
White and Colored
A center table piled high with W,
and colored, worth up to 40c
1 lot white and figured P. K.'s
20c, yd., for
1,000 yds. Persian Lawns, w
35c. yd, for - -
1,000 yds. Persian Lawns, wor
yd., for - - -
2,500 yds. India Linen, worth
yd., for - -
2,000 yds. 40 in. India Linen,
lasts - - - -
5,000 yds. best Shirting prints,
yd., for - - -
1 lot 40 in. Sea Island, worth 6
it during this 10 I
pensary could be closed up under the
Brice act without a vote of the entire
county and a levy of one-half mill
tax on the county, which in plain
words took away from the board the
right to close up any dispensary
without action being taken first by
the county board of control.
The decision rendered this morn
ing practically sustains every point
raised by the petitioner and says in
"Apart from this alleged power by
the board of directors of the dispen
sary it is possible that at some time a
decision of thi-s kind would set at
naught the will of the people as ex
Ipressed by representatives of the
people legally chosen. As we have
b'fore remarkd there is no pewer giv
en the state board to close a county
dispensary and the demurrer is over
ruled. As any further consideration
of the case is not desired on the mer
its of the case, we grant the petition
and the action of the state board of
December 14 is null and void."
This practically means that the dis
pensary at that place and in the coun
ty will remain open until an election
under the Brice law is held.
HOW MUCH IS NECESSARY?
Will the State be Forced to Borrow
The $50o,0o0 Allowed by
Law or Only $200,000?
The Columbia correspondent of the
INews and Courier says that the ques
tion now being considered by the
state treasurer and those who man
age the finances of the state is wheth
er or not the state will have to bor
row the $3oo,000 allowed by law, or
whether it wvill only be necessary to
borrow $200,ooo of that amount. The
last session of t'he general assembly
changed the law so that it would not
-he necessary to borrow in a lump
- sum, and on account of this change
-lit is possible that the state can get
:k of New i
sh Goods, white
., for 23c.
worth up to
, . 12 1-2c
orth up to
- - 19c.
h up to25c.
up to 15C. 1 c
as long as it
worth 6 I-2c.
- -4 J-4c.
l-2c. yd., for c.
along with less borrowed money than
usual. Last year there was a provi
sion in the law which made it abso- -
lutely necessary to borrow the full
$2oo,ooo for pensions, and unless this
was done it was ruled thatnoneof that
sum could be used for other purposes.
As a result that sum and $300,000 was
borrowed, running the total amount
np to that fixed by law-$5oo,ooo
This year there is some money on
hand. estimated at $225,ooo, and there
will be some more received from the
various county treasurers before the
time for the paying out of pensions
arrives. With this it is thought that
only a small amount may have to be
borrowed to pay this appropriation,
and that it will not be necessary to
obtain another loan until-later in the
year. The half mill increase in the
sate tax fixed by the general assem
bly will raise about iio,ooo more than
the usual revenue, and it is thought
that the franchise tax will give an
addition $1oo,oo0, which may make
up the deficiency.
It is the opinion, however, of those
who are studying the matter that at
the end of the year the state will have
borrowed about $35o,ooo, although
this will be paid back by January of
next year. The matter will be of
general interest to the bankers
throughout the state and the finan,
cial report of 1905 will be of great
importance for those who lend mon
ey to the state.
All persons having claims against
the estate of John J. Mayer, deceas
ed, wvill present the same, duly at
tested, to the undersigned of his attor
ney, Fred H. Dominick, on or before
the 15th day of March, 1905 and all
persons indebted to the said estate
will make payment of said indebted
ness on or before the said date.
John M. Suber_ Administrator.