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forcemnt of the law.
The chairman of the meeting then
asked that names be suggested for
the township committees. Mr. J. C.
Neel suggested as the committee from
number one, Messrs. Geo. B. Cromer,
Arthu- Kibler, E. Y. Morris, E. H.
Aull, and E. R. Hipp.
Dr. Cromer said that it would be
better to take a recess, and let those
present from the different townships,
come together and name the commit
tees, from their respective townships.
and the motion was carried.
Just prior to the recess, the follow
ing petition was adopted, as the peti
tions to be circulated among the vot
ters of the county:
To the Hon. J. Monroe Wicker, Su
pervisor Newberry County:
The petition of the undersigned
would respctfully show that they are
citizens and qualified voters of the
county of Newberry, in the state of
South Carolina, and respectfully pe
tition that you will order an election
under the act of the general assembly,
approved Feb. 25, 1904, submitting
the question of "dispensary" or "no
dispensary" to the qualified voters of
.said county-said election to be or
dered by you as soon as the requisite
number of petitioners shall be filed
And your petitioners will ever pray,
During the recess about fifty of
those present signed the petition, and
additional signatures were secured
When the meeting was called to or
der again, the following committees
Township number one-W. 0.
Wilson, G. R Long, Geo. B. Cromer,
T. S. Hudson, E. Y. Morris.
Township No. 2-J. A. Cromer, W.
H. Wendt, B. F. Cannon.
Township No. 3-J. H. Smith, W.
D. Hardy, W. C. Whitney.
Township No. 4--John W. Scott,
Clayton Abrams, M. A. Ramage.
Township No. 5-W. C. Sligh, Geo.
C. Glasgow, T. Hayne Chalmers.
Township No. 6-H. P. Hendrix,
J. B. Smith, J. W. Smith.
Township No. 7-H. M. Booze!.
W. H. Sanders, J. S. Dominick.
Township No. 8-W. C. Herbert,
Joe Alewine, Walter Buzhardt.
Township No. g-R. T. C. Hunter,
W. W. Shealy, J. B. Stockman, S. T.
Kohn, S. W. Young.
'Township No. 10--L. L. Epting, T.
J. Wilson, J. A. C. Kibler.
Township No. 11-Perry Halfacre,
E. 0. Hentz, Rev. J. 3. Long.
Dr. Cromer moved that the commit
tees bie authorized to name executive
committeemen, one from each of their
respective townships, the selection of
this committeeman not to be confined
to the members of the committees.
The motion was carried.
Mr. WV. H. Wallace movd that the
committees be requested to take action
-with all possible dispatch looking to
ward securing the requisite number
of signatures to the petitions.
Mr. R. T. C. Hunter thought that it
would be best to appoint some day for
the committees to get together, and
for the executive committee to get
matters in shape.
He did not think that the election
ought to be held before August.
Mr. XV. H. Wallace said that it was
his idea to strike while the iron was
. hot, he broughit out the idea that the
matter of the election could be left in
the hands of the executive committee,
but said that the securing of the re
quisite number of signaturs would not
necessarilyprecipitatethe election. He
wanted thle committees to go to work
to secure the signatures immediately.
Mr. Arthur Kibler said that the
people .were anxious right now to
vote out the dispensary. and he want
ed to go ahead and have the election
Mr. J. C. Neel thought that another
important matter was to get not only
the requisite number of signatures to
the petition, but to get just as many
Mr. Wallace' motio. tha: the com
mittees be reauested to move with al
possible dispatch in getting the re
quisite number aof signatures. was
carried4. only a small number of those
Mr. A. H. K>hn, the scretary. ex
pressed surprise the~ there was not
Dr. Cromer suggsted that all raat
ters preliminary to the filing of the
petition with the supervisor be left to
the executive committee.
Dr. McClintock thought it the sense
of the meetin tat the election be
held as soon as practicable.
The suggestions of both Dr. Crom
er and Dr. McClintock were put in the
shape of amendments to the motion
by "Ir. \Vallace. and were adopted.
The chairman stated that he would
like for the committees which had
been appointed to meet immediately
after adjournment of the meeting.
Dr. Cromer in explanation of the
meeting and its purpose, then spoke
in part as follows:
"I think we all ought to go away
with a clear understanding of the sig
niicance of this meeting; it is not to
fight for prohibition. i: is not to fight
for high license, it is not a political
movement projected in the interest of
any candidate present or prospective.
It is simply a question whether one
fourth of the qualified voters of this
county want to submit to all the quali
fied voteis of this county, the ques
tion of "dispensary" or "no dispen
sary." That means, of course, that
the dispensary is on trial, that it has
raeen on trial, and the test is to be
made now vhethe~ it has won the ap
proval of the voters of the county, so
that it shall remain fixed in the coun
ties that have adopted it. It was pro
posed awhile ago that all the clergy
men of the county be made mem
bers ex-officio of the excutive commit
tee. It just struck me then to ask the
question, whether the preachers
should be put on this committee as
members ex-officio. We have the
right to assume that the preachers of
the county are opposed to the dis
pensary. Why not go further than
that and say that all christians shall
be made members ex-officio of that
executive committee. Somebody in
Newberry said in the old barroom
days--he was a liquor keeper-that
if he had the custom of all the church
members of the town, all the other
barrooms would have to go out of
business. There is no reason why
the preachers should .be put on as
members ex-officio of this committee,
any more than that other church
members should be put on.
"There are good men here and good
men elsewhere who are in favor of
the dispensary, and that means that
this campaign must be conducted irn
a dignified and serious way, simply
for the purpose of submitting to the
voters of the county, without bitter
ness, without crimination, without re
crimination,and without abuse of any
one, the simple question whether we
shall keep the dispensary or vote it
out. Those who are in favor of the
dispensary are entitled to their opin
ions, as well as those who are in favor
of voting it out. There is this about
it: I have alvays been opposed to it
on principle. I have often thought
of wha: Gladstone said to a delega
tion of Scotch brewers, when they
waited on him and protested against
the abolishment of breweries, on the
ground that that took away a large
revenue from the kingdom. Glad
stone answered, "If you will give me
a sober people, opposed to the selling
of liquor, I will take care of the reve
nue of the kingdom." You will find
plenty of people who say, that if you
vote out the dispensary you will have
to pay high taxes, more taxes to sup
port your schools; that you will have
to levy a half mill tax whether you
use it or not, that the governor can
use to enforce the law in your coun
ty. You will find people taking that
view who will say, that on that ac
count the dispensary ought to be al
lowed to stand. If we have come
to the pass here in the morning ot
the 2oth century when a confessedly
and professedly c.hristian state can
not run its government and support
its schools, without supporting a bar
room, zher lets keep the dispensary
in order to kee~p ourselves from hig~h
er taxes. If on the other had, we
beliieve that a chritsian state can sup
port its government, and can run its
schools wi:hout getting a revenue
rom a barroom, supported by the
state, then we should vot it out.
That is the question to be submitted
Ito the voeers.''
Dr. Cromer spoke at further length
along this line saying that the argu
ment whnich he had just referred to.
wa one of the most pow: rful argu
mens which would be advanced by
those op pcsed to the dispensary.
Everybody konws," he said. "that
ISenator Tillman is regarded as the
ifather of the dispensary. Last year
when they were going to have an
election ir Cherokee county, those in
favor of the dispensary invited him
the puropse of giving tone and moral
support to those advocating the dis
pensary. He said in that speech thai
the dispensary as at present conduct
ed. and as it had been conducted in
this state, cannot live, and while he
did not say it in so many words, he
said by inference, at least, that he
believed it was a mistake to have a
profit feature attached to the dispen
Dr. Cromer. at this point referred
:o this as being the position taken in
the beginning by the late poor Hugh
"What has the dispensary done?
Senator Tillman in an interview after
his speech at Gaffney, publisl9ed, I
think, in the News and Courier, ad
mitted that :he dispensary as it has
been managed and conducted in this
state cannot live."
When asked the qustion what was
to take its place he said he did not
know. That matter he was in doubt
ab_iut. but he did not believe that the
dispensary, as it had been managed
in this state. could live.
- --It is not a ques.tion of selling
liquor or not selling liquor;
it is not a question of the mor
ality or immorality of engaging in the
liquor traffic: it is not a queston of
"Prohibition" or "No Prohibition"
this morning. It is a question wheth
er, with the experience of ten years
before us, Newberry county is willing
to say that the dispensary shall con
tinue in operation in Newberry coun
"Going back to the principle under
lying the whole thing, I never did
believe that the dispensary would
stay. I did not see how it could stay
in a Christian government. They
say that the Paul Maul Gazette once
offered a reward of five hundred
pounds, which is practically $2,500, to
the one who would cite a single in
stance in which a fortune made by
selling liquor had ever descended to
the third generation in a family. No
body took it up. It just struck me,
s:anding on that same principle that
if there is such a thing as retributive
justice. if God holds states to account
as he holds individuals, if the state
must be held to reckoning for the
manner in which it conducts the gov
ernment, then there is a terrible reck
oning in store for South Carolina, for
having managed the liquor traffic for
the purpose of making money out of
it. I state that as a fact, with the ten
years'history of it before us, and I
don't see how any one can gainsay
the statement that the..dispensary has
been conducted for the revenue that
is in it, and not' for th'e prupose of
'decreasing immorality andi drunken
ness. I hare been informed that in
different places the salaries of dis
pensers have been graded by the
amount of their sales, meaning that
thE more you sell, the bigger salary
yoi get. That means that the state
government has not taken control of
Knives and Forks,
Vases, Chafing Di:
n session for more than an hour. Fol
owing Mr. Jones' remarks there were
;hort addresses by others. Among
:hose present at the meeting were
hose who are opposed to voting the
lispensary out, rbut who object not
to the agitation, in order that the
vishes of the people. as formed after
he discussion, may be expressed.
There seems to be n. doubt that the
equisite number of names to the pe
ti:ion will be secured, and that the
lection will be ordered.
The fight is on, and it is earnestly
oped and it is believed that the
question will be fought out on its
merits purely and simply, as it ought
COUNTY SUMMER SCHOOL.
The county summer school will
open in the Boundary street school at
Newberry on June 19th at 9 o'clock a.
m. and continue for four weeks. Prof.
E. B. Setzler, Ph. D., of Newberry
College, will teach English grammar
and composition and history or civil
government. Prof. G. T. Pugh, Ph.
D., Vanderbilt University, will teach
arithmetic, algebra and history or
civil government. Miss Elizabeth
Dominick will teach geography and
drawing. A special course in English
and literature will be given to all
who desire to take it.
All teachers are urged to attend
this summer school, because the
branches taught here will be the
branches taught in the schools of the
county. The school will be under
the control of abl teachers, and their
thorough work will no doubt be of
great value to the teacher pupils.
J. S. Wheeler,
.Co. Supt. Education.
The patrons of Vaughnville school
will meet on the 1st Saturday of July,
go5, to elect a teacher for our next
school term. All applications must
be sent to the undersigned trustees.
. C. A. Brooks,
W. S. Atchison.
June 7, 1905.
Boasting of what you can do in
stead of doing it.
Thinking that life is a grind and
not worth living.
Exaggerating and making moun
tains out of molebills.
Talking continually about yourself
and your affairs.
Saying unkind things about ac
quaintances and friends.
Thinking that all the good chances
and opportunities are gone by.
Thinking of yourself to the exclu
sion of everything and every one else.
Speculating as to what you would
do in some one else's place and do
your best in your own.
Gazing idly into the future and
dreaming about it instead of- going to
work and earning them for yourself.
re Dishes, etc.4
iters, Pitchers, etc.4
the traffic in liquor, under the police
>ower of the state, for the purpose of l
:ontrolling the traffic in liquor in the
interest of public morals, but, as a
matter of fact it has conducted the
business for the purpose of making
money out of it. And that brings us
down to the question whether, as a
Christian people, as a God-fearing
people, professing to maintain a gov
ernment and a civilization for our
state and our posterity, whether we
are going to admit, ourselves, the
proposition that we are too poor to
support a civilized government, too
poor to support the public schools,
without money derived by going into
the bar-room business"
Mr. A. C. Jones wanted to put his
position clear in regard to his mo
tion as to placing the ministers on
the committee to circulate the peti
"I knew," he said, "that the minis
ters were opposed to the sale of whis
key, and for that reason I made the
motion that the ministers of the
county be made ex-officio members of
the committee. My motion was in
tended to relieve the ministers of this
responsibility and to put the laymen
as members of the committee from
each township, knowing that the min
isters would act with the members of
the commi ..e. We don't want it
understood that this is a ministers'
movement, for it is not a ministers'
movement. We do want it under
stood that every man, woman and
child in Newberry county who stands
for the home, the right and the good,
is opposed to the state continuing in
the liquor business.
the liquor business. The foudation
upon which the dispensary was built
was wrong. The state has no right
to be engaged in the liquor business.
If the individual is doing a wrong
when he conducts a liquor business,
it is a much greater wrong for the
state to confiscate the property of
that individual." Mr. Jones at some
length discussed the profit feature of
the business, clearly defining his posi
tion, which is well known. "I say
now what -I said at the beginning,
when the law waspassed,thatthe dis
pensary law was never intended to be
a temperance measure, but a political
measure, and that it was intended to
be used to make a profit out of it.
Look at the spectacle of the state of
South Carolina engaged in the worst
business that any individual can en
gage in! If the state is going into
business, why not take up some other
business, and not make a profit out
of a business that is ruining the
home? The state is now engaged in
a business' that is taking bread from
her people, and that is ruining the
young men of South Carolina. If
vo believe the dispensary is right,
go to the polls and vote for it to con
tinue. If you believe i: is not right,
~o to the polls and vote for it to be
The meeting adjourned after being
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