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YO.XLII. NO. 79 NEWBERRY. S. 0.. TUESDAY JUNE 2O, 1905. TWICE AWE.S.0YA
More Than A Thousand Names Al
ready Signed to Petitions Re
questing The Election.
The executive committee of the
county anti-dispensary convention
met in the court house on Saturday
morning at ii o'clock. The meeting
was informal, as there was nothing
special before the committee.
It was learned in a general way
that between i,ooo and i.20o signa
tures have already been secured to
the petitions requesting the county
supervisor to order an election upon
the question of dispensary or no dis
pensary. The vote of the county be
ing about 2.600. and the signatures
of only one-fourth the qualified voters
being necessary in order to secure
the election, it will be seen that more
than the requisite number of signa
tures have already been obtained; but
those in charge of the movement to
vote out the dispensary desire to get
as many more signatures as possible
during the week. The petitions from
Townships Nos. z, 6 and 9 alone ag
gregate goo names.
A resolution was adopted asking
that all petitions be turned over to
Chairman of the Executive Commit
tee, G. F. Long, of Newberry, on or
before Saturday, June 24, and all the
committees appointed by the anti
dispensary convention held in the
court house on June 10 are asked to
meet in the court house on June 24,
at i i o'clock. Those who can't come
are requested to send in their lists in
time for that meeting.
As to --segistration tickets, voters
who haven't registration tickets can
get them from the registration board
on the first Monday in. July. The law
requires the office to be open on that
The purpose is to have all the pe
titions in on next Saturday and to
present them to the supervisor, and
to try to get the election ordered at
the earliest conveniernt day.
THE DISPENSARY ELECTION.
Another Card From State Senator
Cole. L. Blease To The Voters
.of Newberry County.
To the Voters of Newberry County:
In regard to the proposed election
on the dispensary, I desire to call
your attention to a. few more facts.
The treasurer now has on hand $2.
4.10.r for county purposes, with six
and one-half months of the year yet
to run. If you will take off the $6,
000 received from the dispensary you
will see that the county would now
have a deficiency of $3,6oo, with two
courts to be held within the next few
weeks, which would make the defic
:ency much larger. ' You also know
tht.t all the funds are now going out,.
and the only revenue coming into the
ccunty is from the dispensary, and
such few fines as are paid in. If the
enantv is now in this condition, what
would be the condition with the dis
pensary money taken out, which is
f*r the county S6.ooo and for the
:mwrn S6.00o, and for the schools.
S:3.504. i. which gives to our county
:uthe dlispensary. S25,:04.r8.
They tell us. though. that this is
nr moner and should i. t be used.
u.,ice, ihiwever, that onlyV a .hort
e:: suic-.incsm of those who are
tran 'l eaders 1f this anti-dis
c:>sarv nmvem1em elcected the head
.:uenusary ofncial of this sta:e as
p:-esident 'f the FTarmers' Oil Alill,
n brrow.\ed S2o.ooo. givinlg a miort
oge th erefo r. fromi Mr. N. 31. Block,
the head of the Richland distilling
company, and also elected him one
ci the directors of said mill. Now.
we see that this liquor money was
good enough to save the oil mill and
to save them loss on individual invest
nWnts, but at the same time they op
pose other people receiving benefits
from liquor money. Some of the pro
hibition leaders profited by this loan,
because another mortgage holder had
his representative and his attorney
here ready to foreclose against this
same oil mill, when this blood (?)
liquor money was resorted to to save
Another fact: Some one has said,
"Oh, but somebody is stealing in the
management of the dispensary." Well,
haven't you had sheriffs who were de
faulters? Haven't you had treasurers
who were defaulters? Haven't you
had other public officials who were
defaulters? Did you abolish the of
fice? No, but you put out those who
were doing wrong and got other men.
If the dispensary is badly managed,
that should not damn the system.
Turn out those who are doing the bad
management and .put good men in
the offices, who will properly enforce
the law, and it is the best system ever
devised by man for the management
of the whiskey question.
Another fact: We pay a 3-mills tax
levy in every county of this state f jr
educational purposes. The negro re
ceives a large amount of this money.
If you will make an examination you
will find that the negro buys by far
the largest proportion of the whiskey
from the dispensary and pays the
least part of the taxes, and in this way
only we receive back in part the
school money used by his children.
We notice now that all killings are
laid at the doors of the dispensary
whether they be about land, money
or woman; it is said that the dis
pensary did it. What about the old
bar-rooms? Did any of those ause
killings? Do you all- remember any
who were killed in the bar-rooms of
Newberry and Prosperity? Do you
remember the good men who were
killed in the bar-rooms in those days?
Why not call them up and lay them
at the doors of the dispensary?
Some say that they are voting
against the dispensary to get rid of
the clubs. If the dispensary is voted
out the vote does not affect the clubs.
Th-v remain just the same, 'because
they are chartered institutions by the
state. and are now in violation of the
dispensary law. So if the dispensary
goes there remain with you the clubs,
the blind tiger and other ways of il
licit liquor selling, with no revenue.
and if there were, as under the bar
room system, the town would receive
the license and the county nothing,
as under the old system the town
here received $5oo irom each bar and
thze county $roo, wvhile now each re
ceives its one-half.
"Local option fights have every
where been attended by strife and
wrangling; have done no good, but
infinite harm, and the upshot of
every prohibition fight anywhere in
this country has been high license.
The prohibitionist may not see it
that way, and be unconscious of the
harm he does, but the harm is there.
Under high license it is inevitable
that the towns will again -pass into
the control of the liquor element and
the experience of the past be revived.
People who shout blind tigers now
ap)parently forget that they Blourished
under high license and always will.
The whisker dealer is sure to have
his fe ices t'' handling goods after
hours and inl places of unquestioned
bad repmei. thus hringing abo'ut the
w' rst alliance ' n earth. that of dives
with b)ar-rooms. As Jefferson Davis
p n lted oun. iiigh licen se 15 In~ its e -
sene udemcraic:it fosters a pre
1erre:1 class so powerful that when
on1ce mn pow nx-i is practically impos
sible ti do' anything but bow to its
wi . Av reader knows enough of
the fearful corruption of the great
munity :bat entrusts its city govern
ment to this e:ement. If the goot
people of 'uth Carolina will turn it
they can <nforcc the dispensary law
and if properly enforced it is the
nearest appioach to a solution of th<
liquor que.tion yet devised by man.
I hepe that this :.+1 be the ,a
article that t 'h-ll be . Jled vno. t
write. o It I sha r-.,erve mu -; c ar
;zem -.rid I hope ., t scmc of the
},urbecu, people will give 'cues :c
'vite representatives or both si.ie9
to c iscuss this questi, : I now anc
here i,vitc the anti-dispensary lead,
ers to :m-' et me and ('scuss the ques
tion and hope that all the people of th<
county who can find it possible to dc
so will attend. Personally, it is o
no special interest to me whether the
dispensary stays or goes, because I
pay but a small amount of taxes and
have no children to educate, but aE
senator from this county it is my duty
to warn you of the position in which
you will place yourselves by voting
the dispensary out, and then if you
vote it out, the responsibility will resi
where it belongs, and not upon me.
Cole. L. Blease.
AS TO THE TAX LEVY.
Senator Cole. L. Blease Replies To
Portion of Article Signed by Mr.
A. C. Jones.
To the Editor of The Herald and
I did not -desire to enter into any
newspaper controversy, and do noi
intend to, but I notice that M r. A. C.
Jones says in his article, published
in your paper: "If the people of
Newberry county will take the trou
ble to inquire, they will find that the
tax levies in Marlboro, Greenwood
and Cherokee counties are no higher
than they are now in Newberry."
The following are tax levies pro.
vided by the Act of igo4:
"Cherokee: For the county of
Cherokee, for ordinary county pur
poses, 2 mills; for road tax, i mill:
for permanent improvement on
roads, i mill; for new bridge, 1-2 mill.'
"Greenwood: The following levies
shall be necessary: For ordinary
county purposes, 3 mills; roads, i
mill; for past indebtedness. i mill; to
tal, 5 mills."
"Marlboro: For ordinary county
purposes, 6 mills."
'Newberry: For the county of
Newberry, 3 mills."
The Act of 19o5 to raise supplies
reads as follows:
"Cherokee: For the county oi
Cherokee for ordinary county pur*
poses. 3 mills: for road tax, I mill:
for permanent road building. I mill:
for new bridge, 1-2 mill.''
"'Greenwood: For the county 01
Greenwood, for ordinary county pur
poses. 3 mills; for road tax, I mill:
for past indebtedness, I mill.
"Marlboro: For the cou: .y o1
Marlboro, for ordinary county pur
poses, 6 1-2 mills."
"Newberry: For the county o:
Newberry, for ordinary county pur
poses. 2 1-2 mills."
These are the exact figures giving
the exact levies for each of the coun
ties mentioned by Mr. Jones, and il
will be seen that Newberry's levy i:
very much less than the levy of an~
of the other co,unties named: so tha
Mr. Jones is very much mistaken. I
the people of Newberry county wil
take the trouible to inquire they wvil
fmdc tha- the tax levies for Marlbor'
Greenwvood and Cherokee countie:
are much hrgher than the levy ii
Newberry co untv. as shown above.
Cole. L. Blease.
Smith Fuller. 11 y-ear :.ld son ,
Glenn Fuller of Laurens county. ac
cidentally killed himself while hunt
ing. It is said that he dropped hi
gun. the hammer striking a log
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throught the World.
Rev. Dr. D. H. Bauslin, of Ohio,
was elected president of the Lutheran
Mrs. William Rhinelander Stewart
has bought a cottage at Sioux Falls,
"Boss" Durham and others have
been implicated in the Philadelphia
The new Allan Line turbine steam
ship Virginia crossed the Atlantic in
four days and seven hours.
Bill Connell and Elbert Sellars en
gaged in a shooting match at Mt.
Vernon and both were killed.
H. Clay Evans, late consul general
to London, has returned to Chatta
nooga. Tenn., where he will reside.
Prince Gustavus Adolphus of Swe
den and Princess Margaret of Con
naught were married at Windsor
Grand Duke Alexis, the Russian
high admiral, and Admiral Avellan,
head of the Russian admirality, have
That Chicago team owners and
drivers formed a close combine to
raise prices was testified to before the
Chicago grand jury.
There have been 49,00o deaths
from sleeping sickness in the king
dom of Uganda, Central Africa, re
President Roosevelt remitted the
sentence of Lieut. Earle W. Tanner,
who was sentenced by courtmartial
to dismissal from the army.
A fraud 'order has been issued
against the People's Home Purchas
ing Co., of Paducah, Ky. The con
cern had an office in Atlanta.
The failure of the government' to
proFecute trusts and railroads charged
with violating the law has caused a
great deal of gossip in Washington.
Capt. Jos. Kirkman of the 25th In
fantry has been ordered dismissed
from army and confined in Leaven
worth prison for three years for
Mrs. Paul Klas killed her four chil
dren and then committed suicide at
her home in Kieler, Wis., using a
butcher knife. The woman had been
in ill health for some time.
The president conferred with
Chairman Shonts, of the Panama Ca
nal commission, regarding freight
traffic on the Isthmus and the policy
of the government's railroad.
Otis Botts, 21 years old, was
hanged at Peoria. Ill., for the mur
der of his wife. He maintained an
air of bravado to the last and died
with a sneer on his lips.
General Maximo Gomez, who com
manded the Cuban forces during the
insurrectionl which 'broke out in 1895
and finally ended with the complete
independence of the island, is dead.
IAt the hearing of Select Council
man Frank H-. Caveni, of Philadel
phia, it was testified that Israel WV.
Durham, the republican organiza
tio.n leader, is a member of the Mc
N ich'l !rm,. which holds city con
Russia has finally and dennitely ac
ceptedl Washington as the meeting
p)lace of the Russian and Japanese
plenipotent iarieis. the foreign ane
having waived its request ior recon
sideration at the personal direction
of the Enmper'r. Nothing is known
as to Japan's terms. but it is said Rus
sia may consent to pay an indemnity
and grant international control of the
Chinese Eastern railroad as a possible
'means of insuring- its payment
WEARERS OF THE GRAY
IN ANNUAL REUNION
ALL OLD OFFICERS WERE RE
25,000 Visitors in Louisville Last
Week-New Orleans Place
of Next Reunion.
For the second time in five years
the United Confederate Veterans and
auxiliary organizations gathered in
Louisville last week for their annual
reunion. Tt is estimated that the re
union was attended by 25,000 visitors.
The Veterans re-elected their old
officers, as follows:
Commander-in-chief, Lieut. Gen.
Stephen. D. Lee, Mississippi.
Commander Trans--M:ssissippi de
partinent, Gen. L. V. Cal"eli, Texas.
Commander Army of Tennessee de
partment, Lieut. Gen. Clement A.
Cvni.mander Army o1 North Virgin
ia department. C. Irvine Walker,
New Orleans h..( :.' difficulty in
obtao.ng the convention for igo6.
Nash- .e made a fight w'hich surpris-.
ed the convention, but the sentiment
wa.; strongly in favor of the Crescent
Fraternal greetings were read from
the State Encampment of G. A. R.
of Indiana, in session at Madison. The
greetings were only moderately
cheered, and one delegate on the plat
form, with the remark that there "is.
getting to be too much of this fra
ternizing," took 'his hat and departed.
Other interesting reports submitted
during the day were those of the his=
tory committee and the Battle Abbey
The History Committee.
The. report of the. history commit
tee was submitted-.by Gen. Evans. of
Georgia, chairman.-. The,, object of
the committee is to secure an accurate
history to be incorporated in the text
books in Southern schools. The re
port says in part:~ "During the first
two decades after the surrender an
effort was 'evidently made to cast the
general record of the Southern states
into an opprobrious shadow and to
infect the minds of the youths of the
country with the opinion that there
was nothing noble, nothing true, noth
ing good in the Confederate cause.
The attempted perversions of history
were resented, but the South was
without facilities for reaching, by any
kind of literature, the masses of their
countrymen of the Northern states, to
correct the errors into wvhich they
were led. Therefore, unfair history
and other pernicious publications
gained an entrance into the schools
and homes of nearly every section,
North and South, and the disastrous
inflammation of the section spirit was
the result. The protest of t-he Nn
federate associations caused investi
gations which resulted in the discov
ery that the South was permitting its
sons and daughters to be taught that -
gross charges against Soutl-ern peo
pIe, of rebellion, treason and war atro
cities and the like were historical
"This discovery was followed by
appeals to the boards of education
and other civil authorities, to.South
ern selirespect and to honorable pub
lishers, with the result that the most
offensive of false histories have been
driven from Southern schools. Since
co-operation among i.ose who desire
an imparti history which wvill inspire
all citizens5 of our co untry with a sim
ilar p)atriotic spirit is the consumma
tion most earnestly sought for by this~
association. especially is this desirable
in all the histories of that strife which
was the greatest American wvar.
May not the story of that struggle be
told with fairness to both sections?
On the part of the South there is
nothing to fear from a truthful his- m