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MANNING ON DISPENSARY.
For an Amended Dispensary Law
Does Not Accept System As At
Operated-Opposed to Pro
Editor the Sumter Herald.--A num
ber of articles have appeared in the
newspapers calling on those who
are spoken of as probable candidates
for governor in the democratic pri
mary next year :o express them
selves on the question which is now
agitating the public mind, namely,
the liquor question.
As one of those referred to. I de
sire t6 say that I have no hesitation
in stating my position on 'this ques
tion. In doing so I have no desire
to precipitate the campaign at this
time for, although I have frequently
been mentioned as a candidate for
governor, I have not, up to this
time, positively decided to be a candi
date, and in now stating my position
on the liquor question I do not com
-mit myself to enter the race I do
so now merely to prevent the idea
being formed in thle public mind that
I am waiting to see which way the
tide turns before stating my at
In my opinion, a grave condition
confronts our people, and its prac
tical and wise soluxtion should be of
paramount importance to the polic
ical aspirations of any man or set
Irrespective of any candidacy, I
feel that it is the duty of every
citizen who realizes the responsibil
ities of citizenship to do his part
in bringing about ' yhe wisest and
46 best solution of the liquor question,
to put aside prejudice, to put aside
politics and every consideration save
the earnest desire to bring about
that condition which will promo'ce
temperance and straightforward.
honest conduct and morality, and
will minimize the evils of liquor.
It is inevitable that differences of
opinion will exist as to the way to
accomplish This desirable end even
among those who are earnestly and
honestly striving after the same ob
ject. I respect the position that
prohibi,tion can be effective in South
Carolina. I admit that There has
been a growing tendency to curtail
drinik, and the time may come
when the tone of our people will
be educated up to such a degree
of self-discipline, self-restraint and
respect for law that a prohibitory
law against the use or sale of liquor
may be observed. but in my judg
ment that time has not yet come
in South Carolina.
But the time has come when the
people of this state will no longer
submit to *a continuance of the
mal-administration of the dispensary
II law-this condition has become in
.tolerable. I am no apologist for
wrong-doing. The dispensary must
be purged, and every act of admin
1stration contrary to its purpose of
restricing the sale of liquor must
be corrected, the officer . r employee
responsible therefor punished, and
every act of wrong-doing wiped
The issue in South Carolint is
dispensary or prohibition: this does
not mean t'hat the issue must be
"dispensary-as-it-is" or "prohibition."
but "dispensary amended and honestly
administered" or "prohibition."
A bill .will be introduced at the
coming session of th.e legislature
<which wvill. if adopted, so change
the dispensary law that it will be
distinctly a law to restrict and cur
tail the use of liquor-will make
the prohibitive features prominent
and imperative, permit the sale of
liquor only under such conditions
that will reduce the evils to the
minimum, and subordinate the profit
feature of the law. This bill will
also make the salaries of dispensers
and ermployees absolutely independ
ent of the amount of sales. wxill
throw every possi'ble safeguard around
the purchase of liquor to prevent
bribery and corruption, and will en
deavor to correct such defects 'and
eliminate such abuses as the 'work
of the investigating committee may
reveal, and make such otiher changes
as may be deemed best.
I believe that such a law can and
will be a great step toward re
ducing the evils of liquor: that it
can be made effective and that it will
not interfere with other functions
With suci a iaw, the issue would
be -dispensary law so amended" or
"prohibition." On this issue.
would stand for the dispensary law
so amended: but I do not stand
for the dispensary law as it is.
Richard I. M%anning.
Sumter, S. C.. Aug. 23, 1905.
The Press Trip From Oregon Home
Interesting Visit to Salt Lake
City-Col. Aull's Birthday.
(Written for Herald and News.)
August 22.-From Pocatello, Ida
ho, a branch line runs to the Yellow
stone National park in the north-west
ern corner of Wyoming, a point which
all were anxious to visit, but i*t was
made impossible by the length of time
it would have required in such a trip
as this is.
Salt Lake City, unique in the minds
of all as the centre of Mormonism,
was reached late Thursday night, so
no definite impresion of it was gained
until the following morning, when
different parties started out to see the
city each in their own way, but all re
turning wi*rh tihe .knowledge that parks,
wide and shaded streets and grassy
lawns are requisites -Eo a beautiful
city. And Brigham Young planned
this city well when he set out avenue
after avenue of poplars, years before
residences were built near them, and
yet every blade of grass is kept green
only by irrigation. In driving over
the city, our guide poinied out fre
quent homes of mil.lionaries of today
who fifteen years ago .were tramps,
struck it rich in mining or built up
from t!heir adherence to the faith of
the Mormon dhurch.
While churches of every denomina
tion are to be seen here, still that de
grading religion pervades the air, and
seems to cast its shadow over the
faces of all whom we saw, and when
the ihomes with "several doors" or the
home of the "favorite wife" remind
ed us that there was no such harmony
under that roof as in our Christian
homes, the beauty of the city seemed
to fade away.
Just the hour before leaving this
city, many of the party attended the
semi-weekly organ recital at the Mor
mon Tabernacle, hearing -the finest
organ in the west, whose thousands
of tones enchant the music lover and
make him doubt his ears when the
pipes so like the human voice are
heard. This Tabernacle is in the
beautiful Temple - square facing the
magnificent Temple itself, into whose
sacred precincts none but the "pure in
heart" according to the most rigid
Mormon rules are allowed to enter.
But a siglnt never to be forgotten
is the Great Salt Larke, reac.hed by
short line over a barren section, where
little life is seen except a species of
salt water duct which swarms in the
brackish waters. For some distance
before reaching the Lake, the vast
salt beds stretched about us, w!here
water is drawn from t.he lake to se
cure the large salt deposit, which is
refined for use. Smelting furnaces are
also seen in the distance.
The view of Salt Lake from the
Salair pavillion (containing the
largest dancing hall in the country)
is indeed beautiful, its waters rivalling
the ocean in th'eir depths of blue and
the mountainous shores across its
placid surface glow in rich hues of red
Iand gold. Then the experience of a
life-time is here granted in floating
upon the waters so heavy with salt
t'hat floating is the natural position
in it. Wvhat a day that proved to be!
Then that evening an elaborate
course dinner was served on the car
in honor of the birthday of our effi
cient leader through these scenes of
pleasure and beauty, and in a most ap
propriate speecir of appreciation of
the unexcelled management of our
splendid trip without a hitch or flaw
by Col. E. H. Aull, Rev. G. L. Knight
presented him with a handsome dia
mond stud button, the gift of the
Retracing our way to Ogden, still
on the Oregon Short Line we were
transferred to th'e Union Pacific line.
and before reaching Omaha. Nebras
ka h orning of the second day af
terward, we passed through a vast ex
panse of fertile though barren country
because not irrigated, and near Lara
mie, Wy., reached the highes: point
of our travels, about 8,ooo feet above
t>e sea, and yet the tempera ture wvas
us, with clouds of dust following our
track. At -this city, Laramie. quite a
pleasant surprise was received in the
visit of Miss Viola Pearl Holdrge,
a reporter for "The Boorerang," the
only democratic newspaper in the
stare of Wyoming, and it was found
ed by Bill Nye in 1881. Miss Hol
drege is quite a charming young
woman and her thoughtfulneses in
bringing President Aull a bouquet of
bright asters was greatly appreciated.
Cheyenne, the capital of Wyoming,
was glimpsed for a few minutes only,
our next stop being a- Denver, Col.,
where we arrived Saturday evening.
We found this city of the plains a
most beautiful one, its streets bril
liantly lighted with garlands of red,
wh-ite and blue incandescents in hon
or of a number of national gatherings
being held there this summer and fall,
and the streets and lovely parks were
thronged with people that evening,
more driving in private autos and
carriage being noted than elsewhere
on our tour. The capitol, giving its
name to the handsome residence por
tion of the city, is indeed a magnifi
cent stone s*tructure, and Denver has
a number of elegant buildings in its
business section, one of them bearing
the inscription "One mile above sea
level." Towering in the distance were
seen Pike's Peak with many others,
At Omaha Monday morning, our
"Starlight" was attached to the fast
flyer of the Chicago & North-West
ern Ry., which brought us into Chica
go, a distance of some 477 miles, in
twelve hours, at times making a speed
of eighty miles an hour as we were
whirred along through the sta-es of
Iowa and Illinois, splendid farming
lands on every hand with limitless
fields of corn and grain.
Into the heart of that great throb
bing city of Chicago we went, and the
night ,and a few bours Tuesday morn
ing was spent by all to the bes'c ad
vantage, viewing the blue waters of
Lake Michigan for miles along the
La'ke Shore drive, visiting the extens
ive Lincoln park in the meantime and
getting a look at the most elegant
residences of that ci.ty visiting some
of the largest -and finest department
stores in the country, taking a peep
at the grain pit, the stock yards, ecc,
and some found time to visit the
White City, formerly the Exposition
grounds but now a popular park and
However delightful a trip has been,
when the face of the traveler is
curned toward homeward. his theart
rejoices, and so it was with us. But
we did not let this mar our pleasure
in the beautiful scenery from Chica
go to South Carol.ina, crossing the fer
tile plains of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky,
into the prettiest land of the conti
nent, following the course of the
French Broad into Asheville, exclaim
ing every now and again at the love
ly mountains and stream as it winds
its graceful way.
M. W. M.
Three Thousand Acres Leased For
Charleston, Aug. 26.-At a confer
ence between Immigration Commis
sioner E. J. WVatson and other par
ties. a deal was consummated for the
lease of three thousand acres of land
near Summerville for settlement by
Russian and Polish agricultural peok
ple, who will immediately come south
to engage in farming and poultry
raising. The Jewish, incorporated ag
ricultural soci ety of New York has
leased 500 acres of the tract and its
colonists are to be well to do people
and the settlement means a big thing
for the community. The land is a
particularly fine tract.
Commission!er Watson also secured
credentials from Consul WVitte for F.
WV. Grauert, who goes to Germany.
Sweden and Norway in the interest
oi the immigratonl movement. It is
hoped to bring out many immigrants
from these couintriles and it has bheen
suggested that the Hamburg-Ameri
can liner should come to Carleston
with the immigrants. The sugges
tion of Editor Orth of the Deutche
Zeiung that a colonization establish
ment should b)e established here where
German immi grants may come, learn
te la'guage and ways of the Ameri
can pending their final selection of
place 1'f set:lem. nt. is considered a
good sugg'estion and wih; be acted
Reduced Rates For Your Summer
Vacation via Southern Railway.
The Southern Railway company
now has on sale summer excursion
tickets to a great many mountain and
seashore resorts. Until September 30
these tickets will be on sale daily good
returning until October 31.
The following rates will apply from
Newberry to a few of these points,
other points in proportion:
Chick Springs, S. C., $4.45.
Saluda. N. C., $6.oo.
Tryon. N. C.. $5.60.
Flat Rock, N. C., $6.30.
Lake Toxaway, N. C., $9.30.
Hendersonville, N. C., $6.40.
Brevard, N. C., $7.90.
Asheville, N. C., $7.05.
Hot Springs, N. C., $8.oo.
%Valhalla, S. C., $5.60.
Seneca, S. C., $5.20.
Isle of Palms, S. C., $7.90.
Sullivan's Island, S. C., $7.90.
For rates to other points, schedules
and stop overs, etc., phone or call on
J. P. Sheely. Agent.
Please add to your lists the follow
ing new suscribers:
20-4 Baker, H. P. Residence.
102 Brown, J. G. Residence.
165 Blackwelder, J. A. Residence.
173 Bradley, Jas. A. Residence.
19-4 Cromer, J. T. Residence (Co.)
177 Fant, Mrs. Fannie Residence.
168 Graves, Rev. J. H. Resdence.
176 Goggans, Jno. C. Residence.
172 Houseal, W. P. Residence
175 Harding, Geo. W. Residence.
102-2 Halfatre, J. B. Residence.
171 Miller, W. 0. Residence.
182 Newberry Cotton exchange.
12 Pelham, Dr. W. E. Residence.
167 Parlor Market.
174-2 Spearman, M. L. Residence.
116 Stepenson, Dr. C. E. Resi
164 Wicker, E. L. Residence.
166 Washington, Greenwood Res
105-4 Wallace, W. E. Residence
Report all complaints to telephone
200. Do not make any report to
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH CO.
Rowland G. Spearman, Manager,
Newberry, S. C.
Week End Rates via Southern Ry.
Effective Saturday June 3rd and
continuing to and including Septem
ber 3rd 1905 we will sell round trip
tickets continous passage in each di
rection for all Saturday trains and
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attention to the constri
it is advisable to give as equall;
equipment of your kitchen.
Take into consideration the fa
the kitchen and that the utensils ir
ine the plumbing in your kitchen
cost of putting in a "Stuaded"
abundant supply of hot and co)
cleanliness will be assured.
Our booklet, " Modern I
kitchens equipped with "Standa
for a copy. Every "Stad0d
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Sunday morning train, good returning
leaving destination not later 'than
Tuesday following date of the sale at
rates as follows:
Anderson, S. C., $2.40.
Walhalla, S. C., $3.40.
Chick Springs, S. C., $2.75.
Tyron, N. C., $3.85.
Saluda, N. C., $3.85.
Hendersonville, N. C., $3.85.
Asheville, N. C., $3.85.
Spartanburg, S. C., $2.10.
Greenville, S. C., $2.10.
White Stone, S. C., $2.10.
Union, S. C., $1.85.
Charleston, S. C., $5-15.
Isle of Palms, S. C. $5.15.
Tybee, Ga., $5.15.
For further information phone or
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