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MR. ANSEL'S POSITION.
Opposed to State Dispensary-Favors
Local Option Between Prohibi
tion and County Dispensaries
is Against High License.
I have received many inquiries as
to my views of the liquor question
in South Carolina. and -the best way
of dealing with that all absorbing
question, dispensary or no dispen
sary, and I take this means of stating
In the first place, I am opposed
to the system of a state dispensary.
I once thought it was the best solu
tion of the liquor question, because
I thought it would minimize and de
crease the sales of liquors in this
state, but when we consider that more
than $3,000,000 worth of whiskey has
been sold by the various dispensaries
of the state the past year, my hopes
have been disappointed; and it ap
pears to me that some other method
should be adopted.
In the second place, I am in favor
of local county option, as between
prohibition and county dispensaries;
that is, I am in favor of any county
in the state voting upon the question
as to whether they wish prohibition
for that county, or whether they wish
county dispensaries. If a majority of
the qualified voters of the county
-desire prohibition for that particular
county, then I am one who believes
that they should have it, and I further
qbelieve that the good people of such
county will see to it that the prohibi
tion law is enforced.
If the .ote of any county should be
in favor of the s'ale of liquor in that
particular county, then I favor a law
providing for a county dispensary
with a board of control of three mem
bers, to be apopin'ed by the governor
of the state, which: county board shall
ha-, control of the purchase of i
qtors for the county dispensaries, the
appointment of. dispensers, fixing
their salaries, etc., all sales to be
made under the rules and regulations
as may be thought wise by the legis
I am opposed to beer dispensaries.
as I think that beer when sold at
all should be sold in the regular coun
I favor a stringent law against the
unlawful sale of liquor. My experi
ence of 12 years as one of the solici
tors of this state has convinced me
that whatever system may be adopted,
that unlawful sales will be made by
some. It is, therefore, necessary that
stringent laws should be passed to
punish the "blind tiger," those who
-Make it the duty of all sheriffs,
deputy sheriffs, magistrates, con
stables, policemen and town marshals
to see that the law against the unlaw
ful sale of liquor is rigidly enforced
in their counties, cities and towns,
and it might be well to give them
half of the fines *that are collected
from those convicted, through the
agency of such officers, 0f the of
fense of unlawful sales, transportation,
or making of whiskey.
The county boards of control
should be required to make a report
to the presiding judge at each term
of the court of general sessions for
their respective counties, showing the
purchases made, the amount of sales
by the county dispensaries, and of all
their acts as suc'h county board of
control, and should be liable crimi
nally for any violation of the law,
rules and regulations of the dispen
I am opposed to the high license
system; it is too near the old barroom
system, and would not decrease the
sales of liquor, whatever the re
strictions might be, but would in
crease them. The man who pays the
high license would want to make all
the profit he could, and hence, the
more sales. the more profits.
Personally. I would like to see no
Jiaunor sold in this state as a bever
age. but it is a condition which con
fronts us, and the question is how best
to deal with that condition. There2
is no law that can be passed that
will keep some people from drinking
liquor, still I believe it to be the duty
of the state to pass such laws as will
minimize :he use of liquor as much as
This is a brief outline of my views
upon the liquor question.
Martin F. Ansel.
Greenille S. C, Aug. 2:L 1905.
ODDITIES OF THE NEWS
Some Facts Which Are Really Strang
er Than Fiction.
New York World.
What novelist would devise a situa
tion where the safety of a household
depended on an alarm of fire given
by the popping of seltzer bottles in
the flames? Or a life saved by a
lightning stroke killing a runaway
team, as in Blake. a Chicago suburb?
Wiha't author of Bowery melodrama
would stage a scene in which a child
of six averts a panic in a crowded
hall by tearing down burning bunting?
Our national modesty appears not
alone in Congressman "Tim" Sulli
van's leaving Paris with a blush, but
in that Atlantic City episode where
the Kansas adjutant general after one
look at the costumes of the sirens of
the surf took the first train home.
And in the act of the St. Louis Puri
tans who attired a nude statue in a
kimona and picture hat.
And the progress the new woman
is making-organizing a fire company
st Seaside, N. J., a water company
at Roseland, a militia company in
Columbia, Mo., and playing baseball
before the fashionalbles of Lenox.
The news illustrates the human
attributes of animals, in the Flushing
dog committing suicide after a whip
ping. In the case of the Euro
pean hotel keeper who saved the
straws Trough which 'his royal
guests imbibed, cooling beverages
and had them made into a hat it sat
irizes the extremes of the collec
In a day's doings of the world,
indeed, is contained more of the
curious than is dreamt of in philos
ophy of pale fact.
Farm and Fireside.
Did you ever ride on another per
son's railroad pass or deadhead your
passage? Anyway, the following
story, as told on an American lawyer,
is humorously interesting. The law
yer in question had gone to a west
ern state to practice his profession,
but as he got no clients and stood
a good chance of starving to death,
he decided to return eastward again.
Without any money he got into a
train for Nashville, Tenn., intending
to seek employment as a reporter
on one of the daily newspapers.
When the conductor called for his
ticket, he said, "IJ am on the staff of
-, of Nashville. I suppose you will
The conductor looked at him sharp
lv. "The editor of that paper is in
the smoker. Come with me. If he
identifies you, all right."
He followed the conductor into the
smoker and the situation was explain
ed. Mr. Editor said, "Oh, yes, I
recognize him as one of the staff.
t is all right."
Before leaving the train the law
yer again sought the editor. "Why
did you say you recognized me? I'm
not on your paper."
"I'm not the editor, either. I'm
traveling on his pass, and was scared
'to death lest you should give me
Margaret is a well-brot' ;t-up lit
:e girl who has some knowledge of
Ietiquette. says the New York Times.
She has been taken to the country
his summer to a house where there
is a large dog.
"Don't go near the dog, Margaret,"
said her mother, "he doesn't know
you and he might bite."
But that did not suit Margaret and
she knew how to arrange matters.
Going to the dog she made a little
courtesy such as she had been taughc
to make at dancing school andI said
"Doggie. I am Margaret Brown."
Then, the introduction having been
made and the dog having no excise
or no: knowing her. Margaret
walked up and patted him. while he
wagged his tail with rmuch gracious
Saved His Life.
This story is told, according to 'the
Boston Herald, at the expense of the
late Gen. Wilmon WV. Blackmar:
Geeral Blackmar was attending a
camp. when hie was approached by a
se'dy looking man, who greeted him
prous-:1y. The general shrugged his
shoulders and turned away, with the
"11u, general. :aid the strange
on't yu rcnenber how you save
my life at th4e battle :f th
Gen. Blackmar at once became ir
terested. and he called a group c
comrades over to listen. saving:
saved this man's life once. How wa
it lone, old comrade?"
"It was this way," was the re
sponse. "We were on a hill, and th
enemy advanced steadily toward ot
intrenchments. A veritable hail c
fire swept our position. Suddenl
you turned"-here the auditors wer
absoribed and excited-"and ran, an
I ran after you. I think that if yo
hadn't shown the example I woul
have been killed that day."
To Satisfy His Wife.
"John," exclaimed the nervous wc
man, according to an exchang
"there's a burglar in the house. I'*
sure of it."
John rubbed his eyes and proteste
mildly that it was imagination.
"No it isn't. I heard a man dowr
So John took a box of matches an
went down. To his surprise h
wife's suspicions were correct. Sei
ing that he was unarmed, the burgh
covered him with a revolver and bi
came quite sociable.
"Is-n't it rather late to be out <
bed?" he remarked.
"A-er-a-little bit," repli-d Johi
"You're too late, anyhow, becau,
I've dropped everything out of ti
window, and my pals have carrie
"0, that's all right. I'd like to a
one favor of you, Though."
"What is it?"
"Stay here until my wife can corr
down and see you. She has bec
looking for you every night for t}
last twelve years, and I don't wai
her to be disappointed any longer
A Man Is The Age of His Arterie
While some persons are in fu
organic decadence at thirty-five yea:
some others may not yet at fifi
years have undergone the modific
'tions of nutrition which are the b
ginning of old age. The capacity
a man for violent exertion is dLe
mined by the more or less comple
integrity of the arterial tissues. I
some cases arterial sclerosis is not]
ing but the gradual and slow cons
quences of the advance of old ag
but assumes a rapid pace that mak,
it a fearful malady. In such cas<
we can see young persons presentir
the same physiological reactiol
against fatigue as the elderly ma
One of the first symptoms of th:
acute aging of the arteries which
called arterial sclerosis is the dy
pnoea of effort. All elderly men a1
in different degrees 'tainted with am'
rial degeneracy, and all ought to avo:
excessive muscular c.fioi t if th<
would not wear ott their arteri<
before the time-that is, would n<
grow old prematurely--for evei
man is "of the age of his arteries
Friday And Thirteen.
In Great Britain there are two pa
ticular superstitions which have prol
ably the largest following-that Fr
day is an unlucky day and that thi
teen is an unlucky number. Friday
bad character was derived from tl,
fact that it was the day of our Lord
crucifixion, as well as the one c
w ~hich Adam and Eve ate of the fot
bidden fruit, and likewise the dayc
their dea:h. Sailors have still a stron
objection to beginning a voyage o
that day, although modern cond
tions often make it imperatcive. I
Christian countries, too, the superst
tion of thirteen at dinner being ur
lucky and that one of the diners wi
Idie before t'he year is out is also c
Biblical origin, being revived from th
last supper of our Lord with hi
twelve apostles, but the superstitio
is much anterior to Chris'tianity
Thirteen at dinner in old Norse my
thology was deemed unlucky becaus
at a banquet in the Valhalla Lol
once intruded, making the 'thirteent-)
guest, and Baldur was slain.
If a man runs into debt he mus
either crawl out or stay in.
If a man be pushed for money h
is usually shovedc to the rear.
It is said that a few gallons c
il will calm a storm at sea-an<
a small drop will star: one i:
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~l ptpils dress alike on all
- 3th, 1905. For catalogue
PREIDENT, Littleton, N. C.