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R~. E. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
:erry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.
Our mayor is still gasping for
breath, but the gasping is so faint that
it would indicate that the hole which
he made and entered has about closed
after him. Still there are a few things
in his latest ukase which might seem
to require a passing notice. We must
confess, however, that it is so far from
the point that it is hard to lay hold
of anything in it to which to reply.
Yes, dear distingushed mayor, it
has been some time since we practiced
law, and we are not laying any great
stress upon our ability as a lawyer.
We hold now simply what we held
in our former editorial,that when the
law is laid down in plain English that
it may be read of all men, and that
when it says gambling is gambling
it means what it says, and not that
-gambling in one place is gambling
and that gambling in another place is
While we are discussing our ability
we may say, too, that we know we are
not one of those self-appointed per
sons who thank the Lord every day
that they are not as other people.
We may be a little far-sighted, but
we are not trying to take the mote
out of 'our brother's eye while the
beam is protruding from our own.
We are delighted to have amused
our distinguished mayor. We have
aever been so complimented before.
It really tickles our vanity. If you
don't mind, dear distinguished mayor,
you will make us as vain as you are,
and that would be a great calamity
for, while the town is experiencing
a healthy growth, its capacity ought
not to be taxed too severely.
No, no, dear mayor, the "shoe" is
not "pinching." Pray don't give
yourself any undue worry as to that.
We wouldn't have you worried for
the world. Keep the record straight,
or let it keep itself straight, which
it will do if it is allowed to pursue
the even tenor of its way, as all true
records should. We have never
mentioned in The Herald and News
anything about our tank, and neither
can you show where The Herald and
News has been nagging you about
it, though we grant we had ample
provocation. Ir must be your con
science that is nagging you abbut
that. Surely you will not deny that
you refused us the right to be heard?
We know you will not, and pass that
without further comment.
But to the point, which is the cen
ter of the circle whose circumference
you have traveled. It has been a
long time, too, since we have studied
geometry-or is it goemetry where
circles are treated-and we may not
-be exactly technical there, but the
expression conveys the meaning
which we would convey. You admit
that you know-really know-some
thing about bucket shops. and you
say they are licensed throu;ghour the
state and (10 business all over the
country: that fortunes are quickly
vou say- it is only the civil code
* which holds this to be gambling! All
of which is very amusing. WXe would
like to ask our distinguished mayor
again if the civil code does not treat
the bucket shop and the dealing in
futures as gambling, and contracts
made in such dealing as gambling
contracts, and if he has ever read
the case of Gist vs. Telegraph Co..
45 S. C.. 344: Riordan vs. Doty. 5o
S. C.. 542: 56 S. C.. m,i and several
others which we could cite and which
we would cite if it were not for the
fear on our part that if we dip too
deeply into the law we migh: too
much amuse our distinguished mayor.
If the civil code says such contracts
are gambling contracts and holds
them niu11 and void, does it not fol
low that those who make them are
legitimate dealers? Well, hardly.
And could not the city pass an ordi
nance forbidding them-an ordinance
against gambling-with.out -waiting
for the legislature to apply the rem
And has it not been decided by the
circuit court in this state that dealing
in futures is an undictable offense at
common law after argument by some
of the ablest lawyers of the Spartan
burg bar and who have practiced law
since we were a lawyer and whom our
distinguished mayor might consider
You admit that the bucket shop is
morally wrong. Then why did you
license it? And why don't you close
it up? That is the plain question, and
you cant dodge it by trying to ridi
cule our law-really, not our law, but
the law of South Carolina-by saying
that it is "droll" and "funny." Meet
the issue squarely, and don't be un
necessarily concerned about us. We
repeat,that we wouldn't have you wor
ried about our welfare for anything
in the world. Answer our questions,
and then we shall be delighted-even
delighted as Mi. Roosevelt would say
it wouldn't express--to answer
yours. As to our scripture, we didn't
apply it. If it fits anybody. it is no
fault of ours. 'Certanly the "shoe"
doesn't "pinch- in this case!
As to the preaching about gambling
in the social club and on intercolle
giate baseball, we hold now as we
have held all along, that we condemn
both. That, in our humble opinion,
if our distinguished mayor will par
don us for having an opinion, is what
brought about this controversy. We
want our distinguished mayor as
mayor of Newberry to condemn both.
You need not trouble yourself
about the record. It will keep itself
straight. We made no severe at
'tack on you. We took it for granted
that your moral acumen was so acute
that we humbly asked you to explain
the difference between certain species
of gambling, and we asked it in all
humility. You replied and tried to
slur the editor of The Herald and
News. In our humble way we at
tempted another exposition of our po
sition, and you reply again. Where
your last reply touches the points
at issue we really can not see, and
we beg pardon for taking up so much
space in reply -to the reply. This
last to our readers.
Official Tabulation of the Vote by
At a meeting of the county board
of canvassers, held in the office ot
Chairman F. H. Dominick, on -Tues
day, the vote cast in the recent elec
tion on the dispensary queston in
this county was officially tabulated,
and thc returns forwarded to the
proper authorities. The official tabu
lation shows the following result:
Total vote cast........-.-..121
For dispensary....... -....-37
Agains-t dispensary....... 845
The returns were forwarded on
Thursday afternoon, as required by.
law, to- the county supervisor, the
clerk of court, the county board of
control, the state board of directors.
the governor and the secretary of
state. The result will now be offi
cially declared by the state board of
The county board of canvassers is
composed of Messrs. F. H. Domi
nick. M1. J. Longshore and J. B. Der
rick, commissioners of election, all
of whom were present at the meet
ing in CTairmnan D.ominick' s office o
Three Nights Commencing
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
in a Repertoire of New Pkys at Popu
New Singing, Dancing, Novelty and
Comedy Specialties Between Acts.
"The MVan Out Side"
Change of Program Nightly
NEW PALL GOODS!
We are receiving our New
Fall Goods and want the trade
to see what we are showing
before making their purchases.
Among the arrivals during the
past week were our new style
Hats, Neckwear, Cloth
ing ard Banister's Fine
Shoes for Men. And we
are expecting new things every
week until our stock is fIlled
with the best things of the
season. We would call your
attention especially to the mag.
nificent stock of Clothing we
have bought for fall. We will
show an elegant line of suits
from $5.00 to $25 00 for men,
and Boys' Suits from $2.00 to
$7.50. Also a splendid line of
Men's, Boys' and Children's
Overcoats which we have se
lected with a great deal of care,
and will offer them at the lowest
cash prices, and hope to sell
This is one of our strongest
departments, and will be
stronger than ever this fall.
we have the exclusive sale in
this market of James A. Ban
ister & Co.'s Fine Shoes for
men. The Hamilton Brown
Shoe Co.'s lines which include
the American Gentleman, The
American Lady, Country Club,
Picnic, Security School Shoes
and other leading brands which
have a reputation for style as
well as good wearing.
Underwear and Hosiery.
Come to us for your fall,Underwear,
Hosiery and Gloves. We have large
lines of these bought, and can supply
you with them as you need them.
Special Order Department!
e represent Sampson & Harris,
New York, who have a high reputation
as exclusive Tailors for the best trade,
and we will be glad to have you see
their line before selecting your fall
suit. Prices in all of our departments
guaranteed to be the lowest in the city.
Come and see us often. Send us your
A C. JOES,
Of the Condition of The People's Na
tional Bank, at Prosperity, in the
State of South Carolina, at. the close
of business, August 25th, 1905.
Loans and Discounts....... $49,272.58
Overdrafts, secured and unse
cured..........---...... . 1,230.40
U. S. Bonds to secure circula
lation. -.........--.------.. 6,250.00
Premiums on U. S. Bonds... 437.50
Banking house, furniture and
fixtures.... ................ 3,429.09
Due from National Banks
(not reserve agents)........ 770 92
Due from State Banks and
Bankers. ............-. . 6,259.36
Due from approved reserve
Checks and other cash items 2,730.49
Notes of other National Banks 500.00
Fractional paper currency,
nickls, and cents........... 124.48
LAwFUL MONEY RESERVED IN
Specie............ . 4,26.75
Legal-tender notes... 3,31.5.00 7,578. 75
Redemption fund with U. S.
Treasurer (5 per cent of
circulation)........ .---...... 312.50
Total ........--....... $84,347.46
Capital stock paid in........ $25,000 00
Surplus fund ................ 1,000.00
Undivided profits, less ex
penses and taxes paid.... 425.55
National Bank notes out
Due to State Banks and
Individual deposits subject to -
chek ........ ---.. ....... 46, 656. 87
Bills payable. including cer
tificates of deposit for
money borrowed ...--...... 5,000.00
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERBY, SS. J
I, W. W. Wheeler, Cashier of the
above-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the
best of my knowledge and belief..
W. w. WHEELER, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me,
this 2nd day of September, 1905.
T. A. DOMMINICK,
Jos. H. Hunter, .
Win A. Mioelev. Directors.
We have a
smart and dainty
fords, Tans and
that we are sellinj
means a rare c
liable shoes for tI
When in nee
c'.& G.S. A
- THE PLACE FOR 'RI
N. M. KIAD 0. B.MA
Capital $50,000.00 - - -
Does a General Banking E
Pays 4 per cent.
We Solicit You
While it lasts it goes for:
Best Patent, Cotton,
Best Half Patent, Cotto
Best Straight - -
We are having a big rur
to remind the public we a
and summer goods, havi
nice new effects.
200 bushels of Choic
55 cents per bushel whili
Choice fresh Grits at $1
stock of Sum
7 at cost. This
stylish and re
Le least money.
d of Shoes
LIABLE GOODS -
ER, Z. F. WRIGHT,
- Surplus $30,000.00
on Savings Deposits.
- - - $5.15
In, - - 4.35
- - - 42.5
on Fiour. We want
re leading in spring
ng full line, knobby,
e Seed Oats, at only
a it lasts.