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"PROHIBITION AND PEACE."
A Baptist Paper Makes A Call for a
Strong Man for Governor.
The Baptist Press.
In three counlies last week elections
were held on the question of dispen
sary or no dispensary. in two ot
t:hem the dispensary was defeated
in Horry, by a vote of three to one, in
Lancaster, by a vote of eight to one.
In Florence the dispensary was retain
ed by a very small majority.
This furnishes food for refletcion.
There can be no doub that the ques
tions of prohibition and pure govern
nent and peace are uppermost before
our citizens today. These questions
are presented chiefly because of the
dispensary law. In the operation of
that law corruption has been proven,
and because of it much bloodshed and
strife have racked the state.
There should be no higher type
of citizens than the Christian man.
Governments and laws are ordained of
God, and he who fears and honors
God should see to it that just and
righteous laws are enacted and en
As regards whiskey-selling, a Chris
tian should stand only upon a pro
hibition "platform." It is his duty
to remove evil temptations wherever
he can, and so. he s1hould vote to re
move intoxicating liquors as a con
stant source of temptation to the
weak. He shourd 'be a prohibitionist.
That is a moral question. But there is
also a political side-men must be
elected to office who will enforce a
law against liquor selling. In certain
counties in this state that seems to be
quite beyond obtaining. A clear test
of sentiment must be made.
Prohibition is impossilbe nowhere;
it seems impractical in some localities.
'Recognizing this fact we must take
it into consideration. In a community
where publi sentiment is not suffi
cently strong to elect prohibition offi
cers who will enforce a prohibitory
law, such a law' would be flagrantly
violated and would be practically in
'operative. That fact must not be ig
nored. Therefore, we say let us ad
vocate a prohibition la^w which shall
cover the entire stare, but with a pro
vision that tihe county which is will
ing to assume the moral responsibil
ity and the odium of selling whiskey
and the legal responsibility of enforc
ing ithe law--that such a county may
vote upon the question and show~
where it stands. If such a county
should decide to sell whtiskey, then let
the legislature prescribe the manner
Sin which it may be done, and throw
around its sale all the safeguards and
The dispensary is fast going, and
the moral element pf our citizens must
*have something to. offer in its stead
*or demoralization will result. We
have long 'been a student of the pro
hibition question, with particular ref
er-ence to South 'Carolina, and our
calm judgment, upon mature consider
ation of past and present conditions,
is briefly outlined in the foregoing
paragraph.. Prohibitionists are being
looked to at this time, and we must
offer the state the best method of
dealing with this vexatious question.
Let us have a prohibition law, but
where it will not be enforced let it
*not be made a farce.. W:here a majority
of the men who are willing to write
their names on a petition asking for
'the privilege of 'selling whiskey, the
best tthing to do is to allow them to
sell it, under stringent regulations.
But such a state prohibition law
will not enforce itself. W'e must have
a governor who will enforce it-a pro
'hibitionist. He must be a man of
high Christian character, of ripe schol
arship, of marked ability, of wide
knowledge of the theory and practice
of government; he must be a man of
keen insight and of judicial mind; and
withal a man who is not seeking
political preferment. In this case the
office seeks the man. The state of
South Carolina in this crisis d'oes not
need a man who can "afford" to lose
time from private basiness to devote
to affairs of government, 'but one who
must make great sacrifice to serve.
Patriotism demands sacrifice, and it
finds its highest development and no
blest expression in no o'her case.
For months the friends of temper
ance have been casting for such a man
and recently a prominent citizen in a
.ietter to the News and Courier has
suggested Jos. A. McCullough, of
Greenville, who is a well known pro
iiibitioni'st of long standing and whom
-.v be.ier mets the requirements of
the cause. We publish his name with
out his knowledge or consent, and
with a full knowlegde that in asking
tim to become a candidate for gov
-rnor of South Carolina we are asking
him to make a personal sacrifice such
is, perhaps, no other man in the state
would have to make aE this time. But
.ve do so, and thus publicly, for the
ake of prohibition, purity and peace
.n South Carolina.
Will Mr. McCullough make the sac
The late Captain "Joe" Nicholson,
Lo memory dear in Detroit, used to
ell of a long time prisoner who had
been in the house of correction while
,he captain ran that institution, says
the Detroit journal.
Just before his term expired the
convict called the captain and told
him that justice was now done and
that an hionest man would start fresh
in the world.
"But you !hlave told me several
times 'that you were innocent of the
charge on w1hich you were sent here."
"So I was, Captain Joe, and I can
prove it. Here are the names of
three witnesses. Get their sta*ement
and see whether I'm lying.
just as a matter of curiosity the
captain complied and sound convinc
ing evidence of the man's innocence.
Th'e convict was called in and in
dign.antly asked why he had not used
his evidence in getting a new trial.
"I'll tell you captain. In my time
I was acquitted three or four times
when I was guilty, so when I was
convicted of something I never did
I just thought I'd even things up
by taking my medicine without kick
ing. Besides that, it sort of tickled
me -to find that justice had missed
me at every shot."
He Was A Northern Man.
A man from the north who recently
visited Washington became possessed
of tvhe desire to visit Mount Vernon.
Boarding title electric train .that runs
from the capital to the home of WNash
ington, via Alexandria, the visitor had
comfortably enscionced himself i.n one
of ,the rear seats of a compartment,
when the conductor rapped him on
rhe shoulder, saying, "Excuse me, 'but
tihs compartment .is foir colored men."
This was the northerner's first ex
perience in 'a "Jim Crow" car. "h,
said 'he, surprised, "'the seats forward
are all occupied."
"Can't help that, sir," was the re
ply; "you mustn't sit 'here."
'Ihe n.ort'herner smiled. "See 'here,
conductor," saird ihie, "I'm from the
north and haven't -the prejudice of
you people in the south. I don't mind
sitting here with a negro."1
"Maybe you don't," replied the con
ductor, "but the nigger might ob
Notice is hereby given that the
books of registration for the Town
of Newberry, S. C., are now open,
and the undersigned as Supervisor of
Regristration for said town will keep
said books open every day from 9
a. m., until 5 p. mn., (Sundays ex
cepted), including the 1st day of De
Eugene S. Werts,
Supervisor of Registration.
By virtue of the authority given us
by the will of Mrs. Matilda Beacham,
We wvill sell before the Court
House at New-berry, S. C., on the first
Monday in November, 1903, witihin
the legal hours of sale, at public 'out
cry all that tract or plantation of land
situate in the County of Newbery, S.
C., and containing forty-four and!
'Iinetv-five one 'hundredth acres, more
Tract 'bounded by lands of L. B.
Morris, Wicker Bros., Rilla Smith,
'state of Rhoda Bedenbaugh, de-[
ceased and J. 0. Moore.
The same being the place upon
-Thich the said Matilda Beacham lived
~t the time of her decease.
Pats can be seen on day of sale or
n time before that by applying toI
Terms of sale: Cash. Purchaser to
ay tor papers.
J. 0. Moore,1
WV. L. Gibson,
NOTICE TO DRAW JURY.
Notice is hereby given that we, the
undersigned. Jury Commissioners for
Newberry county, S. C., will on the
2ist day of October, 1905, at nine
o'clock a. m., in the office of the
Clerk of Court for said county and
state. publioly draw thirty-six jurors
to serve as petit jurymen for the
Court of General Sessions for New
errv county. S. C., beginning Nov.
'h, 1905. and continuing for one
Jno. L. Epps,
Wm. W. Cromer,
Jno. C. Goggans,
The commitiees appointed to or
ganize a cotton association in each
school district will do so at once and
all associations already organized will
meet on or before Saturday 21st of
October to elect four delegates to rep
resent ,them at a meering of the coun
ty association to be held at Newberry
court house on Saturd.ay the 28th. at
ii o'clock .a. m. All associations will
please collect 3 cents per bale of cot
ton raised this year.
At the meeting of the County as
sociation all farmers and business men
of the county are urged to be present
thlat they may stand firm for iI cent
We have whipped the fighit if we
hold our cotton fior 30 days. Come
one, come .all and let Newberry coun
ty show The other part of the state
that she is not behind in anything that
is for the upbuilding of the whole
R. T. C. Hunter,
Pres. Cotton Assc.
The tax books for Newberry coun
ty will be open for the collect.ion of
taxes for fiscal year commencing
January Ist, 1905, the 15th day of
October, 1905, and will remain open
without penalty until the 31st day of
December, 1905. Upon all taxes paid
after the 31st day of December, 1905,
nd before the 1st day of February,
906, a pena'lty of one per cent will be
tded; upon all taxes paid during the
nonth of February, 19o6, a penalty of
me per cent. additional will be add
d, and upo:i aW taxes paid from the
:t to the 15th -day of March, 19o6,
nlusive, an add-itional penalcy of five
er cent. will be added.
FolMowing is the levy:
or State purposes . . . . 5 1-2 mills
or Ordinary Co. Purposes 2 1-2 rmills
or Special Co. purposes .. 1-2 mills
or School purposes . . . . 3 mills
Total .. .... .. ...1 1-2 mills
Except in the following localit.ies,
vhere an additional railroad tax has
een levied, viz:
'ownship No. 1..............2 mills
ownship No. 8... .. .. 2 1-2 mills
ownship No. 9.... .. .. -3 mills
And except in the following school
listricts where special school tax
as been levied, viz:
\Tewberry 'School Dis. No. I . .3 m.
:happells School Dis. No. 39 - - 2 mn.
Big Creek School Dis. No. 20 .. 2 mn.
Jtopia Schooil Dis. No. Io .. 2 mn.
Thitmire School Dis. No. 52 .. 2 mn.
rosperity School Dis. No. 14 4 1-4 mn.
ittle Mt. School Dis. No. 30 -.- 3 mn.
xcelsior School Dis. No. 35 .. 2 m.
~ion School Dis. No. 56 .. .. ...2 m.
omaria School Dis. No. 26 .. 1-2 mn.
A poll tax of one dollar has been!
evied on all male citizens between
he ages of 21 and 6o years, except
.hose exempt by law.
Persons liable to road duty may
ay a commutation tax of three dol
ars from the 15th day of October,
[905, until the 15th day of March,
.John L. Epps,
TOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE
MENT AND DISCHARGE.
Notice is hereby given that the un
lersigned will make a final settle
nent as Administratrix on the estate
f A. Y. W. Glymnph, deceased, in the
robate Court for Newberry county
m the ro:h day of- November, 1905,
t 1 o'clock a. mn. and will immediame
y thereafter apply for final discharge
s administratrix of the said estate.
\I1 persons holding claims against
he said estate will present the same
lu attested by said da:e and all per
ons owing the said estate will make
Mattie K. Glymph,
There is n(
tle of Murr
lien and T
A few|doses of this Housc
lief. A positive cure for
THE MURRAY DF
charge just 'i
SAre You Plann
Many persons are <
making plans and sp<
homes. It has often been sai
building experiences before the
Let Us Plan
' o mden antai. Wewo
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> need of wearing your
when you can get a bot
ay's Horehound, Mul
!hold Remedy will give irrmediate re
Influerza, Brorchitis and Discasses of
5 and $1.00
5 and $1.00
0, $1 .50, $2.00
that we fill any
it any time and
vhat it is worth
: Drug Store,
ks & fllnter.
ing a New Home?
>ccupied at this season in
cifications for their new
d that a person must have several
ideal home is constructed.
If you will allow
us to plantheplumb
ing of your home,
we will make it right
the first time. We
do no experimenting
, but execute all con
4tracts on the most
lines -employ the
o mst experienced
41 and competent me
chanics and use the
very best fixtures
made - n a mely
lain Enameled Baths
If you do not find
it convenient to call
in person, write or
phone us and we
1es and other literature on the subject
d advise, however, that you inspectK
displayed in our showroom. Ask(
ambing." Free upon request.
,Newberry, S. C.