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E. H - AULL, SDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C.. as second class matter.
IFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1905
The people of. Cherokee -township
in Cherokee county -have senE a pe
tition to Governor Hey-ward urging
the governor to place a state con
stable at Blacksburg. They state
that since The dispensaries were voted
out at Blacksburg and Gaffney, the
increase of illicit manufacture and
sale of liquor has been so great, it is
a source of annoyance to the respect
able and law abiding residents of that
township. iThe -governor, of course,
has not yet had time to take an,y ac
..tion on -the petition.
This action will be a surprise to
many people inasmuch as it has been
constantly held that the people of
Cherokee county could and would en
force the prohibition law which has
.been effective since 'the dispensaries
have been voted out. it will be re
-membered~that Cherokee was the first
county tq'call an election, and to vote
on the question under the provisions
of what is known as the Brice- law.
We see it stated,' also, from An
derson. that a mieting- of prominent
citizens -was held in that county on
Wednesday to discuss the question,
but in That county, the election has
. tot yet been held. Action was taken,
h-owever, by this meeting expressing
th'e opinion that the time had not yet
arrived when a prohibition law could
be enforced, and that the dispensary
law under existing circumstances and
properly enforced -was the best solu
tion. A resolution was also passed
avoring a strict enforcement - of the
law, and the removal from office of all
corrapt officials and their prosecu
tion in the courts.
We -have all -the time held to the
pinion that the ,sentiment in favor
'of p'rohi-bition was not strong enough
:in any of the counties to enforce a
prohibition law, and .that -the~ cause of
?'emperance would b'e better promoted
by having some law which 'would reg
ulate, and control the sa'le of.. whiskey,
and thereby reduce to a minimum, the
evil resulting from its use. We do
acot believe, however, thar any amount
of patching of .the statel dispensary
a~w 'will avail, and the bes't t'hiig 'th'at
'he next .legislature could .do would,
be to abolis'h the 'state dispensary,
and the state constabulary, and permit
each county to regulate this question
in its own way under 'sonstitutional
reqttitements. In other words, af
4er abolishing .the 'state institution
'nd the state constabulary, permit
each county to have prohibition, dis
pensaries under councy control, or a
icense system,. and.'let .each county
be resp'onsible io.r the etxecution and
enforcement of w~hatever plan its citi
zerns may adopt. Under such a law,
we ''believe that there are counties in
this state 'in, which the dispensary
system .would be' th'% best solution,
and in others, it would, be best to 'have
some sort 'of license system. As a
matter of fact, we do not believe pro
dibitionr will 'be enforced with' any de
gree of efficacy, in any o*f the coun-ties
1mtilpublic sen'timent is made strong
er against the use of whiskey as .a
~beverage than it is at present.
If it is possible to perpetuate the
~dispensary by injunction it would
appear that no effort will be spared
to do it. Such 'efforts when they run
counter to the 'will of the 'people. can
avail 'but little, and will be only 'tern
porary at best. W'hen the people vote
as strongly as 'they h.ave'in the several
counties against the 'dispensary in
junctions cannot save it.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given that the reg
'ular annual election of Mayor and
Aldermen of the Town of 'Newberry
'will be 'held in the council chambers
n the 'twelfth day of December, 1903,
from 8 o'clock in the morning until
6 o'clock in the afternoon with Thos.
F. Tarrant, W'm. Shackleford and WV.
R. Jones as managers.
By order of 'the 'Town Council.
Geo. B. Cromer,
Eugne S. Werts. City Clerk.
INJUNCTION AT STATE HOUSE
Secretary of State Does Not Like th(
Fireproof Cases Ordered for
Acting under orders from Mr. R
M. McCown: the chief clerk in thi
office of the secretary of state, the da;
watchman, Mr..W. G. Hiers, has com
pelled the work of installing fir
proof'furniture in the offici of secre
tary of state to be stoppid. It is sai(
that Mr. Gantt -was very much dissat
isfied with the job and stated that i
should-'not 4be completed according t
the specifications presented by. M1
Mosher, the superintendent in charg
of the construction.
The work has been suspended, a
Mr. Mosher recognized the. right o
Officer Hiers ro stop work whic:
might be regarded in the hature o
trespass. Mr. Mosher is of cours
merely installing the furniture in ac
cordance with the -plans and specifi
cations. Mr. Gantt says that thes
plans are not in accordance with th
suggestions he made when the furni
ture was ordered and he .will not hav
it installed as the superintendent ha
set out to do. This has brought ul
complications unexpected and a meel
ing of the commission will be held t
confer with Mr. Gantt in regard to th
In the act making appropriation
for i9o5 it -was stated definitely: "Fo
fire proof metal cases in the office c
secretary of state, $2,500, provide
that the appropriation for metal case
for the historiacl commission, secre
tary of state and comptroller genera
shall be expended under and by d
rection of the State -house commis
CheerfiAness is not al-ways sponta
neous; it is greatly a matter of habi
and bears cultivation.
'There. is No I
Turn Plows anc
this seasori al
satisfy, or rel
your money I
find a more li
All of the
be convinced th4
d All road overseers, -who have not
done -so, are hereby directed and re
quired to perform the six days -work
on their respective districts as requir
ed by law and make their return on
or before the 20th day of December,
1905- J. Monroe Wicker,
t, Fred H. Dominick, Clerk.,
'low Made that
k than a Syracuse.|
d a car load of
:urn it and get
>ack. Can you
cu for a call we
d Stylish Drec
; Material ar
)w rare taste
B of the. ladiec
y -and. Couni
it we are Right on Qua
Capital - -
BURGLAR PROOF -SA
FIRE PROOF VAULI
care of your banking business.
Our Savings Department Al
est Compounded Semi-Anx
We are much encouraged so far, I
Courteous attention. Call and giv
J. D. DAVENPORT, R C. CA:
President. Vice- Pre
GEO. B.. CRONt
Deosits Almost 1-3
"Tomorrow" is a poor r1
By1 opening an account
at 4 per
CALL ON CEO.
Where you will find lots of i
Lemon and Zo Zo Snaps,
.too numerous to mention.
And Prepared Buckwheat in packages. ,
A fresh line of Chocolate
Whih we use are without e:
SWe believe in PURITY.
5We constantly,.preach PU
SWe. always pra,ctice. PURI
* PUPRITY coupts, and cour
SAsk your doctor.
For Sale by
C. H. CAN NON.
es in the
y. Call and
lity and Prices
- - $50,000.00
FE, Manganeese $teel.
', for your boies and val
IVE. Wellequipped to take
lows You 4 per cent Inter
tually, January and July.
>nt solicit your business.
e us a trial.
ZLISLE, M. L. SPEARMAN,
[ER, A ttorney.
. . . $30,000.00
of a;Million Dollrs,
Start Saving Today.
in our -
cod things to eat, such as
5 o'clock and Social Teas,
and many other varieties
Buckwheat in bbls.
rop of Maple and New Orleans Syrup.
- Dates, Prunes,
Nuts of all kinds.
Candies just received.
ception the purest grade.
TY when preparing medi
its for much, in medicines. *
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Iewberry, - - S. C.
OVER NATIONAL BANK.