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TILLMAN IN COLUMBIA.
Save His Views on.the Dispensary Sit
vation--Had Prepared No Bill, But
Senator Tillman was in Colum
ia on Thursday, says the Colum
bia correspondent of the News and
-4Courier and gave his views to
nembers friendly to the dispensary.
He said 'he -had prepared no bill,
bttt simply offered those interested
the suggestions he made at Gaffney,
Anderson, Edgefield, Lancaster,
Workville and other places. He sug
gests that the purchases be made by
annual contract by some committee,
a legislative or special committee is
agreeable. He would have such a
committee purchase by contract
from the lowest bidder, first spirits
and then whiskey from bond. Then
he would have the state dispensary
rectify or mix the liquors, blend
and fix them to suit. He would
buy no case goods of any sort or
description, and then have the com
missioner order out such liquor as
was actually needed under the con
tract and contract prices agreed
upon for the year, and limit the or
ilers to actual needs under penalty.
IA number of the friends of a state
idispensary have been talking over
the situation, and it is likely that a
ilf will te presented as the result.
In the meanwhile there are scores
of bills in opposition, and this is
liklry to -mean confusion and com
licatiori and sticking for pet meas
ard, while the state dispensary ad
vo&tes are working for one and
only one bill.
RA A BLIND TIGER.
The Strange Propensity of a White Man
Who Is Proprietor of One Thousand
Acres in "Possum Kingdom."
Down in the lower end of Green
1ile county, says the Greenville cor
respondent'of the State, is "Possum
Kingdom." From whence origina
ted this -name there is no record in
history, but everybody knows where
the Kingdom is. There are good
people and prosperous folks in that
section, but alas, there are some
' others of an entirely different class
and upon this latter bunch of man
kind tl4e officers have waged war.
All day in sleet, rain and wind the
local members of the State consta
bulary wended their way through
mud and slush into every nook and
corner of the kingdom, and the
-search for illicit goods was by no
means in vain. It was just the day
to catch the tiger in his house. The
weather was such he could not sell
liquor out doors, and the officers, al
ways wary, taking advantage of this
'fact, struck uponThursday as an
ideal day to corral some big game.
And they were not disappointed.
The.biggest haul made was at the
home of one Reuben Dorkins, a
white man past middle age, whom
the officers allege has given trouble
:from the time the dispensary law
was enacted. He owns more than
i,ooo acres of the best land in that
section of Greenville county, but
his inordinate desire to sell liquor,
the officers say, gets away with his
good sense and he gets out of one
"scrape" only to return to his old
tricks. Why the owner of such val
utable property-a fortune for half
a dozen men-could engage in the
nefarious traffic of dispensing
block-ade liquor to the lowest class
of his neighbors by the drink or any
larger quantity desired, is more
than the officers .can understand.
But such is the mania of this man.
The ofiicers found a complete bar
in his possession, all the measuring
pots, drinking glasses and general
Japs in Texas..
A Japanese syndicate has pur
chased a tract of 1o,ooo acres in
Bee county, in the San Antonio re
gion and 300 Japanese families are
to be settled upon it to engage in the
cultivation of tea and silk, says the
New York Tribune. The tea plant
it has been demonstrated flourishes
well in Texas, and mulberry trees
grow even better than in Japan.
There is reason, therefore, to hope
that before many years the Japan
ese colonists in Texas will be able
largely to increase the wealth of
thi country and to diversify its
products by adding tea and silk 4c
our exports, or at least diminish the
amount which the United States
buys of the Orient. The Japanes(
who are going to Texas do not ex
pect to form a settlement exclusive
ly by themselves after the Chines<
fashion, but will adopt Americar
ways and customs, and becom<
good American citizens.
IStuck to His Theory.
Arthur E. Bostwick, the head o:
the circulation department of Nev
York's free libraries, tells this stori
to the New York Tribune about
German professor of Jena, who be
longed to the Haecklin school:
"The professor got shipwrecket
I off a tropical isand. As soon as th<
ship struck the old gentleman leap
ed overboard and swam ashore.
"But no sooner was he on dri
land than he turned and plunge<
into the water again, and swan
back to the ship.
"He seized his stout wife in hi.
arms, leaped headlong overboard
and, despite his burden, agair
reached shore in safety.
"There the captain, who had al
ready landed, said to him in ar
" 'Why didn't you save your wif<
the first time?'
" 'Ah,' said the professor, with a
satisfied smile, 'I was bound to sav<
myself first, you know. Self-pres
ervation is nature's highest law.'
Husband With a Good Memory.
"I suppose every woman ha:
times of regret for -the romanti<
1days of her honeymoon," says "
very contented matron, accordinE
to the Washington Post. "Wher
I was first married I felt perfectl
sure that we'd never forget to keel
a single one of our anniversaries
the anniversary of our first meet
ing, of -our engagement, wvas startei
out with so many to keep. The oth
er day somebody asked me wha
year I was married in and I posi
ively couldn't tell till I'd stopped t<
think. I told mny husband about it.
" 'Just imagine my forgetting
what year it was,' I said. 'Can yoi
always remember ?'
" 'Of course I can,' he said. 'I
"This touch of sentiment sur
prised me so that I was on the poin
of saying something very nice in
deed to him, when he went on:
"'The wvay I remember 'it,' h<
said, 'is by the World's Fair. Tha
was in '93-'
Miss Maude Adams has a favor
ite story about a certain "Mis
Johnsing," and an uncertain "Cul
peper Pete," once known to her
The man, says Miss Adams, wat
an unusuallly bashful colored per
~son, and she goes on:.
Pete became enamored of th<
dusky maiden, and not having th
courage to "pop" face to face, call
ed up the house where she worked
and asked for her over the tele
phone. When he got her. on th<
line he- asked:
"Is dat.. Miss John sing?"
"Well Miss Johnsing, I'se got a
most important question to asi,
"Wil you marry me.?
"Ya-as. 'Who is it, please ?"
NOgne to Tare Dog's Place.
A traveler was once passing or
horseback through a backwoods
region where the inhabitants wvere
notoriously shiftless. Arriving
at a dilapidated shant at the noor
hour, he inquired what wvere the
prospects for getting dinner.
The head of the family, who had
been absorbed in "resting" on a log
in front of his dwelling, replied
that he "guessed ma'd hey suthin
Ionto the table putty soon."
Thus encouraged, the traveler dis
mounted. But to his ~chagrin, he
found. the food to be such that he
could not force himself to partake
of it. Making such excuses as he
could for lack of appetite, he hap
pily bethought himself of a kind of
nourishment that he might venture
to take there. He asked for some
milk. ' hymlkay oe
Irawled the head or the house. y;
"The dog's dead-died week afore
"The dog!" cried the traveler. D
"But what has that got to do
"Well," explained theh ost medi
tatively, " the critters don't seem ter
know 'nough ter c'm up ter be milk
ed themselves. The dog he used
ter go 'n 'fetch 'em up."-Youth's
"I have always felt sorry for
Noah," said the large-hearted man.
"I don't see the need of it," said;b
the man of the shrunken sympa- r,
thies. "Look to me as if Noah ot J
off pretty well." .0
"But just think of it. When the s
waters subsided there was not a soul
left for him to ask, 'Now. what did I
11 tell you?'
Some times a canary's coat gets a
a pale, sickly yellow. Give him! d
half an ounce of ground red pepper
such as is used on your table and o
let the bird eat it as he likes. In n
a week he'll turn a beautiful orange 4s
color. Bird lice are troublesome at a
times. A pinch of powdered saffron v
L I put under the wings will drihre away p
the pests. Gravel in the cage every t
day and a dish of tepid waterfor a i1
bath every other day are indispen- t)
sable to the singers health and hap- I
'Now," said the physician who is
noted for his heavy charges, "I'l
must take your temperature".
"All right," responded the patient
in a tone of utter resignation. e
"You've got about everything else a
I own There is no reason why you
shouldn't take that too."-Paris
"You haven't married me just
Sto spite somebody else, have you ?"
she asked, looking anxiously up info!
his honest blue eyes.t
"No, dear," he absentmindedlyt
replied. "I took you for your mon- e
y alone."-Chicago Record Herald
.There is a curious superstition inm
Jamaica that if a death occurs -in
the house all water in it is poisoned
Iat once and must be thrown away,
the reason given being that "death"
cools his "sting" after destroying
life in the first water he finds, and
as no one can tell-death being in
Ivisible-what jar he may choose it
is safest to throw it all away. Care
-ful people to save trouble even carry
all xyater out of the house immedi-2
3ately before a death is expected. p
f"Mviss Deepley does make some
ofthe most inapt quotations," re-b
"Yes ?" queried Newitt. "What,
for instance ?" ec
"Well, last night I remarked that Ia
I always avoided political discus
sion because I didn't want to make -
a fool of myself, and she said, 'One b,
cannot paint the lily or gild refined
"Can you tell me where there is
a good doctor ?"
"Well, there is a dead one downd
in the nextblc.
State of South Carolina,
County of Newberry.
By John C. Wilson, Esq., Probate a
Whereas J. H. Singley hath
made suit to me, to grant him Let- S
ters of Administration of the Es
tate of and effects of G. Melvin
Singley, with will annexed.
These are therefore to cite and
admonish all and singular the kin-p
dred and creditors of the said G.
Melvin Singley, deceased, that they~
be and appear before me, in the
Court of Probate, to be held at
Newberry on Friday, January 19,
next after publication thereof, at
:11 o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Admninistraion should not be
Given under my hand, this 22
ay of December, Anno Domini,
J. C. Wilson,
J. P. N. C.
tate of South Carolina,
County of Newberry.
Court of Common Pleas.
aroline Jones, Plaintiff,
ason Jones, et al. Defendants.
Complaint for Partition.
By virtue of an order of Court
erein, I will sell at public auction
efore the Court House at Newber
y, S. C., on Salesday in February,
906, all that lot or parcel of land,
f which the late Joseph Jones died
-ized and possessed, lying and be
ig in that part of the Town ofi
ewberry, S. C., known as "Gravel
own," and bounded by lands of
uilford Snowden, Dr. James Mc-!
ntosh and the Southern Railway
o., fronting 63 feet on -Street
plat of which will be exhibited on
ay of Sale.
Terms of sale: One half cash and
ne half on a credit of twelve
ionths, with interest from day of
ile with a bond of the purchaser
nd a mortgage of the premises;
rith leave to purchaser to antici-.
ate the payment of the credit por
on in whole or in part. The build
ig on said lot to be insured and
ie policy assigned to the Master.
'he purchaser to pay for papers
nd recording same.
H. H. Rikard,
Master's Office, Jan. ii, 1906.
As to Pensions.
I will be at the auditor's ofieW
ich Saturday in January to receive
pplications for new pensions. OW
ensioners are not required to ap
W. G. Peterson,
Assessment of Real Estate and
ersonal property for year, 1906.
I, or an authorized agent, will be at
e following places named below, for
e purpose of taking returns of real
state and personal property for the,
At Newberry January Ist to 14th.
At Whitmire Monday, January 15. '
At Maybinton Tuesday, January 16.
At Glymphville Wednesday, Jan.17.
At Walton Thursday, January i8.
At Pomaria Friday, January 19.
At Jolly Streer Monday, January 22.
At Little Mountain Tuesday, Jan. 23
At O'Neall Wednesday, January 24.
At St. Luke's Thursday, January 25.
At Prosperity Fri. & Sat. Jan. 26, 27!
At Longshore's Monday, January 291
At Chappells Tuesday, January 30.
And at Newberry until February
>th after which time a penalty of 501
er cent will be added against parties~
tiling to make returns.
.While on the rounds my office will
e open each day for the purpose of
ceiving returns there.
The law requires a tax on all notes,
ortgages and moneys, also an in
yme tax on gross incomes of $2,500
There shall be a capitation tax of
>cens on all dogs, the proceeds to
e expended for school purposes.
Logs not returned for taxation shall
at be held to be property in any of1
ie Courts of this State.
All males ~between the ages of 21
id 6i years except Confedera-te so!
iers, or those persons incapable of
rning a suppor by being maimed;
r from any other cause are liable to!
Real Estate is to he reassessed this
ear. Each tract or lot of land must
e assessed separately, also state to
sessor if you 'have bought or sold
i real estate since last year.
All property must 'be assessed "at
s true value in money" which is con
rued to mean "the sum of money
r which said property under ordi
try circumstances wvould sell for
Don't ask that your property be
ken from books the same as last
tar. All property must be listced on
-oper blank and sworn to.
Name of township and school dis
ict must be given.
W. W. Cromer,
Auditor Newberry County.
For Sale by
THE PACIFIC MUTUAL LIF
Its peculiar LEGAL organizati,
Insurance Company in America. I
the Greatest Gnarantees written in
pany at less cost. Its non-participg
company doing business in this secl
Actual Result of a 21
20 YEAR DIVIDEND
Issued in 1885
Age at Issue, 22 -PER $100
Total Cash )
(Being $137-00 more- than paid in, I
(Being 59-3 per cent of t
Total Paid-up In
What other Compai
Call to see vs. RO1
Officeiover Post Office.
Of the condition of the Exchange Ba
business, December 30, 1905. Publish
Loans and discounts.............$ 79,304 12
Furniture and fixtures......... 3,251 75
Due from Banks........... 11,616 89
Overdrafts ............. .. ....... 46263
Cash and cash items............ 23,505 44
Personally appeared before me M. L.
who swears that the above statement is
Sworn to before me this 30th day of 10
Geo. B. Cromer, Edw. R. Hipp, C. J.
Which we use are withoute
* We believe in PURITY.
* We constantly preach PTL
* We always practice PUR
* PURITY counts, and cou
* Ask your doctor.
14th Car, Mali
And we will make som
Flour until Ist.January,
some red hot prices on
scriptions. We have pl
goods, and are prepare
Come right along and a
will be convinced. Peo
sell the goods at the pr
does it make to you wh
as you get the goods.
Can you get
'E INSURANCE COMPANY
n makes it the STRONGEST Life
t is nearly 40 years old. It gives
the Policies of any Insurance Com
ting rates are LESS than any other
) Payment Lift Policy.
Maturing in 1905
o- Annual Premium, $25.90
iesides twenty years insurance free.)
he total premiums paid.)
iy is doing so well?
3ERT NORRIS, Gen'l Agt.,
Newberry, S. C.
2k of Newberry, S. C., at the close of
,4 in conformity with an Act of the
Capital Stock paid in.. .....$ 31,306.0
Profits less expenses paid.... 25
Banks.... .$1,457 03
Individual.....783,80788--$ 84,764 91
spearman, Cashier of the above ]Wfnk,
correct to the best of his knowlede
M. L. SPEARM-AN, Cashier.
ee F. WRIGHT. [L. S.]
N. P. ofS. C.
~xception the purest grade.
ITY when preparing medi-t
nts for much, in medicines. 6
:ing 1,400 BbIs.
e Christmas prices on~
1906. We will make
goods of most all de
lenty new, nice nobby
d to do the right thing,.
~ive us a look and you
pie say Moseleys can't
ices. What differernce
at people say as tong
~et as much