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GOV. ANSEL'S ADDRESS.
Addressed the General Assembly Up
on a Number of Ques
Govenior Aisel's inaugural address
was as follows:
Gentlemen of the General Assembly
and My Felow Citizens:
In obedience to the will of the peo
ple of this state, as expressed at the
ballot box, I am here today to take
the solemn oath W oflice as governor
of South Carolina, and to assume the
duties of this high and responsible
I am deeply grateful to the people
for this manifestation of their con
fidence, and, when I survey the vast
responsibilities and duties connected
with the same, I realize (leeply my in
ability to fully meet them. Feeling,
however, that I shall have your full
cooperation aid support, and relying
upon your help at all times, I assume
these duties nid responsibilities,
promising to give to them my best
judgment and taleits, and all the
powers with which the great. God has
And, gentlemen of the general as
sembly, while the responsibilities as
sulmed by me are great, yet the same
will of the people has iCalled you to
the perforianee of duties equally im
portant. To my mind, there is no
greater honor that can be bestowed
upon a citizen than that of being a
It has been wisely provided in our
constitution that the government shalt
be divided into three departments:
legislative, executive and jt1dicial. To
Youl is committed the saec(l power of
making the laws under which all the
people shall live and by which they
shall be governed.' lfow great then
is your function and how careful
should you be in enacting wise laws,
beneficial alike t. all our citizens.
Our industral development has been
commensurate with the progressof the
age alld our e(ucational interests have
not lagged behind, yet there are great
things to be done andl great responsi
bilities to be met in tle various (uties
that we owe to our state. Let us
all, therefore, with courage and con
fidence, be true to our oaths of of
fice and strive for all those things
that will elevate and educate our cit
izenship and give that peace and pros
perity to ou1r people that they are
entitled to at ouri hands.
The annual message of Go;v. I-ey
war(d. ma(le to you at this session of
the legislature, gives You full infor
mation of the condition of our public
affairs aiid I desire to congratulate
himI aId the state on the great meas
ire of pr serity that has com o the
state durin. his wise alminsitration.
I feel it my <luty at this time and in
this Invce to call yior attent im
to certaili'lation which I think
nceedil t o be i I. ena -ted at fte present
se'sion of: the le'gislaiture.'
form te hiinorab:ihle (.Ti'e whichl I this
day' assme,c' to dtiscums befotre the
pieoplue ciertaiin measuesiiC toi whlich .
now~ desire to c'all your at tention.
)nr11 st ate 'omist11u lt nun reqires tlifiat
we shall "pro~cvidhe a liberal syste'mi of
free puiblic secools for aill chibcii lb..
tween thce age's ot six a nd t wentyv
one(.'' W\hen we coni sider lie great
o weir a lid<lc llf iicmiee ofi all edilea tedc
peopile aid thalt the st religili and i rcos
perIiof a state depend ult imnately
up on th 1c ilt elflig.emce of thet arera'mge
-'I eiin we enni realIi ze thle indc of the
la mincers cit thcis c 'ra ili' ha w. It, thiere
Pcore. 1 oililoo v. us toi ('iarit such Ilawus
as will fillly carr <ccnit this wisie Iro
visionc cit thec state constitiutcin.
T'hec state inistit ut icins oftl hiher
learniiing. are'c we'l ecqui pp ed and arce do
i agreat wiork ini thme edcaetion cit
1ianiv lit oun' gil'Is alliil boyis. bhit thfese'
for'tunaite' onles are lbut a mi'agre't It)
peri c'ent. cit those5i withiin Ithec sc'li
ai.e: t he ilr 'i90t per c'eiit. ace wholly
dependen(t'ut ifuon thle c'omncic s'cools.
ft is trcie t hat mcany1 (it: thle gi'aded
schools are keplt open hor' iniie monithcs
in thle y'ear by Ih lc i'p of tIhe special
taxes voted uponii themiselves lby the
taxpayeirs of thle part icuilar school
district, but many of? the small schools
iin thle r'ui'aI distriict s arie in session
lint for' three or' foii' months in t.he
year. Re.alizinig that, most of the
children who attend these schools are
r'eceiv'ing from them all the school ad
vantages that they will ever get, are
we doing'our full dluty by them? Are
wethus fittiig them for all of the du
ties of an intelligent citizenship?
We are builditng for the future andl
we should ~see to it that we build
strong amnd wvell. You have no more
imp)ortant matter' that will conme be
fore you, andl I recommend that liber'
al appropriat ions be made for the
I also ask your special ttention to
and consideration of, the establish
rnont of high schools in c nnection
w;th and as a part of the free school
system of our state. Many children
will be ablo to at-tend,the high school
who can not atIend a state college, and
maniy others will be better prepared
for college after having attended the
high school. It is a step in the direc
tion of giving to the boys and girls
better opportunities ih their school
life and for makng them better citiz
One of the most important subjects
that you have before you for consiXer
ation, gentlemen of the general assem
bly, is he liquor question.
The people of the state have spok
en in no uncertain sound, and we can
not mistake their meaning, that the
state dispensary system must be abol
ished and that there must be enacted
in its stead a law providing for local
county option, as between county pro
hibition and county dispensaries.
In making my campaign this past
sunner, one of the principal issues
before the people was the question of
state dispensary or local county op
tion as bet ween county prohibition
and cot(oty dispensaries.
The plank in my platforin upon
that question is as follows:
''I am opposed to the system of a
state dispensary. I am in favor of
local couity optioln, between county
prohibition and county dispensaries.
Let each county say for itself whether
it desires that liquor shall be sold in
that county or that it shall not be
sold therein. This system has been,
and is niow, the law in several of the
states around aiid near us, and it is
regarded with satisfaction, as far as I
have been able to learn. You know
what you had rather have in your
county, and you should, therefore,
have a right to say so, and not let
other counties vote upoi what your
county should have. You manage your
own cointy affairs inl everything else,
why not in this matter'?
"I favor each county voting upon
that question for themselves. If the
vote is for liquor to be sol(, then
let a county dispensary be operated
ill that colilty un1der tle restrictions
now thrown arouind the sale of liquor,
withl such oiler reguIlations as the
le,islattire may deem best. Let the
couinty board of control be apopinted
by the governor and let the board so
appoinfed have charge of t.h whole
matter for that. county, said board to
report. to tihe judge at each term of
the circuit, court for that county for
all of its actings and doings and then
let tlie judge hiand that report to the
grand jury for their inspection and
investigation with such instructions
as lie may thiiik proper. Whatever
profit is iade will go to the county.
Let lie dispensers be paid a salary
aill not a coliilission oin what they
-.cll . I tlie vole is for prohibition,
then al n1111% o hti41r to be Sold in .such
' bliml tigers'ian ot her violations of
thle hiaw, and miake it lie duty of the
miiarsluliis. pol i iiCme anid ot her peace
'ili is to see thalt tis law is enitore
41d, and all violators are bruhllt to
.justice and puniiishien.
"'I would beC glad( if no0 liquiors
weren s dhl as5 a beverage, but thle condi
inIs arle such at this t imue that I be0
liev' Vth iis to0 be the berst way to deal1
withI the quest ion.'
1 stanud uponli thatt pIlatfo rm today,
aind iiurLe that. you enalel ai law abol
ishing~ the state dlispenisary system anid
give to the people of each coiunty tihe
rith t to vote upon thle quest ion of
enim11 ty prohi bitionl or coiuinty dispein
The best way of contIrolling tile sale
of li<pIlor hias beenl agitatinig the minds(1
of thle Imeople of t his counitryW for many
year s; thle saile of it has been declared
an evii lby the highm~ estilut of thle
hui anld the~ question for us no0w is
which is thle biest wvay of conitrolling
it ill this state.
IrThe staite dispensary system wan
adopt ed, and1(, a fter a trvial of 13 years,
ai201 gr lmajtritIy of thle people of the
state have said that they wish it
abol 'i shedr aiid that each 'Olun ty shiall1
lie all owed thle right to say whectiler
they will hlave prohibition or county
The will of the people is supreme,
aind we should head their demands.
Many of you wvere elected upon01 the
same plat form and the matter is now
before youl, gentlemen. It is for you
to say whether the will of the people
shall be carried out or not. Let us
do our duty without fear or favor.
Another matter that I desire to
bring to your attention is tile enact
ment of a law preventing tile opera
tion of' what is know as ''bucket
shops,'' or cotton or stock exchanges.
This is a species of speculation thlat is
taking thousands of dollars fr'om this5
state, is demloraliz/inlg our citizenrs and
is b)rinlging many of them to poverty
The states of North Cnaoina and
eorgia-hiave already prohibited them
from doin: business within their
bounthtries. and we owe it'to ourselves
and to the ood name of the state that
we follow the example so worthily
set us. \ e now have on our statute
books anl avt declaring '1unlawril
contracts for the sale of articles for
future delivery, made under certain
Let us now follow this up with an
act prohibiting any bucket shop 'or
cotton or stock exchange or any other
exchange of like character from doing S
business in this state.
I further wish to call your atten- U
tion to another matter which I con
sider of grave importance at this par
ticular time in our history, and that is p
the enactment of a law providing the
death penalty to any male person
making an assault upon a female
with intent to ravish, granting the
right to the jury trying the case to
fix the punishment at life imprison
ment in the state penitentiary if in
their judgement. the facts warrant a
punishment less than death.
In this day when we read of so
many assaults of this character being
made, it behooves us to wake up to
the situation and make the penalty so
severe that the women of this state
may be protected 'ron this heinous
crime and the perpetrators puiished
so severely that all will be deterred
from committing the same.
I further recomiemnd that an act
be passed providing that in all cases
of rape or assault with intent to rav
ish, the female may be allowed to tes
tify in private, before the judge, in
the presence of the counsel for the
state and defendant and the defend
at himself, and that the testimony so i
aken shall be read to the jury as the
evideice of the said witness on the
trial of the case. This is the law ia
at least one if not more of the states 0
:f the Union, and should be the law in h
this state. V
In this connection, I think it im- a
p)ortant also to ask that you pass an
:ct making it a misdemeanor to post
,ir display in any public place or on
any street or highway indecent pic
lures of females. It is an evil that
has been g'rowing in the last few
Vears. anid one that calls for action on
-)ur part. It is not necessary for me
lo call to your atention the reasons
kvhy this act should be passed; it is
>bvious to all right thinking persons.
I respectfully recommend that a
r BE SOLD AT RETAIL!
Failing to get a satisfactory offer Co
Cor the purchase of my stock in bulk,
[ have turned it over to Mr. Wm. F.
Iwart, my manager, with in-tructions or
to turn it into cash ah soon as it is
possible to (do so. I have TEN is
THOUSAND DOLLARS worth of N
elean merchandise that I propose to R~
ive the consumer the be'cnelit of, at to
aind below MANUFACTURER'S *
DOST. All I can do is to get the fa
money out of it. For the present E.
and until further notice, I will sell
everything in the store at thie close
marked cash prices and give the pur
chaser 20 per cent, cash discount, is
This wvill give my old friends and iv
customers the advantage of making LI
their selections from thislarge.stock of "I
MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS a
that have been bought right and of
the best manufacture without any
profit, and help them save money
in beginning the New Year.
Terms: SPOT CASH. 8<
No membrandum made.
Newberry, S. C., Jan. 2, 190'.
rhe Eyes of the People
The Smith. Co.'S1
'here are reasons for this. The Smith Co. hav
hort time they have sold more goods than n
imply because they have sold better goods for
p-to-date stock of Dry Goods, Shoes, I
'heir motto will be, as kas always been better 1
Wn8 is of No Co
IS OUR AIM i
We make friends of our customeri
Transient trade is all right for a st
the foundation of a business. Th
We sell for prices that attract the
nd our fair and square treatment h
F the statement that "There is no F
ad better try and get along withou
/e have many customers who hav(
nd all will tell you the
BEST PLACE T(
Poets are born, but good husbands
you are look
A woman doesn't greatly object toe
ifessing her age if she doesn't look ents. Reme
One man never sneers at another Pieces, Han
less sie woian is at the I)ottow and other thi
Nwhen you ar
Long Live The King! tbesr tog
the popular cry throughout European'
tmntries; while in America, the cry of
present day is "Long live Dr. King's
sw Discovery, King of Throat and
ng Remedies!" of wvhich Mrs Julia
'der Paine, Truro, Mass., says: "It[8
verl fails to give immediate relief and
quickly cure a cough or cold," Mrs.
the inhabiants of tisa country. Nw
scovery cures wveak lur.gs and sore .__________
roats after all other remedies have
led; and for coughs and colds it's
e only sure cure. Gnaranteed by W.
Peiham & Son, Druggist. 50c. and
,00. Trial bottle free.
0Oppo)rtunlity3 doesn 't bother muen
io take beauty sleeps. e
not necessarily one of perfect form
id feautures. Many a plain woman A N
ho could never serve as an artist's
odel, possesses those rare qualities
at all the wvorld admires: neatness,
ear eyes, clean smooth skin arnd that
~rightliniess of step and action that A
company good health. A phyrsleally e
eak woman is never attractive, not V
ren to herself. -Electric Bitters re
ore weak women, giec strong ner'ves,
'ight eyes, smooth, velvety skin,
>autiIul complexion. Guaranteed at
t. E. Pelham & Son, Druggists 50c. S C RT
Unlless a man has money lie can't'l
hf t e eeetrie.Su pist
A Wonderful Happening. For Savi
Port Byron, N Y., has witnessed one For Bul
the most remarkable enres of healing
rer recorded. Amos F. King, of that For Buyi
lace says: "Bucklen's ArnicaSavn
ared a sore on my leg with Salve IFor Dor
ad suffered over 80 years. I am all ton
ghty-five." Guaraateed to cure al e 3L o
res, by W. E Pelham & Son, Drug
lsts 25c. .'- S C
This is the glorious season when a
nt 's worth of flowvers cost a dol- tWl etem
A Memorable Day.I 'm lU
One of the days we remember wt
easure, as wecll as with profit to our' SE 1jN1 T
ralth, is the one on whiehi we became
qualnted with Dr King'~s New Life
ills, the painless and biliousness, and Office.
sep the bowels right. 26.4. at* W. E
siham & Son's Drpg Store. Cor, Boyce & A
are Turned Towards
rg Goods Store,
e only been In business afhort time. In that
iany old experienced merchants, and why?
less'money. They are now ready with an
-lats and Notions for the year of 1907.
oods for less money than others.
-y, S. C.
nsiderotioq to Us!
3 and customers of our friends.
'perstructure, but steady custom
at's what we have worked for.
most economical housekeepers,
olds them. Doing this we dispose
riendship in Business." A man
t customers than without friends.
traded here for the past 20 years
) TRADE IS AT
3t Bargain Palace.
ing for nice things for Xmas pres
mber, we have a nice line of La
Hand Bags, Collars, BattenberQ
dkerchiefs, Combe, Silk Shawls,
ngs too numerous to mention. So
a out doing your Xmas shopping
ve us a call.
PROSPERITY, S. C.
oves and Furniture, ~
D BEST PRICES.
ts & Sample.
LOAN AND INVESTMENT CO.
xe best Facilities
rg Money at a' Profitab'le Rate of Interest:
:ling by IustalLnent:
owing Money' on Real Estate.
RITY CONTRACT f
And Be Convinced of its ValM
~ans.of your Saving Money and accumulat
that will buy Land or Build a House.
LOAN AND INVESTMENT.
J)AMES N. McCAUGHRIN,
datas Sts., Newberrv. S. C.