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LIQUOR QUESTION PAPLAMOUNIJ
Correspondent of New York Sun De
scribes Condition in Charleston
and in South Carolina.
Editorial Correspondence of the Nov
Charleston, S. C., July 23.-Soutl
Carolina seems to have a unique an<
special situation of its own. In near
ly all the rest of the southern state;
the investigator hears of Bryan as
possibility to be reckoned with-aE
a superstition, as a problem, as ar
anaesthetic. Here nobody consider
him as an unpleasant reminiscence
Democrats are immersed in a quan
dary, no doubti, but there is no ques
tion of Bryan. That shadow has
blown over once for all. It is still con.
ceivable that the leaders of thoughi
and the contrivers of political actior
in this state may eventually abandor
to chance the question of Democratic
leadership for 1906. Having no favor
ite son of their own and perceiving
no candidacy. of special promise in
the immediate neighborhood, it is
quite upon the cards that they will
refer the South Carolina delegation
to the counsels of the National Con
vention and return to a closer con
templation of their local complica
tions, which for the moment are suffi
As a matter of fact, unless atten
tion should be seriously concentrated
upon some acceptable and promising
candidacy within the next few months
the probabilities all are that the na
tural captains of the party will leave
the Democracy at large to look on
for itself. It is not that they feel nc
interest inthematter. On the contrary
they need only the most fleeting
glimpses of a real prospect to arouse
them to instant energy of action. In
the circumstan'ees, however, discern
ing no sign of hope upon the horizon
and having much to engage their soli
tudes at home, they seem likely tc
ignore outside politics altogether
That field at present offers them nc
occupation worthy of their notice.
They see nothing more than a repeti
tion of the futilities and disasters of
the last ten years, and they feel little
inclination to concern themselves in
the details of disaster. Go far as they
can tell just now, it may be the Bry
an banner by default.
Meanwhile-and here lies the true
explanation of- their indifference tc
the national campaign of next year
Charleston is in the throes of the li
quor agitation. The dispensary estab
lishment contrived by Tillman some
years ago has been abolished by law,
and yet it remains. In other words;
the dispensary is no longer obligatory
nor is it a state institution, even
where it survives. Nevertheless, when
ever counties or localities have de
dared against total prohibition the
dispensary remains as the only lawful
medium through which the popular
thirst can be appeased. The idea of
the legislators was to make the liqu
or traffic a source of revenue in such
counties, towns, etc., as might vote
in favor of that traffic, thereby
combining the principle of local op
tion with a provident contribution te
the public exchequer. But the old
prejudice against the dispensary sys
tem has survived the downfall of the
objectionable and~ tryanical features
of that system.
Although communities are now
free to enrich their own treasuries
through liquor or to abstain altogther
from the socalled evil, they seem no
better pleased with the new arrange
ment than they were with the old.
In Charleston particularly the issue
has become acute. Large quantities
of wine, whiskey, beer and all kin3s
of more or less intoxicating liquids
are consumed in this town, and yet
the dispensaries are doing very lit
tle business. The profits which ought
to go into the Charleston strong box,
financing the local government and
to that extent relieving the taxpay
ers, find their way into the pockets
of the illicit dealers almost entirely.
'The stuff is carried into te .en by rail;
by ex'press, by water routes. Hotels;
clubs and saloons purchase thei.r sup
plies in this way, and the legitimat(
sources of distribution are left yi.
tually to silence and the cobwebs.
Of course the explanation is t<
found in the gregarious human in
stinct-man 's preference for the so
eiet.y of his kind and his natural
aversion to carrying- a bottle or a
demijohn of liquor away with himi
for the mere purpose of consuming
it. The framers of the dispensary
law evidently made the mistake oi
supposing tha.t the wicked cared foi
nothing but the liquor itself. They
were not whiskey drinkers themsel
ves or they would never have done
it. Compliance with the law robs
indulgence of its chief charm, con
viviality. It obliterates "the poor
man's club.'' the saloon, and even
in the ease of the reguTarly organized
club obedience is irksome and unlov
ed. Else.where in South Carolina one
tte. The public at lanrge patromiz,
the 1ocal dispensaries., thus swellin
the comnmo purse, and the most ex
elusive of the social oranization
have abandoned their bars in goo<
faith and resorted to the individua
locker system. The arrangement i:
not attractive. It gives to liquo:
drinking a very unpleasant air o:
Nevertheless, Charleston stand
alone in a persistent and uncomprom
mising at.agonism. Elsewhere the:
have adjusted themselves to the re
quirements of strict observance an<
are trying to.do it gracefully. All o:
which accounts for the steadily grow
ing hostility of the rest of the stato
.toward Charleston. The little foxes
having cut off their tails, want t<
see the big fox divested also, and thu!
it happens that South Carolina findi
itself confronted by a crisis of fai
more imminent poignancy than thai
of the national campaign of 1908
while Charleston especially is threat
ened with disaster. Isolated from thE
sympathies of all other communities
and doomed to appalling domestic
agitation in the event of any serious
effort b the local authorities to exe
cute a thoroughly detested law, Char
I, ston is a legitimate object of com
1 assion at this moment.
The peop', of the staite at large
are clamoring for an enforcement of
the law. The sentiment of the bettei
class here is rapidly crystallizing tc
the same effect. The mayor hesitates
to proceed against the big and power
ful -ffenders, chief among whom ru
mor p )la (a foreign citizen. the Ital
i'll concul at tis port, while on the
other band he knows that to pass
them by and pounce upon the "smal]
fry'' will be to invite failure and a!
the same time to make himself ridi
Thus tragedy stalks abroad ir
South Carolina, and all the folk with
in its boundaries are lost in anxiou;
contemplation. Is Charleston to b(
disciplined, or shall ot coutine to reve]
in wide open conviviality while Co
lumb I and other law-abding com
munities content themselves with th(
saddening accessories of strict com
pliance? Everywhere in the interio2
they hear from returning traveller!
of the festal saloons and the hilar
iously elastic clubs of the metropol
is, and they gaze upon their owi
cheerless dispensaries and forbidding
lockers with a gloomy and resentful
What is Bryan to them at such a
time as this?! Even if the Hon. B. R
Tillman ,were still a reverent disciple
of the Nebraska prophet they would
take but a languid interest in an is
sue so academic, a greatness so re
mote. As it happens, however, Till.
man no longer worshi,ps -at the shrine
of 1896, neither does he find wisdon
or authority in that once compellii
oracle. It is pretty generally under
stood that Bryan's government own
ership dogma has completed Tillman 's
disenchantmen.t. So the wool hats
and the hill billies leave things to
their chieftain; the others who have
never accepted Bryan patiently main.
tain an open if just now an inatten
tive mind. All South Carolina, in
fact, is waiting for a summons and a
CAPITOL TO BE PAINTED.
Plans For Retouching Walls Carried
Out.-The Contract is Award
Within the next few months the
dirty walls in the state capitol will
be cleaned and in the senate, the
house of representatives, the state li
brary and the corridors on the lower
floor things will look fresh and bright
with coati.ngs of oil.
At a recent meeting of the state
house commission it was decided tc
award,to Maj. Chas. Newnham of this
city the contract for painting the in
terior of the building, the bid being
$3.750 and the work has commenced
A force has started on the corri
dors on the first floor, the first coat
ing being white. This is over the dali
red brick color that has heretoforE
darkened the entire floor and mad'
it difficult for the visitors on enter
ing to avoid any obstructions in the
corridors. The dead white colo1 wil
not remain and will be slightly dark
ened, but the painting on the uppei
floor will help very much in carrying
out the plans of the commission..
It has been decided to paint the
house of representatives with a greer
coating, blending near the top of thE
walls with cream. There will be
number of decorated panels and
freizes and the woodwork will be fin.
ished in mahogany colors.
In the senate the color scheme will
be maroon, lightened near the ceiling
with g'reen and cream tones and the
fur'niture. will be finished in old
The library walls will be finished in
3 71vei a coalig of manlinm et,hiw
that will aid much to the attractive
- ness of that section of the capitol.
3 The lobby will have as its base a butf
1 color with a very light ceiling effect.
1 made principally to light up the corri
3 dors on the first floor.
r The commission has considered a
f number of plans submitted for this
work and the ideas suggested by Maj.
3 Newnham came within the appropria
tion and solved the difficulties of
lighting the lower floors.
- The commission has decided that
I the building must be kept clean. On
r all sides on the lower floors the beau
- tiful granite columns are marked with
a tobacco. stains and the conditions on
the second floor are nearly as bad.
The rules of heal.th and cleanliness
demand that this be stopped and spe
cial attention will be paid to this as
soon as the work is completed. In
the meantime the reinforcement of
the ceilings in the house of represen
tatives is nearly through and the
same work will be done in the library
and senate when the former has been
WH ERVAS Sarah W. Calmes, as
Guardian kor James F. Calmes, John
Wise Calmes and F. N. Calmes, min
ors, has filed her Petition in this
Court asking to be allowed to account
for her actings and doings as Guar
dian for said minors and that she be
disehar.-ed as such Guardian.
NOW THEREFORfE notiep is -
en lo tie creditors of said minors
and all other persons interehed ih;t
a hearing on said petition will be had
by the undersigned on Wednesday,
August 21st. 1907, at eleven o'clock
F. M. Schumpert,
Probate Judge for Newberry County.
July 19th, 1907.
& RHEUMASM 5
Jamestown Exposition, Norfolk, Va.
For the above occasion the Char
leston and Western Carolinia railway
will sell cheap round trip tickets..For
rates, etc., see ticket agent or *rite
G. P. A., Augusta, Ga.
Via Southern Railway. Jamestown
Ter-Centennial Exposition, Norfolk,
On account of the above occasion
the following instructions will gov
ern the sale of round trip 'tickets to
Norfolk, Va. from Ntwberry, S. C.
Season ticket-$19.55. This ticket
will be sold -daily April 19th to and
-including November 30th, 1907, final
date to leave Norflok returning De
cember 15th, 1907.
60 day ticket-$16.30. This ticket
will be sold daily April 19th to and
including November 30th, 1907, final
date to leave Norfolk returning six
ty (60) days from aate of sale and
not lated than december 15th, 1907.
Fifteen day tieket--$14.30. This
ticket iwll be sold daily April 19th
to and including November 30th,
1907, final date to leave Norfolk re
turning fifteen (15) days from date
Coach Excusion ticket-$.55. This
ticket is not god in sleeping, Pull
man, or Parlor cars, and will be sold
on Tuesday of each week during per
iod of the exposition, final date to
leave Norfolk returning ten (10)
days from date of sale.
For routes, stop-overs, etc., write
or call on us.
is your best friend or your worst
-enemy. Active it's your friend.
Torpid it's your enemy, arnd its
army is Consipation, Biliousnesa
Sicke Headache, etc.
m'akeactive, strong and healthy
livers, preventing and relieving
'Complete Treatment 253..
W. G. Mayes & Prosperity Drug Co.
and getyourmoney back if not satisfied.
Sample tube and Booklet by mail ioc.
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAE
Schedule in effect June 9th, 1907.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L.) 12:46 p. n
Ar. Laurens 1:52 p. n
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:15 p. n
Ar. Greenville 3:40 p. n
Lv. Laurens 1:58 p. n
Ar. Spartanburg 3:30 p. n
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3:40 p. n
Ar. Hendersonville 6:25 p. n
Ar. Asheville 7:30 p. u
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. u
Ar. Greenwood 2:56 p. rr
Ar. McCormick 3:55 p. ir
Ar. Augusta 5:40 p. ir
Pullman Chair Cars between Au
gusta, *Laurens and Ashevillp, tri
weekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays
Thursday and Saturdays ;leave Ashe
vile Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as wea as eonnections witl
other companies, are given as infor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Cen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
Greenville, S. C.
Symptoms. sour stomach;
nasty taste in mouth, sick
headache, sallow complex
ion, the world your -eriemy.
Cause. Constipation, inact
ive liver, overflow of bile
into the system.
Relief. Treatment for two
nights before retiring with
AxD TONIC PZLETS
well and Nature'1 do the rest.
Enire Tsrtment 25 Ct.
that while we SE
is always first Ci
of shoes for 75
it must be the b
ey will buy..
New Lawns, E
Just received, 50 pieces colored
2c. at special for Saturday and M
5 pieces Brown Linen at roc. yd
10 pieces Brown Linen worth 2c
3 pieces Brown Linen worth 25(
wide at 20c. yd.
Sheets, Pillow Cases, White1
40 doz. hem stitched Sheets, fi
$.oo. at special 75c. each.
125 doz. Pillow Cases worth 129
6 pairs for $1.oo.
Light and dark Percales for
Waists, etc., cheaper than youc
At cost, for reason, our store root
to carry any goods from one seaso
We will sell all spring and summe>
low cut Shoes at or about first cos
25 doz. Coat Shirts worth 75c.
special 49C. the Shirt. By the doz
All $1.oo Shirts at 85c. each.
Undershirts from 25c. up.
5 gross Men's Washable Ties at
If you will pay
I have an exce
one can put it o
Sapolin Floor P<
Wire Screen Eni
Try a 10 cent ca
MO es' I
RE the most enthuc
cates of fine chew
that is why we mal
A.VD BARS" th
tobacco that can be produce
old, ripe and mellow leaf.
lovers of a real, genuine, g
This tobacco is like the elect'
the flag for Southern right.
11 goods very che
nsidered with us
cents or a pair of
est pair that that
tc. I Fail
Muslin worth We a-e ag
onday, 9C. yd. Shoes on the
>c.. at special $1.75 a lead(
.full 30 iu. - Ladies' co
. ' worth $2.~o,
Quilts, Etc, will ast anl
1l size worth We also han
'c. at special your fall Sh<
~We are al:
Shirts, Shirt Ribbon Shoe
:an buy them Shoes for C1
Men, the I
e Ladies and (
hing! and $3.5o Si
2 s too small tory made S:
n to another. All low ct.
Clothing and 1986 pairs
tthan you cai
and $1.oo. at 427 Ladies
$575. 98C. each to
7 bolts 25<
special 5~ for ' Coats' Sp<
8 balls goC
store sells goods
for goods and
1ilt for less. Cheapest i
lent Polish. Any
a very finest
d. - Made of
A boon to .
ood tobacco. ! B
ap, that quality
. If it is a pair
shoes for $5.00
amount of mon
Shoes Coming In.
ents for six of the best factory made
rs Dean's second Brogans, worth
r at $1.25 the pair. These were.
lys ago, but haven't come in yet.
arse or work Shoes, niade by Wolf
ibus. Ohio. Every pair guaranteed,
special $1.98 the pair. One pair
eason, cheaper than two $1-50 pairs.
lle this line in ~Boys', Misses and ~
Look at this line before you buy
o agents for the Buster Brown Blue
s for Boys and Girls, G. H. Gerber's
idren, T. B. Barry's finer Shoes for
~rown Shoe Co.'s Shoes for Men,
~hildren, John Michel's special $3.00
oes for Men. We handle only fac
Loes and sell them for less.
t Shoes and Oxfords at cost.
Men's Odd Pants to close at less
1 buy thenm elsewhere.
' Skirts in all the new cloths from
.Matting left, to close at $55 the
01 cotton 5c. spool.
d Sewing Cotton for 5c
Sfor cash on y