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PROHIBITION LAW UNLIKELY.
Opinion of Columbia 'Correspondent
News and Courier, who Quotes
In view of the recent prediebions
that the next legislature would pass
a ge:ieral prohibition Iar- for the en
-tire state, the following article by
Mr. James Hoyt. Columbia corres
pondent of the News and Courier. is
It has been frequently and freely
predicted that- the general assembly
which convenes next month will pass
a state prohibition bill. It is dif
ficult. whatever one's views and pre
dilections, to see how this prediction
is arrived at.
Mr. Nash will push his prohibition
bill, and in the house Mr. Richards.
Mr. D. L. Smith and others will per
haps support it. Senator Talbert's
three bills providing for prohibition
can be taken from the table, and
Senators Carlisle, Otis and others
may join the Edgefidld Senator in
But what is the record of the pres
ent general assembly?
Au examination of the journal of
each house may give interesting re
Tn the house the state dispensary
forces joined with certain prohibi
tionists in an effort to pass a prohibi
tion bili so as to cut off the Carey
,Cothran local option bill. This pro
hibition bill. pr-sented by Mr. D. L.
Smith, of Colleton, provel to be a
bill strikingly similar to the bill of
Mr. Nash. but Mr. Nash. believing
it unwise to take chances on not kill
inn the state lispensary played Abra
ham to his bill's Isaac. and threw his
vot voice and influenne to secure
pass:>a of the Carey-C-;thran bill.
T-he first decisive vote in the house
on this question was on the motion
to adopt D. L. Smith's substitute as
Yeas-Ayer. Bailey. Bethune,
Boyd, T. S. Brice, Cannon, Carson,
carwile, Culler, Derham. Dick, Din
gle. Dixon. J. B. Dodd, Douglass,
Epps. Epting, Garrij. Gary, J. P.
Gibson. Glasseock. GoodWin, Gyles,
Harmon. Harris. Hinton, Hughes.
Hydrick. Jones. Kirven. Lane. Les
ter. Leitner, Little. MeColl. Me
Keown. Miley. Morreil, Reaves, Rich
ards. Robinson. Sawyer. Scruggs,
Sharpe. Slaughter, D. L. Smith, J. E.
Smith. Stillwell. Stubbs. Tatum,
Tompkin;. Wingard. Woods. Wyche.
Nays--Speaker Whaley. Arnold,
Auli, Ballentine, Banks, Beatt:ie,
Brantley, A. G. Brice, Bryan, Carey,
Ca.rrigan, Clary, Cli,nkseales, Cos
grove, Corthran. Courtney. Cox,
Croft. Devore. Doar. J. H. Dodd,
* Dowling, Fraser. Frost, Gause, W.
J. Gibson, Greer. Hall. Harley. Har
rison. Hemphill, Johnstone, K-elia
han. Kershaw. Lawson, Legare. Me
Arthur. McMaster. Mann. Marshall.
Miller. Nash. Nesbit, Ni.ehols. Nich
olson. Niver. Parker. Patterson.
Riehardson. Rucker, Saye, Scarbor
oneh. Sellers. Phiop. K. P. Smith.
Spivey. Thomla;. Todd. VTanderhorst
Verner. Von Kolnitz, Wade, Walker.
Wallae WI e. Wkggins, Wimber
The only absentee on this roll call
was Mr. Norton, of Marion, and he
On Another Motion.
Another important vote was 'on Mr.
Rtichards 's motion to indefinitely
postpone the OarayaCothran bill, as
Yeas-Ayer. Bailey, Bethune.
Brantlev, T. S. Brice, Canhon, c-ar
-son, Carwile, Culler, Derham, Dick,
Dingle. Dixon, Douglass, Epps, Ept
ang, Garris, Gary, Glasseoek Good
.win. Gyles, Harris. Hin.ton, Hughes,
flydriek, Jones, K-irven, Lane, Les
ter, Little, MoColl, Miley, Richards,
Robinson, Sawyer, Seruggs, Sh-arpe,
Slaughter; D. L. Smith. J. E. Smith,
Stillwell. S4ubbs. Tatum. Tompkins.
Wingard, Woods, Wyche, Yeldell
Nays-Speaker Whaley, Arnold,
Auli. Ballentine, Banks. Beattie. A.
(G. Brice, Bryan, Carey. Carrigan.
Clary. Clinksecales, Cosgrove, Coth
ran. Courtney, Cox, Croft; Devore,
Doar, J. B. Dodd, J. H. Dodd. Dowl
ing, Fraser, Frost, Gause, J. P. Gib
son, W. J. Gibson. Greer, Hall, Har
ley, Harmon, Harrison, Hemphili,
Johnstone, Kellahan, Kershaw,
Lawson, Legare, McArthur, Mc
Keown-, MeMaster, Mann, Marshall,
-Miler. Morrell, Nash, Nesbit, Nich
ols. Nicholson, Niver, Parker, Pat
terson. Reaves, Richard-son, R'ucker,
Saye, Scarborough, Sellers. Shipp, K.
P. Smith, Spivey, Thomas, Todd,
Va .>-rst, Vernrer, Von Kolnitz,
-Wade. Walker, Wallace, White, Wig
gins, Wimberly, Youmans--73.
On the Purification Bill.
On Mr. Rueker's motion to table
man bill to purify the state dispen
V :i - peakeir Wial ev. Arnold.
.\nil. Iiie. A. (T. Brice, Bryan,
('Irev. (ar ri.an. ('Jary, Clinksea1,
i'obtran. ('ourtil y. Cox, Croft. J. B.
Dodd. .i. II. Dodd, Douwling, Fraser,
DFrost. Gause, J. P. Gibson, W. J.
1 Gibson, Goodwin, Greer, Hall; Har
ley. Harrison. Hemphili, Johnstone,
Keliahan. Kershaw, Lawson. Le
gare. McArthur. McKeown, McMas
ter, Mann, Marshall, Morrell, Nash,
Nesbitt. Nichols, Nicholson, Niver,
Parker, Patterson, Reaves, Richard
son. Rucker, Saye, Scarborough, Sel
lers. Shipp, K. P. Smith, Spivey,
Thomas. Todd. Vandenhorst. Verner,
Von Koinitz, Wade. Wallace, White,
Nays-Ayer, Bailey, Ballentine,
Banks, Bethune, Boyd, Brantley, T.
S. Brice, Cannon, Carson, Carwile,
Cosgrove, Culler, Derham, Devore,
Dick, Dingle, Doar, Douglass, Epps,:
Epting, Garris, Gary, Glasseock, Gy
les, Harman, Harris, Hinton, Hughes,
Hydrike, Jones, Kirven, Lane, Lester,
Leitner, Little, MoColl, Miley, Rich
ards, Robinson, Sawyer, Scruggs,
Sharpe, Slaughter, D. L. Smith, J. E.
Smith, Stillwell, Tatum, Tompkins,,
Wimberlv. Wingard, Woods, Wyche 1
There is a difference of four votes
in the vote on the motion to kill (in
definiteiy postpone) the Carey-Coth- 4
ran bill, and the motion to kill (lay
on table) the Richards bill. The vote
73 to 49 on the Oarey-Cothran bill
and 67 to 53 on the Richards bill.
The difference was made by the foi
lowing: Dixon voted against the
Carey-Cothran bill, but did not vote
on the Richards bill; Stubns 3= the
same. Goodwin and k eldei votea
against both bills. Miller voted for
the Carey-Cothran bili, but did not t
vote on the Richards bill. Ballen
tine. Banks. Cosgrove, Devore, Doar,
Harman, and Wimberly voted for I
both bills (doubtless for parliamen
tary reasons.) Boyd did not vote on
the Carey-Cothran bill and voted for
the Richards bill. (When it is said a
member did not vote it is meant that
he is not recorded in the journal as
voting; he may have been absen at
one roll call and present at the nert.)
The members who have died or re
si,ned since the 1907 session are re
corded as follows:
M1r. Epting voted for the Smith
prohibitAion bill; voted against the
Carey-Cothran bill; voted for the
Riehards purification bill. He is suc
ceeded in the house by Mr. W. B.
IMr. McArthiur voted against the
Smith bill; for the Carey-Oothran
bill, and against the Richards bill.
'His successor has not -been elected.
Mr. Marshall, who resigned, voted
against the Smith bill, for the Carey-!
Cohran bill and against the Rich-|
ards 'f1. He is succeeded by Mr.I
Mr. White voted against the Smith|
bill; for the Carey-Cothran bill and'
a2ainst the Richards bill. He is
.uceeded by Mr. Major.
IAn Analysis of the Vote.
Take those who voted for the Smith
bill, which was used as a tactical
Messrs. Ayer'. of Florence; Bailey,
of B'eaufort; Brice, of Fairfield; Car
son, of Orangeburg; Carwile, of Ab
beville; Culler, of Orangeburg; Dick,
of Sumter; Dixon. of Fairfield; Gar
ris, of Bamberg; Gary of Abbevilie;
Harmon. of Richland; Harris, of
Lee; Hydrick. of Orangebrug; L'ait- I
ner, of Fairfield; McKeown, of Ches
ter; Miley, of Bamberg: Sawyer, of
Georgetown; Sharpe, of Lexington;
Stillwell, of Abbsville; Stubbs, of -
Sumter; Tat'um, of Lee; Tompkins, y
of Richland, and Wingard, of Lex
ington, come from counties which not
only are not prohibition, but in which
the. county dispensary system bag
proved. to. be. financiaily successful
and generally popular. Unless they I
vote for prohibition that column loses]
23 of its 55 votes, leaving but 32 to
start the fight on. That is jus-t half]
enough; 63 is the number needed. ]
IOn the other hand, some avowed
prohibitionists (for instance, Mr.
Nash,) voted against the Smith bill.
As prohibitionists who took t.his posi
tion may be counted the following:
J1. H. Dodd. of Spartanburg; W. J.
Gibson. of Spartanburg; McArthur,
(deceased,) of Cherokee; Mann, of
Oconee; Nash. of Spartanbrug; Nes
bit, of Greenville: Verner. of Oconee;
Walker, of Spartanburg: Arnold, of
Spartanburg--9 in all. Give the pro
hibition column (from those who op
posed the Smith bill) one additional
from Cherokee, two from Darlington,
three from Anderson. one from Edge
field. one additional from Greenwood,
one from York, one from Marion, and
this would add ten more, making 19|
in all taken from the anti-prohibition
column to be added to the 32 Simon
pure prohibition votes cast for the
Smith bill, and we will hiav~e a total
Figure it another way. The prohi-(
ms :i r'rSi'tativcs; Greenwvool.
vhieli has 3; Oconee. which has 2 :
P)ickens, w::h 1I I:la- 2: (renvil.'.
silh1 has 5;,nrsn whfichl has 5;:
"pa tanhurg, which has (G: Union,
,:hich has 2; York, which has 4; Sa- I
.uda, which has 2; Newberry, which
ias 3: Marion. which has 3; Lancas
ter, which has 2; Horry, which has 2;
Edgefield, which has 2; Ch"erokee,
rlhich has 2; Darlington, which has
To sum up, seventeen counties now
2ave no dispensaries and fifteen of
he seventeen "went dry" under lo
a1 option. These seventeen have all
:old 51 votes in the house.
But Marlboro has three already
fouated for the Smith bill.
Greenwood has one counted for the
smith bill and another conceded as
>ossible, leaving only one to be gain
Oconee has two conceded.
Pickens cannot be expeeted tVo give
t vote for state prohibition.
Greenville will likely stand by Mr.
othran's law. but one vote is con
eded to a prohibition bill from
ireenville and counted in the proba
Anderson cannot at best give more
'han three for a prohibition bill, and
,hat number is conceded above and
!ounted in the probable 19.
.Spa,tanburg'-s five out of six are
>onceded and counted in the 19.
Union may give one.
York concedes one out of four.
Saluda may give two.
Newberry already has one in the
>riginai 32 and will hardly give an
iter for state prohibition.
Marion already has one in the 32
ind may give one additional.
Lancaster's two are in the 32.
Horry has one in the 32 and will
iardly give another.
Edgaefield concedes o:ie in the pos
Cherokee has two conceded in the
Darlington has one in the original
2 and one conee'ded in the possible
9. Only one can be gained. (1)
How many then are to be gained
rom these 17 prohibition counties?
Darlington .. .. .. .. ..1
M arion ...... ...... ..I
.Saluda ... ... .........2
Union .. ... ..... ....1
Greenwood...... ..... .1
Total ... ........ ....6 .
Adding these six to the 57 already,
Buy Your Chri
They are Hea
~AS WANTS THIS YEAR BET
~ER T'HAN EVER. IF YOU MAKE
OUR BILL WITH US WE WILL
bELL YOU LONDON LAYER RAI
SINS TEN CENTS POUND. WE
!AVE A NICE LINE OF CAKE
SURIIT SEEDED RAISINS FIF
DEEN CENTS POUND, TWO LBS..
NR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS, CIT-'
1N TWENTY CENTS LB, CUR
1ANTS FIFTEEN CENTS, TWO
?OUND)S FOR TWENTY-FIVE
ENTS. FLAVORING OF ALL
BRAZIL NUTS, ENGLISH WAL
UTS, AND NUTS OF ALL
APPLES BY THE CARLOAD.
BANANAS BY THE BUNCH, LEM
)NS, ORANGES AND FRUIT OF
944 Main Street.
N e wber i
i : :yi 1 enn b)'ven by a il)
[':'a! ('' iiil i.' Vf illlt:'ll W 1 tu
proh.1;i ii bill. That is six short of
If the 55 votes east for the D. L.
smi,th bill could be retained for that
measnre and the nine members rated
as prohibitionists but who voted
a,a.inst the Smith bill should now
support it, the Nash-Smith bill could
be passed, having a total of 64, or
one more than a majority. But will
the 55 sti-ek? There's the rub.
The Senate's Position.
In .the senate the only straight
vote on the liquor question was had
on the Carey-)othran bill, whieh
had passed the house. This vote on
the bill's passage to third reading
was reached on Saturday, February
. 1907. and is recorded on page 442
of the permanent journal, as fol
Yeas-(for the bill:) Appelt, Bat
as, Bivens, Brice, Brooks, Carlisle,
Carpenter. Croueh, Graydon, Hardin,
Eavnes. Holliday. Mauldin, McGow
an. Otts. Sinkler. Smith. Sullivan,
Talbert. Toole, Williams-21.
Nays-(against the bill:) Black,
Blease, Clifton, Earle, Efird, Hough,
Johnson, Kelly, Laney, Raysor, Rog
rs, Stackhouse, Walker, Wells, Wes
Senator McKeithan. for, was pair
?d with Senator Townsend. no.
Senator Christensen. aye, was
)aired with Senator Griffin, no.
Senator Bass, aye, was absent, and
So that t-he eenate stood as fol
For the local option biil .. ....24
For the state dispen=arv .. ....17
Total ....... .... .... ......41
Of the 24 favoring local option,
:he following represent counties
v'hich have obtained prohibition
chrough local option election under
he Brie:e law:.
Brice, of York; Carlisle, of Spar
.anburg; Carpenter, of Pickens;
"rouch. of Saluda; Holliday, of Hor
ry; Mauldin. of Greenville; Otts, of
_herokee; Sullivan, of Anderson;
ralbert,- of Edgefield; Williams, of
ancaster; MKeithan, of Darling
Of the 24 favoring local option,
(Continued on page. five.)
DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS!
)F ALL KINDS, CHINA, KID,
WiAX, AN]) RAG DOLLS. RANGE
[N PRICES FROM FIVE CENTS
PO) TWO DOLTLARS.
TOYS OF EVERY DESORIP
PON. HORNS, WAGONS, TOY
KONKEYS, ALBUMhS, BIRDS, BA
BY RATTLERS ANI) A WORLD
FIRE WORKS WHICH WE
WILL SELL WHOLESALE AND
RETIL. ROMAN CANDLES,
FOUR BALLS TO TWENTY-FIVE
BALLS, FIRE CRACKERS, SA
LUTES, FIVE AND TEN CENT
PACKAGES, JAP TORPEDOES
OF ALL KINDS. DO NOT FOR
TET TO BUY YOUR FIREWORKS
FROM THE SMITH 00.
OANDY OF ALL KIiNDS. WE
RAVE A LARGE LINE OF POP
STICKS AND CAPS TO POP IN
-v. S C
In o der to reduc
change, will close <
Clothing, Shoes, H
Crockery at New i
Sale is on and la;
C. 6. BARRIE
Our 36th car of that Choice '
arrived, making 4,005 bbls., an
Best Patent................ .... ....
Best Half Patent....... .....
Every Barrel Gi
Choice Grits ..............
For 'Christmas Presen~
We are making some cut prices1
ad as a special inducement will m
1 0 Cents on tl
n following goods, goods all marke
tion or misleading. -This is to last
1908, and to be carried out to the]1
Al1l Ladies' Hats, Feathers
Dress Goods, Flannels, all Men
ouths' and Boys' Clothing, la
Blankets, Men's Pants Goods,!
isses' Shoes, Trunks, Valises
adies' and Misses Jackets, Laj
ng Machines. This makes c
he extremely low price of $22
ic for $22.50 and is certainly be
We have an abundance of cho1ce
ents, and to reduce them are ma
all along the line. Yours truly
5 Years and 14
Our growth has been steat
We have paid interest pror
Our interest is Four per ce
We pay interest computec
Our DIrectors are well knc
Our efforts are to please ci
We take the public into ou
Our patrons embrace men,
We make few large loans, p
We are -progressive and ac
The Bank of I
Dr. Ceo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Dr.
J. F. Browne, CashIer. - J..a
:e stock for the
ut Dry Goods,
ats, Caps and
ts to 1st Janu
, S. C.
[ennessee Flour has just
d while it lasts goes for
........ ....... ... $5.50 bbl.
.... ... ........ $5.25 ".
........................ 90c. bu.
to suit the "Panicky" times,
ake aclean cut of
d in plain figures, no decep
until 1st day of January,
etter. pand includes
and Velvets, all Wo O
's Hats and Caps, Men's,
Lugs and Art Squares,
> Robes, Domestic Sew-/
ur $30.00 Machine for
.00, our $25.00 Domes
st price in United States.
goods in all of our depart
king some inviting prices
women and children.
referring the small.
J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
A. Counts, Asst. Cashr.