Newspaper Page Text
l 1u. 1Lmu1 ". un "1 1 ".. .
PI' OHIBITION LAW UNLIKELY.
(Continued from paZg two.)
the following represent counties in
which the county dispensary system
is now apparently giving satisfaction:
Appelt, of Clarendon; Bates, of
Barnweli: Bivens, of Dorchester;
Graydon, of Abbeville; Hardin, of
Chester; Haynes, (deceased), of
Berkeley; McGowan, of Laurens;
.Sinkler, of Charleston; Smith, of
Hampton; Christensen, of Beau
fort-10. (iSenator Toole, of Aiken,
could be included here, but for the
dissatisfaction recently caused in
Aiken by opening a dispensary at
North Augusta.) Is there any rea
son why any of these 10 should now
favor state prohibition in preference
to the existing system?
Senators McGowan, of Laurens,
and Bass, of Williamsburg, both of
whom favored the iocal option law,
represent counties in which th? dis
pensary lost in Brice law elections,
which elections were declared ille
gal, and the dispensaries remain
Of those who opposed the Carey
Cothran bill, the following represent
counties in which the people had se
cured prohibition by local option:
Blease, of Newberry; Earle, of
Oconee; Stackhouse, of Marion, and
Townsend, of Union.
Of the 17 who opposed the passage
of th3 Carey-Cothran bill the fol
lowing represent counties in which
the county dispensaries are now be
ing operated, to all appearances, with
Black, of Bamberg; Clifton, of
Sumter; Efird, of Lexington; John
son, df Fairfield; Kelley, of Lee;
Raysor, of Orangeburg; Walker, of
Georgetown; Wells, (resigned,) of
Florence; Weston, of Richland, afld
Griffin, of Colleton-10.
Is there any reason why any of
these 10 should now favor state pro
hibition in preference to the existing
system? Senator Wells's successor,
Mr. Gibson, is understood to be a
prohibitionist, but not necessarily
oposed to local option.
. TherP are two original prohibition
counties. never having had a dispen
sary - Marlboro and Greenwood.
Senator Rogers, of Marlboro, voted
against the Carey-Cotihran bil], and
Senator Brooks, of Greenwood, for
Senator Hough, of Kershaw, op
posed the Carey-Cothran bill, but
since its enactment he has squarely
opposed prohibition in his county
Sand favored retention of the present
systemi. The election in Kershaw
went against the .dispensary, but has
been declared illegal.
Senator Laney, of Ch:esterfield,
opposedl the Carey-Cothran bill, but
his county has since voted out the
dispensary, and the election is being
Let us more definitely analfze the
vote against the Carey-CDothranl bill:
(a) Counties in which the new sys
.tem is popular........ .---10
(b) Counties in which prohibition
is secured already .......---4
Mariboro .... ..----.---.------1
Kershaw and Chesterfield .......2
The vote for the Carey-Cothran
(ef) Counties in which~ prohibition
is in effect..........---.--11
(d) Counties in which the new sys
tem is popular ..... ...-.-..10
Aiken .... .....-..----------.1
Greenwood .... .....-----.-----1
Of the counties marked (e) the
~following senators, if~ no others, are
inclined to state prohibition:
Spartanbr-g, Ch\erokee, Anderson
The reader is at liberty to draw
his own inferences from the record.
The writer cannot s-ee much round
to expect a state prohibition bill to
pass either the house or the senate;
the record is against it.
Why Thirteen Is Unlucky.
It is usually stated that the super
sti-tious obpection to sitting thirteen
at a table in Christian counries was
based on tihe fact of the last supper.
when Christ and His twelve disciples
sat dov'n to eat together, immediate
ly before the Savious was seized by
But in the Norse mythology, which
is supposed to antedate the introduc
tion of Christianity among the north
men, we find the superstition refer
red to the faet that at a banquet of
the gods, Loki the spirit of mischief,
intruded himself, making thirteen at
the table. wherefore there was a
ight, and Balbour. a young hero es
eelally loved by all the gods, was
iiled. -For the fact i.3 the objetion
this number seems to have existed
eu~ before Christianityv. Among
e Turks the number is so dislik
cd ;1;d A are lilat it 1 fl(Cr eVel
llanled1 with the Aztees. tile abori
g0ine ut Mexico. it was believed to
have magic power. and like a fancy
has been found in other Indian trib
Among the ignorant blacks of the
south the fear of this number in
any connection is actually absurd,
but whether they have borrowed this
idea from their imperfect knowledge
of the Christianity, or whether it is
a survival of the Voodoo worship of
Jthe ancestors, it is impossible to
say, for the superstition has a strong
hold everywhere, even among those
who should know better than to be
swayed by it. In Italy it is never
used in making up the :Lumbers of
the favorite lotteries, and in Paris it
is omitted in numbering the houses
on the streets.-The Housekeepsr.
A Pudding In a Museum.
A British volunteer has had the
hardihood to make the following con
fession. He says:
"'Some time ago I spent a week
with a. garrison battery in a south
coast fort. On the last day tire ser
geants sat down to an exceptionally
fine dinner, the crowning glory of
which was a large plum pudding.. -I
had. the pudding two days before,
had it boiled, and now, reheated, it
made its appearance amid the wel
come s',ats of my brothgr warriors;
and I naturally felt .a bit proud of
it, for I hadn't been a ship's cook
"'Seems mighty hard,' remark
ed the sergeant major, as he violent
ly tried to stick his fork into it.
'Have you boiled us a cannon ball,
'Or the regimental football?'
"'Where did you get the flour
from?' questioned Sergt. Smith.
" 'Where from?' I retorted. 'From
store No. 5. of course.'
"'You did!' roared the quarter
master sergent. 'Then you've made
the pudding with Portland cement."
And' so it proved. The pudding
is now preserved in the battery
John S. Cox speaker of the Ten
nessee senate. had an old negro .ser
vant who liked his drink just as weil
as the best Kentucky colonel in the
Blue Grass state. One moi-ning, just
after the cold spell broke, the darky
came to Senator Cox.
"Marse John," said he, "I'll jes'
up an' clean dese windows dis morn-'
"All right. Caesar." replied the
"I's got ter hab a half a tumbler
of whisky, Marse John. D 're ain t
nuffin' like whiskey for cleanin' win
The half -tumbler was promptly
given Caesar, who armed himself
with some rags and eerried the whis
ky to another room to begin work. A
few minutes afterward Senator Cox
had occasion to enter his room. Caes
ar was busy. polishing the wihdowvs.
The tumbler was on t11e table, but no
whiskey in it.
"Whv. Caesar. what's become of
the whiskey ?"2 asked the senator. "'I
thouzht you used it in this work.''
"Se I does. Marse John: so I
does.'' was the answer. "Ye see.
sah. I drinks de whiskey an' blows
myvbref a<rin de winiders!"'-Jud<re'is
Thought He Was Up in the Air.
Surrounded by a mob of curious
but delig'htedl people, says the Phila
delphia Press, a man walked up
Market Street late Saturday night
balneing himself on -the car rail like
a tight-rope walker. Ignoring wag
ons and street cars. whose drivers
were demanding a clear track, the
equilibbris slowly and carefully pick
ing his way up the s.treet, never veer
ing an inch from the rail.
"'Ts he crz or simply payi,g a
bet ?" queried th:e crowd. At Tenth
and Market Streh the rail -walker
was halted by a policeman. who ask
ed him what he wa doing. At first
Ithe man refused to answer. but when
the policeman threatened to arrest
him he said: 'I'm a structural iron~
worker. andt'I thouaht I was on a
girder twenty stories above ground.I
When I get jagged the only place I
an walk is on the car rail."
The Best Dad Gets.
",My daughter is to be married
"Then the young man has 'spoken
"Oh. yes. Mentioned the time and
place, and t'old me if I 'happened to
he in the neighborhood to drop iD and
I'd find myself welcome.''
The. preshi nt d:nlie; wit the tar
if <peto in h is nussaI'2e just lonflu
enoughlZl to advise n sto forg'et it for
At Wholesale Prices
and all sorts of Fruits.
C$RISTMAS HOLIDAY RATES.
The Charleston and Western Caro
lina will sell excursion tickets ac
count of the holidays at very low
rate for the round trip. Tickets on
sale December 20th to 25th, inclu
sive, 30th and 31st, 1907 and Jan. 1,
1908. Final limit returning Jan. 6,
190S. For further information apply
to ticket agents or,
General Passen-er Agent,
S07 Broadway, Augusta, Ga.
WANTED-All your cotton seed at
the highest market price. Scales
and seed house at C., N. & L. depot.
C. H. Cannon.
qiyactain ou opiionfeerican
inmtonhs, obaby abe ~newar.
an ofree. es eFc t., wscuingtn.
Ve~ia Atlan wtiotc Cos ine.
ARhundsomelp Itickes weeny sales ec.20
2-,l2,t2,o24 25, a 0, scietii ~ andTrm.$ Jau
ar ou 1s ths.1 ewdae
Fiart Limi Januay 6th. Yor
LOW X~CRS GREiATE
Via Ataazine Cosine.wrl
Roun ofrip tickettne Dec.ram:
2-, 22 n3e2,2,x 1t no a nd by Jall
ary e,st he ms.oua
Fnalvetulisit anuary 6t.worl;b
The magaie in thes wrld
ine, he moith poparo
aThoritsof TheHose wil
Mirth"; Booth Tarking
ton, author of "Monsieur
Appleton's 'keeps too
closely in touch a ith events
to foritell our articles far.
But we shall have the best
by the best. John T. Mc
Cutcheon, America's most
popular cartoonist, is writing
and illustrating a serit s for
George Ade is writing his
own Reminiscences, the
drollest of all his laughter
Send your name and address an<
n. APPL ETON R, COMPANT
finr' hei" 1 ' ic, e 1 iCca
with nearest agent, 1.
General Passe:; er Agt.
W. J. Craig,
Passenger TrafhL Manager.
Wilmington, N. C.
DOWN - DOWN - LUMBER and I
building material of all kinds.
Flooring, ceiling and shingles of all
grades, sash, doors, blinds, laths,
roofings, etc. C. H. Cannon will
give the very lowest prices and
meet all competition. He is in for
small profits and large business.
NOTICE OF FINAL SBTTLFMENT
I will make final settlement in
the probate court of Newberry coun
ty as guardian for Mary Ethel Der
rick on Thursday, Dec. 26, 1907, and
immediately thereafter apply to said
court for discharge as guardian of
said minor's estate.
B. J. Derriek,
3 BEST BY TEST OF TIME-Par
oid, Asphalt Gravel and Asbestos
Spark proof roofing. I have studied
the roofing question and will not
sell any but the best. Come and iee
C. H. Cannon,
Newberry, S. C.
BEGS TO ANNOUNCE:
T. Its warehouse receipts are regarded
as the highest class of bankable collateral
2 If money can be borrowed on any
thing it can be borrowed on the receipt I
of The Standard Warenouse Company.
3 Banking institutions are familiar
-:ith the methods and strict business
princip'es and financial standing of The
:-tandard Warehouse Company, and seek
its receipts as a basis of loans.
4. The identical cotton that you place
in the warehouse is returned upon sur
render of receipts
f. In case of fire your cotton is paid
for at market value, and you have no
difficulty as to insurance, the full in
surance being maintained by The Stand
ard Warehouse Company.
6 All insurance on cotton is main
tained at full value in the highest class
English and American Insurance Coin
7 The Standard Warehouse Company
is absolutely independent of any other
organization and conducts its affairs upon
strict business methods.
8. The paid up capital stock of The
Standard Warehouse Company is $35o,
ooo oo, and the company is absolutely
safe, and its warehouse receipts come
ahead of the stockholders.
9. By having a number of Standard
Warehouses constructed so as to comply
with insurance regulations and econo
mics in general management The Stan
dard Warehouse Company offer the cheap
est rate compatible with sound business
methods, ample itnsurance and the full
est protection of its receipts.
10. The Standard Warehouse Company
is anxious to have all cotton of farmers
and others stored, and offers the most
comple te protection and encouragement
for favmners desiring to hold their cotton.
11. Rates will be furnished upon ap
plication to Mr. J. D. Wheeler, local
manager Standard Warehouse Company,
Newberry, S. C.
EFOR 1908 1
most popular. of American
novelist, and by Elinor M.
Lane, author of "Nancy I
Star"; in other words,. three
splendid $1.5o novels.
Beaucaire"; Myra Kelly,
Lloyd O.sbourne, Margaret
worth reading-all lavishly
AY AND GAY
Samuel G. Blythe is writing
a series. The Governors of
the Mid-Western States are
writing for us. There will be
humor, science, adventure,
politics, something delightful
and worth while for every
member of the family. You a
simply cannot afford to miss
it, at only $1-50 a year 15 a
cents a copy.
learn of the Great Special offer
',436 Fifth Avenue, New York ,J
FO~ DIIGUTE i
iavin? cided to go out of the
;enera, inercantile business we
vill, beginning December 9th,
)ffer our entire stock of Dry
3oods, Notions, Shoes, Clothing,
ll goods and fixtures not sold
>y January 1 st will be sold at
>r in bulk, or as we may decide.
these goods must -be sold by
:hat date. Come early.
Some special low prices on To
bacco by the box.
orfriends to know that we have added
.to our stock a nice line of
T enney's Cream Cake Chocolate, Choco
late Almonds. Korn Nuts, Salted Pea
nuts, Chocolate Cream Drops, Assorted
Chocolate, Peanut Brittle, Marshmel
lows, Zettes, also Mackintosh Toffee, &c.
A nice line of 5c. and I10c. Box Candy.
For anything in Stationery, Cigars,
. CALL ON.
Herald and News Office.
~AIONAL BANK OF. NEWBERRYS. C.
FIR ' FRED,B4KN N 0ISNES)EOS
You ogttejoytefinsi novnec
fI haigaBnA on,whte o ademc
r ltte ony.Itwil naleyo t py ou bll
Ydpovi you toenothe fronieni wand connine
our funds and collecting checks and drafts. Open
a account with us.
41. A. Carlisle. H. C. Moseley. T. B. Carlisle.
. A. Blackwelder. Robt. Norris. Geo. Johnstone.
.C Mathes S. B. Aull. Jos. H. Hunter.