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Representatives of Citizens' Club
of Union Allege Many Irregular
ities-4Count of Vote Defer
Union, Ihec. 31.--On account of al- i
leged numerous irregularities: at the
majority of precincts in this county
in the election held last week as to
whether prohibition should coi tinue 1
or a county dispensary should be es
tablished, the prohibitionists today
filed a protest against the declaring
of the election by the -board. of can
vassers. wiidh had met for.the pur
pose of talbulating th}e official vote.
Aecording to the rdturns as gather
ed by local newspapers, the dispen
sary had a mapority of 11 votes out
of 1,217 cast. It is currently report
ed that in a large number of pro.
cinets registration certificates and
tax receipts were not required to he
produced as the statute lays down, f
that vo ?rs cast their ballots in -other
precincts than that named on their
reeistration certificate,- that one or
more of the precincts did not open
promptly at the hour specified andl
therefore several voters were depriv
ed of the privilege of voting.
The protest. which was made in the
name of 28 or more members of the
Citizens' club, was filed by Attor
neys J. A. Sawyer and Jno. K. Ham
blin for the prohibitionists after. the
board of canvassers had organized, t
but before they lad begun the offi
cial" tabulation of the vote.- After
presenting their - arguments Messrs.
B. F. Townsend and J Gordon Hugh
es representing. interested parties
whose names have not yet been made
public, contended that the vote should
be counted and the election deelared.
However, the board of canvassers af
ter.hearing both sides agreed to defer
the count until next Monday at 10
a. m., when the board will meet and
receive statements from both sides
as to any irregularities that might
It is understood that there is a
strong probability that in the event
the prohibitionists suceed in throw- J
ing out the vote at the precincts t
which are named in their protest and .1
which went strongly for the dispen- i
sary, the advocates of the 'establish- .t
ment of the dispensary 'here will con
test the legality of the vote as cast
at Jonesville and Cross Keys, both ,
of which went by a large majornty
for prohibition. In such event, if it *
is narrowed down strictly, it seems
that Union .precinct is really the only
one where the law was fully complieda.
with, and under the vote as first
counted this would give prohibition a
a majority of eight votes, but the
likelihood is that the whole election ;
will be declared void, and if this is
done, a num!ber of persons who have
lookied into the law are of the opin- -
ion that as the special provision for
holding an election specified that it
should be held in 1907, and as anoth
er election can not be ordered andt
held in 1907. this precluies an elec
tion being held prior to August, 1909,
whiebh would be the end of four
years from the date when,prohibi-j
tion was voted in and which was
originally provided for in the Brice
act, the law under which the :elec
tion was first held.
The protest filed is as follows: t
"The State of South Carolina- <
County of Union.
"To Messrs. John W. Gregory, Levi
W. Smith and J. Ben Tinsley, Corn-<
missioners of election for st.ate of-i
fleers, etc., and by virtue thereof, .5
constituting the board of county t
canvassers for Union county, m n
"On behalf of S. M. Rice, Jr., E.
UI., George H. Oetzel, H. B. O',Shields,1
W. F. Walker, George S. Kirby, L. L. -1
Wagnon, and 27 othrer residents, citi-i
zens and taxpayers of Union, in the
county and state aforesaid, most of<
whom~ are real estate owners and are
the heads -of families of small chil
dren residing in said town, county
and state, the undersigned hereby en
ter a protest for the purpose of con
testing the legality of the election
held in the county and state afore
said, on the 27th day of December,
1907, upon the question wvhether hi-t
quors and beverages mnay be sold in
said county or not. The grounds of
said contest being as follows:.
"1. That th'ere was not provided
at each, or any voting precinct in '3
said county two ballot boxes in which 1
the ballots must be east. 4
"2. That tihe voting at 'the follow
ing namned precin'ets was illegally1
conduted and the ballots east there
at hereinafter set forth, Gibbs, Buf- 'i
falo Mills, Excelsior Knitting Mills,1
Adamsburg, Kelt~on, Black Rock,
Coeraine, Lockhart Mills and San
tue; the reasons being (a) that at the
Gibbs box the managers of election
were never sworn, neither were any
of the voters sworn.
"(b) That at tieither of the box
-s .bov mentioned were all the vo
eri regC!.ir.l to prone(e a '0gistra
1n c':ni'at( o!.'i tax rceip: Show
ng the payment of all taxes assessel
1.rainlst them for the previous year.
(c) That in the case of Excel
ior Knitting Mills preeinet none of
;he voters exhibited or held a regis
ration certificate for said precinet.
" (d) That' in a num!ber of said pre
ilnets men were allowed to vote who
,ere not.registered at said precincts,
)ut held registration certificates for
omne other precinet; especially was
his true as to Adams burg, Buffalo
'ills and Excelsior Knitting Mills )
" That at some of the precincts
he. polls .were not opened as requir
!d by law, -especially as to time, 'es
)ecially was this the case at Santuc
ud Black Rock precincts.
"In view of the fact that the elee
ion was held on Friday last, and al- 1
o that Monday was so very incle
ent, a hard rain failing during the
ncrning hours, we have been unable
o coileet the proof of all the illegali- E
ies and irregularities charged: and
herefore respectfuily ask your board
o receive this protest and adjourn
he hearing to some future day, thus
tllowing us as well as any contes
ees to prepare and submit proof of
he above charges.
"Wherefore, the contestants here
n ask that your board declare said i
leetion illegal, null and. void; and
n any event that you-r board will
row out and disregard the returns
Lnd ballots of any and all preeineas
It whieh you may find the election to i
iave 'been illegally and imlproperly
"J. A. Sawyer,
"John K. Hamblin,
"Attorneys for Contestants."
FINAICIAL CRISIS PASSED
lomptroller Ridley Reviews Condi
tions for the Year Just Closing,
Saying That the World Has
Been Overtrading and
Washington, Dec. 31.-W. B.
idgley, comptroller of the currency,
oday gave out a statement dealing
argely with financial conditions dur
ng the year 1907, in which he says 1
hat the conditions which made this
risis possible are the accumulated
'omposite results of many years of
usiness. The whole-world has been (
vertrading and expandling and no
rhere has it been more rampant than C
: the United States. The reaction i
ra.s inevitable and, though it mightt
tt have taken the form of a bank 1
anie, had we 'been better prepared t
pith such a banking and currenicy I
vstem as we should have, the time ;
Las come wheni some or all must pay
or our overindulgence. C
"It is the duty of the banks,'' says<
he comptroller, "to restore busi
tess to normal conditions by resum
ng their functions as promptly and I
ms fully as possible. Fortunately
here is not only the strongest desire
mnd disposition on the part of th 1
)anks to do this but conditions are]
uh as to marke it comparatively I
asy, and to lead us to expect a much]
nore prompt recovery than has fol- I
owed other similar financial crises.<
"IThe reports of the comptroller i
how that the reserves in the een-<
ral reserve cities were but 22.2 per v
ent. against the legal requirement i
>f 25 per cent. The 40 reserve cities
how 24.72:per cent. of legal reserve,
r almost the full lega'l minimum,
chile their total cash means are
!6.55 per cent. of their deposits. Of
he 40 cities, 21 show legal .reserves
Ibove 25 per cent., while 10 of them
how over 30 per cent. of legal re
erve and all but eight of them show
nore than 25 per cent. of total cash
neans.' T-he largest reserves are
n the Texas cities; Galveston and
san Antonio showing over 38 per cent
>f legal .reserve and Galveston over
k per cent- of total cash m'eans.
'There is not one state which
jes not show an excess of reserve
bove legal requiremenlt of 15 per
ent and an increase in legal reserve
ind total cash means on Dee. 3,
mbove those held on Aug. 22.
"Although the central reserve ci
ies have received through imports of*
old and otherlwise. certainly as
nuch as $150,000,000. probably con
iderably more, it has been paid out
nd their reserves paid down to 22.2
ar cent with the failure of a single
ank in one of the central reserve
From Oct. 20 to Dec. 30, 1.907,
here have been but 16 suspenSions
>r failures of national banks. Of
;hes'e, two have resumed, and several
nore should do so in the very near
"Contrast this with the panic of
93. when 160 nat:ional banks fail
ad and of these 54 were never re
pen'ed. The total number of ntion
1 bank' failures for 1907 is 21 and1
his number has been exceedel~ many
ime n yers when we have had
1tiiiil,. Wvlijll eUUld U c alic(J p l:
e. Thle b-m.iks are in better Co11di
.i on Jn111. 1, 190S, tiai they evel
era after .:ucl a crisis. The report:
,t condition of the national banks
;how that from Aug. 22 to Dec. 'l
individusl deposits decreased but
142,000,000 or about 3 1-4 per cent;
vhile the decrease in cash on haJ
vas but .940,000.000 and the increasc
n bills payable and rediscounts wa.
"'Since Dec. 3, the central rese:
res have steadily increased and the
lisappearance of any premium on
urrency in the last few days shows
hat the strain is relieved. Most of
,he reserve cities are up to their 1a
;a1 requirements, many of them fai
LOVe it, and the country banks as a
vihule are in the damc xiito.
"We have had a very severe bank
>anic. It might, however, have been
vorse and wonud have been much
vorse, but for the aid given by the
rcasury department and some of
he leading financial men of the
It would seem but a fair conclu
ion that the acute bank trouble is
)ast; that payments may be and in
act are being resumed so rapidly
hat normal conditions of payment
ind remittances may be now assured.
"The panic is over and the worst
s past, but we have a long period of
eadjustment .and recuperation be
"Values of all kinds will have to
e rearranged. We shall have more
ndustrial and commercial failures,
nd probably some more bank fail
ires. We shall have to go through
period of retrenchment and liquida
.ion, but there is reason to believe it
vill not be so long or trying as- it
ias been at' other times. We have
tad a money panic as bad as 1893,
ut the fundamental strength of con
litions has ena'bled us to stand the
urtailment of credits, and disar
-angement of domestic exchanges
vith far less disastrous results than
"After we have paid our debts and
educed our expenses, the great re
ources of the land will revive our
usiness, let us hope, on a more
ound and enduring basis than ever
Well, who'no living in South Car
lina has 'ever heard of a grandchild
n the governor's mansions. Not since
he War of Secession has thi been
:nown. But there is happiness at
he mansion no'w, for the news comes
'rom Florida that Gov. Ansel is a
rand fathgr. Abd no grandchild
erhaps ever had grandfather more
f the type. Kindly, t'houghtful and
-onsiderate, the governor of South
arolna is the very kind of mar
v'hom children would love. It has
een remarked frequently since G'ov.
nsel came into office that he was
uh a considerate host whenever he
tad gone any-where with an official
>arty and that he is albvays "as
asy as an old shot''in gny company
It would be a pretty question for
he lerk of the state historical 'so
iety or some other deliver into his
or to find out if there were many
f the governors of the state 'whc
vere grandfathers at the time that
hev were chief executives.
There will be a rrneting of O'Neal1
armers' union, at 0O'Nieall school
iose, on Friday, January 3, 1908,
it 3 o'clock p. m. All memrbers are
reques'ted to be present without fail.
John L. Hunter, IPres.
Utopia Farmers Union.
The Ut-opia Farmer's Union will
neet at :the Utopia school house or
F'riday afternoon at three o'clock
anuary 3, 1908.. A full attendanc(
>f the members is desired as busines
'f i:portance is to be transacted and
!eeates to the county union to be
Beth Eden Union.
The members of Beth Eden Far
ner's Union are requested to meet at
hong Lane school house at three
>'lock-, Friday afternoon, January
C. S. Suber, Pres.
Chris Folk, Sec.
I will be in the auditor's office each
sturday in Jainuary, 1908, to pre
fre pension app11ieations, tihe ap
>licants can ceall at the office now and
get the blanks. Old pensioners dc
1o have to apply except where they
ire entitled to a raise to a higher
-!alSS. Thje lat Saturday iln January
s the last day to prepare applica
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Bet-veen Ehrlich Shoe Store and Boll &
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Outfit No. 6.
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New berry, S. C.
WATED-AlI your cotton seed at
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.and seed house at C., N. & L. depot.
C. H. Cannon.
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6 All insurance on cotton is main
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10. The Standard Warehouse Company
is anxious to have all cotton of farmers
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coipe te protection and encouragement
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