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' 0>F FAKE CONTESTS?
i Disposition to Refuse tho $2,000 to the
1 Annual Contestants for Deino|
a dispatch from Washington to the
Columbia Stato says:
I ho contests for seats* in congress
by A. p. Prioleau, A. 1). Dantzler
and Isaac Mayers will continue jnsl
so long as congress allows to these enterprisiung
citizens (lie sum of $2,000
for tho expenses of their contests. But
from present indications this is not
going to he much longer. As Representative
Maun of Illinois, chairman
of the election committee -which has
'sat patiently through the absurd "arguments"
for t'luce times, said today
to the negro lawyer. Jacob
Moorer, who appeared for Dantzler
and Myers, il is -a fraud on tho gov-,
ornment, and as already stated' in my
telegraphic dispatch of yesterday, the
chairman indicated that he was in
favor of not approving the expense
account. The law allows the
"expense account. The law allows the
actual expenses incurred by the contestants.
"not exceeding $2,000."
Tho account must be itemized, and
these negro statesmen are at least
sharp enough to itemize it up to the
two thousand. What Myers and
Dantzler do with the money I have l
never heard, except, of course, that
their attorney, Jacob Moorer, receives
a fee. Moorer, it is safe to say,
is worth all he gets out of it, not to
the government, but to the contestants
who employ him. Priolcau pays
Gen. Dudley, lt.is Washington attorney.
a small fee, and the rest of thj
$2,000 he is said to use for the purpose.
lirst. of defraying (be expenses
of his own personal existence and the
expenses of a sullicient number of I
negroes to go to a convention somewhere
iu his district to nominate him
for congress. The votes he gets in
the election can not take any great
amount of money unless votes have
gone up pretty considerably in South
Carolina, for in the last election he
did not get but 2S in the whole district.
Chairman Mann today questioned
Jacob Moorer, the attorney, very
closely about the expense account and
gave the whole crowd of them a little
impromptu lecture on the subject
of coming here year after year with
these bogus contests.
"You had some sort of. a case six
years ago," said Mir. Mann, in substance,
to Moorer. "Two years ago i
you came with a weaker case and j
now you come with practically none
at all. It is dillicult to understand!
here what your kick is about. According
to your own statements there are
1,400 registered Republican voters in
the one county of Dean Curt and 000
Democratic voters, and yet you poll i
only 220 votes in the whole district.
Tn the face of that showing, with
400 voters who are registered, you
come here and claim that you are deprived
of your right to register."
Talking up the expense matter then
and the fact that the eases are so
flagrantly absurd, MY. Mann asked
Moorer if he thought it right and
just to come here every two years and
ask congress to give them $2,000. The
Substance ??1* Moorer's reply was that
be thought it was right, entering in
general the plea that they needed the
One new member on the 'Com.mil too,
Mr. Mauser, a Republican who seemed
anxious to do the square thing
and get at the true facts in the case,
closely questioned Moorer about the
allegations that the negroes in South
Carolina were denied the right to register.
It is really a pity that these
contestants and their lawyers could
not go before all the members of congress
SO that other Northern members
who have false impressions about the
methods nf disfranchisement of the
licyro in the South could learn something
as Mr. Mauser and the few other
inemlbers of the commit lee did.
Moorer was wholly unable to cite any
convincing facts as to negroes being
denied registration, though be asserted
that il was done. Mr. Moss, representing
Mr. lvever. staled that he
had made an investigation in nearly
every county in South Carolina j
where there had been allegations of j
denial of registration lo negroes and
that n >i once in his district had an\ |
negro taken an appeal from the reg-j
istralion supervisor to the courts, al-j
though, he declared, the law distinct-1
lv provided for -such an appeal to the j
circuit judge at chambers. The only j
appeals he found ever made, lie said,
were, in the second district, in Dean-J
fort count v. smiie years ago when J
Senator J." II. w:.s a judge,
when in a number of ee-es the appeals
were granted and the supervis- j
or ordered io issue the ee?tideates.
"Why is this?" Mr. Mauser ask
"I don't know," answered Mr.
A little later, in answer to another
question by the Ohio man, Mr.
Moss gave the wholo thing away. Mr.
Moss admitted that there were a
large number of negroes in the seventh
district who were registered and
he admitted that if they had voted
thoy would have voted the republican
ticket. Mr. Mauser wanted to
know why they had not voted. Mr.
Moss said there was a reason, but
that it was not in the record in the
ease and (hat it would be wholly
apart from anything lie had intended
to bring up in connection with
it, but that if the gentloman from
Ohio really wanted to know he
would tell him. Mr. Mauser wanted j
"Well, the negroes in the district I
take the contestants' candidacy as a
joke," said Mr. Moss. "1 would not j
say anything against the contestant, |
either as to his character or his ability,
but that is the simple truth."
Dantzler got 1.13 votes in the district.
The claim upon which all these eon- :
tests have been based for many years,
as intimated above, is the claim for
lhii $2,000. Hill the argument, uncalled,
is as to the validity of the j
South Carolina oenstitution of 1805. j
The claim in brief is that the eonsti-1
lulion of 1805 as to its suffrage pro- i
visions is in violation of the act of 1
congress readmitting South Carolina
into the Union in 1808. That act pre- <
scribed that South Carolina should
never put any limit upon suffrage
which was not contained in the eon- '
slitution of 1808, and while it is not I
claimed by any sane man who knows i
anything at all about the character ?j
this government that congress can or-11
d'inarilv put any limitation or pre- H
scribe any other condition of sulfrage j '
in the States it is claimed in some J
feeble way thai South Carolina in i
IStiS entered into an agreement with
the federal government that it would i
not put any further limitation upon <
the suffrage. It is shown by the at- ]
torneys for Messrs. Legare, Patterson !
and Lever that this act of .1808,
known as the "Reconstruction act" is
unconstitutional unless secession it- ;
self was a legal as it was an actual <
fact, and no court anywhere north of i
the Mason and Dixon lino is in this .
generation going to grant that. The su- <
pivmc court of the t'nited States has
already declared in the ease of Texas
against While that the Southern j
States were never out of the Union,
according to which decision congress |
could' not. of course, proscribe conditions
upon which .South Carolina i
Ud come back into the Union. Rut
while ihis is shown by these ahorse
ii is not claimed as the point
in question, which is, they declare. ,
that it is for the courts and not for ;
congress to interpret the law and the
constitutionality of South Carolina's
constitution. Three limes now con- ,
gross, under the advice of this com- (
mil lev, with a personnel little chaaig- (
oil, lias taken the same position and
refused to unseat the Democratic representatives
from iSouth Carolina. (
And yet the negroes come again and
indicate I hat they arc going to keep
on conning so long as'Ihey can get the
$"2,000. They know beforehand that
they haven't even a suggestion of a
plausible case and' thai there is not a
-hadow of a chance for them to get
*? ?to congress.
Shopping by Mail.
Kverybody knows about the catalogue
houses and other big establishments
which advertise to do a mailorder
business. The theory upon
which I hey proceed is to pick out a ,
few articles of common consumption .
and sell them at wholesale prices
perhaps, or even less. Tf a popular (
copyrighted book is published they ]
will buy them in large quantities and
pul them on the market at their cost ]
price, and Ibis serves two purposes; |
il aids them in killing off the local |
dealers by showing a great contrast (
between the mail order house and I ho ,
local dealer. Tt also operates as an \
excellent advertising scheme. Seeing
these low iprices upon articles which .
t he people know about, I hoy readily |
conclude that (lie company adverti.3- ,
in?v these things'so wonderfully low ,
arc selling everything on a correspondingly
low basis. The next deceit. <
is the quality of tho goods. They aiTverlisc
apparently the same article ,
Ilia! your relaile/ docs, at a lower
price and soon I hey make the noti-ex
pert believe that he belter buy all his
goods of I hem. He proceeds to do so
and actually pays more in I be end
than lie would pay his local dealer ]
at regular prices. 1
These houses make up much 'more j i
on I lie goods which you do not under- I
stand than they lose on !l.e good's you 11
do understand, and by this process of I
mod-winking, retain your trade, tear <
lown the local dealer in the small <
owns, decrease the value of town and I
idjaeent country property, and you
re doing it yourself. You are sav- f
iij? a few cents 011 a l>i"*rel of salt and '
educing the price jour farm by '
he act. 1
Suppose you would only buy the '
argains?just the goods that you
inderstand and know to bo bargains. '
low long do you suppose the mail
rder house would do business? Not 1
cry long, They rely upon the bait
phich they set and it works in a large 11
lumber of cases to perfection. Har-! <
mm said that the American people J t
Ielighted in being humbugged, that!,:
lis show was the greatest humbug on I
artn and that was the reason he got
uch large crowds. We are always
mking for bargains and that is all ^
lglit. Hut because some one adver-1
iscs one article for less than Ihev are ! (
forth, that is no inference that lie!',
ells other articles for less than tlicv 1 .
'e worth. In fact, the opposite in-j '
erence is true, namely, if he sells one j
liiug I or less .than il is worth, he must i
ell the next for that much more than ' !
I is worth to mak.' up the loss on f J
In; first article, otherwise lie would ! ?
"on go bankrupt a 11?1 out of business.!
^ lien we ileal with these great coin- 1
lercial centers, we are ccutralix.iugM
rade at the expense of other cities |
n<l towns throughout this beautiful I
inintrv of ours. How would we like j
il there were no towns except the
lies where the mail order houses do
usiness? How would it affect the
nine of our property? All of us like
) live near thriving towns and yet in
'any cases the people adjoining the j
nwns whose financial standing do- i
ends i!|>1 hi the existence of the!
>wn. and whose land values are near- j
' twice as great because of its near-!
ess to town are sending to Chicago i j
>r goods that are kept right here,'
nd what is worse, they are getting
eaten on every article bought, let
lone Hie damage done to the local
ealcr who is usually one of the
rincipal factors in keening up the
There is no logic in the situation,
our local dealers can furnish you
our articles for one year as cheap
r cheaper than you can get them in
hicago, besides if you happen to get
miething you can't use, you can ?
usily adjust it with your local dealer. |
re insist that the quality of the
oods bought at home is invariably
ctter than those bought in Chicago,
on are all opposed to trusts, why
dp in building them up? That -is
1st what you are doing by sending to '
' hicago for your goods. As long as I 1
*e give the trusts our financial or j1
loral support, we are creating mas- I '
im\s for ourselves. Are we so mer- '
LMiarv that for the 'purpose of saving j
few cents, we are willing to hazard 1
10 future of our children?
Let's have the patriotism and the
lamina to say that the interest of ^
ur home town shall first be protect- j
d, and when we have done our i
hole duty by our local interests we <
ill find that we arc worth more in j
ollars and cents than we are sending v
i) Chicago for our supplies, and we
ill have retarded the progress of
lie trusts just that much.
Wasted Labor, <
A candidate for parliamentary lion- '
rs found hi,nisei f i:i froni of a house
ear which a number of children
ere playing, says (lie Philadelphia
"Madame, I may kiss these beauliu
1 children, may I not?"
"Certainly," replied the mother.
When he had finished his wholelie
contract he turned Lo the woman
"'Seldom have 1 seen lovelier cliilren.
Yours, niadame?" The woman
"All, of course they are," gallant- 1
>' suggested the politician. "The 1 it0
treasures, from whom else could :
ley have inherited* those limpil j
yes, those rosy cheeks and those
insical voices?" But still the lady
"Hy the way, niadame," said he,
may I impose upon your good na
ure to the extent of asking that you
*11 your estimable husband that Mr.
ockrell called upon hint." 1
. "Excuse me, sir," said the woman.
1 have no husband."
"Hut these children, niadame?1
nrely you are not a widow." j 1
"1 fear there's some mistake, sir.
his is nil orphan asylum."
One of tlie ladies in waiting to lb J
lie Queen Victoria had a vcrv
i".'HiI little daughter about I vears
Id. am! o| whom .the fjiicen was vorv
md. Tlie <iuoen invitoil the child
have lunch with her. Of course
ie mother was highly pleased and j
charged the little girl to be very,
careful about her table manners ami
to be very polite to the queen.
The little girl came home in high
flee, and the mother asked her all
nlbout the luncheon. "Were you a
very polite little girl? And did you
remember to do all I told you at tha
[able?" asked the proud mamma.
"Oh, yes; I was polite," said the
little girl, "but the queen wasn't."
"The queen wasn't!" said the
nother. "Why, what did she do?"
".She took her chicken bone up in
ler fingers, and I just shook my finre
r at her, like you did at me, and
>aid, 'Piggy, piggy, piggy!' "?Pliila1
el phi a Ledger.
"Think nothing for your interest
kvliich makes you break your word,
luit your modesty, hate, suspect or
urse any pei-son. or incline you to
my practice which will not bear the
iiiht an1 allow you to look the world
n I lie Lace.''?-Marcus Aurelius.
"Let every action tend to some
><>inl and be perfect in its kind."?
Vila reus Aurelius.
At Wholesale Prices
and all sorts of Fruits.i
"When attacked by a eough or a
'old, or when your throat is sore, il
s rank foolishness to take any other |
nedicine than Dr. King's New Dis-I
overv," says C. 0. ftldridge. of j
hnpire, Ga. "1 have used New
discovery seven years and 1 know it
s the best remedy on earth for
?ouu"hs and colds, croup, and all
hroat and lung truobles. Miy ehilIren
are subject to croup, but New
Discovery quickly cures every alack."
Known the world over as the
King of throat, and lung remedies.
Sold under guarantee at. W. E. Peltam
and Son's drug store. 50e. and
.00. Trial bottle free.
Change of Schedules.
Effective 12.0] a. m. Sunday Jan.
"Slh, 1008, tiie following is the time
>f departure of all passenger trains
leaving Newberry Union station:
N"o. If) for Greenville . . . .8.57a.m.
NTo. IS for Columbia .. ..1.28 p.m.
NTo. 11 for Greenville .. ..4.17 p.m.!
NTo. 10 for Columbia 8.47 p.m. I
C., N. & L. Ry.
NTo. 85 for Laurens 5.10 a.m. j
NTo. 22 for Columbia . . . .8.47 a.m.
N'o. 52 for Greenville . . 12.4(5 p.m.
NTo. 5fl for Columbia . . . ..'1.10 p.m. |
f'To. 21 for Laurens 7.25 p.m.
STo. 84 for Columbia.. .. 8.T10 p.m.
No's. 84. 85, 21, and 22 run daily
The above schedule is given only
is information, is not guaranteed ami '
is subject to change without notice. J
G. L. Robinson,
Station Master. '
It Does the Business.
Mr. E. ft. Chamberlian, of Clinton, j
Maine, says of liucklen's Arnica I
Salve. "1! does the business; I have
use.l it for piles and it. cured them. '
l.'sed it for chapped hands and it cur- j
t?d tlieni. Applied il to an old soi'3
and il healed if without leaving a i
scar behind." 25c. at W. ft. I'ellmm |
& Son's drug store.
P Iff ^ ? WHP K EY ?
llntiitH riirod at my Sanatorium in a
O'j jlm few wcoIsb. Vim can r? tiirn t<> y>ur
?'nya wi ll, (>< < an'! Iiaj.py.
' !iavc mailo tliivi'lml'it' a j i ri tMy for
p'.-.T,.! I'M yurH mill < 11*1 it tlmu^iiii!
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XO'A N. l'ryor Btroot, Atlanta, On,
S, B. Jones, Proprietor.
STAPLE & FANCY GROCERIES, PRODUCE,
Confectioneries, Fruit, Cigars and Tobaccos.
Newberry, S. C.f Jan, 17, 108.
Dear Madam Housekeeper:
We wish to call your attention
to our stock of Fancy and Staple
groceries and solicit at least a portion of
your potronage during this year.
We feel safe in saying that our stock is
the most complete that is offered here and
that we can serve you in a satisfactory manner.
We will ever keep in mind three very important
points: quality of goods prompt service
If you are not already a customer of ours
we would be pleased to add you to our long
list of satisfied customers.
We wish 19OB to be our banner year. Will
you join us in making it so?
Yours for business,
Jones' Gr oeery .
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