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Opposed to the Whiskey Traffic, but
Favors Local Option, as Against
State- Wide Prohibition.
To the Editor of the News and
Courier: Kindly grant me space in
your columns to correct a statement
made in your correspondence from
Gaffney. dated the 14th.
Therein it is reported that I am a
county dispensary advocate, and am
rounding up the dispensary forces for
a legislative contest against the pro
hibitionists. I am not a dispensary
man. In an article published last
month in the Annals of the American
Academy of Political and Social
'Science of Philadelphia,. I wrote:
"The State did not suceed as bar
'keeper. Will the counties do better?
That is a question South Carolina is
solving. It is too early yet to say
what the outcome of this decentrali
zation will be. Delentralization has
killed the lioness, and her dwaft
cubs are comparatively easy to han
dIe. However, they are not lambs.
Whether the present system will long
remain clean is a hard matter for con
jecture. In putting into the hands of
public officials the power to purchase
liquor the door for graft is thrown
wide open, and through it at any
inoment may enter corruption that
will render the system as evil as the
Those are hardly the expressions of
an advocate of the county dispensary.
In an interview published in the
News and Courier and other dailies
and weeklies a few days ago I stated
that I am a local option prohibition
ist. I take the liberty of again tres
passing upon the attention of your
readers. not for personal reasons, but
to emphasize a most important point
in this discussion between the State
wide prohibitionists or anti-option
ists, and the local optionists.
They would -establish prohibition
in non-prohibition counti,s by decree
of the legislature. We would educate
the non-prohib'tion counties to the
point where each would for itself de
eree prohibition. Between these two
ways to a common end is a great dif
ference. all the difference, we local
optionists maintain, between ultimate
success and fa-ilure.
-Says Senator Otts, for whom I
have respect and liking: "The way
to stop the liquor evil is to stop and.
not to temporise or compromise with
it." He wishes to carry the citadel
by. one grand picturesque assault. We
point to the experience of generations
that proves sapping and mining to
be more effective against tiiis parti
caliar enemy. If the State proaibi
tion law is passed it will be a hollow'
lctory in many of the present dis
On bhe other hand, wherever a
county adopts proflibition the gain is
.real,' genuine and lasting. We loeal
opinion prohibitionists adrocate the
samt. course of action Senator Otto
and his friends have been following
up to this timte. They are brancdii1g
ofI, hand in hand, with old State dis-.
pensary leaders, and anti-op)tionists.
W.- .ant to be a?lov~- .', tr.nel the
same road, his county of Cherokee
took in getting a prohibiton that pro
hibits. He says that kind of prohi
bition is fine. Then why does he in
sist in forcing another kind on other
I tell him, and nine out of every
ten thinking, sober men in this lower
section of the State will tell him, that.
a State prohibiton law cannot be en
forced here with any success at this
time. It is folly for Senator Otts to
assert, as he does, that "tw.o or three
determined men can enforce the law
in any county." There are many
more than that number of men in this
county who would do all they can to
enforce prohibition here if it becomes
a law, and we know before hand that
our efforts will be futile.
Face conditions. Come down here
and help us educate our people as
you did in Laurens and we will do for
ourselves what you cannot force as
Senator Otts says again: "I have
seen the results of prohibition, I have
seen the law enforced, I have helped
to enforce it." He refers to his
county, that was first educated up to
the law, and was then allowed to en
act in. He would have had different
experiences in an anti-prohibition
county upon which prohibition had
been enforced. It is characteristic of
certain prohibitionists to charge all
who may differ with them as being
allies of the liquor interests. Sena
tor O.tts refers to the local option ar
g-uments -as "this song of the Whis
]key Siren." Yet the National Li
quor League, which has just closed its
annual convention in Washington. in
one Af its resolution wrote: "'Local
option is but another name for prohi
bition." Local optionists were not
whiskey Sirens when Senator Otts
wa leading their chorus in Cherokee.
So far as I know there is no effort
to organize the loal optionists in or
out of the legislacure, and I have not
planned or attempted such an organ
ization. newspaper reports to the
contrary notwithstanding. But I
have become interested in the fight
against the liquor evil, and as one put
in a little brief authority am earnest
to exert it for tried and rational
measures. So I address myself to the
keen witted, sober-minded, frank and
God-fearing people, who are the
great majority of the people of this
State, confident that th-ey will stick
to the guns with which liquor has
been effectually driven out of half
Neils Christensen, Jr.
Beaufort, S. C., December 15, 1908.
AN INCIDENT IN WILLIAM Mc
The Rev. Dr. James Chalmers, of
Elgin, Ill., tells the following story of
President McKinley's boyhood days,
which will illustrate his characteris
John Robinson's circus -as coming
to town, and William wanted to go,
but the money was not forthcom
ing to pay his admission. The Me
Kinleys kept hens; so did their neigh
bors. The hens were hiding their
nests. William's mother told him by
finding a hen's nest and bringing her
the eggs day by day he could get.to
geth-er enough money to pay his own
way into the circus.
And the boy did find a hidden nest
just inside the line fence. Day by
day he gathered the eggs. But the
day before tha cireus'was to come,
being overanxious and going to collect
his treasures too early in the morning,
he startled and drove from the nest
the hen that was laying for him the
golden -eggs, when, lo and behold! she
crossed the line fence and rejoined
the neghbor's flock of hens where she
Poor William, downcast and crest
fallen, hastened to his mother and
without a moment's hesitation, but
with tears in his eyes, said, "Mother,
I cannot go to the circus.'" And then
he told her of his discovery that the
eggs were not their own, but must be
returned to their neghbors.
But when the boy came back after
delivering to the neighbor the eggs
he had collected, his mother, with a
swelling .pride which she had never
before experienced, quietly said to
him: "You have proved once more,
my son,,that honesty is the 'best po
licy, and you shall go to the circus,
This incident, related 'by his moth
er, I repeated to Mr. McKinley one
day at my own dinner-table in my
Columbus home when he was governor'
of Ohio, and asked him if it was au
thentic. "Yes,'' he said, "and it was
the lesson of my life. From that day
I made it the motto of my life never
to appropriate my neighbor's eggs,
and' '-he added, with a twinkle in
his eve-'-"it has never kept me from
going to the circus, either."
The best known remedy for burns,
cuts, bruises or sores of any kind on
man or beast. For sale at
Mayes' Drug Store.
F, R, HUNTER
Bought and Sold
Store Room on Main
treet, now occupied
by R. J. Watts.
Seven Room Cottage
on Main street.
Six Room Cottage on
Seven Room R es i
Desirable Off ice
Rooms in Herald and
DELINQUENT TAXES. n
All delinquent taxes may be paid I
up to 21st December with the penalty
of ten per cent. After that exect- p
tions will be placed in the hands of
the sheriff for collection. V,
J. J. Langford. e
Attest: Mayor. N
Eug. S. Werts,
Clerk and Treasurer. a
DELINQUENT TAXES. u
All delinquent taxes may be paid P
up to 21st December with the penalty P
of ten per cent. After that execu- a
tions will be placed in the hands of g
the sheriff for collection.
J. J. Langford,
Eug. S. Werts,
Clerk and Treasurer. S
We will receive bids for the build
ing of a Lutheran church at Silver
Street up to January 1st, 1909. We
to furnish all material necessary fort d
the construction of same. Will also O
furnish, window frames, door frames, 9
folding doors, already made. We
would ask that eaeh one making a bid h
specify how soon he could commence
work provided h-e was awarded con
tract.. Plans and specifications will
be found at 0. W. Long's shop. We S1
reserve the right to reject any and all c
ibids. Send bids to H. 0. Long. a
H. 0. Long, o
K. S. Stillwell, B
H. T. Fellers,
Building Committee. tc
All parties holding demands against
the estate of James F. Todd, deceas
ed, will please present the same to
the undersigned on or before the
first day of March, 1909.
I Executor of the Will of James F.
Dec. 14, 1908. 2t
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
In the Probate Court.
M. A. Carlisle and John C. Goggans,
Executors of the la- -ill and testa
ment of W. W. Spearman, deceased,.
Etta R. Spearman, et al., Defend
Complaint for Sale of Land. 1
IBy order of the Court herein, I will I
sell at public auction, to the highest c
bidder at Newbesrry Court House,
during the legal hours of sale, on Mon
day, th~e fourth day of January, 1909, C
all that tract of land, lying and being i
situate in the County and State afore
said, containing three hundred and
thirty seven, (337) acres, more or
less, and bounded by lands of D. 3t.
Ward, Sam Nanee, Walter S. Spear
WE HAVE TI
AND FINEST ]
I.MPOR T E
Ever Brought 1
COME IN Als
Ian. Mrs. Maggi Longshore and Mr!
Terms of Sale: One-third of th
urchae money to be paid in casl
ie balance on a credit of one and tw
ears. the credit rortion to be secut
-1 by a mortgage Of the premises solc
ith interest thereon from the date o
Ale at the rate of eight per cent. pe
anmni. the said mortgage to provid
>r attorneys fees in case of foreclos
re; with leave to purchaser to antic]
ate payments either in whole or i:
art, the purchaser to pay for paper
nd the recording of the sAid mort
F. M. Schumpert,
Judge of Probate.
Newberry, S. C., Dec. 14, 1908.
HERIFF'S DELINQUENT TAI
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
By virtue of an execution to m
irected by Jno. L. Epps, Treasure
E Newberry county, I will sell oi
onday, the 4th day of Januar3
)09 (Salesday), within the lega
3urs of sale, at Newberry Cour
louse, the following property for dE
nquent taxes for the year 1907, viz
A tract of land in Reeder Town
lip No. 5, assessed to L. C. Sheele3
)ntaining one hundred and thirt:
res more or less, bounded by land
E Dorothy Davis, W. F. Kelly ani
Terms of Sale-Cash. Purchase
pay for papers.
M. M. Buford,
Sheriff N. C.
Sheriff's Office, Dec. 12, 1908.
in the positive guarantee
hat if it does not give sat
sfaction we will return the
intire amount of money paid
Ve ask all those who are
un-down, nervous, debili
ated, aged or weak, and
very person suffering from
tubborn colds, hanging-on
oughs, bronchitis or incipi~
t consumption to try VInu
ith this understanding./
iliam E.- Peiham & Son
Newberry. S. C.
.N E OF
ID SEE US
SB UY.... .
In other words have you acquire
city, and become a freeholding citi;
s Boarding or living in a rented b
merely preparatory to getting one's
No matter how small and hunblI
about ownership. That it is cheal
admits of no dispute. And a mate(
the seclusion of their own fireside a
I can make it possible for you t
monthly payments. For instance :
21. Two lots on Main street. 0
e for shade. Both lots are well drair
r 24. One large and beautiful lot a
34. Three room house convenien
43. Ten room dwelling on Nance
the very place for a private boardin
45, .46. Two lots on Nance Streel
Sewer and waterworks convenient I
55. New four room cottage in H
Sr. So acres of land in the Trinit
i from Newberry.
87. Five room house with a larg<
88. Six room cottage on Calhou
91. 142 acres land near Maybin
92. Eight room house on Bound
96. Two lots on Nance street.
97. Three lots near Mr. J. L. B
lots and are very convenient to the
98. New seven room residence or
99- Beautiful lots on the new str
Church to the new Court House.
ioo. Five room house on South s
io6. 9 room residence, two acres
stables, also good orchard, in the t(
107. Pretty neW seven room stuc
on Caldwell street. This has all tl
convenient to the Graded School, t
tion of the city..
io8. Four room cottage with hal
tric lights, on Caldwell street. Pri
WOULDN'T YOU like to buy a
pay you a dividend of 8 per cent. p~
J. A. I
IS STILL (
AT VERY I
$12.00 to $W
duced to $10.
. AI l
I a home of your own in this f
Louse is all right only when it
a the home, there is a fascinatio
er than paying rent is a fact th
I man and woman are happiest i
nd their own home.
o buy a home and pay for it i
[ have for sale:
ne of these has plenty of oak tr
ied and at the right price.
djoining Mr. W. F. Ewart.
t to Mollohon Mfg. Co.
street, in one block of public square
g house. Price $2,500.
, within one blo::k of public square.
igh Point. Price $1,350.
y neighborhood. About six miles
! lot on Johnstone street.
L street, splendid location.
ton. Has three tenant houses, barn
?art of the Pope property.
rns'. These are reasonable pric
Newberry Cotton Mill.
L Harrington Street.
eet running from the Presbyterian
treet, near the Farmers' Oil Mill.
land, two tenant houses, barn and
)wn of Prosperity, S. C.
coed cottage, with a Reception Hall,
ie modern conveniences and is ve
he Churches and the business por
1 and front and back piazzas, elec
few shares of good stocks that will
~r annum without insurance or taxes?
.00 Coats re
00. ::: :
s reduced to