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SENATOR OTTS HAS BILL TO
SUBMIT QUESTION TO PEOPLE
It is Stated That the Prohibitionists
Will Not Give Up Fight on the
What will doubtless create some sur
prise among followers of the whiskey
legislation in this State is a bill that
was introduced in the senate last
Thursday by Senator Otts, leader of
the prohibition fight in the senate.
The measure provides for an election
to be held on the question of whiskey
or no whiskey next August.
The first question that naturally
arises in this connection is this:
"'Does the bill introduced by Sena
tor Otts indicate that .the prohibi
tionists acknowledge that they are de
feated in the fight or are doubtful of
the issue?" However, Senator Otts
stated yesterday that all the prohibi
tion measures would be fought out
and that the bill just introduced does
not indicate that there will be any
let up in the fight for State-wide pro
The bill of Senator Otts provides as
''Section 1. That a special election
in this State shall be held on the last
Tuesday in August, 190a, for the pur
pose of determining the question of
State prohibtion or county dispensa
ries as now established by law.
"See. 2. The said election shall be
held under the provisions of the sev
real laws: Provided, That the books
of registration shall close 30 days be
fore the special election herein au
"Sec. 3. That there shall be but
one ballot box at each precinet and
the electors voting for "State prohi
bition' shall vote a ballot on which
are printed or written the words, 'for
State prohibition,' and those opposed,
or voting for 'county dispensaries, as
now established by law," shall vote a
ballot on whieh are printed the words,
'for county dispensaries as now estab
lished by law,' and if a majority of
those voting at said election shall vote
'for State prohibition,' then all the
dispensaries throughout the State
shall be closed on the first day of Oc
tober, 1909, but if a majority of those
voting at such election shall vote 'for
county dispensaries as now establish
ed by law,' then all county dispensar
ies now established shall remain until
disestablished, as now provided by
"Sec. 4. Nothing in this act shall
be construed to repeal any penalty or
punishment or fine for the illegal sale,
bottle exchange or handling of contra
band liquors, and all 'the pr'rnions.
duties, obligations now imposed upon
State, county and municipal officers
are hereby declared to be of and re
main in force and effect.
"Sec. 5. All acts and parts of acts
inconsistent with this act be, and the
same are hereby, repealed."
THE STATE DISPENSARY.
Additional Plans for Winding Up Its
Senator Christensen has introduced
a bill to provide for the further de
tails of winding up the State dispen
sary. It was decided last year to sell
the old rum shop for $75,000. There
were no offers at tha.t price. The new
bill provides that the property may
be rented. It is also provided that if
necessary $5,000 may be expended in
repairs. The remainder of the act
' Sec. 2. That each member of the
State dispensary commission shall. af
ter January 1, 1909, receive $5 per
day and actual expenses for such time
as may be necessary for completing
Swinding up the affairs of the State
dispensary, and the same shall be
paid in the manner heretof~ore provid
ed by law.
"See. 3. That the governor is here
by authorized and empowered to'
fill the vacancies now existing, or
that may hereafter exist, in the State
dispensary commission heretofore
reated by law, and to remove any
member of said commission whenever
he may deem i.t for the publie ir'tovred
to do so.''
COMPULSORY ACT IS REPORTED
Substitute Measure Before House to
Mr. Ayer, forsthe committee on ed
ucation presented a report by substi
tute for the compulsoryv education
bills of Messrs. Fultz and McMahan.
The substitute was prepared by these
two, gentlemen as a combination and
compromise on the:;e two bills, which
were withdrawn. It is liberal in its
provisions, but is a decided step to
wards compulsory education and puts
South Caroljin in line for improve
All children, between 8 and 12
years of age, are obliged to attend
school except those apprenticed to u.e
ful trades, or who are in domestic ser
vice or working for wages on f-irms.
Children may be excused from attend
ing school for reasons indorsed by
trustees and accepted by the county
board of education. They may at
tend public or private school or be
taught at home if approved by dis
trict trustees. They will not be re
quired to attend school if residing
more than three miles from the
school, unless conveyance is provided
by the trustees.
If a child be absent without excuse
and after notice to parent or guard-.
ian by one or more members of the
board for two days in a week, parent
or guardian deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor. Trustees are required to
furnish statistics to county boards of
all .children in districts whether at
tending school or not, with excuses
for those not attending, setting forth
race, sex and estimates or actual age.
The committee is understood to be
generally favorable, but one or two
members reserve their right to oppose
it on the floor when it comes up for
PRESS COMMITTEE MEETS.
Programme for Next Annual Meet
ing of State Association Con
Columbia, February 5.-The execu
tive committee of the South Carolina
Press Association held a meeting here
today for the purpose of outlining a
programme of the next annual meet
ing, which is to be held in Greenville
the latter part of May or during the
early part of June, the exaet date not
yet having been determined. Thos
present were: Col. E. H. Aull, presi
dent; Col. William Banks, vice presi
dent; Col. August Kohn, treasurer;
Mr. R. L. Freeman, secretary, and
Executive Committeeman C. M. Gal
loway. A tentative programme was
arranged, which will be announced at
a later date. The Hon. Legrand G.
Walker, of Georgetown,' was elected
as the- annual orator. Other distin
guished speakers will be invited.
President Aull was appointed a
committee of one to make arrange
ments suitable to the people of Green
ville. A. K.
LEVER WANTS CANNON.
Asks Congress to Loan South Caro
lina Four "Napoleon"
Washington, February 6.-Repres
etative Lever is anxious to have the
Federal government supply four ' Na
poleon" guns, carriages and cannon
balls to the State of South Carolina,
and accordingly has introduced a te
solution to this effect. Recent1y the
governmaent has been loaning ;omne of
its discarded guns to the different
States upon authority of congress. If
the present request is granted these
guns will probably be shipped to Co
lumbia and placed in the State House
TAFT TALKS AT PANAMA.
Tels Canal Workers to Disregard
Criticisms in United States.
-Panama, February 4.-William H.
Taf.t made an address today to a
large gathering of canal employees
and members of t.he Isthmian Red
Cross society. He said that the pres
ent conditions of the work, and the
progress made were a source of the
greatest satisfaction to him and t.hat
the engineers who accompanied him
had been impressed with the organiza
tion and the spirit of energy prevail
ing throughout the entire force. He
spoke favorably of the great amount
of work done every day, and then he
cautioned his hearers against worry
ing about lying reports and criticisms
mn thle United States 'ay irresponsible
writers. The American people were
going to build the canal, Mr. Taft said
Congress knew the temper of the peo
pl and the appropriations would be
ample to complete the eanal by 1915
if not before. Mr. Taft today review
ed the nine miles of the Culebra cut
from the hills at Empire, while the
eniners of his pat inspected the
channel leading into the Pacific en
trance of the canal.
WILL FOSTER HANGED.
Negro Murderer, to the Last Profess
ing Innocence, Pa.ys Penalty
Spartanburg. Feb. 5.--Deelaring
with his last breath that he was inno
ent of the murder of John Young,
for which crime he was to pay the
death penalty, Will Foster, colored,
was hanged here today. The execu
tion took plaeg in the county jail and
was witnessed by only a few persons.
Foster wenlt to the seaffold with a
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Capital $50,000 . - - - Surplus $30,000
No Matter How Small, 1,e Matter How Large,
The Newberry Savings Bank
vill give it careful attention. This message
ipplies to the men and the women alike.
JAS. McINTOSH. i. E NORWOOD,
CH ARACT ERS
THE MOCK(COURT TRIAL
As there is a general desire on the part of our people iT
to know who are to participate in the interesting
proceedings connected with the : : ::::
Breach of Promise Trial
to be given under the auspices of
THD BACLELOR MnAIDS
In the New Court House, on
Friday Evening, Feb. 12th
We publish the list in full. As will be observed, with
the exception of Col. Newton, they are all well known
people who need nogintroduction to our readers.
Wherever similar entertainments have been given under
the direction of the present management, their success
has been phenomenal,[and it is not likely that Newberry.
lacks the material to give the affair a liveliness and
piquancy equal to the best.
The following is the make-up of the court:
Judge-W. H. Hunt, Esq.
Clerk--J. C. Goggans.
Plaintiff-Mrs. R. D. Wright.
Defendant-Prof. Chas. Kieklighter.
Defendant's Attorney-G. B. Cromer, Esq.
Prosecuting Attorney-Col. A. V. Newton of
Court Officer-M. L. Spearman.
Court Crier-Dr. E. C. Jones.
Sheriff-M. M. Buford.
Witnesses--Miss Blanch Davidson, Miss Camile Evans,
John M. Kinard, Dr. J. M. Kibler, R. H. Wright.
Jurors --Maj. A. J. Gib%on, Dr. C. D. Weeks, W A.
McSwain, S. B. Jones, Dr. F. R. Hunter, Dr R. Z.
Thomas, J. B. Mayes, J. A. Burton, R C. Perry,
A. T. Brown, John Wicker.