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VOL XLVI NO 15 NEWBERRY, S. C., F l. DAY. FEBRUARY 1. 1909. TW1CE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
HOUSE PASSES THE
TILIBUSTER ABANDONED AND
Bills Will in all Probability, Hang
Fire in the Senate Until Next
Columbia, February 17.-By a
vote of 58 to 40, tihe :house of repres
entatives of the State legislature to
night passed the State-wide proAiibi
tion bill, which thus marks the close
of a filibuster that has lasted for ser
eral days. This was aecomplished af
ter the adoption at the morning ses
sion of a compromise agreement be
tween the leaders of tie opposing
forces, reading as follows:
"That bill No. 660, (supply bill,)
be taken up on motion of Mr. Ruck
er, and be considered until 1 o'clock
"No frivolous motions to be made.
"At the hour of 1 o 'clock p. M.,
Bills Nos. 85 and 125, (prohobition
bills,) be taken up and disposed of
with all pending amendments without
any dilatory motions, or any motions
intended or designated for delay or
obstruction. That only bona fide
amendments be considered.
"That No. 520, (magistrate's bill,)
be considered immediately after the
other bills are disposed of.
"That Bills Nos. 660, 85 and 129
be disposed of this day."
For the better understanding of the
agreement, the numbers of the bills
referred to are better explained by
Messrs. M. L. Smith, John G. Rich
ards, C. A. Smith, J. P. Carey: A
bill to provide for the closing of the
several dispensaries in this State, and
for the sale of all stocks of liquors,
beverages, fixtures and 6ther proper
ity belonging to the several dispensar
Mr. M. L. Smith, et al: A bill to
pro'hibit the manufacture, sale, bar
ter, exchange, giving'away to induce
trade, the furnishing at public places
or otherwise disposing of alcohol,
spirtuous, vinous or malt liquors or
beverages, or other liquors or bever
ages by whatsoever name called.
which if drunk to excess will produce
intoxication, except for sale of alco
hol in certain cases upon certain con
ditions, and except :the sale of wines
for sacramental purposes, and to pro
vide penalties for the violation there
Ways and Means Committee: A bill
to raise supplies and make appropria
tions for tihe fiscal year' commienemng
Under thie terms of the agreement,
the general supply bill was rushed
through in ihalf an hour. It was sim
ple and easy to rush through the bill.
Tihen the remaining third reading
bills were rushed through. oh, so eas
ilr-. Under theC filibuster, it took an
hour to get a third reading through;
under the "azreement' with p)eace
suprem.e it too~k a mnute to pass a
third reading and get it into the en
rolling d.epartmnent or back to the
Mr. Gasque said he was entirely
non-partisan, lie wa.s for prohibition.
but he was absolutely opposed to tis
iold-up. He wanted the house to con
sider and pass upon. the general sup
ply bill, and be ready to go home Sat
>iday. He was disgusted with so
much delay and child-like business.
Mr. Richards begged Mr. Gasque
not to press his call ifr the supply
bill at this time. as he hoped to ar
range matters later on. As soon as
Mr. Gasque withdrew his motion, and
there ap)peared :to be a scrap on hand.
Mr. James Cosgrove, of Oharleston.
got the floor on a question of person
al privil-ege. Mr. Cosgrove started to
give the Genesis o. the question of
personal privilege, itR was bracing~
himlf-not on milk d*-y: for ,a two
hours' speeeh. ft bo:ok i hopeless.
Col. Cosgrove was talking and talk
ing. He would not submit. to ques
tion or interruptions, but Mr. Harrie
and Dr. Sawyer finally persuaded Mr.
Cosgrove to hold up and let Mr.
Rihards mnove to take ai recess for
tweny minutes in the hope of reach~i
ingt an agr,?eemet to take up) thle sup
py bil!. Mr. Cosgrove wa er,d
ed by this friend4 to let the recess men
tion be put, and :this was done,. and:
anoher omne.e was held to reach
a plail of preeedure. and this time, as
stated. alnd a1reen1L11i was reached
L;.,'1 Wvas earried olIt.
Agreement Carried Out.
The agreeieit to take up the
State-wide" prohibition bill was ad
hered to in every detail, and as soon
as it was taken up Mr. K. P. Smith
moved to table the bill. This brought
forth bhe first test vote. It was taken
without delay. There was no delay.
Tlhe vote stood:
Yea (to kill the bill) 43.
Nay (to pass the bill) 62.
Yeas-Speaker .Whaley. Amick,
Melvin J. Ashley, Ayer, Berg, Bow
man, Boyd, Browning, Carwile, Cok
r, Cosgrove, Dixon. doar. Duvall,
Isaac Ed.ards, Fraser, Fultz, Gar
ris, Glasscock, Griffin, Harris, Hugh
es, Hyd'rik, Irby, Jacksoij, Lane,
Lengniek, McMahan, Mar, Nuneiiy,
Patterson, Paulling, Sawyer, Seibels,
Simkins, Singleton, K. P. Smith, To
bias. Toidd, Vande.rHorst, Wiggins,
Williams. 0. D. A. Wilson, W. B.
Wilson, Jr., Wright-45.
Nays-Joshna W. Ashley, Bodie,
Bowers, Brice, Brown, W. D. Bryan,
Bunch, Cantrell. Carey, Carrigan,
Carter, Celey, Clary, Daniel, Dingle,
E. C. Edwards, J. P. Gibson, W. J.
Gibson, Graham. Green, Greer, Hall.
Hamer, Harmon, Wade C. Harrison,
Hines, Horger. Kibler, Lawsen, Lea
gue, Lee, McColl. McEaeheri. Me
Keown, Mann, Mauldin, Mobley,
Moseley, Nesbit, Nicholson, Niver, J.
G. Richards,.Jr., Ridgell, G. M. Riley,
W. L. Riley, Robevtson, Roessler, D.
C. Sanders, 0. L. Sanders, Scarbor
ough, B. A. Shuler, C. T. Sh.uler,
Chas. A. Smith, Stanley, Jared D.
Sullivan, P. P. Sullivan, Suydam,
Vaughn, Way, Wells, Whatley, Win
Pairs-Hillis, Foster, M. L. Smith,
Rucker; Gasque, Cothran: Suyd-am.
Leland: Utsey, Wade: Spears, Dick.
It will be noted that Messrs. F. W.
Bryan, J. R. Harrison, C. E. Stubbs,
Bus h. did not vote.
At 1 o'clock the famous bill 85 was
taken up. This is ithe famou's State
wide prohibition bill, and there was a
general and unanmious rush to get the
bill through. Georgetown wanted to
be exempt from the law. Mr. Mc
Mahan held that the prohibition ma
jority was accidental. The people of
the State had -never acted upon this.
State-wide law, and this temporary
majority, he argued. meant nothing.
He did not believe in forcing State
wide prohibtion on unwilling ecmr
mun ties. It would be unwise to force
prohibiton on unwilling counties. The
dispensaries have done much to en
courage prohibition senttiment but
the time is not ye.t ripe to force pro
hibition on such counties as Charles
ton and..Richland. He made a stren
uous. honest and ezrnest appeal to
let t;he county option plan be contin
ed.:to have the law forced upon them
before they~ are ready would be a ser
ious wrong. His purpose to exempt
Richiand was made in absolute sin
eerity. He made a sensible argu
menft wh tt-wide prohibitiont
sout'ld not he forced oni counties not
yet ready% for State-wide p)rohibition.
He moved ti insent Chiarleston.
Georgetown and Rie-bland in the ex
emptionus. Mr. Simkins was in accord
with McMahan, and argued in favor
of local option.
Mr. Doar made a fine presentation
ot the claims of Georgetown, and t'hat
they wanmted the county dispensatries
reaned. The people there are entire
ly and absolutely in favor of the
county dispensaries. He said the
counmty dispensa1ry had put the county
on practically a cash basis. George
town raised $60,000 from the dispen
sary and t;he county would have to
treble its :taxes to raise this muech
money. This bill would take away
the rights of the people and $60,000
in good mnoney. Hie made a strong
appeal to let matters stand a-s they
Adjournment for Dinner. ..
It wvas near the dinner hour, and
Mr. M. L. Smith moved thart the
house recede from business until to
night, wit-h the .nderstanding that a
fn:l vote would be taken at that
There had been stacks of amend
ments offered that were simply pro
n md the basis of roll calls. and
Pr ho llding t-he bill. but uinder the
:'2jeemnt all amlend(mnts that were
la se riously oftered were with
dra. Trim on amendment consid
ered was wlie0eir or n)t veit ail (,()IIH
tie.s should be exempted.
The iois. whieii o met imnight.
took tip the State-wide prhcfibition
bill. Mr. Dixon app(ised the bill.
and argled iII favor of l4cal ( option.
No prominrent Democrat fromn Jeffer
son down to BIvanl had ever support
ed mr advocated anV -mLp1Y)tu1ary law.
No real eminent writer on DeioAcracv
had ever favored sue.h a law. He
said Mr. Carey had brouglht the coun
ty dispensaries and lhe could not see
how 1.e had progressed so rapidly, as
to now want State prohibition. He
was utterly opposed to State-wide
Plea For Charleston.
Mr. Cosgrove, of Charleston, made
an earnest appeal to have CbarlestQn
aiid othev cotnities exempt from the i
providotii, of this bill. He regretted
tih:at no reasots 4ad bee,i as.signed
wily th State really iieeded t-his leg
islation. The only reasons heard were
high ideals, but they were not prae
tieal. It was an absolute tritth that
under conditions at Charleston, pro
hibition will fail in doing what is in
tended. In a matter of principle,
Charleston never counts the cost, and
she is not now C-ounting coit. If he
t?iught prohibition wul d do hat
is claimed for it. he, for one, would
favor tile law. 'r over a hundred
years Charleston has ihad a license
Charleston had been conducting an
orderly business 'ntil the dispensary
came along. Charleston 1had no dives,
but had legitimate family liquor stor
es. The illicit places, the blind tig
ers, came in .the wake of the dispen
sary. There were no "blind tigers"
before the dispensary. The city of
Chairleston has sixteen miles of wat
er front. It would be ridiculous to
try ito police it. Charleston has 35.
000 negroes. and they are not the best
class of negroes. With prohibition,
Charleston will have the worst sort
of low dives, and lie figured out that
tihis prediction was no idle dream. If
lie believed prohibiton would do any
good in Charleston he would support
it. Charleston has had sixteen years
of actual experien.ee. and knows that
illicit selling of liqumr cannot be
stopped. Prohibition can work no
miracle in Charleston. He related the
experienee of the world that prohi
bition doe' not prohibit.
Mr. C.gey For Prohibition.
Mr. Carey said he did not intend to
speak, but as it has been sugg'ested
that he was about to abandon ahis two
ear-old child, he felt it best to talk.
-e was a practical as well as the ora
torical prhibitionist. He came here
committed to the destruction of the
State dispensary. His policy was to
kill the snake and do so wvitdh as many
blows a.s necess-ary'. The first blow
was when the Sta:te dispensary w"as
killed. He believed thme people of the
State wanted p)rohibitioni. and wanted
it since~ 1892.
He w~as as mnuch ag'ainst the county
dispensaries as t he State dispenisaies.
He would rather see li,eense than ithe
State selling liquor, directly or indi
retly. Two years ago a Charleston
committee told shim they would r'ath
er have priiion t han tshe coLunty
dispensa'ries. Hie said if this system
is kept up, dry counities wxouild wa.nt
lquvr for' the imoniey in tihe business.
it is now all a matter' of prIofit. The
State is the unit inl legislation, as
much in the handling of' liquor as
in the liew' law or murder.
He saw 1no reason for the exception
of anyX county \. He earnestly pIroieit
ed :.iat in five yea rs t'he 0oonents of
prohibition wvould be thanking those
who p)assedl 1t 'Clw. He believed in
removing te:upitationis. To the old
men lie said th1ey could and should
drink near-beer and their soida water',
and then water' and water and plenty
of. water, old w:ater and t.hen keep it
O.n the mo tion to exempnt Charles
Iton. (eorgetowni andi( Ri(Shlanld, Mr.
IRichards mov~ed to table the amend
ment, and on this a yea and nay vote
was i or dered.
. Ye (:agait the exemption) J. WV.
A. bley Bod ie. Bowers. Bow~man,
P ra, Brice. Brown. WV. D. Bryan,
hnneh, C(antrell. iarey, Carrigan, Cel
ey. Clary, Daniel. IDinLgle. E. C. Ed
(ibsoni, (iraham, (ree.n. (Greer. Hll 1.
Hamer', Harmon, J. R. Harr'ison. WV.
C. H.son Hoiis, Hlrger. Irby.
K ibler, Liuwso n, Ad'ague. Lee. MetUll.
McEahern .\eKeon,Alaim. NMauld
inl, Mo14bley. M1oseleyv. _Neshin . Nichwl
so.Ni er. Richa;.rds. RidI.ell, G. -1.
Eilerv. NobertIsmi, Rzoes'ler, Snes
Scarbirough'11, 11. A. S-1,hnler. C. T. S1ihu1
er. C. A. Smith. Spears. Stanley. J.
1). Sullivan. P. ). Sullivan. Suydam,
V.augihan. Way. Whatley. Wingo,
Wrehe. Total 66.
Nav-Whaley, Amick, M. J. Ash
ley. Ayer. B1rowning. F. M. Bryan.
Bush. Carwile. Coker, Cosgrove,
Cothran. )ick, Dixon, Doar. Duvall,
I. Edwards, Foster, Fraser, Fultz,
Garris, (lasseock, Griffin. Harris,
Jackson. Lane, Lengniek, MeMahan,
Mars, Nunnery. Pattersoi, Paulling,
Sawyer. Simkins, Vander Horst.
Wade, Wells, Wiggins, Williams. 0.
D. A. Wilson, W. B. Wilson. Total 41.
Pairs-Carter and Seibels, Hines
And Tobias, K. P. Smith ai% Brown,
M. L. Smith and Rucker, Todd and
Wright. W. L. Riley and Hughes.
Mr. Roessler. of Charleston. was
the on1Y member from that county
voting gainst the ex-emption. By a
vote of 06 to 41 tihe exemption was
refused. All amendments looking to
exemptions were itherefore with
Mr. Irby propose(l ap amendment
looking to a vote by the people, a re
ferendim on two questions. No de
bate was allowed, 'the revious ques
tion having been ordered, thereby cut
ing off debate. The referendum was
killed by a vote of 60 to 37. Mr. Gair
ris had an amendment adopted cut
ting t1he pay of .the expert bookkeep
er from $10 to $5 per day. Bundle
after bundle of amendments in the
names of various members were with
drawn. Several hundred amendments
were offered early in the game, wihen
'the filbuster was in progress but in
good faith, they were withdrawn by
The house refused to exempt. the
couinties bordering on the Atlantic
Ocean, and refused to let the act go
into effect a year 'hence. The bill was
given its second reading with but one
amendment, ehanging $5 to $10.
Tihe bill as passed itonight is pub
The first of the series of prohibi
tion bills received its second reading
by a vote of 58 to 40. There were
eight pairs and nine members were
absent and not paired.
Thve vote on the final passage of
the bill was:
Yea-To pass the bill: J. W. Ash
ley, Bodie, Bowers, Brice, W. D. Bry
an. Bunch, Cantrell. Carey, Carrigan,
Coley, Clary, .Daniel, Dingle, Ed
wards. Gasque, J. P. Gibson, WV. P.
Gibson, Graham, Green, Greer, Hall.
Haner. Harmon, WV. C. Harrison,
Horger. Kibler, League. Lee. McEachi
er,. McKeown, Mann, Mauldin. Mob
ey. Mas eley, Nesbit.t, Niver, Rieih
ars, Ridgell, G. M. Riley, Robertso.n.
Roesi-r, Sanders. 0. L. Sanders.
Sarborough, B. A. Shuler. C. T. Shu
er. C. A. Smith. Spears, Stanley. J.
D. Sullivan. P. P. Sullivan, Utsey.
Va ughni. Way, Whatlecy. Wingo.
Nay- To kill the bill : Whaley,
Amick. M. .J. Ashley. Aver. Bowman.
Boyd, Browning. F. M. Bryan. Bush.
Ca:wie. C1oker, Cothran, D)ick. D)ix
on. Da:ar. Dunvall, I. Edwards, F'oster,
Fultz. Ga rris. Glasseock, (Griftin. Hiar
ris, J. R. Harrison. Hydrick. Irby,
Jackson, McMahan, Nunnery. Patter
on,m paullin'z. Sawyer, Simkins. Sin
gleton. Vander Horst. Wade. Wells,
Wigis, Williams, W. B. Wilson.
Pairs-Suydam and Lela-nd. Brown
and K. P. Smith. Niciholson and
Wrighit. McColl and Fraser, Lawson
and'Mars, W. L. Riley and Hughes.
Hines and Tobias. M. L. Smith and
Rucker, Carnter and Se-ibels.
Abnt and not voting-Berg. Cos
grove; Lane, Lengniek, Todd.
In this vote the pairs are given with
the first name stated being in favor
of the bill and the last opposed to it.
Thei companion bill providing for
State prohibiition was tihen adopted
wthoult a vote ofi discussion. One of
the hills provides for closing' the
cu~1ntv dlispenlsa-ries and tih e second(
prvie for ( I St ate-ide prohibition.
There was absolutely no fricti)n
dbte or* discussion and the two pro
hiibi tion bills went merrily on to their
(continued on page four.)
TROMAS S. SEASE
SUCCEEDS JUDGE HYDRICK
Judges R. Withers Memminger, Geo.
E. Prince and Ernest Gary Re
Elected Without Opposi
Solicitor Thos. S. Sease was on
Tesday without opposition elected
by the general assembly judge of the
7th judicial circuit, to succeed Judge
D. E. Hydrick, recently chosen asso
ciate justice, whose resignation as
judge of .the 7th ci.Lcuit takes effect
on April 15. Solicitor Sease was elect
ed to fill Judge Hydrick's unexpired
am, which expires in December, and
also for t'he full term of four years,
whierb begins in December.
Tbere had .been talk of opposition
to Mr. Sease, but when Senator Car
lisle nominated him there was no op
position. He was first elected for
the short :term and then for the full
term, beginning December 15, 1909.
The following judges were re-elect
ed for full terms:
Ninth Cireuit-R. Witiers Mem
minger, of Charleston.
Tenth Circuit-Geo. E. Prince, of
Fifth Circuit-Ernest Gary, of Co
Whien the unexpired term of Judge
Hydrick was put before the joint as
sembly, Senator Carlisle, in a slhort
speech, nominated Mr. Thos. S. Sease,
which was seconded by a number.
This was for the unexpired term and
without opposition he was declared
The term expires on December 15.
Under the ruling of the judiciary
Aommittee, the 'house could also elect
a judge for ithe 7th circuit for the
term of four years.
Senator Carlisle then nominated
Mr. Sease for the long term and with
()ut opposition lie was declared elect
Without opposition, Judge R. W.
Memnminger was reelected judge of
the Ninth JL,icial eircuit, being nom
inated by Senaitor Sinkler.
For judge of the Tenth circuit,
judge Geo. E. Prince, of Anderson,
was reelected, being nominated by
For judge of the Fift.h judicial cir
euit, Judge E-rnest Gary was reelect
ed without opposition on nomination
of Mr. McMahan.
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
The Comings and Goings of The Peo
pie Newherry''s Sister
Prosperity, Feb. 18.-Mrs. G. Y.
Hunter has gone to Saluda to attend
t:he wedding of Miss Carrie Mitehell.
Misses Lillie May and Ruby Rus
sell have returned from a visit to
Mrs. Roseoe Shealy spent several
days of last week with Mrs. Wheeler,
Mrs. C. G. Barrier and little Clar
enee Young made a week-end visit to
Mrs. G. WV. Wright, of Langley 's,
was the guest of Mrs. Keeps over
Mr. Geo. H. Wise, of Saluda. who
has had a serious aattack of heart
trouble, is much improved.
Miss Jessie Loriek visited Miss
Mary Lizzie Wise last week.
Miss Annie Singley caine up to at
tend Miss Julia Schumipert 's valen
Mr. Geo. D. Brown made a week
end visit to Due West last week.
Mrs. Harmon and Miss Groseclose
made a short trip to Columbia this
Mrs. W. A. Moseley wen,t North
Monday to pure;hase a stylish stock of
The Ladies' Aid Society will give
an oyste r supper at the Auditorium
We were pleased to see (Col. and
'1e.. .! ton our streets W~ednesday.
A new 'phone line extending to Mr.
21:oini! Whee~ler 's residence has just
- '... Brg of Florence, spent
Snav at Dr. Lutbher's.
On Friday evening, the 26th inst.,
t.he Merry Maids will repeat their*
Minstrel. The new songs are newer
and fatchier than before, and the
jokes. they will spea-k for themselves.
The Palmetto Club was most highly
.entertained by Mrs.. Moseley, Friday
afternoon. Hosts of elever. original
missives were -read and enjoyed. Red
ibearts were festooned from every
niche and eornir. In an archery con
test with' a heart for the target, Mrs.
Whvce. was the successful contestant.
Miss Della Bowers receiving the con
solation prize. Both prizes were val
Mrs. Sara Calmes has gone to
Northern markets to lay in 'her spring
stock of millinery.
We are sorry Taft overlooked our
metropolis on his Southern tour. We
were prepared to dine him upon his
favorite Billy 'Possum.
A sad death oeeire near here od
Tuesday when Mrs. George Dominick,
nee Nannie Cook, passed to the land
9' the leal, Mrs. Dominick had been
maried just about a year. She 'had
been sufering for some time witU'
gall-stone, and despite the best treat
ment of nurses -and physicans she
had to succumb at last. She leaves a
host of relatives -and friends.
Miss Julia Sehumpert's party o
Friday evening was quite a suecess,
It was a "hearty" affair all around.
Strings of them were every where.
The amusement pertained to hearts
and tihe refreshments were heart
sh-aped, in fact, every thing tended
ito gladden the !hearts of all partici
One of our cotton buyers -said yes
terday that some cotton is being sold,
but most of the planters are retaining
theirs in the hopes of getting -ten
Mr. J. D. Quattlebauni has gone to
Fairfield to spend several days.
Messrs. Jas. Wessin-er and Jno.
Eargle, prominent citizens of Peak,
were in the cilty Wednesday.
Through 'the kindness of Mr. S. D.
Duncan the young people of the town
a-re enjoying a ska:ting rink in ihis un
The Prosperity Stock company has
just completed a new warehouse on
the Southern railway.
Mr. G. W. Kinard is adding sev
eral rooms to his residence on Elm
Mr. Thos. Stockman. who was oper
ated on for appendicitis a short while
ago was in itowh this week. We are
glad to see him.
Mr. Wilbur Wheeler. of Greeig
wood, was in the city this week.
Mr. Luther Boozer. of Kinards.
visited tbis brother, Mr. Matthew
Boozer last week.
Mr. Goldsmith Long. a prominent
drummer, of Greenville. spent Sunday
nnd Monday here.
Tehe Medical Association held a
meeting here last Friday.
Messrs. Burlev and Press Hawkins
have gone to Florida 'to visit relatives.
Mr. HTerm-va Werts is dist-har'ging the
anti'en of R. F. D. No. 2 in Mr. Hawk
A t the narsonaee recently Mr.
R'-N-" Stookm'an andl Miss Maud
Mills were nnited inl wedlock hv 'Rev.
Mr. Kreps in hi.; usual free and ac
Mrs. Ethel Biekley has accepted
thle nosition of matron in the Colum
ia .hioeite'l. whiech nosition we feel
sure she will fill very acceptably.
We re.joice in the good fortune of
one of our former townsmen, Hon.
Thbos. Se'ie. who has been elected
indze. We feel sure that he will fill
thia ofine as ereditably na the former
responsible ones he has held.
Provided for an Investigation of the
ton Beer Matter.
'rhe an'ote on MonTh.v killed th'e
hill of Senator~ Otts to urovide for an
investien tion of the va rione county
a;2.14 The vote on the meas
re was 15 to 13. Tibis means thait
fo.'a-1t (i ,nsaries will not be
n1~~1retipEd this snmmer. it beine the
~enge of th'e consate that the dimepn
sr'v quditor & fnil nowe' to mnake
an inriieinin necesr.