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DR. CROMER AND PROHIBITION.
Letter Prom Dr. Cromer tb News
'and Courier, and the Latter's
Inasmuch as The Herald and News
publi;hed the dispatch in the News
and Courier friom St. George giv
iwi an zerm-ii -f Dr. Geo. B. Cro
mer's peeb tpchre. the following let
er fr- )r. Cromlier to the News
and Courier, and the News and Cou
rer's editorial comment thereon,
THE TAXPAYER OR THE TIGER1
Dr. Cromer is "a Local-Option Pro
To the Editor of The News and Cou
rier: "A former member of a board]
Of control is said to have drawn thi
contrast between Greeinville and Char
teston: In Greenville when they catel6
a blind tiger they put him on the
chain gang; in Charleston when they
catch a blind tiger they put him or
the grand jury." That is what I said
at Georgetown. and again at St.
George; but your correspondent at
each place failed to catch the first
part of it. I do not state a thing likE
that as a fact unless I know that it iE
a fact or I have prof of it. I do not
know where they put blind tigers ir
'Greenville. or in Charleston. or wheth
er They catch them at all. And I stated
in a recent correction in your papei
that the reference must have been tc
grand juries of the "former times."
I did say at St. George that one of
the severest shocks that Charlestor
has felt since the great earthquake
was the recent report of the grand
j"ury. taking the City Council to task
for failure to enforce the liquor laws.
The Newberrv statistics: The re
port of the chief of police showed fox
the first three mon-ths of 1905 undei
the dispensary law. 171 arrests, 40 of
which were for drunkenness, and fox
the first three months of 1909, unde:i
prohibition, 57 arrests. 4 of whieh
were for drunkenness.
As to tax-dodging: I was not dis
lcussing the tax-dodger. I have no rea
,on to suppose that in this respect the
Ioeople of Charleston are sinners above
the rest of our taxpayers. I was an
-sweriig your argument that the death
of the dispensary would entail a
heavy loss of revenue, and I said let
the people pay .t.axes on their property
and let the people of Charleston pay
taxes on the millions that they have
on deposit in their banks. The main
'point was that it is better to support
'the government by taxation than 'by
:engaging in a business that debauches
the manhood of the community.
I am a local-option Prohibitionist,
'but not a "crazy Prohibitionist."' I
do not abuse those who disagree with
me, and I do not try to promote the
cause of temperance by making in
tempera-te statements in my speeches.
I am fully aware that t:he millenni.um
'nas not come, even in Newberry; but
I1 am doing what I can to impress
~upon our officeials the fact that while
you "can not make men good by
legislation," you can, by vigorous en
forcement of the law, make it mighty
uncomfortable for them to be bad.
Geo. B. Cromer.
,Newbei ry, July 21.
'The Taxpayer or the Tiger?
Editorial -in News and Coudier.
The Hon George B. Cromer, of
Newberry,. has been making some very
-effective speechies in behalf of pro
.hibition at different points in the
State. He repeated .in -his speech at
St. George the other day what a for
mermember of the Board of Control
had said in making a contrast be
tween Greenville and Charleston:.
"In Greenville when th'ey catch a
blind tiger they put him on the chain
gang; in Charleston when they cateh
a blind tiger they put rim on the
*We 'have a letter from Dr. Cromer
'to-day in which he says that our cor
-r-aspo,ndent at Georgetow.n where he
'had made the sam'e stat ement, and our
coorrespondent at St. George also had
failed to catch the first part of his
.statement; .that is .to say, what a for
mer 'member of the Board of Control
'ad said about Greenville .and Char
'leston, and now we are told by Dr.
"Cromer: "I do not state a thing like
that as a fact unless I know it is a
\ fact or I have proof of it." But, did
'not Dr..Cromner really make this state
\ment for the purpose of impressing
ipon his audiences that it was a fact,
~ n;a 'that he 'intended it to have all
t.he force of a fact in employing it
'in the course of 'his speech i! If he did
not believe it was a fact why did he
say it i! If he believed, as he now
says, that the reference must have
been made by a member of the Board
of Control to grand juries of the for
'mer times, why was it used apparent
'lv with the purpose, and certalaly
with the effect. of making Georgetown
and St. G'eorge people believe that the
condition described by a former mem
ber of a Board of Control is the con
dition now existing in the City ol
Dr. Cromler tells us that he is a
"local-option prohibitionist;" so are
we. He tells us that he is not a
"crazy prohibitionist;" neither are
we. He tells -us further that he does
not "try to promote the cause of
temperance by making intemperate
statements in my speeches." and that
hei isfully aware that the millen
n1ni hias not comie." He also tells
us that he was not discussing the tax
dodgers. but that in suggesting that
"the people of Charleston pay taxes
-on .the minions that they have on de
posit in t,heir banks' he was only
answering our argument. Did Dr.
Cromer also make this statemnt as a
fact, or simply for the purpose of car
rying out his local option ideas of
prohibition? Has he any proof that
the people of Charleston do not pay
taxes on their millions ? We think
,they do. If we are not mistaken they
pay certainly a very fair proportion
of the taxes for the support of the
State government besides paying
enormous taxes for the support of
t.neir own city government, something
like $700,000 a year in city taxes. for
example. We agree with Dr. Cromer
as to what he calls "the main point;"
that -is to say, "it is better to support
the government by taxation than by
[engaging in a business which de
bauches the manhood of the country,"
but nobody in Charleston except the
illicit traffickers in intoxicating li
quors, who are now "'local option pro
bibitionists," has ever encouraged
any business that would debauch the
manhood of this community.
We are really indebted to Dr. Cro
mer, however, for his suggestion as
to the payment of taxes on the mil
lions that are now on deposit in our
banks. Possibly the way in which he
has presented this feature of <his ar
gument at Georgetown and at St.
George for prohibition in the town of
Charleston, may have the effect of ex
citing some interest on the part of the
taxpayers of this community in the
contest whioh will be decided at the
election next month. The issue -has not
been changed. It is the Taxpayer or
GROOM CONrESSES KILLING.
James W. Robinson, Arrested in Den
ver While on Honeymoon, Ad
mits Deed at Bride's Behest.
Denver, July 23.-,Jamnes W. Rob
inson, who was areste~d here yesterday
on suspicion of being J. L. Byrd,
wanted in Memphis, Tenn., for the
murder, in 1907, of Jos. Black, a shoe
*dealer of that city, to-day confessed
he was the murderer. Byrd was mar
ried two weeks ago at Colorado
Springs and with hbis bride was en
joyinig his honeymoon at Denver.
Robinson confessed at the behest
of his bride.
After the chief of police had ques
tioned Robinson for some time, Mrs.
"Jimmie, if you are the man, tell
them. It will make no difference to
me, because I will strick by you no
'matter what- the circumstances.''
Robinson, white and shaking, then
"Ohief, I am -the man you want. I
killed Black because I thought my life
was in danger. We engaged in an ar
gument over a baseball bet and he
started towards me with an open
knife in his hand. I seized t.he only
weapon at hand, a shoe stretcher, and
stguck him over the head with it. I
ddnot mean to kill him.''
Rev. R. A. Sublett, of Greenville,
Is Heir to Many Millions.
Greenville, July 22.--The Rev. R.
A. Sublett, of thbis city, is about to
come into a great inheritance of some
millions of dollars, and his many
friends here are awaiting with in
terest t,he outcome of the contest for
the great Western estate, to which
~the Rev. Mr. Subiett is said to be an
-Mr. Solomon Sublett was one-of the
richest men of -the great Western
country, some fifty years ago, and his
estate was valued at some $30,000,000
to $40,000,000. The estate was located
n the heart of Kansas City, Jefferson
City, and St. Louis. Mr. Solomon
Sublett was survived by his wife. His
will stated that she should 'hold his
fortune in -hand until she died. She
married again, and, as the will pro
vided, her daughter fell heir to the
vast estate. The will further stated
that, should the daughte'r or heir die
%vithout other heirs, the estate should
revert back to the family, and this
has been the case. The estate thus
wntotwo brot,hers of Solomon Sub
lett. one of whom was the great
grandfathier of the Rev. R. A. Sub
lett, of Greenville. It is in this way
that the lineage is traced and it is
through this channel that the Rev.
'dr.. Sublett expects to c'lainm the am
The estate is now valued at prrah
ably $40.000.000 or over. and it is un
derstlood that only a few heirs are
making claimns fitor it. T11's will make
the share which will revert to the
Rev. Mr. Sublett of this city a large
one, and his many friends here are
.interested in the success of the well
PROPOSES NEW JIM CROW LAW
Georgia Legislator Would Have Sep
arate Compartments in the
Atlanta, July 23.-The first Jim
Crow bill of the season va.; intro
duced in the Georgia State Legislature
to-day by Senator Woomble. It pro
vides that all street ear companies
operating in the State must provide
separate compartments for blacks.
Under existing laws, the blacks must
ride in the rear of the coaches. hut
there is tio partition requireil in the
0. K. Letter Writing.
Having summoned the new and
very winsome stenographer, Horatio
Bingleworth, who was a director in
more than a dozen great commercial
"Mv wife has gohe to Florida for
six weeks and I ihave promised to
write to her every day. I haven't time
to dictate a letter to her now, but you
,can write one, I suppose, without that.
Just fix it up and bring it to me for
Twenty minutes later the lovely
stenographer returned to the private
office and placed a sheet of paper be
fore the great magnate. Picking it up,
My Darling:-It gives me great
pleasure to turn aside from the exact
ing demands of business and give up
all my thoughts to you. I am glad to
say, dearest, that I am feeling quite
well, but oh, it is very lonely here
without you. I cannot tell you how I
miss the souid of your sweet voice,
and how I long to look into your love
ly eyes-to gaze upon your beautiful
countenance. The day seems terribly
long since you have gone. I don't
know how I shall be able to live
through the six aw.ful weeks that must
elapse before you are to return to my
cager arms. You must make u.p your
mind now, sweetheart, to come back
to me the moment your time is up.
I cannot permit you to remain away
an hour longer than the period which
we agreed upon when you started. I
am hungaring for a glimpse of you,
my love. I think of nothing but you.
Waking or dreaming, I''
''Say,'' Mr. Bingleworth suddenly
exlaimed, dropping the letter and
turning toward the lovely stenogra
pher, ''what kind of a chump do you
think I am, anyhow? Is that the way
ou ld think I'd write to my wife if I
had to do it myself ?'
''I-I don't know,'' the beautiful
stenographer answered. "You didn 't
tell me what to say and 1' wrote it as
I thought I'd like to have you write
if-if the lette,r was intended for
"Hm !-well, in that ease, you
might tell them to move your desk
Iin here beside mine. I shall have so
much dictating to do that it will be
necessary to have you very near me.
And write another letter. Don't
spread it on so thick, or she '11 get.
suspicious arid hurry back.-Chicago
He Soon Fixed That.
Governor Handley told the other
day how he happened to select Hen,ry
Andrae for penitentiary warden.
"One day Henry and I were out
sleigh riding, an old negro driving.
We passed the penitentiary and the
mansion provMded for the warden. I
asked Henry if -he ever had thoughtI
of being warden. He said he didn't
know that he had.
"illell, do you think you could
filtebill?' I asked.
"'Yes.' Henry ,replied. 'I could.'
" 'But' I said, 'there is one vital
objection to your appointment.'
"Henry looked somewhat puzzled
and not ~a little disappointed. I
gointed over to the warden's mansion.
" 'You're not married, Henry!' I
" 'Ho! Is that the objection'?' he
"Just then the old dar'key drove
over a rough place and the sleigh
turned over. We were dumped out in
the deep snow. I got up sputtering
snow, but Henry disregarded the acci
dent altogether. He looked me in the
'eye and said: 'I'll fix that right away,
"And Andrae did fix it, for the
ceremony took place the other day."
A. Method of Eradicating the Wild
The Office of Farm Management.
United States Department of Agri
eulture. has now ready for distribu
tion a circular giving a detailed dis
eussion ot the wild onion problemn
and outlining a plan whereby~ the pest
can be exterminated. This eirealar
vil be sent free to any person re
The Knee Length Sleeveless Kind
Whether you lead a strenu
ous life or not, our Summer
Underwear has several unex
pected comforts in store for,
you-Roomy Comfort and the
BELTS - - 25c. t-> $1.00
SHIRTS 50c ,$1.00 to $1.50
COLLARS in quorter sizes'
I5c. each, two for a Quart r.:
I will give a barbecue Aug 20, at
Mr. R. H. Burton's place six miles
from town, known as Mr. George
Sligh's home, near Beth Eden. Speak
ing on good roads; amusement for
T. H. Cromer.
On the tenth day of August, we
will hold an election for cotton weigh
er at Prosperity. All applications
ust be handed in on or before the
fifth day of August to the ~under
igned committee and must be accom
anied with one dollar.
J. A. C. Kibler,
J. S. Nichols,
J. B. Dominick,
Barbecue at St. Paul's.
We, the undersigned, will give a
first class ba-beeue at St. Paul's
hurch Friday, July 30, 1909. A large
attendance is desired.
A first class dinner guaranteed to
all who attend t.his barbecuie.
Come one, come all, and enjoy the
J. Walter Richardson.
ARBECUE BACHMAN CHAPEL.
On August 12th there will be a bar
becue at Bchman Chapel church for
he be!lefit of the church. Refresh
nents-:ce cream and lemonade-will
be served by the ladies of the congre
~ation. Mrs. Jimmie Epps being at the
head of this. There will be some
speaking on subjects of public in:erest
Come, all who will and help a cause
worthy of your help.
A teacher for Central school. Sal
r $40.00. Term 5 or 6 months. Ap
plicants apply to either of the under
5igned on or before August 1, 1909.
P. 0. W. Setzler,
J. A. Counts,
L. A. Sheely,
Pomaria, S. C.
ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING.
The annual school meeting of New
berry school district will be held in
he ceourt house on Friday, July 30,
1909, at 10 a. m. to hear the annual
report of the treasurer of the Newber
ry graded schools.
F. N. Martin,
J. M. Davis, President.
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One $450 Piano $285
One 435 Piano 325
Two 400 Pianos 275
Two 375 Pianos 225
Two 325 Pianos 205
One 309 Piano 185
One 300 Piano 165
Call on or write for
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EVERYTHING IN MUSIC
Schedules Effective June 20th, 1909.
Northbound . Departures from New
berry, S. C.
8:57 a. m., No. 15, daily, for Ander
son, Greenville and intermediate
oints connecting at Greenville for
Atlanta and points North. Arrive at
Anderson 12:24 noon, Greenville 1:15
2:48 p. m., No. 11, daily, to Ander
son, Greenville and intermediate
points, connecting at Greenville for
Atlanta and points north. Arrive An
derson 6:14 p. m., Greenville 6:55 p m.
1:40 p. mn., No. 18, daily, for Co
lubia, Cha.rleston, Augusta and in
trmediate points. Arrive Columbia,
:25 p. mn. Charleston 8:45 p. m. Au
usta, 9:35 p. mn.
8:47 p. mn., No. 16 daily, for Co
unbia, Charleston and intermediate
oints. Pullman sleeper from Colum
ia, arrive Columbia 10:35 p. mn.
'harleston, 8:15 a. mn.
Summ~er Excursion tickets now on
For further,. information, apply to
tiket agents, or,
C. H. Ackert,
V. P. & G. M., Washington, D. C.
W. H. Tayloe, 1
G. P. A., Washington, D. C.
J. L. Meek,
A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga.
W. E. McGee,
T. P. A., Augusta, G.
OTICE TO SEWER CONTR AC
Sealed proposals will be received
y the undersigned at Newberry, S.
C., until Tuesday, August 10th, at 1".
o'clock noon, for the extension 'of the
ater and sewerage system in the city'
f Newberry. Plans and specifica-'
ons will be ready by July 24th, and
ay be seen at the office of the board
f public works, Newberry, S. C., or
ay be obtained from the consulting
agineers at Columbia, S. C., on de-j
posit of $25.00, as a guarantee that!
hey will be promptly returned. The
ght is reserved to reject any oral
M. L. Spearmnan,
W. F. Ewart,
Chas. E. Sumer,
Commissioners of Public Works,
Newberry, S. C.
Wilson, Soinpayrac & Urquhart.
Columbia, S. C.
nivesty of Soutb Carolina.
Schools of Arts, Science, Education,
Law, Engineering, and
Ten different courses leading to
he degrees of A. B. and B. S
College fees, room and light $66.
Board $12 per month. Tuition re
mitted in special cases.
Forty-two scholarships, e a c i
worth $100 in cash and free tuition. t
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Our thousands of satisfied cus
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If you are contemplating the pur
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Has cured itch magically for others
-n Newberry and will cure for vou.
For sale at
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NEWBERRY UNION STATION
Arrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. .
Sunday May 30, 1909.
No. 15 for Greenville .. .8.57a.m.
No. 18 for Columbia .. ..1.40 p.m.
go. 11 for Greenville .. ..2.43 p.m.
go. 16 for Columbia .....8.47 p.z
. C.,N. & L. R.V
*No. 22 for Columbia .. ..8.47 a.m
No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.m.
Nn- -3 for 'olumbia .. . 3.20 p.m,
'No. 21 for Laurens . ..7.25 p.m..
* Does not ran on Sunday
T i time tahl shows the times a
which trains may be expoeted to de
part from this station, but their ds
parture is not guaranteed and the
time shown is subject to choange with
G. L. Rbinson,
DHARLSTON & WESTERN CAR.
Schedule in efect May 31, 1908.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
Ar. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
r_. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m..
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 pa..
Ar. Hendersonville 7:45 p.m.
Ar. Asheville .8:50 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) -2:32 p.m.
Ar. Greenwood 3 33& p.m.
Ar. McCormiek 4:33, p.m.
Ar. Augusta 6:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Par(ar Car line be
tween Augusta~ and Asheville. Trains
Ros. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
l'hursdays and Saturdays, leave
Asheville M&ondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
a~ther companies, are given as- infor
enation, and are not guaranteed.
Gen. Pass. Ag?.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
"Menvil1e. S C..
BLUE RIDGE SCHEDULES.
to. 18, leaves Anderson at 6.30 a.
:n.. for connection at Belton wital
Roiithern for Greenville.
No. 12, from WaIhalla. leaves An
lerson at 10.15 a. in., for connection
at Belton with Southern Railway for
No. 20. leaves Anderson at 2.20
3. mn.. for ~nnnections at Belton with
Southern Railway for Greenville.
No. 8, daily except Sunday, from
Walhalla arrives Anderson 6.24 p.
ni.. with connections at Senena with
Southern~ Railway from points south.
No. 10, from Walhalla, leaves An
lerson at 4.57 p. mn., for.epnnections
it Belton with Southern Railway for
3reenville and Columbia.
No. 17, arrives at Anderson at 7.50
L. in., from Belton with connections
No. 9, arrives at Anderson at 12.24
. in., from Belton with connections
'rom Greenville and Columbia. Goes
No. 19, arrives at Anderson eat 3.40
. in., from Belton with connections
No. 11. arrives at Anderson at
i.29 p. in., from Belton with con
iections from Greenville and Colum
sia. Goes to Waihalla.
No. 7, daily except Sunday, leaves
Lnderson at 9.20 a. in., for Walhalla,
rith connections at Seneca for loeal
Nos. 17, 18, 19, and 20 are mixed
rans between Anderson and Belton.
Nos. 7 and S are local
rains, carrying passengers, be
ederson and Walhalla and be
Galhalla an2~ Andersor.