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TWO-ql AllTS-d~MONTH bill
CHARGED WITH DYNAMITE
Measure imitiiigr the Amount of Alcohol
to Re Shipped Into SS.ite Is
Radical in Provisions.
W. J. Cormack in The Record.
The prohibitionists had and still
havp a wonderful legislative machin
ery in the general assembly, but their
i enthusiasm for their cause seems to
have gotten the better of their judgment
and has caused them to pass a
bill that is loaded with so much political
dynamite that the placing of it
on the statute books may cause the
people of South Carolina to blow up
whnlp movement at the polls next
summer and decapitate the heads of
its sponsors.
Senate No. 733 anl house 1539, in^
troduced in the upper body by its author,
Howard B. Carlisle, senator from
Spartanburg county, has passed both
branches of the general assembly and
is now with the committee on free
conference, the senate having refused
to agree to certain amendments tack-j
ed on by the house.
The bill has had a remarkable ca
reei- in its passage?remarkable in
tha* very few of the members took
ihe trouble iO read the measure. And
some of them now are regretting it. j
i
The steam roller process was employed
to crush the bill through the
legislature, particularly in the hous*5,
where Wednesday debate on th?,
measure was peremptorily shut off by j
proponents of the measure. And it is
a bill, think those that have since
read it, that should have had the full-,
oot oYnro?ion from all sides because i
of the radical and dangerous provi-i
sions hid in its ten pages of printed
matter.
To illustrate the lack of attention
paid to the measure by the members: j
While the writer was not present durr
ing the debate in the senate, he has
it on unimpeachable authority that,1
upon being asked by a senator who j
said that he had not read the measure
now it differed from the original
f gallon a month law, the author, Senator
Carlisle, claimed the only "ma
terial" difference was the provision
requiring the common carrier tb reg*
ister with the probate judge or the
clerk of court monthly the names of
those mat had purchased liquor and
that allowing peace officers to examine
the records of such common carriers.
Senator Carlisle reiterated the
foregoing assertions on the floor of the
innate on other occasion, stated this
same authority, in the house one
member is said to have started readnig
the printed bill on third reading
?nd, when he .had finished the nrst
section, immediately "blew up;" an
other got as far as the tenth section
nnt he "blew up" on the same read*
Jug and a third openot the bill in the
middle 3nd started to !?eruse it on its
final reaing and, when he reached
section 10, he "blew up." It is said
that one of the members asked about
25 of his colleagues in that house that
had seats immediately around him if
thev had read ;he bill?and not one;
of them knew the provisions. Yet the
bill had passed.
It is contended by the members that
supported this radical measure that,
when the people overwhelmingly
voted in prohibition they wanted all
liquor taken from the State. This attitude
is best illustrated in "Reasons
for Voting,'' by R. C. Lee. in the house'
journal of Feb. 15:
"Owing to the fact that the quali- |
t tied electors of the State of South 1
Carolina did, at the last general elec- j
tion, overwhelmingly vote for State-'
wide prohibition, I oppose any amendment
or act purporting to give t-he i
citizens intoxicating liquors."
'The other school of thought might ;
be explained in the words of H. H.;
Arnold in the house journal of the;
same date:
"My reasons for voting 'aye' on the;
* amendment offered by Mr. Dew is i
mat the question of prohibition was;
voted on by the people of the State i
under the provisions of 'the gallon-a'
*? month law' and it is the opinion of a'
great majority of the voters with
ivhnm T conversed that it should re- j
main as it is." j
Section one of the bill provides j
"that it snail be unlawful . . .to re-|
ceive or have in his, its or their pos-!
session more than two quarts of spirituous
... or other liquors or berev-j
ages or any compound theerof.-' or in
\ iieu of this 60 pint bottles of beer. This
section is interpreted to mean that:
*hose persons that have wine cellars!
must throw their wines away or be-.
cme violators of the law. And there
will be many such in this State.
This section provides that the law-;
fully acquired liquors- of the. proper
amount must be "kept in one's resi^
dence, the definition of which says:
V "The. residence of a person shall be
where his family resides, if he has a
family residing in this State; if not,
the place where he usually sleeps/'
A strict interpretation of this clause
-would mean that if a man had a fam
! ilv in one section of the State and hi
worked in another, seeing them prob
ably once a month, he would be barre<
! from keeping liquor is his room a'
| the place where he works. Accord
; ing to this section also a man coul(
i nor take a bottle of beer from hi:
' stock of 60 to drink during a meal a
a cart.
Section three provides, among oth
er tilings, that beer shipped into th<
Srate must be in bot:les, reposing ir
open crates or cases and plainly visi
ble. This section, as the otner:
throughout the bill, specifies that al
, liquors or beers coming to consignee:
j for his or her personal use and his oi
1 her immediate fami.'y. In other words
i if one had a dinner party it would b<
a misdemeanor to serve one's guests
! legally acquired wine if such guest:
were merely friends or even remot<
rpla fives.
j Section four provides that it shall bf
unlawful to order liquors or bever
! ages in a fictitious name, or in th<
1 name of any other person. Should ?
friend, under this seciion, order th<
! stipulated amount of liquor and desir<
to make a present of it as a Christ'
mas present, lie could not do it with,
out mak.'ag himself a criminal.
!lhe house was not satisfied will
this section, and tney tacked the following
amendment on it, introduced
by Mr. Bailes:
"Provided, that it snail be unlawful
fr.r oriv nr?n_rpsirlpnt to receive fron
i V* UA*V? V^.v?^..w ?
any person or common carrier withii
the State, any package or shipmeni
containing intoxicating liquors 03
liquids, whether to be used within 01
transported beyond i-Ve limits of th(
S:ate, and it shall bf unlawful for anj
person or common carrier to knowingly
deliver any such package oi
shipment to any non-resident withii
| the State."
Section five provides that commor
carriers must keep a true and accurate
record of all shipments withir
f
! the month and file the same with th?
; probate judge, or, in certain counties
| :he clerk of court, at the end of eacl
/^olonrlar month Also npar.p officer!
j iie authorized under section six t<
inspect the records of the transporta
tion companies.
Section eight provides that thi
packages of intoxicants received can
uot be broken open in the office o
the common carrier where delivered
Section ten reads as follows:
I "It shall be unlawful for any persoi
' or any common carrier, servant, agen
1 or employe thereof, to ship or trans
port from one point or place in thii
State, any trunk, vali6e or packagi
of any kind, containing any alcoho!i<
liquors or beverages, unless the trui
! nature and character of the content,1
| of such packages are clearly an<
legibly marked on the outside there
of."
The foregoing is plain. Should <
man or woman set out on a train jour
ney with the smallest bottle of intoxi
cants in a valise, the valise must b<
j marked in some such way, "Liquor,'
! "Booze," or whatnot. A rather embar
! rassing predicament for a sensitivi
; woman who is carrying intoxicants oj
| the prescrivtion of a phpsician.
! Section 16 reads:
i
| "Nothing contained in this act shal
prevent any person from procuring
and donating to any church, congre
nation or synagogue, wines for sacra
mental purposes. Nothing herein con
tained shall interfere with the manu
facture sale and transportation of al
cohoi as provided by law."
Section 17 reads:
"All alcoholic linuors Mud bev^rase;
whether manufactured within thii
State or elsewhere, or any mixture bj
whatsoever name called, which i:
drunk to excess will produce intoxication,
are hereby declared to be detrimental.
and their use and consumptior
to be against the morals, good healt'r
and safety of the State, and contraband.
It shall be unlawful for an}
person firm or corporation or associa1
ion within this State to manufacture
sen. oarier, excnange, receive, accept,
give away or induce trade, deliver
store, keep in possession in this State
furnish at public places or otherwise
dispose of any spirituous, malt, ivinous
ftrmenlec", brewed or liquors or beverages
or any compound or mixture
thereof which contains alconol is used
as a beverage and which, if drunk tc
excess, will produce intoxication, ex
* r ^ t cio i * ti: yv-xwi t ? iucu.
Tiie remaking section of the biU
irovid(-' for the selling of alcohol by
' ?tail or wholesale druggists. But in
.:ou?- of the sections does it provide
for ih' hale of rJconol to be usod as
;.r<scrvative of fruits, etc. It hat
b""h facetiously remarked that pre$
-r;e? fr-iits and other delicacies sent
] y t-1 c woin-. n </ South Carolina k
the State and county fair exhibits will
be noticeably decreased should this
bi 1 pasa
An a me: dment by Mr. McMahan
manufacture of ginger ales and other
soft drir.k^ to import alcohol to put in
their concoctions for preservative purwas
adopted in the house to allow the
poses.
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| for those light, 2
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. | pastries, wnn me ta
> | tantalizing odor I
I 4 and delicious fla- \
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I Rising Sun |
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L 1%, KaJ?i'U fK#C?TO? BkJ
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| Self-Rising and
jg Ready Prepared 5!
| First aid to tedi- 4
d ous baking and lag- 91
I ging appetites.
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WHY PRIXf'E ALBERT WINS.
? Patented Process Is Responsible for
Its International Popularity.
f
Smokers so much appreciate the
Pavor and coolness and aroma of J
j Prince'Albert pipe and cigarette to- {
t bacco thai they cften mar .el that this
one brand could be so different from
3 all others.
The answer to this question is to
be found on the reverse side of every
Prince Albert package, w'iiere you will
, read: "Process Patented July 30th,
j 1&07." That tells the whole story.
Prince Albert is made by a patfcnted
process that cuts out the bite and
parch, which makes the tobacco so
i
mighty agreeable and satisfying to
men of every tasre of every civilized
nation on t'ne globe.
~ Smokers should realize that this
patented process cost three years'
continuous work and study and a fortune
in money to perfect. But the
result has proven to be worth all that
was expended upon it, because it has
set free men who believed they never
1 could enjoy a pipe or a makin's cigar'
ette.
Prince Albert makes it possible for
' every man to smoke a pipe or io roll
' ais own cigarettes. And, no matter
' how tender the tongue, Prince Albert
' cannot bite or parch. That is cut out
]
by the patented process, leaving for
the smoker only the joys of the fra*
crant tobacco.
3 It is a fact that since Prince Albert
1 "arrived." just about six years ago,
' | it has made three men smoke pipes
jvnere one smokod a pipe before!
1
1 i>K. OLIN SAWYER MAY ,
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}\Ahfc KA1 h fUIt l*VYr, U-wn
qjj.il SW1 ?! JaA*ui?s .io>i?k
Bltase Leaders, Hut Mum for
Publication.
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' News and Courier.
' Columbia, February 18.?That sev- :
5 eral prominent Blease leaders are urg- I
' ing Mayor O-lin Sawyer of George- <
j town, to run for governor, is being j i
! talked around the legislature. Tne
' gossip is that these leaders believe i
1 they must get a man who has not heretofore
made a race for any S;ate office,
and they consider Mayor Sawyer c
the one who is eligible.
Dr. Sawyer was in the city today, i
'and it is known thai he saw several I
1
of the leaders while here. He declin-Jt
I'd lo say anything ai all on the mat-ji
',:er for publication. Dr. Sawyer was|f
' formerly a member of the house from j
'i Georgetown and is now mayor of that; 1
* city, having been lected a few months J
' ago as a compromise candidate by
hoth political factions in Georgetown.
I
1
The Herald and News one year for
$1. This offer is open to old of new
subscribers and is good until March 1. <
COMER LEVER FOR
IHE CABINET
WASHINGTON THINKS HIM GOOD
MAN.
Intimated That South Carolina Con
gressm.ui \> ill lie >amed in
Case of Transfer.
P. H. McGovvan in The State.
Washington, Feb. 16.?Big (things
are happening in Washington. War
imes are making almost anything
possible and those here who keep
abreast of changes as they take place
at the White House and other places
from n.our fto hour are learning, not
to be surprised at anything they hear.
The latest gossip in connection with
the filling of Former Secretary Garrison's
place at the war department is
that David F. Houston, now secretary
of agricclture, is being seriously considered
for the place and that should
he go into the position Mr. Garrison
nas just given up he will be succeeded
as head of the agricultural department
by Congressman Asbury Francis
Lever of South Carolina.
Eoili these things are not only possible,
but likely. It is said that Presiftpnt
\vi!?nn is most inmressed with
Mr. Houston's ability as an executive
officer and that he is now even more
incased with, him than ne was three
years ago when Mr. Houston was
placed at the head of the department
of agriculture succeeding Secretary
Wilson. Mr. Houston's disciplinary
tactics follow close along the lines of
those adhered to by the president.
Both are teachers by profession and
nave become not only very close political
but personal friends during the
past three years. It is said therefore
that no one who could be found would
be more pleasing as the new war secretary
than Mr. Houston.
This step involves the other end of
the situation, and it is openly stated
here that Congressman Lever will be
seriously considered for Mr. Houston's
place s'nould the latter go to the war
department.
Mr. Lever and Mr. Houston are also
close personal and political friends
and those in a position to know say
that Mr. Houston would be much
"leased to have the Seventh distTict
-epresentative succeed him.
Mr. Lever is also very close to the
White House. His work as chairman
of the house committee on agriculture,
'1 ??-??-* ri'J + Vi t'r*n monv inf n'PQ.f o
III UCCWliit, IT uu UifAUJ 1UI/X 1VUILV
problems which have arisen from
time to time, have greatly impressed
the president with Mr. Lever's ability.
In fact, when Assistant Secretary
Vroman was named for his present position
about two years ago it was said
here that the opportunity had been afforded
Mr. Lever tnen to get the place,
but that he did not care to give up an
imnnrtont /?7i oirmoncVlin til a TTlA<lf
ilUJJVi tauu w-^-w
important congress so far a?
.he South is concerned?to become assistant
secretary of agriculture. It
was no secret then that Mr. Lever
could have had this place had he
wanted it.
It is entirely true that Mr. Houston
may not be offered the war department
place, because anything is likely
to happen?but his name is under
discussion now. Should some one else
be named for Mr. Garrison's place Mr.
Lever will remain where he is, but if
the matter ends as now indicated i?t
may end, South Carolina may have a
native son in the Wilson cabinet.
All that Mr. Lever would say when
asked about the matter today was
that he knew nothing of it, but that
Df course, he would feel much gratified
should the president tender him the
very important portfolio as secretary!
Df agriculture.
WASHINGTON TEA PARTY
1 iTUVV Vl'THftTlIST fHITR.rH
li .IJi/Ili. l JJ U *. MM \r MS M. V-* % -?-V "
The young ladies of Central Methoiist
church will give a Washington
Tea party Tuesday evening. February
12 at 8:30 at Salter's Studio, Upper
Main street, to which the public is
cordially invited. A silver offering
;vill be taken at the door.
The following program will be earned
out:
Piano solo?Miss Harriett Adams.
- - - * - r< ? i ? i ?... T_r^,, r.
^uarteue?.MCSSIS. oeuici, . nuus
1iii. West and Smith.
Reading?Miss Abbie Gaillard.
Violin soio?Mr. Earle Hipp.
During the evening a cake walk will
>e given, in which everybody is invited
o take part. The cake walk will be
ree to all.
For Sale?3(K> acres of land near.
Whitmire, known as Alfred Denson|
pstatp. (Tnean for ouick sale. Also |
two store lots in Whitmire, S. C.
W. S. Denson, Clinton, S. C.
from pure bred Ringlet Barred
Rocks and Mammoth Comb White
leghorns; dollar for 15. E. fW. Leslie,
Prosperity, S. C.
>-15-tf.
| DRAMATIC SCENE OF
ABSORBING INTEREST
j Hearing Before Agricultural Committee
Oil BjiJ to Drive Out Southeastern?A
Bit of History.
Columbia, Feb. 19.?The one question
that absorbed more interest than
i
any other in the present session of the
i
legislature which is now drawing to
i
a close was the State warehouse system
and the insurance rate which has j
been agitated in consequence of the j
i establishment of the warehouse sys-:
i tern. Of interest in this connection
i
i will be the proceedings at the hear- [
j ing before the agricultural commit- j
tee on the bill to abolish the South-!
I {
i eastern Tariff association or rather to
i j
j put it out of business in South Caro- !
lina. The legislature has passed ihc
bill putting the association out of bus- !
iness in this State. The only filibus- j
I (
I ter in the present session was on the,
; passage of the bill to abolish fne.
j Southeastern or to put it out of busi-j
i ness in South Carolina. It lasted all j
of Friday night though there was no j
doubt at any time of the majority be-1
! ing against the Southeastern, or of
the final passage of the bill. As part
i
i of the 'nistory of legislation at this:
I session on account of the hearing be-1
I
I fore fhe agricultural committee will i
be of interest.
Dramatic Hearing on Insurance. j
One of the most dramatic scenes'
that has occurred in a long time in
the South Carolina legislature was
the clash between Senator McLaurin1
and the agents of the Southeastern
Tariff association, at a hearing before
the agricultural committee of the1
house on last Monday afternoon. The'
I hearing was on the bill which had al-!
ready passed the senate to drive the;
Southeastern Tariff association out of
the State. When this bill reached t'ne
house, it took its regular course and j
was referred to the banking and in-;
surance committee. Later, on motion
of Mr. Odom, chairman of the agricultural
committee, who is a staunch i
friend of the State warehouse system,
the bill was recalled from t'ne insur- j
ance committee an^ referred to the!
agricultural committee, of which Mr.!
Odom is chairman.
Senator McLaurin denounced in un- J
measured terms the fight which had
been made upon the system and upon
him. He charged tnat the official organ
of the insurance combine, The Insurance
Field, had published an article
inspired from Columbia and sent to
the banks in New York with which
the State receipts had been placed, for
the purpose of snaking the confidence
of the banks in the State receipts and
breaking down the State system. He
said that the insurance situation in
South Carolina was absolutely controlled
through Mr. Seibels' office, and
that Mr. Harrington, of the Germania,
who was present, and who rnad said
that his company was not a member
of the association, was really as much
a member as anybody else, and that
when Mr. Seibels demanded that Mr.
Harrington come up and fight with
the Southeastern he came, and that
he would not insure State cotton ex
cept through Mr. Seibels' representa-j
tives. That so far as the claim of j
Mr. Harrington that his company iwasj
losing money was concerned, that the
official record showed that last year
this company declared a dividend of
two hundred thousand dollars on a
capital of one million dollars, and according
to the statement of the insurance
commissioner this was other;
people's money they made this 20 per ;
cent. on. (Mr. Harrington was a pretty!
eood man. said Senator McLaurin, andj
he would like to do business with him, j
and some of tile insurance he had in I
l his office was in the Germania, rep- j
'resented by Mr. Harrington, and Mr. j
Harrington knew it. That he was!
trying to help Mr. Harrington and j
those similarly situated, and that if
this association was dissolved he
would take Mr. Seibels' foot off their
necks.
Mr. Seibels interrupted Senator McT
J cnij tViot Via rAcnPffpH his I
iJil UI lil clii u. ^aiu ^ r ~? ?
ability and believed in "his sincerity,
but that Senator McLaurin was wrong
in the animosity which he expressed
towards the Southeastern; that neither
ho nor the Southeastern had ever
done anything to embarrass or prevent
the development of th^1 State ware-!
house system. Senator McLaurin and |
Mr. Seibels were standing close to- j
gether. Senator {McLaurin turned!
upon him like a flash and said, "I j
will tell you what you have done, and
y it. is that I am opposed to your|
organization. When this warehouse j
system was trembling in the balance.!
and had few friends, and I was fight-'
ing for its life, I came home from
Patesburg one Saturday night? a:
night so bad that I had to leave my!.
car in Batesburg and come on the
train?and after dark, -while I was
eating supper, a notice was sent
around to my apartments from Mr.
Scibels' agency that all my insurance
in Sumter county was cancelled. Howcould
1 place insurance after dark??
and 1 had to carry that cotton over
until Monday without an. insurance.
1 suppose Mr. Seibels thought that 1
would call him up and want to make
some kind of terms with him, but i
will never, as a State official, prosuiute
the dignity of the State of South
Carolina by begging terms from any
prvrnnrarion as Lhat. Nor Can I
as a man be intimidated by any such
methods as that. I took the list and
checked it over and made up my mind
ti.at if there should be a fire before I
could make o*.her insurance arrangements
I would pay the loss myself
rather than beg terms of Mr. Seibels'
agency. If Mr. Seibels wanted to cancel
the insurance it would have been
all right, but why didn't he wait un".il
Monday morning, when I could have
had a chance to have placed this insurance
''
Mr. Seibels hotly interrupted Mr.
McLaurin, saying: "I deny that I had
any insurance in Sumter county."
"I say ihat you did,'' said Senator
McLaurin.
"I did not,'' reiterated IM'r. Seibels.
"1 will get a binder now from my
, office, which 1 have preserved, showing,
in your own handwriting, that
you did." said Senator McLaurin.
"I challenge you to do it," said Mr.
Seibels.
Senator McLaurin had Mr. White to
phone his office, and in a few minutes
Col. Aull, Senator McLaurin's secretary,
came in with a bundle of pa
pers. Mr. M.cL*aurm ivuk. vut a. paper.
"Isn't that your signature?" he asked
Mr. Seibels.
"Yes; but that is in Mayesville,"
was the reply. ,
"Well, Mayesville is in Sumter
county," said Senator IMicLaurin, ""unless
the Southeastern moved it last
night."
"But I meant out in the country,"
said Mr. Seibels
"Well, here is one out in the country/'
said Senator McLaurin; "here
is one signed by your agency on cotton
at Tindal. S. C.. which is out in
the country, and in Sumter county."
Mr. Seibels looked at it a moment,
and said nothing.
"I will show you some more,'' said
Mr. McLaurin, and pulled out three
binders signed by Mr, James (A. Cathcart,
president of the South Carolina
Underwriters' association.
"I have nothing to do with him,"
said Mr. Seibels.
"Well, he is a part of the Southeastern;
you all work together,"' said
Senator McLaurin, "and here are the
papers to show for themselves.
With intense feeling, Senator Mc
Laurin pointed out that the oil mill
combinations and the cotton mill combinations
and large property owners \
went out of the State and got the same
cheap insurance that he got for the
State system, and no kick was raised,
but the moment that he went out and I
got cheap insurance for farmers, then
he was held up as being guilty almost
of a crime. "So far as I am concerned
" he said, "I intend to see that the
people of South Carolina are inform
ed of the operations of the Columbia
ring."
The committee heard the discussion
with intense interest, and some of the
members expressed amazement at the
?C ^
tactics employed against the State system.
The committee reported the bill
favorably to the house, the vote being .
!i1' nf "Wl"
unanimous wnn me citcijuuu vi -
H. Keith Charles, who is in the insurance
business, and is chairman of
the insurance committee from which
the house had recalled the bill under
discussion to refer it to the agricultural
committee.
> ' ' |
Well Fitted.
"Yes. grandma; I am to be married
next month."
"But. my dear," said grandma earnpsfiv
"von are verv young. Do yon
feel that you are fitted for married
life?"
"I am being fitted now, grandma,"
explained the prospective bride sweet-,
ly. "Seven gowns!"?Kansas City Journal.
More Than the Average.
Mrs. YVayup?How much sleep do 1
need, doc-tor? Doctor?Well, the average
person needs about seven hours
Mrs. Wayup?Tlieu 1 shall take about
fourteen. 1 consider I am much above
tLtr average.? Judge.
A Plain Heroine.
"rPhic i? rofrAsshino- Thp author S**V3
his heroine isn't beautiful."
"It will be re' -.uing to see the pictures
of the heroine come up to the
print."?Louisville Courier-.JournaL
Many Sided Woman.
Man thinks he is going to solve the
mystery known as woman after he is
married. And then the plot thickens.
?Toledo Blade.
Wanted?Land to sell at auction. National
Realty and Auction Company.
Box 487, Greensboro, N. C.
12-31-9t

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