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Notice of Election.
?JTATU OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF SUMTER.
Notice Im hereby given that an elec?
tion will bo held at the voting pre
ejlncta preeerlbed by law in said coun?
ty on Tuesday. August 17, 1909. as
provided In the following Act:
I^AK ACT to prohibit the manufacture,
aale, barter, exchange, giving away
to Induce trade, the furnishing ?t
public places or , otherwise dispos?
ing* of aloohol. spirituous, vinous or
aaalt liquors or beverages, or other
hquors or beverages by whatsoever
aaane called, which if drunk to ex
edes will produce Intoxication, ex
v cept for aals of alcohol In certain
eases upon certain conditions, and
except the sale pf wine for sacra?
mental purposes, and to provide
penalties for the violation thereof.
Section 1. Be It enacted by the
ral Assembly of the state of
th Carolina* That all alcoholic
and beverages, whether man?
ured within thtu State or else
, or any mixture by whatsoever
o called, which If drunk to excess
produce Intoxication, are hereby
?gwelerod to be detrimental, and their
<sjge and consumption to be against
tgw morals, good health and safety of
She Mats, add contraband. That it
Osmil be ualawful for any person,
mrep, eerporatlon or association with
in gees State to manufacture, eell,
. oteohaage, receive, accept, give
to Induce trade, deliver, store,
In possession In this State, f?r?
et public places or otherwise dls
of any spirituous, malt, vinous,
?ggeetited. brewed or other liquors
fjgei beverage*, or any compound or
thereof which contains alco
and is eeed as a beverage, and
i If drunk to exoess will pro
Intoxication, except ee herein
Sec. I. That wholesale druggists
Sfinqr lawfully sell In wholesale quan
Sjtiee to retail druggists and to public
charitable hospitals or to medical
utioaJ colleges, end In no
wey. pare alcohol for medical
only, or grain aloohol to be
by ttbemtsts or bacteriologists
sjetaalry tngag^d In scientific work
?ggf far suck purposes only, and such
le druggist shall at the end
h month in which eny such
have bee* made, file with t ie
ejserk of the court In the county In
*eMeh they do business, a statement
<4a writing under oath giving the
of the purchaser, the price
the data of sale, and the quan
and character of the alcohol sold.
If said wholesale druggist mak
such sale le not e resident of the
to af South Carolina, then such
at shall be flled In the office
mt the cl? k of the court of the coun?
ty In which the purchaser resldeV
t. That any retail druggist
place of buslnsss Is located In
of the Incorporated towns or
of the State, who Is himself a
ejesjAstered lor licensed pharmacist,
sjsjajr eell, nn the manner herein set
mat. upon filing a bond ItJ the sum of
thousand dollars, to be aprpoved
the clerk of the court. In which
ty auch druggist does business,
ftlone*! for a faithful observance
the provisions of this Act, such
to be approved by the clerk of
court, pure alcohol for medlcsl
only, grain alcohol to chem
and bacteriologist sctally engag?
es scientific work, and for such
only and wine to be used for
mente.l or religious purposes
Provided. That nothing herein
ned shall prsvent such drug
from using alcohol in the com
ding of prescriptions or other
inea, the sale of which would
subject him to the peyment of e
I tax required by liquor dealers
the government of the United
as Provided, further, That noth
herein contained shall prevent
druggist from compounding or
medicinal preparations manu
?red la accordance with formulas
rlbed by the United States Phar
eeteo and National Formulary
which contain no more alcohol then
is nseossary to extract the medicinal
ertlee of tha drugs contained in
h preparations, and no more al?
e-stool than Is necessary to hold the
smdirlnal agents In solution, and
which are manufactured and sold as
medicine, and not as beversge.
i Sec. 4. That no sale of pure el
4. for medicinal pu-poses, shall
made by any retail druggist, ex
t upon the prescription of a regu
practicing physician of this Stste.
i, before writing such prescrip?
tions, shnll make urt ai tu il examln
sjtmti of the person for whom th?
proscription Is Issued, and the said
prescription shall be substantially In
fghe following form: "State of South
Carolina. County. To ....
.... Pruirglftt. I . a regu?
lar licensed and practicing physician
ander the laws of this State, gg hi rt
my certify that I have examined ....
.a patient In my charge, and I
Se hereby prescribe for the use
eald patient . ahoh<?l. and I
further I gfl Ify. that tin use of such
alcohol in. In my Judgment, absolute?
ly necessary to alevlate or cure the
>ese or disease from which said
patient Is now suffering, and that I
am not interested in the drug store
to which this prescription is directed,
nor in the profits on the drugs herein
Sec. 5. That no prescription shall
be filled herein except upon the day
ur.on which it is issued or the follow?
ing day, and no more than one-half
pint of alcohol dhall be sold and de?
livered on any one prescription, end
When such prescriptioa Is filled, it
shall not be refilled, but shall be de?
livered to the druggist filling same,
and at the end of the month in which
the same is filled, it shall be filed by
such druggist in the office of the clerk
of court of the county In which said
druggist is engaged in business: Pro?
vided, No druggist, who is also a
practicing physician, shall fill his own
prescriptions hereunder, nor shall
they be filled at any drug store in
which t;.e said physician is flnanclr.l
ly interested: Provided, further, That
the delivery of such alcohol sold un?
der such prescription shall be made
orly directly to the person for whom
sucht prescription Is Issued or to the
physician, or In case of a minor to
his parent or guardian or physician
or some one authorised by said phy?
Sec. C. That only retail druggists
whose place of business Is located in
any of the Incorporated towns or
cities of the State may lawfully sell
alcohol in quantities not greater than
five (5) gallons to be used In the arts
or for scientific or mechanical pur?
poses, and such druggist may sell, in
like quantities, to chemists and bac?
teriologists engaged In scientific work,
cod for such purposes only, and such
druggist may sell In quantities, not
greater than one-half gallon, wine
used for sacramental or religious pur?
poses only. That any person desiring
to purchase alcohol for the purpose
set out In the section, shall sign a
written or printed statement, giving
his name, residence, occupation and I
the purpose for which he Intends to
use said alcohol, and he shall certify
that said alcohol Is purchased in good I
faith for such purposes and no other,
and that said druggist shall, at the I
end of each month, file, with the clerk
of court of the county In which he is
engaged In business, all such state?
ments, with**a certificate under oath. I
.-that said statements contain a true
statement of all such sales.
Sc c. 7. That it shall be unlawful
to sell wine for sacramental purposes
except to a minister, pastor, priest or
regularly constituted officer of a regu- I
larly organized religious congrega- I
tion or church. Any person, desiring
to make such purchases, shall sign a
written or printed statement, giving
nls name and residence and the name
ond location of the church for which
such wine is purchased, and he shall
certify that said wine is purchased in I
good faith, to be used for sacramen?
tal or religious purposes, and no oth?
er,"That such statement shall be filed,
as provided for In the next preceding
section, in the office of the clerk of
Sec. 8. That all statements or
prescriptions required by this Act to
be filed in the office of the clerk of I
the court shall be recorded and prop?
erly Indexed by him in a book kept
for that purpose, which shall at all
times bo open for public inspection, I
and a certified copy of such record,
or the original statement or prescrip-1
tion, with the certificate of the clerk
of the court endorsed thereon, show- I
ing that It has been recorded, shall I
be prlma face evidence of the facts!
recited therein. For making such
record, the clerk of the court shall be
entitled to charge and collect for each
prescription a fee of five cents, which
shall be paid by the party filing the
Sec. 9. That In addition to the
requirements hereinbefore prescribed,
si! licensed and registered druggists I
selling alcohol by prescription shall
keep a record thereof, which shall I
bear ^e true dates of the sales, the
names*of the persons to whom sales 1
were made, the names of physicians
of surgeons upon whose prescriptions
each were made; such records shall I
bo subject at all times to the Inspec?
tion of the solicitor of the district, the
sheriff and other peace officers of the I
crunty. the mayor and police officers
of the city or town in which said li?
censed and registered pharmacist's
business Is located, and all other per?
sons, and each druggist making any
such sales shall be required to report,
under oath, to the Circuit Judge pre?
siding at each term of court of the
county In which said druggist is en?
gaged in business, a true statement of
such facts, and also file on Monday
morning of each week a list of the
alcohol sold by him. to whom sold
and by what physician preeorlbedi
with the chief of police e. mayor or
lnt*?ndent of the munielpnllty, and
P'.st one copy in some public place In
iee, 10. That nothing In this-Ait
shall i .event the sale of wood Of 00?
natu red alcohol,
iee, 11. That any person who
violates any of the provisions of this
Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
and Upon conviction thereof he fined
in a sum wot less than one hundred
dollars nor more than five bundred I
dollars, or Imprisonment at hard lab?
or for a period of not less than three
months, nor for more than one year;
find for the second or any subsequent
oflense, upon conviction thereof, shall
be Imprisoned at hard labor for not
less than one year nor more than five
\ t ars.
Sec. 12. That any druggist or
physician who violates in any way
the provisions of this Act shall, in ad?
dition to the punishment herein pro?
vided, have their license revoked for
a period of not more than one year
for each offense.
Sec. 13. That this Act shall not
have the effect of preventing the In?
dictment, prosectior. and conviction of
any person who has been guilty of,
the violation of the present criminal
law relating to the dispensary or pun?
ishment therefor, as now provided by
law for offenses heretofore commit?
Sec. 14. This Act shall take ef?
fect on the first Tuesday in August.
1 f?09: Provided, That in the counties
then having dispensaries an election
shall be held on the third Tuesday in
August, 1909, for the purpose of de?
termining whether the dispensaries
located therein shall be reopened, and
such election In each of said counties
shall be held and conducted by the
same officers and under the rules and
regulations provided by law for gen?
Sec. 15. At euch election the
election commissioners for such coun?
ty shall at each voting precinct there?
in provide one ballot box in which
th< ballots must be cast. Any person
who is a qualified elector of such
county may vote in said election. Ev
ery voter who may be in favor of the
sale of liquors and beverages in such
counties shall cast a ballot in the box
provided therefor, on which shall be
printed the words: "For sale and
manufacture of alcoholic liquors and
beverages," and every voter opposed
shall cast a ballot upon which shall
be printed the words, "Against aale
and manuafcture of alcoholic liquors
and beverages." If a majority of the
ballots cast in such election be "For
sale and manufacture of alcoholic,
liquors and beverages," it shal be law*
ful for such liquors and beverages to
be sold in said county as. hereinafter
provided: Provided, That expense of
these elections shall be borne by the
Sec. 16. In case an election as
herein provided shall ragsjM in favor
of the sale of liquors and Averages,
the dispensaries in each county so
voting shall be reopened and conduct?
ed under the provisions of an act en
titled "An Act to declare the law In
reference to, and to regulate the man?
ufacture, sale, use, consumption, pos?
session, transportation and disposition
oi alcoholic liquors and beverages
within the State, and to police the
same," approved the 16th day of Feb?
ruary, 1907, and Acts amendatory
thereof: Provided, That all of the
provisions and limitations of the said
Act not Inconsistent with this Act
shall remain in full force and effect
in all of the counties of this State:
Provided, further, That in counties
whioh shall reopen dispensaries
therein, the county dispensary board
and dispensers in office on June 30,
1909, shall continue to discharge their
several duties as if such dispensary or
dispensaries had not been closed:
Provided, That in the counties which
have heretofore voted upon the ques?
tion of dispensary or no dispensary
under existing or previous laws and
have no dispensary at this time, shall
ha\e the right at any time after the
expiration of four years from the last
election on the liquor question to hold
an election upon the question of dis?
pensary or no dispensary, as provid?
ed in an Act entitled, "An Act to de?
clare the law in reference to, and to
regulate the manufacture, sale, use,
consumption, possession, transporta?
tion and dlspostlon of, alcoholic
liquors and beverages within this
State, and to police the same, ap?
proved February 16, 1907.
Sec. 17. That all Acts and parts
of Acts inconsistent herewith be, and
the same are hereby, repealed.
Approved the 2nd day of March,
A. D. 1909.
Before the hour fixed for opening
the polls Managers and Clerks must
take and subscribe the Constitutional
oath. The Chairman of the Poard of
Managers can administer the oath to
the other members and to the Clerk:
a Notary Puollc must administer the
oath to the Chairman. The Managers
elect their Chairman and Clerk.
Polls at each voting place must be
opened at 7 o'clock a. m. and closed
at 4 o'clock p. m., except In the city of
Charleston, where they shall be open?
ed at 7 a. m. and closed at 6 p. m.
The Managers have the power to
fill a vacancy, and If none of the
Managers attend, the citizens can ap?
point from among the qualified vot
< re, the Managers, who. after being
sworn, van conduct the election.
At the elt.se of the election, the
Managers and (Merks must proceed
publicly to open the ballot hoxes and
COUni the ballots therein, and con?
tinue without adjournment until the
same Is completed, and make ? state?
ment of the result for each office and
sign the same. Within three days
thereafter, the Chairman of the j
Board of some one designated by the i
Board, must deliver to the commis?
sioners of election the poll list, the
boxes containing the ballots and writ?
ten statements of the results of the
Managers of Election:?The follow?
ing Managers of Election have been
appointed to hold the election at the
various precincts in the said County:
Sumter, Ward 1?R. W. Bradham.
Edgar Skinner, Geo. W. Reardon.
Sumter, Ward 2?\V. Y. L. Mar?
shall, J. D. Shirer, Jno. S. Richard
Sumter, Ward 3?D. W. Owens, W.
C Ivey, H. C. Cuttino.
Sumter, Ward 4?Geo. E. Beau?
mont, W. Percy Smith, Louis Rhame.
Shiloh?J. K. McElveen, H. D.
Player, W. W. Green.
Mayesville?W. X. /McElveen, G.
W. McBride. Brearley Cooper.
Rafting Creek?Jno. W. Young,
Jno. T. Watson, B. C. DuPre.
Stateburg?Guy V. Nelson, Richard
Cantey, Wm. M. Sanders.
, Wedgefleld?C. W. Chandler, Eu?
gene Aycock, W. H. Ramsey.
Providence?J. H. Myers, H. B.
Parker, Sam Polk.
Concord?T. M. Brunson, G. W.
Mahoney, R. C. Blanding.
Bloom Hill?W. J. Ardls, T. D
Weeks, S. M. Coulter.
Privateer?W. O. Cain, H. W.
Cuttino, H. H. Wells.
?swego?-W. J. Andrews, Reld Mc?
Coy, J. S. R. Brown.
The managers at each precinct
named above are requested to dele?
gate one of their number to secure
boxes and blanks for the election on
or before, Saturday, the 14th day of
Auguat, at Knight's Book Store.
JAS. E. DUPRE,
W. T. GREEN,
P. D. KNIGHT,
Commissioners of State and County
j Elections for Sumter County, S. C.
July IB, 1909.
Let the Town Clerkships Alon \
No greater opportunity is offered I
anywhere to the young man who i?
willing to work than is offered in
Southern agriculture to the man who
will learn how to do ordinary farm
tasks as they should be done. ?
The boy who trains himself along
these lines has the future In his
hands; and the farm boys of the
South should be turning by the thou* ;
sands to the agricultural high schools,'
the winter short courses in the agri- ?
cultural colleges, the corn contests? '
j to everything. In fact, which will help
to make them really proficient in
either the science or the practice of
agriculture. The farm boy who will t
train himself can get good wages or# a i
good salary in working for other men, I
and can thereby accumulate enough
to buy land himself and so become
a still more definite factor In the agri?
cultural progress of his section.
Let the town clerkships alone, far?
mer boys; there are much bigger op?
portunities?more money and vastly
more independence and satisfaction?
OH the farm.?Progressive Farmer.
Gov. Ansel has reclved a copy of
the resolution passed by eongress re?
lative to submitting to the States the
proposed constitutional tax amend?
ment as to Income taxes. The matter
Till be referred to the legislature next
session and Gov. Ansel has address?
ed a letter to Hon. Philander C. Knos
lo that effect. The resolution of con
grefs was to submit the following
amendment: "The congress shall
have power to collect taxes on In?
comes from whatever source derived
without apportionment among ths
several States and without regard to
any census or enumeration."
Fell Asleep on R. R. Treck.
Anderson, August 6.?Robert M.
Ritchie, a farmer 35 years old, was
run over and killed at Pendleton by
an excursion train on the Blue Ridge
Railway early this morning. It is
presumed that he went to sleep on
the track. His body was horribly
mangled, being cut nearly In two.
The Southern Power Company is
about ready to begin work on its big
plant at Getty's Shoals, twelve miles
above Camden, twenty-four miles be?
low the Rocky Creek works. The dam
will be 110 feet in height and will
hack water to the Rocky Creek dam.
making a continuous lake of twenty
one miles in length. The Getty's
Shoals plant is expected to furnish
100,000 horse power when completed.
If Mr. Taft wants to he president
for another term, heil make a good
start by vetoing the tariff bill, if it
passes the senate in its present shape.
We have often wished that some
ministers could sit in the pew and
hear themselves preach.
The man who can hold himself
down to playing the fool only in the
bosom of his family, and not In pub?
lic, is fortunate,
A law and order league has '?een
organized at Bamberg,
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
ALCOHOL 3 PER CENT.
si milating the FoodaiKlReguta
ting the Stomachs aod?owdsof j
nc ss and Res tXo n tains Deter I
Opium Morphine norMiaeraL]
Aperfect Remedy for Corofiat-j
tlon > Sour Stomach.Dtarrtai j
Worms .Convulsions .Feverislr \
ness and Loss of Sleep.
Atb months old
J5 Dosts -350> ts
Exact ?3opy of Wrapper.
BiRNics Drug Store,
? W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
CHOICE PERFUMES AND FINE
TOILET ARTICLES, COMBS AND
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A STRONG ARGUMENT
In favor of our building materials
Is that our house is the favorite
purchasing place for builders who
have the reputation of putting up
the best residences, public buildings
and stores in Sumter. You get
nothing but the best here, whether it
be lumber or sash and doors, and!
our prices are beyond competition.
The Sumter Door, Sash & BHnd Factory,
J. W. McKeiver. - - Proprietor.
Thirtieth Annual Mountain Excursion Via
AUGUST litl, till
Very low round trip rates to the principal resorts in North Car?
olina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, D. C. and Norfolk,
Va., Including Asheville, Brevard, Flat Rock, Hendersonville, Hot
Springs, Lenoir, Lincolnton, Marion, Saluda, Shelby, Tryon and
Waynesville, N. C, also Ahheville, Anderson, Glenn Springs,
Greenville, Laurens, Spartanburg, Walhalla and White Stone
Lithia Springs, S. C. have been authorized. Tickets will be on sale
for all trains on August 18th, 1909, from Barnwell, Camden, Ches?
ter, Denmark, Summerville, St. George, Branchville, Orangeburg,
St. Matthews and Sumter, S. C.
Tickets will be good returning on any regular train up to and
including September 2nd, 1909.
Children between five and six years of age, half fare
For detailed information, tickets, etc., apply to Southern Rail?
way ticket agents or address.
,1. L. MEEK,
Asst. Gau. Pas. Aft
L. 1>. IXSK,
1)1 v. Pass. Agent.
Charleston. S. C
The business man knows tin- value and convenience <>f a Check
Ing-Account; so doen the up-to-date professional man; likewise the
progressive farmer; and. too, the wide-awake buslnen woman.
We shall he glad to initiate people into the details >?! keeping a
First National Bank, of Sumter