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PUBLISHED WEEKLY WINNSBORO, S. C. WEDNESOAY, AUGUST 22, 1906. ESTABLISHED 1844
THE RAYSOR=I Synopsis of the Measure Dispe The Original Bill was the Work of Manning, of Sumter, but in the F the Committee, Were Embod The bill popularly known as the Raysor-Manning, because it -was the joint work of Senators Raysor of Orangeburg and Man -ing of Sumter, being the fruit of the matured thought and labor of these two men, who conscien tiously believing that the dispen -sary system, properly and hon estly conducted, offers, under the conditions prevailing in the State, iot only the best, but the only practical and satisfactory means of controlling the liquor traffic and minimizing the evils that at tend the use of any and all alco holic liquors as a beverage, sought to frame a law that would purge the State dispensary of the cor :uption believed to exist therein and so to hedge about the man agement with restrictions that the opportunity for graft and dishon eaty in the purchase of liquor and other supplies, which the law as it stood not only permitted, but appeared to invite, would be impossible. Senators Raysor and Manning, -with the same object in view, viz., to make the dispensary as nearly as possible a graft-proof business - institution, which under the exer cise of the police power of the .State should control and regulate the liquor traffic, which is con 'ceded by all to be an evil that of iecessity must be rggulated and -curtailed for the public good, -worked independently at first, each preparing a bill to be intro .duced in the senate. When the legislature convened they found that their bills were drawn on similar lines and they, therefore, decided to jointly prepare a new 'bill, utilizing the best features of each of the two previously pre pared. The greatest care was exercised in drawing this bill; in formation and suggestions were sought from senators and others who desired to purify the dispen sary system and make it the in strument for good that it was and is capable of being made. Wben -the bill was completed and intro - duced in the senate it at once came to be -known as the Raysor Manning bill. Upon being referred to com mittee in the regular order, the bhill was given thoughtful consid 'eration and a rigid and patient analysis. The result of the corn mittee's consideration was a sub stitute bill, which embodied the *distinctive features of the original bill, that being used as a frame work, and also the ideas of the 'committee and others who had :made suggestions looking to the 'perfection of the proposed new ldispensary law. Among the suo .gestions thus embodied in the bill 'was one made by Senator Tillman that liquor be purchased from United States bonded warehouses exclusively.. This substitute bill, which wes in fact the committee's bill, al though built upon' the Raysor Manning bill as a foundation, was still popularly known as the Ray sor-Manning bill and by that title it is yet known. This is the bill that the house of representatives rejected and practically refused to consider at all, after the effort to force the Morgan (house) thrcugh the sen ate had failed. This is the meas ure thatis now the leading issue in the State campaLign, and which -is the dispensary plank in the platform of Mr. Richard I. Man - ning in his campaign for governor. Occupying as it does so impor -tant a place amongst the issues .of the campaign, a synopsis of the bill will be both interesting and instructive. Section 1 prohibits the manu facture, sale or keeping of spirit 'ous, malt or other intoxicating liquor that is used as a beverage, iexcept as hereinafter provided, lander a penalty. All liquors sold or kept in the State, whether manufactured here, or imported, are required to be tested by the cemist of the South Carolina College to determine their purity, and all liquors not so tested are declared detrimental to the morals, good health and safety of the State, and all such liquors may be seized wherever found, without a warrant. It also prescribes the procedure to be followed by those who desire to import liquor' for personal use in order that they may do so legally. The expense of making tests of liquors to de termine their purity are to be pa bhe tatei trasurer. oul IANNING BILL. lit hi Designed to Reform the t1 sI nsary. sf i Senators Raysor, of Orangeburg, and it inal Form, as Reported Back from fc ied the Sugo-estions of Others. si B of the funds of the dispensary in fc his hands, and not by the board 3 of directors as heretofore. Te Section 2 repeals Section 556 ai which creates the State board of t directors and thereby abolishes 0 that board, the three members of Is which are intrusted with the man agement of a $3,000,000 business ai and paid only $400 a year apiece. This is one of the most impor- P tant, as well as sensible and neces- t sary reforms contemplated by the a bill. The next section (3) is the most v striking feature of the entire bill as it contains the provisions that will wipe out the graft that hasI attended the purchase of liquor and other dispensary supplies. cc It first provides for the election of p a commissioner at a salary of $3,000 per year, who shall be the &xecutive board of the State dis- of pensary. His term of office is fixed at two years. The governor is empowered to suspend the com- as missioner for cause. a; The commissioner is required at to advertise for twenty days, com- qi mencing the first day of March ii at each year, in two or more daily m papers of this State, and one daily w] newpaper in each of the cities of th Louisville, Ky., Cincinnati, 0., na Baltimore, Md., and Pittsburg, er Pa., for bids to supply the kinds fo and qualities of liquors required bl for sale by the State dispensary ti< during the ensuing year, the same being specified in the advertise- pr ment. These bids must be sealed, co and without mark to distinguish ar them one from another and sent m by express within ten days of the he last advertisement to the State to treasurer in whose custody they re remain until opened on March St 31st in public by a committee of en three citizens, appointed by the lic governor on or before March 20th. bt Contracts are to be awarded by dc this committee to the lowest re- be sponsible bidders for the several of kinds of liquor and other supplies ti< required. The members of the th committee are to be paid $10 each d4 per day and five cents mileage for x each mile actually traveled, and m: they are ineligible for reappoint- sh menHt. All bidders are required to give good. and sufficient bond p as 8a guarantee of good faith for us the performance of the obligation tb in th'e event of receiving a con- y tract. The contracts must be ap- if proved by the attorney general st and the amount of bond shall cc equal 20 per cent of the estimated us cost of the liquor or other sup- an plies to be purchased. bi The kinds of iqunor that shall an be purchased are the following: ac Pure cologne spirits, or de- 0r ordorized alcohol, 9'5 per cent a' from government bonded ware- W. houses. Two stamp whiskey, 50 bc per cent proof from the bonded se warehouses of the United States, tU with the understanding that the th State shall buy the whiskey on ch the warehouse certificates and hc shall pay the revenue taxes itself in in order to insure its not being at adulterated or tampered witb. as The three kinds of liquors, corn, T. rye and bourbon,- shall be pur- k chased in this way in the quanti- sa ties which, in the judgment of the be commissioner, will be required by th the demand in this State. It is th permissibly to make contracts for,3 croh. Of the four kinds of alco-'a h'jlic products above designated si. with different persons for the sup. di ply needed for the year to be A ordered out by the comminssioner, or as indicated, and the bidding for OC the different varieties of whiskey la shall indicate not less than twenty a different brands of whiskey quoted te on the market in the wholesale pr prices current of the various w cities designated. No whiskey Si shall be purchased for use in this w State that is less than one year gl old as shown by the warehouse vi certificate. A record of all bids st shall be kept in book provided at for that purpose. Thbe bids above a designated shall include whiskey sI one year old, whiskey three years hi old, whiskey fiv'e years old, and g those whiskies of the ages desig- b n3ted shal! be a basis, when mixed il with cologn e spirits, or sold just It as they are received kr the dif. tg ferent grades to be furnished ze s county dispensers. The commis- 5 sioners shall also in the same way ce invite bids to be opened and con- ih tracts awarded at the same time w and in the same manner as here inbef ore provided, for Cognac S brandy, California brandy, peach I nd apple brandy, rum and gin such quantities, with the right purchase more, as may be in s judgment necessary to supply te demands. These bids shall iecify the kinds and qualities of [ch liquors, and bids for wines, quors and cordials shall be lim ed to such as may be advertised r by the dispensary commis onei as hereinbefore provided. ids for beer (to be advertised r, opened, etc., as aforesaid) tall designate the alcoholic con nts not less than 4 per cent, id the amount of malt and hops be used in its manufacture, and > beer shall be purchased that not shown by chemical analysis >t to contain salacilic acid, or iy other adulterant to prevent rmentation. No beer shall be irchased except export beer, or at which is already in bottle id pasteurized and beer in kegs red at least three months in cold orage. Bids shall also be ad rtised in the manner already ovided in the purchase of iuors and at the same time for pplying the State dispensary th glass bottles, demijohns, rks, labels, sealing wax, ship ng. cases, paper wrappers for e bottles and all other needful pplies required in the conduct the business of the State dis nsary, and these shall be let to e lowest bidder, in like manner provided for the bidding for nuors, anc a bond with good d su.fficient sureties shall be re ired for the faithful perform ce of the contracts. The com ssioner having ordered out the iiskey and cologne spirits of e kinds and qualities desig ,ted, is authorized and empow d to employ for a period of r months a skilled expert to and the same under his direc )> and supervision, in such a ty as to supply as nearly as acticable the liquors known to mmerce but which shall not in y way be adulterated by ad [ture, of any injurious or un althful ingredients, and in order do this, he shall take out a etifier's license from the United ates government, and thus be abled to rectify or mix the [nors which are required for the Lsiness. Such blending shall be ne upon a formula that shall posted in the commissioner's ace, subject to personal inspec )n by any citizen. The liquors us mixed or blended shall be signated by the signs x,.xx and x and the age of the whiskey. ixed with the cologne spirits all constitute the basis, to wit: hiskey one year old with the oportion of cologne spirits ed, shall be designated as x; ree years old as xx; and five ars old as xxx; provided, that there shall be a demand for the raight whiskey unmixed with logne spirits, the same may be ed instead of the blended goods, d the price shall be governed the relative cost of the same d the ]abels indicate the char ter of liquor, whether blended two stamped. There shall be other brand, known as xxxx iskey, which shall be whiskey tled in bond, not less than ven years old; or the same varie 3s of liquors as designated by e distillers' brand may be pun ased from the bonded ware uses, as hereinbefore provided, the barrel, and may be bottled the State dispensary the same other liquors are bottled. ere shall be no case whiskey pt in stock at the State dispen ry. .kll such purchases must ,made upon special orders sent rough the county dispensers to e State dispensary by the per n or persons desiring to obtain me and the Sto- dispensary all order the said goods shipped rect to the county dispensary. .1 whiskey, whether e'blepded" straight," shall be pu~t up in tles of full measure a n d belled as hereinbef ore provided, d the proof, or aleoholic con nts of each package shall be intd on said label, together th the price as fixed by the ate board, and the grade of the iskey shall be blown in the ass as 4 xx, xxx, or xxxx. Pro ded this shall apply to only tch whiskey as may be bottled ~the dispensary, aud it shall be misdemeanor for the comnmis oner to bottle, label or sell any iuors which shall not be true to *ade blown in the glass punisha e by fine or imprisonment in e discretion of court: Provded, Lrther, that nothing herein con ined shall prevent said commis oner of the dispensary from s.ing distillers mn this State ntracts for the puarchase ol quors manufacttred by them 1thin this State. Section 4 of the bill amends ection 558 of the Code so as to NOTICE OF ELECTI UN Upon the Proposition A Fairfield County Issuing $40,000 in Bonds for Paying of Present In= debtedness and Getting on a Cash Basis. Notice is hereby given that an elec tion will be held at the several pre cincts established by law in Fairfield County on TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1906, upon the question of Fairfield County issuing $40,000 in bonds for the paying of present indebtedness and getting on a cash basis, pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly, approved the 16th day of February, 1906, which said Act is as follows: AN AcT to Provide Funds for Pt.ying the Present Indebtedness of Fairfield County, so a- to put the said Couity on a Cash Basis. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Gen eral Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That for the purpose of pay ing the present indebtedness of the County of Fairfield, and providi'g for the expenses of the County, the County Board of Commissioners of the County of Fairfield be, and hereby are, author ized and empowered to issue and sell interest-bearing coupon bonds of said County, payable to bearer, and in such denominations as they may deem best, for the sum of forty thousand ($40,000.00) dollars, and bearing inter est at the rate not exceeding 4 1-2 per cent.Iperannum, payable annually, on the first day of November of each and every year, to bear date first day of November, A. D. 1906, to be made pay able forty years from the date thereof, with the right to redeem and retire the same, or any part thereof, after twenty years, to be made payable in any legal tender of the United States; and said bonds shall be exempt from all State, County and municipal taxes. And any bank investing any part of its surplus in said bonds, that part of snr plus shall be exempt from taxation: Provided, hovever, That the question of issuing said bonds shall be submitted to the qualified voters of Fairfield County, on August 28, 1906, by the Board of County Commissioners: And Provided, further, That said election shall be held on said date in the man ner and under the rules governing gen eral elections in this State, at which election the question of bond issue shall be submitted to said electors as follows: There shall be two sets of tickts, on one of which shall .be printed, "For Bond Issue;"and on the other, "Against Bond Issue;" and if the majority of the ballots be for bond issue, then said bonds shall be issued as provided in this Act; and if the majority of the ballots cast be against bond issue, then said bonds shall not be issued. See. 2. That said County Board of Commissioners of Fairfield County shall issue said bonds, to be signed by the County Supervisors and counter signed by the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, to be impressed with the seal of the County Supervi sor, and the coupons thereof shall be signed in the same manner; Provided, however, That the signatures of said officers nay be lithographed upon the oupons of said bonds, and such litho graphing shall be sufficient signing thereof, and said bonds shall be num bered consecutively from one up'Ward, and a record of the respective numbers, denominations and amounts of said bonds shall be registered and kept by said Board, in a suitable book provided by said Board for that purpose. Sec. 3. That said County Board of Commissioners shall negotiate and sell said bonds for cash and for not less than par, and shall appropriate as much of the proceeds of the sale as necessary to the purpose of paying off the indebted ess and pay balance to the County Treasurer., to be used for the general expenses of said County. Sec. 4. That thereshall be levied and collected annually, from and upon all the property in the County, a sufficient sum to pay interest on said bonds; and the County Treasurer shall collect the same and pay said coupons as they may mature. And there shall also he levied and collected upon all the taxa ble values of the County a sum equal to one-sixtieth of amount of bond issue for the year 1907, and for each and every year thereafter; which sum shall *be, and constitute a 'sinking fund for the payment of said bonds when they mature. Sec. 5. That the sinking fund hereby reated for the redemption of the said bonds shall be kept separate and intact by the County Treasurer and Clerk of Court of Fairfield County, and their successors in office, who shalJ consti ute the Sinking Fund Commission, ad shall be denosited at interest in some solvent bank or banks within t his State for the benefit of said fund. The said Sinking Fund Commission are ereby authorized to use the said sink ing funds or any part of it in purchas ing and retiring the bonds herein authorized at any time, whether-they be due or not, if same can be purchased at a reasonable priee, and to keel) a correct record of all such purchases and cancelltions. The said sinking funds shall be protected and held under the ficial bonds of the said County Treas urer and Clerk of Court. Sec. 6. No part of the money arising from the sale of bonds shall be applied to the indebtedness of the said County of Fairtield until the legal aniount of such indebtedness shall be first deter mined by a Commission to be appoint ed for that specific purpose. Approveg1 the 16th day of February, A. D). 1906. The following named pers5ons have been appointed Managers of Election, to wit: Albion-J E Stevenson, WV L Ros borough, Adam Dun~bar. Bear Creek-Johni H Cooper, Charles Hens, E WV Keanedy. Blythewood-C B Boney, WV A Broom, P B Hoffmnan. Centreville-W Bris Hogan, David Bran ham, Jr, T 0 Hiollis. Featervile-M D C Colvin, Thus E De, Henry Coleman. Gladden's Grove-Jas M Higgins, Ths McDonald, J WV Keistler. Greenbrier-S R Rutland, J R Del leney, W P' Bir. Horeb (Hawes> Store)-N D.Roberts, J WV Clark, A J Brown. Jenkinsville-B3 H Yarborough, J B Curry, D) L Glenn. Jackson Creek-Moses Clarke, J WV jPope, C K Turner. ~Longtown--Saml McCormick, J T IStewart, A W Matheson. Monticello-J H Aiken, W J Burley, A ( McMeekin. Rlidgvewar-W G, hinniant, Williami Rembert, Chas Tid-vell. Winnsboro-Juo A Hinnant, .Jno H Neil, Jas W Boliek. Woodward-W M1 Harvey, S L Me J)ouald, A W Brice. On the day of election the Managers n must organize by the election of a Cliairm)an .aid a Clerk, if necessary. Th Chaiirman elected is empowered to adm inister oaths. The Managers have the power to fill any vaclancy, and if none of the Man agers attend, the citizens ean appoil from :o1Ong the qualified voters the Mlanagers, who, after being sworn, can conduct the election. At the close of the election the Maii agers and Clerk must proceed publicly to open the b:allot boxes and count the ballots therein, and continue without adjouronient until the same is coin pleted, and Iac a statement of the result. Within three days thereafter, the Chairman of the Board, or sone one designated by the Board, must deliver to the Connissioners of Election the poll list, the boxes containing the bal lots. and written statenents of the re suilt of lhe election. The M'anagers at each precinct named alxwe are requested to delegate one of their nun er to seernre boxes and blanks for the election. They -can be secured oi and after August 21 at the Court House. Managers will be paid $1.00 per day for coning for the boxes and five cents per mile each way by the _2ost direct route; one dollar per day fr returning the boxes and same mileage as above; one dollar per day on day of election and five cents per mile each way, going and returning home, not to exceed three days in all. Each set of Mana gers is allowed a Clerk, who receives the same pay as the Managers. R. D. BOLICK, J. A. STEWART Commissioners State and County hlec tions of Fairfield County. NOTICE OF DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. In accordance with the constitution and rules of the Democratic party due notice is hereby ziven that on TUES DAY, AUGUST 28, 1906, a primary election will be held at the usual places of voting in Fairfield County for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following offices, to wit: One Governor. One Lieutenant Governor. One Secretary of State. One Adjutant and Inspector General. One State Suridatendent of Educa tion. One Attorney General. One State Treasurer. One Railroad Commissioner. One Member of Congress, Fifth Dis trict. Three Members of House of Repre sentatives. One County Supervisor. One Judge of Probate. One County Superintendent of Edu cation. One County Treasurer. One Auditor. The polls will open at S o'clock A. M. and close at 4 o'clock P. 1., when the votes will be counted and the result declared. The following persons have been duly appointed Managers of said election and one from each precinct will please call on the County Chairman Satur day, the 2'5th inst., and qualify and get boxes and tickets: Albion-J E Stevenson, J T Doug lass, Fitz Dove. Blythewood-A S Langford, James Lorick, ~Durham Boney. Bear Creek-T C Duke, C H Heins, M1 L Cooper. Centreville-W B Hogan, Charles Abell, Robt Eastler. j jLongtown-J C Stewart, B F Cas sells, David Smith. Ridgeway--N C Crumnptoin, E M Mlellichuamp, Wmn Spence. Greenbrier-J WV Richardson, S WV Broom, WV G Smith. Mossy Dale-T C Camak, G R Perry, M1 R Robertson. Horeb-A J Brown, G B-Hagood, G G Steele Jenkinsville-C B Douglass, Jr, B H Yarborough, S S Curry. Monticello-WV J Burley, S G Mec Mleekin, J H Aiken. Feasterville-H C Coleman, S E Hill, T E Dye. Woodward-W 31 Harvey, T WV Brice, Jr, J A Stewart. White Oak-J H Neil, Jas MIcDowell, J E Nichols. Gladden's G rove-Will Dixon,Barnes Mlobley, Robt McDonald. Wateree-J D Rawls, E L Lathan, Joe S Isenhower. Mitford-J 31 Higgins, .Jas Gladden. Holly Grove--Andrew Ballentine, Oscar itiley, Oscar Broom. Winnusboro-WV A Beaty, W R Elliott, R Y Turner. Fairfield Cotton Mlills-J H Hudson,. S A Wright, J S Babenbaugh. Jackson Creek-WV J Turner, XV .1 Pope, JT C Stone. Salem-J B- Frazier, J 31 Edermg ton, E 31 Milling. T .BUE J-. R. CU RL EE, County Chmin. 2 Secretary. Some Plain Facts about False Teeth. By using a package of DEN TAL TOOTh- POWDER you can keep them antiseptie,sweet and clean. It also conforms or coaxes the gums or mouth to lit the dental plate. It relieves the soreness of thle gums. To be used on any kind of (dental plate. A large box of Dental Plate Powder Soc. soLO ONLY UY Thomas' Drug Store 1611 Main St., COLUMIBIA, S. C. MIail orders 1 Write for filled.1 ~ i free circnlar. DAILY ARRIVING. IT IS OUR PURPOSE TO KEEP A MOST UP TO=DATE STOCK OF Staple and Fancy Groceries. Shipments in every line now coming in daily. 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