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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
TUESDAY, JULY II, 19o5.
As to Registered Voters.
-Attorney General Gunter was
asked yesterday what he thought of
the proposition advanced in Newber
ry county to the effect that the op
ponents of the dispensary should have
on their petitions for an election the
names of one-fourth of all voters who
had registered since the inauguration
of the new system of registration un
der the constitution of 1895. Mr. Gun
'ter in an unofficial -capacity replied 1
that he thought the proposition un
warranted by law. for many k.f the 1
voters who have died. been convicted I
or moved away. and he construes the
law to mean tha: the petitio ns shall
be signed by one-fourth of the voters
residing in the county at the time.
voters eligible to cast their ballots in
case an election should be held.
The above is from the local columns
of the State n Sunday. We did not
know that the question had been dis
cussed at any great length. Gen.
Gunter is right that only those eli
gible to vote who are residents or the
county and who have been regiscered
could or should be allowed to vote.
But when there are names on the
books and legally put there and noth
ing to indicate whether the parties are
dead or moved away who is to decide
the question. We should think it
would be a rather difficult matter tor
the hoard even to decide on all these
names. The manner in which the
question was raised in this county was
by those in charge of the fight against
'the dispensary insisting on an early
election and if the books should be
turned over tt the county supervisor
he would have ni authority to do
any thing except to go by the names
on the books. However. it has now
been decided that the supervisors <f
registration shall first revise their
It would make very little difference
any way for there can be no doubt of
one fourth of the voters of the county
having signed the petition and we
want a full and fair expression at the
peop)le andl if they wvant to retain the
dispensary or want to vote it out let
them do it. but it should be a fair
eiection with all1 the light possible
before the people. No good can come
from trying to keep any fact *r any
arguments from the people.
We cannot understand just why the
committee should insist so strenuous
ly on Mr. A. C. Jones declining to
rnake any speeches in the county. WVe
understand That they have also urged
Mr. Arthur Kibler to decline some in
vitations. It would not require any
funds to reimburse these (:entlemen
for we presume t.hey would have paid
their own expenses and certainly they
should be given the opportunity to use
their own judgrnent to accept or de
cine invitations to attend barbecues
and make speeches if the people care
to hear them without the charge of
havmgi perso'nal ineet at~ take to
b. re. M\r.i'Jine- wr' te t a
there are a 1.: *'f g 'ad M es: c:tizens
in this county who wrulti -ie to he rid
of ligcnor and :he :vils which: follow
n its trail. who are just as good citi
zens as any members of the commit
'ree. who are asking themselves and
asking it honestly, if wve vote out the
dispensary what are vou going to give
us. The answer is there will 'be no<
legal method by whic-h liqurcnbi
sold. but they want to kmnow how ynn
are going to enforce that law They <
d. nt need( to be taught how~ to vote'
)u ther- di want to hear somte dis
cuson and uinless they are satisfied
that dtin wi elle irove in
There is to be a series of barbecues1
n Newber-y county, at which the dis
,ensary will be discussed. Wonder
,ho is giving the barbecues? Surely
-Iub Evans could not afford such lux
Eries out of his S400 salary.-Pee Dee
Whv. bless your soul. we have bar
>ecues in this county every year. and
he boys give them for the fun tl-fy
an have and the money they can
nake. They are not free barbecues.
f vou have never eaten of barbecue
nutton and pork and hash you do not
:now what you have missed. Come
iver and we will take you out to two
The editor left last night for the
linual meeting of the State Press
tssociation at \Vhite Stone Spring.
)uring his absence this week the
>ftice will he in charge of \is; Lenore
3r,.addus who will serve von if yonu
iave any business with the otfce.
From the Charlotte News it is
earned that ex-Governor Charles B.
\vcock has been employed by Dr. A.
. McKelway to prosecute his suit for
lamagcs against Mr. J. P. Caldwell,
ditor of the Charlotte Observer and
he Observer company. It -s not stat
'd how much damages will be claimed.
Mr. B. A. Morgan. of Greenville
aVy that he will not be a candidate
or congress against Mr. Johnson. He
ad thought of making the race some
ime ago. but he s:ates now that he
We have heard it stated. on authori
:y. not from Mr. Morgan however.
hat he would be a c- ndidcte f.r re
lectioi for legislature next year.
id a candidate for the speaker of the
iouse of representatives. to succeed
he Hon. M. L. Smith.
The town of Darlington had a
..ooo,ooo failure las week. The In
ependent Cotton Oil comtpany went
nto the hands of a receiver. and this
vas followed by the cl.sing of the
Darlington- Trust company. The In
lependent company was :aptalized at
t.oo03.o0o. and the stock sold only a
ew days ag, as high as seven-(y-ve
rue liabilities will approximate $5oo.
)oo. They operated twenty-one plants
t different points. .The Darlington
lrust company was organized April
i of this year. with authorized capi
:ai of $aoo.OOo and it is stated that
:hev'loaned the Independent Oil corn
aiy 58o.o00. These loans were call
el for and could1 not be met. It is
;tated that the depositors and stock
.olders in the Trust company will be
paid in full at once.
Mr. Ansel is Non-Committal.
The H-on. Martin F. Ansel, of
Greenville, is in the city attending
:ourt. Several months ago he- gave
:o the aily Mail his first authorized
anouncement for Governor to suc
:eed Governcr Heyward at the end of
as present term. says the Ande-'n
M!ail. Mr. Ansel about his candida~cy
:o-day said that lie had every reason
:o feel good. anid that lie was finding
iew friends every day. He was asked
he direct qjuestion: "Mr. Ansel, wvhat
vor positionl (n theC dispensary
n h crass a thy e incU; :'l: i"ek
is i: wou'ld he miuch better." -Det roit
oseph Penniman's Two Prayers.
he Rev. Joseph Penniman, wvhile
tettled in Bedford, acquired no little
-eutation for xwhat the historian
als his "irreverent way of offering
nfrmlationi to the . mniscxent." Dur
ng a season of drought he prayed
lloquen l that the Lord wvould
'v..ch.afe that the bottles of 'heaxven
nay be uncorked andi their refreshing
vater pouxredI uxpo t he ph'
me.r a he .. jle2 l haven, but we
eit not that thou sh xn!dst throw~
His Good Fortune.
"Speaking of windfalls." said the
man in the mackintosh. according to
the Chicago Tribune. "1'm a clean
fifty better off for a bit of luck that
happened ti' me last week."
"Find it in the street? asked the
man who had his feet on the table.
"How do yon know it was clean:
demanded the man with the baggy
"Couldn't find the owner ot it. per
haps." suggested the man who ,was
smoking the cheap cigar.
"Or watched y'our chance, fell down
in a street car, and compromised your
claim with the company," hazarded
the man with the bulbouse nose.
The man in the machintosh turned
on the la:t speaker.
-You remember von wanted to bor:
ru \w a dollar from me the other day.
1 think I remember it faintly."
"Well. 1 remember it distinctly. I
1,ad onl. a half (,;: ar. and I let you
have that. That's why I'm fifty
Then silence f!ll upr.n the grot'p,
bL-.ken only by th yelis and exerca
tions of the peaceable, pickets. who
were enraged in educational Wrdk at
the str(-t corner a block below.
The trustees of the Helena school
will elect a teacher on July 28. Sala
ry $35 or $40 per month. School
opens the first Monday in October
and continues eight months. All ap
plications should be addressed to
G. P. Hill.
Clerk of Board.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE
MENT AND DISCHARGE.
N. tice is hereby given that I will,
as administrator of the estate of Ellen
Sumter. deceased. make a fnnal settle
men on the estate of said deceased in
the Probate Court for Newberr
County. on Thursday. August to. Igo
and immediately thereafter apply to
said court for letters dismissory as ad
ministartor of said estate. All per
sons holding claims against said es
tate will present the same. duty at
tested. by that date.
H. E. Todd.
Notice To Contractors.
Bids will. be received by the under
signed at his office up to noon of
July 13. 1905, for the construction of
a tree story b)rick building with base
m~nt for the Newberry Fraternity
Hall company. according to plans and
spcifications on file in my office.
The right to reject any and all bids
~ Ge.o. S. Mower,
.President and Treasurer.
Newberry, S. C.,
july 6, 1903.
ASHEV IL LE,
Wednesdy, July 12
Via Southern Railway.
Leave Newberry 3.00 a. m.
Arrive Asheville 2.45 p. m.
Returning, Leave Asheville,
Thursday, July 13, 6 o'clock
This is Mahon & March
bank's third excursion of the
season to Asheville and "The
Land of the Sky."
SDecial Coaches for Colored
Tickets on sale at J.. H.
Hair's Barber Shop.
petitors in st
Its superiority e
over all other Sh
leader of foot-wea
when you wear th
Shoes and Oxfoi
because every <
bones in the foc
fortable resting p
Shoes- and Oxford
ioned to fit every
C.& G.S. A
THE PLACE FOR R
Of the condition of The
Newberry, S. C., at the c
3th, 1905. Published
A ct of the General Asser
Notes discounted .. .. .. $267,427 48 C
Furniture and fistures ... 3,051 93
Due from Banks.... .. .. 38,597.56t
Overdrafts... . .... . ..---- 902.18
Cash and cash items .. . . 18,094 54 R
Personally appeared before me Z.
named bank who swears that the abos
of his knowledge and belief.
Sworn to betore me this 30th day
Jno. M. Kinard.
L 1. W. Floydl.
While it lasts it goes for:
Best Patent, Cotton,
Best Half Patent, Cott<
Best Straight - -
We are having a big rur
to remind the public we
and summer goods, havi
nice new effects.
Don't be inisled by loud adverti
and red hot prices, and a compa
Moseley Bros. are in the lead, an
the lace to trade Some are cui
off. They are just about getting:i
oes makes it a
r for everybody
e perfect fitting
ds sold by the
ne of the 26
>t finds a com
lace. We have
s cleverly fash
foot, and sell
Commercial Bank of
lose of business June
n conformity with an
~eposits... ....... 19,830 5
e-Discounts.. .. .. ....45,000 00
F. Wright, Cashier of the above
e statement is correct to the best
Z. F. Wright, Cashier.
of June 1905.
J. Y. McFall, Notary Public.
t OF THAT
- - - $5,60
>n, - -4.75
- - - 4,65
i on Flour. We want
are leading in spring
ng full line, knobby,
sements, we have the goods
rison will convince you that
for an all round bill, and is
tting prices 10 to 25 per ct
n line with our prices then.