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MANNING ON DISPENSARY.
For an Amended Dispensary Law Does Not Accept System As At Operated-Opposed to Pro hibition. Editor the Sumter Herald.--A num ber of articles have appeared in the newspapers calling on those who are spoken of as probable candidates for governor in the democratic pri mary next year :o express them selves on the question which is now agitating the public mind, namely, the liquor question. As one of those referred to. I de sire t6 say that I have no hesitation in stating my position on 'this ques tion. In doing so I have no desire to precipitate the campaign at this time for, although I have frequently been mentioned as a candidate for governor, I have not, up to this time, positively decided to be a candi date, and in now stating my position on the liquor question I do not com -mit myself to enter the race I do so now merely to prevent the idea being formed in thle public mind that I am waiting to see which way the tide turns before stating my at titude thereto. In my opinion, a grave condition confronts our people, and its prac tical and wise soluxtion should be of paramount importance to the polic ical aspirations of any man or set of men. Irrespective of any candidacy, I feel that it is the duty of every citizen who realizes the responsibil ities of citizenship to do his part in bringing about ' yhe wisest and 46 best solution of the liquor question, to put aside prejudice, to put aside politics and every consideration save the earnest desire to bring about that condition which will promo'ce temperance and straightforward. honest conduct and morality, and will minimize the evils of liquor. It is inevitable that differences of opinion will exist as to the way to accomplish This desirable end even among those who are earnestly and honestly striving after the same ob ject. I respect the position that prohibi,tion can be effective in South Carolina. I admit that There has been a growing tendency to curtail drinik, and the time may come when the tone of our people will be educated up to such a degree of self-discipline, self-restraint and respect for law that a prohibitory law against the use or sale of liquor may be observed. but in my judg ment that time has not yet come in South Carolina. But the time has come when the people of this state will no longer submit to *a continuance of the mal-administration of the dispensary II law-this condition has become in .tolerable. I am no apologist for wrong-doing. The dispensary must be purged, and every act of admin 1stration contrary to its purpose of restricing the sale of liquor must be corrected, the officer . r employee responsible therefor punished, and every act of wrong-doing wiped out. The issue in South Carolint is dispensary or prohibition: this does not mean t'hat the issue must be "dispensary-as-it-is" or "prohibition." but "dispensary amended and honestly administered" or "prohibition." A bill .will be introduced at the coming session of th.e legislature <which wvill. if adopted, so change the dispensary law that it will be distinctly a law to restrict and cur tail the use of liquor-will make the prohibitive features prominent and imperative, permit the sale of liquor only under such conditions that will reduce the evils to the minimum, and subordinate the profit feature of the law. This bill will also make the salaries of dispensers and ermployees absolutely independ ent of the amount of sales. wxill throw every possi'ble safeguard around the purchase of liquor to prevent bribery and corruption, and will en deavor to correct such defects 'and eliminate such abuses as the 'work of the investigating committee may reveal, and make such otiher changes as may be deemed best. I believe that such a law can and will be a great step toward re ducing the evils of liquor: that it can be made effective and that it will not interfere with other functions With suci a iaw, the issue would be -dispensary law so amended" or "prohibition." On this issue. would stand for the dispensary law so amended: but I do not stand for the dispensary law as it is. Richard I. M%anning. Sumter, S. C.. Aug. 23, 1905. HOMEWARD BOUND. The Press Trip From Oregon Home Interesting Visit to Salt Lake City-Col. Aull's Birthday. (Written for Herald and News.) August 22.-From Pocatello, Ida ho, a branch line runs to the Yellow stone National park in the north-west ern corner of Wyoming, a point which all were anxious to visit, but i*t was made impossible by the length of time it would have required in such a trip as this is. Salt Lake City, unique in the minds of all as the centre of Mormonism, was reached late Thursday night, so no definite impresion of it was gained until the following morning, when different parties started out to see the city each in their own way, but all re turning wi*rh tihe .knowledge that parks, wide and shaded streets and grassy lawns are requisites -Eo a beautiful city. And Brigham Young planned this city well when he set out avenue after avenue of poplars, years before residences were built near them, and yet every blade of grass is kept green only by irrigation. In driving over the city, our guide poinied out fre quent homes of mil.lionaries of today who fifteen years ago .were tramps, struck it rich in mining or built up from t!heir adherence to the faith of the Mormon dhurch. While churches of every denomina tion are to be seen here, still that de grading religion pervades the air, and seems to cast its shadow over the faces of all whom we saw, and when the ihomes with "several doors" or the home of the "favorite wife" remind ed us that there was no such harmony under that roof as in our Christian homes, the beauty of the city seemed to fade away. Just the hour before leaving this city, many of the party attended the semi-weekly organ recital at the Mor mon Tabernacle, hearing -the finest organ in the west, whose thousands of tones enchant the music lover and make him doubt his ears when the pipes so like the human voice are heard. This Tabernacle is in the beautiful Temple - square facing the magnificent Temple itself, into whose sacred precincts none but the "pure in heart" according to the most rigid Mormon rules are allowed to enter. But a siglnt never to be forgotten is the Great Salt Larke, reac.hed by short line over a barren section, where little life is seen except a species of salt water duct which swarms in the brackish waters. For some distance before reaching the Lake, the vast salt beds stretched about us, w!here water is drawn from t.he lake to se cure the large salt deposit, which is refined for use. Smelting furnaces are also seen in the distance. The view of Salt Lake from the Salair pavillion (containing the largest dancing hall in the country) is indeed beautiful, its waters rivalling the ocean in th'eir depths of blue and the mountainous shores across its placid surface glow in rich hues of red Iand gold. Then the experience of a life-time is here granted in floating upon the waters so heavy with salt t'hat floating is the natural position in it. Wvhat a day that proved to be! Then that evening an elaborate course dinner was served on the car in honor of the birthday of our effi cient leader through these scenes of pleasure and beauty, and in a most ap propriate speecir of appreciation of the unexcelled management of our splendid trip without a hitch or flaw by Col. E. H. Aull, Rev. G. L. Knight presented him with a handsome dia mond stud button, the gift of the Press party. Retracing our way to Ogden, still on the Oregon Short Line we were transferred to th'e Union Pacific line. and before reaching Omaha. Nebras ka h orning of the second day af terward, we passed through a vast ex panse of fertile though barren country because not irrigated, and near Lara mie, Wy., reached the highes: point of our travels, about 8,ooo feet above t>e sea, and yet the tempera ture wvas us, with clouds of dust following our track. At -this city, Laramie. quite a pleasant surprise was received in the visit of Miss Viola Pearl Holdrge, a reporter for "The Boorerang," the only democratic newspaper in the stare of Wyoming, and it was found ed by Bill Nye in 1881. Miss Hol drege is quite a charming young woman and her thoughtfulneses in bringing President Aull a bouquet of bright asters was greatly appreciated. Cheyenne, the capital of Wyoming, was glimpsed for a few minutes only, our next stop being a- Denver, Col., where we arrived Saturday evening. We found this city of the plains a most beautiful one, its streets bril liantly lighted with garlands of red, wh-ite and blue incandescents in hon or of a number of national gatherings being held there this summer and fall, and the streets and lovely parks were thronged with people that evening, more driving in private autos and carriage being noted than elsewhere on our tour. The capitol, giving its name to the handsome residence por tion of the city, is indeed a magnifi cent stone s*tructure, and Denver has a number of elegant buildings in its business section, one of them bearing the inscription "One mile above sea level." Towering in the distance were seen Pike's Peak with many others, snowcapped. At Omaha Monday morning, our "Starlight" was attached to the fast flyer of the Chicago & North-West ern Ry., which brought us into Chica go, a distance of some 477 miles, in twelve hours, at times making a speed of eighty miles an hour as we were whirred along through the sta-es of Iowa and Illinois, splendid farming lands on every hand with limitless fields of corn and grain. Into the heart of that great throb bing city of Chicago we went, and the night ,and a few bours Tuesday morn ing was spent by all to the bes'c ad vantage, viewing the blue waters of Lake Michigan for miles along the La'ke Shore drive, visiting the extens ive Lincoln park in the meantime and getting a look at the most elegant residences of that ci.ty visiting some of the largest -and finest department stores in the country, taking a peep at the grain pit, the stock yards, ecc, and some found time to visit the White City, formerly the Exposition grounds but now a popular park and play ground. However delightful a trip has been, when the face of the traveler is curned toward homeward. his theart rejoices, and so it was with us. But we did not let this mar our pleasure in the beautiful scenery from Chica go to South Carol.ina, crossing the fer tile plains of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, into the prettiest land of the conti nent, following the course of the French Broad into Asheville, exclaim ing every now and again at the love ly mountains and stream as it winds its graceful way. M. W. M. Three Thousand Acres Leased For Immigrants. The State. Charleston, Aug. 26.-At a confer ence between Immigration Commis sioner E. J. WVatson and other par ties. a deal was consummated for the lease of three thousand acres of land near Summerville for settlement by Russian and Polish agricultural peok ple, who will immediately come south to engage in farming and poultry raising. The Jewish, incorporated ag ricultural soci ety of New York has leased 500 acres of the tract and its colonists are to be well to do people and the settlement means a big thing for the community. The land is a particularly fine tract. Commission!er Watson also secured credentials from Consul WVitte for F. WV. Grauert, who goes to Germany. Sweden and Norway in the interest oi the immigratonl movement. It is hoped to bring out many immigrants from these couintriles and it has bheen suggested that the Hamburg-Ameri can liner should come to Carleston with the immigrants. The sugges tion of Editor Orth of the Deutche Zeiung that a colonization establish ment should b)e established here where German immi grants may come, learn te la'guage and ways of the Ameri can pending their final selection of place 1'f set:lem. nt. is considered a good sugg'estion and wih; be acted Reduced Rates For Your Summer Vacation via Southern Railway. The Southern Railway company now has on sale summer excursion tickets to a great many mountain and seashore resorts. Until September 30 these tickets will be on sale daily good returning until October 31. The following rates will apply from Newberry to a few of these points, other points in proportion: Chick Springs, S. C., $4.45. Saluda. N. C., $6.oo. Tryon. N. C.. $5.60. Flat Rock, N. C., $6.30. Lake Toxaway, N. C., $9.30. Hendersonville, N. C., $6.40. Brevard, N. C., $7.90. Asheville, N. C., $7.05. Hot Springs, N. C., $8.oo. %Valhalla, S. C., $5.60. Seneca, S. C., $5.20. Isle of Palms, S. C., $7.90. Sullivan's Island, S. C., $7.90. For rates to other points, schedules and stop overs, etc., phone or call on us. J. P. Sheely. Agent. Telephone Suscribers. Please add to your lists the follow ing new suscribers: 20-4 Baker, H. P. Residence. 102 Brown, J. G. Residence. 165 Blackwelder, J. A. Residence. 173 Bradley, Jas. A. Residence. 19-4 Cromer, J. T. Residence (Co.) 177 Fant, Mrs. Fannie Residence. 168 Graves, Rev. J. H. Resdence. 176 Goggans, Jno. C. Residence. 172 Houseal, W. P. Residence 175 Harding, Geo. W. Residence. 102-2 Halfatre, J. B. Residence. (county.) 171 Miller, W. 0. Residence. 182 Newberry Cotton exchange. 12 Pelham, Dr. W. E. Residence. 167 Parlor Market. 174-2 Spearman, M. L. Residence. 116 Stepenson, Dr. C. E. Resi dence. 164 Wicker, E. L. Residence. 166 Washington, Greenwood Res dence. 105-4 Wallace, W. E. Residence (County.) Report all complaints to telephone 200. Do not make any report to operators. Respec-tfully, SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CO. Rowland G. Spearman, Manager, Newberry, S. C. Week End Rates via Southern Ry. Effective Saturday June 3rd and continuing to and including Septem ber 3rd 1905 we will sell round trip tickets continous passage in each di rection for all Saturday trains and -4 Is Your Kitchen ] While it is comment attention to the constri it is advisable to give as equall; equipment of your kitchen. Take into consideration the fa the kitchen and that the utensils ir ine the plumbing in your kitchen cost of putting in a "Stuaded" abundant supply of hot and co) cleanliness will be assured. Our booklet, " Modern I kitchens equipped with "Standa for a copy. Every "Stad0d FOR ! a i C. C. DAVIS. Sunday morning train, good returning leaving destination not later 'than Tuesday following date of the sale at rates as follows: Anderson, S. C., $2.40. Walhalla, S. C., $3.40. Chick Springs, S. C., $2.75. Tyron, N. C., $3.85. Saluda, N. C., $3.85. Hendersonville, N. C., $3.85. Asheville, N. C., $3.85. Spartanburg, S. C., $2.10. Greenville, S. C., $2.10. White Stone, S. C., $2.10. Union, S. C., $1.85. Charleston, S. C., $5-15. Isle of Palms, S. C. $5.15. Tybee, Ga., $5.15. For further information phone or write J. P. Sheely, Agent. Just received 2 car loads of Buggies. 1 car load of Wagons. and a lot of up to-date and first class Harness. All to be had at REASONABLE PRICES at A T. BROWN. WORK BY A N ewberry Steam L aundry Co. lumbing Modern? ble to give the utmost tion of your bathroom, rgood attention to the sanitary t that all your food is prepared in 1which it is prepared depend upon the sanitary equipment of the kitchen for t$eir cleanliness. Is this fact alone not suf ficient to war rant the in stallation of a a\ thoroughly sanitary k it chen sink ? We would like to exam and if it is defective, tell you the orcelain Enameled Sink with an d running water. This done, ome Plumbing," shows several " Sinks. Call, write or phone ink is fully guaranteed. ALE BY