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ARE MAKING MONEY
PROFITS WILL LIKELY EXCEED
THOSE OF LAST YEAR.
If Earnings Continue at Present
Ratio Excess Over Last Year will
be $100,000 or More-Inter
esting Statement Com
piled by Auditor
News and Courier.
Columbia. July 28.-During the
year 1906, the South Carolina state
dispensary declared a total net profit
of $575.975.94. During the quarter
ending June 30, 1907, the county dis
pensaries have declared and distribut
ed a total net profit of $166,792.02.
A this rate the county dispensaries'
total profits for a year will exceed
the total net profits of the state dis
pensary by at least $100,000. Inas
much as the largest ypurchases of li
quors are made in the fall, it is ex
tremely probable that the business of
the county dispensaries will be larger
in the next six months than in the six
months just passed and in that case
the county dispensaries' total net pro
fits will exceed the total net profits
of the state dispensary by much
more than $100,000.
The figures on which these calcula
tions are based are taken from, a
statement prepared by Mr. W. B.
West, the dispensary auditor under
the new law. The county dispensary
boards are required by the law to
make both monthly and quarterly re
port6 to the auditor, and after a good
deal of work by Mr. West and his'.
assistant, Mr. Hunt, the quarterly
statement by counties has been made.
The comparison with the old state
dispensary figures are made by this
correspondent from the official re
port of the board of directors to Gov
ernor Heyward for the year 1906.
There are twenty-five counties out
of the forty-one in .the state, which
have dispensaries and yet the twen
ty-five county dispensary sy4tems are
M& as much or perhaps more
aoney than the state dispensary made
with its branches in thiriy-nthe cout
ties, There were no dispensaries in
thirty.nine counties in 1906, but in
that year the profits were about as
large as before thie enactment of the
Erice law. ' ,.. # n
Aeeording to the state board's re
port for 1906, the net profits divided
-oetween the towns and cities. amount
ed to $552,092.80, and the profits paid
the school fuinT .were $23,883,14, mak-1
ing a, total of $$57.4 A larger
sinount was distributed to the schools
last yearlat it was ait earnied in that
s.ea siid is ei-edited to the 1905
aeoub Se taking this whole
amanilit, *165,650.44, into the calcula-,
tion, the total net profits reached
only the sum of $717,742.24, on a to
tal business of $2,585,137.16. This
represents the sales of 138 sub-dis
The figures compiled by Mr. West
represent the business of only ninety
three dispensaries, the number now
in operation in thit st,ate,. The gross
sales for the quarter are $647,477.91,
or at the rate of $2,589,911.64 for the
-* year, which is slightly in excess of
the state dispensary sales. The pro
fits for the quarter, net, are $166,
792.02, or at the rate of $667,168.08
for the year, which is in excess of
the state dispensary profits of 1906
by the sum of $91,212.14.
The statement prepared by Mr.
West gives the number of dispen
saries in each county, the gross sales,
the net profit. the per centage of pro
ift on sales, the leakage and1 the per
e entage of breakage on sales. It fol- '
Abbeville-Gross sales $21.755.57;'
- breakage $70.20; net profit $6.210.18,
gain 40 per cent; breakage 100 per
cent; number dispensaries 1.
Aiken-Gross sales $24,603.91;,
'breakage $234.62; net profit $7,883.
89; gain 47 per cent; breakage 300
per cent; number of dispensaries 5.
Bamberg-Gross sales $18,468;
breakage $123.70; net profit $3,841.
77; gain 26 per cent; breakage 208
* per cent; number of dispensaries 5.
Barnwell-ross sales $29,137.71;
breakage $344.39: net profit $4,950.
39; gain 24 per cent; breakage 370
per cent; number of dispensaries 10.
Beaufort-Gross sa4es $18,334.52;
breakage $178.83; net profit $2,870.
95; gain 18 per cent; breakage 303
per cent; number of dispensaries 5.
Berkeley-Gross sales $7,683.02;
breakage $65.10; net profit $1.461.88;
gaini 23 per cent; breakage 260: per
cent; number of dispensaries 4.
Charleston-Gross sales $47,505.26;
breakage $191.45; net profit $11.187.
86: gain 30 per cent: breakage 126
per cent; number of dispensaries 11.
C::ester--Gross sales $22.956.69:
breakage $118.14: net profit .$6.366.
87: gain 38 per cent: breakage 162
per cent: number of dispensaries 1.
Chesterfield--Glross sales 823.79:
breakage $29:1.70; net profit $3.939.
.3: gaim 20 per cent: jreakage .0
per cent;: number of dispensaries 2.
Clarendon--Gross sales $10.527.63;
breakage $62.05; net profit $2,006.80;
gain 24 per cent; breakage 184 per
cent; number of dispensaries 1.
Colleton-Gross sales $12,071.OS;
breakage $75.94; net profit $2,298.
54; gain 22 per cent; breakage 189
per cent; number of dispensaries 3.
Dorchester-Gross sales $14,543.
44; breakage $124.94; net profit $4,
46S.90; gain 44 per cent; breakage
270 per cent; number of dispensaries
Fairfield-Gross sales $13,342.98;
breakage $124.94; net profit $4,468.
90; gain 44 per cent; breakage 270
per cent; number of dispensaries 3
Florence-Gross sales $3S,990.94;
breakage $236.23; net profit $12,510.
71; gain 48 per cent; breakage 193
per cent; number of dispensaries 2.
Georgetown-Gross sales $36,803.
45; breakage $112.33; net profit $9,
951.32; gain 37 per cent; breakage
95 per cent; number of dispensaries
Hampton-Gross sales $10,526.65;
breakage $63.80; net profit $2,511.45;
gain 31 per cent; breakage 189 per
cent; number of dispensaries 5.
Kershaw-Gros sales $28,972.49;
breakage $162.58; net profit $7,049.
48; gain 32 per cent; breakage 174
per cent; number of dispensaries 2.
Laurens-Gross sales $29,339.96;
breakage $263.65; net profit $6,330.76
gain 27 per cent; breakage 280 per:
cent: number of dispensaries 2.
Lee-Gross sales $12,430.92;
breakage $86.04; net profit $3,494.
06; gain 39 per cent; breakage 215
per cent; number of dispensaries 1.
Lexington-Gross sales $8,4S7.29;
breakage -; net profit $1,585.45;
gain 23 per cent; breakage -; num
ber of dispensaries 3.
Orangeburg-Gross - sales, $42,077.
77; breakage $225.74; net profit $8,-i
053.58; gain 24 per cent.; breakage
167 per cent; number of dispensaries
Richland-Gross sales $126,936.25;
breakage $929.25; net profit $38,691.
64; gain43 per cent; breakage 191 per
cent; number of dispensaries 12.
Sumter-Gross sales $35,463.03;
breakage $126.55; net profit $13,067.
R2; gain 58 per cent; breakage 111
per cent; number of dispensaes 3.1
WilliamsburgGross sales $13,538.
56; breakage $77.59; net profit $3,
/.44; gain 29 per cent; breakage
160; number of dispensaries 3.
Total--Gross sales $647,477.91;
breakage $4,314.44; net profit $166,
792.02; number of dispensaries 93.
Average gain per cent on all busi
ness one in the state, 34.6 per cent.
The above statement has b'een corn
pha1 from figures snbmitted and
wonto by the respective county
dispensary boards or their authoriz
ed clerks. Howevr,it mnight be well
to state in regard to the breakage ac-I
count that the coparos~ inade are
not altogether just, inasmuch as some
boards have returned railroad short
age as breakages, thus swelling the
breakage account. In many instances
claims were filed for the shortage and
have been paid, which would mater
ially lessen this account. The account1
is in the main correct. In order to
make this comparison it was neces
sary -to take some county as a stand
ard by which the others might be
compared. In this .ease Abbeville,
whieh came first alphabetically, was
used. Its percentage of breakage
was takenl as 100. A county having a
per cent of 184 means that its break
are was 1.84 times as great as that
of the county with which it was com
It might be well also to state that
the profit made by some of the coun
ties is somewhat larger than has been
reported, inasmuch as they have
hared up fixtures, bottling outfits.
etc. to the expense account and these
were not taken in as assets in making
up the statement.
The item of breakage is very im
portant. as it may be used to cover a
multitude of sins. It will be well for
county boards to watch this item very
Dispensaries Working Smoothly.
Auditor West finds the county dis
pensary system working very smooth
ly in all the 25 counties which have
whiskey shops. The boards of control
are, as a rule, composed of capable
and careful business men and the sys
tem is being run on business primei
ples. During thd next two quarters
the expenses incident to starting the
new system will be eliminated-With
an increased trade, the profits should
be larger, but it is a question wheth
er they can be made large enough to
keep the state from going prohibi
tion at the first opportunity. The 16
ounties in which there are now no
dispensaries are among the most pros
perous in the state. even since they
have permitted the other 25 tn have a
ifopolv in s ending two and a half
million dollars a y-ear for whiskey and
It will be noted. of core that the
d1pensay sales in Char'leston for. the
[Iilan uGieiallf as QTeat a8 liIt. -ales I
I iebla nd, $ 126.)8ti.25. a!itl are only f
slightly in excess of Orangeburg, $42.- t
077.77. Charleston's profits, $11,- C
1.7.86, are less than the profits of F
Sumier, $13,067.32, and of Florence, e
;12,570.71. and are less than one- n
third of Richland's profits, $38,691.- (
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