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DEFEATED IN SENATE
ELECTION TO BE HEL IN
"WET" COUNTIES AUG. 17.
Prothibition for Two Weeks-State
The State, Feb. 27.
Refusing, by a vote of 28 to 9, to
adopt a State-wide prohibition bill
and by a vote of 27 to 11 to pass a
State-wide referendum bill, the sen
ate yesterday passed the prohibition
measure with the Christensen and
Williams amendments, after a lengthy
discussion as to what was really the
agreement of the evening before. Dur
ing the discussion Senator Otts, one
of the prohibition leaders, charged ir.
effect that there had been a breach of
faith among those who had reached
this compact, and asked the prohibi
tinists to consider where they were in
The bill as finally passed in the
senate to third reading provides for
State-wide prohibition in the wet
counties of the State from the first
Tuesday in August until the third
Tuesday in August, when an election
be held in the -counties now wet. This
election is to determine the policies
f the wet counties as to whether they
hall retain the sale of whiskey. The
right is reserved to the dry counties,
as under the Carey-Cothran act, to
vote upon the question once every
The Christensen amendment as
"This act shall take effect on the
f-bst Tuesday in August, 1909; Pro
vided, That in the counties then hav
ing dispensaries an election shall be
held on the third Tuesday in August,
1909, for the purpose of determining
whether the dispensaries located
therein shall be reopened and such
election in each of said counties shall
be held and conducted by the same of
ficers and uider the same rules and
regulations provided by law for gen
See. 15. At such election the
election commissioners for such coun
ty shall at each voting precinct there
in provide one ballot box, in which
the ballots must be cast. Any per
son 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 of
alcoholic liquors and beverages,' and
every voter opposed. shall .cast a bal
lot upon which shall be printed the
words, ~'Against sale,' etc. If a ma
jority of the ballots cast in such elee
Stion be 'for sale,' it shall be lawful
for such liquors and beverages to bej
sold in said county as hereinafter pr&
vided: Provided, That the expense
these elections shall be borne by the
''Sec. 16. In .ease an election as
herein provided shall result in favor
of the sale of liquors and beverages
the dispensaries in each county so
voting shall be reopened and conduct
ed under the provisons of an act en
titled,'An act to declare the law in
reference to and to regulate the manu
facture, sale, use, consumption, pos
session, transportation and disposi-'
tion of alcoholic liquors and bever
ages within the State and to police
the same,' approved the 16 day of
February, 1907. and acts amendatory
thereof: Provided, That all of the
rovisions and limitations of the said'
a,ct not i:neonsistent with 'this act
shall remain in full force and ef
eet in all of the counties of the
State: Provided further, That in
counties which shall reopen dispen
saries therein, the county dispensary
board and dispensers in office on Au
gust 2, 1909, shall continue to dis
charge their several duties as if sueh
dispensary or dispensaries had not
The Williams Amendment.
The Williams amendment. which
occasioned a great deal of discussion,
finally being adopted provides:
''Provided. That 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
have 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 provided
for in 'an act to declare the law in
reference to and to regulate the manu
facture, sale and consumption, pos
session, transportation and disposi
tioni of alcoholic liquors and bev er
ages within the Stat-e and to police
th1e same.' approved the 16th day of
This would give, unquestionably,
the rizht to the dry counties to vote
~pon the whiskey question, which it
eemed that the Christensen amend
.ent did not clearly and expressly
provide for. The motion to table the
wism5 amendment resulted 16 to
19 and the amendment was passed on
an aye and nay vote of 20 to 15.
Straight Prohibition Tabled.
When the senate took up No. 601
Senator Otts submitted an amend
ment, which was in the nature of a
State-wide prohibition bill with the
enforcement features incorporated in
the original bill in brackets hitherto
This was tabled on an aye and nay
vote, 28 to 9. This would apparently
give a large majority against prohi
bition, but, as a matter of fact, the
reason for this large majority was
because of the agreement of the even
ing before, which all the senators en
tering into the compact felt bound by.
The discussion started upon the
meaning of the compact and several
senators stated that they would stand
by the agreement made.
Senator Otts offered a State-wide
referendum amendment, which was
tabled by a vote of 27 to 11.
Senator Rogers offered an amend
ment to the effect that 5 per eeat of
the profits derived from the manu
facture and sale of the alcoholic
drinks throughout the -State shall be
paid over to the State treasurer, to be
paid out on the order of the gover
nor for the maintenance of a police
force throughout the State to enforce
the provisions of this act, any balance
not consumed for said purpose to be
at the end of the year applied to the
State school fund for the next sue
T.his was tabled by a vote of 32 to
6. Senator Weston pointed out that
there would be, a loss to the wet
counties during the prohibtion period
and he could not support this amend
nent. Senator Mauldin also stated
that he could not favor this, as the
dry counties should look to the polic
ing of their own system and not take
the money from the wet counties to
aid it in this purpose.
Senator Appelt offered an amend
ment which provided that the ques
tion as to the sale or no sale of whis
key shall be submitted to the various
counties at a special election to be
ordered by the supervisor of the coun
ty, upon being filed with him a writ
ten petition for such election signed
by one-fourth of the electors of such
county. That should such election re
sult in favor of the dispensary the
ispensary shall be conducted and op
rated as provided for in the Carey
This would reverse the Carey-Coth
an act, allowing dry counties to vote
n the issue.
T-his amendment was tabled.
Senator Smith explained that he
ad no desire to block legislation and
lthough he was opposed to the liquor
egislation, inasmuch as an agreement
ad been reached, he did not care to
ppose any voting.
The arose this question of the
.aning of the Christensen amend
ent after Senator Williams had of
fered his amendment allo-wing drSy
ounties to vote as under the Carey
It was contended by some of the
enators that the understanding was
hat the Carey-Cothran act (in so far
s the Christensen amendment .was
onerned) should apply only as to
the enforcement of the law,'and there
as no provision as to try counties
olding elections. However, several
enators stated that their understand
ing of the compromise reached the 'ev
ening before was that this right was
given the dry counties.
Senator Lide offered an amend
ent, which was tabled by a vote of
2 to 6, to the effect that no county
shall be required to vote in such elec
tion unless a petition therefor is fil
d under the existing law, and this act
shal not serve to change the condition
n any county thai does not avail it
self of the privilege of holding an
eetion under the act.
Senator Otts arose to ask the pro
ibitionists where "'they were at."
e stated that he did not agree to
my proposition unless the amend
nents printed in the br'ackets of bill
601 (the enforcement and injunction
mendments) were included.
Senator Walker stated that there
vas no excuse for Mr. Otts' remarks
except that Mr. Otts is disappointed.
"le charges," said Mr. Walker,
"that there was a motive to deceive
this body, when he says that the sena
tor from Orangeburg 'has stated his
position in a fair, square manner;
nlike the others, that the prohibi
tionists have been led into a trap."
Senator Walker explained what the
prohibitionists were getting under the
Christensen amendment (the com
pact). A State-wide condition of pro
hibition for 15 days and the require
nnt of every county now wet to vote
in the dispensary system were two
things the prohibitionists were get
ting. Senator Walker stated that the
ren who entered into the agreement
had kept faith even in supporting the
Williams amendment which merely
tended to make the provisions of the
Christensen act clearer.
Senator Christensen stated that
there seemed to be some misunder
standing. He felt that the referring
to the Cirey-Cothran act in the
amendment was only in ref'rence to
the enforcement of the lav,.
Senator Mauldin explained that his
understanding was that the Carey
Cothran act should apply to the coun
ties as now in reference to voting the
counties now dry, wet, or holding of
elections each four years.
Senator Williams explained his
position in the matter. He had asked
the question of the effect of the
Cir'stensen amendment the evening
before and understood that the Carey
Cothran act as to voting for the whis
key sale each four years was to be a
part of the bill.
There was a great deal of discus
sion upon this feature of the Chris
tensen amendment, ending with the
adoption of the Williams amendment.
Agreement to Vote.
Senator Otts having called up his
resolution as to the time to vote on
the prohibition bill, the hour was
placed at 1.30, and rule 34, requiring
that no bill shall be read for a third
time on the day of adjournment of
the general assembly, was suspended.
This was looking to an adjournment
When the hour of 1.30 arrived, the
president of the senate put first the
amendment offered by Senator Laney.
The effect of the Laney amendment
was as follows:
"That the provisons of the Carey
Cothran act shall apply to the coun
ties of the State only so far as the
same relates to the enforcement of
the perpetuated prohibition in the dry
counties until otherwise provided by
the general assembly,"
This amendment was tabled by a
vote of 26 to 11.
Senator Johnson proposed to
change the date of the election under
the Christensen amendment to the
second Tuesday in August, - which
amendment was passed.
Senator Otts proposed his amend
ment as to declaring the sale of liquor
a common nuisance and providing fur
ther as to injunction proceedings.
This amendment was rejected by a
vote of 20 to 19.
The bill then passed to third read
The votes, ayes and nays, upon the
principal amendments and passage of
the bill to third reading, were a s fol
For State-wide prohibtion, moved
Ayes-Appelt, Bass, Bates, Black,
Christensen, Clifton, Croft, Hardin,
Harvey, Hough, Johnson, Johnstone,~
Mauldin, Kelley, Laney, Lide, Mc
Cown, Montgomery, Muckenfuss,
Rainsford, Sinkler, Spivey, Stewart,
Sullivan, Walker, Weston, Williams,
Nays-Carlisle, Crosson, Earle,!
Eorrest, Griffin, McKeithan, Otts,
For Williams Amendment.
Ayes-Appelt, Clifton, Croft, For
rest, Hardin, Harvey, Hough, John
son, Kelley, Lide, Mauldin, McCown,
~'ontgomery, Muckenfuss, Sinkler,
Smith, .Spivey, Stewart, Walker, Wil
Nays-Bass, Black, Crosson, Earle,
Griffin, Johnstone, McKeithan, Otts,
Rainsford, Rogers, Sullivan, Waller,
Weston, Wharton, Christensen-15.'
To Table State-wide Referendum.
Ayes--Appelt, Bass, Bates, Chris
ense, Clifton, Croft, Hardin, Har
rey, Hough, Johnson, Johnstone, Kel
ey, Laney, Mauldin, McCown, Mont
~omery, Muckenfuss, Sinkler, Smith,
Spivey, Stewart, Sullivan, Walker,
Weston, Waller, Williams, Wharton
Nays-Black, C:irlisle, Crosson,
Earle, Forrest, Griffin, Lide, Mc
Keithan, Otts, Rainsford, Rogers-lL.
Passage of Bill.
Upon the passage of the bill to
third reading, as amended, the vote
Ayes--Appelt, Bass, Bates, Chris
tensen, Clifton,-Croft, Earle, Hardin,
Harvey, Rough, Johnson, Johnstone,
Laney, Kelley, Mauldin, McCown,
MKeithan, Montgomery, Mucken
fuss. Rainsford, Sinkler, Spivey,
Stewart. Sullivan, Townsend, Walker,
Wailer, Weston, Williams, Wharton
Navs--Black, Carlisle, Crosson,
Griffin, Forrest, Lide, 0Otts, Rogers,
Several of the senators asked to
have their reasons for voting spread
on the journal. Senator Sinkler,
while for high license, as he has stat
~ed on the floor of the senate, voted
for the bill, as it was a compromise
the best that could be reached. Sen
ator Clifton stated that he voted for
the bill in a spirit of compromise, al
though he was opposed to the prohi
Senator Lide 's reasons for offering
his amendment was because he did
not want to disturb conditions in the
counties now unless there was a peti
tion for a vote.
It should be understood that those
counties voting out the dispensary in
Anu-nst will bhanlngo with the nowI
The Senate Roll.
The following is the senate roll and
by comparing this with the various
votes shown above it may be seen
which senators did not vote, either
because paired or out of the chamber:
Appelt, Bass, Bates, Black, Carlisle,
Carpenter, Christensen, Clifton, Croft,
Crosson, Earle, Forrest, Graydon,
Johnson, Johnstone, Kelley, Laney,
Lide, Mauldin, McKeithan, McCown,
Montgomery, Muekenfuss. Otts,
Rainsford, Rogers,, Sinkler, Smith,
Spivey, Stewart, Sullivan, Townsend,
Summers, Walker, Waller, Weston,
In Memory of Mrs. Amanda Ether
Mrs. Amanda Eth-eredge was born
and raised in Saluda -county. She
was the only daughtter of Eliztb:th
and George Addy. She had two
brothers, Messrs. John and Levi Ad
dy both of whom are dead.
Early in life sh-e joined Corinth
Evangelical Lutheran church and re
mained a consistent member of that
church up until a few years ago when
she joined Nazareth Meliodist lEpis
copal church with her husband and
there remained a true member until
She was twice married-first to
Mr. Gilford Etheredge. To this un
ion was born four children-two of
them are still living. She was mar
ried the second time to Mr. Allen
Etheredge and to this union was born
seven children, all of whom are still
living. Her husband died seven
December 7th Mrs. Etheredge had
a stroke of paralysis and for days
there seemed to be no hopes of her
recovery but then she rallied and on
Christmas day she was carried on her
chair to the dining room to eat her
dinner. She asked that all the chil
dren be present as that would be her
last Christmas with them. During
her sickness she spoke beautifu.lly
about dying and would often sing and
speak of how happy she was.
On the night of January 25th she
seemed so contented sitting in her
roller chair and was engaged in a
pleasant conversation with her ehil
dren when she had a stroke of apo
plexy and although she lived several
days, she did not gain consciousness.
She died February 4, and was buried
at Nazareth church in the presence
of a large and sympathetie congrega
tion. Age 69 years, 10 months and 7
Dear mother thou hast left us,
Sad and lonely yet are we,
But we feel our earthly loss
Js but eternal gain for thee.
Sweetly you spoke of Heaven
And of Jesus power to save,
When asked what chapter I should
It was: "The Good Shepherd if
We shall strive to meet thee mot'her
In that happy home above
There together to sing praises
Of Jesus and his love.
BLUE~ RIDGE SCHEDULES.
NL'o. .L8, leaves Anderson at 6.30 a.
at., for connetfon at Belton witn'
Southern for Greenville.
No. 1:2, from Walhalla, leaves A
dierson at 10.15 a. in., tor connection'
at Belton with Southern Railway for
Columbia and Greenville.
No. 20, leaves Anderson at 2.20
p. in., for connections at Belton with
Southern Railway for Greenville.
No. 8, daily except Sunday, from
Walhalla arrives Anderson 6.24 p.
n., with connections at Seneca with
Southern Railway from points south.
No. 10, from Walhalla, leaves An
derson at 4.57 p. mn., for connections
at B3ehtou with Southern Railway for
t.reenville .und Columbia.
No. 17, arrives at Anderson at 7.50
a. in., from Belton with connections
No. 9, arrives at Anderson at 12.24
p. mn., fromn Belton with connections
frm ( n-enville and Columnbi .t. &e
No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40
p. mn., from Belton with connections
No. 11. arrives at Anderson at
6.23 p. mn., t'rom B3elton with con
netionis from Greenville and Column
bi]a. Goes to Walhalla.
No. 7. daily except Sunday, leaves.
A nderson at 9.20 a. mn., for Waihalla,
with connections at Seneca for local
Nos. 17, 18, 19, and 20 are mixed
tr:ius between Anderson and Belton.
Nos. 7 and 8 are local freight
trains, carrying passengers, between
Anderson and Walhalla and betwen
Wolhalla n(' Andrlaon
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Watts' Racket Store, next door to the Exchange Bank. We
realize this room is rather small to carry surplus stock, there
fore we have decided to select the choice part staples, etc., for
this place, ship the remainder to our jobbing department in
Anderson, S. C., this will give us room to put in a full line of
Spring ancl S-x.mmer G-oc3oA,
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Our buyer is now in the Eastern market, where he will buy a
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and Heavy Shoes and Oxfords for Men, Ladies and Children.
Watch for the new Bee Hive Sign. Mr. B. C. Matthews has
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new place. Remember, after the 7th you will find us across
street at No. 1204 Main St., between the Newberry Savings
Bank and the Exchange Bank.
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the Southern Railway announces verytenAusaadAhvle.Tan
low round trip excursion rates to NewNo.1ad2lavAustTedy,
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sacola, Fla. Ti,ekets will be soldAseleMody,Wnsasad
February 17th sto 22nd, limited for re- Fias
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