The Tillman Movement in South Carolina

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CHAPTER VIII
THE DISPENSARY

The most unusual achievement of Tillman's two terms as governor of South Carolina was the inauguration in 1893 of the State Dispensary System through which the state of South Carolina undertook a monopoly of the sale of alcoholic liquors.

This system was instituted in the face of a gradually achieved conviction on the part of a majority of the people in favor of the absolute prohibition of the liquor traffic. Efforts towards the elimination of this traffic may be said to have begun in 1740 with an act prohibiting the sale of intoxicants to slaves except on the authorization of their masters.1 This was followed, in 1801, by the imposition of a special license tax on spirits.2 The growth of Prohibition sentiment in the decade before the Civil War is evidenced by the agitations of so prominent a jurist as Belton O'Neall and of other prominent leaders in the evangelical churches. In 1854 Prohibition was

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1
Acts and Joint Resolutions, 1740, No. 670.
2
Ibid., 1801, No. 1762.

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