The defendant does not bring forward and discuss his exceptions to the refusal of the court below to sustain his demurrers to the evidence. In this he was well advised, for the evidence was amply sufficient to require its submission to the jury.
All the exceptions relied on relate to alleged error in the charge. Those which bear directly on the second count are not before us for consideration for the reason the defendant, by consenting to the suspension of the sentence on that count, waived and abandoned his right to appeal on the principal issue of his guilt or innocence of the crime therein charged. S. v. Miller, 225 N.C. 213, 34 S.E. 2d 143, and cases cited; S. v. Jackson, 226 N.C. 66, 36 S.E. 2d 706.
The court instructed the jury that the only way a person can possess legally in his home any intoxicating liquor is “to have transported it legally to his home, and to have it in his own dwelling used and occupied by him as such . . . and used therein only for the purpose of drinking himself and of entertaining his tona fide guests while in his home. That is the only way in this dry county that whiskey can be legally possessed under the Turlington Act.” And again, “It is unlawful to possess at any one time more than one gallon of intoxicating liquor, even though it is possessed in one's home.”
The general provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act of 1937, Chap. 49, P.L. 1937, G.S. Chap. 18, Art. 3, are State-wide in operation. *226 S. v. Davis, 214 N.C. 787, 1 S.E. 2d 104; S. v. Lockey, 214 N.C. 525, 199 S.E. 715; S. v. Epps, 213 N.C. 709, 197 S.E. 580.
Even so, the Turlington Act of 1923, now G.S. Chap. 18, Art. 1, was not thereby repealed. Its provisions, as modified by the general provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, are still in full force and effect. S. v. Wilson, 227 N.C. 43, 40 S.E. 2d 449; S. v. Carpenter, 215 N.C. 635, 3 S.E. 2d 34. In territory wherein A.B.C. stores have not been established- — conveniently referred to as nonconforming territory — the former is the primary law, and the inconsistent or modifying provisions of the latter constitute exceptions thereto.
Thus, to ascertain the exact status of the law regulating the possession, transportation, and sale or possession for the purpose of sale, of intoxicating beverages in nonconforming territory, the two acts must be read together. When so read, as heretofore construed and applied by this Court, definite modifications of the Turlington Act are made to appear.
Under the Turlington Act it is unlawful to manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, furnish, purchase, or possess any intoxicating liquor except as therein authorized. G.S. 18-2. Likewise, under said Act, proof of the possession of any quantity of intoxicating beverage is prima facie evidence of the purpose of the possessor to sell, barter, or otherwise unlawfully dispose of the same, subject to the provision that possession of intoxicating liquor in one’s private dwelling, while the same is used and occupied by him as his dwelling only, is not unlawful, provided such liquor is for the personal consumption of the owner thereof and his family residing in said dwelling and of his bona fide guests when entertained by him therein — -which for the sake of brevity are referred to as family uses. G.S. 18-11. Under this section no distinction is made between tax-paid and nontax-paid liquor, and the quantity of liquor which may be possessed in one’s private dwelling for personal consumption and family uses is unlimited.
It is likewise unlawful to purchase in this State any alcoholic beverage from any source, except from a store operated in accordance with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act of 1937, “except a person may purchase legally outside this State and bring into the same,” in the manner provided by G.S. 18-49, “for his own personal use not more than one gallon of such alcoholic beverage.” G.S. 18-58. For other exceptions not pertinent here see G.S. 18-49, G.S. 18-49.1, and G.S. 18-49.2.
On the other hand, a person living in nonconforming territory may lawfully transport, in sealed containers, to his own private dwelling for family uses, not in excess of one gallon of tax-paid liquor at any one *227time, provided it is acquired from an A.B.C. store in tbis State or legally purchased in another State, G.S. 18-49, and he may there keep and possess the same for family uses. Such possession in a quantity not in excess of one gallon raises no presumption against him. S. v. Suddreth, 223 N.C. 610, 27 S.E. 2d 623; S. v. Watts, 224 N.C. 771, 32 S.E. 2d 348; S. v. Wilson, supra.
If. the State can establish nothing more than that the defendant had in his private dwelling not in excess of one gallon of liquor upon which the tax has been paid, the presumption of lawfulness prevails and a verdict of not guilty should be directed. That is to say, where it appears that not more than one gallon of tax-paid liquor was found in the private dwelling of the defendant, the State, to convict, must establish by independent evidence, unaided by any presumption, that the possession is unlawful.
In such case, in the absence of evidence of possession of nontax-paid liquor or more than one gallon of tax-paid intoxicating beverage, prima facie evidence of the violation of the statute is wanting. S. v. Watts, supra.
Subject to this exception, possession within nonconforming territory of any quantity of liquor, however acquired, unless in transit in a manner permitted by the statute, is prima facie evidence that it is possessed for the purpose of sale, barter, etc., in violation of G.S. 18-11. S. v. Hege, 194 N.C. 526, 140 S.E. 80; S. v. McAllister, 187 N.C. 400, 121 S.E. 739; S. v. Wilson, supra.
This rule applies even when the liquor is in a private dwelling, and the burden rests upon the defendant to bring himself within the- exceptive provision of the statute. G.S. 18-11; S. v. Dowell, 195 N.C. 523, 143 S.E. 133; S. v. Epps, supra; S. v. Davis, supra; S. v. Watts, supra; S. v. Wilson, supra; S. v. Holbrook, 228 N.C. 582, 46 S.E. (2d) 842.
Even so, the Turlington Act, as heretofore noted, does not restrict the quantity of intoxicating beverages a person may possess in his private dwelling for family uses. Neither does the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act limit the frequency with which a gallon of tax-paid liquor acquired from an A.B.C. store in this State or legally purchased in another State may be transported by a person to his private dwelling for family uses. If he possesses in his private dwelling more than one gallon of tax-paid liquor, what then ?
He is protected against the presumption of illegality or the rule of evidence created by G.S. 18-11 only so long as he does not possess more than one gallon. Proof of the possession of more than one gallon, even though it is found in the private dwelling of defendant and the tax thereon has been paid, is prima facie evidence that such liquor is unlawfully possessed and is being kept for the purpose of sale. G.S. 18-11. *228If be would rebut tbis prima facie evidence, tbe burden is on bim to establish not only tbat tbe possession thereof comes within tbe exceptive provisions of G.S. 18-11, but also tbat it was legally acquired and transported to bis private dwelling and there kept, not for sale, but for family uses only. S. v. Davis, supra; S. v. Suddrelh, supra; S. v. Wilson, supra; S. v. Watts, supra; S. v. Holbrook, supra. Tbe burden rests on bim to bring bis case within tbe exceptive provisions of G.S. 18-11 and also within tbe provisions of tbe Alcoholic Beverage Control Act authorizing tbe purchase and transportation of liquor under tbe limitations therein prescribed. S. v. Holbrook, supra.
Rowan County has not elected to come under tbe Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. Therefore, if there was any evidence tending to show tbat tbe defendant bad in bis possession in bis private dwelling not more than one gallon of liquor upon which tbe tax bad been paid, tbe quoted instruction would give us reason to pause and consider. But under tbe circumstances here disclosed it may not be held for prejudicial error. Tbis, for two reasons.
First. There is no sufficient evidence to support a finding tbat defendant bad tbe liquor in bis private dwelling for family uses. Tbe testimony tends to show merely tbat defendant frequently slept there. Tbis falls short of proof tbat tbe bouse was bis private dwelling- — his home where be and tbe members of bis family maintained their residence.
Second. Even if we concede, arguendo, tbat tbe liquor was in bis private dwelling, there was more than one gallon, and there is no evidence tending to show tbat it was acquired from an A.B.O. store in tbis State, or legally purchased in another State, and lawfully transported to bis residence in quantities of not more than one gallon at any one time. Indeed, defendant’s own evidence tends to prove tbe contrary. It was acquired from an unknown truck driver-vendor on tbe premises of defendant. Having been unlawfully acquired, tbe possession was unlawful. Tbis is tbe law as it is now written.
A careful consideration of tbe record leads us to tbe conclusion tbat in tbe trial below there was