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WEDNESDAY, JUNE JO, 1?I0?.
u X ?-- 3
THE DISPENSARY INVESTIGATION.
Thc dispensary investigating com
mittee met again Tuesday afternoon of
last week and resumed thc taking of
testimony. Nothing of the same sen
sational character was developed as
came out thc preceding week, but
witnesses were sworn and testimony
given showing thc inherent rottenness
of thc system.
J. M. Cautey, a brother-in-law of
h. W. Uoykin, a former member of
thc board, was put on the witness
stand. Ile admitted in a very frank
manner that he had represented
Fleischmann ?St Co., of Cincinnati, tho
makerB of the Congress Hall liquor,
which has been showed upon former
occasions during tho investigation io
be inferior in quality and in other
ways. He Baid that his duties were
merely to see that advertising matter
was kept fresh on the bill boards, and
for this he received a salary of $300
per month, at a rato higher than tho
salary of tho Governor of tho State
and nearly twice as much as the aver
age State officer. The natural infer
ence is that Cantey's duties were to
keep in touoh with his brother-in-law
member of the board and thus be in a
position to sell a great deal of his
house's inferior whiskey to tho dis
Charles Cohen, a beer dispenser of
Beaufort, was sworn to produce testi
mony showing that the dispensary,
while buying Anheuser Busch beer
from T. S. Farnum, of Charleston, re
quired Cohen to order it from Colum
bia, although it cost him $3.12 per
cask more and did not aavo tho State
Mr. Lyon put in evidence before tho
investigating committoe an affidavit
from Brcvard D. Miller, organiser of
the company whioh built the Carolina
Glass oompany, in whioh disposition
Mr. Miller says that he pulled out of
the company because a proposition
was made to give stock to officers of
tho dispensary in order to stifle com
petition and as that was not in keep
ing with hiB ideas of proper business
methods ho resigned at a meeting of
the corpora tors at whitwh it was dis
cussed offi cially. He named as the
party to whom the stock was to bo
made over in trust for H. H. Evans
and L. J. Williams, W. G. Childs,
president of the Bank of Columbia.
Mr. Childs and the other directors
of the oompany deny this, and when
the committee meet again they say
that they will take the witness stand
in refutation of Miller's statement.
Out of the mass of testimony at
Thursday's session evidence was pro
duced to show that the dispensary
paid the Atlanta Brewing company a
higher price for a poorer beer than j
they could have bought in Savannah '
ata lower price; that labels almost '
identioal with those bought by the ;
dispensary last year at a price whioh
has been muob talked about had been 1
bought by a whiskey concern at a ;
lower figuro: that some half pints are !
. short over two ounces, or nearly 2~. j
*? por cent. It was shown that the d'* j
? pensary billed out certain grader, of
liquor at a cheaper price than other y
brands of a similar class, thus losing ]
t'ae profit to the State, but pushing 1
the sale . of liquor so favored. The \
8tate dispensary was shown to have
lost thousands of dollars annually on <
the sale of barrels to the Richland dis- '
tillery. --J LZJ CL^ Bpasjgp^fra* .
It was also shown that the whiskey j
drummers kept open house at one of t
the hotels of Columbia and made mer
ry with dispensary directors and mern- 1
bera of tho legislature as their guests. 1
On ono occasion $2,000 ohanged hands ,
in one of the j rooms, the passing of \
money being a - matter of common oc
currence. If a whiskey house hada ]
representative on tho board of direc
tors, tho houso got plenty of orders. *
Many matters of the oharaoter of f
those mentioned above were brought ?
out, but w6 have not 'Space enough g
here to recount them fully. . -, t
The subcommittee, consisting of
Mr. Lyon und Mr. Christensen, in- t
tended to put in evidbnoe a report on
their trip to Cincinnati, but tho type
writer to whom the report waa given
had not completed a transcript of it, ?
and as Mr. Fraser and Senator Hay hau R
to leave the city the report will not *
be submitted to the committee until ?
the 26th of June. > ?
The sub-committee handed ont a
number of letters from the files of J, $\
S. Farnum and Kelley & Co., of Chat
taaooga. Nothing from Louisville or \
Cincinnati has been put in evidence '..
and that entire trip Of the ioycBtigat
. ing committee is up to this time a
closed book. As is well known the
committee got an opportunity merely
to skim over Farnum's stuff. Had
there been no interference with the
work of this sub-committee in that
particular, the investigation might
have been~ ov*r long ago. The com
mittee bas sent summons after sum- ?1
monil |ci Faxnnm and have never bean &
?bia ^ bj* bera for csapaatioa
at tho right time. He waa in Augus
te g.-. ?ri a* wad ba baa noan ont of the
? etal? all cf the time that theoonitait
m : too has been in session in Columbia.
Farnum, who live? in Charleston, is
m i the mi? who figured so notoriously ia
revelations of corruption faSper^ .
/ -;;?tannn>|lMl'Summerv>- fiV$?Wf'M?
I Considerable inumtwaatfUin tho
? \?.' outcome ot t>e^
or ao ago Doctor Joun ^iaes:, oi 5pe
I&pspeosary board, tbr?aUn?dtholkiof m
Mr.%oorof tho inv#i?^ftog bom- ? V
?;i afcdtefflog ?yoa to arm himself. W? B
??atter waslori?a?*JreWr^ to por*
board. Mr. Black, however, in the
hearing confessed his mistake and
purged biniBolf of tho charge of con
tempt of tho committee. Governor
Hoyward then dismissed the order to
show cause and Black remains a mem
ber of thc board. We think thc gov
ernor made a mistake. Black t-'hould
have been removed.
Candidates for State Offices.
The State campaign was formally
opened yesterday, tue hr*t meeting
having boen held at St. George. Thc
time tor hiing pledge* with the State
chairman expired Monday at noon,
While the Imtof entries is very large,
aggregating forty-four, it doe* nut
contain all of the names that were ex
pected to he found on the entry aheet.
A? it stund* there are now eight candi
da (caji II the Held for Governor, all of tim
di Hering vit:w* on tho liquor question
are represented and from the present
outlook it i* going to bea very pretty
The candidate* for governor stand as
follow* on the liquor question:
M. I". Anfiel, of G reen ville, local
option; Senator Cole L. Iliense, ut' New
berry, State dispensary as it stands;
Jool E. Branson, ol Sumter, straight
prohibition; W. A. Kdwards, prohibi
tion of wards; Ii. I. Manning, ol Sum
ter, dispensary, reformed; J. J. McMa
hon, ot Columbia, dispensary, reform
ed; Lieut-fjovei nor John T. Sloan, tor
the State dispensary; A. C. Jones, of
Perhaps the groateflt Burpriso in tho
list of entries i* that of Col. W. W.
Lumpkin, of Columbia, who ba* en
tered the held for United State* Sena
tor. It bu* been generally thought
that Senator Tillman would be- re
nominated without opposition, aud the
hiing of the pledge of Col. Lumpkin
waB entirely without warning, without
any nomination and entirely of hie
personal accord. Col. Lumpkin is of
tho distinguished Georgia family of
that name. His brother for many
years was Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of Georgia, and most of bia
family hold poaitionsof influence and
importance in their native State.
Col. Lumpkin is the commercial
ngontof the Georgia Railroad in Co
lumbia and is perhaps best known in
the State on account of his eloquent
and patriotic addresses to Confederate
Boldiera and his after dinner speeches.
Ho has a wonderful flow of language
and there ia no question of bia ability
as an orator. He bas never been a
candidate for office in this State, and
bia position on public issues will be
first announced in bia addreuoe* before
One of the prettieat of all contests
will be for Attorney General. The en
tries are Gen. Leroy F. Youmans, of
Columbia; J. Willard Kagadale, of
Florence, and Mr. Fraser Lyon, of Ab
beville. In thia contest the dispensa
jy and anti-diapeneary issue will be
keenly and sharply cut. Mr. Rngsdale
is an out and out dispensary advocate.
Mr. Lyon ia absolutely against the
State dispensary. Hu baa taken thia
position na a result of tho investigation
that be ima made. In this fight tho
?88UO will ho sharply and clearly defin
ed. Whai position Gen. Youmans will
take remains to be seen at the St.
The two candidates who have tho
certainty of renomination* are: Capt.
K. H. Jennings, for State Treasurer,
and Mr. O. H. Martin, for Superinten
dent of Education.
As they aro to have no opposition
whatever they will only have to KO
through so mach of the cninpaign as
they elect, aa their renomination goes
with one vote.
State Chairman Wilie Jones at noon
yesterday closed the list of un ii ?ea ??u
gave the press a complete and final list
of all who had filed their pledges, paid
their fees and stated the placea they
wished. The Hat follows:
For United States Senator-B. R.
TiUman, Edge?ield; W. W. Lumpkin,
For Congress-First district, George
B. Legare, Charleston; Sd district, J.
0. Patterson, Barnwell; G. L. Toole,
Atkin; Butler B. Hare, Saluda: 8d dis
trict, Wyatt Aiken. Abbeville; J. E.
Bogga, Pickene; 4th district, W. C.
Irby, Jr., LaurenB; J. T. Johnson,
?partanburg; G. H, Mahon, Greenville;
5th district, D. E, Finlay. York; T. J.
Strait? Lancaster; W. PvPoUook, Chea
L?iu?lui Stu district, J. E. Eiiarue,
Marion; 7ch district, A. F. Lever. Lex
For Governor-M. F. Ansel, Green
ville; C. L. Blea"e, Newberry: J. E.
Branson, Sumter; W. A. Edwards,
taluda; R. I. Manning, Sumter; J. J.
3/cMaban, Columbia; John T. Sloan.
Columbia; A. C. Jones, Newberry.
For Lieutenant Governor-Thomas
lt. McLeod. Lee County; Chas. A.
For Secretary of State-R. M. Mc
Jown, Florence; J. B. Morrison, Cbar
eston County; L. M. Rogin, Columbia,
md M. P. Tribble, Anderson.
For Attorney General-J. Fraser
-.yon, Abbeville; John W. Ragsdale,
florence; L. F. Youmans, Columbia.
For Comptroller General-A. W.
lonee, Abbeville; G. L. Walker, Green
For State Treasurer-R. H. Jennings,
For Adjutant General-J. C. Boyd,
Jreenvilfe: L. W. Haskell, Columbia,
For Railroad Commissioner-Jamea
'an Bl er, York: John C. Sellers, Ma
Ion; J. M. Sullivan, Anderson; J. A.
ummersett, Columbia; John H. Wbar
For State Superintendent of Educa
ion-O. B. Martin, Greenville.
The candidates will speak in Ander
em, Friday, August 10th.
- J.E. Garit?n, a young man of
kugusts, B tumbled over a live wiro
nd waa killed. An electrician, who
nt the wire, wa* burled ten feet
brough the air.
- Wallace Karly, BOD of a promi
nent lawyer, of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
was adjudged insane last week. Thc
cause of derangement was cigarette
smoking. Evidence waa adduced
showing the young man often smoked
as many as fifty cigarettes after going
to bcd at night. Ho had but recently
run away with a girl and married her.
On his return II?B father Bworc out the
- The constant ravages of epidem
ics in India is shown in reports re
ceived in Washington by the public
health and Marine hospital service,
the latest one being for thc week end
ed April '2^, last, showing 17,855 caees
and 1 ;"),(>;;:; deaths from plague that
week in India; 2,li>(> cases and 1,942
deaths from plague in Bengal, and
11?U deaths from cholera, 107 from
plague and U'J from smallpox in Cal
Candidates' announcements will be pub
Halted until th? Primary Election for Five Dollars
-l'A , Ain u tn ADVAM K. Don't uk un to credit
I hi'nby annonuco itiynclf un a candidate fur
lin- ollie? of p.ounty A uil ?tor of Anderson County ,
?abject to the action of thc Democratic primary
_JOHN A. MAJOR.
I hereby announce for the ojilco of Auditor for
Anderson County, subject to tho rules of the
CALMA O. BU RR I S3.
JUDGE OF PROBATE.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for tho
office of Judge of I'robate for Anderson County,
subject to tho action of tho Democratic party.
_J. ft. VAK DI VER.
The undersigned respectfully announces blmsoil
a candidate for the omeo of Judge of Probate fo?
Auderton County, subjtct to the rulos of the
cl inocratio primary.
A. PLUMER NICHOLSON.
LAND FOR SALE.
I have two hundred sud thirteen (213]
aerea of land, lying near Chamberlain's
Ferry, 0 miles from McCormiok, S. C ,
on tho public road load I UK from McCor
mick to Llncolnton C. H., Ga. It la a
strong and prodnotive glade of Und for
cotton and grain. It ls bounded by Sa
vannah river on the east side. Soap ereok
on the west side, with a public road run*
ning nearly through the center. It has
an ordinary good dwelling house, a good
barn, cotton house nod a small atore
honse. It ls a good place for a store and
a public work shop. Two-horse farm In
cultivation, good -water and a healthy
place, good school and church, mill Bnd
gin In two miles, and as good community
as eau be found anywhere. A good pas
ture and a fine placo for raising stock,
and I expect there could be ten hundred
tbousand feet of pine lumber sawed on
the place. There is alBO a nice yoong
Pecan orchard growing on Soap creek,
which will be valuable in a few years.
This land can be bought reauouable,
considering the value of the place. Ap
ply to J. D. HOLCOMB,
8TATE OF SOOT? CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF ANDERSON.
BT virtue of an execution to me di
rected, I will sell to the highest bidder in
front of the Court HOUBO at Anderson,
South Carolina, on 8a lea day In July
next, during the legal hours of sale, the
following property, to-wit:
A lot ot Kines, ripe Wrenoues, .nob
ber Hose, Rope, Buckets, Packing, Pipe
Cutters, Pipe Btoek with dies, Pumps,
and a lot of different tools, Aa, used In
Sold, as the property of Henry E.
Knox, Jr., at the snit of E. M. Gibbons.
June 20,1000_1 2
ON Salesday In July, 1006,1 will sell
at public auction before the Court House
door to the highest bidder for caeb, ten
(10) 'eharea of the capital stock of PeoDle's
Bank, Anderson, S. C.? par value $50.00
D6f Su?r?. ??u ??O ausre ?i th? StOOk of
People's Furniture Company, par value
8. W. WILLIFORD,
. aa Ex FCO tor of the Will or
W. H. WILLIFORD, datfd.
June 20, 1900 ' l ,i ' 3
University of South Carolina!
' rr-* .? . "v
TH E University of South Carolina of
fera Scholarships in th* Ncrmal Depart
ment to two young men fYom each Conn?
ty. Each scholarship ts worth 140 In
money and |18 matriculation or "term"
Examination wlP. be held at Connty
seat FRIDAY, JULY 6ln. Examination
for admission to the University will be
held at the came time.
Write for Information to ,
BENJAMIN F. SLOAN? Pres.,
Columbia, 8. C H
Jone 20, loos_i_2 I :
Di West Female Coito.
/QTU Year hegin? Sont. 12th with
IO I ll ' full fnoulty of five men and
nine women. 145 pupils. 25per etat in
crease over: last year. New Carnegie
Dormitory with alt modern comforts,
ready for occupancy In the fall. Usual
extras. Board and ttttlon #180.00 per
year. ~ .:?.,:. . .. . ;-. -., ??'??rt
REV. JAMES BOYOBL Pres.
, Doe Weat, Abbev 1 Ile Co,, S. C.
Jone 20,1900 _ 1 Sea. r
Just to clean out a lot of short and odd pieces in Bum
mer Lawns, Batistes, Dotted Swisses, etc., we have
arranged on a center table several thousand yards
of these goods. Nothing in lot worth less than 5c.
Most of them worth 7 1-2, 10, 12 1-2, and some ot
them worth 15c, but to clean up the iot we have
marked them at ONE PRICE
TILL LOT IS SOLD
Only 5c Yard
We are selling Val Laces 25 to 40 per cent lower
than you can buy them elsewhere. We buy them
in case lots direct from importers and save 25 per
cent on our purchases.
D. S. VANDIVER.
?Ci. jr? v a;iw v jil iv,
Armour's Guano and Acid the year round. .?
Staple Groceries at prices to please and with
the quality to bring you back
Tour trade appreciated.
WE ARB NOW PREPARED TO WlliTE
We insure against loss by Hail Storms.
Qa FRANK JOHWSOW,
$ & ? ; v - ... CITIZENS INSURANCE ^^B^Olr.
ce over Atk^^ys 5irug Store. g -v, |gg|ffig^|
IS authorised lo act aa Executor or Administrator ot" Estate* and as Guar
dian for raino* children. We have quite ? mimbor of Estates in hand now.
We wili be glad to talk the m?ter over with yon. ;V;,;- M W?Mm??
i ?MJFjOf?tie at FABMERS AND MEBAJNK, Anderson, S.O.
H. Weil & Co.,
ANDERSON, S. C.
Owing to Dissolution of partnership and our retiring from the
retail business we will inaugurate for the benefit of our many
friends, beginning on
Wednesday, June 20,9 a, HQ
ten-day sale that will eclipso any and all of our former efforts. Just co?n
cider the conditions : In this last sale of ours we pay no attention to cost or
losa. All goods will be marked in plain figures. Your money will be cheer*
fully refunded if you are not entirely satisfied with your purchases. There
must be a quick, decisive clearauoe of all goods, no matter what the lossl >
There io no alternative. We must turn the merchandise into oasb at once?
Head this bill through ; every word means dollars to you. The moat
gigantic e?le of
ladies5 & Gents Furnishings^.
ever attempted will commence WEDNESDAY, JOTE 20th, at $ a. m?
and continue for ' %
? '. .' ir
TO ARRIVE THIS WEEK.
. .... yw??Ik
We treat you fair and &ppi?ciateyour trade.
We are holding the price tWn to $1,25 ?mah?L
BY CLINKSCALES & LANGSTON.
ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13.1908.
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