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WHAT HE KNOWS
About Frand in the Management
of the Dispensary.
SENATOR TILLM IN
Gives Testimony Before tbe Investigat
ing Committee in Columbia. He
x Says That Circumstantial Evi
dence^ Points to Much
The Columbia correspondent of the
Augusta Chronicle says there was no
standing room on Tuesday night of
last week in the able or galleries cf
the hall of the house of representa
tives when Senator Tillman took the
stand to testify before tbe di-pensary
investigating committee. Senator
Tillman wa* on the stand over two
u'utr. and though he Is not a mab to
w s'e words in cnmlner tr> t,h? d"ln
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Still what re bad to say was received
with mtteh inferest and frequently he
was appl aided generally. He often
turned the isbles on the attorneys
questioning him, these incidents
ran^o*" laughter to his favor. At
times the hearing resembled a typical
Tillman campaign meeting. The sen
ator arranged a seat for himself on
top the speaker's desk so that Che
could see and he seen by the entire
house. When be mounted the desk
and sat down he was vigorously ap
"Have you anyjinformation in rer
gard to ?n* graft, rebate or improper
dealing on the part of any dispensary
cfflvjlal or any record about the dis
pensary, Senator Tillman?" was Mr.
Lyons' first question.
"In order to be able to have myself
so aright and have the committee
understand just what I know and
what 1 kon'b know and what I believe
upon very strong evidence, I will have
to answer that question in my own
"As to knowing sp'dfically of any
instance of my knowledge that any
such thing has occurred I answer.be.
A.nd as for the iea.on which have ii
duenced me in Baying what 1 have
-aid in interviews and in speeches 1
wih cive ?he foundation for my opin
Here Senator Tillman iyvn,r \< react
a recent advertisement of the board
for bids. . LI_.
"I have one other question," inter
rupted Mr. Lyon, "while you were in
charge of the dispensary, did you re
ceive any money in rebates, graft or
in any improper wa> from the Mill
Creek Distillery Co.?"
"I did not.".
"Did you receive it from any
Sei ator Tillman went on to,explain
that he had twioe volunteered to-come
before the committee, and though be
was exceedingly busy in Washington
and as a United States senator was not
within the jurisdiction of the com
mittee, he came because the commit
tee was ready for him. After reading
the advertisement, Senator Tillman
evidences of graft.
"I have bad no time to get up any
papers to produce the necessary b?Bis
for a legal argument. I am not a law
yer as you all know, but I will call
attention to this circular, and any
man here who ohoses to examine the
facts under the dispensary law will
see that it required that purchases
for the state dispensary shall be made
by 2ompotiti e bids, and I say most
emphatically that this method of
purchasing has not one element of
competition in it, and the law then
fore as I understand it has been vit
iated absolutely and without regard
to the oath of c dice or other conse
quences, by those responsible servant*
of the people or of the legislature, 1
should say, and not the people who
have been placed in charge of this
business involving a million and a halt
or two million dollars.
"Why do I say that there is no
competition in the bidding? Let me
say to vou that 'One-X' rye is not to
be bid on for less than .81.50. What
isjX-rye? There is no definition
whatever under this specification that
wouia establish the test of what one
X-rye is. No man living can tell by
this advertisement what kind of 11 qu
uor be is bidding on, except the price
and the price is fixed with the kind of
brand in any barrel which he might
choose to sell and send here ont-X
twc-X or four-X and no man living,
chemist of nooody else, can deteot
the difference and be able to prevent
fraud on the state.''
Cboard violated the law. ,
Accusing tha board of also violot
ing the law in allowing discontinu
ance of request blanks and criticising
it for tl e revelations about bottles
and labels and whiskey, Senator
Tillman Bhouted: ?
"This smoke has been getting very
big, and It seems to me stealing has
been go.ng on here. 1 bad the carn
age to say.lt as I believe it, and thai
!r all there is to it, that is the base
Now, who has got it 1 don't know.
I will say in this connection, I wa. t
do see this committee probe this
thing to the very root. Go back to
the beginning and come on down, or
begin here and go back, whichever
you chose, just so you travel in the
road from end to end, investigate
Govornors Tillman, Evans, Ellerbe,
and McSweeny. I demand it bo far as
I am concerned. I bave nothing to
conceal or to be afraid of from an in
vestigation by any mortal, either alive
or dead, which could be brought out
against me. (Applause.)
accused him of stealing.
"Ten or twelve years ago there
were accusations, charges, insinua
tions, sneers appearing in certain
newspapers, and uttered by certain
people, that I had lined my pockets
witn rebates and had gotten rich.
When I left the governor's office in
1894, I returned to my home in Edge
field. I had occasion to buy some land
for the purpose of getting a home on
the rallpad. I was born and reared
ten miles from a depot or a telegraph
office. Having been elected to the sen
ate of the United Slates it was neces
sary that I should get in touch with
the world more intimately, so 1
oought a plantation at Trenton, for
which I paid cash. This buzzing in
the air, these slanders and these lies,
I will say, going about the country,
notwithstanding the people had pass
ed on them by electing me?these
things caused some people to go to
E Ige field and search the records to
see what I had. The probe of the
enemies of Ben Tillman went into my
individual business. My friend, W. A
dark, president of the Caroline Na
tional bank came out and stated tha:
he had loaned me from his bank the
full amount of the purchase money,
86,000, because I had entered public
life poor, and if there is any credit to
claim it, I am poor yet. (Applause.
"I want to say without presuming
to criticise you gentlemen of the com
mitte, you know your business ann
you ought to be able to discharge It
Intelligently without suggestions from
me?when I saw from the newspapers
that your members had gone about
trying to find out something about
the present financial status of the
present members of the board, ft was
understood that von could not go Into
such things as that. Why make these
discriminations? I bad to endure if.
Are these men any better than I am?
If public money has found its way
into official's private pockets, it is
your duty to investigate it and not
honeyfruggje, but go to the bottom in
any way possible." (applause).
must have been something in it.
Chairman Hay: "Where is your au
thority for that?"
Senator Tillman: "I am giving cir
cumstantial evidence coupled with
various statements that have been
brought out in evidence and it is .in
evitably my cor elusion tbat no man
would prostitute his office and dipobey
the law so brazenly and openly in
making purchases for the state, at
these exorbitant rates over and above
prices people in other states are pay
ing, if there was not something in It
for him. That is the logic of tbe sit
uation. Circumstantial evidence Is
the strongest evidence when it will
bold, and it is very week wbea It will
not hold. Why would any man object
to his private affairs belog Investiga
ted if his character is involved? I
cannot see how any man can refuse to
have the fullest investigation made
in a financial way or in anv other way
if his name is involved. If he owns
any poperty be ought to be able to
explain where he got it and where tbe
money came from."
Senator Tillman tben went into a
minute description of the brands of
whiskey tbat had been bought under
hls administration, his'trip to d flu
ent parts of the whiskey sections of
the country, the manner of manufac
turing the different brands, tbe pr.cet
piid for Bame and the manner in
opposed bad whiskey.
Mr Lyon: ''Did youever request
Gjv. McSweeney to make any pur
chase from the Mill Creek Disti'lery
Co., at a higher price than tue R m
Co., f flared, and if so what was paid
Senator Tillman: "I do not recol
lect thatl ever did, probably I did. I
thought tbe man who stood by the
dispensary in its Infancy ought not to
be thrown overboard, because some
rectifier from Baltimore or elsewnere
would come down here and offer rot
gut to us at lower prices."
Mr. Lyon: "So far "as I am imfornc
ed tbe committee has no other ques
tion to ask, unless some lndivicual
member has or the board of directors
who stand under accusation as I un
derstand it. They may possibly di
sire to be heard through their repre
questioned by defdnse.
General Bellinger, who represents
the directors Boykin and Towill, pro
ceeded to question Senator Till
"Your intention in rfferirg your-'
to the committee was to testify as a
"I did not offer myself to trie conr
mittee except under this cotdltioo:
Tbe newspapers were sneering ana
using every Imaginable argjmen;
against tbe dispensary and sug/ester
that Senator Tillman ought to come
before tbe committee and tel. wba
he knows. I bad been making
speeches and feeling then as now. 1
?vas willing to give any light I could
I did not have aa. acuch lnfornation
then as now but I was ready to ap
pear before tbe committee wh:nevei
Q Your idea in coming before
he committee vas to nake a speech
before the committee was itnoi, or t<
usury b facts which you yoursell
ere arq"*ln'ed with?"
A. "I did not feel like making a
speech. I have plenty of opportuni
ties to make speecht s.
Q "You will ploase answer my
question Senator. Your Intention Id
coming before tbe committee was for (
A "To make a suggestion, that
they might get a truth ''
Q "Did you Dot on several occa- 1
sions at various places in this state, ,
ind perhaps in Washington once 01 <
twice, state that there was collusion (
and fraud and you could prove it?-'1
A. What I stated was in the '
Q. That you could prove it?
A. That I could prove it from cir
cumstantial evidence, which I have
Q. You wanted to come here to
A. I have nothing to vindicate.
Nobody has charged me with any
thing. What do you mean by vlnd.
cating my position?
Q.' When you charged tbe dispen
sary board, tbe present managers of
that b^ard, with fraud, aod stated
that the dispensary system was go'jd
and . cub thing to do was to tun
out -.9 pre ent thieves, Ls that th?
poa < you desired to come down
here and sustain yourself ol?
A. I did not desire to come herp
at all, if somebody had not asked tha5
I come and you are the very mao, It
believe who did. But for that I wou d
he in Washington now.
stands on his record.
Q. Don't vou think representing
as 1 did some of the members of the
hoard when I asked this committee tc
bring you here, that ycu should try t<
prove what you said you could prove?
A. So far as I am concerned, I die
not think anything about lt. I stand
in my record, stand on my character,
stand on what I am and what I have
Q. You have said that you wer
charged by many people In this statt
with lining your pockets with rebate*
ind commissions when you were man
aging this dispensary.
A, Yes sir.
Q. And a great many people Id
tbe state believed that
A. Yes I believe they did. Do you
wa?t to know my reason?
Q. No use to give that now.
A. Ah, you do not want my opin
ion now? (the crowd laughed )
Q. You can give, said Mr. Bel
A. I look at It from this stanc'
o'iot. There 1b no doubt if I baa
?j!?en corrupt, and wanted to nuke
money out of my position as governor
m buying whiskey, 1 could have dona
It. There is do use to dispute that
proposition. It is too self evident.
Taose men who were my enemhssaw
I eonl^ It. If J so wlllort and thox
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