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STATE HOUSE SCANDAL
Suit Of State Of South Carolin
Against Architects for Faulty
Repairs of State Capitol On
Trial At Columbia.
Columbia Special Charlotte Observe
The civil suit which will be begu
by the state in the circuit co.rt her
for $200.ooo damages against the con
tracting firm of McIlvane, Unkefer 2
company and Architect Frank P. Mil
burn, for faulty construction in re
modeling the state capitol, will at
tract much attention throughout rh
state. Governor Heyward and a num
ber of other prominent men have bee:
summoned as witnesses and it is ex
pected that some sensational evidenc
will be brought out.
In the opinion of experts twice a
much money as was necessary t<
complete the building and put it is
perfect condition has already been ex
pended, although the work is not ye
complete. The scandals. followinj
an exposure of the affair, involvini
certain prominent politicians belong
ing to the state house commissior
which accepted the work and releasei
those responsible from their bonds
caused the matter to be the subject o
a number of heated debates in th
last several legislature. So heated, il
fact, did the debates become, that, a
times, it looked as if personal vio
lence would result. The new stat,
house commission's architect. Mr. C
C. Wilson. declared that the nev
-lome was faulty in construction an<
liable to fall in with disastrous re
suits, its supports being insufficient
Governor Heyward employed th,
government's leadng expert, Mr. Ker
Berle, who came here and passe<
upon the dome. For the most par
he sided with Mr. Milburn, though th<
-commission loyally adhered to th,
"-ontentions of its own expert.
After the architect and contractor,
were paid for their work to complet<
the building, a subsequent legislatur,
found it necessary to appropri:::
$145,000 more to complete the repairs
A large amount of this has alread]
been expended. in a new heating
plant and in permanent work.
The principal point of differenc<
now, and the one which will receiv<
the most attention in the trial, is a:
to whether a new roof should be add
-ed to take the place of the one th<
.contractors put on under Architec
Milburn. The new commission ha:
the plans and specifications for a nev
roof all ready for the awarding th<
contracts, and wvill let these contracts
as soon as the result of the trial i.
-know:n. The new roof will be o
That Oil Comp'any Failure.
TI:e failure of the million-dolla:
Independent Cotton Oil company anc
the resultant failure of the $2oo,oo<
Darlington Trust company, will caus<
much suffering in and near Darling
ton, where a large amount of th<
stock was held. It is understood tha
a controlling interest in both con
cerns were held in' Darlington an<
neighboring counties. In a number o
cases :he holding amounted to as lit
tie as $50 to $3,ooo, but these repre
sented the savings of years. I'ti
staited that a number of the large
stockholders are endorsers on th
company's notes to a large extent
[fowever, the statement is confident
Iv made that no other business en
te'rDrises of that section are involved
and there are those who believe tha
botir -mecerns will get on Their fee
again". About $100.000 worth of th
str ek was held in Charleston. At on
tim.: the concern's headquarters wer
in Charleston, with Morris Israel, o
that city, as its president. The head
quiarters were moved to Darlingtor
but again transferred to Charlestor
But finally went back to' Darlingto>
on in:erests there acquiring control.
T1he affairs of the two concerns wvil
bec thoroughly investigated by th
rciers. which Judge WVatts ap
poin!tIed Sa'urdav. Messrs. L. E. Wil
liam.n and E. C. Tide have been ap
pcintd receivers for the trust compa
*y ad Mr. Bright Williamson fo
1h -l ompanv.
h* 4o'pW.:nt in the oil cornpan
*ulleges ind(ebJtedness aggregatin
$50co. The complaint urging th
appo:mment of a receiver says:
'1 e Independent Cotton Oil comr
par:; rwns eight oil mills, with ware
houisea and other appurtenances. nun
er:us ginneries, tank cars, live stoc
andi( zppliance, has valuable contract
number of hands, and has on hand
large valuabie stocks of raw material
a and manufactured product, and it
would he disastrous to the business
of the said company and to its stock
holders and creditors for its opera
tions to be suspended."
n FOR WORK ON THE CANAL.
Men To Be Imported From Japan,
China and Italy.
In order to try the capacity for
e work of the Italians. Chinese and
- Japanese. and also the contract mth
1 od of securing and handling laborers.
- the Panama canal commission has de
cided to import a.ooo men of each
nationality for a 5oo-day contract.
s subject to renewal. Proposals for
> furnishing these laborers will be is
2 sued in the near future. It is the ob
- ject of the commission to reduce the
t amount of this sort of labor to the
minimum by the introduction of mod
ern machinery. but it will e neces
- sary, even then, to secure several
thousand additional laborers or work
The number of 2,000 was chosen
f because that is the amount which can
a be imported by one ship at one time.
i The laborers, who will be furnished
t by labor contractors, will have to be
- delivered on or before the 1st of De
cember of this year. The govern
ment will furnish free hospitals and
r medical attendance. unfurnished quar
I ters, fuel for cooking and water.
- Under a recent decision of the At
torney general. laborers will work
eight hours a day.
This class of laborers going to the
I isthmus will not be entitled to enter
t the United States, acording to an act
of the last congress. which made the
immigration laws of the United
States applicable to persons coming
from the canal zone to a port of the
All legal questions involved and
precautions to be taken to obviate in
justice and hardship to laborers hired
r by contractors are subjects now un
der consideration by the legal ad
visers of the co.nmission.
GREED DOES NOT GOVERN
mericans Do Not Hoard Wealth
Republic's Morals Not Degraded.
At the annual convention of the
,New York State Bankers' association
at Pontenac. N. Y., July 13, R. R.
F Flynn,,president of the National Live
stock bank of Chicago, and former
assistant at-torney general, James M.
IBeck, of New York, delivered ad
rdresses. Mr. Flynn advocated gov
I ernent supervision of organized
>combinations. Mr. Beck's subject
was "Moneyphobia." He said in part:
-"No charge is more false than that
we are a money-loving people. No
people of any time or clime ever cared
-less for money when earned than we.
II Prodigality of expenditure rather
F -than a narrow desire to hoard un
- necessary wealth is the distinguish
- ing characteristic of the average
3American. If he has a strong purpose
r and an earniest desire to amass wealth,
it is in most cases because money is
.the necessary material for further
. constructive work. To achieve rather
- than to acquire is his ambition.
"That industrialism has not de
t graded the moral nature of man can
t only be determined by comparing
a the ideals of human character as set
Sforth in th.. literature of other periods
f " Thus the great hero of our co
- jlonial ancestors was the pleasure-lov
ing gallants of Fielding, Smollet and
.Congreve, whose chief exploits and
1~ pursuits were in the drawing room,
the duelling field or the card table.
1 Honest industry as an ideal of life
e never seemed to have occurred to
- jour great-great-grandfathers. Tom
- Jones was their hero wvho, if in the
- flesh today would be socially ostra
. cised by respectable society."
Got Even With Judge Sewell.
Judge Sewell and Joseph Story
e were dlinfing together at an inn, when
a '.iolly son of Erin appeared at the
- dloor and called for dinner. The land
-!ord told him he could eat when the
- gentlemen had finished.
k Let him dine with us." whispered
Judge Sewell. "and we will have some
The Irirhman took his seat at th
"You were not born in this coun
try?" said Story.
"No. I was burn in Ireland."
Is your father living?"
"What was his occupation?"
"Trading horses, sir."
"Did he ever cheat any one?"
"I suppose he did, sir."
"Where doyousupposehe went to?'
"To heaven. sir."
"Has he ever cheated any on<
"He has ch'a:ed one man. I be
"WVas lie prosecuted?"
"He was not. sir."
"Pecause they searched the king
dom of Heaven for a lawyer to tak<
the case and couldn't find one."
Waste By Forest sires.
The average destruction by fores1
fires in this country is estimated al
$25.000.000 or more annually. It is
impossible to prevent all this waste
-in some respects the worst that fire
r-n .cause, because it takes years tc
.zplace it-just as it is impossible to
establish conditions whereby all oth
er forms of property shall be protect
ed against this agent of distinction;
but it undoubtedly is possible to en
orce a policy o7 policies to very ap
preciabiy reduce the danger and the
loss if once the public is brought to
realize the gravity of the situation
[n Germany and France these experi
ences are guarded against in large
measure, because the governments
lave strict forestry laws and the for
ests are well policed and vigilantly
:ared for. Here the general govern
nent can do litzle except on its own
)reserves, and the work of protection
must be left to tle states, which as
yet do not seem to have risen to a
;ense of their responsibilities.
Frankness of Manner.
There is no more delightful trait in
:he young or ol: than absolute frank
tes and openness of nature. that
:ransparency of character which lets
is see the best and the worst in them,
:heir strong and their weak points,
rithout any effort of concealment.
Everybody admires the open-heart
ed, the people who have nothing tc
:onceal, and who do not try to cove?
ip their faults and weaknesses. They
are, as a rule, large-hearted and mag
nanimous. They inspire love and
confidence, and, by their frankness
and simplicity, invite the same quail
ties in others.
Secretiveness repels as much as
rankness attracts. There is some
thing about the very inclination tc
conceal or cover up which' arouse5
suspicion or distrust. We cannoi
have the same confidence in people
who possess this trait, no matter how
good they may seem to be, as it
frank, sunny natures. Dealing witi
these secretive peopie is like traveling
on a stage-coach on a dark night
There is always a feeling of uncer
tainity. We may come out all right
but there is a lurking fear of some pil
all or unknown danger ahead of us
but the trouble is that we are not sure
and cannot trust them. No mattel
NJOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE
MENT AND DISCHARGE.
Notice is hereby given that I will
as administrator of thie estate of Eller
Sumter, deceased, make a final settle
men on the estate of said deceased it
the Probate Court for Newberry
County, on Thursday, August ro, 1905
and immediately thereafter appIy t<
said court for letters dismissor,y as ad.
ministartor of said estate. All per
sons holding claims against said es
tate will present the same, duly at
tested, by that date.
H. E Todd,
Notice To Contractors.
Bids will be received by the under
signed at his office up to noon o
Juily 15, 1905. for the construction o
a three story brick building with base
rnent for the Newvberry Fraternity
Hall company. according to plans an<
specifications on file in my office
The right to reject any and all bid:
Geo. S. Mower,
President and Treasurer.
Newberry. S. C.,
July 6. T90. -
how polite or gracious a secretive per
son may be, we can never rid our
- selves that there is a motive beh'd
his graciousness, and that he has an
ulterior purpose in view. He is al
ways more or less of an enigma, be
cause he goes through life weating a
mask. He endeavors to hide every
trait that is favorable to himsd'f.
Never, if he can help it, do we get a
glimpse of the real man.
low differen the man who comes
our in the open, who has no secrets.
who reveals his heart to us, and who
is frank, broad and liberal! How
quickly he wins our confidence! How
we all love and trust him! We for
give him for many a slip or weak
ness because he is always ready to
confess his faults, and to make
amends for them. If he has bad qual
ities they are always in sight, and we
are ready to make allowances for
:hem. His heart is sound and true,
his sympathies are broad and active.
The very qualities he possesses
frankness and simplicity-are con
ducive to the growth of the highest
manhood and womanhood.
We'd give a whole lot if we could
enjoy burning blisters on our fin
gers like we did about thirty years
ago. Wouldn't you?
Week End Rates, C., N. & L.
Commencing June 3rd, and continu
ing until and including September
2nd, 1905. the following week-end
rates will be on sale to the following
points, via the Columbia, Newberry
land Laurens, railroad to 1
Isle of Palms, $5.15
Sullivans Island 5.15
Cross Hill 2.00
Glenn Springs 2.10
White Stone 2.10 1
Tickets to the above points will be
sold on aSturdays good to return on
the following Tuesdays, for schedules
and further information telephone or
J. W. Denning, Agent.
cause of their cl
powders the be:
Bear in mind
'and Extracts B
-1 name are rejiab
mr a glass jar,
ounces of delic
. Talcum cannot
At the price L
Talcum is uneq
County Sunday School Convention.
On account of the county Sunday
,cliul c)nvenlton at Colony church
July 20th and 21st., the C., N. & L.
railroad announces tha t they will
stop their train No. 22 leaving here
at 8:35 a. n. and No. 21 due -here at
7:05 p. m. at Colony church on the
above dates for the accommodation
of those wishing to attend this con
ven:ion. Round trip fare 42 cents.
For further information call on
J. V. Denning, Agent.
Reduced Rates For Your Summer
Vacation via Southern Railway.
The Southern Railway company
now has on sale summer excursion
:ickets to a great many mountain. and
zeashore resorts. Until September 30
hese tickets will be on sale daily good
returning until October 31.
The following rates will apply from
Newberrv to a few of these points,
>ther points in proportion:
White Stone, S. C., $4.10.
Chick Springs, S. C., $4.45.
Saluda, N. C., $6.oo.
Tryon, N. C., $5.6o.
Flat Rock, N. C., $6.30.
Lake Toxaway, N. C., $9.30.
Hendersonville, N. C., $6.40.
Brevard, N. C., $7.90.
Asheville, N. C., $7.05.
Hot Springs, N. C., $8.00.
Walhalla, S. C., $5.60.
Seneca, S. C., $5.20.
Isle of Palms, S. C., $7.90.
Sullivan's Island, S. C., $7.90.
For rates to other points, schedules
mnd stop overs, etc., phone or call on
J. P. Sheely,
We will receive applications for dis.
enser and clerk for Town -of New
erry, S. C., on the 22nd day of July,
p to 1o o'clock a. m. Will consider
ame and elect on the 12th day of
August for the term of one year. Ap
)lications must be in legal shape.
J. P. Harmon,
J. R. Scurry,
NIembers Co. Board of Control
s are Full .
>f them sold be
it at the prices
et Talcum 25c.
Talcum put up
azell's ten cent