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in my own u andwriting with nothing
to conceal from any man, political
enemy or otherwise. I gave it to Mr.
Morris. I did not ask Mr. Morris at
e.ny time for any papers or letters in
connection with this investigation,
bat only such as were to be used in
this settlement between him and my
self as attorney for the Atlanta Brew
ing company. Mr. Christensen and
:Mr. Lyon were not mentioned by me
to Mr. Morris nor by Mr. Morris to
ne at any time. I may have said to
Mr. Morris, -I don't remember, that
'you boys have talked too much,' but
if I did it was in relation to the diffi
culty between im and Mr. Dunwoody
and not in relation to this committee
or any subdivision of it. That, so far
as I know, is my entire conversation
in the Spartanburg investigation. I
have never advised any man not to
come before this committee. I have
never advised any man that he could
not be made to testify before this
committee. I have never done aught
by word of act other than to help on
diis investigation and atny man who
says so or intimates to the contrary
- is a liar."
Much more startling testimony was
taken by the investigating committee
Wednesday at Spartanburg, but on ac
count of lack of space, we are forced
to condense the evidence.
The News and Courier says the
testimony brought out the following
First. That the positions connect
ed with- the dispensary here were bar
tered and sold for money, borrowed
money or endorsements.
Second. That even $50 clerkships
were bartered, and H. H. Cunning
ha= was paid $50 cash by the chair
man of the county board to withdraw
his application for a $5o clerkship.
Third. That the then chairman of
dhe county board of control sold li
quor and travelled from town to
town, and that he sold liquor by tell
ing dispensers he would have them
removed by a friend on the state
board if they did not patronize him.
Fourth. That during the session
of the legislature satchels full of li
quor were taken from the rooms of
candidates for membersihip of the
board by Mr. Malhaffey, a member of
Fifth. That all dispensers here
have received case upon case of com
plimentary liquor from houses sell
ing to the dispensary, and That most
often these complimentary liquors
have been put on the shelf, and the~
liquor sold for personal gain, without
accounting to the state or county.
Sixth. TIhat the Mallard company.
Richland Distillery, and Bluthenthal
& Bickart made a practice until re
cently of packing one or two extra
bottles of liquor in each case, and
these cases were complimentary to
-the dispensar; that they were sold as
regular stock goods and no account
made of such sale to the state or
count,, but this was to The gain of
Seventh. That, in addition to grat
uit'us liquor, the dispensers received
free umbrellas, smoking sets, foun
train pens, match boxes, wines, and
even suits of clo:hes.
Eighth. That at least one dispen
ser here is dharged with a habit of
changing the labels of liquor and sell
ing as two X goods that which was
sent him as one X goods, and that
the same dispenser has accumulated
thousands within his few years of.
Ninth. It was developed ~tret -he
tichland Distilling company, and
-Bluthenthal & Bickart been pay
mng 25 cents for empty cases which
originally contained their goods.
This is supposed to have been a meth
od of boosting the sales. One wit
- - -ness testified that Rock Castle cases
were paid for at 25 cents each, with
eut bottles, and 1at they were not
returned. It was shown that these
empty cases, other Than those sold
to the shipping houses wei e sold lo
cally to drug houses for not more
-than five cents and often for less.
Tenth. -That dispensers -have writ
ten to liquor ihouses for gratuitous Ii- *
quor to help them make up short
Eleventh. That empty cases were
run in the stock account and were
counted as stock on hand, when they
were entirely empty.
Twelfth. That two members of the
county board of control signed cer
tificates that they had actually wit
Jispensaries, signed and approved the
expense accounts and breakage ac
:ounts, and left them with dispensers
Io use as They saw fit. Several of
these certificates on which the dis
pensers were to make up their ac
:ounts were ehibited, signed in
blank, with official approval to stock
taking, expenses and the like. that
were to happen months ahead.
Thirteenth. That in Spartanburg
Mr. Blackwood, in particular, was
used as a buffet to bull the market.
He was promised time and again a
position and asked to file an applica
tion, and he now thinks this was
done simply to get the otfhrur fellow
to raise his price to the county board,
two of the members telling him plain
ly that it was a matter of dollars and
cents to get the office, and after they
got the office that they could easily
take it back.
Fourteenth. That one of the star
witnesses, wwio is now absent, told
Mr. Blease, a member of the com
mission, that for $ioo he would not
be a witness, having previously made
a statemen'c to he Christensen-Lyon
Fifteenth. That the dispensary is
selling fives, which means short meas
tires. Fives in quarts means that five
quart bottles are sold for a gollon.
when th'e consumer thinks he is buy
ing a full quart. Witnesses testified
that Hunter's Three Feathers, Old
Dixie, Hannis and other brands were
Sixteenth. That until recently re
quest books have not been used. The
plea in defence of the non-use being
that the dispensaries have not gocten
he books and Nave not had the time
to fill them out.
Seventeenth. That the dispensers
have been advised to charge all
breakage to the coun'ty, and that the
county loses from its profit account
all breakage, and it is not divided be
tween state and county.
Eighteenth. That Dispenser Huse
man is alleged to have said ttat he
paid as much as six hundred dollars
for a vote and then did not get it.
Nineteenth. That Charles O.
Smith was reappointed on the board
upon the recommendation of the dele
gation, although it had been called
to tih'e attention of members of the
delegation, not all, that he was ask
ing money for positions.
Twentieth. That the appointment
ABOUT THAT N~
What? H aven't you
tress yet? Well, you
his store makes. a sp4
tresses. an item of hou
consider of the greatesi
get any kind of Mattres
September Ist we will
3ranite Front Store on l1
ntil we move we are
p-to-date Furniture cIh
een sold in Newberry.
rhisis "The E
of the present memers of the coun
ty board was held up until after the
Morris election was over. The com- 1
mission had been issued long before
Twenty-first. That liquor agents
have been coming to thie dispensaries
to urge the pushing of their goods.
Twenty-second. That goods that
were not ordered, other than intro
ductory, were shipped to the dispen
Twenty-third. That the tie-up of
the decision of ti.e State Supreme
court as to the force and effect of
the. concurrent resolution, under t
which the committee is working, is
most embarrassing and hurtful. Wit
nesses, getting to believe that the
committee had no legal rights, are
disposed to refuse to answer ques
tions, and the whole situation is
clouded an din doubt because of the
unsettled condition as to the status
of the law.
Twenty-fourth. That three of the
most important witnesses could not
be found in the city today. War
rants have been placed in the hands
of the sheriff for these recalcitranc
witnesses, and th;y are expected to
morrow. Should dhiey not appear,
statements are on hand from them,
but their evidence is desired.
Twenty-sixth. That the committee
:s gettying pretty nearly an itemized
li-.t of the contributors to the fund 1
for the =par:anburg Journal. Today
it was shown that the local dispensers
each contributed $25. and that the
clerks gave $5. Mr. Huseman, a beer
dispenser, is said to h:ave gone to Co
lumbia to secure aid to 'this newspaper
fund. The evidence today indicated
that $400 was to have been raised for
this purpose, and that about $30o has
Letters remaining in the postoffice
for week ending July 22, 1905.
B.-Miss Lela Baker.
C.-Mrs. Mary L. J. Cromer, Jas.
Counts, I. F. Cooper.
D.'-R. E. Davis, John Davis.
E.-J. K. Edwards.
F.-M. W. Frazier.
G.-Miss May Bell Gresons, Mrs.
Bessie Graddick, M. G. Geiger, David
IGlymph, Mrs. Julia Griffin.
H.-Miss Irra Henderson, Miss
Willie Hill, Mrs. Medora Hunter.
EW MA TTRESS!
iecidsd about that Mat
had betterjghurry up.
~cial busi-ness of Mat
se furnishing that we
importance. You can
s here and at any price.
nove to R. C. Williams'
fain street. From now
~oing to sell new and
eaper than it has ever
Give us a trial,
J.-.Miss Bettie Johnson.
K.-G. G. Kendall, Miss A. L.
M.-Willis Moon, Miss Maggie
R.-Miss Lealar Ruff, Miss Alice
S.-John Satterwhite, Elie Slappie,
elby Simms, Mrs. Sarah Scurry.
W.-Miss Mary Lee Waters, Louis
Villiams, J. B. Williams, Miss
Persons wishing to get any of these
2rs must ask for advertised let
Chas. J. Purcell,
Reflections Of A Bachelor.
A nice thing abou-t going to church
rnce in a while is how much it makes
,ou enjoy the Sundays when you get
>ut of it.
When a amn guesses what -the
veather is going to be he thinks he
s so smart he goes and loses all his
noney speculating in stocks.
1785 College of
120th Year Begins
Letters, Science, Engineering. One s
ounty of South Carolina. Tuition $40.
ory $10 to $12 a month. All candidates
or vacant Boyce scholarships which pay
Splendid location. Health resc
rear. High grade of work. High
onservatory advantages in Music
Elocution. Hot water heat. Elec
Remarkable health record; only
lose personal attention to the healt
)upil. High standard of scholarsh
ublic occasions. CHARGES VES
24th Annual Session will begin
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There you will find
resh and nice. Headq
Tetley's Tea, Asparagu
French Peas, Apric<
Grated and Slice
White House Coffee, White Cl
Corn, Lobsters, Tripe, Ham
New crop New
The average person can get over
being sick abed awfully quick if he
gets an invitation to go off and have
Week End Rates, C., N. & L.
Commencing June 3rd, and continu
ing until and including September
and, Igo5, the following week-end
rates will be on sale to the following -
points, via the Columbia, Newberry
and Laurens, railroad to
Isle of Palms, $5.15
Sullivans Island 5-15
Cross Hill 2.00
Glenn Springs 2.1o
White Stone 2.10
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.
ToN. S. C.
eholarship giving free tuition to each
Board and furnished room in Dormi
for admission are permitted to compete
$100 a year. For cataloge address
RRISON RANDOLPH, Pesident.
rt. Over 2oo boarding pupils last
standard of culture and social life.
Advanced courses in Art and
tric lights and other modern im
one death among pupils in 23 years.
h and social development of every
ip. All pupils dress alike on all
Sept. i3th, 1905. For catalogue
IODES, A. M.,
PRESIDENT, Littleton, N. C.
loOd to Eat
non, Roast Mutton,
and Roast Beef,
t and juicy.
erries, Peaches, Mushroons,
Loaf, Veal Loaf, Slice Ham
Newberry, S. C._
RY. S. C.