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down there, they tave got the horse
before the cart. It was some one eise
near the dispensary. don't know his
name and never sa whim any more
and don't want to see him any more.
Smith's Charleston Friends.
All the dispensers in Charleston
.are my iriends. I don't suppose, I
think I can say, I have not got $3,000
worlh of my goods shipped into Char
leston within the last three months.
I don't think I was soliciting heavy
because I can go on the streets of.
Spartanburg and sell $3.000 worth in
two weeks to the consumers. I was
asked by one of yot.r committee men
lact night if I couldn't probably throw
some light on the members on the
Mr. Please: Please state whnt
ine:ber that was.
r. Sr,ith: Mr. Gaston. So far as
I knew, they are three as hightoned
mn as I ever me.. They say I have
go: Ie friend.on the board. I would
lk. to know who that friend is chat
I ha-:e the power over to keep people
in. ' <ir positions. when he didn't or
der whiskey out from the big whis
-ke'.: houses of my*brand, I have talk
ed ery little whiskey with the state
board of directors. and I have never
known of anything crooked with
them, and don't believe any. They
are t?.:ree men that one could risk any
thing in the world with.
Ch-.irman Hay: Did you represent
Flei=chmann while you were a mem
ber of the board of control in Spar
-Mr. Smith: I represented Fleisch
marn after I sent in my resignation
as <Ihairman of the county board of
control, and not before. At least I
don't think so, because I sent my res
ignation in before I went on the road.
I know I did.
The Ever Faithful.
Mr. Blease: I want to ask you
some questions, because the late dis
penser at Newberry is dead and he is
not i a position to speak for himself.
I ha': always made it a rule to stick
to i friends anywhere. whether
they are living or dead. Did you ever
go to Newberry and make any ar
rangements with Mr. John J. Mayer
abo- any whiskey?
In response he said 1h!e had never
bcee in Newberry and had never sold
any goods there, and had never seen
nor wri:tten to the Newberry dispen
Mr. Christensen: Would you like
to have me put in evidence these pa
p.ers you turned over, Mr. Blease?
Mr. Smith: T wrote o'ne letter to
a diepenser at Newberry and myve
hian my prices.
Mr. Blease: Mr. Mayer is dead and
I think it is due him that I should,
as hi; friend, remove from him the
st1'picion that he has been handled
b'. thi man.
Mr. Sims: Something was said here
yes:erday-you were absent, and
said you had not seen a copy of the
testimony--I call your attention to
the fact that Mr. Toland told he had
paid you Sa75, to put him in a beer
Well, sir. I have never received it.
If he owes it to me I would like to
isa; any one ever paid you any
thingt for your votce directly?
At any time you were connected
with the dispensary?
Mr foland also tes'tified that you
wert to him after be was elected and
stated that you though:t he oughtc to
mak.e you a present of a watch, and
in consequence of that *he did make
ycu a present.
A Tender Token Of Affection.
Toland bought a watch and I sup
orehe was three montbs gihing me
that watch. I have it, butc he gave it
tO :me as a Christmas present. the
onl' xay I would accept 't.
V:=that after he was elected?
D:-! you go to him an-d ask him tco
.you a present?
tamination by Mr. L.yon: Mr.
C' -ngham yesterday te ;tified that
gaehim S5o to wvhndraw his
'(' fo- the clerkship.
Aall, and he gave' it to him:.
cW d yotu explain that whole
~:rems at t'he tim'e. if I remember
Mr. WVal;l was a great friend
Ut'.nningham, and Cunningham had
hi .pplication for the clerkship in
him $50 to withdraw his application.
He gave me the money and I gave
it to Mr. Wall or Cunningham, one.
I won't .ay which. but Cunningham
Witness said he did not know why
Foster did not go to Cunningham and
give him the $;o himself. He said
Mr. Thackston had never paid h-m
a cent for voting for him, and he had
an affidavit from Mr. Thackston to
tat effect. He did not know of any
money that passed on that election.
if any had passed. He said he sup
posed he would have got part, and he
did not get any. After considerable
questioning as to his opinion of Mr.
Perry Wall. witness stated that he
had seen him a little full sometimes.
and that he would not care to swear
that he was all right.
Did you ever go to Mr. \'all's
house in a buggy with Mr. Thackston
and with Mr. Thackston sit in the
buggy out in front of Mr. Wall's
house, and you go into Mi. Wail and
tell him that if he would vote for Mr.
Thackston there was $500 in it?
If you had asked me :that before I
would have answered it then. I
won''t deny anything of that kind.
Yes, I did it. I was not authorized
to do it. though, when I did it by any
Examined by Mr. Sims: Witness
said that he had taken drinks in the
dispensary, and he got something like
a quart of whiskey each month. He
got a bottle once in a while, he said.
but he bought a great deal more than
was given him.
Asked if he had ever been drunk
at a show and been put out, he said
he had never been put out of a house
or a tent either, that he did not think
they could get up enough to do bhat
hardly, but he was pretty full at the
Mr. Blease asked that the sub-com
mittee put into the testimony the let
ters which he hiad furnished them.
which were sent to him from Spar
tanburg. county, and, said Mr. Blease.
I would like to ask the sub-commit
tee if I have not given them that kind
of information. I ask that because
there has been some insinuations that
I was trying to hide something.
Mr. Lyon said that the committee
had the letters which Mr. Blease had
Examined by Mr. Sims, Mr. Smith
said Mr. Thlackston was out in the
buggy when he was saying something
to Mr. Wall about the $500 and neith
er Mr. Thackston nor any one else
had authorized him to do it. Mr.
Wall on one occasion had agreed to
support Mr. Thackston. and after
wards he came down and said he
could not do it, and I thought him
turning away from me like he did
after being together like we had been.
there was probably something wrong
somewhere. and I made that crack~
Only a Bluff.
WVitness said he did not mean tc
give him the money, but just wanted
to see how much t!he other fellows
had offered him for something else
if they had done so.
After reading of the affidavit oi
Mr. Perry M. Wall, whom. Marshal
Schumpert stated, had refused to come
before the committee, Mr. Smit'n
again took the stand and stated that
in his previous stacement he had not
recalled going to Mr. WVall's house
twicz, that at the time offering hit
the $50o, his father-in-law was witre
him. Mr. Th.ackston, he said, was not
with him that time. He had forgot
ten about the two trips. Mr. Smitrt
said he IYad never gotten any money
from any breweries or from any oth
er source for his influence in thes<
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
IGeorge Gore, colored, shot an<
killed Henry Shell. another negrc
at Boganville, Union county, Satur
day, as a result of a base ball quarrel
While Joe Washington and Wahe
Lark were gambling near Beltoi
Saurday night, they got in a fus
about 6o cents. w!nich resulted il
Washington killing Lark.
S. D. Hicks, of Greenville, has file<
suit against the Southern railwa:
company for $2.50 for injuries re
ceived in the wreck of the Ogde
special at Greenville.
W C. Tennings was painfully ir
jured by being struck by a rock
:hrown at t ie train on the C,'oast Line
road at Florence Monday night.
As a result oi a number of com
plaints concerning the cleanliness of
certain portions of Columbia. two
more inspectors will be put on who 1
will make a house to house canvass.
The Odd Fcilws' orphanage.
whicih is located tthree miles from
Greenville, was opened yesterday.
A corporation has been granted to
the Atlantic Towing company of
Georgetown. which has been formed
for the purpose of transporting
freigfrit from the "City of Columbia"
to the ocean steamers.
At a meeting of the city council of
Charleston an ordinance was passed
to punish persons who started untrue
reports as to yellow fever being in
Charleston. The city is enforcing
strict quarentine laws and all ex
cursions to the city have been called
off by the local authorities.
Ollie Melford, a flagman on the
Southern road, was knocked down
and run over by a cab of a freight
train at Blanding street station, Co
lumbia, Monday morning, and was
so badly injured that his leg had to
ANY PORT IN A STORM.
A Deer to Escape a Hound, Leaps on
A deer story comes from Thedford.
Vt., a small vinage on thePassumpic
division of the Boston & Maine rail
road. A freight train. northbound.
was running easily down a slight
grade after leaving Thedford. when
the engineer heard above the noise
of his locomotive the sharp baying
of a hound. As the train neared the 1
frir.ge of the wood the engine driver
caught a glimpse of a big doe heading
straight for the cut. Evidently she
was being chased by the hound, and.
knowing that she would not stop at
anything and fearing that he could
not stop his train. he opened the
throttle'and shot ahead. He was try
ing to get ahez.d of the doe, but the
animal was too fleet of foot, and as
the train shot through the cut the
terrified animal leaped on an open
"Keep her going until I can get
back to her," shouted the fireman.
Keep up speed and she won't jump."
The engineer opened the throttle
another notch and the train was soon
bumping along at the rate of thrity
miles an hour, while the doe kept
frantically running up and down the
The engineer put on the brakes.
and procuring a rope the trainmen
started to capture the deer alive. As
soon as the now thoroughly terrified
animal saw her new danger she
pressed forward over three flat cars
and cans up short against a flour
car with such force that she fell to
the floor. This was the signal for
the would be captors. They had
Ijust succeeded in getting the rope
around the anirnal's shoulders and
were waiting for the train 'Co come
to a full stop when the deer made
a final supreme effort to escape and
leaped between the flour and the flat
car. An instant later her neck was
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Newberry, - - S. C.
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rocking himself to and for in a cur
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" 'How do Washington,' said the
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T'homas W. Lawson was talking
about sharp practice. says an ex
"Sharp practice is the rule," he
;aid, "but is not the public in a way
:o blame? Why should t!he public be
;o willing to be de1uded? What is
:he ma-ter with the public, any way?
Upon my word, I have seen men and
svomen .iug and nurse worthless
tocks as Washington White nursed
'\Vashington White? Oh, he is a
Eloston colored man.
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