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Brewing company. He received
cents a dozen for empty beer bott
ie shipped forty-five barr-z's at oi
Lme and his smallest shipment w;
ten barrels. He shipped empty bottl
to J. S. Farnum, at Charleston, tl
Acme, at Macon, and other brewe
He told *:he usual story of how e:
tra bbttles came in various shipment
Mr. Lyon then presented two lari
placards which were taken out of ti
shipments from the Richland Disti
lery. These placards read:
RETURN THIS CASE
XVE PAY 25 CENTS EACH.
THE RICHLAND DISTILLINC
COLUMBIA, S. C.
There should be in this packa
i8 bottles for dispensary. Any e:
tra -dispenser will accept with 01
Mr. Manheim said he also got e:
tra bottles in a large shipment fro:
the Acme Brewing company. He us(
and gave away the extra bottle
Nearly all the cases from the Ric
land Distillery had a card advisir
that the emp'cy case had a retui
value and contained extra comp]
mentary bottles. For a while "Peac,
ful Valley" and "Poplar Log" had e:
There was no fund gotten up f
the dispensary fight in Marion. F
refused to do anything. He recei
ed a letter about it, but did not ai
swer the letter. This letter read
Dillon, S. C., December 2, 1904.
Mr. Mike Manheim, Dillon, S. C.
Dear Mike: I am informed that V
J. Montgon.ry is shaping up a pet
tior to the governor to rid Maric
county of the dispensary. Do yc
know anything of it? If so,. let n
know, and keep it from the publi
We will have to give them a bo
fight, if we have to call on the sta
board to help us, and the princip
business houses, whose goods we haj
die I think will help us in the fig]
if it comes up. If we do beat the:
(should they bring it to a vote) v
will have it settled for all time I
come. Let me know what you ca
learn on the sly. I think they are tri
ing to get another Cherokee case.
T. L. Bass.
Col. F. M. Mixson, he thought w
the only agent who visited him.
letter was read from James Mood
from Spartanburg. The letter w~
signed "James," and in it he aske
that Mr. Manheim order out certai
goods, "Lewis's 66" and other brant
-if he would do so it would fix hi:
for the June meeting. He was a<
dressed as "Dear Mike." Mr. Mooc
was at one time a bookkeeper at ti
dispensary. He is now in Texas.
Another letter came from N.]
Mears. asking him to order out h
brands. He said these frequent le
.ers had no effect on him. but 1
o.rdered what he had demands for.
.Hev was sure that the Garret- & C
shipment had the official tag,. That
was "pure and so forth." He recei
ed beer direct from Charleston wil
One of the letters from friends ur
.ng the placing of orders was pr
.ented. It reads:
Heinemann, S. C.. Decemer 7, 1go
-Dear Sir and Friend: Quite a lar;:
lot of "Old Rabbit, Hannis at
Lewis's 66" is now in Columbia, ar
if you send in big order at once yc
can secure the amount you nee
You will find these goods of the be
q;uality and certain to please yoi
trade; besides. you will b)e helpir
me by put:ing them in stock.
Old Rabit is 5o per cent better thz
most goods put up at the same pric
Oblige, your true friend,
Theo B. Gourd-.
(Remainder of signature tornof
Mr. Manheim said this letter wv
from Mr. Gourdin.
Mr. Moody seemed to represe:
omne of these samne goods.
Mr. T. S. Lupo,
who is the clerk in the Manheim di
pensary at Marion. gave an affidax
at M\larion. which was read to h
The c' rrespondem'. 'f the News -u
co.:r.e gaie the followving report
ao Wednesdavs session of the investi
's. gating committee at Sumter:
l The dispensary invesligation com
is mittee now wants to find the excep.
1s tion that it is alleged proves the rule
ie They want the dispenser who decl;n
r- ed gratuitous liquor. yea. the dispen
ser who did not almost put it so thal
c- samples could not well be denied.
S. They want the dispenser who dic
,e not accept the numerous offers t(
te sell empty liquor boxes at a quartei
1- each, worth less than a third of thai
They want to hear of the dispenset
who did not send barrel after barre]
of empty bottles to the dealers and
get 25 to 35 cents a dozen therefor.
They want to hear of the dispensei
who rejected presents from liquoi
drummers or houses.
e Indeed they want to hear of tht
C dispenser who was not willing tc
ir make all the extras and side lines tha1
could be suggested, whether it be ir
. old cases, old bottles, requests foi
i samples, for advertising and all such
S. The special committee on the coun
- ty dispensaries, Messrs. Lyon and
.g Christensen, has unanimously made
n good. Indeed enough has been said.
- Mr. Lyon has actually gotten weary
reading letters. "Please accept thi
- with our compliments," or "Pleasc
find inclosed check for empty cases
or empty bottles," It is the same old
> thing from the mountain to the sea
e board. Today it wa; Darlington, Sum
ter, Florence, Orangeburg, Fairfax
Allendale. Cheraw, Barnwell. Yes
S terday it w-.s other places, and Mr
Christensen and Mr. Lyon say tha1
they have yet to find the dispensar%
- where these pickings were not accept
ed. Dispenser Davis, of Florence
- thought he had as much right to ac
n cept gratuitous whiskey as any ont
u else, and he really could see no wrong
e in selling such gifts and keeping th<
C. money. Dispenser Windham, one ol
d the Star dispensers, concluded tha1
'e he had never had any orders not tc
sell cases or bottles, and if he madc
money out of these things that wa.
it his affair; he settled for all that wa!
" charged from Columbia, and so i1
rewent. Dispenser WNI ilkes, at Darling
o ton, accepted a suit of clothes and
n was persistent about getting it, and
so it went, witness after witness, let
ter upon letter. -
LS Former Dispenser Davis, of Flor
Sence, was as plain spoken and evident
1 y as hornest as honest cquld be. He
s told about all he knew.
d Mr. Lyon had a merry time with
n him about a letter he wrote to Mr. J
s S. Farnum, in which he wrote: "Yot
n say that you will reimburse me foi
j- my loss if I will handle No. 2 Mor
y lein beer, which is an acknowledge
e ment on your part that you chargec
me for No. 2, and shipped plain beer.
. I don't care to sell out at sucha
s small figure. I don't expect to keep
t- the matter secret and vou may heai
efrom i: again from some other source
or sources." Mr. Farnum, he said
. settled in full, and he' did not know
t iwhat all this mysterious air meant.
;-Mr. M1eehan, who madeC an excel'
h lent witness, suggested that the Sun
day prescription business was grow'
- ing, and that the effects of the liqiuo
:-was worse ti:an the previous aileged
4. It was developed today that Mr
e Leo T. Williams, while chairman of
dthe state board in September. 1902
d wrote a circular letter asking dispen
u sers to support his friend WY. Jaspe:
d. Talbert, for governor. This was ir
t the race against Gover?or H-eyward
1r Mr. WVindham received such a letter
* and he also testified that two citizen:
offered him inducements if while
.n member of the county board he wouli
e. vote for Mr. John Rafield as dispeui
ser. He did not do so. The evidence
today developed that the dispensers
.) generally have encouraged the drink
s ing of beer and liquor close to or or
the premises. so that they might ge
jt the empty bottles, worth nearly twc
cents each. In Darling:ofn the follow
ng notices were nailed in differen
3 places: "Notice! Customers openmns
it and dIrinking beer at this place muis
n. putL em bot:ies in this barrel o1
n bx. J. Gard n Wilkes, dipenser."
he n for empty\ bottles, pleas<
id~ e na me and1 report to the dis
of nenSer. B'r observing the above yoi
will oblige us very much."
At o:her places the dispensers rent
ed yards and provided crown-pullers
and conveniences for the patrons.
The state board had better try an
oth:er circular or something of the
sort as to request books, because
dispensers now swear that they do
not use request books and do not ex
pect to do so.
Mr. Meehan, of the Carolina Citi
zen, showed how the dispensary ran
its business generally. He rented a
certain building for his newspaper.
Rent. five dollars per month. Build
ing sold to dispenser. Rent. $20.
Mr. L. V. Boykin will not make
a statement for the present. He pre
fers to attend when the entire board
is present and that is expected at a
later date. There was much merri
ment when 'Mr. Davis. talking about
selling out cheap, suggested that he
accept $30,000: evidently he has been
keeping up with dispensary literature.
Col. D. A. Spivey joind the commit
tee today in its work. The likelihool
is th:at the commitcee will conclude
its Sumter hearing tomorrow.
A girl's idea of an interesting
man is one she can keep making
love to her when she tells him he
Statistics show startling mortality,
from appendicitis and peritonitis. T.
prevent and cure these awful disease so
there is just one reliable remedy. Dr,
King's New Life Pills. M Flannery, of
14 Custom House Place, Chicago. says:
"They have no equal for Constipation
and Billiousness." 25c: at W. E. Pel
ham & Son's, druggists.
Some women seem to show more
of themselves by their dressing 'than
by their undressing.
Strikes Hidden Rocks.
When your ship of health strikes the
hidden rocks of Consumption, Pneu
monia, etc., you are lost, if you don't
get help from Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption. J. W. Mc
Kennon, of Talladega Springs, Ala.,
writes: "I had been very ill with Pneu
monia, under the care of two doctors,
but was getting no better when I began
to take Dr. King's New Discovery.
The first dose eave relief, and one
bottle cured me." Sure cure for sore
throat, bronchitis, ccughs and colds.
Guaranteed at W. E. Pelham & Son's
drug store, price 50e, and 81.00. Trial
What makes a g
made with the highe
fence put into its r
as they put into theil
Iwire cloth? Neith
years' experience ha
The American Stee
is used, beginning w
steel and wire mills
to use for a fei1e.
We Nae wnhe
You would never know how bright
some children are if their parents
didn't tell vou.
Sunshine may be healthful, but the
lazy man seems co flourish best in
No man is wise to his own chil
It would have been incredible brutal
ity if Chas. F. Lemberger of Syracuse,
N Y., had not done the best he could
for his suffering son. "My 'boy," he
says, "cut a fearful gash over his eye,
so I applied Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
whlch quickly healed it and saved his
eve." Good for burns and ulcers too.
Only 25c. at W. E. Pelham & Son's
It is awful easy to think what a
lot of money you would give away
in charity when you haven't got
The Colonel's Waterloo.
Colonel John M. Fuller, of Honey
Grove. Texas, nearly met his Waterloo,
from Liver and Kidney Trouble. In a
recent letter, he rays: "I was nearly
dead, 9f these complaints, and, although
I tried my family doctor, he did me no
good; so I got a 5oc. bottle of your
great Electric Bitters, which cured me.
I cons:der them the best medicine on
earth, and thank God who gave you
the knowledge to make them." Sold,
and guaranteed to cure, Dyspepsia. Bil
liousn,ss and Kidney Disease, by W E.
Pelham & Son, Druggists, at 50c. a
e't.- iBY A
$5,0009Railroad Fare Paid. 500
FREE Courses Offered,
Boardat Cost. Write Quick
GEORGIA-ALABAMA BUSINESS COLLEGE,Macon4b
* Removal Sale. *
* We move about September 15th,*
to No. 1432 Main St. almost op
posite Masonic Temple.
to close out every Piano and Organe
Oin stock, and have marked down*
*prices as an inducement.
WRITE OR CALL
squickly if you desire a big bar-*
gain either in a Piano or Organ
For catalogue and terms address
0 MALONE MUSIC HOUSE,
Columbia, S. C.
k & FOR . .
ood fence? Should it I
:st carbon the same as ti
iano wire ? Or should
-weaving wire that is so
r-it should be a me
s shown to be exactly
1 & Wire Co. makes e
th its own mines, throug
and they know what is
Trust their judgment.
Should a goot
-we believe in ti
and snapping back~
- i its life. A p
is more durab]
atai wimes~ the largest a
at the lowest price for r
ARE GOLD FIELDS
to the farmer who under
stands how to feed his
crops. Fertilizers for Corn
must contain at least 7
per cent, actual
Send for our books-they
tell why Potash is as necessary
to plant life as sun and rain;
sent free, if you ask. Write
GERMAN KALI WORKS
New York-93 Nassau treet, or
AtBri , Ga Soth Broad St.
For Sale by
C. H. CANNON.
In tea and coffee sets, both ster
ing silver and plated ware. Te de
ind desirable with each passing year
ind our grandmothers' eyes would
twinkle with amazement at the dis
play to be seen here.
1ave wire hard as flint
e makers of American
. it be a soft wire such
d to manufacturers of
dium wire that many
right for the purpose.
ery kind of wire that
h its own furnaces~ and
the right kind of steel
fence have a rigid stay? No
e hinged joint that is strong,
o pressure like a spring bed
again to its place. Flexibility
neumatic tire on a bicycle
e than a solid tire for this
i fence is made of large wires
zed and proof against weather.
.nid best assorted stock