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and he appealed to the state board,
and litigation followed as to turn
ing over his dispensary. He told the
board that he would n4t be kicked
down by any such board and he told
the board he would only be removed
legally. He t,old the board he would
go to jail before he would turn over
his books,. because he needed them
Tor his settement. Vith regard to
any offer tk _ir. \Vindiam there was
no authority for any such uffer. He
never authorized Mr. Gailliard or Mr.
Reardon to make any offer to any one
for his vote and he so told Mr. Wind
ham. He had M1i. Reardon make an
affidavit that he had not offered Mr.
Windham any monev.
He had nothing to do with the San
ders proposition. Mr. Sanders' name
was mentioned as clerk, but the coun
tv board elected its own clerk and he
had no objection to Mr. Sanders.
Mr. Raffield testified further at
considerable length to the same gen
Charges Against Mr. Boykin.
Mr. E. D. Smith was dispenser at
Mayesville, and clerk here for a while.
Mr. L. W. Boykin visited him while
inspector. He got him to order some
wine and place an order for "West
moreland Club," which is sold by
Ullman, Boykin & Co. He said this
was while he was on the inspector's
force, and that if he would push these
wines and special brands he would
see that he had his salary raised. He
thought the wine ordered came direct.
Later on Mr. Boykin represented
the Acme Brewing company, and Mr.
Boykin, while representing Ullman,
Boykin & Co.. wan-ted him to push
those goods, he said, and t,hen to use
the text of the evidence.
You say that was while he was
inspector that he was doing that?
Yes, sir. He told me that if I
would handle that stuff and push; the
sale of it that when salaries were re
adjusted in August he would use his
influence to get my salary rais '.
If you would push this :ain
Ullman, Boykin & Co. and Garrett
Well. sir, did he take the order?
Well, I wrote the order while he
was present. and sent it to the com
missioner. and he made a note of it.
He made a note of it?
Yes. sir; of the amount.
The goods were delivered, I sup
Yes, sir. My recollection is that it
was shipped direct from Weidon. N.
C. I will not be positive. The other
went through the dispensary.
Did he represent the Acme Brew
Yes, sir: I think he did.
What did he suggest to you as the
reason for your ordering their beer.
He stated That they handled a
good beer, that he wanted to push
the sales: that there hadn't been as
much as there should be, and that
they were going to give five thous
Tro Elect L. J. Williams Governor.
The chairman (Sena:or Hay.) was
he inspector at that time?
Witness: Yes, sir: at that time, sir.
Mr. Lyon: WVas that the reason
he gave why dispensers'should handle
WVitness: That was the nominal
reason. (And so on at considerable
Mr. J. D. Blanding,
a beer dispenser at Sumter. He only
spoke one hunderd and twenty words,
but there was real meat in it. He has
been a beer dispenser here for fif.
teen months. He was asked:
Did the representative of WViede
man's distillery from Newport, Ky.
ever call on. you:
Did he make, a proposition to yoti
to sell you bottled beer?
He wanted to sell some bottled beer
and made some prices, but I told him
I did not think I could handle it on
account of the freight being higher.
and I asked him about export beer.
and he said they could not ship ex
port beer into our state, and I asked
him why, and he said the
State Board Wanted Too Much Rake.
Well, sir, what was the amount of
the rake-off that the state board got?
Well, he did not say, but he inti
mated it was about a dollar a barrel.
Hc.a many barrels go into a car
About sixty-six is the smallest. I
order usually from sixty-six to seven
The last witness for this session
was Capt. L. E. Farley. of Spartan
burg. He visited Columbia for the
Herald and made the fighr with o:her
newspaper men to get into the board
meetings. He gave this view of how
the board then sampled:
Well. after sampling them around
-everything in quantities from dif
ferent liquor houses, and spitting it in
the spittoon, and it wa;n't long be
fore they could not tell what they
were spitting our, and some of them
would get pretty badly tangled up,
and they would select this brand or
that c.-ie and give a carload order, and
so on. It was a week of general
drunk in Columbia.
It was a week of pretty general
Well, sir, did the members of the
board entertained right nicely on these
Well, yes. sir: they generally had
in openng one or iwo nights during
the week-pos,i ly three nights-and
their friends wer'- invited into th-eir
room.-s in the J-!rome P!-tel or Colum
bia Hotel or Grand ( !-.ral Hotel, and
the liquor drummers fiinished the li
(nor. I suppose. In f,r. I know it;
but I do not know that any one li
quor house had any one member of
the board of control: but they were
plying their trade and t,heir liquor was
The invitations were pretty general.
Their friends from different counties
and people who were around Colum
bia a good deal. It wasn't a special
invitation. It was general. Mr. So
and So was going to have an "open
ing" this evening, and let's go up.
Mr. "So and So" was a member of
the board of control?
Who were the members of .the
board at that time?
Mr. Cooper, Mr. Miles, Mr. Wilie
Jones. Mr. Douthit and Mr. Williams.
Well, sir, did Mr. Williams ever
,have an opening?
Yes, sir. I do not think any of
them were exempt from the opening
part. All of them had it.
Mr. Farley went at length into an
explanationa of certain matters in
which he was interesred that were
brought out at Spartanburg.
The committee then adjourned sub
ject to t,he call of the chairman. It
is not known when the next meeting
of the committee will be held, but it
will likely be in Coumbia after the Su
preme Court decides what the rights
of the committee really are and if it
can imprison for contempt under the
The committee has several affida
vits from Greenville about the beer
dispensaries there, but these will be
used later. August Kohn.
TILLMAN AT TIRZAH
The Senator Discusses the Dispensary
With Senator Brice-Charges
Corruption at Columbia.
Tirzah, S. C.. Sept. 7.-"I would
give a year's salary as senator to be
governor 3 months," siad Senator
Tillman in the Observer man's ear
toda:., while the Gold Hill band was
belching forth its music.
"May I quote you?"
"Quote me," said the sen;ator.
He spoke two hours to two thous
and people in reply to J. S. Brice,
senator from York county, and author
of the Brice bill modifying the dis
pensary law. Mr. Brice had spoken
an hour and a half, presenting the
well-known arguments against the
"I have no quarrel with Senator
Tillman." he said. "except the dis.
pensary, but when he gets between
me and it, I intend to hit him."
Tillman sat within four feet of him,
watching him narrowly with that one
eye and taking notes from time to
time on an envelope. There were
no seats but a few logs, and all the
people stood for four hours. They
did not look so much at Mr. Brice as
at Tillman, even while the former
was speaking. When he said anything
:hat provoked applause, the current
was turned backward by a shout,
"Tillman, Tillman!" Those people
dotce on Tillman, "Uncle Ben," they
called him, and screwed their eyes or
him as if he were a saint.
When he rose to speak he stood
at the railing of the band-stand, ar
ranging papers. Applause grew into
an uproar that kept increasing. Till
'- watedA a while with his head
bowed and eye cast down. Presently
he waived his hand for silence.
"Hogs driwn my way." he said
"root wi-Ch their nnses. They don'
shout. I am alluding to the state
ment that this meeting was to b<
packed with rooters for the dispen
He did no: wish to be accused oi
meddling. He explained why he hac
come here to speak. He showed in
vications signed, he said, by 5oo citi
zens of the county. He could easilh
have avoided coming, could have play,
ed sick and never have been found
out. There were scores of excuse!
he could have given for keeping si
lence; and if he had kept silence hc
could have been returned to the sen
ate without opposition.
"But I have my opinions and I be
lieve in them, and will not, after yot
have .honored me with your suffrages
twice for governor and twice for Ehe
senate, keep my :nouth shut for al
the politicians in your county."
Later he said that it was at Tirzal
he made his first public utterance i(
years ago. "Now some of these pa
pers-that treat me- so kindly-sa3
that since :I was born -here it is fitting
that I should come back here to be
"But God have mercy on the
pusillanimous man, who, when he ha,
thought a problem out, is too craver
a coward to declare his conclusion
I have given you absolutely hones1
-service for every dollar you have giv
en me as governor and as senaor
I have scood up in Washington and
told those Yankees what I thought of
them because I thought you woul
like it. And when I get too coward
ly to give you my opinion when yot
ask me for it you had better send mt
back to Trenton, for I shall be of nc
further use to you. I, when I wa
younger, enjoyed public speaking
I liked to throw rocks back at ever3
man who threw rocks at me. I use
to be able, boys, to touch the butto!
and any bell in my head would ring
But I've been through so much! Tim<
is beginning to give me aches an(
pains." 'lihis was to show that hi
had come here with serious purpost
to declare himself. "Most of the dis
pensary politicians have taken to th<
bushes, you know, and are standing
on their tiptoes and saying, 'Grea
God, what is that? Is that an anti
dispensary cyclone coming?' But i
am a practical proihibitionist. Durini
my 58 years of life I have not drunl
58 gallons o.f whiskey. And, as
know that I am clean in this regard
I have the courage to tell you ii
judgment: that the dispensary is al
right, if you take it away from th<
thieves that tihe legislature has put ir
charge of it."
The question is: "Whether you wil
have the whiskey-which you wil
drink-supplied to you in a legal way
or whetiher you must get it illegally
if you are poor, or have it shipped i:
by express, if you are rich. If yoi
can't get liquor lawfully. I assert tha
vou will get it unlawfully."
He gave some of his time to scor
ing 1Mr. Brice. and the people cried
laughingly, "Take Brice home! Tak<
"If the di:spensary had been con
ducted as I started it in good faitdh
and had had the moral support an<
active aid of the large element of the
people who think it wrong to sel
whiskey. by this time, instead of tak
ing one step toward prohibition, wv
would be ready to carry the wholi
state for it. There is no use to dis
pute tihe proposition that drunken
ness decreased while I was governor
I wasn't watching for thieves. foi
God knows. I wasn't expecting Souti
Carolina to hatch out a brood a
He explained at some length bov
the thieves got there. T' was th
work of tihe Brice bill. That bill pro
videdl for a modification of the lav
and for prohibition under certain co,n
ditions, except when the whiskey wa
sold for "medical. pharmeceutical.
and-the senator hesitated
-"Snake bites!" cried a fellow.
"Snake bites ain't in the list. m:
friend," said Tillman. "You'd bette
keep out of the bushes."
He flatly denied Brice's assertio:
that a majority of the people 'had or
dered the legislature to pass a pro
"I want Mr. Brice to run for gov
ernor next year. Plenty of time t<
reconsider. Mr. Brice." (Laughter).
He wanted Mr. Brice on the pro
vote for him. He wanted another
candida:e to represent the State, News
and Courier and Greenvi]le N ews. on
the high license ticket. Tlen. there
must be one for the blind tigers: some
of them are clever fellows. too. Four
blind tigers have already nominated
a gentleman from Marlboro. Pro
hibitionists. high license believers, and
tigers have all some clever people in
their trains. "but, oh. ain't it a hor
rible combinaition. all crying. 'Down
with the damnable dispensary!' "
The effort of speaking was showing
some on him. He breathed deeply.
His shoulders drooped some, and the
corners of his mouth curved down
ward. But his bulldog jaws brought
his teeth square together like a vise
and his single eye had that gleam in it
that puts the people beside themselves
When he made a point and turned to
look at Brice in challenge or at Grist,
a Yorkville newspaper man, they
whooped him up in South Carolina
"Ah, my countrymen," he said, feel
ingly, "whiskey is indeed a devil!
Whoever takes its problem in hand
to solve and tries to minimize the
evil has tackled the hardest task
that ever confronted a public man.
I did not seek it. It was thrust on
me. . . . They have gone and changed
the law, taken it out of the hands of
the governor whom you elect and
gave it to three little bob-tailed men
that work for $400 a year. What
else could they expect than corrup
tion. Wthen the law first started,
nobody knew where the whiskev was
boug'ht. It came marked "X," X
"XXX," and so on. But now 'they
buy case goods, labeled with the
names of the dealers, and so put it
in the power of the dealers to de
bauch every dispenser in South Caro
lina who is debauch'able."
He said .he could talk three hours
about it; it is so blamed big and has
so many sides to it. The law fur
nishes six weeks' additional school
to the sunburned children of the farm,
and is the only scheme which has ever
been devised to give back to -the
country people some of the money
which they spend for whiskey. "I
have no doubt you are going to vote
the dispensary out of York county.
What will you do about your school
"Cut it down," replied somebody.
"Yes. I'll gamble 'that you will cut
it down, but God forbid that you
There is no way to stop the sale
of whiskey: that was his theme. It
is going to be sold, one way or an
other. Therefore minimize the evil
and let the revenue from it go to The
state, not to tigers and bar-keepers.
It is not blood money. Uncle Sam is
in the business, and nobody tihinks of
calling his revenue blood money. Pro
hibition is a breeder of immorality.
It teaches the doctor, the patient, and
the druggist to lie and practice hypoc
Srisy. We have whiskey with us and
Salways have had it. Until 1830 it
was as free as water, and it ,had never
occurred to any man's mind in the
ages before that time 'to attempt the
restraint of the traffic.
"I find nothing in the Bible to sup
port prohibition," he said. "Arad I
don't want any preacher to cram his
new fangled religion down my
He said he has never piecended 'to
be other than an honest old sinner.
conscious of his own weakness and
inability to size up his ideas, and
trying to do as little harm in this
-world as he can. The Bible does not
denounce the use of liquor as a sin,
but denounces drunkenness.
"Don't represent me," he said,
iraising his voice high. "as 'trying to
lead astray boys and young men. Do
Sas I say not only, but do as I do!
Let liquor alone, as I do. and you'll
never be hurt."
;He had a batoh of quotations from'
the Scriptures, from which he read
selections. One of them ran, "Let
him drink and forget his poverty."
"Now, if that don't fix Gris't and
Brice," said Tillman, fixing his eye
ron them, "what will?"
r"Christ ihimself acknowledges that
he drank, and yet some of the preach
ers-not all of them, thank God-say
I blaspheme. I stand flat-footed on
the proposition 'that the Bible does
not teach that the use of liquor is a
sin, and I defy all tihe preachers in
Sside or outside York county to prove'
Whatever is done with the dispen
I ary, he wants some provision made
for saving the $9oo.ooo that the state
has in it. It is constantly layi:ng in:
more stock. A clerk has recentlv or
dered ii million labels.
"The time has come when tihe peo
ple of Sou:h Carolina ought to say te.
Governor Heyward. We are sick un
to death of this kind of thing.' He
has power to remove from office
those three men, and the time 'as
come, in my judgment, when he ought
to do it. He has made us a good gov
ernor, and he has now an opportuni
ty to strengthen himself with his
people. What do you think about
that?" he asked the crowd.
"Take a vote," suggested a citizen,
"Then, I'll state the proposition:
Under the constitution, the governor
has authority to remove these people,
and there is enough evidence of cor
ruption .to make ic necessary for him
to do so at once."
They pretty much all held up their
Brice made a brief reply. He said
the people of the county knew his
habits. In the legislature last year,
I never bought a drop of liquor."
"If you were in touch with those
dispensary people," incerrupted Till
man, drily, from his seat, "you didn't
need to buy any."
Brice said further that the devil
cites Scripture for this ends, and euot
ed from Richard III.
"And thus I clothe my naked villiany
With old odd ends stolen forth of
And seem a saint when most I play
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newberry, - - S. C.
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