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LEROY F. YOUMANS
GOV. HEYWARD HAS ANNOUN
Assistant Duncan C. Ray-Mr. You
mans is a Lawyer of Distin
guished Career and Was Attor
ney General Under Hamp
eltdI (, 1. M. ('01, aj OW, Ltit. t aIm I X.
sistant attoiney genenil since last
October. when he was appointed to
succeed Mr. W. H1. Townsend. resign
ed. Mr. Younians had also aeted at
times during the absence of Mr. (Iun
ter and Mr. Townsend and therefore
is quite familiar with the routine of
the office and its correspondence.
The duties of the offie have in
creased since Mr. Youmans first was
attorney general. One of the cases
to be fought out is the suit to estab
lish or to annul the merger of certain
alleged competing lines under the
management of the Southern railway
eompany. The condition of the dis
,ensary will also require alert atten
tion from the office of attorney gen
eral as problems are multiplying and
the state may at any moment be in
'olved in lawsuit.
Mr. Youmans is well known to all
lawyers in South arolina. For a
generation he has been conspicuous in
his ability as a lawyer and orator and
his appointment will give entire sat
isfaction to the members of his pro
fession. Mr. Youmans has been hon
ored in recent years by being called
upon to preside over special terms of
court and other such recognition has
been visited upon him.
It is therefore with a great deal of
pride that he accepts this new re
sponsibility and his friends feel sure
that he will measure up to every ex
pectation. Governor Heyward has al
ways believed in civil service and he
has never failed to promote a man in
his own department when opportunity
for promotion was offered.
Sketch of Mr. Youmans.
When Mr. W. H. Townsend last
September resigned the position of
assistant attorney general, Mr. Gun
ter selected Mr. Youmans to fill the
vacancy. Mr. Youmans' return to
public life was perhaps very largely
influenced by his successful manage
ment of the case of R. W. McDaniel~
two years ago. This man had actual
ly begun to serve sentence for having
killed a man in Lexington county,
when Mr. Youmans was called into
the case. Mr. Youmans secured a new
trial after a noteworthy fight and se
enred McDaniel 's aequittal.
Mr. LeRoy F. Youman' first pub
lie service was as a delegate from St.
Luke 's parish to the South Carolina;
democraticeconvention in May, 1860.!
This convention sent delegates to the
democratic convention at Richmond,
Va., whose nominee for president of
the United States was John C. Breck
enridge, afterwards a Confederate
soldier and statesman.
Mr. Youmans was the last repre
sentative from St. Luke's parish in
the lower house of the general assem
bly, having been elected twice with
out opposition-once in 1862 and once
In the war he was first lieutenant
of the "Beaufort District Guerillas"
a company of mounted riflemen, at
tached to the Ninth regiment, South
Carolina volunteers, Col. Win. C.
Eeyward, and afterwards a company
of Martin 's mounted regiment.
After this company of state troops
was disbanded, and while still a mem
ber of the legislature, he vias in the
Third South Carolina cavalry, first
a private, then a sergeant in A corn
pany, afterwards a lieutenant in
Company F of that regiment.
In 1861 Mr. Youmans was one of a
committee of three, consisting of the
late Hion. William Elliott. Hon. Ed
mond Rhett and himself, appointed
by the citizens of Beaufort district to
confer with Gen. Robert E. Lee,
whose headquarters were at Coosa-,
whatchie, on grave matters of concern
affecting that district after the fall of
the Confederate ports at Bay Point
and Hilton Head. He still has Gen.
Lee 's written reply.
Mr. Youmans was the sole delegate
from St. Luke 's parish to the state
eonvention of 1865, called by the pro
'visional governor, B. F. Perry. When
by that convention the four former
election districts, consisting of St.
Luke, St. Peter, St. Helena and
Prince William parishes, were made
one election district, Beaufort dis
?rict, he was elected at the head of
the ticket oft four to the ho(use~ of rep
reletaives. the otherl eing F.1lt5.1
Stephe lliot . t iln. F to
inIdit A hfeM beametin o o
tilt i ne b. PiT. b .. ;! I 1 1l11i. ft
wards .jud, e.
Succeeded Gen. Conner.
()i the ;signatiotn .1f the i W fi cir
at t'riley genral by (elleral ('un'ir
I 877, Mr . Yoi umanis wa. el ed Iv to
till the vavanev, -u sub .seq:uently Wa
elected attOine eneral by the peo
ple in 1878 and in 1880.
The yovernors duin Ils tefmis
'llee as atto rney :.1eera werei( 118au
ton nps n.JvIt.r :nl ll a d I fe
tatives~ as a Jinberh'i fr'! !~Ribhu'i
vounlty in 1884, and while serviln1 as
such he was in 1S85 appointed by
Mr. Clevelaind United States attorney
for the district of South11 Carllinla,
a1d served as such until his succes
11 was app()iinted under the republi
ean adlminist rat in of. PresidentI Har
In 177. befron he wis attorney
.-ene'al1, le was (ne f thie i ouhse- for
the defens.e inl the Elleitti lses 1ried
inl Charleston in tile Inited States
court piresided over by Chief Justice
Waite. While attorney veneral uln
der special appointment of Gov..Ila
gCood for the state electin lieers. i,e
Was one of coulsel in the Actoi and
Mayesville election eases tried in
Charleston in the United States court,
presided over by Cireuit Judge Bond.
Among his most known arguments
as attorney general are those in the
Bond debt cases before the court of
three consisting of Judges Thompson.
Aldrich and Hutson and subsequent
ly before the supreme court of the
state. The decision resulted in de
claring fraudulent a mass of the Re
construction bond debt of the state.
He twice argued before the su
preme court of the United States
against the receivability of the bills
of the bank of the state in payment
of taxes due the state. His opponents
on two of the occasions were Daniel
H. Chamberlain and Roscoe Conkling.
The supreme court was equally di
vided, and the decision of the supreme
ourt of the state for which Mr.
Youmans contended remained of
In the MclDaniel ease referred to,
Mr. Youmans was called in after the
accused had been convicted. Failing
to secure a new trial on the ground!
of after-discovered evidence, Mr.'
Youmans asked for a rehearing on
thirteen separate counts. On one of
these, merely one, he secured a new
trial, resulting in the acquittal of his
client. This was regarded at the
time, 1904, as an achievement.
Mr. Yonmans' Assistant.
Mr. Youmans announced the ap
pointment of Mr. D. C. Ray of Co
lumbia as assistant attorney general.
Until a short time ago Mr. Ray was
a member of the firm of Barron &
Ray, having been associated with
Mr. J. T. Barron in the practice of
aw for 18 yea-s. Mr. Ray is a native;
f Richland county, has been promi
ient in local political affairs for sev
eral years and is well know~n as a
awyer. He graduated from the South
Carolina college in 1884 and read law
n the offiee of Mr. Barron. Mr.
Youmans stated yesterday that he
feels very much relieved to share the
ork and responsibility of the office
with a trained lawyer and a man of
Trying to get into .heaven on the
~trengt.h of a tombstone testimonial is
We have t
know tne bes
and have pic
them. THE CI
THE CREIGHTON CASE DELAY
On Account of Illness of the Steno
grapher for the Court There
Was No Session.
- wd~. (are \\.. Th. .it. ere wen
e1 le '1si$i i 0i' I v ir i'arin. ille
presid I - frlcer, ul(!n il un idn
v ld thil t. 'nrt tIr t l 'r at to ov t] e'
this llorliling buit ai ait'lliPrlenIl was
b;1d in(n-IV1ielv )(aSe of the ill
I - . tih - a I - . i w i
abandoned. The (ourt wil r-esuime
Ml% (Crei.din1 .; ta Is iat the as
serio tht bjetinlo Ihe Presec-eCC
o his st enrapher vost .erday was
- waived is icrre4t. Ie states
that she remained because fe defied
\n one t1 i)llt 1)V (ut. a d ilidt'n
tall paid a hligh tr-iite 11;e loill
Iess <il f m e or .iss 1>avi,. who
w:* v1Jpl)y,ed by him ma1 who re
aniled dtisji te the pl ilitti e'111lrks
that she was nlot eititflod to rema1n1.
Mr. creight'n was very emphat in
lie stated that when Ite nresidin
Aficer ruled that the avcsed would
niot he allowed counsel 1141 a ste
01raplher. he insisted that if he was
to be deprived ol ihat he h41c
allowed to have a sten1(g'apher0, (IT
otherwise lie would be utterly unable
to take a note. having" to cond1.Uct his
cS0 filslI', anld t1lat lie m11Us liave
a record. To the ruling that the
stenographer must retire he object
ed, and challenged any man present
to make her retire. He stated that
when his determined position was
realized an adjournment was proposed,
and that he immediately said he
would consent, that he would not re
main without his stenographer. The
The charges as stated by the ac
eused, are that he alleges that there
is a ring in the South Carolina Con
ference to "'control things,'' that the
presidinlg elders are abusing the
'percent'" basis of salary. that the
presiding elders "chop off the head(s'
of such district -stewar'ds as oppose
the "per cent basis,'' the arrange
menCt by wvhich the presiding elder's
salary is a certain per cent of sal
aries of all preachers in his district.
The charges have been made in Mir.
Creighton 's paper. the Christiani Ap
peal, from time to time for the past
two years, and he states that he sees
at the bottom a tight on his paper', ant
effort to silence it.
The following is a correct list of
the presiding elders who are here as
witnesses against the accused: The
Revs. A. J. Stokes, R. HI. Jones, J. W.
Kilgo, H. B. Browne, W. P. Meadows,
4J. Marion Dargan and .1. 5. Beasley.
The hearing will be resumed to
morrow if the stenographier of the
Court is well enough to be present.
The use~ of electrical power iln
mines is rapidly increasing in extent
since mine owners are finally realiz
ing in their study to attain greater
economy ini present existing methods,
that this form of energy is best adap
ted to their needs; and the purposes
for which power is required are p)er
haps greater in this line ot work than
in any other industry. On the conti
nent of' Europe, especially where com
petition is keen, general recourse has
been had to electrical power during
the last few years.
een in the I
t. We have
ked the Che
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Kan., "just cover it over with Bucklen's
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E. PelhamI1 & Son's (rug, sture
A \'iennese, se larynx wVi
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littedl with arificial \ocal brs
VibII1 he iiserts ill his fhroat Wh'e
he wishes to speak. le spoke be
fore the Xieinese Medical society at
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This is to give notice that Mayor
A. T. Brown, of the Town of Newber
ry, has put into my hands for collec
tion the unpaid Town Taxes for the
year 1905, and I ask all persons
who have not paid their taxes
to come forward at once and do so,
and thus save themselves the cost of
M. M. Buford,
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned will, on the twelfth day of
April, 1906, make a final settlement
on the estate of John J. Mayer, de
ceased, and will immediately there'af
ter apply to thle Judge of Probate for
letters dismissory as administrator of
said estate. All parties having claims
against the said estate will present
same on or before that date and all
parties due the said estate will make
John M. Suber,
NOTICE TO OVERSEERS.
All overseers are hereby notified to
warn out the hands in their respective
districts and have their roads put in
proper shape and condition by the fif
teenth day of April, 1906. Herein
fail not under the penalty of the law.
' J. Monroe Wicker,
- County Supervisor.
J. W. WHITE.
SIBE DISC PLOW
Starving to Death.
Becuse her Stomach was , we:rk
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Clair, <'olumbus, 0 , was literally
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