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REBATES GIVEN -DISPENSARY. a
Abe Hamberger So Stated to Mr. A.
A. Bristow Does not Remember
Positively Name of Firm.
It miay never be possible inl the I
course of hum111ani eveits to prove that c
rebates were ever paid by whiskey t
houses to (lispenlsary officiails. It s
may never be possible under the rules h
of evidencee guarded jealously by a q
large retinue of lawyers an(I passed t
upon in jud:ent by a eoiimittee t
which is acelustoiell to tle strictest t
adhierence to the technical inl rules V
Blut vlile it may Iever Ile possible s
to prove the fact, there are cases 41f %i
circumlstanlt ial evidlencee which will <
make tlie g-enleral publie arrive at e
such a conclhusiml despile the di ffi- 1
culty presented by legal technicali
One of the most signlificiant pieces
of evidence Yet proluce(l before the
investigating committee was the tes
ttimony yesterday of Mr. A. A. Bris
tow of Greenville. president of the
board of trade of that city and a
business man who is well known in
the state. Without any fuss or
feathers lie testified on the stand
yesterday that a liquor (Iruimmer
1amed Ahe H11amnberger had told Mr.
Bristow on two different occasions 0
that he, Hamberger. had paid $8.000
in rebates to get an order of $68.
000 front t lie dispensary. Further- I
more hamberger's statement carries
out the evidenice produced last week
to show that the shibboleth of I
''chemically pure'' is all a fake.
Haimberger told Mr. Bristow once,
and later in the presence of a wit- f
ness. that the shipment of liquor
had to be adulterated so that the I
house would not lose its commissions 1
in paying the rebate. The house had
used adultei-ants so freely in the
first shipment that they feared t hat
the l.t would be returnedl to them.
hat they received a cheek f4ir $10.
000 in p"I.ym1eit tlerellf nand iade
the sev"n1l hijimell t - u1n a 4*1111
c iI I I :'t t l1141 1i| e,ir I.r 1in ter
hlimwv!t q-Xpr1-:w'd enri-sity toI, knww
hi,w in the worl1d pe,-ple4 culd drink
Mir. Bristiw sail that wa. the -ily1
sale the h11ue niu1le to tlie dispen
sary. Ten per cent. rebates is pret
ty heavy. In lirder that the people
of the state may he advised of the
difficulty which the sub-comnmittee
has experiellee'l in getting inifor'ma
tion. the entire examination of Mr.
Br'istw is given from the notes of
the clerk o.f the c-1minimittee.
Mr. A. A. Bristw being exaimnle(I
hv Mr. Lyon: Now. %ir. ( 'hairman. I
want tow notify tle e4ntmittee before
this witness testifies that the testi
Inony that lie has is in the natuore of
a cnfessi'n tif a member (t the lllia
Or house inl re'.zared to giving rebates.
Now. that is thle prposition that is
here andl as I uniderst and i't t hat is
all t here is ini it. The commit tee, of
eonurse. can role upon thle relevancy
of testimny ofv ct'hat k i nd-thle ec n
fessie'n of thait kiind.
Mr'. Fraser: Was lhe dealing with.
t he d ispensary ?
Mr'. Lven: .\s T uniderstand this
party was also dealing withI the dis
Mr. Fraser': Does lie know lie
name of the mani
Mir. Lyon: lie ceritainily does.
Mr'. Gaston : I think if' the state
mtent was made to this man by the
mtan htimsel f who eon fessed to be
a party to the tirantsaction it would
Mr'. Lyon: In order t hat we may
not run amutck again, was it a joke.
Witness: I D)o not think so.
Q-Yoti do not think so. Now, Mr.
Br istow. wtill you state whlethier you
ev er had a conv'ersattion w'ithi a man
interested in a liqutor' house that was
sellinig the dlispenisaryv in which lie
made any statement in i'egard to
giving rebates or anythiung of that
sort to the dispensary dowit here ?
A-You wuanit me just to make thr
Q-Yes, make the statemeint .' ou
gave here this morning..
A--I shall be glad to tell you all I
know about it. A Mr. Abe H1am
berger of Baltimore, who was con
. neoted with a whiskey house, whom
I have known qutite a long time
The Chairman (Senator Hay):
Which whiskey liouse?
A-That I am afraid I cannot give
;yotu definitely. My impression is
*',that,it-was Kahn, Belton & Co. That
Ido not state positively. In conver
NsAtion with him regarding the dispen
Iy asked him If he had ever done 1
aiybushtiess with them. He remark
*hat hie had sold them one lot,
~i~ oi-der. I asked him how much
w . ie said sixty- ven thous
dollars (07,000).' -ow, whtatI
~ I1 oit iay for" it? Eight thousand
S4Uru - ($8,000). IHow did you pay
t? nnoney. To whotk That is
different question i cannot answe
fow could you afford to take
ive that much commission on a
riler of t hat' size? By taking it 'ot
f the goods. I said I did not kno
hat you could do that. Oh. yes; y<
o not know much about the liqw
usiness; you can make it of chen
ails. I said do you make it pur
(es it retain its purity? His a1
wer was that it was not poisonot
ut that it was a very easy Tnatter i
lctor whiskev. He said furth(
hat the first shipment was about t<
hoiusand dollacs ($10,000) and the
rembled in their boots for fear:
VoUld come back, but it didn't com
n1d wheit the check came the ne:
hipmeit was worse. What they di
rith it or how they got rid of it
anmiot imagine. lie declined. ho
ver, to give any name to whom I
ad .iven rebates.
The Dhairman: Did he give yo,
Witness: No. he didn't. This coi
ersation took place about 18 montli
go and was repeated last August
.Ir. Lyon: Where was it repeated
Witness: III Baltimore in ti
ouse for which I travel. The coi
ersation took place there in th
ffice both times.
Q-Did the repeating of this coT
ersation take place in the presene
f any one from this State?
Q-Will you give the name of thi
A-Jesse R. Smith.
Q-What was the occasion of th
A-The statement, Mr. Lyon, wii
o astouln(ling to Ime that I siipl
elt that I would like for some oi
Ise from the state to hear that stato
ient and I asked young Mr. Har
ertrer to repeat the statement I
mde to me. which lie did.
Q-T'hat conversation took pla<
n1 Baltimore as I understand?
Q-What house was it. you sa
jr.. Brist ow ?
.\--That i caninot Swear to
Q,-Yu saidl tile con11versatin '
are where !
.\- u herer Inis. & C'.
'r-.\nd M. I1,amher-er. as I II
ertn,was a memliber of tie fir
I' this liquor house that sold to til
Q-Now, you say that lie made tl
tateient that this first shipme
ras very poor liquor?
Q-And that he expected it to 1
-et unied hv the dispenis'Ary ofi
Q-But it Wasn 'I it ?
Q-Anid having receivel his pa
lis next shipment down here w,
)""rer than tlie first and it wasn
Q-Anad he advisedl you not
Irink any dispensary liqulor?
A-Itf I drank ainy at all.
Thhe Chairman : WVhat business a
:u in. Mr. Bristo'w ?
A-I ami in lie clot hiing buisines
Q-You are not an expert on 1ig
Mr. Lyon : Mr. Hiamberger was ti
*xper't on liquor?
A-He seems to be, yes.
Q-Now. Mr. Britow, did he' lea'
he impression or did lie make tl
*tatement-I do not care for the d
oils myself in this matter-but d
me leave thle impression on vou th
he whiskey that was shipped to il
hispensary was unusually poor stui
no'e so than that th-a. was sold
lie commion saloonsui on the corne
1 tlie streets?
Q--He (lid do that ?
Q-WVheni was this stateme
A-The date I could not give ye
t was in February or' April, 19(
md the tatter statement in Augr
rm Sept emb)er of the same year.
m there a portion of those montl
Q-You stay ini Baltimore a gre
A-Not a great deal. I am in Bn
imiore about t wiee a year.
Q-Now, Mr. Bristow, has N1
[lamberger told you of any of I'
>thier experiences here dealing
A-Nothing, not specially.
Q-Did lie tell you when tii
ransaction took place?
A-No, he did not.
Q-Now, Mr. Bristow, is the
anything else t.hat yooi know of th
tould throw any light on this inv<
igation that you could toll us?
A-I think not, Mr. Lyon.
Senator Blease: You say they o
y bought one lot from thee
Witness: That wps his statenmer
Mr~ Lyon: When you asked hi
r. the question how this money was
o paid. whether it was a cheek or
i draft or something of that kind, how
it did he say that was done?
kv Witnes: Yes, I asked him that
u question. He said, yes, in money;
or they don't consider anything else.
- Q-Nothing else but money?
A-That was the repl.y. -
- Q-That was what-it was repre
s sented to you as being graft to these
0 officials down here?
r A-1 assume that that was the
i meaning of it.
FIRST PRIMARY ELEOTION
I Oregon Voting for a Senator-Repub
T licans in a Mess.
C Washington. June 5.-A practical
test of an election of a United States
u1 Senator by the people will be made
in Oregon today. It will be the first
- experiment in a western state of the
is primary system as applied to the
selection of a Senator. The Situa
? tion in Oregon has attracted parti
C cular attention here and both Sen
- ators and Representatives are await
e ing the result of the election with
The political situation in Oregon
is unique. The state is overwhelm
ingly Republican, but the anomalous
co(ition is presented of the likeli
hood of the popular choice of a Uni
ted States Senator falling to a
Democrat. The two candidates for
Senator are John M. Gearin, who
t now is serving as United States Sen
ator by appointment of the Governor,
and Jonathan M. Bourne. Gearin
succeeded Senator Mitchell, who died
c after his conviction of complicity in
the Oregon land frauds, and while
his case was pending on appeal be
e fore the United States Supreme
Court. He is a man of irreproach
e able character and eminent ability
and is popular with the people. Mr.
Bourne also is a popular and able
man. aside fruomn his political associa
tilms. is not re.-artle(l as so stron.
a hi'. oppewient. Both11 of the candi
iatesz are resi(lents of I"ortland.
The hepubliean) party inl Oregi4,n
is practicallv dismantled. so far as
m-raiization is eonc eIned. The pr,
secution of the land fraud cases has
upset completely the normal political
conditions. One member of the Na
tional House of Representatives
from Oregon. Mr. Williamison, is -
tder sentence of six moniths in jail
en a charge of having illegally got
ten possession of government lands.
iThe other Representative from the
state. Bingiel Herman, is under in
dietment here for destroying public
reci"is when le was Commissioner
of the Public Land Office; and has
several indictments pending against
him in Oregon for conspiracy in the
land eases. Senator Fulton stands
unscathed as the real Republican
The Oregon Legislature numbers
Oabout one hundred. That the result
of hte senatorial p)rimary election
may be carried into effect, candi
d teforn theLeiatrhvebn
asked to sign a pledlge to vote for the
the seniatorial candidate who shall
receive, the largest number of votes
at the primary. Some of them have
signed the pledge and others have
not. The chances are, however, that
the Legislature will carry out the
will of the peop)le as expressed at
. Among political observers here
dwho have kept in touch with the
at Oregon situation, the belief is held
ethat Senator Gearin has at least an
even chance of succeeding himself.
oIt is conceded even by Gearin 's
rs friends, that, on national issues or
at a national election, a Democrat
would have a poor chance of success
in the state;: but it is known that
Gearin is very strong personally and,
ton account of the disorgalnization of
ithe Republicans, lhe is likely to be
~*Already sp)eculation is rife as t
the effect of his success in the sena
torial contest. It is not regarded
s* generally however, that the eletion
p)olitically on presidential politics.
I- P. H. McGOWAN.
is Old Uncle Ben, lhe says, says lhe:
mi "My 'hiavior allus carries me.
I 's been a-livin' all my days
is'Round proper folks, wif proper ways.
lI allus knows exactly how
To lif' my hat or make a bow.
I finds folks 'bligin.' as kin be,
re Because my 'havior carries me."
4- A swift salution thuns lie finds
To problems hard for abler minds.
The little cotirtesies of life
a- Protect him against all vulgar strife.
In truth, there's no denyin' that
Lt, The mian must be a diplomat
To live from rude dissensions free,
m And say: "My 'havior carries me."
STATE PARMERS' UNION.
Election of Officers-Work of the Or.- Sch
ganization to be PusUed. -
The first meeting of the South Caro- *.
HiM division of the Farmers Educa- year,
tional and Co-operation Union held ing i
in Anderson last week. The Ander- a
son Mail says that the greater part of S*l
the session was behind closed doors. -cr
About 10 delegates were in atten- Fot 6
dance, representing twelve counties P1'0
and at total membership of about 6,
000. The organization of the State
Union was perfected by the adoption
of a constitution and by-laws and tihe
election of the following oficers:
0. P. Goodwyn, Laureis, President.
T. T. Wakefleld. Anderson, Vice- ;
B. F. Earle. Anderson, Secretary 00
and Treasurer. apm
M.A. Mahaffey. Belton, State Or- prod
A. B. Black, Taylors, Chaplain. BEV
W. R. Holiday, Laurenis, Conduc- I
J. D. Williams, Greenwood, Door- noto
G. E. Putman, Greenville, Sergeant- 11*'
The following executive committee uve
was elected: J. T. Boggs, Liberty;
J. B. Pickett, Oconce; W. F. Kennedy,
Abbeville; W. L. Anderson, Green
wood; C. Sims Brown, Newberry.
It was decided to push the work of
orgaiization in the various counties
in the state in which there are no
umnions, and organizers will be put in
the field at once.
A resolution was adopted endors
ing the warehouse system for control
lhing the price of cotton, the w%are- C I
houses to be owned and operated by
the farmers. an
The following resolutions were
adopted : B(
"Resolved, That we the State Far
llers Inionl tenlder to the city anld
the eitizenls of Anderson county our
hearty thanks for their warm wel
c4me anld ospitable treatiment dur- B
inl z om- stay in their voiuity.
"Resolved. 'I'lat tht(le (han1ks of tle D
State F Faners Inioi be retilrIed t" r
Ihe dailv andl weeklY papers of th le 1
-tate fir tle uohmu1nn devoted to 1he
bureau of illforiationl edited by. J. C. ties
Stribling of Iendleton. ing
"Resolved, That we tender our righ
thanks to Bro. R. F. Dueworth for ply
his able and efficient services in the
organization of the State Farmers, you
Resolved. That we teider our Fort
thniks to the different railroads for don'
their ellivient service and reduced
rates to the Ineetin-, of the State U
"Resolved. That we the State Far
mers Union ask the State Agricultur
al anld 'Mechanical Society of South
Carolina to give us a Farmers Union
Day at tle State Fair in Columbia
during the fall of 1906. Of 1
"'Whereas. Clemson college has (cen- the
diered (lhe Farmers Un.iion a (lay onl
thie regular p)rogram dlurinig the an
nual session of tihe Farmers Institute La
to he held at Clemson college on Au- Over
gust 13 to1 17, therefore be it resolved Durr
that the State Farmers Union accept Cure
the kind invitation of said institu- urrv
tion andh namies as its speaker on the Sihe
accasion Hion. R. F. DueworthI, presi- Ce
dent of the National Farmers Educa
tional andl Co-operative Union of Be
SHAW'S PURE MALT is only sold
in the original bottling, and the S
hole in thie center of the label is pat
ented-always insist on ''the label.
with the hole.'' For salo at the j.
Real Estate and Insuirance. -
Do you have Real Estate to sell or
rent which you do not care to have
advertised to thme general putblie? if
so, place it in our hands and we will
give it our personal study and atten-.
We have standintg buyers for cer
tain kinds of land.
Do you want to bny Real Estate?
If you mean~ business come to see us F
for we have some property for sale
that might greatly surprise you as
well as interest you.
if you don't mean business come
to see us anyway and we will tell you
all we know about the- weather.
We undertake to sell no property
before we havel inspected it and ap
proved the price.
Loans negotiated on approved
Rents and accounts collected.
We are agents for the Aetna Life
It1surance Company. It will pay you
to see what this old reliable and con
servative company has to offer before
placing your Insurance.
More and more men are beginning
to understand what this statement
Office over the Commereial Bank.
W. K. sLuG & COMPAN
larship and Entrance Examination
exatliatilot for the award of vacan
arships in, '%iuth op Cpollege and for thi
;slou of.new students will te held t tit
,y Court House on Friday, julK ith at
Applicatfn must not be less tfa Aftee
of age.. When scholarships* are vacate,
luly 6, they will ",e awarded to those mat
die highest average at tis examinatio
Aed theieytttt onditions guverulug th
1. A pplicante ftyholarship should wrrit
oident, jobusbu bir,. the examination fo
olarstipsare worth $:oo ani free tuittot
eXt Ss&iaoni will open Septemuber toth 'tgo(
Arthet information and catp loguep a3drei
D. B Johnson Rock 1111, 8 .
sees the aboyswleI80d&It11
men:will rega 4 their, lost 3snnhoo.an 6
wiln rover their Ylgor bys"
IVO. It quloklyandmly ta eN
O hw o 037t9 as0
e Oad. blod bi U
OrtnsMIDUOU. t u
. IIeDlGECO., e .n.Mft
GILDER & WoKS.
Aaking Nineteen H
d While it Lasts to
)st Patent $5.(
3st half Pat. $4
.st Meal 80c. I
3st Grits $1.75
on't pay any more, don't be s
g. save money and buy from u
ur immense stock of spring goi
and fancy goods and staples, c
novelties in millinery. Comlei
t thing in prices, style, quality
cannot beat us, we don't mal
up on balance, people getti
looking out more for No. i. I
y years experience counts soj
t you forget it,
he condition of the Exchai
close of business May 4
s and discounts .. . $127,779.52
drafts.... .. .. .. 3800.93
iture and Fixtures. 3,363.15
from Banks & bankers 10,881.48
ency .. .. .. ....4,217 00
r, Nickles and pennies 1,748.34
ks and cash items . . 6,031.85
fore me came M. L. Spearman
duly sworn says that the above st
orn to and subscribed before me t
Lw. R. Hipp, '- iecos
o. B. Cromer, rctos
r the 11e
T $4.00 p
HAVE YOUR WATC
Is -now in The le N ad and
New4 6ffice whef't.he W1w do
youYwork promt1' -dnder
G e him atIf.
undred Barrels of that
FLOUR Just Received
)O Every bbl.
wvitched off by argument, come right
>ds arriving embracing all the novel.
ur Mrs. Moseley in the North select.
nd see us, we are prepared to do the
&c., for an all round bill you sim
,e a cut price on one thing and burn
ng educated and opening their eyes
,ome and see us and be convinced.
nething, we will treat you right and
IITY, S. C.
ige Bank of Newberry, S. C., at
Capital stock paid in . . .$50,000.00
Undivided profits less ex
penses and taxes pid . 4,605.89
Due to l3anks and bankers 698.51
Individual deposits subject
to checks. . - - -. 71,441.87
Cashier of The Exchange Bank, who
atement is correct to the best of his knowi
M. L. Spearman, Cashier.
bis the 12th day of May, 1906.
W. B. Wallace,
N. P. for S C.
(I Ten Dads