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Columbia, June 12-The investi.
gating comI\i ttee manpaged to have 0
brief session this afternoon. Mr
-AV. McFeAt, :the 9ld rgliabl#, came tc
the rescue 'and ncted stenwgraph6r,
here were only two: witnesaps, Mir,
I. M. Cantey, of. Colimbia, and Mr.
'Charles Cohen, of Beaufort.. Mr.
Cantey's n4ne waslbio4gt into thre
dispensary affairs by previous eviA.
Once, and porti;ularly by the recent
evidence of 'Mi. Lewis W. paiker.
The point of Mr. Cantey 's testi
m11ony was that lie was paid a -salary
of $300 per month for about six
m11oliths by Fleischmann & Co., who
sold to the dispensary. Mr. Cantey
stated that his services for this $300
per ionih were chiefly to build up a
trade for the goods of Fleischmann
an( supeiintend the posting of ad
vertising matter for this firm.
Mr. Cantey is the brother-in-law of
Mr. L. W. Boykin, wlio was a mem
hIer of the board of control, and it
was while.poykin was on the board
thait Mr. Cantey represented Fleis
chimann. Mr. Cantey's testimony is
brief and to the point. He testified
Q-Where -do you live?
Q--What is your business?
A--In the insurance business.
Q-How long have you bee in the
A-Since about 1900, that is, for
myself; I have been in the insurance
business about nine years.
Q-Did you ever represent a liquor
house in the city. of Columbia?
A-No, sir;'I did not represent a
Q-Well, sir, were you connected
with the'liquor business in any way?
A-'I was advertising agent for Mr.
Early, who did represent a liquor
Q-For Mr. Early?
Q-What house was Mr. Eai-ly con
A-The Fleishmann Company.
Q-Is he not also connected with
A-Not that I know o.
Q-Is he not also connected with
Gerson, #Seligman & Co., of Cincin
A-Ndt thht I.know.
Q--What about the Belair Distill
ing Company, of Baltimore?
A-I don't know any but Fleisch
Q-You say you were advertising
agent for that concern?
Q-State -to the committep what
servicesyou did in the way of adver
A-We had the town billed with
billboards-I don 't know what you
call them-regular sheets.
A-Yes, sir; good size p)osters,
about eight feet. And I tried to
create a demand for his liquor and
Q-In what way ?
A-I had some friends wvho were
dispenser's. I asked them if they
would not order it out andl give it a
trial. It was already in the dispen
Q-Did you speak to thle State
board about buymng the goods?
A-To no member of the board.
-Q-Did you ever .attend. any o
A-No, sir; was never present at
Q-You were'never present wvhen
purchases were discussed ?
Q-Who did the actual' work of
posting these bills around towvn?
A-Mr. Ashur Browne did it, and
(lid it through some bill posters' as
sociation. -I was employed to see
that it was prop)erly posted and that
the posters wvere kept on the board
as per contract.
Q-Howv long did you serve this
A-Six months I think.
Q-How long didl it take to put up
A-I think the contrat-I have
never seen-. They were to be kept
on the board. continiaally for six, nine
or twvelve months, I am not sure
which; that is only hearsay. Mr.
Early told me, that was one way ol
kdeping the town billede As fast as
one 'wuld wear off aniother would
be put on.
Q-Was not F'leischmann & Co.,
represented by Mr. Early at that
A--I understand that he had con
sdbrable of the Southern territory.
Q-He~ came here to 'see about theiu
A--1, suppose titat is wa e~a
yeou know Mr. Early person
A--Yes, sir; I know bim person
Q--Do you know if Mr. C. O.
Smith, of Spartanburg, represented
Fleischmann & Co., also?
A-I do not think he represented
them while I was. I think they em
ployed him when I resigned.
-Q-When did you sever your con
nection with them?
A-On the first of February, last
Q-Mr. Cantey, what compenso
tion did Fleischmann & Co., pay you
for your services?
A-$300 a month.
Q-Did they pay you anything else
Q-Any expense account?
Q-They gave you no other money
A-No, sir; none whatever.
Q--The $300' per month covered
everything you got?
A--Everything; that was our
ag:eement ; he was to pay me that.
ment; he was to pay me that.
Q-What was the brand of liquor
that it was your special business to
A-Congress Hall - and Florer's
Q-Those are the brands that are
in the dispensary, and were in the dis
pensary at that time?
A-Were in the dispensary when
he employed me.
Q-Are you.connected by blood or
marriage, or were you, with any
member. of the board at 'that time?
A-Yes, sir; I am brother-in-law
of Mr. Boykin.
Q-Mr. Cantey, how did you hap
pen to make this arrangement with
Fleischmann & Co., or with Mr. Ear
A-He sent for me. I went up to
the hotel. He asked me if I could
represent him in that ecpacity. I
told him I could represent him as
advertising agent, but I could not
represent him if I had to sell the
goods. I thought my connection with
one of the members of the board
would not make.it look exactly right,
and I did not care to sell whiskey in
any shape to anybody.
Q-Have you any idea how Mr.
Early learned who you were and your
relation to this member of the board?
A-No, sii, 1 do not.
Q-Was he aware% of that fact
'when lie called on you?
A-1 suppose lie was, but he did
not mention it or say anything about
. Mr. Charles Cohen, beer dispen
ser at Beaufort, since July 1900, was
sworn. Whein lie first went in lie
bought his beer through the board,
and it Was shipped to him from Sav
annah. This was bulk beer. The
board made a distinction between
draught and exp)ort b)eer. Afte'r
March, 1902, they allowed hiimi to
hanudle export beer. Afteor August,
1903, he had to order direct from
Columbia. There was this difference
in prices. HeI paid $10 50 for No. 3
Budweiser in Savannah, but when it
caine through the 'state dispensary lhe
p)aidl $12 02. For No. 2 beer lie paid
$6 50 in Savannah and aft.erwmard $7
to the State dispensary.
I~Mr. Lyon put in evidence invoices
Mr. Lyon put in evidence a letter
from this firm, dated May, 26, 1904,
to. G. H. Charles, clerk of the state
board, quoting the board beer at, $1
Mr. Lyon also put in evidence a
resolution of the State board permit
ting beer dispetisers at Beaufort and
Darlington to handle 'export beer.
Afterwvards the board had decided to
let him order from Savannah. He
had been buying from Guckenhieimer
& Sons, of Savannah..
Mr. Lyon put in evidence a letter
from the State board refusing Mr.
Cohen's request. (Mr. Lyon then
b)rought- it out that the Germania
Brewving Company had been perit
ted to sell beer dliret to dispenseSrs,
while other breweries had to ship via
Columbia.) Witness dloes not know
who is thc agent (of the Anheiuser
Busch people in this State. Thinks
it is somebody in Charleston. Didn't
know to whom lie would write of lie
wanted 'to comnmunicaite with agent
Mr. Lyon put in evidence other in
voices, showing that since April of
this year the dispensaries permitting
hirn to buy from Guekenhieimer again
and lie is getting it at $2.12 a cask
less. The State makes the profit as
it did before and the company the
same. He makes mnore himself and
can afford to give the beer to the
conisumners at a cheaper price, Hie
had been requiredl to pay this ad
ditional .$2.12 per cask two and a half
The commit tee adjouirned after a
brief executive session to meet to-,
mori-ow at 10 o'clock. A. K.
Farmers' -Uio B%i
South Cavolln" IFarIr EdUI
tIonal and, Co-Oporation Uniol
8wedibnunkations intended for I
dertitshould'e.addressed to J,
StAblingi Pendleton, S. C.
The State Union.
Considering the busy time of
year the firit meeting of the Soi
Carolina Farmer's Union held at I
derson, was well attended, the Coi
House being near full at times.
On Friday morning the formal
ganization of the Union took ph
by the election of the following
ficers: 0. P. Goodwin, of Laure
president; T. T. Wakefield, And
son, vice-president; B. F. Earle,
derson, secretary and treasurer;
A Mahaffey, Belton, State orga
zer; A. B. Blac:, Taylor's, chapla
W. R. Holiday, Laurens, cond
tor; J. D. W'illiams, Greenwood, do
The following resolution was I
Resolved, That the thanks of I
State Farmers' Union be returned
the daily and weekly papers of I
State for the column devoted to I
bureau of information edited by J.
Stribling, of Pendleton.
Farmers' Union Cotton Warehoi
Plans-Clay Floor, Hollow Ce.
ment Block Walls.
The following is gotten'up upon
very simplest and cheapest Plans
the use of co-operation Union.
This plan is for one section,
which may be added as many m,
sections at times as may be requii
to accommodate the need of
Walls 100 feet long; 12 feet I
at high end, 8 feet tall at lower er
space betveeli walls, 50 feet. Exe
ations shoul be dug out to fi
ground or clay (if in clay territor
well ditched and drained all rou
good clay floor well beaten down.
As the cost of material in foun,
tions varies in different places <
estimate for cement walls is tal
from about the floor line.
Parapent wall may be required
insurance companies where more tl
one section are put up together,
these walls above the roof are of
benefit in the way of protection fl
fire on a one section cotton wV
Estimates given here are for 10
hollow block- for foundations :
s-inch block for walls, and all ot
material that farmers do not us"'
have on their farms.
All labor, sand for l cement b1O
and the nine 1oinch round posts
rest girders oi through the middkc
the room, are to be supplied by
This style of cotton warehouse,
hold about 400 bales to each secti
Two romud pl)0es, 10 inches in dial
ter', should1( he placed uder eachi
of bales to pirevenit capillary atti
tion of moistunre there at any tin
Remember this, that if lower e
of bales are wet or moist wh'len stoi
that in all eases this low'er end
lbe dlamaged more or' less, it mati
niot, what kind( oif floor it rests om
Material for one Section.
23 barr'els Portlanid Cement,
eubit yards of sand1(, 18 girders 32
x25, 208 rafters 2x5x13, 4 sills 4>
23-these may be round, ground I
10 inches diameter, 4 perlines 23
25, 50 p)lank 1x12x8, 51 straps 13
3, 50 plank 1x12x12, 51 straps1b
12, 5,000 feet sheeting. Total amt
sawed lumber 11,000 feet.
At $1.50 pcer 100 feet. .. ..$16
25 barrels cement at $1.80 .. 4
Nails estimated .... .....
51 squares V crimp iron roof
ing at $2.50 per square . 127
One two-hand Hollow Block
cement machine .... .. 7
-Estimated freight on machine
Total cost of bought mnater'ial $42(
This cement machine may be
sold1 for $150 wh'len through
with-credit. . ... ..$ 50
-j Thus it is mad'plain to all Ut
men that by clubbing together I
may put up the cash $370.00 for
bought. material and do All the w<
making t1,1o cement blocks and1
ting up their own warehouses a
their own labor by the co-opera
plan, and have their wvarehoi
ready for this crop, if they will
at it when through working or:
For' less money than it takei
pay for a good pair of mules fan
may go to work ini a neighborly
and put up their owxt fattificati
now and get wvell~ ontrenehed re
for the fighting that is- siwo to ei
this fall to force cotton farmrm
turn loose their cotton at prices
have always made all others rich
handled cotton excepting the
who toil most of all to produce
Tf this warehnuse moven
C. Clothing& Shoe
For 15 Dftys,
Ie This stock must be close(
ith must go regardless of cc
"r Men's Furnishing G
1ee 1'-lot Men's Dre4s Shirts worth 65c., s
s lot Men's fancy and plain Half Hosw
Dr' sale price 6c. pr. 4 pra. to customer.
One lot Half Hose worth 20e., sale price
One lot Men's Suspenders worth 15c., fo
One lot Men's Suspenders worth 35c., fo:
- One lot 4-ply Linen Collars worth 12
le- 1 lot Men's Work Shirts worth 60c., for
I One lot Men's Overalls worth $1.00 for 7
One lot Men's Overalls worth 90c., for 6
in- One lot Overalls worth 75c for 39c. each
One lot Men's Felt Hats, assorted a1
he $2.00 for $1.19 each.
to One lot Men's and Boys' Felt Hats
lie $1.00. your choice 39c. each.
he 200 fancy handle Parasols, must move
C. pick of lot half price.
20 doz. Boys' and Men's Caps worth up
for 19c. each.
. The prices given above
fice. Lot of other goods
'01 Remember, everythinj
among cotton growers progresses in
'gaining strength and confidence I
among cotton producers as time pas
ses, as it is now doing, we look for
several thousand of these co-opera
la- tive warehouses to be put up this
len When cotton producers get a great
chain of these warehouses linked to
by gether in all the cotton States in
ian bonded form and produce their own
)ut fari supplies, this concert of action
no in a business way will place this
om v.ole cotton proposition upon a firm
.re- fouhdation and insure continued pros
perity, not only to cotton growers,
-in. butli i -also bring prosperity to
imd every industry in the South.
her There is nothing new in this art of
illy making artificial stone or cement
blocks ty- properly mixing sand and
cks cement* This airt is about as old as
to the country. But the recent improve
of ients in the manufacturing and con
the sequent cheapening of the cost of ee
ment and -the machinery for forming
vill these hollow blocks has reduced the
An. cost of this building material to such
nle- an extent that it now looks like we (
-ow~ are in)to whait might be called the
c-e. ieemen't or concrete age.
te. These small hand power machines,
ads we'ighiing from 400 pounds up and I
-ed, costinug from $5000 up,..may be set up 1
vill at any convenient p)lace, and by fol
ers lowing the instructions sent out with
.Itese machines most any intelligent1
manm can make these hollow blocks I
100 imd put up these warehouse walls. (
:12- Any further information on this(
:6x- warehouse subject may be had by any<
>ost UTnion men that will address this bu
:4x- reau and enclose stamped envolope
:4x- .for reply.
ut St. Paul's Items.
St. Pauls, .June 9.-Preaching
10 every first and third Sunday; Sun
00 daysehool at 10 o 'clock ; preaching at
80 11 o'clock.
Mr. John B. Bedenbaugh is on
50 the sick list, confined to his room
ever'' duiit nht rpea ;s
00 dluring the past 'two weeks.
00 Little Edna Rlichiards is v'ery sick
40at her grandmother's, Mrs. Ella R1.
ards, parents of the c'hildl, were sum
imoined to the bedside last Saturday
i h t onm aecoint of thle (rit ical ill
lin Mrs Margaret Kinard has been in
hey bed for somnet ime, bult hope for her
the to4 be uip soon.
>rk, Mr andl Mlrs. T1. HI. Wedemnan are
mt.' at home again. Mr. Wadecman is at
,ithm tend(ing the Baltimore college- for
hive Surgeons and Phiysicianis. They took
a steamer fr~om Baltimore to Savan
go nahi, Ga. They report a fine tip.
>ps lie St. Pauls graveg'ard associa
nto tion will meet on the third Sunday
iers of this month between the hours of
way Sund(ay school and preaching. All
nsreports must be handed in at that
>m Little Lola, d aughiter of Mr. and
to Mr~s. George Richardson, wvas laid to
hat rest in. St. Pauls buryingground on
hat, last. Wednesday afternoon by their
non p)astor, R1ev. J1. A. Sligh.
[his TIhme Pomnaria Woo(dmien of the
iWorld gave a minstrel on Wednes
cent I(day evening which was enjoyed 'by
sP Hats and Gents'
Beginning Friday, June
I by July I st. Our lease or
st. So we stick the knif
oods. Mon's and I
Ate prIce 38c. The Prices of The
i worth 10c., One lot Men's 8
One lot Men's 8
10c. pr. One lot Men's E
r 7c. pr. One lot Men's S
Men's Dress Pa
e 19c. pr. One lot Pants w
1-2c. for 7c. One lot Men's E
One lot Men's I
38c. each. One lot Men's I
' eOne lot Men's I
9c. each. Boys' Knee Pi
1c. each. them.
iapes worth We intend cloE
After this sale i
worth up to must be turned In
One lot Ladies'
quick, your One lot Men's F
One lot Men's S
One lot Men's E
bo 50c. each, One lot Men's S
One lot Ladies'
only give you a small i
at prices to move quick
g sold for cash for 15
G O D!
Door to J. L. Burns' Stoi
I. C. MOSELEY, President.
A. A. CARLISLE, Vice-Pres.
THE PEOPLE'S NI
Paid up Capital,
Surplus and Profits,.
Protection to Depositor
DIRECTORS: Burglar Pr
M. A. CARLISLE. Burglar an
GEO. JOHNSTONE. Polite and
JOS. H. HUNTER. We want y
R. L. LUTHER. We invite
J. A. C. KIBLER- We do a cc
W. A. MOSELEY. -
JOHN B. FELLERS. ciples.
W. P. PUGH.
G. W. BOWERS. We receive
J. P. BOWERS. $1.00 up,
H. C. MOSEIEY. semi-ann
f the condition of The Commercial Bank,
close of business May 4th, 1906.
~oans & Discounts ..$375,597 60 C,
)emand loans .... ......4,647 50 U
)verdrafts .. .... ......3,912 88
"'urniturc & Fixtures .. . .3,051 93D
)ue from Banks & Bankers 44,774 80
Turrency .... .... ....8,759 00 1
4old .... .... .... ....2,400 00
silver, nickles, pennies ..954 64 N
i3hecks & cash itcms .. ..4,004 46
3TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Personally appeared before me J. Y. M
Bank, who swears that the above stateme
edge and belief.
Sworn to before me this 4th day of May
Geo. S. Mower.
W. H. Hunt.
0. B. Mayer.
Capital stock paid in
Deposits . . .
We do business on but
We extend every cor
with safe and sound bat
Four per cent. paid ot
building is out. Stock
e of cut prices deep.
loys' Sults and Odd Pants.
ie Goods are Lower than the Manu
ToJay. Your Gain Our Loss.
ults worth $12.50 for $8.98 suit.
uLits worth $10.00 for $7.24 suit.
ults worth $7.50 for $4.48 suit.
uWts worth $5 00 for $2.49 suit.
nts at half regular price.
orth $4.00 for $2 49 pair.
'ants worth $3.50 for $198 pair.
aits worth $3.00 for $1.69 pair.
'ants worth $2.50 for $1.49 pair.
Ants worth $1.50 for 69c. pair.
ints at your own price. Ask to see
ing these out regardless of cost.
te have no room for Shoes. They
Dress Shoes worth S2.00 for $1.24 pr.
ine Shoes worth $3.50 for $2 24 pr.
hoes worth $3.00-for $1.98 pr.
hoes Worth $2.50 for $1.49 pr.
hoes worth $1.75 for $1.19 pr.
Oxfords worth $1 00 for 58c. pr.
lea of the great sacri
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier.
GEO. JOHNSTONE, Attorney.
ry, s. c.
d Fire Insurance.
inservative business on business prin
deposits in this department from
4 per cent interest allowed, payable
located at Newberry, S. C., at the
1p)itaIl Stock paid1 in . . $30,000 00
nd(ivideCd profits, less cur
rent expenses & taxes
paid .... ..........43,335 75
ue to Banks & Bankers .1,874 78
ue unpaid dividends.....675 00
Idlividual deposits subject
to check .. .... ....252,217 34
otes and( bills rediscounted
. .. .. . .. .. . . 100,000' Ott.
cF all, Cshier of the above name
nt is correct to the best of his knowi
J. Y. McFALL, Cashier.
JOHN C. GOGGANS, c. c. c. ie.
- $ 50,000.00
i deposits in Savings,
e Proof Vault.
J. E. NORWOOD;