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eference to the
s W. Parker be
on the 6th day of
es the following
L. W. Boykin was
rm of William Lan
Naa salesman, but this
61 prior to his election as a
-of the board of directors of
iate dispensary: that Mr. Boykin
.evered his connection with said
as said salesman and otherwise
t a year before his said election.
le Mr. Boykin was in our employ
id salesman he was paid a salary,
ourse, but this salary ceased the
ent. he severed his connection
i the firm as salesman. He has
er been in our employ since, nor
e I or any other member of our
paid him one dollar as salary or
erwise since lie severed his connee
as above stated with our business.
ever told Mr. Parker anything dif
lnt from this. From what Mr.
rker has testified to before the com
ttee lie has evidently either entirely
understood what I have said and
nt or his recollection of what -was
(d is absolutely erroneous. I never
ant by anything that was said to
nvey the impression that while Mr.
ykin was a member of the board lie
resented me or my firm, or that we
re paying him one cent.
(Signed.) Samuel J. Lanahan.
he following is an extract from
testimony of Mr. Lewis V. Parker
iven at Columbia, on June 6,
before the members of the dis
sary investigating committee:
should say, as well as I can fix the
e, about January, 1905, or possibly
htly later than that, I met Mr.
ahman b)y appointment, lie being a
her of the reorganization commit
of the Olympia Cotton mills in
York. I had first met him in Bal
ore on the way to New York, and
a talk with hiiin at. the Maryland
e then got into a general conver
tion as to conditions, and I express
to him my surprise'that conditions
ere such that a well-established
and of liquor, such as lie sold
Hunter rye,'' should not be able to
cure a good portion of the business.
i'. Lanahan then told me that it re
ired something more than good li
~or to get the business; that lie hmad
oght he had made ,arrangements
ich would insure his getting the
~siness, a fair prop)ortion of the bus
ess, but that he found that things
d not stand arranged, and that he
as not getting his share of the busi
ess, and that he would have to take
ps which would iiisure his getting
.He told me that on a previous
sit in the state he had arranged
Ith one of the mnemnbers of the board
control for Mr. Boykin to be his
presentative on board of control,
d to see to it that he got his share
the business; that at the last let
ng of contracts he had not gotten
hat he felt he was entitled to, or
aything approaching it, and that lie
ad then gone to see Mr. Bloykin, and
proached him for not giving him his
are of the business, to wvhich M.
~ykini replied that lie had not gotten
y more satisfactory offer from oth
Sfor himself, but that others were
vid ing for other members of the
ily than himself, and blood b)e
thicker than wvater, ho felt that
should have to do what he could
!thie interest of those wvho would not
y' help hirm, but help his kin, as a
*gtain western house, of which lhe
yme me the name, but which I cannot
~all now, either a Louisville or Cini
nati house, I think, was employing
sbrother-in-law, a Mr. Cantey, as I
collect the name, and was doing
ually as well by him as Mr. Lana
CI oxpressed my great surprise at
ch a statement and continued the
oiversation. Mr. Lanahan then told
othat after his conversation with
rn. Boykin, and Boykin 's continual
efusal to agree to assure him that ho
* ould secur'e his fair proportion of
orders, that lie had gone to Mr. Evans,
th chairman of the board, and stat
d oMr. Evans, must look after Mr.
anahan 's interests, as Mr. Boykin
eclined to do it. That Mr. Evans re
plied: "You go back and tell Mr.
Boykin (with an oath, as I recall it)
"tlat lie must do it; that according
to our arrangements lie has to look af
ter you, and I can do nothing in it un
til I,aul assured that he is not going
to look after you, and if he does not,
then you come back to me.'" He told
me that Mr. Boykin still t6ok-the po
sition that he would not promise .to
see that lie got his fair share of or
ders, and that, therefore, he.felt- that
is was essential that lie got a represell
tative in the state, and asked me to
advise him of a suitable party, who
would have personal influence with
the members of the board, and more
over be in such position that the mem
bers of the board could not afford to
go counter to him, or to fail to -any
agreement made by him, I again re
peated to Mr. Lanahian that I regret
ted that I was not in positon to ad
vise him at all with reference to the
subject, and that I could not suggest
a name to him. That occurred, as I
recall it, in the morning, and subse
quently that day, in the club in-Balti
more, being present there with a num
ber of gentlemen amongst who were
Capt. E. A. Smyth, of Pelzer, Mr.
Lanahan, something having led up to
the dispensary system in South Caro
lina, stated various facts connected
with the administration, of the law, I
do not recall the details of the state
ments; I know that they were mudli
on the line of what I said here, and
T would not care to undertake to give
tihe details of the conversation. It
was about the administration of th(
law, and the terms on which sales ol
whiskey were made in the state.
A BLAOK MAN'S OOUNTRY.
In so Far as Numbers South Africa
Is Entitled to the Distinction
Native Tribes Hostile.
South Africa is to all intents and
purpose i black man's country-itE
history aid vital statistics are conleh
sive on the point. The earliest reeord
ed inhabitants were the little pun)
3u1shimenl, who may now be regarlde(l
as ptactically, if not quite, extinct
They were followed from the north b.)
the Hottentcts, a supeIrior race, wh(
gr1adually occupied all the westerr
part of. South Africa down to th<
cape, where the Dutch found then
when they established the settlemen1
at Table Bay in 1652. The Hottentot:
were di--en down south and west h
the Bantus or Koffirs from the north
who gradnally possessed all the terri
tory in the eastern half of South Afri.
ea. Wvedged bet-ween the Kamrl",s an(
(le Dutch, the Hottentots began t<
dininish, and now there are but fe
remaining wNhio have not some Euro
pean blood in their veins, except om
or two tribes in German South-Wes
The Kamr tribes, however, include
on the east coast, belowv the Dr-akens
bei-g, the Zulus, the' Swazis, the Am
atongas, and other nations ;while wes
of these, scattered over the inlan<
plateau where the .Boers made' theil
chief settlements, live the Basutos an<
Bechtuanas and, fur-ther north, ii
Rhodesia, the Matabele, a branch o:
the Zulus. The Bantus of the nortl
and east coast number several million:
and arec by nature more flerce than the
Basutos and Bachuanas. Nowaday:
we recognize in South Africa the Zu
Ius, Basutos, Matabele, and Swaizis
all great and warlike nations-one o:
them, the Basutos, actually uncon
quered by the white man to' this day
though nominally under his aegis
then the Bechuanas, Mashonas, Shan
gans, Pondos, and Fingos, timid b:
tempet-ament, cowed by conquest, o:
subdued by civilization; and finall:
the dissolutte, lazy, generic ''Kamlr,'
spawtn of all andl 1pride of none. 'Ph
black man from the East is an imnport
edl factor-; and the Kr-ooman of th<
wvest coast stokes his majesty 's ship:
to the ports and pays but brief visit;
to the shtor-e. As foi- the Lascar sailor
lie is a bir-d of passage, of whose com
ing and going none take note-hei
regaided as an alien and a pariah.
The indigenious native population o
South Afr-ica may be taken as ove
5,500,000, hut the colour question i
lar-gely complicated by the influt o:
Inidians to Natal. In 1904 the Euro
peants there( of whom 50 per cent
wereo born in the colony) number-e<
97,109; the natives 904,041, gnd th<
Itndians and other- Asiatics, 107,604
So that the tnatives outnumber-ed th<
whites by 806,932; the Asiatics wver<
10,495 in excess of the Br-itish 'an<
Dutch; and the colored r-aces, al
told, spelt the enormous total of 1,
011,045 to the 97,109 whites, or con
sider-ably mor-e than ten to one.
In the Cape Colony the census fIg
r-es show 579,741 -whites, 1,803,43
natives, and 20,632 colored; the Ti-an
vaah (including Swaziland), 300,224
whites, 1,030,029 natives, and 23,94'
''other-s;'' the Orange River Colony
143,149 whites, and 241,646 native
and colored persons; Rhodesia (ap
proximately), 13,500- whites, 1,337,
200 natives, and 1,950 colored; and
Basutoland, '895 whites, 347,731 na
tives, and 222 colored. The British
South African aggregate, therefore'
gives 5,324,432 natives and colored
people, is against 1,134,889 white men
women and children, or more than five
to one. litclude in the white. totals
here given are the Imperial troops
in gar.rison and camp in the various
colonies in 1904; but to these figures
have now to be added in the Trans
vaal,.under the description '"others,?!
some 50,000 Chinese indentured labor
ers employed. on the mines for a limit
ed term'of years. As showing the
mixed i ature of the colored races in
South Africa, apart from the natives
proper, it is interesting to note that
included in the 26,632 colored people
in the Cape Colony alone are Malays,
Indians, Chinese, Abyssinians, Af
ghans, Arabs, Ashanti, Assyrians,
Briquas, Chilian, Cingale.se, Creoles,
East Indians, Egyptians, Japanese,
Kroonian, Liberian, Malagasy, Moors,
Negroes, Persians, Philippinos, Soma
lis, South American, Swahili, West
Indian and Zansibaris.
The disparity between the white
and black population in some of the
districts is enormous. For instance,
in the King William's Town district
of the Cape Colony, the scene of some
of the most disastrous Kaffir wars of
the last century, there were in 1904
only 11,334 whites in the midst of
92,218 natives. But even that is not
an extraordinary case. In Glen Grey,
a handful of 690 whites is begrit by
54,372 blacks; in Herschel, 279 by 36,
620; in Komgha, 640 by 13,066; in
Peddie, 1,343 by 18,360; and so on.
It is really only in the largest 'cities
and in some of the Dutch districts that
the white exceeds the native and col
ored papulation, and even there the
differences are comparatively small.
The Cape Division (which includes the
municipality of Cape Town) shows a
European surplus of but 27,533, in a
total population of 212,257; and the
mu1iciplity of Johannesburg only
3,209 in 160,017. In the Witwaters
rand district (which embraces Johan
nesbur, and several other important
nitiicipalities), with a population of
260,388, the natives and colored peo
pIle exceed the whites by 27,048, and
this without reckoning the 50,000
Cihinese. In Swaziland, with a total
)opulation of 85,484, the percentage
of natives is nearly 99, there being on
ly 898 whites as against 84.531 na
tives and 55 ''others.'' The Zout
pansberg district of the Transvaal
shows 7,803 whites amidst 309,349 na
tives and 266 ''others.''
Of conrse, the strongest guarantee
against any general rising on the part
of then atives of the South African
colonies lies in the want of political
cohesion amongst the various tribes,
ma'ny of which have by no means for
gotten the sanguinary traditions of in
ter-racial wars in the past, when the
hosts of the dreaded Chaka and Mose
likatse, and later of Cetewayo and
Lobengula, used to harry their weaker
neighbors wvith fire and assegia, spar
ing neither age nor sex.
* IhlasLamort H. R.M.
As it. has pleased God in his wise
providence to take from us our dear
Shusband and father, Elias Lambert
Hendrix, age 57 years, one month and
fifteen days, it is a sore grief to our
,heart, but he said lie had the sweet
assurance of heaven, asking me, his
wife, to sing, when the last breath
was leaving his body, so I could help
him rejoice. I hope he is rejoicing
- with Christan the angels, as lhe
has left me to weep. Hie died May
14, 19061. lie was a comfort at home
andI abroad, so lively and cheerful.
3 We had a little treasure once,
-I Hewas our' joy and pride,
3 We loved him, ahm, perhaps too well,
i For soon lie slept and dlied.
,All is (lark within our' dwelling,
- Lonely are our' hearts today,
For the (one we loved so dearly
Has forever passed away.
Wife and Daughter.
A Corn Fed-Humorist.
Two gentlemen were traveling in
- one of the hill counties of Kentucky
. not long ago, bound on an explora-,
I tion for pitch pine says the Rearder
SMagazine. They had been driving
.for two hours without encountering
3 a human b)eing, when they came in
sight of a cabin in a clearing. It
I was very still. The hogs lay where
I they had fallen, the thin clay-bank
- mule grazed 'r.ound and 'round in a
- neat circle, to save the trouble of
walking, and one lean, lank man,
- whose garments were the color of the
c lay-bank mule, leaned against a tree
- and let time roll by.
5 ''Wonder if lhe can speak?'' said
1 onme traveler to the other,
,''Try him,'' said his companion.
i The two approached the, man
- whose yellowish eyes regarded them
without apparent curiosity.
"How do you do?" said the North
"Howdy," remarked the Southern.
"Fur them that likes it."
"Lived here all your life?"
The Southerner spat pensively in
"Not yit,". he said.
The Best of the Poem.
"I don't see anything in that poet's
new poem.' '
"Of course you don't," replied the
editor in chief " because I opened it
t'irst and took a five dollar bill out of
it. Oxive it good place-top column,
next reading matter!"-Atlanta Con
Flatter a storekeeper in a small
town and he imaggines that he was
out.out for a merchant prince
And many a man's bravery is due
to his knowledge of the fact that the
other fellow is a coward.
Real Estate and Insurance.
Do you have Real Estate to sell or
rent which you do not care to have
advertised to the general public? If
so, place it in our hands and we will
give it our personal study and atten
We have standing buyers for cer
tain kinds of land.
Do you want to buy Real Estate?
If you nicar, business come to see us
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 have inspected it and ap
proved the price.
Loans negotiated on approved
Rents and accounts collected.
We are agents for the Aetna Life
Insurance 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 Commercial Bank.
W K. SLIGH & COMPANY
Is in every one's thought today.
However you go
Rail, Steamer or Motor Car.
Wherever you go
To the Mountains or Sea Shore.
Take a Kodak with you.
An outing without a Kodak is
like hunting without a gun.
I have just received a full line
of Kodaks and Kodak supplies.
That I rnight be able to supply
your wants, remember the Book
Store before leaving town.
My prices of Kodaks start at
The residence now
occupied by Mr. Chas.
J. Purcell. Also the
residence on the same
square occupied by M r.
Frank R. Hunter. For
terms and prices ap
ply to M r. W. F. E wart
at my store.
The Paysinger store.
Possession given July
1st. Terms $40.00 a
month payable month-d
ly at the end of each
A. C. JONES.
June 25, 1906.
Because we g
what you want
very likely thf
Because we fi
a fair price.
ble for goods
will not give yc
if you buy an t
article from us,
want the good
money is here
to give you saf
work. You do
take any risks'
take care of th
The Right I
t we have is
3 best of the
i your orders
irately and at
we sell, and
>u any trouble
If you don't
, we do, your
not have to
ons to us. We
at least one
ist on hand to
em for you.