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udr i nelson C. P$e, Greeville.
,s etemnak are ali ighl t,oned,
porabs business nae otte state,
n&phri 4y known to me, I, there.
hope kthat 'you wilt acept the
Qitment. I, ask this as a person
I .aver to myself, and because I be
eve as patriotic business men you
I 'be ivilling to do your part in
iding up this.'business, -and show
g to the people that you are willing
spIriflee some of your time for,the
od of the state.
will ask you to meet with the oth
Or,e commissioners at my office 'in the
Oity of Columbia on Wednesday, the
20th inst., At 12 o'clock in., for the
rat. meeting of the board. -
Remeniber that as citizens of this
and old state oach must do his part
ien called pn. I hin,
Yours very truly,
M. F. Ansel,
Duties of Commission.
The duties of this commissi'on are
pianifoldl They will have the power
to appoint clerk.s, hcountants, audi
ors, inspectors, 'etc., to cheek up
tock in county dispensaries prepara
to a settlement with the state.
ach commissioner must give a
d of $10,000 and Attorney Gener
1 Lyon has prepared the bbnds for
heir signatures. The compensation
or eich member is $5 per day and
actual expenses. The commission is
nstructed by the act to make an inl
entory immediately and to turn'it
over to the governor.
"'.The principal duties of the commis
sion are found in section- 3 of the act
"See. 3. It shall be the duty of
aid commission to close out the en
ire 'businessl iand property of thl
ate dispensary except all reql es
te, and 'including stock in the sev
ral' county ,dispensaries, by disposing
of all goods and property, connected
therewith, by collecting all debts due
and by paying from the proceeds
thereof all just liabilities at the car
Aiest date practicable. Said coimis
sion shall be at liberty to make such
disposition upon such terms, times
tid conditions as their judgment may
Vdictate: Provided, That no alcoholic
*')iquors or beers shall be disposed of
ithin this state excepr to counlt dis
ensary boards, and all liquiors ille
ally bought by the present nanage
ent may be returned to the persons,
rms or corporations from whom pur
chased, and for determining the legal
ity of said purchases they are hereby
authorized and directed to investigate
fully th. circumstances surrounding
all contracts for liquors and to em
ploy such assistant counsel as may be
approved by the attorney general
and such expert accountants and ste
nographers and any other person)1 or
persons tile commissionl miay deem
necessariy for the ascertainment of
any fact or facts connected withl said
state dlisp)ensary and its management
or control at any time ill the past,
and to take testimony eithler within
r without tihe state: Providedl, fur
1er, That all payments shall be made
n gold and silver coinl of the United
States, in United States currency, or
inl national bank notes.''
It will be observed that all of the
gentlemen appoin tedl arc business
men01. not a p)rofessional man amonig
thlem exedp)t I)r. Murray, whio has
vo~n up the practice of phlama1cy
'3i tile whlolesale drug business. The
het: immeL~dateiy uipon the ap
r val of. this act tile governor shall
'nt a commission of wvell known
iness men, consisting of five mem
s", .,one of whom shall lfe members
y aeeneral assembly, to be known
the state dispensary comsin
Gov. Ansel said yesterday that he
J,appointed no lawyers, for the
* oiinission ma~y emnpkdy attorneys if
it sees fit. )t will be necessary to
engage attorneys to putsh the investi
.ation provided for :in: section~ 8,
* hich says in part:
"See. 8: That said commission
ehall have full power and authority to
anvespigate the past conduct of the
.fairs of the dispensary, and all the
dpwe'r and authority conferred upon
te committ'ee appointed to investi
a the affairs of the, dispensary as
oser,ibed by an act to. provide for
einyQstiga tion of the dispensary,
roved January 24, A. D. 1906, be
dhei-eby 'is conferred upon tihe
aison provided foi) under this
~.Provided, Th1as for tile purpose
h6investigation -of the affairs of
~spensary As Aerein provided,
.Ant 0-ery member of said comn
dp icand'herebj las authorized
ipowereil, separately and..indi
ly', J ollectlvely, to exercise
er and adthorlty herein con
(1on 4he 'hole commnission,"
ablo thiat the' comtnission
A y # . .Arthur S...
*c4 tq. 4 Sipson.
The Stit 20th
Board of Gomusioners.
W. J. Murray, Columbia.
C. -. Henderson, Aiken.
B. F. Arthur, Union.
Avery Patton, Greenville.
John MoSween, Timmonsville.
The commission appointed by the
governor to wind up the affairs of
the state dispenusary is now complete.
Two of the members named by Gov.
Ansel found it impossible to serve
and declined. They were W. Wells
Simpson, of Woodruff and Nelson C.
Poe, of Greenville. In place of the
former Gov,. Ansel nramed B. F. Ar
thur of Union, and in Mr. Poe's stead
was named Mr. Avery Patton "of
Greenville. Both have accepted. The
other members of.the board are Dr.
W. J. Murray of Columbia, Capt. C.
K. Henderson of Aiken and Mr. John
MeSween of Timmonsville..
In dccordance with the call issued
by the governor in his letter sent each
commissioner, a-metting will be held
in his office today at noon, when the
general plans of the commission will
be discussed and arrangements made
for going actively to work. The meet
ing will be an executive session and
it is not known yet what will be given
out for publicationi, if anything.
The announcement of the selection
of the commission has given general
satisfaction on all sides. Mr. Arthur
is a well known business man of Un
ion,N where he has engaged in the
banking business for a number of
years. He is highly, esteemed in that
community and his ability was known
to Gov. Ansel for years as a man of
brains and integrity.
Mr. Patton an Investigator.
Concerning Mr. Patton who suc
ceeds Mr. Poe, the Greenville corres
pondent of the State sends the fol
"Grelenville, Feb. 19.-As soon as
he had notified Gov. Ansel that he
;wou!d serve on the commission to
wind ill) the affairs of the state dis
pensary, Mr. Avery Patton arranged
for his immediate>departurc, leaving
toiniglit at 9.20 o'clock for Columbia,
to be present at the first meeting of
the Coimmissioi tomorrow.
' ',Mr. Patton 's appointmnct is re
eeived with -elleral approval in
(Greenville, where he has made his
home for about 30 years and,' is
thoroughly identified with the busi
ness interests of the community.
Though Mr. Patton has never sought
political offlce, lie served on the com
mission which investigated the finan
cial affairs of the county several
years ago, winning praise from all
sections of the state for his ability
and the fearlessness, with which he
conducted the investigation.
''For a number ojf years Mr. Pat
toni has b)een engaged successfully in
the business of fertiliz.er merchant.
lHe is a prominent member of ~the
First ,Presbyterian ehurch and has
liberaliy supp)Iortedl the educational
institutions of the city, especially
Chicora college. Mr. Patton is a na
tive of.Henderson county, N. C., hay
ing moved to this city in 1876.''
Baby Born on the Train..
A girl baby was born1 to Mrs. Jen
nie Tonaaovee, of' 1144 East 170th
s.trmeet , the Bronix, New York, on a
rapidly moving southbound Third
avenne ''12' train early in the morn.
intg during a r'ace for the Laying*-in
H-ospital at Second avenue and 17th
street, to wvhich Mrs. Tonaaovec was
b)ound with, her hlusb)and. Many wvell
dlressed1 women13 on their way from
Chmas. F. Murphy 's Anawanda club
ball at the Lexington Avenue opera
house asisted at lhe birth of Baby
Mrs Tonanovec had made all .ar
rangements to go to the hospital.
Soon. after 3 o 'clock she whispgred to
her husband that they had"' bet;ter
start' "N the hospital at once, and
hurry\ "to the nearest Third a,ve
nue "'' ~ion they took tihe train
forndown 1 ~
E,verythii t~ well 'until 59th
streets was re A. ;1, Eere the train
was 'delayed by the emnlarking *of
many guests who had just, left the
Anawanda club, n'nd Mrs Tonaaovee's
condition grew so critical that Mr.
Tonaaovec hurried dow:n. the elevated
stationi steps and telephoned for an
-In the meantime thme train. had re
s.ifned its journey southwvard, and the
women, from the ball learning of Mrs.
Tonanovec's condition egehmded all
the men from tile car, and iade the
woman~ as comfortable as' possible on
a bed composed of cart seats aid thcir
.opera cloaks and other; wraps.
At 18th street the mother and baby
'ere carefully transferred to the Ly
ing-in-Hospital, whiere both were d o
(ing well as last accounts.
qpotetyi UI, is ee- tr, orth Dabt
aut to to St. Paul ha to any, pat
o their own state, so that city wit
nesses the deliberations of mo't of
Mississippi is unique in that it is
one the old states of the Union whiclh
has no city. Memphis, Tenn., is the
metropolis for the northern part of
Meis*ippi and New Orleans, La.,
serves a, like purpose for the southern
bart of 'the state.-Baltimore Ameri
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* ailments such
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We pre par-e
+ tions properly
* We warrant
* we sell and wil
Sto any ,one die
* Reliable .
DIREeCT FROM 0
* Send us $
case with no
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best you ever
Isn't that a f
era mid avoid
our dlst ery
buy a better
I any price.
~ and will. do
atMACON,O THE S'1
Owner. of Rteg
J, W. WHITE,
clet we are giv
ch tells of its +
es..' Money re-,
sive agents for$
wit h PURE DRUGS,
the medicines *
I refund money*+
S. - PRPAID
arks anto sho con tens our.full
yon don't find it all riht adthe
ur $285 wilb proptl refunded.
iveethe enorou profr s of th eal
all chanice of adulteration. You are
without beig tapered wit I n any
Lsofr LL rrI.NCLI.A S CON
r $2.80 express prepaid. You cn't
a with ever sipmen we make You
iiyehav resource of a Iina ollar
xactly as we say.
VIFT CREEI btTilLlNG CO.,
M.C- nA...sm an..' ,-.
You are cordially invited
iank. Every facility of mc
r omptness, Courtesy -
ion to the- wants of our cu
he established policy of th
We pay 4 -per cent inter
artment, compounded tv
ccount is earnostly solicitb
J. D. DAVENPOR'
E. R. HIPP, Vice F
M. L. SPEARMAN
Which we use are without excef
We believe in PURITY.
We constantly preach PURIT
We always practice PURITY
PURITY counts, and counts f(
Ask your doctor.
Quickest and I
ville, and all Floi
HARLESTON AND WES
.v. Laurens daily, (Eastern
r. Savannah, (Central Tir
Close connections made at Jacks
Through Pullman Sleeping Car
Round Trip winter tourist excursi
orts now on saple.
C. H. GASQU E,
Agt. Laurens, S. C.
Gen. Pass. Agt., Ai
Tnis is our regular work,
ions and filling family rec
As 'a cure for that stubbo
P~elhams White Pini
Pelham 'S Laxative
Vinol, the Tnoic R(
Our stock of Fresh Carn
late 1907, has arrived.
y, S. C.
to make this your
dern banking is at
mnd Careful Atten.
stomers, has been
est in Savings de
vice a year. Your
>tlon the purest grade.
when preparing medi
)r much, In medicines. +
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i Time) 1.50 P. M.
10.20 P. M.
ne) 2.45 A. M.
6.15 A. M.
9.10 A. M
onv,ille for all points South.
service between Augusta
:>n tickets to all Florida re
GEO. T, BRYAN,
Gen. Agt. Greenville, S. C.
rn cou gh and grip,
a Cough Syrup
len Seeds, bearing