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MERGER SUIT TO
BE TRIED SOON.
Question of Southern Railway Lease
Over Old South Carolina to be
Considered-History of the
Columbia, August S.-While other
southern states are hauling the rail
roads into court in a more or less
spectacular manner South Carolina
seems to be regulating the roads in
an orderly and dignified way. There
'has been in the courts for several
years what is known as the southern
merzer suit and it is highly probable
that it will soon come to trial. An J
agreement has been reached between
the attorney general and the attorney I
for the southern that the case shall
be tried at the next term of common 1
pleas court in this, Richland county,
and unless some unforeseen event og- ]
curs the trial will take place. The c
case is brought on the equity side of t
The purpose of this suit is to test I
the validity of the lease the Southern I
Railway has on the old South Carol- t
i.A road, running out of Charleston. I
Under the constitution the combina- N
tion or merger of two competing roads N
is forbidden, ad some years ago an i
act was pased allowing individuals r
who alleged a damage by reason of g
such a combination to bring . suit e
against the offending road. Under this
act a number of suits were brought I
along the line of this road but the gen- i
eral assembly passed an act instruct- t
ing the attorney general to institute N
proceedings to test this lease and vir- c
tually putting out of court the then I
pending eases. The action was in- t
stituted under Attorney General Gun- a
ter, who later died in office after a t
lengthy illness, and owing to his ill- c
ness and other reasons the case has a
never been brought to trial. M. <
Gunter's successor, Mr. Youmans, s
was also ill for a portion of the time c
he was in office and was not able to r
press the litigation. Attorney Gen- s
eral Lyon has inherited the litigation
from the previous - administrations il
and he is anxious to bring it to trial. I
He appeared before the ways and I
means committee at the last session c
and asked for an appropriation to 1
prosecute the matter and the commit- I
tee recoimmended an appropriation of 1
$1,000, which was voted ,by the gen- 1
eral assembly. This is a very small e
amount to conduct a litigation alainst I
a great corporation with its well paid ,
attorneys, but it may prove sufficient. 1
At one time there were a number of
prominen.t attorneys associated with
the attorney general it. representingj
the state, but it is understood that d
several of them have withdrawn from(
the case recently. Mr. G. Duncan t
Bellinger, former attorney general,
is still associated with Mr. Lyon in
The suit was originally brought in t
Kershaw county, but during Mr. You- I
mans term as attorney general it was
-by consent removed to Riebland coun
ty and the understanding now is that s
it will be called for trial at the fall
term of. court for this county. The
Southern railway has all along pro- I
fessed 'a desire to have the issues at
stake settled, as the company has not
cared to undertake extensive improve- i
ments on this road in question if its<
lease is to be knocked up or ques-<
tioned. It has seemed unfair to many t
that the state should hold in abey- I
ance .this'matter while at the same I
time the legislature and the public 1
* were demanding that the railroad<
constantly expend money in large
sums on this road. The spirit of fair
ness would seem to require .that the
roads status be settled without fur
* ther delay, especially if the legisla-1
ture is to compel the ssee to im
prove the property.
STRANGE WAR TALES.
The Pension Bureau Hears of Pecul
Kansas 'City Star.
Every ailment known to medical
science and some that are entirely
original, if not imaginary, are includ
ed in the category of afflictions which
seek amelioration through the United
States pension commissioners.
No matter how unreasonable may
appear the stories contained in these
applications for pensions, each receiv
es a thorough investigation by the se
cret service of the bureau, an organi
zation which shrinks from advertis
ing its exploits. although its membersI
could tell hundreds of tales of inter
esting variety. Pension Commission
er Warner has decided objections to
publicity being given the secret work
of the office. but a leak will occasion
ally occur. Not infrequently the ap
plication s show elearly the earmarks
of fraud, and sometimes a shrewd dle
tective in sent thousands of miles to
gather facts as to the claim. Ofter,
bo0th men and women strete hir
imagination as well as conscencfle in
thei pesstent effort to be placed on
Unele Sam's pension rolls. Some of hi
the cases are as old as they are inter- In
estinl. Here's a fellow who wants a It
pellsi'n tr a "total wreck.
"I fust -ot to be a total wreck frun h
liver and kidney trubbles and then I fa
ras toally wrecked by consumption, si
which come on me.suddenly like, and hi
now I am more totally wrecked by
irmy troubles, sprains and hara pC
An ex-soldier in Ohio wrote: "I h
lon't exactly know what disease I ed
im suffering with, but I do know that di
deserve a pension, as I am suffer
.ng the pains of death all over my W
)ody and legs and feet. Make it a in
rood one for I fought hard, for the lie
A henpecked husband, who evident
y has no use for his wife, says in his
.pplication: "I got blood poison by D(
ieing hit with a hen's egg which was
ot good. When you send my pension Of
want it made so as my wife won't ru
-et any of it, for she is the one who, im
hrowed the egg.' du
A veteran in West Virginia thinks thi
e should receive a pension because A
.e fell off a thirty-foot bridge during se
he war, which resulted in a "general Ou
reaking up of my entire system." A ye
'eteran of the 4th Wisconsin infantry
ras salivated by reason of excessive fa
se of salt pork during his army ca- SeA
eer, and applies for a pension on the GC
-ound that he "got salvation in the er
The following extra'et is an excel- W
ant example of an injury which made
tself known after an interval of niNore se;
han forty years: "The way I got my
,ar injury was catching a hog. Our
aptain wanted her for forage, an' he
ras chasim' the hog, an' she crawled tie
hrough a hole in a rale fence. It to,
ras a big hole an' I thot I was about tel
he size of the hog, an' I tried to st(
rawl thro', but I stuk an' trying to fai
riggle out I throde the rales off, an' 46i
ne hit me on the hed an' knocked me fel
enseless.' I don't think the ketchin' se
f the hog had anything to io with mE
ay line of duty, 'an' I wants a pen- ed
ion. The hog was never ketched."
A veteran in Howard county, Mary- mE
and sent the testimony of a neigh- no
or, who no doubt meant well enough
ut did not know how to express him- A
elf. The latter swore to the state
aent ;first he had known the claimant fol
or twelve years, and that. "he would sa
iot work unless compelled to.'' The to
ritness really meant to say that the
laimant, .while really unable to work N(
>y reason'of his physical infirmities,
ras frequently compelled to attempt R.
abor in order to sustain himself. As se1
Scompanion piece this will do: "I ba
Lm a native of Missouri.. I want 'a 10
ob in your office, tahen I won't ask m<
~or no more raise in pension. I clerk te:
). K., but I can't labor. I could boss pe
he other clerks and make them stand esi
round and raise duly entitled pen- an
ions, keep them from loafing and pa
hispering in office hours, and see
hat things worked right. I could show it;
!A :rather r(markadle dleclaration
was made by a Michigan veteran. He
tated under oath that he picked up a Gi
hell on a battlefield of the Wi.lder- WV
ess and took' it into his tent. While ora
olding the missile between his knees, Cc
~xamining it, the shell exploded, fo:
'badly shattering my nervous sys- dit
em,'' but miraculously causing no dis
ther injury. An ex-cannoneer of
mne of the regular batteries claims en
hat he stopped a cannon ball with an
is abdomen, and has since been badly a
roubled -with stomach disorders. The by
>a, he says, was a spent one, aiid Ai
~ame bounding along, striking him A.
1quarely on the exterior of the inner
From Tennessee a widow writes:
'My husband was terribly bloated in lt
iis stomach. He couldnt stoop over
>r straiten up without helpin' him
self. To ham, beans, pork, eggs and
3abbage his stomach was repulsive. ry
Eis' reumatics was the kind called th
plumbago. His dropsy was terrible.'' pi
A neighbor of one Orville Jameson, S<
who asked for a pension because. of w
aropsy, wrote: "I believe that Orville in
Jameson is fatiged from arnin' his
livin' becos he's to fat an' ways 200 JI 1
pounds or more. The naighbors think I.
he have dropsy, but I know he have -
no dropsy, becos he'd bust if he had.
more inside him and he now have. He
are without vitious habits or referen
The widow of a man who shoulder
ed a musket in the Pennsylvania re
serves wanted a -pension and she was
asked if her husband was ever wound
"'Oh, yes.'' was the answer, ''he re
eeived an axe wound of the left
Being asked to explain the circum
stances surrounding the wounding of
her better hulf, she said he cut his: I
foot while splitting wood. It was not .
rinjg2 the war that this occurred, but
i 1999! at their home in Pennsylvania
The pension attorney wanted to know
n a-e his had oni -the penlsion1
inw. and1 the widow answ red curt
t'foot Wvilli la i.je -zime urle ih
wa- an arimv faN.'
S im it I I ais' ,I(l,~n. ]
.(ju,lt l1ile wie t re 111 ' t ; e :a
'arts. ileserlioils, dl i )e fiv,s an
mily troubles ot all kinds. The sa,
:le of life is given as well as th
One woman to her letter adds
>stcript. Here it is:
"P. S.-When my husband wo
me from figlhting rebels I support
. him on my needle till he went an<
One Giorana, a member of th
all-know Garibaldi Guard, recite<
his application for pension tha
was "probed'' by a rebel byon
the Bull Run fight.''
Bolivar Brown and the Lawyer.
The lawyer are a orator who lives
'n other people's troubles. Lawye'
ns their fingers threw their harE
;tead of kombs. About all a lawyei
z is talk an' argew. Ain't it quer(
it there ain't more wimen lawyers"
judge are a lawyer of the thirty
ond degree. One day a man shoti
r dog an. my father went to a law
"Ten dollers'" sez the lawyer. My
ther gave.him the money. ''New,'
lawyer, "go and :hute his dogg
,od mornin'. Mr. Brown.'' My ath
cum hoam an' sez "Jewlia, thE
ryer sed to shute Tompkins's dogg
hare are my bunn?"
"Tompkins ain't got no dogg,'
No Excuses Accepted.
French officials are said to be par
ularly rigid in their discipline ol
irists. A lately returned travelei
Is several more or less apocryphal
>ries to illustrate the state of af
-rs. An American lost his footing
ppil dohvn an embankment and
1 into a small, shallow pond. As hE
ambled, dripping, up the embank
nt to the footpath he was confront
by an arm of the law.
'Your name? Your address?" de
Lnded this uncompromising person
tebook in hand. s
"But I fell," begap the astonished
nerican. "I only'
The man waved his arm. "It if
bidden to bathe in this lake," hE
id firmly. "I am not here to liste:
)TICEOF FINAL SETTLEME.NT
[ will as executrix of the estate o:
C. Carlisle, deceased, make fina
;tlement on said estate in the pro.
te court of New-berry county on th<
th day of September, 1907, and~ im.
diately thereafter apply for let
- iisory as such executrix. Al
rsholding claims against sait
:ate will present them by that dat'
d all persons indebted will maki
Emma E. Carlisle, Executrix.
WHEREAS Sarah W. Calmes, as
tardian for James F. Calmes, Joh1
ise Calmes and F. N. Calmes, min
3, has filed her Petition in thi
urt asking to be allowed to accoun
e her actings and doings as Guar
n for said minors and that she b
~eharged as such Guardian.
NOW THEREFORE notice is giv
to the creditors of said minor:
d all other persons interested tha
earing on said petition will be ha
the undersigned on Wednesday
igust 21st, 1907, at eleven o 'cloel
F. M. Schumpert,
obate Judge for Newberry County
July 19th, 1907.
NOTICE TO OVERSEERS.
All overseers of roads in Newber
county are hereby notified to hav
eir respective sections worked an
it in <rood condition by first'day o
aptember next. Failure to compl
ith this order is subject to fine an
J. Monroe Wicker,
Iy 17th. -Q97. Supervisor.
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