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BERKELEY'S TREASURER RE
Mr. Edwards Suspendid from Offic
by Gov. Ansel-Action is Tak
en FoIowing Comptroller
General's Report of a
Columbia. January 2.-Governo:
Ansel has snpended County Treas
er Edwaras, of Berkeley, on thi
arges presented by Comptrolle:
eneral Jones a few days ago. Hi
s not acted on the case of Audito:
'ggins, as there is no money los
avolved in this case and as the audi
or has wired him asking that ac
tion be suspended until he reachei
Comptroiler General Jones report
ed to the governor rnat an expert ex
amination of the books of the treas
urer showed a. shortage amounting t<
over $5,000 and that an examinatioi
of the auditor's office showed "th<
grossest neglect and carelessness of
the part of County Auditor C. M
Wiggins." He referred the matte:
to the go,vernor for such action a
he might deem proper and the gov
ernor, after giving it careful eon
sideration, today suspended th
He addressed the following letter t<
"John 0. Edwards, Esq., Count,
Treasurer. Berkeley County, Monek'
Corner, S. C.-Dear Sir: It havin
been officially reported to me by th
Hon. A. W. Jones, comptroller gener
al of the state, under date of Decem
her 31st, 1907, that you have be.r
guilty of misconduct in office, t<
"The annual settlement betweex
the county audiitor and county treas
urer for the taxes of 1906 made th'
30th day of June, 1907, revealed
shortage in the treasurer's account:
of $1,663; this according to the
county auditor's certificates showins
thz cash on hand and in bank o:
that date. The treasurer's accouun
were checked up to and includins
December 10th, which revealed
shortage in the accounts of Mr. Johi
0. Edwards, county treasurer
amounting to $5,070.43; that amouni
being the difference between th;
amount of funds with which he i~
properly chargeable and the amoun
of cash he has in hand, and the evi
d .ence before me being satisfactory t<
"I, M. F. Ansel, Governor of thi
State of South Carolina, by virtus
of the authority vested in me b
Sections 393 and 340. Violume 1
Code of Lawvs of South Carolina
102, do hereiby suspend you as coun
ty treasurer of. Berkeley county
suc.h siispension being effective anc
of force from the date hereof, as pro
vided in the aforesaid sections of tha
" 'Givern under my hand this Jan
uary 2, 190S.
- "M. F. Ansel,
The go.vernor sent the above to th
sheriff of Berkeley with. t-he follow
"R. G. Causey, Sheriff, Monek':
Corner, S. C.-D~ear Sir: Encloset
please find notice to John 0. Ed
wards, Esq., suspending him as coun
ty treasurer of Berkeley county
and same to him and see that th<
ofce is properly closed and sealc<
up until an appointment is made o:
some one to take charge in place o:
suspended treasurer. I will m.ak,
this appointment as soon ~as possibh
"Please make your returnr of ser
'ie of notice on within copy and re
turn to me. Yours very tr.uly,
"M. F. Ansel, Governor.''
Section 393, under which the gov
ernor acts, provides that "count:
treasurers shall be subj.ect to sus
pension and removal from office b
the governur u .on the same ground
and in the same manner as prescenb
Fed in Section 340 in relation to coun
ty auditors, and all provisions of sai<
section are made applicable in case
of suspension and removal of coun
ty treasurers. Section 340 provide
that .when any auditor shall, durn;
the reeess of the senate, be shown b;
satisfactory .vidence to be guilty o
misconduct in office, or for any rea
son shall become incapacitiated o
legally disqualified, the governor ma;
suspend such officer and designat
some- suitable person to perform, rem
porarily, the dnties of .such offic
until the next meeting of the sen
ate,'and unill the ease shall be acte<
upon by the senate.
The governor in required to repor
the suspendo~n of such officer to th
senate winhin ten days after the firs
day of such meeting of the senat
with t1 evidence and reason for hi
actin. If ihe senate concur in th
governor's action the offieial shall b
removed from offiee, but if the sen
ate snail refuse to concur the ofi -ia
shall be restored to his office.
- RECEIVERSHIP EXTENDED.
Warfield and Williams Appointed
for Seaboard New York
New York, .January 2.-Judge La
combe in the Federal court today ap
'Pointed S. Davies Warfield and R.
Lancaster Williams receivers for th?
.Seaboard Air Line Railway in the
Southern district of New York.
The placing of the Seaboard sys
1 tem in the hands of receivers today
follows a statement of the company's
earnings, showing $3,132,3S6 on hand
with which to meet fixed charges of
$3,175,434, a deficit of $42,598. It
has been known for several days that
some steps wguld be necessary to
protect the property in view of its
inability to meet its fixed charges,
and a receivership was agreed upon
at a conference held in Washington
yesterday. at which there were pres
ent representatives of both the min
ority and majority stockholdrs.
Receivers also Named at Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., January 2.-A peti
tion was presented in the United
States circuit court late this after
noon asking that a receiver be ap
pointed in the .5th United States dis
trict for the Seaboard Air Line Rail
way. The petition named S. Davies
"Waidfield and R. Lancaster Williams.
In response Judge Pardee issued an
order declaring these men receivers
I for the road in this state and all oth
er states within Judge Pardee's jur
- isdiction, -extending over Georgia,
Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and
Texas. The order of Judge Pardee
in substance is identical with that
issued by Judge Pritchard.
Another petition asking for the ap
-pointment of a receiver for the Sea
board Air Line Railroad in the 5th
United States judicial district was
filed by E. E. Lowe Company, of At
lanta, lumber dealers, and other
firms. The amount of indebtedness
tlaimed is given as $50.000, resulting
from overeharges oceasioned by in
creased freight rates. The petition
I asks for the appointment of a receiv
er to take charge of the properties
located in this judicial district.
The Fickleness of a Woman.
-Some years ago when Miss Chrys
tal Herne was playing a summer en
gagement in Washington, she made
the acquaintance of the young daugh
ter of a western senator. The ac
quaintance ripened into intimacy.
Miss Herne and Lucilesuch was the
young lady's name--corresponded re
glarly after the former's departure
from the capital and ' the western
gir! lopt her stage friend informed
of all the gossip and news of their
Not very long ago Miss HWrne re
eived a note from Lucile in which
she announced her approaching mar
riage. Miss Herne replied -at once
heartily congratulating her and
wishing her every happiness. 'Two
months later Lucile wrote to say that
she had discovered that she could
not be cont'ent to pass her remaining
days' with the gentleman whom she
had named and had learned t'o love
another. Their marriage had ibeen
set for an early date.
Miss Herne replied that she had
every confidence in the judgment of
her friend, moralized a bit concern
Sing how much' better i.t was to dis
cover these things before rather than
after marriage and once more ex
pressed her warm wishes for the fu
-ture happiness of her friend. Then
thre'e days ago Miss Herne received
another letter from the interesting
Lucile. This time there came the
news that the second engagement had
been broken. Yet there was a sort
Sjof nil disperandum in her nature,
- for sh'e announced at tire same time
her engagement to a third man.
* At :6rst Miss H'erne was rather
- stunned, then humor of the situa
- tion came to her. She took her pen
1 in hand and wrote carefully a few~
i lines which he dispatched to Wash
3 'My Dear Lucile:
I ''I desire to congratulate you on
your approaching marriage with
- Here Miss HTerne placed an aster
r k and in a foot note she added:
'"Here insert name of the happy
eAge of the World.
- A French artist who recently vis
ited England has a poor opinion of
the enlightenment of the British
t pulic, says an exchange.
In the British Museum he once
t overheard tiwo man diset.rssing some
a Egyptian coins.
''T-hen there,'' said the first man,
e ''must he thr'.e or four 'underd
a, years old, eh Bill?''
T:re thousand, more likely,'
I eiaed his comnpanion,.
'A.go on. bill. Whiy, we 're on
1'n107 now !"
Parlor Grand Phonograph
Outfit No. 6.
This outfit consis's of specially
selected EDISON STANDARD
PHONOGRAPH equipped with
magnificent genuine Edison horn
more than 214 ft. long and over i%
ft. in diameter; also specially con
structed genuine Edison horn crane.
Your choice of one dozeu Edison
cold moulded records. Lowest pos
sible cash price for Outfit No. 6,
is $29.20. $i.oo a week gets this
outfit from us at the lowest possi
ble cash price.
Why not come and see what we
have got for you.
Art and Variety Store,
Newberry, S. C.
WANTED-All your cotton seed at
the highest market price. Scales
and seed house at C., N. & L. depot.
C. H. Cannon.
AVALUABLE PLANTATION FOR
We will rent for the year 1908,
the farm of 33S acres of land situated
about one mile east of Silver Street
and owned by the estate of Wm. W.
Spearman. There is open upon the
place about a four horse contract and
made this year 50 bales of cotton.
The place will be rented either for
money or bales of cotton. Apply to
M. A. Carlisle,
John C. Goggans,
Executors of Wm. W. Spearman.
Newberry, S. C., Dec. 31, 1907.
Notice is hereby given that the
County Board of Commissioners for
Newberry county will hold its regu
lar annual meeting on the. 9th day
of January, 1908. All persons hold
ing demands of any kind against
said county, not previously present
ed to the board, shall file the same
,vith the clerk of the board on or be
foi-e the first day of January next, so
that they may be examined and or
dered to be paid at the annual meet
Notice is also given that said board
will receive applications until first
of January for the position of county
J. Monroe Wicker,
H.' C. Holloway, Supervisor.I
Dec. 5th, 1907.
3 BEST BY TEST OF TIME-Par
oid, Asphalt Gravel and Asbestos
Spark proof roofing. I have studied
the roofing question and will not
sell any but the best. Come and see
C. H. Cannon,~
Newberry, S. C.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Notice is hereby given that all per
sons holding eiaims against t.he es
tate of Will W. Spearman, deceased,
will present the same, duly attested,
to the undersigned. All persons in
debted to said estate will make pay
ment to the undersigned.
M. A. Carlisle,
John C. Goggans,
LUMBEE-Rough and dressed, ton
gued and grooved of all kinds and
grades. Shingles, sash, doors, blinds,
laths, roofing, roof paints, etc. A
large stock of good material upon
which I will meet all prices, and
strive to give satisfaction.
C. H. Cannoii,
Newberry, S. C.
Capital $50,000 --
No Matter How Small,
will give it careful att
anr=ies to the men and i
Sale of Personal Property
Will W. Spearman, Deceased.
As executors of the last will
and testament of Will W.
Spearman, deceased, by order of
the Probate court for Newberry
County, we will sell at his late
residence, near Silver Street,
in the County of Newberry,
State of South Carolina, to the
highest bidder, therefor, at
public auction, on Tuesday,
January 7, 1908, beginning at
10 o'clock A. M,, the personal
propei ty of which the said Will
W. Spearman, died, seized and
possessed,, consisting among
other effects of,
ONE FINE BROOD MARE,
TWO JERSEY BULLS,
THREE MILK COWS,
EIGHT FAT HOGS,
SIX FINE BILTMORE HOGS,
TWENTY TONS OF HAY,
FOUR THOUSAND BUSHELS
OF COTTON SEED.
FIVE BUSHELS OF WHEAT,
FORTY BUSHELS OF SWEET
FORTY BUSHELS OF PEAS,
FIFTEEN HUNDRED BUSHELS
FIVE TONS OAT AND WHEAT
TWO THOUSAND POUNDS OF
ONE 10-HORSE STATIONARY
ENGINE AND BELTING,
ONE 60-SAW COTTON GIN,
EIGHT HARROWS, ,
ONE M'ADORMICK HARVESTER,
2 REVERSIBLE DISC PLOWS,
TWO 2-HORSE OHATTANOO
.ONE LOT OF HARNESS AND
ONE SIXTEEN SHOOTER GUlf,
ONE BREECH LOADER AND
ONE AERMOTOR AND TANK,
ONE LOT OF COTTON PLANT
ERS AND FARMING IMPLE
MENTS OF ALL KINDS.
ALSO A LOT OF OTHER PER
SONAL PROPERTY OF WHICH
THE SAID WILL W. SPEARMAN~
DIED, SEIZD AND POSSESSED.
TERMS OF SALE: CASH.
M. A. CARLJISLE,
JNO. C. GOGGA.NS,
Agents wanted at once, previous
expeence is not essential, territory
is going fast, write soon if you wish
to make money faster than you ever
did before. Whit today. Address J.
F. Clark, Conway, Ark.
DOWN - DOWN -- LUMBER and
building material of .all kinds.I
Flooring, ceiling and shingles of all
grades, sash, doors, blinds, laths,
roofings, etc. C. H. - Cannon will
give the very lowest prices and
meet all competition. He is in for
small profits and large business.
No Matter How Large,
ntion. This message1
:he women alike.
J. E. NORWOOD,
That Kentucky Whiskies are
the best in the world.
That the Blue Grass company of Lexing
ton, Kentucky, handles no other.
That when you buy from them
you get the best made.
This company is composed of reputable, reliable and responsi
ble business men, doing an open, straight-forward business, with
no schemes to work and nothing to give away.
Its business is the dealing in and handling of pure Kentucky
whiskies-none other-made in the Blue Grass region of that
state, and within a radius of forty miles of Lexington, the capi
tol of that far-famed region.
The whiskies handled by this company are absolutely pure, and
sold and delivered to you under a guarantee to the Federal Gov
ernment that they are, so that there is no possible chance for
fraud or deception.
They are made by the greatest distillers in the world, by the
most modern processes, from the finest selected grains and th'e
purest running waters; they are mellowed and aged by years and
not by force and hurry, and when drank leave no bad or injur
ious effects upon the system or health.
We wish to impras upon you, and want you to bear it contin
ually in mind that we handle no blends, mixtures or compounds,
only the purest and finest of Kentucky whiskies, and made in
that section of Kentucky known as the "Blue Grass" and ship
ped from that best-known little city in the world "Lexington."
We do strictly a Mail-Order business, and are soliciting a part
of your trade, guaranteeing satisfaction and fair treatment.
BRANDS Per Per Case Per
Gallon 12 Qts. Quart
Blue Grass Belle $4.50 $13.50 $1.15
Lexington's Choice 4.00 12.00 1.00
Walnut Hall, Bottled in Bond 5.00 15.00 1.25
Van Hook, Bottled in Bond 6.00 18.00 1.50
Belle of Anderson, Bottled in Bond 5.00 15.00 1.25
Mellwood, Bottled in Bond 5.00 15.00 1.25
Old Taylor, Bottled in Bond 6.00 18.00 1.50
Old Crow, Bottled in.Bond 8.00 24.00 2.00
Old Pepper, Bottled in Bond 5.00 15.00 1.25
Old Eik, Bottled in Bond 5.00 15.00 1.25
Hermitage 8.00 24.00 2.00
My Maryland 4.00 12.00 1.00
Old Steadfast 6.00 18.00 1.50
iontrose .5.00 15.00 1.25
We guarantee our goods to give satisfaction, othirwise they
mnay be returned at our expense.
We Sell Direct to Consumers.
All orders given in accordance with the following Price List are
forwarded by Express. All shipments made in plan, strong cases,
eenrely sealed andI beauring no marks or brands to indicate contents..
Possitively no shipments mnade C. 0. D. All orders filled, but on
ly on gallon lots or more is express prepaid.
The Safe way to remit is by Express or Postal Money Order. Do
not send Currency unless you register your letter.
TO READERS or TEIS PAPER: CUT OUT THIS ADVER -
TISEMENT, IT IS GOOD FOR 50c. ON ALL ORDERS FOR ONE
GALLON OR MORE . -
ADDRESS ALL ORDERS TO
THE BLUE GRASS COMPANY,
LOCK BOX NO. 7.
For the next 19 days we will sell
st and second patent Flour in
>tton for $5. 10 per barrel in
der to make room for two cars
ocome in. Spot cash. Don't de
y. Y'ours for business,
Famemnber Flour sale ends on
3turdiay January Ith.
Prosperity, S. C.