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boo)k rwqd noi lrrepnding tu)
for eithe t~*rausacti ii no c B. ~ommUI
sions were1 paid i curreney as Mr.
Curiel had testitied in the morning.
Witness replied That these transac
tions had occurred; four years ago and
he had no clear r6collection of them.
He stated that no bill had been
presented. but tha Farnum had call
ed upon him an made demand in
"Who approvid the claim?"
"Becaus, ouir salesman, Mr. Sinn,
had som-e kin" of agreement with
Another ent y in the cash book on
Jan. 4, 1904, 'Was J. S. Farnum $950,
and on the same date "Sundries,"
South Carolin, dispensary, $450. Col.
Felder broughlt it out that these also
went to Farlinm. but no reason was
given for the dual entry. '
Farnum as Adjuster.
A new line was then opened. Mr.
Curiel elaimed that Farnum had
brought him in 1906 orders for 2,000
cases and he had refused these for
the dispensary was even then in his
debt for $50,000.
The stenographic report of the
questions and answers is as follows:
"Did von have a difficulty in dis
solving partnership with Farnum and
Wilson in 1904?"
"I had no partnership. Mr. Far
num threatened to tie up our account
if we did not pay him."
"Did you pay him?"
'Was the account ever tied up?"
"Tied up for four years."
"Mr. Farnum have any instrumen
tality in tying it up?"
"I am afraid he did. He had a
great deal of influence with the last
"Do you really think so? Who was
the last board?"
"I do not remember."
"'Maj. Black, Capt. Rawlinson, Mr.
Wylie? And you really think he had
some influence with those three gen
"He had seen me in my office about
"What did he say about that?"
"He then sent me a telegram say
ing 'for $1.500' he could settle my ae
''Got that telegram with you?"
"Coul'd you find it in your files?"
"I think I could."
"He sent you a telegram that if
you would send $1,500 your account
would be paid."
"He had an order whieh I declin
ed to fill in my office."
"Was that at the time the account
was tied up?"
"No, the account had been releas
"By the legislative committee?t
But the gentlemen with whom Far
num was dealing were holding down
"'I think so.''
h"And he wired you what?"
"He sent me a telegram to New
York in my office."
"'He telegraphed you that if vou
would pay him $1,500 your account
would be paid?"
"i-He telegraphed with no explana
tiofl. only 'Fifteen hundred dollars,
60 or 90 days.'"
"He had a personal interview with
you in your office in New York 'about
the payment of your account and
told you the board of directors were
holding up the account unless you
paid $1.500; that would have been
exactly $300 apiece, would it not?"
"He brought an order for 2.000
cases of goods which that board want
ed to buy and which I refused to sell,
and I said. 'Why don't they pay my
account'?' My account was $50,000 at
"Farnumn was a lawyer, wa he?"
"I do not think he is. But he is as
(h1p a awer. I- said to him
before I doanything if'the way of ae
cepting any order from this board I
want my :ecunit settled--that is, the
account I want settled now by this
commission. He said I will advise
you hiow soon y'our aceount will be
settled and then he wired. '$1.500, 60
o90days.' acceptance from the
b1)rd atC or 90days was the way
I nnderstood it."
"A:n! you had to) pay' a omiso
to get your goods in and a commis
sion t*' some~ one to get your money?''
"'I declined -to do it."
"'How about that conversation
about the $1.500? Did he tell you
what von would 'have to do?"
"He said :he would advise me."
"'As soon as he eould see the
board of control?"
"He did not say."
WY::- st ed that lie had not paid
the S1.500-and had not got his
M .. F-ei,ier' then wenit into atch
nie:s! discussion with Mr. Curiel as
to the relative merits of whiskies.
and Mr. C'uriel declared that hie had
made fln a c'ompound of :3X rye for
Sou., Carolna, which was declared
[mi i e were no sold to other cus- ii
Witness admitted that he had re
ceivei request frob Farnum for Ite
sample cases to be sent to South Car
olina in tha.t happy Yuletide of 1904 su
when $4.000 worth of sample cases M
were piled up in the express otliee in re
('ulubia. but lie denied that he com- to
plied with Farnum's request. ch
The New York and Kentucky com- es
pany has 13 distilleries and 47 cor
porations, but the New York branch N
is the only one which ever dealt with th
the dispensary. The examination ou
rested here and will be resumed to- s,
CLAIMS WANTED $10,000. t
Whiskey House Man Makes An In- di
teresting Witness-Featare of
News and Courier.
Columbia, June 9.-The only reve- q1
lation at this morning's session of
the winding up commission was the
testimony offered by Mr. H. A. Cmiet t
who resumed the stand today, that
James Farnum visited Mr. Curiel in
New York and carried there in person ti
an order from the dispensary boar'ti
signed by two members. and at te' 01
time asked for commissions on t hf
order which Mr. Curiel says he turn- P
ed down. The other feature of the
session was the tests submitted by f'
Col. Felder, of various kinds of whis
keys tending to show that the goods P
shipped into this State were not '
I straight whiskey, but was a combina- "
tion of cologne spirits coloring mat- t
ter and an article called "extract of
The contention of the State is that t
this inferior class of goods was sent
here, and the prices charged were the
same as for the better grades, and in
this manner the firms were able to
pay the large commissions out of
Iwhich the dispensary board is al
leged to have gotten its share. The
latter contention is borne out by the d
I affidavit of Dudley read yesterday
afternoon, and the State will endeav
or to prove to the satisfaction of the
commission that the tests are correct P
by bringing here on June 15 the ex- q
pert chemist, who gave the formila
by which the whiskeysmight be separ
ated into their constituent parts.
During- the entire session this,
morning" f,rom 9:30 until 1 o'clock.
Mr. Curiel was on the st-and and he
was questioned and cross-questioned
by the attorneys for the State and
his own attorneys. When the exami
nation was begun it could be seen
that Col. Felder would pursue a line
of questions along the line .of deter
mining to prove that inferior goods
were shipped into South Carolina.
He asked Mr. Curiel if Farnumn had
not told him that goods charged for
as "Three X'' might be shipped
from the '"One X'' sto" a,nd ebarg
ed for at the "Three X'' price in
order for the commissions to be paid.
to which Mr. Curiel replied that "-he
may have given me to understand
that the dispensary board knew not-h
ing about the grades of whiskey.'
Mr. Curiel denied that he had ever.
added to t'he prices in order to be able
to pay the commissions charged, but
that this method had been suggested
to him. He did not recall whether:
IFarnum or Wilson -had made the sug
gestion, but he turned it down.
Mr. Curiel was asked many ques
tions as to the methods of making
whiskey, and then came Col. Felder's
test as to the comstituent parts of
whiskey sold here.
First, -he took some whiskey out of .
a ot tle of Hunter, Baltimore rye, I
and placed it in a vial, into which
was poured some substance. The ef
fet was that there was a separation 1
apparently of the parts making up
the composition. A dark substance
settled at the bott'om, which Col. Fel
der says -is the coloring matter used.
i the middle portion of the vial a
lihter substance was distinctly out
lined. This he said, was the cologne
prts. and at t-he top was a small
di iion of a dark substance, which h-e
saswas the extract p)f rye. (Col.
L Mer st-i IE thiat he would be able
to establjih to the satisfaction of all
t~at the test was corieel, and that
the whisk: 2Vwas not such. but was
c mposed t the substanees(. shown by
the test. Mr. Curie1 did iiot under
stand such a test, and did not recog
*n- it :s Icrct. La ter he charaet
te:zed the test as a "h lumbugr.
After the t,e-t with the Hunter rye
'ol. Feld :ied the same thing with,
G(een River whiskey. whieu did not
s]o te:e different .constituents as
were sho'wn in the Hunter rye. This,
he delared. was straight whiskey.
eint of the bonded , variety. Col.
eder referred to the notorious
"Fus- X'" sold here to the dispen
,ar, w ich. he said,. Was aged by
droping1~ inI one b)all o'f po'tash to age
vn ear. t w~o baflls to age the stuff
two years. and so on. until the sixth.
wihe would kill.
A famous Sc-oteh brand of whiskey.
Wa ii,indeonl tilis.4. ])tit wva
ide ater i reeni Rirer whiskey,
i1ch.. aeci_nding to the explanation
binitted by Col. Felder stood the
st. Before going further with the
st Col. Felder asked Mr. Curiel what
ch a compound would be worth, and
r. Curiel said if the test were cor
et it would be worth about $3.50
.$3.75 per .case, the price in reality
arged -in this State on these class
of goods being about $10.
Senator Weston, attorney for the
ew York and Kentucky company
en questioned Mr. Curiel, bringing
t that there had been sold to this
:ate $63,000 worth of goods, of
ich about 75 per cent was Duffy's
alt, that high grade bulk goods to
e amount of about $21,000 had been
turned by the commission after the
sensary was abolished.
Mr. Curiel stated that the DuffNt's
alt shipped 'here and to -other parts
the country was all of the same
iality: that he also charged the
me price here as elsewhere; that
did not add on, penny because of
e commissions paid; that he quit
,e business in this State because he
uld not afford to pay the commis
ns, and because his account was
d up. He reviewed the transac
Ins with James Farnum as brought
it yesterday. stating in detaail the
-opositons as to orders.
One of the orders shown today was
>r about 7.000 cases of goods which
:r. Curiel said Farnum brought in
.son to him and demanded -a com
ission thereon. There was another
-der in April. 1906, for 200 cases of
te malt for the same rea-sons, and
tere were other orders later on which
? turned down, because his account
,.d been tied up here. He refused
> pay Mr. Farnum the $1,500 to
ive his account settled as per the
roposition submitted by wire. He
lderstood even after he had no di
'et dealings with Farnum that the
tter was ''still in the transactions.''
Mr. Curiel and Col. Felder had a
ifference as to what Mr. Curiel tes
fled yesterday in the matter of com
issions. Col. Felder recalled that
xr. Curiel had said that he had never
aid a commission until after Simm
it. Simm was the man who made
' If you don
will save mone
for a free trial any Loose Leaf
Sheets on any
Bonds. Mortgages. Etc. Floigu olcin
Cnter Ruled Leger F eCoos
Cot of Production HoehlExes
Credit Information isaletAcut
DentitW Records JunlSet
Double Rjplled Ledger Lays'Clcto
hpdcat Re~uii Fon o C oke ton
Empoys Rcors Horinentague om
I they proveiou clamlpy
Dapital $50,000 - -
No Matter How~ Smal
i give it careful at
ppies to the rae an
Sarranement with Wilson and
Farnu . .Mr. Curiel said that this
was not his statement. In order to
clear the matter up the books of the
compawy whiol had been taken back
to the hotel. were ordered brought up
again and the accounts were referred
to in order to prove the record, so
that it could be seen v-hether or not
comnissions were paid after Simm
left the employ of Mr. Curiel's com
The books showed that Simm had
left in January, 1904, and that since
that time Farnum had been paid sev
eral amounts, including the $2,600
(Continued on Page six).
NEWBERRY UNION STATION
Arrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains-EEective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday May 30, 1909.
N.. 15 for Greenville .. ..857a.m_
No. 11 for Columbia .. ..1.40 p.m.
No. 11 for Greenville .. ..2.43,,p.m.
No. 16 for Columbia .....8.47 p.m.
C., N. & L. EV
*No. 22 for Columbia .. ..8.47 a.nm.
No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.m
No. )3 for Columbia .. ..3.20 p.m.
*No. 21 for Laurens .. ..7.25 p.m
* Does not run on Sunday
This time table shows the times al
which trains may be expoected to de.
part from this station, but their de
parture is not guaranteed and the
time shown is subject to clange with
G. L. Robinson,
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that I will
make a final settlement of the estate
of Melvin Hartman, deceased, in the
court of probate for Newberry coun
ty on Thursday, June 24, 1909, at
eleven o'clock in the forenoon, and
immediately thereafter apply for
letters dismissory as administrator of
B. 0. Lovelace,
7t believe that
r in your office
Binders, a Cabinet and Record
of these forrms:
Life In,murance Price idst Blanks
odgt or ST iet hRecrd. Publisher,, Subcptions
-Mrge a on Quadril. Rule Forms
Peit t ey cotos noteiig.
-roSrpl ustoes Wel $i30,00ee
entiofnno thcso messg
REPORT TO THE STATE
OF THE CONI
The Bank of
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSI)
Loans . . . . . . . - $ 97,213.14 C
Overdrafts.. . . . . - I,976.03 r
Building and Fixtures 4,000.00
Cash in our
vault. . $ 6.183-57
Cash in oth
er Banks. 25-494.18
S. S. BIRGE, DR.
N. L. BLACK, W.
J. F. BROWNE, P. ]
DR. J. S. WI
Our institution is under the s
examined by the State Bank Ex
Every person in this vicinity o
Savings Department. You can
$1.00. You can add to it on an,
gest that you adopt some system:
the surest way to make a succes
We Pay 4 0 Interest oj
Open an account and train
Once you acquire the habit of la:
your income it will become a ple
a snug sum earning interest fors
DON'T PUT IT OF]
. D. DAVE NPORT, E
VM. L. SPEARMAN, C
B,eu though not severe, has a ti
d i~e mxembranes of the throata
Coughs then come easy all wint
ulightest cold. Cure the first co
* et up sa inamatIan in the delic
*lungs. The best remedy is
8YRUP. It at once gets right:
moves the cause. 'It'is free fror
* a child as for an adult. 25 centi
* MAYES' DRI
IS T HE TIM
For next winter's use
~ou TH E BEST CO2
i>RICES. The longe
Sore your Coal will c
- v~our advaratage to see1
you money on your Co
(, S.- C.
NESS, APRIL 28, 1909.
apital Stock. ....$ 25,000-00
urplus and profits. . 12,49750
)ue to other banks . . 2,694.01
)eposits . . . . . . . 94,675-41
orrowed money . . . NONE
GEO. Y. HUNTER,
uipervision of and regularly
ight to be interested in our
>pen a Savings Account with
r plan you see fit, but we sug
atic, definite method as that is
s of saving.
I all Savings Accounts,
yourself in the saving habit.
ying by a certain per cent. of
asure and you will soon have
F. BEGIN NOW.
~DW. R. H IPP,
V. President. -
~EO. B. CROMER,
of the Season,
endency to irrdtate the senui
ands delicate bronlchal tubeS
er, every time you take the
ugh before it has a chance to.
ite capillary.air tubes of the
QUICK RELIEF, COUGH
at the seat of trouble ad re-.
a Morphine and is as safefotO
E' TO BUY
while we can sell
AL at such LOW
r you wait, the
tst you: It is to
LIs We can save