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JOHN BELL TOWILL'S HORSE.
M. E. Rutland, of Batesburg. Testi
fies Concerning The Thorough
News and Courier.
Columbia. June 10.-That John
Bell Towill. former member of the
old State diipensvry board, is
said to have received a thorough
bred horse as a present from -1. A.
Goodman. a whiskey agent, was
brought out this morning in the dis
pensary investigation during the ex
amination of Mr. 1. E. Ruthland, of
Batesburg. Mr. Ruthland was ques
tioned by Mr. Felder as to the trans
action and told what he knew of the
matter. There was no cross-exami
nation, although Mr. Towill was rep
resented by an atorney. The inci
dent was very different from anyone
which has -:et occurred in connection
with the commission's work. The reg
ular proceedings were interrupted
long enough for Mr. Ruthland to tes
tify and then the commision went
quietly to work on the other matters
The horse deal as explained by Mr.
Ruthland vas that he was informed
by Mr. Towill one day in 1905 that
a horse was en route to his stables
in Batesburg. Mr. Ruthland is in the
mercantile business, but runs also a
stable and does some farming. Mr.
Towill told him, he said, to take care
of the horse when it came, but did
not say where the horse was being
shipped from. Mr. Ruthland said he
received the horse by freight. but did
not know -who shipped it. and that he
fed the animal until Mr. Towill came
for it and disposed of it. Mr. Rut
land thought that the horse was sold
to one of the Governors of this State.
Col. Felder asked Mr Rutland about
a speech that Senator Tillman made
in which there was some reference
to the horse incident. Mr. Rutland
said he had heard about this speech
but did not know what Mr. Tillman
The interesting feature of the horse
deal was told by Mr. Rutland about
'Later on Mr. Towill came to me
and handed me $275 for which I gave
him a receipt. He said that I should
reeeive this just as if he were paying
me for the horse with it and later
he would trade the amQunt out with
me. I told him I didn 't want to get
into troublt and he said it would be
all right.. so I took the money and
* ave him the receipt."
* Upon being questioned, Mr. Rut
land ,admitted tibat no record of this
transaction was made on his books,
although that the $27.5 was credited
*until a few days ago., when he was
told to examine his books and did not
find the credit made. This was all
while Mr. Towill 'was a member of
the dispensary board, he said.
But t-he '$273 was credited to Mr.
* Towill later, when he bouight goods
of Mr. Rutland. Mr. Rutland's books
exhibited today shoQw that Mr. Tow
ill carried an account, and at the time,
somewhat later than the horse deal,
Mr. Towill accounts amounted to
about $300 for wagons, harness, etc.
This account was credited in full,
showing. Mr. Rutland stated, that the
$2'75 was applied on it and the dif
fare,v. paid in cash.
Mr. Rutland stated that he turned
the horse over to Mr. Towill and'
* thought it was sold in Columbia; that
he afterwards heard that Mr. Good
man had sent the horse to Mr. Tow
ill but did not know this at the time,
and Mr. Towill did not tell him.
As to the receipt given Mr. Towill,
Mr. Rutland said that 'We receipt was
made out when brought to him, and.
he merely signed it after receiving the
money from Mr. Towill. He had,
heard that the receipt was afterwards
published aind about the other matters'
relating to the horse.
The horse, Mr. Rutland said, was
too high strung for him, and he con-:
sidered the $273 an all right price,
t-hinking prosbably that Mr. To.will
wished to .sell the animal and have
the receipt to show for it. Mr. Rut
Tand could not explain why the $273
payment was not placed on his books
immediately. but stated that he did
not have an agreement with Mr. Tow
ill not t o do so.
When Mr. Felder had completed his
question Mr. Brice of the commission
asked several questions as to why the
transactions v1ere not recorded in
the boks of Mr. Rutland. Attorney
Asbill for Mr. Towill said he had no
questions to ask and the witness re
CHARGED WITH CONSIPACY
Dispensary Commission Causes Ar
rest of Dr. Byers of Batesburg.
Columbia. June 12.-Dr. W. A.
Byers, of Bat.esburg, is in jail to
night charged with conspiracy to de
fraud the State of South Carolina.
Hie was arrested this evening and
Dlaced in jail at 1I0 o'clock on a war
rant issued by Attorney W. F. Steven
eon for the disp.ensary winding-up
IT 11 \Vz1 1rzi 1I1 v o:I z .I I'c,. lzl IV 0t V
e!.rt lti Ile S1ZIe of South Carolina.
Eae iiames of the fortner members of
:ie State dispensary board are men
Liolled in the warrant.
The exact nature of the charges are
lot known, but Dr. Buyers's name has
jeen mentioned at times during the
dispensary investigation. An effort
was made this afternoon by the at
torney for Dr. Buyers to raise the
),iount of the bond, which was placed
)y Magistrate Roberts at $2,000. It is
anderstood that a portion of the bond
vas raised, but the whole amount was
not secured tonight and Dr. Byers
lept in jail.
Dr. Bvers has been living in Colum
)ia for some tie since moving to I
his city from his old home. The only I
tatement that Dr. Byers riade when I
irrested was that he was ''innocent'' I
>f the charges. Dr. Byers was ar
ested by Mr. J. P. Marshall of the
:ommission. The arrest was mad'e at
).30 o'clock at the corner of Main I
ind Taylor streets.
MEMORIAL TO GEN. S. D. LEE.
Monument Stands on the Spot From
Which General Directed Soldiers
In Seige of Vicksburg. t
Vicksburg, Miss., June 11.-Several
thousand Confederate veterans wit
nessed the unveiling of the heroic
statute to Gen. Stephen Dill Lee .iete
today. The splendid monunmat, de
sig'ed b. Kitson, stands .in the Na
tional park upon the exae+ spot from
wuich Gen. Lee directed the move- t
meet of his troops during the siege of
I icksburg had been prepa-ing Atr
t,.e dedication for months. T"he town
was gailv decorated with flagQ an-4<
bmiing, the Stars and Bars and the t
st.r: and Stripes always entw;el.
TI-e pardae formed at noon andi
he:aed by Gen. Fred. D. Gran'., U. S.
A., and an escort of calvary, proceed
si 1o the National park. The Warren
Tjght artillery fired a generai's
and then Henry Watterson called the
esmnbiy to order.
A. Mr. Watterson ceased speakinlg
'Co littl boys unveiled the statute.
They were John G. Lee and Lee Har
rison, grandson of Gen. Lee, while
the gene a 's son, Blewett L_e o
thicago,. stood at their side.
When the enthusiasm had subsid
ed. Geu. Ckment A. Evans, eomma! -
de..e *-:ef of the Confederate vster
enus, formally presented it to the fed
e'.d goretument on behalf of the pee
ple cf Mississippl and the ner
:te ;eR raus.
When (sn. Evans finished ant .Mr.
' ati'r- en arose to pres 'rt G3en.
Grant, who had been direete1 by the
federal go-ernment to rea&v thE.
raonumntn. a storm of applaa,e broke
out and continued for nearly 20 'nn
After the second demonstrationt
whiebh marked Gen. Grant's conclud
ing words the Vicksburg school chil
dren sang "America.'' Then Geo. R.
Peck of Chicago spoke feelingly of
the splendid affection that bound the
North and South.
Russian Submarine Sunk.
Sabastopol. June 12.--Twenty men
went down in the Russian submarine
Kambala after a collision with the
battle ship R.ostislav during manoeu
es last night. Hope. though it is
light, is entertained that they are
still alive. Desperate efforts are be
ing made by the officers and men of
the black Sea fleet, with the assis
tanee of divers and salvage workmen
from Sebastopol, to raise the subma
rine before the imprisoned men suc
emb to the vitiated air.
'Quake Casualty List Long.
Marseilles, June 12.-From seven
v-ive to one hundred dead and one
Lundred injured is tonight's estimat
d total casualties as the result of the
a rt quake which devastated several
towns and villages in the southern
aost part of France, particularly in
the departments of Herault and
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that I will
nake a final settlement of the estate
>f Melvin Hartman, deceased, in the
ourt of probate for Newberry coun
y on Thursday. June 24, 1909, at
eleven o'clock in the forenoon, and
immediately thereafter apply .foi
ettrs dismissory as administrator of
B. 0. Lovelace,
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that on
ffonday. June 14th. 1909, at eleven
ele in.. I will make a final set
tlement of the estate of J. Calvin
Kee. deceased. in the probate court
for Newberry county. and immediate- I
[- thereatr apply for a disch arzel
.1 cr- n i),41111,-, c lai"U74 aixainst
8 i ' e.tate :ne nifIied to pres~en t
:IIe duly proibated to the under
igied on or before said date.
Samuel P. Crotwell.
Executor of the estate of J.
Calvin Neel, deceased.
May 10, 1909.
NEWBERRY UNION STATION
Lrrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday May 30, 1909.
To. 15 for Gre enville.---. -
To. 18 for Columbia .. .4.0 p.m
Zo. 11 for Greenville .....43 p.m.
To. 16 for Columbia .... . .4 e.:
No. 22 for Columbia .. ..8.47 a.a.
Zo. 52 for Greenville .. 12.54 p.i.
To. 53 for Columbia .. ..3.20 p.x
'No. 21 for Laurens .. ..7.25 p.m
Does not run on Sunday
vhich trains may be expected to de
)art from this station. but their Ie
arture is not guaranteel and the
ime shown is subject to el ange with
G. L. Robinson.
The country treasurer, Hon. J. L.
Zpps, -has placed in my hands.execu
ions for the collection of the delin
luent taxes for the year 1908, and I
vilI be ready to receive these taxes
)n the 14th instant. Let all who have
iot paid their taxes come forward at
>nee and pay the same to me, and
hus save further trouble and costs.
UIy,instructions are to collect these
:axes at onec.
M. M. Buford,
Sheriff Newberry County.
Juye 7, 1909.
BLUE RIDGE SCHEDULES
5o. 18. Ipaveg A nd--- nt 31
m., for connection at Belt,n w i;
Southern for Greenville.
No. 12, from Walhnlla. le:ives A'
derson at 10.15 a. mn., for connection'
at Belton with Southern'Railway for
No. 20, leaves Anderson at 2.2r
a. m . for anne,-tione at ['lton win
Southprn Railway for Greenville.
No. S. daily~ exrept S2i4di'. fe
mn.. with ten.ectione n at a
Southern Raiwar fromt r'"inte -omb
No. 10. from Walhalla. lonre= 's
derson at 4.57 p. mn., for connection*
at Belton with Southerni Raiway for
freeville and Columbiai.
No. 17, arrives at Anderson at 7.50
. in., from Belton with co,nnections
No. 9, arrives at Andersoni at 1!2.24
. mn., from Belton with connfectionls
'rom Greenville and Columbia. Goes
No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40
>. in., from Belton with connections
No. 11, arrives at Anderson at
will save 'mone'
for a free trial any Loose Leaf
Sheets on any
Advertising Contracts EtaDbtLde
Advertising Returns Vr nuac
Bnds. Mortgages. Etc. Floigu olcin
Catalog Indesing Hrzna ue ~m
Center Ruled Ledger Fv oos
Cost of Produetion oehlEzee
Credit Information IsaletAcut
Dentists* Records Jun'lSet
Double Rulled Ledger ' ayr oleto
Duplicate Reevisitions Dce
If heypro Extur cauebt-Leger
TPirbo e Inuac |
Follwig-p , SOleton
bia. Goe- to Wa!!wa.
No .d;1ily e.veptSn i'. e: s
Anderson at 9.20 a. w., ft,o ;-:ala,
Wit neti. 2! L,d a L.-. ... locale
N'. 1~. 1N. . '. 0 mixed
tr.4 e - mi-. Belton.
train.-. carr.,:.z posei.ers, between
Anderson n . a i h.. .i Le!t'ee
TIME. TO TUNE UP!
Get Into Your SummerTogs.
If you haven't any except those
of last summer you will find here
the kind vo. 'Il find nece-sarv to
keep the tone of your personal ap
pearance up to t at of the best
dressed men hereabouts.
Thin Suits, Featherlike
in Weight, Like Iron in
Wear, Underwear, Shirts,
Hosiery, Neckwear, etc.
L:ok US over before buying.
Scholarship and Entrance
At the County Court-House on Friday,
July 2nd, at 9 A. M . the Scholarship and
Entrance Examinations to Clemson Agri
cultural College will he held under the
directi. ni of the Couuty Board of Edu
Applicants must he at least 16 years of
age and1 must I e prepared to enter the
Freshman Class. There are no scholar
ships in the Preparat: ry Class. This
class is oni:y open to a limnitedl number of
boys who cannot reach high schools and
where school facilities are poor Scholar
ships are worth Stoo oo and Free Tuition.
The next session of Clemson Agricultural
Apply to the County Superintendent c f
Education after June 20th, for needed in
formation concerning the Scholarship
For catalogs, further informaticn and
cards upon which to make ap; lication for
entrance to the College, address
P. H MELL, President,
Cie:n,on College, S. C
in your office
Binders, a Cabinet and Record
of these forms:
Monthly Time Shet Pucaigaet
rdersRec.ived Blanks Qoaun ie
Petty Ldger Shets notatosBie
Phyiains' Temperature Slsins"olwu
P .-:am-.. Re.arhu Sok nHn
?'i.a~. Cu~.tor W ime S etk
~; i nottheycos you dirg
1100 CAL tW...LL ST.
TH4 C'AROL"MINA- i
the wolwaseeokon tcm
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has man obstructions, butb none so
desperate as poor health. Success
today demands health, but Electric
Bitters is the greaest health builder
the world has ever known. It com
Nels perfect action of stomach, liver,
kidneys bowels, purifies and enriche
the blood, and tones and inviorates
the whole system. Vigorous body and
keen brain follow their use. You can'"tI
afford to slight Electric Bitters if
weak-, run-down or sickly. Only 50c.
Guaranteed by W. E. Pelham & Son,1
Nsnewberryc S. C.
This being our twenty-fifth year
6f uninterrupted success, we wish it
to be our "Banner Year."
Our thousands of satisfied cus
tomers, and fair dealing, is bringing
us new customers daily.
If you are contemplating the pur
chase of a Piano or Organ, write us
at once for catalogs, and for our
-Malone's Music House,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect May 31, 1908.
Lv. Newberry (C N & L3 12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
Ar. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
Lv. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
Lv. Spytanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
Ar. Hendersonville 7:45 p.m.
Ar. Asheville 8:50 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormiek 4:33 p.m.
Ar. Augusta . 6:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parher Car line be
tween Augusta and Asheville. Trains
Nos. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays, leave
Asheville MIondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
other companies, are given as inifor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Gen. Paes. Azt.,
Geo. 1. Bryan,
r'-enne. S. C.,
For "Fly" Time
YOU'LL FIND OUR
$1.W6 Negligee Shrt
They have that deep pointed yoke
that means strength, that generous
cut which means corn ort and are
made with extreme care from ex
lusive metropolitan patterns which
means long and satisfactory service.
Seen Our Straw Rats Yet?
$1.00 to $2.50.
All executors, administrators, and
other fiducaries are urged to make an
nual return, upon oath, of the receipts
and expenditures of -such estate the
preceding calender yea: before the
first day of July as required by law.
Frank M. Schumpert,
J. P. .C.
May 5th, 1909.
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