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ANDERSON MILL il
CALHOUN HARRIS PLACED UN
Assistant Cashier of Orr Cotton Mills
Alleged to Be Short Fifty
Anderson. Aigust 3.-Secrt-tarv
and Assistant Cashier Calhoun Har
ris. of the Orr Cotton Mills, was ar
rested this morininlg on a warrant se
cured by President J. D. Hammett,
charging breach of trust, it being al
leged that he misappropriated $50,
000 or more of the company funds.
To-night -he is quartered under guard
in a room at the Chiquola Hotel and
refuses to 1ive out anv statement
otherwise than that he has not mis
appropriated one dollar of the money
and that everything will be found all
right when the expert accountants
-et through with usditing te books.
He admits that his books are tangled
up, and that they have been so for
some time. He also admits that he
has made false entries to force bal
anees at different times.
The first intimation of a shortage
came on Tuesday of last week. About
two weeks ago two accountants of
the American Audit Company came
to Anderson to audit the books of the
mills. as is customary about once a
year. After working for a few days,
the experts found one or two items
wthich did n3t apepar correct. On
further examination, it appeared that
Mr. Harris was short in his accounts
$50.000. When his attention was
called to it. I-e said the showing was
correct. but claimed that it was due
to clerical errors. He also said that
the errors had existed for several
years, that he had made repeated ef
forts to find tle mistake, but 'had
been unable to do so. President Ham
mett and the directors questioned Mr.
Harris closely and were disposed to
believe -1im when he insisted that the
shortage was due to clerical errors.
As the, investigation proceeded, how
ever. many false entries were found,
it is said.and many things appeared
which did not tend to keep Mr. Har
ris from suspicion. It was found, it
is alleged, that he not only made false
entries to make correct balances, but
that he also 'had been kiting checks
fro:n one bank to another. and that
in many instances he had given the
mill his own personal checks to ac
count for cash which the mill should
have on hand. entered these e'heeks on
the books of the mill and then had
never presented these checks to the
banks for payment. The exact- amount
of these checks is not known. but is
several thousand dollars.
In another instance a bateh of per
sonal chieeks from a merchant in An
derson were found in the vault of the
mill office, which had never been pre
sented to the bank for payment.
These chcks bore different dates,
several years old. They had been en
tered on the books of the mills, show
ing that the merehant hadl paid his
account. The books show that the
mill on one occasion loaned $3,000 to
Mr. Harris. A few weeks later, it
appeared, this loan was repaid. A
personal check signed by Mr. Harris
was found in the vault for the amount
of the loan, the dates corresponding
with the book's entries. In addition
to these checks, there were found in
the vault many parcels and packages
- of money in old envelopes, some in'
old pasteboard boxes, and some in
coin sacks. Some of the money was in
bills. and had been laid in the vault
until some of it had been eaten and
partly diemolii.ed br rats. All of
these items will aggregate between
six and eight thousand dellars.
Church Money Found in Vault,
iMr. Harris was for years treasur
er of the First Presbyterian Church.
In the vault were found a great many
envelopes, which the members of the
congregation use on Sundays in mak
ing t'heir payments to the church.
These envelopes bear tile name of
the contributor and the amount con
tributed. There were dozens of these
* envelopes that were never opened,
some of them dating as far baels as
five years; and there is said to hare
been found in one instance evidence
~of where checks of the mill had been
used by Mr. Harris in settling .the
-eharch account at the bank. The ex
perts of tfjf auditing company say
that the accounts were in worse shape
than any they have ever seen. They
:say it will take t-hem several months
to verify all entries. At the same
time, it is known that the shortage
will in nowise cripple the mill, as a
large surplus has been accumulated
and the stock is wortth more than par.
Mr. Harris has been secretary and
assistant cashier of the Orr Mills
since their establishment. He received
a good salary, but has not lived ex
travagantly. and has not shown any
signs of living beyond his means. His~
books have been examined repeatedly
by different auditing companies, in
clingn the one now checking the ac
IIs acouiits iuve been wrong for
several years, and that he has been
able to cover up all indications of
crookedness from the auditors by va
Took His Arrest- Quietly.
When the vault was searched last
night and when the cheeks and money
therein were found. Prsident Ham
mett decided that it was his duty to
place Mr. Harris under arrest. This
he did not do until this morning, but
he had the Harris home watched by
officers last night as a matter of pre
caution. Mr. Harris stated that he
had no idea of leaving and is most
insistent that his books, when prop
erly audited, will show up everything
all right. Mr. Harris was in the mill
office when the warrant was served on
him. He took his arrest quietly. and
at the request of President Hammett
the officer took him to the hotel for
confinement. Many of Mr. Harris'
ifrinds called upon him when his
troubles became known. He has em
ployed Paget & Watkins as ",is at
torneys. When asked for a statement
this afternoon by a newspaper man,
Mr. Harris said: "I just want to say
that if a full examination is made it
will be found that I have not misap
propriated a single dollar of the mill's
money. Beyond this I have nothing
to say at this time.''
When told that the old checks and
money lied been found in the vault,
where they had been stored away ap
parently for years, Mr. Harris said : "I
did not know they had found those,
but I have nothing to say. I will be
exonerated if everything is investi
gated.'' Those who know the chaotic
condition of the accounts at the mill
office do not know what to think. It
is a very strange case. Those who
Ihave looked into the condition of af
fairs this far say that they have never
known or -heard anything like it.
There appears to be a big shortage,
and on the other hand there appear
many old checks and money to de
crcase the shortage.
Harris High in Secret Orders.
Some of the checks may be good.
'Some of the checks were from the
Government for cloth purchased from
the mill. and some of these are sever
al years old. The examination of the
books of the mill is still in progress
and there is no telling when it will be
finished. A meeting of the directors
will be held tomorrow to canvass the
situation as far as may be possible.
It is not known yet what steps will
be taken towards getting bond fo.r
Mr. Harris. He is about thirty-five
years of age, a native of Anderson
county and stands high socially. He
is Worshipful Master of the local Ma
sonic Lodge and is a past chancellor
comma'nder of the Pythian Lodge.
Late this afternoon Magistrate Wil
son named bond in the amount of
$22,500, but as yet the bond has not
Pastor-I was sorry for your wife
during the sermon, doctor. She had
such a dreadful fit of coughing that
tihe eves of the whole congregation
were fixed upon her.
Doctor-Don 't be unduly alarmed.
She was wearing 'her new hat for the
first time.-Fligende Blatter.
Would Grow Tiresome.
I love to see the hero strut
.Throughout a play.
I'd like to be as noble, but
No.t every day.
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roo pai-s worth $4.0o a pair gc
roo v)airs worth :$3.oo) a pair gc
100 pairs worth 52.co a pair g
100 pairs worth $1.25 a pair g
Extra~ vailes and never off
ne< d rnon=y, must have it, an<
line come and buy from
1 0.The Fair and
The Knee Length Sleeveless Kind
Whether you lead a strenu
ous life or not, our Summer
Underwear has several unex
pected comforts in store for
you-Roomy Comfort and the
BELTS - - 25c. to $1.00
SHIRTS 50c ,$1.00 to $1.50
COLLARS in quarter sizes
15c. each, two for a Quart:.r.
On the tenth day of Augast, we
will hold an election for cotton weigh
er at Prosperity. All applications
must be handed in on or before the
fifth day of August to the under
I signed committee and must be accom
panied with one dollar.
J. A. C. Kibler,
J. S. Nichols,
J. B. Dominick,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
By Frank M. Schumpert, Esquire,
Whereas, William H. E[endrim
made suit to me, to grant him Letters
of Administration of the Estate of
an.d effects of Catherine E. Hendrix.
These are therefore to cite and ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Catherine
E. Hendrix, deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Newberry,
S. C., on the 18th day of August, next
after publication thereof, at 11 o 'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Administra
tion should not be granted.
Given under my hand. this 30th day
of July, Anno Domini, 1909.
Frank Mi. Sehumpert,
J. P. N.C.
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Ever Shown, or 2
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ing at only $2 89
sing at only $2.25
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ing at only 97c.
ered at such low prices. We
if you need anything in our
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"then I used Dr. King's New Life
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cured." They prevent Appendicitis,
cure Constipation. Headache. 23c. at
W. E. Pelham & Son's.
I will give a barbecue Aug 20. at
Mr. R. H. Burton's place six miles
from town, known as Mr. George
Sligh's home, near Beth Eden. Speak
ing on go,d roads; amusement for
T. H. Cromer.
Notice is hereby given that I will
apply to Hon. J. C. Klugh, Judge of
the Eighth Judicial Circuit, on Sat
urday. August 14th, 1909, at 10
o'cl3ek a. m.. at his Chambers at Ab
beville. S. C.. for an order appointing
Hon. Frank M. Schumpert, Judge of
Probate for Newberry County, Guar
dian of my brother and sisters who
are minors. The names and ages of
said minors are as follows: Iva Wes
singer, age 18 years, Joe Wessingar,
age 16 years. Hilda Wessinger, age
14 years. and Sarah Wessinger, age 11
years. Said minors are -entitled to
$185.13 each, from the estate of their
mother, Nannie M. Wessiner, de
ceased. Said minors reside with me at
my home in the County of Newberry,
State of South Carolina.
J. L. Wessinger.
July 27th, 1909. 2w.
Schedules Effective June 20th, 1909.
Northbound Departures from New
berry, S. C.
8:57 a. m., No. 15, daily. for Ander
son, Greenville -nd intermediate
points connecting at Greenville for
Atlanta and points North. Arrive at
Anderson 12:24 noon, Greenville 1:15
2:48 p. m., No. 11, daily, to Ander
son, Greenville and intermediate
points, conneeting at Greenville for
Atlanta and points north. Arrive An
derson 6:14 p. m., Greenville 6:55 p m.
1:40 p. in., No. 18, daily, for Co
lumbia, Charleston, Augusta and in
termediate points. Arrive Columbia,
3:25 p. mn. Charleston 8:45 p. in. An
gusta, 9:35 p. m.
8:47 p. in., No. 16 daily, for Co
lumnbia, Charleston and intermediate
points. Pullman sleeper from Colum
bia, arrive Columbia 10:35 p. m.
Charleston 8:15 a. m.
Summer Excursion tickets now on
For further information, apply to
ticket agents, or,
C. H. Ackert,
V. P. & G. M., Washington, D. C.
W. H. Tayloe,
G. P. A., Washington, D. C.
J. L. Meek,
A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga.
W. E. McGee,
T. P. A., Augusta, Ga.
NOTICE TO SEWER CONTRAC
Sealed proposals will be received
by the undersigned at Newberry, S.
C., until Tuesday, August 10th, at 12
o 'clock noon, for the extension of the
water and sewerage system in the city
of Newberry. Plans and specifica
tions will be ready by July 24th, and
may be seen at the office of the board
of public works. Newberry, S. C., or
may be obtained from the consulting
engineers at Columbia, S. C., on de
posit of $25.00. as a guarantee that
they will be promptly returned. The
right is reserved to reject any or all
M. L. Spearman,
W. F. Ewart,
Chas. E. Sumer,
Commissioners of Public Works,
Newberry, S. C.
Wilson, Sompayrac & Urquhart,
Columbia, S. C.
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NEWBERRY UNION STATION
trrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday May 30, 1909.
To. 15 for Greenville .. ..8.57a.M.
To. 18 for Columbia .. .1.40 p.m.
To. 11 for Greenville .. ..2.43 p.m.
To. 16 for Columbia .....8.47 p.m.
C., N. & LRE.
No. 22 for Columbia . ..8.47 a.m
To. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.m.
To. 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 timan at
rhich trains may be expoeted so de
iart from this station, but their de
>arture is not guaranteed and the
ime shown is subject to clano- with
G. L. Robinson,
HALESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect MAy 31, 1908.
.jv. Newberry(C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
tr. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
Av. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
tr. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
JV. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
tr. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
av. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
tr. Hender.onville 7:45 p.m.
tr. Asheville 8:50 p.m.
av. Laurens (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
Lr. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
tr. McCormick 4:33 p.m.
tr. Augusta 6:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parlar Car line be-.
ween Augusta and Asheville. Trains
los. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays, leave
tsheville Mondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The~ above arrivals and de-.
artures, as well as connections with
ther companies, are given as infor
nation, and are not guaranteed.
Gen. Pass. AgL.
Geo. T. Bryan.
P-enviB~e, S. C.
BLUE RIDGE SCHEDULES.
No. .8, leaves Anderson aL 6.30 a.
2., for connection at Beiton witfl
iontthern for Greenville.
No. 12, from Walballa. leaves As
erson at 10.15 a. mn., for connection
? Belton with Southern Railway for
No. 20, leaves Anderson at 2.20
. m. for enouneetions at Belton with
~outhern Railway for Greenville.
No. 8. daily except Suniday, from
Valhalla arrives Andersou' 6.24 p.
., with conned?tions at Senena with
outhern Railway from points sout..
No. 10, from Walhalla, leaves An
erson at 4.57 p. mo., for connections
t Belton with Southern Railway for
reenville and Columabia.
No. 17, arrives at Anderson at 7.50
.im., from Belton with co.nnectie:-.s
No. 9, arrives at Andersont at 12.24 I
.im., from Belton with connections
om Greenville and Colu mbia. Goes
No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40
.im., from Belton with connections
No. 1L. arrives at Anderson at
29 p. in., from Belton with con
ections from Greenville and Colum
ia. Goes to Walhalla.I
No. 7, daily except Sunday, leaves
uderson at 9.20 a. mn., for Walhalla,
ith connections at Seneca for local
Nos. 17, 18, 19, and 20 are mixed
sins between Anderson pind Belton.
Nos. 7 and 8 are local freight
ains, carrying passengers, between
nderson and Walhialla and between
G'anu1a an2 Anderson