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W"itness stated that he hia4t (Idered
,,m amd awards were m1ade b) vth i
>ard to tirm.s not repre-cied by
rnum, especially in the ease of al
hol, and also from firms not rep
sen:ed at all before the board.
"Where would you exercise your
"To those firws tlhat had repre
ntatives and paid commissions.
Asked particularly about Farnum
itness said he wouid give him or
ers, because he was a friend and
had good liquors and "paid me."
He admitted that the money paid
made him give Farnum the prefer
enee, upon direct question relating
Witness stated that he paid Far
num the $1,125 draft under the al
eged agreement, and that there 'had
een previous settlements between
'mslf and Farnum.
ived Money from Farmum Direct
Mr. Wylie stated that money had
en passed between Farnum and
mself at different places, including
local hotel referred to on various
asions in Farnum's room.
The defence cross-examined on the
ew matter brought out. Witness was
ked what passed between himself
d Farnum at the hotel. He stated
hat 'be would ask Farnum to pay him
is commission that Farnum usually
paid him promptly, and that the
$1,125 was for commissions, due wit
The schedule was written in a book
belonging to Mr. Wylie, and was
written down in a manner that no
ne else could understand, it was
.Some ques ions by Col. Nelson
ought out the following:
"Has Farnum asked you for the
eturn of the $1,125?"
"Yes, this year."
"What was the proposition?"
"Just after Samuels' examination
.e asked me to give him notes to cov
r the amounts he had paid me."
"How was the meeting arrang
"He asked me by phone to come
Witness stated that he told defend
-t that he could not return the
oney, and that Farnum suggested
torneys for the medium of ex
Witness stated that he thought the
efendant had received full value for
At 1 :101 o'clook the witness came
own from the stand. The examina
lien a}tegether lasted since yesterday
afternoon at 4 o'clock for two and a
half hours, and this morning from
.. L Thorpe was recalled and gave
e testimony as to the documents
-om the dispensary. This evidence
was very dry and was for the pur
oe of bringing in t'he matter of
bids and awards to the various con
, Mr. Thorpe 'having been the
Statement by the Court.
Judge Memminger announced, be
re the jury was brought in, his rea
as for admitting the secondary ev
enee yesterday and stenographic
eord -was made thereof. The rea
ps in the main referred to the fact
bf diligent search being made for
he alleged draft, and that -therefore
the State had exhausted the means
f producing the original draft,
hereby allowing contents of the
raft to be testified to.
Some of the Questions.
The following are some of the
utions asked Mr. Wylie by Mr.
M. Wylie, 'how long have you.
own James S. Farnum? A. About
e years, sir; five or six years.
Q. How long prior to September 14
15 had you known him. A. You
Q. Yes, sir. A. I had know him
wo or three years.
Q. Had he been often or rarely be
fore the board of directors. A. He
ad been there often, sir, I think he
was there at every 1 .eeting we had.
Q. At every me' ing you had? A.
Q. Did you ever have any private
transactions with him in regard to
the business of t8he board ? A. Yes,
Q.r On or about September 14. 1906,
y ou or not receive any paper or
trument in writing from him? A.
do not knowy that I understand just
xactly what you
Q. Well, did you ever receive from
im any draft for a payment of
oney. A. Yes, sir.
Q. When did you receive it from
7 A. I think it was on the 14th
f September, sir.
Q. What time of day? A. I do not
ow that I could say, sir.
Q. Was it before or after the
ards were made on September 14?
Why, it was after that, sir.
Q. Was it before or after the or
ing out of whiskey under con
ets with the firms that. you have
tified that he represented. A. Well,
t-.that qustion is not very clear,
Allr. .\bI cy. Some (d,t he I iu vk
hazd alrei1y'be1 ordered,(. 1nd1(1l
hadl nw. Ie I(.- h 'I' l himt ;o Illlat
tiie ,-ome very large orders: some
(ti it had been ordered: some had not.
Q. On Spieniber 14 had any orders
been given to him? A. Ye, sir1.
Q. Had any awards been made to
his houses or firms? A. Yes. sir.
Q. Were they large or small? A.
Some of them were large; some of
them were small.
Q. Have yon estimated or calen
lated from the orders we read out
yesterdav, the contracts and orders,
too, how much it amounted to on
.September 14? A. No, sir. I have
Q. Can you tell how much in:o the
hundreds of thousands of dollars it
amount to? A. No, sir, I could not.!
The Farnum Draft.
Q. You say he gave you a draft;
where was that at? Where did he
give it to you? A. He gave it to me
Q. What placeinColunibia? Atwhat
place in Columbia did he give it to
you? A. I think in the Jerome Hotel.
Q. What did you do with the pa
per, or the draft? A. I gave it to
Q. Where did you give it to Mr.
.Samuels at? A. My recollection is
that I gave it to him in Chester,
when he got off the train.
Q. What instructions -did you give
to LNr. Samuels about it? A. I told
him to have it eashed and give me
the money; that I would see him in
a day or two.
Q. From there where did you go?
A. I went home to Richburg.
Q. Who signed it? A. Mr. Farnum
Q. For how mueh money was it?
A. Eleven hundred an-d twenty-five
Q. Upon what firm or corporation
or person was it adderssed to? Who
was to pay it? A. The Consumers'
Beer Bolig Establishment of Char
Q. What was the date of it? A. I
think it was September 15.
Q. He gave it to you, however, on
what day? A. On the 14th.
Q. When did you go back to Ches
ter? A. I came back t'here-I can
tell you the day of the week; i was
Q. On Monday? A. Yes, sir, I
think it was the 17th.
Q. Well, when you got back, what
did Samuels give you, if aiiythingl A.
He gave me the money, $1,125.
Q. What kind of money was it
in what form-what bills? A. Well,
it was in very large bills, sir.
Q. Do you remember what the de
nominations were? A. Most of them
were $100 bills.
Q. What did you do with the mon
ey ? A. I put some of it in the Coin
The cross-examination by Mr. Nel
son was in part as follows:
Q. Mr. Wyl-ie, you say you think
that Mr. Farnum first approached
you? A. Yes, sir.
Q. How did he approach you! A. I,
could not tell you, sir.
Q. Did he come to you and say,
'Mr. Wylie, I will give you so much
for your vote ?" A. No, sir.
Q. Well, how did he get at you? A.
Before I was on t:he board, sir. It
started back before I was on the
board, if you were to start at the
first of it.
Q. When did you first run? A. 1904.
Q. When did you next run ? A.
Q. When you first determined to
run for a member of this board, had
you then made up your mind to make
all the graft you could get out of the
dispensary? A. No, sir.
Q. When did that first come into
your head? A., At the time right
close to the electrion.
Q. 'Close to the election? A. Yes,
Q. Before the election you had
made up your mind that you were
going in there to get all yo~u could
out of it? A. No, sir; I did not say
Q. What did you say? A. I d.id not
say that I had made up my mind to
go in the4re and make all I could out
Q. When did you first make up
your mind that you would make "al
you could out of the dispensary ?"
When did~ you first deterine ro make
al you could out of it ? A. It was at
the first meeting of the board.
Q. When was the firs mee:ing of
the board? A. On the 6th.
Q. So at the very first meeting of
the board you ma-de up your mind
that you would make all you could
out of it?i A. Yes, sir.
Q. The first meeting of the com
mission that you attended? I sup
pose your commission from the Gov
~rnor was read? I say the first meet
ing of the .commission you attended,
all of you had your commissions? A.
I suppose so. We woul not have
had the meeting if we had not had
Q. And at the very first meeting
you attended you made up your mind
to disgrac this paper by accepting
i.ra ft mi' rebate.z? A. NKo. ,ijc. .1 will
nto! -av :hat.
Q. W hat di 1 l v lI IIe . h ! .
11 had an idea that what I was g,et
iII- wasn't any harm.
Q. Yu did not considelr that you
were being bribed ? A. I didn't eon
sider so then.
Q. You consider now that you were
bribed ? A. Yes, sir.
Q. What .brought that change
over Vour minid ? A. I could not tell
Q. Didn't you have as much sense
in 1906 as you have now ? A. I wish
I had had, sir.
Q. Couid you tell then between
right and wrong as much as now? A.
Q. What light has been brought to
bear upon you? A. I could not tell
Q. You were in full possession of
all your faculties in 1906? A. Yes,
Q. And you are to-day ? A. Yes, sir.
Mr. Samuels Testifies.
Henry Samuels, mayor of Chester,
who was said by Wylie to have been
the "go-between" in his alleged deal
ings with Farnum, took the stand.
After preliminary questions Mr.
Samuels stated t;hat he was in Co
lumbia on the dates when awards
were made as indicated by the dates
named by Col. Abney, who made the
examination for the State. Mr. Sam
nels named the houses he represented.
He was agent under W. D. Roy.
Referring to the date, September
14, the witness testified that he left
here this afternoon with Wylie, t'he
witness's testimony as to this cor
responding with Mr. Wylie's. The
witness told of receiving the draft
for $1,125 and of having the same
cashed at the Commercial Bank of
Chester. He said that the money
was paid in $100 bills, which 'he
turned over to Mr. Wylie the fol
lowing Monday. Mr. Samuels' testi
monv as to the name signed to the
draft was the same as heretofore
given. He did not know before when
the draft was drawn. That Samuels
was to get this $1,125 for Wylie was
again brought out by this witness.
Having cashed the draft, Mr. Samuels
said he 'phoned Wylie and was told
to keep the money until Monday. This
was not the first time Wylie g-ve him
paper to cash. The witness stated
that Wy"lie hal told him the $1,125
was for commissions for Mr. Far
Mr. Samuels stated that he was
employed by Mr. Farnum to go
around the State to push certain
brands of whiskey, that he had work
ed for three weeks and had been set
tled with in full. Mr. Samnuels ex
plained the method of taking orders
for the "Long Horn'' whiskey, this
being practically as outlined by Mr.
Wylie this morning.
The defence sought to impeach the
character of the witness by bringing
out that he came to visit a notorious
resident of Columbia, and that he
played cards for money and for big
Referring to his testimony before
the commission the witness admitted
receiving a check f'rom Wylie, but re
eeived no "rake-off,'' the only com
missions received being what he got
from sales of his whiskey. The wit
ness denied being threatened except
that he was told by the investigating
commission t'hat if he did not pro
duce the checks de.posited in the
Chester banks a rule would be issued
to have him produce the checks or he
would be arrested. The witness ad
mitted getting additional checks in
1907, but t largest check was for
$500 in 1909. He did not remember
the cheeks or the time of receipt of
Q. What were the cheeks for ? Were
they commissions for services in
Witness said lie would not go
around the State to push "Long
Horn'' until he got Wylie's permis
The checks that Samuels said he
indorsed and collected were: March
23. 1906, .$1,575: September 15, $1,
123: Decemher 13, $1,300, on the
Commercial P>ank: November 16,
$83 onf Exchang~e Bank. Mr. Sam
nels s: at ed that he. too. had paid a
commnissi<m to WVylie, and named sev
eral transactions in which Wylie was
paidl for goods bought for his firms.
Had to Pay Commissions.
"'Nobody could get an order unless
he pai'd commissions,'' stated the
wtness. Mr. Samuels said Mr. Paul
Hemphill told him to tell the truth,
and lie would take care of him.
"That vou would not be prosecu
"No, he did not say that, but I
understood -his statement to mean
M. Samuels testified before the
granid jury and has no indictment
madle against him. Witness said he
was subpoenaed and tha.t was the
reason he gave tile testimony before
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