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Loans and discoun
Furniture and fixtL
Overdrafts . .1
Cash on hand an
Banks . .
JNO. M. KINARD,
WILL REFUND $30,000 TO THIS
Although the Winding-Up Commis
sion Has No Claim of Over
Charges Against the Oom
News and Courier.
-Columbia, September 27.-Follow
mg a .eonference last week between
the winding-up commission of the
old State dispensary and the repre
sentatives of the Bernheim Distilling
Com.pany, of Louisville. Ky., the comn
pany tv-day announced that it will
refunfd toc the State overcharges on
liquor amounting .to .$30.000. The
company, which was represented be
fore the old State hoard of control,by
James S. Farnum, acquitted Satur
day of bribing Jos. B. Wylie, then
a member of the purchasing board.
.to give t:he concerns represented by
Faraum the preference in purchas
ing liquors, admits the overcharges
and says it is willing to make good
this much of the State's loss.
The refund is voluntary oil the
nart of t.he company. as the old State
dispensary board of 'control had ef
feeted a complete settlement with the
concern before the winding-up comn
mission took charge of the affairs of
the dispensary when that institution
was legisla-ted out of existence, and
the company never has put in a claim
for money due it for the liquors sold
to the dispenisary. as has beeni done
by many of the othe~r houses, which
had been awarded contracts for li
Attorney General Lyou was asked
about the matter to-night. He said
that the facts in the case were that
the Bernheim Distilling company had
offered to the dispensary commission
30,000, and tha-t the money is on1
deposit in the Louisville banks. The
fact, that this company wisked to turn
over this large sum of me ay came
over the telephone to-day from the
Atlanta firm of Anderson. Felder.
Rountree and Wilson. It is under
stod. though not obtained officially.
That Lhe. Atlanta firm secured the set
lement, but it also appears that thle
mneyh comes voluntarily. The mat
ter is settled now, and the money be
lons to the State of South Carolina.
The remarkable part of the whole
transaction is that the Berheimn tirm
had no claim against the State of
The money that th'e State owed this
firm had been previously paid up and
the books were closed. To oJffer-$:3.
100, and then to turn the mloney over
s clearly an admission that there
Although there hlad been a general
undestanding that some of the whis
key firnms might possibly "'cough up'
this traulsaction is a new* one inl its
nature. It is known that .James S.
Farnum represented t he Berheim tim
here during the days of the State
dispensary. in the reent trial of
Mr. Farnum it was menn on~ed im the
tesimonsiy t hat this was oue oft 11h
tirmis that lhe represented. The pay
met of .:30.000) to the Stam& is taker
3' 8an adisi4on1 that the St ate w3
o vrchaged at leastthsmhan
-:~ re..ams were paid. This is th<i
EPORT OF THE
the Close of Busine
,ondensed from Report
ts. . $395,980.38
res . 3,1 16.93
Lid on Sai
J. Y. McI
only difference that can be drawn.
Aside from the fact that the money
has been tendered the State, it was
very difficult to obtain any official in
It was known recently that tbere
was a secret meeting of the dispen
sary commission, and very probably
ithis matter came up at the time.
There is speculation as to what
effect that $30,000 "moiiey' tander
will have upon the alleged graft
trials. The effect upon the other
Farnum cases cannot be forecaisted. It
cn easily be guessed, though, that
no immunity is guaranteed when the
cmnmission~ accepts the $30.00'). It
might be added. however. that an
other goodl guess is that one, of the
Bernheim peop)le would he prosecuted.
The )prooitio-al they adv.ance is fair
enough on its face. a return to the
State of .930.000, when no ebimi
outstanding. and this in comparison
with a figuring upon01 ithe alleged1 re
bate schedule that would look some
thing like $40.000 for' allegied over
eharges. That looks pret-ty good for
IThis case that is brought to-night
is but one of the many matt'ers that
the State (dispensary investigation has
arught about. What the moral ef-1
feet will be can not be estimated. but
nhe State of South Carolina is $30,
000 to the good. As brought out be
fore thle dispensary winding-up comn-I
mission the Berheimi Company was
oe of the trio including also the Big
Four people. and one other concern.|
all of whieh -the commission was dis
posed to elass as one concern. In the
present taranisaction a conference of
attorneys was held. and many other
letils which probably will be
broght Out later.
Bulk Will Goto Schools.
Columbia. September 2i.--4Thirty
thousandl dollars is a pret y good size
bnel~ of money. It is almost a
hosand dollars to each countyv. It
1s as imuchl moiney as most folks ae
eumulate in a lifetime. That is the
size of 1.be wad that is offered the.
State in settlemeut oft its claim for
overcharges from a single liquor firm.
There hai ve beeni rum~ors of such set
tleent for some little while. but to
will go( direct to the winiding-up comn
mission. ot whieb IDr. W. J. Murray
is ebairilman, and the hulk of it will
0 to the schools of the State. Attor
e (General Lyon has beeni workihig
on this and other such matters day
seeingt t h.e reward for his work.
Thie idea of the overcharges appears
to have been suggested by Atitorney
Tout F elder. and it has beend pushedl
in season an 11(om11 of season by the
wittily-up commtlI55iO1i- Mr. Steven
son, anld At t orey General L.yon. The
oter to settle fort .4:10.00) came fromi
the liquorI house.
CThe moue11y has not1 ye:. heen paid,
but D)r. Murray. chairmant of the
-ommion, says that the commission
had an oter of~ the :30.000. He did
not care to1 disens55 the matter in any
of its phlases andtl nusiK:d t hat he was
not the talking~i pariy. It is just
modety oiln his part as lie has lbeen
w oking2 htard, but1 does not wanit to
lake *lredit to hoin5Plf.
Thie comlmission1 an'' ItS attorneys.
w mh-at c--in h umderstood 1has
ERRY, S. C
5s, September 8, 19
to State Bank Examiner
Caital . . .
BAls payable .
Due to Banks
been working on various firms for
some time to collect what it claims
were overeharges. Suits have been
threatened, and in fthe case of this
particular firm after various confer
ences and ups and downs the com
mission has an offer of $30,000 to
settle whatever claim the State may
have for overcharges.
When the old State dispensary
went to the wall there was nothing
due Bernheim and the understanding'
is that this offer to pay the State
thirty thousand dollars is a result
of the investigation of old accounts.
The comm'ission had no claim of the
firm for balance due. Dr. Murray
to-night suggested that the commis
vion had high hopes of getting this
money on the basis of the offer, and
tha.t in addition there are other firms
that did their full share of overcharg
i. and it was hoped that they would
see the situation in the same light
and -thiey could return the money to
the State anid charge it up to "'con
sience money.'' or whatever else
The winding-up comnmissui has not
paid the liquor houses a cent sinee
they were taken into the Federal
Courts and rt.e fund is growi g,andl the
schools will get a good nest egg.
Patton Declines to Talk.
Greenville. September 27.-Avery
Pstton member of the commission
which has recently received the start
ing news of return of $30,000 from
the Bern.heim Distilling Company,. of:
Louisville. Ky.. could not, be inter
viewed to-night on account of having
retired very early, being ill. The
news has caused quite a sensation in
his city. so far as it is known, and
Mr. Patton has been receiving' the
eaer' inquiries from city p)eople, hat
has given niothing either to the press
or to others.
it is probable that the 'ietails otf Mr.
~at ton 's knowledge of the affair will'
b gotten within a few days.
GIRL OUTRAGED AN]) SHOT.
Young Lady Dies at Santa Fe as Re
sult of Terrible Crime.
Sanita Fe'. New Mexico, Sept 7 -
As a result of heing' criminally at
ta'ked a nd shot last Tuesday,. while
oil thie outskirts of thet towni. Gr
trude Montgomuery,' who came here
from Shreveport, La., where .she
tagh,t in F?ie colleg'e for' ficvear's,
1id( ini this c'ity to-day.
Mis.'. Monitgomery wa not touind
tnt il yesterday, wh'en.. awakening
from .her st upor. she tried to crawl
to) a1 wat1er hoie to queneih her thirst
and was seen by at little girl', whoi gave
The conr1viets at work on the
highway~ inl that vicinity .have b)een
Hudson-Fultonl March Free.
Next Sunday .the New" York World
offers its readers a real miusiepd treat
in honor oif the great Hudson1-Fultou)
cebration. The World wvill publish
Ithe otlicial Hudson-F~ulton Grand
Math, mlusi' complete. ex-actly as i-t
~il be played at thle otlicmI grand
bali to) be giveni at the Metropolitan
Opea House Satur iday". Oc'tober' 2.
Thelre will also be alllothc et 0?o
It pite hi cors of ll.lUX "onus se
I b Wuil. b Arhe n: .N b d c n
T IE S.
. $ 50,0 0.00
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). B. MAYER,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Oounty of Newberry.
By virtue of Delinquent tax execu
tions to me directed by John L. Epps,
Esq., Treasurer of Newberry County.
I will sell on Monday (Salesday)
the fourth of October, 1909, at New
berry Court House, at pablic sale the
following property, viz. for delinquent
taxes for the year, 1908:
Two lots of land in Township No.
1, containing 13 acres, more or less,
assessed Newberry Knitting Company,
known now as The Ashley Manufac
turing company. bounded by lands of
Theo Johinstone, estate T. Q. Boozer,
Cadwell road leading from Newberry
to Dairy Farm now owned by Geo. W.
Summer and by the street on back
intersecting said Caldwell Road in
front .of Tabor Hill dwelling place
and leading into town by lands form
rly owned by Win. Langford, also.
A tract of land in Reeder township,
No. 5. assessed to L. C. .Sheely, eon
taining one hundred e nd thirty (130)
ires, more or less, bou:aded by lands
>f Dorothy Davis, estate W. F. Kelly
md Henry Kiniard.
,Ternis of Sale: Cask.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
M. M. Buford,
Sieriff N. C.
Sept. 1.3, 1909.
TEACHERS' EXA MTIATION.
Examinations for teachers in the
,ublic schools will be held at the of
ce of the county superintendent of
education on Friday, Cetober 1, 1909.
S~o pay warrant will be approved for
my teacher in the public schools, who
roes not hold a certificate to teae''n.
J. S. Wheeler,
County Siupt. Education.
NOTICE LAND SALE.
We will sell to the highest bidder
>n the 25th day of September, 1.'%9,
it eleven o'clock a. in., at Little
Kfountain. S. C., the Simeon Miller
Rome Place; will be sold in two traets.
'ract No. 1 containts 100 acres, more
r less. Tract No. 2 contains 90 acres
more or less and bounded by lands
>f B. L. Minler. L. A. Miller, Win.
Mettz and othiers. Land lies about 3-4
mile from Rail Road near Slighs Sta
Terms of Sale: One half cash, bal
ane in 12 months from day of sale
with seven per cent interest, and pur
chaser to pay for all papers.
For any other information call on
B. H. Miller at Little Mountain, S. C.
(Signed) B. H. Miller, et al,
Little Mountain, S. C.
All persons holding claims or de
mands against the estate of Cathe
rine E. Hendrix, deceased, are hereby
notified to presnt same duly attested
to me. or my attorneys, Messrs. Hunt,
Hunt & Hunter. on or before the 1st
day of October. 1909.
William E. Hendrix.
Administrator of the estate of
Catherine E. Hendrix deceased.
September 7th, 1909.
,eep Your Morn
We have received a letter from the Sou
in which they say:
"State in your advertisements that it is
return to Newberry for loans or investme
the company receives from that locality.
pany has done more than this and hopes to <
(Signed) A. W.
SEE WHAT STATE OFf
INSURANCE DEPARTMENT, STATE
Mr. W. A. McSwain, Newberry, S. C.
Replying to yours of the 9th ins
ern Life & Trust Co., of Greensboro, is
licensed by this department and is consid(
In all cases where they register their
amount of their reserve are deposited wit:
tection of their policy holders and are coi
pose. Yours very truly,
INSURA DEPARTMENT, STATE
Mr. W. A. McSwain, Newberry, S. C.
I should say that the Southern Lif
was WORTHY of CONFIDENCE. By the ai
ending 1908, now before me, it shows tot:
and surplus to policy holders of capita]
$130,152.oo. Yours very trul
Buy your life insurance policies from
money in this community, where it is av
for our young people and for the develop
Our rates are a little lower and divide
company operating in this section.
If you fail to see us before you close th
ance we both lose. -
Call at our office, write or 'pbone us.
SECURITY LOAN & INVESTE]
J. N. McCAUGHRIN, Treas.
Whiskey or the
should be selected with the greates
upn its rich, nutritioUs propertiE
Yucan always rely upon
answering every requirement. It is
healthul stiuan nor tonic in the he.
Bond is U. S. Government standard (100%
the "Green Government Stamp" showing
Insist on getting the genuine,
SUNNY BROOK DISTILLERY C
I * BY EXPRESS I
From any of the followiaj
Hi. Clarle & 50r.s, laC, .
The Philip G. K~elly Go, .ine
Lazarus-GOo,dmlan C. .
C. Bu o.
D. F. & C. P. Long.
M. Mar kste. . - - . . 223 Syea -a
SHIPPED IN PLAiN BOXES. SEND |
NO 6000S SHIPPED
Have You a8mwall Farm ier San?
\We want to buy at once three tors
small farms: two one-horse farms troub
and one two-horse fari. If you"te
have what we want, and your price Pills.
is reasonable, we can trade. ear-ed
HUNTER & SLIGH. cure
and all kinds of Facial "1i
Work for Ladies, Wed- Elect
nesday and Friday af- ricee
ternoons, done at shop wast~
or call at homes. sena
HALLMAN, Barber y
Shop 906 M ain, St. tric
u at Home.
them Life & Trust Company,
the policy of the company to
uts the net premiums which
You might say that the com
:ontinue to do more than this."
OF NORTH CAROLINA.
Raleigh, March ioth, 1909.
t., I would say: The South
chartered in this State and
red SAFE and SOUND.
policies the securities to the
i this department for the pro
ZSIDERED AMPLE for this pur
JAMES R. YOUNG,
OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
)lumbia, March ioth, 1909.
e & Trust Co., of Greensboro,
inual statement for the year -
i assets of about $675,000-00
$300,000.00 and surplus of
F. H. McMASTER,
this agency and keep your
ilable for use in buying homes
nent of our community.
nds a little, larger than any
e contract for your life insur
ff COMPANY, AGENT,
W. A. McSWAIN, Sec'y.
t care, as much depends
e and absolute purity.
distilled, agdand bot
proof and every bottle bears
'he correct age and quantity.
iccept no substitute.
). Jlerson Co.. ?1.
RiC mond, \T
4th S- , Cin,cinnlat ,0.
EITTANCE WITH YOUR ORDER.
Revolts at Cold Steel.
our only hope,'' said three doe
o Mrs. M. E. Fisher, Detroit,
.suffering from severe rectal
le. "lies in an operation," --A
I used Dr. King's New Life :
'she writes, ''till wholly
." They prevrent Appendicitis.
Constipation. Headaehe. 25e. at
.Peham & Son's.
The Secret of Long Life.I
French scientist has discovered
eeret of long life. His method
with the blood. But long ago
ns of Americans had pro,ved
ici Bitters prolongs life and
it worth living. It purifies, en
and vitalizes the blood, rebuilds
d nerve eells, imparts life and
o the entire system. It's a god
to weak, sick and debilitated
e. "Kidney trouble had blighted
fe for months," writes W. M.
nan, of Cushing, Me.. "but Elec
Bitters cured me entirely." 50e.