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LYON B.DS 1AJi
AS "INFAMOUS LIAF
EXCITING INCIDENT AT STAI
Blease Issues Challenge to Editor
Colunibia State-Nany Candidates
Win T m .%?)plause.
News and Courier.
Florence. July 3o.-lt was a unici
scene from a political szandpoin*. zt
was enacted in the State campaij
meeting at Florence today. Uniqt
and with -a peculiar interest to tho
who keep record of the trend of po
tical events in South Carolina. A s.
uation in which cheers for "Lyon ai
Ragsdale" are comningled. and whi
the Hon. .Tas. E. Elerbe rises in b
seat and with the enthusiasm of b
strenuous nature leads in a roui
of applause for J. Willard Ragsdal
is indeed tense and of peculiar sigr
ficance. Lyon, Ragsdale and Ellerb
The heated campaign of 1906 betwei
Ragsdale and Lyon for the attorn<
generalship. when bitterness almc
reached the acute stage and the lin
were so clearly drawn, is fresh in t
minds of -he people. The yeoman
of the (th district vividly recall t
race for congress two years ago, wh
Ellerbe and Ragsdale were pitt
-against each other; when every in
of ground was contested with a r
soluteness and vigor such as .. on
these two combatants could inject i
to the campaign. Hence. when tod
in the opera house at Florence ti
remarkable incident took place. t
savants nodded their heads (that
after the excitement of the mome
had subsided), and mentally pondE
ed: -"Verily, what hath the d;
The Lie!is passed.
It was somewhat in this wise: A
torney General Lyon flung into t
teeth of his opponent, Barnard
Evans. an accusation* or charge cz
culated to preci: Itate trouble; t]
epithet "liar" was passed; "infamoi
liar" was applied to Barnard
Evans. of Columbia. candidate for a
torney general. The tense and exci
ing situation was not produced by C
effort on the part of the accused1
resent the charge; it was merely h
effort to have a .last word with ti
nudience. ard the audience woun
have none of himt. They howled hi:
down. For nearly two minutes Ba:
-nard B. Evans faced the audience<
four hundred souls, endeavoring 1
have his say; each attempt met wit
rebuff on the part of County Chai:
.man Ragsdale. whose hand, when rai!
ed in warning seemed to be the signi
for the audience to break into wili
~est uproar, thus effectively accon
plishing the utter crvsain g of a
Evans's assays. Finally, and whe
hoe did it. the audience gave vent i
terrific cheers. Chairman Ragsdal
shoved Barnard B. Evans off the stag
and behind the scenes at the sic
Then broke forth the wild yellh
"'Hurrah for Ragsdale," "Hurran f(
Lyon," and then Congressman J. ]
Ellerbe rose froin his seat in tl
audience, not far from the stage. ar'
emitted one of the heartiest, healti
iest cheers that ever 'sprang from hi
man throat. Ragsdale. Ellerbe at
Lyon! The scene will not soon
What produced the scene is by r
means of secondary significance. FC
the first time during the campaign<
1910, the absolute and unqualific
term "liar" has been used. Evans, c
previous occasions and again tod?'
has said: "I will not say he is a lia
for that. would be unparPlianthZa y;
Will not say he is a thief, but-"
Salary and Fees.
Attorney General .J. Fraser Lyon t
day-said: "When he (Evans) says th~
.J 'received $20,000 in addition to nt
salary, he is an infamous liar." Th
was immediately at the conclusion
Evans's speech, who had the rep
today. Before another wor'd could I
uttered- Chairman Ragsdale was<
his feet, his hand uplifted for ordE
Evans advanced to the front, endea
~ored to speak, but the audience w;
'wild, and the deterring hand of tl
chairman was in his face, almo:
Meanwhile, after appling the epith.
Lyon, arms akimbo and with th
-placid look on his face that so ma:
South Carolina audiences know fl
well, was describing a semi-cir<
ab'out Evans on the stage. He conti
ited this until Evans was shoved
the stage. A few minutes later Eva
reentered the stage and quietly tool
:seat; Lyon sat in the right wing.
'The loud cheers for Ragsdale W<
in appreciation of his calm, collec1
and determined manner of handli
the situation. Many believed that
prevented a serious encounter; whe
er this or not, he won the warm cc
mendation of the entire audience
his actions. Many of the candida
who followed complimented him,
the cointy for having selected suel
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J j . LIVINGSTON, S. A., W
> C. N. & L., Columbia, S. C. S.
YI Insurance Dealings. signed
-In discussing Evans's record as rep- Evans
resenting an alleged bogus insurance "T. J. I
company in 1894 and 1895, handling g
the b.usiness of the State dispensary, I assi
Mr. Lyon read from the report of A- clusion
torney General Bellinger for the year their r
Columbia, S. S., April 4, 1910. pany.
SHonorable State Board of Control, coverec
ISouth Carolina Dispensary, Column- have bi
bia, S. C.-Gentlemen: I have duly bers of
considered your communication of re- search
cent date through your clerk, Mr. B. sponsib
C. Webb, enclosing report of "your represe
committee appointed last November to therefo:
examine and report on the insurance against
of State and county dispensaries." tioni.
dated February 7, copy of letters to As to
eB. B. Evans, Esq., alleged agent of the it seem
British and American Exchange as- tweer i
sociation, of date February 10, and ed, I q1
~copy "from the minutes" as follows: tutes. 1
"Ordered: That the policies issued "Any
by the British and American Ex- in behe
change association in favor of the not org
State and various dispensaries by the
~through the office of B. B. Evans and1 or who
rall other papers and facts concerning of by
same be turned over to the attoriney agent
eneral, with the request that he take who sh:
such action as he thinks best to pro- the bu:
tect the interest of the State. having
- Signed "P. C. Webb, Clerk." jeea
"Official." 'not less
You also transmit for examination at t he
forty-one policies in the association jCons'
referred to. In the investigation of am oft
t this matter the following communica- conceiv
Stion was sent and received: as an
s. "Hon. J. P. Derham, Comptroller -authori
f General, Columbia. S. C.-Dear Sir: >person
Y Will you please inform this office jwhethe
e whether the British and American Ex- compar
:change association has complied with Ia brok
-all the laws, rules and regulations re-. ance, I
- quired of insurance companies before Iact.
sperating in this State.. Yours truly, If,. a:
ie "U. X. Gunter, Jr., issued
"Assistant Attorney General." was, at
t,The Hon. G. Duncan Bellinger, At- ed and
at torney General, Columbia. S. C.-Dear anid th
SSir: In reply to yours of March 31, I IEvans,
ll beg to say that the British and Amer- as age:
ice Exchange association has not ther, I
3complied with the insurance laws of by "ac
f~this State. I am, yours truly, far as
s T. B. Clyburn, repres,
a Chief Clerk Comptroller General. the in
Of these policies I find forty are on (Sig
rlocal dispensaries and one in favor of
:ed the State board of control, $3,000 on
ng stock and wines, liquors and beers. Rep1
he All of these policies are countersign- mattex
th- ed T. J. Browne, agent, Chicago, Ill., pany I
in- and also T. .T. Browne, manager, of Nortor
by said company for the United States that la
t s and Canada; that three of them have pany
Lnd stamped on the outside, in red ink, he ha
Sa Barnard B. Evans. manager, Colum- On th
S. A. L. R'y.,
DON'T Miss it
..Round Trip $3-50
.... " " 3.00
1: oo p. m.
ains up to and including
ta 8:55 p. i. Friday,
any C. N. & L. Agent
T. PULLEN, C-. P. A.
A. L., Columbia, S. C.
Columbia, S. C.; Barnard B.
immediately after the words
neral Bellinger's Opinion.
ime the correctness of the con-J
expressed by the committee in
eport that, "after careful in~ -
ve find this to be a bogus comn
Therefore, nothing can be re- t
c these polices." And I. -
sen assured verbally by mnem- C
your board that an exhaustivei
has failed to discover any re- I
le party in the United States I
riting the association. I can, 1
e, suggest no possibIe action 8
the association as a corpora
the liability of Mr. Evans, who'
3 acted as an intermediary be
he association -and the insur
iote from Vol. 2, Revised Sta
893i, Sectdon 491:
person who solicits insurance
.lf of any insurance company
anized under or incorporated
laws of this State . . . . I
shall either by advertisement
ign represent himself as the
>f an insurance company or
.II do anything connected with
iness of insurance without
a Ifcense from the comptroller
shall he fined for suelt offence
than $100 nor more than $500,
iiscretion of the judge."
:ruing the section quoted, I
he opinion that it covers every
able case of a person standing
otive medium between an un
red insurance company and the
receiving insurance; and
r such person acts for the
ty in soliciting insurance or as
er for the party seeking insur
ie is alke amenable to the;
;a fact, the polie, N'o. 75,749,
to J. M. McDaniel, dispenser:
the time of its delivery, stamp
cougtersigned as now appears
a same was so delivered by Mr.
he was not only then "acting
it of the company," but he fur
hoId as- a matter of law, was
vertisement," and "signed," as
the insured was concerned,
anting "himself as the agent of
surance company." ...
aed) "G. Duncan Bellinger,
ying to the "bogus" insurance
, Mr. Evans said that the comn
ad been duly chartered by Mr.
t, then comptroller general;
.ter it did develop that the comn
was a fraudulent one, but that
I received none of the money.
Is point Mr. Lyon said he was
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NEWBERY UNION STATION.
rival and Departure of Passen
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday, July 17, 1910.
.15 for Greenville.. '.. 8.51 a. m
. 18 for Columbia. .11.57 a. m.
. 17 for Greenville.. .. 2.48 p. m.
. 16 for Columbia .. ....8.55 p. m.
C., N. & L. Railway.
o. 22 for Columbia.. .. 8.47 a. m.
. 52 for Greenville.. .. 12.56 p. m.
. 53 for Columbia.. .. 3.20 p. m.
o. 21 for Laurens.. .. 7.25 p. m.
*Does not run on Sunday.
This time table shows the times at~
ich trains may be expected to de
rt from this station, but their de
rture is not guaranteed and the
ae showi is subject to change with
*G. L. Robinson,
The Herald and News, one .years
,0; six*months inec
n~ber 16, 1909.
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