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"GRAFT" CASES WILL BE TRIED.
To be Called at Next Tern of the
Chester Court and Passed for
News and Courier.
Columbia, Sept. 29.-The "graft
cases" will be pressed for trial at the
approaching term of ccurt for Chester
county. This information was defi
nitely secured here tonight. Attorney
General Lyon was asked about the
matter this afternoon, but he did not
care to make any statement for pub
lication. The information is forth
coming, however, that the trials at
Chester and Newberry will be held
soon, the impression being that the
attorney general wishes to get through
with them as soon as possible.
A conference was held today be
tween Attorney General Lyon and
Attorney B. L. Abney, the latter hav
ing been one of the "generals of the
prosecution" when the "graft" trials
were held in this city last fall. No
statement was made following this
conference for publication.
Chester Court October 1.
The fall term of court for Chester
county opens October 31 and lasts for
two weeks, Judge Ernest Moore, who
was recently appointed by Governor
Ansel to hold the courts of York,
Chester and other counties in the late
Judge Dantzler's place, being the pre
The court at Newberry opens No
vember 28. Attorney General Lyon
will be able to return from Washing
ton in time to attend the court at
y The case to be pressed at Chester,
it is understood, is the "conspiracy"
ndictment. In this indictment the
amoutit inV6ived, in alleged defraud.
ing in which the State lost money, is
$133,000. in this indictment are im
plicated members of the board of con
trol and agents of whiskey houses.
The conspiracy indictment is the
"famous" indictment of the dispensary
"graft" cases. In this indictment is
named the alleged rebate schedule,
which played so much of a part in
the trials held here.
It is khown here that there have
been a number of conferences recent
ly between those indicted and their
attorneys, the latter for the most part
residing in this city. One of the mem-'
bers of the old board of control, who
is to be tried at Chester, John Black.
has been tried here once, the case be
ing declared a mistrial by Judge R.
Withers Memminger, when a copy of
the local morning paper was found in
the room of the jurors.
Two of those named in the con
spiracy indictment, Joe Wylie and
John 'I'. Early, have turned Sta-e's
evidence and have testified on the
stand here. Morton A. Goodman will
also niot be prosecuted, as he is the
one who gave the attorney general thre
tformation in the "Hub" Evans case,
which is the one to be tried at New
berry. It is also worthy of note that
Chestter is Joe Wylie's home own.
The only whiskey agent named in
the "conspiracy indictment, who will
probably be tried, is H. Lee Solomons,
who lives at Estill, S. C. A true bill
was returned at Chester as to this in
dictment, H. L. Ferguson being fore
man of the jury.
In view of the situation with regard
to the "graft" cases, it is of signifi
cance that they will be speedily push
ed. In addition to the Chester indict
ment and the one handed mut -t New
berry against H. H. Ev:ars, of a former
board of control, the one preceding
the Black, Rawlinson, Wylie board.
there is a "label" indtcement, in which
members of another board are invol
ROOSEVELT OPENS CAMPAIGN.
Ex-President Makes First Speech of
Campaign-To And for Re-*
New York, Sept. 30.-Theodore
Roosevelt, addressing the National
League of Republican clubs in session
here in Carnegie hail f'aday, deliver-:
ed his first speech of the State cam
paign. Praising the platform and
Henry L. Stimason, the Republican
nominee for governor, he compared*
the Republican State convention with
the Democratic convention now being
held at Rochester, and on the strength
of his comparison, said he felt that the
Republicans had the right to appeal to
every decent citizen in the State, with-'
out. regard to party affiliations to vote
John Hays Hammond, as president
of the league, introduced the ex-presi
"I am here to report progress. We
have just held the Republican State
convention at Saratoga. There never
has been held in the State of New
York a convention that was more
methodical-a people's convention
not a representative of a single spe
cial interest, exercised a finger's
"Three points, three essential points
were made in our platform of princi
ples-the three points upon which the
contest this fall in New York is to
be waged. In the first place: That we
stand, not timidly, not half way, but
aggressively, for honesty in the pub
lic and business life.
"In the next place: That we stand
for governmental efficiency.
For People's Rights.
"And in the third place: That we
stand for the right of the people to
control themselves, apd not to be
controlled by some one else.
"Those are, in sum, the three es
sential points of our patlofrm.
"Upon that platform we placed a
man whose life has made him a typical
exemplar of that public servant who
is aPsolutely efficient, absolutely
fearless, absolutely honest and in the
highest and best sense the servant as
well as the leader of the people.
"Now the voters of this State will
have to choose between that one on
the one side and on the other side,
this-(here Mr. Roosevelt held aloft
a newspaper clipping)-which I shall
now describe to you in the language
of our most envenomned foes, a lead
ing representative of the Wall street
Democracy, the New York Times of
this morning, describing the Demo
cratic convention now sitting."
The editorial as read by Mr. Roose
velt stated in effect that Murphy and
Tammany were in unquestioned con
trol of the Democratic convention;
that back of Murphy's control were
rumors of strange and sinister influ-'
ence and that a brick could not be
thrown in any direction at Rochester
without hitting some lobbyist or rail
Continuing, Mr. Roosevelt said:
"I feel we have the right to appeal
to every decent citizen in this State
without regard to party, to stand with
us at the polls, and to put Harry
Stimson in the governor's chair at Al
The convention then adjourned un
til 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, when
a platform will be adopted. Tomor
row night there will be a banquet az
the Hotel Astor, at which President
Taft will be the principal speaker.
APPEAL IN HUNTER CASE.
M[atter to be Argued Before United
States Supreme Court.
Columbia, September 29.-Attorney
General Lyon will appear in the Unit
ed States hupreme court about No
vember 24 to argue the case of the
State against Wash Hunter, which is
being appealed to the highest court of
the land on a writ of error.
Wash Hunter was tried at the court
of general sessions for Greenwood
county on February 24, 1908. He was
charged with the murder of Elbert
Copeland, on the 18th day of July,
1906. The jury returned a verdict of
"guilty of manslaughter."
Cole. L. Bleose, governor-lect, rep
resented Wash Hunter, being associat
ed with Richey & Richey in the case.
The State was represented on circuit
by R. A. Cooper, solicitor. The records
show that "Mr. Blease made an earn
est appeal for leniency and the presid
ing judge sentenced the defendant to
eight years' impgisionn1Mnt at hard
labor.3' The State supreme court af
firmed the verdict of the circuit court.
The appeal to the United States su
preme court is upon a writ of error,
alleging that the defendant was de
prived of the right of trial by jury in
the county in which the alleged crime
At the October, 1909, term of court
there was a motion and petition of
certiorari for diminution of record. At
torney General Lyon appearing before
the supreme court of the United
States at that time.
In the decision of the supreme court
of this State, with reference to the ex
ception as to alleged lapses in the
case, the following appears:
"The contention that the judgment
should be reversed because the record
does not show that the grand jury
had found a true bill, nor that the
cause had been docketed for trial in
Greenwood county, requiries no fur
ther notice than to say that no such
positions were taken in the circuit
court, and, therefore, they can not be
considered on appeal."
The appeal to the United States su
preme court contains the following:
1. That it appears from the record
herein that this defendant was de
prived of the right of being tried in
the county where the offence charged
against him was committed.
2. That he was not given the right of
indictment by grand jury.
3. Exceptions under 13th and 14th
amendments of the constitution.
In the opinion from the State su
preme court it is pointed out that G
Wash Hunter was indicted in Laur
ens county on a charge of murder and
there was a change of venue to Green
wood. Attorney General Lyon has
prepared his argument to be submit
ted in Washington in November. Very
probably thte case will be called No
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NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Pursuant to the requirements of a
commission issued to the undersigned
by Hon. R, M. McCo*n, Secretary of
State of the State of South Carolina,
on~ the 14th day of September, 1910.
Notice is hereby given that an elec
tion will be held at the store of John
P. Long, in the village of Silver Street,
in the County of Newberry, and State
of South Carolina, on Friday, the 28th
day of October, 1910, the polls open
ing at 8 o'clock in the forenoon and
closing at 4 o'clock in the afternoon,
with H. C. Lake, S. H. Paysinger and
M. W. Berry as managers of election,
on the question of incorporating as a
municipal corporation, and a town of
less than one thousand inhabitants,
the following territory, to wit:
One mile in each and every direc
tion from a milestone with the figure'
3 inscribed thereon, now standing in
the proposed town (now called the vil
lage of Silver Street) on a public high
way leading to the steel bridge across
Saluda river at a point on said river
formerly known as Higgins' Ferry.
thus making said milestone the centre
of said town, the proposed name of the
said town being "Silverstreet."
At said election those favoring in
corporation as aforesaid shall vote
"For Corporation," and those opposed
thereto shall vote "Against Corpora
At the said election the name of the
said town shall also be determined by
the qualified voters.
At the said election there shall also
be elected an intendant and four war
dens for the said town, to serve for a
term of one year.
At the said election only those per
sons who reside within tie territory
proposed to be incorporated and who
are legally registered for the said elec
tion shall be allowed to vote.
For the purposes of permitting resi
dent voters of the proposed territory
to become qualified to vote, the books
of registration for the said election
will be opened at the store of John P.
Long aforesaid from the 26th day of
September, 1910, until the 19th day of
October, 1910, both inclusive between
the hours of 8 o'clock in the forenoon
and 6 o'clock in the afternoon, and
John P. Long is hereby appointed sup
ervisor of registration. Only such
persons shall be entitled to register
as reside within the territory proposed~
to be incorporated, and shall have
resided there for four months preced
ing the election to be held, and who
shall produce a certificate of registra
tion for the Dead Fall precinct of
Newberry county and prove the pay
ment of all taxes assessed against him
due and collectible for the previous
Given under our hands and seals on
the 22nd day of September, A. D. 1910.
J. T. Coleman, (L. S.)
D. L. Ham, (L. S.)
W. V. Bledsoe, (L. S.)
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SE E D
Bushels to the
Acre This Year
on SANDY UP-LAND
E. M. EVANS
Dr. J. W. Pearsoni
Pyhsician and Surgeon
Over Eastman brng Store.
Hot Springs -- Arkansas
In touring the West tells the
people what they ought to do.
But according to our views
overlooks the most important
thing, and that is as to where
to get the
He leaves this .very impor
ant thing for WILSON
to do. The place to get the
est and the most for your
money is at
W. 0. WISON,
From now and
on I will do
Cleaning, Pressing and
Repairing Clothes for
I adopt this cash method
as I am too busy to collect
small amouints for this
kind of work, so please
don't ask for credit.
E. T. CA RLSON
In buying a cough medicine, don't
be afraid to get Chamberlian's Cough
Remedy. There is no danger from
it. and relief is sure to follow. Espe
ially recommended for coughs, colds
Peham & Son.
Hereafter no lumber delivered on
he public roads of the county will be
paid for unless specifically authorized
y a member of the county board of
L. I. Feagle,
September 10. 1910. 9-13-2t.
H. L. PARR, Pres. W. G. Houseal, Vice-Pres. M. L SPEARMAN, Cashier.
THE EXCHANGE BANK
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Statement of Condition Condensed September 22nd, 1910.
Loans and discounts $241,874.53 Capital Stock $50oooo.00
Overdrafts 944.08 Surplus (Earned) 12,599.66
Furniture and Fixtures 3,8oo.oo Dividends unpaid 40.00
Cash on band in Banks 14,669.82 Bills Payable 55,000-00
Cashier's Checks 527.15
Individual deposits W43,121.62
We invite you to make this Bank your depository; we
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Round Trip Excursion Rates
Newberry, S. C. :1I
Chattanooga, Tenn., and Return - - $13.40
Account National League of Postmasters, Oct. 12-14,
1910. Tickets on sale Oct. ioth and 1ith, and for trains
scheduled to arrive Chattanooga before noon Oct. 12th,
with final limit returning to reach original starting point
on or before midnight, Oct. 17, 1910. Extensions.
Cincinnati, 0., and Return - - - $17.30
Account General Assembly of the Episcopal Church, Oct.
5-26, 1910. Tickets sold Oct. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 1o, 1910,
with limit to reach original starting point not later than
midnight Oct. 30, 1910
Knoxville, Tenn., and Return - - . -$
Account Appalachian Exposition Sep. 12,-Oct. 12, 1910.
Tickets sold daily Sep. io to Oct. 12 inclusive, with final
limit returning ten days from, but not including, date of
sale. See agents for further particulars.
Nashville, Tenn, and Return - .- - $13.65
Account Brotherhood of St. Andrew of the United States
and Canada, Sep. 26-Oct. 2, 1910. Tickets sold Sep. 24
and 25, and for trains scheduled to reach Nashville, Tenn.,
before noon Sep. 26, 1910, with, final limit returning to
reach original starting point not later than midnight Oct.
5, 1910. Extensions.
Unexcelled Train Service.
Pullman Sleeping Cars, Dining Cars, and Electrically
Lighted Day Coaches on all through trains.
For detailed information call on* Southern Railway Ticket
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Atlanta, Ga. Augusta, Ga.
September 12th - - - October 12th
VERY LOW RATES VIA
ROUND TRIP RATES FROM NEWYBERRY, S. C.
56$ Good returning eight days from, but not including date of
. et sale. Tickets sold 9th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and October 6th,
1910, only. Not good i1n parlor or sleeping cars.
53$8~ Good returning ten days from, but not including date of
J.J sale. Tickets sold Sept. 1oth to Oct. 12th, 191c, inclusive.
Final limit of both these tickets returning, in no case to extend be
yond October 18th, 1910.
For further information, call on Southern Railway ticket agents, or
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Atlanta, Ga. Augusta. Ga.