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BLEASE DISMISSES THE
GIVES REASONS FOR DISMISSING
Charges Commission With Neglect
And Ineapacity.--Other Reasons
Governor Blease issued Tuesday
night executive orders peremptorily!
removing from office Dr. W. J. Mur
ray, of Columbia: Mr. J. S. Brice, of
News of the governor's dismissal of
Timmonsville; Mr. Avery Patton, of
Greenville, and Mr. A. N. Wood, of
Gaffney, composing the commission to
wind up the affairs of the late South
Carolina State dispensary. "Neglect
of duty and incapacity" are the rea
sons assigned by the governor for his
action; and particularly does he dis
approve of the arrangement whereby
the Atlanta law firm of Anderson,
Felder, Rountree & Wilson was re
tained to assist the commission in
recovering from liquor houses and
other parties money alleged to be
due the State. as a result of dealings
-with the State dispensary. An act
passed in 1909 vests in the governor
power to remove members of the
commission, "whenever he may deem
it for the public interst to do so," and
there will be no resistance in the
courts to the orders.
Probe Bill Still Unsigned.
Governor Blease still - has under
advisement the act passed by the gen
eral assembly last month, at- his own
urgent suggestion, providing for an
investigation of the dispensary com
mission's acts by a legislative com
Governor Is Retieeni.
New of the goveror-s dismissal of
the commissioners did not come from
the governor's office. In fact. when1
infprmation was sought there, the
governor said, through his secretary,
that if anything was to be given 'to
the press relative to the matter, "it.
should come from the other end r'
the line." The governor even refuse
to say whether he had removed any
members of the board other than the
chairman, reporters being at thb
time unaware definitely as to the isstl
ance -of such orders to Messrs. Bric'
McSween, Wood aa itatton.
-By Registered Mail.
Dr. Murray received the order ad-I
'dressed to him by registered mail
Wednesday morning, the envelope
bearing the endorsement, "Return re
ceipt demanded." Dr. Murray declin
ed to make for publication any state
ment upon the governor's action.
By telephone the Record ascertain
ed that Messsrs. McSween and Brice
received their dismissals by register
ed mail Wednesday morning; Mr.
~Patton had not -received any commu
- nication at the hoiwr when he was
c2lled up, as the train from ,Colum
bia bhad not then reached Greenville,
and Mr. Wood had not received the or
der but la.ter wired the Record: "Dis
charge received". While the gover
nor declined to say whether or not he
bad dismissed all thfe members of the
commission, thd copy of the order re
ceived by Dr. Murray shows that the
order was first made out with the
pname left blank and then the name'
-filled in on the typewriter.
*"I had been expecting it," said Mr
iMcSween, when he w'as called up at
his home in Timmonsville. "Nothingj
more to say."
"It's all right," said Mr. Brice. at
Yorkville, "I had heard he was going
to do it the last time I was in Co
lumhbia. But what about that investi
Will He Sign or Veto?i
"No, I haven't received anything
from the governor-yet," said Mr.,
Patton, "but I am not surprised. In
fact, I am- much obliged to him. We
expected something of the sort the
last time we met. But is he going to
sgn that investigation act?"
Text of Governor's Order.
The text of the executive proclama
tion as to Dr. Murray is as follows:
Sate of South Carolina, Executive
Wheras,the general assembly, by
an at, pprvedthe16th day of Feb
ruay. . . 107,enitld,"An act to
provide for the disposition of all
property connected with the State
dispensary and to wind up its affairs,"
provided that "immediately upon the
approval of this act the governor shall
appoint a commission of well known
business men. consisting of five mem
bers. none of whom shall be members
of the general assembly, to be known
as the State dispensary commission,
who shall give bond for the faithful
nerformuance of the duties required, in
the sum of ten thousands dollars,"~
and the said act further providing
that the said commission "s.hall pay
to the State treasurer, after deduct
!ng their compensation and other ex
p~enses allowed by this act, all suir
J)illS funds on hand. :tI'i ci ~utying a~l
In my judgment the members of the
commission have had more than aini
ple time to finish their work and
make a final report, and it appearing
to my satisfaction that this has not
been done, and that said commission
is guilty of neglect of duty by not
making the investigations required in
said act themselves, but delegated thi;
power to a firm of attorneys, under
contract which provided an exorbi
tant fee, and providing "The said par
ties of the first part in their negotia
tions or prosecution of suits in behait
of the parties of the second part or
the State of South Carolina; are here
by clothed with full power, subject
alone to the approval of the attorne'
general of said State. to offer to any
of the parties involved, immunity from
prosecution upon such terms and con
ditions as in their judgment may be
deemed to the best interest of the par
ties hereto and to the State of South
Carolina"-which provision of said
agreement was wholly without any
authority of the commission to make,
in violation of the law and contrary
to the policy and dignity of the State,
placing the great and delicate power
of the State to give pardon and im
munity to violators of her laws in the
hands of people not even citizens of
the State, subject to the approval of
an officer of the State in whom I fail
to find any constitutional or statutory
power ~ested. Much delay and loss,
under provisions of this agreement,
has occurred; caused continued agi
tation among the people of the State.
and has prevented them from doing
their work "at the earliest date prac
ticable." Therefore, they have been
negligent in the discharge of and
shown plainly incapacity for the du
ties required of them; and, taking in
to ,considertion all of the circum
stances and facts in regard. to the de
lay and neglect in w-nding up the
affairs as provided for in the act, and
in view of the fact that all moneys
have not been turned over to the State
treasurer, and this being further neg
lect of duty, and showing clearly in
capacity and indisposition to do the
work as the act provides, "at the ear
liest date practicable"-it being four
(4) years since said aCt was app"roved
-and for divers other good and suf
ficient reasons to me appearing, and;
Power of Removal.
Whereas, -tn act to further provide
for winidiasg up the affairs of the
State dis -eLasary etc . a p.2:mv'd 'X.*
fourth day of March. A. D. 1909, pro
viders, 'That the governor is hereby
authorized and empowered to remove
any member of the said commission
whenever he may deem it for the pub
lic interest to do so." and I now deem
it for the rpublic interst to do so.
Murray Commission Voided.
Therefore, by virtue of the power
vested in me by the constitution of the
State of South Carolina and the laws,
I db hereby remove W. J. Murray, of
Columbia, South Carolina, from the
office o_r position of member of the
State dispensary commission, or of
the commission for the disposition of
all property connected with the State
dispensary and to wind up its affairs,
and I hereby revoke and declare null
and void the comnmissioni of W. J.
Murray, of Columbia, South Carolina
-heretofore issued and under which
he is now acting and declare any fur
ther act of his as member of such
commission to be null and void.
In testimony whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and caused the great
seal of the State to be affixed, at Co
lumbia, this fourteenth day of March.
A. D. 1911, and in the one hundred and
thirty-fifth year of the independence
of the United States of America.
Cole. L. Blease,
By the Governor:
R. M. McCown,
Secretary of State., -
May Fill Vacancies.
An act approved March 4, 1909, pro
"That each member of the State
dispensary commission sill, after the
first day of January, 1909, receive five
dollars per day, and actual expenses,
for such time as may be necessary
for completing the winding up of the
affairs of the State dispensary, and
the sanme shall be paid in the manner
heretofore provided by law;
'That the governor is hereby au
thorized an~ empowered to fill the
vacancies now existing, or that may
hereafter exist, in the State dispen
sary commission heretofore created
by law, and to remove any member of
said commission whenever he may
deem it for the puble interest to do
Changes in Conumission.
Originally the commission was comn
posed of Dr. Murray, with Messrs. Mc
Sween and Patton. anG of Mr. C. K.
Henderson, of Aiken, and Mr. 13. F
Arthur, of Union. The commissions of
Messr.s. Murray. McSween, Henderson,
Arthur and Patton were issued Feb
ruary 20, 1907, by Governor Ansel.
Mr. Arthur resi gne d ini the spring of
was commissioned in his place. Mr.
Henderson also resigned that spring,
and the commission of his successor,
Mr. A. N. Wood. was issued May 6,
1909. Nothing in the act creatiog the
commission indicated what should be
their terms of office.
Work Practically Done.
Practically all the work of the com
mission had been done. It has col
Ilected in ;arious ways overi $d00
and this has been tu rn .d into the
S:i treasury. Thie c' claims out
standing in b -half of the Sata re
those - ; . m t'o R . . ::. .. -iing
company, $500,000, and against the
Carolina Glass company, $28,000, both
of these being Co:umbia concerns.
These claims are before the courts,
the actions having been brought in the
name of the State, so that they may
be carried on by the attorney general
as planned, whether a dispensary
commission exists or not. Accounts
due the glass company by county dis
pensaries, amounting to about $17,000,
have been impounded and if the courts
so rule these will be confiscated and
applied upon the $28,000 which the
company is alleged to owe the State.
There is small prospect of recovering
any considerable armount of the $500,
000 charged up against the Richland
Distilling company. The concern's
real property in Columbia has been
seized and placed in the hands of a
receiver, Mr. A. M. Lumpkin, of the
Columbia bar, and Mr. A. D. McFa:i
den, master-in-equity for Richland
county, has been ordered to take testi
mony as to the law and the facts in
volved. If the State shall succeed in
its attempt to confiscate this property,
$60,000 or $75,000 may be realized on
it. No other property belonging to
the company can be found in this
State. The stockholdely, principaiiy
the Messrs. Block, of Macon, are be
yond the jurisdiction of the Soutl
To review the situation in genera'
terms, it may be said that the wind
ing-up commission has turned over to
the State treasurer all the money col
lected from whiskey houses. with the
exception of the amounts tied up in
the litigation of the Carolina Glass
company: the work of the commission
has for sonme nonths been practically
completed, all the claims having been
reduced to judgmen;, or put- in suit,
and it was the purpose of the comn
mission to wind up its work by the
first of the preserit year, but circum
stances arose which made it expedi
ent that the work should be continued
for a while.
Personnel of Commission.
Dr. William Jacob Murray, chair
man of the commission, was born at
St. George an.d is a graduate in medi
ine from Vanderbilt university. HE
has made a signal success of the Mur
ray Drug company of Columbia, one
of the largest wholesale concerns ol
the kind in the South Atlantic States
of which 'he is president and treasurer.
Dr. Murray is a director of the Na
tional Loan and Exchange ban3e and
is connected with a rnumber of other
important Columbia enterprises.
Mr. John McSween, of Timmons
ville, merchant planter: and banker,
came at 21 to South Carolina from
Argyleshire, Scotland.. He is presi
dent of the John McSween company,
wholesale an~d retail merchants, doing
one of the largest businesses of the
kind in the State, and is president
also of the Bank of Timmonsville. HE
is a - prominent Presbyterian lay
especially in'terested mn the education
al work of that denomination.
Mr. Adolphus Nott Wood, of Gaff
ney, a native of Spartanburg, is a
Confederate veteran. After several
years as teacher and merchadit in his
home county and in Alabama, he set
ted in 1875 at Gaffney as a merchant
entering in 1887 the private banking
business. He was one of the organ
izers of the Gaffney Manufacturing
company, of which he was for years
Ipresident. He is vice president of the
Cowpens Manufacturing company. He
was for several terms mayor of Gaff
Mr. Avery aPtton. a broker of
Greenville, with, considerable means,
first came into -prominence as an in
vtgtr of official misconduct, when
h e he inquiry into the scandals
arising some years ago in connectionl
with the finances of Greenville county.
He then developed mnuch abilit.v ini
analyzing documentary evidence.
Mr. J. Steele Brice, lawyer, of York
viile, introduced in the 'senate the bili
known as the Brice bill which led tc
the downfall of the State dispensary.
He is an attorney of high reputation
and i's intimately connected withi
many large affairs in his county.
All parties owing the c;l& firm .M
1. W. Kibler & Co:npany, which clos
ed business January 3, 1913, Will
please settle at once. Accounts nOt
)ail within ten days will be handed
to our collector.
J. W. Ihiiler & Company.
NewLorry, S. C., March 8, 191 1.
Water, Light anc
At a meeting of the board of con
missioners of public works on Marc
7, the following revised scale of price
was provided. Th:s scale of rate
will go into effect beginning with th
month of ADril.
Water and light rates for domesti
Light-First 50 K. W. Hr., at 1
cents per K. W. Hr.: second 50 K. 11
Hr. at S cents per K. W. Hr.; the
101 K. W. Hr. to infinity at 6 cents pe
K. W. Hr.
Wter Rates: 1 Gallon to 10,00
gallons at 25 cents per M gallons
10,0001 gallons to 20,000 gallons a
20 cents per M gallons; 20,001 gallon
to infinity at 17 1-2 cents per M gal
Current Rates for Power--First 25
K. W. Hr. at 8 cents per K. W. Hr.
then next 500 K. W. Hr. at 7 cent
per K. W. Hr.; then 750 K. W. Hr. t
infinity at 6 cents per K. W. Hr.
Water Rates for Manufacturers
gallon to 100,000 gallons at 15 cent
per M gallons; 100,001 gallons to 200,
000 gallons at 12 1-2 cents per M gal
lons; 200,001 gallons to infinit'y a
10 cents per M gallons.
Street Lights by the Year-AT
Lights per year $75; series and mul
tiple 32 candle power, per year $25.
Single water spigots-Single wate
spigots in residences per month 6
cents for each family; single wate
spigots in stores per month 52 cent!
Minimum Charges - Minimur
charge on water and light per mont
Moving picture shows, current
10 per K. W. Hr. on meters.
M. L. Spearman,
C. E. Summer,
W. F. Ewart,
Commissioners Public Works, Nev
berry, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
ICOUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Frances L. Haltiwanger, Texani
Sarmel, Lenora Eleazer, Mattie]
Alewine:, Kizzie C. Chapman, John,
Haltiwanger, Holland S. Haltiwange
Wilbur Haltiwanger and Lula Fulme
Burtell Haltiwanger, Defendant.
By virtue of an order of- the Cou:
herein, I will sell to the highest bi<
der before the Court House at Ney
berry, S. C., Monday, salesday, Apr
3, 191:1, within the legal hours <
sale all that lot of land near the tow
of Newberry, County of Newberr:
State of Sotith Carolina, containir
two-th:irds (2-3) of an acre, more.<
less, bounded by lands of B. C. Ma
thews, Nat Gist and an unname
street, which will more fully appet
on a rlat now of record in Plat Boc
"D," at page..53, in the office of tU
Register of Mesne Conveyances ft
Terms of sale:. Cash.
H. H. RIKARD,
3-14-3t-1taw. Master N. C. S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By Frank M. Schumpert, Esqqir
WH ER EAS Mrs. Alice Dominic
made suit to me to grant her Lette:
of Administration of the Estate of at
effects of Ja'cob H. Dominick.
THESE ARE THEREFORE to cii
an admonish all and singular ti:
kindred and creditors of the sa:
Jacob H. Dominick, deceased, .the
they be and -appear before me, in ti
Court; of Probate, to be held at Ney
berry; S. C., on Wednesday, the 291
day of March. next after publicatic
thereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenool
to show cause, if any they have, wh
the said Administration should not I
GIVEN under my hand, this 131
ay. nf March, Anno Domini. 1911.
FRANK M. SCHUMPERT,
, J. P.N. C
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