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FELDER REQUESTED TO TESTIFY.
Dispensary Board Writes to Atlanta
sion Desires Reply.
Columbia, April 22.-The new dis
pensary commission today addressed
a letter to the Atlanta firm of attor
neys, calling upon Col. Thos. B. Fel
der, who has become conspicuous re
gently in connection with Governor
Blease's making public of the "T. B."
letters and his own cards to the press,
to appear before the commission and
testify. The commission asks for an
early reply, as to 'whether or not Mr.
Felder will appear. The commission
ean not compel Mr. Felder's appear
nce here and so states in the letter.
The letter is in part a reply to the
elaim of subsequent contract alleged
in the recent letter from Col. Felder
to the commission. The commission
states that the contract is terminated
and there was no other contract than
of May 9, 1907.
Interiesting, also, in view of the
forecast made in the News and Cour
ler, is the statement in the letter that
the commission will as soon as pos
sible bring to a close the affairs of the
old State dispensary.
Glass Company Case Undecided.
The Carolina Glass company case is
still under advisement. The decision
is now with the commission, which
will meet again in a few days at the
eall of the chairman.
It was stated by members of the
commission today that no counsel has
yet been employed. It is known local
ly that William D. Melton, one of the
,most prominent attorneys at the Co
lumbia bur, had been offered the posi
tion, but declined.
Following is the commission's letter
to the Atlanta attorneys:
"Columbia, S. C., April 22, 1911
Messrs. Anderson, Felder, Rountree &
Wilson, 'Attorneys at Law, Atlanta, Ga
Gentlemen: . The State dispensary
commission has received your letter
of the 12th instant, and that of the
15th, modifying certain .statements
contained in the former.
"We have carefully examined the
minutes of the \gommission for any
record of the agreement or resolution
to 'which you refer, as having been
passed 'by the members of the late
commission employing you as their
attorneys, subsequent to the agree
ment of May 9, 1907. We do not find
any such minute or record.
Dr. Murray Before Commission.
"We have summoned before us Dr.
Murray, the former chairman of the
commission, and examined him as to
this matter, and he testified that there
was not, and is not, such an agree
ment made with the commission or its
members as stated by you, so far as
he knows or can recollect; and
had there been such an agreement,
he would have known it, and that the
agreement af May 9, 1907, is the only
one ever made with you.
"The formally prepared statement
of Dr. Murray and his associates, then
*constituting the commission, of date,
February 7, 1911, made in reply to the
letter of Govenor Blease, dated Feb
ruary 20, 1911, has no reference to any
subtsequent agreement hvith you to
that of May 9, 1907, but on the con
trary, they sent to him as the only
agreement made under which you act
ed or were acting, the contract of that
"This contract or agreement speaks
for itself and plainly expresses the
terms of your employment and the
conditions of the same, and it is en
tirely unnecessary to discuss them.
The several acts of the gen:e'ral as
sembly, also, are plain as to the pow
er and duties of the commission, and
when such powers and duties wert
confdrred. It is, therefore, also un
necessary tc discuss them in con1nec
tion with thae statements and refer
ences made in your letters to them
"We must conclude from our exam
ination of the minutes and the agree
ment of May 9, 1907, and the testi
mony of Dr. Murray, that you art
wholly in error in your contentior
that there is. or was, any other con
tract made for professional serviced
than that of May 9, 1907, which 'wt
nave terminated accorc:ng to its pro
Would Avoid Delay.
"The present commission intends tni
bring to a close and wind up the af
fairs of the old State dispensary as
soon at it can, and especially desire!
to have no delay in the matter if it car
be prevented, and feel, therefore, I
necessity of asking you if Mr. T. B
Felder, of your firm, whom it ap
pears. had special charge of tne c-on
duet of the State's interest and claim
under the agreement, will come to Co
,Viin and r.pMear af'or'e this com~
mssio-., and give informaton cover
i::2 the- !m:der3 (cnnecied~ with thi
Enforcement of the claims of the S-iat'
"s he "s \\.w1+hinl the State, we
have no power to r mpel his persona
atenine, which is necessary for i
satisfactry udiierstanding of the facts
"There are possibly other matters
contained in your letters which the
commission may hereafter consider,
but at present I am directed by it to
make only this reply to you, and to
ascertain positively your intention as
to whether Mr. Felder will appear be
fore it at such time as it may fix and
accept as convenient.
"A very early reply to this inquiry
will oblige. Yours respectfully,
"(Signed) Jas. Stackhouse,
"Chairman, State Dispensary Com
The dispensary commission left for
home this afternoon. John V. Val
lace, of Charleston, is a member. The
chairman is James Stackhouse, Mar
ion; Thomas Brantley, Orangeburg;
Fred. H. Dominick, Newberry, and B.
Frank Kelley, Bishopville, are the oth
The Glass company case and the
letter to Col. Felder's law firm were!
the only two matters made public, at,
which the commission worked, during
the two days'.session.
CORN SHOW COMPROMISE.
Atlanta Affair Won't Interfere With
Columbia, April 22.-A compromise
was effected at Jacksonville, by which
Atlanta will not hold an All-Southern
corn show, thus endangering, as e.
plained by Commissioner Watson, of
this State, South Carolina's chances
for the obtaining of the national
corn show next year and the pros
pects for a great South Atlantic
States Corn Exposition next Decemn
ber Atlanta wll hold an exposition,
in which Georgia, Alabama and the
States bordering on the west will take
part' and all the Southern States will
join hands in making tne exposition
to be P in Clumbia a grand suc
cess, so that efforts may be again. df
rected toward securing the National!
Corn show. Another meeting of the
commissioners of agriculture will be
.eA and further and more definite
plans made looking f6 this end. At:
Jacksonville the preliminary confer
ence was held, and Commissioner
Watson, in plain language, explained
the South Carolina situation.
"As soon as it was found out," said
Col. Watson, "that the dates were fix
ed for the corn show here and that
Georgia had not done her part in the
last exposition held here, the promo
ters of the Atlanta show were willing
to cooperate along the lines suggested.;
"The representatives at Jackson
ville were told that we are sore on
Georgia also, because an attempt was)
now being made to 'hold an exposi-'
tion that would endanger South Caro
lina's chances to get the National
Corn Show. The representatives fron
Atlanta, with Commissioner Hudson,'
of Georgia, gracefully agreed to hold
the exposition at Atlanta for Georgia,
Alabama and the bordering western
States and let Columbia have the
right of way in December for the.
South Atlantic States. Corn ex:posi
At the conference in Jacksonville'
were: Commissioner Hudson, of Geor
gia; Commissioner Watson, of South
Carolina; Dr. D. N. Barrow, of Clem
son college; Mr. Stockbridge, of At
Another conference will be held
soon in Columbia, at which 'a further
agreement will be reached, by which
general cooperation will be extended.
South Carolina will hel.p Georgia an d
Georgia and the other States will~
unite to make the show in Columbia
an 4.1-Southern affair.
AGAINST PARDON OF JONES.
Former Solicitor Sease Recommends
in Union County Case.
Columbia, April 22.--The solicitor!
who prosecuted the case recommends
tat Governor Blease do not pardon~
W. T. Jones, the wealthy Union coun
ty alleged wife murderer, who is un
der life sentence.
The papers were today forwarded.
;to Judge Memminger for 'his recomn
mendation. He tried the casE.
Governor Blease announced definite
<ly today that he will not act in the'
pardon petition until the supreme
court~ decides the final appeal
Former Solicitor Sease wr.tes:
"This defendant was not unduly or
hastily convicted. The cifence occur
red in July, 1908, and the irial was'
held in January, 1904, at 'least six
months intervening before t'he trial.
and giving ample time for public pre
judice, if there were any, to subside
and become normal.
T.dge Hyvdrick refused baIl on the
sewn made by' Jones. Prom this
refusail an appeal was taken to the
supeme court and Judge Hydrick was
isutaind in refusing bail; then the'z
ca tok Ilace and resulted in a con
\ction, W:ith a recommendationl to
"Jud ze Meminnger, who tried the
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REV. D. P. BOYD
supreme court, on appeal from
:everdict and sentence, sustained
"An application was made before .
~cial Judge .Gruber on after-discov
ire evidence, which was overruled
n carefully prepared opinion. .From
erefusal of Judge -Gruber there is
to pending an appeal to thesu
rne court. Trhis is, in brief, a his
:r of the case. u
"The petitioner his had a fair trial
nhas the benefit of able counsel,
dthe jury, from the evidence, re
:ed a verdict against hnm.t
"here should be no pardon in this
3a-the :evidence was sufficient ton
uain a conviction and, therefore, I
>ecmeend that pardon 'be not grant
"Thos. S. S ease, Solicitor."
partanburg, April 20, 1911.
ASKS REHEARCING f
uosel Denoune's Felder in E..smarks
Before Bleas.- Bio'rd of Disven
olumbia, Ap>ril 21.-Th Carolina
lss company, of Columbia, today C
sed the new dispensary c'omnmis
1io to return the $21,000 take1 over~
nro the county dispaans~.ies tha: had U
uchased supplies from the local
ipany. This amount was taklen
vr by the old dispensary' commis- S
io, of whi-ch Mr. W. J. Murry, of s
hscity was chairman, following the t
deision of the. State supreme court,'
offset a.n alleged overjudgment.
eglass company says it owes the L
Stae of South Carolina nothing and i
emoney was taken over from the
conty dispensaries without legal
I addition to seeking to recover L
eimpounded county dispensary j
fuds, the Caro'lina Glass company,: L
though local couns.el, meved today
ra rehearing on the whole case. A
eold dispensary commission ren- A
deed a judgment of $31,000, in round
nbers, against the glass company. A
h claim of the company for $23,- A
0for goods sold the State disper- A
ay was thus wiped out and an over- A
ugment of $28,000 remained. It was
mue i i that the county dispensary
fuds were seized. r.
's. T. R. Fider is denmened in
remarks~ made in presenting the r
rs filed today before the commis
inby counsel for the glass company
on-half of the overjudgmenlt was
~~oned in strong language byA
T.he Stevenson letter to the<
zIc~i.-ny is: als bhemght up A
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JAMES MdINTOSH, Preside
uual Reunion United Confederate
eterans, Little Rock~, Ark., Nay 15.
or this occasion the Atlantic Coast
e railroad has authorized special
wrates, May 13, 14 and 15, limited
il May 23. Ticket can be deposit- E
at Little Rock, and upon payment 1
a fee "of 50 cents, at time of de
it, limit of ticket can be extended
and including June 14, 1911.
or rates and information, apiply to Ir
rest agent, or- T. C. White, Gener
Passenger Agent, Wilmington, N.
n examination for teachers' certi
tes will be held in' the office of the 1f
nty superintendent of eaucation on
riay, May 5, 1911. The examination
il begin promptly at 9 o'clock a.I
pplicants to furnish all stationery.
J. S. WHEELER,
outy Superintendent of Education.
ubia, Newberry & Laurens B. H.
chedule in effect October6,10
ject to change without ntc
edules indicated are not
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