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One of the prettiest romances that
has interested this sectio,. in many
.ears culminated in sfar-ofh Ma-ilia,
Philippine Islands, on August '2, when
Miss Annie Lee Lanford, of Linford,
South Carolina, became the br:'Ae of
Mr. Joseph B. Cooley, a former ew
berrian, but for thirteen years a p,)
gressive resident of Manila.
Lanford is a sman town in the up
per secti-.i of Laurens county, found
ed by General Lanfora, a grandfather
of Mrs. Cooley. Some fifteen or twen
ty years ago, young Joe Cooley lived
with his parents near the little Lan
ford village, and it was there and then
that he numbered among his play
mates the little girl who was destined
to become Mrs. Cooley in after years.
Although the young man was several
years the senior of Miss Lanford, a
strong attachment grew up bet\veen
the two; this attachment ripened into
love, and a happy marriage in the Far
East a little more than a month ago
was the result.
Joe Cooley, a mere country lad, with
few opportunities in early life, left
Newberry, his old home, in 1898 to
enlist in the United States army at
the beginning of the Spanish-Ameri
can war. Soon after his enlistment,
his regiment was ordered to the Phil
ippines, where it saw much active ser
vice, being engaged in some of the
hardest battles on the islands. At the
close of the war, Mr. Cooley recogniz
ed the fact that there was an ideal
opening for young Americans in Man
ila, and decided to cast his lot with
the nativ:es of the Philippines. He re
ceived an appointment %n the Philip
pines constabularY, and by sheer pluck
and ability rose rapidly in this depart
ment. Today he is chief agent of the
constabulary, the secret service de
partment of the United states in the
Far East. He is also interested in a
number of manufacturing enterprises
on the island, being class;ed among the
most progresive Americans In the
Philippines. He is a typical Southern
boy, and never tires of boasting of
Dixie, the land of his biTth. He is a
warm friend and admirer of President
Taft, a close,friendship having sprung
up lbetween the two men while 1Mr.
Taft was governor-genleral of the
-During all these years, -since 1898,
Pwhen Mr. Cooley left the shores of
California -for Manila, he had not seen
Miss Lanford, but the memlory of the
little girl, the ideal of his childhiood
linfgered with him, and a corre
spondence, renewing the status of af
fairs of the by-gone days, sprang up.
Last Decemb)er Mr. Cooley was called
to Washington by the president on
business connected with the affairs of
his department in Manila, this being
his first visit to the United States
since his enlistment twelve years be
fore. Several months were spent in
the States, -and it is needless to state
that some part of this vacation was
spent in the neighbornlood of the little
-village of Lanford. Owing to the fact
that Mr. Cooley was called back to
Manila rather unexpectedly, the mar-'
riage of the young people was defer
red for a few months.
On July 18, Miss Lanford, accom
panied by a party of friends of Mr.
*Cooley and herself, sailed from San
Francisco on the "Siberia" for Manila,
to become the wife of Joseph B. Cooley.
She landed in Manila on August 12,
and the marriage took place the same
*estening. The marriage was very quiet,
-only a few intimate friends of the
contrac~ting parties being present. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. J. L.
McLaughlin. Miss Frances Cooley,
sister of the groom, and a~ - hildhood
playmate of the bride, was ma,id of
honor, and Major Alexander J. Rob
ertson was best man. After a short
honeymoon, Mr. ana arrs. Cooley will
be at home to their friends in Manila.
VERY LIT TLE PEOQRESS
IN THE "LABEL CASE"
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1).
the inv'oice and shipment.
The Nivison-Weiskopf Labels.
Mr. Christensen said he was told by
Mr. Ehrhardt where the la:bels were
stored and this brought forth another
tilt as to whether this was hearsay
evidence or not-all on the point
whether the labels offered were really
the Nivison-Weiskopf labels or not.t
The labels were compared with the1
original bill' of Nivison-Weiskopf.
The introduction of tiae invoice was
objected to because it was typewrit
ten a.rd not written; because it was1
unsigned, and because it was not
proven by the bookkeeper who made
The State contended that it was an
Sofficial record coming from the prop
er authorities as having come from
the dispensary and from the officials
charged in the indictment. The State
contended that the bill was prima faci
evdecea nd could be submitted as
"Well, let it go in,- was Judge Wil
son'es brief decision .s to whether the
bill for the labels was admissible as
The labels were also given the of
ficial "0.. K."
Bids on Label Contract.
It was finally permitted to get
through the legal firing lines that a
bid on the labels was made by the
'tate and Walker, Evans & Cogswell.
M.Johnstone, in objection to some
of the evidence, suggested that no
P< ssible good could come from coun
s.l "sassing" each other.
On cross-examination by Col. Nel
son, Mr. Christensen said he was paid
$5 a cay, while actually engaged. Mr.
Christonsen said while lawyers were
getting good fees he was simply get
ting his expenses, no more. He was
asked why he was so positive the Ia
bels exhibited were those gotten at Ihe
dispensary, and at the dispensary
hearing he "believed" they were the
The cross-examination continued up
and down, merrily chasing who, when
and where, certain papers cane into
He was insistently asked if the State
and Walker, Evans a Cogswell did
not know he did not want the labels.
He said he simply asked for bids. He
never intended to buy the labels, but
he simply wanted comparative prices.
He offered no inducement to the bid
ders, but simply wanted to know what
it would cost to duplicate the order.
Very likely the bidders he asked for
figures knew why h'e was asking for
Mr. Johnstone brought out that
there were pencil marxs on the Nivi
son-Weiskopf bill in Mr. Christensen's
handwriting. Mr. Lyon 'protested
against any improper imputations be
ing made against the witness as the
figures merely showed the footings of
the number of labels.
He made the notations while work
ing on the famous investigating com
mitttee. He did not, of his own know
ledge know whether Mr. Boykin had
seen the invoice in question. He went
out and secured evfidence and became
a witness before the committee on the
label matter. He asked for bids from
the State and Walker, Evans & Cogs
well, on the labels, beca.use they were
practical men and were in that line of
He and Mr. Lyon and Mr. Hay were
on the sub-committee to investigate
overcharges and prices.
There was a prolonged legal de
bate as to using certain testimony ad
duced at the previous investigation re
garding the identity of the labels1 The
court held that the question in the
record could not be used, bu1t that Mr.
Christensen could give .his testimony
by refreshing his memory.
The pencil memorandum in no wise
changed the orginal bill, but were
He figured, as shown by the pencil
memoranda on the bill, that the twen
ty-one million labels would label $6,
350,000 worth of liquor.
Peneil Figures en invoice.
Merry legal tangle number forty
seven, more or less, as to whether it
was permissible -evidence as to wheth
er the witness could explain his pen
cil figures On the. original invoice
which were made to show bow much
liquor the labels would brand or mar
Mr. Nelson, Mr. Johns'tone, Mr.
Welch, Mr. Timmerman, Mr. Raysor,
all took a turn- at th'e Rick against Mr.
Christensen going into the purpose
of the penicil notations on the original
bill and that the figu'res are not a part
of the invoice, and then an hour or
more was spent arguing on the com
petency of the prosecution offering the
evidence of Mr. Christensen, in its
entirety, as offered before~ the inves
Col. Abney Figures.
Col. B. L. Abney, of cousel for the
State, took a turn in the legal gym-j
nastics today on the question of ad
mitting Mr. Christensen's original tes
timony on the labels in its entirety.
The court decided that the question
aked by Mr. Stevenson was admissi
ble and it was so admitted.
Mr. Stevenson finally read Mr.
Christensen's entire evidence as to the!
identification of the labels, when the
samples were taken years ago at the
starting of the invest!gation.
Slurs at Christensen.
Mr. Lyon resented tne suggestion of
Mr. Nelson that Mr. Christensen was
a "professional investigator and that
e had stirred up this Asylum mat
ter." Mr. Christensen said he had
done his duty, that nle had done so at
personal sacrifice and never had re
ceived a cent more than his expenses,
often not that.
W. H. Cogswell on St.and.
Mr. W. H. Cogs-well, of the Walker,
Evans & Cogswell company, was pre
sented as 'a. witness. tre had p'revious
ly testfied that their firm wonla sup
ply the twenty-one -':iion labels for
S9,185. The bill from NivisonWeis
kopf was $35,800-a difference of over
$26,000. Judge Wilson held that it
was competent for the witness to tes
tify for What he wou:d supply the la
Hc testified that there was no great
fluctuation in prices. tle was willing
to exactly duplicate the Nivison-Weis
kopf order for $9,185 and there was a
profit of $2,000 in it for his firm. Ob
jection was made to the question be-1
cause the bid was not brdught to the
attention of the defenc!ants at the time
of the purchase, but months after
when the investigation started.
Mr. Cogswell was not started on his
cross-examination -before the court ad
journed for the day, after a day of
hard legal fighting.
LABEL GRAFT CASE
IS NOW ON TRIAL
Celebrated Dispensary Prosecution isi
Again Resumed by State-Con
Columbia, Sept. 26.-L. W. Boykin
and John Bell Towill, former mem
bers of the State liquor dispensary
board; W. 0. Taturn, rormer commis
sioner of the dispensary; M. A. Good
man, a liquor salesman,, and Dennis
Weiskopf. a Cincinnati business man,.
were placed on trial here today on a
charge of conspiring to defraud the
The case is what is known as the
dispensary scandal and -has been on
the docket several years.
It is alleged that Boykin, Towill,
and Tatum as .members of the board,
through Goodman and Weiskopf, pur
chased from a Cincitnati concern $35,
000 worth of labels for wiskey bottles
and that $22,000 of this amount was
returned to the St4te officers as
The supply of labe!s bought in 1905
was enough to last the State ten years. -
The dispensary was abolished in 1907.
Persistent argument over the ad
mission or rejection or testimony of
witnesses and the entrance of recurds
into the evidence were the predomi
nating fatures of the first day of the 1
trial in the celebrated "laibel" case, <
which was commenced this morning]
in the court of generai sessions, Judge
Wilson presiding. The case is one of
the so-called dispensary "graft cases."
Defense and prosecution stating them
selves ready for trial in the case of
the State against W. 0. Tatum, for
merly dispensary commissioner; L. W.
Boykin and John Bell Towill, former
members of the dispensary board on
the charge of conspiracy to defraud
the State, the trial commenced when
court convened about 10 o'clock.
A number of attorneys representing.
each of the defendants began a pre
liminary skirmisi ovter the question
as to fIehy Dennis Weiskopf, the oth
er defendant on the docket in this case
was not tried along with the three
mentioned. Attorney General 3. Fraz
er Lyon is in charge of the prosecu
The Governor a Spectator. (
Governor Blease was a spectator of I
the trial throughout the morning ses
sion. He came in shortly after the -
jury had been drawn and listened ~
with apparent attention to the testi- ~
mion.y of the witnesses and the attor
ney's arguments. During the argu- I
ment on the admission of the stub .d
book as evidence, he shook hands with f
Attorney Stevenson and remarked on d
the "time-killing phase which -the i
case had already begun to develop. t
The indictment which was read to e
the jury charges that the three de- i
fendants, Tatu.m, Boykin and Towill, j
were officials of the State dispensary, d
that they entered into a conspiracy to .v
defraud the State in the purchase of a
a number of labels from the Nivisson- lI
Weiskopf company at a total expendi- p
ture of about $35,000, defaulting the 'I
State of the sum of $22,500 in the. u
Clemson College Letter.
In the history of Clemson college S
the session just opening promises to I
be the greatest. Over 800 students C
were enrolled, and af.ter standing ex- b
aminations near,ly that number are t
still here. The new course, knownl t
as the work boy course, which enables 0
a boy to work an'd attend classes al- t
ternate weeks, is proving very popu
lar. Twenty-sev'en boys are now pur- is
suing this course. n
Great imprcovements have been e
'made to the college property during .f
the summer. In addition to the im- ~
provements of barracks the new dairy n
building has been completed and V
equipped, two large concreate silos s
have been built, and the farm ~barns
are now under construction.
The encampment at the State fair d
this year will rest largely with the a
boys. If they want to go, the trip ist
virtually assured. The decision will l
be made by the president of the board P
of truseens and the president of the il
At the close of
and at the same
your blessings, a
If you have he
you weary with.,
sleep and wake4
the first and gre,
work waiting ev<
ing is yours. If
tained by regula:
and riches of the
home and friend
of these blesing
We have a larger number of boys
an usual here from our county. They
L-e: J. A. Berly, G. E. Berly, C., K.
pting, C. E. Folk, W. W. Herbert,
ec11 Jacobs, B. M. Jon.e, Chest.r
ong, W. C. Keith, P. H. Senn, A. L.
healy, J. B. Smith, J. M. Sniith, J. A.
ingley and J. M. Watkins.
Knowing ,I the wide-spread trouble
at the ingus boll rot of cotton, Is
using in the State we have asked
of. H. W. Barre, of the experiment
uttion corps to give us the following
ticle on the subject:
The Fungus Boil Rot of Cotton.
During the past few years cotton
thracnose has spread all ever South
rolina. It is now causing a greait
nual loss to the cotton growers. I
ve just returned from a trip through
reral badly infested sections of the
ate and find that this disease seems
be causing greater loss than ever
During the past two years we have
en conducting a careful investiga
n of this disease and studying the
if history of the fungus which caus
it: As a result of this inves'tigatiQn
eare now able to control the dis
Anthracnose first appears on the
tside of the boll as a small dark to
rplish colored spot. This spot
idually increases in size until the
ire boll is affected. If such bolls be
topen the insiae -is found to be
colored and rotten.1
We have found in our investigations
Lre that the fungus which causes this
ease lives in the sed. Sed taken
m mature boils Which were slightly
ease lives in the seed. Seed taken
ntsj' and spores of the fungus in
m, and where suclI seed were plant
diseased plants dere found to de
op from them. On such diseased
lnts the majority ot the .bolls were
eased. We also found thiat when
picked cotton from healthy stalks
nd planted the seed :from these on
an which had not been in cotton the
evious year we t'a4T no anthracnose.
e investigation turther shl thr'
der ordinary conditions the fungus
es not live in the old diseased boils
d stalks for more than one year.
ithis shows, then, that by using
d which are free from disease and
cticing a one year's rotation we
nget rid of anthrac*nose. This has
n demonstrated in the fields on
eexperiment station during 'the past
> seasons and is being further dem
strated on a number of farms
oughout the State this season..
notner impcranit act brought out
1this investigation is that a great
any farmers are bringing the dis
e on to their places in seed bought
m seed houses and seedsmen- t]
ay of the worst cases of anthrac- c
e were brought about in this way. s
ewould advise that every planter s:
cure his seed from his own farm. }
hr this or buy from some one c
'h you know does not have the
sea. on his place. Anthracnose is
bad di3cc.e but it can be easily con- 9
oled by following the treatment out- -
ed above. We trust that every
anter in South Carolina will keep
..s in n when he goes to pick -
the year is a good time to take an ii
time it might not be unprofitablE
fter the cheerful habit of Mrs. Wig
i like stinging bees around her.
alth-radiant, glowing health, th
i good day's work to dreamless r<
3 you to the opportunities of anotl
itest of life's blessings is yours. I
.ry day for you to do, the second gr
you have a home and friends, a
calculation is yours.
a savings account is another bless
home and the nest-egg that have
r saving is more precious than the"
very wealthy. If you have healt
3, and a good savings account, the
s cannot help but add to the joy o:
i and a Happy New Year.
I in Our Savings Department Ea
Annum, Compounded Semi-annual
Here Gain the High Average Se
elative Small, Careful Investments.
OF NEWBERRY, S. C.
\ a pateni
suits are guaranteed by; Daube
Chicago, to be all pure wool and
Hercules will out-wear two si
mnake regardless of price.:
Clothing, Shoes, flats, Ge
Newberry, - -
ds cotton and when hie plans, for his Qakiand
ilanting next season. the~ mill
NOTICE TO CREDITORs.
All persons having demands against F. N. Ma
le estate of Theodore N. Kibler, de
eased, will render an account of the
ame, duly attested, to the under- ITEA
igned, at Columbia, S. C., or to H. C. An exa
[olloway, Esq., at Newberry, S. C~, by ficates' w.
ctober 15, 1911. ~county' si
R.obt. Y. Kibler, Friday, 0
Administrator. tion wl
-19-1tawSt a. mn.
Notice is hereby given that the an- County E
,al meetng of the stokholder of J.R-Ot
f there is
ing to be
rns. 4 per
I find the coat has
ted double lining in
re at the arm pit;
here the wear i
rere. You will find
t lined throughout
rculone, (a special's
Lade only,fo .Her
its) and all seams
ed with tape-not
nary white, spongy
spe, but a wider
ch stronger one. In
Sto this, Hereules
Cohn & Company,
ishower proof. A
its of any other
RY CO. K
- S. C..4
Cotton Mills will be held at
building at 11 o'clock a. in,.
, the 5th day of October, 191L.
.W. H. Hunt,
mmationi for teachers' certi-.
.11 be held in the office of the
oerintendent of education on
ctober 6, 1911. The examnina
begin promptly at 9 o'clock
nts to furnish all stationery.
L. S. Wheeler,
upeintndent nf Education.