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mever held any such conference and
knew nothing about it; that he had
never Been Attorney General Lyon
outside of the State, and that he had
aieyer seen H. H. Evtans outside of
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having seen "Hub" Evans for
lour years, until the inauguration of
o^ernor Blease. None of the gentle?evn
referred to had spoken to him
ha an advisory manner as to conduct
?f themselves relative to the dispensary
affairs. He said again that there
"was do foundation for such a charge
as to tlie alleged Atlanta conference.
Mr. Evans stated that he had never
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*ralt Just after the election of Mr. Ly to
as attorney general he met Felder
n a train coming from New York;
Ibat in a conversation between them
fifcout South Carolina affairs they discussed
the dispensary situation and
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Hie individuals who were cnargea wiui
iJpafting from the dispensary; that
Fejkjfer said he believed he could furlash
the evidence which would prove
tiat certain liquor houses were graftis*
on the dispensary, and of connec- j
tfofe of individuals with it Mr. Evans j
**va of Mr. Lyon's hav-j
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lag just been elected and of his efforts!
to convict persons who were suspected j
* having been gilty of receiving graft, j
rind, in other vrordfe, of Mr. Lyon's effort
to uncover the old dispensary i
IfcSUd* and to convict persons guilty j
tf them. He said that Felder didn't
lftiow Attorney General Lyon.
Xo Kin to "Hub."
Mr. Evans stated that some time after
this he was in Columbia, met Mr.
Lyon at a hotel and told him of his
oiiversation with Felder and what he
kad 6aid. He said that was all he knew
about the matter, and had no knowledge
concerning any other matters,
llr. Evans offered in evidence an affidavit,
which, he said, he had obtained
from-Felder at the time this matnrin
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Governor Evans stated that lie had
*o connection with "Hub" Evans, either
in business, by blood relation or
marriage, and that he had never been
asked to represent him. He said that
ke could not understand the motives
f Governor Blease in trying to connect
his name with "Hub" Evans or to
reate the impression that he had ever j
kad any dealings with him. He said
llease had been Evans's personal
- ounsel, and he. could have found out i
tbe truth by asking "Hub" himself. In j
plainer terms, Governor Evans meant
that Governor Blease knew he (John
#ary Evans) had never been connect\
#a with H. H. Evans, and knew it when
he made the charge.
Attorney General Lyon next took
1te stand and he, too, stated that the
harge of a conference with John Gary j
vans, H. H. Evans and Felder, in
Atlanta, was false. He corroborated
Mr. Evans's testimony relative to the: j
statement concerning the conversation !
between John Gary Evans and Felder;
n the train coming from New York, j
and which Governor Evans told Mr.!
Lyon at Wright's hotel. Mr. Lyon said
lie had never heard of Felder until
Governor Evans told him of this conversation,
that he took the name dow:i j
and wrote to Felder; that later mere ;
was a conference among himself, Fel- j
ier and Chairman Murray, in Augusta, j
at which time a written agreement be-j
fcween Felder and the dispensary com-,
nission was drawn up and Feider
went to work on the matter of recovering
the overcharges from liquor
kousea and of unearthing the frauds
in the dispensary.
Lyon Says He Welcomes Investigation.
Mr. Lyon here stated that all the
orrespondence and records not only
ill JliS Office, DUt in ms aparuueuus,
and that all his private transactions
with banks and business concerns
were open to * the inspection of the
committee and he would give them
written permission to this effect. He
asked that the probe be made compete
as to him and he threw open everything
to their inspection.
Attorney General Lyon said he had j
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Bvans, and in reply to a question by
Senator Cariisle if he knew what the
governor w*as driving at in his question
on this matter, answered he tad
mo idea. Here Governor Evans remarked
that he had racked his brain
and couldn't imagine what Governor
Blease was driving at Mr. Lyon said
that the statement that information
bad been furnished by John Gary
Brans and H. H. Evans was, without
color of fact and absolutely false. He
then told of tb? indictment wbicb had
been found against "Huh" Evans at
Newberry and of the indictment now
pending aginst him in the Richland
county court for accepting rebates. He
paid that it was his intention to try
Mini and he expected the trial to result
in the conviction of "Hub" Evans
Mr. Lyon starort that on one occasion
several years ago Felder had told him
that he believed "Hub" Evans was
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about ready to confess and turn |
State's evidence* and Mr. Lyon said
lie had information to believe that
"Hub" Evans was on the verge of confessing
several times. That one time
I while in Atlanta he> found "Hub" Ev:*??/*
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! der, when he went to Felder's office
and that Felder told him he believed
"Hub" was ready to confess and that
he (Hub) had told Felder as much;
; that later he (Mr. Lyon) was sent for
and found "Hub" Evans and Felder
together in the latter's office But that I
when lie got in, "Hub" declined to say
| anything except that he had several j
: tips or "pointers" in his possession !
relative to dealings of certain persons
in the grafting from the dispensary;
I that he wasn't in office with these two
j more than five minutes, that when he
saw "Hub" wasn't going to say anyI
thing he left and that is the only time
' he ever saw "Hub" Evans in Atlanta, j
He said that FeldfT said "Hub" would
freeze up whenever he (Lyon) came j
I around and would not talk.
Mr. Lyon added that if H. H. Evans
would go on the stand and tell everything
he knows of the old dispensary
transactions from one end to the oth'
er he would be much inclined to grant
him immunity. He said this after he
had stated he had never received any
.nformation from "Hub" Evans in connection
with the dispensary fraud
prosecutions and he had never shown
him any favors. The attorney genera]
said that the evidence on which Evans
was indicted at Xewberry and at Columbia
was obtained by T. B. Felder.
Mr. Lyon stated that a detailed statement
of all the moneys he had receiv
<d was printed in tne report or tne
dispensary commission and the vouchers
were on file with the commission.
He denied having collected any money.
from liquor houses, and, in short, received
only his'salary and legitimate
expenses and had never taken any
money illegally. 1
Replying to a question Mr. Lyon
stated that Blease, while a member of
the investigating committee of 1905,
had rendered no assistance. He said
Farnum paid no other money than the
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,man paid 110 money for immunity but
that immunity was granted him after
he furnished the evidence which convicted
John Black and enabled the
commission to connect Henry Samuels
and Joe B. Wylie with the "graft"
resulting in their both turning State's
evidence. He said that at the Pulaski
hotel, in Savannah, Goodman gave him
a history of the "grafting" which had
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regime, that he (Goodman) stated
everyone connected with the dispensary
before it was abolished was in
the "grafting," except a few, among
whom was Gen. Wilie Jones.
Referring to the charges of Blease
in connection with the Fleischmann I
matter, Mr. Lyon said there were no
indictments against any of this name.
He told of the Fleischmann suit
against the State for claims, of the
proving of the overcharges against
them and of the settlement of their
claim by the commission.
Attorney General Lyon said he had
handed out indictments against every
member of former dispensary board
connected with the dispensary graft,
where he thought he had evidence to j
convict and that if Governor Blease or
any one else had evidence against any
person if they will present it to him
he will begin prosecutions against that j
person in the courts. He said that j
while he and the commission knewj
that Felder had been attorney for one
liquor house they had no evidence that i
his house had been guilty of paying;
any rebates, and that Felder had ad-!
vised this house to beware of the re- j
bates when the matter was discussed j
prior to the time of the abolition of j
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the State dispensary. He said that
Felder had been paid no fees other
than those he was entitled to under
tie contract with the commission.
One of the questions asked by Governor
Blease in that message of hisj
which caused the investigation to be :
ordered by the general assembly, was: i
"What became of the report of the de-!
tectives to the committee of certain
members of the house and senate and
why was this report not made public?" j
referring to the 1905 investigating j
committee. To this Mr. Lyon replied
that the reports of the detectives hadi
been forwarded to Senator Hay, chair-;
man of the committee, and that most
of them were subsequently sent to
Senator Christensen. Mr. Lyon said j
he had a few of them and he would
turn them over to the committee if:
so desired. Explaining the reason
why they hadn't been made public, the i
attorney general said the reports consisted
of various conversations and;
other matters, and that it hadn't been I
deemed wise to make them public, i
partly 'because some of them consisted
of only suspicion against some people j
and the publishing of the reports j
would damage them, and those people j
had not been and would not be prosecuted
for the reason that there was j
rot enough evidence to convict them, i
Replying to the question as to what I
ci'rn'na] prosecutions had been
brought, who had keen convicted and
what it had cost the State, and which
ones had been given immunity, the attorney
general referred to a letter he
wrote tne governor one year ago, giving
the list of those granted immunity,
and the other information asked for.!
A copy of this letter will be filed with
The Ansel Commission.
Mr. Lyon said the Ansel committee.
had done their work with an eye sin-;
gle to the best interests of the State, j
and spoke of the splendid work which:
they had performed. He 'stated the j
same concerning the work of several j
employed to assist in the work, among |
them being Messrs. Abney and Steven- j
son. The attorney general stated that
he had not deemed it advisable to
make public all statements which had 1
come into his possession concerning |
all persons connected with the dispensary
before its "decease." He mentioned
some affidavits, and correspondence,
which he had and which he was
ready to turn over to the commission.!
He said, for instance, that Joe- B. Wy- j
lie, had told him of one person being j
connected with the frauds, and he had i
not indicted this person because he
did not think it would be possible to
convict'him on the unsupported testi
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not in his opinion sufficient to secure
conviction, of other State officials, who |
were mixed up in these alleged;
That he has information against
some persons whom he e?pects to be
able to convict and some information i
against others whom he does not, all i
of which is at the disposal of the com- j
mittee, was a statement by the attor-!
Mr. Lyon "was prompt in answering j
all question?, and ready to assist the j
committee in its investigations of him- j
self in every way possible. He said
he fears nothing and is not afraid of
The committee took a recess until 3
p. m., for dinner, Attorney Genera?
Lyon still being on the stand. However,
when t> ey met at 3 o'clock Mr
Lyon stepped aside to allow Mr. Averv !
Fatton to be examined rs ^ was anv ;
ions to get away on an afternoon train, j
IWr T71 XT Parv irri for thn n 1
noon session, making the full member-;
ship o"' the committee present.
Asked as to amount of alcohol or.
hand when the Ansel commission toc\*
charge, Mr. Patton said a quantity was
on hand, and the records show it
in the I
I date st
(Whether the crop be <
it requires a constant, re
Without this, growth is i
j short. .The "Supreme'
j Brands supply this elemer
j for continuous nourishm
and entirely from high
\ Animal Tankage.
| One farmer (name on
"I have been using
I years and I have not had
with yours. The weed is
while my neighbors' cotti
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NOTICE OF ELECTION. j
WHEREAS, one-third of the resident
electors and a like proportion of
the resident free-holders of the age of
twenty-one yiears, of Utopia School
District, No. 10,' or i\ewDerry uuuix^,
State of South Carolina, have filed a
petition with the County Board of
Education of Newberry County, South
Carolina, petitioning and requesting
that an election be held in the said
School District on the question of repealing
one mill of the special annual
tax of two milte heretofore voted, levied,
and collected on the property located
in the said" School District.
NOW, THEREFORE, the undersign- j
ed, composing the County Board of I
J-" ii7r>nt:nn of Newberry County, South I
Carolina', do hereby order the Board !
of Trustees of the said School District.
Xo. 10 (Utopia School District) to hold
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cotton, corn or vegetables,
liable source of nitrogen.
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it in its most natural shape
ent. It is derived solely |
grade Blood, Bone and \
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any that would compare
heavily fruited, the cotton s
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FOR SALE BY
>pells, S. C. J. Andrew, Werts
ipells, S. C. Jas. D. Tidmarsh
am election 011 the said question of repealing
one mill of the two mill tax
heretofore voted, levied and collected
on the property in the said School District,
which said election shall be held
at Utopia School house, in the said
School District, No. 10, on Friday,
March 29, 1912, at which said election
the polls shall be opened at 7 o'eloek
*r> fKio fr?rpn<wn. and closed at 4
o'clock in the afternoon. The membexe
of the Board of Trustees of said1
School District shall act as managers
of said election. Only such electors 1
as reside in said School District and i
return real or personal property for j
taxation, and who exhibit their tax re- .
ceipts and registration cetificates as;
required in general elections shall be'
allowed to vote. Electors favoring a
repeal of the said tax shall cast a bal-,
lot containing the word "yes" printed j
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or written tnereon, ana eauu ciev-wi
opposed to such repeal shall cast a
ballot containing the word "no" written
or printed thereon.
Given under our hands and seals on.
February 29, 1912.
E. 0. COUNTS,
^County Board of Education of New
berry County, South Carolina.
XOTICE OF FI5AL SETTLEMENT.
Notice ic hereby given that I will
make final settlement of the estate of
J. H. Dominick, deceased, in the Pro
bate Court for Newberry County Soutfc
Carolina, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
on the fourth day of April, 1912, and
will immediately thereafter apply for
a final discharge as administratrix of
the estate of the said deceased. 4
Mrs. Alice Dominick.