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H. H. EVANS EXAMINED
ON DISPENSARY MATTERS
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1).
of them which would reflect on their
standing as honorable, upright men; j
thought the Ansel commission was
competent to wind up dispensary, but!
lie had never had any dealings with
them. Said Mordecai and Hagood represented
him at his trial. He denied,
in toto Blease's charge against the
Ansel commission and the attorney
general. He was questioned at length
by several members of the committee.
tTodie M. Rawlinson, chairman of
the dispensary board of control when
it was abolished, was the next witness.
He knew nothing about how much al- .
cohol was on hand when the Ansel
commission took charge: remembered.1
no one having talked to him about thej
alcohol before Blease sent in his "Mes-j
sage Xo. 4." Knew nothing of the
so-called Wylie compromise, and the;
Farnum trial, was never consulted j
about the actions and doings of the j
Ans-cl commission and was never called
before the Blease commission. Had
never been called in consultation by!(
Governor Blease with reference to}
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maicers 111 .ufsoag-c -x. i
Rawlinson said he was never summoned
before the Arise' commission
and knew nothing as to matters coni
tained in Blease's message.
Mr. Cary asked Rawlinson if he |
could suggest any party or parties'
who could prove or disprove the governor's
charges against the Ansel!
commission and he said "No." Stated
that he consider J the Ansel commis- J
sion honorable men and competent to;
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wind up the State dispensary, saiu i
lie had never offered the attorney gen- I
eral any money for considerations of j
immunity, etc,, and knew of no one
else who had. He exonerated the Ansel
commission and the attorney gen-;
eral of all charges made by Governor!
Joe B. Wylie, a member of the dis- j
pensarv board when the dispensary
was abolished and who turned State's
evidence in the "graft" trials, was the
next on the stand. He was a member
of th?e board with Rawlinson and i
Black. Told of hib being indicted in |
Chester and Richland and his being'
given immunity on turning State's
evidence. Said he paid nothing for
the immunity and gave no money or
consideration to the attorney general.
Faid money to no one IW luiuiuuiij, |
and knew of no one who had paid the ?
attorney general anything in connec- j
tion with any of the trials. Knew; i
nothing about the matters mentioned j ]
in Blease's message. Didn't know Fel
<Ier and never he^rd cf him until they
were out of office. Said he never saw ,
F^der, and 'the board of which he j
was a member didn't pay Felder any .
rebates. Considered the Ansel com- j
mission upright, honorable men and ^
thought the}- were competent. Said, 1
"they were good as anybody and I
don't believe you could have gotten any j
better. I know you couldn't have .
gotten a better man than J. Steele 1
"Do you think the State was a heavy .
loser under the old dispensary com- ]
mission?" Mr. Carv asked the witness. ]
"I can't figure where the State lost ,
ra-nii^d Said he knew <
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the State had recovered much money, ]
' through the Ansel commission. j
Towill Tailed to Stand.
The committee declined to excuse; <
John Bell Towill from testifying and; j
called him to the stand as the next (
witness. He was a member of the dis- ;?
pensary board of control in 1904-1905.^
He said there was an indictment pend- (
ing against him; that he had offered!
--i oft-nrnpv g'PTl- !
no consia-erauun iu v. 0
eral, the Ansel or the Blease commis- ,
sfon. Had never had any negotiations <
irith Attorney General Lyon. Knew j ]
of no one who could throw any light <
on the charges. !,
Asked as to the charges that Felder 1
had been favored with purchases and
had paid rebates contained in the gov- i
ernor's message, Towill said all he ;
knew of this was that H. H. Evans
told him that he and Felder had a disj??rwment
over the business consider
tion in the awarding of the contracts!
for liquor. Could not remember the'
exact conversation, or whether Evans
had said that Felder paid him rebates,'
but he understood that it was a dis-i
agreement over something connected
with the matter. He said that H. H.
Evans had told him (Towill) that Fel
der was interested in, or rather con
trolled the liquor house of "Sydney1
Lucas," of Nashville, Tenn., from
which the dispensary board, of which;
iie was a member, bought a good deal
of liquor. Said that this conversation
took place at the time the Ansel commission
was investigating the dispen- j
sarv affairs and was in the Columbia J
hotel. Repeated his statement that he,
wouldn't say Evans told him that Fel- j
der paid rebates, but that he and
Felder had fallen out over the business
consideration. Said that "Evans
said Felder wanted to hog th-e whole j
As Towill Figured It.
Pressed as to what he understood
by Evan's statement that "Felder :
wanted to hog the whole thing," Towill
dodged a direct answer. Said there :
was a general disturbance about the:
matter but finally admitted under close j
questioning by Senator Carlisle that
..?,tnvL-;nrui Fnidor wns not setting
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aiough of orders and H. H. Evans was
not getting enough of money out of it.
"Evans usually took care of himself,"
added the witness. "Mr. Evans never
at any time told me he got a cent out j
of the dispensary," said Towill. "Why
then, do you say that Evans usually
Look care of himself, and what do you
mean by that?" asked Senator Carlisle, j
and Towill hesitated and was evident- |
ly "put to" to answer the question.
He said he didn't want to be unjust to 1
Mr. Evans in explaining why he said'
this and the question was not pressed. J
Liquor Shipped. Without Order.
Towill testified that while he was a
member of the dispensary board at every
award for whiskey twice and thrice
rh? amnnnr ordered would be shipped
every time. "While I was a member
of the board very few if any purchases
were made but that a few days after*
the yards would be flooded with carload
after carload," he said. "The last'
few weeks of our term not one-fifth of'
the whiskey shipped to the State dispensary
was ordered," he continued, j
He stated, however, that the whiskey,!
while it was not ordered, was taken ;
in and kept.
"At the first meeting of our board,1
after we were elected, over 100 car-j
loads of whiskey were shipped to the!
State dispensary which were not or-;
dered and that shipment and the one j
made the last meeting we had were the j
largest shipments in the history of the j
dispensary," were part of the matters i
related of the doings of the board of
which he was a member by John Bell
Towill in His testimony, ne 2>CUU.
the whiskey was kept.
H. H. Evans was chairman of the I
board, and in reply to a question by
Mr. Carlisle, if Evans appeared to
have money at that time, the witness
said he was always genial and ready |
to -entertain his friends.
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Explaining the great excess of whiskey
shipped at the first meeting of
their board, Towill said it had been
recommended by the board which they j
succeeded. That the estimate of the
whiskey needed was made up by the
dispenser and that they took the whiskey
and kept it, as it appeared to be j
deeded. Said that Evans dt^jiot pro- j
test against keeping this large purchase.
He said that he met T. B. Felder
when he was a member of the legislature
and a number of times while
serving on the dispensary board. Said
that he made no sales of liquor and
had no business dealings with him.
In reply to a question Towill said
that he was summoned several times
to appear before the Blease commission
and that finally, when they sent:
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a.n automobile witn a wru aiiw mm
he came but the board did not compel j
him to testify when Tie told them of
the indictments against him and his
stating that it would probably injure
his case. He sa*^ that he knew nothing
about the Blease board.
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Senator Sullivan, said he did not pro- \
:est against the excessive liquor pur?hases
because he thought the dispen-*
sarv could use it. He was bombarded j
svith questions from all the members j
}f the committee along this point. j
Doesn't Think Str.ie Lost.
"I don't thfnk the State was a loser j
jnder the old dispensary system and j
lon't know whether the State was a j
1 nn/)pr thp Ansel commis-i
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5ion," said TowiJl, replying to a ques-!
sion from Mr. Gary. "But I don't |
think the State made anv money under j
them," he continued. He said that he 1
considered the "conscience" money
sent to the State by liquor houses j
which admitted overcharges was "like;
taking candy from a baby."
Towill testified that he really knew j
very little about what went on when j
ha was a member of the dispensary;
board, that the board frequently met i
and adjourned only ordering a little I
whiskey; that the clerk made out or-!
ders for -whiskey during the rec-ess and
he didn't know who dictated the or-,
der or the orders for the large ship-1
ments. "I didn't know much more
about it than you did," he told Mr. j
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Daniel, who was quectionmg nun, uuu
"I wish to God I hadn't taken as much
interest in it as I did," he continued,
and stated that he didn't remember of
having signed or read over an order
for whiskey in his life while a member
of the board. Mr. Cary asked;
Towill if his position on the board
wasn't what was called honorary, and
to this th witness assented.
(Jot Letters From Feider.
Questioned by his attorney, Mr. Asbill,
who was present, Towill said that
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Evans and Boykin to form a liquoi
corporation while he was a member
of the board. He referred to the three
letters which he got from Folder about
that time and which he turned over
to the Bloase commission and whirl.
Tvnintn,i tlir.ii* vpnnrt Snirl 11 !
<i i c pi in i. vu in i"<-n i- ..w... I
didn't turn over the letters to th<Ciiristensen-Lyon
investigating eojn- j
mitt.ee on ad\ice of counsel and or.h
turned them over to the Elease commission
because they knew of thorn
and demanded them. Said he didn't
know iiow tlie B lease commission knc-'.v
he had the lett rs. lie said that he
talked over the letters with Feld-r 2:
the Jerome Hotel in the presence oi
Boykin and H. H. Evans; that he hau
told several, wnom ne cuu noi nun rvmomber,
about the conversation.
Towill was put through a grilling
examination and seemed to be nervous
all the time he was on the stand. The
committee plied him with questions
as to his conduct 011 th-e board and of}
his knowledge of the affairs \vhich i
were carried on. Tt was 1.15 when the j
committee finished with him and a re- j
cess for dinner was then taken until j
J. L. Thorpe, of Aiken, bookkeeper!
for the Ansel commission, was the;
first witness in the afternoon. He explained
what his duties were and ex- j
plained the alcohol sale as has been j
told heretofore Mr. Thorpe had,'
charge of the books, vouchers, etc., of j
the commission. "The committee is
not resporsible for any charge and I
am responsible for errors," said Mr.
Thorpe, explaining the error of one;
day too much in Dr. Murray's account.
Mr. Thorpe made up the vouchers al-:
lowing 28 clays, when April had thirty
days, h-ei deducted one day for Sunday,
when he should have deducted
two, and the mistake was made by j
him. He discovered one day too many
in the account which he made for Dr. j
Murray for the time in April, 1907.
"Hub" Evans tlie "Feature."
The testimony of "Hub" Evans, of
Newberry, who was at one time chairman
of the dispensary board of control,
was decidedly the feature of the I
afternoon session. For three hours '
the former chairman told dispensary j
history, particularly concerning T. B. i
Felder and the latter's alleged efforts!
to get "a frame-up" to sell liquor to;
The testimony of Mr. Evans had not
been concluded when the committee,
at 6 p. m., adjourned to meet tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock, at which
time his examination will be continued, j
Prefers Felder's Presence.
"Hub" Evans prefaced his testimony
with a question of personal, privilege.
He said he would prefer that
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for he did not like to say anything;
behind a man's back.
He said that he represented himself
individually. He characterized as
false the assertion made by former!
Governor John Gary Evans, in his testiwony
last week, that Governor Blease
had been his ("Hub's") counsel, and
said that Blease had never represented
oicr* naiipr? at fflTsft W. P. Steven- i
JL ITT U1UU iiwiivu - ? - - ? . ? son's
statement that he had seen written
evidence of his ("Hub's") having
received graft in Atlanta, and also the
statement that Felder is said to have
made to Attorney General Lyon that
Hub was once or twice on the verge of
turning 8Ta:ers evidence. He dubbed
this "an infamous lie."
Denies Cliarge by Blease.
He also said that he was never in !
a conference in Atlanta with Attorney
General Lyon, T. B. Felder and John |
Gary Evans, as charged by Governor
Blease. He said that the only time
he had -ever seen Lyon in Atlanta was
once when he was over there to see!
Felder, and while in the latter's office!
Mr. Lyon came in and he told Felder j
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to Dring mm tnat iiif.y wmeu cLuvjiii, |
five minutes on just ordinary topics; !
that he didn't know* Mr. Lyon was go- j
ing to be in Atlanta and that was' the!
only time he had ever seen him there.
He said that the attorney general had
never asked him any question relative
to the old dispensary matter.
He said that Governor Blease did
not ask him about any Atlanta conference;
that after the governor sent
his message in which this was charged
he asked him, some time later,
where he got the information about
any such a conference held, but did
not state the source of his information.
He said he told Blease tnere never
was any such conference held.
Known Felder 2.? Years.
In reply to a question witness said
he had known Feld-er for 25 years or
more; that the first time he saw Felder,
after he was elected, was at Nashville,
Tenn; that Folder's cousin, T. J.
Feld -r, and Dudley, formed a whiskey
firm under the name of "Sydney LtiI
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