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cas," using the name of an obscure
barkeeper for the reason that they
were prominent socially ana aiun i
want it known that their names were
connected with the liquor house; that
they and T. B. Felder, "with whom he
was friendly," said to him, "you ought
to do something for us down in tnai i
country;" that he told them if their
"whiskey came up to the standard and
prices were the same as others, he f
didn't see why they couldn't get some
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Dudley didn't think they were getting
enough business from the State dis-1
pensary and they sent T. B. Felder to
* see him at Newberry, which was sotne'
18 months before he went out of office;
that T. B. Felder came to see him j
' . rnattpr for
several times auuui, , ?
"you know Tom is a fellow who never j
lets up," said Evans. j
The Drinks Located.
Finally "Hub" said that T. B. Felder
came to see him and told him that,
he had bought out the "Sydney Lucas"
company and that Felder spent the
day in Newberry. He said that he in
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troaucea jpeiuer lu JD? XX. AUXa, |
Purcell and others about town; that
Felder was a man who liked his dram
and he said, "Can't you take us to
some place where we can get a drink." j
He said he told him he thought he
-n/vii'M "EVirier said, "lead me to it;"
that he took them up in Cole. L. i
Blease's office, introduced Felder to
Blease and the latter pulled out thewhiskey
and they had their drink. He J
said that Felder first mentioned the
company to him in Atlanta and after-;
wards came to Xewberrv to see him,
oil the occasion mentioned, but he was j
too busy and then Felder wrote him
in October, he said that he would ex- j
plain the whole "scheme where we
could get rick quick."
"T. B ? Letters.
Ke referred to the "T. B." letters
' "Rlpac;^ .
given out last yt?<tx" u* ^^ ^,
which alleged that Felder tried to get
"Hub" Evans to go into a company on
a "frame-up" to sell the dispensary,
and which Evans turned down. Witness
said he never intended the letters
to be printed; that they T\vere stolen
from his desk and read and that he
gave them to Governor Blease when
the latter asked him for them; said ne
didn't tell the Lyon-Christensen committee
about the Felder letters because
they didn't ask him for them. He said
that after the investigation started he
was in Atlanta talking to Felder and
asked him, "Tom suppose those letters
would fall into Lyon's hands?" and
that Felder replied, "I am too smart
for,them to catch me."
Says Called Felder Liar.
He related ail incident that a lawyer
named W. M. Hough, "the one that
made Taft say what whiskey was" said
Evans, representing A. L. Dunn, Grabfelder's
man, to whom Evans had given
an affidavit that he had never paid
any rebates, was told by Felder in
Washington that Evans had turned
State's evidence and all he had to do
wras to see him and he would tell him
to advise Grabfelder to pay over $50,000
to Ftelder, and that he denounced
Felder as a liar in his office in the
presence of Dunn and Hough. Grabfelder's
was a house which had been
judged guilty by the Ansel commission
nf overcharges and Felder was trying
to collect the money out of them.
Regrets Connection with Dispensary.
"While I honestly regret ever having
had anything to do with it," said
Evans, referring to the old State dispensary
and the criticism of the same,
"yet the' liquor houses which were
said to have paid graft under the old
Slate dispensary are today selling liquor
to the county dispensaries at a
higher price than th^ eld State disI.ens^ry
The witness offered to assist the
.J(1V wav that he could and
t'Uli.iii; uuj -
promised to ask Governor Blease for
the "T. B." letters for the committee
to inspect, the letters to be returned
to Evans by the committee. He said
that if he had the records of his office
uh?!e he was on the dispensary board
he could give the committee all the information
desired as to the doings of
the dispensary while he was on the
board, but that the detectives employed
by the Christensen-Lyon investigating
committee in 1905 ransacked his
office in his absence and got possession
of the data.
"You won't find all the minutes of
my board, for they -tvere burned, at
least part of them, in the Columbia
liotel by Goodman and G. H. Charles,"
he said. He, however, said if the Attorney
general would assist him he
nr/Miirt frM together such of the records
as were left and then use thein in his
"Hub" Evans is an interesting talker
and a good sized audience heard his
testimony this afternoon. He will b-3
on the stand when the committee resumes
in the morning at 9.30 o'clock.
Accuracy and Honesty.
"Accuracy is the twin brother of
honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty."
THE "T. Ii." LETTERS
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1).
indictment and it might prejudice his |
Boykin said he never heard of any!
altercation between Evans and Felder
and didn't know they were intimate.
Witness said he and Towill were sur-j
prised at Felder's proposition in the
Jerome hotel. Didn't know whether
Evans was surprised or not, for, said
be, "you know him as well as I do and
nothing seems to jostle him."
Witness knew nothing of any charges
against Attorney General Lyon and
the Ansel commission.
"Hub** Evans Resumes. i
H. H. Evans resumed the stand and
continued his testimony of yesterday.
Resuming his narrative of Felder, said
Felder told him he had purchased the
"Sidney Lucas" company, and had his
stock paid for. Said Felder stated the j
plan was "going" in Georgia and he!
wanted to get it "going" in South Carolina.
He said he told Felder the
"scheme" was impractical. The conversation
referred to was after letter j
of October 2, 1905. He said he told j
Boykin and Towill that Felder wanted |
to see them before the time they metj
at tne Jerome noiei. oaia dujaiu nam ;
he didn't want to see Felder. Said he j
paid no attention to Felder's conversation
with Boykin and Towill as "I was
used to Felder's gabbing along."
Accepted Some Ties Once.
Evans said he knew of none who'
had rec-eived any gift or money out- j
side of one time he received and ac-!
cepted half dozen ties. Knew of no i
State officer, senator, representative,
etc., who had represented any liquor !
house. Said representatives of liuqor;
houses, "who had tried all kinds of;
parliamentary tactics 011 him," but:
only one who had offered any money
outside of Tom Felder was M. A. j
Goodman, who once came into his j
room with a roll of cash and offered!
| him a bribe. Evans said John Black \
was present, standing at head of stairs
'Evans said he kicked Goodman down j
the steps. Evans said Goodman's j
house got orders after this; that all'
liquor for dispensary was ordered on'
i requisition of the commissioner. Wit!
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: ness saiu ne never saw ?auuuiiiciu muuu i
after the incident referred to, but that;
he was around Columbia.
! Tried to Evade Liquor Drummers. I
I Mr. Evans said it was in the Cald- j
well hotel that he kicked Goodman j
I down the steps when he (Goodman) j
offered him money. "Witness said he!
I moved around to the Caldw.ell hotel to I
be out of the way of liquor drummers, j
and that he left orders that when they j
called he was "not in" to them.
I "Goodman was a smart Aleck," said j
; "Hub", referring to the fact that the'
! last time he saw Goodman was when i
the latter came down here before the \
Ansel commission. Witness said he j
J gave the governor none of the infor- j
i mation set out in "Message No. 4," and j
i he never talked to him about it until i
he had read it in the papers. Repeat- j
ed his statement that he told the gov-;
ernor there was no conference held in j
Atlanta between him, John* Gary;
j Evans, Felder and Attorney General!
1 Lyon. Said he did not know where j
i the governor got the information in j
i the message.
Yisit to Blease.
At 1.40 a recess of five minutes was
taken to allow a committee, consisting
of Messrs. J. J. Evans and J. H. i
Clifton, to go down to the governor's j
office and ask him for the "T. B." let-1
; ters, which "Hub" Evans referred to
in his testimony. * The committee re- ;
. turned and reported that the governor
replied to their request for the "T. B.";
letters that he would "not turn them!
i owr to the committee except upon or-;
der of a circuit judge."
"T nrrl Vrtur time. T WOuld be:
: delighted," said H. H. Evans, when |
i Senator Carlisle asked him if h? had :
any objections to the letters coming i
before the committee. He said he
would be glad to have the committee j
sec- the letters.
"Do you know anything either by,
the record or otherwise tending to sub- j
stanxiate the charges made by the'
governor in Message Xo. 4," Senator
Carlisle asked H, H. Evans.
"No, sir,' was the reply. He said he ,
jknew nothing to substantiate the!
Didn't Say Letters Were Stolen.
Columbia, March 15.?Mr. H. H.
| Evans, who, in his testimony yester|
day referred to the "T. B." letters hav|
ing been taken from his desk by some|
one and read, stated that he did not jj
say the letters were stolen from his
desk, but that they were read by somei
one without his knowledge. "You
know I would not object to my friends j
reading the letters," he said by way'
of explanation. These are the letters;
which "Hub" stated -Felder had writ- j
|ten him and which he turned over to'
; Governor Bl-ease, and which the latter;
today refused to let the investigating j
i committee have.
A capricious conceit
A series of capital c
A deluge of deliciow
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
By Frank M. Schumpert, Esquire,
WHEREAS, Mrs. Jane C. Whitman
and Mrs. Sallie Eargle made suit to
me to grant them letters of adminis- J
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dred and creditors of the said E. P.
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day of March, Anno Domini, 1912.
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