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VERDICT NOT GUILTY
IN THE "LABEL" CASE
the three defendants clear.
ed by richland jury.
John Bell Towill, L. lYnit Boykin and
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V. iamm Aft? ucnai cu
Columbia, June 1.?The jury in the!
t "label" case returned a verdict of "not
guilty" this afternoon at 6 o'clock, in
the Richland county court, after two
hours and twenty minutes' delibera^
tion, thus saying to the world that
John Bell To will, L. Whit Boykin and
W. 0. Tatum were not guilty of con
spiracy to defraud the State out of
$22,500 on a purchase of 21,000,000
labels in 1905, while they were officials
of the late State dispensary, as
charged by the State. The defendants,
with their attorneys, were present
in court when the verdict was announced
and they were naturally elated
at their vindication.
The verdict came at the close of the
third H?v of the trial of this case.
This case last September resulted \
in a mistrial after the jury deliberated I
35 hours. The jury today was only a
little over two hours in reaching a
verdict of "not guilty."
Nol Pros for Weiskopf.
Dennis Weiskopf, of Cincinnati,
whose house sold the State dispensary j
the 21,000,000 labels in 1905 for $35,- j
000, out of which grew the charge of i
cto+A that. To will. Boykin, Tatum, j
I tav iwrwwvy
Goodman and Weiskopf formed a con-!
r spiracy to defraud the State out of
$22,500, was a spectator in the court;
during *the trial of tiis case, he having
testified for the State yesterday. As j
a result, he will get a nol pros entered
against him, according to an agree- j
ment he made with Attorney General i
oorrppinjy to testify. This J
JLiV UI1 uciv/i v to *
agreement has been referred to time
and again in the present trial.
T. B. Felder, of Atlanta, who was
the attorney of the Ansel winding-up]
commission, entered into the agreement
with Weiskopf, whereby the latter
agreed to testify for the State on
the condition . that the indictments
against him for conspiracy and per
jury were nol prossed. The attorney
general agreed to this on the condition
that Weiskopf come to South
Carolina and testify whenever he was
needed, and to carry out this agreement
he gave bond in the sum of $10,000.
His firm further agreed to return
part of the label purchase money to
the State whenever all indictments
against Weiskopf were nol prossed,
and deposited $7,500 in a trust com*
J - - jy
pany in Cincinnati, m me name 01 i.
B. Felder, J. S. Graydon, attorney for
John T. Early, and the attorney for
"Weiskopf, to be turned over to the
State whenever the criminal indictments
against Weiskopf were dismiss- j
Hard on Goodman.
5? KmiAr dpiTTlimPV.
v Al. A.. LxOOUllictu, L-Lic ii4uui uiu4?v.,
who is charged with having been the
"go-between"who engineered the deal
between the dispensary board and
Wei?kopf and Early, and who turned
State's evidence and is now living in
California, was bitterly denounced by
the lawyers for the defence in their
"Where is Goodman rtiid why isn't
he here to testify?" shouted R. H.
Welch. "Goodman is a dirty little,
contemptible scoundrel, wnom vv eiskopf,
his confederate, swore he
wouldn't believe on oath," exclaimed
Col. P. H. Nelson. "He is a self-confessed
thief and a cowardly little
wretch," was another expression used
describing Goodman. He was flayed
and scored by counsel for the defence,
who held him up to ridicule and scorn
throughout their speeches.
Attorney General Lyon, Solicitor W.
H. Cobb and Mr. W. F. Stevenson all
r*?scored the label deal in their speeches
and said that while the defence would
make Goodman out a scoundrel now,
still he was the intimate friend and
associate of Towill, Boykin and Tatum
in 190r>, during the label purchase.
"Goodman has won the undying hatred
of the grafters and made several
people uncomfortable since he agreed
l- -Pi-vT? Statp '' ftaid Attorney
LO tetSiJiJ1 i\ji _ ^
General Lyon in his speech to the
Savoring' of Politics.
The political feeling underlying the
trial made itself manifest when Col.
P. H. Nelson, of counsel for the defence,
said in his speech, "not the attorney
general has been given the last
speech in this case, but W. F. Stevenson,
the attorney who comes here for
blood money to asik you to convict the
defendants. I tell you if everything
should come out about how the dispensary
winding-up affairs have been
conducted it would make the hair of
the people of South Carolina siana up,
stand straight upon end at the manner
in which things have been run and at
the extravagance that has been
Mr. Stevenson, in reply, declared
that his employment as additional
counsel had been authorized by the
legislature and that in one case alone
he had helped in saving for the State
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"All I got. for five years' work," he
said in reply to a question of opposing
counsel, "was $12,500."
"You make that as a positive assertion?"
queried Attorney W. S. Nelson.
Before the judge commenced the
charge Attorney General Lyon made
the statement that as W. 0. Tatum
had gone on the stand and made a
clear explanation of the whole matter,
and as under the law he had noth...
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lng to do wilh' me laoei puiciiooc, uv
would not ask the jury to convict Tatum,
thus practically dropping the
case against him, and making it certain
that a verdict of "not guilty"
would be returned in Tatum's case.
WARRANT OUT FOR T. U. VAUGHN.
Greenville Man Charged With Heinous
Greenville, May 30.?In consequence
of a meeting of the board of trustees
of the South Carolina Odd Fellows'
Orphanage, held in this city Wednesday
night, a warrant was this morning
issued for the arrest of T. U.
Vaughn, erstwhile superintendent of
the orphan home, charging him with
rape, the alleged victim being one of
the little orphan girls under his
charge. The warrant has been placed
in the hands of Sheriff J. Perry Poole
for service, but as yet he has been
unable to apprehend the accused.
The affair has created a sensation
in church circles, for Vaughn was
prominent in church work, often
prayed in public and was looked upon
as a devout Christian gentleman. The
few who have learned of accusations
against the young man express themselves
as "thunderstruck" and in the
next breath express the bitterest indignation.
Concerning the matter, a member of
the board of trustees, who topk the
lead in the investigation, leading up
to the swearing out of the warrant
! against Vaughn, dictated the followjing
statement to the News and Cour
[ ier correspondent:
"About two weeks ago the board of
i trustees learned that former Superini
tendent T. U. Vaughn was implicated
; in some very serious conduct. A full
| investigation was made and Mr.
! Vaughn was summoned before the
i board. He came and denied the charges
and we dispersed.
"A subsequent meeting of ,the board
i was called and Mr. Vaughn was
sought to be served with a notice 10
attend the meeting, by mail and otherwise,
but could not be reached. His
family have not been at home in the
city for two weeks. His brother, is
! said to occupy the house at night, and
| told the messenger of the board of
'trustees that T. U. Vaughn had gone
j "A meeting of the trustees having
been set for May 29, and having been
unable to reach Mr. Vaughn, a warrant
was sworn out for his arrest, charging
an unmentionable offense witn one
of the inmates of the orphan home.
! This warrant was placed in the hands
of Sheriff J. Perry Poole, but up to the
I present he has not apprehended
Lodges to be Informed.
"The board did not care to make
any public announcement, but rumors
| having been published already, the salient
facts are now given out Grand
Master James H. Craig, of Anderson,
i wui iiumeuiaieiy auuieas i*eiduu*u ict|
ters to all lodges of the State, so that
' any uncertainty in the minds of the
members may be set at rest. This letI
ter will be read in all the lodges, and
will not be published in the news!
papers. It will be an official state|
ment concerning the entire matter.
| "The purpose of Vaughn's trip North,
if he has gone, is not known. It is
; known that he offered before leaving
Greenville to sell his beautiful new
| residence, in which he has been living
since leaving uie orpnanage in? nrsi
i of the year. So far is known, no conveyance
of the property has been
"It is reported that his family is in
j the neighborhood of Tigerville, with
Mrs. Vaughn's people. Numerous persons
wTho have known him favorably
and esteemed him highly are shocked
by the report. Suffice it to say, the
j board of trustees nave maae every ei;
fort possible to find out the truth, and
| having become convinced that it is
I true, and that it is their duty to prosej
cute at law, no effort will be spared to
fix the blajne and vindicate the truth."
Failed to Find YaaghB.
Wednesday night, it is said, three
men, a committee from the bo^rd oi
trustees, went to Vaughn's house, hav
ing reason to believe that Vaughn was
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May just closed
have ever had.
UU5II1C55 UJL U1C
least it can be ]
209 dozen just re<
and strictly up-to-date
All our finest Pattc
Hat bargains are the I
Lot 1, $1.98, L
GET READY FOR COMM]
We have the following n<
show this week:
New Fans, new long and sh
I new Handkerchiefs, new
Flouncing, with bands to mj
Ct+rvAVivicrc in blank, tfl ri and "V
Oin ? ? j T
ANOTHER SEPARATE Si
All bunched together on 1
All this season's models, ]
French Serge, Silk Panama,
Fancy mixtures, skirts in
36.00 to $8.50, take your ch(
for only .'
hiding there. One of the committe#
; approached the house from the front,
while another approached from the
side, and a third from the rear. The
i house was in darkness. Shortly after
; the party knocked at the front the
i light was turned on in the interior
J TT~ 1?o n c wprprj fhft
I anu v<1 Ligjuii t> uiuu>ti ia.?^ .. w. ? ?
door, and was armed with a gun. Being
assured that the committee's mission
was a peaceable one, the young
man opened the door and gave the information
that his brother had gone
At the time the alleged offense is
: said to have been committed the girl
was under fourteen years of age. This
? being under the age of consent, the of'
I fense, should it be proved, is punishable
i For a number of years Vaughn was
: superintendent of the Odd Fellows'
orphanage, situated four miles west of
Greenville, on the Easley Bridge road.
1 J* IV 1
ds of Merchi
ks to you, our friend
[ is by far the bigge
it is my desire to k
town, wnen you d
procured for. Many
ive stock. Read our
jeived from our New York fee
these hats will be shown the
ed Hats in Four Gre
;rn Hats as well as our own j
talk of the town. None resei
ot 2, $2.49, Lot 3, $2,91
2XCEMEST BIG INDUCEMENTS
?w arrivals to Our offerings stand
concern is hooked up 1
ort Silk Gloves
2 bales 40 inch Sei
where 8 l-3c. (limited
itch, new Silk er^ at onjy yard..
rtiite, new Rib- 2 cases 36 inch Poe
elsewhere 10c., sale p
JRTS SALE ' l0t?.36 inf Br(
where loc., sale price
two big racks. 1 lot 36 inch Brow:
materials are whfre 29c., sale price
TT .. 1 case Standard Ap
Voiles and v
hams, all size checks,
tie lot worth where at ? j.2C i sa]e
>ice this week xo guesswork here, \
$3.98 we do the business of
We don't need the moi
You don't wade through
. 300 pair Ladies' Paten
300 pair Ladies' Paten
250 pair Ladies' Paten
72 pair White Buck ar
72 pair Old Ladies' Cc
A 10 cases White Canvas
? | $1.49, $1.98 and $2.49 a ]
f.very train brings us
M N A
"The Store That
Last January he resigned and later
became connected with an insurance 1
company of this city. He built an elegant
home in the city, purchased an
automobile, went to church regularly.
Yaughan Caught; Bashed to Jail.
Greenville, May 31.?T. U. Vaughn,
former superintendent of the South
Carolina Odd Fellows' Orphanage, for
whose arrest the board of trustees
yesterday swore out a warrant-,
charging him with committing an unmentionable
offense on one of the little
orphan girls under his care, tonight
occupied a cell in the county jail. He
was arrested this afternoon by a dep
uty near Taylor's Station, about nine
miles north of Greenville, and secretly
hurried to jail.
The accusal came into Greenville
this morning on southbound Southern
vestibulate train No. 37. When about
L*- I A/f
uuyu s j iv?n
s and our patrons
ist and most succe
eep growing and to
uy here you buy the
cases of new goods
offerings and come
I Hats j
All tl.n nawac}
tiuij* mi uit utntoi
first time this week. ^11
^nnmol nvnofiAnp (\nr
>pcuai Licauvud. uui
3, Lot 4, $3.50.
HERE THIS WEEK 200 >EW UMj
I unapproached. No Will put on i
:o compete with Mim- new Umbrella*
fancy or natur
i Island, worth else- 'em f?r ^ess 1
10 yards to each buy- charge you $2,
5c, your choice thi
Mill Bleaching, worth KOU3JD T]
rice 6 l-4c. , .
Big lot rourn
rn Linen, worth else- insertions to i
^c* 12 l-2c., sale pi
n Linen, worth else- rnusp
ron Checked Ging- You will be
worth and sells else- what a beautifi
price ' 5c. select from. 1
ve carry the stock and and W. B. Al]
the town. all with garter
mps and Oxfoi
ley as bad as we want to reduce our !
old junk when you get here everythinj
t Leather Pumps, and Strap Sandals,
t Leather Pumps, and Strap Sandals, $
t Leather Pumps, and Strap Sandals,
id Rep Pumps, sale price
jmforts, bales or elastic in the sides .
is Pumps and Strap Sandals, all on s
i new goods. Come
l U G i
's Always Busy"
to alight at the station he was met by
his broher, who, it is said, informed
him of what had occurred and advised
him to get out of town. Vaughn is
said to have gotten back on the train,
dismounted on the opposite side from
I the station and fled north.
A telephone message to the sheriff's
office stated that Vaughn had gotten
back on the train and proceeded toward
Atlanta. A telephone message
was sent to Seneca, the next stopping
point of the vestibule, for the officers
to search the train, when a reply was
later received to the effect that
Vaughn had alighted at Greenville and
gone north afoot. A deputy was then
dispatched in the direction of Taylor's
Station, in an automobile, and overtook
the man beyond that point.
Vaughn protests his innocence and
asks the public to suspend judgment
until the facts have been fully developed.
the month of
ssful May we
do the leading
! best for the
added to our
BBELLAS AND PARASOLS ,
sale this week a lot of brand
5 and Parasols, steel rods,
al handles, you can't match
than $1.50 and most stores
,00 for the same thing, take
s week at 98c.
HRPin VAL LAfFS JW?.
1 thread Vals in Edgings and
natch, values up to 10c. and
T SALE CONTINUES v
agreeably surprised to see
il collection you will have to
'wo standard makes, R. & G.
I new models, sizes 18 to 36,
Shoe and Slipper stock.
% is hrand new.
$2.00 values $1.49
2.50 values at $1.98
$3.00 values $2.49
$f.98 and $2.49
special sale 98c., $1.25,
H' S ,
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