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.SO THOU, QRJ?AT LIBERTY, IKSriRE OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES ?M '""V POSSESSION HAPPY OR OUR DEATHS QLORIOU8 IN Til Y OAUSE."
BENN ETTSVIULE, S. C., FRIDAY. AUGUST 18, 1905.
THEY GOT PAID
Some Damaging Evidence Against
Certain Dispensary Officials
WAS BROUGHT OUT.
A Former Beer Dispenser at Spartanburg
Gives Some Rich and Racy Testi
mony Before the Commission
as to How Money Was
Raised for Oraft.
.On the witness stand in the court;
bouse at Spartanburg on Tuesday of
last week John Henry Morris, former
ly beer dispenser, testltied that ho had
lost bis Job as beor dispenser because
he complained of tlie miserable quali
ty of beer sold by the Atlanta Brew
ing company and beoauKO ho had re
fused to pay to O. O. Smith, chairman
of county board, tho amount that
Smith demanded. Witness swore fur
ther that In making final settlement
with Atlanta Brewing company that
concern was represented by Colo L
Blcaso, who had said, "You boys
could have kept from telling so much."
Referrlcg to the onldavlts which
witnesses had given Messrs. Christen
sen and Lyon, Morris also test)lied
that JJ. ll. Evans had asked him to
"chip in" 8H00 to tho election of leg
islators in Spartanburg county, prom
ising to refund it. Witness had never
been reimbursed although he had
"spent money on advice of Jess Mahaff
"?y, former member of legislature, who
had told Morris that Evans was good
for the amount, as during the session
of the legislature Maha Ito y bael had
$20 bills stuffed into his pockets by
Evans during the campaign Incident
to Evans' reelection. Witness declin
ed to testify further, as Mal alley was
not present and he wanted to say lt to
Witness also swore that C. O. Smith,
the former chairman of the county
board, had told him that ho must sell
Atlanta beer or none at all when Mor
ris complained that the beer was stale
and the ouBtomers were quitting bim.
He testified that he had seen Smith
drunk on several occasions and that
once be saw Smith try to cut a man
with a meat knife. Morris was the
only witness examined, as the hearing
did not commence until after 5 o'clook.
W.IOAHK'H NATUIU BKOUQ1IT IN.
Senator Hay and Mr. Fraser having
been delayed, Mr. Lyon stated that
he and Mr. Christensen, being mem
bers of the sub-committee, would not
sit as members of the commission but
as prosecuting attorneys. He begun
by reading a letter from C. H. Ilenry
and his reply to that letter. Henry
had asked for permission to reply to
statements In an sill davit of which he
had heard. Mr. Lyon had replied that
Henry would be given a free and full
hearing. This was approved by the
cemmittee and Henry may appear If
he choses to do so.
On account of the delay, there were
not many people In the court house,
but the testimony of dorris made
quito a stir. Senator Blease, who was
ajithor of the resolution looking to tlie
dispensary Investigation, was referred
to very pointedly hy the witness but
did not cross examine him.
There were several present who are
Interested in the local tight to volo
out the dispensary and they seem to
think that the testimony tociay will
have its weight in that ISSU?, for the
witness is said to bo a reliable man
He testified that he ls a butcher and
has an Interest In a grocery store. Ile
wa8a willing witness and did not hes
itate to declare him elf. lie had been
eleoted beer dispenser in A pr ll, 1004,
and was not reek ced at ilie end of
thc year. He had spent $80 to get the
Job, Including the attorney's fee. It
had cost him between $700 and 8800
to tlx up his place.
Oll.l MOTION llAISISD,
Morris swore that the original alli
davit was correct. When Mr. Lyon
reached that point In the reading
where the name of C. O, Smith was
mentioned, C. 1*. Sims, a lawyer of
tho Spartanburg bar, arose and asked
tobo heard. M >rris had stated: "C.
O. Smith, member of county board,
asked me how much expense I had
been put to (to secure cloe!.lot ) and
upon my telling him bc said that was
very cheap, that lt w .uki cost mo
more than that to be elected again."
Mr. Sims here objeoted that this com
mission, having been created by a
concurrent resolution must stay strict
ly within the meaning and words of
tho resolution. Ile contended that
under the resolution thc committee
did not have the right to come to
'''Spartanburg ?r?d.get Mr. Smith or
Mr. Henry or any one c'.sg up not con
nected with the State diSpVt?S&ry.
Mr. Lyon aid Senator 1?"/ made
short work of Mr. Sims'objection, Vs
being stated that tlie commission had
discussed tho matter and with hut
ono dissenting vote had decided at a
meeting In Sumter In March that by
"Stato dispensary" is meant the dis
pensary as run In the State Of South
Carolina and that there is no ellstlno
tlon so far as the law ls concerned ho
tween county and State dispensaries.
Mr. Lyon tried to Had out from Mr.
Sims how m my clients ho represented
in tuts matter. Mr. Sims continued te
object to tho testimony, ? ut thc chair
man, Senator Hay, declared that the
investigation is not a trial and that In
trying} to got light tho committee
would give great lattltudo to the wit
Tl I ic MOKUIS AFFIDAVIT.
After further arguments Mr. Lyoi
proceeded with the reading of tho af
Udavlt of Morris given last April.
It read: "1 did not know positively
what C. O. Smith meant, hut suppos
cd lt meant that I would have to pay
the c ninty board of con? roi something
fur my reelection. I inferred this be
cause rx-Beer Dispenser B, L. 'Pedant
told me that he had to pay C. ()
Smith 8275 for his election beside!
the boor and whiskey ho gave him. li
addition to this W. F. Lanford told
mo that J. P. Thaokson had to pay
about $450 for his beor prlvllego to C.
O. Smith, chairman of county board.
(Objection by Mr. Simo ) Tolaud and
Landford told me that tho $275 men
tioned above was deposited lu tho safe
of J. W. lineman, beor dispenser
there. These aro a few of tho reasons
I had for supposing that I would havo
to pay some of the members of county
board for my privilege to sell beer.
Later upon asking for a book of in
structions for running my dispensary,
Mr. Smith said, 'Don't mind instruc
tions, make every dollar you can, you
will need it for your nexo eleotlon. |
About the middle of March last, short
ly before my time for ro-olectlon, 0.
O. Smith carno to my place of bus!
ness, and asked mo If I wished to be
reoleotod. I said I did. Ho said I had
better got busy and go to Atlanta
with him and make a trade with Jeff
Dunwoody. If 1 did not, the other fel
low would. Dunwoody is tho gentle
man who represents tho Atlanta Brew
DUNWOODY COM KS IN.
"In August, or previous to that, in
July, I received a car of stale beor, and
had a lot of it sent back on mc, and
a lot of my customers quit me, and
I told uharlle Smith, and he said 1
would have to handle that or none, ne
said, 'You know Jeff Dunwoody gave
you $126 to help you build your ice
box.' 1 said, 'I will Just pay him $125
and buy from somobody else, I can't
sell that.' Smith says, 'You can sell
that or nothing.' That was previous
to March, in August or July. I prefer
red to go, that if it took that to get
tho beer dispensary 1 did not want it.
Smith came back to me a week later
aud said that he could havo the brew
ery to pay enough to satisfy himself
and Mr. W. M. Avant, without my
having to pay anything, if I would go
to Atlanta with him and obligate my
self to handle their beor."
Q "That was that stale beor?"
A. "Yes, slr, when I obligate myself
I would have to handle anything they
put on mo. "
Mr. Lyon, continuing aflldavlts:
"Wo did not go to Atlanta and saw
Dunwoody. Dunwoody came to me
and said that he (Dunwoody) had been
told that if 1 were reelected bser dis
penser that ho would have to como ti
Spartanburg and get busy if any ol
his beer were sold there. Dunwoody
told me that I would have to give $1
a keg so 1 would satisfy the boys."
There was more of this kind of evl
dence In tho allldavlt, all going t<
shosv that Morris, while dispenser, wai
told that C. O. Smith was master o
tho situation in Spartauburg county
and that a member of the State boan
had told Jeff Dunwoody that Smiti
would remain on the county hoard un
til after tho election of beer dispen
The allldavlt continues: "Therosul
of tho whole mattgr was that I lost nv
position. I attribute this GO my"l?8
fusai to follow Dunwoody's and Smith'
advice. No oharges were preforrei
against me, and I called this matte
to tho attention of Mr. H. II. Evan
In a letter which I had Mr. 0. F
Sanders write for me, but 1 have neve
received a response from Mr. Evans.
A letter was read from Mr. Morrl
to Chairman H. H. Evans of the Stat
board, protesting against his remov?
without cause. He asked Mr. IS var
to have his removal Investigated an
for fair play. To this letter he state
ho received no reply. There was notl
lng special In tre letter, except a n
quest for fair play.
TUR NKWSPAl'BH FUND.
Mr. Lyon continuing alli lavlt: "lt
cently a potitlon was put In circu?
tion hero for thc purpose of having r
election on t ie dispensary for th
county. When the petition for eleoth
was circulated J. W. Harmon dlspe
?er, came to me and said that Tl
ISvening Journal would take up oi
light for $.100 and that my part of til
would be $25. I give Mr. liar mot
a check on thc Merchants' and Fan
ors' bank for $25. Before sub cribb
this I saw C. (). Smith and W. 1
Avant about it, and they said Itwou
he all right to give lt. These mi
were members of the county board.
"Afterwards Smith carno to mo ai
said to keep quiet, that Dunwooi
would give $50 for this purpose, ai
that Joe Houseman had collected fri
representatives of whiskey houses
Columbia about $285, after lion
man's expenses had been taken oi
and that he, Smith, had received
check from Fleischman for $25."
(?. "Did C. C). Smith represe
Fleischman & Co. as selling agents
that timi V"
A. "1 thing Mr. Smith represe
cd them at that time; I won't be p
Itlve. Probably Mr. MoGordy coi
tell you all about that, hocausc
seemed to act as Mr. Smith's priv
M.cietary at that time."
Mr. Lyon continuing allldavlt:
saw this check, lt was payable tc
() Smith. Ile said this check waf
go to Dispenser McQordy, part of
money to be paid to Tho Journal.'
Witness: "As for Mr. Henry, Inc
saw him in my life as 1 know of, i
whether lt was to go direct to him
not, 1 don't know. 1 paid lt t^ 1
Harmon, I told him $25 w/*n al
would give and after Mr ".arm?n I
me that $25 woi; o enough, ll
,.*n.an a.ul '.t...iu'ing, beer dlupens
came down and said Mr. Hanry i
we had better glvo more."
li "What was the object In git
Thc Journal this money?"
TH iiY A 1.1. OA MIS ACROSS.
A. "They said all tho rest of bl
were giving them money bo light
prohibition movement and wanted
bo como across and 1 told thc
Q "You did not havo any afi
i meorit to put in any advertising i
ter In Tho Journal?"
i A. "No, 1 don't know whet h
i went to Tiic J ni nial or not, bub Y
i I asked the board about lt, I a
thom why they didn't get The
aid's lntluencc. that Mr. Henry
harm H -L.t.... Oin /ll.irr,nnnri. ?Il ni
i and they said, O wo can't get
? Herald,' and doubtloss If they <
get Henry, but If 1 Would give
' would be eleoted again."
Mr. Lyon continuing tho t Hld
t "Shortly after I agreed to Mr.
: mon's proposition to pay Tho Joi
$:i00, Mr. Kelbllng and Vluse
i beer dispensers, came to me and
'h it's got Henry, thc newspapor
j of Tho Evening Journal; tba
i would bake up tho light for $50(
asked the reason ot the inoreaso, as
Mr. Harmon had just said that 9300
was thc price. They said that Henry
had ?ono up, that he had said 9300
was not enough, as he would lose sub
scribers to hts paper and hisintluenoe,
as he bad been lighting on the other
sido." Witness said that was what
they told him.
Mr. Lyon continuing affidavit:
"Huseman and llelbllng told mo my
part would be 960, but I declined to
give this muoh. Mr. Harmon carno
baok aud said 925 was enough for me
to pay. That they would try and get
talanoe from whiskey houses.
"KeproBonting tuo combined dis
pencarles here and as secretary for C.
O. Smith, Jas. I3. MoGorty, dispenser,
wrote letters to whiskey houses for
Smith to got contributions to pay Tue
Journal. I Baw McGorty writing
some of thc loiters at Smith's dicta
tion. The letters referred to the
movement to abolish tho dispensary,
and asked for aid to resist it. I rec
ollect that tho lliohland Distilling
company was mentioned as subscrib
ing one of the largest amouni s to this
fund. I thluk Ullman was another,
and Mallard's Distilling company and
J. W. Kelly & Co."
Witness: "I really saw the Hst but
1 forgot the names. That is tho part
of them, lt was shown to mo in Mc
Goaty'H wlskcy dispensary. Smith
and McGorty went ovor it and said
Joe went over it. I don't know how
much tho amounts were."
Lyon continuing affidavit: "C. O.
Smith said Hub Evans would also
Witness: "I believe he said ho had
Mr. Lyon continuing affidavit: "1
have seen O. O. Smith drunk on the
street and lu my place several times.
One time I saw him try to cut Harry
Thompson with my meat knife while
he was drunk, but 1 took the knife
from him. Smith ls a notoriously
disorderly person and gets drunk fre
Witness: "Mr. Huseman saw him
too when he had the ku fe after Har
KKKU8J0D TO PAY.
Mr. Lyon continuing alildavlt: "Re
ferring a?ain to my re-eleotlon as dis
penser, C. O. Smith told me that 1
must put up a bonus of 92?50 cash, be
?.Ides what he could got from thf
brewery, which bc said would he 9200
making $150, tho same amouut pale
by Thackslon and Relbling each foi
Witness: "Thc same man who sole
stale beer to me."
Mr. Lyon continuing affidavit: "Hi
then said to arrange tho matter witt
Dunwoody to let him charge $1 extn
on each barrel of beer and pay it ove
to him (?. O. Smith) as the beer v/a
ordered 1 refused to do this."
Q. ' 'Are these statements oreeot ?
A. "Yes, slr, correct."
Mr. Lyon then read a number o
?ottcxH ?rom Dunwoody to JL,:U. liike*
wood, Morris and others. The Hrs
letter was to Mr. Blackwood in Marol
of last year in reference to tho estab
llshment of the beer dispensary fo
which Morris was afterwards ole?te
dispenser. Dunwoody told that h
would assist Morris to get thc job I
the Utter would uso Dunwoody'sbeei
Mr. Blackwood ls a former member i
the legislature and appeared as one t
C. O. Smith's attorneys.
At tho conclusion of the reading (
these letters, Mr. Lyon read to til
witness an alildavlt given soYcn
weeks after the Urst one. What ha]
? pened between the time of the gi vin
of the two affidavits related to tl
matter between Morrlj and Senati
il lease, the author of thc resolutlc
causlrg thc investigation and a men
her of thc commission. The follow!n
are extracts from that alildavlt.
l?. "Mr. Morris, since Mr. Chri
tensen and myself were hero tho la
time, were you consulted .about tl
dispensary situation by Senator Moa
A. "Yen, slr. He came to see n
about a settlement between thc A
llanta Brewing company and myself
Q ' Who did Senator Blease re
A. "I thought the Atlanta H re
lng company, from the way he talki
He did not say who he represente
but from the start took it that
represented tho Atlanta Brewing I
Q, "Did ho have a bill?"
A. "No, he did not have a bill
had the bill and he asked mc for i
MK. ULK.ASK COMICS IN.
The witness then staled in the a
davit that he. g.?. ve his bill to II lea
who oarrlcd lb over to tho Argyle i
tel to get Dunwbody to receipt
Morris declined to accept the sett
mont when ltleaso came bl
with the rocelpted bill until he c i
see lils attorney, St.anyarne Wils
Accordingly in the presence of ?
Wilson and Mr. Howard Caril
Hleaso tendon d $15 to Morris In p
ment of thc bill for 913.35, Tho r
pose of this testimony was to Si
that Senator Blease a month al
having beon appointed on the love
gatin commission had acted for 1)
wcoSy, Thc receipt, In Bleao's ha
writing, was placed In evidence
was a note which Blease wrote w
Morris had complained of having I;
forced to contributo $25 to tho S]
tanburg newspaper fund and that
Bleaee offered to try ai d got
money returned, or to go and gt
himself, and tilwillie voluntarily w
an order and suggested that Mr, r
rls send it to Mr. Harmon. Tho
lowing ls a copy of order sig ut
,cnt, Morris turning lt over to
investigating committee, as he c
not bo comforted for the lesa of
Spartan! urg, S. C , May I, !!>(!
Mr. J, W. Harmon, City.
1 paid 925 as my part contri bu
to the paper to help In tho dispon
light, on condition that I wool
re-elected; as 1 have not boen
spectfully ask for tho return ol
I money. Please send sam0, and ot:
POOKRTS KUM, OK MON10Y,
! Mr. Lyon then called Mr. M<
I attention to anoter alildavlt whlc
[ had made, as follows:
(? "Did FI. ll. Kvans tell yoi
: Mr. Mahaffoy some time abou1
August to put up $200 or $.'100 Ol
1 election of legislators in favor of
, dispensary and ho would mako lt
, himself? :
i A. "Yes, slr."
} (?. "Did you do lt?"
I A. "1 did all I could In th;
reotlon, whloh cost mo a whole lot of
money, did everything I oould for the
mon ho said were his mon. Ile said
that au y body who was in favor of tho
dispensary ho wanted elected, and
those who woro not ho didn't if ho
oould help it, and he also told Jess
Mahaffoy, 'You remember what you
did for me in Columbia and I will
not forget it.'"
Q "Did Mr. MahalTey tell you
what he did for him In Columbia?"
A. "Ho said when ho was wanting
to be elco led as chairman of the Stato
board ho bad In his room nearly as
muoh whiskey as there is in a whiskey
dispensary, and ho would Just invito
peoplo in there to take drinks, and he
said ho stuffed several $20 bills in his
Q "What do you supposoMr. Ma?
halley did with tboso $20 billa?"
A. "1 don't know, slr, unless he
got drunk on them."
Q. "Did Mr. MahafTey toll you he
was pretending to be opposed to Mr.
A. "Yes8lr, ho said they way he
workod lt, lie went on to brag, he
said that ho would got In with a
crowd working against Mr. Evans and
protend ho was going to bo against
him aud lind out how they woro going
and size up tho certain members he
could get for Mr. IO vans, and he would
report t) Mr. Evans and Mr. Evans
would tell him how to manouver."
The witness here requested that ho
bo allowed to walt until Mr. Mahaffoy
could he present before testifying fur
ther along this lino. Ho was askod
If Mr. MahalTey did not rather brag
about having some of that money in
the legislature where lt would do
good. Tho witness replied, "Yes sir,
but I would rather he would be hero."
He was told that an e?Torb would bo
made to scoure Mr. MahalToy's at
C. O. Smith, tho member of the
board, of whom so muoh was said, h
in Hendersonvllle, N. C. Mahaffoy
could not be found when Mr. Sebum
pert, the marshal, went for him.
nun IN EVIDENCE.
On Wednesday lt was only aftei
being reassured repeatodly that Ma
haffey had been sent for and wa?
"non est lnvontus" that Morris re
sumed his testimony. He said:
"After Mr. Evans came here ant
told Mr. Mahaffoy and myself to d<
all wo oould to get all thc caudldatoi
elected who favored tho dispensary
law, and he said, 'You follows can af
ford to spend sumo money, as I wll
reimburse you," 1 asked Mr. MahafTe;
if he rookoncd he would do lt, and h
said yes, he knew Hub, and he was al
right. 1 asked him where he knov
him and ho said he know him in th
legislature, and then he went on t
tell about his working to have Evan
elected as chairman of the Stato boan
and he said if ho didn't Btlok to hh
ho ought to, and I asked him wbv
Z.'.r. ?>?-. ???/?..f-o*?? ?.-.*... *v t.'
mittce room with those wno oppose
Hub Evans and found out what tho
were doing, and had gone back an
reported to Evans."
(?. "Whore wero these committe
A. "In Columbia."
Q, "lu the State house?''
A. "1 d >n't know what house the
were in: 1 never a' kid him."
Q. "You say bc just said the con
mlitec rooms, and that was during tl
session of the legislature?"
A. "Yes, sir."
Q, "When Mr. Evans was ninnie
for member of the State board of d
A. "Yes, slr."
AT EVANS' EXPENSE.
Q, "What did Mr MahalTey say
regard to that mattel?"
A. "He said that Evans had c
fcrcd him-ho didn't have to pay f
anything. Ho went to thc ope
-.hows and suppers and various otb
placei la Columbia at Evans' cxp'.'m
and got all thc whiskey he want
and brought a satchel full bon
which he got out of Mr. Evai
Q. "You say that he brought
satchel of whiskey away from. ?V
Evans' room every night he we
A. "Yes, slr."
(?. "What else, Mr. Morris?"
A. "Well, he went on to sta
which I suppose maybe a lot of p
plo in this court house heard ons
cral other occasions-Hub Evans v
asked on ono occasion In his ro'
.viiat was thc salary of the State hoi
of directors, and he went on to ?
that two of thom received a salary
i? 100 a year. Evans was asked wi
his salary was and he said ho could
tell until his term was up."
q "Didn't Mr. MahalTey tell j
at the samo timo that ho put some
these $20 bills In the pockets of mt
hers of tho legislature?"
A. "Yes, sir."
ii. "Toll us exactly what
A. "He wont on to state who
gave thc$20 bills to, but 1 can't re
lect thc names; |lj don't reme m
Q, "That was in tho interest
having Mr. 10vans elocted a mombo
the board of o >ntrol?"
A. "Yes. slr."
Q, " Do you sec any gentleraa
this room who heard Mr. Mah?
make that statement?"
A. ' Mr. Blackwood there I tl
Q "Look around and seo if
can soe any others around here
you can recognize as having heard
A. "Most anybody heard lt
e ver loafed around the beer house
ho made the statement BO freque
iud before 80 many people it lool
If lt would ho, a very oasy matte
get Just anybody."
() "Do you recollect anything
about thc transaction that you e
A. "Not Just now, 1 don't,
UK SOLD WHISKEY.
Q, "Du you recollent a state'
' made by Mr. C. O. Smith hi rcga
* his going to Charleston to soil
key to a certain dlsponser down
I and the dispenser refused to buy
- the transaction that took place?'
' A. "Yes slr, that was ot. Sati
> before my defeat on Monday, 1 la
I about tho 8th of April, Mr. Smltl
talking there in tho beor lion
thc presonce of Mr. ITarloy, mysol
<v>. * * What did ho say Mr. Mo;
A. ''How como tho conversation to
como up, ho had told mo about some
salea ?&whiskey ho had made In vari
ous places In other towns, in New
horry; ho said ho had sold somo right
there' In Hub rt vans' own town; at
least ho had had dispensers to order
some of tiie brands of whiskey from
tho houses that lie was represenllug.
Ile had tho* dispensers to order whis
koy fipm tho State dispensary, thc
brandira whiskey he was represent
Q- 'in;other words Mr. Smith rep
rerouted whiskey houBOB and he went
to loo il dispensers and asked them to
order from the State dispensary the
whiskey he, Smith, was Bolling; ls that
A. "Yes sir."
Q, "Go ahead and tell the rest of
A. "I asked him what kind of
hudnnss did ho do in Charleston. Ho
Haid ho sold moro to blind tigers there
than to dispensers, no said he sold
12 blind tiger people, and had the
prlvllego of ourslng out ono dispenser."
Chairman Hay: "Was that whllo
Mr. '?mith was a member of tho coun
ty briard of control?"
A. "Yc8 8lr. Ho said he went to
somo dispenser there in Charleston,
don't rombor his name; ho said he
was a big, lleshy fellow aud ask<;d him
to buy some whiskey from tho house
ho wps representing, and tho dispen
ser ,askod him what there was in it for
him, and ito told him not a oeut, he
wasn't one of them kind that had to
pay a dlspeuscr anything to buy his
whiskey. Ho said ho had friend on
the Stato board who would put thom
out ot business If they did not buy it
and sid the next morning-that night
that fellow como to his room at thc
hotel and waked iiim up-he oomo to
his room, probably before he went to
bed-and gavo him the biggest order
ho had over received from any dis
Q j "Mhat was afcer Mr. Smith
had t old him about this friend he had
on the Stato board of directors?"
A.; "Yes sir."
Chairman Hay: "Did he say who
that friend was?"
A. "l?o, sir; he didn't Bay."
Ort, Thursday MahalToy took the
stand and denied telling Morris that
Evans had given money or whiskey to
him for any purpose.
j MONEY FROM D0G3.
Tho TAX This Your Will bo Ovor
Forty Thousand Dollars.
Tho school fund this year will be
tnorpased with something Uko $40,000
as a? result of tho dog tax. Tho do?
tax kvas passed by the legislature two
y---? ago, but lt did not become oper
,a until this yoar and as it stands
.o^'" ownpr nt o rln?? l?vuur. pa.v ?
statfi ta*A of 50 oents in addition to
the regular valuation tax. Particular
attontlou was oalled to this in circu
lar loiters to the auditors last year
aud it is expected that there will bo
an Increase In the returns. Last year
there were 71,713 dogs reported in
this State, having a value of $483,194.
By counties the returns as to dogs
arid value showed as follows:
Counties. Dons. Value.
Anderson.2,855 14 420
Bamberg.1 ,:t01 1.1010
Barkeloy. 1,787 i), 127
Charleston. 413 2,15)5
Chester. 1,646 8,225
Chester Hold. 1,515 7 690
Clarendon.2 264 22 (?40
Colleton.2 0^7 14 636
Darlington.1,311 <? 585
Edgefleld . 2 300 11,980
B'airtteld.2,236 ll 370
Florence.1,810 30 540
Greenville.2 695 13 075
Greenwood.1,081 8 405
Himpton. 807 32,280
Horry.2 022 10,110
Kershaw. 1,108 6 685
Laurens.1.818 0,000 |
Lee.1,270 12,790 '
Lexington. 636 4,660
Marlon. 1,674 8:170
Marlboro. 570 2,880
( ) rangebu rg.:\. 650 19,026
Plokens. 1,527 2,520
Richland. 046 :?,230
Sumter.1,871 18,7 lo
Union. 020 ?I,.'GO
Williamsburg.3,239 10,1 or.
Th? Disitmisnry lu (Jtortflft,
Col. T. Larry Gantt in speaking of
the dispensary sa>s lt ls the best solu
tion of thc liquor question In South
Carolina if thu graft is eliminated. He
said that there were some counties In
Georgia which had mado a great sue
cos? of tho Institution, and cited Ter
rell county, which has macadamized
every road in the county, and has
built a tin I ving county; in the county
of which Athens ls tho county soat,
they clo ired $42,000 last year but
i/n?y are freed o' tue corruption which
"headquarters" Uko tho.-,e In Gulum
. bia give.
Killed tho Marshal,
Mike, Aspinwall, city mushal, was
\ assassinated Thursday by A. J. Chest
nut. Chestnut was pursued by 26
i armed oltlzons who left their places of
\ business to prevent his excapo. He
tired twlco on his pursuers and was
shot through tho loft side with a rille
ball. Ho was brought back and lodg
ed In Jail. He said: "Blind tiger
liquor has brought inc to this." ?best
, nut had a street tight Thusday after
( noon with Luke White, who had best
ed him. City Marshall Aspinwall In
terfered and the shooting followed.
I Wino Thom out.
The morqulto nevor had many
i friends and si nco it lias been cstab
; Ushec that he ls a sort of rural fret
i delivery for yollow fever lie will los?
; anj that ho may have had in tuc
I past. If tho wholo breed can bo ex
terminated and tho seed lost lt wit
' do no Injury to humanity.
Senator Cole L. Blease Makes a
He Says Is Responsible for Ills Name
Being Connected With the Inves
tigation ol the Dispensary
Af feint. An Interesting
Incident in the Hearing.
At tho session of the dispensary in
vestigation at Spartanburg Wednes
day Senator Please, who is a member
of tile Legislative committee investi
gating thc dispensaries mado thc fol
lowing privileged statement:
"1 have heard my name brought
into this matter in this manner for
malioious political reasons until I am
tired of lt. Toland had no conversa
tion at all with me about this com
mittee or its examinations. Mr. To
land came to me at tho hotel Tues
day and said, 'Where is Charlie
Smith?' I said, '1 don't know, sir. 1
have not got anything to do with
Charlie Smith.' Ile said, 'if Charlie
Smith will give mo ?100 I'will not
appear befcro this committee.' I said,
'I have nothing to do with Charlie
Smith or you and don't care to have
anything te\do with you.' Ile said,
'Neither do 1 want to have a God
damned thing to do with you.' 1
turned and walked Into tho Argyle
hotel and that ls every word Toland
has spoken to mo in tho last four or
"While I Mn on my feet I want to
make a statement lu regard to tho
Morris matter. The two gentlemen
who are conducting this division ot
this investigation aro political eue
mies of the deepest sort of mine."
Mr. Lyon: "1 wish to most em
phatlcally deny that statement."
Mr. Blease: "I can provo it by thc
records of tho house and senate."
Mr. Lyon: "There ls absolutely no
foundation for it. My relations with
him have been pleasant and I have
held him in very great esteem until I
found out about his conduot in Spar
tanburg and since that time my
opinion has changed vory materl
Mr. Blease: "Any man that says
that my conduot was not that of a
wAntiomor Har and I am willing
to take oaro ot myseir;"
Mr. christenson: "I presume that
while we were in the senate together
wo did not voto alike on all bills or
tako the same position on all ques
tlons, but that does not mean any
Mr. Blease: "I can prove what 1
say by the record. The indorsements
given by the people of my own county
arc sufllclent for my reputation with
out getting it from that class of peo
Continuing, Mr. Blease said: "1
came to Spartanburg to the May fes
tlval. 1 stopped-as 1 haye always
been doing since Mr. nester ha* been
running the Aruryle-with him. Sim
time curing the week, 1 don't remem
ber the day, J, 1? Dunwoody cvme into
tho hotel nearly or fully crying. 1
met him in the ellice. 1 said, 'Hello,
.leif, what is the matter?' I saw he
waa very much worked up about,
something. Ho said, '1 have never
been treated as badly in my life as 1
was awhile ago, I was cursed and run
?. u j of a place of business down here
hy a man called Morris.' 1 had never
seen Mr. Morris nor heard of him
''The next morning Mr. Dunwoody
came into my room. He said, Mr
i lllea.se, will you go down here and
I make a settlement with this man
Morris for me as my attornoy?' I said,
'Yes, sir, 1 will.' 1 asked him of
course what the situation was and lie
explained lt to me. 1 went down to
Mr. Morris' place of business. 1 had
never seen him in my life. There
.vas a young gentleman in there
cleiking for him, named Farley, sit
ting at a desk I think, or came in
shortly after. 1 asked bim if Mr.
Morris was in. He said he was up
stairs. He had not oome down. 1
prcsumod from that that Mr. Morrh
was living over his place of business.
1 waited a while and elireotly Mr.
Morris carno In, or the mau who wa*
said to ba Mr. Morris. 1 was Intro
dueed to him as Mr. Morris. 1 said
to him 1 came thore as an attorney
for the Atlanta Brewing and lee com
puny to have a settlement with him.
He told me he was glad to moot m<
and invited mc to go back and take I
bottle of beer with him, which we
did, and we sit in che back of bli
place and drank a bottle of beer and J
think Mr. Farley Joined us. 1 wonk
liku to have one now.
"We then talked over this business
I said to Mr. Morris, "I have got tin
money hero to pay your bill and wc
will pass receipts and havo no mor<
trouble about tills matter.' Ile said
I 'What aoout tuc ?r.?t> that Jeff Dun
I woody gavo to build tho les box?'
I raid, 'Lot that go. Let's you and J
settle our business.' Ile said, 'Al
right.' He said to me, 'I don't wan
to sign any papers until 1 seo my at
tornoy.' 1 said, 'You aro right I
you have got an attorney, let's go t<
"Is that right, Mr. Morris," sah
Mr. Please, turning to Mr. Morris h
the court room.
Mr. Morris: "Yes, Blr."
Mr. Please: "I would not ad vis
any man to settlo wliero ho has ai
attorney, because I know what pro
fcsslonal authority ls and I liav
always practiced it different fron
some pcoplo, I am sorry to say. Mr
Morris stepped tei his 'phone am
' 'phoned to tho oillco of Stanyar .
. Wilson. Mr. Wilson'phoned that h
i was there Mr. Morris and raysel
> went out and got in a liaok and drov
i to Mr. Stanyarne Wilson's ?nice u
- I. ore on Main street, 1 suppose abou
l the most publlo plaoo we could go te
If I had boon doing dirty work I don1
suppose I would have oarrled htm
thore. Mr. Morris asked Mr. Wilson
to 'phone for Mr. H. B. Carl tul o, ?.
gentleman I had not seen up to that
Mine, or If I had 1 do not remember lt.
Mr. Carlisle came. After discussing
the matter those gentlemoh advised
Mr. Morris to sign the receipt aud ao
cept the money, which Mr. Morris
did. I think I handed three sr. bill?
to Mr. Wilson, I think Mr. Morris ls
right in that. I gave him my receipt
and he gave me his. Wo walked down
the steps together, Mr. Morris insist
ing upon my going back to his place
of business with him. In tho moan
time Mr. Morris said something to me
about $26 wnich ho had paid for some
newspaper business, I don't remember
what it was, and that he paid with
tho un lier st an dt ng that he was to be
re-eieoted. I said to Mr. Morris, 'Did
you pay that money with the promise
of being reoleotcd?' He said, 'I did.'
I says, Then you were treated damn
dirty, and if 1 were you I would de
mand my monoy back.' "
Mr. Farley, witness: "I would like
to make a statement to Mr. idease.
So far as my feelings toward you are
concerned thoy aro of tho kindest. The
conversation between mo and Mr.
Cathcart Wednesday night was when
lie said Mr. Toland had seen you and
knowing yon as a member of the com
mitteo I (?ult trying to persuade him."
Mr. Bleaso: "I am glad you told
him. I honor you for not doing the
dirty work some people aro trying to
Mr. Bleaso, continuing his state
ment: "Mr. Morris said, 'I don't know
how to get lt.' I said, '1 will write an
order for you,' and I wrote tho ordei
in my own handwriting with nothing
to conceal from any man' polltioal ene
my or otherwise. I gave it to Mr.
Morris. 1 did not ask Mr. Morris at
any time for any papers or letters ic
connection with this Investigation,
but only such as were to be used in
this settlement botween him and ray
self as attorney for the Atlanta Brow
lng ccrapany. Mr. Christensen and Mr.
Lyon were not mentioned by me tx
Mr. Morris nor by Mr. Morris to mc
at any time. I may have said to Mr.
Morris, I don't remember, that 'you
boys have talked too much,' but If 1
did it was in relation to tho dltlloultj
between him and Mr. Dunwoody anr
not in relation to this committee or
any subdivision of it. That, so far as
I know, is my entire conversation ir
tho Spartanburg Investigation. 1 hav?
cover advlsodany man not to come be
fore this committee. I have never ad
vised to testify before this committee,
I nave never done aught by word OJ
act other than to help on this investi
Kation and any man who says so oi
Intimates to the contrary ls a liar."
TO KILL NUT GRASS.
A Farmer Hayn Oowpoaa Sown Thick
ly Will Do lt. ; 1
O. W. Blackwell, of Vance County,
N. 0., in answer to an enquiry In Thc
Progressive Farmer as to how to kil
nut grass says: "While my tests are
not yet conclusive, I believe that cov
peas will kill lt. Plow and harrov
thc land as thoroughly as possible ;
about June 20th harrow In at leusi
two bushels of cowpeas per acre broad
cast. A plow covers too deep. Pu
them In with disk harrow. If the soi
is poor apply a liberal quantity ol
stable manure or fertilizer rich ir
ammonia as you can alf ird. if thc
season ls fairly favorable for peas, and
dense growth of vines cover the land
the nut grass will, I am convinced
be killed. 1 smothered lt out In sev
eral places last year that way, and can
so far lind none. But the growth c f
dnes must bo dense, and the summer
not too dry or a second or even third
jrop must tic grown in sub equcnt
years. I have provo 1 beyond q i? stioi
that tho densest growth of wire grans
can be killed by one good crop of p a
dues. But lt mu?t bi a good one. If
1 had the oholod of two farms of equal
natural fertility, ono free from wir<
grass, and ono so densely matted with
it that you could not put a plow In it
except in winter when the ground was
at its wette.it, I should take the lat
ter farm. I should take lt because 1
know that the wire grass had greatly
enrlohed lt, and that 1 could kill lt at
will. In winter 1 should put In a two
horse plow and turn that wiro grasfr
sod bottom up. This sod I should cut
up well with dibk harrow, and broad
cast peas In June as stated. Then 1
should bo pretty sure to havo a goori
farm, for wire grass permits no wash
11 lng and improves land rapidly."
Speedy Murder Trial.
All records for speedy trial were
broken at Ashville Tuesday, when Al
Dougherty, colored, was sentoncod tc
the penitentiary for 12 years wlthli
24 hours after killing Mose Williame
also colored, of which crt mo ho win
convicted. The homicide ocourrec
noar the city late Monday afternoon
Tho corner's inquest was held tin
same evening and at ?1 o'clock In tin
morning the ornoror's jury returnee
i I Its verdict, implicating Dougherty
Ile wasaiready under arrest and wa
brought to that olty and tried In tin
superior court that afternoon, th?
grand jury having found a true bil
that morning. The man pleade?
guilty of manslaughter and was sen
?.-.. - A lr."..1l,,.nl"
' 1 I l>.i M lUIUIUtUUUlij.
Baroness Rosen, wife of the nov
Russian ambassador, and tho wife o
Japanese Minister Takahlra ar clos<
prosonal friends necessarily kept apar
until a treaty of peace shall havebcei
ratified. Tue baroness met Mrs. Tak
ahlra when her husband rcprosentci
Russia In the Mikado's capitol. /
warm friendship sprang up and wa
maintained at long distance by cor
respondonce utitlU tho outbreak o
troublo, in Korea. When this onie
war is over doubtless thoy will mee
in tiie boudoir o? ono or the jther io
"a good, long talk."
A tfOOU Way.
Slr John Madden, tho now obie
justiloo at Victoria, has blt upon a ne\
way of making things interesting fo
"old offenders." Iloadds up up al
thior previous terms In Jail and glv
P ! them the total as their ).jntonce. Th
othor day ho sentenced a criminal t
nine yoars and ono month, his aggrc
Many People Crushed to Death
by Collapse of a Store.
DISASTER IN ALBANY
Over One Hundred Men, Women and
Children Burled la the Ruins. Be
tween Twenty and Thirty ?jg
Were Killed, Many Injured
j and Fifty Entombed.
At Albany, N. Y., the middle seo
tion of the big department store of
the John G. Myers company on north
Pearl street, collapsed early on Tues*
day of last week, carrying down with
lt over 100 persons.
Caught In a chaos of brick, plaster
and wooden boamB, between 20 and 30
men, women and children met death.
Twelve hours' frantic work on tho part
bf rescuers disentangled 50 people, six
of them dead and many of the rest
oadly injured. Threo bodies were in
sight at a late hour Tuesday night,
out many hours' work will be required
to got them out. Anything like a
complete list of tho killed and Injured <*/
will be unobtainable until tho workers
have mado their way to the very Dot
com of tho mass of the wreckage.
With few exceptions those oaught In
ho ruins wore employes, a large ma
jority of them girls.
Tue catastrophe occurred shortly
after tho opening hour when barely a
coi-e. of shoppers were In the store. A
clook found in the debris had stopped
it 12 minutes before 0, showing when
I the crash came.
The best account of the event that
I probably caused the ruin is given by
I oho head of the crockery, glass and
?rug department, which occupier! the
1 The workmen were sawing at &
I wooden flour beam,'' said he, "whloh
runs underneath one of the central
I pillars In the middle of the store. Ex?
cavatlon for the cellar was going on
about the base of this pillar, and I v
adit ve that jarring of the beam be
neath it displaced the foundation of
me pillar. The first thing 1 knew,
two of tho counters near the place
where the men were working began to
tag, and several pieces of glassware
did oil luto the floor with a orash.
"I yelled to my clerks to run for the
I front of tho store. The words were
I aot out of my mouth when there came
I i creaking and everything around us
..-.ran.in fall,. The wreoktcame slow
j ry, however, and I think" ?v?ryono in
ny department escaped as well as the
The pillar whloh drew away sup?
I ported tho ends of two giant girders,
I .nd when lt fell, the main support of
0 ie central part of the building was
ono. With a noiso that could be
aeard blocks away and which shook
.ho adjoining buildings, nearly half
I & ic great structure, from cellar to
roof, and extending from one Hide wall
ii? the other, came grinding down.
Into thiB cavern fell scores of em
ployes who were working on tho four
I il .ora above and lacked ibo warning
/nieli enabled those in the basement
1 .o escape. Some, however, were ap
prised tf the danger by falling plaster
I and saved themselves by nianing to
I he front of the store or to the Ure
I escape in the rear.
Clouds of dust whloh shot out of tho
I front entrai c. : caused those outside to
I b he vc that tho store was afire, and a
I dre alarm was Immediately turned in.
I When tue lire department arrived
j jiiey had plently to do In rescuing
li se who were pinned under the top
I wreokago. They were joined by soores
I of volunteer rescurcrs and within an
j mur 15 or 20 persons were carried out,
I jone of them latally injured.
In a short time thc city's entire hos
I pltal and ambulance force was on the
I icene, aided by half a hundred doo
I tors from all parts of the city.
I Tue volunteer rescurers and the
I bremen continued the work until ex
I hausted, when ttielr places were taken
? 1 by a wrecking force numbering 300
I men from the New York Central and
I Delaware and Hudson railroads. Tnese
I delved in tho ruins all night, but
J che work of rescue progressed slowly.
I When darkness carno lt was estimated
I i,hat. nearly 50 persons still remained
I in the ruins and that not mme than
I halt of these could survive tho weight
' I presdng upon them. Fortunately the
\ I wreckage did not take tire Somo 100
I persons are still unaccounted for, but
I r>0 of theso are oash boys, of whom the
' 1 il rm has no record and tho loss of the
, I payroll makes lt dltlloult to get any
1 thing UKO a complete Hut of many
II others, In all tho company has 400
I employes, but 50 of theso aro away on
, I vacations,
j The building whloh collapsed stands
I in tho heart of the shopping diatriot
, I it Nos. 30 and 41 north Pearl street.
I lt is owned partly by the company and
] I partly by the ostato of tho late David
4 I Orr. Tho loss to tho company ls esti
mated at betweon $200,000 and $300,
I 000. The building was a vory old mw;
out until now considered perfeotly
sound. Extensive repairs woro un
1 tor way when tho catastrophe took
r jlaco. After tho death of Its foun
I 1er, John O. Myors, two years ago,
he business was conducted by a com
?an y consisting of George V, Hilton,
il. king Sm nice, Edward ir. Hackett
md llobort M. Chalmers. Mr. Chai
\ ners was taken from tho ruins with
i light Injuries. About a month ago
ho linn was incorporated as a stock
tentai Ool tinton.
A hoad on collision at Norfolk bs
ween olectrlc trains of th9 reenviow
ltvlsion of the Norfolk Railway and
fJght Co.'s system Wednesday ovon
i ng resulted in the death of motorman
, Sydnoy Thomas, formorly of Lynoh
>urg, and tho slight Injury of Robort
I ?alt and wlfo, of that olty, Charles
GI lbs, of Berkcloy^and John Grim
, itoad, all passengers. Ti,.-, railroad
authorities say the collison was due to
, l hobed lenco of ordors. Both trains
woro badly damaged,