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The Marlboro Democrat
1 "DO THOU, GREAT LIBERTY, INSPIRE OUR SOULS AM) MAKIO OLK LIVES IN THY POSSESSION HAPPY OK OUK OK vms GLORIOUS IN THY OAUSE."
VOL XXXI I ! _DIANN ETTSVI L I Ai, S. C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1J)08 N0. 8
And Much Property Destroyed by
a Destructive Cyclone.
SWEEPS TEXAS TOWN
Two Known to Ho Dead ?ml Many
Fatalities Aro Feared-Buildings
Flattened and Wiro Lines Prostrat
ed-Tornado Visits Mississippi Wip
ing Ont Three Towns, Destroying
Lifo and Property In Many Piucos.
Tylor, Texas, was swept, liv tho
most disastrous tornado in its history
before daylight Friday. Coining
from the southwest, tho storm swept
ovor tho main residence quarter ?d'
the city, leaving a trail of death and
The known dead are C. A. Francis,
agent of the Dallas News, and his
wife and baby and a negro, Mose
Francis's body was found a hun
dred yards from his wrecked homo.
Tho body of his child was found in
tho street. Mrs. Frunc?s was in tho
wreckage of thc building.
Six seriously injured persons nro
reported. They are Irwin Franklin
and Iiis wife and four children, Ono
of the children may die. The Frank
lins were ?aught in the wreckage of
Wires are down in all directions
from Tylor, but reports from far
mers are that farm houses along tho
lines were blown down. ll is Im
possible to ascertain the loss of lifo
tn rural regions, but it ls known the
tornado swept every! liing chum for
a distance of live miles.
Three miles from the town the
wind demolished tim homo of irwin
Franklin, severely wounding Franklin
and his wife and four children. The
tornado toro a path through Tyler
100 feet wide. Buildings, telephone
.and electric light polos wore laid hat
f in thc storm's path, while groat dam-j
"ugo was dono In other partir oivthe
CYCLONE IN MISSISSIPPI.
Six People Killed and Three Small
A dispatch from Meridan says 3
famuli towns were practically demol
ished by a tornado friday. Reports
of the numbor of the killed milgo
from six lo ten, willi the smaller
number probably corred.
Mossville. SorVleo and Soso arh tho
towns destroyed; They aro all In
Jones County and all are \? ry small
being merely a handful of scattered
The tornado struck them about;
noon, and in most Instances ls report
ed lo have carri' ?I buildings in Hs
path completely off the lois on which
they sit.od. Nearby lahls were cov
ered wiih wreckage, and the branches
of several trees woro littered with
small household articles.
1.. S. .\<ii ri.<>n, a resident, of Moss
ville. said that ho was out of doors
during the blow and was compelled
to grasp a wile fence to koop from
being blown away. Ile said the dead
at Mossville are Alexander Windham .
ami wlfo, negroes.
Near tho town he said four white j
persons had hoon killed, a man and j
bis wife and theil- two children,'
> ?U|)so naines he did not learn. Tho
??TiOllsly injured at MOKSVillo are J.
W. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs,. Wm.
Campbell and Minnie Campbell.
Ne-.n- Service one ?hihi of I kp Hol
loway is reported dead timi also an
min no wu negro. Tho tornado was
accompanied by a torrent of rain,
which camed a Bllddoil rise in the
creeks ami washed away several
^j, VOlNiJ MAN SLAIN.
There Was No Immediate Provoca
tion, Put Obi Crudge,
A. ,1. Cline, a young lumber deal
er, formerly of Bristol, Va., was shot
sud instantly killed by Lu ko Pan-!
lier, sixty years (dd and a wealthy
merchant nt Banner 101 k, N. c. There
was no Im mod ia (.0 provocation for
tho killing, but, it Is sahl, wa? tho
result of an tdd grudge. Cline, lt ls
alleged, was shol down without warn
?hg? Banner osen pod on horseback,
ami is still al largo, though lld was
goeii im? r near M?nto/umh heavily
armed and (I Oeing. A p?SB? ls In
POOP, VF/r PH IL
A Weall 1 y Mau Dies in a Hovel Willi
Tfohn McMillan, aged Sfi, (Pod In a
hovel on the oui hirts of Chattan
ooga, Tenn. Thursday, l'or years ho
lived in nppnroii! poverty. Aller bis
death il was discovered timi ho was
worth % I ftO,000, which ho carried
with him in a baskot.
FAKE WHISKEY FIRMS
Whiskey Was Bought From Houses
That Nevjr Has Existed.
Remnrknblo Testimony as to Dispen
sary Creditors Brought Out at tb?
Hearing In < 'ol mu bin On Thursday.
It having boen established before
tho dispensary commission that the
achires? given as headquarters of the
alleged liquor firm of Uoluir Distill
ing Company is in a fashionable res
idence of Baltimore, it was brought
out. at the hearing Thursday that tho
address given at the Washington
branch of the Belair concern waa tho
same address of Richard fr Co., 4 SO
From lett tn- heads of both con
cerns it was shown that .1. S. Richard,
a member of tho hr nf of Richard fr
Co., was also president of tho Belair
concern, and then it was shown that
Richard 1? a brother-in-law of M.
M. Goodman, tho agent, of Ullman fr
Co., who in now under bond on
charges of conspiracy to defraud tho
Tho Belair Company, lt appeared,
began to do business with the dis
pensary after 1905? when Ullman &
Co. wore put. OP tho blacklist by the
Hay committee lt was then stated
by Mr. Folder that Goodman had put
ill bids for l llman & Co., tho Anchor
Instilling Company, Strauss & Co.,
Richard fr Co., tho Commonwealth
Distilling Company ami tho itolalr
Instilling Company, all of which got
sadness from tho dispensary, and all
of which according lo Mr. Kohler, be
longed to tho "Ullman family." lt
vas shown that Goodman in I'.tn:]
had lint, in a hld as president of tho
Commonwealth Company, though in
his recent testimony ho said he len.
the Commonwealth Company before
that year. Tho old dispensary law
prohibited one concern pulling in
moro than one hid.
Tho commission passed, a judgment
.finding that'on account of ovo o' ; . .'ir
es tho Belair concern was Indebted to
the Slate in tho sum ol* $10,402 to
which is to bo applied the amount
of tho claim, $G,3SC.41. Bul if the
Belair conceru ls a fake concern
what, ls tho judgment wort il? To
..how that lt is a fabe concern. Fel
der snid no record ol' its charter
could be found in any Slate: there
was no responso to a aol ico sent by
registered mail, no one had appeared
for tho concern and lin- house could
md be found In Baltimore by a col
lection agency. Duthie, tin: InvCstl
gntioil Mr. Lyon sir peeled that the
Belair concern was a protogo of
Fleischman fr Co. He was on tim
track, bul did md gol I he panie.
Kvidence was alo produced to
show that .1. \V. Kelly & Co., and
King fr Co., both of Chattanooga,
was one and the flame concern and
both had put III bid a on Silver Spring
corn liquor at prices L'U por cent,
higher Iban Kelly ,v Co. had charg
ed other customers outside tho State.
The claim of King & Co. amount:, to
IMPORT INT Hi l l- PASSED.
Pr?vidos for thc Sale of Hie Dispon*
snry Real Instate.
The Nash bill providing for tho
sale by Ibo state sinking fund com
mission Of ibo dispensary real estate
at an upset price of $75,000, was
passed ?>.V tho house. The bill carrie.,
a connpiltee amendment forbidding
paying out of any dispensary funds
except Ibo checks countersigned 1>>
tllO state treasurer and this only up
on the certificate of tho commission
thal the payment is for some ex
pense of tho commission or fdr a
claim passed lipon and ordered pal,;
hy the comm;, ?on. The bill extends
the poi' diem ol' the commission till,
January, 1009, and allows them il&O
each for service from first of I ho
year to the pre; eut time. ?
STEPPED ON lilVK WIRE.
And Both Horse and Lad Were In
Rt anti y Killed.
At Thompson, Cn., Willie tilcha rd 8
the eighteen year old son of .lohn II.
Richards of that county, was kill
ed in a most horrible manner Thurs
day afternoon. The electric wire
leading from ibo electric plant to tho
Smith Manufacturing Company foll
tn the ground, and was still on the
ground Wlioil young lt I cha I'd S cann
up the road, and the horse's feel
struck Hie live wire, killing holli thc
horse and rider lie I lill I ly.
dumped I nen Brooklyn Kiddie
Al New York John Cranl. an nu
Oin ployed printer, jumped Krida?
from thc Brooklyn bridge and ni
tho u gb he landed tunohf" floating lc
cakes In Ibo river 200 feet below, Ci
caped villi only a fow mino
At Editor Kocster of the Columbia
WHILE HE iS IN COURT
AR a Witness, Where Ile lind Been
Summoned by * ito Attorncy-Gencr
al <o Give His Reasons for Assert"
lng That I ho Attorney General Has
Hoon Trying lo Con vlei in Dispen
sary Cases willi Minigin Testimony,
During the session ot tho dispen
sary commission Thursday after
noon, Attorney General Lyon do
nouueed Mr. George lt. Rooster, edi
tor and manager of tho Colnmbia
Record, OH "A most infamous and
dh tr liar " Mr. Koestor, Who waa
present, asneo tor the protection of
tin Court, and arose from lils (bair.
The situation was tense and Com mis
sioner Cation also arose as if to step
between Lyon and Koestor. Mr. I.yon
warned Mr Hoosier not lo approach
and dramatically told bim ho (Lyons)
walked live streets of Columbia and
was personally responsible for what
Tho Incident grow om ot ali edi
torial In the Record Wednesday ar
terial ia tho Record Thursday af
broughl Into tho rpi ai while tho com
mis! ion was in session and the at
tention of Mr Lyon was called to
tho editorial. Mr. Lyon bad just,
come ino? Hie room. Ho at once re
quested Hie commission to summon I
Mr. hoister. This was agreed lo.
and Mr. Stevenson i drew up the sum
mons, which was signed by Mr. Mc
Swcen, The marshal of the commis
sion wai civeu tho papei and within
a half hour or so returned with Mr.
KpOSler, who had como very willing
ly. Ho was examined under oath by
Mr. Stevenson, the regular counsel
for the commission.
Mr. l'. <s(er Qn,e?t4<mc,<l4 > ti*
The o flic la I record is in substance
Q. Mr. Koestor, tho attention nf
tiie commission bas been drawn to
this paragraph in this afternoon's
daily paper as follows:
'The Record lias been asked why it
assails Attorney General Lyon and
sicks, to hamper bis attempts to have j
"grafters" punished Tho Insinua
tion in (lie question ls that the ile-'
cord is In sympathy with the ''graf
ters." Th? insinuation ls too con
temptible to notice.
"Explanation of the Record's atti
tude toward Mr Lyon is wanted, lt
ls easy lo glvp'. If there has Leen I
??raft the Record, as much as Mr.
Lyon or anybody eke, wants it ex
posed and the guilty punished, hut.
the methods employed lo bring about
that desired result should he (dean
and honorable and command respect.
lt ls Mr. I.jon's methods to which
the Record objects. Wherever tho I
Anglo-Saxon civ mutation bas spread
a common maxim of itu Courts baal
he? tl that lt ls helter lor a thousand I
guilty men to ?sea ph than I hat ono
Innocent man should he punished,
.'Similar in spirit is tho Record's
helot that lt is bettor that all dis
pensary grafters should escape than!
that an attempt should he nia.de to
secure convictions with bought testi
mony. And that is Hie game Mr.
Lyon has Peen playing th'st as a mern
her ut the Investigating committee
and now as At form y Ceiieral. If ?
these were no political phase to tho
iu a tl er be coil ld not hope to sec tiro
conviction with bought testimony,
and it is only the political phase pf
the ciisp that keeps bis attempts to ?
buy testimony from mooting tho uni-j
versiil execration they deserve." j
'the commission wishes to know
Who is i cspoiis!ldc for the editorial j
depart nient ol' your paper! A. I am..
(?. The commission being partly
charged with gelling this I Palimony,
.-.nd the work Which Mr Lyon hil?
done in thal line libing through Hie 1
com mission, Hie com mission wants
lo know what Informalloii you have
about the pun base of testimony?
V Not li I it? lint what bas keen pub
Q. Does What bas been published
justify tile (barre that they are buy
ing testimony? A. Well, all this is
very sudden. I have not get il .it
my ?ngers' end. hut Mr. Hermann,
who ls the president of the Augusta
I trowing Company, testified that he
had paid rebates or commissions and
dat an order was passed hy the old
Investigating committee ordering I
payment of his (daim, which I holloVO
, ; s th.- (hid and the only ene paid
p to thal lime.
Q, Let us gol Hint straight, Tba?
wfiji when Mr. Lyon and another coin
in I ll co was Investigating the dispon
There v ho com posed thal Co hi*
iii jop, 1 bel love, were Mr. Lyn.. Mr.
".'. ase, Mr. Christensen. Mr. Splvoy,
.id some others, TUetto gen I lomen
o i charm'. l?gOtlier with Mr, Lyon,
.iib having purchased tost huon v.
ls that tho basis of your charge:
of tho pinchas? of testimony? A.
That is, offerad to purchase testl
mooy, yos. ,
Q. That is tho baals of your charge,
that the old i^vcstlgatlnc committee
did that? A. That they offered an in
duc.otnont for gottlng testimony.
Q. I want to know this; what
?Tidenco have you that thero has been
? purchase of testimony sine? tim or?
ganizatlon of this commission? A.
I don't say there has beou a pur
Q. Do you mean to say there has
been an offert to do so? A. I mean
to Ray, if I 1)0 correctly posted, that
I have got a right to Infor that if
parties to whom claims wore duo, or
who allege tittil amounts aro owing
lo MUMU by the dispensary, wiil como
forward und give testimony Unit
ibero claims will bo paid. Th?re was
a report In tho paper this morning of
a Claim paid on yesterday.
ls that the publication you rotor
to. the publication in tho State this
morning? A. Yes. sir.
' ti. Then you state that all you
baso your charge on is what was
published In the paper? A. As to this
Q. ia thero any publication that
you base your chargo on A. No.
Q. The publient iou til tho State this
morning? A. Yes.
I Q. With reforonce to the Paul
.loms Company? A. Yes. The first
I claim s:ild to bo paid was tho Paul
.loues Company, which was of execs
I sive volume, but on account of mat
I tor behind lt, if ls stated that tin
I paynton! of the claim was ordered
immediately after obtaining tostl
ino ny by them.
Q. How do you eontlOCt Mr. Lyor
wit li that action? A. J don*! knew
that I lightly connected bim will
(bat net iou: hut al tho same time, I
? (O'. Mered bim as adviser of tin
co tu mission.
Q. You don't bold bim rosponsi
hie for the action of the COllUlliSSiOl
in aujudicaling the Paul Jone!
claims? A. Not directly.
Q. Or timi ibis chargo that lu; li
purchasing testimony at the presen
time is based on Unit? I understam
you to Hay that tho only basis o
your charge at the present timo i
from thliS article in the Stale Now
you admit that yon cannot, hold bin
rsspOhsiljlG for that. Then you havi
no b?slaj for tho charge that, lie i
now \ :'. .-hnsine testimony? A. Ne
fdr, I c.Hn'i say that 1 draw that in
Q. ls thrtt tho only BO U r co of in
formation you have, what yon saw it
the Slate'' A That is all 1 based ni
<}. You stated that you bad infoi
ni.aiiou abdul to-day. ls what yo
Baw in tho State to-day all (lie iii
formation voa have? A That wa
tj. Answer b\ question ? A. Ye:
I said, except as to tiie old commit
Q. You have no further inform;
lion of the purchase of testlmon;
except what appears in tho Slate?
Mr. Lyon Mitt ors Discussion.
Attorney General T..von :
1 wish ld liiake a statement In n
gard to tltlS matter. I regret, e
cOediigiy, 'bat. it. becopios necossai
for ino tal e any action or to noll?
anything that may lie said or ?toi
hy this croa turo (pointing lils fhn;
at Mr KoOslOr.)
Mr Koo: (el
li this bo a legal proceeding,
desire that that gentleman lie r
quired to usc proper language.
i wish lo say timi as far ns shot
Ibis afternoon thai tho man tb
wrote thal article tn (he record is
most, infamous and dirty liar
Mr Ko. s ter:
I ask foi- tin- protection of t
1 will l>e on tiie streets of Coln
hia. and y<>u med no protection,
say. Mr. Chairman, Unit I reg rel <
ooodiiigly that I have to notice tl
charg? I! bas come to my not
(bal he bas written and publlsV
in bis paper a tis ue of infamous a
sen :llous lies. I have not seen
to mubo thom, and I would not Iii
not Iced this now. luit il comes bo fi
Ibis tommi siuii in an official way.
simply wish to say that he bas lu
ci, himself a ; elf-convict, d, inls
ons liar. And I want to say to y
sir. (Indicating Mr. Koester.l tba
.un personally responsible for whit
say, ami I dare you to rosohl it
Ml*. Koestei :
Now, Mr. Chairman, tu regard
ttiis limiter, i litive iiothttip furl
to say In regard to this editorial t
tber than to say that I did not m
to chni'KO any personal dishonesty
tl,,, pail of any Olio of tho pit'!
COinhllSKtott. lt seemed to me a li
1er of policy that an editor hil?
righi ttl criticise natl condemn,
il was lliO policy of the cominis:
lo withhold the payment of cia
until parlies came forward and ?
testimony implicating Ot hors, tb:
I vas a wrong policy. 1 stated ll
iiote II again,
Mr. Pallon: Who said that was
notley of the commission? A. I
, i red it from tile action ?if the (
m I cslon. ,
Mr. Patton: Ami furthermore
passed Judgment yesterday o
claim and nothing was said a
that and a half a dozon today.
Mr. KooBter: I was not awara of
that when I wrote that article. I
distinctly disavow tho Intimation of
any disrespect against any member
of tho commission. It was n matter
of public, policy, and If that was tho
policy of tho commission that a
claim -would not be paid unless par
ties came forward and implicated tho
officials, then that was a wrong pol
icy. One member of this commission
I have known for years, Mr. Header
son, and I would uot for the world
say anything against Mr. Henderson
(.'ol. Felder Makes Statement.
Col. Felder: Without Indicating
the policy of your paper or roseutlng
in any way anything you said about
myself, I want to make this state
ment us having berni very active in
tho prosecution of theso claims be
fore tho commission, that not tho
slightest inducement hus been hold
out to any man to come hero and
furnish eveidnee. The commission
passed a rule requiring all claim
ants to prod ice their books and pro
duce tho representative that, con
ducted the negotiations with tho
Soul h Carolina dispensary, which re
lated to these sales. And when their
books are produced and their agents
are produced and examinations are
made, the commission then, without
offering any reward, taking these
claims ns they present themselves In
tho boohs, making deductions as they
did In the Paul Jones claim of tho
amounts that their books show to
ho overcharges, purging tho claims
as tho evidence demanded, have giv
en judgment for the balance. I am
acquainting you with that because
under your statement yon say you
wald to bo perfectly fair, not only to
the commission but. to all thc parties
Mr. Koostor: I must absolutely)
disavow any intention to reihet
against any member of the commis
Mr. Stevenson: Mr. Chairman,
there is another suggestion I would
like to make. Mr. Koostor states'1
that it was tho policy of tho com-,'
mission he was criticising when ho j ?
made this charge about tho Attorney 1
('.??lierai. This commission would,
prefer to have the criticism mndo ? 1
against il In its own proper person |
and not against thc Attorney General M
and Ifould lilr.e to ask. Mr. Rooster H
a few questions. I
Stevenson Ouest lons Witness. I
Q. Mr. Koestor, tho mein her of the 1
Investigating committee to whom you '
referrer, ii was the realizing of Mr. M
Hermann's account you referred to lull
your paper? A. Yea. j<
Q. Do you rican to charge Mr. i
Hay, Mr. Gleaso, Mr. Christensen. Mr. ?
SpiVoy and Mr. Gaston with buying ?
evidence? A. I don't remember who (
voted for it or anything bf tho sort. I
Q. Mr. Christenson and Mr. Lyon
were theil on the commit lee? A. I i
drew tho inference from tho fuel that ?
all claims were held up and ordered
not paid, hut that when Mr. Hermann |
came and tesl Hied that ho had done,
wrong, immediately on bis doing i
that his claim was ordered paid tho,
(.> This criciCism was directed
first at tho old Investigating com- i
millee and secondly as this cominis- ;
sion and their actions? A. Yes.
q Hut M r Lyon w as made tho
Mr. Patton : There is another In
timation made by you. That this
commission is hoing handled by tho*
Attorney General; if you were here,
as the oilier newspaper men are, you j
would know thai this commission is
not handled by the Attorney General
or by anybody else.
Col. Folder: Although Mr. Her
mann cann' here and made the full
est statement In regard to this mat
ter this commission lias not. ordered j
his claim paid.
Mr Koostor: 1 did not refer to
what (his commission had done.
Al Ihe conclusion of this incident
members of the commission assured
Mr. Koostor In tho kindest way that
ho had been laboring under a mis
apprehension Iii regard to tho pro-j
ced ure of tho commission, and that!
they Invited tho fullest scrutiny of
their dihcial ads in regard to these
claims; that their sessions were open
to iii? public in considering these
matters ard thal nowspapor men were
welcome to attend and that others
had attended constantly. Mr. KoOStOf
was. informed thal, the commission
would he elad to have him present
to see for himself what the commis
sion was (hung. Willi these assur
ances the matter was closed and tho
commission took up other malters,
adjourning soon afterwords.
M A 1)10 A GOOD MAI li.
Five Cracksmen Goba Missouri Hank
of Gig fluni.
At rtlchhtil Mo., robbers dynamited
lhp Farmers and Mechanics bank al
I ii t ? o'clock Sat urday morning, de
moll hing (he building and calerini?
the vaults which (hoy looted of r..*:>..
000. There were, five of tho bandits.
When kel RCen they were riding
north nt breakneck speed. Citizens
of Hld town heard the terrific ex plo?
sion and hurried to Hie scene. When
(hey SOW tho bank 111 ruins a poss
was Immediately organized and pur
suit started at onco.
Senator Blease Said to Have Rep
resented a Liquor House.
AN AFFIDAVIT READ.
Mr. h. W. Parker Swears That 8. J.
Lanahnn Told Him That He lind
Employed Senator HIenee to Re
present His Firm Before the Stato
Hoard of Control.-Hlcnsc Head an
Affidavit from Iitinahnn Denying lt.
Testimony which the Legislative
investigating committee of 1900 de
clined to bring out was developed hy
the commission to wind up tho
affairs of the State dispensary
at Columbia on Thursday when
Messrs. Lewis W. Parker and Ellison
A Smyth were put on tho staad and
related a conversation with Mr. S.
J. Lanallan, of Baltimore, in 1906,
in regard to tho employment of a
"prominent politician" to represent
tho Lanallan Orin before tho State
hoard of control. Mr. Parker said
that Lanallan ia a prior conversation,
wluui Capt. Smyth was not present
had said that Hon. Coleman L.
Please was the agent referred to.
lt is understood that Mr. Please,
who ls now and has for four years
hoon State Senator from Newberry,
and who was candidato for Governor
year before last, has an nllidavit
from Mr. Lanallan denying that Mr.
La?aban made tho staten ont attrib
uted to him. lie said that he had
read it during tho campaign last sum
mer on tho stump at Union, and that
it Was published St that Hmo. Ho
mowed tho original affidavit, which
bo has kept pinned in his inside
Those familiar with Hie dispensary
investigations will recall that two
meal's ago tho Legislative oommitto?
tb invest Iga to tho dispensary sum
moned Mr. Parker to appear and ho
?ealted in substance the conversation
iv i til Mr. La?aban, hut when pressed
;?y Mr. Lyon to give the name of tho
prominent politician he declined to
lo so. As Mr. Parker challenged the
power of tho cominillo to make him
utswor, a case on habeas corpus pro
ceedings was brought in tho Supreme
Dourt and the Court decided that
the committee bad Hie authority to
require Mr. Parker to answer its
rj nest lons. Pul the committee docid
5d not to exert its authority and Mr.
Park or did md answer the quest lon.
li has been common knowledge,
however, that the sn ppre sod name
af the alleged agent cd' Lanallan was
that of Senator Please, ?md Ibis
knowledge evidently reached Senator
Please himself, as he took Hie pro
rant ion to get an nllidavit from La?
aban, and it is fortunate that lie did,
since Mr. Lanallan died about two
weeks ago. The commission to wind
up the Siate dispensary had already
summoned Mr. Lanallan.
When they tesl ?lied Thursday Mr.
Parker anil Capt Smyth made i' plain
that they did so unwillingly and on
ly yielded to the recognized authority
of Hie commission, which has tho
same authority- as the Legislative
committee tis decided by the Supremo
lt is md worth while to say who
Messrs. Parker and Smyth aro; they
are the lending two cotton mill men
in Socth Carolina, and their char
acters and r?putations need no bols
The Lanallan AflUluvit.
Kollow I hg is Hie afltdavlt read by
Senator Please at the campaign moot
ing in I nion on August 7 1. lOOfi.
State of Maryland, City of Balli
more. - personally carno before mo
Samuel .1. Lanallan, who. being, duly
sworn, says thal he never told Lewis
W. Parker, or any other person, that
Colo L. nio?sc was in his employ
lo look after his int?r? t in the whis
key business in South Carolina, and
as a matler of fact, he did not have
Cole L. Please so employed.
A?gUSttIS W. I '?rad ford.
(Notary Seal) Notary Public.
Mr. Please also read at the I nion
meeting aflldavits from Jodie M.
Rawlinson. John Black, Jos. P. Wy
lie, li ll Evan?, .lohn Pell Tow lil and
l"'-XV, Boyltln, dated either August
;!. I 906, or August 1, I OOO, ann each
of which staled that during the af
fiant's term of service as director of
ibo Stn to dispensary "Colo I-, Pieaso
neither directly or Indirectly solicited
business or naked that purchases bo
made from Samuel .1. La?aban or any
other per on engaged in selling whis
key or otlu r art.oles to the State dis
Two Miners Are Killed,
Two men were killed by tho fall
or a chge for a dst anco of 7<t0 feet
to Hie bollon) of a ?shaft at the Ni.
1 colliery of Hie Nova Sooth. Stool
and Coal Company's mine at Sydney,
i P. C.