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UPHELD BY COURT.
Carolina Class Company's Appeal to
the Supreme Court Thrown out
ami Coilipuil) Must Poj $28,000.
The dispensary commission has won
practically every point In a decision
made Thursday in the Carolina Class
company ease. The dispensary com
mission will retain the sum of i'2'.i.
000. for Which the glass company filed
a claim with the commission several
years ago and which was disallowed
after hearing evidence in relation to
tho transaction by the glass company
with the board of control of the State
dispensary. The supreme court Thurs
day gave a decision written by Jus
tlco Hydrlck which disposed of tho
two appeals of the Carolina class
company. When tho Carolina (Mass
company ceased doing business with
tho old State dispensary ami after
tho dispensary commission had been
formed, the commission, after taking
tostlmony, declared that the glass
company had overcharged the State in
its dealings to tho extent of approxi
mately $51,000. The State owed the
glass Company $215,000 for goods de
livered. This sum was deducted from
the $51,000, which left $28,000 due to
the State, according to the Unding of
the commission. The glass company
appealed to the supreme court. The
decision yesterday affirms the action
of the commission in deducting the
claim ( the ulnss company.
As to Act of 1010.
The decision also declares tho act
of liHO to t>e constitutional in so fai
ns it turns over tlio dispensary money
to the commission, but unconstitu
tional in so far as It attempts to con
fer judicial power on tiio dispensary
commission and create a lien on the
property of the Carolina Class com
pany in this < ity. Tlie commission
held up aproximately $7,000 duo by
the county dispensaries to the Caro
lina class company, "This wns done
under the act of 1010 and has been af
firmed. The commission also found
that the ulnss company owed the State
^L'L'.duu additional and an attempt
was made to create a lien on tho prop
erty of the company in this city. The
decision will not affect tho work of
tim dispensary commission.
The decision of the supreme court
shows whether the commission has
acted legally in the holding up the
several claims, and collecting thereby
from other whiskey houses.
The only point where the State
loses in the case Is with reference to
the notice tiled with the clerk of court
of Richlaud county which- was in
tended to create a lien on the real es
tate and other property of the glass
company in Columbia. The commis
sion failed to secure the additional
Mr. 1.) ou's Statement.
In discussing the decision Attorney
Cent ral Lyon gave the following sue.
clnct statement of the results of thej
"The decision is practically a sweep
in;; victory for the state, as the judg
ment of the Slate dispensary commis
sion is upheld wherein It was found
that a Conspiracy to defraud the
State was entered Into, and that the
claim of the glass company for more
than $2:5,000 against the State was dis
allowed. The commission is also sus
tained tu Unding that the glass com
pany, in pursuance of the conspiracy,
overcharged the State more than $r>l,
"The main object of the act of 1910
is sustained. This act provides that
county dispensaries. owing money to
houses found by the commission to be
due the State, money on account of
dealings with the former State dis
pensary, shall pay over to the com
mission a sufficient amount to cover
the amount so found to be due. This
means that anything owing to the
gla?s company by county dispensaries
now or heretofore existing shall go to
the commission to help reimburse the
state for overcharges made on bottles
bought from the glass company by the
State dispensary. And so. under this
act. the State gets about $6,000 in ad
dition to tho $2;5,ooo. it was not con
tended that the commission could pass
a judgment with the same force as a
court and, in this respect, the supreme
court has held in accordance with the
views of counsel for the State. The
only point in which the State loses is
as to the effect of the notice filed with
the clerk of the circuit court-which
was intended to create a Men on the
real estate and other property of the
glass company in Columbia. The com
mission is fully sustained in its find
ings against the glass company, it
only fails to get a lien to secure the
unpaid balance due the State."
The handing down o." t;ie Carolina
(Mass decision is probably the last
c hapter in the work of the dispensary
commission as practically all other
business has been attended to.
The act of HUO referred to gave the
commission the power to hold up
claims against the county dispensat les
by whiskey houses and other con
cerns. The Carolina Class company
had a claim against the several county
dispensary boards of approximately
$23,000. This sum was held up by
the commission. An overjudgment for
over $28,000 was entered against the
company by the commission, and a
suit was bled in the Richland county
court. The opinion COVery two cases,
that of the Carolina class company
against the State of South Carolina]
and that of the Carolina Glass com
pany against the members of the com
A Matter of History.
It cost millions of dollars, and thir
ty-five years time in work, to prove
conclusively that scientifically made
paint, is superior to the old method
of making paint by hand mixing with
a stick in a pot: a few gallons at a
time. The L. & M. Paint Is scentiti
cally made by machinery with only the
Hnest White Zinc and White Lead j
made from metal, and purest Linseed I
Oil, Its use saves costly labor, and
lh?i many millions of gallons used
throughout the United states proves
it. Sold by J. H. & M. L. Nash, Lau
rens; J. \V. Cupelnnd & Co., Clinton.
Another shipment of Rugs P.nd Art
Squares .tust received, they are beau
tiful patterns, and very low priced.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkos & Co.
I For Sale
fc&i Fred W. Green house and lot on West
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\jtj One House and Lot, North Harper Street
_ containing one-half acre, more or less,
CO fronting on Harper street 50 or 60 feet.
0^ The Harriett Mills
House and Lot
N. R. DIAL,
C. H. ROPER,
. Sec. & Treas.
ffi Home Trust Co.
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