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SENSATION IS SPRUNG
BY GOVERNOR BLEASE
T. B. Eelder Exposed In Al
HUB EVANS SQUEALS
ON ATLANTA LAWYER
In a Letter Alleged to hnve been Writ
ten by T. B. Felder Made Publie
by Governor Blease Saturday Night.
Attempt at Conspiracy to Defraud
A letter which (low Blease says was
written by Thomas B. Felder of At
lanta offering to frame up a $f>00.000
deal with H. H. IS vans, former mem
ber of the State dispensary board of
control, now under Indictment for
conspiracy to defraud, was given out
Saturday by Qov. Blease as "his first
grain Of sand" oil the dispensary in
The following is the letter:
"Dear Hub: I have just returned
from Peoria, 111. 1 have framed up
our company in such a way that we
will be able to make all the money
out of it by the time your term us
commissioner expires as we will rea
sonably need and you can then retire.
I want you to think seriously of the
plan which I submit and make an
appointment as soon as possible, either
here or elsewhere, and 1 can dis
cuss with you more fully and satis
factorily the details. The plan is suf
ficiently feasible to justify our taking
your associates in on the ground lloor.
It is ?bis- The capital stock of our
company at present Is $100.000, own
ed by you and 1. It is all paid for
and 1 have the actual custody of the
stock. Hull, the general manager of
Clark Brothers &. Co., wants an In
terest and we may need him, but not
at present. If we can get for Octo
bor. November and December largo
orders from Carolina, 1 can issue $.".00.
000 of preferred stock of the com
pany, sell it. to parties' who have al
ready agreed to purchase; we can
divide the proceeds from the sale of
the preferred and then do one of two
things?sell the common and let some
now company run it or run i! our
selves. Meantime vre will have In
band $250,000 tach. less such sums
aa we may have to pay to others to
secure business in the meantime.
."Now, Hub, I want you to give this
matter your serious consideration and
cooperation, If you will do it. 1 will
make yon a fortune and that very
quickly, Write me when and whore
you will meet me upon receipt of this.
Wo have v< ry little time In which to
pull the scheme together.' Have been
working on the plan several months
and now have it perfected. I have
n brother-ill-law In Indiana, a mil
lionaire, who assisted me In working
OUt the plans and will assist me in
selling the preferred stock as soon as
we can make a good showing. He
has, as all other very rich men ac
cumulated his fortune by the manipu
lation of stocks. There is enough In
the pi.in '?<> justify us in paying more
for business than any one else can
afford, as you will perceive. Then,
too. as Clark Brothers & Co.. are the
largest distillers in the United states,
UO one call be criticised for giving
thom lOt'S ' orders What '.i i is done
must be speedily done. Can you get
your associates to meet us here in
Atlanta or in Augusta right away?
Now, Hub. don't dilly-dally about this,
for after months of labor my plans
are mature and we can make a kill
This letter was signed "T. B."
The I dated "Atlanta Ca..
October 2, 190;'."
Mr. Felder Denies This.
T. It. Feldor yesterday when told
of the letter that had been given out
by Gov. Blease said that "It was a
forgery." Ho denied over visiting
Peoria, 111., and said that the letter
had been "faked" up by the governor
of South Carolina ?
II H. Evans, when asked as to thj
letter, declared vehemently thai ho
had received the letter in q lies fit
and many others and that T. B. Fel
der had tried "to frame up" with sev
eral of the members of the dispensary
board qf control.
Gov. DleflSO announced the letter
had been obtained after months of
hard work. He said he knew the let
ter bad l^on written telling of such
a deal to H. H. Evans and*that it was
not. until a few days ago that lie was
able to secure the original inanu
What II. H. K>ans Said.
"H. 11. Kvnns told nie that this let
! ter was from T. Ii. Felder." This
statement was made by Qov. Blease.
Gov. Blease declares that there- is
I no doubt but that the letter is 111 the
same handwriting its that of T. B.
i Felder. He placed the letter by sev
j eral letters from T. B. Felder and
I he said that the handwriting was the
! same. Gov. Blease said that the origi
? nal letter was locked up in one of
j the vaults of a bank in Columbia.
Gov. Blease said that several other
; persons had read the letter and de
clared the handwriting to be the same
j us the letters signed by T. 1$. Felder.
At the conclusion of the letter the
> following signed by A. W. Todd, R.
M. McCown and L. M. Overstreet
appears: "We the undersigned have
read the original of the above letter
and certify that this is an exact copy
thereof." R. M. McCown, secretary
I Of state, and A. W. Todd is a member
of the house.?News & Courier.
PENSION C HA HO KS DISMISSED.
(Jen. ('. Irring Walker not Uphold in
his Charges l>J the Pension Coiniuis
Columbia, .March 14.?The charges
made by Gen. c. Irvine Walker, of
Charleston, that there exists fraud in
, the handling of the pensions of South
I Carolina, were today dismissed by the
. State pension board, by the adoption
Of ii resolution accepting and approv
; Ing the Investigation conducted by
the Comptroller General into the mat
I ters referred to in (Jen. Walker's
j charges. The Comptroller General
i finds that the charges of Gen, Walker
are "not sustained."
I The State pension board met here
? today and will be in session until
: Friday, going over the routine mat
ters that annually come before the
? board. There is one Charleston mem
ber on the board, Mr. John \hrens,
j who has taken much interest in the
pension work. The meeting of the
hoard was in executive session...
The board will distribute tho sum
of $250,000 in pensions, which amount
Wits appropriated by the general as
I There are wore than 9,000 pension
> ers in South Carolina and the list will ;
I bo gone over by the hoard.
! The members of tho pension hoard
are: A. w. Jones. Comptroller Gen
eral, chairman ex-offlcio; D. R. Flcn
nikon, Columbia; W, H. Ilardln. Ches
ter; William Weslon. Columbia, and
John Ahrens, CDharleston. Mlas Kate
F. Malier is the clerk of the board.
OF INTEHKST IIKHK.
Member of Prominent l.aureus Count)
Fnniilj Takes Part in Soroll) Ban
A beautiful social event of the sea
son was the banquet given at n local
hotel last evening by tho PI Knppn Al
pha socority of Virginia institute. The
table decorations were a large shower
of smilax and lilies of the valley 111 the
center of the table. At each place was
the place-car hin the shape of (he l'i
Knppn Fin with a large spray of the
lilies of tho valley.
The folowiug enjoyed the oensloii:
Misses lren?> OhOlilll, Tula Willing,
Margaret Schmatha, Annie Dlllgledllio,
Margaret Dlngledine, Selma Harmon.
Pearl Fend!.?ton, Corlnno Putmnnn
and Miss Jessie Mae Stokoy, Bristol
It is with the keenest interest to the
many friends here and throughout
the county to see an account of Miss
Corrine Putmann's soroity, of which
she is Mogul, participate in such a de
Miss Putmnnn has been a student
of Virginia Institute for the past four
years where she graduates in June
WOMKN BF AI? THIS.
Parisian Sage puts Luster into Hull,
Hvery woman reader of the Adver
tiser who desires radiant hair that
everyone admires should go to tho
Laurona Drug Co. today and get a
lafgo 60 cent bottle of Parisian Sage.
It is not only a delightful and ro
f'fshng hair dressing and benutlflof-,
but it Is sold under a rigid nuarantee
to banish dandruff, slop falling hair
and itching scalp, or money back,
"Parisian Sage is the lust hair ton
ic I have ever known. I find it the
only one that will cure dandruff,
cleanse the scalp, and make the hair
grow long and beau'iful."Miss Sl^na
Ahl.. 2 Far we 11 St.. Worcester. Mats..
June 8, 1010. I
BULLS I IN COTTON
KEEP THEIR GRIP
Have Boen Favored by Strong statis
tical Position?Longs Seem Opto
im 1sti<> and Determined) While Hears
Appear to be Bather Irresolute.
New York, March 17.?The bull
clique lias still kept tys grip in cot
ton markets. They have been favored
j by the increasing strength of the sta
j tistical position. Powerful cliques
both at New York and Liverpool are
to all appearances banking on this as
much as anything else. They are also
apparently keeping a sharp eye on
the 'short interests in the market.
Bulls think there Is no liklihood of
the cotton schedules being disturbed
in any tariff discussion during the
coming session of congress and they
do not expect to he hampered by a
renewal of anti-option legislation, or,
at any rate, by a possibility cd' such
inconoclast legislation, as they regard
It, being passed.
Money Is abundant at home and
abroad and the stock market has
stood the test ot recent bad news so
well as to encourage bulls in the
commodity markets. Receipts at the
ports have been light. The visible
and invisible supply in this country is
said to be 400,000 bales smaller than
a year ago. Spot cotton sticks to re
cent prices with a tenacity rather dis
concernltlg to bear. In fact, in parts
of Georgia sales are reported at the
same price which existed when May
was selling here at 15.S0. Exports this
season are very large, Liverpool spots
sales of late have increased. Texas
needs more rains. Weather condition
in that State are said to be very
Silver (iocs Up,
During the past week silver has ad
vanced in London. During the few
days the spot demand in the Atlantic
States has increased and Manchester
has sent more favorable reports In
regard to the conditions of trade in
cotton goods. The certificated stock
here has recently bren decreasing at
the rote of 2,500 to 3,000 bales a day
It is pointed out that the statistical
position of the edd crop is growing
stronger owing both to the decreased
receipts at the ports and the large ex
ports to Europe which are causing
stocks in America to decrease more
rapidly than they were a year ago. I
The spinners' taking? are alao larger i
than some have been expecting from
the porslstcnt report of had trade.
Curtailment of production in South
Carolina is very m tlcenblc and tit Call
River about pet cent, of the looms
are idle. From most parts of the
South comet' favorable reports, as re
gards the condition of the soil, ferti
lizer sales arc large, and all the con
ditions point to a big acreage. As the
matter now stands, however, bulls
seem determined and their opponents
Death of .lohn C. Farmer.
' .lohn C. Fanner died at bis home
at Watts cotton mills village last Frl-:
day morning, after an illness of about
ten (lays from erysipelas. Mr. fann
er was about sixty years of age and
is survived by a widow and one or two
children. II? was a native of Youngs
township and was hlgtrty respected by
all who know him. The burial ser
vices, conducted by the Junior Order
Of Pnitcd American Mechanics, was
held Saturday aft< moon at tllQ !.au
rens mill cemetery.
\ Pierce Nlghl Alarm
Is the hoarse, startling cough of a
j child, suddenly attacked by cr< up.
Often it aroused Lewis Chamblin <>!
Manchester, o.. (R. H. No. 2) for their
four Children were greatly subject to
croop. "Sometimes in severe attacks
lie wrote "wo were afraid they would
die, but since we proved what a cer
lain remedy Dr. King's New Dl8COV>
! cry Is, WO have no fear. We rely on
It for croup and for coughs, colds or
am throat or lung trouble." So do
thousands of others. So may yon.
Asthma, buy fever. Ingrlppe, whoop
ing cough, hemorrhages fly before it.
G0c and ?1.00. Trial bottle free. Sol.I
by Lnurens Drug Co. and Palmetto
Snowdrift puts Yni all in the Shade.
Snowdrift llogless Lard is being Im?
ltat?'2 and substituted for in Its sal- .
Don't take a cheap Inferior Imitation.
A few dealers are pushing the sale
of other Lards because tin re Is more
money hi it for them. Insist on get
ting the best. Snowdrift is bandied
by every, merchant in LaurOllS ami
Dixie Flour and drain Co
Wo aro showing some unusual val
lies on our 10 cent counter.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co. I
UPHELD BY COURT
Governor Blease Loses Out In the
lion of ort County Township Commis
Declaring the action of Gov. Hleasc
to bo illegal. .Indgc Gary Saturday en- j
i joined the township commissioners
j who wert> appointed in Manfort conn-,
I ty without regard to the recommen
dation of the delegation. This Is the
first time that the judicial department
of the State government hits ever
given a direct order or decision as to
the rights of the executive depart
ment since the controversy started.
Gov. Blease said that he would 'abide
by the decision of the supreme court
should the case be appealed.
"As to the right of tho governor to
appoint the respondents to the re-|
I spective otiices in question and com
mission them without their having
been recommended by the delegation
from Beaufort county in the general
nssembly. l think it is conclusive that
such appointment is illegal mid void
as against the present Incumbents."!
This statement is made by Judge Gary
in his order of injunction.
The issue was raised before Judge
Gary at Walter bo ro several days ugo,
when counsel for O. W. WilkihK, Jr..
Edgar Kripp and William Keyserling,
who had been recommended? by the
Beaufort legislative delegation for ap
pointment as commisloners for St.
Helena township (island). Beaufort
county, asked that an Injunction be
issued, rcstrainii .-: T. it. Kittles and
J. 13. .Mason, who had been appointed
commissioners ^tor that township by
Blease, contrary to the delega
tion's recommendation, from seeking
to assume the duties of tho office.
Judge Hary issued at once a rule di
recting the respondents to show cause
before him at Columbia, March It',,
why the permanent Injunction prayed
for should not Issue, At the same time
In- issued an order temporarily re
straining the respondents from seek
ing to assume the duties of township
, commissioners. Subsequently the
'rule was mad.- returnable March IS.
W. J. Thomas of Beaufort ropre
; seated the old commissioners, The
I appointees of the governor were rep
resented by Thomas Toll bird.- The i
"(JO SOI TII, M\ BOY, CO Stil l II."
( 'hump (lark's Vihioe to Votum Wes
terners Little of Politics.
Chicago, 111., March |l. Congress*
man Champ (Mark, of Missouri, tho
coming Speaker i ; the National House,'
today amended the famous saying ol
Horace Grccley: "Go West, young)
men, go West," and made it to read:
; "Co South my hoy, go South."
"The South is the place, and in>
advice is to uo there. You won't enl
' as much us you do here ;n the North.
If you do you'll die. Your clothing
must lie lightened end. therefore, loss'
expensive. Vou won't have to buy
find to speak of. and yon can allow
your horses and cattle to graze out of
doer.-; the year e round.
"Believe nie the Sollt !l is the poor
man's land, and you'll live to see the
day when the South is going to he the
liehest part Oi" the ('tilted States.
"Why. say. I know a man who made
$15,000 In one year ol three acres of
lettuce. Sounds fish) doosn'i It? True',
though, for I look the pains to Und
out. its a grout country boys, and if
y it want a good tip, follow Illy advice
That Is, go early to the Southland and
grow up with it ? progress."
Congressman Clark /admitted" ho
would make a good Democratic candi
date for President at the next election,
"Weil, the Democratic party might
no further and far worse and I think
lie prophesied victory for the Demo
cratic party, for the reciprocity mea
sure and said: "Wo can ?et hy Mr.
Taft with a few seht dub s we hope.
whore we never could got past with
a winde bill."
i Mr. Clark Intimated that If Republi
cans in the next House did not like
committee appointments they could go
hang for all the good it would do (hem.
Only he said It this way:
"These who don't like (he appoint
inonts can tak:- advantage of tho great
American privilege ol on -in."
If you have trouble In g< Itlng fid
<>r your cold you may Know that you
are not treating H pi'oporly. There is
no reason why a cold should hang
Ion for weeks and it wll noil If you
I take Chamberlain's COUgll Itemed/.
I For sale by all dealers.
CopTiictit I1 C'1, by Ci r. Zimmerman Co.--No. 4
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tunate enough to have the proper advice to start a
bank account. Nothing establishes permanency,
and nothing means so much toward retaining it, as $
money in the bank.
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always glad to see you and still
gladder to sell you for we know
when we sell you our goods we
are selling you something that is
nice, fresh and at a very low
We have always got some
thing to offer you at a special
price, you are Missing Bargains
in good groceries when you fail to
Phone us or fail to Call in and
We are Yours to Serve.
W.H. HUDGENS & CO.
114 West Main Street
Phone 50 l^itirens, S. C.
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further detailed informntion npply to
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