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Comptroller General Jones Refuses to
Honor Claims of Rev. C. W. Crelgh
ton and Col. L. M. Green Because
Accounts not Itemised.
Columbia, S. C, May 10.?Taking the
position that the law expressly re
tpiires that an itemized account must
be tiled for expenses, A. W. Jones, tho
comptroller general, has refused to
pay a claim for services submitted by
C. W. Crelghton of Greenwood, who
was appointed as a special agent of
the executive department by the gov
ernor of South Carolina. This ac
tion was taken because of a letter
written by Comptroller General Joi.es
to Mr. Crelghton. He says:
"I have before me your special ac
count for the enforcement of law for
special service rendered.
"I beg to say before we can pay
?iceount it must be itemized giv
ing the number of days and dates on
which services were rendered. Ser
vices rendered on the special fund by
the month Is not permissible.
"Kindly send statement and we will
attach to ycur account and issue you
a check for same."
The salary Is $100 per month.
On May 6 Mr. Crelghton replied as
follows: "Your letter of the 'Ird hut.
is at hand. I am leaving home on
duty today and will not return until
the last of the week, about Saturday,
and then I will take up tho subject
matter of your letter with you."
On May 7 the governor sent a let
ter to the comptroller general with
reference to the claim. The governor
requested that the claim he paid with
out resorting to the courts. The gov
ernor gave the opinion that the Item
ized account is to be tiled with the
chief executive and not with the
The following letter was sent by
Comptroller General Jones to the gov
"Answering your letter of the
7th lust.. In reference to an account
(, claim for services by C. VV, Crelgh
ton to be paid for out of the appro
priation at your disposal for enforce
ment of law, I beg to say.
"That section 7!).''? of the code com
missioner's report, 1912, quoted by
you requires, c.s you state, that such
accounts he itemized and verified.'
This requirement when made in ref
erenc to county claims, was passed
upon by the supreme court In Hank
vs. Goodwin, 81 S. C, 427. There
the court said: 'There are very strong
practical reasons of public policy for
regarding the enactment mandatory
and not directory. The items and
oath are required not only that the
county hoard of commissioners (in
this case the governor) may be satis
fied with the account, but that tho
board and its successors in olllcc (in
this case the comptroller general and
legislative examining committees) as
well as the grand jury and the citizens
at large may, by examination of the
claims, ascertain how the affairs of
the county (in this case of the state)
have been conducted. If it be within
the power of the county board of com
missions (here we may say of the
governor) to audit and approve claims
not made out with items and verifica
tion, it would be within their power
to allow calims so mnde out as to
give no Information as to their origin
and character, and thus keep those of
ficially concerned for the welfare of
the county (in this instance, of the
State) and the citizens generally in
complete Ignorance of the management
of public works and appropriation of
the public revenue." Pp. I2!J and '131.
What Courts Say.
"Again the COUl'l '.'acre said: 'In
determining whether the claims were
itemized and verified as required by I
, law, substantial, and not technical and
precise compliance with tho letter of
the statute should be the test . . .
To itemize an account means to state
in detail the particulars of it. so that
the account may be examined and its
correctness tested.' (This means not
only by the governor, but also by the
comptroller general before he issues
his warrant on the Stnte treasurer,
and subsequently by the legislative
committee and citizens generally.)
When merely the different services
f' rnishcd or the different services
i dered are sot down without dates,
one of tho most Important particulars
necessary to tho examination of the
account Is omitted. Especially Is this
true when the board whose duty it
is to examine Into tho correctness of
the account Is limited to the consid
eration of claims arising within the
current or preceding year.'
"Mr. Crelghton's account simply
states: 'For special services render
ed for one month ending April 22,
1912.' This does not specify the par
ticular services, of the particular dates
when rendered, and neither the comp
troller general or examining conunlt
teo could nscertaln from this for what
the money Is to bo paid.
"I have no deslro whatsoever to
hamper any oftlcor In the enforcement
of law or performance of his duties.
Put 1 was elected on the platform
that 'public office is public trust,' and
'public officials should be held to a
rigid accountability for public funds.'
"I, therefore, request that Mr.
Crelghton'8 account be so itemized as|
to let :ne know for what paKlculad
services ho Is being paid, in order
that the matter may lie propoiiy ex
"This has always been the practice
of this office, and of the governor's
office previous to your administration.
If this has been varied during your
vlministratlon it has been through
Damo back Is usually caused by
rhouniatism of the muscles of the
back, for which you will find nothing
better than Chamberlain's Liniment.
For Sale by all dealers.
* Trampled Them In the Bust. *
Kditor The Advertiser: ?
If you will allow me a little space'
In your valuable paper, I would liko
to express a few thoughts on the
county convention held In I>aurens
last Monday. I was present and was
grieved to think that the young men
of this day would cast under foot and
trample down, just for the rako of
politics, the wishes of ruch old soldiers
as O. G. Thompson, J. K. Flnley. R.
P. Adair, \V. P. Coker, Mr. Dell and
others, who In 1861 marched to bat
tle in defense of this grand old coun
try of ours, fighting for four long
years for the principles so dear to
southern hearts and for the welfare
of descendants. After being over
powered, hungry and sore of heart
and limb, they laid down their arms
at Appotnattox and came back to their
desolate homes and loving families.
Put did they give up in despair? No!
They went to work and labored on
until LS7G, when they were again call
ed on to follow the glorious Hamilton
and redeem this old state from negro
domination and to give the reins of
government-; Into the hands of white
people. Did they sulk in their tents?
No! They came to the front like meu
as they are and rallied the young men
and even boys, of which 1 was one,
under the old par whoop and never
gave up until we planted the banner of
victory up our state. Again they turn
ed to the quiet pursuits of life and
there remained until D'ltu. when the
toiling masses of our people thought
they were and were being Imposed up
on by the wealthy and money powers.
Again these same old soldiers were
called upon to rally and to load the
young men of the day, under the'lead
ership of now Senator D. It. Tlllmnn.
Again' I ask. did they sulk in their
tents? No! Ever ready to do for their
country what they thought was best,
though it might cost Diem their lives,
they came forth and again led the
young men to victory by the election
of D. R. Tlllmnn to the governorship.
Now, after all this, it makes me
feel sad to think that our young men
of today wjll trample the wishes of the
old soldiers underground, when they
could not possibly do any harm. I
know that there are but few of our
old soldiers left and they cannot be
much force In politics, but I would
rather mar the feelings of all the gov
ernors that have ever been, than to
hurt the feelings of these old soldiers.
It is all very well for politicians to
talk about how much they think of the
old soldiers and what they are willing
to do for them, but when it comes to
the test, actions speak louder than
The Demons of the Swamp,
are mosquitos. As they sting they
put deadly malaria germs in the blood.
Then follow the icy chills and the tires
of fever. The appetite Hies and the
strength fails; also malaria often
paves the way for deadly typhoid. But
Electric Bitters kill and cast out the
malaria germs from the blood; give
you a tine appetite and renew your
Strength. "After long suffering," wrote
Win. Frotwoll, of Lucamn, N. ('., "three
bottles drove all the malaria from my
system, and I've had good health ever
since." Best for all stomach, liver
and kidney ills. f?Oc at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Notice to Creditors.
All persons having claims against
the estate of W. Khett Dryson deceas
ed will present, them, duly attested or
proven, to either of the undersigned
on or before the 22nd day of May,
T. W. Boyd,
11. M. Bryson,
Mountvllle, 3. C, April 30, 1912.
Scholarship and Knfrance
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admission of new stu
dents will be held at the County Court
house on Friday. July 5. at 9 a. m.
Applicants must be not less than fif
teen years of age. When Scholarships
are vacant after July f> they will be
awarded to those making the highest
average at this examination, provided
they meet the conditions governing
the award. Applicants for scholar
ships should write to President John
son beforo the examination for Schol
arship examination blanks.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will op
en September 18, 1912. For further
Information and catalogue, address
Pres. d. B. Johnson, Rock inn, s. C.
Buy A Home With Rent Money!
The average tenter pays for his place every eight years
but the land lord still owns it. Why Pay Rent?
YOU PAY AS RENT
p9r 178 Acres near Mt. Olivo Clinch. Cheap anil on easy teims.
One-half interest In o-.ie of the tinosl lime quarries in the South.
Four miles of Ware Shoals. Cheap on easy term*.
At $120.00 per year in 10 years. $1,581.68
At $120.00 per year in 25 years. $6,583.72
At $240.00 per year in 10 years. $3,163.36
At $240.00 per year in 25 years. 13,167.48
We will cut any of the following into such size tracts
as you desire. We buy at wholesale and retail land out
to suit the small buyer :
Splendid farm ami tfinnory at Bkom, containing 1<X> acres, and
good dwelling, outhouses, etc., 20-horsoengine and 40-horse boiler, two 00
saw gin, all in good shape on easy terms or all cash.
About 100 Acres near Watts Mill, known as the BadgCtt Land.
552 Acres located near Reedy River Power Company, on Reedy
River, and known as tbo Dor roh Place. Prico, $12.50 to $20.00 per
acre, depending on n um bor of acres and location.
200 acres tbrco miles east of Laurens. High state cultivation.
23 acres at Anil's coss roads, cheap for quick sale.
19 acres near Watts Mills, all Improvod, for $l,.r>00, half cash.
[OS acres, a part of J. N. Clardy tract, $S.OO por acre. Got tbo bar
Several houses and lots near Watts Mill.
93 acres near Ora, level and good Improved land, $50 per acre.
400 acres near Stomp Springs, $11.50 per acre.
We also have for sale about Twenty-two Acres of land within the
Corporate limits of the City of Laurens. known as Grays Hill, which
we will sell in small building lots, at reasonable puces. A good many
of these lots have cottages on them.
Remember that we cut off any number of acres de
sired by purchaser and give any reasonable time in which
to pay. We want to make it possible for every white
farmer in Laurens County to own his home.
Laurens Trust Company
R. A. CoOPRR, President. C. W. TUNE,Sec. & Treas.
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