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ESTABLISHED 1865. NEWBEBJRRY, S. C., TUESIDAY, (CTO1ERll 24, 189 H ) 'A
OUZTS' FOURTH AND FIFTH,
1iISI'ENSARY Sill *'I NO M ' HIlsODS ANDI
AN ALLEOI,U CONSI'I KACY.
Ilactk's liltiudr s-liayoldlei Unllecd Itryant
at rhie f I;tL UN .d I i im to Collect
Eviti,v iou AK uiNst D):,ii
(Greenville News, 17th.)
Letter No. 5 of the Ou.ts dispen
sary revolation consists of copies of
letters from dispensors con plaining
of errors in the shipping detparttmont
committed by Black. Mr. Ouzts
says ho presents only a few of many
such lettor's, selecting those of recent
Theso letters are from Dispensers
W. W. Carpenter, of Charleston; G.
Sanders, of Port Royal; J. T. Carr,
St. George's; S. P. Driggers, Monck's
Corner; J. M. Weeks, Elloroe; G.
Johnson, Georgetown; B. C. Baker,
Pickens; A. R. Sullivan, Lanrons; J.
J. Bell, Camden; E. S. Ervin, Man
ning; W. C. Rawls, Wagenor; W. A.
Calvert, Abbeville; L. LT. Baker,
Bishopville; M. S. Stoppolbein, Char
leston; B. B. Hiller, Chapin; W. F.
Wilkes, Darlington; R. C. Maybin,
Newberry; Medicus Itickenbackor,
Walterboro; u Ml. Phillips, Blacks
burg; W. J. L -own, Cheraw; Ml. S.
Scruggs, Greenville; D. B. Rtefo,
Chester; Ml. J. Pate, Barnwell; J. M.
Reams, Sumter; Walter Ilderton,
Summorville; W. P. Brown, Spartan
burg; S. E. Whitton, Pendleton.
The Pendleton complaint is ad
dressed to "Dear Cousin Joe."
All of these corrections are since
March 1899 and t hey vary in amount
from 80 cents to $25. Most of them
are mistakes made against the State
and involving losses.
The Spartanburg letter is a sam
ple of the others. It reads:
"Spartanburg, S. C.
September 26th, 1899.
"Mr. J. B. Douthit, Columbia, S. C.
"I send you invoice for correction.
You will see 30 cases & pints, 80 corn
and 30 cases - pints X corn. There
was 32 cases of 80 corn and 28 cases
X corn also 15 cases of 80 corn and
30 cases of X corn. Ploaso change
bill and send me at once. I send
you statement, certified to by mem
ber of county board. The difference
to State at invoice price 121 pints
this is X corn $15, 18 quarts, $8.28;
total $20.28. Difference $5.28.
"80 proof invoico price )- pints;
$10.80,-90 proof quarts; 18 quarts
$7.20; total $18.
"County profits on X corn $4.22;
country profibs on80 corn $1.92. This
makes him short to county $2.30 and
short to State $5.28. Total shortage
WV. F. Brown,
"J. M. Rudisend,
"Chairman County Board."
Mr. Ouzts adds:
"It will be seon from the above
enumeration of the errors Black made
on his immaculate shipping books
that it is almost impossible for a dis
penser to get a shipment of goods
correct. If the proper number of
cases hold out, the dozens and con
tents of the same are very often in
correct, and the railroad bills of
lading are incorrect or sometimes
not made at all. Goods are shipped
and are not even entered on his
books, as was the case of the bill to
H. G. Bookman, Dec. 19th, 1899.
Fifty cases worth $270 were sent
him by Black and no entry made by
Black of same until Bookman report
ed it. Also the same thing occurred
in the Branchville shipment on July
8th, 1899, when forty-two cases whis
key worth $290.40 sent to the rail
road and no charge made by Black
on his shipping books until it was
discovered and reported by the rail
road next day. But why comment
oem when they speak for them
selves These orrors can be. proved
by the booly and records in the State
.A. G. Onizts.
The fourth chapter o \the revoela.
tions was not as direct previous
chapterc and others that ar -promn
ised to follow, 1t is on the lb9 01o
*establishing that there is a "e
spiracy" or "cooked-up proceedingj
for the removal of Douthit and
Ouzts and relative to Shipping Clerk
Black. ''ho alleged conspiracy is
said by him to have been formed by
the majority faction of the board of
Tiho first section is relative to the
allegod conspiracy, and reads:
To the Board of Control; I have
charged that there was a conspiracy
on the part of the majority faction of
the board of control, and I now offer
undisputed proof of the same and
defy them to deny it and disprove it.
It not only seems from the proof of
it that thero was ia conspiracy, but
bought and doctored testimony and a
regular "blackmailing scheme" was
resorted to in order to sosuro testi
mony from at least one of the wit
nesses on pain of boing prosecuted
and put in the ponitentiary, if he did
not swear to suit them. With the
penitentiary gates ajar, ready for his
entrance, th.) witness swears to
suit these honorable men so well
that they forgot to take notice of his
What these conspirators want can
best be judged by their actions in the
past. If oflico for their friends was
the only cause, it might be forgiven,
but not satistiled with the offices al
ready existing, must multiply them
so as to extend the circumference of
the ring in the shapu of jobs for
cousins and friends, li<uor drum
Why is it that J. Dudley Hasolden
does not prosecute Mr. W. II. Bry
ant, superintendent of the State dis
pensary, T. Christmas Robinson's
friend, and put him in the poniten
tiary, when he has ample and sufli
cient testimony by his (Haselden's)
own admission, was a " damn
thief and scoundrel," and ought to
be in the penitentiary, and that he
was going to put him there. He, J.
Dudley Haselden, would put him in
the pc-nitentiary if he, Bryant,
did not "make it as hot as he
could for Mr. Douthit and Mr.
Ouzts, and tell all that he know
that they (the committee, which was
Haselden) would make it lighter on
Is this the other "dossier" Hasel
den would not show the board and
denied to lot Mr. Williams see the
day Mr. Douthit was "bounced by
the board ?" He, Hlaseldon, claims
that he had no mois "secret dossi
ers," but holds back information he
had paid a typewriter for out of the
dispensary funds as his own individ
ual property, and which he, as a
member, accepted pay from the tate
for his services in staying here and
obtaining the same. Why don't he
turn it loose ? Is he afraid that it will
be Bryant's downfall, whom he prom
ised T. Christmas Robinson to save
in order that T. Christmas Robinson
would yield to a personal courtesy to
the majority faction of the board to
do me up ?
1 invite the attention of the public
to the following certificate, which
speaks muore forcibly for itself then
any comment I can make. Captain
Kirkland is a man of his word and
will swear to this statement if J.
Dudley Hasolden denies it, and I
dare him to do it:
The certificate is as follows:
I, Walter N. Kirkland, do hereby
certify that on two or three different
occasions Mr. J. D. IHselden, a mem
ber of the State board of control,
told me that Mr. Bryant, the super
intendent of the State dispensary, was
a -damn thief and scoundrel and
ought to be in the penitentiary and
that he was going to put him there.
Hie said that he had a stack of affi
davits, indicating wvith his hand
about two inches high. Since that
time and on Sunday night, Septem
ber 23d, 1899, 1 was in Mr. Hlasel
den's room and he told me that the
investigating committee called Mr.
Bryant off and told him that if Mr.
Bryant woul'd niake it as hot as he
could for Mr. IDouthit and Mr. Ouzts
and tell all lie knew, that they would
make it lighter on him.
Walter N. Kirkland.
Columbia, S. 0., sept. 28. 1899.
The seorot dossier is unexplored,
and Mr. Bryant is not even sus
pended! Mr. J. Dudley Hasel
den, why do you shield a man you
say is a "-- damn thief and scon
Is it because Mr. Bryant, superin
tendent of the State dispensary, T.
Christmas Robinson's friend; as soon
as lhe moved his family here, carried
away from the State dispensary one
writing desk, to the value of $8.50O,
the proper goods and chattels of the
State dispensary, and appropriated
the same to his own use and benefit;
also one office chair, to the value of
$ t, which cost $0 when new, that he,
the said W. H. Bryant, the annnrin
tendent of the Stato dispeniary, and
T. Christuas Riob;isoi's friend, did
carry away 'md approlpriato to his
own use and bonolit wit.hout, so far
as I know, the authority or cotisenit
of the Stato commissioner or the
State board of control to so carry
away and appropriate to hi,; own
If thero is any furt her evidenco
neodod to provo thero wi.s, and i, a
conspiracy on tho part of tho iajor
ity of tho board to takte chargo of
the dispensary, I can provo it and
start part of it horo: ''ho morning
the State board iot to liro 1Ir. Dou
thit at gent,leman ws then in lhe
city who is i memntber of the legisla
ture, and ho stated that Mr. Dou:hit
would loso his job andel ho would ho
elected Stato comimissionor. 'I his
was before the btoa.d hc'd oven act dd.
This shows t.bat t ho majority fact ion
of the board before they even met to
consider Douthit's ciso had nu,do up
their minds to do him; not only this,
but had gono no far as to select his
successor oven before )outhit, was
Tho whole thing is a cooked up
proceoding from beginning to end.
I believe oven beforo the investiga
tion began theso honorabllo men, tho
majority faction of the board, wore
in the deal and they tre the instru
ments the other conspirators are
playing on and having to carry out
Look at their actions in regard to
the two Columbia disponsers and
forcing the Richland county board to
resign. This means that tureo menm
bers of the county board and their
clerks, must bo thools of the ma
jority faction, and must submit with
out the slightest consideration to
obeying any all demands made upon
them by any member of the majority
faction of the State board. I. t lie
majority faction of the Stato board
will, without the right of a hearing
and without oven giving any notice,
treat the Richland dispensers and
and county board this way, tiring
them without cause, will they not (1o
ti.a same in every county in the
State? They will not stop until they
have absolute control of every coun
ty board and every county dispenser
and his clerk, and every whim o
theirs, political or otherwise. must b
obeyed and carried out without
question. The object of these con
spirators is to perpetuato themselves
and their friends in power and try to
control all political oflices from
United States Sonator dowi to Coro
ner. Should anyone dare to enter
the political field and not join in
their actions and become one of t hem,
Cream, with gre
White, with pink
White, with blue
White, with blue
New in styles
ed with great ski
der beveled pIat
ful frames. The:
handsome to be
oration of any h
If you are con)siderinlg the p~
character you wvill do wvell to <
Illeico will It use, tot) crush him ill
lavor of solu othor aspirattlt. Who will
how to its dlictation.
ot'ZTS PAUsl:t; vOR A nt..1".v - sAYs HE:
HAS "Motl-: AND Wo"t l: ' tA1.\ri;F.s TO
(tipeciatl to TIhe D)at,y Nvws.|
''olumb'.ill, S. ('., Oct. 11). --Ouzts
today coicluded his "s'ries ouo" on
ho <dispe llary andt say; lit has i lot
mo rO iII reserve. Ilk t it+ cotll'sO of
his pl'r today ho savs "a good
hnuter noverg i,ts o11 of an1ununlIltiitioln.
li time of war it is !ot. wise to shoot
all y'ourl bullets t+ n a" t i n lil nemlIly onl
the run. I do not iltl(1 to givo
lth dispr,sllry c01pirittors ia chance
to work thue posrs'ecuti ion1 (lodge on
thle public and try and obtain public
yulpalthy by divertintg Ilh, public at
tontion fromn the seiotus charges I
"I have said (eno uigh for the .res
oit and will snon1d ily "revela
tious." I laivo pienty mnore Iulnlu
nit ion. Ii fact I havo not, tiod my
heaviest guns. '1'hI're is imuichi moro
I caln say vhiclh would prove as iln
teresting as what I have already
said. But. I have mna(o seriouis
chargos ligain:st thot ispeinary col
spirators and have furnished proof.
It is up to them and 1 can walit on
them. If they rimain silent they
plead guilty. If they answer I will
further prove what I havo already
clailiol and piut somio now burdeis
on their sliolldeu's. .1 amd ready for
themi; first come, first served."
'hon foliows a roview of the
i,tlImrges. 'This,'' cont inies Mr.
O)izts, ''brings the matter squarely
up to the attention of (overnor Mc
Swooey, who has it chtance to sig.
alizo his admilniistrationl by attempt
ing to piulrgo the hoard of its unil
worthy iemnbers, the majority fac
(ion. The stiatetiiiits I have made
are true; they lav\o not evenl b< oil con
I ratdicted, much loss cont rovert vd, and
I think furnish th e Governorsiflicient
grounl for a re<iiest, for 10ie resigni
tion of t)h ni.n igianst wvhoim I havo
mad1 those cha rges. If ho is not
satisfied as to the proof offoroil he
can obtmnlll moro. Ie is the oxecu
Live head of the government and he
should see that ill its brianclIs aire
clean. If they aro not, they should
be lopped off and the public will sus
tain ald eindorso the man who thus
acts. I have now passed( the whole
matter up to the Governor and the
people await his action."
Every womani needs I>r. Mlit's' Pain Plls.
I]cadielie had? Ge, Dr. Ailles' Pain Pills.
Chamber Sets !
and gold deco-~
and elaborate in
om nature, tint
1I, mounted un
a glass in grace
used in the dec
urchasec of anything of this
all and examine our1 stock.
There never was a tit
could buy the best rnerchc
We challenge any hi
and generous stock, sucl
and every department.
Buy a bill from us ar
less money any where in
There isn't a merchc
better assortment of Dres
outfit before the stock is
A lady can come to c
to match and then have"h
\Vo havo enough (Irss goo(ds; to rolt (
every woman and girl in Nowberry
their fall out ii, and have snoe left. La
Colored dross goods at a bargain <
prico. Now up to.<lin fabries,
We are soling 100 pieces; of color
ed dress goods on tho bargiant
counter, goods that aro worth 3i)
and 40c regular, any of them for
MOlet's, Boys' and Child ren's 2'
less than any houso ir. Nowberry.
anybody. Many of the stylos are m
p)ressy for us. Our stock is ntow coL
lit aniybody from a boy' thIreo years <
man that woights th ree hiund red poun
or stout men don't cut no ico with r
store is the homo of stylies anid tihe
100 Men's Suits for this week $3.50) wor
104. Boys' Knooe Su its regula r pric<
lFor this w
lt)( " "' " regnlar pri
F'or this wt'
F"or this w<
I [oro is wvhero wo d
willI1) beIJ compoled to renit an!
(lay. Askc most of t ho best
their shoes "'Why Mi mnan~
pocket book. On r shuoe dlop
anin. we wnat youtn 0 .m
no in the history of ti'
md(:isO so cheap.
>uIse in the up country
an itmmence variety
dc if you are offered ti
the United States we
Lnt in the upper Carol
s Goods. Come and a
picked over and brokt
ur store and get lher
er hat made to suit h<
APES AND JACKETS.
1ies if you wat a 'tylish w
om 3 to our store, w3 have it,
yo~ can1 gi vo you a1 capIo or jac'ket,
llt.4 abnot Iany ico i yo nt,~~ I4 r
try go)ods stores cominedIPu I canu
av , you u0 por cont.J*
Will fit hist o m etio r
ca e t i-ci o so c e ad
ICI~~~ ifyoareofeed utin
>hd Unt Stte ae
ibodo of '
er" ht mad to sui .ht'
lart ill "o Jaion 1I :l rl
m~ 200) 0 bales8 John1
ok i.50II '
1o 2.50 5()0 .z. WhV i
ck 2.11a baorgairn.
> t he buinesis, if Our sho business11 '5
>thoPr storo Oi .ior o jIl dprnmu (4t g re
dress mo n andi o(in t.I o 0co
Ah'( of cotIrso,'' yvo can fit yocork.
irb t t is complot and~ 11( w44 dton'
1bor tth is.
W ill lit conilto i 4
1 . L.
a big store when you
to show such a great
f good things in each
re same goods for any
Nill gladly refund you
inas who can show a
;et your fall and winter
dress and trimmings
1y) SlN"ish iknehS this week $1.7d
101) 31.i 0' '
0 Ph()I'sh ca'pes iIa mmer 1.25
100 '' '' " 3.0
00 " s "t "4 .00
00 " " " " 5.00
llll Ri(I olal B11(11
'l kwep1 some( of our light. weig'ht
nr r1 int a
1s, ohilordi nak 210I., our lriCo I 5C
iP. K~ in'g Son 11il:i<1 Si(3t.inlg I c
0 1Bon( Spron0le3, 3oery one( a
ontinuIes to growv wtO
ws8 more p)oplar overy.
-y where thIly bro1gtt
)Ot as well as your
r11oos to be1 un<I(e(r