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ROASTING eOV. ANSEL.
COIAMPIY HFA'OHD TAKES CP
CCDGF.L IN HIS DEFENSE.
Misapprehension or Misinformation
Responsible fur Papers' Idea I I?**?
Sumter Ne??pa|>or People t uJuhI
I) Criticised Our Chief Magistrate.
The Columbia newspapers have
managed to k t the facta In tho Mur?
ray oaae hadly mixed Judg'.ng from '
the annexed articles which appeared
In the Dally Record and The State.
7 bare his been no attempt to
roast ' Oov. Ansel. The facta haw
bean stated and Oov. Ansel's action in
declining to pay the expenses of ex?
traditing; Oeorxe W. Murray was char?
acterised as peculiar In view of the
Statute which provides that the State
shall nay the expenses In such cases.
That Oov. Ansel did refuae to pay the
expenses" of a special constable to go
to Chicago Is a fact that cannot he
On Monday..Sept. 21st. Sheriff Ep?
person received a telegram from Chi?
cago, stating that Murray had been.
arrested. Another telegram was re?
ceived later esylng that Murray would i
Rght extradition. On Tuesday Deputy |
Short ff J. s. Sykes went to Manning
and Klngstree and had the proper
certificates In the case signed by the
Presiding Judge and Solicitor Stall.
Returning Wednesday Clerk of Court
Parrott and Sheriff Epperson prepar?
ed Che necessary papers for presenta?
tion to Oov. Anael. and on Thursday
Deputy Sheriff Sykes went to Colum?
bia? pressnted the papers to Oov. An
set and officially requested that re
ejenation for ths extradition of Mur?
ray be Issued. Oov. Aneel Inform, d
Mm that he would Issue the requlsi
tlen but that before doing so he must
hp re the original warrant In the case.
Ha also stated positively that, while
he would Issue the requisition, lie
would not pay the expenses of the of?
ficer, who would be sent to Chicago.
That Sumter county had received the
IS.iOO bond forfslted by Murray and
\ that Sumter county ?would have to us*
a part of thle money to pay the co*t
ef extradition if Sumter county want?
ed to bring Murray back to serve out
has sentence. Deputy Sheriff Sykes
returned Thursday night and reported
te Sheriff Epperson the Governor's
l decision Sheriff Epperson laid the
matter before Supervisor Pitts, and he
consulted County Attorney L. D. Jen
Bangs. On Saturday morning a spec in I
masting of ths Board of County Com?
missioners, attended by a majority of
ie members was held. After const: I
?tton with the County Attorney, who
that the board had no au*
Ity to pay the expenses of exrs
Itlon. the board Informed Sheriff Ep
person that Sumter county could not
and would not pay the expenses of
the officer to be sent to Chicago.
Sheriff Epperson therefore sent the
following telegram to Gov. Ansel:
Sumter. S C . Sept. 2D, 190?.
M. F. Ansel, Governor.
Columbia, s. C.
Unless you authorise ine to go to
Chicago for Murray. State to pay ex?
penses, I hsve to wire that he be set
at liberty. Wire. Coanty board re
? mae>-e> -
fees to pay expenses.
W. H. Epperson.
About * o'clock Saturday night
Sheriff Epperson received the follow?
\ "I will pay expenses of requisition
In Murray case.
"M. F. Anael.
Tssterdav. Monday, morning Clerk
of Court I arr.iu prepared the addi?
tional papers Oov. Aneel informed
Deputy Syke* wars needed to com?
plete the case for requisition, and Mr.
Sykes snd Mr. J. H. Orady, who had
boon engaged to go to Chicago,
caught the rooming train for Colum?
bia. They eaHed on Oov. Anael, who
Issued the requisition and commis?
sioned Mr. Orady as a special agent
te go to Chicago and get Murray.
These sre the facts. Qov. Ansel
wee officially requested last Thursday
te Issue requisition for Murray at
watch time he stated positively that
he would not pa) the expenses of re?
quisition. On Saturday he reconsil
erer and decided be would pay the ex?
penses. If stating these fscts and
commenting on his refusal to pay the
expenses constitute a "roast" then
Oov. Ansel has been roasted by thl*
psper and the correspondents of Tl e
State and News and Courier.
The MCOOI i'lemon case was on -.?
entirely different footing. Plei Man,
who wss raptured In Jt\i :,s.m I
agreed t<. r-tnrn without requisition
end there was no need to enlist lip)
good offices of Oov. As~el. Sheriff
Epperson sent sn officer to Jackson?
ville for Pierson, who t* turned with
his prisoner Sunday night. ShsfUl Ep
pwrson paid the expenses of bringin<
Pierson bsck snd unless the -.am es>
pended is refunded by the county
rommissloners he will 1-e out of pock?
et that amount.
(Columbia Record >
??<<>me of the riumtsi adWepapsf
people are "roasting" Governor An?
sel for refuslna to pay the ggpSPM of
a trip to 1 y. igo after George Wgesl
Ington Murray, the negro ex-con
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6.
All the Big Aotb of the Circus
the Nelson Family,
Genaro and Theo,
Rhoda Royal Menage
Horses and Hundreds
Altogether 900 People Employed.
50 Double-length Gars.
12 Big Water Tight Tents.
FUNNY FROLICSOME FRISKY
Brand New Street Parade-Two Miles ?F Brilliant Dazzling Pageantry.
Two Grand Performances, Afternoon and Night?
DOORS OPEN ONE HOUR BEFORE PERFORMANCE.
SEE THE ENLARGED ZOO AND HEAR THE SELLS-FLOTO MILITARY BANC.
Special Kiitioe to Publ o.
Anyone lit good stain litt;;
and a reliable citizen of
this section, after review?
ing the exhibition by the
ARMOUR GRAYS $25,
000 Prize Winners, driven
by William ("Billy")
Wale?, with the SELLS
SHOWS, If not perfectly
satisfied with this splendid
exhibition, the price of ad?
mission v .111 be cheerfully
refunded. W. E. Franklin,
Gen. Mgr The Great Sells
Fl .Ho Combined Shows,
Also Directing the Tour of
Tbe Greatest Equine Globe Trotters
gressman and big land owner of Sum
r. wanted there to serve out a three
year sentence for forgery, and who Is!
ilso wanted to ro on trial for per?
jury.. As a matter of fact, however,
Governor Ansel telegraphed on Sat?
urday afternoon to the Sumter sheriff
th it, ho would pay the e\pense of such
a trip. Up to t nit time no request
had been made upon him even for re?
quisition papers. Tney are also crit?
icising him for giving no requisition
papers for another negro convict
wanted rhere named Moses Pierson,
alias Si Plunknrd, who is said to have
been located in Jacksonville. And yet
it is said at the governor's office that
no request has been made for requisi?
tion in this case, either..
Saturday the governor received this
Surater, S. C Slept. 25.
M. P. Ansel, Governor.
Unless you authorise Trie to go to
Chicago for Murray. State to pay ex?
pense. I shall have to wire that he be
sot at liberty Wire me. County board
refuse* to pay expense.
W. H. Epperson,
This was the first -communication
the governor had received on the sub?
ject. He replied as fe>Tlo-ws:
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 2f>.
W. H. Epperson. Sheriff", Sumter, S.
1 will pay expense ?*f requisition
in Murray case.
M. F. Ansel.
Later In the day Deputy J. H.
Grady came into the governor's office
and made formal application for re?
quisition. Governor Ansel armed him
with a double-barreled one, und he
left on the next train for Chicago.
The governor issued two requisi?
tions on the Illinois govenwr for
Murray, having had much trouble in
the pa?t getting the persons of col?
ored gentlemen wanted for crimes in
this St?.te out of the hands of North?
ern and Western States and municipal
authorities. One of the requisitions
is on the score of the three-year sen?
tence hanging over Murray at Sumter
for forgery in a land fraud case there,
i h.? oHeff w;is on the charge of per?
jury, for which Murray tuts not vet
TtMMPt btfti ban some discussion In
connection with this eas?> as to Gov,
Ansel'* stand on the paying of expen?
se* for the agent to bring Murray
hack Gov. Ansel was not ofhYially
informed of the matter at first hut
when he S/M he took it up and sent a
t' l' k'iam IWIttlHl to pay the cnjm n
tea through the state. As soon as the
governor took up the matter he at
onoe lUthorlled the appointment of
Whtl makes a girl pretty is the
way she can look when you tell her
DISTILLING COMPANY MAKES
"CONSCIENCE MONE\rn GIFT.
Louisville Concern, Once Represented
By Farnum Agrees to Pay to the
Winding-Up Commission $80,000,
Although the Commission lias nu
Claim of Oxerctmrges Against the
Columbia, Sept, 27-?Following a
conference last week between the
winding-up commission of the old
State dispensary and the representa?
tives of the Bernheim Distilling Com?
pany, of Louisville, Ky.. the company
today announced that it will refund
to the State overcharges on liquor
amounting to $H),000. The company,
which was represented before the old
State board of control by James S.
Farnum, acquitted Saturday of brib?
ing Jos. B. Wylie, then a member of
the purchasing board, to give the con?
cerns represented by Farnum the
preference In purchasing liquors,
mit? the overcharges and says it is
willing to irmke good this much of
the State's lees.
The refund Is voluntary on the part
of the company, as the old State dis?
pensary board of control had effected
a complete settlement with the con?
cern before the -winding-up commis?
sion took charge of the affair of the
dispensary wham the institution was
legislated out of existence, and the
company never has put In a claim for
money due it for the liquors sold to
the dispensary, a* has been done by
many of the other houses, which had
been awarded contracts for liquors.
Attorney (lencTal Lyons was asked
about the matter tonight. He said
that the facts in the case were that
the Bernhelm Distilling Company has
offered to the dispensary commission
$10,000, and that the money is on de?
posit in the Louisville banks. The fact
that this company wished to turn over
this large sum of money came over
the telephone today from the Atlanta
firm of Ai.deison. Felder, Bountree &
Wilson. It is understood, though not
obtained officially, that the Atlanta
firm secured the settlement, but it
also appears that the money come
voluntarily. The matter is settled now,
and the money belong! to the State
of South Carolina.
The remarkable part of the whole
transaction is that the Bentheim firm
had no claim against the State of
Th ? money that the State owed this
firm had bt en previously paid tip and
thi books were cloeed. To offer $30,
aai. and then t(^5*uin the money over
is olearly an admlaeion that there
Robbing a dispensary in n c runty
that has voted f<?r prohibition Is al?
most like taking money from the
BURNETT GRANTED BAIL
Alleged Forger Released rrom Alken
Alken, Sept. 27.?M?son Burnett
was released tonight on $600 bond
from the county jail, C. K. Henderson
and Dr. J, H. Burnett, father of the
young Burnett, going on his bond.
Burnett is charged with forgery and
breach of tTUst wVi.h fraudulent in?
tent in connection with the alleged
shortage in the Bank of Grantieville,
Burnett being formerly bookkeeper.
It is rumored here tonight that the
shortage In the bank is much less
than was at first estimated. An aud?
iting company has been employed to
t check the acccnmts.
THOVSAVD LOVE LETTERS.
Carolina College Boya Seize Opportu
nity to Study Courtship.
Columbia, Sept. 28.?A lot of col?
lege and otfeer young men about town
are having a lot of fun today, as they
regard it. with big bundle of love let?
ters, bought at the express old BOSS
sale here. The bundle was being re?
turned to m girl who did not claim it.
There are about a thousand of them,
some forty and Afty pages long, and
full of lovesick phrases, starting off
".&? precious Darling."
Pretty Wet 5for Dry Torvn.
Charleston News and Courier.
Oklahoma is a "dry" State. Sap
ulpa is a town in Oklahoma. During
the 9 1-2 months ended the 1st of
last July the Frisco railroad shipped
to the 28 men holding federal licenses
in Sapulpa, in their own names, 187
barrels, 1.6 74 cases, and 217 boxes of
whiskey; 57 boxes, 608 cases, and 24.r>
barrels of "liquor," not otherwise
classified, and 2.376 casks, or 28 car
loads of beer. It has been figured
out by the Kansas City Monthly Jour?
nal that at the prices obtaining in
Sapulpa "this would have given the
sellers a net profit of $33,4 3 3 on the
whiskey, $14.'.?94 on the 'liquor,' and
$47,620 on the beer." It was claimed
that the prosecuting attorney of coun?
ty had been negligent of hi^- duty, and
a motion was made to have him re?
moved from office, We do not know
what became of hin?. In support of
his argument that prohibition was
Violated in Sapulpa. the lawyer who
appeared against the prosecuting ;<t
tomey called a? a witness the
keeper of one of the resorts In Sap*
ulp.1, who admitted that he had sold
at his place $100,000 worth of "wet"
goods sine?- Oklahoma became a pro?
hibition State, and thai he usually
had from 800 to 600 customers a day.
This is Interesting, but we do not see
that it proves anything except thai
prohibition does not prohibit, and
that a well-regulated traffic would be
better than free whiskey.
TONET MOSES CAPTURED.
XcgTo Who Killed Policeman W. A.
Clyde Said to Have Been Arrested
Friday last Chief of Police Brad?
ford received a telegram from Wil?
mington, X. C, asking if Tonpy
Moses was still wanted and if the
reward offered for his arivst still
held good. He replied in the affirm?
ative. Last night he received a mes?
sage stating that a ne??ro said to be
Moses has been arrested and asking
that some person who could Identify
Moses be sent to Wilmington at once.
Mr. W. V/. McKagen, who knows
Moses well, left on the 7.30 train this
morning lor Wilmington, and if the
man under arrest proves to be the
murderer of Police Officer Clyde he
will be brought back tor trial at the
next term of court.
The following press dispatch was
sent out from Wilmington last ni^ht.
Wilmington, X. C, Sept. 2 7.?Tony
Moses, alias Will Gore, colored, ai>out
SO years old, suspected of being the
murdei-er of Policeman W. A.
Clyde of Sumter, 8. C. January 20,
1908, was arrested here this after?
noon by a constable from the county,
i A reward of $250 had been offered tor
the capture of the negro. The identity ,
I of the negro was revealed through '.
Isaac Anothony, colored, who knew
Moses in Sumter, he playing the role ;
of detective. Moses made a confes?
sion to Anthony.
The suspect was lodged in jail and
; the Sumter officials notified. An of
; fleer is expected here tomorrow for
: the prisoner.
PA MC IX SCHOOL.
One Thousand Little Ones Scared be
j Fireworks Stampede With Fatal
Kestiltrt to Little Girt
New York. Sept. 2 7.?Terrified by
Black Hand stories. 1,000 children
stampeded in a Polish par.>c'iial
?chool in Jersey City today when lire
works were set off in the street belOW
, and in the mad ru<h for the doors 14
were crushed, ona so seriously that
(hath probably will result. The fa?
tally Injured chi d is Marianne Zee
lackshky, 7 years old: the others
comprise Rvc ILIe air s ami eiuht
boya, ail ranging1 from 7 to 10 years
in age. All are in Jersey City hospi?
tals, hut it i^ believed that all will re?
Milking a Savings Bank of a Sand
Yes. sir, you keep on putting clover,
vetch, or cow peas Into a sand hank,
and in time yon make it a saving*
bank.?Rural New Yorker.
Mr. Cannon's criticisms of his crit?
ics hardly read so well as he think
they sound. His profanity is already
PICTURE FI LMS OX PLODE.
The Wounded Number From Fifty to*
Pittsburgh Pa., Sept. 27.?A terrific
explosion occurred today in the offices
of the Columbian Fi ms exchange, lo?
cated in the Ferguson buildin-g, be?
tween Smithfield and Wood street-*, in
the heart of the downtown' district.
From 50 to 75 persons -were fn
| jured, many of them serlous'y, and
the monetary damage is ei-tima ed at.
$200.000 or more.
He Was Balanced Product of Aristo?
cratic Traditions of the (ientleman.
Morris Schaff In the Atlantic.
In looking for the source of LeeV
personal influence we have to go back.
I think, to the habit of inherited re?
spect, which the people of the South '
paid to social positions, 'it was not
born of a feeling of subsrrvience: '
however, for the poorest "cracker''
had an unmistakable and unself-con
scious dignity about him. He always
walked up to and faced the hishosi '
with an air of equality. No, this latv
ent respect was a natural respom e on
the part of men of low estate to good
manners and oft displayed symbathy.
Lee, by his connection through birth*
and marriage with the most disting?
uished and best families of Virginia,
represented the superior class. More?
over, that he was a Lee of Virginia,,
and by marriage the head of the
Washington family, had from one end!
of the South to the other a w tight
which the present commercial, mam?
mon-worshipping age knows or care*
but little about.
Again, nature in one of her moods
had made him the balanced pro?
duct In manners and looks of the
well bred and aristocratic traditions
of the gentl ? man transmitted and in?
grafted at an early age through the.
cavaliers into Virginians. But for his
military prowess he had something
vastly more ethcacious than ancestry
or filling the mold of well bred tradi?
tions. He had the* generative quatttj
of simple, effective gt eat us ai la oth?
er words, an unspotted, serenely lofty
character, whose Qualities were re?
active, reaching every private soldier
and m iking him unconeciouelj brav?
er and better ae ? ataa.
SATISFIED WITH CANAL WORK
Chairman Ooethuls Says (,?hkI Prog?
ress U Being Made.
Washington, Sept. 17.?Werk on
the Panama Canal i< progressing sat?
isfactorily, ac Ording to Chattman
IV. Qoethals, Of the Isthmian Canal!
Commission, who, after a inert stay
in the city, left NVw Orleans this af?
ternoon for Mexico. All that he would
say In reference to his trip was that
ha ii away from Washington an pri?
vate business, and that he would be
in .Mexico for ten days or two week*.