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COU FKLDF.lt DECLARES THAT
THK STATE OUGHT NOT TO
egal i'omtwi Before Dlspenaary
Winding-1 p Comm. sttlon am to the
Jnetnean of Ihe < la I in of Over Four
ThowamncI Dollar?, by a Baltimore
Wrm for Whkdiey Sold to Old State
Columbia, on. 58.?Claiming for
the State the whole >f the Lanahan
claim of more than 1:4.000 upon the
ground* of overcharges and payment
of rebates, and that the State ahould
And an overjudgment against the Bal?
timore firm. Col. T. B. Felder, of At?
lanta. In hie argument before the dia
peeeery wlndlng-up commission, char
aetertaed the Lanahana as the "arch
eoavaplratora of them all.'' and painted
a picture of the graft of the closing
day* of the dispensary system in
. South Carolina. Disavowing any in?
tention upon the part of his client to
deal fraudulently with the State and
laying at the reel of the dispensary
officials themsel es the blame for all
that has been mealed In connection
with the "eyateia," Col. W. A. Clark,
1 of this city, ashed that the claim of
the Lanahan firm be paid.
ft was quite a battle between the
tare attorneys today. Col. Felder In
I Me entertaining and forceful manner
f presented in strUIng language the de?
tails of the Lanuhan alleged grafting.
Ha did not heat t?te to brand as cor?
rupt the dealing)! of this firm with the
Mate dispensary officials. He minced
not hla word* ; n referring to the
members of the firm and called the
whole dispenserv system a "corrupt
>t and foul machlie" In these and var
p tout terms. Col. Clark preaented a
written argumert, from which he
stepped at tlmeu to lefer to matters
of testimony ar d evidence that has
been Introduced In connection with
this oaae. 1 here wen* one or two in?
stances of sharp colloquy between the
|) attorneys for the State and for the
firm of William Lanahan St Sons, of
The Lanahan claim has been consid?
erably aired. It was this claim that
caused the test I hat was called "Feld?
er*! Phial' to be ahown before the dls
f/pensary winding up commission. The
F trend of this test was to show that
straight whiskeys were not shipped
here by this firm but the bottle stuff
waa a combination of Intensac, rye
whiskey and spirits, and sometlm? s
Juet the rye coloring matter. A chem?
ise waa called It ere to testify before
'Ufa eomm(salon a* to this test. In
Miter read today, not put In evidence,
however, the firm calls attention to
certain matters touching thla test.
Mr. Lanahan himself having stated on
the stand during a previous meeting
that he did not recognise the test. On
the part of the firm, Mr. Clark sub?
mitted a chemical analysis. In which
It was ahown that the whiskey con
talned no harmful Ingredient*, and
that tt waa rye whiskey.
The argumenta today recalled many
things of Interest In connection with
the claim. Before the original lnvee-|
tigatlng committee there was testi?
mony given by Lewis W. Parker, the
well known mill man, and others, In?
cluding Col. Clark himself, who had
stated that Sam Lanahan told, him
that no business could be had in this
State from the dlapensary board with?
out the payment of rebates. These
records were reviewed today. At one
time a member of the Lanahan firm
addreafng^a letter to the Governor.
saying^B^ there was something
wrong here, that his firm could not
get the business It should and asking
the Governor to help them out. Later
this firm did get a big business, aal
ahown by the records.
The Wylle afflda.lt was In evidence
again today. Thla waa only referred
. to In that portion In reference to the
P StOO rebate that Wylle says Farnurn
gave him for the order of 900 cases
of the Lanahan whiskey. The signifi?
cance of this la the fact that Mr. Lan?
ahan on the stand here swore that his
firm gave no rebates, and had no
agent In thla State, except for Boykin,
^ who was agent a abort while.
In opposing for the State, Col. Feld?
er made an arraignment c* the Lana?
han firm in Ita dealing with the State
dispensary. The claims of the State
tu the Lanhan matter waa set ou .
'?Wot only do we contend for the ab
aorptlon of their claim." said Col. Fel?
ler, "but a difference due the State
on the other side." Fn?m the Lana?
han Arm the State bought nominally
1100.000 worth of goods. That only
?0 per cent, of thla claim would repre?
sent the real value of the goods was
Col. Folder's contention. Thla Is in
keeping with the schedule of reduc?
tion recently estimated. 20 per cent.
Characterising the State officials as
"the corrupt pun haelrg agents of the
State," Col. Felder declared that the
Lanahan firm waa In the deliberate
cenaplracy to rob the State. Of the
hundreds of liquor dealers who did
- bjsjsjhieea In thla State, when fraud ran
Lint, the arch conspirator was the
Klient of my friend, Col. Clark?Lan
Khan St Co."
[ Col. Felder referred to the fact that
all attorneys save "his distinguished
friend. Col. Clark," had reached the
conclusion that their clients had de?
frauded the State. Counsel referred
to the "reduobtable Nelson, the saga
clou* Mordccal," and his "oratorical
friend from the Blue Grass." It is a
fact that affidavits have been submit?
ted by certain of the larger firms ad
J mitting overcharges. One of the larg
, est claimants, it will be recalled, ad?
mitted overcharges on a $60.000 claim
<>f about $10,000. Col. Felder la?
mented that Col. Clark in the Interim
between the meetings of the commis
? slon had not seen fit to drop the
The Parker testimony, the Smythe
testimony and the testimony of Col.
Clark himself were referred to by
counsel in the contention that the un?
derstanding was that no goods could be
sold in this State unless rebates were
paid the members of the board. "The
trail of the serpent," Col. Felder call?
ed it. 1
That contemplated trip to Baltimore
by J. P. Matthews and Wilson, of the
dispensary board, was touched on i
again today. The Wylle affidavit sub- ,
mltted yesterday showed items
amounting in one Instance to 900 cases
upon which rebates were paid,
amounting to $900 for Wylle's share.
Other contentions of the State are
that the price* charged the South Car- 1
ollna dispensary were higher than
those for other territory, and that
goods were shipped at one price and
billed at another. It was charged
that the firm was seeking to per- |
petrate another fraud when a chemist
la Baltimore was given to analyze
goods on the market In 1909 to com?
pare same with the 1905 goods.
"Yea, they corrupted the pure
streams of commerce in this State,"
said Col. Felder. "Yes, they made in?
vestments in cotton mills so that they
might sell their liquor, so that they
might add a little water, a little dls- j
filiation and a little Intensac. Their |
ways were devious. They didn't pay
commissions? Why did they employ
Farnum? Was there ever such a rec?
ord of corruption and fraud?"
When Col. Felder concluded the
opening argument for the State, Col.
W. A. Clark, of this city, attorney for
Wm. Lanahan & Sons, of Baltimore,
made his argument setting out in de?
tail the contention of this firm that Its
Halm of upward of $4.500 was just
and was now due by the State of
CONDITION OF COTTON 55.0.
Deterioration for the Past Month Less
New York, Oct 29.?Deterioration
for the past month In the condition $t
cotton was somewhat less than nor?
mal, being 3.9 points, against 3.ft
points last year, 4.1 points in 1907, 7.5
points in 1906. 4.3 points in 1905 and j
6 points In 1903. In 1904 condition!
gained 1.6 points. The \ob* of 3.9 ,
points makes condition this month '
>">.?;. compared with 67.5 last year and
62.4 in 1907. Deterioration was most
marked in Alabama, Mississippi and
Louisiana, where declines were 5.9
points, 7.9 points, and 10 points, re?
Owing to very favorable weather
conditions picking has proceeded with J
mirked rapidity, 75 per cent, being
gathered, against 71 per cent last
year, 65 per cent, the year before and j
56 per cent in 1906. Only once has
this been exceeded since 1003, when
in 196*4 76 per cent was pic ked at this
time. Texas and Louisiana are near
!;, picked out, where 83 p? r cent is
! gathered in the former and 90 per
cent in the latter.
Unusually favorable weather condi?
tions with practically no scarcity of
labor enabled farmers to gather the
crop with great rapidity, giving a
Hean staple and free from stains. As
yet floats have not inflicted serious
damage, except in parts of the low?
lands, and numerous s< otions may yet
make more cotton if killing frosts
hold off for another thirty clays. But
the condition of the plant Is almost
1 universally poor, owing to unfavorable
' weather throughout the season, and
correspondents complain of a small
yiHd and the proportion of lint to
seed light. Cotton Is generally mar?
keted us fast as ginned, owing to high I
prices, and according to reports very
little is being held back. Only In
! Louisiana has the boll weevil given
I any trouble during the month, the
j crop being practically free from other
We offer One Hundred Dollars Be
ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo,
We, the undersigned, have known ,
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions and finan?
cially able to carry out any obliga?
tions made by his firm. WALDINO,
KINN AN & MABVIN,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hull's Catarrh Cure is taken inter?
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system. I
Testimonials sent free. Price 76c.
per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Take Halls Family Pills for con?
STROMS BULL MARKET.
cotton advanced $5 to $6 per
hau: last week.
Hulls Remained Confident That Crop
Will be Short and Prices Will Go
Yet Higher?Many Speculators Suy
Murket is Dangerous.
New York. Oct. li'J.?It has been a
Wild week in cotton, with a jump of
$5 to $6 a bale. This was based on
a growing conviction that it is a short
crop and that there is nothing for it
but much higher prices before the sea?
son is ended. Whether this advice
will culminate by the end of the cal?
endar year is, of course, a matter for
the future to determine, but bulls are
talking of a crop of only 10,000,000 to
11,500,000 bales and a consumption
of 13,000,00o to 13,500,000, though it
is not clear how1 the consumption can
reach such a figure unless the present
figures are too low. Only 1,400,000
bales of American cotton were carried
over from last season, but while there
may be a disagreement as to the pre?
cise size of the crop and the consump?
tion, the belief is almost universal that
the yield is at any rate only moderate
and inadequate to the needs of the
world's cotton trade. It is argued,
too, that if the cotton crop of the
South is to be worth this year some
$800,000.000, the purchasing power of
the South will be greatly increased
and with the high prices which Wes?
tern farmers are obtaining for their
grain it will greatly stimulate the use
of cotton goods and enable manufac?
turers to obtain prices more than
commensurate with the high price of
There are those who think a new
era of cotton values has set in and
that there is not likely to be much
permanent decline in the price until
there is a radical Increase in the pro?
duction through an increased cultiva?
tion of a vast area at the Southwest
suitable for cotton culture.
The story is that Patten, Gates,
Hayne, Scales, Brown and other In?
terests have been big buyers and
though taking profits from time to
time still remain very bullish in their
convictions. Many other operators in
Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, Wall
street and Liverpool have also bought.
The Waldrof-Astoria contingent and
metal trades also, it appears, still have
been buying. Cotton is one of the
chief topics, rivaling steel, at the clubs
and big hotels. Exports have been
large, cotton goods are active and ris?
ing and Liverpool straddlers, in some
cases at least, appear to have got hold
of the hot end of the poker. In other
worlds, it is said there was a very
large amount of this arbitrage busi?
ness originally done by selling in New
York and buying in Liverpool. The
liquidation of such straddles by buy?
ing here and selling in Liverpool ex?
plains in part the strength of prices,
and the sluggishness or weakness of
On the other hand it is feared that
this speculation is too much of a wild?
fire affair. There is said to be less
pyramiding than there was last spring
and summer, but for all that the mar?
ket is by many considered dangerous.
They seriously doubt whether the re?
cent advance is justified. The receipts
at the ports are large, and the heavy
movement Into sight suggests to some
the Idea that the crop is being under?
estimated. The stock here is rapidly
increasing. Though the movement to
curtail production has thus far failed
in the North of any very substantial
results, some 160 Georgia mills have
agreed to reduce production and it is
argued that it is only a question of
time, if prices continue to advance,
when widespread curtailment will be
Imperative. It is urged, too that af?
ter an advance within a week or
something like 100 to 125 points a
sharp reaction is to be expected at al?
most any time. Today, however,
there was more big buying, followed
by a rout of the bears and the Liver?
pool arbitral* rs, and a sharp rise in
TWO ug damage si ITS.
Columbia, Xewherry m) Laurcns Called
On |0 Pn.V $70.000 for Killing Two
Columbia. 8. c, Oct. 30.?Two suits
for $35,000 each have been entered at
Newberry against the Columbia, New
berry & Laurent railway as the result
of an accident several month.-; ago
by which two young men of New
berry, Messrs. Williams and Ilouk
night, lost their lives. The plaintiffs,
are the fathers of the young men.
Williams and Bouknight were walk?
ing down the Southern Hallway track
In the town and had stepped from
that track to the C. N & L. to let a
Southern train pass, when they were
struck by a southbound train of the
C. N. & L. Death was lustuntaneous
in each case.
In the trial two brothers will bo
arrayed against each other. Eugene
S. Blease is of counsel for the plain?
tiffs, while Cole Blease, who, by the
way, Is just now a candidate both for
governor of the State and for mayor
of Newberry, will be the chief attor?
ney for the railroad.
NEGRO BEATERS ACQUITTED.
Contradictions in Testimony of Princi?
pal Negro Wilnejw Weaken Case
Greenwood.-Oct. 29.?After deliber?
ating 50 minutes, the jury in the "Wil?
liamson" case, that of Henry William?
son, Sloan Williamson, Ashby S. King
and Sam Cooper, charged with having
caused the death of Gus Gilchrist by
whipping him, returned a verdict of
The case has been conducted vigor?
ously on both sides. It consumed a
day and a half with the arguments of
counsel. Some additional witnesses
for the defense were put up this
morning, most of the testimony being
The defense stressed the fact that
Dr. Lyon's testimony showed that the
the time when he saw the marks and
whipping could have been administer?
ed anywhere from 2 to 41 hours from
that the negro had been In custody
only 12 hours. The defendants, each j
of them, denied specifically and cate- |
gorlcally that they offered Gilchrist
any violence or saw any one else offer
it. Then the witness, Robertson's,
manifest lying, first one way and the
other, helped the defense.
Fight on Benzoate of Soda.
Washington, Oct. 29?Manufactur?
ers of food products who are opposed
to the use of benzoate of soda are up
in arms against the Remsen Board,
which declared the use of the preser?
vative in small quantities to be harm?
less. A meeting of the anti-benzoate
men is called for today to consider
plans for fighting the decision. They
hope to have the preservative put un?
der the official ban. Meanwhile, the
packers who use the drug are jub?
It is believed that the present plan
of the opposing forces is to ask Presi?
dent Taft on his return to the national
capital to appoint a commission to
visit the factories that use the preser?
vative in large quantities and make a
thorough investigation as to how it
1 is used and why It is used. In case
I the ?sident will not consent to
create a commission of this sort, the
. campaign, it is announced, will be
carried to congress. If it does be?
come necessary to go to the legisla?
tive body, prominent men who oppose
the use of the preservative say, a de?
mand will be made for specific regu?
lation prohibiting the use of the pre
j In demanding a commission or
: board which will investigate the use
of the preservative at the factories,
the point will be made that the presi
i dent has ample authority under the
pure food" law to create such a body
of men, and to authorize its expenses
paid out of the funds set aside for
j enforcing the pure food law. There
was some question as to the legality
of the Remsen Board, but President
Taft's attorney general held that it
was legally constituted. For that
rate of compensation, it is pointed
out, the president could obtain the
services of several disinterested prac?
tical men to make the proposed in?
vestigation. Assertions have been
made from time to time that some of
the food manufacturers use benzoate
of soda freely to preserve foodstuffs
which could not be marketed unless
preserved?that is to say, the food is
in such condition that it would be
I rejected under the pure food law. It
; would be an easy matter for an in
I vestlgating commission to get at the
truth of this allegation, say persons
who favor an inquiry of this sort.
Saved by a Mother's Love..
"Your whole future life depend!
The mother, her face tinged with
sympathy which we must ever feel in
the presence of an immaturity that is
hesitating between right and wrong,
laid her hand over that of her beau?
"Yes dear," she continued, "into ev?
ery life there comes at one time or
another a supreme temptation. If
the crisis is passed, all is safe, but if
you yield at the fatal moment, you
cannot retrace your steps. You are
then committed to a fatal policy."
"But, mother, father says he cannot
"Exactly. Fathers, from time im?
memorial, have always said that. It
is their way of imposing on youth and
innocence. Go forth at once and buy
the gown. Do not forget \t I am
with you, that I will stand bacK of you
with all the feeble strength I can
So saying, the proud woman folded
into her arms the weak creature, who
even then, if it had not been for her
timely rescue, would have be^n betray?
ed into a humiliating and sameful
FLORENCE, S. C.
The President is to visit Florence
the evening of November 8, and ad?
dress the people of that city and sec?
tion of the State. For this auspicious
occasion and the
PEE DEE INDUSTRIAL CONGRESS
which convenes in Florence, No?
vember 8 and ,9, the Atlantic Coast
Line will sell round trip tickets at
very low rates from Wadesboro, Ben
nettsville, Rowland, Chvidbourn, Lanes,
Sumter, Clio and intermediate sta?
Tickets will be on sale November 7
and 8, limited to return on or before
November 10, 1909.
Rates, schedules, tickets and any
desired information can be procured
from M. F. Duke, Ticket Agent, Sum?
ter, or by addressing the undersign?
W. J. CRAIG, T. C. WHITE,
Pas. Traffic Mgr. Gen. Pas. Agt.
WILMINGTON, N. C.
I **The C\i*.y Watch thr.t hag given pcrma
j aent satisfaction to YOUii father, to MY
j lather, YOU and ME, is
The Watch De Luxe."
j "Why not be able to say the same to Your
' C ranc^son t
I 4X Us Tell You About BOWAtltf
W. A. Thompson,
Jeweler and Optician.
Phone 333. 6 S. Main St.
A GREAT FEATURE.
Of the South Carolina Stalest!) at
Columbia Will be the Visit tl Pfji
The Atlantic Coast Line MWOIinrti
very low round trip rate* frcm all
points in South Carolina to covri *he
above occasions, tickets to be <" Sato
October 31 to November f. IacIim ? .
with return limit to leave ColambUl
up to and including, but UOt b.ier
than, midnight of NovemUi i>, i?09.
Tickets will include admis' ,? n l*< Ihe
fair and transportation to ami Utm
Fair Grounds on local trains d ihe
a. C. L. which will make iioimnt
Saturday, November 6th, will Le
When the President will meet and
address the people at the Fair*
Grounds and review the Military and
Inquire of M. F. Duke, Agent f ,.i n -
ter, or any Agent of the Atlartitf
Coast Line, for information M to
rates, schedules and tickets.
W. J. CRAIG, T. C. WH1TF,,
Pas. Traffic Mgr. Gen. Pas. Agt.
WILMINGTON. N. C.
The average man marries a weman
in order to escape lonelmese- - and
then joins a club in order to e?;<ape
found by those who have
a thorough test rs for sweet?
ness of tone, and its general
make-up is entitled to all
praises and "nice sayings'
that have been bestowed up?
on it in the past. Are Yon
one of the jury ? If not, wc
will be delighted to send you
a little information that will
interest you, "on terms and
Chas. M. Stieff,
Manufacturer of tho
Artistic Stieff, Shaw, and
Stieff Self-player Pianos.
5 West Trade St.
Charlotte, - N. C.
C. EL WILMOTH, Manager.
(Mention this paper.)
We have just re?
ceived a complete
assortment of the
Bulbs, and would
be pleased to have
you inspect them.
DUTCH ROMAN HYACINTHS.
Charles Dickens, Rose.
Gen. Pelissier, Deep
Grandeur a ' Merveille,
Ozar Peter, I .ight Por
Early White, (extra se?
Karly Light Rose.
A VERY POPULAR MIXTURE.
Adopted for bedding
and outdoor planting
and can be used for pot
culture. Consists of
Rose and Pink shades,
Pure White sorts, Dark
Hlue and Purple, and
other shades. These are
single and double.
Artus, Deep Scarlet,
Large Trumpet Narcissus.
Ev?-*-?.-m?-^f Perl an tb Primrose, Trumpet
,mperor, Golden Yellow.
VTrr?tAt-?ee Perianth. Snow White, Trl
n,inpress, ampD mcn Yellow.
Golden Spur, ^^^iTSr1**
SIN6LE VARITIES OF NARCISSUS.
A splendid mixture, consisting
of many fine varities, and none of
the undesirable kinds. Certain
to prove satisfactory.