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The watchman and southron. (Sumter, S.C.) 1881-1930, November 12, 1910, Image 8

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HUE TELLS Of REBATE.
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Trial ? Ftvqticiit Tilt* Continue
m>lvu<< ii < ?|>|Mi?.nitc t oiium I?Mrni j
HMiniH-U I e?*i Hl?-?., hui not suhjevt
?I to <. rilling" at at Columbia?
Otlvt-r Witit????*?* Inn ..tl.i- i .1 h>
Chester. Nov. S.?Testimony, tend?
ing t?? Impii? ltd fedjs M. Rawllnson.
?lohn Hl??? k ni.l II I.? < Holomoru in
unlawful dealings I ??nnected with the
affairs of th? now defunct Slate dis?
pensary, constituting over ?cts. pur
SSianr t<> a conspiracy among; them
selves, together with Jas 8. Farnum.
John E. Early. Morton A Cn.odman
ami J?k? r. \S \li.-. was adduced today
through State's witnesses In the trial
of the much talked of dispensary
?ruft cases. before the Sessions
Court of Chester County.
For five hours Joe lb Wylle. for- I
sner memtor of the hoard ?>f eortrol.
was ??n the stand, t. lllng the story of
his cond.i. r ITkJli in oftlce, together
with Black and Rawllncon. Henry
Hamuels, former whisker drummer,
?nd st one time mayor of the city of
('heater; Robert <!?<?, ashler Of UM
Ofjnmeri inl Ra nk ..f I BatJltr, an.I 11
WUkin. secretary of the Consumer's
Beer Company, of Charleaton, of
which Jaa 8. Farnum Is prealdent.
were also on the stand, contributing
various testimony, which the State
purposes weaving Into a chain of
evidence, proving a combination or
?SsSsspIrary to cheat and defraud the
State to the sum of $133.000.
Mom lay'a Feature*.
The features of the day's proceed?
ing* were the ruling, by the court,
that the books and records of the
old dispensary were competent evi?
dence and were admissible, the de?
bate as to whether or not the alleg?
ed rebate giving increased the cost
of Ajie liquors purchased by the dis?
pensary, thereby cheating the State
out of funda properly her own; the
sjssttentions ss to coercion of witness?
es and promises of Immunity; the
question asked of Joe Wylle. as to
whether or not on yesterday he had
told John Rlack "I know you are not
going to be convicted;" Wylle's testi?
mony that two of the defendants in
the present rctlon. Rlack and Raw
ttaeon. had told him they had gotten
rebates from Lee Solomons; that he,
himself had gotten his share of these
rebates; the testimony of H. Wllkln,
that he could not And certain books
and papers of the Consumers' Beer
Ossnpany. after they had been audit?
ed by the State and city auditors; the
esvtlmonv ,.f M.-nry Samuels, that he
bad been a medium through whom
?ssrtaln large checks had been cash?
ed here In Cheater, and the cash turn?
ed over to Joe R. Wylle; the verifying
erf these checks bv Ropert (Inge,
cashier of the bank through which
the dealings were ha?l. an.| the story
arf the 'red Inked hun.lr.d ?bdlar bill."
the telling of which was pra<tl?ally
the same as that In Columbia. In the
trial of Jamen S. Farnum.
\lt?>riH**,s lb-??oiii<* Personal.
The ?'hiblish bb-kerlng of the law?
yers eonllnu. although somewhat
abated this afternoon. Insinuation.^
and denial* uere the ??r?ler of the
day during the morning session. Both
Attorne> C?eneral Lyon and Attorn. \
Oaston appeared somewhat anger* ?1
at one time an I lit snofhst Att-.n ?
W. 8 Netaon said to Mr. Lyon "\V? ar
responsible for what we say and ranI
settle this on f Court." lever-1
al *\<< ' * ha\# expr. ?-I upreme
disgust it th? manner In which tin
case Is proi'-eding.
The prime move <>f the defense to?
day, as It appeared, was to discredit
Joe R. W\Me. witness for the State.
Another effort, through cross-exam?
ination of other witnesses was to <!>?
Inch the dealings of Joe IS. Wylle
fr??m tbe actions of the Stksff tWO
members of the h??ard. n<?w on trial.
The State has 'endeavored |sj ah?>w
that Wylle. as a party to the alleged
eoasplracy. received certain rebates,
his portion of which he kept, and the
other two-third* <>f which he turned
over to the b??ard. Through Wylle.
the Svate Is endeavoring to sh??w that
Solomon* was a party to tbe rebate
giving in that Wylle d his
p?artl'.n -f them, as dl\I l?-.| up i.v the
other Bjssnsnsjfs
I rerj Point Conuwtrd.
The Stat?- has had an u| hill fight
all day, the defen< contesting ssjsjff
point. The fat was thrown in the
Ore nhi-n the ?|uestlon was asked
Wylb Mid the board recelv any
rebates on the pur. ha?a ? ?. rna!" at Its
Msreh meeting In 1906?' At sjSjes,
Mr. Oaston htttfpsggd skjsi tlon.
claiming that th?- uu?*tloii presuss?
erl that a eonsplra? y had attends
been form? ?!. The <*ourt. how ? v. r.
ruled the uu? ?itl<>n ? ??nipetent and the
witness testified that all th?lr r.
bates <?n these flr??t pur?-bases b . I
bwen paid.
Poaslldv lb.? warmest fight ?.f th?
day was o\er the . ? ? n t ? - n t Ion as t<i
whether or not the State ha I really
been ? h?Mit?'<| and defraud? d. v. h inSf
or not rettete giving Increased the
cost ??f li i'i 'i- to th' Stste, The
State contended that no matter If I Kaln. it was a breach of trust and torneyi for the defense had let him i
the cost wai the name as to partial or I OonatltUtad ? ?Tino*. In addition, At- off so light this time, as compared i
coneern* other than the dispensary, j t<?rn? y (bmral Lyon offered in evi- t<? the grilling he got in the Colum-1
it rebates were given they should J dance a page of the 11*06 invoice bla ? trial. Witness declared he ?Ii i
nave. bSM turned into tin- state treas , Ihm.u, showing that while Budwelsei" n<>t know. Mr. Lyon asked: "Havel
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uiv, not into the pot kt is of the in- beer WU quoted at $10.50 from Guff- you not been talking t<> some oi'
dividual* holding otlkes of trust to ??-nhelm s\ Bons, ot Savannah, the their attorneys today? '
the statf. board purchased it at $12.02 per bar-; "No," replied Mr. Samuels, and he
cite* ivdcrai Graf! Osaa\ ral from the Anheuser-Busch Com-1 could not explain why those K?me
Oai Abney elted the case of Capt. , pany, arguing that the State was In I embarrassing question* had not been
Cartar, at Saiannali. in the employ I in reality cheated out of tin extra iaeked him.
? Um ?Sttad StatSS Uovernment, lu I cost. Samuels Not Coerced,
w hi, \\ Um supreme Court ruled thai Another matter that excited somel The defence attempted to discredit
?0 matter if the < ;<n eminent iiad got- | little interest was the question by At-j the testimony ? ?: nr. W. .1. Murray
Ian value received for services, if the i tonn > General Lyon t" Henry Bam-I yesterday as to coercing witnesses, by
office hid Iren used for personal uels. as to why it was that the ;it Piking Samuels i! he had been a
willing witness before the wimling
up commission. ' He declared that he
had been subpoenaed and was
afraid he "would lie sent to jail if
I did n<>t tell" them what he knew.
Dr. Murray had declared that tin
boar i had not threatened nor coerc
i any witnesses.
As to win the State has not sum?
moned Mose II. Mohley. of Columbia,
former clerk of the hoard of control,
i:i whose hands the hooks and rec
< rds of tin board of 1906 were kept,
to testify as to their authenticity, has
.n a question occupying consider*
able time and discussion an] elicit?
ing much interest on the part of the
spectators. The defaaos asked why
the State did not produce Mobb y In?
stead of making a hmg. hard fight tt
gat the books in by indirect meth^d?^
Upon reconvening this morning,
the question as to the adaalssfbflltjr of
the hooks and records whs argued ;,T
length, the Court finally ruling the?ri
competent in so tar as they botn 01
matters pretaining to tin- trial of the
cause now in hand. Attorney Gen?
eral Lyon read the proceedings of
the board at its first meeting. Mar<h
1906.
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Another Great Line of
Suits,
In Grays. Browns,
Blues and Blacks.
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$ Cuts at
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o $8.50. SI0.00
2 $12.50 to $14.
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o John B. Stetson Hats
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q Other Good
q Grades at $1.00,
x $150 and $3.00.
In all the Latest and Nobbiest Pat?
terns and Cuts ? Double Breasteds,
Round Cuts. Slims. Stouts and Extra
Sizes ? made by
Schloss Bros.
& Company.
At $15, $18, $20, $22.50
and $25.00.
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Men's and Youth's
Over and Rain Goats,
Light and Dark,
Short and Long
At $6.50, S7.50, SS.50, S10.no
$12.50 up to $22.50
Trousers,
Men's & Young Men's
Peg Top and Regular
and Extra Sizes.
At $1.50.2.00. 2.50. 3.00. 3.50.
4.00 and up to 8.00
Men's and Boys' Un?
derwear
From 50c to $3.00 per Suit.
Knee Suits,
Knee Pants,
All Si/.es,
4 to 17.
At 25c 50c. 75c, $1.00,
and $1.50, Straight or
Knickerbocker.
Trunks, Suit Cases,
and Hand Bags,
Umbrellas and
Walking Canes.
For School and Dress.
Straight or Knicker?
bocker. Sizes 4 to 17.
At $1.50, $i.00,
$2.50, $3, $3.50,
$4, $4 50 and
up to $800.
One lot of Extra Values in
Blue Serge Knickerbockers,
Sizes 6 to 17. at $3.25.
CLAPP SHOES,
And you know they are the
best, $5.50 and $6.00.
Crawford Shoes $3 50 and $4.
Joseph
Chandler,
T5he Clothes and Shoe Man
I6 South M 0, i n St.
Sumter, S.
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