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NEWS AND HERALD
WINNSBORO, S. C.
J. FRANK FOOSHE
Editor and Proprietor.
TXrMS, IN ADVANCE:
One Year,.................... -- . -1-50
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Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1906.
Governor Vardaman holds the
palm among Southern governors
in keeping himself before the pub
lie ix some unenviable way. He
has misbehaved enough since he
has held his present high office
for the voters of Mississippi to
say in no uncartain way that they
want no more of Vardaman.
Quite a large lot of cabbage
plants were brought here the past
week and are now being sAt out
for early gardens. Experience
has proven it over and over that
it is not too early to transplant
cabbage. The cost of the bought
plants is very small and it is eas
ily possible for every farmer to
have an early garden, if he will
only start now. Don't overlook
the fact that the garden is one of
the most important adjuncts of
every well regulated home, and
that the only way to have a good
one is by starting early and keep
ing everlastingly at it.
It is a point worthy of very
special consideration in connec
tion with the movement to in
crease the usefulness of the
library, which is temporarily
closed, that the guests who first
afrived at the Colonial Inn at
once inquired as to whether the
town had a public library. What
a happy hit it would have been
for the town if the gratifying
statement could have been made
thah there was such an institu
tion in Winnsboro and that it
wasin good working order. Well,
if it can not be said now, let it at
least be that they can say so
when the time to return comes.
By all means let Winnsboro have
its public library.
The' statement of Sup'ervisor
Burley published eleswhere of
the county's expenditures and
resources the past year is one
that ought to cause every thought
ful man in the county to stop
and think. The expenses are
nearly $2,000 more than the
income, a fact that we called
attention to many months ago,
thought we were told that our
estimate was entirely too high.
In order to make the income
equal to the out go the delega
tion has been asked to provide
an additional levy of one-half
mill and it is very probable that
this provision will be made. We
are also glad to state that there
is good prospect of the delega
tion in the house agreeing upon
a bill providing for an election
upon the proposition of voting
brinds for canceling the outstand
ing indebtedness. It is indeed1
to be hoped that they will give
the people of the county this op
portunity of saying that they
would rather pay off this old debt
-. by the issuance of bonds that can
be paid in full in a period of forty
years without any increase in
,taxation~and run in the future on
a cai asis.
* ~f~I~sway in .the .rush at
en ng ournovmng, we completely
overlooked the report of the meet
ing of the Dispensary Investiga
ting Committee, at which Mr.
Lewis told what he knew in con
nection with that wholesale ship
ment sof "Peaceful Valley"tto the
dispensary at Ridgeway the lat:
ter part of November, 1904, just*
Iseiere his becoming dispenser.
It might be stated here by way of
parenthesis that this matter was
brought to the attention of the
committee through reference
thereto in the editorial columns
of the News and Herald about a
year ago. The charges brought
against Mr. Hollis by Mr. Lewis
are of a very serious nature ; of
such a nature, in fact, that the
grand jury will be recreant to the
great trust placed upon it, if it
fails to make a further investiga
tion of the matter. Such an in
vestigation can do Mr. Hollis no
harm, if he is not guilty of the
charges made; and for the sake
of clearing up this whole affair,
about which, there is something
mysteriously mysterious, it, is to
be hoped that it will be probed to
the bottom. We have said before,
and are now more of the same
opinion, that there is more in this
case than any other that has been
brought to the public light to es
tablish that the big officers of the
Great Moral Institution in Co
lumbia and the Richland Distil
lery Company are in cohoot. The
evidence that can be brought out
in this case wonld go to the testi
mony already made in some triv
ial cases several better. It is now
up to the grand jury to take the
necessary steps for enlightening
the public as to who is telling the
truth M[r Hallis or Mr. Tawk.~
RIDuEWAY DISPENSARY AFFAIRS:
Ex-Dispenser Hollis Pronounces False
the Statements Made before the In
vestigating Committee by Dispenser
Lewis, who Replies in a Card to the
Effect that He can Prove His Testi
mony True by Good, Reliable Wit
At the meeting of the dispen
sary investigating Committee in
Columbia on January 4 the only
witness examined was Mr. R. B.
Lewis, who has been the dispenser
at Ridgeway since December 1,
1904, succeeding Mr. R. W. Hol
lis, who had held the position for
several years previous. Mr. Lewis
gave .some very interesting infor
matiop in connection with the
purchases that were made betw een
the time that he was elected and
the time that he went in. A few
days later Mr. Hollis came out in
a card in The State, pronouncing
these statements as unwarranted
and false. Mr. Lewis at once
published a card stating that he
was able to prove every statement
he had made in connection with
this affair. Below will be found
the card of Mr. Hollis, Mr. Lewis'
reply to the same and also a syn
opsis of the tEstimony of Mr.
Lewis before the committee as
published in The State on the
MR. HOLLIS' CARD.
(The State, Jan. 16.)
The editor of The State has re
ceived the, following card from
R. W. Hollis, dispenser at Ridge
way: "There appeared in The
State under date of January 2nd
a statement made by Bob Lewis
befor the dispensary investigating
committee which I denounce as
an absolute falsehood. It is my
desire to go before the committee
at my earliest possible conve
nience and adjust this gross and
unwarranted attack that Lewis
has made on me."
MR. LEWIS' REPLY.
I noticed in this mornings State
a card from Mr. R. W. Hollis, ex
dispenser at this place, denounc
ing my statement before the in
vestigating committee a3 false,
and expresses himself as anxious
to appear before that committee
and adjust the gross and unwar
In reply to the above I wish to
say that I was summoned before
that committee, and on oath an
swered to the beat of my knowl
edge positively and truthfully
every question put to me, without
fear or favor of Mr. Hollis or any
one else. I am prepared to re
iterate my statement and have
the mayor of my town, Mr. C. J.
Smith, and John N. Lemaster,
magistrate, to corroborate what I
had to say and leave the matter
to the public to say who has fal
sified. I have, no disposition to
persecute Mr. Hellis and regret
exceedingly that I have been
forced to make . this reply. In
Mr. Hollis' denunciation he fails
to specify what part of my state
ment was false and wherein I
made an unwarranted attack upon
him. He can't, certainly, deny
that he had on hand $8,000 more
in stock ($1,000 to $3,000 was the
usual amount carried) when he
turned the business over to me.
Nor .can he deny that the boxes
had been opened and one or more
bottles taken therefrom. Then
if this be the fact, wherein have
I made an unwarranted attack? I
did my duty as I saw it, raported
the matter to my superior offcer,
and when called upon by the in
vestigatinig committee I gave my
evidence in substance as above.
I hope and believe that the
committee will grant Mr. Hollis'
request. And if he can explain
himself satisfactorily, I certain y
have no objection to his doing ir,
but shall insist that he prove mj'
statement false and that I hav'
made an "unwarranted attack"
R. B3. Lesvis, Dispenser.
Ridgeway, S, C,, Jan. 16, 10096.
. 1R. LEwIs' sTATME E
The following is the account
contained in The State of .Jan. 4
of Mr. Lewis' statement befo'e
the investigating com~nitte:
The dispensary investigating
commission yesterday examnined
but one witnes-R. 1B. L..wis,
dispenser at Ridgeway. Sen atori
Christensen had the marshal to
see if the witnesses summoned
had arrived and it was found that
all of the Spartanburg witnesses
were not present, so it was deemed
advisable to defer the exam ina
tio of Capt.~ -3. R. Fant of that
city until this morning.
The one witness examined told
a story of a dispenser whose
scintillating genius played the
Richland distillery to a stand
still. R. B. Lewis testified that
on the 15th of November, 1904,
he was elected dispenser at Ridge
way. He took charge on the 1st
of December following. Between
the time of his election and the
time he took charge his predeces
sor, Hellis, had ordered and re
eived a stock of ?8,000 or $10,
000. The dispensary never car
ied a stock of over $2,000. He
ad never placed an order for
more than $1,400 worth of liquor
at one time.
When Lewis took charge of the
dispensary he found that all of
tk.s goo;d. had been received in
a fortnight-invoiced - at over
$8,000. All of the zhipping cases
had been opened and the former
dispenser had removed there from
one or Lwo extra bottles, the
number sent to tLe dispensers
personally in slipients of Peace
ful Valley, Old Tom Gin and Old
Rabbit. This was about the time
that the Richland distillery was
paying 25 cents each for all
empty cases returned. A great
many of the cases were returned
by the former dispenser.
Lewis got on the train at once
and reported Hollis' shrewd trick
to the commissioner. All that
could be done was to return the
liquor. He sent back nearly all
of the large shipment-minus the
bottles which Hollis had taken
out as per instructions, and even
these did not prevent the stock
remaining from checking up prop
erly, for the scheme was to put
50 bottles in a case when 4t were
ordered and the two extra were
to go to the dispenser for his
Commissioner Tatun had ex
plained to him that the authori
ties at the State dispensary did
not know that Hollis would go
out of his office and that it was
not an unusual thing matter to
ship $8,000 worth of liquor to one
dispensary in 15 days. He ad
mitted, however, that it was a
matter sufficient to attract the
attention of the authorities at the
State dispensary, as he had never
heard of the Riiageway dispen
sary receiving that amount of
liquor before or since. Hollis is
still around Ridgeway and. has
not been reported by the grand
jury, which is said to be waiting
on the dispensary investigating
committee to finish its work.
i Luckiest Plan in Arkansas.
"I'm the luckiest man in Ar
kansas," writes H. L. Stanley, of
Bruno, "since the restoration of
my wife's health after five years
of continuous coughing and bleed
ing from the lungs; and I owe my
good fortune to the world's great
est medicine, Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consuwption, wnich I
know from experience will cure
consumption if taken in time. My
wife improved with first bottle
and twelve bottles completed the
cure." Cures the worst coughs
or colds or money refundeded.
At McMaster Co.'s, and Jno. H.
Mc Master & Co., druggists. 50
cents and 8$1.00. Trial bottle free.
Ch-ANGES AT OLYMPIA flILLS.
Mr. D. C. Calvin of Fairfield bucceeds
Mr. Turnipseed as Overseer of Card
( Thc State Jan. 2L .)
Mr. George W. Turnipseedi
who has for the last two and, a
half years been the overseer of
carding in the Olympia cotton
mill, has resigned his position
and accepted the superintendency
of the Banner mill at Goldville.
Ele has moved his family to Gold
ville and will take charge of the
plant at once.
Mr. Turnipseed is one of the
many Southern men who have
risen by years of hard work from
the first steps in the manufactu
ring business to a position of im
portance and responsibility. He
is a native of Newberry county
and began his mill work in the
Newberry mill less than 15 years
ago. He has been advanced
steadily and is now one of the
most successful mill men of his
age in the State.
The place made vacant by the
retirement of Mr. Turnipseed has
been filled by the appointment of
Mr. D. C. Colvin, who, like his
predecessor is a native South Car
olinian, having been born in Fair
field county. He completed the
special textile course in -the
Frenc:h Tex tile school of the Geor
~a School of Teebnology in the
lt of 1901, and has since spent
ne~: in the Richland mill in
~s ea,~ w her he i had nearly five
raclpt eail training. A
of :be tune he has
a r and second
an. . 1s iom of that
Hi 4 (j a ed traiuing of
I 92e makes him a
NMen P..t x ty in Danger.
IMore th~a :ir umkin~d over sixty
ears of :(ge M~fr fromi ki iuey and
dadder disorder usua:lly enla rganent
of iro.-tr'ak egand. Th is is bo0th pain
fl :nd dawyou-, a1(1 o oe' Kidnely
Cure~ shoul be h1 rakeni at the first sign
of dIan g9r, :as it corrects irregularities
and) has eured4 many old men of this
disease. Mr. Rodney Burnett;, Rock
Port, Mo., writes: "I suffered with en
larged lost rate gland and kidney
trublIe for years and after taking two
bottles of Poley's IKidney Cure I feel
better than I h:tve for twenty years al
though I am niow '4 years old.'' Sold
by McMoter Co.
IOne effet of the investigation
of the franking privilege will pro
bably be to indeet congressmen
to be mmre catreful about the
wr:pping when they send laundry
and clothing ihome throagh the
InIdiZ(stion i- easily ovecome)11 by the
use of'Kodol D~yspepsia, because this
rIeedy :igests what you eat. and gives
the stonmachi a rest-allows it to recu
perate and grow strong again. Kodol
relieves Inudigstion, Belching of Gas,
Souri Stomiach, Hieart-Burin, etc.. and
enables the digestive organs to trains
form all foodk into the kind of rich red
blood that makes health and strength.
old by nll denlers.
White Oak Notes.
Mr. Jno. White McDowell and
Miss Inez Wintt, and Miss
Rachel Gibson and Mr. Mangum.
all of Chester, were married on
Dec. 31st. Mr McDowel antl
Miss Gibson were born and raised
at this place. Their many rolia
tives and friends here wiii for
these young and happy couples a
long and happy life.
Mr. S. M. Patrick has been
quite sick, but is Up again.
Mrs. W. J. Haynes and daugh
-er, Miss Mamie, of Longtown,
have been visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Wilson of
Laurens are with relatives here
Mr. E. P. Mobley of Columbia
spent a day here on his planta
tion this week.
Mr. C. W. Mobley ran over to
Lancaster on business yesteiday.
Mr. J. H. Neil received the sad
news of the death of his little
grandson, Jno. A. Cloud, a few
days ago, which occurred at his
home in Brevard, N. C., Jan. ';rd.
Mrs. S. R. McDowell is visiting
relatives in Winnsboro and at
Wateree this week.
Your scribe spent last week in
Chester county. Labor up there
is like it is here-very scarce.
Some farmers have a few hands
and some none at all. N.
Jan. 18, 1906.
Pirating Foley'a Honey and Tar.
Foley & Co., Chicago. originated
Honey and Tar as a throat and lung
remedy, and on account of the great
merit and popularity of Foley's Honey
and Tar many imitations are offered
for the genuine. These worthless imi
tations have similar sounding namies.
Beware of them. The genuine Foley"
Honey and Tar is in a yellow package.
Ask for it and refuse any substitute.
It is the best remedy for coughs and
colds: Sold by McMaster Co.
Live While You Are Alive.
Enjoy life as it comes to you
Listen to the bird songs and the
voices of the children. Linger to
watch the sunset or the opening
of a flower. Take into your life
the goodness, the pleasure anc
the brightness of every daT, for
"we shall pass this way but once
and then when you reach the las*
day that is given you here you
will be content and can say, "I
have lived."-Country and Home.
This is to certify that all druggists
are authorized to refuse your money it'
Foley's Honey and Tar fails to cure
your cough or cold. It stops the cough.
heals the lungs and prevents serious
results fro'um a cold. Cures la grippe
cough a' prvnspneumonia and
consumpti . Contains no opiates.
The gen-.nue is~ in a yellow palckaLue.
Refuse substitutes, Sold1 by 31c3aster
I take this method of letting
the people of Fairfield know that
,I have opened a restaurant in the
DesPortes' building next to Craw
ford's stable. New room, every
thing clean and neat, and service
only for white people. Rates
reasonable. Shall be pleased to
have you give me a call and you
will get a first class meal.
The soothing and comforting eff'eet s o
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve, when ap,
plied to Piles, sores, cuts, boils, etc.
subdues pain almost instantly. Thius
Salve draws out th e intiammiation, re
duces swelling and acts as a ruhefacient,
thus circulating the blood through the
diseased parts, permitting or aiding
Nature to pernunently remove the.
rouble entirely. Sold by all dealers.
FOR RENT-Mrs. H. W. Mc
Master's place of 536 acres,2
miles frorm White Oak. Rented
last year for ten bales of cotton.
A pply to E. P. Mobley, Jr., No.
48 Haskell avenue, Columbia,
Letters of Administration
State of South Carolina, '
County of Fairfield. f
B;'D A. Broom, IE'., Probat e Judge:
'Whereas, .John W. Lyles, C. C. iP.,
hath made suit to me to grant him
letters of administration of the ('state
and effects of John Hollin~s, dleeae:
These are, therefore, to cite andu~ ad
rmonish all and singular the kindred
and credlitors of the saidl John
Hollins, deceased, that they be and
appleai' before mue, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Fairfield (onurt
H.ouse, South Carolina. on the at h
day of MIarch next, after publi.-a
tion hereof, at 11 o'clock in tho fore
noon, to show cause, if any they hanve,
why the said administration should
not be granted.
IGiven under my hand, this 23rd day
of January, A. D). 190f;.
D. A. BROOM,
1-24-6t Judge of Probate.
in your orn
for tinva4re. Ca11 herc jor your
nees in tills line. R. A
Fruits a-d ..aba.-A full
stock of fre . :-u in veta
b!cs W.b-Vs )' l:u: u. l. A.
WVANMID-T() iN:: L 1. we
sira Lmi lios:- tnreal e:tijte at
7 per u.t. .1,. E . Donald
Wi!:nThbem, S. C7.
All l~in( b- white:~ n-i Iord
are- wan vil .~o x 4i )kt wo !.i
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WINNSBiORO, S. C.
In pu rsua ill -I, ant order of the Pro
bate Court ior !-*ahield Couity, I will
)ller for Sale, at lic outrCv, to the
highest 1hder. oil Thursdav the 1st
uiav of Feb1ary 7 I !(4, at the late resi
dlnce of M. !". Itaines, <iecea-ed, at
Mitford. S. C., all of the peirsonal prop
erty beloning to tihe 1state of said de
easedi, consistin 1i11 par1t of 1111es. a
icorn, hou1'eiit'id aiul kit cun !urniture,
a stock of'::oods and me:-aiSe, to
..tthr wthal other; iwl,-)ial proper-ty
beC(longin ih J.at of'ad deesd.
Terins of sal U
AM N\' F. RA'NIs,
4-1i t'i A dmin istratrix.
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p.epsia, stomnach trouble, or the
kidneys and liver are inactive,
your 'lie-currcnt is weak.
Power-producing fuel is need
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Dr. Miles' Restorative Ner
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A CHILD quickly grasps the meaning of
above characters. But it often takes
a lifetime to appreciate their value. You
can greatly assist the chiid in learning
tie worth of the dollar. How? By hav=
irig him open a savings account with this
bank, and by encouraging him to add to it.
A si ngle dollar is sufficient to start an
account. Smaller deposits may follow.
THE WINNSBORO BANK,
WINNSBORO, S. C.
T. K. ELLIOTT, JAMES Q. DAVIS,
T.W.LAUDERDALE, W. G. JORDAN,
Vice-President. Asst. Cashier.
Comethis way for your
farm supplies. Everything
for getting ready for plant=
Ploughs and Plough Hoes,
Harness and Bridles, Collars,
Hames, Traces, Singletrees,
K. R. McMASTER.
Doing wel is well,,
But we are always striving to do
better. While we have pleased
you, in the past, we are making
still larger efforts to please you
The Furniture kept here is the
kind that pleases; the prices
R. W. Phillips.
UNDERTAKING A SPECIALTV.
Not Broken Yet.
My New Year's resolution,==
To do my best to please you
Come and you will see I am living
-ight up to it.
S. C. JOHNSTON.
Stands Like a Stone Wall
Tun sie Horses, Hogs-Is Practically Indestructible
hng n :t the g o galvaii ng theceactly proportioned qalityo s tee
sue cho t you thi fenc in ourestock and explain its merits and
For saie by R. V. TURNER. Wmnnsboro. S. C.