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Winding-Up Commission and Lyon
Criticised-Senators Engage in
llrave,,IL ivh State s(!i,a te i i) t I.- am(l I.
-UpOnl Sellator oJoh.' eClarges as to
expenditure of money by the comiis
sion, which is atow tied up by the
courts, tIhere arose such a storm of
discussion as has not been seen in the
upper branch of the legislature since
the good old days, wheni key was
in reality an issue.
It all eame abiut upt'n Senator
Ch:ristenseli's bill to provide further
for the closinz up of the State dis
pensary. It was anderstood, not upon
moltion, however, that when t:he senate
went over to ballot that the matter
would be :taken up at the afternoon
session. However, when the senate
returned to its chamber Senator
Johnson had che records to prove his
statements as to the expenditure of
money by the commissi6n.
Senator Johnson read firom the re
ports of 1908; which were for the
previous fiscal year, -that the wind
ing-up eommission had expended $59,
399.66. Also there had be-en an ex
penditure of $25,000 by the former
inv.estigaiting *ommittee. "There
must :have been some extravagance,"
said Mr. Johnson, "and somebody
had been dereliet in duty as to bring
ing to justice those who were charged
with 'having committed offences
against this State.
"How many have been prosecuted?
How many have been imprisoned?
Senatr Jihnson stated that besides
Isn expenditq-re of $80,000 as shown
in the :reports there -had been an ad
ditional $15,000 granted to the com
mission before Judge Pritehard, mak
ing $95,000. Also, the legislature .had
given an additional $20,000, this be
ing for the, original investtion,
'be senator from Union, Mr. B. F.
Townsend, staited that the attorney
general had not even asked -the State
of -South Carolina to prosecte any
of 'Ube offenders.
Senator Johnison remarked that
there had~ been such a mas of testi
moany taken by the <invesigati'ng comn
mibtee that over'nor Heyward had
or'dered the lamented attorney gen
eral, Leroy F. Yonmans, sto proseente
the offenders; 'that this distiingushed
lawyer had looked over ?'he testimony
and liad ref-used to ca.rry out the gov
ernor 's orders as .he stated there was
not sufficient evidenee I .-conviet.
''Why can't we bring to justice the
offenders" asked Mr. Johnson,
"without the expenditure of more
in office men at enormous expense
when there .are solicitors =in the State
'who could do the very work and are
doing it -at much less cost'?"
Senator Christensen Explain.
Senator Christensen, although he
stated tha;t thte discussion had as
sumed propertionis not contemplated
by the bill, wished to answer the
charges tha:t had been made. His
bill touches only the subject of per
diem and mileage, a-gainst whi-c ex
penditu-res there had been made no
charges. T'he amoun:t expanded dur
ing the yeair in question in i-his p)arti
.eular was .$2,800.
Senator Christensen sammed up
the -charges of Senator Johnson as
follows: "There hare been expendi
tures to ,the amount of $~>9,000. An
enormous amount recklessly expend
M\r. Christensen took up tihe var
ious i,tems in lthe reports of t-he comn
missi*on, and explained where the
money was spent and the amount
saved to .th*e State of South Cairolina
in said ex.pendi.ture, and in t'he inves
tigation of ithe State dispensary ahd
'the* bills 'audited from the various
For investigating purposes the aud
iting companies had been paid $6,000.
T1h.ese had eut down the face vahre
of 'accouints $60,000.
There had been expended $5,000 on
an .item marked "expense," in real
deteetive -and lawyers' fees, and by
this method :the claims had been eut
This would grie a saving 't the
.State of -$272,000 at an expense of
Senator Ohbristensen -as not allowed
to proceed regularly with his -rema.rks,
so ofeten came -requests for him to
yield for the pmrpose of questions.
Senator Jo~hnson asked: "Do you
think it was fair on the part of the
Staite, even if it was robbed by these
concerns, to elect officers to repadia:te
the -action of former officers and :to
pay 'a lawyer in the State of Georgia
a ,eomrmission representing a part of
The money to be saved by the cutting
down by 'him of itihese claims?"
To 'which Senator (Th'istensen re
plie. "I do hnke actioHn of 't.lhe
winldiil, up COmiission was both ,just
eilatow -l.ll "Cl 1an Ill-. Stie
afl(l it h tn CM11 II (Nfl1SlI)II tO 11l:w
an1d I11lell 1). a. CO i so o 'l \w
ver for ibis work?'
I It1 aa1isHt tie offenders, but. that the
maIZe111r Was now pelding- on aceoun-1
of .the action of th-e United States
Sena1.or Christensen pointed out the
fact that of the large amounit involved
in the who-r()le transa.etion there had
been an expenditure of $59,000. about
1 per cent of the amount involved.
"Does that look as if there had been
anv unbusiness-like methods or thavt
the money ed been injudiciously ex
pended?" asked Mr. Christensen.
The following is a financial state
ment of the expenditures as shown
by the reports of the commission:
Supplies, bottles, work eases
and other materi-als need
ed to market goods on
hand ......... ...$..16,321.50
Freigits on liquors shipped
out .. .. .. .. .. .... 1.953.41
Insurance, etc.. .... ....3,836.52
Salaries paid to bottlers,
packers, clerks and others
:needed to market goods
on hand ..........15,584.95
Expense, which incladies to
tal paid to lawyers and
special agents in the in
vestigati6ns ..... .. .. 12,992.65
American Auditing company 5,900.06
mileage and per diem . .. 2,800.63
Total.. .. ... .. .....$59,389.66
Senator Earle: "Didn't. members
of the commission ehairge for whole
days' work when the only thing they
did on some of the days was to sign
about five cheeks?"
Senator Christensen: "If you
think .that, why don't you introdnee a
4ill to have .these affairs investigalt
Senator Earle: "I didn't say I
knew this to be so, but I asked' you
Senator Jo~hnson: "Hasn't an at
torney in Columsbia 'been paid $5,000
to go to Richmond and defend the
Senator Christensen replied that
the attorney general 'had been allow
ed by the genenal assembly $15,000
withi whichi to prosecute the eases
thlat 'ht dc been brought. Out of this
amoumi the $5,000 or as much as was
neeessary was used to employ an at
tor:ney to represent the State at Rich
mond in the pro:eeedin~gs before the
Senator Towvnsend: "'Isn 't it .a fact
that South C'arolina was not repres
ented at Richmond because tire attor
ney genyc:Lal had been held by the
United States court to be in con
It was pointed out ithat Mr. B. L.
Abney had represented the State on
Senator Clifton wanted .to get some
information upo>n the whole ma.tter.
''How mu.e:h was paid to lawyers,
altogether ?" he asked.
Also, "has any one besides t'he comn
mission established the saving of
$273,000 to the St.ate, except on pa
Sena.tor christensen replied that
the -fact tha:t some of the firms
had come up and accepted the comn
:ission's findings as to the amont
owed and that others had tr'ed to
come up about the -time the court
stpped .the proceedings, led hi-m to
believe that others would come up and
ettle upon this basis and the State
wa)ld actually save tihe money as
Senator Clifton proposed an amend
met, whieh was lost on an yea and
nay vote by 1.to 21 that no~t more than
$5,000, if so miuch be necessary,
should be expended in the winding up
of the affairs of the State dispensarry
as to the leasing or renting of the
He also proposed an amendinlent,
whibh was lost by a v'ote of 10 to 28,
on a moition to t,aible, to the effect
that all members of the commission.
this 'referriing to ,the original dispeu-.
sary directors, should be given a hear
*ing, so as to establis,h the ca'use for
The Bill Passed..
After all this wave -of discussion,
and throug~h the maze of attacks, the
bill passed ithird ireading and 'was or
dered sent :to ,the 'house.
The bill upon which the senate talk
ed for something like two ;hors pro
vided i'n brief as follows:
That if no sale could be made of
the dispensary propert.y within sixty
days of the passage of the Act, an.
thority should be given1 ito rent<
lease the property.
Tre commission is to expend in the
repairig of the pi1ty n't ere
n . Xhi i was obj(.<-ted t
hV r l of Ili, ,eilItr iWO- i dto
, i, 1 *H- .-, io t ,(
I 1 1' )( 1
Ilame shall be pail in the m:nnwer
here.tofflre prwovided vby I\v.
The ernor i also empwered to
fill the vacancies 1n(1\w existing in the
Christensen Meant no Reflection.
ColuIbia. February l.-Rising t
I qu st r Iv ,;tPs Ina I Iri vileI inI thIe
senat is evein. IenaIt!1r Johnwion,
of Fairfield. .tated tihat he wished to
ra statemnt as to the
dispensairy matter diseused this
morning, which appeafred in the af
ternoon paper (,the Daily Record.)
Senatr Johnson, holding a copy of
the paper in his hand, read therefrom
the following: Mr. Christensen said
he wished to reply t-0 tihe senator from
Fairfield. who has given voice,t4 the
vultures who preyed upon the State.
and who attacked its sovereignty and
treasury, t:hat the charges are gener
al, and ithat it is not true that the
winding-up comwmission spent an en
'"Berore I remark," said Sen.ator
Johnson, "upon the correctness or in
correctness of this statement, I should
like to ask the senator from Beaufort
(Mr. Ohristensen) if 'he used these
words as quotd-if he was correctly
or incorreetly quoted.''
Senator Ohristensen said that if he
did use words that would indicate that
he :reflected in any way on the char
,aeter or motives of the snator from
Fa:irfield, the would now say that he
did not corretly express 'himself, and
that lIe felt, aind now feels, that the
senator acts from his conscientious.
onvictions, and if the language com
plained of was u-sed as reported -it is
FATHER KTTJD BY SdN.
John Stewart, Widely Known Farmer
of Pulaski County, Ga., Slain
by Marion Stewart.
Cochran, Ga., Feb. 12.-John Stew
art, one of the most widely known
paters of Pulaski county, died to
day from t'he effects of- fatal wounds
inflieted by :his son, Marion Stewant,
aged 20, ait <t'he Stewart home last
night. It is stated the planter as
salted young Stewarmt's brottier and
his mother and was in ithe -act of at
t.aeking Marion Stewart when the lat
ter shot to d'efend~himself. Stewart
was shot onee in the head a'nd in the
breast, the wound in the head literal
ly itearing off his sealp. Young Stew
art surrendered to the sheriff and was
placed in jail. John St'ewart was -re
garded as a peaeeable eitizen.
CANAL CHARGES MET
Representative Lovering Declares Al
legations Were Circulated for
Washington, Feb. 12.-That Rep
r~esentative Rainey of Illinois got
from the New York Worlid his infor
mation r-ewarding the Panama eanal
affairs, which for-med 'the subject of
his recent speech, and :that ex-con
v-its instigated tihe stories of fraud
and corruption pertaining .to the ac
ruirement of title by the United Sta
:e t o .ine .p:operty, wxas tihe charge
made today in the house of repres
otatives b)y Mr-. Lovering of Mas
sachusetts. '"May be,'' he said, ''The
W:-ld did not originate all the sean
aous stories it published, butt its
columns were pu.bli-e and we do know
~hat the World did give ceredence and
circulation 'to it'i.em.''
Mr. Lovering declared that "the
perpetrators of these false sta-tements
1re known and the story of 'their do
ings reveals a dhiapter in the history
of blackmailing .that is irare in the
annal of crime. These gentlemen,"
he said, "'are known; their names are
known, their aliases -are known; their
haunts are known and their plans are
"Does the gentleman object to
stating who t'hey 'are?'' inquired Mr.
Burleson of Texas
Mr. Lovering protested that he was
laboring under great -difficulty be
ause of :the absence of Mr-. Rainey
from the chamber. He admitted that
he did not notify the Illinois member
that 'he 'was to speak on this subject.
"I want to say,'' said he, "that ethese
men hIave been run down and brought
to book, 'and it turns out that many
of .them are ex-convicts. and they
stand a good chance of returning to
the penitentiary. '
Names Known to Grand Juries.
He was pressed thy Mr. Shackel
ford of Missouri for infor-mation as
to wh, thes *omn were but Mr-.
New York, ui\i at the poe tim
;!-) J, 1
\ illiam. _N N l-,10n ( r N wel 1. \lr. f> -
ci.n 11,- n dmlit ted t.hat lie Was.
-1Ir. L verin. said. refingul. to 21r.
Rainev: "Tils gent lemian hias been
Imailde a ViiM. (I he is too vlllilng to
:ss lur fairnessC as. those' of
(' Le I P. T1 ot Duh- Roi.4n
WVilliamin N'Neln ' ron.well. Rger
i" arnhiam a nd others.'
ft. wa;. .he .a4i. "a shaneles pro
stitution" of the privileges .)f free
spweech which mlemrl)&S enljoyed oII the
flor of the house.
For t.his. utterance Mr. Lovering
wa. piilptly called to order by Mr.
Lawrence of Massaclseitts. his col
lea:gune. willo was il the ehair, and ad
moished t'hat he should observe the*
riihu in regard to the tse of of per
Sonali ies. Mr. Loverin protetetd
Shat .he had mnitionel no names ex
cept tiat. of Mr. Rainey. and tho.ze
whieli had been spoken of in the house
and in ithe public press.
X. Rainey entered the ehamlyer
and stated that an engagement would
preven.t his remaining tihroughout Mr.
Lo.vering 's remarks, but that 'he latpr
would make answer should be find it
Mr. Lovering declared the evidence
was complete and sufficient to "eon
viet the blackmailers, -who have tried
to work their game not only on the
oentleman I have named, but on both
Washington's Plague Spots
lie in the low, marshy bottoms of the
Potomac, the breeding ground of ma
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fever and ague, billiousness, jaundice,
lassitude, weakness and general de
bility and bring suffering or death to
thousands yearly. But Electric Bit
ters never fail to destroy them and
cure malaria troubles. "They are the
best all-round tonic and cure for mal
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HARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect May 31, 1908.
v. Newberry(C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
A r. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
v. Laurens 2:32 p.m.,
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
v. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
Ar. Hendersonville 7:45 p.m.
Ar. Asheville 8:50 p.m.
v. Laurens (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Greenwood 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormiek 4:33 p.m.
Ar. Augusta. 6:15 p.m.
Tri-Weekly Parlar Car line be
tween Augusta and Asheville.T Traine'
Nos. 1 and 2. leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays, leaver
Aheville Mondays, Wednesdays and*
Note: Thre above arrivais and de
artures. as well as connections with
ther compa'nies, are given as infor
ation, and are not iguaranteed.
- Gen. Pass. Agt..
G~eo. T. Bryan,
Greenvi]le, S. C.,
NEWBERRY UNION STATION.
rrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. M.
Sunday, June 7th,. 1908.
No. 15 for Greenvil'le .. ..8.57a.m.
No. 18 for Columbia .. . .1.40 p.m.!
o. 11 for Greenville .. .. 3.20 p.m.
No. 16 for Columbia .... .8.47 p.m.
O., N. &L. B
No. 22 for Columbia .. . .8.47 a..m.
No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.m.
No. 5 for Columbia .. ..3.20 p.m.
No. 21 for Laurens .. . .7.25 p.m.
*Does not run on Sunday
Thi time tablp show3 the times at
which tra-ins may be expeeted to de
aart from this station, but their de
art are is not guaranteed and the
time shown is subject to change with-!
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THE NEWBERRY SAYINGS,DANKU
apital $50,000 - - - Surplus $80,000
No Matter How Small, i4o Matter How Large,
The Newberry Savings Bank
vill give it careful attention. This message
.pplies to the men and thie women alike.
JAS. McINTOSH. ~. E. NOR WOOD,
President. Cas.h' r.
Pison Oak Among Its Cures; e
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of'he skn,oldores, peterson aezeen, ringo. .Sanes
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