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JOHN BELL TOWILL'S HORSE.
M. E. Rutland, of Batesburg. Testi fies Concerning The Thorough bred Horse. News and Courier. Columbia. June 10.-That John Bell Towill. former member of the old State diipensvry board, is said to have received a thorough bred horse as a present from -1. A. Goodman. a whiskey agent, was brought out this morning in the dis pensary investigation during the ex amination of Mr. 1. E. Ruthland, of Batesburg. Mr. Ruthland was ques tioned by Mr. Felder as to the trans action and told what he knew of the matter. There was no cross-exami nation, although Mr. Towill was rep resented by an atorney. The inci dent was very different from anyone which has -:et occurred in connection with the commission's work. The reg ular proceedings were interrupted long enough for Mr. Ruthland to tes tify and then the commision went quietly to work on the other matters before it. The horse deal as explained by Mr. Ruthland vas that he was informed by Mr. Towill one day in 1905 that a horse was en route to his stables in Batesburg. Mr. Ruthland is in the mercantile business, but runs also a stable and does some farming. Mr. Towill told him, he said, to take care of the horse when it came, but did not say where the horse was being shipped from. Mr. Ruthland said he received the horse by freight. but did not know -who shipped it. and that he fed the animal until Mr. Towill came for it and disposed of it. Mr. Rut land thought that the horse was sold to one of the Governors of this State. Col. Felder asked Mr Rutland about a speech that Senator Tillman made in which there was some reference to the horse incident. Mr. Rutland said he had heard about this speech but did not know what Mr. Tillman had said. The interesting feature of the horse deal was told by Mr. Rutland about as follows: 'Later on Mr. Towill came to me and handed me $275 for which I gave him a receipt. He said that I should reeeive this just as if he were paying me for the horse with it and later he would trade the amQunt out with me. I told him I didn 't want to get into troublt and he said it would be all right.. so I took the money and * ave him the receipt." * Upon being questioned, Mr. Rut land ,admitted tibat no record of this transaction was made on his books, although that the $27.5 was credited *until a few days ago., when he was told to examine his books and did not find the credit made. This was all while Mr. Towill 'was a member of the dispensary board, he said. But t-he '$273 was credited to Mr. * Towill later, when he bouight goods of Mr. Rutland. Mr. Rutland's books exhibited today shoQw that Mr. Tow ill carried an account, and at the time, somewhat later than the horse deal, Mr. Towill accounts amounted to about $300 for wagons, harness, etc. This account was credited in full, showing. Mr. Rutland stated, that the $2'75 was applied on it and the dif fare,v. paid in cash. Mr. Rutland stated that he turned the horse over to Mr. Towill and' * thought it was sold in Columbia; that he afterwards heard that Mr. Good man had sent the horse to Mr. Tow ill but did not know this at the time, and Mr. Towill did not tell him. As to the receipt given Mr. Towill, Mr. Rutland said that 'We receipt was made out when brought to him, and. he merely signed it after receiving the money from Mr. Towill. He had, heard that the receipt was afterwards published aind about the other matters' relating to the horse. The horse, Mr. Rutland said, was too high strung for him, and he con-: sidered the $273 an all right price, t-hinking prosbably that Mr. To.will wished to .sell the animal and have the receipt to show for it. Mr. Rut Tand could not explain why the $273 payment was not placed on his books immediately. but stated that he did not have an agreement with Mr. Tow ill not t o do so. When Mr. Felder had completed his question Mr. Brice of the commission asked several questions as to why the transactions v1ere not recorded in the boks of Mr. Rutland. Attorney Asbill for Mr. Towill said he had no questions to ask and the witness re tired. CHARGED WITH CONSIPACY Dispensary Commission Causes Ar rest of Dr. Byers of Batesburg. Columbia. June 12.-Dr. W. A. Byers, of Bat.esburg, is in jail to night charged with conspiracy to de fraud the State of South Carolina. Hie was arrested this evening and Dlaced in jail at 1I0 o'clock on a war rant issued by Attorney W. F. Steven eon for the disp.ensary winding-up IT 11 \Vz1 1rzi 1I1 v o:I z .I I'c,. lzl IV 0t V e!.rt lti Ile S1ZIe of South Carolina. Eae iiames of the fortner members of :ie State dispensary board are men Liolled in the warrant. The exact nature of the charges are lot known, but Dr. Buyers's name has jeen mentioned at times during the dispensary investigation. An effort was made this afternoon by the at torney for Dr. Buyers to raise the ),iount of the bond, which was placed )y Magistrate Roberts at $2,000. It is anderstood that a portion of the bond vas raised, but the whole amount was not secured tonight and Dr. Byers lept in jail. Dr. Bvers has been living in Colum )ia for some tie since moving to I his city from his old home. The only I tatement that Dr. Byers riade when I irrested was that he was ''innocent'' I >f the charges. Dr. Byers was ar ested by Mr. J. P. Marshall of the :ommission. The arrest was mad'e at ).30 o'clock at the corner of Main I ind Taylor streets. MEMORIAL TO GEN. S. D. LEE. Monument Stands on the Spot From Which General Directed Soldiers In Seige of Vicksburg. t Vicksburg, Miss., June 11.-Several thousand Confederate veterans wit nessed the unveiling of the heroic statute to Gen. Stephen Dill Lee .iete today. The splendid monunmat, de sig'ed b. Kitson, stands .in the Na tional park upon the exae+ spot from wuich Gen. Lee directed the move- t meet of his troops during the siege of '-isburg. I icksburg had been prepa-ing Atr t,.e dedication for months. T"he town was gailv decorated with flagQ an-4< bmiing, the Stars and Bars and the t st.r: and Stripes always entw;el. TI-e pardae formed at noon andi he:aed by Gen. Fred. D. Gran'., U. S. A., and an escort of calvary, proceed si 1o the National park. The Warren Tjght artillery fired a generai's and then Henry Watterson called the esmnbiy to order. A. Mr. Watterson ceased speakinlg 'Co littl boys unveiled the statute. They were John G. Lee and Lee Har rison, grandson of Gen. Lee, while the gene a 's son, Blewett L_e o thicago,. stood at their side. When the enthusiasm had subsid ed. Geu. Ckment A. Evans, eomma! - de..e *-:ef of the Confederate vster enus, formally presented it to the fed e'.d goretument on behalf of the pee ple cf Mississippl and the ner :te ;eR raus. When (sn. Evans finished ant .Mr. ' ati'r- en arose to pres 'rt G3en. Grant, who had been direete1 by the federal go-ernment to rea&v thE. raonumntn. a storm of applaa,e broke out and continued for nearly 20 'nn utes. After the second demonstrationt whiebh marked Gen. Grant's conclud ing words the Vicksburg school chil dren sang "America.'' Then Geo. R. Peck of Chicago spoke feelingly of the splendid affection that bound the North and South. Russian Submarine Sunk. Sabastopol. June 12.--Twenty men went down in the Russian submarine Kambala after a collision with the battle ship R.ostislav during manoeu es last night. Hope. though it is light, is entertained that they are still alive. Desperate efforts are be ing made by the officers and men of the black Sea fleet, with the assis tanee of divers and salvage workmen from Sebastopol, to raise the subma rine before the imprisoned men suc emb to the vitiated air. 'Quake Casualty List Long. Marseilles, June 12.-From seven v-ive to one hundred dead and one Lundred injured is tonight's estimat d total casualties as the result of the a rt quake which devastated several towns and villages in the southern aost part of France, particularly in the departments of Herault and Rouches-Du-Rhone. NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that I will nake a final settlement of the estate >f Melvin Hartman, deceased, in the ourt of probate for Newberry coun y on Thursday. June 24, 1909, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, and immediately thereafter apply .foi ettrs dismissory as administrator of aid deceased. B. 0. Lovelace, Administrator. ltaw-4t. NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on ffonday. June 14th. 1909, at eleven ele in.. I will make a final set tlement of the estate of J. Calvin Kee. deceased. in the probate court for Newberry county. and immediate- I [- thereatr apply for a disch arzel .1 cr- n i),41111,-, c lai"U74 aixainst 8 i ' e.tate :ne nifIied to pres~en t :IIe duly proibated to the under igied on or before said date. Samuel P. Crotwell. Executor of the estate of J. Calvin Neel, deceased. May 10, 1909. 5-11-09-4t-ltaw. NEWBERRY UNION STATION Lrrival and Departure of Passenger Trains-Effective 12.01 A. M. Sunday May 30, 1909. Southern Railway: To. 15 for Gre enville.---. - To. 18 for Columbia .. .4.0 p.m Zo. 11 for Greenville .....43 p.m. To. 16 for Columbia .... . .4 e.: C.,N.&L. Rv No. 22 for Columbia .. ..8.47 a.a. Zo. 52 for Greenville .. 12.54 p.i. To. 53 for Columbia .. ..3.20 p.x 'No. 21 for Laurens .. ..7.25 p.m Does not run on Sunday vhich trains may be expected to de )art from this station. but their Ie arture is not guaranteel and the ime shown is subject to el ange with >nt noticre. G. L. Robinson. Station Ma-:tI DELINQUENT TAXES. The country treasurer, Hon. J. L. Zpps, -has placed in my hands.execu ions for the collection of the delin luent taxes for the year 1908, and I vilI be ready to receive these taxes )n the 14th instant. Let all who have iot paid their taxes come forward at >nee and pay the same to me, and hus save further trouble and costs. UIy,instructions are to collect these :axes at onec. M. M. Buford, Sheriff Newberry County. Juye 7, 1909. BLUE RIDGE SCHEDULES Eastbound. 5o. 18. Ipaveg A nd--- nt 31 m., for connection at Belt,n w i; Southern for Greenville. No. 12, from Walhnlla. le:ives A' derson at 10.15 a. mn., for connection' at Belton with Southern'Railway for No. 20, leaves Anderson at 2.2r a. m . for anne,-tione at ['lton win Southprn Railway for Greenville. No. S. daily~ exrept S2i4di'. fe mn.. with ten.ectione n at a Southern Raiwar fromt r'"inte -omb No. 10. from Walhalla. lonre= 's derson at 4.57 p. mn., for connection* at Belton with Southerni Raiway for freeville and Columbiai. Westbound. No. 17, arrives at Anderson at 7.50 . in., from Belton with co,nnections Erom Greenville. No. 9, arrives at Andersoni at 1!2.24 . mn., from Belton with connfectionls 'rom Greenville and Columbia. Goes :o Walhalla. No. 19, arrives at Anderson at 3.40 >. in., from Belton with connections 'rom Greenville. No. 11, arrives at Anderson at M( MODERN]1 will save 'mone' Let uw on ap' for a free trial any Loose Leaf Sheets on any Advertising Contracts EtaDbtLde Advertising Returns Vr nuac Bnds. Mortgages. Etc. 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