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FOR THE STATEi
INTERESTING EXHIBITS FOR
WARDED TO GOVERNOR.
He Wasn"t Pleased at First-Con.
mission Recalled Vote and Paid
Columba State, 1st
One of the interesting features of
the information furnished Gov. Blease
was correspondence from B. L. Abney
with refernee to the amounts he was
to be paid for professional services.
It appears that Mr. Abney was engag
ed on a contingent basis. He was not
paid what he considered his services
worth and made a protest. The com
mission iieeded his letter and subse
queLtly settled on the basis mention
'ed by Mr. Abney.
As a matter of fact -the State of
South Carolina won its cause in the
United States supreme court and the
liquor houses which dragged the State
into the litigation paid all the costs,
including Mr. Abney's and Mr. Ste- I
venson's fees, or a large part thereof. I
Had the State of South Carolina lost S
the case, the boot would have been i
on the other foot and the lawyers for t
the liquor houses woul'd, according to
precedent, have charged against the
State of South Carolina much more i
than Mr. Abney and Mr. Stevenson I
Mr. Abney's Statement.
Following is a letter from Mr. Ab
ney to Mr. Lyon under date of No
vember 10, 1909: C
"Herewith I beg'to hand you my
account for pr'ofessional services ren
dered to the State dispensary commis
sion as special counsel in the cases,
proceedings and matters in which I
have been engaged for nearly the last
"You will recall that you employed
me under.a resolution passed- by the
general assembly in January, 1908, at
the commencement of the Fleisch
mann case. The fees for such ser
vices were to be upon such reason
able basis as would meet with your
approval. No stipulation was enter
ed into as to the amount of these fees
at the time, because the character and1
extent of the services to be rendfred
could not be foreseen and we had to
leave the a.mount to be agreed upon
between us a's the services would ter
minate and their extent would thus
"I:n June, 1908, you verbally asked
me to indicate an ultimate sum which
we thought would likely cover the
whole of the services which might be
rendered. It was impossible at that1
time to foresee all of the thin.gs that
would come up and we could only
make an approximnation. I wrote you
that it was difficult, if not impossible,
to at that time fix upon a fee for all
of the services which, would .be ren-1
dered in, the event that such a' court
"I wish to
say that I
-' m e nt on a
lame leg that
has given me much trouble for six
months. . It was so.-bad that I
couldn't walk sometimes for a 1
week. I tried doctors' medicine i
and had a rubber bandage for my
leg, and bought every thing that I
heard of, but they all did me no
good, until at last I was persuaded
to try Sloan's Liniment. The first
application helped it, and in two
weeks my leg was well."-A. L.
HUJNTER, of Hunter, Ala.
Good for Athletes.
Mr. K. GILMAN, instructor of
athletics, 417 Warreji St., Rox
bury, Mass., says :-"I have used
with great success in cases of ex
treme fatigue after physical exer
tion, when an ordinary rub-down
,would not make any impression."
has no equal as a
remedy for Rheu
gia or any pain or
stiffness in the
muscles or joints.
Prices,25c.,50c. &$t1 .00
Sloan's book on
horses, cat tle, shee
and pouitry sen
Br. Earl S. Slear,
Boston, Mass., U.s.A A.
)f appeal should affirm the judgment
aelow. Such a court of appeals did
.ffirm the judgment below, and thus
>pened up all of the gates of litiga
lion. In writing to you, I stated that
In deference to your wishes I could
)nly make a suggestion there, for all
>f the services to be thereafter ren
Jered in these cases an additional $',
)00 with that we had thertofore charg
as should be allowed, with the pay
ment of personal expenses when I
was away from Columbia attending to
.he business of the commission.
'"I also made some suggestions with
regard to the detailed work which
might or might not arise so as to
give you some idea of what might
likely be the fee that would be charg
d. The decision, however, of the cir
mit court of appeals being so much
Lt variance with our ideas, and really
was of such a character as to have
swept away every dollar that the
state might have in the dispensary as
lets in the event that it was not re
-ersed, the matter of course left us a.1
nost without any criterion upon
which to suggest a fee. Besides it
was necessary to have a counter, or
Yarallel, decision from the State su
>reme court before -the United States
upreme court for argument, and
hese two cases were actually argued
"In view, however, of the sugges
ion made by me at the time as an ap
roximate estimate, I will be satisfied
vith the additional $5,000 then sug
ested. I wish to say, however, that
have endeavored as far as I could
h'roughout the whole of these pro
eedings to proceed in a economical a
aanner and to make my fees as
mall as possible, so that there could
.ot be any cavil on the part of any
ne as to the amount of my charges,
nd I have not at all undertaken to
x them upon the basis of what other
awyers have suggested to me or what
he lawyers upon the other side would
indoubtedly have received by direc
ion of the court. I hope this will
aeet with your approval and will be
atisfactory to the commission."
To this is appended a formal state
aent of -his services from January 24,
908, to November 10, 1909, for which
te charged $10,000, of -which amount
e had been paid $5,000. Subsequent-1
y he was paid $4,000 by the comnrlis
ion, but this was not acceptable1 as
.ppears from Mr. Abney's letter of
)ecember 10, to Dr.. W. J. Murray,
hairman, which' is as follows:
Mr. Abney Displeased.
"I am in receipt of a check for $4,
'00 balance fee for professonal-ser
ices rendered your commission. The
ecount I rendered was for a balance
~f $5,090 which was approved as I
miderstood, b.u now I am informed was
ubsequently changed to the present
mount The reasons 'ror which such'
~hange were made are unknown to
ne. Notwithstanding the presenta
ion of my account, the action of your
>oard was wholly without any com
nunication or interview with me and
vas without my knowledge. The res
>lution of the board is a very great
iisappointme*it to me: for it evinces
t lack. of appreciation for the services
which I ren.dered to the commission
n a serious, disagreeable and discor
lant condition, which previiled in the
:onduct of its affairs 'in the litigation
risin'g thereform. I labored long
tnd tryingly in its beha,lf and taxed
ny physi1cal strength and mental ef
ort 'to its best endurance.
"It can -hiardly be doubted by any1
me that the fee charged s almost
'idiculously low, and to 'have it cut
own by your board without having
iver asking my presence before -it'
!auses me to believe that you think
;hat I 'have not eamned your apprecia
ion or have failed to deserve a rea
onable recompense for loss of time
und for putting aside other business
or yours. I am conscious of having
leserved better treatment."
WHO WANTS THE VETERANS?
To Town Has Yet Spoken for ikeunion
Columbia, Feb. 28.--Which city or
:own in the State will be the first to
nvite old soldiers for the reunion this
rear? That is the question the 0o:2
~ederate veterans are very much in
:erested in, no doubt, for thus far no
own has put in a bid for the visit of
he veterans this year for the annual
Looking over the appropriation bill
:oday, it was seen that the sum of $1,
i00 has been appropriated for the use
>f the town inviting the soldiers to aid
n the entertainment. Which will be
;he town to invite the "old boys?"
SITUATION PARTLY RELIEVED).
sov. Blease Namies Robert J. Gantt as
Spartanhurg, Feb. 28.-Gov. Cole
nan Livingston Blease has partly
~leared up the magistrate squabble
nthis city. Today he'appointed Rob
~rt J. Gantt to take the place of Silas
JI. Wetmre. T-T first appointed Ce
cil C. Wyche, of Newberry, but Mr.
Wyche graciously refused the honor
ani informed his excellency that he
could not accept the place offered. Mr.
Wetmore then went to Colnambia and
receiv~ed assurance that 'he would be
reappointed. However, the Spartan
burg county delegation's recommen
dation was considered and the man
they suggested received the appoint
There is no doubt about the legality
of this appointemnt, but in regard to
the other magistrate there may be
further complications. J. Malcomb
Bowden, appointed by the governor,
has never been confirmed by the sen
ate, but he will open offices for busi
ness tomorrow. Unless Magistrate
Kirby sees fit to withdraw, 'he will
take out a writ of quo warranto and
contest the place.
Stopped His Paper.
Nowadays, when a subscriber gets
so mad, because an editor differs from
him on -some trivial question, that he
discontinues his paper, we ren-ind
him of the late Horace Greeley, the
well-known editor of the . New York
Tribune. Passing down Newspaper
Row, in New York City, one morning,
he met one of his re~aders, who ex
"Mr. Greeley, after that article you
published this morning, I- intend to
stop your paper."
"Oh, no!" said Mr. Greeley, "don't
"Yes, sir; my mind is made up; I
intend to stop the paper."
The angry subscriber was not to be
'appeased, and they separated. Late
in the afternoon the two met again,
when Mr. Greeley remarked:
"Mr. Thompson, I am very glad you
did not carry out your threat this
"What do you m&n?"
"Why,iyou said you were going to
stop my paper, didn't you?"
"And so I did. I went to the office
and had your paper stopped."
"You are surely mistaken. I have
just come from there, and the ptess
was running, and business was boom
"Sir," said Thompson, very pom
pously, "I meant, I intended to stop
my subscription to the paper."
"Oh, thunder!" rejoined Greeley, "I
'thought you were going to stop the'
running of my paper, and knock me
out of a living. My friend, let me.
tell you something. One man is just
one drop of water in the ocean. You
didn't set the machinery of .this world
in motion, and you can't stop it; and
when you are underneath the ground
things upon the surface will wag on
the same as ever."~
Drink More Water.
A prominent man in Missouri lost
his 'health g.nd was taken to a sana
torium near Chicago. 'Af'ter looking'
the patient over for some da'ys and
questioning the man about his 'habits,
the 'great doctor said:- "You need to
drink more water. Nature can not do
her work properly with the average
man unless supplied wth some eight
or ten glasses of fluid, counting cof
fee and all, within the 24 hours." The
patient recovered under this simple:
treatment. Years ago the present edi
tor of the leading Baptist 'paper at St.
Louis, then a young man, was quite
phin and wrinkled. Recently looking
ten years young, he said, in answer to
a question about his improvement:
"It is due to drinking more water. I
saw a paragraph about it in the paper,
and so, as I went about the city at
tending to my work, whenever I hap
pened to. pass a suitable place-or
even a place that was not suitable-I
would stop and take a 'drink of water.
And for years my health has .never
been so good."
EEACHING THE SPOT.
It Can Be Done, So Scores of New
berry Citizens say.
To cure an aching back,
The pains of rheumatism,
The tired-out feelings,.
You must reach the spot-get at
In most cases 'tis the kidneys.
Doan's Kidney Pills are'for the kid
Mrs. M. Q. Chappell, 929 Fair street,
Newberry,. S. C., says: "1 suffered from
kidney trouble for several years.
There 'was a sevare pain in the small
of my back, I had dull headaches and
felt miserable in'every way. My kid
neYs were weak and -crwsed me.added
annoyance. Several weeks ago I de
cided to try Doan's Fidniey Pills and
procured a supply at W. E. Pelham &
Son's Drug Store. They have already
given me great relief and I am going
to continue using th m, feeling con-!
fident that they will entirely dispose
of my trouble. I can recommend
Doan's Kidney Pills as a good kidney
For sale by all dealer.i Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the namne-Doan's-and
take no other.
often puts opportunity within
A chance for a good invest
ment comes sooner or later and
if you have the money the pro
fit is yours; if not, the other fel
low gets it.
Open an account with this
bank and save systematically,
you will then have the READY
MONEY when opportunity comes
We offer you ABSOLUTE
SAFETY for your savings, and
will allow interest credited quar
BANK OF POMARIA,
Z. T. PINNER, V. L. SMITH,
R. H. HIPP, Vice-President
is r in o
you should give it your best
attention, it should be neat,
and above all, sanitary.
We use the best make of
fixtres and our work is guar
H.. B. WELLS,
1113 Friend St.
Telephone-Office, No. 345
. Res. " 7
will answer emergency calis in con
nection with his office work. Special
ties, morphine and other drug habits.
Hours 9 to 1 forenoon: 4 to 8 after
Columbia, Newberry & Laurens Ii. R
Schedule in effect October 6, 1910
Subect to change without,. notice.
schedules indicated are not guaran
A. C. L 52. 53.
Lv. Charleston.. ... 6.0am 1Q.00pm
Lv. Sumter.. .. '... 9.41am 6.20pmn
C., N. &L.
Lv. Colu:nbia......11.5am 4.55pm
v. Prosperity. .12.42pm 3.34pm
v. Newberry.. ...12.6pm 3.20pm
Lv. Clinton.... .. ..1.5pm 2.35pm
Lv. Laurens.. ..... 2.35pm 2.12pm
C. &W. C.
Ar. Greenville. . .. 4.00pm 12.20pm
Ar. Spartant :rg. .. 4.05pm 12.20pm
S. A. L.
Ar. Abbeville .... 3.55pm, 1.02pm
Ar. Greenwood .. 3.27pm 1.33pm
Ar. Athens.... .... 6.5pm 10.30am
Ar. Atlanta...... .8.45pm 8.00am
A. C. L. 54. 55.
Lv. Columbia.... .. 5.0pm 11.15am
Lv. Prosperity... ..6.26pmi 9.50am
Lv. Newberry.. .... 6.44pm 9.32am
Lv. Clinton........ 7.35pm 8.44am
v. Laurens.... ...7.55pm 8.20am
C. &W. C.
Ar. Greenville.. ... 9.2pm 7.00ami
S. A. L.
Ar. Greenwood.. .. 2.28am 2.38am
Ar. Abbeville.... ..2.56am 2.08am
Ar Athens.. .... .. 5.4am 11.59pm
Ar. Atlanta.. .. ...7.am 9.55pm
Nos. 52~ and 53 arrive and depart
from Union Station, Columbia, daily,
and run through between Charleston
Nos. 54 and .55 arrive and depart
Gervais street, Columbia, daily. ex
:ept Sunday, and run through be
tween Columbia and Greenville.
For information ask agents or write,
VW. J. Craig, P. T. M.,
Wilmington, N. C.
. F. Livingston, S. A.,
Columbia, S. C.
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Ar. 12.50 p. m....COLUMBL
Lv. 1.00 p. m....... COLUMBI
Lv 4.15 p. n.. _SPARTAN]
Lv. 6.35,p. m.......HENDERS!
Ar. 7.34 p. m.-..ASHEVILL
Lv. 6.50 p. m....... ASHEVILL
Lv. 11.35 p. m.. _KNOXVIL]
Lv. 7.10 a. m....LEXINGT(
Ar. 10.00 a. m...._.CINCIN~
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