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"TO THINK OWN SELF BE TRUE, AND IT MUST FOLLOW AS TUR NIGHTDAY; -frUOU CANST NOT THEN BE FALSE TO ANY MAN."
By STECK, 8HELOR & SCHRODER. WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WHliiffisDAY; OCTOBER 2, H>12. New 8erlc8 No (r>l.-Yolunu? DXIV.-No. 10.
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* One Car Extra Good *
* Young' Western Horses *
One car extra good, young, blocky, gentle, un
v branded Mares and Horses. fy1
The prices are right on these young Horses, and
we expect to sell them all in JO days. Unloaded them
fy Monday-sold and traded 21 Tuesday; so you see we fy
don't want to keep them.
"** Also, Some Fine Young Mules.
: C. W. & J, E. BAUKNIGHT,
4? Walhalla, S. C.
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The Westminster Bank,
Westminster, S- O.
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits, ? $125,000.00
Largest Bank in Oconee County.
Strong m Resources,
in ^Management, in Policy.
YOUR BUSINESS SOLICITED.
SIX PER CENT
Paid on Time Certificates, payable in twelve months.
Wm. P. Anderson* President.
KEOWEE SCHOOL CORNE K-STOVE
Woodmen of World li ave Charg?.
Ceremonies Next Tuesday.
Tho Woodmen of tho World will
lay ihe corner-stone of the Kcowee
Graded School building next Tuesday.
October 8th. The public are cordially
invited to come and brinn well-tilled
baskets, and all W. O. W. are espe
cially urged to be present and take
part in tho exorcises.
Quite an interesting program has
been arranged for the occasion. Come
one, come all, and help to make this
a day to be long remembered.
S. W. Smith.
Following is tho program of cor
ner-stone ceremony to be held Tues
day, October 8th, at Keowee Graded
School building, by the Woodmen of
10 o'clock-Music, by the Newry
10.30-Welcome address, by W.
10.45-Response, by lt. A. Gentry.
Music by tho Newry Band.
I 1.00- Address ..Rural School
Improvement"-by W. K. Tate.
11.30-Educational Address by
Rev. J. IO. Grim.
2.00 o'clock - Music by band.
H.00-w. o. W. oration, liv Rev.
D, W. l l lott.
Steps to Stamp Out Hazing.
Chapel Hill, N. C., Sept. 27.
Steps to stamp out hazing al tho Uni
versity of North Carolina were taken
to-day as the result, of Hie faculty in
vestigation of tho death of William
Rand, tho Smithfield freshman who
recently was killed while being hazed
Four students who were forcing
Rand to dance on a barrel when he
fell and cut his throat, on a broken
bottle to-day were expelled. Two
other students who witnessed the
hazing also were expelled for aiding
and abetting the principals.
Ten members of the student body
who were known to have engaged in
hazing, either during (he present
year or last, year, were Ptfcponded
from the Institution for ono year.
TIIIO FARMERS' UNION MEETING.
Goonoo Fanners' Union Called to
Me< I at Bounty Land October H.
The Oconco County Farmers' Un
ion ls hereby called to meet at Boun
ty Land school house, with Bounty
Land Local, No. t!8, Friday, October
1 1 th, at 10 o'clock a. m.
A full delegation from each local
In the county is very much desired.
There is business of importance to bc
brought before the mooting. Offi
cers for another year will bo elected.
Tho ginning and marketing of tho
prosent crop of cotton is another im
portant question that will be for dis
cussion. A. H. Billson, President.
J, W. Alexander, Secretary.
Briefs from Richland.
Richland. Rcpt. 30.-Special: Mr.
and Mrs. O. L. Demsio returned Fri
day morning to their bonn; in Rome,
Qa., alter spending several weeks
with relatives in this community.
Master Marlon Hughs is very sick
and has boen for several days. Wo
hopo for his speedy recovery.
Miss Pearle Vernor, of Greenville,
is visiting her homofolks here.
Quite a number from this commu
nity attended Presbytery at Walhalla
Wo notice that another of tho "Old
Maids" crossed Into the "sea of mat
rimony" when Miss Emily Dendy be
came Mrs. Simpson yesterday morn
ing in Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. .loo Stribllng, who
havo been visiting rein ti ves and
friends in Seneca and Richland for
the past month, returned to their
home in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday.
The Bichland school will open next
Monday morning, October 7th, at
S.!t() o'clock. All patrons and trus
tees are requested to bo present. Mr.
Singly, of Prosperity, is to be princi
pal and Miss Mamyo Cromer, of New
berry, as re-elected assistant.
Fortunes in Faces.
There's often much truth in the
saying "her face ls her fortune," but
lt's never said where pimples, skin
eruptions, blotches, or other blem
ishes disfigure it- Impure blood is
back of thom all. and shows tho need
of Dr. King's New Life Pills. They
promote health and beauty. Tty
thom. 2;")C. at all druggists. 1
FIMO LANDS AT HMAMJ COST.
Former Oconcean Calls Attention to
Possibilities in Oklahoma.
In another column will be seen
where the government will sell, In
November, 1912, two million, nine
hundred acres of land to the highest
bidder on three years' time.
There are a great many people lu
South Carolina who do not know that
at one time tho Indians owned Okla
homa and Indian Territory jointly.
In the last ten years the Indians have
been required to allot three hundred
and ten acres each, which leaves
lands unallotted to the amount of
two million, nine hundred acres be
longing to tho Chickasaw and Choc
As stated before, these lands will
be sold to tho highest bidder, and the
majority of the lands lo bc sold aro
as fine as there is In the State. 1
own one thousand acres of land with
in three hours' drive from Ardmore
(my home), a town of twelve thou
sand inhabitants, and there are ten
thousand acres of this . unallotted
land to be ?old adjoining my farm.
The land to be sold has scattering
timber on lt, and can be put In culti
vation for three dollars per acre. The
land will not bring over $3.50 or
$5.00 per acre; one-fourth cash, bal
ance in two years.
My object In putting these facts
before the people of Oconee county ls
that 1 expect to make my home some
day on this thousand acres, and I am
very anxious to have South Carolina
farmers for my neighbors.
We now have good schools and
churches In two miles of my farms,
and the chances are we will have a
railroad within less than six miles
In less than twelve months.
If any Oconee man cpntemplates
coming West he will never again find
as good land and as cheap as this
land to be sold in November.
I will be pleased to locate this land
for any one who may be interested.
I will make this proposition to any
man from South Carolina who will
buy and locate on this land:. If he
will buy as much as 80 acres, ,put in
cultivation 50 acres, fence tho SO '
acres, build a tWo 1 or "three-room
house, I will loan him $800 for 8 per
cent interest on ten years' time, al
lowing him to nay any part of the
money loaned any time during the
ten years and stop the Interest.
There ts no better cotton land in
the United States than this land. 1
have four hundred acres of the same
grade of land adjoining the land re
ferred to which 1 will rent for one
fourth of cotton If rented to a South
Carolina man and cultivated as they
cultivate lands; and if he does not
make one-half hale per acre without
the use of any fertilizer, 1 will not
charge him any rents.
I have good six-room houses, fine
water-as healthy as any place on
If interested, write me and I will
send you some literature, giving full
I would be pleased to have some of
those Oconee farmers for neighbors
M. Ii. ALEXANDER.
ACCEPTS FART OF REWARD.
Father of "Decoy Girl*' Dahl Trap
Roanoke, Va., Sept. 29.-Frank
Iroler, of Carroll county, father of
Maud Iroler, the girl whom the de
tectives, in the pursuit of Wesley Ed
wards and Sldna Allen, followed to
Des Moines, Iowa, to the hiding place
of the fugitives, was in Roanoke to
day. In discussing lils daughter's
connection with the Allen case cap
tures he denied with much indigna
assistance to the officers. She had
tion that she had knowingly given
not the faintest idea that she was be
ing followed until after Shina Allen
was arrested. Speaking of his own
part In the affair, Iroler said:
"I did not intentionally give In
formation to the Baldwins. 1 spoke
to Oscar Mundy concerning the rela
tion ot my daughter and Wesley Ed
wards, and of their meeting after the
Millsville shooting, but I did not
know at that time that Mundy was
in any way connected with the Bald
"I have been greatly incensed at
the report that I was helping the
Baldwins In order to get Hie reward.
"I did not want the reward at all,
and I at first refused to have any
thing to do with it. Mr. Baldwin,
however, pressed lt upon me and I
finally consented to take lt."
The mother of Wesley Ed wards is
now a Mrs. Mundy, she having been
Mrs. ll. E. Dennett Awarded $25,000.
Wi onshore, Sept. 28.--After about
two hours' deliberation the jury In
the case of Hattie IO. Bennett, admin
istratrix, against the Southern Rail
way Company returned a verdict foi
$25,000. The case was tried under
the Federal statu lo and ls probably
one of the few to he tried under this
law Instead of the South Carolina
statute. The action was for $75,000
for damages alleged to have been sus
tained by the negligent killing of
plaintiff's husband in a wreck near
Farrs on August 20th, 1911. The
Judge took under advisement the
matter of reducing Hie verdict.
PICK- (?UN ! IOU SHOT RY LONG.
Mob TO\ treat on K Lynching-Officers
HnvW Prisoner hy Clover Huso.
(Special to Charleston Nows and
Alkejfr Sept. 28.-News was re
celvcdjnere lato this afternoon that
Hug^m^Long, of Wagener, in this
countySCwho was recently nominated
in th^MQCond Democratic primary to
the HOUBO of Representatives, had
??hot. I Sickens Gunter, a prominent
cltlzenf?f hiB home town, lt ls stated
that trapshooting ls a result of
threaraagalnst Mr. Long immediately
following his nomination.
It isMpecnlled that the Nows and
Couri^jJ published an Interview re
ceutty,Uh which Mr. Long confirmed
rumgtsS[to the effect that ho would
be seyefoly dealt with if he attempted
to gowack to his homo town, of
wh'ohJ.raHb mayor. Mr. Long at the
time s?ped that he did not fear trou
ble, at* wa? must certainly going
back taJHWagener so soon as he fin
ished ilia business in Aiken.
The nomination of Mr. Long waa
after ajjj?rd contest, in which a great
deal of 'fact ional feeling entered.
Long Ixxlged in Aiken Jail.
AikeiL Sept. 29.-After eluding a
mob'ott determined men bent upon
wreaking vengeance upon him after
he had?flhpt Pickens H. Gunter, pres
ident oftilie Bnnk of Wagener, on the
streets pt that town yesterday after
noon, .abd after sucering many hard
ships aim traveling under serious dif
ficultly s?'riioro than 25 miles through
the ralfe' last night, Hugh Long,
Mayor. Cj?r Wagoner and ReproBenta
tive-elcj?t; was brought to Aiken this
mornihg.'by two rural policemen and
placed^ 3n< jail. MUBCOO Samuels and
S. E. Hj)}loy, the officers who accom
plished ?otie of tho cleverest ruses
ever worked In this county to protect
a prisoner from violence, arrived in
Aiken, haggard and worn out with
the n?WBhips of a wild night, at 7
Whoji Sheriff Rabon and his depu
ties ;Teafcn?d Wagener last night they
foui?ji, a?t j$??ry mob surrounding the
house ijrtwbjoh Long had, barricaded
himself.Jjjiong,. Who was apparently
revolvers and a shotgun, and holding
his ground with a determination that
convinced the officers beyond doubt
that if he had been attacked by Die
mob he would have sold his lifo dear.
Prepared for Rattle.
* According to thc sheriff, Long had
taken up a position which he could
have held against the onslaught of
the crowd until his ammunition was
exhausted, and before he could have
been killed, it was apparent that he
could have shot down at least a
dozen of the attacking party.
Long's wife and child. and another
family, were in tho house with him.
Upon his arrival Sheriff Kaboo ad
dressed the crowd, hut his words of
advice were unavailing. In a gin
house a few yards away were gath
ered a large number ol" men. These
Long could see through a window
from his station at the head of thc
stairs. Their dark forms were mov
ing about continuously, and occasion
ally the glow of their cigars and cig
arettes resembled the dispaly of si
Other men formed a cordon a rou nc
?the house in which Long had taker
refuge, and the mob kept their eyet
upon tho big black automobile ir
which the sheriff and his men made
the trip from Aiken, thinking tba
tho officers would attempt to carr]
him away in the machine, when the]
would have a better opportunity t(
make an attack.
The sheriff, however, had no sud
Intention, Realizing that to attomp
to carry Long away in the face of th?
mob would mean, at the very least
the death of his prisoner, he asket
the leaders of tho mob what they de
mended. They answered that the;
would bo satisfied If Long were kop
In Wagoner until daylight-presuma
hly to await word from the bedsid*
of Gunter, the desperately woundoi
At last, about midnight, one o
the deputies, finding that the guar
at the rear of the house had relaxe
its vigilance, lie reported tho matte
to the sheriff, and the sheriff, realls
lng that this was his opportunity
told Long to go with the two dopi
A ( lever Ruse.
Long kissed his wife good bye, an
In tho custody of the officers, wh
themselves were heavily armed, sli
ped out of the back door and Into th
woods. For twelve miles the thre
mon walked through the rain an
?he darkness, keeping away from th
public roads and following by-path
through tho woods. They lost thol
way, and were near Salley when oi
of thc officers realized their locatioi
Thirteen miles from Aiken they si
cured a buggy, and, wot to (he skit
worn and fatigued, they drove th
remainder of tho way.
At Wagoner, however, the sheri
and his other deputies malntainc
their guard ol' the house In which th
mob supposed Long still to bo hob
This guard was kept up all night,an
this morning when those of tho mo
who had boen watching tho big, bl nc
automobile all night asked conc?n
lng Long, they were told that he Wi
probably In Aiken by that time.
As it developed, tho mob ha
guarded doubly against the law oil
cers taking Long away by automi
hilo. On every road leading out <
thc town barricades were placed to
stop or hinder the progress of any 1
conveyance. Telegraph poles were
felled across tho road In several |
places, and in others logs were lilied !
up as barriers.
Late last night before the main
body of the mob dispersed an attack
was made upon the office of the Wag
oner Edlsto News, a weekly news
paper, which Long established about
a year age and which hus been edited
and published by him during his res
idence in Wagener.
With brickbats, sticks and stones
the windows and doors of the shop
were battered in, and the front of the
olhoe completely wrecked.
Two Other Arrests.
The sheriff this morning arrested
Dr. -O. B. Portwood and Hays Gun
ter, of Wagener, and brought them
with him to Aiken, placing them In
jail with Long. These men are
charged In the warrant on which the
arre?is were made with being acces
sories to the crime with which Long
is charged, lt being alleged that Dr.
Portwood, who is a prominent citi
zen of Wagoner and who operates a
drug store there, gave Long the pis
tol with which he shot Pickens Gun
ter. Hays Gunter, lt ls alleged, had
hold of Pickens Gunter when he was
shot by Long.
With his stocking feet against a
smouldering fire in a walting room
at the Alkon county jail this morn
ing, Hugh Long, whose stormy career
since he took up his residence In
Aiken county a little more than a
year ago, led to the sensational events
of last night, this morning greeted
two newspaper men who called upon
him. He was smoking a corn-cob
pipe when his visitors entered.
What he had passed through dur
ing the previous twelve hours told
plainly upon him-he was haggard
and worn, still a little nervous; but
he smiled pleasantly and Introduced
his fc'iow prisoners, Dr. Portwood
and Hays Gunter, to the newspaper
men. Long said that he had no state
ment to make at this time. When
told that the mob had practically
wVecked his newspaper shop, he re
marked, "I am not surprised."
Hardly had the , sheriff reached
^Aiken' thia inprnhig w?en he'jrj&e^Ved
*?&t?lbphon? W?'sage from;,WaK?ji'?rf
stating that ? he sit uatlo^'fllHlBWWW
bled town ls still.bad ana growing
worse. The sheriff was requested to
return to Wagoner at once and bring
with him the entire rural constabu
lary to preserve order. Two deputies
wer? sent at once to the scene and In
another automobile went Robert L.
Gunter, Solicitor of this circuit-a
cousin of Pickens Gunter-and Mayor
Herbert Gyles, of Aiken. No definite
word has been received here to-day
from Wagoner as to the condition of
Bickens Gunter, who, however, is so
desperately wounded, being shot
through and through, that the physi
cians entertain not the least hope for
The fight between Long and Gun
ter occurred about 6 o'clock yester
day afternoon on tho main business
square of Wagoner.
Pickens (?unter Dies qf Wounds.
Wagoner, Sept. 30.-Pickens N.
Gunter, preskb nt of the Ttank of
Wagoner and an extensive planter,
died to-night at 7.46 o'clock from tho
efforts of a gunshot wound Inflicted
Saturday afternoon by Hugh C. Long
intendant of Wagoner and Represen
tative-elect from Aiken county. Long
In company with two constables, es
caped a vloelnt mob and is now in
jail at Aiken.
The death of Pickens Gunter has
been hourly expected since ho wai
shot. Mr. Gunter was a man of con
siderable means who lent himself tc
every movement for the welfare ol
Wagener. He established the haul
of which he was president, was asso
elated In other local enterprises, ant
owned two large farms. His follow
citizens held him in the highest es
teem. Ile was 43 years of age aiu
had lived In Wagoner all his life. Mr
Gunter leaves a wife and three ehil
dren, two (laughters and one son.
Town Very Quiet,
lu Wagoner to-day it was dilllcul
to imagine that a vengeful mob couh
have inaugurated a reign of torro
here Saturday night, defying tho she
riff and forcing him to resort to i
ruse to get Long to jail. The litth
town was quiet to-day. lt is trm
that groups of mon on the pilbil
square wore still discussing the shoot
lng, for the affair stirred the sur
rounding country. The only vlslhh
signs left by the mob were the bro
ken show windows In the ellice o
tho Edlsto News, of which Long wa
It was stated boro to-day that tlv
solo reason for Long's escape Satur
day night was tho fact that ho tool
refuge in tho house of his neighbor
Henry Gardener. Consideration fo
Mrs. Gardener, an invalid, is said ti
have prevented the mob from storm
lng the house and dragging Long oil
nt any cost. The house In whlcl
Long lived since coming to Wageno
is about 100 yards down the sam
street from the nome of Hardener, li
which he took refuge after leavin
the scene of tho shooting. Garden
er's house ls in a cotton field on tb
outskirts of the town. Long and th
two constables who nccompanio
him must have spent some tense mo
monts in the open field after the
left tho house, guarded by the mo
Saturday night, before they roache
the comparative shelter of the wood
about a quarter of a mlle distant.
The causes which lcd to tho dill
I1LKAHH DF.CIiAHlCD NOMINEE.
There Were Not Enough Disputed
Voles IK) Afreet Nomination.
Columbia. Oct. 1.-Cole L. Dlonse
was this afternoon declared tho nom
inee for Governor by tho Democratic
State Committeo and B, II. Tillman
declared tho nominco for Unltod
States Senator. A second primary
to decide between Lyon and Peoples
for Attorney General was ordered for
October 1 Bth.
Tho sub-committee Investigating
the alleged frauds and irregularities
of the primary made their report this
afternoon to the full State Commit
tee, recommending that the State
Convention of the party be called In
August of next year to make a new
constitution and rules for primary
elections and safeguard tho primary.
The committee also recommended
legislative action along the same lino
and severe punishment for any one
violating the election laws of the
primary. They also recommended
vigorous prosecution for violators of
tho election laws.
The report showed that not enough
votes had been brought into question
to affect the result and recommended
that tho investigation be dropped.
The report goes into detail and pre
sents ?nany charges of irregularities,
such as repeating, voting of minors,
non-residents, aliens and in some
The matter of calling'a Stat.o Con
vention next year to amend the rules
of the party was discussed at length,
but was not adopted. A motion to
request the General Assembly to pass
.laws restricting the right to vote In
the primary to qualified electors was
voted down. A stib-ccunmltteo to
suggest the changes In the constitu
tion and rules and to report to tho
full State Committee before January
i, 1914, was appointed and perfect
harmony prevailed to-day.
CHARGE .HOWITT WITH MURDER.
('(tintinar/.ut in Session--Federal
Authorities Refuse to Interfere.
Aukusta, ,Ga., Oct. 1.-The court
zens and for tho Violation of certain
articles of war, heard testimony until
late to-night, and will sit again to
About twelve witnesses were ex
amined by tlie court before a roces??
for supper was ordered. Witnesses
swore that guardsmen under Capt.
dewitt tired on them without even a
challenge and one man claims to
have seen Capt. Jewitt draw his re
volver and Aro on 1). G, Baker, one
of the men killed.
Another witness says he was fired
on by the captain. The courtmartial
will probably l?e in session through
Pleads Not Guilty.
Jewitt pleaded not guilty to the
charge of shooting Maker, Dorne and
Christie. Ile pleaded not guilty also
to the charge of ordering his enlisted
men to fire on the th reo dead men
and tho two other citizens.
No Federal Interference.
News was received here to-night
from Washington that the Interstate
Commerce Commission, after looking
over the lOrdman act, will not Inter
fere with the trolley strike here, and
Mayor Barrett, of Augusta, will bo
notified to that effect.
Mayor Barrett to-night refused the
street bar Officials permission to arm
the strike breakers and attempt to
operate ears, so there will be no cai s
Should ail attempt be made to ope
ate a car K will be in violation of
both civil ami military orders.
When you lixve a bad cold you
want the best medicine obtainable so
is to cure it with as little delay as
possible. Hero is \ druggist's opin
ion: "I have sold Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy for un cen years,"
says linos Lollar, of Sn.rat.oga, Ind.,
'and consider it tho best pu the mar
ket." For salo by all doaVjrs.
Clllty between Long and GllllW aro
buried in a muddle of local politics
and were not at. all related to ibo
question at issue last summer In nve
primary. Long came to Wagener In
September, 1 !? 1 1, started the lCdlsto
News to boost primarily tho move
ment for a new < nut y with Wagoner
for Its court house town. Ile moved
herc from Bennettsville, hut ls a na
tive of North Cnrolina. He ls an at
torney, a man of some parts and a
forceful speaker. Long was elected
Intendant of the town and ran for the
Legislature in thc recent primaries.
lt was during tho latter campaign
that the situation in Wagener be
came acute, Long was warned not
to return to the town, after ho was
elected to Ibo House In the second
primary, but did BO last Wednesday,
when his opponent from Wagoner for
the House. 3. C. L. Busbee. had been
declared elected lu tho third pri
Accounts of tho affair between
Gunter and Long last Saturday after
noon differ in several partlCualM
Liked in Reiinottsvillo.
Benncttsville, Sept. 30.--The many
friends of Hugh Long regret the af
fair In Wagoner. Several hundred
prominent citizens of Marlboro coun
ty, whero ho formerly made his
home, would glady certify to his high
, character. .-.J