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By STECK, NULLOR & SCHRODER.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROIJINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1?,
Now Scries No. 050.-Volume LXIV.-No. 42.
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for Your Money |+
You know that price doesn't always determine the quality
of an article; lt matters not what you buy. \
The best evidence ?B tho number of satisfied customers and
the continual repeat sales. Ask any wearer what he thinks of
"Star Brand" Shoes. You'll find them all to be well satisfied.
And why should they not? Kvery "Star Brand" Shoo ls mado
of the best tanned leather. No substitutes ar? ever used. Each
pair is made over comfort-giving lasts, with just enough style
to mark their Individuality. You can get them in any of tho pop
Soino of Our Popular Sellers: "
The "Patriot"-"A fine shoe for men."
The "Pilgrim"-"The business man's shoe."
"Stroager-Than-The-Law" -"Tho strongest and longest
wearing work shoes."
The "Soft & Good"-"A work shoo true to name."
Tho "Our Family"-"For every member of tho family."
"Toss and Ted"--School shoes for girls and boys. Look bet
ter, flt bettor-wear longer.
Try a pair.
"STAR BRAND SHOES^ ARE BETTER"
C. W. & J. E. BAUKNIGHT,
Walhalla, S. C.
j& IT PATS TO BUT FOR. CASH.
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oney is Power !
Labor is Power !
You work a week for $10.00.
That ten dollars represents a wefek of your life
work. You are a week older, and as the weeks,
months and years go by your strength is gradually
exhausted; you have put your strength into dollars.
What nave you done with these dollars? Have
you spent them as fast as you earned them? If you
nave, you are poor indeed; but if you have spent only
a part of the dollars and kept some of them, you ha Ve
in these dollars stored up energy and strength to
provide for you in your old age.
How much better still is your position if you have
put these saved dollars to work for you I
A good way to do this is to deposit them in some
good, strong bank.
The Westminster Bank,
Westminster, ?S. O....
is a good place to put these dollars.
W. P. ANDERSON, P. P. SULLIVAN,
J. M. NORRIS. Assistant Cashier.
A NHRVY HXPKHSS MESSENGER
Bullies Four Bandits-Shot, Wound
cd and Captured One of Four.
Fort Smith, Ark., Oct. ll.-Pour
masked bandits held up a north
bound Kansas City Southern train
between Hatfield and Potter, Ark.,
early this morning'. Tho express
messenger was beaten. Ono robber
The express messenger was badly
beaten, but refused to disclose the
hiding places of valuable packages.
He shot, wounded and captured one
robber. The others escaped.
The train left Hatfield a little af
ter 2 o'clock this morning. Hurgett
was busy in the car when the ban
dits clambered up the side door and
smashed the glass with their revolver
butts. Hurgett hogan hiding the
most valuable packages while thc
robbers poured into the car a deadly
hall of lea 1. The robbers then stop
ped firing and tried to undo tho
catch by reaching through and
breaking tho giana. Hurgett fired at
them, but tho robbers got the door
open and sprang into the car. The
messenger leaped to the shelves be
hind a pile of baggage and was met
with a revolver and a shotgun. The
train wa? going thirty miles an hour
and no ono but the messenger knew
of the attack.
The last shot fired by Hurgett be
fore tho robbers gained the inside
wounded one, who cried that he was
hit. One robber assisted the wound
ed mun and thc others ont ult ibo air
and the train stopped. The wound
ed robber and his companion alight
ed after a few more shots. Burgett's I
shells were gone 'and the two rob
bera, rejoined by tho third, unwound- I
ed, closed In on tho messenger, who
fought back desperately, wielding thc !
butt of his gun. Tho bandits clubbed
him repeatedly over tho head and
crashed their lists into his face, de
manding to know where tho money
was. Hurgett stood tho heating, but
kept silent. The robbers varied their
search for the valuables by beating
and klcking.tho messenger, who was
crouched In a corner. They cut off
tho air again.
The conductor feared something
was wrong and began an investiga
tion. As* the conductor came for
ward with a lantern the robbers took
OCONEE COUNTY COHN EX HI HIT,
Hoya and Mon of Oconee County,
Dring in Youl' liest Corn.
The National Corn Exposition
meets in Columbia in January, and
the State of South Carolina must be
represented in a creditable manner.
One way of doing this ls for every
county In tho State to have an exhibit
in the place assigned to South Caro
lina. Then Oconee must be repre
sented, and In order to get the ex
hibits in shape, all the boys in the
Hoys' Corn Club contest, and any
men who wish to enter tho State con
test, are requested to bring their ex
hibits to Walhalla and let them be
placed on the 7th day of November.
On that day tho winners of the
best ten-ear exhibits will be decided
/for the boys. Tho prizes, however,
will not bc awarded until later, as
the other matters cannot bo decided
There will be no money prizes for
tho men. They will merely get their
corn examined by experts in that line
and have thc opportunity of sending
their exhibits to Columbia, where
they may enter tho State contest.
Let every ono remember the day,
and bring along an exhibit as you
come to court, so that your neighbor
may seo what you cnn do when lt
comes to raising corn. Then let the
State seo what Oconee can do and
Bullet Passed Through Hedy.
Newberry, Oct. 12.-(leo. Domi
nick, a whlto man, was shot and fa
tally wounded at. Helena, ono mlle
above Newberry, to-night, in a dy
ing statement ho says liiat as ho was
walking along tho street, John Grif
fin, a negro, pulled a pistol and shot
him without a word. Dominick was
shot In tho left side with a 1 r>-enllbre
bullet, which passed almost entirely
through lils body. Ho ls about 20
years old and unmarried. Tho ne
gro charged with tho shooting has
not yet been located.
fright and fled. The messongor fell
In a heap at. the conductor's feet. A
special train hore a posse to tho scene
qf tho hold-up near which tho wound
ed bandit was found. Tho bandits
NORTON COX IS NO MOKE.
Wu H Substantial and R?spcic'ted Olti
xcn o? Oconeo County.
Norton Cox died at ids borne in
the Return section of Oconee last Sat
urday and was burled at the Return
cemetery Sunday afternoon, funeral
services being conducted, in tho pres
ence of a large concourse of sorrow
ing relatives and friends, by Rev. L.
M. Lyda, of the Baptist church.
Norton Cox was widely known as
one of Oconee's most substai.Mal cit
izens. Ho wag a great church W'irkoi>
In which he had been an ofllcer for a
number of years, lils lifo was an
open book, and his name was synony
mous with honor. He was a farmer
by occupation, and was one of Oco
I nee's largest and most successful ag
Mr. Cox was stricken suddenly
[^Thursday with appendicitis, and Sat
urday evening he breathed his last.
He was about f>0 years of age, and
leaves a wife and one child to mourn
his death. Before marriage Mrs. Cox
was a Miss Stone, being a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Stone, who re
side near Seneca. In the death of
Mr. Cox Oconee has lost ono of her
most cubstantial citizens, tho church
a valued and consistent member, and
In the home 'his death is an Irrepara
ble loss. We join with a host of
other friends of the family in extend
ing sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Mrs. Cox and child will, lt is un
derstood, make their home in the fu
ture with her parents, ber husband
having requested durln;-' his last
hours that their present home be dis
posed of and residence taken up with
Mr. and Mrs. Stone.
Sick headache is caused by a dis
ordered stomach Take Chamber
I Iain's Tablets and correct that and the
headaches will disappear. For sale
by all dealers. adv.
NO PARDON FOR JOHN J. JONES.
Governor Blease Promises Reduction
of Sentence Later, However.
Columbia, Oct. 12.-John J. Jones,
who ls under sentence of ten years
and thirty days in the State peniten
tiary for killing Abe Pearlstine, of
Branchville, and whoso sentence will
begin on .Tuesday, wrote a letter to
Governor Blease beseeching him for
a pardon. Replying, the Governor
told Jones that after studying the
case thoroughly he was satisfied that
the verdict of manslaughter against
him was just from a legal standpoint
and that he could not set aside the
verdict of the jury, but said:
"Tim sentence of the court, in my
opinion, is excessive, and at some
future date 1 will reduce it." The
Governor expressed his sympathy for
Jones in his letter of reply.
A pardon for Jones was recom
mended by the board of pardons at
its recent meeting. lt is expected
that Jones will be brought to the
penitentiary to begin serving his sen
tence on Tuesday. He is now in the
Orangeburg jail, where he has been
for some time.
AS TO THOSE OKLAHOMA LANDS.
Many Ocoiieo People Are Toking In
borest in the Big Land Sale.
Ardmore, Okla., Oct. 14, 1912.
I lind it impossible to answer all the
questions that are being asked me
with reference to the sale of the un
allotted lands In the State of Okla
homa. Hence I have prepared a let
ter to J. Geo. Wright, of Muskogee,
Okla. If interested in the sale of this
land, clip from The Koo wee Courter
tho printed letter you will find be
low, sign your name, giving post of
fice address and State, and If you
wish a blue print showing tlie unal
lotted lands enclose f>0 cents In
stamps or money order, and you will
promptly receive full Information
with reference to tho sale of these
If a sufficient number of Oconee
county farmers become interested in
tho sale of (his land, 1 would suggest
that you get together and select ono
or more good farmers on whom you
can rely ns to what he or they may
tell you, send him or them to Ard
more, Oklahoma, and I will take
pleasure In showing them over a few
thousand acres of this land, and
when they have mado tliolr re
port to you, as your representative,
you will better know what to do with
reference to being on the ground for
the purpose of buying this land on
the 18th day of November, 19 12.
M. L. Alexander,
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4 Clip this, HU out blanks and J
mall at once.
[? Mr. J. (?co. Wright,
Please send me price Hst and
j? literature, giving me full pnr
? tlc ula rs with reference to the
;<. sale of unallotted lands In Love J
'? and Carter Counties, Oklahoma. JU
??? Enclosed find f>0 cents to pny .[
?A for blue print for Love County.
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His^vVound is ISTot Though
More Serious than Susi
sailant in Custod
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 14.-Col.
Roosevelt was shot In the breast by
a would-be assassin as he entered the
automobile in front of the Hotel Gil
patrlck to sta. i. for an auditorium,
where he was to speak to-night.
He insisted on going to the hall,
ther^iquieted the crowd that heard
he.had been shot, ?poke from 8.20
until;'0.45 o'clock, though apparently
wealth and then was taken to an
Physicians do not know bow badly
he unhurt and have decided to use
tho X-ray. The bullet struck a roll
of manuscript of his speech delivered
to-night aad this probably saved IIIB
After an hour's questioning theas
sasBlit gave his name as John
Schr?nk, of 370 East Tenth street,
Now York." From notes found in the
prisoner's clothes, lt ls evident he la
demented on the subject of Col.
Roosevelt's running for a third term.
Probably Saved by Speech.
Col. Roosevelt's life probably waa
saved- by a manuscript of the speech
which he delivered to-night. The bul
let struck the manuscript, which re
tarded Its force as it passed through
into the flesh. Ills assailant was pre
vented from firing a second shot by
Albert H. Martin, one of Col. Roose
velt's : two secretaries.
.Col? Roosevelt had just stepped In
to an 'automobile when the would-be
assassin pushed his way through tlu
crowtf'ln the street and fired. Martin
who.waB standing In tho car with thc
Colonel, leaped onto the man's shoul
ders and bore him to the ground
Capt;f A. O. Girard, of Milwaukee
who tyas on tho front seat, jumped
almost at the samb time, and in an
instant, the man was overpowered anc
o /'.'^lonel Prevents Lynching.
.ItUiji cry of-"lynch'^hibi" wem
up. Col". Roosevelt spoke to tho peo
j plo and told them to spare the man
who then was taken into the hote
and held until he was removed to tn<
In spite of the entreaties of physl
clans; Col. Roosevelt insisted upoi
delivering his address.
"1 will mawe this speech or die
one or the other,' he said.
Henry K. Cochems, one of the Wis
cousin Progressive leaders, told th<
great crowd assembled in Hie audi
torlum.that Col. Roosevelt had beet
shot and asked the people to be calm
The crowd was thrown almost Into j
panic by the announcement, but Col
Roosevelt himself (aimed the pcoph
by rising and assuring them he wa
not badly hurt. Then he began bl
address. Several times he seomei
to bo growing weak and members o
his party rose to help him. He mo
Honed them to sit down. "Let m
alone; I'm all right," he said.
The shooting occurred in the stree
In front of tho Hotel Gilpatrick. Al
ter dinner Col. Roosevelt went to hi
room on the second floor of the hote!
and shortly before 8 o'clock ho start
ed for the auditorium. His automc
bile stood In front of the door an
about it was a big crowd walting t
catch a glimpse of tho Colonel as h
Fired at Close Range.
Col. Roosevelt stood up, wavin
?his hat in answer to the cheers c
tho crowd. The assassin was statu
lng in the crowd a few feet from th
automobile. Ho pushed his way t
the side of the car, and raising bl
Martin leaped over the car a sc
ond after the bullet sped on Its wa;
Col. Roosevelt barely moved as th
shot was fired. Before tho crow
knew what had happened Marth
who is six feet tnll and a former foe
ball player, had landed squarely o
the assassin's shoulders and Iva
borne him to the ground. Ile tine
his right arm about the man's uer
with a death-like grip and with h
left arm seized the hand that he
the revolver. In another second 1
had disarmed him.
Col Roosevelt Calm.
Col. Roosevelt stood calmly on j
though 'nothing had happened. Ma
tin picked tho man up as though 1
wore a child and carried Jilin a. fe
feet, which separated them from tl
car and almost to the side of the Co
onel. "Here ho ls,' said Marth
"look ut 'him, Colonel."
All this happened within a fe
seconds and Col. Roosevelt stood ga
lng rather eurlcusly at the man wi
attempted his life before the stu nm
crowd realized what was g*lng o
Then a howl of rage went up.
"Lynch him! Kill him!" cried
hundred men. The crowd presse
in on thom and Martin and Capt. ti
rard, who had followed Martin ov<
tho sido of tho automobile, we
caught with their prisoner In tl
midst of a struggling throng of ma
doned men. lt seemod for a momo:
that ?he would be torn to pieces, ai
it was Col. Roosevelt himself wi
'ntervoned on his behalf. He ralsi
his hand and motioned to tho crov
to fall bncn.
"Stop, stop," he cried; "stai
back; don't hurt him."
i Tho mon in the crowd at first we
t to bo Dangerous, Though
>ected at First-His As
y, Pleads G-mlty.
not disposed to heed his words, but
at length fell back and permitted
Martin and Capt. Girard to carry the
man into tho hotel.
Assailant Give? Up.
After a short struggle tho assassin
gave up and was carried without re
sistance out of reach of tho crowd.
"Are you hurt, Colonel?" a hun
dred voices called out.
"Oh, no," he responded with a
smile. "Missed me that time. I'm
not hurt a bit."
"I think we'd better be going on,"
he said to the other members of his
. party, "or we will be late."
No one in the party, including Col.
Roosevelt himself, entertained the
slightest notion that tho Colonel had
been shot. He felt no shock or pain
at the time and it was assumed that
tho bullet went wild. As soon as
I Col. Roosevelt had assured himself
! the assassin was safe in the hands of
the police he gave orders to drive on
I to tho auditorium.
I They had driven hardly one of the
I four blocks from the hotel to Mie au
ditorium when John McGrath, ano
1 ther of Col. Roosevelt's secretaries,
? utterred a sharp exclamation and
I pointed to the Colonel's breast.
I "Look, Colonel," he said, "there
' is a hole in your overcoat."
Col. Roosevelt looked down, saw
the hole, then unbuttoned the big,
brown army coat, which ho was wear
ing, and thrust his hand beneath it.
When he withdrew it his lingers
were stained with blood.
Was Not Hismnyed.
! Col. Roosevelt was not dismayed
by his discovery,
j "lt looks as though 1 have been
hit," ho said, "but I don't think it is
I anything serious." .
\. Terrell of Dallas,
i Texas, Col. Roosevelt's pnyi)le!;m,
who had entered the auto-.nbllo just
? before lt started off, insisted that the
Colonel return to the hotel. Ho paid
no attention to the suggestion. As
soon as they reached the building
Col. Roosevelt was taken into a dress
Determined to Speak.
Dr. Terrell, with tho help >f two
other doctors who were in tho audi
torium, carno to the dressing room
on a call from tho platform a ad
made a superficial examination. They
agreed lt was impossible to hazard a
guess as to the extent ol' tho Colonel's
injuries, and that he should by all
means go at once to a hospital.
"1 will deliver this speech or die,
ono or the other," was Col. Roose
j volt's reply.
Col. Roosevelt rose and walked to
the edge of the platform to quiet the
crowd. He raised his hand and in
stantly there was silence. Then slow
ly he unbuttoned his :;ont and placed
his hand on bis breast. Those in the
front of the crowd could catch the
sight of the blood-stained garment.
"I'm going to ask you to be very
quiet," said Col. Roosevelt, "and
.jilease excuso me from making a ve
long speech. I'll do the best. I can,
but, you see, there's a bullet in my
body. But it's nothing. I'm not hurt
The crowd gave an outburst of
tumultuous cheering. Thoroughly
reassured by the Colonel's action that
he was in no serious danger, the peo
ple settled back Into their seats to
hear his speech.
Says Saw McKinley in Dream.
A written proclamation found in
the clothing of John Schrank, the
man who did the shooting, reads:
"September IB, 10 12.
"September lf>, 11(0 1, 1.80 a. m.:
In a dream I saw President McKinley
sit up in a monk's attire, in whom I
recognize Theodore Roosevelt. The
President said: 'This Is toy murderer,
avenge my death..'
"September 12, 1012, 1.80 a. m.:
Wh. i writing a poem, some one tap
ped me on the shoulder and said:
'Let not a murderer take the Presi
dential chair. Avenge my death.'
"I could plainly soe Mr. McKin
"Before the Almighty God, I swear
the above writing is nothing but thc
Another note found in the man's
"So long as Japan could rise to the
greatest Power of Ibo world despite
her surviving a tradition more than
two thousand years old, as Hen. N'ogi
so nobly demonstrated, lt ls the duty
of the United States of America to
uphold tho third-term tradition. Let
every third-termer be regarded as a
traitor to tho American cause. Let
lt be the right and duty of every citi
zen to forcibly remove a third-ter
mer. Never let a third-term party
emblem appear on tho official ballot.
"I am willing to die for my coun
try. God has called mc to be His
Instrument, so help mo God.
(Signed) "Innocent Guilty."
Written In German:
"A strong tower ls our God."
Worse Than at First Thought.
Milwaukee, Oct. 14.-At 1.80 a. m.
j it was believed that Col. Roosevelt's
wound was more serious'titan at Drat
GENTLEMEN OF THF JUEY.
Naines of Thoso Drawn to Sorvo First
Week of November Tenn.
Jurors for the first week of tho No
vember term of Court were drawn
this morning and are given below.
Court will convene in Walhalla on
Monday, November 4th, with Judge
J. W. Devore, presiding. Oconee is
allowed two weeks for this term of
First Week Jurors.
Adams, A. H., Tugaloo Tp.
Arve, J. I'., Madison. <
Drewer, W. H., Seneca Tp.
Brewer, J. ti,, Seneca Tp.
Breedlovo, J. N., Whitewater Tp.
Cater, J. D., Keoweo Tp.
Cox, M. C., Seneca Tp.
Carver, J. T., Tugaloo Tp.
Edwards, J. C., Wagener Tp.
Fowler, W. W., Wagener Tp.
Gantt, Allen, Keowee Tp.
Galbreath, J. R., Wagener Tp.
Gambreil. E. M., Wagoner Tp.
Games, J. E., Westminster.
Isbell, S. J., Wngener Tp,
Isbell, Thomas, Center Tp.
Julian, A. W., Wagoner Tp.
Jones, M. L., Center Tp.
Kelley, G. A., Walhalla.
Knox, C. R., Seneca.
Kilburn, A. S., Westminster.
Lee, B. M., Tugaloo Tp.
Marett, B. J., Center Tp.
MorriB, T. O., Seneca Tp.
Miller, C. IL, Westminster.
McL-ain, W. B., Wagener Tp.
McClanahan, David, Westminster.
Neal, H. E., Keoweo Tp.
Phillips, P. K., Tugaloo Tp.
Prichard, A. N., Wagener Tp.
Sheriff, E. E., Seneca Tp. .
Shockley, J. C., West Union. ]
Strlbling, C. S., Seneca.
Thomas, John, Seneca Tp.
Whitten, J. B., Clemson College.
Walker, H. C., Seneca Tp.
Second-week jurors will bo drawn
next Wednesday morning.
A CALL FOR TUB YEAR 1013.
Oconee Fanners Should Show What
Can Ho Done Here.
There will be a farmers' contest In
wheat, oats" and corn (of ono acre
cac]i) iov the year 1913. Let every
ono join, prepare the land .Woll, sow
????Hvh^a%??fet? -before, if *e!sT,o .
late,?arid we can porvo to tho world
that we can ralso our own wheat,
oats and corn at home. It will bo a
great advertisement for the county.
Rules and regulations will bo pub
lished later. T. Y. Chalmors,
Conference Is Called.
(The State, Oct. l i.)
Members of the General Assembly
have been requested to meet in tho
Governor's oillce on Wednesday ol'
fair week to discuss proposed legis
J. W. Copeland, of Dayton, Ohio,
purchased a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy for his boy who had a
cold, and before tho bottle was all
used thc boy's cold was gone. Is that
not better than to pay a five dollar
doctor's bill. Sold by all dealers, adv.
thought, and just as tho Roosevelt
special was leaving a sudden change
In plan? was made nd the engineer
was ordered to hold the train. lt
was Bald Col. Roosevelt probably
would remain here awaiting the ar
rival of Dr. John B. Murphy, a Chi
Chicago, Oct. 14.-Reports re
ceived at Progressive headquarters
here state that the bullet penetrated
three Inches of tho abdomen wall
and that the wound is more serious '
than thought. This was shown by
the X-ray photograph which has just
been developed. Col. Roosevelt is
Still at. the station In Milwaukee. A
special train will leave hero in a few
minutes with four surgeons.
Chicago. Oct. 1.")..Coli Roosevelt's
condition was found improved at G.25
to-night when the physicians made
their final examination of his wound.
The following bulletin was Issued:
"Records show that his pulse ls
st;, his temperature 99.2, respiration
IS; that he has less pain in breath?
lng than he had in the forenoon; that
ho has practically no cough; that
there hits been no bloody expectora
"We lind him in magnificent physi
cal condition, due to his regular phys
ical exorcise and his habitual absti
nence from tobacco and liquor. As a
precautionary measure he has been
given a prohyplaetic dose of anti
tetanic serum to guard against tho
occurrence of lockjaw later.
"Dr. Arthur Dean Bevan.
"Dr. J. B. Murphy.
"Dr. Scurry L. Terrell."
Schrank Pleads Gullly.
Milwaukee, Wis.. Oct. 15.-John
Schrank, Col. Roosevelt's assailant,
pie led guilty to a charge of attempt
ed murder at a preliminary arraign
Sehrank was held to tho criminal
court for trial under bonds of $7,
Tentatively the dato for trial was
set for the Novomber term of fcht
Schrank 's plea of guilty was enter
ed as soon as District Attorney '/abel
had read tho formal chargo of at