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"TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE, AND IT MUST FOLLOW AS THE NIGHT THE DAY: THOU CANST NOT THEN HE FALSE TO ANY MAN."
By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER. WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1011. New Sortes No. Oil.-Volume LX1
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for Your Money
You know that price doesn't always determine the quality
of an article; it matters not what you buy.
The best evidence is the 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? Every "Star Brand" Shoo ls mado
of the best tanned leather. No substitutes aro ever used. Each
pair is mado over comfort-giving laBts, with Just enough style
to mark their individuality. You can get them in any of tho pop
Some of Our Popular Sellers:
The "Patriot"-"A fine shoe for men."
The "Pilgrim"-"The business man's shoe."
"Stronger-Than-The-L>aw" -"Tho strongest and longest
wearing work shoes."
The "Soft & Good"-"A work shoo true to name."
Tho "Our Family"-"For every member of the family."
"Tess and Ted"-School shoes for girls and boys. Look bet
ter, fit bettor-wear longer.
Try a pair.
C. W. & J. E. BAUKNIGHT,
Walhalla, S. C.
?tr IT PAYS TO BUY FOR. CASH. J&
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Money is Power !
Labor is Power !
You work a week for $ \ 0.00,
That ten dollars represents a week 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 have
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, is?. O.*
is a good place to put these dollars.
W. P. ANDERSON, P. P. SULLIVAN,
J. M. NORRIS, Assistant Cashier.
Aiken Woman's Husband Suicides.
New York, Dec. 6.-Major John
C. Mallory, U. S. A., retired, jumped
from the tenth floor of tho Hotel
Manhattan to-day and was Instantly
killed. He bad been suffering from
melancholia, and was under the
caro of a nurse.
Ills wife ,who was a Miss Turnure,
of Aiken, S. C., also was 111. Their
homo was in Newport, H. I., and
they bad been hero for tho last two
Major Mallory was G9 years old,
and a grad?ate of West Point in the
class of 18153. He was born in Penn
sylvania and was appointed to the
military academy from Alabama.
Since his retirement in 1891 he had
lived much of the time in Paris.
[From a series of elaborate chemical tests.]
Comparative digestibility of food made with
different baking powders.
An equal quantity of bread (biscuit) was made
with each of two kinds of baking powder-cream
of tartar and alum-and submitted separately to
tho action of the digestive fluid, each for the same
length of time.
The percentage of the food digested is shown as
Broad made with Royal Cream of Tartar Powder:
I 09 Par Cent. Pigeitcd "jj
Dread made with alum powder t
j 67 Per Cent. Pigetted I
Royal Baking Powder raised food ls shown to be
of greatly superior digestibility and healthfulness.
NEWS ITEMS FROM SENECA.
Negro Burglars Cause Excitement
Presbjterlans i)j Loso Pastor.
Seneca, Dec. 10.-Special: Seneca
had a ripple of excitement to-day
over the escape of a prisoner and the
attempt of another to got away. On
Saturday last Chief of Police Sltton
saw some suspicious-looking negro
men at tho depot, and upon investi
gation found that they had stolen
goods from several merchants hero
and had been offering them for sale
to colored citizens. Tho men were
put In the lock-up on suspicion, and
early Sunday night they wero found
to be trying to make thelr,escapo by
trying to pry th? door open. A trial
Monday morning found both guilty,
with a line of $20 or thirty days.
While at work on the streets to-day
tho prisoners broke their shackles
?with a pick and after a spirited chase
one was recaptured and tho other
ls still at large. The recaptured pris
oner confessed to tho stealing and
told where other goods were to be
found, which wero later recovered by
the officers and returned to the
merchants, lt Is thought that the
escaped prisoner boarded train No.
30 Monday night, and efforts are
bel .g made to recapture him In
Greenville, the first Btop.
The bazaar given by the ladles of
the Presbyterian, church last Friday
and Saturday was a pronounced suc
cess, many attractive articles being
It will be interesting news to show
goers here to learn that the married
ladles who have given so successfully
several plays In tho past will prob
ably appear before tho foot-lights
again in the early spring. Initial
stepB are in fact already taken, and
it ls proposed to make the next per
formance tho best ever!
Several delightful social functions
filled tho calendar hero last week.
Wilkes Dendy was host to a large
number of his friends last Friday
evening. The entire lower floor
was placed at tho disposal of the
young company and a royal good
time was enjoyed. Games were
played, a contest and a delicious
luncheon completing the delightful
program offe ^d by tho popular
An Interesting meeting of the
Once-a-Week Club was held -with
Miss Mary Julia Reid last week. The
meeting this week will be held with
Mrs. W. J. Holloway.
On last Friday evening the "Good
Natured Dozen" met with Miss Lou
ise Farmer and a charming meeting
was the natural result.
R. S. Vernor moved Into li is new
homo here Monday. He and his
good lady aro heartily welcomed by
Miss Reiner Farmer, of Anderson,
lias been tho attractive guest ol' Miss
Carrie Hunter the past week.
M'i$;i Hertha Cashell and Miss San
ders, of Anderson, are guests In the
home of Mrs. P. M. Cary this week.
On next Tuesday, lu tho school au
ditorium, tile music club, composed
of Mrs. Dendy's class, will hold a
publie meeting. Music and recita
tions will compose tho program.
Toni Cherry is hero for a rest of a
few weeks, having been confined to
the infirmary for several days at
'ien Lee Hamilton is also at home
from Clemson on a sick furlough.
Mrs. 1). K. Norris, of Greenville,
is visiting Mrs. J. W. Stribling.
There was no service at the Bap
tist church last Sunday night as an
nounced, it being the time for union
Miss Manilo Blalock, of Westmin
ster, spent Hie past week-end with
Miss Sadie Parker.
The pastor of the Presbyterian
church, Rev. M. R. Kirkpatrick, an
nounced last Sunday that there would
be a congregational meeting next
Sunday to dissolve the relations be
tween tlie pastor and the congrega
CALIFORNIA S VOTE IS SPLIT.
Roosevelt (Jets ll, Wilson 2-Roose
velt's Plurality 174.
Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 7.-Roose
velt carried California by 174 votes,
although he will have but eleven of
tho State's Hi electoral votes. Tho
other two will be cast for Wilson.
Those figures aro final, will not be
made official until tho returns from
Los Angelos county have been for
mally audited by tho Secretary of
State. The Roosevelt plurality is
based on the totals of tho two electo
ral candidates receiving the highest
vote. They were A. J. Wallace, Re
publican, 28:1,010; Thomas Griffin,
Griffin ran 785 votes ahead of R.
F. Delvalle, tho other Democratic
elector, who In turn was but three
votes behind Ralph Bull, the olevonth
successful Republican. Tho high man
of the two defeated Republicans ran
57 votos behind Delvalle.
Aged Father Kills Son.
Dalton, Ga., Dec. 0.-Despite tho
efforts of lils daughter to secure pos
session of the shotgun, A. R. Davis,
aged 75, shot and instantly killed
his son, Hewlett Davis, noar here to
day. Since separhting from his wife
two months ago, Davis is said to
have ordered his son to stay away
from the father's residence The
killing resulted when Hewlett Davis
entered tho homo to-day. Davis ls a
Confederate veteran. Ho is under
arrest charged with murdor.
THE SIXTH GIN NEUS' REPORT.
Statement issued Monday Shows 11,
844,432 Hides to December 1.
Washington, Dec. 9.-The sixth
cotton ginning reprit of the census
bureau for tho season, issued at 10
o'clock Monday morning, announced
that 11,844,432 bales of cotton,
counting round as half bales, of the
growth of 1912 had been ginned
prior to Sunday, December 1; to
which dato during the past seven
years the ginning averaged 82.2 per
cent of the entire crop. Last year, to
December 1, there had been ginned
12,816,807 bales, or 82.4 per cent of
the entire crop; in 1908 to that date,
11,008,661 bales, or 84.1 per cent,
and in 1906 to that date 10,027,868
bales, or 77.2 per cent.
included in the ginnings were 72,
927 round bales, compared with 87,
996 bales last year, 101,718 bales in
1910, 154,393 bales In 1909 and
201,480 bales in 1908.
The number of sea Island cotton
bales included were 51,275, compar
ed with 87,650 bales last year, 77,
591 bales in 1909. and 68,396 bales
Ginnings prior to December 1, by
States, Mth comparisons for last
year and other big crop years, and
the percentage of tho ?intire crop
ginned prior to that dato in those
States-Year. Ginnings. Per Ct.
1912 . 1,160,637 -
1912. 660,174 -
1911. 680,434 74.9
1908. 776,481 78.0
1906. 570,924 63.8
1912. 48,593 -
1911. 74,056 78.4
1908. 58,603 83.0
1906. 50,023 81.4
1912. 1,563,443 -
1912 . 343,236 -
1911 . 313,624 82.4
1908. 394,918 84.6
1906. 672,873 67.9
1911 . 892,495 76.3
1908. 1,297,677 80.1
1906.1, 007,879 67.9
1912 . 753,249 -
1911. S2S.660 73.0
1908 . 554,346 81.1
1906 . 490,540 80.3
1912 . 807,488 -
1911 . 783,989 77.1
1908. 505,5S4 91.5
1906. 574,043 65.8
1912.1.0 11,2 21 -
1911 . 1,310,963 77.5
1908. 1,051,550 . 80.5
1 906. 769,785 84.4
1912 . 208,721 -
1911 . 319,979 74.4
1908. 279,654 83.7
1906 . 184,242 62.9
1912. 4,308,760 -
1906. 3,257,001 82.3
1911. 89,245 64.2
1906. 56,016 76.6
1906. 40,374 59.1
The ginnings of sea island prior to
December 1, by States, follow:
Years. Fla. Ga. S. C.
1912 ..17,820 29,756 3,693
191 1 ..32,350 51,496 3,810
1909 ..25,905 13,164 8,522
1908 ..27,907 31,140 8,349
FARMERS' MUTUAL INSURANCE.
Business Mooting of Directors on Sat
urday Next, December 14th.
There will bo a call meeting of tho
directors of tho Farmers' Mutual
Insurance Association of Oconee
County at tho Court Houso next Sat
urday, December 14th, at 10 o'clock
a. m. Tho purpose of tho mooting
is to elect a president.
T. Y. Chalmers, Vico President.
J. I). Isbell, Secretary.
A Merry Chlrstmns Tree.
Mountain Host, Konto 1, Dec. 7.
Special: Wo aro authorized to pub
lish an appoinment for a Christmas
tree to be at Hov. and Mrs. M. J.
Moore's, on Christmas day, at ll
o'clock. The public ls cordially in
vited to como and bring presents for
anybody they wish. They will be
attended to by a committee.
Rev. J. A. Bond and Rev. L. D.
Chambers will be present when tho
tree is dressed. They will hold ser
vices for a short time. Then tho con
tents of tho treo will bo distributed
by tho committee among those fortu
nate enough to have presents.
1 havo been confined to my room
for ten long years, and I want to
shake hands with as many of the
people of Oconco county as wish to
come and spend a few hours at my
home. (Miss) Frances Moore.
When you have a bilious attack
give Chamberlain's Tablets a trial.
They aro oxcellent. For sale by all
?IX)OI)Y WATTLE IN GEORGIA.
Ono Man Killed, Two May Die, Ottl
Cordele, Ga., Dec. 9.-John Christ
mas Nvas killed late Saturday after
noon at King's Mill, three miles from
Sycamore, and his brother, Jim
Christmas, and J. D. Ward, all of
Vienna, Dooly county, were critically
wounded in a bloody battle between
the employees of the lumbor con
cern and tho Christmas boys, backed
by a number of relatives and friends.
Others were injured in the affray,
but none seriously.
The mill operatives alleged that C.
R. Christmas, a relative to John and
Jim Christmas, had been obnoxious,
for which, on last Saturday, they ad
ministered a severe whipping to him,
burning his clothes and other per
sonal effects. Learning of this se
vere treatment, relatives and friends
of Christmas loft Vienna on the first
train for Sycamore, securing convey
ances there to tho mill.
The mill operatives were expecting
them, and had armed themselves with
automatic guns. The Christmas boys
were unarmed, it ls reported, though
determined to Kettle the difference
with tlie young man's enemies.
Upon the arrivil of the men from
Vienna a heated argument arose, be
coming so threatening that the older
men employed at the mill intervened
In efforts to prevent bloodshed. Their
efforts were without effect on the in
furiated men on both sides, and
j shortly the shooting commenced.
Young Christmas was killed almost
It is understood that the Christ
mas boys were willing to settle the
i differences amicably if the mill ope
j ratlves would pay for the burned
clothing of the young man and com
pensate him In other ways for the
J whipping, but this the mill meu re
fused to do.
Gang Not Arrested.
Cordele, Ga., Dec. 9.-Up to an
I early hour to-night no warrants had
j been Issued, and no arrests made of
j employees of King's Mill who took
part in the shooting affair there Sat
j urday afternoon in which John
I Christmas was instantly killed and
I his brother, Jim Christmas, and J. D.
i Ward, all of Vienna, were wounded,
j There were eight eye-witnesses to
. the tragedy, all of whom refuse
(stoutly to discuss tho affair,
i Sheriff King, having failed to gain
any positive information as to who
I took part in the shooting, refuses to
j make any arrests until warrants aro
I Issued. Relatives of the young men
i have likewise failed to learn the
j identity of their assailants.
I "TAN" CLEGHORN IS F' )T.
Man Who Figured in Investigation of
Minnie Mnrchmnn's Death.
Ashburn. Ha., Dec. 8.-Tan Cleg
horn, who liga red In the Investiga
tion of the death of Minnie March
mail a short time ago, was shot on
; the streets here to-night by W. F.
Cochran, : brother-in-law of the
First reports that spread about the
town were that Cleghorn bad been
killed. Cleghorn ls ftlll alive, how
ever, and is not fa'ally wounded.
Cleghorn was alone at the time
of the shooting, according to meagre
Information obtained. Ile is said to
have been approached by Cochran,
who uttered a threat and then drew
a revolver and opened fire at close
Cleghorn fell and was picked up
by friends and carried away. This
gave rise to the report that be was
Cochran also believed that he bad
killed Cleghorn and gave himself up
to Sheriff Branch. Cochran was re
leased on bail as soon as lt was
found that Cleghorn was not killed.
Cochran is the man who loaned
Cleghorn a mule some time ago, and
later when Cochran attempted to
borrow a mule from Cleghorn to cul
tivate his ile d, Cleghorn refused
him. Words followed at that time.
Cochran then told Cleghorn he would
get. even with him, it was saki to
Shoots Cleghorn Again.
Ashburn, Ga., Dec. 10.-W. J.
Cochran, brother-in-law of Miss Min
nie Marchman, whose death occur
red some weeks ago under mysteri
ous circumstances, this afternoon
shot 'Tan Cleghorn, who has been ac
cused of the murder of the ghi, and
bis brother, Marlon Cleghorn.
The shooting occurred on tho prin
cipal street of Ashburn and carno as
a climax to a bitter feud between
the Marchman and Cleghorn fami
lies. Marlon Cleghorn was shot
through the cheek and Tan Cleghorn
through tho thigh. Physicians say
that neither of thc wounds ls serious.
Immediately after tho shooting
Cochran surrendered to the sheriff,
stating he had fired both shots. Ile
was In tho company of Lee March
man, brother of Mlnnlo Marchman,
when tho shooting occurred.
Immediately af tor tho shooting
a brother of Tan and. Marlon Cleg
horn swore out warrants for both
Cochran and I^ee Marchman, who are
In the custody of Sheri IT King.
Gossip here bas lt that, after tho
death of Minnie Marchman and the
accusation that Tan Cleghorn was
responsible for lt, Cochran swore
to avenge the death of bis sister-in
Tho next chapter carno Sunday af
ternoon when Tan Cloghorn was
I fired upon, lt ls said, by Cochran.
CHILDREN IN COURT'S CONTROT*
Mother to Keep Them Under Certain*
Limitations-May Visit Father.
(Columbia State, 10th.)
Douschka Dickens Tillman ano.'
Sarah Starke Tillman must grow ap?
under the jurisdiction of the South.
Carolina Supreme Court. Tho Court
yesterday rondered. a por curiam or
der placing tho children lu the cus
tody of Mrs. Lucy Dugas, formerly
Mrs. B. R. Tillman, Jr., but made the?
"This Court 1s of the opinion that,
the petitioner (B. R. Tillman, Jr.*
should have the children in his home
for two months of the summer vaca
tion season of each year, one-half of
the Christmas holidays and one week
in tho spring at such timo as may in
found most convenient, subject to?
tho right of the mother to have thoms
with her at all times in case of their
Illness. We are of tho opinion also?
that in the intervals the petitioner
should bo allowed to bo with his;
children with reasonably frequency
under conditions not unpleasant to?
him. We make no order at this;
time as to details, in the confidence?
that the parties or their counsel w?f>
be able to agree on the particulars,
and nt an early day submit a proper
order to the couTt."
The Court slates that these pro
visions will bo subject to 'alt?ration*,
as the children advance in years. The
Court requires in tho order that "the
children shall romain subject to the.* -
jurisdiction of this court," and Lh-.it:
Mrs. Lucy Dugan and B. R. Tillman,.
Jr., give bond in the sum of $5,000*
ouch, "conditioned that they will not
remove tho children nor procure
their removal beyond the Jurisdic
tion of the Court."
Concluding an exhaustive opinion
in this case, which is of more than.
State-wide interest, tho Court says:
"If the parties to this deplorable'
contiover8y will think less of tho en
forcement of their legal rights and1,
more of the forbearance and liberal
ity which personal dignity, to say
nothing of tho Christian charity"
which both profess, requires that
they should exorcise in carrying out
the spirit of this decree, there will be
no need for further litigation. Surely*
nothing could so alleviate the mis
fortune of these children -as courtesy,,
forbearance and charity of their pa
rents toward each other.
"It is adjudged that the respond
ent retain tho custody of the chil
dren until the further order of the
Court, subject to the limitations and
conditions herein set out, and sub
ject to such order as tho Court maj/
Signed: Eugene B. Gary. C. J.; Cl
A. Woods, A. J., D, E. Hydrlck, A. J.,
R. C. Watts, A. J., T. B. Fraser, A. 3.
A NOTED YEGGMAN IS BLADY.
Klnney Bergen Killed and Three O Ut
ther Cracksmen Taken.
Memphis, Tenn., Doc. 10.-In m
raid on a house in the outskirts of
the city early to-day, "Kinney" Ber
gen, believed to bo a widely known
safe-blower and all-round crook, was
killed by city detectives. Frank Hol
loway, known to police authorities ol*
tho Middle West and Southwest as a
robber and swindler, with two o titer
men and a woman, was placed undor
arrest nt the same time.
Chief of Detectives Roper had se
cured Information that tho men were
living at 1157 Wilson street and sent
six detectives to mnko tho capturo
Tho policemen were heavily armed,
fearing serious trouble with the
cracksmen. Holloway and two of
tho men, known as "Tex"- Wallace?
and Jack Monday, were taken Into
custody without, resistance. Tho wo
man who opened tho door was seized
I and prevented from making an out
Bergen held Detective Popphio at
bay with a steady fusillade from his
pistol, leaped from tho garret win
dow, about thirty-five feet, and made*
his escalio in his night clothes. La
ter bo returned, it. ls thought, to se
cure bis clothing, and in the pistol
duel that resulted was almost In
stantly shot to death.
Holloway, who is credited with be
ing the leader of Ibo gang, was ar
rested In Chicago a few months ago,,
and at that time made an alleged con
fession, Implicating himself in the
robbery of tho New Westminster
(British Columbia) Bank, whon a
sum In excess of $300,000 was se
cured. He did this, it is said, to>
avoid being sent to Tcxn.i, whore he?,
was wanted for safe-blowing.
Dunn Ousted-Dull Moose Paper,
Columbia, Dec. 0.-Tho Bull Moose
loaders of South Carolina have ousted)
B. Sherwood Dunn, of Aiken, as na
tional com ul! t icc m un from this ?tate.
Hon. T. IL Wannamaker, of Colum
bia, president of the Glencoe Cotton
Mills, was chosen national commit
teeman in his stead. Mr. Wanna
maker left Saturday afternoon for
Chicago to attend tho "post mortem"*
of the Bull Moose.
Members of the Progressive Stat??
Executive Committee have addressed
letters to Ex-president Roosovolt,
Jos. M. Dixon, national chairman or
tho new party, and other Bull Moose
leaders, Informing them of tho oust
ing of Committeeman Dunn and thc
selection of Wannamaker as nattoaafi
A weekly paper will bo issued
from Columbia in tho Interest of tho
Bull Mooso party.