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WALHALLA, 8. C.:
\\ 1 I IX ESRA Y, SEIT. 1<>. 11)1?.
i I.ME N ET, THEY SAY.
I ?foi ination i tunes from Washing-j
ion thal Hie regulations of the trans
portal inti companies penalizing all .
relton bales not of a standard size |
ht -i a me effective on Tuesday of last
weeli, September 2d. The penalty
?.xa i led will lie $ I per ba le.
We Know noiliing ol' tIi*- justness
of this rilling Oil the part of lite !
transportation companies, but it. lias
evidently received the sanction of
the general government, the reportai
elating thal hearings have been had
before th<> Hons.' Committee on In
ter- Rate ami Foreign Commerce
wi.h a view to securing an agree- 1
mont as to a standard si/.e cotton
baie. There is evidently gootl rea
son on the part of the railroads and
steamship companies for making
such a regulation as to size, anti they
have doubtless impressed the just
ness of their reasons upon tho com
mlttee having oversight of the mat
lt is stated that tho ginners can
with bul little Inconvenience comply
with the regulations, which call for 1
a standard size hale measuring 27
by S4 inches. Many ginners, it is
said have complied with the require
ments and will turn out all cotton
hales of a standard size. Tho gin
ners of Oconee hav not started up
business to any g -eat extent, and if
there ls no rescinding of the order
for tho 27 by 54-inch bale, it. seems
but reasonable that tin? ginners of
this section should get to work and
make tho changes necessary to con- I
form to the now ruling, lt may be .
that they are now working on the ?
standard basis, but if they are not, I
it would seem that they should have
the interest of their patrons at heart
sufficiently tt> standardize their gins. 1
Wo do not call attention to this
matter as a criticism of any one. but '
simply in the interest of producer j
and ginner alike. If the possibility
of penalty can bo avoided it should j
Ceo. R. Rem bert seems to have
gotten himself tangled up in tho Dull
Dr McConnell, of Allanta, says
"when the pendulum swings bark
from the fad of tho slit skirt and
other fem mine follies of the present
day," the women will have secured
the right tt> vote. \W have suspect
ed some "ulterior motive" back of ?
the ; lit skirt, bul really our iniagi- '
nation had not carried us to the '
length of "improper influences" on
the present ballot-casters.
Cor good friend. A. L. Oossott, of
the Tugaloo Tribune, announces a
mosl harrowing accident in his office
last Saturday, when two pages of
typo "jumped" from the press anti i
became a mass of "pi." The only ?
consolation that wo can lind for him ',
lies in the fact that nothing bul
"live" matter over jumps from II
printing press. Birt Brother fl?sse tl
says thal the Third Commandment 1
was not broken when the accident
occurred and we shall, therefore, ?
(?;.?.? r again refer i him simply as :
' Brother." Henceforward he shall
he known as the Hight Reverened Al- ;
together Lovely (bissett. Ile has 1
earned tho title.
DISCLAIMS ANY CREDIT.
Savr Selection of the Bight Men to
Wosl Union, Sept. 8. Editor Keo
wee Courier: In viow of what you
bail to say editorially last week in
you.- esteemed paper concerning
crops in Oconee, I wish to express my
appreciation of your nattering notice
of roe as a farmer, but wish also to
keep thc record straight, and, there
fore, am writing to disclaim any
credit whatever for tlx- good crops
referred to growing on my lands, ex
cept that 1 used gootl judgment In
securing gootl, progressive renters
and furnished gond land from which
to grow the crops.
The crops growing on my land re
ferred to by you wore planned, plant
ed and cultivated by J. L. Garrett
and J. D. Cheek, and to them ls due
the credit for tho fine prospective
yield, of which both they and I are
These men ate gootl, practical far
mers. They beliovo in thorough
preparation and aro particular as to
variety and quality or seed they
plant. They aro judicious users of
fertilizers, and beliovo In always
poshing their crops instead of letting
their crops push them.
Jesse C. Neville.
A "FRAME-UP" FOR ROBBERY.
Express Messenger ami Engineer
HHil in Charleston.
Charleston, Sept. 5.-William B.
Street, ot Hivesville. and Bruce
Coleman, express messenger, were ar
rested this afternoon and lodged at
the police station charged with t ho
recent robbery nf tlx* express ear of
the Southern railway. Chief Cant
well ?aid to-night that Street had
confessed Ulai lhere was a "frame
np" between him and Coleman to rob
the car. Street says he boarded tho
car ;it Summerville and lefl the train
at Magnolia Crossing with Coleman
a willing victim to imprisonment in
the chest, m which he was found by
Ibo train officials upon arrival al
Street was brought to (' ha rlesl op
by Detectives Hogan and Petreno
v ??-li. having been ari <^ ted on a war
ran! sworn out al Kees csv iib'. Street
was tnken Into custody at Iteevos
viile to-day. Coleman refuses to ad- i
mit any participation in tho plot.
Detective Hanley, of the Southern
railway, and the olucials of tho ex
press company co-operated with the
Charleston police department in
making t ho arrest.
W. P.. Street's Statement,
following is tim substance of the
statement made by W. li. St.ee?. a
former member of t he engineer's and
I rode with Ibis boy (Coleman)
back and forth on the trains several i
times. Ile said to mo one day, going j
lo Branchville, when I was on the
car with him. that he had a payroll >
amounting to very near $ I.timi, and ;
he slated to me if we had this we'
would b<? fixed. Tho remark I made
was, 'No. when you gel anything, get
a hundred thousand." and he unload
ed the money at proper destination.
Once or twice since 1 have been on
the car with him, and I asked bim
how everything was. He said, 'Noth
ing doini;!' He, mentioned to me
about a government payroll coming
down once a month, and he said he
could strike that some time and fix
everything his way.
"On this occasion, the night of the
robbery. 1 came to his car door at
Summerville. He says, 'Come in and
ride with me.' I had already drank
about a half-pint of liquor and had a
half-pint moro in my hip pocket. I
started to go in the sido door. He
says, 'Come to the end; I will have
it open'-meaning the end of the ex
press car next to tho mail car, and
just after leaving the public street
crossing at Summerville, the door
opened and I went in.
Fastened in the Box.
"When the train had passed by
Ladson, ho said. 'Bill, I haven't got
much, but we can use this and take
a chance at more some other time.'
Ho opened the safe and then he
closed it again. Every door in the
car was open. He got up and we
closed the four side doors. He wont
back and unlocked the safe, leaving
the keys in it; took out a package
of money in envelopes, five or six; I
did not count them. He asked me if
I bad a knife; l told him yes. He
used it. He would cut open ono and
I would cut open one. Wo came to
an envelope with nothing in it but
checks. I am not certain, but I think
it was all checks. He threw the
checks and envelopes behind the
trunk. Tho bulk of the money was
in one and two-dollar bills. He said,
lt is no use to count tho money. I
will count tho envelops.' I only got
about four hundred or four hundred
and fifty dollars. I says, 'You fool
mo into this thing for H 's small
amount?' Ile then says. 'You take
this and take care of it-don't come
around me for four or flvo days.' I
have not. We rode on together. The
train stopped at eight miles. They
threw the switch and pulled in. I
told him to let me got out and catch
the special. He said. Wo; they
would wan! to know why 1 got off 1 I
to catch a fain behind it.' I rode
on then to seven miles. They stop
lied there to pack a hot box on the
express car. lie. says to nie. 'Dook
out and see what they are doing.' Ile
was standing at tho door. 1 looked
out on the right-hand side and saw
somebody standing near the engine,
on lhi> Coast Dine crossing. I walk
ed back in. shut tho door and bolted
it. Then lie said to mo, leaving
seven miles: 'Where are you going to
get off af." I said. I can get. off at
Magnolia Crossing.' Ile says, 'AU
right; don't put me in tho box until
they reach Magnolia.' When the en
gine blowed four whistles for the
board, he says. 'What do you say
now.' and ho opened the box and
crawled in and told mo to put one
hook on the lid I know I fastened
ono hook -the one on tho end next
lo the mail car. I got off when they
were crossing Magnolia Crossing. I
haven't seen Mr. Coleman since. The
last thing he said was. 'There will
be another time coining, when we
will get home, but. you take this and
take caro of it.' I carno on to thc
house and borrowed $17 from my
boarding mistress, because I knew if
I blew : lot of money 1 would be sus
pected of something. I played cards
about two and a half or three hours.
I guess, and had some supper at a
restaurant. Next morning I got a
grip of whiskey, about 2.", pints, and
two quarts of Old Kentucy Springs;
wenl to Branchville on 27 and re
turned home on 12 at which time
I met Brlckman, and we had three
or four drinks between us. Ho says,
What do you think a bon I that hold
up last night.' I said. 'I only saw an
account of lt In the pa|>er this morn
ing before I left Charleston.' "
Union Not Concerned.
Henry G. Senseney, chief of tho T.
M. Conlon Division of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, said
yesterday that Street, had not boen a
I member of the organization for some
time and that the Brotherhood would
i not assist in his defence. W. V.
Meyer, financial secretary, and G. D.
Woaterlnd, recording secretary of
tho firemen's organization, also said
that the union would not assist
Lumber Plant Burnell.
Statesville, N. C.. Sept. 6.--Fire
this afternoon destroyed tho plant of
I the Nelsett Lumber Company, entail
ing a loss of $40,000. There was no
REFUXDIXG ACT IS VALID.
Comptroller General Jones and Attor
ney General Lyon Sustained.
Columbia, Sept. 8.---Tho Supreme
Court to-day declared the act of 1912
providing for the refunding of the
$5,500,000 bonded dido of the State
constitutional and legal and declared
that the sinking fund commission was
at liberty to carry out the provisions
of the act.
The suit was brought by W. W.
Hay. a tax-payer, to tesl the validity
of tho act, and Governor Blouse
in his return asked tho court to set
tho act aside. All of tho points rais
ed by the Governor were over-ruled.
Tho court said that membership
in tile sinking fund commission did
not constitute a seperate o III ce and
dei lared there were no fraud or ir
regularities in tho refunding act of
1 :? I 2.
The effo< > of the decision is to sus
tain the contention of Comptroller I
General Jones and former Attorney
General Lyon and rejects the conten
tion of Governor lilcase in the posi
tions he assumed oil the actions of
Hie last sinking fund commission.
Don't Let Unhy Sutler With Eczema
and Skin Eruptions.
Dahles need a perfect skin cover
ing. Skin eruptions cause them not
only intense suffering. but. hinder
their growth. Dr. Robson's eczema
Ointment can bo relied on for relief
and permanent euro of suffering ba
bies whose skin eruptions have made
their life miserable. "Our baby was
afflicted with breaking out of the
skin ali over the face and scalp. Doc
tors and skin specialists failed to
help it. We tried Dr. Mobson's Ec
zema Ointment and were overjoyed
to see baby completely cured before
one box was used," writes
Strubler. Dubuque, Iowa,
gists, or by mall, 50 pf.
Chemical Co., St. Louis, I
delphla, Pa. i
Courus Invoked for
Troy, N. Y., Sept. 8.- n. .
behalf of Samuel A. Fowl?
salaer, James Farrel and Frederick
E. Draper, Jr., attorneys of this city,
to-day procured from Supreme Court
Justice Rudd in Albany
Governor Sulzer. Tl <
tamable before Just
Albany September 1 3
Fowler's petition n
a tax payer, and tha
the impeachment at ?
of the Legislature wi
the i>eople's money.
In case the lower cc
tain the writ, the at
they will appeal the
COUNTY CLAIMS i
The following is i
claims approved by
.September 5 th, 1913:
628 Abbott, M.
629 Alexander. W. ir
630 Bogga. J. C. ...
630a Blackwell. W. I
631 Brown, P. A.
632 Brown, Mrs. E.
6 3 3 Campbell, J. O.
63 1 Cobb, G. W.
635 Cox, W. S. B. .
636 Collins, W. M.
637 Cru ni pto n, W. I
638 Dendy. J. H. . .
639 Dickson. W. P.
640 Dooley. W. T. .
64 1 Duncan, A. J. . .
642 Giles. W. D.~ .
643 Grant, J. D. 35 25
644 Harbin. J. A.::2 45
645 Harkins, J. R. '-' I 00
646 Hopkins, Dr. John. 25 00
6 17 Holden. V. F. 16 10
648 Hopkins. J. M. 8 30
649 Hughs. W. C. id 00
650 Hunnicutt, J. J.34 10
65 I Jenkins, Paul. 7 40
652 Jones, I). E. 2 00
653 LtH", F. B. ?3 50
654 Littleton, W. L. 17 60
655 Eyles, S. J. 12 50
655a Lvles, S. J. 6 00
656 McCall. Thos. U. 13 00
6.-,7 McCarley, L. C.22 10
658 Mongolei, W. B.95 17
659 Mooro. J. M. 24 00
659a Morehead, A. A. 21 68
659b Morehead, A. A. ii 88
659c Moore. J. E. 57 55
659d Moore, John E. 20 00
660 Orr, S. II. ll 15
661 Orr, J. P. 39 50
662 O'Leary. John . 35 00
663 Patterson. Goo. C..".0 00
664 Perry, W. M. 20 00
665 Patterson. C. W. 36 00
6bil Pitts, L. 0. 12 75
66..a Powell, J. P. 18 75
667 Rankin, J. J. 10 00
668 Hamey, Andrew. 30 25
669 Uaniey. J. T. 27 00
670 Reeves, H. A. 48 5 0
67 I Ridley, J. M. 30 20
67 2 Hobers, W. C. 18 50
t'>7:? Sanders. John . 3 00
67 I Slater. J. L. 0 00
675 Vissage, H. L. !?:: 90
676 Whitmire, J. H. M. 42 71
677 Whitten, J. B. X 38
Roads and Bridges.
678 Adams. J. M.$38 70
67!i Adams. J. M. 14 19
679a Hooper. C. A. 32 25
6S0 Collins. V. V. 10 65
681 Whitmire. C. H. 17 92
682 Abbott, M.$11 50 i
683 BecknelI, J. B. 16 01
684 Brewer. J. A. 2 00 1
68 5 Orenshaw, J. H. 14 25 I
685a Blackwell. W. H. 7 21 ,
686 Hall, T. N. 19 36
687 Jones. D. E. 16 50
688 Keaton, J. W. 5 76
689 Lee. F. B. 7 25
690 Lumpkin, Wade. 12 08
691 Russell, W. J. 1 00
692 Sanders, T. E. 16 45
693 Whitmire, J. H. M. 5 00
69 4 Whitten, J. B. 7 77
695 McMalmn, W. L. 10 10
696 McMahan, W. L . 8 oo
697 Carter, T. N.$ 60 00
699 Cross, W. 3. < >. 4 GO
a writ of
.. ate. lc i
tat h< 1 ; i
.ting O' ;
j :;t>?.' ?
al URI Di i
R( >\ RD.
; 'ri lay
699 Foster. W. C. & H. N. . 61 93
700 Kelley. J. M. 1 ?9 50
701 McDonald, J. N.$54 50
702 Alexander, It. H.$ 3 76
703 Boston-Brady Mfg. Co... 15 l~>
704 Craig, .lohn F. 21 43
705 Craig, .lohn V. ll 83
TIM; Davis, .lohn W. 2 00
7<)7 Davis, Mrs. Fannie .... 2 Ot)
70S Foster. W C. 9 72
709 Martin. V. F. 2 2.">
7 10 Smith, T. A. 2 56
7 I 1 Smith. D. A. Ill
Magistrates and Constables.
7 12 Brown, I*. K.$ 8 00
7 I :; Brown, P. A. 3 nt?
71 I Brow II. I*. A. 12 50
71 ."> Cari ison. .1. C.26 10
TM-, Halliard, C. E. (Claim Tor $4.35.
Held ni? for investigation.)
7 17 Keaton. .1. A. 23 7 5
7 I s Mitchell, NV. M. 50 7.".
I ?our Farm.
7 I il Cobb, W U.$ I I I H I
7 211 Moss & Ansel. 4 50
Ahl to Poor.
72 1 Hutchison Bros.$|n 25
722 Moss & Ansel . 7 00
Conveying Children ami Prisoners.
72:: Holleman. H. P.$">i 64
72 I Davis, .lohn W. 68 S.".
7 2-". Da\ i.s. John W. < Wit lull i. )
Books, Stationery ami Printing.
726 McCovvan-Cooko Prtg Co.$30 00
7 27 Walker. Evans & Cogs
well Co. 16 2 2
72S Beck-Gregg Hdw. Co.... $ I li
729 Craig, John F. 2 70
730 Kaufmann, H. F. 3 00
731 Moss & Ansel . Il 12
732 Smith, 1). A. 6 00
733 Sullivan Hdw. Co. 1 23
734 Walker, Evans it Cogs
well Co. 1 58
735 Alexander. It. II.$33 33
736 Craig, John F. 25 00
737 Davis. John W. 83 33
738 Foster. W. C. 58 33
739 Holleman, H. P. 16 92
740 Hunt, W. It. 33 33
741 McMahan, Miss Annie
two months . 83 32
742 Smith, D. A. 33 33
743 Smith. T. A. 58 33
744 Walker, H. C. 33 33
745 Barton, Dr. H. M.$15 00
746 Holleman, H. P. 21 32
747 Martin. V. F. 13 60
748 Sloan, Dr. B. F. 10 00
7 49 Thode, Dr. John J. ... 5 00
750 Davis, John W.$27 40
W. C. FOSTER, Supervisor.
H. P. Holleman, Clerk. adv.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
The State of South Carolina,
County ot* Oeonee.
(In Court of Common Pleas.)
The Ameiican Seedlng-Machine Com
pany, Markley Hardware and Man
ufacturing Company and all other
Creditors who may come in and
share the Benefits and contribute
to the expense of this action, Plain
he Seneca Mercantile Company,
Mingo Mortgage and Realty Com
pany and J. M. Barron, Defend
Pursuant to an order of the Court,
ated the 2d day of September, 1913.
atlee is hereby given to all Credit- .
rs of The Seneca Mercantile Com
?ny "o prove before me any claim !
my may have against the said The !
meca Mercantile Company and file
Uh me the same within twenty days I
om the date hereof or be barred of
iy benefit from the sale of the stock
' the said The Seneca Mercantile
Third day of September, 19 13.
T. E. STRIBLING, Receiver.
Sept. 3, 1 9 1 3. 36-39
The State of South Carolina,
County of Oeonee.
(lu Court of Common Pleas.)
The American Seeding-Machine Com
pany, Markley Hardware Company,
and all other Creditors ol' The Sen
eca Mercantile Company who may
come In and contribute to the ex
penses and share tho Benefits of
this action, Plaintiffs,
The Seneca Mercantile Company,
Mingo Mortgage ant Realty Com
pany and J. M. Barron, D?fend
Pursuant to an OJ der of the Court,
in the above entitled action, and dat
ed the 2d day of September, 1913, I
will sell to the highest bidder, for
CASH, at Seneca, S. C., beginning at
ll o'ciock a. m., on Monday, the 22d
day of September, 1913, all the stock
of goods formerly belonging to The
Seneca Mercantile ("ompany, sonsist
ing of dry goods, shoes, notions,
hardware, farming implements. These
goods will be sohl in just such lots as
may be deemed best for the estate.
T. K. STR1 SLING, Receiver.
Sept. 3, 19 13. 36-38
NOTICE OF TEACHERS' EXAMI
Notice is hereby given that the reg
ular fall teachers' examination will
be held at Walhalla Court House, S.
C., on FRIDAY, October 3d, 1913,
beginning at 9 o'clock a. m. and last
ing until examinations are completed
or until 5 o'clock p. m., when the ex
aminations will close. All teachers
holding certificates that will expire
before the fall examinations of 1914
will please tako notice and he pres
ent at this examination, as no special
examination for teachers will be or
dered In January, 1914.
The examination will covor the
nine customary subjects of English
Grammar, Goography. Physiology
and Hygiene, Arithmetic, United
States History, Civics and Current
Events, Pedagogy, Agriculture and
All those standing this examina
tion will please bear in mind the
fact that they must furnish their
own writing materials.
THOS. A. SMITH,
County Superintendent of Education,
Sept. 3, 1913. 36-41
W LIGHTNING PROOF,
It is not only lightning
proof but fire-proof and
CORTRIGHT METAL SHINGLES
last as long as the building and never need repairs.
Just the thing for town or country buildings, because they
meet every condition of comfort, beauty and security
FOT Sale hy
Ballenger Hardware and Furniture Company,
Seneca, ?S. CJ
40 = Acre Farm Close In.
I am offering this week the most popular size
farm (40 acres), just outside the incorporate limits cf
Westminster, with good five-room house, good well,
orchard, pasture ana outbuildings. Sufficient wood on
place for home use. This place is in thc Westminster
School District and about 1 1-4 miles from the Graded
School, and also near enough to cotton mill to be con
venient if any one should desire to work in mill for a
part of the year. This is a most desirable location for
a truck or dairy farm. I am offering this place at a
very reasonable price and on easy terms.
A ONE-HORSE FARM.
I also have a tract of 35 acres, adjoining the
above place, that is an extra good one-horse farm. The
house on this place is not quite as good as is on the 40
acrc tract. The land lies well ancfis very convenient,
My two-horse farm proposition that I have
advertised for the past two weeks is still open, I am
satisfied this place will not stay on the market very
long it the price and terms I am offering, so you had
better see me at once if you ?rc interested in securing a
OTHER GOOD TRACTS.
I have on my list a tract of 90 acres, one of 77
acres, one of 72 acres-each a good proposition; one of
160 acres, one of 188 acres, one of 120 acres, and so on.
If you are in thc market for a home I can give
you what you want. Write or call on me at my
office it Westminster.
FRANK H. SHIRLEY.
ii ox ir>??
Westminster, S. CJ.
KG -? - HOOFING
'ii o a w i N a
We have just received big shipments of V
Cripp fc? Corrugated, Galvanized and Painted
Roofing Sheets. We bought a Full Car of
these Roofing Sheets, and can make lower
prices than we could possibly to otherwise.
We are prepared to give very low prices
to Retail and Merchants will do well to get our
Our Stocks of Doors, Sash, Builders* Hai d
ware and Paints and Oils are complete.
We are constantly increasing our Stock of
Pipe and Fittings, Valves, Lubricators, In
jectors, Belting Lace, Etc.
CEMENT - PLASTER.
- GUNS - SHELLS
Our Furniture Stock is complete in every
respect. We can furnish complete outfits, from
Kitchen to Parlor.
M ARI? WARB AW? FURNITURE
If NW BREAKERS.
Seneca, - - South Carolina.
Chamberlain's Cough .Remedy t^M?^^?tn^W?
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