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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER._WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SE1?T. 10, 1014. New Serie? No. 8?0.-Volume LXV.-No. :?7.
Our Mr. J. E. Bauknight left
Monday for New York and
other Eastern Markets. He will
be absent about ten days.
During his stay in the markets he will
use his usual skill and care in selecting our fall
and winter stocks of Clothing, Dry Goods,
Watch for Announcements.
C. W. ?? J. E. BAUKNIGHT,
WALHALLA, S. C.
"IT PAYS TO BUY FOR CASH."
What Stands Between Our
Depositors and Loss?
First. Our One Hundred Thousand Dollars of
Capital Stock would all have to go before despositor lost
Then State laws would have each stockholder pay
in pro rata on his stock. IOach Hank has to file for rec
ord with Auditor a list of stockholders, and hy referring
to record you will find our stockholders aro strong finan
cially outside Bank stock they have.
Thou wo have over Thirty-five Thousand Dollars
Undivided Profits that would also have to bc lost before
depositor Inst a dollar.
Those aro some of thc reasons why ii pays to
DEPOSIT IX A STRONG HA Xiv.
WESTMINSTER, S. C.
TWO TEXAS NEGROES BURNED
At Stake Atfcr Shooting Sheriff and
Sulphur Springs. Texas, Aug. 29.-?
In a fight with an armed posse near
here late to-day, Joe Richmond was
shot and killed, and his brother,
King Richmond) both negroes, was
seriously wounded. Dater the body
of the dead negro was burned at tho
stake with his wounded brother in
Ruford Park, In Sulphur Springs.
The negroes early to-day had shot
and killed Deputy Sheriff Nathan A.
Flippen and probably fatally wound
ed Sheriff J. B. Buller.
When the posse arrived here with
Ibo negroes a large crowd had gath
ered and demonstrated. They wanted
tho huming to be staged In the pub
lic square. Sevoral influential men
counselled that the bodies be not
burned, saying there was nothing to
be gained, since one negro was al
ready dead and the other probably
fatally wounded. Finally, however,
the mob removed tho dead and
wounded negroes to Buford Park, in
the outskirts of the city, where they
were burned. There was little disor
der, and as soon as thc bodies had
been burned the crowd quietly dls
The sheriff and his deputy had
started to arrest. King Richmond on
a minor charge at a negro settlement
south of here. Both negroes, without
warning, opened fire, killing Flippen
Instantly and wounding Butler. Tho
negroes bent Butler over tho head
and ho Is said to be in a precarious
Within n snort time hundreds of
armed men were searching for the
negroes. They were located in a wood
in the afternoon and in tho battle
tin.t ensued Joe Richmond was killed
and lils brother wounded.
Peace ofn>cis, who joined in i he
search, were far in the minority in
the posse and unable to cope with the
It is estimated 1,500 men and boys
trailed the negroes to their hiding
placo in the woods. The negroes,
brought to bay, fired several shots,
but their fighting was of short dura
tion, as the posses fired hundreds of
shots into the covert.
It was learned to-night that Sheriff
Puller wounded one of th-3 negroes
at the time he and the deputy sought
to arrest them at the settlement
Six thousand people had gathered
in the public square here when the
posses arrived with the dead and
wounded negroes. Pleas of cooler
heads were unavailing and the mob
carried out its work in Buford Park
with little ceremony.
Sheriff Huller's wounds consist of
a broken arm, a shot through the top
of lils head and three fractures of
Health und Happiness Depend Upon
That sluggish liver with its slug
gish How of bile is what makes the
world lopk so dark at times. Dr.
King's New Life Pills go straight to
the root of the difficulty by waking
up the action of the liver and Increas
ing the bile. Dr. King's New Life
Pills cause tho bowels to act more
freely, and drlvo away those "moody
days." 25c. a bottle.-Adv. 1.
Probate Office to De Closed.
On account of my absence, the
Court of Probate will be closed on
Monday and Tuesday, September 6th
and 7th. V. P. Martin,
Judge of Probate.
Sept. 1, 1915.
FOUR LOSE LIVES IN FIRE.
Wife and Tliree Children ?f U. S.
General Are Victims.
Sao Francisco, AUK. 27.--.Mrs.
.Fohn G. Pershing, wife of Brig. Gen.
Pershing, was burned to death with
her three children at he*- quarters in
Presidio here early to-day. The chil
dren burned were Helen, S years old;
Anna. 6, and Margaret, 6. An ex
plosion of a night lamp is believed to
have been the cause. Mrs. Pershing
was th<~ daughter of Senator Warren,
Fire was discovered as il hurst
from the second story. Fire fighters
at the post rushed to the scene and
thought all were out. and merely
fought the tire. When they entered
the bouse, however, they found the
bodies, the four having been suffocat
ed in the dense smoke that settled
throughout the building. Only the
roof was destroyed.
(Jen. Pershing was at Fl Paso,
commanding troops on border guard.
The Pershings were married in Wash
ington, January 26, 1905. The gene
ral fought in Indian wars and the
Spanish-American war. lie became
brigadier in 190(5.
Mrs. Pershing was devoted to her
Taking Undies to Wyoming.
San Francisco, Aug. 29.-(Brig,
Gen. .Fohn G. Pershing, U. S. A., left
late to-day for Cheyenne, Wyo., whi
ther he is taking the bodies of his
wife and three baby girls for burial.
With him is his 5-year-old son, War
ren, who survived the fire in the
frame quarters at the Presidio, in
which Mrs. Pershing and the little
girls lost their lives last Friday.
United States Senator Frances E.,
Warren, of Wyoming, and Mrs. War
ren, parents of Mrs. Pershing, were
in the party.
Gen. Pershing arrived from Fort
Bliss to-day. He was met hy a
group of old friends, who accompa
nied aim to the Letterman IIospital
on the military reservation, where
the general gathered into his arms
his little son, the only one left of the
family lie had planned to take to
Fort Bliss this week
The bodies were escorted to the
train by 2 1 sergeants from the troops
stationed at the Presidio and hy city
and army officials.
WESTMINSTER LOCAL NEWS.
Simpson-iioiiea Marriage Was Pleas
ant Surprise-Other Notes.
Westminster. Aug. 31.-Special:
Mrs. Florence Ballenger returned last
Thursday from a visit to relatives at
A marriage of much interest to
their many friends in Oconee and
elsewhere was that of Miss Bess
Simpson and H. B. Honea, which oc
curred last Thursday afternoon at 3
o'clock, at the home of the bride's
sister, Mrs. T. S. Miller. Tho cere
mony was performed in a very im
pressive manner by the pastor of the
bride and groom, Rev. H. M. Fallaw.
The marriage was a very quiet one,
only the Immediate families of the
contracting parties being present.
Immediately after the ceremony they
left for a trip to Asheville and other
points of interest in North Carolina.
This young couple begin married life
under most favorable circumstances
and have the best wishes of many
Misses Juanita and Camille Powell,
of Toccoa, aro visiting Miss Callie
Honea and other friends here this
J. B. Woolbrlght, of Spartanburg,
spent a few days here the latter part
of last week.
Misses Lillian Brea/eale, Hortense
('ross and Mary Sullivan returned
Friday from Russell, where they had
spent a week or ten days.
Mrs. C. IO. Andorson and son
?.'barios returned Thursday from an
extended trip to Atlanta and other
points in Georgia.
Mrs. S. F. Reeder is spending a
week or two with relatives at Blacks
Mrs. W. S. Harper and Mrs. 1011a
Terrell returned last week from a
visit to relatives at Fountain Inn.
They spent only a few days hero, and
are now in Atlanta, being guests of
Mrs. A. W. I/en thors.
C. S. Traylor returned to his home
nt Jacksonville, Fla., last Thursday,
after a two weeks' visit to his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Traylor.
TRAINING CLASS TOR TEACHERS.
Teachers of Oconee Will Have Oppor
tunity Not Previously Enjoyed.
A "training class" for the rural
teachers of Oconee county will be
held at Walhalla, beginning Septem
ber 13th, and continuing for two
months, This class will bo open to
all rural teachers of Oconee and to
those who are preparing to teach in
The course of study for this class
will include a study of methods of
teaching the common school
hraurhes, a.short course In the man
agement of a country school and a
brief study of the school in its rela
tion to the community. The work
will be adapted to meet the needs of
each Individual teacher. The class
will have the privilege of observing
a number of recitations in some of
our best schools.
Credit will be given to those who
attdhd regularly and stand a satisfac
tory examination at the close of tho
Ifeitiou will be free. The only ex
pem>8 will be a few dollars to cover
Jjb(flfo8t of the necessary books and
the traveling expenses of the obser
vation trii>s. Teachers living at. a
distance can secure board in Wal
halla at reasonable rates.
The trustees of the Walhalla High
School are co-operating with the
County Board of Education in mak
ing every effort to help the teachers
of our county. It ls hoped that every
t-iacher who feels the need of lmprov
i g'her methods of teaching will take
alva'niage of this opportunity.
This class will hold its meetings in
p.rJttOf the auditorium of the Wal
h?jh?' ?f.'jh School. The hours will
Ty' ??taiigcd ' to* auK -the convenlenee*
of \.;e members of the class.
Teachers who expect to attend this
class are urged to send their names
at once to Miss Sallie Stiibling, Wal
halla. S. C.
The first meeting of the class will
be held September 13th, at 0 o'clock
a. ni., in the auditorium of the Wal
halla High School.
Mrs. Traylor and children will re
main here until about the middle of
Miss Mary Allison, of Greenville,
is the guest of Miss Reginald Kil
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Mason enter
tained Monday evening In honor of
their guests, Misses Cobb and (Jeer,
Rev. and Mrs. George Gary-Lee
spent last week at Central attending
the Wesleyan cam j) meeting.
\V. P. Anderson, of Greenville, was
a visitor hero Monday.
P. P. Sullivan spent several days
at Chick Springs last week.
.Mrs. O. K. Poore, of Helton, is vis
iting her mother, Mrs. C. E. Dickson.
Mrs. J. E. Dickerson left Tuesday
for Starr to visit her cousin, Mrs.
J. M. Jones.
Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Sullivan and
children, were present at the Sullivan
reunion, which was held at William
ston last Wednesday.
Little Miss Elizabeth Hull, of Mad
ison, is visiting relatives here this
-Mrs. I. S. Pitts is visiting her sis
ter. Mrs. W. E. Mason, at Greenville,
.Mrs. Eugenia Thompson, of Ander
son, was visiting relatives and friends
here the latter part of last week.
Miss Frances Geer, of Anderson,
was tho guest of Miss Zoa Poore last
H. M. Hester, of Greenville, stop
ped off hero for a few hours Monday.
He was returning from a trip to
Roy McGee, of Columbia, is spend
ing a few days with his uncle, J. W.
L. A. Tannery, of Liberty, was hero
for ft few hours Sunday.
Allon Pugh, an aged colored man,
died at his homo in Eastminster Mon
day night. "Undo Allen" had been
in the service of tho Southern Rail
way Company for 30 years, workii g
as section hand. He was an honest,
hard-working old man and was re
spected by his employers and white
people in general.
Misses Bernice and Ha. tie Ruth
Cannon have returned from a pleas
ant visit to their cousin, Miss Irene
Fl rod, at Seneca.
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Matheson, Miss
Anna Marett, Belton Marett, Mr. and
T. E. STRIBD1NG KN US LIFE.
Fired Pistol lilil? Through Head,
l>cntli Resulting Pew Hours loiter.
Thc citizens of Walhalla were
shocked yesterday when the liewa
came from Seneca that T. Edward
Stribling had shot himself, and rela
tives here went at once to Seneca to
be with the unfortunate man in his
last hours and with his distressed
Some months ago Mr. Stribling
fell in his store, the fall resulting in
a crippled leg and affected spine, hut
he was recovering as rapidly as could
be expected. A few weeks after the
fall, however, he fell again, his
crutehs slipping from under him, and
this gave him a set-back, and recov
ery from the second injury was not
so rapid as from the first, lt is sup
posed that despondency over his con
dition led to his taking his life. No
other reason is assignable by mem
bers of his family or his friends.
Yesterday Mr. Stribling left his
store a little earlier than usual, tell
ing his son. .1. W.. who was assisting
him. that he was going home to rest.
Shortly after arriving at home Mr.
Stribling went into the yard, and im
mediately the report of a pistol shot
was heard. Mrs. Stribling ran out
nt once to investigate and found her
husband unconscious, lying in a pool
of blood. The fatal shot had taken
effect in the side of the head, rang
ing slightly upward and coming out.
near the top on the other side. Mr.
Stribling never regained conscious
ness and lingered from nbout noon
until 7.110 o'clock last night, when
he breathed his last.
A deej) gloom has been enst over
the entire communities of Seneca and
Walhalla, where the deceased and
his family were most highly esteem
ed, being very poular in all church
and social circles.
Mr. Stribling was a native of Oco
nee, having been born in the town of
Fair Flay. He had just passed his
55th year, having been horn August
21, tSGO. He was n ?mn nf th* lato
Jesse W. and Sarah E. Stribling, who
were well known all over Oconee
and the upper part of South Carolina.
For many years Mr. Stribling, as a
young man, resided in Walhalla, nt
the lime that his father was Clerk
of Court for Oconee, and for several
years thereafter. At the beginning
of the Cleveland administration
(first) T. E. Stribling wns appointed ,
postmaster for Walhalla, and he ,
tilled the position most acceptably to
the people here. Ever jovial and
courteous, he made friends wherever
he was known, and Ed. Stribling
counted his friends by bis acquaint
ances. Mr. Stribling had held the
position of Magistrate at Seneca for
several years, and also was (derk and
treasuerr of the Seneca town council
for several years. At the time of
Iiis death he was conducting a gro
cery store In Seneca.
On June 27, 1881), he was happi'y
>. ar ried to Miss Mattie Vernor, of
Richland, and she, with four chil
dren, survives him. The children
are Thos. E. Stribling, Mrs. Verna
Monroe (Laurinburg, N. C.); J. W.
and Chas. V. Strihlin . He Is also
survived hy one sister, Mi ' Emma
Stribling. Major Wm. J. Stribling
and Col. Jos. W. Shelor, of Walhalla,
are uncles of the deceased.
Funeral services will be conducted
at the home In Seneca this afternoon
at 4 o'clock, the interment to take
place immediately thereafter in the
family plot at Mountainview ceme
tery* in Seneca.
To the bereaved ones the sympa
thy of hosts of friends goes out in
their hour of deep sorrow. The Cou
rier joins with them in extending
condolence. For many years the
business relations between this
paper and Mr. Stribling and members
of his family had been close and
pleasant, and we feel in a special
manner deep sorrow at his death
and a marked degree of sympathy
j for the ones passing through this
dark hour of affliction.
Mrs. K. W. Marett, Mr. and Mrs. S.
L. Brownlee, spent a day or two at
Russell last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. dalnes' Mrs.
W. J. Stribling and Mrs. T. N. Carter
formed a pleasant motoring party to
High.ands and Toxaway Monday.
Miss Mary Burn Simpson, Frank
H. Shirley and Aldine Dearden joined
a merry party from Anderson and
spent a day or two at Highlands last
L. L. Jarra rd returned Monday
from a three weeks' visit to his
daughter, Mrs. James Hooker, of
Newark, N. J. While away he visited
New York, Philadelphia, Washington,
Lynchburg, Newport News and vari
ous other points. fi
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Caines and two
sons, Karl and Harold, and little
daughter Marion, have returned to
their homo at Rome, Ga., after a visit
of several days to relatives here and
Somehow opportunity and procras
tination do not seem to travel the
St' KM AK1NE F-4 UP AT LAST.
liiiy at Bottom OaiOside Honolulu
Moro than Five Months.
Honolulu, Aug. 21).-The United
States submarino F-4, submerged
outside the harbor here since March
2G last, wa.s refloated late to-night
and towed to the quarantine station
in Honolulu Hay.
Previous Efforts Failed.
The submarino F-4, commanded by
Lieut. Alfred L. Ede, and willi a
crew of 21 men, went to the bottom
of thc harbor of Honolulu Hay on
March 26, 19 ir>, during manoeuvres
of thc "F" squadron. She was locat
ed two days later and Diver John
Agraz, of the navy, descended 21!?
feet, establishing a new world's rec
ord, in tm effort to facilitate tho
work of bringing her to the surface.
Her crew, it was said, might have
been alive at this time, but attempts
at rescue failed, and on March 30
Rear Admiral T. C. Moore, command
ing the Honolulu naval station, re
ported that tho F-4 lay in 270 feet
of water and would have to he raised
Secretary Dalncls announced that
tho b iat would be raised at any cost
to determino the cause of tho acci
dent, and diving apparatus and div
ers were sent out, leaving San Fran
cisco April 6 on the cruiser Maryland.
One of the divers, Frank Crllly, wont
down 228 feet sind found one of tho
compartments of tho F-4 (Hied with
water. Another, Win. Lough man.
descended 220 feet the next day and
was seriously Injured by water pros
sure. These men put lines on the?
F-4, by which tho boat was dragged
slowly up the shelving bottom, but
in the procoss the stern was wrecked
?nd broken, and work wan halted to
await the arrival of pontoons. Six
of these, capable of lifting (10 tons
each, were sent from Mare Isintu*
navy yard early in August on tho
At the time of the accident re
ports gained circulation that tho F-4
was not in good shape when she went
below water. These were officially
Itl(. POWDER MILL BLOWN UP.
Relieved Deed Committed by Parti
sans to DcUiy Shipments.
Acton, Mass., Aug. 29.-With a
shock that was felt foi 10 miles, tho
glazing mill of the American Powder
Co. blew up carly to-day. So far as
known nobody was killed. The ac
tual money loss was not heavy, hut
it was stated that work on big Euro
pean orders probably would he held
up for several weeks. Property own
ers in th' surrounding towns were
heavy lo? rs because ot' shattered
The mill had been closed since?
Saturday and the police of this town
and Maynard expressed tho belief
that the explosion had been caused
with intent to cripple the plant. A
company official pointed out that tho
glazing mill was tho only part of tho
plant whose loss would stop the out
Armed guards have been stationed
about the works for several weeks,
hut the mills are widely separated in
an isolated part of the town, and the
dense woods and shrubbery In tho
vicinity offer easy concealment for
any one wishing to avoid discovery.
Cotton Shows Deterioration.
New York, Aug. 29.-The condi
tion of cotton has deteriorated con
siderably since the last special report
of the Journal of Commerce. Condi
tion on the average dato of these re
ports, August 24, ls 70.7 per cent,
against 77.3 per cent a month ago, or
a loss of 6.6 points. This is largely
dne to continued drought, followed
by excessive raina, causing much
shedding. A year ago the condition
was 77.6; in 1913 it was 71.4, and
in 1912 it was 75.4 per cent. The
ten-year average ia 73.4 per cent.
States of greatest deterioration
were: Georgia, losing 7.7 points:
Alabama. 9.5 points; Mississippi, 8.t
points; Louisiana, 9.5 points; Texas,
7.4 points, and Arkansas and Ten
nessee, 6.3 and 6 points, respectively.
Oklahoma gained 0.4 points. Tho
hurricane was largely accountable for
tho loss in Toxos.
Tho condition in South Carolina fa
given AS 72, against 75.5 a month
ago, showing deterioration of 3.5 por
cent. ' I