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_"TO THINE OWN 8?LF BE TRUE, A Xl) IT MUST FOLLOW AS THE NIGHT THE DAY: THOU CANST NOT THEN BE FALSE TO ANY MAN."
By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER._WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SE1?T. 10, 1014. New Serie? No. 8?0.-Volume LXV.-No. :?7.
4 TO 5 YEARS OLD.
All Mare Mules with Lots of
Style and Finish.
C. W. & J. E. BAUKNIGHT,
WALHALLA, S. C.
"IT PAYS TO BUY FOR CASH."
Oconee's Crop in 1914 Was
What will it "be in 1915? The difference
in price will probably mean Three Hundred
Thousand Dollars more for our County. This,
with the increased grain crop, will put us . in
good shape. Another year of the same kind of
manageir /nt will mean still greater things.
Deposit your money and think twice before
WESTMINSTER, S. C.
Marcus C* Long, Esq?
Official Court Reporter for
To Teach a Class in Short
hand and Typewriting
at Walhalla, S. C.
For tho reason that a large num
ber of yoting men and young ladies
have requested me to teach them
Shorthand and Typewriting, I have
decided to lake a (dass of 20 to be
gin November 1st, 1915. 'My charges
for the complete course will he $7."?,
I teach t'>e famous Eclectic Sys
tem, which I used successfully as Offi
cial Court (Stenographer for M years.
Any one who will apply himself
can easily complete tho full course
within two months. Three young
men whom 1 taught are now Official
Court Stenographers, earning $2,600
per year, and others are drawing
Now ls the opportunity for any
young mau or young lady in Oconee
county who desires to take a practi
cal business course In Shorthand and
Ty pew ri ting.
M. C. LONG,
WALHALLA, S. C.
Wilsonian to the Core.
Editor Keowee Courier: Please al
low me space to say a few words in
reilly to J. Russell Wright, of John
Dear Mr. Wright: You insinuate
that President Wilson is not "mak
ing good on the job." All right;
that's your way of thinking, but you
have very few of your kind. Few
there are, I Imagine, who believe
Woodrow Wilson is Incompetent to
ho at thc steering wheel of this great
country. Name one of your party
(the Republican?) who could fill the
place moro satisfactorily to the peo
ple than Woodrow Wilson? You
can't do itt. lt is a blessing for the
country that Roosevelt is not Presi
dent at such a trying time. Had he
been, this country would be in mighty
In the next Presidential campaign
we aro more than likely to have two
"colonels" in the race-Col. Bryan
and Col. Roosevelt --hut neither of
these "has-beens" .stands any chance
compared with Woodrow Wilson.
Wilson is going to be re-elected
"as sure as two and two make four,"
and those who are against him
haven't enough Influence to amount
to a hill of beans.
John J. Reeder.
Savannah, fla., Oct. 2.
( ard of Thanks.
Editor Keowee Courier: Please al
low us space tc? thank our many
friends and the citizens of Walhalla
for the valuable assistance rendered
last Wednesday night in saving our
home and other property from being
dost roved by lire. The work done
was a magnificent example of what
can be accomplished by loyal work
ers when an emergency comes. N'o
human effort could have saved the
machine shop which was destroyed,
bul the efforts put forth and the re
sults accomplished in saving the
other buildings aro indeed appreci
ated by us.
We thank one and all most sin
Mrs. H. H. Schroder.
W. John Schroder.
Two Killed in Auto Knee Accident.
Fresno, C; I., Oct. 2 Dane Francis,
Of San Francisco, driving a car In a
l?O-milo automobile race here to-day,
was killed and his mechanician.
Prank Tuttle, who was fatally hurt
when his car went through the fence,
died several hours later.
2,000,007 li A LUS TO SRPT. 25.
Almost Hall' Million Halos Lett* lilian
Samo Unto Lust Vonr.
Washington. Oct. I. The socoml
cotton ginning report ot the season,
com piled from reports of census bu
reau correspondents and agents
throughout the cotton belt and is
sued at lt) a. ni, to-day. announced
that 12,?MHl.uO? bales of cotton, count
ing round as half bales, of the growth
of 1915 had been ginned prior *.o
September 2~>. This compared with
3.3i?3.7r?2 bales, or 2 1.2 per cent of
the entire crop, ginned prior to Sep
tember 2.". last year; 3,246,655 bales,
or 2'.',.2 por cent, in 11(12, and 1?.0II7,
27 1 bales, or 22.:! percent In 1911.
Included in the ginnings were 32,
2(!1! round bales, compared with 3,
394 last year. 26.983 ill 1 !. 1 li and
19,574 in 1912.
Sea Island cotton included num
bered 19,094 bales, compared with
13,21*7 bales to September 2.". last
year, 10,570 in 1913 and 3,051 bales
Ginnings, prior to September 2.">,
by States, with comparisons for the
last throe years, and the percentage
of the entire crop ginned In those
States prior to that date in the 8ame
Year. Bales. Per Ct.
1915 . 3 09,672
1914 . 292,217 22.?
1913 . 325,735 22.0
11(12 . li? 2.2 Kl 1 4 . Ti
?915 . ?0,957
IS, "4 . 99.247 9.9
1913 . 70,080 6.8
191 - . 41,438 5.4
1915 . 19.000
1914 . 25,579 28.2
1913 . 16,367 24.5
19 12 . 9.770 16.6
1915 . 71 ."?.9 2 7
1914 . 768,095 2S.2
1913 . 491,511 20.9
1912 . 2 7 2.:!::.". i ">. o
1915 . ll 1,356
1914 . 9 1,119 20 . 8
1913 . 77,sr.:? I 7 . 8
19 12 . 72.992 19.7
M ississippi :
1915 . 17 9.9 S li
1914 . 163,298 13.4
1913 . 120,593 9.6
'912 . 67,393 5.6
1915 . 82,918
1914 . 84,5.17 8.7
1913 . 49,952 6.0
1912 . 101,683 11.2
1915 . 2.130
19 14 . 104,154 S.4
191 3 . 1 18,979 1 7.7
1 9 1 2 . 77.394 7.7
1915 . 259,070 -
1914 . 303,79 1 19.f)
1913 . 19 3,318 13.fi
19 12 . 174,251 14.2
1915 . 9,143
1914 . 1 fi,03 2 4.3
1912 . 18,359 5.0
1912 . 990 0.4
HUT. . 1,143,486
1914 . 1,334,342 30.4
19 13 . 1,727,039 45.8
19 12 .2.002.975 43. 1
All Other . tates:
1915 . 3,362 -
1914 . 8,258 G. 0
1913 . fi,2r, 1 5.2
1912 . 2,740 2.0
The next ginning report of the cen
sus bureau will be issued at 10 a. m.
October 2~>. and will show the quan
tity of cotton ginned prior to October
(Trop ('onditiou Very Low.
Washington, Oct. i. A heavy de
cline in the condition of the growing
cotton crop, almost double the aver
age decline of Hie last ten years, dur
ing September, has decreased the
production prospects forecast earlier
in thi> season by almost a million
baU-s. The Department of Agricul
ture to-day estimated the crop at 10,
950,000 equivalent ?OO-pound halos,
which would be the smnllest crop
In announcing the condition report
and production estimate, the crop re
porting board made this statement:
"The cotton crop condition de
clined 8.4 points during the month
August 25 to September 2?>, which
LEON IUD FROST ll 11.H ?HAD.
Young Ainu Met Death in California
by Electric Accident.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H.
Hill, of Horse Cove. N. C.. will regret
to learn ol' tlie sad death ot' their son,
Leonard C. Hill, which occurred in
Los Angeles. Cal., on September 20.
Mr. Hill, at the time of his death,
was electrician for the Pacific Light
and Power Corporation, and was in
stantly, killed, while at his work. In
coming in contact with a live wire
charged with i ."..ooo volts.
Though having lived away from
his native hills a number of years, he
is lovingly remembered here by
.scores of friends who knew him in
his childhood and young manhood
days. Known as "Len" hy his school
mates and friends, he was noted for
his cheerful disposition and generous
.'Better than grandeur,
Better than gold.
Than rank or title
A hundred fold.
ls a heart large enough to enfold
All men as brothers,
No men as foes."
Mr. Hill was a grandson ol' the
late S. W. Hill, of Horse Cove, one
of the pioneers of Western North
Carolina, and a grandson of the late
Hr. Charles L. Frost, formerly of
New York. He leaves to mourn his
loss, beside his father and mother,
two sisters. Mrs. .T. J. Norris, of
Hreenville. S. C., and Mrs. Willet
Sloan, of Anderson; three brothers,
.lohn Hoyt Hill, of Los Angeles, Cal.,
and S. W. and F. II. Hill. .Ir., of
Horse Cove, N. C.
.). Hoyt Hill accompanied his bro
ther's body home from California.
The body was laid to rest in the Hill
cemetery at Horse Cove on Friday
last, October 1st. Surrounded by
many loved ones he sleeps in the bur
ial place ol' his fathers within sight
of the home of his birth.
The funeral services were con
ducted by Kev. Dr. Thompson. H. D.
Westminster Loeal .Notes.
Westminster, Oct. .">. -Sptcial:
Svipt. Hand, ol' Coln .no', visited the
Westminster High Sr tool last week.
Mrs. .lana's Booker a.id little son,
of Jersey City, N. J., are visiting rel
Mis. J. E. Mauldin, of Atlanta, is
the guest of her falber and mother.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. M. Hull. Ibis week.
Born, unto 'Mr. and Mrs. W. IL
Hunt, October 3-d, a daughter.
At a recent meeting of the Town
Council I), ft. Jones was elected night
policeman. "N'ese" had been in the
employ of the Southern Railway for
two years past.
Miss Mattie McClanahan left last
Saturday for Jacksonville, Kia.,
where she will spend the winter.
Mrs. A. W. Leathers and children,
of Atlanta, are visiting here this
Mrs. Hoyt Cartledge returned to
her home in Atlanta Saturday, after
a week's visit to her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. .1. M. Hull.
Miss .lennie Lu Ervin, of Elberton,
Ca., is visiting at the home of her
grandmother, Mrs. Jane Vernor, near
W. 11. Cobb, of Belton, visited his
sisters, Mesdames Mitchell and Ma
son. Saturday and Sunday.
Fu mian Poore and Eugene El rod,
of Anderson, visited here Sunday.
compared with an average decline in
the same period in the past ten years
of t "> points. The estimated condi
tion of ?50.8 per cent of normal on
September 25 forecasts a yield per
acre of about 108 pounds and a total
production (allowing a reduction of
1 per cent from planted urea for
abandonment) of about 10,1150,000
bales. Last year's production was
16,135,000 hales, and the lit Hi crop
14,1 .y.."00. A crop less than I 1 ,
Olin.(mu hales would be smaller than
any crop since 190!).
"The unusual deterioration has
been due principally to the extremes
of weat her condit ions ; periods of ex
cessive rainfall, cold weather and
drought having characterized the sea
son in most of the cotton ladt. Lack
ol' fertilizer, and poor quality of that
used has been an unfavorable factor
in the eastern .portion of the belt.
There is little promise of a top crop
except in the northern portions of the
belt, duo to the climatic conditions
and the unusual activity of the boll
weevil, and where a top crop ls set
ting in the northern portions of the
belt, the latest report of the crop
there makes realization dependent
upon future favorable weather and
COURT TO MIOIOT (MTOHKK 20.
Common Pleas lins Two \Ve?k8 at Its
Disposal-May Not) Use lt.
i Thc Court of Common Pleas for
Oconee will convene In Walhalla on
! Monday morning, October 20th, and
i will romain in session for (wo weeks
if so much timo is necessary to carry
ion the business ready for hearing at
the October-November term. lt is
probable, however, that the second
week allowed will not be necessary
Ito complete the work of the session.
: In that case the jurors drawn for the
second week will not he called, Ju
rors for both weeks have been drawn
I nevertheless, and the names are given
Judge Ernest Moore will preside
' over the session of Common Pleas
' Court and the Ceneral Sessions tenn
to follow, the latter term to begin on
the first Monday in November.
Below wo give the jurors drawn
for the two weeks of Common Pleas
First W eek Jurors.
10. Pearson, Wagener.
W. L. Long. Tugaloo.
M. L. Phillips, Chattooga.
W. K. Pitts, Tugaloo.
T. W. Brock, Seneca.
Frank Black, Tugaloo.
11. I). Bronzealo. Westminster.
W. H. Duke, Tugaloo.
F. W. Moore, Pulaski.
J. A. Callaham, Center.
C. D. Blackwell, Tugaloo.
.1. H. Harkins, Koowee.
Clint White. Tugaloo.
W. P. Davidson, Wagener.
C. B. Gillespie, Koowee.
H. N. Smith, Wagener.
.1. M. Hopkins, Whitewater.
P. T. Hiter, Walhalla.
.). L. Lee, Wagener.
W. N. Holbrooks, Pulaski.
C. A. Mooro. Center. ,
Sam W. Smith, Keowee.
W. S. Ly les, Tugaloo.
lt. L. Hall. Tugaloo.
10. N. Foster, Seneca.
J. J. Wyatt. Wagener.
Julien Grant, Center.
Oscar Land, Tugaloo.
H. H. Richardson, Center.
11. S. Childers, Keowee.
lt. F. Orr. Keowee.
J 1). Jameson, Wagoner.
W. J. McLoskey. Center.
J A. O'Kelley, Newry.
W. IC Lynch, Wagoner.
W. I. Hutchison, West Union.
Second Week Jurors.
Terrel) Uamby, Chattooga
W. ll. Mongold, Chattooga.
otto Fricks, Wagener.
W. II. Illach well. Tugaloo.
Will Hearson, Wagoner.
J. S. Cox, Seneca.
I. H. Harrison, Walhalla.
C. M. Hunnicutt, Keowee,
M. L. Uamby, Chattooga.
F. C. Land, Walhalla.
J. K. Dillard, Westminster.
Ft. L. O'Kelley, Tugaloo.
(?. M. White. Keowee.
Ceo. C. King, Wagoner.
.1. A. White, Keowee.
.). M. Marron, Seneca (Town).
L. C. Wilson, Keowee.
W. IO. Alexander, Whitewater.
W. .1. Smith, Tugaloo.
W. L. longland, Westminster.
C. I?. Anderson, Newry.
ii. I). Hellams, Walhalla.
.1. Hobt. Spencer. Tugaloo
lt. L. Patterson. Center.
.1. L. .Moser, Wagoner.
J. It, Wright. Seneca.
W. H. Pell, Chattooga.
.I. L. Duckworth, Wagoner.
Geo, Matheson, Pulaski.
Charlie Davis, Wagener.
H. Arthur Kelley, Walhalla.
J. H. Powell, Tugaloo.
W. s. Floyd, Walhalla.
W. .1. Orr, Wagoner.
J. H. Jameson, Wagoner.
K. H. Fretwell, Wagener.
BAILNWIOLL'S LIQUOR BURNS.
Dispensary and Opera House Destroy?
ed $?10,000 Itla/e.
Barnwell, Oct. 2.- A tire with the
loss totalling around $:10,000 hit
Barnwell about 1 ! o'clock to-night
and made the most, spectacular blaze
in the history of the town.
Ono building was destroyed. It
contained the opera house, the coun
ty dispensary and the dispensary bot
tling' plant. Tho wholo thing ls a
total loss. Tho value of tho liquors
destroyed, at conan mers* prices, waa
stated to he about $23,000, with In
surance of $8,000. The building was
(K'ONKH COTTON MAI?KKT.
Wednesday, Del. 0, I ttl 5.
WnllijillJt-(By C. W. Pitchford):
Coll?n, per pound .1 2 Vii
Seed ( per ton ) .$30.00
Westminster-(By J. <;. Brenede) :
Coll?n, per pound .1 li Ts
Seed ( per ton ) .$30.00
West Cn ton
(By Strother & Phlmiey):
Col con. per pound .12%
Seed ( per ton ) .$30.oo
Heneen-(By Bnrron-Bywt Co.):
Cotton, per pound .12V6
Seed ( per ton ) .$3 'J.0 0
Newry-(By Courtenay Mfg. Co.):
Col ton, per pound .12 %
Seed ? per ton ) .$30.00
Tuesday's Anderson Market.
Col lon, per pound .1 2 li
NEW YORK COTTON MARKET.
New York, Oct. 5. An additional
advance of approximately $2 a balo
reflected a further Bealing down ot
crop estimates In the cotton market
this morning, but attracted heavy re
alizing as well as some sidling for a
reaction under which about half tho
gains were lost, with the close steady,
16 to 23 points net higher, January
( losing at I 2.98.
IB-Cent Colton Predicitod.
New Orleans, Oct. a. Cotton roso
42 points this morning, or over $2 a
hale. January went to 13.08. Mulls
renewed IB-cent cotton predictions.
TURKEY ACt'lcri'S EMIGRATION
As Partial Solution of Armenian Per
secutions at. their Hands.
Washington, Oct. 2. Turkey has
consented to the emigration of all Ar
menians who actually will become
naturalized Americans on their arri
val here. Ambassador Morganthau,
at Constantinople, has arranged with
the Turkish government for the freo
departure of all Armenians for
whose intention to become American
citizens he can vouch. An appeal will
be made publie by a board of com
missioners of foreign missions for Ibo
money to make possible tho transpor
tation and change of allegiance of
such Armenians. lt is understood
I hat Turkey will not allow the Arme
nians to take residence in Europe. A
large number of former Turkish citi
zens are now under arms to strip
from the country Armenian Turkey,
near Van, now held by the Russians.
The Turks fear others will alan en
list with Turkey's enemy.
The only restrictions tho United
States makes on Armenians coming
here Ls that they meet all require
ments made of other foreigners.
Unable nt> Reoover Body.
Spartanburg, Oct. 2.-All hopo en
tertained by members of his family
to recover the body of William Mon
tague Nicholls, second lieutenant in
the British .Royal Field Artillery,
who fell in battle, in France early this
week, ended to night when Judge
Ceo. W. Nicholl?, father of the young
man, received a message from the
British war offlee, in response to his
Inquiry, saying: "Regret that the re
moval of the body is impossible."
Upon the receipt of the message an
nouncing Lieut. Nicholls's death both
the British war office and the Stale
Department were appealed to by
members of his family here in an ef
fort to have the remains recovered
and brought to Spartanburg for
Charlton to (Jo Erec ? |
Como, Italy. Oct. 2.-Jurists hero
believe that Porter Charlton, whoso
trial on the charge of murdering his
wife begins herc October 5th, will bo
sentenced to a term of imprisonment
shorter than he has already under
gone, and he will be freed Immedi
ately after sentence Is pronounced.
valued at $6,000 and was insured for
The fire started in the bottling
piont, supposedly from defect!.o
electric wiring. This town has water
works, bu? to-night the pressure was
so slight that there was absolutely no
protection. This fire simply burned
Close to the huming building was
the Baptist church, and at times lt
scorned likely that sparks would ig
nite it, hut fortunately only the ono
building was a prey to tho flames.
Smoko poured from tho burning
stn duro fully 20 minutes before a
blase was seon.