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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER. _WALHALLA. SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, I01R New Serle? No. Ol5.-Voluino LXVL_No. 44.
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The Best Dressed Women In America
Women who consider economy in buying "'.now
that Queen Quality shoes are the cheapest in
the long run.
Shoes that fit best wear best. Queen Quality shoes fit and give
comfort from the first day's wearing. They give more satis
factory service because of their titting qualities.
0. W. & J. E. Bauknight,
It Pays to Buy for Cash.
He Has Worked Hard
All His Life
to leave nothing for lils wife mid children,"
is nu expression we often bear. Will this lie
soid of yon? lt takes some (looking, ns well
ns working, to got ahead in tills world. All
men who I bink know ono thing is absolutely
necessary to get abend, and Hint ope thing is
"saving ability." If you can't save anything
you ure on the sure road to a gloomy old age.
?tetter stop working long enough tk> figure
?on what ls the matter with yon. if you can't
save turn your earnings over tio the wife for
a few months and seo if she is any better
lliiaucicr than you are. Sometimes the wife
handling the money makes all tho difference
in the world.
Westminster, S. C.
MOTH lilt or ORR'S RKG1M10XT.
Mrs. Elizabeth Lcdbotter, of Town
ville, Has Serious Fall.
(Anderson Mail, Nov. 1.)
Mrs. Bitza both E. Ledbetter, of
Townvllle, mother of D. A. Ledbetter,
of this city, fell and broke her hip at
her home III Townvllle early Sunday
morning. Because ol' her advanced
age, being in her S Uh year, her con
dition is considered very serious, and
it is feared that she may not recover
from the accident.
Mrs. Ledbetter had been in her
usual good health up amil the time
Of her fall. She had been cheerful
and active for a lady of her age, and
was enjoying life. Early Sunday
morning, ahotit .'? o'clock, she decided
to go across her bed-room for a quilt.
She got the quilt and had neal ly
reached the bed whim she fell.
A telephone message came to Mr.
Ledbetter while he was at service
Sunday morning. The message asked
that he hurry to Townvllle. Mr. Led
better carried Dr, J. Louis dray with
him and Dr. (?ray and Dr. lt. G.
Witherspoon, who has been Mrs. Led
belter's physician for many years, did
everything within (heir power to
make the patient comfortable. Dr.
dray weal to Townvllle again (his
morning to consult with Dr. Wither
spoon as to whether or not it would
be wise to take Mrs. Ledbetter to
some hospital for treatment.
Mrs. Ledbetter is affectionately
known hy Confederate veterans of
this section as the "Mother of Orr's
Regiment." IU r husband. I). A.
Ledbetter, was lieutenant colonel of
this regiment, and was killed on the
battlefield. Mrs. Ledbetter was in
Anderson during the state reunion of
veterans, and was introduced to the
reunion as the "Mother of Orr's Regi
ment." The veterans will learn with
deep regret ol' her misfortune, as will
a host of friends throughout' the
county. They will wish for her a
speedy recovery of her good health,
and that ber life may be spared for
many years to come.
The news of Mrs. Ledbetter's mis
fortune roached Walhalla Monday
and was learned with deep regret.
There were a number ol' Confederate
veterans tn town, and the news came
to them as a source of personal sor
row. Mrs. Ledbetter is most highly
esteemed hy Orr's men in Coonee, and
we know thal we voice the sentiment
of each when wo express for them
and for ourselves the hope that this
good lady may he restored to her
usual health and may enjov yid many
years of happiness and comfort
Avoid chilly rooms in the morn
ing hy using Cole's Hot Blast Heat
ers. I'liey prevent enids and sickness.
For sale by Ballenger Hardware and
Furniture Co., Seneca. Adv.
I WILL BE AT SENECA
next Saturday, Nov. 6th, to
Insure your Horse ; and Mules.
If interested, bc sore to sec me.
J. D. ISBELL, Agent.
Furniers' Mutual Livestock Insurance
Association of Oeonee ?ounty,
LESTER SANDERS HACK IN .IAIii.
Arrested l>y l*oIlce in Norwich, Conn.,
Returns With Sherill Davis.
Lester Sanders, w.io has been very
much wanted in Oconee Bl nee his es
cape front the Ocoi v-e jail some weeks
ago, has at last boen returned to the
jail here and will be on band for trial
winni his ease is called.
Sanders escaped front the Oconee
jail one night, having, it is certain,
bad assistance from the outside. The
outer bars were sawed, permitting
the entrance possibly of his accom
plice and cetralnly the exit of the
prisoner after be bad sawed through
the steel bars of bis "cage" on the
inside of the jail. Ho says that ho
went direct from Walhalla to Seneca,
caught a Southern train for Atlanta,
beating bis way. .Inst outside of At
lanta, presumably at Howell station,
be got off the train, meeting a num
ber of hoboes, who recognized him
by description that bad been tele
graphed to Atlanta, and telling San
ders that "you are a fool if you go
into Atlanta, for every policeman bas
your description and is looking for
you." Taking advantage of this in
formation, Sanders back-tracked to
Toccoa, Seneca, Greenville, and then
hit it up through Virginia, Maryland
and other States, landing finally at
I Norwich, Conn., whore he was at last
recognized and detained by the po
lice. He bad been at Norwich about
six weeks and bad been working' on
a truck farm. While there be tried
to pass by the name of Rufus llltt.
Last Saturday morning Sheriff Da
vis was notilied of the fact that San
ders was held, and Saturday night be
left Walhalla for bis man. Sheriff
Davis landed in Walhalla this (Wed
nesday) morning about 1 o'clock
with Sanders securely handcuffed,
and, taking no chances with his wily
prisoner, attached to him (thc She
riff) by a chain. Sanders is being
denied visitors to-day.
The authorities at Norwich ad
vised Sheriff Davis not to pass
through New York with his prisoner,
ns there would be an election on in
the City yesterday, the streets would
be full of crooks and be would stand
a good chance of losing his man In
the metropolis. He therefore came by
a more circuitous route, avoiding
Now York city on the return, and
losing so me hours thereby in getting
The Sheriff was glad indeed to get
Sanders again, and. strange as it may
seem, says that Sanders seemed de
lighted to Bee him. Sanders was
among some other prisoners hoing
hold :it Norwich police headquarters,
and when Mr. Davis entered Sanders
called out, "Hello, there's Sheriff
Dav is now." He did not see the She
riff when be said this, but recognized
Sanders will face tho charge of
housebreaking and larceny. He will
also oe called upon to answer to
breaking jail. Sam Wndkins, who
escaped with him from jail, has not
been retaken. He was charged with
non-support of his family, and since
bis escape his wife has withdrawn the
warrant agai.tst him.
WESTMINSTER'S MAXY VISITORS.
.Mi*. J. Carter's Dentil Deeply De
plored-Other Local News.
Westminster, Nov. 2. -Special:
Mrs. W. S. McCurdy and little daugh
ter, Virginia, of Atlanta, spent a pari
of last week bore with Mrs. McCur
dy's mother. Mrs. H. L. Haley.
Mrs. A. M. Norris and little son. of
Greenville, were visiting Mrs. E. A.
Norris last week.
Miss Ophelia Heiter left for her
home al Mobile. Ala., last Wednes
day, after spending sonni time with
Kev. and Mrs. J. E. Wallace.
Miss Jodie Haley, of Camden, spent
the latter part of last week with hel
mut lier, Mrs. It. L. Haley.
Mrs. J. M. Hull is visiting relatives
in Atlanta this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Cobb are
now occupying rooms at the homo of
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Harris.
Unique Invitations wore issued last
week to a "Hallowe'en party" at the
home of Carmen Cross, Friday even
ing, given by the girls of the Pillia
thea class ol' Westminster Baptist
church. The decorations were au
tumn leaves, corn, pumpkins and ap
ples. The guests, dressed as "ghosts
and goblins," wore met at the door
by three witches, all in black, with
their proverbial broomsticks, and
were ushered into the living room.
Not a word wai spoken for some time,
each trying to find out tho identity of
the others. Old-fashioned games of
. bobbing for apples," "blowing ont
the candle" and many others were
played during the evening. One fea
ture of the evening thal attracted
much attention was thc witch for
te.. -, .Mer. All eagerly crowded
around her to find .vhat the future
held in store for then), and the won
der grew, as this witch unfolded to
them many things that were thought
to be unknown. "Witches' brow"
(punch) was served in tho dining
room all during tho evening. All
j went away thanking the class and
.their teacher. Mrs. S. F. Reeder, for
j a very merry evening.
Miss Beth Stribling, of Seneca.
' was the guest of Miss (?race Stribling
j last week.
Miss Kale McClanaban visited rela
I tives at Seneca the latter part of last
I The Oconee County I iiterilcnoinina
CAROLINA/S COTTON Cli<
Figures for this Stkite by C-unities,
Coni|Mire<l with Lust Year.
.Washington, I), c.. Nov. l.-Spe
cial: Sam L. Rogers, director of the
census. Dopa rt mei t of Commerce, an
nounces the pre""Hilliary report of
cotton ginned by counties in South
Carolina, for the crops of 19115 and
1914. The report was made public
for the State at 10 a. m.. on Monday,
October 2."?, showing ginnings prior
to October 18th, both years. (Quan
tities are in running bales, counting
round as half bales. Linters are not
County- 1915. 1914.
Abbeville. 12,834 14,850
Aiken . 22.0 1H 26,880
Anderson. 22,533 25,888
Hamborg. 11.17 1 15,79 1
Barnwell. 24,260 36,591
Beaufort. 1,401 3,638
Berkeley. I,?$60 7,654
Calhoun ....... 1 0.(53 1 1 0,1 20
Charleston .... 2,244 ?,2?1
Cherokee. LSI I 6,010
Chester. 16.407 16,293
Chesterfield .... 16,051 15,738
Clarendon .... 1 4,944 2S.0S2
Colleton. 7,735 12,470
Darlington .. .. 18,354 19,030
Dillon ... ... 17,051 19,153
Dorchester .... 7,038 10,083
Rd gofio ld. 15,569 1(5.2 86
Fairfield. 12,653 10,058
Florence. 1(5.738 20,5 sr.
Georgetown .. . 1,215 2,090
Greenville .... 14,426 i 8,390
Greenwood .... 1 B. 11 5 14,484
Hampton. 8,170 13,779
Morry. 3,284 1.270
.Lisper. 1.7 2 r> 3,923
Kershaw. 1 1,740 1 4,1 Of.
Lancaster . . . . 9.508 8,?lili
Laurens. 10.887 1 7.262
I^e. 18,549 21,348
Lexington .. .. 13,776 ii,3l?
Marion. 7.5 6 3 6,962
Marlboro. 27.404 31,120
Newberry .. .. 18,779 1 r(,0G ?
Oconee. 5,001 0,701
Orangeburg . . . ?19,52:} 45,662
Pickens. 4.801 7,827
Richland. 1 1.108 13,346
Saluda. 13,363 1 1,293
Spartanburg . . . 2 7.274 29,650
Sumter. 17.739 2 s. n 71
Union. 7.1fi(? c..nu.)
Williamsburg . . 13,21 1 1 7,863
York. 14,135 17,146
Totals. 582,091 693,444
Gotham Broker Suic ides.
New York. Oct. 30.-Richard H.
Reid, 19 years of age. a stock bro
ker, and until recently reputed to be
a millionaire, committed suicide this
afternoon at his home at Williams
burg. He told his wife before he
ended his life that he had been
caught short on war stocks. His
losses finally reached an enormous
sum. his entire fortune having been
Reid was found lying dead oil a
table in Hie butler's pantry. Ile had
attached a tube to a jet and turned
on the gas. Then he drew over his
head a heavy pillow case and took
the other end of the tube between
Alabama Town Wiped Out By Fire.
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 30.- The
entire business section of Colombi
ana, a town of 1,000 population, and
county seat of Shelby county, has
been practically wiped out by fire, ac
cording to reports reaching Birming
ham. The town is protected from
fire by volunteer departments only,
and advices at 10 o'clock, when the
lire still was burning, were that there
was little hope ol' saving the town.
tional Sunday School Convention
mel in immanuel church last Thurs
day and Friday. Numbers of dele
gates and visitors from all over the
county were present and report an In
teresting and profitable meeting.
M r.s. Lawrence Sheldon, of Fair
Play, was a visitor here last week.
Mrs. W. H. Glenn, of Liberty, is
visiting her father and mother. Mr.
and Mi's. .lohn I). Sheldon.
A pall ol' sorrow spread over our
town Thursday when the news came
of the sudden death of Mrs. Jennie
Carter at her home at Gainesville,
Ga. Mrs. Carter had many friends
in Westminster, the family having
made their home here for a number
of years. Mrs. Carter was an exem
plary Christian woman and was bless
ed with a long and useful life, hav
ing reached the age of (?7 years. She
is survived by her husband, J. Carter,
and ten children. Tho remains were
brought hore Saturday and the inter
ment was at Eastview cemetery The
funeral services were conducted hy
her pastor. Dr. Hampton, of Gaines
ville. A large concourse of sorrow
ing relativos and friends followed the
body to its last resting place. Many
friends sympathize with tho family in
their deep bereavement.
The friends Of Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Hunter sympathize with them in .he
death ol' their little daughter, Margie,
aged two years, which occurred at
their home last Tuesday. The little
one was laid to rest in the cemetery
of the First Baptist church.
The teac hers entertained al a Hal
lowc'en party at the homo of Mrs.
May Peden last Friday evening
? Mrs. C. L. O'Kelley spent the week
end ;t! Newry visiting her mother,
M rs. K. A. Sanders.
I Misses Annie and Mary Kay enter
j tained a few of their friends with ;
Hallowe'en party Friday evening.
PREPARING Wm BIG FIGHT.
Villa Thinks ll?- Cnn bick Untied
States Troops ?rn Hordel*.
Douglas, Ariz.. Oct. 31.-Villa
troops invading Sonora arrived to
day within striking distance of A gu a
Prieta, opposite here, and the expect
ed attack against the Carranza garri
son apparently is a matter ol' hours.
Advance cavalry of the invaders halt
ed late to-day three and n half miles
east of Agua Prieta.
(Jen. Villa, who arrived at the in
ternational border several miles fur
ther cast a few hours earlier, talked
with Americans across the boundary
and announced that he Intended to
attack the Mexo-an town regardless of
any action Uulted States troops
"If necessary we may have to tight
the United States army assembled
along the border." he said.
?Gen. Villa learned for the fi rsl time
this afternoon that permission bad
boen given Gen. Carranza by tho Uni
ted States government to move troops
through American territory to rein
force the Agua Prieta garrison. Villa
is personally supervising the placing
of his troops for attach on the town.
Four Carranza troop trains jour
neying through the United States ar
rived to-night, bringing tho lighting
strength of the Carranza garrison lo
approximately 00,OOO men.
Villa, according to reliable esti
mates, has 10.00(1 soldiers. Do claims
to have IS,000. lt was expected hero
that Villa would open the engage
ment as quickly as possible, because
of the condition of his men. thou
sands of whom were thirsty to-night
In positions far from water with scant
BU p pl les of food. This was learned
from Villa himself and from three
Mexican ranchmen who arrived here
to-night slr:paed of all they possess
ed. It is believed Villa contemplates
moving his main body into positions
some time during the night, following
one of his favorite plans.
The main body of Villa soldiers
formed a juncture with their advance
troops at thc'Gallardo ranch. 18 miels
southeast ol' Agna Prieta.
HICKMAN KIDDKIt IS DMA I).
Prominent German Citizen 1,1 C. S.
and Catholic Publicist.
New York, Nov. 1.-Herman Kid
der, former treasurer of the Demo
cratic National Committee, and pub
Usher of the New York Staats Zei
tung, died suddenly late to-day at bis
home in t bis city.
The cause ol' Mr. Kidder's death
was kidney trouble in an acute lorin.
Ile bad been ill about ten months,
and for two weeks past bis condition ,
had been critical. Ile was in his
O.".) h year. Members ol' his family
were summoned lo the bedside late
to-day and were with him when he
Among a largo number of promi
nent German-American citizens of I
thc I'nited States, Herman Kidder
was one of the most conspicuous lig
ures in the newspaper publishing
business and politics. 'His associates
in the publishing business bad hon
ored him at one time with the presi
dency of the American Newspaper
Publishers' Association. and for
many years he held high oflices in
thc Associated Press as treasurer and
la director. In politics he was such a
factor that he was talked ol' at the
National Democratic Convention at
Denver in 1?I08 as a possible nominee
for Vice President on the ticket with
Bryan, whom, however. Mr. Kidder
opposed at that time. He also was
discussed later as a likely selection
for ambassador to Germany
list al dished Catholic Paper.
He entered the newspaper business
when be was M years old, by estab
lishing tho Hist Kornau Catholic
newspaper in New York cid}' in Ger
man and soon afterward started the
Catholic News in English, which. In
a short tinio. became recognized as a
leading Catholic paper of the country.
in ISf'O Mr. Kidder became a
stockholder in the Daily Staats Zei
tung, and was elected treasurer and
manager. Under his direction that
paper assumed a leading position in
its field. He became president of the
corporation In 1907, and'al the time
of his death he was publisher of In
fluential morning and afternoon pa
pers In (?orinan.
Mr Kidder made several trips
abroad during which he was receiv
ed by ICmperor William of Germany,
and be brought back the Emperor's
enthusiastic wish thal be might some
day visit the United States.
Actress Sacrifices Id fe,
Cleveland, Ohio. Oct. :: I. Blanche
Walsh, the well-known actress, died
to-nigh! in a hospital winne she was
taken two weeks ago for an Illness
which required an operation. Miss
Walsh's refusal to disappoint an au
dience caused a relapse. Alter she
went under the knife she insisted on
keeping an engagement al Voungs
tov n. Ohio, where she collapsed and
was brought back here. In private
life she was Mrs. Wm. H. Traverse.
Chibl Killed, Woman Hehl.
Asheville, Nr. C., Oct. 30.-Mrs. T.
R, Teasely, a prominent woman of
this city, is held for investigation on
the technical charge of reckless driv
ing, following the death of Lillie
Belle Tolley, sev^n years old. who
was killed under Mrs. Teasel y's nu
lomobile yesterday afternoon just
i alter school.
SESSION OF CRIMINAL COURT.
A Nun?IHM- <?v Caaos Taken Un and
Some i i mi i ly IMsposed Ol'.
Judge Ernest Moore and Solicitor
Kurtz P. Smith were on hand prompt
ly Monday morning to open tho No
vember torin or Oenernl Sessions
Court for Oconee. Stenographer
Clyde Smith was also at his post.
On Monday afternoon the rase of
tl?e State vs. hoy Owens, charged
with assault with intent to ravish,
was taken up, and this ease occupied
the remainder of the day and the
first half of Tuesday in the examina
tion of witnesses. Arguments were
begun at the convening of the after
noon cession yesterday, and the i .se
went to the jury at 5.30 o'clock. Up
to 12.30 o'clock to-day (Wednes
day) a verdict had not been reached,
and the jury is still In their room, ll
is probable that a mistrial will he
o rde red.
The grand jury has so far returned
Hub Crooks, inn nier.
Lee Williams and Irater Sanders
bouse breaking and larceny.
Newton Crenshaw obstructing
publie highway. (Transferred to con
Leonard Graham- assault and
battery with intent to kill.
Will Ludlow larceny of live stock.
Will Ludlow larceny of live stock.
Henry Winston- using animal
without consent of owner.
Sam Karney -disposing of property
For violation of the dispensary law
true hills were also returned against
the following parties: J. T. Lee,
Sloan Perry, Marcus Smith, House
Knight. Arthur Harris, W. H. Hughs,
True bill was al no returned against
House Knight on the charge of vio
lation of the gnllon-a-month law.
Cases l)ls|K>M*<l Of.
Ira Hutt disposing of property
under lien. Nol pressed.
Hub Croaks- murder. Defendant
pleaded not guilty and jury was
drawn for his trial. The defendant
later asked permission to change Ills
pleading to "Guilty with recommen
dation lo mercy," the jury returning
a verdict in accordance With this
pleading. Sentence.: That the de
fendant be confined in the Stale peil
ilenti.ti.v for the period of his natu
ral lite, or a like torin on the public
works of Oconee county at hard la
bor, dooks has already entered
upon his sentence, being carried to
the chain gang Monday afternoon.
The (baree against Crooks was the
killing of a negro woman near
Courtenay Junct'in several months
ago. Ile stabbed her with a large
knife, completely severing the breast
Leonard Graham assault and bat
tery with intent to kill. Continued to
next term of court.
Arthur Harris violating dispen
sary law. Pleaded guilty. Sentence:
That defendant 1?' confined in Hie
county jail of Ooonee for a period of
fhree months, or like period on the
public works a? hard labor, or pay a
fine of $ 1 Of).
Wes. Wiley violating dispensary
law. Pleaded guilty. Sentence:
' Sentence: That defendant he con
fined in the Oconee jail for a period
of three months or like period al
hard labor on Hie public works of
the county, or pay flue of $100.
Sloan Perry violating dispensary
law. Pleaded (milty. Sentence:
That defendant serve three months
in Oconee jail or like period on pub
lic works of the county at hard labor,
or pay fine of $ I DO.
Harrison Terry violating dispen
sary law. Witnesses Henry Henne,
(?iarlie Waldt and Sam Woods, un
der recognizance to appear and tes
tify, were not presen*! when called,
I and bench warrants were ordered is
sued and executed for the arrest ol'
the three witnesses and their appear
ance at court.
.lim Conley Arrested Again.
Atlanta, Nov. I. lames Conley,
Hie negro who served one year on tho
chain }. uv. for complicity with lveo
M. Frai h in tlx- murder of Mary Pha
' gan, was arrested to-day on tue
?barge of disorderly and Immoral
conduct. Eleven other negroes, men
and women, were arrested with him.
charged with indulging in a general
Wholesale Texas Killjng.
Winnsboro, Texas, Oct. :? I. Pin y
Morris, a farmer, shot and killed .1.
S. Sheets, his son-in-law; C. J. Mad
dox, his neighbor, and Maddox's
wife, and fired a bullet into his own
brain near here to-day.
Morris is said to have disapproved
of his daughter's marriage to Sheets,
which, iio Charged. .Maddox and his
Card of Thanks.
Editor Keowee Co.nier: Wo ask
space in your valuable paper to ex
press our heartfelt thanks to our
friends and neighbors for their kind
ness shown us during the sickness
and death of our darling little girl,
Margie, May tho richest of Cod's
blessings be showered on all of them
ls our prayer,
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hunter.
1 Westminster, Oct. 20.