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"TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE, AM) IT MUST FOLLOW AS THE KK.'?T THE DAY: THOU CANST NOT THEN BE FALSE TO ANY MAN."
By STECK, 81IELOR ?ft SCHRODER. ,_ WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21), 1UI5. _Now Serie? No. IHM.-Volume LA VI.-NI. B2,
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A Thought f<
"What sort of a man is Henry
bank; bc sighed, as with regrets,
and swatted seven flies and said,
finally the cashier spoke, no expia
more to say; no use arguing about
Hank out, tim man who doesn't
as through this busy life he i
sweats; a thousand faults wc
for Hie man who doesn't pay his
I'd hand them counsel tons on tons
louden of my spiel would be. "My
prompt your bills to pay. You
and seem too good for this cheap <
the world will st tike your balance
chronic beats, which reputation
I'd say, "and always be as prompt
and you will flourish then, and
while alive, and praise you when
Mit. KOKO NOW ItETURNING.
i J rent Pence Advocate Hick anti Cnn.
hie lo Continue Trip.
Stockholm, Sweden, Hoc. 24.-A
wireless from Henry Ford, flashed
from tho steamship Bergensfjord,
was received by members of tin; Pord
peace party here to-day. lt gave the
first personal announcement of Mr.
Ford's departure and of bis future
The message said Mr. Po rd's sud
den return to the United States bad
been forced by illness, lt gave as
surances lie would rejoin the party
at The 1 langue if he is chosen one of
tlie delegates and if bis health be
comes sufficiently improved.
At the public meeting here tho
members of the peace part., announc
ed that all pr?parations for continu
ing the pilgrimage to The Hague had
been completed. Delegates from Nor
way will join the party at Copenha
A permanent arbitration board will
be selected from the delegates from
the neutral countries before the
American delegates return to their
The mayor said the workers believ
ed that much good would come of the
Most of the Stockholm pnpors con
tain long accounts of the Poid peace
mission, 8|K>aking of it in the most
friendly manner. Many papers ex
press regret that Mr. Ford has been
.nable to continue as leader of the
A cable has been sent to Wm. J,
Hryan asking him to come to Europe
and join the party if possible.
Six of the ten Norwegian delegates
nd are finding lots of
n the Bargain Counter
i. It will pay you to
LA, S. C.
3r the Week.
Hank?" I asked the cashier at the
and sadly shook his weary head,
ile doesn't pay Ma debts." Thus
nation did lie make-there was no
-for that pronouncement lets
pay. A man's forgiven many things
swings, and swears and swats and
lightly Bean, hut there's no pardon
ilchts. If I had seven silly sons,
, to help them on their way; the
batty boys, on land or sea, be
may have slacks of terling worth,
earth, but if you dodge your bills,
sheets, and set you down as
kills. Go forth, my beamish boys,"
to pay, as you are prompt to buy;
thrive, and men will boost you
von die."-Walt Mason.
(ter, S. C.
to the peace conclave have been
A number of prominent citi/.ens
called upon the pacifists to-day, as
suring them that Norway is strongly
in favor ol' pea? e.
(?aston Plantiff, a business asso
ciate of Mr. Ford, who is with the
delegates, is reported to have a plan
for the reorganization of the expedi
tion upon a "business basis."
So Definite Program.
Stockholm, via London, Dec, -<>.
The members of the Ford peace expe
dition have held various meetings in
an endeavor to arouse a peace senti
ment in Sweden. These meetings
were not accorded an official charac
ter. The Swedish Peace and Arbi
tration League decided that it was
unable officially to recognize tho ex
pedition because the expedition came
without official recognition in Amer
Those who have been in charge of
the expedition since Mr. Ford's de
parture for the United States say
that they ??ill are without a definite
program of procedure. The mem
bers of the peace mission will leave
Stockholm Wednesday night and ar
rive at Copenhagen Thursday. In
formation has been received that it
will be impossible to go to The Ha
gue through Germany, Hence, this
will necessitate the chartering of a
steamer from Denmark and proceed
ing to The Haugue by sea. The
pencil sessions will end about Janu
ary 7. when most of the members of
the party will return to the United
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mer and Housewife, one year $1.60.
SUBMARINES MORE ACTIVE.
Several Ships of I ti li?rent Nations
Sont to tile Bottom.
Paris, Dec. 2 7.-Tho French
steamer Ville de La Ciotat, with pas- ;
Bengera on hoard, was torpedoed
without warning and su nh in ino
Mediterranean on December 24, the
ministry ol' marine announced to-day.
Most ot the passengers and members
of the crew have been rescued.
No W ai Hin:', (?iven.
The statement follows:
?.Tho steamer Ville de La Ciotat
was torpedoed and sunk on tito 2 1th
in the Mediterr?nea,: by an enemy
submarine, without warning. A ma
jority of the passengers and crew
were nicked up by an English steam
er. Details have not been received."
The Ville de La Ciotat was return
ing from the Par Fast and was due to
arrive at Marseilles to-day. The sur
vivors were taken to Malta, arriving
there yesterday morning.
The Ville de La Ciotat was one of
the largest of the steamships sunk
recently in the Mediterranean. lier
gross tonnage was (5,?178. She was
.187 feet long and 50 feet. beam.
Eighty Lives lx>st.
London. Dec. 27.-Eighty of the
passengers of the Ville de La Ciotat
lost their lives. The remainder of the
persons on board were saved.
The American consul reported fur
ther that the rescued were picked up
by a Moss liner after they had been in
small boats two hours. The torpedoed
shii). the consul reported, was on her
\?ay from Japan, China and Hawaii
to Marseilles. The lost Included one
woman, a first-class passenger, a
stewardess and two children.
No Americans on Ship.
Washington, Dec. 27.--Seventy
nine persons 'vere drowned in the de
struction of the French liner Ville de
La Cioiat, the American consul at
.Malta reported to-day to the State
Department. No Americans were
aboard. The ship, he reports, was
torpedoed without warning at 10.tr>
o'clock on December 21 and sunk in
Britisher Sent to Bottom.
London, Dec. 27.--The l.?UO-ton
British steamship Yeddo, from Cal
cutta. November 24, for Doston and
New York, has been sunk. Her crew
Doston, Dec. 27.-The cargo of
the steamer Yeddo. bound for this
port and New York, from Calcutta,
was valued by A. C. Lombard & Co.,
the local consignees, at mure dian
$2.000,000, although its exact na
ture was not known, as the bills of
lading have not yet arrived. When
last here, six mont Iis ago, the Yeddo
was commanded by Capt. Brennan
and carried 1". officers and a crew of
More Victims of Submarines,
landon, Dec. 27. Sinking of the
Belgian steamer Ministre Beernaert
is announced. The crew left the
steamer in boats, two of which are
missing.' The steamer was a vessel
of 4,215 tons gross, last reported as
having arrived at London on Novem
ber 23 from La Plata.
The British steamet Cottingham,
. 1 :t tons, has been sunk. The crew
The British steamship Hadley, 1 ,
77 7 tons gross, has been Blink.
The British steamer Em bl a, 1.172
tons, bas been beached at the mouth
of the Thames, afire forwards.
The crews of bot li vessels were
Christmas nt Salem.
Salem, Dec. 27.-Special: Christ
mas Is over, and wo have had the
nicest order we have had in twenty
years nobody drinking and every
body in a good humor.
Our rural policeman is right on his
joh and has been worth more to ue
already than his services cost for n
year. The boys have learned that
he will get them if they go wrong.
We are certainly proud of him.
Two Perish In Fire.
Aiken. Dec. 26.-In a fire which
destroyed a boarding house at Clear
water, Aiken county, lnr.t night.
Charlie Smith was burned to death
and another man who had been with
Sm it li al] Christmas day and whose
name is unknown ls missing. The
boarding house was operated by Mrs.
CHKlKTM.AS IX WAK CAPITALS.
Ilriflp Prelate Prays for Germany's
leedom from Prusainnisin.
ndon, Doc. 2 5.-The people- of
on spout Christmas in a depress
tmosphere of fog and rain. Tho
was lilied with soldiers, many
ands of mud-stained veterans
the trenches having received a
e last of these men on furlough
d at the London terminal as
latents midday, having been delayed
rough passage across the chan
C which loft many of them still
md miserable when they reneh
Te great charitable institutions
grated the day with tremendous
ty. There was ample provision
|ne?ome soldiers, for the wound
>r prisoners and interned aliens
ir the wives and families of the
it the front. The hospitals were
tt willi bowers and btfts, while
Jr? literally overran the already
led wards, each patient being
ld two or three visitors at a
Carol singers and entertainers
"'ons types provided amusement
pe hospitals and internment
:ial services were held in virtu
ally ?ll the churches, and attended by
congregations. War was the
invariable subject of the ser
hhdoacon Wilberforce, preaching
John's, explained his praying
ie German people by stating:
'e are not praying that they
be vanquished or punished for
ther'crimes, but rather that the Ger
ma neop'e may be emancipated from
tl\e curse of Prussianism and may
off the fetters of cruel military
Dean Inge at St. Paul's cathedral,
called the nation to a great campaign
"We must face the certainty that
we shall come out of this war a very
poor nation," lie said. "But the ne
cessity for mutual helpfulness, the
obligation felt hy every citizen to do
something useful and the common
desire to make good what has been
lost will make the nation a more
wholesome training school for the
Canon Carnegie, at St. Margue
rite's, attacked the weakness in lead
ership revealed by the war, saying:
' Tho most painful lesson of the
war has been Croat Britain's lack of
strong and intelligent leadership.
The selection of me.i to lead the na
*ion should be more in the hands of
the people. The popular verdict on
particular measures is rarely right,
but it is of the greatest value when
the choice of leaders in concerned."
Christmas in Merlin.
Berlin, Dee. 25.-Germany is cele
brating the second war Christmas un
der the worst conceivable climatic
conditions. Snow had been steadily
falling throughout the Empire for a
week, giving promise of a white
Christmas, but a 24 hours' steady
rain has converted the Yuletide snow
mantle to deep mud and slush.
In spirit, however, the nation is
making of it a cheerful Christmas.
Encouraged by the long record of
Herman victories and the satisfactory
conclusion of the Serbian campaign,
and having made up their minds
lhere is no immediate prospect of
pence, the people generally seemed
determined to Ignore the probability
of an indefinite continuation of Co
war and minor discomforts, such as
bread cards and other food regula
tions, and are celebrating the great
German festival In the traditional
A large proportion of the nation's
manhood, of course, observed the day
in the trenches and bomb-proofs. Last
year almost every dugout and shelter
had it? dwarfed but gaily decorated
Christmas tree, and then the men re
ceived Christmas gifts and other
cheer from home. A similar condi
tion prevailed to-day.
Thc army officers this year have
been most liberal in granting Christ
mas furloughs, and thousands of vet
erans will spend Christmas with their
families. For a week past the streets
of norlin and of other cities have
been crowded with returning sold
iers, dressed in their war-worn uni
All the merchants report that they
have had a good Christmas trade
The dealers in jewelry and other lux
MOKK CONSPIRACY INDICTMENTS
Paul Koenig mu? Two Others Releas
ed on Heavy Bonds.
New York, Doc. 23.-Indictments
wore returned to-day charging Paul
Koenig, chief detective ol thc Ham
burg-American Kine, and Richard E.
Keyendeeker, an antique dealer, with
conspiring to dynamite the Welland
Canal. Edmund Justice, a Hamburg
American Kine watchman, was also
indicted with Koenig on charges of
conspiring to secure military infor
mation for the Cern?an government.
The indieeintnts against Koenig
and Leyendecker charge them with
conspiring to "sid on fool In the Kni
ted States a military enterprise
against the Dominion of Canada."
The indictments set forth that a
pari of this alleged conspiracy was lo
destroy with dynamite, or other
means, the Welland Canal, leading
from Port Colborne, on Lake Erie,
to Port Dalhousie, on Lake Ontario.
As a par! of the plot to destroy the
canal, the indictments allege. Koenig
and Leyendecker planned to secure
employment for their agents in vari
ous factories and mills adjacent to
Koenig, Leyendecker and Justice
were held In bonds of $50,000, $:H),
000 and $20,000 respectively, when
they pleaded not guilty at their ar
raignment before Federal Judge
Mayer later in the day. The bail
was furnished by the Hamburg
American Line through a surety com
pany, and the prisoners were re
The military force, which the in
dictments charge Koenig and Leyen
decker planned to send from this
country, was also intended to de
stroy "various plants and properties
tn Canada other than the Welland
Many Aloanians Starve.
Rome, Dec. 27.-One hundred and
ftfty thousand Albanians have Starved
to death during the last year and an
equal number will die during the
coming year, according to W. W.
Howard, who is doing American re
lief worit. Many are homeless owing
to the destruction of villages by Her
mans and Serbians.
Two hundred thousand Serbian
refugees have been added to the pop
ulation of the homeless.
PickeilS Negro to Die.
Picken 8, Dec. 27. At a special
terni of court held here to-day Kele
Hamilton, colored, was found guilty
of criminal assault on a prominent
lady of the county and was sentenced
by Judge T. J. Mauldin to be electro
cuted on February 4, 1916.
?n?es say they bav > virtually sold out
their wares, and the stocks of the ex
tensive florists and confectioners are
almost depleted. The toy dealers and
the establishments patronized by the
masses also have done an exceptional
business during December, which is
consideren to show there is no appre
ciable scarclt) of money.
Emperor William this year, be
cause of h'.S indisposition, was able
to spend Christmas with his family
at Potsdam. A slight "inflammation
of the cellular tissues," about which
no further bulletin bas been Issued,
confines him to bis apartments, but
not to bed, and he was able to attend
the celebration of the Hohenzollern
family Christmas trim, or rather
Christmas trees, which entertainment
as usual was held in the big ball in
the new palace at Potsdam.
The Emperor, the Empress, their
daughter, their daughters-in-law and
grandchildren .?ach had an individual
Christmas tree, graduated in size, on
which his or her gifts were arranged
and also gifts for the sons unable to
leave the front.
Kefore the family Christmas tree
celebration at the palace, each prin
cess attended Christmas exercises and
later superintended the distribution
of gifts at public celebrations held
under her special partonage.
PotrogTa<l Itt Days I/nte.
Petrograd, Dee. 25.-Christmas
was quietly celebrated by the Ameri
can and Itritish residents here. The
American ambassador and Mrs.
Mai yo entertained a number of Amer
ican and Russinn guests at dinner.
Preparations are in full swing for
the Russian Christmas iestivities 13
SOM h] FFAl?FUJLi CONDITIONS.
Revealed by Appeal for Help for Civ
(Atlanta Const il ut ion. 20 tb.)
Upon recnipl of u cubic gram from
the American Relief clea ring [-louse
of Parla, Prance, Dr. P. io. .May, of
Atlanta, executive secretary of the
Georgia war r< lief committee for
France and her allies, lias made an
appeal to the people of Atlanta to do
nate clothing and food for 'JD,DOO
civilian prisoners returned to Prance
Tin cablegram received by Dr. May
reads as follow s:
"We are officially in formed of tlie
expected repatriation of over 20,000
children, women and old nun (civil
ian prisoners) being returned to
Prance. Of this number, 5 000 are
insane and 5,000 tuberculous. Con
ditions are appaMLig. Can you help?
Our stock of clothing L entirely ex?
hausted and this is most needed.
"We are entirely unprepared for
(hose 20,000 helpless people, and we.
therefore, call upon tho genere'is
American public to aid us in furnish
ing the relie1' promised in answer to
the above cabio."
XOItCKOSS RX-MAYOR KILIJOD.
Assailant Used Shotgun, Piling Twice
nt. Close Runge,
Norcross, Ga., Dee. 25.-Following
a quarrel between li. M. Lively, for
mer mayor of Norcross, and D. W. A.
Knuckles in a pharmacy hore to-day,
Knuckles went to a hardware store,
bought a double-barreled shotgun
and shells, and as Lively passed the
store shot and instantly killed him.
Lively was quoted as saying that
Knuckcls swore e.t L?nu. At any rate> ?
witnesses state that Lively struck
Knuckles, who fell back against a
Knuckles then left' the pharmacy
and went to a hardware store, where
he purchased a double-barrel shot
gun and a box of shells. About ?Mis
time Lively and J. H. Adan.H came
walking up the srteet. As Lively and
Adams passed the hardware store
Knuckles appeared with tho shotgun.
As Knuckles leveled hts gnu Adan.s
grabbed at it. but Knuckles succeed
ed in getting a sure aim at Lively and
Hied. The charge, bred at close
rang*- struck Lively in tito side of
the face and nilled him instantly.
Adams, fearing that Knuckles would
then fire On him, made bis escape
across the street.
Knuckles was taken in charge hy
Hov. Mr. Sheffield, pastor ot a local
Daptist church. He was later turned
over to Sheriff Doss, of Qwllinett
county, who took him in an automo
bile to Lawrenceville and lodged him
In the county jail.
CHRISTMAS KV IO TRACK DY.
Ornngchurg County Fanner Accus?!
of Killing His Neighbor.
Orangeburg. Dec. 25.-'Herbert
('arson is reported to have shot and
killed Tom Watts, his neighbor, in
the Livingston section ol the county,
yesterday afternoon. li is said the
'tragedy was the tesillt of a dispute
over some hogs Watts is alleged to
have locked up belonging to Ourson.
.lust an hour before the tragedy
SheritT Sa Hey and Rural Policeman
Hall had gone to the parties' hornea
and had rel urned to the city fooling;
sure they had adjusted the difficulty
between Carson and Watts. Wafts,
it is said, went on Carson's place,
where the latter was working on Ilia
fence, and as Watts approached Car
son the latter is said to have ordered
him not to come to him. lt is claim
ed as Watts continued to advance
Carson shot him. Carson surrender
ed to Rural Policeman Tom Hall at
10 o'clock last night.
? Ktllc?, 20 Injured.
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 23.-In a
collision between a fast freight and
passenger train on the Nashville.
Chattanooga and St. Louis railroad,
at 4 o'clock this afternoon, between
Nashville and Chattanooga, Engineer
Irby Read, of Nashville, and eight
negro laborers were killed and Fire
man Harmon Lear, of Nashville', re
ceived fatal injuries. Twonty other
laborers were injured. The accident
occurred between 'Sherwood and
1 Rockledgc, in a deep cut.