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"TO THINK OWN ?ELF BE TRUE, AND IT MUST KOLLOW AS THR NIGHT THR DAY: THOU CANST NOT THEN BB FALSB TO ANY MAN,"
By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10. 1010.
Now Series No. 020.-Volume- LXVD.-No. 8.
BETTER BE SAF
You can buy your r
safety. Wc guarantee to j
Forty-four nice mules
Some closely mated
mules-from J,OOO to 1,1 Ol
We also have one ni
weight 1,350, gentle and k
we ever owned. Come to
We will SELL, T
C. W. & J. E. ]
N. B.-Wc have a nice Sta
good enough for a show
perfectly fearless ; worth $i
thc price of a plow horse ol
C. W. ?> J. E.
Money in the B
for YOU ! 0
Give your grocer a check and
have never given him a check bofo
ont you favo a bank account, IB
Having a bank account is a sure
and means of getting ahead. When
counting down the money to pay >
not up to date, to say the least of
pay by check you always have the
change. Get the habit of going
the habit of going to church. Put
pay everything by check, and in a
to Hie old way for money, if money
old way of counting out change,
change. We want the account
ago man keeps up with his account
STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF OCONEE.
In Court of Common Pleas.
Pursuant to a decree of the afore
said Court, in the case named below,
I will offer for sale, to the highest
bidder, In front of the Court House
door, at Walhalla, South Carolina, on
MONDAY, the 7th day of February,
lfllG, between the legal hours of
sale, the tract of land below de
Wm. H. Mauldin et al., Plaintiffs,
O. B. ?Hudson et al., Defendants.
All that piece, parcel or tract of
land situate, lying and being in Oco
nee County, South Carolina, in Keo
wce Township, bounded on the
north by lands formerly owned by S.
K, Cannon, on tho east, by Little
River, on the west by lands formerly
owned by James McCary, about ten
miles east from Walhalla, containing
one hundred and twenty acres, moro
or less, and being the same tract of
land conveyed to William C. Mauldin
by J. M. Cannon by deed dated 2 fi tb
January, 1883, which is recorded in
Book I, page 263, Register of Mesne
Conveyance for Oconeo County.
Terms of Sale: CASH. Should
any fail to comply with the terms of
his b:d, that tho Master rosoli the
said 'premises on some subsequent
salesday, upon tho same terms, at
the risk of tho former purchaser, and
continue so to do until a purchaser
shall bo found who will comply with
tho terms of his bid.
Sold nt tho risk of the former pur
Purchaser to pay extra for papers
and stamp. W. O. WHITE,
. Master for Oconee County, S. C.
Jan. 19, 1916. 3-5
FOR 8AId?--?n? good family
horse and buggy, two mules, one disc
plow, ono two-horse turning plow,
ono weeder, one cultivator, one Deer
ing planter, ono distributer. Prices
reasonable. MRS. S. H. COE, Rich
land, S. C. 2-5
r FIRST ?
E THAN SORRY.
nules from us with perfect
and horses to select from,
pairs of nice quality mare
ice, large 6-years-old horse,
ind-we think the best one
RADE, or BUY, cash
ndard Bred Trott ng Horse,
horse, fast enough to race,
500,00, will sell tor $225,00,
[ equal value.
notice the look on his face if you
re. The merchant, when he finds
a little more eager to sell you.
sign that you are studying ways
you get out a sack and go to
everything, you show that you arc
lt. Another point is this: If you
money ready , and the correct
to the Bank weekly like you get
all your money in the Bank and
year's time you would not go back
was offered you to go.back to the
getting receipts, and making
of the average man, as the aver
iter, S. C.
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND
All persons indebted to the Estato
of Mrs. Amanda C. Tannery, deceas
ed, are hereby notified to make pay
ment, to the undersigned, and all per
sons having claims against said-es
tate will present the same, duly at
tested, within the time prescribed by
law or be barred.
S. M. TANNERY,
Administrator of the Estate of Mrs.
Amanda 0. Tannery. De<""a;ed.
Jan. 19, 191 G. 3-6
NOTICE OP FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notlco is hereby given that the
undersigned will make application
to V. F. Martin, Judge of Probate for
Oconeo County, in the State of South
Carolina, at his office at Walhalla
Court House, on Monday, February
21st, 1916, at ll o'clock in the fore
noon, or as soon thereafter as said
application can bo heard, for leave to
make final settlement of tho Estato
of 'Mrs. Amanda C. Tannery, deceas
ed, and obtain final discharge as Ad
ministrator of said estate.
S. M. TANNERY,
Administrator of tbe Estate of Mrs.
Amanda C. Tannery, Deceased.
Jan. 19, 1916. 3-6
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
AND DI SCH A Rf j E.
Notice ?3 hereby glve.i that the un
dersigned will make application to
V. F. Martin, Judge of Probato for
Oconee County, in the State of
South Carolina, at his office at Wal
halla Court House, on Saturday, the
19th day of February, 1916, at ll
o'clock in the forenoon, or as soon
thereafter as said application can be
heard, for leave to make final settle
ment of the Estate of Jamos R.
Shaw, deceased, and obtain final dis
charge as Administrator of said Es
tate. JOHN F. CRAIO,
Administrator of the Estate of Jnmes
R. Shaw, Deceased.
Jan. 19, 1916. 3-6
MONTENEGRO ASKS EOU PEACE,
So Say Teutons-Other Nations Say
Slie Has Rejected Proposais.
Berlin, Jan. 17.-The Overseas
News Agency announced to-day that
Count Tisza, the Hungarian premier,
had announced in the Hungarian
Parliament that Montenegro had
asked for peace.
Montenegro was asked uncondi
tionally to lay down her arms, and
she accepted, according to the news
agency report, which is as follows:
"'Montenegro asks for peace,'"
stated Count Tisza lu the 'Hungarian
"The proceedings under the first
paragraph of the order of the day had
just been completed when Count
Tisz asked permission to interrupt
the discussion. He stated that the
King and government of Montenegro
had asked the Inauguration of peace
"The announcement caused a great
deal of commotion in Parliament.
" 'We asked that beforehand Mon
tenegro unconditionally lay down her
arms,' continued the premier.
"Joyful shouts followed this state
" Must at this moment,' continued
the premier, 'the news lias arrived
that the unconditional laying down
of arms bas been accepted.
" 'Since the preliminary condition
has been fulfilled,' added the pre
mier, 'peace negotiations will be en
tered into immediately.' "
Austria Wants Mount IJOVCCII.
Rome, Jan. 17-Austria, according
to a press dispatch from Athens, is
reported to have offered a separate
peace to Montenegro on the following
terms: "Austria engaged to guaran
tee Montenegro all territorial rights
In Scutari in exchange" for the cession
of Mount Lovcen to Austria."
(Official announcement was made
by the Montenegrin authorities on
Saturday that Montenegro bad never
adhered to, or Intended to adhere to,
any separate proposal of peact or to
any armistice with Austria.)
Reported Montenegro Rejects.
Zurich, Switzerland, Jan. 17.
The Lausanne Gazette states that
King Nicholas of Montenegro has re
jected formal peace proposals by Em
peror William, made through Prince
von 3uelow, tho former imperial
The following is a Hst of letters
remaining uncalled for In the Wal
halla post office for the week ending
January 18, 1916:
Carter, Miss Lillian; Collie, Mrs.
Della: Jones, R. E.; Lory, E. Lud
wig; Roberson, Wm.; Raney, Miss
Lulabell; Watts, T. W.; Williams,
Miss Dessie; Welborn, Hyson.
When calling for the abovo please
say they are advertised.
N. Pant. P. M.
And it is scarce, very scarce; none
from Germany now, the normal
source of supply. But you can get
Potash right hero at home in any fer
tilizer that contains COTTON SEED
Clemson College Bulletin No. 177,
1913-14, shows average analyses of
189 samples, as follows:
Available Phospohric Acid . .2.36 %
Ammonia .7.28 %
Potash (soluble in water) ...1.63 %
Cotton seed meal not only supplies
your soil with the desired amount of
ammonia, but also gives it POTASH
in the most desirable form and in an
amount larger than can be obtained
rrom any other source of ammonia.
In addition, it furnishes on the aver
*gc 2 1/3 per cent available Phos
phoric Acid, the other important ele
ment of plant food, which, however,
ls not generally appreciated.
Cotton seed meal makes a fortill
*er which feeds tho growing plant
[luring its entire lifo, and leaves a
most valuablo humus in the soil to
mstain succeeding crops. Cotton seed
meal contains all that the other
sources of ammonia have, and in ad
dition POTASH. Read tho follow
ing from recent Clemson Bulletin No.
17. Be wise and use COTTON SEED
MEAL in your fertilizer: '
"1. Por poor to ordinary land, an
application per acre of from 200 to
100 pounds of a mixture cdmposed of
1,000 pounds of 16 per cent Acid
Phosphate, 800 pounds of 7 per cent
Cotton Seed Meal, and 200 pounds
of Nitrate of Soda ls recommended.
This mixture should analyze 8.8 per
cent available phosphoric acid, nitro
gen equivalent to 4.6 por cent ammo
nia, and enough potash will be fur
nished by the Cotton Seod Meal to
give the mixture a content of 0.6 per
cent Potash. >
"2. On fertile soil, an application
per acre of from 300 to 600 pounds
of a mixturo composed of 1,200
pounds of 16 per cent Acid Phos
phate, 650 pounds of Cotton Seed
Meal and 150 pounds of Nitrate of
Soda should give good results. This
mixture should analyze 10.25 per
cent Phosphoric Acid, Nitrogen equiv
alent to 3.63 per cent Ammonia, and
0,19 per cent Potash."
WESTMINSTER OIL AND
Westminster, S. C. (ad.) "
U. S. SUBMARINE EXPLOSION.
Accident nt Navy Ya ni Costs Four
Deaths, Ten injured.
Now York, Jan. 15.-Four mon
were killed and ten Injured, live dan
gerously, in an explosion to-day on
the submarine E-2, while tho craft
was undergoing repairs in dry dock
at the Now York navy yard. One of
tho men killed was an enlisted elec
trician and the others civilian work
At least thrqe of the ten now In
hospitals aro not expected to live.
The dead are Roy 13. Seaber, elec
trician, second class. Cleveland; .las.
H. Peck, civilian, general belper,
Brooklyn; J. P. Schulz, civilian, ma
chinist, Brooklyn; Joseph Logan, ci
vilian, general helper, Brooklyn.
Tho detonation was terrille, but the
submarine Itseir, from the outside,
shows no effects.
The interior was badly shattered,
but so tight was the vessel's shell that
there was no means of escape for gas
and lt was more than an hour after
the blast before the work of recover
ing the bodies could be completed. A
ladder blown up through the conning
tower fell 150 ieet away.
The injured and one body were re
moved soon after the accident, but
three bodies far down in the craft
could not be reached until the gas had
been blown out by compressed air.
^oon after the explosion several naval
officers led a rescue parly, but were
partly overcome by fumes, lt was
then that compressed air pipes wore
run into the shell.
The number of men Inside the sub
marine at the time of the explosion is
not known deilnltely. About 20 wore
working on the craft.
Cause Not Known.
What caused the explosion has not
been definitely decided. Rear Admi
ral N. R. Usher, commandant of the
navy yard, after a brief investigation,
inclined to express an opinion. He
"The men were working In the bat
tery compartment of the E-2, dis
charging the new Edison battries
through a rheostat to measure the
voltage, and the explosion occurred In
that compartment: Tho battery will
generate no kind of gas and there was
no gasoline on board. The engine
was of the oil-burning Dysel type."
Inquiry Board Appointed.
Washington, Jan. 17.-A court of
Inquiry was named by Secretary Dan
iels to-day to Investigate, determine
the cause and fix lire responsibility for
the explosion aboard the submarine
E-2 in the New York navy yard Satur
day, which camed the death of four
men and the serious injury of ten
others. A navy yard board appointed
by Roar Admiral Usher immediately
after the accident reported to the de
partment to-night that "the Investiga
tion was continued to-day, but It was
said too early to decide its outcome."
The court of inquiry will bo com
posed of the following officers, all of
whom have bad wide experience In
the various phases of submarine
work: Capt. W. H. G. Ballard, Lieut.
Commander H. G. Sparrow, Lieut.
C. S. McDowell and Lieut. Joseph O.
Members of the court will leave
Washington to-night for New York
and will begin the inquiry to-morrow.
A report is expected before the end
of the week.
The tragedy served to emphasize
the need of a laboratory equipped for
experiments with batteries, engines,
ventilation and other important paris
of naval vessels. The submarine E-2
had been used for testing tho new
Edison storage battery be.cai.se ll,e
navy had no other equipment ?ulta
ble for such purposes.
1,000 Homeless as Result of Fire.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan. 17.
That 1,000 persons are homeless, due
to the almost entire destruction of
tho town of Wirt, in the Healdton
oil field, from a fire that started at
1.30 o'clock this morning in the oil
exchange cafe, was tho substance of
a teleg-am received at 2.30 o'clock
this afternoon by Governor Williams
from A Walker, State conservation
officer Walker, tn bis telegram,
recommended that State troops bo
News specials received from Ard
more, near Wirt, stated that the
entire business section of the town
and about one-half the residence por
tion were destroyed. The fire origi
nated In the oil exchange cafe, locat
ed or. tho north sio .? of the main
business street of thc town, where 13
structures were destroyed by fire Sat
urday. Tho blaze swept across the
street and burned the station of the
Pioneer Telephone and Telegraph
Company and several largo mercan
tile establishments. At 3 o'clock the
fire was still burning.
Marriages of Colored People.
Rev. W. S. Southerland, p. c., has
recently performed the following
marriages of colored couples:
January 2-Leatha Wright and
January 15-Earle Cleveland and
Piles Cured In 6 to 14 Days
Your druggist will refund money If PAZO
OINTMENT fallt to cure any cate of Itching-,
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Plle'a i n 6 to 14 day*,
rhe first application give? Zfase and Rest. Soe?
CONEHOSN OALI/S PASTOR.
Rev. Lee to Servo This Yen te-Dr.
Fa I mes to ck Improving.
Coneross, Jan. 17.-Special: Tho
church here was pleasantly surprised
yesterday to have Rev. Robert G.
Lee, of Greenville, fill tho pulpit. Ho
preached a very forceful sermon.
Owing to tho ipcloment weather there
was not a full attendance. Immedi
ately after services a conference was
held and Rev. l^ee was unanimously
elected pastor of the church for this
year. He has accepted tho call. Mr.
Lee is not a stranger to the |>eopl? of
Coneross. Four years ago he assist
ed Rev. L. D. Mitchell in ft protracted
meeting here, which we all enjoyed,
and from that time he has held a
warm place in our hearts.
Owing to tho limited time of our
new pastor, we will only have preach
ing services one Sunday a month un
less future arrangements are made
by which more time can be given;
but we feel that it is a treat to have
Rev. Lee with us oven once a month.
We hope at least to have him two
Sunday's each month next year. Ile
will preach hore on tho third Sunday
at 3 p. m. and Saturday before at 11
a. m. Everybody Invited to attend
these and all other services at Cone
.Mrs. C. E. Du Bose and children
will leave this morning for Atlanta,
where they will spend tho balance of
thc winter with Mr. Du HOBO.
W. Stephen Frasier is visiting his
daughter, Mrs. Annie Todd, who has
been sick for some time. She is re
ported to bo doing very well now.
Miss Effie Hyde, of Central, spent
Inst week with Mr. and Mrs. R. B.
Mr. and Mrs. ./ L. Beacham left
Thursday for their home In Green
ville after visiting their daughter,
Mrs. W. H. Butler.
Misses Annie Strutton and Boatrlx
Gribble, of Walhalla, visited Miss
Bewley Hunsinger Saturday and Sun
Dr. T. G. C. Fahnestock, who has
been suffering for Borne time, had his
leg amputated last Friday and is now
doing very well. We hope ho will
soon be well.
Roney Abbott left Friday for
Greenville, where he will enter
Draughon's 'Business College Ile was
accompanied by Mrs. Mary Abbott,
who is visiting relatives there.
Bandit Executed by Filing Squad.
El Paso, Texas, Jan. IS.-Col. Mi-,
guol Baca Valles, bandit chief, cap
tured at Palomas, south of Colum
bus, N, M., was executed at 5 o'clock
this morning by a firing squad at
Juarez. Two bullets fired at close
quarters penetrated his heart.
Baca Valles arrived here last
night on the train which brought the
body declared to be that of Jose
Rodrigue/., the bandit chief executed
near Madera last Thursday.
The 'proceedings were brief. The
prisoner said: "I am not, responsi
ble for the acts of Villa. I beg to
see your general." The officer com
manding the Hiing squad said he had
orders to kill and he and a soldier
stepped close to Baca Valles and
fired point blank into the prisoner's
heart. The body was then taken
back to the railroad station, where it
lay uncovered until after dawn on
the platform among the men, women
and children lying about wrapped in
CARD TO THE PUBLIC.
Editor Keowee Courier: I take
this opportunity to thank tho peoplo
of Walhalla for tho splendid vote
given nie in the recent election for
Mayor, and it will be my pleasure
during the next two years, as lt has
been in the past four, to give you
my very best thought and service.
To those who voted against me, I
wish to say to you that I have no Ul
feeling, and now that the fight is
over I ask that wo all join together
for tho uplift of Walhalla and for a
forward movement along all lines for
good. I need tho help and good
wishes of every one. Co-operation in
municipal affairs ls aa necessary as
In any other business enterprise, and
with your help I hope to make the
next two years tho best years in tho
history of Walhalla.
I do not say that I have not made
mistakes. If I had not I would not
have been human; but I do say to
you that if I have made mistakes
they aro a matter of record and havo
been made through error of Judg
ment, and in order to a right under
standing all we will ask is an impar
tial investigation of all records, both
as to my office and that of thc Town
Treasurer-an Impartial investiga
tion in order to a right judgment.
Tho offico of Mayor belongs to tho
people, and the records In that office
should be (and are) the property of
the people, and should bo kept ready
at all times for public inspection, and
we therefore invite our friends to
feel free at all times to make any in
vestigation they may deom righi and
I invite suggestions for both busi
ness and civic improvement. We have
many things that viii require the
sober thought and earnest judgment
of the citizens of our town, and I
hope to have suggestions from you,
that wo, all together, may have a
happy and prosperous town.
Thanking you in advance for your
co-operation, and with best wishes
for all, I am, Yours sincerely,
W. M. Brown.
"Walhalla, Jan. 17, 1016.--Adv.
EXPLAINING VON PAPEN CHECKS
Embassy Says Payments Wore .Made
to Defend A newsed Persons.
Washington, Jan. 17.-Accounts ol'
tho Gorman embassy, lt bocamo
known to-night, prove, in the opinion
of embassy olTlcinls, that it Capt. von
Papen, recalled military attache, paid
any money by cheek to Warum* Horn
lt was not until after Horn had been
arrested and charged with b'owing np
tho Canadian Pacillc railway bride
at Vanceboro, Maine.
London dispatches have stated that
stubs lu von Papon's chock book, ta
ken from htm by the Brit igt authori
ties at Falmouth, showed a chock ? f
$700 drawn to Horn's credit tho .lay
after tho attache hud received $2,000
from tho Gorman embassy Accord
ing to the embassy accounts, it was
said $2.000 was paid to von Papen
within a few days after the explosion
nt Vanceboro lo defray expenses in
connection with the defense of Horn,
a German citizen.
It also was intimated at the embas
sy that if von Papen had paid money
t?. Hans Adam von Wedlll, indicted
in New York for alleged passport
fraud, it had been to assist him le
gally. Von Wodill fled altor hoing
Officials of the State Department
have indicated ibat it waa Important
lo know whether tho paymert to Horn
Was made bo fore or after tho explo
sion. German oficiala had repeated
ly denied responstb'lity for tho action
of Horn, saying they never heard of
him until after ho had been arrested.
St. te Department offlclnls have Inti
mated that e\)dence which would
prove Hom ieee!veJ money from a
Goman sou ice before ho blew up the
bridge might result in diplomatic cor
respondence with Berlin.
In official and diplomatic circles
much intcreBl was shown to-day lu
additional details regarding tho eon
touts of the documents taken from
Capt. von Papen which purported to
show that payments woro made to
Paul Koenig, tho Hamburg-American
line official tried in New York for
conspiracy, and to von Wedlll. In
Teutonic diplomatic circles no at
tempt was made to deny that suoh
payments had been made. Koenig, lt
was pointed out, w?t$ "ongagod In do
tectlvo work," and lt was to be ex
pected that he would be paid.
Tho embassy expects that some
formal statement regarding all tho In
formation contained in press dis
patches will shortly bo made from
I/O<MI1S from Westminster.
Westminster, Jan. 18.-Special:
Dr. and Mrs. J. 'H. .Stonecypher re
turned last Wednesday from a visit
to relativos on the Georgia sido.
Mrs. Errett Zimmerman has been
very ill for sevemi days. Hor friends
hope for her early recovery.
Mrs. Geo. W. Walker, of Green
ville, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Mrs. D. I. M a Ikey is spending a
few days in Gainesville, Ga., the
guest of Miss Winifred Carter.
Miss Anna Marett has returned
from a fow days' visit to Atlanta.
Thomas Wyly, of Pair Play, ls
spending a few days boro.
I Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Mason have
moved into the house recently vacat
ed by B. D. Brcazealo.
Uncle Jimmie Wilson, our colored
wood-chopper, had the misfortune to
cut his foot almost In twain last Fri
day while cutting wood.
Mr. and Mrs. Coke Holliday, of
Greenville, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Durham the latter part of
last week. Mr. Holliday is express
messenger at Greenville.
J. N. Whitaker is spending a few
days at Greenville, Piedmont and An
?Hoyt Miller, of Richland, spent tho
week-end with the family of C. H.
Misses Ena and Alma Agnew,
teachers at Central, spent the week
end with their cousin, Miss Laura
Agnew, teacher of the 1st grade in
the W. H. S.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gardner, of
Lenoir, N. C., arrived Monday. Af
ter spending a few day:, hero with
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Broazoale they
will go to Russell to visit Mrs.
Gardner's parents, Capt. and Mrs.
W. G. -Russell,
Rev. L. M. Lyda- and family aro
moving hore to-day from Walhalla.
They will occupy the W. E. Rhyne
house. Rev. Lyda is pastor of tho
First Baptist church hore.
Pa nt-Able? Marriage.
Westminster, It, F. D., Jan. 18.
Special: Miss Mary Fant, of tho
ToWnvillo section of Andorson coun
ty, and Thornton B. Ables, of the
Earle's Grove section of Oconoe,
were married Sunday, January 10th,
th? marriage ceremony being per
formed at tho home of the bride's
sister, Mrs. L. H. Richey, near
Earle's Grove. Only a few of tho
closest friends and members of the
family were present.
Mr. Ablcs is one of the section's
most progressiv? citizens and has a
number of friends, who extend to him
hearty congratulations. The bride ls
highly esteemed by all who know her
for her many good qualities. All
who know both Join in wishing thom
all joy and a long and prosperous
Mr. Ables ha? a nice little farm
near Earle's Grove church, where
the young couple will be at homo to
their many friends.