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"TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE, ANO IT MUST FOLLOW AS THE NIGHT THB HAY: THOU OANST NOT THEN BE FALSE TO ANY MAN."
By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, .WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1010.
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warehouse is lc
prices before bu:
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It Pays to B
The Westminster Bank paid
Twenty-Seven 'Hundred and Nin
( $2,792.04 ). This does not lnclu
You can see we pay 3 per cent c
basis: If you value your farm a
$150 every year. If you value >
would pay $90 a year taxes on it
make money paying 3 per cent ii
Eight 'Hundred Dollars to tho to
We state these facts so you
banks have to pay, and possibly
that every time an extra tax is ]
a pretty raw deal, especially who
Iiortiou. We have no objection
means high taxation sometimes
called equalization start? it sin
taxes. We believe the people dc
corporations have to pay. There
to your attention.
We will probably pay over $:
" Til 10 ODD
WANTED-Man with family to
tend one-horso crop; stock and tools
furnished; good house and land.
Apply to W. J. BEARD, Tamassee, or
EARLE ?BEARD, Walhalla. tf.
To list I'roni 12 to 20 good one
horse farms for salo. I can givo
you good service. If you have large
tracts it will pay you to cut into
smaller ones (o sell to small farmers.
Everybody wants a homo these days.
Write or cull on
B. R.. MOSS,
REAL ESTATE DEALER,
Walhalla, H. O,
Dam Breaks; l l Dead.
San Diego, Cal., Jan. 28.-Four
teen persons were killed and a wide
stroach of country was devastated
late to-day when a dam of tho San
Diego water system broke in the Otay
Valley, south of the city, under tho
fit.raln of flood waters caused by the
storm which has been raging here for
Anothor dam was under a severe
strain and its collapse was regarded
to-night as a possibility.
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'very day. Our
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and Corn. Will
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in taxes daring the year 1915
ety-Two Dollars and Four Cents
de revenue stamps we had to use.
>f our capital in taxes. On same
t $5,000, you would pay in taxes
-our store building at $3,000 you
. It is no easy job for a bank to
i taxes every year. We pay over
wn of Westminster,
can know just how much taxes
lt will open your eyes to the fact
)laced on banks they ?re getting
n other taxes are not paid in pro
to high taxes, because progress
, but we do feel that when so
mid not start by raising bank
. not realize just bow much taxes
fore, we are bringing the matter
J,000 in 1916.
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I hereby announce myself a candi
date for the ofllce of Sheriff of Oco
nee County, subject to the action of
the voters of the Democratic party in
the primary elections.
W. P. ORR.
FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR:
The friends of W. W. DEARDEN
respectfully announce him a candi
date for County Supervisor, subject
to the action of the Democratic party
in the primary elections.
Met Death ill Wreck.
Spartanburg, Jan. 2S.-A double
header freight train, north-bound,
on the C., C. and O. railroad, ran into
a slide at Kona, Black Mountain
Junction, early this morning and
plunged 40 feet into Toe river below.
William Raker, of Erwin, Tenn., was
killed and Engineer Cook was in
jured. The two engines and a score
of empty coal cars are said to be bot
tom-upward In the edge of the river.
The slide is said to have come down
from the mountain above on the track
almost immeidately in front of the
train. Kona Is about midway be
tween Alta Pass and Edwin, Tenn.
it Goods at
I JA Bargain Store,
IL O Westminster, S. C.
U?OLE HEN USES PITCHFORK.
Defends Secretary Itomiels, Putting
Hlame on Meyer.
Washington, Jan. 2?.-Secretary
Daniels was praised as "one of the
greatest secretaries tho navy ever
had," and former Secretary Meyer
was assailed by Chairman Tillman,
of the Senate Naval Committee, in a
speech on "the truth about the navy."
Senator Tillman took Mr. Meyer to
task for hts recent d?claration be
fore the National Security League;
that "the fundamental defect of the
navy department is that it has no
brain and no competent military or
"Mr. Meyer forgets," said Senator
Tillman, "if he ever knew, that when
he left the navy it was nearly (1,000
men short; that 4 0 per cent of the
men discharged in good standing
were leaving the navy, while 85 per
cent are now re-enlisting; and that
during his incumbency there were
10,360 desertions. Yet he has the
cheek to hold his successor responsi
ble for conditions which are due
wholly to his own shortcomings. As
against 10,360 desertions while Mr.
Meyer was secretary, so far -about
.two and a half years-there have
been only 4,375 since his sucvossor
No Pampered Darling.
"The head of the navy himself is
not a pampered and petted darling of
Inherited wealth, but a red-blooded,
upstanding, forward-looking Ameri
can who is a graduate in the hard
school of experience and a practical
man with wholesome ideas."
Senator Tillman praised other
officers of the navy who, he said, were
"not known at all In the drawing
rooms In Washington or Newport."
"While Germany had already won
second place, as shown by von Mey
er's first report," said Senator Till
man, "he never could persuade his
party-he tried only half-heartedly
to grant money enough to-recover
the lost ground. It is true the pro
gram he recommended in 19 09 was
quite respectable in size, but his par
ty associates, who are now clamoring
for the Democrats to make good Re
publican deficiencies in a na>'al pro
gram, did not give him the money.
So that it is proven beyond possibility
of dispute that the Republican party
is solely responsible for our present
status-lack of officers, lack of per
sonnel and lack of ships.
"It means a great difference whe
ther ono ls on the inside looking out
or whether he is ont the outside look
The "Profs." Will Play Basket Ball.
On the afternoon of Saturday Peb
ruar> 12th, an exhibition basket ball
game will be played on the Walhalla
court. The principals of the different
county schools will make up the two
teams. Everybody is invited to see
this game. Several of the players
are ex-collego stars, and most all of
them have played some college ball.
The game will be interesting, and
perhaps some may think that it will
be amusing. Come and see for your
The Rompers- The Rippers
Substitutes, referee and umpire
Taylor, Casque, Merritt, Thomas A.
Smith, and all other teachers.
Admission 15 and 25 cents.
Young Negro Put to Dentil.
Ocala, Pla., Jan. 29.-Richard An
derson, a young negro, was lynched
in this county, near Williston, at 3
o'clock Friday afternoon, for an as
sault on a white woman late Wednes
day afternoon near the latter place.
During tho absence of the husband
the negro, lt is alleged, visited the
farmhouse, and, at tho point of a re
volver, forced tho woman to accom
pany him to a lonely spot where the
assault was committed.
Fully 400 mon witnessed the lynch
ing Friday afternoon, and reports
from the scene say that quiet hns ro
sumed, and no further trouble ls
Anderson was taken before his vic
tim and Identified by her before he
was lynched, lt was said.
100, DEAD IN VALLEY FLOODS.
Grout Area in Southern California
Desolated by Water.
San Diego, Gal., Jan. 23.-One
hundred lives have been lost, as
nearly as any estimate can show, and
valleys for fi0 miles north of the Mex
ican line lie desolate to-night from
floods and cloudbursts.
With the death toll in the Otay
Valley seemingly established at 50,
reports reached here late to-day ol'
floods sweeping the San Luis Rey
and San Pasqua) valleys, doubling
the loss of life. With communica
tion almost cut off lt was impossible
to list accurately the number of dead.
Seventeen bodies were taken out of
San Diego Hay before nightfall.
These had been swept down the Otay
river when the lower dam went out
last Thursday. The current was
thought to have carried many others
out to sea.
San Diego is virtually undamaged.
Many injuries were reported from
Tijuana 'Hot Springs, where a hotel
collapsed. A cloudburst, reports had
lt, caused the flooding of the San
Luis Rey and San Pasqual valleys.
The town of San Pasqual was said to
have been wiped out.
All ordinary means of communica
tion and relief were gone with no
prospect of early recovery. Only the
sea remained, and from it nld began
to come. An expedition from the
United States warships in San Diego
Bay was started in launches for the
Otay Valley. Reports are that the
first landing party had been1 unable
to penetrate the valley for reasons
An overland expedition also was
started from San Diego with pon
toons and engineering equi omen t. No
word came as to tts success.
Zeppelin Raid on Puris.
Paris, .lan. 30.-Twenty-four per
sons were killed and 27 injured In
tho Zeppelin raid over Paris Satur
day night, according: to an official
statement to-day. Ten of the wound
ed were placed in hospitals owing to
the severity of their hurts.
Thirty Erench aeroplanes searched
the air above Taris for the Zeppelin
raider, ol' whose appearance warning
had been given. By the time the
Zeppelin had reached the edge of the
city several of the airmen made out
its pale yellow shape 14,000 feet
from the earth. Frightened, doubt
less by the numerous war planes ris
ing toward it, the Zeppelin 'Wheeled
and drove at full speed northward,
dropping in Hs trail into the dark
ness a cargo of about th "ec and a half
tons of bombs. Then, c intinuing its
(light at a great altitude, the airship
Many Killed in Zen, Raid.
London, Feb. 1.-?Fifty-four per
sons were killed and 67 Injured in
last night's Zeppelin raid. The fig
ures In regard to the casualties were
contained in an official statement is
sued here this afternoc ..
The statement say? bombs were
dropped at several towns and In rural
districts In Derbyshire, Leicester
shire, Lincolnshire and Staffordshire.
Some damage to property was caused.
There were In all 220 bombs dropped.
KINAHBS NEGRO WOMAN SHOT.
Husband Held, Suspected of Firing
Shot that Killed.
Newberry, Jan. 30.-Last night
near Kir ards, 13 miles sooth If here,
Maria Byrd, a negro woman, was
called to her door, and, upon open
ing it, was shot in the headd and face
with a shotgun and Instantly killed.
Her husband, Tom Byrd, Jr., was
suspected and was arrested and
brought to juli Inst night. This
morning the coroner went to the
scone and hold an inquest. The first
V'nown of the tragedy was when
Byrd went after Dr. Pope last night
between 8 and 9 o'clock. He ?wont to
tho scene and found the woman dead.
The doctor telephoned to Sheriff
Blense, who sent his deputies up, and
they arrested Byrd, as circumstances
pointed to him, and brought him to
jail last night. The shooting took
place about 8 o'clock, and some time
after that the husband went for the
doctor Tho coroner's jury to-day,
after hearing the testimony present
ed, brought in a verdict fixing tho
crime on the husband.
8. C. CROP 274,028 SHOUT.
Clonings tu Koutti Cn ixdiim Show 1,
140,772 linios Ginned to .lan. 20.
The Census Bureau nt Washington
has issued the following figured for
cotton ginned In South Carolina, by
counties, up to January 20th, with
comparisons with same date last
year. The figures do not include
linters, and round bales are counted
a? half bales. The comparisons fol
County- 1915. 19 H.
Abbeville. 29,840 32,410
Aiken. 37,290 47.723
Anderson .... 59,091 54,205
Bamberg .... 15,930 27.42(5
Barnwell .. .. 35,91 7 59.083
Beaufort . . . . 4,223 8,902
Berkeley .... 9,570 , 10.383
Calhoun .. .. 19.609 30.G10
Chnrelston ... 10.194 16,882
Cherokee .... 14,739 16,109
Chester. 30,093 33,072
Chesterfield .. 28,641 33,526
Clarendon .. . 27,131 4 8,402
Colleton .. .. 13,805 23,205
Darlington .. . 32,986 44,768
Dillon. 30,218 37,954
Dorchester.. . 11,337 18,291
Ridgefield .. . 29,144 32,059
Fairfield . . . . 23,121 24.048
Florence .. .. 30,139 46.515
Georgetown... 2,490 5,250
Greenville . . . 13,239 43,446
Greenwood . . . 28,460 30,761
Hampton .... 12,493 21,505
Morry. 7,920 1 1,974
Jasper. 3,180 0,529
KershaW .... 24,228 30,408
Lancaster .... 21,672 23,830
Laurens . . . . 39,362 3 6,876
Lee. 31,699 41.505
Lexington . . . 23,754 27,558
Marion. 13,0 17 12,705
Marlboro .... 49,803 00,348
Newberry .... 36,057 32,748
Oconce. 17,070 1 8,842
Orangeburg ... 61,258 83,530
Pickens. 17,024 19,942
Richland .... 19,769 25,832
Saluda. 25,011 24,115
Spartanburg .. 07,01 2 08,790
Sumter. 31,283 51,700
Union. 18,287 18,602
Williamsburg . 22,066 34,934
York. 37,4 75 38,039
Total. 1,149,772 1,424,700
Baptist Church Notices.
Next Sunday at the First Baptist
church (Walhalla) there will be
preaching by the pastor at both hours
of service-ll in the morning and
7.30 in the evening. Especial atten
tion will be given to the music, led
by R. W. Grubbs, tho pianist, and
Chas. E. Hctrlck, the choir leader.
Ordinance of the Lord's Supper will
be observed. The usual hearty invi
tation is given to the public by the
church and pastor. 'We will be glad
to see you. Look for special notice
Beginning next Sunday services for
the current year at Wolf Stake Bap
tist church will bo in the afternoons
of the first and third Sundays In each
month. Conference will be held by
the church on Saturday before the
first Sunday in March, and every
three months thereafter at the sr.me
lime throughout the year.
Town ville, Jan. 30.-Special: The
Priscilla Club was most delightfully
entertained at the home of Miss Mat
tie McCarley last Thursday afternoon
with the president, Mrs. W T.
The many friends of little Miss
Antoinette Earle regret to hear of her
Rev. J. E. Crim spent the week-end
Mesdames J. P. Stribllng and Tom
Harris, of Fair Play, wer1) recent
guests of Rev. and Mrs. W. T, Hol
Miss Bernie Heller spent last week
with her sister, Mrs. Furmnn Bole
The many friends of Rov. T ?.
Llgon are rejoiced to know that he
Fair Play and Townvillo aro plan
ning to play basket ball in the near
We regret to loam of tho contin
ued illness of Proston Bruce.
Miss Sallie Grubbs, of Fair Play,
is visiting her uncle, 8. J. Grubbs,
Orr Bruce, of Washington, ls the
guest of his parents, Mr. and Mr3.
TJ. O. Bruce.
APPAM AT LAST 11 EA Ul) PROM.
Brought to American Port hy German
Newport Newe, Va., Feb. 1.-Tho
UrltiBh passenger liner Appnni, which
had not boen heard from ?inco Jan
uary IB, four day? out from Dakar,
Br|Hah Wost Africa, for Plymouth,
Hihgland, and for whoso safety grave
apprehension had boon expressed In
British sill piling circles, arrived in
Hampton Hoads this morning at 6.4 5
o'clock rn charge of a prise crew of
22, com included by Lieut. Bergo, of
thc German navy, which was placed
aboard the Appa m when she was cap
ta ml off tho Canary Islands by a
Gerin a ii raider.
There were a total of 451 persons
aboard tho Appa in, including tho sur
viving members of the crews of seven
other shlps sunk by tho raider, which
captured -the Appivni, and 20 German
civilians who were being transported
from Africa to England to bo placed
In detention camps. The persons on
board the Appam wero listed as fol
lows: Original members of Appam's
crew, 155; original passengers on
tho Appam, 116; Gorman prisoners
bound for British detention camps,
20; survivors of ships destroyed,
138; prize crew, 22.
A large percentage of tho number
on board tho Appam aro women and
children, and, lt ls said, several high
colonial officials, who wore returning
to England from Africa. There are
also on board the captured steamer
four wounded ?allore, who wore taken
from ono of the sunken ships, which
resisted capturo and was sholled.
CONVICT IS HACK IN CHAINS.
Hpnrtnnburg Man Who Escnpod Wan
Arrested In Now Orleans.
Spartan burg, Jan. 28.-Will J.
Hughes, who was convicted on tho
charge of murdering lils guard, Robt.
Stephens, and who escaped pursuit
by officers of this county in October,
19 14, is buck in chains in tho county
jail, having been landed there last
night by Sheriff W. J. White and
Capt. R. C. Hall, or tho city police
force, who brought him from Now
Orleans, where he was arrested last
week by detectives.
Hughes in jail here to-day talked
to reporters freely of his wanderings
since leaving Spartanburg, showing
that he had been In tho West the
greater part of thc time, but had gono
to New Orleans only recently. In
making bis way out of Spartanburg
county he said he walked, traveling
only at night, and staying In tho
woods during tho day. He llrst carno
to the railroad at. Saluda, N. C., ho
said, 18 houia after his escape, hav
ing had no food whatever, and there
caught a freight train to Asheville.
From that point lie went to Memphis.
"Life is just a card gamo," ho said,
"and If you win all right. If you lose
you IOHO and that Is all there Is to lt.
You are going to get what's coming
to you In this world, and I guess I
cnn take my medicine, whatever lt
ASK CHANGE IN STANDARDS.
Pota.sh Shortage Will Necessitate Cer
tain I'Yrl ili'/ei- < 'banges.
A dispatch from Columbia says:
The House has passed a concurrent
resolution asking tho authorities of
Clemson College to make such modi
fications of tho rules and standards
regarding tho sale of fertilizers ns
may be deemed advisable and proper
. t this time, in view of tho scarcity
of potash. The resolution follows:
"Whereas, the abnormal and unu
sual conditions in Europe have made
it impossible to obtain potash In any
considerable quantities; and
"Whoreas, under existing law all
fertilizer? sold'or offered for sale In
South Carolina must be brandod
'high grade,' 'standard,' or Mow
grado,' and in order to conform with
existing law each grado must contain
a certain percentage of potash; now,
therefore, be lt
"Resolved, by tho House of Repre
sentatives, th? Senate concurring,
That the board of trustees of Clemson
College be, and is hereby, authorized
and empowered to establish certain
rules and regulations for the sale of
fertilizers in South Carolina, in so
far as the same may be affected by
the impossibility to obtain potash un
til the abnormal conditions referred
to shall have been remedied."