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Jocassee, Keb. 7.-Special: Farm
ers are badly behind with their work
on account of the continuous rain.
Will Hinkle and son, of North
Carolina, spout last Saturday with
Lloyd Brown, of Walhalla, spent
Saturday in Joenssee.
Joe Burgess made a business trip
to Little River last. week.
There ls a good deal of moving
taking place In this section.
We are sorry to give up Gus Rob
ertson, who is goiirg to move to Sap
phire, N. C. Jack Patterson will take
bis place in Jocassee. We welcome
him as an old neighbor.
Joe Burgess and Homer Whitmire
spent Saturday with Byar Talley at
There is somo building going on In
Jocassee. J. 13. Burgess is building
a house for Ules Cantrell in the up
per end of his big bottom.
R. W. Burgess, of Little River,
visited Dr. Powell in this section last
Miss Louise Whitmire has return
ed to Greenville to her school. Her
many friends wish her success.
J. B. Burgess, of Little River, was
*n this section last week.
Ford Burgess, of Glenville, N. C.,
spent a short while with bis grand
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Prisoners and Ifcioty.
Berlin, Feb. 7.-"A total of 1,420,
171 enemy soldiers to date are pris
oners of war in Germany," the Over
seas News Agency announced to-day.
"This is not inclusive of prisoners
made by German troops and left in
Austria-Hungary in order to shorten
"In addition 10,700 cannon, 7,700
military carriages and 3,000 ma
chine guns have been conveyed to
Germany, these not including numer
ous cannon and machine guns de
stroyed by the enemy before capturo
and those used at once by German
"The number of rifles taken which
are st ill flt for use is 1,300,000."
Situation Almost Normal.
Berlin, Feb. 6.-American Ambas
sador Morgenthau (Constantinople),
here on his way homo, said in an in
terview to-day as given out by the
Overseas Agency, that the situation
In Constantinople ls almost normal.
There is no scarcity of food. The
American embassy ls very busy car
ing for the interests of ten nations.
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Burgess.
Taylor Breedlovo accompanied him.
it Goods at
Westminster, S. C.
KILLS ON li, WOUNDS ANOTHER.
Mill Employ?e Evidently Mentally
Spartan-burg, Feb. 7.-Theodore
H. Upton, an employee of the Appa
lachia mill, near Greer, who ran
amuck on the highway leading from
Greer to the mill early Sunday morn
ing, killing Lafoy Mirna, of Green
ville county, and wounding A. B.
.Waddell, of Greer, is in Jail hero
awaiting an investigation of his
strange conduct. Upton is a married
man and is said to have several chil
dren residing at Appalachia. Sunday
night he appeared on the highway
leading out of Greer, with a gun in
his hand, demanding of those whom
he met what righi they had on the
road. His first encounter was with
A. B. Waddell, against whose sto
mach he thrust his gun, which Wad
dell wrenched from his hand, but
later returned it to Upton, to have
himself again covered, and this time
wounded in the shoulder. Frighten
ed, Waddell put off for an officer, but
before he had gone far Upton came
upon three men, Lafoy Minis, John
Walker and Cliff Brown. 'He de
manded of these that they throw up
their hands, which they did, but in
spite of their disposition to surren
der Upton fired upon Minis, shooting
him through the heart and killing
In so far as has been developed by
the police Upton had nothing against
Mime and it is possible that he did
not know him. After the killing Up
ton remained at the spot, having
thrown his gun away in the mean
time, and was there when the officers
came to take him in charge.
The inquest held to-day failed to
throw any light upon the motives of
Upton. The case is regarded as one
of the strangest in the criminal af
fairs of the county. 1
Local News nt Seneca.
Seneca, -Feb. 7.-Special: The
many friends of B. F. Sloan were
pleased to see him in Seneca the past
Central High School basket ball
team played the Seneca High School
team Friday afternoon. Our girls
were again defeated, but they put up
a splendid front in a snappy game,
which resulted in a score of 9 to 7.
The same afternoon our boys play
ed the Anderson boys and were vic
tors in an exciting game.
Miss Eleanor Furman, of Green
ville, wa? one of the teachers who ac
companied the basket ball team, and
she was accorded a hearty welcome.
Miss Sarah Davis attended a dance
at the home of the Misses Davis, near
Richland, last Friday evening.
Mrs. I. E. .Wallace is visiting in
Mrs. W. J. Lunney returned Satur
day from a lengthy visit to her par
ents, Col. and Mrs. R. E. Mason, at
The Once-a-Week Club met with
Mrs. O. F. Bacon last week, and as is
always the case with this gracious
hostess, was royally entertained.
Mr. and Mrs. It. L. Nimmons are
being congratulated upon the arrival
of a young lady at their house.
"The Birth of a Nation," that great
est of picture shows, will be present
ed in Greenville next week on the
nights of the 14th, 15th and 16th,
and a large number of Seneca people
aro planning to go over for one per
formance at least. It is supposed
that "The Clansman," "The Leopard
Spots" and Dickson's stories lip?n
which the play ls built, will be in de
mand this week.
Miss Willio Hawkins, who is cap
tain of the Greenville Central High
School basket ball team, remained
over after the game for a visit to her
sister, Mrs. Charles Floyd.
Rev. T. M. dolphin has been visit
ing in Orangeburg and St. Matthews
for a week.
T. M. Lowery, of Plains, Ga., made
a brief visit to Seneca the past week.
The play, "Mrs. Briggs of the Poul
try Yard," was presented on Friday
night to a big house, the school audi
ti i lu m being packed. Tho work of
the entire east was fully up to stand
ard and the audience was entirely
sympathetic, giving liberal and hearty
ippiuuHo throughout the performance.
The Ladles' Aid Society of the Pres
byterian church, under whose aus
pices the affair was given, is to bo
congratulated upon scoring another
TUM SCHOLARSHIP MATTER.
Senator Veiner, Enjoying Rest,
' Writes of legislativo Matters.
Richland, Feb. 5.-Editor Keowee
Courier: For three weeks 1 have not
had time to write you a word. Tho
Senate adjourned Friday to meet
Tuesday at 8 p. m., so I am at homo
for three dnys, and will endeavor to
write a letter that I hope will prove
a source of information to your
Tho two measures of most import
ance before the Senate this session
are a bill to abolish free tuition and
free scholarships in the Institutions
for higher education In this State,
and a bill to punish violators of tho
liquor laws by imprisonment or
chain gang sentences without tho al
ternative of fine. The latter passed
tho Senate In Us original form; the
former with material amendments.
If the liquor bill passes the House In
its present shape the men who vio
lates that law, If convicted, . '.ll serve
time In jail or on the roads without
any alternative. I voted against this
The bill to abolish free tuition and
free scholatships was amended so as
to give the State Hoard of Charities
and Corrections power to investigate
the free tuition and free scholarships
in all the State colleges, with power
to revoke, recall and determine all
scholarships of undeserving students
holding such scholarships or such
free tuition. The word "undeserv
ing" means those who are found not
to Le Indigent or unable to pay. (Thia
does not apply to students now hold
ing scholarships, or to those who get
free tuition for the present year.)
So, if this bill passes the House-of
which there appears to- be little
doubt-the State Board of Charities
and Corrections -will determine TV ho
shall and who shall not'have free tul
Hon and free scholarships in this
State. It ls to be boped that then
the deplorable and shocking condi
Hons of fraud, graft and perjury now
practiced in this State to secure those
privileges will be stopped. The
names of those who compose the
State Board of Charities and Corree
-Hons follow: George B. Cromer, LL
D., president; Z. T. Cody, D. D. Wal
lace, L. ED. Carrigan. A. S. Johnstone
A. D. Oliphant, C. K. Creitzberg
These are men of character, and rep
resent fairly the religious, social and
political status of the Commonwealth
and ^should they be entrusted with
?this important branch of our educa
tional system, we may expect great
things of them. Certainly all well
Informed persons admit that there is
great room for improvement in till
department of our State government
It is interesting to know that o
the 2,400 students in the State col
lejes, only 20 per cent pay tuition
that is, where only 480 students pa
tuition there are 1,920 who do no
pay, and who are required under the
laws of the State to make onth to th
effect that they are not able to pay
Who, with any knowledge of cond
Hons surrounding the vast majority
of the parents of these 1,920 free
students, believes this?
Grave charges of corruption an
fraud have been mnde time after
.time and year after year in both end
of the State House. They have never
been denied by a ?lngle man i
either branch of tho General Assem
bly, and yet this vice and scandal has
gone on and on until its harmful an
baneful effects are only second to that
of the old State liquor dispensary
lt does not really take first place i
the corrupting of our people.
Tho great outstanding need in this
State to-day is not for more money
or moro schools or more churches
but for a higher standard of man
hood, a more honest and a moro el
vated citizenship. This implies a di
honest and a debased citizenship, an
who will deny that this, in part,
true? So true it is that, on accoun
thereof, we have in this State to-day
a great public distress. And "the
only cure for public distress ls public
education, directed to make men
thoughtful, merciful and just." Who
Bees anything in our system o? educa
Hon to make mon thoughtful? What
thinking man with an atom of sense
believes ho can defraud his fellow
man In tho manner described ahove
without harm to himself? Where
Is there any mercy In a law that
takes ten men or women to stand for
% thing-in competitivo examina
MA Y HE TWO WEEKS MORE.
Six 11 Mildred Hills Have So Ear Roon
Int rt M li iced.
Columbia, Eob. 6.-Tho prospects
are that the General Assembly will
continue In session for two more
weeks. The remainder of the timo
will bo devoted to a discussion cf
several big measures which havo
boen Introduced with the approval of
tho administration. The appropria
tion bill will bo finally disposed of
by the Senate next week. Unless
radical changes are made by the up
per branch tho bill will provide for a
State tax levy of 6 % mills, which ls
hnlf a mill less than the levy lust
Six Hundred Hills Offered,
More than 600 bills have boon In
troduced '.at this session, and there is
little chance for tho pnssago of a
large majority of thom.
One of the most Important bills to
be passed ls tho Liles measure, which
will provide a chain gang sentence
for the violators of the prohibition
law. Governor Manning has been
provided with a fund to enforce tho
The House has made provision for
meeting the Federal property short
age, which 'means that tho two regi
ments of the National Guard will
hold their encampments as usual this
Morgan Must Fay #27,00?.
Mine?la, Long Island, Feb. fi.
Michael Killilea, a dairyman, em
ployed by J. P. Morgan at Olen Cove,
won a verdict ?f $27,000 damages
against Morgan for injuries on the
night of July 30 last when Frank
Holt shot Mr. Morgan. He fell when
a bicycle struck a rope stretched on
a bridge to keep motorists away, and
suffered injuries which the doctor?
say will cause total blindness. Ho
? ? -
Boat of 40 Miles Speed.
Mew York, Feb. 5.-Motorboat
manufacturers with an exhibit at the
show hero, anounce that a representa
tivo of tho navy department has or
dered a high speed, 16 cylinder. 800
horsepower boat for use In the coast
patrol service, lt will have a speed
of over 40 miles an hour, and will be
equipped with small calibre guns and
torpedo tube. Several of this type
boats are being used by the Russian
Hons, which is largely a gamble to
say the most for lt-and then gives
that thing to one of them and com
pels the other nine to pay for lt? lt
ls nothing short of a lottery, and gen
erally, as in other gamea of chance,
tho one who can best afford to lose
Where ls there any justice in a law
that taxes one man to pay another
man's bills? Whore you give one
man a privilege, you thereby take
away another man's rights. The
question of the rich or of the poor
has nothing to do with this principle.
You say -wo ought to help the poor.
This I grant, but we differ greatly ns
to how wo shall do lt.. In this case tho
rosily needy ones never win because
they are unable to make the effort.
As between those who do compete,
the prizes generally go to those who
have already had best advantages,
and for that very reason "under the
law" aro "least deserving." At any
rate, ? agree with Emerson that "it
ls a low benefit to give mo something,
but lt is a high benefit indeed to help
mo to do something of myself."
This State ls giving away annually
$140,000 in free tuition and Iii free
scholarships-$55,4 50 in scholarships,
which means tuition, food and clothes
for 4 25 men and women each year.
This sum ?3 divided about as follows:
Clemson-215 boys, $100
The Citadel-68 boys, $200
Winthrop-125 girls, $100
Charleston Medical College,
7 boys, each $150 . 1,050
The State Superintendent of Educa
tion is for abolishing this feature en
tirely. The tuition given away ls
about $85,000. Tho State Superin
tendent is for making tuition free. I
shall have more to R'ay on this sub
ject. B. E. Vemer.
MRS. MOHR IS ACQUITTED.
Two Negroes Named a? Co-defendants
Convicted of Murder.
Providence, R. I., March 5.-Mrs.
Elizabeth F. Mohr was acquitted by a ?
jury to-night of a charge of having
instigated tho murder of her hus
band, Dr. C. Franklin Mohr. C. Vic
tor Drown and Henry H. Spellman,
negroes, who were accused of tho ac
tual killing, were found guilty. Tho
jury reported at 6.07 o'clock, after
having been out since 10.50 o'clock
Mrs. Mohr swooned while the fore
man was announcing tho verdict. Her
head dropped forward and she was
Slipping from her chair when hor at
torneys grasped her and supported
her, while a court officer rushed for a
glass of water.
Another charge against Mrs. Mohr
and the two negroes is that they
committed an assault on 'Miss Emily
Purger with intent to kill. Miss
Burger was shot whilo riding with
Dr. Mohr on the night he was attack
ed. Brown and Spellman are accus
ed of actually firing the shots at Miss
Burger, while Mrs. Mohr ls charged
with being an accessory before the
Mrs. Mohr apparently was In a stu
por when tho foreman pronounced the
' words "not guilty." She recovered
Flgfrt Only Begun,
"The flghi. has only begun,"' was
i he comment of Wm. H. Lewis, coun
sel for Brown, who said that he might
carry tho case to the Supreme Court.
Attorney Gene ml Rice declined to
comment on the verdict. Ho would
not say when the other charges
against Mrs. Mohr would bo tried, Jf
The trial began January 10 and the
1 jury had been kept together all the
time. They went to their respectivo
homes for the first time In four
Dr. Mohr, a physician practicing in
this city and Newport, was shot fatal
ly on tho evening of August 31, 1915,
as he was sitting in his stalled auto
mobile In a lonely spot In Barring
Ceo. W. 'Healls, the negro chauf
feur, made a confession, In which he
alleged that Mrs. Mohr had agreed to
pay him, Drown and Spellman $5,000
If they would murder her husband.
Tho police also claimed that tho
other two negroes made confessions,
which were substantially repudiated.
Healls pleaded guilty to manslaugh
ter and became a witness for tho
For Philippine Independence.
Washington, Pcb; 4.-The Philip
pine bill, which would extend to the
islands a greater degree of self-gov
ernment and would authorize the
President to grant them absolute in
dependence within four years, passed
tho Senate to-night, 52 to 24. Vari
ous D?mocratie Senators, led by Sen
ator Stone, of the foreign relations
committee, tried unsuccessfully to
amend certain features of the Inde
pendence clause, but in the end tho
Democrats, jobicd by six Progrosslve
Republicans, voted solidly for tho
m ca sn re.
It is understood tho bill will go to
tho House with the backing of Presi
dent Wilson and will be pressed for
early passage, Administration lead
ers to-night seemed confident that
the bill, Including the independence
feature, which Democratic Senators
declare, squares it with the Balti
more platform, would have tho ap
proval of the House Democratic ma
Dog On Track Causes Death.
Athens, Ga., Feb. 5.-i\V. P. Cheek,
aged 23, of Eastanolee, Ga., a line
man for tho Western Union, was in
stantly killed three miles south of
Athens this afternoon when the rail
road motor car on which he and Line
man E. R. Harris were riding over
A dog ran across tho Seaboard Air
Line track, the machine r.truck tba
animal and turned completely over
as the car was running about ten
miles an -hour. Cheek struck tn?
crossties, a, gaping hole was crushed
in his skull, one aTm was badly mu
tilated, land death was instantaneous.
Harris escaped with slight injuries.