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Walhalla. R. F. D., March ?.
Special: Don't forget the Rural
School Improvement meeting on Fri
day night, March 10. at 7.30 o'clock.
At this meeting "Carolina Day" will
ho observed with appropriate exer
Misses Anna Darby and Carrie
Darby Harrison, of Walhalla, visited
our school last Tuesday.
Misses Hill and Davis visited in
tho community last week.
Mrs. Otis Vaughn spent last Mon
day in tb ie community.
W. W. West, of Wasley, spent, the
week-end with his brother, lt. D.
Mrs. W. M. Prince, of Easley,
spent several days lost week with
ber sister, Mrs. W. M. Murphree.
Mrs. J, li. Duckworth, of Walhal
la, is spending this week at the
homo of W. M. Murphree.
Claude Patterson, who lias, been
quite sick, is improving.
Paulino Thompson, who has also
boen quite sick, is better new.
Misses .lanie Harrison and Eliza
beth Stribling spent the week-end
at Tn mass?e with Mrs. Tl ay ne G.
Horn, unto Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Murphree, February 2Sth, o daugh
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MATTHUS IX SUSSIONS COURT.
No Alternative Sentences (liven Out
in Whiskey Cases.
The Court of General Sessions for
Oconeo opome.l Monday lost with
Judge Mendel L. Smith presiding.
Solicitor Jturt/. P. Smith was at his
post ready for looking after t?>e in
terests of the State in the matter of
violations of the laws. Stenographer
Clyde V. Smith was also on hand at
tho opening of tho session.
Judge Smith made a forceful
charge to the grand jury, enjoining
them to look closely after the inter
ests of the State in ?ll violation? of
tho laws, and warning them to he
very careful to avoid the possibility
of the entering into their delibera
tions of any form or prejudice or
sympathy. Mis-, advice was to "hue
to the lino, lot the Chips fall where
they may." His remarks might
well be summarized in brief by call
ing them a terso statement of duty
in ils broad sense.
T. W. LeCroy, ono of the members
of tho grand jury, was found to be
absent from the State, and Ceo. M.
Ansel, of Walhalla, was drawn to
serve in bis stead. Ile was at once
sworn in as a mom ber of the body
and entered upon his duties.
True Hills Reported.
The following true bills have been
reported by the grand jury up to this
morning: The State vs.
Alf Aiken--Assault lind battery
with intent to kill.
Sy 1 vos t e r M a x w e l l-11 o us eb rea k -
lng and larceny.
J. P. Ph i'll i ps-Disposing of prop
erty under lien.
George Morton-Assault and bat
tery with intent to kill and carrying
The following persons were given
consideration at ithe hands of the
grand jury, and true bills were re
turned against thom on tho charge of
violating the dispensary laws: Al
Thrift, John Norris, Press Johnson,
Alf -William?, L. H. Burrell (two
cases), Wi'lliami Burrell (three
cases), J. S. Sullivan (two cases),
Henry Franklin, W. H. Martin and
J. F. St-akitaker.
Dick Oglesby-Shooting into train.
Furman Bowen-Assault and bat
tery with intend to kill.
hil ins Davis-Adultery.
were returned by the grand jury in
the oases noted below:
Oscar Tol'lison-Indecent exposure
John Carroll-Assault and battery
with intent to kill.
I leary Harbert-Slander.
Disposition of Oases.
Tue case of the State vs. Leonard
Oral)am, charged with assault and
battery with intent to kill, and the
State vs. J. Hamp Butts, violating
dispensary law, wero continued on
motion of the Solicitor.
The cases against Win. Burrell, vi
olation of idspensary law; and W.
H. Hughs, violation or dispensary
law, (unable to attend), were also
Tho case against Dee Williams and
Lester Sanders was transferred 'to
the contingent docket.' (This is a
cape In which, young Williams is
charged with crime along with Les
ter Sanders, who is now serving a
tenn in the State penitentiary for
jail breaking. Sanders is still to
answer the charge of robbery and
housebreaking. Sanders pleaded
guilty to the charge of breaking
jail.) Just what connection young
Williams has with tho case remains
to be brought out in open court.
The case of the State vs. B. P.
Sloan, charged with carrying con
cealed weapons, was called and con
sidered. This was am 'appeal from
Magistrate's court. The defendant
paid the, lino Imposed by the Magis
trate and tho appeal was dismissed.
State vs. Luther Karie-violating
dispensary law. Found guilty on
two counts. Sentenced to serve 8
months on Hie public works of Oco
neo 'at hard labor, or like period In
State vs. Sylvester Maxwell
housebreaki<ng and larceny. Found
guilty on second count. Sentenced
to verve two years on public works
of Oconee at. hard labor, or like pe
riod In the State penitentiary.
State vs. John Xonris-violating
dispensary law. Pleaded guilty and
sentenced lo serve 6 -months at hard
labor on public works of Oconee, or
like period in State penitentiary.
Upon serving 15 days of sentence,
5 months will be suspended, con
ditioned upon tho observance of the
South Carolina liquor laws.
State vs. Alf Aiken-assault and
battery with Intent to kill. Remand
ed to Magistrate for trial.
State vs. J. S. Sullivan-violating
dispensary law. Pleaded guilty.
Sentenced to serve one year at hard
labor on public works of Oconee, or
like iieriod in. tho State penitentiary.
Sentence was suspended until tho 1st
day of August, 191G, and defendant
entered bond of $500 for his appear
ance at, that time before the Sheriff
r>f Oconee to begin serving sentence.
Upon the serving of 4 months ot the
sentence, the remaining 8 'months to
bo suspended, if In meantime de
fendant shalil bo guilty of violating
any of tho prohibition laws of South
Carolina, then the whole of sentence
to be enforced.
State vs. Henry Franklin-violat
ing dispensary law. Pleaded gV<Uy.
Sentence and co nd I fons thereof iden
tical with tho case above.
State vs. Alf Williame-violating
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Artillery ll.eis Verdun.
Washington, March t>.-Tho Amer
ican consulate at Treblzend, tho great
British Black Sea port, was wrecked
by shells when Russian warships
bombarded the city March 1, accord
ing to a cablegram received at tho
State Department this afternoon
from Consul Oscar S. Heiser,
(htins Minde by Germans.
London, March 7.-The attack on
Verdun has shifted to tho west and
the Germans aro now engaged In
pounding their way toward tho for
tress from beyond the Meuse, ad
vancing along tin? railroad that par
allels the westerly bank.
Last night the crown prince's
troops assaulted and took the town
of Forges, ii miles northwest of Ver
dun, but were prevented from de
bouching the Cote de L'Ole, a height
about a mile to the south.
To-day conics the admission from
Paris that tile Gormans, alter a vio
lent bombardment, forced their way
through Forges and along tho rail
road in the vicinity ol' RegneVllle, a
village a mile and a half southeast.
Simultaneously an entire division
violently attacked and captured Hill
No. 2G6, southwest of Itegneville.
Heavy losses were sustained hy the
Germans, Paris dec i a res.
The new drive ol' the Teutons ap
parently is in t'he nature of a clear
ing operation, probably indirectly
aimed at ultimate possession of thu
dominating heights in this region.
For days they have been hammering
the commanding height of Le Mort
Homme and other elevations west of
their present line of advance, which
ls bringing their infantry ahead in
the same general direction.
The present movement, if success
ful, also will straighten out the bat
tle line to the northwest of Verdun,
which now curves sharply northward
from the point of the bend in the
Meuse, the territory Included within
which, lying east of the river, was
some time ago reported cleared of
German DreadnauglitU Itcported Out.
Konie, March 5.-Twenty German
dr':adn?tlghts have left Kiel, accord
ing io information received here to
(The foregoing dispatch wau held
up by the British censor for two
days. Another dispatch flied in Lon
don at a.2ii o'clock Tuesday morning
said that a' fleet of 25 German war
ships was observed Monday cruising
in the North Sea. The message was
received in London from Vlieland,
American Diplomat Dead.
Washington, .March (5.-Olney Ar
nold, American diplomatic agent
and consul general at Cairo, Egypt,
died yesterday in a hospital at Lis
bon, Portugal. Advices to the Slate
Department from the American con
sulate told pf his death, but did not
state the cause.
dispensary law. Pleaded guilty. Sen
tence and conditions same as in J. S.
State vs. Press Johnson-violating
dispensary law. Pleaded guilty.
Sentence tho same as above cases,
except that defendant is required to
serve '.I months of sentence, remain
ing ?) months being suspended under
State vs. L. H. Burrell-violating
dispensary law. Pleaded guilty. Sen
tence: One year on public works; 7
months suspended. Defendant to
serve 5 months on public works, be
ginning August 1. -Bail of $500 for
appearance at. that time. Full sen
tence to ho served if guilty of other
violations of prohibition laws.
Town of Walhalla vs. Deitrich
Rutledge and George Rutledge
(Appeal from Mayor's Court.). Ap
peail dismissed and sentence of the
Mayor's Court afllrnied.
State vs. L. H. Burrell-violation
of dispensary law. Pleaded guilty.
Sentence: One year on public works.
Defendant to serve 5 months, begin
ning August 1. Full sentence to op
?ralo if guilty of violation of any
prohibition laws. $500 bail for ap
pearance 011 August 1.
State vs. Alf Williams-violation
dispensary law. Pleaded guilty. Sen
tence Identical with other cases. To
serve 5 months; 7 months suspend
ed on same conditions.
State vs. Al Thrift-violation of
dispensary law. Nol prossed by the
Stato vs. Press Johnson-violation
dispensary law. Pleaded guilty,
-ame bail and suspension conditions
to August 1. To servo months; 9
State ve. John S. Sullivan-viola
tion dispensary law. Pleaded guilty.
One year on public works; to serve
4 months; 8 months suspended on
usual conditions. Same bail provis
ion and penalty if guilty of violation
of any prohibition laws.
State vs. Dick Oglesby-shooting
into train. Pleaded guilty. Sen
tence has not yet been passed.
State, vs. Georgo Morton-assault
and battery with Intent to kill, and
carrying concealed weapons. Ver
dict: Guilty of assault and battery
with intent to kill. Motion has been
made for new trial, and same will be
argued to-day. Sentence will not be
passed until this hearing ls had.
State vs. B. Stephens-disposing
or property under Hen. Tho lury is
still out In Wils case as we go to
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SIZING ri? ont COUNTRY.
Definite Information Wanted As to
Men mid Munitions.
Washington, March 5.-Tho War
Department, determined to be pre
pared for any eventuality, has order
ed a country-wide Inquiry to ascer
tain bow many men of military ex
perience would be available for com
m testons in tho army should their
services be needed. This Inquiry has
been directed 1)rat to all commission
ed officers who sow service in the
Spanish war. Each has boon asked
whether he can bo depended to re
turn to the colors should bis coun
try call him.
In addition', inquiries have been
sent to nil of those who Informally j
offered their services to the United
States when the Mexican situation
was most acute about two years ago.
At 'that time the War Department
looked up and listed a vast number
of engineers and other technical ex
perts whose services would be inval
uable in war. To all the inquiry bas
been renewed and each has been
asked to inform tho War Depart
ment whether the tender of services
made in tho former Mexican crisis
holds good at present.
As a further means of increasing
the commissioned personnel of the
ttt'iny, should need arise, the depart
ment is making a very careful study
ol' the lists ol those attending the
students' military camp and the
business men's 'in I Ht airy camps, nota
bly that held at Plattsburg, N. Y.,
last year. The ratings attained by
all of those participants are being
gone over to show just how many
and what character of officers could
be commissioned from this source.
The other roliunce of the War De
partment outside of the regular army
is the organized militia and adju
tants general of the various States
will report just what could bo ex
pected from their organizations by
way of officers and enlisted men.
To completo this tactical peace
mobilization tho experts of the quar
termaster's corps of the annoy of the
Ordnance Department are agnin list
ing tho various manufacturing plants
of the country, to know what their
output of munitions and war sup
plies probably would be. Last year
former Secret*ry Garrison directed
that such an inquiry be made. To
get this phase of the work further in
hand the Commerce and Treasury
Departments have boen asked for
the figures showing juBt what tho ex
ports ol' munitions and other war
supplies lo. the European belliger
ents have been. From these reports
it would be possible to deduce just
what the total American output
would be should the United States
need its war products to light its
NEW S ECU ETA HY OF WAH.
Newton D. linker, of Ohio, Chosen by
Washington, March fi.-Newton I). I
Baker, former Mayor of Cleveland,
hos been selected by President Wil
son for Secretary of War. His nomi
nation will go to the Senate to-mor
row, and administration leaders ex
pect quick confirmation so that the
new Secretary may take active
charge of the War Department's
plans for army increase and reorgan
Mr. Baker is a lawyer, and as a
leader among Ohio Democrats has I
been a warm supporter of the Wilson
policies since tho pre-oonventlon
campaign in 1912. He has been a
close personal friend of Mr. Wilson
since tho latter was his instructor
years ago ut Johns-Hopkins Univer
sity, aird was offered the post ol Sec
retary of Hie Interior in the original
Wilson cabinet, but declined because
he then was mayor. He is under
stood to be in thorough accord with
the President on the preparedness
program and foreign finest'ons.
An offer of tho War Secretaryship
was made lo Mr. Baker by telegraph
several days ago, after the President
had spent more than three weeks
carefully going over a long list ol'
those suggested to succeed Secretary
Garrison. Mr. Baker accepted, and
upon being notified to-day wired that
he .would be In Washington Thurs
Mr. Baker, who is 44 years old,
will be the youngest member of
President Wilson'^ cabinet by more
than five years. Tho next youngest
member ls Secretary Houston, who
celebrated his fiftieth birthday re
Frauds to Succeed Marye.
Washington, .March ii. - Tho
White House officially announced on
Saturday that tho nomination of Da
vid H. Francis, of St. Louis, to be
Ambassador to Russia to succeed
George T. Marye, resigned, will be
sent, to the Senate.
It was stated word had been re
ceived from Petrograd that Francis,'
appointment would bo satisfactory to
the Russian government.
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Match Causes Fearful Explosion in
Disinfecting Solution. 1
101 Paso, Texas, March 6.-Nine
dead, cloven probably fatally burned
and a score or moro less seriously
injured was tho tell of an explosion
and ll ix? late to-day at the City jail.
Thc naiine of one American is In
cluded in. the list of dead, and twelve
are numbered among th ono serious
ly burned. Surgeons said to-night
that the death lift probably would
reach 20, and that many of tho in
jured would not live more than a
few hon rn.
The accident was the result oi a
Hash of Hame from a solution being
used in a disinfection bath being icl
niinistertd to a large number of
prisoners. The blaze ls said lo have
been caused by a lighted match
thrown into the Huid.
li. 0. Rugby, a trusty, to-night
named H. M. Cross ns the man who
struck tho match 'Which started the
Ure. Cross was under arrest for va
grancy. Ile died of his injuries.
Wht n the burst of danie blew out
the windows and (loot's a number of
victims dashed luto the streets on
lire from head to foot, One of tho
victims, a veritable torch, plunged
tlviOIIgh jagged remains of a window
pane anti gained the jail roof where
he expired. A number of tho prison
ers were blinded.
ramass?e, March 4.-Special: On
Monday, February 21st, our commu
nity was startled by au earthquake
shock. lt was a slight one, how
ever, and no damage was reported,
save to the nerve?. We wero sur
prised on Saturday following by a
lively snow ?tomi,. During tho af
ternoon and night the "wind and
snow held full sway. Again on Mon
day the snow feJll iii big-sized Hakes,
continuing Uh rough the night. This
was the heaviest snow-fall of the
season. Small patches may yet be
seen In shady spots.
While visiting Iii Walhalla re
cently Mrs. C. Jones suffered a se
vere attack of indigestion. lier
many friends willi be glad to know
that she is unite 'Well again.
Mrs. W. J. Uomrd and W. fi. Wat
son spent Friday and Saturday of
last week with Mrs. J. M. SVtton In
Miss Mattie I/eo and Mrs. Jesse
Day, of Cheohee, visited relativos at
Six-Milo, Piokene county, recently.
Misses Elissa both Strlbling, Katlo
and Hannah Miller Harrison and
Janie Harrison wero week-end
guests of Mrs. Mayne Jones nt Tn
massee Place a fortnight ago.
Mrs. Alice Cobb has returned to
her home in Westminster after a
pletasaht visit to her daughter, Mrs.
Miss Hannah M Blur Harrison, of
Walhinlla, spent a short while re
cently with MIKS Aline W'hltmiro.
Luther McBeo and Will Cleveland,
of Creen ville, caine over In Mr.
Cleveland's car for a hunt last Tues
day. They wero the guests of IL
Tho Oconoe T?l?phone Company
has moved the phone from the Ta
niassee post olllco Into tho residence
of John Rantin The same good
service will bo found there as for
merly at the post office.
?Mr. and Mrs. J. P. 'Beatty, of the
Picket Post section, were visiting
relatives here last. Sunday.
J. B. Compton, of Picket Post, vis
ited latft Sunday at tho home of (leo.
Miss Minnie Barker spent last
week-end at her homo In Walhalla.
On February 2i> Hie literary so
ciety of tho TnTiWlSKce school held its
regular meeting. The pupils whose
names appeared on the program
were NIlWl Nicholson, Sophia Rogers,
Rimer busk, Belle. Hannah, Dorcas
and Lizzie Satterfleld, Callie Nichol
son and Cona Satterfleld.
County Teachers' Association.
'Tho Oconoe County Teachers' As
sociation will hold Its next meeting
at 11 o'clock next Saturday, March
ll, 1916, at tho Westminster High
School building. .Tho association is
fortunate in having secured Dr. 10.
A. Hines, of Seneca-; Dr. C. M. Wal
ker, of Westminster, and Dr, W. R.
Craig, of Walhalla, to address this
meeting. Interesting talks on
"Clean-Up Day" and "Recreation"
will be given by Mrs. J. It. Cobb and
Miss 101 len Duncan.
Tho attendance at tho meetings of
tho Teadhers* Association has been
excellent. Every teacher In the
county is expected to be present at
the meeting on March ll th.
Attempts to learn the flit o of Ari
zona cliff dwellings will ne made by
comparing the Pings in tree trunks,
preserved from that time, with those
of the largest living trees in the
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