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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.
Corn, Oats, Corn Meal, Seed
Oats, Spring Barley, Hay, Shorts
and Bran, at prices that will sell
Best patent Flour, per barrel
$6-25. Good, bright, 7 per cent
Cotton Seed Meal at $34-00 per
ton, $1.80 per sack.
C. W. ?? J. E. BAUKNIGHT.
Jt It Pays to Buy for Cash. j?>
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and those dependent upon you against the fear of
the Wolf nt the Door by your savings. Your Bank
Account determines your course through this
World ; it is your anchor when without it. you
would be driven from pillar to post.
START ON THE ROAD OF INDEPEND
ENCE TO-DAY bv opening a Bank Account with
us. WE INVIT? YOU TO DO BUSINESS
WU KN YOU THIN K OF HANKING
TH I N<( OF THE
?Jo ?J? Ai ?J? ?J. ?J? At ?|? At At Ai ?J? At At
Bandits Murder Foreign Handier.
El Paso, March 10.-Enrico Vis
conti, an Italian subject and one of
tile best known foreign ranchers in
Mexico, was murdered by Mexican
bandits on his ranch at Emcinillas.
Chihuahua, last Tuesday. News of
?tho murder reached here to-day in a
telegram sent by Vin cen zo Visconti,
brother of the murdered man. Tho
telegram was sent from Presideo to
Wenceslas Garcia, a brother of the
foreman of tho ranch. The foreman
escaped when Visconti was murdered
and made Iiis way safely to Ojinnga.
Visconti's ranch is 75,000 acres in
extent and located 100 miles soutm
of Ojinaiga and about an equal dist
ance east, of .Chihuahua City. The
bandits wilio murdered Visconti seiz
ed his cousin, Juan Bilbao, a Span
iard, on his ranch, 60 miles south
west of Emcin i lias, a week previous
ly and held him for $l,.r>00 ransom,
which was paid from El Paso, lt is
supposed Visconti refused demands
for money, but no details have been
WA NTEI)-Sheriffs, constables
and police to arrest a so-called Dr.
Berry, who claims to be manager of
the Globe Optical Company, of Green
ville, S. C. See reward offered. THE
GLOBE OPTICAL COMPANY.
Worth Careful Thought
Do you read the label to know whether
your baking powder is made from cream
of tartar or, on the other hand, from alum
or phosphate ?
Royal Baking Powder is made from
cream of tartar, derived from grapes, and
adds to the food only wholesome qualities.
Other baking powders contain alum or
phosphate, both of mineral origin, and
used as substitutes for cream of tartar
because of their cheapness.
Never sacrifice quality and healthful
ness for low price.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO,
WILL EXAMINE T. U. VAUGHN.
Thorough Test of Sanity Ul Ho Made
ut Hie State Hospital.
(The State, 20th.)
Thurston U. Vaughn, formerly su
perintendent Of the Odd Fellows' Or
phan Home at Greenville, who was
sentenced to death in 1012 for abus
ing a girl in his care, and who has
been in the State penitentiary most
of the time during the succeeding
four years, will likely be sent to thc
State Hospita] for the Insane shortly
in order that a determination may
be reached ?us lo whether he is in
sane. Vaughn at his trial made a
full and highly sensational confes
Last October Vaughn was taken to
Greenville to bo rosen te need, the Su
preme Court having denied Iiis appli
cation tor <a new trial, but his coun
sel procured a stay of execution,
pending inquiry into his sanity. Gov
ernor .Manning and Solicitor Bonham
have had the prisoner examined at
the penitentiary by J. Hcywnrd
Gibbes, ?VI. H., of Columbia, and So
licitor Bonlia'in has made public, let
ters received by him from Dr.
Gibbes and Governor Manning. Mr.
Bonham on the Governor's advice
will apply soon to the Circuit Court
for an order transferring Vaughn to
the asylum for observation. Dr.
Gibbes' letter to uhe Solicitor is, ill
part, as follows:
"Governor Manning and 1 did have
a conference concerning Thurston H.
Vaughn some time in January, and I
told him that in my opinion the fair
and just thing for the State to do
would be to commit him to the State
Hospital tor the Insane for a period
of some months so that the most ad
vantageous circumstances possible
could bc obtained for determining
his exact mental condition. This ad
vice wtas based upon the 'assumption
that the State was desirous of deter
mining the verity or falsity of
Vaughn's mental aberration, and not
concerning itself simply with the
problem of prosecution with the sole
idea of consummating his execution.
"My observations of Vaughn in the
peni teni ia ry have firmly established
in my mind the belief that every
phase of his condition can be ex
plained upon the basis of malinger
ing, and tihat the mental manifesta
tions which he presents do not accord
with any recognized type of mental
disorder. However, I feel that a
definite conclusion of this kind ls
scarcely 'warranted upon the basis
of examinations conducted in the en
vironment of a penitentiary, and it
was upon this feeling that 1 based
my advice to Mr. Manning.
"1 am glad to know that you are In
sympathy with these views. I am
sure that both you and I shall be
much better satisfied wltin the final
result of the case in spite of the tem
porary delay that this arrangement
"I shall ask Dr. Williams to let me
know as soon as Vaughn enters the
hospital for the insane, 'and shall
continue my investigations in con
nection with the physicians there "
INSEPARABLE THROUGH LIFE,
.lohn P. und Staten Cantrell, Broth
ers, Pass Together Into Beyond,
On Sunday night last, March 10th,
at IQ o'clock, death claimed John P.
Cantrell, a highly respected citizen
of Walhalla. Ile was bonn March 1,
1862, and was 53 years of age. Last
Thursday night .he had a severe chill
and pneumonia set In, and it could
not be controlled. He was a man of
high moral character, always quiet, a
man of few words. In belief he was
a Catholic, i\nd was baptized in that,
faith five years ago. He married
Miss Della Welch 2r> years ago, and
she, with five children, survives him
-one son, Otto, and fodr daughters,
Anim, Rose, Cecelia and Mrs. Pearl
Rutledge. One infant son preceded
him to the grave several years ago.
Bo is also survived by one brother,
'Ilia brother, Staten Cantrell, who
had made his home with li i m con
tinuously, died yesterday (Tuesday)
morning at 8 o'clock from an attack
of pneumonia, which he contracted
ten days ago. He was 61 years of
age and had never married. These
bro fibers had never been separated,
had been together almost continu
ously all these years, and it is said
of them that they were never known
to speak a cross word or got thc
least out of patience.
"Uncle Staten" Cantrell had never
joined any church, but before his
death expressed lils desire to be bap
tized In the Catholic faith, and on
Monday a prlost baptized him.
These two devoted brothers wero
honest and upright citizens and will
bo missed by their relatives and
friends. And in death, as it wnswith
them through life, they are not sep
John P. Cantrell was burled at.
Bethel cemetery Monday at 1 o'clock,
and the body of Staten Cantrell will
bo buried at Bethel at ll o'clock to
Tho Courier Joins with many other
friends In extending to tho bereaved
unes sincere sympathy in their hour
Ono Mexican Handit Lest}?
Mexico City, March 18.-The min
ister of war, Gen. Obregon, issued a
decree to-day declaring all partiel
HOCK IIIIX LADY SUICIDES.
Miss Adams, Who Took Ufo, Had
, Visited in Walhalla.
Tl?e following dispatch carried In
last Sunday's papers brought genu
ino sorrow to many in Walhalla, the
deceased young lady having been
"Hock Hill. March IS.-Miss Wil
lie M'ay Adams, youngest daughter
of Mr. and Mr?. W. 1<\ Adams, who
reside on the Cherry farm near the
city, was found dead in Laurelwood
cemetery nt 1 o'clock this afternoon.
An empty bottle which had contain
ed poison was lying nearby and the
silent story ol' the tragedy was there
by made known to tho keeper of the
cemetery when he found the body.
"Miss Ad'.uns was a vivacious
young woman, and a short time be
fore the discovery of her lifeless
form in the cemetery was seen hy
friends mid appeared to be in her
usual good spirits. No reason for the
suicide has been assigned.
"She is survived hy her parents,
her father being the superintendent
of tho famous Cherry farms near the
city; hy a brother, Sidney Adams,
secretary of the Manchester Mills
coiporat.ion. and two sisters. Mrs. .1.
O. Neely and Miss Dennie Adams,
who reside in this city. Miss Bennie
is teaching in a school neair St. Mat
Tho deceased young lady some
years ago visited in Walhalla when
her brother, Sidney Adams, resided
here. She made many friends
among the young people of the town.
The news of her untimely death
brought sorrow to all who had
known lier, ami universal sympathy
ls felt for the bereaved family.
"SAKE AND SANK" INSURANCE,
Oeonee Fa rinern' Mutual Prepared to
Take Care ol' Legitimate Business.
The following letter lins been re
ceived by J. D. I shel 1. representative
of the Farmers' Mutual Insurance
Association of Oeonee County:
Columbia, S. C., March 16, 1?? 1 6.
Farmers' Mutual Insurance Asso
ciation, Walhalla, S. C.- Dear Sirs:
In tho present emergency, while 1
would not have ye. do anything (hat
would be at all unsafe, nevertheless
1 do urge you to do what you cnn to
?relieve the insurance situation in tho
State By judicious selection of
risks you may be able to Increase the
volume of your insurance with bene
fit to your company and lo the pub
[especially do I appeal to the farm
mutuals to aid In this situation.
There are indications that the fann
ers have nothing but the farm mu
tuals to depend upon.
I should be very glad if you could
undertake to write to your friends In
tibe counties which have not fa-rm
mutuals and urge thom to organize
farm mutuals, telling them of the
success of your company.
F. H. McMastor,
The Oeonee Farmers' Mutual In
surance Association is in position to
write safe and sound insurance
against fire loss on residences, barns,
stables, ete. Write nie if you want
insurance on your buildings, and
your letter will have prompt atten
tion. J. D. ISDELL.
Sec reta l'y mid Agent,
(adv.) Walhalla, S. C.
Hear Judge ?niith Next Sunday,
We leaguers, Mr. Editor, are de
lighted that Judge Smith luis agreed
to address our meeting next Sunday
at 3 p. ni. at tlio Presbyterian church.
We nope tho whole male population,
town and country, will turn out to
hear him nt the commodious audi
torium of tibe Presbyterian brethren.
Judge Smith has begun what we hope
will be a great career on the bench
of South Carolina. He is a Christinn
gentleman tts well as a distinguished
lawyer. Our young men especially
should gladly hear him. Leaguer.
liants in tho Columbus raid outside
the law? The decree gives the right
to nny citizen to apprehend and kill,
if necessary, the followers of Villa
who crossed tho American frontier.
The first victim of this decree was
anni mari ly executed in the city of
Hermosillo, near which place he was
captured by men who denounced him
tis one of tho raiding party. The
execution was carried out on direct
orders of tho minister of war.
The authorities declaro that tho
government will not rest until all
those guilty of the crime against tho
United States havo been run to
Let Us Save H
MATTHUS IK>WN IN MUX ICO.
Ku liston und Pershing Cull foi' More
Troops-A vint ors A et Ive.
San Antonio, Texas. March 21.
Major-Gen, Ku liston to-day asked tho
War Department for add it ional
troops, to be used in the oa'inpntgn
against Villa. Ho did not state Hie
number, but explained he wanted an
adequate force to protect the line of
COiniuiinicaf,on, already more than
KIO milos long.
Lark of news from lien. Pershing
anti the absence of any unofficial re
ports Indicating developments BOU th
of Casas Grandes since yesterday
caused Gen. Pu ns ton to scan eagerly
all reports brought to his desk, but
this had no hearing on his re-piest
for additional troops, he said. Tho
cutting ol' wires, south of 181 Paso
had not been reported to him elli
da I ly.
The request for more troops came
simply because Gen. Pershing has
lound it necessary to stretch his line
of communications so thin that u i
less reinforced soon, operations must
be restricted to a limited area.
The detachments of cavalry sent in
different directions south of Catfas
Grande? has made advisable the sta
tioning of troops nlong those lines to
support the mobile forces sweeping
th?' trail? lo Babrleora, Namtqupa
and Carmen. When Babrlcorai is
reached the advanced troop? of the
expeditionary forces will bc almost
200 miles from the border.
Washington. .Mnrch 21-Brig. Gen.
Pershing has asked for more Infantry
to keep open the lines of communi
cation behind his Hying columns. Ma
jor-den, Funston has forwarded the
request to the War Department, and
it has been taken under considera
U. S. Troops to Ahl .Mexicans.
Kl Paso, Texas, March 21.-Amer
ican troops have been dispatched to
Ivas Cruces to aid fol fighting Francis
co Villa and his ba-vd of outlaws, who
have been forced into another battle
with the Carranza troops near that
IT. S. Aviators Join Search.
Aviators of the United States army
were reported to-day searching the
almost blind trails leading to the
passes in the Sierra Madre moun
tains, where Francisco Villa may
seek to escape after his defeat by the
Carranza forces yesterday at Nami
Details of the tight, In which Col.
Cano, with about 900 Carranxistas,
took part, are lacking, but it is re
ported that Villa was badly worsted
and that he fled, leaving his dead and
Capt. B. I). Poulois is in charge of
the seven aviators selected for the
task ol' scouting for Villa, who is ex
pected lo scatter his bandits rather
than risk an engagement with che
American troops, who are said to bar
his way to the north.
Army olllcors agree that if Villa
breaks up his command into small
bands and turns to the Sierra Madre
mountains as a hiding place it will be
almost impossible to capture him.
Me spent his early days aa an outlaw
in th,ese mountains, the passeB
through which an anny and UH trans
port may not move, lt takes ton to
twelve days to negotiate these tor tu
o.i3 passes into the Sonora district.
Mexicans hero believe Villa will
hide himself away in the mountain
fastness until the American troops
have given up the chaso.
LAST OF ALLEN CLAN DIOAD.
.lack Allen and Will McGraw Were
Roanoke, Va., March 18.-.lack
Allen, brother of Sidna and Floyd Al
len, famous leaders of the gang that
shot up che Carroll county court
room, was assaulted last night at the
home of Mrs. Burt Martin, seven
miles from Mount Airy, N. C. Will
McGraw was with him when the fa
tal shot was fired and disappeared
.lack Allen discussed the Allen
trials witih McGraw, when lt is al
leged that McGraw stated that he did
not believe Wesley lOdwards, ol' tho
Carroll county clan, was as coura
geous as most people thought. This
angered Allen and the men began
fighting, while Mrs. Martin and a
neighbor ran out of the house. They
heard two shots, and on returning
found Allen dead and McGraw gone.
Jack Allen was the last of the
famous Allon clan at liberty.
Peace lu Sight ?
Galveston, Texas. March 20.-A
cablegram from a prominent ship
chartering firm in London, received
hero to-day, stated that immediate
peace te in sight in Eni rope, The mes
sage canceled arrangements for a
large amount of tonnage which was
to have boen shipped from here to
the belligerent -nations.
'ou Money on
Westminster, S. C.
l l,is;?,is:5 DA DUS IN 11>15.
Four and Ililli' Million l?ales Short of
I OM Crop.
Washington, Maroli 20.-Tho 1015
cotton crop of the United State? ag
gregated 11,050.430 running hales,
or 11,183,182 equivalent 500-pound
halos, exclusivo ol' linters and count
ing round hales as half nales, tho
census burean to-day announced lu
Its final gi nm lng report of tho season.
The Department of Agriculture, on
December 10 last, basing Its calcula
tions on reports of Its agents
? throughout Oho cotton bolt, estimat
ed tho crop nt 11,101,00 equivalent
! 00-pound hales. The census bu
reau's final figures of tho crop coin
pare with 15,005,840 running bales,
or 16,134,030 equivalent 500-pound
bales produced in 1014; 13,082,811
running balo?, or 14,156,486 equiva
lent 500-pound bales, in 1013, and
13,488,530 runninig bales, or 13,
703,421 ennlvalent u00-pound bales,
in 1012. The 10.14 crop was tho rec
ord for production. Included in tho
figures are 39,623 bates which gln
1101*3 c-i:muted would be turned out
after the Mareh canvass,
(lound baled Included numbered
111,716, compared with ??7,018 in
101 4. 00,002 hi 1918 ?ind 81,4 28 in
Sea Island huies Included nu inher
ed 01,0 20, comparad with 81,654 in
1014, 77,563 in 1018, and 73,777 in
Tho avorago gross weight ol' halos
for tho crop was 506.6 pounds, com
pared wltfh ??07.2 in 1014, 500.2 lil
1013 and 5 08 in 1912.
Ginneries ojieratetl for the crop
numbered 23,146, compared with 24,
547 tn 1014, 24,740 in 1913 and 25,
279 in 1912.
Linter cotton, not Included In tho
total ginning figures, amounted to
895,274 running balee, or 880,780
equivalent 500-pound bales, com
pared with 832,401 running bales, or
856,900 equivalent 500-pound bales,
in 1914; 631,153 running bales, or
638,881 equivalent 500-pound bales.
In 1013, and 602,324 running bales,
or 600,50 4 equivalent 500-pound
hales, ill 1912.
Production of States in equivalent
5 00-pound halos, exclusive of linters,
with comi>arlsocs, follows:
19 1 5 . 1,020,308
1014 . 1,751,375
1013 . 1,405,4 85
191 2 . 1,342,27"
1015 . 815,810
191 4 . 1,072,846
1012 . 702,048
1015 .... ;. 47,816
1014 . 81,255
1913 . 58,695
10 12 . 52,760
1915 . 1,907,310
1912 . 1,776,546
1915 . 340,606
1014 . 449,458
1913 . 443,821
1912 . 376,006
1915 . 953,620
1914 . 1,245.535
1913 .1,310,74 (
1912 . 1,046,418
1915 . 47,936
1914 . 81,752
1913 . 67,105
1912 . 55,691
915 . 698,852
1914 . 930,631
1013 . 792,545
1912 . 865,653
1015 . 630,209
1013 . 840,387
10 12 . 1,021,250
1015 . 1,133,581.
19 14 . 1,533,81 0
i 913 . 1,377,814
19 1") . 303,898
19 14 . 383,517
1913 . 379,471
1 9 12 . 276,546
1914 . 4,592,112
1912 . 4,880,210
1915 . 15,809
1914 . 25,222
1913 . 23,490
1912 . 24,398
All Othor States:
1915 . 35,694
1914 . 63,880
1913 . 32,513
1012 ._ 11,402
Tho census bureau announces that
the statistics of this report for 1016
are s ibject to slight corrections In
the tull reporttobepuhlishod later.
The following ls ? Hst of letters
remaining uncalled for in the wal
halla post office 1er the week ending
March 21, 1916: w "
Hanson, Mrs, Chas.; Love, W. H.;
Perry, R. M., chairman; Talley, Mis?
When calling for the above please
say they aro advertised.
W, ITont, P. M.