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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER._WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, APHID 1?, HMO._ New Series No. ?30_Volunte liXVII._No. Kt.
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MEN LIKE TO WEAR
that don't have to be "broken in".
You can put on a new pair of
correctly fitted to your feet, and wear
them at once with comfort and satis
faction. You'll like them for their
H PATRIOT SHOES are "Star
Brand" Shoes-the star stamped on the
heel is positive assurance of honest
materials (all leather-no substitutes)
and skillful workmanship.
C. W. & J. E.
WALHALLA, S. C.
"IT PAYS TO BUY FOR CASH."
OM EVERY HEEL
ty *i> ?I? -i* ?i* 2?4,^..^..^ 4. 4..l..,
* "Your Actions Speak So Loud *
I Cannot Hear What You Say,"
some ono has said. Our actions talk. Thc State Bank Ex
aminer says wo have moro small notes than any bank in thc
.?* State of South Carolina, with only ono exception. Wo have
hundreds of checking accounts with ail average balance of
less than ODO hundred dollars. Our notions show wo appro
* ciato SI'ALL ACCOUNTS and that we like to do business
.j. with men of small moans; Wo are glad to say wo have a
number of children among our depositors. Your small ac
count will bo appreciated by us.
WHEN YOU THINK OF HANKING ty\
THINK OF THE jj
ty WESTMINSTER BANK. ty
* tytytytytytyty + tytytytytyty
If Yoi* Want GOOD SHOES Buy
W. L. DOUGLAS' Shoes,
THE BEST IN THE WORLD. FOR SALE AT
Westminster, S. C.
POST OFFICH DRAFT PROPOSED.
Deportment Considering Scheme Sou- | <
gested hy WnlhnllaV Postmuster.
The citizens of Walhalla have're
alized for some time that we have one ,
of the best postmasters in the service
to-day. This fact is not only known
local'y, hut che department at Wash
ington has before now taken cogni
zance of it. Mr. Faut bas inaugurat
ed numerous improvements locally
that have been adopted by other post
masters. Mis most recent proposal
for increased postal efficiency is the
adoption of a "post office draft,"
which is now receiving consideration
in Washington. This information
ernies from Washington by \va> of
a dispatch to the Anderson Mail from
A. M. Carpenter, former editor of
that paper, now a government em
ployee. Ti-" dispatch says:
Postmaster X. L. Fant, of Walhal
la, has worked out a sdheme for a
system of post office drafts, similar to
ordinary bank drafts, which is being
considered by the post oflicc depart
ment, and if it is adopted it will mean
a revolution in the transmission of
ninney from one part of the country
Postmaster Pant's Idea is to have
the post office handle drafts, and the
method he has worked out seems very
sin.pie. Under it the post office de
partment would place on sale ai all
post offices Whit would be known as
a "draft" application for a money or
der The price would be two cents,
which would represent the return
postage. Here ?B the scheme:
if A wanted a remittance from D
for any reason whatever, and as a
means of inducing B to respond, and
for his convenience, A would buy a
"draft" and mail lt direct to B. if
B honored the draft lie would take lt
to his postmaster with the money,
get attached coupon receipt, that's
all- -the postmaster would do the
test; that ls, he would draw an or
der for the corresponding amount
and mail direct to A under cover of
a penalty envelope.
If B did not honor Hie draft, and
destroyed it, as would be done in
numerous instances, that fact would
not make a particle of difference with
t'ho post office department, as the ]
"drafts" would be paid for in ad
In instances where an individual
wished to protect another from the
publicity of a bank draft, the money
order draft would be the means, and
In localities wihere there are no
banks tho money order draft would
supply a much needed convenience.
The scheme ls being considered by
i the officials of the post office depart
ment, but as yet no decision bas been
reached as to its adoption.
Mr. Fant ls regarded at the depart
ment as one of the most efficient post
mast-; rs In t'ho country. He'has made
many suggestions for the improve
ment of the postal service, some of
whioh have already been adopted
with good results, lt is but natural,
however, that Mr. Wornt should take
so much interest in Oie service, for he
has never boen engaged in any otlior
business. He began life as a clerk In
the Anderson post office, and was la
ter In the railway mail service for
more than a quarter of a century,
having the run between Bolton and
Walhalla. He was In the latter posi
tion when he was appointed postmas
ter at Walhalla.
"LAST WORD" WILSON SENDS.
As Message Nenrs Completion Word
Conics of Austrian Attack.
Washington, April 17.-The com
munication1 which ho liad drafted as
the last word of the United States to
Germany on the submarine issue was
completed to-day by President Wil
son, lt probably will be dispatched
to Berlin to-morrow.
Tho document reviews Germany's
submr/lne activities since the Lusi
tania was sunk and makes plain that
only an immediate change in the Ger
man policy can make possible the
continuance of friendly relations be
tween the two nations.
As the President was putting the
finishing touches to the note, ofllcial
word was received by tho State De
partment that the lives of two Ameri
cans had been endangered by an at
tack on the Russian bark Imperator,
bound from Gulf port, Miss., for Mar
seilles, France, by an Austrian sub
marine. Clark Bailey Hurst. Ameri
can consul general at Barcelona,
Spain, who sent tho report, said that
the attack was without warning. One
of the Americans was wounded by
A full Investigation of the incident
was ordered. If tho consul general's
report ls borne out it is probable that
representations similar to those be
ing made to Oerjunny will be sent to
?j* >j< ?j? fj? *I??l*?I?*f?*f-1? ?X**I**I*
4? CALI? TO THK CLUBS. ?J>
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Walhalla, April 18, 1916.
All Democratic clubs of Oconee
county are called to meet at their re
spective precincts on Saturday, April
22d, 1916, to re-organlze, elect offi
cers and delegates to the County Con
vention, which will meet at the Court
House on Monday, May 1st, 1916.
The club will ?end one delegate to
the County Convention for each 25
voters on their rolls, or a majority
fraction thereof. Jas. M. Moss,
THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTER.
Uhurge of Vagrancy Changed Wlien
leach Man Produced $5,000.
Savannah, Ga.. April 18.-Three
strange men, said to be Germans, but
whose names could not bc ascertain
ed, were arrested at Hardeevllle, S.
C., at the instigation of Lieut. A. P.
C ron kb i te, United States engineer
corps, who suspected them of espion
age. A?search of the prisoners' cloth
ing, it was said, revealed the Tact that
they were in possession of maits giv
ing minute details of fortifications
and roads along this section of the
coast, and carried an elaborate pbo- i
A charge of vagrancy, on willoh the
men were taken into custody, was
changed to a charge of being suspi
cious characters when each of the
three produced Sr,,OOO to disprove the
Lieut. Cronkbite. in charge of a
detachment from Company B, of the
First Battalion, United States Engi
neer Corps, has been engaged for
several weeks In making military
mane and gathering other data along
the South Atlantic coast t'hat would
be of value in Hie event of waar. Ac
cording to reports, the three loreign
ers have been following the detach
ment since it left Savannah, working
toward Charleston, some time ago.
The documents found on them, lt was
said, would be of value to foreign
governments should they become in
volved in war with the United States.
MCCORMICK, OUR RABY COUNTY,
Began Its Existence Last Friday
The -lath County.
Columbia, April 15.-McCormick
is South Carolina's "baby county."
McCormick will take the place that ?
haR been held for several years by i
Tlie new unit, which lias been de- !
dared legal by the Supreme Court, j
and bas already been recognized by j
the Supreme Court, began its exist- '
ence yesterday as the 4 6th county in
McCormick, the county seat, ie lo- !
cated on the Charleston and Western j
Carolina railway, aliout 4 3 miles i
above Augusta, had a population of :
613, according to Mi o last United
States census. The population ha?
been materially increased during the j
past year. ?t is a prosperous town j
and ie Bilrrounded by a rich agricul- i
tu ral section.
The new county is made up Crom j
Edgefield, Abbeville and Greenwood !
Tbe principal towns in tho now ?
county are: McCormick, Parksville,
Plum Brandi. Modoc, Clark's Hill,
Merewether, Mt. Carmel, Willington
One newspaper is now published at
McCormick, and it is said that a new ,
paper will begin publication within
the next several weeks.
Citizens of the new county yester
day held a celebration ai McCormick
over L'lio victo!y won in the Supreme
10 Houses Bum at Creen ville.
Greenville, April 14. - Sixteen
house? were destroyed by fire this
morning at the Woodside Mill, situ
ated just outside t'he city limits. The
origin of the lire if? unknown, but in
a high wind, tho flames swept both
sides of Fifth street for a considera
ble distance, buming everything in
Tho fire started about 11 o'clock
anil burned for a little over an hour
before it was under control. Tho
high wind spread the flames very
quickly from ono house to the others.
Insurance was carried in a blanket
policy by the mill on air of tho
houses, but there was practically no
insurance on tho household effects of
the employees, and very little furni
ture was saved.
Which Do ?
It is important for
practical economy fo
to ask herself this qu
" Do I prefer a pur
Royal, made of cream
grapes, or am I willi
powder made of alun
derived from mineral s
The names of th
on the label show w
are now using or any
that may be offered
of tartar powder, or
or alum compound.
Royal Baking Pow
BAD WRECK ON N. Y., N. H? * H.
Itcports Vary Widely AK tb til? liOss
of Life-Train Telescoped.
HrariTord, It. I., April 17.-Thirty
or moro persone were reported crush
ed or burned to death lu a collision
of trains on tho New York, New Ha
ven and Hartford railroad hero to
night. The accident occurred at
7.HO o'clock and four hours later
wrecking and hospital crows were
said to 'have recovered .'10 bodies.
The deaths occurred in the rear
coach of a four-coach local train
bound from Boston to New London,
which haid stopped at the local sta
tion when lt was run down by the
(lilt lOdge Express, bound from Hos
ton for New York.
This coach was telescoped and
bunned. The car took tiro and the
flames, communicating to the passen
ger station and freight house, de
stroyed both buildings.
Hays Only On? Killed.
New York, April 17.-Officials of
tho New Haven railroad announced
to-night, that they had received a tel
ephone message from Superintendent
hitch Held, of the Now London divis
ion of the line, stating that one pas
senger bad been killed, four serious
ly injured and four -were missing ns
a result of the wreck at Bradford,
Vice President Whaloy, of the. New
Haven railroad, declared shortly be
fore midnight thal reports to tho ef
fect that thirty or more persons had
been burned to death in the wreck
at Bradford, R. I., were without
"We are absolutely positive." he
added, "that not'more than three per
sons were killed, if that many."
HIOSULTS AT TRACK MEET.
West minster Heads List- With Total
Score of 51 Points.
Following are the results of the
track meet at Seneca :
100-yard das"h- 1st, Sullivan,
Westminster, 10 o/0; 2d, P. Addis,
Blue Ridge; 3d, Dalton, Seneca.
?Running high jump-1st, Addis,
Blue Ridge, 5 ft: 7 in.; 2d, Carter.
Westwiineter; 3d, Coe, Richland.
880-yard dash-1st, Davis, West
minster, 2 min. 25 3/4 sec.; 2d, Wat
kins, Westminster; 3d, John Davis.
Discus Throw-1st, Moore, Sen
eca, 132 ft. 4 in.; 2d, Willis, West
minster; 3d, King, Oak'way.
220-yard dash-1st, Sullivan,
Westminster, 22 3/5 sec.; 2d, Cox,
Seneca; 3d, Powell, Westminster.
Pole vault-1st, Coe, Richland, 10
ft. 1 in., 2d. Addis, Blue Ridge; 3d,
Running broad jump-1st, Sulli
van, Westminster, IS ft. 3 in.; 2d.
Davis, Westminster; 3d, Mooro,
4 10-yard dash-1st. Davis, West
minster, 64 4/5 sec.; 2d. Lynch.
Blue Ridge; 3d, Watkins, Westmin
Shot-put-1st, J. A. Addis, Blue
Ridge, 30 ft. 7 in.; 2d, Willis, West
minster; 3d, Carter, Westminster.
Hurdles-1st, Sullivan, Westmin
ster, 16 3/5; 2d. Addis Blue Ridge;
3d. Carter, Westminster.
Total points-Westminster 51,
Blue Ridge 21, Seneca 10, Richland
7, Oak way 1.
Before Congress To-day.
Washington, April 19.-President
Wilson will go before Congress to
day and lay the entire German situa
tion belove both Houses. A break in
diplomatic relations is believed to be
Ebenezer Local Union.
There will be a call meeting of the
EbenezoT Local Union, No. 72, n?xt
Saturday, April 22d, at 7 o'clock i>.
m. All m ein be rs aro urgently re
quested to bc present, as there is im
portant business to be attended to.
R. M. Holland.
reasons of health and
r every housekeeper
e baking powder like
of tartar derived from
in g to use a baking
i or phosphate, both
?urces ? "
e ingredients printed
-nether the kind you
; brand, new or old,
is a genuine cream
merely a phosphate
'der contains no alum
\ POWDER CO.
Kl HST PLACE TO NEWHEHK1AN.
Elllsoll Smith, o? Walhalla, Among
tlio Ten ContetdnntN.
Clinton, April 14.-Tho fourth an
nual high school ?tecla mu Hon contest
wa? held hero hi (Hie auditorium of
tho Presbyterian* Collogo to-night be
fore a largo audience, ami the follow
ing young men from their respective
schools delivered declamations:
Charles Barlow, Dillon; Jamies
fleming, Laurene; J. C. Floyd, New- ?
berry; liai V. Caff ney, Gaffney; Ja
cob Jacobs, Spa.rtaiivbnrg; Olin Long,
Little Mountain; Adrien McManus,
Greenville; Gary Newton, Kurman
Fitting School; millson Smith, Wal
halla; Winifred Godwin, Rome.
Tho medal winners were announc
ed as rollows: First 'medal, J. C.
Floyd, Newberry, subject, "Lasca;"
second medal, Winifred Godwin,
Rome, subject, "America, a World
Power;" third modal, Olin Long, .
Little Mountain, subject, "Wo Aro
Tlie contest was Instituted In April,
101 il, upon the request of the presi
dent, of the Presbyterian Collogo. The
object of the contest ls to bring to
gether representatives of the high
schools of the State In order to on
couraigo rand develop oratory.
'Phrougih' this contest young mon aro
given an opportunity for valuable
training in public speaking.
Due to the fnet t'hat there wore 29
speakers, it was necessary, as lt has
been, since the contest has boen insti
tuted, 4o hold a preliminary contest
tn which all contestants enter and
from which the ten best speakers
were selected. The preliminary eon
tests were held labt night and this
All of the spea'koTB did well and
all of the schools deserve credit for
tho traiuing shown, by their represen
tatives. Three medals are awarded
i to the three best speakers and the
; following young men have won lin
the preceding years
1913- Lorrimer Gaffney, Gaffney;
Wilkes Dendy, Seneea; John Hol
land Hunter, Chilton.
1914- Brown1 Mahon, Greenville;
H. B. Evans, Woodruff; H. Braxton
1915- Stokes King, Conway; Wil
li aim Blackburn, Greer; Jacob Jacobs,
Tho Piedmonts nt Greenville.
Greenville, A,prtl 1 fi.-Twelve high
schools of the Piedmont section of
South Carolina will competo for'hon
ors in oratory and athletics here next
Friday and Saturday at the annual
contests of the Piedmont Athletic and
There will be twelve speakers in
the oratorical contesta In the audito
rium of the'Green'vllle Woman's Col
lege. About 70 athletes from tho 12
schools will t:iko part In the athlotlc
contosts, at tho Augusta Street Park
of Furma.ii University Saturday morn
ing, beginning at il o'clock.
Two medals aro offered for first,
and second places- lu the oratorical
events, the first place medal given by
H. Findel, ami the second place medal
by Ku ninan alumni, A silver trophy
cup is awarded to the school wltiiulug
the greatest number or points In the
athletic, contests. The eui) ?3 now
held by Central school of this city.
The Speakern in tho oratorical con
tests and the w\hools they represent
will bo as follows:
"American: Ideals"-Jefferson Mc
"Trial of Reuben Dunbar"-Thos.
Lewis, Greenville High School.
"Happiness and Liberty"-Roy
Wood, Fountain Inn,
"Preserva/tlon of America"-Jim
"The Forces that Fall"-Jeff Rich
ardson, Simpson ville.
"Famine in. Ireland"-Vaughn In
"Soul of the Violin"-Joe Nor
wood, Fiinmnn Fitting School.
"Old Glory"--Quincey A. Kenne
dy, HastOC, Spartanburg.
"American Soldier"-John Stew
art, ISasley, ,
"The Grandeur of the Nation"
Charles Dalton, Seneca.
"The New South"-Henry Gaines,
"Shall tilie Statue of Lee Stand in
the'Hall of Fame?"-John C. Darby.
More Men for Mexico.
San Antonio, Texas, April 18.-.
Gen. Funston h'sued orders to-day
that will place at tho disposal of Gen.
Pershing 2,300 moro troops. He
has ordered to proceed to Columbus,
N. M., the 6th cavalry from the
Brownsville district, the 17th infant
ry from Eagle Pass, the 1st battalion
of the 24th infantry from Eagle
Pass, and troop L, from the 10th
cavalry, Fort Apache.
Pursuit) Of Villa at a Standstill.
The American pursuit of Villa is
at a -standstill because of the unpro
voked attack upon American cavalry
men by the in?ubordhiaite soldiers of
the Carranza garrison at Parral.
A small party of American officers
was fired upon, near there last night,
nene of the Americans hemig injured.
This, coming en. the heels of other
reports of sniping, is responsible for
the 1>ellef that the expeditionary
command ls confronted with a serious
Anvway, when a man accuses his
wife of having married him for his
money he pay? a tribute to her good
sense-?-and vice versa.