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THOU CANST NOT THEN HE FALSE TO ANY MAN."
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1010.
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munity ? Do you help your own family ? If you do
* not help your church, your school, or take an interest
. in the advancement of your community what good are
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* minded men and men who have the welfare of their
neighborhood at heart make the best of customers.
A We not only receive deposits. We loan money and
when we are turning money loose in any section we
* like to see that section improving. Churches and
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SITUATION NOT REASSURING.
Mexican Defacto Government Facing
I Grave Problems.
Washington, May 22.-The eco
nomic situation in Mexico ia ex
tremely grave, according to official
advices to the State Department.
With tho monetary problem already
acute, the food shortage in Mexico
City and vicinity continuing without
prospect of any immediate relief and
with the labor striko extending over
practically all the Mexican railway
lines, the de facto Government is
pictured ns facing a serious domestic
First hand reports as to the situa
tion In Northern Mexico will reach
the department to-morrow. Consul
Let?her, from Chihuahua City, is en
route to Washington, presumably
bringing with him a synopsis of the
reports of five other consuls recently
ordered to thc border to talk over
conditions with military officials
New Note Coming.
Tho department to-day received
further advices from Special Agent
Rodgers, at -Mexico City, telling of
the new note (Which will bo handed
to Secretary Lansing by El?sea Arre
dondo, ambassador designate. He
threw no light on its purport.
While reports as to the domestic
situation of tho Carranza govern
ment are gloomy, the attitude of
Mexican officials towards the United
States has been described as more
friendly since the border military
conference. It is believed possible
this will be reflected in tho new note.
Salem and Wllltmire.
The second quarterly conference of
the Walhalla circuit will be held nt
Salem church .lune 3d and 4th. Rev.
T. C. O'Dell will preach Saturday at
11 o'clock. This service wRl be fol
lowed by dinner at the church, after
.which tho businoss session will bo
held. Preaching Saturday at 8 p. m.
On Sunday, Juno 4th, preaching at
Salem at 11 o'clock and Whitmire nt
3.30 p. m. Tho morning service to bo
followed by tho administration of
the Lord's Supper. Each official is
urged to be present, and thc public
will find a most cordial welcome at
all these services.
II. A. Whitten, Pastor.
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GEORGIA. SHERIFF KI DD FD.
Voling Attorney Fires Fatal Shots
Elberton, Ga., May 21.-Sheriff S.
N. Hailey was shot and hilled by Ar
old Worley in the lobby of the court
house about noon to-day. Worley ls
a son of Judge J. N. Worley and re
cently succeeded his father as city
attorney. Mr. Halley was recently
nominated to succeed himself as she
riff. Halley ?was jailer as well as she
Worley was taken to Athens im
mediately after the shooting. He gave
himself up to Policeman C. W. John
Difticulty Over Prisoner.
Sunday morning about 11 o'clock
two deputies from Anderson and She
riff Hailey went to the Seaboard rail
road depot and arrested a negro, who
was thought to be wanted in Ander
son. They started back to tho court
house, where another Anderson ne
gro was waiting, who had been taken
to Liberton to identify thc other
negro. On the way to the court house
the arrested negro . passed a lie to
Sheriff Hailey and he slapped the ne
Mr. Worley saw this and repri
manded the sheriff, telling him, lt is
stated, that he had better cut it out.
The sheriff replied that he was at
tending to his business and that he
(Worley) had better go on about his.
Worley ls said to have replied that be
would make it his business. j
Reproached by Sheriff.
According to the reports, nothing
more was seen of Worley for about
half an hour. While Sheriff Halley,
Deputies Sanders and Williams, C. W.
Johnson, assistant chief of police; a
Mr. Brock and two othor men were
sitting in the court house, Worley
walked up to within about three feet
Of Sheriff Halley. Tho sheriff arose
and told Worley that he did not see
the reason for Worley's conduct ear
lier in tho day. Worley, it is stated,
then pulled his pistol, fired twice at
close range and began backing to
ward the door. He continued to shoot,
lt is reported, three more shots bel: g
fired, but none of these taking effect.
Although mortally wounded, Sheriff
Hailey fired at Worley thiee times as
he was going out of the door. None
of these shots took effect.
Halley soon expired, one of the bul
lets having entered his left side just
below the heart.
In a very short time Worley start
ed back into the court house, but
was met by Deputy Sheriff Sanders,
who told him that he must not enter.
Policeman Johnson came up about
this time and placed Worley under
arrest. He was carried to the city
jail, but many people began to gather
and since there was talk of violence
he was carried to Athens.
Hailey had been sheriff of Elbert
county for the past several years and
was only recently re-elected for four
more years. He was very highly re
spected and it is said he was a splen
did officer. Worley ls a young man
about 30 years of age, and a member
of the bar in Elberton.
No other reason for tue act is
known except that related above
Germans Make Derided Gains.
Berlin, May 21.-More than 1,300
French, including 31 officers, 1G ma
chine guns and 8 cannon, were cap
tured In a new German assault on the
Verdun front, in the region of Dead
Man Hill, the war office announced
to-day. The statement says the Ger
man lines were advanced on the south
and southwest slopes of tho hill.
Tlie French Admission.
Paris, May 21.-Tho battle for pos
session of important strategic posi
tions on the Verdun front'west of the
Meuse river continued with unabated
severity last night. The French war
olllce announced this afternoon that
the Germans, although repulsed in
most of their attempts, succeeded In
capturing a first line trench on Dead
Man Hill and gaining ground on the
slopes west of the hill.
Crouch Report DoiiRunioiit Capturo.
Paris, May 23.-'Recapture by the
French, after three months, of the
greater part of Fort Douaumont,
which was taken by tho Germans at
tho outset of their Verdun drive, Is
received with great' elation by tho
press and public, the more so on ac
count of tho effect it is expected to
have on neutrnl opinion.
Gen. Nivelle, the French com
mander at Verdun, took advantage of
tho fact that the Germans recently
have been concentrating all their at
tention on Dead Man Hill, on the
other side of tho river, and assem
bled a large amount of artillery for
tho attack on Douaumont sector.
On Sunday Gen. Nivelle began a
heavy artillery attack on Fort Dou
futmont and adjacent positions. The
hour Axed for tho Infantry assault
was 4.30 p. m. yesterday. When the
moment came French Infantry, which
had been carefully selected and train
ad, began the advance, singing the
The German resistance at some
points was stubborn. On the Froide
Torre road and at Douaumont the
French had to force hack tho Ger
man infantry inch by inch at the
point of tho bayonet. The leading
French contingents reached Fort
Douaumont nt 5 o'clock. Thoy killed
.be Germans who resisted and sent
WHAT llEOOMES OF "LICKER ?"
A Corrcs|?on<Ieiit Makes Inquiry AH to
Disposition of Seized Rooze.
Walhalla, Route 2.-Editor Keo
.wec Courier: Pienso allow me space
in your columns to ask. What 'be
comes of all this "licker" that has
been seized of late? The law says,
"Pour lt out!" but 1 am inclined to
bellove lt is poured down.
The man who calls himself, or rep
resents himself to be a "bird"-all
he lacks, in my estimation, to bo a
pig ls to have a "snout and tail."
Where the "Licker" Coes.
For the information of the public,
on receipt of the above Inquiry last
Wednesday morning, we made In
quiry rs to "where the licker goos"
that is captured every now and then
from illegal handlers of it, and wo
give 'telow the results of our Inquiry:
According to tho nature of tho
case, seized liquor is held for thirty
days ordinarily, and is then poured
out In the street in front o? the coun
ty juli. Sometimes, however, if par
tics give notice of intention to claim
the "wet goods" it is held temporarily
longer in order to avoid complica
In one case recently a small quan
tity of liquor was seized in the woods
somo distance from any residence,
and lhere was no chance of proving
whose liquor it was, and in such
caBes tho liquor is destroyed on tho
spot and the oincers go on their way
sooking other illicit whiskey.
Tho most recent disposition of
seized liquor took place In front of
tho county jail on the morning of
Tuesday, May 9th, when a few gal
lons were disposed of by pouring Into
the stjeet in front of tho Jail build
Tho next will take place at the
same locality on Friday afternoon of
this week nt 2 o'clock, when all that
ls properly subject to destruction will
bo poured out. The public ls "cor
dially Invited to attend" the pouring
If they so desire.
Concerning the recent capture of
liquor In the town of Seneca wo find
that tlic arresting officers, being nt
work within tho jurisdiction of the
town of Seneca, turned tho liquor
over to the Seneca authorities, who
will doubtless dispose of it properly
in due course of time. After the
Seneca authorities had handled tho
parties from whom this liquor was
seized, preliminary hearing was
waived by the defendants, and the
case will come up for hearing at th'
Court ol' General Sessions. Sonn
times the captured liquor is held as
a "material witness" in the cases,
and under such circumstances the de
I lay In destroying the stuff is longer
than ordinarily is the case.
? In the matter of the seizure of
some 20 gallons of liquor on a bridge
near Seneca, disposition is at pres
ent uncertain. lt may be turned
over to the Federal officers If, as is
suspected nt the present, tho Internal
tax thereon has not been paid. So
soon as this question ls decided defi
nitely, Just so soon will the fate of
this bunch of "licker" bo determined.
If tho Federal government releases
all claim to lt, then lt will be de
stroyed by the capturing officers.
lt occurs at times that tho authorl
! ties of the town of Walhalla make
seizures of liquor. In these Instances,
so soon as the caso is disposed of, if
there is a conviction of the parties,
the chlof of (police turns tho liquor
over to the Sheriff. In no cane has
the liquor ever been taken to the
Jail, hut when it is turned over by
the chief of police it ls Immediately,
and publicly, in front of the town
hall, destroyed by pouring il Into the
Against Female Preachers.
Orlando, Fla., May 20.-Efforts to
further the interests of women to the
extent that they would be allowed to
preach in Presbyterian churches fail
ed here to-day after a five-hour de
bato at tho General Assembly of tho
Southern Presbyterian church in tho
Interest was keen during to-day's
discussion, which ended In che vote of
132 to 80 in favor of al owing the
status of women as regards preaching
to remain as it ls.
The vote upheld the majority re
port of tho committee to which the
question had been referred. A mi
nority report favored allowing wo
men to preach.
to tho rear a large number of pris
When they recovered from their
surprise the Germans launched a
number of fire counter-attacks, but
all failed and by 10 p. m. prepara
tions had been completed to deal
with the serious efforts tho Ger
mans are expected IO make to recap
ture the lost positions.
Tho French success ls considered
by military critics hore to have
shaken tho whole German lino at
Admit Partial Success.
Rerlln, May 23.-Announcement
was made by tho war office to-day
that In the fighting north of Verdun
tho iFrench have taken some first line
positions of the Gormans, 'but that
Fort Douaumont remains firmly in
CLOSING EXERCISES OF
WALHALLA HIGH SCHOOL
FIU DAY, MAY 2?-8.00 I?. M.
Following is tho program for the
fourth annual recitation contest for
the George M. Ansel medal:
Retta Covington-"Lulu's Com
Ailee Delle McLeos-"Big Meetln'
at Swingln' Limb."
Kessle Mae McCall-"School Idyl."
Sarah Craig-"What the Little
Mario Pitchford-"When Hulda
'SpeeU Mer Heau."
Instrumental solo-"Scherzo Bnl
lct"--Carrie Darby Harrison.
Ruth Hetrlck-"The Lament of a
IC m nm Sanders-"The Last Hymn.'
Grace Drown-"Kentucky Philoso
Claro Sloan-"The Irrepressible
Duet-"Charge of tho Uhlans"
Misses Mildred .Mooro and Ruth
Thelma Westmoreland-"At Aun
Edith Foster-"Counting Eggs."
Lois Gillespie-"Dolly's l/esson."
Margaret Walker-"Why Dotty
Mary Cobb-"Tho Dollar Baptist"
instrumental BOIO-"As it Seemed
to Me"--l?mmle Ansel.
Caroline Ansel-"Lazy Dones."
Lucille White-"The Embarrassed
Hloise Lowis-"Tho Dumble Deo."
Julia Duncan-"Them Chillon of
Elizabeth Thode-"Aunt Tamar
Duet-"Tho Witches' Flight"
Misses Florence Hetrlck and Paulino
Decision of judges.
(An admission fee of 10 cents will
bo charged, to meet necessary ex
MONDAY, MAY 20-8.00 P. M.
('lass Night Exercises.
Class History-Decio Earle.
Class Statistics-Edwin Hughs.
Duet-" "Tis the First Fly of Sum?
mer"-?Myrtle Drown and Glenna
"Hear Dem Darkies Sing"-Class
ChiBB Prophecy-Albert Meiburg.
Pantomime-"Old Folks nt Homo"
-Girls of Class.
Class Memorial-Daisy Hesse and
"Plant a Watermelon on My
"Dat Famous Chicken Debate"
The University of Africa, (affirma
tive), vs. Dookortea College, (nega
tive.) President. Ellison Smith. Af
firmative-Clyde Drown, Marvin Bur
ley; negative-Willie Cross and
Decision of judges.
TUESDAY, MAY ?0-8.00 P. M.
(Annual declamation contest for
R. T. Jaynes medal.)
Instrumental solo-Marche Hon
groise-Miss Florence Hetrlck.
Lee Davis-Speech of Former Gov
ernor Glynn at Syracuse.
Clyde Drown-"The Last Shot."
Gordon Fant-"Regulus to tho
- Miss Lucille White.
Doone Fitzgerald-"National Apos
Willie Brandt-"Tho Dlack Horse
and His Rider."
Ralph Hetrlck-'"Sergeant Pren
tiss' First Plea."
Vocal solo-"My Shadow"-Wil
Clifton Cobb "Treason of Dene
Harry Norman-"Love of Coun
Albert Meiburg-"The North and
Instrumental duet-"Oui Vive
Galop"-(Misses Mildred Moore and
Decision of judges.
(An admission fee of 10 cents will
bo charged, to meet necessary ex
WEDNESDAY, MAY ?1-8 P. M.
Invocation-Rev. W. H. Hamilton.
Greeting Song-Graduating Class.
ond honor pupil.)
Class Oration-Ellison Smith.
Vocal solo-Miss Ruth Drown
"As tho Dawn."
(First honor pupil.)
Farewell Song-Graduating OlasB.
Address--Dr. W. S. Currell.
instrumental duet-ll Trovatore
Mrs. H. W. Casque and Mles Lucille
Presentation of honor medal-It.
Presentation of diplomas-Super
When girl? ate not busy picking
husbands they are busy picking quar
rels with those who are.
?Ult PRESIDENT AT C4IARLOTTK?.
Many Thousands Hear Him Speak of
Charlotte, N. C., May 20.-Presi
dent Wilson, speaking on world pence
before a crowd of 100,00* people hore?
to-day, declared "lt ts an Interesting:,
circumstance that tho procosses of
the war stand still, mid that "these?
hot filings that aro in contact wltht
each othor do not make much pre
gross ngntii8t each other." Ho added
that "when you cannot overcome,,
you must tako counsel."
The President plainly spoke guard
edly when mentioning peace in Eu
rope, hut most of his hearers saw a
plain suggostton in lils words. He In
timated plainly that not much prog
ress was being niado, and that tho ob
jects being sought by tho European,
nations could bo achieved better
through peaceful means.
Set Alt Example.
The President's words on poa cet
were given significance by his hear
ers In view of tho recent discussion
of the possibility of ending tho Euro
pean war. He said that "hero ir?
America wo have trlod to sot the ex
ampio of bringing all tho world to
gether upon terms of liberty and co
operation and ponce, and lu that
groat experience that we have boon
going through America has been a
sort of prophottu sample of man
"1 would Uko," declared tho Presi
dent, "to think that tho spirit of felita
occasion could bo expressed If we Im
agined ourselves lifting some sacred
emblem of counsel and of ponce, of
accommodation mid righteous judg
ment, before tho nations of the world,
and reminded thom of that passage In
Scripture, 'After tho wind, after the
earthquake, aftor tho fire, tho stilt*
small voice of humanity.' "
The President sketched briefly his
Iden of what will follow the Euro
pean war, which it ls understood bet
will elaborate moro nt length in aw
address he will deliver noxt week In
Washington, before tho League to*
Enforce Peace, of which former Pres
ident Taft is president. He said:
"What you see taking place on the
othor aldo of tho water ls tho tremen
dous-1 had about Bald final-pro
C088 by which a contest of eleme&tut
may in Cod's process be turned into a
co-ordination and co-operation of ele
The President's address was en
thusiastically applauded by a crowd
gathered from several States to cele
brate the 141st anniversary of the
signing of the Mecklenburg Declara
tion of Independence, Roforo speak
ing he reviewed a long military and
industrial "preparedness" parade,
and afterwards ho was the guest of
honor at a large, lunch and went Uy
automobile to Davidson College, Sri*
milos away, whore he once wns-<i stu
dent. He left to-night for Washing
ton, where he will arrive early to
morrow morning. Ile was accompa
nied by Mrs. wilson, Secretary Dnn
lels,' Secretary Tumulty, Dr. Cary T.
Drayson, his naval aldo, Senator
Overman and Representative Webb..
Tho reception committee Included
Governors Craig, of North Carolina:
Manning, of South Carolina, and1
Mayor Kirkpatrick, of Charlotte.
Tho President spoko of tho need of
"untainted Americanism," mid de
clared that the European war is a.
comp?tition of national standards, of
national traditions and of national'
policies--political systems. "iSurope
has grappled in war," he said, "ns we
have grappled in peace to seo what 1?
going to be dor.e with these thlnga
when 'J.ey come Into hot contact with
Charlotte 'was ablaze with Ameri
can flags and picked with people for
Hie first occasion on which a Demo
crattcy President bas spoken hore.
.Military bands were scattered?
throughout Hie town and played mar
tial mus?.: constantly. The people
cheered from every housetot) and'
window ulong tho route taken by him
In h ip rides about the oily. He was;
Introduced at tho open air meeting by
Governor Craig, of North Carolina.
At Davidson College the President,
went to the room occupied by him
when he was a student and to t?vn
debating hall whero ho spoko years?
ago. Tho room had been draped in
St ii lien ts gathered and cheered the
President again and again and marte
efforts to get him to speak. He said
he had not been able to make
speeches when In college and wonld
not try now fit such a pince. In com
pany with members of the faculty,,
the Presldont and Mrs. Wilson walk
ed all over tho college campus. They
thon returned to tho special car for
the trip to Washington. A crowd of
several thousand people cheered hin*
as the train pulled out.
Saw Hanging of Mrs. Sui catt.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 19.-Mrs. Pris
cilla C. Dodd, aged 82, widow of Gen.
Levi A. Dodd, and the only woman
who witnessed the hanging of Mrs
Mary E. Surratt in "Washington, D.C.,.
July 7, 1865, when the lattor waa
found guilty os one of the plotters ot
tho assassination of Abraham Lin
coln, died here late yesterday.
Gen. Dodd >was on duty in Wash
ington at the time of the execution
It's easy for the average woman to
keep a secret--agoing.