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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, .WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1010.
We have a nice lot of Look
out Mountain Potatoes for fall
planting, Peas and Cane Seed,
also all kinds of Feed Stuff and
Flour, at prices that will sell you.
C W. (Sb J. E. BAUKNIGHT,
WALHALLA, S. C.
"IT PAYS TO BUY FOR CASH."
MAY ji, 1916
27 YEARS AGO TO-DAY
Marks the dat?e of the Johnstown Flood.
TJjTHEN thc dam which held back the
waters above Johnstown burst and let
the great volume of water rush down in
mighty torrent upon this ill fated town, many
of the inhabitants did not have time to reacn
the hills where safety dwelt. Lives were
snuffed out, homes washed away, business
blocks, churches and schools destroyed.
Families who survived, but had no money
laid away in the bank, were left in a destitute
condition. Is this not a lesson for you ? Be
prepared for emergency and catastrophe by
having a sum of money deposited in this
strong and secure Institution.
When You Think of Hanking Think of Thc Westminster Hank.
SERBIA'S ARMY REORGANIZED.
Estimated Xow to Number 80,000 to
100,000 Officers and Men.
Perls, May 2S.-After crossing thc
Aegean Sea without loss, the Serb
ian army In full strength now has
-been landed at Saloniki, according to
a wireless dispatch received to-day.
Serbia's now army lins been vari
ously estimated to number between
80,000 and 100,000 officers and
men. It was reorganized on the is
land of Corfu, approximately ?00
miles by water from Saloniki.
The Serbian army totalled about
300,000, mon at the outbreak of the
war, but this force wns greatly de
pleted as a result of an opidomic of
typhus and by tho engagements
fought In an endeavor to check the
Austro-Gorman and Bulgarian Inva
sion of Serbia and Montenegro. The
remnant of the original armies saved
itself by retreating through the Al
haninn mountains to tho eastern
shores of the Adriatic. On reach
ing tho sea coast tho Serbians were
transported to Corfu, off tho south
ern coast of Albania, whore thoy were
supplied with new rillos and clothing
and efficiently equipped for further
service. When tho reorganization
had boen completed tho Entente al
lies sought permission of tho Athens
government to transport tho Serbians
from Corfu to the base at Salo?Ik
across Greek country iby rail. Thli
would have cut down thc length 0
tho journey hy some 500 miles, be
sides lessening the danger of nttac
on the transports by Teutonic subma
rines. Greece, however, steadfastly
refused to allow the troops to cross
Two weeks ago an agreement wa
reached in (he dispute, tho Butent
powers deciding to transport the
Serbian troops lo Saloniki by sea
(Jill Accidentally Kills Sister.
Statesboro, Ga., May 27.-News
has reached here of the killing of a
girl by the name of Egerton, 19
years old, by her 16-year-old sister
yesterday at Adabelle, 15 miles from
Statesboro. The killing occurred at
the home of the young ladles' par
A son 'had Juat brought the gun in
and thrown it on tho bed. Tho
younger girl, picking it up in a play
ful way, cried to her older sister,
"Throw up your hands and consider
yourself under arrest." The contents
of the gun wore emptied into tho
breast of the young lady, killing her
Tho greatest know? depth of the
sea is eight and three-quarter milos.
There are tibout a million houses in
lt Yo? Want GOOD S?HOES I3ny
W. L. DOUGLAS' Shoes,
THE BEST IN THE WORLD.
THE BEST IN THE WORLD. FOR SALE AT
Westminster, S. C.
WAITE GUILTY OF Ml'111)1011.
New York Dentist Will lie Sentenced
Thursday, .Kuno Ist.
New York. May 27.-Dr. Arthur
W. Waite was to-day found guilty of
the murder of his father-in-law,
.lohn li. Peek, the Grand Rapids mil
"Guilty of murder in the first de
gree." was the verdict of the Jury,
returned after lt had been a'bsent
from tho court room one hour and
Waite was remanded to the Tombs
to await imposition of sentence on
Waite Ate as Jury Deliberated.
While the jury was deciding his
fate, Waite was eating a hearty din
ner in a room in tho court house,
believing tho jury would return a
quick verdict, the spectators remain
ed in their seats while it was out.
Mrs. Clara Peck Waite, with her
friends, sat in a corner behind the
jury box while Waite's father and
brother Krank remained in tho court
When tho jury came In with tts
verdict Waite was brought into tho
court room, but was not allowed to
take his usual seat. Standing behind
the rail of the court room, with his
face pale and showing signs of nerv
ousness; he watched tho jurymen
take their 'placos. He stared at the
jury without making any movement
as the foreman, replying to the ques
tion of the clerk, said tho verdict
was "Guilty." W. R. Deuel, Waite's
couusel, asked that the jury be poll
ed and tho request was granted.
Each juryman replied that he found
the defendant guilty In the first de
Waite then gave his pedigree to
the clerk, stating that he was 29
years old, was born in Michigan, giv
ing his occupation as a dentist, de
claring that he was temperate and
had never been convicted of any of
Justice Shearn then announced
that the prisoner was remanded until
June 1st for sentence and the jury
was discharged with thanks.
Great. Relief, Says Waite.
Waite had expected a prompt ver- I
diet. When the jury retired he said:
"They will be back in fifteen min
The trial lasted six days, less than
half as long as that of Chas. Reeker,
and much shorter than most of thc
noted murder trials held hero in re
As Waite left the court room on his
way to the Tombs ho said to the
deputy sheriff who was leading bim:
"This is ?. great relief."
Mrs. Claru Peck Waito said to a
court attendant, on hearing the ver
dict: "God's will be done."
"1 Am Satisfied," Says Waite.
New York, May 28.-A declaration
that ho wishes no appeal in his "be
half was contained In a statement is
sued from his cell in tho Tombs to
day by Dr. Arthur W. Waite, convict
ed Saturday of tho murder of his fa
ther-in-law, John E. Peck, of Grand
'1 am satisfied with the verdict,"
he said, "and don't want any appeal
made by W. R. Deuel (Waite's chief
counsel) or any ono else. I am will
ing to -take , tho punishment for my
ill dec?s, and the quicker that pun
ishment comes the better."
Waite to-day lost much of tho
mask of indifference he has main
tained since his removal to prison.
Ho slept fitfully last night and ap
peared nervous when ho nrose.
Ile was ono of.thoso who heard
Rev. J. Callahan preach a sermon on
"Tho Two Thieves" at tho service
conducted in tho prison. In the af
ternoon Waite spent several hours
reading the Rible.
A. H. Twichell Dead.
Spartanburg, "May 28.-A. H.
Twichell, president of Clifton and
Glendale cotton mills, died at his res
idence horo to-night. Mr. Twichell
had been ill for about ten days, fol
lowing a stroke of paralysis. Ho was
75 years of ago and had been active
until his last illness. Though born
Itt the North, and having lived in tho
South only a few years before the
War Between tho States broke out,
Mr. Twichell joined the Confederate
army and served four years. Ho is
survived 'by his wlfo and two daught
ers, Mrs. Choice Evins, and Mrs.
Helen Mciver, and his sister, 'Mrs. D.
E. Converse, of this city. I
GKHAHD SAYS PEACE All KAI).
Says All Neutrals Want Peace to Ho 1
Established in Europe.
Berlin. May 27.-United States
Ambassador .lames Hem rd is con
vinced that'peace is In slglit, accord
ing to an interview published in a
Munich newspaper to-day from Its
Berlin correspondent. Mr. Gerard is
quoted as saying: "Nothing eau
shako my confidence that peace is on
Tile ambassador referred to tho
settlement of the differences of tho
United States and Germany as pre
paring tile way for President Wilson
to t,ake up the question of peace.
"President Wilson," he said, "has
much grenier freedom of action now
to deal with the immense world prob
lem which will determine the future
attitude of nearly all the countries
of the globe.
Neutrals Want Peace,
"lt ts useless to discuss at this
moment the question os to whether
President Wilson's Intermediation is
desirable or probable. In this in
stance facts alone must speak, and
one of the most important fact is
that the neutrals .aro probably as
much interested in bringing about an
early peace as tho belligerents. Amer
ica urgently jieeds peace, and for this
reason alone tho American govern
ment is under an obligation lo its
citizens to do and* support everything
that serves the cause of peace. A
fact of chief importance ls that my
government is really willing to take
action for the promotion of peace.
"I am very optimistic regarding
the progress already made of the
Idea that tho war should be ended,
even among belligerent nations. The
wise and moderate words of the Ger
man, chancellor regarding Germany's
readiness to moko peace had proba
bly their strongest echo In America
and strengthen the Impression that
Germany will take all further steps
calmly and with confidence.
United States Will Aid.
"When another step will be taken
and what shape the further develop
ment of the peace Idea will take ls
not clear. At any rate. I am con
vinced that my government will
leave nothing undone to support,
with all its power, peace movements
from whatever side they come. Elven
though weeks or months may elapse
before the thought takes tangible
form, nothing cnn shake my confi
dence that peace is on its way."
President Peace Pessimist.
Washington, .May 26.-President
Wilson is giving more serious consid
eration to the possbility of restoring
peace to Europe than at any time
since the outbreak of the war
Prom an authoritative source it
was learned to-day that tho President
is preparing to do everything possi
ble, in an informal way, to bring
a'hoirt tao discussion of peaco be
tween the belligerent nations, al
though he has not indicated an inten
tion immediately to offer his services
formally as mediator.
The President is convinced the war
is deadlocked and that Its continu
ance merely means tho killing of
more people and the further impov
erishment of the European nations,
both belligerent and neutral.
Through various channels Mr. Wil
son has kept In close touch with the
.levelopment of peace prospects. Ho
h understood to have an open mind
o.. the question of just when he
should renew formal offers of media
Mr. Wilson's closest advisors be
lieve the rulers of the belligerent na
tions, because of their relationship,
will have as Important a part In re
storing peace as thc ministers of their
government. It will occasion no sur
prise in official circles if tho rulers of
the countries at war open tho way for
Tho President takes the position,
it was authoritatively stated, that the
neutrals, as much as the belligerents,
have a right to participate In, and,
if possible, initiate pence negotia
tions becauso of tho economio re
sults already developed and those
that will follow the conflict.
Columbus, Qa., May 27.-J. E.
Owens, a special deputy engaged In
liquor mids nt Girard, Ala., who yes
terday shot and fatally wounded Al
fred II .Coghill, former Girard liquor
man, to-day was freed In recorder's
court. Owens pleaded self-defense.
Coghill died to-day.
lUaV. \V. A. (JA IN ES IS DEAD.
Kml Came Suddenly Saturday Night
from Heart Failure--Locals.
Seaoea, May 30.-Special: Rev.
\V. A. Quines, formerly or Danville,
Va., but for six months a resident ol
Seneca, died at his home here Satur
day night ot heart failure. Mr.
Haines was apparently in his usual
health when he retired; In fact, he
whs to have gono to Greenville Sun
day morning to lill tho pulpit of Rev.
Mr. .Holler, who ls holding a meeting
in the Mothodlst church here. Mrs.
Gaines was awakened hy his 'peculiar
breathing and found him to he lu the
last throes, and within a few minutes
he died, at or near 12 o'clock. The
distressing circumstance was Intensi
fied by the fact that tho couple were
Mr. and Mrs. Gaines moved to Sen
eca last November, they having
bought a home here to spend their
declining years, Mr. Gaines being
quite feeble from advanced age.
Thora ls a large family of children,
but all of them are settled In lire,
some of them occupying prominent
The sympathies of the entire town
go out to tho family. Tho venerable
man, >mu<ch iboloved by all .who know
him. being a man of a high order of
intelligence and ed\icatlon, was often
sought by local pastors in tilling va
cant pulpits. He was a brother of M.
13. Gaines, of this place. Tho body
was taken to Greenwood on Tuesday
To-diay at Clemson College, the
ministers of Piedmont Presbytery and
their wives are picnicking, the guests
of Rev. W. H. Mills, of Clemson.
Miss Mattie Pastorileld, who has
run a boarding bouse here for some
years, ls at Chick Springs for the pur
'pose of cloning a deal with tho man
agement of the hotel there. The
"Colona" will be run in her absence
by Mrs. Hutchins, whose husband is
in Hie employ of the "Southern at this
Mrs. W. M. Neill and daughter Ai
lee are visiting friends in Seneca.
Miss Sue Killen Hunter has return
ed to Seneca for tho summer vaca
tion, having taught tho past year af
The May Festival at the Episcopal
church yard last Thursday evening
?was a 'big success. There was a large
number of children participating,
ranging from tots to girls of 14, all
of them beautifully costumed, the
queen, little Miss Sara Stribllng, be
ing the center of attraction as a mat
ter of course. The clowns were all to
the good, being characterized by
Charles and G. \V. Glgnilllat and
Yancey Stribllng. Tho ladies are to
be congratulated upon the success of
Misses Ivor and Hannah Brown are
at home for their vacation.
T. M. Lowery, Jr., of Plains, Ga.,
is visiting in the family of W. O.
J. W. Stribllng is with homefolks
for a few days, having finished his
final examinations at Clemson. J.W.,
with L. W. Vernor, Jr., both of Sen
eca, will he graduated from Clemson
College next Tuesday.
Miss Clara Beth Rallonger, who
ha* been In school at Lander the past
year, ls at home for tho summer va
Seneca is enjoying splendid show
ers and everything is showing tho
benefit from them.
C. B, Smith silent several days the
past week v<ith tho family of VV. O.
Hamilton, Mrs. Smith being here for
a visit of some length.
Miss Rebecca Frierson returned to
her home at Elberton, Ga., on Mon
day after a visit of a weok to friends
hero following her graduation in the
Seneca High School last week.
W. L. Feaster, of Lancaster, was
elected principal of tho Seneca High
School at the last meeting of the
board of trustees. Mr. Feaster
comes highly recommended, and lt
ls confidently expected that the school
will prosper under the new manage
The friends of 'Mrs. J. W. Byrd nro
sympathizing with her in her con
Miss Maud Hopkins ls spending a
month with friends in the lower
part of tho State.
Miss Margie Holland, wtoo has been
teaching at Norcross, Ga., ls expect
ed to arrive in Seneca this week for
Miss Margaret Galphln ls with her
homefolks for a vacation of a few
STA TM CAMPARIN MEETINGS.
First Meeting nt. HiMirtiU'.bui'g un
Juno ao-Full Itinerary.
(Colu milln Roeord, 20th.)
Tho pre-prtruary itinerary of can
didates for ?tatt office will opon at
'Spnrtanburg on Tuesday, Juno 20th,
and will close at Winnahoro on Sat
urday, August 26th, according to tho
official announcement mudo this
morning hy John dary Evans, chair
man of tho 'Stute D?mocratie Execu
The Hclnnlulo committee, consist
ing of John Cary Evans, of Spartan
burg; Con. Wlllo Jones, of Colum
bia, and fl. A. Gulgnurd, of Colum
bia, in preparing the Itinerary devi
ated from tho custom of yeara and
started the campaign in tho Piedmont
instead of in tho southern section of
the State, whore they generally start
ed. Another departure'from tho cus
tom is that ouch Monday ls allowed
as ii "real day." Every candidato so
desiring can spend Sunday at homo
and bo at the week's opening of tho
campaign on Tuesday with but very
There ls an Intermission in the
campaign rrom July 8 to July 18, tho
hottest part of tho year. Thia will
give all tho candidates so desiring a
The assosment of candidates en
tering the race for various olflces la
Co vernor. 100.00
Railroad Commissioner .... 75.00
All other State olilcoB. 50.00
Juno 19, at noon, will bo tho last
day for tiling pledges with tho State
chairman, John Cary Evans, at Spar
enburg, and paying of the assess
ments to tho troaBuror, Gen. Wlllo
Jones, nt Col u nub in.
CniuiMiign Dates. ?
The oiricial schedule of the Itiner
ary ls as follows:
Spartan-burg, Tuesday, Juno 20.
Greenville, Wednesday, Juno Bl?
IMckens, Thursday, Juno 22.
Willimill!, Friday, Juno 2?.
Anderson, Saturday, Juno 24.
Greenwood, Tuesday, Juno 27.
Abbeville, Wednesday, Juno 28.
McCormick, Thursday, June 29.
Laurens, Friday, Juno 80.
Newberry. Saturday, July 1.
Columbia, 'tuesday, July 4.
Lexington, Wednesday, July 5,
Saluda, Thursday, July C.
Edgelield, Friday, July 7.
Aiken, Saturday, July 8.
Barnwell, Tuesday, July 18.
Hampton, Wednesday, July 19.
Beaufort, Thursday, July 20.
Ridgeland, Friday, July 21.
Walterboro, Saturday, July 22.
Charleston, Tuesday, July 25.
St. George, Wednesday, July 26.
Ba mibe rg, Thursday, July 27.
Orangeiburg, Friday, July 28.
St. Matthews, Saturday, July 29.
Sumter, Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Manning, Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Monck's Cornor, Thursday, Aug. 3.
Georgetown, Friday, Aug, 4.
Kingetree, Saturday, Aug. 5.
Florence. Tuesday, Aug. 8.
Marion, Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Conway, Thursday, Aug. 10.
Dillon, Friday, Aug. lt.
Darlington, Saturday, Aug. 12.
Blshopvllle, Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Bonnettsville, Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Chesterfield, Thursday, Aug. 17,
Camden, Friday, Aug, 18.
Lancaster, Saturday, Aug. 19.
Union. Tuesday, Aug. 22.
Gaffney, Wednesday, Aug. 23.
York, Thursday, Aug. 24.
Chester, Friday, Aug. 25,
Winnsboro, Saturday, Aug. 26.
Denies Special Mission Story.
Berlin, May 25.-The rumor In
circulation abroad that Prince Von
Buelow, former German chancellor,
is going on a special mission to
Washington is officially denied here.
weeks (before going to Chicago for
a term In the university there.
F. S. IfolleJman Is "'breaking in" a
now Ford car. . ;
Invitations have .been recoived In
Seneca to the marriage of J. Lowta
Cai*pentor, of Greenville, to Miss
Myrtle PemtodrtOn, of Concord, N.
C. In Advance) oft the Interesting
event, con gratti lotions and good
wishes are hoing wafted the young
couple hy friends here, Mr. Carpen?
ten having visited (frequently in