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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, .WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1010.
Our Entire Line of I
Dresses, Waists, Middy
derwear at Cost and Less
one dollar, only f
and 75c., only 40(
C. W. J. E.
It Pays to Ruy for*
136 Years /
The Star Spangled
T^SSf spark of liberty
*- burned in the heat
poser. While being lie
seiged fort, he wrote the
has thrilled and inspired
The spark of liberl
burn brightly in every in
is more conducive to this
with this Bank,
When You Think of
lt l' KA 11 CARRIER EXAMINATION.
(?ovomnient Announces Examination
to EUI Vacancy ut Walhalla.
Tho United States Civil Service
Commission has announced an exam
ination for the County of Oconeo
(S. C.) to be held at Walhalla on
August 26, 1916, to lill the position
of rural carrier at Walhalla, and va
cancies that may later occur on rural
routes from other post offices in the
above-mentioned county. The ex
amination will be oi>en only to male
citizens who are actually domiciled
in tho Kerri) ory of a post office in
tho county and who meet the other
requirements set forth in Form No.
1977. This form and application
blanks may be obtained from the of
fices mentioned above or from the
United States Civil Service Commis
sion at Washington, D. C. Applica
tions should be forwarded to the
Commission at Washington at the
earliest practicable date.
The following lg a list of letters
remaining uncalled for in the Wal
halla post office for the week ending
August 8th, 1916:
Ellen Carwell, L. L. James, Miss
Minnie Lee, Clem Smith.
When calling for the above please
say they aro advertised.
N. Fant, P. M.
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 4.-John Sav
age, a nogro, was electrocuted in the
State prison here to-day for the mur
der several months ago of an aged
white man In Washington county.
SAME Goods F
MORE Goods F
iousc Dresses, Children's
Blouses, and Muslin Un
n Dresses, worth
esses, worth 50c.
,LA, S. C.
Key, who wrote
Banner, was born.
' and freedom brightly
t of this famous corn
Id captive before a be
words to the song that
Ly and freedom should
tan's heart and nothing
feeling than an account
Banking Think of
S. C. ItELlfclF1 ?MUNDS READY.
Call lor Contributions-Many Indi
viduals Have Offered Help.
Kingstrec, Aug. 5.-One of tho
most largely attended meetings over
held in the court house took place
this afternoon. The object of the
gathering was to discuss conditions
caused by the recent floods. Con
gressman J. W. Uagsdale was present
on invitation that he might obtain a
more correct understanding of the
actual conditions in the county. Mo
stated to the meeting what had been
done in Congress, and before be had
finished a telegram was handed him
'rom Major Youngberg's office at
Charleston, which stated: "Funds
now available for relief of flood
sufferers; Major Youngberg tn Co
lumbia making necesasry arrange
ments for relief work to begin at
Govcnor Manning took part in the
meeting and stated that upon his re
turn to Columbia ho would issue a
general call for contributions for the
benefit of tho storm sufferers. The
Governor also informed the meetiiw
that he had already received offers
of private aid from a number of his
Garment Makers' Strike Muds.
New York, Aug. 4.-The garment
makers' strike, which has virtually
paralyzed tho women's suit and cloak
Industry in this city for nearly four
months, was declared settled last
night at a general meeting of the
strike committee of the union.
Young men often visit a pawnshop
merely to pass away tho time.
or Less Money
or Same Money
Westminster, S. C.
UNDER SPANISH WAK VETERAN.
Carolina Reglmontl Joined by Florid
iiuis Under West Pointer.
Columbia, Aug. 5.-Adjt. (Sen.
Mooro has received notice from the
War Department that Hie command?
ing officer of the brigade to be form
ed of the two South Carolina regi
ments and one Florida regiment is
to be Col. Walter K. Wright, of the
23d infantry, of the regular army.
His title as com mander of the bri -
gade will be brigadier general. He
is a native of New York State, 5 S
years of age, graduated from West
Point In 1883, and served with dis
tinction in the Spanish-American
war. Ile was appointed as a colonel
of the 23d in fan tr j July 7, 191?.
Following the successful comple
tion of an examination, conducted hy
the officers of the First Regiment,
and telegraphic instructions from
Governor Manning, the adjutant
general to-daj made the following
appointments: M. A. Malloy, Com
pany D, Cheraw; T. H. Duckett,
machine gun company, and J. P.
Crawford, Anderson, now second
lieutenants, to be first lieutenants;
R. L. Meares. F. M. Reaty, C. G.
Hammond and R. C. Clayton, to be
Ralph J. Ranier, of Anderson, has
been appointed captain ol' the ma
chine gun company, First Regiment.
Capt. Ranier has lived in Mexico for
several years, speaks border Spanish
fluently, and has been an officer of
the Texas Rangers. He was ap
pointed by the Governor on recom
mendation of Col. E. M. Blythe,
camp commander. Capt. Ranier suc
ceeds Capt. B. B. Gossett, transfer
Soldier Boys Aro Off.
Camp Moore, Styx, S. C., Aug. 7.
The First Regiment of the South
Carolina National Guard entrained
to-day for the border. Tbeyi started
in three sections-Lieut. Col. Mc
Cully in command of the first, Major
Spratt of the second, and Col.
Blythe of the third section. The
First Regiment comprises 1,015 en
listed men and 53 officers.
The field hospital company, the
cavalry troop and the engineer com
pany will follow under the command
of Major Brailsford. The units
comprise: Field hospital, 56 men
and 5 officers; the cavalry troop, 8!t
men and 3 officers, and the engineer
company, 72 men and 4 officers.
Second Off To-morrow.
The Second Regiment will entrain
Tuesday. They also will travel in
three sections, Major Bradford In
charge of the first, Major Marchant i
of tho second, and Col. Springs of |
the third. The Second will break
camp this afternoon and will begin
entraining Tuesday. lt is thought
that by Wednesday the entire com
mand will he on their way to the
border and Camp 'Moore will be
deserted. Tho quartermaster's corps
will be left behind to wind up the
affairs and then will report to tho
Department of the Fast for further
There are 2,350 officers and men
of the South Carolina National
Guard going to 101 Paso for border
duty; the regiments and the other
units will report to the commanding
officer at Fort Bliss on their arrivai.
Fort Bliss is seven miles from El
Paso. Thousands of visitors from all
parts of the State visited Camp Moore
to-day to bid the soldiers good-bye.
The camping grounds were thronged
from early this morning until late to
Lust Night on Styx.
The First Regiment tented last
night at Camp Moore for the last
time. Religious services were held
in both regiments this morning. The
Irish Volunteers attended mass in
Columbia at St. Peter's. They v/ere
the guests of the nuns of Ursuline
Convent for breakfast. The men are
in splendid condition and all are
eager for the movement to begin.
The health and conduct of the ^amp
has been wonderful and has enlisted
universal admiration. There has
been practically no sickness.
The assembly sounded in both reg
iments shortly ai ter 1 o'clock, and
Governor Manning ascended tho
stand to address the soldiers and a
large crowd of civilians. Mrs. Man
ning stood with him while be spoke.
His ringing sentences wero Interrupt
ed several times by volleys of hand
claps. When he concluded the band
struck up "Dixie" and the Governor
stood uncovered, with Mrs. Manning
waving to tho soldiers mid continu
Soldiers Hurt in Auto.
Macon, Ga., Aug. 6.-Sorgt. Grady
Hamilton, of Griffin, member of the
supply company of the Second Regi
ment, and Sorgt. Eugene Harris, reg
imental bugler of the same regiment,
were badly hurt early this morning
when an automobile driven by Sorgt.
Hamilton plunged over a 15-foot
embankment near tho camp ground.
The men were on their way to camp
and driving at high speed. Hamil
ton received a fractured collarbone
and internal injuries. Harris's right
shoulder was battered and he is said
to bo suffering from Internal inju
Six members of Company A, Sec
ond Regiment, the Jackson Rifles,
were found to have thc measles this
morning. Tho entire company was
placed In quarantine.
TUM AITO-MCYITJK ACCIDENT.
Richland Correspondent Tolls Story
or Nearly Fatal Collision,
'Richland, Aug. 8.-Special: The
farmers of our community put to
good use the few dry days of the
past week in "laying by" their crops.
While there is still considerable
grass In the majority of crops they
show up very well, and with usual
seasons we .believe will not fall much
below the average.
The protracted services which
were recently held at the Presbyte
rian church dosed with the commun
ion services on Sunday. Two ser
vices wore held each day during tho
past week. Tho pastor was assisted
by Rev. H. A. Knox, of Georgetown,
and Rev. T. M. Stribling, of Cedar
Rev. and Mrs. ll. A. Knox and
family are visiting at the home of
Mrs. Knox's parents 'Mr. and Mrs. J.
Rev. T. M. Stribling, pastor of the
Presbyterian church of Cedar town,
Ga., is spending several days at the
home of his brother, I P. Stribling,
and is visiting friends und relatives
in this and surrounding communi
Misses Pauline and Christine An
derson left this afternoon for Liberty
Hill, S. C., where they will attend a
house party during the coming week.
Miss Mae Stribling, of Seneca, was
the attractive guest at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. T. Ii. Wyly during tho
The friends of Miss Cora Wyly
will be sorry to learn that she has
been very unwell at the home of her
parents. At the time of writing she
is reported improving.
Miss Perl Morris, of Carnesville,
Ga., 1B spending this week at the
home of her uncle, J. P. Stribling.
Stokes Wyly. who is assistant
postmaster at Georgetown, is visit
ing at thc home of his parents.
Mr. Newton, of Greenville, was a
recent visitor to the community.
'Mrs. S . N. Hughs and recent
guests, Mrs. T. E. Stokes and (laugh
ter, Miss Abbie, are spending several
days at Mon treat, N. C.
The young people of the communi
ty gathered In S. N. Hughs's pas
ture last Thursday afternoon and
enjoyed a late aiternoon picnic.
John M. Bruce, of Avalon, Ga.,
was a visitor at the home of J. P.
Mr and Mrs. J. Allen Dendy, re
cently of Anderson, have secured
rooms al the old Dendy homestead
near here and have moved their
family to this place. We understand
that Mr. Dendy intends to enter
business here. Mr. and Mrs, Dendy
have numerous friends and relatives
who gladly welcome them back to
the old home.
Mrs. S. iB. Craig, o? Rickens. was
a recent visitor at the home of W. H.
Mrs. Sherrard is visiting at the
home Of her brother, John W. She
lor. who has been unwell for the
past few weeks.
Stiles Stribling entertained a few
of his friends very Informally at a
watermelon "slicing" Saturday af
ternoon in honor ol' his guest, Miss
Saturday afternoon while driving
from Seneca to his home in his Ford
touring car, Homer Ballenger col
lided with a bicycle on which Nor
man Palmer was riding. Young
Palmer was thrown through tho
windshield of the car and was severe
ly cut about tho face and neck and
his frontal bone was fractured. The
accident occurred near the forks of
the Walhalla-Westmlnster road, just
west of the Rino Ridge railway cross
ing. The car was coming from to
ward Seneca and the bicycle from
toward Richland. According to the
evidence, at the time of the collision
the enr was running at a low rate
of speed, having just passed two
buggies, and the bicycle was run
ning pretty fast, lt seems that
young Ballenger was on the right
side of the road, but the bicycler
turned to tho left, realized his mis
take and too lato tried to turn to
the right. The accident happened on
a very sharp curve and neither Pal
mer nor Ballenger saw the other in
time to avert tho accident, although
Ballenger threw on bis emergency
brakes and the car was practically
at a standstill when tho bicycle blt
lt. According to tho Information
available to your correspondent no
blame whatsoever can bo placed upon
the driver of tho car, and this con
clusion ls strengthened by the repu
tation young Ballenger has of being
I one of the safest, most careful driv
ers of the county. In fact, the acci
dent seems to havo been totally un
In the car with young Ballenger
were bis brother John, and Sam Ber
ry, of Greenville, a mall clerk for the
Southern Railway. They immediate
ly plclrod up young Palmer, and with
all possible speed carried him back
to Soneca, where he was immediately
given the best possible medical at
tention. He was carried on to a hos
pital in Greenville and at last ro
ports his chances for recovery wero
good. The sympathy of the entire
community goes out to the family of
the injured young man.
Singing at, Boone's Creek.
Salem, Aug. 7.- Special: There
will be an all-day singing at Boone's
Crook on the third Sunday in Au
gust. Ali good singers are cordially
invited. Bring your song books and
MOW YOlUt SURFACE RAILWAY
Strike Has Ended-Right of Organi
sation ls Conceded, '
Now York, Aug. 7.-The strike on
the surface railway liney hero came
to an end to-mght. Directors of the
Vow York Hallway Company and the |
Third Avenue Hallway Company, the
two principal lines affected, voted,
after being deadlocked for IL1 hours,
to accept n plan of settlement pro
posed by '.Mayor Mitchel and Oscar S.
Straus, chairman of the public ser
vice commission, after the strikers
had agreed to it. It was then an
nounced that normal service would
be resumed to-morrow morning on
the lines which ratified ibo agree
One of the chief concessions in the
settlement gives to the employees
the right to organize, which was the
issne the strike leaders said they
were determined to light to the end.
The compon?is agreed to treat with
grievance committees of their em
ployees irrespective of tho fact that
they may bolong to a union. Wage
demands will be arbitrated, the pro
vision being made that negotiations
must begin not later than August 20.
Oiticinls of the Second Avenue
Railroad, the Richmond Light nnd
Power Company and the New York
and Queens County Company were
invited by Mayor Mitchel to meet
with him and Mr. Straus to-morrow
morning to consider measures to end
the strike on these lines.
Although the agreement reached
to-day concedes the right of the em
ployees to organize, the union is not
recognized hy tho company.
Cal's Kim in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Aug. 7.-Despite tho
strike order of the local division of
the Amalgamated Association of
Street and Electric Railway Em
ployees, cars of the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Company were operat
ed without interruption to-day and
to-night. Leaders of the strikers
claim that 1,200 men quit their
posts, hut officials of the company
declare 150 would he an exaggera
FARM IA)AN HOARD IS HEADY
To Begin Work hy Putting New
Hanking System Into Operation. ,
Washington, Aug. 7.- -Organiza
tion of the new farm loan board
which is to administer the new rural
credits system was perfected here to
day with the induction into olllce of
its four appointive members, the des
ignation hy President Wilson of an
executive head and the selection of a
secretary. The board will meet
again to-morrow to consider how it
may best obtain information on how
to divide the country Into twelve
land bank districts with a Federal
land hank in each.
President Wilson named Geo. W.
Norris as farm loan commissioner, or
executive head of the board. The
oath of office was administered to
Mr. Norris and C. E. Lobdell, Her
bert Quick and W. S. A. Smith, the
other appointivo members, in tho of
fice of Secretary McAdoo, who is ex
olficio chairman. Mr. McAdoo point
ed out that the farm loan act was
the first legislation to provide finan
cial aid for farmers on long time and
easy terms enacted sinco the founda
tion of the government and declared
it meant more prosperity for the far
At a short session afterward W.
W. Flanagan, of Montclair, N. J., was
chosen secretary of the board.
Afterward the board went over the
applications and recommendations of
4 0 cities for F?deral land banks. The
board probably will go West through
Northern States and return through
the South on its trip across the con
IS SUDMARINE BREMEN SAFE ?
Dispatches Indicate Mishap-Ameri
can Agents Know No ti il og.
Herne, Switzerland, Aug. 8.-Ac
cording to a report received hero to
day the Heiiln Tageblatt prints a
dispatch saying that tho German
merchant submarine Bremen, sister
ship to tho Deutschland, had been
sunk through an accident to her ma
A short timo ago it was reported
in tho Berlin press that the Bremen
Hays Captured by French.
Columbus, Ohio, Aug, 8-Tho Ger
man merchant submarine Bremen Is
in possession of tho French navy, ac
cording to information received by
Lieut. J. C. McElroy, United States
Army, from a relative in tho British
army. The letter declares that tho
Bremen was captured on its outward
trip to tho United States.
No Word of Bremen Hore.
Baltimore, Aug. 8.-'When shown
tho dispatch from Borne utating that
tho supersubmarine Bremen had
been sunk, Henry O. 11 ilk en, head of
the Eastern Forwarding Company,
local agents of the undersea lino,
?tated that he had no knowledge that
The Tageblatt had published such a
report, but that if this paper made
tho statement it was possibly true.
However, he did not accept this as
definite. Mr.? Hilten further stated
that he had no knowledge when the
Bremen had sailed for America, nor
had ho received any word from her
OCONIOE FARM 10HS' INSURANCE.
Large At (tendance l>u?t Monday at
Association's Annual Mooting.
Tho grove and streets around tho
Court House last Monday had much
of tho "court week" appearance, lt
waa thc August salesduy, and tn ad
dition to this tho annual meeting of
the Oonoo Farmers' iMutual .Eire lu
sa ramo Association was scheduled
for 10 o'clock. And tho good and
substantial farmers of Oeonoo wero
present for both of tlteso occasions.
lt was ono of the largest meetings
of tho insurance association lu Its
The mooting WUB very satisfactory
in its results. All the old olllcors
wore re-elected, and tho report of
the secretary and treasurer. .las. D.
Isbell. shows the association to ho
In a healthy condition, willi a largo
amount of protection of force Tor tho
farmers of Oconoe. This report
showed, anning other details, the fol
Cash on hand June :io,
lOtB.$1,tl!) fi. 18
Collections during year. . . 5,587.27
Total for year .. ..$7,283.46
Losses and expenses paid
during your . 7,234.46
Cash in bank June KO,
Tho total amount of Insurance car
ried hy policy-holdeiB in the Oeonoo
Farmers' Mutual ls $857,191, this
protection being distributed among
During the year there were 78
policies canceled, the amount of this
cancelled insurance being $52,920.
The hooks show that there ls duo
by pollcy-holdors on iiiBurnnco as
sessments the sum of $426.83.
There wore written during tho
year 24 6 new policies, the protection
In these policies amounting to $137,
The cost to policy-holders for pro
tection since tho organisation of tho
association has boen uniformly
about one-half of one per cent.
The Oconoe Far alors' Mutual In
surance Association is ace rod I ted by
tho State Insurance Department with
being one of the host in South Caro
lina and has the strong ondorsomnnt
of the State Insurance Commissioner.
THE LATEST WAH DISPATCHES,
Information from Various Sources
Indicates Entente Successes,
For tho past few days press dis
patches from the European war havo
Indicated almost uniform successes
and advances by the forces of Rus
sia, Franco, Italy and Britain, with
even tho Serbians hero and there
taking active part in the successful
drives and in moro force than ono
would expect to note.
Paris announces that on tho Ver
dun front the terrille battle con
tinues to rage, with advantages in
tho main resting with the French,
though reverses hero and there aro
admitted in consequence of Gorman
counter attacks. In the main, how
ever, the net results are accounted
"satisfactory" to the French.
London announces advances by the
British on tho Somme front, though
severe fighting and wonderful re
sistance by tho Cormnns is reported,
with reverses hero and there for tho
Vienna admits the loss of the Cor
illa bridgehead to the Italians, and
tho Italian official war statement
announces that "wo are at the be
ginning of a vast offensive, tho re
sults of which aro certain, though
they may be slow." Upwards of
10,000 Austrian prisoners have been
taken by tho Italians during tho
lighting of tho past three days.
Monto Zebotlno and Monto San
Mlcholo, strongholds of tho Aus
trians, are announced as captured by
tho Italians and solidly and com
pletely in their possession.
Petrograd announces eonlinuod
and almost uniform successes for tho
.Russian forces. The Austro-Gorman
forces are stated to have beon se
verely beaten back on several fronts,
and tho Russian cavalry is said to
he taking active part in pursuing cer
tain units of their foes, who aro in
retreat. Berlin announces tho re
t? remont of certain units in those
sections, which would indicate vir
tual admission of reverses along
these lines. Tho Russians -claim to
havo taken 8,415 men and 16?
officers during tho fighting on Au
gust 6 and 7.
The placing by Germany of von
Hindenburg In supreme command of
operations along the Russian front
would indicate that Berlin considers
the great Russian drive of tho past.
I weeks of more importance than itt
I first was anticipated.
H rossel H Refuse? to Pay.
The city of Brussels has refusod
to pay the Ano of 5,000,000 marks
imposed by the Germans in conse
quence of tho demonstration which
took place at the Belgian capital on
July 21, the national fete day, says
a dispatch from The Hague. A seri
ous crisis is expected.
Acting Burgomaster Lomonnlor,
the dispatch adds, has sent a lotter
to Gen. Von Hissing, the German
Governor of Belgium, flatly declin
ing to pay the line. He Bays it was
imposed on the publio because Of ita
patriotic sentiment and, therefore^
is Illegal and inadmissible.