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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.
Our Entire Line of I
Dresses, 'Waists, Middy
derwear at Cost and Les
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THE WE ST ML
MUS. OHAS. J. MP LU ICY mai),
lind Came Suddenly Thursday from
Stroke Of Paralysis.
Westminster, Aug. If?.-Special:
Westminster was shocked and deeply
grieved when the news reached here
of the sudden death of Mrs. Chas. J.
Mulkey, which occurred Thursday af
ternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock, at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Kay,
near Fair Play. Mrs. Mulkey was in
her usual health and, accompanied
by her daughter, Nellie, was visiting
for a few days with Mr. and Mrs.
Kay, when, without warning, the end
came. A stroke of paralysis is
thought to have been the cause of
her death, as she had suffered a
slight stroke several weeks ago. She
lived only about 20 or 30 minutes
after she was stricken, and every
? thing possible was done for her res
toration, but the inevitable end came
and she passed peacefully away.
Mrs. Mulkey was a sweet, Christian
woman, of many splendid character
istics and was ever ready to lend a
helping hand to those in need. She
was never in robust health, but tho
good she accomplished was far
reaching and her faith in the Lord
was strong. She was indeed a deep
ly pious woman, loyal to her church,
devoted to her family and friends,
and was held In the highest esteem
by all who knew her.
Before her marriage she was Miss
Lizzie Butler. Her father, H. P.
Butler, who was a soldier In the
Confederate army, has been dead for
many years, but her mother, Mrs.
J, M. Hull, still survives; also one
brother, D. P. Butler, of Westmin
ster, and ono sister, Mrs. J. E. Maul
din, of Atlanta; also half-brothers
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ftouse Dresses, Children's
Blouses, and Muslin Un
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:esses, worth 50c.
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x 16, 1916.
le message was
tlantic Cable by
i of England to
nan, of the Uni
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and Western Heini?
iini'ONsihle means. We
of the world at large
happens. Efllelency is
ill nations and all big
Iso the watch-word at
WDVL BE SAFE
f Banking Think of
and half-sisters as follows J. D.
Hull, Madison; Mrs. D. I. A'ulkey,
an(i W. D. Hull, Westminster; Mrs.
Mattie Martin, Cornelia, Ga.; Geo.
L. 'Hull, Westminster; Mrs. Hoyt
Oarteledge, Atlanta. Surviving her,
of ber own family, ls ber husband.
Chas. J. Mulkey, and two daughters,
Miss Nelle Mulkey and Mrs. C. E.
Cobb, and one son, Harry B. Mul
key, all of Westminster.
The remains were brought here
Friday morning. Funeral services
were conducted at the home by C. A.
Kay, after which the body was laid
to rest in Eastview cemetery. There
was present a large concourse " sor
rowing relatives and friends. The
floral offerings were many and beau
tiful. The sorrowing family has the
dee)) sympathy of many friends
An Appeal for Aid.
To the Children of the Public
Schools and other Benevolent Per
1 again appeal to you for help to
keep tho blind boy, Ernest Sanders,
at school. If all the children en
rolled in the public schools of tho
county will give one-half of one cent
I can keel) Him in school another
year. He is doing well, is a bright,
honest, and truthful boy, learns fast
and is worthy of the pittance I ask.
Will you help? If so, deposit
your gift in the nearest county bank
to you, In my name, for Ernest San
ders and notify me. I ask this for
one of God's little ones and in His
name. John W. Shelor.
Richland, S. C., Aug. 14, 1916.
N. B.-If you know of any blind
and deaf child ten years old, notify
me. 1 might help you to get the
unfortunate ono in school. J.W.S.
or Less Money
or Same Money
Westminster, S. C.
TOXAWAY DAM ?KOKI-; SUNDAY.
Great Wall of Water Hushed
Through Upper Carolina Streams,
There was great apprehension
felt In Walhalla Sunday evening
when the announcement that the
dam nt Lake Toxaway, in the Sap
phire section of North Carolina, had
given way, and that the great dani
was rapidly emptying its pent-up
waters into the streams that would
carry them in Hood proportions
through the eastern section of Oco
nee. The Toxaway dam broke Sun
day evening about 7 o'clock.
The lirst news came to Walhalla
early in the evening, and Immediate
ly Mayor Brown started for the Jo
cassee section of Oconee in order to
warn the people of that section and
to look after his interests there,
where lias has a large hotel, which
at this season is well Ulled with
guests from other parts of the State.
Other parties were made up hur
riedly, and auto after auto, carry
ing people to different sections to
waru residents along streams that
would be affected, left town at
speeds varied only hy the possibili
ties of the cars. Mr. Brown, how
ever, got to Jocassee after the
waters had reached there, and for
some hours was unable to reach his
pro lier ty.
All along the line of the known
course of the Hood the residents re
ceived notice of the coining of the
waters, and all were advised of the
possible dangers in time to save
themselves and In large part their
stock. However, in the Jocassee sec
tion, the people did not receive the
warning in time and there were a
number of narrow escapes.
The main force of the ilood reach
ed thc Iron bridge over Keowee river
at about 2 a. m. Monday, and about
1 o'clock Monday morning the Blue
Ridge Railroad bridge over Seneca
river, near Cherry's, showed a water
line about 14 feet above normal.
Early, in the evening Sunday Instruc
tions were received here to send the
freight engine down the road to
gather up loaded coal cars, and sim
ilar instructions were carried out at
Anderson, and these loaded coal cars
were rushed to the high trestle, thus
weighting lt down to save lt if pos
sible. Fortunately tho Hood came
with less forco and volume than an
ticipated, and the trestle was left
The steel bridge over Keowee at
the old Chapman Ford was swept
away completely, there being noth
ing left even of the abutments. The
road up the river from this bridge
was also swept away, and it is said
lt can never be repaired. This
bridge was a county-line bridge and
was owned jointly by Bickens and
Oconee and was built only a few
years ago by special act of Hie gene
I ral assembly. The steel bridge at
Old Bickens stood the test with lit
tle or no damage, though the flood
nt this point raged furiously. The
Cherry Bridge, Ravenel's and Law
rence bridges also stood the torrent.
Great trees from 80 to 100 feet in
height came down in the raging tor
rent, their trunks being almost to
tally stripped of bark. They would
be wedged so tightly together in the I
stream as to temporarily cause the
water to stop in its mad rush, when
all at once there would be a break
In the rift of trees and logs, and the
renewed force of the water rushing
into tho break. would send the
giants of the forest high into the air,
only to fall back into the flood and
continue on their way down, tear
ing and smashing as they went. In
many Instances large trees were
swilled from tho banks and dragged
into streams by heavy driftwood.
Parts of houses, stables, used planks,
cold word, etc., and some small ani
mals, were noticed in the flooded
streams. The stench from the wa
ters of the lake was terrible, and
was almost unbearable. P. S. Shook,
of Walhalla, who was at Lake Tox
away at the time the dam broke, said
it. was terrible to remain near the
lake bed, as the stench could hardly
At Joeassee tho Whitewater Inn
was suniberged to a depth of foin
feet or more over the lirst floor, leav
ing in the hotel large hanks of mud,
and from the floor there was picked
up about a half bushel of fish after
the waters had receded. Jocassee is
not localed on the Toxaway river,
but ls on the Whitewater river, sit
uated a short distance from the
point at which Whitewater empties
into the Toxaway river. As the flood
came down the Toxaway it walled
back the Whitewater,backing up that
stream and causing consid?rable
damage along that course. There
was such a sudden rise in the water
that a number of the gusts who won.
in thc upper rooms were forced to
wade out In water waist deep. They
spent the night on tho mountain ad
jacent to the hotel.
The home of John Crow, several
miles below tho Brown place, was
also submerged to a depth of two
or tinco feet. Here the roof of the
stable lind to be torn off In order
for Mr. Crow's horse to float or swim
out. Thc animal was found late
In this vicinity the home of Gus
Robertson was washed away. He
and his family bad not been warned
and they had a narrow escape. All
their belongings were carried away.
The rush of waters roached this sec
tion about 9.30 o'clock.
On Upper Toxaway, in the Dol?a
nle section, the waters did consider
SECOND REGIMENT ON HOHDER.
Thc First Regiment Hus Settled
Down to Rusliicss.
\ 101 Paso, Texas. Aug. 13.-The
Second Regiment South Carolina ln
I fantry, arrived here last night anil
-, detrained early this morning.
I They went into camp I in med i a te
lly, just above tho Ft rot Regiment,
j The mei ot' the Second grubbed the
? cactus, mesquite and other desert
j weeds, and by nightfall all tents
were pitched and the camp praeti
I cally completed. The Second re
ports having had a line trip all the
way from South Carolina. They
reached here in good health and
without having had any sickness en
Lieut. Col. Allison was on hand to
greet the Second and rendered
much assistance in the work of de
training and pitching camp.
The Charleston Light Dragoons,
the engineer company and the held
hospital company arrived in 101 Paso
early this morning in line condition.
The Dragoons detrained near Kort
Bliss and went into camp along
with the cavalry troops from seve
ral of the Northern Slates.
The engineer company is encamp
ed with similar organizations not
far from the Dragoons. Just where
the Held hospital was sent ls not
known, but lt ls reported thai they
are some distance from this locality.
The First has about completed Its
camp and is beginning to settle
down to regular routine.
Col. Wright has taken command
of the brigade. The Florida regi
ment has not yet arrived, but ls ex
pected before many more days.
Two Horses Die from Heat.
Florence, Aug. 12.-It ls reported
here that M. S. Haynsworth, a well
to-do and prosperous farmer three
miles from town, had lost two fine
horses Thursday from heat and over
work. lt is stated that Mr. Hayns
worlb had given two hands a task
for the day, and in order to get
through with lt at an carly hour to
get off from work, they pushed tho
animals too hard in the terrible heat
of the afternoon with the result that
both died that night.
able damage. The damage from hack
water on Horsepasture river is also
reported as being the worst in the
history of the stream. Here it is
that it is feared that Perry Hinkle
and wife and Little Silas Hinkle and
wife lost their lives. At last reports
they had not been heard from. They
were away from home at the time
of the Hood and it is feared I li ey
were caught in the torrent and
Very serious conditions prevailed
all along tho line, growing less dis
astrous, however, as the waters had
chance of spreading over territory
and lessening the fury of the descent |
through the main course.
Lake Toxaway was a large body
of water, the lake having a shore
line of some 8 or !) miles and cover
ing in all, including that terirtory
not navigable by pleasure boats, but
I over which there was constantly
heavily backed water, something
more than 1,700 acres of land. The
dam was about 60 feet iii height, and
of such thickness as to permit of the
maintenance of a drive-way on the
top. lt was constructed solely of
earth and small rock, and was not.
as supposed by many, of concrete.
The power house belonging to the
Toxaway Company, located just be
low the dam, was completely de
stroyed, entailing a loss of about
$10,000. General estimates of the
cost of constructing the dam are
around $50,000, thus showing a di
rect loss to the company of upwards
Thc original cost of the Toxaway
properties was about $300,000. Tho
company failed to make a success of
I tba undertaking, and a few years
ago Hie property was sold by a re
I colver. lt went begging at $100,
I 000, and was bid in by Col. Jen-1
! nigs, a Standard Oil magnate of New
i York. The day rate at the hotel was
I $10, and was patronized principally
i hy New longland and Eastern people.
The breaking of the dam at Tox
away has been reported dozens of
times during Hie past ten years-so
often that it had become a standing
joke. Many were loth to believe the
report "linday evening, especially in
view ol the fact that weather condi
tions had been less trying for some
days past than in the weeks previ
ous, through which the dam had
held. It ls reported that a leak or
spring at the base or the dam caused
tho break. This spring had been
there since the erection of the dam,
and many visitors to tho lake have
drank water from it.
Great damage to lands all along
tho linc of tho water's descent is re
ported, In much of the territory the
soil being completely washed away
down to hard clay. Other sections
are covered with mud and sand and
rendered useless for agricultural
purposes, for the present at least.
The waters of the affectod streams
of tills section are onco more nor
mal. Oconee can again count her
self peculiarly fortunato In coming
out of a bad situation so compara
tively little hurt. Tho constant
mounce of a flood when the great
Toxaway dam should break has kept
the people along certain streams in
Oconee always fearful of disaster
j that might happen at any time.
PRIMARY FLECTION MANAGERS.
List of Those Who Will Conduct
First, and Second Primarles.
Following is a list of the manag
ers for tlie primary election for
Oconce county, to he held on Tues
day, August 20th. and the second
primary election. to lie held on
Tuesday. September 12th:
Belmont-R. L. Vissage, Clem
Wilbanks and B. Land.
Bethlehem- W. C. Harker, N. 1<\
Keown and lt. A. Talley.
Clemson College-J. H. Whitten.
Harry Sloan and l-l. M. Stackhouse.
Damascus-M. ll. Lee, I). F. Car
ter and T. J, Carter.
Double Springs -.1. T. Lyles 1. W.
Henry and AV. I). Pell.
Karie's Mill-S. W. Simmons. W.
R. Karie and W. H. (Mles.
Fair Play-H. J. Marett. A. R.
Marett and .1. W. Davis.
Friendship-Henry Crooks, Hurt
Campbell and N. A. Moore.
High Falls No. I-jas. R. White.
Edward Hann and Thos. Cannon.
High Falls No. 2 -.1. L. Kell, (?.
M. White and P. A. Brown,
Holly Springs-A. C. Blackwell,
R. ID. Long and K. L. Burton.
.locassce-A. L. Whitmire, .1. A.
Whltmire and H. .1. Patterson.
Jordania-.1 M. Martin, S. P. San
ders and C. W. Wilson.
Little River-R. W. Burgess, W.
M. Perry and John W. Breedlove.
Long ("reek-Ceo. Matheson, C.
R. Singleton and T. J. Thrift..
Madison-J. 1). Hull, W. J. Wal
ters and J. R. Cleland.
.Monaghan Mills-W. L. Bruce,
Fred White and F. D. Rothell.
Newry-V. Q. Gregory, Olar W.
Kelley and A. A. McMahan.
Oak Grove-A. N. Prichard. J.
Walter Alexander and Wm.Schnefor.
Oak way-M. S. Carroll, W. S.
Bearden and Berry Moore.
Oconee Creek-W. M. Murphy, J.
L. Hall and Fred Morgan.
Picket Post-Frank Rankin, J. D.
Harkins and J. H. Garrison.
Providence-W. N. Woolbrlght,
John C. Boggs and C. C. Harris.
Retreat-H. L. Vemer, Charles
Qray and W. O. Johns.
Return-B. C. Brock, B. F. Tilley
aim Walker A. Sanders.
Richland-T. M. Wyly, Stiles N.
Hughs and W. H. Armstrong
Salem-10. B. Haggorty, J. L.
Wood and Melton Lusk.
Seneca-T, S. Stribling, J. 10. Hop
kins and Y. C. Langston.
South Union-J. J. Lee, H. M.
Cole and Ottle 'B?rrigs.
Taber-J. A. Knox, D. N Staneil
and J. IO. Wrinn.
Tamnssee-J. J. D. Cowan, Geo.
IO. Rankin and J. IO. Kelley.
'Pilkeena-J. A. Callahan), Walter
Richardson and L. C. Boggs.
Tugaloo Academy-J. P. Powell,
Wilbur Smith and Leander M. Jones.
Walhalla-T. A. Grant. W. J.
Schroder and Otio Schumacher, Jr.
Westminster-R. B. Monea, W. H.
Dillard and W. O. Pitts.
Wolf Pit-John Barker, Franklin
L. Moody and 1). P. Grant.
West Union-Mack Neville, E. O.
Hutchison and Fred Biemann.
One of the managers is expected
to call at the Court House on Sat
urday, August 26th, to be sworn in,
secure tickets, the enrollment book
and boxes. This manager may swear
in the other two managers. And if
for any reason tho managers abovo
named cannot serve, the executive
committeeman of each club has tho
power and authority to appoint man
agers to fill the place of those who
The polls at each voting precinct
must he opened at 8 a. m. and
closed at 4 p. m.
JAS. M. MOSS,
M. C. LONG, Secretary.
French Warship Made Visit.
Pensacola, Fla., Aug. Li.-The
French cruiser Admiral Aube, which
unexpectedly entered this port yes
terday, left to-day without the real
mission of her visit becoming defi
nitely known. Capt. Leskivitt took
on no fuel or supplies, but did re
ceive a small packet of documents
i rom the French consul here.
Marine observers, including pi
lots hore, almost to a man, are of
the opinion that tue cruiser's prin
cipal reason for entering the har
bor was to make soundings and got
first-hand Information of tho port.
Soundings taken when she approach
ed, crossed and left the har immedi
ately in her wake yesterday did not
attract attention, but finally fre
quent soundings over an irregular
course after she entered the harbor
caused comment among marine
Capt. Leskivitt firmly, but courte
ously, declined to allow a newspa
per man aboard the vessel yesterday
and again to-day, but just before ho
sailed he said to the Associated
Press: "We are going out for a
short pleasure cruise."
("ard of Thanks.
Editor Keowee Courier: We de
sire through your columns to extend
sincere thanks to the many kind
friends who so thoughtfully came to
our assistance in our recent sudden
bereavement and rendered so many
services and kind deods. Their
thoughtfulness will over be grateful
Mrs. James Bates and Family.
Westminster, Route 3, Aug. 14.
KATA li CHARLESTON ACCIDENT.
Motorcycle < rushed Into Trolley
Polo, Killing Harry Hyor.
(Nows and Courier, 141li. )
Hastening homo at high speed on
:i motorcycle, lo keop a promise
made lils mother Dial he would ho
lhere promptly ni I o'clock yester
day afternoon for dinner. Harry li.
Myer, son of Mr. and Mrs. NV. K.
Myer, lost control of the machine
and crashed into a wooden trolley
polo, the terrille force of the collis
ion horribly crushing the young
man's skull, and he died a few min
utes later in an ambulance rushing
to the Kotier Hospital.
So great was the force of the
blow that large pieces of bone from
the young man's skull wera imbed-*,
(led in the post, and the post itself
was mo veil nearly two Inches hy 'ho
Impact of the collision, which com
pletely demolished the heavy motor
cycle. Soon after tho accident h is
grief-stricken father arrived on the
scene and removed a piece of lils
son's skull, the length and thickness
of a man's linger, from the pole,
not wishing it to romain there as
horrihlo evidence of the tragedy, but
Hie piece of bone was so (irmly Im
bedded in the wood that Mr. liver
rot] ul rod Hie assistance of a by
stander to remove it.
This is tile second time tragedy
has cast its sable pall over the I Iyer
home, tho first sad incident occur
ring about 12 years ago, when ono
of Mr. and Mrs. (Iyer's two young
daughters was accidentally shot and
killed by a playmate with a parlor
rifle. Christmas was approaching
and the children were playing to
gether in high spirits. A boy play
mate of Mr. 1 Iyer's little daughter
pointed a parlor rlllo at her and told
the child to hohl up her hands, and
then ho pulled tho trigger and tho
Utile girl dropped to the door, shot
through tho body.
Young Hyor was 24 years obi and
a great lover of outdoor life, which
caused him to take to motorcycling,
and he was considered an expert
rider. How ho happened to crash
Into tho telephone polo will never
he known, ibut lt is supposed that he
was going at such a high rate of
sjieed that ho lost control of i ho
MA NY SOLDI Kits 'io HORDE H.
Between 20 mid ?T> Thousand Moro
Mon for tho Prout.
Washington, Aug. 12.-All the
National Guard units Included in
President Wilson's call of .lune IS,
not yet on the Mexican border, were
ordered (here to-ilay hy the War De
Between 20,000 and 25,000 addi
tional troops will thus he added to
the border forces. National Guard
troops there will number approxi
mately 125,000, and the total of all
troops on the border or in Mexico
will ho 175,000.
Secretary Baker made a foi mal
announcement that the troop move
ment had nothing whatever to do
with the Mexican situation as such
and was solely to relieve thousands
of troops now held In mobilization
camps only because they lack a few
recruits to bring units up to fixed
To Stimulate Kermit lng.
War Department officials decided
on their action because the troops
are restive In camp and there seem
ed to bo no stimulus to recruiting
while thero was no prospect of
movement to the bonier. They now
expect most of the regiments will
be filled boforo tho troops loave.
Secretary Baker to-day made, pub
lic a letter to a correspondent,
whose name was not disclosed; who
had suggested that'the government
should discharge State soldiers who
desired to return to their business
Adult. Victim Infantile Paralysis.
Carden City, N. Y., Aug. 12.
Mrs. Krank C. Page, daughter-in
law of Walter Hines Page, Knited
States ambassador to Great Britain,
died of Infantile paralysis at her
summer home hero late this after
noon. She was 25 years old and had
been married only two months.
- - . Ito
Ebene/er (Liberty) Conference.
All members of Liberty Baptist
church are requested to attend a
meeting at thc church on Saturday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Important
business to transact, and it ls hoped
that all members will be prosent. *
Whiskey Constable in Had.
Columbia, Aug. 12.-J. 'H. Cole,
a whiskey constable, was arrested
here at an early hour this morning
charged with drunk and disorderly
conduct, carrying concealed weapons
and assault and battery with intend,
to kill. Cole was tried before the
recorder this morning and bound
over to tho court of general sessions
of Richland county under $500
bond, on charge of assault and bat
tery with intent to kill. Tho other
charges were dismissed.
-A campaign meeting will bo held
at Oconeo Creek on Tuesday, Au
gust 22d. The clubs at Tamassee,
Picket Post, High Palls Nos. 1 and
2 are urged to attend this mooting.
Tho mooting at Salem will bo on
23d, and tho clubs at Jocassee and
Little River are asked to attend thia
meeting. This will give opportunity
to tho public In upper Oconee to
hear tho candidates.