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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, .WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1010.
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Dor<lor Negotiations at I'ortsmoutli.
?Washington, Aug. 28.-The Amer
ican-'Mexican joint commission to
seek a solution of border difficulties
will meet at Portsmouth, N. H., prob
ably Wednesday or Thursday of next
week. The day will be set by the
commissioners themselves at a pre
liminary conference to be 'held in
New York Monda>.
Fdiseo Arredondo, Mexican ambas
sador designate, and Secretary Lan
sing reached an agreement as to the
jilaco of meeting to-day. Tho Amorl- .
can commissioners .previously had
expressed to iMr. Lansing their pref
erence for Portsmouth and Mr. Ar
redondo acceded. Luis Cabrera,
Mexican minister of finance and head
4 of the Mexican commission, arrived
at Vera Cruz to-day, en .route north.
Ile is accompanied by James Linn
Rodgers, special >gent of the State
Department in Mexico City.
Secretary Lansing and Mr. Arre
dondo both will be present at the
meeting In New York.
Merci wi nt Slay? lils Wife.
Charlotte, N. C., Aug. 28.-Robt.
A. Beatty, 67 years old, <a small mer
chant of some prominonce here, shot
and killed his wife in their home
early to-day. He then sent his daugh
ter to call the neighbors and notify
?I the police.
" Several years ago it was charged,
[ he made en attempt to kill a former
wife, who since divorced him. He
was ordered held to-day by the coro
ner .for wilful murder. Jealousy was
i said to bo the cause of the killing.
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ICasley Young Man Kille?].
Fasley, Aug. 2t).-A telegram was
received here at an early hour yes
terday morning announcing thnt
Lloyd Jameson, a young man of TCas
ley, had been instantly killed In Toc
coa at 4.15 o'clock by northbound
passenger train No. 36. Details of
the accident were not given.
For a number of months the young
man was employed in the freight de
pot hore and while here made a
most efficient employee. About two
months ago ho resigned bis position
and took a position on the railroad.
Ho had been on probation for two
months and was to have taken a reg
ular position next week.
Ho ls the second son of Mrs. A. S.
Jameson and his death comes as a
great shock to both family and
friends. He was about 21 years of
Stripling ot Hopewell, Va.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 26.-Thomas
Edgar Stripling, recently pardoned
by the Governor of Georgia, while
serving a life sentence for murder,
is at Hopewell, Va., "looking for a
Job." He is staying with a relative.
Ile says he hopes to move his family
to Hopewell, and "make good." as
he promised. His health is improv
ing, he says.
or Less Money
or Same Money
Westminster, S. C.
No Appearance of Possibil
enees Between Railwa
Washington, Aug. 2S-Labor Day,
Monday, September 4, is tho date
?xed for the strike in tho tentative
orders prepared by the railroad bro
therhoods and carried home hy the
members ol' the committee ol' (MO
when they left Washington yester
lt was learned to-day that tho
brotherhood leaders decided negotia
tions here must end one way or an
other before Labor Day, and selected
the holiday witli a view to having
two million or more workers in all
lines of labor march in great dem
onstrations in favor of the strikers'
Going Before Congress.
President Wilson to-night defi
nitely decided to go before Congress
to-m~'Tow or Wednesday to recom
mend legislation aimed to avoid the
threatened nation-wide strike or to
stop it, if it comes before Congress
can act. He worked until late to
night on his message in which be
will tell members of the Senate and !
House tho negotiations to date and
lay before them a definite legisla- j
The President reached this decis- :
ion after conferences nt the White !
House with the committee of eight
railroad presidents and the four
brotherhood heads, on a new propo
sal for settlement of differences sug
gested by the executives, and later
a prolonged discussion of the situa
tion at the Capitol with the mem
bers of the Democratic steering com
mittee of .the Senate.
The proposition of the railroad
executives was that an investigation
of all issues toe conducted by a com
mission to be named by tho Presi
dent, the Investigation to last for a
period of three or four months, no
action to be taken by either side in
the meantime, and at the conclusion
of the inquiry the situation to be
what it -now is, the employees hav
ing the choice of either arbitration
or striking. .
To Reply To-day.
The brotherhood heads promised
j a rejily to-morrow morning, and
there was every indication it would
When thc railroad brotherhood
heads went to the White House to
night the President not only laid be
fore them the pinn of the execu
tives, but strongly urged the with- j
dr a wal of a tentative strike order
sent out yesterday, subject to re
lease, calling for a walkout of the 1
400,000 brotherhood members at 7 !
a. m. Labor Day, September 4. This j
request was flatly refused, the lend- :
ers saying only the committee of
040, which left Washington yester
day, had power to recall the order.
Copies of Strike Owler.
Copies of tho strike order were
brought to the President's attention
after they 'had gotten .into the pos
session of the railroad executives.
It had been known that the mem
.bers of the commission of 640 car
ried home with them a tentative or
der, but no one outside the Brother
hood .Councils, had suspected that a
date bad been set, and the Presi
dent Is said to have been greatly
perturbed by the information. After
the refusal to withdraw the order,
be communicated with the railroad
presidents, who held a meeting that
lasted until late in the night.
In spite of tho apparent failure of
his efforts to bring the two sides to
gether, the President, was reported
to-night as being still hopeful of
averting a strike.
The legislative program prepared
for Congress includes the following
An eight hour day law for rail
road employees, so framed as to
give the railroads time to prepare
for it, and
A law patterned after the Cana
dian industrial disputes act provid
ing for Investigation of industrial
disputes on railroads by a commis
sion, and prohibiting strikes or lock
outs pending the outcome of the In
In addition to these measures
there are under consideration a res
olution to increase the revenue of
the railroads In case tho expenses
are increased, and a law creating
authority for the operation of tho
railroads under tho Federal govern
ment In event of a strike. The plan
to-night was to have the first two
measures Introduced as amendments
to the bill, which bas Already pass
ed the House, increasing the inter
state commerce commission from
seven to nine jnembers.
Tho Strike Order.
The strike order is brief. It is
addressed to all mcnibers of the four
brotherhoods, is ?igned by the vari
ous general chairmen and roads as
"Sirs and Brothers: This ls to
advise that tho vote of tho employ
ees in train and engine service on
the eight-hour day and time and
one-half overtime proposition wa?
E SEPT. 4.
ity of Reconciling Differ
y Heads and Brotherhood
overwhelmingly in favor of a strike.
"Notwithstanding t li is your repr?
sentatives liave 'been unable to effect
a satisfactory sett lenient, and a
strike, under the laws of the respect
ive organizations, becomes effective
on September |, 1916, at 7 a. m.
"Impart this information, so those
interested will understand that they
are to promptly obey."
.Matter Luid liefere Congress.
Washington. Aug. 29.-President
Wilson laid the railway strike situa
tion before Congress at 2.30 o'clock
this afternoon in an address to both
Houses assembled in joint session.
The President told Congress of lils
efforts to bring the railroad mana
gers and the men into some sort of
agreement, and, saying he was pow
erless to do more, be asked Con
gress to enact certain specific legis
lation to deal with the situation now
and in the future.
RAILROADS REFUSING FREIGUT.
Strike Imminent, Will Not Take
Topeka, Kans., Aug. 29.-The
Alchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail
way to-day placed an embargo on
all shipemuts of perishable goods
and live stock effective at o.ice, ac
cording to a statement issaed from
the office of J. R. 'Koontz general
freight agent. The order also states
the company will not take the re
sponsibility on oilier shipments.
The order affects the entire rail
road system. Mr. Koontz said, and
will remain in effect until further
notice. Tho threatened nation-wide
railroad strike was said to be re
sponsible for the order.
Other railroads that have taken
similar action are the Missouri, Kan
sas and Texas, and the >New York,
New Haven and Hartford. which
roads refuse shipments ihat cannot
reach destination bet?re 7 o'clock a.
m.i September 4. Tho -Southern
Railway has as yet issued no freight
embargo order. The Southern Pa
cific, has issued passenger embargo
for all transportation unless destina
tion can be reached .before Sunday
night, September 3.
LIEUT. FAY ESCAPES PRISON.
Ile and Companion Forge Passes and
Get By Guards.
(Atlanta Constitution, 30th.)
Lieut. Robert Fay, of tho German
army, convicted bomb plotter, and
Wm. Knoblock, under sentence for
using the mails to defraud, escaped
from the Federal prison Tuesday af
ternoon about 3 o'clock.
The men have been employed in
the prison as electricians since their
incarceration some months ago. Yes
terday they forged passes permitting
them to go outside the walls of the
prison on supposod business in con
nection with their electrical work.
They told the guard they had been
sfrflt outside to make repairs to some
wires that had become defective.
After being passed by the guard
they made their escape and have not
been seen or heard from since.
Had 8-Year .Sentence.
Lieut. Fay was convicted in New
York for conspiracy in connection
with bomb plots against American
merchant vessels some time ago and
was placed in the local prison June
23, 191(5. Ile was sentenced to a
terni of eight years. He Is a native
of Germany, having been in this
country for about six months when
he was convicted by the Federal au
thorities. He is 35 years of age,
but looks to be about 30 years old.
He is of medium build, 6 ft. 10%
inches In height, weighs 165 pounds,
has light brown hair, blue eyes, fair
complexion, and when lat escaped
was wearing a moustache. He is
slightly bald on top of his hoad. Ho
is a mechanical engineer by'profes
slon. A reward of $100 is offered
by the govern ment for information
about either man which will lead to
Knoblock was convicted in Balti
more and was sent to tho local pris
on May 9, 1916 for a sentence of 18
months. Ho was convicted of using
the mails to defraud.
He Is a nativo of New York. His
father is a native of Germany, and
his mother of New York. He is fi
foet 6% inches In height, with a
slight stoop. Ho weighs 134
pounds, has dark brown hair, blue
eyes, dark complexion. His occupa
tion ls that of electrical engineer.
When be escajiod he woro a mous
tache. He has a ?liminai record at
Auburn, N. Y.
Iniporltnnt Meeting, Long Creek.
G. M. Barnett, county agent; Prof.
C. C. Newman, horticulturist, nnd
Fred. W. Hoffmann, marketing
agont, will meet with tho farmers at
Long Creek academy on Friday, Sep
tember If at 1.30 p. m., to discuss
the growing and marketing of ap
ples. A largo attendance is dosired.
IX TUM STATE.
Very meagre returns have been re
ceived in the contest for State oltl
cei'8. The latest figures from partial
returns as received in Columbia
show the following ligures for Gov
BLFASF .I :? , 0 7 l?
This indicates s ?cond race between
H lease and Manning, with Bleaso in
The vote for other State officers
has not been given with detail suf
ficient to indicate final result.
Governor's Hace in Oconco.
Fifteen precincts give following:
?MANNING. 05 2
Very indefinite ligures are availa
ble in this race. Nothing from Hie
district at large. The Oconee vote
will he found on pages 4 and 5.
The same conditions prevail ns to
tho Tenth Circuit. Figures Tor Oco
nee will he found tabulated on pages
I and 5.
V. S. CRUISER MEMPHIS ASHORE.
Ha<| '>?>(> Men-Feared Many Lives
San Domingo, Aug. 29.-The Uni
ted States armored cruiser 'Memphis
was driven ashore on tho rocks of
the outer harbor to-day by a great
and eadden ground swell, lt is said
that many lives were lost as a re
sult of tho disaster. All fires undor
the hollers of the Memphis were ex
tinguished by the inrush of water.
The United Stntea gunboat Castine
managed to escape by putting to sea.
The Memphis formerly was the ar
mored cruiser Tennessee. Her name
was changed May 25 last. 'Recently
she had been doing duty In San
Domingo waters in connection with
The Memphis is of 14,500 tons
and has a horsepower of 23,000. Her
complement is 990 men. She ls the
flagship of the cruiser force of the
United States Atlantic fleet.
South Colon Locals.
South Union, Aug. 2S.-Special : '
The farmers are very busy in this i
section pulling fodder.
Mrs. Frank Blakeley ls very sick
with typhoid fever. We hope she
will soon begin to Improve.
Miss Hattie Cole is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. John Roe. of Canon, Ga.
Miss Ianthe Casey spout the past
week at the home of her uncle, W.
L. Allaway, of Canon, Ga., and was
accompanied home by her cousin,
Miss Vera Atta way, who will spend
'.onie time as her guest.
H. M. Cole has been quite sick for
the past week, but we are glad to
note that he is improving now.
.Miss Nello Gordon, of Clemson, is
visiting friends here.
James Allen l8 the owner of a
handsome new car.
Several from here attended camp
meeting at Poplar Springs, Ga., last
Sunday. All report a nice time.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brown, of
Canon. Ga., are visiting at the home
of their uncle. W. F. Casey. Mrs.
Brown was well known here as Miss
Felicia Attaway. The young couple
have many friends here who will
extend to them their best wishes for
their future happiness.
Mrs. C. 1). Boyd is visiting in
Simpsonville, S. C., this week.
Louis Glymph is building a pretty
Mr. and Mrs. Mid Marett and son,
I of Iva, were recent guests of Dave
Candler Won Fasily in Atlanta.
(Constitution, Aug. 25.)
By a majority of 4,109 Asa C.
Candler was elected mayor of Atlan
ta in the primary held yesterday.
His majority was larger than the
total voto polled for Jesse W. Armls
toad, his opponont in the race. Mr.
Armlst.ead polled 3.712 votes. The
total vote cast was 11,533, very
close to the estimates of the total
predlcited in ninny circles in the city
during the past several days.
Mr. Candlor carried every ward in
tho city, with the exception of the
The Oconee County Derne
hereby called to meet at the C
ing, August 3 ?, at l i o'clock?
IN TlllO iXHJNTY.
State Senator ?J. W. Shoo lr run?
well In the load. Second rave be
tween S bel or und McDonald.
Mouse ot* Representativos Harry
R. Hughs elected on ti rs t ballot. Sec
ond race Indicated between Mason
Sheriff- .lohn W. Davis, present
Sheriff, well In lead. Second race
necessary with Kay.
County Supervisor -AV. C. Foster,
present .official, well In lead. Sec
ond raco Indicated with Walker.
Coroner--Second race Indicated be
tween Hal D. Qrant and J. C. Klug.
.Supt. of Education- Thomas A.
Smith, present ofllulal, in lead. Sec
ond race with O. C. Lyles unless elli
da! ligures should change present in
dications, which is Improbable,
Treasurer-R, ll, Alexander, pres
ent Treasurer, only few votes short
of nomination. Indications for John
ll. .Drown to run second race with
?Master-W. O. White re-elected
Clerk of Court- Craig re-nominat
ed over .laynos.
Auditor- Smith re-nominated.
Supervisor of Registration-No
choice in this race, with three to bo
elected. lt will require the official
count to name tho men for the sec
li. A. Kl) WA lt IKS PASSED AWAY.
Was Hanker and Prominent Citizen
of Seneca-Other News.
Seneca, Aug. 29.-Special! L. A.
Edwards died at his homo hore -Mon
day afternoon at 7.40 o'clock after
an extreme Illness of a week. Mr.
Edwards had been In declining health
for some months and bad returned
from a visit to Chicago, whore ho
received s,i>eclal treatment for some
weeks, when ho had an attack of
ac?M^? indigestion from which he was
\nvable to rally. While for sevoral
days his condition had boon alarm
ing, the announcement of his death
brought tho qhoek which always ac
companies news of the death of a
Mr. Edwards, with his family, had
boen a resident of Sonetea about ton
years, having moved herc upon his
election as cashier of the Citizens'
Hank. He married In young man
hood Miili Lula Kcose, who prede
ceased bim several years. To this
union were born three sons-"W. T.,
J. C. and J. A., who wero associated
with him in the bank. Mr. Edwards
married Miss Hepple -Farmer, of
Toccoa, Ca., who, with tho baby
daughter Sara, and his sons, .sur
Notwithstanding Impaired health.
Mr. Edwards conducted successfully,
besides tho bnnk, many hiiKlness in
terests, and had accumulated a hand
some estate. He waa closely identi
fied with public affairs here and waa
chairman of the Hoard of Public
Works and president of the Seneca.
Fertiliser Company. Ho was also
president ol the Hank of Toccoa. He
was a liberal supjiortor and momber
oi the Methodist church, and a de
voted and indulgent husband and
father. The bereaved ones have the
sympathies of many friends in their
Funeral services will be held Wed
i/ocul Nows Items.
W. S. Hunter is leaving this week
for New York to buy his fall stock
of goods. /
Mrs. Raymond Monroe left Tues
day for her home in Laurinburg.N.C.
The Sen oca 'High School will open
next Monday, Septomhcr 4th. Tho
newly elected principal, W. L. Feas
ter, has arrived and is getting af
fairs in shape for tho opening. There
will he some changes in the faculty.
Miss Kittie'Sligh has resigned, which
ls regretted by her many frionda, she
having taught hero consecutively for
nine years. Following is tho faculty:
Principal, W. L. Feas tor; Misses
Morrison, Crowther, Berry, McCul
lough, Johnson, Ulenburg, and a va
cancy which is not yot filled.
H. C. Smith, former eu por la tend
ent of our Kcliool, was among his
friends here tho |Kist week. ?Mr.
Smith ?pent the vacation at Chicago
Interesting servicos wore hold last
Sunday morning and evening at tho
Baptist church. Dr. J. W. Daniel
filled the pulpit Jn thc .morning and
Prof. Caines talked to tho young utOn
at evoning. Doth services were well
attended and much enjoyed.
Seneca was visited by a much
needed rain Monday night.
fifth. In this ward Mr. Candler
polled 312 votes ns against Mr. Ar
mlstead'B 628. It was very gene
rally conceded that Mr. Armistend
would carry this ward, but it was not
thought he would have this majority.
eratic Executive Committee is
kurt House Thurs?iy morn
JAS. M, MOSS,,