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WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1010.
Now Sortea No. 005.--Volume UVV.-No. 4tJ.
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NEGROES LYNCHED HY KY. MOB.
Crowd storms Jail-After Lynching
Both Bodies Wore Burned.
Paducah, Ky., Oct. 16.-Two ne
groes were lynched by a mob here to
day and their bodies burned. Ono
was charged with attacking a white
woman and the. other was accused of
voicing approval of his action.
One was taken from the county Jail
and the other was seized on the
streets. Followed by several thou
sand persons the negroes were taken
to the home of the woman, two miles
away. While one of them was pre
sented to her for identification the
other was taken to a tree, a rope
thrown over a limb, his neck encir
cled In a noose and an automobile
hitched to the other end. As soon as
tho other negro had been identified
by tho woman the process was re
peated. The bodies later were taken
down and burned. ,
.y The lynchings came after five
hours' labor to outer the cells in tho
jail and were the outcome of an at
tack Friday upon the woman at her
home. Tho mob gathered about 7
o'clock to-day after hearing that the
police had arrested Brick Finley. .
Tho mob demanded the prisoner,
refused to heed the appeal of city and
?. county officers to disperso and brush
ed aside the police reserves sent to
tho scene. They 'battered down the
jail door, but found the prisoners
locked in steel icells. Falling to find
tho keys, they summoned a foundry
man to cut the bars to 'Finley's cell.
.Shortly before noon he 'had made an
opening sufficient to enable the ne
gro to emerge.
He quietly walked out of the build
ing with his captors, who announced
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attacked horses in
dyn, 53,000 animals
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the preseut day, still it
the loss sustained by
in when some animal
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they intended to lynch him if thc
woman 'identified him. The mareil to
her home was taken up and on the
way Asa Thornhill, about 20 years
old, who, it had been reported, had
lauded Finley's attack, was seized.
Il, W. M. Union at Orangobiirg.
The baptist Woman's Missionary
Union of South Carolina will meet
with tlie Orangeburg church Novem
ber 7th to 10th, 1916. Each church
having three or more organizations
is entitled to three delegates-one
for Woman's Missionary Society, one
to represent Y. W. A.'s and G. A.'s
and one for Royal Ambassadors and
Sunbeams. A full delegation is
urged. Reduced rates will be given
provided the delegation exceeds two
hundred. Information in detail re
garding this will be given later, ?end
names of delegates at once to Mrs.
Ceo. JO. Davis, Orangeburg, S. C.
Mrs. O. K. Breazeale,
Supt. Beaverdam Association.
To Jail, Charged With Theft.
Washington, Oct. 17.-Mark La
tham, formerly of North Carolina,
clerk in the ofllce of the auditor for
tlie Post Office Department In the
Treasury Department, was arrested
yesterday, charged with having stolen
ton sheets of unsigned national bank
notes from the money vault at the
treasury. Each sheet represented
$50. According to the police, La
tham admitted taking the notes and
passing all except two of thom.
Those, it was alleged, were found un
signed In Latham's home. The young
man, who ls married, was sent to Jail
in default of $10,000 Ojail.
"or Less Money
or Same Money
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CLEMSON FULL TO CAPACITY.
Moi>o Thai? 800 Cadet? Now Enrolled.
Foot Hall Scores-Oconee Club.
Clemson College, Oct. 1G-Special:
Dr. Higgs recently returned from a
week's tour of the boll weevil in
fected sections of Louisiana and
Mississippi. Ile was a member of a
delegation appointed by Governor
Manning to visit portions of these
States and obtain a first-hand knowl
edge of the destructiveness of tills
pest and to study the conditions ex
isting where lt is impossible to grow
cotton. The delegation consisted of
the foremost agricultural leaders of
the State and they will make a report
of the Impressions that have been
made upon them and of the condition
of tile sections the boll weevil has de
vastated. The object of the scheme
is to impress upon the farmers ol'
South Carolina that adequate prepa
rations should be made In order to
keep tlie boll weevil from driving
them from their farms.
Over 300 new students arrived on
September 2Gth and nearly 4 0 more
came in last week. The former en
tered the freshman class, with a few
exceptions, and the latter make up
the one-year agricultural class for
this year. This brings the total en
rollment above the 800 mark, which
ls the capacity of the barracks here,
a number of thc larger rooms having
I three occupants. All cadets here*
! now have been assigned to classes,
sections, etc., and all have begun
their regular work.
Those cadets desiring to do so were
given permission to go to Anderson
October 7th to see the Clemson
Georgla foot 'ball game. Over 400
availed themselves of the opportu
nity and went, but saw Clemson de
feated by a score of 2G to 0. A sDe
cal! train was run from Cherry's to
Anderson and returned the same day
at about ll p. m. .
The University of Tennessee de
feated Clemson here Saturday after
noon by a score of 1 4 to 0. The game
was very Interesting and closely con
tested until the last few minutes of
the game, when the Tennessee team
secured revenge for last year's de
feat hy some extra fine work.
Clemson will play Auburn In Ala
bama next week, but the Clemson
Carolina game at Columbia during
the State Fair is of greater Interest
to every Clemson man, Last year's
game resulted In a tie, and this
eyar's game promises to be a good
j one indeed.
The cadets here from Oconee coun
I ty met one night last week and or
ganized the Oconee County Club. W.
A. Meares, of Westminster, was
elected president; 13, H. Strlbllng. of
Richland, vice president, and T, H.
Burgess, of Seneca, secretary and
treasurer. The other memberrs of
the club are C. 10. Barker, of Moun
tain Rest; M. M. Burley, G. B.
Lynch and G. W. Fant, of Walhalla;
J. M. and G. H. Singleton, J. Zimmer
man and A. M. Dorn, of Westmin
ster; D. J, McMahan, of Richland;
W. L. Austin, G. D. Moore, J. L.
Cary and A, H. Walker, of Seneca.
There are several others who live in
Oconee county on the campus who
will be permitted to join the club
if they so desire. The club expects
to meet occasionally and keep up
with the current events of the coun
ty and share In common any boxes of
The students here have been con
tributing to the Woodrow Wilson
campaign fund and a purse ls being
raised to he sent from the cadets of
Clemson College. A neat sum lins
been collected already and the total
will be sent to the "State" this week.
Getting l ull Share of War.
Montgomery, Ala., Oct. 1f>.-Capt.
E. G. Shepherd, former United States
army officer assigned to duty as in
structor with thc Alabama National
Guard, who resigned and joined tho
English army when the war broke
out, has been wounded.five times and
is now a captain and brevet major in
the distinguished service order of
A lotter from Col. R. E. Brook
Lyth, of the North Staffordshire Reg
iment, to which Capt. Sheppard was
assigned when the war broke out,
carries this information to Montgom
ery friends of Capt. Sheppard.
Capt. Sheppard was wounded four
tiniCB at Ypres and other points on
i the western front in France and was
AS TO FE DICK AIJ FA IUI IJOAXH.
Important Hearing to Ho Hold in Co
lumbia on October 25th.
Washington, I). C., Oct. tc.-Spe
cial: A hearing of great Importance
to fanners and farm demonstration
organizations of South Carolina will
be held at Columbia on October 25th
by tho Federal Farm Loan Hoard.
This hearing is for tho purpose of
getting information to guido the
board in determining the boundaries
of tho twelve Federal Land Hank dis
tricts Into which the country is to he
divided for the administration of the
new rural credits law, known as the
Federal Farm Loan Act. The session
will be held in tho Federal building
at Columbia. The members of tho
Federal Farm Loan Hoard who will
conduct this hearing are Hon. Wm.
G. MoAdoo, Secretary of the Treas
ury: Geo. W. Norris, Farm Loan
Commissioner; Herbert Quick, Capt.
W. S. A. Smith and Chas. H. Lobdell.
The board has issued an invitation
to all farmers and farm organizations
of South Carolina to attend this hear
ing to get information about, the
operation of the Farm Loan Act, and
to furnish tho board with informa
tion about the farm loan needs of the
State. It has also asked Interested
cities to present their claims for the
location of one of the twelve Federal
Farmers will be asked lo give in
formation regarding the prevailing
rateB of Interest on first mortgage
loans; the difficulty of getting ex
tensions; the rate of commissions
charged; the development of farms
as affected by credit; farm tenantry
as affected by the ability of tenants
to borrow; and any other fact that
will give the hoard an understanding
of the farm needs of tho State.
Tho new Federal Farm Loan Act
provides a way for the farmer or
prospective farmer to borrow money
on long-time mortgages at actual
cost. The government provides the
machinery for assembling capital to
be loaned to farm owners or pros
pective farm owners. The loans may
run up to F>0 percent of the value of
thc land used an security and 20 per
cent or tho value of the Improve
ments. The loans will he made at a
low rate of interest not yet deter
mined, hut it will be less than fi ->r
cent. Provision is made for the bor
rower to pay off the debt, Interest
nnd principal, through periods of
from five to forty years, at his own
The legislation is expected to prove
a great boon to those sections of thc
country where farm development has
been retarded because of high inter
est rates, and lt is predicted that lt
will tend to make agricultural pros
perity permanent and uniform, sta
bilize and equalize interest rates, and
greatly improve Hie conditio i of the.
The nation-wide Interest in the
provisions of the bill is indicated by
the fact that more than 100,000 in
ti ilrieB have come to the Treasury
Department for information about it.
Secretary McAdoo predicts that the
banks will be established and ready
to make loans early in 1917.
Blue Ridge S. I. A.
On the third Saturday night in Oc
tober (21st) the regular monthly
meeting of tho Hine Ridge S. I. A;
will he held at Hie school building
nt 7.30 o'clock. The committee in
charge has arranged nu interesting
program for this meeting. All mem
bers are expected to be present, and
others Interested are cordially invit
ed to attend.
Card of Thanks.
Editor Kcowee Courier: We de
sire, through your paper, to extend
our heartfelt thanks to our friends
and neighbors for thoir comforting
words and acts of kindness shown us
during the long sickness and at tho
death of our dear father, James H.
Brewer. We will evor cherish a
warm feeling of love in our hearts
for you, and may God's richest bless
ings always abide with each one of
you. And when time and earth shall
have ceased to bo, may the gates of
heaven open wide for your entrance
there, is the prayers of
West Union, Oct. 16, 1916.
severely wounded in the Dardanelles.
Ile w.H blind and partly paralyzed for
months, but hag recovered his sight
and has been sent to the British front
in Mesopotamia. Capt. Shepherd re
sided In Montgomery before Joining
AM) NOW A lil? FOR TH IC FAIR !
Carollna-Clcmson Foot Hall-F.very
thing In Simpe for Big Week.
Columbia, Oct. IG.-Special:
Everything is in readiness for the big
Harvest Jubilee and State Fair,
which opens here one week from to
day. Concensus of opinion coming
from all sections is that the enormous
crowds of ono year ago aro to ba ex
ceeded next week. With cotton sell
ing at and abovn 17 cents a pun ml
and seed more than $f>0 n ton, little
complaint of shortage of money Is
heard among the farmers, who annu
ally make a journey to the Capital
City to view tho exhibits from all sec
tions of the Stale and to he entertain
ed by the special features of tho oc
The queen of the Jubilee will be
crowned Monday evening, the coro
nation ceremonies taking place at
the State Capitol. A bull in her honor
will follow immediately thereafter at
the Jefferson Hotel, and throughout
the week many social entertainments
are to be given for her and her maids
of honor. "Beauty Supplements" to
many of the county papers have been
sent out and the voting by coulions is
well under way. The balloting is to
be concluded Wednesday night, Oc
tober 18. The crown is to be be
stowed again this year by Governor
Free acts on the streets of Colum
bia will be an attractive feature this
year. Four troupes of aerial acro
bats and specialties have been en
gaged and a free performance will bo
given by each In the afternoon and
evening during the week of the fair.
These will bo on Main street and half
hour intervals will lapse between the
different acts, that tho audience may
see all four in one evening.
The horse show and races this year
promise to bo the best ever hold In
Columbia. An effort is now being
made to bring two largo units of
show and race horses from Atlanta.
The grand circuit racing aggregation
will finish their season in Atlanta t.hls
wtcK. Also a big show of Tennessee
horses will he given In Atlanta si
multaneously. The management of
the fair ls urging that both units bo
brought to Columbia.
Foot ball games will draw many to
Columbia the latter portion of the
week. The big game between Caro
lina and Clemson will be played
Thursday noon. Tills alone brings
hundreds to the fair who follow tho
fortunes of their respective alma ma
ter and cheer the team on toward its
triumph of tho season. A hig show
ls planned, and the slightest details
are getting much attention in ad
vance that there may be no tie-up
when the show opens.
Married, 0:1 Thursday last, at the
ofllce of Clerk of Court John F. Crnlg,
who performed the ceremony, Miss
lissie Singleton, of Pendorgrast, Ga.,
and Genera] Smith, of Alto, Ga. The
usual number of Court House
professional witnesses attended the
marriage, extending congratulations
and good wishes.
On Sunday, October 16th, Clerk of
Court Craig, at his residence, per
formed the ceremony that made Miss
Hattie Cantrell and Walker Hartley,
both of West Union, man and wife.
In the afternoon of the same day
Miss Elvira Collins, of Walhalla, and
James Hughes, of West Union, wero
also married, Clerk of Court Craig
performing the ceremony.
Married, on Sunday afternoon, Oc
tober 15th, by Rev. T. C. Llgon, at
his homo near Townviile, Miss Pos
sie Nix and Wayne Rums, both of
Married, at the home of the bride's
father, 10. G. Slaton, In the Karie's
Grove section, on October 8th, Miss
Gertrude Slaton and Albert Timms;
both of Oconee. The ceremony was
performed by J. H. Allen, Notary,
To the young couples named Tho
Courier, along with many others, ox
tonds all good wislios and congratu
Singing at Pleasant Ridge.
We are requested to announce that
thoro will bo an all-day singing at
Pleasant Rldgo Baptist church next
Sunday, October 22d, to begin at 10
o'clock a. m. All singers and lovers
of music aro cordially Invited to at
tend. Please 'bring song books and
plenty of dinner.
OCONEE COTTON MARKET.
Wednesday, to.25 A. Rf.
WESTMINSTER-(J. G. H roa/ea lo.)
Cotton, per pound.18%
Seed, per ton.$65.00
NEW It Y-(Courtenay Mfg. Co.)
Cotton, per pound.18 V4,
Seed, per ton .$54.00
WALHALLA-(C. W. Pitchford.)
Cotton, per pound.18
Seed, per ton .$54.00
SENECA-(W. 1\ Nlnunoiis.)
Cotton, per pound.18
Seed, per ton .$54.00
WEST ll MON? (Strother & Phinnoy)
Cotton, per pound.18
Seed, per ton.$5:1.00
KAI IAVAV ANI> AUTO Wit EC KS.
Hulls Spread, Derailing Cars-Engine
Crawlies Into Auto.
('linton, S. C., Ort. 15.-Two acci
dents, one already fatal and tho other
very likely to result so, happened
near Clinton this afternoon.
About 2 o'clock, two and a half
miles from here, Seaboard Air Line
train No. 5, solid vestibule, south
bound, left tho track, jim Ha ton,
the colored llreman, In jumping from
the engine, was perhaps fatally In
Nearly an hour after the Seaboard
Air Line wreck, and a'bout 300 yards
from the scone of it, an automobile
carrying nine passengers waB struck
by Atlantic Coast Lino train No. 53,
from Greenville to Charleston, and
Mrs. Ellen Douglass, a widow, had
her skull fractured, from which ehe
died nt 7.30 to-night at the Clinton
Tile Seaboard accident took place
just bevond Dover .lumtion. It seems
tbnt the train was running at the rate
of about 50 miles an hour and while
it was rounding a sharp curve the
rails spread. The tender, mail car.
combination baggage and passenger
coach wore turned over, while the en
gine and day coach were derailed,
rhe diner. Pullman and observation
cars remained on the track. Many
of the passengers were thrown from
their seats, but so far as can lie
learned, none was seriously hurt.
Train Crashes Into Auto.
The automobile ?truck by the A.
C. L. train was on its way from Clin
ton Mills to Hurricane church, about
five miles from Clinton, with nine oc
cupants, who wero thrown in every
direction. The car was complotely
Besides Mrs. Douglass, who was fa
tally hurt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crow
were severely bruised, but apparently
not seriously injured. Mrs. Douglass
was the mother of Mrs. Crow. The
other occupants of the car wore chil
dren, who were pretty 'badly shaken
up, but so far as could bo told, not
otherwise hurt. All the inlurod were
brought to tho Clinton Hospital.
lt was stated that the driver of tho
car could not ROO the approaching
train until within a few feet of tho
track and was then unable to stop his
car, although applying tho brakes
until the front wheels -were on tho
Ten Killed, Eleven Injured.
El wood, Neb.. Oct. 15.-Ton men
were killed and ll others seriously
injured when a train on the Burling
ton railroad crashed into the freight
caboose in which they were riding, 12
miles east of here to-day. 'Five other
men standing on the rear platform of
the caboose saw the approaching
train soon enough to jump to safety.
One other man in the caboose was
thrown clear of the wreck and es
The trains in collision were sec
tions of a regular ?tock train. Lack
of lights and warning signals wore
given by survivors as the cause of tho
Every farmer in South Carolina
needs, and should "have, a good homo
orchard to furnish fruit and berries
for home uso. Ono aero devoted to
such an orcliard will give all the
fresh fruit that a family can uso
throughout tho wholo summer, and a
surplus for canning and preserving
for winter use.
* A largo number of Irish Tebel
prisoners have been sent to Intern
ment camps In Prance. They aro to
bo used for road making and for
other useful work in the rear of tho