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November 8, 1916.
21 Years Ago To-day
The X-Ray was discovered by Prof.
Yearly the scientist gives mankind the
benefits and results of his laborious and pains
taking work. The man in the laboratory, how
ever, could not go on with his investigations and
experiments were it not for the fact that there
was money behind him. Helping humanity is
the noblest work of man, but money is one of
the necessary requisites.
Save, that you may be of future use to some
one besides yourself.
When You Think of Banking Think of
TUB WESTMINSTER BANK.
Whipped Negroes on Way Home.
Abbeville, Nov. G.-Sing Finley,
Will Cann, George Scott and Will
Scott, white, were arrested laut night
by the city police, charged with whip
ping some negroes as they were on
their way homo from town. The trou
ble happened just Inside of the city
limits. All were relenscd on bond.
Later Cann was re-arrested and
lodged ut jail charged with interfer
ing with the special delivery hoy of
thc post ofllco, who ls a negro about
1 : years of ago.
Raided British .Shipping.
Berlin*, Nov. 3.- (By Wireless to
Say ville.)-IA raid was made by Ger
man naval small craft on the shipping
route between the mouth of the
Thames and Holland on Wednesday
night, tho admiralty announced to
day. Several steamers were stopped
and searched, and two of them were
brought into a German port. The
raiders were fruitlessly shelled by
four British cruisers willie they were
PITCHED HATTON AT EVERETT.
Steamer's Arrival from Seattle Hi lugs
Fusillade of Mullett*.
Everett, Wash.. Nov. 5.-At least
five men were killed and 4 0 wound
ed to-day in a tight at the Everett
city wharf between 250. members of
the Industrial Workers of the World,
who came here from Seattle on tho
steamer Verona, and a posse of 150
citizens headed by Sheriff Don Mc
Rae. Sheriff MeRne is among tho
The exact number of casualties
aboard the Verona is not known here.
Arter the shooting, in which about l,
000 shots were exchanged, the Vero
na turned around and started back
to Seattle. Many men were seen to
fall on the deck of the steamer and
others, panic stricken, jumped over
board. Some were taken from the
water, hut others disappeared, and it
is believed they were drowned.
The Verona reached Everett short
ly before 2 o'clock. The coming of
the party of invaders had been an
nounced in messages sent to liverett
from Seattle headquarters. A call to
industrial Workers of the World
members from all over the Slate had
been Issued earlier in the week and
the citizens of Everett at a meeting
held Saturday night planned to meet
the invaders and deny them privi
lege of landing.
When the Verona docked Sheriff
McRae, who was backed by a posse
of deputy sheriffs nnd citizens, in
formed the men on the boat that they
would not be permitted to land. One
of the men, evidently spokesman of
the party, began arguing with' the
sheriff and then made a speech.
Apparently as a signal, the man
dropped his hand and armed men on
the steamer opened lire on the posse.
The first man to fall was Sheriff Mc
Rae, seriously injured. One man was
killed Instantly and in a moment the
crowd on shore was panic stricken.
Deputy sheriffs, however, returned
Men on the wharf and on the boat
were seen to fall and the Verona im
mediately started back toward Seat
The trouble between the Industrial
Workers of the World and the au-:,
thorltles at Everett lins'boen on seve-1
ral months and was tho outgrowth,:?!
a strike of shlhgl? weavers here. Af
ter several minor outbreaks of vio
lence during tho strike, Sheriff Me
Rne organized the citizens' co mm It
Lee and expelled all members of the
Industrial Workers of the World
from Everett. On several occasions
small parties of men have attempted
to miter Everett, but have been turn
ed hack by tho sheriff. Last Monday
15 members of thc Industrial Work
ers came from Seattle by steamer,
but were mel at the wharf by tho cit
izens' posse, loaded into automobiles
and escorted to a | oint south of
town, where they wet liberated and
ordered lo leave,
Last week the Industrial Worker,
the official organ of tho Industrial
Workers of the World in Seattle, an
nounced that the forcible expulsion
of men from Everett must be aveng
ed and called for 2,000 volunteers to
I go to Everett, to establish the "right
of free speech."
I Wharf Surrounded.
When I he Verona pulled Into her
slip the wharf was surrounded by
policemen, some, armed with shot
guns, and others with drawn pistols,
and :10 National Guardsmen, under
command of Capt. Paul Edwards, All
the guardsmen stood with fixed bayo
nets and carried ball cartridges.
As the steamer drew alongside the
pier Capt. D. F, (Willard shouted to
Capt. Wyman, of the Verona, .not to
land. Several members of the Indus
trial Workers of thc World aboaid
the'boat started to clamber over the
steamer's rall, but policemen halted
them at the point of revolvers. One
gang plank was lowered and under
supervision of the police the wound
ed were taken off the boat and wore
removed to the city hospital. The
four dead were taken to the morgue.
As the men marched down the
gang plank under cover of police shot
guns and pistols, they were searched
for firearms, but no weapons were
found. Several pistols were found
hidden in the cabin of the boat. All
the uninjured men were taken to the
The casualties among the citizens'
posse were: C. O. Curtis, former Na
tional 'Guard lieutenant, killed; Dep
uty Sheriff Jeff Beard, James Broad
hurst and E. Beuhrer, a high school
engineer and Harry A. Blackburn
wore dangerously wounded, and 13
others, Including Sheriff 'McRae, re
ceived lesB serious bullet wounds.
To "Set. Tilings in Order."
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 5.-Thc
steamer Verona, which carried the
Industrial Workers of the World ex
pedition to Everett returned here
early to-night with four dead and 20
injured on board.
Tho Verona left Seattle about noon
with 250 men aboard. One hundred
and fifty other membors of the Indus
trial Workers of the World who could
not find room on the Verona boarded
the steamer Calista, which left later.
Both vessels were chartered for an
Tho fight was over and the Verona
was on her way back long before the
Calista approached Everett. The two
steamers met at 'Mukiltoo, four miles
south of Everett, and came back to
Seattle together. Policemen were
plneod in charge of the Industrial
Workers headquarters in Washington
.SIFT ARRF.V1LLF, LYNCHING.
Governor, Sol kit or Cooper mid Abbe?
viii? Sheriff ut Work.
Woluiubia, Nov. 6.-Among tho
carters at the Governor's ofllco lato
tooday was Solicitor R. A. Cooper, of
Laurens. After a conference with
Solicitor Cooper, Governor Manning
gaye out tin? following statement in
reference to the Abbeville lynching:
"I was out of the State when the
Abbeville lynching occurred. As soon
ns I learned of it 1 called Solicitor
R. A. Cooper and Sheriff H. M. Burts,
of Abbeville, to the ofllce and called
on Coroner F. W. H. Nance, of Abbe
ville county, to comply with the law
and furnish me with a copy of the
testimony taken at the coroner's ln
ojuost. 1 found that the coroner held
an inquest, but took no testimony.
"Solicitor Cooper and Sheriff Burts
came to my ellice and I requested
them to secure the names of all par
tid!? connected with this affair, those
who took part in the whipping, in
the .taking of the negro from the jail,
in the lynching, and all those who
were at the meeting reported to have
booti held on the following Monday.
''I have requested Solicitor Cooper
and Sheriff Burts to make a complete
Investigation of the whole matter and
get the names of all parties concern
ed and to swear out warrants and ar
rest them. I intend to do everything
in njy power to uphold the law and
let the offenders know that Buch acts
will not be tolerated, and that those
guilty of violating the law must suf
fer for it. 1 have requested Sollcitor
Cooper, as the State's representative,
and Sheriff Burts, as the highest
peace olllcer in the county, to leave
no stone unturned In order to vindi
cate the law. and all the powers of
the Governor's ofllce are at their dis
posa\ in bringing the guilty ones to
Passed As Land Agent,
A special agent of the New York
Evening Post was in Columbia to-day
on Ins way to New York. He has
been at Abbeville for several days in
vestigating the lynching of thc negro
Nt?sh. He passed off as a prospective
land buyer and interviewed many cit
izens of Abbeville county. He will
""e a story of tho lynching for the
j? ^^|^ind)Ucan Elector Suicides.
j St. Louis, Mo., Nov. G.-Frank B.
Ruhr, (Republican candidate for Pres
idential Fleeter from the Tenth Mis
souri District, committed suicide to
day, thereby leaving a vacancy on
the Republican ballot. The Republi- |
cap State committee met and nomi-1
nated Henry Kersting to lill tho va
The death of Ruhr and tho olev
cnth-houi nomination of Kersting.it
is thought, may result in a division
of tho Republican vote for elector j
from tho Tenth District, and even if
Hughes tarries tho State it is possi
ble that tl Democrat would be elected '
tn that district. Should the. Stale go
Democratic, tho death of Ruhr will
have no effect in the electoral col
Convention Date Changed.
On the la Kt column of the second
page this week will be found the pro
gram for the ('enter Township Sun
day School Convention. Thc copy for
this program was received too late
for publication last week. The date
given is for Thursday, November Oth,
as lt appears in the program. Wo are
now advised that this date is wrong.
The convention will be held Friday,
November 10th, and ?ill Sunday
school workers and others interested
should take note of this correction.
The convention will be held at Beav
er dam Baptist church, Fair Play.
Kenmore Carroll Arrested.
Columbia, Nov. ti.-Seamore Car
roll, student of the State Negro Col
lege at Orangeburg, who was arrested
here, will bc carried to Orangeburg
for trial on a charge of arson. Ile ls
charged with attempting to burn
Morrell Hall, at the State Negro Col
lege. Ile is a son of Rev. Richard
Carroll, a leader of the negro race.
The warrant was sworn out at Or
angeburg and Carroll was arrested
late yesterday afternoon at the negro
fair and placed in the Richland coun
ty jail by Sheriff McCain.
street, and officers were sent to the
water front to meet tho Verona.
Sheriff Robert Hodge sent four au
tomobile loads of deputies to Rich
mond Tjeach to arrest any members
of tho Verona's party who attempted
to laad there.
Warning that there would be
trouble in Everett wan issued at tho
Seattle headquarters of the Indus
trial Workers last night. A call for
members to join tho expedition to
Everett was issued and siieakers de
clared that they would tolerate no In
terference from the Everett authori
A circular in Everett reads:
"Citizens of Evorott, Attention!
There will be a meeting of the Indus
trial Workers of tho World, Novem
ber 0, at Hewett and Wetmore ave
nues. Come and help maintain your
own and our national privileges.
"If tho police, sheriff and citizens
will not maintain order in Everett
they had better call out the militia,"
said one speaker at last night's meet
"In any event wo will go thorc
and put Everett in order."
FLECTION STILL IN DOUllT.
Littest Dispatches Indicate Homo
erotic President by Close Voto.
Th<? Presidential election is dose!
Prom the very beginning of reports
that were Hushed over the wires this
fact was indicated, one report claim
ing a lead for the Republican ticket,
the next for the Democratic. At il
o'clock hiBt night reports indicated
thai Hughes would have a majority
of some 20 votes in the electoral col
lege. Indications early this morning
seemed to veer toward a slight in
crease of the Hughes lead.
Then came a reversal of conditions,
later returns from the Western
States losing votes for the Republi
can ticket and adding to the Demo
As wo go to press the latest to
come to us is the report that the
count will show that Wilson will
have 'I to 6 votes majority in the
electoral college. This is too close
for comfort; slight changes could
bring tills down rapidly. If these lat
est dispatches are authentic, however,
the probability is that Wilson's vote
Will be increased, probably adding a
few electoral votes to his credit.
lt ls reported that the Republicans
will have a majority In the House of
Representatives, but the D?mocrates
may hold control of the Senate,
though by a reduced majority.
Nothing lias come lo indicate to
what extent the Republican ticket
was voted In thlB State, nor as to tho
result of the bolters' ticket with Mr.
Dienso's name 'as a candidate for
Governor, lt had no show here, and
lt is presumed that Oconee. a very
conservative county, gives a fair
guide to tho general trend of politi
cal opinion in the State.
Say It's Democratic Victory.
At the last moment dispatches are
going over the wires stating that the
figures showing 4 to G Democratic
majority in electoral vote are practi
cally authentic and 111 not be
HAS RODD WEEVIL ARRIVED ?
Saluda County Farmer Thinks He
Has "Captured-" Ono. ta .
. --i'--.' - ,
A special dispatch to the Charles
ton News and Courier, dated Novem
ber G th, b'ays:
"From best information obtaina
ble here it seems that Saluda county
has been honored hy th?? Hist visit of
the boll weevil in this State. An in
sect, believed to be U boll weevil, was
on oxhibilioil here Saturday and
caused a great amount of discussion
and comment among (bose who saw
or heard ol lt. lt was brought lo
town in a bottle by Arthur Rushton,
of the Coleman's Cross Roads sec
tion, a few miles from town. Mr.
Rushton say.- that he found it In his
cotton and that he has plenty more
like them. Ile further slates that the
boll weevil, or whatever the bug may
bo. did eon shh ruble damage to his
cotton crop this year.
"From the statements of Mr. Rush
ton the bug works like the weevil and
is very destructive to cotton. Many
who have seen boll weevils examined
the insect here to-day and pronounc
ed it a genuine boll weevil. Some
specimens recently brought here from
Alabama were compared with this
Saluda county bug and they could not
be told apart. Although they differ
ed some In color, they were about the
same size and shape, and it was no
ticed that even tho weevils which all
came from Alabama differed among
themselves in shades of color.
"Thc insect brought here was
shown to R. B. Hare, of the United
States Department of Agriculture,
and he pronounced it as his belief
that it was a genuine boll weevil, al
though he stated that he was not au
A Very "Spiritual" Gent.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 7.-Govern
ment agents readied Nashville lately
with Jazen Haddock, an aged and re
spected citizen of Dinden, Tenn.,
whom they claim as "tho king of the
Tennesese wildcatters," or moonshin
ers. Haddock was arrested, the offi
cers said, as he finished leading a
prayer In the Linden church, of which
he is a pillar. For forty-two years,
according to the government's agents,
he has been one of the most respect
ed members of the community. And
for forty years, they charge, he has
been at the head of one of the big
gest moonshine distilleries in the
The Oak way School.
The patrons and friends of the
Oak way school are cordially Invited
to come out to the school house on
Friday night, November 10th, to a
meeting of the School Improvement
Association. This is a social mooting
and refreshments will be served free
, of charge.
Train Han Wild; Four Killed.
Altoona, Pa., Nov. 6.-'Four rail
road men wore killod, two are miss
ing, and throe were injured, ope seri
ously, when a coal train of 60 cars
dashed uncontrolled to-day down a
10-mile grado of tho Now Portago
branch of tho Pennsylvania railroad
near Holldaysburg and ran into four
light engines near New Portage Junc
(XX)NEE COTTON MARKET.
Wednesday, 10.30 A. M.
SENECA-(W. I?. Nlnunons.)
Colton, per pound .1 'J
Sood, por ton.$02.00
Ry Uigllllllnt .V Son:
Cotton, per pound .10
WESTMINSTER-(,!. <J. lt ion/.eu I e.)
Cotton, per pound .1!)
Seed, per ton.$02.00
WALHALIJA-(C. W. Pitchford.)
Cotton, per pound .Il)
Seed, por ton.$62.00
NEWRY-(Courtenay Mfg. Co.)
Cotton, per pound.18%
Seed, per ton.$62.00
WEST UNION- (Sta ottier Ai Phllinoy)
Cotton, per pound .10
Seed, per ton.$62.00
COUNT IN SESSION MONDAY.
Two Clises Trio?I-A Nu inlier ol'True
Rills-Eleetion Italy Adjournment.
The Court of General Session? for
Oeonee convened Monday last, Judge
John S. Wilson presiding. Solicitor
K. P. Smith and Stenographer Clvdo
V. Smith were presont and at their
posts ready tor work. A number of
true hills were handed down by tho
grand jury. Following is the record
of Monday's business:
The State vs. Will Cia Don-mur
The State vs. -Crover Crooks-as
sault and battery with Intent to kill.
The State vs. L. A. Williams-se
The State vs. Dee Seaborn-assault
and battery with intent to kill.
The State vs. Walter Goldsmith
forgery (two indictments).
The State vs. Sam Kilpatrick
The State vs. C. E. Vinson-as
sault and battery with intent to kill.
The State vs. T. J. Smith-for
Tlie State vs. Dowls (iaillard-as
sault and battery with intent to kilt.
Deposit ?on <>f Oases.
Two case? were taken up for trial,
the first being that of tho State vs.
Will Grafton, charged with murder.
The Jury returned a.verdjet of "Quil
ty- of manslaughter."'Grafton was
sentenced to servo five years on tho
public works of Oeonee. at hard la
bor, or a like period in the State pen
itentiary. Grafton ls a negro from a
distant State who was working at. a
railway construction .imp in this
county. Ile boca nie involved in a
diOlcully with another negro, who
was hiiled iiy Grafton,
In the case nf i ho si.ite vs. Grover
Crooks, charged with assault and bat
to ry with intent to kill, .the jury
brough! in a verdict ot "Guilty." lt
was 8.'ttl o'clock when Ibo Jury re
turned its verdict, und Immediately
thereafter. before sentence wa?
passed, Judge Wilson adjourned
court until 0.30 o'clock Wednesday
morning on account of Tuesday's be
ing general election day.
Prom tlic dispatch of business on
the first day, the present session of
Court bids fair to be one of unusual
activity. There are a number of
cases of more or lets importance to
bo disposed of. One week's session
ls all that is permissible for tho No
vember term, and it is probable thal
the Court will work with all clutches
thrown into high gear.
Case Tried Tills Morning.
The State vs. Sam Kilpatrick-lar
ceny of live stock. Jury found ver
dict of "Guilty." Sentence: Thal de
fendant serve 'five years on public
works of Oconeo at hard lalior, or
like period in state penitentiary.
This was a case where the defendant
had stolen a mule.
GERMANY SA VS POLAND FREE.
Poles Transmit Their Wishes, Which
Cern?an Covern ment Grants.
Berlin, Nov. 0.-"Polish provinces
occupied by troops of tho Central
powers," says thc Overseas News
Agency, "were thc scone to-day of a
great and momentous historic event.
Germany and Austria-Hungary by
joint action proclaimed Warsaw and
Lublin, the Kingdom of Poland, and
re-estab'ished the right of the Polish
nation to control its own destines; to
live an independent national life and
to govern itself by chosen representa
tives of the nation.
"A few days ago a Polish delega
tion had called upon the Imperial
Chancellor, Dr. Von 'Bethmann-Holi
weg. Its members were representa
tive Poles of all classes, all parties,
all ranks of society and all creeds.
They transmitted to the German gov
ernment the wishes of the Polish na~
tion, which now have been granted to
Ancient Kingdom. -
"Thus the ancient kingdom of 'Po
land, from which in the past came
famous rulers like the Jagellonoa (a
dynasty founded 'by Jagello) -which
reigned in Poland from 1386 to 1572,
and glorious soldiers like the great
Sobleskl, (John III, King of Poland
In 1674-1696) is now resurrected to
new lifo. The Poles are freo from
Russian oppression, no more to be
trodden under tho heels of the Cos
sacks. Tho liberty that had been de
stroyed a century ago on Russian in
stigation now is restored. Tho rule
of tho Knout has boen abolished. Po
land has been given back to Western