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By STECK, SHELOR& SCHKODEH. WALHALLA, SOI'TII CAKOLL^^Bxi feV^ \<)\~ lZ HH<>. NOW Sortea x", 00?.-Vo1,",u> LXVI--X0. |?.
Mules! Mules! Mules!
Our Mr. C. W. Bauknight
leaves to-day for the Mule
Markets, where he expects to
buy another car or two of
Fine Young Mare Mules,
with all the quality and finish
we can get. Come to see
them first of next week.
CW. &J.E Bauknight,
Walhalla. S. C.
The U. S, Spent? lbs
Money Last? Year
as follows? counting population at J 00,
000,000 people : Each person spent $2,20
for ftquor, $1.20 for tobacco, .80 for jew
..dry, $2.00 for candyv: $1?20 for soft drinks;
$1.00 for coffee, ana A3 for chewing gum.
These are the figures per capita, counting
every man, woman and child. Fifty cents
per capita was spent for automobiles.
If half of this money had been saved
what a difference there would be in this
country in real estate values to-day.
Are you one of the crowd ? Think it
When You Think of Banking Think of
TUE WESTMINSTER BANK.
BOUNTY LANI) SCHOOL OPENS.
Ooo?] Attendance of Pupils and Most
Bounty Land, Nov. 13,-Special:
Bounty Land school opened very aus
piciously this morning, with E. O.
McMahan as principal and Miss Pau
line Davis as assistant. Rev. T. M.
Galphin, pastor of Seneca Baptist
church, conducted the opening exer
cises, reading a portion of the hook
of Joshua and of third chapter of
Proverbs. Mr. McMahan in a short
talk evinced great encouragement
from the number of patrons present,
and urged co-operation of patrons
and teachers as necessary to the suc
cess of the school. Ile then called on
Rev. Galphln for a talk, and he re
sponded in a most beautiful and im
pressive address to the pupils, using
as his subject the word "Watch," and
from the letters of the word written
on the board an acrostic was formed
pointing out what each pupil should
watch: Eirst, "watch their words;"
second, their "aims," then "time,"
next "companions," and last, the
"heart." The address was enjoyed
by all present.
Mrs. D. A. Perrltt gavo a short and
appropriate talk to the mothers.
Miss Carrie Smith, president of our
Rural School Improvement Associa
tion, next announced the observance
of Arbor Day on November 24th and
insisted on a fuB attendance of the
members of thc association on that
Fifty-three pupils were enrolled
J. R. Harrison spent the week-end
with his father in Townvllle.
W. ti. Adams left this morning for
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Pickett, of
Greenville, and J. E. Pickett, of
Clemson, spent tho week-end with
relatives In the community.
Mr. and Mrs. J, E. Kelley and two
children, of Tamasseo. were guests
tho first of last week at the home of
Hon. J. I?, Smith.
Misses Mattie and Nellie Pickett,
of Clemson, and Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Milam, of Sandy Springs, were late
visitors of Mrs. J. B. Pickett.
A most interesting (milting party
was held last Wednesday at the
homo of Mrs. Julia D. Shanklin. The
quilt was made for the Epworth Or
Miss Ella Adams, of Cross Roads,
Is visiting her cousins, the Misses
Miss Cary Doyle left Sunday for
the Oak Grove section, where she will
reopen school to-day.
Oeonee Rural Credit Association.
A meeting of the Rural Credit As
sociation of Oeonee County ls hereby
called to be held at Westminster next
Saturday, November 18th, at 10
o'clock a. m. This meeting will be
for the purpose of signing articles
for application to the Federal Board
for a charter, and for the election of
a secretary and treasurer.
Any farmer wishing to borrow
money on long term and at low in
terest is requested to come and join
tills association. Respectfully.
Henry L. Vernor.
Cheshire Pays $300 Fine.
Greenwood, Nov. 13.-A fine of
$200 or three months in the Oeonee
county jail was the sentence passed
this morning upon Victor B. Chesh
ire, who was convicted Saturday
night of sending "filthy" matter
through the mails. Cheshire is edi
tor of the Farmers' Tribune, a semi
weekly paper printed in Anderson.
He was tried in the United Slates
Circuit Court here, Judge Joseph T.
Johnson presiding. Cheshire paid
Among counsel for Cheshire were
former Governor Colo L. Blease,
Congressman-elect Fred H. Domi
nick and former United Statos Dis
trict Attorney Ernest F. Cochran.
It's On Uie Way.
Extreme temperatures reported on
Monday last were: Sherldon, Wyo.,
2 G degrees below /ero; Lander,
Wyo., 24 below zero; Havre, Mon
tana, 28 below. Freezing tempera
tures extended as far south as Cen
tral Texas, Fort Worth reporting 28
dogrces and sleet, regarded as un
common for this time of the year
there. Amarillo, in the Panhandle
region to tho north, reported 12 de
COT HT OK GEMOKA Ii SESSIONS.
Adjourn mont Cam? l/ast Saturday
Morning-Itecord of Proceedings.
Our record ot* Sessions Court last .
week closed with the sentencing of
Sam Kilpatrick, convicted ot' larceny,
the defendant drawing down 5 years
at hard labor for stealing a mule.
Sentence had not then been passed
upon Grover Crooks, convicted of as
sault and battery with intent to kill.
This was the assaulting of .Magistrate
Hopkins in Seneca. Crooks was sen
tenced to serve on public works of
Oconee, at hard labor, for a period
of 6 years, or like term in the State
penitentiary. Supervisor K?ster did
not desire Crooks with his chain gang
crew for fear he would corrupt the
morals of the same, and f special offi
cer came up from tho penitentiary
Friday afternoon and carried Crooks
to the State penitentiary to serve his
were returned by the grand jury in
the following cases:
State vs. Jess Fleming-violation of
State vs. W. D. 'Hanvey-house
breaking and larceny.
were brought in for consideration by
the Court in the cases noted below:
State vs. Joe Dolleson-violation
I of dispensary law.
State vs. Mary E. Burrell-viola
tion of dispensary law.
State vs. William Burrell-viola
tion of dispensary law.
State vs. Bert Mowery-resisting
officer, assault and battery with in
tent to kill, and carrying concealed
State vs. Arch Hamilton, Rufus
Norris and Earle Rice-housebreak
ing and larceny.
State vs. Will Choice-assault and
battery with intent to kill.
State vs. Felix Harrison-house
breaking and larceny.
State vs. Clara Williams--assault
and battery with intent to kill, and
carrying concealed weapons.
State vs. Haskell Jenkins-house
breaking and larceny.
State vs. A. W. Davis-obtaining
goods under false pretense.
.State vs. Haskell Jenkins-bur
glary and larceny. <t*
i ? State vs.- eaTrr^D?Vo 'Tiam?^^la'^
tlon of gallon-a-month law.
State vs. J. J. Butt-violation of
Following ls a transcript from tho
('ases Disposed Of:
The State vs. T. J. Smith-for
gery. Verdict: Not guilty.
The State vs. Will Choice-assault
and battery with intent to kill. Blend
ed guilty. Sentence: Confinement on
public works of Oconee. at hard
labor, for IX months, or like period
in State penitentiary.
The State vs. Sam Dave Harris
violation gallon-a-month law. Plead
ed guilty. Sentence: Confinement
on public works of Oconee, nt. hard
labor for 3 months or like period In
State penitentiary, or pay fine of
$10 0. (Fine paid).
The State vs. Willie Goldsmith
forgery. Verdict: Not guilty.
The State vs. Carl King-rape.
Defendant confined In county jail on
commitment from Magistrate W. B.
Dooley. Writ of habeas corpus Is
sued bringing defendant before the
Court for consideration of applica
tion fer bail. Ball In sum of $i,ooo
granted, with not less than two nor
more than five sureties. Ball condi
tioned for appearance before Magis
trate Dooley, or other Magistrate,
for preliminary hearing on Novem
ber 21st, 191 G, at ll o'clock a. m.,
and from timo to time as required
until this recognizance is discharged.
The State vs. Clara Williams-as
sault and battery with Intent to kill.
Verdict: Guilty of assault and bnt
tery of high and aggravated nature.
Sentence: Confinement on public
works of Oconee, at such labor as
she is able to perform, for term of 6
months, or like period in the State
penitentiary. Clara was taken to the
penitentiary Friday afternoon to be
gin serving her sentence.
The Stnte vs. J. J. Butts-viola
tion of dispensary law. Continued
.by Solicitor to next term of Court.
The State vs. !.. A. Williams-se
duction. Continued til) next term
by the State.
The State vs. Dee Seaborn-assault
with Intent to kill. Continued hy,
The State vs. Mary E. Burrell
violation of dispensary law. Verdict:
Guilty. Sentence: Confinement on
public works of Oconee, nt such la
bor ns she is ablo to porform, for a
period of 6 monthti, or like term In
State jienltentlary. Notice of appeal
given by attorney.
Tho State vs. S. V. ?Mahaffey-vio
lation of gallon-a-month law. Plead
ed guilty. Sontonco: Confinement
on public works bf Oconee or in Stnte
penitentiary, at hard labor, for pe
riod of 30 days, or pay Ano of $100.
On payment of fine, balance of sen
tence suspended during good behav
Tho State vs. Felix Harrison
housebreaking. Verdict: Guilty:
Sentence: Conilnement on public
works of Oconee, or In Stato peniten
tiary, at hard labor, for period of 'i0
days. Notice of intention to appeal
given by attorney. Bail ordered in
sum of $500.
The Stnte vs. J. J. Owens-(Appeal
from Magistrate's Court.) Appeal
dismissed, Judgment and sentence of
'fine Stute vs. C. IO. Vinson--n.ssiut.lt
aidBbattery with intent to 1*111. Con
ti ided by Solicitor.
"ino State vs. Lewis Gaillard-as
st lut and battorw with intent to kill.
C nStnued by Solicitor.
Tdle State vs. Walter Robinson
(Appeal front M n gl st ra tc's Court).
Appeal dismissed, judgment and sen
te fte ot .Magistrate alllrtned.
JBhe State vs. Joel Perry-viola
ti ftr of dispensary law. Pleaded
gtl?ty. Sentence: Conflnemeilt on
pt elie works of Oconee, or In State
plattentlary, at bard labor, for 3
m?iUhs, or pay fine of $100. On
piyjjnent of $r0. balance of sentence
to pe suspended until first day of
next,terni ol Court, upon entering
inW bond in the sum of $200.
iTdie State vs. William Burrell
violation of dispensary law. Ver
t? fed: -Guilty. Sentence: Confine
in int on public works of Oconee, at
ht roc labor, or like period in State
penitentiary, for terni of 3 months,
oi rjay fine of $100.
Vme State vs. Haskell Jenkins
larceny. Pleaded guilty to petit lar
ceny* Sentence: Confinement on
public works of Oconee, at bard la
bor.Vor in State penitentiary, for pe
ri<M\?r 30 days, or pay fine of $25.
[The State vs. Haskell Jenkins
burglary and larceny. Nol prossed
Tlj'e State vs. Ed. Harrison-as
sault*', and battery. (Appeal from
Magistrate!. Appeal dismissed and
cake?'remanded to Magistrate to en
iT te Town of A\ alitalia vs. P. P,
Coil tis. This case having been
heal tl on appeal from the Mayor's
Court, before nt the regular Novem
ber'vterm of the Court of General
Sessions, and lt appearing that the
Courk erred in admitting testimony
against thc defendant which was ob
tained by unlawful search of the
defendant's person before arrest;
and 3t appearing further that there
wa i unsufficieiit evidence to warrant
coi VKitlon on the second count of the
wa: Hut under which defendant was
tried!''It is therefore ordered, That
the Iud g me nt. and verdict of the
Maier's Court be reversed and the
cass'Remanded to the Court below
for j rather proceedings in accord
ante with this order and judgment.
\? 0rand Jury Presentment.
We have pasted upon all bills' of
Indictment handed us by the Solici
We have, by committee, visited the
county poor farm, and lind the sar?
to be in excellent condition, and the.
inmates thereof well cared for and
We have, by committee, visited the
county jail, and find it to be well
kept. We recommend that the she
riff he paid the ratio of fifty cents
per day instead of thirty-five cents
per day for prisoners' fare, and that
thc change of this amount go into
effect at once instead ol' awaiting the
decision by Legislature,
Wc wish to commend the county
supervisor for the excellent condition
in general of the county roads. We
recommend that he be given a five
passenger Ford automobile, with all
We desire to thank your honor and
the other officers of the Court for the
courtesies extended us in the per
formance of our duties, and beg to
be excused from further attendance
upon this Court.
T. N, Carter, Foreman.
Nov. 9, 1916.
Hold-Over Grand Jurors.
The gentlemen named below were
drawn from the 1916 panel of grand
jurors to serve as members of that
body during 1917:
J. Steve Smith, J. M. Bearden, J.
S. Moore, Andrew Ramey, W. It.
Hunt, W. E. Smith.
Till) MOUNTAIN LANI? CASKS.
Federal Proceeding* Nearing End in
a Number of Oconee Cases.
Col. A. A. Manning was in Green
wood last week in attendance upon
the United States District Court in
connection with the Oconee county
cases in which the government is ac
quiring mountain land.
Verdicts, fixing the value of the
land, were taken in tho cases affect
ing land offered by the following
persoBs: , Mrs. L. C. Swafford, Lu
cinda S wa fiord and Lassie Turpin,
W. G. Uussell, J. W. Smith, J. S. Car
tor, Silas Butt, J. H. Cannon, P. J.
Carter, A. Morrison, Geo. S. Watkins,
There is very good ground for
thinking that, unless some new pa
pors have been recorded since the re
ports made on the titles, and unless
the tates have not been paid, the
money will shortly be paid into the
Registry of the U. S. District Court
in the cases affecting the lands of
fered by the following jtersons:
J. K. Gaines, J. C. Powell, J. P.
McCall^ W. B. Doyle, J. H. Barnett,
W. J. Stribling, J. and T. Bottoms,
T. Jeff.Lee, W. N. Moore, J. I. Case
Threshing Machine Co., J. D. Vernor,
J. H. Long, M. H. Lee, W. T. Burton,
Mure Ot Mure, F A. Hull, George W.
This means that in all probability
a little over $14,000 will shortly be
paid into court, and that all persons
wishing to establish a claim to tho
money therefor, unless thoy have al
ready done so, must file their claims
for the money in tho U. S. District
Court at Greenville within ton days
from the date of its deposit, or be
TUM ELECTION IN (K'ONKi;
I,tfN) Votes Polled for Stat? O ll leers.
IM t ?in Federal Side.
Til? following facts concerning tho
election In Ooonee aro given out a?
lt. I. Manning, noni. ,. 1,183
.). S. Canty, Prog. fi
Cole L. lilease. 2-1,190
A. J. Bethea, Beni.1,186
T. W. Miller, Prog. ... fi-1,15)0
State ?uni County O (lice rs,
There were 1.189 votes polled for
State and county Oiflcers, one of the
ballots for the Progressive candidates
having been scratched as to otiier
names on ticket.
The eo8t of holding the State elec
tion was $383.45,
Bemocratlc Elector* .885
Republican Electors . 59
Progressive Electors. 3-947
F. II. nominick, Dem*.88C
The cost of holding the Federal
election was $:I4 2.10.
llev. and Mr?. Burnett HI.
Will you please allow me space to
say through The Advocate we are
now living in Charleston, 558 King
street. While 1 was here in a meet
ing at the Star Gosoel Mission some
three weekB ago 1 was stricken with
appendicitis and went to the hospi
tal, and was to have boon operated
on the following Tuesday. (This
was Sunday night.) And my family
came down, and Mrs. Burnett WBB
ill at the time. We put off my ope
ration for a few days for her to get
better. 1 also improved Borne and
have not had the operation yet, but
the doctor told me to-day that since
I was getting some woree again that
I would have to have it at once, as I
would be taking a great risk. The
probabilities are that MrB. Burnett
and myself both will have to have an
operation. So I ask the readers of
The Advocate with all others to pray
for us. J. O. Burnett."
in 1913, and there are many in Our
county who will regret to learn of
the illness of Mr, and Mrs. Burnett.
We hope for early news of their re
NEWS FROM WESTMINSTER.
Child Recovering from l*toiiinine
Poison inp;-i,o<-ai Items.
Westminster, Nov. 14.-Special:
Mrs. O. K,. Breazeale and Mrs. IO. (5.
Poore have returned from Orange
burg, where they attended Ihe State
W. M. U. Convention, which conven
ed in that city last week. They re
port a splendid meeting.
Miss Sallie Morris is visiting rela
tives at Macon, Ga.
Miss Bertie Lawrence, who is tak
ing a business course at Oastonia,
N. C., spent the week-end with her
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J,
Interest centers this week around
a play to be given at the school au
ditorium next Friday evening under
the auspices of the Civic League. An
evening's entertainment is promised
all who will attend.
Mrs. lorrett Zimmerman is visiting
her sister, Mrs. A. It. N. Folger, at
Mrs. I). S. Hayes returned Monday
to her home at Bastan ol le, Ga., af
ter spending a week or more with I
Dr. and 'Mrs. J. II. Stonocypher.
Little Miss Lucy Nichols spent the
week-end with relatives at Blacks
Mrs. C. E. Cobb left Tuesday for
Rock Hill to visit her sister. Miss
Nelle, who is in the senior class at
Winthrop fhis year.
Mrs. ICthel Burton and children, of
Atlanta, are spending a while here
Mrs. Ella Terrell, teacher of third
grade, spent the week-end with ; da
tives at Fountain Inn. She was ac
companied home by her mother, Mrs.
N. S. Harper, who had spent the past
News reached hore last week of
thc critical illness of Evelyn, little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Leathers, of Atlanta. The little one
drank some of the contents of a tin
can that had been opened for several
hours and was a victim of ptomaine
poisoning. Her life was despaired of
for several hours, but with splendid
attention she is now convalescing, to
the delight of her fond parents, rela
tives and friends of tho family.
Mr?, Margaret Hagan, of Royston,
Ga., was the guest of Miss Anna
Marett last week.
Miss Blonde l/oathers is visiting
her sister, Mrs. W. J. Brown, in
Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Walker, Migs
Ruth Walker and Mrs. T. C. Peden
spent last Thursday in Anderson.
Married In Georgia.
The following item from a Georgia
paper will bo read with interest by
many in Oconee. Miss McAHetor,
who became tho bride of Charles Ash,
is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.
Frank McAli?ter, formerly of Oco
"At the home of Ttov. It. L. Bivins,
Miss Mario McAlister and Charles
Ash, of Hamlet, N. C., were quietly
married on Wednesday, November 1,
OCONKE COTTON MARKET.
Wednesday, 10.15 A. M.
WESTMINSTER-(.1. ii. I tren/.on lo.?
Cotton, per pound .10%
Seed, poi- ton.$62.00
KliNlvCA-(W. I*. Nhumons.)
Cotton, poi' pound. 19%
Seed, per ton.$ t? 2 .00
Hy G i gull I lat ? Son:
Cotton, per pound.l^'/i
WAlillAIiliA-(C. W. Pitchford.)
Cotton, per pound .1?>V?
Seed, per ton.$62.00
Hy C. G. .1 nynes:
Seed, per ton .$04.00
NRWRY-(Courtenay Mfg. Co.)
Cotton, per pound.10 VJ
Seed, per ton.$02.00
WEST UNION-(Strother & Phlnncy)
Cotton, per pound .lOVfe
Seed, per ton.$62.00?
A ( Iniita K|K)t? Roach 20c.
Atlanta, Nov. If?.-Spot cotton
aold in Atlanta yesterday for 20c.
Us Iii g liest price since tho Civil War.
Samuel Martin, of tho Atlanta
Warehouse Company, reports that
the 20-cent quotation does not repre
sent a few scattered saleB, but, on tho
contrary, the transfer of a considera
ble quantity of the staple, sufficient
to establish 20 couts as the market
price at tho close of tho day's trading-.
The dose was stoady, and with good
cables from Livorpool expected this
morning by financial exjierts, tho out
look for a further gain seems good
HIGHT AUTOMOBlbN A<X>IDKNT8
I*u.st Saturday Noaa' Hcaieea-Prc?*hy
tor?tii Church Nearing < Vnople-tlon.
Seneca, Nov. 14.-Special: Tho
district meetings last week, hold by
the interdenominational Sunday
School Association, were well attend
ed. The meeting ot District No. 2, at
Newry, was particularly interesting
and two sessions were held. In the
absence of the president, Rev. 'N. G.
Hallenger, J. S. Robinson was cho
sen ns chairman. Miss Agnes Ravc
nel, of Spartanburg, State secretary
of young people's work, was present
ProfB. Morrison and Bradley and Dr.
W. II. Mills, of Clemson College.
Dis. IS, A. Hines and E. C. Doyle
aro in Atlanta In attendance upon
the Southern Medical Convention
The pupils of 'Mrs. C. N. Glgnil
llat's Sunday school class will give
an entertainment at the hall next
Friday afternoon. The affair is on
the order of a bazaar, where beauti
ful Japanese articles will bo sold.
This is an opportunity to get your
Tho aid society of the Methodist,
church is planning to hold a bazaar
on December 1st. Elaborate prepa
rations arc being made and many
beautiful articles In fancy work will
be on display for sale.
The Presbyterian church is going
up rapidly and is beginning to as
sume handsome proportions. When
finished it will be P decided credit to
thc small denomination and an orna
ment to the town.
Mrs. Sallie llolleman has returned
from a visit ol' two weeks to relatives
Mrs. Eugene Runion has moved to
Greenville, where she will reside for
the present. Mr. Runion Is boarding
with Mrs. 'Pasterfleld. The move
was necessitated from the fact that
the cottage they occupied has been
sold, and there was not another to 'be
had. Your correspondent has heard
of another family which will possi
bly make similar arrangements.
What a pity that Seneca's population
is out-growing ber size!
lt ls said that eight automobile ac
cidents occurred in tho vicinity of
A number of young men From
Richland attended services at the
Presbyterian church Sunday night.
Among them were Ed. Vorner, Clark
Wyly, Glliner Hubbard and Mr.
Bridgman. These wore all heartily
The many friends of Rev. and Mrs.
N. G. Hallenger will be pleased to
know that the latter is improving
from an illness of several days.
Mrs. Allen Dendy, of Richland, has
been visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. N. G. Ballenger, the past week.
Willie Verner has accepted a posi
tion in Atlanta.
Cabbage, that aforetime common
place vegetable, after soaring out of
sight, and for a time looked upon as
a rare delicacy, has again descended
to the reach of Seneca house-keepers.
M TB. T. M. Wyly, of Richland, was
visiting In Seneca Monday.
Miss Agnes Ravenel, of Spartan
burg, wan the guest of Mrs. W. P.
Reid last week, during ber visita to
the district Sunday school conven
tions, where she made addresses
in the presence of a few friends and
"Immediately after tho ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. Ash left for a short
wedding trip to Savannah and Jack
sonville, and Jn about a week will
be at homo in Hamlet, N. C.
"The bride is a most lovable and
attractive young woman and has
many friends hore who regret hor de
parture from Americas, but who ev
tend to her every good wish. Mr.
Ash, who formerly resided in Amorl
cus, has won a responsible position,
with the Seaboard Air Line at Ham
let, N. C." -