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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER ?, 11)1?.
Ties and Handkerchiefs.
We have a nice line of Ties
and Handkerchiefs in Holiday
Boxes* They will make nice,
useful presents* ??se <?&
G W- & J, E. Bauknight,
Walhalla, S. C.
IT PAYS TO BUY FOR CASH.
December 6, 1916.
40 Years Ago Tb-day
Modern Cremation originated.
The first furnace built for this purpose was
Inuit, at Washington, Pa., by F. .J. LcMoinc at
tho cost of $1,000. Death conies to each and
every one ol' us, and at times it conies as a thief
in the night when we least expect its visitation.
If life is so uncertain, does it not behoove you
to prepare for the financial welfare of your wife
?nd children ( Do not delay starting ti savings
itcconnt with this bank for it may mean ?in un
told amount of worry and trouble saved vonr
wife, should the unforsccn happen to yon.
When You Think of Banking Think of
TUE WESTMINSTER BANK.
OOO NICE LANDS HOLD WELL.
December Solos Were Mud? Heavier
Than IN U.sual for Kale.sday.
Last Monday was salesday. and
Master VV. O. White had quite a busy
day of it, disposing of all tracts of
fered at public sale, each tract and
lot bringing a good price. Sheriff
Davis also sold several tracts for
taxes. The attendance at the sales
Following is a record of the sales
that were made by the Master, the
amount each lot or tract brought, and
tho name of the party bidding off
Sales by Tracts.
26 acres to Sam Medlin.$ 030
31 acres to Sam Medlin. 975
38 acres to R. M. Holland. ... 2126
48 acres to lt. M. Holland . . . 2087
39 acres to W. .1. Strlbllng. . . 2100
31 acres to Mrs. Mary Ertz
Sloan lands- (Lots in Seneca).
Lot 1 to Mrs. Dora S. Poe. . . .$3705
Lot 2 to lt. T. Jaynos. 401
Lot 3 to ll. T. Jaynes. S5E
I^ot 4 to ll. T. Jaynes. 1055
Lot fi to J v\ Byrd . 835
Farm, 120 .?cres, to W. P. Ed
wards . 800
Total .$765 L
41 acres to W. C. Hughs.$ 430
I l acres to W. C. Hughs .... 225
80 acres to J. D. Reid. 1010
II acres to Clem Watkins. ... 500
58 acres to Mrs S. Dickson. . . 900
Total .S 3 00 5
Sales Over $20,000.
Wald lands .$ 8.418
lOrUborgor lands . 1,000
Sloan lands. 7,6f>l
Dickson lands. . 3,065
Many Visitors Coming und Going
K. of I?, Rnuquet.
Westminster, Dec. 5.-Special:
Rev. A. P, Marett, of Malvern, Ark.,
is visiting relatives here.
Mrs. 1). I. Mulkey and Mrs. J. M.
Martin were called to Atlanta last
week on account of the critical ill
ness cf their sister, Mrs. Hoyt Cart
ledge, at her home in that city. The
many friends of Mrs. Cartledge hope
to hear soon of an improvement in
her condition and that she may soon
ho restored to health.
Misses Helen Leaner and Hortense
Cross, of Rronau College-Conserva
tory, returned to Gainesville Sunday,
alter spending the Thanksgiving sea
Miss Hattie Simpson, or Piedmont
College, Demorest, Ga., spent
Thanksgiving with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Simpson.
Mrs. J. A. King, of Atlanta, Texas,
arrived last week to visit her father,
M. A. Terrell, who has been very Ul
for several days.
Among the Clemson College boys
spending the Thanksgiving season
with homefolks were J. M. Singleton,
Walter Meares, Jack Zimmerman,
Lucius longland and Alfred Dorn.
The social calendar last week was
full after the schools closed for
Miss Mary Singleton entertained
Wednesday evening in honor of the
Clemson College cadets.
Westminster K. of P. Lodge, No.
208, gave a banqeut last Thursday
evening to their wives and lady
friends. The banquet wns held in
tho vacant store room on the new
block. There were about lfiO prep
ent. They had as their invited guests
from out of town C. D. Drown, of
Abbeville; Mr. Derrick, of Orange
burg, and W. G. Womack, of Spar
tnnburg. Addresses were made by
the abovo named gentlemen. Dr.
Strickland acted as toastmaster. All
report a good time. The Westminster
lodge is on a boom.
Miss Carmen Cross entertained at
a 0 o'clock dinner Thursday evening
in honor of the Drenan visitors.
Mrs, C. K. Cobb entertained at a
NWW CA RI N ET POR ?RITAIN.
House ot Commons Adjourns Till
Thursday-Not Winning War.
London, Dec. 4.-The expectation
that an explanation of the cabinet
crisis and its solution would be
forthcoming when the House of Com
mons mei to-day was not realized.
Premier Asquith simply announced
that King George had approved his
proposal for reconstruction of the
government which was forced hy the
demand of War Secretary Lloyd
George and other ministers for a
smaller .var neil with powers in
depe.id ut of the cabinet. The pre
mie, suggested that the House ad
journ after fo-day's business, which
was non-controversal, until Thurs
Not Winning War.
London, Dec. 4.-After suggesting
that the people choose new rul?is
through a general election, the Man
chester Guardian in commenting on
the cabinet situation, sounds this
note of warning:
"There are in fact two crises, for
the crisis in the ministry is but a re
tlec.tlon of the crisis in the war. The
crisis in the war amounts to this.
That the progress of events and suc
cession of bitter experiences have at
last brought home to the minds of
most men the fact that we are not
winning the war, and the further
conviction that with the present me
thods of waging the war we shall
never win it."
Ai'chbold Answers Last Summons.
Tarrytown, N. Y., lice. 5.-John D.
Archbold, president of the Standard
Oil Co. of New Jersey, died at his
home here after a two weeks' illness
following an appendicitis operation.
Mr. Archbold is survived by his
widow; one sou, John F. Archbold,
of Thoma8ville, Ga.; two daughters,
Mrs. M. M. VanBeuren, of Newport,
R. I., and Mrs. Armar D. Saunderson,
of Lyndhurst, Eng.
John D. Archbold was almost as
closely identified with the history of
the Standard Oil Company as John D.
Ro^Kefeller himself. Of the first
nli.-e trustees of the "trust" formed
in 1882 he alone remained in this
capacity until Its dissolution in If)ll
at the order of the United States Su
preme Court, and lt was he who was
named to engineer the dissolution,
after which he became president and
director of the Standard Oil Com
pany of New Jersey. He was the
most -tlve and aggressive fighter In
the oi combine, and invariably rep
resente?., the Standard Oil on the wit
ness stand in the numerous hearings
in connection with thc government's
suit to dissolve it.
Interdenominational Xmas Tree.
There will he an interdenomina
tional Sunday school Christmas tree
at Salem on Saturday, December 23,
at 7.30 o'clock p. m. All Sunday
schools in-adjoining territory are in
vited and urged to join in with the
Salem school in this Christmas cele
bration. It is requested that those
who will join with us bring such
gifts as are to be placed on the tree
by 3.30 in the afternoon in order that
everything may be In readiness for
the exorcises at 7.30.
?M. L. Smith,
Superintendent Salem School.
Curd of Thanks.
Editor Keowee Courier: We de
sire to extend our sincere thanks to
the good people of Walhalla for the
many acts of kindness shown to our
deceased relative, Mrs. Rosa Fabne
stock, during her long Illness, and
for the kindly consideration and as
sistance rendered at her death. The
relatives deeply appreciate these acts
and will gratefully remember them.
Mrs. Thos. Crumley,
J. C. Owens.
Walhalla. Nov. 20, 1910.
To Organize lt. S. I. A.
All the patrons of Picket Post
school are urgently requested to
meet with the teachers at the school
house next Friday afternoon, Decem
ber 8th, nt 2.30 o'clock, to organize
a rural school Improvement associa
tion. (Miss) Sadie R. Craig,
Card of Thanks.
Editor Keowee Courier: I desire
through your paper to express my
thanks to the many kind friends and
neighbors who wore so good to me
during the long sickness of my dear
husband, G. W. Broom. May God
ever be with them all is my prayer.
(Mrs.) Mandy Broom.
Walhalla. R. F. D. 1.
theater party Friday evening in
honor of Misses Lesher and Cross, of
Miss Eleanor Kcese entertained a
number of her friends Saturday
evening, honoring the visitors.
Miss Ada Simpson, who ia teach
ing at Starr, spent Thanksgiving
Several of the teachers of the W.
II. S. spent the Thanksgiving season
with relatives or friends, Miss
Brown going to Royston, (ia.; Miss
Howell to Greer, Mrs, Ella Terrell to
Atlanta, Miss Green to Greenville,
Miss Little to Carncsville, Ga., Miss
Seawright to Hodges, Miss Reeves to
Monea Path, and Miss Stack ley to '
In Session nt Senecu-Announcement
Seneca, Dec. r>.- Special: The
Southern Sociological Congress is
liohling a session in Seneca this week,
a privilege which small towns do not
often enjoy. The Congress was in
Oreen ville last week, and it was |
learned here that a few days would j
intervene before the date for the next
conference, at Home, (?a. Rev. I. IC. j
Wallace went over to Greenville to
see if arrangements could lie malle
to have the congress come to Seneca
for a few days, and credit is largely
due .Mr. Wallace for its presence here
tills week. One of the conditions
upon which this organization visits
a town ls the co-operation of the min
isters and the board ol' health. The
origin and purpose of the Southern
Sociological Congress arc already
known, it having been organized six
years ago in Knoxville, Tenn. There
are thirteen men and women with
tho congress, each having a distinct
line ol' work, and itineraries an:
made each year throughout the
Southern States. Seneca hopes to
claim it permanently. On Sunday
last addresses were made in all the
churches in town and in many of Hie
adjacent communities. Bach day
this week, through Wednesday, mass
meetings are held In the evening, and
each afternoon women's meetings are
held at the Baptist church. The bene
fits derived from this meeting are in
estimable. A survey of the town
will he made and sanitary and hy
gienic conditions looked into thor
oughly. The exhibit which goes with
the concern is on display, and Dr.
Hei?, n nhysicinn of national reputa
tion, is in Dr. Hines's office on Main
street for the purpose of conducting
physical efficiency tests. The idea
advanced is, "Keep a man in flt con
dition by examination before he be
comes sick, thereby safeguarding
health." A Hod Cross representative
is with the party, and it is highly
probable that an organization will he
an outgrowth of the meeting of the
I would like to call the attention
of tho expert who has charge of tho
sanitary survey to the aforemention
ed spittoons on our streets. These
are supposed tp be ventilators, but.
the purpose has been aborted with
the above disgusting result. For a
fact, we have a spitting ordinance
and we. have a policeman who will
enforce it, so lt's up to the Council to
back him in putting down this nuis
ance-a menace to health and an eye
sore to the walking public. (Gold
dust and limo have not gone np in
Mrs. W. P. Reid loaves Friday for
a visil of a month to lier daughter,
Mrs. L. I). Wy ly, at Beaufort. She
will spend Friday night with rela
tives III Augusta, Ga.
Those who are interested in Christ
mas shopping will remember the ba
zaar next Friday, the 8th, given by
the ladies of the Methodist church.
L. W. Vernor. Jr., spent Thanks
giving in Atlanta.
Thanksgiving services were hold
In the Baptist church. Rev. N. G. Bal
lenger lilling the pulpit. This and a
number of (linings characterized tho
passing of th IK great national festi
The dance to have been given by
the dancing club last week was called
Rev. T. M. Galphin visited at
Ninety-Six Hie first ol' the week.
-Miss Hilen Todd is visiting the
family of her brother at Lexington,
Misses Lillie and Agnes Ravanel
were visitors to Seneca the past weqk,
the latter coining for the purpose of
attending the Sunday School Conven
tion at Oakway last week. While in
Seneca they were guests in Hie home
of Mrs. W. P. Reid.
Invitations have been received
herc to the marriage of Sam N. Hol
land on Wednesday, the Otb, to Miss
Leigh Griffith, of Thomnsville, X. C.
This ls interesting information to
Mr. Holland's friends in Seneca, ho
having lived hore some years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Smith have re
turned from a visit of several weeks
to various points in the middle part
of the State, Mr. Smith making a
business trip in his car and Mrs.
Smith accompanying him to Great
Falls, where she visited Mrs. J. R,
H. 1). Cheek has sold his residence
on Fair IMay street and for the pres
ent his family is with Mr. and Mrs.
J. G. Harper.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sllgh and Mrs.
Ben Hike are visiting in Seneca.
Tile property of the late Mrs. B. P.
Sloan was sold on last Monday. The
store room was bought by Hal Poe,
and tho cottage on Main stroet by
R. T. Jnynos.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 15. Hutchison
spent Thanksgiving with their home
folks at Reldsvllle, X. C.
Dr. 10. C. Doyle, Mr. Hart and oth
ers attended tho Shrlners' meeting
at Greenville last week.
Frank Harper visited homefolks
At Newry Next Friday, Dec. Hth.
I will bo at Newry next Friday,
December 8th, from 1 to -1 o'clock
p. m., for tho purpose of receiving
payment of taxes. Citizens of that
section will please bear this fact In
mind if they desire to take advant
age of this convenience. Tho office
nt Walhalla will bo closed.
R. H. ALEXANDER,
(adv.) County Treasurer.
ITALIAN SHH? TORPEDOED.
.17 Americans Alumni-On? Killel by
Sholl Eire. .
Madrid, Spain. Ooo. 5.-Tho Hal- *
ian steamship Palermo, with 251
Americans on hoard, has been torpe- j *
('oed off Hie Spanish coast. I C
One sailor, reported to ho an Amer- .
lean, was wounded hy a shell and ?
died in a hospital at Palafrugoll, h
Spain, where the survivors were S
landed. Three others were seriously ?
wounded by thc torpedo.' ^
47 Americans on Hoard. v
New York. Dec. a.- -The Italian y
steamship Palermo left New York
November I? for Helton and Spesta, '
and was last reported as passing Gi- '
braltar on November '2 S. She carried '
no passengers, hut had on hoard 17 >s
American horse tenders. 1
Besides S?X mules and 46:1 horses, <
the Palermo carried 1,452 cases o? ?
trinitrotoluol, a powerful explosivo, ,
and tons of munitions and war sup
The ship was armed, it was said
hore at the olllces of Hartfield, Solar! i
it Po., agents of the Naviga/done
Generale Italiana, owner of the Pa
lermo. She carried two 3-inch rifles,
'These guns," said Mr. Solari, ,
"were carried for defense only."
Norway Ships to I lott om. ,
London, Dec. fi.-Lloyd's announce ,
tho sinking of the Norwegian steam
ships Rossi, 1,462 tons gross, and '
Drau puer, 1,126 tons. <
ABBEVILLE LYNCHING CASH. j
Fifteen White Men Arrested After ?
Abbeville, Dec. 4.-Fifteen white \
men have been arrested here follow- <
lng an investigation of the lynching ,
of Anthony Crawford, a wealthy ne- ]
gro, which took place about a month i
ago. Crawford was accused of at- |
tacking a white man, and a mob
lynched him. Subsequently the sons '
of Crawford wore notified to leave '
Abbeville county. <
The men arrested will probably be ,
given preliminary hearings to-day. ,
Some are accused of rioting and some
of murder. No excitement attended
tho arrest of Hie men, and the sug- 1
gestion made in some quarters that i
troops be sent to Abbeville is scoffed j
at here, as no disorder ls anticipated.
Governor Manning some Hine ago
ordered an Investigation into the <
lynching, lt is said that two detec- i
lives have been in Abbeville for sonni ]
time working on the case. The lynch
ing of Crawford created no little; ex
citement, and following it there were
various rumors of riots, none of
which were confirmed, lt is said,
however, that citizens of the county ?
not Hied Crawford's sons to leave Ab
bevllle by the middle of November.
Law and order meeting? !:<ivo been '
held, and popular interest in the ;
lynching and in subsequent events j
has been keen.
Hight Are Released.
Abbeville, Dec. 5.-After a hear- |
ing that consumed the greater part of ]
tho day, Judge Hammond late this ?
afternoon released all defendants <
cha reed with the murder of Anthony :
Crawford, except Jess, Will and Sam i
Cann, J, V. Elgin, Bert Ferguson,
Sam Adams and \fill Gantt. There i
was no evidence produced to warrant i
the binding over of the remaining i
eight, who wore charged with com
plicity in thc affair.
TOM. E. WATSON* ACQUITTED.
Georgia Author-Editor Deeply Affect- ,
ed as Friends Congratulate.
Augusta, Ga., Dec. l.-Thomas E. '
Watson, author and editor, was ac- ,
t| ul tied by a jury in Federal District ?
Court here, to-day on charges of hov- '
ing sent obscene mailer through the ?
The verdict of not guilty was
brought in at 10.4 ? o'clock this
morning. Tho jury had had the case
since 7 o'clock Thursday evening.
Court convened shortly after 10 |
o'clock, but lt was not until 10.12
that the foremanvsent word that a
verdict had been found. The vcr- <
diet was handed to the clerk and he ?
"Wo, the jury, find the defendant |
not guilty on all four counts. O. S.
There was no demonstration In the \
court room, though many of Mr. (
Watson's friends pressed forward to .
congratulate him. Mr. Watson asked ?
the court if he might leave, and tho
judge indicated that ho might depart
at ence As the jury passed out Mr.
Watton shook the hand of each mem
ber. One of tho jurors, J. H. Koger, 1
of Grovetown, Ga., embraced him. 1
As tho former dofondant went I
(1 ?wn the steps and proceeded toward '
his hotel ho was congratulated by
former Governor Joseph M. Brown, I
Judge H. D. D. Twlggs and others.
Mr. Wataon*8 eyes glistened with :
tears aa ho shook the hands of those
who had como forward to con gratti- <
late him upon tho outcome. <
(XX)NICE COTTON MARKET.
WEDNESDAY, lO.?lO A. M.
,1'ESTMINSTEK-(J. (1. llreazoAto.)
Cotton, per pound .10 5/16
Seed, per ton .$04.00
SENECA-(W. I*. NtnunouH.)
tatton (good middling) .10%
Strict middling .1 !? ty.
diddling.1 i> Vi
Strict low middling.19
?oed, per ton.$05.00
MOWRY-(Courtenay Mfg. Co.)
tatton, per pound .1 '.I %
seed, per ton.$65.00
WALHALLA-(C. W. Pitchford.)
Cotton, per pound .1 M \\
?oed, per ton .$04.00
Hy C. <i. .tayoes:
?eed, per ton.$ G f>. 0 0
IV EST UNION--(Strother & Phiuuoy)
Cotton, per pound .l fl
?eed, per ton .$0 4.00
ANOTHER DEAD HAUY FOI ND.
infants Dody Waa Covered With
Lime, WrapiMMl in Cloth.
Spnrtanburg, Uer. 1.--The body of
i baby was found to-day in Pair For
>Ht creek, just outside the city, by
W. M. Williams, a white man, who
[ives in the suburbs of tho city. The
Imby was wrapped in th reo black
ilotbg and the inside cloth was cov
?red with lime, which had caused the
Dody to be in such decomposed coa
lition it has boon impossible to de
ermine whether tho baby was white
>r colored. Mr. Williams passed .by
Lhe place where he found the body
?arller in the day and he says' lt was
not there then, but when he passed
Daek along the same way he saw tho
olack object in the water, and upon
nvestigation discovered tho baby.
\ coroner's inquest was railed for
his afternoon, but no clues could be
established as to the author of the
Iced. The baby was perfectly de
This is tho second deed of this
tlnd that has occurred tn this county
his week, the other case being the
Unding of the body of a baby girl In
ho Appalachia mill pond, near
Sreer. Police are working on both
[hese eases, but so far no arrests
invo been made.
Arrest M lit A|>|MlIacbin Case.
Spnrtanburg. DfcC 5.--Charged
ivith murder, Mis. Lydia Smith. I?
tears of age, her mother, Mrs. Lizzie
Pitman, "?0 years of age, and Fulton
Pitman, lt? yeats of age, were placed
In the Spnrtanburg county jail thia
afternoon. They oro charged with
having crushed the skull of a new
born infant in Appalachia mill vil
lage, ot (Sreer, following which lt is
Alleged that they stabbed th? baby
in the abdomen sevoral times with a
knife and then flung the corpse in a
mill pond, it is allegod that clothing
connecting the two Pitmans and Mrs.
Smith with the crime was dug up on
the premises of the accused people.
lt ls said that the State will attempt
Lo show that Lydia Smith, the girl
nccuscd of being the mother, was ab
sent from her employment from No
vember 10 until November 20. The
body of the child was discovered on
lt ls charged that Fulton Pitman,
tho young man arrested with tho two
women, was intimate with Lydia
Smith and an effort will he made to
provo that he was the father of the
dead child. Pitman is a son of the
Accused Smith girl's step-father.
Mrs. Smith was married on Sep
tember 10 of this year to Ed. Smith,
and the State will contend that the
.rime, committed was perpetrated in
in effort to keep the young husband
from discovering hi? wife's previous
Cotten eire in Columbia.
Columbia, Dec. 2.-Fire of un
known origin late to-night totally de
stroyed tho shed, machinery and
2,r>00 bales of cotton ol the Columbia
Compress and Warehouse Company.
The total loss ls estimated at $250,
000, fully covered by insuranco. Only
this morning $35,000' in insurance
was placod on the plant. Sevoral
large Industrial plants for a time
ivoro endangered by the fire, which is
expected to burn for sevoral days.
The whole of the Columbia fire de
partment was called out.
'aralysiH Germ Isolated),
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 3.-A germ
believed to be the causative agent of
Infantilo paralysis has been Isolated
at the Mayo clinic in Rochester,
Minn., by Dr. E. C. Rosonow and his
associates, Dr. E. D. Town, o? Bos
ton, and Dr. C. W. Wheeler, of Now
York, according to an announcement,
made In the St. Paul dispatch.
The scientists aro experimenting
>n a vaccine or serum to combat tho