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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, .WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1010.
We have finished Stock taking and find
some short lots and goods in all lines we
want to clean, so have arranged on tables in
front of store. They are real bargains.
Also have just received a big lot of Lace,
worth 10c, we are going to sell for 5 cents.
See Show Window* afr
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WALHALLA, S. C.
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LONDON SHAKEN HY EXPLOSION
Many People Wore Killed-St ores of
London, Jan. 21.-The death roll
of Friday night's explosion is now
between 60 and (50, according to
Lloyd's Weekly News.
In ten hopitals on Saturday 22
pSrsong died and there were 112 pa
tients receiving treatment. In addi
tion, 266 persons suffering from
lighter injuries were treated.
Story of Explosion.
A portion of the area of London
was shaken severely Friday night
when a chemical plant in which mu
nitions were manufactured was the
center of a series of explosions, scat
tering destruction over a considera
ble section of the district in which
the works were located. There is
no evidence that the explosion was
other than the result of a fire.
The central point or the volcano
like upheaval was In the heart of
the working district of a suburban
town. At 6.4 5 p. m. a series of ex
plosions suddenly transformed the
.works into a furnace and great
masses of buming liquid and timber
and red hot Iron were hurled high in
the air. An adjoining flour mill, in
?which a number of women and chil
dren were employed, was engulfed.
The'explosions were only the center
of a succession of widespread Beries
of .Ares, as the masses of the fire
brande from the affected quarter set
tled down on surrounding areas.
Adding to the terror was the sudden
darkness In which the entire quar
ter was plunged.
The damage extended to distant
points, and to sections where plate
. glass fronts were reduced to masaca
ol' debris, willie the extent and seri
ousness ol' the destruction increased
in Hie working places nearer thc ex
Two distinct working districts ad
jacent to the scene of the main ex
plosion suffered heavily in leveled
Terrible scenes were witnessed
when the Hour mill, which was seven
stories high, burst into flames. To
get such a blaze under control was
an impossibility, so the firemen were
obliged to devote their efforts to sav
ing neighboring property. Despite
all their efforts, the flames rapidly
spread over a large area.
Heroic nurses, ambulance men,
Hoy Seouls and girl guides worked
to alleviate the sufferings of the In
jured. One youth returned home
from work to find Hint his parents'
house had vanished In the great
upheaval. He found his woy to a
hospital and was able to Identify tho
unconscious form of lifB mother. In
a mortuary he found the bodies of
li is father and sister. There were
hundreds who sought relatives and
friends in vain.
There was no loss of American life
or property as a result, of the explo
sions last night so far as had been
ascertained this evening.
No attempt has yet been made to
collect casualty lists. The majority
of tho dead and many of Hie severely
injured are aa yet unidentified.
Also One in Prussia.
London, Jan. 20.-Ten persons
have been killed and twenty injured
hy an explosion In a munitions labo
ratory at Spandan, Prussia, accord
ing to a Herlin dispatch forwarded
to Reuters; via Amsterdam. Tho
material damage was slight, accord
ing to the dispatch. I
PRESIDENT BEFORE CONGRKS8,
Outlines Policy foi' league Of Na
tions to Preserve Pence.
Washington, Jun. 22.-Whether
the United States shall enter a world
peace league, and, as many contend,
thereby abandon its traditional pol
cly of isolation -and no entangling al
liances, was laid squarely before
Congress and thc country to-day by
President Wilson lu a personal ad
dress to the Senate.
For the first time in more than a
hundred years a President of the
United States appeared in the Sen
ate chamber to discuss the nation's
foreign relations after the manner of
Washington, Adams and Madison.
Tho effect was to leave Congress, all
odilia) quarters and the foreign dip
lomats amazed and bewildered. Im
mediately there arose a sharp divis
ion of opinion over the propriety as
well as the substance of the Presi
"Startling! "staggering!" "as
tounding!" "the noblest utterance
that has fallen from human li ps since
tho Declaration of independence,'
were among the expressions of Sena
tors. The President himself, after
his address, said: "1 have said what
everybody has been longing for, but
has thought impossible. Now it ap
pears to be possible."
The chief points of the President's
That ? lasting peace In Kurope
cannot be a peace of victory for
Tl'at peace must be followed by a
definite concert of power to assure
the world that no catastrophe of war
shall overwhelm lt again.
That in such a concert of power
the United States cannot withhold
li? participation to guarantee peace
and justice throughout the world,
and that before a peace ls made the
United States government should
frankly formulate the conditions
upon which it would feel justified in
asking tlie American people for their
formal and solemn adherence.
"It is clear to every man who
thinks." the President told the Sen
ate, "that there ls in this promise no
breach in either our traditions or our
policy as a nation, but a fulfillment
Another Carolina Hoy Dies.
Florence, Jan. 19.-News was re
ceived herc to-day of the death last
night in the hospital at El Paso, of
Private John Gason, of Winona, who
went out with Company K, from
Florence county. His body will be
sent home with a military escort for
burial. He had been sick with ty
phoid pneumonia and suffered a re
lapse. He was a popular young
man, well known through this sec
tion of the county.
Manslaughter, Says Jury.
Bamberg, Jan. 20.-G. J. H lera, a
prominent planter of the Ehrhardt
section of Hamberg county, was to
nigh* convicted of manslaughter by't
jury in Court of General Sessi >ns.
Ile was tried on the charge of mur
der, the result ol the killing of
Charles Kinsey, a merchant, of Ehr
hardt, the latter part of 1916
Judge Gary sentenced Iiiers to six
years, but upon notice of appeal, the
defendant was released on bond of
Another Clash in North Sea.
Ymuiden, Holland, Jan. 2\\.-An
encounter occurred Tuesday morning
In the North Sea between 14 Germai
torpedo boat destroyers and a Brit
ish liol illa. Sixteen severely wound
ad Germans have been lauded here
by a Dutch steam trawler, which took
them off the badly damaged German
torpedo boat V-69. The torpedo
l>oat was afterwards towed here with
?0 dead aboard. The commander
lied before reaching port, both of
lils legs being shot off in the engage
The sinking fo a British torpedo
mat destroyer in another engage
ment with German torpedo boat de
itroyer8 in the vicinity of Shouwen
Bank last night, witli the loss of
hree officers and 44 of the crew,
ilso was announced.
Card of Thanks.
Editor Keowee Courier: We wish
o thank our friends and neighbors
brough your paper for their many
dud deeds during tho sickness of
>ur dear husband and father. May
lod'B richest blessings bo bestowed
ipon each one of you. Sincerely,
Mrs. J. H. Cole and Children.
Seneca, Jan. 22.
Mrs. MeOiiflle Hampton Dead.
Columbia, Jan. 20.-Mrs. Eloise
Irquhnrdt Hamilton, wife of G. Mc
>uflle Hampton, died at her home
icre this morning, after an illness
f a little more than a week of pneu
monia. Mrs. Hampton came from a
istlnguished family of New Orleans,
SKN1?CA ENJOYING BASKET HAM,
Ca m j
Dr, OTazei* to Lecture Friday Night.
Ci i/cns and OfllcllllM Con for.
Seneca, Jan. 22.-Special: Dr. W.
H. F$ uer, or Anderson, will lecture
at th? Presbyterian eh inch next Fri
day ri ght under tho auspices of the
Ch ii? an Endeavor Society. The pro
ceed^ *pf the lecture will be placed to
the piano fund. Let everybody ro
the dato and the cause, and
Crother spent the week-end
liss Margaret Morrison Int
n. The friends of Miss Mor
r i son Regret to learn that she is not
able ja return to her Behool duties on
account of an attack of grip.
Mlsj Helen Boyd entertained the
Ire Otrls and a number of her
at a delightful party last
y night. Hook was played,
the close o? the evening deli
fresliinents were served,
e basket ball game between
aster and Charleston Inst
[day afternoon, the former
Seated In a score of 13 to 31,
,tlght Seneca was defeated by
e team 17 to .'12. The tenth
grad&jShiB tendered the visiting boys
and tljte home team a delightful re
nt the home of Mrs. E. A.
'Her the game.
lu m mer, from Clemson, vis
rge Qalphln last week.
Ott Friday afternoon Centrol
[bool, of Greenville, will play
ister, and al night Seneca
mville will play. These
e attracting tho attention of
our town people, but num
yisltors from the country
hboiing towns. The last
'ere well attended and were
wag gay last Friday with
adels, who had a holiday
thday-and who took ad
[of the opportunity to visit
n pf Opportunities."
Ifnith spent the week-end
bertha McCollum, of Relds
is visiting her sister,
LMrs. Hunter Mahler have
ibu ma to attend the mar
ti niece, Miss Ethel Dunn.
John Lawrence, Jr., is convalescing
from an attack of grip.
Miss France* Hamilton leaves this
week for Deco tur, Ga., where she
will enter Agnes'Scott College.
Mrs. E. E. Vernor, of Richland,
spent last Friday with the family ol'
R. S. Vernor.
Miss Rachel Dickinson, of Spartan
burg, ls visiting her niece, Mrs. \V. S.
Hon. E. ES. Vernor addressed the.
Christian Endeavor Society last Sun
day night, which was given over to
the regular preaching hour. A good
sized audience heard the visiting
speaker, though the attendance was
cut off by the very inclement wea
The body of Henry M cC ra rey, of
Chicago, was brought to Seneca last
Sunday evening on train No. 30 and
carried to Pendleton, his old home,
for burial Monday. Mr. M cC ra rey
was a nephew of W. P. Heid and had
been living for several years in Chi
cago, where he lind made a success in
business circles. He died or pneu
monia and was sick only a few days.
He was a young man and left a wife
and daughter five years old.
John Carey spent last Friday with
his motlier and was accompanied by
his friend, Guy Boldon.
J. T. Lawrence is able to return to
lils business, after an absence of sev
Mrs. lt. S. Verner ls improving
from an illness incident to a broken
limb, wtrtch occurred two weeks ago.
Miss Annie Hunter will entertain
the Camp Pire Girls Thursday after
noon at a social meeting.
Mrs. IV. A. Holland's friends are
pained to learn of her illness from
The City Council and some of the
prominent citizens met a number of
the Southern Railway otlicials last
Friday for the purpose of discussing
the proposed change in the rond
crossing at Fair Play and Townvillo
streets. There were speeches made
pro and con and a proposition put to
the railway officials. The writer
was not asked to be present, but the
columns of The Courier are conven
ient for the expression of opinion,
Whether sought or not. H lt ls ever
ngreed to close the Fair Play street
crossing the citizens or that street
should raise a kick the like of which
has never been heard, not to mention
those of us who have an eye to beau
ly and symmetry.
Work on the beautiful Presbyte
rian church is progressing slowly on
tccount of unfavorable weather and
lifflculty in getting material. How
ever, the congregation hope to wor
ihlp in the new edifice by spring.
Ed. Farmer was sick several days
last week with grip.
Seneca was visited by a heavy rain
ind wind storm last Sunday night.
The Onco-a-Week Club was dc
tghtfully entertained by Mrs. R. D.
Neill last Thursday.
die being before marriage Miss Elo
se Urquhardt, daughter of Mr. and
Hrs. Wm. Urquhardt. Mrs. Hamp
?n is survived by her husband and
h ree daughters.
JAILER'S PLl'CKY DAUGHTER
Hohl Mob at May-Brother Bungled
Hampton. 3. C., Jan. 21, Dave
Richards, a negro of Estlll, was
taken from the county Jail here last
night by a party from Estlll, und al
though not lynched, he was badly
beaten up and left In the woods. Ac
cording -to the negro's statement, lila
life was spared as the result of the
pleading of one member of the party.
The re (lort s of Hie affair vary,
though the salient features are sub
stantiated by a number of witnesses.
The negro, who, according to the re
port, was drunk, assaulted a Mr.
Qlover, ac elderly man, who clerks
In the store of Marvin O'Neal at We
ill, last night by drawing his pistol
on Mr. Glover. The negro was ar
rested and taken to the Jail at Es
till. Later tho mnyor of the town,
learning that a party was being
formed to take the negro from the
jail and lynch him, hud him re
moved by automobile to the county
jail at Hampton.
Crowd Mukes for Door.
Arriving at the county jail the ne
gro was delivered over to tho Jailer,
who proceeded upstairs to the cells
with hi? prisoner, locking the front
loor of the jail. Thon one of the
men who brought the negro to
>lani]>ton went back downstairs to
jet the negro's hat which he had
lropped in nu effort to get away.
When he unlocked the door and went
mt he was met by a party of about
If) men, according to his estimate,
who rushed for the open door.
Just ns the crowd reached the i
loor, the jailer's daughter, who ls ,
ibout 14 years of age, ran Into an i
tdjolning room, grabbed one of her
father's pistols, and rushed back to i
the door, covering the lynching party
with the revolver and declaring that
entered the door. She held them
thus at bay until her brother, fear
ing that some harm might overtake
her, took the pistol from her, where
upon some of the crowd rushed lu
ind went alistairs, overpowered the
Inlier, took the prisoner and lied in
lutomobiles in the direction of ISs
The young lady then notified She
'IIT Llghtsey by telephone, stating to
ihn that the prisoner had been
aken away by live or six men. She
dated that it was a "put up" game.
The sheriff left Brimson, where he
esides. for Hampton and Immedi
ately took up the trail of the party,
?Ut was unable to find anything as
o their, whereabouts or the where
ibouts of the negro. Jailer Bowers
. leaded with the party not to lynch
he negro, after they had overeow
ired him and taken his prisoner.
To-day the negro was found at an
chor negro's house a few miles from
lampton. He seemed to be still
hunk and was badly beaten. The
heory is that the would-be lynching
?arty, on account of the fact that the
nembers of it were recognized by
l?verai people In Hampton, and as
a rs from Hampton were following
he party closely, decided not to kill
he negro, but beat him and threw
ihn out of the car. The negro stated
hat he did not know who the mein
lers of the party were. An eyowit
icss slated that there were three
utoiuobiles in the party.
The negro will be given medical
ttention and brought back to Hamp
?n to await trial.
Little "Onc-Mun" Subs.
Rio Janeiro, Jan. 20.- Allied ship
wners to-day announced indefinite
ancellatlon pending what they be
leve will be ardent pursuit of the
nldentlflod German commerce rai
er which during the lost few days
as paralyzed .shipping. Difficulty
f locating the "flying Dutchman" of
he South Atlantic is evidenced by
he varying narratives brought to
his and other South American ports
y refugees of the vessels sunk.
The raider is said to have a diffcr
nt number of funnels, but nil agree
hat she is painted black and there
eems to be evidence of the story
old in tho Journal Peuquono of Per
ambuco, that she carried three one
nan submarines with which she
ould sink ships.
A photograph of the raider, taken
ecrotly by a pocket camora by one
f the crow of tho Dramatist, doubt
ess will aid the search of the Brit
m cruisers believed to he combing
he waters off tho east coast.
.-? UlttlllO UAVIIi-No. 4.
.2,5,000 (?I AKDSMKN UF.LFASKD.
Movement or Troops from Mexico u>
Washington, .Jan. 21.-More than
LT),OOO National Quardsmeii, now on
the Mexican border, have been desig
nated hy Maj. ?on. Pu us ton for re
turn home and muster out of the
Federal service, under the order is
sued yesterday by the War Depart
All these organizations will oe
started homeward as soon as trans
portation facilities can be provided.
Their departure will leave between
45,000 and KO,OOO men of tho guard
still in the Federal service doing
The Guardsmen designated for ro
tum and muster out Include:
Louisiana-First battalion fte M
artillery. Held hospital No. 1.
South Carolina-Troop A, Caval
ry, (thc Charleston Light Dra
goons), Company A, engineers. Held
No. 1, Held hospital No. 1.
North Carolina-First Infantry
War Department otnclalB continue
to withhold comment on reports in
dicating that the movement of lien.
Pershing's regulars out of Mexico ls
under way, and the statement an
nouncing tho Guardsmen designated
for release does not connect taeso
orders with the withdrawal plans In
any way. The understanding has
been, howevor, that with the return
of tho expedition in Mexico and re
adjustment of the border patrol ail
of the State troops gradually would
be sent home. Tho department's
"Cen. Funston bas selected these
troops l?ngoBt in service on the bor
der. To some extent, howevor, this
rule could not he followed without
unequal weakening of the border
guard, and the departures from it
ire so explained. The total strength
)f the organizations selected is 2?>,
II. .1. B. (Jrogan Dead.
(Tu ga loo Tribune, 23d.)
News or the death of H. J, li. Gro
gan was learned with profound sor
row this morning by his many friends
n Westminster ?nd other parts of
the county. Mr. Grogan died last
night at 7 o'clock nt his home on E.
D. Maretl's farm one mile east of
Westminster. Ho was sick of mea
dos and this malady soon developed
nto that fatal disease--pneumonia,
lils death is peculiarly sad, as all
members of the family aro stricken
ivith measles, and none are well
mough to attend the burial. Al one
line Mr. and Mrs. Grogan and ten of
their children were confined to their
Mr. Grogan was 67 years old, and
i model citizen. Ile had been living
in this vicinity two years and ma?i$
many friends by his quiet, humble
Hsposition. He is survived by his
widow, who was a Miss Cowan, from
thc upper part of tho county, and
?deven sons and daughters. To them,
in their dark and trying hours, ls ex
tended what consolation there ls In
:he sympathy of all their friends and
icquaintances. The Interment will
ake place to-morrow (Wednesday)
n the cemetery of ?ethel Presbyte
rian church, near Walhalla.
(Hoon Grogan hud many Friends in
Walhalla und throughout upper Oco->
iee who will bo grieved to learn of
ils death. Mr. Grogan and family
mule their home near Walhalla for
several years, coming here from the
Pamassee section. Besides his im
mediate family he is survived by
Lecture nt Oak Grove.
The public is cordially Invited to
ittcnd a demonstartlon lecture, with
antern slide illustrations, at Oak
?rove school house next Monday
light, January 29. G. M. Barnett,
.Ottnty agent, and Mr. Hoffman will
conduct this meeting. This ls also
,o be a regular meeting of the Oak
Trove Rural School Improvement As
Nannie Mao Dunlap,
Miss Brown, Committee.
Meeting nt Keowoe School House.
There will be a political meeting
nt Keowee school house next Satur
day afternoon at 6 o'clock, January
27th, to discuss the political inter
ests of tho eastern part of Oconee
county, so as to lot our needs oe
known to our Representatives.
Oconee Creek and High Falls No.
1 aro requested to have representa
tives with us.
Also, tho Woodman camp will
meet at 8 p. m. same date. ? >
P. A. Brown,
.President of High Falls No.. 2,