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With us, and then we wii.i lend you money when you need it.
Interest Paid on Deposits.
The Farmers and Merchants Bank
The Farmers Loan & Trust Co.
ANDERSON, S. C.
Combined Resources a Little the Rise of One Million Dollars
E. A. Hmythe, flco. VV. Kraus,
N. ?. Sullivan, YV. Laiixhlln,
J. F. Watson, J. V. ISurrls,
J. D. Hammett, FoHter L. lirown
II. A. Orr, .1. II. Doutblt,
J. J. Major, it. a. WitcrKfioon,
ThoB. C. Jackson, J. J. Major,
i. R. Yandlver.
FOR NEW AND MODEL COTTON FAC
TORY AT DANVILLE, VIRGINIA.
The Riverside & Dan River Cotton Mills, Inc., are start
ing up the latest and largest addition to their great plant?the
most modern and complete mill in America today.
Spinners and Weavers can find here an attractive opening
for profitable employment.
Further information furnished on application.
GEO. W. ROBERTSON,
Supt, Dan River Cotton Mills, Danville, Va.
o IVA NOTES ?
Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Swan or
Boston and Mr. Horton of Now York
on their return trip from Cuba stop
ped In Greenville and camo over to
Iva on last Thursday and apent a few
hours visiting the Jackson Mills.
Messrs. Swan and Horton are con
nected with the A. J. T?wer Co., of
Boston, well known makers of oiled
clotthing' and other cotton fabrics and
have been .large purchasers and users
of;the Jackson mills product far sev
eral years and these gentlemen wanted
to see the making of this cloth in all
Its.'processes .from tho raw cotton to
the, finishing and packing. They were
well pleased with their visit and their
heartyapproval, of the Jackson mills
and Its workings was expressed with
Mr. J. .T, Bowman of Lowndesvllle
was h eve a few hours'Monday on busi
'f>i|gs "-ulu Fintel who" -has been
attending the Sacred Heart 'Academy
m^envillo, is home for the holidays.
J, N. Land and j. B. Leverett of
p were here a fow hours Saturday
he; Missionary and Aid Society of
vFlrst Baptist church met on lust
I afternoon with Mrs. Marshall
H. at her homo on Main atreor.
. was a splendid attendance and
^.afternoon, was spent in readings
Jh> Mlf.s Nancy Pearson, Miss Cor
rioitibweii, Mrs. Cliff D. Colemnn, Mrs.
Diil^Schrlmp, Mrs, B. A. Wbtt, Mrs.
"Wake?eld arid Miss Selmn
!&. During tho social part, Mrs.
I Served n sweet course.
"Essie Cook was hostess at a
at nor homo on Friday evening
Members of the Iva high school,
cension was a pleasant one and
/img folks enjoyed themselves to
.illeet ox tent.
..-Preston Adams of Lattmor was
>ng the visitors here Saturday.
fft'TJ. wlllis who has been vis
itlng hor sister, Mra| J. F. McDonald
of . Andornen ha? returned home.
?r. E. C. "Williamson of Abboville
it a few days here lost wook on
p.Faaater Jones of Starr was
ill tine visitors here Saturday.
McQet of Anderson spent
.we?k-cnd with his mother, Mrs.
Miss Sarah Oil 1 Hand, a student of
cre^o the attmcth
OM ftnd rhako it a pu
!:.yl^glv'e^xm rfblg ndvantage in
show case or other
I) 11 xturo at low prices. Tell us your
; probjems. Let us help you with
" S-H'OVv' CASES''
?*glU fro m^ carefully selected
htsnee. Write' for .
descriptive literature, and
erfeearillcMantel & Mma
?rccnviUe, & Ci
Anderson College, came homo Satur
day for tho holidays.
K?V. T. C. O'Dell, presiding elder
of tho Anderson district, preached In
the Methodist church hero Sunday
morning from tho text, "Remember
them that am in bonds as bound
with them; and them which suffer ad
vcracily, as being yourselves also it)
the body." On account of tho inclem
ency of the weather tho congregation
Mr. J/>e Sherard was in Anderson
Monday on business.
Mr. James Watt of Due West Ib on j
a visit to hiB brother, Mr. Reose Watt.
Tho Philathea class of the Presby
terian church will meet at the home of !
Misa Georgia Helle Baskin Tuesday,!
the 29th, at :< o'clock.
Mr. Swift MaYct, who la a student !
in the A. and M. Institute at Athens,|
Ga., Is home for- the hoHday?.
0 NEWS FROM STARR.
o 0 !
?o o 0 o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o I
STARR. Dec. 22.?Mr3. Claude Jones j
und Mrs. Feanter Jones entertained !
tho Stephen I>. Lee Chanter, U. V>. C,
on last Saturday afternoon at the home
of tho former. Although the weathor
wan bo .bad thero v/aa a good numbor !
of the mombers with Borne vlslt'jra j
present to enjoy this unusually pleas
ant meeting. Mrs. Jones' beautiful
now home with its bright Christmas j
decorations and glowing grates pre
sented a striking contrast to the wind
and rein without. After a few Items
of buBlnoBs were disposed of an inter
esting program wbb carried out. A
selection. "Tho First Christmas After
Freedom," was read by MIbs Annie
Shirley and a paper, "Is the Christmas
Spirit Dying Out,", bay Mrs. A. S.
fiowio. Two duets were well render-1
od by Misses Annie Halford and Mabel !
Jones and were very much appreciat
ed and enjoyed.
A choruB. "Tho Homespun Dross,"
was Bung by a number of the ladies,
and this complot?e Mie program. The
genial hostesses served a delightful
salad course during " the social hour.
Mrs. L. O. McCalla will entertain the |
chapter in January,
j MIkocb Jesslo and Nelo Smith, Be
thla McMahari nnd Rosslo CUnkscale?
Of Llmestotno College aro .at home to'
spend the Christmus holidays.
1 Dr. und Mrs'. 8. C. Dean and llttlo |
Carey left yesterday for a visit of two j
weeks in Louisiana.
Miss Mildred Goode left Saturday!
tor Shelby, N. C, to spend the holi
days with her parents.
Mr*. Emily Davis Clark of Detroit,
Mich., i? visiting her siBters here, Mrs.,
n. iL Hodges and Mrs. Will Carlisle.
. MIbs Annie Halford has gone to her
; home in Blackvillo to spend Christmas
with her parents, .
Mies Leila Stuart received'a tele
gram on last Saturday bringing the
sad Intelligence of her father's death
ht Fountain Inn and she left Immed
iately for her home.
The Rev. J. Andrew Smith, synod!
cnl evangelist of South Carolina, con
ducted a ten days meeting hero which
c]osed on last Tuesday night. . Mr.
Smith 1b a strong and forceful speak
er- and it. was a rare, treat and an. In
spiration to hear him.
The Starr high school will give an
entertainment on next Tuesday even
ing beginning at 7:30 o'clock. . The
vrvmll admission feo of 15 cents will
asked tho proceeds to go to the
' Misses Lui a Dean and Jessie Smith
V.??? ??v.tlro ?.?p?v?y ?c?Ciun7d ?u v??? liigu
school \during the absence of 'lisses
I Goode and Stuart.
I Sails With Cotton
For Breman, Germany
i : . .... ,_
NORFOLK, Va. Der?. 22.?Loaded
"einest to her rail with cotton, the
l|?*n^Ty Llpe steamer Denver sailed
today fof Bremen, Germany.
Not only Is her hold ?lied with cot
ton. ; hut. she *1bo has cotton scored
j tween decks', ip staterooms and the
[social hall,' The Denver carries *
crew of 65. t\m coropored entirely of
WILL BE BURIED THIS AFTER
NOON AT GAINESVILLE,
Dr. Copeland Was a Native of An
derson County and Once Liv
ed in City.
People oT the city and county of
Anderson will be deeply grieved to
learn of the death of the Rev. Oliver
J. Copeland, D. I)., which occurred
early Tuesday morning In Ashevllle,
N. C, when; lie had been for several
months in tho hope that the climate
of that resort would check the rav
uges of tuberculosis. lie hud been
growing steadily worse for several
weeks and friends and members of
the family were prepared for the an
nouncement of hiu death. The funeral
services will be held Wednesday af
ternoon ut 3 o'clock ut Galnsvlllc, Oa.,
after which Interment will he made In
that city. The Rev. O. L. Martin, of
this city, will conduct the funeral
services. It is probable that several
friends of tho dead minister and for
mer resident of Anderson will go to
Gainesville for the funeral services.
Native of County.
Dr. Copeland was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. Copeland. and was born
near Cheddar, which lu between Hel
ton and Williamston. When quite a
young man ho lived in this city and at
one time worked for the late R. S.
Hill when tho latter conducted the
Alliance Store. In later years ho en
tered the Baptist ministry and served
as pastor of Ilopcwell, Neal's Creek,
Mount* Bethel, Mountain Creek and
Oakdalc churches for some time.
From Anderson ho went to Waynes
boro, (la., where he served as pastor
for a large congregation. It was dur
ing his pastorate at Wayneshoro that
Dr. Copeland caused the erection of
a handsome church building, one that
compares favorably with any In tho
State of Georgia.
Served in Atlanta.
From Wayneshoro Dr. Copeland
was called to the pastorate of Jackson
Hill Haptist church of Atlanta. After
serving there for some time he was
called to Gainesville, Ga. while serv
ing tho congregation vu' that city a
magnificent church, costing some
thing like $60,000, was erected,
and it was largely due to Dr. Cope
land's influence that is was built. It
was whilo Dr. Copeland was at
Gainesville that Mercer University
conferred the degreo of Doctor of Di
vinity upon him. Dr. Cc-eland was
also elected a turstco of the Institu
KesMn Foiled Him.
Two or three years ago falling
health compelled Dr. Copeland to
resign from the ministry. He was
given a position us land and indus
trial agent of the Piedmont & North
ern Lines. He filled this position moat
acceptably, as hn was a man of splen
did business ability.
Dr. Copeland was some 40 years of
age. Several years ago ho was mar
ried to Miss Elina Cllnkscales, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Cllnkscales
of Due West. Sho with two children
survive him. One child died while Dr.
Copeland was living at Gainesville
and It Is buried there.
Well Known Physician of Town
ville Passed Away Monday
Dr. W. T. Hunt, a well known phy
sician of the county and for years a
resident of Townvlllo, died Monday
night at the Anderson County Hospi
tal after an illness of several months
duration. Dr. Hunt was taken to Bal
timore last summer, where he spent
several months In ono of the large
hospitals of that pity, , in the hope that
his health would be benefltted. A few
weeks ago he was brought back tc
the city and taken to the Anderson
County hospital, it being realized at
the time that the epd was merely
a matter of a few days. Death wac
due to Bright's disease.
Dr. Hunt was born at Honea Path
some 62 years ago. He lived in the
Barkers Creek section until ho was
about 17 years ago when ho went tc
the University of Georgin, where he
took his degree. He graduated Jrom
a medical school in AugUBta in 1890
After his graduation Dr. Hunt went
to Townvlllo, where he practiced hie
profession until failtng health cauaed
his retirement. He had two sisters
and one brother, E. W. Hunt of Abbe
ville and Mesdames E. Z. Seymour
and Thomas Cromcr of Greenville.
The remains were taken to Town
ville yesterday morning and tho fun
eral services and Intermont took place
there yesterday afternoon.
Some two weeks ago Dr. Hunt was
married to Miss, .*i.' ? i \ - ulcCarley o?
Towriville, the marriage being solem
nized at the hospital by the R?*. W.
H, Prater, pastor of the First Proshy
terlan church. ' .
Tough on Both.
. Patrick's face was. so homely that
it had been described a? an "offense
to tho.landscape." and he waa as
poor. as ho was homely. Ono day . s
neighbor met. him Sod said;
"And how are you, Pat?"
"Mighty bad." apswefed Pat. "It's
starvation that 1b staring mo in the
.v-.*IS .that' bo?" paid the sympathetic
Inquirer. "Sure, and it can't he very
-lcasant for aythcr of yo."? PJtU
Penina is not B now ni'r!
untried rcr.cdy?our ^ra:"!
fathcra tired it.
Fifty years aeo it v/cs on
rale, nearly every dru;; stora
in the country cu:i supply ic.
It is recognized as a house
hold remedy in thousand:, cf
homes for cou?lm, cold?,
grip, catarrh and those
troubles arising from '^jc'i
TODAY XT IS JUST A3
EFFECTIVE, JUST AS
RELIABLE AS EVER AND
NOTHING BETTER HAS
BEEN DEVISED AS A
READY-MADE l? EDI
Tlione wlio object <i> l.lquM
JHrdtelne will n?ii I'crtimi 1?h
IrfH u ?li'Hlriildo rt-??inl>- ?tir
CA'IJA II Uli AI. <.ONim IO.\ S.
TO SOUTH STOREROOM OF
C. A. REED BUILDING ON
BEGIN JANUARY 1
Improvements Will Be Made by
Mr. J. L. Masters?Fine Cafe
to Be Opened.
The contract for the remodelling of
the south storeroom of the old C. A.
Reed building has been awarded to
Mr. J. L. Musteis by Mr. (J. Ii. Balles,
the owner of tho property. Work up
in the improvements will begin Jan
An entire new front will bo placed
in the store room. The celling will be
raised some two feet A tile floor will
be put down and steel celling put up.
In the rear a stairway will be con
structed leading to the floor above.
The improvements will cost in the
neighborhood of 525,000, it is stated.
As generally known, Augustus An
toimkas, proprietor pf the Piedmont
cafe, has leased the property that Is
to be improved and will open up there
one of the most up-to-date restaurants
In this section of tho Stato. Mr. An*
tbnakns, it is stated, has contracted
for some $4,0000 -Worth or new fix
tures for his new pla"*;.
Among tho improvement will bo a
new front of rough rod brick. Tho up
per portion of the i^ont will be of
white stucco. A plate gjass rfront
will also bo installed. On the Inferior
of the building tho wainscoting will
be some 10 feet high and thin will bo
mounted on a marhl4 base. The wains
coting, tables, counters nid other fix
tures will be of mahogany finish. The
counters will ha\fc marble tops. The
pantry and kitchen win be In the rear
of the place iOtid tho sanitation of the
entire buildmg will bo most modern.
It is the Intention of Mr. Antonakas
to fit up private dining rooms on U\p
second floor of the building, but this
will not bo done at present. Tho ex
terior improvements will be mado by
the owner of 'J.o building, while Mr.
Antonakas will havo the interior Im
provements made. The building Is 22
feet In width and whon finished will
make one of the neatest and most at
tractive eating rlaces in the upper sec
tion of tho State.
State Supreme Court
Reaffirms Its "Order
(Dy Associated Pres?.) -
COLUMBIA. Dec. 22.?Tho Stite su
preme court today,(reaffirmed Its or
der entered, two years ago by Which
Mrs. Lucy Di<;as Tlllnmn was award
ed custody of her. children, Sarah
Starke TUlmafl and Donschka Plckens
Tlllman. The court directed that B.
F*. Tlllnmn, Jr., father or tho children,
should h?ve possession of them dur
ing con ain periods vot 1015. Today's
decision resulted from a hearing on
an order which required Mrs. Tlllman
to show cause .-why custody V>f her
daughters should not be awarded to
another person. The proceeding was
duo t6 alleged refusal of the children
to Obey a court order that, they spend
the months of July nnd August. 1914,
with United States Senator B .R. Tlll
man, their grandfifjher.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.?Dr. Steph
en Panaretoff, first Bulgarian mlnlstei
to the United States, today presented
his credentials to President Wilson.
pr. Panaretoff expressed the Kind
feelings entertained by tho Bulgarian
rulers and people tor the llnltoc
States. The president replied, warrals
welcoming tho minister.
fcistrat nnd niiee *rfwmteafornatde
Kit s <P!*.c>.ly uiiu?l)50liiio!y w'thouitjitor
Mu.umlili-s?thus , pro?anttnp docopiUO/l
tien. Botte? thMSyTll iWtofcs in ti<
tforl.I. U?U? on fiotlr.lDr. T.AT COKN".
P^'600? <h??fcJ? c* by. .trail. jt>wa
BOTANICAL MFT.. Cf>.
MADE HT GI?Y HALL
TIONS ARE TO RE ENLARG
ED VERY SOON
Offices for Policemen Are Rear
) ranged at the Pres -
Improvements ot nn extensive na
ture are under way in the poiice quar
ters at the city hall, and in the near
future work of enlarging the guutd
house accommodations will hegin. Tito
improvements and alterations will
greatly improve the facilities of th'j
police quarters and guurd house, anu
will bring changea which have long
been needed and desired.
The rooms which are used by the
police are undergoing considerable al
tering. The front room where the
officers' lockers were situated and
which was used by the men off duty
has had a new lloor put down, and
workmen are now constructing a high
desk across the room, much like that
which divides the room In which the
city clerk and treasurer has his (juar
ters. This desk will separate the
room into halves. The general public
will be admitted to the outer portion,
or lobby, of tho room when, they have
business to transact with tho ppjicc
departnieut. The portion of the room
behind ,the counter or desk w'lll be
private. The office to tho rear of this
room will be the chief's private office,
and will, of course, he private.
The guardhouse accommodations ate
to he enlarged by utilizing the brick
stables which were built in connec
tion with the city hall. These are to
bo thoroughly cjeansed and a con
crete floor put down. Steel cakes will
bo purchased and installed in the
room, and thi3 will be used as quar
ters for white prisoners. The old
j guard house will then be devoted e.x
'clusively to the accommodation or ne
IN HIS BED I
William S. West, Former United]
States Senator From Georgia
VALDOSTA, Ga., Dec. 22.?William
Stanley West, former United
States senator from Georgia, was
fovnd dead in bed at ii?a lioine here '
early today. He retired last night np- I
parently in good health and died some |
time during the night.
Physicians stated that death appar- ]
cntly was due to apoplexy.
Mr. West was appointed by Cover-1
nor Slat on to the United States .senate |
March 2, 1914, to fill the vacancy caus
ed by the death of Senator A. O. Ba
con. His term expired last November ]
when Thomas A. ITardwlck, then
congressman, was elected tc the s
Mr. West was born in Marion Coun
ty, Georgia, August 23, 1840, and was |
graduated from Mercer University at |
Macon in 1880.
Tho former senator had been proml
uent in Georgia politics for many
years. Ho served several torms In. the
legislature. He was a delegate at
large to thu Democratic national con
vention in Denver in 1908. His.wife
and 14-year-old son, William S. West,
Jr., survivo him.
The former senator had a slight at
tack of indigestion yesterday, but was I
improved late In the day. i Physicians
attributo his sudden death -to - haart |
Arrested in Connection
With Killing of Lawyer
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22.?Glenn
Witt and Etholbert C. Ox m an were
arrested late today In connection with
the killing ot William M. Alexander,
a wealthy retired lawyer, by ?>urglars
In his home here this morning. Witt
13 said to have confessed. .
Witt showed a number of bruises,
which police thought were from blows
administered by Miss Penelope Alex
ander, who grappled- with the' robber
aftor her brother, William, had been
shot Oxman had a bullet wound In
; Not Subject to War Tax.
WASHINGTON,. Dec.' 22.'?Policy-*
loan agreements between holders of
life insurance and ' their companies
are not subject to the war revenue-tax,
accord'ng to a ruling today by Com
O O o o o o 0 0 o o O O 0 o o 0 o o o
o Christmas. Weather. o
- -.?.. fir 1 , ../un/..' _ na '. C*r*ni\_ *\
o py temperatures and clear''skies o
6 will provall Chrlstmar, , day o
o throughout tho United States, ac- o
0 cording to tho weather bureau o
o predictions tonight. P
6 The bureau's chart map showed o
o flno weather everywhere, except in o
o gulf States, Which had heen.dark.- o
o ened to indicate* approaching o
o clouds. Tho forecasters said n?th- o
o ing extreme Iii tonv^itturea was o
:} o expo rted. The mere tr^-.^alght run o
to below the seasonal > ?vages a few ?
o degrees, in sopto V?ct?on, Ih'efy o
o said, hut nowhero was A likely to ?
o be unusually cold. o
0 0 0 0 o o o (t o 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Il m" i.
Do It Now!
Make a small deposit each week
in rhis Financial Stronghold, and
by adding a little each week to
your Bank Account you'll be sur
prised at the rapidity with which
you can accumulate a snug sum?
"Big Oaks from little Acorns
Grow." The same applies to our
WHEN REVERSES COME
Your worry will be reduced to a
\ minimum if you are in a position
I ; to meet ail obligations with a
The Peoples Bank
LEE G. HOLLZMAN, President
D. O. BROWNE, Cashier' E. P. VAN DIVER, Viee-Pres.
BIcckley Building, Anderson. S. C.
Up Presch or
Officers Have in Their Possession
Dynamite Connected With a 1
to Explode Within Si
(By Associate-i Press.) J
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 22.?The ar-'
rest tonight of four men whom the po- |
lien say asserted they .wore Germans, i
in believed by th? police and detec- |
tives to have frustrated a plot to des
troy either a French or British steam
ship. The police have in their posses- j
sion a box containing 76 pounds of j
dynamite, connected with' a timing de- j
vice set to detonate the explosive six
and one-half days frpm tonight. The!
plan, according to the police, was to i
ship the bomb by express, consigned
to a ship at New York, the intention
having been that the vessel would bo j
blown up after it got to sea. I
According ao one 'of the prisoners, !
the police say, the bomb now in the'
hands of the officials was iutonded to |
destroy the French steamship Roelmm- :
beau' due to sail from New York next )
Saturday. From information available ,
here, the Rochamboau sailed from :
New York December 13 and was re
ported in European waters yesterday
at that time so far away from the j
United States that it would be im-:
possible tor her to reach New York-!
and said at the time designated. One j
of those arrested, otc.
One of the men arrested stated to '
the police in the presence of newBoa
pur i?i??? ih?i the bomb taken from ;
them by the.officers was intended to
be used in blowing up the Rocham- !
beau after sbo sailed from New York ]
next Saturday. According to Infor
motion available the Rochambeau sail
ed from New York December 13 and
was reported In European waters yes
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o HONEP'PATII . .o
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OOqOOOOOOOOOO o.o o o o ?
School closed lust Friday .the 18th,
for the Chrlstmns holidays, which ex
tend to the fourth of January.
Friday being the last school day be
fore Christmas^ a short Chapel exer
cise was rendered. After several ap
pr op irate versos of scripture were
read and a short talk was made byi
the superintendent, the second and:
fifth grades sang- .Christmas songs, l
which were very , much enjoyed by. all
those present. Immedtatelly before
.the exercises were concluded one of j
the high school boys presented to the!
superintendent three gifts consisting1
of a lavaller for; each of the lady
teachers and a stickpin for the prin
cipal. These were given by* the pupils
of the high school.
The pipils of tho high school held
their usual meeting of the literary
society on last Friday afternoon, Dec.
18th. Tho program was as.follows:
Debated?Resolves: That Poverty.
Causos'More Crimes than Riches.
Affirmative?Mary Sullivan and
Negativer- Eugene Wright, Eunice
Carter and Ansel Pinson.
Song , by the society.
. Essay--., Lucy .Beard,
Current Events? Malcolm Erwin.
' Biography? Marguerite Brock.
Reading? Gordon Gaine? -
The secretary-of. the society read;
ihe program for tho public meeting,
which: will bo given sorao time in
January. Several members jof tho
society are to render this program.
ot to Blow
a Box Containing 75 Pounds of
Mechanical Device Arranged
x and a Half Days.
terday, thus making it impossible for
the vessel t? leave New York on the
day designated by the prisoners.
One of those arrested, Peter Lang
laan, the police say, told them that
while he was willing to blow up a
French or English ship, he was not
willing to see innocent persons die.
After Langlaan had told of his part
In the affair the police arrested Prank
Helon, alias Hans Hellar, and held
him on a, charge of preparing ex
plosives to'shlp, In violation pf regu
lations cpverln'g the shipment) of such.
commo3itles. George Summers and
George Brlnkninn were held as ac
cessories and Langlaan was allowed
Hellar admitted, the police say, that
he prepared the bomb.
Tho police say Summers admitted
that he knew Hellar was working up
on some nlan of explosives, but den
- d knowledge of the plot to blow up
After being confronted with his al
leged conspirators, the police say
Hellar admitted that -it was his in
tention to blow up some French or
English ship and that if he failed with
the attempt against the Rochambeau
he expected to try some other vessel.
He Baid he was a waiter out of work
and wanted to "do something.to help
Detectives who. worked on the case
said tonight that Hellar told them
that he got the Idea of a clock ar
rangement from reading of the opera
tion ot the McNamara brothers.
IN FAVOR OF U. S.
Custom House Reports From the
12 Distrikts Show Increase of
7,000,000 Over Last Week.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.?Customs
house reports from the 13 districts
handling 86 per cent of the nation's
foreign trade show a balance In favor
of the United States for the week end
ed. December 10 of $27,028,263, an in
crease, of approximately $7,000,000
over the balance for the previous
week. The aggregate favorable bal
ance for the three weeks of Decem
ber was $89,870,091.
; Exports for the week of 'December
19 amounted to $49,440,242. and im
porta totalled $22,411,979. During the
weok ended December 7 exports were
$45,417.932. imports $24,422.446. From
November 30 to Docember 19 exports
totalled $141,678,800 as against $71,
808,709 in' Imports. ' '
Cotton exports for the week \>t De
cember 10 amounted to 286,313 bales.
Filibustering Party Destroyed.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Dec.1 22.?
A filibustering party from Texas was
"met and, completely "destroyed" by
Carranza troops ; , ^pppp6lt? Zapata,
Tcxa^, ..cr. ? here, Drvurabor 20. Thla
message was received in Matamoros
today by th? Carranza connnander '
A dosen horses,: 60 rifles and 2,000
rounds or ammunition, it is claimed
were captured, The..nutcber of dead
iyas not given.