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Better Shoes
for Your Money
You know that price doesn't always determine tho quality
of an article; lt matters not what you buy.
The best evidence is the number of satisfied customers and
tho continual repeat sales. Ask any wearer what he thinks of
"Star Brand" Shoes. You'll find them all to be well satisfied.
And why should they not? Every "Star Brand" Shoo ls made
of the best tanned leather. No substitutes aro ever used. Each
pair is made over comfort-giving lasts, with just enough stylo
to mark their Individuality. You can get them In any of the pop
ular loathers.
Some of Our Popular Sellers:
The "Patriot"-"A line shoo for men."
The "Pilgrim"-"The business man's shoe."
"Stronger-Than-Thc-Law" -"The strongest and longest
wearing work shoes."
Tho "Soft & Gobd"--"A work shoo truo to name."
The "Our Family"-"For every member of the family."
"Tess and Ted"-School shoes for girls and boys. Look bet
ter, flt better-wear longer.
Try a pair.
Walhalla, S. C.
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Money is Power !
Labor is Power !
You work a week for $10.00.
That ten dollars represents a week of your life
work. You are a week older, and as the weeks,
months and years go by your strength is gradually
exhausted; you have put your strength into dollars?
What nave you done with these dollars? Have
you spent them as fast as you earned them? If you
nave, you arc poor indeed; but if you haye spent only
a patt of the d??l?rs and kept some of them, you have "
in these dollars stored up energy and strength to
provide for you in your old age.
How much better still is your position if you have
put these saved dollars to work for you !
A good way to do this is to deposit them in some
good, strong bank?
The Westminster Sank,
Westminster, Si O?,
is a good place to put these dollars.
President. Cashier.
J. M. NORRIS, Assistant Cashier.
Successful Protracted Meeting-Vis
Itera-Dentil of nu Infant.
Little River, Oct. 29.-Special:
The sound of tho huntsman's horn is
very common in this Beetloo at this
Cotton picking, gathering corn,
digging potatoes, etc., are now in
progress and some few are sowing
small grain.
Rev. Wade Lewis conducted a pro
tracted meeting at Whltmire the
past week. The meeting was a suc
cess from beginning to finish. While
there were only three additions to
the church, it was greatly revived
and much and lasting good was ac
complished. The young minister
made many warm and lasting
friends, who would like to have him
preach on the Walhalla charge next
Mr. and Mrs. Ceo. A. Harrison, of
'Walhalla, in company with ono of
Mrs. Harrison's brothers, Mr. Kiarie,
were up at their farm and mill last
Oliver Talley visited in tho Old
Plckons section last Saturday and
Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Rntrlcan, of
West Union, were circulating In this
section tho latter part of last week.
The many friends of Norman
Whitten, rural carrier on Route No.
1 from Salotpf will bo very sorry to
near that ho is quito sick at this
Mr. and Mrs. L. Q, Husk had the
misfortune to lose their infant babe
last Saturday. Very few knew the
little one had arrived whoa the sad
news 'of Us death was spread over
the community. Tho burial took
place at 12 o'clock noon, In the fam
ily cemeteTy, last Sunday, in the
presence of a goodly number of sor
rowing friends. The bereaved fam
ily have tho deepest sympathy of
many friends 'n their time of sorrow.
Six Rale.s on One A civ.
Spartanburg, Oct. 2(5.-J. w. Cald
well, of Moore, to-day stated that he
had raised five bales of cotton, each
weighing i?O pounds, on one acre.
Ile says he thinks there; is another
5(10 pounds In this Held not yet
picked. Thia I? one of the most re
markable yields reported this year.
First Week's Voting Evidences Lively
Tilt in Totdom.
Following is the result of the vote
up to Monday evening, October 28th,
for the most popular girl under ten
Contestant- No. Votes.
Lucile Todd .120
Funice White .280
Vivian Linier . 20
Tude Orr .120
Jessie Alexander . 20
Ruby Duncan . 20
Bertie Morton . 20
Francis Kaufmann . 30
Lila May Medlin . 20
Viola Chlldress .120
Amy I larkins .2f>0
May Goodson .170
Clare Sloan . 9 0
Crace Uamby. 30
Edna Butler .110
Guynoll Abbott .120
Ethel Dock Ins. 10
Im ra Orr . 20
.Thelma Rankin . 10
Eunice Beaty . 10
Louise Gilsirap .400
Moss & Ansel.
Walhalla, Oct. 29, 1912.
ii? Young Women Missionaries.
Baltimore. Oct. 29.-Thirty-six
young women from various parts of
the Culled States assembled on the
platform of the First M. IO. church
hero yesterday and accepted tba call
to foreign mission Holds. Sixteen
will go to China, twelve to Iii lia,
three to Japan and one each to Bur
ma, Malay Asia, Philippine Islands,
Mexico and South America.
Joy Riders 11 hie Mun They Killed.
Glenrock, N. J., Oct. 28.-An au
tomobile containing three men and
three women killed George Price, a
contractor, here Sunday night and
after thc men had thrown the body
Into weeds by the roadside they en
tered the car and hurried away. A
boy saw the accident and notified the
police, but the party had escaped.
J. W. Copeland, of Dayton, Ohio,
purchased a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy for his boy who had a
cold, and before the hoi tie was all
used the hoy's cold was gone. Is that
not better than to pay a five dollar
doctor's bill. Sold by al! dealers, adv.
PrlNoner Asked for Mercy, Hut Jury
Refused to Grant lt.
Greenville, Oct. 26.-In an effort
to save his life Thurston U. Vaughn,
former Superintendent of the South
Carolina Odd Kellows' Orphan Home,
lu this city, this morning bared the
lifo of shame which he had led while
in charge of that institution. Coolly
and disappointedly he told the twelve
men who were to pass upon his life
or death Hint he had forced live lit
tle parentless girls of tho homo to
submit to criminal relations with
him. As he spoke tears rushed into
the eyes of the judge, jurors, court
ol?lcinls, witnesses and the few spec
tators admitted by the Judge.
The foreman of the jury, a sub
stantial business man of the city,
wept aloud. The pitiful plea of the
defendant, however, availed him no
mercy. Tho jury had retired from
the court room four minutes, when
a knock on the door gave the signal
that they had agreed. The prompt
announcement was made by the fore
man that the verdict was, "Guilty
with no recommendation to mercy."
? This means that the defendant
must die in the electric chair in the
State penitentiary at Columbia.
lt ls doubtful if there was ever a
more sensational climax to a crimi
nal case on South Carolina. When
court convened this morning there
had been no intimation that the de
fendant would admit bis guilt.
Through bis attorneys be had fought
stubbornly and steadily to break
down the strong case which the State
was making through the testimony
of the little girls whose lives the
defendant had ruined. Immediately
after court convened, however, a con
sultation wau beta among thc coun
sel for both sides, and then lt was
that the agreement was reached that
Vaughn would confess and ask for
the mercy of the court. The attor
neys for the State agreeing to make
no argument, the defendant was call
ed to the stand.
"I have acted devilishly-I have
acted shamefully," declared the de
fendant in beginning his statement.
Then be admitted that he had not
only had criminar relations with the
three girls for which he was being
tried, but s with two others besides.^
Ho'admitted his weakness and de-,
dared that ho was crushed by the
life which he had led. He said that
where he had thought he was' strong
est the devil had tempted bim, and
he had fallen.
Ho pleaded eloquently at times
with the jury to spare his life. Judge
Purdy made a very brief charge, af
ter which the jury retired, returning
four minutes later with thc verdict,
which was heard by Vaughn calmly.
A motion was made for a new trial,
which was refused. Judge Purdy
sentenced Vaughn to die in the elec
tric chair on December 20th. Imme
diately after the sentence Vaughn
was carried to the Stale penitentiary.
Kor several years Vaughn wns as
sistant superintendent of the Sunday
school of the First Baptist church of
Greenville and was well thought of.
He was also a ministerial student.
It is reported that he has considera
ble property in and around the city
of Greenville.
Lawyers Have Fight.
Tho sensational feature of the
Vaughn trial Friday was a fisticuff
between two lawyers, J. J. McSwain,
of tho prosecution, having attacked
B. K. Martin, of the defense, for a
certain reference impugning his hon
esty of motive concerning the bring
ing out of evidence.
After tho first blow a general me
lee followed, and for a time it seem
ed a riot was imminent.A few words
from Judge Purdy, however, quelled
the disturbance. Mr. Martin was
badly scarred about the face as a re
sult of the blows from Mr. McSwain.
The fight immediately followed the
cross-examination of one of the three
little girls whom, it is charged,
Vaughn bad criminally mistreated
while superintendent ol' the Odd Kel
lows' Orphan Home.
Greenville Friends Place Him in Gen
eral Flection for Sheriff.
Greenville, Oct. 28-Following the
arrest last night of Police Inspector
Jeff D. Gilreath, hoad of tho local
police force, Policeman Phillips and
Constable Reuben Gosnoll, charged
with having liberated T. U. Vaughn
from jail last June, friends ol' CS 11
roath this morning placed bim in the
race for sheriff in the general elec
tion, to be held next Tuesday, against
Sheriff-elect Hector, who made the
Partisan feeling runs high in this
city. Gilreath was sheriff for eight
years and was defeated last month by
Hector for the primary nomination.
Won't, Fnter Race.
Greenville. Oct. 28. Sheriff-elect
Hector this afternoon issued a state
ment declaring that the arrests of
Gilreath, Phillips' and Gosnoll were
made under orders from the Gover
Gilreath declined to allow his
friends to enter him as a candidate
for sheriff against Hector.
WE WANT to buy one-half million
Dogwood and Persimmon Shuttle
Hlocks, from 12 ^ to 23 inches In
length. Prices rango from $200.00
per thousand downward. Seo D. L.
Norris, Manager, Tho Southern Shut
lie & Bobbin Co., Westminster, s. c.
Causes ' Arrest of Ex-Sheriff, Bx
J aller and H Magistrate's ('unstable.
, (Greenville News, 28th.)
Upon an alleged statement of the
self-confessed rapist, Thurston U.
Vaughn, and at the instigation of
Governor Cole L. Blease, Ex-Sheriff
Jeff D. Gilreath, inspector of police;
Ex-Jailer A. A. Phillips, of the city
police, and Reuben Gosnell, a magis
trate's constable, were arrested last
hight on warrants charging them
with assisting Vaughn to escape from
the county Jail last June.
,The three men were taken through
tho streets of Greenville to the jail,
Where they were incarcerated for an
hour or more. Five substantial bus
iness men, commanding more than a
million dollars cash, later niBhed to
the . Jail from their respective
churches, together with hundreds of
other citizens who crowded about the
prison, and clamored as to who
should be the first to sign bonds' of
onO thousand dollars for each of the
parties. Feeling was intense and ex
citement ran higher than lt had at
any time during the past few days of
sensational happenings in Greenville.
Rumor spread like wildfire on the
Btrfi?t8 about noon that arrests were
to^be made In connection with the
escape of Vaughn from Greenville
Jaf| some months ago. Warrants
wef? drawn up late in the afternoon,
and Just before night were signed hy
Magistrado Samuel Stradley and
placed in the hands of Sheriff-elect
Hendrix Rector for service. The dep
uty sot out to apprehend his men,
andy first loqated Policeman Phillips
at Greene avenue and Pendleton
street as the officer was going from
hisi home to the police station. Ho
wa| arrested and conveyed to the
jail and looked In a cell. Rector
th?n set about to locate Mr. Gilreath,
r, liding him near the Grand Opera
House. Both got in a hack and
started toward the jail. As the two
caine through Mali? st'i.et a tremend
ous throng gathered and raced be
hind! the vehicle, shouting and mak
ing the night ring with their cries.
Mr\ Gilreath was placed in a cell
with' the common prisoners, after
whldh the deputy set about to find
hlHilhird man.
vp ?ti' vhe meantime nows of tho ar
rests spread through several of the
churches of Greenville, and many of
the most, prominent men of tho city
left their pews and rushed for the
jail. They Insisted on Magistrate
Stradley being sent for so that he
co\ild take bond for the prisoners. A
messenger went to church after the
magistrate and brought him to the
prison. By the time he arrived the
deputy had returned with Reuben
Gosnell, his third prisoner. Bonds
were drawn up and signed by Avery
Patton, Henry P. McGee, J. M. Geer,
Alester G. Furman and C. 0. Allen.
The prisoners wc: released and left
the jail at once, while the crowd that
jammed the street in front of the
prison dispersed. Some believe that
political animosity of years stand
ing, fanned into flame again by the
Incidents of tho past few days, ls at
the bottom of the trouble, while oth
ers who claim lo bo on the Inside
declare that there is no truth in the
East night at the county jail, in
the presence of the prisoners and a
score or more of prominent citizens
of the city, Sheriff J. Perry Poole
gave out a statement in regard to
the alleged confession of Vaughn.
He stated that as he, Deputy Sheriff
Hunslnger, Sheriff-elect Rector and
J. B. Watson were carrying Vaughn
from the court house to the train
late Saturday afternoon for the pur
pose of taking him to Columbia the
prisoner made an open confession as
to how he escaped from the jail last
June. Sheriff Poole said:
"We were going along Hudson
street when Vaughn made his con
fession. He said that his brother
gave Jailer Phillips $10 to transfer
T. IT. Vaughn from the main cells to
a Cell used for women, which has a
barred window opening on the jail
yard. ' The night before ho escaped,
Vaughn said, Reuben Gosnell came
to the jail window for the purpose of
sawing the bars, but that conditions
were unfavorable for the Job, and he
went away. The following night, he
said, Mr. Gilreath came to tho win
dow and did the actual sawing of the
bars, handing the saw through the
window to tho prisoner just before
the last har was severed. Vaughn
further said that he would sit In the
electric chair itself and make the
same confession as to who helped
him escape."
Tho confession made by Vaugh i
must have reached the ears of Gov
ernor Blease, for the officers stated
last night that the Chief Executive
telephoned hero yesterday and or
dered tho warrants sworn out at
once and served, lt was repeatedly
stated at the jail last night by the
arr? sting officers, the prosecutor and
others Interested in the case that
Governor Blease had ordered tho ar
rests to be made that day.
The three warrants were sworn
out by Dr, W. L. Mauldln, and each
one charges the respective defend
ants with "aiding a prisoner to es
cape." The specific charges In the
warrants against Gosnell and Phil
lips are that they "did aid and as
sist one T. U. Vaughn, charged with
rape, to escape from the Greenville
county jail, wherein the said T, lT.
Vaughn was then confined." Thc
warrant against Mr. Oil roath charges
! that tho defendant "did convey Into
I tho Greenville county Jail tools
KSnd Cami? lu Atlanta Yesterday Af
ter Long Illness.
Mrs. Louisa W. (Dendy) Novillo,
widow of the lato Capt. Wm. J. Ne
ville, passed away yesterday (Tues
day, October 29th,) in Atlanta, Ga.,
after a long illness. Mrs. Neville
had been in falling health for the
past six years, she having spent thc
last three years In a hospital in At
lanta, where every attention was
given her by skilled nurses and rela
tives In that city. She was totally
helpless, having suffered a stroke of
paralysis of the lower limbs.
M,ns. Nevillo is survived by one
brother and two sisters-Capt. S. K.
Dendy, of Walhnlla, and Mrs. E. P.
Hughs and Mrs. E. It. Strlbling, of
Richland.* She was'In her 71st year,
having been born in 1841. She was
a life-long member of the Richland
Presbyterian church, having held ber
membership there from childhood up
to the time of her death. Funeral
services will be held at the Richland
church to-day (Wednesday*) at 3
o'clock, tho interment to be in the
cemetery of that church.
Mrs. Neville was a splendid wo
man, a thorough Christian, and her
life was a benediction to a wide cir
cle of relatives and friends. Her long
life was'spent as a consistent church
member and devout Christian.
To thc bereaved ones ls extended
the deep sympathy of a host of
Murdered on Eve of Elopement.
Chicago, Oct. 29.-The romance of
. an elopement wns blighted by a bru
: tal murder here to-day when M?SB
I Sophia G. Singer, a beautiful Baltl
I more girl, was found dead. Several
I hundred dollars in money and jew
? elry, brought from her Maryland
I home to grace her wedding to-mor
j row to William R. Worthen, was
missing. Robbery lias been accept
ed as the motive for the crime.
Miss Singer had been bound and
gagged and struck with a "billy."
Two vaudeville performers, Charles
D. Conway, a high diver,- whose leg
had been amputated to the knee, arid
his wife, who also is known as Beat
rice Riall, arid May Monte aro being
According to Worthen's story, Miss
Singer was an acquaintance of Mrs.
Conway. Worthen said it was
through Mrs. Conway's invitation
that he and his sweetheart, who were
to be married to-morrow, visited the
hotel. The four only yesterday
moved into the rooms whore the
murder was committed.
Will Evatt .lumped High Fence and
Veritably "Split the Wind."
There was a great chase yesterday
evening about 6 o'clock, beginning
nt the county jail and ending at a
wire fence at Hill's pasture, on tho
north side of town.
As Deputy Hugh Holleman releas
ed several prisoners from the corri
dor to the jail back yard to do the
jail chores Will Evatt, a wiry coon,
awaiting trial for stealing a mule
from the county poor farm, scaled
into the adjoining yard, and "hit the
ground a-runnlng," so to speak. An
other negro, who was about the jail,
gave chase, and was doing a stunt or
two that would have given bim hon
ors in a relay race, gaining on his
man steadily, but tho lead was too
great. The wily mule thief bad a
good lead, was headed for the woods
and dusk was settling. Arriving at
Hill's pasture the pursuing negro
struck Hie wire fence, hidden in the
shadows, and was thrown hack in a
heap. When he gathered himself up
the fleeing negro had gained the
woods and he gave up the chase.
Bloodhounds were secured from
the poor farm as soon as possible,
but for some reason they were una
ble to strike a trail at any point.
Evatt is still at large, but will
doubtless be caught and returned to
the jail. The negro who endeavored
to capture tho escaping prisoner, is
a trusty and was sent up for a minor
adapted or useful to aid a prisoner
to make his escape, with Intent to fa
cilitate the escape of a prisoner con
lined, ono T. (j. Vaughn, charged
with rape, and did aid and assist said
prisoner to escapo from said jail."
Thc witnesses in each case are J,
Perry Poole, Hendrix Rctor, John
S. Hunslnger and T. U * ?ugen.
Preliminary Wednesday Afternoon.
(Creen vii le News, 29 th.)
The preliminary hearing of the
case against Messrs. (Ulreath, Phil
lips and Gosnell, accused of aiding
Vaughn to break jail, will be held
Indore Magistrate Samuel S trad ley
Wednesday afternoon at ? o'clock.
The defendants demanded this pre
liminary, and tho three cases will be
heard on the same afternoon. Attor
ney O. K. Mnuldin is chief counsel
for tho prosecution, while the defend
ants have not yet. announced who
will represent them. Several law
firms of the city and Individual law
yers as well have offered their
services to the defendants. It ls un
derstood, though not authoritatively
announced, that Haynsworth and
Haynsworth will bo chief counsel for
the defense in all throe cases. Tho
setting of the dato for tho prelimi
nary was tho principal development
in thc sensational case yesterday.
says Thoro is Danncr to Preservation
of (ho Pnrty.
Trenton, Oet. 25.-Senator H. R.
Tillman to-day Issued the following
open letter to Democrnts of South
"As South Carolina's representa
tive on the National Democratic Com
mittee, I feel lt my duty to Issue a
warning to the people of the State.
The Democratic party redoomed tho
State from radical and negro rulo,
and it has hoon in full possession of
all branches of the State government
since 187 6. lt haB had two Sena
tors and thc full delegation in tho
House of Representatives since tho
new constitution went Into effect. Wo
have ha.d holiest government, and In
I th? main good government, and no
good citizen haB any right to com
"The new constitution, adopted in
189,r>, Insures white supremacy,
which every sensible man recognizes
as necessary for a continuance of
good government; for just so sure
ns the sun I'?BCB and set? ovory day
the mixing of the negro In our poli
tics again will bring demoralization
and Inaugurate an era of extrava
gance, wasto and dishonesty in gov
ernmental affairs. As long as tho
white men stand shoulder to shoulder
with unbroken ranks there ls no
opening or opportunity for tho ne
gro voters to get a finger In the pub
lic pie. But all experience teaches
that where the negroes are activo in
politics corruption, venality and rot
tenness abound.
"ls it possible to have a docent
white Republican party in South
Carolina? Are there enough honest
and honorable white Republicans to
be trusted with any political powor
at all? My exporlence and observa
tion teaches me to say emphatically,
'No.* Why, then, should tho white
people of tho State divido Into hos
tile ranks unless those who aro re
sponsible for the division desire cor
rupt politics and rottenness la of
The Senator then urges all Demo
crats to support tho Democratic Pres
idential electors, and closes as fob
lows; . .
"As between Roosevelt and WU?.
W??S^ W<*?donRal oill.ee, thc
ell ff oren co is HO great and tho con
trast so nmch to Wilson's advant
age I cannot understand why any
good citizen of South Carolina should
hesitate. Roosevelt gave us Crum;
he ls only trying to deceive the peo
ple now because of his greed for
power. He is utterly unscrupulous
in his ambitious designs and doea
not hesitate at anything. If bc mala n
any inroads on our Democratic party
in the State lt will indicate that wc
have among us men who aro both
lacking in patriotism and honesty,
for money never inlluences a pa
triot. Roosevelt backers and own
ers aro furnishing him with all he
needs to corrupt our national poli
tics. H. R. Tillman."
Teni' Down Fence to Get Good View
of Negroes' Execution.
Cumming, (?a., Oct. 2G.-Amid the
cheers of thousands of spectators
gathered about a hollow square, 200
yards from the gallows, Oscar Dan
iels and Finest Knox, negroes, paid
the death penalty here for assaulting
and causing tho death of a youn
white woman near Cummings, In
Forsyth county, September 8th, loss
than seven weeks ago. They were
convicted three weeks ago yesterday.
The double trap was sprung by
Sheriff W. U. Reid at 11.19 o'clock,
and twenty minutes later the two
bodies were cut down and placed In
a single pine box to be burled by the
county as criminal paupers this af
ternoon. They could not be accord
ed a funeral by members of their
own race, as there are practically no
negroes left in Forsyth county, and
the few remaining are afraid to ven
ture out on such a mission.
Neither negro had a word to say
while on tho scaffold. They went
stolidly to their death, apparently
unmoved by the fate that awaited
them. Before they were placed on
the gallows, however, both made a
brief statement. Daniels insisted
he was not guilty, hut Knox con
Sheriff Reid sprung the trap, but.
deputies assisted him In blindfold
ing and tying the negroes and ad
justing the death caps.
The town of Cumming was under
martial law to-day for the third time
within ?ix weeks -first, about the
time of the.crime; later, at the trial,
and now for the executions. The
presence of soldiers in this lRtle
mountain town has become rather
Gallows Fence Burned.
Efforts of county officials to have
the hangings conducted privately, as
required by law, were futile. Be
cause of tho smallness of tho jail,
which would not permit tho erection
of a gallows within the structure, a
wooden scaffold was constructed in
a field a half mlle from the court
house. This was surrounded by a
fence fifteen feet high, forming an
enclosure about thirty feet square.
About midnight a mob went to
'he scene of tho scaffold, toro down
the high fence and mado a monster
bonfire of tho lumber and timbers.
This morning only a heap of charred
embers was left cf what hau P ^n
the fence. Tho scaffold was not i J

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