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Now Scries No. ?*K1<>.-Vol moo LXIV.-No. 1?.
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Better Shoes
for Your Money
You know that price doesn't always determine the quality
of an article; it matters not what you buy.
The best evidence is the number of satisfied customers and
the 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" Shoe 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.
Somo of Our Popular Sellers:
Tho "Patriot"-"A fine shoo for men."
The "Pilgrim"--"The business man's shoe."
"Stronger-Than-The-Law" -"Tho strongest and longest
wearing work shoes."
Tho "Soft & Good"--"A work shoo true to name."
Tho "Our Family"-"For every member of tho family."
"Tess and Ted"-School shoes for girls and boys. Look bet
ter, flt botter-wear longer.
Try a pair.
Walhalla, S. C.
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 sfent them as fast as you earned them? If you
nave, you arc poor indeed; but if you have spent only
a part of the dollars ?nd kept some of them, you have
in th?se 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 Bank,
VV estminster, S- O.,
is a good place to put these dollars.
President. Cashier.
J. M. NORRIS. Assistant Cashier.
Liabilities Exceed a Million.
Boston, Nov. 8.-Receivers were
appointed yesterday for the depart
ment store controlled by William S.
Butler ?? Co., the Gilchrist Co. and
Everybody's Store Cd. It ls estimat
ed that the liabilities of the three
concerns amounted to more than a
million dollars. Wm. S. Butler, trea
surer of the three companies, com
mitted suicide by shooting last night.
Don't waste your money buying
strengthening plasters. Chamber
lain's Liniment is cheaper and bet
ter. Dampen a piece of flannel with
it. and bind it over thc affected parts
and it will relieve tho pain and sore
ness. For sale by all dealers, adv.
Laymen's Committee to Meet.
The committee of tho Laymen's
Movement Is requested to meet In
('niter's Hall, at Westminster, Sun
day, November 17th, at 2 o'clock to
arrange a program and to attend to
any other business that may como be
fore tho committee. We want all the
committee to he present, and all other
Christians aro invited to meet with
us. John B. Harris,
Chairman of Committee.
Schrank Pleads Guilty.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 12.-John
Schwank to-day pleaded guilty to
shooting Col. Roosevelt. Tho court
decided to appoint a commission to
Investigate his sanity.
Adds Healthful OualltlestoflicRtpd
Prof. Prescott, of the University of
Michigan, testified before the Pure
Food Committee of Congress, that the
acid of grapes held highest rank as an
article of food and he regarded the re
sults from baking with cream of tartar
baking powder as favorable to health.
Royal is the only Baking Powder made
, from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar.
Number of Gases Disposed of Since
Wednesday of Last Week.
As we went to press last week the
trial of lilley Moore was being en
tered. The trial lasted all day Wed
nesday and part of Thursday, and
was attended with Interest through
out. The jury returned a verdict of
not guilty, and the defendant was
dismissed. Moore is about GO years
of age. His wife, a paralytic, was
one of the main witnesses for tho
defense. She was carried into the
court room by three men. She is
also blind.
Other cases as they wore disposed
of are as follows:
The State vs. W. N. Turner, Mrs.
W. N. Turner and Jolly Turner-vio
lation of dispensary law. Continued.
The State vs. Jacob Rothell, Earle
Long and Ab Long-forgery. Con
tinued by consent.
The State vs. Claude Boleman,
Walter Woods and Fred Woods
disposing of property under attach
ment. Tried in absence and found
guilty. Sealed sentence left.
(At this stage In the proceedings
of the Court tho grand jury entered
with iheir final presentment for the
year, which was read In open court
and the gentlemen dismissed. This
presentment ls appended below.)
The State vs. Frank Blakely-bas
tardy. Not guilty.
The State vs. Robert Norris and
Catherine Hancock-adultery and
fornication. Pleaded guilty. Each
sentenced to serve six months in the
State penitentiary or a like period on
the public works of Oconeo at hard
The State vs. Joo Childs-viola
tion of dispensary law. Continued
by Stale.
Tho State vs. Oliver J. Jones-ob
taining goods under false pretenses.
Not guilty.
The State vs. J. H. Johnson-dis
posing of property under mortgage.
Not guilty.
The State vs. Wade Oglesby-as
sault and battery with intent to kill.
Pleaded guilty to assault and bat
tery of a high and aggravated nature.
Sentenced to servo three months Jn
State penitentiary or like period on
public works of Oconeo at hard la
bor, or pay Ano of $50. ." Fine. paid. ^
in four cases for violation of dis
pensary law the defendants-Law
rence McGuflln, Andy Tow, John
Moorehcad and Jesse Fincher-all
pleaded guilty. In each case tho sen
tence was fixed at six months in the
State penitentiary or like period on
the public works of county at hard
labor, or the payment of a fine of
$250. Each of the four defendants
paid $50 and the balance of sentence
was suspended during good behavior.
Tho State vs. T. F. Karney-sell
ing property under lien. Remanded
to Magistrate's Court for trial.
Appeal case Town ol' Salem vs.
C. M. Fincher. Sentence of Intend
ant reversed and case ordered dis
The State vs. Leland Cox-assault
and battery with Intent to kill. Ap
peal case. Defendant not having per
fected appeal, he was given 30 days
in which to do so, and in event of
failure to perfect appeal by that
time, defendant ordered apprehended
and to begin serving sentence.
The State vs. Dock Moore-seduc
tion. Appeal case. Defendant hav
ing failed to perfect appeal, same or
dered dismissed and defendant or
dered apprehended and to begin
serving sentence.
The State vs. A. M. Gllstrap et al.
-resisting officer lu discharge of
duty. Appeal case. Appeal dismiss
ed and defendants ordered appre
hended and to begin serving sen
te u ce.
With the hearing of those appeal
case, tho work of the criminal
branch of Court was conch,ried for
this term and the first week jurors
not engaged were dismissed.
Hold-Over Grand Jurors.
The following gentlemen from the
present grand jury will hold over for
service on the 1013 grand jury:
Burns, C. R. I). Singleton. K. B.
Burns, T. C. Smith, A. T.
Shirley, Frank ll. Spencer, J, K.
Tile (Jrand Jury's Present mont.
State of South Carolina, County of
Oconeo-(Court of General Sessions)
?-Final. Presentment of tho Grand
lion. James W. Devore, Presiding
J u d ge :
We have passed upon all hills that
have been handed us by the Circuit
Solicitor at this term of Court.
We have made an examination, by
committees from our body, of all tho
public affairs of the county.
We lind Ibo poor farm well kept
and the present crops very promising,
'l here has boen, within the last year,
a very substantial stockade for pris
oners erected out of concrete mute
rial, also a now barn. Wo examined
the houses and talked with tho in
mates. They aro all well housed and
the inmates well cared for by the
steward. We would recommend, as
there is an abundant water supply on
the premises, that water closets for
both sexes of tho white and colored
races be erected for tho accommoda
tion of the old and decrepit persons
now and likely to bo alway, at the
county home. Wo would further
recommend that one of the houses be
equipped as a hospital so that the
sick can he removed to it and receive
necessary nursing and attention. We
would also recommend for tho in
coming County Commissioners to in
augurate a separate system of book
keeping, for tho poor farm so it can
always?be ascertained exactly what
is mad? and cx))onded upon t li is in
' We'Have' visited the county jail in
a bodyTufind find the large tank in the
garretS? bo In a worthless condition
and th$t; the leakage is injuring the
plastering In the sleeping rooms and
halls to the serious damage of the
building. We recommend that this
tank #0 removed from the building,
and tMat a galvanized steel tank of
sufficient capacity and tower he erect
ed onVthe outside of the building;
that fcj$e plumbing be carefully over
hauled^ and that the steel cells be
repair^ and repainted, and that the
windows of this part of the building
be putUn a comfort, hie condition.
We jhave examined and witnessed
the annual settlement made by tho
countyLOfficcrs with tho Comptroller
General at the close of the fiscal year,
and taite pleasure In saying that this
was unmost admirable and satisfac
tory report for the county.
We fihd the records In all tho coun
ty oiliceu well kept. We would rec
ommend that tho necessary metal
furniture to proprely preserve and
proteevthe records In the office of
the Cl?yk of Court be purchased and
installed, ' and also that the
same be done for the hooks and doc
uments in the office of Judge of Pro
bate. jWe have found many of the
old reCords in this last office not In
We ^believe the law appoint
ing RUral Policemen to he a good
law, biRto make the law more effect
ive rej$t>mmend that the law bo so
amended as to empower the Sheriff
of thej/'-c?unty to appoint and re
move apy of said rural,policemen at
We find the public highways to be
In an: ; unsatisfactory condition for
lack of sufficient money appropriated
"or that .purpose. We would recom
mend that the law be so amended as
to require two dollars commutation
tax or ?three days work on tho roads,
and that a special levy of one nilli bc
made on property as a general road
fund for the county. Also, that there
bo a graduated annual license tax
on automobiles, based upon the
horse-pjiwer of tho machines, and
that this fund also go to the general
road fvipd.
\yfi' .>n.Id furthor recommend that
such restrictions be enactorf' by the
Legislature as will preserve the pur
ity and honesty of the ballot, In the
laws regulating primary elections In
this State.
We beg to thank Mis Honor, the
Solicitor and tho other officers of the
Court for the courtesies extended us,
and would now respectfully ask to
he excused from further attendance
upon the court.
Rot-peet fully submitted,
C. R. D. Binns, Foreman.
November 7, 3 0 1 li.
In the Common Pleas Court.
Only one jury case has been dis
posed ol' to far from the civil docket.
This was the case o'" Holden, plaintiff,
vs. Cantrell, defendant, a suit over
disputed land titles that has been in
the Courts for several years. Tho
land in dispute is a tract of about 18
acres. At the termination of the
case yesterday evening tho jury found
for tho plaintiff, Mrs. Holden. This
was the third jury verdict In the
case, which was twice before tried
with similar termination, each time
an appeal having been taken to the
Supremo Court.
Danger Great at Constantinople-No
.Sn o i ta ry Arrangements.
Constantinople, Nov. 10.-Tho oift
break of cholera Is assuming serious
proportions. Twenty-three cases had
occurred among the troops along the
Tchntalja lines up to Wednesday.
There are many more suspected cases
among the wounded. A trainload of
wounded has just reached here, eight
of the soldiers having died on the
way, presumably from cholera.
The disease is getting a firmer
hold on account of the massing of
troops, tho lack ol' proper food and
the complete absence of sanitary ar
rangements. Tho danger to Constan
tinople is great on account of the in
flux of refugees. Already several
suspected cases among tho latter
have been reported. Tho authorities
are preparing a special quarantine
hospital with 100 beds at Sirkoji.
Jesse Kimmi Dead, Ad Ki mi rd and
G. W. Stevenson Injured,
Barnwell, Nov. 10.--As the result
of a shooting affair at Kline, Barn
well county, last night Jesse Kinard
ls dead, his brother, Ad Kinard, suf
fers a broken arm from a wound, and
G. W. Stevenson has been shot in
the lung and may die. Tom ArledgC,
charged with shooting tho three men,
has been arrested and ls now in the
Barnwell Jail. Conflicting stories are
heard regarding the affair. Ar ledge
claims self-defense. IP ' a chain
gang guard who lives near Barnwell
and had gone to Kline with his
wi l o yesterday.
The shooting occurred at the home
of G. W. Stevenson, about two miles
from Kline.
Three boys wore Instantly killed,
another fatally Injured and at leant
two others were seriously hurt, when
a large gasoline tank on which they
wore sitting exploded at Detroit.
Michigan, last Thursday.
.12 Seriously Injured, 50 Others Hurd
When Train ls Hemollnhed. t
New Orleans, Nov. ll,-A disas- 1
trous wreck In which fourteen or ^
more people were killed, 4 2 seriously ^
injured and ahout 50 slightly hurt, <.
occurred on the Yazoo and Mississipi>i ^
Valley railroad near Montz, La., 2 7
miles north of this city, at midnight,
when a through freight crashed into 1
the rear end of an excursion train of
ten coaches. Five of the coaches of 1
tl e excursion train were burned and
many of the bodies of tho victims are
believed to have been cremated.
Most of the injured aro white. t
An official statement issued by the 1
railroad company places the blame 5
for the disaster on a brakeman named <
Cunningham, who ls charged with i
failuro to obey orders and signal the
freight train.
The excursion train was drawn by
two engines. On approaching Montz
one engine broke down and the en
gineer signalled to tho brakeman to
go back and signal the freight train,
which was running twenty-live min
utes behind the excursion. This or
der, lt ls declared, the brakeman
failed to comply with, and tho freight
tore into the rear of tho crowded
passenger train at a speed of about
thirty miles an hour.
Of the thirteen bodies recovered
from the wreck up to 9 o'clock this
morning, nine were negroes and four
white persons. Another body, that
of an unidentified white child, mak
ing the fourteenth, was taken from
the wreckage later.
One of Uncle Sam's Burdons Requires
There are now on the government's
pension roll 538,000 soldiers and sai
lors, 321,932 dependents and wid
ows, and 362 army nurses, accord
ing to the annual report of tho pen
sion bureau, made public last Friday.
These include 497,263 survivors
of the Civil War and 238 widows of
the War of 1812. To provide for
all of them this year $151,558,141
has been appropriated, a decrease of
$3,276,090 from hist year, j
From the foundation of ?ho gov
ernment to June tfOth last, tm WllF
ted States paid $4,383,368,164 in
pensions to soldiers, sailors and ma
rines, their widows, minor children
and dependent relatives on account
of the military and naval service In
tho varions wars and in regular ser
Triplo Alliance Opposes Camp Com- !
pased ol' Franco, Britain, Russia. I
London, Nov. 12.--Tho end of the
; Dalkan war seems to he reasonably
'near, after a month of hard fighting.
The latest developments brought
about by tile surrender of tho great
fortress of Salonika, with its garri
son of 25,000 men, leaves only three
centers, Scutari, Monnstlr and Janina,
i in the western field ol* operation, In
the hands of the Turks, while in the
eastern zone two of the forts guard
ing Adrlanople have fallen into the
'hands of the Bulgarian besiegers, and
another Bulgarian army is actually
behind the eastern ead of the Toha
talja lines outside Constantinople.
Split Among Powers,
A greater danger than the Balkan
war, however, now threatens Europe.
The powers forming the triple alli
ance (Germany, Austria-Hungary and
Italy) and those composing the triple
entente (France, Great Britain and
Russia) are divided into two distinct
camps as to the policy to be followed
when peace between Turkey and the
Balkan allies have been brought
Ignoring the threat of Austria
Hungary that she will hot tolerate
Servian occupation of Albania, or of
a port on the Adriatic sea, King Pe
ter's armies continue their advances
through country which they have
been practically ordered to keep out
of. They are also making their way to
the Adriatic coast, which can have
only one object in view, the seizure
ol' one or more ports.
Austria-Hungary is known to have
the support of Germany and Italy in
the stand she has taken. The atti
tude of the powers composing the
triple entente is not yet so (dear.
Russian popular feeling, however,
will force the government to tako the
part of the Slavic States, and when
Russia does so she can count on the
support ol' France and Great Britain.
This is not because they cari; whe
ther Servia gets all she wants, but
because, If they want Russia's help
when they are in trouble, they must
support her in her day of trial.
The diplomats of the six great pow
ers are keeping in the closest touch
in the hope of preventing the situa
tion from growing worse.
Nine Rilled in Collision.
Carterville, Ga., Nov. X.- Nine
men were killed and 15 others in
jured in a head-on collision between
A Louisville and Nashville railway
freight train and a work train al
"."?merson, near here, Into this after
noon. A. B, Baker and B. Blanken
ship, foreman and assistant foreman
of the work crew, were among the
dead. The others were negroes.
If you want people to sit up and
take notice, simply make a noiso Uko
! a hundred-dollar bill.
At 10.30 this morning, after local
lealers had received tho Now York
otton market, we obtained tho fol
owing quotations for local spots:
.Valhalla-(C. W. Pitchford) .. 1 2 %
Vest Union-(Novillo Bros.) ... 12%
5encca- (G. W. Gignllliat)_12%
Vestminstcr-(J. G. Broa/.eale).13
Falkau Situation May Affect Cotton.
Crop Report Wednesday.
Now Orleans, Nov. ll.-Tho cot
on market this week ls likely to bo
nfluenced from several directions,
statistics will be closely watched be
cause the oxport movement of Ameri
can cotton is now on a record-break
ing basis. Spinners' takings are al
most so, while the visible supply and
stocks held at large marketing cen
ters furnish arguments that boar on
tho course of prices in the long run.
Trade conditions will be the ob
ject of closest attention, for the bulls
claim to have laid their thus far very
successful campaign on the strength
of the prosperity of mills, and infor
mation bearing on the mill situation
will be eagerly received. In this re
spect tho Balkan situation ls of espe
cial interest. Any sudden declara
tion of peace or any development
that would point to such a thing,
would immediately be made uso of
jy tho long side, and probably with
lolling effect.
Wednesday ends another period in
he census reports of ginning. Any
forecast of a falling off in ginning
dint can bo taken seriously will put
ho market up, while, on tho other
mud, any predictions from well in
'onncd quarters that glnnings have
acen large will renew big crop talk.
The spot demands will bo carefully
gauged because tho bulls have been
claiming much for it. November is
usually an off month, and some bears
argue that the spot business will
slacken beforo long. Any signs of
such a thing will load to redoubled
?fforts on the part of "shorts" to re
nnin control of th? market.
Above everything, lt promises to
io a two-sided market this week.
Government''Report' Shows This i
Gi vat Vehr for Fanners.
Washington, Nov. 9.-A corn crop
3f 3,160,137,000 bushels, or 281,
121,000 bushels more than tho great
est crop of corn ever grown in any
sountry of the world, ts the feature
>f tho country's most remarkable ag
ricultural year in history, according
o tho November crop report ol' the
United States Department of Agricul
ture, Issued yesterday. The report
completed tho government's prelimi
nary estimates of tho nation's princi
pal farm crops. This great, crop Of
corn was worth November t to far
mers $1,850,776,000.
The enormous sum of $4,171,134,
000 represented the farm value, No
vember 1, of tho United Stales crop
of corn, hay, wheat, oats, potatoes,
flaxseed, rye and buckwheat. With
tho value of the growing cotton
crop and tho crops of tobacco, rico
and apples, the aggregate value ol'
these principal farm products will
amount well beyond $5,000,000,000.
Upon the preliminary estimates of
production and prices announced tu
tlay. the value of the crops figure
jut as follows:
Corn .$1,850,77 6,000
Hay . 85-1,6 15,000
Wheat . 603,639,000
Oats . 476.160,000
Potatoes. 188,501,000
Barley . 120,84 5,000
Flaxseed . 30.6?I3.000
Rye. 24,370,000
Buckwheat. 12,526,000
There was an increase In the total
value of each of these crops except
ing buckwheat, potatoes, barley and
rye. The Increase netted $515,057.
000 over the value of last year's
crops. Uncord crops of corn, pota
toes, flaxseed, fiats, barley, rye and
hay were harvested this year. The
government^ official estimates of tho
raine ol' tho various crops and its
Until estimates of total production
will bc announced in December.
The yield of corn per aero follows!
State- per Aero. Production.
Texas. 2 1.0 153,300,000
Oklahoma .... I 8.7 1 01,878,000
?eorgia .13.3 54,510,000
Kentucky .30.4 100,440,000
Tennessee ....26.0 86,632.000
Maha ma .17.2 53,66 1,000
Vtississippi ....18.3 56,840,000
\\ Carolina ...18.2 51,106,000
Arkansas. 20.4 52,103,000
/irginla. 24.0 47,520,000
J. Carolina . . . 17.0 34.278.000
.ouisiana .... 1 8.6 83,8 1 5,000
Ambassador Bryce Resigns.
Washington, Nov. 12.-Tho volun
ary retirement of Ambassador Bryce,
if Groat Britain, which is expected to
io formally announced to-morrow, lt
s believed, will mark the abandon
nent of any purpose on tho part of
ho United States to insure Ibo con
summation of general arbitration
reaty with Britain.
Successor to Bryce.
Slr Cecil Arthur Sprlng-Ric?, now
British minister to Stockholm, will
nicceed Mr. Bryce. Cecil Arthur
Sprlngs-Uloo was born In 1850, and
was created K. C. M. G. In 1906. Ho
lins served at Stockholm as minister
since Soptembor 1, 1908.

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