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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER. WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1011. New Sortes No. Oil.-Volume LX1 .I" 'I* 'h . ?* vl" 'Io 'I* ?I* "?* "I* "I* '*" 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" Shoo ls mado of the best tanned leather. No substitutes aro ever used. Each pair is mado over comfort-giving laBts, with Just enough style to mark their individuality. You can get them in any of tho pop ular leathers. Some of Our Popular Sellers: The "Patriot"-"A fine shoe for men." The "Pilgrim"-"The business man's shoe." "Stronger-Than-The-L>aw" -"Tho strongest and longest wearing work shoes." The "Soft & Good"-"A work shoo true to name." Tho "Our Family"-"For every member of the family." "Tess and Ted"-School shoes for girls and boys. Look bet ter, fit bettor-wear longer. Try a pair. "SJmJ^Ajm-gJiflE C. W. & J. E. BAUKNIGHT, Walhalla, S. C. ?tr IT PAYS TO BUY FOR. CASH. J& a|a ?J? ?J? ?J? P|? ?J? c-J? cj? ?J? . J* oj? ?].. ?J. ?J. Money is Power ! Labor is Power ! You work a week for $ \ 0.00, 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 are poor indeed; but if you have spent only a part of the dollars 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 I A good way to do this is to deposit them in some good, strong bank. The Westminster Bank, Westminster, is?. O.* is a good place to put these dollars. W. P. ANDERSON, P. P. SULLIVAN, President. Cashier. J. M. NORRIS, Assistant Cashier. HES Aiken Woman's Husband Suicides. New York, Dec. 6.-Major John C. Mallory, U. S. A., retired, jumped from the tenth floor of tho Hotel Manhattan to-day and was Instantly killed. He bad been suffering from melancholia, and was under the caro of a nurse. Ills wife ,who was a Miss Turnure, of Aiken, S. C., also was 111. Their homo was in Newport, H. I., and they bad been hero for tho last two weeks. Major Mallory was G9 years old, and a grad?ate of West Point in the class of 18153. He was born in Penn sylvania and was appointed to the military academy from Alabama. Since his retirement in 1891 he had lived much of the time in Paris. AbsoIutelyPure [From a series of elaborate chemical tests.] Comparative digestibility of food made with different baking powders. An equal quantity of bread (biscuit) was made with each of two kinds of baking powder-cream of tartar and alum-and submitted separately to tho action of the digestive fluid, each for the same length of time. The percentage of the food digested is shown as follows : Broad made with Royal Cream of Tartar Powder: I 09 Par Cent. Pigeitcd "jj Dread made with alum powder t j 67 Per Cent. Pigetted I Royal Baking Powder raised food ls shown to be of greatly superior digestibility and healthfulness. NEWS ITEMS FROM SENECA. Negro Burglars Cause Excitement Presbjterlans i)j Loso Pastor. Seneca, Dec. 10.-Special: Seneca had a ripple of excitement to-day over the escape of a prisoner and the attempt of another to got away. On Saturday last Chief of Police Sltton saw some suspicious-looking negro men at tho depot, and upon investi gation found that they had stolen goods from several merchants hero and had been offering them for sale to colored citizens. Tho men were put In the lock-up on suspicion, and early Sunday night they wero found to be trying to make thelr,escapo by trying to pry th? door open. A trial Monday morning found both guilty, with a line of $20 or thirty days. While at work on the streets to-day tho prisoners broke their shackles ?with a pick and after a spirited chase one was recaptured and tho other ls still at large. The recaptured pris oner confessed to tho stealing and told where other goods were to be found, which wero later recovered by the officers and returned to the merchants, lt Is thought that the escaped prisoner boarded train No. 30 Monday night, and efforts are bel .g made to recapture him In Greenville, the first Btop. The bazaar given by the ladles of the Presbyterian, church last Friday and Saturday was a pronounced suc cess, many attractive articles being on sale. It will be interesting news to show goers here to learn that the married ladles who have given so successfully several plays In tho past will prob ably appear before tho foot-lights again in the early spring. Initial stepB are in fact already taken, and it ls proposed to make the next per formance tho best ever! Several delightful social functions filled tho calendar hero last week. Wilkes Dendy was host to a large number of his friends last Friday evening. The entire lower floor was placed at tho disposal of the young company and a royal good time was enjoyed. Games were played, a contest and a delicious luncheon completing the delightful program offe ^d by tho popular young host. An Interesting meeting of the Once-a-Week Club was held -with Miss Mary Julia Reid last week. The meeting this week will be held with Mrs. W. J. Holloway. On last Friday evening the "Good Natured Dozen" met with Miss Lou ise Farmer and a charming meeting was the natural result. R. S. Vernor moved Into li is new homo here Monday. He and his good lady aro heartily welcomed by our people. Miss Reiner Farmer, of Anderson, lias been tho attractive guest ol' Miss Carrie Hunter the past week. M'i$;i Hertha Cashell and Miss San ders, of Anderson, are guests In the home of Mrs. P. M. Cary this week. On next Tuesday, lu tho school au ditorium, tile music club, composed of Mrs. Dendy's class, will hold a publie meeting. Music and recita tions will compose tho program. Toni Cherry is hero for a rest of a few weeks, having been confined to the infirmary for several days at Clemson. 'ien Lee Hamilton is also at home from Clemson on a sick furlough. Mrs. 1). K. Norris, of Greenville, is visiting Mrs. J. W. Stribling. There was no service at the Bap tist church last Sunday night as an nounced, it being the time for union service. Miss Manilo Blalock, of Westmin ster, spent Hie past week-end with Miss Sadie Parker. The pastor of the Presbyterian church, Rev. M. R. Kirkpatrick, an nounced last Sunday that there would be a congregational meeting next Sunday to dissolve the relations be tween tlie pastor and the congrega tion. CALIFORNIA S VOTE IS SPLIT. Roosevelt (Jets ll, Wilson 2-Roose velt's Plurality 174. Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 7.-Roose velt carried California by 174 votes, although he will have but eleven of tho State's Hi electoral votes. Tho other two will be cast for Wilson. Those figures aro final, will not be made official until tho returns from Los Angelos county have been for mally audited by tho Secretary of State. The Roosevelt plurality is based on the totals of tho two electo ral candidates receiving the highest vote. They were A. J. Wallace, Re publican, 28:1,010; Thomas Griffin, Democrat, 283,436. Griffin ran 785 votes ahead of R. F. Delvalle, tho other Democratic elector, who In turn was but three votes behind Ralph Bull, the olevonth successful Republican. Tho high man of the two defeated Republicans ran 57 votos behind Delvalle. Aged Father Kills Son. Dalton, Ga., Dec. 0.-Despite tho efforts of lils daughter to secure pos session of the shotgun, A. R. Davis, aged 75, shot and instantly killed his son, Hewlett Davis, noar here to day. Since separhting from his wife two months ago, Davis is said to have ordered his son to stay away from the father's residence The killing resulted when Hewlett Davis entered tho homo to-day. Davis ls a Confederate veteran. Ho is under arrest charged with murdor. THE SIXTH GIN NEUS' REPORT. Statement issued Monday Shows 11, 844,432 Hides to December 1. Washington, Dec. 9.-The sixth cotton ginning reprit of the census bureau for tho season, issued at 10 o'clock Monday morning, announced that 11,844,432 bales of cotton, counting round as half bales, of the growth of 1912 had been ginned prior to Sunday, December 1; to which dato during the past seven years the ginning averaged 82.2 per cent of the entire crop. Last year, to December 1, there had been ginned 12,816,807 bales, or 82.4 per cent of the entire crop; in 1908 to that date, 11,008,661 bales, or 84.1 per cent, and in 1906 to that date 10,027,868 bales, or 77.2 per cent. included in the ginnings were 72, 927 round bales, compared with 87, 996 bales last year, 101,718 bales in 1910, 154,393 bales In 1909 and 201,480 bales in 1908. The number of sea Island cotton bales included were 51,275, compar ed with 87,650 bales last year, 77, 591 bales in 1909. and 68,396 bales in 1908. Ginnings prior to December 1, by States, Mth comparisons for last year and other big crop years, and the percentage of tho ?intire crop ginned prior to that dato in those years, follow: States-Year. Ginnings. Per Ct. Alabama: 1912 . 1,160,637 - 1911.1,436,076 ?4.7 1908.1,175,629 88.3 1906.1,018,955 81'.1 Arkansas: 1912. 660,174 - 1911. 680,434 74.9 1908. 776,481 78.0 1906. 570,924 63.8 Florida: 1912. 48,593 - 1911. 74,056 78.4 1908. 58,603 83.0 1906. 50,023 81.4 Georgia: 1912. 1,563,443 - 1911.2,339,354 83.7 1908.1,739,657 88.0 1906.1,391,224 85.2 Louisiana: 1912 . 343,236 - 1911 . 313,624 82.4 1908. 394,918 84.6 1906. 672,873 67.9 Mississippi: 1912. 818,80;. 1911 . 892,495 76.3 1908. 1,297,677 80.1 1906.1, 007,879 67.9 North Carolina: 1912 . 753,249 - 1911. S2S.660 73.0 1908 . 554,346 81.1 1906 . 490,540 80.3 Oklahoma: 1912 . 807,488 - 1911 . 783,989 77.1 1908. 505,5S4 91.5 1906. 574,043 65.8 South Carolina: 1912.1.0 11,2 21 - 1911 . 1,310,963 77.5 1908. 1,051,550 . 80.5 1 906. 769,785 84.4 Tennessee: 1912 . 208,721 - 1911 . 319,979 74.4 1908. 279,654 83.7 1906 . 184,242 62.9 Texas: 1912. 4,308,760 - 1911.3,747,932 91.3 1908.3,193,096 88.0 1906. 3,257,001 82.3 Other States: 1912. 60,018 1911. 89,245 64.2 1906. 56,016 76.6 1906. 40,374 59.1 The ginnings of sea island prior to December 1, by States, follow: Years. Fla. Ga. S. C. 1912 ..17,820 29,756 3,693 191 1 ..32,350 51,496 3,810 1909 ..25,905 13,164 8,522 1908 ..27,907 31,140 8,349 FARMERS' MUTUAL INSURANCE. Business Mooting of Directors on Sat urday Next, December 14th. There will bo a call meeting of tho directors of tho Farmers' Mutual Insurance Association of Oconee County at tho Court Houso next Sat urday, December 14th, at 10 o'clock a. m. Tho purpose of tho mooting is to elect a president. T. Y. Chalmers, Vico President. J. I). Isbell, Secretary. A Merry Chlrstmns Tree. Mountain Host, Konto 1, Dec. 7. Special: Wo aro authorized to pub lish an appoinment for a Christmas tree to be at Hov. and Mrs. M. J. Moore's, on Christmas day, at ll o'clock. The public ls cordially in vited to como and bring presents for anybody they wish. They will be attended to by a committee. Rev. J. A. Bond and Rev. L. D. Chambers will be present when tho tree is dressed. They will hold ser vices for a short time. Then tho con tents of tho treo will bo distributed by tho committee among those fortu nate enough to have presents. 1 havo been confined to my room for ten long years, and I want to shake hands with as many of the people of Oconco county as wish to come and spend a few hours at my home. (Miss) Frances Moore. ? ... When you have a bilious attack give Chamberlain's Tablets a trial. They aro oxcellent. For sale by all dealers. adv. ?IX)OI)Y WATTLE IN GEORGIA. Ono Man Killed, Two May Die, Ottl ars Injured. Cordele, Ga., Dec. 9.-John Christ mas Nvas killed late Saturday after noon at King's Mill, three miles from Sycamore, and his brother, Jim Christmas, and J. D. Ward, all of Vienna, Dooly county, were critically wounded in a bloody battle between the employees of the lumbor con cern and tho Christmas boys, backed by a number of relatives and friends. Others were injured in the affray, but none seriously. The mill operatives alleged that C. R. Christmas, a relative to John and Jim Christmas, had been obnoxious, for which, on last Saturday, they ad ministered a severe whipping to him, burning his clothes and other per sonal effects. Learning of this se vere treatment, relatives and friends of Christmas loft Vienna on the first train for Sycamore, securing convey ances there to tho mill. The mill operatives were expecting them, and had armed themselves with automatic guns. The Christmas boys were unarmed, it ls reported, though determined to Kettle the difference with tlie young man's enemies. Upon the arrivil of the men from Vienna a heated argument arose, be coming so threatening that the older men employed at the mill intervened In efforts to prevent bloodshed. Their efforts were without effect on the in furiated men on both sides, and j shortly the shooting commenced. Young Christmas was killed almost Instantly. It is understood that the Christ mas boys were willing to settle the i differences amicably if the mill ope j ratlves would pay for the burned clothing of the young man and com pensate him In other ways for the J whipping, but this the mill meu re fused to do. Gang Not Arrested. Cordele, Ga., Dec. 9.-Up to an I early hour to-night no warrants had j been Issued, and no arrests made of j employees of King's Mill who took part in the shooting affair there Sat j urday afternoon in which John I Christmas was instantly killed and I his brother, Jim Christmas, and J. D. i Ward, all of Vienna, were wounded, j There were eight eye-witnesses to . the tragedy, all of whom refuse (stoutly to discuss tho affair, i Sheriff King, having failed to gain any positive information as to who I took part in the shooting, refuses to j make any arrests until warrants aro I Issued. Relatives of the young men i have likewise failed to learn the j identity of their assailants. I "TAN" CLEGHORN IS F' )T. Man Who Figured in Investigation of Minnie Mnrchmnn's Death. Ashburn. Ha., Dec. 8.-Tan Cleg horn, who liga red In the Investiga tion of the death of Minnie March mail a short time ago, was shot on ; the streets here to-night by W. F. Cochran, : brother-in-law of the Marchman gili. First reports that spread about the town were that Cleghorn bad been killed. Cleghorn ls ftlll alive, how ever, and is not fa'ally wounded. Cleghorn was alone at the time of the shooting, according to meagre Information obtained. Ile is said to have been approached by Cochran, who uttered a threat and then drew a revolver and opened fire at close range. Cleghorn fell and was picked up by friends and carried away. This gave rise to the report that be was dead. Cochran also believed that he bad killed Cleghorn and gave himself up to Sheriff Branch. Cochran was re leased on bail as soon as lt was found that Cleghorn was not killed. Cochran is the man who loaned Cleghorn a mule some time ago, and later when Cochran attempted to borrow a mule from Cleghorn to cul tivate his ile d, Cleghorn refused him. Words followed at that time. Cochran then told Cleghorn he would get. even with him, it was saki to night. Shoots Cleghorn Again. Ashburn, Ga., Dec. 10.-W. J. Cochran, brother-in-law of Miss Min nie Marchman, whose death occur red some weeks ago under mysteri ous circumstances, this afternoon shot 'Tan Cleghorn, who has been ac cused of the murder of the ghi, and bis brother, Marlon Cleghorn. The shooting occurred on tho prin cipal street of Ashburn and carno as a climax to a bitter feud between the Marchman and Cleghorn fami lies. Marlon Cleghorn was shot through the cheek and Tan Cleghorn through tho thigh. Physicians say that neither of thc wounds ls serious. Immediately after tho shooting Cochran surrendered to the sheriff, stating he had fired both shots. Ile was In tho company of Lee March man, brother of Mlnnlo Marchman, when tho shooting occurred. Immediately af tor tho shooting a brother of Tan and. Marlon Cleg horn swore out warrants for both Cochran and I^ee Marchman, who are In the custody of Sheri IT King. Gossip here bas lt that, after tho death of Minnie Marchman and the accusation that Tan Cleghorn was responsible for lt, Cochran swore to avenge the death of bis sister-in law. Tho next chapter carno Sunday af ternoon when Tan Cloghorn was I fired upon, lt ls said, by Cochran. CHILDREN IN COURT'S CONTROT* Mother to Keep Them Under Certain* Limitations-May Visit Father. (Columbia State, 10th.) Douschka Dickens Tillman ano.' Sarah Starke Tillman must grow ap? under the jurisdiction of the South. Carolina Supreme Court. Tho Court yesterday rondered. a por curiam or der placing tho children lu the cus tody of Mrs. Lucy Dugas, formerly Mrs. B. R. Tillman, Jr., but made the? following exception: "This Court 1s of the opinion that, the petitioner (B. R. Tillman, Jr.* should have the children in his home for two months of the summer vaca tion season of each year, one-half of the Christmas holidays and one week in tho spring at such timo as may in found most convenient, subject to? tho right of the mother to have thoms with her at all times in case of their Illness. We are of tho opinion also? that in the intervals the petitioner should bo allowed to bo with his; children with reasonably frequency under conditions not unpleasant to? him. We make no order at this; time as to details, in the confidence? that the parties or their counsel w?f> be able to agree on the particulars, and nt an early day submit a proper order to the couTt." The Court slates that these pro visions will bo subject to 'alt?ration*, as the children advance in years. The Court requires in tho order that "the children shall romain subject to the.* - jurisdiction of this court," and Lh-.it: Mrs. Lucy Dugan and B. R. Tillman,. Jr., give bond in the sum of $5,000* ouch, "conditioned that they will not remove tho children nor procure their removal beyond the Jurisdic tion of the Court." Concluding an exhaustive opinion in this case, which is of more than. State-wide interest, tho Court says: "If the parties to this deplorable' contiover8y will think less of tho en forcement of their legal rights and1, more of the forbearance and liberal ity which personal dignity, to say nothing of tho Christian charity" which both profess, requires that they should exorcise in carrying out the spirit of this decree, there will be no need for further litigation. Surely* nothing could so alleviate the mis fortune of these children -as courtesy,, forbearance and charity of their pa rents toward each other. "It is adjudged that the respond ent retain tho custody of the chil dren until the further order of the Court, subject to the limitations and conditions herein set out, and sub ject to such order as tho Court maj/ hereafter make." Signed: Eugene B. Gary. C. J.; Cl A. Woods, A. J., D, E. Hydrlck, A. J., R. C. Watts, A. J., T. B. Fraser, A. 3. A NOTED YEGGMAN IS BLADY. Klnney Bergen Killed and Three O Ut ther Cracksmen Taken. Memphis, Tenn., Doc. 10.-In m raid on a house in the outskirts of the city early to-day, "Kinney" Ber gen, believed to bo a widely known safe-blower and all-round crook, was killed by city detectives. Frank Hol loway, known to police authorities ol* tho Middle West and Southwest as a robber and swindler, with two o titer men and a woman, was placed undor arrest nt the same time. Chief of Detectives Roper had se cured Information that tho men were living at 1157 Wilson street and sent six detectives to mnko tho capturo Tho policemen were heavily armed, fearing serious trouble with the cracksmen. Holloway and two of tho men, known as "Tex"- Wallace? and Jack Monday, were taken Into custody without, resistance. Tho wo man who opened tho door was seized I and prevented from making an out I cry. Bergen held Detective Popphio at bay with a steady fusillade from his pistol, leaped from tho garret win dow, about thirty-five feet, and made* his escalio in his night clothes. La ter bo returned, it. ls thought, to se cure bis clothing, and in the pistol duel that resulted was almost In stantly shot to death. Holloway, who is credited with be ing the leader of Ibo gang, was ar rested In Chicago a few months ago,, and at that time made an alleged con fession, Implicating himself in the robbery of tho New Westminster (British Columbia) Bank, whon a sum In excess of $300,000 was se cured. He did this, it is said, to> avoid being sent to Tcxn.i, whore he?, was wanted for safe-blowing. Dunn Ousted-Dull Moose Paper, Columbia, Dec. 0.-Tho Bull Moose loaders of South Carolina have ousted) B. Sherwood Dunn, of Aiken, as na tional com ul! t icc m un from this ?tate. Hon. T. IL Wannamaker, of Colum bia, president of the Glencoe Cotton Mills, was chosen national commit teeman in his stead. Mr. Wanna maker left Saturday afternoon for Chicago to attend tho "post mortem"* of the Bull Moose. Members of the Progressive Stat?? Executive Committee have addressed letters to Ex-president Roosovolt, Jos. M. Dixon, national chairman or tho new party, and other Bull Moose leaders, Informing them of tho oust ing of Committeeman Dunn and thc selection of Wannamaker as nattoaafi committeeman. A weekly paper will bo issued from Columbia in tho Interest of tho Bull Mooso party.