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New Sortee No. 007.-Volume LXV.-No. 1.
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Guaranteed Garments.
We have just received a shipment of
High Grad'- Muslin Underwear from one of
the best known manufacturers.
The garments are seasonable, stylish
and beautiful. Every item will be sold under
the following guarantee :
"If for any reason whatsoever this gar
ment proves unsatisfactory, return it and get
back your money,"
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.
VThat 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 tl\e dollars and kept some of them, you have
in these cttvjlars stored up energy and strength to
provide for ybu 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 Sank.
tThe Westminster Bank,
"VVe?tmiiistei-, S. O.,
is a good place to put these dollars.
President. Cashier.
J. M. NORRIS. Assistant Cashier.
New Hampshire's Governor.
Concord, N. H., Jan. 2.-The New
Hampshire Legislature, in joint con
vention, to-night elected as Governor
Samuel D. Felkor, tho Democratic
candidate at the last election. He re
ceived 222 votes to 191 for Franklin
Worcester, of Hollis, Republican, 26
Progressives voting with the Dem
The election of Governor was
thrown into the Legislature by the
failure of Mr. Felker, the leading
candidate, to get the necessary ma
jority at tho polls in November.
Prisoner Poisoned, Sheriff Impeached
Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 4.-Gov
ernor O'Neal has ordered impeach
ment proceedings against Sheriff Wil
liam Martin, of Hale county, to de
termine whether or not the officer
was criminally negligent when he al
lowed a prisoner, William Thomas,
a negro charged with wife murder,
to securo poison with which to kill
himself. Tho case will be triec In
the Supreme Court. Martin is
charged with having delivered the
acid, or allowing lt to be delivered
to the prisoner. Thom drank the
poison and died from its effects.
No Afu?n
Mo Limo Phosphates
Wa? Former Resident of Seneca
Items Gathered Hore and There.
Seneca, Jan. 6.-Special: News
of the death of Mlles N. SItton was
received hero to-day. Mr. SItton was
a resident of Seneca for a number of
years, and was a brother of the late
Frank SItton.
Tho Ladies' Missionary Society of
the Baptist church is observing the
week of prayer, and the ladies of the
town of other denominations are in
vited o attend the meetings, which
are held at the Baptist Church. The
first of the services was held Mon
day afternoon at li.'.iO o'clock, and
there will bo meetings at the Same
hour Wednesday and Friday after
Our school boys and girls have left,
for their respective schools, and so
cial affairs are marked with tho pro
verbial lull that always follows. the
Mrs. Hal Poe. of Greenville, spent
the week-end with Mrs. B. F. Sloan,
who has been quite sick with grip.
We are pleased to report Mrs. Sloan
Ogilvie Todd, of Spartanburg. has
been visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Todd.
Mrs. J. W. Shelor spent a few
hours in Seneca .Monday on her re
turn to Walhalla from a visit to
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thompson and
son Al returned to Atlanta Monday
after spending the holidays with
their relatives here.
F. M. Cary has been, with his fam
ily here for several days.
The public school opened again on
Monday, the 6th, with the usual at
tendance. It is a source of genuine
regret that Miss Lalla Ballenger,
teacher of the fourth and fifth grades,
has resigned on account of ill health.
Miss Ballenger has greatly endeared
herself to our people, both in social
and religious circles, and sh^will be
greatly missed. Her successor has
not yet been elected.
Mrs. B. A. Lowry and Mrs. W. H.
Hamilton, of Ninety-Six, are vistlug
at Davidson College, N. C.
The friends of Mis? Mary Julia
Reid are pleased to se ; her out after
a recent illness.
Mrs. T. S. Stribiing entertained a
few of ber' lady friends af an old
fashioned quilting last Friday. Those
present were Mesdames W. P. Reid,
J. T. Holleman, C. V. McCarey, L.
W, Verner and T. E. Slrlbllng.
Mrs. B. O. Hopkins and son have
returned home after a vi?it to her
parents at Central during the holi
Mi's. Lillie Tribble and son Gus
have returned from Florida.
J. T. S. Hopkins and family have
moved to Pjneca for the purpose of
placing their .children In school and
are occupying the Hamilton residence
on Main street. We extend a welcome
to these good people.
Mr. and Mrs. It. E. Nlmmons, of
Keowee, aro visiting their sons and
their families in Seneca.
At the meeting of the Aid Society
of the Presbyterian church last Mon
day afternoon the annual election of
officers was held, resulting as fol
lows: Mrs. O. F. Bacon, president;
Mrs. J. E. SItton, vice president;
Mrs. W. S. Hunter, (re-elected) sec
retary and treasurer.
Master John Lawrence was host to
a number of his young friends last
Friday evening. Games were played
and a good time generally was had.
Delicious refreshments were served.
Mrs. Alethea Ballenger left Tues
day for Mobile, Ala., where she will
spend the bad months with friends.
Miss Irene Legg, of Jefferson, Ga.,
has returned to her home after
spending the holidays with uer
aunt, Mrs. John Harper, and other
Death of ?Mrs. Laura Thrift.
Long Creek, Jan. 4.-Special: Mrs.
Laura Thrift, wife of John Thrift,
died here at her home on January 1,
after a long and painful illness. Fun
eral services were conducted Thurs
day afternoon by Rev. G. W. Smith,
after which the remains were tender
ly lowered to their last resting place
in Long Creek cemetery.
Mrs. Thrift was a consistent mem
ber of the Baptist church, a devout
Chritsian and a true woman, whose
death the entire community deeply
mourns. She was a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Wilbanks, who, with
the bereaved husband, have the sin
cere sympathy of all. During her
lon? illness, though suffering much
?md anlmort constantly, she never
complained, esigning herself t< the
triais that had come as hers. With
Christian fortitude she bore all, plac
ing lier trust in tho Lord,> and was
ready when the summons came to
enter the joys of her heavenly home.
In her denth is removed ono of tho
best women of tho community.
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Train Hit Carriage, Five Killed.
Dennison, Iowa, Jan. 4.-Five per
sons were killed and two probably
fatally Injured when a Chicago and
Northwestern train struck a carriage
near here shortly before midnight
last night. The dead aroN John Ey
ers and his six-year-old son; John
Reimers, his wife and flve-months
old baby. The Injured (John Reim
ers, aged 6, and Minnie Reimers,
aged 14,) were taken to a local hos
pital, where, it ls stated neither can
recover. A sharp curve at a point
just east of the crossing made lt Im
possible for the engineer to seo tho
carriage until it was too late to stop.
e?r-OId Son of John Owens,
Piife*Mountain, Has Disappeared.
Newe was brought to Walhalla last
week of the disappearance of a child,
betw?en four and five years of age,
son of John Owens, of Pine
Mountain, Ga., just across the
Oconfe county line, on Christmas
ICvo. According to tho report tho
little , child was missed from home
just b?fore dark and a search of tho
premises was made without finding
any trace of him. The alarm was
then given and a posse organized to
ma moro <. x 11 MI ii oil search, but
this, too. proved ineffectual so far as I
recovering the lost child was con- j
corned,-.and a citizen or that section
who Was in Walhalla .Monday slated i
I hat $10 traci whatever of I ho child
has lie-on gotten up to the present
I iine.j The iv.ort s state that t here
wero?npwards ot 1 ." a men engaged III
the s?areh.
Several theories have been ad
vanced since the disappearance of
the CliJid, some holding to the belief
thatxhfi wandered away and was lost,
ot hers; that he was killed and eaten
by some wild animal, while still oth
ers- seoul to think that the little one
was kidnapped. The total absence
of anMclue whatever lends strength
to the kidnapping theory, as the'
nigh ti on which the child left home I
was { bitterly cold one. and no chilli j
couMf have long withstood tho frees- j
ing wat her. yet. no trace of tho hedy j
has e fer been found. The wild beast
theor*. it would seem, is equally lin- |
possit Je, as had the child been killed
by so no animal, traces of the cloth
ing would have surely been found.
The" mystery surrounding the dis
appearance has engaged the atten
tion of ' ind reds sinco lt jcurred,
but, ftp far as we have bf a able to
it remains as far rom solu
tion ab when the child's absence was
first discovered.
K. Tate Will Address Meet
lng Next Saturday
To UM White Teachers of Oconee
lou n ty:
The' Oconeo Teachers' Association
.will ?ri it? next meeting or
day, vanyary 11th, pt. 12 o'clo(
The place of meeting is the Wal
halla Graded School building.
Prof. W, K. Tate, State Supervisor
of Rural Schools, will be with us, and
will speak to .us at that time. Wo
rtunate in getting Prof. Tate,
ive must give him a full attend
ance. A. D. Rodgers, Secretary.
are foi
and wc
Will Also Visit Kcowee School.
Under the auspices of our School
Improvement Association, Prof. W.
K. Tate, of Columbia will address
tho patrons and pupils of the Keowee
Graded School In the auditorium of
the new school building next Friday
night, January 10th. Prof. Tate is
State Supervisor of Rural Schools
and a most entertaining speaker. His
subject will be "Rural School Im
provement." The public ls cordially
Invited to men with us, and it is
hoped that all a.uer schools in reach
will be well represented. Any
teacher, patron or pupil who has not
heard Prof. Tat? should take ad
vantage of this opportunity to hear
him. Come; you will be welcome.
R. A. Gentry,
Principal Keowee Graded School.
Pence Conference Suspended, But
Probably Will Be Resumed.
London, Jan. 6.-The first stage of
the peace negotiations which is re
garded by diplomats largely as one
of pretense on Turkey's part to avoid
the appearances of yielding to the
demands of the allies without pres
sure from the powers, is over now. It
is expected that the second stage
will soon begin with the powers act
ing behind the scenes and pulling the
strings which will compel Turkey to
concede to the bulk of the allies' de
Without money, her army inade
quate and demoralized, her states
men realize that Turkey ls in no con
dition to resume hostilities.
At to-day's sitting of the confer
ence Turkey renounced her rights in
the Island of Crete and promised a
rectification of tho Thracian fron
tier, but insistod upon the retention
of Adrianoplo. The allies declared
this was not satisfactory and sus
pended the conference.
May Ho Resumed.
That does not mean an end of the
negotiations, however. The confer
ence may be resumed either by Tur
key giving notification that either
she has fresh proposals to submit, or
by the allies, on the grounds that
they have communications to make
to the Turks.
It Is generally expected tlut the
work of the conference will be talcum
up again at the end of the week,
when the festivities in connection
with the Orthodox Christmas are
$100 Per Plate
was paid at a banquet to Henry Clay
in New Orleans In 1842. Mighty
costly for those with stomach trou
ble or Indigestion. To-day people
everywhere use Dr. King's New Life
Pills for these troubles as well as
liver, kidney and bowel disorders.
Easy, safe, sure. Only 25c. at. all
druggists. adv.
SI tent of Stnte IlenKii Officer.
Case in Chester County.
vJolumbia, Jan. 4.-Chester county
has developed a case of cerebro spi
nal meningitis, and after his return
last night from an inspection of the
case Dr. J. A. Hayne, State health
oillcer, made the following state
"In view of the fact that epidem
ics of cerebro spinal meningitis have
occurred In the neighboring States
of Georgia and Tennessee, It is ad
vised that physicians be on their
guard and report to the State health
oillcer at Columbia immediately any
cases occurring.
"i vas called lo Chester last
night i?y Dr. H. C. McConnell lo see
a case of this disease, which clini
cally ar 1 afterwards hy tho mincro
Bcopc, l oved to be genuine cerebro
spinal meningitis.
"The State board of health had on
hand a limited supply of the scrum
used In the treatment of the disease.
This Berum is administered into the
spinal cord after a sufficient quan
tity of ll ii lil has been withdrawn. Il
reduces tho death rate about one
half or more.
"There is no epidemic of this dis
ease in this State, nor have we rea
son to fear such an epidemic If the
State Hoard of Health, through its
executive officers, is immediately no
tifiai of all cases that may occur.
"lt is called to the attention of tho
Legislature that the board will be
without funds until March 1, and
should an epidemic occur they wish
that they be authorized by the Legis
lature to spend what may be neces
sary in checking the disease.
"The serum was administered to
the patient last night and the child
seemed improved after the Injection.
I would say further that the germ of
this disease gains entrance into the
system through the nose and the
throat, and that if an antiseptic gar
gle and spray are used there is little
danger of contracting the disease, as
the germ is easily killed."
Arkansas Man Unique in Public Life.
Three Times Governor.
.--"-^Tf?'?'i^lf - fi?I
Mftle Kork, Ark., Jim. i nil.
States Senator Jeff Davis died sud
denly at his home here at 1 o'clock
Friday morning as the result of an
attack of apoplexy.
Besides being a picturesque char
acter in Washington during his one
term in the Senate, which began in
1907, United States Senator Jeff Da
vis had the distinction of being the
only man elected to the Governor
ship of Arkansas three times. Pre
vious to his seven years' Incumbency
as Governor of his State Mr. Davis
had been prosecuting attorney of the
Fifth Arkansas Judicial District, and
in 1898 was elected Attorney Gene
ral of the State.
Mr. Davis was born In Little River
county, Arkansas, In 1862, and re
ceived lils education at Russellvllle,
Ark., and at Vanderbilt University,
graduating from the latter Institu
tion In 1884. He was admitted to
the bar In Pope county, Arkansas, at
the age of 19 years; elected prose
cuting attorney in 1892, and re
elected in 1894; was elected Attor
ney General In 1898; Governor of
Arkansas in 1901, re-elected in 1903
and again in 1905, each for a period
of two years; was delegate at large
to the Democratic National Conven
tion In 1904; was elected to the Uni
ted States Senate February 19, 1907,
for the term beginning March 4th,
1907. His term of service would
have expired March 3, 1913.
The Negro Who Murdered White Man
in Newberry County.
Columbia, Jan. 2.-Sam Boozer,
colored, was electrocuted at the State
penitentiary this morning for the
murder of James S. Gilliam, a white
man jf Newberry county.
The current was turned on at
11.28, and three minutes later the
negro was pronounced dead. After
.he vas strapped In the death chair,
Boozer was given an opportunity to
make any statement that he might
desire. He blamed his trouble on
tho white people for whom he was
working In Newberry county when
the crime for which ho was convicted
took place.
James S. Gilliam, a white man,
who was overseer for John C. Hipp
at Old Town, in Newberry county,
was shot anq\. k lled In December,
1911, by Sam Boozer, a negro who
worked on the place. For the slay
ing of Gilliam Boozer and Hipp were
tried for their lives, Hipp being
charged with being an accessory.
Hipp was acquitted and Boozer
found guilty and Judge Ernest Gary
sentenced him to be hanged.
The case was appealed to the Su
preme Court, which affirmed the
death verdict, and in November of
last year Judge Memmlnger sen
tenced Boozer to die In the electric
chair at tho penitentiary on Decem
ber 13th. A respite was obtained
until to-day and this morning the
mandate of the law was carried out.
Killed While Hunting.
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 4.-Evelyn
Rabey, a .young lad of 14, was killed
this morning while hunting near Sa
vannah by Pet^r Rabey, his first
cousin, aged 15. Tho boys were
shooting larks, when Peter's gun
v/ent off accidentally.
Onto Sunk Ship, 22 Lives Lost-Wind
8? Miles An Hour.
Newport News, Vu., Jan. 4.-The
steamer Julia LucKenbach, from Port
Tampa to Baltimore, was sunk off
Tangier gns buoy, in Chesapeake
Bay, shortly oefore 7 o'clock yester
day morning, having been In collis
ion with the British steamer Indra
k na la. Tho Luckenbach was struck
in the bow. Twenty-two lives were
lost, Including Capt. Gilbert and Ids
Bight men, Including the second
I mate of the Luckenbach, were taken
I from tho rigging of tho sunken ship
after they had clung for lifo for alx
hours in the gale, which was swoop
ing the bay. Others in the rigging
with them, numbed by tho cold, drop
ped off one by one and drowned.
Kef used Assistance.
The rescue of the eight waa made
by the Danish tramp Pennsylvania,
, Capt. Lissner, and the men were
I brought into Newport News early to
I day. The lndrakuala. which rani
I med the Luckenbach, is a British
tramp of 3,600 tons net, New York
I to Baltimore. She backed off after
the collision, and the second mate of
the Luckenbach declares her mnster
refused assistance to tho sinking
New York City Suffers.
New York, Jan. 4.-At least three
deaths and approximately $f>00,000
property damage resulted from last
night's 80-mlle gale, which swept
New York and vicinity. This morn
ing at 9 o'clock the wind had drop
ped to 60 miles an hour, but the
mercury had crawled down to 32 and
pedestrians suffered keenly.
Blow n Under Car.
The deaths reported were: Mrs.
Mary Kline, Brooklyn, died of Inju
ries after having been blown under
a street car; Robert Walker, a
painter, fatally injured in a fall from
a scaffold in Brooklyn; unidentified
man, blown Into Newark Bay from a
Centrall Railroad of New Jersey
Worst in Recent Yearn,
Belated returns of the damage
done by the storm revealed that a
?nf??le from Jacksonville to *Maino,
and that the storm was the most se
vere of recent years.
High winds prevailed to-day along
the northern Atlantic seaboard, but
the wire trouble, lt was reported, was
slight, compared to that of yesterday.
The most serious Instance to-day was
the break near Philadelphia of more
than 60 through wires between New
York and Washington.
Abandon Their Car When Pressed
Closely by Mobilized Police.
Chicago, Jan. 4.-Fifty detectives
searched Saturday for four automo
bile bandits who last night robbed a
northside jewelry store of diamonds
valued at $1,200, fought two revol
ver battles with the police and caus
ed terror by firing Into the crowd of
(shoppers on one of the principal!
streets. Two suspects have been ar
The four automobilo bandits
smashed In a jewelry store window
and escaped with a tray of diamonds.
Their escape was aided by a fashion
ably dressed woman, who apparently
fainted Into the arms of a policeman
as he started to draw his revolver.
As soon as tho thieves wero out of
sight the woman recovered herself
and disappeared.
Twenty shots were exchanged as
the machine gained speed. The chaf
feur manipulated the machine so
that lt poured out a cloud of smoko,
which aided In the escape.
A few minutes later tho bandits'
car was boarded by a policeman, who
charged them with speeding and or
dered them to drive to a police sta
tion. They wheeled Into a quiet
street with the policeman and there
shot, stabbed and beat him and
threw him off the car.
The men abandoned their automo
bile, which had been stolen just be
fore the robbery, and disappeared In
a crowded section of the west side.
The thieves stole the car from in
front of a down-town business build
ing late In the afternoon.
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rann Paper Solicitor Sue? Two Sa
luda Men for $10,000.
Saluda, Jan. 6.-L. E. Wheeler and
J. J. Wheeler, of this town, have
been served by Deputy Marshal R. L.
Wert/, with a summons and complaint
answerable within twenty days In tho
Federal Court in this district for
$10,000 damages by A. A. Cunnavan.
of Boston, Mass., for Injuries to his
person while In Saluda recently.
It appears that some days ago Can
navan, with several others, was in
this town soliciting subscriptions for
a farm paper, lt ls said that Canna
van Insulted Geo. C. Wheeler, father
of L. F. and J. J. Wheeler, on the
streets. The boys took up the mat
ter and gave Cannavan a severe beat
ing, although lt ls said J. J. Wheeler
was only an onlooker and look no
part in the altercation.
Cannavan left here the next morn
ing for Augusta and from that point
it was announced that his skull was
fractured and that his person showed
marks of severe injury. The suit Iq
for damages in the sum ot $10,000.

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