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New Sortee No. 007.-Volume LXV.-No. 1.
Guaranteed Garments.
We have just received a shipment of
High Grade Muslin Underwear from one of
the best known manufacturers.
Thc 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."
C. W. ?2? J. E. BAUKNIGHT,
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 spent them as fast as you earned them? If you
nave, you are puor 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 !
A good way to do this is to deposit them in some
good, strong bank.
The Westminster Bank,
Westminster, t?- O.,
is a good place to ptit these dollars.
President. Cashier.
J. M. NORRIS, Assistant Cashier.
Young Bride Kills Herself.
Moultlre, Ga., Jan. 10.--Mrs. Jen
nie Hancock, 18 years old, a bride of
a few months, wife of a wealthy far
mer of Colquitt county, was found
to-day stretched on the floor with
Finding Out Johnson.
Chicago, Jan. ll.-Jack Johnson's
automobile, a safe and the fixtures of
the saloon, of which ho was until re
cently the proprietor? were seized to
day by the sheriff to satisfy a judg
blood streaming from a wound in her ment of $5,621 obtained against the
side. Her hands still clutched the
shotgun which she had used. The
young woman had, from all appear
ances, leaned over the gun, pressed
the muzzle against her side and then
pulled the trigger. She died before
a doctor arrived.
negro by a brewing company. For
some time the negro apparently hns
been training to fight again. Ho has
been boxing at -41 local gymnasium.
Objection was made to his using the
gymnasium and yesterday he was re
quested to find some other place.
The Woman Makes fte Home
She makes it best who, looking after the
culinary department, turns her back resolute
ly upon unhealthful, or even suspicious, food
accessories. She is economical; she knows
that true economy does not consist in the use
of inferior meat, flour, or baking powder. She
is an earnest advocate of home made, home
baked food, and has proved the truth of the
statements of the experts that the best cook
ing in the world today is done with Royal
Baking Powder.
Chattoog? River (?ive? Up It? Dead
and Solves Mystery.
The mystery of the disappearance
of the little four-year-old child from
the Pine Mountain, Ga., section has
been solved.
Last Monday the little body was
washed to tho banks of the Chattoo- .
ga river, and it was discovered by
people In that section, who, though
having given up active search for the
child, were still 'alert for any clue
that might lead to Its finding. J. C.
Powell, of the Russell section, was
in Walhalla Tuesday and reported ?
the facts as above given. The body,
it ls said, was in a fair state of pres- I
ervatlon, though it is now about
three weeks since the child disap
While the mystery of the where
abouts of the child is cleared up, still
it is cause Tor wonder and specula
tion as to how the little one got into
the river, as the Cbattooga ls be
tween two and two and a half miles,
at its nearest point, from the home of
the child's rathol', John Owens.
(?ives lo tile Public Account of Con
dil ions As He Finds Them.
(Dd i tor Keowee Courier: Just fora
bit of information, and in accordance
with my promise to the pub-lie, 1 wish
to give an account of the condition
of Oconee county as far as I am able
to find.
1st. The Poor Farm, which I would
term a "model" farm (1 know of no
better in our county), comprises 208
acres, about 100 acres in high state
of cultivation, all terraces accurate
and thoroughly established, about 30
acres in well sodded bermuda pas
ture. There are plenty of good
buildings, well arranged and in good
condition, and a full equipment of
farming fools; four good milch cows,
plenty of pigs for this fall's killing.
There , are fourteen paui)ers, who
seem to b'" well cared for. The whole
situation at the Poor Farm seems to
be excellent. We have two good 900
pound mules at the farm, which we
can use with road machine. We also
have four county road mules, which
have seen their best days with the
"road ma ch i nc, a nd are now ready tobe
led "over the hill to the poor farm,"
where they, too, can spend their last
days at such work as they are able
to perform. This leaves us ten good
mules, which will just flt up our road
equipment-six for the machine and
four for plow in connection there
with. We now have eight convicts,
one very good road machine, three
others badly worn and crippled up.
2d. As to the county's financial
condition, 1 cannot yet give out any
accurate figures. There are quite a
number of claims audited, but we
have no available funds to meet
them. We also have two notes at
tho lOnterprise Bank ($0,000), anda
lot of claims still to audit. When the
Treasurer has collected all tho taxes,
and we have paid as far as it goes,
we will probably lack several thou
sand dollars to meet these demands.
In regard to the bonded debt (which
is provided for by special levy) we
still have about $32,000 outstanding.
So :. seems that the indebtedness of
Oconee county, after all taxes are In
and applied, will be approximately
$40,000, without a single dollar in
sight for any county purpose this
side of next fall's taxes, with the ex
ception of about $3,000 commutation
road tax-'and about 1,500 miles of
road to work with that small pit
tance. Yet I can hurl my hat in the
air and proclaim "Good Roads for
Oconee County!" It Is not American
spirit to turu back, but ever look
forward-the "goal" ls always In
front, and not so far ahead as one
would often suppose.
Entertain every good roads thought
that presents itself to you; it is pure
food for this groat, progressive good
roads spirit that Is revolutionizing
tho good roads proposition of our
country. While our whole surround
ing country is moving ahead at great
strides with good roads, Oconee can
come. Tho ambition of my life is
good roads for Oconee county. I in
vite co-operation.
W. C. Foster, Supervisor.
Governor Issues Proclamation for Re
vocation of Commissions.
Columbia, Jan. ll.-In a procla
mation received early this morning
by local newspapers for publication
r.s advertisements! Governor Colo L.
Bleaso announces the revocation of
tho commissions of all constables
holding office under tho Governor
and of all commissioners of deeds for
South Carolina in other States and
in foreign countries.
Tho revocation Is to tako effect
January 21, 1913. The Governor
gives as his reason for removing the
commissioners a desire to "purify
the public service."
No reason is given for tho removal
of tho constables, who Include all
State and county detectives and li
quor constables and all special offi
cers of railroads and other carriers.
Commissioners aro invited to apply
for reappointment.
When you want a reliable medicine
for a cough or cold take Chamber
lain^ Cough Remedy. It can always
be depended upon, and ls pleasant
and safe to take. For sale by all
deniers. adv.
Han , ,'. frOtU i ?olding Public
leo of Honor or Trust.
Wa?ington, Jan. 13.-Robert W.
Archbald, of Scranton, Pa., for twen
ty-nln?years an occupant of judicial
positions upon the Pennsylvania State
the U
his o
at th
the S
lor as?
thor t
and h
ho Federal District bench and
ted States Commerce Court,
was tooday adjudged guilty by the
U n i tedi States Senate of "high crimes
and injBdemeanors; " was stripped of
e ?nd forever disqualified
olding positions of public
r publia trust.
onviction and judgment came
conclusion of the Impeach
lal that bas been pending in
ate since last summer on
that Judge Achbald had been
f misconduct and misbehav
ed ge, and that he had cor
sed Iiis judicial power to fur
private Interests of hi mai If
friends in the acquisition of
coal land properties in Pennsylvania.
Nd* Guilty on Fight Counts.
1 * pott five of the thirteen separate
charges brought against him by the
House'*; of Representatives, Judg<
Arclibajd was found guilty. Upon tho
other ?ght the Senate voted him not
guilty,it'he majority in some cases be
ing against him, but failing of the
two-thirds necessary for conviction.
Any ohe of th<^ five verdicts of guilty
was enough to bring about the pun
ishment imposed upon him.
T hewn d' of the long fought strug
gle in thc Senato Came early in the
afterndpn, when the vote was taken
on theffflrst article of impeachment.
With gallery doors locked to prevent
the movement of spectators, and an
unaccustomed hush prevailing
throughout the chamber, sixty-eight
Senators rose in their places as their
?ni?ea were called and pronounced
the word "guilty" in almost inaudible
The vote on the first charge that
Judge 'Arch ba ld had corruptly Influ
enced o B?lais of the Erie Railroad to
sell h\tt the Katydid culm dump, at
Sc ran toi, .resulted in his conviction*
by a vc :e of 68 to 5.
Haceives Nows l'rom Son.
] II a fettle committee room off the j
gallery floor, behind a guarded door,
Judge Archbald, his wife and his son
sat throughout the afternoon as the
Senate voted upon the charges against
him. The first vote of conviction
was carried to him by his son from
the gallery. After sentence had
been imposed upon him, Judge Arch
bald and his family left the Capitol,
to go at once to thc family homo at
"I have always known that I have
done no wrong and the vote of no
one makes it otherwise," was his only
comment upon tho Senate's action.
Sentence was imposed by Senator
Paeon, of Georgia, the presidnlg oifl
cer, after the Senate had, by a vote
of 39 to 35, Upheld a resolution of
fered by Senator O'Gorman, of New
York, authorizing the full penalty
provided by tho constitution.
Sentence Pronounced.
"The Senate, therefore, do order
and decree," said Senator Bacon,
"and it is hereby adjudged, that the
respondent, Robert W. Archbald, Cir
cuit Judge for tho United States for
the Third Judicial Circuit, and desig
nated to serve in the Commerce
Court, be, and ho is hereby, removed
from office and that he be, and here
by in, forever disqualified to hold
and enjoy nny office of honor, trust
or profit under the United States."
The sentence of the Senato became
operative at once, and directions
were given that tho President and
the House of Representatives be noti
iled of the verdict and the punish
ment Imposed.
Of the ten men who have been Im
peached before the Senato since the
organization of the government
Judge Archbald ls the third to be
convicted, and tho only ono convicted
who appeared to make a personal de
fense against the charges.
Tillman for Conviction.
Washington, Jan. 13.-In the vot
ing on tho various counts against
Judge Archbald In tho Senate to-day,
Senator TUiman asked to be excused
on account of pressure of business
from participating in the ballots on
the minor points, but on the main
point, that of conviction, ho voted
against tho impeached judge.
X. Y. congressman, Once Newsboy,
Suffers 1/oss of Mind.
Now York, Jan. ll.-By court or
der, it was learned to-day, Congress
man-elect "Tim" Sullivan, long a
prominent figure in State legislative
affairs, will be formally committed
to a private sanitarium in Yonkers.
He has been a voluntary patient for
several months, re?u pe rating, it has
been eaid, from a nervous breakdown,
but upon application yesterday by
relativos a court order was Issued,
formally committing the patient. The
action seems to Involve tho probabil
ity of a special election for Congress
man to succeed Sullivan in tho Thir
teenth District.
Mr. Sullivan's career has been un
usual, ?'tarting as a newsboy on East
Side. One of bis moot popula.' fea
tures has been charitable work.
Every Christmas he has distributed
thousands of pairs of shoes and other
useful gifts, besides giving a great
dinner for the poor.
Hoyt Re-elected Clerk of House-To
Drop Factionalism.
Columbia. Jan. 14.- Meeting at
noon the House of Representatives
effected an organization by electing
Richard S. Whaley. of Charleston,
temporary chairman. Mendel L.
Smith, of Kershaw, was re-elected
Speaker without opposition. James
A. Hoyt was re-elected Clerk, defeat
ing J. Wilson Gibbes. In an address
to the House Speaker Smith advised
that factionalism be discarded.
Senate Committees,
A Senatorial caucus Monday night
nominated P. L. Hardin, of Chester,
for president pro tem of the Sonnte
and also chairman ol' the finance com
mittee, and named tho following as
chairmen of the committees desig
Car!;. Ie. of judiciary; Huger Sink
ler, of Charleston, of education; Hall,
of Incorporations; Strait, ol' peniten
tiary; ('litton, ot' military, and Ap
pelt. of railroads.
These nominations will be present
ed to the Senate to-morrow and are
practically certain of confirmation.
About thirty Senators attended thc1
caucus, which was composed of hold
over and old Senators re-elected. Sen
ator Hardin presided over the caucus
and Seantors Weston and Mars acted
as secretaries.
Governor's Message Rend*.
S. McGowan Simkins, of Edge field,
was elected Reading Clerk of the
House, ard J. S. Wilson was elected
Sergeant-a .-Arms.
The Senate met promptly at noon
with Lieutenant Governor Smith
1> residing. Senator Hardin was
chosen president pro tem and the
other officers were re-elected.
Governor's Recommendations.
The annual message of Governor
Hlease contains the following recom
? flat two-cent passenger rate on
all railroads; a special one-mill tax
for the support of common schools;
change the name of Clemson College
to Calhoun University; combine the
Medical College In Charleston with
the University; a water-power tax;
repeal of the right of cities -and
towns to giant exclusive franchises;
avower, legal rate of .,
The Governor scored the Comptrol
ler General for turning down pay
warrants of his detectives; he at
tacked cotton mill mergers, and rec
ommended that the hosiery mill at
tile penitentiary be abolished.
Prominent Citizen Passed Away Af
ter Brief illness-Local News.
Bounty Land, Jan. 13.-Special:
There have been several cases of grip
in the community during the past
week. Mesdames J. R. and W. D.
Wright have both been confined to
their beds, and A. W. Perritt is still
unable to be out. All are reported
some better.
Mrs. J. B. Pickett has been quite
feeble for several days, but is up
Will Hall, of Augusta, Ga., ls on
a visit to his mother, Mrs. Martha
J. B. Sbanklin, of Anderson, ar
rived here yesterday as a guest of his
mother, Mrs. Julia D. Shanklln, leav
ing to-day.
Morris Sbanklin left last week for
a business trip to Atlanta.
Miss Susan Doyle has been In An
derson since Tuesday. She is re
ceiving special throat treatment un
der Drs. Nardin and Sanders.
Calhoun Wilson, of Belton, visited
at B. E. Bagwell's Friday.
Burns Gillison, of Clemson, made
a visit to homofolks Saturday and
Sn nday.
T. O. Berry made a brief trip to
Greenville last week.
Miss Mario Woolbrlght, of 'lawn
ville, spent a few days last week with
her grandfather, B. E. Bagwell.
Misses Mortis and oana Cleve
land entertained quite a number of
their friends Wednesday evening.
Miss Agnes Ellison is on an ex
tended visit to relatives in Easley,
Belton and Greenville.
Joe McDonald and Edgar Shanklln
have been doing some much needed
work on the road between McDon
ald's and Richland church. The road
has been almost impassable for some
time, several buggies having been
broken, and travel became even dan
gerous. We hope the new Supervi
sor will look after the road condi
tions more closely than has been tho
custom heretofore.
We regret to chronicle the death
of J. Ben Tarrant. Sr., which occur
red at his home in this community
yesterday at 2 o'clock. Mr. Tarrant
was 55 years of age. Ho was born
in Greenville county, and moved to
this community from Pelzer about
25 years ago, and he had since re
sided here with the exception of one
or two years spent In South Georgia.
He leaves three sons to mourn his
death, viz.: J. B<n Tarrant,'Jr., of
North Carolina; Arthur Tarrant, of
Florida, and Claude Tarrant, of New
berry. Mr. Tarrant had been Ul of
pneumonia only about two weeks and
was thought to be some better only
a short time previous to his death.
He was a quiet, unassuming neigh
bor and citizen and will be missed
by a host of friends. HI"? remains
will be Interred at Senec. cemetery
this afternoon at 3.30 o'clock.
Mrs. J. M. Gillison spent Saturday
and Sunday with her daughter, Mrs.
C. S. Strlbllng, of Seneca.
William Korber Pasted Away at His
Homo in Charleston.
William Korber, well known in
Walhalla, where for a number ot
years ho resided and was numbered
among the best citizens of the town,
died at his home, No. 8 Bufain
street, Charleston, last Friday, after
an Illness of several weeks. From
a dispatch sent out from Charleston
we take the following information:
"Mr. Korber was known to bo 111,"
but his condition was not generally
thought to be serious, and the an
nouncement of his death was a shock
to many of his Prienda and acquaint
"Mr. Korber was GO years of age.
He was for many years shipping dork
at the wholesale house of Wulbern &
Company, holding the position when
he was taken 111. A nativo of Char
leston, he had a deep and lively In
terest in everything pertaining to
Charleston, and in a quiet and unas
suming way he worked for the good
and betterment of tho community,
."In the circles of Masons and Odd
Fellows Mr. Korber will bo especially
missed. He was ardent in his adula
tion with these orders and a most
regular attendant upon meetings and .
a ?rel la hie worker In tho ranks. Ho
was ('specially prominent Mnsonlenl
ly. Ho was secretary of La Candeur
Hodge, No. 36, A. F, M., and he held
tho same office In both South Caro
lina Commandery, No. l, Kinghts
Templar, and Enoch Council, No. 1,
Royal and Select Masters. He was a
member of other Masonic, bodies as
well. Item ark a bl y active for his
years, Mr. Korber never hesitated to
parade with the orders with which
he was a lill lated and otherwise take
part In the public as well as the se
cret workings. A few years ago he
was injured in a runaway accident
during the parade of tho Command
ery of Troy, N. Y., and tho local
Commandery of Knights Templar,
and it was feared for a time that his
injuries would prove serlouu, but ho
recovered, to renew his activo a HU i.i
tlon with the order.
"A good soldier In the Confede
rate army, Mr. Korber had a lively
Interest for everything pertaining to
the cause. He was an officer in
(.. amp . Bu i i ^e Rho t. "->^.^?...?.,..".
Tho nows of Mr. Korber's death
brought genuine sorrow to many lu.
Walhalla, where he vas held In the
highest esteem, For many years he
resided here,- and lt was from
Walhalla (in 1861) that ho volun
teered as a soldier In tho ranks of
the Confederacy. He was mustered
into service as a member of Orr's
Rides, Company C, (Capt. J. J. Nor
ton), at Sandy Springston July 20th,
1861. From that date to the close
of host'litios he followed the for
tunes of tho Southern Confederacy,
serving with marked bravery and
distinction. We have tho statement
from his life-long friend and com
rade, Capt. S. K. Dendy, that no bet
ter or braver soldier e\er bore arms
in defense of his country.
His Ufe was one In which the word
honor meant most, and In every act
it seemed to dominate his being. In
war and peace he served his country
weil as soldier and citizen, and in his
dally life he exemplified to a marked
degree the principles of Christianity.
He was a staunch member of the
Lutheran church, and on Sunday af
ternoon, nf ter funeral services at 3t.
Andrew's .Lutheran church, Charles
ton, his remains were Interred In
Magnolia cemetery, near that city.
Mr. Korber ls survived by ono sis
ter, Mrs. Maggie Korber, of Charles
ton, to whom we join with a host of
other friends in extending sincere
sympathy in her sorrow.
Shot in < 'Marleston Hotel.
Charleston, Jan. 18,-Some excite
ment wa? caused in tho lobby of tho
St. John Hotel tin afternoon by W.
T. Ritter attempting tc shoui, Cierk
Griffin. Ritter entered tho hotel and
asked for a 50-cent room. He was
told that thore was no room to bo
had at this cost and he placed a roll
of bills on tho counter. Stepping off
a few feet he returned to the counter
and examining the roll he declared
that some of his money had been
stolen. Griffin attempted to assura
him to tho contrary, when he blamed
a bellboy standing nearby. A dispute
followed with the clerk, and when he
drew his pistol the negro seized his
arm and In the tussle which ensued
the pistol was discharged, tho ball
entering the arm of the stranger.
Ritter was placed under arrest and
later sent to a hospital for treatment.
Wives of Three Presidents Meet.
Washington, Jan. ll. - Three
"First ladles of the land" dined at
the White House to-day, when Mrs.
Taft entertained Mrs. Grover Cleve
land and Mrs. Benjamin Harrison.
White House attaches say no record
shows the wives of three Presidents
dining together there before.
Postmasters for South Carolina.
Washington, Jan. 13.--The follow
ing South Carolina postmasters were
appointed to-day: James F. McKel
vey, Fountain Inn; David Hunt,
Seneca; James P. Metcalf, Inman;
Louis Jacobs, Klngstree.
. ?rn??- . "
After a girl passes 26 or 27 she
might as well marry. She will fade,
anyway. ?

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