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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER.
THE DAY; THOU CANST NOT THEN BE FALSE TO ANY MAN."
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WBDNI??V, APRIL 2S, 191?.
New Series No. amt.-Volunto LXV._No. 17.
With corn and corn oats at famine prices, now
is the time to start using ground feed for your stock.
We have on hand one thousand bags bought
before the recent flood, which sent the prices of grain
Take advantage of the opportunity to buy better
feed than corn and oats at a cheaper price.
Our brands: Purina Feed and Purina Molasses
GIVE THEM A TRIAL AND BE CONVINCED.
C. W. & J. E. Bauknight,
Walhalla, S. C.
IT PAYS TO BUY FOR CASH.
? Westminster Bank,
Westminster, S. C.
? If you are not ready to invest your money, P
why not put it in some Good Bank, either
subject to check or in interest-bearing r cer
tificates? In doing this you carry out a two
fold purpose-you enjoy ,the satisfaction of
knowing your money is safe, and you have
an introduction to the Bank, which forms a
basis for your credit-and a Good Credit is
worth more than Gold.
As in the past, it is the policy of this Bank
Ito take care of its Customers and extend to
them all the accommodations consistent with
sound business. . I
P. P. SULLIVAN, - - Cashier.
Million Dollar Piro Loss.
New York, April 21.-A million
dollar loee is estimated from a fire
which destroyed the Old Shooters*
Island Shipyard in the Kill von Kuli,
near Staten Island, in New York Bay,
early to-day. The plant was pur
chased a few years ago 'hy the Stand
ard Oil Company, which used it dur
ing tihe winter for the reconstruction
of many of its tank ships and tugs.
The German Emperor's yacht Me
teror was built at the Shooters' Is
land yard In 1902, such celebrities
as Prince Henry of Prussia, Presi
dent Roosevelt and others attending
Besides sweeping the yard to-day
.the fire burned to the water's edge
the large transfer ferry express of
the New York, New Haven and Hart
ford railroad, the ferry boat Ford
.ham, a barge and two schooners.
Drive Sick Headaches Away.
Sick 'headaches, sour, gassy stom
ach, indigestion, biliousness disap
pear quickly after you tako Dr. King's
New Life Pills. They purify the
blood and put new life and vigor in
the system. Try thom and you will
be well satisfied. Every pill helps;
every box guaranteed. Price 25c.
Recommended by all druggists, ad.
Alt-Day Singing at Hopewell.
Westminster, R. F. D., April 21.
Special: On the first Sunday in May,
nothing preventing, Prof. J. B.
Vaughan, the well known music
composer and publisher, of Athens,
Ga., will conduct an all-day singing
at Hopewell M. E. church. Every
body, far and near, is invited to
come--especially those who will take
part in the singing. Messrs. Grubbs,
Durham, Long, Hall, Black and
Grant are especially Invited, and all
other leaders of music. Dinner on
the grounds; so don't forget your
Cord of Thanks.
Editor Keowee Courier: I desire
to extend sincere thanks, through the
columna of your paper, to the citi
zens of West Union, Walhalla and
others In the country, for their kind
ness In rendering assistance, finan
cial and otherwise, to my aged fa
ther and mother, Mr. and Mrs. B. F.
O'Kolley. The spirit of "brotherly
love" as sibown ls deeply appreciated
by the entire family.
Wost Un.cn, April 22.
hot oakos, made with
ROYAL Baking Powder
?ro doiioiouo, health*
ful and oasity mado.
\VAI>I>V DUNCAN WINS AGAIN.
Brought First Place in Contest to
Walhalla High School.
(Greenville Piedmont, 19th.)
Waddy T. Duncan. Jr., of Wal
halla, a son of Kev. W. T. Duncan,
of that town, is champion In oratory
for 1913 In the Piedmont Inter-High
School Oratorical and Athletic Asso
ciation. Young Mr. Duncan won out
over nine competitors last night in
the sixth annual oratorical contest
held under the auspices of this as
sociation, in tho Greenville Female
Secnd placo was won by James
Poag, ol' Greenville, representing the
Central High School. Third place
went to Phillp Price, representing
the Fountain Inn High School. The
judges were Dr. John O. Willson,
president of Lander College, Green
wood; Prof. H. T. Shockley, of Has
tock High School, Spartanburg, and
Dr. David Ramsay, president of the
Greenville Female College. The an
nouncements of each of the first
three places last night brought fortlh
enthusiastic applause, school yells
and waving of pennants, from the
students of these schools, who had
cone to Greenville Lo attend the
Walhalla Wins Cup.
The Walhalla school, which Waddy
T. Duncan, Jr., represents, thus be
comes the winner of the trophy cup
offered by the Jefferson Power Com
pany to the school whose represen- I
ta'ilve wins first prize in the orator!- J
cal contest. Mr. Duncan himself
wins the Endel medal, offered for
first place, and Mr. Poag wins the
medal offered for second place, of
fered by Dr. R. F. Smith, of Easley.
Another trophy ls offered by the as
sociation to the school wihose repre
sentatives win highest place in the
athletic track meet.
S?>eakerH mid Subjects.
The speakers, in their order of ap
pearance last night, and their sub
jects, are given as follows:
Richland High School (Bruce
.Striming- "Defense of <an Ex
Laurens High School (Hugh K.
Aiken-"Sergeant Prentis' First
Greenville City High School (Jas.
Poag)-"Eulogy on the Life of Henry
Woodfin Grady," by W. L. Stanley.
Easley High School (Ben Hagood)
-"The Power of Conviction," by
John Henry Booth.
Seneca High School (Horace
Wood-"South Carolina's Defen3e,"
by Robt. Y. Hayne.
Furman Fitting School (Hugh
Black)-"Webster's Bunker Hill
Fountain Inn High School (Philip
Price)-"Three Words, Arnold the
Walhalla High School (Waddy
Duncan)-"The Spirit of Conquest,"
by Thos. Carwln.
Central High School (Carl Mor
Westminster High School (Jack
Zimmerman )-Wilson's Inaugural
Has Won Three .Medals.
This is not the only medal which
young Mr. Duncan has won for ora
tory. He took off the medal for ora
tory at the commencement exercises
at the Walhalla school last June,
and won another medal only a few
weeks ago at the Oconee county ora
torical contest. The one he got last
night is the third within less than a
By all who attended, the contest
last night was considered one of the
best the association has ever con
ducted. It was well attended, not
only by Greenville people, but by
large numbers of visitors, including
pupils from several of the out-of
town schools. School spirit, as evi
denced by school yells and applause
of the most enthusiastic kind, was
Preceding the contest last night,
the students of the various high
schools were the guests of the stu
dent body and faculty of the Green
ville Female College, at that institu
tion yesterday afternoon. This so
cial event of the meet was most
pleasant and successful in every
COSTLY FIRE AT GEORGETOWN.
Atlantic (Oas! Lumber CoriKiratlon's
Plant Hoi ned to Ground.
Georgetown, April 21.-Tho plant
of the Atlantic Coast Lumber Cor
poration, said to bo one of tho larg
est lumber plants in the world, hav
ing a capacity of a half million f^et
per day, was almost completely de
stroyed by fire, which broke out
this morning about 5 o'clock. Fan
ned by a strong wind from the
north, which increjioed as tho fire
made headway, it seemed that noth
ing in the pathway of. the flames
could escape. One of the mills,
which was located north of where the
fire commenced, and another, which
was not direct'.y in the direction in
which the wind was blowing, remain
?landing. Two mills, together with
the power bouse and two dry kilns
and a vast amount of lumber, about
ten million feet, were destroyed. The
loss is estimated at about a half mil
lion dollars, and is said to be com
pletely covered by insurance.
The management has announced
that the work of rebuilding will be
?tartod at once, and that the two
MBCTERS OF NEWS AT HENKCA.
Lnrnry Society Holds Interesting
SRctiug^-Two Railway Accidents.
ieneca, April 22.--Special: Sat
uraay last was the date of two serl
oflaccidentB with the Southern rail
wA, both occurring in or near Sen
eoB Milus Jones, a negro boy, at
tempted to "swing" a freight train
a? was so seriously injured that it
w8 thought he would die. He is
s til living, but it is possible that the
irXry will result fatally.
'BB NO. 37 approached the bridge
ovK Seneca river a woman was seen
>t<roe crossing in tho direction of the
ofiBoming train. She attempted to
stVd on the end of a cross-tie, but
w^p struck by the engine and killed.
T? body was brought to Seneca and
l?Sr Identified as that of Mrs. Du
BWe, wife of John On Bose, of West
nmfter. It is said that she was en
djByorlng to walk to her old homo at
jflBg's Mountain when the accident
oeSrred costing her life. The body
?ftJreent to King's Mountain for
(SH?1 MoHdny night the second open
maning of the Palmetto Literary So
cjMy took place ?at the school audito
rlfltn. The following program was
trewered: Essay, by Miss Blanche
SttBttuth; jokes, by Willie Austin;
prepared speech by Wilkes Dendy.
Derate: "Resolved, That the Panama
CtAa'l tolls question should be sub
mitted to arbitration." 1st affirma
tive, Miss Vivian Bradberry; 1st neg
atve, Miss L. E. Lowery; (Music by
M?8 Marie Grant); 2d affirmative,
Miss Lura Perritt; 2d negative, Miss
Lofise Lawrence. (Music, by Misses
Irjne Elroad and Kathleen Gaines);
3d|jfifnrmative, Miss Nina Farmer;
3df?negatlve, Miss Nanalyne Brown.
OSpslc by Misses Nancy Hines and
PMRS Dillard). Jokes by Miss Kate
Luinpkin; recitation by Miss Annie
Walker; quartette ("Moonlight on
the Lake"), Thornley Cary, Wilkes
Dendy. Horace Wood and Carse Mar
MAX the teachers of the high school
atwmded the oratorical contest at
Greenville last Friday night. While
S?neca did not get a place, she was
prwad of the effort put forth by her
rewesentative. Horace Wood. We
congratulate our sister town ? Wai
nui;) on her attainments, and are
grained that the honor came to our
county again, Seneca, having won
Miss Virginia King, bf Greenville,
is visiting her friend, Miss Mary
W. M. Propst represented tho Sen
eca Presbyterian church at the re
cent meeting of Presbytery at West
minster. Seneca Presbyterians are
gratified to learn that, the next meet
ing will be held with the Seneca
Richard Carroll, the well known
colored educator and lecturer, of Co
lumbia, will lecture In the colored
Baptist church at this place on
Thursday night. A number of white
citizens have expressed a wish to
Miss Carol Herndon, of Greenville,
silent a few hours in Seneca last
Sunday. Her friends were pleased
to see her again.
The Kadell-Krutchfleld Co., which
showed here last week under a tent,
was very creditable and drew large
crowds. The silver tea service voted
to the most popular girl in Seneca
went to Miss Irene El rod.
Mrs, S. K. Dendy, Jr., is in Atlan
ta, where she will meet Mr. Dendy
and enjoy grand opera this week.
She went to No rc ross on Friday last,
where she visited relatives over Sun
Mrs. W. J. Lunney will leave Wed
nesday for Atlanta.
Miss Lula Gignilliat will also go
to Atlanta this week for grand opera.
Dr. E. A. Hines and G. W. Gignil
liat are recent purchasers of auto
H. L. Vernor, of Retreat, spent last
Sunday in Seneca, spending Sunday
night with M. Stokes Strlbling.
Miss Carrie Hunter, Mrs. T. E.
Strlbling and Miss Venter Strlbling
are other Senecaites who will go
down to Atlanta for grand opera.
Morgan Will ls Filed.
New York, April 21.-Mr. Mor
gan's will was filed for probate this
morning. Interest centered to-day in
the question of the value of the finan
cier's estate, and In what disposition
.his son would make of the vast col
lection of Morgan art treasures.
Some estimates made to-day placed
the total estate as high as ?i26,ooo,
000,,but according to a member of
the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., not
even the son himself can tell within
many millions the actual value of the
fortune. Until appraised by the
State for the purpose of collecting
.he inheritance tax the question prob
ably will remain open.
J. P. Morgan declined to-day to
state what will be the disposition of
the art treasures, but it was inti
mated he might make a statement
some time this week. Tho treasures
v.ero left to the son.
mills which were not burned will be
run night and day.
Owing to tho fact that most df the
pumps were p\tt out of commission
during the early stages of the fire
very little could be done to check the
flames; however, the plant of the
Dupont Powder Company, which
manufactures alcohol out of sawdust,
was saved by heroic work on the
cart of tho management and em
ployees of that plant.
NlOWS FROM WESTMINSTER.
Another Deplorable Accident-Visit
ors Coming and (Seing.
Westminster. April 22.-Special:
Came Gaines, of Central, was In this
community last week fox hunting.
Otto leathers, of tho Southern
Railway Co., is off for a few days'
Tho Stonecypher Horse and Cattle
Tonic Co. are doing quito an exten
sive business. They are shipping
their products now to points In all
tho Southern States.
Louis O. Russell, representing Ar
mour & Co., was in Westminster last
Thursday and Friday.
"Our Awful Aunt." a comic drama
lu two actB. was presented at tho
auditorium last Thursday evening hy
local 'talent for the benefit of the
base ball team. A good sum was re
alized. Those In the cast were:
.Misses Jodie Haley. Ha Wilson, Myr
tle Zimmerman, Mam io Blalock,
Christine Mulkey, Wilda England,
Messrs Will Dillard, George Hull,
Moses Hayes, Thad El rod, Jack Zim
merman and Tommie Willis. They
all acquitted themselves creditably.
J. Cullen Dearden, of Chamblee,
Ga., conductor on Hie Southern, paid
his father and mother and other rel
atives a visit Saturday and Sunday.
Milus Jones (colored), in attempt
ing to catch tho local freight at Sen
eca Saturday afternoon for his home
at Westminster, was thrown violent
ly to the ground and sustained a frac
ture of tho skull and other injuries,
from which tho doctors say ho cannot
Capt. W. E. Cheswell visited his
family here Saturday and Sunday.
Hon. Julius E. Boggs was among
those in attendance on tho meeting
of Presbytery here last Wednesday.
J. G. Breazeale spent, last week In
Greenville attending United States
Rev. J. E. McManaway, of the Bap
tist Home Mission Board, preached a
very able sermon at the New West
minster Baptist church last Wednes
Mink Johnson, a colored boy
whose home was Westminster, was
billed at Charlotte one day last week,
when an embankment under which
he was working caved lu.
MTS, John DuBo1^, while walking
across the trestle over Conerosa
creek last Saturday, was run dow
by a fast train and killed, her "nea
being severed from her body. This
is the second deplorable accident
near this place within tho last few
Mrs. Nannie Garner, of Greenville,
is visiting her father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Terrell.
Miss Anna Marett entertained a
number of little girls Saturday af
ternoon in honor of her little guests,
Irene and Mary Bomar, of Green
ville. Interesting games were played
on the lawn hy the little folks, after
which they were invited into tho din
ing room, whe. a delightful salad
course was served. All went away
thanking Miss Marett for a very en
Mrs. D. I. Mulkey spent Saturday
and Sunday with homefolks, return
ing to Atlanta Monday.
Mesdames J. H. Stonecypher and
F. M. Cross, Misses Jodie Haley and
Mamie Blalock left Tuesday for At
lanta, where they go to attend grand
Mrs. J. E. Dickerson will be home
to-day from Cornella, Ga., where she
has si>ent several days visiting her
sister, Mrs. F. Gleason.
Mrs. H. M. Hester, assisted by Mrs.
I. S. Pitts and Mrs. B. D. Breazeule,
entertained the ladles of the Baptist
church Monday afternoon. Mrs. Hes
ter's beautiful home is conveniently
arranged for entertaining. W-hen
the ladies had all arrived papers
were distributed containing questions
relating to home missions. After
the questions had been studied and
answers written the papers were
gathered and given to the president,
Mrs. T. N. Carter, who read them
aloud. The answers showed that the
ladies we^e well infonmed on home
mission',. A liberal offering was
made. A meeting was announced for
next Monday to finish their appor
tionment-seventy-five dollars. De
lightful refreshments were served.
A FLORENCE NEGRO FIEND.
Attacks and Injures Wife and Son
of Prominent Citizen.
Florence, April 20.-The wife of a
prominent Florence ci?zon and uer
eon, a boy of about 12 years, were
murderously asswultod by a negro,
Herman Kelly, about 10.30 o'clock
last night. Kelly applied at ?.he
home of his victim to buy a pint of
milk for a restaurant accustomed to
buy from her. Sae delivered the
milk in her own pitcher, none having
been brought. In a few minutes
Kelly returned the pitcher, paying
for the milk, and as th?? iady reached
for it, 'he caught her by the left arm,
and swung a long-handled wrench,
used by car inspectors, striking her
on the 'head. He forced her into the
room, striking 'her several times
with tho heavy wrench, she scream
ing aloud. Her son 'attempted to
dash from the room for assistance
and Kelly caught him, dealing hint a
fearful blow on tho head with the
wrench., following him to the yard
and striding him again. He then
dashed towards the back fence, as
the lady's cries were attracting per
sons from all around. The home ls
near the old Jacobi Hotel on Front
strp*?t. In trying to gel over inc
Former Resident of <?reenvlUe Took
His Own I/itv I /a M Saturday.
(Greenville News, 21st.)
Life overshadowed for years hy a
pall that apparently could not he
dispelled - engendered hy the
thought of the blood of a fellow
man upon his 'hands, ever rising like
the ghost of llanqui) to haunt bin? in
itho hours of both day and night; rec
ollections of a long tenn served be
llied prison walls; the grief over a
young daughter having died by her
own hand, and of other family trou- ,
bles-Walter Allen, formerly a resi
dent of this city and well known in
the com ni un i?'y, last Saturday put an
end to his troubles, in Concord, N.
C., where he went about two
months ago to make his home. The
body was brought hack to Green
ville for interment, reaching here
Some. 12 or 111 years ago Allen
was tried in the Court of General
Sessions of Ibis county for tho death,
of one Henry Trammel, in thc upper
part, of G'reenville. Tho jury charged
with his ease found him guilty of
murder, but recommended him to
tho mercy of tho court. This brought
upon 'him a sentence for lifo in the
After he had served a nu m lier ot
years on 'his sentence, Allen made his
escape from prison, lt is said that
he c?nie straight back to Greenville
and went to seo his wife. Tho de
sire to see her and IK at home once
more is said to have been tho sole
reason for mnking his escape. Cre
dence is lent to this statement from
tho fact that Allen went back to the
State prison of 'his own accord and
surrendered to his old keepers.
When somo seven or more years
had passed away the prisoner pro
cured executive clemency. It could
not be learned definitely last night
whether ho was pardoned or paroled.
At any rate, Allen came back home
and went to work. The years in
prison evidently 'had a reforming ef
fect upon the man, for he changed
his way of living, and up until the
time of his death, so far as is known,
?he walked straight in the narrow
Several months ago Allen's young
daughter, then some 13 years of
age,' shot herself to death, a
hom western *ectl(>n
morning about 10 o'clock, and it was
said ?at the time that she killed her
self because she did not want to go
to school. Whether this was tho rep!
motive no one knows. Her father,
who for the pr.st few years worked as
a traveling salesman, came homo at
the time. He seemed to be deeply
gr.eved over the death of his daugh
The man went away again, and
nothing more was heard of bini
that is, publicly-until news was re
ceived in the city yesterday that be
had ended his lifo in Concord. N. C.
MAIN LFVKK YJKLDS TO FLOOD.
Hieb Ca rm i tig Liuids 1 teing Inundat
Vicksburg, Miss., April 21.-Th?
main line of tho Mississippi river
levee broke at 1.30 this afternoon at
Woodlawn, Miss., near Shippers'
Landing, according to information
received here by Capt. Baker, of tho
United States army relief corps.
Tho break In the levee is four
miles north of Mayersville, in Issa
qtiena county, which will be Inun
dated together with numrerous other
towns in that and Sharkey counties.
The Misisssippi river in the vicin
ity of tho crevasse is higher than
ever before, and a conservative esti
mate is that between 11,000 and 12,
000 people will be made homeless as
a result of the break. The property
loss will total several hundred thou
Capt. Baker Immediately made
preparations for tho dispatch ot
steamers with relief supplies and
rescue crews to the vicinity of tho
break. The ne .vs was telephoned to
all towns in tho surrounding coun
try which could be reached, and run
ners on horseback were dispatched
from Mayersville and Duncansby to
warn the people of the Immediate vi
cinity to flee for their lives.
Thousands of acres of tho most
fertile cotton and corn fields in tho
Mississippi delta, all of which had
been planted, will be flooded, and
the IOSB to the farmers in that sec
tion will bo 'heavy.
This same section was flooded last
year for several months as a result
of the crevasse near Beulah, Miss
back fence his feet slipped and his
arms were skinned, but he got away
before the crowd reached him. He
was captured at the restaurant next
door several 'hours later, with every
evidence of being the right negro,
even to blood stains and freshly
washed cuffs and skinned arms. He
is now in jail. Both the lady and
her son are in a serious condition.
The victim is tho wife of a well
known yard conductor of the Atlan
tic Coast Line.
Ke?y is the same negro who was
i sent to the chain gang for three years
nome time ago, being caught, under a
bed In a private house In tho city.
He ie about 22 -years of age. He has
worked recently at Hihe industrial
school. He was a good worker tfhen
on the chain gang, but the police
have been watching him since he