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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. FEED. 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 skyward. Take advantage of the opportunity to buy better feed than corn and oats at a cheaper price. Our brands: Purina Feed and Purina Molasses Feed. 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 the launching. 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 lunch basket. 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. Miles O'Kelley. Wost Un.cn, April 22. HOT BISCUIT, 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 College auditorium. 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 contest. 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 Slave." Laurens High School (Hugh K. Aiken-"Sergeant Prentis' First Plea." 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 Oration." Fountain Inn High School (Philip Price)-"Three Words, Arnold the Traitor." Walhalla High School (Waddy Duncan)-"The Spirit of Conquest," by Thos. Carwln. Central High School (Carl Mor gan)-".Catiline's Dfiance." Westminster High School (Jack Zimmerman )-Wilson's Inaugural Address." 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 year. Successful Contest?. 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 in abundance. Reception Given. 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 way. 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 ett. 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 last year. Miss Virginia King, bf Greenville, is visiting her friend, Miss Mary Julia Reid 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 church. 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 hear him. 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 day. 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 mobiles. 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' rest. 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 recover. 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 Court. 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 day night. 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 weeks. 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 joyable afternoon. 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 opera. 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 yesterday afternoon. 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 Stato penitentiary. 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 way. Several months ago Allen's young daughter, then some 13 years of age,' shot herself to death, a hom western *ectl(>n c ity\T^e^TOg^WieHSri!iWW?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 ter. 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 ed-113,000 Homeless. 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 sand dollars. 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 was released.