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By STECK, SH BLOB & SCHRODER,_ _ WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 191?. New Series No. 802.-Volume LX1V.-No. 3?.
finished opening our Stock of
Fall Goods, which is the largest
and most complete we have ever
Come in and give us a look.
C. W. & J. E. Bauknight,
Walhalla, S. O.
. Young man, has it ever occurred to you that
Confidence is the greatest Money Maker in the world?
Thc man who succeeds best in any undertaking
is the man who believes sincerely in the thing whicn
he undertakes, and inspires a like belief in others.
CONFIDENCE is the expression of charatcter
it is the Basis of Credit. The late J. F. Morgan said he
"would not do business with the man he couldnot trust."
So, young man, if you want to cut a figure in the
World of Endeavor, begin now, in your home town, to
Inspire the Confidence of others.
Come to our Bank; have a heart-to-heart talk
with our officers. You will find them ready to listen,
glad to advise. We want you to feel that we are here
to give human service-not to awe you, but to Inspire
Westminster Bank,
Westminster, S. C.,
P. P. SULLIVAN, - - Cashier.
Citizens of "Long Creek Section Are
to Raise J? 1.5(H).
Long Creek, Sept. 2.-Special: A
meeting was held at Leng Creek
church on Monday, September 1st,
for the purpose of considering the
benefits and to adopt means of as
sisting in the building of a school in
this vicinity, as proposed by tho Bea
verdam Baptist Association. The
meeting was organized by electing
Ous C. Arve as chairman and George
Matheson as secretary.
The chairman called for short
speeches, and W. M. Brown, of Wal
halla, opened with a short discourse
on educational advantages and was
followed by M. D. Lee and others.
The question arising as to the lines
of the new district, it was discussed
and information given by P. Wood
all, M. D. Lee and others.
Motion was made and carried that
the trustees of Long Creek and Pop
lar Springs school districts call a
meeting to vote on and specify a line
to be made in those districts to show
the new district lines.
Motion was also made and carried
that the people of this section try to
raise the BUID of $1,500 towards the
said school.
Miss McMahan was invited to ad
dress the meeting and spoko of the
pleaauro it gave her to see tho enthu
siasm displayed by this meeting.
The following gentlemen were
elected to serve as a committee to
secure and collect contributions. The
chairman of this meeting was given
the power to appoint others:
Committee-George Cobb, Pearl
Woodall, George Matheson, T. Ilnl
sey, F. B. Lee, West Moore, Thomas
Hamey, * Rev. D. F. Carter, Grover
Watkins, Silas Butt.
The following resolutions were
then unanimously carried:
Resolved, That we are thankful for
and appreciate the efforts being made
to help us in building up the educa
tional facilities of this mountain
Resolved. That we pledge our
selves to assist ?.nd work for tho said
I*rcve?ted by Federal Commander,
Say Tliree Who Escaped.
Eagle Pass, Texas, Aug. 30.-In
vested by 10,000 rebels and defend
ed by 5,000 Federals, Torre?n, State
af Coahuila, Mexico, bolds a number
af Americans who have been refused
permission to leave the besieged
city, according to three American
refugees who arrived here to-day.
rho trio, Frank and Milton Chlsum
and Andrew Odell, escaped after
Sen. Bravo, the Federal commander,
had said no American could quit the
place. They procured mules, and,
unharmed, made the journey of 600
miles to' Piedras Negras, the rebel
headquarters opposite Elngle Pass.
The men said the Federals In Tor
re?n burn their dead each day and
:hat disease has been largely pre
sented. A scarcity of food, however,
s occasioning much suffering among
;he poor.
Incident, to the Investment, of the
dty, the refugees said, six Americans,
nembers of the Constitutionalist
irmy, were captured recently and
uunmarlly executed. The losses In
.ecent engagements, they declare, are
lot nearly so heavy ns reported, to
filing not more^ than 300 or 400 on
mch side.
Singing nt Little River.
Duff Dolding, of Pickens county,
viii conduct an all-day singing at
dttle River church, Oconeo county,
m Sunday, September 7th. Every
>ody cordially Invited to come and
?ring well-ftlled baskets.
ichool in every possible way.
Resolved, That the location of the
laid school is in every way accepta
>1e to thia meeting, and we believe
hat lt could not be located in any
dace where it would be of more ad
vantage to the mountain children
within a radius of 100 miles.
The meeting then adjourned.
J. H. Harter Receives Bullet tn Hts
ll, :.n While at Depot
Hampton, Aug. 31.-Chief of Po
lice J. B. H?rter, of Allendale, was
shot through the heart and instantly
killed on the depot platform at Lena,
near this place, about 3.30 o'clock
this afternoon. Harter was walting
to board a train to return to Allen
dale when shot.
J. P. Walker, section foreman for
the Southern railway at Lena, is
charged with the shooting and was
arrested at about ."> o'clock by Magis
trate E. A. Zeigler. of Estill. and
turned over to Sheriff J, H. Lightsey,
Who will bring him to tho Hampton
county jail to-night.
Walker, it is said, will not deny
having been ono of tho principals in
the shooting, refusing to make any
statement regarding the affair ?by
advice of his attorney.
Details of the shooting are meagre
and have boen very hard to obtain.
So far as is known there were no
eye-witnesses to the shooting, ex
cepting the man who did it and his
Chief of Police Harter was a very
popular man in his community, and
was a faithful and efficient police offi
cer. He was prominently connected
with the chase which resulted in the
capture of tho desperado Austin a
few months ago. He was a man of
family and is survived by a widow
and six children. He was about
forty years old.
Old Trouble Alleged.
Allendale, Aug. 31.-J. B. Harter,
chief of police of Allendale, accord
ing to news received here, was shot
and killed to-day about 3 p. m. by
A. L. Walker, at Lena, where he had
gone to take into custody a negro
prisoner. While Harter was waiting
at the depot to take the train home,
Walker, who is the section foreman
at that place, is reported to havo ap
proached without warning and shot
Harter, killing him instantly.
It is said that Walker had an old
grude against Harter and had made
threats against his life. It seems
that about a year and a half ago Har
ter arrested and disarmed Walker on
the streets of Allendale, but whe
ther or not this iucldcnt had any
bearing on the tragedy to-day is not
Walker mid Bon Hold for Killing.
Hampton. Sept. I.-The coroner's
jury of inquest over the dead body of
J. B. Harter, chief of police of Allen
dale, who was killed yesterday after
noon at Lena, this county, this even
ing rendered a verdict that the offi
cer "came to his death by pistol shot
wounds from a pistol in the hands of
J. F. Walker, aided and abetted by
Ben Walker, his son." Ben Walker,
the 11-year-old sou of Joe F. Wal
ker, was arrested to-day, and the
coroner's jury implicated him in the
shooting of Harter.
The inquest was held 'at Estill to
day at 12 o'clock. Oscar Pasleton,
J. B. Proseer, T. J. McIntosh and J.
E. Young, all eye-witnesses to the
killing, testified in substance to the
following statement of facts: On
Sunday afternoon at about 3 o'clock
Mr. Harter was sitting on a bench on
the depot platform at Lena in com
pany of Rev. W. J. Langston, of Co
lumbia, and Oscar Carlton. J. F.
?Waiker and his son Ben came walk
ing down the railroad from the di
rection of their home. On arriving
at the bench, Walker demanded his
pistol from Harter, who stated that
he did not have lt. When the re-'
quest was refused Walker hit Harter
over the head with a pistol. Harter
attempted to resist, but was pushed
back by Walker repeatedly, while
Walker and his son kept up a con
tinuous fire in the direction of Har
ter, the younger man standing on the
left of his father. The attention of
the witnesses was not called to tho
affair until after sev 'al shots were
fired. Each of them swore that he
dla not see Harter shoot at all.
Raised ?IO Cheek to $1,000.
New York, Aug. 29.-Robert G.
Norton, a real estate dealer of Sa
vannah, Ga., arrested last night by
telegraphic request of the Savannah
chief of police, who wired that Nor
ton was wanted on charges of manip
ulating a clieck, was locked up in de
fault of $2,000 ball. Norton was
arrested al. the home If Miss Mina
Robinson in Brooklyn.,, She said ho
was proposing marriage to her when
the detectives called him outside and
took him away.
Charge Against Norton.
Savannah. Ga., Aug. 29.-Robert
G. Norton, arrested in Brooklyn Inst
night, ls not wanted for a $20,000
forgery, as was first reported. He is
alleged to have raised a check for
$16, given him by his mother, to
$1,600, depositing $500 to his ac
count in a local bank, taking $100
in cash and New York exchange for
Of tho Old Stone Church and Ceme
tery Association.
Place: Old Stone Church.
Date: September 6th, 1913.
Time: 11.30 a. m.. at which time
a sermon or address is promised by
Rev. J. C. Batloy. Jr., of Liberty.
Come, and do not forget your din
ner and your annual dues ($1.00).
J; Miles Pickens, President.
R. N. Brackett, Sec'y-Treas.
Clemson College, Sept. 1.
Walhalla Citizens Pledge p
Amounts Subscribed by
Town ville. Anderson,
dleton. Clemson C
A meeting was held last night at
Pitchford's Hall for the purpose of
ascertaining the amount of* money
that will be immediately necessary
for putting in good shape the moun
tain roads to Highlands and Cash
ier's Valley, N. C., and it was the
concensus of opinion that something
like $4,000 will be necessary to do
the work tn first-class shape.
Walhalla proposes to raise half the
amount. Tue other towns along the
two routes from Walhalla to Ander
son were taken Into consideration
and will be given opportunity to sub
scribe, and if they as a whole raise
in excess of $2,000, Walhalla,
through those citizens present at the
meeting last night, will meet tho ex
cess, making Walhalla's policy one of
"Dollar for Dollar" along the whole
line of the proposed loop from An
derson to Walhalla. In other words,
Walhalla proposes to raise one dollar
for every dollar raised at Westmin
ster, Oak way, Townvllle, Anderson,
Sandy Springs, Pendleton, Clemson
All incomes Over $100,000 to Re Hit
By Increased Tax.
Washington, Aug. 31.-The burst
of Democratic insurgency which
lifted the tariff revision struggle out
of the routine channels in the Sen- I
ate during the last week is to have j
its final hearing in a caucus of Sen- I
ate Democrats to be held late to-mor- !
row or Tuesday. The Democratic
members of the finance committee, |
who have undertaken to compose the j
differences in the party ranks and 1
devise compromise income tax pro
Visions to meet the demands of the
"insurgents," worked throughout to- .
day over those and other features of i
the tariff bill, and will be ready to j
report to the caucus by to-morrow
As a result of the fight led by
Senators Reed, Vardaman, Thomp
son, Ashurst and others of the so
c: lied "insurgent" forces, the bili
will be revised as to its income tax
provisions, and a heavier tax levied
on large Incomes. This change will
be against the judgment cf many of
the party leaders who helped to
frame the bill and who point out that ;
its proposed 4 per cent tax on in
comes over $100,000 is as high as
the tax in other countries; but the
"insurgents" hold enough votes to
control the situation and to force the
adoption of some of the radical
amendments proposed by Senators
La Follette, Bristow, Borah and oth
After tllO Rig Incomes.
It is expected that the caucus will
adopt a rate graduated up to 5 per
cent "additional tax" on incomes
above $100,000, with graduations !
from that figuro up to 7 per cent on
those above $500,000. As this lat
ter tax would strike only a few in
comes in this country, many of the I
insurgents insist upon a greater In- I
crease after the $100,000 figure ls!
reached, so that the tax would be 10 |
per cent, or even more, above $500,
000. To this "additional tax"
would be added the regular "normal i
tax" of 1 per cent.
The Income tax fight is the last big ?
contest before the final passage of
the tariff bill. Many items are still
to be considered, including the pro- j
posed tax on trades in cotton fu- '
tures; but with the settlement of j
the income tax rates lt ls expected
tho tariff bill will proceed rapidly to
its final passage. Its first reading
Was completed late yesterday, and
some of the Senate leaders still be- |
lieved to-day that Its final passage
would occur next Saturday.
The Currency Reform Fight.
Meantime preparations are under
way for opening up the currency rc- 1
form fight in the Senate at an early
date. While consideration of the
new bill has not yet started in tho I
house, the Senate committee on |
banking and currency wjll begin
hearings Tuesday, with representa
tives of th? American Bankers' Asso
ciation as the witnesses. Bankers
who joined in the recent conference
at Chicago and who adopted resolu
tions demanding many changes in
the currency bill, are to bo heard at
length beginning Tuesday.
Some Changes Aro Likely.
Tho Senato leaders expect to sup
port tho bill now before the House in
its essential details, but some
changes are likely to be made In cer
tain features of the measure. None
of these changes, it is claimed, will
affect the vital principles of the bill.
House leaders expect consideration
of the currency reform measure to,
begin late In the week. The bill as
recently approved by tho Democratic
o Raise Amount Equal to
Westminster, Oakway,
Sandy Springs, Pen
ollege and Seneca.
College and Seneca, even though
these subscriptions should exceed the
amount figured on as necessary to
complete the-Ilighlands and Cashier's
Valley roads.
Tho Toxaway road will be consid
ered as soon as the other two aro put
in good shape.
Will Visit Highlands To-Morrow.
A party of business men will leave
Walhalla to-morrow to go over the
route to Highlands. They are sched
uled to take dinner at Alfred Whit
mire's, just across tho Chattooga
river, then meet tho officials and citi
zens who are now at work on the
eight miles of Georgia roadway, mak
ing Highlands in the evening. A
hearty invitation has been extended
hy the citizens of the thriving little
town of Highlands to spend the
night there, and a meeting of citi
zens has been arranged for.
The roads to Highlands and Cash
ier's Valley are going to be put in
good shape. Thero's no hot air about
Revival Services Next Week-Rev.
T. M. Striming Returns to Texas.
Richland, Sept. 1.-Special: Mrs.
W. H. Cools visiting relatives at Clo
ver, S. C.
Miss Selma Driver left Tuesday to
vib'rt relatives in Anderson.
Emily and Sloan Jordan returned
to their home In Greenville Wednes
day, after spending several weeks at
the home of their grandmother, Mrs.
E. R. Stribling.
Mrs. S. A. Stribling, of Enoree, Is
visiting at tho home of J. P. Strib
Miss Cornelia Foster returned
home Saturday after a two weeks'
visit to rela?ves in Hendersonville,
N. C.
Rev. F. D. Vaughan, of Winnsboro,
spent several days last week with
his friends in this community, who
were glad to see him again.
Miss Bert Morris and Fred Strib
ling 8|>ent from Wednesday until to
day with Miss Emily Jordan in
Jack Berry, formerly of Jackson
ville, Fla., but recently transferred
to Atlanta, is visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Berry.
Rev. V. M. Stribling left Saturday
morning for Cedartown, Ga., wherf.
he preached Sunday before resuming
his journey to his home In Com
merce, Texas. He has spent a month
with his mother, Mrs. E. R. Stribling,
and other relatives.
Miss Grace Verner left Saturday
for Fountain Inn, where she will
spend the winter with her sister,
Mr?. Furman Burns. She will be ;n
the tenth grade of the Fountal i Inn
High School, which opens this i .orn
Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Davis and
sons, of Atlanta, are visiting their
parents and relatives In this com
Robert Davis leaves to-day to re
sume his work at the North Georgia
Agricultural College. He will be a
member of the sophomore class.
Mrs. S. F. Hales, better known as
Miss Lizzie Conger, of Carncsville,
Ga., is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. P.
The young people enjoyed a trip
to Clemson College on a picnic Tues
day. They left early In a four-mule
wagon, spent the day seeing the
sights, buying grapes, etc., and re
turned lat? in the evening. Rev.
T. M. Stribling and Mrs. L. M. Berry
chaperoned the crowd. <
Rev. I. E. Wallace will conduct a
series of meetings at Richland Pres
byterian church next week. Services
will begin Thursday morning at
10..tn n'fiopir o.r;d continue, morning
and evening, until Friday night.
There will bo no services Saturday,
but there will be on Sunday morning
at'11 o'clock, followed by commun
ion services.
The Charges Were Sustained.
The committee of ministers re
cently appointed to Investigate the
charges preferred against Rev J. J.
Pa>Tuir, pastor of the New West
minster Baptist church, filled their re
port of findings last Sunday at West
minster. The charges were sus
tained by the investigation and the
clergyman wan excluded from minis
try of the Beaverdam Asociatlon.
Housto caucus will be laid before the
House as the administration meas
ure, with the indorsement of the
.Democratic House membership be
hind it. While ample time will be
given for debate, Hon se leaders hope
that its passage will be accomplished
within a short time. *
Announcement of Her Death Lasn
Sat unlay ('anio As Surprise
Tho announcement of the death o?
Mrs. C. li. Oolunig last Saturday
morning came as a surprise to many
friends hore, who, though they bait
known that sho waa not woll, wore
not prepared for the news of her
death, which occurred at ll o'clock.
Friday night at her home on Malii
street. Mrs. Oeh m lg had been In de
clining health for more than a ycar"
but some months ago, after receiv
ing treatment by a specialist, ber
condition was greatly improved, and
only the immediate family and a few
Intimate friends knew that her con
dition was not. as favorable within
tho past few weeks as lt had beer
Mrs. Ooh mig was a native of ?rf?P
many, having been born at Plaue*'..,
Saxony, June 5th, 1840. she being ai
the time of her death a few montbt
over 67 years of age. Her maldon'
name was Wilhelmina Hoofer, and it:
November. 1 854, at. the age of eight
years, she, with her parents, landed!
at Charleston, coming directly (rc-m
there to Walhalla, and here they
made their homo. In early child
hood she was confirmed Into tho Lu
theran church, and at the time of ber
death she was a member of tho Wal
halla church o? that denomination.,
remaining a consistent member t?
the end, though In recent years she
had not, owing to falling health?
been a regular attendant upon the
Mrs. Oehmig had been twice mar
ried, her first husband being Charle?
C. Perry, of Charleston. To this un
ion three sons were born, all of
whom survlVe. They are Fred C.
and Daniel H. Perry, of Columbi*,,
and Edward C. Perry, of "Wlfliatn
ston. Her second- 'marriage wus lc
C. B. Oehmig, of Annaberg, Saxony?
on the 15th of March, 1877, and he
with three children, survives. Th?,
children of this union are Mrs. C. V.
Hbefer, Carl G. Oehmig and Mrs. G
G. Pike, of Columbia. She is also
survlvecl by one sister, Miss Mary
' Hoefer, who for a number of years
has made her homo hero with Mr.
?and Mrs. Oehmig. To these and
other relatives of tho deceased ls ex
tended the sincere sympathy of many
friends In their sorrow.
j In the death of Mrs. Oehmig ont
of Hie oldest residents of Walhalla
has been removed, and her taking
away is deeply deplored.
j On Sunday morning funeral ser
! vieeB were held at St. John's Luthe
ran church, the services being con
ducted by her pastor, Rev. J. B. Um
berger, and her former pastor, Rer.
? T. B. Epting, of Brunswick, Ga., who
is here now on a visit. Immediately
after the services at the church the
remains were taken to the family
I plot In tho Lutheran cemetery, where,
they were tenderly lowered to then"
last resting place. The pall-bearere
were: George Burklein, John Kuem
merer, lt. F. Kaufmann, Louis Kim
' rodt, Fred M. Biemann and George
i M. Ansel. ,
There was a large concourse of
I sorrowing friends of the family both
at the church and at the grave, ano
I the Moral tributes were exquisita.
j Many of those present on this sad oo
I easton were from the country and
from more distant points.
Three Mules Killed; Drivers Shocked
Easley. Aug. 31.-In an electrical
storm here Friday afternoon three
mules were killed and their twa
drivers were rendered unconscious
for several ?Minutes. One of th?
mules, a very handsome $300 muh',
was owned by the Glenwood mill,
while the other two were owned by
Messrs. Looper and Tomkins, farm
ers who r< >iUe about three milei
east of this plat and at the scene
of the accident.
The team of mules had been sent
to the country to carry a load of tim
ber to a saw mill. Tho drivers sav?
the approaching storm, so unhitches*
the mules and led them under a shel
ter that was built adjoining a stable
that had two mules in it A third
mule was led under the shelter. Two
of tho mules under this shelter were
killed instantly and the third was
knocked to tho ground. The light
ning then passed- over the mule l.t
the first stall and struck and killeV
1 the one in the second stall. The tws
men were holding the mules under
the shelter and how they escaped
death ls miraculous. Another frons
of the lightning was that it complete
ly passed over one mule directly la
lin? with two that wore killed and
then killed the third mule. The shel
ter and stable wore not damaged is
tho slightest.
A very peculiar thing in connec
tion with this accident is the fact
that twice before this summer the
Ole.', .vood mill mule, a victim of Fri
day afternoon's storm, had broke?
loose from its driver and run away
during othor electric storms when a
?bolt of lightning came.
Cross Roads Meeting Closed.
Cross Roads. Sept. 2.-Special.
Rev. J. B. Tramo! has Just closed *
meeting at Cross Roads No. 2.
There were 27 additions to th?
church, 20 of whom are to be bap
tised next third Sunday. The church
waa greatly revived. * This was one ot
the beet meetings for many year?,
and possibly never has been exce?e*
at Cross Roads. There were but few
left In the fields of sin in tho settle
ment, and may the Lord soon arrest
[ them. ,__

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