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New Serie? No. HOI.-Volmno LX1V._No. ?8.
Our Mr, C. W. Bauknight is
in the St. Louis markets this
week purchasing a select lot of
Mules, Horses and Mares. They
will probably reach Walhalla
Monday of next week. Call
early and look over the bunch
and get your pick.
Terms and prices to suit.
C. W. & J. E. Bauknight,
' Walhalla, S. 0.
Will only take you to the dividing line between
Desire and Attainment. It is thc strong, active horse
that takes you over the line and into the realms of
An active, purposeful "will" is a necessary factor
in turning Desire into Actual Accomplishment. The
man or woman who says "I will have money to pro
tect my family and furnish old agc comforts" and at
once begins to systematically save the odds and ends of
income-build them into a lump sum-will generally
have their desire gratified. The Determination back
of thc Desire spurs them on to greater effort. Op
portunities to accumulate come to them that never
come to the thriftless spender.
Start to accumulate. If you gc? at it systemat
ically it will surprise you how quickly the small sums
become worth while. No othct plan is so good, so
sure as our Bank Account Plan.
Westminster Bank,
Westminster, S. C.,
Expresa Messenger Accused by Street
May Ile Innocent*
Charleston, Sept. 13.-There are
some Interetsing rumors In connec
tion with the hold-up of Express
Messenger Coleman on Southern train
No. 14, somewhere between Charles
ton and Sumemrville. It will be re
membered that Coleman was held by
the Charleston police, and later a
white man by tho name of Street was
arrested in connection with the rob
bery. Ile admitted it and said that
Coleman was in on the deal and as
sisted him in the work. Coleman
stoutly denied this, and declared that
tho story is absolutely false in every
lt is reliably stated that the Sou
thern Express Company did not or
der the arrest of Coleman, and that
the Company later went on his bond
in order that he might be released
from prison, lt is said that a pack
\go was gi ven Coleman the night of
ne robbery contai.ling $1,000, and
tnat the money was in the safe to
which he had the combination.
Later it ls said that. Coleman,
when he reached a station on the
Uno where money is placed in a safe
for through transportation, and tho
combination of which is not known
by the express messenger, h<> asked
that the $i,ooo be transferred from
his safe, and tho amount was thus
taken out of his hands and placed
where he could not have come into
possession of it again because he
could not open the through safe.
This, it. is thought, points to the
innocence of Coleman and shows
that If a robbery had been planned
he would have left this money where
he could have gotten lt easily.
Safest Laxativo fo:- Women.
Nearly every woman needs a good
kixative. Dr. King's New Life Pills
are good because they are prompt,
safe and do not cause pain. Mrs. M.
C. Dunlap, of Leadill, Tenn., says:
"Dr. King's New Life Pills helped
her troubles greatly." Cet a box to
day. Price, 2 fie. Recommended by
all druggists. adv.
Of N. Y., N. H. & H. Train-Hotly
liles Long Unidentified.
New York, Sept.. 13.-"Big Tim"
Sullivan was killed by being struck
by a New York, New Haven & Hart
ford train on \ugust 31st. His body
was taken to tho morgue at Pelham,
where lt was Identified to-day by his
Sullivan was killed shortly after
he disappeared from his brother's
home. Ho was f>0 years old and left
a fortune estimated at two million.
Ills mind was failing and he had es
caped from his brother's home, where
he was kept practically a prisoner.
Ile was formerly a powerful Bast
Side politician.
"Hlg Tim's" Fortune (Jone ?
Now York, Sept. 14.-The body of
Representative Timothy D. Sullivan,
who disappeared recently from his
brother's home at Williamsbridge has
been lound. Reports that he was in
a sanlltarium at Brewster, N. Y., un
der the caro of a Now York physi
cian, were declared by the physician
to 1)0 unfounded.
An attorney for tho committee
which was put in charge of Mr. Sul
livan's estates when he was adjudged
incompetent, certified to-day that the
former political leader was on tho
verge of bankruptcy. Claims against
Sullivan, he said, began to accumu
late soon after i:^ was placed in the
custody of relatives last January. If
these claims are allowed and paid,
the attorney said, tho value of "Big
Tim's" estate would be "doubtful."
This statement surprised Mr. Sulli
van's friends, most of whom believed
that ho was worth at least $1,000,
The declaration regarding Sulli
van's finances was made when the at
torney for his estate apjwared before
a Supremo Court Justice to oppose?
motion to compel tho payment of a
note for $f>,f>00, alleged to have been
executed by Sullivan.
Fach week patrons pay more than
6,380.000,000 nickels to moving pic
lure shows in the United States.
Over $42,000 Now Available for
Counties-Statement Issued.
Columbia, Sept. 14.-J. E. Swear
ingen, State Superintendent of Edu
cation; State Treasurer Carter and
Comptroller General Jones have dis
tributed among the 4 4 counties the
remaining balance ot' tho State dis
pensary fund, arising from sundry
sources since 1912. In accordance
with law, $99,195.GO from this source
was paid out on March 30, 1912. The
sum now available for distribution
is $42,060.43.
'. his fund is to be expended in the
discretion of each county board of
educ ition for the best interests of the
free public schools. In counties
where Che general school fund had to
be supplemented with bon- wed
money during the scholastic yea?' just
closed, all receipts from this source
may be legally expended for past in
"Only a few counties in the State."
said Superintendent Swearlngen, "arc
compelled to borrow money Tor edu
cational purposes, it is the policy of
educational authorities not only to
repay this borrowed money, hut to
seek to place each county on a cash
basis. This end may be readily ac
complished if each district board of
trustees can be induced to close each
scholastic year with a cash balance
of 20 percent In the county treasury.
Collections from taxes seldom suffice
to run the schools before December
1st. Repairs during vacation months
must be paid for in July and August, j
Where tho schools open in Septem- j
ber, teachers' salaries become duo In
October and November, before taxes
are collected. Counties failing to ?
carry forward an adequate cash bal
ance for school purposes are com
pelled under these circumstances to
borrow money to meet running ex
penses. Districts closing the year
in debt are in a worse condition, and
must sooner or later either close
their schools or levy additional taxes.
It, therefore, behooves every board
of trustees to consult with the Coun
ty Superintendent of Education, and
to make a careful estimate of re
ceipts for the current year. Neither
contracts nor actual expenditures
should bo allowed to exceed this es
timate. The dispensary apportion
ment at this season is opportune, and
will help to save many teachers and
school officers from embarrassment.
"Further distributions from this
source may bo made from time to
time. The purchase price of tho old
State dispensary building on Gervais
street in Columbia is to be paid in
animal installments, and the money
will bo apportioned to the schools
whenever the fund becomes availa
ble. The amount to be received from
this osurce is Inconsiderable, and fu
ture distributions will be insignifi
l und hy Counties.
Following is a list of the distribu
tions by counties:
Abbeville.$ 1,08 1 . 53
Aiken. 1.220.22
Anderson . 2,085.05
Bamberg . 482.60
Barnwell . 856.35
Beaufort. 580 . 33
Berkeley . 046.03
Calhoun . 415.31
Charleston. 1,548.64
Cherokee . 771.22
Chester . 906.07
Chesterfield. 590.4 8
Clarendon . 590.48
Colleton . 662.15
Darlington. 910.89
Dillon. 576.27
Dorchester . 550.01
Edgefleld . 837.81
Fairfield. 852 . 42
Florence . 1,103.9 4
Georgetown. 617.75
Greenville . 2,020.61
Greenwood . 1,071 . 85
Hampton . 509.94
Morry . 810.30
Jasper . 202.98
Kershaw . 738.12
Lancaster. 892.62
Laurens .1,256 . 02
I>ee.. 638.68
Lexington. 1,015.40
Marion . 585.15
Marlboro . 665.95
Newberry. 1,013.25
I nonce. 875.87
Orangeburg. 1,535.82
Pickens . 775.79
Richland . 1,452.62
Saluda . 720.1 1
3partanburg. 2,606. :'.t;
Sumter. 1,132.35
Union . 1.101 .02
Williamsburg . 824.50
Vork . 1,471.14
Total.$42.000 . 43
The following letter was addressed
>y Superintendent Swearlngen to the
bounty Superintendents of Education
if the State:
"This payment ls made under the
tct of 1912, a copy of which is Indos
id for your examination. Three
ourths of this amount may be ex
)onded during the scholastic year
19 13-14, representing the scholastic
ears 1911-12, 1912-13 and 1913-14.
recommend that this expenditure
)o made so as to prevent the accumu
ation of a large unused county board
Driving Goat? to 'Frisco.
Darlington, Sept. 14.-A man from
Uaska. driving eight goats, passed
brough Darlington this evening nt
?.30 on his way to California. He
eft Alaska somo months ago and ox
.ects to mako the trip to California
Irivlng the goat team.
Tho Mystery Sm -rounding Ikxly
Found in Hudson IN 1'Ienred.
New York, Sept. 14.-With the ar
rest early to-day ot Rev. Hana
Schmidt, assistant rector of St. Jo
seph's Roman Catholic church, charg
ed with tho murder of Anna Aumul
ler, a domestic, tho story surround
ing the finding of parts of the dis
membered body of a girl in tho Hud
son river was solved. Schmidt, ac
cording to tho police reports, con
fessed, and at tho time of his arrest
attempted to commit suicide by cut
ting his throat with a safety razor
"I killed her because 1 loved her
so much," Schmidt is alleged to have
told hi* captors, but the police ver
sion of the motive for the crime is
that the young woman was about te
become a motlier. He had married
her through a ceremony of Iiis awn
performing, without witnesses.
According to tho police and the
district attorney's office, Schmidt's
confession was full and absolute. In
it he is unoled as saying that he
killed his companion with a butcher's
knife and cut up the body with the
knife and a saw. The deed was com
mitted, the police say, shortly after
midnight on September 2, in an
apartment on Broadhurst avenue,
where the priest had placed her five
days before.
Body Cut to Pieces.
When her heart had ceased beat
in, according to the alleged confes
sion. Schmidt carried the body from
the bed to the hath room, and plac
ing it in tho tub began immediately
his gory task of cutting it up. With
the keen knife and the saw he cut
off the head, arms and legs. Still
afraid of detection he then cut the
body in two.
Five bundles, wrapped in bed
clothes and papers, were made of the
six parts. Five times Schmidt left
tho apartment house with a bundle
to cross the Hudson river to the Jer
sey Shore. Five times he leaned over
the stern of the ferryboat in mid
stream and gently gave the river Iiis
burden. Then ho returned to his
chu rch.
The stains of the girl's blood dis
colored tho bath tub when detectives
searched the apartment to-day.
Schmidt told tho police he had taken
ino mattress on which she lay when
he dealt the death blow under cover
of darkness to a vacant lot nearby
and burned lt.
in the apartment, among other
things, the police found a marriage
license issued in New York last Feb
ruary, bearing i lie names of the
priest and the murdered woman. Ac
cording to Schmidt's confession he
went through a mar ringo ceremony
with-tho girl. In this ceremony
Schmidt was both priest, and bride
groom; there were no witnesses.
Pillow Slip thc Clue.
A gayly colored pillow slip of unu
sual pattern led to Schmidt's appre
hension. This pillow, stained with
blood and soiled with the filth of the
river, was wrapped around a portion
of the torso. Tho detectives carried
the pillow slip to its manufacturer.
Tho manufacturer traced it to the
dealer, and ho to -Schmidt. And the
police, tracing Schmidt and the girl,
knew all about both of them hqurs
beforo they arrested him. Schmidt
was arrested by Inspector Faurot, In
charge of the detective bureau. The
priest was dressed in full clerical
garb when the detectives entered his
rooms in the parish house of his
church, in West 125th street. The
inspector produced a photograph of
?Miss Aumuller and asked Schmidt if
he knew the girl.
The priest, after a moment of hes
itation, inquired whether his visitors
were police officers. His actions in
dicated that he was expecting arrest.
He then asked permission to change
Iiis clothes, and it was when he left
tho room Inspector Faurot declared
that he attempted to cut his throat
with a safety razor blade.
A Coincident.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 14.- 'Rev.
Hans Schmidt, who was arrested in
New York for tho murder of Anna
Aumuller, was in Louisville from
August, 1909, until March. 1910. He
was not connected officially with any
church here, but was a visitor at the
home of Rev. Henry H. Westermann,
pastor of the Church of the Immacu
late Conception, where he was re
ceived at the request of tho late
Bishop William McCloskey, of the
diocese of Louisville.
According to Father Westermann,
his visitor kept his own counsel and
Iiis own company having littlo to do
with others In tho house or, so far as
lie knew, with outsiders. Ho per
sonally cared for his own room, deny
ing to admit a servant. He held the
legree of doctor of philosophy from
Ihe University of Munich and spent
much of ?his time In the study of
D'.iring the ixuiod of Schmidt's
lirlef stay in Louisville this city was
dal lied by the murder of 8-year-old
\lma Kellner, whose mutilated body
kvas found In Quick limo in the base
ment of St. John's Catholic, church,
nearly five months after her myste
ions disappearance, on December 8,
1909. Because tho manner in which
:he child's body was carefully cut
nto pieces and disposed of, bore
tome resemblance to the method em
iloyed in the murder of Aura Annuli
er In New York, Interest, in the Hell
ier case was revived to-night 00 re
:elpt of the news of Schmidt', arrest.
Joseph Wendling, Janitor at St.
Oharter for Electric Power Company
ID Pet!(soned For.
John I. Linier, of Walhalla, anil
'Marcellus B. Thornton, of Hickory,
N. <\, are the petitioners for a char
ter for the Linier Power Company,
with a capital stock of $40,000. The
l?e\ltlon as flied with tho Secretary
cf State recites that the principal
place of business of the proposed
corporation is to be at Walhalla, S.
C., and Its purpose that of generating
electricity for illuminating and
power purposes. The petition also
requests, the granting of rights to
acquire and sell lands, to erect dams,
to build power houses, to acquire
rights of way, and to construct
transmission lines to various towns
in thc State of South Carolina: also
to engage in manufacturing with
I electricity.
The capital stock ol' the proposed
corporation, as stated, is to be $40.
000, the stock to be divided into 1 PO
shares preferred stock of the par
value of $100 per share, and I'.OO
shares common stink of tho par
value of 1 00 each.
Mr. Linier luis for some time been
working on the proposition, and tile
Application for a ( harter for his com
pany is the result of the final sails
factory arrangement of all details
pertaining to the preliminary work.
His associate, Mr. Thornton, of'Hick
ory, N. C.. is expected to arrive in
Walhalla this week, and ?ill matters
of detail will be worked out.
The site of Ibo dam and power
house will be on the old Mauldin
Mill shoals, which are located 7 Vu
miles from Walhalla. The blue
prints for the dam. bul.dings and
machinery aro all in hand, and con
tracts for the electrical machinery
will be placed within the next ten
days. Mr. Linter's company already
has a contract with tho town of Wal
halla for lighting and also for power.
His contract calls for transmission of
power into the town on the com
pany's transmission lines, the town
to furnish its own wires, lamps, etc.,
and the citizens will purchase lights
or power from the municipal authori
ties, except in cases whore power io
to be delivered In excess of 10 horse
power, in which case the Linier com
pany viii deal direct with the con
sumer. The current furnished will
bc on a day and night basis, thus in
suring both to the town and the in
dividual user lights and power con
tinuously if dv'sired.
Mr. Linier states? that his company
? ill be ready for business between
the first day of March and the first
day of June. Hil l, the date of readi
ness for turning on the current be
ing dependent upon the weather con
ditions, which will, of course, mnte
rlally affect the progress of the work.
Tho contract entered into with thc
town of Walhalla is for a period of
five years, at thc expiration of that
time the town having the option of
renewing the contract or turning the
matter of furnishing light and power
to the individual consumers over to
tho Linier Company.
Mr. Linier states that every piece
of machinery lins been selected nec
essary for the erection and comple
tion of the plant, and that In doing
so the most modern electrical appli
ances have been chosen. As tending
to show the modern plan of the pro
posed plant ho stated that the con
trol of the whole supply of electrclty
will be centered in the olllce building
by means of a switchboard, from
which the current can be turned on
to its full capacity, or diminished at
will, ?ind maintained at a given point
of efficiency. This comparatively
new device does away with the
necessity of operating gates at the
dani by some one stationed there,
who would increase or diminish the
water flow on signals from the power
John's Catholic church, was arrested
in California three months after the
discovery of the body of the child
and was brought back to Louisville,
convicted of the murder and sen
tenced to life Imprisonment at Frank
fort. Wendling stoutly denied l. s
guilt, and the evidence was not. con
sidered sufficiently conclusive to
warrant the jury in bringing in a
death verdict against Wendling.
The detectives who were in charge
of the Investigation of the child's
death stated to-night that Schmidt's
name was never mentioned in connec
tion with the crime. In an interview
to-night at the Frankfort peniten
tiary. Wendling stated that ho had
never heard of Schmidt.
Schmidt Insane ?
New York, Sept. 16-Schmidt, who
confessed that he killed Anna Au
muller with a butcher's knife as a
"sacrifice to be consummated in
blood," is at the observai ion ward of
the Tombs to-night under the watch
ful eye of Dr. McGuire, the prison
physician. Warden Felton, of the
Tombs, declares tho man ls Insane,
one of the most dangerous men ever
confined in the prison, and in this
view he was upheld by Deputy Com
missioner of Corrections Wright.
From far-off Mainz, Cermany, there
came to-day to Monsigner Joseph F.
Money, Vicar General of tho Arch
Diocese c." New York, a cablegram
from tho secretary of tho Bishop,
which said that Schmidt had been
declared insane there and suspended
by the Bishop. The message read:
"Schmidt born at Aschaffenburg.
Priest of Diocese Mainz. Ran away
from Mainz because of attempted
frauds', arrested by police; declared
Insane by court and discharged."
Georgia Woman to Spend Lifo in Pe*
for Murder of Two.
Millen. Cn., Sept. 13.-Thirteen;
boura after it waa given the case, thc
Jury this morning returned a verdict,
of guilty against Mrs. Edna Perkin*
Qodbee, charged with tho murder ol
Mrs. Florence Godbeo, tho wifo of
her divorced husband. She was rec
ommended to morey.
'Mrs. Godbeo killed her former
husband and his wife nt tho Millen
post otllce August 18, when .Tud?e
Qodbee and his wife went, to get their
She snatched a revolver from her
handbag and shot the judge, who fell
mortally wounded. Then she turned
the smoking revolver on his wife,
and shot her three ti mts. Mrs. God
bee was indicted for the murder o?
both. She was (ried first for kiUiAA
his wile.
The case has excited the keon esl
interest throughout the Stale. Mr?,
Qodbee, as the defense claimed, wa?
mistreated by her husband induro
and since her divorce. She claimed
he applied a vile epithet to her as h.?
(Mitered the post, office thal morniisr
lier excuse for killing tho woman
was that she was so excited that she
didn't know what she was doing alter
she shot the man. The dead woman'
was from Williamsport, Pa.
Prisoner, So. Ry. Conductor, Dcnj/n
Any Connection With Robbery.
Grenville. Sept. I -I.--Suspected of
being implicated in the Parr Shoals
robbery, which occurred September
6th, .las. B. Tipton, a freight conduc
tor on the Southern, whoso home it
in Greenville, was arrested Friday af
ternoon by D?tective Stevens, of Co
lumbia, and Detective W. R, Adams,
of the Atlanta branch of tho Bu rm
Agency. Tipton ts a man of a fam
ily, having a wife and four ch lld nea..
He has resided In Greenville for four
years. Apparently be is about
years of age.
When seen by a newspaper ma?
the prisoner denied all eonncotlon
with tho affair, and gave an account
of himself on tho day of the robbery,
in the morning, according to Wa
statement, he left Spartanburg on ac
run to Columbia; reaching the latter
City shortly before 1 o'clock. He
'then went to his boarding house, and
claims that, his first knowledge of
the robbery was when he read an ac
count In the afternoon paper in (Vi
lumhia. Friday night, he sass, he
left Columbia for Greenville, c.otnin.?
via Spartanburg.
Local officials did not know that, ht
was suspected of any connection with
the robbery, their first intimation of
his alleged complicity bel?g his ar
rest by the two detectives, who cam?'
here with a warrant for ulm. The
prisoner was turned over lo Sheriff
Rector and kept in the county jail
until this afternoon, when an off cer
from Columbia and other ofllclalx.
took him to the latter city
The. warrant for the arrest of Tip
ton was sworn out before Magistrate
C. B. Douglass, at Parr Shoals, OB
September ll, by J. T. McLellen, anp
perintendent of the J. B. White Con
struction Company. Th? warrant
charges Tipton with the theft of
$ 1 ?.00 8.1 1 on tho iith of September
Trial Will Be in Federal Court-AV
leged Thefts nt Littleton.
(Columbia Record, 1 nth.)
B. S. RIack, Hall Odom and Perri
Latlmer, members of a Southern rail
way crew, will be tried at the De
cember term of Federal Court In
Charleston for breaking into an in
ter-State shipment of freight at Lit
tleton. Some shoes and shirt:; were
stolen from Southern railway car
30308 at Littleton some time ago
a part of a shipment from Cincin
nati to Belton, S. C. Deputy Marsha?
Chas. T. Sena arrested Black on tho.
charge of breaking Into the car, ?
violation of an act of Congress, ap
proved February l.'Uh of the pres
ent year. He was given a prelim nary
hearing before K. Beverly Sloan,
United States Commissioner, Sep
tember 6th, and was bound over itj
federal Court under a $1100 ))tttv?U
Odom surrendered himself Saturday
t ) Commissioner Sloan and wan als?
"put under a $300 'bond until his pre
liminary hearing, which was set for
September 27. Perry Latlmer wa?
arrested at Belton, and was given s
preliminary trial in Anderson county
The term ol* court at which the case
will be heard convenes at Charlestor
the first Tuesday in December.
Enraged Husband kills Three.
Mem plus. Tenn., Sept. 15.
Charged with murdering his wife'r
father, mother and 16-year-old bro
ther early to-day. edward Baxter, 35
years old, a telephone lineman, is
being sought by the police of this
Baxter and his wife had been sep
rated several mouths. Early tb?*i
morning, lt is alleged, Baxter went
to the homo of his wifo's father.
Henry Smith, where Mrs. Baxter hatf
been staying, and opened fire on th?
family with a revolver. Smith, hlr
wife and son Oscar were killed al
most instantly, but Mrs. Baxter suc
ceeded in eluding her husband %m?
cscaoed from the house.
After the shooting Baxter is af
elged (o have reloaded his revolver
and walked leisurely away.

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