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Five Negroes Are Being Held in tho Anderson County Jail. (Anderson Mall.) A new turn was taken In the dis appearance case of John W. Lee, a well known farmer and carpenter, who disappeared from his home near Piedmont on Monday of Christmas week, when five negroes-four men and a woman-who had been arrest ed at Piedmont on the charge of hav ing murdered Mr. Lee, or having guilty knowledge of his whereabouts, were brought here and placed in the county jail, following a report that feeling there was so strong against them they might be lynched. The negroes are John Duckworth, Lizzie Duckworth, Alfred Brown, Homer Brown and Feltcher Dickson. All of the negroes live on the Rogers place, some two and a half miles from Williamston. They were arrested about noon Friday by Offi cers Goldsmith and Maddox and taken to Piedmont, where they were placed In the town lock-up. Later in the day Sheriff Joe H. M. Ashley was notified that they were being held; that there was some danger of their being roughly handled, and on the advice of Solicitor P. A. Bonham, who was here Friday afternoon, he sent for the negroes, placing them in the county jail. The officers said they found several small crowds con gregated about the streets at Pied mont, but that so far as they could see, there was nothing to indicate that a lynching might, take place. So far as can he learned here there ls no proof of a positive nature that Mr. Lee haB been killed. How ever, Wm. F. Lee, father of the miss ing ' man, has intimated his belief that his son was killed by negroes in the northern part of Anderson coun ty. The negroes in jail were arrest ed merely on suspicion, one of them, a woman, having recently told a white woman, so it is said, that John W. Lee had stopped at her home on his return from Anderson to his home at Piedmont on the afternoon of the day of his disappearance, and that he was at the time accompanied by the others of the negroes who are under arrest. Officers who brought the five pris oners here questioned them closely, but were unable to find out anything. It is said that only one of the five knows Mr. Lee. and all declare that they know nothing as to his where abouts, or anything that might lead to his being found. lt is claimed, however, that Wm. F. Lee and the officers who rm de the arrests have certain other evidence of a more def inite nature, tending to connect the negroes with Mr. Lee's disappear ance. Since the day of his disappearance parties have been out looking for some trace of Mr. Lee, but none has been found. He left home riding a bicycle and came to Anderson. Some business was transacted here during the morning, and the last positive 1 race relatives have of him was when he was in the office of the County Auditor, between 1 and 2 o'clock in the afternoon. After that there were rumors of his having been seen by several parties while apparently on Ho return trip home, but none of ie nas been positively verified, r. Lee is 4 1 years old and well vu In the community In which i ved. He is a farmer, but also worked as a carpenter at times, and had worked some In cotton mills. He was a temperate man, and so far as is known, was in the best of health at the time he left home. His mysterious disappearance has created a good deal of interest in the county and throughout this section. Retiring Brown Consols. Columbia, Jan. 2.-State Treasu rer S. T. ('arter said this morning that tile amount ol' taxes collected up to December 31 was $100,4 10, as against $503,64 5 for the correspond ing period of the previous year, a de crease of $37,235. The amount of income tax collected up to December 31 was $3,344, as against $1,016 for the corresponding period of the year before, an Increase of $2,328. Under the call of the Sinking Fund Commission for $250,000 of the 4% l>er cont redemption brown consol bonds, to be presented for payment on January 1st, Treasurer Carter said this morning that $180,000 had been turned in for payment to-day, one hank presenting $121,000 of them. The bonds were paid and will be retired. The Sinking Fund Com mission at Its meeting next week will appoint a committee to act with Treasurer Carter in cancelling the bonds and retiring them. Fifteen Injured on Car. Chicago, Jan. 3.-Fifteen per sons, mostly women and children, were seriously injured In a ..treet car collision hore to-day. Nearly all the injured were removed unconscious from one of the cars, which was turned on its side. Injuries of a number may result fatally. ?gs_._, .j. .Jj .J. WALHALLA HIGH SCHOOL .J. .fr-* --1-* FolloWing is tho honor roll of the Walhalla High School for the month ending December 19, 1913: Tenth Grade-Lucy DaviB 91.8, Luther Davis 96.5, Olive Hunt 93.7, Idali Pitchford 97.3, Tabitha Strib ling 94.6. Ninth Grade-Ethel Davis 92.1, Ansel Uniberger 9 4.3. Eighth Grade-None. Seventh tirade - Emmie AHSOI, 90.1, Ruth Brown 96, William Bell' 94.6, Inez Douthit 97.2, Carrie Har rison 91.3, Flora Kelley 90.1, Henri etta Klaren 90, Mildred Moore 93.5, Holleman Seaborn 95.5, Lucile White 95.9. Sixth Grade-Mildred Carter 91.2, Alice Corbin 90, Hugh Macaulay 93.7, William Stribling 92.3. Fifth Grade-Annie Busch 9 0.5, Frank Davis 90.3, James Fennell 90.4, Annie Strutton 97, Leonard Strutton 90.7, Inez Todd 91, Eunice White 94, Annie Wilson 96. Fourth Grade-Kathleen Barton 95.3, Willie Brandt 94.5, Frances Kaufmann 90.1, Henry Klaren 92.7, Willie Klaren 91, Carolyn Rogers 90.3. Third Grade-Joseph Norton 93, Louis Seaborn 93.8, Clyde Smith 94.4. Second Grade-Henry Brandt 96, Grace Brown 97, James Burley 93, Carrie Burnside 9 4.3, Alden Carter 92, Louis Campbell 95.6. Fred Cor bin 94, Greta Douthit 9 5, Dargan Hutchison 95, Sara Macaulay 95, Lottie Finkenstadt 93. T. S. Todd 92. First Grade-^Loulse Brandt 92.7, Lawrence Norton 90, Elizabeth Thode 92.3. Marriages by Rev. Trainel. Married, on December 25th, at the home of the groom's father. James Bryant, Miss Eliza Cooper and Row land Bryant, both of the Pleasant Ridge section of the county. Imme diately after the ceremony the young couple left for the home of the bride's mother, where they were ex tended hearty congratulations .and good wishes by numerous friends. At Holly Springy, on December 28, just after services at the church, Miss Tommy Mulkey, of Westmin ster, and I. J. Butt, of Toxaway, were happily married. The young couple have the good wishes of many friends. Both ceremonies were per formed by Rev. J. B. Tramel. John land's Visit to President. Gulfport, Miss., Jan. 3.-President Wilson to-day announced his confer ence with John Lind had developed no change in the administration's policy toward Mexico, and no new plan or move In the situation had been decided upon. The President referred to the conference as a "get together talk for mutual Informa tion, which is worth more than weeks of dispatches," and said the confer ence covered the whole Mexican field. He also said his views of the ??i i na i ion had not changed. Through Canal in Seventy Days. Washington, Jan. 5.-The Pana ma Canal will be in condition to pass vessels all the way across the isth mus within the next seventy days, it was learned to-day, unless unex pected obstacles are encountered. This is the judgment Of a high canal Officiai, who declines to fix the date more definitely. The only remaining obstacles to prevent the passage of vessels now are the Cucaracha slide. which blocks the cut at Culebra, and other small slides in the same locality. Dredging, ta progressing satisfacto rily on these slides. Head of Southern to Speak. Anderson, Jan. 3.-Fairfax Harri son, new president of the Southern Railway, has accepted an invitation to deliver the principal addrev. at the annual meeting and banquet of the Anderson Chamber of Commerce, to be held In this city on Feb mr. ry 2 4th. Other speakers will he Gene ral Manager W. S. Lee, of the Green ville, Spartanburg and Anderson Traction Company, and A. W. An derson, superintendent of the Char leston and Western Carolina Rail way. The local Chamber of Commerce has over 400 members and at the banquet plates will be provided for about 600 guests. Officers of the va rious commercial organizations in North and South Carolina and Geor gia will be invited. Dr. R. D. Stuart Seriously HI. Greenowod, Jan. 3.-Dr. Richard D. Smart, one of the most gifted ministers of tho Methodist church, Is seriously ill in a hospital nt Char lottesville, Va., where he has been making his home for some time. He has been In bad health for the past two or three years and has gradually grown worse. His condition ts re garded as hopeless. ANOTHER FIRE AT SENECA. Residence of S. K. Dendy, Jr., Waa Threatened-Brief Loral Nows. Seneca, Jan. 6.-Special: Seneca was visited by another fire Monday morning about 7 o'clock. The home of S. Ky Dendy, Jr., was found to be burning, and lt was thought a' one time that lt would be lost, but quick work saved the building with com paratively little damage. Fire origi nated in a closet of the family bed room and the bulk of the wearing upparel was injured so as to be to tally unfit for use. There was no in surance. There is a decided lull In social af fairs since the return of our school boys and girls to their respective places of learning. Dr. John Hopkins has been quite sick for ten days, but he is reported better. His friends will hope to see him out again soon. Mr. and Mrs. Warren R. Davis celebrated their silver wedding last Thursday afternoon at their home a low miles below Seneca, at which a number of relatives and friends were invited from town. It was a delightful occasion and evoked the good wishes of a host of friends for "Many happy returns." The Once-a-Week Club held a pleasant meeting with Mrs. L. W. Venter la;t week. An interesting contest was engaged in, in which the members were asked' to form an acrostic from the club name em bodying New Year's resolutions. The judges decided that a draw was nec essary to decide the best of so many clever efforts, and ip this Mrs. J. T. Holleman was lucky in securing the prize, a pretty Jewel case. An interesting affair of the past week in the young social circle was a party given by Warren Gignilliat to the members composing a camping party to the mountains. Only the members of the camp, and their chaperon, Mrs. J. W. Byrd, were in vited, and the decorations and re freshments suggested the delightful trip of two summers ago. Those present were Misses Nellie and Nancy Hines, Sue Ellen Hunter ano" Louise Lawrence; Charley Byrd, Thornley Carey, Oscar Doyle and Warren Gignilliat; Mrs. J. W .Byrd. South Union Items. South Union, Jan. 5.-Special: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davison, of At lanta, are visiting the latter's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. David Marett. Misses Clara and Felicia Holloway and Hen Brown, of Canon, Ga., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Casey last week. George Harris, of Clemson Col lege, and Paul Marett, of Seneca High School, have returned after spending the holidays at home. Miss Ianthe Casey, who is attend ing school at Six-Mile, and spent two weeks' vacation at home, returned Sunday, accompanied by Misses Nel lie and Vannie Crawford, who will enter the school at that place. W. P. Yates spent the. holidays with homefolks, returning to Atlan ta, where he has a position with the Southern Express Company. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Glymph are entertaining a little daughter at their home. Master Dave Cole, of Anderson, has been visiting relatives here. Marriage at Townville. Town ville, Jan. 6. Special: Mar ried, last Sunday evening, January 4th, at the home of the officiating minister. Rev. Mr. Hawkins, at Townville, Miss Lucy Moore and J. E. Woolbright. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Moore and one of Shiloh's most beautiful and accomplished young ladies, while the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Wool bright, of Townville, and is a prom inent young farmer of Cherry's. We join with many other friends of this promising young couple in wishing them a long and happy life. Corn Exposition Delegates Named. Delegates to the National Com Ex position, which meets this year at Dallas, Texas, February 10-24, were named last Saturday by Commission er E. J, Watson to attend on the part of the State of South Carolina. W. W. Long and J. N. Harper, of Clem son, are among those named as dele gates. The South Carolina exhibit will be in charge of Prof. H. W. Barre, of Clemson College, and four Clemson demonstrators will be in the party. Tho South Carolina ex hibit will be co-operatively sent by Clemson and the department of agrl cultu re. Minny Thousand* Executed. It ls officially estimated that 2 4, 000 executions were carried out in tho province of Sza Chuen, China, In 1913. Most of those killed were robbers, but a large number were political offenders. It is hinted by officials that, the actual figures re garding the executions would proba bly largely exceed the estimate. NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION Notice .8 hereby given thttt on TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1914, an election will be held in Walhalla, Soutli Carolina, for the election of Municipal Officers for the said town lor a term of two years. The officers to be elected are: Mayor, six Alder men and four members of the Board of Health. Polls will be open at the usual vot ing place at Walhalla Court House continuously from 8 o'clock a. m. until 4 o'clock p. m. The following have been appointed 2.Tr.nagers to conduct said election: H. C. Busch, C. L. Reid, Thomas A. Grant. W. M. BROWN, Mayor. Jas. M. Moss, Clerk Council. Dec. 10, 1913. 50-1 NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND DI8CHAROE. isotlce is hereby given that the un dersigned will make application to V. F. Martin, Judge of Probate for Oconee County, in the State of South Carolina, at his office at Walhalla Court House on Friday, the 23d day of January, 1914, at ll o'clock In the forenoon, or as soon thereafter as said application can be beard, for leave to make final settlement of the estate of John Joost, deceased, and obtain final discharge as Admin istratrix of said estate. (MRS.) MARY M. JOOST, Administratrix of the Estate of John Joost, Deceased. Dec. 24, 1913. 52-2 TO OCONEE STOCK RAISERS I have at my farm near Westmin ster a Registered Jersey Bull, Prin cess' Butter Boy, No. 106078. This animal ls of perfect markings, and was bred by Samuel G. Euglo, Ma rietta, Pa. Princess' Butter Boy is a son of Princess of Donegal 138005, who has second best one-day Jersey record in the United States. She has a milk ing record of eight years without standing dry a day. She has a milk and butter record of 8,700 pounds of milk and Gil pounds of butter in one year. Princess' Butter Boy was sired by Letty Rioter's Son 2d (78822), American Jersey Cattle Club record. Letty Rioter has a butter record of 24 pounds and 2 ounces in seven days, and her dam, Letty Coles 2d (18128), has a butter record of 21 pounds and 8 ounces in seven days. Fee for service, $3.00. J. H. BARNETT, Westminster, Route No. 4. (Will pay extra price for heifer calves sired by Princess' Butter Boy.) MAGISTRATE'S SUMMONS TO DEFENDANTS. Thc State of South Carolina, County of Oconee. (In the Court of Magistrate.) John P. Craig. Plaintiff, against United Suerty Company, a Corpora tion Created by and Existing Un der the Laws of the State of Mary land, and J. Eustace Hopkins, De fendants. (Summons to Defendants.) To tho Above Named Defendants: Complaint having been made unto tue by the above named Plaintiff that United Surety Company is indebted to him In the sum of thirty-two and 50-100 dollars for unearned pre mium on surety bond, and that the Defendant. J. Eustace Hopkins, is the custodian of funds of said Uni ted Surety Company to the amount of twenty-four dollars, and is neces sary party to this action: These are, therefore, to require you to appear before me, In my office In Walhalla. S. C., on the 21st day after the service hereof, exclusive ol the day of such service, at 10 o'clock a. m., to answer the complaint oi said Plaintiff, or judgment will l>e awarded for the said Plaintiff for thc possession of the property described In his affidavit, together with th? costs and disbursements o' this ac tion. Given under my hand und seal nt Walhalla, S. C., this the 23d day of December, one thousand nlno hun dred and thirteen. (Seal.) A. P. CRISP, Magistrate. Jan. 7, 1914. 1-4 een=Thirteen gone, ami tho New Your is upon us. We do V^f^/ ustomcrs who have stood by us so nobly in tho von us tho host trude wo over had, ?ind wo uro to make this year a bettor ono. 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