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CHARGER WITH MUKDEK OF IiEE
Five Negroes Are Being Held in tho
Anderson County Jail.
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
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
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.
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.J. WALHALLA HIGH SCHOOL .J.
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
Ninth Grade-Ethel Davis 92.1,
Ansel Uniberger 9 4.3.
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
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
Third Grade-Joseph Norton 93,
Louis Seaborn 93.8, Clyde Smith
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
W. M. BROWN, Mayor.
Jas. M. Moss, Clerk Council.
Dec. 10, 1913. 50-1
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
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
Dec. 24, 1913. 52-2
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
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
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
Thc State of South Carolina,
County of Oconee.
(In the Court of Magistrate.)
John P. Craig. Plaintiff,
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
(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
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,
Jan. 7, 1914. 1-4
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