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By STECK, 8HELOR & SCHRODER.
JICHT THE DAY; THOU CANST NOT THEN BB FALSE TO ANY MAN."
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1913.
New Sortee No. 007.-Volume LXV.-No. 1.
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to succeed, then it is
up to your judgment.
The opening of ?1 [>ank Account is one of thc
tirst. steps to success.
Train yourself to save regularly and systemati
cally. With a portion of your earnings depos
ited in hank each week, you will rapidly ucevr
mulate money sufficient for a business of your
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THE LITTLE RIVER COMMUNITY.
Little Girl HUH a lind Accident-Two
Citizens Suffer Loss.
Little River, March 16.-Special:
Rev. It. A. Hudson's place was Ulled'
by Rev. W. H. Nicholson at Little
River on the third Sunday, and his
sermon was a very touching one. The
singing service was complimented by
tho preacher. Miss Ola Talley per
formed at the organ.
The many friends of William Nich
ols will be sorry to hear that he is
very sick at his home, suffering from
appendicitis. Wo hope* for his early
restoration to health.
Oliver Talley, in company with
Charlie and Andy Pery,, were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. George Whitten, of
Walhalla, the past week. They took
in the "carnival" during their stay.
N. A. Lusk, of North Carolina,
was circulating among his friends in
this section Inst week.
J. B. Alexander lind the misfortune
to lose a good work horse a short
time back, and James Madden lost
his only milk cow. These losses fall
heavily on our neighbors. .
Melton and Prack Lusk attended
the debate* at Whitewater last Satur
day night. The subject under discus
sion was "Which has been the worst
treated, the Red Man or the negro?"
The burial of fail her Crow took
place at Boone's Creek on March 11).
Mr. Crow's body wa? shipped here
from Oak Point, Wash., where he
was killed on February 17 by a lum
ber train. Rev. C. R. Abercrombie
conducted thc funeral service, after
which the body was turned over to
the Woodmen, who lowered lt to its
last resting place, In the presence of
a large concourse of sorrowing rela
tives and friends. Tho bereaved
ones have the deepest sympathy of
many friends in their ho\lt of sorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Nicholson, of
Whitewater, are entertaining a yopng
gentleman at their home.
Mrs. J. H. Wlglngton has been
quite sick for some time past. Her
condition is much Improved now, to
the delight or her many friends.
Mrs. Staten Cantrell and son Tom.
of Plckens, were guests of fy. 0. Lusk
the pas' week.
Little Ruby Perry had a very pain
ful accident the past week. While
playing on some waste lumber she
stuck a nail through her shoe and al
most through her foot. Sha is doing
ns well as could be expected nt the
In Pen to Avoid Lynching.
Columbia. March 16.-Mack Mi ms,
the negro charged with shooting and
seriously wounding .1. W. K. Smith, a
farmer near ridgefield, was brought
here by Sheriff Sweeny to-day and
placed lu the penitentiary for safe
keeping, it was feared the negro
would he lynched.
MATTERS REKOHE Til E COI RT.
Only Ono Caso I)IS|M>S<M1 nf in Crimi
nal Court Since Last) Report.
The Courier's report of Court pro
ceedlng8 up to last Wednesday morn
ing practically covered the work of
the entire session of the criminal
section, as one murder case occupied
the .remainder of the session from
Wednesday morning. That case was
that of the State of South Carolina
against Lula Baldwin, charged with
murder. In this cash tho jury
brought In a verdict Of not milky,
and the defendant was released from
Grand Jury Presentment.
State Of South Carolina.
County of Oconee.
To His Honor .John S. Wilson, Pre
We have passed upon all hills of
indictment that have been handed us
by the Solicitor.
We nave, hy committee, visited the
county home and lind twelve white
and three colored inmates, who are
well ca.ed for.
We examined and inspected the
jail as a whole, and find it well kept,
nice and clean. We recommend
some repairs to he made to the She
riff's residence, and a good supply of
water to be furnished from said well.
We have, hy committee, visited,
examined and inspected the county
chain gang and find lt in good order,
and prisoners well cared for. We
commend the Supervisor for the good
management and the care he has
taken of the prisoners, and the work
he is doing in the county.
We have appointed a committee to
examine all the county offices, which
will be reported at the next term of
We de?ire to thank your Honor and
the other officers of the Court for the
courtesies extended us lu the per
formance of our duties, and beg to
be excused from further attendance
upon this Court.
J. H. Barnett, Foreman.
March ll, 1914.
On the Civil Side
of the Court, which opened for the
transaction of business on Monday
morning, only-two-*e?ses have-gone'
to juries so far, though there have
been several orders, not of general
Interest, passed by the Court.
The first jury case tried was that
of W. M. Brown and Wm. J. Stria
ting, plaintiffs, against John J. Ran
kin and C. L. Angel, defendants. This
was a case of disputed title to mules
under mortgage, the suit involving
two mules held by the defendant. J.
J. Rankin, under mortgage, and
which were sought to be recovered
hy plaintiffs under a mortgage held
hy them. The verdict was: We find
for the defendant, J. J. Rankin.
The second case was that ol' W. M.
Brown, plaintiff, against The Enter
prise Bank of Walhalla, defendant,
being a case similar to the first one
tried. The hank had foreclosed on
a lot of 12 mules under mortgage,
one of which the plaintiff. W. M.
Brown, claimed by reason of a mort
gage held by him. in which the de
scription was sufficient to identify
the mule in question. The verdict
was: We find for the plaintiff the
sum of $167.
Leona P. Howard, petitioner,
appellant, against II. F. Alexander
and W. R. Doyle, respondents. (Ali
neal from findings and judgment of
the Probate Court of Oconee.) Find
ings and judgment of Probate Court
affirmed and appeal dismissed.
Judgment was entered up In the
case of Gladys Ramsay, by her guar
dian ad litem Wm. F. Austin, plain
tiff, against the Knights of Pythias
Insurance Department, defendant.
(Judgment by default.) The entry
as made upon the court records is as
follows, In substance: Let the plain?
tiff have judgment against the de
fendant company In the sum of $2,
OOd. and costs.
The case of Roach, plaintiff,
against the Oconee Mutual Fire In
surance Company, defendants, ls be
ing tried .this morning as we go to
press, it being, the first caso called
RANGERS FEARED RY THIEVES.
Force of Klfteen Mounted Mon Guard
ing HOO-Milc Line.
Austin. Texas. March 15.-The en
tire force of Texas Rangers, totalling
at present fifteen mounted men, was
assigned to duty on the KOO miles of
Texas-Mexican border with the arri
val of two rangers at Raymonds vi ile,
Texas, in response to an appeal from
53 persons there for protection
against cattle thieves and maraud
Along with news of tho Rangers'
disposition Governor Colqultt made
public fi lengthy Mst of the Texas
horde.- troubles on which his appeals
for more power to protect the boun
dary have been made and which ex
il?alas the nature of the Rangers'
These incidents show the Rangers
as j>eace officers, not as an armed
power which might cause the United
States government embarrassment.
Many of these incidents are compar
atively pei ty crimes, not included
within the scope of neutrality laws
and outside the police paths of Uni
ted Sf nie? troops on hoi-der patrol
duty. The ucords Indicate that the
Rangers sometimes stop crimes be
fore they proceed to the stage of in
THE THIRD WEEK OF COURT.
List of ??lois Who Will Begin Sor
vife Monday of Next Week.
Belowjwe. give the list of jurors
drawn for th.? third week of Court
for Ocortte. "'hose jurors will begin
their service lo the county next .Mon
day morning, March 23:
Petit Jurors-Thiiil Week.
L. F. Alexander, Keowee.
Ceo. Nf. Ansel. Walhalla.
N. H. Garter, Pulaski.
W. P,ij|?rver, Keowee.
W. Fajbsey, Center.
J. D. titer. Keowee.
W. O.' Brenshaw, Center.
.1. 10. Barret t. Tugaloo.
Joe N, . ?Davis, Wagoner.
L. E. leaton. Keowee.
N. T. .tgar. Keowee.
Thos.'S. El rod, seneca.
B. M.jKbher, Whitewater.
M. B..dbsnell, Seneca (Town.)
W. A. frant. Walhalla.
C. M. 'Sil nu icu tt, Koo woe.
Thoa. W. Keaton, Wagoner.
E. D. ?ing. Center..
J. A. Lawrence, Tugaloo.
Thoa. Bumpkin, Seneca.
W. P. Blason, Center.
T. J. Meredith, Center.
J. G. McCoy, Seneca.
J. J. MeLeskey, Westminster.
A. A. McMahan, Seneca.
J. T. Hprter. Tugaloo.
W. E. (Rhyne, Westminster.
JJ. R. Robins. Chattooga.
J. L. Shelton, Seneca.
L. M. atlrley, Tugaloo.
Jeff D.?$inlth. Wagener.
A. P. Trennery, Tugaloo.
C. E. Walters, Tugaloo.
H. H. .Whitehead, Keowee.
J. E. Woolbright, Seneca.
BORDKR?JUTTKR OVER SLAYING.
P. S. Customs Onice Robbed by Ban
dits Nid Postmaster Killed.
San Diwo, Cal., March 16.-Bitter
finding caused by the killing Satur
day night of Frank V. Johnston,
postmaster at Tecarte. near thc Mex
ican border, and the burning of the
United States customs otl*ice and post
office hy.maudits continued to-day.
Secnitjffy? of State Bryan and Gov
ernor ?}.: V?! W. Johnson, of Calif er-,
nla, have T>Cen asked by relatives of
the demi man" to investigate the Inci
dents. According to information re
ceived here, three bandits, said to be
Mexicans, shot Johnston through the
heart when he refused to give them
the combination of the safe
Orders to Investigate.
Washington, March 16.-Secretary
Bryan to-day ordered an investiga
tion of tho reported murder of Frank
V. Johnston, postmaster and store
keeper at Tecarte, Cal., Saturday
night by Mexicans while defending
None of the foreign governments
to which Secretary Bryan has trans
mitted copies of Gen. Carranza's last
statement regarding the right of
American consuls to look after for
eign interests in Mexico have yet
made any response. Secretary Bryan
continues to decline to comment upon
the Carranza statement, hut lt ls sig
nificant of his purpose that the Sec
retary ?dates he will continue to in
struct Aemrlcan consuls to intervene
to protect foreigners in the war zone.
If they should be obstructed In their
Inquiries or find their representations
unheeded by Constitutionalists, the
State Department, lt was said, might
feel called upon to consider other
means of safeguarding the lives and
property, not only of Americans, but
foreigners in Mexico.
Declarer Martial Law.
San Diego, Cal., March 16.-Mar
tial law was proclaimed to-day along
the border for several miles each side
of Tecarte, Ca., following the de
struction by fire of the general store
containing the United States post
office and customs office and tho
murder of Postmaster Frank John
ston Saturday night by three men.
declared to bo Mexicans.
Extradition of the Mexican ban
dits who killed Johnston and assault
ed Werner Wiedenbeck in an at
tempted robbery of the Mountain
Commercial Company's store at To
carte Saturday night was urged to
day on Governor Johnson by the dis
trict attorney's office here. Wieden
bec.k is positive as to his Identifica
tion of one of the outlaws, but the
name is withheld. All escaped back
COUNTY ORATORICAL CONTEST.
Will lie Held nt West minster this
Yeal"--Friday Evening, March 27.
The fourth annual oratorical cou
test of Oconee county will be held
In Westminster on Friday evening.
March 27th. Each of the nine schools
composing the County Oratorical As
sociation will be represented by one
speaker. Tho schools forming the
association are Fair Play, Ebenezer.
Blue Itidge, Keowee, Oakway, Rich
land, Seneca, Walhalla and Westmin
ster. The meeting will be conducted
by the president of the association.
G. M. Harnett, of Richland. The
other oflleers of the association aro:
O. C. bries, West Union, vice presi
dent; W*. C.''Langston, Oakway, sec
retary and treasurer.
Different sections of the hall will
be reserved for the various schools.
The prices of admission will be lf>
and 2') cents. Tickets mr y be se
cured from the principals of the dif
VILLA AIMS TO BK RULER.
Prienda Say ll?? Will ESventunlty Bo
President ??f Ute Republic.
Chihuahua, Mexico, Murch 14.
'.Villa, the one-time bandit, will ho
the next President ol' .Mexico. That
ls his ambition, and despite all re
ports ie the contrary, it will remain
his ambition until he either is dead
That declaration was made to-day
by u friend so close to (Jen. Villa as
to give authority to the assertion, lt
was prompted by reports that the
coining to Chihuahua of Cen. Carran
za, recognized as tho civil head of tho
revolution, was to bring about condi
tions more satisfactory to foreign
governemnts and to place In the seat
of authority better advisers thar. Cen.
Villa appears to have in handling
complications growing out ol' tho kill
ing of William S. Henton, a British
subject. That Villa and Carranza
might moot, and that they might pub
licly embrace as an evidence of their
perfect harmony, was given out as a
possibility, (-arranza is now on his
way overland from Sonora, and a
magnificent marble building has
been prepared as the offlciaj residence
in which he ls to perfect the details
of government. But it was' stated
emphatically that the coming of Car
ranza was not to lessen in any way
the power now wielded by Villa,
who. for mont hs, has been a dictator.
"Cen. Villa will remain BUpreme
commander through the progress of
the rebellion," said one of his advis
ers. "His succession of victories
against the Federal army, lils sweep
ing away of the Huerta soldiers from
the north of Mexico while Carranza
remained in comparative obscurity on
the Pacific slope, havo so exalted him
in the minda of his soldiers as to
make his subordination to any one
"Gen. Villa could not afford to go
south at the head of his troops in the
attack on Torre?n before ho had first
satisfied himself that his going would
not result in the loss of any of lils
Did Not Like II IN Hat.
Washington, March 14-That Gus
tav Bauch, of New iberia, La., was
.executed by Pancho Villa tit Juarez,
was declared, to-day before the House
.foreign affaira cowMfJ|M,tflo.by .Kl F rogo
Baca, of Albuquerque, N. M.
Haca testified Hauch was In the
same cell with a cousin of his-J. J.
Haca, of New Mexico-and a third
man. Hauch and the other man were
taken out and executed, according to
the cousin's story, which Baca re
lated. The cousin wan released. Villa
had Imprisoned him because he did
not like the appearance of his hat.
"Carranza lives in fear of Villa."
said Haca, "so much so that he would
not sleep in the same room with
NW W'S NOTES PROM FAIR PLA V.
What (the People of that Busy Sec
tion Are Hoing.
Fair Play. March 16.-Special:
The Ladies' Aid Society met with
Mrs. J. lt. Heller last Saturday after
noon. Mrs. Elizabeth Harris was
elected president; Mrs. Janie Strlb
llng, secretary of home missions, and
Mrs J. li. Heller, secretary of the
Aid Society. Mrs. J, D. Sheldon was
appointed as the delegate to the
Presbyterial, which will meet at
Monea Path on April 1st. The Aid
Society is doing a splendid work here
and around our town.
Rev. Mr. Purcell preached a very
impressive sermon at ihe Baptist
church last Sunday morning, his sub
ject being "Self-consecration." A
large congregation heard him. there
being several visitors present from
neighboring comm u ni ties.
Miss Anna Marett, of Westmin
ster, and C. D. Marett, of Madison,
were week-end visitors here.
Misses Sallie and Doola Wooten en
tertained six couples at "rook" last
Thursday evening from fi to 11
o'clock. A sweet course was served
after the games.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Good, of Wal
halla, visited tho family of W. T.
G ru bbs last week.
W. T. Dooley and Doyt Lindsay
were recent visitors on business at
J. H. Evans and J. B. Watson, of
Anderson, were visitors here last
Miss Ada Simpson spent the week
end at Westminster.
Miss Mamie Kelley, of Lavonia,
(Ja., ls visiting Miss Vivian Land.
Misses Janie and Oeulah McClure,
of Anderson, spent several days in
our town last week visiting.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Glymph are en
tertaining a little daughter nt their
Floyd B. Watson wa? among the
business visitors In Westminster dur
ing the past week.
The young people enjoyed a social
al the home of O. I). Richardson Fri
day evening and report a delightful
Huerta Refuse? to Puy.
Mexico City, March 15.-The Mexi
can government, through American
Charge 0'Shaughene?y, to-day in
formed the United States govern
ment that it will refuse to meet the
cost of maintenance of Mexican pris
oners interned at Fort Bliss. The
note handed the charge d'affairs
quotes extensively various interna
tional authorities In support of the
contention that the expense should
be home, by the United States.
DH. .1. XV. BABCOCK RESIGNS.
Dr. Saunders XVIII Also Leave Slut?
Hospital for Insane.
Columbia. March 14. -The conten
tion over the management of the
state Hospital for the Insane, which
brought about tho recent legislativo
investigation of tho institution and
resulted in a report highly commend
atory of tho superintendent, Dr. XV. '
Babcock, and of his assistant. Dr.
Eleano'., H. Saunders, has resulted
in tK. resignation of both Dr. Bab
cock and Dr. Saunders, the accept .
ance oi' the resignations by the Gov
ernor and the appoint ment by him of
Dr. T. J. strait, of Lancaster, now
Senator from that county, to succeed
Dr. Babcock as head of the Institu
The resignations of pr. Babcock
and Dr. Saunders came yesterday af
ternoon al the end of a day of con
ferences and correspondence, lt was
thought the situation regarding the
asylum had been reasonably smooth
ed out, and that Dr, Babcock would
continue In charge of the institution
and find some basis of co-operation
with the State administration. But
during the day letters passed between
the Governor and Dr. Babcock which
brought the resignation of the latter
Into the hands of the Executive and
Its acceptance quickly followod. Lato
last night the (inventor appointed Dr.
Strait tit succeed Dr. Babcock.
Dr. Saunders submitted her resig
nation immediately after Dr. Bab
cock had sent in his. She will close
her work at the Institution this even
Dr. Babcock has been at the head
of the asylum for 25 years, having
been appointed by Governor Tillman.
The Governor to-day sent notice to
the Secretary of State that he had ap
pointed Dr. T, J. Strait, superintend
ent to succeed Dr. Babcock.
The board of regents met at 11
o'clock for the purpose of electing a
successor to Dr. B. B. Saunders. An
appointment to take her place had
not been made at noon.
NEW SANITORIUM STARTED.
Dis. Babcock mid Maunders aft Its
Head-Dr. SM alt Take? Charge,
Columbia, March lf>.-Dr. Bab
cock and Dr. Sn undi
vate sa nil orin m. for
menial *and nervous diseases to-day.
They had applications for admission
rrom, the families of four patients.
The sanitorium I? localed on Bast
Taylor street. Dr. Strait has taken
charge of the asylum. Dr. Saunders*
su nee.'tor has not been announced.
No announcement has been made
by the regents as to what rules have
been adopted for the government of
the State institution
MATTERS AT WESTMINSTER.
The Farmers Are Moving Fertilizers
for thc 1014 Oop.
Westminster, March 17.-Special:
Mrs. R. B. Setzler, of Greer, is visit
ing her father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. G. XV. Traylor.
The plays given by tho Civic
League at the auditorium iast Friday
evening were a success in every way.
A good house greeted the amateur
players, and each rose to the occa
sion and rendered his or her part ex
ceedingly well. The songs and drills
by the little folks deserve special
mention, and the chorus girls ac
quitted themselves charmingly.
Everything went off withont a hitch,
and lt was altogether a most enjoy
able evening. A nice sum was real
Mrs. Perkins, of Bastanolle, Ga.,
is visiting her brother, Dr. J. H.
Stonecypher, this week.
Miss Neille Lou Carter returned
Monday from a pleasant visit to rel
atives on the Coorgia side.
Mrs. Dorroh, of Greenville, ls on
a visit to Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Shel
The carnival is with us this week,
and also new attractions nt the Gil
bert Theatre, and everything ls
The weather is delightful now, and
the farmers are getting to work haul
ing fertilizer. Great caravans of
wagons are filling our streets this
week, and thc merchants are busy
Very pretty indeed was the Bap
tismal services In the New XVestmln
Bter Baptist church Wednesday even
ing. Twelve were immersed and re
ceived Into full fellowship of the
The many friends of H. M. Gibson
will be pleased to learn that ho ls
J. XV. McGee, B. M. England and
\V. L. England were In Toccoa Tues
day on business.
Thc Infant of Mr. and M ra. Leo
Farrow, which died at their homo
Saturday, was buried jit tho Old
Westminster Baptist cemetery Sun
day afternoon nt 2 o'clock..
Mrs. Rosa XVooten, ff Atlanta, ls
visiting her sister, Mrs. C. H. Miller.
Henley Stonecypher returned Sun
day from a three weeks' visit io
points In Florida.
l'on. B. B. Verner was a business
visitor here Tuesday.
Mrs. W. B. aienn, of Liberty, Is
visiting her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Sheldon.
Jones Won't Run for Senate.
Columbia, March 14.-"I am not a
candidate for the United States Sen
ate, nor do I expect to be," was the
statement this afternoon by A. W.
JoneB, Comptroller Ceneral, in reply
to published statements.