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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. Malting Women's Fine Shoes !_. ONLY Dally rapacity 17,000 Pairs. Annual Business, $8,804,000. PP i j H i ?io \ i uv. 5,127 People. Floor Space: lil Acres. l^othirig but merit in thc article made can build such a ^business as this-an organization of Shoe Specialists with but one ambition : To Make Better Shoes Every Day. i ? * ? The Result is thad 2,000,000 Women All Over the World Now Wear and Endorse A PRICK C* W mT\ IT ? A ST Y MC FOR EVERY PURSE Ol il VJ Jt/ VJ FOR EVERY FOOT !. ?noons for Fit, Recognized Style, Absolute Comfort and Shoe Satisfaction. $6. $5.50 $5. $4.50 $4.25 $4. $3.75 $3.50 SPRING STYLES ARRIVING. WATCH WINDOWS AND KKO WEE COURIER FOR OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT. .Loading Styles Now Being Shown by. C. W. & J. E. Bauknight, WALHALLA, S. C. Do You Ever Envy Your Employer? It" you have the . 'ility 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 own. START A BANK ACCOUNT TO DA Y! Westminster Bank. 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 present, time. 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 custody. Grand Jury Presentment. State Of South Carolina. County of Oconee. To His Honor .John S. Wilson, Pre siding Judge: 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 Court. 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. Respectfully submitted, 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 to-day. 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 ers. 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' activities. 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 ternational complications. THE THIRD WEEK OF COURT. List of ??lois Who Will Begin Sor vife Monday of Next Week. . 1 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. LeRoyiSlaton, Walhalla. 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 his property. 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 Into .Mexico. 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 ferent schools. 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 or President." 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 else improbable. "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 power." 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 him." 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 Walhalla. J. H. Evans and J. B. Watson, of Anderson, were visitors here last Wednesday. 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 home. Congratulations. 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 time. 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 tion. 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 ing. 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 ized. 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 don. The carnival is with us this week, and also new attractions nt the Gil bert Theatre, and everything ls merry. 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 and happy. 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 church. The many friends of H. M. Gibson will be pleased to learn that ho ls rapidly improving. 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.