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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER._WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SE1?T. 10, 1014. New Serie? No. 8?0.-Volume LXV.-No. :?7.
To make c
partment better
selling subscrip
magazine publis
month of June f<
a year. Come i
Designer over.
C. W. J. E:
Suppose by hard work yo
of very fino, very rare, very
put it in an old stove-yo1
u^-?Utr-of-the-way place. Rats?
it-insects make lt worthies
steal it. You would keep
place, so that you could p
harvest. Why not use the
earned dollars? Keep thor
We watch your dollars for y
get them nt any time. V
Germany Regrets Oulflight Torpedo*
jug and Will Cay.
Washington, June 1. -Germany in
a note cabled to the State Depart
ment to-day hy Ambassador Gerard
at Berlin, expressed regrets ?hat
through "an unfortunate accident" a
German submarine had torpedoed
the American steamer Clflight and
declared itself "ready to furnish full
reooni|>onse for the damage thereby
sustained by American citizens."
In the same communication the
German foreign office said it had not
been possible to clear up fully the
case of the American steamer Cash
ing, reported attacked by a German
aeroplane, and asked that the Uni
ted States communicate all informa
tion in its possession concerning this
Mow lt Happened.
Blame for the attack on the Gulf
light was placed hy the foreign odie*
upon the proximity of two British
patrol boats and the absence from
thc steamer's freeboard of Hie dis
tinct've markings usually carried by
neutral ships. "That the attacked
steamer carried the American flag,"
the note added, "was first observed
at the moment of tiring the shot."
Ebenezer News.
Ebenezer, .lune 7. Special: Far
mers in this community are begin
ning to harvest small grain.
We regret to learn of tho serious
illness of M hs Minnie Chandler. Her
numerous friends await her speedy
Mr. and Mrs. 0. C. I.yles spent last
week with relatives at Liberty.
Rev. L. D. Mitchell will preach at
>ur pattern de
known, we are
tions to THE
Le best fashion
hed, during the
or only 40 cents
n and look The
li had got, together a bushel
costl)r grain. You wouldn't
ii wouldn't hide it in some
, mice or birds might destroy
s-fire destroy it-servants
til at costly grain in a safe
lant it and get a bounteous
same care with your hard
n at thc Westminster Bank,
ou all the time and you can
le are a Bank of Personal
?TER, S. C.
M. TO 4 P. M.
Conditions in Mexico Alarming-"Wo
Want Corn," the Cry.
Mexico City, .lune 7. For the last
three days cessions of the so-called
national ct volition of tho Chamber
of Deputies has been the scenes of
wildest disorder.
Not only the galleries, but at
times on the Hoor, the speaker's tri
bune has been rushed by hordes of
hungry men, women and children.
Shouts ol' "we want corn" drown
ed all others. Even the show of
bayonets and tiring by soldiers over
the lietrtls of the mob have not
checked their vain, piteous search for
The lied Cross lias been kept busy
carrying off women and children and
in some cases old men, lius'iii-d sind
overcome In these manifestations.
Acting President Oar/a appeared
before the convention and a portion
of the mob to-day to tell them that
thc treasury was empty; that the
only hope for coining winter was that
all Mexicans lay down their arms and
bogin lilllng the Heids.
Repeatedly the crowd answered
him, saying: "Give us corn! Our
women and children .are dying of
lt is estimated that unless relief
conies from outside more than 13,
000,000 people will be In danger of
Kbeno/er next Sunday night. A large
congregation is expected.
Next Saturday morning lias neon
selected tts the time for organizing a
Woman's Missionary Society. All the
ladies in the community are earnest
ly requested to be there promptly at
1 0 o'clock.
Because A MUM leans at Dresden Criti
eise<l Cn ?tod States Government.
Herlin, June (5.-The passports of
two American citizens living at Dres- <
Jen-Leon Haines and Karl Heck- <
nagel-have been ordered revoked 1
by the American embassy, on instruc- 1
lions from thc State Department at I
Washington. 1
The men. it is said, adversely crit- I
icisetl the American government in I
the present crisis and declared in a i
newspaper article that they were i
L8hamed of their citizenship. 1
Because of Attacks.
Washington, June f>.-It was ex- t
plained to-night at the State Depart
ment that the passports of Leon <
Haines and Karl Hecknagel had been !
revoked because of their published
ittncks on the American government.
They were reported to have issued an
jpen letter to President Wilson In
the press of (le rina ny and to have
l)een the author of circulars and pa in
di le ts criticising the United States.
As the giving of passports is a
.ourtesy on the part of the State De
partment, the privileges were ordered
revoked through Ambassador Gerard,
on the ground that the men violated
their allegiance.
Revocation of the passports makes
it practically impossible for either
Haines or Recknagel to return-to the
United States before conclusion of
the war. In the meantime, they
will be without the protection usu
ally given by this government to its
subjects In foreign territory.
Third Man Arrested Committed Sui
cide Willie in Prison.
,i " - '' ? ?>?**ft*
London, June 4-Official-announce
ment was made here to-night that a
Cern?an spy named .Muller had been
sentenced to death. The announce
ment foll! ws :
"The trial of two alleged spies.
Muller and Hahn, bold in Camera at
Old Hailey, before the Lord Chief
Justice and Justices Avery and
Lush, was concluded this afternoon.
The jury found both prisoners guilty.
Prisoner Muller was sentenced to
death by shooting and is to be band
ed over to a competent military au
thority for execution, subject to his
right to appeal to the Court of Crim
inal Appeal. Prisoner Hahn was
sentenced to seven years' penal ser
Muller and Hahn were arrested
with Anton Kuepforle, who commit
ted suicide in brixton prison, Lon
don. All three were accused of
sending military information to Ger
many by means of Invisible ink.
Kuepferle, who once lived in Brook
lyn, claimed American citizenship,
and Muller professed to be a natural
ized Englishman. Hahn admitted he
was a German subject.
Prank Hollingsworth Dead.
Westminster, lt. I>\ I)., June 2.
Spacial: Krank Hollingsworth parked
to the great beyond on Monday
night. May 24, after a short illness.
No one realized that lie was so Ml,
and death came as a great shock to
the family and community, he hav
ing been sick only a few hours.
Mr. Hollingsworth was a son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hollings
worth, of Dickens county. He was
7 2 years of age, and served through
the'War Between the States. Ho en
tered the service of the Confederacy
at the outbreak, staying throughout
the time. He received only one
slight wound.
In early Ufo he united with the
Methodist church, of which he was a
consistent member until la?t August,
when he united with Pleasant Grove
Baptist church, of which he had
since been a faithful member, Ho
was faithful to his Sunday school,
ever ready to do what he cou!.! for
his Master.
On September SO, 1866, he was
married to Miss W. W. Elliott, of
Dickens county. The deceased is
sn rv. ved by his widow and five chil
dren, three sons and two daughters
-John and 0. A. Hollingsworth, of
Oeonoe; Roherl Hollingsworth, Jef
ferson, Texas; Mrs. Anna Davis.
Central; Mrs. I*ee Richardson,
The sympathy of the community
is extended to the bereaved on.es In
E.\-Gov?irnnr Evans and H. K. DePuss
Engage In Personal Encounter.
Sparenburg, Juno I.-The Court
if Compton Pleas was the scene to
;lay If a lively personal encounter be
tween former Governor John Gary
ISvans , and H. E. DePass, another
member .of the bar. The tight fol
lowed Mr. DePass' remark that the
former Governor was a liar, and for
mme minutes the combatants were
Glowed to engage each other in a
rough, and tumble encounter. Mr.
DePass was bleeding from scratches
md Governor Evans .showed a cut on
:he cheek.
The difficulty arose in the course
jf an argument of a suit against the
^outh Carolin.i Light, Power and
Unilway^Company. in which Mr. De
Mass resented certain com ment hy
Governor Evans upon the course his
law partner. C. P. Sanders, has pur
sued. A wordy war preceded the
Before the court had an opportu
nity to cdnimcnt upon the affair, both
lawyers made their apologies to the
judge and lo each other, shaking
linnds add thus closing the incident.
Kcud?for the Summer School.
J -
Profs. . Hunter, Sense and Wells
were In Walhalla last Saturday mak
ng flnalfafrangements for the Coun
ty Summer School, which will open
in Monday -morning, June 14. They
ire enthusiastic over the prospects
lor the summer school. Reports in
Jicatte a? large attendance.
Open Ink exercises will he held at
the Walhalla High School audito
rium\at 8.1.") as follows:
'%>e|ouonjttl exercise-Rev. Geo. M.
Wiled..: '
Address of welcome hy Mayor W.
M. Brown.
Address of welcome from County
Hoard of Education hy Major Wm. J.
Response hy Prof. B. J. Wells.
The County Hoard of Education
md the instructors urge every one
who contemplates attending to select
their course of study and secure their
text hooks in advance and come pre
pared to go to work the til.si ..av.
Only those who attend 1."? or nore
days will receive credit.
The text hook in pedagogy is Dins
more's Teaching a District School.
This hook can he se i red from Su
perintendent Thos. A. Smith.
Oak way, .lune 7.-Earle's Drove,
Beaverdam, South Union and Bethel
Baptist Sunday chools are in a con
test which will close June 27th, and
they have decided to have a Sunday
school picnic at Bethel church (at
Oak way) on July 3d, and have also
decided to invite all other Sunday
schools in Center township, of all de
nominations, and make it an interde
nominational Sunday school picnic.
The school that shows the greatest
enrollment, with the best average at
tendance, ls to lead in the parade,
thc next to follow, and so on. Each
school is to march under its own hau
lier. The speakers for the day will
he T. J. Watts and Rev. W. H. K.
Pendleton if we can get them. Bach
school is exiiected to bring their song
books and ?tug two songs each.
Refreshments will be sold and the
proceeds will go to the orphanages
ol' the different denoinipations, ac
cording to representation.
Services will begin at 10..10 o'clock.
Picnic dinner on grounds. Each
school will have its own table. All
denominations invited in a body.
We will expect the same order as
on a church service. Any one drink
ing will he dealt with to the full ex
tent of the law. Everybody cordi
ally invited to come and bring well
filled baskets, etc.
Let us make this a day for the ad
vancement of Christ's kingdom in
Oconee county.
Rev. C. H. Boyd,
Elias Earle.
J. S. Hlyniph,
W. H. Hole, Committee.
their hour of sorrow. Funeral ser
vices wire h?ld Tuesday, tho inter
ment fellowing in Pleasant Grove
cemetery, Rev. W. J. Spearman
couducfad tho funeral services, which
were attended by a number of sor
rowing relatives and friends.
Washington, Juno 8.-William
eratic candidate for the Presidency
nearly r'1? peace treaties with elie
signed t. ay as Secretary of Stat<
glemont with President Wilson ovel
The resignation was accepted by
approved the response which had
to the Lusitania note. Acting Beere
document, and to-morrow it will l>e
Secretary Brynn will return to
tgnatlon takes effect. It was learn
political support of the President.
I jotter of Resignation.
Secretary Bryan's letter of resig
?ation was as follows:
"My Dear Mr. President: lt is with
sincere regret that 1 have roached the
(inclusion that I should return to
;ou the commission of Secretary of
?tate with which you honored me at
the beginning of your administra
"Obedient to your sense of duty
iud actuated by the highest motives
/ou have prepared for transmission
0 the German government, a note in
which I cannot join without violat
ing what 1 deem to be an obligation
to my country, and the issue involved
is of such moment that to remain a
member of the cabinet would he as
unfair lo you as it would he to the
?ause which is nearest my heart,
(lamely, the prevention of war.
"1. therefore, respectfully tender
my resignation, to take effect when
the note is sent, unless you prefer
m earlier hour. Alike desirous of
reaching a peaceful solution of th?
problems arising oiH of the use of
submarines against merchantmen, wi
ind ourselves differing Irreconcil
ably as to the methods which should
DO employed.
"lt falls to your lot to speak offi
dally for the nation; I consider it to
lie none the less my duty to endeavor
is a private citizen to promote the
?na which you have in view by means
which you do not feel at liberty to
use. J T - N '*
"Tn severing the intimate and
lileasant relations which have existed
letween us during the past two years,
permit me to acknowledge the pro
found satisfaction which it luis given
me to be associated With yon in the
important work which has come be
fore the State Department, and to
1 hank you for the courtesies ex
I ended.
Itel ired Capitalist Arrested at Ashe
ville hy Revenue Officers.
Asheville, N. C., May 29.-J. Alex
Porter, retired capitalist, was arrest
ed here bite yesterday by United
States internal revenue officers,
charged with operating an Illicit dis
tillery. At tile same time Wes Pat
ton, a farmer, was arrested in Hay
wood county, charged with having
furnished Porter with materials for
making whiskey.
The officers allege the "still" was
operated on the property of Porter at
Billmore, N. C., near here, with his
knowledge and consent. The ar
rests were the culmination of an in
vestigation lasting several months.
During January deputy United
States marshals seized and destroy
ed an illicit distillery on Porter's
property. At that time no arrests
were made. The officers now claim
to have unearthed evidence connect*
ing Porter and Patton with it.
Porter and Patton deny knowledge
of the moonsbining operations. Por
ter declares the first intimation he
had that ,a distillery was located on
bis property was when it was seized
and destroyed.
Porter is thc father-in-law of Por
ter Huyler, wealthy New York candy
Uoneross Items.
(Too Late for Last Week.)
Coneross, June 2.-Special: Ram
sey lintier was lucky to catch a very
large coon last Sat u Hay in Ea line
stock'a bottoms. He has the ani
mal cooped at his home here. .
Oliver Riley, of Westminster, vis
ited at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Vaughn last week.
Several from here attended and
enjoyed the Sunday School Conven
tion at Earle's Drove ?'.nday. The
convention was very interesting and
uplifting, and showed siiecial effort
on the part of both the program com
mittee and those who served on the
We are glad th report great Im
provement in tho condition of Mrs.
Vaughn, who has been ill for some
t i me.
Jennings Bryan, three limes Demo
of the United States, and autlior of
principal nations of the world, re
) ns n dramatic sequel to lils di sa
. the government's policy Howard
tiic President, The cabinet then
been prepared to the German reply
ittury Robert Ionising will sign Ute
i <"lilied to Berlin.
private life to-morrow, when bis ros
ed timi lie Intends <<> continue bis
"With Hie heartiest good wishes
for your personal wollare and for the
success of your administration, I am,
my dear Mr. President.
"Very truly yours,
"W. J. Bryan."
Tho resignation of Mr. Bryan was
accepted at once by President Wil
son, from whose notification we take
the following opening sentences:
"My Dear Mr. H ry an: I accept
your resignation only because you In
sist upon its acceptance; and I ac
cept it with much more than deep
regret, with a feeling of personal
sorrow. Our two years of close as
sociation have been very delightful to
me. Our judgments have accorded
In practically every matter of official
duty and of public policy until now:
your support of the work and pur
poses of the administration has been
generous and loyal beyond praise."
Resignation Variously Interpreted.
Dramatically the official relation of
Mr. Pryan w,fh the administration of
the man whose nomination he assist
ed so materially in bringing about at
the Baltimore Convention in 1812
comes to an end. It caused a sensa
tion in the national capital scarcely
paralleled in recent years. Ambas
sadors, ministers and diplomatists
from foreign lands, officials of every
rank and station, heard the news as
it was flashed hy newspaper extras
to-night. They interpreted various
ly Usj^feet on the delicate situation:
thaf'bari arisen between Gerjnnny
and'the United States. The resig
nation of the staunchest advocate of
peace in the President's official fam
,ly spread broadcast the belief that
the policy of the United States as
definitely determined upon would as
sert and defend the rights of the Uni
ted 'States in any eventuality that
I might arise.
Mau Living in Charleston Wanted to
Vote ami Registered,
Charleston, .lune 4.-Judge Henry
I A. M. Smith to-day sentenced Con
stan ll. Christopoulo in tlie Federal
Court to the payment of a fine of
$300" and GO days in the Charleston
county jail. The court allowed coun
sel for the defense five days in which
to petition for a writ of error to re
move the case from the District
I Court to the Federal Circuit Court
J at Richmond. During the five days,
I the defendant will remain at liberty
on bond.
Judge Smith refused a motion for
a new trial in the case. Tho de
fendant was tried on a charge of
having misrepresented himself to he
a citizen of thc United States with
fraudulent Intent. After consider
ing the testimony in the case for al
most five hours the jury returned
with a verdict of guilty, with recom
mendation to tho mercy of the court.
The sp?cifie charges against Chris
topoulo were that he "unlawfully,
wilfully, knowingly and feloniously,
falsely and fraudulently represented
himself to be a citizen of the United
States of America, without having
been duly admitted to such citizen
ship, and for the fraudulent purpose
Of having himself enrolled upon the
books of enrollment of Club 2, Ward
!). in the city of Charleston." Tho
offense is a violation of Section 71?.
Criminal Code of the United States.
In sentencing the defendant Judge
Smith remarked that the crime of
which he had been found guilty was
a serious one, and thal had ho not
been recommended to the mercy of
the court he would have been sent
to the Federal prison at Atlanta.
Negro Lynched In Kentucky.
Princeton, Ky., June 4.-Masked
men overpowered tho county Jailer
here to-day, dragged Arthur Bell, a
negro, from his cell and hangod him
to a tree. He was charged with at
tacking a young white woman.
We can't all he great, but wo can
all Irv to ho goo'' And wc can ail
try to bo happy and do oui best to
give happiness to others.

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