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Young Mare Mules
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broke, thick blocky 1
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C. W. & J. E.
Otu? wo Stand the Fruits of Victory?
The War Work Campaign.
Tho time has come to put the acid
test to our patriotism!
la tho United War Work Campaign
that begins November 11th and will
close November 18th, we are to have
an opportunity to show the boys
where we stand. The Liberty Loans
are investments from which we get
returns in actual cash. The United
War Work is of just as much im
portance,'for it is an investment in
)OBitlon, homo and loved ohds to'of
fer their lives that our liberty may
he secure. Have we given up ono
single thing for them? Tho fighting
may be nearly over on the battle
front, but it will bo several years
before-- tho lads will bo disbanded,
?nd we cannot afford to forsake them
in their hour of triumph.
Hvory man, woman and child in
the United States is called upon to
OlVE to the United War Work two
dollars and fifty cents to "keep the
boys smiling"-to bring them back
to us clean and strong. Won't you
give yours without a murmur? They
did not stop when they heard the
command to "Forward, march!" Can
we keep faith with thom and do so
now? Be ready when the committee
calls on you, and make your gift
large enough to banish a frown and
create a smile as "he" fights our bat
A speaker of note ls expected to
be with us on Sunday, the 10th. He
is to speak at Salem Baptist church
at ll o'clock a. m.; at Ebenezer
church at 3 o'clock p. m.; at the
Presbyterian church in Walhalla at
7.30 j), m. Let everybody attend at
one ol' the places named.
Meetings will be hold at the fol
lowing places at 7.SO o'clock p. m.
on the dates named:
Monday Night, Nov. 11th.
Oconee Creek school house.
Warsaw school house.
Blue Kidge school house.
Fairfield school house.
?Tuesday Night, Nov. 12th.
YAon school house.
Neville school house.
famassee school house.
Picket Post school house.
Wednesday Night , November Hit Ii.
Bethlehem school house.
Boone's Creek school house.
Flat Shoal school house.
Chattooga school house.
Thursday Night, Nov. 14th.
Brhsstown. school house.
Wall Branch school house.
Cheohee school house.
News from Bounty I>nnd.
Bounty Land, Nov. 4.-Special: IO.
R. and A. G. Shanklin, of Clemson,
were week-end guests of their mo
ther, Mrs. Julia D. Shanklin.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Shanklin Ind
/family, of Anderson, wore guests
of relatives in this community Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Norman and
Mrs. Lucile Crawford, of near Hart
well, Ga., wore visitors at tho home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Magill Sunday.
Mrs. S. H. Coe will leave in a few
days for a visit of somo length to her
daughter, Mrs. Lieut. E. O. McMa
bnn, at Lynchburg, Va.
Friends of Corpl. Oscar H. Doyle
will be interested to learn that he
is employed in the statistical depart
montaient of the Central Records
office in Bruges (Cher) Franco.
. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harrison and
family, of the Return section, visited
relatives hero the first of the week.
Jay Gillison, of Clemson, was in
tho community for ? while Sunday.
Joe Owens has been a victim of tho
"flu" for the past weok. His wife
and two children have also boon suf
I another car of Fine
; Saturday. These
ly mated pairs, good
?nd, with good hair
If you want a real
o see us next Satur- I
xt week.
teed as Represented*
JLA, ?S* C.
lu Collision ut Sen of His Ship, tho
Otranto, with tho Kashmir.
Return, Oconeo County, Nov. 4.
Special: Return to-day mourns the
first loss of one of her soldier sons.
Lee Williams, son of Mrs. Fannie
Williams Cain, was lost at sea when
the Otranto nad Kashmir collided off
the coast of Scotland. Lee was about
22 years of age. He volunteered for
service in the army soon after the
declaration" of war, and was on his
way to tho front when he met his
tvagic death...
with iovlng pride that we say, "Our
boy has died a hero's death-died, for
his country, died for freedom, died
doing bravely his duty."
Aye. though dead, he lives-lives
In our hearts and gratitude, for he,
with many another dear lad, has laid
down his lifo that we, the folks back
home, might go safely, peacefully
about our daily duties. Can we for
get? Nay! Lee sleeps calmly; let
the waves whisper to him that
around old Return they are proud to
say, "Ho is my kinsman," "We were
friends," "I've known him all his
life," "1 was his schoolmate," "I was
his teacher."
We will not forget, but will try to
servo more truly, so that we may
meet, clear eyed, in that Day when
the angel shall stand with one foot
on the sea and one on the land, and
proclaim "Time is no more."
And the sea shall give up her dead!
Yes, we shall meet then and rejoice
thit he gave up his life in so righ
teous a cause.
And there shall be no moro death,
neither sorrow nor sighing, for Cod
Himself shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes. Neighbor.
Local Notes from Coneross,
Coneross, Nov. 4.-Special: Sun
day school ot Coneross yesterday was
well attended. It 1B said by the older
people of the community that in the
present epidemic the stoppage of ser
vices in this church was the first in
their recollection. We should feel
very thankful indeed that the com
munity has had so few who have suf
fered with influenza, and none of our
Immediate community have so fnr
died from the disease. We should all
feel deeply thankful for this bless
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Oillison and lit
tle daughter, Sue-Margrette, of the
Bounty Land community, spent a
short while last week with Mrs. Gil
lison's mother, Mrs. Sue M. Hunsln
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. P. Dean, of
Avalon, (la., spent a while In the
community hist Sunday, dining nt
the homo of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Al
exander. They returned to their home
early in tho afternoon.
Miss Corina Dllworth,Who has been
teaching near Whetstone, has taken
up her work there again this morn
Airs. Sue Hunslnger spent a few
days last wook with .Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Qi ll Ison, of Bounty Land.
Miss Myrtle Dllworth leaves this
morning for Westminster, where she
will attend the high school.
Twelvo-Mllo Uiver Association.
To whom lt may concern: You are
horoby notified that the Twelve Mlle
Rivor Association will meet with the
Mountain Orovo Baptist church, In
Plekens county, on Thursday, No
vent ber 21, at 10 o'clock a. m..
All delegates, with their letters,
ire requested to bo present. Public
sordially invited. W.' M. Walker,
Chairman Executive Committee.
orors from this malady, but wo are
glad to loam that all aro convales
Names of Quito a Few Appear Dur
ing tho Fast Week.
From the reports of casualties In
tho American Expeditionary Forces
In Europe, na published In the dally
papers of tho past week, we make
the following brief summary:
October SO.
Killed in action . 15
Died of wounds.ll
Died of accident and other
causes . 3
Died of disease. 33
Wounded soverely.t . . . . 63
Wounded, degree undetermined 10i7
Wounded slightly . 89
Missing tn action . 39
Total . 360 I
Carolinians on List.
. Slightly wounded-Corpl. Furber
L. Whltmire. Central.
Died of disease-Private Clarence
Boyd, Abbeville.
October :ti.
Killed in action. 34
Died of wounds. 21
Died from accident and other
causes . 7
Died of disease. 3 2
Wounded severely . 81
Wounded, degree undetermined 92^
Wounded slightly . 304
Missing in action. 39
Died from aeroplane accident . .
Prisoners .
Total . 614;
Carolinians on List.
Wounded, degree undetermined
Lieut. Grover C. Richey, Laurens.
Slightly wounded-Privates Robt.
M. Leslie, Greenville; Clarence Mc
Keller, Greenwood; Odell Rawlinson,
Rock Hill.
November 1.
Killed in action. 25
Died of wounds.? 7
Died from accident and other-,
causes . . ,. 2'
Died of disease .. . 86
Wounded severely . . . . % ?. . .\
^Total ^ . . ^ . ; .T.'_653 I
Carolinians on List.
Wounded, degree undetermined
Private Thaddeus Freeman, McCoi'
mick county; Sorgt. Monroe C. Coo
per, Andrews.
Died of disease-Private William
M. Mobley, Wbitmire.
November '2.
Died of wounds. 6
Died of aei ?plane accident .... 1
Died of disease. 17
Wounded severely . 113
Wounded slightly . 150
Wounded, degree undetermined 157
Missing in action. 31
Total . 4 57
Carolinians ou List.
Wounded, degree undetermined
Privates Joseph Jamison, Neeces;
Jas. C. Myrick, Denmark.
November tt.
Total Casualties to Date.
Killed in action, including 395 at
sea. 1,076
Died of wounds. 4,068
Died of disease. 3,646
Died of accident and other
causes . 1,279
Wounded in action.35,344
Missing in action, including
prisoners . 6,191
Total. .61,604
(The above record constitutes the
total casualties since the beginning
of the war up to and Including Sun
day, November 3.)
Carolinians on List.
Killed In action-Privates John
Willis, Ensley; John Butler, Green
Died of disease-Privates James
Holmes, ESUerbe Springs; George W.
Harvey, Orangeburg.
Slightly wounded in action-Pri
vate Lonnie Kirby, Coward.
November 4.
Killed in action.'. . . 4;
Died from accident and other
causes . 3
Died of aeroplane accident .... 1
Died of disease. 80
Wounded soverely . 38
Wounded, degree undetermined 46
Wounded slightly . 37
Total. 314'
Carolinians on List.
Died of disease-Privates Roben
B. Huey, Lancaster; Ernest Clark,
Jar niel.
Wounded severely-Private Wm.
Harvey, Fairfax.
Wounded slightly-Privates Bax
ter Hayes, Anderson; Chestnut J.
Miles, Autun.
November n.
<illed In action. 195
Died of woundB .
[Died of disease. 91
Wounded severely . 157
Wounded, degree undetermined 159
IVounded slightly . 261
Missing in action. 27
Died from accident and other
causes . 5
'rlsoner . 1
i .H on Willoh Host UH i.vs Will ho
doti I lavo Been Forwarded.
Khtngton, Nov. 4.- -Terms upon
^'Germany may obtain an im
ite armistice and end the war
completed and signed to-day in
.. Secretary Lansing announced
tufflS&ct to-night in a brief statement,
adding only that complete diplomatic
hdj&mony had been achieved by the
Allied and American conferees at
may bo stated authoritatively
:!the terms, not yet given ou^ for
ieation, follow closely those un*
whlch Austria-Hungary aurren
d to-day and passed out of the
{leaving Germany to stand alone
t?t the world. x ,
I presumption In olllclal circles
lo-hight was that the stipula
'.could bo In tho hands of the
ian government in less than 24
they are accepted, a reply set
the Issue of peace or further
lng may also bo received within
time. Tho uncertainty caused
Ident 'Wilson to cancel to-night
reposed* trip to New Jersey to
ljiijgfrow to cast his vote In the Con
Ional elections.
though the complete text of the
ric Versailles document proba
3 now on the cables for Washing
its substance had been reported
f fully and approved by the Pre
it before the final draft was pre
cretary Lansing's announcement
contained this statement:
chording to an olllclal report re-'
i thia, evening tho terms of tho
itlc? to bo offered to Germany
Just, boon agreed-to unnhimous
d signed by the representatives
e Allies and of the United States
8>js. The report further states
diplomatic unity has boen com
ly. achieved under conditions of
Ost, harmony."
Abjected to analysis by military
rs here, both Allied no,d Ameri
the terms pf the Austrian armls
Hjnjch are said to be no more
. than those for /Gormany, are
?eted to mean absolute sur
stricUong or limitations are imposed
upon tho victors. These officers be
lieve Germany, left alone, also must
throw herself without reserve upon
tho mercy of the victors.
Final adjustments, territorial and
otherwise, aro all deferred to tho
peace conference, for which tho ces
sation of hostilities paves the way.
The German appoal for an armistice
was submitted on tho basis of ac
ceptance of tl\e peace terms already
outlined by President Wilson, and
when tho discussion sta-ts the Allies
and the United States will be in a
position to dictate its results. In
fact, the real peace conference has
boon sitting in Versailles.
Little Choice for the Huns.
The judgment of army officers as
to the situation on the Western
front in a military sense ls that Ger
many must accept the armistice con
ditions or face a debacle of hor ar
mies. Signs of disintegration of the
German forces facing the Franco
American lines have been evident
for two days. The German official
statements yesterday admitted an
American break-through. If the
breach is widened the German armies
will be cut in half as effectively as
were the Austrian armies in Italy.
They then may be crushed separate
It Is generally assumed that the
German government will receive the
armistice terms through Washing
ton, as its request was received in
that way. The Austrian case does
not form a precedent, as the appeal to
Washington was suplemented after
tho collapse of the Austrian front by
a direct appeal to Gen. Diaz, the Ital
ian commander. Unless the situa
tion of the German annies forces
similar action on the Western front,
however, lt is assumed hero that
tho German case is being handled
through diplomatic channels. The
present 'Berlin civil government
claims absoluto authority over the
Hi ch lo nd School to Open Nov. 11.
Tho Richland school will open on
Monday, November 1 1th, at 9 o'clock,
with Miss S. Ida Garner, of Kelton,
this State, as principal, and Miss
Mary L. Long, of Saluda, assistant.
Appropriate opening exercises will be
hold, with ono or moro addresses.
The patrons and friends of the
school are cordially invited to be
present at tho opening, lt ls very
important that every pupil shall be
present on the opening day.
? v?;\,;;,,;",IN <?u List.
Killed in action-Sergt. Clifford
Skinner, Bishopvlllo.
Severely wounded-Lieut. Will B.
Oliver, Floronce.
Dlod of accident or other causes
Privates Luther Butler, Manning;
Johnnie Walters, Davis Station; Har
ry T. Brown, Camden.
Wounded severely-Private Au
gustus M. Henderson, Abbeville.
*st?i. '..{\}:'->.'j- :
Judge Ceo. E. Prince Presiding Over
the Present Session.
The Court of General Sossions con
vened In Walhalla Monday morning
with Judge Geo. IO. Prince, of Ander
son, presiding. Some considerable
amount of business has been disposed
of, and tho following is a rocord ot
tho casos that havo como up for a
Cases Heard.
The Stato vs. Andrew Ileeso-vio
lation of liquor laws. Pload guilty.
Sentenced to servo at hard labor on
the public works of Oconoo for a
period of six months, or a Uko torin
in Stato penitentiary. On payment
of the sum of $100 sentence to be
suspended until defendant shall again
be adjudged guilty of violating any
of the liquor laws of tho State, In
which event sentence to be served.
The State vs. J. N. McDonald and
W. D. Strlbling-violation of liquor
laws. J. N. McDonald plead guilty.
Sentenced to servo six months on
chain gang. Sentence suspended on
payment of $25.
The Stato vs. Jesse Green-viola
tion of liquor laws. Plead guilty. I
Sentenced" to ono year at hard labor
on tho public works of Oconee. It
will bo remembered that this ls the
prisoner who knocked down Deputy
Sheriff B. R. Moss in the Jail one
morning not long ago, and escaped
from Jail for about fifteen minutos.
The Stato vs. Hal. D. Grant-vio
lation of liquor laws. Pload guilty.
Sentenced to servo six months on the
public works of Oconoo. Sentence
suspended on payment of fine of
$100, suspension conditioned upon
tho defendant's good behavior. It is
?eported that an additional condition
imposed was that the defendant wire
I his resignation as Coroner pf Oconee
I county to the Governor, to take effect
Immediately. This condition was
complied with at onco.
The State vs. Pink Thompson
violation of liquor laws. Plead guil
ty. Sentenced to serve six months
on chain gang', sentence suspend
ed during good behavior, on payment
' of a fine of $50. .
Tho.State, vs. Will Choice and Ar
Plead guilty. Each seritenqed to
serve etx months oh Ute chain gang.
Upon payment of $50 each, sontence
to be. suspended during good behav
The State vs. Ham Thomasson and
John Haney-violation of liquor
laws. Tried by jury. Verdict, "Not
The State vs. James Garrison.and
ED rn es t Massey-^-vlolation of liquor
laws. Plead guilty. Sentenced to
serve, each, six months on the chain
gang. On payment of $5 0 each sen
tonco to be suspended during good
The State vs. Georgo and Charlie
Williams-violation of liquor laws.
The State vs. Luther Haley-as
sault and battery with intent to kill.
Tho State vs. Hoyt Yarbrough,
Orin Gray and Lewis Gray-assault
and battery with intent to kill. Con
tinued.- /
' The State vs. Fred Minson-mur
der. Plead guilty to manslaughter.
Sentenced to serve three years In the
reformatory at Florence.
The State vs. Mllledge Strickland
and Will Strickland-murder. Plead
guilty to manslaughter. Sentence as
to Mllledge Strickland, six years at
hard labor on tho chain gang; as to
Will Strickland, ten years at hard
labor on the chain gang.
The Stato vs. B. C. Rogers, Indict
ed for swindling. The defendant was
tried and convicted abou*. a year
ago, but has dover paid his lino or
served his sentence. A rule to show
cause was directed against his bonds
men." They failed to appear and an
swer and the bond was ordered es
Cases Nol Prosscd
Tho following sosos were ended
by the process of marking on the
criminal docket "nolprosBod":
The State vs. John Wllbnnks et al
-violation of liquor laws.
Tho State vs. Willis Williams
The State vs. T. J. Smith-house
breaking and larceny.
The Stato vs. Milford Crooks-as
sault and battery with Intent to kill.
The Stato vs. Miles and Adgor Ad
dis-nssualt and battery with intent
to kill.
Session of Court Elided.
With tho disposition or this bond
estreating action the session of tho
Court was ended and Judge Prlnco
and the other Court officials left for
iholr homos.
Present meat of Grand Jury.
Shortly beforo adjournment of tho
Court the grand Jury presentment
was handed in and read In open ses
sion. The presentment ls as follows:
The State of South Carolina,
The State of South Carolina,
County of Oconee.
To his Honor George E. Prince, Pre
siding Judge:
We beg leave to submit that wo
have passed on all bills of indictment
handed to us by tho Solicitor.
Wo recommend that all of tho
bridges on our rural routes be put In
good condition before tho -work on
other bridges is taken up, as tho
mails aro being retarded in many sec
tions because of tho recent heavy
Wo recommend to our delegation
People to Choose iSuocossor to I<ato
Thomas E. Handers.
On account of tho death of T. K.
Sanders, tho Domocratlc nominee for
Supervisor of Oconoe county, tho
County Executive Committee has or
dered a special primary election to bo
hold on tho last Tuosday in Novom
bor-tho 26th-to lill tho vacancy
abovo mentioned.
All persons desiring to outer the
race must lllo the usual pledgo and
pay an entrance foo of $10, said
pledge to bo flied and entrance fee to
bo paid not lalor than 12 o'clock noon
of Tuosday, Novembor 19th, 1918.
In said primary tho candidate re
ceiving the. highost number of votes,
w hot her lt be a majority of all the
votos polled or not, will bo declared
tho nominee, unless two candidatos
recelvo tho samo number of votos, in
which event a second primary will be
held two weeks later, in all other
respeots tho said primary election
will be hold In nccordanco with tho
rules governing the rogular Domo
cratlc primary elections.
Tho samo managers who served tn
tho primary eloctions during the past
slimmer aro hereby requested to
servo In this election, and they will
please call at tho Court I louse on No
vember 19th and get tho ballots and
boxes. 'J. E. Hopkins',
County Chalrmau.
W. C. Hughs, Clerk.
Walhalla, S. C., Nov. 4th, 1918.
Primary for Coroner,
Sinco tho above notice was written,
Hal. D. Grant has resigned as Coro
nor, so an olection for Coroner will
be held at the same time aa the elec
tion for. County Supervisor. Tho
samo rules and regulations will ap
ply in both elections.
Tho entrance fee for candidates in
the Coroner's race will bo $2.5 0, and
the date for closing of entrance and
filing of pledges will be tho same as
in the announcement above.
J. E. Harper,
County Chairman^.'
W. C. Hughs, Clerk.
Walhalla, S. C., Nov. 5th, 1018.
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For Supervisor. .
1 hereby announce mysolf a candi
date for the office of Supervisor of
Oconee, subject to the will of tho
voters of tho county ns lt may bo
expressed by them In tho Sp?cial olec
tion to bo held on Novembor 2 6th.
ff elected I promise my best ser
vices to tho people of tho county, and
will devoto my entire time to tho
duties of the office.
Tho many friends of W. M. BROWN
hereby announce him as a candidate for
County Supervisor subject to the action
of tho Democratic party in primary
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Wreck-85 Bodies Recovered-Cars
on Brooklyn Lino Jump Track.
New York, 'Nov. 1.-? Elghty-flvo
bodies had been taken late to-night
from what is known as the Malbono
stroet tunnel, on the Brighton Beach
line of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit
Company, where a five-car train, run
ning at high speed, jumped the track
on a curve and struck the side wall
with such terrific force that the first
car was demolished and the others
"buckled" until they woro jammed
against tho roof of the tunnel.
Between 75 and 100 men and wo
men were killed, and probably double
that number injured, In tho collision
near prospect Park station. Tho
crash occurred when tho train ahead
(said to have boen in charge of a
"green" motorman, jumped the track
at a switch, and another train, run
ning in the same direction, plungod
Into the rear cars.
First, Day of Strike.
Tho tragedy marked tho first day
of ti strike called by tho company's
motormon to enforce tho reinstate
ment of 29 discharged members of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers, as ordered by tho National
War Labor Board.
Officials of tho company profess to
have no definite information as to
the cause of tho accident.
from this county in the General As
sembly that wo have two rural police
men and pay thom a salary of ono
hundred dollars per month each, in
stead of having four and paying thom
8eventy-flvo dollars a month each, as
it ls now.
Wo hereby submit, undor separate
cover, a report of a commltteo that
examined tho books of tho comity
officers this summer, "The Audit
Company of tho South, and ask that
pages 2 and 7, inclusive, bc read In
open Court by the Clerk of Court,
and that tho report of this examin
ing committee be kept in the office
of tho Clerk of Court, where sarao
can bo referred to at any time.
Wo recommend that this kind ol
expert examining, or auditing, by ex
ports, be made annually In July.
Wo thank your Honor for courte
Bios, and ask leave to be dismissed.
W. L. Thomas, Foreman.

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