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WALHALLA* N. C. :
WKDINBHUAVi O VT, I'*- I ?Ol.
KEV. i?) JAS. H. TILLMAN.
The Kock Hill Uocord of Ootobor Otb
coutaiuod tho foll ?winn interesting para
A roporl comes from Ohostorand Rich
borg that .las. .i. Tillman has joined the
Methodist Kpiscopal ("kundi, South, and
will become a minister of the Gospel.
Wo publish the report for what it is
worth, being unable to verify it to-day.
Strange things bave come to pass, and
we are prepared for most anything; hut
wo doubt the verification of this report.
However, if Mr. Tillman has turned in
Ids course and will serve God with tho
.samo /.eal he has served tho devil ho will
provo a great power for good.
MORE RAILROAD TALK.
Wo noticed last week that tho Clayton
Tribune published an application for a
? harter for the Tennessee, Georgia and
South Carolina Kail way. Com monti u ton
this the Tribune says :
Wo call attention to the application for
amended charter ol the Tonnessoe, Geor
gia and South Carolina Railway. Some
lour or (Ave years ago wo printed a map
of a system of proposed railroads cross
ing at ( layton, only to recoivo from some
smiles of derision. At that time tho pro
posed road, running east and west, was
oalled the "Missing Llul Railway." One
man wrote from Florina that ho had
found the long lost missing link, hut
now it seems to ho almost a certainty
that tho proposed road will come, and
tho map will be reproduced in reality.
Wo could ir<> Into long details and show
the practicability and many good reasons
why capital would he welt invested in the
enterprise. It is enough to say now that
the outlook is good for ibo road. Only a
few miles (from blue Ridge to Walhalla)
are necessary to commet the West, and
Northwest with tidewater on the South
< larolina coast.
Somehow or other wo got short
oircuited about a year ?go and
haven't been abb? to got our railroad
nows as regularly as desired. Won't tho
Tribune please have us properly con
noototl again.' We don't like to miss
anything like good bot railroad news.
NOT ON YOUR LIFE.
Tho Coin ici is in receipt of a biter
from some one in Charleston-evidently
a sufferer from matrimonial infelicity -
w ho asks ns to stai ; au agitation and try
to create a sentiment in favor of a divorce
law for South Carolina. Of course our
friend, whoo vor hu may bo, has our sym
pathy in his nfliiotiou, but wo cannot soe
our way clear to begin a "war for inde
pondenco" by w ay of tho establishment
of tho divorce court, bet US suggest in
stead that those wdio have been so un
fortunate as to h ive made a grave mistake,
instead of consummating a happy mar
riagO, make tho best of a bad bargain, for
which, if th?- aggrieved parties bo men,
they are doubtless responsible in Hie
We need some things in South Caro
lina-need thom badly -but of all the
things we do not need, the divorce law is
the least needed. I,ci t lu? marriage vows
bo carried out by both partier, and there
will bo no use for a divorce law. In the
.-o this where divorces are granted the
law is abused ami resorted to on tho
slightest pi etext ; ill-advised marriages
aro consummated with little thought ?r
caro for the future. Why care',' if
eithor party linds in a few woeks, Ol'
months, Ol years, that he or she profoi'S
.-?ingle life, w hy.-'-thoie is tho divorce
COIirt nady to untie the marriage knot,
tO undo il,,, work of Cod, or that, which
through hypocrisy, wanton carelessness,
criminal thoughtlessness or foolish disre
gard of thc sanctity of the marriage rite,
boars on thc surface at least the stamp
"Whom (?od bath joined together let
?io man put asunder." Instead of the
divorce court as a remedy let us work for
.i BOntimonl that will foster purity of
motive and a strict compliance with the
marriage vows. The courts of law in
/.his Stale are amply sufllcioni to meet
all demands as to domestic relations. Wo
Ht: a<d want the dtvorCO court evil in
South Carolina. Where it might pos
sibly provo a blessing in one case it
WOUld prove a curse in a hundred.
Will WO Start the agitation and try to
or?ate a sentiment in favor of the divorce
law in South Carolina'.' Not on your
Tn\i WATSON,of Qoergia, continues to
blow and bluster about what be would
i bi if he were in ,lodge Parkor's ?dace.
' '? caught not whip him," hO say.;, refer
eing te Itoosovolt, "hut ho would know
Hie had ft fight on his hands. I am a
'. C - . Likely Onough ho would have
tO tfcVj tnr.'i so. Judge barker, however,
lia? given Roosevelt morn political trouble
in acjuiot way than Watson could make
for him in ton years, lt's the shallow
'.tr-ook that makes the noise; you seldom
FIOMT tho waters of tho powerful streams
tf?.iit accomplish so min h.
"WORK DAY" OFFERING FOR EPWORTH.
Tbe Courier is io receipt of the follow
ing appeal from Superintendent Whar
ton, of tho Epworth Orphanage:
Wo havo plauuod to have a "Work
Day" offering in favor of the Epworth
Orphanage, on October 20th. We dosiro
to havo UH many people a? will to donato
thoir earnings of thal tlay to thu support
of tho Orphanago.
There are thousands of men and wo
men, boy? ami girls, who could well af
ford to give the earnings of ono day to
tho support of a cause so worthy ami
deserving as that of providing for the
more than one hundred fatherless little
ones placed under thc CftrOOf th?' Metho
dist church in Sou! h Carolina, for sup
port aud training, lt w ill bc a small mat
ter to the individual to make this contri
bution, but the gifts of the many will ag
grogate a helpful sum for the care of the
>>i ph,01s. I,el SO Ul 0 one bc appointed in
Overy community to take charge of tho
offerings and remit to us, but if prefera
ble the individual may send his own
ottering. Wc hope thc children through
out the state will be encouraged to take
an active part in this matter, and that all
the friends of Hie ?o phillis will co-operate
with us in making the day a success.
W. li. Wharton, Superiutondent.
Columbia, S. C.
This is a cause that ought to appeal
strongly to the Methodists of this Stat?'.
Tim Epworth Orphanago is doing a great
work, ao l we hope our people will re
sound liberally to this call. Wo shall be
glad indeed to learn that a handsome
sum will go from this section for the sup
port of the little ones at Epworth.
Amounts sont to Tho Courier will be
acknowledged ami forwarded, if any pro
for making contributions in this way.
Let ns remember tho orphans.
Wini its last issue, October Ith. tho
New Era, published tit ?ishopvillo, S. C.,
announced its suspension-Vol. 1, No. bl.
Oh, that "unlucky 181"
AM? Woodward has again been elected
mayor of Atlanta. "There'll be a hot
time in tho old town" when Dr. Brough
ton returns from London.
WK havo not as yet noticed ?mywhere
that Chairman Cor to! you claims South
Carolina as certain to roll up a large ma
jority for Roosevelt. Strango, isn't it?
Tur. wool market of hue has hoon un
usually active, according to the market
reports. The Republican executive com
mittee is doubtless laying in its supply
to pull over tho people's eyes.
HKKK'S a little item that may he of in
terest to our Charleston friend who feels
so deeply the need of a divorce law:
Vienna, Octobers.-The Society of Di
vorced PoOple, men aird women, has de
cided to issn?! a weekly paper, called The
Gazette for the Divorced. The Gazette u
purpose is to eduoatO the masses that di
voiced ladies and gentlemen should not
h? looked upon as second-class persons,
socially ami ot borwiso.
"The Gar.otto" would doubtless .<e
glad to undertake the task of creating a
sentiment for a divorce law in South
Carolina, lt's a long way off, of course,
but then tin- paper would not need to de
part from its regular line of business.
Saves Two from Death.
"Our little daughter had an almost fa
tal attack of wboopingoougb and bron
chitis," writes Mis. W. K. Ilavilami, of
Armonk, N. Y., "but, when all others
failed, we saved hei life with Dr. King's
New Discovery. Our niece, who had
consumption in an advanced stage, also
used this wonderful medicine and to-day
she is perfectly well." Desperate throat
and lung diseases yield to Dr. King's
New Discovery 08 to no other medicine
on earth. Infallible for coughs and
colds. ."Hie and :>1 bottles guaranteed by
all druggists. Trial bottles tree.
Gen. Ransom Has Passed Away.
Raleigh. N. C., October 8.- Gon. Mat
thew W. Ransom, Confederate general,
OX-lJnited States Senator and Minister to
Mexico under Presldonl Cleveland, died
unexpectedly at his borne near G.trrvs
burg this morning. Ile represente I .ins
Mate in the United States Senate for S\
years, being defeated for re election by
the fuBionista In 1805, His mental faouf- !
ties remained unimpaired to the last and
he canvassed tho State for Hie Democratic
ticket tWO years ago. He addressed scvo
ral Confederate reunions this summer.
His di llb was entirely unanticipated
and his family was at Blowing Rock, his
sunni.or home, when he died. Ho owned
au immense plantation and his property
is estimated at nearly a million.
Gen. Ransom was by far tho most dis
tinguished North Carolinian. Ho died
011 his 78th birthday, having been born
october 8, ls;;?;. In 1852 hfl became At
torney Gonoral of North Carolina, being
the youngest man ever elected to 'har.
During the Civil War he rose' to briga
dier general, ami in 1872 was elected to
11)0 I hilted States Senate, whore 1)0 served
for 22 years. After leaving tho Senate
he was appointed Minister to Mexico by
President Cleveland, and on the expira
tion ot that terni returned to bis farm in
Northampton county, where be has
been exceedingly SUCCOSSful, being the
largest cotton planter in the State.
Iiis death was not a surprise to ?hose
well acquainted with his condition, tor it
was known that bc had heart trouble and
as far back as ten years ago be caine
neat living while making a spec.-li at
Tile Seerel of Success.
Forty million bottles of August Flower
sold in the I nitcd Stales alone since its
introduction! And the demand for it is
still growing. Isn't that a tine showing
of success? Don't it prove that August
Plower has had unfailing success in the
cure of indigestion and dyspepsia-tho
two groatost enemies of health ami hap
pillOBS? Does it not Afford the best evi
dence thal August Plower is a sure spe
edie for all stomach and intestinal dis
orders?-that I has proved itself the
host of all liver regulators.' August
Plower has a matchless record of over
thirty-five yoara in curing the ailing
millions of these distressing complaints
-a success that is becoming wk'cr in its
scope OVOry day, at home ami abroad, as
the famo of August Plower spreads.
Trial bottles. 26o; regular size. 7?c. Por
sale by Walhalla Drug Co. and Seneca
Knights ol Pythias at Anderson.
The first district convention ot' Dis
trict No. 8, of the Knights of Pythias of
South Carolina was hold in the castlo
hall of Chiquola lodgo at Audorsou on
Tuesday of last week. Representatives
wero present from all tho lodges in tito
district, and tho occasion was a very
pleasant one ar we'd.
Tho object of tho convention was a
general conference in regard to Pythian
affairs and the "good of the order." The
sessions were secret and nothing thal
was d. was given to tlie outside pub
lic. Those vim ?ere present, however,
expressed themselves as more than
pleased With the convention and its re
District Deputy Grand Chancellor
.lames Thompson, of Walhalla, presided,
! ami among the delegates were a number
! of the prominent members of the order
in this section of th?; .State.
Tuesday evening the members of
Ohiquola lodge tendered tho visitors a
smoker in the Court Mouse. This was a
very pleasant affair, light refreshments,
as well as the cigars, being served.
After the social session tho lodge went
into secret session, ami tho secret work
of the order was oxomplilled by some of
the more skilled members of tho order.
The next meeting of the convention
will be held at Kaslcy on the third Tues
day in February.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. I
CorNrv ot OCONKK. J
lu tho Court of Common. Pleas.
PURSUANT to decrees of tho abovo
named Court, I will sell, to the high
est bidder, in frout of tho Court Houso
door, in Walhalla, S. C., on Monday,
November 7, 100-1, hotweeu the legal hours
of salo, tho property belo", described:
M. Arie Alexander, Plaintiff,
Mary . I. Alexanderetal., Defendants.
Tract No. 1.-All that certain pieco,
parcel or tract of land situate, lying and
being in tho County of Ooonco and State
of South Carolina, on Connoross creek,
waters of Seneca river, on tho oast sido
of tho public road from Walhalla to
Westminster, S. C., and known as the
home placo of Janies W. Alexander, de
ceased, it. being tho same convoyed to
bini by E. O. Alexander, Harriot barker
and Susan M. Quasi tiger hy deed hear
ing ?late Pith of December, A. D. 1801,
for thirty-two (32?)and one-fourth acres;
samo recorded in Hook "O," pagos 8.5
and 84, Clerk's offico, Ocouoo county,
S. C., and moro fully described in plat of
survey of samo by W. F. Ervin, D. S ,
bearing ?late Kith day of December, ps'.M;
also ono aero of land adjoining tho abovo
tract, and bearing the same date, by deed
from W. O. Alexander to tho said James
W. Alexander, and recorded in Rook
"()," pages SI and 8? Clerk's ellice for
Oconeo county, S. C.
Tract No. 2. - All that tract of land sit
uate, lying and being in tho abovo named
State and county, on tho public road
leading from Walhalla to Westminster.
S. C., adjoining lands of C. C. Porter,
W. (). Alexander, .lames F.. Phillips and
others, containing thirty ono and three
fourths acres, more or less, and more
fully represented by a pint of :.? irvey
hy John V. Stribling, surveyor, on the
28th day of December, A. D. 180.3, being
the same tract of land conveyed by deed
to .lames W. Alexander by James E.
Phillips, dated I Ith January, lSUI, and
recorded in ( 'lei k's oflico, < teoneo county.
South Carolina, in Rook "Q," pagOS 550
Terms of Sale: One-half of the pur
chase price cash on day of sale, and the
balance on a credit of twclvo months,
! with interest nt 7 per cent per annum
from day of sale, secured by a bond of
the purchaser and a mortgage of thc land
; purchased, with leave to tho purchaser
to anticipate payment of the credit por
I tion. And in caso of failure of the pur
chaser to comply with tho terms of sale
that said Master is authorized to adver
tise and resell the said tractor tracts of
land on the same terms as heretofore sot
forth, but at the risk of the former pur
chaser, ol' tho next succeeding or any
subsequent convenient salesday until tho
said terms have been full) complied with.
Purchaser to pay extra for papers.
W. O. WHITE,
Master for Oconee County, S. C.
Catherine V. Whltmire et a!., Plaintiffs,
Gertrude Whitmore et al., Defendants.
All that certain piece, parcel or tract
of land situate, lying and being in the
Collu ty of Oconee, State of South ('aro
lina, on tin. east branch of Little river,
adjoining lands of William tirant, Leo
nard Rogers, W. W. Crow and others,
containing eigl.ty acres, moro or less,
being a part of the tract of laud formerly
belonging to the estate of William Whit
mire, deceased, and being tho tract of
land belonging to Reuben T. Whitmire
at the tie.;; of his death.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, and bal
ance on a credit of one year, credit, por
tion to bear interest from r?ate of sale,
and bo secured by bond of tho purchaser
and mortgage of the premises, with leave
to the purchaser to anticipate payment of
credit portion; that in tho event of fail
ure of purchaser to comply with the
terms ot sale within five days from day
of sale, the Master do readvertise ami
resell said promises on the following
salesday or some convenient salcsday
thereafter at the same place and on t he
same terms as above set out, at the risk
of tin-, former purchaser or purchasers,
and that he do continue so to do until he
has found ?i purchasor who coroplios
with the terms of sale. Puichaser to
I pay extra tor papers.
W. (). WHITE,
Master for OcotlOO County, s. C.
barbara Simms (rt al., Plaintiffs,
Thomas simms et ..).. !>. fendants.
Aii that certain piece, parcel or tract
of land situate, lying and being in thc;
county of Oconee, of the state of south
Carolina, adjoining lauds of John Milli
' L'an. W. K. (boswell, William Boldon, S,
Y. Stribling and the right of way of thc
i Southern Railway Company, containing
BOVenty-nitlO acres, moro rn- less, and
hoing tim tract nf land bought by Louis
Simms from Dr. John Hopkins.
Terms of Sale : One half cash and bal
ance on a credit of one year, credit por
tion tc bear inter? it from day of salo at
tho rate of s per cent per annum, anil bo
secured by the bond of the purchasr r
j ami a mortgage of the premises; that in
event of failure of the purr baser to com
! ply with the terms of salo within live
days from date of sale tho Master do
road vor tiso and resell said promises rm
the following salcsday or some convenient
; salesday thereafter at tho samo place
ami on same terms, at the risk of thc
former purchaser. Purchaser to pay
extra for papers,
W. o. WHITE.
Mastor for ( iconoo County, s. c.
? O. ?ober |2, MUM. ll-l-l
New Store, New Goods
Ovir buyers didn't get up to New YorK
this season, but somehow we've got the
values and saved our customers the expense
o/" the trip.
You cannot afford to fail to visit the New
Store with new goods, marked in plain fig
ures so that "He who runs may read."
Our cash and one price system allows us
to marh our goods at one-third less than the
ThinK it over and give us a trial. We are
sure it will be profitable to you.
s Harper, Boyd & Hunt,
I Cor, Hotel Bldg. Seneca, S. C.
Death ot Mrs. Nancy C. Harris.
It becomes our painful duty to record
the death of our old friend, Mrs. Nancy
C. Harris, which sad ovent took placo at
O' Farrell, Cass couuty, Texas, September
28th, 10<>4, soventy-sevon years and seven
days old. Mrs. Harris's maiden name
was Kiinmor, born September21, IP27, in j
Anderson district (now county); married
to Samuel P. Harris February '22, 1844,
by Kev. .Joseph Hillhouse. Mrs. Harris!
was a member of tho Presbyterian church
at Townville. In early lifo sho united 1
with that blanch of tho church and over j
after walked the way of a true Christian, j
None doubted her pievy. Three years
ago she left South Carolina for Texas, !
tliere to live with her daughters. Tho
last year or BO she suffered much pain,
yet boro it all as a faithful Christ lau.
She left sevoral children and a hugo
circle of other relatives and friends to
mourn their loss. Our loss, we trust, is
ber everlasting gain. An old Friend.
A dispatch from Kilo, Texas, under .
date of October 7th, savs that II. C. ,
Watson, a farmer, was shot dead in a
pistol dmd by his son l'eu, in tho pres- ;
euee of his wife, the hoy's mother. Tho '
father and son had a dispute over a di- |
vision of crops. The father shot three
times and the hov once. Thc latter is in i
small farms near the
City of Greenville.
One-third cash ;
balance in 1, 2, 3 and
A postal card
\ ill bring youi full
Greenville, ?. C.
Wc will sell your
farm for you if situ
ated in Oconee, PicK
ens, Anderson or
WE WANT YOUR FALL
AND WINTER TRADE
And think wo havo a ?tock of
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, SHOKS, HATS,
HARDWARE AND GROCERIES,
that will intoro8t closo buyers.
In Dry Goods wo havo almost anything you want, from aa Out
iiiR Oross at 5o. per yard to a broadcloth Suit at $.r>.
Wo do not sell all tho pood Shoes, but most of tho Shoos wo soil
A Rp; GOOD, at 25c. to $:'> 60 per pair.
A NICK LARGE PICTURE AND A CAN OK
RAKING POWDERS FOR 50c.
Como to soo us boforo you hay. lt will cost you nothing to soo
our goods and hoar our prices.
Ono second hand iMiorse Wagon and several new Wagon bodies.
If you have an account with us we Aili appreciate prompt
payment. Yours truly,
J. YT. li YR. 13 di COMPANY)
SENECA- H. C.
CLOSING OUT =
The Following: nt SO Per Cent
All Tobaccos, Starch, Matches,
Soda, Shoe Polish, Sulphur and
other things in this line.
Bargains in them.
M. S. STRIBLING,
Westminster, So. Ca.
FULL LINE OF PIPING
AND FITTINGS FOR MACHINERY.
(?nick work and a close price on any kind of a job. Foundry work on
short notice. No charge for patterns.
SHEET METAL AND ROOFING WORK OP Aid, KINDS.
SENECA IRON WORKS,
SENECA, - - - - S. C.
ELIAS EARLE, President and Manager.
IF IN DOUBT, TRY
Seneca Hardware Co.
^THEY KEEP IT.^
SENECA, - - S. CAROLINA.