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WALHALLA? 8. C. t
WKDNKHDAV.OCT. IN, l?03.
COURT STILL IN SESSION.
many Important and Interesting Cases were
.Oisposed Ci- Rochester Gots Lile Sentence.
At tho hour of going to press last
Wednesday morning the case of Earle
toobostor, murder, was being tried. The
\i;y returned the following verdict:
. 'Guilty, with recommendation to the
:norcy of the Court." Sentence: "Tho
sentence of tho Court and the judgment
if tho law is that the defoudant, Karlo
Rochester, be imprisoned in the State
penitentiary, with hard labor, during his
whole life time." Rochester was carried
:o Columbia yesterday afternoon by ofli
? eis from the State penitentiary.
Tho following cases on tho criminal
? locket were disposed of:
Maye ami Will Sanford, assault and
battery with intent to kill. Continued.
T. F. and bogan Karney, assault and
battery with intent to kill. Continued.
Joe K?thel], I). T. Wilson and .lohn II.
Soi'taill, assault and battery with intent
to kill. Continued. Nol pressed as to
Wm lionel], violation of dispensary
i'i'v. Two cases. Continued.
C. 1>. Morton, disposing of property
i tudor lien. Nol pressed.
Tom Scott, assault and battery of high
ind aggrivatod nature. Nol pressed.
Henry C. Harbin and M. lt. Harbin,
. ualicious trespass. N'ol prossed.
Cl?reme Williams, murder. Not guilty.
Charlie M. and W. K. .Iones, murder.
William .J. Carver, disposing of
i iroperty under lien. Nol prossed.
.lohn Farmer, disposing of property
inder lion. Not guilty.
Fred Alexander, breach of trust. Nol
Honry Oreen, burglary and larceny.
J'orry Hendrix, bigamy. Nol prossed.
On Friday morning tho Court of
(General Sessions was adjourned ami
?Common Fleas opened. Tho following
cases tiave boon disposed of:
W. F. Ki t/.burger vs. Western Union
Telegraph Co. Verdict for defendant.
Wm. Holden vs. T. E. Alexander.
Case referred to Master for rofereuco.
Wm. K. Doy! o vs. .). Helmet Hill. Ver
dict for plaintiff for $167.00. Motion
for a new trial was refused.
Jas. J. Harbert, administrator, va. At
lanta and Charlotte Air Lino Railway
-Co. Verdict: "We find for tho plaintiff
-?>\00n." Motion was made for a new
'.'.rial and it was granted.
W. EL Kindly vs. (i. W. Rowland. Re?
''erred to Master for reference.
das. Mason ot. al., vs. Mary Smith et.
ixl. Older for pai til ion granted.
Seneca Iron Works vs. J, J, Haley.
. er I "For tho d?tendant $10."
Wade H. busk vs. Oeouoo county.
Full of Tragic Meaning
Vl'O these lines from J. H. Simmons, of
lasoy, la. Think of what might have
osultod from his terrible cough If he
. tad not taken the medicine about which
lie writes: "I had a feat ful cough that
listurbud my night's rest I tried ovory
bing, but nothing w< uld relieve it. until
took Dr. King'* New Discovery for
Consumption, Coughs aud Colds, w hich
complotuly cured me." Instantly relieves
au 1 permanently cures all throat and
nmg diseases; prevents grip and pneu
monia, At all drug stores; guaran
SOedj 50c and $1, Trial bottle free.
Two Oconeeitcs Convicted.
'...>?< .mite News. October is "Monroe Scott,
rui aged negro, anil Win, C. Orr, n patriarchal
??white mountaineer, liotii nt Oconeo enmity,
?were tried yesterday for removing amt conceal
i HR com rAlmml ? hiskcy, their cases having hcon
. Kintinued from Du April torin. They were con
victed mid given du minimum sentence, $200
line or three months' imprisonment in the Ooo
nee county ?ail al Walhalla. Their attorney, M.
K, Ansel, made nu eloipient plea for the hoary
leaded ?Inners, and at tm, reipioal Judge lirnw
ey consented thal they ho allowed to gather
.heir omi'- amt repoli lo the jailer at Walhalla
. ni November I lo liegiu service of their sen
. enees. Seither ls allie to pay a Our. orr comos
'rom .1 famous family ol moonshiners amt only
?lill ulule lian- ,-aieii hun I ruin a Inii^ terni.''
Mount Pleasant Items.
Mount Pleasant, October Kl, - Kev. W.
I . Spearman preached an interesting ser
atonal Floasnni Grove Sunday.
Miss Mattie Timms was tho welcome
,uest of Miss Tommie Land Sunday.
Misses Glindoil and Kinma Mel.ees
were the guests ot Miss Maole Loramnns
Miss Macio Lommons and Floyd Lewis
visited thc family ol ll. M. Harbin las
June Spoarmnn has returned home
i/tcr an absonco of n fow months.
Kov. W. J. Spearman will proaoh at tho
i i ir next Sunday it .'. p. in. M, M.
913/cd With a Pistol anti Killed Friend.
Andorson, Oolobor IO.-While playing
t pistol late yesterday afternoon
AJV\?I<IOII Kay shot and fatally wounded
. Josoph Shedd at the Anderson cotton
mill village. Shedd lingered for a few
iiours, and died last night. The coroner
investigated tho killing this morning,
?'jttt after having satisfied himself that it
wa? puroly an accident he decided not to
hold an inquest. Both boys lived in the
vuill village and were about 12 years of
A commission has been issued to Tho
-Southern Farmor, of Newberry, capital
ised at $2,000. Tho general natnro ol
tim business will be the publication of
.jui agricultural newspaper and a general
Ol -, CE MSA M Y SHOULD BE KILLED.
An illustration ol the Desolating and Destroy
lug Effects of Whiskey-Voting is Urged.
[Hy II. A. H. Gibsou.]
Kditors Courier: I would respectfully
ask tho privilege of a small Hpaoe in your
paper. Dispensary or m? dispensary
that ?H the qi.osti?n to ho settled hy tho
voters of Goonoo county on tho ?. uh day
of October, SO far as Oconee ls concerned.
Our lawmakers bave msdo it lawful to
KOII whiskey to the people, and then if a
mau got*) drunk on it, the uoxt thing is
to arrest, convict and punish him for gov
ting drunk. Tho principle is uo bettor
than putting a pistol in a man's hands
and then tolling him to go out and shoot
down his followman.
Hut for tho uso of whiskey tho Joueses
would never bavo heeii tried iii tho Court
of Sessions last wook foi killing Wall.
Whiskey was nt tho bottom of the whole
trouhle, hut while tho Joneses woro ac
quitted, tho old man Wall Hos silent in
his gravo, Lut boro let the voil fall on
that terrible transaction.
The father will lecture his son against
patronizing tho dispensary when ho has
voted to have it. I am a boliover in what
soever yo sow that shall yo also reap. If
you sow whiskey you aro just as ce.tain
to reap a crop of drunkards.
The dispensary is corrupting in more
ways than one. We havu to contend
against two of tho strongest tendencies
of human nature-avariciousness and
covetousness are arrayed on tho side of
the dispensary. It appeals lo the avarice
on the ground that tho profits go to tho
education of your children. That is
what its advocates toll you. Money
wrung from the mouths of many poor
ehild'on, who must go in rags while
your children aro goinc to school clad in
good comfortable clothiu.', and while
those poor children aro deprived of tho
benefit of tho schools hocausc they have
not decent clothing to go to school, and
why? Bei anse a drunken father has spent
Iiis moivy for whiskey which should bavo
hoon spout for food and clot hun: for his
wife and children. And that is not the
worst of it. Wives are made widows
and children aro made orphans. How
any Chrl thu) can make up his or her
mind to eut to educate their children
on money that is making widows and
orphans, is moro than I can understand,
and 1 am putting it as mild as I know
1 think tho moderate drinker is the
most daugorous factor in tho liquor
question. His example to the yOUtlg is
frightfully dangerous. Logic is certainly
with the total abstainer and his exanlple
ro-en forces the argument ten fold against
the use of liquor of any kind.
We need Christ's hell? in this matter
against the demon Oratrong drink that
is annually carrying men down to (
drunkard s craves and damning their
immortal souls in eternity. We must he ,
strong. but only in the strength of God ,
eau we prevail against this terrible evil. (
It is not the last drink that ruins a man, ?
il is the first drink that does the dread- ,
fol work. A tramp walked into a saloon i
and called for a "free drink." Ho ob- ,
tai ned the drink, and as ho started to eo
a young man present said, "Stop, make ?
us a speech." Ho stood up before them ,
with a crace and dignity that all his rags
and dirt could not obscuro.
"Gentlemen," he said, "I look to-night
at you and myself, and it seems to mo I
look upon tho picture of my lost man
hood. This bloated face was once as
young and handsome as yours. This
shambling figure onco walked as proudly
as yours, a man in tho world of mon. I
too once had a homo and friends and po
sition. I had a wife as hoautitul as an
artist's dream, and I dropped tho price
less pearl of her honor and respect in the
wino-cup. and, Cloopatra like, saw it dis
solve and qualTcd it down in tho hriny
draught. I had children as sweet and
lovely as thc Howers of spring, and saw
thom fade and dio under the blighting
curso of a drunken father. I had a homo
where love lit tho Hame upon tho altar
and ministered hoforo it, and I put out
the holy tire and darkness and desola
tion reigned in its stead. I had aspara
lions and ambitions that soared as high
as tho morning star and broke and
bruised their beautiful wines, aud af last
strangled them that I might hear their
cries m? more. To-day I am a husband
without a wife, a father without a child,
a tramp with no home to call his own, a
man m who: I every g.I impulse is
?lead. And all swallowed up in the
monist rom of drink."
What a picture of what was once, no
doubt, a bright and useful mau, l inned
hy strong di ink. Can any body read it
and not want to banish liquor from this
Wo are sometimes met with tho argu
ment that if tho dispensary be voted
then we will have thu blind tiger in its
place, but that need not be, and will not
so bo, if the local peace officers will do
their duty as the law requires them to do.
So every voter come to thc polls on tho
24th with his mind made up to voto out
thc groat "moral institution."
A Judicious Inquiry.
A well know n traveling man who visits
the drug trade says ho has often hoard
druggists inquire of customers who
asked for a couch medicine, whethor it
was wanted for a child or for an adult,
and if for a child they almost invari
ably recommend Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. The reason for this is that
they know there is no danger from it and
that it always cures. There is not the
least dancer in giving it, and for coughs,
colds and croup it is unsurpassed. For
sale by J. W. Kell, Walhalla, and W. J.
Locals from Seven Islands -Tuualoo River.
SeVOtl Islands, October 14.-There has
been a terrible destruction in tho ."seven
Island country. Barns, stables, mills
and many other things were washed
away. Tho dwelling houses barely es
caped. Tho mountain slides were very
numerous, doing much damage.
lt, ll. Powell and family, of Kussel ville,
Ark., havu returned to old South Caro
lina to make this theil homo once more.
Wo gladly welcome them hack.
W. II. Heaton, from Datts, Ark , has
been visiting his father, Capt. W. D.
Heaton, w ho has been seriously ill. We
are glad to know he is much better this
Ten members joined Union church
during the series of n 00 ti Ogs in Septem
ber. They were baptized in Tugaloo
river, and tho baptizing was vory pretty.
We aro having a good little Sunday
school over hero at Union now. i" p.
Tho Kdgoflold Supervisor has ordered
a i election on tho dispensary to ho hold
Dccombor7. Tho opinion is that it will
surely bo voted out.
When you want
Don't fool w
Stores, but gc
They aro reliable and gnat antee all tito <
ami besides tboy b?ndle nothing
quantities and ge
Try them and be
Every Time You '
Cheap Excursion Rates to Charleston.
Oil account of Charleston's Annual
tala Week and Coast Fair Association
November U-ll, 1005, the Southern Rail
way will sell tickets from all poiUts
A ithin the State of South Carolina, in
.huling Augusta. Ga., at the rato of one
irst-elass fare plus 25 cents for the round
trip. Tickets i)U sale \c vern ber 4 to Kt,
inclusive, and for trains arriving iu
CharlestOU before noon November ll,
with final limit November 13, 1005.
Flic Southern Railway will provide extra |
EOaohes on all trains into Charleston No
vembor .r> to 12, inclusive, and all who
wish to take advantage of tho exceed
ingly low rates can do so ami fool as
sured that plenty of room will be pro
vided. For additional information call
on ticket agents, or address R. W. Hunt,
D. 1'. A., Charleston.
I)OORS OF REGISTRATION for tho
) the regular citv election, to he hold
on January 15th, MK<<i, for Mayor and six
Aldermen, are now open at " Tho People's
l?auk,'' and will close on Saturday, .Janu
ary ti, 1006. Von must have your County
Cer ti float 0 ami Tax Receipt, also must
have been a resident of the State two
years. County ono year and Town four
months lo entitle you to register.
October 11, 1005. Il-tf
Summons for Relief.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, I
COUNTY OF OCONKE. f
In tho Court of Common Fleas.
John Wesley Mason, Plaintiff,
Mrs. C. Anna Hall, formerly Mrs. C. Anna
Kl rod, D?tendant.
Suminonxj'ar Rrtltf-Coni?'Aaint not Served
To the Defendant abjvo named:
You aro hurchy summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in this
action, which will ho filed in the oftico of
tho Clerk of tho Court of Common Picas
for tho said county, within twenty days
and to servo a copy of your answer to tho
said complaint on tho subscriber at his
ellice, on tho Public, Square, at Walhalla
Court House, South Carolina, within 20
days after tho service hereof, exclusivo
of the day of such service; and if you
fail to answer the complaint within the
timo aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action
will apply to the Court for thc relief
demanded in tho complaint.
Dated October nth, A. 1). 1D0").
C. R. 1). BURNS, C. C. P. [Seal, j
R. T. JAYNES,
October ll, 1005. 41-40
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDI
TORS.-All persons indebted to tho
estate ot' S. A. Marett, dec-cased,
are hereby notified to make payment to
the undersigned, anil all persons having
claims against said estate will present
the same, duly attested, within tho timo
proscribed by law, or bo barred.
li. II. MAKKTT,
A. P. HUNT.
Qualified Executors of tho last Will and
Testament of S. A. Marett, deceased.
October ll, 1005. 41-44
FO?T SALE :
?XK SHINGLE MI LL AND ONE
HOI I.KU AND ENGINE, mounted
on wheels. This is a bargain, and will
bo sold on easy forms. For further in
formation apply to
CAM PRELL (/OURTKNA Y,
Nowry, S. C.
October IS, lOoo. 12-tf
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDI
TORS.- All poisons indebted to tho
estate of L. A. li. Moss, deceased, aro
hereby notified to make payment to tho
undersigned, and all persons having
claims against said estate will present
tho same, duly attested, within tho timo
proscribed by law, or bo barred.
Qualif?od Administratrix of the Kstato
of L. A. It. MOSS, deceased.
Octobor 18, 100?. 42-11?
Ith Cash Bargain
[?LA, S. C.
foods they Bell to be j ?Rt as represented
but Hardware and buy in large
t the riebt prices.
it you may want to try, and that's
nt wo wish to speak to you about,
nany a time you don't know who- 1
r or not they aro any good, aud
t's whoro wo como in. Our long
lorioneo enables us to toll of tho
its of a recipo at a glance, aud if
think it's a good formula wo will so
are prepared to scientifically com
nd any recipe, formula or proscrip
have everything to do it with, '
e had years of experience and aro
i position to do it at tho lowest pos- ,
e price. .
Think of Medicine,
k of J
Rn Ali ESTATE
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Say, Listen :
ill HERE are thousands of people moro
J_ each year, hut no ni'>ro land. I have
15 farms, from .">(> to 250 acros each, nice
lovol land; every ono a bargain; will give
terms if wanted. Also, aomo nice lots
iu Seneca. Como quick.
JAMES H. ADAMS,
SEM:CA, S. C.
September 18, 1005. 87-tf
House and barn and 1J acres of land,
in town of Walhalla, known as the prop
erty of the widow of I). P. Robins. En
quire at residonco for further informa
tion and price. It will bo sold cheap if
taken at onco. R. A. WAITE.
Special Low Prices on Stoves and Ranges.
First Cte Line
Broadcloths, Silks, French Suitings, Tricots, Kto., with Trimmings to
Mon's, Hoys' and Youth's.
Tho best Hine I have over carried.
Complete Lill? of Notions, Hats and Caps.
Host Goods for tho Monoy.
_M. S. STRIBLING,
Westminster, S. C.
WALHALLA, S. C.
Specially Low Prices on Shoes, Hats, Pants, Shirts,
Trunks, Valises, Lamps.
Wall Paper, Window Shades, CrocKery, Tin.
ALL KINDS SEEDS. 5 AND 10-CENT COUNTERS.
I AM DETERMINED TO DO THE
for this community. Come
on and get your teams.
Single and Double Buggy
Teams and Saddle Horses,
Always on hanc!.
Prompt and polito service at reasona
ble prices. Teams sent out at any hour,
day or night. Phone 10 or ll for quick
toaras. C. R. HOI ( INNS,
You Watch the
Why not watch the Prices we are giving on Hardware,
Building Material, Etc. We have the Goods, our Prices
Wo hiivo just received " A
Hig Shipment" of "Avory's
Steel Turning Plows," tho
best yet made, and our prices
aro "Way Down."
We aiso havo tho Mallon
Combination Plow, Lynch
burg, Syracuse and Oliver
Chilled Plows, Coles Orain
Drills and Distributors com
bined, Rubber and Canvass
licit, all kinds Saw Mill and
Shingle Mill Supplies, Corru
gated Hooting, Shoot Copper
and Copper Pipe.
Our Lino of Hluc and
White Porcelain Waro cannot
MATHESON HARDWARE CO.
WESTMINSTER, S. C.
MATERIAL OF ALL KINDS.
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mantels from $1 to a $40 Cabinet.
Tile Hearths and Facings, Columns Turned and Scroll Work of every
Description. Lime, Cement, Plaster Paris, etc. ?
Devoe's Paint, the Fewer Gallons, Wears Longer kind. In fact,
everything for the builder. Sond us your orders.
Yours for Business,
WI RDIQQCV THE LUMBERMAN,
. 1_. DmOOCLTy ANDERSON, ?. C.