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Y JAYNKS, 5HELOR, SMITH & STECK. WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, MAY 15, 1907. NEW SERIES, NO. 473._VOLUME L VIII_NO. 20
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SENECA HARDWARE COMPANY.
? 'os! ly Station in Washington.
Beginning last Sunday morning,
November 17, all Southern Railway
tral i entering and leaving Wash
ington, D. C., used, the new $20,000,
000 passenger station,, one of the
world's most elaborate and costly
passenger terminals. The trains go
Into the city over the company's new
double-track steel bridge across the
[Potomac river. They enter a dou
[ble-track twin-tunnel under Capitol
H''il, at the northern end of which
the trains enter the new terminal
station, connections being made with
diverging lines for ail points east
UNCLE SAM TO KESOUE.
Will issue $100,000,000 in Interest
Hearing Treasury Notes.
Washington, Nov. 17.-Secretary
Cortelyou, with the approval of the
President, has announced an issue of
Panama bonds to tho extend of fifty
The Treasury will also issue inter
est bearing certificates of indebted
ness to run for one year, to tho ex
tent, If necessary, of one hundred
million dollars. This action is the
result of the series of night confer
ences at the White Houso, ending
with Saturday night.
NEWS FROM WESTMINSTER.
G. W. Dean Rle? Soddenly-Other
Local Matters About Town.
Wost m i n nt or, Nov. 19.-Special:
Tbe dead body of George W. Dean,
master mechanic of the Cheswell
Cotton Mill, was found in hed at his
room In the mill vlUage Saturday
morning, 16th* Instant. Ii ls not
known at what hour he died. He
waa at hlB post of duty on Friday,
and had' retired some time about
midnight. Between 8 and 9 o'cloek
Saturday morning an entrance was
made in his room and his lifeless
body was found. Mr. Dean had been
complaining of feeling unwell for a
few days, and had not been eating
breakfast at the usual time. The
family with whom he boarded did
not think anything' strange when he
failed to put in his appearance at
meal time on Saturday. A physician
yus called, who pronounced his
neath due to heartfailure. Mr.
^Dean waa brought up In Greenville
bounty, in the section known as the
Dark Corner. He was an expert In
his line of work, having served an
apprenticeship with R. M. McDon
ald, a well known founder and ma
chinist of Greenville. He first work
ed in Oconee for the Courtenay Man
ufacturing Company, at Newry, and
was later employed by the Cheswell
Cotton Mill at Westminster. He had
a number of friends, who deplore
his untimely death. The body was
shipped to Shelby, N. C., on Sunday
for interment. G. C. Dean, of Shel
by, a brother of tho deceased, came
down Saturday night and took
charge of the remains. Mr. Dean
was 47 years old. His mother is
living at Shelby.
Mrs. W. J. Stribllng is In Colum
bia atendlng the meeting of the Wo
man's Missionary Union of the Bap
Several, hundred bales of cotton
were sold here Wednesday and
The burial of the body of little
Harold Wilson, who died last Tuea
? day morning, took place at 4 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon. Funeral ser
vices were conducted at the ceme
tery by Revs. J. S. Beasley, G. T.
Harmon, Jr., and J. R. Moore, in
the presence of a number of sympa
thizing relatives and friends.
Whi i about the track meet for
Thanksgiving afternoon? Westmin
ster wants a game with one of the
schools in the county.
In their introductory remarks,
the management of the Radcliffe)
Bureau has the following to say of
Luther Mailalup: "In presenting Mr.
' Manship, let us say that his is not a
lecture, but rather an evening of en
tertainment, blending humor and pa
thos in a most charming and origi
nal way. He takes a sunny view of
i life, brightening and bi tuging, hu
! man hearts closer together. There is
a thread of conversation pud oratory
J running through his "evenings" and
, from this dangle stories which never
fail to idease. Prominent and possi
I bly his best efforts refer to the Old
Time Southern Negro-the Lights
and Shadows of the Olden Days. Of
1 the children of slavery lt has been
said. 'He knows them accurately and
presents them truthfully, as only
one can do whose Ufo bas been spent
i with them lu the Sou\h.' '* Gover
nor Bob Taylor says: "Luther Man
1 shin is the rising star of Mississippi."
i W. N. Cox, of Greenville, ls here
for a few days.
1 Mi's. J. J. Harrell spent last Wcd
! nesdvv afternoon in Seneca.
The fourth quarterly conference
! of the Westminster charge was held
at this place on last Thursday.
Mrs. Anna Parker has been sick
the past week. Her daughter, Mr8.
Albert Campbell, of Shreveport. La.,
I arrived last Sunday. Mrs. Parker is
reported to be better this morning.
"Lights and Shadows of Slavery
. Days" will be the subject Luther
Manship will lecture on next Mon
day night. Mr. Manship is ex-Gov
ernor ot Mississippi. With the ex
ception of pupila of the graded
school, those not holding season*
t tickets will be charged 2? cents ad
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gllrcath vis
\to? ir Greenville last week.
Mrs. J. S. Carter ls visiting at
Mrs. C. B. Vaughn returned Satur
day from a week's visit to her par
I enta, Mr. and Mra. C. E. Miller, at
Me8damea A. P. Marett and J. BE.
I Vandlver went to Greenville Friday
to spend a couple of days with Misa
Ada Marett, of the Greenville Female
John L. Cox, of Pelzer, waa here
. this week.
' R. F. White, of Greenville, la here
. We are not authorized to announce
I poaitlvely that all the storea of Weat
minster will be closed on Thanks
giving Day. Wo have heard aeve
ral of the merchante expresa them
selves as being willing to cloae, and
it is pretty certain some will CIOBO.
lt might be beBt for everybody to
look to making their purchases on
Wednesday. The bank will be closed
and the post office will observe Sun
day hours. A. L. Goaaett.
Blown to Bits by Explosion.
Freedom, Pa., hov. 18.-A tuft of
red hair clinging to a piece of skull,
two vertebrae and a foot wore all tho
evidence of a human being found lnj?t
nihill after a terrible explosion near
here. It is auppoaed the man fell
into a magazine containing nitro
glycerine and waa bio ' n to piece?.
THE NEWS FROM MGNECA.
Disorder Reproved-No Clue? to
Robber?-General Local News.
Seneca, Nov. 19.-Special:. The
cir nival in here, and notwithst ?ding
the mud and slush, Seneca is happy!
The friends of Rev. C. S. Black
burn are pleased to know that he is
able to resume work, after a slight
operation, which waB performed in
Anderson last week; Mr. Black
burn Allied his usuel appointment in
Anderson county last 8abbath.
In a recent editorial of the Seneca
Journal the editor of that paper
some Very opportune statements rel
ative to some ill behavior in the ope
ra house. We deplore the fact that
the opera house ls not the only place
in which disreputable conduct has
been note?, and particularly the fact
that lt was In one of our churches.
There is no use to dwell upon the
whys and wherefores of this kind of
thing; it is enough to say in this in
stance that it is not a cace of "show
ing their raising," as we are accus
tomed to say, but rather a disre
gard for the house of God, a wor
shipping congregation, and an entire
loss of self-respect. We know for a
certainty that the home-training in
these cases is beyond reproach.
The following pleasing news has
been recewed in Seneca by Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. H. Cary: In a recent baby
show in Paris, Texas, the baby boy
of Mr. and Mrs. Loy Cary took the
first prize, the fact being particular
ly gratifying inasmuch as the "class"
entered was open to all children, boy
or girl, under three years, and the
competition was consequently very
strong. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Cary
have not seen their young grandson,
but are immensely happy over this
piece of news.
Lester Dalton, a former Oconee
boy, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
Dalton, of the return section, ar
rived in Seneca last Saturday from
Greensboro, Penn., and is visiting his
parents and other relatives in the
county. While In Senpca ho visited
his aunt, Mrs. John carper. Mr.
Dalton holds a responsible positiorf
in State affairs in Pennsylvania, be
ing State Policeman. He has, how
ever, stood successful examination
and is waiting his appointment to go
as United States Police Inspector to
the Panania Canal. He ls a grand
son of the late W. W. Hamilton, and
possesses some of the sterling traits
of character which were marked in
his grandfather. He received his
schooling at the Return school, and
with indomitable courage and push
has reached the prominent position
which he now occupies.
Witzel Brothers are opening their
large stock of merchandise In the
handsome new store room just com
pleted by Harper and Cllnkscales.
Thcv readers of The . Courier are
already Informed through the dally
papers about the post otllce robbery
here last Thursday night. No clues
have as yet been found, there being
no evidence against tUe suspects who
were arrested the morning following
tho robbery. The Job was done by
skilled hands, nitroglycerine being
used. The report was heard by num
bers of citizens.
Mrs. Hal Poe, of Greenville, visited
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Sloan last week.
* The oyster supper given by the la
dles, society of the Presbyterian
church last Tuesday night was a pro
The Seneca Lodge, Knights of
Pythias are planning a banquet sup
per, lo which a large number of
guests will be invited.
Mrs. T. E. Dickson has moved Into
the house recently vacated by Mr.
and Mrs. P. H. Isbell.
Mrs. W. F. Strickland will move
this week ihto the house vacated by
..curra ls going to have a new
school building, realizing a long-felt
want and canceling a debt of long
standing. We say this confidently,
having the word of the committee,
which is equal to having the school
And we are reminded of the fact
that the chairman of the, Water and
Lights Commission promised us
lights by Xmas! We wonder if the
commission remembers what became
of the little boy who was always
"going to' ? (History says the bears
eat bim up!)
Mrs. Spearman is visiting ' her
friends in Seneca, who are always
pleased to see her.
Mrs. North and Miss Turner, of
North Carolina, have been the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Brock.
W. J. Lunney has returned from
an extended visit North, leaving Mrs.
Lunney with her relatives at Char
The Once-a-Week Club was enter
tained by Mrs. W. A. Lowery last
week. The meeting was a full one,
a delightful feature of the after
noon's entertainment behg the sing
ing of Miss Annie Verner The hos
tess served an elaborate shlad course
with coffee, followed by fruits. The
club <is enjoying the banne* year of
# A telegram wes received here this
morning by H. P. Boggs announcing
the death of his brother, William R.
Boggs, in Mexico. Mr. Boggs was a
mineral engineer, and a man of con
siderable means.- The funeral will
take place In Winston, N. C., the
former home of the deceased. Mr.
Boggs and his son William will at
tend the funeral. M. V. S.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
Cures Colds, Croup and Whooping cough.
G. n. Sampson Fires His Gan Acci
dentally and Load Takes Effect.
(Anderson Mall, 19th.)
A most distressing accidental kill
ing occurred on Aullen Martin's plan
tation, near this city, oh Saturday
morning. Ernest Snipes, a colored
man of 30 years, was killed by Geo.
E. Sampson, a gentleman of Hinton,
West Virginia, ?who with bride of
several days, ls visiting his aunt,
Mrs. Wm. Shelb, on East Orr street.
Mr. Sampson arrived in the etty
several days ago to spend part of his
honeymoon here. He Is quite fond
of hunting, and while out walking
on Mr. Martin's place Friday after
noon, he came across the house
where the Snipes family live. He
got Into a conversation with Snipes,
the father of Ernest Snipes, about
partrHge shooting and Sr.ipc? Invited
him to return Saturday morning,
and told him that he would not only
allow Mr. Sampson to hunt on his
premises, but that his son, Ernest
Snipes, would accompany him in or
der to locate the birds.
Early Saturday morning Mr, Samp
son and Master William Shelb left
for the Snipes house. They found
Ernest Snipes and started out hunt
Soon ofter going a short distance,
the dogs found a covey of birds.
Messrs. Sampson and Sheib got in
position to shoot as the birds were
flushed. The negro happened to
walk in front of Mr. Sampson, and
Mr. Sampson's gun fired. The trig
ger had caught on his leg.
The negro was only about two or
three feet in front of the muzzle of
the gun and the entire load took ef
fect In his left leg, a little above
his knee. The bone was shattered
and the arteries were cut and blood
Mr. Snmpson immediately saw that
the accident was a fatal one and he
tried to stop the blood by putting
some clamps, which he had, around
the negro's leg. This had no effect
in stopping the blood, so the negro
was picked up In V.r. Sampson's
overcoat and carried to Snipes's
home. Mr. Sampson then telephoned
to the city for a doctor. The darkey
died about two and a half hours af
ter tho shooting.
Coroner Pruitt empanelled a Jury
and this jury rendered a verdict In
effect that Ernest Snipes came to his
death from the accidental discharge
of a gun in the hands of George E.
Mr Sampson deplores the accident
more than words can tell. He left
considerable money with the wife of
the dead negro and told her that he
would pay all the expenses of the
burial, etc. He is terribly distressed
and tlie pleasure of his bridal trip has
been greatly marred by the accident.
He Fought nt Gettysburg.
David Parker, of Fayetteville, N.
Y., who lost a foot at Gettysburg,
writes: "Electric Bitters have done
me more good than any medicine I
ever took. For several years I had
stomach trouble, and paid out much
money for medicine to little purpose,
until I bogan taking Electric Bitters.
I would not take $500 for what they
have done for me." Grand tonic for
the aged and for female weaknesses.
Great alterative and body builder;
sure cure for lame back and weak
kidneys. Guaranteed by all drug
Death of F. A. Cox.
Seneca, Nov. 19.-Special: F. As
bury Cox died at his home, near Re
turn, November 14, 1907, in the 78th
year ot his age.
In tho death of Mr. Cox the com
munity and county at large have lost
one of their most substantial citi
zens. He was a man noted for his
many commendable traits of charac
ter. His Integrity and honor were
withjrfut question; his heart and
hana were ever open to the neigh
bor who might be in trouble or want.
For many years a staunch member of
Return church, h? stood over ready
to aid his church in all her work.
His pastor found in him a loving,
sympathetic and faithful fellow-ser
vant. Yea, verily, a good man has
gone to his reward.
Mr. Cox was born September 12,
1829, and was married to Miss Mary
D. Brooks on January 12, 1860. He
Served in the Confederate army dur
ing the years of civil strife that fol
lowed the bombardment of Fort Sum
ter. To Mr. and Mrs. Cox was born
six children, two of whom survive,
Mrs. Cox, it will be remembered
died about fourteen years ago. In
addition to other relatives, Mr. Cos
leaves a sister 82 years of age. Tc
her, and to the son, Norton, the sym
pathy of their many friends and
neighbors is extended.
Funeral services were conducted
at Return church on Friday by th?
pastor, Rev. S. A. McDaniel. C.
Woman Dived to Her Death.
New York, Nov. 18.-Mary Mit
chell, also known as Mary Lyons
made a spectacular dive to death In
to a crowd of men on the Bowen
from the second story fire escape o:
the Salvation Army Hotel for women
Frequently for two months the wo
ma H "had obtained a night's lodglnf
at tho place, and as lt is not i tn
policy 6f the army to burden guest
with troublesome questions, little li
known of her life or antecedents. . I
is believed she was only ono of th'
unfortunates of a great city.
CAUGHT SHORT OF COTTON.
Price and Other Rears Have SoUt
More than They Can Deliver.
New York, Nov. 18.-Pressure or
the most pronounced sort is being
brought to bear upon the cotton
growers of the South to break up
their holding movement and thus
bring Into the cotton market such a
mass of the staple as will enable the
enormous speculative short Interest
in this city to depress prices, so that
the bears can close out their mar
ket gambles by shifting their losses
upon the growers of the south.
As December draws near and tho
members of the big bear pool are
confronted with the possibility i ot
paying prices at present ruling ia
the South, or even highor prices, for
cotton with which to cover their
short December contracts, they ar?'
resorting to desperate means in tho
hope of extricating themselves from
a most uncomfortable position. Sto
ries of the wildest sort have been
circulated freely with the Idea of
convincing the banking interests that
the cotton growers, by keeping their
crop out of tho market until better
prices could be obtained, have de
ranged the entire normal market for
foreign exchange and ar? adding to
the money stringency from which
the country is suffering. In thia
their efforts have been entirely un
availing. The banking interests?
knowing the facts, have refused to
take this view of the situation. They
are satisfied that the trouble Hes
with the exchange market and not;
with the cotton market; that it Ia
the Inability of buyers to finance
purchases that is delaying the bring
ing of fresh gold from abroad.
The real trouble responsible for the
threatened squeeze in December op
tions in Now York is not due to a
speculative long Interest because
none exiBts; lt is due to the tremen
dous short interest. The bear pool,
headed by Theodore H. Price, ls cur
rently reported to be short more
than 300,000 bales of the December
option. Against this speculative
short interest are the hedges held
by the spinners and exporters who
need the cotton for legitimate manu
facturing and exporting. The need
of the hedge "longs ' has Inspired
the current premium. This also has
given an oportunity to the specula
tive shorts to circulate a story that
some thousands of hales were being;
shipped u.tck to New York from Liv
erpool to cover contracts. This re
port, however, met a speedy death
through the action of foreign spin
ners in taking every available bale
of spot cotton in the Liverpool mar
ket on the very day after the re
shipment story was started.
The latest among Mr. Price's in
teresting moves in the hope of in
ducing the Southern growers to aid
him to get cotton to New York for
the purpose of covering the short
contracts of his poool, ls a widely ad
vertised offer to deliver currency to
the South lu exchange for cotton. Aa
his offer ls good only up to 90 per
cent of the selling price of the cot
ton, and as he announced that tho
prevailing New York premium on
currency, now ranging around 4 per
cent, will have to be paid by the cot
ton shippers, such a move is by no
means benevolent on Mr. Price's
part. It also shows how badly Mr.
Price wants to get cotton hero for
The entire situation, as regards
December cotton, has resolved itself
Into a struggle between the Price
pool on the one side and the tre
mendous bona fide demand for tho
actual cotton on the other. This de
mand resisted all the Ideas of the
men in the bear pool and now, satis
fied that the cotton on their con
tracts is required for spinning and
exporting, Price and his associates
appear to realize that their only
chance of averting tremendous losses
on their transactions lies in a com
plete breakdown of the entire hold
ing movement, thus forcing the grow
ers to sell their crop at ridiculously
It was not long ago that Mr. Price
was speaking diso".r.".e,;ngly of what
he termed the New York "paper con
tracts." Mow that he ls heavily short
of these 'paper contracts" he is sur
prised to find that the delivery of
actual cotton not only is wanted, but
is demanded of him. .
If the holding movement is main
tained at its present strength the
Price bear pool may be compelled to
pay the growers the price to which
they are entitled. It is the chance ot
the Southern growers to make them
pay on the full basis.
Ends Life in Jail.
I i Tili ; II ' X
Donalsonville, Ga., Nov. 18.-A
'phone message was received hore
yesterday from Crawfordville, Fla.,
stating that Samuel Brimson had
committed suicide in Jail at that
place. He was on trial at that place
on a charge in connection with a
prominent young lady and when the
trial went against him he committed
suicide. Brimson was one of the
most prominent and influential plant
ers In this section of the country. ,
Hammer <'aught , Brother Kilted1.
Mead villi?. Pa., Nov. 18.-Thomas,
the 13-year-old son of Hiram Staf
ford, was accidentally shot by his
older brother yesterday and Instant
ly killed. Tho boys woro starting
hunting and as they passed out the
door, Thomas ahead, the hammer of
his brother's gun caught tho door;
! casing and tho gua was discharged.