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WA r.ll A M.A. S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, DHC. 1?, 1907.
Hon. D. S. Henderson, of Aiken,
has announced his candidacy for the
United States Senate in au open let
ter to the Democracy of South Caro
lina, published in the daily papers on
Monday last. The entries 30 far are
he present incumbent. A.C. Latimet,
O. B. Martin, State Superintendent
of Education J. J. Dargan and
D. S. Henderson. There are many
others who will enter later,
but the above four and no
more, will furnish an abundance of
lively sparring on the hustings next
summer. It is evident that the Dem
ocratic voters will have an abund
ance of good Senatorial timber to
work upon, and form and fashion
into a I'nited States Senator.
Notice to Pensioners.
1 will be at the Court House on
each Saturday in January, 1908, to
take applications for pensions for
11108. Those already on roll need
not attend, as no new application ls
Tho following are tho rules to gov
ern county boards, and persons who
cannot come clearly within tho re
qv'/ementa will please not make ap
By act approved 2 4th day Febru
ary, 1906-see Section 1085-a pen
sioner ls allowed to certify as a wit
Class A. Those who as a result of
wounds received in the wai sro phys
ically helpless, or who While in such
service lot't bo'h anns, or both legs,
or are totally blind, whether the re
sult of service or not, or who are
. isabled by narai" sis and aro unable
to ninke a living, and whose income
Or his wife's does not exceed $150.
This does not include soldiers whose
disabilities arise from diseases and
causes arising since the war, except
those totally blind.
Class B. ..Those who have lost one
ann or alie leg and whose Income
or hls/.fife's does not exceed .?>i50.
X'iass C, No. 1. Those soldiers and
sailors disabled by wounds received
during the war, whose income or his
wife's does not exceed $7 5.
Class C, No. 2. Thoa? soldiers
whose income does not exceed $75,
irrespective ot age.
Class C, No. 3. Widows of those
who lost their lives while in the ser
vice of tho State or Confederate
States and whose income does not
exceed $100. Where a widow of 0
Confederate soldier marries attn the
donth of her second husband, shel*.,
entitled to apply-and draw ft pen
sion on account of the service of her
first husband, provided she is enti
tled under the other provisions ol'
the pension law. Such widow must
apply tn her own proper name, but
at the same time state that she ls
asking for a pension as the widow of
her dead husband, giving his name,
company, reginrent, etc.
("lass C, No. 4. W idows above the
age of sixty ?60) years whose in
come does not exceed S100, or If
not sixty years of age, can receive a
pension IT married at close of war.
County hoards cannot bo too care
ful in those matters of "income" or
Physicians are urged to state not
only nature of wounds, but disability
esull lng t beret'rom.
Ho ls a very poor man whose gross
Income from labor, rent and other
sources does not ex.1 $7 *>. or poor
binds, If any, that will not produce
this amount gross.
Property sufficient to produce $75
In applicant's or his wife's name de
Where soldiers or widows dispose
of their property by giving or soiling
to their children, they are debarred.
Pensioners who move to another
State are not entitled to ?? pension.
The pension law provides that this
lund shall be distributed April 1st;
therefore lt ls very Important that
you m?il the pension lists, with the
approved applications of your coun
ty, promptly on tho first Monday In
Let county hoards act promptly
and fairly, giving the State board full
information, with complete reports
for each county, using pension report
for those already on roll, and making
S list of those approved 1907.
In making reports to the State
board, the reports should be signed
by each member of the County Pen
sion Hoard, who can sign in report,
and then list for 1907.
Signed: A. W. Jones. Comptroller
General, Chairman; 1). lt. Fleiinikin,
W. ii. Hardin, Dr. B. M. Lobby, Dr.
Wm. Weston. Surgeon. Attest: Miss
Kate F. Maher. Pension Clerk.
J. W. Holleman,
Pension Commissioner, Oconee
Lat liner's Immigration Kill.
Washington. Dec 17. -Senator A.
C. Latimer, Of South Carolina, In
troduced a bill to amend the Immi
gration laws. Ho would prohibit
any Illiterate, in lils own language;
any who cannot prove good character
by official record; more than 50,000
of any one nation; would make a
steamship pay in addition to the$100
now required, twice what a diseased
immigrant pays for fare, etc., and
prohibit any Individual or State, as
well as corporation or society, from
paying the way of on Immigrant to
i his country.
FACTS F HOM FAIR PLAY.
Teddy Heart* for the Children--Hog
Killing '.finie-l.iK ils Nows.
Fair Play. Dec. 16.-Spoclal: Ted
dy i)i'.irs are all the rage now, and
the small boy is looking forward to
the coming or Santa Claus with great^
delight, feeling sure he will get a
Teddy bear that can sure cry and
make as much noise as a real live
one, while the baby girl talks Inces
santly, from morn till night, of that
"dreat big doll Santa will brlug her."
May all this happy delusion of who
Santa really is be kept in secrecy
from their Innocent little minds until
time shall reveal the real one.
A coming marriage of much Inter
est will be solemnized ere the year
190? is gone, when one of our most
charming young ladles will be led to
Hymen's altar by one of Georgia's
staunch young men.
Mrs. D. V. Wright Is expected home
this week from a visit to her son, S.
O. Knox, and family, of Southwest
Mrs. S. E. Barton will return soon
from a visit to relatives at Greenville
Rev. C. L?. McCain will preach
at Jones's Chapel on the fifth Sab
bath In December at the regular
hour. This Is the new pastor's first
sermon here, and we should all at
tend that day.
Miss Ethel Marett visited home
folks Saturday and Sunday.
This kind of weather makes one
feel like butchering those big hogs
that have been up so long. What ls
better than liver pudding, hogshead
cheese, and the best of all, sausage,
and spareribs? My how it makes
the mouth water to even think cf all
these good things, but what about
those Christmas cakes, with hen
fruit at 3 5 cents and 40 cents per
dozen! Not ninny, eh?
Karie and Fritz Watson, sons of
Hon. J. Belton Watson, of Anderson,
Were up bird hunting last week. This
was their first bird hunt iu Oconee,
and they were very pleasantly sur
prised by killing 4 0 or more.
Prof. M. C. Barton and family, of
Piedmont, are expected to arrive the
latter part of next week, and will
visit relatives at Fair Play and ? Vest
minster during the holidays.
There were no services at the Bap
tist church last Sabbath, the pastor,
Rev. J. B. Herron, being absent. In
tho afternoon Dr. J. J. Harrell filled
his appointment at the Presbyterian
Wishing The Courier and its many
readers a happy Christmas and a
prosperous New Year, 1 bid you
A Fiddlers' Convention.
What about a fiddlers' convention
for Anderson? They have held them
in Georgia and North Carolina and
large crowds have attended and en
Joyed the music. When we say fid
dlers we mean fiddlers, and not vio
linists, these bestarched fellows who
cannot hold a fiddle unless they have
a shoulder rest. They also call their
Instruments "vloleens," with special
emphasis on the last syllable, fo.
fear that, sonic one should think they
had a fiddle. There are two dozen
or more fiddlers in the county. Ab
beville. Picketts, Oconee and Green
ville counties could send over some
ot their best players, and there would
be a good old time and lots of real
tun and enjoyment. What do tho
fiddlers have to say about the con
(The Courier takes especial plea
sure In referring the above to Capt.
S. K. Dendy. We would be glad to
have his views on the matter.)
Xi H ICK TO CREDITORS.
Owen Reid el al., v. liena Held, et al.
The creditors of Seek Reid, de
ceased, will present and prove their
claims before me within one month
from the date hereof, or be barred.
W. O. WHITE, Master.
December IS, 1007. .".l-l
All perst ns having claims against
the estate of Aaron Kubanks, de
ceased, are hereby notified to pre
sent the same, duly attested, to me
at my olll?e, at Walhalla C. ii., on
or before the I Uh day of January,
woS, or be barred.
W. O. WHITE,
Master for Oconee County, S. C.
December 18, 1907. 51-1
And is ready to distribi
old and young. A lai
select from in Toys,
Glass, Photo Frames
Lamps, Books, Albums,
We call especial att
display of Japanese Chi
Intaglio Glassware, Ste
All the above arti?
prices to suit the times.
Mr. P. K. Harrison will abo
Goods at close prices at our lower a
ing, ShooA, Hats, Caps, Glovea, Clo
chiefs, Tin, Glass, China, Woodeni
Dolla, Wagons, Pi cm ros, Fraruos, J<
full of nice things.
COMG OUT AND MAlvi? YOUll TAX
Thc Auditor's offlce will bo opon
from tho 1st day of January, 1908,
to the 20th day of February, 1908,
for the purpose of receiving returns
of PERSONAL PROPERTY 'dr taxa
tion in Oconee County, South Caro
lina for the year 1908.
For the convenience of taxpayers
the Auditor or his deputies will also
receive returns at the following
times and places:
Mount Tabor, Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Retreat, Thursday, Jan. 2.
South Union, Friday, Jan. 3.
Fair Play, Saturday, Jan. 4.
VV. N. Woolbrlght i, Monday.Jan.6.
Friendship, Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Tokeena, Wednesday, Jab. 8.
Oakway, Thursday, Jan. 9.
Westminster, Friday" and Satur
day, Jan. 10 and ll.
Adams' Crossing, Monday, Jan. 13,
from 10 a. m.. to 1.30 p. m.
Cherry's, Monday, Jan. 13, from 2
p. m. to 4 p. m.
Clemson College, Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Newry, Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Seneca, Thursday and Friday. Jan.
16 and 17.
High Falls, Monday, Jan. 20.
Salem, Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Little River, Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Cheery Hill. Thursday, Jan. 23.
Mt. Rest, Friday, Jan. 24.
Henry's Store, Saturday, Jan. 25.
Cannon's Store, Monday, Jan. 27.
M. H. Lee's Store, Tuesday, Jan. 28
Tugaloo Academy, Wednesday,
Madison, Thursday, Jan. 30.
Tamassee, Friday, Jan. 31.
Richland, Saturday, February 1.
Returns will be taken at all places,
where the hour is not specified, from
10 o'clock in the morning until 3
o'clock in the afternoon. Please bear
this in mind.
Every male citizen between the
ages of 21 and fiO years, except ex
Confederate soldiers and those In
capable of earning a support, from
being maimed or from other causes,
shall be deemed taxable polls.
Note all transfers of real estate
since making your laut return; from
whom acquired or to whom sold. All
tax payers are required to give the
number of their school district. They
are also requested to state whether
the property is situated in town or
country. It is absolutely necessary
to make all returns before the 20th
of February. After that date fifty
per cent penalty for non-returns is
prescribed by law.
R. W. GRUBBS,
Auditor Oconee County, S. C.
MASTER'S SALK.-SUite of South
Carolina, County of Oconee.- (In
I Court of Common Pleas.)-Thomas
E. Aleaxdner, Plaintiff, against Roxy
Sloan et al., Defendants.-Pursuant
to a decree signed by His Honor Geo.
E. Prince, Judge of the Tenth Judi
cial Circuit, on the 14th day of De
cember, 1907, in the above entitled
action, I will offer for sale, to the
highest bidder, at public auction, in
front of the Court House door, at
(Walhalla. S. C., on MONDAY, the
6th day of JANUARY, 1908. between
Ithe legal hours of sale, the following
I described tract ol' laad:
All that certain piece, parcel or
tract of land, situate, lying and be
ing in thu County of Oconee, am'
State aforesaid, on waters of Conne
ross Creek, waters of Seneca River,
it being all the land which Hes be
tween the road leading from the
[Coffee Road, near J. N Fitzgerald's,
Ito w. B. Whites mill and the Breck
enridge line, adjoining lands now of
Mia. W. J. Stribling, estate of D. P.
Robins, deceased, lands now or for
merly known as the Sullivan land,
the Dowls land, and others; being
I same tract of land sold by Richard
Lewis. Master In Equity for Oconee
County, S. C.. under decree ot court
I in the case of John M. Dowls, plain
tiff, against Perry 1?\ King, as ad
ministrator of the estate of Join
Gentry, deceased, and others, and
conveyed by said .Master tv? Miss Su
san Hodge, and containing, by plat
of re-survey thereof, by Wm, F. Er
vIn. D. S, dated 2!itli J lunary, 1886,
[sixty-four and 67-100 acres, more
I or less, lt being a part of live hun
dred acres surveyed for Jesse Cof
fee on 3<? of .M.ireh, 1798.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash,
and balance in one annual install
ment, credit portion to bear interest
from date of sale, and be secured by
bond r?f purchaser and mortgage of
Purchaser to pay extra for papers.
W. O. WHITE.
Master for Oconee County, S. C.
ite Christmas Goods to
'ge and varied stock to
Fancy Goods, China,
, Beautiful Pictures,
ention to our beautiful
na Cut Glass, Austrian
:rhng Silver Novelties,
?les will be sold at low
WALHALLA, S. C.
>w you the biggest assortment of
tore next to the post omeo. Cloth
aks, Jackets, Belts, Ties, Ifwalker
vaio, Fruits, Nuts, Candies, Toys,
>welry, etc. Our 10-oent counter is
IS AN EMBLEM OF FAITH. IT GUARANTEES f
TO YOU THAT 'THE MAKERS OF BUCK'S
STOVES AND RANGES HOLD THEMSELVES
RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR WARES.
IT MEANS THAT THE MAKERS ARE PROUD OF THEIR GOOD HANDI
WORK AND PUT THEIR STAMP OF APPROVAL UPON IT.
WHEN YOU BUY A BUCK'S STOVE OR RANGE YOU BUY SATISFACTION.
LET US SHOW YOU THE LINE. ,
SENECA HARDWARE COMPANY.
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If you contemplate Building a HOME, BARN, or doing any Repair Work
it means "DOLLARS" saved for yon by getting in touch -with us.
WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR
WINDOWS, DOORS, BLINDS, PAINTS, LEAD
AND OIL, LIME AND CEMENT.
Just Received One Car (400) Kegs Wire and Cut Nails;
Send or Bring us Specifications for your "BUILDING MATERIAL."
WE FURNISH OTHERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTIES.
WE CAN FURNISH YOU IF YOU WILL ONLY
GIVE US A TRIAL. OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT.
We have a Car of Stoves, the 'GOOD KIND" WE ARE OFFERING
CHEAP. Don't miss seeing them when in Town.
MATHESON HARDWARE CO,
WESTMINSTER, S. Cf
i Our New Goods for
FALL AND WINTER
ARE OOIVEXISO IIV DAILY AND O'UJR. ?TOOK
WILL SOON BE COMPLETE.
We have constantly in mind tho fact that
people want GOOD QUALITY IN EVERY
Wo have bought what y<>u want and need.
In order to suit EVERYBODY wo have .1
VARIETY of EVERY KIND of GOODS
and we take pleasure- in SHOWING YOU
THROUGH OUR LINES.
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS.-Wo
have a large line of DRESS GOODS OF
ALL KINDS, for SUITS, SHIRT WAISTS.
We cun show you the Prettiest Patterns in
the NewoM Kinds of DOMESTICS, Sheet
ing, Drilling, Plaids, Bleeching, CIIFWIOTS,
CHAMBRAYS, JEANS, CALICOS.
IN FACT, ANYTHING IN CLOTH, RIBBONS, LACKS ANO EMLKOIDKHIKS ; ANYTHING AND KVRKYTHING IN
SHOES-We have put in a complete line of tho Celebrated BROWN'S STAR (Five Star) White
_House Shoes for Men and Ladies, ?nd BUSTER BROWN for the Children.
-Bedsteads from $2.25 up. Bureaus *'.50 up. Washstands ?2 up. Bed Springs,
Mattresses and most anything in FURNITURE.
Our line of GROCERIES is complete and fresh. COOKING OIL, RED TOP HAMS AND
CRACKER JACK COFFEE ALWAYS ON HAND.
WALHALLA, S. C.
CARTER HARDWARE COMPANY
MAKE A BID FOR YOUR PATRONAGE
AND ARE OFFERING GOOD,
?Sewing Machines for $1.5 and up.
They also have a carload of COOKING
STOVES that they are selling at the old
price before the advanoe. They have a com
pote lino of the celebrated1 IRON KING
STOVES at right prices.
They have the largest stook of TURN
PLOWS they ever carried and bought, before
the advance, so if you want to save money on
an AVERY, KENTUCKY, LYNCHBURG
or OLIVER CHILLED, see them before you
CUTAWAY and SOLU DISK HAR
ROWS, different kinds and sizes.
Also a complete line of HARDWARE,
CARPENTERS' TOOLS, BLACKSMITHS'
TOOLS and BUILDERS' HARDWARE,
at righi prices.
Carter Hardware Company,
WALHALLA, S. <J.
A GOOD STOCK OP THE AMERICAN FIELD FENCING AT THE OLD PRICE.