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WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WKDNEBDAY, DEC. 82, 1000.
Mew Serle? No. .118,-Volume LIX.-No. 51..
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CONNEROSS AND VICINITY.
Personal Pick-Ups-Elaborate Prep
arations for Christinas Tree.
Conneross, Dec. 20.-Special: Rev.
J. H. Ayers filled his appointment
here Sunday and preached a very In
teresting sermon. This was his last
sermon as pastor at the Conneross
Baptist church. Mr. Ayers ls a man
filled with the spirit of the Lord. He
ls a deep thinker and a highly edu
cated man. He has labored very
hard and faithfully in this church as
pastor for five years and should leave
a lasting impression on our people.
May Cod's richest blessings fall on
his labors wherever he is called to go.
Miss Rosa Dilworth spent several
days last week at Oakway visiting her
sister, Mrs. H. R. Bearden.
Mrs. Eliza McAlister is quite un
well this week.
The committee will meet the chil
dren who have recitations and songs
for the Christmas entertainment to
be held on the night of December 25
at the church on Thursday evening.
Let every one be present to practice.
R. W. Grubbs and wife, of Wal
halla, visited at the home of M. Ab
bott the past week-end.
There will be a Christmas tree and
entertainment at Conneross Baptist
church on Christmas night. The ex
ercises will begin nt 6.30 o'clock. A
special Invitation is extended to
everybody to attend these exercises.
A lengthy and Interesting program
has been arranged, consisting of dia
logues, songs, recitations and duels.
Special preparation has been made
for the rendering of this, and an en
joyable time is assured for all who
attend. Let everybody come.
K. E. R.
The peculiar properties of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy have been
thoroughly tested during epidemics
of Influenza, and when it was taken
in time we have not heard of a single
case of pneumonia. Sold by Seneca
Pharmacy; L. C. Martin, Clemson
THE MASONIC GRAND LODGE.
Jas. R. Johnson, of Charleston, Was
Elected Grand Master.
Charleston, Dec. 16.-James R.
ohnson, Grand Master of Masons of
Eolith Carolina, closed the 133d An
nual Communication of the Grand
Lodge, at the Masonic Temple, this
morning, and the Grund Lodge was
literally called from labor to refresh,
ment, for, In the afternoon, the whole
body of Its members were guests of
the Charleston lodges at the Isle of
Palms, where a bountiful oyster roast
The following grand officers were
installed for the ensuing Masonic
Grand Master, James R. Johnson,
Deputy Grand Master-George S.
Mower, of Newberry.
Senior Grand Warden-George T.
Bryan, of Greenville.
Junior Grand Warden--R. A.
Cooper, of Laurens.
Grand Treasurer-Zimmerman Da
vis, of Charleston.
Grand Secretary-Jacob T. Bar
ron, of Columbia.
Grand Chaplain-Rev. W. P.
Smith, of Spnrtftnburg.
With the exception of the new jun
ior Grand Warden ali oi these are
either promotions or re-elections, the
three Senior Warden officers each
preceding up one station.
Aftor the installation, th'e appolrt
Ive offices were filled, and the officers
duly Installed with all the honors of !
The greatest danger of Influenza
W of its resulting In pneumonia. This
can be obviated by using Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy, as it not only
cures influenza, but counteracts any
tendency of the disease towardB
penm,ionia. Sold by J. W. Bell, Wal
halla: C. W. Wickliffe, West Union.
r of those good Horses and
D this week
VTules are some of that last
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ew left-Cash or Credit.
COURSE IN COTTON OKA DINO.
Clemson College Will Give Farmers
Six Weeks Instruction.
Beginning January -Ith, Clemson
College will offer to the farmers of
South Carolina a course In cotton
grading, which will continue six
The work will be given in '.ne
carding and spinning division of the
textile department by Prof. D. E.
Earle, who has bad consderable ex
perience as a classifier and also es
collaborator with the United State
Department of Agriculture In pre
paring the standard government cot
ton types that are to be sent ou' to
the markets In the near future. All
of the important cottons of the vorld
are studied, but most of the practice
ls with the various varieties yrown
in the United States, and espocially
those grown in South Carolina. Con
stant practice ls given with a full
line of samples, the premiums and
penalties being explained for each
It is the purpose of the course to
point out to the farmer he defects
which would lower the grade of his
cotton and how some of them may
be avoided, thereby Increasing the
market value of his cotton. Ufnning,
baling and the various methods of
averaging a lot of cotton for a basis
price are discussed. Elementary
book-keeping and warehouse ac
counting are also Included In the
A sprained ankle will usually dis
able the injured person for three or
four weeks. Thia is duo to lack of
proper treatment. When Chamber
lain's Uniment is applied a cure may
be effe ted in three or four days.
This liniment is ono of tho best and
most remarkable preparations in use.
Sold by Tho Seneca Pharmacy; L. C.
.Martin, Clemson College.
MA RTIN-MORBHEAD WEDDI SQ.
Popular Young Couple Married at
Tiigaloo on the 14th.
Tugaloo, Dec. 21.-Special: Thc
most delightful social event of the
season occurred 6n the evening of
the 14th, when Miss Vesta Martin
was married to Cobb Morehead. Mrs.
Morehead as Miss Martin was popu
lar, and justly so, on account of her
beauty and many loving traits of
character. She is the eldest daughter
of C. G. Martin, who is one of the
most successful farmers In this com
munity. The groom ls a young man
of great promise-Steady, moral and
industrious. The -?arrlage ceremony
was performed by ?.ev. Farmer Sto
vall, of Franklin county, Georgia.
After congratulations the guests were
Invited to supper, which would bc
difficult to describe, as the table was
loaded with delicacies and substan
tials galore. The bride's cake was
beautiful. Mr. and Mrs. Morehead
have the best wishes of the entire
If you are suffering from bilious
ness, constipation, indigestion, chron
ic headache, Invest one cent In a
postal card, send to Chamberlain
Medicine Co., Des Moines, Iowa, with
your name and address plainly on
the back, and they will forward you
a free sampio or Chamberlain's Sto
mach 'and Liver Tablets. Sold by
The Seneca Pharmacy; L. C. Martin,
Washington, Dec. 21-Roth houses
of Congress adjourned to-day for a
holiday recess until January 4th.
The name of E. F. Cochran was
sent to the senate yesterday for re
appointment as distriot attorney for!
South Carolina. It ls thought here
that he will be reappointed, though
there is some opposition to him.
The matter cannot be decided, how
ever, until after Congress reassem
bles in January.
LOCAL MATTERS ABOUT SENECA
Not tn the Controversy Bustuess
Seneca, %Dec. 20.-Special: Mrs.
Frank Martin and "hildren, of Green
ville, spent several days in Seneca the
Frank Harper ls at home for the
Miss Hannah Brown and. Miss Lu
cile Hamilton, students of Chicora
College, arrived on Saturday and will
spend the holidays with their par
Miss Marguerite Adams, who hos
been at Elizabeth College the past
session, is at home for the holidays.
Miss Mary Earle reached Seneca
Friday ne. her way to her home at
Beaverdam. where she will spend the
Filen Lowery, who has been at
school in Atlanta, is at home for
The friends of Miss Carol Hern
don regret to know of her illness
Charley Harper will arrive Wed
nesday from the University, and will
spend the holidays in Seneca.
Mrs. T. E. Stribllng and Miss Ver
na Striating will spend Wednesday
Mrs. F. M. Cary, Miss Helen Cary
and Miss Esther spent last Friday in
Greenville and saw '"Polly of the Cir
Harry Cary, of Walhalla, spent
Misses Henrietta and Pearle Ver- |
uer. of Richland, spent Saturday in [
Miss Clara V. McCarey entertained j
a large number of her friends at a i
birthday party Monday afternoon, j
Games were played, and at the close
of the festivities, a delicious luncheon I
The Seneca Dancing Club bas Is-1
sued invitations to a german to be !
given on Tuesday night, the 28th. j
J. K. Livingston, of Cordele, Ga.,
spent several days Hie past week ,
with relatives here.
Rev. M. R. Kirkpatrick and
daughters. Misses M innis and Ethel, ;
will spend Christmas week at David
son College, where they go to wit
ness the marriage of a relative. j
Miss Margie Holland will spend !
the holidays with her homefolks in :
Miss Macie Sitton returned Mon
day from a visit to relatives in Bir
lt is said that Seneca will have a
new brm .January 1st.
Mrs. W. D. Holland leaves to-day
for Charlotte, where she will spend
the holidays. Mr. Holland, will join
ber on Christmas eve.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hunter and
daughters, Misses Carrie, Sue Ellen
and Nina, will ieave on Christmas
day for Greenville, where they will
spend the week-end.
Miss Sarah Neill, an attractive
young lady of Greenville, will spend
several days during Christmas with
Miss Verna Stribllng.
The friends of Mrs. C. B. Smith,
of Washington, Ga., will be pleased
to learn that she will spend Christ
mas In Seneca.
Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Moore, of
Ninety-Six, spent several days here
In the long number of years in
which this correspondent has been
associated with The Courier and
other papers, she has never engaged
in a newspaper controversy and does
not intend at this late day to "take
up new tricks." If anybody is Inter
ested enough In the doings of the
Civic Association during the three
years in which she was Its secretary
they can read the minutes, (which
are some of them interesting read
ing, too!) and will find that the sec
retary was present ut every meeting
held In that time. It Is not the duty
of the secretary, as we understand It,
to call meetings, regular or other
wise. And as for Cupid's interfer
ence in the matter, we suppose a
poor excuse ls better than none. The
snme excuse, however, didn't keep
the same fair brides f. om regular at
tendance upon the meetings of other
Mrs. M. W. Coleman is in Seneca.
Eggs and butter are avarce and
To-night Miss Carrie Hunter will
give a music recital by her pupils at
her home here. The large class has
been thoroughly drilled and will
doubtless reflect credit upon them
selves and their capable teacher.
News was received here a few days
ago of the critical illness of Cliff
Fincannon. Later news, howev.r,
says he ls greatly improved.
Miss Lillian Caldwell is with rela
tives in Texas for the winter.
The ordination and Installation of
deacons at the Presbyterian church
last Sabbath was a most Interesting
service, the pastor preaching a strong
sermon appropriate to the occasion.
J. W. Byrd and C. N. Gignilllat were
ordained and installed. W. K. Liv
ingston having been previously or
dained, he ss 's Installed. We be
lieve there are few communities
where three such sterling business
characters can be found in one con
gregation. The pastor congratulated
them upon coming into a business
organization which had been emi
nently successful, which was speak
ing volumes for the management of
the church's finances hitherto.
Wishing for The Courier and its
readers, particularly those who are
now far from their old beats, many
of whom we have in mind just now,
NEWS FROM WESTMINSTER.
School Oiri? ?uti Roys Coining In for
eli? Istiims Holidays-Other New?.
Westminster, Dec. 21. - Special:
.Mis. M. E. Peabody and Frank Hall
have gone to South Georgia to spend
several weeks with relatives.
Mrs. F. M. Cross and sou Julian
have returned from a week's visit at
Buford and Toccoa, Ga.
T. B. Russell, who attends North
Georgia Agricultural College at Dah
lonega, ls' employed at McGee's Cash
Store during the Christmas rush.
Miss Lucile Zimmerman has re
turned from a delightful visit to At
lanta and Decatur.
J. H. Taylor, ex-ugeut of the South
ern here, came over from Greenville
for a short visit last week.
Kletner Tannery returns Thursday
from Greenville. We are pleased to
know thnt our young friend is one of
the eleven of the whole student body
of Fur mah University who were not
absent from chapel exercises during
Misses Mary Sheldon nsd Helen
Thompson, of Fair Play, were here
Rufus Brown ls at home from At
lanta Dental College.
Mrs. Arnold, of Seneca, ls visiting
Miss Ida Jones.
Miss Ethel Bruce, of Avalon, Is vis
iting her cousin, Miss Margie Stab
Mrs. M. V. Strlbling, of Seneca,
visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
M. S. L'U'lbllng last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Price, of Anderson,
visited Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Hall re
Rev. and Mrs. F. G. Lavender will
spend Christmas in Greenville.
The public meeting ol the Calhoun
Literary Society, which was held in
the school auditorium Friday even
ing, was Quite a success. Those on
the program did their part well,
showing careful preparation. The
debate, "Resolved, That compulsory
education be enforced," was the fea
ture of the evening. The contestants
bad put forth much effort In secur
ing Information. Their compositions
and delivery were excellent. The
judges announced their decision In
favor of the affirmative. They also
decided on the two best debaters,
who were Miss Augusta Smithson and
Julian Arnold, of Fayetteville, Ca.,
ls visiting Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Peden.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Brockman
leave Thursday to spend the holidays
in Greenville and Greer. They con
template attending the Southern ed
ucational association in Charlotte.
Albert Flynn, of Atlanta, was here
last week to see his two children.
Madge and Albert, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Simpson.
The Westminster High School
closes Wednesday for ten days' holi
day. We wish each teacher and pu
pil a happy Christmas and a glad
Miss Maude Simpson will return
Thursday from Columbia, where she
is attending the College for Women.
The following teachers leave for
their respective homes Thursday:
Miss Gussie Harper, Laurens; Miss
Eva Martin, Cross Hill; Miss Lilla
Martin, Donalds; Miss Winifred
Dlehl, Rock Hill, and Prof. W. C.
Mrs. J. R. Garner and son James,
of Lockhart, came Tuesday to visit
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Ter
Miss Myrl Pitts entertalsed a few
friends Informally Thursday evening.
Mrs. J. E. Barton, of Townvllle, ls
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Strlbling.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Moore are en
tertaining a young man of very ten
Miss Vidalia Mullins, of Florida, ls
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. H. Johns.
The Robley Male Quartet enter
tained a good audience in the school
auditorium Monday evening. All
were delighted with the program of
quartettes and solos and clever Im
Miss Dora Haley, of Chlcora Col
lege, Greenville, Is here for the holi
Enoch Breazeale is visiting his
grandparents on Conneross.
Miss Annie Miller, who attends
Lander College, Greenwood, is at
horne for the Christmas season.
Mrs. M. C. Barton and children.
Chandler. Miriam and Strlbling, are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Strlbling.
Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Moore, of
Ninety-six, visited friends here la.it
Christmas Tree nt llepslhnh.
There will be a Christmas tree at
Hepslbah Baptist church on Christ
mas day at 2.30 p. m. Everybody in
vited to ome. Those who Intend
putting at ythlng on the ti e will
please have articles there for the
committee to arrange at least by
12.30 o'clock. W. T.
a merry Christmas and happy New
Year, we bring to a close another
cycle in the pleasant associations
with The Courier and lt', manage
ment. M. V. S.
The peculiar properties of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy have been
thoroughly tested during epidemics
of influen?a, and when lt was taken
In time we have not heard of a single
case of pneumonia. Sold by J. W.
Bell, Walhalla; C. W. Wickliffe,
Tino :?;\VS FROM BOUNTY LAND.
XV. H. Hugill, Quite 1)1-Looking
Forward to Christmas.
Bounty Land, Dee. 20.--Special:
Despite the inclemency of the wea
ther, children are looking forward to
the coming of Santa Claus with the
greatest of interest, and many of the
fiarentg of the community are look
ng forward to the home-coming of
their absent children for the holi
Misses Bertrand Perritt and Annie
McMahan, of Rock Hill; Lalla Bal
lenger, who ls teaching a mission
school at Sunset, Picketts county;
Cora Hubbard, of Spartanburg; Mar
ion Coe. of Sterling, Colorado, and
Edgar Shanklln, of Clemson, are all
expected home In a few days.
Rev. and Mrs. H. A. Knox and two j
little sons, of Mayesvllle. are ex
pected to spend the holidays nt the
home of J. J. Ballenger.
\V. H. Hughs has been quite un
well for the past week, which news
will be a source of regret to his many
T. B. Wyly ls working as a me
chanic in the employ of the Southern
Raliway Company, and is now locnt
ed at Elberton, Ga.
S. A. Davis, of Greenville, and Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Davis, who have re
turned from their tour to Kloiidn,
are at the home of J. J, Davis. Mr.
and Mrs. Davis will leave to-day for
a visit to relatives in Anderson.
T. il. Hughs, of Blacksburg, is
visiting his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth
Hughs, and other relatives at Rich
. The new depot at Richland ls now
open to the public and is quite neat
ly and comfortably furnished.
M. T. Hughs and family have
moved to their recently purchased
home near XValhalla. They will be
greatly missed by their frlesds at
Richland, who wish them every suc
cess in their new home.
?J. J. Ballenger made a brief visit
to friends in Pickens last week. He
was accompanied by his daughter
and son, Miss Myra and John, Jr.
Rev. H. A. Knox, of Mayesvllle,
will preach at Richland che-ch on
the first Sunday In January. The
pastor. Rev. G. M. Wilcox, will be In
Elberton on that day.
A well, which was recently dug on
Malu street at Richland will prove
quite a convenience to the public.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Foster have
moved Into the house recently vacat
ed by Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Hughs, and
Mr. Berry, of Greenville, who pur
chased the W. C. Foster farm, will
move thereto In a few days.
Mrs. Mattie Brown, who has been
visiting relatives near Walhulla, ls
again with her brother, R. M. Ran
Mrs. R. II. Smithson and daughter,
Miss Laura Smithson, of Westmin
ster, were guests of Mrs. Sallie Ol 111
Mr. Power and Miss Crouther, of
Abbeville, who are.teaching at Rich
land, and Miss Rigby, of Honen
Path, who Is teaching nt Bounty
Land, will leave Friday for o holi
day visit to their respective homes.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Hughs, of
South Colon, visited at Richland yes
terday. E. M. D.
Negro Shot and Burned.
Magnolia, Ala., Dec. 20.-Magno
lia is quiet at 0 o'clock to-night, fol
lowing a day of Intense excitement
with much bitter feeling manifested
between the whites and blacks of
this community. Ernest Slade, one
of four white men shot by Clinton
Montgomery, a desperate negro, is
fatally Injured, and his death, ex
pected at any minute, may serve to
further fan the flame of race hatred.
Clinton Montgomery's charred body
lies in the ruins of a small negro
house, near the town, the work of a
posse of citizens this afternoon. Brls
ter and Shelly Montgomery, broth
ers of the burned negro, barely es
caped lynching early this morning,
when the sheriff of Marengo county
captured them and eluded the man
hunters, taking them to the county
jail at Linden.
Practically every negro resident of
Magnolia left here this afternoon.
The whites are well armed.
COOK DIDN'T GET TO THE POLE.
Fraud Brand is Stam)>cd on the Ex
plorer hy Danish Scientists.
Copenhagen, Dec. 21-The Univer
sity of Copenhagen, the first Institu
tion of learning to recognize Dr. F.
A. Cook as the discoverer of the
North Pole, declared solemnly to-day
that the explorer had failed to estab
lish the claim upon which his high
honors had been based.
Thc committee appointed by tho
university to examine Cook's papers
recently reported its findings to the
consistory, which reviewed the de
ductions of the experts with the
greatest care, and discussed the find
ings from every standpoint. That
both the committee and consistory
agreed was goon discovered.
The consistory met to-day and ad
opted a written rejiort to the effect
that the records submitted for exam
ination by Dr. Cook failed to prove
his claim that he had reached the
A well known lawyer declared one
day at a dinner that the biggest thing
he ever had done was to cross-exam
ine a man until he did not know
vhether he was married or not.
REPORTS ON COTTON CROP.
K?tlinate? Ginning to December tilth
at 9,802,2142 Bales.
Washington, Dec. 20.-The census
bureau reports 9,362,222 bales of
cotton ginned from the growth of
1909 to December 3 3. This com
pares with 11,900,566 bales for 1908.
The proportion ot the crop ginned
to December 18, 1909, is 90.9 per
cent of the orop on the same date of
1908. Round bales included this
year are 139,967, compared with
215,059 for 1908; sea island 85,184
bales for 1909, 80,316 in 1908.
South Caroltua reports 1,066,058
bales ginned in 1909 against 1,134,
183 in 1908.
ECHOES PROM THE CONVENTION
"Observer" Draws Lesson from Re
in) i-f of Recent ?State Meeting.
Dr. L. M. Roper spoke on tho
question, "Are the Churches Men
aced by Worldliness?" as signifying
the predominance of secular alma
and secular pursuits; or, as denoting
thu dominance of the passion for the
obtaining and the enjoying of tem
poral benefits and pleasures. He de
clared the churches are not menaced
by open vileness and sin, but there is
n peril overhanging thom, and that
passion for temporal possessions aud
pleasures will destroy the spiritual
life. Dr. Roper read scriptural pas
sages showing that Christians are to
be separate from the world and the
things of the world. This is neces
sary If the believer ls to bo loyal to
Christ. Dr. Roper declared, based
upon his own experience as a pastor,
that a woman who attends card par
ties, a young person who dances, a
church member who attends the the
atre-any and all such will turn the
back upon tho prayer meeting for
one of these worldly amusements.
Separation from the things of the
world ls necessary In order to fellow
ship with Cod. There are no happy
Christians who Indulge in worldly
amusements. Thin separation is
necessary In order to Christian use
fulness. A devotee of the worli*. can
not be useful in promoting Christ's
kingdom on the earth. Dr. Roper'
said that in his experience he had
never known a single case where a
card-playing, or dunclng, or theatre
going church member had brought a
sinner to Christ. The remedy for the
peril is to preach in tenderness and
love for more personal consecration;
also raise the standard of church
Rev. E. S. Reaves followed Dr.
Roper's vigorous speech with a well
prepared and thoughtful paper on the
Rev. J. D. Huggins offered the fol
lowing resolution, which was adopt
"Resolved, That in our earnest
and prayerful judgment theatre-go
ing, card-playing. In clubs and par
ties, modern dancing, speculation in
cotton futures and other kindred
things are inconsistent for Christians,
harmful to their spiritual life and
destructive of their influence In the
The above is from the Baptist Cou
rier and part of the report of the
Baptist State Convention, which re
cently met Iii Anderson. The mem
bers of this convention aro com
posed of men of intellect and conse
cration. They are not fanatics on
any subject. Now when men of pro
found wisdom decide that the above
pleasures (so-called) are positively
harmful, please let me ask the young
people who ore planning their Christ
mas amusements to stop and think
for a few moments. .,
Life is too short to waste your
time and money In this way. Look
around and see if you cannot put
your money to better use than hand
ing out dollars for tickets to some
sort of doubtful "show"; dollars for
jugs and bottles of wine and other
s"ong drink; dollars for the privl
le,,.! of exercising your heels ou a
waxed floor. Those who, in any way,
aid our young people to perform the
modern dance will be held responsi
ble for the downfall of many of our
young boys and girls, and they will
be called upon to account for these
sins when they appear before the
"Oreat White Throne." Observer.
ChristmnH Tree nt Rock Springs.
There will be a Christmas tree
given for the children of the Rock
Springs Sunday school on the 24th
instant at 4 o'clock. There will also
be several addresses appropriate to
the occasion. The public is cordially
Card of Thanks.
I desire to thank my friends and
neighbors for kindnesses showu rae
during the recent illness and death of
my mother. Their many kind acts
and deeds will be gratefully remem
bered. A. H. Land.
Westminster, R. F. D.
Stung for IS Tears
hy indigestion's pangs-trying many
doctors and 9200 worth of medicine
In vain, B. F. Ayscue, of Ingleside,
N. C., at last used Dr. King's New
Life PillB> and writes they wholly
cured him. They cure cr^tlpation,
biliousness, sick headache, stomach,
liver, kidney and bowel troubles.
25c. at all druggists.