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Tho Regular Communication of
Blue Ridge Lodge. No. 92.
I A. F. M., will be held next
Friday evening, November
22d, nt 8 o'clock.,
E. L. Herndon, W. M.
W. O. White, Secretary.
?IvOCAIi AND PERSONAL. ?
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-Rev. J. A. Bond will preach and
conduct services at Whetstone next
Sunday morning at 1 1 o'clock. Pub
lic is cordially invited to attend.
-After November 30th the price
of coal will be advanced to $4.76 at
mill and $5.7 "? delivered. Hood time
now to buy. Hetrlck Hosiery Mill,
Walhalla. S. C. adv.
-.Miss Lillie Thompson left Tues
day of last week for Florida, where
she will spend some time visiting
friends and relatives at different
points ir the State.
- For Sale-Nice, gentle driver;
not afraid of automobile. Price very
reasonable. For particulars address
Pox 171. Westminster, S. C.
-The Parsonage Aid Society of
the Walhalla .Methodist church will
meet Thursday ( to-morrow ) after
noon at ?I o'clock at the home of
Mrs. Kate O. Smith. All members
urged to attend.
-Tho chicken markets are glut
ted and prices very low. I advise
all to hold chickens off market till
further notice. Fair demand, how
ever, for turkeys, ducks and geese
at present. John Jost. adv.-tf.
-Tho Oak Grove school will open
next Monday morning, at which time
it Is hoped that all of tho patrons
and pu.iils will he present. The
school will be under the care of Mjiss
Rena Hunsinger and Alfred Prichard.
-Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Isbell and
family last week moved to Walhalla
from their farm near town. They
are occupying the Thompson cottage
on Main street. They have numerous
friends here who gladly welcome
them to Walhalla.
-Union Thanksgiving services
will bo held at St. John's Lutheran
church at 10.110 a. m. Thursday of
next week, November 2 S th. The
offering will he devoted to the or
phanages of the various churches.
Public cordially Invited.
-J. H. Thompson, of Atlanta, was
among Walhalla friends for a short
while last Wednesday. Though he
has become quite a staunch Georgian,
still there ls no place "just as good"
as old Oconee to Jim, and ho always
enjoys his return trips to his old
home at Seneca and to Walhalla.
. -Bring me all your raw hides and
beef cattle. Highest market prices
paid for same. Am selling steak at
12^c. Phillips Market, adv.
-A friend of The Courier who
lives in the Whetstone section In
forms us that Miss Dovle Hamey has
a four-year-old lemon bush that has
ll large lemons on it. The largest
measures 15 Inches around from end
to end and 14 V? Inches In circumfer
ence. This lemon has grown half an
inch In circumference since lt has
been placed in the dower pit this fall.
-Raymond E. Stoltz, of Roches
ter, N. Y" arrived in Walhalla Sat
urday and has begun work as fore
man, placing machinery at the 1 lot
rick Hosiery Mill for the paper box
making plant, for which extensive
additions to the hosiery plant have
recently been made. Mr. Stoltz rep
resents the M. D. Knowlton Machin
ery Co., ol' Rochester, The work of
installing machinery and beginning
operations will be pushed as rapidly
Dr. Fahnestock, dentist, in ofhee
Wednesdays and Saturdays. Will
make appointments for other days if
- Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Norton, of
Georgia, moved to Walhalla last
week. .Mr. Norton having accepted
position with tho Walhalla plant of
the Parker Cotton Mills Company.
Mr. .Norton has been employed for a
short while at Westminster, hav
ing gone there from his home near
Hinwasseo, Ga. Mr. Norton is work
ing with the end in view ol' securing
an education and entering the minis
try. He is a young man ol' pleasing
add less. Ile deserves encourage
ment in his ttndortaklng.
-.Marshall S. Stribling. of West
minster, was a pleasant caller at The
Courier office last Friday. Mr. Strib
ling is CHIC of the most entertaining
talkers to whom it has been our
pleasure to listen lately. Ho has at
his finger's end so much ot' the his
tory ol' the distant and more recent
past that an hour's attention to what
lie has to say brings a much clearer
conception of men and events. Thor
oughly familiar, i brough study, with
the history of this country up to the
years when he entered upon the
scene, lie bas kept so close abreast
of the times, politically and com
mercially, as to have become tillite
encyclopedic in his,conversation. It
ls a real pleasure to. meet Mr. Strib
ling, and be lias ii.? Walhalla a host
ol' friends who are always glad tc?
- For Sale--Several farms; 5 0 to
200 acres. Cash or easy terms. Call
on or write .las. li. Darby, Soneca
Oil Mil], Seneca. S. C. adv.
Tho County Convention of the
Woodmen ol' the World will be held
in Walhalla on Friday, November
22d. There will ho two sessions of
the body, the morning session to be
open to the publie, while tho evening
session will be for the transaction of
fraternal business, and therefore
closed to all except members of the
order. The convention will be held
at the Court House. H. A. Wilson,
of Pendleton, ami .i. A. cook, of An
derson, will be present and will ad
dress the meetings. AU Woodmen
of the county are urged to attend. A
picnic dinner will he served on tlx;
('our! House grounds. (This notice
was given lfist week, tho date men
tioned being Wednesday, November
27th, The error was due to our
mistaking the date given. All Wood
men should fake due notice of the
correct ion. )
- -Remember I am always in the
marked for chickens, turkeys, ducks,
geoso, guineas, butler, eggs and
hides. John Joost, Walhalla. 18-adv.
-Read tho advertisement of tho
Norman Drug Store, which Is now
preparing for tho holidays in great
-iRuy your fresh moats from Fen
nell & Todd, the dealers who first
cut the prices. They will sell you
choice meats and choice cuts. adv.
-On the fifth page this week will
he found a very Interesting talk on
clothing. Read it, thou call nt T. N.
(Carter & Co.'s store, Westminister.
-Mrs. J. A. Ivester and children,
of Wost Union, aro in Charleston this
week visiting among relatives and
friends and taking in the different
attractions incident to "Battleship
-Mrs. O. H. Schumacher, Sr., and
daughters, Misses Bertha and Katie;
.Mrs. Hamptpon Melburg and H. L.
Brandt are among relatives in Char
leston this week. We wish thom a
pleasant visit and safe return.
-Tho Seneca Bank and tho West
minster Dank will receive payments
and glvo receipts to those who owe
me, when It is not convenient for you
to lind my son, Wales Lowry. Please
pay promptly. I cannot carry over
any paper except as already agreed.
(adv.) T. M. Lowery.
-J. A. Mnuney and family left
Tuesday for Belton, where Mr. Mea
ney has accepted a position with the
Helton Cotton Mills. He has been
employed at the Walhalla mills for
several years, during which time he
has made numerous friends, who re
gret the removal of the family, but
wish for them abundant success in
their new home.
-Bon P. Sloan, of Salem, returned
to his home yesterday after having
spent some days in Anderson, Green
ville and Spartanburg. He has been
endeavoring to interest some good
farmers of those counties in the
cheaper lands of Oconee. Several of
the farmers of these counties have
signified their intention of visiting
the Salem section for tho purpose
of looking over the country with a
view to settling. There are largo
quantities of good land in that sec
tlon of Oconee that ought to be open
ed to agriculture. Numbers of An
derson and Greenville people have
moved to Oconee In the past few
years, and others will be heartily
'-For Sale-5 8 to 60 acres of fine
farming land, on Tugaloo River, near
South Union; 12 acres high bottom
land, 20 acres good cotton land, 2 6
to 28 acres In original forest; has
two 4-room tenant houses, barns,
cribs, etc. This is for sale at a bar
gain; one-half cash, balance on time,
or all on time with good paper. Ad
dress J. J. Fret well, Anderson, S.
C. 45-tf- adv.
-Emily Cleveland, colored, died
at thc home of her son, Milton Cleve
land, near Walhalla, last Saturday
morning about 3 o'clock. She was
one of the old-time negroes, and pos
sibly the oldest of ber race in these
parts. Her husband, Greene Cleve
land, died about ten years ago, and
it was claimed for him that he was
about 110 years old. Emily Cleve
land was slightly younger than
Greene, and it has been stated that
she was nearing the 12 0-year mark,
but this is evidently incorrect, though
she was doubtless nearly or slightly
more than 100 years old. Her young
est child if living would be about
forty-two years old. Emily was a
good, kind old darkey, and not a few
of the people of this section remem
ber tho 'old mammy" as she was
years ago when she frequently made
business visits to town. Hoi body
was burled at Flat Rock Sunday, fu
neral services having boen conducted
at New Galilee church, Walhalla. In
her death a good old darkey has
-Of the cases heard last week In
tho ('oort ot* Common Pleas proba
bly the one that attracted tho great
est attention locally was that of Oli
ver Hobbs vs. municipal officers of
the town of Westminster, ;.. suit
brought for $20,000 damages. The
case grew out of the handing down
of a sentence by a former mayor of
Westminster against the plaintiff In
the damage suit, the sentence calling
for a given period of "hard labor on
the streets" of that town, or the al
ternative of paying a money fine.
The fine was not paid and the pris
oner refused to "labor hard" or to
"labor" at all, whereupon ho was the
recipient of a number of "superin
ducing lashes" in an endeavor to
force him to labor. For this treat
ment suit for damages was instituted.
As a municipality cannot be sued for
a lort, the action was brought
against the mayor of Westminster
and members of council as Individ
uals. After the close of argument!
on both sides of the ease, tho jury
returned in a very few minutes witt
a verdict favorable to the defendants
and refusing damages to plaintiff.
- About 2 o'clock Monday morn
lng fire was discovered in a wan
room on the farm of M. T. 1 highs
near town. When first seen tin
building was practically destroyed
one end having been completely con
sumed, and tho Hames were makin}
rapid headway. The building wai
quite close to the Hughs residence
but the blinds to tho homo wen
closed and the flames could not bi
seen. One end Of the building wa
used as a store room for furnl'tur
and household goods, while the otho
was a receptacle for cotton as picket
and brought in from the fields. Th
household goods belonged to Mr. am
Mrs. Harry H. Hughs, and their los
was something over $200. M. |
Hughs had two bales of seed cottOl
(long staple) and about a bale o
short staple housed, and i' was ii
tho end whore the cotton was store?
that tho lire originated. The lota
loss was about $600. There was ni
insurance on tho contents, but th
building was insured for $75. lt wa
at first thought that Ibo fire wa
of incendiary origin, or that sonn
tramp or passer-by had spent th?
night in the building and carelessi;
left some fire. The county blood
hounds were sent for and workei
well around the place, but wert un
able to throw any light on tho mat
ter. Other theories aro that proba
bly some of the cotton pickers ii
dumping tho cotton had accldentall
dropped a match, ?ind that rats hat
completed the work by gnawing am
Notes from Coneross.
Coneross, Nov. 18.-Special: Not
only tho members of Coneross Bap
tlst church, but tho entire commu
nity, are delighted to know that Rev.
L. D. Mitchell has accepted tho pas
torate of this church for tho ensuing
year. Ile will preach on the first and
third Sunday. Mr. Mitchell has serv
ed us as pastor for two years. He ls
a very ablo and eloquent preacher
and studies hard that he may deliver
messages that will Instill truth into
the hearts of his hearers. He will
make' his home In this community,
boarding at the home of M. Abbott.
We are glad to have him liv our com
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stow, of Hoys
ton, (la., are expected to arrive soon
at tho home of Mr. and Mrs. .1. W.
Jesse Co?'ee, of Clayton, ls the
guest of M. Abbott and family.
Miss Ruth Hunnicutt, of Newry,
was a recent guest of her brother, S.
M. Hunnicutt, and wife.
Buoch Hreazeale, of Westminster,
was a week-end guest of T. D. Alex
ander, of this section.
Misses Rena and Agnes Hunslnger
will attend the State meeting of the
W. M. U. at Columbia this week.
They spent Saturday and Sunday
with their uncle, Newton Alexander,
The Blue Ridge Graded School Is
now in progress. The trustees are
congratulating themselves in secur
ing teachers of such efficiency. The
organization for the ensuing year ls
as follows: Mr. Rogers, 7th, 8th and
9th grades; Miss Katie Harrison,
4th, 6th and 6th grades, and Miss
Annie McMahan, 1st, 2d and 3d
Miss Janie Alexander returned
home last week, after a very pleas
ant visit to relatives and friends at
Lavonia and Avalon, Ga.
Local Notes from Richland.
Richland, Nov. 18.-Special: Miss
Kate McClanahan, of Westminster,
spent Tuesday hero with Miss Lynn
Mrs. W. C. Foster and son Will
returned homo Monday from Atlanta,
where Master Will had a very suc
cessful operation performed on his
Miss Annie McMahan entertained
the teachers of the Blue Ridge High
School and of the Richland school at
tea Friday eveningi
A crowd of our young people en
joyed a picnic to High Bridge Satur
day. They went down In Charlie
Verner's wagon, ate dinner and
spent several hours seeing the
I Several weeks ago Rev. Vaughn
1 announced that he would preach a
sermon to the children and wanted
them to select the text. These texts
were taken up two weeks aro, and
more had chosen "Samuel" than any
other subject. So yesterday Rev.
Vaughn preached a very Interesting
sermon, with I Sam. 2:26 as his text.
The truths were forcefully Impressed
upon the children by tho use lof a
blackboard with several acrostics on
it. Just before the service sj ' new
members wore received Inte,, -the
church-three by lotter and thrfe? by
October Cotton Consumption.
Cotton consumption in the United
States during October amounted to
',511,285 running bales, according to
the census bureau's monthly report,
issued last Thursday. The ctton on
hand October 31 in manufacturing
establishments was 908,200 bales, in
independent warehouses 2,S35,010
bales. Exports for month were 1,
515,741 bales and Imports amounted
to 10,570. The cotton spindles ope
rated during Octol er were 30,019,
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NORMAN CO., I
WE ARE OPENING UP
PRETTIEST AND MOST VARIED
TOYS AND W F DOING GIFTS EVEI
WM INVITE F VF RY ONE TO Vi Sil
RIO COMPLETE DECEMBER 1ST.
CHOICE LINIO BIRLES, TESTA Ml
XMAS CARDS AND
YOU ARE /1W
Loses Punts ut Poker.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 20.--Conster
nation reigned In police court ono
morning last week when William
Vorme appeared trouserless Indore
Justice Jeffries. The prisoner was
attired In a blue flannel shirt, frock
coat, brown socks, patent leather
shoes, rod flnannol underwear, a
week's growth of beard, and consid
"Why tho disguise?" asked jus
tice Jeffries, shaking with suppressed
"Veli, chudge, I blayed boker. .No
body's got some pi/mess (loin* ?lot to
gedder. Dot's all," replied Vorme.
Then ns he looked his apparel
over with a deprecating air, he add
ed: "I'm a slghd, aln'd I?"
Vor mo'a trousers had gone to the
"banker" for a stack of blue chips.
He was fined $10, supplied-with trou
sers, and released.
?. j WALHALLA . ?
?. ll Kill SCHOOL NOTES. . .
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The proceeds from "Tag Day"
amounted to $32.86. This amount
will ho Increased hy tho addition of
$i> from tito county school fund and
$5 from the State Hoard of Educa
tion, making the neat sum of $42.86
to he used for tho purpose of enlnrg
ing the school library. ' The school
luis now. probably, tho largest libra
ry in the county, tho numbor of vol
umes being .100, and tho amount col
lected Friday will Increase the num
ber to 10 0 volumes.
The junior track team will have
its third race with the West Union
track team on Friday afternoon next.
Tlie Walhalla team has won twice,
hut the West Union boys are deter
mined to do better In the next race.
The boys composing the junior team
are: Edwin Hill, James Fricks, Rob
ert Kay, Albert Fennell, David Hall,
Dillie Sanders, George Finkenstadt,
Gordon Fant, Overton Lewis, John
Louis Fennell, William Strlbllng and
The lovers of basket ball will yet
have the opportunity of seeing games
on the home grounds. Efforts wore
made to secure games for last Fri
day, but the visiting teams were un
prepared to come. It ls probable,
however, that a game will be had
with the Westminster girls at an
early date. The Walhalla team has
won each of Its games against the
Seneca girls. The captain of the Sen
eca team has tho following to say in
the last Issue of The Blue and Gold
Messenger: "That the Walhalla team
plays well together and have proved
themselves formidable antagonists
we realize. 'Great let us call them
for they conquered us.' "
The officers of thc Palmetto Liter
ary Society for the first term, are:
Myrtle Brown, president; Orah Glaze
ner, secretary and treasurer; Eugene
Abbott, orderly critic. At their reg
ular meeting on Friday, November
22d, the following program will bo
Recitations-Meta Norman, Elise
Current Events-Isabel Macaulay.
Declamations-Funnan Hill, Wil
School Notes-Fred Bischoff.
Debate-"Resolved, That water
works would benefit the town more
than electric lights."-Affirmative,
Ruby Garrett, George Harrison : neg
ative, Ray Shockley, Sara Moss.
The TImrod Society .hap h?en or
ganized In the fourth grade, with the
following officers chosen to serve for
thre?- months: Fred Fowler, presi
dent; Annie Wilson, vice president;
Frank Craig, secretary and treasu
rer; Derrin Darby, orderly critic.
Plugged Train with Shirt.
! Tearing his shirt from his hack an
Ohio man flagged a train and saved
it from a wreck, but H. T. Alston,
Raleigh, N. C., once prevented a
wreck with Electric Bitters. "I was
in a terrible plight when I began to
use them," he writes. "My stomach,
head, back and kidneys were all
badly affected and my liver was In
?bad condition, but four bottles of
Electric Bitters made me feel like a
new man." A trial will convince you
of their matchless merit for any sto
mach, livor or kidney trouble. Price
50c. at all druggists. adv.
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; STOCK, ETC.
AND DISPLAYING THE LARGEST,
STOCK OP CHRISTMAS GOODS,
t BROUGHT TO ?CO?EE COUNT*
P OUR STORE, OUR DISPLAY WILL
! NTS, HOOKS,
STATIONERY AND CANDIES.
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Good Time to Buy
$4.25 Per Ton $5725 Per Ton
At Mill. ! Delivered.
HETR1GK HOSIERY MILLS,
Walhalla, South Carolina.
These Prices Hold Good Only Till
Nov .:??, after which date the
Prices will bo $1.75 and
$5.7.-? Per Ton.
YOU WILL BAG THE CAME THAT GETS UP IF YOU BUY YOUR GUN
AND AMMUNITION FROM US. OUR GUNS ARE TRUE TO AIM; OUR SHELLS
INSURE YOUR SPORT BY USING ONLY RELIABLE SHELLS.
OUR AIM IS TO KEEP OUR BUSINESS GROWING, AND WE HIT THE
MARK. THE WAY TO DO THIS IS NOT TO ABUSE THE TRUST OF THOSE
WHO TRUST US.
Matheson Hardware Co.,
Westminster, S. C.
We nave a proposition that will interest you.
We have on hand a few of the FARMERS'
FAVORITE GRAIN DRILLS which we are
going to close out at A BIG REDUCTION-on
Easy Terms if desired.
Any Good Farmer appreciates the importance
of a GRAIN DRILL on the farm. We are
placing these at a price at which you can afford
to own one.
Call and see what we have to offer.
Seneca Hardware Co.,
Seneca, S. C.
SEE THE NEW LINE OF
LADIES' COAT SUITS
LONG COATS AND
Nobby Linc of
Misses' Heavy Coats aid Raia Capes.
AUTOMOBILE HOODS AND AUTOMOBILE COATS, f
Sweaters and Caps for Children and Grown-ups
. Lill,. .1.. I III M ?
SMART STYLES AND RIGHT PRICES. #
New line of
"WIND PROOF" Umbrellas, ?
$1.00 to $2.00.
BEFORE YOU BUY CALL AND SEE
J. & J. S. CARTER,
Westminster, S. C.
Design for New Nickle.
Washington, Nov. 18.-Tho design
of a new nickle to supplant the flve
eent coln now in circulation will bo
perfected by Secretary of tho Treas
ury,MaeVoagu, within a few days. Di
rector of Mint Oo?rgo Roborto and J.
H. Fraser, tho New York artist, con
ferred with the secretary Friday. An
Indian hoad will adorn tho faeo of
tho coin and tho figure of a buffalo
tho reverso, thus honoring the disap
pearUig of the Indian and buffalo.