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WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18, 1012.
Now Scries No. ??5.-Volume LXIV.-Nt?. 51.
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for Your Money
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The best evidence is the number of satisfied customers and
the continual repeat sales. Ask any wenrer what ho thinks of
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pair is mado over comfort-giving lasts, with just enough stylo
to mark their individuality. You can got them in any of tho pop
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The "Pilgrim"-"The business man's shoe."
"Stronger-Than-The-Law" -"Tho strongest and longest
wearing work shoes."
The "Soft ?fe Good"--"A work shoo true to name."
Tho "Our Family"-"For every member of the family."
"Tess and Ted"-8chool shoes for girls and boys. Leok bet
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Try a pair.
"STAR BRAND S^OE? ARE BETTER"
C. W. & J. E. BAUKNIGHT,
Walhalla, S. C.
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Money is Power !
Labor is Power !
You work a week for $10.00,
That ten dollars represents a week of your life
work. You are a week older, and as the weeks,
months and years go by your strength is gradually
exhausted; you have put your strength into dollars.
What nave you done with these dollars? Have
you spent them as fast as you earned them? If you
nave, ypu are poor indeed; but if you have spent only
a part of the dollars and kept some of them, you have
hi these dollars stored up energy and strength to
provide for you in your old age.
How much better still is your position if you have
put these saved dollars to work for you I
A good way to do this is to deposit them in some
good, strong bank.
The Westminster Bank,
Westminster, f*J. O.,
is a good place to put these dollars.
W. P. ANDERSON. P. P. SULLIVAN.
J. M. NORRIS, Assistant Cashier.
Not in 1,000 Years, Say? Father.
Atlanta, Dec. 17.-Hero is a ;,tory
that won't happen in a thousand
years again: "We aro tickled to
death over our ' twelfth baby boy,"
said Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Echols, "On
December 12, 1912, our baby boy
was born at the hour of 12 o'clock
sharp on tho twelfth day of the
twelfth month, In the year of our
Lord '.ineteen hundred and twelve,
on Twelfth street, and the baby
weighs exactly 12 pounds. Wo have
decided to call him Twelfth for luck."
DEATH CALLS JOHN JOOST.
Was Well-Known and Prominent Cit
izen and Native of Walhalla.
The citizens of Walhalla were
shocked inst Friday night upon learn
ing of the death of John Joost, a
well-known and prominent citizen of
Walhalla, whose death occurred at
his home hero about 10.30 o'clock.
Mr. Joost had not been In robust
health for some time, though he was
able to attend to bis business regu
larly, and those not famallar with
his condition wero totally una
ware that, though he energeti
cally prosecuted his 1)0810688, be
ing one of tho most active of tho
business men of the town, ho often
suffered from Uk insidious effects of
a slight heart trouble of long stand
ing, which had been aggravated by
his residence in Florida for a num
ber of years, lt was due to ui)s
trouble and the bad effects of the
Florida climate upon his condition
that he returned several ye.?rs ago
to make his home in Walhalla. His
health was greatly improved, and to
all appearances he was a robust man.
Friday evening, as was his cus
tom, he left bia home to get the
evening mall, but stated to friends
that he had found it difficult to
make the trip, having been stricken
several times with a faintness, from
which he had not completely rallied
on his return home. Shortly after
his arrival at his home his wife no
ticed that his condition seemed to be
gradually growing worse, and his
physician was called in. A light
stimulant was administered and Mr.
Joost revived to such a marked de
gree that he was dismissing the phy
sician and discussing some details of
business for the following day, when
his hands suddenly fell limp on his
breast, and his spirit had departed,
paralysis of the heart being the
cause of death.
Mr. Joost was the oldest son of
the late Cord and Dora Adelade
Joost, who were among the early set
tlers of Walhalla. He was bom
here January 1, 1864, and was,
therefore, within a few days of G9
years of age. In early lifo he at
tended the schools of Walhalla, re
ceiving, as is the/custom then, el?
montnry Instruction in both the Eng
lish and German languages, and a
thorough common school education.
Later in life he supplemented this
insrtuction -with a full business
course at one of the business col
leges, and by close attention to de
toils in all matters bo undertook he
became a most proficient book-keeper
and successful business man. In
young manhood be held positions of
honor and trust in Anderson and
Charleston. About the year 1880 he
located in Jacksonville, Fla., entered
business and made his home there
for a number of years.
In October, 1883, he was married
to Miss Mary M. Soeba, tho older
daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs.
C. F. Seeba. About ton years ago,
however, owing to ill health, he re
turned to Walhalla to make his home.
Mr. Joost leaves n widow and one
sister, Mrs. Richard Balster, of An
derson. Ills only child, a daughter,
died in infancy, and an only brother,
Nicholas Joost, died several years ago
in Jacksonville, where he hud made
his home for a number of years.
Mr. Joost was a member of St.
John's Lutheran church, Walhalla,
having been confirmed in this church
when a youth, and he had retained
his membership up to the time of
his death, being secretary and treas
urer of the church, lie was a pains
taking and efficient officer In Hie
church, giving his church work that
same measure of energy, thought and
careful attention that bo displayed
in lils secular business relations. For
several years he had been actively
connected with tho work of his
church, in which lie had a deep Inter
est, working much of the time In con
junction with the pastor and other
officials. Ile will bo missed there,
as lie will also in tile home and com
The bereaved ones have tho sin
cere sympathy of a host of friends,
with whom we join in extending
On Sunday afternoon at 3.30
o'clock funeral' services wore con
ducted at the Lutheran church by
the pastor, Rev. J. H. tJmberger, af
ter which his remains were interred
In the Lutheran cemetery by the
side of his child, A large concourse
of sorrowing friends were present to
pay the last sad tributo to the de
Honor Roll and Christmas Exercises.
Oak way, Dec. 17.-Special: The
following ls thc honor roll of Oakway
First Grade- -Chas. G. Mason.
Second Grade--Hugh Brown, Ln
Rue Kubanks, Corinne Mason.
Third Grado-Waybas Meeler, lai
Fou rt li tirade-Joyce Dearden,
lOdna Qambrell, Dorothy Dickson.
Sixth Grade-Idelle Brown, Clara
Ninth Grade-Kate Gnmbrcll, Plo
Tenth (irado--Lala Brown, Ken
The public, is cordially invited to
attend our Christmas exorcises Fri
day evening. December 20th. olgbt
o'clock. A Small admission feo wiii
lie asked. The proceeds will go to
renewing the school library.
M. M. Crowther, Principal.
AM&OSE FISCH ESSElt, SIL, ?KAI)
Nnt?ve ot France, But Resident of
Walhalla for BO Years.
timbr?se FIschesBer, Sr., died at
hie] thorne here Monday night at 8
o'cfcck after a ?brief illness from
pneumonia. The nows of his death
caw as a great shock to tho people
of^Walhalla, few of whom had known
ev'?p that he had not been well. Thc
end came very suddenly, even before
members of the family had realized
thf?Wio?Bness of his condition, the
ravages of the drend disease with
willoh he had been stricken being
peculiarly deceptive in his case.
Within ten days from the time of
hlB.Xaeath he had been in his accus
tomed health and line spirits, ming
lliig?wlth friends about town, and to
allMippearances with the prospect of
years ?f health and strength before
h I rai Sunday evening his condition
became worse and absent members
of his family were notified that h!s
condition was not so favorable, 1 at
before any of his children were alie
to reach Walhalla Mr. Fischesser bau
passed into the great beyond.
a ff Fischesser was a native of
Franco, having been born at Gueb
wil)|r, Alsace, on May 8th, 1837. He
waa,! ^therefore, nearly 7 6 years of
age? At the age of about 20 years i
(lnviS56) Mr. Fischesser carno to
America from France, settling at
Wajnatla, where ho spent tho re
mainder of his life as a business man
up w, within a few years of his death.
Several years ago he retired from
his ^business of watchmaker and 1
jeweler, and had since resided here
wita} his daughters, dividing his
tim&cwith his married daughters in
ojflB&fte, N. c.
l^ea'rly life Mr. Fischesser was
hapmly married to Miss Welhelmtna
Goods', of Walhalla, who preceded
hi mot? the grave about 18 years, she
havuffg died at their home here on
January 19, 1894. To this union
nine"? children were born, two having
preceded him to the grave. Seven
children survive, these being Mrs. C.
Valuer and Mrs. A. H. Willlmann, of
Chifflptte, N. C.; Misses Minnie, An
n Iel .and Katie Fischesser, of Walhal
la, and Messrs. Ambrose and Joseph
C. ipschesaor, of Montgomery, Ala.
AlljSof the children had arrived in
Waqolja hy Tuesday morning, but
Mti rdtj?i?' was the taking away of |
their,''tattier that nobe was able to ;
roach the home before he had passed i
away. The two children who have '
died were Miss Lucile, whoso death
occurred on January 25, 1881, and
Miss Lillie, who died June 20, 1908.
Mr. Fischesser was one of Wal
halla's most highly respected citi- j
zens, honest and honorable in all j
things, and his death is deeply re
gretted by a wide circle of friends.
He was a consistent member of St.
John's Lutheran church, which he i
had joined iii early manhood, re
taining his membership in tho Wal
halla church for some fifty years. Ile
was a familiar figure in that church
and in the town of Walhalla, and his
taking away is a distinct loss to
both. In the home his deatli cr?ales
an irreparable loss, he having been
ono of those great "home lovers,"
whose greatest delight was to be sur
rounded by those close to him by the
ties of blood.
In their soro bereavement the chil
dren have the deepest sympathy of
hosts of friends, with whom we joi
in extending condolence in their hou.
Funeral services will ho conducted
at St. John's Lutheran church to
morrow (Thursday) afternoon at 3
o'clock, the interment to take place
in the Lutheran cemetery immedi
ately following the service at the
church. His pastoi. Rev. J. B. Um
berger, will conduct tho service.
WHITELAW HUH) ?HOS AT POST?
Had Been Ambassador to Court of
St. James Since 1005.
London, Dec. 15. - Whitelaw
Reid, United states ambassador to
Groat Britain since 1905, died at his
London residence, Dorchester House,
shortly after noon to-day from pul
monary oedema. The end was (mite
peaceful. Mrs. Reid and their
daughter, Mrs. J, H. Ward, were at
Tho ambassador had been uncon
scious since 9 o'clock in the morn
ing and at intervals during the pre
vious 24 hours ho had 'been slightly
delirious as a result of the drugs ad
ministered to Induce Bleep.
A fortnight ago tho ambassador
hnd a slight bronchial attack, simi
lar to others which lie had suffered
at considerable intervals. On Wed
nesday last asthma supervened, lead
ing to extreme exhaustion.
Whitelaw Reid was in his 70th
year, having been born October 27,
1837, in Xenia, Ohio. Ho became a
newspaper writer as a young man
and never broke off his connection
with the pu lille press. Ho was edi
tor-in-chief of tho Now York Tribune
for many years and afterward be
came proprietor of tlint Journal.
In 1897 no was sent as special
ambassador to Great Britain to at
tend the celebration of the diamond
jubileo of Queen Victoria.
His next important work was as
special commissioner to the Paris
conference, which negotiated peace
bot ween the United States and Spain,
in 1902 ho was again appointed
special commissioner to Grent Brl
iain in succession to Joseph H.
Mr. Reid married in 1881 Eliza
beth Mills, daughter of the late Dar
GREENVILLE CHILD KILLED.
Victim a Son of Minister-Owners
of Cnr Surrender.
Greenville, Dec. 16.-Irving, the .
10-year-old son of Rev. John N.
Wrenn, a struggling country minis- .
tor and student of Pur man Univer- |
sity, was run down by an automo
bile on Augusta street Saturday af
ternoon and killed.
Two men and three women occu
pied the car. "I wonder if we killed
him," exclaimed one of the women
passengers as tho machino passed
over the body, but they did not Btop
to satisfy her curiosity. She and the
driver of the car wore seen to look
back at the bleeding form lying on
the street, but that was all tho notice
taken of tho Incident by them.
A merchant mn into, tho street
and picked the little fellow up and
called for physicians. Tho lad waB
placed in a machine and rushed to
the hospital, but died on the way.
His father had gone Into the coun
try, where he was to fill an engage
ment at ono of his churches. When
the lifeless body of the child was car
ried to the home, whero .tho mo
! ther and three younger children were
alone, it was the first news they had
I of tho tragic event. The mother
swooned at the sight of the dead boy
and at dark was In a critical condi
tion from the shock. Tho child's
skull was frightfully broken and
torn by tho blow from tho automo
! Was David Jenkins' Auto.
Dnvld D. Jenkins, a well known
and prosperous planter of the Fork
Shoals section of the county, and his
15-yoar-old son, Clyde, came to tho
city Sunday morning and surrender
ed to the sheriff and tho chief of po
lice as tho parties responsible for the
death of little Irving Wrenn. The
police preferred charges of exceeding
the speed limit and reckless driving
against Clyde Jenkins and released
him on bail of $50. The county au
thorities will not take any action in
j the matter until after the coroner's
inquest into the death of the boy.
Driver Wanted to Stop.
Jenkins stated that he had his
wife, two daughters and son In the
machine at the time of tho accident.
The son was driving; tho car, and'
stated that he realized at the'time
that he had run over the child and
probably injured him fatally. When
questioned as to why ho did not stop
after seeing that he bad run over the
child, the boy stated that ho wanted
to, but the ladies in the car became
frightened and Insisted that they
keep going. Father and son both
appeared deeply penitent over the
tragic happening, and seemed to
realize that they had acted unwisely
in not stopping the car and lending
some assistance to the dying lad or
speaking some word of regret to the
heart-broken members of the family,
(Greenville .News,. 17th.)
Twelve citizens of Greenville left
their dally toll fora brief while yes
terday afternoon, and alter 'rearing
testimony at the coroner's inquest
Into the tragic death of little Irving
Wrenn, returned a verdict attribut
ing tho child's fato to "criminal
carelessness" on the part of David
H. Jenkins and his son, Clyde. Coro
ner Datson nt once Issued a warrant
for both father and son and turned
lt over to Sheriff Poole, who took
Jenkins and bis son into custody.
Counsel for the father and bis boy
will appear before Judge George E.
Prince, at Anderson, and institute
habeas corpus proceedings, with the
view of securing their release on
Westminster, Dec. 17.-Special:
Frank H. Shirley has been In Ander
son for the past few weeks. He bas
accepted a temporary position as
cashier in one of the banks there.
T. M. Elrod, of New Hope, spent
part of last week with his brother,
J. M. Droner is in Atlanta on bus
iness this week.
J. E. Marett and w. McClure, of
Fair Play, and Misses Anna and Pearl
Marett visited friends in Anderson
ono day last week.
S. M. Dickson and J. S. Carter
made a business trip to Atlanta Mon
v.r. and Mrs. Rutledge Zimmerman
visited friends and relatives in West
minster last. week.
VV. McClure, or Pair Play, made a
business trip to Gainesville Monday.
Rev. A. P. Marett was in Seneca
last Sunday. He assisted in the or
dination oi* tho new deacons for the
baptist church there.
Mr. Bryant, formerly of South Un
ion, has recently moved to Westmin
ster. We are glad to welcome Mr.
and Mrs. Bryant to our town.
Mrs. J. H. Carter and Misses Anna
and Pearl Marett are In Atlanta this
If you are troubled with chronic
constipation, tho mild and gentle ef
fect of Chamberlain's Tablets makes
them especially suited to your ense.
For salo by all dealers. adv.
ins Ogden Mills, of New York. His
son, Ogdon Mills Reid, ls president
of the Tribuno Association and man
aging editor of Tho Tribune. His
daitghter, Jean, ls tho wife of the
Hon. John Hubert Ward, equerry in
waiting to Queen Alexandra.
MATTERS OF NEWS AT SENECA.
Presbytery to Moot Next Monday
Social Calendar Filling Vp.
Seneca, Doc. 17.-Special: The
death of the six-months-old babe of
Mr. and Mrs.. J. G. Conter occurred
Saturday at their homo here. Some
weeks ago tho little one was severely
burned, which was tho cause of a se
vere Illness, resulting in death. Tho
burial services were conducted at
Mountain Vlow cemetery, whore the
little body wns laid to rest. The dis
tressed parents have tho sympathy of
This week-end will bring home a
large number of colloge students for
the holidays, and their coming is
anticipated with great pleasure by
their friends. The holidays promise
to give a full calendar tn social af
fairs, some of them, In fact, being al
ready heralded by delightful plans.
Miss Nellie Hines was called home
from Winthrop last Wednesday on
account of the critical Illness of her
grandfather, Gen. Jas. W. Moore. Wo
regret to chronicle the General's
continued serious condition and join
with many friends in -wishing an
Mrs. O. F. Bacon was called to
Marietta, Ga., last Saturday by the
sudden death -of her father, Norman
G. Glgnlillat. Mr. Giguilliat was a
brother of our townsman, G. W. Glg
nlillat. We extend sympathy to the
bereaved ones on account of tho sad
and unexpected dispensation.
Dr.-John G. L v, of Walhalla,
filled the pulpit ct tho Presbyterian
church hore last Sunday morning
and night, preaching two splendid
sermons. Dr. Law has many friends
In Seneca, who are always glad to
Mt BB Carrie Hunter spent the
past week-end in Greenville.
Miss Anna Hunter, of Anderson,
is visiting in the family of her bro
ther, w. S. Hunter.
The Gossipers held a delightful
meeting last Friday afternoon with
Misses Morrison, Reid and St ri bl lng.
"Forty-two" was played, and at tho
close of the game a salad course was
served by Mesdames W. S. Hunter
and J. W. Byrd.
Samuel Johnson, of Denver, ls
visiting his sister, Mrs, W. P. Reid.
Migs Holen Cary "Will loare - on
train No. 29 Tuesday morning for
Paris, Texas, where she will visit
Mr. and Mrs. Loy Cary for several'
R. K. Nimr.ions visited his home
folks on Keowee Sunday last.
On next Friday night a box party
will be held at the 'school audito
rium for tho benefit of tho school.
The affair will be a highly enjoyable
one, and wo bespeak a splendid at
tendance. Don't forgot the date'and
On Tuesday, afternoon at tho audi
torium Mrs. S. K. Dendy's music
class composing tho Music Club will
hold a public meeting. Recitations,
songs and piano numbers will com
pose Hie interesting program.
Mrs. J. R. Falls, of Central, hus
been visiting her daughter, Mrs. B.
O. Hopkins, having been called by
the Illness of B. O., Jr. Wo aro glad
to report the little follow better.
Miss Mary Willio Morrison, of
Clemson, visited her sister, Miss Mar
garet Morrison, the past week-end:
There will be. a called meeting of
Piedmont Presbytery in the Seneca
Presbyterian church next Monday
for the purpose of attending to Im
portant business before that body.
Only one more issue of The Cou
rier before Christmas! In tho mean
time there will be a rush and a push
to get the Christmas shopping done,
and in tills connection let us remem
ber the true spirit of the occasion,
not forgetting the Great Gift, Hie an
niversary of willoh we celebrate. We
heard a young man say lie "was not
going to give any Christmas pres
ents." Of course he meant Hie "mer
chandise in gifts" which ls ruthlessly
practiced now-a-days. He certainly
did not mean to forget on tills oc
casion of home-coming of loved
ones and friends, his saintly mother,
who bas already passed lier three
score and ton years. Dear boys,
don't forget motlier at this time!
"Merry Christmas" Trees.
We are requested to give notice of
Hie following holiday festivities:
There will bo a Christmas troo at
Pleasant Hill church Tuesday night,
December 24th. W. N. s.
There will be a Christmas tree at
Hopewell M. E. church on the night
of December 24th, 'beginning at 7
o'clock. There will bo short, Inter
esting exercises before Santa Claus
makes lils appearance. Tho public,
most cordially invited. A. J.
There will bo a Christmas treo at
Pleasant Rldgo church on December
25th at l o'clock p. m. Tho pu bl to
ls cordially invited. An interesting
program is being arranged, and a
nice timo ls anticipated.
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