Search America's historic newspapers pages from - or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress. Learn more
title: 'Keowee courier. (Pickens Court House, S.C.) 1849-current, January 22, 1913, Image 2',
meta: 'News about Chronicling America - RSS Feed',
Image provided by: University of South Carolina; Columbia, SC
All ways to connect
Inspector General |
External Link Disclaimer |
8. C. UNIVERSITY 108 YEA RH.
Founders' Day Wa? Fittingly Cele
brated in Columbia Thursday.
Columbia, Jan. 16.-"Founders'
Day" at the University of South Car
olina closed brilliantly to-night with
tho address of Charles Francis
Adams, of Massachusetts, in which
lie reviewed his fifty years of experi
ence In a public career and gave his
estimate of mea and movements In
One of 'the most effective incidents
of the celebration was tho presenta
Hon to Mr. Adams, at tho close of his
address, of a floral emblem by the
M. C. lintier and Wade Hampton
chapters of the Daughters of tho
Confederacy. Tho presentation, on
the platform, was made by James
Simons, of Charleston. In beautiful
ly chosen words be dwelt on Mr.
Adams's services in behalf of the
whole country, saying that no man
has done so much to restoro good
feeling between the North and South.
10H Years Old.
A hundred and eight years ago the
doors of this ancient institution were
opened to the youth, of the State. The
college grew out of the message of
Governor John Drayton, on Novem
ber 23, 1 80 I. He . ailed for an irsti
tiition "not. prompted hy local views
or party prejudices, hut springing
from the united voice of an ellghten
ed Legislature; projected as a rally
ing point of union, friendship and
learning for the youth from all parts
of the State. May the kindest favor
ot' Heaven smile on this national un
dertaking, may no envious opposition
disturb its progress ami may the
?.hanks of a great people remain with
. ll those who have been or shall be
instrumental in establishing ami sup
porting this institution, equally hon
orable to their heads and their
Beginning with thirty students in
lS0f>, tho enrollment of the Univer
sity the present year will exceed :*>00.
The Influence ol' the University is
felt throughout all parts of the
State, rendering service to the peo
ple, in building good roads, in better
ment of the common schools and pro
moting public health and sanitation
and the work for the enrichment of
rural life. By extension lectures and
practical bulletins the University is
Identifying itself with the every-day
life of the people. All of these pur
poses of the founders come up for
review on this historic date.
At a meeting of the alumni at 1!
o'clock officers wert- elected for the
year. They are: Edwin R. Lucas,
of Walhalla, president; H. N. Ed
munds, Columbia, vico president; A.
C. Viooro, Columbia, secretary and
treasurer. Tho new advisory hoard
consists of the following: W. W.
Ball. Colnn.Ma; 1?. A. Wilcox, Flor
ence; \V. H. A y cock, Columbia;
Christie Benet, Columbia; R. M. Ki
Benth of Mrs. X. E. Carter.
M; tison, Jan. 18.-Special: De
parted this life on January 12, 1913,
Mrs. Rozibelle Carter, wife of N. F.
Carter, a daughter of Nick Rholet
1er. She leaves a small son and her
husband to mourn their great lo^s;
a loving father and mother, one sis
ter and two brothers. Mrs. Carter
was a favorite with all who knew her
and it is hard to give her up.
'Tis hard to break the tender cords
When love has bound the heart;
'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the
"Wo must, forever part."
But again we hope to meet her
When the day of life is fled,
And in heaven with Joy to greet her,
Where no farewell tears are shed.
To her dear ones we would say,
weep not for her, though gone.
While her body rests in the cemerery
at Damascus awaiting the resurrec
tion, her spirit is safe with the an
gels at home.
She was a member of Unity Baptist
church for some years and was still
in the bloom of life, being but 2f>
years old. 'Tis sad when ono so
young is taken from our midst, but
"Our Father's will be done."
StripiH-d of His Possessions.
Si. Petersburg, Jan. 10.-Because
he married a woman in private Ufo
against the will of the Emperor, the
Grand Duke Michael, brother of Em
l>eror Nicholas, was to-day removed
from his lofty rank In the army and
forced to turn ove?' his property and
affairs to a guar lian.
The Imperial manifesto specifically
relieves the Grand Duke of bi? duties
as commander of tho chevalier
guards and establishes a guardian
ship over his person, proj>erty and
affairs under 4he supreme direction
of the Emperor, while the adminis
tration of his estate ls transferred to
o, department of tho Imperial Court.
Tho manifesto also removes the
Grand Duke from his position-as re
gent-designate during tho minority
of the Imperial Crown Prince in case
of tho death of the present Emi>eror.
HON. A. C. JONES TAKES LIFE.
No Cause Known for Act Except Hi
Spartanburg, Jan. 15.-Telling bin
wiro that ho waa going to the wood
houso for some fuel, A. C. Jones, a
traveling salesman, formerly a can
didate for Governor of South Caro
lina, and one of the most widely
known men in the State, went to a
little out-bouse In the back yard of
lils homo on Converse Heights, this
morning at 10 o'clock and shot, and
Instantly killed himself. An inves
tigation was at once held, but the
officials were convinced that lt was a
clear case of suicide, and heneo no In
quest was held.
Mr. Jones had been in ill health
for about two weeks. He was a suf
ferer from a severe attack of grip,
but this morning was much improved
and had planned to come up street.
But at 10 o'clock he went alone to
the little wood house and fired one
shot from a 38-calIbre pistol. The
ball took effect in the right temple
and death resulted instantly. There
wen? no eye-witnesses to the tragedy,
but several persons heard tho shot.
They hurried to the scene, but Mr.
Jones never spoke after the shot.
The Jones home is situated on Ma
ple street, which runs parallel to East
Main street. The little wood house
is about one-half a block from East
Main street, and about twenty yards
from tho back door of the house. li
was a narrow little shed, and Mr.
Jones, after shooting the fatal shot,
fell ha? Ix ward and his head rested on
tho door sill. The ?.istol was found
near his feet, where he had dropped
it while standing up before he fell
Dr. J. K. Edwards, who lives n<3dr
il y, was at one?? summoned, and when
he arrived a few minutes after the
shot was Hied. Mr. Jones was dead.
Dr. Edwards stated that Mr. Jones
had been sick for two weeks, and was
despondent at times. He recently
changed his business connections, but
it ls not thought that this had any
thing to do with bis despondency,
and that lt was rather the result of
ill health. He was unquestionably
temporarily deranged at the time he
fired the fatal shot. Ile left no note
or message to his family.
Well Known Over State.
A. C. Jones was well known all
over South Carolina. He was a na
tive of Laurens county, but went to
Newberry in his early manhood, en
tering the mercantile business, and
was at one time proprietor of the
Newberry Herald and News. For a
long time, however, Mr. Jones had
been a traveling salesman. He was
prominent in T. P. A. circles, and
was a Mason, Royal Arch Mason,
Knight Templar, Shriller and Pyth
Mr. Jones married Miss Lula Gren
eker, of Newberry, who, with three
children, survives him. He ls also
survived by ono brother. Will Jones,
of Birmingham, and a sister. Miss
lula Jones, tho latter being well
known in Walhalla, having taught in
the Walhalla Graded Schools.
The body was taken to Newberry
Thursday afternoon, and funeral ser
vices were held at Avelelgh church,
conducted by Kev. Mr. Kerr, the in
terment being at Rosemont cemetery.
The following were the pall bear
ers: Honorary-Dr. W. E. Pelham,
Sr., W. A. McSwaln, W. E. Ewart, Dr.
E. C. Jones Dr. O. B. Mayer, R. D.
Smith, Dr. J. K. Gilder, Dr. J. M.
Kibler. Active-I. H. Hunt, J. N.
McCaughrln, P. E. Scott, Haskell
Wright, Robert McC. Holmes, J. Y.
Mc Fall, John B. Mayes, Dr. F. D.
Wanted to Buy Typo.
Horo's one about an American prin
ter whoso vicissitudes took him
across tho ocean last year and landed
him In tho town of London. The
printer is back in Cleveland now, and
he told us tho story himself, says the
This prlntoi bethough himself of
starting u little paper in the heart of
England. So he rented a little build
ing and then went to purchase his
typo and presses. For tho type he
stopped at a type founders' place and
explained his needs.
"I wain some type,'' he said.
"Wo don't sell tyj>e here," answer
ed tho clerk, blandly. "You might
get lt at the drajier's shop, over the
"How should I get type at a dra
"How should you get lt anywhere
else, may I ask, think you, slr?"
"Well, in my country tvne is sold
at a tyi>o founder's, not at a dry
goods . tore."
"Aow? Did y' wish toype, slr? 1
thought you wished typo, such as
they have In typo measures and type
worms. You didn't wish typo to bind
on tho edge of frocks, but toype to
print a paper with? Step this wye,
thonk you, sir."
You cannot get through tho world
hy hanging un io somebody else's
?KATH OF KICV. O. lt. F008KK.
Died at Home of His Daughter Last
(The State, 17th. )
Rev. George H. Pooser, for the
past '.iii yearn a member of the South
Carolina Methodist Conference, died
yesterday morning at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. A. T. Moore, at
Ridgeway. The body was brought to
Columbia last night. Tho funeral
will be held at the Main Street Meth
odist church at 3.30 o'clock this af
ternoon and the interment will be In
Kl in wood cemetery.
Mr. Pooser was 75 years of af.e
and was a resident of Eau Claire.
His death was a shock to his friends.
His immediate family surviving
him consists of his widow, two sons,
George Pooser and W. S. Pooser; two
daughters. Mamie and Edith Pooser,
all of whom are residents of Colum
bia; also three other daughters, Mrs.
A. T. Moore, of Ridgeway; Mrs. Fos
ter Speer, of .Jefferson, and Mrs. Geo.
Whilden, of Chappells.
NO, YOU CAN'T SHIP RADIES
Hy Parcels Post-Bees and Hugs
Washington, Jan. 16.--The mail
ing of babies by parcels post is a real
infant, industry which Postmaster
General Hitchcock is asked to foster.
in the circumstances of his bache
lorhood, Mr. Hitchcock has consider
ed seriously the calling into consul
tai ion of experts in the transporta
tion of babies, as a letter which he
received to-day presents to him a
problem wit li which he is quite un
familiar. To add to his embarrass
ment the letter contains a note of
genuine pathos which appeals strong
ly to the postmaster general. This
is a letter identically as it was
phrased and punctuated:
"Ft. McPherson Ga.
"Washington D. C.
"Sir I have been corresponding
with a party in pa about getting a
baby to nils (our homo being with
out one) May I ask you what specifi
cations to use in wrapping so it
(baby) would comply with regula
tions and be allowed shipment by
parcel post as the express co are to
rough in handling, yours--'
The name signed to the letter ls
withheld at the request of Mr. Hitch
As babies, in the opinion of the
postmaster general, do not fall within
the category of bees and bugs, the
only living things that may be trans
ported by mail, he is apprehensive he
may not be of assistance to his cor
Hack to 1846 Ta ri if.
Kansas City, Jan. 16.-"We must
go back to the tariff of IS 16 for a
solution of our tariff problem," said
Vice President-elect Marshall here
to-day on his way to Arizona."We've
got to get back to the time when the
people of the country had equal op
portunities; back to the time when
there was old-fashioned competition,
old-fashioned rewards of comforta
ble living and tranquil old age for
"If I know Mr. Wilson and old
fashioned Democracy they propose
to go back to first principles. We pro
pose first to go back to a constitu
tional tariff. The tariff has corrupt
ed fhls country more than anything
else. It has corrupted good men and
made bad men worse.
"I don't care how good a man ls,
give him a tariff favor at the ex
pense of his neighbor and you
weaken his moral fiber. In a little
while he can see no wrong in buying
a franchise from a city council."
One hundred and eighty million
dollars is paid out each year to pen
sioners in the United States.
Nothing can make tho winter
shorter than a ninety-day promissory
Farm and Garden.
Our New Descriptive C atalog
is fully up-to-date, giving descrip
tions and full information about
the best and most profitable
seeds to grow, lt tells all about
Grasses and Clovers,
Seed Potatoes, Seed Oats,
Cow Peas, Soja Bears,
The Best Seed Corns
and all other
Farm and Garden Seeds.
Wood's Seed Catalog has
long been recognized as a stan
dard authority on Seeds.
Mailed on request; write for it
T. W. WOOD fr SONS,
SEXDSMEN, RICHMOND, VA.
TRIBUTE TO C. E. O. MITCHELL.
AN He Was Regarded by One Who
Knew Him .?ell.
Editor Keowee Courier: The wri
ter was greatly grieved to read the
announcement that C. E. O. Mitchell
was dead. I am quite suro that
Westminster in particular, and all of
Oconee county, has suffered a dis
tinct and heavy loss in this tho pass
ing away of one of ber most devoted
and public-spirited citizens, than
whom no more useful and helpful
citizen eve?* lived in tho county.
It was my pleasure to be associ
ated in business with Mr. Mitchell
for a number of years, and in this
way we became quito intimate, and
the longer we were in business to
gether the more magnetism he dis
played. Being of a quiet and retired
disposition, no one would realize his
true worth on meeting him, but long
before our business was dissolved his
noble, high-toned, honorable and lov
able life showed up with resplendeut
C. E. O. Mitchell has passed to the
great beyond, but his life and char
acter will for a long timo be an in
spiration and an example for good
to those who were so fortunate as to
be associated with him.
In writing the above I realize that
my pen is too feeble to comment ad
equately on such a character as was
his. W. A. Strother.
Walhalla. Jan. 10, 1913.
NO LOOKING RACK IN WALHALLA
Now Evidence Constantly Being
Siiico tho long succession of Wal
halla reports were first published In
the local press there has been no
looking back. Walhalla evidence
continues to pour in. and-better still
-those whose reports were llrst pub
lished many years ago. verity all they
said in a mose hearty and unmistak
able way. Read the experience of
Mrs. J. B. Uamby, Faculty Hill.
Walhalla, S. C., says: "I ara glad to
confirm the testimonial I gave in
1!?<is in praise of Donn's Kidney
Pills. For several years I was in
poor health and v/as annoyed by
pains throughout my body. I had
headaches and my kidneys failed to
do their work as they should. Being
advised to try Doan's Kidney Pills, I
got a box at Dr. Bell's drug store,
and they drove away my trouble. 1
have no hesitation whatever in rec
ommending this remedy."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name-Doan's
and tako no other. adv.
The Harnessing of Tallulah Falls.
The development of Tallulah Falls
by the Georgia Railway and Power
Company is going to rank as one of
the great engineering feats of the
age, according to the belief of dis
tinguished engineers who have re
cently viewed the site.
In the development of the falls
the natural beauty of the surround
ings will not be marred, says a dis
patch sent out from Atlanta. The
magnificent scenic effects will be en
hanced rather than disfigured.
With the development of tho falls,
power, light and heaL will bo carried
to thousands of communities, many
of which have not had any power or
The height of the>dam ls 115 feet;
the legnth is 380 feet, while the base
is approximately 100 feet. The
length of the tunnel through which
the Tallulah River is to AW is
6,663 feet, and this is the really re
markable feature of the develop
ment, as nearly every fojt of the way
Is hewn thorugh the soild rock. The
lake, seven miles f-om thc power
house, will hold 1,205,000,000 cubic
feet of water.
Ironing Done With Feet.
One of the most curious sights
which I beheld in Cairo, writes a cor
respondent of the Wide World was
men ironing with their feet. They
had not been mixing their drinks; it
is simply a custom of the country.
These men were employed in the na
tive tailoring establishments. Except
for a long iron handle the irons were
phaped like Ithe ordinary flatiron,
only larger. A solid block of wood
rested on the top of the iron, and on
this the men placed one foot, guiding
the Iron in the direction desired, by
means of the handle. For the sake
of convenience the ironing boards
were raised only a few inches, and
however strange the method may
seem to our ideas, it certainly does
the work well and expeditiously.
Dying Man Bars Rockefeller Money.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 16.-If the
Christian church accepts any assist
ance from John D. Rockefeller per
sonally, or from the Rockefeller edu
cational foundation, lt will forfeit a
bequest of $75,00?) left tho univer
sity extension work, according to the
will of the late Thoa. W. Phillips, of
New Castle, P.a., which was flied here
for probate to-day. The decedent
owned property in IJOA Angeles
county. By tho terms of the will
$75,000 is bequeathed to tho Okla
homa Christian University for a Bible
I chair fynd, upon the condition that
1 no one ocenpy th** chair who ls not r.
j believer in the divinity of Jesus
ONE-WAY SPRING COLONIST TICKETS ON SALE
DAILY MARCH 15 TO APRIL 1?, 11)13, to points in
Western Montana? Idaho, Washington, Oregon, British
BOUND-TRIP 11 OM ES EE K ERS' TICKETS'ON SALE
1st and 3d TUESDAYS EACH MONTH to many points
in Hie Northwest United States and Canada. Long limit
Travel on tho
Northern Pacific Ry
and connecting lines, ho
MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA, MONTANA, IDAHO,
WASHINGTON, OREGON, or to MANITOBA, SAS
KATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Will s .'ntl free illustrated literature about the North
west United States and full information about North
ern Pacific rates of fare and service promptly upon re
quest. It costs you nothing. Write to-day.
W. W. NEAL, Traveling Pass'r Agent, 1? No. Pryor St., Atlanta, Ga.
J. C. EATON, Traveling Imniig. Agt., 40 E. 4th St., Cincinnati, O.
I SUPPLIES ll
Ribbons - Paper - Carbons
We can supply all Demands in Typewriter Papers
Bonds, Heavy, Light and Feather Weight-any size, any
High quality Carbon Paper always in stock.
We represent locally a Standard Typewriter Ribbon
Sales House. Best Silk Ribbons 75c. Fresh .Ribbons for all
machines with but little delay.
Orders for Supplies Handled Promptly.
WALHALLA, S. C.
Ssl 9 H KP ^j^r" HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID
Bri Wm Bilk FOR RAW FURS AND HIDES
^?mmW I llw tr JOI on Commission. Write for price
T ^mmW T ^m*^ ||?t mentioning this ad.
JOHN WHITE & CO. SSZSZZ.
Andrew Ii -wis Home Burned.
(Anderson Mail, 17th.)
The Andrew Lewis old home, on
the road to Clemson College from
Cherry's station, was destroyed by
fire Thursday. This was one of the
old-time houses of the county, and
was at one time a mansion, lt was
unoccupied, but in it was stored
much furniture, etc., belonging to
i\e Lewis family, all of which .was
destroyed. It is understood that
there was some insurance on the
dwelling and its contents.
Among tho articles stored In the
old house and destroyed was an old
clock, which tho family had refused
$600 for some time ago. There was
also much other valuable old furni
ture and antiques. It is not known
how the fire originated.
Negro Arrested in Richmond.
An Oconeo Marriage.
Anderson, Jan. 16.-Cowan Clink
scales, a negro wanted in this county
for murder, his victim being anothor
negro, was arrested In Richmond,
Va., to-day. Deputy Adams left for
Virginia this afternoon to bring him
back for trial. The homicide occur
red near Starr last fall and Clink
scales made his escape.
(Plckens Sentinel, 16th.)
On the 12th day of January, 1913,
at the home of the officiating minis
ter, Rev. C. R. Abercrombie, near
Salem, Arthur Garrett and Miss Kate
Sheppard were happily married. Mr.
Garrott is a son of D. E. Garrett, of
Plckens county, and Miss Sheppard is
the youngest daughter of D. O. Shep
pard, of Oconeo county.
The couple went to the bride's
home immediately after the cere
mony. They were accompanied to
the home of the groom on the 13th
by John Baker and Miss Lillie Lay,
Clazener Abercrombie and Miss Ma
mie Lay, and Hosea Abercrombie, all
of Oconee. ' They arrived at the home
of the groom early In the afternoon,
where a number of friends and rela
tives had gathered to extend congrat
ulations qnd best wishes. They will
remain in Plckens county for a few
When ?he bowels feel uncomforta
ble and you miss the exhilarating
feeling thal always follows a copious
morning operation a dote of Dr. M.
A. Simmons' Liver Medicine will set
matters right. You get the results
promptly and feel fine, vigorous and
cheerful. Price 26c. per package.
Sold at Bell's drug store. adv.
WOMEN TAKE NOTICE !
A man cannot understand the torture and suffering many women endure
uncomplainingly. If the majority of men suffered as much pain and endured with
patience the weakening sicknesses that most women do, they would ask for
Immediate sympathy and look for a quiok cure.
Many women have been saved from a life of misery and suffering by turning
to the right remedy-Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription-a remedy which is safo
to take beoause containing no narcotics, alcohol or injurious ingredients. It is an
alterative extraot of roots, made with pure glycerin, and first given to the publia
by that famous specialist in the diseases of women-Dr. R. V. Pierce, of tho
Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute of Buffalo, N. Y.
MRS. LIZZIR M. I?KBSWEiMF.n* of Lincoln, Neb., 529 "C St.,
says: "I sond a testimonial with much pleas' ro so that some
sufTorlng woman may know tho true worth ot your romodlcs.
I was a groat sufforor froin fomalo troubles but after taking
ono lK)ttlo of Dr. Plorco's Favorite Prescription, which a
friend advised m? to take, I found myself very much Im
proved. After taking three moro bottles, ana using two
boxea of Dr. Plertu s Lotion Tablets, I found mysolf on tho
road to recovery. I was In poor health for five years but
now I am curod.
"I hopo all womon sufT?rhig from fomalo weakness will
glvo Dr. Plorco's Favorito Proscription a fair trial.
Doctor Pierce's Pleasant Pellets regulate and invigorate
NBS. HKSSBKIMKB* stomach, liver and bowels. Sugar-coated, tiny granules.