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By STECK, SHELOR & SCHRODER. _WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARC tl 1, 1?!?._New geriet No. Ogg_Volume LXV1I_No. 0.
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then forget where lie put lt. He
getting lils home and getting n
to have the deed recorded, and n
Ho will investigate thorouglily
in and keep lils payments ni
among rubbish, whore it is liabl
fifty cents a year he can preven
safety boxes hi a fire-proof vau
WHEN YOU THI
Oliick Springs Involved.
Spartan burg, Feb. 26'.-Applicat
ion for tho appointment of a re
ceiver for the Chick Springs Com
pany and for the winding up of the
affairs of the corporation has been
made by C. B. Chapman, of Ashe
ville, as trustee for the holders of
the $100,000 first mortgage bonds
upon the plant of tho company, the
interest upon whicft, it is alleged,
was not paid when due on January
1. The complaint alleges that the
company is insolvent and ls not a
growing concern. Judge T. S. Sense
has signed on order requiring the
company to Show cause before Judge
Rice here on March 1 why a receiver
should not be appointed. J. Thos.
Arnold, of Greenville, is president of
the company. I
Made from Cream ofTarf ar
NO ALUM-NO PHOSPHATE
?very day. Our
3aded. Get our
w ready to buy
and Corn. Will
\uy for Cash. J*
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thought writing Iiis Will and .j.
will spend much time and money
good deed for it and then forget
hen he dies his wife can't And it, ^
the company he insures his lifo
) promptly, hut keep tho policy
o to be binned up or lost. For ^
t nil this hy renting one of our
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.J. FOlt CHEAM ROUTE. -J?
On Monday, March 6, a represen
tativo from the dairy division at
Clemson College -will be in Oconee
county to consider establishing a
cream route. The route will bo
placed in tho section where the
greatest number of cows are found
and where the largest proportion of
farmers want the route.
Farmers, if you are Interested in
this route, write me before March 6
and I will ask the representative to
visit your section.
Routes were established in Pick
ens, Anderson, Greenville and Spar
tanburg counties more than a year
ago and have proved to be profitable
to the farmers.
Eleven Oconee farmers are ship
ping cream and others will begin
this spring. One Oconee man says:
"No man can sell me fertilizer this
year. My cows solved that problem
We have too many people wanting
our help to wasto time whore people
are not interested. Write me at
once If intorested.
G. M. Barnett, County Agent.
Westminster, S. C.
Editor Keowee Courier: T asked
tho dalry division to send a man to
help mo with the cream route work,
as all of the adjoining counties have
two or more very successful routes,
and I feel that it will be a groat help
to tho farmers If established. Hughs,
Brandt, Harbort and Morton are
shipping cream from Walhalla.
Tho advantages of this line of
work in connection with farming
are: Ready market for all feed rais
ed on the farm; monthly pay check
GERMANS MAKE FEARFUL DRIVE
Against French Fortifications Before
Dispatches from the Western fronit
in the European war indiicnte con
siderable gains by the Gormans In
their fearful drive against the forti
fications protecting the Important
town of Verdun, which is thc center
of supply activities for tho French
forces engaged on tho Western front.
Several of the 20 or 25 fortiftcatlone
between the German entrenchments
and the great forts at Verdun have
been taken by the Gormans, who are
said to have between half a million
and 760,000 men massed on this
front. Accounts vary ns to the rela
tive sizes of the besieging armies
and those of tho French defending
the fortifications. The latter's
forces are estimated at between
350,000 and half a million. The
losses are the heaviest reported in
any battle of the war, both the Ger
maais and French admitting n terri
ble slaughter. The German dis
patches say that their losses, while
very grteat, aie not heavier than the
gains made ita territory taken and
losses inflicted on the enemy war
Dispatches this morning from the
French side indicate that the Ger
man drive has slackened in intensity,
from which the d?duction ls made
that search Is being made by the at
tackers for weaker spots in the de
fense, than they hlave so far attacks-1,
and that reinforcements aro being
brought up. The battle about Ver
dun is generally taken to be one
fraught with possibilities of a very
decisive nature, either as indicative
of the final succesb of the Germanic
forces, or the establishing of the fact
that the alJdes on tho West cannot be
permanently shaken from their de
fensive lines. Both Russia and Italy
have inaugurated offensive actions
designed to prevent the removal of
Austro-Gorman forces from those
quartette for assistance in the West
against tho French, or possibly to
develop such serious- proportions as
to cause the withdrawal of men en
gaged in tho West for Austro-Ger
mnn defensive work on the Albanian
and Russian war fronts.
The drive against Verdun1 has been
in progress for a week, and it seems
moro than probable t'hat another
week or ten days will bo required be
fore anything Uko a definite idea of
concrete results can be intelligently
Dispatches from Washington an
nounce that Germany has refused to
accede to the United States' demand
that trans-Atlantic liners, whether
armed for defense or remaining un
armed, bo warned by the German
and Anstrian naval forces before be
ing torpedoed. These powers AV!ll,
they assure our government, seek to
ascertain which ships are armed for
defense, but no armed passenger ship
or freighter will be warned of attack
unless advantageous ito the Germanic
allies to do so, -while no assurance
can be given of safety even to un
armed merchantmen willie some of
the liners go armed. The situation
as between our government and Ger
many is sortions, birt President Wil
son still 'hopes for an early and sat
isfactory settlement of all questions
without the unpleasantness of the
severing of diplomatic relations.
instead of all In fall; skimmed milk
to make cheap pork; keeping land
fertile by ro'tunn?ng manure (?t'he
best of all fertilizers).
Yours very truly,
G. M. 'Barnett,
$100.00 REWARD! A Reward of
one hundred ($100.00) for informa
tion and proof to conviot any so
called oculist, optician or spectacle
peddler who claims to bo our agent,
except authorized members of our
firm. This to protect our friends os
well as ourselves. THE GLOBE OP
TICAL COMPANY, Greenville, S. C.
If You Wai
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STEAMER SUNK RY MINE.
Many Lives IiOSt-Rosene Steamer
is Also Sunk.
Dover, Eng., Eob. 27.-Thc pas
senger steamship M aloja, a 12,431
ton vessel, belonging to the Penin
sula anti Oriental Line, struck a mine
and sank within half an hour two
milos off Dover to-day. More than
4 0 persons woro drowned or killed.
Tho Maloja left. Tilbury yesterday
from Bombay with mails, 119 pas
sengers of all classes aboard and a
crew numbering about 200, most of
them Lascare. Other passengers
were to board the ship at Marseilles.
Tho steamer was opposite Shake
speare Cliff when an explosion shook
her from end to end. She listed im
mediately tu port. 'High seas were
running and the captain tried to run
her aground, but the engine room
was swamped and the ship became
The plight of the vessel was ob
served and dozens of cratf went at
full speed to her rescue. One of
them, tho British tanker EmprosB of
Fort William, of 2,181 tons, struck
anotiher mine and sank nearby.
Aboard the Maloja everything pos
sible was done to get the passengers
and erew off. All the boats had al
ready boen swung out before she
struck, as a precaution against the
accident, and all those aboard had
sufficient time to put on lifebelts, in
structions in the use of which had
been given the previous evening.
Boat after boat and a number of
rafts were sent away, but several
persons leaped Into tho water and
?were picked up by the surrounding
craft. It was at first thought all
'had been saved, but later bodies
were washed ashore, and their num
ber was gradually added to during
the day. -
Owing to the fact that Dover is
under strict military law it was pos
sible to obtain only details from
those rescued. The^captain said the
passengere and crew behaved splen
The passengers wore for the most
part British officials In the Indian
service, the most prominent being
Judge Oldfield, of tho Indian High
Co\irt. Only one of the crew of the
steamer was drowned.
Up to midnight the bodies lamded
from tho Maloja included 18 men,
ll women, 4 children, In addition to
ll Lascars. Among the dead is
Mrs. McLeod, -wllfe of Gen. McLeod.
Dutch Steamer Also Stuik.
Flushing, Hollau'd, Fob. 27.-The
mail steamer Mecklenburg, of the
Zeeland Line, struck a mine while
on a voyage from Tilbury to Flush
ing and was lost. Officials of the
line state that the passengers and
crew and the malls were saved.
Loss of Ufe Heavy.
London, Feb. 28.-Tho Times es
timates the Molo ja dead at 148, of
wthom 117 were Lascars.
Also a Swede.
London, Fob. 28.-The steamship
Birgit has been sunk. Seventeen
survivors have been landed.
There are three small steamers of
the name Birgit, according to ship
ping records, two Swedish ?md one
Norwogian. The largest of the three
is 220 feet long aavd 1,117 gross ton
nage. This vessel files the Swedish
Dynamite Demolishes Dwelling.
Johnston, S. C., Feb. 27.-An ex
plosion occurred a few miles from
town Friday night at 8 o'clock In the
homo of Little Mike Herlong. In
an adjoining room from where the
family were sleeping had been placed
17 sticks of dynamite aad 72 caps.
A short wrhile after the family re
tired the explosion took place, de
molishing the house that was a 3
room cottage, making it uninhabit
able. The ramify escaped unhurt.
Mr. Herlong cannot tell how the ex
plosion occurred, os t'here was no one
occupying the room Uni which the dy
namite had been placed.
it Goods at
Westminster, S. C
?mwnaMMii II.mi rn iiiwi-iiwuiini ? III
BABY AV KKK AT SENECA.
Dr. Hines Will Address Mothers
Mooting To-Morrow, March 2.
Seneca, Fob. 29.-Special: Ono of
tho developments of the profound
and growing int .went in the welfare
of babies during the past few year?
is the "Blaby Week." The baby
week campaigns, which have been
held in many cities aro primarily ed
ucational; theta' purpose Is two
fold: Ernst, to give to the parents
of tho community the opportunity of
learning the facts with regard to tho
care of their babies; second, to
make known to tho community the
importance of Its babies, the special
facts relating to tho babies of the
community, and need of permanent
work for their welfare.
Health authorities unite In saying
that public interest is now needed to
put into operation methods foe in
fant welfare which aro well ascer
tained and testod. Tho observance
of "Baby Week" is an expedient for
securing attention to the facts about
tho needs of babies which are well
known by scientific authorities, and
which, if popularized, will greatly
reduce the loss of Infant life through
out the country.
Tho plan for the nation-wide
"Baby Week" was proposed by the
General Federation of Women's
Clubs, and with the co-operation of
the Child's Bureau o? the U. S. De
partment of Labor, State Board' of
Health and other voluntary agencies
the success of this movement is as
Seneca will take part in the na
tion-wide Baby Week campaign. The
program for the week will he on a
simple scale, for plans are being
made for a ohlild-welfare conference
to be held during tho chautauqua
next summer and nt the same time
to have a child-welfare exhibit; for
it is believed that a conference hold
at that time can be moro successfully
conducted and moro far-reaching
than at tho present.
On Thursday afternoon, March 2,
at 4 o'clock a mothers' meeting will
be held in the school auditorium.
All tho ladles of tho community are
cordially invited to attend. The
principal address of tho afternoon
will bo delivered by Dr. E. A. Hines.
It ls earnostly hoped that every mo
ther in tho community will take ad
vantage of the opportunity to hear
this splendid address, for Dr. Hines
has made a special study of in Hants
and children, and being a physician
of wide experience, will have much
to say that mothers cannot afford
to misa. Several other short talks
will be made, followed by a general
discussion, and a short musical pro
The other features of the week's
campaign will bo appropriate ser
mons by the local pastors on Sunday,
and special exorcises bearing on the
subject will be conducted by tho
teachers In the public school. The
county papers will bo asked to co
operate by printing articles on tho
Austrians Again at Dnrazzo.
Vienna, Feb. 28.-Austo-dlunga
rian troops occupied tho Albanian
port of Durasse thia morning, ac
cording to an ofllcial announcement
issued at tho Austrian war depart
Served Its Purpose.
Rome, Feb. 28.-Evacuation of
Durazzo, Albania, is said by tho Ital
ian press to have been 1n accordance
with plans long prepared. It hos
served Its purpose as base for rescu
ing tho remainder of the Serbian
army. Italian military efforts on
that side of the Adriatic, it ls de
clared, will now bo directed to safe
guarding Avlona, 80 miles south of
Durazzo, which has an important
Oconee Lady charmingly Entertained
Asheville, N. C., Feb. 27.-Mrs.
Samuel P. Bryce, of No. 13 Park ave
nue, this city, charmingly entertained
the younger set on last Wednesday
evening In honor of her sister, Miss
Winona Coxe, of Oconee, who 1B on
an extended visit among friends and
relatives here. The rooms were beau
tifully decorated in pink carnations
and ferns. Auction bridge <was
played with great zest and enthusi
asm. Tho game proved unusually in
teresting and absorbing. The close
lng of delicious refresh monte. Mrs.
of -the game wa? marked by the serv
MO I ll i ;lt AND DAUGHTER DEAD.
Mrs. A lot h hi Beatty, A god 02 Yours,
Mrs. Rebecca Fricks, A geo t?rs.
Mrs. A lethia; Beatty, widow of tho
Into Ohas. W. Beatty, died at hor
homo nour "Walhalla last Thursday
morning at 1.30 o'clock. Sho had
been seriously Bick for about a week,
and the announcetnvouv of her death
was momentarily expected for seve
ral day?, beforo the end caine. Mrs.
Beatty was stricken with pneumonia
about two weeks before her death.
Tho deceased whs 02 years of age,
and was a daughter of Mrs. Rebecca
Fricks, who wo? probably the oldest
lady In Oconeo, sim having celebrat
ed ber 5)4th birthday ira June of last
year. Mrs. Beatty's husband died
about 22 years ago. Sho was a
splendid woman, a devout Christian
and a consistent mean ber of the
Methodist church, with which she
had boeill Identified1 for many years.
Her death will be deeply regretted
wherever Biro woe known, and there
are many who will sorrow at tho
passing of a staunch friend.
Mrs. Beatty I? survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Ona Cummings, of
Washington, D. C.; Mrs. C. Fred
Brown, of Walhalla, and Mm. James
Angel, of Atlanta?, Ga. Two stators
and four brothers also survive her,
these being Mm, R. F. Kaufmann, of
Walhalla; MTS. John Schl?ter, ot
Washington, D. C.; and Mesare.
Virgil Fricks, Holenu, Mont.; C. C.
Fricks, Stone Mountain? Ga.; J. L.
O. Fricks, of Walhalla, and M. M.
Fricks, of Lakoviow, Mont. Mrs.
Angel reached th? old homo etovoraJ
days before her mother's death, and
Mrs. Cummings arrived in time for
Tho interment took place at Bethel
Presbyterian cemetery, the body be
ing laid to rest In a grave bosido
tliat of liter husband. Funeral eor
vices were conducted at the homo
Friday at 1 o'clock, Rev. J. L.
Stokes, of tho Methodist church, and
Rev. W. B. Aull, of tho Lutheran
church, conducting the services.
Mrs. Rebecca Fricks, Aged 95,
mother of Mrs. Beatty, died at the
home on Frtiduy afternoon at 1.30
o'clock, only about 20 minutes af tor
the funeral procession of her daugh
ter had left MS? ?heine ror Bothel.
Mrs. Fricks was in her 95th year,
she -having been born 1n June, 1821.
She was tho widow of the late Jo
seph Fricks, lier death was due to
pneumonia and paralysis.
Mrs. Fricks whs tho last survivor
of tho family of the lato Hughey
and Eve Ivestor, tho latter having
died In 1895 at the ago of 99 years,
lier husband, Joseph Fricks, died
about 32 yearn ago. Mrs. Fricks was
a "Confederate 'Mother," she having
had one son, William Fricks, who
served in the War Between) the
State?. He was killed In battle.
The deceased ?was a consecrated
Christian and a devoted member of
the Baptist church, with which abo
identified herself in early life. Her
long sojoiirn here upon earth was
marked by deeds of kindness and
good works. She was truly a Mo
ther la Israel, and there are many
wno will mourn tho passing of this
Mi-S. Fricks te survived by two
daughters and four sons, their names
having been given above as sisters
and brothers of Mrs. Beatty.
Funeral services were conducted
at the home on) Saturday aftornoon,
at 2 o'clock, after which tho body
was brought to Walhalla, and at
3.30 o'clock, ira tho presence of a
large number of worrowing relatives
and friends, was tenderly lowored to
its last resting place in the Baptist
cemetery, by tue side of the late
Jos. Fricks. Funeral services and
those nt the gravo were conducted
by Rev. T. L. Smith, pastor of the
Walhalla Baptist church.
To the bereaved ones the sympa
thy of many friends goes out in the
hour of deep a mk tl on.
Russian Steamer Sunk.
London, Feb. 28.-The Russian
steamer tPatetoenga ?as been eualW.
Fifteen of (those aboard were saved.
The PatShenga was the German
steamer Erik L&rston, and was oap?
tu red by the Russians early tn *he
P. O. Bobo presided ot tho piano,
rendering several beautiful selec