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_ WAMIAT.T.A, SOUTH < AKQIJVA, WEl)NEfftAY, A1 ?BIL ff, 1 (H?
New Sortea No. 0JI7.-Volume IiXVII_No. n.
Corn, Oats, Corn Meal, Seed
Oats, Spring Barley, Hay, Shorts
and Bran, at prices that will sell
Best patent Flour, per barrel
$6.25. Good, bright, 7 per cent
Cotton Seed Meal at $34.00 per
ton, $1.75 per sack.
C. W. ?? J. E. BAUKNIGHT.
J> 1 It Pays to Buy for Cash. *a*
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last week was probably the greatest day li? Oconee's history.
The children of the county are learn lng that when they do any?
tiling TO DO IT WEI/ii. When you instill in tlie mind of a .j.
child timt when they do anything TO DO THEIR VERY
BEST yow have accomplished "n great deni. Th?y?a.8o?eani that (f
hi v.competition no half-hearted attempt will win.
It is s o in life. When you enter the coronet ii iou for a liv
ing you have to do your liest to win a good living. A bank ac
count is possibly the greatest single help you cnn have. All of
us need all the help we can get.
Try Hanking with us this year.
WHEN YOU THINK OF RANKING
THINK OF THE
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Fatal Automobile Wreck.
Tampa, Fla., April 2.-Valerie
Phillips, dead, and Charles Bush, fa
tally injured, with five others suffer
ing more or less serious injuries, is
the toll of an automobile wreck at
Florida avenue, four miles from the
business section of the city. The car,
going at a high rate of speed, revers
ed its direction in the road and
turned completely over, pinning the
The party was returning from a
road house, and the tragedy was
made the basis of a lecture this after
noon at the tabernacle by Rev. Henry
W. Slough, the evangelist, who is
conducting a series of meetings'here.
Meeting Country Union.
The Oconee County Farmers' Un
ion will meet with Coneross Local,
at Coneross church, on Saturday,
April 15th, at ll o'clock a. m. All
locals are requested to send full dele
gations, ns business of importance
will be before the body.
T. Y. Chalmers, President.
M. N. Smith, Secretary.
England, Germany and
on one thing, if on no other. They all prohibit
the sale of alum baking powders.
There must be a good reason for this.
It is because alum was found to be un
Royal Baking Powder is made of cream
of tartar, derived from grapes, a natural
food product, and contains no alum nor
other questionable ingredients.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.
SENECA ENJOYED FIELD |>AY.
Mrs. Cleveland's Sight Slay Yet He
Seneca, April 3.-Special: Mrs.
W. P. Reid left on Monday for Beau
fort, where s>he will visit for a month
her daughter, Mrs. L. D. Wyly. She
will return by way of Charleston,-,
where she will attend the State Sun
day School Convention.
Seneca will bo well represented at
the Township Sunday School Conven
tion to be held at the Richland Pres
byterian church next Wednesday.
Rev. W. H. Mills, of Clemson Col
lege, addressed the Presbyterian con
gregation on Sunday night last.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Lowry and chil
dren and W. J. Holloway and daugh
ter spent a short while lu Walhalla
Sunday among relatives.
Mrs. .1. .1. Daniell, of Marietta, Ga,,
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
O. F. Bacon.
Miss Sue Glgnilliat is greatly Im
proved this week from a serious ill
ness, willen is good news to her many
The Seneca Christian Endeavor So
ciety has bee? invited to attend the
approaching meeting of Piedmont
Presbyterial to be held In Walhalla,
and to give a demonstration of a
model society. The invitation will
probably be accepted.
The patrons of the Seneca High
School are pleased over the Tecord
the school made Fair and Field Day
at Walhalla last Friday. They were
also most pleased over the hospitality
extended by Walhalla's good people
and the royal entertainment pro
Herbert Galphln, of Atlanta, spent,
Sunday with homefolks here.
Mrs. L. A. Edwards visited At
lanta last week.
The 'many friends here of Dr.r
John G. Law were greatly shocked'
and grieved to ihear of his death last
week. A large number attended the
funeral services Thursday.
Miss Rachel Dickinson, of Pendle
ton, is visiting MTS. W. S. Hunter.
.Mrs. T. B. Jones and young son
will return to Lowndesvllle Tuesday.
They will be accompanied by Mrs.
W. S. Hunter. ,
' ' WrsT Andrew B'raml?tt? of Clemson,
spent last Thursday with Mrs. T. E,
Preparatory services for commun
ion next Sunday in the Presbyterian
church, will beheld Wednesday even
ing at the regular prayer service.
'Miss Margaret Galphin, who is
teaching at Liberty, spent Sunday
with homefolks in Seneca.
Miss Marie Philpot, of the Keowee
Qraded School, visited the family of
S. K. Dendy last Sunday.
Willie Austin, of Clemson College,
visited homefolks for a short 'While
last Sunday afternoon.
The Methodist parsonage ls going
"P rapidly, and from appearances
will be ready for occupancy In th? no
distant future. The contract was let
to J. B. Lawrence, and Mr. Lawrence
is pushing the Job.
Mrs. J. E. Clarkson and daughter,
Miss Esther, have moved into the
residence of Mr. and M'rs. S. D. Cher
ry, where they are occupying rooms.
F. M. Cary, of Anderson, spent Sun
day here with his family.
The Once-a-Weok Club held its last
meeting with Mrs. W. J. Holloway.
After business the hostess served a
delicious sweet course.
The Christian Endeavor Society
will go to Clemson next Sunday
nigb'i and give a demonstration of a
model society meeting.
Mrs. Harrison Cleveland, who was
accidentally shot last week at her
home near Seneca, is recovering nice
ly, and it is hoped that her eyesight
will be fully restored. One eye is
sound and it is impossible to toll
about the other until swelling sub
sides. The unfortunate affair was
an accident caused by the discharge
of a shotgun in the hands of her
brother-in-law, who had been re
quested to bring the gun' from fihe
dwelling into the yard for the pur
pose of killing a hawk.
C. R. Knox hns been Installed as
clerk of our Town Council.
The business houses began closin'g
i t 6.30 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Dent h of Mrs. Nancy M. Smith.
Westminster, R; F. D., April 3.
Special: On tho 27th of March, 1916,
Mrs. Nancy Matilda Smith succumb
ed to the dread disease, pneumonia,
nfter an illness of about five days.
She was the widow of the late Joel
Smith, a lire-long resident of Oconee
county, Who preceded her to the
grave IS years.
Mrs. Smith was an estimable wo
man and had many friends In this
county, who will be grieved to ihear
of her death. She ?was a consistent
member of Coneross Baptist church,
wbioh she joined soon after her
marriage. Her father was tho late
Ira E. Dodd, who <was one of the old
est citizens of Oconee county. The
following relatives survive her: Five
sisters-Mrs. P. M. Herron, Avalon,
Ga.; Mrs. B. E. King, Westminster
Route 1 : Mrte. J. A. King and MTS.
W. F. Durham, of noar Pendleton;
Mrs. Susan Ayres, Bowersvllle, Ga.
Six children, all of whom are mar
ried, are left to mourn her absence
-Mrs. Sam Smith, of Richland;
Mrs. George Boggs, of Westminster;
Mrs. Leonard Graham, of Westmin
ster; Mrs. William Roach, of near
Westminster; >Mrs. Jerry Worley, of
MftM?NSTER IX)()KS FORWARD!
) ni i Mg of Church Workci-w-Ap
preciates Welcome Given.
sestminster, April 4.-Special
?rt Whltmlro, of Greenville. vis
Ms brother, C. C. Whit-mire, Sat
Ott returned Monday from
ittsville. where he had been vis
itor several weeks,
tn, -unto Mr. and 'Mrs. Wm. T.
re, March 29, at the home of
|d Mrs. E. C. Marett, a son.
fonr-weeks-old son of Mr. and
J^ohn Freeman was found dead
S?-bed Sunday morning.
W. A. Strickland is in New
f jw here he -ls taking a special
tin medicine and surgery.
Williams suffered a stroke of
jis Monday evening. Jack had
iovered from a stroke which
fained about two years ago.
?Xny friends hope for lils seepdy
;Sarah Durham returned Mon
gin an extended vis-it to Ucl ton,
?,and other points in the State.
' weather for Field Day at Wal
*riday last -was Ideal, and our
fas almost emptied on that day,
who could possibly go
>und wending their way in that
mi Ont reaching Walhalla
found manv things' for their
ft and convenience. One thing
|ihg special mention was the
jom fitted up by the Civic
centrally located, and with
Hivonience. This added mulch
jiloaspre and conufort of moth
children for the day. The
Ult y of Walhalla on this day
luch appreciated, and her
fctf?lness for the convenience of
It?ra will long be remembered.
?aud Mts. D. P. Moon, of Co
., were visitor? <here the lat
df last week.
?tendel L. Smith, of Cam
accepted an invitation given
lerean Class of 'the Westmln
?tist church to, lecture next
?aurch. A special invitation <ls given
to all to ?hear this address.
Westminster is looking forward to
the institute of the Northern Divis
ion, which convenes here the latter
part of this week. A hearty welcome
awaits this body of noble women.
STORY OF VILLA MURDERS.
Three Americans, Ono (.cronin, Ono
Englishman Lost Lives.
El Paso, Texas, April 1-The story
of the murder of -three Americans, a
German and an Englishman at Mi
tinea was brought here to-day by
Americans arriving from Ch-Mvuahua
City and was accepted as authentic
by Federal officials.
Tho bandits' victims were Denja
mln Snell, Dr. A. T. Snell, Lee Li-n
desloy, Americans; 'Herman Blank
enburg, a German; Donald Mc
Gregor, also known as Bruce, a Brit
ish subject. Two other Americans,
Henry Acklin and Frank Woods,
were in Mltnaca at the time, hut their
fate is unknown. The nows was
brought to Chihuahua City by .!. H.
L^clce, the only American known to
have escaped the massacre.
According to the story, Villa cap
tured 'Minara, Guorrero and San Is
adro last Monday. Everywhere he
went he announced lils Intention of
putting to death every "gringo" that
fell into his hands, and he carried
cut his intention. As far as the Mex
icans -were concerned, the bandit
promised safety to all those who did
not take up arms against him. No
quarter was shown to the Carianza
troops, Who attempted to resist him,
it was naid.
The ene gleam of light in the dark
story \'? the probability that Villa's
activity is what enabled Col. Dodd to
deliver his crushing blow at San Ge
ronimo ranch two days after the
crime of Minaca, a blow that has
raised high hopes that the brigand's
days are numbered.
Fa'r Play, and Lester Smith, of Pen
Funeral services were conducted
at Fant's Grove Baptist church, near
Pendleton, by Rev. R. W. Nelson,
and her body was laid to rest beside
her father and mother.
Let Us Save li
Men's and Bo
UNR OF OLDEST CITIZENS CONE.
J. E. Hendrix Passed Away Monday
After a Brief Illness.
J. E. Hendrix, well known all over
Oconee county, dle<l at 'lils home hore
last Monday morning after an Illness
of about two wooka from pneumonia.
Ile was one of Ooonee's oldest citi
zens, having but recently passed into
lils 00th year.
Joseph Emanuel Hendrix was born
in Lexington county, South Carolina,
in that section known as tho old
Dutch Fork, on February 8th, 1827.
His father was a nntlvo of Holland,
1 while his mother was of English de
I scent. Ills paternal grandfather was
[a native of Germany, and was a min
ister of the Lutheran denomination.
Mr. Hendrix was a good citizen,
honest and upright tn his dealings
with his fellow-men. Ho -waa a
Lutheran by denominational prefer
ence, though not Identified with St.
John's Lutheran church, Walhalla.
For many years he had been identi
fied with business Interests In Wal
halla, but of late years, owing to the
infirmities of age, his activities were
con-lined to dealing in produce in a
Prior to moving to Walhalla lu
18ti8 Mr. Hendrix had engaged In
farming I? 'Newberry ain<r Lexington
counties. After coming to this sec
tion he followed tho mercantile busi
ness continuously until hts retirement
somo years ago. For many years Mr.
Hendrix also operated the Hell Hole
Lime Kiln, In upper Oconee.
Ho was a Confederate veteran, hav
ing served throughout the war as a
member of Company K, 7th South
Carolina Regiment, and his record as
a soldier, like that of his private citi
zenship, was without reproach. He
followed closely duty- as lie saw it,
and a quick conscience wns his guido
His family was peculiarly blessed
for, many years. Until tho <\ ea th of
Mrs. Hendrix a few years since 54
yours passed by, without <a .deM'h> in
by ono son and two dalighiws^-Jonn
M. Hendrix, of Concord, N. C., and
Mrs. L. T. Simmons and Mrs. L. E.
Roberts, of Walhalla. One child died
in infancy somo 60 years ago. To
tho bereaved ones the sympathy of
many friends goes out in their hour
Funeral services were conducted
yesterday (tuesday) afternoon, Rov.
W. 13. Aull, of the Lutheran church,
conducting tho services in the pres
ence of a large number of friends of
tho fani'ily and of the deceased. The '
Interment followed a't 4 o'clock in St.
John's Lutheran cometory.
All the children of bile deceased
were with him at tho time of his
death. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Brimson
and Miss Annie Roberts, of Columbia,
wero also herc.
Items from Hounty Land.
(Bounty Land, April 3.-Special:
Misses Laura Smithson, of Westmin
ster, and Lynn Vernor, of Richland;
S. A. Davis, of Danville. Va.; Mr.
Truluck, of Oakway, and Mrs. D. S.
Abbott, of Seneca, were guests of the
Misses Davis Sunday.
Mr. aaul Mrs. .1. M. Adams visited
relatives nt Townvllle Sunday.
Miss '"ora Hubbard, of Greenville,
spout the week-end with ber par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hubbard.
She was accompanied by her friend,
Miss Hudson, of Creen ville.
Frank Orr, of Salem, was a 'guest
at the home of W. A. Rankin a few
Robert Cowan and daughters,
Missos Aide? and Julia, wore guests
the week-eaid at the home of R. N.
W. N. Wool bright and sons, Jus
tin and Guy, and John Crompton, of
Townvllle. were recent guests of B.
Mrs. M. A. Wilson is spending a
few days with lier brother, John
Posey, near Westminster.
.We have boon requested to an
nounce in our local column t'hnt the
Woman's Missionary Society of the
Poplar Springs church will meet next
Saturday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock
at the chu reih.
Miss Irene Stone spent Friday
night nt tho home of W. M. Brown, of
We aro quite proud of the success
of Bounty Land's first efforts at Fair
and Field Day exhibits. Tho blue
ribbons won were well deserved and
will *erve to promote and stimulate
tho progressi ve spirit among our pu
pils and patrons, which ha? been
aroused by t)he untiring efforts of
two of t'he most efficient teachers
tho county affords. This spirit once
aroused-well, Mere is no prescience
ns to What the future may reveal.
rou Money on
1| f A Bargain Store,
IL ? Westminster, S. C.
A 1/ICTTlCK FROM PAR AWAY.
Hov. George II. Judd, Well Known
Hore, Writes from Australia.
Thoro uro many friends here ?nut
elsow'hero tu South Carolina who will
be interested in reading tho follow
ing lotter from Rev, Georgo'H. Judd,
F. R. G. C., a former pastor of tho
Walhalla Baptist church, and Who ia
connected willi ibo 'mission work or
tho Baptist Church, Rev. Mr. Judd,
has found a little town In Australia,
Walhalla by namo, that brought
many pleasantt recollections of our
town and people to him. Wo give
below his letter in full:
"Walhalla, Victoria, Australia.
Feb. 29, 1910.- Dear Mr. Stock: I
wondor Whether you still remember
mo. ns lt is niuo years slnco I loft
Walhalla, S. C., and aa this ls tho
only other Walhalla I know of, I
thought perhaps, you would Uko -a
photo of it, which 1 enrolee on post
"i took the harvest Thanksgiving
service at the Methodist church boro
last Sunday, and gavo a lecture on
missions on Monday, mud to visit this
place makes m? think of friends at
Walhalla. S. C. Will you bo kind
enough to say in your paper that you
have heard from, mo, a former pastor
of tho Baptist church, and that I
wish to semi hearty greetings from
Walhalla, Victoria, Australia, to my
friends at Walhalla, S. C., U, S. A.?
1 hope to -pay them a visit somo day.
"1 have often had Tho Courier sent
ctn to mo by Bro. Blackburn and I
see that several friends have passed
away. 1 suppose Mr. Sholor is ?till
with you. I trust that you are iWell
and that WnlihavTln. ie progressing.
"With kimi regards,
"You're vony sincerely,
"Goong? H. Judd."
Tho post card sont'shows a, small
town, probably a mining camp, situ
ated in tho mountain? of distant Aus
tralia. It is roughly laid out and;
there aro .'ew houwes or buildings, ot
\ : Tnm?A-f.v? Now?, j
R. D. Burns and Couty Stenographer
Clyde Smith wore -week-end guest?
of John J. Rankin.
J. S. Robinson an<i G. M. Barnett
were recent vi sit o i's ut the John
.Mr. and Mrs. Carter, Miss Carter
and Mr. King, of Westminster, mo
tored to Tamaseee last Friday.
M rs. W. J. Board has relit med to
her home hereafter a'week's slay in
Mrs. C. Jones vislte-d relatives and
friends in Walhalla a few days last
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Rankin, of Wal
halla, and Mr. and Mrs. Crayton Ran
kin, -wi'th their children, wero guests
of Mr. and Mr?. Will Rankin last
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chatham, of
Greenville, aro visiting Uho latter's
liaron ts, 'Mr. and MTS. J. E. Kolloy.
Rov. H. A. Whitten, of Wost Un
ion, was thc guest of Mrs. C. Jones
The Tomasse? road is being "greatly
improved. Supervisor Foster is wid
ening and changing the road in vari
ous places, 'which will make it a
A large number of our people at
tended Field Day In Walhalla last
Miss Marion Kelley visited frlonds
in Walhalla several days last weok.
At niuo Ridge Mellool.
The Blue Ridge school will give a
play Friday night, April 7th. Tho
piny will bo ono that ls of interest to
the South, as it hm? its setting in
South Carolina, and th? time is the
period of tho Civil War. Como and
se? "The Southern Rose." Admis
sion 15 and 26 cents. Proceeds will
go toward tho payment of a school
debt. R. L, Meares, Principal.
.P. S.-The public ls invited to at
tend tho commencement exorcises of
the Blue Rldgo school on th? nights,
of April 10th ami 11th,
Entertainment at Town ville.
Town ville, April 3.-Special:
There will be an entertainment on
th? evonimg of April 14, 191G, at tho
Townv Hie school building, 7.30
o'clock. It -will be gi vern by the
Townv i He Comedy Company. The
public is cord fatly invited.
The following la a ??bt of letton?
remaining uncalled for In the Wal
halla post office tor the week ending
April 3, 1916:
J. W. Andersen, R. T. Holloman,
When calling for the above please
say they are advertised.
N. Fant, P. M. .
Several Dio in Tornado.
Mobile, Ala., April 2.-Several per
sons -were Injured, 12 homes and a
sohool building demolished! and;
many cattle kilted) rwhen ft tornado
swept over Yellow Pine, Ala., early
to-day. The damage ia estimated at