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By STECK, BHBLOB & SCHRODER._WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER HU?. _ Now Sortea No. ?0?.--Volume I^XV.-No. t.l.
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MOSS & ANSEL, Wallialla, S. C.
J. G. DRE A ZEA LE,
West .minster. S. O.
P. I*. SUI-LIVAN & CO.,
Madison, S. C.
Earle's Grove Graded School.
The winter sessloi^of Earle's Grove
Graded School will begin Monday,
October 30. All pupils are requested
to bring their promotion certificates
(or cards) given them by their pre
vious teachers at the close of the
past session. Trustees, teachers and
patrons are planning to make this a
very successful year at Earle's
Grove, and it is urged that every
child of school age In the district be
present on the opening day.
Earle's Grove is noted for the co
operative spirit existing among her
citizens in all community activities,
and we feel sure that in the interest
of their school the citizens of Earle's
Grove will count nothing a sacrifice.
Our aim is to got all the children in
school and keep them there. Our
watchword ls "Co-operation."
John B. Compton, Principal.
Miss Mary Ellen Wilson,
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Westminster, S. C.
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121 Lose Iii ves on Erie.
Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 22.-Twenty
one members of the crow of the
steamer James R. Colgate were
drowned In Lake Erie Friday night
When the Colgate, bound from Buf
falo to Fort William, Ontario, with
coal, went down in a storm off Erie,
Pa. The tragedy became known only
to-day when Capt. 'Grashaw, of
Cleveland, sole survivor, was picked
up by a car ferry and taken to Con
neaut, Ohio, after being afloat 34
bourg on a life raft.
Capt. Grashaw, who had been mas
ter of the Colgate for only two weeks,
became unconscious soon after being
picked up, but was able to tell part of
the story of the disaster. Nineteen
of the crow, he said, rwere drowned
when the big whaleback vessel foun
dered and two others, Second Engi
neer Ossmnn, of Cleveland, and an
unnamed coal passer, were waslied
from the Ufo raft after exposure and
exhaustion had rendered thom help
motnhs old; also TJhse Straw Wheat
Seed for sale *by T. D. ALEXANDER,
Walhalla, Route 1. 44*
The Lutheran Syn?
Convene in Wi
Met Here Thirty Years Ag<
St. John's Church 55 Y
the Past-Church Rem
The Evangelical Lutheran Synod
of South Carolina will hold Ita 92d
convention In the historic St. John's
Lutheran church of Walhalla, begin
ning Monday, October 30, at 8 p. m.
Home Interesting Facts.
On November 20, 1853, the follow
ing members signed the constitution,
containing 93 articles, establishing
"St. John's German 'Evangelical Lu
John H. Ostendorf, Jacob Schro
der. D. Biemann, H. Knee, H. Fajen,
'Martin C. Wendelken, Elmer Cappel
mann, Ernest Breissen, I. W. F.
Strubs, Fritz Wald, John Huskamp,
Jacob Schroder, John M. Mencken,
J. H. 'Kleinbeck, F. Leopold, Jacobi
Husch, Henry Hahntjo, Catherine D. j
Bulwlnkel, G. (H. Troeber. W. ?.
Bruggerman, Hanke Giesel, J. C.
VonLche, C. H. Hope, John P. Nei
buhr, F. Meier, Ludwig Marx, John
Bremer, C. ill. Ludcmaun, Augustus
Brennecke, .Johannes Kruse, Conrad
Brandt, Conrad Joost, G. H. D. Kra- j
mer, T. H. Koldemorgen, F. Wiebens, i
T. S. Koli morgen.
The colony of Germans out of j
which the Lutheran congregation I
grew came to this up-country from ;
Charleston under the direction of the '?
Cern?an Colonization Society. The j
leaders in this enterprise were Capt. |
John A. Wagener, Christopher F.
Seebn, Claus Buwlnkel, J. C. Henekel
and Jacob Schroder. Of the 37 first
settlers there is not one now living in
Walhalla. Nearly all-if not all
have passed away.
The original purchase for coloniza
tion purposes was 17,859 acres for
$27.000. The Burvey of the town was
made by Tyre B. Mauldln in 1850,
and the first house was built the
same year by D. Biemann on the site
where the old Biemann Hotel now
stands. That was a typical log
cabin. Settlers soon moved in from
Charleston and built homes along
Main street. This is a wide street
(120 feet), and at one time had
three rows of beautiful shade trees.
in 18G8 Walhalla became the
county seat of Oconee county and
settlers, other than German, moved
There was no railroad In the early
days, and Anderson, S. C., Augusta
and Athens, Ga., were the nearest
markets. rho material needed from
outside sources was. therefore, not so
I easily and quickly obtained.
The first officers of the town, In
18r?6, were John H. Ostondorf, In
tendant; Henean Fajeu, Jacob
Schroder, John W. F. Thompson,
Henry Bahntge, Herman Knee and
lohn M. Hencken, Wardens. John
M. Hencken was clerk of Connell.
H. P. Thode was President of the
German Settlement Society in 1858.
Th^re were seven members of the
first Church Council in 1853, includ
ing the pastor. The following were
elected at that time: Rev. C. P. Ban
?imer, president; G. M. D. Cramer,
secretary; C. Sahl mann, treasurer;
H. C. Rochau, G. H. Korber, H. Fa
Jen. C. H. Hesse.
The members of the council in the
Lutheran church at present are:
John A. Ansel, chairman; W. D.
Lady, O. H. Schumacher, Jr., II. C.
Mclburg, elders; ll. T. Ritter, G. D.
Schumacher, R. F. Kaufmann, H. W.
Before the organization of the
Lutheran church, Dr. Lewis Muller,
of Charleston, visited here and per
formed pastoral duties about May,
18r,2, as thc baptismal records show.
The first pastor and organizer of
the congregation was Rev. C. F. Ban
On 'May 28, 1859, the present
church edifice was raised. Thc tim
bers used were from thc original for
est and many were taken from the
land adjoining and still owned "by
the church. Only the "best material
was used, and Inside as well as out
side, is yellow heart pine. The tim
bers seem as sound to-day as when
they were placed fifi years ago. The
framing of the church was hewn by
members, and John Kaufmann was
foreman of tho work. It is a well
proportioned church, with splendid
acoustics, and 'with a seating capac
ity sufficient for some years of future
healthy growth. The congregation has
no debts, and owns, In addition to the
church and four acres of land with it,
a parsonage in the most desirable
section of town, recently remodeled
and enlarged. They believe In the
"Gospel of Work"-.that if a man
will not work neither should he eat.
The friends who come amongst them
at this Synodicnl gathering will find
them like the faith they confess-the
simplicity of the Gospel ns it is in
While the older Gorman people in
tho congregation naturally love the
mother tongue they generously ac
ceded to the necessity of preaching
the Gospel In the language of their
children. No other of the larger
Protestant churches in this country
has had the ponderous task of trans
planting itself into n new land and a
ndw language as has tho Lutheran
church. While this transformation
od of S. C- will
ilhalla Next Week
o-Officers Then and "Now. |
ears Old-Some Facts from
embered by Charl estonian.
I was taking 'place many losses result
ed. lt required a generation for a
people sneaking a foreign language
to adapt themselves to the varied
conditions of a new land.
The problems of tho Lutheran
church hi Walhalla have boen like
unto those of the church in many
places; but in religion, as in the sec
ular affairs of life, what one sacrifices
for becomes dearer to him. The
Lutheran people ol' Walhalla are
loyal to (heir faith and take a great
pride in the old church, whose tower
one socs from every surrounding hill
and mountain side, directing one's
? thoughts upward, skyward.
They must have had a sense of the
fitness of things-those Connan fath
ers-the Temple of Justice stands
close by their Temple of Mercy and
"Valhalla" was the Norseman's hall
i of the "Illustrious dead," the "im
! mortals." So here the mystic Ger
man found the peaceful valley by the
! foot-hills, where he could enjoy the
fruits of lils labor and pass from this
home of happiness into immortality.
They "built a town with broad ave
nues and overhanging trees. In faith I
that herc one day others would I
choose this valley for a home, and
that when it should grow Into a city .
of factories and business life there |
ST. JOHN'S TATIT1ERAN
would be no crowded alleys and nar
row streets. Moro grassy laws and
shaded avenues will add to its natu
ral scenery. Thore is no finer eli- 1
mate In South Carolina, with pure ?
water and ozone from the'Blue Ridge. ,
Tho First Pastors
of the church were German-speaking !
until the younger people grew up and i
desired the English. Then it was
necessary to have a man who could I
speak both German and English. In
recent years English has been used
The following pastors havo served
Rev. C. F. Banslmer-1858-1860.
Rev. August Angerer-1860-64.
Rev. Carl Woher-1867-69.
Rev. J. II. C. Schrerenbeck-1871
Rev. J. I?\ Probst-1875-77.
Rev. J. 0. B?hm-1878-80.
Rev. W. Pilz-1881-82.
Rev. J. F. Probst-1883-85.
Rev. J. C. Brodfuhrer-1885-89.
.Rev. S. C. Zettner-1890-93.
Rev. G. J. M?rtz-1894-95.
Rev. J. 0. Schald-1895-1903.
Rev. U.C. Grossman-1904-1907.
Rev. T. B. Epting-1908-1910.
Rev. J. B. Umberger-1911-1915.
Rev-. W. B. Aull-1915
Drs. J. Steck and J. P. Smeltzer
supplied at different times, but were
not regular pastors.
Synod Me* Hero 30 Years Ago.
Thirty years ago, tho 13th of this
month, th? South Carolina Synod met
In this church. Dr. 3. T. Hallinan
was president at that meeting. Ile
1B still a member of the Synod, serv
ing the Woman's Memorial chu rob,
Spartanburg, and is secretary or tho
United Synod, which will meet in
Wilmington, N. C., 'November 9. Dr.
J. H. Wilson wns vice-president, ile
now serves the Lutheran church In
Sumter. Rev. A. B. 'MeMakln W.IB
secretary. lie left the South som?;
years ago. The Treasurer, Major P.
E. Wise, of Prosperity, S. C., died
several years ago.
The South Carolina Synod then
bad f>G congregations. lt has now
SO, with about the same proportion
of increase in membership.
The present olllcers of Synod are:
Rev. P. E. Monroe, president. Lees
ville; Rev. lOdW. Eulenwider, vice
president, Newberry; ?Rev. W.'B. Aull,
secretary, Walhalla; A. II. Kohn,
New olllcers will be elected at the
beginning of this session.
The Synod owns and controls New
berry College, Newberry. an<i Sum
merland College, Leesville, S. C.
The latter ls a college lor girls ex
clusively. .Many people here still re
member Newberry College willie it
was located in Walhalla.
A Pleasant Surprise.
The following Item, clipped from
the Charleston News and Courier,
brought quite a deal of gratification
to tlie members of St. John's Luthe
ran church. Walhalla. The gift of
$1,000 to this church hy the will or
a Charleston lady proves of great
advantage to the church. The Rem
follows, In full:
"Mrs. Deborah K. Cramer has left
a bequest of $r>,000 to the Charleston
Orphan House and the sum of $1,000
to 'St. John's Lutheran church at
Walhalla, according to her will which
has been probated in the office of the
"Mrs. Cramer left the $0.000 to
the charleston Orphan House for a
fund to be known as the "Adolph P.
C. Cramer Scholarship Fund." The
money ls to be invested and the in
terest is to pay tlie expenses of some
graduate of the Orphan 'House in ob
taining an education, collegiate, sci
entific or otherwise. 'Mr. Cramer was
a member of the board of commis
sioners of the Orphan House for a
number of years and took a great In
terest in lt.
"A total of $26,2r>0 in cash was
left In bequests, ranging from $8,000
to $250, to relatives and friends."
Program of Session of Syno<l.
There will bo special addresses
every evening at 8 o'clock.
October 31st begins the 4 00th an
niversary of the Protestant Refor
mation. These addresses are pre
pared having tili? thought in view.
Everybody is Invited to all ses
sions, but the evening services will
be instructive and helpful. Come
Monday Night-8 O'clock.
"Address by Dr. Geo. J. G on ga
rv are, of Charleston. Subject: "Why
wo believe tho Bible to be the Word
of God." (Followed by confessional
service and Synodlcal communion.)
Tu owl a y-0 A. M.
Election of officers and enrollment
of delegates. (Business session.)
OOON'KU COTTON MARKET.
Wednesday, I0.8B A. M.
SENECA-(W. 1?. Nlmmons.)
Cotton, per pound .19 V4
Seed, por ton.$r>8.00
WESTMINSTER-(J. <J. Breazeale,)
! Cotton, per pound .1 ?> V4
Seal per ton.$08.00
WALHALLA-(C. W. Pitchford*)
Cotton, per pound .19 Vi
?Seed, per ton.$58.00
j NEWEY-(Courtenay Mfg. Co.)
Cotton, per pound .19%
Seed, per ton .$50.00
WEST UN ION-(Strother A IMilnnoy)
Cotton, per pound .19 Vi
Seed, per ton .$56.00
This morning ?it IO o'clock Hie sec
ond ginning report was given out at
Washington, Tlie report shows tlie
tollo wing comparisons:
i o ir. .5,710,000
The market waa expecting a larger
ginning report for 1916 and Immedi
ately there was n sharp advance tn
New York pri?es. Yesterday tho
market weakened, hut rallied before
the close and reached now high
An Error Corrected.
lu the M not at ion given inst week
by The Courier as that of W. P. Nlm
moiis for cotton and seed at 10.it? a.
m., there was a mistake. At that
hour Mr. Nlmmons was callod at Sen
eca and asked for hin quotation. Tho
reply came back to IIB "Cotton 18c.
per pound, seed $54 |ier ton." Im
mediately on The Courier's reaching
Seneca Mr. Niminons requested us'to
give authority for the quotation, as
he had not given it. At that hour
(10.25 a. m., Wednesday, tho 18th,)
Mr. Niminons wus paying considera
bly more than our quotation for cot
ton, as the market had advanced.
We regret this error, and we are
unable to account for it. No ono at
Mr. Ni m mons' soro gave tho quota
tion, we are assured; yet we asked
the telephone central for W. P. Nlm
mons' store, got a. connection, and
of course supposed that we were re
ceiving a .direct quotation from Mr.
Nlmmons. We have not learned as
yet "who gave tho quotation.
AN ABBEVILLE I IO lt KOK.
Negro Lynched AH Itesult. of Contro
versy With While. Man.
Abbeville, Oct. 21.-Anthony
Crawford, a negro, was taken from
I the county jail hero by a crowd of
2(10 men and his body riddled with
bullets after ho was hung to a treo
this afternoon about il.30 o'clock.
The trouble began this morning
when Crawford, who ?B reputed to
have been wealthy, got. into a dispute
with one of tlie cotton seed buyers.
A crowd quickly gathered, determin
ed to punish Crawford for his rough
language, but trouble was averted
for a while by Policoman 'Botts, who
took Crawford to police headquar
ters, where he was. released on bond.
A few minutes later Crawford was
seen at a cotton gin not very far from
tho scene, and the crowd, still anx
ious to punish him, went for him.
Crawford had a sledge hammer in
his hand, with which ho struck M.il.
Cann on the head, crushing his skull
and Inflicting a very serious wound.
When the crowd finished with
Crawford it was thought he would
die. Ile was removed to the county
When lt was loamed this after
noon that he was not dead another
crowd gathered, forced tho door of
the jail and dragged Crawford to tho
edge of the town, near tho fair
grounds, where he was strung up to
a tree and Ulled with bullets.
Mr. Cann, who was struck with tho
hammer, was reported by hia brother
as resting fairly well to-night.
17 Were Ix>M, it Saved.
New Orl?ans, Oct. 23.-Seven toen
members of the crow of tho Steamer
h. Edward Hines,?including Capt. P.
M. McKeige, Jr., of New York, -were
drowned when the steamer was sunk
in the Caribbean Sea, 45? milos east
of Belize, British Honduras, In the
tropical hurricane on October 15, ac
cording to a -wireless message re
ceived hero to-day from Its Bollzo
agents. Only three members of the
crew were saved. The L. Edward
Hines sailed from New Orleans Octo
ber 7 with a cargo of lumber for
8 1?. M.
Address by Dr. J. C. Seegers, of
Columbia. Subject: "Tho Lutheran
Church and Education."
Wotmeeday-O A. M.
8 P. M.
Address by Dr. J. C. Seegere, of
Columbia. Subject: "The Perma
nency of the Lutheran Church."
Tlmrmlay-0 A. M.
8 P. M.
Address by Rev. J. Ii. 8mlth, Flor
ence. Subject: "Missions."