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WALHALLA, H. C.:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMIHCK 0, 11)18.
KEGIXM.Nfl OK THE END.
Events are trasplring rapidly in
(ODrope these days. Tho events of the
past lew days ind?cale beyond quos
tlon the early cessation Of hostilities,
und completo victory for the Allied
nal ions of Europe and the United
States ol' America.
We do not predict tho complete
(crumbling of the German armlos
within the week, or the month, but
the fact that those armies must soon
disappear from tho Held of action is
a? cortaln as thal tho night follows
Within tho past week Turkey has
sn i rendered, willi terms absolutely
unconditional, and Hungary has fol
lowed closely, severing the close re
lations with Austria that have for
long existed; and Austria herself has
at Inst yielded to tho inevitable and
accepted the terms of armistice fixed
by Hm Allied nations.
'liormany alono of tint monarchical
govern mon ts holds out against tho
democracies. How long she will
"continue lo ki' k against tho pricks"
romains lo bo seen. lt seems hard
for the people of that damnable gov
ernment lo free themselves from the
galling yoke they have for so long
worn. lint free tho Herman people
will bo, and (he I lohen/.ollerns must
KO. bag and baggage, from the high
places. There will bo no Heating
for terms ol' peace with the Scourge
of Germany and the destroyer ol'
small nations that stand in her way.
normativ tor tho first time in history
will bo ruled by the people.
Hut we need look for no Immedi
ate cessation ol' hostilities. Our boys
will be in action for weeks yoi, may
bo months. lOven aller thc people of
Cern?anv have taken over the reins
Ol go ve rn ii i! ii and ousted their old
rn asl ors lhere will be work, heavy
Work, !.> lu lone. Tho Kaiser ami
W>- lords .<. ftodic t<> die hurd,
and i ?o-. i IM l?ghl lo t ho hist di tull
w>?ih that Minnon of ibu German ar
mies that will still adhere to their
old masters- those who havo boon
SO thoroughly imbued with the de
sire for murder, destruction, rapine
and wanton torture upon those who.
defenseless in their path, cannot help
themselves. Rut the doom of the
Kaiser ls as surely sealed to-day as
ls that of the criminal in the electric
chair, with tho death-doaling cur
rent already burning Into his flesh
and seeking out tho inner recesses of
tho body's vital spots.
Not ono moment of respite ia go
fng to be granted to tho Herman ar
mies In tho Held so long as there is
the least, semblance of resistance on
their part, or tho slighest degree of
adherence to the old regime. Hence
"our boys" will bo busily engaged
for some Hine to como in attending
to matters of international Import
oven though tho final crumbling of
Germany should take place in I ho al
moKt immediate present. Thou will
come tho days of reconstruction and
r?habilit?t inc; of devastated and
all but ruined countries and sections
Thore is great and [stupendous
work still to he dono, and "our boys"
will have no small part to take In
this groot work. Ours it was to
throw into ibo balances the great
weight that has brought about the
present undoing of the Central pow
ers; ours it will bo, in largo meas
ure, to direct and carry on the work
of preparing for peace. Truly there
will be problems of peace as great
as any problem of the war that has
presented itself. The American peo
ple have settled themselves nobly to
war conditions; let us have nothing
of tho rostlvo spirit when peace shall
come, as it must come. In the not
distant future. We cannot expect to
drop back into old-time peace cus
toms lil a day. We must content
ourselves in Hie slow working pro
.cess of readjustment, just as we have
come gradually into presen I condi
tions. lt is our candid opinion that
the old times that we have enjoyed
in tho years past are none forever.
Wo must settle ourselves lo a now
order ol' thines, out of which, wo be
lieve, will emerge a greater and a
(Vir better country than our God-fav
ored land has been in the past.
Notes from Oak fl rovo.
Westminster, ll, E. H., Nov. 2.
Special: Clint White has moved
with bis family to Westminster, hav
ing bought the home of A. Gaines.
We regret very much to have them
leave our community,
W. R. Cobb has been suffering with
rheumatism again, but is betlor nt
Thomas McAllstor had the misfor
tune to cut his foot very badly tho
other day while chopping wood.
W. O. Crenshaw and R. J. Sad
grove visited friends near Tainassco
ono day this week.
Mr. and Mrs. L. H. 'RI rn rodi mid
little son, of near Walhalla, were ro
cent guosts at tho home of G. L.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Crenshaw, of
<Vho Tamnssee section, visited re
cently at tho homo of Mr. and Mrs.
it, J. Snolgrove.
"BACKBONE** OF Till-: COUNTRY.
Ml*. Dul'ro Write* in Dotons? ?f tho
Fanner-Stands hy "Righto."
Editor Koowco Courier:
ll' you will ho kind enough to puh
IIBII tho rollowing i will appreciate
it. I will say in thc outset that I am
a larmer, and what 1 say is in thc
nature ot' speaking a few words in
behalf ol' tho farmers. 1 do not want
to o ff OU d any ono, and will not do so
intentionally, but If tho shoo pinches
anybody I have no apology to make,
I am Uko everybody else-I want to
stand up for my rights in the light
of tho way I view tho situation.
I know of no class ol' people that
aro cheated and robbed as are the
farmers of to-day. ll you Intend to
build a house and expect it to stand,
what do you do Hist? You put a
good foundation to it. If you are
building a ship, or setting up ma
chinery-in fact, if you are doing
anything that you expect to stand and
give satisfaction -you depend on tho
foundation. Isn't that so? Well, if
the fanner is not the backbone or
foundation of all business enter
prises, for the running of cotton
mills, merchandising, banking -for
the running ol' this great war and the
feeding of the world-then who (or
what) ls the foundation? Tho fact
is, everything that Is In oxistence de
pends on the tanner to furnish food
and clothing for man and beast. Ile
is the foundation of lt all. Then why
is he kept down, with barely enough
for a living for himself and family?
Take tho government employees.
II is figured that a man has to have
a support for himself and his family,
with a profit for lils labor, If ho
chooses to perform tho services re
quired by tho position he holds. Then
take the merchant: He has to have
a living, and a good profit for what
he sells. You ask him if ho won't
lake a little less than tho price at
which he offers you his goods, and he
will tell you mighty quick that he
can't sell goods at less than cost and
stay in business. Take the bankers,
the oil mill men, ginners, and tho
mon of most every occupation (ex
cept the fanner and the laborer!:
They have a good profit for all they
do. But -
Take, the small farmer: Ho and
Iiis family have to work the farm,
put Ibo produce on tho market for
sale, and what is the result? On an
avorago tho product of the your's
labor would not bring over $600. ls
there any justice in that? Should he
not have a fair profit, loo? Yes -
and I hope to see the day when he
will have the manhood to say. as ho
puts Iiis produce on the market, "lt
lias cost me so nundi to make this,
and I must have pay for my time and
labor, or haul the stuff back homo."
I know that it would be just as
easy for nie to put an elephant under
a wash tut) and hold him down as to
make tho farmer do that, but he will
never be any account until he does.
'Phe following ls copied from 'he
Bro . re e:iv< Farmer ;
?'Itocentiy l.ho Department of
hor and thu Department of Am ?ili
lli re edi lee i Od add assembled figur?s
sliowii;; thu I it cr ease i?, 'rices of
commodities during tuc -war period,
as compared on July I, 1914, one
month before tho war began. These
investigations show that on July 1.
1914, raw cotton was selling for
12.4 cents a pound, and that on July
I, 1918, the price was 28.6 cents, an
increase of 115.2 cents a pound, or
l.'lO.ti per cent. During the same
four-year period, the report shows,
nineteen of tho common kinds of cot
ton goods increased In price an aver
age of 19 0.1 per cent. Ou a simple
average of these percentages of In
crease In cotton goods and raw cot
ton, our cotton should be bringing
,'17.Os cents a pound. There are five
other classes of cotton goods manu
factured which have increased 254.4
per cent. On this basis, bad tho price
of raw cotton risen proportionally,
it would now be selling for 12.82
cents a pound, lt is cruel injustice
that tho Southern farmer, for the
first time in fifty years getting a liv
ing wage for himself and wife and
children, should bo blamed for the
high |irices at which cotton goods are
"The ligures here given, collected
by the government and absolutely
impartial, show Into whose pockets
aro going most of the increase In
cotton goods prices. If goods are to
remain at such figures, then we be
lieve that tho farmer bas a right to
40 cents a pound for his cotton, and
he is instilled in refusing to sell for
loss than a fair price."
I ask every Courier reader, direct
ly or indirectly interested in cotton
md in seeing the grower get a square
[leal, to write to his Congressman
md Senator in regard to this matter.
I would like to add a lino about
?Mir cotton seed and meal: The gov
srnmonl fixed the price on our seed
it '$?>!> per ton Since then $1 has
been taken off. The oil mill men re
IUSO to buy our seed now and far in
n's are hauling them back home. The I
?\cuso of the oil mill men for not I
Inlying seed is that they have no
i>lace to keep them, and a lot that '
ivas already bought is spoiling. Did
iou ever know such a thing to hap- |
linn Indore. No; and it is not tho |
?ase now. Tin? truth is they would
rather you would tako care of the
.iced till needed, and we are fools j
cuiough to do what they say. If they !
tlid noi expect to buy your seed, why i
[lon'l they refuse to gin your cotton? j
My opinion in the matter is thal if WC :
have to haul (he seed back home we
should let them stay Ibero and put
them on wheat and other crops for
manure either that or make thc
oil mili men pay us for tho timo and
labor of hauling them back homo. I
will tell yon the reason they do not
buy our cotton seed. They get $71
a ton for them In car lots. You see
when you haul them back to tho mills
you will load them on the caro, and
this will give the buyers $3 lier ton
clear profit. Wc are told that there
is a short crop of cotton; yot they
havo always taken care of tho sood,
oven When wo made a bumpor crop,
so isn't lt strange that with such a
short crop thoy can't tako caro of the
sood now? Somo claim they aro
short of labor and can't run on that
account. I seo a lot of healthy fol
lows between tho agos of 18 and 4 5
that could help thom out If callo? )?'
to do KO. I think that la essential
work, don't you?
Don't soil your cotton at lh< mc
eut prices. lt' you have to In
money to pay off indebtedness,
row the money from the bank io
hold your cotton. Don't won ;, abo')
the cotton buyer's family. !.op
ter your own. They are tho "cos wi
aro entitled .to that extra n bi
that somebody is sure to got.
If this escapes tho waste haskel
hope to writo again. ^
Each day 1 pray, Cod give r<
To do the task I do not wisl tl do,
To yield obedience, not askl ! why;
To love and own the truth, and bCoi->
To look a cold world bravely in the
To cheer for those that pass mo in
To boar my burdens gaily, unafraid;
To lend a hand to those who need
To measure what I am by what I
Cod give mo strength that I may
E. M. DU Pre.
Walhalla, Oct. Nov. 1, 1918. ?
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LOCAL AND PERSONAL. *
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--Tho 1 layne Circle will meet Fri
day afternoon of this week at 1
o'clock with .Mrs. L. M. Brown.
-Grace, tho 1 6-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Grahl, who has
for some timo been unite ill with ty
phoid fever, is improving.
--Announcement is made of the
arrival, at the homo of Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. W. Harrison, of Paris Island, S.
C., of a ?. Tho young gentleman
arrived on the 24th of October.
.Misses Paulino Stock and Mar
ion 1 let rick let t Monday afternoon
for Greenville to re-enter G. W. C.,
which institution has been closed tor
several weeks on account of tho in
-We regret to learn that Mrs. M.
C. Long is confined to hor home Alt1,
an attack ol' Influenza. Friends vii
join with The Courier in the M
that she may soon bo entirely ;
stoled to health.
There will he tho regular preach
ing ser? ice at Bethel 'Presbyterial
church next Sunday afternoon at ll fit
o'clock. All members are urge ' ti
be present to attend to some in 'loi
la nt maters.
- We are requested to anno n> t
thu there will be Sunday scho >! al
Rocky Knoll next Sunday, Novo iber
IO. at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Th?
Woman's Missionary Society wljl
meet immediately after the Sunday
school. A good attendance is at
ft will be learned with mw'1
-.ret by .,.<..; ju OCO.?OU that \vor<!
ha? boon ?eco iv ot' or thc den lb, in
? ! nt.-' of 5?!5?orii Cam. of vVosi mb.-,
si ;i Mr. : ain vas a mombbr of tho
rhird Field Artillery, arid died of
wounds recently received in action.
He was a son of Joel C. and M. J.
Cain. Ile was 21 years of age on
the 6th of July last. The bereaved
family of the young man have tho
sincere sympathy of many friends in
the county in their sorrow.
- In yesterday's mayoralty elec
tion in Anderson, Foster Fant was
chosen by the people of that city
to lill the highest office in the city's
government. This fact will give no
small degree of pleasure to many
of Walhalla's citizens who know' Mr.
Fant, and especially so when we re
call tho fact that he ls a brother of
our most accommodating and elli
clent postmaster, N. Fant, of Wal
halla. The Courier, with others of
tho friends of Anderson's new mayor
sxtends congratulations and hearty
good wishes for a most successful
-News has been received by rela
tives in the county that Wado Oliver
Martin is In a hospital suffering from
shrapnel wounds. It is hoped that
his wounds are not of a sorious na
ture, but particulars have not been
received. While Wade Martin went
into the service of Uncle Sam from
Louisiana, he is none the less an
Dconee boy, being a son of Mr. and
Mrs. John F. Martin, Sr., of the
ower section of Oconeo. He is with
ho Engineer Corps, while his bro
iler, Champ E. Martin, ls with a Billi
lly company. Champ always writes
.hocrfully to his homefolks, and says
io is In the best of health and spir
ts. Tho Martin boys are two young
nen of whom Oconeeans who know
hom feel justly proud.
- We regret exceedingly to ehroni
de the death of Mrs..!. C. (Mattie L.)
Snelgrove. who died at her home In
he Townvtllo section on Tuesday, Oc
ober 29th. Mrs. Snelgrove bad been
ll' for but a few days, suffering from
.neumon?a. She leaven n child of
nit two weeks, which is In tho best
f health. She ls also survived by tier
Disband and two children besides
he infant referred to, and her par
.nts. Mr, and Mrs. Sam Johnson, of
rownville. Mrs. Snelgrove was 32
. ears of age. and was a young woman
if the highest type, possessing many
loble traits of character that, had
ittraclod to her staunch friends from
ivory section where she was known,
?ho was a consistent member of tho
Methodist church. Funeral services
vero hold on Thursday following her
loath, the interment taking place in
he Townville cemetery. Wo join
vlth many others 111 extending to tho
loren ved onos sympathy in their sor
Some lionel ( orrootions.
The following corrections In the
list of bond purchasers of the Fourth
Liberty Loan, ns published by Us re
jontly, have been reported to us;
The Bank of Walhalla reports the
emission of tho name of Arthur
drown, of Walhalla, who purchased
bonds to the amount of $4,000.
'i ho subs Tl] lion or purchaso of
I .*>. HOBO, OI near Walhalla, was in
correctly reported ap *50. It should
have appeared as a ' 00 purchase
Tho purchase recorded as that of
HORSES al MULES!
Just Unioaded Car of the
Good Brood and Draught Marcs-1,000 to 1,200 lbs. i
! Good Young Mules- 1,000 to 1,100 pounds.
Good Young Mules-800 to 900 pounds.
We have 45 head in our barn to pick from and they
are all bought at the low market price. Will sell cheap
and you had better buy now and save the unusual high
prices after Christmas. We mean to sell this bunch be
Will work and try out anything we sell and
garantee to be as represented and will give you a
quare deal. See us quick before they are picked over.
Will sell cheap for Cash, Exchange, or part cash and terms.
Westminster, 5. C.
"Mrs." M. E. Corbin should have
been ".Miss" M. E. Corbin.
Tlic name appearing in tho pub
lished list as Wm. S. Crow should
have hoon William S. Cowan.
We gladly make corections of er: .
rors, whether or not they are of our
making. The list of purchasers was
carefully "read by copy," however,
and the probability is that the errors
complained of were made in tran
scribing tho original lists.
.J. WOOD ADMINISTRATOR'S 4?
.J? NOTES. 4*
.I* *r *I* Ht4 'I* *?* "j* *I* *I* *I* "I* "I* *I* *f* *?* ?I* *J*
Any person may now purchase
sugar in quantities up to three .
pounds per person per month, and I
may purchase the whole monthly al- i
lowance for the family at one time
if it is so desired.
There still seems to tye some con- j
fusion in regard to the salo of flour. I
Retail merchants aro authorized to j
accept, in lieu of the purchase of sub- I
stitutoi;, Millers' certificates at the '?
ratio of four pounds of flour to one
pound of meal.
E. L. Merndon,
Food Admin isl rator, Oconeo Co.
Walhalla, S. C.. Nov. 4th, li) 1S
NOTICE TO DEBTOR8 AND
All persons indebted to tho Estate
of I. H. Harrison, deceased, aro
horoby notified to make payment
to tho undersigned, and all per
sons having claims against said es
tate will present the same, duly at
tested, within the time prescribed by
law or be barred.
W. C. HUGHS, Administrator.
Oct. 23, lSHt.-36._
OF A St 11-1)1 VISION SALE.
8,000 ACRES on the top of Stump
houso Mountain, known as the Norris
Form, has receiialy been sold to a
syndicate. The new purchasers de
sire to sub-divide and sell this pro
perty in small farms. Parties de
siring any of (Iiis land are requested
to call on me for location and prices.
lt. R. MOSS, Agent,
41 -tf Walhalla, S. C.
NOTICE OE FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice ls hereby given that the
undersigned will make application
to V. E. Martin, Judge of Probate for
Oconoo County, In tho State of South
Carolina, at his otllce at Walhalla
Court House on Thursday, Dec.5th,
1918, at ll o'clock in the forenoon,
or as soon thereafter as said appli
cation can be heard, for leave to
make final settloment of the estate of
H. h. Brandt, deceased, and obtain
final discharge as Executrix of said
estate. Mrs. MENA C. BRANDT,
Executrix of tho Estate of H. L.
45148 Brandt, Deceasod
Roofing and Building
Wc have one carload ROOFING, bought
before the last advances to apply on this
commodity, and can make you prices on
Roofing that prevailed years ago. We have
this in the J, 2 and 3-ply grades, and it will
pay you to get our prices before covering.
We have everything in thc
BUILDING MATERIAL LINE
and will be glad to sell you this for essential
use at a price that you cannot well afford
to let slip by,
Genuine Oliver Plows and all Repairs,
Farm Tools, Blacksmith Tools
and Machinery Supplies.
Matheson Hardware Co.,
WESTMINSTER, S. C.
VTJTXJANIZTO Gr !
THE TIRE HOSPITAL
Is the place to have first-class work done?
E. H. LOISELLE, TEe Vulcanizing Ma?,
Phone 798 .Anderson, S, C.
gySF'AW work loft with tho Piedmont Auto Co.,
Walhalla,, will rocoivo prompt attention.