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WALHALLA, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, 1>F<\ 22, I02O.
OCONEEAN WHITES OK (?EILMANY
l?lad to Servo Country and Learn of
Other Countries First Hand.
Coblenz. Cerina ny, Nov. _ 1. 10 20.
Editor Keowee Courier;
Just a hil of news from the Ameri
can forces in Ciormany and an old
friend and devoted reader of the
good old, "home town" paper. No
doubt yon will not recall knowing
me hy name, but am .sure you know
my father, and through his acquaint
ance you will recall a I ousel-headed
youngster who frequently visited
your ellice years ago that, was none
other than tho undersigned just
well years older, only.
lu writing this loller I wish Ural
to express lo yon my appreciation for
tho prompt delivery ol' each edition
of your paper, and the pleasure it al
fords. Tho Courier readies me herc
in Coblenz upon tho arrival of oneil
transport from thu stales. I know
of nothing (other of personal letters
from mother and father) thal af
fords me more real pleasure, and al
tho same time keeps mo posted on
things ol' much importance lo one
viewing tho home land from a dis
tance, especially the social and poli
tical affairs, which are of much in
terest lo those who are absent from
tho home circle and fireside. Not
only bes your paper been a great
pleasure to mo as an individual, but
to a number of officer companions. I
am mor?- than grateful lo have with
mo as companions and fellow officers
two young men from South Carolina
-Capt William P. Johnson, a grad
uate of Clemson, whoso home ls at
Easloy, and Lieut. Louis A. Pago,
from Clemson, and a native of tho
southern part of South Carolina.
I'pon each arrival of The ('olivier it
is immediately passed around, and
everything of news interest is care
fully gleaned, together with adver
tisements, all of which are much ap
preciated by the trio.
As to tho nows of the American
forcer in Germany, I hardly know
what you would most appreciate. In
otlur words, I don't know what par
ticular phase of our existence and
duties over hero would int?r?ts you
most. Perhaps lt wiU bo best for mo
to try and relate, on a small scale,
some of the things, or, rather, some
of tho experiences I havo had. from
which you may glean at least ii mea
gre knowiedgo of what constitutes
our dally routine, which, I am afraid,
will not afford much excitement, as
wo aro not leading an exciting life.
Yet it is by no means an uncomfort
able ono. This is far from being a
bad post, especially speaking with
reference to tho high cost of living.
Prices aro quito low compared with
those nt homo, which, of courso. can
bo accounted for through the ex
change value of the dollar. Clothing,
for instance, costs nothing compared
with similar articles at home, while
foodstuff is somewhat high for the
Connan population, but cheap for us,
considering tho exchange. Most all
yes, everything wo havo over hore
we get from tho States, unless it is
something of no importance.
In addition to being very well sat
isfied with living conditions, we are
having, and havo had, tho. opportu
nity of a life-time through being able
to visit many places of Interest in
various sections of Europe, which
amounts to much in an educational
way- and at the same time being
able to study modes of home living,
the commercial and political life of
our neighboring cou ni rles, otc. Since
coming ovorseas In 1!H!>. I have been
very fortunate in being permitted to
visit most all of tho leading cities of
the grouter European countries, such
places as London. Paris, Brussells.
"Rape's Cold Compound" i
Quickest Relief Known
Don'l slay stuffed up! Qnll blow
ing and snuffling! A dose of "Papo'S
Cold Compound" taken every two
?lours until three doses are taken
visually breaks up a severe cold and
-..nds all grippe misery.
The very first dose opens your
cloggod-ttp nostrils and the air pas
sages of the head; stops r.oso run
ning; relieves tho headache, dull
ness, feverishness, snoozing, soreness
"Papo's Cold Compound" ls the
quickest, surest relief known, and
costs only a few cents at drug stores.
It acts without assistance, tastos nico
and contains no quinine. Insist upon
Romo, und many smaller cities ol
groat historical and political interost.
1 think tho most beautiful place that
I have seen, for natural sconory, Is
hero on thc Rhine. 1 Jolnod tho Third
Unitod Statos Army here on tho
Rhino during tho early spring of
lilli), and of course, not knowing
the beauty of tho Rhineland, I was
much pleased and at tho same time
surprised) Since coming to this sta
tion I have hoon on several excur
sions through thu Rhineland, which
is not liing less than an immense val
ley, walled on either side with rug
ged and beautiful natural sconory.
The I.aureli. which we have beard of
so often, is only a short distance
from Coblenz, close by Ringen, an
other well-known place to the tour
ist. lt will be impossible for mo to
describe the valley, lt is one con tin
tinar green vineyard in su m mor,
and is crowned on every side by lofty
erusla, upon which castles in numbers
unknown raise their age-worn bat
tlements io tho bluest of skies. Only
those who have actually seen the
Rhine in the summer and fall months
can really appreciate the best of de
scriptions put down on pa pur. For
that reason 1 will not take a chance
on describing it to you.
And as to the Army.
Well, as to the army, ('oblen/, and
the Rhineland constitute by no means
a bad station, considering thal a fel
low ls a long, long way from home
and friends. I must say that our sol
diers receive tho best of treatment
and attention-the best that money
can procure. They have tho best of
clothing, food, and medical attention
of Ibo first degree. During the five
years of my service I have never
seen an enlisted personnel of the
army that can compare in any way
with the present personnel compos
ing the American forces in Germany.
They arti simply wonderful well set
up. the lirst word in neatness. Their
personal pride as individuals is sim
ply great. I do not think there is a
command that is better trained as a .
winde. Most of our men arc men who
were in the lines all through the war.
which, of course, demanded very lit
tle in the way of training to make
them lio? pride nf Hie army.
As to the officers, I hav . Hie great (
pleasure of knowing and constantly
coming in contact with mon ol' great
ability gentlemen to the last word.'
I doom il useless to describe our of-j
dicer personnel. There's none better.
In connection with Ibo army I have
just taken oath of office ns tl lieu
tenant in infantry. Regular Army,
and I must say that 1 am more than
pleased. I have looked forward to an
appointment as such since entering
the army early in 10 1 ti.
So much for this feeble attempt
to give you a few ideas as lo this
country and what we aro doing. As
I said, I do not know what you would
like most to know, and will reserve
all until I can talk it over with you,
and then you can extract things that
it ls impossible for me to express in j
After all, my experiences, and tho
experiences of thousands of others,
have been more than worth whilo
in many ways-of great importance
to each individual, inasmuch as we
were and are able to know our neigh
boring countries better, which means
more than volumes compiled in his
I will close this badly written let
ter, and at the same Hmo request
that you overlook Its lack of Interest
and Information in general. Please
consider my effort in tho light of a
token of my appreciation for your
good work through Tho Courior.
Please give my best regards to old
friends, especially to my school mates
of days gone by. Tell each of thom
that I have not forgotton ono of
them-that I would gladly writo to
each of thom could I know their pres
ent whereabouts. And all of tho folks
back in the old homo section will
please accept my very best wishes,
together with those of-others who
are members of the American forcos
in Germany. And as this will reach
you not long before tho happy Christ
mas time, permit me, thus far in ad
vance, to extend to one and all the
very best of wishes for a morry
Christmas and a happy, prosperous
New Year! Vory truly.
Thoa. J, Davis,
Lioutenant Infantry IT. S. A.
For Expectant Mothers
USED BY THREE GENERATIONS
IMTI ron BOOKLET OH MOTHERHOOD AND TIM BABY, rna
BRAOPIILO RECULATOR CO., DEPT. ?5 0, ATLANTA, OA.
Spurt, in burg Merchant Murdered.
Spnrtanhurg. Dec. Ith \V. D. Mit
chell, white, aged tis. was found dead
(bis morning in a small store near
this city, of which ho was manager,
with a gunshot wound in his breast.
A pocket book which he was known
to carry was missing, bul it could
not be determined whether the store
had been robbed.
Mills Increase Capital Stock.
Columbia. Dee. lt!. The largest
instance of increase of capital stock
in South Carolina was authorized by
the Secretary of State this afternoon,
the Spartan Mills, of Spartnnburg,
increasing from one million to three
million dollars, w. s. Montgomory.
.1. H. Cleveland, W. J. Britton and
M. B. Montgomery are the directors
of this mill.
Iiis Quinine That Dost Not Affect the Head
neeAU?e of its tonic and laxative effect, I.AXA
TI VU BROMO Qt'INI NK itt better than ordinary
Quinine ?ml dorn not cause nervousnes nor
naging in licn<l. Remember ttie full name ami
look for thc signature of lt, W. OUOVK. 30c.
Child Scalded to Death.
Albany. Ga., Dec 16-Joe, tho 12
' year-old son of Rev. and Mrs, M. IO.
Petty, dlod early to-day of scalds r?
coivod when ho foll Into a kettlo of
bolling syrup at tho homo of his
parents near Donaldsonvillo, (?a.,
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J. IX OLD SANTA'S UAR. A
Carno Just in Tinto.
Tho following letters to "old Santa
Claus" were roeolvod last Wednes
day night-just a day too late lo he
published last week. Hut the good
old fellow is on tho Job every day
right np to Christmas, and wo are
quito sure thal tho loiters will reach
the jolly old fellow in ample time
for him lo meet the wants of each of
the little folks who have wrltton him.
Walhalla. S. C.. Dec. 1 I, 1920.
Dear Santa Claus:
I will write you a few lines to ask
you lo bring some gifts. 1 am a little
girl nine years old. and want you to
bring me a doll and a doll bcd, a
story book, a tea set and sonio candy,
oranges, apples and nuts. And don't
forget my little sister, (leneva. She
wants a little toy train and a doll,
some candy, nuts and apples. 1 And
don't forgot my little sister, Nora
Marguerite. She says she waals a
doll. I will close with best wishes.
Annie Mae Harklns.
Picket Host School,
Dear Santa: Dec. 1 4, 1920.
Please bring me some tire-crackers,
sky-rockets, sparklers, and some or
anges, candy, bananas and nuts.
Your friend, Reese Hubbard.
Walhalla. S. C.. Dec. 1 1, 1920.
Dear Old Santa:
I want you to come to see me and
bring me a Utile automobile, fire
crackers, oranges, candy, sparklers
and some nuts.
Your little friend, .loo Lay.
Walhalla. S. C., Dec. I 4, 1920.
Dear Santa Claus:
I want you to come to see ire and
bring me a necklace, a doll, so;i"
nu s. oranges and candy. And bring
my little brother Edward a lillie
wagen and some candy. And please
don't forget mama and daddy.
Your little friend,
Walhalla. S. C.. Dec. I 1, 1920.
Dear Santa :
Please hi ing me some tire-crackers,
oranges and nuts, and a little wagon.
Your little friend, \
Walhalla, S. C., Dec. 14, 192o.
Dear Santa :
Please bring me some apples and
a doll, candy and nuts.
Your little friend.
Walhalla, S. C.. Dec. 14, 1&20<
Ploase bring me some firecrack
ers, some oranges, nuts and candy.
Your little friend,
Walhalla, S. C., Dec. 14, 192D.
I am a little girl eight years old,
and am in the. third grade., I want
you to come to see me Christmas eve
night and bring qie a big sleeping
doll, doll carriage, tea set and or
anges, candy and nuts. Please, Santa,
bring all those things.
Your friend, Hcrnice Harrison.
Walhalla. S. C., Dec. 1 t, 1920.
Dear Old Santa:
Please bring me a doll and doll
carriage, a little stove and some
vases; also some oranges, nuts and
candles. Your llttlo friend,
Walhalla, S. C., Dec. 14, 1920.
Please como to my house and bring
me some vases, a doll, toy plano,
some raisins, butternuts, oranges and
candy. Your little friend,
Walhalla, S. C., Dec. l i, 1920.
I am going to write you a lotter
this time, for I want, you to come to
see me. I go to school and am In the
third grade. I want you to bring mo
a doll and doll carrlago, and lots of
good things to eat. Cood-byo, dear
old Santa. Your llttlo friend,
Walhalla, S. C.. Dec. 1 I, 1920.
Ploase bring me a little wagon, an
automobile, somo oranges, candy,
and some flro-crackers.
Your little friend. Lee Powell.
STOMACH 0. K.
Indigestion, Acidity, Sourness
and Gases ended with
Millions of people know that it is
needless lo bo bothered with indiges
tion, dyspepsia or a disordered stom
ach. A few tablets of Pape's Dlapep
sin neutralize acidity ami give relief
When your meals don't flt and you
fool uncomfortable when you belch
I gases, acids or raise sour, undi
gostod food -when you feol lumps of
indigestion pain, heartburn or head
ache, from acidity, jus; on I n tablet
of Rape's Dla pepsin, and (ho stomach
distress is gone.
Tho cost ls so little. Tho benefits
so grout. You, too, will bo n Diapop
sin enthusiast afterwards, -adv.
Prof. Pickering's theory is that tho
moon was thrown off from tho earth
from whoro the Pacific ocean now is.
Tho prickly pear, which alroady
infests 22,000,000 acres In Australia,
sproads at tho rato of 1,000,000 acros
SOUTH CAROLINA FKDKltAL TAX
Amount?) to Dargo Sum-Income Tux
is I,aigest Singlo Source.
Columbia, Dec. tl.-South Caro
lina paid to tho Federal government.
In taxes a total of $27,074,436.83,
tho majority of this figure coming
from income taxes during the fiscal
?year from July I, 1910, to June 30,
I 1920, according to thc report of tho
I commissioner of internal revenue.
: received at the South Carolina offices
i hero yesterday.
i Besides income taxes the tobacco
tax, the occupational taxes, the docu
mentary stamps and thc whiskey tax
brought in considerable sums. The
income tax alone paid in this State
for the fiscal year was ^>z;i,i>4 3,
518.47. Taxes on distilled spirits
j was very low, only reaching $154.59.
! The rectifiers'" tax was $8ti2.5 0, while
the total collected from retail liquor
dealers was $2,169.22. The revenue
from wholesale liquor dealers was
Manufacturers of stills paid the
sum pf $249.03 as taxes, and the
floor tax on spirits was $54,655.27.
j The revonue from rectified spirits
reached $207.35. Tobacco brought
in $116,383.23, and oleomargarine
$3,794.66. Documentary stamps pro
duced $541,550.03, and public utili
ties $148,775.68. The insurance tax
was $43,971.76, and tho manufactur
ers' excise tax was $638,817.08. Thc
I occupational tax nottod $796,394.34,
I and miscellaneous taxes brought in
Colds Cause Grip and Influenza
LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablet? remove th?
1 cause, here U only one "Bromo Quinine." E. W,
GROVE'S shin ature on the box. 30c.
It Brought Advantages.
Her husband has lost his money,
and she was lemonting the fact that
now her daughters must go without
the advantages she had hoped to give
That meant an education in a pri
vate school, European travel and
other things of tho ?ort which com
mon peoplo cannot have.
For what is an '"advantage" if any
body can have it ?
And then a second woman spoke
"We also lost our money, bul it
brought advantages to mo. I do my
own work, and I know tho cost In
labor of every little dainty and every
elegance. At my own back door,
which I used never to go near, I talk
Ito all sorts and conditions of men,
and I know their point of view. I
have, le med moro nt my door about
foreigners and their ways than I
loamed through months of travel
"As for my daughters, they have
discovered thal decent clothes and
throe square monis a day aro no
small blessing; t hey know how to
do useful things; they do not imag
ino that there is something peculiar
ly respectable about Idleness; if they
ovor marry they will not demand im
possibilities from their husbands, and
they will not think lifo a failuro If it
docs not bring them something which
others cannot have as well.
"If tho special opportunities you
speak of happen to como their way,
so much the hotter. But If thoy enn't
make lifo worth living without some
kind of 'advantage' over others, thou
they aro Inferior to tho people that
??O w !
No man ever smoked a /
better c??*iy e;:?.e f.r :in Camel I
You'll find Oameb equalled by
any cigarette in the world at ?ny
price because Camels combine
every feature that can make a
Camels expert blend of choice
Turkish and qhoice Domestic
tobaccos puts Camels in a class by
themselves. Their smoothness
will appeal to you, and permit
you to smoke liberally without tir
ing your taste !
Camels leave no unpleasant ciga
retty aftertaste nor unpleasant
cigaretty odor !
You'll prefer Camels blend to either
kind of tobacco smoked straight !
Cmmela are sold evorynrhero in scientifically sealed
packn?cn of 20 ciiinretloa; br ten packat?ea (300
cidareltfs) in a gtassino-paper-covored carton. Wo
strongly recommend thia carton for tho homo or
O?'tco supply or whon you travo/.
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Winston-Salom, N. C.
Here's Your Chance
The Keowee Courier,
Either paper well worth Combination
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i?or 12 Months
'of land containing one-fourth of ono
' acre, more or les?, situate, lying and
I being in the town of Seneca, County
of Oconoe, State of South Carolina,
j fronting on tho west sido of Oak
street, adjoining lots of Anneky Hart
STATE OE SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF OCONEE.
In Court of Common Pleas.
Pursuant to docrecs of tho afore- Mn~~on" tnoNorth, estate of 'Lewis
said Court in the cases named below, choleo on tho Wost, and Henry WU
I will offer for sale, to the highest
bidder, In front of tho Court House
door, at Walhalla, South Carolina, on
MONDAY, the 3d day of JANUARY.
Hams on the South, and known in
the plan of said town as the southern
portion of Lot No. 250, and hoing tho
samo lot conveyed to John Purvous
1921, between tho legal hours rjurrlss by Harrison Wiggins by deed
MONDAY, tho 6th day of DEC EM
HER, 10 2 0. between the legal hours
of salo, thc tracts of land below de
Mrs. Jannie Sisk and Lee Sisk, I
Annie (Sisk) Chapman, Agnes Sisk;
and S. M. Littleton, Defendants.
All that certain piece, parcel or
traci Of land, situate, lying and 'oe- .
lng in tho County and State afore
said, containing '>'.) acres, mon? or
less, near Salem, adjoining lands of
bearing date the 2d day of January,
li) 12, and recorded '/ Clorks's office,
Oconoe County, S. C., in Deed Hook
PP, pago 10.
Terms of Salo-('ash.
Purchaser to pay extra for deed
and stamps. W. O. WHITE,
Master for Oconoe County, S. C.
Dec. I.'., 1020. r?o-r?2 .
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND
All persons Indebted to tho Estate
lanie Sisk, J. A. Robertson, J. F. ; of H. C. CHILDERS, Deceased, are
Fowler, L. M. Brown and others, and horoby notified to moko payment
hoing the same tract of land con
voyod to ll. L. Sisk by his wife, Jan
to tho undorslgnod. and nil porsonf"
having claims against said Estntt.
will present tho samo, duly attestod.
Terms of Sale.-Cash. That In within tho Hmo prescrlbod by law.
event of tho failure of th* purchaser, i ?r be barred. C. II. MILLER,
or pur ch asor s, to comply with tho ! Administrator of the Estnto of H. 0.
terms of Halo within five days from
day of salo, tho Master do re-adver
tlse and rc-soll said premises on the
following Salesday, or on some con
venient' Salesday thereafter, at the
risk of tho former purchaser, or pur
chasers. ?nd that he continue so to
do until ho shall have found a pur
chaser, or purchasors, who shall com
ply with tito terms of salo.
Purchaser to pay extra for papers
and stamps. W. O. WHITE,
Master for Oconeo County, S. C.
Mlnnlo Harriss, Pontiff,
Purvous Hurrlss ot al. Defendants.
All that cortain pioco, parcol or lot
Nov. 24, 1020. 47-fiO
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND
All persons indebted to tho Estate
of BESSIE SIMS, Docoasod, aro
horoby notified to make payment
to tho undersigned, and all per
sons having claims against said es
tate will present tho same, duly at
testod, within tho time proscribed by
law, or bo barred.
Administratrix of tho Estato of Bos
sle Sims, Doconsed.
Doc. 1, 1920. 48-51