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By Steck, Shclur HugliM & Shclor.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNj
Year 19 21
?; The profound- significance of the season prompts
an expression of gratitude to those, who have con
tHtut^d to our. suc??ss during the twenty-nine years
of our business experience?
Amidst the vicissitudes incident to deflation, we
have seen the lucrative earnings of a highly profitable
period fade into insignificance; but with ample capital,
unequaled facilities, and the confidence and respect of
loyal friends, we look forward with pleasant anticipa
tion to a Prosperous New Year,
We acknowledge with grateful appreciation the
favors which you nave shown us during the year
just closing, and that priceless though intangible asset
-your good will-which we prize beyond measure,
% We hope to merit your continued confidence and
aim to serve you helpfully in the future.
C. W. & J. E. Bauknight,
WALHALLA, S. C.
Highest Market Price Paid for Cotton.
Also have ample warehouse facilities for
storing cotton. See me if you want to
cither sell or store.
Office in Moss & Ansel's Store.
BAYLIS W. HARRISON,
Walhalla; S, C,
Sept, 27, J920-39-tf.
DEATH OF *IHS. GEO. ULLMXIill.
Aged I/Udy Paused Away After Long
Illness-Taken to Baltimore.
There are many who will learn
with regret of the death of Mrs. Geo.
Blumner, which occurred at the home
of Mrs. Mary N. Ansel, in Walhalla,
on Sunday night last at 10.15 o'clock.
Mrs. Blumner had been seriously ill
for some three months past, and lt
was known that her condition was be
yond hope of recovery, the only ser
vice that could be rendered her being
to make the remaining days of lifo
as comfortable as possible. She suf
fered from a serious heart trouble,
which was complicated by other dis
eases incident to age.
Mrs. Blumner wa3 a native of Ger
many, having been born in Hamburg
on July 10th, 184 0. In early life she
was married to George Blumner, and
shortly after their marriage they
came to America, residing most of
the time in Baltimore. Before mar
riage she was Miss Dorothy Lauter
bach. Her husbnnd died In Baltimore
in 1907, his body being burled in
Woodlawn cemetory, 'Baltimore.
Three children were horn to Mr.
and, Mrs. Blumner, these being Mrs.
A. R. L. Donnie, of Baltimore, who
died In 1008; Frances (Mrs. John A.
Ansel) of Walhalla, and Henry Blum
ner, of Baltimore, who died In 1911.
'Mrs. Blumner had made her home in
Walhalla with her daughter, Mrs. J,
A. Ansel, sinco Oct. 8, 1909. She ls
survived by only one daughter, Mrs.
Ansel, and there are nine grand
children, six of these . being the
daughters of Mrs. Donnie and ono
son and two daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. Ansel. Mrs. Blumner was the
last member of her own family.
Tho deceased was a splendid wo
man, a devout Christian and a de
voted member of tho Lutheran
church. Her kindly disposition and
her Interest In tho welfare of othors
drow to her many friends among our
people, and she was "at home" to a
marked degreo In Walhalla, whero
her friends were counted by the num
ber of her acquaintances. She will
bo greatly missed by a wide circle of
frlonds, who grieve with the be
reaved ones nt the passing of a sin
coro, loving and lovable friend.
Funornl services wore held at tho
Ansel homo on Main street at 1.30
o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the ser
vices hoing conducted by Hov. W. B.
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Meetings will be held, weather per
mitting, on Tuesday night, Jan. 4,
at Retreat No. 1 school house.
Thursday night, Jan. Gth, at South
Friday night, Jan. 7th, at Tabor
These meetings will be for the pur
pose of discussing tho matter of sell
ing cotton co-operatively and buying
The farmers of these soctions are
urged to attend these meetings.
The meetings will begin at 7 p. m.
Itctrent Warehouse Gradea.
The records of tho Retreat Com
munity Warehouse have boon re
cently checked over, and farmers
should be interested In knowing that
a large amount of cotton storod there
graded and stapled above middling,
Of tho 379 bales stored there prior
to Dec. 13th, all of which were grad
ed and stapled by tho official gov
ernment grader at Westminster, tho
grades and staples ran as follows:
134 bales strict middling, 1 in.;
72 bales middling, 1 In,; GC bales
good middling, 1 In.; 39 bales
strict middling, 1 l-l G In.; 23 bales
good middling, 1 I-1C in.; 12 bales
middling, 1 1-1G In.j 9 bales good
middling tinged, 1 in.; 7 bales mid
dling, 7-8 in.; 4 bales good mid
dling, 7-8 In.; 4 bales strict mid
dling, 7-8 In.; 2 bales good mid
dling tinged, 7-8 In.; 2 bales strict
middling tingod. 1 in.; 2 bales strict
low middling ,1 In.; 1 bale middling,
1 1-8 In.; 1 bale middling, 1 1-4 in.;
1 bale strict middling tingod, 7-8 in.
Records on tho grades of cotton
stored In tho South Union and Tabor
warehouses will be printed soon.
Geo. R. Briggs, County Agent.
Aull, of St. John's Lutheran, church,
assisted by Rev. EB. P, Taylor, of the
Methodist church. After tho services
at tho home tho remains wore taken
to the Blue Ridge depot and carried
to Baltimore for Interment by the
side of her husband. Mr. mid Mrs
.lohn A. Ansel accompanied tho re
mains to Baltimore.
Tho bereaved ones have tho sym
pathy of many friends in their sor
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THE WOftK OF COCNTV j fcSgJXT. I
Momo Things Hoing Dono and i'lan*
' :ned by Oconco's County Agent.
- For the information of the genet al '
public of Oconee county Wie follow
ing brief outline ls given ortb^e. activ
ities now under, way or planned by
Geo. R. Briggs, Oconee1 county'^ ag
ricultural demonstration agent.
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1. Ho bas organized boys club
work with 56 members. Most of these
aro completing their records, show
ing good yields and profits. He has
recently held the first club show ever
held in the county. Making good
farmers out of the young boys Ak one
of tho most important phases ot dem
onstration work. . .,'.'
2. He hos heV,' a number of soil
building meetings, which were weil
attended. AB a result of these meet
ings he has stimulated interest, -in
cover crops and has. ordered co-op
eratively for farmers over 5,000
pounds of crimson icldver and 1,000
pounds of vetch. This alone saved t^?
farmers concerned $200-over (ijjie
month's salary.. But the big result
of this sort of work ls In teaching me
farmers co-operative buying and ^n
helping them to improve their soils.
3. He has aided in the establish
ment of three community co-opera
tive warehouses, with a total capac
ity of 1,100 bales. With the assisi-,
anco of the cotton grader cotton .la.
now being graded and stored for bet
ter marketing conditions.
4. He lias helped in securing, a
cotton grader at Westminster for
the county and is impressing the p$b
ple with .the value of the cotton
grader's services. Through this co?
ton grader the farmers are learning*?
to their surprise and satisfaction;1'
thal iu.osjL.of Ihelr.cotton, \i lie?wi
grade tnaii usually understood, and
much of lt one and one-sixteenth inch
staple. This knowledge as to' the true
grade and staple will help the farm
ers to command two cents or more
premium above tho usual prices,
which are based on seven-olgths inch
5. Ile has helped to establish the
Bear *Creek Drainage District, which
would result in the draining and im
proved value of about 4 00 acres of
land. Other drainage districts are be
ing worked up also.
G. He has taken groups of farmers
on observation tours especially to
study cover crops and tho successful
methods of good farmers.
7. He has furnished the throe
newspapers of the county timely agri
cultural news and instructions,which
the farmers themselves say are very
8. With tho aid of tho cotton gra
der ho Is now working out plans to
pool tho cotton which ls being ware
housed, and In this way market it to
better advantage to the fa-mers.
9. Ho is planning to develop co
operative marketing of live stock for
tho mountain farmers, and various
other farm products for tho farmers
10. He is planning to help farmore
buy fertilizers co-operatively for thc
next season. Co-operative buying and
home mixing will save $5 to $10 pei
11. To aid the fruit growers he hat
arranged to have winter spray mate
rial made at the farm of Dan E. Good
at a big saving to the orchard own
ers. Ile is working to develop orchard
associations for the mutual benefit ol
12. Ile is working also to help es
tablish now money crops and a bettci
system of diversified farming, em
phnslzlng pure seeds and bettor vari
elles, proper fertilization, suitable ro
These are a few of tho things thai
Oconee's demonstration agent ls do
ing for the benefit of tho farmers anc
tho advancement of agriculture ii
Oconee, There aro ninny other item:
that might be mentioned wherebj
hundreds of dollars have been savo<
to the farmers of or county. One In
stance that has come under our no
tice in the recent past was lils will
lng activity in checking a bog dis
oaso In one of the communities of om
county, his efforts proving effoctive
thornby saving to tho hog raiser? o
that community many timos his sal
nry for months. Othor things hav<
from time to time boon callod to tin
attention of tho public, and It is bc
lng demonstrated every day that Oco
nco to-day has the host farm demon
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>N. ACREAGE REDUCTION.
wy. 3d Set as Dato for Scouring
Reduction for 1021 Crop.
t Sou th Carolina Cotton Asso
," "at tiioir annual meeting on
^ decided that the only hope
Cation for the cotton growers
feral flnancinl interests of the
m to reduce the 19 21 cotton
(i at least 50 per cent. Thia j
pn memorialized Governor '
issue a proclamation call
?3tho formers and business
to St?te to lay aside their
?BS on Jan. 3d, 1921 and
r*?t'?neHc?unty Court Houses all
oVer the State, Governor Cooper has
Issued this proclamation and call.
Now, in answer to tho call from
the 'Governor, 1 hereby call all cit
izens of Oconeo county interested in
or affected by the over-production of
cotton and the low price, to meet at
Walhalla, in the Court House, on
Jan. 3d, 1921, nt 11.30 a. m., for
the purpose of devising ways and
means to bring about this reduction,
and thereby do our part in the great
offort and movement to redeem tho
South from the cloud of poverty and
bankruptcy that is now overshadow
ing every business industry.
The following citizens aro request
ed to be present and prepared to give
ten-minute talks along the line of
this reduction and the best method
to put it into effect. Wm. J. Strip
ling, J. J. Ballonger, T. P. Anderson,
J. H. Brown, P. S. Holleman, R. T.
Jaynes, K. W. Marett, and others.
It cnn be done; it should be done
-lt MUST bo done.
J. P. Stribling,
Pros. Oconee Cotton Association.
SUMTER MAN IS SHOT TO DEATH.
Trouble Arose Over Attention? of
Slayer to Victim's Daughter.
Sumter, Doc. 26.-Edgar Dradley,
21 years of age, shot and instantly
killed Prank Outlaw, G5 years old,
late yesterday afternoon at the lat
ter's house about three miles from
Sumter. Shortly after the shooting
Bradley came to tho city and surren
dered to the sheriff. He is now in
The trouble arose, it Is alleged,
over a controversy caused by Bradley
going with tho daughter of Mr. Out
law. lt is stated that the young wo
man carno to Sumter with a cousin,
but later loft him and went with
Bradley, who took her home In his
automobile. It is reported that tho
father became angry and threatened
Bradley, and lt is further stated that
Mr. Outlaw got a gun, and that Brad
ley ran to his own car, begging Mr.
Outlaw not to advance on him. Brad
loy got a gun out of his car, and,
with Mr. Outlaw following him, it is
nllegod, opened fire. Two shots wore
fired, ono load taking effect in tho
left shoulder and tho othor In tho
face, tho latter causing almost In
stant doath. The deceased leaves a
large family connection.
stratton agent sho has over had, and
not only that, but ono of the best and
most activo, interested agents in tho
Ld all kinds of HAT]
qiiick notice. It h
.ail, or with teams-8
?IVE ME A TRIAI
Lfference if you wis:
can get you there i
CAN'T TKI/L A1IOUT INFLUENZA.
Oiic^, Attack Seem? to Confer Immu
nity to Sufferer for YOUTH.
Washington, D. C., Doc. 24.
"There is absolutely no way of defi
nitely foretelling whether this winter
will witness any recurrence of influ
enza In epidemic form," Bald Surgeon
General H. S. Cumming, of the Uni
ted States Public Health Service. "As
a result, however, of very careful
analyses of tho epidemiology of In
fluenza, especially as tho result of
lntonslve studios In homos whore in
fluenza occurred in 1918 and 1919,
influenza appears lo confer a definite
immunity to subsequent attacks-an
immunity lasting for sevornl years.
Inasmuch as tho epidemic of 1918
and 1919 affected so very large a pro
portion of the population there would
seem to be reasonable grounds for
believing that, oven If flu should
become prevalent hero and there, it
would not assume tho epidemic pro
portions of tho past two years, nor
would lt rage In such severo form.
"It is unfortunate that tho public
becomes so Intensely interested In
spectacular epidemic outbreaks of
disease and ls so little moved by the
dally occurrence of many prevent
able deaths In all parts of tho coun
try. Of the one and one-quarter mil
lion deaths occurring in the United
.States annually, ht least 100,000
could easily be prevented by the ap
plication of available medical knowl
edge. For example, one of the dis
eases which becomes prevalent about
this time of tho year ls diphtheria.
This disoaso Is responsible for about
ir>,000 deaths In the United Sta cr
nnnually. Practically every one of
these deaths could bo prevented, for
not only have we an effective anti
toxin for treating tho disease when
lt occurs, but what ls still moro Im
portant, we are now able, by moans
of a simple skin test, to determine
which children are susceptible to
diphtheria, and, this ascertained, we
can effectively immunize thom so as
to protect them against this disease.
"The 1 0,000 or more deaths from
typhoid fever that occur annually In
the United States could also be very
largely prevented If communities
everywhere would make certain that
their water and milk supplies were
protected, and if ?implo precautions
were taken in homes where typhoid
fever occurs, lt is encouraging to
know that smallpox has been so well
controlled that at present tho aver
age deaths from lt in tho United
Rtntes number only 4 00 annually.
Nevertheless, these 4 00 deaths aro
entirely unnecessary, for vaccination
has long shown Itself an effective
means of control."
Tn almost every community In tho
Country tho wastage In Infant lives
Is still enormous, especially when
contrasted with that In New Zealand,
for example, whore the death rato ls
only r?0 per thousand births In tho
first year of lifo as against 100 In
tho United States.
Commenting on this, Surgeon Gen
eral Cumming said:
"Tho oxponso of Ufo-savlng
through tho prevention and control
of disoaso by well dlrcctod hoalth
measures Is very small Indeed when
contrasted with tho saving effected.
ON THE SPOT.
rjLING any time
\ cheaper to move
md much quicker.
h to move 5 miles
quicker than any
YOUNO HBT1UCK is umi .s HOI?
In Columbia and Returned to Geor
gia to Faco Charger.
(Atlanta Georgian, 25th.)
Will F, Hetrick, fugitive president
of tho ?cworth Manufacturing Com
pany, who left Atlanta on Oct. 10.
after being roloased at Marietta on
a $5,000 bond, when ho was chargodl
with embezzling funds of tho com
pany said to total nonrly $9 0,000,.
reached Atlantn from Columbia, S..
C., Friday morning at 7.25 o'clock;
in tho company of Dbputy Sheriff .TV
M. ?Salidora, of Cobb county, and W.^
JR.. Adamt^;JytMjal4e.ta^j<e.^- v^?rt?^.V^^te
Mr. Adariia, of the Adams Detec
tive Agency hero, arrested Mr. Het
rick in Columbia Wednesday. Hot
rick was lodged in tho Fulton tower
on reaching Atlanta. Ho will bo kept
there for several days before rofuo
val to Marietta. Ho has retained
Herbert Clay, of Marietta, as coun*
When ho' stopped from tho train
at the Terminal Station Hetrick was
unwilling to talk to newspaper men.
excepting to say that he would provo
his innoconco of the charges of em
bezzlement, and that his disclosures,
would Involve "men higher up."
Mr. Adams told a representative)
of the Georgian Friday that ho rec
ognized Hetrick ns soon as he saw
him from a photograph the detective
"1 saw him on tho street, stopped
him, extended my hand, and said.
'Why, hello, there! Don't you re
member me, Hetrick?' " said Mr. Ad
ams. "Hetrick looked at mo a mo
ment, and of course did not recog
nize mo, ns he had novor soon me
before. Ho oxtended his right hand,
and. my identification was complete,
because 1 know of a ring that he
wore on a certain finger on that
hand. Whon ho gazed into my oyes,
he suddenly turned palo. I arrested
him and brought him back."
NEGRO FA ILM HAND KILLS TWO.
Father and Daughter Killed-Sou/*
Aro Shot by Man.
Wilson, Ark., Dec. 25.-Posses to
night aro scouring tho river bottom*
near here in search of Howard Lyons,
negro farm hand, who late to-day
shot and killed O. T. Craig. 02 voar*
of age, a planter living near boro,
and Craig's daughter, Mrs. C. G. Wil
liamson, and wounded Craig's two
Tho Craigs were eating their
Christmas dinner when a negro wo
man ran Into tho houso saying that
Lyons was chasing her. Craig wont
to the porch to remonstrate wita tho
negro and was shot down, dying a
few moments lator. Mrs. Williamson?
rai; to hor fathor's assistance arm?
was Instantly killed. Tho two yoniifr
mon wore shot as they carno out of
tho houso. 'Both woro taken ti? a
Memphis hospital and will reco*. er.
I would strongly urgo tho pooplo of
this country to rocognizo tho fact th.\t
expenditures in this direction consti
tute tho moBt profltablo form of in
vestment. Effoctlvo measures of
health conservation constitute a most
urgont need of this reconstruction