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WALHALLA, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. Iii, 1?2I
THE "SAVE A CHILD "ECND.
East week we presented several ap
peals for aid for the starving little
children of Europe. Several re
sponses have been received, and wo
give the following letter to the pub
lic This lotter is illustrative of the
fact to which wo called attention 111
last week's paper, namely, thal while
many bave been giving to Ibis and
other worthy like causes, we can. if
wo will, give still more. The letter:
"Richland, S. C., Jun. 8, 192 l.
"Editor Keowee Courier:
"I am enclosing checks for $15.00
ns contributions for tito Ruroponn
Relief Fund, in answer to your ap
peal, as follows:
J. J. Dallengcr .$ 5.00
S. N. Hughs . 5.00
W. ll. Hughs. f>.00
"I will contribute $5.00 more about
Feb. 5th. As I understand it. this ii
a different call to tho Near East Re
lief, and most, of us are contributing
monthly to that cause. Keep this
.latter beforo us!
"W. II. Hughs."
We have several other amounts to
dd to tho above, making the list in
ull lo date RS follows:
From V Hugh- ! i it]
(The remittance of Mrs. Carrie H.
Stock has already boen forwarded.)
This is a good beginning, hut we
ought to be able to send in more for
this worthy cause. Who will add to
thc list for next week's remittance?
Added to tho appeals of last week
wc aro in receipt of the following let
ter from headquarters, under date
of .lan. 10:
"Calling attentiou to a statement
Issued by President Wilaon. in which
he said that at least a million peo
ple in the Near East will be in im
minent danger of starvation unless
aid is sent them by America, E. O.
Plack, treasurer for ?South Carolina
of the Near East Relief, yesterday
issued another appeal to the people
of the State to contribute to this
fund. Tho full text of tho statement
issued by President Wilson was given
out by Mr. Black, as follows:
" 'None of our allies in the great
war suffered moro severely in propor
tion to thoir number, than did the
Armenians, Assyrians and other peo
ples of the Near East, who fought
so bravely with us and for us.
" 'During the last few years these
peoples have suffered untold hard
ships and losses, and now, nt tho be
ginning of the winter, when it was
hoped that theso burdens would be
lightened, another great disaster has
overtaken them. Through Hie activi
ties of their enemies on all sides -
Turkish Nationalists. Kurds and Bol
shevists the Armenian Republic has
been overrun, and thousands of peo
ple who had begun to rehabilitate
themselves have been driven from
their homes. Recent cables state that
the roads to llatum are jammed with
refugees, women and children, shoe
less and without food. Large num
bers of refugees ure also appearing
al Tillies. Aleppo and other centers
in Ibo Nour Rost, At least I,ooo,ooo
people will bo in imminent danger of
starvation unless aid i.< again sent
' 'Relief work in this section of the
world is entirely under the direction
of Near East Relief, incorporated by
Congress. Since this organization
was formed lt has raised and dis
bursed with groat economy and effi
ciency moro than $11.000,000 In
cash. It has commissioned moro than
1,000 workers, of whom more than
500 are now In the Near East, ad
ministering 229 orphanages, 6.1 hos
pitals, 11 rescue homes and numer
ous Industrial enterprises, In addi
tion to an enormous rollef work. A
nation has been saved-nt least 1.
000,000 persons aro alivo to-day who
would havo perlshod but for tho gen
erosity of Americans.
"'Tho 1 10,000 orphans who aro
now hoing cared for by Near Bus
Itollef, and wholly dependent upon
it for all tho necessities of life, will
furnish Ibo future leadership of tho
Near Wast. We dare not lot them per
That ts a strong appeal. Not only
are the babes of 'he Near Hast en
dangered, hut tho adult population
as well -a blow at the present and
the future. Can we not still do more?
Just before we were ready to close
the forms before going to press, wo
received from "A Friend. Walhalla,
a contribution of $2.50 to he added
to the fund for the starving children
of Ku ropo. This, added to the sums
acknowledged above, makes a total
of $32f?0 for the "Save a Child"
While it was our intention origi
nally only to make the effort for tho
children's fund, on the suggestion of
Mr. Hughs, of Richland, and in ac
cord with the additional appeal that
has been sent us, we will, if any may
desire to contribute through us to
the other relief fund, accept, ac
knowledge and remit amounts that
may ho contributed for the Near East
work. In sending any contribution,
no matter how small it may be, you
should designate distinctly to what
fund you wish your contribution ap
GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT WORK.
Tho General Assembly of South
Carolina began its 1P2 1 session in
Columbia yesterday. Oconee's three
representatives-Senator W. P. Ma
son and Representatives E. P. Bruce
and W. L. Halton-left Monday for
Columbia in order to be present at
the opening of ?ho session. Senator
Mason was in The Courier office for
a brief time the latter part of last
week, and requested us to state to
the people of Oconee for him that he
will take it as a great favor if every
citizen who feels that he has some
suggestion to make or Idea to ad
vance, for the good of the general
public, if he will feel perfectly free
to communicate to him (Senator Ma
li ''n 1 ?> .
<u' .tue -\ ol? ? ? ti nts in wii Kp pre?'
\:!u\u tt ?i un i li .u> liit?* i ; hi< i
jw sivot in ij br i ?'hoi mau
The General Assembly this year is
going to have its hands full, for there
Is much that will have to be done
that will call for very earnest con
sideration and thoughtful study. No'
the least of the problems that will
have to be settled will be the matter
of excessive taxation. The cry is go
ing up from every county in the State
against the abnormally high taxe.; of
the past year and appealing for som -
relief at the hands of the legislative
body. There is a delicate du .y to
perform in this matter, for certainly
lt seems that the unparalleled rise
in taxos during tho paji year are
scarcely warranted whoa tho mn tier
of efficiency of sorvico rendered is
taken Into consideration, or the vis
ible results of the large expenditures
that have been made. It ls woll said
that the people do not, as a rule, ob
ject lo taxation so iong as they can
seo, or be shown, where the expendi
tures made give adequate results. It
is notable the unanimity of tho cry
from all parts of the State durliu'
the past few weoks as to tho Inabil
ity of tho people to sec where tho
excessive taxes paid havo been of
general benefit. And they have not.
But this fact ls largely due to the
period of high costs and rockloss ex
travagance, through which, happily,
we havo about emerged.
The General Assembly should, wo
think, give earnest heed to the cries
of the over-burdened tax-payers and
seek to lower the rate wherevor a
lower levy ls practical. But the job
of settling these questions is no little
one, and our law-makers should con
sider the fact that lowering efficiency
of service, or crippling any institu
tion of prime importance in the State
is false economy, even though by
such a course the tax levy might he
reduced and the tax burden light
ened. We hope that our representa
tives will give careful thought to
this matter, and that the action of
the whole body will be so conserva
tive, yet not tainted with any de
structive element, that the hoped-for
relief may be given without detri
mental effects resulting to any insti
tution or department of the govern
And AVoll Said, at That.
"Who was lt that wrolo tho line,
'A little learning ls a dangerous
thing?" askod tho Old Fogy.
"Musi have boon somo man who
was trying to run an automobile for
the first time," replied tho Grouch.
NOTES FROM CONEllOSS SECTION
Activities ill tile Church mid Sunday
Conoross, Jan, 10.-Special: Mis.;
(?race Abbott, ono of tho teachers of
niuo Midge school, attended 1 the
Teachers' Association mooting,which
was held at Westminster, in the audi
torium, oil Saturday. Jan. S.
Miss Kathleen Dodd, of Westmhi-'
Bier, ls spending this week with her
parents in that place after supplying I
as teacher for Miss Dena Abbott, ll
ls probable that Miss Dodd w?]U bel
needed next week also, as Miss*'Ab
bott's condition will not warrant
her resuming her work as yet. Miss
Dona i.s much improved, though not
altogether recovered from an attack
Prayer services wore begun last
Thu randy evening at tho Baptist
church of Conoross, and will con
tinue to be held on Thursday even
ing of each week at 7.15 o'clock. The
pastor had with him last wook Hov.
G. E. Smith, tho able pastor of Eman
uel church, who gave us a splendid
talk for tho Initial sorvlco of tho
prayer meeting. Tho subject for the
service next week will be "Prayer,
and the Scripture to be used will bo
the ."> I st Psalm. Let every interested
member of Coneross church read Da
vid's Prayer in this Psalm and bo
present al the prayer service
Miss Howley Hunsinger was hos
tess to the class of young men of
which she is teacher on Friday even
ing last from 7 to 11 o'clock. Thc
class was formally organized by the
election of the following ollicers:
Walter Dark worth, president; .lames
Deal, vice president, and T. D. Dar
ker, secretary-treasurer. At the next
meeting of the class the various com
mittees will be appointed. Thej.pns
tor was present at the above knen
tioncd social mooting and gaye a
most interesting talk on "How rb be
tho best class in the Sunday school."
Mrs. I fly ses Smith and two little
sons, \hbott and Marshall, spent the
past week at the home of Mrs.Smith's
father. .1. Davis Abbott.
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Alexander have
returned to their home here, afiel
an extended visit Lo their parents in
Greenville and Piedmont, respective
Mr. and Mrs. Palm Blanchbtt, of
>,<.-... Wnlhilln were recoi ' gui^tr nf
da 111 OH ti i hi? el) v. inn atty.
tidgo Al bot i is ?it homo ajjf in,:
.fir .. H .. di?v.- ?tay jil ci jj i.tfcei \
\\v and Mr v J Fi M "i?> :..':/'(! MI j
' '1 ' ' <ulih'-' '<' '' .. u a ... :
tiiiuiur .MciJonaici and two children,
Remember the preaching service
and business mooting of the church
on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 3.30 p. m.
Preaching services again on Sunday
morning, Jan. 17, at 11 o'clock. A
good service is anticipated. The pas
tor will spoak from this text: "I am
ready." (Romans 1:16.)
Gaffney, S. C., .lan. 7.-According
to ono of Oaffnoy's physicians, the
population of Cherokee county is
increasing by leaps and bounds. This
physician says that bc has officiated
at the birth of 15 3 infants since Jan
uary 1st of last year, and, with the
exception of throo, all are at this
time living and doing well. As there
are nine physicians in active practice
in tho town of Gaffney, and If the
records of tho others anything like
approximate that of this physician.
lt will bo soon that there has been
an enormous increase in thc popula
tion of thc county during the past 12
Thieve? Milked His Cows.
Anderson, Jan. 7.'-Sneak thieves
visited the cow barn of Baylis N.
Maxwell, tied the heads of his two
fine .Jersey cows to the ceiling of the
barn, and thon milked them. Mr.
Maxwell said he could understand
why the thieves wanted tho milk,but
he could not understand why thoy
tied the cows' heads in such an un
comfortable postilion. He did not
mind losing the milk so much ns he
did (he cruel treatment of his good
"Tomahawk" Stumped Them All.
Springfield, 111. "Tomalia wk" ls
tho hardest word to spel In tho Fng
list language, says young Dallas Hill.
lie spelled it "totnohawk," there
by losing out as the champion grade
school speller of Illinois. This was
at the official Stato "spollln' bee."
"It's an Indian word, not Knglish,
anyway," says Dallas.
The gold championship badge was
carried home to Henton, 111., by Vel
ma Rhodes, Iii yours old.
Other hardest words to spell at the
con tost wore: Sassafras, assassinate,
niche, gizzard, calliope, gazettoor, qui
vive, renaissance, caldron, ruminant,
Proteid, cayenne, abhorronce, pleu
risy, plebian, pantomime, archipel
"All oasy words," said tho Judgos.
Do you agrco?
NEURO PREACHER TOLD TO ?O.
Delivered Address Considered to bo
Inimical to Peace of Community'
Hampton, Jun. 7.-According to
tito best information obtainable,
Chief of Polico Eugene Stanley and
former Chief C. \V. Kennell.of tho
Hampton force, attended an Emanci
pation Day meeting at Uepsibab Bap
tist church lu tho edge of town at
about noon on Saturday, Jan. I,"In
order to ascertain thc nature of tho
mooting and lo see that order was
I'he principal feature of tho pro
gram was an Emancipation Day
speech by Kev. I*. P. Watson, of
Columbia. The ofllcors construed the
speech to be Inimical to the goners!
peace, good ordor and good feeling
existing between the races hore, lt
seems that Watson emphasized "or
ganization" too much. He told his
hearers what rights they had and to
what extont they should go to pro
tect them, but that they could never
expect to protect their rights unless
they were properly "organized," and
Just boro he used an illustration of
a traveler in a buggy cutting at tho
leaves and bushes with his whip, but
he would not tackle a wasp nest be
cause the waspo were "organized.'
Tlie ollicers had Watson como to
Solicitor Warren's ofllco In order that
Mr. Warren might tell him that the
whites and negroes were doing well
boro, and that outside agitators
might cause trouble, lt ls under
stood that Mr. Warron told Watson
that the negroes hero would continue
to do well unless agitated and Inter
fered with by .some outsider, where
upon Watson stated that he did not
say what the officers reported him to
have said, or that thoy misunder
stood him. Mr. Warren advised the
preacher to get om of town, as his
denial of making certain statements
in his speech might cause him serious
trouble personally. He loft promptly.
Young Bachelor Dies from Drug.
Greenville, Jan. 7.--John Bailey.
32 years old, died here to-night at
his home from an overdose of some
drug, the name of which has not yet
been detenu I ned. Ills death occurred
at his home. Ile was unmarried.
NOTICE OK MEETING OK STOCK
HOI '?KKK TO CONSIDER IX
t KEASE V?C C>\pi i \r.
Pu -\\ to i Resolut loi id Ul ;
ti.;:-. ; ol DI roc ton til 'Hive iii ii
Iminbar Company, ut a meet lng li dd
iu tho piiicoi i>i said Company, sit
Wost Union, S. C., on December 30th,
1920, for the purpose of Increasing
the Capital Stock of said Company,
notice ls hereby given that there will
bo a meeting of the Stockholders of
The Brown Lumber Company, at the
offices of said Company, at West
I nion, S. C., on THURSDAY, Febru
ary tho 3d, 1921, at tour o'clock P.
M., for the purpose of considering the
reso' .tion of the Board of Directors
asking for an increase of the Capital
Stock of said Company to Seventy
five Thousand Dollars.
January 11th, 1921.
L. M. BROWN,
President and Treasurer.
D. C. BROWN,
Jan. 12, 1921. 2-5
INSTRUCTIONS TO ROAD OVER
SEERS OK OCONEE COUNTY.
Walhalla, S. C., Jan. 10, 1921.
To tho Road Oversoers of Oconee
You will please hire from four to
six mon, and teams to haul rock and
lumber, and proceed at onco to re
pair the roads throughout the coun
ty, each ono In his own District. 1
especially ask you to see after all
Mail Routes FIRST. Ditch out thc
mud-holes, haul rock and heat them
up and make a solid foundation, then
add four inches of top soil on tho
rock. Buy good, sound white oak
lumber, or all-heart pine, if possible,
for all culverts, and make the cul
verts sufficiently large to carry the
water easily. Put them well under
the surface of the road-bed. Use only
good white oak sills under all small
bridges. You may buy some good rod
oak to floor these bridges and to re
pair holes in larger ones.
I will attend to the building and
overhauling of all larger bridges my
Ask all tho citizens of your Dis
trict to please cut their fire-wood foi
the winter along the sides of the pub
lic highways, In order to let in thc
sun and dry up tho roads as quickly
as possible. Also ask the farmers
where it is possible to do so in ter
racing land, to please turn the watei
away from the public roads.
All overseers are authorized to buy
lumber and other material, also tr
omploy labor to repair roads. They
aro to buy the material at noarosl
available point in order to save thc
exponse of transportation. The price
for labor during the month of Jami
ary will be, for overseers, thirty cts
per hour; hands, twenty-five cents
flood tooms of mulos, wagon ami
drtvor, will bc paid fifty couts poi
hour. Tho prlco of lumbor will bc
based on dolivory, at Walhalla, West
minster and Sonoca, as follows: Foin
dollars por hundred foot for whit?
oak and all-heart pine; throe dollars
per hundred feet for rod oak. Shoulc
lt bo bought from mill mon, tho coai
of hauling to olthor of theso mar
kots will bo deducted therefrom.
All claims for labor and matorla
will bo paid for on Friday, Feb. 4th
1921, If the claim ls propoily Bloc
with tho Clerk of tho County Board
JUST AS KEEN
AS A BRIER
Come and size them up
?a any w*y you like
Want you to seo just how perfectly
SLUE GRASS AXES
?re proportioned, fitted and finished for fastest work and longest wear-to help
you do your work in the quickest, best, easiest and happiest way. Made from
finest tool steel, forged right, ground right and tempered right-the bits are
made of extra high quality crucible tool steel inserted into the body and every
one shows up with a ready-for-work edgo that's "just us keen as a brier"
sign of a mighty good one, you know.
Come and let's show you these tools, or any other hardware that's best and
most economical for you to buy. Glad to see you any time.
We offer our entire stocK of
SEEES A. X E S S??S
at greatly reduced prices, including
It will pay you to order from tis by parcel
post if needing an Axe.
Ballenger Harte and Furniture Co.,
Seneca, S. C.
J. B. S. Dendy, Walhalla. S. C., hy
overseers of each District not later
than Thursday. Keb. 3d.. This ls im
perative if the January account is
expected to be collected at the Feb
ruary mooting of tho Board.
All prices for material and labor
are subject to change each month.
Use what tools you can get for the
present, as the county has none.
I ant coming around soon and of
ton, so get busy and let us go for
ward, and keep going.
Yours for good roads,
J. C. SHOCKLEY,
Supcf\ isor hf Oconoc ' o univ
j jan. I ?, ) ;i??i. u .:;
.lEivT! vi |>! . SH I? ATl?.?NS
OF IM M IC OF Ci KW? Y
< t>\)\ (KBtONl^iH.
Tho Regular Monthly Meetings ot
the Supervisor and his Hoard will bo
held, as heretofore, at the County
Commissioners' Office, at Walhalla
Court House, on the FIRST FRIDAY
of each month, promptly at 10 o'clock
All claims against tho County must
be fllod with the Clerk of the Hoard
on or beforo tho FIRST THURSDAY
of each month, or they will not be
considered until the next monthly
meeting This is a positive regula
tion and will be adhered to strictly.
All Lunacy Claims must be "O.
K.'d" by tho Judge of Probate, and
all Post Mortem Claims must be "O.
K.'d" by the Coroner beforo being
flied. J. C. SHOCKLEY,
J. H. S. DENDY, Clerk.
Jan. 12, 1921. 2-3
MAKE YOUR TAX RETURNS.
Oconeo County, S. C., Dec. ll, 19 20.
Tho Auditor's office will be open to
rocelvo returns for personal property,
for taxation, from tho 1st day of
January, 1921, to thc 20th of Feb
ruary, 1921, Inclusive.
Real estate not roturnablo this
year, except property that has boen
bought or sold, In which case samo
shall bo noted as such
Ho sure and make your returns
and save troublo in the future, and
also tho f>0 per cont penalty, which
is required by law.
Re sure and givo tyour correct
township and school district.
All parties between 21 and 50, in
clusive, must make road tax returns.
Nono oxemptod by law.
Please don't neglect returning
your dogs. Failure to return dogs is
For the convenience of tho tax
payers the Auditor, or his deputies,
will receive returns at the following
places and dates:
Madison. January 1 7.
Tabor, January I 8.
South Union, January 19.
Fair Play, January 20.
Earle's Grove, January 21.
Oak way, January 2 2.
Tokooiia, January 24?
Providence, January 2."?.
Friendship. Ja nan ry 2(>.
Jordania. January 27.
Richland, January 28.
Newry, January 81,
Adams' Crossing and Clemson Col
lege, February 1.
High Falls. February 2.
Salom,, February 3.
Ltttlo River, February t.
Tamasseo, February f>.
Mountain Rest, February 7.
Whetstone, February 8.
Long Creek, February 9.
Tugaloo Academy,'February 10.
Soneca, Fobruary ll and tr>.
Westminster, February I fi and 17.
Westminster Mill, Fobruary 17.
Tho following hours will ho ob
sorvod: From 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
At Soneca and Westminster we will
hold from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m.
D. A. SMITH,
Auditor Oconoc County.
Jan. 12, 1921. 2-asox
BIRT S CAFE
Walhalla, S. C.
-NOW LOCATED IN
Old Post Office Building, \
OPPOSITE PIEDMONT MOTOR CO. ? |
- GOOD MEALS. I
on cjuiclt or?lci', RrsV?as?
[Service. Drop In .ind get a
Meal or Lunch.
YOU'LL COME AGAIN.
J. BURT QILLESPIE, Prop.
COUNTY CLAIMS APPROVED.
The following listed claims were
auditod and approved against Oco
neo County by tho Supervisor and his
Hoard, at their mooting held on the
7th of January, 1921:
M. R. McDonald .$ 55.00
W.iC. Hughs, Agent. 15.00
Charlio Cannon. 10.00
J. C. Shockley. 2i> 10
J. O. Mitchell.
J. G. Mitchell . t
Wm. J. Strlbllng . H I 0
W. M. Alexander.
J. B. S. Dendy, Clerk .... -j.ou
John P. Craig . 125 . 00
I). A. Smith . 4.00
Piedmont Motor Co. 6.60
Town Council of Seneca. . . 182.60
L. W. Grant. ll .30
ErvIn Spencer . 30.00
H. B. Duko . 12.36
J. J. Cromer. 131.10
J. C. Shockley. 35.00
J. .1. Ansel . 0.00
W. M. Alexander. 7.10
Standard Oil Co. 16.00
IL ll. Alexander, Treasurer 3000.00
J. C. SHOCKLEY, Supervisor.
J. B. S. DENDY, Clerk.
NOTICE TO CONFEDERATE
Tho County Board ls unable to
send out any moro monthly checks
.intll tho Legislature makes a new
appropriation for this purpose.
J. C. SHOCKLEY, Supervisor.
J. B. S. DENDY, Clerk.
Jan. 12, 1921, _2-3_
NOTICE TO THE OUTSIDE POOR.
The County Board ls unable to
bond out any more monthly chocks
until a now appropriation for this
purposo is made by tho L?gislature.
J. C. SHOCKLEY, Supervisor.
J. n. S. DENDY, Clerk.
Jan. 12, 1921. 2-3