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By Steck, Shclur HugliM & Shclor.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNj
Go Head to Select From.
We have our big barns full of Good Mules-more
?ioo?, fat Mules than you have seen together in a
We also can show you thc best Mule Barn east of
the Mississippi River, with every facility for handling
Mules. We can feed and water 100 Mules in one
hour's time a day with one man.
We sold 95 Mules in January; so our prices must
O. W. & J. E. Bauknighf,
WALHALLA, S. C.
IT PAYS TO BUY FOR CASH.
?M :? (
Gents? Half Hose. IO Cents per Pair.
CALL AT MILL AND CET YOURS,"
Hetrick Hosiery Mills,
Walhalla, S. C.
CHANCE ECK A PRETTY GIRL.
28 Counties Conducting, Contests to
Which county in South Carolina
will have tho honor of supplying Pal
m?roste (Palmetto State Festival)
with a queen? And who ever is cho
sen will be a queen in fact, because
she will be chosen from among 4 5
of the ii; ist attractive and popular
young women in tho State-one from
each county, except Richland-who
will assemble in Columbia during the
week of March 27 to April 2, as
special honor guest of Columiba and
the Palmafosta Association. During
tho big week a general election will
bo held to choose tho queen from
among the many attractive candi
datos, and this election promises to
bo a most interesting affair for every
body in South Carolina. A photo
graphic supplement containing the
pictures of all county dologates will
be published In the newspapers of
Columbia, and ballots will bo issued
the general public, by means of
which everybody will be given an I
opportunity to expr?s their choice
for quoen. The queen's grand prize
will bo a complete spring outfit of
wearing apparel of her own selection,
to bo furnished by tho various spe
cialty stores in Columbia. The value
of tho grand prize has been set high
enough to mako it well worth com
Travoling expenses, hotel bills and
entertainment for tho county dele
gates will bo homo by the Palma
fosta Association, and the young la
dles will be chaporonod by leading
society folk of Columbia, including
the wives of State House officials.
During tho big week moving pictures
of the queen and her entire court
will be taken and sent over tho coun
try by ono of the leading film ser
Palmafosta will bo a week of many
and varied attractions, including the
Rtato-v/lde automobile show, exhibit
ing the lato models of cars, trucks
and tractors; the stylo show, foatui
ing tho latest spring fashion crea
tions, posed by professional models
to be Imported from Now York; dajly
band concorts by ono of America's
premier musical organizations; floral
and trades, automobile and baby
parades; totes, dances, social events
and special attractions at all thea
tres, with nightly exhibits of fire
works, in which will be featured spe
cially designed sot pieces depicting
important events in South Carolina
history. The auto show, style show
and fireworks display will be qtaged
at the State Fair Grounds.
Local contests to secure candi
dates for Queen of Palmnfesta are
now being conducted through the
daily and weekly newspapers in tho
following counties: Allendale, Hamp
ton, York, Lee, Georgetown, Union,
Cherokee, Lexington, Camden, Salu
da, Colleton, Sumter, Clarendon,
Greenwood, Abbeville, Aiken, Dar
lington, Charleston, Pickens, Edge
field, Anderson, Fairfield, Williams
burg, Oconoe, Calhoun, Horry, Dil
lon and Marlboro.
Voting coupons will bo printed in
each issue of The Courier up to and
including tho issue of March 12, -it
which time the votes will be eoumurt
and announcement of the winner
made. There will be no restriction
upon tho number of votes each per
son may cast. Every coupon clipped
from Tho Courior is good for ono
voto, and a yearly, paid-in-advance
subscription will count for one hun
(Seo voting coupon elsewhere.)
GREENVILLE ROY KILLS FATHER
Shooting Took Placo nt Homo in tho
Presence of Family.
Greenville, Feb. 5,-Mrs. Addie
Harton lind heard her husband, Earle
Harton, threaten to kill their son
Hroadus, she testified to-day before
a coroner's Jury, which was investi
gating the table tragedy which oc
curred last night, in which she said
the son blew out his father's brains
with a shotgun.
Mrs. Harton said the father and
son had been quarreling over some
work, and that tho father arose from
tho table with a knife, declaring that
ho would kill tho son.
Tho killing took place In tho prea
onco of the entire family nt their
homo in Tlgorvillo, In tho upper sec
tion Of Greenville county.
IJAKGH CROWD AT COURTHOUSE
To Attend tho Mooting on Taxes, and
Six Delegates Were Chosen.
At noon Inst Monday tho Oconeo
county Court House was lilied with
citizens in attendance upon the tax
payers' meeting. There was a full,
free discussion upon tho subject of
taxes, and the meeting wont on rec
ord ns favoring economy.
Tho meeting was caled to order by
Jas. M. Moss, county chairman of the
Democratic clubs, and tho object of
the meeting was briefly stated by
Major Wm. J. Strtbling.
Senator W. P. Mason was present,
and on jeing called for gave an ac
count of his career in the Senate.
A motion, made by Jas. G. Breu
ze&le, asking tho Ocouee delegation
in the House and Senate to volo
against the proposed law to force re
duction of cotton acreage, was car
A motion by J. P. Strtbling that
tho meeting express hearty endorse
ment of the movement to restrict
cotton acreage in 1921 to one-third
of the cultivated lands, was over
A motion by Wm. J. Strlbling, that
this body express themselves as be
ing opposed to all recommendation?
for Increased appropriations, and In
favor of all reductions recommended
by the Governor in his annual mes
sage to the General Assembly, was j
A motion by W. C. King, favoring
a salary of $1,60 0 per annum for the
Supervisor of OQonee county and a
salary of $600 per year for his clerk,
meeting that tho State Tax Commis?*
sion should be abolished.
A motion was made by J. P. Strlb
ling.that lt was the belief of the rep
resentatives of the people of Oconeo,
assembled In this meeting, that the
school trustees of tho public schools
of Oconeo should bo allowed to In
sure the school buildings in any in
surance company of repute and good
standing which they might desire to
carry tho insurance In. The motion
A motion was also made and car
ried favoring the abolition of the
oitfoe of attendance officer In connec
tion with tho compulsory .attendance ]
law In regard to public sohools.
Tile chairman of the meeting was
instructed to appoint a delegation'of
representatives to go to Columbia
and present these resolutions to the
General Assembly, now in session,
and to attend the. meting of repre
sentative^ of the tax-payers of the?
State, f> be held in Columbia on
Wednesday, the 9 th day of February.
Delegates Appointed. "
Chairman Moss appointed the fol
lowing gentlemen to represent Oco
nee at the tax-payers' mooting Ip
Columbia to-day (Wednesday): J.
W. Sholor, Jas. G. Breazealo, Jas. H.
Brown, J. S. Glymph, W. C. King
and J. J. Bnllonger.
Tho mooting was well attended,
and tho general trend of events gave |
ampio evidence thnt the representa
tive citizens of our county aro op
posed to any extravagance In tho
matter of public expenditures.
Fought Duel; Both Killed.
Fitzgerald, Ga., Fob. 5.-John A.
McCall, bankor, farmer and cotton
buyer, who figured in yesterday's
duel with S. S. Fryer In tho Bank of
Rochelle, died beer early to-day
Fryer was killed instnntly.
Tho trouble ls said to have boon
caused over tho settlement of an in
surance claim for cotton that Fryer
stored In McCall's warehouse, In the
Owonsboro section, which was de
stroyed by flro a short timo ago. The
insuranco companies are said to havo
adjusted the claim with McCall.
County officers said to-day that tho
'incident ls closed."
Banana Pool Brings Suit.
Greonwood, S. C., Fob. 5.-Holding
the city responsible for a broken leg,
wh. .i ho alleges he sustained when
he slipped and foll on a banana pool
on tho streets hero sovoral weeks
ago, J. M. Smith, a local insurance
agent, has filed a claim against the
city of Greenwood for $3,000 dam
<\\1\ BURRELL SHOT HY HAMEY.
Hurrel i was at first Reported Killc<l,
to\it IVouiids Not Serious.
La?t Saturday afternoon about 1
o'clock,- near Mountain Heat, "Cap"
BurreU wag shot by -Major Barney,
and tho first report that reached Wal
halla %as to tho effect that Burroll
had. been killed, and the request was
for tue sheriff and coroner to come
to the;scene of the shooting at once.
Later,! nowever> waH found that
Burrell had not been killed, and the
request for tho coronor was cancel
led, dB it was impossible to locate
him at the moment and he had not
started for Mountain Rest before it
wa? discovered that his services
would;, not bo needed.
Th^re has, lt ls said, been trouble
brewing between the mon for some
time; and two causes are hinted at
the receipt of unsigned letters by
Bui-roll's wife, these supposed to
have been written by Ramoy, who ls
unmarried. The other element that
ls supposed to have had something
to db. with the trouble ls the report
that information had been given by
ono m the men on the other, to ofll
cors of the law, as to illicit distill
ing, ?^f?owover, these matters are not
given; 08' definite occurrences leading
UP.'w/^hp trouble, but are reports
tl\?t'nave, gained more or less pub
^?Jor:vR?raey and James Nichol
son aro in the Oconoe Jail as a result
ot the>BK?Cftlng, Nicholsoh being held
In connection with the affair, he hav
ing, Ut 1& said, been with Ramev at
th?*Hta?t tho shooting took place,
and;MKWs,?pnosed to have been in
oMi^^.^t)'ected, with tho affair.
^Wi^^^unda' are not Very sor
iotteV%as Anbug'ht." It is said that
just as Ramoy fired the shotgun al
him he turned to one Bide, and thc
full load of slugs tlmt would* have
otherwise entered his breast struclt
that part of his body at a glancing
angle, tho breast and ono arm being
badly lacerated, but sustaining in
the main only flesh wounds. The gun
from w'hich the shot was fired ls said
to have been loaded with leaden
slugs of varying sizes.
Burrell, lt ls thought, will recover
in a short .while, though his wounds
are very painful.
TO ASSIST IN MAKIN? RETURN?
For Income Taxes-At Both Bank-*
in Walhalla Thursday and Friday.
It ls of importanco to many thal
they take note of the fact that Dap
uty Collectors Robert F. Jenkins anc
Geo. C. Qambrell will be In WalhalU
T?ursday and Friday of this woo*
\Feb. 10 and ll, for the purpose pi
Assisting parties in making out theil
mcomo tax returns. These two gen
tlomen will be located at tho twi
hanks-The Enterprise and tho Bani
of! Walhalla, where lt will be the!
pleasure to givo all the assistant
tho* may be needed hy those Rabi
for income tax. If you aro in doub
'as tb whether or not you aro Uabl
j to tbjs tax, it will be well to pay ;
I visit to one of these gentlemen an
ascertain just what your status is.
Tho returns are for the year 192(
so you can readily figuro up your In
come for thu past tweive-month, an
if you aire single and your income o>
ceeded $.1,000 yon will bo liable fo
this tax,\unless you are entitled t
certain exemptions on account of dc
pondent r\elntives. If you aro mat
ried, nnd Have an Income in oxcoss o
$2,000, yott are liable to tho tax, bu
whore there aro children tho boa
Of tho family is entitle*' to a dedu<
Hon of $2(00 for each deponder
child. Whori) both husband and wil
aro wngo earners* or each has a sn
ary or Income of a combined tott
of $2,000, the\ total is considered f
one incomo, and lt in taxable, subjci
of course to tho etomptlons note
nbove on account cf dependent chi
If in doubt, play safe by calling o
tho doputles this week and ge lt ii:
Seneca Township Ringers.
Tho Soneca Township Singing A
sociatlon will moot at tho Jordan!
Y. M. C. A. building next Sunda
Fob. 6 th, at 2 o'clock in the af te
noon. All good singers aro invite
and urgod to attondi
' Joo M. Abbott, President.
NOW 18 THE TIME WHRN 1
HI? TERRACES AND PROPER!/
PRESENT CROP YEAR.
I HAVE A FEW MARTIN DP
TRACTOR, WHICH I WILL OFFE
CENT OFF THE REGULAR PRICK,
GONE DOWN ANY WHATEVER. ]
ARE GUARANTEEING THE PRIG
MADE IN ORDER TO GET MY MO
THAN COST. IT IS THE HEIST Ti
CHASED. ASK ANY MAN WHO <
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Tho Now Year's Crops.
One hears a groat many different
plans from tho farmers, and for the
farmers, but ono thing is pretty cer
tain about the coming year, and that j
is that very little will be spent this j
year for fertilizers, and it is wise to j
act conservatively the coming year. I
Some will be obliged to act conser
vatively. Even this may be over
done, "however. For instance, one
hears that it is no use to buy any
lt did not pay td groy : any cotton
last year at all, fertilizer or no ferr
tilizer. But how many farms would
produce three-fourths v^f a bale of
cotton per aero without any fertil
izer? Some acid phosphate is a ne
cessity In this country, and, mixed
with cotton? seed meal or barnyard
manure, will give very good returns
at a lower cost per acre than any
thing that can be used; but, of
course, it should not bo purebnsed
at as high a price as last year.
Cotton Acreage Must Re Reduced.
That is one of the settled facts if
success is to be obtained In 1921.
It is an absoluto necessity in view
of the latest estimate of a nine-mil
lion balo carry-over predicted for
this year. It would be foolish to con
sider planting over one-third the to
tal acreage in cotton this year.
But to plant all the cotton you can
work with no fertilizer at all-as if
your labor counted for nothing
seems very foolish also. Reduce your
acreage down to tho bone, and then
start to building up your soil as was
outlined by J. P. Stribllng, president
of the Oconee Branch of fae Ameri
can Cotton Association. I heartily
endorse his plan.
Plan to rotate your crops so that
your soil will become richer, pro
ducing every possible thing to sup
ply the needs of man and beast on
the farm. A farm must bocome a
real farm and not a one-eyed farm
to pass such tests as we are now
passing through. Yet farmers are
prone to admit that they bought hay
and otlser feedstuff?, during the past
year. Some think they grow enough,
but along 1n the spring and early
summer tho supply is ex' Misted and
tho stock "becomes run down and
poor. 1 ropoat, a farm must become
a real farm now to keep going.
When ono-thlrd or lesB of the en
tire ncreago is planted in cotton
thcro will be more time and acroago
to dovoto to growing legumes for
turning under ns well as for food.
Thore will bo better-fed stock, bet
ter-fed soils and hotter-fed families.
Resolve to become a "Logume En
thusiast" tnis year-"for tho land's
sake." At loast two summer legumes
and one winter legume should cover
not less than half tho farm oach
year. Plant cowpons, velvet beans
and soy beans this coming summor
and hairy vetch and crimson clover
in the fall. And plant ENOUGH for
fedd and thon ENOUGH also to turn
undor. Don't bo greedy! Stop rob
bing your soil of tho valuable humus
and nltrogon lt doserves. Thousands
of pounds of nitrogen above ua, avail
able through theso legumes, and yet
wo prefer to pay 20 cents a pound for;
Jt, v/hon wo can grow lt ourselves.
THINK A LITTLE. Thon you will
I?VERY FARMER SHOULD BUILD
V DITCH HIS LAM) FOR TIU?1
ii Ml IO RS FOR ROTH HORSES AND
R TH 18 WEEK AT THIRTY PER
. THESE DITCHERS HAVE NOT
IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURERS
E. THIS IS SIMPLY AN OFFER
NEY OUT OF THEM-AT LESS
OOL ANY FARMER EVER PUR
OWNE8 ONE. EVERY FARMER
NE. IT TAKES THE WORK OUT
RIAL-ASK ABOUT IT I
la, 5. G.
decide to turn under these "green
manure" crops, as Mr. Gaines has
shown you so profitably how to do.
Field Mooting nt Fair Play.
An orchard field meeting will bo
held at Fair Play, at W. E. Meares'
place, If weather permits, on Friday,
Feb. ll, at 2 o'clock p. m.
Meeting at Richland Friday Night.
There will be a meeting at Rich
land school house, woather permit
ting, on Friday night, Feb. ll, at
7.30 o'clock. Items of interest to all
farmers at this time will 'ho discussed.
I - > .< . -. ^.?uvi^.?RW!?p, ?',<?::: trVy.
Boe-Kobpers to Organize.
Bee-keeper* of Oconee will \ber
organised at a meeting at Seneca, In '
the. C/ham\?eT,,^f Commerce .haU?<.qn i
Thursday, Feb.* ,17^th, at 1 o'clock.
J. Wade Dickson/ president of the
new organization, will preside... The
bees are already organized. Now
lot the bee-keepers organize. AU beb'
keepers uro urged to attend.
Geo. R. Briggs, County Agent,- j
FEARFUL FAMINE IN CHINA. *
Without Help, Fifteen Million People
Washington, Feb. 7.-Tho famine
situation in China has reached such
a crisis that 15,000,000 people may
die unless Immediate help ls given,
according to information received
to-day by the State Department.
Another famine equally severe may
arise next fall unies food ls made
available to the Chinese farmers,who
are physically unable to undertake
the spring plowing.
The Chinese are doing all in their
power to relieve the situation, the
statement added, and it is estimated
that V),000,000 will be obtained for
relief by surcharges imposed on the
railway, telegraphic and postal ser
vices. Red Cross funds amounting
to $1,000,000 will help 85,000 per
sons for 200 days, it was stated.
Official reports, the statement said,
show that overy economy is being
practiced in administering and dis
Socs Better Conditions Ahead.
New York, Feb. 5.-Discussing
credit expansions arising from tho
participation of the United States in
the war, W. P. G. Harding, governor
of tho Federal Reserve Board, In'an
address bofore the Lawyers' Club
hore to-day, minimized tho dangor of
a business collnpse or financial crisis.
"I say this in all candor," Mr. Har
ding assorted. "We aro now looking
forward to a year of constructivo de
velopment. I'want to say that In
trinsically there is no comparison to
day with conditions a year ago, when
there was uneasiness and apprehen
sion among tho best informed ovor
the badly expanded credit. Business
is now rapidly reaching a new lovel
and approaching n sound and sano
basia. We have a better banking sit
uation. Wo have pased the danger
point. We havo a better understand
ing of conditions."
Queen Victoria in 1858 chose Ot
tawa as the capital of Canada.
lt would tako a snail moro than 14
days to go a milo if it went at top
[bjiood continually, without stopping.