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WALHALLA, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. ?, 1031.
FOR ARMENIAN RELIEF.
The Courier is in receipt of ono
moro contribution for the reliof of
suffering humanity on the other side
of the water. This contribution is
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Total Armenian .$15.7)0
The "Savo a Child Futid" (Furo
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ures reported last week-$281.00.
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two relief funds, and will be glad lo
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Local Notes from Coneross.
Coneross, Feb. 7.-Special: A very
message was delivered hero at our
Sunday morning service by Rev, J.
v.as the i(UQstidu he took for dis
cassi Or before us .i Cod1* people;
Hud maj God helli u.- i.-. trust ?i'm
lu those li moa that irj men s souls.
Mr. and Mrs. Ulyses Smith and two
children, of West Union, were recent
guests of Mrs. Smith's father, J. Da
Miss Jc/sie Harker, who is teaching
at Salem, spont the woek-end with
hor sisters and brothers, the Misses
and Messrs. Barker, here. She was
accompanied to Salem by T. D. Bar
kor, who will return home to-day.
Misses Mildred Peden and Holen
Kay, of Westminster, were recent
guests of Mlaa Codyo Alexander.
Rev, Goo. E. Smith, of tho Eman
uel church. Westminster, ws? with
Rev. Martin and the Couoross church
on Thursday evening, and his ser
mon proved to be a great Inspiration
to all who heard him.
On Thursday evouing next tho sub
ject for the prayer service will be
"Consecration." Everyone is invited
to be present. Good things are in
storo for those who attend.
Miss Ruhye Perry, of Salem, waa
the attractive guest of tho Misses
Barker Friday and Saturday last.
Mrs. Suo Hunslnger spent some
time recently with her daughter, Mrs.
J. P. Armstrong, of Richland.
Mrs. Paul Gambrell, who has boen
for several years tho efficient princi
pal of the Flat Shoals school, visited
her parents, .Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Arve, last week. Wo are glad to
loam that Mr. and Mrs. Gambrell
will make their home lu our commu
Much ls being said in praise of
our present Supervisor, who has al
ready done much for the Improve
mont of the roads. During the first
two wonks of his administration ho
fixed places that had needed atten
tion for many months. May his tribe
Rainfall and Temperature.
Below ls a rocord of meteorological
observations taken by H. W. Brandt,
co-operative observer of tho Weather
Bureau of tho U. S. Department of
Agriculture, daring the week ouding
Fob. nth, 1921, at 7 p. m. iTho
Instrumental roadlngs aro from gov
ernment standard instruments ex
posed In tim manner recommended
by the chief of tho Weather Buroau) :
FOI). 1- Cloudy
Fob. 2- Cloudy
Feb. 3-Clear .
Fob. 6-Clear .
a ' x*
* ; Ht
? 1 M
10;j 4 4(
TIMK HAS COME FOR ACTION*.
Fur mora Must lleduco Cotton Aero
?go or Suitor Consequence**.
Columbia. Kuh. 8.- Declaring that
tho Hmo bas como whoa the truth
j regarding the conon situation must
i lu; driven 'home to every farmer in
! the State, tho South Carolina division
: of tho American Colton Association
i has Issued a statement appealing to
' every organization in South Carolina
I to assist it In its efforts to secure
' an acreage reduction In tho State
j this year.
! Statistics are given which tend to
show that on the llrst of next August,
before a hale' of tho 1921 crop is
picked, there will he on hand a sur
plus of over 0.000,000 bales, or al
most a one-third crop, lt is declarod
that the planting of anything like a
normal acroago In cotton this year
will bo a simple suicidal business
policy, not alone for farmers, but for
every business inlorest in tho South.
For this reason it is declared that
tho business and professional mon
should bo active in tho movoment to
securo acreage reduction.
"Tho gravity of tho situation con
fronting tho South as regards tho
planting of another coton crop, and
the apprehension on our part that
Chere aro thousands of peoplo in our
State who do not comprehend just
what we are up against, impels us to
issue this appeal to tho farmers, to
the business and professional men of
South Carolina," says the statement
issued by the Cotton Association.
"We feel that il fs our duty to placo
tho facts squarely before them, as
startling as they are. in order that
every organized agency in the State
may join with us in our efforts to see
to it that no farmer in South Caro
lina plants over one-third of his cul
tivated land in cotton this year. To
do otherwise will be to invito dis
aster and financial bankruptcy.
"One of the most alarming fea
tures of the present situation is that
there are so many who contend that
they cannot meet tho requirements
of the association that they plant
only one-third of their land In cotton.
They seem not to stop to consider
that it would perhaps he better that
they 'Mani rio "ottoil at all than lo
plan! lt tad bo forced io -oit next
fail nt i price inf beb vf the oust, of
production, which, wc b^tlfvoi they J
will iu'rclj have to lo li over .i juc
half crop is raised this year. To
t'hose who still have their last year's
crop on hand we would say that the
present Indications are that they
would profit by not planting a bale
because a half-crop this year would
mean that they would get more for
last yoar's crop than they would get
for last yoar's crop and next year's
crop combined If over a half-crop ls
planted this year.
"Now, what aro tho facts about
tho cotton situation? Hore thoy are
and we hope every farmer in South
Carolina, whlto and colored, who can
road, will read them, and that some
body will road thom to every one
that cannot read:
"On Aug. 1, 1920, there was a sur
plus of American cotton on hand, ac
cording to Hester, of 6,086,000 bales.
"The ten-year average amount o!
American cotton on hand Aug. 1 ls
"It ls thus seen that the surplus
on hand last Aug. 1 was almost six
times larger than tho averago amount
on hand at that time.
"Tho probable amount of surplus
cotton on hand Aug. 1, 1921, ls esti
mated by thoso who are in good po
sition to know, at ovor 9,000,000
halos, or almost a one-year crop.
"Tho greatest consumption of
American cotton over known In one
year was 15,000,000 bales. Ten-year
average of consumption of Amorlcan
cotton prior to tho groat war was
13.000,000 bales. With so many of
the foreign mills shut down you may
figure yourself as to how much will
be consumed this year.
"The American crop of 13,000,000
bales this year indicates a world sup
ply of all kinds of cotton, including
American, of 29,000,000 bales.
"Tho world carry-over, inclnding
American cotton, may reach a total I
of 13,000,000 bales.
'The world during tho present
year is not likely to consume
more than If?,000,000 bales.
' These are tho facts. The ligures
are startling, but we believe they are
correct. They were prepared hy the
cotton acreage reduction committee
at Memphis, Tenn., appointed by the
great convention of bankers, farm
ers and merchants held at Momphis.
This committee consulted with tho
best posted cotton mon In tho world.
"There is one point Which we de
sire to stress rogardiuR tho pledgns.
Thoy do not require a fnrmer to cut
his acroago 50 per cent. They merely
roqulro that he plant only ono-thlrd
of his cultivated land In cotton. If
ho has not boon planting over one
third tho plodgo doos not affoct him
at all. Movertholess, wo doslre ovory
farmer, whothor tho pledge affocts
him or not, to sign tho pledge, V
causo wo desire to announce r. ?? a
definite number of farmers o
signed. This announcement foi tl
by a similar announcement i i
each of tho other cotton States I
show tho world that tho Sotitl ?
earnest this time and will h. t
good effect on tho market.
"Tho situation ls so serious t
we appeal to every farmer,
merchant, every banker, every
fessional man, and to every w
per, every chamber of cominero. I
State-wide organization to Jo . i
the light. Wo bollovo that thc
States are going to rodnce. Rt t
Indioatc that they certainly wi!;
whether they do or not, South
lina should. If wo reduce and
do not, we will have no cause .
grot-Indeed, wo would then he
congratulate ourselvos. But th
going to reduce, and we must
faith with them."
THE NEWS OE BOUNTY I
Wonderful Work of a Good We
Capt. Ellison Movos to Wost Ifj
Bounty Land, Fob. 7 -Sp?
There seems to bo quito a dear
news in this section this week
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Bottom
rejoicing lu tho arrival of o flfih
born Saturday, tho 5th.
Miss Winnie Gumbrell wh
touching In the Ebenezer school
a week-end guest at the home o
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E,
A marriage which will be o? i
est to many was solemnized at
Union Sunday afternoon, the
tracting parties being Miss Rose
Wilson, daughter of Mrs Mi
Wilson, and James H. Well s, bo
this community. Rev. Mr. Will
West Union, officiated. Mr. and
Wells have the hearty congru
tions and best wishes of a large *
of friends. The young couple
make their home In the com mu
living in the Ellison home, w .
Mr. Wells has lived since his r
Another marriage which has
reported to us is that of Miss I
Stewart, of Phlnney's Station,
Henry Duncan, of near West ; r
This marriage took place la?! ?
aloin May they have
pr >iperbus and useful lives.
I '.. Gilllson and C 3 Strtbi ig
i?? Seneca, and Mrs. ,*. c.. v. ? n
and sister. Miss Kate Stribllng, of
Chicago, 111., attended services at
Richland last Sunday.
Tom Anderson visited his aunt,
Mrs. S. N. Hughs, the latter part of
the week, having stopped over on lils
return to Greenville from Heleua,
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe McDonald,
of Walhalla, were recent guests of
the former's mother, Mrs. Mattie Mc
Donald, of Richland.
Our literary society hore is grow
ing in Interest and several new mem
bers have recently been onrollod.
Mrs. Julia D. Shanklln, a teal
"Dorcas" in good works, ls receiving
contributions of clothing to send to
the destitute sufferrs in Europe. It
would be an inspiration to any
Christian woman to soo tho stocks
of garinonts and cradle quilts that
Mrs. Shanklln has made with her
own hands to contribute to this wor
j thy and noble causo, and to witness
tho joy and Intorost she experiences
in tho work. Tho garments sho has
made, furnishing tho matorlals from
her own purse, aro numbered by tho
hundreds. Surely we should all be
stir our energies and make liberal
contributions to this worthy causo.
Capt. A. H. Ellison ls making his
homo with his daughter, Mr?. W. I.
Hutchison, In West Union. Capt. Elli
son has been a resident of this com
munity for something like fifty years
and has always boon foremost In all
probloms pertaining to the growth
and uplift of tho community, and lt
is with n feeling of sadness that wo
report his leaving Bounty Land. Wo
can truly say that in his chango of
residence West Union has gained a
most venerable and valuable citizen.
Mrs. Mattio McDonald's health ls
improving. This will be interesting
nows to her many friends.
Albert Williams, son of John Wil
liams, died Sunday night, and will
bo buried Tuesday at New Hopo at 1
o'clock. The sympathies of many
friends go out to the bereaved ones.
"Liquor Farm" in Georgia.
Macon, Ga., Feb. 5.-Federal pro
hibition officers were authority to
night for a story that they had
found a liquor "farm" In Crawford
county, lt was stated that a fence!
in tract of throe acres was literally
perforated with bolos, some empty
and some filled with jugs of whjskey.
The latter woro covorod with loaves
and other with brush.
President J. R, Howard, of tho
American Farm Bureau Fcdoration,
says thnt tho shrinkage In value of
our farm production during recont
months amounts to moro than $B,
YOUR prosperity during 1921 depends upon growing your
crops at the lowest cost per pound or bushel. This means
that every acre must produce more pounds and more bushels.
The crop yield is in proportion to the plant food supplied, so
be sure you supply plenty of plant food.
The increased yield from the liberal use of Swift's Red Steer
Fertilizers bring you a large profit. Buy now.
Swift & Company
Atlanta, Ga. Charlotte, N. C. New Orleans, La.
A CARD TO THE ROAD OVER
SEERS AND CITIZENS OF
t want ouch on?1 of yon to know
thal . wa? only through lb.? kind*
: au >(. each and ?very one ? tho
bank? of Coonee comity thal wo wero
able lo pay you for ?ii! ol lim wort?
done and material purchased for the
I month of January by all of tho men
employed all over the county.
Now, friends, I am writing this be
cause I want us all to appreciate the
fact that we are having the co-op
oration of our bankers, County Trea
surer and other good mon at tho
Court Houso, who very generously
advised and assisted mo In overcom
ing this financial difficulty, for which
I am deeply grateful.
All road work must stop during
February. Our overseers must not
hlro labor or order material until
instructed to do so by mc, which I
hqpo will not bo lator than March
Thanking you for your co-opera
tion, I am, Yours truly,
J. C. SHOCKLEY,
Suporvlsor, Oconoo County.
Feb. 9, 1921. ?
The State of South Caroline,
County of Oconee.-By V. F. Martin,
Esq., Judge of Probate.-Whereas,
W. J. Schroder, C. C. C. P., has made
suit to me to grant him Lottors of
Administration of the Estate of and
Effects of Mrs. Roxlo J. Moss, Do
These aro, therefore to cito and
admonish all and singular the kin
dred aod creditors of tho said Mrs.
Roxie J. Moas, Deceased, that they
bo and appear boforo mo, In the
Court of Probate, to bo held at Wal
halla Court House, South Carolina,
on Monday, the 21st day of March,
1921. after publication hereof, at ll
o'clock In tho foronoon, to show
cause, If any they have, why tho said
administration should not be granted
Given under my hand and soal this
7th day of February, A. D. 1921.
(Seal.) V. F. MARTIN,
Judge of Probato for Oconeo County
Published on the 9th. 16th, 23d
days of Fchurary. and 2d. 9th. 16th
days of March, 1921, in The Keowco
Courier, and on the Court House door
for the time prescribed by law.
Feb. 9, 1921. 6-11
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTtLE.MENT
Notice is hereby givon that tho un
dersigned will make application to
V. F. Martin, .Tudgo of Probato for
Oconeo County. In tho Stato of South
Carolina, at his ofTlco at Walhalla
Court House, on Wednesday, the 23d
day of February, 1921, at ll o'clock
In the foronoon, or as soon thoro
after as said application cnn bo
board, for loavo to mako final settle
ment of tho Estato of C. M. Byrd.
Deceased, and obtain Final Dis
charge as Administrator of said F.S
tate. J. W. BYRD.
Administrator of thc F.stato of C. M.
Jan. 26, 1921. 4-7
All Persons, Firms or Corporations
doing business In tho Town of Wal
halla, and subjoct to pay Llconso for
such Buslnoss or Occupation, will
pleaso boar in mind that samo ls pay
able during the Month of February.
T. A. GRANT,
Clork and Treasuror.
Feb. 9, 1921. 6-8
We have been fortunate in securing a limited ship
guaranteed 6,000-Mile Factory First Quality.
30x3 in-$10.00. J> 30x3 1-2 in-$13.50.
You cannot go wrong in buying at these prices.
Take care of the Fruit Trees. We have a few
Spray Pumps that we are offering at exceptionally low
prices. If you have an orchard and no spray outfit you
might just as well cut the orchard down.
We have a stock of L?me-Su?phur Spray Solution,
(in Dry Form.) Add the water and it is ready for use.
5-lb Package, $i?25.
10-lb Package, $2.25.
Balkier Hardware and Furniture Co.,
.Seneca? ?. C.
NOTICE OF FINATJ SETTLEMENT
A NF? DISCHARGE.
Notice ls hereby given that the un
dersigned will make application to
V. F. Martin, Judge of Probate, tor
Oconeo County, In tho State of South
Carolina, ot his offlco at Walhalla
(?our! House, on Tuesday, the 22(1
day of February, 1021, at 11 o'clock
in tho forenoon, or as soon thoro
aftor as said application can be
hoard, for leave to make final sottle
monl of the Estato of Mrs. Mary F.
Maxwell, Deceased, and obtain Final
Dischargo as Executor of said Estato.
Executor of the Estate of Mrs. Mary
F. Maxwoll, Doceased.
Jan. 26, 192 1. -1-7
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND
All persons Indobtod to tho Es
tato of James T. Cronsbaw, Doc'd.,
aro hereby notified to make pay
mont to tho undersigned, and all
porsons having claims against said
ostato will prosont tho sarco, duly at
tested, within tho timo proscribed by
law, or bo barrod.
DAVID H. CRENSHAW,
Executor of tho Estato of Jamos T.
Jan. 26, 1921. 4-7
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice ls heroby gi von that the un
dersigned will make application to
V. F. Martin, Jungo of Probato for
Oconeo County, In the State of South
Carolina, at his offlco at Walhalla
Court Houso, on Tuesday, the 22d
day of February, 1921, at ll o'clock
in the forenoon, or na soon there
after as said application can bo
heard, for leave to make final settle
ment of the Estate of lt. E. Keose.
Deceased, and obtain Final Discharge
as Administrator of said Estate.
E. B. KEE SE,
Administrator of tho Mstato of R, E.
Jan. 26, 1921. 4-7
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND
All persons Indebted to the Estate
of Joromlah Wrlnn, Docoased, aro
hereby notlflod to ntako payment
to tho undersigned, and all porsons
having claims against said Estate
will present the samo, duly attested,
within the timo proscribed by law,
or be barred.
Administrator of the Estate of Jere
miah Wrlnn, Docoased.
Feb. 2, 1921. 5-8