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WALHALLA, 8, C,
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 0, 1021.
COMET REPORTED DUE IN JUNE
One Chance in a Thousand that lt
May Bump Into Earth.
London, March 2.-The earth may
have the novel expo iencc of collid
ing with a comet next J uno,although
the chances against a collision are
about one thousand lo one, accord
ing to Dr. Crommelin, of the Royal
Observatory at Greenwich. How
ever, even if tho celestial visitor
does happen to bump into tho earth
it will cause no catastrophe, Dr.
Crommelin says. Pooplo genorally
would not cvou notice iL, and as for
the astronomers they would really
welcome a collision because it would
give them au opportunity of finding
out what comets aro made of.
The come* is known as tho Pons
Wlnnecko, first named in 1819. It
becomes visible from the earth every
five and three-quarters years. Pons
Wlnnecke is different from the usual
comet In that instead of having a
tail like most comets, it has a trail
of meteors five or six hundred miles
long. When near tho earth this
comet travels at tho rate of 24 miles
Walhalla Women Dye Finest Gar
ments, Draperies, Everything
Each package of "Diamond Dyes"
contains simple directions to dia
mond-dye worn, shabby skirts,
waists,, drosses, coats, gloves, stock
ings, s.woaters, draperies, coverings,
everything, whether wool, silk, linen,
cotton or mixed goods, now, rich,
fadeless colors. Buy "Diamond
Dyes," no other kind, then perfect
results are guaranteed. Druggist has
A NASTY TAR HEELlAN MESS.
Woman Loses Suit Against Husband
For Support and Property.
A dispatch from Greensboro. N.C.,
The Federal Court jury trying the
case of Mrs Florence Yarner, who
sued her husband, Col. Henry B.
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f Ulilbi i ^ . ..t.... lln x.u ai, oiaiJiJuii,
bas returned a verdict after two full
days of deliberation.
One of the Issues required the
jury to find whether the woman was
guilty or innocont of tho charge of
Immoral relations with Baxtor Mc
Crary, negro, and the jury answered
The verdict carno after tho jury
had deliberated for 4 2 hours and
bad cast eleven ballots.
The case followed sensational de
velopments In Lexington, N, C., on
the night of Aug. 0, 10 2 0, when a
group of citizens aro alleged to have
dragged Baxter McCrary. wealthy
mulatto, from tinder the home of H.
B. Varner. A few days later Varner
entered suit against the negro for
$1 00,000, charging him with having
alienated his wife's affections, and at
tho same time instituted divorce
proceedings against Mrs. Varner.
The divorce case was thrown out of
court under a technicality.
Mrs. Varner, in November, filed a
suit In Federal Court asking for a
reasonable subsistence from her hus
band and titlo to a building in Lex
ington, owned by Mr. Varner, said
to bo worth $r>0,000. Tho trial of
the case was begun in Federal Court
here on Feb. ir?, and on Fob. 24th lt
went to the Jury.
When the news of the verdict was
conveyed'to Mrs. Varner, at a local
sanitarium, she collapsod, according
to attending physicians, and has
been quito ill since.
No Worms In a Healthy* Child
All ch?dron troubled with Worms have aa un
healthy color, which indicates poor blood, end as a
rule, there is moro or less stomach disturbance.
GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC given wo
larry for two or three weeks will enrich the blood.
Improve the digestion, and actas a generelStrength
colntf Tonie to the whole system. Nature will theo
throw off or dispel the worms, and theChlld wlllbe
Io perfect health. Pleasant to take. 60c per boule.
J. Ii. DICKSON PASSES A WAV.
Well Known and Honored Citizen of
Westminster Soot ion.
(Tugnloo Tribune, Mardi I.)
Saturday owning, Fob. 26th, at
about 7.30 o'clock, Josiah Leland
Dickson, one of Oconoo's prominent
fariner citizens, died at his home In
the Union section, throe milos below
Westminster, Ills death was rather
unexpected to his friends and neigh
bors, as ho was Ul of pnoumonia for
only a few days.
Mr. Dickson livod out tho allotted
time of man and spout his days wise
ly and well. He was 7 1 years old on
July 6th, 1920, and of course watson
tho down-grade of life, hut to all
outward appearances was a well pro
served man, and no one thought that
bo was so soon to pass from among
us. His companion, Mrs. Juno Dick
son, lias boon unwell for the past
year, and his youngest daughter,
Mrs. Aileen Mitchell, ls now quite
sic*. Tho widow and children have
tho profound sympathy of many in
their sore bereavement.
Mr. Dickson was a loyal membor
of tho Westminster Methodist
church and at different times held
the office of steward and other places
of trust. His father was the late
Simpson Dickson, ruling elder of the
Retreat Presbyterian church, who
died May ll, 1878.
Of his Imm?diat family Mr. Dick
son leaves his wife, who was Miss
Jane Hancock, sister of W. F. Han
cock, and ten sons and daughters,
as follows: J. E. Dickson, Westmin
ster Route 1; R. C. Dickson, of
Rogersville, Ma.; Wm. Dickson, of
Rockingham, Ga.; L. W. and Mark
Dickson, of this county; Mrs. J. L.
Singleton, of Saluda; Mrs. C. W.
Creighton, of Greenwood; Mrs.Min
nie McAllstor, Westminster Route
5; Mrs. J. E. Ballenger, Westmin
ster Rou to 1, and Mrs. Aileen Mitch
ell, at home. Ono of his sisters is
Mrs. W. P. Hancock, of tho Union
Funeral services were conducted
at the home Monday afternoon at 3
o'clock by his pastor, Rev. R. L.
Doggett, and his body was laid to
rest in tho cemetery of the First
Baptist church immediately after
wards. Rev. A. N. Littlejohn, of tho
Presbyterian church, and Rev. Gam
brell Holland, a Baptist minister,
assisted in the sad ceremonies.
Mr. and Mrs. Dickson had been
married for about a half century,
and we are informed that his was
the first death to occur in the fam
The deceased was a soldier of the
Confederacy, having been called to
arms with the 16-year-old boys.
Why Mr. N. Windsor <R. I.) Put Up
? with Rata for Years
"Ve*rs ago I got some rat poison, which neady
killed our fine watch dog. We put up with rbis
until a friend told me about Rat-Snip. It surely
kills rats, though house pets won't touch lt." Rats
dry up and leave no smell. Prices. J5c, 05c. $1.25.
Sold and guaranteed by
Barton's Drug Store,
Whitmire-Mnrett Hardware Co.
Trinity Hazers Are Arrested.
Durham, N. C., March 3.-Inves
tigation of the hazing episode at
Trinity College early Monday morn
ing has passed out of the realm of
college authority and into the banda
ui the law. Four arrests have been
made In connection with tho affair
and others are expected to follow.
Prosecuting Attornoy S. It. Stray
horn has announced that a thorough
investigation will bo made.
Students already arrested include
Jack McClure, charged with assault
with a deadly weapon; O. D. Saw
yer, J. E. Harvey and D. L. McWbor
ter, charged with hazing. They wero
released on hoods furnished by mem
bers of the college faculty.
Tho trouble is said to have started
whon a number of students at
tempted to haze McClure, who re
sented the attempt, and during tho
row stabbed E. C. Brooks, son of the
State Superintendent of Public In
IKMith of 17-Year-Old Lad.
We regret to learn of tho death
of ('loman Bruce, son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. T. Bruce, which occurred at
their homo in Fair Play on Satur
day, Fob. 26th. The death of this
young boy has brought genuine sor
te many and desolation to tho homo.
Cleman had boen in failing health
for about two years, and it was fear
ed that his ailment would ultimately
ond in death. The immodiato cause
of death was tho closing of the bron
chial tubes. I" ' ho livod until Aug
ust ho wou! boon 17 yours old.
Tho Courier joins with others In ex
tending to tho beroaved ones sin
cere sympathy In their sorrow.
Pal maf esta
(PALMTCTTO STATE FESTIVAL,)
Columbia, March 28 to April 2
IN THE SPRING
NEEDS A TONIC.
Winter Weakens lilood, Makes Pah
THE MOST KNOWN BLOOD TONIC
Drowsy Spring Fever Keeling that
Comes from Sluggish Blood will
Soon I /ei iv ci You.
As all growing things on earth
shoot Into new lifo in spring-time, so'
do the billions-, of cells that make
up each part of the body renew
As you opon the windows, breathe
tho spring air and let in the sun
shine, tho red corpuscles in your
blood should carry moro oxygen to
the tiny colls.
Tho rod corpuscles aro tiny disc
shapod particles, swimming in enor
mous nuaibors in the blood. They
carry oxygen to colls in all part.s of
tho body, and they carry away worn
out waste matter. Sometimes, espe
cially in tho spring, after the win
ter Indoors and more or less sick
ness, tho red corpuscles themselves
need rebuilding. Glide's Popto-Man
gan contains Just the ingredients to
give them greater power to absorb
oxygen and to distribute it through
out the body.
That is why lt ls such a good
spring tonic. It helps so much to
bring hack color to cheeks made pale
and wan by the necessary Indoor
winter Ufo. It adds to the number
of red corpuscles. With fine spring
days and Gude's Pepto-Mangan you
gain In vigor and attain good health.
Don't go around drowsy this
spring. Take that good tonic, Cade's
Pepto-Mangan. You can got it In
tablet form or in liquid form at your
druggist's. Both forms have the
same medicinal value. Insist upon
genuine Gude's Pepto-Mangan.-adv
To Correct a Slander.
It ls hard to correct false reports.
Error travels faster than truth, and
it would seem that lt ls also held
more ? naciously hy the , human
mind. There never was aiw truth in
the statement that "campaigns for
tho reduction ot tho cottop acreage
in the past have always failed." In
fact, they have always t'jucceeded,
both In reducing the cottoft acreage
and la Increasing the price.
There have been since 1895 four
well-marked campaigns for the re
ducion of the cotton acreage. The
one In 1919 was largely conducted
by cotton factors, supply merchants
and bankers, and was discontinued
as soon as prices bogan going up,
but there was a reduction in the
acreage Just the same Here are a
few facts that are well worth con
sidering In regard to the effects of
acreage reduction campaigns in the '
1905-Acreage reduced 13.1 per
cent. Price Increased 20 per cent.
1895-Acreage reduced 14.7 per
cent. Price increased 65 per cont.
1915-- Acreage reduced 14.7 per
cent. Price Increased 6 6 per cont.
1919-Acrea'ge reduced 7.4 per
cent. Price Increased 29 per cent.
Tho acreage will be reduced In
1921 if the price continues low-not
5 0 per cent, we may be sure, but a
good deal, lt ls an absoluto neces
sity, and will be done.
A Lake Sboro Auto Graveyard?
Buffalo, N. Y., March I -The Und
ing of the wrecks of scventeon au
tomobiles at the foot of a cliff on
the south shore of Lake Erle, a few
milos wost of Buffalo, has convinced
the police that companies Insuring
against theft . have been systemati
cally cheated. Insurance companios,
In self-defonso, are carefully exam
ining candidates for Insurance of
In this lake shore graveyard of
automobiles aro makes of many
sorts, from the plain runabout up
to tho pretentious limousine. Marks
on tho edge of the 85-foot, cliff and
tho condition of tho machines lndi
cato that tho automobiles wore set
aflro before hoing sent over.
Tho theory of tho pollco is that
tho machines woro stolen from their
ownors, insured against theft under
fictitious names, roported stolen so
that tho Insurance could be collect
ed, and thon destroyed to provont j
detection for theft.
Pollco records show that in throo
months 484 cars were stolon, and 41
of theso wore found burned or de
stroyod, and 108 ure still listed as
<? ? **>*>? .
Te Cure a Cold In On? Doy
Tek* L AXATIVE BROMO WININE(TafcWtO U
?onttajfe?th 4U& Headache and work? off the
Cold. E. W. GROVE'S signet ure on each box. iOc
Subscribe for The Courier. (Best.)
STORY OF AN OliD-TIME COUPLE
Husband's Venturo Into Ocean ,l>i<l
Not Scare Mrs. Custis.
(Capo Charles Lotter In the Norfolk
There were many curious people
who dwelt upon the eastern shore
in by-gone days, but ono of tho most
eccentric men known among, the
oastorn shoro mon was John Custis,
who Inherited "Arlington," after
which tho Pocomoko estate was
named. (Arlington ls located Just
bolow Cape Charles.)
This John Custis married Frances
Parke, daughter of Daniel Parko,
Governor of tho Leeward Islands
(West Indies), and their son, Dan
iel Parks Custis (early judge of
Somerset, county, Maryland), was
the first husband of Martha Dan
drldge, afterward Marsha Washing
John Custis and Francos Parko
lived at Arlington many yoars. The
marriage scorns to have boen a vory
unhappy one, and many stories of
tholr disagreements, which often led
to conflicts, have boen handed down
from generation to generation. It is
said that for weoks at a time tho
couple lived together without even
speaking to each other. During
these periods of silence communica
tions were convoyed by the servants.
As /an illustration, Mrs. jCustis
would say to the butler, "Pamsky,
ask your master if he will have cof
fee or tea, and sugar, and cream,"
and to the servant's question Mr.
Custis would reply, "Tell your mis
tress that I will have coffee as usual,
with no cream."
Following a long spell when the
couple had not spokon to each other
Mr. Custis dressed himself with a
great deal of caro one day, ordored
his best horse and gig to the door,
and in a very polite and dignified
manner invited Mrs. Custis to ac-1
company him on a drive. "Certainly,
slr; I will be dolighted; but what
has caused this unusual courtesy?"
Instead of taking the usual route
along tHo bay beach the eccentric
Mr. Custis headed his horse straight
out into the bay, the water deepen
ing very gradually near Arlington.
"Where are you going, Mr. Cus
tis?" asked tho wife.
"To hell, madam," he replied.
"Drive on," said she, "any place
is preferable to this."
Presently the water began to en
ter tho gig.
"Again I ask, where are you tak
ing me to?" said Mrs. Custis.
"And I say again, madam, to
hell.', was tho brief reply.
"Once more then, Mr. Custis, I
say, drive on. The prospect is far
brighter than that of a return to
After proceeding so far out from
shoro that the horse was alt but
forced to swim, Mr. Custis turned
the animal's head to the shore, say
ing to his wife with much emphasis:
"If I wore to drive to hell, and tho
devil himself came out to meet us,
I do not believe, madam, that you
would bo frightened."
"Quito true, slr," she replied; "I
know you so well that I would not |
bi afraid to go where you would
Following this episode the couple
.seem to have lived moro happily to
gether, for a deed, to which they
were both parties, was soon drawn
up, in which mutual concessions
were made in the hope that domes
tic happiness might ensue.
Better Than Traps For Rat?
Writoi Adamo Dru? Co., Texas
They nay : " RAT-SNAP ta doing" tho work
and the rat undertakers are aa busy as pop
corn on a hot 6 to vc" Try lt on your rata.
RAT-SNAP ta a "money back" guaranteed
sure killer. Comes ready for use ; no mix
ing with other foods. Cata and dogs vron't
touch it. Rate dry up and leave no smell.
Three sizes: 860 for one room; 660 for
house or chicken yard : $1.26 for barna and
outbuildings, 8tart killing rata today.
BBSBBBBsa Sold and Guaranteed by isBssBBa
Barton's Drug Store,
Whltmi re-Mar Ott Hardware Co.
Tho Fiji Islands have almost no
A socond cable from the mainland
to Vancouver is to bu laid at a cost
I Pure, Rich Bloo<
? Your Body Vigoi
When impurities creep into your
blood the fir at symptoms are usn*
ally a lost of appetite, followed by
a gradual lessoning of energy, the
system becomes weaker day by
day, until you feel yourself en the
verge of a breakdown.
Nearly everybody a few
bottles of S. S. S" the great vege
table blood remedy, to cleanse out
all impurities about twice a year.
It is sn excellent ideo to take thia
?j Colds & I
5 "Por years we have used
D and I have never found any
D place," writes Mr. H. A. Stacy
g cy, who is a Rutherford Cour
mm Draught as a medicine that si
.J hold for use In the prompt tret
** vent them from developing inti
H "it touches the liver an
M declared, "it is one of the t
S cold and headache. 1 don't 1
g family if it wasn't for Black-D
B dollars ... I don't see how i
B out it 1 know it is a reliable
Q in the house. ' I recommend
n never without it"
SS At all druggists.
CAROLINA MAN RESTONS PLACE.
Jame? M. Raker Leaves the Internal
Washington, March 2.-James M.
Baker, of South Carolina, former
secretary of the Senate, and for tho
past two years deputy commissioner
of internal revenue, in charge of tho
department of tax sales, has tender
ed his resignation to tho commis
sioner of Internal rovonue, who has
accepted the resignation with expres
sions of regret, after urging Mr. Ba
ker not to relinquish the position.
Mr. Baker has been for 28 years
in public service, with a distinguish
ed record of efficiency and accom
plishment. He has made an Impor
tant busines connection in Now York,
and Washington and will devote his
entire time to his private affairs. It
wks his desire to take up private
business sovoral months ago, but at
the special request of the commis
sioner of internal revenue he de
ferred his retirement from tho dep
uty commisslonership until Fob. 28.
The heads of the division in the tax
sales unit presented Mr. Baker with
a handsome Rold watch and chain
as a token of their esteem when he
left tho office.
A WALHALLA WOMAN'S EXPER
Can you doubt the evidence of this
You can verify Walhalla ondorae
Mrs. A. L. Tilley, 6 James St. Wal
halla, says: "I had backache and
kidney trouble ?orno time ago and I
think lt was caused by overwork. My
hack got terribly soro and ached all
the time. Swooping or bending ovor
waa almost Impossible. I got dl*ay
and black specks came before ny
oyes. Mornings I was so lame and
sore I could hardly get around. I had
headaches and nervous spoils, too.
My kidneys didn't act ar, they should
and I was tn' pcotty bad condition.
I used Doan's Kidney Pills and they
made mo feel bettor right away. In
a short time I was entirely cured."
Price 60c, at all dealors. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy-get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mrs. Tilley hod. Fostor-Mllburn Co.,
Mfrs., Buffalo. N. Y.
Notes from Whitewater.
March 1.-Special: Mrs. B. P.
Coward, of this section, ls visiting
her son, John Coward, ot nour Wal
Roy IOlrod has returned to his
homo at Basley after a week's visit
boro among friends.
B. P. Nicholson has been quite ill
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Corbin are
moving to the John Breedlove place.
Mr. and Mrs. Mllas Alexander, ol
Little River, were late guests at the
homo of Mr. and Mr3. John O'Leary.
i Will Keep I
rous and Healthy*!
precaution to keep the system in o
vigorous condition so as to more
easily resist disease to which every
one is subject. S. S. 8. is without
an equal as a general tonic and sys*
tem builder. It improves the appe.
tito and gives new strength and vi?
tality to both old and ycur.g.
Full information and valu?lo lit.
erature can be bad by writing to
Swift Specific Co., 166 Swift Labi
oratory, Atlanta. Qa.
Black-Draught in our family,
medicine that could take its
, ol Brady ville, Tenn. Mr. Sta
ity farmer, recommends Black
lould be kept in every house
ttment of many little ills to pre
) serious troubles.
d does the work," Mr. Stacy vg
test medicines I ever saw for a m
(now what we would do in our ?S
raught It has saved ns many ?g
my family can hardly go with- M
and splendid medicine to keep fl
Black-Draught highly and am H
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1 NOTICE OF HOMESTEAD
State of South Carolina,
County of Ocouee.
(In Court of Common Pleas.)
Mrs. L. V. Brewer, widow, and her
six minor Children, to wit: J. V.
Brewer, Furman Brewer, Henry
Brewer, Rosa Brewer, Ruby Brew
er and Myrtie Brewer,
Estate of J. A. Brewer, Deceased.
To Whom it May Concern:
Please take notice that Mrs. L. V.
Brewer, widow, and her six minor
children, above namod, have made
application to me. stating that she
is the bead of a family, and asks that
a Homestead Exemption bo set off to
her and her chlldron aforesaid, in
the real estate of J. A. Brewer, de
ceased, In Oconeo county, South Ca
rolina, not to exceed in value the
sum of $1,000.00, and also a home
stead Exemption in the personal
property of said deceased, not to
exceed in valuo tho sum of $500.
That said petition will bo hoard by
me, at my office, at Walhalla, S. C.,
on FRIDAY, March 25th, 1921, at
ll o'clock A. M.
W. O. WHITE.
Master for Oconeo County, S. C.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Oconeo.-By V. F. Martin,
Esq., Judge of Probate.-Whereas,
W. J. Schroder, C. C. C. P., has mado
suit to mo to grant him Letters of
Administration of thc Estate of and
Efforts of Mrs. Roxlo J. Moss, De
These aro, thorefore, to cito and
admonish all and singular tho kin
dred and croditors of tho said Mrs.
Roxie J. Moss, Docoasod, that they
bo and appear before mo, in tho
Court of Probate, to bo hold at Wal
halla Court House, South Carolina,
on Monday, the 21st day of March,
1021, after publication hereof, at ll
o'clock in tho forenoon, to show
causo, if any thoy have, why tho said
administration should not be grantod
Given under my hand and seal thia
7th day of February, A. I). 19 21.
?Seal.) V. F. MARTIN,
Judge of Probate for Oconee County,
Publiahod on tho 9th, 16th, 23d
days of Foburary, and 2d, 9th, 16th
days of March, 1921, in The Keoweo
Courier, and on the Court House door
for tho time prescribed by law.
Feb. 9, 1921. 6-11
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND
All persons indebted to the Estate
of P. A. ORANT, Docoasod, are
hereby notified to make payment
to the undersigned, and all persons
having claims against said Estate
will presont the samo, duly attested,
within the time proscribed by law,
or bo barred.
T. B. ABLES,
L. M. ORANT,
Executors of tho Estate ot P. A.
Feb. 23, 1921. 8-11