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"TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE, AND IT MUST FALLOW AS THE MCHffi
By Steck, Shclur HugliM & Shclor.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNj
New Spring
Goods.
Our Spring Goods are now
arriving, Come in and
look them over, ?g The
prices are right.
C. W. & J. E. Bauknight.
WALHALLA, S. C.
IT PAYS TO BUY FOR CASH.
The Demand for Fertilizers
Is Coming*
NEVER DOUBT IT! Tho American farmer is nobody's fool. To
?cut his fertilizer jimms to reduce lils crop. To reduce lils crop
means to lessen his income. Ho knows thai bet ter than any ono
Also. Ho will withhold ills orders tHl tho lust moment, like any
other business man in a falling market, hst when tho time comes
ho wiU buy as near his normal amount of fertilizer as his cash and
iris credit will permit.
Extract from an editorial in tho Bulletin of the United
States Potash Producers' Association.
(adv.-13-14
NOTICIO OF ELECTION.
Tho State of South Carolina,
County of Oconee.
To the Qualified Electors and Regis
tered Freeholders of Legal Voting
Age in Mndison School District,
No. 75:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, That an
Election will be hold at Madison
School House od WEDNESDAY, the
13th day of APRIL, 1921, for tho
purpose of voting upon the question
of levying a Special Tax of Four
Mills on all taxable property of ?aid
District, to be used for school pur
poses in said District, in accordance
with Section 1742, Civil Code of
South Carolina, 1912.
Respectfully,
A. P. DUKE,
J. P. ARVE,
J. P. KNECHT,
Trustees.
March 30, 1921. 13-14
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina,
Coutny of Oconee.
To the Qualified Electors and Regis
tered Freeholders of Legal Voting
Age in Chauga School District,
No. 23:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: That an
Eloction will be hold at Chauga
School House on WEDNESDAY, the
13th day of APRIL, 1921, for the
purpose of voting upon the question
of levying a Spoclal Tax of Seven
Mills on all taxable property of said
District, to be used for building nur
posos in said District, In accordance
with Section 1742, Civil Code of
South Carolina, 1912.
Respectfully,
W. N. SULLIVAN,,.
W. M. COLLINS,
ALBERT SMITH.
Trustees.
March 30, 1921. 13-14
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina,
Coutny of Oconoe.
To tho Qualill?d Electors and Regis
tered Freeholders of Legal Voting
Ago In Clevela'nd School District,
No. 12:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: That an
Eloction will be hold at Clovelnnd
School Houso on WEDNESDAY, tho
13th day of APRIL, 1921, between
the hours of 7 A. M. and 4 P. M., for
the purpose of voting upon the ques
tion of levying a Special Tax of Six
Mills on all taxable property of said
District, to bo used for building pur
poses In said District, in accordance
with Section 1742, Civil Code of
South Carolina, 1912.
Respectfully,
.1. A. JONES,
.1. C. MOORE,
,1AM ES SPENCER,
Trustees.
March 30, 1921. 13-14
Subscribe for The Courier. (Beat.;
NOTICE OF FIRST MEETING OF
CREDITORS.
In tho District Court of tho United
States for the Western District of
South Carolina.-In Bankruptcy.
In thu .Matter of
Frederick Charles Ayer, Bankrupt.
To the Creditors of Frederick
Charles Ayer, of Seneca, In the Coun
ty of Oconee and District aforesaid,
a bankrupt:
Notice is hereby given that on the
19th day of March, A. D. 1921, the
said Frederick Charles Ayer was duly
adjudicated bankrupt; and that tho
first meeting of his creditors will be
held in the offl?e of E. L. H ERNDON,
Esq., in Walhalla, S. C., on the
Eighth Day of APRIL, A. D. 1921,
at ll o'clock in the forenoon, at
which time the said creditors may
attend, prove their claims, appoint
a trustee, examine the bankrupt, and
transact such other business as may
properly come before the said meet
ing. C. E. COOLEY,
Referee in Bankruptcy,
Anderson, S. C.
'March 28t,h, 1921. 13
Itamseur Succeeds Blackburn.
Congressman F. H. Dominick an
nounces the resignation of his pres
ent secretary, W. F. Blackburn, and
the appointment of Walter G. Ram
seur, of Central, Pickens county, as
his successor.
Mr. Blackburn resigned in order
to accept tho position of chief clerk
in the office of tho Chief Game War
den in Columbia.
Mr. Ramseur was Congressman
Dominick's secretary when ho first
wont to Washington four years ago,
remaining with him ns secretary un
til September, 19 17, when he entorod
tho army ns an army field clerk and
served In France as such for two
years.
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Killed at Bottom of Well.
Gaffney, S, C., March 27.-James
Adkins, who was well) known In this
city and section, and who had fol
lowed the business of digging wells
for a number of years, was instantly
killed Friday while working in a
well In Gaffney. From information
obtained from people in the neigh
borhood of whore tho accident oc
curred, it seems that two wlndlnss
mon were handling tho bucket, and
In some way it became detached
from the rope while at tho top of the
well and struck Adkins on tho hoad
when lt foll back to the bottom of
the well, where ho was at work. Mr.
Adkins was G ?J years of ago and Is
survived by his widow and a number
of children.
Adah, in Babylonia, discovered by
tho University of Chicago excavat
ing expedition in 1 9 04, ls consid
ered tho oldest city in tho world.
HIGH AM IS GUILTY OF MURDER.
Jury Heilders Verdict In Two Hours
. und Ten Minutes.
Florence, March 28.-Edmund p.
Bigham, charged with killing his
brother and four others, was found
guilty of the murder of hl8 brother
here to-day and was sentenced to die
April 8th. Tho case was given to the
Jury at 1,15 o'clock this afternoon,
and at 3.25, following a recess to 3
o'clock, and after a walt of sbme
minutes to bring tho prisoner irAo
court, the Jury's verdict of guilty of
murder was read to a court room
crowded with spectators.
Convicted Mun Talks.
Then, after a painful wait of min
utes while the clerk of the court
searched for the ceremonial of tho
arraignment for sentence, and an
harangue by the prisoner in response
to .ludge Memminger's question if
he had anything to say in his own
behalf, the death sentence was pro
nounced and Bigham knew that he
was to die on Friday, April S'th, un
less the Supreme Court grants a re
versal of the verdict on the appeal
which Attorney A. L. King announc
ed his intention to make.
Bigham's stolid Indifference to
everything around him. bis apparent
inability to grasp the solemnity of
the proceedings or of the seriousness
of his own position, his readiness to
respond with a smile on less than no
provocation all passed when the
prisoner came Into court to hear the
verdict. He resumed in part his role
of Injured innocence when he sat in
tho dock for final arraignment. For
a time he leaned forward, his head
resting on bis hand as If he prayed
for strength to go through the ordeal
he had been called upon to pass. He
listened with no special interest as
his attorney moved for a new trial,
and while Judge Mommlnger, in re
fusing lt, alluded with much feellug
to the fact that Bigham's father had
while1 State Senator from Florence
comity cast his vote in favor of put#
ting Judge 'M'emminger oh trie DeflcBr
. The shocking part of the whole
thing seemed to reach him slowly,
but as Its realization progressed by
degrees the ashen pallor that had
shown In his foco all day became
more marked, the aid of bravado
passed Into a pitiable weakness that
caused the man to look here and
there about the> audience with the
expression of a hunted animal sur
rounded by men who sought its life. |
Tho old Bigham had passed and did
not show again until Judge Mern-1
minger asked him what ho had to
say why sentence should not be pro
nounced against him. Then, leaning
forward on the miling of the pris
oner's dock, and in a voice that was
calm and unshaken, tho prisoner
spoke as follows: "I have nothing
to say except that I am innocent. Ii
know .nothing of how that crime was
committed. That Ts the truth, so help
me, God. That's all I have to say. I
wish my mother could como down
and tell how tho thing hnppened. I
wish that little boy had lived when
I asked Dr. Boston to save his life.
He would have told the same things
I and my wife told. Judge, I hope
you will give me time, so some of tho
people who testified here against me
may have a chance to come forward
and tell the truth, and not come too
late, like Viudas making his offering
of the thirty pieces of silver. I do
warit to say something more. I hope
you will take no exception to it. As
far as you are concerned I have had
a fair trial. But if people had had
time to think things over, consider
and take it up with their God, they
would have testified differently."
When asked to explain the finding
of his pistol in his brother's hand,
Bigham said: "I left that pistol in
my bureau drawer, and it haft been
testified that the door was found
broken open. That ls tho only way
Smiley could have got lt. If I am
guilty 'I hope I may be petrified in
front of this court house, Just as I
was that day or as I am now. T am
as Innocent ns a new-born baby."
shotgun Duel Near Barnwell.
Barnwell, S. C., March 27.-In a
shotgun duel which took place about
fivo miles from Barnwell this morn
ing, Leonard 'Miles, white, was seri
onsly wounded, and Charlie Morris,
also white, was painfully injured.
Miles was shot in tho chest, the ball
passing through his lung and com
ing out of his back. Morris was shot
in his feet. It Is said that the shoot
ing was tho culmination of long
standing ill feeling between tho two
men, who live on adjoining farms.
Each claims that tho other shot first.
Tho attending physician said that
Milos had an even chance of recov
ery.
Tom Marshall Gets Appointment.
Washington, March 26.-Former
Vice President Thoa. R. Marshall and
former Senator Nathan B. Scott, of
Wost Virginia, woro appointed as
members of the Lincoln Memorial
Commission to-day by President W.
G. Harding.
Tho United States had 7 5 posl
odlces In 1790.
Sunflower seeds yield a drying oil
nearly oo.ua 1 to thnttof linseed.
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jf^OR A GENERAL CLEAN Ul?. *
1 ?Friday,- April 1st, Will bo Clean
9 Up Ray in Walhalla.
?
MK Every citizen of tho town of *
Walhalla ls called upon to Join .
Hub a Clean-up Day, and I most *
%/?arnestly ask that everybody *
fl Join In with the city officials .
.??nd tho Civic League in this ?
.^much-needed work. Rake and *
Vpurn all the old papers and *
?pother trash or rubbish that will *
?ftburn, thou got together all the ?
*^old tin cans, bottles or broken *
?^crockery Into piles whore the *
*f.wagons can got it, and early on *
??Friday morning, April 1st, tho ?
?^wagons will be In every ward .
**pf the town for the purpose of ?
..? gathering ?ip nnd hauling out *
???of town all such rubbish as can
?v'not be safely burned.
? . The Civic League will join in
? this work, and committees will
*r$>? appointed to see that every
? part of town is thoroughly cared
?. xor and cleaned.
? 1 cannot stress too much the
? importance of this work, for it
? is a well recognized fact that
? filth and rubbish are tho Incu
?. gaters for filos and other enr
? Mers of disease germs, und
? (therefore should not be allowed
?>|o accumulate in our back yards
? pd on our promises.
The age-old question may be
?. asked, "Am I my brother's keep
?' er?" and the answer ls, "We
Winnot live unto ourselves."
? Every one is a part of tho great
Vah?le and must, therefore, ns
? alst in the betterment (Y the liv
? Rig conditions of the town or ?
? Community in which his or her ?
? lot is cast. ?
? 1 therefore call upon every ?
? :qno, white and colored, to do ?
? his or her part In the matter of *
?'deaning up and beautifying the ?
Aurally beautiful to-m of Wal- ?
Ha. W. M. Brown, . *
* ? ? * * ? * ?
ITEMS OF SENECA LOCAL NEWS.
? 1 -
Clans Rivalry Brings Into tho Sunday
Helloo). Many Now Members.
Seneca, March 29.-Special: 'Miss
Nancy Hines, a member of the music
faculty at Winthrop College, was at
home for the Easter holidays.
Friends of Mrs. L. David Wyly, of
Fayetteville, N. C., will bo pleased
to know that she and bor four-year
old son, David, Jr., arrived Tuesday
night on a visit to her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. P. Reid.
Mrs. Singleton Vernor and her two
boys, Oliver and James, left Satur
day for the "Gate City," where they
expect to spend the month of April.
After a pleasant visit of several
weeks with Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Low
ery, Rev. and Mrs. M. R. Kirkpat
rick loft last Wednesday morning
for their former home on Wadmalnw
Island.
Rev. D. J. Fant will preach In the
Baptist church at tho morning hour
for services next Sunday, and Rev. J.
W. McGlothlln, president of Furman
University, will fill tho pulpit at the
evening hour. A cordial invitation
is extended to the public to attend
these services.
The monthly meeting of the Par
ent-Teacher Association will be held
Tuesday afternoon, April Gth. A full
attendance is desired.
The beginners' department of the
Presbyterian church were given an
Easter egg hunt Friday afternoon In
the church yard by Mrs. W. F. Aus
tin, superintendent, and Mesdames!
H. P. H?lleman and Claude Hopkins,
teachers in this department. The
little tobj had a happy time and tho
hours were all too short for them.
Ice cream was served, and thnt, too,
was enjoyed by the children.
E. O. Todd, of Greenville, spent
several day? the past week with his
homofolks. He is recuperating from
the after-effects caused from having
his tonsils removed.
Miss Mary Strlbllng has returned
to flreenvllle, after a pleasant visit
to Miss Rebecca Todd and other
friends.
Tho sale of aprons and pies which
was given Saturday under tho aus
pices of tho Christian Endeavor So
ciety was a pronounced success. Tho
aprons and pies were sold as rapidly
as tho proverbial "hot cakes," which
ls very gratifying to those who had
the sale in charge.
Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Hines hod as
their guest for tho Easter season
their relative, Adjt.-Gon. W. W.
Mooro, of Columbia.
Although tho clouds were heavy
and threatening, there was a large
number of tho Onco-a-Week Club
members who attended tho meeting
last week when Mrs. Clinton Marett
charmingly entertained at her home
In Mowry. At tho conclusion of the
program the hostess sorved a tompt
ing salad course, with leo cream and
cako.
Tho membership drive which was
Unlicked by tho Fidelis class of tho
Baptist church was brought to a
closo aftor about four weeks of pleas
ant rivalry between tho two chosen
sides. Tho class had even ono dozen
girls enrolled, but thoy were deter
mined to bring others In, and with
Misses Winnifred Adams and Viola
Horses
- I HAVE A
35 Head of Goo<
and Muk
and they are worth thc monc
Good Paper, These are all
kind you will need for the he
have Buggies, Wagons and '.
Repairs, Chattanooga Plows
right prices, & Milk Cows
and see me.
HOYS' ORATORICAL CONTEST.
Ttie Occasion will Take Place Friday
Night of This Week.
Tho boys' oratorical contest will
be held Friday of this week in the
auditorium of the Walhalla High
School, beginning at 8 o'clock.
Five schools have given notice of
entering the contost and have sent
the names of their representatives.
These are as follows:
1. Seneca. (Name of representa
tive and subject not designated.)
2. Norton. (Representative and
subject not given.)
Columbus.
4. Richland. Kenneth Hughs, rep
resentative; subject, "Results of
Work."
6. Westminster. David Stribling,
representative; subject, "Declara
tion of Independence."
A contest of unusual merit is an
ticipated, for the local contests by
which these representatives have
been chosen have boen of a high or
der. It is hoped that the auditorium
will he filled on Friday night.
In order to meet the necessary ex
penses incident to the contest an
admission fee of 2f> cents will be
charged.
EXHUME HO DI ICS OF NEGROES
Murdered in Georgia-Eleven Aro
Reported to Have Reen Killed.
Atlanta, March 26.-Agents of the
Department of Justice, led by Clyde
Manning; a negro, who confessed to
having aided in killing eleven ne
groes on the plantation of John Wil- ,
Hams, in Jasper county, Georgia, to
day dug up the bodies of three ne
groes in a pasture a short distance ?
from the Williams home. The search
was continued for three more bodies,
which the negro is said to have con
fessed to having helped get rid of.
John Williams, owner of the plan
tation, is being held in the Fulton
County tower on a warrant charging
murder, and his three sons, Julius,
Hayler and Marvin Williams, also
were arrested to-day on Stato war
rants charging murder. Charges of
peonage in connection with the ope
ration of the Williams' farms are
being investigated by the Federal
officers.
All-Day Sluging at Cross Roads.
- There will be an all-day singing at
Cross Roads No. 2 Baptist church on
tho first (next) Sunday in April, tho
3d. All lovers of music, and espe
cially tho singers, are invited. Bring
well-filled baskets and let's have a
day of singing and praise.
Bradberry as captains of their re
spectivo sides, no time was lost, as
lt was known that tho defeated side
would bo called on to honor the sue- i
cessful contestants In a social gath
ering. Tho class rapidly grew from
ono dozen girls to three dozen and a
half. There was a most enjoyable
got-togother of this largo class Fri
day evening at the Palmetto Hotel.
Tho hostesses for the evening wero
Mrs. I (eu fro, tho teacher; Mrs. John
Brock, Jr., Mrs. T. M. Lowery, Mrs.
Walter Kelley and Miss Winnifred
Adams. Animated conversation and
livoly contests and games afforded
a pleasant pastime for an hour or
moro. Thon tho guests were Invited
Into tho dining room, whero a deli
cious chicken salad course was serv
ed. Tho parlors and dining room
were profusely decorated with beau
tiful spring flowers appropriate to
tho Faster season. Tho place cards
were little yellow chickens, sugges
tive of the season, and in all details
there wero similar suggestions. De
lightful punch was sorved through
out tho ovonlng. It will bo woll for
other Sunday school classes to fall
in step with tho Fidelis class and
bring Others in.
WALHAL
J. R. Suttles.
- Mules
BOUT
i Young Horses
?S to Sell
;y\ Will sell for Cash or
real work stock-just thc
:avy spring work, J Also
Harness, Oliver Plows and
and Repairs-all to go at
and Beef Cattle. ?s* Come
Brown,
LA, S, C*
SCENES OF TERROR AHE CAUSED
Hy Flumes-'Whole City of Tokio
Threatened by Great Pire,
Tokio, Japan, March 27.-Tho en
tire city of Tokio was imperilled last
night by tho greatest fire with which
it' has been visited in a decade. The
conflagration destroyed a thousand
houses In tho Yotsuya district, in tho
northwestern part of the city, involv
ing a loss ostimated at 25,000,000
yen (normally about $12,500,000.)
Thousands of persons were matfe
homeless, and 138 persons were in
jured. The burned buildings Includ
ed three hospitals, a bank, and sev
eral large Jmajnesa, M^P^t^^M^t?^!
a violent, biting .wind .drove* tlT?^.
flames In the direction ot' th'? heart
of the city, causing a panic among:
the population over a wide area.
Four thousand troops aided the Ure
men in combating .tho blaze, but it
was only when the force of the wind
let down notably that tbolr efforts
to control tho fire were rewarded
with any degree of success.
Scones of Terror.
Scenes of terror wore witnessed in
many sections as tho course of the
flames threatened widespread de
struction. The streets wero choked
with masses of despairing refugees
from the districts already stricken,
accompanied by carts loaded with
furniture, tho confusion being added
to by the flocking In of sightseers
from other sections. Many of the
half-frozen fugitives fleeing from the
flames bore infants strapped to their
backs. Mounted police bad great dif
ficulty In restraining incipient pan
ics. As a measure of relief the Im
perial Gardens were opened to the
Bufferers.
Thjg fire burned with such Intenso
brightness and so fiercely that tho
skies were Illumined by a fiery halo
which was visible for hundreds of
miles as it hung over the city. The
Diet, which was in session when the
blaze started, adjourned when its
threatening nature was reported.
ROY HELPED HIS MOTHER CLUB
Father to I)oath-Carted Body Away
to Railroad in Toy Wagon.
Grand Rapids, Mich., March 26.
Caspar Dldia, 14 years old, confessed
to-day, according to the police, that
he helped his mother club to death
his step-father, Jos. Scalblus, last
night. Then, according to the con
fession, he and his brother, James,
nine yoars old, placed tho body in a
toy wagon and carted it to the rail
road yards, where they loft it. Tho
body was found early to-day by a
switching crow.
Caspar declares that he was dur
ing the night awakened by a quar
rel between his mother and stop-fa
ther. "I struck him with nr. axe and
a shovel, and my mother hit him
with a stick," tho police quote him
as saying. "Then my brother and I
carried the body in tho cart."
Mrs. Scalblus and tho two boys
wore taken Into custody shortly af
ter the body was found.
Nervous Influenza Now.
London, 'March 26.-Nervous In
fluenza ls the latest form malady
that has visited London, according
to Dr. Hernard Hollander, an emi
nent Harley street physician, who
says that, although the now form of
"flu" ls not prevalent to any alarm
ing extent, thoro aro undoubtedly
many casoB of lt In London. Dr. Hol
lander remarked a similar form of
Influenza thirty years ago and be
lieves that the present attack can
not bo provonted with drugs, tho
only chance of escape being by keep
ing flt.
Largo stocks of vaccine aro being
hold in readiness for distribution
throughout the country in caso tho
necessity arises.
-.?..>
Yokohama was only a small fish
ing vlllago 65 yoars ago.

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