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WALHALLA, S. C.
WEDNESDAY i A PHIL -?7, lO??l.
j. nour, MCMAHAN HAS MOVED
To Virginia from North Carolina,
still Interested In Oconeo.
Wc aro En receipt of tho following
letter from our good friend. ,1. lt.
McMahon, who some lime ago moved
from oconeo to North Carolina:
Occoquan, Va., April 23.
tiditor Keowoo Courier:
Enclosed Und money order for $1.
for which please renew my subscrip
tion to The Courier for another year.
OS gelling this good old paper is
Uko getting a letter from home, as
I have lots of connections and old
friends in Oconeo.
I moved from Concord, N. C., to
('.is place a short while ago. The
pjstolllce Is at Woodbridge, Va. 1
nm - S miles from Washington and
12 miles below Mount Vernon, on
tho Potomac river. I have bought a
fruit farm, ten or twelve acres in
orchard. Some of the apple trees are
1 )> inches across the stump, some
pear trees ir? inches through. I have
every kind of fruit that will grow in
this country-pecan trees and even
chestnuts; grapes and commercial
blackberries. About a third of the
orchard is in pear trees, but the
frost killed the years this year. I
have lots of apples, but still not a
full crop, l farm enouch land to em
ploy my force, and while we plow
the land we can watch the steam
boats plow the Potomac. This is
said to ho one of tho best fishing
grounds on the Potomac. The Occo
quan creek empties Into the Potomac
here, forming the Occoquan bay.
Miles came down from Washington
last night, and he and the little boys
went fishing this morning. They
were gone about two or three hours
and came back with 34 fish, and the
shortest one was over len inches in
length. We have more fish here than
wo can use. and in the winter the
hay ls swarming with wild duck. \
mile mi the creek, at the mouth of
Pull's Pun. there are plenty or wim
turkey. There is just one thing I
would like to see, and that Is Frank
Taylor. Lem Galbreath and Duff Mc
Malian out on this bay fishing. Ga
briel might blow his trumpet and St.
Peter beckon them, but I believe
thev would fish right on.
We are in Prince William county,
and Manassas is the county seat, ll
is a beautiful country, and I like the
looks of things fine.
With best regards lo nil the folks
back home. Vorv I ru Iv von rs.
J. ft. McMahnn.
Harding lt retails Baptist Ground.
Washington. April 23.-President
Harding to-day turned the first
spadeful) of earth for tho National
Baptist Memorial to be erected here
in honor of Hoger Williams and his
fiKiif for religious liberty. Proml
;. baptists from throughout this
c in y were here for the occasion.
The campaign for the erection of
the memorial was started four years
ago by thc Joint committee of the
Northern and Southern Baptists,
numbering more than seven million,
and is expected to cos! about $.">00,
000. Tho site, a part of which now
ls occupied by Immanuel church.was
dedicated a year ago when tho South
ern Baptist Convention was in ses
The building will be of Colonial
classic type, and in front will be lo
cated a statue of Hoger Williams,
founder of the system of a freo
church and pioneer proponent of re
TOURISTS MAROONED ON ISLAM)
For Thirteen Days Aro Little Hie
Worse for Experience.
Miami. Fla., April Lillie the
worse from their experience of l>e
ing storm-bound for thirteen days
on Cal Key, Jamaica, a small island
in the Bahama group, 1 .'> miles casi
ol' Miami, Mr. and Mrs. Webb Jay
and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dashlol.
of Chicago, to-day say thai (he iori
nigh I spent on the island was enjoy
able with tho one exception of the
worry tiny knew their long absence
would cause their friends.
Tho party was brought to Miami
late friday afternoon by an airplane
which was sent out from here in
search of the four
Mr. Jay is president of the Coco
loho Club, which maintains a largo
club house on Cat Key. and the
stranded party spent tho (lavs in this
club house and In the palatial Island
homo of M. W. Strong, both of which
are well stocked with providions.
"There is nothing in ?ho report
that we were 'tailored and lorn' and
had lived principally on fish," said
Mr. Jay to-day.
Despite the IOHM of lifo during the
World War. Paris luus gained 10,000
Jo population since 1911.
THE LOCAL NEWS PROM SENECA
Ladles Assist liocnl Authorities in
Beautifying I'nrk-other Items.
Seneca, April 2 0.-Special: Tho j
"French Vaudeville." a burlesque!
entertainment, which was glvon lal
tho school auditorium Thursday
night to a packed house, was brim
full of fun from beginning to end,
which fact was testified to by tho,
almost continuous round of applause j
and laughter from the audience. The
cast of characters Included about j
thirty of the representative men and;
womon of Ibo town. Mrs. Beulah
Fitzgerald, of Atlanta, trained the!
different characters and furnished:
costumes, but the entertainment was
given under tho auspices of the Once-j
n-Weok Club. The door receipts ex-?
coed od tho expectations of the most
optimistic mem hors.
The park has gone through a very
noticeable Improvement in the past
few weeks, since our "City Fathers"
asked for tho co-operation of the
ladles to help them plan and direct
tho work toward transforming this
neglected eye-sore to a "park beau
tiful." Not only did many of the
ladles suggest and direct and also
give plants from their yards, hut
with their own hands they assisted
in planting them, so eager were they
to have a part in accomplishing this
long-felt ticed of beautifying the
park, which is ideally located and
adapted for both day and moonlight
picnics and other out-door social
gatherings, and will no doubt be a
popular resort during the summer
months. In a few weeks or months
Ibo result of tho work from planting
cannas, chrysanthemums. shrubs,
otc, will give pleasing returns, not
only to those who were most active
in the good work, but to tho public
in general who pass this way and
necessarily spend an hour or so in
waiting to make railroad connec
tions. This is a movement in which
every citizen of Seneca should feel a
personal pride and interest in holp
tng to make tho park an attractive
?>nd restful place.
As Saturday marked the 23(1 an
niversary of tho death of Mrs. Gladys j
Rumsey Hamilton, tho teachers and
Glass No. 3 of tho Presbyterian Sun
day school, wishing to silently testify
that Ihoir memory of her is still
warm and cherished, they carried
beautiful flowers to Mountain View
cemetery hist Saturday afternoon
and lovingly placel them on the sa
cred spot where rest the mortal re
mains of their friend and co-worker
of Class No. 3. of which she was a
''>yal and faithful member. The va
cant place in the class will be long
and sadly felt. Though "Miss Gladys"
is dead, yet she will live on and on
through the good influence left be
It will bo of special interest to the
people of Seneca to know that Miss
Josie Dendy, of Seneca High School,
was among the successful ones in
the girls' expression contest, which
was held in Columbia last week.
There were 30 girls, representing as
many schools in different parts of
the State, who entered tho contest.
From this number ten of the best
speakers were selected for the finals,
and Miss Josie was ono of the num
ber, her subject being "When the
Moon Rose." Her many friends con
gratulate the young lady on the hon
ors brought back to Seneca High
School through her. Miss Claire
Sloan, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. n
F. Sloan, of Walhalla, was also a
contestant, acquitting herself admi
rably and receiving honorable men
tion, which in itself wns a distinct
honor. Miss Claire represented Wal
halla High School, and Oconee is
justly proud of these young ladies.
This week is being observed.
State-wide, observed by many of the
churches and Sunday schools as
. Children's Week." Wo are pleased
to note that our esteemed towns
man, Dr. IO. A. Hines, will have a
place on the program for Friday af
ternoon in Sp:|rtanbur)fg'.s celebra
tion. His subject will be "Keeping
the Bilby Well." Thc same afternoon
Mrs. W ..I. McCtlothlin, of Green
ville, will (alk on "Laying Founda
tions for Christian Character."
One of the most pleasant gather
ings of the members of the Onoe-a
Weok Club this season was that on
Thursday afternoon last, with Mrs.
W. J. Lunney as the gracious host
ess. The home, which is so well
adapted for occasions of this kind,
was unusually attractive. As day
light was shut out. the parlor, din
ing room and living room were bril
liantly lighted willi dozens of un
shaded pink candles in crystal can
delabra, and the fragrance from the
many howls of roses made an Ideal
setting for this get-together of the
members and a dozen or moro vis
itors, in the absence of Mrs. B. A.
Lowery, tho president, Mrs. Dempey
Amarna presided. All business and
literary duties were suspended and
the Hmo was given to Miss .Tamos
Perry, who had been invited lo ad
dross tho club on tho lines of "Citi
zenship," which is the course of
study the club has take* ip for the
year. Mrs. E. \. Hines, in a few
well-chosen words. Introduced \?i*>
Ferry in her usual easy and grace
ful manner, Miss Perry is a daughter
of Prof. and Mrs. .lames Perry, of
Greenville, and is ,i young woman
of marked ability, and is also one of
Ibo rising > ?ung '.nv.yors of G eon
ville. Her talk was M tho point and
was full of instru? live and helpful
suggestions as to ono becoming a
better citizen. Miss Perry is thor
oughly familiar with tho subject rind
all the various branches of what
"citizenship" embraces. Mesdames
Willis. Lester. Dendy and Neill gave
two quartet los. and ii solo by Mrs.
Lester, with Mrs. Ruskin Anderson
at the piano, wore also enjoyed and
were heartily applauded. Mrs. J. P.
Coates and Mrs. R. I). Neill presided
at tho punch bowl During tho social
half hour, or "got-togolhor" half
hour, with tho guest of honor. Miss
Perry, tho hostess served delicious
block cream and cake, which carried
out tho color scheme of tho floral
decorations, pink and white. Mrs.
Lunney was assisted bv Mesdames
Dendy. Willis. Coates and Nelli. Tho
meeting to-morrow will bo with Miss
Subscribo for Tho Courlor. (Bost)
I WOMAN KIMAS I IKK HU8HANI>,
Who Hud Previously Benton Her.
Used Pocket Kui ft for Stubbing.
Florence, S. C., April 25.-'Edna
Harrison ls in Jail here charged with
i tho murder of her husband. John
llarlson. Tho killing resulted from
?a tight between tho two on Sunday
night, it is said. Tho woman used
a pocket knife in tho stabbing. She
claims that tho man attompted to
slash her throat with tho knife, und
when ho dropped it sho picked it up
and cut him. Harrison walked al
most a block away from ?the home
before ho died. Witnesses declare
that Harrison had beaten tho woman
ono day last week. When officers
inspected the room where the light
occurred Sunday they found it prac
tically wrecked, so terrific had hoon
the struggle between the man and
his wife. The coroner's jury holds
Edna Harrison for tho killing. Sho
Columbia Constable Blackjacked.
Columbia, April 25.- Prank P.
Grlmsley, a constable for a magis
trate here, was blackjacked, knocked
unconscious and robbed of $172 tts
he was on bis way homo in the sub
urbs Thursday night last, according
to report ho made to the police.
Mr. Qrimsley was asked by two
soldiers for a match, and when Iiis
hand was in his pocket ono of the
soldiers struck him in the face with
what the constable thought was a j
blackjack. This was tho last the of
ficer knew for some time. When ho
came to himself ho found his wallet
gone. In it were a number of checks
that had been marked by the bank
"insufficient funds," and had been
turned over to the constable as evi
dence for prosecutions under tho bad
check law. There was also currency
ii thc wallet to thc amount of $172.
S KM,OOO,OOO in Railroad Losses.
Atlanta. April 2">.- Railroads of
the United States lost $104,000,.?|
in 1020 from robbery of freight and
damage caused to freight, the latter
due chiefly to the negligence of em
ployees and defectivo equipment, ac
cording to ligures presented here to
day at a conference of 75 freight
claim agents and operating officials
of railways in the Southeast.
Loss In robberies alone amounted
to approximately $2,000,000 a month
In the United States during 1920. it
was declared, and the officials said
that judges had been too lenient in
imposing sentences on convicted rob-1
hers of freight cars. Last year three
cents out of every dollar the railroads
earned was wasted In freight loss,
this being against one cent in previ
ous years, lt was stated.
The Norton School Closed.
Norton school, at Old Pickens,
closed a most successful term April
15, celebrating the event by enter
taining about 200 friends with an
evening of songs, recitations and
plays, in which the quality and quan
tity were on a par, so the length of
the program attests to the degree of
A Hearty Welcome-Woodrow
Inquisitive Minister - Eula Bot
The Geography-Frank Bottoms.
Mischievous Elf-Woodrow Gantt.
"WIshin' "-Wade Whltmire.
Pantomime and Tableau. "Nearer,
My God. to Thee."
The Little Boy--Frank Turner.
Tommy Tumble Over - Ernest
Tho Snail-Leedell Moody.
Spring Song-1st and lid grades.
Play. "The Cute Family."
The Brownie Play-1st and 2d
Lazy Bones--Luther Morgan.
Tho Last Hymn - Della Evatt.
Play. "Closing Day of ?canvllle
i chool"-'Intermediate grades.
Tho Fiddle Told-Ellon Morgan.
I Wonder Why-Austin Frady.
Wedding of the Flowers.
A Yankee In Love-Luther Mor
Questioning the Schoolmaster
Somebody Did-Bessie Powell.
Song and Tableau, "Swinging
Neath the Old Apple Tree.
Emmett's Defense--Ray Whltmiro
I'm Rad. I Am (hy request) -
El i zahel h Hughs.
Song. Bashful Town.
Rastus Blink's Minstrel Show.
An ndmlssion of I and 23 cents
wiped out the Indebtedness on an
j organ bought by voluntary subscrip
tions for the school this winier.
Mrs. J. W. Rankin and her assist
ants. Misses Talley and Ansel, have
had tho hearty co operation of the
pupils, trustees and patrons, and en
joyed greatly their work in -his his
toric old place.
Columbia Bank to Appeal Case.
Columbia, April 2"?.- Tho Palmet
to National Bank of Columbia bas
served Attorney General Wolfo with
i notice of appeal of the case brought
hy the State against the hank for
collection of $12.OOO, and which was
recently decided by tho Circuit Court
In Columbia in favor of ino State.
Tho case will probably bo argued be
fore the Supreme Court during the
term starting next October.
The case Involves Iwo chocks, each
for the sum of $0,000, paid to tho
State Treasurer lo cover Slate and
county taxes collected in Greenwood
and McCormick counties. The two
checks were cashed hy thc bank on
which drawn, but, duo lo the failure
of another bank in Greenwood, tho
No Aerial Mall for Chinese.
While Chang Tao Lin, who today
dominates the north of China, was
wondering Just what he would do with
six airplanes which he ordered from
England tho question of tho disposal
of three of them was settled for him.
Ho was undecided whether to use
them for military purposes or for tho .
establishment of a mnll service, In ac
cordance with tho terms of tho con
tract. While debating tho question he,
ordered three to bo sent to Mukden, j
for posslblo postal uso, nnd tho re- |
matador to Pnotlngfu for military pur
poses. Those shipped to Mukden were I
loaded on Hat cars and started on j
their way. Some distance from Tient- i
sin they humped a railroad bridge and
were not only smashed but also put
the bridge out of commission. So lt
looks ns though those who expected
to get their mall via thc air route aro
doomed to disappointment.
Thrill Not on Program.
President Ohregon of Mexico has
given his sanction to bull lighting by
appearing one Sunday afternoon when
Rodolfo Gamin nnd Ernesto Pastor
fought Jointly. Ho occupied a ring
side seat. When Pastor, playing the
Inst bull, made what appeared to be a
death thrust, tho President aroso to
leave and tho band Immediately
struck up tho national anthem. The
hull, however, was not dead and start
ed to charge. At the sound of the an
them ho stopped In his tracks, lowered
his hood, and with Pastor standing nt
rigid attention not three feet from the
hull's horns, the hymn was completed.
A second later the bull tumbled over
dead. Veteran tlghtgoors asserted the
spectacle was the strongest ever seen
in tho Mexico City arena.-Brooklyn
Then All Was Quiet.
Junior has reached tho age of In
quisitiveness. With grandma, he was
making a soclnl call. Ile noticed that
the plano was not In tho same posi
tion ns the one at home, that the dav
enport was different, nnd that the
library table was of another design
and coiled attention to the facts In
tones that all heard.
"Grandma," he said, finally, "haven't
they got any moro chairs?"
"Why of course they have. Now
"Well, why Is that man sitting on
the piano stool then?"
.Tm sorry, young man." said the
druggist, as he eyed the small boy
over the counter, "but I can only glte
you half ns much enstor oil for a dime
as I used to."
The boy blithely handed him the
coin. 'Tm not kicking." he remarked.
..The stuff's for me."-The Watchman
Examiner (New Tork).
Memorial trees have been planted
by the hundreds In honor of the boys
who fought In the great war, and
hundreds will be planted yet In their
honor, says the American Forestry
Magazine. But why stop with the
planting of one tree In honor of each?
Why not make lt a half-acre, or even
more, for each, and bunch the plant
ing to make a forest? We cnn call lt
whatever we may, a township, a mu
nicipal, n county or a community for
est, letting lt bc distinctly understood
that lt ls to serve as a memorial for
ever to those for whom planted.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Stale of South Carolina,
County of Oconee.
To the Qualified Electors and Reg
istered Freeholders of Legal Vot
ing Age in Norton School District,
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: That an
Election will be held at tho Norton
School House on WEDNESDAY, tho
11th day of MAY, 1021, between
the hours of 7 A. M. and I P. M., for
the purpose of voting upon tho ques
tion of levying a Special Tax of Five
Mills on all taxable property of said
District, to be used for school put .
poses in said District, in accordance
with Section 1712. Civil Code of
South Carolina, 1012.
J. H. M. WHITMIRE,
N. T. DY Alt.
T. R. KEITH,
Trasteos of Norton School District,
April 27, 1921 ._17-18
The State cf South Carolina.
County of Oconee.-By V. F. Martin,
Esq., Judge of Probate.-WhereaB,
Miss Pauline G. Goodman has made
suit to me to grant her Letters of
Administration of the Estate of and
Effects of Mrs. Sallie C. Goodman,
These are, therefore, to cito and
admonish all and singular tho kin
dred tind creditors of tho said Mrs.
Sallie C. Goodman. Deceased, (bat
they be and appear before me, In Ihn
Court of Probate, to bo held at Wal
halla Court Houso, South Carolina,
on FRIDAY, the 6th day of May,
1921, after publication hereof, at ll
o'clock in tho forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why tho said
administration should not be granted
Given under my hand and soal this
2 1st day of April, A. D. 1 02 1.
(Seal.) V. F. MARTIN,
Judge of Probate for Oconee County
Publish 1 on the 2 71 li day of
April and ho 4th day of May, 1021,
in The KoOwee Courier and on ?he
Court House door for the time pre
scribed hy law.
April 27. 1021. 17-18
Palmotto National Bank of Colum
bia did not got his monoy. Tho hank
charged tho amount to the Stale's
account, and suit, was brought by tho
Attorney General to collect tho
amount from tho bank. The case was
docldod in favor of the Stato.
S Summer-Time Necessities*
Refrigerators ?* Ice Cream Freezers J* Fly Screens
Water Coolers ?J* Glassware & Galvanized and
Enameled Ware ?* Perfection Oil Stoves .?* Paints
Oils ?* Varnishes, Etc, ?* Cultivators .* Sweeps,
Fishing and Base Ball Supplies,
Ballenpr Hardware aid Furniture Co.,
Seneca, S. C.
Rampley's Meal Mixtures
Compounded from the Highest Grade Plant Foods
known to Science. Double Milled, insuring an even,
uniform mixture and perfect mechanical condition. A
Superior Fertilizer for Cotton, Corn, Small Grain and
- ALSO -
Blood Bone and Potash Mixtures,
Soluble Fish Guano, all grades,
Acid and Potash Mixtures,
Cotton Seed Meal,
18% Sodium Nitrate,
14% Genuine German Kainit,
J. C. RAM PLEY,
West Union. S. C.
It Pays to Paint
In a recent issue of ?>6e Progressive
Farmer we find where a farmer writes
something liKe this:
Plis lAKES I
"In the year 1919 I built ii now house
on my -10 aeres of land. I did not build
tho vernades or PAINT the house be
cause of the prices of paint and lumber,
thinking it would be better to walt
until prices came down, then do the
work. Hut now my WINDOWS and
DOORS are nearly ruined by tho
weather, and the house is badly dam
aged ; so it would have PAID me to
have built the vernades and PAINTED
the house in spite of high prices."
FRIEND, you will make the same MISTAKE if you
have property that needs Painting and don't Paint it.
We carry good assortments of Sherwin-Williams
Paints and Pcaslec-Gaulberts, There's none better than
the lines we carry.
You can paint your houses, barns, etc., now and pay
us for the paint next October 1st.
Whitmire-Marett Hardware Co.
At Ago Hit, Midget Sues for Divorce.
Knox. Ind., April 22.---Che Mah,
smallest man on carib," and famous
in side-shows as the Tom Thumb of
the Mongolian race, ls suing his
American wife for divorce. Che Mah
ls 28 Inches tall, weighs 10 pounds
and is 83 years old. Mrs. Mah, how
ovor, ls more than ilvo feet tall and
is considerably his Junior.
Clio Mab's first Amorican wife,who
presented tho little man with a son,
who grew to normal size, died a
number of years ago. Clio Mhb mnr
rlod again, but No. 2 did not fulfill
Iiis oriental ideals. Dis "worst"
charge ngninst her ls that sho went,
lo visit her parents in Pennsylvania
without asking his permission and
neglected to advlso him whon abo
Prominent Presbyterian Dead.
New York, April 21.-Rov. Dr. A.
Woodruff Halsey, oi? years of ago.
secretary of tho Hoard o.' foreign
Relations of tho Prosbytorlan church
since 1890, died at lils homo hero
From tho wasto of margorlno soap