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New Series No. 940. - Volume LXXL - No. K.
We can show you mort
seen together in a long time,
Prices on small or med?
than we ever sold them.
Large Mules, suitable f<
We can please you. E
booster for us,
C. W. & J. E. 1
Shoe - Making
x anet Repairing.
1 have opened an up-to
date Shoo Making and lie
pair Shop In the former
Pitclif ord's SUms I will be
glad to soo all my friends
at any time.
KV KUY PIECE OK .
WORK I IK)
will carry with it my full
guarantee that it is (lrst>
class in every respect,
AND AS TO
they will bo just us low as
possible' consistent with tho
class of work I turn out.
"NO SHODDY WORK
AT ANY PRICK"
is tho motto that I intend
to ndhoro to. I want your
repair work, and can make
you just as Ano a pair of
shoes as tho best from Hie
big manufacturer. And
when I luive made a pair of
Shoes for you, or have re
paired an old pair for you,
I want you to come back.
MY PERSON Ali GUARANTEE
WITH EVERY JOH
Come to me with your
Shoo Troubles. I'm look
ing for troubles of this
kind. "I'll fix 'om."
Old Norman Ding Co. Stand,
WALHALLA, S. C.
RI? MIIvL. SUIT SET FOR HEARING
On Feb. I Otb-$270,000 Involved In
Squabble Hotwccn Mill Mon.
(Greenville Piedmont.) ,
Tho ?ult of Campbell Courtenay
and other former stockholders of the
Courtenay Manufacturing Coihpany
of Nowry, against W. I/. Gassawuy
and tho present stockholders of tho
mill, for payment of $270,000 al
leged 'by the former to bo due thom
in notes, will likely bo tried during
the Febrimry term of tho Court of
Common Picas. At a meeting of the
Bar Association on Wodnesdty trial
of tho case was sot for Feb. 16. The
presiding judge nt that term of the
fiourt will be Judgo Frank B. Gary,
who recently overruled a motion of
tho Courtenay intoreats to atrike out
charges of fraud against Campbell
Courtenay in the alleged manipula
tion of books of the company and
contained in an answer to complaint
of non-payment of tho notos flied by
Campbell Courtenay and the former
stockholders of tho Courtenay Man
Though tho first suit ls over the
$270.000 in notes, tho ownership of
the mill ls at stnko, and litigation
will determine whether tho Courte
nay Manufacturing Company will re
main tho proporty of W. L. Gnssawny
and other stockholders or wfoethcr
it will be turned back to tho former
stockholders. Should Anal litigation
e Good Mules than you have
um, Mules are lower than
sr road work, are a fair price,
very man we sell makes a
.-LA., S, C.
ROOF OF MOVIE HOUSE FALLS
Under Weight of Heavy Snow-Vic
tims Head Roach Hundred.
Washington, ,D. C., Jan. 28.-Un
der the weight of two feet of snow
lon the roof of the Knickerbocker
I Theatre, a motion picture house lo
cated in the heart of Washington,
the roof collapsed to-night, burying
hundreds under the debris, and it
ls feared that the loss of life will be
appalling. .At the time this dispatch
ls sent a number of dead bodies have
" frftftft^flftm?fcfof ff fro pi tho ?wreck- j
d bullaw^>^?v*^'"'", r^??wm, "?""?.]
The bodies of twelve dead havel
been taken from the theatre and are
gathered in the First Church of
I Christ (Scientists) near the theatre.
[These twelve, added to others report
ed hy the police, bring the known
death toll to 17, but many-whether
dead or alive no one knows-ave
still held beneath tho fallen roof.
List of Hoad Passes Hundred.
Washington, Jan. 2?).-The toll
of dead in the Knickerbocker Thea
tre catastrophe roached 107 to-night
when a final canvass was made of
the city hospitals and all of the sev
eral emergency medical stations that
had been established to care for the
victims. This was said to include
everybody thus far recovered from
the ruins. The list of injured totalled
134 to-night, and of these fourteen
were recorded as having sustained
serious hurts. Of those in hospitals
some sustained injuries in many
cases of such character that the vic
tims, if they recover, will be maimed
Ninety-two of the victims had
been identified when the forces of
volunteer workers, 24 hours after
the disaster, approached the end of
their long search of the debris.
The exact number in the theatre
when the steel and concrete span of
tho roof buckled and fell under its
three-foot load of snow probably
will never be known. Tho stories of
perhaps a hundred who got out un
injured have been reported. The
more than 300 in the audience was
roaring in laughter at a Aimed com
edy when the roof fell on them like
a .blanket, carrying down tho front
of the wide balcony In its path.
Normally the theatre has every
seat filled nt that hour, and 2,000
persons was its capacity. The same
unprecedented snowfall which
brought death to the venturesome
fow kept the many at homo. Street
car traffic had 'been abandoned, and
streets and sidewalks were all but
Impassable with drifts.
There has been no timo as yet for
official inquiry ns to the cause of thc
disaster. Tho ruins themselves dis
close, howovor, that tho entire mass
of steel-held concrete that formed
tho roof had come down. Tho crash
.swept the supports out from under
tho balcony apparently, and this
hinged down at an angle of 4 5 de
grees, adding to the tanglod mass of
wreckage on tho floor below.
Diamond Merchant? Disturbed.
Amsterdam, Jan. 28. - Diamond
merchants admit that thoir bus!no3s
has been practically brought to a
standstill because millions of peoplo
throughout the world aro now soiling
their gems to got ready money.
result in favor of the present stock
holders the mill will be turned back
to the Courtenay interests, who will
bo responsible to tho former stock
holders for tho purchase price.whlch
was $1,800,000, the greater portion
of which has alroady boen paid. The
majority of tho present stockholders
of tho mill aro also stockholders in
tho Jsnqueena Mills at Central.
GLA1> TO 11 KA lt FROM SENATOR.
Mr. Cook Thinks that Several Little
Tilings Might bo Dono.
Editor Keowee Courier:
.Wo are glad to hear from our
Senator at Columbia, though we are
sorry to note that be can't see any
thing to do. However, ne strikes
the right, note when he says, "We
have more.commissions and. commis
sioned salaried people than we have
money to pay them with." ' He Is
j precisely right in this matter. But
what is the reason he can't thin
them out? That is Just what we
electod our delegation and sent thom
to ColunVbia fpr. Perhaps we have
very nearly twice as many officers in
tho county government as we need
Something Uko half of them aro not
necessary, and tho government tf
paying them about twice us much a<
their work ls worth. Perhaps wo ari
not competent lo advise our dolega
tion in this matter, but the tax-pay
ers in our vicinity are getting dis
gusted with the unreasonably hlgl
taxes. Since the boll weevil strucl
this county the farmers can't muk?
cotton as usual, and there ls n<
other cash crop; and as taxes an
now there is not a man in this coun
ty who can pay the taxes on his farn
with corn, potatoes, peas, peanuts
etc., simply because .there is n<
money in this kind of crops.
The time has come W'hen there 1
obliged to be something done. Th
laboring man who three years ag
could get seven to eight dollars pe
day for his work ls now working a
one dollar per day. Flour thro
years ago would bring $18 per bai
rel; to-day it brings only $6 per bai
rel. A barrel of sugar that woul
bring $100 three years,'ago is no^
worth only six cents a pound. Nov
we don't think it is quite fair for tb
farmers and laboring men to stan
the like of this and pay such taxe
as we are having to pay->-Just t
keep up absolutely unnecessary o
floors at war-time salaries. . If c
Representatives will thin them o\
to a necessary stand, and cue tb
salari?e in keeping with the mice
.of tho farmers' ? products, tbey^wl
They seem lo think that the .war
still going on. If our delegation wi
practice economy a little while lin
will save our government thousam
of dollars annually. Of course th<
will probably got a little cussii
from a few office-holders, and oflle
seekers, but they will get the pluu
its of thousands of citizens in tl
If our delegation cannot redu<
the taxes they probably can equali
thom to a certain extent. We do
think the road tax is high enoug
or anything like high enough. A
wo have little girls in the coun
teaching school and the tnx-paye
paying them $100 a month win
they are only worth $25 per mont
or one dollar per day.
If we are not mistaken, the w
men of this country were campai-.
lng for the sovereign right to vc
for something like forty years, ai
finally they won and were given t
right to vote as men vote; and i
are obliged to admit that they ho
made good everywhere they ha
been tried. 'It seems that women n
fully competent to fill any office th
men can fill, and they are moro he
est and pure than men. Their hah
are more moral and temperate th
are those of men, and no rotten pc
tlcinn cnn buy a woman's vote for
drink of whiskey. But we can't ?
any reason why the women shoi
be exempt from paying poll tax t
same as men do. The laws mako
men pay State tax, county tax, d
tax, school tax, poll tax, auto t?
war tax, road tax, income tax, ink
itance tax, brass tacks and evi
other kind of tacks; and then
have to show our tnx receipt or tl
won't let us vote. Wo have been b
that there aro more women vot
now In this country than men vote
and not moro than one-fifth of th
ever pays a single dollar of taxei
only the few women who own pr
orty who over pay any tax at
Last year on one ocension we s
more than a dozen women In i
crowd going to the polls to vate, t
not a single one of them had o
paid a dollar tax In ber life. We
not think this Is reasonable, or J
and right. Now, if we happen
havo a hen-pecked husband ann
our delegation nt Columbia he n
not be afraid to move in this mat
from the simple fact that if our
men wore not patriotic enough
pay tholr poll tax without grumbl
thoy never would have campalg
for forty yoars to obtain tho f
erelgn right to vote.
So come across, boys, and 1
equalize this tax matter. 'Let all
poll tax go on the roads. The <
tractors aro building roads In
county now out of mud. This I
new Invention. We don't know 1
lt will work. Suppose lt will w
like mud always works.
J. A. Cool
" Madison, S. C., Jan. 27, 1922.
'Canadian charity has saved
natives of Labrador from death
famine thia winter.
italians often prefer to call t
great mon by their Christian na
or by tho places of tholr birth.
} that she }'
pao union If
In a few
hors of j,
JA LOOAIi NEWS.
Conduct Revival Ser
ids of Mrs. <S. B. An
bo grieved to learn
uffering from a case of
[the home of her daugh
Adams. It is sincerely
lils good woman may
.from this sickness.
?Bacon expects to leave
?ion an extended visit to
len and other points In
??(a. Mrs. Bnpon will bo
iftn's Auxiliary of tho
ireh will entertain the
the Young Woman's
ld tho Girls' Auxiliary of
/church. This will be a
jiion lo the young mem
church, and the occasion
[rward to with happy cx
Gignillint was in Savan
ok and nttended the mar
ier friend, Miss Margaret
A to McCurry Neville, of
n-, on Saturday, the 2Sth.
Hint will stop over in Co
??her return home (o spend
JU her sister, '.Mrs. Francis
,?nd? of Miss Mary Hines
e. with her lu a recent sick
necessitated her coming
in Winston-Salem, N. C.
was a member of the-high
cu Hy. Miss Hines hopes to
J her school work as soon
?uperates sufficiently from
o. 2 of the Woman's Aux
the Presbyterian church ls
; meet next Monday after
the home of Mrs. Frank Al
rriage around w-hich much
^centers was that of Mis?
St Van Di viere, of Savannah,
[rry Neville, of West Union,
ringo took place In Savannah
rday, Jan. 28th. The bride
lo a number of friends in
her frequent visits here,
ractod to her by her genial
ms 'manners and charming
,( fink le the only daugh
L.J??&? >;,Mxa.., Laurence R.
re, of Savannah. (Mr. Nev
ille ls the youngest son of the late I
Capt. and. 'Mrs. J. CV Neville, and ls
a young man of fine business quali
ties and possessed of sterling quali
ties. After a wedding trip Mr. and
Mrs. Neville will be at home In West
Union, after thea 15th of February,
when they will foe cordially welcomed
ns permanent citizens In the sister
town of Walhalla, whore Mrs. Nev
ille has spent practically all of her
summers; Good wishes of a host of [
friends attend this happy couple In
their wedded lifo.
Tho public will be delighted to
learn that Gipsy -Smith, world-wide:
known ' evangelist, has definitely in-]
formed tho local committee I hat he
will accept the Invitation and will bo
In Seneca three weeks during Sep
tember to conduct a religious revi
val. The evangelist explained In
recent letter to Rev. I. E. Wallace,
chairman of the committee, that he
has already made engagements cover
ing the remainder of the year 1922,
and Seneca has been given the only
open period of tho year. Mr. Smith
comes to Seneca from Savannah and
then goes to New York. Seneca is
the smallest town Gipsy Smith har
nvado dates for in years. The com
mittee which was appointed to con
fer with Mr. Smith asks for tho hear
ty co-operation of Walhalla and of
Westminster citizens in planning (hit
religious meeting. It Will mean great
things for Oconee to have this dis
tinguished evangelist with our peo?
Hulled 'Bones to Determine Sentence.
Nowbern, N. C:, Jan. 26.-'A prac
tlcnl application of the long-standin
Joke told in the late Judge Crutch
field, of Richmond, Va., In regard to
his method of sentencing "era
shooters" was made by Judge Ed
ward L. Stewart, recorder of Beau
fort county court, when he let five
negroes charged with gambling sen
tonco themselves with their own dice.
When the negroos pleaded guilty
to the charge, Judge Stewart asked
ono of them for tho cubes, which
were quickly produced. <Ho told thom
ho would let each dofondant roll dice
ene time And would sentence thom
to sorvo as many months on tho road
as Hie dice Indicated. The nogroos
bogan to roll and'talk to tho dice,
and ikey received sentences ranging
from three to twelve months In tho
chain gang. Judge "Stewart later
ebnngod the sentences to fines.
Fourth Division Meeting Postponed.
On account of the inclement wea
ther and bad condition of the roads
just at this time, tho quarterly meet
ing of the fourth division of the W.
iM. H., which was to have been held
at Beaverdam church on Jan. 2Sth
was postponed. The dote of the
mooting will bo announced later.
Mrs. W. S. Bearden.
Save On Y
Wc have a large ste
Sec the New Low Prices:
30 x 3, ... $ 9.80 *i
30x3i, ? . J4.90 ?
32x31, t . 19J5 i
Wc have most all ot!
KOW AT ROAD CAMI? SERIOUS.
Three Negroes in Juli, Ono Badly In
jured mid One on Gang.
Last Monday shortly after the |
noon hour a serious row occurred at
the -road working camp, located on
the farm of M. W. GlbBon, not far
from Westminster, and as a result
one white man, Cunningham Peay,
a road boss, is painfully hurt, !
having received a nasty slash with a
razor in tho hands of one of the ne
groes who started the row. He is
able to be up and about the camp
house, after having received atten
tion from physicians, who were sum
moned at Once. A. UM" ?kolloy, an
other white boss, narrowly escaped,
his coat being torn from him and a
bullet leaving its mark on bis coat.
Neither is very seriously hurt, but
beth had narrow escapes.
Sam Culler, one of the negroes im
plicated in. the. row, was shot in the
leg, receiving' a wound that, prevent
ed his being brought to jail. It is
not thought that the wound is very
serious, though he ls laid up and I
suffering a great deal from it.
Cora Culler. Sam's wife, Ben Cr v
ford and Poarl Goodwin were brr
to Jail Monday night by Jas. ix.
Brown, who, among others in th'
community, was deputized to help
fn the situation created by the row,
the rural policeman of that section,
Mr. Lawless, being in Columbia on
business. Robert Goodman, the fifth
negro implicated in the row, wns
given a hearing by the Westminster
local authorities -Monday afternoon
and received a 30-day sentence, be
ing sent to the county chain gang.
He will have to answer later to the
county authorities on a charge of
assault and battery.
lt seems that the negroes were on
the eve of making a move to another
camp, but, being in debt to the con
tractors at this camp, they were not
perimtted to take their belongings
from the premises unless they would
pay up their indebtedness. Out of
this situation the row developed rap
idly, tho negroes going in a body, to
the cabin occupied by the bosses and
threatening them with pistols, raz
ors and other weapons, and using
them freely. The row created quite
a commotion, and citizens of the
community quickly rendered aid to
the camp bosses, who otherwise very
probably would have been murdered,
the temper of tho enraged negroes
being such that they were In a per
fect frenzy. This condition was add
ed to by the fact that ono of the no
gro mon had gotten a sufficient quan
tity of liquor to render him particu
bate yesterday the negro Good
man, who, it was thought, would go
to the gang, paid his alternative fluo
of $25 and was Immediately brought
to jail to await trial for tho more
serious charge of assault and battery.
His fine ws imposed in the town of
Westminster on a charge of disor
derly conduct. *
Rescue Orphanage Asks Help.
The main dormitory of the Rescue
Orphanage was destroyed by fire on
Jan. 8th, and 71 little children wore
made homeless. At present they are
crowded together into tho <
buildings, and some aro in tents.
This orphanage ls non-sectarian, is
managod by a board representing
five different denominations, and
only takos children who cannot get
In an y whore else.
$4 0,000 ls needed quickly to ro
houso these children, who come from
every corner of the State.
All people everywhere are asked
'Any contributions may be sent di
rect to tho Rescue Orphanage, Co
lumbia, S. C., Carlisle Courtenay,
financial agent. If lt ls more con
venient for any ono to contribute
through Tho Courier, at tr sugges
tion of Rov. Mr. Courtona. wo will
be glad to accept contrlbuatlons and
remit to him.
.Moro than .90,000,000 gallons of
gasoline was produced in 1918.
?ck United States Tires?
* 32 x 4, ? . . $25.40 j
* 33x4,?,,, 24.85 j I
* 34 x 4, , . . 27.35 I
1er sizes up to 40 x 8 at j
la, S. C.
Pets the Pace."
COMIO AND LET ME FIGURE
WITH YOU ON. WHAT
JUST RECK IV Ii 1 >
Carload Fresh Cement.
Carload Uncle Sam Re-Cleaned
Oats to ?ell at right prices.
Car of Webber and Columbus
Wagons, High Point Baggies,
Harness, Stalk Cutters, Dise
Hai rows, tho Old Genuine "Oli
ver" Plows and Repairs.
MULES? HORSES AND
AR I ask is thai you como and
lot me ?how you. My prices aro
IF YOU RIDE, RIDE RIGHT!
HIGH POINT BUGGIES!
It will bo a plcnsuro to All your
Remember: Brown lins It or
Rrown Gets Itt ,
W. M. Brown,
I WALHALLA, S. C.
.LOCAL NOTES FROM FAIR PLAY.
Community Interested in Fine Poul?
try-Bits of Personal News.
Fair Play, Jan. 30.-Special: Mrs.
J. H. Barnett, of Westminster, 1?
spending the week with her daugh
ter, Mrs. V/. E. Meares. .
Miss Docia Wooten, of Anderson?
was a recent guest of homefolks.
Dr. and Mrs. W. C. Mays enter
tained a number of friends at an ele
gant turkey dinner last Friday.
.Mrs. John Will Grubbs (has return
ed to her home in Fair Play, after
a pleasant visit to her parents itt
Rock Hill. Mrs. Grubbs ls pleasantly
remembered as Miss Mildred 'Mickle
a former mem'ber of the Fair Play
High School faculty.
Mrs. H. M. Lovlnggood ls conva
lescent after a severe case of grip.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marett have
moved Into their new homo.
Mr. and Mrs. Purcell 'Bruce have
also begun housekee dng and are at
home to their many frionds.
Little Max Glymph, infant son of
Mr, and Mrs. M. G. Olympe, is a suf
ferer with pneumonia. It ls hoped
that he will soon be quite well again.
Rev. J. A. Clotfoltor filled his reg
ular appointment at the Presbyter
ian ohurch on Sunday and delivered
an excellent sermon from tho tex;,
"She hath done What she could."
The Fair Play Barred Rock Asso
cl tlon ip in working order, a number
of ladles having ordered eggs from
South Carolina's best poultrymen,
and now have them sotting. Mrs.
I George L. Harris has tho honor ot
being first to receive a coop of tho
Barred 'Rocks. But our progresslvo
sister community, South [inion, is
well stocked with these lino birds,,
all having bought them through our
able county agent, Miss Ethel Counts.
Outside of tho association Mr. and
Mrs. M. ?D. iStribling "have a lovely
yard of pure white leghorns and buff
- -rn, -
Nearly every third farmer in thd
United States has an automobile.
Many bright-plumed male bird?
ohed their ornamental feathers after
the breeding season.