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New Series No. 940. - Volume LXXL - No. K.
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and Peas ready
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.H STIN IO. WOOLUIUG'HT IS SHOT '
And Killed by Preston Tucker at
Town vii le-Drinking I nt inuit ed.
(Anderson Tribune. Sunday.)
J. E. Woolbright, well known far
mer, add constable for bis father,
who is magistrate at Townville, was
shot and instantly 'killed at that
place early last night, after ho is al
leged to have drawn a knife on Pres
Tucker, whom ho had collared and
struck several blows before Tucker
drew his gun and tired two shots Into
Woolbrig.llt's body. Woolbright and
Tucker woro on tho best of terms
said, started cursing, and asked of
Tucker if lie didn't know "I'm a
damned good man," drawing his
knifo with his right band and slap
ping Tucker in tho face as ho made
the remark. Both men are under
stood to have boen drinking and ap
peared under the influence of whis
key when seen in Seneca earlier ia
Woolbright was about 3 5 years of
ago and leaves a widow and two or
three children. Doth he and Tucker
had lived near Townville for a num
ber of years. Tucker was lodged in
tho Anderson county jail shortly af
A coroner's jury, under the direc
tion of Coroner J, (!. Hardin, con
ducted an inquisition at IO o'clock
last night, tho following verdict be
"We, tho jury, find that J. E.Wool
bright came lo his death from gun
shot wounds Inflicted by a gun in the
hands of Pres Tucker."
A .32 calibre revolver was used by
Tucker, Both men were armed.
Dish Murder Trial Starts To-day.
Columbia, .May 20. - Theodoro
Aughtry, Columbian, will bo placed
on trial in Court of Sessions here on
Wednesday for tho murder of Silas
Gladden, and tho case promises to
attract considerable attention. The
two mon, ?both wh'lt^, had some
words about a dish which the wife of
ono had borrowed from tho other,
tho two families being neighbors.
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GEORGIA NEGRO WAS KILLED
And Bumed-Accused ot Killing n
Savannah, Ga., May 21).-William
Byrd, a negro, living near Brent
wood, in Wayne county, this State,
was shot to death hy a mob yester
day afternoon and his hedy bu.ned.
Byrd was accused of Killing B, W.
Moody, a well-to-do farmer, who
lived near him. Ile was also charged
with seriously wounding Browning
Weaver and shooting Carlos Moody
in tho arm. Tho trouble arose over
the arrival of a number of negroes
Byrd's wife, who insisted upon rid
ing on the front of tho truck with
tho driver. She was denied this priv
ilege and indignantly reported lt to
her husband. "Byrd went to tho home
of Mr. Moody, by whom he was em
ployed, and in tho row that resulted
from tho visit the older Moody was
shot and killed, and tho other two
men shot by Byrd, who then escaped
into tho w ods. 'Ho was later sur
rounded and shot and bis body then
burned. Another negro who went to
Moody's home with Byrd loft when
thc trouble started. Ho has not been
Civil Service Examinations Again.
The Civil Service Commis: ion in
vites special attention to tho fact
that in examinations held recently lil
several cities throughout the United
Slates for junior engineer and deck
officor, l'. S. Coast and (?oodetic Sur
vey; assistant examiner. Patent, of
fice; fish CUlturist, Bureau of Fish
eries; matron, Indian Servico, ap
plicants were not secured in the
number desired, and that these ex
aminations will be held again. The
?assistant examiner examination will
bo held on Juno 21, 22 and 23, the
junior engineer and dock oi?ccr on
Juno 21 and 22, and thc othors on
Juno 21. Persons interested In those
or other examinations shuold apply
to tho secretary of the U. S. Civil
Service Board at tho local postoflico
al Soneca for detailed information
and application blanks.
bed Hose and
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COMMISSIONER MARRIS'S VIEWS
Aft*?r Soolng (Conditions in Texas und .
Other Cotton Centers-Hold!
Columbia, S. C., 'May 27.
Editor Keowoe Courier:
Ou May 6th I left my office and
started on my way to attend a Puro
Food and Drug Convention to bo
held in Galveston, Texas, on tho 8th,
9th, 10th and ll th. In order thal I
might seo as much of tho present
condition of tho crops as possible,
from Now Orleans I went over tho
Sunset Route to Houston, Texas, and
In coming back I carno over the
Southern Pacific railroad to Dallas
and Port Worth. Prom Fort Worth
I came over thc Texas Pacific by way
of Little Rock, Ark.?^Memphis, Tenn.,
through northern Alabama by way of
Birmingham and North Georgia lo
Atlanta. These two routes carried j
me over sonic of the best cotton land j
in the following States: The Pied
mont belt of South Carolina and1
Georgia on by Montgomery and Mo
bile, Ala. From New Orleans I went'
through Lo '?siana Into Texas. Oui
my return trip l came through Ar
kansas and Tonnesses. 1 saw men
from every section of the cotton belt,
so 1 got direct and positive facts in
regard to each section of thc great
Slate of Texas.
In South Texas, where the cotton
\s now fruiting, the boll weevil is
reported in greater numbers than
ever before at this season of tho year
and doing greater damage, as the
winter was so warm that great num
bers came through In active condi
tion. In West Texas we hear a great
deal of dope put out by the boar
speculators stating what a line pros
pect they have there. On the 16th
of this month they had one of the
worst storms that had ever been
known in that section. All tho low
lands were overflowed and tho worst
hail storm that over visited that sec
tion were among their disasters. It
was reported that at least 30,000
acres of cotton was damaged.
Prom Houston to Fort Worth, a
distance of 300 miles, 1 traveled In
the daylight. That was on Hie 18th.
1 crossed four rivers on that trip, and
each was out of its banks, tho waters
portion of this land will not bo plant
ed this year. If thoy have any more
rain It could not bo planted before
tho early days of June.
On my arrival in Dallas I called
at tho Federal iFarm Bureau office,
which is located there, handling the
Co-operative Marketing Association
of farm products. I saw the presi
dent, Mr. Orr. I found him to be a
very pleasant gentloman and well in
formed as to crop conditions. I ask
ed him what proportion of the Texas
crop was to be planted and to bo
planted over. Ho said that at least
50 per cent of tho crop up to tho
18th of this month (May), taking
tho flooded districts into considera
tion, was ye; ;o plant, and from what
i could see 1 t link ho was about cor
I saw a great many good farmers,
also business men and some bankers,
who have lived in Texas for forty
years, and they havo kept in close
touch with agricultural conditions.
They all said Texas has tho poorest
prospect for a crop lo this date they
had seen in forty years, and they
could not make anything like an av
erago crop this year owing to the
lilencss of the planting and exces
sive floods and cold, rainy weather.
I saw some good cotton dealers who
don't hesitate to say that with ideal
seasons from now on "wo cannot
make over eight and a half to nine
million bales this year."
Now, as to acroago, if it had not
been for the floods and heavy rains,
Texas would havo increased IB per
cent in acroago, but on account of
tho floods she will not moro than
duplicate her 1921 acreage, and I
doubt if s'ne does thal. Arkansas can
not increase on account of Hie same
conditions existing In that State. The
only states increasing in acroago aro
Oklahoma nnd North Carolina. Tak
ing tho cotton bell as a whole, Hiere
will ho no increase in acreage this
year. I rallier believe there will bo
a decrease in tho acreage.
I have said all tho time that we
were going to see cotton very much
higher, nnd that In 102.3 wo would
see cotton highor than it sold for in
1919. I am still of that opinion. We
now have a real world famine in
cotton-tho world is nearly naked.
No ono hus had anything Uko as
many cotton goods as they neod, and
the world is now beginning to got
uneasy ns to whore tho cotton fabric
is to como from to clothe it with.
'Evory yard of cotton goods you buy
now you pay on a basis of 35 cents
a pound for cotton, and from this
dato on you will soo a material riso
in price. 'Don't sell a halo unless you
havo to. ? re?oive many letters al
most every day now stating Hint tho
boll weevil Is sucking Hie bud of tho
1 wnnt to urge tho farmers to plant
a row of corn ovory eight foot across
tho cotton rows. And romemhor to
lot this year bo ono that you raiso
overything you neod on your farm
for homo consumption, and bo suro
to keep out of debt. Lot tho halo of
cotton you moko this year bo yours
and sell lt whon you got ready. My
prediction is high cotton for tho
1922 crop. I want to say that the
SENECA SCHOOLS HAVE CLOSED.
Prizes Awarded - Auxiliary Society
Seneca, May 30.-Special: Miss
Bernice Brown bas returnod from
Cblcora Colloge and will snood tho
summer vacation at homo.
Dr. E. A. Hines returnod from St.
Louis^Saturday, where he had been
attending tho annual meeting of tho
Amerjlcnn Medical Association.
Th?; Once-a-Wcek Club hold an en
joyable) meeting with Mrs. C. M.
Bowen Thursday with a largo mem
bership attendance. Mrs. J. H. Bur
gess will bc hostess ?o Ibo club to
morrow (Thursday) afternoon.
A large al leuda nco of friends and
patroris of Clemson College through
out the Slate is expected to be pres
ent-a* the ih commencement.which
will ho hold Sunday, Monday and
Tuesday, Hie Ith, 5th and 6th of
.lune., Diplomas will bo given to 139
The commencement exercises of
the Seneca schools came lo a close
Wednesday night, 2 1th, when the
graduating class received their di
plomas. The Presbyterian church,
which has tho largest sealing capac
ity of any building in the town, was
filled to capacity, although a heavy
rain was falling practically all tho
afternoon and night. At the close of
tho exercises the following winners
of medals and prizes offered in the
various departments of the school
Scholarship Medals - Miss Lucia
Nimmons, Miss -Francos <Hollemnn.
English Essay Medals-'Miss Helen
Ramsay and Miss Elizahoth Dillard.
'Prize in Sixth Grade Arithmetic
Prize in Seventh Grade Arithmetic
-Clara Belle Addis.
Reading I'rizo in Sixth Grado
Heading Prize in Seventh Grade
Fd i th/ Anderson.
Athletics - Bronze medals were
awarded Stiles Ilughos and Wallace
'Kay,;$f the 11th grade.
brought to a close one of tho
lUt?cessful school years on roc
State organizer f the U.D.C., will
meet with the Y tl U.D/?. chapter
Friday afternoon ^omplote the or
ganization of the chapter. Tho joint
hostesses will be Mrs. D. S. Abbott,
Mrc. C. F. Ayor, Mrs. F. O. Mattison,
nt the home of Mrs. Abbott. It ls
hoped that there will be a full sup
ply of application blanks on hand at
Tho Woman's Auxiliary of tho
Presbyterian church celebrated the
10th anniversary of tho organization
Monday afternoon in tho church with
a special program. The subject of
the day was "Japan." Tho members
answered roll-call with tho name of
a missionary in Japan. Aftor thc
usual inspirational program had been
given', a largo snowy biri Inlay cake
was brought out and placed on the
table. Ten teen-age girls dressed itt
white, each holding a candle, came
out nnd stood in Ruo. As each one
lighted her candle and placed it on
tho cake she told of the splendid
work of tho auxiliary done in that
year. Tho ?all white candle wa?
placed In tho center of tho cake hy
Ibo president, 'Mrs. C. N. Gignilliat.
and represented what ibo auxiliary
hopes to accomplish In tho next near.
Auothor pleasing fealuro of the pro
gram was the music, with Misses
Donason and Elizabeth Dillard on
thc violins and Miss Clairo Heller at
the piano. The birthday offering will
bo given to ^Miss Dowd's school for
girls in Japan. This Vvas in every re
spect a delightful program. After
adjournment a pleasant social half
hour was spent in tho dining room
of the church, whore light refresh
ments wero served.
The "Curb Market" which is be
ing held every Saturday morning on
Main street is proving quite a sue
ess abd is of material benefit to
both tho producers and consumers.
The housekeepers of tho (own can be
furnished frosh vegetables, poultry,
hams, eggs and all sorts of good
things to eat, and nt reasonable
prices. Let us hope tho "Curb Mar
ket" will continue to grow in favor
and have tho liberal patronage it de
One Dead, One Hurt, In Auto Wreck?
Anderson, May 29.-Luther Ellin
berg, -0 yours old, is dead, and Ray
Ashley lies in a hospital dangerously
injured as a result of an automobile
wreck near here yesterday afternoon,
Four young mon wero riding in a
stripped down automobile and round
ing a curve at a rapid speed, struck
an embankment. Eddlo and Louis
Durham, the othor two occupants of
tho car, woro only slightly injured.
leo Cr?ant Supper nt Tugaloo Acad.
There will bo an leo cream supper
at Tugaloo Academy school house on
Saturday night, *uno 10th. A short
but very spicy t .ortalnment will be
given freo in the new auditorium. A
very cordial invitation is extended to
all. S. L. POWOU,
Secretary lt. S. I. A.
farmers now havo tho situation in
tholr own hands. There will ho no
surplus on Sept. 1st. No use now for
n halo of cotton to evor sell without
a profit to tho farmer. 'B. Harris.
? Car or
I have a good
Touring Oar <
Truck which I
a small farm,
see me at once
CLOSE OF OALHOUX-OLEMSON
High School-Additions will bo Made
to Building tor Next Session.
Clemson College, .May 27.-Spo
clal: The closing exercises of tho
Calhoun-Clomson High School woro
held on Friday evening, May 2'Gth,
beforo a largo audience of patrons
and friendf of tho school. Tho pro
gram consisted ol' an entertaining
play, "Borrowed Money," tho pre
sentation of Lorlilicales to tho six
graduates, and tho announcement of
tho honor roll and winners of special
prizes. Miss Margaret Morrison, the
efficient principal, presided.
Tho presentation of ".Borrowed
Money" was remarkably good and
showpd fine work on tho part of tho
high school pupils making up tho
rather large cast of characters, and
on the^ jmrt of the teachers wlio
ed were presented to the following:
Margaret Jackson, Wright Bryan,
Willinston ?high, Ben Martin, Bar
ney Wilbanks, Ralph Mcllugh. .
The year's work, according to tho
principal and teachers, has been one
of the best, with a total enrollment!
of 15)5, the largost in the history of
Much regret ls felt among patrons
and pupils at tho loss of four of the
six regular toachers, Miss Annie
.Johnson, of Pickens; 'M.iss ?Lula
>13van8, ,of 'Pendleton; |Miss ..Mary
Butler, of Oreenville, and Mrs. Ceo.
P. Hoffman, of Clemson College, who
linvo resigned, leaving only the prin
cipal, Miss Morrison, an'd Mrs. C. A.
Tho trustees of the school, of
which Col. O. R. Doyle is chairman,
are planning to lill these vacancies
and to add ono or two new teachers
to take care of, ibo increasing enroll
ment. Alterations or additions will
bc made in the school building to
provide for tl "> increase.
$100,000 Fire Loss nt McCormick.
McCormick, May 27.-Loss esti
mated at $100,000 resulted from a
lire in the heart of tho business sec
tion hero to-day. Tho fire started on
the second floor of tho People's Hank
building at ll o'clock last night and
was not under control until 3 o'clock
this morning. Its origin is unknown.
The firo department from Greenwood
responded to a call for aid and ar
rived here in time to save tho Peo
ple's Bank; using water from a lum
02-hteh Unbleached Bed
spread Cloth-Yard . . .
Finished Shirting, As
Unfinished Shirting, As
Blenched Pillow Tubing
Unbleached Pillow Tub
h'g-Yard ... '.,
Pajama Checks and Stripes,
Gingham, 27-Inch, Fast OR ft
WALHALLA, S. C,
Dr a One-Ton
. will trade for
la, S. C.
?ets the Pace.'
.\* LOCAL AX I) PERSONAL. ?J.
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-.Miss Cecile White, of Lavonin,
Gu., is tho attractive guest ol' Miss
Carrie Darby Harrison.
?Miss Emma Smith is spending a
few weeks in G reen ville with her
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Jus.
-IL. J. Volrath, of West Union (Rt..
1 hhs found ono growing thing this.
year that is not backward in its
gtowth. Ile sent to Thc Courier of
fice this week a cocklebur stock on
which ibero were several full-grown
burs. Everything else seems to bo
decidedly backward this spring.
--lt is with deep regrot that wo
learn of tho death of Hon. Albort
Zimmerman, of Westminster, which
occurred at his homo in that town
yesterday morning about Bo'clock.
??Mr, Zimmerman was among Tho old
^ferfeemT ot 'OconooT l??ihg about
85 years of age. Ho was a Christian
gon*?oman?-clean in life, with a high
sense of his duty to his God and hts
country, honest and honorable in
all his dealings, and living daily the'
Christianity ho professed. Ho saw
service during tho Civil War In tho
ranks of Hie Confederacy and mado
a record In military sorvlco as clean
as was the record of his private lifo.
He served Oconeo both in tho iHouso
of Representatives and in tho Sonate,
making an admirable record ibero.
Ho was a Mason also, and in his
every day life with his fellow man
he never doviated from tho rulo of
"meeting on Ibo level and parting
on Hie square." 'He was a well
rounded man-active, energetic, lib
eral in word and deed, and interested
always in tho welfare of his town,
community, county and State. Ile
will be missed. Tho places of men of
his type aro hard to HR. And his
passing will ho mourned wherever he
was known. Tho Courier ox tends to
tho bereaved ones, along with others
whose privilego it was to bavo been
able to call this good man friond, sin
coro sympathy in their sorrow and
their loss. Mr. Zimmerman lind boon
in declining health for several years,
and tho announcement of his death
will not bo n surprise to those who
knew of bis condition.
Prominent Lumberman Suicides.
Snmtor, May 2 7.-?In a lit of do
spondoncy due to ill health, Henry
J. McLaurin, a prominent citi/.on und
widely known lumberman, commit
ted suicido here about midday to-day.
He went to bis home about 12
o'clock, and, going to his bath room,
tlioro used a short-barrelled shot
gun loaded with buckshot, with
I which he took his own life, His.
young son was tho first person to
j reach him after tho report of tho
gun and bc found his father dead.
Fer about three years Mr. MdLnitrln
had been in poor hool th, spending
about two years Continuously in hos
pitals and sanatoriums. Ho was f>3
years of age. and a son of Dr. H. J.
McLaurin, deceased. ?Ho is survived
by his widow, two sons and one
Reduced Rates for H. H. Convention.
Spnrtanburg, May 29. - Reduced
railroad rates of ono and one-half
faro for tho round trip bavo boon
granted for the State Sunday School
Convention to bo hold in Columbia
Juno 20, 21 and 22. This rato is
given on the certificate plan, and in
order to get tho bonofit of it tho of
ficial certificate signed by Loon C.
Palmor, general superintendent, will
bavo to bo presentod to tho agent
when purchasing tickot. Thoso cer
tificates can bo socurod freo on ro
quest by addressing tho South Caro
lina Sunday School Association, 714
Androws-Law Building, Spartanburg,
Tugaloo Singing Association.
Tho Tugaloo Singing Association
will meet with tho (First Baptist
church of Wostmlnstor noxt Sunday,
Juno 4th, at 2 o'clock. All good slng
ors and lovers of good song aro ln
Ivltod to attond.
Oscar 'Drivor^ President. ?