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BE READY TU VOTE.
Noxt Monday, Ootohor 8, is tho last
day on which registration certificates
can bo issued for the gonoral oloctiou in
Novombor. P is important that ovory
oitizon entitled > tho privileges of suf
frage should bo prepared to cast his bal
lot. Tho indifferouoo of tho people oL,
the whole Stato to th?B matter is
to be rogrotted. At tho last gonoral
eloction there wero about 40,000 less
votes cast than in the primaries pre*
coding, and in tho recent election tho
first primary brought ouCbetwoen 15,000
and 20,000 moro voters than tho seeond.
Seo that you havo your registration cer
tificates for tho gonoral elootion. If you
?iavc not got one, tako advautago of tho
opportunity next Monday to socuro your
certificate. There is moro aotivity in tho
Itopublicau camp in this Stato than is
gonerally suspected, and it is tho duty of
?very Democrat to bo proparcd to vote
and not only to bo proparod to do so, but
to GO TO THE POLES AND CAST HIS
BALLOT. Romembor this and bo ready.
Noxt Monday is tho last day for register
THE ANDERSON COUNTY FAIR.
Tho Anderson Couuty Fair is to be
hold at tho city of Anderson, October 4th,
>tli and "?(li, and a rato of ono faro for
tho round trip, plus 25 cents, has been
granted by tho railroads from all pointe
in South Carolina. Tho promoters of
this enterprise are ii ve, onergotic busi
ness mon, and tboy proposo to make it a
.groat success. Exhibit of live stock will
bo a prominent foaturo of tho fair, and
?.here will be horses, cattlo, hogs and tho
best of everything tho Stato affords. Tho
Piedmont section in particular is ex
pected to show up in great shape.
Oconco shoo hi bo thoro. If you havo
good stock worth showing-put it on exhi
bition-and Anderson is a good place to
show what you havo.
Time was when Oconco held splendid
fnirs and annually oxhibited a lino lot of
ii vc stock and farm products. It ought
to be dono again. Thoro is nothing Uko
showing what you'vo got. Go to Ander
son, tako in her fair, and co'mo homo de
termined that thoro shall bo a fair in
Oconco next year. There's no place like
Oconco, you know. .?
A QUEER PROCESS OF REASONING.
Political reasoning is a thing that can
Heidorn be accounted for, and tho various
und devious innis and twists political
reasoners take are at times amusing. Wo
clip thc following from a receut issue of
the Milwaukee Sent inri, tho article ap
pearing as an Associated Press dispatch
from Boston :
Robert Treat Paiuo, Jr., Democratic
candidate for Governor in 1800 and UHX),
has declared bis iutoution to vote for
Roosevelt. Ho gives as his reason tho
attitude of tho Democratic party, by
which be supposes Judge Parker will bo
guided, if ho wero olectod, on tho negro
I do not want to soo a Vardaman, a
Tillman, or an ex-Governor Brown, of
Maryland, in tho White Houso, ho said,
nor a man of whom it may be suspected
that ho would treat a uogro in tho White
Meuse as such men noni. I treat tho black
I think Hoosovolt has boon a godsend
to this country, for ho has displayed
qualities that wo have not seen in a
Prosidont of tho United States for many
v e.u s. Eight years ago tho country was
torn by a conflict botwoon classes, and
Roosevelt has dono more and, I behove,
will continue to do moro tu dissipate the
.spirit of class hatred, which is about the
worst thing that could hot all tho country,
than any man I know of.
We cannot hopo for porfootion, hut we
can strive to attain it as closely as possi
ble and I am convinced that Roosevelt
neans to do tho right thing, and docs it
to tho best of his ability, and that is tho
sort of President ? want and tho sort of
President I boliovo tho pooplo of this
What "Robert Troat Paine, Jr., Demo
cratic candidato for Governor io 1800 and
.1000," and a number of others from tho
New England and Northern States need
ts amore practical knowlodgo of the pe
. ><. is .mil as he. is treated by tho
ivhite peoplo of tho South, aud less of
the "Unelo Tom's Cabin" over drawn
version of tho anti-bollum situation as
regards master and slavo.
As a matter of fact President Roose
velt has done moro to aggravate a feeling
of hato bet ween tho two races than any
?other mau in the country. So long as
he negro occupies his proper position ho
Kia? staunch friends in tho South, who
ure?sver i*jady, willing and glad to assist
"jim in his efforts to raise himsc)f to a
higher and better position in life. But
tit va'Always done in a manner that loaves
mo room for doubt by oithor party as to
the superiority and the inovitablo sn
$H>smacy of tho white man in this tho
whit? man's country. No ono realizes
this fact bettor than tho negro, himself,
and tho thinking, conservativo leaders of
tho uegro -ace reoogoizo that it must bo
so. Th? ?, ollsh ?ot? of President Roose
velt io din! g and meeting on a basis of
social equa ity members of the oolored
race have borne evil fruit that will be ap
parent for y ?mrs to oom e. Tho?? who
j hf ve accepted his hospitality think less
of hikp and oount him but their equal;
the rank and tile of the cob? oil race
have bad a false hope raised as to their
future, and a false and dangerous idea
bas been given thom as to their proper
position in social and governmental af
fairs. President Roosevelt has, as Mr.
Paine observes, "displayed qualities that
wo have not seen iu a President of the
United States for many years," ?nd it is
to be hopod that it will be many years
beforo there is snob another as he to
occupy the President's ohair.
The spirit of race hatrod is infinitely
greater to-day than before tho assump
tion ot the role of President by Mr.
Roosevelt, and he fs personally responsi
ble lu great meaauro for lt. Ilia grand
stand play for tho aolld aupport of tho
uegro-t'tho Hooker Washington inol
dent"-ha8 had a baneful effect upou thc
illiterate) uuthinkiug negroes of this
couutry-aud the gravity of this aitua
tion eau bo bettor appreciated wheu tho
fact ia takou into conalderation that over
'00 per cont of the colored population bo
> longa to tho illiterate and uuthinkiug
Mr. Roosevelt's polioy is ouo thai is
fraught with untold danger, not alone
for the South, but for the whole country.
It is, fortunate indeed that those in his
way of thinking are growiug fewer
every year. The sure remedy for all
Buch is a personal observation of the
race situation at oloso range. It is quito
a different thing when viewed from a
diatanoe through a telescope with falso
philanthropic and social equality lenses.
ii'- a good thing Judge Parkor waa
nominated by tho Democrats for tho
Presidency. If thero wore only Roose
velt and Tom Watson in tho Hold it
would take a conscientious votor a Presi
dential terra to follow the old adage,
"Between two evils choose the least."
If baby's health ia doar to you,
Thon let me tell you what to do.
Ero pain baa racked its tender framo,
Just let "Teethina" ease the same.
"Teothina" allays irritation, aids di
gestion, overcomes and counteractB the
effects of 8ummer's heat, rogulatea the
bowols and makes teething easy, and
costs only 25 cents.
Editors Kjoweo Courier: It is a raro
occurrence that a caudidato for publio
office has ever received such a popular
demonstration aa did Harry J. Gignilliat
iu the primary of 30th August. In a to
tal vqto of 2,767 tn Oeoneo county he re
ceived 2,537, leaving 230 divided among
tho live other candidates for Railroad
Commissioner. No similar vote can be
recalled in the history of our State.
Take his volo in the nearby counties:
AndoY8on. Picken?. Ocouee.
Mobley. 352 382 -
Earle.1,240 501 82
Garris. 807 115 03
Evans. 405 178 45
Cansler. 300 104 10
Giguilliat ...2,300 1,400 2,537
lu Anderson Gignilliat got 1,150 votes
moro than Earle, next mau to him.
In I'irkens he received 125 votes moro
than all others put together-receiving
005 votes moro than Earle, tho next man.
This record shows that aa* far as be
was well known his vote was unusually
large-nearly a unanimous vote in his
We think our friend should preserve
this remarkable election record as a pub
lic testimonial of highest regard and
Lynched for Attempted Assault.
Greenwood, Sopteraber 24.-A young
negro boy named Babe Brown, was
lynched hy the citizens of I.aur?bs county
last night for attempted criminal assault
on tho 14-yoar-old daughter of Doc
Hughes, a farmer of Waterloo township,
Tho girl and her sister wore alone in
thc yard and the negro assaulted the
younger one. Tho older girl came to the
aid of her sister and the negro released
the younger, telling both he would kill
thom if they ever told. Ile thou wont
back to bis work picking cotton in a
The girls told their father when ho
came home. The news aproad to the
neighborhood. The negro was taken
from the field. Some wanted bira car
ried to the Laurena jail, but others in
sisted on lynching.
Tho lynohing sentiment prevailed and
about midnight the nogro was carried
across tho Saluda river into Greenwood
county and hanged. He was shot down
The first news was brought to Green
wood by a man who pasBed the body
lying in tho road. The coroner is hold
ing an inquest thia afternoon.
Items trom Tugaloo. 1 ^ j
TugaloOi Soptembor 20.-Wo havo had
suitable woathor for the saving of rough
ness and we are pleased to know that
thero isjfenuch more hoing saved than
Rev. MoDaniel filled bia appointments
Saturday and yestorday at South Union.
His sermon on Sunday morning was
an excellent one. His theme was "tho
duty of mothers to their children."
Tho houso was full and tho singing was
unusually good, with the accomplished
Miss Bessie Crawford, of Newry, at the
organ. In conference last Saturday tho
South Union churoh extended an i udell -
nite call to Rev. MnDaniol. The call was
Our genial young friend, Henry L<
Vernor, of Retreat, worshipped at South
Mrs. Durant, of Georgia, is visiting hor
sister, Mrs. Juddio Knox, at Choestoo.
Jako Cromer's frionds were delighted
to nee him, his wife and baby boy among
thom yestorday. r,.
REV. 'WM. AIKEN KELLEY MISSING.
He Disappears Myteriously Irs? Hi? Hom? ls
Augusta-Fear? for His Safety.
The Augusta Chronicle of last Friday
coota! ned the following account of the
disappearance of Kev. W. A. Kelley,
?.11 known over the upper part of thia
State, where the information will be re
ceived with genuine regret:
"Rev. William Aiken Kelley, pastor of
the North Augusta Methodist churob,
who mysteriously disappeared last Fri
day, and who is supposed to be laboring
tinder a mental abberatiou, is still miss
ing, and the gravest fears as to bis safety
are entertained by his friends lu this
"The disappearance of Mr. Kelley has
been kept as quiet as possible, the daily
papers boing appealed to not to tell tho
story, in the hope that be could be found
and restored to his faiuily. The Augusta
police were* appealed to sovoral days ago,
aud telegrams have been sent to all of
Hr. Kelley's previous charges aud to his
friends throughout South Carolina, ex
plaining bis disappearauco and asking
for aid in locating bim. Members of tho
North Augusta ohuroh bavo also been
active in trying to locate their unfortu
nate pastor. ff
"Despite these efforts pot one word h-^s
been heard from tho missing man .. d
there is no cluo as to his whereabouts. It
is now feared that he may have met his
death by accident, exposure, suioide or
foul play. In the torrible uncertainty al
most every conceivable hypothesis has
boen suggested to explain the silence
surrounding the disappearance. His im
mediate family are-prostratod with grief.
"It is known that just prior to his dis
appearance Mr. Kelley was mentally dis
turbed over the fluaucial condition of the
ohuroh. Recently a now houso was built
by tho congregation. A debt still hangs
Dver tho church, owing to these improve
ments. The faot that it is due and thore
is little in tho treasury with which to
moot it seems to have preyed on Mr. Kel
ley's mind. Ho was wrapped up in tho
now church, lt was through his untir
ing efforts that the edifice was built aud
night and day he has been working to
clear it of debt. Several of his friends
realized several days before his disap
pearance that he was burdoned mentally
Dvor the situation and in a despondent
mood, but did not for a moment realize
that it was serious.
"From what could be learned Mr. Kel
ley has suffered from these abborations
jn two other occasions in his life, disap
pearing mysteriously. But on these oc
casions he always reappeared within a
few days. While tho family was greatly
;oncerned when be did not show up last
Saturday the belief was general that he
ivould return home before tho close of
Sunday. Failing to return or notify his
'amily of his whereabout from day to
lay apprehension is now geuoral.
"Dr. Clifton, of.Oraugeburg, tho father
>f Mrs. Kelley, has arrived in tho city.
Sirs. Kelley is prostrated with grief,
ibo will leavo for her father's home to
lay. In the meantime every means of
ocating Mr. Kelley are boin? used."
BRIDGIE TO LE-rJT
T?HE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS
I siouers of Oconoo county will lot, to
he lowest responsible bidder, at tho
iridge, on Saturday, October 1, 11)04, at
1 o'clook a. m., tho contract to rebuild
he Verner bridge, over Connoross creek,
lear Richland. Count)' to furnish lum
>er. Specifications will be made known
>n day of lotting. Board reserves the
ight to reject any and all bids.
D. F. MCALISTER, Supervisor.
'?HIE NEXT EXAMINATION FOR
JL TEACHERS will bo hold in the
'oint Room, at Walhalla, S. C., on
?'RIDAY, October 21st, 1004. The law
equires all toaohors, who want thoir
'erl iii?sit es renewed, to at tend tho Sum
ner School for teachers and actually do
bo work prescribed. Some bavo at
ended whose work was not satisfactory,
ind will theroforo have to stand the ex -
imutation. Tho examination will bogin
> rm o pt ly at 0 o'clock a. m., and no one
viii bo allowed to entci later than 10
Relock a. m, C. L. CRAIG,
County Superintendent of Education.
September 2?, 1004. 39 42
TAX NOTICE .
County Treasurer's Offlco, I
Walhalla, S. C., Sept. 28, 1004. |
The books for tho collection of State
ind county taxes will be open from Oo
ober 15, 1004, to December 31, 1004
L'hoH?? wno prefer to do so can pay in
fanuary, 1005, with 1 per cent additional;
.hose who prefer paying in February,
005, can do so with 2 per cent additional ;
.hose who profor to pay in March, 1005,
;o the 15th of Bald month, can do so by
)aying an additional of 7 per cent. After
laid dato the books will close.
Taxpayers owning property or paying
axes far others will please ask for a tax
e< eipt in eaoh township or speoial school
list riet in which ho or they may own
property. This is very important, as
he re, are so many speoial school districts.
Pleaso io not send me cash without
registering anme as it is liable to be lost;
if sent otherwise, it must be at sender's
stale tax. 5
Ordinary county tax._8
Special county tax. If
Road tax. 1
Int. and sinking fund for bonds... 1 1-20
Constitutional school tax.3
SPECIAL SCHOOL TAX.
School District No. 3.2 Mills.
School Distriot No. 5.2 Mills.
School District No. 0.3 Mills.
' School District No. 10.2 Mills.
School District No. 17.6 Mills.
School District No. 20.1 Mill.
Sohool Distriot No. 35.2 Mills.
School Distriot No. 38.2 Mills.
Sohool District No. 75.2 Mills.
Poll Tax $1.00. Every male oitizon
from 21 to 60 years is liable, oxcopt Con
federate soldiers, who do not pay after
"><> years and those oxcusod by law.
J. R. KAY,
Treasuror Oconoo County, S. C.
Septombor 28, 1004. 30-41
In Keeping w
county are making,
?-304, open up, in tn?
an up-to-date Cash
School Books ai
Notions and ?rc
We have ad
will marK our g'ood
right prices. We coi
in Oconee to visit ou:
this fall and winter,
?/" our goods will be
We shall do a
ant and profitable pl
Summons for Relief.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIVA, I
COUNTY OF OOO NH*. J
Court of Common Pleas.
Mary MeGuffin, Isabella Jaynes, Wilburn
P. MeGuffin and Effin J. King, Plain
J. S. King, as Administrator of the Per
sonal Estate of John H. MeGuffin, de
ceased, Horace G. MoGuftfn and B.
Pruo MeGuffin, Defendants.
Simm,on* for Relief-[Complaint not
To the Defendants above named:
YOU aro hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in
this action, which was filed in tho offico of
tho (dork of the Court of Common Pleas,
for the said county, on the 20th day
of September, 1004, and to serve a copy of
your answor to tho said complaint on
tho subscribers at their office, on tho
Public Square, at Walhalla Court House,
South Carolina, within twenty days after
the service hereof, oxclusivo of tho day
ofsuch8orvi.ee; and if you fail to an
swer tho complaint within the timo
aforesaid, the plaintifs in this action
will apply to th? Court fur tho reliof de
manded in the complaint.
Dated September 20th, A. D. 1004.
[L. S ] C. R. D. BURNS, C. C. P.
JAYNES & SHELOU,
To the absent Defendants, Horace G.
MeGuffin and B. Prue MeGuffin:
Take Notice: That the summons and
complaint in tho above entitled action
were filed in the office of the Clork of
Court of Common Pleas for Oconee
county, South Carolina, on the 20th day
of September, 1004; that the purpose of
this cction is the partition of the real
estate of tho late John H. MeGuffin, de
ceased, described in the complaint among
the parties to this action according to
their i ospeotive legal rights.
Soptember 20, 1004.
JAYNES A SHELOU,
80-46 . Walhalla, S. C.
\\7E HAVE A LARGE LOT OF
VV .Second-hand Bagging and Ties.
The Bagging is nicely mended and put
up in rolls t o cover flvo bales. Ties are
full length, with buckles attached, and
put up thirty to the bundle. We guar
antee to make good any def < et a and sell
at prices that are bound to attract olose
THE COURTENAY MFG. CO.,
33-44 NEWRY, S. C.
PACKING, LACE L
SINGLE AND D
POWDER AMD SHOT, CAF
We are still hendquar
STOVES ES RANCI
It pay s te boy the Best In St
STORE LAMPS. d
FIN EMT DISPLAY OF CUTLERY El
Boyd & Hunt
Ith the progress that Seneca and ?conee
we will? ora the 15th der of September,
9 eomer-room of the New Hotel Building,
Store, with the following linea full and
fiats, Dry Goods, Gents' Furnishings,
id School Supplies.
opted the "one-*price?to-all" system and
s in plain figures, thereby insuring you
.dially invite every man, woman and child
r store, and price everything you will need
assuring you that the prices and quality
?ll in our power to make our store a pleas*
.ace for Vou to visit.
R, BOYD & HUNT,
3A,, SOUTH CAROLINA.
Fruit Jars, Fruit Jar Rubbers, Fruit Jar Caps and Jelly Glasses
as cheap as you eau buy them anywhere fdr oasb.
Nioe line of Men's and Boys' Colored Shirts.
Several nice things in Summer Goods.
Umbrellas and Fans to keep you oool.
Buggy Whips to hurry the horse and Umbrellas to shade you
No troublo to show you what we have and quote prices.
. We sell Woods' Turnip Seeds.
J. W. HYB? & CO.,
Seneca, . . CJ.
Adjoining Seneca Cot
son Mills we offer fifty
icres in tracts of ten to
;wenty-five acres at $25
Greenville, S. C.
If yon want to bny or
jell property in Greenville,
Dconee' or Pickens Conn
ies write tis.
THIS SPACE *
SENECA, S. O.
LOOK AT IT NEXT
iND CANVAS BELTING,
EATHER, INJECTORS, PIPE FITTINCS, ETC.
OUBLE BARREL GUNS, RIFLES,
HELLS, PISTOL AND RIFLE CARTRIDGES.
\S, EMPTY SHELLS, WADS, DYNAMITE, BLASTING POWDER.
tors for this class of goods, and prices are better than ever.
ES ES HEATING STOVES ES CRATES,
oves. It's your wife's dally companion. Give her good company,
* HALL LAMPS. -s> STAND LAMPS.
ST LAMPS. J? LANTERNS.
r"ER SHOWN IN OCONEE COUNTY.
IF IN DOUBT TRY SENECA HARDWARE CO. THEY KEEP IT.
CA HARDWARE CO., CENECA, S. C.