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PUSUSHKD KVKRV WKDNCSDAY MORNINO.
-- ?V JAVN??, 8HKLOW. SW IT H A STICK K Ti J AYN ICS, 1 . (DA. SMITH. J. W. BHKL.OB. I ?D.. 1 rv9?' I J. A. BTCCK. .jUllonmiON, Sl.OO PKn ANNUM. ADVERTISING RATO REASONAOLC. ?JP" Communication* o? s personal character charged for aa advertisement*. KT" Obituary notice? and tributes of re?coot, of not over one hundred words, will bo printed free of o h argo. AU over that nnmber must be paid for at the rate Ot one cont a word. Cash io accompany aaanusoript. a- ir ! 1 "I WALHALLA, 8. C. t WJBDPfBNDAY. AV?. SIS, lOOT. SECOND ANNUAL REUNION Of the Harriss Family Held on Au gust 14-A Pleasant Day. (Anderson Mall, August 14.) At Old Salem church, four miles above this oity, Wednesday a great reunion of the descendants of Joshua and Mary Burriss was hold. Proba bly 800 persons were present, repre senting four generations of this large and well-known family. Prominent vir.itors were on hand from Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and California, representing branches of this flourishing kinship whioh have gone Westward, as so many of Caro lina's noblest sons and daughters have done in the past, to enrich the citizenship of the newer country. Tho Carolina contingent of the family were present in very large nnmbors. They reside mostly in Anderson and adjoining counties, and malo up a considerable part of the vast citizenship. The place for the meeting was ideal. The oi? ' rick church, which was founded by the Burriases long ago, and half of the members of whioh are now of that kin, stands snugly and beautifully on an emi nence, surrounded by tho verdant green of the original oak forest, uug geBtive in its freshnoss of the old days in whioh lived the 'orefaihers who were to-day memorialized. It SH tho religious center of a prosper ous people, and many of the ances tors of those who were present to day lie buried not far from it, among them being the Revs. Jacob and Bryant Burriss. The breezes whioh rustled the leaves of the forest brought from the fields the odor of the fodder, suggestive of the agricul tural atmosphere in whioh the Bur nsses originated and throve and in which many of them yet live. It was a happy throng, and your re porter is tempted to essay fanoiful language in its description. The exercises were semi-religious in eh ar not or, as all family re-unions should be, and suoh as this family would be expected to have, for reverence is an inheirited Burriss characteristic. The picnic dinner, which was served upon the grounds, was abundant and ele gant and served admirably in adding to the good fellowship of the numer ous kinship. After an hour's greeting and social intercourse in the yard boneathj.thc spreading oak, the concourse assem bled in the church, whioh g was thronged and orowded, while many woro unable to get in. The audi ence was made up not only of the Carolina contingent, but with mem bers of the family from Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and California. Thej lion of the occasion with everybody] was the Rev. Jas. N. Buroughs, of Oak land, Cal. Mr. Buroughs left South Carolina in 1854, when a lad of four teen and rode horseback to ^Cali fornia, ho and his older brother, Lewin, and Mat Stephenson, of this county, driving a drove of cows across the whole continent. The performance was amazing and ro mantic. Mr. Buroughs ia nowjsixty Hoven years old and this is his first trip back to Carolina. He is the only surviving child of 18 of tho Rev. Bryan Burriss, though there .aro hundreds of the next generation to his in South Carolina. Mr. Bur oughs is handsome and as^spirited as e> thirty-year-old young man in his activity. He walks erect and wears A long gray beard. Ho made one of the principal addresses to-day, and it was intensely enjoyed. Mr. Bur oughs, it will be observed, has changed the spelling of the family name in his family, though he stoutly avers that bis way-"B-u-r-ou-g-h-s" -is the right way to spell the name and that all the rest ought to come over to his way of spoiling it. Among the prominent visitors present from other points were : Mr. and Mrs. Bass Shelton, Miss Annie Shelton, Mrs. Kate Killian and chil dren, Misses Mamie and Ida and Master G&dus, Woodlwan, Ala.; Mrs. Laura I larkin?, Fayette, Ala. ; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Burriss and Master Wm. and Osoar, Colombas, Mi?. ; Mr. and Mrs. J. Harper Spencer, Birmingham, Ala.; Rev. V, I. Masters, Abbeville, Ala. ; Rev. Bryan Sergent, Duluth, Ga.; Dr. and Mrs, G< W? Bnronghs. Hingo, I. Tv, J. E. Buroughs, Little Rook, Ark.; R. E. Barr?as, Boaz, Als.; Rev. Jas. N. Buroughs, Oakland, Cal.; Miss Ida Diokerson, Tifton, Qa. ; Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Ayer, Macon, Ga. ; Mr. and Nra. L. R. Ayer, Maoon, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Martin, Masters Osoar and Wil liam, Barnesville, Ga.; Mrs. Mattie Looney, Toceos, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Chamblee, Duluth, Ga.; Mrs. B. Bolin Allen, Lowndesville, S. C.; Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Keys, and Lavinia? Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Burriss and Morris Barton, Pied mont, S. C.; Floyd Watson, Mrs. Ellen Barton, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dobbs, Fair Play, S. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wood, Commerce, Ga. ; Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Eskew, Pendle ton, S. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. J. William Burriss and son, Lowndesville, S. C. ; Master John Burriss and Miss Lu cille Moore, Barnwell, S. C. ; Miss Jane Buroughs and Claude Bur oaghs, Piokene, S. C. ; Mesdamos Martha Graham and Nellie Fowler, East Lake, Ala. ; Rev. Watley Hall, Lincoln, Ala. The exorcises of the day were pre sided over by the Hon. J. Belton Watson, grandson of Jacob Burriss, while in the pulpit sat the Revs. Jas. N. Buroughs and V. I. Masters, son and grandson of Bryan Burriss, and the venerable Rev. J. R. Earle, a long-time friend of the Burriss fam ily. After appropriate words by the viuauuinu) buu ..j ...... . ..v>..v ?.MW Tie that Binds," was sung and fer vent prayer offered by Rev. Jas. N. Boroughs. Then a speoial welcome hymn was sang. An address of wel come was made by L. M. Glenn, a great-grandson of Jacob Bnrriss. Mr. Glenn was happy in his remarks, in whioh he gave a special welcome to the members of the family who are from other States. Miss Meta Allen read in a olear voice and at tractive way greetings from numbers of the kindred who were unable to be present at the gathering. At this juncture Rev. V. I. Masters deliv ered the principal address of the day. After this address there was a recess of two hours. In the afternoon the program called for an address by Rev. Jas. N. Buroughs and other addresses by Reva. J. R. Earle and O. L. Martin, J. B. BurrisB, of Woodlawn, Ala. ; T. O. Burriss, of Columbus, M?BS. ; W. W. Keys, of Greenville, and others. This, and much detail busi ness looking to the permanent or ganization of the reunion for histori cal purposes, was the work of the afternoon. The praises of Miss Lois Watson, of this city, were on the lips of all at the reunion. To her, more than any other person, has been due the great success of the reunion, and she has accumulated an abundance of family history. On tho walls of the church hung a system of charts, prepared by Miss Watson, showing history of different branches of the family. The next reunion will be held in 1010. Miss Watson was asked to continue her special historical work, and that ono person from each of the seven branches of Joshua Burriss's descendants be re\ ested to co-ope rate with Miss Watson and gather tho history of his branch of the family. It is intended thus to gather thc material for a published history of the family. Warning. If you have kidney and bladder t rouble and do not uso Foley's Kidney Cure, you will have only yourself to blame for results, as it positively cures all fore s of kidney and bladder diseases. Dr. J. W. Bell. $1?0,000 Stolen. Lincoln, Nob., August 24.-Three registered mail sacks, containing about a quarter of a million dollars, disappeared from the Burlington train between Den vor and Oxford. Nob., last Sunday night and tho post office officials have Just made tho thort public. Tho train left Denver with seven sacks and but four re mained when lt wa? discovered. De tectives and post office officials are at work on the case. HMM KIMON HAS ESCAPED. Convicted of Murdering M. Drake lr. Anderson County. Anderson, August 21.-J. Allen Emmerson,who was convicted of the murder of Thomas F. Drake at the February term of Court and sen tenced to life imprisonment, es caped last night from ?he county jail, where he had been confined pending a decision by the Supreme Court on appeal for a new trial, and has not been captured yet. Tb?? ?arrape had been carefully planned and the prisoner had aid from outsiders. Some of his friends had made a key which would unlock the door to the cell and after the cell was unlocked the escape was made without difficulty. The she riff has o Perd a reward of $500 for the capture of the escaped prisoner and the sons of Drake have offered a like amount. Solicitor Doggs has wired the Governor to Increase the amount. Emmerson is about 5 feet 8 in ches '.all, aged 38 and his right leg ls shorter than his left. ' He is a desperate fellow and it ls thought that if he is captured he will have to be killed first. The killing of Drake by Emmer son caused a big sensation in tins county, for both men were well known and both stood well. The trial of Emmerson was attended by large crowds and there was much excitement. Emmerson killed Drake on the night of August ll, 1906, nt Drake's own home. The murder was a shocking one, Emmerson hav ing invaded Drake's home for ille gal intercourse with his daughter. He was discovered by Drake and Emmerson claimed that Drake was fixing to shoot him when he fired and killed him. A big effort is be ing made to capture the escaped prisoner and an effort will also be made to apprehend the allies who made the key and who assl.'tod in the escape. The escape of Emmer son has caused a small sensation hero. Ch Headache and constipation disappear when Ring's Little Liver Pills are used. Thoy koop the system clean, the stomach - -*- rn_i_ _;_"ii.. ?i."" i""".% DTTOCbt JLf.rv.JH iMjOOluuullJ VUVJ nv^,. ?rou well. They are for the entire fa in ly. Sold by Dr. J. W. Boll, Walhalla; W. J. Lunney, Seneca. Pulling Tooth Neck was Broken. Chicago, August 21.-George Da vis, 38 yars old, died at the county hospital last night of what was di agnosed by the physicians as a broken neck, probably caused by a dentist's efforts to pull a tooth. Davis came to the hospital one week ago, complaining of a pain in his neck. He told the physicians at the hospital that he had gone to a den tist to have a tooth extracted. The tooth was difficult to extract and Davis said that the dentist had jerked him severely. It is believed by the physicians that the dentist dislocated a portion of the spinal column. If you suffor from bloating, belching, sour stomach, indigestion or dyspepsia, take a Ring's Dyspepsia Tablet after each meal, and overcome the disagree, able trouble. It will improve the appe tite and aid digestion. Sold by Dr. J. W Bell, Walhalla; W. J. Lunney, Seneca. Rich Men Going Broke. New York .August 24.-More than 2,000 New Yorkers, some of them ranking as millionaires, says The World to-day, have sold their auto mobiles within the last few weeks. Almost as many more, lt ls estimat ed hy the trade, have canceled or ders for new machines. These auto mobiles represent a total cost of over $15,000,000. They are now worth $7,000,000. "The 'rich man's panic' in Wall street has made all the touble," an automobile dealer is quoted ns say ing, as he exhibited several letters and telegrams canceling orders for machines. Every dealer in high-priced ma chines, American or imported, has stories to tell of orders canceled by New Yorkers, who, until recently, were generally supposed to be rich enough to afford any luxury. Some of tho stories are pathetic. The av erage rich New Yorker has an ex pensive family, and his expenditures are on a large scale. Any curtail ment of income cuts off tho luxuries, because he lives up to his Income. So the automobile has been sacri ficed. Sent Engine Into Another. Dcatur, Ala., August 23.-Jake Mester, a negro laborer, employed In tho Louisville and Nashville round house at tho New Decatur shops, climbed into the cab of a locomo tive standing in tho round house, pulled the throtttle wide open and then jumped from the locomotive and fled. Tho locomotive, under high speed, dashed into anothei locomo tive standing on the track, causing a damage of about $1,000. Mester wa? arrested by railroad detectives while in hiding in Oklahoma, a negro sub urb. Mester could give no excuse for his act and was taken to Jail. WHITTEN BY THE SAVIOUR? Atlanta Man Claims to Have a Let? ter Written by Christ. (Edw. Y. Clark, in Atlanta Journal) [The following clipping was sent to The Courier by a Georgia reader for publication. As to tbe claim of Christ as the author we, of course, simply lay it aside as so much "stuff." If the possessor of the letter believes it, what matter? "As he believes, so be it." In it there is much of what might technically be termed "rot.." Take !t for what it ls worth, which Is not a great deal.] There is in > he possession of an Atlanta man, a W. H. Pasco, who lives at 62 McDaniel street, and who works for the Southern Saw Works, a letter which he believes was writ ten by the Christ. So firmly does he believe this that he ls trying to obey its mandates, and wherever he goes has it published, for fear if he does not the curse pronounoced in it for failure thus to do will fall on his head. Tho letter, which is said to have been written more than two thou sand years ago, fell tnto the hands of a family living 11 Virginia, who have kept it in their possession from the time they got it until 1879, lt having boen handed down from fa ther to son and so on. . At that time a copy of lt was given to Mrs. M. F. Towson, a near neigh bor, and she gave a copy to Rev. P. C. Fletcher, of Rome, Ga. A copy of the letter also got Into the hands of Mrs. W. W. Gillam, who, up to the time of her death lived near Cowpens, S. C. W. H. Pasco fell into possession of a copy of the letter while on a trip recently to Spartanburg, S. C., and prizes the same very highly. He says that all those who have a copy of the letter prize lt very highly and believe the lotter to have been writ ten by Christ Himself, never for a moment doubting its genuineness. The preface to the letter is as fol lows: "This letter was written by Jesus Christ,and found under a great stone round and long, at the foot of the cross, 18 m ii..., from I con lum, near thc village called Mesopotamia. Upon that stone was written and en ! graved:' Blessed ls he that shall turn me over.' All the people'that saw it prayed God earnestly and de sired that He would make known to them the meaning of this writing, that they might not attempt in vain to turn it over. In the meantime there came a little child about six years old, and turned it over with out help, to the admiration of all the peolo that stood by, and under this stone was Cubasses' family and in this letter was written the Com mandments ot JOSHS Christ, signed by the Angel Gabriel nlnety-nln^ years after our Saviour's birth." The Wonderful latter. The letter Itself reads as follows: "Whosoeverworks on the Sabbath day shall be cursed. I command you to go to church and keep the Lord's day holy without any manner of work. You shall not idle nor mis spend your time In debecking your selves In superfluities of costly ap parel and vain dressing, for I have ordered it a day of rest. I will have the day kept holy that your sins may be forgiven you. -You shall not only go to church yourselves, but also your servant and maid servant. Ob serve my words and learn my com mandments. You shall finish your labor every Saturday at 6 o'clock in the afternoon, at which hour the preparation of the Sabbath begins. I advise you to faHt five Fridays In the year, beginning at Good Friday, and continuing the five Fridays fol lowing, In remembrance of the five bloody wounds I received for you and all mankind. You shall dili gently and peaceably labor In your several vocations when lt hath pleas ed God to call you. You shall love one another and cause them that are not baptized to come to church and receive that holy sacrament, that ls to say baptism and the supper of the j Lord, and bo made a member there of, and In so doing, I will give you long life and many blessings, your land shall replenish and bring forth abundance, and i win comfort you in tho greatest temptations, and surely ho that dooth to the contrary abai! be cursed. I will also send hardness of heart on them till I have dostroyod them, but especially on hardened Impenitent unbelievers. Ho that hath a copy of this letter written hy isy own hand and spoken with my own mouth, and kcepoth lt without publishing it to others shall not pro. ; f r, hut ho that puhllsheth lt to otho s shall be blessed of me, and If their sins be ns many as hero are stars In tho sTcy, and If they truly believe, they shall bo pardoned Pineu 30 days* treatment for $1.0i guaranteed or money J. W. BELL, Walhalla, Cons emption it lest ? Certain relief and ui will result from the folio Hope, rest? fresh ?ii Emulsion* ALL DRUQOieTSl 6< ana they that believe not this, my writing and my commandments, I will send my plagues upon you and your children, food and cattle and all other worldly enjoyments that 1 have given you. Do but once think of what I have suffered for you. If you do, it will be well wHh you, both in this world and in that which is to come. Whosoever shall keep a copy of this letter and keepeth it in their houses nothing shall hurt them, nei ther pestilence, lightning nor thun< der, and if any woman bo in birlh and put her trust in me she shall be delivered of her birth. You shall hear no news of me, but the Holy Scriptures, until the day of judg ment. All goodness and prosperity shall be in heritage where a copy of this letter is lound. '.Finished." Celebrate Marriage Anniversary. Central, August 19.-Special : Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hopkins oelebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage Tuesday, August 13. At an early hour friends and relatives of the bride and groom of twenty five years began io arrive at their home, near Six Mile. Relatives from Greenville, Anderson, Greer's, Central and Piokens were present. Mrs. D. II. Kennemur was the eldest guest. She is eighty-seven. We will not attempt to give the names of all for fear of omitting some. A sumptuous dinner was served to sixty-four guests, old and young. Some of the neighbors gave a nice watermelon treat in the afternoon, after whioh some of the older people whiled away the time by singing the old-time songs they had sung in days gone by. Late in the afternoon the guests began leaving for their homes. Thus | olosed a day that will be long and pleasantly remembered by all present. Some were heard to remark that they hoped to live to attend the "golden wedding" of this couple. (Will any?) They received a num ber of nice and useful presents. Guest. I AM DETERMIN LIVERY B .e. i- t W. J. CARTER, M. D.' -Dentist Office two doors above the Baak? lb Carter's Pharmacy. WK8TMIN8TKR, 8. C. DR. W. F. AUSTIN, DENTIST, SENECA,.S. C. Office Over J. W. Jiyrd <fc Co. l'HONK NO. 51. E. L. HERNDON, Attorney- at- Law, WALHALLA, - - S. C. 'Phone 61. J. P. Carey, I J. W. 8helor: Piokens, S. C. | Walhalla, S. C. CAREY & SHELOR, Attorneys and Counsellors Walhalla, S. C. Will practice in the State and United States Courts. Business entrusted to our oare will re oeive prompt and careful attention. les Foi am 0. Satisfaction refunded. 8. O. W. J. Ll BA( [eadly than it used to be* ually complete recovery wing treatment ; \ and-Scoffs Jo. AND ai.oo. GREENVILLE'S NEW MAYOR. Mahon Re-elected by a Nice Majority -Everybody Satisfied. (Greenville Mountaineer, 23d.) Mayor O. Hey ward Mahon, nomi nated yesterday for a third term, was carried last night by hundreds ot his friends to the Record Building, opposite the court house, where he made a brief address,, in which he expressed his gratitude to the nearly 800 voters who had again elected him to the office of Mayor of Green ville. Mr. Mahon was evidently very' much fatigued after going through the severe strain of the last several weeks, but he expressed himself as experiencing at that time the hap iest moment of his life. A torchlight procession formed in Grand Opera House Square about 9 o'clock and marched to the Record Building, where Mr. Mahon was car ried on the shoulders of several of his friends to the head of the steps, where he delivered a brief address. Tim's Pilli After eating, persons of a billons habit will derive great benefit by taking uno of these pill?. If you have been DRINKING TOO MUCH, they will promptly relieve the nauseu, SICK HEADACHE-:_-? and nervousness which follows, restore the appetite and remove gloomy feel ings. Elegantly sugar coated. Take No Substitute. --- Blue Ridge Complaint. . Columbia, August 23.-The Rail road Commission,after consideration of the complaint filed by Coralssioner Sullivan, that the Blue Ridge Rail road, on August 14, used an ordi nary box car for the transport?t! >u of all pasengers, regardless of afc, or race, decided to hold a hearing on September 3d. President An drews will be notified, and other offi cials who have charge of this line, will also be summoned to attend. PINE-ULES for lits hldnsys 40 DAYS' TRKATMBNT FOR 8I.OO* [BD TO DO THB iUSINESS for this conimunity. Come on and get your teams. Hauling Teams, Single and Double Buggy Teams and Saddle Horses, Always on hand. Prompt and polite servioe at reasona ble prices. Teams sent out at any hour, day or night. Phone 10 or ll for quio* teams. C. R. HOUCHIN8* Walhalla, S. C. DR. F. F. COLLINS PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, WALHALLA, S. C.-WEST END. 33T-PHONE All Calls Promptly Answered, 8-8-00 Day or Night. DR. D. P. THOMSON. Dentist, 'Walhalla,, S. C. Office 0vcr C. W. Pitchford Co.'s Store. Phone No. 86. DR. J. H. BURGESS, DENTIST, SENECA, S. C. OFFIOK OVKll NlMMONS' STORE, DoYJt.B BUILDING. Office Hours: 0 A. H. to 1 p. M. " " 2 P. M. tO 0 P. M. April 20, 1904. 16-tf R. T. JA YNES, Attorney-at-Law, * WALHALLA, - - S. C. Bell Phone No. 20, Praotioe in State and Federal Courts. Business entrusted to my oare raoeives I prompt attention. 1 06 r the Kidneys. Bladder d Rheumatism. RELIEVES :K-ACHE TNNEY,'Seneca, S. C.