"TO THINE OWN SELF BB TRUE, AND IT MUST FOLLOW AS THE NIGHT THE DAY: THOU CANST NOT THEN BE FALSE
TO AN* MAN." .
Wy Jayne?, Shelort Smith & Steck.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY,fJ$jw9T 18, 1907.
New Serle? No. 804.-Volume LVUI.-No. 51.
so Gan You.
Maybe you have been wearing Shoes that hurt,
bumed and blistered your feet. There is no occasion
for y ou to do that now, for we have shoes mad: for your
feet that w?U be a?cpmfort at ail times. These shoes
are "STAR BRAND," made in St. Louis by ROB
JRTS, JOHNSON & RAND SHOE CO. This
ompany owns and. operates ten big specialty fae
|V tories that have a daily capacity of 52,000
pairs of good shoes. Think of it-ten big fac
tories. More people are "Walking on Stars" every
day, that is why the demand increases so rapidly. The
sooner you get these Shoes, the sooner you will know
that " STAR BRAND SHOES ARE BETTER."
C. W. & J. E. BAUKNISHT.
New Fall Stock!
Broad Cloths, Bilks, Panamas, Voiles, Poplinettee, tlrst-class line of
WAIST GOODS, etc
Shirt Waists, Under Skirts, Corset Covers, Oowns, etc
Rest line of M ION'S CLOTHING I have ever carried. Also, BUYS'
SUITS, Men's and Boys' Odd Pants.
SHOES-Men's, Ladies' and Children's
Nothing erf/Als our "Ladles* Soft Shoes for Tender Feot," Ono
, pair win or 4vlnce you.
/?fT/E MLAKE A SPECIALTY OF EMBROIDERIES AND INSERTIONS.
TRUNKS AND A GENERAL LINE
OF NOTIONS, and suoh Articles as are
usually kept in a first-class Dry GoodB Store.
M. S. STRIPLING. WETraR
THE CROSSETT SHOE!
Ki?KES^LIFE's/ WALK EASY.
- ,..;V - -
I FOR SALE BY
CW. Pitchford Co.,
WALHALLA, S. C._
SAY, MR. FARMER:
If you want to hold your Cotton, why not Insure
it? I am now orepared to Insure your Cotton at your
homo or anywhere in the oounty at a low rate.
JAMES H. DARBY,
REAL ESTATE AND FIRE INSURANCE,
Walhalla, S. C. *
Office in People's Bank._Houses for Rent.
> Big Display of
y Xmas Goods.
f TOYS ! TOYS 1 ! TOYS 1 ! !
* Soe our lino bo fore buying your bill, for the little ones.
C Eolls from Cc. to $1.50.
jL Vasos from 10c. to $2 tho pair.
V Midget Sowing Machines (a real Sewing Machino)
% for the littlo ladies, only $2.50.
V Firecrackers, Salutes, Roman Cannons, Sky Rockets,
I* % Torpedoes, Paper Balloons, etc.
% Christmas Troo Ornaments of ovory description.
w Something for everybody.
I J. G. HUFF,
f ?sr SENECA, S. C. &
NEWS FI IO M WESTMINSTER. *
Westminster's Big New Bank-Rev.
Boyle Takes Pastoral Charge.
Westminster, Dec. 16.-Special:
Mrs. W. J. Lunney, of Seneca, ls the
guest of her Bister, Mrs. J. H. Bibb,
Rev. Rhett R. Doyle, the laew
preacher in charge of the Westmin
ster Circuit, preached his introduc
tory sermons at Hopewell, Nazbi
roth and Westmtnsh. r ?on last Sun
iay. His discourse nere at nigh'
was very edifying. Rev. Doyle's
rext appointments are Center and
nock Springs on nest Sabbath.
Mrs. R. Callaway & Company have
bought the millinery stock of Mrs.
T. P. Moore, and they movi?d yester
day to the room occupied by Mrs.
Moore, next door to M. W. Jones's
boarding house. Mrs. Moore -wishes
all who are indebted to her to call at
once and settle, a*j she is going out
Mr. McKnight, of Toccon, has ac
cepted a position with the People's
The Westminster Bank was organ
ized here on December 10, and will
begin business January 1, 1908, with
a paid-in capital of one hundred
thousand dollars. It will succeed
and take over the business of the
Peden & Anderdon Banking Com
pany. The officers of the now bank,
elected last Tuesday, are: W. P. An
derson, president; B. H. Cross and
J. P. Strlbling, vice presidents; T.
Peden Anderson, cashier; J. M. Nor
ris, assistant cashier. The board of
directors ls composed of the follow
ing well-known men: W. P. Ander
son, M. S. st riblin.e,, B. H. Cross, J.
Carter, J. P. Strlbling, P. P. Sulli
^an, J. W. Benrdon, D. L. Norris and
T. Peden Anderson.
Rev. and Mrs. H. L. Singleton ann
their little daughter, Lillian Lucile;
returned to Blackstock last Tuesday,
after spending a few days very pleas
antly with the family of his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Singleton.
Mrs. Annie Burcle, of Verona,
Miss., returned home on December
10, after having spent a week very
pleasantly with her aunt, Mrs. J. H.
Ligon, of Westminster.
Clifton L. Moss, a highly esteem
ed colored man, residing on the Mc
<'la?aban place, at Retreat, had the
misfortune to lose his big fattening
hog one day last week.
Paul Armstrong left on December
10 for Ardmore, I. T.
Dr. S. J. Broome, Westminster's
colored physician, reports the arri
val of a son at his home. Broome
says it is perhaps the first birth in a
negro doctor's family in Oconee.
J. K. Lathem, of near Easley, spent
a few hours in Westminster Satur
Mrs. O. M. Stockston, of Atlanta,
formerly Mis3 Hattio Zimmerman, of
Westminster, arrived on December
10 and will spend several weeks with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
Zimmerman,, and family.
Sam C. Moon, of Atlanta, arrived
last week for the Holiday season.
Rev. JOB. T. Dendy, of Kershaw,
passed through Westminster Mon
day, returning from i'occoa, where
he preached on Sunday. He spent
Monday night at his old home at
Sam Ables has recovered from a
spell of sickness.
All who heard Gilbert A. Eldridge
on Wednesday evening were delight
ed. The house was full.
A daughter was boru unto Mr. and
Mr3. J. A. Durham, at Pelzer, on De
Rev. John R. Moore returned last
Wednesday evening from the Baptist
State Convention at Orangeburg.
G. E. Singleton killed a thirteen
months-old hog yesterday that net
ted 466. A. L. Gossett.
For that Dull Feeling After Eating.
I have used Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets for some time, and
can testify that they have done me
more good than any tablets I have
ever used. My trouble was a heavy,
dull feeling after eating.-D^vld
Freeman, Kempt, Nova Scotia. These
tablets strengthen the stomach and
improve the digestion. They also,
regulate the liver and bowels. ..They
aro far superior to pills, but cost no
more. Get a free sample at J. W.
Bell's, Walhalla, or W. J. Lunney's,
Seneca, and see what a splendid med
icine it is.
Special Sale of
Until January, Sst. 1908.
We have just acquired the
of Mrs. T. P. Moore, consisting of
and to enable us to reduce this largo
assortment before January 1 we are
going to offer the people of this sec
So we oxtond to you all an Invita
tion to call and Inspect this largo
and beautiful assortment?of goods.
Come and convlnco yourself that
wc can savo you money.
Mrs R. Callaway & Co.,
WESTMINSTER, S. C.
THINGS NOT HARMONIOUS.
Farmers' Union Not Working Well.
Columbia Meeting Called Ott.
Greenville, Dec. 12.-While offi
cers of the Farmers' Union, South
Carol?na Division, are not taking the
general pu1??lc !n their confidence, it
is very evident from notices and or
der H that; bave made their appear
ance recently in the newspapers that
all in not as tranquil and smooth as
lt might be in the big association.
Yesterday there appeared in the
newspapers notices of a State meet
ing to be held in Columbia on De
cember i8;>and to-day another notice
makes its appearance calling off "the
presumptuous call." As was noted
at the time, the call for the meeting
was hot signed by the president of
the State division, O. P. Goodwin, of
Laurens, but bore the signature of
B. F. Earle, secretary and treasurer
and State agent, T. T. Wakefield, vice
president, aud W. L. Anderson, sec
retary of the executive committee.
Tho notice in which the ^proposed
State gathering is called off is signed
by President Goodwin and four of
the five members of the State.execu
tive committee, including J. B.~ Pick
ett, the chairman.
From these contrary notices it ap
pears that there is some decided dls
sention among the State officials in
South Carolina, it ls very likely
that there "will be somebody on hand
in Columbia on the fixed date for the
meeting and a big fight can be ex
pected. Probably an effort will be
made to oust President Goodwin and
other officials, but whether the secre
tary-treasurer and those allied on his
side will be able to control the meet
ing remains to be seen.
President Goodwin spent yester
day in Greenville, and while here had
a conference with four members of
the executive committee. It was at
this meeting that the following no
tice, calling off the Columbia meet
ing, was adopted and ordered pub
"To the members of the Farmers'
Union, South Carolina Division: We,
the State president and the follow
ing members of the State executive
committee, in session assembled,
hereby call off the presumptuous call
sent out by one IJ. A. Watson, a pri
vate member of Greenville, by circu
lar, and later "sent out through the
public press, calling a State meeting
of the Farmers* Educational and Co
operative Union of America to con
vene in Columbia on December 18,
signed by T. T. Wakefield, vice presi
dent State Farmers' Union; B. F.
Earle, secretary-treasurer, and W. L.
Anderson, member State executive
"Any action taken by said meet
ing will be null and void, and will
not be recognized by the South Caro
lina Division of the National Union.
(Signed:) "O. P. Goodwin,
"J. B. Pickett,
Chairman Executive Committee.
"W. C. Brown;
"\V. L. Kennedy,
"John T. Boggs,
As an Outsider Sees lt.
A large number of the officers of
tho Farmers' Union met in this city
to-day for a conference. National
President, Barrett, of Georgia, was in
consultation with the officers and
many matters of general interest to
the union were discussed.
It is, of course, impossible to give
the result of the caucus on many
things discussed, but the Daily Pied
mont has it from good authority that
the most important matter, deter
mined was that the meeting called
for Columbia on the 18th is unau
thorized, and that if any action is
taken *h?re looking to changes in
the constitution.or the officers of the
union it. will not be recognized by the
As the meeting is declared unau
thorlzedi nothing that it odes will be
binding, now matter how many un
ions are represented.
Several conferences were hold and
much discussion made, but it is said
that the State. President and execu
tive committee are backed by the
National President, and will be sus
tained in the position that the call
for Columbia was illegal, and unau
Oconee Ignore? the Call.
At tho meeting of the Oconee Coun
ty Farmers' Union, held at Oakwk.y
last Saturday, the call for the meet
ing of the State Union in Col'in.bia
on the 18th, was ignored by the
body, It not seeing whore the vice
president and secretary-treasury and
agent, and one member of the exe
cutive committee, of the State Un
ion had authority to call a meeting
of the State Union.
Badly Mixed Up.
Abraham Hrown, of Winterton, N.
Y.,hr\d a very remarkable experience.
He says: "Doctors got badly mixed
up over me. One said heart disease;
two called it kidney trouble; the
fourth blood poison, and the fifth
stomach and liver trouble; but none
of thom hoi ped me; so my wife ad
vised trying Electric Bitters, which
aro restoring mo to perfect health.
One bottle did mo m ro good than
all tho five doctors proscribed." Guar
anteed to cure blood poison, weak
noss and all stomach, liver and kid
ney complaints, by all druggists. 5Uc.
THE NEWS FROM SENECA,
Social Calendar Full-Dickson,-Ad
ams Wedding-Other Items.
Seneca, Dec. 17.-Special: Seneca's
social calendar this week ls full.
Last night, and for three nights, the
popular Empire Stock Co. is show
ing at the opera house. To-night, at
the home of Mrs. E. P. Lowry, the
spelling bee and oyster supper will
he gi von for the benefit of the ll- 1
brary. Thursday night the K. of P.
banquet will be given. On Friday
night, at the opera house, Miss Gor
don will give a recital by her music
pupils. The public is cordially in
vited, and a delightful hour will be
spent by the patrons and friend? of
Miss Gordon. Following is the pro
gram to be rendered:
Chorus-The Glowing Days of
Duet-Our Boys-Misses Julia
Harper ?nd Carol Herndon.
-Miss Verna Strlbllng.
Solo-Good Bye, My Highland
wood)-Misses Irene Elrod and Nan
Solo-La "Fontaine-(B?hm) -
Miss Kathleen Gaines.
Solo-Gtrarde Gavotte- ( V ondoy )
-Miss Julia Harper.
-Misses Winona Cary and Rebecca
Solo-Four Leaf Clover-(Heirs)
Miss Pauline Anderson. ,
Fab'e in Pons-She Stoops to
Brock, Kathleen Gaines, Irene El'
rod, Nannio Moore and Marie Grant.
Solo-A Peaceful Evening'
(G<iPBchal)-Miss Carol Herndon.
-Minees Marie Grant and Kathleeu
bert!)-Miss Edna Brock.
Duet-Po dillon d Amour-(Behr)
-Misses Christine and Pauline An
Solo-Le Revell d'Amour-(Mosz
kowski)-Miss Rebecca Todd.
dolo-Salon Mazurka-(B?hm) -
Miss Winona Carey.
Duet-Invitation to the Walt2
(von Weber)-Misses Rebecca Todd
and Verna Stribling.
One of the prettiest weddings in
the history of Seneca, and because
of the popularity of the bride, one of
the most- Interesting, took place ht
the Presbyterian church the after
noon of December 12th, nt 2.30
o'clock, when Miss Christine Dickson,
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. E.
Dickson, was married to Albert Ad
ams, of inomaston, Ga. The deco
rations, In bridal white and green,
were simple, but beautiful, the rude
light of day being s?iut out for the
time, and the soft lights from many
candles substituted with pleasing ef
fect. Prior to the ceremony an ar
tistic program of music was rendered
by Mrs. T. M. McCutchen on the vio
lin, accompanied by Miss Carrie Hun
ter on the plano. The first notes of
Mendelssohn's wedding march her
alded the approach of the bridal
party, which entered the church in
the following order: The ushers, Dr.
W. R. Doyje and Whit Livingston, of
this place, and Claude SItton, of Sen
eca, and Paul Dickson, of Anderson,
entered by twos in the order named,
up tho righi and left aisle? abd stood
in a half circle in front of the pulpit,
with the officiating minister, Rev Mr.
M. R. Kirkpatrick, who had preceded
the party. The maid of honor, Miss
Inez Dickson, ontered the left aisle
alono, tile bride following on the am:
of her father. Simultaneously the
groom with his best man, Shelton
Leo, of Thomoston, entered hy the
right aisle, the party meeting, in
from of the altar, completing the cir
cle. During the brief ceremony, af
ter the manner of the Presbyterian
church, the soft strains of "Fair
Itosnmonde." Schubert, were heard
from the violin, relieving the intense
silence, and yet adding a sweet im
pressiveness to the solemn scene. Af
ter tho coremony the party left the
church in transverse order to tho
closing bars of Mendelssohn's. The
bride's dress was a handsome tailored
suit in tan and green stripe, with
short coat, a fur hat with which a
brown veil was used, and gloves and
shoes to match. The costume was
used as the going-away gown. The
maid of honor wore an exquisite
costume in champagne, the V waist
of which was trimmed with applique
wherein was found a faint suspicion
of pink, and embroidered net guimo.
A largo hat with immense coque fea
thers and pompoms of lace, and
gloves of the same delicate coloring
were worn, completing the fetching
costume. The bride carried an Im
mense bouquet of bride roses, with
long tulle streamers. The ushers
wore buttonleres of pink carnations,
and brown gloves.
1 he bridal party was mest remark
able In that the entire number was
made of handsome men and women,
and a "fairer bride the sun ne'er
phone on." As MIKF Dickson she was
universally popular, having spent
her girlhood hero.
The groom is a popular business
man of Thomaston, and is nongra tu
lntod upon winning ?.o lovely a bride.
Among the out-of-town guests
were Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Burris. An
doriion; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McElroy,
Sandy Springs; Mrs. Tom Hill, An
derson; Miss Ellen McCaslan, Lau
rens; Mrs, O. R. Doyle, Calhoun;
Miss Lelia Doyle, Chicora College,
The pastor of one of our ohurchea
spoke last Sunday, from the. pulpit,
of the commendable fight our Mayor
1B making to put down the whiskey
traffic here, urging every Christian
In the community to stand shoulder
to shoulder with the Mayor. We are
ot the opinion that our pastors may
do better In dwelling upon subjects
ot this nature than in telling us ot
the Jebusites,. the Amorltee, the Ca
naanites And the Hittites.
A nice assortment of thin glass at
J. A. Brock's, Seneca.
One ot tho most delightful meet
ings of the Once-A-Week Club was
hold with Mrs. J.W. Todd last Thurs
day. There was a full attendance,
and after the business program, the
hostess Introduced a music program,
thereby contributing additional In
terest to the pleasant occasion. Mrs.
Strlbling sang "Then You'll Remem
ber Me," with violin and plano ac
companiment by Mesdames T. M. Mc
cutchell and Ruskin Anderson, fol
lowing with "Would You Care?"
Miss Janie Gordon sang delightfully
"Parted," using "Dreaming" as an
encore. Tho hostess then served a
delicious menu, consisting of a salad
course with coffee, followed y?y a
sweet courFe. Mrs Todd's reputa
tion ns c. charming hostess waB fully
sustained on this altogether delight
Cake plates and salad bowls, in
fancy china, hand painted, at J. A.
The management of the opera
house is to bo congratulated upon
affording the public a pleasing serlea
of entertainment this week. A fairly
good audience saw the Empire Stock
Company last oveuing.
Gold and gold-filled bracelets at
J. A. Brock's, Seneca, S. C.
We would suggest to our resident
ladies that they complete their
Christmas shopping as early as pos
sible, thereby saving the merchants
and clerks tho rush which generally
precedes the holidays. We fear that,
we are, alas, too Inconsiderate of
these faithful servants of the public,
when with Just a little forethought
we can thus follow the injunction,
"Bear ye one another's burdens."
-Ladles' umbrellas; price S3.75
to $17, at J. A. Brock's^ Seneca.
We haVe only one objection to the
visitation of the carnival, and that
is tho aftermath. Daily we are
aroused (rom our morning nap, and
nightly put to bed with the ever re
curring strnins of San-an-to-ny, An
-A complete line of gold and
gold-filled, silver ( and silverlne
watches, at J. A. Brock's, Seneca.
Notwithstanding the so-called
tight times in money.matters, Seneca
merchants have placed before the
public an unprecedented display ot
Christmas goods, in point of quan
tity there may be a slight falling off,
but for quality, the lines are ele
gant and tasty. In fact, the display
of cut-glass silver and china ls most
creditable to the town.
-The largest line of cut glass to
select from, at J. A. Brock's, Seneca.
In view of the fact that tho Christ
mas holidays are almost upon us,
when Joyous, bright experiences are
due us, and when there should be
"peace on earth and good will in
ward men," we would extend to the
many readers of "The Courier and Its
faithful corps of workers the very
best wishes for a .merry Christmas
and Happy New Year. M.V.S.
Good Cough Medicine for Children.
The season for coughs and colds
ls now at hand and too much care
cannot be used to protect the chil
dren. A child is much more likely
to contract diphtheria or scarlet feyer
when he has a cold. The quicker you
cure his cold the less the risk. Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy is the sole
reliance of many mothers, and few
of those who have tried it are will
ing to use any other. Mrs. P. F.
Starcher, of Ripley, W. Va., says: "I
have never used anything other than
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for
my children and lt has always given
good satisfaction." This remedy
contains no opium or other narcotic
and may be given -as confidently to a
child as to ap adult. For sale by J.
W. Bell, Walhalla; W. J. Lunney,
Hainsay'N ('reek IxicalH.
Ramsay's Creek, Dec. 16.-- Special:
The health of our community is good
The fall term of school closed at
Cross Roads Friday. Miss Lon White,
tho teacher, has given general satis
J. L. Fendley is building on his
land at the Muster ground place, uud
he will have a handsome dwelling
W. N. Long ?ind J. M. Justis don't
hunt, ror fun altogether. They killed
twenty rabbits one day recently
C. A. Freeman and family, of tho
Clearmont section, were vilstors here
Nearly all the good children, from
East to West, oxpect a visit from
Santa Claus about the middle of next
week. No doubt he ls already busy
packing his valise and making pre
parations for toe long journey. B,
Atlanta Negro Convicted.
Atlanta, Dec. 12.-The jury in tho
trial of Andrew Johnson, tho negro
charged with tho murder ot Police
man J. M. Manlor, December C, re
turned a verdict of guilty after 30
minutes deliberation thia aftornoon.
lie was sentenced to hang on Janu
ary 3d. An appeal has been m ido.
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