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WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, WKDNEBDAY, DEC. 82, 1000. Mew Serle? No. .118,-Volume LIX.-No. 51.. Just A F Wc have only a fev Mules left, and they will g< These Horses and I car load that I received, am Remember, only a f C. W. & J. I Wall CONNEROSS AND VICINITY. Personal Pick-Ups-Elaborate Prep arations for Christinas Tree. Conneross, Dec. 20.-Special: Rev. J. H. Ayers filled his appointment here Sunday and preached a very In teresting sermon. This was his last sermon as pastor at the Conneross Baptist church. Mr. Ayers ls a man filled with the spirit of the Lord. He ls a deep thinker and a highly edu cated man. He has labored very hard and faithfully in this church as pastor for five years and should leave a lasting impression on our people. May Cod's richest blessings fall on his labors wherever he is called to go. Miss Rosa Dilworth spent several days last week at Oakway visiting her sister, Mrs. H. R. Bearden. Mrs. Eliza McAlister is quite un well this week. The committee will meet the chil dren who have recitations and songs for the Christmas entertainment to be held on the night of December 25 at the church on Thursday evening. Let every one be present to practice. R. W. Grubbs and wife, of Wal halla, visited at the home of M. Ab bott the past week-end. There will be a Christmas tree and entertainment at Conneross Baptist church on Christmas night. The ex ercises will begin nt 6.30 o'clock. A special Invitation is extended to everybody to attend these exercises. A lengthy and Interesting program has been arranged, consisting of dia logues, songs, recitations and duels. Special preparation has been made for the rendering of this, and an en joyable time is assured for all who attend. Let everybody come. K. E. R. The peculiar properties of Cham berlain's Cough Remedy have been thoroughly tested during epidemics of Influenza, and when it was taken in time we have not heard of a single case of pneumonia. Sold by Seneca Pharmacy; L. C. Martin, Clemson College. THE MASONIC GRAND LODGE. Jas. R. Johnson, of Charleston, Was Elected Grand Master. Charleston, Dec. 16.-James R. ohnson, Grand Master of Masons of Eolith Carolina, closed the 133d An nual Communication of the Grand Lodge, at the Masonic Temple, this morning, and the Grund Lodge was literally called from labor to refresh, ment, for, In the afternoon, the whole body of Its members were guests of the Charleston lodges at the Isle of Palms, where a bountiful oyster roast was served. The following grand officers were installed for the ensuing Masonic year: Grand Master, James R. Johnson, of Charleston. Deputy Grand Master-George S. Mower, of Newberry. Senior Grand Warden-George T. Bryan, of Greenville. Junior Grand Warden--R. A. Cooper, of Laurens. Grand Treasurer-Zimmerman Da vis, of Charleston. Grand Secretary-Jacob T. Bar ron, of Columbia. Grand Chaplain-Rev. W. P. Smith, of Spnrtftnburg. With the exception of the new jun ior Grand Warden ali oi these are either promotions or re-elections, the three Senior Warden officers each preceding up one station. Aftor the installation, th'e appolrt Ive offices were filled, and the officers duly Installed with all the honors of ! the craft. The greatest danger of Influenza W of its resulting In pneumonia. This can be obviated by using Chamber lain's Cough Remedy, as it not only cures influenza, but counteracts any tendency of the disease towardB penm,ionia. Sold by J. W. Bell, Wal halla: C. W. Wickliffe, West Union. ?ew Left. r of those good Horses and D this week VTules are some of that last i they are beauties. ew left-Cash or Credit. L Bauknight, lalla. COURSE IN COTTON OKA DINO. Clemson College Will Give Farmers Six Weeks Instruction. Beginning January -Ith, Clemson College will offer to the farmers of South Carolina a course In cotton grading, which will continue six weeks. The work will be given in '.ne carding and spinning division of the textile department by Prof. D. E. Earle, who has bad consderable ex perience as a classifier and also es collaborator with the United State Department of Agriculture In pre paring the standard government cot ton types that are to be sent ou' to the markets In the near future. All of the important cottons of the vorld are studied, but most of the practice ls with the various varieties yrown in the United States, and espocially those grown in South Carolina. Con stant practice ls given with a full line of samples, the premiums and penalties being explained for each grade. It is the purpose of the course to point out to the farmer he defects which would lower the grade of his cotton and how some of them may be avoided, thereby Increasing the market value of his cotton. Ufnning, baling and the various methods of averaging a lot of cotton for a basis price are discussed. Elementary book-keeping and warehouse ac counting are also Included In the course. A sprained ankle will usually dis able the injured person for three or four weeks. Thia is duo to lack of proper treatment. When Chamber lain's Uniment is applied a cure may be effe ted in three or four days. This liniment is ono of tho best and most remarkable preparations in use. Sold by Tho Seneca Pharmacy; L. C. .Martin, Clemson College. MA RTIN-MORBHEAD WEDDI SQ. Popular Young Couple Married at Tiigaloo on the 14th. Tugaloo, Dec. 21.-Special: Thc most delightful social event of the season occurred 6n the evening of the 14th, when Miss Vesta Martin was married to Cobb Morehead. Mrs. Morehead as Miss Martin was popu lar, and justly so, on account of her beauty and many loving traits of character. She is the eldest daughter of C. G. Martin, who is one of the most successful farmers In this com munity. The groom ls a young man of great promise-Steady, moral and industrious. The -?arrlage ceremony was performed by ?.ev. Farmer Sto vall, of Franklin county, Georgia. After congratulations the guests were Invited to supper, which would bc difficult to describe, as the table was loaded with delicacies and substan tials galore. The bride's cake was beautiful. Mr. and Mrs. Morehead have the best wishes of the entire community. L. If you are suffering from bilious ness, constipation, indigestion, chron ic headache, Invest one cent In a postal card, send to Chamberlain Medicine Co., Des Moines, Iowa, with your name and address plainly on the back, and they will forward you a free sampio or Chamberlain's Sto mach 'and Liver Tablets. Sold by The Seneca Pharmacy; L. C. Martin, Clemson College. Congres* Adjourns. Washington, Dec. 21-Roth houses of Congress adjourned to-day for a holiday recess until January 4th. The name of E. F. Cochran was sent to the senate yesterday for re appointment as distriot attorney for! South Carolina. It ls thought here that he will be reappointed, though there is some opposition to him. The matter cannot be decided, how ever, until after Congress reassem bles in January. LOCAL MATTERS ABOUT SENECA Not tn the Controversy Bustuess Locals-Holiday Visitors. Seneca, %Dec. 20.-Special: Mrs. Frank Martin and "hildren, of Green ville, spent several days in Seneca the past week. Frank Harper ls at home for the holidays. Miss Hannah Brown and. Miss Lu cile Hamilton, students of Chicora College, arrived on Saturday and will spend the holidays with their par ents. Miss Marguerite Adams, who hos been at Elizabeth College the past session, is at home for the holidays. Miss Mary Earle reached Seneca Friday ne. her way to her home at Beaverdam. where she will spend the Christmas vacation. Filen Lowery, who has been at school in Atlanta, is at home for Christmas. The friends of Miss Carol Hern don regret to know of her illness from pneumonia. Charley Harper will arrive Wed nesday from the University, and will spend the holidays in Seneca. Mrs. T. E. Stribllng and Miss Ver na Striating will spend Wednesday in Greenville. Mrs. F. M. Cary, Miss Helen Cary and Miss Esther spent last Friday in Greenville and saw '"Polly of the Cir cus." Harry Cary, of Walhalla, spent Sunday here. Misses Henrietta and Pearle Ver- | uer. of Richland, spent Saturday in [ Seneca. Miss Clara V. McCarey entertained j a large number of her friends at a i birthday party Monday afternoon, j Games were played, and at the close of the festivities, a delicious luncheon I was served. The Seneca Dancing Club bas Is-1 sued invitations to a german to be ! given on Tuesday night, the 28th. j J. K. Livingston, of Cordele, Ga., spent several days Hie past week , with relatives here. Rev. M. R. Kirkpatrick and daughters. Misses M innis and Ethel, ; will spend Christmas week at David son College, where they go to wit ness the marriage of a relative. j Miss Margie Holland will spend ! the holidays with her homefolks in : Covington, Ga. Miss Macie Sitton returned Mon day from a visit to relatives in Bir mingham. lt is said that Seneca will have a new brm .January 1st. Mrs. W. D. Holland leaves to-day for Charlotte, where she will spend the holidays. Mr. Holland, will join ber on Christmas eve. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hunter and daughters, Misses Carrie, Sue Ellen and Nina, will ieave on Christmas day for Greenville, where they will spend the week-end. Miss Sarah Neill, an attractive young lady of Greenville, will spend several days during Christmas with Miss Verna Stribllng. The friends of Mrs. C. B. Smith, of Washington, Ga., will be pleased to learn that she will spend Christ mas In Seneca. Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Moore, of Ninety-Six, spent several days here last week. In the long number of years in which this correspondent has been associated with The Courier and other papers, she has never engaged in a newspaper controversy and does not intend at this late day to "take up new tricks." If anybody is Inter ested enough In the doings of the Civic Association during the three years in which she was Its secretary they can read the minutes, (which are some of them interesting read ing, too!) and will find that the sec retary was present ut every meeting held In that time. It Is not the duty of the secretary, as we understand It, to call meetings, regular or other wise. And as for Cupid's interfer ence in the matter, we suppose a poor excuse ls better than none. The snme excuse, however, didn't keep the same fair brides f. om regular at tendance upon the meetings of other organizations. Mrs. M. W. Coleman is in Seneca. Eggs and butter are avarce and high. To-night Miss Carrie Hunter will give a music recital by her pupils at her home here. The large class has been thoroughly drilled and will doubtless reflect credit upon them selves and their capable teacher. News was received here a few days ago of the critical illness of Cliff Fincannon. Later news, howev.r, says he ls greatly improved. Miss Lillian Caldwell is with rela tives in Texas for the winter. The ordination and Installation of deacons at the Presbyterian church last Sabbath was a most Interesting service, the pastor preaching a strong sermon appropriate to the occasion. J. W. Byrd and C. N. Gignilllat were ordained and installed. W. K. Liv ingston having been previously or dained, he ss 's Installed. We be lieve there are few communities where three such sterling business characters can be found in one con gregation. The pastor congratulated them upon coming into a business organization which had been emi nently successful, which was speak ing volumes for the management of the church's finances hitherto. Wishing for The Courier and its readers, particularly those who are now far from their old beats, many of whom we have in mind just now, NEWS FROM WESTMINSTER. School Oiri? ?uti Roys Coining In for eli? Istiims Holidays-Other New?. Westminster, Dec. 21. - Special: .Mis. M. E. Peabody and Frank Hall have gone to South Georgia to spend several weeks with relatives. Mrs. F. M. Cross and sou Julian have returned from a week's visit at Buford and Toccoa, Ga. T. B. Russell, who attends North Georgia Agricultural College at Dah lonega, ls' employed at McGee's Cash Store during the Christmas rush. Miss Lucile Zimmerman has re turned from a delightful visit to At lanta and Decatur. J. H. Taylor, ex-ugeut of the South ern here, came over from Greenville for a short visit last week. Kletner Tannery returns Thursday from Greenville. We are pleased to know thnt our young friend is one of the eleven of the whole student body of Fur mah University who were not absent from chapel exercises during the year. Misses Mary Sheldon nsd Helen Thompson, of Fair Play, were here last week. Rufus Brown ls at home from At lanta Dental College. Mrs. Arnold, of Seneca, ls visiting Miss Ida Jones. Miss Ethel Bruce, of Avalon, Is vis iting her cousin, Miss Margie Stab ling. Mrs. M. V. Strlbling, of Seneca, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. L'U'lbllng last week. Mr. and Mrs. Price, of Anderson, visited Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Hall re cently. Rev. and Mrs. F. G. Lavender will spend Christmas in Greenville. The public meeting ol the Calhoun Literary Society, which was held in the school auditorium Friday even ing, was Quite a success. Those on the program did their part well, showing careful preparation. The debate, "Resolved, That compulsory education be enforced," was the fea ture of the evening. The contestants bad put forth much effort In secur ing Information. Their compositions and delivery were excellent. The judges announced their decision In favor of the affirmative. They also decided on the two best debaters, who were Miss Augusta Smithson and Jameson Strlbling. Julian Arnold, of Fayetteville, Ca., ls visiting Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Peden. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Brockman leave Thursday to spend the holidays in Greenville and Greer. They con template attending the Southern ed ucational association in Charlotte. Albert Flynn, of Atlanta, was here last week to see his two children. Madge and Albert, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Simpson. The Westminster High School closes Wednesday for ten days' holi day. We wish each teacher and pu pil a happy Christmas and a glad New Year. Miss Maude Simpson will return Thursday from Columbia, where she is attending the College for Women. The following teachers leave for their respective homes Thursday: Miss Gussie Harper, Laurens; Miss Eva Martin, Cross Hill; Miss Lilla Martin, Donalds; Miss Winifred Dlehl, Rock Hill, and Prof. W. C. Taylor, Greer. Mrs. J. R. Garner and son James, of Lockhart, came Tuesday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Ter rell. Miss Myrl Pitts entertalsed a few friends Informally Thursday evening. Mrs. J. E. Barton, of Townvllle, ls visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Strlbling. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Moore are en tertaining a young man of very ten der age. Miss Vidalia Mullins, of Florida, ls visiting her sister, Mrs. J. H. Johns. The Robley Male Quartet enter tained a good audience in the school auditorium Monday evening. All were delighted with the program of quartettes and solos and clever Im personations. Miss Dora Haley, of Chlcora Col lege, Greenville, Is here for the holi days. Enoch Breazeale is visiting his grandparents on Conneross. Miss Annie Miller, who attends Lander College, Greenwood, is at horne for the Christmas season. Mrs. M. C. Barton and children. Chandler. Miriam and Strlbling, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Strlbling. Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Moore, of Ninety-six, visited friends here la.it week. S. Christmas Tree nt llepslhnh. There will be a Christmas tree at Hepslbah Baptist church on Christ mas day at 2.30 p. m. Everybody in vited to ome. Those who Intend putting at ythlng on the ti e will please have articles there for the committee to arrange at least by 12.30 o'clock. W. T. a merry Christmas and happy New Year, we bring to a close another cycle in the pleasant associations with The Courier and lt', manage ment. M. V. S. The peculiar properties of Cham berlain's Cough Remedy have been thoroughly tested during epidemics of influen?a, and when lt was taken In time we have not heard of a single case of pneumonia. Sold by J. W. Bell, Walhalla; C. W. Wickliffe, West Union. Tino :?;\VS FROM BOUNTY LAND. XV. H. Hugill, Quite 1)1-Looking Forward to Christmas. Bounty Land, Dee. 20.--Special: Despite the inclemency of the wea ther, children are looking forward to the coming of Santa Claus with the greatest of interest, and many of the fiarentg of the community are look ng forward to the home-coming of their absent children for the holi days. Misses Bertrand Perritt and Annie McMahan, of Rock Hill; Lalla Bal lenger, who ls teaching a mission school at Sunset, Picketts county; Cora Hubbard, of Spartanburg; Mar ion Coe. of Sterling, Colorado, and Edgar Shanklln, of Clemson, are all expected home In a few days. Rev. and Mrs. H. A. Knox and two j little sons, of Mayesvllle. are ex pected to spend the holidays nt the home of J. J. Ballenger. \V. H. Hughs has been quite un well for the past week, which news will be a source of regret to his many friends. T. B. Wyly ls working as a me chanic in the employ of the Southern Raliway Company, and is now locnt ed at Elberton, Ga. S. A. Davis, of Greenville, and Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Davis, who have re turned from their tour to Kloiidn, are at the home of J. J, Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Davis will leave to-day for a visit to relatives in Anderson. T. il. Hughs, of Blacksburg, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hughs, and other relatives at Rich land. . The new depot at Richland ls now open to the public and is quite neat ly and comfortably furnished. M. T. Hughs and family have moved to their recently purchased home near XValhalla. They will be greatly missed by their frlesds at Richland, who wish them every suc cess in their new home. ?J. J. Ballenger made a brief visit to friends in Pickens last week. He was accompanied by his daughter and son, Miss Myra and John, Jr. Rev. H. A. Knox, of Mayesvllle, will preach at Richland che-ch on the first Sunday In January. The pastor. Rev. G. M. Wilcox, will be In Elberton on that day. A well, which was recently dug on Malu street at Richland will prove quite a convenience to the public. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Foster have moved Into the house recently vacat ed by Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Hughs, and Mr. Berry, of Greenville, who pur chased the W. C. Foster farm, will move thereto In a few days. Mrs. Mattie Brown, who has been visiting relatives near Walhulla, ls again with her brother, R. M. Ran kin. Mrs. R. II. Smithson and daughter, Miss Laura Smithson, of Westmin ster, were guests of Mrs. Sallie Ol 111 son yesterday. Mr. Power and Miss Crouther, of Abbeville, who are.teaching at Rich land, and Miss Rigby, of Honen Path, who Is teaching nt Bounty Land, will leave Friday for o holi day visit to their respective homes. Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Hughs, of South Colon, visited at Richland yes terday. E. M. D. Negro Shot and Burned. Magnolia, Ala., Dec. 20.-Magno lia is quiet at 0 o'clock to-night, fol lowing a day of Intense excitement with much bitter feeling manifested between the whites and blacks of this community. Ernest Slade, one of four white men shot by Clinton Montgomery, a desperate negro, is fatally Injured, and his death, ex pected at any minute, may serve to further fan the flame of race hatred. Clinton Montgomery's charred body lies in the ruins of a small negro house, near the town, the work of a posse of citizens this afternoon. Brls ter and Shelly Montgomery, broth ers of the burned negro, barely es caped lynching early this morning, when the sheriff of Marengo county captured them and eluded the man hunters, taking them to the county jail at Linden. Practically every negro resident of Magnolia left here this afternoon. The whites are well armed. COOK DIDN'T GET TO THE POLE. Fraud Brand is Stam)>cd on the Ex plorer hy Danish Scientists. Copenhagen, Dec. 21-The Univer sity of Copenhagen, the first Institu tion of learning to recognize Dr. F. A. Cook as the discoverer of the North Pole, declared solemnly to-day that the explorer had failed to estab lish the claim upon which his high honors had been based. Thc committee appointed by tho university to examine Cook's papers recently reported its findings to the consistory, which reviewed the de ductions of the experts with the greatest care, and discussed the find ings from every standpoint. That both the committee and consistory agreed was goon discovered. The consistory met to-day and ad opted a written rejiort to the effect that the records submitted for exam ination by Dr. Cook failed to prove his claim that he had reached the North Pole. A well known lawyer declared one day at a dinner that the biggest thing he ever had done was to cross-exam ine a man until he did not know vhether he was married or not. REPORTS ON COTTON CROP. K?tlinate? Ginning to December tilth at 9,802,2142 Bales. Washington, Dec. 20.-The census bureau reports 9,362,222 bales of cotton ginned from the growth of 1909 to December 3 3. This com pares with 11,900,566 bales for 1908. The proportion ot the crop ginned to December 18, 1909, is 90.9 per cent of the orop on the same date of 1908. Round bales included this year are 139,967, compared with 215,059 for 1908; sea island 85,184 bales for 1909, 80,316 in 1908. South Caroltua reports 1,066,058 bales ginned in 1909 against 1,134, 183 in 1908. ECHOES PROM THE CONVENTION "Observer" Draws Lesson from Re in) i-f of Recent ?State Meeting. Dr. L. M. Roper spoke on tho question, "Are the Churches Men aced by Worldliness?" as signifying the predominance of secular alma and secular pursuits; or, as denoting thu dominance of the passion for the obtaining and the enjoying of tem poral benefits and pleasures. He de clared the churches are not menaced by open vileness and sin, but there is n peril overhanging thom, and that passion for temporal possessions aud pleasures will destroy the spiritual life. Dr. Roper read scriptural pas sages showing that Christians are to be separate from the world and the things of the world. This is neces sary If the believer ls to bo loyal to Christ. Dr. Roper declared, based upon his own experience as a pastor, that a woman who attends card par ties, a young person who dances, a church member who attends the the atre-any and all such will turn the back upon tho prayer meeting for one of these worldly amusements. Separation from the things of the world ls necessary In order to fellow ship with Cod. There are no happy Christians who Indulge in worldly amusements. Thin separation is necessary In order to Christian use fulness. A devotee of the worli*. can not be useful in promoting Christ's kingdom on the earth. Dr. Roper' said that in his experience he had never known a single case where a card-playing, or dunclng, or theatre going church member had brought a sinner to Christ. The remedy for the peril is to preach in tenderness and love for more personal consecration; also raise the standard of church membership higher. Rev. E. S. Reaves followed Dr. Roper's vigorous speech with a well prepared and thoughtful paper on the same subject. Rev. J. D. Huggins offered the fol lowing resolution, which was adopt ed: "Resolved, That in our earnest and prayerful judgment theatre-go ing, card-playing. In clubs and par ties, modern dancing, speculation in cotton futures and other kindred things are inconsistent for Christians, harmful to their spiritual life and destructive of their influence In the world." The above is from the Baptist Cou rier and part of the report of the Baptist State Convention, which re cently met Iii Anderson. The mem bers of this convention aro com posed of men of intellect and conse cration. They are not fanatics on any subject. Now when men of pro found wisdom decide that the above pleasures (so-called) are positively harmful, please let me ask the young people who ore planning their Christ mas amusements to stop and think for a few moments. ., Life is too short to waste your time and money In this way. Look around and see if you cannot put your money to better use than hand ing out dollars for tickets to some sort of doubtful "show"; dollars for jugs and bottles of wine and other s"ong drink; dollars for the privl le,,.! of exercising your heels ou a waxed floor. Those who, in any way, aid our young people to perform the modern dance will be held responsi ble for the downfall of many of our young boys and girls, and they will be called upon to account for these sins when they appear before the "Oreat White Throne." Observer. ChristmnH Tree nt Rock Springs. There will be a Christmas tree given for the children of the Rock Springs Sunday school on the 24th instant at 4 o'clock. There will also be several addresses appropriate to the occasion. The public is cordially Invited. Card of Thanks. I desire to thank my friends and neighbors for kindnesses showu rae during the recent illness and death of my mother. Their many kind acts and deeds will be gratefully remem bered. A. H. Land. Westminster, R. F. D. Stung for IS Tears hy indigestion's pangs-trying many doctors and 9200 worth of medicine In vain, B. F. Ayscue, of Ingleside, N. C., at last used Dr. King's New Life PillB> and writes they wholly cured him. They cure cr^tlpation, biliousness, sick headache, stomach, liver, kidney and bowel troubles. 25c. at all druggists.