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Labor is Power !
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That ten dollars represents a week of your life
work. You are a week older, and as the weeks/
mprtths and years go by your strength is gradually
exhausted; you have put your strength into dollars.
What nave you done with these dollars? Have
you spent them as fast as you earned them? If you
nave, you are poor indeed; but if you have spent only
Kt^??a^of-the dollars^and kept some of them, you have
in these dollars stored up energy and strength to
provide for you in your ola age.
How much better still is your position if you have
put these saved dollars to work for you !
A good way to do this is to deposit them in some
good, strong bank.
Tho Westminster Bank,
Westminster, O.?
is a good place to ptit these dollars.
President. Cashier.
J. M. NORRIS. Assistant Cashier.
.w. fj
Eminent Phyisicinn Dead.
New York, Dec. 2.-Dr. Edward
Curtis, brother of the late George
William Curtis, is dead at his homo
here, aged 74 years. For moro than
forty years he had held a placo In
tho front rank of physicians and sci
entists in this country. Together
with Dr. Woodward, of the surgeon
general's staff, bo performed tho au
topsy on the body of President Lin
coln. He was a graduate of Harvard
and tho University of Pennsylvania.
Dig Benr Killed Nenr Charleston.
Charleston, Nov. 30.-Heil Hole
Swamj), near Charleston, In Berkeley
county, springs Into fame by provid
ing for the guns of a party of local
sportsmen tho biggest black boar
ever beard of in those parts. The
beast, killed by buckshot, weighed
6 4 5 pounds.
If you are troubled with chronic
constipation, the mild and gentle ef
fect of Chamberlain's Tablets makes
them especially suited to your case.
For salo by all dealers. adv.
The Woman Makes the Home
She makes it best who, looking after the
culinary d?partaient, turns her back resolute
ly upon unhealthful, or even suspicious, food
accessories. She is economical; she knows
that true economy does not consist in the use
of inferior meat, flour, or baking powder. She
is an earnest advocate of home made, home
baked food, and has proved the truth of the
statements of the experts that the best cook
ing in the world today is done with Royal
Baking Powder.
Session Held in Anderson-Matters
of Interest Day by Day.
A n der no ii, Nov. 27.-The formal
organization of tho South Carolina
Methodist Conference was effected
this morning in "St. John's church.'
Bishop John C. Kllgo, who was last
year's president, was in the chair.
Tho Dlshop, following the lohg es
tablished custom of tho ohurch, ad
ministered the Sacrament of the'
Lord's Supper. Ho was assisted by
Revs. C. B. Smith, S. A. Weber, R.
R. Dagnnll and J. B. Tray wick.
Rev. E. O. Watson, D. D., for
years tue efficient secretary of the
body, was again elected. Dr. Wat
son ls assisted by Revs. W. L. Wait
and A. E. Holler. Rev. R. E. Tnr
nipseed is again in charge of statis
tical mutters, having to assist him
Revs. R. D. Turnlpseed, J. H. Noland,
S. O. Cantye, W. H. Beckham and J.
R. T. Major.
The hours for daly sessions were
fixed at 9.30 and 1 o'clock. Bishop
Kllgo bas a high estimate of the
worth of time and got down ta busi
ness promptly.
Rev. A. J. Catt th on Introduced a
resolution , looking to a radical
change In tho management of The
Southern Christian Advocate, The
consideration of this resolution was
made a special order for 10 o'clock
The twenty-second question, -relat
ing to the character of tho preachers,
WHS called, and the character of the
presiding elders was passed. The
Bishop, in hearing reports from the
presiding elders, put emphasis ou
spiritual results, declaring that he
wanted to know not how much
money had been collected, but how
many souls had been saved. & ?
Dr. John O. Willson introduced a
resolution Axing an hour for a
Thanksgiving sermon to-morrow'tand
requesting Bishop Kllgo to preach
the sermon. vs.
Rev. S. ?. Weber, D. D., hading
been a member of the conforenceitfor
fifty years, was asked to preach&tp.
the conference at 12 o'clock In cele
bration of his semi-centennial.
The Bishop met the presiding .'?$?'
ders to begin the task of arranging'
appointments for tho- coming year.
'Several prominent ministers will be
lost to tho conference. Dr. E. ?.
Watson, for years a leading man,
will retiro to establish an industrial
school at Conway. Rev. S. A. Donn
hoe, pastor at St. John's church, this
city, bas been transferred to the Vir
ginia Conference and stationed at
Second Day's Session.
Anderson, Nov. 28.-The event of
to-day In tho Methodist Conference
was the Thanksgiving sermon preach
ed .jy Bishop Kllgo to an immense
congregation. The Bishop preached
a notable sermon, using the 14tb an 1
15th verses of the 1st chapter of
Colossians as a text. Ho met fully
the high expectations of the great
crowd that attended.
The business matter that prom
ised lively debate and excited the
keenest interest was tb? resolution,
introduced yesterday by Rev. A. J.
Cauthen, relating to the management
of Tho Southern Christian Advocate.
The resolution, on motion of Rev.
J. O. Willson, was deferred until to
Ministers to Retire.
A matter or interest to many
throughout the State is the retire
ment of active ministers to the su
perannuate and supernumerary rela
tions. Among those who will retire
this year aro the following:
Rev. J. B. Wilson will superannu
ate. Mr. Wilson for years bas been
one of the strong men of the confer
ence. For yenr8 he was a presiding
elder and was looked upen as a
preacher of exceptional force.
Rev. A. T. Dunlap, of Latta, will
take a superannuate relation, his
health having entirely failed.
Rev. A. B. Williams, another vete
ran preacher, will retire, and Rov.
E. A. Wayne, of Summerville, ls ano
ther of the Hst.
Rev. Thos. J. Clyde, one of the best
known of Methodist preachers, and
of long service, ls too feeble to take
further work and was superannuated.
Bishop Kllgo stopped al the call of
this name and paid a touching trib
ute to Mr. Clyde. He was tho senior
pastor of the first chargo to which
the Bishop was assigned, and to him;
the Bishop declared, be owod a great
debt of gratitude for tho help and in
spiration he received from the aged
preacher. Mr. Clyde was loved of all
Methodists and bis retirement will
be deplored.
The passage of character of minis
ters was completed, no charges being
preferred against any one.
Tho Third ?ny.
Anderson, Nov. 20.-Tho Southern
Christian Advocate question got be
fore the Methodist Conference this
morning at 10 o'clock as a special
order. It bas been tho matter of
greatest Interest boforo tho confer
ence, and it was expected to provoke
debate. Expectations were realized
and for a time tho debate waxed ra
ther warm. ?
Rev. A. J. Cauthen, who Introduc
ed the original resolution on the Ad
vocate matter, withdrew lt, explain
ing that sonw misunderstood Its pur
pose as being directed against per
sons. He denied attacking persons,
and declared that it was a matter ol
Upon ' withdrawing tho resolution
Mr. Cauthen nominated thu followinp
Advocate board: W. B. Wharton, D
}Leod, A. N. Bruson, S. O. Can
: L. Glenn, L. S. Welling, A. M.
j John 0. Willson offerod an
huent, -which named tho fol
?*-board, the one now In power:
JMeadors, W. A. Massabeau,
fC. Hodges, Marlon Dargan, J.
Inmel, R. A. Child, J. Fuller
Cauthen led the debate in sup
the committee which he had
ted. He declared that he held
onal enmity toward the p res
arc?, but thought a new board
I J. O. Willson spoke at length
' port pf tho present board,
g the several members as capa
d experienced. He spoko in
bernis of Rev. S. A. Nettles, the
and urged tho conference to
? them. Revs. J. M. Stead
?jf?HraV^ W?lling, L. F. Beaty and
J.B^JTraywick discussed the aues
ti?raat?Dr. W?lling advocatlug a
<yote was decisive and the old
boaid/wAvas re-elected; This settles
thc'^ftljestlon finally.
/following were elected dea
;M. C. Lathan, Elzle Myers, J.
n, G. K. Way.
^following were elected to eld
ifders: J. H. Browne, S. T. D.
Jd, J. K. Whitlock, E. A. Wayte.
jfhjuilmous for Rock Hill.
! "Conference of 1913 will meet
jk Hill. That city was chosen
[times Cannon, of Virginia, was
jced and he represented the
rti Assembly Enterprise. This
pnt contemplates a mountain
" R for Methodists similar to
, N. C., the Presbyterian in
?KQ Meeting* Saturday,
k'r?ion, Nov. 30.-Tho minute
fjS;'qf the Methodist conferonce
stj?tically completed t?-day. The
tmohts are expected not later
Jonday morning.
y[V .G.. Herbert, for tho com
.teniperanco, In bis last re
r^Q\nnit>nd'd thc endorsement
fr^SPiW KeiVyon-Sheiipard bili, now
hefiwe> thev United States Senate and
Howe, ; regulating tho lnter-state
comme;c4Uiquor trade, pledging the
Suppj.'J^jft^^ho conference to Senator
How,, ,!>n;< CarlJs.lo in his effort to
h-aV?'?- law enacted 'afr''the next ses
sion of the Legislature submitting the
question of prohibition to the people
of the State, to be voted on in Au
gust, 1913, and the reappointment of
Rev. J. L. Harley as superintendent
of the Anti-Saloon League.
Tho Tidal Class.
The bishop called question ono,
"Who aro admitted on trial?" They
are: John Edward Cook, William
Paschal! Meadors, Jr., Darling Earle
Jeffcoat, David Norris, Busbeo Till
man, Aristotle Shealy, Robert Haw
thorne Lupo, William Butler Gar
rett, William Louis Milliken, Miller
Murray McLcndon, Robert Frederick
Morris, Jos. Benj. Prosser, George
Allen Teasley, John David Holler, J.
Boyce Mnhaffoy, William F. Gault,
Bonj. Gregg Vaughan. This class is
the largest received In several years,
and the conference rejoices over the
fact that Cod ls calling more men to
this enterprise of preaching the Gos
Superannuate. Relation.
On motion of Rev. C. B. Smith the
name of Rev. W. T. Duncan wa? re
ferred for the superannuate relation.
Rev. W. A. Massebeau moved the
reference of Rev. W. B. Baker's name
for tho same relation.
Bishop Kllgo called tho question:
"Who aro tho deacons of ono year?"
This class comprises A. D. Betts, E.
K. Hardin, E. R. Mason, E. L. Mc
Coy, J. A. McGraw, P. K. Rhoad, G.
T. Rhoad, J. P. Simpson, J. L. Sin
gleton, H. L. Powell. Tho last nam
ed bas been transferred to Cuba.
Bishop Kllgo asked an Interest in
the prayers of the conference that he
might bo guided and sustained in his
work of making the appointments.
Ho said that be was awake until af
ter midnight last night looking over
tho records of charges and thinking
of tho men who were to serve them
next year. Rov. A. E. Holler sug
gested that prayer be offered now,
and the bishop requested Dr. Willson
to load the prayers of the conferonce.
As ho referred feelingly to the su
perannuated preachers, Dr. Willson
was greeted with a chorus of
"amens," and when the bishop arose
from his knees his eyes were stream
ing with tears. The benediction was
pronounced by Rev. R. D. Smart, of
Virginia, a former member of this
conference, who addressed the con
forence briefly with words of greet
ing and of love.
Appointments hy District*!.
Tho appointments for tho year
1913 wero read Monday afternoon.
They aro given below in full:
Anderson District.
Presiding Elder-C. B, Smith.
St. John's, J. W. Speake; Orrville,
J. Pi Simpson; Bethel. J. W. Neely;
Antrovllle, P. K. Rhoad; Calhoun
Falls,-; Clemson, P. A. Murray;
Central, A. V. Harbin; Honea Path,
3. T. Blackman; Lowndesvllle, J, C.
Chandler; McCormick, P. B. Ingra*
ham; Pelzer, A. Sassard; Pendleton,
N. G. Ballonger; Starr and Iva, J. L.
Singleton; Townvlllc, W. S. Meyers;
Walhalla, J. P. Inabinet; Walhalla
Circuit, J. M. Lawson; Westminster,
M. M. Brooks; Willlamston and Bol
ton, J. L. Stokes; WlUianiston Cir
cuit, J. I). Burnett.
(Continued on Fourth Pago.)
Passed Away Last Saturday from
Sudden Attack of llcnrt Fullure.
Bounty Land, Doc. 3.-Special:
Never has this community received
such a shock ns on Saturday, Novem
ber 30, when the news of the sudden
death of John Birdsey Pickett was
heralded, like an electric current,
from home to home, enveloping tho
entiro community in a cloud of deep
Mr. Picket was In his 71st year,
and had been in declining health for
several years, having suffered from
heart trouble, but was in lils usual
good spirits on Saturday morning,
and about ll o'clock was hauling
some wood, and was within about
IBO yards of his homo when death,
due to heart failure, came. It ls
supposed that he had some pre
monition of his death and stopped
his horse, as tho animal was stand
ing perfectly still, while Mr. Pickett's
body was lying partly across the
shafts, with one arm over the front
gate of the wagon. He had proba
bly been dead not more than ten
minutes when found. It was at
first thought that ho had fallen on
the wagon wheel and had only re
ceived Injuries from the fall, and
Dr. E. C. Doyle was at once sum
moned, but the awful reality was.
soon revealed, and thus was taken
from tho shores of time to the realms
of a glorious eternity one oi the
most exemplary characters the com .
munlty has ever known. In his
death his family sustains the loss of
an affectionate husband, father and
grandfather-one who was ever
mindful of the pleasure and happi
ness of his household. The commu
nity loses a kind and beneficent
neighbor, friend and counsellor,
whose generosity In time of need
knew no bounds except the limita
tion of Ms possession; and especial
ly where the hand of affliction rest
ed on a fellow-being would his over
flowing, sympathetic heart go out In
kindly effort to relieve. In his home
he was genial, hospitable and enter
taining. Having lived a near neigh
bor for the past 22 years, the writer
keenly feels the loss of a personal
Mr. Pickett was a'ruling elder in
tho .Richland d*resbyte>iau^H^
where his plac? was'seldom vacant,
and where his absence will long be
noted and felt with regret.
He was a zealous and enthusiastic
member of the Farmers' Union, in
which order his influence will he
greatly missed. The county loses in
the death of Mr. Pickett one of her
most valuablo citizens, and, the
State a valiant, veteran of the Lost
From a piece of family history we
copy - brief sketch of his life:
"John Birdsey Pickett, the fourth
son of John and Harriet Howell
Pickett, was born in Knoxville,
Tenn., January ll, 1X42. He served
in tho Confederate army during the
entire four years of the war; was
first In Company I, 26th Tennessee
Infantry, under Gen. Buckner's com
mand. Capt. B? F. Welker, Col. John
Billard. He served there until the
battle of Fort Donaldson, where he
was captured and token to Camp
Morton, Indianapolis, Ind., where he
remained for several months. Ile was
then taken to Vicksburg, Miss.,
where he was exchanged, returning
to East Tennessee, and was trans
ferred to Company A, 16th Tennes
see Cavalry, under Capt. W. C. Eb
lln, Bucker's Legion, Pilgram's Bri
gade. Hero he remained four
months, and was then transferred to
Fort Delaware, where he remained
thirteen months, being then sent
through on parolo to Richmond, Va.,
where be remained until the sur
John B. Pickett and Martha Cor
nelia McFall, daughter of Capt. and
Mrs. Samuel R. MeFall, were married
in Walhalla on February 17, 1869,
and unto them were born flvo sons
and three daughters, whose names
are as follows: John Sam and Ern
est Hunter Pickett. Atlanta, Ga.;
Harry McFall Pickett, Greenville;
.lames Edwin Pickett, Norfolk, Va.;
Prank Leslie Pickett, Rockingham,
N. C.; Mrs. Hattie Pickett Milam,
Sandy Springs, and Mesdames Cor
nelia and Birdsey Pickett W vht, of
tit's community.
Mr. Pickett with his family, which
al the time ( 1 873) consisted of his
wife and two children, -moved to
Coosa county, Alabama, where they
lived until the latter part of 1877.
moving thence to this community,
where they have since resided, nu
unbroken family until his death.
All bis children were present to
attend his funeral except J. E. Pick
ett, of Norfolk, Va., who, wo regret
to learn, was providentially detained
on account of the extreme Illness of
lils wife.
The remains of the deceased wcro
interred in the Richland cemetery at
3 o'clock Sunday, thc 1st, services
being conducted bv tho pastor, Rev.
F. D. Vaughn.
Those of the relatives from a dist
ance who attended the funeral, be
sides tiie children, were: Mr. and
Mrs. Basil Wakefield, Greensboro,
Go.; John F. Rogers, Greenville;
Mrs. Carl Myers, Oak way; Miss
Julia Rogers, Greenville; Mrs. Ra
chael Auld, Elberton, (Ja.; Mrs. A. C.
Mallenger and Mrs. Sallie Gilmor,
Seneca; Mack Milam, Kandy Springs;
Mrs. H. M. Pickett, Oreenvillo; Mr.
and Mrs. W. P. Reid and daughter,
Miss Mary Julia, of Seneca.
Tho sympathies of a host of friends
aro extended to tho bereaved In this
Honored Citizen Passed Away After
Drlof Illness-Loral Nows.
Seneca, Doc. 3.-Special: Capt.
James T. Reid died at his home on
Keowee River last Friday, after an
illness of only a f?w days with pneu- '
monia. Mr. Reid had been, during a
long and useful life, prominently
identified with church work, being a
staunch Presbyterian, and an elder
in Fairview church. He was mar
ried twice, his last wife bel?g Miss
Caroline Strlbllng. To the last un
ion wore born four children-Sam
uel, George, Lizzie (Mrs Jas. Webb)
and Mamie (Mrs. Ashmore), deceas
ed. One son (William), by a for
mer marriage, lives at Chappells. To
the family ls extended the sympathy
of many friends. The red?ales wore
interred at Mountain View cemetery,
after services conducted by the pas
tor, Rev. M. R. Kirkpatrick. Capt.
Reid was 82 years of age.
Last Thursday being Thanksgiv
ing there was no regular meeting ar
ranged for the Once-a-Weok Club.
The president, Mrs. L. W. Vernor,
however, entertained the members et
a social meeting in honor of her
friend, Mrs. Wm. Neill, a former
member, who was the house guest of
Mrs. Vernor during tho paBt week.
The hostess Introduced a clever plan
of entertainment, among other
charming features being a contest In
which tho guests were requested to
write greetings to the honoree in
verse. The result was a collection
o? many bright plays of wit and hu
mor, each rhyme ringing with hearty
sentiment upon the return of a for
mer popular member of tho club.
The guests honored the occasion
with their best gowns, the honoree
appearing In a handsome crepe de
chine, with corsage bouquet of
crochet ' roses. A delightful salad
course was served at the olose of the
. Remember the bazaar-December
6th and 7th.
Mrs. L. R. VanDiviere, of Savan
nah, has been visiting Mrs. C, V.
McCarey this week.
Ben Lee Hamilton is at homo for
a few days on a sick furlough.
Thanksgiving... passed off .very
quietly - here, there being no services
hW.?ivy- .of.>th?' cht?t?fi?s';
The snow last week" is said to bo
the first as early aB Thanksgiving in
many years.
A game of basket ball was played
at the Seneca Cotton Mill on Friday
afternoon between tho 7th and 8th
grades of tho Seneca High School.
The seventh grade was victorious. In
connection with this the cotton mill
school held Interesting exercises ap
propriate to Thanksgiving.
What promised to be a serious fire
was aborted on last Saturday after
noon by the most heroic work that
has possibly ever been seen hero.
About 5 o'clock the second story of
the Seneca Hardware Company was
found to be In flames, and it was
thought this building, with several ;
adjoining, would be lost. Tho build
ing being brick, with tin front, tho
draft was cut off, and the flames
therefore were fed slowly. A hy
drant was near and with two bose
steady streams were played on the
Inside of the walls with splendid re
sults. The large stock of hardware
was Injured in moving it out, and
the loss from this and injury to tho
building will be considerable.
News of the death of John B. Pick
ett was received here with genuine
regret. Mr. Pickett was in town on
Friday, seemingly in perfect health,
and the news of bis sudden death on
Saturday came as a shock. The sym
pathy of many friends ls felt for the
bereaved family.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Neill and
daughter Alice returned to their
home at Danville Sunday last, after
a visit of several days to friends
Miss Florence Reid spent Thanks
giving with Miss Margaret Morrison
at Clemson.
S. D. Cherry spent Thanksgiving
Mrs. J. lt. Wade died at ber resi
dence here last. Saturday morning
after a lingering illness. The sym
pathy of the community is felt for
the grief-stricken family.
Miss Verna Strlbllng will return
on Tuesday from Anderson, where
she has vecn vlsi"').": her iriohd,
Miss Bessie Sharpe, whoso wedding
occurs Tuesday at noon. The bri
dal couple will come to Seneca In an
automobile and will board No. 38 for
an extended wedding trip North.
We call the attention of the pub
lic again to the bazaar, which will
bo held next Friday and Saturday.
Carey's warehouse has been secured
by the ladles and will be attractively
decorated for tho occasion. The .late
is set early so as to give holiday
shoppers RU opportunity to buy
Christmas presents at reasonable
l?ricos. Fancy articles, useful arti
cles and candles will bo sold. Light
refreshments will also bo sold, con
sisting of sandwiches, coffee and
chocolate. Don't forget tho date -
Friday and Saturday, tho 6th and
7 th.
When you have a bilious attack
give Chamberlain's Tablets a trial.
They aro excellent. For salo by all
doalors. , ft'lv.
sad affliction, and may they recolvo
comfort from Him who has promised
that all things shall work togothor
for good to them who are In Christ

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