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New Sortee No. 007.-Volume LXV.-No. 1.
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Thc semi-annual display of high class Spring and
Summer suitings by
Thc Globe Tailoring Company
will bc given at our establishment on
Make this one of your positive engagements?
Call and make your selection and be measured by an
Orders taken for immediate or future delivery
woolens will be shown in full length drapes.
Walhalla, S. C.
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Money is Power !
Labor is Power !
You work a week for $?0?00?
That ten dollars represents a week of your life
work. You are a week older, and as the weeks,
months and years go by your strength is gradually
exhausted; you have put your strength into dollars.
What nave you done with these dollars? Have
ou spent them as fast as you earned them? If you
ve, you are poor indeed; but if you have spent only
Jfeft? of-th? -dollars and kept some of them? ypu have |,^|
in these dollars stored up energy and strength to
provide for you in your old 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.
The Westminster Bank,
Westminster, O-,
is a good place to put these dollars.
President. Cashier.
J. M. NORRIS, Assistant Cashier.
Lost Ala?m> Martyr at Rest.
Washington, Dec. 28.-With full
military honors, another unknown,
the last of the Maine dead, has been
lold to rest In the Spanish war Sec
tio? pf Arlington National Cemetery.
Almost fifteen *years after the blow
ing up of the battleship m Havana
harbor, and many months after the
other victims of the tragedy were
followed to their graves by a mourn
ing nation, the bones of still another
victim were discovered In the bow
of the wrecked warship. When the
Maine was destroyed the bow was
torn off and lay separately In the
harbor after the hull was towed to
her sea burial nearly a year agc.
Havannah Tot Falls 40 Feet.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 29.-Ruth
Heise, aged 8, was plyaing on top of
the grand stand of the Grand Prize
automobile race course to-day, when
she fell 40 feet to the ground. Alarm
ed by screams of her playmates some
men rushed to the spot and found the
child unconscious. Taken home the
child recovered and to-night ls again
at play. She was not Injured.
Persons troubled with partial pa
ralysis are often very much benefited
by massaging the affected parts thor
oughly when applying Chamberlain's
Liniment. This liniment also re
lieves rheumatic pains. For sale by
all dealers. adv.
.Cooking under modem methods and con* ^
yveniences is made so attractive the whole
'family is becoming interested.
"These biscuits are delicious; this cake is
?excellent," says the father? " I made them/*
Mays the daughter, and both father and J
' daughter beam with pleasure, ^
f Royal Baking Powder has made tame*]
(baking a success, a pleasure and a profit? and j
the best cooking today the world over
done with its aid?
125,000 Wnlk Out in New Yoi* Ciuy>
4,000 Shops Deserted.
Now York, Dec. 30.-Men and wo
men garment workers, estimated to
number 125,000, went on strike in
New York to-day, tying up approxi
mately 4,000 factories. They de
mand higher pay and better working
Mass meetings of tho strikers be
gan as early as 4 a. m., and at day
light, in a drizzling rain, picket
squads of twelve had been posted at
all the factories affected. In each
squad were at least two women.
Forty-five halls throughout the
city have been engaged by the strik
ers for gathering places. Violence
has been discountenanced by the
leaders and the walkout was peace
Pickets were ordered to report In
the several districts as early as 5
o'clock this morning to distribute
proclamations printed in several lan
guages, explaining the purpose of the
The strike ls confined at present to
the makers of men's and boys' cloth
ing. Of the 125,000 workers in this
industry there are aoout 40,000 wo
men. It was declared to-day, how
ever, that the Ladies' Garment Work
ers' Union also was organizing its
forces for the demand of an exten
sion to other branches of an agree
ment signed two years ago, and that
a strike of 70,000 more workers
would be called to enforce the de
The strike In the men's and boys'
clothin;* Industry alone, however, ls
the largest New York has experienced
in years.
The total value of the product of
men's and boys' clothing manufac
tured in New York yearly is estimat
ed at $350,000.000. It is the first
large strike In this branch of the in
dustry here.
An eight-hour day, 20 per cent In
crease In wages, with a minimum of
$10 a week for girls and $16 for men,
abolition of child labor and work in
the tenements, an? V.? features of the
strikers' demands. There have been
no organized negotiations with the
employers, as It is declared that they
refused to treat with the union. The
ke. was decided upuii by a vote In
cn! 40,000 of the workers 'partici
Possibilities of a spread of the
strike to other cities were featured
in statements by the leaders, but it
was declared that the tie-up in New
York would affect the country at
large. Four big sections of the city,
which have been thickly settled with
Jewish immigrants from Russia will
be the principal scenes of the strike.
If prolonged, the strike is expected
to cause distress to thousands of
tenement dwellers, a situation which
settlement workers and charitable or
ganizations have laid plans to meet.
Meeting Oooneo Farmers' Union.
The Oconee County Farmers' Un
ion is hereby called to meet at Blue
Ridge High School building on Satur
day, January 11th, 1913, at 10 a. m.
A full delegation from each local ls
requested, as this will be a very im
portant meeting. New officers will
be installed and plans for the coming
year will fc?;..-made.
~A. H. Ellison, President.
J. W. Alexander, Secretary.
These "Siamese" Twins Quarrel.
Holyoke, Mass., Dec. 28.-The ex
treme sympathetic unity that is the
rule between even ordinary twins has
not put in its appearance In the case
of the seven-months-old "Siamese
twin" daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John
|R. Gibbs. Mealtime ls proving an
inevitable bone of contention be
tween the united babies, for when
one is clamoring for the bottle the
other refuses to touch it, and even
tries to push her sister's meal out of
the crib. Also, when one twin is
sleepy the other Is always wide awake
and this sort of thing has put the
fond parents In a state of perplexity.
The twins' are fastened together at
tho hips, but otherwise are perfectly
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Farmc?-s; Union Meeting.
Bounty Land Union will meet on
Saturday, January 4th, 1913, at 10
o'clock a. m. AJI tb? brethren arc
urged to attend, as there Is Import
ant business to transact. Officers are
to be installed and delegates.to be
elected for county meeting. Don't
fail to come.
L. M. Smith, President.
J. H. Dendy, Secretary.
Painter I weaves House as Museum.
Paris, Dec. 28.-The will of the
late Fren eh battle painter, Edouard
Detain . leaves his residence as a
museum historical costumes. One
floor of house is to be devoted
entirely to uniforms of the French
army. D?taille also bequeathed $40,
000 for the reconstruction of* the
house so as to make it suitable for a
$100 Per Pl at o
was paid at a banquet to Henry Clay
In New Orleans In 184,2. Mighty
costly for those with stomach trou
ble or Indigestion. To-day people
everywhere use Dr. King's Naw Life
Pills for these troubler as well ns
liver, kidney and bowel disorders.
Easy, pafe, ture. Only 25c. ai all
druggists. adv.
Fcr^??wr Humped in Water Proves
v Disastrous to Fish.
Covington, Ga., Dec. 28.-Thirteen
canwbf a freight train on the Georgia
Railroad, from Atlanta to Augusta,
wen* through the Yellow river tren
t?o, four miles above Covington, late
yesterday afternoon. No one was
hurt. The engine ind one car of
mulei? remained on the trestle on one
sida.and the cabotire and three cars
remained on the o Vier. One car of
furniture, two of dcld, one of flour,
one ?f Irish potatoes and eight cars
of freight of various kinds are in the
river and practically a total loss The
cars -'ic torn to pleeea. Passengers,
mail, and express are being transtv r
red ffiyteanis in the employ of the rah
road. J
; Fish Die hy Hundreds.
(Atlanta Journal. )
T*o cars of the freight train
wrecked at yellow river trestle, 37
miles.east of Atlanta, on Friday, are
wedgbd in the woodwork of the tres
tle, wocking the line to Augusta.
The train consisted of a string of
many cars, and thirteen of this num
ber ;Were thrown from the tracks over
the driver. Four plunged into the
rivet. One of tho thirteen, which
was|ioaded with automobiles, was
thrown from one bank of the river to
the other and landed high and dry.
Another, with a cargo of sulphuric
acid.'dropped into tho water, and tho
great tank filled with acid burst and
spread the poison through the water
of the river. Hundreds of dead fish,
killed by the acid, have floated to the
surface and are being taken from the
.watev in great quantities. Physi
cians, however, are giving the warn
in that these fish are deadly poison.
Southern Railway and Allied Lines
inge to Help Farmer.
?hington, Dec. 30.-President
r, of the Southern Railway Com
in announcing to-day further
ly co-operation for the develop
jqf agriculture and horticulture,
efforts which the Southern
lpany and the companies
with it are making io en
courage diversified farming, we find
that the man who takes up the grow
ing of new crpps or the raising of live
Stock may be discouraged in his first
season by the failure to market his
products satisfactorily. We frequently
receive requests for information as
to marketing, and in some cases it
has come to our knowledge that per
ishable products have spoiled hecai ;e
producers did not know how to ma
?ke* them.
"Our companies, in pursuance of
their general policy of helpfulness,
have arranged to appoint, on January
1, four market agents to devdte all
of their time to collecting and giving
information as to markets, methods
of packing and shipping, l&te,, to pro
ducers who may seek their co-opera
tion in the territory traversed by the
lines of the Southern Railway, Ala
bama Great Southern Railroad, Au
gusta Southern Railroad, Blue Ridge
Railway, Cincinnati, New Orleans and
Texas Pacific Railway, Danville and
Western Railway, Georgia Southern
and Florida Railway, Mobile and
Ohio Railroad, Northern Alab_ ma
Railway, Southern Railway in Mis
sissippi, Tallulah Falls Raliway and
Virginia and Southwestern Railway.
The four market agents, who will re
port to the traffic department of the
companies, will be appointed as fol
"J. M. Seaborn, with headquarters
in Southern Railway office building,
Atlanta, Ga.; E. M. Lane, with head
quarters in Cincinnati, New Orleans
and Texas Pacific Railway general
freight offices, Cincinnati, Ohio; E.
L. Roblson, with headquarters Iq Mo
lt le and Ohio Railroad general
freight offices, dellerton building, St.
Louis, Mo.; M. M. Emmert, with
headquarters in Southern Railway of
fice building, 1,300 Pennsylvania ave
nue, Washington, D. C."
Death Calla Good Woman.
Westminster, R. F. D., Dec. 30.
Special; Mrs. Esther Carson died at
the home of her son, William Car
son, near Toxaway church, on Satur
day, Dcc^'uibei J?, aged YB years and
10 months. She was born and raised
in Jackson county, North Carolina,
and spent most of her long life there.
She moved to Oconee with her son in
1888. She was a Christian lady, and
joined the. Baptist church at tho age
of 17 years, and had been a consist
ent member ever since, holding her
membership at Holly Springs church
at the time of her death. She said
during her sickness she was ready
and waiting for her summons. She
was a lady of marked Intelligence,
and the writer was acquainted with
the family, spending many nights
there, and it was quite A treat to see
her gather her grandchildren round
and read good books to them and ex
plain to them. She leaves one son,
William Carson, and twelve grand
children-Mrs. Henry Shed and Mrs,
Wm. Shuttlesworth, of Howard, Ga.;
Viola, Garnett, Maggie, Clyde, lea
and Theodore Carson; Mrs? Clifton
Miller, Mrs. Mauldln Smith, Mrs
Wessle Burnside, of Anderson; Mrs.
Ed. Burnside, of Holly Springs. Her
body was laid to rest in Holly Springs?
cemetery in the presence of a large
concourse of friends and relatives to
await tho resurrection morn. S.
Dody Found After Several Days-?
Robbery Probably Motive.
Spartanburg, Dec. 28.-A broken
blind, rifled pocket? and a ransacked
trunk told tho only kiwwn ?tory of
what appears to be the murder of E.
D. Smoak, aged 60, a deaf mute,
whose body was found In his little
workshop, located about a^ halt mlle
from Cedar Springs Institute. The
discovery was made by a mute who
was sent by Capt. N. F. Walker to
the horne of Mr. Smoak with a mes
sage. The body was balanced across
a work bench and apparently had
been dead for a long time.
Th? last seen of the dead man was
on Sunday afternoon, when a negro
laborer on the farm of the deceased
talked with him in the mute code. It
> is customary, according to the tes
tily oily of his neighbors, that Mr.
. ak carried on his pers?n a con
siderable sum of money, dud this is
attributed as the impulse that led the
assassin to this heinous work. Every
lining in his trouser pockets was
pulled out, but whether any money
was secured could not bo made
In his inside coat pocket was found
$60, three bills of the $20 denomina
tion, and in his vest pocket was found
his wntch. Because the money
watch were not taken leads '.u the
conclusion that a negro was Ka assas^
sin, since negroes do not U!.e to han
dle dead bodies. No effo\t was made,
evidently, to turn the .nan over, thus
giving the guilty p?vty access to the
inside coat and v-"st pockets.
Sheriff Whit j and Coroner Turner
were notifica of the situation as it
was fouud, and upon advice, not a
move was made to touch the dead
Smoak had a son at Union, who
conducts a Job printing plant
Fearful Disaster in Seaboard Air
liine Shops at Hnmlet, N. C.
Hamlet, N. C., Dec. 28.-Nine men,
three white and six negroes, were
killed here to-day when a stationary
boiler at the Seaboard Air Line shops
exploded with terrific force. The
dead are Charles B. Utter, general
round-house foreman; WHliam Ut
ter, a bron.c: ; ii. O?SJ> elec
trician ; Charlie Ledbetter, Jim Pow
ers, Ed Gilchrist; Will Ballentine,
John Thompson and John Morrison,
negro helpers.
Charles B. and William Utter
reached the round-house, a few min
utes before 7 o'clock to work oh the
injector of the boiler that had been
reported in trouble. They were in
specting the boiler when the explo
sion took place. Both men were di
rectly in front of the boiler, and
their bodies were so badly mangled
that it was necessary to use shovels
in remcrving them. Mr. Reynolds, the
electrician, was in the dynamo room
and was killed by the force of the ex
plosion and tumbling walls. All the
negroes were in the wash room.
So great was the explosion that
most of the machine shops were prac
tically demolished. One section of the
boiler was blown through an 18-inch
wall and carried more than 500 feet.
The body of Ledbetter was blown
200 feet.
Louis F. Cantrell Spent Short Time
Visiting Relativen in County.
Among the "Christmas visitors" to
Walhalla was Louis F. Cantrell, who
was paroled from the penitentiary on
December 24 by Governor Bleasc. Hit?
conditions incident to parole (the
leaving of the State within 24 hours
after the granting of the parole) were
changed somewhat before he left Co
lumbia, Governor Blense giving him
permission to visit among his people
in this section for five days. Cantrell
arrived in Walhalla about 2 o'clock
Christmas afternoon, but did not go
direct to bis family, who are now
living here on the Knitting Mill Hill.
He seemed loath to go to his home,
but was met and talked to by a num
ber of people on the streets. Finally
a little crippled boy (his sou) ran up
to him on the street and greeted him,
and the big man drew forth hf? hand
kerchief and wept. It was lace in the
evening, however, before he went to
his home, after his wife and other
members of his family had come for
him. His manner in freedom gave
evidence of a cramped feeling when
in his home town, but he said he "felt
mighty good" to be ont. Thursday
morning he drove out into the coun
try to visit homefolks and relatives.
Gaines and Ramey, the other two
men from Oconee liberated by the
Governor, did not come to Walhalla.
Chas. M. Gaines, it ls understood,
passed through his home town of Sen
eca with but a short stop, complying
to the letter with the conditions of
Cantrell stated that Logan Ramey
remained in Columbia up to the time
he left there.
The paroling of these three men
concluded the last chapter in the
noted Emerson murder case. Chas.
L. Angel was paroled some months
ugo, and the negro, Heury Brown,
who turned State's evidence, wao re
leased after the trial. Ile has aol, so
far as we know of, been heard of in
these parts lately.
The granting of paroles in the Oco
nee cases are discussed froxn various
standpoints, and widely divergent
views are presented. As a rule, how
ever, the Governor's action does not,
we think, meet with approval.
Wns Prominent in Affair* of State.
Local Happenings About Seneca.
Seneca, Dec. 81.-Special: With
this Issue comes In the New Year. We
wish for The Courier and its readers,
a happy and prosperous year.
This is moving day in Seneca. On
account of several business changes
places of business aro also changed.
J. M. Barron is moving into the J.
W. Byrd stand.
Mrs. H. Y. Smith, moved on Moil"
day into the rear of Patterson's dry
goods establishment.
A. P. Brown, for several years the
manager of the Seneca Mercantile
Company, will conduct business in
the Store room vacated by Barron &
Our merchants, many of them, are;
taking stock during the lull of tho
Mrs. Clolla Ramsay and daughter,
Miss Gladys, who have been visiting
Mrs. W. .F. Austin, have left for At
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Thompson, of
Atlanta, have been spending the holi
days with Capt. and Mrs. Henry F.
Al Thompson, now of Birmingham,
is also with his relatives and 'friends
Misses Ivor and Hannah Brown
have been with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. P. Brown, during .the holi
Whltner Cary, of Greenville, was
visiting relative* here the past week.
Ray Phillips and Miss Bessie San
ders were married on Sunday, and on
the afternoon of the same day Miss
Johnnie Phillips was married to Mr.
Briggs, of the Farm and Factory
force, Rev. C. S; Blackburn officiating.
We extend hearty congratulations to
these young couples, who start upon
life's journey under such auspicious
I A number of delightful social af
fairs were enjoyed D^ tlie yoting folks
during the holidays.
A delightfully novel affair was the
progressive course dinner given by
several of the young ladies to their,
young gentleman friends. The first
course (soup) was taken with Miss
Marguerite Adams; the second (din
ner) was with Miss Verna Sfrlbling;
Miss Lucilo Hamilton. The young
men ot the party were Whit Holle
mari, Charles Lawrence, Pat Adams
and Rupert Nimmons. Miss Gladys
Ramsay and AI Thompson were In
vited guests. The affair, besides pos
sessing the charm of novelty, was
perfect in detail, and the young la
dies are to be congratulated upon its
?Mrs. E. C. Doyle tendered a party
to her Sunday school class on Mon
day evening, to which the boys com
posing the class invJtel their young
lady friends. Progressi 'e "up jinks"
was played and a delightful menu was
served late In the evening.
Another charming affair of the hol
iday season was the "doll baby
party," given by Mrs. W. F. Austin to
the young people, for. Miss Gladys
Ramsay, her attractive guest. The'
guests were requested to dress in
costumes befitting tots of three or
four summers, and the young people
entered Into the plan heartily. The
girls wore baby caps and frocks of a
style to match, the boys wearing knee
trousers, sailor collars, et?:. Upon
the arrival of the company they were
presented with '."all-day suckers,"
that latter-day confection so dear to
the young child's heart. Later ani
mal cracker?, lemonade ?nd imus
were served. Miss Gladys Ramsay,
the honoree, was voted the best rep
resentation of the real baby doll.
J. W. Strlbling will be host to his
young friends to-night, when they
will watch the old year out and the
New Year in.
Charley Byrd was host to his young
friends at a handsome six o'clock din
ner Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Rust, of Birmingham,
are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Leland
Miss Norma Gigni'.liat left to-day
for an extended visit to friends in
the lower part of the State. '
Reatii of Gen. J. W. Moore.
On last Thursday night Gen. Moore/
father of Mrs. E. A. Hines, died at
the home of lils daughter, after an
illness of several weeks. He came to
Seneca some weeks ago to be under
the immediate and constant care of
Dr. Hines. It was found that there
was a serious heart trouble, and all
that medical skill and tondei nurs
ing could do c,uld not stay the dis
tressing and sure approach of tho
end, which came peacefully, but not
unexpectedly. Gen.. Moore had boen
prominently Identified with publio
affairs for many year? in his home
county (Hampton), where he held
high positions of honor and trust for
many years. He was State Senator
for a long number of years, and wa?
also prominent in church affairs.
Funeral services were held at tho
residence of Dr. Hines on Friday af
ternoon, and the body was cBtrled to
his home for burial. Mrs. Moore
died during the past SurnnW, and
this death, following co closely and
coming during the holidays, make?
th? bereavement doubly sad. To Mm
family is extended the sincere sympa
thy of many friends*
A new English machine gun has
fired 30,000 shots in succession with?
out Impairment to its accuracy by
overheating. j

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