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work. You are a week
months and years go by y
exhausted; you have put y<
What nave you done*''
you spent them as fast as y
nave, you are poor indeed;
a part of the dollars and ke
in these dollars stored uj
provide for you in your old
How much better still
put these saved dollars to v
A good way to do this
I good, strong bank.
The Westmi
is ia good place to ;
Happenings in and Around Tova
Colored Man Suicides.
Seneca, Feb. 4.- ?pecial: WV P.
Nimrrjnfl is moving into his hand
some new store room on tho West
end of tho business block, opposite
the Citizens' Bank.
Dr. J. S. Stribling is in Columbia
seeing the corn show.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Livingston
have returned to Seneca after seve
ral weeks' absence. Mr. Livingston
has been on a business trip to Mis
sissippi, and Mrs. Livingston and
children visited in Anderson.
Oscar Doyle and Thornley Cary
will attend the corn show this week.
J. W. Stribling, of Clemson Col
lege, spent the week-end with home
The local lodge Knights of Pythias
will give their annual banquet on the
evening of the 21st of February.
Mrs. W. P. Reid has returned from
a week's visit to her sister, Mre. J. E.
Breazeale, at Anderson.
The Palmetto Literary Society
held an open meeting last "Friday
evening and a delightful program was
rendered. A very interesting debate
was taken part in by Misses Nancy
Hines and Vivien Byrd on one sido,
? and Misses Mamie Morgan and Lura
Perrltt on the other. The latter won
the decision. The judges on this oc
casion were Dr. J. S. Stribling, Rev.
J. P. Inabnlt and M. A. Wood.
Speeches and essays, (with music in
terspersed, completed the program.
Mrs. T. E. Stribling will go to Co
lumbia this week, where she will
meet,the presidents of tho various
Presbyterial throughout the State,
who will hold a meeting for the pur
pose of forming the Synodical Union.
She will be Accompanied by Miss
Veruer, of Richland.
R. K. Nimmons is in Columbia for
a visit to the corn show
Rev. Mr. Mills, of Clemson Col
lege, filled the pulpit of the Presby
terian church last Sunday, preaching
an excellent sermon at the 11 o'clock
Fractions Oambrell, colored, com
mitted suicide at his home near town
Inst Thursday by shooting himself
with a rifle. No cause is known for
tho doed, thc coroner's Jury render
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warehouse load
reed Oats, Seed
,n, Shorts, Purina
you buy. We
?rice right.
la, S. C.
.ver I
or is Power !
$ J 0.00.
sents a week of your life
older, and as the weeks,
our strength is gradually
>ur strength into dollars,
arith these dollars? Have
ou earned them? If you
but if you have spent only
?pt some of them, you have
p energy and strength to
is your position if you have
rork for you I
i is to deposit them in some
inster Bank*
ter, O.,
put these dollars.
Assistant Cashier.
Hulgnrinns Huve Turned Deaf Ear to
tlio Great Powers.
London, Feb. 4.-The Turkish-Bal
I kan war has been resumed. The
I bombardment of Adrlanople began at
j 7 o'clock Monday night and a small
skirmish occurred at the Tchacalja
lines. The armistice had lasted ex
actly two months.
Bulgaria has turned a deaf ear to
the remonstrances of the powers, and
unless Turkey yields to the Balkan
demands the allied armies will now
attempt to drive her completely out
?of Europe.
Bombardment of Adrlanople.
The terrific bombardment of the
forts around Adrlanople ls pushed by
t 100,000 Bulgarians and Servian
troops. Not even the residential por
tion of the city IB spared. Some au
thorities look for a prolonged seige,
but one dispatch says the fortress will
f?ll within two weeks. The Bulga
rians said more.than half a million
men aro in the province of Thrace,
and tho Servians have 45,000, to
gether with a few divisions of Greeks
Some quarters of Adrlanople are
in flames as the result, of the bom
bardment by the Bulganians and Ser
For a sprain you will find Chamber
lain's Liniment excellent. It allays
the pain, removes che soreness, and
soon restores the parts to a healthy
condition. 2f> and 50-cent bottles
for sale by all dealers. adv.
lng a verdict in accordance with
these facts.
Miss ivnnlo Reid, of Walhalla, is
visiting Miss Stella Fincannon and
Mrs. Ethel Ashe.
The publie will be interested in
learning that R. Anderson will re
turn to Seneca econ and will open a
largo stock of dry goods. Ho will
occupy the store room vacated by W.
P. Nimmons.
Mrs. Ethel Ashe has resigned tho
position of telephone operator. The
position is filled by Mrs. Glenn Ab
bott. Mrs. Ashe has many friends
among the telephone subscribers who
regret to see her give up the position,
but the place will doubtless be most
acceptably filled by Mrs. Abbott.
Two-Dollar Road Tax for Oconee
Glaze Won't Accept.
Columbia, Feb. 1.-Editor Keo
wee Courier: The third week of the
session of the General Assembly has
parsed away and there has not been
very much work accomplished. It
is annoying to me to see so many of
the members, especially the old ones,
wanting to adjourn so much, ana tor
a long lime at that. Last night, af
ter wrangling over an hour on tho
question of adjournment over Sun
day, the House finally decided to ad
journ until 8.05 p. m. Tuesday, the
4th. At all times I vote to meet and
work as often as possible, "but there
is generally a majority against my
wishes. But I shall endeavor to be
contented with what comes. I ex
pect to spend to-day, Monday and
Tuesday working on matters pertain
ing to the interest and welfare of
Mr. Shirley has introduced a bill
making the commutation, or road
tax, in Oconee county, two dollars,
or, in lieu thereof, four days' work
upon the roads of the county. This
bill has been read two times and or
dered to a third reading. It will no
doubt pass both the House and Sen
ate. This change from one dollar to
two dollars commutation tax will
take effect October 15, 1913; that is,
this road tax will have to be paid
some time between October 15, 1913,
and March 15, 1914, and so on each
year, or if it is not so paid, the per
son liable to road duty will have to
work the roads four days, some time
after the 15th of March each year.
Nearly every county in the State re
quires two OT more dollars for road
tax, and If it is not paid there is a >
penalty that subjects those liable to !
I a fine in case they refuse to work.
That ls, the law In those counties
does not give them the optional righi
to work instead of paying. Some
wanted us to require all to pay in
our county, but we thought that this
would work a hardship on some.
The delegation has recommended
the following men for rural police
men for Oconee county, to wit: For
the district of Walhalla, Jesse Lay;
Westminster district, James H. May
son, and for Seneca, Wm. M. Alexan
der. I don't know whether or not
the Governor has commissioned theso
gentlemen, but I understand he has
promised to do so.
l understand that the magistrates
for the various places have been rec
ommended by Mr. Verner, but I have
not the names of them before me.
This can be learned from the Sena
I have introduced a bill to "give
the jury the right to consider, in
cases of assault, or assault and bat
tery, any opprobrious words or abu
sive language as sufficient to bring
on a difficulty." 1 intend to intro
duce a bill next week to separate the
Court of General Sessions from the
Court of Common Pelas for Oconee
County, and provide one week for
criminal court and two weeks for
civil matters. The Walhalla Bar has
unanimously requested this, and say
lt is essential.
Mr. Epps, a member of the House
from Sumter, and myself, will intro
duce a bill the ensuing week to "give
magistrates jurisdiction in all cases
in violation of the dispensary law."
'It is doubtful whether or not this
bill will become a law, but we are
going to make a desperate light to
make it so.
Several of the counties, by their
Representatives, tried to get a special
act through the Legislature to give
to them the right to hold special elec
tions for the purpose of voting back
dispensaries. Am glad to report that
it failed to pass the House. Another
liquor bill that caused more discus
sion than any other was "A bill to
give cities of more than fifty thou
sand inhabitants, which means Char
leston alone, the right to license any
citizen for the purpose of selling li
quor. Lt abolishes the dispensary in
that chinty, and any person can sell
whiske ' by procuring a license In the
sum o? one thousand dollars, two
thousand dollars and three thousand
dollars, in the respective particular
cases." The advocates of this bill
claim that it ls the only satisfactory
way for the solution of the whiskey
question in Charleston. As for my
self, I am opposed to the sale of li
quor In any case, and did all I could
to prevent the passage of this bill,
but we could not muster enough
votes to kill lt. It passed the Hr use
by a vote of 60 to 53. It ls crrtain
to pass the Senate, for the majority
of the members in that branch of tu*>
General Assembly favor the sak of
The General Assembly last night
received a communication from the
Hon. W. L. Glaze, who was recently
elected Judge of the First Judicial
Circuit, stating that, becauso of ill
health, he could not accept the judge
ship. All were very sorry to learn
that he could not accept, for he was
no doubt the most able man we could
get for the vacancy. An election will
be held by the joint assembly next
Wednesday for the purpose of filling
the vacancy. Senator Dennis ls ?
very promising candidate. He ran
Mr. Glyaze a close race for lt the first
time. Others are also being talked
of for the position.
The National Corn Show ls a grand
exhibition. I hop? the people from
my county will come down to lt. Sev
eral already have come; others
should follow. It wRl help any far
mer to come.
M. R. McDonald.
Legislation Moves Slowly -- Corn
Show is Great-Oconeeans Scarce.
Columbia, Feb. 1.-Editor Keo
wee Courier: There is very little leg
islation goiug on of general Interest,
but lt appears that the whiskey ele
ment is coming back into power
again. The House passed a nill to
give Charleston high license, while
the Senate passed a bill to give cer
tain counties the right to vote in
liuquor at an earlier day than tho
general law provides for. This whis
key' question provokes lively debates
as of old. I had hoped that it would
be settled for a while, after tho pass
age of the Carey-Cothran bill and the
shutting up of tho old State dispen
sary, but lt is as much in evidence
as ever, and will continue to be so
until wo have a State prohibition
law. This we should have and must
have if it takes woman suffrage to
get it. Then the next step should be
a nation-wide prohibition law, which
coul bo effected by giving the wo
men of our country tho right to vote.
I think the bill providing for a
State board of examiners will pass,
carrying with it provisions highly
beneficial to the country schools. The
bill for a compulsory school law was
reported "unfavorable" and will not
pass. A local option compulsory
school bill was imported "without
recommendation," which means any
thing or nothing. This gives any
school district the right to vote on
the question of compelling parents in
such district to seno their children
to school. I hardly think lt will |
Great things are going on here now
at the corn show. A great lesson
may be learned by a study of these
Immense exhibits. I think the best
corn is from Virginia, Missouri and
North Carolina, In the order of States
named. You know the farmer who
grows and handles corn does not
judge it like the so-called "experts."
One thing is evident': The South has
the greatest opportunity. It is equal
ly evident that she does not use lt as
effectively as the other States, judg
ing by the care and taste shown In
arrangement of the displays.
This corn show is worth seeing,
though I fear the people of this State
are not coming in such numbers aa
they should. I am disappointed that
the people of the upper counties are
iiot much in evidence, and especially
so about our own county. A day or
two here, studying the exhibits from
about half the States would teach
our people more than they could
learn in many months reading and
traveling at a much greater expense,
and the most important and Impres
sive lesson they would learn Is that
there is no country like the South
In two respects at least: Her oppor
tunities, and our failure to embrace
them. E. E. Verner.
SAVANNAH'S $1,500,000 FIRE.
Water Front Swept by Flnmes, Re
sulting in Heavy Losses.
Savannah, Ga., Feb. 2-Fast black
ening heaps of smoking ashes, a quar
ter of a mlle In length o nd 200 yards
In width, are all that remain to-night
of the wharves of the Merchants' and
Miners' Transportation Company,
which burned early this morning.
The fire, which originated near the
main entrance of the wharves, was
discovered shortly after 1 o'clock,
but spread so rapidly that possibility
of saving the wharves was soon past.
Within less than thirty minutes the
Merchants' and Miners' wharves were
destroyed and the flames had spread
to the Planters' Rice Mill, which also
burned. Seven warehouses, owned
by the Central of Georgia, and leased
to various companies, were destroyed,
together with their contents. The
entire loss will reach $1,500,000.
A strong gale was blowing when
the fire started, and the flames were
fanned to fury that defied all efforts
to stop their progress. An area com
prising about Ave blocks along the
river front was gutted, and firemen
devoted their main efforts to saving
adjoining property.
Shortly before 4 o'clock the wind
veered, and the wharves of the Ocean
Steamship Company ware threaten
ed, but the wind changed again and
this property was ?pared. It was
daylight before the Are was actually
under control. No ships were de
stroyed by the Ave.
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First lime in History-Nashville
Company B Is Honored.
Washington, Feb. 1. For the first
time in history a band of armed Con
federates will tramp down Pennsyl
vania avenue on March 4th when
Company B of Confederate veterans
of Nashville, Tenn., occupy a place
of honor in the inaugural parade, ar
rangements having been completed
to-day. They are to wear gray uni
forms, carry rlAes and side arms
which they bore in the Civil War;
The organization was here before
and during Roosevelt's administra
tion, but d'.d not bear arms.
Here is a message of good cheer
from Mrs. C. J. Martin, Boone Mills,
Va., who is the mother of eighteen
children. MTS. Martin was cured of
stomach trouble and constipation by
nhft.mheTlaln's Tablets after Ave
years of suffering, and now recom
mends these tablets to the public.
Sold by all dealers, adv.
Infant's Sad Death by Accident-lo
cals of Interest to All.
Wet-'.minster, Feb. 4.-Special:
Tho many friends of J. M. Hull are j
glad to know that he ls rapidly recov- ,
erlng from his recent serious Illness.
L. A. Tannery is traveling in North
Carolina for tho Wizard Floor
Cleaner Co.
Miss Sue Daly, of Seneca, is visit
ing Miss Lila Reeder.
M. S. Stribling has made some re
cent improvements on his store build
ing, which is soon to bo occupied by
Mitchell & Reeder. It ls now one of
the most attractive store rooms in
our town.
W. M. Smith, master mechanic for
the Oconee Mills Co., ls erecting a
handsome dwelling on the lot recent
ly purchased from W. A. Smith.
Miss Grace Russell, an attractive
young lady of Russell's, S. C., is vis
iting her sisters, Mesdames Breazeale
and McLeskey.
H. M. Hester has gone North for
the purpose of buying new spring
Mesdames Stribling and McCarey,
of Seneca, visited their sister, Mrs.
McClanahan, last week.
Mrs. McClanahan, who sustained
very painful injuries from a fall a
few weeks ago, is Improving.
J. H. Hudson and wife are spend
ing this week In Baltimore.
Mrs. J. D. Witherspoon and little
daughter, Phoebe, of Cross Hill, are
expected here this week. They will
probably spend some time In our
Mrs. J. D. Hull and three interest
ing children, of Madison, spent Satur
day and Sunday visiting P. P. Sulli
van and family.
David McClanahan is now employ
ed by the Stonecyphor Horse and Cat
tle Tonic Co.
F. W. Cannon, J. E. Mason, W. E.
Mason, L. H. V. Hobson and James
C. Tannery attended the sales at
Walhalla Monday.
Linder Goforth is now working fer
the Southern Power Co. on Coneross
H. M. Simpson, of Lavonia, was
here last week soliciting subscrip
tions for the Lavonia Times. He is
working faithfully for tho automobile
.to be given by the Times to the one
procuring the greatest number of
subscribers. *
J. J. McLeskey, who has been suf
fering with rheumatism and con
fined to his room for rthc past three
months, ls able to be on the streets
again, to the delight of many friends.
J. Carter, of Gainesville, was here
on business last Friday.
Mrs. C. L. McLin, of Florida, waa
here last week visiting Mrs. Ellen
Norris and family.
Tho many Westminster friends of
J. Tallie Comer, a commercial trav
eler, were saddened to learn of his
untimely death In Atlanta last week.
He was well known here and had
many friends among the busiuess
men, having traveled this territory
for the past ten years.
The Southern Power Company, of
Charlotte, N. C., are making a sur
vey which takes in Westminster. This
gives us hopeB of electric lights in the
near future.
Luther Prather, of Oakway, has
the sympathy of many friends In the
loss of his little four-year-old daugh
ter. The child was playing around a
wagon frame, which was leaning
against a tree, and in some way the
frame fell, crushing the little one to
Rev. J. J. Payseur, pastor of the
New \Yestmin&ter Baptist church,
left Monday on No. 39 for Chatta
nooga to attend the Laymen's Con
vention, which convenes in that city
this week.
John L. Holly, of Seneca, visited
his mother and other relatives here
Sunday and Monday.
Rev. A. P. Marett left t?i?s morning
on No. 43 for his future homo in Ar
Rev. Mills, of Clemson College,
preached a very interesting sermon
at the Christian church last Friday
Venezuelan, Liberated Temporarily,
Goes to i inti Avenue Hotel.
New York, Jan. 31.-Cipriano Cas
tro, former President of Venezuela,
walked thc streets of New York this
afternoon, temporarily a free man,
under a writ of habeas corpus issued
by Judge Holt in the Federal Court.
Argument on the. question of mak
ing the writ permanent will be heard
on Friday next.
Followed by a curious crowd, Cas
tro wont immediately to a Fifth ave
nue hotel, where he had engaged a
suite. He was al. smiles and beam
ing with happiness as he invited pho
tographers to surround him as he
po?ed for his picture.
Before the habeas corpus proceed
ings had been called the little Vene
zuelan issued a statement bitterly at
tacking the authorities at Washing
ton .'or excluding him.
"I am glad I have finally found a
judge who is wiping to give me Jus
tice," remarked Castro as he left the
Federal building. His lawyers an
nounced that he had acceptod an in
vitation to speak on Wednesday
night at a dinner of tho Northwestern
Society, at which John Hays Ham
mond is to preside, ind added that
Mayor Gaynor had invited Gastro to
pay him a call.
Piro Destroys Property Valued at
Not Lees tlum $300,000.
Aiken, Feb. 2.-Fire breaking out
In the Hotel Park-ln-the-Plnes here*
this morning at ll o'clock, burned
the magnificent and palattal winter
tourist hostelry to the ground, pro
ducing one of the most spectacular,
awe-inspiring and destructive confla
grations in the annals of this famous
little winter resort, and entailing an
enormous IOBS that will mount into
hundreds of thousands of dollars.
All that remains of the central
point of Aiken's winter season are
smouldering embers and crumbling,
fire-whitened chimneys, standing like
gaunt spectres against the blue sky
The o^'ossnl structure, In view of
its material and the peculiar archi
tectural arrangement of tho building,
was doomed from the first. Tho
blaze started In a thousand feet of
fresh p!ne lumber Btored In tho base
ment near the elevator shaft, and
with incorcelvable rapidity the lurid
tongues cf flame swept the entire
basement and filled every room and
corridor In the hotel with Impenetra
ble, stifling black smoke, rendering
it impossible for tho firemen to gain
access to < "? flames.
Two houic? after the alarm was first
sent in the hotel was a mass of de
bris. The building was the property
of the MacArthurs, of Michigan, and
was Insured for $140,000, with $40,
000 insurance on the furnishings.
The IOBS to the hotel company was
more than a quarter of a million.
Personal Lossea Heavy.
Practically nothing waB saved
from the burning building. The
forty-four guests stopping at the
hotel lost personal effects to the ap
proximate sum of $22,000, and $3,
000 would hardly cover the loss sus
tained hy tho large corps of servants.
Coi. A. E. Dick, the manager, a
New York man, lost about $30,000;
J. O. Macksoud & Brothers, of New
York, lost $10,000 worth of expen
sive costumes, laces and embroider
ies imported from France. The total
personal losses amount to something
over $70,000, and this, added to the
value of the building, runs the total
destruction up to decidedly more than
Clerks Save Invalid Guest.
E. Oppenheimer, of New York, had
the narrowest escape of any. An In
valid more than 80 years old, he had
to be lifted from his bed and carried
from the burning building. Oshea
and Reardon, the two hotel clerks,
who were assisting him, were almost'
overcome by the smoke and dropped
him, but caught him up again and
blindly fought their way from the
Women Trampled to Death in Mad
Rush for Exit of Theatre.
New York, Feb. 2.-A boy's cry of
"fire" and the smoke from an ex
ploded reel of a motion picture ma
chine in an East Side theatre to
nlgnt resulted in a panic among the
audience of 400 persons and a rush
for the exits, in which two women
were killed and eleven other persons
so badly Injured that they had to be
sent to hospitals.
The panic occurred In ono of the
most densely populated sections of
the East Side, and the thousands who
poured into East Houston street, in
front of the theatre, and rushed to
the doors added to the confusion and
to the number of injured.
The two women, who have not been
identified, were trampled to death in
the crush of the crowd to reach the
doors. The operator of the machine
soon extinguished the burning film
and the flames did not spread beyond
the fire-proof cage in which he
Meeting Last .Monday Adjourned t)
Complete Business Later.
On account of the rain and waiters
being so swollen it was impossible
for part of the Pension Board to get
here on Monday, and those members
who were present adjourned to meet
on Saturday, the 15th Instant, at 10
o'clock a. m., to finish up the work.
Parties interested will please take
I notice and govern thAmaAiye* ac
J. W. Holleman, Chairman.
Ce vd from Coroner F toxi
West Union, Jan. 31,-Eu Keo
wee Courier: Please allow me space
in your paper to explain to the peo
ple of Oconee, that I liv? near New
Hope church, about 9 miles north
east of Seneca, and about 7 H miles
east of West Union, and at any time
I may be needed as Coroner of Oco -
nee I can be found at my home, or In
formation as to ray whereabouts may
be had. I am ready to fill my office
any time I am called for, and will
not be responsible to pay any Magis
trate to hold an inquest or to act in
my place as Coroner unless I am un
able to attend to the matter that may
be Ja hand. Yours respectfully.
Whit Knox,
Coroner Oconee County.
Just received a fresh car of mulos.
Come to BOO us at once for bargains.
Westminster Oil and Fertiliser Co.,
E.'C. Marett, President. adv.

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