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By Steck, Shclur HugliM & Shclor.
Remarked 25 to 50 Per Cent
We have to-day remarked our stock of DRY
GOODS down at from 25 to 50 per cent. We
mean to keep our entire stock marked at market
value. We mean to keep our volume of trade up
to last* year.
C. W. & J. E. Bauknight,
Mm*J?ax Cement_~
Just arrived, Also Genuine
Beaver Board on hand.
Sale of Hosiery
Ladies' Full Fashion Silk Hose.
from Now Until FurtHer Notice, from
9 to 4 O'clocK.-(Saturdays 9 to 12.)
One-Half of What You Are Now Paying,
Sale at Our Mill.
illSTKI?Ii: lOg?IIEY Bfl&.Xi?$?
Walhalla, S. C.
Some Facta About Good Citizen Wlio
Recently Passed to Hist Reward?
Little River, Nov. 25.-Special:
Tho fanners of this section are busy
gathering their crops during the fine
weather we have been having.
Henry Pearson and .Misses Sallie
and Pearl Pearson were recent vis
itors at the home of Mrs. J. L. Talley.
Mrs. Alice M. Holden and Mrs. N,
P. Whitten liavo just returned from
Alabama, where they have been vis
iting relatives and friends.
I). T. Madden's health does pot
seem to improve very much, but wo
hope to hear of his being well soon.
J. H. Wigtngton is erecting a largo
barn this winter. Mr. Wigington says
he is tired of stacking his forngo In
tho Hold.
Nathan Mooro is moving back on
tho R. W. Burgess, Sr., farm. Wo
are glad to have Mr. Moore back with
us, as ho is a good neighbor ns well
as a good farmer.
C. S. Talley and family were vis
iting rolatlves and friends In Salem
Vance Galloway made a business
trip to Walhalla recently.
Elisha P. Holden left last week
for Greenville Ra.se Hospital, where
ho ls receiving special treatment for
his lungs.
Will Ramos was visiting friends
In the Roon's Creek section recently.
Mr. Barties ls numbered among our
best farmers.
It was indeed a sad surprise when
(ho news of the death of J, Ii. Bur
gess, Sr., was circulated among tho
people of thts section several weeks
ago. Mr. Burgess was horn in Jo
cassee Valley Oct. 4, 18 4 0, and waa
married to .Miss Catharine Holden In
tho year 18711. To this union four
children were born-Mrs. Sallie WU
i Hams, of Asheville, NT. C.; J. IJ. Bur
! goss, Jr., of Salem; Miss Mary Bur
1 gesa, of Jocassee, and Mrs. Licenle
Sutton, of Waynesvllle, N. C. Mr.
Burgess died Oct. 2G, 1 0 2 0, at the
age of 7 2 years. He was a good for
mer and had a host of friends and
was liked by all who knew him. Ho
spent most all of his lifo in the Jo
cassee Valley, and served during tho
latter part of the Civil War, hoing
known as a gallant Confederate sol
dier. Those of his family who pre
ceded him to (lio gravo wore his wife
and brother, William Burgess, of Jo
cassee Valley. Ho loaves four chil
dren and two brothers, James Bur
gess, of Jocassoe. and lt. W. Burgess,
of Salem, and ajso two sisters, Mrs.
Mnggie Fisher, of Anderson, and Mrs.
Mary Corbin, of Walhalla, to mourn
his deft th. After funeral services,
conducted by Rov. Wade Nicholson,
In Whltmire church, his remains
were laid to rest in tho cometery of
that church. There was a largo as
semblage of friends of the deceased
and his family present to pay the
last sad tributo to the memory of
a departed friend and worthy citi
longland s first overseas possession
was Newfoundland.
Farmers of Country Bear Greater
Tart of Dellntion Losses.
Now York, Nov. 29-Falling prices
have lopped off moro than $20.000,
0 00,000 value from the high prices
of American farm products, manu
factured commodities and stocks rul
ing earlier this year, according to
figures compiled hore Saturday night.
Tho greater part of this loss-at least
two-thirds or more-has fallen upon
the American farmer.
Twenty billiou3 of dollars-or six
times tho cost of the Amorncan Civil
War-has vanished in thin air.
That much deflation has been ac
complished since the American bank
ers have tightened^up on credit. And
tho deflation is still continuing in
some commodities, as tho daily mar
ket pago reports testify.
The biggest loss sustained by the
American farmer has been on his
corn crop. Tho indicated corn crop
amounts to 3,20.0,000,000 bushels,
and the price has fallen from $2 a
bushel this year to around 64 cents.
That moans a four-billion dollar
The American farmer's next big
gest loss on his 1920 crop has been
on cotton. The indicated crop is 12,
783,000 bales, and cotton has drop
ped in price $135 a bale,which means
that the Southern States will have to
stand a loss of $ 1.72f),000,000 from
expected salo price.
Tho third biggest deflation in the
crops has been in wheat vahujt. The
indicated crop is 751,000,000 bush
els. Since July 15 wheat 1ms dropped
from $2.74 a bushel to $1.52. Thus
the loss bay boen around $803,000,-:
000. The price of bread in New York
was reduced one cent a loaf Satur
The Cuban sugar producers have
been compelled to take a loss of $1,
430,000,000. The sugnr crop there
is estimated at 4,000.000 tons, and
the price of sugar has fallen 16 cents
p. pound this year, or $358 a ton.TiUt
as yet there ha.s boon little deflation
in the United States :n the prlce^ ofc
candy and baking products. >' ."v,
Falling prices in corn, wheat, cot-,
ton, sugar and oats have Jinocked kt,
.least ;)g??O.QfttO0,01)0 from >tne%r38?$
which faimers expected to obtain.
Thero has been a heavy decline In
market prices of hogs, cnttle and
sheep, while hay, tobacco, potatoes,
rice, fruits and other farm products
ore selling at prices far below tho
high levels of 1920. Hundreds of mil
lions of dollars' value has been wiped
out In tho bog market alone. Prob
ably B sum equal to the loss sustain
ed in wheat, corn, cotton, oats and
sugar has been suffered in the other
farm products.
While hogs, catlin nnd sheep have
dropped to record low prices |for
1 920. the price of these meats at the
butcher shops has shown but slight
decrease. Packers have not lowered
their prices in ratio to the drop In
the live stock markets, but have
sought to unload their holdings upon
the consumers at prices which would
moro than cover the cost of their
meats at the tinto of purchasing.
Methodist. Minister Found Dead.
Bennettsville, Nov. 29.-Rev. Law
rence C. Chavls, Methodist preacher
of this county, was found dead in the
woods near his home early yester
day morning. Members of his family
missed him when they got up and
bogan a search for h/hi. His body was
found, a load of shot from a shotgun
having taken, effect in his head. Tho
gun was found by his side.
Mr. Chavls, for a number of years,
served as a local preacher In the
neighborhood whore ho was raised,
the upper part of Marlboro county.
Ho was held in the highest esteem
by all. Ile had accumulated property
and was In good financial condition,
lt is said. However, tho delay In tho
gathering crops, the heavy losses that
bo and others are suffering In the
present situation, caused him to wor
ry a great deal, it, ls said.
Will Live ir? Washington and Write.
Washington, Nov. 29.-Although
it bas been generally understood that
President Wilson, after ho loaves the
White House on March 1, will devote
bis time to writing, this fact became
known to-day with a degree of final
ity, lt also/became known that Mr.
Wilson will make his homo in Wash
ington, hut thus far ho has not ob
tained a residence.
.los. P. Tumulty, tho President's
secretary, also plans to remain in
Washington after March 4, and ho
intends to write some books about
the President, with whom ho has
been associated for tho past ten
years. Mr. Tumulty has been offered
a place on tho customs court of ap
poals, but ho has reached no decision
ns to accepting the appointment.
Oconeo Ginning Ji,?88 Hales Short.
Seneca, Nov. 29.-Special: A tab
ulation of the cotton ginning report
for Oconeo county ?hows that there
were 1 5,068 bales glnnod In Oconee,
from tho crop of 1920, prior to Nov.
1 1th, as compared with 18.4 4 8 bales
ginned to Nov. 14, 1919, of tho crop
of 19 19. John C. Sanders,
Special Agent.
?fail can buy GOODYEAR and UNITED STATES
?Automobile Tires at the following prices, for CASH
fONLY. Better come at once if you want any of
gthese TIRES:
jp 30x3i-$16.50 32x3i-$21.00 .*.?? 33x4-$28.50
j! 34x4-$29.00 j?jt 35x5-$45.50
K You get the usual guarantee on these Tires, and
iiiiey are new stock.
; jpARTHUR BROWN, Walhalla.
(Angela Morgan.)
Thank Thee, O Giver of life, O ?od!
' J*or the force mat dames in the winter's sod;
-, For tho breath, in my nest lils, fiercely good,
Tho sweet of water, tho taste of food;
Tho'min thut silvers tho pantry floor,
' Tho step of ? neighbor at my door;
For dusk that fondles the window-pane,
'For the beautiful sound of falling rain.
Thunk Thee for love, and light, mid air,
, For children's fucos, keenly fair;
;Vov the wonderful Joy of perfect rest
/NVhen tho sun's" wick lowers within tho west;
Fob huddling' hills in gowns of snow,
^.Swanning tijguuiclves in the afterglow;
fSjBF?t-'Thy mighty Winga that aro never furled,
^J^eioring \on.wfyWs the rushing; w,orld.
"With the pinn of Thine which man fulfills*;""'
l Vor bridges and tunnels, for ships that soar,
* & lEpr.iron and steel and tlio furnaee roar;
.? K?r tho anguished vortex of blood and pain,
Where sweat and trouble are never vain;
For progress, pushing the teeming earth
On and up to a higher hirth.
Thank Thee for life, for life, for lil PH,
<) Glvor of ld fe-O (?od!
. ? .
Prayer .Meeting, Wednesdays.7 1*. M.
SUNDAY SC 11 OD D, . . . .. 10 A. M.
Morning Worship... 11 O'clock. Evening Worship. .. .7 .O'clock.
Manly Brown Shot on Thanksgiving
Dit y While Out Hunting.
Mnnly Brown, a young mun o? 2 0
years, lost his lifo last Thursday
evening after ho and a relative, Tru
man Rogers, of Walhalla Route 3,
had about finished a pleasant hunt
ing expodition.
Mr. Rogors and Mr. Brown were
standing in a field at the closing of
the day's hunt, and young Brown
slopped by tho sido of an old slump,
against which he rested tho butt of
bis Rim. It ls supposed that in some
way tho gun slipped, jarring the
trigger of one barrel, discharging
the load, which struck him In the
loft side of the head, tearing away
the left oyo and forehead. Death re
sulted In about 30 minutes, though
the unfortunate young man did not
regain consciousness.
It so happened that a neighbor was
passing tho field where tho accident
occurred, driving a car. Mr. Rogers
bailed this car, got In and came to
Walhalla for a physician, who ar
rived on tho scene within a few min
utes. Young Brown died shortly after
tho physician's arrival.
Coroner Abbott wa? sent for, and
ho took tho testimony of the physi
cian. Mr. Rogers and several others
who wore nearby at tho time of the
accident, and It was so clearly a case
of accidental death that it was not
deemed necessary to empanel a Jury
of Inquest,
Manly Brown's parents have been ;
dead for a number of years and he
had hoon making his home with Mr. '
and Mrs. Rogors, hoing related to ]
the latter. ?
The accident is deeply deplored on
all sides and cast a pall of gloom on
the community in which It occurred.
Young Brown was well thought of by
all who l|now him, and tho announce
ment of his untimely death will bo
received with genuino sorrow wher
ever bo was known.
Funeral services wore conducted
on Ibo day . following tho accident,
and tho body was laid to rest in tho
presence.of a largo congregation of
friends of tho deceased.
Anderson Session Returned a Niiiu
bct* to tho Oconeo Jail.
At tho session o? Federal Court in
Anderson last week the following'
cases from Oconeo wero heard and
disposed of:
George, Austin and Ray Rutledge
and Duff Nicholson-Violation liquor
laws. Austin Rutledge and Ray
Rutledge pleaded guilty and were
sentenced to pay n linc of $100 each.
Fine paid. Case dismissed as to Geo.
Rutledge and Duff Nichols.
Gus Smith--Violation prohibition
laws. Sentenced to pay a line of $200
when he pleaded guilty, or serve 3
months in Oconec jail. Fine paid.
Clarence Mulwee-Violation pro
hibition laws. Sentenced to pay fine
of $*100. Fino paid. Mulwee pleaded
Sterling Turpin-Violation of pro
hibition laws. Sentenced to serve .">
months in Oconec jail or pay fine
of $200. Turpin was brought to tho
Oconeo jail.
Johnny Swofford-Violation of tho
prohibition laws. Sentenced to pay
fino of $126 or serve two months in
jail. Fine paid.
John Burton-Violation prohibi
tion laws. Fined $2 00 or servo four
months. I Io ls now In Oconeo Jail.
Dowey Smith--Violation prohibi
tion laws. Fined $100 or 30 days. Ho
is also in the Oconeo jail.
Thomas Madden-Counterfeiting.
To serve 3 months or pay fine of
$76. He Js in Jail pending arrange
ments to pay flne.
Paul Cox-Violation prohibition
laws. Fine of $100 or 3 0 days'in Jail.
Fino paid.
Jas. W. Keaton-Violation prohi
bition laws. Fine of $100 paid.
Gus Collins-Violation prohibition
laws. Caso continued until term of
Court in Greenville.
E. C. McCant, superintendent of
the city schools of Anderson, was
chosen as president of the State
Teachers' Association at Spartanburg
last Saturday. Miss Octavia Waldon,
of Spartanburg. and J, H. Wither
spoon, of Clinton, wero elected as
vice presidents of thc association,
To Moot at Court Hoiiso Friday of
of This Week.
The Oconee branch of tho South
Carolina Cotton Association is horoby
called to meet in tho Court l louse at
Walhalla on Friday, Doc. 3d, at ll
o'clock a. m.
This will bo the first annual moot
ing of tho association, and ovory
member of the Oconoe branch is
urged to bo present, as now officors
for tho coming ypar are to bo olectod
and other matters of importance aro
to be attended to.
J. P. Stribling, President.
J. B. S. Dendy, Secretary.
Session Held Tills Year in George- .
rgetownt'-' 'Nov:, 24:--For the' ?
first time since 1851 the South' Caro
lina Conference of tho Methodist.
Episcopal Church, South, convened
In this historic old city, which has
made elaborate preparations for en
tertaining tho Methodists.
Bishop Darlington is presiding at
this session. M. V. Dibbin was elect
ed secretary, succeeding H. G. Har
din, who was transferred to the West
ern North Carolina Conference.
lt was decided by tho conference
to actively push a cnmpalgn to raise
$20,000,000 for colleges owned by
the Southern Methodists.
The committee on Sabbath observ
ance recommended very sweeping
and drastic laws regulating tho ob
servance pf Sunday. It. was recom
mended that Sunday mails and trains
and all work bo forbidden.
Iiower Conference Appointments*
Below aro given the names of tho
ministers of the Lower Conference
who are well known In tho upper
section of our State as former pas
tors, with the name? of their now
locations, in each Instance*?ho pro
siding elder of tho district is given:
Charleston District-3. B. Har
per, Presiding Elder. Professor, Co
lumbia College, 'P Mason Crum, Sum
Florence District-F. H. Shulor,.
Presiding Elder. Dennetlsville, G. T.
Harmon; Trinity, Darlington, J, H..
Graves; Darlington Circuit, J. P. At
ta way.
Kingstree District-C. C. Derrick,
Presiding Elder. West End, J. L.
Stokes; Kingstree, W. W. Daniel.
Marion District-D. A. Phillips,
Presiding Elder. Brownsville, J. L.
Mullinlx; Marion, W. I. Herbert.
OrangeburgDIstriet- Peter stokes.
Presiding Elder. Springfield, A. sas
sard. Conference secretary of mis
sions, A. J. Cauthen, St. Paul.
Sumter District-L. M. McLeod,
Presiding Elder. Elliott und W?lls,
R. M. Du Bose; Kershaw, R, It. Doyle;
Oswogo, J. W. Elkins; Trinity, Sum
tor, j. w. Daniel; Summerton, T. E.
Sumter Woimni Burned to Death.
Sumter, Nov. 28.-Ono of tho sad
dest as well as one of tho most un
timely deaths that, has occurred hero
in a long time was thc burning to
(loath of Mrs. E. A. Hutchinson, at
tho home of her daughter, Mrs. Goo.
W. Dick, of this city. Upon arising
Friday morning, in some manner
Mrs. Hutchinson's clothing caught
fire, and bofore any ono could an
swer her screams she was horribly
burned. She was Immediately rushed
to the hospital, but she died yester
Wage Cut Affecting (1,000.
.Danvillo, Va., Nov. 30.-Wages of
0,000 employees of tho Schoolfiold
plant of tho Dan River Cotton Mille
were cut. 25 per cent, tho reduction
taking effect yesterday. Tho reduc
tion was approved by the omployoes'
"legislature" when t,ho "senate"
branch last night, concurred with tho
lower branch.

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