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Ministers Urged to Sot Asido Third
Sunday for Tili? Subject.
To the Peoplo of Walhalla und Sur
rounding Communities:
The Walhalla Chapter of tho Amer
ican Red Cross has been appealed to
to help save the lives of some of tho
little starving children of Europe.
The editor of Tho Kooweo Courier in
another column lias put the matter
clearly before you. and I hope you
will read what lie has to say.
I have been asked to tako this
means of bringing the urgent need of
assistance for these people beforo tho
people of our town and outlying com
munities, and to request the minis
ters of tho different denominations
to .set aside the third Sunday in Jan
uary to make this the subject of their
discourses and to mention it to their
congregations beforehand, so that
they will come to services on that day
prepared to donate liberally. 1 have
been requested to ask the Sunday
schools to let their contributions on
tho third Sunday go for this relief
The teachers of the high school in
Walhalla, and In all of the schools of
the county, are requested to toll tho
children of their respectivo classes
about the little starving babies In
Europe, and ask them to bring their
pennies and dimes to help feed and
save the lives of those unfortunate
little victims of tho cruel results of
an Inhuman war. These little children
did not bring on tho war, but they
are the innocent victims of it.
I know that times are hard Just
now, but starvation does not wait for
prosperous times. Quito .the reverse.
Ten dollars will save a child's lifo
and keep lt in at least reasonable
comfort until next harvest; ono dol
lar will save a child from starvation
for a month. How many lives will wo
Let mo beg the ministers of the
different churches to set aside the
third Sunday ot January for this vital
cause, and nlso let mo urge upon the
teachers that they tell the children
in the school rooms about the little
babes of Europe that, unless America
goes to their rescue, must surely die.
?rs J. A, Steck,
. ?
Su Souihvri {< 'ucti:<it S ? i i v.
Washington, Dec. 110.-Declaring
that there would be no "force" bill
passed to reduce Southern represen
tation in Congress, Representative
Aswell, of Louisiana, ranking Dem
ocratic member of the House Census
Committee, predicted to-day the Sie
gel bill, which would make the mein
bership of Congress under the pres
ent census 484, will be reported out
by the committee and passed at this
session of Congress.
The Siegel bill will pass because it
is fair and non-partisan," Mr. Aswell
declared in a statement following the
beginning of tho hearings by the cen
sus committee on the bill.
"These attacks on the South are
for home consumption, and the mem
bers of Congress understand that."
"We aro willing for the committee
to be a medium by which they may
relievo themselves of this partisan,
political bunk," Mr. Aswell said.
Oeonee (?innings :l,270 Hales Short.
Seneca, Dec. 29.-Special: A tab
ulation of the cotton ginning re
ports for the county shows that there
were 19,232 bales of cotton ginned
in Oconce county, from the crop of
1920, prior to Dec. 13, 1920, as com
pared with 22,011 bales ginned to
Dec. 13, 1919. John C. Sanders,
Special Agent
Girls! Save Your Hair!
Make It Abundant!
Immediately after a "Dandorino"
massage, your hair takes on new
life, lustro ami wondrous beauty, ap
pealing twice as heavy and plentiful,
because each hair seems to fluff and
thicken. Don t let your hair stay life
less, colorless, plain or scraggly. You,
too, want lots of long, strong, beau
tiful hair.
A 35-cont bottle of delightful
"Danderlno" freshens your scalp,
check dandruff nm) falling hair, Thin
Stimulating "beauty tonic" gives la
thin, dull, fading hair that youthful
brightness ?ind abundant thickness,
All druggists, adv.
3,500,000 Faolng Starvation Can
Only Be Saved by America's
Response to Joint Appeal.
It ls utterly Impossible for one who
hes not actually soon tho misery of
the early Autumn lu Europe to visual
tze what the children of the Eastern
and Central portions of the continent
face this winter. To say that 8,500,000
children have no alternative to starva
tion or doath from disease except
American aid, ls startling, but independ
ent observera by the score and care
ful scientific surveys of the economic
?nd crop conditions overseas brand
the figure as conservative.
In Poland, for instance, vi.ere 1,303,
000 youngsters last year subsisted al
most entirely on the one free Ameri
can meal a day that they received, con
ditions as Tinter closes down, are
worse than ever before. The Bolshe
vik invasion stripped large pinions of
the country of all grain. Professor
K. D. Durand, Food Advisor to the
Poliah KO vp rn ment, after an exhaustive
survey, has reported that only forty
por cent ls available ot the food neces
sary to carry the population through
th? winter.
In (die city of Vienna teats conducted
In th? American Relief Administration
food kitchens showed that 08 per cent
of tb? children b?twe?n th? ages of 0
and 14 w?re "seriously ued?r>mmrlsh
.d." Thirty-three per cent were mark
edly under-nourished, ll per cent were
?lightly subnormal and only 4 per cent
approached tbe state of a normal
American child. Th? Amerl au Relief
Administration ls feeding 800,000
Austrian children every day now, aud
thor? ia no chane? of dlmunttlon of
need before nex harvest.
Tb? spectacle of the medical needs
of Europe's ohildron ls equally ap
palling. Estimates reaching th? Amer
ican Red Cross ? to needs tor medical
service in the destitute, areal thia win
ter iscittd? : Old Arstrla-Huignry, 750,
0?0; new Poland, 1?000,C^O; Czecho
slovakia, 200,000; Serbia, 150,000, and
Roumanla, 100,000. In the tscal year
of 1010-20 the Red Cross has reached
with the veritable gift of life 1,600,000
children In tim affected area?. Tuber
culosis ls prevalent to a ter ri file degree.
i. ' "r .i'te?cl ; rU-it?rttX 'ht rightimat! .ii
; v.!.?' . nouArUbii.*??'. ?o alniti.41 ci' *i
. .,a&? .tholiwa litte UH grim head con
stantly in one place and another.
The European Relief Council, com
prising the American Relief Adminis
tration, tbe American Red Cross, the
American Friends' Service Committee
(Quakers), the Jewish Joint Distribu
tion 0< mmlttee, the Federal Council
of the Churches of Christ in Ameri
ca, the Knights of Columbus, the Y. M.
0. A and the T. W. a A., seeks ?88,.
000,000 with which to meet the situa
tion. It haa estimated that nt least
$98,000,000 must be bsd for food and
?lO.OOOvOOO for mr Heal service to avert
absolute disaster amor sr the threatened
Children. Chocks may be sent to your
local committee or to Franklin K. Lane,
treasurer Europoan Relief Council, 42
Broadway, New York, or to the Child
Feeding Fund, Literary Digest, New
York City.
Murder and Suicido in Hotel.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 30. -
Breaking into a locked room of si
local hotel early this morning, police
discovered a man, believed to he W
F. Meadows, 3 0 years of age, of Tul
sa, Okla., dead, and a woman, who
is thought to bo his wife, dying, as
the result of bullet wounds. A warm
revolver was found between the two,
who were lying In bed tn their nighl
Pistol reports aroused the hotel
guests, who summoned the police
Entrance was effected through a win
dow, and the man was discovered
with two bullet wounds through thc
heart and the woman hy his side shot
through the center of the forehead
She was rushed to a local hospital
hut ls still unconscious. Letters thal
were found In the room were ad
dressed to Mr. and Mrs. \V. F. Mea
dows. Tulsa. Okla., and hank book?
of a Shltook. Okla., and Droken Val
ley. Okla., hank are made out to thc
same persons. A key ring found in
the clothes of the man. however,
hears the name of "J. A. Sandorfeur,
518 South Robinson street. Oklaho
ma City, Okla."
Ate Firecracker-Dead.
Bonncttsvillo, s. C., Dec 30.
Perry B. Odom. Jr., tho 2-year-Olc
son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy B. Odom
died at their homo on King street
about 5 o'clock this morning as thc
result of eating a new kind of lire
cracker, which has been sold in Ben
lionsville during the holidays. Yes
terday afternoon about 3.30 o'cloct
the child's motlier found sometbinf
around the child's mouth, and othei
children told ber that he had eater
a firecracker. About fi o'clock thc
child bogan to show symptoms of 111
noss. Doctors were called in ant
washed out tho child's Blom a ch, ant!
about 1 1 o'clock the doctors paid tin
Investigation IANUIN to Different Tho
orv us to Roath of Simpson.
(Anderson Mail.-Deo. 30.)
Evidence taken at the inquest thi.;
morning over the body of Marlon
Simpson disclosed facts which give
iso to thc opinion that Marion Simp
son was not killed hy being beaten
over the head, and left out in the
weather ali night, btu that he canto
to his death from an injury receive!
when he fell from a moving train.
There aro many facts which temi
to show that the theory of death
from falling from a train is a logi
cal one. While no direct testimony
was introduced to show that he was
oven on tho train, hearsay evidence
was to the effect that he was soon in
the town of Fondleton shortly before
the train left for Anderson the night
before his body was found, and that
though he was not seen by members
of tho train crew, acquaintances of,
his are said to have hoard him re
mark that he was going to Anderson,
but was going to "ride blind."
A number of witnesses were sworn
at the Inquest, but the testimony of
none of thom was such as to give
any strength to the theory of mur- !
der, as was at first throught to be .
tho probable cause of tho young
man's death.
Pat II. Hobson, station agent at
Sandy Springs, testified that he had j
gone to the scene and han made two |
circles around the scene, hunting fer ,
footprints, but had seen none. He
testified that he saw partly filled
holes that he took to be footprints,
and what gave evidence of a struggle, ;
but could not be positive that the
holes were caused by footprints, or
whether or not they were caused by
an animal stepping there, or from '
what cause. He said that the rain of
the night before had well covered I
tho holes, partly filling them with
loose earth, and that though distinct
signs of where the body was lying
showed that the man had attempted
to move around, he would not say
positively that the depressions he
saw were caused by footprints or by
j something else.
j He showed a woolen belt, seem- ;
jingly torn from a garment,^ a coat.
ho ?rn id r et . h?\ < ' ho
g. l?o aiMe J fflWi Vr
j negro cnitdren, wno useu mu rail
j road right-of-day going to and from
j school, and that this belt might have
come from one of them,
i Mr. Hobson testified that upon
! making his lina) examinations, and
j that upon having heard a young man
j In the station nt Sandy Springs say
j that he had seen Marion Simpson at
Pendleton on Sunday afternoon just
before the train left, and that he had
I told him that he was going down on
! the train, "riding blind." and that
I It was his opinion that the man came
! to his death from falling from the
" I train.
Dr. W. H. Corbett, who, with Dr.
Cray, made a post-mortem examina
tion of the body, testified that there
were two wounds In tho scalp, one
about an inch below the other, and
that tho wound which caused his
death was a V-shaped depressed frac
ture of tho skull. This wound, ho
testified, in his opinion, was suffi
cient to have caused death without
the exposure which followed.
Husband and Father Answers Alarm
for His Own Home,
(News and Courier, Dec. 30.)
Mrs. Clarence Stokes and her four
children were seriously burned In a
Uro which occurred last night about
9.15 o'clock at her residence, No. 4
North Tracy street. They were talton
to the Roper Hospital immediately
after tho accident, where thoy are
reported to be in a critical condition.
Mrs. Stokes and the youngest of
the children are not expected by the
medical authorities to live. Tho three
other children, it is thought, will
probably pull through.
Tho lire occurred by the explosion
of an oil stove and an alarm was sent
In form Box 7 M. The fire itself
caused very little damage, (ho inju
ries of the Stokes family hoing re
ceived at tho time of thc explosion.
Mrs. Stokes' husband, who is ?
chauffent for tho local police depart
ment, answered tho alarm in person
with tho police patrol, not knowing
that it was his own home that was
afire. Ile carried his family to thc
hospital, where treatment was ad
ministered at once.
other visit to the home and tho child
seemed to be doing well. About f?
o'clock this morning, however, one
of the physicians was called over tho
-! phone, being told that tho child was
I I apparently dying. Before tho doctor
I could roach the homo the child had
- died.
Ono of Twins Killed and the Other
Surrenders to ()Ulcers. j
Kankakee. 111.. Dec. 30.-One of
tho two youthful bandits who held
up tho New Orleans-Chicago flyer
on the Illinois Central Railroad near
hero on the night of Dec. 28 was
killed in a battle with police and rail
road detectives at Aroma Park, four
miles east, carly to-day. and the other
surrendered. Tho youths, .loso and
.lacob Scott, twins, aged 21 years,
were said to be sons of an automo
bile merchant at Creen ville, 111., a
few miles south of Kankakee.
A hold-up of the Cincinnati-bound
train on the Big Four Railroad was
contemplated by the two robbers, lt
was believed, but was prevented by
tho station agent at Aroma Park tel
egraphing a warning that two men
res?mbling tho robbers were In his
station waiting room.
The two youths boarded tho train
at Oilman, Ul., n few miles south
of Aroma, and leaped off just as the
train neared Kankakee. Several hun
dred dollars in cash and a few thou
sand dollars worth of Jewelry were
In South Carolina-Sixty Reported
In Three Months, from 31> Counties
Columbia, Dee. 30.-The homlcldo
rate In South Carolina for the fall,
months was twice what lt was for
the year 1919, according to a state
ment Issued to-day by Secretary G.
Croft Williams, of the State Board
of Public Welfare, based on reports
for the months of September. Octj
ber and November, received from 23
counties lu the State. Tho figures aro
furnished by the coroners.
"In the twenty-nine counties re
porting," says Mr. "Williams, "there
were 22 homicides in September, 17
in'October and 21 in November, muk
mg 60 homicides for three months "
Estimating the homicides for the
whole State, from the reports re
ceived from the 29 counties, "there
mu?t have been," the Welfare Board
concludes, "about 95 homicides in
the State during September, October
and November. At this rate tbn>n
? .
South Carolina."
According to the reports of the
, bureau of vital statistics there were
' 1S3 homicides in this State in 1919.
and this report covered all of thu
counties, "lt may bo easily seen,
therefore, that unless some of the
citizens of our State use a little more
self-control we shall outdistance our
former records," the statement of
the Welfare Board says,
j The statement from the Welfare
Board secretary mentions certain
causes for the crime situation.
"There are many causes to which
I this high rate of homicide may be
i attributed," says tho statement,
' "such as economic instability, reac
; tion from war, and a standard of
luxury that has recently been estab
lished and that many find themselves
?unable to reach. But thc main sources
I of homicide arc tho fooling among
our people that to avenge with death
is the only way to satisfy one's honor
and the prevalent habit of carrying
"A still more remott. yet powerful,
cause of homicide is the lightn ^s.*
with which human life ?s regarded
among us. If our people firmly de
termined to put down homicide, thc
evil could be banished from South
Carolina. Several of our counties this
year will doubtless show a larger
number of homicides than the city
of London records in a normal year,
and London's population is about
four times that of South ('aro.inn."
As Successor in Office of the Late
Judge Scott, of Greenville.
Greenville. Dec. 29.-At the ear
nest solicitation of hundreds of
friends throughout the city and the
county of Greenville, Mrs. Fannie
Davis Scott, widow of the late Pro
bate Judge, Walter M. Scott, who
was killed In an automobile accident
last Sunday, to-night announced thal
she will accept the office of Probate
Judge, to fill the two years of her
late husband's unexpired term, if
elected by the people at the special
election to be called by the Gover
nor. ,
Mrs. Scott was assistant to hoi
husband durlrg the six year*? tba. he
served as Judge of Probate, and her
friends statt: thal she \? well quali
fied for the place. If elected, it if
believed that she will be thc first
woman county officiai in South Caro
Mrs. Scott, who was slightly in
jured in the accident which cost her
husband his life, said to-night thai
Here's YM
Progressive Farme
$1.00 year,
The Keowee Courie
$1.00 year,
Either paper well \
Price of Both. C
Government Slaughters Them by the
Thousand to Protect Property.
A good, lively machine gun is
harmless when compared to strych
nine-at least it is found to be so
when it ?B used to exterminate rab
In Lincoln county, Idaho, the far
mers, working in co-operation with
the Bureau of Biological Survey, of
the United States Department of Ag
riculture, report that one ounce of
the poison killed 400 rabbits. The
farmers In Gooding county did even
better with their poison and avei
aged 1,000 rabbits to the ounce. In
Minidoka county, where an extensive
poison campaign was conducted un
der the direction of the bureau, forty
thousand rabbits were killed.
These figures are illustrative of the
work that has been done under gov
prnment direction in exterminating
I rabbitH In tM Ve?**rn Ktu?whore
tltej fire ito p??\ntB il *s u hu *.>:.
It rom ely dost ruc ive I uruha'rd un.ul
crops; Large, a V f . * ip.'ig!.-'. were
Ington, Nevada, Utah and Arizona
under the leadership of Department
of Agriculture representatives and
along co-operative lines in which the
State governments, the State exten
sion services and the land-owners as
sumed a share of the responsibility.
In addition to the poisoning meth
ods, great rabbit drives were con
ducted, some of which resulted in
the killing of as many as 10,000 rab
The representatives of the Bureau
of Biological Survey emphasize the
fact that, in the West, the rabbit is
a serious menace. Rabbits often de
vastate large fields of grain and de
stroy valuable orchards and vine
yards. There are instances where or
chard.?, representing the work and
sayings of a life-time by the owner,
have been completely destroyed In a
single night by jack rabbits. ?
Paid for Beef Stew-Funds Used for
Saving Europe's Starving Babies.
New Yoi":, Dec. 'AO.-Ono thousand
of New York's men and ?v ?men of
wealth paid $1,000 or mor? each
here last night to sit at a plain board
table and eat beef stc.v
The "banquet" was . testimonial
arranged by Herh?rt Hoover, chair
man of the European Belief Council,
of America's effort to succor the
3,500,000 starving children of Eu
Tho stew, accompanied by white
broad and a cup of cocoa, was the
same as served to starving children
at relief stations throughout Europe
at a cost of less than one cent and
a half.
Gen. .lohn J. Pershing, Mr. Iloo
i vor, .lohn D. Rockefeller, .lr., Mrs.
August Belmont and other notables
carried soup bowls and wore first In
i a lino that passed by army Held
kitchens to bo served. The servitors
were young society women.
Fritz Kriesler entertained the dln
1 ors with sevornl violin solos.
A vacant high chair, placed for tho
I "invisible guest" of honor for tho
. children for whom Hoover's campaign
for $35,000,000 was launched, stood
. a the head of tho speaker's table.
Smokeless powder was Invented In
. 1X86.
If chosen by the people sho would ac
cept Hie olflce, chiefly as a token of
esteem for her husband. Her decis
ion came after much pressuro had
been brought to bear upon her by
tho newspapers and tho public.
.i i
Ol'? ?"'U, Warb
For 12 Months
rvorth Combination
)rder yours now.
According to Final Report, it Cost
tlio Country $1,H?-t,081.
Washington, Dec. 30.-The total
cost of fuel control to the Federal
government during the war was $4,
82 1.681, according to the final report
of the business manager of the Fuel
Administration, made public here to
day. This sum represents all ex
penditures, national and State, by
the Fuel Administration from its or
ganization in September, 1917, to the
:t 01 li of June, 1919, when the admin
istration virtually was abandoned,
Appropriations made for fuol con
trol totalled $5,813,818, and Law
rence .Mitchell, assistant business
manager, who prepared the report,
.said there was a balance of $989,137
on hand on June 30 last year.
Expenditures by the headquarters
in Washington totalled $2,706.497,
and by the State $1.948.618. By far
j the birges* kum 'WM ?punt in New
I 'i<u A State; Hie lota'I being ??l ???'?t"2
J while In Nov; Yuri, el ty ??>'l,fi-?F? wa.*.
tQht Pennsylvania was i ie s'..\ui
Ri a to in ib1' lia.1 -i i xpeu?Ruiva, Wi tb
$84.025, while Illinois was third,
with $66,849. In the New England
States as a whole the cost was . $99,
Grove's Tasteless chill I onic restores
Energy and Vitality hy Purifying and
Enriching the Blood. When you feel its
strengthening, invigorating effect, see how
it brings color to the cheeks and how
it improves the appetite, you will then
appreciate its true tonie value.
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic is simply
Iron and Quinine suspended in syrup. So
pleasant even c hildren like it. The blood
needs QUININE to Purify it and IRON to
Enrich it. Destroys Malarial germs and
Grip germs by its Strengthening. Invigor
ating-Effect. 60c.
Still Sets Church Ablaze.
Hartford,, Wash., Dec. 30.-Flro
which broke out in a church in Hart
ford yesterday was declared by dep
uty sheriffs to-day to havo been caus
ed by an over-heated whiskey still,
which was in full oporation in the
basement. The basement was rented
by J. A. Drooka, a butcher, for whorh
a warrant has been Issued on tho
charge of operating a still. The
church was not badly damaged by
tho fire.
To Cure a Cold In Ono Day
stops tlie Cough and Headache and work? off tho
Cold. E. W. GROVE'S siRnaturc on each box. 30c
The State of Texas is planning tho
building of a cement plant, which
will be operated in order that the
commonwealth may build permanent
roads at reduced cost.
"Pape's Cold Compound" is
Quickest Relief Known
Don't stay stuffod-up! Quit blow
ing and snuilling! A dose of "Pape'
Cold Compound" taken evory two
hours until three dosos aro taken
usually breaks up a severo cold and
ends all grlppo misery.
, The very .first dose opens your
clogged-up nostrils and tho air pas
sages of tho hoad; stops nose run
ning; roliovos tho headache, dull
ness, feverishness, sneezing, sorones
and stiffness.
"Pnpo's Gold Compound" ls th
quickest, surest relief known, an
costs only a few cents at drug store
It acts without assistance, tastes nie
and contains no quinine. Insist, upo

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