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iou s.V I iE-A few nice Du roc
Jersey |?|gs. See J. ll. KA Ul.F.. Wal
halla. S. C. 1*
OIN DA VS for Walhalla and West
Union-Thursday, ?'inlay and Satur
day of this week and Friday and Sat
urday of next week. I
IOU SALK-Several Fat Shoats;
will net about I.' 0 lbs each. Price,
20c. per lb., net. Apply to J. (?.
KUEMMERER,Walhalla, s. C. I*
I WI lil; (?IX COTTON on Mondays.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays t brough
January. JOHN LAY, Walhalla, S.
C., Route 2. I-|*_
A HA HI') CHANCE.- For Sale
Cheap-Complete Set of Tinner's
Tools. No other shop ill county. D.E.
HOOD. Walhalla. l-l?
FOR RENT-One 2-horso Farm;
new house and barn. Tenant must
furnish stock. Apply at once to W.
R. CRAIG, Walhalla, S. C. ?O-tf
(?RINDING,-I have started up tho
Verner Mill (known as Wlglngton's
Mill,) and am prepared to furnish
finest Meal at any time. BENJ. F.
GIBSON, West Cition, S.C., Rt.L._4_*
WANTED-Three Hundred Bush
els Good White Corn, shelled. Will
pay one dollar per bushel cash, de
livered to THF NEWRY STORE.
Newry, S. C. 3 C
~I,OST.-About Dec. 27, 1020. Lib
erty Bond No. 8480191, for $50.00
(3d issue. 1 All coupons attached;
several pinholes In corner. Finder
notify W. JOHN SCHRODER, Wal
halla, S. C._4-7_
at Burt's Cafe, old P. O. Building,
Main Street, Walhalla, and get high
est market price for them-CASH
DOWN "and no grumbling." Will
take all you bring. J. BURT GIL
LES PI E^Walhalla, S. C. 22-tf
All persons are hereby notified and
warned against harboring, hiring or
shielding JANIE EVANS, (colored. I
who is under tige and has left home
without our consent and against our
wishes. Any one harboring or hiring
or taking her in will be prosecuted.
land, s. c._a-o*
I WILL PAY, for an unlimited
time, 2??c. per pound, cash, for all
the Hens 1 can get, other Poultry
and Eggs in proportion. Have just
received two cars of Bright Yellow
Cotton Seed Meal and some old-fash
ioned Hulls. Prices O. K. Pring your
Poultry and Eggs to the Bauknight
New Warehouse above Depot, or to
my store. West End. lt. I). OELK
ERS, Walhalla, s. c. l-tf
1 WANT CHICKENS.-If it isn't
convenient to bring to town, I will
come after them. I have no family
only one little boy--SO therefore my
expenses are small and can afford lo
pay better prices than others. See
me when you have Chickens for sale.
Will bo on all week days on Main
street, by tho old Riemann Hotel,
down-town - Main street. Honest
weights and fair dealings to all. See
Chicken Man, Walhalla, S. C. I*
GET BUSY-Keep Busy.-ls your
job unsafe? ls lt permanent? Yon
want a lifelong business. You can get
into such a business selling more
than 137 Watkins Products direct to
furmers if you own auto or team, or
can get one; if you can give bond
with personal sureties. We hack you
with big selling helps; 52 years In
business; 20.000,000 users of our
products. Write for information
whero you can get territory. J. ri.
WATKINS CO., Department C. Wi
nona, Minnesota. 1-4*
Mituidln Street, Walhalla, S. C.
Sacrament of Pennnco. . . .0.30 a. m.
Mass and Sermon.10.00 a. m.
Reverend Thomas J. Mackln,
P. O. Box 82, Anderson, S. C.
0 . AaWA AVAlei
Pendleton Brick Go.,
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.j? *j* * j* *i* *] . * *. j? ?j* ?j* * j? ?j* ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?j?
Mrs Baylis W. Harrison is vis
iting relatives and friends in Charles
ton Ibis week. j
Miss Eloise Strother loft tho Hrs!
of this week for Johnston, whero she
will bo for a short while visiting her
sister, Mrs. C. P. Corne.
Mrs. C. W. Pitchford, Jr.. and
children returned last week from
Greenwood, where they had been for
some limo with Mrs. Pltchford's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Clinkscnlcs.
The office of County Superin
tendent of Education L. c. Spca ros
will he closed during the remainder
of this week, Superintendent Spoares I
having gone yesterday to Columbia I
Official business.
-AU makes standard sowing ma
chine needles at Moss & Ansel's,Wal
halla.- adv.-24-tf.
- Miss Rosa Cantrell left Mon
day for Charlotte, N. C., where alie j
will completo her business course.
Her many friends wish for her every
- .Married, at the residence of Rev.
S. A. Tow, on Sunday. Jan. 23d, Mists
.Myrtie Nichols and Wm. Husk. Thc
ceremony was performed by Kev. s.
A. Tow. The young couple have the
best wishes of many friends.
J. K. Sitton, of f! roon vi Ho, was
a welcome business visitor In Wal
halla yesterday. He ls highly pleas
ed with his new heine in Greenville,
and his family are delighted with
the change that they have made.
-Rev. K. !\ Taylor and his Utile
grandson left last .Monday for Hates
burg, where they will be for several
days visiting tho family of one of
Mr Taylor's sons. They expect to re
turn to Walhalla during this week.
The pupils of .Miss Rhodes,
music teacher of the Walhalla High
School, will give a recital on Friday
evening of this week at S o'clock
(Jan. 28th), tit the High School Au
ditorium. A cordial Invitatoin is ex
tended to all to attend.
?-You have had trouble with your
battery, but lt was not a Willard. One
Willard will end your battery trou
bles. Hughs Garage, Walhalla.-adv
-J. W. Morgan, trustee of the
Neville school, requests us to state
that tin* Neville school opened last
Monday, tho 24th, with Mrs. W. S.
Blanche!t as principal. It is earnest
ly desired that till parents have their
children enter school at the present
- ''"rank H. Hill and son Harry, of
Highlands. N. C.. were in Walhalla
for a short while the first of this
week, they having brought down a
load of apples, which they were dis
posing of to the citizens of Walhalla.
Mr. Hill has done away with bis
mule team in bringing down produce
and Is now using a "John Henry."
-The rumor has gained consider
able currency that J. R. Plyler has
resigned his position as Attendance
()dicer for Oconoe. Just how this ru
mor got started i.s not known, but wo
have the assurance of Superintendent
Speares that there is absolutely no
foundation in fact for I'. Mr. Plyler
is continuing his serviv.es in his im
portant position without, so far as
we are able to ascertain, any inten
tion of leaving his post.
The Paul 1 layne Circle had a
?nos? delightful meeting with Mrs.
Wade C. Hughs last Friday after
noon. Mrs. John Hendy, the presi
dent, was present, and presided. Al
ter roll-call and reading of the min
utes, tho following program was an
nounced: Headings by Mesdames
Brown and Stock. A victrola selec
tion was enjoyed. The visitors thal
added pleasure for the afternoon
were Mrs. L. W. Langston and Miss
Bessie Taylor. '-During the social
hour Mrs. Hughs served dainty re
freshments and was assisted in her
duties as hostess by Mrs. Jesse C,
Neville. The meeting adjourned I )
meet with Mrs. B. F. Sloan on Feb
ruary 4th.
-Others have been tried and
found wanting. Tho Willard battery
never fails. Hughs Garage, Walhal
-The home of \\\ B. Sanford,
who lived near Westminster, was de
stroyed hy lire on Tuesday night of
last week. The burning of the build
ing resulted in the death of Mr.
Sanford's mother, an aged lady, who
i was burned lo death, lt was not
known until after the fire wis over
, that the aged lady had lost lt tr life,
hut after the fire had subsided suffi
ciently to permit of examination of
the premises the charred hones of
: her body were found, the flesh having
been completely consumed. We have
been unable to learn any other de
tails. Mr Sanford, who is well and
favorably known to many in Oconee.
will have the deepest sympathy of
hosts of friend? in his grief over the
untimely death of his mother and In
the los.- oT his home.
- lt dees no; seem to he gener
ally known by the ex-soldiers of our
county that they are entitled to free
dental work still, bur we have notice
to this t from government
sources. Ml ex-SOldlers who hold
honorable discharges ai irn draw
ing compensation, are eni lo Ibis
free dental service. Those, desiring
to take advantage of this govern
ment benefit should write to tho
Supervivo- of the f,th District, H. S.
Public Health Service, I Dental Sta
tion.? Atlanta. Ga., and secura au
thority for examination, Dr. w. R.
Craig, of Walhalla, bad charge of
ibis work during Hie war, and it is
presumed that he will still be the
accredited dentist for this public ser
vice in Oconee. However, authority
for examination should he secured
by writing tn Atlanta, as above
i slated, before taking the matter up
- I nm expecting a lot of line
fresh bay te ra for Fridays and Satur
days. Remember Hurt's Cafe, J. B.
Gillespie, Prop., Walhalla.-adv38tf
-On Ibo fourth pago litis week
will be found a very attractive an
nouncement Of The People's Store.
I.. Fayonsky, Proprietor. Mr. Fny
onsky. with tho assistance ol' his new
manager. Sam Smithson, is prepar
ing lo wake things up next Friday by
practicing deep and universal price
Slashing in keeping with the times.
Which are demanding reductions in
order to move goods and make set
tlements possible, in some Instances
the price reductions exceed .", n por
cent, and they will probably almost
average that figure. This sale will
bogle Friday morning next (day af
ter to-morrow) ami will continuo
through to Saturday night, Fob, IL'.
Take advantage of Ibis oller if you
are in need of goods of the kind car
ried hy The People's store clothing
and dry goods, shoes, initions, under
wear, etc. The first three ladles who
make purchases amounting lo $.">
will bo given a handsome prize. Head
the nd, from beginning to end, and
be on hand lo take advantage of
the many bargains offered. J
-The beat ls the cheapest, and
that is the Willard. Hughs Gfcrano.
--We aro requested to announce
that Hov. C. G. Kinsley will presen
nt Poplar Springs Baptist church on
next Sunday morning ut I o'clock.
Tho public is cordially Invited.
A. T. Smith and family have
moved to West Hud i Wost ?'nion.i
where they will imike their heine
for the present. James lt. Long ?ins
moved with hts family from n par
Seneca to Mr. Smith's farm, of wk ?di
ho will have charge. We extend lo
Mr. Long und his estimable family
tl hearty welcome to this section.
-Mrs. C. C, Whilmire loft last
Saturday for Nona, Ga., where she
was called on account ol' thu critic"!
illness of her mother. Mrs. B. '.v'
Hawkins. Mrs. Hawkins died before
her daughter was able to reach her
bedside. There ?ire many friends here
and elsewhere who wil join with us
In extending to tho bereaved ones
sympathy in their sorrow.
-Wo are glad to welcome Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Cross" among us again.
They have moved back to Walhalla
from Seneca.wileri? they have resided
for ti year or more. Mr. Cross, we
understand, has taken a position In
the Blue Ridge service here, succeed
ing Frank K Schroder, who has been
transferred to Pondleton, where he
will hold the posliton of operator.
We regret to lose Frank from oar
town, hut wish him woll wherever
he may be located.
- Mrs. X L. Fant was called to
Anderson last Sunday on account of
the Illness of hor mother, Mrs. W.
(?. Smith. The many friends of the
family will regret to learn that Mn.
Smith's condition, while not critical
is serious, bhe has suffered a par
tial stroke of paralysis. Late word
from the sick room has been of a
varying nature, indicating that the
extent of the trott!)'*! is not definitely
known as yet. We join with hosts
of other Walhalla friends of this
good lady In the hope that she may
soon he restored to her usual good
- Last Friday night Policeman
H. Rutledge had a close call while
making his rounds. He was over on
the High School hill looking about
a section where there has been more
or less trouble at times, and while
there met ti negro man, with whom
he stopped and talked for a shor'
while. While talking to this man a
voice from a short distance away, hy
the side of a tree, called to the dar
key, and demanded to know to whom
be was talking. The darkey replied.
"To a friend." There was another
demand to know who it was, and
then a pistol shot was fired at Mr.
Itetledgo from behind the tree. As
Mr. Rutledge endeavored to get. his
pistol from under his overcoat there
was another shot, and the culprit
began to move from tree to tree,
(iring a third shot later. Mr. .Rut
ledge finally got a slight glimpse of
the shadowy form and fired twee
at it. but the man made his escaie.
It is believed that the negro who
did the shooting was Priestley Hen
derson, and he has not been sten
since. The other darkey declares
that he did not know who Hie cul
prit was, and did not know of
Iiis presence there until he called
out to know who the man was ho
was talking to. Developments will
bo watched with interest, and it is
thought that the negro who fired the
shots at the policeman will eventu
ally be arrested and dealt with.
I Lived in Swamps, and Caught His
Wife in Hear Trap.
Laurel, Miss., .lan. 24.- Driven
from his cabin in thc swamps along
Leaf river by high water, Albert Par
sons, an aged white man, and a wo
man, who says she is his wife, wore
brought to Laurel a couple of days
ago and placed in the county poor
house. The finding of the Parsons ?3
believed to set at rest the reports of
a wild man, current for years, said
to be living in this section.
Parsons says he and his wife lived
on wild roots, berries ?md what ani
mals they were able to trap. With
them yb on found was a child which,
despite the cold weather, was entirely
without, clothing. Parsons told the
sheriff that he caught his wife In a
sloel hear trap years ago.
The authorities to-day were con
ducting investigations in an effort to
ascertain whether the I wo-y ear-old
child had been kidnapped.
Parsons, in good physical condi
tion despite bis age and the hard
ships of his life, told the county au
thorities that he was in possession of
homestead rights to property adj?ln
I lng the tumble-down cabin which
bas been the home of the couple for
years. The child he declined lo dis
The woman, he said, he captured
in a hear trap I went yt li ne years
ago and made ber his wife. Although
incoherent in her statements, thc wo
man stated that she though! she was
fifty years old, and remembered 'Hav
ing been in a light willi a wild cat
some time ago. One of ber eyes was
put out and her body was badly scar
When found the man's clothes were
, in Inttcrs, the woman wore but a
single garment and the child. ;i girl,
was naked. The child was apparently
in splendid health and scouted lo
have been well fed.
Parsons was aided in his primitive
farming by a blind horse, which, ho
said, be had captured.
Sudden changes in winds and nu
I meron- islands mnko navigation on
j the Hallie Sea especially dangerous.
Pnreiit-TencheiM' Association lo Hold
Important Meeting.
-. I
Seneca, Jun. 2.">.-Special: ' Mrs..
.1. W. Todd spent several days the
past week itt Anderson with her sis
ter, Miss .lanie Frlerson. and anion.1,"
other relatives.
Miss Thelma Vernor has recenily
had an honor conferred on her hy
tho Wade Hampton Literary Society
of Winthrop College hy making horj
marshal. Especially is this a dis
tinct compliment, to Miss Venter |
since this is her first year as a mem
ber of the student body of Winthrop.
Miss Veiner is a daughter of Mi.
and Mrs. Singleton Vernor, who re
sided in Selma, Ala., until six months
ago, when they adopted Seneca us
their home.
Mrs. E. A. Hines spent a couple of
days delightfully with friends in Hei
zer tho past week.
Next Sunday, being the fifth Sun
day In tho month, there will bo
proaching at 1?.16 o'clock In the
Episcopal church by the rector, Hov.
Guy Fraser, when tho Sacrament of
tho Holy Communion will bo admin
istered. A cordial invitation ls ex
tended to the public to worship with
the Episcopal congregation at that
A pleasant meeting of tho Once.-a
Week Club was held Thursday af
ternoon, Mrs. It. D. Neill being tho
hostess. In tho absence of tho pres
ident, Mrs. Hines, the vice president,
Mrs. H. A. Lowery, presided in her
usual gracious manner. After roll
call, tho minutes and the business of
the day were disposed ?f, the atten
tion of the club was given to the lit
erary program, which was in charge
of Mesdames Marett and Adams. The
subjects. "Public Funds" and "Tax
ation" were ably presented, and
these were followed by an Interest
ing discussion by tho members. Dur
ing the social hour the hostess was
assisted hy Mesdames Stribling and
Coates and Edwards in serving de
licious refreshments. The living room
gave one a glimpse of spring, with
bowls of daffodils and paper wiitin
narcissi, which filled the room with
fragrance. The club colors, yellow
and white, were carried out in the
spring flowers. Mrs. J, W. Willis will
entertain tho club to-morrow after
noon, and as the program will be a
spocial musical one, thc members
aro looking forward to having a rare
The February meeting of the Pa
rent-Teachers' Association will bc
held in the school auditorium on
Tuesday, the 1st. The program will
be as follows: Roll-call; responded
to with some educational news. A
double quartet, by high school boys,
with Supt. Coates director. "Story,"
third grade child. "The Pari of Pa
rent-Teachers' Association In Civic
Betterment." Mrs. S. K. Dendy. Dis
cussion, "Some Needed Improve
ments that. Parent-Teachers' Associa
tion May Supply."
Prof. J. P. ('oates observed the
birthday of Lee hy giving the faculty
and pupils a half holiday In the Sen
eca schools.
It is with regret that we learn of
the sorlous illness of Mrs. W. W.
Burley at tho home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Harper. While
the latest report, from her side is
more favorable, her condition is yet
very serious.
In Fearful Explosion at Memphis,
Tenn., when Tank Car Blew t'p.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 21--At least
25 persons, most of them negroes,
were killed, according to police es
timates, and r>0 or more injured hy
an expolsion of a tank car of gaso
line near the niling station of thc
Cloyar-Keese Co., set off presumably
by ?i spark from workman's chisels.
The explosion tore to splinters a row
of frame dwellings al Front and
Looney streets bert! to-day, and shat
tered windows within a radius of I fi
blocks and shook the entire north
end of the city.
The resultant lire which for a
time threatened to spread to a gas
plant and several nearby manufac
turing concerns, was checked before
it gained any great headway.
Police and lire department offi
cials nttrihll ?d the blast to chance
sparks from the chisel of a work
man, who was caulking Ibo tank,
the spa k failing into the gasoline
when another workman removed tho
cap from the top of the tank. Two
of the workers were torn to hits,
while tho third escaped practically
it usera Iched.
A row of tenement houses a block
in length, all of frame construction,
wore leveled hy the force of the ex
plosion, killing and maiming (heir
occupants. Ten bodies, torn almost
beyond recognition, were removed
within a few minutes, and every am
bulance in the city was summoned
to remove the Injured to hospitals.
In fill, fifty persons were given treat
ment. Many of these were seriously
hurt. Others, bruised and cul by the
glass, were given treatment by phy
sicians nt the scene.
While the police estimate the dead
at about 2">. the loll of fatalities, lt
ls stated several hours after Ihe ex
plosion, may he larger when a com
plete check is made of thc occupants
of the dwellings, and after explora
tion is made of the ruins.
The detonation of the explosion was
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Don't overlook these Saws and prices when you
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Whitmire-Marett Hardware Co.
Westminster, Walhalla,
South Carolina.
ZZ\ \ Off for Cash
$50.00 COATS AT $34.50.
45.00 "
40.00 "
35.00 "
Men's Clothing. ?
$60.00 Coat Suits at $40.00.
" " 34.50.
$20.00 Boys' Suits at $14.00.
18.00 " " " 12.00.
12.50 " " " 8.50.
10.00 " " " 7.50.
C. W. Pitchford,
Walhalla, S. C.
heard throughout tho city, and the
thousands who Hocked to the scene
added to the confusion and made dif
ficult the work of the police and vol
unteer rescue purtles.
Tho filling station whore the ex
plosion occurred was not badly dam
aged. On ono side of tho station
was a huge brick and concrete pump
ing station, which absorbed the force
of the blast. Windows in it were
torn out, but otherwise the building
was not damaged. The block directly
south of the one whore the havoc
was wrought is unoccupied,
Tho fact that an even greater
deal li toll was not taken was at
tributed to the fact thal many of the
occupants of the ill fated building
had left for their work.
The first bodies found were of four
negro women and a baby. Their bod
ies were found a short distance from
their homo, while scattered over a
radius of a block or more were.? oilier
bodies. Virtually no trace of the
tank car was left.
While the fire was brought lindoi
control shortly after tho explosion,
the work of flin rescuers was made
hazardous hy tho fact that other gas
oline-filled cars were in the I ni ni od?
ale vicinity in the path of flying
embers and isolated hy tho torn-up
tracks. Police lines wero established
two blocks from the scene of the de
Karly ostini a los of the property
damage Indicated (hat it would not
exceed $15 0,000.
One of the injured brought to the
general hospital was an unidentified
negro boy who, after hoing hurled
into tho air, fell into a nearby bayou
with both legs broken.
An hour after the first explosion
a second tank car blew off its ti),,
and sent the crowds scurrying to
sind ter Beyond wrecking tho car
this blast caused only small damage.
Walhalla, S. C.
Old Post Office Building.
on quick order. First-Class
j Service. Drop in and get a
1 Meal or Lunch,
Burt's Cafe,
Chinese typewriters are now being
made by American manufacturers.
Celebrate* I Ol) th Birthday.
Union, S. C., .ian. L'I.Mrs. Susan
j Kirby, of Union, yesterday celebrated
her lO?Uh birthday anniversary with
an elab?ralo dinner given in her
honor and attended by thirty guests.
Mrs. Kirby, who resides with her
son here, appears to be physic-illy
and mentally active.
Born nt Rutherfordton, N. C., she
was married in the early 50*8 to J.
M. Kirby and had eleven children,
five of whom are living. Thero aro
2 1 grandchildren and I (', great-grand

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