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( Established 1840.) Published Every Wodhesday Morning SOUSCRIPTION PRICE. Ono Year .$1.00 Blx Months .55 Three Months.30 Advertising Rtitos Reasonable. Ry Stock, Sholor, Hughs & Sholor. Communications ot a personal character charged for as advertise ments. Obituary notices, cards of thanks and tributes of respect, either by individuals, lodges o>- churches, aro charged for as for advertisements at rate of ono cent u word. Cash must accompany manuscript, and all such notices will bo marked "Adv." in conformity with Federal ruling on mich matters. WALHALLA, S. C. WEDNESDAY i A PHIL -?7, lO??l. j. nour, MCMAHAN HAS MOVED To Virginia from North Carolina, still Interested In Oconeo. Wc aro En receipt of tho following letter from our good friend. ,1. lt. McMahon, who some lime ago moved from oconeo to North Carolina: Occoquan, Va., April 23. tiditor Keowoo Courier: Enclosed Und money order for $1. for which please renew my subscrip tion to The Courier for another year. OS gelling this good old paper is Uko getting a letter from home, as I have lots of connections and old friends in Oconeo. I moved from Concord, N. C., to ('.is place a short while ago. The pjstolllce Is at Woodbridge, Va. 1 nm - S miles from Washington and 12 miles below Mount Vernon, on tho Potomac river. I have bought a fruit farm, ten or twelve acres in orchard. Some of the apple trees are 1 )> inches across the stump, some pear trees ir? inches through. I have every kind of fruit that will grow in this country-pecan trees and even chestnuts; grapes and commercial blackberries. About a third of the orchard is in pear trees, but the frost killed the years this year. I have lots of apples, but still not a full crop, l farm enouch land to em ploy my force, and while we plow the land we can watch the steam boats plow the Potomac. This is said to ho one of tho best fishing grounds on the Potomac. The Occo quan creek empties Into the Potomac here, forming the Occoquan bay. Miles came down from Washington last night, and he and the little boys went fishing this morning. They were gone about two or three hours and came back with 34 fish, and the shortest one was over len inches in length. We have more fish here than wo can use. and in the winter the hay ls swarming with wild duck. \ mile mi the creek, at the mouth of Pull's Pun. there are plenty or wim turkey. There is just one thing I would like to see, and that Is Frank Taylor. Lem Galbreath and Duff Mc Malian out on this bay fishing. Ga briel might blow his trumpet and St. Peter beckon them, but I believe thev would fish right on. We are in Prince William county, and Manassas is the county seat, ll is a beautiful country, and I like the looks of things fine. With best regards lo nil the folks back home. Vorv I ru Iv von rs. J. ft. McMahnn. Harding lt retails Baptist Ground. Washington. April 23.-President Harding to-day turned the first spadeful) of earth for tho National Baptist Memorial to be erected here in honor of Hoger Williams and his fiKiif for religious liberty. Proml ;. baptists from throughout this c in y were here for the occasion. The campaign for the erection of the memorial was started four years ago by thc Joint committee of the Northern and Southern Baptists, numbering more than seven million, and is expected to cos! about $.">00, 000. Tho site, a part of which now ls occupied by Immanuel church.was dedicated a year ago when tho South ern Baptist Convention was in ses sion here. The building will be of Colonial classic type, and in front will be lo cated a statue of Hoger Williams, founder of the system of a freo church and pioneer proponent of re ligious liberty. TOURISTS MAROONED ON ISLAM) For Thirteen Days Aro Little Hie Worse for Experience. Miami. Fla., April Lillie the worse from their experience of l>e ing storm-bound for thirteen days on Cal Key, Jamaica, a small island in the Bahama group, 1 .'> miles casi ol' Miami, Mr. and Mrs. Webb Jay and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dashlol. of Chicago, to-day say thai (he iori nigh I spent on the island was enjoy able with tho one exception of the worry tiny knew their long absence would cause their friends. Tho party was brought to Miami late friday afternoon by an airplane which was sent out from here in search of the four Mr. Jay is president of the Coco loho Club, which maintains a largo club house on Cat Key. and the stranded party spent tho (lavs in this club house and In the palatial Island homo of M. W. Strong, both of which are well stocked with providions. "There is nothing in ?ho report that we were 'tailored and lorn' and had lived principally on fish," said Mr. Jay to-day. Despite the IOHM of lifo during the World War. Paris luus gained 10,000 Jo population since 1911. THE LOCAL NEWS PROM SENECA Ladles Assist liocnl Authorities in Beautifying I'nrk-other Items. Seneca, April 2 0.-Special: Tho j "French Vaudeville." a burlesque! entertainment, which was glvon lal tho school auditorium Thursday night to a packed house, was brim full of fun from beginning to end, which fact was testified to by tho, almost continuous round of applause j and laughter from the audience. The cast of characters Included about j thirty of the representative men and; womon of Ibo town. Mrs. Beulah Fitzgerald, of Atlanta, trained the! different characters and furnished: costumes, but the entertainment was given under tho auspices of the Once-j n-Weok Club. The door receipts ex-? coed od tho expectations of the most optimistic mem hors. The park has gone through a very noticeable Improvement in the past few weeks, since our "City Fathers" asked for tho co-operation of the ladles to help them plan and direct tho work toward transforming this neglected eye-sore to a "park beau tiful." Not only did many of the ladles suggest and direct and also give plants from their yards, hut with their own hands they assisted in planting them, so eager were they to have a part in accomplishing this long-felt ticed of beautifying the park, which is ideally located and adapted for both day and moonlight picnics and other out-door social gatherings, and will no doubt be a popular resort during the summer months. In a few weeks or months Ibo result of tho work from planting cannas, chrysanthemums. shrubs, otc, will give pleasing returns, not only to those who were most active in the good work, but to tho public in general who pass this way and necessarily spend an hour or so in waiting to make railroad connec tions. This is a movement in which every citizen of Seneca should feel a personal pride and interest in holp tng to make tho park an attractive ?>nd restful place. As Saturday marked the 23(1 an niversary of tho death of Mrs. Gladys j Rumsey Hamilton, tho teachers and Glass No. 3 of tho Presbyterian Sun day school, wishing to silently testify that Ihoir memory of her is still warm and cherished, they carried beautiful flowers to Mountain View cemetery hist Saturday afternoon and lovingly placel them on the sa cred spot where rest the mortal re mains of their friend and co-worker of Class No. 3. of which she was a ''>yal and faithful member. The va cant place in the class will be long and sadly felt. Though "Miss Gladys" is dead, yet she will live on and on through the good influence left be hind. It will bo of special interest to the people of Seneca to know that Miss Josie Dendy, of Seneca High School, was among the successful ones in the girls' expression contest, which was held in Columbia last week. There were 30 girls, representing as many schools in different parts of the State, who entered tho contest. From this number ten of the best speakers were selected for the finals, and Miss Josie was ono of the num ber, her subject being "When the Moon Rose." Her many friends con gratulate the young lady on the hon ors brought back to Seneca High School through her. Miss Claire Sloan, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. n F. Sloan, of Walhalla, was also a contestant, acquitting herself admi rably and receiving honorable men tion, which in itself wns a distinct honor. Miss Claire represented Wal halla High School, and Oconee is justly proud of these young ladies. This week is being observed. State-wide, observed by many of the churches and Sunday schools as . Children's Week." Wo are pleased to note that our esteemed towns man, Dr. IO. A. Hines, will have a place on the program for Friday af ternoon in Sp:|rtanbur)fg'.s celebra tion. His subject will be "Keeping the Bilby Well." Thc same afternoon Mrs. W ..I. McCtlothlin, of Green ville, will (alk on "Laying Founda tions for Christian Character." One of the most pleasant gather ings of the members of the Onoe-a Weok Club this season was that on Thursday afternoon last, with Mrs. W. J. Lunney as the gracious host ess. The home, which is so well adapted for occasions of this kind, was unusually attractive. As day light was shut out. the parlor, din ing room and living room were bril liantly lighted willi dozens of un shaded pink candles in crystal can delabra, and the fragrance from the many howls of roses made an Ideal setting for this get-together of the members and a dozen or moro vis itors, in the absence of Mrs. B. A. Lowery, tho president, Mrs. Dempey Amarna presided. All business and literary duties were suspended and the Hmo was given to Miss .Tamos Perry, who had been invited lo ad dross tho club on tho lines of "Citi zenship," which is the course of study the club has take* ip for the year. Mrs. E. \. Hines, in a few well-chosen words. Introduced \?i*> Ferry in her usual easy and grace ful manner, Miss Perry is a daughter of Prof. and Mrs. .lames Perry, of Greenville, and is ,i young woman of marked ability, and is also one of Ibo rising > ?ung '.nv.yors of G eon ville. Her talk was M tho point and was full of instru? live and helpful suggestions as to ono becoming a better citizen. Miss Perry is thor oughly familiar with tho subject rind all the various branches of what "citizenship" embraces. Mesdames Willis. Lester. Dendy and Neill gave two quartet los. and ii solo by Mrs. Lester, with Mrs. Ruskin Anderson at the piano, wore also enjoyed and were heartily applauded. Mrs. J. P. Coates and Mrs. R. I). Neill presided at tho punch bowl During tho social half hour, or "got-togolhor" half hour, with tho guest of honor. Miss Perry, tho hostess served delicious block cream and cake, which carried out tho color scheme of tho floral decorations, pink and white. Mrs. Lunney was assisted bv Mesdames Dendy. Willis. Coates and Nelli. Tho meeting to-morrow will bo with Miss Manilo Burgess. Subscribo for Tho Courlor. (Bost) I WOMAN KIMAS I IKK HU8HANI>, Who Hud Previously Benton Her. Used Pocket Kui ft for Stubbing. Florence, S. C., April 25.-'Edna Harrison ls in Jail here charged with i tho murder of her husband. John llarlson. Tho killing resulted from ?a tight between tho two on Sunday night, it is said. Tho woman used a pocket knife in tho stabbing. She claims that tho man attompted to slash her throat with tho knife, und when ho dropped it sho picked it up and cut him. Harrison walked al most a block away from ?the home before ho died. Witnesses declare that Harrison had beaten tho woman ono day last week. When officers inspected the room where the light occurred Sunday they found it prac tically wrecked, so terrific had hoon the struggle between the man and his wife. The coroner's jury holds Edna Harrison for tho killing. Sho claims self-defense. Columbia Constable Blackjacked. Columbia, April 25.- Prank P. Grlmsley, a constable for a magis trate here, was blackjacked, knocked unconscious and robbed of $172 tts he was on bis way homo in the sub urbs Thursday night last, according to report ho made to the police. Mr. Qrimsley was asked by two soldiers for a match, and when Iiis hand was in his pocket ono of the soldiers struck him in the face with what the constable thought was a j blackjack. This was tho last the of ficer knew for some time. When ho came to himself ho found his wallet gone. In it were a number of checks that had been marked by the bank "insufficient funds," and had been turned over to the constable as evi dence for prosecutions under tho bad check law. There was also currency ii thc wallet to thc amount of $172. S KM,OOO,OOO in Railroad Losses. Atlanta. April 2">.- Railroads of the United States lost $104,000,.?| in 1020 from robbery of freight and damage caused to freight, the latter due chiefly to the negligence of em ployees and defectivo equipment, ac cording to ligures presented here to day at a conference of 75 freight claim agents and operating officials of railways in the Southeast. Loss In robberies alone amounted to approximately $2,000,000 a month In the United States during 1920. it was declared, and the officials said that judges had been too lenient in imposing sentences on convicted rob-1 hers of freight cars. Last year three cents out of every dollar the railroads earned was wasted In freight loss, this being against one cent in previ ous years, lt was stated. The Norton School Closed. Norton school, at Old Pickens, closed a most successful term April 15, celebrating the event by enter taining about 200 friends with an evening of songs, recitations and plays, in which the quality and quan tity were on a par, so the length of the program attests to the degree of each : A Hearty Welcome-Woodrow Hughes. Laughing Song-School. Inquisitive Minister - Eula Bot toms. The Geography-Frank Bottoms. Mischievous Elf-Woodrow Gantt. "WIshin' "-Wade Whltmire. Pantomime and Tableau. "Nearer, My God. to Thee." The Little Boy--Frank Turner. Tommy Tumble Over - Ernest White., Tho Snail-Leedell Moody. Independence-Robert White. Spring Song-1st and lid grades. Play. "The Cute Family." The Brownie Play-1st and 2d grades. Lazy Bones--Luther Morgan. Tho Last Hymn - Della Evatt. Play. "Closing Day of ?canvllle i chool"-'Intermediate grades. Tho Fiddle Told-Ellon Morgan. I Wonder Why-Austin Frady. Wedding of the Flowers. A Yankee In Love-Luther Mor gan. Questioning the Schoolmaster Lester Clark. Somebody Did-Bessie Powell. Song and Tableau, "Swinging Neath the Old Apple Tree. Emmett's Defense--Ray Whltmiro I'm Rad. I Am (hy request) - El i zahel h Hughs. Song. Bashful Town. Rastus Blink's Minstrel Show. An ndmlssion of I and 23 cents wiped out the Indebtedness on an j organ bought by voluntary subscrip tions for the school this winier. Mrs. J. W. Rankin and her assist ants. Misses Talley and Ansel, have had tho hearty co operation of the pupils, trustees and patrons, and en joyed greatly their work in -his his toric old place. Columbia Bank to Appeal Case. Columbia, April 2"?.- Tho Palmet to National Bank of Columbia bas served Attorney General Wolfo with i notice of appeal of the case brought hy the State against the hank for collection of $12.OOO, and which was recently decided by tho Circuit Court In Columbia in favor of ino State. Tho case will probably bo argued be fore the Supreme Court during the term starting next October. The case Involves Iwo chocks, each for the sum of $0,000, paid to tho State Treasurer lo cover Slate and county taxes collected in Greenwood and McCormick counties. The two checks were cashed hy thc bank on which drawn, but, duo lo the failure of another bank in Greenwood, tho No Aerial Mall for Chinese. While Chang Tao Lin, who today dominates the north of China, was wondering Just what he would do with six airplanes which he ordered from England tho question of tho disposal of three of them was settled for him. Ho was undecided whether to use them for military purposes or for tho . establishment of a mnll service, In ac cordance with tho terms of tho con tract. While debating tho question he, ordered three to bo sent to Mukden, j for posslblo postal uso, nnd tho re- | matador to Pnotlngfu for military pur poses. Those shipped to Mukden were I loaded on Hat cars and started on j their way. Some distance from Tient- i sin they humped a railroad bridge and were not only smashed but also put the bridge out of commission. So lt looks ns though those who expected to get their mall via thc air route aro doomed to disappointment. Thrill Not on Program. President Ohregon of Mexico has given his sanction to bull lighting by appearing one Sunday afternoon when Rodolfo Gamin nnd Ernesto Pastor fought Jointly. Ho occupied a ring side seat. When Pastor, playing the Inst bull, made what appeared to be a death thrust, tho President aroso to leave and tho band Immediately struck up tho national anthem. The hull, however, was not dead and start ed to charge. At the sound of the an them ho stopped In his tracks, lowered his hood, and with Pastor standing nt rigid attention not three feet from the hull's horns, the hymn was completed. A second later the bull tumbled over dead. Veteran tlghtgoors asserted the spectacle was the strongest ever seen in tho Mexico City arena.-Brooklyn Eagle, Then All Was Quiet. Junior has reached tho age of In quisitiveness. With grandma, he was making a soclnl call. Ile noticed that the plano was not In tho same posi tion ns the one at home, that the dav enport was different, nnd that the library table was of another design and coiled attention to the facts In tones that all heard. "Grandma," he said, finally, "haven't they got any moro chairs?" "Why of course they have. Now keep quiet." "Well, why Is that man sitting on the piano stool then?" Profiteering Approved. .Tm sorry, young man." said the druggist, as he eyed the small boy over the counter, "but I can only glte you half ns much enstor oil for a dime as I used to." The boy blithely handed him the coin. 'Tm not kicking." he remarked. ..The stuff's for me."-The Watchman Examiner (New Tork). memorial f^brettef Memorial trees have been planted by the hundreds In honor of the boys who fought In the great war, and hundreds will be planted yet In their honor, says the American Forestry Magazine. But why stop with the planting of one tree In honor of each? Why not make lt a half-acre, or even more, for each, and bunch the plant ing to make a forest? We cnn call lt whatever we may, a township, a mu nicipal, n county or a community for est, letting lt bc distinctly understood that lt ls to serve as a memorial for ever to those for whom planted. NOTICE OF ELECTION. Stale of South Carolina, County of Oconee. To the Qualified Electors and Reg istered Freeholders of Legal Vot ing Age in Norton School District, No. 37: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: That an Election will be held at tho Norton School House on WEDNESDAY, tho 11th day of MAY, 1021, between the hours of 7 A. M. and I P. M., for the purpose of voting upon tho ques tion of levying a Special Tax of Five Mills on all taxable property of said District, to be used for school put . poses in said District, in accordance with Section 1712. Civil Code of South Carolina, 1012. Respectfully, J. H. M. WHITMIRE, N. T. DY Alt. T. R. KEITH, Trasteos of Norton School District, No. 37. April 27, 1921 ._17-18 CITATION NOTICE. The State cf South Carolina. County of Oconee.-By V. F. Martin, Esq., Judge of Probate.-WhereaB, Miss Pauline G. Goodman has made suit to me to grant her Letters of Administration of the Estate of and Effects of Mrs. Sallie C. Goodman, Deceased These are, therefore, to cito and admonish all and singular tho kin dred tind creditors of tho said Mrs. Sallie C. Goodman. Deceased, (bat they be and appear before me, In Ihn Court of Probate, to bo held at Wal halla Court Houso, South Carolina, on FRIDAY, the 6th day of May, 1921, after publication hereof, at ll o'clock in tho forenoon, to show cause, if any they have, why tho said administration should not be granted Given under my hand and soal this 2 1st day of April, A. D. 1 02 1. (Seal.) V. F. MARTIN, Judge of Probate for Oconee County South Carolina. Publish 1 on the 2 71 li day of April and ho 4th day of May, 1021, in The KoOwee Courier and on ?he Court House door for the time pre scribed hy law. April 27. 1021. 17-18 Palmotto National Bank of Colum bia did not got his monoy. Tho hank charged tho amount to the Stale's account, and suit, was brought by tho Attorney General to collect tho amount from tho bank. The case was docldod in favor of the Stato. S Summer-Time Necessities* Refrigerators ?* Ice Cream Freezers J* Fly Screens Water Coolers ?J* Glassware & Galvanized and Enameled Ware ?* Perfection Oil Stoves .?* Paints Oils ?* Varnishes, Etc, ?* Cultivators .* Sweeps, Fishing and Base Ball Supplies, Hammocks. Ballenpr Hardware aid Furniture Co., Seneca, S. C. ERTILIZERS Rampley's Meal Mixtures Compounded from the Highest Grade Plant Foods known to Science. Double Milled, insuring an even, uniform mixture and perfect mechanical condition. A Superior Fertilizer for Cotton, Corn, Small Grain and Vegetables. - ALSO - Blood Bone and Potash Mixtures, Soluble Fish Guano, all grades, Ammoniated Compounds, Acid and Potash Mixtures, Cotton Seed Meal, 18% Sodium Nitrate, 14% Genuine German Kainit, J. C. RAM PLEY, West Union. S. C. It Pays to Paint In a recent issue of ?>6e Progressive Farmer we find where a farmer writes something liKe this: Plis lAKES I HAVE- MADE" "In the year 1919 I built ii now house on my -10 aeres of land. I did not build tho vernades or PAINT the house be cause of the prices of paint and lumber, thinking it would be better to walt until prices came down, then do the work. Hut now my WINDOWS and DOORS are nearly ruined by tho weather, and the house is badly dam aged ; so it would have PAID me to have built the vernades and PAINTED the house in spite of high prices." FRIEND, you will make the same MISTAKE if you have property that needs Painting and don't Paint it. We carry good assortments of Sherwin-Williams Paints and Pcaslec-Gaulberts, There's none better than the lines we carry. You can paint your houses, barns, etc., now and pay us for the paint next October 1st. Whitmire-Marett Hardware Co. Westminster, Walhalla, South Carolina. At Ago Hit, Midget Sues for Divorce. Knox. Ind., April 22.---Che Mah, smallest man on carib," and famous in side-shows as the Tom Thumb of the Mongolian race, ls suing his American wife for divorce. Che Mah ls 28 Inches tall, weighs 10 pounds and is 83 years old. Mrs. Mah, how ovor, ls more than ilvo feet tall and is considerably his Junior. Clio Mab's first Amorican wife,who presented tho little man with a son, who grew to normal size, died a number of years ago. Clio Mhb mnr rlod again, but No. 2 did not fulfill Iiis oriental ideals. Dis "worst" charge ngninst her ls that sho went, lo visit her parents in Pennsylvania without asking his permission and neglected to advlso him whon abo would return. Prominent Presbyterian Dead. New York, April 21.-Rov. Dr. A. Woodruff Halsey, oi? years of ago. secretary of tho Hoard o.' foreign Relations of tho Prosbytorlan church since 1890, died at lils homo hero last night. From tho wasto of margorlno soap IB produced.