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Prominent Citizen Passed Away Lust
Thursday-A Wedding.
Seneca, Nov. 1.-'Special: After
a pleasant visit to relatives in Abbe
ville, Mrs. Baskin and little son Gus
have returned home.
Mrs. Marshal Rust, of Leesburg,
Va., is visiting her sister, Mrs. J/. L.
Miss Francas Alexander has been
home from Lander Cojlogo for two
weeks on account of sickuess. Wo
;Yh?s week tb resume her studies.
. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hopkins, of
Atlanta, and Miss Margie Holland,
who has been in Baltimore tho past
.month, were called home on account
of the sudden death of their father,
Waymar. Holland.
Cancer control week will be ob
served in Oconoo county from Oct.
30 to Nov. 5th by the Oconee Mcdi
ll Association. The first public meet
ing of the campaign will bo held on
to-morrow (Thursday) afternoon at
3.30 o'clock in the Westminster Bap
tist church. There will be a number
of strong addresses given by physi
cians of the association on the sub
ject of tho dreaded caneor,"~how to
rocognl/.e iMn its incipiency, how to
^control and how to treat same. It ls
very important-in fact, necessary
that every thinking man and woman
who can possibly (Jo so attend this
meeting so as ?o bo better prepared
to enter a couniy-wido campaign for
controling cancer, which is reaping a
harvest of human lives annually.
A gloom was felt over the entire
town when the sad news was rapidly
spread from ono to another that W.
A. Holland had passed into tho great
beyond at his place of business on
Malu street about 7 o'clock Thursday
. evening. While it was generally
.known that Mr. Holland had not
been in good health for about fifteen
' months, when ho suffered a serious
attack of apoplexy, yet there was not
a thought that the end of his life was
so near. He was at his store as usual
and bringing his day's business to a
0l03*>i preparatory to returning to his
hor i. He was sitting down, and,
without, a struggle ho gave a slight
gasp, which Mrs. Holland, who was
in t.ho store at the time, detected at
once, and was at his side immediate
ly. Medical aid was summoned and
every attention given, but the death
angel had claimed his spirit and ta
ken him home. The funeral was con
ducted from his late residence, where
n largo concourse of friends gathered
tb pay the last sad rites. The service
Wes conducted by Rev. I. E. Wallace,
of the 'Presbyterian church, and Rev.
J. W. Willis, of the Baptist church.
Tho interment was in Mountain View
cemetery by the side of his first wlfo
nnd daughter, who preceded him to
tho grave'several years ago. Resides
his widow he leaves three sons, Way
vnian A., Jr., of South America; Ooo.
Holland, Philadelphia; Hov. Charles
Holland, Baltimore, and two daugh
ters, Miss Margie Holland, of Seneca,
abd Mrs. Claude Hopkins, of Atlantn.
Four sisters also survive bim, these
being Mrs. Brownlee and Mrs. Ervin,
Abbeville county; Mrs. Anderson, of
Greenville, and Mrs. Lillie Sltton.who
spends most of her time In Seneca in
Ibo horne of her brother's family.
The warmest sympathy is extended to
tho boreas ones in this sad'hour
of their so. ow.
A beautiful marriage of the early
nutumn, and one in which all Seneca
's interested, is that of Miss Louie
Emma Lowery, of Plains, Ga., and
Thomas Huger Burgess, of Selma,
Ala., the marriage having taken placo
Oct. "7th i'i noon. The home was at
tractively decorated, green and white
pv?vi>i|lng In the color .?chemo, which
was beautiful in its simplicity. At
nd Winter
Goods were
) lowest mar
dan give you
lues. Let us
. Bauknight,
ULA, S. C.
: high noon, as the strains of the Men
I delssohn Wedding March rang out,
; with Mrs. Chalmers at the piano, the
I wedding party entered tho ceremony
room apd stood before an improvised
?altar of ferns and potted plants. The
! Impressive ceremony was said by tho
1 pastor of the bride, Rev. Johnson, o?
ho Baptist church. The bride wore
her golng-away coat suit of brown,
with hut and accessories to corre
spond, which was most becoming to
hor type of ?blonde beauty. After the
Ceremony a two-course luncheon was
sorved. Tho bride and groom left im
mediately, amid a sho\j^r/of rice, by
i.motor, X <ov :?Jto^rtott?f^j?^??' '. tho
. boarded th? 'train for Montgonl
Ala., where they spent a part pf their
honeymoon. They were accompanied
to Amoricus by a number of tho
gues s. Mr. and Mrs. Burgess will he
j at home at 20.r> Lamar Court, Selma,
Ala., after Nov. 1st. The bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Low
ory, of Plains, Qa., but has spent the
greater part of her life in Seneca, lt
as hero, in the graded school,where
'?o friendship was formed between
the couple, and which grew into love
J and terminated so happily in their
marriage. She ls a beautiful young
woman with those charming person
alities that win friends. Mr. Burgess
?is the only son of our esteemed
I townspeople. Dr. and Mrs. J. H. flnr
i goss, and has those distinct charac
j terlstlcs which mark the true type of
i a gentleman. When the call came for
I volunteers in the World War, Tom
heard the call and laid down his
books nt Clemson and enlisted. He]
wag overseas about 18 months. After
tho armistice he re-entered college
and graduated with the class of 1020.
Since that time he has boen located
In Selma. Ala., whore ho holds a lu
crative position as field agent for the
Selma Creamery, tho largest creamery
In tho United Slates. Only tho Imme
diate families of tho bride and groom
witnessed tho marriage, with a few
close friends. Dr. and Mrs, Burgess
and little Mary Burgess and Mis. T.
M. Lowery, Jr., wore there from Sen
eca. Tho best of wishes and con
gratulations attend this happy younr
couple from scores of friends in this
"tate, for a happy mnrried life.
Zion School Nov. 7th.
Zion .?..ehool will open Monday, Nov.
7th. All patrons are invited to at
tend the opening of the school and
aro urged to seo that all children of
school ago aro on hand for tho begin
ning of tho term. Miss Alice Corh'n
is principal of tho school, with Mrs.
Alma Alexander as assistant.
W. A. While, Trustee.
Notice to Teachers.
The Oconee County Teachers' As
sociation will meet at tho Walhalla
High School building Oil Saturday,
Nov. 12th, at 10.30 o'clock a. m.
Every teacher in tho county will bo
expected to be present at this ineot
I ing, ns there aro many problems to
Ibo discussed. Prof. D. L. Lewis, Ru
ral School Supervisor, wi i bo pres
ont. L. C. Spoaros,
Supt. of Education.
Tugaloo Township Singers.
Tho Tugaloo Township Singing As
sociation will meet with Bethel M. E.
I church, nenr the poor farm, on next
I Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 o'clock p. m. All
? havo a cordial invitation to bo pres
ent and help us. Let's have a good
singing'. J. R. Brown,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Tho host Is nlways tho cheapost.
'-'ometimos tho cheapost ls the host.
Any way you take it, Tho Courier
flt3 tho bill. Best and cheapest. It
takes >nly $1.00 to pot T?i* Courlor
for a yoai. but lt takos th:.t-and In
udvanco. No credit to nnytKMly.
Tho Groat Community Fuir at South
Union--Personal 1 tonus. fr
Fair Play, Oct. 31.-Special: fho
Fair Play High School began ita
19 21-22 session on Monday, Oct. 24,
with a splondid number of the pa
trons present to boost our school. The
building is under repair, and when
llnished will contain eight large class
rooms and an auditorium. We feel
that the building is something lo bo
proud of? aiid wu hope that each Citi
zen of tho community will do his or
her part to help beautify the bouse
and grounds, and then do their ut
most to help teachers and trustees
to keep it in good condition. Let us
make our school this year second to
no rural school in Coonee. We have
a splendid corps of teachers--Supt.
Bert Singleton, of Westminster, who
is ably assisted hy Misses Thodo, Per
kins, Link and Mrs. Louis Glymph.
Mrs. Wallace Glymph was to have
had charge of the beginners' depart
ment, but is ill willi typhoid fever.
However, she is getting along nicely,
and it is hoped that she will soon be
able to resume her duties in the
school room.
The Fair 'Play-South Union Fair
will bo held at the now school build
ing at South Union this year on next
Friday, Nov. 4. This is to be the big
event of tho harvest season. Stop
work, como and see what, other peo
ple can do. Enjoy tho day and learn
something new.
Jule Marett was a visitor here for
a while last week.
Frank Sheldon, of Baltimore, and
Mrs. J. D. Sheldon, of Westminster,
visited their brother and son, J. Lau
rens Sheldon, last week.
Miss Bessie Clenn and Joe Strib
ling, who attend the high school at
We8tminster,spent tho week-end with
homefolks. The latter was accom
panied by Wm. Foster.
Solicitor L. W. and Mrs. Harris
and daughter Elizabeth, of Anderson,
were visitors of Mrs. M. E. Harris
Mrs Steele, of 'Rock Hill, was also
a spend-the-day guest of Mrs. Harr
A brilliant social affair of the sea
son' waa-a:,l?fiHow6'en :.ttwasuri?ff?dr?
hty tir^trienome-of Mr. and MrS. T?~V.
\ Mitchell on Friday evening, Oct. 28,
for the benefit of a plano fund for the
Presbyterian church. Their 1 ovely
home was beautifully decorated In
Hallowe'en colors, ferns, Chrysanthe
mums and autumn leaves being used
profusely in tho halls, living rooms
and dining room, which were lighted
by tho mollow lights of Jack-o'-lant
erns and Japanese lanterns. Bla.dc
cats looked down on ono from I ho
walls, and "dor goblins were ev i:y
where-ul most a hundred in number,
for all of tho guests were in mask,
and most of them as ghosts. After
much fun the masqueraders unmask
ed and woro invited to the witches'
corner, where Mrs, Mitchell served
elegant lunch. Tho pupils of Miss
Lil Thompson then gave a musical
program, reflecting much credit on
both teacher and pupils. Those who
took part in this program were.
Little Misses Katherine Marett. Lois
Leathers. lono Olenn, Montez Marett,
Eleanor Glymph, Hazel Leathers and
Claire Wooten and Mario Grubbs.
Mrs. Meares then introducod her
friend, Miss Annie Strutton, of Wal
halla, who delighted every one with
two readings,."Mary Cary" and "Bet
sy In a Storm." Miss Strutton ls a
charming entertainer and was at her
very best. Tho chillren, both old and
young, then enjoyed a fish pond. At
a lalo hour the guests departed,
thanking tho host and hostesh for a
most pleasant evening. About $30
was added to tho plano fund. Mr. and
Mrs. W.A. Grant, Misses Annie Strut
ton and Julia Watson, Henry and
Cary Watson. Ralph Hetrick and Rob
Macaulay, of Walhalla, were out of
town guests at tho party.
Dr. W. IT. Mills, pf Clemson Col
lege, will preach at the Presbyterian
church. Fair Play, on Sunda) n ht,
Xov. nth, for the purpose of meeting
with the congregation (o call Rev.
Coftfelter, now of Lowndosvllle, as
their pastor. Tho public is invited to
attend thc, service.
Lillie Dorothy King has been ill
for tho past two weeks, but is much
better, to tho delight of her many
Tho splondid rain this morning
will bo of great help to the farmer?,
who have about finished picking cot
ton and aro planting much more
grain than usual.
L. B. Marett has a large field of
alfalfa. Just up, that is in Splendid
condition and a thing of beauty. The
Fair Play farmers mean to beat the
boll weevil.
Tho B, Y. 1?. U. Program.
Following ls tho program for tho
1 B.Y.P.U. Associational Rally to bo
i held at. fmmnnuol Baptist church of
Westminster next Sunday, Nov. 6th,
beginning nt 3 p. m.:
Song service, conducted by Mc
: Duffie Brewer.
j Scripture rending and prayer- -By
I Rev. Ceorgo Smith.
Address by Dr Ira E. D. Andrews.
Ploy-"Trial of tho Robbers." Pre
sented by Rooky Knoll B.Y.P.U.
I Announcements by president. Ad
journment. J. W. Willis,
J. E. Willis.
Geo T Morton,
I Committoe.
v -./
UIl>Hf*>i?"|i mim eiaupt* Maui
unythingyb? done tb irrtprov?* these
conditions during 1921-22?
"The figures relate only to enroll
ment because too much space would
be required' for discussion of other,
topics. Tho figures below speak for
themselves: *
No. schools
ing .
1st grade. .
2d grado . .
3d grado . .
Ith grado .
5 th grade .
6th grado .
7th grado .
8th grade .
9th grado .
1 Otb grado
nth grade
HigTl Schools.
.lue.30, *20.
Jly.1.1 02 0.
.Ino.30, '2 1
4 62
To'al .1914 1859
Koral Graded Schools.
Jno.30, '20.
No. Schools
ing . 21
1st grado.... 1147
2d grado .... 373
J no
.30, "21
3d grade . .
4th grade .
5th grado .
6th grade .
7th grado .
8 th grado .
9th grado .
lOth grado
llb grado
4 3
4 67
4 35
Total . 3 083
"Yours respectfully,
"J. E. Swcaringon,
"State Supt. of Education.
Habitai! and Temperature.
Bolow is a record of meteorological
observations taken by H. W. Brandt,
co-oporativo observer of the Weather
Bureau of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, during tho woek ending
October 30th, 1921, at 7 p. m. (Tho
Instrumental readings aro from gov
ernment standard instruments ex
posed In thc ?riBiinor recommondod
by tho chief of the Weather Bureau) :
Character of
Oct. 21
Oct. 25
Clear... .
Clear . ..
26- Ptly cldy.
27- Cloudy. .
28- Clear_
29- Ptly cldy.
Oct. 30-Ptly cldy.
. . . . I
i . 4 ?1
Total rainfall . . .|1. 41|
7 4
5 5
.German resldonts in Milwaukee
have sont 80.000,000 marks to Ber
lin to alleviate tho distress in Gor
many und Austria.
[cording to W. V. CoopBT$I$qiw]ntend
ant of terminals,- on what, in known
as a'"permissive block." Mr. Cooper
said that h "permissive block" gives
written permission to use tho track,
tho engineer looking - om for other
Freight train No 84 was leaving
Columbia, northbound, entering thc
main line at the intersection of the
"cut-off." Mr. McAlistor's engine ami
tho latter cars of the freight train
carno together at the intersection,
both going tho same direction, Uti
force throwing Mr.McAlistor's engine
over, according to Mr. Cooper.
Mr. McAlistor's body was found
pinned under the control lever, in n
sitting position, according to per
sons who wore there when the bod)
was removed. After examination bj
a physician he was removed to Mc
Cormlck's undertaking estahlishmoni
Wno Widely Known,
Widely known and popular ovoi
South Carolina, Mr. McAlistor's sud
den death comes as a groat shock. Ii
addition lo being ono of tho leadini
railroad engineers, and of mud
prominence in Masonic circles, hi
was actively identified from timo ti
timo with many public, spirited move
monta, and was an outstanding ngill
in Columbia.
Mr. McAlister was long an enev
gotic worker In Masonic circles, hav
ing taken tho highest degrees in liol
the York and Scottish Hitos. Ho wa
honored by election to the higher
olllces of all the York Rite bodies 1
Columbia, being twice past master c
Acacia Lodge No. 94, A. V. M.; pa*
high priest of Columbia Chapter Ni
5, It. A. M.; past illustrious mast?
of Union Council So. 5, H. and S. M
past eminent commander of Collin
bia Oommandory No. 2, Knights Ten
piara; past grand patron of Sont
Carolina Orand Chapter, Order of th
Kastern Star.
Kor several years Mr. McAlistc
had been Imperial representaliv
from Omar Temple, and after bavin
boen advanced through the sever,
grades of successions, ho was elecic
illustrious potentate of Omar Ten
plo slightly less than one year agi
His fraternal connections, especiall
those of the Shrine, gave bim wit
acquaintance throughout tho Unite
Was Horn in Haleigh.
Mr. McAlister was born In Ha
nigh, N. C., in 1 872, tho son of Joli
H. and Artella (Smith ) McAlister. !
lost his parents when a boy, and
1 888, at tho ago of 1??, came to O
lumbla and wont to work with tl
old Richmond and Danville Hailroa
now a part of tho Southern, with
run from Columbia to Charlotte. F<
moro than 80 years he had fired <
piloted engines out of Columbia, mo
of the timo to Chnrlotto, but more r
cently betwoor> Columbia and, Augu
ta. T?o was always selected to tal
Presidontlnl spoclals ovor his di vi
Tin was promlnont In war wor
serving ns State chairman of tl
labor division of tho war savlni
stamp campaign and ns a momber
the central committee of tho Llbor
Loan campaigns. Tfo was a direct,
of tho Liberty National Honk, and
ono timo a diroctor of tho Yout
wnw* ''P('\*">M. v?Mi^fwtuinu
i Vor'? Plows and Ilct>aJwi.n
AH 1 ask ls that you como ami
lot mo .'how you. My prices aro
away down.
II. will ho a pleasure to fill your
HI'IUCIIIIMT: Drown Dais lt or
Drown Goto lt! I
W. M. Brown,
Mon's Christian Association. Under
tho old aldormanic form of govern
ment ho sorvod the city from Ward 3.
Mr. McAlister married Miss Kate
Bell, of Walhalla, and is survived by
her and one daughter, Miss Kath
erine McAlistor, who is a student ul
Drenan College, Gainesville, Qa.
The announcement of tho tragic
death of Mr. McAlister brought, deep*
gloom to the people of Walhalla,, by
almost all . of whom ho was we'. D
known, and among whom hw R?ii'
no acquaintance who was nor. ft-te
friend, Funeral services were held
in Coln mia Sunday afternoon at i
o'clock, tho service hoing conducted
hy Kev. Mark L, Carlisle at tho Wash
ington Street Methodist chUrch, assis
ted'by Hov. Herbert F. Schroetor, of
tho Church of tho Good Shapherd* .
Mr. McAlistor was a mouther of
tho Episcopal church, his wife being
a member of tho Methodist church,
and the services were hold in tho
latter church on account of tho larger
accommodation afforded to tho great
throng of friends and sorrowing ones
ot tending tho last sad ritos for th ie?
popular man. It IF a peculnlr circum
stance that Hov. Mark Carlislo, who
had charge of this funoral sorvlcn
last Sunday, was tho pastor of Mw.
McAlister at Walhalla when sho war*
a young girl.
"Dol" McAlistor was a man of
large frame and large heart. Whor
over ho was known tho annouiiconionf
of his untimely end brought genuine
sorrow, for he was ono* of thoso merr
who made frlonds by reason of an?
unconsciously exerted charm of per
sonality that seemed to flow spoir
taneously out to overy human hoing'.
To tho boroaved widow and daugh
ter ls oxtendod tho deepest sympathy
of n host of frlonds hero, who haver
part In their sorrow.
Changa School to Open.
Tho Chauga. school (Dlstrlot 23,>
will opon tho fall session Monday,.
Nov. 7th. All pupils are urged to bc
there on tho opening day and hav?
their hooks ready to start right with
tho fall tomi.
.Tamos Weldon, Principal.
Miss Laura Matheson, Asst.

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