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(Established 1849.) Published Every Wednesday Morning SUBSCRIPTION PRICE. One Year .$1.00 Six Months.58 Three Months. ?80 ?. Advertising Rates Reasonable. ^^^^^^^ By Stock, Shelor, Hughs & Shelor. Communications ot a personal character charged (or as advertise ments. Obituary notices, cards of thanks and tributes of respect, either by Individuals, lodges or churches, are charged for a? for advertisements at rate of one cent a word. Cash must accompany manuscript, and all sucb notices will bo marked "Adv." ID conformity with Federal ruling on such matters. WALHALLA, S. C. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1?, 1022. A PETITION. Elsewhere In this issue we print a petition that has been widely sign ed hy citizens of West Union and community. There should never have been any necessity for getting up this petition, which is a request to the General Assembly, through our Oconee repr?sentatives, to com pel the Blue Ridge Railway Lo build a depot In our sister town. They de serve it-above all they need it; it is an absoluto necessity, the Hine .Ridge Railway should have long since given this accommodation to the people of West ti ti ?on wi .hou?, SJ much as having to bo asked for it, much less without compelling these good people to seek legislativo action in order to get that which is right fully theirs. The people of West Union and tho traveling pulyllc will bo given better accommodations In tao near future, or we miss our guess. They have been patient and long-suffering, and their appeal Xor a fair deal at the hands of the Blue Ridge ls so manifestly Just and reasonable that our mem bers of the 'General Assembly-and that body as a v/hole-cannot do otherwise than take such action as will tend to quickly relieve the al most un >?ar?hh conditions thai ''t1'' frail ai "\Ve$(. t -uon. SOMft I?ER PINE S ? COMMENT Walhalla recently elected a new .Mayor, and it ls generally conceited that the voetrs of our town made a wiso selection. James M. Moss, who now holds tho office, is a business man of considerable experience, and it was well argued that at this time, above all others, this qualification was particularly essential In view of the fact that waterworks aro soon lo be put In the town, and that, Incident to tho improvement and forward ttep, largo financial transactions and large expenditures of funds will have to be made. Hence a real busi ness head was considered absolutely essential. We believe Mr. Moss will "fill the bill"-and wo say this with out any intention of intimating that Mr. "Busch or Miss Tatham, his two opponents in tho race, would not have merited the same comment had either of them been ?the successful candidate. As a matter of fact, we believe that they would have merited it. But that ls neither hero nor there, to use on old expression. What we desire to say ls 1n connection with the candidacy of Miss Tatham, who made the race under inauspicious circumstances and conditions. First of all Miss Tatham entered the race "too lato in the game"-after many direct pledges of support had been made-and ?ho lost votes In that way. Then, too. many voters still cling to the Idea that women have no business in politics, or with so much as tho privilege of casting a ballot. These were, to be sure, solidly up posed to Miss Tatham without hav ing any other reason upon which lo hase opposition. There could be no o'her good reason for opposition to her holding any ollice in tho gift of our citizens, municipal or in tho wider political field embracing our county. Wo do not hesitate to say .that. Miss Tatham would grace and .honor any office Ilia' the people of Oconee may In tho futuro seo fl! to elect her to, if she should soe fit - ?nd we hope she will- to outer 'he liol!Heal arena at another time. But again, this is neither here nor 'there in the prosont. What we wish 10 do ls 'o reproduce a few pertinent remarks made Just prior to our mu nicipal election by pooplo outside of .our town and county. Wo havo clip ped for this purpose the following 'two comments from tho Greenwood Index. ?Miss Tatham is well known .in Greenwood, whero sho spent qul'e a number of years, and tho comment, Ihereforo, ls neither Idlo nor Imper | sonni, but the expression ot candid .opinion. We quote; "The first Greenwood woman to offer for election, to any public of fice is Mles Addle M. Tatham, a former Greenwood roelden*, who has announced. her candidacy for mayor of Walhalla, where she now makes her home. A letter from . Miss Tatham to A. J, Sproles to day tolls of her candidacy. Miss Tatham did pot say what opposi tion she has, *but Mr. Sproles de clared this afternoon that it would take an unusually strong candidate to dofeat Miss Tatham. '1M?SS Tatham lived here several years ago and has a numlber of friends who will <be interested to know that she is a candidate for mayor of her native town. While here she took an aotlve interest in all political and civic affairs." And another comment from the .same paper, one day later: "The town of Walhalla has the opportunity of electing the first won,.. *; mayor in the history of 1 South Carolina, and if lt does rise tn its opportunity and elect Miss .Addie Tatham mayor lt will have one of the best In 'Walhalla's en tire experience. We say that be cause Miss Addle, as most of us . know us down here, whore sho 1 lived some years ago, is a thor oughly capable woman to manage Walhalla's town affairs. She has wonderful executive ability, self confidence, sympathy, vision and breadth of view." And Chen, from the Greenville .Piedmont, which paper took occa sion to comment on what the Green wood paper had to say: "Now that Miss Addle Tatham ls a candidate for mayor of Walhalla, tho Greenwood Index-Journal,pub lished in the city In which she for merly lived, declares that, if she ls elected, she will be one of the best mayors in Walhalla's experience. According to the same authority, she is 'a thoroughly capable wo man to manage Walhalla's town affairs,' for she has 'wonderful ex ecutive ability, self-confidence, sympathy, vision and breadth of view.' "If Miss Tatham wins at the polls she will be the first woman mayor In South Carolina. In that event Walhalla tritt become a cen ter of mu??h interest to ??tud^ntr; of politics and government. Thai women wii) bo drafted to ve ?a mayors in this Statt i.s H certainty. ? it io only a nu: ? Hon * ... mu nicipallty will first make this pro gressive innovation. Some time ago Mrs. E. E. Howell, a public spirited woman of Florence, was strongly urged to run for mayor of that large city, and tho Pied mont ls informed that if she had made the race she would havo been elected easily. It may not be so very long until Greenville will have a woman mayor-In fact, any one of a numlber of capable women In this city would make a far better dhief executive than many of the men who have been mentioned for this office in the fu ture. .Mf Walhalla elects the first wo man mayor In tho Palmetto State, then tho administration of the Oconee capital will attract gene ral Interest and attention as well as far-flung publicity. Women hava made good mayors in many places. There is no reason why they can not do likewise in South Caro lina." Miss Tatham has "broken the ice" in Oconee. It may be that she will not again venture on the "political pond" In such cold weather as char acterizes that time of the year in which Walhalla's mayoralty cam paigns ?nd elections are held-Dc convber and January-but there .s absolutely no good reason why she should noi venture furtlher out Into the political pond in tho summer time when the weather's warm and the water fine. She and a number of able women in our co'unty whom we could name would make formidable opponents to the best of our male population who seek preferment at the hands of the voters. Personally we hope they will do so. Their entry ir.io tim contests will, if accomplish ing nothing else, have a wholesome effect upon tho general political sit ua lion, both during and after the campaigns First Chinese Suicide Recorded. I la va ?ia. Cuba. Jan. 10,-The fir it Chinese suicide ever recorded in Cu ba was that of ('apt. Fuseblo Chou, 2 2 yours old, which occurred yester day. Ho tried to got money onouph together to return to China to fight with tho Southorn revolutionists, but failed, and shot himself. Scurvy became quito common on tho German coast early in tho six teenth contury. JOHN V. STIUBLINQ HAS A TALK To South Carolina Bditor? ?nd Mem bers of the Glenorn! Assembly. Tho Courier ls in receipt of the following from John, V.Strlbitng, for merly of Oconee, 'but now of Ander- , BOU, at the bottom of which he nus appended this brief note: I t "Gentlemen: "?Don't throw this in the waste bas ket! "I am making every effort in my power to get a fair trial for South .Carolina in this very important mat ter, and respectfully solicit' aid of every one who would hold Sta to in terest In the case above the short comings of Mr. Wolfe and the power and influence of the water-power mo nopolists, their numerous agencies and patronizing sympathizers. "Mr. Wolfe shall be brought to ac count for his wilful disregard tor South Carolina's territorial and treaty rights of sovereign concern ia a full and fair hearing of the case." To Newspapers tuid Legislators. Gentlemen: In regard to the Georgia-Carolina boundary line suit I note in "Tho State" of Jan. 8 that Attorney Gen eral Wolfe, "who argued the ease before tho United States Supreme Court in Washington last week" quoted as saying this State has won a "virtual victory." "Georgia has receded from origi nal claim and has admitted that tho State (Georgia) had no right to claim all the territory of the river beds, and by concessions mft'de. by Georgia, South Carolina has n better chanco to establish the Georgia banks of the three rivers as the boundary line. "?Georgia's concession thus far amounts to victory for South Caro lina even if the Supreme Court should do no more than ronder a de cree in accordance with these con cessions. "Georgia's relinquishing ln?r for- | mer claims in the case carno af tor South Carolina had answered tho suit and flied Its printed brief, along with documentary evidence that . ix made part of the record." Now, if Mr. Wolfe had said Geor gia's relinquishing her former claims was Just as Georgia purposed 'to do in the very beginning, and Just;a ho had provided for in his boasted bi i f, he would have stated truth. Tn ere? foro, in defense ol South Carolina's trent;/ rlghlu in the ras< I w;0Wd-~r I through tho press of Hs Siute ?ay: Por many ? CM ? past I have had cause io s moy me movement i of the water-power monopolists in th ?Mr un lawful procedure along the Savannah river and Its tributary rivers. And nearly three years ago, on ascertnln ; lng the mysteries causing th hone 'of contention" of long standing be J tween the two States, I submitted I the solution to Mr. Wolfe, together J with what I conceived to ? the I "clever" designs back of the ictlon brought in Georgia's nt. rn? Mr Wolfe evidenced restrained faith and suppressed displeasure as tn I .e so lution and conjecture and . ul he would got advice concern?: g tho matter and confer with me again be fore making answer to the complaint and claims; but, in wilful violation I of this promise made answer in wil ful disregard for the State's treaty rights, and has all the while since conducted tho case adversely tp the said interests and to the denial of the right and privilege of pleadings and argument by virtue of the treaty in this case brought by Georgia ovor and beyond all Circuit Court decrees, to the United States Supreme Court. The arrogant, law-defying an nouncement made Jan. 1st in tho Atlanta newspapers, following Mr. Wolfe's sixth visit to Atlanta on his announcement that tho hearing of the case was set for tho first week in January Instead of as heretofore in the month of October, who can doubt that the time agreed upon In Atlanta on tho sixth visit was so fixed for tho purpose of forestalling the resolution pending in tho General Assembly to the furthering of the hurry-up dam at the head of Tugaloo river and other purposes as alleged In my brief of evidence (published Nov. 24, 1921.) in effort to secure n full and fair hearing on the part of South Carolina as to her sovereign right concerns as defendant In the United States Supremo Court, over which no previous dooroo of any Circuit Court, i ender eil in violation of tho provis ions, intent and purposes of tlie* trea ty, cnn stund. Kollowig tho announcement of hearing first week in January, as a , matorial witness in South Carolina's behalf, I asked tho Court at Wash . ington, through Its dork, for a stay of proceedings until tho pending ies olution could be acted upon; and I addressed a note to Mr. Wolfe, ask ing him to respect tho said plea. On returning to Columbia ho says: "There [v, a possibility of South Car olina reversing tho tables and estab lishing exactly tho opposite points 4 NE Chas Rune Tour True Coup Seda: These are of the Ford I Orders arc sure early de Pie? Authorized '. as to tho boundary line as Georgia started out to do." In the natno of common sense I ask what other Mian "the 2 1 . hydro-power sites on the throo rivers Savannah, Tugnloo and j Chttttooga"-and the Tallulah, of i "utmost Importance" stand In ' tho ? way of a full und complete defense of South Carolina'? every right under I each nnd every provision of the j treaty, Just us it was agreed upon at j Beaufort and confirmed by both States and approved by Congress In stead of the groundless and Inexcus ably foolish contention for the river banks opposite'of Georgia's claim. It .shall be demanded of Mr. Wolfe to state Just what "documentary evidence," flied with his printed brief, he relies upon to uphold him in such pxtreinely sillv contention. And In such ridiculously absurd set; ratify practice oh the part >f Mr. I 'Wo I.'o wrh Ceorgia at tot e..ya, I ask I what becomes of the "interrogation ! by the (Circuit) Courts of the nu merous cases and this- contention thal) such interpretation or con duction" (that the Chattooga, in -.lid numerous cases constitutes part of the boundary 'betwoort the two States, and by such Circuit Court dooroo, therefore,) ls resjudlca? I hereby put ?Mr. Wolfe on notice i t ut a full and complete report of ii is conducting this case, of so much <ioncern to this 'State and peoplo, must 'be placed promptly before the '..cneral Assembly, now, sitting, to the: purpose named in tho pending resolution, and whatever other legis lation may be necessary to right the wrongs done in denying the State the right of pleadings and argument to the full extent pf the power, virtue and efficacy of each and every pro vision of the lleaufort treaty. .Submitted in?the exercise of a cit izen's' right as a material witness in behalf of South Carolina, the defend ant In the action. Respectfully, John V. Strlbling. ' A lecturer says that women will be ruling this country twenty years' from now. Of course they will. Why should they abdicate?-'Boston Tran script. SHERIFF'S SALK. OF REA!J ESTATE. Staio of South Carolina, County of Oconee. / By virtue of Warrant of Attach ment and Execution, ta me directed out of and from the Court of Com mon Pleas of the County of Oconee, State of 'South Carolina, I will offer for sale, to the highest bidder, In front of tho Court House door, at Walhalla. .South Carolina, on MON DAY, the 6th day of 'FEBRUARY, 1922, between tho legal hours of sale, the following tract of land, to wit: 'AU that certain piece, parcel or tract of land, situate lying and be ing in Center Township, of the Coun ty of Oconee, Stato of South Caro lina, containing 3G.44 acres, more or loss, adjoining lands of E. E. Maho ney, W. "M. Wood, Will Bonner, and others, more fully shown by plat of survey thereof by J, A. Winters, of dato August 27, 1917. and being tho sumo tract conveyed to A. L. Wood by E. C. Marett by doed bearing date the 18th day of February, 1918, and recorded In Clork'a Office, Oconeo County, S. C., In Book 3-R, pago 90, on March 2, 1918. ?old at suit of E. C. Marett, Plain tiff, versus Frank IM. Wood and A. L. Wood, Dofondants, and towards satisfaction of Judgment Debt. TERMS : -CASH. W. 'M. ALEXANDER, Sheriff, Oconoo County, S. C. Jan. 18, 1922. 3-G i THE UNIVERSAL CAR W PRICES (F. O. B. Detroit) sis ..... $285 ibout . . . . $319 ing Oar . . . $348 k Chassis . . . $430 >e ........ $580 Q . .... $645 the lowest prices of Ford cars in the history Vlotor Company. i coming in fast, so place your prompt to in livery, imont Motor Co-, Ford Dealers - - - - Walhalla, S. C. JANUARY, THE BUILDING MONTH. We have just received a carload of Cor rugated and 3-V Crimp Galvenized Roofing Sheets, the price is less than you have been paying. Also, a carload of Sash and Doors these came in just before the holidays, we have the price that will save you morley oh your Building Material. Ballenger Hardware Co., Seneca, S. C. Winter Time ls Here. JUST RECEIVED A CAR OF Stoves and Heaters SUITABLE FOR > YOUR HOME, OFFICE, SCHOOL OR CHURCH. SEE US NOW. J*? Whitmire-IVIarett Hdtv Co., -HARDWARE HEADQUARTERS- . ' ' WESTMINSTER, 8. C. WALHALLA, 8. C. Farming Under Boll Weevil Conditions. Tho Mexican Holl Weevil hun invaded our County and hos estab lished a home for himself on nearly overy farm,whore, if not destroyed, ho will pass tho winter safely, and will bo ready early next spring to multiply and destroy all tho young cotton squares as fast os thoy aro grown. If we maintain our credit and present prosperity, conditions demand that wo change our present farming methods at once. A careful study of tho habits of tho Boll Weevil will show that ho moves once a year, and that ls in August. Now, if we will clean np our fields early this foll by chop ping and turning under all cotton stalks and buming off all terraces, ditch banks and other pinces where tho Weevil has hibernate! for the winter, wo can kill tho Weevils out and leave our fields free from tho pest, and then, by tho uso of pro? per farming methods, n good crop of grown bolls can be produced before tho Weevil commences hin annual movement In August. As a safe program for farming next year to combat tho Weevil wo would suggest 20 acres to tho plow, planted os follows: Six- acre's to cotton, folio tt ed by small grain in tho fall. Six acres to corn, with velvet beans and peas planted in corn. Six acres to small grain-two acres each to wheat, oats and rye. Two acres to truck crops, con sisting of- Irish potatoes, syrup cane, sweet, potatoes, melons and heans. Preparo tho ground well, plant early, using an enrly-maturing va riety of cotton; fertilize liberally and cultivate intensively. Bank of Walhalla, Enterprise Bank, Walhalla, S.'C. Walhalla, S.?C. The Bank of West Union, West Union, S. C.