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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 1?, 1022.
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.
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
"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
.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
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
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.
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
"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.
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
"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
These are
of the Ford I
Orders arc
sure early de
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
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
'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.
Sheriff, Oconoo County, S. C.
Jan. 18, 1922. 3-G
(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
imont Motor Co-,
Ford Dealers - - - - Walhalla, S. C.
We have just received a carload of Cor
rugated and 3-V Crimp Galvenized Roofing
Sheets, the price is less than you have been
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.
Stoves and Heaters
Whitmire-IVIarett Hdtv Co.,
Farming Under Boll Weevil
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
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.

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