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New Series No. 940. - Volume LXXL - No. K.
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You ar<*\ cordially invited t<
'? . . ' >! '
MARCH 10th and
c. w. Vj. E.
The Styles are the Handi^
^Designer of Men's and Your
Fabrics shown are the, prox
Mills. Woolens shown in 1
you will be? a pleasure.
Globe Man in Char
I UT? o^ Mi .fto.
. . dat*. Shoe Makla? sad .
. .,: f pair Shop ia the former
' . Norman Drug Op. Stand,
: , n*xt door (Bast) ' to O^i'
Pitchford** Store. I will bo
V will carry with it my full
guarantee that it ls first
class in every respect.
thoy will bo Just ns low as
possible consistent with tito
class of work I turn out.
ls tl ni motto that I Intend
to adhere to. I want your
repair work, and when you
luwo luid mo do ono Job for
you, I want you to como
back again. Therefore
Como to mo with your
Shoo Troubles. I'm look
ing for troubles of tills
kind. "I'll fix 'em."
For Ijadies and Gentlemen.
Drop in on your way and
hnvo your Shoos Properly
Harry Fayonsky,
Old Norman Drug Co. Stand,
Rainfall and Temperature.
Below ls a record of meteorological
observations taken by H. W. Brandt,
co-operative observer of tho Weather
Bureau of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, during the week ending
(March 5th, 1922, at 7 p. m. (The
instrumental readings are from gov
ernment standard Instruments ex
posed In the manner recommended
by the chief of the Weather Bureau) :
Character of
Feb. 27-Cloudy.. .
Feb. 28-Ptly cldy.
Mch. 1-Cloudy...
Mch. 2-Cloudy...
Mch. 3-Cloudy. . .
Mch. 4-Ptly cldy..
Mch. 6-Clear. .. .
Total rainfall
G 3
iSteol posts aro being used in tho
Ruhr basin mines of Oormany in
stead of wooden posts ns formorly.
The wator of the Arctic Ocoan ls
so pure that sholls aro visible at a
great depth.
0 attend our Semi-Annual
ti- -.
11th at the store of
work of America's foremost
ig Men's Clothes and the
facts of the World's Best
full length drapes to show,
. -tL ."j . l'' "' S ?"ir , . * ' . f?
ge-G. ?? Weam,
OOO ne? Greatly mossod--Let ?a TwJto
Thought for tho F?t?ro.
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Editor Keowoo. Courier:
I aun Very loath to write Anything
(or publication, but hate, watched
the general situation closely and I
And that Ocoace. has escaped the
crisis of donation and th's,;fearful
boll weovll menace so we
imade a good crop of Cb'tlffP'ty l?'2 1
,nnd received a fair prictiVtbr it. SO
wo are safe to date, aj$a not bauk
fru.pt, as soino^^hev|^>ountle8
bales and in 1921 not much over
4,000 hales-about one to seven.
Now, what if Oconoe makes only
3,000 bales of cotton, this year in
stead of 20,000, as we made last
year? No ?tato or county has ever
realized the true state of the calam
ity until eaten up by the pest. Our
county has been greatly blessed so
far. But how about 1922? Cotton
being our only money crop, and that
standing a good chance to be ruined,
lt ls not a good Idea to depend fully
upon cotton. Therefore, we must
keep out of debt and raise all of our
supplies at home. We are certainly
now facing one of the most serious
problems in the history of Oconeo.
We may escape a total wreck but
we had bettor preparo for the worst.
Then, too, we aro burdened with
seemingly excessive or wasteful tax
ation, and our law-makors almost
totally ignore any appeals for relief.
"Lay on, "MCDuff,". seems to be their
motto. The (Legislature of the State
of Mississippi took in the true situa
tion and they have reduced all sal
aries and all appropriations from 30
to 50 per cont. This action has saved
that State hundreds of thousands of
dollars. As to South Carolina, hore
are a few comparative figures:
Appropriations for all
purposes for 1920. . $6,091,241.30
Appropriations for all
purposes for 1915.. 2,463,759.82
But this period was ono of unus
ual prosperity, and wo were having
quite a lot of cheap money. Our dol
lars got down to where thoy wore
not worth more than 4 0 cents. But
now again our dollars are nearly
equal to tho dollar of 1915, so severe
has been the deflation. Tho govern
ment did this to safeguard the cur
rency. The United States being a
gold standard nation, the govern
ment could not stand for tho 40-cent
dollar. Now, as our dollars are once
more dollars, and our taxes In 101R
were about two and one-half million,
surely if wo will eliminate waste,
and with good dollars, I insist that
four millions should supply ample
funds with which to meet all legiti
mate expenses, that Bum being one
and a half millions more than was
used in 1915, and at the same timo
with as much efficiency as the six
millions did in 1920. Wo cannot tol
erate Inefficiency, but after close ob
servation we aro quito sure that
there ls much waste.
All business had to paro expensos
down to normal to keep out of bank
ruptcy, and it must be the lack of
foresight on the part of our State
administration that thoy havo not
done as Mississippi did, which was
simply a matter of Justice to all con
Now, two months after tho tax
books aro closed, there is ono million
five hundred thousand dollars still
due the State in taxes for 1921. This
is caused by tho boll weevil and high
taxes, and hence we ask, "Whore
will Oconoo he on March 1st, 1913?
Echo answore, "Whoro?"
"Proparo for war in time of peace"
should be our motto.
Rospoctfully, W. A. -Strothor,
8ubscrlbo for The Courier. (Boat.)
Court-Judge W. H. Townsend Pre?,
siding-Number Osees Handled. ?',
Y? .' ? T
<Tn? Court ot General Sessions con
tened Monday morning with Judge
\V. H. Townsend presiding. It ls very
probable that the aossion will lest
for the entire week. Judge Town
send will then leave for Anderson,
where he will open court on Monday),
the 13th.
Cases Disposed Of?;
The following, cases havo been*
called and in Jnne manner disposed
of, as recorded'below: ;
The-State vs, Waddy Vaughau-r
Breaking jail. Appeal abandoned. .
Jack Jackson-Adultery and tory
nication. Not prossod. . (l . ...
Julo Heard:-'Violation of prohibi
tion law. Transferred to contingent
docket. ji;
W. -B. ?Sanford-(Disposing of pro
perty under, lien (two cases.) ' Con
tinued. ,,
'?Miles Turpin-Violation Of prohi
bition law. Guilty. Sentenced to!, six
months, sarao being suspended dur
ing good behavior after one north's
!r John Black-Violation,ot prohibi
tion law. Transfer?.id tO. contingent
docket. '?? . >, !i
J. R. W?ts$?-Adultery, Nol prob
sod. d . ' "
Tho Stater -Vs.'- Sam Culler, Cora,
Culler* Robert Goodwin, Pearl Good
win 'andi Bob Orywford-'Assault and
battery jtiiti Intent to kill and car
rying 'concealed, weapons, ? Sam ?Cul
ley fou vd guilty ot assault and bat*
tory with In teat to kill and car ryi?g
concealed weapons. Given six months'
tu poultontiary. 'Robert Goodwi? was
found guilty of assault. and battory
with lu tent to killi and Waa sentenced
to si* nipnths Q^publlo works or ju;
patten tiary. Ban/ Crawford fb?n?;
g dil ty ot assault and sentenced to
sot ve $0- days fa cQunty^pg of pay'
$np oj.*5o, Cor* OuUer and Pear);
G'ppdwln were found not guilty h%
tonco of six months.
Wesley 'Harrison - Disposing ot
property undoer lien. Nol prossed.
State vs. Bob Qolden, Alias Bob
Maxey, Otis Standridge, Matthew
Sheriff, John Edmonds and Bright
Golden-'Housebreaking and larceny
and receiving stolen goods. Nol.
State vs. Bob Golden, alias Bob
Maxey, Otis Standridge and 'Matthew
Sheriff-'Housebreaking and larceny
and receiving stolen goods. This case
was also nol prossed.
Stato vs. Albert O'Kelly, Charllo
Atkins, Sam Stancil and Furb Smith
-Housebreaking and larceny. Al
bert O'Kelly, Charlie Atkins and
Furb. Smith pleaded guilty and were
sentenced to two years af hard labor
on public works of the county or In
penitentiary for period of two years.
Sam Stancil has not been apprehend
ed. All are white boys. They broke
into the store of the Newry Manufac
turing Company.
State vs. R. K. Hood-Violation of
prohibition laws. True_blll. Contin
J. B. Walters-Disposing of prop
erty under Hen. Settled and nol
J. J. Jones-'Disposing of property
under lien. Nol prossed.
J. W. Dooley-?Disposing of pro?
erty under lien. Nol prossoa.
J. M. Holbrooks - Disposing of
property under Hen. Nol prossed.'
Claude Williams-Violation of the
prohibition laws. Found guilty. Sen
tenced to 12 months on public works
of county or in penitentiary. Six
months of sentence suspended dur
ing good behavior.
?A bench warrant was Issued for
Lawson Tucker for failure to pay
fine by opening day of Court. He was
convicted of violation of the prohibi
tion laws in November.
Martin Kelly - Obtaining goods
under false pretense. Not guilty.
James Parks-Housebreaking and
larceny. Continued.
Walter Sheppard, Frank Sheppard
and Dan Jamison and Bub Tannery
-.Murder. Tjjie bill. Continued.
Arthur Benson-Disposing of pro
pei ty undor lien. ?Pleaded guilty and
sentenced to one year In penitentiary
at such labor as he may be able to
Alonzo Lee-'Housebreaking an
larceny. Pleaded guilty. Sentenced
to throe months at hard labor In the
penitentiary or on public works of
In the case of Ellis Williams an?.
Charlie Jackson, charged with the
murdor of "Whiskey Jim" Barton,
tho indictment was not handed out,
and this automatically continues the
case until the July term of Court.
True Bills Found.
Lonzo Leo-'Housebreaking and
Arthur Benson--Disposing of pro
perty under Hon..
B. F. Benson and Frank Johnson
-Violation of prohibition laws.
G. M. Carson and Arthur Lee
Violation prohibition laws.
Andy Graham-Disposing of prop
erty under Hen.
W. B. Edwards-Disposing of pro
perty undor lion.
Mr, Lowery was taken sick with
flu about ten days before, which de
veloped 'into pleurisy, then pneumo
nia. All that loved ones, J "ses ar
physicians could do coull not stav
the strong hold of tho n "dy. For
about one week he lay uncva. .clous,
never recognizing even his wife, who
so lovingly and tenderly ministered
to him, unless it were for a few brief
intervals. Funeral services were
held at the home on Thursday after
noon at 2.30 o'clock by Rev. I. E.
Wallace, Rev. H. B. Hardy and Rev.
W. H. -Hamilton, of Walhalla. Rev.
J. W. Willis, ?Messrs. Clarence L. An
derson, Homer and Grady Ballenger
8nng several selections beautifully.
Services were concluded at the open
grave In God's Acre in Mountain
View Cemetery, in the presence of a
largo gathering of sorrowing rela
tives and friends. The many beau
tiful floral designs were silent wit
nesses of the love his relatives and
numerous friends boro for him. The
warmest sympathy goes out to the
young widow in her bereavement,
who was before her marriage MIP
Bess Stewart, of 'Fountain Inn,
Mr. Lowery was about 38 years of
age, and was a son of William A. and
Eugenia E. A. Lowery, both now
dead. He was among tho most prom
inent of our young business mon,
and his death will bo koenly felt on
all sides.
Rov. S. B. Harper Dead.
Charleston, March 6.-Rev, Dr. S.
B. Harper, former presiding elder of
tho Charleston (Methodist) District,
and ono of the best known ministers
in the State, died Saturday afternoon
at his home here at the age of 47.
He was a native of Greenville. He
Is survived by his widow and three
?.Tho Early Bird" at Townvlllo.
"The Early Bird," played by the
Broadway school, will bo prosented
at tho Townville High School build
ing on Friday evening next, March
10th, at 7.30 o'olock. The play comes
to us highly recommended. Let all
attend and have an evening of thor
ough enjoyment. Admission 15 and
25 cents.
Seneca Singing Convention.
Tho Seneca Township Singing Con
vention will meet with the Keowco
church on the second (next) Sunday
in March at 2 p. m., March 12. All
singers and lovers of mus?s ara cor
dially invited to attend the meeting.
Joe M. Abbott, Pros.
C. D. Gillespie, Secretary.
"No Bill" Returned.
In the following cases tho grand
Jury returned "no bill":
Hampton -Butt-'Resisting an offi
cer and assault and battery with in
tent to kill.
D(tvid Hill-Assault id battery
with intent to kill.
A] ti. Parker and Jack Parker
Larceny and receiving stolon gooda.
Thoa. Suttles-Violation of pr?hi
' bltion laws.
?..^t^brand new and gu?rante
30 X 3 plain casing? . ' ? *
30x3 1-2 ?sco Tread.
30.x 3:4-2 Chain Tread,
. ? 3.2 X 3 ^2 Chairt Tre^d,
32 x 4 Chain TreaA. ; .
mmimfflwfflmf?. i j
32 i4NobbyTra?v . .
I 33x5 fcobby tread,
IK you are going iq need ai
\$ it you arc goingo need ai
^ttip prices. THey will be
K. ?. IfoBon?ld Writes ? ?B.?act?c?*
Co-operation and'Other Matters. (
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Kdit?r ??eowe? Courier: ^ .
Will you piesse give me a little
?ore space in your raluable columns
to let ilooso a few figure?' that hare
been bothering me Cpr some time 1
I fcelleve that I can rabio a bale
of cottdu aa cheap a? any man in tho
cauaty^ MY 1921 cottfo, crop.CQBt m?
?r$?Uba eyer ten.cants A^QUa4\tn
raljWjU. Taking that aa the baeii? of
Oconee'? entire cotton crop of 22,000
bates Md' an average weight Of'492
^Hftdfciand an average prlct? 16^'.
B?r p?und. would bM?<M; a
fl $l/to3,9?&0?^an& dedu?fc
m?rs of Coonee, who represent, a l
tie more, than 19.OOO of Oconoe's
population, and we would have
$36.60 apiece for every man, woman
and child.
The Oconee farmers owe more
dobts than tho last two cotton crops
brought. There ls Just one way out
of this. As 'Mr. Tannery says-co-op
erate. We would like to have more
good letters like Mr. Tannery's waB.
The 30,117 people who live in our
county eat 1,095 meals apiece each
year, if they are not sick, or a total
of 33,088,116 meals each year. The
Oconee farmers are furnishing about
45 per cent of this food. At 15 cen tn
per meal this would make a total of
$4,963,217.26 for the food, and this,
less the 45 per cent that we furnish,
would leave to be shipped into Oco
nee from outside sources $2,729,
769.48, or $966,809.48 more than
our entire cotton crop brought. The
freight on this food alone would pay
for the water and lights in the three
towns in seven months.
The Piedmont section of South
Carolina can raise a greater variety
of food and feedstuff than any part
of the globe. If you don't believe it,
sit down and count them up. All
kinds of nuts, fruits, berries and veg
etables, moats, vegetable fats, seve
ral medicinal plants, also wool, cot
ton, leather and hardwood for furnl
turo and wagons; cotton seed meal
and dried blood; legume crops for
our nitrogen and soap from tho
waste products; brick from our own
Cotton is a very small Item com
pared with the other products of this
country. Remember, 64 per cent of
Oconeo's population is rural, com
pared with 49 per cent for the whole
of the United States. If we farmers
of Oconee would feed ourselves and
the 11,117 non-producers of Oconee
we would add to our pocket books
the amount of $2,729,769.48 besides
the cotton crop, or $156.48 for every,
man, woman an?1 child on t,he farm,
and a saving to thu consumer of ovor
$300,000 in freight, transportation
and high costs of handling. How can
wo do- it? By co-operation-by our
town people pledging themselves to
buy Oconoe's town products if we
will put them up In nice, clean pack
ages, graded and sold at a reasonable
[profit, less the freight and high cost
of handling. We could have market
days to distribute this food; let a
business man handle and grade it.
Then we will make nlnety-Bcoro but
ter and cheese, sack and label our
? products and handle lt by a system.
Then, too, we wouldn't have to worry
about tho boll weevil and the cotton
We have unlimited opportunities
right at our door, but lt seems that
we aro too thick-headed to soe them.
Tho producer and consumer have got
to como together before wo can ever
prosper. Tho merchants can then
add othor lines of brininess that will
be of moro profit, and 'wo farmers
will have six dollars to spend where
wo have ono.
Wo would be glad to \ hear from
anybody on this subject.
Lot us figuro a little more for our
selves and transact our own buslnoss
by C-0-0-P-E-RJA-T-LN-'ai
ted^States Tires arid every
c<J. .' ,;/-;..? '.'
; o\80 Tu% $?;75. ;
i 9*90 * Ttibfc $2v00,
>40,00 ? **
iy tires take advantage
Uhara\yn, so?ru * ' '
AU I ask ls that you como and
lot 'me sliow you. My prices are
away down. ,
It will be a plensuro to fill yonr
Remember: Brown Has It or
Bro won Gets Itt
W. M. Brown,
The girl or boy who will send me
he most names of plants and trees
;hat grow In OcQ>ae, that are useful
o man and beast, will receive from
me one hundred strawberry plants of
the very best variety grown in the
3outh, delivered by the 15th of next
October. R. D. McDonald.
Westminster, S. C., Route 4.
Doa til of Mrs. Com Pearson.
Walhalla, Route 2.-Special: Mrs.
Dora Pearson, of 'Atlanta, Qa., but
'ormerly of the Flat Shoals section
>f Oconee, died at the Grady Hos
pital, Atlanta, on the 15th of Feb
ruary. Her body was brought to
Walhalla on the following day and
was taken to the cemetery at Flat
Shoals, where the Intermeut was
made on the 17th. ?Funeral services
were conducted by Rev. Holcomb at
the Baptist ohurch at 12 o'clock. Mrs
Pearson was tho oldest daughter of
Vir. and Mrs. J. S. Barrett. She had
)oon in poor health for somo time,
mt the immediate cause of her death
was typhoid fever. Her father was
it her bedoide at tho time 'of her
leuth, he having been summoned a
lew days prior to her death. Mrs.
Pearson was about 22 years of ago.
Vbout four years ago she was hap
pily married to P. (Pearson, who sur
vives her. To this union one son wus
lorn, he having died in infancy. Sho
eaves her father and mother and
loverai brothers and sisters, besides
1er husband, to mourn her passing.
To these bereaved ones the sympa
hy of a wide circle of friends is ex
Card of Thanks.
Dditor Koo woo Courier:
We wish to extend, through your
olumns, our sincere thanks to our
rienda for their kindness during tho
Unesa ot our daughter, Myrtle Lit
io ton, and. in the trying hour occa
sioned by her. death. Especially to
he good people of the Long Creek
Uademy and community, and thoso
>f our own community of Salom, do
ve express the deepest appreciation
if their unbounded kindness, sympa
hy and love. These will always bo
ippreclattvely remembered by us.
Mr. and Mrs. io. Littleton.
Salem, S. C.-(adv.-*)

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