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OVER THE COUNTRY
In the Six Yearn That Malady has
Been known to Medical Men It Has
Claimed 30,000 Victims With Fat
ality in Excess of 40 per Cent.
Washington, Dec. 13.?Pellagra to
spreading In the United States and in
the six years it has been known to
medical authorities has claimed not
less than 20.000 victims with a fa
tality rate In excess of forty per
cent according to a report of the
public health service today.
"It has reached," the report con
tends, "the dignity of a public health
question of national Importance."
The report gives these figures by
states for the period 1907-1911:
Virginia, total cases 628; deaths
319, death rate per hundred cases, 55
per cent; North Carolina, cases 2,.
412, deaths, 1,067: rate, 44 per cent;
South Carolina, cases 1.800. deaths
582; rate 31 per cent; Georgia, cases
4,558; death 1,582; rate 34 per cent;
Kentucky, cases 512; deaths, 220;
rate 43 per cent; Alabama, cases 2,
314; deaths, 859; rate 37 per cent;
Mississipp, cases 2,895, deaths 1,
250, rate 43 per cent; Louisiana,
cases 670, deaths 296, rate 44 per
The figures show pellagra either
prevalent or spreading In t\\2 greater
part of the United States but parti
cularly serious in the South.
? HILLSIDE NEWS. *
Hillside. Dec. 16.?Miss Delia Melton
of Liberty is the guest of Milledge
A large crowd of young people from
Hillside were at the "pound supper"
at W. C. \Vcath6rs of Falrview, Tues
W. Y. Weathers made a business
trip to Pelzer, Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Tolllson gave a |
Ksinglng to the young people of our
- tection at their home Saturday night.
Quite a large crowd were present.
C. L. Weathers, our Hillside citizen
was last heard from at Toccoa. He
wes then going to Tulalah Falls. He
has been almost over the northern
part of Georgia.
Kdd Bradley and family moved to
Pelzer, Tuesday. We are sorry to lose
Mr. Bradley. We believe him a capa
Milledge Milton recent returned
from a visit to relatives at Liberty.
Look out! Another wedding com
ing soon. Hillside people will marry,
and it makes no difference what-in
tho-duece the outsiders say. These
people have a way of their own.
L. n. Eskew went to Ware Shoals
Wednesday to see about selling "some
Charlie Adalr and sister. Miss Annie
and Miss Leila Thompson, were In
Mrs. Stella Weathers was the guest
of her sister, Mrs. Mae Adalr, Satur
J. A. Peden has resigned partnership
in the mercantile business with F. L.
i Weathers. The business In the fu
" ture will be conducted by the latter
and his brother, C. L.
Milledge Wilton and R. F. Woods
went to Pelzer Friday.
Lud'.e Weathers of Fairview was in
Hillside la making preparations for
Christmas. Maybe the editor will
"come-up" to help us eat turkey and
enjoy ourselves out here on the farm.
You will find that druggists every
where speak well of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. They know from lone
experiesce In the sale of it that In
cases of coughs nnd colds It can al
ways be depended upon, and that it is
pleasant and safe to take. For sale
by all dealers.
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
IN PRORATK COURT.
Mrs. L. B. Hill, Individually and as
administratrix or the estate of T.
II. Hill, deceased, plaintiff
J. N. Hill et nl, defendants.
Pursuant to a decree in this action
1 will sell at public auction at Laurens
c. iL, S. C, on salesday in January
1913, being the 6th day of the month,
within the legal bourse of sale.
All that piece, parcel or tract of
land lying, being and situate in Lau
ras county, S. C, containing one
hundred nnd twenty-two (122) acres,
more or less, known as the Spring
drove place, bounded on the north by
lands of Dock HHP and John C. Eus
tice, on the east by,lands of Bll Hill
nnd Dr. J. H. Miller and west by lands
of John Hill and W. St Griffin.
Terms of sale: one-half cash, bal
ance one year from day of sale, credit
portion to bear Interest from day of
sale at eight per cent per annum and
he secured by bond of the purchaser
and mortgage of the premises sold
with ten per cent attorney's fees in
case of collection by an attorney, with
< leave to purchaser to pay the whole
bid In cash. Purchaser to pay for pa
pers. If the purchaser fails to com
ply with his bid, the land to be resold
on the same or some subsequent sales
day on tbo same terms, without fur.
ther order of the court and at the
risk of the former purchaser.
O. G. THOMPSON'.
J. P. L. c.
Dec. 17, 1912. 21-:
AIKEN PLANTER SHOT
BY NEGRO MAN
Mr. Bradford Courtney, a Prominent
and Well to Do Farmer, Victim of]
Aiken, Dec. 13.?Bloodhounds from
the state penitentiary are trailing Har
ris Miles, a negro, who, if caught, will
be lynched. The negro yesterday af
ternoon shot and killed Bradford
Courtney, one of the foremost citi
zens of Alken county and one of the
county's most successful planters.
Posses of determined men are scouring
the country in search of the negro
who was seen in the outskirts of Aiken
shortly before 7 o'clock last night. He
was shot at, but escaped. ?
The Miles negro worked on Mr.
Courtney's place, four and a half
miles from Aiken, near Prothros
mill, where the killing tooa place
yesterday afternoon about 4.30 o'clock
Miles followed Mr. Courtney to
his lot after having been reprimand
ed by his employer for some mis
conduct and demanded a settlement.
Mr. Courtney refused to settle with
the negro, telling him that as he
(the negro) was angry to go home
and come back later. The negro
stubbornly refused to leave as or
dered and Mr. Courtney took up a
stick and struck him.
The negro pulled a pistol and bred,
the bullet entering Mr. Courtney's
throat directly beneath the chin. He
wheeled and walked toward the house
btu fell dead before he had taken 20
Steps. But for the fact that the pistol
was loaded with only one ball. Mr.
Courtney's son, O'Neal, would likely
have been killed by the negro also.
After shooting Mr. Courtrtey the
negro turned the weapon on his son.
B. O. Courtney, a brother of the dead
man, running up. interfered, and
snatching the smoking pistol from the
negro's hand, turned it upon him. It
snapped. Throwing the pistol away,
Mr. Courtney caught hold of the negro
with one hand and tried to secure his
knife with the other. The negro broke
away, ran and made his escape.
Because of the prominence of Mr.
Cour".if.y, the news reaching town
created much excitement. The fren
zied search for the negro begun im
mediately. Sheriff Rabon wired to
Columbia for the bloodhounds, which
came through the country in an au
tomobile, reaching here about 8
o'clock. It is believed that the negro
is still In the vicinity of Aiken and
half a dozen posses are guarding
against his making his escape either
to Georgia or out of the county. The
searching parties believe they will
catch him tonight. If they do, he
will he shot to death.
The dead man has a large family
connection In this county, and be.
sides his wife and son, he has two
brothers living here. Mr. Courtney
was about r>ti years of age.
Gen. Freak H. Creech.
Barn well, Dec. 11.?Sheriff Frank
H. Creech, brigadier general com
manding the Second South Carolina
division, UHlted Confederate Veter
ans, died suddenly nt his home here
yesterday afternoon of heart failu
Although he had been In ill health for
several months, he was able to at
tend to the duties of his ofllee, and
his death came as a great shock to
his many friends all over the county.
He had served Barnwell county as
sheriff for 15 years, having been
elected to four consecutive terms. He
was held in high esteem by the vet
erans of the Lost Cause, for they
knew hi3 record as soldier during the
four years of bloody warfare between
the States. He enlisted in the Con
federate army while still In his teens
and It was during that service that he
received the wounds that crlpplod
him for life. He was as brave In peace
as he was In war, and faced the de
vastation left by Sherman's vandals
with the some calm courage that he
had faced the shells of the enemy on
the field of battle.
As a mark of respect to a faithful
public servant, the court of general
sessions was adjourned this morning
that the officers, jurors nnd other at
tendants might attend the funeral ser
vices, which were held In the .Metho
dist church, or which he had long
been a consistent member. The body
was interred in the Cave churchyard
beside that of his first wife. Mr.
Creech is survived by hts wife, sev
eral sons and daughters, and a host
of relatives and friends. He was G7
In the death of Mr. Creech the
town, county and State have lost a
high-toned Christian gentleman.
Honor Holl of Eden High School.
Second grade?Roscol Martin and
Ruf us Gray.
Fourth Grade?Alton Armstrong.
Sixth Grade?Annie Mae Armstrong
Ninth Grade?Sadie Gray. Farley
Ilendrlx, and Lola Martin.
AND IIAIR LOSS
This Grout Hair Tonic, Grower and
Kenu(Hier now Sold all over Ameri
The Glroux Manufacturing Com
pany of Buffalo, N. y? American mak
ers of Parisian Sage, have authorized
the Lnurens DfcUg Co. to refund the
price to any purchaser if Parisian
Sage does not banish dandruff, stop
falling and splitting hair and scalp
Hut Parisian Sage will do more. It
Will promote a new growth of hair if
the hair root is not already dead, and
will preserve the natural color of the
h puts the radiance of sunshine in
to the hair and makes it beautiful and
good to look upon. Women who use it
once throw aside all others?BO cents
at all dealers.
Miss Eva Lee, the Story Teller, will
arrive in the city Thursday morning
from Washington, D. C, where she
teaches in Fairmont Seminary.
Miss Lee will give an entertainment
at the graded school auditorium on
Friday night at 8 o'clock. The evening
before she will give an entertainment
at the Laurens mill school auditorium
at 7:30 o'clock.
A delightful musical program has
rendered by pupils from the high
school at both of the entertainments.
Miss Lee will give an entirely dif
ferent program at each school so that
those who so desire may attend hot it
entertainments and hear all the stor
ies she will tell. The prices of admis
sion at the mill school will be 10 and
1.") cents, and at the central school 1")
and 35 cents.
The program below will be given
.1. M. McCravy,
been arranged by Mr. Barton to be (at the Central scl:ool:
Violins: Miss Elizabeth Young; and Messrs.
Laurens Phil pot, and Strickler Rankin.
Clarinet: Mr. W. A. Barton, Jr.
Pianist: Miss Frances Davis.
a A Boy's Visit to Santa Claus
b The Three floats
c The Little Bisque Doll
Miss Eva Lee.
"Sweet and Low" Barnly
"The Mldshlpmite" Adams
"Thour't Like Pnto a Flower" Rubinstein
Misses (Sussie Miller. Martha Owings, Mary Sullivan, Frances
Davis, Luoy MoPhall, Hattle??Gray, Elizabeth Moseley,
Virginia Simpson. Clatic Roper, Pauline Prentiss. Louise
Simmons, Lilla Todd, Willie Sexton, Virginia Barksdale.
and Cleo Roper.
Accompanist: Miss Frances Davis.
The Elf Man
The Coming of the King
Miss Eva Lee.
Violins: Messrs James McCravy and Frank McCravy.
Clarinet: Mr. Barton.
Pianist: Mrs. G, S. McCravy.
b Piano Solo?"Fcat f Dance"
Miss Prances Davis.
a The Three Weavers
b Why the Chimes Rang
Miss Eva Lee.
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Real Kid Gloves
Best Make of Shoes
Gloves in Many Styles
Ties and Sox to Match
We are showing the greatest assortment of Holi
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invite your inspection of our stock whether you pur
chase or not.
1 H. TERRY
l-'lnds Prcflt in Tovs.
a woman, who. after :De years of
married life found herself with an in
vnlhl husband and no s.uwe of In
come, made toys, euch as she had
seer In Germany, and a good market
was found for them In the department
store.!. She showed the toys ilrst to
children and profited by their com
ments upon them. -She ways dol'.a ar?
:>l>"< tally profitable.
To Use Solder.
Solder will not adhere to any metal
until that la about as hot as the melt
ed Bolder. In order to solder on to
any thick, heavy article either that
must be heated or a copper heavy
enough to carry ami hold much In at
tniiBt be used.
Wo hnvo what von wnnl In DoIIh.
S. M & K. II WIEKES & V.O.
, III >.^l vt.^>ulC
"1 wonder what h.ih heeomo oi die
ouiii who won KohiK lo lloocl ilio cuun<
*j> wuii noiseless uoup hiiooiih?"
"I don't know lie hi emu to have
dropped Olli Ol view temporarily, (tut
ti Is impossible to keep a ^hllauthro
piut like that down."
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