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1 iink they mind the cows Sunday
'and Sunday about. Bcckham said
i66 me the other day that he believed if
been properly educated I would not
he would now be a power in the
United States Senate. All of that
may be true, but since hq has not
been properly educated ' woud not
be surprised to see him a nuisnee
in the State prison, and to my. mind
ther can be no better argument in
*avor of the great educational
wovement that ig on in the 3. E.
Qurch South at this time, as prop.
yr educated means Christian edu
Come on, Mitford, you were doing
The entertainment given Monday
aght in the school audtorium by
the pupils of the lower grades fur
nished for the friends and patrons
of the school an evening of genuine
pleasure. The exercises were open
ed by a musical selection, beautiful
ly rendered by Mrs. John DesPortes.
Following this th(' pupils 'a Mrs.
Whitlock's room gave Hiawatha in
which Nokomis Vas represented by
Norwood Whitloek, Hiwatha by
Raymond Bowen, as a small boy,
and by Beverly Palmer as a larger
boy. Six little girls as Rainbow
Fairies in different colored dresses
of organdie gav0 a beautiful drill,
and the Indian braves, six little
boys, gay *ith teir feathers and
warnt, closed OiV part of the
progam -with a tomahawk drll,
ihi leased the audience. .9
* ue~ud&iber on the program by the
grades under Misses Best and Coop
e',r, pleased both old and young,
lben, Old Mother Goose, well im
by'Miss Jennie Lee, pre
sented her well known family in a
delightfully infordal way. Several
songs were introduced in which the
cibldrew' showed careful training.
n the- good..night song four little
"Voys from the first grade came on
.the stage dressid in pajamas, nod.
the music, which closed the
The teacbers of the grades
Misses Best;. Cooper
tlik are to be con..
Miss Sarah Lowry is the guest of
Mrs. W. G. Whitlock.
Mrs. Herbert Ruff, Jr., and son
spent a part of -the week here as the
guests of Mrs. W. H. Ruff.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kennedy, of
Lugoff, were visitors at Mrs. A. T.
Moore's the past week.
Mr. S. P. Thomas, Misses May'
and Sarah Thomas and Miss Caro
line Thomas of Columbia are in
Charlotte this week attending the
graduation of Miss Annie Thomas
at Queen's College.
Mrs. William DesPortes and her
daughter have returned from an
extended stay with relatives in Or
Miss Bessie Jones, of Longtown,
is spending this week with her sis
ter, Mrs. D. W. Ruff, Jr. Mr. and
Mrs. Ruff are now occupying their
new bungalow on Palmer street.
Rev. W. P. Peyton, Mr. Candee
and Mr. Burgess, of Winnsboro,
-were in town on Sunday.
Mr. J. ij. Frazier left on Mon
day to attend a meeting of the
general assembly of the Presbyter
* ian church in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Hernderson and
family are on a visit to relatices in
Mr. L. M. Blair was a business
visitor in Columbia on Monday.
Miss Valeria Blair is visiting rel
atives in Clinton.
Mrs. L. E. Wilkes was called to
her home in Newberry county on
Saturday on account of the death
of her foster father, Mr. Will
Mrs. L. M. Bair and Mr. Frazier
Blair motored to Clintor. last week
and spent several days with rela
Mr. David Edrington left on Mon
day for a visit in Columbia.
Mr. F'razier Blair was a visitor
in Winnsboro on Wednesday.
Mr. Ray Frazier, of Wofford Col
]ege, spent the past week-end with
Miss Nelle Holcomb, who has
very successfully taught the Blair
school the past session, left on
Thursday for her home in Laurens.
Mrss. G. W. Broome and family, of
Columbia, were visitors to Mrs. C.
H. Ragsdale the past week-end.
Messrs C. S. Lykes and W. M.
#Henderson left *on We esday for
their homes in Syracuse, N. Y.. af
ter a visit to relatives here.
'rived on Monday to be a companion
to Mrs. S. N. Henderson.
'Miss Elizabeth Kerr, of Hill
crest, spent a, few days. with Mrs.
W. F. Mackin before returning to
her home at Blackstock.
Mrs. Earl Pleasant and children,
of Elberton, Ga. are visiting Miss
W. H. Pleasant.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGrady,
of Columbia, spent the week-end
with her grand-mother, Mrs. Nich
olson, who is very ill.
Mr. ,Raymond, Young and sister,
Miss Annie Lee, of Hickory Ridge,
spent Suriday afternoon with Mrs.
Mr. R. Whilden and several
yount s of Columbia, spent Sun
day rdo' ' s. W. F. Mackin.
Mr. Wesy Rutland,- of Columbia,
spent Sundi#'g t home with his
Miss RuthI of Columbia,
spent Sund y 14th mother.
Miss Mamie Bat of Winthr P
College, is visiting -. and Mrs.
T. E., Deleney.
MX. J. W. Huiphpies; of Winns
boro, is visiting his grandmother,
Messrs Jiin and' Tom Delleney
and D. G. RAff and M4 Lucy Del
leaey attended the, novis Satur
day 'afternoon in Winnsbo.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. -Ogand Mis
ses Naomi Fields, Ruby: ight and
Estelle Caraway, of Wimiuoro, vis
ited the community Sundy after..
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Afqd - d
Messrs Maxie Youn.g' and. Jim
Humphries and Misses- Jessie. Lee
Humphries, Helen Mackin,. .mma
Mae Young and Annie Btti *es
attended the mnovies Saturday eviL
intg in Winnsboro.
Mrs. J. L.'Shupping has retxe
home from F1c'da, after visxg
Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf ha
moved to Winnsboro. We are sorry
to lose them as they will be greatly
Mrs. J. S. Clayton, of Augusta,
Ga., is visiting Mrs. W. B. Wright,
Miss Helen Bodell, of Mountville,
returned to her home Sunday, after
spending three weeks with Miss
Miss Lizzie Coleman is at home
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.
Roe Coleman, after spending the
past winter in Deland, Fla.
Miss Mae Allen and her friend,
Miss Della Wright Palmer, of Win
throp College, were the week..end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Shel
Mrs. J. F. Edmonds, Jr., and lit..
tle Jean Edmonds, of Abbeville, are.
visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Wol
Mrs. C. R. Bargeron and little
son, Roy, of Asheville, stopped over
a few days with Mrs. J. F. Beam
on their way to Vidalia, Ga., to
visit Mrs. Bargeron's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. A. Darby.
Mrs. J. A. Meetz and little Roy,
Mrs. M. D. Ogburn and little Mar..
ion, Jr., spent the past week-end
with Mrs. Meetz's parents at Peak.
Miss Julia Faucette was in Co
lumbia a few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wright, Jr.,
and children, and Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Beam were in Cheste6 Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Traylor spent
the week-end in Cross Keys with
Mr and Mrs. Alex Hill recently.
Mr. and Mrs. D. .P. Crosby an
nounce the birth of a daughter, Lu
cile Myers, May 5.
Mr. M. S. Lewis spent the week
end in Chester with his family.
Messrs J. F., Philip Allen and
W. D. Cleman were visitors in Co
lumbia last week.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. R. M.
Mann-a boy-fine, of course, none
such before nor since. This young
ster came on May 11th and is doing
nicely at the present writing. We
are glad to welcome R. M. Jr.
Bethel school will hold its closing
exercises on the nights of 19th and
20th, Thursday and Friday. On
Thursday night there will be exer..
cise by the whole gchool, plays, etc.,
and on Friday night there will be
exercises by the high school stu
dents, to all of which the public is
Prof. Parker, Mrs. L. A. Harmon,
Miss Zulee Funderburk and Miss
Sue McCain have done good work
and we expect the pupils to show off
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j GEORGE JOHN STONE.
Plutarch in his "Lives of Is
ous Men" quotes Diogenes asja
that "in 'rder to be saved.'
must have strong frienda 1o
enemies, anid that -he is best
the phil6phy of ttzin
we may " erve that it wpuW
to bb qu plauible, at
the fewer thise unpeaceful
ents the e a d
- Probably vrfe Ipeople
account the Wdsicuous
which a lawyer has fore
emies. His lif*,may or may or
respond with Mae 's f ef.
inition of it, bi 4 certaily
in the. zone of c ist
die his clisnt's causei f Zerl y, no
matter wbose feeligmai'bethere
by wbundedt He wllpgbab ha
a few good friends, howe er '-he
deserves theni, but Xis g&QVliA be.
feared, Athat they ;ivili*bq ltiaiz.
counterbalanced. by t tier as
Disguise the fact as ibu for
mal and polite preedde
in fke fi
a quar 's I e
measure lies the necesit awi
yers." Jack Cade said rst
thing you do, kill all of the la MV.Wr"
But common experienceu.eaches tha
men, even with ig0t0al prepar.
, cannot dit o~ n
with proper oftbe
amenities of debate that
as accomplishment Iways at
tained by long p training,
and hence, it has bees th one
who undertakes to be aw
yer has A fool for a e
Preliminaries aside, 304 ,we
respectfully ask a shorl u sgour
columns, for brief mentio -a
re ble man, of the las r
certazily no complet e f
just 6 few hurried m
Georg 4ohnstone was 7 at
the ffpe of his death, and the
xce dn of the last 0
life, had been ac from
- manhood to Igreal and
exertion. Nigli unt
ing; no dibt a th
all men kno cha
are re modi v
might ha:4 been wrought in him if he
had felt it to be his duty, in early life
to enter the ministry. What would
have been gained , we need not now
enter upon largely. That he would
have been the same masterful per
sonality in the pulpit, as he was in
the judicial forum, will go without
saying. But would the world have
lost, for instance, those trenchant
comments on men and things for
which he is famous, and which have
been quoted, to the delight and in
struction of others, far and wide ?
Lion hearted man, his predominant
note was defiance; yet, in a small cir
cle ,and among his intimate friends.
he showed a gentleness of manner,
and kindliness of disposition, which
was truly remarkable, he did n->
seek friendships, and yet he was r ot..
ed for unwavering loyalty to his
friends. At times, 3.deed, he ac..
tually seemed to enjoy alienating the
good will of others. Such are the
strange eccentricities of genius. But
withal, he was certainly an all round
man; could entertain any audience.
The writer recalls mn one occasInm
boarding a micnight train between
Newberry and Columbia, meeting a
drummer coming out of thc car con
vulsed with laughter; he paused lor~g
enough to say, "there's a fellow in
yonder that they call Col .Johnstone
who will make you split your sides
laughing." A trait of his character
worthy of special observation was his
marked deference to women; a per
fet Chesterfield in his bearing to
Not many people, c:>nparatively
spaking, can now recall the desper
ate political struggles of the white
men of the State to regain political
control, during the era of recon
struction, when all the offices of
highest honor and power were held
by aliens and strangers and ignorant
freedmen, backed as they were by
Federal bayonets. Then it was, too,
that out in the darkness could be
heard the tramp of armed men. It
was then that men like Tom Wood-.
ward, Feast Cameron and George
Johnstone came to the front, accept
ing hazardous leadership, appearing
unexpectedly, and without invitation,
at every radical pow-wow, night or
day, with the cool demand for a di
vision of time. George Johnstone
was then a young man, much young
er than Major Woodward was; had.
returned a mere boy, from the Con
federate Army; his education inter
rupted; the State devastated, and its
institutions of learning under radi
a1 ane grom control. Under these
withva bitte- feeling to
all things Northward, he was
his *father, Chantellor John
ej across the water to the great
. University, where his educa
finished. Upon his return
e campaign of 1876 was soon
he as then, cr soon thers.
to the House .f- Rep
where he certainly play.
nent part for so young a
r high political honors
ed upon him also.
Is of George Johnstone, the
at we had desired more e.
say a few words. It was
r that his greatest triumphs
eved. Her, MacGregor was
veggeath. At the zenith
ca 7"s practice and his
ere tide. He was en
uz .f!the most import
t were ever trie4 in'
of this State, While he
owledged by all to be an able
it must be said in entire can
t his brethren of the Bar,
garded him as a close student
law. It was as an adroit man..
causes that he will belongest
ered. There he towered higlf;
foeman worthy of any man's
,with seren -confidence in his
ility, was ready for all comers.
--lawyers were amply rewarded
attention. to his conduct of
portant triaL 'Iis cross exam
a hostile witness was very
u.t 9fte -too severe. It
- h. Hi advocacy was
a 'ging sarcasm and in
idi'ele, h was a. terror tO
nents;vith a taleit for mar
be faet. of a case, whic
the admiration of all, he
yet CoHow that with the iiost
declamation. At ti, i
4 oifld he remind his liee
rge Eliot's mgiiti
genigs of Savo Said
n description of the. gret
oratory, that "fron the
denunciation" he could 'fglide
s sibly into tones of the most ir
isR le entreaty." * A lawyer does
ve the option to elect the
which he will prosecute or
f For the most part they come
b ready made. A little doctor
g tust be allowed, of course. But
A:Xameron was doubtless joking
e said to the foreman of the
specting a oase which he had
ost, -'and ihich the ,presidin
he had had time "tu miauufacture a
little testimony" he would have
:leared him. Given the case of a
Shylock, however, seeking to rob a
bapless man "on the Rialto," and
none could excel George Johnstone in
hrowing between the oppressor and
the oppressed, the shining shield of
He was indeed a restless man. To
him the rush of the torrent was far
more engaging than the flow of the
placid stream. He drew upon a
boundless energy with reckless prod
igality. At last, after forty years
of tireless activity, the hammer of
Thor fell upon him; but Oh. inscruta
ble Providence! the fall was broken.
Napoleon said at St. Helena "a bullet
should have gotten me at Auster
litz. Death at best is tragic enough,
ample. But to halt on the very bos
om of the river, and tarry there; that
indeed is the irony of fate. For iong
his condition had been truly pathetic;
a broken and exhausted man. Final
ly, in sheer weariness of the delay,
he paid the grim boatman the bal
ance of his fare and passed over.
All in all, and with due allowance
for inevitable human faults, which
the uncharitable may say were neith.
er few nor small, it may be truth
fuly said of him that here was as
fine. a specimen of forceful American
Manhood as was ever bequeathed by
the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Ceni
tury. These, Mr. Editor, are but a
few scattering thoughts, which we
have deemed it not unmeet now to ex
press, touching the career and per
sonality of a most remarkable man.
G. W. Ragsdale.
Notice is hereby given that .John
W. Cathcart, administrator of the es.
tate of Mrs. N. A. Dickey, deceased,
has this day made application unto
me for a final discharge as such ad.
ministrator; and that the 12th day
of June, 1921, at 10 o'clock A. M., at
my office, has been. appoisted for the
hearing of said petition.
W. L. Holley,
Judge of Probate, Fairfield Co., S. C
May 12, 1921.
COMMUNITY HOUSE PROGRAM.
Friday night--Billy Burke it
"Away Goes Prudence." Fox News
Saturday, 4 p. m.--Robert War
wick in "Adventures of Hearts," alst
Tuesday-Marguerite i Clarke ir
"i.-a+y to Gt," na For News.
Egryone who h&as a washing m ie
Washing Machine Drainers thit ill a
chine -whenever it is coaveniently neal
circular. Also one of pur Little Giant
away with the unsightly clothes line an
an orame than an eyesore such as
out -clothd Is. Write for circular and p
f plambia Sup
823 West GWvls. Street
Columbia Lumber Manuf
Sash, Doors and Blin Inte
press and Oak, F ing Cei
ing, Ig d Win
we j _ks ervf
for04Q&. laund lry clea
retri -to you" - Thursday.
FIRE Steals the weal
the rate of a mi
Only by sound insurance c
ed-from losses a fire may c
premium won't break you
We Pay Money
See Us N
SUse good Maclh
4 save time ar
X Big 'Discoun
* K. R. Mf
DEATH OF MRS. RUBY
Mh tt.AOORE OF RIDGEWAY pO
Mrs. Ruby Moore, 24, wife of S. R.
Moore, died at the Columbia hospital
at 6 o'clock last night after a brief
illness. Mrs. Moore was a native of
Ridgeway. Besides her husband she
is survived bly her parents, Mr. and A
Mrs. C. A. Reed and three sisters,
Pauline, Addie and Daisy Reed of
Mrs. Moore has been ill only a
short time, having undergone an oP-.
-ation, and her death came as a
surprise and shock to her many UI
friends and relatives.
The remains were taken to Ridge
way for interment.
To Charm Her Away, the E
Owner of ghost-infested mansion (to cease
nervous guest)--Well. sleep well, old sent
main. Lady Agnes probably will look by 1
in towards dawn and moan a bit. If said
she keeps you awake. just crow like a
rooster and you'll find she'll vanish
Dught to hv n i41
tomatically drain the
a faucet. Write us for
Clothes Reels, which does
a reaIly is more or less of
the usual way of hanging
Columbia, S. C.
-ior Finish, Pine, Cy
in n r town. Call
ning enr Monday and
Will appreciate your
th of the:Natton at
Illon dollarsa day.
in you be protect
tuse you. A\ small
,but afire migI
mnery and ..
id labor. t
. Come 4
nie Down To-Diay
And Order Your
I Conntry Produce
Eggs a Specialty'
d here. Phone 170
EXECUTOR'S NOTICE. C
persons holding faim agaist
state of Jane A. McConnell, de
d, are hereby notified to pre
them within the time prescribed
aw; and all persons indebted ty
estate to make payment.
A. B. %pathart,