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Tl'OS. J. ADAMS,.EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
Wireless telegraphy is one of the
Alabama is to vote on the introduc
tion of the dispensary law in that State
during the present year.
The United States census will be
taken next year, and already there are
10,000 applicants for positions.
Augusta is happy over a white pri
mary to fill the vacancy in the Mayor's
in that city occasioned by the death of
Hon. Pat Walsh.
The Second South Carolina Volun
teers will be mustered out on or before
the 19th of April. This regiment is at
present located in Augusta.
The Samoan question has been vir
tually settled by leaving the whole
question to the arbitrament of King
Oscar, of Greece, and one or two other
sandpipers personally unknown to this
THE SWORD THE KEY ?F HEAVEN?
Gen. M. C. Butler favors expansion
and imperialism, claiming that it is
orginal Simon-pure democratic doc
trine, and Dr. Burroughs, of Augusta,
Ga., the eminent Baptist divine, before
the Georgia Baptist Convention in Sa
vannah, used the following language :
"The opportunity for which we pray
ed has come, he said. The shells of
Sampson and the guns of Lee have
made for us an open door. Dr. Bur
roughs declared that he wus aa expan
sionist and an imperialist. He was
calmly watching the developments of
the providence of God, and was not
troubled about what the future might
fl am an^imperialist through and
through. I want to see Jesus Christ
King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I
am an expansionist. I want to see the
Lord God cover the earth as the waters
cover the great deep."
"The question wbich now confronts
the Christian people of this country,''
said Dr. Burroughs, "is shall we go in
and possess these lands? Shall we en
ter these open doors? The Church, he
said, can make use of the swoid, wbich
is carving the way of civilization."
Dr. Burrough's utterances call to
mind the following passage from the
Koran, the words of Mohammed : "I,
the last of the prophets, am sent with
a sword, that those who advance my
faith enter into no argument or dis
cussion; and slay'all. who refuse obe
dience to the law. The 3word is the
key of bearec and bell; all who draw
it in the cause of faith will be reward
Weather for March.
"Weather Observer C. A. Long, of
Trenton, sends us the following
data of the weather for the month
just ended :
Max. Temp. 79 ; date 4th.
Min. Temp. 21 ; date 9th. '
Mean Temp. 56.6
For March, 1899, 5.31 inches
Average for March for 6 years
For 3 months, 1899,23.06 inches
Averag? for same 3 months for 6
years 15 47 inches
Who Is To Blame.
Kidney trouble has become so
prevalent that it is not uncommon
for a child to be born afflicted
with weak kidneys.
If the child urinates loo often,
if the urine scalds the flesh, or if,
when the child reaches an age
when it should be able to control
the passage, and it is yet afflicted
with bed-wetting, depend upon it,
the cause of the difficulty is
kikduey trouble, and tha first step
should be towards the treatment of
these important organs. This
unpleasant trouble is due to a
diseased condition of the kiddys
and bladder and not to a habit as
most people suppose.
If the adult has rheumatism ;
pain or dull ache in the back ; if
the water passes in irregular
quantities ; or at irregular inter
vals or has a bad odor ; if it stains
the linen or vessl the color of ruRt ;
it the feet swell ; if there are puffy
or dark circles under the eyes;
your kidneys are the cause and
need doctoring. Treatment of
some diseases may be delayed
without danger, not so with kidney
Dr. Kilme's Swamp-Root, the
great kidney, liver and bladder
remedy promptly cures the most
distressing cases. Its mild and
extraordinary effect is soon realiz
ed. Sold by druggists in fifty-cent
and dollar sizes. You may have a
sample bottle and pamphlet telling
lill about it sent free by mail.
Address Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bing
hamton, N. Y. When writing
mention that you read this gen
erous offer in the Edgfield, AD
in Cotton for sale
will take it to the
Cotton Mill. Mr. H.
A. Smith is with the
Cotton Mill now and
will be glad to buy
all cotton brought in
FIRST YEAR I
The most encouraging, invigora
ting, inspiring fact of Edgefield's
present, is the South Carolina Co
Educational Institute. The first
year of its existence in our midst is
almost at au end, but like all great
forces, no friction has character
ized its course, audible to outside
ears, and all that has been heard
is music and the happy concord of
sweet founds. The presence of
the Institute has become such a
grateful necessity to the people of
Edgefield, that 6ighs and regrets
from youthful buoyant spirits and
sounder more experienced wisdom,
are already being heard at the
mournful anticipation of the de
parture of students and teachers
for the summer months.
Edgefield, in the past, has been
unfortunately, but justly famed
for her fickle, dissatisfied, critical
temperament; in fact she has not
always been loyal to her instruc
tors of youth. But perhaps after
all it was a dissatisfaction of un
rest that her ideal in all respects
had not yet been attained. For
who has heard criticism of late,
or complaint? She has also de
veloped an amazing amount of
loyalty, for on one occasion when
an entertainment was advertised at
the Opera l?ouse for the same
evening that the cadets of the S.
C. C. L had invited the public to a
benefit of their own, there were
those who said, "We might have
gone to the Opera House, but not.
when the students of the S. C. C.
I. have needed our presence here."
Let those who have charge of the
Op^ra House take warning, and
should Sarah Bernhardt or even
Joe Jefferson honor Edgefield with
a visit, let them not select a night
which the cadets of the S. C. C. I.
have appropriated as their own.
Many have wondered how the
people of Willistou must feel the
absence of the Co-educational In
stitute, but the esteem in which
President Bailey is held is exem
plified by the fact that so many
have not been able to remain in
Williston but have come to Edge
field with the Institute. The whole
of Williston could do ii) better
than follow their example, nor
woul i it surprise us if they did.
They and all others will be gra
ciousby welcomed into our midst,
who wish to benefit themselves by
such unequalled opportunities.
The teachers and pupils of the
Institute have been, and are, a
great addition to our church ser
vices, and religious meetings of
all kinds, attending in a body the
different churches of our town,
and thus by their numbers and in
fluence refreshing and encourag-.
ing both pastors and people. On
Sunday mornings the Sunday
school lesson is recited in the
chapel of the Institute, in which
union or undenominational litera
ture is used. This Sunday-school
is composed exclusively of the
students and teachers who live in
the college,- . Much good is being
done in this way for the spiritual
profit of students.
The moral tone and spiritual
status of the school can nowhere
be excelled. More than one per
son has remarked the kindly spirit
that prevails, and have called it
"one large happy vnited family"
New pupils are made to feel wel
come and at home, as soon as they
enter the doors. Prof, Bailey, in
bis selection of teachers has cho
sen those, just honorable and ca
pable. The S. C. C. I. must not
be compared to those mere intel
lectual cramming combinations,
where christianity and upright
living are at a discouut.
The main building of the Insti
tute, is the largest and most im
posing structure of its kind in
Edgefield, being visible some d.s
tance out of town on several roads.
Its beauty has been greatly en
hanced by its recent painting,
done in beautiful colors and artis
tic style. It has been made to suit
as far as possible the nf cess?es if
not the convenience of thB school,
but the building is inadequate to
the accommodation of the large
number of boarders and teachers.
Edgefield should rise to the occa
sion, and make such additions to
the building as the necessities of
the case demaud. An auditorium",
gymnasium, and art rooms would
not come amiss.
The faculty of the S. C. C. I.
consists of the following teachers:
President F. N. K. Bailey, Profes
sor of Moral Philosophy and high
er English. Dr. L. R. Gwaltney,
Professor of Latin and Greek.
Capt. R. B. Cain, Comman
dant, Prof. of English, J. F. Entz- j
minger, Prof. of Mathematics.
Rev. W. Anderson, Prof. of Histo-1
ry. Miss Sudie Davis Principal
of the Primary Department, Miss
E. Williams Assistant teacher in
Primary and Intermediate depart
ments. Miss May Primrose, Art
Department. Mrs. Franklin Bai
ley, Principal of Music Depart
ment. Miss Marcelle Gwaltney,
Assistant teacher of Piano. Miss
S. S. Bailey, Vocal Music. Rev.
P. P. Blalock, Instructor in Wind
Instruments. Miss Angel Cheat
ham, Instructor in Stenography
and Type-writing. In addition to
the above force, there are two
young men in the Senior class,
who devote some of their time
each day in helping out backward
students, or those who get behind
in their classes.
The course of study in the Lit
erary departments is equal to that
of any female college in South
Carolina. A student in order to
pass from one class to another is
compelled to make 75 per cent, on
a written examination. The S. C.
C. I. makes a specialty of prepar
ing young men and young women
to teach, and 65 of its graduates
are now teaching in this State^
Some of these teachers occupy
prominent positions, both in the
country schools and in the to?vn
schools. This session 273 students
are enrolled, 95 of whom are board
ers. Almost every county in South
Carolina and also the States of
Georgia, Alabama, and West Vir
ginia, are represented in the stu
dent body. Parents are informed
daily by written reports of the
conduct and recitations ot each
President F. N. K. Bailey has
spent twenty-eight years o? his life
in the school-room as student and
teacher. He is an acknowledged
organizer and leader, possessing
that gentle firmness which has
characterized so many o? our bril
liant educators. He has endeared
himself to the people of Edgefield
by his faithfulness and zealous
anxiety for the mental and spir
itual welfare of their sons and
daughters, and for his unselfish
a?d Kindly interest in their recrea
tions and amusements. He does
net stand aloof in times of festivity
and enjoyment, but joins in their
mirth with as much enthusiasm as
the gayest of them. One of the stu
dents remarked that ''Prof. Baiely
believed in working while you
work, and playing when you play."
"From early childhood Prof; Bailey
has exhibited great love for teach
ing. When a small boy, he always
hailed rainy days with great jo}',
because he with his brothers and
sisters were not permitted to at
tend the college, and he wat al
lowed to take them in thc nursery
and teach them himself. It was
no child's play either, and although
he was but a few years older tban
the others, his word was law, and
sometimes af. close of the day's ses
sion he would announce with great
gravity of expression that some of
the lessons were not very well re
cited and ono or more of the sis
lera or brothers must b* kept in.
With that firmness which now
characterizes his management of
boys and girls he in tha' rainy
day school of his childhood con
trolled his playmates."
The first three years of Presi
dent Bailey's Hchool life was spent
at home under private teachers,
the next five in the Judfon Insti
tute of Alabama, of which our hon
ored Dr. Gwaltney was President.
He then entered the halls of How
ard College, where he spent five
years in hard study. After this,
he spent one year in special pre- ,
paration in Central Institute. Be
sides the above training. President
Bailey has attended quite a num
ber of summer schools both in the
North and ?outh. His first expe
rience as a teacher was in Alaba-. 1
j?AT-^l3?7ro-Lc"!jufc<3--o???ige ot "Oak- "
ridge Academy. At the close of '*
the session, he was unanimously
re-elected, but accepted the princi
palship of a boarding school just. 1
instituted in the same State, and 1
known aB the Sumter High School.
Here he remained three years, this
being his first experience in run
ning a boarding school. He then
resigned to accept the Superin
tendency of another and larger
boarding school in the same State
known as the Cuba Institute.
Soon after accepting this position,
President Bailey married * r.iss
Hearn, of Alabama. During his
third term as Superintendent Mrs.
Bailey died from the effects of
typhoid fever. After this sad mis
fortune, Professor Bailey decided
to resign his position in Alabama,
and came with his little daughter
Lilly May, to South Carolina,
where his father, Dr. T. M. Bailey
and family were Jiving.
Prof. Bailey located at Willis
ton, S. C., in 1891, and there laid
the foundation for the S. C. C. I.
He saw thatthere was no large Co
educational boarding school in
South Carolina, and determined
that he would establish one that
would do credit to himself, the
town of Williston, and the State
at large. The Institution was a
success from the beginning. Year
by year its patronage steadily in
creased, more teachers were added
to the faculty, and its course of
study raised and broadened, until
today the South Carolina Co
Edncational Institute ranks as
one of the best institutions in the
State, and excepting Winthrop and
Clemson is the largest boarding
school in South Carolina. It is
probably as well advertised and
patronized as a number of Insti
tutions twice its age. Its gradu
ates may be found all over this
State and the surrounding States,
filling positions of honor and
In 1896, the large and beautiful
buildings of the S. C. C. I. at
Williston were burned. While
plans for rebuilding were being
considered several towns in South
Corolina began corresponding with
Prof. Bailey and making proposi
tions to him to move the Institu
tion to their towns. Edge ti eld
was among the number, aud think
ing it was best to move farther
up the State, and believiug that
Edgefield offered more advantages
aa a place of location, he accept
ed tho proportion made by the
people of Edgefield, and moved
the Institution to this place du
ring the summer of 1898. In 1894,
President Bailey married Miss
Lizzie Black of Bamberg, who
has since then stood shoulder to
shoulder with him in all of his ed
The Music Department of the
Institute is its most charraiug fea
ture. The three teachers who have
it in charge 3taud in the foremost
ranke with the best musical ability
aod attainment. Pour pianos a/ne
kept constantly iu use. With fifty
students of piano, mandolin, aixi
voice culture, and the systematic!
practice of brass and string bands^
'music that charmer of the hum
aeart," is hoard, as one of !
iadets expresfcd it "from Tevei
it day-break, nht?l the bugle bk
for lights out at iC ZO at night."
Mrs. F. N. K. Bailey, the prie
pal of the Music Department, 1
been a student of this science sii
she was seven years old. As j
instructors, ehe has had several
the most prominent musicians, a
for some years was teacher of mu
io the Greenville Female Colle
The renditiou of the most well,
lected. classical music by her ]
pils at the entertainments given
the S. C. C. I. give vivid proof
her taste in selection, and abil
and efficiency in imparting.
MISS MARCELLE GWALTHEY.
Miss Marcie Gwalcney, assi
ant teacher of the piano, studi
for a number of years in Shor
College, Rome, Ga., and also tc
a course of music in the fame
Lucy Cobb Institute, nf Athe:
where she won the gold medal,
a previous year she has gb
Edgefield the benefit of her caj
ble teach i Dg, and has long sir
been recognized as a musician
unusual genius, both in the exec
tio/i and conception or her sel<
MISS S. S. BAILEY.
Miss S. S. Bailey, a sister
President Bailey, is knowu perse
ally to many Edgefield people, b
more especially to the people.
Saluda county. She taught mu?
at the Ridge tor several years,, ai
by her personal charm of mann?
won 'he affect ion and esteem"
all. The musical taste of the Rid
was raised to a much higher degr
of excellence during her stay the]
She began the study of music"
the early age of six years, andsti
by step has thoroughly prepari
herself for the culture of the voie
She has attended some of our be
colleges, besides havi. g had sey<
years experience in the training
REV. P. P. BLALOCK.
One of the mose captivatii
features of Ihe music departmei
is the Brass band, of which R<
P. P. Blalock is director. Th
band has from its incipency bec
one of the wonders of the Colleg
"and still Ihe wonder grows/' Ti
rapidity and thoroughness wit
wh'ch thin ?lepartment has lean
ed to make music is indeed
marvel. We might say all ti
credit is due to Mr Blalock, fe
we couM have no such thrill in
harmonies without him, and yet :
is a poor rule that does not wor
both ways; without the te?chen
young ladies, and cadets of the S
C. C. I. who compose the bane
Edgefield alone would have bee
powerless. Much of the music c
the band has been composed b;
Mr Blalock, whose ability as
composer i s well knowns and-v.
fcuowie'igeuy an well " aa rrrty nTl'Sl
cal genius in other directions. Mi
Blalock, a native of Edgefield i
not a prophet without honor in bi
own country, for since th
completion of his education, Edge
field has with the exception of i
few yesrs, kept him heartily clasp
ed in her own embrace, and he ha
fully compensated all her affec
tion and favor. His opportunity
for study has been extensive anc
well comprehended. His firs
years as a learner away from hom<
were spent at Cedar Grove in Spar
tanburg county, and Macon, Ga
His maturer years as a studem
were pissed at the Presbyterial
Theological Seminary in Coluni
bia S. C., at Furman Univereitj
and the Baptist Theological Sem
inary, Louisville Kentucky. Hii
attainments are thus seen to bi
versatile. As a pastor, he hat
been one of the most successful in
Edgefield county, being a man qi
wide influence, and with many
friends. The brass band consist
ing of sixteen pieces is composed
of the following members: Direc
tor Rev P P Blalock, lead hori]
Prof Entzminger, 2nd E flat BF
Mays, 1st B flat J A Brailsford,
2ud*B flat Ralph Jones, B flat M?S?
Mattie Lyon, I?t tenor Capt Cain,
2nd cenor Goi don Quattlebaum, let
alto F A Moorer, 2ud alto J C Mc?
Millan, clariouet Geo Mime, picol
lo Leeter Broadwater, cymbals
Sloman, kettle drum Cleveland
Covar, bass drum V S Maree.
MISS MAY PRIMROSE.
The Art Department is presided
over by Miss May Primrose, whose
name and face would well adorn a
more spacious, and more beautiful
apartment, than she is now com
pelled to occupy. M?68 Primrose
is from Greenville, Miss., and grad
uated in 1896 at a college in Ful
ton, Missouri. The specimens of
work done by her thirteen pupils
testify to her competency in this
department. Some sketches in
black and white by Miss Lazelle,
and landecapes in pastel by Miss
Lula Black are especially notice
DR. L- R. GWALTNEY.
The classes in Latin and Greek
are under the supervision of Dr L.
R. Gwaltuey. His mauner of im
parting to his pupils is so clear,
and so well calculated to make
plain all knotty problems, that he
oi she who makeB feint of misun
derstanding must indved be "well
wadded with stupidity," or else
''having eare, hear not."
Dr ?Gwaltney's early youth was
spent iu the Isle of Wight couuty,
Va. He graduated in Columbian
University in 1853 with degree of
B. A. Having held position as in
structor in this institution for tWD
years, he was called to a church in
North Caroliua. where he preached
for two years, and as pnfassor in
?Chowan Female College, Murfreen
boro, N. C., he remaiued anotbor
.session in that. State. But toolong
already have we dwelt on the time
when he was not in Edgefield. He
was now called to the pastorate of
the Edgefield Baptist Church, and
during the war between the States,
hie home was in oH Edgefield, and
in the hearts of her people. Dur
ing those tryiug times he waa the
solace and comforter of many ach
ing and anxious heart?.
In 1869 he went to Rome, Ga.,
remaining there for seven years.
In 1876 Dr Gwaltney was called to
the presidency of Judson Female
College, Mariou, Ala., where he
first became an influence in the
life of President Bailey. In 1882
he returned to Rome as president
of Shorter College, and after nine
yeare, was called as pastor to
Athens, Ga., where he remained
Although Dr Gwaltney had left
Edgefield in 1869, the many years
that had elapsed, and the many
honored and esteemed pastors who
had dwelt in our midst, had in no
degree estranged h im from us, for
he had lived in the hearts of the
older inhabitants, and his influ
ence was a continual benediction
to the younger ones, whom for the
most part, he bad never seen. In
1893 he was prevailed upon by a
unanimous vote of thy church to
Tetnrn to Edgefield, and here live
for the rest of his earthly sojourn.
?Jgefield could have paid him no
gher compliment, for most of his
friends of former years had passed
away to the better land, but the
traditional h mor and affection
which clung to his names assured
them-that he would bethe same
wise counsellor and sympathetic
friend he had proven himself.to be
in the days of their fathers. Hav
ing made trial of him, their expec
tations have not been disappointed,
for in every way he has demon
strated his faithfulness as of yore.
In noi other way has he moro clear
ly shown his deep interest in our
people, than by bn efforts to bring
into our midst the South Carolina
?o-Educ?tional Institute, for his
influence had much to do with irs
DR. R. W. ANDERSON. 1
History is taught in the Insti
tute by Dr R. W. Audersou, rector
of the ^'Episcopal church. The
course in this department is very
thorough and gives the student a
Well informed mind, as to the
great facts of ancient and modern
times. Dr. Auderson from
the State of Virginia, and came of
wealthy and distinguished lineage.
He was educated iu the State of
his nativity, and is a graduate of
the University of Virginia. With
men Of such ability and integrity
within its halls, the South Caro
lina Co-Educational Institute must
ever go forward an enemy to youth
ful ignoraucn and vice. Edgefif ld
is again indebted to Virginia for
this son of her soil.
j PROF. ENTZMLNGER.
Prof W. F. Entzmiuger, has
charg? of the department of math
ematics, the study of which is car
rjod through trigonometry. Board
Jog; m the college with President
. -^."^ d0 most of the teachers
-^^^Sc?'-T?a.u; and- freaident
Ijjcaiey ls no lefc handed mah eith
e&lProf Entzminger is from Rich
land ?ounty, near Columbia. He
has ailready become one with the
people of Edgefield, possessing a
v.'ery genial disposition, and yet
characterized by an unusual mod
esty of speech and demeanor. His
filasses go about their work with
reist and enthusiasm, and his
graphic explanations and anima
ted countenance demonstrate his
nappy faculty of making this ofteu
irksome study enjoyable to youth
ful intellects. Prof Eutzminger is
a near relative of W. E. Eutzmin
ger, so successful as one of "the
teroes of the cross" in Brazil.
INTERMEDIATE DEPARTMENT - MISS
The Intermediate Department of
tte S. C. C. I. is in charge of Miss
?m Williams, of Salkehatchie,
(blleton couuty, who also assists in
tie primary department. Miss Wil
lama is a former graduate of the
Sj C. C. L, and does honor to her
ama mater. As a musician who
bis received her training in the
Iistitute, she does credit io herself
aid her instructors. Miss Williams
isa niece of the noted John G.
Williams, D. D., late of Allendale,
PBIIARY DEPARTMENT-MISS SUDIE
Frty-seven pupils ranging from
the rst to the fourth grade, con
stitue the primary department.
All iie latest, best, and most up
to-dte methods are here employ
ed. Miss Sudie Davis, who has
thislepartment in charge, is a na
tive f Edgefield county, her home
for ame years being near Richard
sonvle, bot for about fifteen years
she hs been living at the county
seat. She attended our village
8cho<s, and was a bright and prom
isingamiable and obedient pupil.
She ftended the Due West Female
Collee one year, and afterwards
spentwo years at the Charleston
Fernie Seminary, familiarly
know as Miss Kelly's school,
wherahe graduated. She taught
a priUe school of her own in West
Edgeald for two years, but was
electe as assistant teacher in the
Edge?ld Institute in 1897. This
was ?great compliment to her
qua?bations as a teacher, as the
appoitment was wholly a surprise
to ht, she having made no pre
viouapplication for the position.
Her ection aa teacher in the Co
Educional Institute was gratify
iug tanany Edgefieldians. Miss
Daviffrom ber commencement as
a fceaor, has been very popular
with fe childn n. She has been
strictu her discipline, and firm
in heiealinga with them, but has
wield! her scepter so gracefully
and th so much tact that they
bave ielded her their homage
witho a murmur.
CAPT. R. B. CAIN.
Thenilitary feature is a very
impomt and attractive depart
ment the Institute. Command
ant, Ot R. B. Cain is a native of
Sumtoouuty, and has Lad four
years jcperience in a military
school. He is also a commissioned
captain in the State militia.
The officers in Co. A are as fol
lows: Com'maudant, Capt R B
Cain; Cadat Captain, S E Smith;
Academic Adjutant, AS Appleby;
Military Adjutant. HE Phillips;
First Lieutenant, L E Cogburn ;
Second Lieut., J A Brailsford;
First Sergeant. B F Mays; Second
Sergt, W A Byrd ; Third Sergt, W
Posey; Fourth Sergt, Gordon
Quattlebaum ; Fifth Sergt, J C
Hare ; First Corpora), B R Griffin ;
Second Corpl, J L Carwile; Third
Corpl, G B Hearn ; Fourth Corp',
Tillman Bunch, Fifth Corpl, Joe
Co B has just been organized
and the officers have not been ap
pointed. At present Mr Calhoun
Mays is acting as captain, Mr.
Carrol Maree, first sergeant, Floyd
Davis second sergeant. In a short
while the Commandant expects to
have this company thoroughly or
ganized and the officers appointed.
STENOGRAPH'! AND TYPEWRITING.
Miss Angel Cheatham, teacher
of frtenqgraphy and typewriting is
a native of Edgsfield, and is a j
niece of Col Bacon, of the Edge
field Chronicle. She has a num
ber of students in these branches,
a-.id is doing excellent service in
her department. As a graduate io
stenography and typewriting at
Winthrop, she is thoroughly pre
pared for her position, and is do
ing all of the business correspond
ence as stenographer for the Insti
tute. Besides her training at Win
throp she has had three years ex
perience as stenographer for busi
ness houses in Sumter and Colum
The matron of the Institute, Mrs
M. E. Staggers, is a la ly of educa
tion, culture, and refinement. She
is a sister of ex-Secretary of State
Tindall. For years Mrs Staggers
was matron of Cooper-Limeatone
College. She endeavors to make
the horne department attractive,
comfortable, and substantial. Some
of I bp students of the S. C. C. I.
may b*3 heard to grumble about
long lessons, strict rules, etc., but
in very rare cases do you ever hear
them complain about the table
fare and home arrangements.
"A ,'ittle learning is a dangerous
Drink deep or taste not the Pierian
All progressive institutions of
learning foster the interests of lit
erary societies, two of which are
among the interesting features ol'
the S. C. C. I.
The Pierian Society for young
men holds a weekly meeting in ?he
Behool chapel, on every Saturday
evening, the members spending)
from one and one-half to two and
a. hali .honrsrin_ substaixtxaLf?i?aitsl
for their intellectual improvement.
A better selection for the time of
meeting could not have been made,
for Saturday night bas generally
been conceded as belonging to that
personage of hideous mien, who
'goes about as a roaring lion, seek
ing whom he may devour," and it
is well to over-reach his pernicious
influence for at least that length
)E time. We do not suppose that
Prof Bailey had any such reason
;or belecti?g this evening, but we
nerely mention it as one more
.eason why his choice was a wise
me. A peculiar circumstance in
?onnection with this society, is,
hat during its eight years of exist
.nce, the members have never fail
id to meet and transact business
>n Saturday night.
The present officers of this so
?iety are a's follows: President, J
j Smith ; Secretary, J L Carwile;
^ice-President, T M Bunch ; Cen
lor, J G Hollaud; Chaplain, W C
Baxiey; Critic, Uapt Caiu ; Junior
Critic, A S Appleby; Librarian, H
S Phillips. Before the buildings
vere destroyed by fire in Williston,
his society had accumulated a li
>rary consisting of several thous
and volumes of the choicest litera
ure. Since the fire the society has
;radually been getting in books,
>ut still stands sadly tn need of a
;ood collection. It is earnestly
loped that the friends of the Iu
t.itute who can, will donate books
or this purpose.
The Fiddian Literary Society
or the young ladies meets cm Wed
lesday afternoon, twice a month,
'resident, Miss S S Bailey; Vice
'resident. Miss Primrose ; Secret
ary, Miss Mary Aune Fuller;
)oorkeeper, Ruth Fuller; Critic,
liss Lillian Anderson. This or
anization is accomplishing a
reat deal for the literary advance
?ent of the youug ladies.
ROBERT E. LEE SOCIETY.
The Robert E. Lee Society is for
ie small boys, its meetings are
vice a month. Prof Entzminger
as the supervision of the work
one in this organization, and says
lat he expects the Probert L. Lee
ociety to furnish some of the
reat statesmen of Edgefield
Hannah More has said: uIt is
)ing some service to humanity to
nuse innocently," and Prof Bailey
>e8 not think that youthful hearts
lould always be "employed . De
ities, without relaxation," soon
riday evenings in the chapel and
irlor of the Institute, those
miders and day pupils who have
ceived no demerits during the
eek are allowed to meet for
creation and enjoyment. Two or
ree hours are here spent in hav
g a good time, and the teachers
ive their share, for there are no
oody spiritless people at the In
Although the discipline is thor
ighly enforced there is always
eseutau inspiration in numbers,
ven here, however, eternal vigi
nce is the watch woid, and bo}'s
id girls areuot allowed to talk to.
The Wonderful Doctor Slo
is Demonstrating Every
ized World, that Con
By Special and Particular A
; arations, Embracing
System, May be C
v - Readerofl
Consumption is curable.
The discovery has been made, perfected,
triumphantly tested and given to the world
by the eminent American medical expert
specialist-Dr. T. A. Slocum.
The Slocum System is a thorough, com
plete and comprehensive System of Treat
ment consisting of Four distinct Prepara
tions. Combined, they represent the actual
annihilator of Consumption, coughs, colds,
asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, weakened and
run-down systems, anemic conditions, larynx
gitis, grippe and its serious after-effects..
First-The Slocum System kills and drives
out of the human system every death-dealing
germ, thereby rendering it susceptible to re
sponsive treatment. .'
Second-Tt introduces a buildinjr-np, fat
tenins. strcn^tli-restorine food, which re
stores the dh-rnsc-wnsted tissues and brings
thu at nn?luncs into active, healthy use.
gether more than five minutes at a
time, and as for passing notes, a
little girl at the Institute remarked,
"that if one was passed at the front
doo1-, and Prof Bailey was'in the
back room ef the Institute, he
would know it." "A masquerade:
was given to the older, students of
the Institute sometime; since, *a
"ell s toon wJjioh-.Ri'of ?Bftr^c-y-hoyok
served every spring in-hre schooK
His theme affords amusement'
and happy anticipation Jo?"t|ie
students for weeks .before hand,
and maekes a joyful remembrance
feb them for many years to come: . .
These, occasi ms of enjoyment'
have demonstrated the fact that
young people can indulge in inno
cent amusements with ardor and
enthusiasm, aud yet display to
each other that courtesy and civil
ity, of manner which is so fre
. There seems to be no dearth of
good material at the S C G I with
which to get up an interesting eu-v
tsrtainment, and the most of these
occasions have been enjoyed in the
Opera House, the last of which waa
given in honor of the Teachers' As
sociation, which convened in our
town last week. It was a fair
sample of several preceeding ones
which have done credit.to the In
stitution. At these entertainments
members of the class in elocution
taught by Miss Primrose have re
cited with alternate pathos and hu
mor; the music class has hadan
opportunity to show to parent? and
interested friends their degree, of
improvement; the selected co:ps
of cadets have proven their skill in
the bearing of arms; and some of
the young men have allowed us to
listen in reality to orators and
statesmen of the future. The cho
rus' class has added mum to the
pleasure of these occasions, and the
string and brass bands have in
;erspersed the program, with me
COMMENCEMENT. ' J
The closing exercises of the
South Carolina Co-Educational
institute will take place on the
!4th and 25th of May. The Setror *
?lass, which generally figures most
iromineutly in commencement -
easons, this year consists of niue
itudente. The commencement ser- I
oon will be preached by Rev Dr
)erieux, of Spartanburg. A speech
u education will be delivered by .
Superintendent of Education Hon
ohn J McMahaD, of Columbia,aud ~
,n address will be delivered before j
he societies by Rev A J Jan-.bou,
Edgefiold is almost tempted to I
nsh ill fortune to the Senior class I
f the S C C I, viz., that they may J
ail to pass on their final examina
ions, for if they pass, it. is prob?
is that their brigh?faces will il- .f
Limine some other spot* of thie \
lundaue sphere. However, we will "
ot yield ourselves the victim of
?ch selfish desires, for we have a
etter wish for them. It is that
be young men will be so capti
ated by tho fair maidens, and the
oung ladies so charmed by the fl
andsome youths of Edgefield, that ti
bey will be enticed to return, and
veutually make themselves a per
?anency in our midst. This sug
esti?n is made to them now, as
pery hour is precious, and .after 3
ie commencement -it will ie too '
ite to make tbefr final' arrange
tent8. "What's to be. doue; must
9 dono quickly." J
FLORENCE ADAMS MIMS. p]
cam System of. Treatment
sumption is Curable.
rranserientj, F?fc^ft Prep ~
the . Complete Slo?ip; jjg
_ __? a .".
. . . . SSS i j
Third-It stops at once all catarrhal an*
mucous discharges and kills the cough.
Fourth-It provides a trae tonic bOMM
which invigorates and stimul?t*-;, *?tt??"
all weak spots and brings thc entire sys tana .
bark to a healthy normal condition.
Best of all, this jr lori?os discovery is yours
for the asking. By a, special arrangement..
made with the Doctor, readers ol thia, paper .
mayobtain the Four Preparations making up
the complete Slocum System, as illuatvated. .
above, by sending their complete names,- y
postoffice and express addresses to the
Slocum Laboratories, 96 and 98 Pine Street,
New York, being sure to mention this paper.
Editorial Advice. Write to the Doctor, to-,
day, ask his advice, and he will give yon the
benefit of his years .of experience. Don't de- ? '?'?
lay, '.but tend your full name, postoffice and
express address to Dr.T. A. Slocum, 98 Pine
Street. New York, K.Y., arid "be ?ure ta tay
that you read this generous o narin this papar. _
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