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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AFBIL 27th, 1910
'i & L. ASSOCIATIONS
kat Building &. Loan Associa .
loos aro Doing in the
IProgressive City of
e strongest forces in nature ?are
silent powers which perform
ir^Jioiseless operations with tlu
results-it is the same way
h the best artificial influences;
rlotte is one of the leading typt.
?\e progressive Southern oity
j the Building & Loan Assoeia
ns of ^Charlotte have done more
any one thing else to makt
rlotte grow. ?
ere are four Building & Loau
Orations in Charlotte. The ti rs ti
most important and oldest one
e Mechanics Perpetual B. & i.
ociation with 26,500 shares ami
ts of 451,100,000. Loans of over
illion dollars all secured, and
er 90 per cent on improved real
te with not over two-thirds loan
the value, Mr. S. Wittkowsky,
aident and Mr. R. E. Cochran
he Mutual B & L, Mr. John R.
President, ; and Mr. E. R.
sler, Secretary, with abour 12,
shares, assets over $500,000
th almost as much loans well se
hen the Charlotte B & L ?lr. J.
Vanl?ss, President, Mr. Wells
wu, Seor?tary, with about 6,000
re* and assets of over $150,000,
about as much in loans,
hen a new one, the Mecklen
Mr. John D. Ross, President
A. G. Craig, Secretary, with
ut $2500 shares and about $??,-^
assets. These various Associa
is'make up the sum of abouti
per capita invested, of the pop
tiou of the - city. They pay 25
ts per share each week,
r. Sam Wittkowski is the leai
Spirit among the many good
rkers in this powerful business
rpriue that is doing so much
Charlotte, and it is a sight well
rtb seeing to goto the office ot
Mechanics Perpetual Building
n Association on a Saturday
ooo -and sefe the stream of
pie coming in wijfc their pass-|
ks and paying in their weekly
they have to form line aud
ften fooks like a perfect regi-j
nt^of people old and young,
ite and black, as many negroes
(yrthat ms, alone,, has built up
sven negro churches-and- uura
uf negro lodges and societies,
ld he says that there" is no better
jurity than, a negro church-as
w.H surely pay their dues on a
lurch. They have also built uri
>lle.?3*,S?>i?t:tri?iw and other us>
^uildings. which adorn thi>
>vely city. None, of tl e mon ?y in
lis sort of investment lies idle, but
is at cn;ce put into a house and
>es right back into circulation
iopg the carpenters, lumberman
supply men and very soon a
?sw house stands up to testify to
blessings, and in that house i? a
tppy family saving rent in their
rn home. This encourages thrift
lid saving. % In a few weeks the
tiona! Building & Loan League
ill ?r?eet at Charlotte. This League
be one of. the greatest events
rer held in Charlotte and far more
meficial than any political body
ever met there. In fact the
tte political convention is to bc
there too soon, and it is coui
letely chined down by this Nation
League, wjth able representatives
[om ail over the United States,
ma Maine vto California. The
ite League of North Carolina I
ll meet also about same time of
National, and it will be a priv
ig9 to attend both meetiug>
lhere one can "gain such interest I
jd enthusiasm, as chere will be ad
jsses made on all practical phase -
this good work, by brainy men
io know what they are talking
The B & L Association is the cor- j
?r stone of progress and prosperity,
>t only because it builds up homes
id encourages economical invest
ient, but there is nothing which
ihancea the value of real esta;e
Afcd it gratifies me to say that no
ie man in Charlotte has done so
iuch forth?8 valuable work, as Mr.
Iam Wittkowsy, to whom this so. i
f work is indeea a labor of low.
A. S. T.
. Eties When Treated.
"I bear, doctor, that my friend
trown, whom you have been treat
so long for liver trouble, has
lied of stomach trouble," said on .
>f the physician's patients.
"Don't you believe all you hear,"
Ireplied the doctor. "When I treat
% man for liver trouble he dies of
r'er trouble."-Everybody's Maga
Paper Prepared by Miss Stalna
ker and Recently Read Be
fore White Town Sun
The, folio wiri jr ?s a paper read be
fore the VVhiteTown Sunday school
by Miss Mattie Stalnaker, assistant
teacher of White Town school, her
subject being "The Call to the
Ministry," the paper being sent to
The Advertiser for publication bv
.Air. G.-W. Hamilton-:
A.revival of legal preaching: is
the need of the hour, not the per
fume Tjf flowers, not flattery of
speech, but the Gospel truth, wheth
er desired or not. A few '\John the
Baptists" calling men to repentance
would he worth mon- in this senti
mental age, thati^-a host of the so
called latest style preacher* who han
die their hearers, as it were, on the
linger tips of kid gloved hands.Not
a change in the gospel, nor more of
it do we need, but men, rugged men,
who believe the truth, and will
stand np for it; not favoring men
who are afraid of their shadow, not1
compromisers of the trulls, not ex-"?
p.jueiits of science, art and litera-!
ture but men who believe the woru
of God, an<J preach it; men who
know Christ the Father and fear- J
1'ssly declare it. These we must !
have, or we perish. We heartily j
agree with Rev. Sam Jones when he
says that preaching the law iii not
so popular, as 'we. much prefer the j
mild soothing messages of the gos-;
pel: We applaud a sermon on the j
iove and mercy of (-?od, and declare
the preacher a grand man, solong
us he preaches in our favor, but on
the other hand let him deliver a
truthful sermon on the justice of
God, his hatred of sin and the life
we ar * living, wc are ever ready to ,
criticise, condemn him and ask for,
a removal if he is Methodist, or pre-i
cipitate conditions which will force!
his resignation if he belongs to an-1
other denomination. Men do not i
want to be told of their sins and
wickedness nor reminded of judg
ment and justice. -We shudder at
the thought of some day, being
judged as we have judged, and jus- 1
dee being meted out to us for the 1
evil deeds! we have .done here on ]
tiiis earth. Very 'naturally such doc-- i
trine is-'unpopular in our day_ aud .
time. .ltis-JibJ>i ? ?vy?'>',? l^^^-^jie^j-*
z^wrr-?re^hioved to repentance by i
the preaching of love and_mercy, '.
they .must first be aroused, awaken- i
ed and made1 to see their moral 1
weakness and realize their lust and
ruined condition, and until this
much has been accomplished it is
us?les- to tell thom of the love and
merey*df God. We know that few. J
are preaching a legal gospel to-day,
uni to this fact, is due, in a large '
measure the condition in society s
and thc church. This pastor is peril
ously near the.condition of the man \
who could not see ??I J woods for the 1
trees. In his intense attention to the
higher duties of thc ministry, he
looses sight of the possibilities di
rectly spintuaj but no less impor- '
tau? mission of the church, for J
blessed is he, who looking back on
the day, the week, the year, can say, .
1 have fought a good tight, 1 have 11
continued my pursuit of Christ, I
have held fa-^t to ?ny loyalty, to love
and to God. ?MIL it is not our pur
pose here io discos the serious,
even sacred re.-?pou.-.ibi?ities resting
upon each and eve y one of us to 1
strive after the Jai ger litness in our
separate calling. Oi this responsi
bility we need only to say by this '
way alone comes to the individual
real success in his calling and by
this way alone, can he avoid be- f
coining a partial failure within him- c
self and in a gregor or less degree, '
an obstacle in the lives of others. 1
vVe do wish, however, to set some
one to thinking about the sacred- 1
ness of the obligation under which y
each of us rests of realizing and ?
striving to develop his or her ca
pacity which may be turned our
potential powers'of indefinite growth
What if b* the eye of the mind and ,
soul could be seen in contrast the 1
real I and the potential 1. What a '
shriveling pf seeming pretentious,
."hit an aggregation of real de- j
formities would we present to our
selves, and to all others. Possibly
the greatest miracle of human ex
perience is the transformation of a
sou'- turned God ward and Christ
ward, and forgetting the things
which are behind and reaching forth
into the things which are before,
let us press earnestly toward th
mark of our calling.
Erudite Relative-"Some time.
Tommy, I hope you will read Presi
dent Eliot's fiv? feet of books."
Tommy-"Shucks, aunty! Fiv
feet? I've already read "Twent;
Thousand Leagues Under 4the Sea
ind 'From the Earth .-to th
Moon !' "-Chicago Tribune.
BYRNES FOR CONGRESS.
Solicitor Byrnes of Aiken Will
Oppose Mr. Patterson For
Congress in Campaign
.Aiken County is to hav? a candi
date for Congress in the field this
summer. It has been rumored for
several days that Solicitor James F.
Brynes was considering making the
race and a reporter" of the Journal
and Review interviewed Mr. Byrnes
as to his intentions. He stated that
he had had tho matter under conside
ration for some time and had finally
decided to enter the race in the ap
proaching primary; that at the
proper time he would through the
press and from the stump make
known his views upon public ques
tions and present to the people of
the Sedond District his reasons for
asking their support.
Mr. Byrnes will undoubtedly
prove a strong candidate and has an
excellent chance of -4?eing elected.
In his race for Solicitor he received
5,500 votes in the Second Circuit
against two able and popular gen
tlemen. The co indes composing
the second circuit, together with
Saluda, Ed?reficld and Beaufort
counties compose the Second Con
gressional District. It will take
0,4-00 votes to elect a Congressman,
and if Mr. Byrnes can succeed in
holding his vote of two years ago,
and from thc counties of Edgetieid.
Saluda and Beaufort receive only
90u votes he would have a major
As Solicitor, Mr. Byrnes has made
an exeell nt record; according to
the report of the Attorney General;
one of the best in thc State, and it
is thought that Ids friends through-;
out the Circuit will help him to se-^
nure the coveted promotion.-Aike^rf
J o u rn al an d II?.1 vie w.
This Newspaper Strongly En
dorsed as an Advertising
Knowing that The Advertiser
jas a good representative eiVoula
;i?n, a short tim<- ago_?, Dr.' W. E.
Prescott without^xdii?ipJ^^- ' *^
>^t?^^s?RT'-r V?S; ' to insert an
Wl?*<rntr-7for him, statin-}
saw results from it he
vould continue the advertisement.
The following note which the writer
.eceived Monday morning speaks
Mr. J. L. Minis,
A few weeks ago I asked you to
.un a short "ad" in The Advertiser,
)ut confess that I had fears that it
vould not pay, as mine is a country
But something has made an in
;rease in my business sine? the lirst
ssue of my card.
' Last Saturday there was such a
arge crowd at my store that I had
,o call in two extra clerks to wait
>n them. At one time there were 8
>r 10 wagons waiting their turn at
1 believe the "ad" helped to do it.
?o continue the card a while longer.
W. E. Prescott
Platform of Mr. W. G. Wells
Candidate For Supervisor.
To the Citizens of Edgefield County:
Having formally announced my
self a candidate for Supervisor I
lesire to place my platform fairly
ind squarely before the people for
heir consideration. ? x
I am in favor of using the peo
>le's money strictly in accordance
vith the law and not the practice of
i custom. I will see that every dol
ar is properly expended.
I am in favor of using economy
tvith impunity, which I mean to
i&y when there is a -dangerous plaee
in the road, or a defective bridge,
hat is unsafe to the public, it is
better to spend a little money in
juch cases than to take the risk of
having to pay for a broken leg
horse or damages to some injured
person, while waiting for the gang
to come around to make necessary
Tam in favor of giving every
man sometlrn<r in return for his
money, and have no favored sections
I am in favor of working the
sand roads in the winter while the
land is damp, and the clay roads
during the summer which will grive
the " time to pack, and form a ?rood
sol d bed before the winter rains.'
I did not write this as a political
'.?".an. but to be carried out in the
interest or the people asl se? it, if
I am elie;ed.
W. G. Wells.
Colliers, S. C.
The Man Who Killed The
Pressleys Soon to be Fr
Man Again, Having
Bob Jone* will leave the peniten
tiary" on May 18th after a service''of
19 years of a sentence of 25 years,
tour years of which were spent, in
the Edgefield county 'jail. At the
state penitentiary the records-show
that he killed three men.' . ':':?
''Yes, I will leave the penitentia
ry on May 18th," said Bob Jonas
yesterday, as he watched over the
convicts at work on the state h or, io
grounds, "and when I ara once mo
a free man I ara going back:
Georgia and start life anew. I am
55 years of ag^, and have been in
prison since 1885. I am going 1 =J
Richmond county, Georgia,' aud
settle near the little town of Har,-,
lem, where I intend to start as a
farmer and engage in the mercan'-,
tile business. 1 ara a good trader.^
In 1885 Bob Jones, who.i's one
of the most picturesque prisoners'.af
the penitentiary, killed Edward}.
Presslcy and his two sons, Edward
and Charles Pressley, after, .a'disjpl
pate over a boundary line. He was'-j
tried several times and was for four,!
years confined in the Edgefield coun-;i
ty jail awaiting the outcome of the j
appeal to the supreme court. Inj
18U1 he was brought to the peni-|
tentiary, and it is said that he has |?
raade a good prisoner and for the
greater part of the time has been a
trusty. As the result of his good-be-'
havior several months of his sen
tence will be deducted. He has never
tried to escape and, it is said, has
always performed his work faith/
t When Bob Jones cam?" to the
penitentiary he was a physical giant,
with broad shoulders, erec?. body
and an athletic step. Now his!hair
is snowy white. He feels keenly the.
humiliation of being a convict anti
vows that he will yet live down his
past and make a man.
*'lt was back in 1885,'' he-V&?id,
''and I .was doin<r well. I had a ?rood
business in a little country store. "T
?'as making; mo ney right, and if the
?rouble had not occurred, I woukhj
independent m"K^??>^t?ite:' Thud
ilw'ays been good to the boys, bot
ive quarreled in. a field over a lii.?
md ! killed three of them.
"I think that I will .go over in
Georgia just as soon a? I leave the
penitentiary," he continued, "and
lettie near the town of Harlem. I
im going to get married again and
[ am going to be . independent be
fore I die. Prison life has been hard,
md ? don't know howl would have
ttood it had it not been for the
cindness of the officials-they have
>een good to me."
He stated that he had been a
'trusty" for the Greater part of his
>ri<on life, with the exception of
.wo years, and that he had never
.bought of escaping. "I was con
noted, and I knew that I must serve
?ut my time," he said. 'T am only
>5 years of age, and my body is
lot so weak and there is some hope
'or me yet."
Jones drew on the ground with; a
itick a plot of. the ground and gave
lis explanation of the trouble. The
Pressleys wanted- to"take about sev
ra.acres of ray land," he declared,
'artid as I had always been so
rood to thora, they did not believe
hat I would resent their threat to
eil! rac and I didn't shoot until one
>f the boys advanced'on rae with an
>pon knife. I then shot him dead.
[ next had a hand-to-hand encoun
er with the other boy and cut his
eft arm off with ray knife and then
;ut three of his ribs in two and
levered his heart. The father then
?hot at nie, and I shot him in the
egs and the wound proved fatal. It
ill seems like a.dream to rae.".
"I came to South Carolina from
Georgia over 30 years ago," said
iones, "and I think that it would
>e best for me to leave the state
ipon being freed."
Jones is a man of intelligence
ind lias a shrewd eye and is very
observant. Ile gave a detailed ac
count of the trials and finally ended
by saying. 4 It's all over now, and I
un going to try and forget the past."
Twenty-five years ago Bob Jones,
then a young man, went to the town
of Edgefield and announced to the
sheriff of that county that he had
killed three of the best men in the
county. He surrendered and was
placed in jail.
The killing of the older Edward
Presslcy and his two sons. Edward
and Charles, was one <.f the most
sensational murders that lias ever
occurred in the state. For four
years the case was fought in the
court, the state finally securing a
conviction carrying a sentence of
(Continued on page 8.)
Founded by Rev. Alex. Bettie
in 1881. Now Successfully
Conducted by A. W.
T.he edito r of The Advertiser lias
frequently heard of Bettis Academy
through the fourth of July celebra
tions, the colored fair and thc work
that is being done for the training
of the younger generation of color
[?ecl people, but we were never upon
the school grounds before Friday ]
last, having "accepted an invitation
( to attend the school closing. A. W.
['Nicholson is president of the school
and the board of trustees iscom
rposed.of a dozen representative ne
gro men from all parts of the coun
?$yy among them being Rev. F. A.
Il^eaver, Rev. Geo. W. Blocker,
Henry Jefferson and L. W. Collins.
If^e "school is located about three
miles west of Miles' Mill upon
tract ot land containing 200 acres.
. portion of this land was donated
T'.V the late George W. Turner to
the lie v. Alex. Bettis who was the
t colored man to-be ordained as
?inister in this county. Ile did a
at work among his race, his
memory, being revered alike by
white and colored. Rev. Bettis
founded Mt. Canaan church near
thc Academy, the first church
established in the county for color
ed neople. Rev. Wash Oliphant
jjffjpBcded the Rev. Bettis as pastor
and has proven to be an earnest,
faithful servant of God. The white
people a?'- well as his parishioners
re-p .'ct and honor him for his up
right lifo and for his works' sake.
-When the writer reached the
Academy Friday the closing ex
ercise^ proper had been concluded,
but after.a welcome by President)
Nicholson to the white people pres
ent, about 20 in number, from Vau
cluse, Grauiteville and Aileen, Mr. J
Janies L.Quinby, a leading citizen
and business man of Graniteville,
also prominent in the South Caro-|
ima Methodist-Conference, who has
watched - closely the work of tlie
ide a, practical; talk. He n
commended the colored people for
thc d id order maintained at the |
?ai?J- ;'f VT-3 -?.uj?on :themj
a-ri3 >;th?t it is possible .
thew . . &The speaker said" God
has created every individual for
putpose, to'ffll a place, and urged
Iiis hearers to fill that place to the
best of their ability. Mr. Quinby
said Rev. Alex? Bettis did a good
work for his race, for both races
and that A. W. Nicholson ?6 carry
ing it cn along right lines.
Rev. Mr. C. A. Norton, pastor of
the Methodist church at Granite
pille, followed Mr. Quinby with
pery effective address-more piop
?rly a sermon-upon "Thought."
"As a man thinketh in his heart so
is hej" said the wise man of old.
He said education ne\er changed
the soul of a. man. If a man ia bene
titted and his life changed, his heart
ooust be reached. "Marvel not that
[ said'unto thee, ye must be born
igain." Mr. Norton slid one may
?quip the mental man and still have
i black heart. This splendid dis
burse was timely and effective
Gen. M. C. Butler and Col. James
T. Bacon, both of hallowed memory,
?vere-at Bettis Academy two years
igo. Gen. Butler delivered an ad
iress and-Col. Bacon wrote up the
occasion in detail. During the ex
ercises Friday both of them were
After the other speakers had
inr&hed, President Nicholson made
iome hurried remarks, giving his
icople and pupils timely, safe, wise
iounsel. And let ns say here that
;he instruction that he is giving the
?hildren placed in his charge is
dong right lines. There may be
some who . arc prejudiced against
;bis school but the prejudice ex
sts largely because of ignorance of
what is actually being done. What
?ve saw and heard Friday was in
deed a revelation to us. Nicholson,
in presenting diplomas to the half
lozen or more who had completed
the prescribed course, urged them
to lgo home and do something. Be
iyhelp to your community, and not
i burden. Do whatever your hands
find to do. Do not let anybody do
inything better than you do it.
When you hoe do your work well.
When you plow, plow the straight
est, best furrow that yon can. Be
true" to yourselves, your God and
the laws of your country." This is
good, wholesome, sound instruction.
Nicholson urged his people to
make thc world better. Said he:
''Live honest lives and treat all men
squarely. Always leave a farm bet
ter than you found it. When you
leave a farm or a man, leave so you
can go back at any time. Be truth
ful, live up to what you say or
promise." Ile said not long ago he
(Continued on page 8.)
Interesting Meeting U. D. C.
Death of Mrs. Laura S we ar
in gen. Rev. Lawson Re
signed to go to Camden.
Mr. and Mrs. JV K. Allen, with
Master John, and Miss Mary Bean
Lewis, visited relatives here on
Mius Rosalou LaGrone-has gone
to Edgefield for a short visit to her
sister, Mrs. J. E. Hart.
Mrs. J. H. White has returned
from S partan burg where she attend
ed the Musical Festival. She was
accompanied home by her sister,
Mrs. E. E. Andrews, of Asheville,
% Messrs. Arthur Collett and James
Tompkins delighted their friends
here with a visit during last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Toney came
up from North, S. C., on Friday in
their car for a visit to relatives.
Mr. Thomas Stansell received a
telegram on Monday announcing the
death of his brother-in-law, Mr.
Boynton, which had occurred dur
ing thc eveuing at his home in Wil
Iiston. Ile left on the morning train
for Williston and attended the
burial services which took place
Miss Josie Mobley returned on
Thursday from Atlanta, after spend
ing thc winter with her sister, Mrs.
Orlando Sheppard, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Eidson,
now of Graniteville, visited at the
home of the former's father, Dr. C.
F. Strother, last week.
Messrs. T. C. Edwards and C. F.
Coursen were delegates from the
Johnston lodge to the district con
reution of the I. 0. 0. F., which
teas held at Lexington last week.
The literary meeting of the D. of
C., was held on Thursday evening
?nth Miss Clara Sawyer. "The -sub
iect for the evening was Alexander
Stevens, and the program; was an
mjoyable one. The first feature was
in instrumental duet by Misses Ly 1
Parrish and Gladys Sawyer, after
vhich, a,.patriotic song by the D.. of
v. Interesting, sketches; and inci
lents pertaining to the life of_'.the
treat.-- >' stafcesmin..' :. w^ref ^giy*j.
?ion, Misses /Bessie Forde.'TJ
md Bettie Waters rendered a
md Mids Frances1- -Turnor, an in
rtruui?ntal solo. These meetings'are
leid monthly at "the "homes of the
rrember;, alternating the meetings
vith first in the afternoon, then
Mrs. Laura Swearingen, whose
llness we chronicled last ?week, died
m Sunday evening at the Augusta
lospital, and the remains were
irought here and interred on Mon
lay afternoon. She will be greatly
nissed from our town, being one of
ts oldest residents and belonging to
he family of Lotts who are of a
ime honored name. Of her imme
liate family there are only two
?rothers and three sisters lef^ Mes
rs. Milton and D. D. Lott and
iesdames J. G. Beavers, Ida Boyl
ton and Sallie Eidson. She was the
ridow of the late Mr. Charles
Iwearingen, who preceded her to
he grave many years, ago, leaving
er with two sons, Messrs. John
nd Gary Swearingen. Mrs. Swear
ngen waB a noble woman and her
rhole life has been that of a beau
iful Christian character.
Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Brimson came
own from Ninety Six on Sunday
or a visit to Mrs. J. W. Payne,, a
ister of the latter. They came in
heir car and covered the distance
a a von* short while.
Miss Angelle Andrews, who is
(Continued on page 4.)
The Editor's Paradise.
Frederick C. Byer, a well known
Cleveland editor, told, at a recent
?ress banquet, a newspaper st^ory.
"A Medina editor died, "and was,
f course, directed to ascend to the
Ubode of the Just. But during the
scent the editor's journalistic
uriosity asserted itself, and he
"'Is it permitted for one to
ave a look at-*^ei-the other
" 'Certainly,' was the gracious re
ily, and accordingly a descent to
he other place was made. Here
he editor found much to interest
dm. He scurried about and was
oon lost to view.
'"His angelic escort got worried
,t last and began a systematic
earch for his charge. He found
lim at last seated before a furnace,
anning himself and gazing at tho
jeople in the fire. On tho floor of
,he furnace was a pla.te, saying :
Delinquent S ubscr i hors. '1
" 'Come,' said tho angel to thc
?ditor, 'we must be going.'
" 'You go on,' the editor answer
id, without lifting his eyes. Tm
not coming. This is heaven enough
for me.^"-Louisville Timos.
Grain Looks Promising Since
Rain.-Death of Mr. Prince,
Mr. Evan Morgan Hurt
School to Close.
Cotton seed in the ground, corn
also, and in a few days more we
will have a little rest. Oats are be
ginning to head sin ce the fine rain
on Saturday last. Prospect for very
good crops is not out yet.
Mrs. Huldy Blair who has been
quite sick we are glad to say is up
but very feeble.
Mrs. H. T. Jennings from near
Flat Kock is over visiting friends
and relatives, y
At this as in past ages we lind
something unusual. A Mr. White
side from, or near Greenwood, now.
visiting Modoc, showed us a tract,
in paper printed in 1864 Such relics
are very rare.
Mr. E. G. Morgan while at work
here at Modoc fell and hurt his
arms and had to go home. He is
helping to build Mr. Milton Bus
sey's house. Hope he will be able
to be among us again soon.
Modoc school will close now in a
few days, more help at home.
Mr. Dookie Prince died last Wed
nesday night and was buried at
Red Oak Grove Thursday. Dookie
could say what a good many other
boys could not, he was 34 or 35
years old,- and had never left his
mother and father for any length of
time. Eleven months ago he mar
ried but settled down near his pa
Mr. J. O. Marshall is preparing
:o erect a new house soon. He has
bought some land near thc railroad
Tom Dr. R. C. B. Key. Dr. Key
tays the less land you have of course
ihort8r work, but we know he will
lot be idle.
Say, Mr. Gordon Boswell, what
ire you . doing? You had better
iome to Modoc at once and look af
er your interest. You well know
hat one's. loss is often another's
Mr. T. T. Bussey! says 'tis.better
o fish, than ' work, 'and from his
uccess we kind.-agree with, him for
!.' .neurally hd^?^th^m_i^;_
?H-come in for a share m
Mr! Gr M,: Dorn, of Ealfacan'be
een. often in our midst.- Wonder:*,
rhat he is lurking around so mucb>
or? Well, we await resuUs. He is
candidate, so his visits speak for
hemselves^ We wish him good
ack. 4 Joe Smith/'
Prone to Prejudice.
In a Southern county of Missouri
onie years ago, when the form of
uestioning was slightly different
b?n now, much trouble was experi
nced in getting a jury in a mur
er trial, says the Kansas ;City
Finally an old fallow answered
very question satisfactorily; he
ad no prejudices, was not opposed
3 capital punishment and wa? pen
rally a 'valuable find. -Then the
44Juror,'look upon the prisoner;
risoner, look upon the juror."
The old man adjusted his specia
les and peered at the prisoner for a
ill half minute. Then, turning to
ae court, he said:
"Judge, durn if 1 don't believe
I was teaching a class of little.
irls,and one of them had the tooth
che. ^Naturally for a time the
onv?rsation turned to teeth. The
ttle sufferer thought perhaps it
.as a wisdom tooth, but I explain
d that she would not have one till
be was grown. 4 Well, does every
ne have wisdom teeth?" Yes,
'hy?" "I thought maybe if yon
idn't go to school very much they
rouldn't grow!"-The Delineator.
"Yes. she threatened to go home
"And how did you kc;) her from
"I refused to butt '?i her gown
Sorry He Spoke.
Huh A penn.? for y ow r thoughts,
Wil ey They will cost you a lot
nore than that, my love. I was
.hinking of the handsome now suit
ind hat I've ordered.