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LARGEST CIRCULATION IN
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1912
The man who lives in vain, lives
worse than in vain. He who lives to
ao purpose, lives to a bad purpose.
Court of General Sessions.
The spring term of the court of
general sessions convened Monday.
Ike charge of the presiding judge,
Hon. George E. Prince, to the grand
jtry was exceedingly able and force
ra1 After laying due stress upon
tie obligations and responsibilities
fiat rest upon a grand juror, the
matter of properly inspecting and
investigating the county offices was
next taken up. Judge Prince spoke
in detail of the duties of the county
rpervisor and superintendent of
education. He said that in most
counties the salaries paid these men
isl too small. He charged the grand
jury as to their duty concerning the
public schools, teachers and trus
tees. Judge Prince stated that lady
teachers should be placed in charge
of the primary classes but that men
should be employed for advanced
pupils. He also spoke somewhat in
detail of the duties of magistrates.
There being some delay in having
the grane! jury pass upon the indict
ments no jury case was taken up un
til Tuesday morning. The following
indictments were passed upon by
tba grand jury:
JL Reynolds, malicious mischief,
Wilbert Padgett, murder, true
Arthur Moore and Arthur Lem
becker, malicious mischief, no bill.
Geo. Reynold, obstructing public
highway, no bill.
Brooks Murrell, shooting in duel
ling house, true bill.
W P Coursey, violating dispensa
ry law, true bill.
William Rearden, murder, true
Frank Oliphant, house breaking,
larceny and arson, true bill.
Policeman J M Kidson was
placed on trial Tuesday morning
for killing George Forere in the
town of Edgefield on the night of
the 30th of November. A verdict of
"not guilty" was rendered in a few
.minutes after the jury retired. The
State was represented by Solicitor
Geo. Bell Timmerman and the de
fendant by Messrs. Thurmond &
In the case of Wilbert Padgett,
indicted for killing Alex Jones in
the town of Johnston on the first
of January, a consent verdict of
guilty with recommendation to the
mercy of the court was entered, the
sentence being life imprisonment in
The court is engaged this morn
ing, with the trial of Mr. J L Rey
nolds who is charged with mali
The grand jury will make its for
mal presentment to the court this
White Town School.
I bare been thinking about writ
ing: from our school for a long time,
i have been reading so many nice
letters from other schools,I thought
I would write, too.
Hr. Mims, I think it so nice of
yon to print a1! of our letters. When
t the paper comes I look for the
'. school letters first. This is a splen
did, way to encourage reading in
school children. When we begin
to read these letters we read nearly
everything in the paper, and this is
so improving to us. We thank you
so mnch for the opportunity.
How many schools tried for the
prizes offered by the W. C. T. U.
for the best essays on the subject,
"Why all This Agitation About Al
cohol?" and "ls the Cigarette Smok
er Safe?" Twenty-five in our
school attempted to write on these
subjects, and would be so delighted
if one of us should win a prize. We
are anxiously awaiting the decision
of the committee, and shall watch
We all have wonderful advan
tages in education these days, com
pared to what oar parents had. For
instance, they had only a three or
four months term at best, and had
log cabin schoolhouses with crude,
home-made desks and benches. Now
we have a good school building well
equipped with individual patent
desks, other comforts and a good
library. Let us appreciate these
advantages and make use of these
golden opportunities, ere it is too
late. Our motto last Friday morn
ing was: "Education is to the hu
man soul, whaf sculpture is to a
block of marble." Our teacher
gave us a good little talk explain
ing the meaning of these lines, and
it made an impression on some of
us. Just think ol' the meaning and,
how education beautifies the soul!
One of our large girls wrote a
composition on 4 English Grammar"
and brought in this quotation so
nicely. Am sure she, too, was im
pressed by the beauty of its mean
ing. Now Mr. Mim8, some of us
are studying very bard as you may
judge from our honor roll, but not
so hard that we can't find a few
minutes in which to write a few
lines for the paper.
I noticed in last week's paper that
there will be an educational rally
at the S. C. C. If April 19th. Our
teachers are already making plans
to attend and get as many of us to
go as possible. Think this will be
very pleasant and beneficial. Look
Rally Holliday's name should
have appeared on the honor roll last
week, he having made an average
of 92. This was a mistake and not
We are very sorry Mr. John
Wall's children are debarred from
school on account of measles.
We ujderstand eight of the fami
ly are in bed with it now. They
have the sympathy of the entire
community, but few can visit them
as very few in this community have
We are glad to report Mrs. Ann
Prince better after a serious illness.
My teacher and I spent a while
very pleasantly with her one after
noon last week.
Mrs. Pick White has been suffer
ing from an attack of ulcerated sore
throat We are glad she is conva
Mr. Wash Hamilton is able to be
out again, but will not be able to
resume his Sunday school work un
Seeing so many notices from oth
er schools, I will say a few words
We are getting on nicely in
school and on the play-ground.
Everything goes on so smooth and
systematically, that it is pleasant as
well as profitable to be at school.
We are making rapid progress in
our studies and I do not feel we
could do otherwise for our teacher
never stops. I often wonder if she
Mrs. Mamie Walker is very strict
but she is so kind to us that we
love her very much. She is just as
nice and sweet as she can be, but
oh my! she does believe in work,
and she gets it too.
We stand an examination at the
close of each month, aud I dislike
them very much. They give me a
chilly feeling, and I can't think. I
forget and forget, but somehow I
We have had whooping cough
and measles in school this term, but
it doesn't scare us. We go on all
the same. We Modoc folks don't
get scared when we happen to hear
a cricket hollow.
Several families have moved
away and we miss our clasn mates
so much, and wish they were back
We had a pretty valentine dis
play and every one seemed to en"
joy it so much.
M:.3S Olive Prince and Mr. John
He ry West were married the 25th.
We were sorry for Olive to leave
us as she was one of our school
mates and a sweet girl to all of us.
I have never written to a paper
before, so I will try not tire anyone
on my first attempt.
Dear. Mr. Editor: As yon have
given all the schools a chance to
write a letter for your paper, I
think old Cleora school had better
hurry and come in and let the peo
ple know what we are doing in
Cleora. I have enjoyed reading
the letters from other schools and
it seems that we are very slow
about writing, but our teacher
keeps us so busy until we don't have
any spare time. Our teacher is
Miss Nell Hill from Center Spring,
and Miss Carrie Collins of Leesville,
assistant. We like our teachers
very much, and all of the scholars
are learning very fast and we also
have a nice schoolhouse. We have
Sunday school every Sunday after
noon and have a large crowd, and
are trying to do good work
Mr. Minis, you know it was sad
when our schoolmate Miss Marie
Morgan was at school with as on
Friday and on Sunday afternoon
the Lord took her home to rest.
It's very sad to the family, and the
whole country was shocked by this
sacUdeath, but God knows the best.
He has taken sweet Marie home to
Mr. Warren Reel is on the sick
list this week, but we hope he will
soon be well and on the job again.
Mr. Willie McGhee who h ts been
suffering with a broken leg, is some
better at this writing, and we hope
he will soon be so he can be up and
getting about on crutches.
Mr. Mims we would be glad to
have you to come out to our school,
and we would be glad to have you
to come out to Sunday school.
Cleora School Boy.
Portrait of General Butler.
The Daughters of the Confedera
cy of South Carolina are planning
to have a very handsome painting
of Gen. M. C. Butler placed in the
Confederate Museum at Richmond
Ya. This is a very laudable under
taking, and in keeping with the
spirit of the Daughters of the Con
federacy. This portrait will cost
about one hundred dollars. The
Edgefield chapter feels a peculiar
interest in this undertaking, be
cause Gen. Butler was an Edgefield
man, and they expect to contribute
to this portrait, at an early date,
from such funds as they can secure
among themselves. But like most j
womens' organizations, they are
laboring for a holy cause, without
money and without price, and have
in their treasury no large sum to
give, not nearly so much as their
ambition and their high sentiment
in this matter would prompt them,
so they announce that thry will be
glad to receive any sum towards
this portrait, and the names will be
sent in from Edgefield by the chap
ter President Mrs. J. D. Holstein.
Edgefield should do the major part
in promoting this idea.
Mrs. Florence Ewell Atkins in!
On Thursday morning Mrs. Flor
ence Ewell Atkins came over to
Edgefield from Graniteville where
she had addressed an enthusiastic,
public meeting under the direction
of Deaconess Sands of the Episco
pal mission at Hickman Hall on
Wednesday evening. While in
Graniteyille she was. the guest of
Rev. and Mrs. Graves L. Knight di S
the Baptist church. She carne
over to Edgefield for a rest, but she
did not find it, for immediately on
her arrival she was informed that a
meeting of ladies had been ar
ranged for her at the home of Mrs.
B. B. Jones on Main Street.
Mrs. Atkins was equal to the oc
casion, however, and charmed ev
ery one of the parlor full of ladies'
who were present. They were fair
ly captivated by her beauty and
wit, pathos and consecrated enthu
siasm for a great and holy cause.
Mrs. Atkins is an example of the
infinite power of a cultured and
beautiful woman whose heart is
fixed on a noble and altruistic call
ing. At this meeting at Mrs. Jones'
home, seven new members Were se
cured fur the Edgefield union.
Mrs. Jones very kindly served a
light, but refreshing course as the
ladies were leaving for their
So much pleased were those of
the ladies present from the college,
that Mrs. Atkins was invited to go .
over in the afternoon and address
the students. This she did, and
we doubt not, in the hearts of those
young people who heard her, there -
is a picture which will never be ^
forgotten, not only of her winsome -|
face, but of a lofty purpose, and in- ^
?piration for future greatness. Mrs. j
Atikins left on Sunday morning for
Langley under the supervision of
MTS. Charles Aiken Holley of the
Methodist mission. '
Repels Attack of Death. <
"Five years ago two doctors told
me I had only two years to live." \
This startling statement was made J
by Stillman Green, Malachite, Col. '
They told me I would die with con- '
gumption. It was up to me then to -
try the best lung medicine and I
began to use Dr. King's New Dis
covery. It was well I did, for to
day I am working and believe I owe
my life to this great throat and
lung cure that has cheated the i
grave of another victim.li's folly to
suffer with coughs, oolds or other
throat and lung troubles now. Take j
the oure that's safest. Price 50 cte
and $1.00. Trial bottle free at Penn
?c Holstein's, W E Lynch & Co.
Seed Which Succeed.
Seed purchasing is a matter of i
confidence. We ask your confidence <
in L?ndreth's seed which have stood 1
the test for 128 years. We solicit 1
your orders for garden and flower ]
seed. You cannot do better than buy i
Landreth's seed. i
W. E. Lynch <fc Co. i
sho -ving a
sortment of dress gc
See these before buy
We are sho\
$1.50 to $4. '
Also men's ox:
$1.75 to $5. (
pleasure in she
Our buggy cor
Eeople know tha
and impartially i
Better come alor
for you get a coi
spent in cash. T
be made some ti
, Our store is well stocke
very close prices. Give us
Do you need a wagon?
are no wagons on the mar
R. f. O.
(Continued from page 1.)
own, about which the patriarch
Uncle Iv, wrote some time ago
seing half Morgan. We pull our
lat to Morgantown.
The ladies of Plum Branch,Parks
/ il lo and Clark's Hill are making
preparations to entertain Miss Sha
uer at Plum Branch on March 10th,
kt Parksville on the 10th and at
Clark's Hill on the 11th.
Mr. Warren Stone and Mr. Mar
mall Garrett paid the family of
Mr. J. M. Minor a visit last Satur
3ay. Mr. Minor, who lived among
ni two years has moved back to his
Liberty Hill plantation.
comes from Dr. J. T. Curtiss,
Dwight, Kan. He writes: "I not
mly have cured bad cases of ecze
na in my patients with Electrio
Bitters, but also cured myself by
.hem of the same disease. I feel
iure they will benefit any case of
?czema." This shows what thou
jands have proved, that Electrio
Bitters is a most effective blood pu
rifier. Its an excellent remedy for
eczema, tetter, salt rheum, ulcers,
soils and running sores. It stimu
ates liver, kidneys and bowels, ex
pels poisons, helps digestion, builds
ip the strength. Price 50 cts. Satis
faction guaranteed by Penn & Hol
itein, W E Lynch & Co.
,ct are Invited
ur New Spring
ls, we are
e and serges,
ving a beautiful si
from the manufa
The latest leather
fords just arrived,
]ome and see us an
>wing you through,
itest has proven ve:
t some one will get
ly free and that tb
iwarded. Some con
ig and make your
apon in the box f<
'he award of buggy
me during March.
d in these departments and wi
a call and see what splendid
If so see ours and get our pr
ket better than those we sell s
EYE TALK NO. 4
Why does a man of forty-five or
fifty need reading glasees?
Because his eyes, which for dis
tant vision may be as good as ever,
can no longer focus objects close
How do the glasses help him?
They shorten the "focus'* to a
comfortable reading distance.
Can not almost anybody fit
No person without proper equip
ment in the way of necessary in
struments, and the knowledge of
their use should be employed to fit
glasses, as the eye must first be
measured and the glasses made up
to suit each particular case.
GEO. F. MIMS,
Optician, Edgefield, S- C.
Money to Loan.
With real estate security,
for long time. Easy terms.
ARTHUR S. TOMPKINS
Preach, but Don't Practice.
In their admiration for the golden
rule some Deople allow distance to
lend enchantment to the view.
to Come and
E better fitted than
er on staples, such as
ties, long cloth and
ods of all kinds.
tock of ladies
s and styles.
, prices from
d we will take
ry popular. The
the buggy and
zy will be fairly
ipons remain yet.
purchases of us,
or every dollar
and harness will
i are in a positson to make
values we are giving at
ices before buying. There
ind our prices are right too.
Modoc, S. C.
I ha^e not seen any lights from
our part of the county, so I thought
I would drop in a candle. Our
school is flourishing under our effi
Mr. Joe Gardner's children have
been absent from school on account
of measles but we sincerely hope
that they will soon be with us again
Mr. Joe Ouzts and little son.
Watson, of Ed ge fie ld, paid a viiit
in eur midst while down on a busi
ness trip to Augusta last week. .
Mrs. Cad Thurmond has been
quite ill, bul we are glad to say rhe
is able to sit np now.
Miss Kate Williams is visiting at
G ran i tev i ll e. Look ont! for she
might surprise ns while away.
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Stevens and
dear little Thomas visited in our
community last week.
Messrs. E. M. Bunch, Eve Barker
and Eve Mealing are having 'phones
put in. We welcome them on our
line. Blue Eyes.
Gardnerville, Mar. 1, '12.
Nineteen Miles a Second
without a jar, shock or disturb
ance, is the awful speed of oar
earth through space. We wonder
at such ease of nature's movement,
and so do those who take Dr.
King's New Lift Pills. No griping,
no distress, just thorough work
that brings good health and fine
feelings. 25c at Penn & Holstein's
W E Lynch <fc Co.