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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
BO purpose, lives to a bad purpose.
KEV I KS.
Court of General Sessions.
The spring term of the court of
general sessions con vaned Monday.
Ike charge of the presiding judge,
Hon. George E. Prince, to the grand
jary was exceedingly able and force
fil. After laying due stress upon
the obligations and responsibilities
Hiat rest upon a grand juror, the
?oatter of properly inspecting and
investigating the county offices was
next taken up. Judge Prince spoke
nt detail of the duties of the county
supervisor and superintendent of
education. He said that in most
counties the salaries paid these men
isl too small. Ile charged the gi and
jury as to their duty concerning the
public schools, teachers and trus
tees. Judge Prince stated that lady
teachers should be p;aced in char<re
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 grand jury pass upon the indict
ments no jury case was taken up un
til Tuesday morning. The following
indictments were passed upon by
the grand jury:
J L 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 Eid son was
placed on trial Tuesday morning
for killing George Forge 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
iag with the trial of Mr. J L Rey
nolds who is charged with mali
cious i ischief.
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
you to print all of our letters. When
the paper comes I look for the
school letters first. This is a splen
did, way to encourage reading in
sc!hool 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 much for the opportunity.
How many schools cried 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 "Is 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, aid shall watch
We all have wonderful advan
tages in education these days, com
pared to what our parents had. For
instance, they had only a three or
four mon'hs term at best, and had
lop 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 thpse
advantages and make use of these
?rolden opportunities, ere it is too
late. Our motto last Friday morn
ing was: "Education is to the hu
man soul, what' sculpture is to a
block of marble." Our teacher
pave us a good little talk explain
ing the meaning of these lines, and
it made an impression on some of
us. Just think of the meaning and,
how education beautifies the soul!
One of our large girls wrote a
composition on "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. Miras, some of us
are studying very hard 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. I, 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 uaderstand 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 word'
Wo 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 ?he
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 whoopiug 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.
Miss Olive Prince and Mr. John
Henry 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 you 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. Miras, you know it was sad
when our schoolmate Miss Marie
Morgan was at school with us 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
?ad^eath, 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 is 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
Va. 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
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 they 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
Graniteville she was the guest of'
Rev. and Mrs. Graves L. Knight of
the Baptist church. She came
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
spiration for future greatness. Mrs.
Atikins left on Sunday morning for
Langley under the supervision of
Mrs. Charles Aiken Holley of the
Repel? Attack of Death.
"Five years ago two doctors told
me I had only two years to live."
This startling statement was made
by Stillman Green, Malachite, Col.
They told me I would die with con
sumption. 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
grave of another victim.It's folly to
suffer with coughs, colds or other
throat and lung troubles now. Take
the oure that's safest. Price 50 ets
and $1.00. Trial bottle free at Penn
& Holstein's, W E Lynch & Co.
Seed Which Succeed.
Seed purchasing is a matter of
confidence. We ask your confidence
in L?ndreth's seed which have stood
the test for 128 years. We solicit
your orders for garden and flower
seed. You cannot do better than buy
W. E. Lynch & Co.
sho -ving a
sortment of dress g<
See these before b^
We are shep
$1.50 to $4.
Also men's ox
$1.75 to $5. (
pleasure in sh<
Our buggy coi
people know tha
and impartially ;
Better come aloi
for you get a co
spent in cash. 1
be made some ti
Our store is well stocke
very close prices. Give u;
Do you need a wagon?
jj are no wagons on the mar
(Continued from page 1.)
town, about which the patriarch
Uncle Iv, wrote some time ago
being half Morgan. We pull our
hat to Morgantown.
The ladies of Plum Branch,Parks
ville and Clark's Hill are making
preparations to entertain Mies S ba
ner at Plum Branch on March 10th,
at Parksville on the 10th and at
Clark's Hill on the 11th.
Mr. Warren Stone and Mr. Mar
shall Garrett paid the family of
Mr. J. M. Minor a visit last Satur
day. Mr. Minor, who lived among
us two years has moved back to his
Liberty Hill plantation.
comes from Dr. J. T. Curtiss,
Dwight, Kan. He writes: "I not
only have cured bad cases of ecze
ma in my patients with Electrio
Bitters, but also cured myself by
them of the same disease. I feel
sure they will benefit any case of
eczema." This shows what thou
sands have proved, that Electrio
Bitters is a most effective blood pu
rifier. Its an excellent remedy for
eczema, tetter, salt rheum, ulcers,
boils and rnnning sores. It stimu
lates liver, kidneys and bowels, ex
pels poisons, helps digestion, builds
up the strength. Price 50 cts. Satis
faction guaranteed by Penn & Hol
stein, W E Lynch & Co.
r are Invited
UP New Spring
els, we are
beaut i fill as
*e and serges,
mug a beautiful si
from the manufa
The latest leather
fords just arrived,
Dome and see us an<
3wing you through,
itest has proven vei
,t some one will get
ily free and that th(
awarded. Some cou
ig and make your
upon in the box f(
'he award of buggy
me during March.
:d in these departments and wc
5 a call and see what splendid .
If so see ours and get our pri
.ket better than those we sell a
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 focuo 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
[? better fitted than
?ron staples, such as
ties, long cloth and
Dds of ah kinds.
:ock of ladies
s and styles.
i we will take
ry popular. The
the buggy and
By will be fairly
pons remain yet.
purchases of us,
Dr every dollar
and harness will
; are in a positson to make
values we are giving at
ices before buying. There
nd our prices are right too.
Ul od oe, S. C.
I have 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 ohildren have
been absent from school on account
of measles but we sincerely hop?
? that they will soon be with us again
Mr. Joe Ouzts and little son.
Watson, of Edgefield, paid a visit
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 she
is able to sit up now.
Miss Kate Williams is visiting at
Graniteville. Look ont! for she
might surprise UP 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 onr
line. Blue Eyes.
Gardnerville, Mar. 1, '12.
Nineteen Miles a Second
without a jar, shock or disturb
ance, is the awful speed of our
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 & Co.