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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 baa* purpose.
Court of General Sessions.
The spring term of the court of
gftieral sessions convened Monday.
charge of the presiding judge,
Hon. George E. Prince, to the grand
jjary was exceedingly able and force
ful. After laying due stress upon
t&e obligations and responsibilities
Hat 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
supervisor and superintend H of
education. He said that in most ,
counties the salaries paid there men
isl too small. Ile 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
Hupils. He also spoke somewhat in j
detail of the duties of magistrates. ,
There being some delay in having j
f?ie grand jury pass upon the indict
ments no jury case was taken up un- (
til Tuesday morning. The following j
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. 1
Geo. Reynold, obstructing public -
highway, no bill.
Brooks Murrell, shooting in duel- !
ling house, true bill. J
W P Coursey, violating dispensa- \
ry law, true bill.
William Rearden, murder, true ,
Frank Oliphant, house breaking, i
larceny and arson, true bill. <
Policeman J M Eidson was
placed on trial Tuesday morning I
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- t
fendant by Messrs. Thurmond & <
In the ease of Wilbert Padgett, 1
indicted for killing Alex Jones in
the town of Johnston on the first 1
of January, a consent verdict of i
guflty with recommendation to the <
mercy of the court was entered, the ?
sentence being life imprisonment in I
The court is engaged this morn- '
in?, with the trial of Mr. J L Rey- ?
nolds who is charged with mali- 1
The grand jury will make its for- 1
mal presentment to the court this I
White Town School. i
I bave been thinking about writ- 1
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.
Mr. Miras, 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 ?
school children. When we begin '
to read these letters we read nearly I
everything in the paper, and this is 1
BO improving to us. We thank you ]
so much for the opportunity. <
How many schools tried for the 1
prizes offered by the W. C. T. U. i
for the best essays on the subject, i
"Why all This Agitation About Al- 1
cohoi?" andris the Cigarette Smok- ?
er Safe?" Twenty-five in our .
Behool attempted to write on these ?
subjects, and would be so delighted J
if one of us should win a prize. We 1
are anxiously awaiting the decision ;
of the committee, and shall watch 1
the paper. !
We all have wonderful advan- i
tages in education these days, com- :
pared to what our parents Inad. For
instance, they had only a three or
four months term at best, and had
lop cabin schoolhouses wi :h 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 th^se
advantages and make use of thes
srolden opportunities, ere it is to?
late. Our motto last Friday morn
ing was: "Education is to the hu
man soul, whatT sculpture is to a
block of marble." Our teacher
gave us a good iittle 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
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. Mims, 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
Dut again, but will not be able to
resume his Sunday school work un
Walter Reard en.
Seeing so many notices from oth
?T 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
jystematically, that it is pleasant as
?veil as profitable to be at school.
We are making rapid progress in
Dur studies and I do not feel we
?ould 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
iove her very much. She is just as
nice and sweet as she can be, but
)h my! she does believe in work,
ind she gets it too.
We stand an examination at the
?lose of each month, aud I dislike
;hem very much. They give me a
milly feeling, and I can't think. I
:orget and forget, but somehow I
We have had whoopiug cough
md measles in school this term, but
t doesn't scare us. We go on all
he same. We Modoc folks don't
*et scared when we happen to hear
i cricket hollow.
Several families have moved
iway and we miss our clasn mates
JO 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
ns 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
m my first attempt.
Dear. Mr. Editor: As you have
?iven all the schools a chance to
tvrite a letter for your paper, I
think old Cleora school had better
burry 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
ibout writing, but our teacher
keeps us so busy until we don't have
my spare time. Our teacher is
Miss Nell Hill from Center Spring,
md Miss Carrie Collins of Leesville,
assistant. We like our teacher?
re ry much, and all of the soho ara
ire learning very fast and we also
bave a nice schoolhouse. We have
Sunday school every Sunday after
noon and have a large crowd, and
ire trying to do good work
Mr. Mims, 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
sad^eath, but God knows the best.
He has taken sweet Marie home to
Mr. Warren Reel is on the sick
list this week, hut we hope he will
soon be well and on the job again.
Mr. Willie McGhee who h i's 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
?ive, not nearly so much as their
imbition and their high sentiment
n this matter would prompt them,
io they announce that thry will be
jlad to receive any sum towards
:his portrait, and the names will be
lent in from Edgefield by the chap
,er President Mrs. J. D. Holstein.
Edgefield should do the major part
n promoting this idea.
vira. Florence Ewell Atkins inj
On Thursday morning Mrs. Flor
?nce Ewell Atkins came over to
Sdgefield from Graniteville where
the had addressed an enthusiastic,
mblic meeting under the direction
)f Deaconess Sands of ihe Episco
nal mission at Hickman Hall on
Wednesday evening. While in
?xraniteyille she was the guest of
Lie v. and Mrs. Graves L. Knight o' '
.he Baptist church. She came
>ver to Edgefield for a rest, but she
lid not find it, for immediately on
1er arrival she was informed that a
neeting of ladies had been ar
ranged for her at the home of Mrs.
3. B. Jones on Main Street.
Mrs. Atkins was equal to the oc
casion, however, and charmed ev
?ry one of the parlor full of ladies
vho were present. They were fair-:
y captivated by her beauty and
vit, pathos and consecrated enthu
iasm for a great and holy cause,
tfrs. Atkins is an example of the
nfinite power of a cultured and
>eautiful woman whose heart is
ixed on a noble and altruistic eali
ng. At this meeting at Mrs. Jones'
lome, 6even new members were se
ared for the Edgefield union,
kira. Jones very kindly served a
ight, but refreshing course as the
adies were leaving for their
So much pleased were those of
he ladies present from the college,
hat Mrs. Atkins was invited to go
?ver in the afternoon and address
he students. This she did, and
ve doubt not, in the hearts of those
roung people who heard her, there
s a picture which will never be
brgotten, not only of her winsome
ace, but of a lofty purpose, and in
piration for future greatness. Mrs.
?ikins left on Sunday morning for
jangley under the supervision of
An. Charles Aiken Holley of the
Repels Attack of Death.
"Five years ago two doctors told
ne I had only two years to live."
rhis startling statement was made
>y Stillman Green, Malachite, Col.
rhey told me I would die with con
lumption. It was up to me then to
,ry the best lung medicine and I
>egan to use Dr. King's New Dis
>overy. It was well I did, for to
lay I am working and believe I owe
ny life to this great throat and
ung cure that has cheated the
rrave of another victim.It's folly to
uffer with coughs, colds or other
hroat and lung troubles now. Take
he oure that's safest. Price 50 eta
?nd $1.00. Trial bottle free at Penn
b Holstein's, W E Lynch & Co.
Seed Which Succeed.
Seed purchasing is a matter of
onfidence. We ask your confidence
n Landreth's seed which have stood
he test for 128 years. We solicit '
'OUT orders for garden and flower
eed. You cannot do better than buy i
W. E. Lynoh & Co. i
sho .ving a
sortment of dress g
See these before bu
We are sho
$1.50 to $4.
Also men's os
$1.75 to $5. '
pleasure in sh
Our buggy co:
people know tha
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?
are no wagons on the mai
R. F. D.
(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 Miss Sha
ner at Plum Branch on Maroh 10tht
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
ns 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 Electric
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 running sores. It stimu
lates liver, kidneys and bowels, ex
pels poisons, helps digestion, builds
ap the strength. Price 50 cts. Satis
faction guaranteed by Penn & Hol
bein, W E Lynch & Co.
p" are Invited
iur New Spring
>ds, we are
re and serges.
wing a beautiful si
; fron? the manufs
The latest leather
:fords just arrived.
Come and see us an
owing you through,
ntest has proven vei
it 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 we
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 glasses?
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, suchas
ities, long cloth and
ods of all kinds.
tock of ladies
s and styles.
, prices from
ry popular. The
the buggy and
3y 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
ces before buying. There
nd our prices are right too.
Modoc, S. ?.
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 ef?
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 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, bnt 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 us 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 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.