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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9,1913
Pupil of Johnston High School
Won First Prize in The
Cigarette Essay Con
The following essay won first
prize in the essay contest recently
conducted by the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union, being
?written by Miss Rachael Simmons,
of Johnston upon the subject "Why
I should not smoke cigarets."
I should not smoke cigarets
because they are so harmful to the
user. They not only effect them
mentally and physically but mor
ally. The cigarette injures and de
grades the user morally. One emi
nent educator has said, "I have yet
to find a boy however honest or
truthful he may have been,who could
and would tell the truth after using
cigarettes." We take for an exam
ple of how the cigaret users are
treated, a merchant advertises for a
boy to work in the store where
the honest responsibility is, and
hundreds of boys possibly would an
1 swer the advertisement if it were
not for this great question, which
is "Do you smoke I cigarets?r' Now
why does th?- merchant ask this
question? because he knows that a
user of tobacco is untrustworthy,
that he cannot afford to work on in
that position and he will never bc
* competent and trustworthy enough
to advance.As we have started from
the beginning with the boys, we will
now take an instance of a man ap
plying for a job on the railroad or
other jobs where it requires a steady
nerve and strong mind and one
l among the first questions is, ' Do
you use tobacco in any form" and
if he is a user of the cigarette he is
not accepted by the employer. They
most always ask this question he
cause they k;;ow that the using of
?garets ' causes the nerve to be
come unsteady and not only does it
canse the nerve to become unsteady
bot it olouds the brain. The using
of niootine in any way almost ai
rways leads one to indulge in strong
drink because the user thinks that
it quiets the nerves aud stimulates
the body. When a man wants to en
list in an army, he can not stand
the examination on account of weak
eyes and it is most always the oase
that cigaret are the cause of bad
eye sight and when they begin
practice in the military academy
their aim is not perfect on account
?of unsteady nerves and they are at
once refuted, as the using of the
cigaret is strictly forbidden in
It is not only the smoke that is
inhaled, that is harmful, but the
nicotine that is aDsorbed in the
mucus membrane of the mouth.
When a cigaret user smokes, he
almost invariably inhales the smoke
and there is therefore absorption
not only in the mucus membrane
but that of the., nose, throat and
larger bronchial tubes. In addition
to all this the using of cigarets
causes the boys to become tired,
stupid and lazy; it makes them ir
ritable and careless of the rights
-and feelings of others, besides, in
many cases it causes them to begin
lying and even stealing as the case
The father who uses the cigaret
in the presence of his boy is com
mitting even a sin to himself ano
in setting a bad example for bis boy
wbo may in some future day prove
the ruin of his much beloved son.
The boy who sees his father indulge
in smoking, too begins the harmful
habit, thinking that it make* him;
look like a man, but this is truly a
mistake and instead of making him
larger-it stunts the growth. It weak
ens the nerves, stupefies the brain
cells and interferes with digestion;
A also diminishes the natural appe
tite. The cigaret contains nicoline
and this is a violent poison. As the
proof bas been, doctors of much
knowledge know that the cigaret
barms the body because they have
seen in many cases around the heart!
patches of poisonous matter which |
bas been taken in from the using
You cari tell very distinctly the
school boy who nses cigaret*, be
cause be is of -mob a "dull mind and
his school work is of such a low
grade that it reduces the class aver
age and the scholarship standing,
fcipme schools will not accept a boy
wbo is a user of the cigaret.
It is a fact that cigaret users are
harmed from the vantage point of
the basine?? world, We know this be
cause it ie emphasized in most ad
vertisements that they are not want
To prove that the ci garet is
poisonous to the whole system we
take for example a boy who is the
user of it, feels the needs of a phy
sician and goes to him. The doctor
seems to think that the using of
cigareta is the trouble, but the boy
[ does not wish to acknowledge this,
and tu prove that the doctor's word
i is true he takes a small insect call
[ ed ? leech and puts it on the arm of
i the boy. After a while it falls to the
floor dead. But still the boy did not
(believe this was the cause of its
death. He told the doctor if he
would apply the second insect and
it did as the first he would believe
that the cigaret was the cause of
impure blood. The second insect
did as the first. Finally the boy I
said, "Doctoral believe vou are right
and 1 will stop the use of tobacco
in any form if it poisons the blood."
The jails and asylums are being
filled day by day with the men who
have become the victims of the cig
aret, and also the hospitals by those
who have been affected by it, ami
also the liquor habit, but we find
that the victim dreads giving up
cigarets more than they do liquor.
The cigaret is more harmful than
the cigar because the enameled pa
per iu which the tobacco is wrapped j
is usually made by a process in- !
volving the use of poison. The effect
of cigaret, smoking on boys is clear-1
ly shown by some of the speeches ?
by member" of the great temperance]
The oser of the cigaret often
times when he can not get it other
wise, will even steal it and when the
time comes for quesiioning he will
lie. The cigaret being smoked in a
room which is not well ventilated
is even poisonous and will some
times cause* the death, of .any ono
who is sleeping in that room. To
illustrate this point we find in a
French report the death of a youth
who was sleeping in a closed room
where several persona had been
smoking. At midnight he was found
insensible and a doctor was sum
moned but all effort for bis restora
tion was fruitless and the doctor
pronounced his case as one of con
jestion of the brain caused by the
respiration of cigaret smoking dur
Even back as far as the sixteenth j
century the head of the people, who j
was ignorant of the great harm of |
the tobacco, forbade the using of it
and often times those who used to
bacco were punished. Its tendency
in the young is to idleness, pro
fanity, drunkenness, disobedience
to parents, and Sabbath desecration.
It loves to dwell with its kindred.
"The cigaret is not much of a
mathematician, but it can add to a
boy's nervous troubles, it can sub
tract from his physical euergy; it
can multiply his aches and pains; it
can take interest from his work,
and discount his chauces of suc
cess." The cigaret is the nail which
clamps its victim in the coffin. To
bacco intemperance is injurious to
the body at any age.
The cigaret has relationship to
crime,and they are closely related to
each other. Young men why do you
rob yourself of ?he nobilities which
are due you by using the low down
stuff called tobacco.
Such facta as these certainly in
dicate clearly why a boy should not
Use tobacco in any form.
Work Begun on Building For
Bailey Military Institute.
Greenwood, April 4.-Mauldin &
Chapman, who were awarded the
contract for the erectiou of the
Bailey Military Institute building,
are already ai work on the job. Tile
large two baiidiuga for the institute
are to be completed by September
1. The grou.'d on which the build
ings are to stand was. leveled some
time ago, so there will be no delay
in gelling work under w.iy. Accord
ing to plans drawn by Casey and
Vance, ide following is a desert p
tion of the institute: Main building,
1 y 1 feet by 38 feet; ,rear extension,
60 feet by 60 teet; three stories high
of briok veneer.
A high pressure steam boiler will
be installed lo furnish heat for the
building, sleain for the ranges in
the kitchen and hot waler for the
showers. On the first tioor will be
the president's auai tmenis, the apart
ment of one professor, the library,
Eleven O'clock a
Address.... HON. CV
Eight O'clock at th(
Address. . .
office, parlor, guard room, etc. In
the rear extension will be the din
ing room, the kitchen, showers and
storage room. On the second floor
will be two apartments for profes
sors and dormitory rooms. The
class rooms will be in the rear ex
tension ol' this floor. On the third
floor will be the infirmary and dor
mitory rooms, arid in the extension
ub-it study'hali. Th? building" "will
have a capacity of 150 cadets. The
contract for heating and plumbing
will be let about April 15.
Oratorical Contest at the S. C.
C. I. Monday Night, April
The Curry Oratorical Contest
will be held in the coliege audito
rium Monday evening April 14th,
beginning at 8:15. Admittance free.
A fine program bas been arrang
ed which consists of short spark
ling gems, occupying a few min
utes to deliver, and ?elections of a
longer and more serious nature. It
will in fact be the best and biggest
oratorical contest seen in this school
for years and the medal awarded is
the best ever for such a content.
AU lovers of oratory are invited to
be present and hear the speeches.
Ali of the combatants have taken
a deep interest in this contest. They
have been working faithfully ever
Mince the organization of the class
last year, first al their theory work
and then practicing their speeches.
Captain Curry has given to the
Class the best instruction that he
Below is a list of the speakers:
John C. Applewhite,
Claude T. Burnett,
George H. Burriss,
Ernest S. Dunbar,
Julian B. Edwards,
II. Curtis Edens,
Willis K. Herndon,
Gervais V. Heuit,
Paul li. Kennedy, .
Joseph P. Patrick,
Roland E. bnuggs.
Harold H, Snutrgs.
Items of Interest From Moun
tain Creek Section.
Farmers are wearing broad smiles
on account of this lovely spring
weather. But we are afraid then
will not b*> very much fruit on ac
count of the recent frost.
We are glad to say the roads are
improving very much since the HUU
has been shiming and the tierce
winds have been ?weeping over
Slr. and Mrs. Joe Onzts spent
?Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. W\
The stork visited the home of Mr.
and Mr?. Frank Turner and left a
beautiful little blue eyed girl.
Mr. J. J. Clinton and her little
daughter lett for their home in
Rock Hill April 2nd.
Mrs. M. N. Parkman has been
right sick, but we are glad to way
she is improving.
Misses Lucy and Maggie Har
t the-Court House.
.REV. ? C. BAILEY
i RLETON B. GIBSON, Rochester. N. >'.
V. K. T?TE, State Supv. Rural School?
> College Auditorium
. .REV.J. R. WALKER
. J .HON. J. E. SWEAR INGEN
_MON. CARLETON B. GIBSON
H. HANOs State High School Inspector
_.DR. M. D. JEFFRIES
'ling, Bernia Ouzts and Esther Col
i lins made a pleasant visit to Miss
Hattie.Faulkner Saturday and Sun
day last. .
' Mr.'W'. L. Tim merman of Horns
creek paid a visit to the home folks
Mrs. -V. T. McManus and her
fascin?^>' daughters, pisses Ada
h o me^?JT Al rs. Clara Faulkner.
Misses Hattie Faulkner Beuna
Ouzts and Sophie Mae Johnson
were guests of Miss Martha Strom
of the Rehoboth section last Tues
day and Wednesday.
A great many people of this sec
tion attended the union meeting at
Stevens creek. The manner of a
few that went from this section are
the following: Mr. W. G. Collins
Mr. and Mrs. F, P. Johnson, Mas
ter James Faulkner and Mrs. Clara
Faulkner, Miss Sophie Mae and
Everlyn Johnson, Mr. Homer Ouzts,
Messrs Tom and Wallace Pardue
Mrs. Essie Ouzts of Greenwood
who has been quite sick for a long
time has been visiting relatives in
the Mountain creek section. We are
glad to say she is much improved
and hope she will soon be well
Mr. Eddie Strom had the mis
fortune of lobing his barn by tire
last Wednesday. His loss consisted
of corn and fodder, non"; of his
stock being burned. He carried no
Mr. J. T. Ouzts has heen sick
but is able to be up now.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McManns
spent Mondav night last willi Mr.
W. T. McManus.
Little Jewell and Lois McManns
spent a very pleasant day with little
Claire Fanlkner lasi Thursday.
Mrs. Sallie Jester of Augusta and
Miss Jessie Parkman were, guests ot'
Mrs. flattie Harting last Friday.
There will be all day services at
Mountain creek second Sunday in
April. Mr. McKitirick will preach
a missionary sermon Sunday morn
ing, (-'orne up, Mr. Editor, we
would be glad to have you with UH.
There are a good many diamonds
and band rings in this country.
Orange blossoms are budding, we
think they will soon bloom.
Two Blue Eved Girls.
A Scotchman went to a solicitor,
laid before him a question, and ask
ed him if he could undertake the
case, reports the Birmingham
"'Certainly, replied the solicitor.
I will readily undertake the case.
We're sure lo wi;?."
"So ye really think it's a good
"Most decidedly, my dear sir. I
am prepared to guarantee that you
will secure a favorable verdict."
"Ah, weel, I'm much obliged tae
ye, but 1 danna think I'll go tae
law this time, for you see, the case,
I've laid before ye is my opponents."
News From Colliers.
Kot seeing any letter in the pa
per from Colliers in several weeks,
Ifdecided to pen a few dots thinking
it would be appreciated by some far
away subscribers, who have friends,
or relatives, in and around the com
We are needing rain after having
so many hard rains. The ground has
baked on top.
It has been quite a busy week
with the farmers preparing their
lands for planting.
Mrs. W. J. Barling, Miss Kate
Hammond an-1 Mrs. J. N. Crafton
have all been on the sick list this
week, but they are all better now.
Miss Fanning has had sore throat
all i his week, but she did not. give
up her school work.
Mrs. J, H. Mathis and children
spent last week with her paren ts, Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Thurmond near
Rod Oik Grove church. Mr. J. H.
having to keep house, was heard
giving som? bachelors good advice.
Mr. L. R. Hammond has recently
had his residence remodeled aud
painted, lt certainly is pretty. This
handsome residence which was
planned by Mr. Wm. Callum, nf
j Columbia, is evidence of h tn archi
Miss Alpin Hammond who is
teaching in Newberry county came
home Friday to viHit-her parents,
.Jr. and Mrs. L. R. Hammond, re
turning Sunday to take up her school
work Monday. Her school will close
in May. There will l>e quite a wel
come awaiting lier.
Mr. Wyatt Hammond who has
charge of the dairy of Mrs. James
Hammond, of North Augusta, spent
Saturday night and Sunday with
his mother, Mrs. S. G. Hammond.
He has many friends and relatives
in Colliers who are al ways glad to
We are glad to say -that little Al
.bftjfa'TsJber* rb? 'YV? Von.,
ing with a broken limb is able to
take up her school work again.
Mr. 0. J. Prince ia gone on a
visit to his friend Mr. J. B. Ad
ams of Plum Brauch.
Mrs. D. T. Mathis and danghter
Miss Nona, spent last Friday in An
gusta, and went thal night to Belve
dere to visit her brother and Mr.
and Mrs.'Walter Harris whose home
is ra ide by the happy arrival of a
fine little girl.
Quite a number of the Colliers
people attended the union meeting
at Claik's Hill last Sunday. Some
of the boys must have had a fine
lime, as they did not get home un
til Monday at noon.
. We all were sorry to see Miss
Amioee Cartledge leave for Bates
burg; we all love her and she is
missed in the Sunday School, mis
sionary union and also socially as
she has always lived iu tbe commu
nity and of course ihe boys are
wearing long faces.
The concert which was given on
March 28th proved quite a success.
The program consisting of two
plays, drills, recitations, etc., wai
well rendered all acquitting them
selves creditably, winning commen
dation for themselves and the
teachers who planned the entertain*
ment. An attractive feature of the
program was music furnished by
the Colliers band. It consists ol'
eleven instruments and is directed
by Mr. H. W. McKie. They con
tributed much to ihe HUCOUSS and
pleasure of the evening. All were
enthusiast ie in 'their praises of th?
excelle.it music and the talent dis
played. The members all show re
markable ability for the Hhort lime
they have boen organiz>-d.
The marches for the drills was
very skillfully played on the organ
by Miss Nona Mathis. The exer
cises cloning at 11:30, *ve all re
turned to our homes feeling that we
wee much beneh'lted by the events
oi the pleasant occasion which we
Heidorn get to see in the country.
For fear I am taking too much
space will close.
Wanted -A competent person to
undertake the sale of a new medi
cine that will prove highly lucrative
to the undertaker.-Christian In
She-"But how do I know you
He-"Why, I can't sleep at
nights thinking of \OL."
She-'' That proves nothing. Pa
can't sleep at nights thinking of
you; hut I hardly think il is love."
Death of Laurens Cooper. En
gagement Announced. Bap
The body of Laurens Cooper, the
ll year old son of Rev. and Mrs.
L. A. Cooper, of Tacos, (4a., was
brought here on Sunday evening,
and the interment took place at Mt.
of Ulives cemetery on Monday at
9:30 o'clock, beside the grave of a
little brother. Laurens met his death
while at play upon a frame work,
where the electne line crossed. Ile
came in contact with a live current,
.2,700 bolts passing through his
body and death was instant. Rev.
Cooper was pastor here of the Bap
tist church for several years and the
entire family is held in the greatest
luve ami esteem by all, and their
grief is also a sorrow to them.
When thiy arrived upon their sad
mission, they were met by many
friends and the body was carried to
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Mrs. Rufus Dorn, of Meeting
Street, spent the week here at the
home of h?r nephew, W. B. Ouzts.
Miss Mary Jenkins, of Greenville,
and Mrs. Cud worth, ol Charleston
are expected soon to visit Mrs. G.
Mrs. Bettie Cogbum is at home
from a visit, at Trenton.
Dr. F. L. Parker and Fred, Jr.,.
visi'-ed in Edgetield during last
VV. L. Woodward, of Bennetts
ville, h.is l>een here for a few days
with his homefolks.
Misses Emmie iV.itehel and Maud
Wright are at home from a two
week's visit to Leesville.
Mr. Marion Williams, of AuguB
la. wa? here la<?t week visiting his
?i."Ue>, jiib. jt.^ii."ijoyt.
Mrs. Alice Cox is at home from
a week's visit to Augusta with the
family of her uncle, Dr. B. E. Ber
ry. She was accompanied home by
her niece, Miss Mary Perry.
Mrs. Turnipseed, of Laurens is
the guest ol' her sister, Mrs. B. L.
Mrs. F. M. Warren and Miss Bet
tie Warren visited in Augusta last
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Cobb enter
tained a few friends and their visi
tors with a dinner Wednesday. The
day was delightfully spent, anil their
accomplished datiginer, Miss Sue
?loan entertained ali with music on
several instruments. A several course
dinner was served, and each piece
of china used was hand painted and
the work of Miss Sloan.
Mrs. Kate Lynch, of Edgetield,
visited here recently.
Rev. P. E. Monroe, and A. A,
Derrick, and Mr. and Mrs. Luther
Watson attended the Sunday school
convention in Sumter last week.
Dr. aud Mrs. Charleo V. Smith,
of Tenuile, Ga., have innounced
the engagement of their daughter
Mary Sallie, to Mr. Wilmot Ouzts,
to take place in June. Miss Smith
is a niece of R?V. W. L. Lawson a
former pastor here, and ii was dur
ing her tirsi visit to this place wilh
his family that Cupid began his
Miss Holmes, of Augusta, is the
guest of Miss Maud Nickerson.
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher is at home
from a two week's stay, in Atlanta
The quarterly report of the Bap
tist Sunday school showed that it ia
in a splendid condition. With a
membership of 3?0, there was an
average of 200 per Sunday and the
collections for ihe quarter amount
ed io $127.M.
Mr. Massey, of Rock Hill, ?pent
Sunday here villi friends.
Mrs. James White has been qaiie
sick for a week or more.
Mrs. James Scott, of Columbia,
is tue guest of relativen here.
The Washington Star tells this:
What's the miller witn youl*
asked the moving picture doorkeep
er' "This is About the 20th time
you've looked this him over."
"Yes, I can'i keep away."
"And it isn't such a great film at
"You don't understand My wife
was the Inadine woman m lhat pl o
toplay. You don't know what it
means to a mau io tn? able <o sit
down and see his wife busily occu
pied day after day at the Name time
not hear her saying a word."