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WALHALLA, S. C.:
WEDNESDAY, DEC. ll, 1907.
MOTTO: "in it not time we wert doing some
thing to keep the rural districts from being
depopulated by people seeking better school*
than thoy have? ^whenever rural commu
nities have been drained of their best blood
?nd brain, and tbe remaining citlEenshlp re
duced to a kind of peasantry, South Caro
lina's prosperity is at an end."-W. H. Hand.
Communication? for this column should be ad
dressed to M'"s Marve H. Shelor, Westmin
ster, South Carolina.
Tho Death of Prof. Brodie.
The death of Prof Brodie, of Clem
son College, causes a great gap in the
educational circles of the State, for
he was a learned man, who taught
to better humanity and raise the
standard of teaching. "To know him
was to love him."
Some twenty years ago Prof. Bro
die was elected to teach White Rock
school. He accepted, came to go to
work, but on arriving was told that
as he was a college bred teacher they
did not need him. One trustee
pleaded for the bright young man,
but in vain. The manly bearing of
Prof. Brodie won the heart of the
trustee, and notice his life after
ward, which proved what ho said
that bay at White Rock. Prof. Bro
die always had a high regard for the
trustee and showed his daughter
many kindnesses, and his word of
encouragement and advice in her
work will be kept in memory and
be "passed on."
We are glad that Lieut. Julius
Knox wrote home of his army life.
The readers of this paper remember
his letters, t'uch letters are helpful
and tho thoughts that prompted this
letter (love for Oconeo) is to be
.valued greatly. Teachers, get "Ca
det Days at West Point" for the boys
in your school to read.
Do encourage the children to us?
the library freely. There ls plenty
time that children can read, x
When are the flags donated to the
schools by the Youth's Companion?
Mr. Upham requested the trustees to
make a flag pole; the teacher to ap
point a child to be color bearer for
each day, to raise and lower the co
lors. There are great, lessons tb be
learned, lyijt&ia: WrYat if Jasper had
.not ftived his flag and tho same spirit
had not been in tho Americans;
would they wave now? No; so let
us teach that sentiment. When a
fcchool does not love the flag, close
tho door and write "Ichabod.'.'
We pass so many schools in vaca
tion with doors wide open, windows
up, with a silent invitation to tramps
to come in. While school visitor we
ssked a child why his school house
was not locked. He replied: "Taint
nothln' in thar to loco !"
The meeting of tho Woman s Ru
ral School Association during Christ
mas, in Columbia, will be splendid,
and our teachers sh?uld count it in
their Christmas pleasures.
' Why not try to have a teachers' as
sociation in Oconee? We have some
/We are delighted to know that
Superintendent Craig is to visit the
schools in December. The superin
tendent is the maker or destroyor
of the school's progress. "Like
priest; Uko people." We aro sure
when Superintendent Craig visits tho
schools V'cy will move on.
Oconee has made rapid progress
in the last few years, but thore is
. room for a vast amount, yet, for we
were told recently there is a trustoe
in one of our once prosperous dis
tricts who can not read.
"God to human soul,.
And all spheres that roll,
Wrapped by her soul, in their robes
Hath said: 'The primeval plan
Of all the world and man
Is forward! Progress ls your law,
your rights.' "
-Maryo R. Shelor.
How to Itond Properly.
Nature confers tho blessing of a
volco of adequate strength upon man
kind. Shu soldom adds the desirable
flexibility or modulation desired in a
good reader. 'te roador must ac
quire this flexibility and moderation'
of tones largely by willing it Into his
A bad voice is n bad habit to bo
got rid of, just as any other bad habit
ls to be disposed of, by turning tho
will against I*., and set tho will to
acquire a good voice.
Listen to your own reading in pri
vate and become familiar with the
sound of your own voice. Unloss
you read with a full comprehension
of your subject, you will not hold
the attention of your listeners; then,
too, you roust forget self and read
as if reading to self, bringing out tho
full meaning of the author in tones
roost expressive as it appeals to you.
Articulation should bc clear. It
is impossible to over-estimate the
Importance cf a good trustworthy,
uniform articulation to the appre
Indistinctness ls a vice to be cured
by remembering yourself and think
ing of your object, by aa exorcise of
tue will; by turning an ear upon
your own voice and knowing what
you are about. Even whispers when
clear nnd distinct will penetrate a
large room. One ot the most ac
complished articulators of our age
was a woman-- Charlotte Cushman.
She said when asked about her elo
cution, "God gave me a demonstra
tive soul and power to use lt. What
ever I feel, I speak Just aa I feel it,
with the passion, the utterance which
Another function of the will is to
compel the lips to form 'the words
and the throat to maka the tones.
To become a good reader one must
possess self-reliance. The reader
must first conquer himself lt he
would conquer his hearers.
Be natural in manner. Read as If
only to one Intimate friend who :
wished to enjoy the selection as
much aa yourself, never dreading cri
ticism. Try to Interpret as near' -
as possible the author's thoughts by
giving expression to his words.
Katie E. Harris.
Bee's Laxative Cough Syrup for
coughs, colds, croup and whooping
cough, grows In favor dally with
young and old. Mothers should keep
lt on hand for children. It is prompt
relief to croup. Ii ls gently laxative,
driving th? , olson and phlegm from
the system, li ls a simple remedy
that gives Immediate relief. Guar
anteed. Sold by J; W. Bell, Wal
halla; W. J. Lunney, Seneca.
Rev. O. T. linriii xi, Sr.
Rev. Geo. T. Harmon, Sr., on his
way to the annual conference of
the Methodist Church, held at Gaff
ney this week, spent Monday night
and part of Tuesday with friends in
tho city, all of whom were glad to
see him, and where he ls so pleas
antly remembered as the earnest,
able pastor of the Methodist church
here during the conference years of
1885-'86. Although he is now on
the superanuated list, and not in the
regular work, he still labors In the
Master's cause with all his former
devotion and consecrated efdeiency.
His present residence ls Williamston.
(Mr. Harmon ls the father of Rev.
G. T. Harmon, Jr., who has been in
charge of the Westminster Circuit
during the past two years', and he
ls known and loved by many In Oco
Danger in Asking Advice.
When you have a cough or cold do
not ask some one what is good for it.
as there ls danger in taking some un
known preparation. Foley's Honey
and Tar cures coughs, colds and pre
vents pneumonia. The genuine is in
a yellow package. Refuse substi
tutes. All Druggists.
At the recent session of thc South
Carolina Methodist Conference, held
in Gaffney,, the following . statistics
were givon out:
Local preachers (not including
members of the conference) 77 ;
members, 85,084. Total 85,161.
Infants baptized, 1,886 ; adults
Epworth Leagues, 51 ; members,
Sunday schools, 681; teachers, 4,
813; scholars, 44,612.
Raised for worn out preachers,
their widows and orphans, $10,
Contributed for misbions: Foreign,
$21, 813.01; domestic, $16,454.49.
For church extension, $5,887.10.
American Bible Society, $630.48._
Paid to Presiding Elders, $22,
Paid to pastors in charge, $174,
For bishops, $3,069.56.
Number of church societies (or
ganizations) 775; houses of worship.
Value, of houses of worship, $1,
412, 300. Indebtedness on samo,
Number of pastoral charges, 235;
number of parsonages, 190.
Value of parsonages, $36?, 526.
Number of districts, 12; district
parsonages, 9. Value of po.sonages,
$50,000. Indebtedness, $1,300
Number of churches damaged by
fire or storm, 6. Amount of damage,
Insurance carried, $509,983.50.
Number of schools and colleges, 6.
Value, $573,000. Endowment funds,
Preacher Files Suit for $50,000.
Malvern, Ark., Dec. 1.-Methodist
Episcopnl church circles, south, have
been stirred from center to circum
ference by the reinstatement of Rev.
J. S. Hawkins, and by a sensational
suit for $50,000, brought, fqr alleged
slander by Rev. Jamos Thomas
against G. W. Hester, a Texas bank
er, living at Devine, who is accused
of having formally charged Rev.,
Thomas with leading a Jokyl and
Hyde life in his domestic life, nnd
with being a horse thief.
Rev. James Thomas is a central
figure in a church war which has
disturbed the Methodist church,
south, for lour years. The suit was
brought to secure service on Hester,
who accompanied by his wife, came
here to testify before the Little Rock
conference in regard to his often re
peated charges that Rov. Jamos
Thomas was nono other than Otto
Brock, alleged to havo deserted his
wife and children in Texas years ago,
after having been accused of steal
ing a horse.
This suit ls just the beginning, says
Mr. Thomas' lawyors. This ls under
stood to mean that a number of other
suits will be brought.
This is the season of decay and
weakened vitality; good health ls
hard to retain. If you'd retain yours,
fortify your system with Hollister's
Rocky Mountain Tea, the surest way.
3Bc.-Tea or Tablets. J. W. Bell.
Dentil of A. Cal lo way Stone?-Local
and Personal Paragraphs?
Richland, Dec. 2.-Special: Miss
Verna Strlbling, of Seneca, spent tev
eral day.: last week with Miss Lynn
Miss Ella Sltton, ot Pendleton, vis
ited Miss Amy Hughs recently.
Miss Pauline Davis ls recovering
rapidly from a recent illness.
Misses Pauline and Christine An
derson, of Seneca, spent several days
last week with Mrs. S. N. Hughs.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam lurries and Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Burrlss spent
Thanksgiving with M?v. M. J. Mc
Miss Mao Haley, of Oakway, vis
ited Miss Henrietta Vernor recently.
Misses Ada and Janie Wy ly spent
several days with Miss Mary Shelor,
at Tugaloo last week.
Rev. Ceo. T. Harmon preached his
farewell sermon at Rock Springs the
fourth Sunday. We regret very much
to lose Bro. Harmon. '
A. Galloway Stone died at his home
In Newry last Tuesd.-.y, utter a few
weeks' Illness. He was In his 47th
year. He leaves a wife, one daugh
ter mid eeven sons, two brothers and
three sisters to mourn his death. Af
ter appropriate funeral services, con
ducted by Rev. M. R. Kirkpatrick, OL'
Seneca, his remains wera laid to rest
in Rock Springs cemetery. We ex
tend our sincerest sympathy to the
Miss Pearle Vernor left last Mon
day for Tama8see, where she will
?ve chareo 'ti* the school. We wish
ber much success.
Mrs. Dr. Stokes and little son, of
Belton, spent last week with Mrs. S.
Charlie Vernor carried a number
of his friends on a "straw ride" to
Seneca ot the carnival Friday night.
The party consisted of Misses Janie
Wyly, Henrietta and Lynn Vernor,
Cornelia Fostor, Amy, Fredda, Pau
line and ? Theodocia Hughs, Maria, j
Sue and fc-mily Dondy and Verna
Stribling; and Crover and Doan Da
vis, ' Marcus McDoi-.aid, James and
Henry Hughs, Edgar Shanklln, Byrd
Wyly, Charlie and Ed. Foster. All
report a pleasant time.
Miss Callie Blackwell returned to
her home in Rock Hill last week, af
ter a visit of several weeks to her
aunt, Mrs. J. P. Blackwell.
Oliver Wyly, of Carnesville, Ga.,
viPlted his brother, T. B. Wyly, last
week. He will soon leave for Texas,
where he w'll make his future home.
Mrs. N. S. Sligh visited in Seneca
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Blackwell are
on a visit to the former's mother at
Rufflo. N. C.
Mrs. Mildred Williamson, of Bel
ton, visited her t Isl ter, Mrs. S. N.
Hughs, last week.
Mrs. Trimmler and two sons, and
Mrs. Lloyd Trimmier and children,
of Seneca, visited at the home of W.
T. Hubbard last week.
Misses Ada and Cora Wyly spent
Friday and Saturday with relatives
in Fair Play.
Miss Maria Dendy spoilt th? latte?*
part of last week in Simeon. F. S.
When the stomach, heart or kid
ney nerves get weak, then t hos o or
gans always fail. Don't drug the sto
mach, nor stimulate the heart or kid
neys. That is simply a makeshift.
Get a prescription known to drug
gists everywhere as Dr. Shoop's Re
storative. The Restorative is pre
pared expressly for these weak in
side nerves, build them up with Dr.
Shoop's Restorative-tablets or li
quid-and see how quickly help will
come. Free sample test sent on re
quest by Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis.
Your health ls surely worth this sim
ple test. J. W. Bell.
(Received too late for last Issue.)
Townville, Dec. 3.--Special: Mr.
and Mrs. S. W. Dickson, of Westmin
ster, spent Thanksgiving with the
latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. N.
Miss Ailee smith, of Fair Play,
visited friends at this place Sunday.
J. C. and Wyman Boggs spent Sat
urday In Anderson.
Miss Jessie Stribling spent the lat
ter part of last week in Westminster
with home folks.
Miss Louise Farmer, who is at
tending tho high school in Anderson,
came homo Wednesday evening; and
stayed until Sunday.
Dr. W. K. Sharp, of Rivoli, was In
Rev. R. J. Williams, of Greenville,
has been elected pastor of the Bap
tist church at this place.
Mrs. N. W. Grant, who has been
very ill, is improving and we wish
for her a speedy recovery.
Rev. C. S. Blackburn, of Seneca,
and Rov. J. A. Campbell exchanged
The Knights of Pythias gave an
oyster supper at the school house
Elijah Trlbble and family have
moved to Anderson. F. M. C.
Union Meeting nt Madison.
Below is the program of the union
meeting to be held with tho church
at Madison December 28th and 29th,
1907. The two divisions will meet
together and all the churches aro
urged to send delegates. Speakers
appointed please come and help mako
the union what it ought to be.
Saturday, 10 a. m.-Devotional ex
ercises, to be conducted by T. M. El
rod. Introductory sermon by Rev.
A. P. Marett; alternate, Rev. J. H.
Adjourn for dinner.
First Topic: What is the highest
exercise of Christian freedom?
Second: Aro wo, as Christians, do
ing our duty as laid down in God's
Word? If not, why not?
Third: What general courtesies are
due to pastors in their office as pas
Sunday at ll o'clock: Sermon by
Rev. C. S. Blackburn.
Sunday school mass meeting at 10
Each subject open <> general dis
cussion. Study the queries and come
T. D. Poora, for Committee.
RINUS DYSPEPSIA TABLETS
Relieve Indigestion ?nd Stomach Trouble?,
Remember that I have a car load of
these PLOWS, two and three-horse
sizes. They have been tried by many
farmers in all sections of our country
and have proven perfectly satisfactory.
They have passed the experimental
stage, and stand master of all PLOWS
tooday. See them at SENEGA and
I have about 100 Two-Horse IM
PERIAL CHILLED PLOWS, about
15 HILLSIDE PLOWS, 5 MALLORY
PLOWS, 30 Disc Harrows, 7 Farmers'
Favorite Grain Drills and a lot of
other Implements-the p?*me kind I
have been selling for four y oars-that
I will close out
Ai Cost and Below Cost.
Nothing wrong with these goods. I
am simply going out of that line of
Buggy, Wagon and Harness Stock
Will have Stables full of all classes
HORSES AND MULES from now
until April 1st.
I build and repair Harness. Shop at
If you will come to see us, we can
trade with you.