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? uri lin?t? ConnectiiiR Past mid Pre?,
f nt- Proceedings 1012 Meeting.
Th? third annual reunion and pic
nic of thc teachers, pupils and pa
trons of the Richland school came off
as advertised on the 14th. By ll
o'clock, there were about 1,000 per
sons apsenibled la the shady grove
surrounding the school house, all In
good humor and on pleasure bent.
There had been no special program
prepared, but shortly after ll o'clock
the auditorium was Ailed to over
flowing, and the following exercises
In the absence of Chas. G. Jaynes,
president, It devolved upon R. T.
Jaynes to take his place as master of
ceremonies. In brief remarks ex
pressing appreciation that so many
were assembled again to participate
In the delightful exercises of the day,
and to give and receive the royal
"oin of good fellowship, he called the
meeting to order.
With Mrs. W. C. Foster as organ
ist and leader, the song, "Jesus,
Lover of My Soul," was impressively
rendered. Prayer was offered hy
Rev. I<\ D. Vaughan.
The address of welcome was then
delivered by Hon. E. E. Veiner, In
substance as follows:
Ladies and Gentlemen: There is a
man In the city of New York; his
name is Chauncey M. Depew. He Is
a great after-dinner and before-din
ner speaker. Ile is also ii United
States Senator. One time this great
man was walking through a theater
with his little grand-daughter. They
came to the picture of Daniel In the
Lion's Den. She asked her grand
father why he was smiling. He said,
"Well, my little grand-daughter, I
exjiect lt ls because he does not have
to speak at the banquet."
I guess you see the point. I ant
to say to you to-day that in all the
field of intellectual activity, In all
history of the philosophy of the
ages, there is no more ennobling sen
timent than that which is inspired by
the scene of the home-coming. God
has planted within the heart of all
his creatures an indestructible love
for home. Whether it be the timid,
chased hare or the king of beasts, as
he roams the forest with his majes
tic tread, or the fish that scale the
rocks In the rivers' bed, or the feath
ered tribes that make their way from
the cold North to a moro genial
clime, afterwards tb return ''? Ino
.spring time, or whether li be the
sch.?sd buy a wa; (TO it) borne with hts
lessons i or wi' '.her lt be the strong
Ulai, OHL .,1 Lhw ,.U,;?, '.'.J til O.;, ?h 1
all It Is the same. It ls a principle
and a truth that ls world-wide, and
universal In its application. The for
eigner comes to this country to make
his fortune, that some day he may
return to the old world for its enjoy
ment. The native-horn American
struggles and turns, and turns and
struggles that he may make his for
tune. But, however great may be his
success, or the renown that he ac
quires, he loves to return to the place
of his nativity, the home of his youth.
And so ,'t ls with you who have gone
out into the world. It matters not
whether you have reached the attain
ment you desired, it matters not
whether your life has been a great
success, there conies a time when you
travel back to tho obi homestead.
You have in memory tho old home
with the children about the door
steps, the parents at Hielr occupa
tions, the old well, the old oak"n
bucket, the orchard, the pasture, the
ringing of the bells, the old road
that leads to the watering-place
where you had many a happy horse
race, the old church upon the hill,
and the little school-house hard by.
When these memories com?? back to
you, there Is a longing for the old
home. You make hurried prepara
tions to return. You como again,
and, though many changes there be
in the fields and forests, it ls the
same home, it is the same life-giving
atmosphere that blows from Sa tu la
and Chimney Top and Whiteside.
You will not grieve because the coun
try has fallen Into other hands. You
see evidences of prosperity and pro
gress at every turn. Many new houses
have gone up, new faces have come
in, and the march of progress has
1 now bid you, and each of you, a
hearty, sincere and kindly welcome.
Permit me to wish you many happy
returns of this day, and as our days
grow towards the setting sun, and as
tho shadows lengthen until we look
upon this scene the last time, may
there he a happy reunion beyond the
In responding M. R, . McDonald
spoke briefly as follows:
As I arise to speak In responso to
the words of welcome, there enters
my mind and heart a feeling of joy
and a feeling of duty. When I think
of those happy days spent herc, I
speak the sentiment of us all when I
sny that those were our happiest
days, I spent seven years under this
door, in that school room, and they
were my happiest, but I could not re
alize lt at that time. I want to Im
pres* upon the boys and girls before
me to embrace the opportunity af
forded by their school days, for they
are golden. These days afford the
opportunity to lay the foundation for
life's work. 1 would urge upon the
boys and-girls here to-day to dili
gently Improve these opportunities,
for they pass so swiftly. I am sorry
that I did not make better use of
mine, and so may you be some day.
Many familiar faces are with us
to-day, but some are absent. Some
have already gone down Into the
grave, but their faces and their
names are still precious. Let us
cherish their memory In our hearts.
It ls unfortunate that while young
we do not fully appreciate either the
need or the advantage of an educa
tion. I believe it ls Mr. Depew, who
has #lready**been quoted, who says,
"After bread, education ls the first
need of the people." First, we must
have bread, and next education, for
the intelligence of our people is the
foundation on which our government
is established. The child first be
longs to the State, and then to Its
mother. The State demands its train
ing, and wise the parent who an
swers this call of the country. 1 re
member, when I was six years old
my mother led me to the front door
and pointed out the road to thil
school-house, a distance of a mlle ant
a half. 1 have never forgotten tba
day, and cannot as long as I live.
I obeyed and came; but when I gav?
a wrong answer to the first questloi
of tito teacher, the boys and girl;
laughed at me. I learned right thei
the necessity of being careful and no
to guess at an answer. 1 learnei
something of the meaning of educa
tion on that first day at school.
In the country school-or rathe
in the public school-is the plac
where education really begins. T
this the hoy and the girl firs: gc
Here they make their beginning
These schools should have goo
teachers and should be supported b
the government. The need still 1
for more money and better teacher)
There is charm in the countr
life. When I went to the South Ca
olina College some of the boys sah
"Look at that country boy; he ls s
green the cows will eat him." Di
the country is in me yet, and nothln
can ever take It out. While tl
mountain breezes blow, mav Gc
keep that old country In me.
Miss Francis Fennell.
In presenting Miss Francis Fe:
pr.1l vonnere<d daughter of Mrs. FV
alo I. toondy J Fennell, of Ande
l'on, Mt. ,'layjics said;
I recall bright, ch?ory1 buy,
companion o'i mv1 youth, school-ma
and pupil of old Richland Academ
He grew to manhood in tills comm
nlty, and early In life chose as li
companion a daughter of this coi
munity. To them several childr<
were born, but in a few years a fil I
tion laid his heavy hand upon hi)
and the mother was left alone to br
tie with tho cold, cold, wor]
and rear and educate her children
best she could. She and her youn
est daughter are on the grounds t
day. Well may she point to her ch
dren and say, "These are my jewell
As to how well she performed h
task you shall answer after henri
a recitation hy Miss Francis, entitl
Miss Francis Fennell appeared
the platform, a sweet girl of fifte
summers, and appeared to advai
age In her adlmarble recital of tl
difficult piece. Her personifican
of different characters in rapid st
ceslson was well night perfect. S
made a decided "hit," and cloe,
amid rapturous applause.
Harry R. Hughs
spoke on the subject of the impo
ance of Christian teachers in c
schools and methods of teaching, a
read an essay on the past, pres?
and futuro of Richland Acaden
These will appear later.
From W. R. Jayne?.
Two letters were read by Sti
Strtbllng, from W. B, Jaynes and
B. Dendy, in answer to in vital ic
extended them to deliver addres
on this occasion. They wrote as I
"Washington, Aug. S, 1912. -.'
J. Paul Strtbllng, Richland, S. C
My Dear Friend: Your appr?cia
favor of the 5th Instant is just
band, and I beg to thank you. m
sincerely for the very kind and
gent Invitation which lt conveys;
1 deeply regret the absolute neeesf
Of saying that lt is impossible for
to accept it and be present with th
who will attend the reunion of
former students of the old Richi)
Academy, which is to occur on
14th instant, lt would be diflh
for me to absent myself from Wu
Ington at any Hmo during a sesa
of Congross, and more especially
that so during the closing days c
session, and that is thc conditio
find mysolf In at this time, boca
every effort fa now being put ft
to (dose the work of this session
"No greater pleasure could be
portion than to meet with those <
will assemble at the Richland A<
erny on the 1 1 til and there renew
OUR OCONEE COUNTY TICKET.
Below we print the Oconee County Democratic
Ticket as prepared for the voters, with a few explana
tory paragraphs as to voting for Magistrates.
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY TICKET,
Tho Official RnUot Tlmt Will Re
Used on Tuesday, 27th.
About Voting for Magistrates.
Voters will vote for Magistrates
For E. B. Keese-Fair Play,
Earle's Mill and South Union.
For S. H. Marett-Westminster.
For A. P. Crisp-West Union and
For J. E. Hopkins and J. N. Hop
kins-Seneca, Friendship, Jordania
For W. A, Grant-Salem.
For Jesse Lay-Little River, Ta
massee and Cherry Hill.
DEMOTIC PRIMARY ELECTION.
OFFICIAL BALLOT.-Aug. 27, 1012
(Voto for One.)
F. S. EVANS.
M. C. LONG.
(Vote for Ono.)
P, A. BONHAM.
J. M. DANIEL.
Por State Senator:
(Vote for One.)
I. D. FINCANNON.
E. E. VERN ER.
For House of Repr?sentatives:
(Vote for Two.)
W. M. BROWN.
J. B. HARRIS.
J. R. HELLER.
M. R. MCDONALD.
F. H. SHIRLEY.
J. B. TRA M EL.
(Vote for One.)
J. W. DAVIS.
W. M. DILLARD.
J. N. FITZGERALD.
M. W. GIBSON. >
W. M. KAY.
J. C. SH0CKLB2Y.
C. P. WALKER.
For Judge of Probate:
(Vote for One.)
J. B. S. DENDY.
V. P. MARTIN.
For Clerk of Court:'
JOHN P. CRAIG.
(Voto for One.)
J. R. CLELAND.
W. C. FOf-fKU.
\Y. A. GRANT ]
J. U. HILL.<<
L. H. V, HOBSO !.
ELBERT F HUf ON.
?. C. LANGSTON.
AUGUSTUS T. SMITH.
W. N. WOOLBRIGHT.
(Voto for One.)
GEO. L. ABBOTT.
J. W. LAND.
JEFF B. MARETT.
JOHN G. REEDER.
Por Superintendent of Education:
(Voto for One.)
WADE C. HUGHS.
THOS. A. SMITH.
(Vote for One.)
R. HENRY ALEXANDER.
JOHN H. BROWN.
W. S. GRAHL. '
RICKARD W. GRUBBS.
J. W. REYNOLDS.
ROBT M. SANDERS.
(Vote for One.)
ARTHUR F. FINLEY.
D. A. SMITH.
(Voto for One.)
(Vote for One.)
W. M. PENNELL.
W. OLDRIDGE WHITE.
For County Commissioner:
(Voto for Two.)
W. HENRY BLACKWELL.
J. A. BREW Eh.
J. L. C HASTA IN.
W. E. GILLESPIE.
W. R. HUNT.
E. D. KING.
JACKSON L. MILLER.
D. F. RICHARDSON.
o. H! STANCIL.
J. B. TOMPKINS.
H. C. WALK ER.
For Supervisor of Registration:
(Voto for Three.)
JOHN W. CANNON.
W. H. CRAWFORD.
C. Q. DEATO.W
J. T. S. HOPKINS.
W. M. PERRY.
J. L. REEDER.
W. H. TALLEY.
sweet friendships which were form
ed during the days of childhood.
Nineteen years ago yesterday 1 began
my duties under the dome of the
Nation's Capitol, and during all of
those years 1 havo witnessed many
stirring scenes, and been present
when much of Hie highly Important
legislative history of our country has
been made, and have heard many of
America's greatest statesmen meet
In fierce and partisan debr'.e, but
no recollection of any of those great
historic events ls so pleasing to me
as to recall the Friday afternoon
speakings, engaged#1 hy the boys of
thc old Richland Academy, or of the
Saturday night debates which were
engaged In hy the younger citizens
of the Richland commun!' \ Those
Speakings and debates occurred many
years ago, and but few, perhaps, of
those who attended them have been
spared to this good time, but those
speakings and debates, while crude
In a certain sense, yet they perform
ed a valufblo service in that dear old
community, because I am sure they
Inspired many boys to a broader and
to a better life
I "While, as before stated, it will be
impossible for me to attend the re
union, yet my thoughts and good
wishes are constantly with those who
aro present on your reunion days, and
also I dwell In sweet memory on the
lives of those mothers and fathers
of the old Richland community who
have gone to the great beyond, and
who so willingly contributed their
time and means, as best they could,
to the material and spiritual up
building of that community. No mat
ter what honors or distinctions may
como to any of the sons or daughters
of that community, none could bc
greater than those Justly due the fa
thers and mothers who made mate
rial sacrifice to provide churches and
schools for their children.
"While your annual reunions were
not planned with thnt In view, yet 1
look on them aB memorial exercise*,
of a certain chnracter, because whil<
you meet in reunion, yet there mus?
ever be present the recollection that
the industry and enterprise of tin
mothers and fathers in that comma
nlty years ago made possible tba
higher spirit mt of which your reun
ions were born.
"This hurriedly written answer t<
your Invitation has grown hy far toi
long, and 1 must, therefore, desls
from commenting at greater lengt
on a subject which ls dear to nu
Thanking you most sincerely, an
through you the entire committee
for the high honor of the Invitatio)
and again expressing great regret ht
catise of my inability to he presen
I am, with best wishes for the ont!)
citizenship of the Richland CO m mt
nlty, Very truly your friend,
"W. B. Jaynes."
Prom W. R. Dendy.
"Monroe. Ga., Aug. ll, 1912.
Mrs. Fannie McDonald Foster, Rid
iand, S. C.-Dear Friend: I nm 1
receipt of your kind Invitation to b
present nt the animal meeting of th
former teachers and pupils of ol
Richland Academy on Wednesday c
the present week. I regret that
cannot conveniently get away frot
Monroe this present week, much a
I would enjoy being nt old Richlant
"How. I would like to be there
What a Hood of memories come rusl
lng to mind at the thought, the nam
of old Richland Academy! Many ai
the happy hours, the happy daj
spent in happy childhood there ami
kindred and friends! Treasured U
In memory's golden casket are nun
berless recollections-like old win
more .pr' um-, because ol the, I nie,
venin;; years. Those were good oft
'da Vf- jus? S.bw ?Mod SVC knew 'n<
HU they w< YM passed!
No hoi evtst had a nappier schoi
life than William Erskine Dendy,
ought to know, for I am that sel
same hoy. 1 received but two Ucl
all the time I was In school. P<
Stribllng delivered the goods In tl
long ago. lt all came about in th
way: It was just after 'big recess
and a fellow got tired and went
sleep, and his reading class was cal
ed, classmates stalked forth to reel
and the sleeper slept on. The sleepi
awoke (believe me) to the tune of
hickory switch-two raps, and tlx
followed explanations. I told him
had a headache; It was the best
could do on such short and suddc
notice; the teacher apologized, e
cused me from recitation, and I li
down on the big wooden desk for
peaceful snooze the entire remalnd
of the afternoon. All the while
was mindful and constantly remln
lng those about me of the awf
headache that was making existen
miserable! This was not the least
:viy worries; the fact that I had r
celved even two licks at school mu
he kept from my father. Probably
could not have made satisfactory e
planatton to him. Somehow it ke
for a few days. Finally I saw n
fal'uer. a few days after the Incldei
talking with my teacher. To s;
that I was scared states the real s
nation mildly. Of course I did n
broach the matter of their con vers
Hon to my father-lt really was n
any of my business-and after a fe
days had passed I began to breat
easier and reason about the matte
I finally reached the conclusion tb
my father had heard incidentally
not from me, or any member of t
family-that I had been the reel pie
of two raps in the school-room, a
took tho matter up with the teach*
The teacher explained Hie embarrai
in;- situation for him (and for m
and saved me from a sure-enou
trouncing. (As to whether I rea
had a headache at the time, In i
calmer moments, after about thll
years' reflection, I am afraid I (
not. But that mattet? dttle sh
'Truth ls eternal.')
"Now my explanation for havl
occasioned tho use of the switch
school ls made. I have always wa
ed to explain fust how lt was; I hu
always feared folks would not und?
"Che my sincere good wshes to
thc teachers and pupils of old a
new Richland Academy. Say to t
pupils that they can be what th
want lo be. It ls sim; ty a epiesti
of 'five per cent ins ration a
ninety-five per cent porspiratio
That la what all tho successful peo
ple evereywhero seen? to bo putting
Into their work.
"Tell every boy and girl that a
very accurato estimate bas beeu
made of tho worth of school work.
Tell them every day they miss from
school means the loss of a ten-dollar
"With sincere good wishes for you
and yours, 1 romain,
"Cordially your friend,
"W. Erskine Doudy."
Third Kennion Closed.
With a few appropriate remarks by
H. T. Jaynes, thoso delightful exor
cises were brought to a close, and
recess for dinner taken.
A bountiful feast was spread in
the shady grove and was enjoyed by
all present. For two hours or moro
social converso and friendly greet
ings prevailed. Formalism was ban
ished, and it appeared ns ono big
family partaking of ft meal at the
At 3 p. m. a brief business session
was held, and the following officers
wero elected for ibo ensuing your:
C. G. Jaynes, president; J. P. Strlb
llng, vice president; M, U. McDon
ald, secretary and treasurer, and
Mrs. Ella M. Doyle, historian.
Two venerable and beloved moth
I ors In Israel graced tho day with
their presence-Mrs. Emily Strlbllng
and Mrs. Elizabeth Hughs. Their
lives have been graciously lengthen
ed, and their presence is a benedic
tion to any gathering. They remain
as (he sole connecting links between
the days of their comrades and ours.
It ls well tDat the younger generation
can sit at their feet and learn les
sons of wisdom, patience, fortitude
and fidelity. <
(The foregoing report has boen
dictated from notes hurriedly taken
hy Miss Florence Ilankln. lt does
not purport to no a verbatim report
of the speeches, which to be duly
appreciated should havo been hoard.
The speakers had received only short
notice, and spoke without notes.
Even Miss Francis Pennell was ask
ed to recite after her arrival on tho
ground, but it all goes to show that
"Old Richland" ls ever prepared In
mind and resources, and that sho
can spread a "feast of reason" as
well as of cako and custard pies on
mighty Bhort notice.- (R. T. J.)
Whon you havo an achoy, stretchy
feeling and you aro dull, tired and
discouraged it is a sign of approach
ing malaria. Or ch?"" You jholiid
act', q\iick 1; to lyu rd off an .lt tack,
Dr. v, A. Sim mon's 1?1 ver-l$?d loin?
OtfOjrs von fhe help you Arie?t lt do?
j' ?roys th niMrliiji gerin, drives obi
tmput R.tesV, i .?gal?tes ih ' . is aud
makes you feel bright, vigorous and
cheerful. Price 2fie. per package.
Sold at Roll's drug store.
Suit Against Picture Company.
Philadelphia, Aug. 17.-Tho Fede
ral Government yesterday flied a
civil suit for the dissolution of tho
Motion Picture Patents Company and
the General Film Company. They
are accused of combining to monopo
lize Hie business to tho extent of in
creasing or decreasing the number of
moving picture theatres in which
they have no proprietary Interest,
hniaii ta ut Move.
Washington, Aug. 17.-Tho mov
ing picture anti-trust suit filed yes
terday ls regarded by the department
of Justice as one of the moat Import
ant moves under the Sherman law,
as lt squarely askB for a judicial de
termination of tho relation of that
statute to the patent laws. Tho suit
will test tho right of corporations and
Individuals to join respective patent
monopolies Into a big monopoly
through alleged conditions and
Marion's First Halo.
Marlon, Aug. 16.--The first bale of
now cotton was marketed hore yes
terday by T. M. Moody, who lives
about six milos north of town. Ho
received 16 cents per pound for lt,
and it was shipped to Norfolk by ex
press. Another hale was brought in
to-day from the same section by Mil
ton Dane and sold to the Blackwell
Company for 1 2 cents per pound.
From Prosperity to Pauperism.
New York, Aug. I t?. -Ranked
when a hoy as the premier jockey of
the American turf, with earnings of
$50,000 a year, Grovel' Cleveland
Fuller, who ls still only 2f> years old,
limped boforo Judge Crain in Gene
ral Sessions Wednesday, penniless
and friendless, to plead to an Indict
ment charging theft of a watch.
After oating, portions of a bilious hsbti
will derive grcnt benefit by taking O! a
of these pills. If you have been
DRINKING TOO MUCH,
they will promptly relieve tho nausea,
and nervousness whkh follows, rest, re
the appetite and remove gloomy feel*.
Ings. I : i ve a 11 ? ly sugar coated.
fake No Substitute*