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I am now opening up a nice
stock ol gocds in the store
room formerly occupied by E.
M. Evans & Co., on Main St.,
opposite the court house. Am
asking now the pub ic general
ly coime in and inspect my
stock before making their pur
My stock consists of Dry
Goods, Groceries, etc. Call
in to see. Will be delighted to
make you close prices on every
thing-and satisfaction guaran
Yours for business,
W. R. REID.
Prepared to furnish every
thingi n the way of supplies.
Buster Brown and Tige, and
the new Humpty-Dumpty de
signs are combinations ot Eas
ter Dyes this year. They are
-very popular with the children,
and are.especially appropriate
for Easter gifts, and prizes for
egg parties. Bring or send
your children down to see my
display of Easter novelties. It
doesn't cost you anything .and
I am sure that it will afford
them much pleasure. Special
prices made to merchants when
buying to resell.
For Sale by
C. H. CAN NON.
All persons desiring to offer sites
for the new Court House for Newber
ry County, are requested to file their
sealed proposals, containing a full de
scription of the property offered and
The price of same, with George S.
Mower, Chairman, Newberry, S. C.,
on or before March 31st, 1906. The
Commrission reserves the right to re
ject any or all proposals submitted.
Secretary pro tern.
__March 15, 1906.
NOTICE TO ADMINISTRATORS,
You are hereby notified that the
time for making annual returns re
quired by law is at hand and you are
hereby requested to attend to the
same as soon as possible.
John C. Wilson,
. J. P. N.C.
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Letter of John C. Calhoun.
Tt IL EdIttr of the State:
iH(n. J. C. Calhouin died in Wash
in-t;n city, March :31. 1850. One
month before. he wrote to a young
friend, who had made a favorable re
pcrt t. him. about the exercises of
the law school wkich he had entered
a., . sident. This is perhaps last
Icn: letter which we have from the
pen of our great statesman. While
of special interest to law students
and lawyers, it may be new to many
rIaders of the State who will see it.
f copy it with very few omissions:
Washington. February 28, 1850.
"My l)ear B- I am hap
py to learn that you are so delighted
with the plan of the institution, and
the peculiar advantages it affords, for
rapid improvement, not only in the
acilsition of legal knowlied-ze. but
in a familiarity with the practice, and
the inipprtant. matter of extempore
Ispeaking. I regard this latter as one
of the most essential features of the
institution. Could f have enjoyed in
my preparatory course, as you do, the
opportunity of 'drilling every day' in
the great are, and the trial and argn
I ment. of causes, under constant and
competent instraction I have no doubt
I should have been, in all the practi
cal requisites of success, 10 years in
advance of what I was when I enter
ed the profession. I well remember,
when connected with the law school
at Litchfield, Connecticut. the need
we all felt of some advantages in
I speaking. These constant exercises,.
I in which you are required to engage
before so large a number of yor fel
low students, is for nothing else than
I the self-confidence which they must
gradually inspire, will, in the end,
prove exceedingly valuable. I shall
I never forget the painful, the indes
cribable embarrassment under which
I labored in the delivery of my
'maiden speech.' before a court-an
embarrassment which it required
I years of practice to overcome. Im
prove then, my dear B-, the rare
privileges which the institution af
fords you. Be systematic and pune
tual in the performance of all your
duGties and remember, that the pro
fession you have chosen imposes as
a condition precedent to success the
necessity of constant and arduous
labor. In it there is no disguising of
one's capacities or demerits. The
physician 's art is concealed; and by
flippant technicaties, and an air of
professional wisdom, he may produce
the belief that lie is what he is not.
The clergyman has time to a choice
of subjects, and a would of othet
men 's thoughts, to aid him in pre
larations for the pulpit. But the
lawyer, whether in the office, or be
fore a court and jury, can assume.
nothing which lie does not possess.
His legal opinions are soon to be
tested by the severest ordleal. and his
pretensions as an advocate must be
real, or they will avail him nothing.
And I would also have you remember
that you will be beset with constant
temptations to swerve the standard
of high moral integrity. The very
obligation of the lawyer to defend
Ihis client, right or wrong,, tend to
familiarize him with error, and to
lunt- his natural abhorrence of de
pravity; and by obligations I mean
suchonly swould lead him to seek
the great ends of justice. Beyond
'this, even though it should result in
your aggrandizement, I wouldf not
hae you put forth a single exertion.
IIn the defence of one. whom you be
live to be guilty proceed no furthei
than is necessary to elicit the truth
)y an even balance of testimony. 1
am aware it will often be d.iflicult, in
this respect, to draw a precise line
1between the dluties you will-~owe to
vorclient and those due to yourself
and the community. But, a cultiva
Ited and refined moral sense-the bas
is of all that is grand and beautiful
in human character, and which. 1
trust, above all things else, you will
seek to incorporate into your own
will generally be a safe and accurate
guide. But I must close. This may
be the last of my communications to
vou I feel myself sinking under the
wasting p)ower~ of disease. My end is
probably n,ear-pel)rhaps very near.
Before I reach it. I have but one se
rious wvish to gratify: it is to see my
country quieted under some arrange
ment-alas ! I know not what-that
will be satisfactory to all and safe to
-'Most afetiontl os
The young law student may he en
couraged when lie read.s of Mr. Cal
houn 's ''painful emba' rriXsme.' in,
his maiden speech.'' His statement
about the "'teni years' advance'' ta
better p reparation would bare iren
him looks strangely when b)roughIt
into connection with a few fixed, his
oe dlates. Mr. Calhoun was admit
ted to the b:- wheii : years of age.
was in the South (Carolina legislature
when 26, in cono~ - ; 'au 29, in the
cabinet a~ secretary of war .vij. ~i 35,
'1nd in the vice president's chair whenl
.\ It her -ihTt1 e to the legal pro
i ession may be added from one whose
wordis are worthy to be read careful
lv. "The Exilositor's Bible'' is :i
:-VVt! Enlsli c-ommentary in many
v..!ames. hv mai authors. The first
istle to the Corinthians was as
P_nTd To Dr. Marcus Dodz, profess
4r olf thology. Edinburgh. In this
epistl cPaul refers to the heathen
cu-,rt at that time. This opens the
wi fr,i tdiw learned Scoteh commnnen
t:r to we8k t,f the court and law
V;, r f today.
.Paul. therefore, while he eon
Irasts the subjects in which a law
ver-like mind will find employnient
in tHis worl and the next, reminds
us that those who are here trained to
understand character and to discern
where right and justice lie will be in
!1() want of employment in the world
to come. The matters which come be
fore our courts. or which are refer
red privately to lawyers, may often
he in themselves very paltry. A vast
proportion of legal business is created
bv changes from which the future life
is exempt. changes consequent on
death, on marriage, on pecuniary dis
asters. But underneath such suits as
these the keenest, of human feelings
are at work and it is often in the
power of a lawyer to give to man ad
vice which will save his conscience
from a life-long stain, or which will
bring -comfort into a family instead
of heart-burning, and plenty in place
of poverty. The physician keeps us
in life: the minister of Christ. tells us
on what principles we ought to live,
but the lawyer takes our hand at ev
ery great practical step life and'it
is his function (and surely there is
none higher) to insist, on a conscien
tious use of money, to point -out the
just claims which others have upon
us, to show the right and the wrong
in all our ordinary affairs and thus
to bring justice and mercy. down
from heaven and make them familiar
to the market place. And therefore
many of the finest characters and best
intellects have, devoted themselves
and always will devote themselves to
this profession. It may attract many
from less worthy motives, but it .will
always attract those who are niot COnl
cerned to save men from practical
folly, and who wish to see the high
est principles hiought into direct con
tact with human affairs. If the legal
mind degenerates into a mere memory
for technicalities and acuteness in ap
plying forms, nothing can he more
con temptible or dangerous to charac
ter-. but if it takes to do with real
things and not with forms only, and
tries to see what equity requires and
not. merely what the letter of the lay
enjoins and seeks to forward the,.well
being of men, then surely there is noe
profession in which there is such
abundanut opportunit' of earning the
beatitude which says, 'blessed are the
peacemakers,' none in which the
senses can better be exercised to (is
cern between good and evil, none ini
whi6h men may better be prepared for
the higher requiremenits of a heaven
ly society in wvhich some are made
rulers over ten cities,''
The first and last sentences of Dr.
Dods perhaps surprised or even start
led the reader. But the entire~ pass
age is suggestive. Any respectable
lawyer may hear quietly and calmly
the coarse sneers or flippant flings
made at his profession. Yet it should
he a great restraint on some of the
profession and a great inspiration to
others to remember that the bench
and the bar through the private and
professional lives of their members
must keep a very high rank among
the agencies that restrain,. protect
strengthen and. .enrich modern so
Jas. H. Carlisle.
WXofford College, Spartanburg, S. C.
A nyway, there is more or l-ss
originality about the man who rides
The most satisfactory man to fell a
joke to is the one who has alreadyv
'st.art.ed to laugh.
A PIANO OR ORGAN FOR YOU.
To the head of every family who is
ambitious for the future and education
of his children, wve have a Special Pro
position t.o make.
No Article in the home shows the
evidence of culture that does a Piano or
Organ. No accomplishment gives as
much pleasure or is of as great value in
after life as the knowledge of music
and the ability to play well.
Our Small Payment Plan makes the
ownershi o of a high grade Piano or Or.
Just a few dollars down and a sinall
payment each month or quarterly oi
semi annually and the instrument is
Write us to-day foi Catalog; es and
our Special Pronosition of Easy Pay
ments. Ac .
Malone's Music H, ~se,
C.nmbia. S. C.
Bed Room Suits from 6
!Chairs and Rockers fro
Metting from 20c. to 3
Rugs from 75 cents to'
Cooking Stoves and Ra
We carry a full line of
the Wheeler & Wilsor
Mattresses from $2.50
New Mattrass just put 4
Window Shades, Lam
class furniture store.
We have thousands o
to sell cheap for cash o
Also Organs and Piar
I CAN INSURE.
Your Farm Property, against loss by
fire, on Dwellings and Furniture,
Barns and Contents, Mules & Horses,
in a company with more than eighteen
I million dollars of assets, at a low rate
S. P. BOOZER,
J. W. WHITE.
the contract for
your new build-.
ing see W. T. Liv
ingston. B e st
Lock Box No. 59.,
Ne w be rt y, 3. C.
The best of Lawn GrasseQ for
the South; specially prepared
to withstand our summers
and to give a nice green sward
the year round.
Special L awn Circular telling
how to prepare and care for
lawns, mailed free on request.
for superior Vegetables
Our Descriptive Catalogue tells
you how and when to plant for
best success. Mailed free. Write
T.W. Wood &Sons, Seedsmnen,
If you wa.nt the sweetest and be.t Water
Melons and Cantaloupes growni, plant
Wood's 5uthen.growfn seed. Our
aboutn theest kinds to plant.
ds of I
FOR SALE AT
'20.00 to $150.O0--W,
m 50 cents to $16.00.
5c. per yard put down
nges from $8.00 to $E
the very best Sewing
i and New Royal.
to $15.00, the Dexter,
)n the market by the S
ps, Clocks, and every
f dollars worth of Furr
r on the installment pl
For full infor
on All Thr(
effect to all I
For full informa
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
tLinut, Mahogany& Oak.
in your room.
Machines, among these
Royal & Rex, and the
outhern Cotton Oil Co.
thing else kept in a first
ifture that we are going
. Line Railroad
ie East and
er Traffic. Manager,
Wilmington, N. C.
n Sleeping Cars
hedules on All
Rates are now in
tion as to Rates,
R, W, Hunt,
Division Pass. Agent.
Charleadten. S. C