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Grade 1.?Elizabeth Blackweld-er,
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Jb.ua tioman, famine ouuici, i^uia
"Mae Fellers, Elizabeth Halfacre, Mildred
Livingston, Mildred A. Livingston,
Louise Rogers, Willis Wherry,
Jo"hn Boozer, Albert Boyd, James
"Burns, Philip Crotwell George FulenTvider,
Boyd Glenn, Claude Hornsby,
Holand Hutchinson, Maxie Lever, John
Walker Schumpert, Vernon Shealy,
Thomas West. :
(Grade 2.?Margaret Kinard, Martha
^Lathan, Maggie Rodeisperger, Rutty
Sligh, Boyd Wheeler, Wright Cannon,
"Buford Cromer, Leroy Bishop, Horace
"Reagin, T. W. Smith Jr., Garland Taylor.
Grade 3.?Daisy Wix, Ruth McCarv,
Elizabeth Mimms, Ella Dunn, Mildred
"Paysinger, Margarite Burns, Colie
?21ease, Marie scfiumpert, wnnam
Jones, John Chappell, Harold Hipp,
Everett Hipp, James Wallace, Legare
Tarrant, Henry Lominack.
Grade 4.?Mary Frances Jones, j
Francis Jones, Clark Floyd, Janie j
Dell Paysinger, Haynie McGraw, Car-;
roll Summer, Olivia Stewart.
Grad? 5.?May Tarrant, Marguerite
"Wertz, Cora Ewart, Mary Klettner,
Daggett Norwood, Hattie Mary Buford,
Callie Boyd Parr, Lizzie Henry.
Grade 6.?Roberta Mann, Azile Parr, |
"Ruth Black welder, Frances Houseal, i
"Mary Wheeler, Ruth Schumpert, Mar-j
garet Spearman, Sophia Nell Crotwell, j
"Mary Frances Cannon, Pauline Fant.:
Grade 7.?Bertha Gallman, Marghe-j
Tita Matthews, Ruth Porter, John i
Floyd, Tommie Paysinger.
Speers Street School.
Grade 1.?Benetta Buzhardt, Edna
Sanders, Glayds Havird. Margaret Fartow,
Mildred Perry, Azile Whitaker,
Carolyn Epps, Gladys- Suber, J. W.
12arhardt Jr., James Nobles, Tom
Sligh Ross Wilson, Otis Whitak-er,
Grade 2.?Caroline Weeks, Eiiza"beth
Harms, Troxelle Wright, Marie
"Long, Cortez Sanders, Griffin Williams,
William Eddy, John Epps, Leland Wil- j
^son, Hubert Setzler, Clarence Pitts, j
Grade 3.?Louise Thomas, Blanche
"Sale, William McSwain, Nellie Lake,
TEdith Wilson 1
Grade 4.?Mary Alice Suber.
Grade 5.?Abbie Gaillard, Sue Ella :
Peterson, Lola Taylor, Susie Maude j
Wilson, Edwin setzier.
'Grade 6.?Emily Hoof, Nancy Fox,
Annie Dunston, Clara Brawley, Estelle
Kibler, Joel Werts, Gray Hayes,
Hattie Woodward, Grace Eargle.
Grad-? 7.?Annie Kinard, Jack Dunston,
Edward Davis, Joe Vigodsky,
Edward Davis, Joe Vigodsky,
Sara'Thompson, Grace Wilbur, Gussie
Sligh, Ernest Digby, Nolia Banks,;
TnTm A Werts
West End School.
Tirade 1.?Estell BouknighO Gussie
Danielson, Mary Hayes, Luther Bedenhaugh,
George Craps, Broadus Davis,
Maxie Davis, Zack Franklin, Carlos j
Gardner, Ernest Layton, Boyd Robert-;
con, Bennie Stevens, Andrew Thornton,
Grade 2.?Willie May Culbertson,
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<2 >;& Mazel Hiatt, H-elen Jones, Lizzie
Morse. Julia Melton, Ruby Taylor,
Hoy Odell, Clarence Padgett, Julius
- Grade 3.?Alice Thompson. Eva
"Rister, Eva Robertson, Leona Living st'on.
Grade 4.?B^rnice Campsen, GilTeath
Farrow, Mabel Jones, Ruth
7?oon, Carrie Xell Swindler, B. F.
Tompkins, John Henry Vines.
Grade 10.?Amy Wertz, Fay Rikard,
IMary Jones, Amelia Klettner, Jennie
Grade 9.?Teressa Maybin, Rebecca
Sligh, Abraham Vigodsky, Neely Cromer,
Marian Earhardt, Rosalee Summer,
Rosa Amick, Maud Abrams,
Grade 8.?Joe Norwood, Ruth Dig
by, Henry Rikard, Eldredge McSwain
Eddie May Parr, Vinnie Eleazer, Elise
Peterson, Fannie Eleazer, Lonnie
Franklin, Ruth Head, Frances Wheeler.
JSPeople Wlio Hare "Come Down" ia
We hear a good deal of men who
have made fortunes and "got on," but
the story of those who have lost them
is generally told in a few lines in the
newspapers, if told at all, and apropos
of a bankruptcy, a suicide or a poor
law guardian's meeting. It is an easy
matter to lose a fortune if you have a
fortune to lose, but the storj* and example
may be just as dramatic and
striking, and as useful as an object
lesson, as the making of one.
Not long since there died in a mis
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Sr&DlC gill ICC JLii jl cii w a.ij. viu it uiuuu
~vho for years bad lived in dire penury.
Nearly 50 years ago she was a beautiful
and talented soprano, with a huge
fortune of her own making and a
voice that could coin gold as easily
as the blackbird can make notes.
She sang in every capital in Europe,
and so much of a popular idol was she
that she is said to have netted over
30.000 pounds in one brief London
season. Then she suddenly "dropped
out"?why, no one, save possibly her
relatives and personal friends, knew
what had become of her until the
news of her death in such painful circumstances
revealed her almost forgotten
name to the public.
Another case well within the recollection
of newspaper readers is that of
a Midland merchant who at one time
posessed an enormous fortune. A
DanK ianure or some Dig commercial
catastrophe swept it all away in an
hour, and after long years of privation
and struggle he was forced to apply
for admittance to the workhouse of the
very town he had once been mayor
of, and on which he had conferred
; The story of these fallen favorites
of fortune is writ large in workhouse
records, and this last resource of the
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! men and women who have had in their
possession fortunes of hundreds of
thousands of pounds.
A man charged with begging in a
London suburb and g-ent to jail for a
month for vagrancy was fourid to
have run through an inheritance -of
300,000- pounds in something less than
12 years. Another, who had earned
not only wealth, but name and fame,
by his brilliant literary abilities, threw
all away and drank himself on to the
embankment, and over into the river.
Representatives of great families
are often found in humble positions.
A direct deseendent of John Gaunt
was an engine driver in Canada, and
a grandson several times great of
Richard 1 was once a butcher in Birmingham.
Another man claiming
royal descent was a toll gate keeper
near Dudley, and the great-grand-son
of Cromwell kept a grocer's shop on
Snow Hill, near Holborn.
We have a record of Plantagent descending
from a long line of kings to
earn a living as cobbler in Shropshire,
and a very poor living at that, and a
natural son of Richard III, after the
battle of Bowsworth, worked as a
bricklayer in a little village in Kent,
and died there in a miserable state of
poverty at the age of 81. In his "History
of Birmingham" Hutton refers
to a milkman of humble circumstances
whose ancestry included Lady Godiva
of Conventry fame, and descendants
of men who made England's history,
are to be found at the present day I
in almshouses and poor law institutions
all over the country.
One of the most striking examples
of the vicissitudes of fortune is that
of a member of the Bracebridge family,
who owned immense estates in
Warwickshire in the days of the
Stuarts. He was a peddler in the districts
over which his ancestors were
lords of the manor. Hugh Miller tells
an amazing story in one of his works
of a laborer who used to serve him
when he was a working mason. This
man claimed to be entitled to an eardom.
His claim was admitted by the
men with whom' he worked at any
rate, and it was a usual thing with
them, on requiring services, to shout,
"John, yearl Crauford, bring us another
hod of lime!"?London Tit-Bits.
Making a Garden of Eden of. a
What romance, what tragic events
have been staged in this remote nook
of the world! Scores of giants in history
have passed this way since the
episode of Eve and the serpent. Cyrus,
Tamerlane, Ghengiz Kahn, Alexander,
Herodotus, Marco Polo, all famous
in the annals of the east, have i
invaded this Garden of Eden. Just to
the north ran the old wall of the
Medes. Farther up the Tigris basin
stands ancient Xinevah, where Layard
and others unearthed so many wonders,
and whence came the famous
cuneiform tablets, confirming the Bible
story of creation, the fall of man and
the flood. Northeast of Eden lies ruined
Opis, once the world's centre of
wealth, and the site of the great dam
which irrigated all Mesopotamia. And
when the invading hordes destroyed
this dam, all canals ran dry, crops
withered, the famishing people perished
or fl-ed to the hills, and the ruin
of Babylonia began.
It is to restore this lost fertility,
says the Christian Herald, to give
back a rich, productive Garden of Eden
to modern man and a land-hungry
world, that one of the greatest irriga
tion schemes e?er planned is now being
carried out here in Mesopotamia.
Millions of acres of rich land, idle for
ages, highly adapted for cottcn growing.
grain and fruit, are to be reclaim-.
| ed. Sir John Jackson and Sir William
i Willcocks?it was the laTcer who built
the great Xile dam at Assuan and won
fame in Egypt?have been engaged by
the Turkish government to direct this
i important work. Nearly $100,000,000 is
required to complete this giant enterprise,
which is already well under
way. "Willcocks says the ancients
were scientific irrigators, and that all
he has to do is to clean out many of
their old canals and ditches, which
will answer perfectly for use in his
new system. At the British engineers'
camp below Mussayeb 1 saw 4,000
Arab workmen busily digging a new
channel for the Euphrates. A concrete
mixing machine from Chicago and tons
of American Interlocking steel piles
are being used to build a great dam in
the bottom of this false channel.
Already the price of land in the Garden
of Eden, and as far away as Bagdad
and Amarah, has risen on account
of the progress of this reclamation
work. The Arab, under foreign guid- j
ance, makes a good laborer. It was j
only when the British introduced aj
steam engine?the first ever seen in I
Eden?that a fellow (s;cogoverrap o
Eden?ths.t a few of the Bedouins became
nervous. Desert sheiks came
i from miles around to see tne strange
"smoke horse with fire in it."
ODD LEGAL SUPERSTITIONS.
Many Curious Survivals of the Ancient
We hear much of the superstitions
pertaining to certain forms of religion j
! and of their somewhat remarkable I
| persistence in a materialistic if not
i skeptical age, a survival that is but in- [
| completely explained by the difficulty |
or differentiating faith from credulity i
or by the tendency?old as the human
races?to attribute natural phenomena
to supernatural causes and to magnify
both by tradition. Though not:
so much discussed, the law also has |
its little superstitions notwithstanding
the prevalent conception of that science
a-c cold, unemotional and severely
w ~ t
For instance, what useful purpose is j
| served by inserting in a bond, conditioned
for the payment of money, a
penal sum of twice the amount of the
actual debt J Bonds have been thus
drawn since the days of Lord Coke,
and the printed forms in use today
contain th-e ancient penal clause. By
the letter of such a bond the obligee is
clearly entitled to recover the full penal
sum on the obliger's fault in
paying the sum specified in the condition.
But has the obligee, for these
two or three hundred years, ever been j
allowed to recover more than the act- I
ual debt with interest and costs?
By another common practice deeds j
are made to recite that "the sum of ;
vl, good and lawful money of the
United States of America, to me in
hand paid, the receipt whereof I hereby
acknowledge," or some equivalent
formula. The idea that a deed must
express a consideration is ineradicable
and equally fixe-d appears to be the
superstition that a consideration of $1,
is quite as effective as a consideration
commensurate with the value of the
estate granted. Lawyers learned in
the law of real property know better,
j of course, but such is the popular no|
tion. It is elementary that as between
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without any consideration at all; otherwise
there could be no such thing
as a conveyance by way of gift.
Why do we begin a will with an invocation
to the Diety, and a recital
that the testator is of "sound mind
and disposing memory?" Does the
former aid the testator spiritually and
does the latter furnish any evidence
?f >14*: tftQtamp.n+nrv nanacitv? And
why do we bo often insist on attaching
a seal opposite the testator's signature?
Our statutes do not require a
will to be sealed, wherefore the seal
is wholly superfluous, as the law books
have long advised us.
Then there is the invariable custom
of writing "ss" after the venue of an
affidavi t or an acknowledgment, j
j What legal efficacy'do these two letters
possess? How many lawyers even
know what they mean? It is only
lately, we believe, that the painstaking
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ceeaea, alter mucn anuquanau i e-1
search among the pipe rolls and other
interesting jore, in ascertaining the
orignal significance of the abbreviation,
which is "scilicet," or "to wit."
The omission of the letters is now
Many generations of lawyers learned
in equity pleading, have followed
the ancient practice of concluding a
bill of complaint with the solemn assurance.
"And thus your orator will
ever pray, &c." Apparently no modern
lawyer knew what the decaudat-ed
formula meant, until recently a wellknown
author ran the thing to its lair
among the ancient rolls of the court
| of chancery and found that (before |
it lost its tail) it was a prayer for the
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JfOTICE OF ELECTIOS IS McCOLLOUGH
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. o. !
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wnereas, out-uiu u ui uc * ,
electors and a like proportion of the |
resident freeholders of the age of
twenty-one years, of McCcllough
School District No. 5, of the County of
Newberry, State of South Carolina,
have filed a petition with the County
Board of Education of Newberry County,
South Carolina, petitioning and requesting
that an election be held in j
said School District on the question!
of levying a special annual tax of two
mills to' be collected on the property j
located in the said School District
Now, therefore, the undersigned,
composing the County Board of Education
for Newberry County, South
Carolina, do hereby order the Board
of Trustees of the McCollough School
District No. 5 to hold an election on
the said question of levying a two mill
tax to be collected on the property located
in tue said School, which said
<=>Wnnn shall he held at McCollough
Schoolhouse, in the said School Dis- j
trict Xo. 5 on Wednesday, May 21, j
at which said election the polls shall:
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Schedales Effective December 8, 1111.
ArriraU and Departure* Sew.
berry, S. C.
(N. B.?These schedule figure* ar*
shown as information only and are no*
8:51 a. m.?No. 15, daily from Co
lumbia to Greenville. Pull max
sleeping car between Cbarieetot
11: W a m.?No. 18, daily, from areenrlile
to Columbia. Arrlrei Columbia
1:85 n. m.. Auirusta 8:85 p. m
Charleston 8:15 p. m.
2:45 p. m.?No. 17, daily, from Colam
Ma to Grewrtlla.
I 1:05 p. m.?No. 16, dally, from Qreea
rill? to Columbia. Pull mac sleep
tng oar Greenville to Charleston
Arrives Charleston 3:15 a. m. Ar
| rive Savanna's 4:15 a. m. Jack
| gonville 8:30 a. m.
Four further information call ol
I ticket agents, or E. H. Coapman, V. P
nr 1-1_ ?l r? n . T 1
| <2 c\ a.., yy asmngum, u. \j., ?*. aMeek,
A. G.- P. A., Atlanta, Ga., or ?
L. Jenkins, T. P. A.. Aufftwta. O*
bz opened at 7 A. M., and closed at 4
P. M. The members of the Board of
Trustees of said School District shall
'act as managers of said election. Only
I such electors as reside in said School
I ? > J -Atvi.Tt nool r\r> nirartnal i
i lilCL ctUU 1CI.U1U i^ai Ui ,
property for taxation, and who exhibit
their tax receipts and registration
certificates as required in general
elections, shall be allowed to vote.
Electors favoring the levy of such tax
shall cast ballot containing the word
"yes" written or printed thereon, and
each elector opposed to such levy shall
cast a ballot containing the word "no"
written or printed thereon.
Given under our hands and seal on
May 3, 1913.
. E. H. Aull,
J. S. Wheeler,
S. J. Derrick.
County Board of Education for Newberry,
S. C. i
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Special Bates and Through Cars for
the Baptists Attending Southern
Baptist Convention, St Louis
The Southern Railway has been selested
as the "Official Route'' to St
J^ouis, Mo., for the Baptists of the
State attending the Southern Baptist
Convention may 14^h to 21st, 1913.
The trip will he made on the "Carolina
Special" Monday, May 11th arriving
St Louis 7.30 p. m. Tuesday, May
13th. The route will be via Ashville,
KnoxYille, Lexington and Louisville.
Special Pullman sleeping cars wiil
be provided from Columbia and Greenville
for the accommodation of delegates
and others. The Pullman car
from Greenville will be handled to
Spartanburg on train No. 12 leaving
Greenville 1.50 p. m., May 12th and be
attached to the "Carolina Special" at
Spartanburg. By this arrangement
the Baptists may leave their homes in
the morning from almost any part of
the State and catch this train at either
Columbia or Spartanburg. Tbe
schedule is as follows: Leave Charleston
9.00 a. m.; Columbia 1. p. m. Carlisle
2.45 p m.,; Union 3.13 p.m.; Spartanburg
4.15 p. m.; Asheville 7.59 p.
m. arrive 7.OS a m. Tv->uia
ville 11.10 a. m., and St Louis 7.30
p. m. The round trip from Newberry,
S. C., will be $27.15.
Proportionately low rates from all
Tickets on sale May 9th to 14th inclusive,
limited for returning to reach
destination not later than mid-night
May 27th, 1913.
Pullman fare from Columbia $4.75
Cr\orfonV\nror C\A 1 iMiil'
auu gpax vclu.
berth, upper berth 20 per cent less. If
desired two persons may occupy one
berth without additional cost.
Have local agent wire for reservation,
or write S. H. McLean, D. P. A.,
Columbia. S. C.