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JURY EXUINEATS -
TEACHER IN YORK
Parents of-Delinquent Child Objects to
Use of'Switch In SchooL
Rock Hill, Feb. 26.-Before Magis
trate T. D. Glenn of Tirzah yesterday
afternoon, 'Mrs. lattie Bell, Oates,
school teacher at Tirzah, was . ar
raigned on the charge of assaulting
one of her pupils, the daughter of J.
A. Berry, one of the school trustees.
.The trial was before a Jury and after
hearing the evidence In the case and
argument by counsel, the jury re
turned a verdict of not guilty, con
plotely exonerating Mrs. Oates of the
It appeared from the -testimony
that a number of the pupils, there be
ing 51 enrolled,'were negligent in their
studies and frequently missed their
lessons. A rule was adopted where
by each one falling to opass on a le
son was required to remain aftX
school and make good on the study.
The negligent pupils soon became as
reconciled to remaining after school
and the number gradually increased
until the after session was as large
as a teacher should have in the regu
lar session. So a now rule was adopt-.
ed to the effect that where a pupil had
to stay in three days in succession ft
whipping 'was to )e administered. This
caused some to do better work, but
several. including the daughter of the
plaintiff, was whopped. Mr. Berry then
went to Mrs. Oates and asked that she
refrain from whipping his. child. ie
refused, however, to agree to have her
dismissed from school the next time
she broke the rule so some time later
the child along with two or three oth
er,s missed and a switch was used. The
other children whiliped stated that the
Berry child was not nwhipped more se
verely than they were. Mr. Berry him
self admitted that he had had troul)le
with former teachers )ecause they
whipped his children. le had had
the matter )efore the school trustees
and the other members on the board
would not agree with him in repri
ianding or dismissing the teacher.
Then he secured a warrant.
Palmetto State Festival
Columbia, March 28 to April 2
EuTerrifi I' fia
I nd how Mrs. Albert
WC:,.o(ry, of N1. F. D. No.
I, Bluford, ll., g~ot rid of
her ills;. "'Duri:og...I
wm awfully weak...
Mly pahis were terrific. I*
Sthoughit I would die. The
Sbearmng-down pains were
Sactually so severe I could
Snot stand the pressure of ff
Smy hands on the lower
Spart of my stomach ...
I isimply felt as if life was
~ 3for but a short time. My @
husband was worried .. .
SOne evening while read- E
* ing the Bliriliday Alma
n J ae, he came across a
Scase similar to mine, and
Swent straight for someg
SCardal for mec to try.
The WomanI's Tonic
RI3 "1 took it faithfully and g.
the resuilts were immedl
* ate," adds Mrs. Gregory.
"I continued to get bet..
iFter, all my ills left me,
* and I went through ...L
with no further trouble... .
SMy baby was fat and
iUstrong, and myself--thank
God-anm once more hale
1and hearty, can walk
**miles, do my work,
Uthoutgh 44 years old, feel ~"
* like a new person. All I
* owe to Cardul." For
many years Cardul has
been found helpful In
building tip the system
when run down by dis
ordersa peculiar to women,
ALLIES WILL 'FORCE
GERMANY TO COMPLY
French and Belgian Troops to Move
if Terms are Rejected. Fleet to
Blockade Port of Hamburg.
London, Feb. 27.-On the virtual eve
of the allied conference with the Ger
mans on rCiaratiofis and disarmamnent
questioifs, the two, -principal allied
military chiefs, Marshal 'Foch of
France and Field -Marshal Sir Henry
Wilson, the British chief of staff,
apent the week-end -by invitation with
Cloyd Geoisge and Premier Briand of
France in their seclusion at Chequers
Court, the now country home of t'he
prime minister of England.
The yurpose of the consultation
was to reduce to definite form the
various !proposals for the alplicatin
of milita-ry and economic pressure suf
fleient to change the'nind of Germany,
should her government refuse the
reparations terms of the allies.
While one aspect of the juestion is
a dramatic warning to Ge any that
the invasion of some parts of her ter
ritory may follow a refusal of coim
pliance on her 'part, anothemtis that
the French gvernment which would
have to suplidy most of the troops de
sires to 'be in a Iosition to act sudden
ly should the moment requiring action
The general plan considered, of
which many collateral features re
quire examination, is understood to
provide for a northward movement
by Belgian trocU.s which would oc
cupy 'DoOrtnEund, while the French
would reoccupy Frankfort and pene
trate the country beyond to a con
siderable deplth, possibly. as far as
Mu nich, while a fleet nwould blockade
the port of iamburg. They declared
objects of these movements would be
to enforce the military clauses of the
treaty nnd secure the disarmament of
the Bavarian cinwohnerweh r.
The action taken would thus be
based not upon the disputed economic
demands, but upon the violated arma
ment sections of the treaty. In these
circumstances the allies, it is iointed
out, would not have to wait until
May 1, the date before which the al
lies must Inform Germany how much
she must pay in reparations and after
which Germany, under the treaty, may
aeIue her case before the raparations
commission. -By ibasing their case ill)
on the disarmament treaty, the spon
so's of the plan argue,
The German government has not
been notified -that the principal -poInts
on the program will be disarmament,
the gunishment of war criminals and
repj)aratIons. Disarmament may be the
first. subject to be taken ip an(. Maj.
len Von Seecht, the German chief of
staff and a memlber of the oflicial dele
gation, Is coming to London to ansawer
the representations tinder this head.
Amoi (lg the forms (f eoomI1ifc pres
sure which might he a t;'l lied to Ger
many. nw under discussion, is the
setting imp of a new clstomiis froi ter
to separate ociCUPied (rmnany from
the rema inud e" of Ihe em(pre. One of
the perp'lex ities to the (confefrees
bioughit out by t his proposition is thle
< lest ion as5 to what a ttit ude the
A meicani 'overmnmien t would1( take
and( what Iistruct ion woul bi e 'sent
to M1ajor General Al len whIo Is both
the mailitary (ommanllhder of 'ie Amer
lian forces on the Rihine anid chIef
commtitssionecr for (ivil affairs in the
givn atn the omniy ;10lgi(.uiing ( on
noo n da ih forlwlg 1 pllida a benIt of
tour ateSersond l:-incg bsi 1nes:,
On Wedneay vning e, Marc ('..\d,
ther illd his apponry all lata
Avus Avetieatisthurrc . A rached
(al nvitatn srmn C~eIn tohei ater
thOn uay en arnlst te cn
evetnin ytl atsMi ado
ther lwnilbeas mchienay raly ts
Lucsnt.enhe hantds bhtrsh A beir
dliasl Itan thir nextned uiormnn
Onle Sunday toftenooks oaft the c
-Mr. and Mrs. WV. M. Lanfordl vlsitedh
relatives and friendIs at I'lobb'ysville
during the week-end. We are very
gladl to have Mr. and 'Mrs. .Lanfo'rd
among us as wve always gladly wol
somue good Ipeople into our midst.
.Ir. R. H-. D~onaldson 'has been on
the sick list. We are glad to report
that he is able to 1)e on duity again.
Mrs. Rt. Ii. lDonalds(on has been sick
for (quite aw'hile. We certainly wish
-for her early recovery.
There seems to have been an epl
doemic of measles here for soitae tIme.
Quite a number of childlren have been
kept from nehoo nnd kindnegarten
NEW SPRING COATS..
Suits, Dresses and Millinery
The Pretty New Styles Mark
the Return of New Low Prices
We have several shipments in the house and they are
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New Spring frocks for women and misses are beautiful
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To all who are thinking of a new Spring .coat, our display will pre
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The Moderate Prices, $22.50 to $57.50
., A collection of the newest styles and materials are
.'' now on display in our millinery department. They
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