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SCHOOL TEACHERS ELECTION
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At a meeting of the Board of
Trustees of the city schools held on
last Saturday evening, the following
teachers were re-elected:
Misses Robertson, Epting, Poole,
Perrin, Swetenberg, Britt and Lander.
The other teachers did not apply
It was determined by the Board
to have only one teacher at the cotton
mill next session. This teacher
will have charge of the first grade
pupils in that section of the town.
All second grade pupils will go to
the graded school. Until last year
four grades were taught at the m"ill
school. The children of the third ,
and fourth grades from that section,
during the past session, attended the
graded school, and the result of the i
entire change has been highly grati- j
fying both to the trustees and the j
patrons of the school from that sec- j
tion, and it is believed that better (
results will be obtained by having all 1
of the second grade pupils of the (
town taught in the graded school.
Because there are a number of very <
small children it was thought best to
keep the first grade children of the
mill village in charge of a teacher j
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at the mill, so that they wouiu uut ,
have such a long distance to walk. ?
The Board is flooded with applica-. ,
tions for all vacancies, but an in- ]
vestigation of the new teachers ap- j
plying is being made except in the j
case of Miss Phillips, who taught j
here several years ago. She will re- j
turn and take up her work in our
school again. She did good work ,
when she was in Abbeville before J
and the Board of Trustees were glad ,
of an opportunity to secure her services
AN ABBEVILLE t MAN.
Charles M. McGee, of Greenville,
was in tne city Tuesday on business.
Mr. McGee left Due West as a mere
boy, when his father left Due West
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and located in ureeii V111C 0VM&V w?. ...
ty years ago. He has now grown
to be a business man, and is interested
in several financial institutions
in his home city. His father was
one of the best business men who
ever lived in Abbeville county. He
amassed a considerable fortune during
the time he lived at Due West.
He has trained his son to be a careful
business man like himself.
The friends of Mr. McGee were
glad to see him in Abbeville. We
would be gladder still if he would
return to his native county and help
us make the county grow. The fact
is that nearly all the good men in
Greenville were reared in Abbeville
THE EASTER SERVICE.
Easter services were held in the
Methodist church last Sabbath, both
morning and evening and were attended
by a large and interested
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congregation 01 peopie. iw
. was beautifully decorated, the chancel
and choir rails were draped in
white and twined with ivy and Spanish
moss. Inside the chancel many
palms had been used with good effect
and at the back of the altar a
large cross made entirely of spanish
moss and decorated with pink carnations
was a beautiful and striking
feature of the decorations. Large
vases of Easter lillies were placed in
the pulpit and gave a pure and lovely
look to the whole scene.
At the night service the cantata,
"The Daughter of Jairus," by Stainer
was rendered by a select choir composed
of Miss Long, Miss Edith Leach
Miss Helen Edwards, Miss Lander,
Mrs. Otto Bristow, Mrs. John Har- [
ris, and Messrs. W. E. Hill, J as. s.
Cochran, W. D. Wilkinson and Mr.
Saunders. Mrs. W. E. Johnson
presided at the organ. The whole
: cantata was well rendered and pleased
the immense audience present.
Miss Long has been training the singers
for some time and was rewarded
with complete success.
Who would have thought that the
tin can is a menace to the public
health? The expert malaria investigators
of the U. S. Public Health
??fminH however that dis
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carded tin cans containing rain water \
are breeding places for the mosquito |
which is the sole agent in spreading
malaria. A hole in the bottom of
the empty can might have resulted in
the saving of a human life. Certain
ly it would have assisted in preventing
a debilitating illness. Empty tin
? r>n business about the pre
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mises anyway, but if we must so de- I
corate our back yards, let's see to it |
that the can has a hole in the bottom.
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MR. J. B. DUKE TO SPEND
MUCH MONEY IN PIEDMONT
That Mr. J. B. Duke, founder of
the American Tobacco company,
president and moving spirit of the
Southern Power company and affiliated
interests, and owner of the magnificent
Somerville, N. J., estate,
which is one of the show places of
the country, is to build a home in
Piedmont Carolina is the highly interesting
news that has just developed
here. It is to be located, accord- i
ing to present plans, which however
are subject to change, near Great
Falls, S. C., on an island in the Ca- ;
tawba river, where it will command
a wonderful view of three of the j
largest hydroelectric developments in !
the Southeast and is to be surround- '
ed by roads, park places and flower
gardens that will be second to none ,
in the country. Mr. Duke has al- '
ready had a rough sketch of the plans
drawn and he has gone so far as to >
have Mrs. Duke visit the site in or- j
dor fn apt. Vipr views on the subject. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Duke and their little :
daughter have been at Great Falls :
for the past several days.
This announcement is one of the J
most significant that could be im- ;
agined. It is not so much that a
splendid mansion and an estate pre- 1
eminent probably in the South is to '
be provided in this section but it
indicates that Mr. Duke is to spend 1
more of hi^ time in Piedmont Caro- >
lina, that he is to keep closer and '
more intimately in personal touch i
with the development of this general ;
section and this after all is the promary
consideration. Mr. Duke is a <
constructive force of dynamic energy
and wherever he is something has got '
to be doing. He could no more retire
or withdraw from active business
than he could stop breathing. It is i
the soul of his life, indeed, his very
life to see things in motion, to plan
the work and then work the plan
and he is a man of vision sufficient
and wealth adequate to achieve anything.
Mr. Duke is profoundly interested
just now in promoting Southern
development and he is eager to ;
get a little closer to his field of major
operations. Hence his determination
to build down here.
The site that has been chosen is
known locally at Great Falls as "the
Mountain Island," near the Carolina
state line. The development is estimated
to cost $100,000. ('
THE HOME TOWN.
Some folks leave home for money
And some leave home for fame,
Some seek skies always sunny,
And some depart in shame.
I care not what the reason,
Men travel east or west,
Or what the month or season
The home town is the best.
The home town is the glad town
Where something real abides,
'Tis not the money-mad town
mat an its spun. muco.
Though strangers scoff and flout it
And even jeer its name
It has a charm about it,
No other town can claim.
The home-town skies seem bluer
Than skies that stretch away,
The home-town friends seem truer
And kinder through the day,
And whether glum or cheery >
Light-hearted or depressed,
Or struggle-fit or weary
I like the home town best.
Let him who will go wander
To distant towns to live,
Of some things I am fonder
Than all they have to give.
The gold of distant places
Could not repay me quite
For those familiar faces
That keep the home town bright.
PROVERBS AND PHRASES.
Little children are sua xne symuui
of the eternal marriage between love
and <luty.?George Eliot.
Only that is education which teaches
us to work as God works, true to
the line, every stroke?William Hawley
We should aim rather at leveling
down our desires than leveling up our
Remember that Jesus Christ of the
seed of David was raised from the
dead according to my gospel: wherein
I suffer trouble, as an evil doer,
even unto bonds; but the word of
God is not bound.?II Timothy, 11:
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le genuine VI
BIG COTTON YIELD WILL SPELL
DISASTER FOR FARMERS
Sound advice and solemn warning
are given to the farmers of the cotton
belt in the following statement
just issued by President Charles S.
Barrett, of the Farmers' union:
To the Members of the Farmers' Union
and Farmers Generally
Throughout the Cotton States:
The other day I read from a report
that there are 92,000 farms in
Texas which have no cows, 124,000
which have no pigs, 60,000 without
poultry, 306 farms that do not grow
a pound of hay and 369,000 that
raise no sweet potatoes. This statement
is more than surprising?it is
appalling! If these are conditions
in Texas, one of the greatest of farming
states, they exist to as great or
a greater degree in the other cottoncrowing
states of the south.
There is the seat of our trouble
here in the south. Too many of us
are continuing to concentrate on one
product alone?cotton. As long as
you keep on raising nothing but cotton
and paying out your cotton money
for forage and food and clothing,
instead of making your farm furnish
your living to you, you are never
?oing to get anywhere and the most
of the time you'll be in debt.
Right at this time, especially, I
want to caution you and warn you
against all-cotton crop this year. As
sure as you continue to devote your
attention wholly to cotton this year,
you are going to come out at the lit
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dodging it. You will remember
what happened in 1914, when the
European war began. You remember
how it frightened you, how it
distressed you, how it left you with
scant rations because you failed to
make your food at home and had
nothing but low-priced cotton?not
enough to pay your debts.
Well, if you don't look out the
same sort of thing is going to happen
again. A big cotton crop this
year is going to spell the same sort
of disaster that you experienced in
1914, if not worse. The price is
down now, and is staying down. Just
you plant a big crop and you'll see
it tumble lower still. Some millions
of bales of last year's crop are still
being held because of present prices.
Suppose you should add another big
crop to this stock on hand, you
know very well what would happen,
and if you don't look out, it will happen.
After the disaster of 1914 farmers
of the south planted more forage and
food crops than ever before, and
they began to raise more cows and
pigs. Those who were fortunate
enough to do that know how well
they profited by it; know that even
with the better price of cotton, they
would have a hard time if they hadn't
The European war is not over;
there is no telling when it will ena.
It may go on for several years. Certainly
it will not end this year, and
probably not next. The German,
Austrian and Russian markets are
closed tight against your cotton; the
world's consumption is reduced by
several million hales. How can you
hope for higher prices if you make
a big crop? It is out of the question.
But if you will go ahead and make
your own living at home, make some
food products to sell?for the world
has got to eat?you will come out all
right, no matter what happens to
cotton. Not only that, but with the
shorter crop, you will get your own
price for it, or at least come nearer
to it than you have ever done before.
F.vofxr rm o nf fhpsp 92_00fl farms.
these 124,000 farms, these 60,000
farms, in Texas, should not only
have cows and pigs and poultry, but
they should grow their own grain and
forage and garden truck instead of
paying two priccs for it in cheap cotton.
This applies equally to conditions
in every cotton state in the
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. Cool And
ie. Beware of
south, to every farmer who grows
cotton at all. '
This is absolutely the only road^ to
farm independence, to your independence.
You had better take it
now. If you disregard this injunction
and plant cotton, cotton, cotton,
until there is nothing else on your
place, set it down right now that
when harvest time comes you are going
to be wearing the same long face
you were in the fall of 1914. It
will be as bad if not worse.
If I knew how to make the picture
any gloomier I would do it, and then
not depart in smallest degree from
You can avoid it by cutting down
your cotton acreage and making your
own living on the farm. If you don't
do it, you are going to suffer. There
is no escape from it.
CHARLES S. BARRET,
President Farmers' Union.
Union City, Ga., March 1, 1916.
Will cure Rheumatism,- Neuralgia,
Headaches, Cramps, Colic
Sprains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, Old
Sores, Tetter, Ring-Worm, Eczema,
etc. Antiseptic Anodyne,
used internally or externally. 25c
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0 price and give ;
0 commoner kind
| that are now in
w here Thursday
ju mer at a great i
5 goods in the st(
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WjjM All 20c wash good:
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All 35c wash goods
jpp All 50c wash good;
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HOW'S THIS FOR A 'FLATFORM?' c
A candidate in the adjoining county c
of Banks has, according to the Homer _
Journal, made the following unique
"To the white voters of Banks Co. p
and if not elected in the Democratic
primary, then to the white nigger u
voters in the general election: I, ii
Frank Martin, of Banks County, Ga.,
TT S A hoincr of sound mind and n
bpdy. do this day, without solicition b
from any man or woman, declare
myself a sacrifice for either senator, h
represenative or a county office, subject
to the action of the aforesaid
elections. I do not need the money
which an office pays; I am not in the .
race for the benefit for mankind; 15
neither do I desire the honor which .
the office carries, but I do wish to try
out a few reforms, hoping that no one ^
will be better or worse when my term .
If elected to either the upper or ^
lower house, I guarantee to put ^
through more bills than three gover- ^
nors can sign.
If elected ordinary I will abolish ii
the convict system in the county and k
work the roads myself.
If elected clerk of court I will b
have everything put in one book and h
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you the best at the us
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vogue, reliable and b
and supply your neec
saving. Every yard oi
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ed below are good for
Note the saving:
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The Cash Store.
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Sh&bpOpp* milk S?#?*7 Wirf D?e? q
ut the fees in half?money in your
If elected sheriff I will kill all#
riminals and save the county the exense
of court trials.
If elected tax collector I will give
ou a rebate of 26cts. on every dollar
If elected receiver, I will point out
> you all where you have been giving
1 your property too high.
If elected coroner I promise to hold
lore inquests the first year than has
een held in the past five years.
If not elected, I promise to stay at
ome where I belong."
No man can win success unless he
i in love with his work.
Instead of wearing a laurel wreath
le modern, poet Struggles along
ithout a haircut
Nowadays we hear more about the
liiftless son-in-law than about the
A woman has the same ambition
> get into sooiety as a man has to
eep out of jail.
This world wouldn't move so fast
: it depended on some people we
now to push it along.
A heedless woman is fortunate in
eing able to talk without putting
erself to the trouble of thinldng. '
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