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J ?hp Hamhprg l^pralii | Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1907 One Dollar a Year > IN THE PALMETTO STATE SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down For Quick Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. The State dispensary commission has turned down accounts of whiskey dealers amounting to $150,000 or . $200,000. These amounts are for goods rejected. Daniel H. Chamberlain, who was Sveraor of South Carolina in the vs of radical misrule, died in . Charlottesville, Va., last Saturday of cancer of the stomach. He was 72 years old, and was born in West Brookfield, Mass. Greenwood's first hanging took place last Friday. Joe Evans, a negro, was hanged for the murder of his brother-in-law. He prayed on \ the scaffold, said he was guilty of the crime and was ready to die, havinc made his Deace with God. Charles Howard and Tom Nolan, I safe blowers from' the North, were tried in Spartanburg last week for ^ the crime of dynamiting the safe of the Enoree Mfg. Co. in 1902 and robbing it of something like $10,000. \ A large gang was concerned in the erime. Howard and Nolan were found guilty and sentenced to ten years each in the penitentiary. Prof. Sal ley Re-elected. Greenwood, April 11.?Prof N.M. Salley has been re-elected superintendent of the Greenwood public schools. Prof Salley came to Greenwood last yearf rom Laurens and has made an excellent superintendent. Patrons of the school are greatly pleased with his work. Dispenser Short. Columbia, S, C., April 11.?Dispenser W. H. Wolfe was checked up here today $1,500 short and was subsequently arrested on the charge of t appropriating county funds. Wolfe Said tonight that if he is short, he does not know it, but if it is true, he will make the amount good. He was removed from office some weeks +^1 nVio.rro ft-f mnVonn<?ic jJU) VII U1C U1CU5^ Ui uiuimwuivw i and his successor had been appointed. Wolfe has been a dispenser here for several years. . tf Suit Against Railroad. The jury returned a verdict of $25 tn favor of the plaintiff in the case f C. M. Smith vs. the Southern rail y": way, which came up in Magistrate Kirby's court yesterday. Smith, a ^ if young white man, a mill operative at Pacolet sued the Southern for $99 damages for ejecting him from a 'passenger train about four miles x above Spartanburg on the 14th of ^ March last. According to testimony, Smith bought a ticket at White Stone for Asheville, paying $2.45 for the same. The conductor took the ticket soon after leaving White Stone, giving no conductor's check * in return. Smith rode on through Spartanburg. When four miles beyond the city the conductor again ?y called on him for transportation. Smith told the conductor he had iy given him his ticket. The conductor replied that the ticket was only to ^ ^ UA TTTAIll/1 dpSTUUlUUI^, oiiu uiai. lie nv/um have to pay $2.40 more to get to > Asheville. This Smith refused to j . do, as he did not have any money, f having borrowed his fare in Pacolet from* a friend in order to go to his rick mother, who was at the point of death. The conductor stopped the train and put Smith off. He walked to Spartanburg and took the trolley car for Glendale. From Glendale he walked to White Stone. He told the agent he had been put off above ? Spartanburg. Referring back to the stub the agent verified his statement that he had purchased a ticket to Ashe ville. Smith then went to Mr. Phifer and made suit Against the Southern for $99.?Spartanburg Herald. Seriously Hurts Two. Columbia, April 13.?Joseph W. Hapgood, a huckster who was discharged from the State hospital for rtu* incanp thrpp wppks airo as cured. ran amuck in a fit of violent insanity / at his home on Assembly street today and before he could be overpowered seriously and perhaps fatally injured ? :p Mrs. Eugenia Smith, an aged wom* an, and John J. Riley, a cork legged it man, both renters on his premises. Hapgood attacked his victims, who are now in Columbia hospital, with a knife and axe. He broke into Mr& Smith's room by smashing the door. He struck her on the head with the axe but it was a glancing blow. Mrs. Andrews, who was also in this room, escaped and gave the alarm. . Meanwhile the maniac passed on to the front room, occupied by Riley, who hearing, the noise jumped out of bed and hopped into the street, with-1 ut taking time to buckle on his cork leg. Hapgood finally overtook him and stabbed him in the back with the knife and struck him on the hip with the flat side of the axe. Hapgood's < wife made a heroic effort to restrain her husband, tearing off most of his clothes in the struggle and finally giving way to a fit 'of hysterics from nervous exhaustion. *v I ?? DIED HORRIBLE DEATH. Body of Union Man, who Had Been III, Found Fearfully Burned. Union, April 11.?Robert A. Hancock, a well-known man of this place, died last night. He had been sick for a long lime with a complication of diseases. No one was in the house with him when he died, except a boy. This youth states that Mr. Hancock was ill all night; that he, the boy, was ud with him until 2 o'clock," when Hancock told him to go to bed. This morning Hancock's body was j t j ki'c? iouna, icicc uuwn, m uic iiicf iuo head resting against the back of the fireplace, and all the flesh burned from head and face; both arms burned off nearly to the shoulder, and his legs partially consumed. The boy says he left Mr. Hancock sitting by the fire when he fell asleep, and it is thought that a sudden attack of heart trouble, to which he was subject, produced instant death, and that he pitched forward into the open fireplace after dying. Mr. Hancock was a hard worker. For a number of ?ears he was superintendent of the county chain gang and had been recently employed by the county in the building of its macadam road. A coroner's jury held an inquest today over Mr. Hancock's body and returned a verdict that death was due to natural causes. . Death of Mr. J. C. Kirkland. On Monday morning last, ripe in years and rich in the esteem of all that knew him, he departed this life at his home in Bamberg county. On Tuesday morning his body waS laid to rest in the cemetery at Mizpah church, Rev. R. A. Yongue conducting the funeral services. There he will sleep near the ashes of the kindred that have gone Jrefore, until the full reunion of eternity shall come. In years he belonged to the generation that so fast vanishes, but in the goodness of his heart and the gentleness of his life there was ever the unfailing sweetness of the spring time. From boyhood he was loved by all in touch with the trueness of the sterling virtues of his character. A good citizen in all the changes of his more than three score years and ten, faithful in every hour to the highest ideals of duty to his fellow men, he lived worthily of the honored name he bore, and the memories he has left to his family and friends shall not soon pass away. To VinoW-p ,r? mqtiv hnmoc thp saH IIICUIJ ll^CU UC) AAA tliUItJ ftAV4A?W) WMW w?tidings of his death have come a saddening message, yet there is gratitude that he was so long spared to brighten the lives of those he loved, of those by whom he was beloved and honored. He was in his 77th year.?Barnwell People. . Wouldn't Interrupt the Argument. Down in Cochran, Ga., the affairs of civil justice are administered by Judge Edwards, who is also an fenthusiastic farmer. One cloudy spring afternoon court was convened to try a peculiarly tortuous and perplexing case. He was observed at last to seize a slip of paper, scribble a few words, place the document beneath a heavy paper weight and reach for his hat. "Captain," he called cheerily, "excuse me fur interruptin' you, suh; you go right on with your argument, which is a darned good one. It's f/v *om fKi'e mronin' nrDTl. OUOll g\Slll UU 1CUU Uli0 WWAAAAA y tlemen, an' I got to set out my potatoes right away. But you go right on, captain. When you an' the major get through you all '11 find my decision under this heah paper weight." The door closed upon an astonished orator.?Nashville Banner. Another Contest. Hon. J. 0. Patterson is being annoyed again this year with a contest for his seat in congress. The negro, Meyers, who contested it two years ago, is the contestant again. His cause is being "ably" looked after by his famous counsel, Jacob Moorer, of Orangeburg. A hearing has been held in Aiken, Denmark, Allendale, Hampton and Beaufort, where testimony was produced to show that Mr. Patterson's election last year was not a legal one, all this being a form of red tape necessary to be gone through with in order for the contestant Meyers to get $2000.00 which the government allows him to make the contest. n n i _ l ?tfarnwen sentinel. To Vote Dispensaries Out. Columbia, S. C., April 11? A movement to rid Richland county of the dispensaries was launched here today by the temperance people and many petition are now in circulation and being signed. They call for an election to determine the sentiment of the county. It will be some weeks before they are placed in the hands of proper authorities to order the election, and so far no date has been set. It is believed here by many that the strength of the temperance people will be a surprise. Mary, dark circles under the eyes in dicate a sluggish circulation, torpid liver and kidneys. Exercise and Hoilister's Rocky Mountain Tea will make you well and beautiful. 35 cents, tea or tablets. H. F. Hoover. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the Cdunty and Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, April 15.?The cold wave has hit us with a vim. All the farmers are blue over the continued cold wave. Some of them had corn and cotton planted. Mr. Charles Ehrhardt and Miss Rosa McMillan were married by Rev. P. E. Monroe on last Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the residence of the bride's mother. He gave a supper at his residence to relatives. After night the youngsters gave them a serenade with horns, bells, and in fact afiything that would make a noise. Booze was indulged in by quite a number of folks Saturday. At least they had indulged in enough to unbalance their equilibrium. , Capt. W. E. Sease died last Friday night and was buried at Mt. Pleasant grave yard on Sunday morning. Rev. P. E. Monroe preached his funeral, then he was laid in his last resting place with Masonic honors. A large crowd was present to see his remains for the last time and express their sympathy to the bereaved family. The Captain had been suffering for several months prior to his death, but with all that could be done for him he gradually grew worse and weaker?until death relieved him of his suffering. Mrs. Mamie McTeer spent a few days last week with her sister, Mrs. Willie Moore. She returned to her home in Hendersonville on Friday last. C. Ehrhardt & Sons have cleared the grounds of the old gin house, and are getting out the lumber for the new building, and will push it to completion as fast as the workmen can put it together. The young ladies are buying up for the memorial. Each one is try1 ing to get the prettiest hat and dress. Jee. Death at Branchville. Branchville, April 14.?Mrs. E. C. Hunter, of this place, died here yesterday morning at 8.30 o'clock. Mrs. Hunter has been quite sick for several days and her death was not altogether unexpected. Mrs. Hunter was the daughter of Mrs. M. A. Miley, of Bamberg., The infant son of Mr. and1 Mrs. L. W. Gressett also died here yesterday. The residence of Mr. A. D. Frederick, occupied by Mr. Jas S. Britton, was destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon. Mr. Britton lost his entire household effects. Personal Mention. j ?Mr. L. B. Fowler spent Monday in Charleston. ^ ^ ! Til 1 Ji. ?Kev. r. JCi. Monroe, 01 i^nrnarat, was in the city Monday. ?Mr. J. S. J. Faust, of Columbia, was in the city last Friday. ?Mr. C. C. Fender, of the Colston section, was in the city Monday. ?Mr. W. C. Patrick, of Columbia, is spending a few days in the city. ?Policeman E. Dickinson is out again after an illness of several weeks. ?Mr. A. L. Kirkland, of the Buford's Bridge sqption, was in the city last Thursday. ?Miss Cora Connor, of Branchville, visited her sister, Miss Mamie Connor, Saturday and Sunday. ?John R. Bellinger, Esq., went to Columbia Monday night, to argue cases before the State Supreme Court. ?Rev. A. J. Foster and Mr. C. W. Rentz, Jr., attended the State meeting of the Baptist Young Peoples Union in Columbia last week. ?Miss Mamie Harrison, who left here about three weeks ago, to be head trimmer in McPherson's department store at Bremen, Ga., returned home Tuesday, having finished her trimmintr. ?Rev. W. C. Kirkland, of Dillon, attended the funeral of his uncle, Mr. J. C. Kirkland, at Buford's Bridge on Tuesday. He visited the Epworth League conference here Thursday and made an address. ?Rev. S. A. Nettles, of Spartan burg, editor of the Southern Christian Advocate, was a visitor at the! Epworth League conference here last Friday night and Saturday. He went to Springfield, where he preached Sunday. The Judge Uses Forceful Language. Judge W. B. Simmons, of Fincastle, Va., told the reporter that L. & M. paint was used on his residence in 1882, and held its color well for 21 years; he furthermore said that 3 years ago he was induced to use another paint and is sorry he did, because the other paint didn't make good. The judge will now always use L. & M., because he knows if any defect exists in L. & M. paint the house will be repainted for nothing. The L. &M. zinc hardens the L. &.M. white lead and makes L. & M. paint wear like j iron for 10 to 15 years. Actual cost of L. & M. about $1.20 per gallon. Donations of L. & M. made to churches. Sold by H. F. Hoover, Bamberg, S. C. J . PREACHER USES FISTS. Thrashes Cowboys who Seek to Make Him Drink. Hayes, S. D., April 11.?Rev. John McVey, a missionary, who is working among the settlers in the Bad River country, soundly whipped two burly cowboys, George Carney ai.d Fred Temple, because they tried to compel him to take a drink of whiskey. The minister is a college man from the East, and used to be a football player, boxer, and all-round athlete. He was on his way to a ranch to hold a religious meeting, when the two cowboys, who had sworn to prevent the meeting, waylaid him, handed him a bottle, and told him to drink. He declined, whereupon they sought to force the liquor down his throat. In five minutes, with his bare fists, McVey had knocked out both men and took from one of them a revolver, which he had drawn in the scrap. Carney got up and shook hands with the missionary. Temple was ugly and threatened to shoot McVey on sight. Carney, however, made his partner apologize to the missionary, shake hands with him, and promise to "treat him right" in the future. Then the three men mounted their cayuses and rode on together to the ranch where the meeting was to be held. At the meeting Temple got up and told how McVey had knocked out Carney and himself. Orangeburg District Conference. To the members of the Orangeburg District Conference?Dear brethren: Please bring to the district conference written reports of your respective charges as directed by the discipline. We wish these reports handed to the secretary on Thursday morning, May 9, so that time may be had for the discussion of the important sub-' jects coming before a district confer ence. Come prepared to give your best thoughts on. the following subjects: What is the pastor's equipment for spiritual work? Is the teaching of the Bible in the Sunday-school sufficient so as to Believe parents from that obligation? Why should the church strive for the education as well as the conversion of the people? What is the duty and relation pf the pastor to the financial affairs of the church? What do God's people owe to His house of worship? Why should the records and registers of the church be correctly kept? Friday morning will be given to our schools and colleges, representatives are invited to be present at that time. Brethren will serve on committees as follows: For license?J. B. Traywick, A. C. Walker, R. A. Yongue. For the traveling ? connection? Peter Stokes, G. W. Davis, E. H. Beckham. For deacon's and elder's orders? L. P. McGee, J. A. Graham. M. F. Dukes. Quarterly conference journals?A. W. Knight, J. M. Moss, P. C. Dukes, F. M. Green, I. W. Bowman, 0. B. Rilev. H. I. Judv. I Opening sermon Thursday, May 9, II a. m., Rev. J. H. Thacker. | The conference will convene in the town of Rowesville S. C., Thursday morning 10 o'clock, May 9,1907. All the members of the conference will please keep this program hereby published, as there will be no further announcement. Let each pastor and layman go to Rowesville prepared to do his best work for our Lord and His Church, and may the love of God be with us. Your fellow worker, Jas. W. Kilgo, Presiding Elder. Ashamed of the Family. A petition was recently filed in a Tennessee court by a man named Damm praying that he be allowed to change his name to that of Hamm. The petitioner, who is a native of Denmark, set forth in his petition to the court that his name had caused him considerable annoyance on more than one thousand occasions. His feelings had been particularly hurt since the souvenir postcard, bearing portraits of "The whole Damm Family" had been placed on the market. The court granted the prayer of the petitioner, and his name was changed to Hamm. . Allendale Notes Allendale, April 13.?Mr. J. W. Lazar died on Thursday night ai.jr o linnrnrinnr lllnocc ?w?VPr?l months' C* lUl^VAlUg UliiVKM VA w > w* w? duration. News of the death of the Rev John Morrison, of the Lawtonville section, has been received here. Mr. Morrison was a well-known Baptist minister and school teacher, a man of very bright mind and fine character. His death will be a great loss to his community. Mr. L. A. Stoney has 700 acres of watermelons planted around Allendale. Some of them have been planted two weeks and the vines should be coming up in a few days. The district conference of Charleston district will convene at Allendale next week. Quite a large number of preachers and delegates are expected. - -to STATE LEAGUE CONFERENCE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION A . riOST SUCCESSFUL ONE. I Large Attendance of Delegates?Able Addresses?At Darlington Next Year. By fl. W. Brabham. The State Conference of the Epworth League, which convened here last Wednesday evening and adjourned Sunday night, will be accounted for many a day the greatest event in the up-building of the young life of t* i mi i _ ii DamDerg. ine coming tugeuier wiui a single set purpose of some sixtyfive or seventy delegates and along with them a large number of visitors and speakers, is an event which will not pass away with the return of the stranger from within our gates. Such men with such purposes and fixed characters as Dr. H. M. DuBose, of Nashville, and Dr. Ed. F. Cook, also of Nashville, and many [ other prominent men in Methodism, i mean much to a town at large, and especially to the young life of the town, when they come in contact! with them. The social life of the town has been given a healthy impetus, and it has been a pleasure to the town to have had the Epworth League Conference. There have j been expressions of surprise and delight on all sides, both from the business men who scarcely had an idea of theexistence of such an organiza I lion, HI1U iruni me men auu wumeu ui 'the church who have heard of the ,, local league circle but had 110 conception of the scope of its work and aims. The increase in numbers of the local membership is one of the outward | evidences of a fruitful conference; ! the attendance upon all the meetings^ from time to time by men and ' women who put aside their cares for! the time being was ft splendid tribute! to the league's interesting program as arranged by the president of the State League; it was an encouragement to the young workers and they j were rewarded by hearing many good things. Of course the particular speakers who attracted more attention than the others, were Dr. H. M. DuBose i and Dr. Ed. F. Cook, both of Nashjville. Dr. DuBose is the general i secretary of the Epworth League, and is the very able editor of the1 Epworth Era. Dr. Cook is one of j the missionary secretaries of the1 Southern Methodist church, and is a man of wide experience both as a pastor and as a worker with pastors. Both of these gentlemen are able! speakers; their every word shows; the inborn gift of oratory, and at i the same time ev^ry word is a revelation of their entire consecration i to the work of the church. The j several addresses of Dr. Cook were' I moafoT-Pnl annpnls t/> the men of! U1UUW1 Jk V?* ?? . business to apply the same business principles to the financing of the church as they do to their own individual affairs. He declared that if the principle of business was applied to the greatest of all works, that it would be but a matter of a few years before the entire world would have the gospel preached to them and heathendom would be unknown in the world. At the Methodist church on Thursday night Dr. Cook appealed to the congregation with his well remembered theme, "The Gospel of Money." The theme as treated by the able minister was unusual, but it was a very unusual man who was speaking and it made a deep impression on all who heard it. His adress to men at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon was along the same line of thought, but tjhere was no touch of repetition or anything that was not entertaining and instructive. Dr. Cook is no mere mart of theories, for he has facts and figures to substantiate his every declaration. Dr. DuBose is a man of language; it may be said that he is the master i nrnrL-man wVm hnilds and rilans and executes all at one time a noble! line of thought in which there is I couched deep beauty of form and of truth. He seems to make the language his tool, with which he paints pictures and at the same time he invites his audience to see his vision with him. His closing adress on Sunday night was a word picture of the "Descent from the Cross." Dr. DuBose took a subject which is familiar to all, but he drew from the realms of imagination visions which the ordinary mind would never draw for itself. The work of the League was made known Saturday morning when the various delegates made their reports of the work of their league circles. It was found that the League is doing much good, both in its own work, and in aiding_ the pastors in their church work. Plans were made for further extending the line of work. Possibly the most direct achievement of the session of the conference was the unanimous decision to send a missionary to Cuba. The several talks and sermons of Dr. J. W. Wolling, a returned missionary from Brazil, who has been sojourning in the land of the Portuguese for over twenty years, was a great inspiration to the Leaguers to send out a missionary, for Dr. Wolling is very enthusiastic about missions and about mission fields. Dr. - / .. . > i Wolling also criticised the church :'M because of its lack of bishops who could go to the mission fields and remain long enough for them to be- << come acquainted with the language g and customs of the people. Presi- : $gj dent Roper proposed that the League -f should unite with the church and . have Dr. Wolling sent as the first bishop to Brazil. There were other features of the conference, which were conducted by such well known South Carolina Jg ministers as Dr F O. Watsoii. nre siding elder of the Marion dikrict; ^ Dr. J. L. Stokes, a former pastor of . this charge; Rev. M. B. Kelley, Rer. Walter I. Herbert, of Charleston, '.J9 and Rev. H. B. Browne, formerly ;^| presiding elder of the Orangeburg district. Dr. Watson, who made the initial address of the conference. >|| set the standard of the addresses ana * lectures upon a very high plane; lri& ..'*3 lucid narration of the legends of the 'jffl Holy Grail, and his practical appli- ^ cation to the league work, were en- M tertaining and helpful. The social side of the conference was not neglected, altho it was sec- <:I| ondary to the primary object of the i meeting. Tuesday evening the Car- , lisle Fitting School chapel was con- %-f|| verted into a place of festivities and % enjoyment. The entire league contingent was assembled in informal > reception at the invitation of the * ;|g local chapter. The event was cer- . w tainly enjoyed by the people of Bam- M berg, and it is very safe to say that it was enjoyed by the visitors. Dpr- ; || ing the evening refreshments were served. The next conference goes to Darlington. There were invitations from. >^8 Mullins, Greenwood, and Newberry. The following officers were elected io serve during me ensuing vcai. President, J. C. Roper, Abbeville; ; first vice president, W. I. Herbert, Charleston; second vice president; Miss Edith Burnham, Charleston; third vice president, C. B. Waller, ..$9? Spartanburg; fourth vice president, and Advocate editor, Miss Mabel Montgomery, Marion; secretary W. f D. Roberts, Bamberg; treasurer, -Jj.-sm Jas. Epting, Newberry. .-I Rayner and the Teachers. |||M Senator Rayner, of Maryland, is a stout advocate of larger .salaries for v , teachers in all sorts of schools. Re- V.'|s cently at a reception he told a story yM about a teachers' meeting in a dis- . trict where the salaries were unns- . JS ually low. 4 "A rich portly banker opened the- | meeting with an address," said the senator. "The banker concluded his ? remarks with an enthusiastic ges- '- >? ture and the words 'Long live our (;sj teachers!'" m x" 'What on?' shouted a thin, pale, seedy man in a black coat smeared - 3 with chalk marks."?Washington Herald. Negro Child Burned to Death. ' Union, April 10.?At Sedalia, a town 12 miles from here, there was ;|i this morning a peculiarly horrible f instance of a child being burned to' J9 death. The mother, Mary Gage, was in a different house on the Ray place, shelling corn. She had left at home ' y&| a boy about 6 years old, a little girl about 4, and a baby a little less man 0 12 months old. In playing near the fire the girl t J caught ablaze and the little brother, in attempting to extinguish the . flames, threw on her a bucket of slop i| and put her on the bed and covered m her with a blanket, but the bed clothes - rM catching fire he dragged the child from the house to a little drain'or tM gully near the building and there ;^J covered her with the blanket and dt is said some leaves. , When the mother returned to pre- '*-Jj pare the midday meal, on inquiring after the missing child, she was then /M led to the spot where the charred re- --M mains of the already dead child were P'M lying. No inquest was held, as it , ' was considered purely accidental. , ; J Cutting Affray at Batesbuig. Columbia. April 13.?At Bates burg this afternoon Lee Fallaw and \ :f? George Mabus, young white men . frOm the country, engaged in a cut- 1 ting affray and both were wounded. Fallaw is seriously hurt. It appears - . y that Mabus heard that Fallaw had made certain statements concerning Mabus to a young lady of their r % acquaintance and that Mabus today accosted Fallaw about the matter when they met in town. Fallaw denied the charge and an altercation resulted. Each man drew his pocket knife and used it on the other. Mabus was stabbed in the left side, the knife penetrating the lower lobe of the left lung and inflicting a wound which may be serious. Fallaw I was stabbed in the right breast and ' also in the lower lung, this wound i * being very serious. Fallaw was taken to a boarding house and given the best of medical attention, being oawrtiiclv rannnrJpH to be moved l/W OWI ivuwy ?? to his home, which is near Hibernia, three miles from Batesburg. Mabus was taken to his home near Bethlehem, a few miles from Batesburg, where he is also under the care of a physician. Fallow is about 25 years old and aMbus a year or so older. Both come of good families. r ?