SCHOOL FEES ILLEGAL
No Charge of Any Kind Can Be Made
in Common Schools.
Atlanta —That a fee of any kind
can not be charged legally in the
common schools of the state was set
forth in a decision of the supreme
The case involving this import
ant point was raised in Montgom
ery county when fourteen children
were excluded from the Mount Ver
non and Alley school districts in
that county localise their parents
refused to pay a matriculation fee
of $2.50, charged in the schools in
Shannon and others, parents of
the excluded children, brought
itiandamus proceedings of the two
districts to compel them to admit
the children. It was contended
that the parents were all residents
and tax payers of the districts, and
that as the schools were maintained
out of. the common school funds
they had no legal right to exclude
SALE OF PROPERTY IN STATHAM.
Mrs. Lena Sikes has just closed a
deal for the sale of her home prop
erty at Statham to J. It. Crane and
1). (t. Anderson, real estate men of
Athens. This property consists of
a good five-room house, large harn
and other out-buildings, together
with five and one-half acres of de
sirable land, right in the heart of
the prosperous and growing town of
Statham. Messrs. Crane and An
derson will proceed at once to >ub
divide this property into business
and residence lots and offer same
at auction during Christinas week-
This is an opportunity every one
familiar with the growth of Stat
ham will take advantage of. Date
of sale will appear in our next is
DRESS GOODS SALE.
E. Lloyd Thomas has put on the
biggest dress goods sale for Friday,
Saturday and Monday ever witness
ed in Winder. New styles and
patterns. The prettiest dress goods
you ever saw, and The best of all, he
will he able to sell them 30 to 50
per cent below actual value. You
will have to see these goods to ap
preciate what he is offering. The
goods consist of Taffeta Silk, shad
owed stripe Silk Waist patterns,
Morai Silk, Khauting Silk, Woolen
Goods, Mohair, Wool Suiting,
Corded Lustre, Avondale Worsted,
Poplin, Repp, Woven Suiting and
Rrocade. The most beautiful shades
and colors you ever saw.
Remember the sale is Friday,
Saturday and Monday, and 30 to
dO per cent . below value. See
prices on another page.
A FEW RARE VALUES.
Men’s SI.OO Shirts 7dc, Men’s
2oc Suspenders 15c, Men’s 23c
Hose 17c, bOe Ties 25c, All these
to.be had at Kilgore A* Kelly’s in
Gents’ Furnishings room. Be sure
to look them over.
REAL ESTATE TOR SALE.
One b-room house, East Broad
One 5-roorn house, Athens street.
51 acres land inside city limits.
Terms easy. K. Lloyd Thomas.
llj CU ;^
WINDER, JACKSON COUNTY. GEORGIA, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 9, 1909
NOTICE TO POLICY HOLHERS
of The North American Accident In
It is with a great deal of pleasure
that I am able to announce the ap
pointment of Mr. F. \V. Bondurant
as district manager of our company
with jurisdiction over the counties
of Jackson, Walton, Gwinnett,
Clarke and Oconee with headquar
ters at Winder. Mr Bondurant
will l>e glad to look after your ac
cident and health insurnaee in his
efficient way. The company has
reasons to feel that they an; indeed
fortunate to again sueure the serv
ices of so thorough and reliable an
insurance man as is Mr. Bondurant.
11. O. Byrd,
Manager Southern Department of
Morth American Accident Insurance
A SIGN OF PROSPERITY.
In our last issue there appeared
an article simular to this one.
We are impressed this time of the
prosperity of our little city in
Last issue dealt with the popular
ity of the town from a commercial
standpoint principally, but those
people whom we described as being
supporters of Winder by coming
here to trade, are constantly mov
ing from place to place.
But considering Winder’s age,
we have more inhabitants than any
town in Northeast Georgia. The
majority of the people who come
here are well satisfied, as is shown
by the way new and lniildsome res
idences are Ixfing constructed
at present. Just across the street
from The News office Flanigan *fc
Flanigan are erecting a large build
ing, filling the entire space between
W. F. Young and the Winder Lum
Mr. W. L. Blasingame is erect
ing a handsome home on Church
street, which will he one of the
most beautiful homes in town when
completed. These men would not
invest in such property as this in a
A visitor dropped in today and
remarked that Winder had the
proper shift and hustle that it takes
to make a wide awake town. At
any time you may look around and
see a great deal of building going
on; this is not new to us and we
pay lmt little attention to it; hut
visit other towns of equal size and
the hammer and saw are silent a
good deal of the time.
You live in a good town; realize
it, and don’t let personal matters
stand between you and your home
—the best place on earth.
AT THE METHODISE CHURCH.
At the Methodist church next
Sunday morning the pastor will dis
cuss the subject, “Man in God’s
Image.” In the evening his sub
ject will he “Christ the Friend of
The members and friends are
urgently requested to lie present at
these services. In the discussion of
the morning subject the pastor
desires to shTnv the dignity of our
nature. At the evening hour lie
will try to show the relation of the
church, Christ’s body, to the poor.
CLOTHING! CLOTHING! CLOTHING!
Men’s *IO.OO Suits, *4.98 at
Kilgore & Kelley’s.
COL. LEWIS C. RUSSELL
Made Chancellor Cammander of Rus
sell Lodge Knights of Pythias.
At the regular stated meeting,
held Thursday night, officers were
elected as follows:
L. C. Russell, chancellor com
mander; J. B. Williams,vice chan
cellor; 11. X. Rainey, Jr., prelate;
W. O. Perry, master of works; W.
M. Holsenbeek, keeper of records
and seal and master of finance; W.
11. Quarterman, master of ex
chequer; C. C. Gregory; master of
arms; Albert Woodruff, inside
guard; S. C. Hill, outside guard.
It is possible that this lodge will
in the near future erect a handsome
three-story building on their lot on
DETERMINED ON EXCHANGE PROBE
“The Farmers’ I'nion is due
eredit for the present governmental
activity against the New York cot
ton exchange.” It was thus that
National President Charles S. Bar
rett of tint order, expressed him
“Last spring, ’’ he continued,
“when Rooseyelt’s administration
was in its last days, the Farmers’
Union sent a large delegation of its
most prominent members to Wash
ington to insist that the New York
cotton exchange be compelled to
cease its role as a gambling house,
affecting the greatest crop of the
‘‘Following that stand, we have
since prosecuted our investigations,
and were a week ago prepared to
present proofs and names to the
“The report of Secretary Smith
strikes the bull’s-eye. But next
month we will go on to Washington
and present facts that will force
radical action in the matter of the
New York cotton exchange.
“I regret that the government
has seen our purpose and alerady
started the game.
“But we alone are competent to
finish it, and we will,”
AT THE LYRIC.
The Arcadian Comedy Company
occupied the Lyric Saturday night.
This was the best show of its kind
that has been to Winder this sea
son. In fact it pleased the audience
as well as any kind of a show that
has been here. The large chorus
of pretty girls made a hit that will
ho remembered some time. One of
the host male quartets ever heard
in Winder was with this company.
They brought a recommendation
with them from other towns and
proved their worth to us.
Encore after encore followed their
first s.ng, until they sang several
times, and quit then only for tin;
lack of time.
The next attraction is “Lena
Rivers.” No need of comment, as
all are acquainted with this show.
OF INTEREST TO LADIES.
Kilgore A Kelly have just received
a line of hand-made Battenburgand
Drawn Work for Table Covers,
Scarfs, etc. Also a pretty line of
Sofa Pillow Tops. Cords and other
fancy goods for Holiday trade.
Fish every Saturday at R. I).
Moore & Son’s. Phone 43.
The Best Play of the Season, Coming
to the Lyric on the 16th,
Mary J. Holmes, the woman
whose novels have enjoyed as great
a popularity among women and girls
as any writer of tlx* century, was a
gnat collector of curios and this
practice she kept up to the last year
of her life. When she died at the
age of 7H, at Brock port, Mass., her
home resembled a regular museum.
Her travels had included Europe,
from Norway to Italy and from
France to Russia, all of which coun
tries she visited several times. Pal
estine and the Holy Land, China,
Japan, the islands of tlx 1 Pacific
and all the ins and outs of her
country. Her tastes were broad
and catholic and literary and art
curios shared honors with specimens
of native work, with pottery, china
ami wood craft.
It was amid these surroundings
that she worked and wrote the many
novels that brought her fame and
fortune. Although she had not
done a great deal for several years
preceding her death, and six l has
now been dead a yoai, her works
still enjoy a great popularity and
are among the U-st sellers of the
A few of them have found their
way to the stage and of these easily
the most popular and at present,
most prominently before the public,
is “Lena Rivers,” by Beulah Poyli
ter, and which will be presented
at the Lyric, Dec. Kith.
Miss Edna Marshall appears as
“Lena” and is supported by an
exeptionally strong cast. Speak
ing of this play, the Columbia State
has this to say:
“While the audiences at the
matinee and evening performance
Saturday were not as large as they
should have lieen, they were very
enthusiastic and had good reason
to lie. The play, ‘Lena Rivers,’
was presnted in an excellent man
ner by a well balanced company.
The ecenerv was most appropriate.
Edna Marshall, who appeared in
the title role, is deserving of special
notice. Her conception of the
character shows much study. It,
requires much versatility to act suc
cessfully the part, and truly she is
not lacking in talent. The play
has !>een seen in Columbia a num
ber of times but never hy a more
SENTENCED TO DEATH ‘
HE KILLED HIMSELF.
£Columbus Ohio, Deeemlxr 8. —
Frank Grimes, colored, who killed
Blanche McKnight, with whom he
was in love hanged himself in his
cell in the county j lil some time
last night, and his body was found
ODD EELLOWS ELEC I OEFICERS.
Tuesday Jnight, at tin! regular
meeting of Winder Odd Fellows,
the following officers were elected
for the ensuing term: N. B. Lord,
noble grand; W. J. Smith, Jr.,
vice grand; J. W. D. McDonald,
recording and financial secretary;
G. W. McDonald, treasurer; M- J.
Griffeth, trustee. These men are
enthusiastic Odd Fellows, and the
hxige under their administration
should keep pace with the excellent
record made by their predecessors.
At the Presbvterian church in
Winder on November 21, was ob
served the solemn installation service
of that church when Brother 0 S.
Hayes was ordained a Ruling Elder
in ti.e church. Brother Hayes has
for several years tilled very accept
ably and faithfully the dual office
of deacon and treasurer, and it was
m recognition of this faithfulness
and service that the membership
some months ago unanimously
elected him Ruling Elder at the
same time that Brother L. C. Rus
sell was elected to the same office.
Owing to bis recent protracted ill
ness, tlx* installation of Brother
Hayes was postponed from time to
time till the date aboye named and
this fact added peculiar solemnity
and significance to the ceremony.
The earnest work and consistent
Christian life of Brother Hayes have
endeared him to our whole church
and the entire membership hope
fur him many years of continued
usefulness in the Master's service
in the high office to which he has
Clerk of Session
MARSHAL SHOT BY LAWYER
Byron, (la., Dec. S. —('. E. Bate
man, town marshal, was today
fatally injured by A- T. Harper, a
lawyer, in a duel with pistols on
the principal street of tlx* town.
Bateman charged that Harper
had destroyed the happiness of his
home and attacked the latter with
a heavy walking cane. Harper
pulled his pistol and fired five shots,
two of which took effect. Bate
man drew his pistol as lie fell and
fired upon Harper, bnt Harper was
ON A SAD MISSION.
Miss Martha Sargeant passed
through Winder Sunday. She was
on the sad mission of accompany
ing the remains of her brother, who.
died in Hot Springs.
Miss Sargeant is related to Mrs.,
N. R. Smith at the Granite Hotel,
and has many friends here who
regret very much to learn of her he-,
LARCENY LAID fO SHEIDON
New York, December 8. —George
Preston Sheldon, deposed president
of the Phoenix (fire) Insurance
Company, of Brooklyn, lying at
death’s door at his Greenwich,
Conn., home, was indicted for lar
cmy in the first degree by the
grand jury in New York today for
alleged misappropriation of funds
of the company, of which he was
the head for twenty-two years.
All parties indebted to the linn
of Hill A Flanigan Furniture Cos.,
by note or account, are requested to
come in and settle same with me
at once. As 1 am employed to
make these collections and must
press same for immediate payment.
W. 11. Oi aktkkman, Attorney.
Can find suitable gifts for either
mother, father, brother, sister or
any one else at Kilgore & Kelley’s.