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vol. xvn. 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 court. 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 those districts. 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 the chiidren- 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 sue. 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 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 street. 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 surance Company. 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 Company. 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 another way. 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 ber Company. 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 dead town. 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 Poor.” 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 Candler street. 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 self Tuesday. “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 ►Southern states. ‘‘Following that stand, we have since prosecuted our investigations, and were a week ago prepared to present proofs and names to the government. “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, 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. “LENA RIVERS” 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 day. 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 capable company.” 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 today. 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. INSTALLATION SERVICES 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 been chosen. W. H.QrAKTKRMAN, 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 not injured. 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-, reaveinent. 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. NOTICE. 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. CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS Can find suitable gifts for either mother, father, brother, sister or any one else at Kilgore & Kelley’s. NO. 39