Randolph wants half a dozen car
[tPSupcrior Court of Hall county meets
next Monday. No mistake.
lyTliose who are so fortunate as to have
grapes arc making wine out of them.
is off a little. It was only
worth ten and a quarter in Athens on yester
lyThe Sarepta Baptist Association will
meet with Union church, Madison count)’, on
Friday, September 23d, 1881.
HF*Married, on the 4th inst., Mr. Davis
Lackey and Miss Evelina Ivey, all of Jackson
county. H. C. Appleby officiating.
arc gratified to state that Mr. Mat
thews will not lose over four hundred dollars
by the recent burning of his gin house.
Prof. I). P. Rowe’s school (colored) will
give an exhibition on Saturday and Saturday
night before the fourth Sunday in this month.
IdF’The students of Bethlehem Academy,
under charge of Prof. Frank S. Hudson, will
give an exhibition on Friday night, the 23d
UiPOn last Friday night a scared horse
knocked down a whole section of the fence
that encloses the Presbyterian church in this
UTThc funeral sermon of Mrs. M. A.
Hunter will bo preached atOconeo church on
the 3d Sunday in this month, by the Rev. W.
President Foreacre is going to build a
new passenger depot for the Northeastern
railroad and place it nearer the business part
of the town. *
ISPThere will be a conference of the Bap
tist church in this place on next Sunday after
noon, for the transaction of business. Mem
bers of the church are urged to attend.
tyMr. 11. 11. Brock has purchased from
parties in North Carolina a large body of
of land in Clarkesboro’ District, near Red
Stone, on the Athens and Jefferson road,
containing nearly fourteen hundred acres of
orphans of Benjamin Otwell, who
died in this county about the year 1839, will
hear something to their advantage by making
their present whereabouts known to Henry
Banks, at No. 113 Peachtree Street, Atlanta,
IjF’The wind yesterday evening organized
itself into a first-class cyclone when it reached
Ransom Appleby’s, who lives on the Gaines
ville road, and took the top off of his house,
stables and outbuildings. As yet we have
heard of no other damage.
l-p Dur readers who are interested will
please read Prof. Parker’s notice, to be found
in this issue. We regret to learn that Harmony
Grove will lose the services of this gentleman.
'We fear that it will not be an easy task to
Gnd another to Gil his place.
R. A. Seale, assisted by Revs.
Messrs. Baxter and Leek, has been conduct
ing a protracted meeting at the Methodist
church in this place since last Sunday. Sev
eral additions have been made to the church,
and great interest is being manifested in the
Bud Bacon has commenced his halloo
ing again, and makes it lively for all who
pass the jail. This reminds us that a woman
up in Hall has visited and examined hitu, and
says that she can cure him, and intimated
that he is bewitched. All she wanted was to
get full control of him, and she would bring
him out all right.
GF*\Ve learn that Mr. Harris was just a
little too late about insuring his gin house
that Mr. Matthews had leased, which our
readers will remember was burnt about three
weeks ago. Mr. Harris was in town several
days before it was burnt, wanting to get it
insured, but did not do so, defering the mat
ter until next time, which was too late.
From Mr. J. W. Griffeth wc learn of a
serious accident that happened, week before
last, to Mr. J. J. Hartley, who lives in this
count}’, near Maysville. While attending
his father’s gin his wrist got caught between
the belt and pulley, throwing him over and
breaking his arm in two places and his thigh.
He was improving and doing well when last
regret exceedingly to record an ac
cident which happened to Lute Sanders, of
Jug Tavern, sometime ago. He was riding
along in a buggy with his brother Charlie,
both of them were eating peaches, when a
sudden gust of wind blew their umbrella to
one side; Charlie caught at the umbrella with
his knife open in his hand, and sent the blade
of it into his brother’s eye, destroying the
tdPllearing that diptheria was prevalent
in our county, we made enquiries in regard
to it, and obtained the following facts : About
three weeks ago a Mr. Thurmond, living over
ou the Southwestern side of the county, had
a child to die from that disease. One of the
nurses, a white woman, caught the infection
and while sick was moved to her father’s
(Bob Thomas), who lived on Mr. J. L. Harris’
farm, near Bethany church, on the opposite
side of the county. The woman recovered,
but live more of the children of her father’s
family caught the disease, three dying and
two recovering. Two of the children died at
about the same time, and were buried in the
same coffin. Duringthe time of the childrens’
sickness, we learn that there was great want
and destitution in the family, and their
calamities were further increased by the
inebriated condition of the father. As yet
there are no indications that the disease will
spread outside of this family, as the neigh
■t flfO f . _ < • a *-
a good intelligent boy to work
in this printing office. Wages good.
i fTWe caught a faint rumor of a challenge
to fight a duel that had been sent within the
last week to one of our citizens, but could
get at nothing definite, and presume that
there is no occasion for alarm.
Wm. M. Potts, who lives near
Nicholson, was mowing some grass last Sat
urday week, with a mowing machine, and had
occasion to send his son, a lad about nine
years old, along in front of the machine to
pick up the rocks and chunks, when, unfortu
nately, the child, not keeping far enough in
advance, the machine cut him twice upon the
ankle in the same place, almost severing the
foot. Drs. Cash and Hardman were sent for
and attended to the wound, and it is hoped
that he will recover without the loss of his
UTWe have two new “ ads” in this issue
that demand your attention. The stove and
tinware emporium, under the management of
that clever gentleman, W. 11. Jones. lie
wants to sell you a stove, and can do it and
discount the man that makes them. He
handles so many of them that they sell them
to him by the car load. Never think of go
ing to Athens to buy a stove without calling
on Jones, at the Red .Store. Go and price
his wares, and if.yon can do better somewhere
else, you may rest assured that they are giv
ing things away in that store that undersells
Jones. Bloomfield & Sanford are new men,
but they learned under the most successful
merchants in Georgia, and have the best
stand in Athens. They carry one of the
largest stocks in the cit}', and strive to be
headquarters for groceries and dry goods.
Call and see them, at the old stand of Reaves,
Nicholson & Cos., and price their goods. Tell
them that you read their little “ad” in the
Herald, and they will treat you as if you
could draw your check for a million. Be
sure and give them a call and get their
This county, Walton and Ilall were each
named in honor of signers of the Declaration
of Independence, to wit: Burton Gwinnett,
George Walton and Lyman Hall. Gwinnett
embraces the largest area of either of the
three ; is filled with an enlightened and pro
gressive population, that are rapidly improv
ing their buildings, fences, &c., and are adopt
ing modern improvements in the cultivation
of the soil. The result of which is that the
citizens are as happy, well contented and
prosperous as any in Georgia. The lands are
very productive and well watored with the
waters of the South Mulberry, the Apalachee,
the Alcova and Yellow rivers. The bottom
lands are distributed, as well as the thinner
ridges, iu every section of the county. Gwin
nett boasts of many natural advantages and
of one mountain, “the Hog’’; known all over
the country as Hog Mountain, taking its
name from an Indian chief who lived in a
village at its foot, on the head-waters of .South
Mulberry, and who owned a great number of
swine, from which fact he took his mfme.
This was purchased from the Indians in what
is known as the 4 mile purchase, though, in
fact, said purchase covered much more than
4 miles. Near to the mountain proper, in the
days of the red-man, one Shade Bogan built
a store, and had what was known as a trading
post. lie sold to the Indian maidens beads,
jewelry and gewgaws, to the braves he sold
blankets and fire water. The consequence
was Bogan became rich, built a house for pub
lic entertainment, and it lacks simply the pen
of a Dickens to become as famous as the
“May pole” or the “Holly Tree,” each of
which had their swinging sign as had this.
In every part of the world can bo found those
whose ancestors broke bread witli the propri
etor and found welcome under the hospitable
roof of the “ Hog Mount ain House.” But the
house, like the Indian village at the foot of
the hill, has gone to deca)\ The old sign,
which bid welcome to the weary traveler in
days lung syne, has been used for fuel to run a
steam engine, which propels a cotton gin situ
ate not far from where it stood. Those hills
and valleys which, but a few years ago, were
the home of the red man, and which slept in
the silence of nature, now echo to the screech
of the steam whistle.
This thing we call civilization is an icono
clast ; it is always destroying something;
nothing is too sacred ; nothing too venerable ;
all, all must change ; keep pace with the age.
But it is sad, very sad, to think that the earth
is one vast grave yard, and that our improve
ments so called stand amid the ashes of our
ancestors ; but so it is.
Gwinnett’s county town, Lawrenceville, is
beautifully located, and in ante helium days
boasted wealth, good society and a thriving
population. But the war and its effects fell
heavily upon the citizens of Lawrenceville,
and they have never financially recovered.
The destruction of their cotton factory by fire
lost to them a source of income and a popu
lation which depleted the census. But the
completion of the narrow-guage railroad from
Suwanee has instilled new life into it, and we
predict that she will soou again blossom as
the rose. The Court House is new aud com
modious, situate in a beautiful park, in which
are the representatives of all the trees in the
More anon. Spectator.
Notice to the Public.
It has been intimated by parties who de
sire to injure my business, that I have been
dealing in whisky at my place of business in
Harmony Grove. I desire to state that such
is not the truth, and that the person or per
sons who say that I am or have been selling
whisky in that place, tell a most malicious
Judge Moss, of Homer, was iu the city this
Air. Hugh Appleby will move to town in a
Judge Simpkins, of Fulton county, was in
town this week.
Col. Barge i9 in Athens this week, talking
Mrs. J. YV. Glenn has been sick for the last
week, but is improving.
Col. Pike was in Atlanta this week, in at
tendance upon the Supreme Court.
Newt Twitty has closed out his school and
will take up his abode in Gainesville.
Mr. G. J. N. Wilson has a rising on his
upper lip that is giving him somo trouble.
Mr. Lee Johnson will canvass Ilall county
in the interest of Avery’s History of Georgia.
Hill Randolph has returned from a trip to
Lawrencevillc court in the interests of his
Mr. Charles T. Whitehead has moved to
Gainesville, where lie will live for the next
Our good friend Brant Maxwell has retired
from the employ of Mr. John C. Whitehead,
lie was a clever and obliging clerk. llis
place is filled by Gus McCarty.
The Gainesville Southron says : “ Mr. E.
N. Harris, of Memphis, has purchased a farm
in Apple Valley, Jackson county, and will
remove there with his family soon. We wel
come Mr. Harris and his excellent family
among U 9.”
Does it Pay to Raise Cotton?
Last week we published, in our “Farmers’
Column,” two articles upon this subject, that
seems to vex the Southern farmer so much.
Each of the articles referred to, when taken
separately, appeared to prove conclusively
its side of the question. We thought it would
be a good idea to publish them together, so
that our readers would take a serious view of
the subject, compare their own experience
and observations, and possibly it might lead
to some good.
The correct solution of this question is
worth untold millions to the Southern people,
and it should be settled at the earliest pos
sible moment, for it is plain that the present
status of affairs is not the most satisfactory
in the world.
We have decided that, as far as we can,
we will collect local testimony upon the sub
ject to the end that it might be of some ben.
efit to the farmers of this county, and that as
far as this county is concerned, the question
will be settled, or rather we will determine
upon which side thetestimony preponderates.
To this end, we want the views and expe
rience of every intelligent farmer in the
county, and will most heartily return thanks
for them. If no material or immediate bene
ficial results grow out of the discussion, pos
sibly it may in an indirect way set somebody
to thinking. We do not propose to limit the
scope of the discussion in any way. The
point is, does it pay to raise cotton in Jack
son county ? Parties desiring to write can
either give their experience and observations
or argue the subject just as they see fit.
Rev. T. L. Houck, of Cuthbert, Ga., will
preach at the following churches in the Sa
repta Association. The children arc request
ed to come out, and he will sing for them in
the Indian language, and will exhibit his
Bible of raised letters :
Beaverdam, Wednesday, October 19th, 11
o’clock A. M. and at night.
Grove Level, Thursday, October 20th, 11
o’clock A. M. and at night.
Kandler’s Creek, Friday, October 21st, 11
o'clock A. M. and at night.
Gainesville, Sunday, October 23d, eleven
o'clock A. M.
Bellton, Sunday night, October 23d.
To the Patrons of the Harmony Grove High
Having accepted a position in the Hartwell
High School, I will sever my connection with
the Harmony Grove High School at the close
of the present session, October 7th. And as
I will leave immediately after the close of my
school, I desire that all persons indebted to
me will settle their accounts. Those who do
not settle will find their accounts, after Octo
ber 10th, in the hands of W. 11. Simpkins.
Respectfully, M. L. Parker.
We know whereof we affirm when we say
that Warner’s Safe Kidney and Liver Cure
lias performed more wonderful cures than any
medicine ever brought before the American
Ladies who Appreciate Elegance and purity
are using Parker’s Hair Balsam. It is the
best article sold for restoring gray hair to its
original color and beauty.
HOW TO TREAT YOUR WATCH.
Wind it up at the same time every day. Keep
it in as even a temperature as possible. Sudden
transition from heat to cold may cause the main
spring to break. If you would keep it clean nev
er put it in any pocket except one of leather.
Those pockets which are lined with cloth, cotton
or calico, give by the constant friction a certain
Huff, which enters most Watch Cases and makes
its way to the delicate parts of the watch. See
that the pocket is turned and cleaned often, and
take an old linen handkerchief and wipe carefully
all the dust from under the backs, bezel and cap
of the case. But above all you must he sure that
the Case tits firmly, and to be sure of this, select
one where the parts (center, hacks, cap, &c.) arc
each mado from one piece of metal.
The JAMES BOSS’ Patent Stiffened or
filled Gold Watch Case is so made, and not
only does such a Watch Case become stronger
and tit more perfectly, hut it enables the manu
facturer to turn and form three pieces of metal
(the outer ones being gold and the inner one of an
inferior metal) into shape for the round parts,
making to all appearaces and practical purposes
just as good a Watch Case as the solid gold, at
about one-half the cost to the purchaser.
There arc nearly one hundred thousand of these
Watch Cases now carried, and their £ood qualities
are acknowledged by the same number of happy
BY OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.
—Mr. C. W. Ilood i9 mowing his clover
—The pea crop on upland will be almost
—Meat is getting too high to cut, except
in small pieces.
—A trip to the mountains prevented a full
letter last week.
—The corn stalks will soon be hard enough
for walking canes.
—Mr. M. A. Dauphin, of New Orleans, La.,
is said to be popular in our town.
—The last boll of cotton will soon be open
right on the tip top of the stalk.
—Mr. W. C. Farabee was taken quite sick
last Tuesday while in the field pulling fodder.
—An interesting protracted meeting is in
progress at the M. E. church, of which Dr-
J. T. Curtis is pastor.
—Farmers should not forget to save every,
thing that will do to feed on, even if they
have to resort to hog weeds.
—Miss Bain, of Athens, has been in our
village, and some of the young men have their
heads cranked towards that city just now.
—Dr. W. B. J. Ilardman and his daughter
are at the Apalachee Association this week,
which met at Belhabara church, Oconee
county, last Tuesday.
—Messrs. Wood and Wilbanks had their
brick store covered with tin. Mr. W. 11. Jones,
of Athens, had the roof put on, and it is said
to be a good job of work.
—Cotton is coming in lively, and merchants
dislike to be too anxious about that little—
you know, last spring, but then it would be
so nice about this time of the year.
—Mr. W. B. Barnett has contracted with
cotton buyers here to do their weighing this
season. Mr. B. is an honest and worthy
young man, and will no doubt weigh correctly
and to the satisfaction of all parties con
—The Wood and Martin case came up in
Justice’s Court last Monday before a jury,
and, as is usual in this case, their verdict was,
“We, the jury, can’t agree,” and a mistrial
was ordered by the court.
—Prof. M. L. Parker, who has been man
aging our High School for several years, and
given general satisfaction as a teacher, will
go to Hartwell next 3 T ear, to assist Prof.
Looney in the Hartwell School.
—Mr. J. R. Richie, out on the Ilomcr road,
is building quite an addition to his dwelling.
Mr. R. is not only a good farmer, but knows
how to fix up plans to build to an old dwelling
to make it look like it is a now one.
—l’ll bet that evil correspondent that made
allusion to the babies and fried chickens last
week has had a baby on his knee for a month
and goes to bed every night with the bone of
a chicken in his mouth, or else he is forever
pouting for a bone or a “ rib.”
—There is a certain young man in our
town that can always be found with a supply
of grapes and peaches. Now, I don’t accuse
him of stealing peaches, but you know how
nice it is to have a sweetheart whose father
has a good orchard. There are several good
orchards in town and a ho9t ofyoungraen.
—Our merchants ran wild here on cotton
last Monday and Tuesday. Athens prices
are no comparison ; they are beginning to
think that they can equal the “ bulls and
bears” of New York on cotton. The next
thing we know they will tackle Liverpool, and
furnish them prices to buy by. They went
so far last season as to furnish Athens with
quotations, but this season they have set out
to beat the world.
—A negro, who calls himself Rich Smith,
arrested on a warrant charging him with
assault with intent to murder, was before a
Justice last Monday, and was required to give
a bond or go to jail, to answer for the offense
of stabbing, and failing to give bond, was
released on “ leg bail” by our “ trick man.”
It seems Rich was better at playing tricks
than our Constable. Someone will do a good
act to arrest this boy and confine him if they
should come up with him anywhere. He is
no doubt a bad citizen.
Council Chamber, \
Jefferson, Ga., Sept. 5, 18S1. /
Council met at 7 o'clock P. M. Present and
presiding. W. A. Worsham, Mayor; and Aider
men Williamson, Randolph and Pendergrass.
Reports of the Clerk and Marshal for the 4th
quarter, ending September oth, 1881, read and ac
Accounts approved and ordered paid :
To Clerk’s salary for nine months $37 50
Making out Tax Digest and collecting tax.. 12 50
Issuing executions against tax defaulters... 12 00
Insolvent cost accounts 22 75
To Marshal's salary for last quarter 50 00
Carrying off dead carcasses 2 50
Insolvent cost accounts G 00
On motion, adjourned.
W. A. WORSHAM, Mayor.
J. C. WHITEHEAD, Clerk.
Americus Republican: “ A day or two since
a darkey appeared at the Ordinary’s office and
requested a marriage license. It was furnish
ed, and at the beneficiary’s request Judge
Pilsburv, of the County Court, prepared to
perform the ceremony. Here arose the dif
ficulty. The would be benedict was accom
panied by two damsels, one black and the
other copper-colored. The former had furnish
ed the money to buy the license, the latter lie
desired to marry, and both claimed him. The
black damsel exhausted every argument in
vain, and seeing the futility of talk, posed
herself, and fixing upon her recusant lover a
gaze full of unutterable reproach, stood silent
until the ceremony was ended. But she lit
on him the next moment, and exclaiming,
*Mv money ixmalit <la.t. lint* ami—
We Deal in Spots!
WE HAVE NOW ON HAND AND ON THE WAV
WOOD, TABER $ MORSE EI^GtIISTES,
Win. E. TANNER S' CO.
B. W. PA YNE <j- SONS TTITNJ-C^yTTVTTi
One J.O-Saw GIN,
One 60-Saw GIN,
One GIN, with Feeder.
One h.O Saw GIN, with Feeder and Condenser.
FS.ISITD OTHERS TO .^ZR.ZFiI^V'E.
CALL EARLY, AND SECURE A MACHINE AT A
Big: Bargain 2
ORR & HUNTER,
Corner Clayton and Thomas Streets, Athens, Ga.,
VVvorw <A W\c ‘fivfv \cWovv- ‘FYtvor.
BLOOMFIELD & SANFORD,
(Successors to retail business of Reaves, Nicholson it C 0.,) .
North-east Corner Broad and Thomas Streets,
Atnens, - ■- Gra.
A3STID DEALERS LIST .
STAPLE DRY GOODS, BOOTS*
Shoes, Hats, Leather and Findings. ,
Stock varied and complete in all departments.
Bacon, Meal, Corn, Flour, Seed Oats and Wheat, Sugar, Syrup, Molasses, Plain Crackers, Fancy
Crackers (numerous varieties); Canned Fruits, Meats, Vegetables, Pickles ; Buckets,
Churns, Tubs ; Nails, Bagging and Ties ; Tobacco and Segars, <fcc., fcc.
DRY GOODS :
Sheetings, Shirtings, Bleachings, Jeans, Factory Thread, Dress Goods, Half llosc, Stockings, Cor
sets, Calicoes, Trunks, Boots, Shoes, and other articles in endless profusion.
Prompt and Conrteons Attention Accorded Every One, Whether Purchaser or Not.
s2?”Will sell COTTON for our customers WITHOUT ANY CHARGERS
September 16, 1881. BLOOMFIELD & SANFORD:
J. 3NT. MONTGOMERY,
(Broad Street, next door to Col. Dobbs, Athens, Ga.)
LOUIS COOK’S BUGGIES,
Carriages and. Harness,
Which I warrant equal to any sold in this market at same prices.
THE OLD HICKORY WAGON—warranted as good as the best.
THE FARQUHAR ENGlNE—noted for power and durability.
THE FARQUHAR SEPARATOR —nothing better nor cheaper in mnrkct..
THE ATLAS ENGINE —one of the most popular and cheapest on the market.
The well known ECLIPSE ENGINE, and the BOOKWALTER ENGINE, 6| Ilorso ,
Power, for §355.
The well known BROWN COTTON GIN, CONDENSER and FEEDER. Cheapest Gin
on the market.
Also, the celebrated HALL GIN ; nothing finer. COTTON PRESSES. PORTABLE
CORN, WHEAT and SAW MILLS, SORGHUM MILLS, EVAPORATORS. SHINGLE
MACHINES. The well known OLIVER CHILLED TURN PLOW. SULKY and GANG
PLOWS, Improved HARROWS, GRAIN DRILLS, REAPERS, MOWERS, and other
improved agricultural implements. Also, several brands of FERTILIZERS.
UfPSatnple ENGINES and ot her articles kept on hand.
Sept 9-iy J. N. MONTGOMERY,
A Smooth Complexion can be had by every
lady who will use Parker’s Ginger Tonic.
For promptly regulating the liver and kidneys
and purifying the blood there is nothing like
it, and this is the reason why it so quickty
removes pimples and gives a rosy bloom to
the cheek. See notice.
bayard Taylor, Poet & Traveller,
Said : “I take great pleasure in recommending
to parents the Academy of Mr. Swithin O. Short
Hon. FERNANDO WOOD, M. C.,
Said (1880): I cheerfully consent to the use of
my name as reference. My boys will return to
you (for their fourth year) after their vacation.”
For new Illustrated Circular address SWITHIN
C. SHORTLIDGE, *. Harrard U.ivercity
Graduate, Tlrdin, I“n., 12 miles from Phila.
NORTHERN TKXAS otters greater attrac
tions in way of good, cheap lands, healthy
country, mild climate, abundance of timber and
water, diversity of products, than any other region
now open to settlement. In this rapidly develop
ing section, the Texn* Sc l*icific Railway
has in operation over 800 miles of road, along
which arc to be had, at low prices and on easy'
terms, millions of acres of good and cheap Rail
road and Government lands, but recently opened
for settlement. For circulars and maps, giving
truthful information, address W. 11. ABRAMS,
Land Commissioner, T. Sc P. Railway', Marshall,
Bordentown Female College,
lIORHEVrOWN, N. J.
Graduatory Courses in Classics, Belles-Lettres
Superior facilities in Music, Art, French and
Thcwough instruction in all departments.
Students treated with confidence and respect.
Manners and morals carefully guarded.
The College a home for its students.
$ >0 scholarship, and eleven other prizes, award
ggrTor Catalogue, address
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REVISED NEW TESTAMENTSI
C he mi,*/.<■ ...
SHOES! HARNESS!! LEATHER;!!!
WE are now making the very best quality of'.
the above articles right here at.hotrie, and’
they arc for sale. We do uot expect to sell them:
merely because they arc home manufacture, but
because of their excellent quality and low price..
We are making regular
of the very best material and workmanships and’,
offering them for 2ft per cent, less than the usual,
Our BROGANS' cannot be beaten in cxccK
lence, or cheapness for the quality. These selß
only by the case. Bridles, Collars and Harness,
double or single, always on hand, or made to or- -
der. We have the most experienced workmen."
All we ask is a trial. '' ' ' " " •
ATKINS, CARR Sc CO.
Maysvillc, Ga., June 17th, 1881.
I WILL keep on hand, in Jefferson, a full sup
of all sizes, and at prices to suit the times. Every
effort will be made to serve parties promptly and
satisfactorily. Respectfully. 1
apl 29 W. A. WORSHAM.
Harmony Grove High School.
r |MIE Fall Term of this school, will open on
X MOXD AY, July 18th, and will close October*
7th, 1881. Rates of tuition the same as hereto
fore. The tuition of pupils between the ages of
6 and IS will be credited by the pro rata of the
PuVdio School F.imte - *