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EXAMINE YOUR DATES.
We request each of our subscribers
to examine the address on his paper,
and partioMlarly to observe the date
upon it. This date shows the time up
to which the paper has been paid for.
Many of our subscribers will thus see
that they have paid in advance; but
there are many others who will dis
cover that they have not.
Summer School.?Prof. Jas. S. Hey
ward, during the summer vacation,
will teach a limited class in mathema
tics, Latin, Greek, &c. This is an ex
cellent opportunity for boys preparing
for college. For particulars apply to
Tili: Telephone Gone? The Bell
Telephone Company, which lias been
conducting an exchange here for the
past two years, took out their instru
ments last Tuesday, and Orangeburg is
now without this great convenience.
We understand that another exchange
will be formed in a few days.
Pastqk Called.?The Rev. J. Q.
Wertz has accepted a call to become
the pastor of the Lutheran congrega
tion in town, and will enter upon the
discharge of his duties next Sunday.
Mr. Wertz is u good preacher, and we
congratulate the Lutheran congrega
tion on securing his services.
Graduated.?Last week the follow
ing young South Carolinians received
the degree of licentiate of instruction
from the Nashville Normal College:
Misses Rosa Estalla Frauklin and Har
riet Lula Hook, and Messrs. Edward
Earle Clement, Jacob Henry Feaster
and Robert Henry Sfcackhouse. Miss
Hook isanativeofOrangeburg County.
FntE Neap. Gi:.viiAMs.--The resi
dence of Dr. Henry Faust, about live
miles south of Graham's, was accident
aRy destroyed by fire last Thursday
afternoon about 3 o'clock. The roof of
the house is supposed to have been set
on fire by a spark from the chimney.
The entire contents of the building
w,ere saved. The loss is estimated at
$1,000 to 81.200. No insurance.
-Another Lawn Party?The young
ladies of the Guild propose giving
another Lawn Party on next Wednes
day evening, the ?tb instant, on the
lawn of Messrs. Izlar & Glaze's law
office, to which they cordially invite ye
lads and lasses, as well as ye olde folke.
Come, if you want to have an evening
of pleasure and enjoyment. Refresh
ments- will be served by yeyoungladies
in the best style. Don't* forget the
date and place.
He Has It.?The youth who parts
his hur at the equator, sucks the head
of a rattan cane, squints with dreamy
looking eyes through airy glasses,
wears No. 5 boots on No. 6 feet, sports
a double-breasted watch-chain to which
is anchored a S4 watch, wears a horse's
hoof :;carf-pin and sporting-dog studs
and says, "duce," "aw, yes, damme." has
a soft "thing in this hard world. He
wean; it in his hat just beneath his
unusually thick skuU.
A Warning.?The Augusta Chroni
cle publishes the following .as a warn
ing to wives who are in the habit of
searching their husband's pockets:
"While Mrs. C. C. "West was feeling in
her husband's vest pockets for a match,
a rattlesnake measuring over two feet
in length dropped out. Tho linine was
torn, and it is thought that the snake
was coiled under it. Colonel West
thinks it got into his pocket while he
was out fishing over two weeks ago."
Pr suing Ahead.?Work on the
Green Pond, Walterboro* and Branch
ville Railroad is still progressing as
rapidly und as satisfactorily as ever.
Considerably more than half of the en
tire route has been graded and the
crossties have been delivered at con-'
venient places along the road, so that
when che work of putting them down
is begun the task wiB be quite easy.
?Some say that the entire work will be
?complet'Xl by August 15, while others
say September 1.
Important DEcissiON.-The supreme
court has rendered a decision in a case
against the Abbeville county commis
sioners for payment for a bridge claimed
by the commissioners to be defective.
The court holds that the circuit court
has no original jurisdiction in cases
against counties. The decision will
prove of great benefit to the counties
as by it all claims are to be adjusted by
the county commissioners thems3lves,
leaving to the claimant howeves, the
?right of appeal to the circuit court.
A Step in the Right Direction ?
The New York and Charleston Ware
house and Steam Navigation Company
have executed a mortgage to secure the
issue of 81,500,000 six per cent, bonds,
the Central Trust Company, of New
York, being the trustee. The object is
to furnish the South Carolina Railway
Company with additional terminal and
steamship facilities. Now let the
merchants of Charleston reach out and
secure the business that legitimately
belongs to them, and then the old city
would be put on the highway to pros
Maruied.?We clip the following
from the Spart.anburg Herald of last
week : "Mr. S. J. Simpson went down
to Columbia last week and on Tuesday
was married to Miss Ella Simpson,
daughter of Chief Justice W. D. Simp
son. They returned to Spartanburg on
Thursday and left almost unmediately
?for Glenn's. The host of friends whom
Air. Simpson has made in Spartanburg
will ensure his wife a warm welcome
in our midst, even from those who have
not known her." Our hearty congratula
tions are extended to our young friend
and his bride. May their'life be one of
uninterrupted joy and happiness..
A Word kok tue Clerks.? There
are very tew people anywhere harder
worked than the clerks in the stores in
-Oruogeburg, and a cleverer set of fel
lows could scarcely be found in any
other town in the State. From early
morning till night, they serve their
employers with zeal and fidelity. Now,
during the warm months these faithful
employees need some recreation nnd
open-air exercise. Will not our mer
chants, the liberal-hearted we mean,
take this matter into consideration,
and arrange it so as to close their
stores early in the week. We are sure
the ladies will join us in this re
que:>t, and extend their intluence and
pationage to those who will give their
tired clerks a breathing speU.
OUR BREVITY BASKET.
Filled With Brief Mention of Many Minor
Events of the Week.
The school exhibitions are now be
ginning to come off.
Don't forget the Lawn Party next
Whom the gods love die young; but
the gods do not love spring chickens.
Everybody is hard at work, doing
their level best to* make a big crop this
Head our advertising columns?there
is always something instructive in
It is said that there are two hundred
different styles of ladies' hats this
Parties owning dogs would do well
to read the city ordinence in another
The City Council wants a dog catch
er. See "advertisement in another
The rst-ent heavy rains have done
considerable damage in some sections
of our county.
The Walterboro Sourthern Star
wants the white churches of that town
to buy a hearse.
The gauge of the Eutawville Rail
way was changed to the standard
width last Saturday.
Never visit a merchants store that
does not advertise. If he wanted you
to come he would invite you.
We are getting worried about the
candidates. Where are they? Does
no one want oflice this year?
Our New Serial Story "The Rank of
California" will commence in about
live \feeks. Now is the time to sub
Hon. Samuel Dibble, our able and
indefatiguable Representative in Con
gress, spent a few days in town during
the past week.
D. E. Hydrick. Esq.. was admitted
last week to the practice of law by the
Supreme Court. He passed a creditable
Miss Hattie I). Carson, of the Fork,
has placed us under obligations to her
by presenting us with a handsome
boquet of dowers.
Colonel J. J. Dargan, has invited the
farmers of Sumter to a picnic at States
burg on July 20. Wonder what oliics
the Colonel is after?
Our rates of advertising are very
low, and we arc surprised that more of
our live business men don't avail them
selves of this means of extending their
business. Try it.
The ordinance of baptism will be ad
ministered at the colored Baptist
Church by the Rev. S. W. Flein next
Sunday evening. The public are
cordiaily inVited to attend.
Mr. W. A. Hoffman, of Jamison, had
two children stunned by lightning last
Sunday afternoon. For a time it was
thought they were dead, but they
We tender our thanks to our young
friends, Mortimer Glover and M. D.
Murray, for an invitation to attend the
commencement of the South Carolina
College next month*
From a private note we learn that
our young and talented friend, Rev. II.
S- Wannamaker. during his vacation
from Yale, will fill a pulpit at Carring
William Brown, aged fourteen, and
Miss Anna Cooper, aged thirteen, were
married on the 16th instant at Durbin
Church, Laurens County. Wonder
where the parent of these children
Rev. J. H. Wilson, of Middle St.
Matthews, filled the pulpit of the
Lutheran Church last Sunday, morning
and evening. Mr. Wilson "is a good
preacher, and greatly beloved by the
people whom he serves.
The Times and Demockat has a
larger circulation now than it has ever
had at any previous time in its history,
and a larger circulation by several
hundred than any other paper ever
published in this County.
If you want to get your moneys full
worth always trade with a man that
advertises liberally. Such a man can
always be depended upon for fresh
goods also, as he sells four or five times
as many goods as the man that does
The StatcPress Association will hold
its annual meeting this year on the
July 13 at Spartanburg." After the
business is transacted they will take a
pleasure trip to Glenn Spirhgs, Hender
sonville, Asheville and probably other
places in Western North Carolina.
The Augusta Chronicle, of May 28th,
says : "Moonlight straw rides are be
coming quite popular among tho ladies
and gentlemen of our city. Almost
nightly parties are out in Conway's
wagon enjoying these most pleasant
rides." Where does Augusta get her
We had the pleasure of meeting in
our sanctum last Saturday Mr. A. C.
Laughlin, late Principal "of the St.
Matthews School. He is a gentleman
of culture and education, and proposes
organizing several classes in special
branches, such as German, French, &c,
during the summer.
The Marlboro Democrat says that the
country merchant must be a better in
formed man, in the matter of general
merchandize, than the city merchant,
and gives as a reason that the latter
need be posted on one branch only
while the former must be master of
the whole cirriculum.
Strangers must not think that there
are no other merchants in Orangeburg
but those that advertise in The Times
and Democrat. Not more than one
tenth of our merchants believe in
newspaper advertising. The other
nine-tenths advertises on the fences
and trees along the approaches to the
An accomplished lady reader of The
Times and Demockat. in a business
letter, says: "I congratulate you on
your paper. For once I can "read a
County paper to my taste." We appre
ciate such compliments as the above,
especially from the ladies, because they
always mean just what they say.
There are three kisses in a world of
miscellaneous kisses which may be
counted true?tbe kiss the mother
lightly lays upon her baby's dewy lips,
the kiss the mother gives her boy as he
goes forth into the world, and the kiss
we press upon the still, pale lips of the
dead. All the rest are like the straw
berries in the bottom of the basket?to
be taken with suspicion.
Kev. D. W. Cutting?On Saturday
afternoon, May 29tb, 1886, the Kev. D.
W. Cuttino departed this life, after an
illness of little more than a week. His
death was very unexpected, as few
knew of his sickness. On this account
he was deprived, during his last hours
of the presence and ministration of
nearly all of his children. Only two
of his sons reached home in time to at
tend his funeral. The funeral services
were conducted in the Santee -.Baptist
Church on Sunday afternoon, in the
presence of an immense congregation,
that had assembled to pay the last tri
bute of respect to this devout soldier of
the Cross. The qui vering lips and the
tearful eye of many, showed how
deeply thev felt the loss of their beloved
pastor. His body was reverently laid
to rest in the little cemetery, adjourn
ing the church, there to await the
second coming of our Lord Jesus, when
the mortal will be clothed with immor
tality. Mr. Cuttino was in thesixty
fifth year of his age, and for thirty-five
years*had been an active worker in the
Baptist ministry. For about fifteen
years he has been the pastor of the San
tee and Corinth . Baptist Churches,
situated in this county. The first
twenty years of his life were spent, we
think, mainly in Clarendon county. In
1874, the members of the Charleston
Baptist Association, showed their love
for and confidence in him, by electing
him Moderator of that large and influen
tial body, and continued him in that
position until his death. In 1876, he
was one of the principle leaders in the
movement which resulted in the or
ganization of the Orangeburg Baptisf
Sunday School Convention, of which
body "he was the first and the only
President, for the brethren had such
implicit confidence in him that they
continued to re-elect him from session
to session. He entered heartily into
every movement which had for its ob
ject the improvement of his fellow-men.
He was well fitted by nature, grace and
culture for the high and responsible
position he occupied, having received a
thorough education at the South Caro
lina College before the war and con
tinuing a devout and painstaking
student of God's Word till the day of
his death. His heart was full of love
for God and for man, it seemed to bub
ble up within him as a perennial foun
tain, this made him the delightful
companion, the sympathizing friend,
the faithful pastor and' the zealous
laborer in the Master's vineyard. He
has fallen at his post on the great bat
tle field and has gone before us to his
reward. Xo doubt, he is already en
joying the blessed communion of the
sainted dead, and has heard the voice
of Jesus saying : "Well done thou good
and faithful servant." We extend to
his bereaved family our deepest sympa
thy, with the fervent prayer that the
Holy Spirit may comfort their hearts
with the "exceeding great and precious
promises" of God's Word.
The Change of Guage.?Last
Tuesday was set apart for the change
of guage on the South Carolina Kail
way from five feet to four feet nine
inches. This road has 217 miles of track,
all of which was changed last Tues
day to the standard guage. The work
wa's done by a force of about 1,000 men,
and was pushed through with all possi
ble rapidity under the personal super
vision of Mr. James Trumble, the road
master, and Mr. J. IL Averill, the ma?
ter of transportation. The line'be
tween Charleston and Summerville was
divided into sections of one mile, to
each of which was assigned a foreman
and six men. The other parts of the
road were divided into sections of five
miles, each in charge of a foreman and
eighteen men. As soon as the work
was well under way test trains were
despatched from Branchville to Colum
bia and Augusta testing the track as It
was changed. Test trains also started
from Charleston in order to try the
main line, and the Lamb's branch"road.
Clear Days.?How many absolute
ly clear days do you suppose there are
in a year? You shake your head from
right to left and smile at such a ques
tion. To the ordinary person the
question seems like a trifling one, but
to the meteorologist the topic is of vast
importance. You might make a dozen
conjectures and not come anywhere
near the proper number. Guess how
many there were in 1885, and see how
near you come to figures.' January
furnished two, February five, and
March, as might have been expected,
none. April supplied four, while May
produced but one. Jnne, like March,
was unprolific. There was but one per
fectly clear day in July, and four in
August. September, the banner month
of the year, yielded seven, and October
came within one of being its equal' In
November there was one, and Decem
ber, with all its storm and bluster,
furnished two; total, thirty-three.
Commencement at Claflin Uni
versity.?The commencement exer
cises at the Claflin University began
Sunday, May 30, with a sermon by the
Kev. Bishop J. M. Waiden, D. D., LL.
D., president of the Freedman's Aid
Society. The annual sermon was de
livered by the Rev. Dr. Webster. The
Rev. K. S. Rust, D. D., LL. D., corres
ponding secretary of the Freedman's
Aid Society, preached a very able ser
mon at night. On Monday the exer
cises consisted of examinations in alge
bra and surveying, astronomy, Latin
and Greek, English grammar, English
and American history, French and
mechanical arts. At night there was a
lively contest in oratory for the Dun
ton prize. There was a large gathering
of visitors and trustees._
Iueif Captured.?-A young negro
man hid himself in the .store of Mr.
W. P. Dukes, of Rowesville. on last
Thursday evening just as the clerk was
closing up the store. During the night
he robbed the store of a lot of valuables,
and made his escape by breaking the
door. The loss was discovered by Mr.
Dukes Saturday morning, and suspi
cion pointed to the negro in question,
and. upon his being arrested, a con
siderable quantity of the stolen goods
was found in his possession. He has
made a full confession of the whole
matter. He has been lodged iu jail to
Death or Mrs. W. A. Sxell.?This
excellent lady died at the residence of
her step-father, mr. M. n. Rilev, of
Middle Township, Tuesday from
heart disease. M- Riiey was a consis
tent member of the Methodist Church,
and at the time of her death was about
thirty years old. She leaves a husband
and several children to mourn her loss.
She was a grand-daughter of Mr. Thos.
Collier, who is also quite ill from heart
Congaree, May, 24,1886.
A dot from our section of country
occasionally will tend to let our friends
know that we are still alive. The dry
weather which has for so long a time
kept our corn and cotton back has
ended, refreshing rains having visited us
and improved our prospects for a crop.
The rains in the up country have
caused a rise in the river, which has
damaged many bf the farmers consid
erably, and if the damage has been' as
great on the river above and below us,
as with us. it is truly a sad state of
affairs. The river commenced to rise
on Wednesday night, May 19, and con
tinued to rise until Saturday morning,
when the water was higher- than known
for many years. The mounds provided
in the swarhp for safety of stock during
high water were entirely covered, in
many cases high enough to swim the
stock, consequently the loss was heavy.
Mr. Jeffords and wife, Capt. E. W.
Brady's stock minder, who lives in a
house situated near the bank of the
river, on the Richland side, had to leave
his house and with his wife take safety
in a boat. Tbe following gentleman
are heavy loosers by this freshet. Capt.
E. W. Brady, loss in stock and grain
crop about $800; Mr. Derrill Brady, in
stock and grain crops $900; Capt. W.
D. Starling, in stock and grain crops
$3,000; Mr. H. C. Panlling, in stock and
grain crops 81,000; Mr. J. A. Furtick,
in stock and grain crops 875; John
Williams, in stock and grain crops
$800; making a total loss of about
$6,775. This is indeed heavy on these
1 gentlemen, some of whom have lost all
their corn and Will have to buy it back
to feed their hands and stock.
On Monday morning, May 16, Mr. D.
W. Baisle had his barn burnt, contain
ing about 1,800 pounds of fooder, 25
bushels peas and rice food. Supposed
to be the work of an incendiary. No
other news of interest, only we all are
getting a fine stand of cotton and plenty
of grass to contend with. Congaree.
, A Scene of Beauty.?Under the
starlight, in the grove of trees, sur
rounded with bright-hued Chinese lan
terns were gathered hundreds of the
patrons and friends of Miss R. S. Alber
gotti's School on Friday night last, to
witness the usual annual May festival.
The arrangements of stage," area for
exhibition, throne and floral decora
tions were very pretty. Seats sur
rounded the scene of mimic pomp on
which a delighted crowd waited the
debut of the Queen. Miss Jessie
Riggs had been elected to the royal
seat. Her charming attire, stately
crown, mock sceptre and gentle air
captivated the attention of every one.
The Maids of Honor, as pretty, stood
around. The school representing the
Seasons, Arts, Flowers, &c, by cos
tumes both appropriate and elegant,
performed the part of honoring the
Queen remarkably well. One by one
they advanced and reciting a flattering
address, or expressing a glad wish laid
their tributes at the foot of the throne.
The Queen modestly replied, then the
entire party marched by twos through
the area, around and back to their
places. Next followed a pleasant exhi
bition of Calisthenics, led by Miss
Fannie Moseley. The Pantomine was
lovely in the lamp light. Mr. and
Mrs..H. Kohn furnished the music
with their usual artistic excellence.
jAftc-r the exhibition the school and
patrons were marched to a bountiful
spread of nice things on a long table in
the grove where for a couple of hours
the light-hearted happy girls forgot
the labor of books, rejoicing as youth
only can in all that is innocent and
lovely. This school is one of the best
in the Stute._
Summer Rates of Travel.?The
News and Courier says that Col. D. C.
Allen received a day or two ago from
the secretary of the Southern passenger
committee the proof sheet of the
schedule of railway excursion rates for
the present season. The Southern
passenger committee met in Atlanta
on May 12 and was composed of repre
sentatives of all the railways in the
Southern States. The result of the de
liberations of the body will be publish
ed in a few days. By the new excur
sion rates adopted there will be very
little material change in the figures of
last year. The rate to Asheville via
Charlotte last season was $18. This
year it will be $17.30. When the Spar
tanburg and Asheville Road is com
pleted, which is expected to be about
the 1st of August, the rate will be $16.
The rates to points in Virginia are the
same, or nearly so, as they were last
summer. The rate to Hendersonville
has been fixed at $1 higher than the
costof the usual excursion ticket. There
is also an increase of ninety cents in
the price of tickets to Flat Rock. To
Greenville and Walhalla the rates will
be the same as last year. These tickets
are usually placed on sale about the
first of June. Owing, however, to the
condition of the up-country roads, it is
not likely that travel to the mountains
will begin untU the end of the coming
week. The cheap excursion train will
be run about the middle of August.
The rates for this two weeks' trip will
be about half the ordinary summer
The Cotton* Pickeii.?The board of
directors of the Mason cotton harvester
company of Charleston began proceed
ings on "Friday against Owen T. Bugg
and the United States cotton harvester
company of New York, inventors and
owners of a cotton harvesting machine.
The claim of the Mason company is for
injunction and damages on the ground
tbat Bugg's application for a patent on
the machine referred to was rejected
after a full hearing by the patent office,
and thai, the patent was granted to the
Mason company, and that Bugg having
been defeated in the patent office, has
infringed several of the Mason com
pany's patents in the construction of
his machine. Had it not been for the
trouble given by this man Bugg the
Mason picker would have been intro
duced last Fall.
Excursion to Charleston.?The
ollicers and members of Bethel Sunday
School propose going on an excursion
to Charleston on the 23d of June. The
price of tickets has been fixed at the
low rate of 81.00 for adults and fifty
cents for children. This excursion will
present an excellent opportunity for
those desiring to visit the city to do so.
Tickets for sale at Lowman A pukes.
Money to Loan.?Money to lend on
Real Estate in Orangeburg Countv in
sums from 8300 to $300,000. Parties
in Orangeburg County will please ap
ply to B. P. Izlar, Judge of Probate.
W. IL Duncan, Attorney at Law,
Barn well, S. C.
The farmers had planted and replant
ed, for there had been a long dry spell,
and the stands of cotton and corn, with
but few exceptions has been rather
bad. But the time for replanting has
past and every energy of the farmer
has been directed to the cultivation of
what of the crop is up. On "Wednes
day night, the 19th instant, a very
heavy rain storm terminated the
drouth, and many a grateful heart
throbbed with unspoken thankfulness
for the timely shower. There has not
been much grass, and the invigorated
plants are now pushing upward more
The usual monotonous routine of the
farmer's busy life was suspended on
Saturday, the 22nd instant, by* six or
eight neighboring families, for the pur
pose of enjoying a social party, in front
of the rrsidence of Mr. Wade Evans?a
location well shaded by towering pines,
interspersed with many large and
beautiful oaks, the coolness of its shade,
the freshness and purity of its atmos
spere and the composing influence of
its quiet scenery, making it a fit and
inviting site for rural recreation and
social enjoyment. For one day the
plow was laid aside, the sewing ma
cnine and stove forsaken, and little
boxes and baskets were packed, and
little faces wore bright and happy
smiles in anticipations of the rural
pleasures of the day. Fathers with
their dames and damsels, boy 3 and babes,
and young men, deserted their homes
to attend the sylvan feast. At 10
o'clock the Hatties, Sallies, Lulas,
Rosas, Maggies, Mollies, Doras, Annies,
Carries, Matties, Agneses and Alices
were upon the ground; and among
these flowers was an exotic?a beauti
ful Fairy?not a mythological fairy,
but a "real live" Fairy.
While the elder folks exhausted the
usual topics embracing agriculture,
horticulture, the weather and chickens,
the younger folks, in groups here and
there,, enjoyed the games usually
played on such occasions. At a little
distance from the main crowd an in
teresting scene was being enacted.
There was a very diminutive lake, on
its placid bosom a rickety canoe floated,
in which ladies and gentlemen were
riding. About 12 o'clock the canoe
landed, the ladies disembarked, the
Kirton fell, and the play was at an end.
But at some distance"from scene Xo.
1, the curtain rose on another very
interesting scene, viz: A long table,
the unpacking of the afore-mentioned
boxes and baskets, and the replenish
ing of the table with the most delicious
?well! we have already succeeded in
discussing the items of that subject,
suffice it to say a new game began?the
play of the elbow and mandibles. One
young lady thinking that the young
gentleman who praised the superior
excellency of her cake was only flatter
ing her, only becamed convinced that
he meant what he said after he had
generously -eaten eight slices. Some
how, after this game, we felt like big
ger folks. Jokes and anecdotes were
in order, and the diaphragm was vigor
ously convulsed for a while. At a later
hour the amusements of the young
rivited the attention of the older folks,
and our memories reverted to the past,
when we had been children and young
men and young ladies, and I was
almost tempted to wish I was young
again, when I glanced across the
grounds and saw Mrs. Mudelta looking
curiously at me; and I wondered what
she was thinking about?was she
thinking about the past too??and we
did not envy the young folks when we
thought that we were more blessed
than they; because they can only enjoy
the present while we enjoy the present
and the past. And when we look back
at the bright oases of our youth and
early manhood and womanhood truly
"distance lends enchantment to the
The day was enjoyed by all. The
domestic toils and cares which make
up the wear and tear of life were laid
aside for a few hours, and the social
intercourse of the day sent the blood
thrilling more warmly and charitably
through the,heart of each one on his or
her return home. Mudelta.
Dantzler, S. C, May 25,183(5.
Free tuition is the only and soul
cause of complaint on the part of the
Denominational Colleges and they have
courteously requested the Legislature
to remove" this objestionable feature,
whbh they refused. I asked one of
our representatives a reason for so
doing. He replied, it was hostility on
the part of the Denominational Schools
and an entering wedge to injure the
State College. I heard in our late
State convention, a blatant chap cry
out in the confusion, that the Metho
dist and Baptist want to tear down our
State College. There is hostility in
this educational conflict, but I deny
that there is any on the part of the
Denominational Colleges. The boot is
on the other leg. Xow, Mr. Editor, I
am a plain spoken man, I want to be
practical. I frequently meet on your
streets men, charging the Methodist
and Baptist of being prejudiced against
the State institution, because we object
to free tuition to wealthy students. I
want the friends of this college to pro
duce evidence or proof of this in your
columns, if you will give them space
in your columns. The reason I invite
them to discuss this subject in your
paper is, because i am slow of speech
and they double-team on me in the
streets. If they can show me any pre
judice or hostility on my part, I will
cease my opposition. If I am not bet
ter informed, 1 shall drive this "enter
ing wedge" with my ballot in the fall
election. I certainly prefer the De
nominational Colleges to the State In
stitution and have good and valid
reasons for it. I have in ante-bellum
dav persuaded relatives to patronize
Woflbrd instead of the South Carolina
College. Then the South Carolina
College charged tuition fees and could
claim educational advantages. I hard
ly think they have the cheek to claim
it in the present Institution. I wish
to be understood. I object to free
tuition, not to the poor, but to the rich
man's son. I cannot untierstand why
the Legislature should tax a poor man,
struggling for bread, to help educate
the rich man's son. It is. Mr. Editor,
absurd to this old F.vumek.
Be careful where you drink.vom
Soda Water. While it is the most health
ful and refreshing drink for the Sum
mer, it is only so when made by re
liable parties, from pure material, dis
pensed from a sound fountain in su
licient quantity to be always frei-di and
pure: otherwise its only sweet poison;
a safe place to drink is at Jos. Kros'
List of Letter?.
List of unclaimed letters and postal
cards remaining in Post Ofiice at Or
angeburg. S. C, for the week ending
Kose Br?wn care Irvin Connor, Mrs.
M. IL Boinest, Miss Minnie A. Bozard,
Mrs. Ii. F. Barton, Phielix Camadore,
Mrs. Ellen Clearking, Collins Frederick
care Jake Ziegler, Mrs. S. M. Fanning,
Bichmond Frierson, B. Green, S. V.
Ilolman, Edward Jinkens, John II.
Marshall, Miss Rosa Millar, Mrs. Har
riett Meats, Lizer McDonald, MissS.E.
Middleton, J. II. Porter. Thomas Ray
sor, J. F. Siegler, Miss Sally Sandiper
care Thos. Williams, Harriett Trevelle,
Mrs. Sarah Tvlor, S. W. Washington,
J. W. Williams.
Persons calling for these Letters or
Postal Cards will please say that thev
F. A. Sciiiffley, Postmaster.
The commencement exercises of Sheri
dan's Classical School will embrace the
21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th of this
month. Monday, Tuesday and Wed
nesday are set apart for the public
examination of the students. The
Annual debate of the Hampton Liter
ary Society will take place on Thursdav
night, and the Annual Exhibition of the
School will take place on Friday night.
To all these exercises the public are
earnestly invited. The school building
will be utilized for the entire exercises.
Other information will be published at
an early day. H. G. Sheridan, Jr.,
Secretary of Faculty.
June 1st, 1886.
JUiSirVESS LOCALS .
Soda Water, Soda Water at T. C.
Ginger Beer, Ginger Reer at T. C.
Cornelson has another lot of those
nice pig hams.
Zephyr single and double in all
shades at Cornelson's.
Rick Rack Braid, looped and plain in
all sizes at Cornelson's.
Cornelson has the largest and best
selected shoe stock in town.
Call at P. W. Cant well's and exam
ine his Kerosine Oil Ranges.
Sweet Rolls and Potatoe Bread fresh
every day at T. G. Ilubbell's.
The most elegant line of Gents and
Ladies Hosiery, at Cornelson's.
2000 yds Fruit of the Loom just re
ceived at the New York Store.
Fresh Car Load of Ice has been re
ceived at Branson's Ice House.
P. W. Cantwell has a fine lot ot
Crockery Ware at prices to suit all.
Just received a lot of line Segars at a
reasonable price at T. C. Ilubbell's.
A full line, of fancy and staple Gro
ceries low down at Jas. Van Tassel's.
Elegant patterns in Spring Calico
just received at the New York Store.
Fresh Candies as cheap as can be
purchased any where at T. C. Hubbell's.
Cornelson's Dress Goods stock is
beautiful. Call early and get bargains.
Seed Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Ap
ples and Oranges at Jas. Van Tassels.
Two hundred pairs ladies fine slip
pers just received at the New York
Fon Brooms, Baskets, Brushes,
Bowls, Bath Bricks, Baisins, &c, go to
P. W. Cantwell.
P. W. Cantwell has a large stock
of Guano Funnels which he will seU at
very "low prices.
T. C. Hubbell will be supplied with'
the finest Fruit and Candies in the
market for the holidays. Call and see
To Farmers and Lumbermen.
Do not buy an Engine or Boiler of
any kind, Saw Mill, Planer or Grain
Mills until you have invested one cent
postal card writing for prices and
Purchasers are often surprised at the
low prices I can make for them.
I answer inquiries promptly and can
often save you money.
E. W. Scheven,
Southern Manager, Columbia, S. C.
To the Ladies.?Mrs. L. M. Smoak
begs to inform her friends and the
public generally that her stock of Mil
linery and Fancy Goods this season is
the largest and handsomest she has
ever ottered. She receives a great va
riety of flowers and novelties aU
through the season, and all orders en
trusted to her will receive prompt and
careful attention. Prices to suit the
You ought to know it by now that
Jos. Eros is Headquarters for Candies
of all kinds, fresh and cheaper then
any where. Also, if you value your
health, drink Soda Water at Eros'
fount. A pleasant, and sure remedy
for headache is Ginger and Lime Juice
5 cents. _
Will be sold at any reasonable price
on account of scarceity of money, stock
of fancy goods of all description, pre
sents "for any occasion, Albums.
Workboxes, Desks, Books, Music, Birth
day Cards, no matter what it is call at
Jos. Eros's and get it at your own price.
Mothers, think of the battle that is
being waged by worms against the life
of your child. There is no night of rest
with them; they tight to kill. Shriner's
Indian Vermifuge will annihilate them.
Only 25 cents a bottle._
P. A. Lefvendahl, Root and Shoe
Maker, at Mrs. Adden's New Block.
Repairing done in the neatest manner
and on the shortest notice. Also Har
Pure Barley Malt Whiskey, absolute
ly free from fusel oil or other injurious
ingredients. For sale onlv at Jas. Van
Ask for Cornelson's 83.0U Shoes for
gents. They are ilrst-class and every
pair warranted to be equal to hand
If von are in need of Shoes for your
family, and want first-class goods, and
all warranted. geMhoni at Cornelson's.
If you wantTinice Hat lor yourself
or boys call at Cornelson's, who has a
large and pretty line just in.
DulTv's pure Barley Malt Whiskey
the best tunic for invalids. For sale
only at Jas. Van Tassels.
Please leave your orders for Ice on
Order Slate at" D. X. Smith's Rook
"Lustro," the great metal polish for
silver ware, sohl univ by P. W. Cant