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EXAMINE YOUR DATES.
We request each of our subscribers
to examine the address on his paper,
and particularly to observe the date
upon it. This date shows the' time up
to which the paper has been paid for.
Many ol* our subscribers will thus see
that "they have, paid in advance; but
there are many others who will dis
cover that they have not.
Sunny Side Cemetery.?As will tie
seen by a notice in another column the
Sunny'Sule Cemetery Company is now
offering lots for sale in their ground.
Several parties have already purchased
lots, and the indications are that many
more will be sold shortly. This ceme
tery fdls a long felt want in our com
munity as it was something that was
Only in Fun.?Sometime?! we poke
fun at candidates, and make light of
men running for office, but it is only in
fun! Seriously speaking, this is a very
important matter, and we are always
glad to see good men out for office.
There is no reflection in seeking posi
tion. Somebody has got to fill them, and
one man has as good a right as another,
and we do not wish to prejudice any
Democrat's claim to recognition.
PERSONAL.?We had the pleasure of
meeting Cap*". A. W: Davidson in our
office last Friday morning. The Cap
tain is traveling in the interest of
Messrs. H. E. Bucklen & Co., a large
drug house of Chicago, 111., who is for
tunate in securing the services of such
an accomplished and genial gentle
man as he is to represent them. We
commend Captain Davidson to the
brethren of the press as a gentleman in
every way worthy of their confidence.
Primary Wins.?The action of the
Courthouse ancl.the Citizens'Democrat
ic Clubs last Tuesday night on the pri
mary question show.-, pretty conclu
sively how the tow n Democracy stand?
on this important matter. The vote in
each club was substantially unanimous
for primary, and disposes of the silly
charge that" these clubs were wedded
to the old convention system. The
town has put the ball in motion, and
vre hope our country friends will keep
Respite Granted.?The Columbia
Record says the Governor has granted
a respite until August 6, to George
Hanes, colored, who was'convicted of
murder at the May, 18Sf>, term of Court'
for Orangeburg County and sentenced
by Judge Witherspoon to be hanged on
July 2,1886. Counsel for the prisoner
appeared before the Governor yester
day and gave satisfactory reasons for
asking further time in order that im
portant papers bearing on the case
might be filed.
The Press Association.?The State
Press Association of< South Carolina,
will meet at Spartanburg, on the 15th
instant. A grand time is anticipated,
nnd all drivers of the quill should be
present. Our good brethren of that
city says, "let us make it a full gather
ing, meet and mingle together in that
fraternal spirit which has always here
tofore characterized our meetings. We
feel assured that our young and zeal
ous new President will rival his dis
tinguished predecessor in his earnest
efforts to make his first annual meet
ing a grand and triumphant success.)
Let us aid him by our presence, one
and all." We would like to go, but we
.?re too poor.
Wesley an Female 1 x s t i t u t e,
Staunton, Virginia.?We call atten
tion to the advertisement of this popu
lar College tor young ladies. Rev. Dr.
W. A. Harris, President. It is located
:n one of the healthiest climates in the
world. It presents attractions not sur
passed by any similar College in the
Union. 'Buildings elegant. Scenery
beautiful. This school enjovs n na
tional reputation and is attended !>y
pupils from nineteen States. To all
pupils it is a refined and happy home
teaching sound learning, graceful ac
complishments, refined manners, econo
my in dress, and self-supporting vaca
tions for young ladies, its graduates
are its brightest ornaments, and are
sought far and wide as teachers. It
refers to over 1,000 pupils and patrons.
For catalogue write to Rev. Win. a.
Harris. Siaunton, Va.
Dangerous.?Kissing is dangerous
even among young people, though it is
said to be pleasant, but when one gets
to be old there is a different kind of
danger, and when ;i man gels old
enough ro be a grandfather it is time
to give it up. The case is reported of
a little boy two years old who was
taken to see his grandfather, Mr. John
D. Prince, at Fiatbush, N. Y., the ot her
day. Tho old gentleman was afflicted
with blood poisoning which affected
his throat and ears. When the little
boy ran to meet him, the grandfather
gave him a hearty kiss on the mouth.
Within a few days the child was found
to have malignant diptheria, from
which he died after two days' illness.
The case is one which is not unprece
dented, as similar ones have been re
corded U'i'ore, and it is not a good plan
for any one not in sound health and
vigor to kiss another, especially a child,
on the mouth. The children do not
like it, and indeed are apt to l>e disgust
ed, prebabiy from an instinct that there
is danger in such a kiss.
A Goon Subject koi: Judge
Lynch.?One of the worst outrages
that h is been committed in our county !
? for ninny years was enacted about two I
weck? ,iur" by a negro man calling him- i
self Paul Smith. On June28th he went
to the house of Lydia Sherrod. a colored j
woman who lives near Evans Mill in j
Providence Township, and, passing
hiiiist-ii off as a constable, arrested her ,
on some charge of his own nianufnc
ture. The woman, supposing herself
in the iiands of a legally constituted]
officer oi :he law, accompanied him.
When they readied a thick part of the I
woods, Smith seized the woman and I
attempted* to rape her. but Lydias cries j
alar: r d the scoundrel and lie desisted
from his nefarious purpose, nnd fled.
The n?xt lay he called on Darens Sum
mers, another eolored woman living in
the same leighborhood, and played t!;.> |
?ame gam?. This time lie was more
successful, and accomplished his hellish '
pyrpose if raping the woman. The!
night ai .? he raped her li<- visits! her j
h( use an i:?..?!<. ail the money she hail j
besides i pair of chickens. Trial .1 us-!
iice Bro wning lias issued a warrant for
those ?unurefand it is to be hoped that
he will be caught and punished.
OUR 5REVITY BASKET.
Filteil With Brief Mention of Many Minor
Events of the Week.
Cow for sale. See notice elsewhere.
It is a f Dregoi?e conclusion that we
are to have the primary this year.
The town clubs sends good sets of
delegates to the County Convgntion.
Mr.F. N.Brunson and wife have gone
on a two weeks' visit to Macon, Ga.
Don't forget the Festival on the
Presbyterian Church Lawn this/ even
ing. * ?
The man who expects to get an othce
this year without hard work is making
From all accounts the crop prospects
of our County are very bad, and getting
worse every day.
Mrs. Geo. H. Comelson and children
are spending some time on Sullivans
Island at the New Brighton.
If it rains this evening the Festival
at the Presbyterian Church Lawn will
be changed to the Edis-to Armory.
"Candidates will have to face the peo
ple this load of polls. Those who are
not gifted with gab will be at a dis
The ladies are requested to do their
shopping l>efore seven o'clock in the
afternoon as at that hour the stores
Last Sunday was the glorious Fourth
of duly, but Monday was observed by
those who observed the day at all in
Edgetield marches at the head of the
procession in the matter of candidates.
Nineteen announcements appear in the
Messrs. S. R. Mellichamp, Kirk
Robinson and Geo. V. Zeigler have
been elected deacons in the Orangeburg
As the fanners of Orangeburg Coun
ty are largely in the majority in the
Democratic party of the County they
have a perfect right to rule it.
Most of the present county ollicials
whose terms of ofliee expire this Fall,
will be candidates for re-election, if
Madame Rumor is to be believed.
We feel satisfied that our base ball
club will be pleased to bear that the
Sumter kickers were snowed under in
Columbia last Tuesday. As usual they
In these days of warm weather and
political excitement, let us all try to
keep as cool as possible, and exercise
charity, patience and forbearance to
wards each other.
The Rev. Holmes Dysinger. one of
the professors of Newherry College,
will preach in the Lutheran Church
next Sunday evening. The public are
cordially invited to attend.
Hon. C. G. Dantzler's speech at
Branchville last Thursday is very high
ly spoken of by all who heard it. Mr.
Dantzler is a talented young gentle
man, and is capable of making a good
We will wager a hat that Orangeburg
County has the most modest lot of
candidates in the State. Not one of
them can be induced to cotne out in the
public prints and say he wants an
"We understand that in some sections
of the county they are hunting a candi
date to oppose the eflieient Clerk of
Court at the next election. As there is
no vacancy in this ollice this year the
incumbent feels all serene..
Rev. T. M. Galphin preached a most
excellent sermon last Sunday night at
the Baptist Church on the subject of
taking the name of God in vain. Such
sermons do a great deal of good,"when
boldly preached as this one was.
The Times and Democrat is the
organ of the Democratic party of
Orangeburg County, and ever member
of the party who seeks ollice shall have
a fair, square chance so far as our col
umns are concerned, it makes no differ
ence what may be his feelings towards
Don't borrow your neighbor's paper.
Have a little public spirit about you.
Give 81.50 and have it sent you direct.
Then you will not feel that you arc
playing an underhand game or getting
your reading matter second" hand,
through the kindness of charitable
We understond that our School Com
missioner is in correspondence with
prominent educators with a view of
having a Teacher's Institute for whites
in our County during the latter part of
August. We hope that he will be able
to make the necessary arrangements
and have a successful Institute.
The last issue of the Seneca Free
Press announces that Mr. John C. Can
has sold the paper to a joint stock com
pany, and that the company has elected
Messrs. .John W. Todd and J. .T. Neville
as editors and publishers. The Free
Press has our liest wishes for increased
prosperity and usefulness under the
If the party who sent us the commu
nication last week signed "Hard
Worker" will send us his real name the
article will be published, otherwise it
will go into the waste basket. It is
strange that we have so often to repeat
that all articles written for publication
must be accompanied by the name of
the writer, or else they will not receive
A>: the School Commissioner is very
mmm taken up now in visiting schools
in the ?.?ountry, and will be absent from
town for the next two weeks on the
regular ollice days, he has appointed
the following days, during this time,
on which he will be in his office to at
tend to otllce business : Thursday, the
15th, Monday, the Ititli. and Tuesday,
the 2<ith. All concerned will please
take due notice.
1.18t of Letters.
List of unclaimed letters and postal
cards remaining in Post Ollice at Ur
angeburg. S. C, for the week ending
.luly 3, 1SSG:
S. G. Adams. E. T. J. .Vllvne, Jerome
Butler, Mrs. M. II. Barton, Mrs. Bur
gess, .John Ballebabor. Miss Sophia
Branch, W. C. Cobbs, Misper Cobbs,
James Drat on. Miss Sarah Dantzler,
Mrs. M. B. Edwards, care of J. F. Fel
der, Rev. R. F. Frieson, Miss Carrie
Goldsmith. Henry (Joodley, Fredrick
Hays. Mrs. Mary A. lnabiiiet. George
Anna Johnson, Miss Elizabeth Knight.
Miss Cora Mosely. Mrs. Sal lie II. Smith.
Loo Smoke. Mrs." W. M. Stoudemire. D.
Summos, Rev. .1. W. Taylor, -lohn \\ il
liams, care of Daniel Feinner,
Persons calling for these Letters or
Postal Cards will please say that they
F. A. ScniFFLEY, Postmaster.
Charleston's Chance at the
Narrow Gauge?Ninety-Six letter to
The News anil Courier : Charleston is
losing and Augusta is gaining in this
section. This is all brought about by
the new railroad now being run from
Greenv ille to Augusta via Ninety-Six.
This road will be in running order by
June 1.1887, as far as Ninety-Six from
the Augusta end. This road will be
pushed from Greenville across the
mountains to Knoxville. Tenn., and
Augusta will get all the cotton and
other produce of this part of the State
that Charleston should have. Then
when the Newberry and Augusta road
is completed that will bo another black
eve to Charleston. If Charleston will
help the Orangeburg people build a
road to connect with the Atlantic,
Greenville and Western railroad at
Johnston, on the Charlotte, Columbia
and Augusta railroad, then they would
have an equal chance with Augusta"
for the business done by the Atlantic,
Greenville and Western railway. If
they examine the map of the State they
will lind this a shorter route by'from
50 to Gu miles from Charleston to Green
ville than any other. The South Caro
lina railway would then do a big busi
ness in freight from Orangeburg to
Charleston that otherwise will go to
Augusta. Will "Charleston take ad
vantage of this opportunity and help
Orangeburg build this connecting link
and get their share of the business this
new road will open up, or will she re
fuse to do anything and let Augusta
get full control of another one of the
most important railroads in the State?
Charleston surely does not know what
Augusta will gain and she will lose by
the building of this Atlantic, Green
ville and Western railway.
Courthouse Democratic Club.?
This club met last Tuesday evening for
the purpose of reorganizing and elect
ing delegates to the County Conven
tion, which meets here on the 22d
instant. The first business transacted
was the election of ollicers, which re
sulted as follows : CG. Dantzler, Presi
dent: AV. B.: Thompson. First Yice
Presidcnt; Theo. Kohn, Second Yice
President; J.L. Sims, Secretary; J. G.
Vose, Treasurer; W. L. Glaze, Execu
tive Member. Mr. Dantzler on taking
the chair returned his thanks to the
club for the honor confered on him in
a few well chosen remarks, then an
nounced the club ready for business.
A motion was made and almost
unanimously carried that the club
instruct its delegates in favor of the
primary system of nominating candi
dates. There was only two dissenting
votes on this motion.
The election of delegates was then
gone into with the following result: J
F. Izlar, at large; T. M. liaysor, S. B.
Mellichamp, AV. L. Glaze, C. G. Dantz
ler. A. S. Hvdrick, G. AV. Brunson, J.S.
Alhergotti.'S. Dibble, W. L. Izlar, B. II.
Moss, W. J. DeTreville. dr., L W. Bow
man, J. II. Fowles, B. P. Slater and B.
Williamson. On motion the following
were declared alternates : J. L. Sims,
B. P. Izlar, M. O. Dantzler and Kirk
Mr. T. C. Albergotti, who served the
club for the past two years as Presi
dent, declined a re-election. The meet
ing was harmonious and enthusiastic.
Citizens' Democratic Cluij.?Pur
suant to call this club mut last Thwjflay
night for the purpose of reorgum**flg
and electing delegates to the Coitntv
Convention. A re-organization was
effected by the election of the following
ollicers : Dr. 0. B. Low man, President;
John II. Dukes, First Yice-President;
II. Kiggs, Second Y'ice-President; J. A.
Edwards,Secretary; P. M.SalJey, Treas
urer; Dr. 0. B. Lownyin, member Exe
An election for delegates resulted as
follows : J. II. Dukes, at large, 0. 11.
Luwman. J. B. Livingston, P. M.Sallev,
S. A. Dukes, AV. T. Lightfoot, A. L.
Dukes, ,J. AV. Low man, F. DeMars, A.
B. .Tosev, AV. II. '.'errvclear, S. J. Josey,
Win. M. Sain, J. A. Edwards. D. AV.
Avers. Messrs. E. F. Slater, B. II.
AVib-s. J. A. Williams, Anton Berg and
J. L. Evans were elected alternates.
The (dull voted unanimously in favor
of the primary system of nominating
The President then appointed the
Executive?AV. M.Sain, .1. Ii. Livings
ton and AV. T. Lightfoot.
Registration?A. B. .Tosev. ,f. AV. II.
Dukes and P. AV. Cantwell. .
The meeting was very harmonious
and everything passed off pleasantly.
Dr. 0. B. Lowman was honored with "a
re-election to the Presidency of the
club, this being his second term in that
An Important Decission.?Several
months ago the Town Council of
Laurens arrested, tried and convicted
Col. J. L. M. Irby, as be thought, in a
harsh, arbitrary and unjust manner,
and he promptly announced his inten
tion to appeal, which right they denied
him. He used what knowledge he had
of law, and did appeal to the Circuit
Court. Judge Hudson sustained.him,
and ordered him a new trial on the fol
lowing grounds: 1. That before any
person can be tried before the Council
he must be served with a.summons set
ting forth the time, the place and the
nature of the offense, at least five days
before trial. 2. That the defendant
was entitled to a trial by jury.
A Model Fa km.?The farm con
nected with Clatlin University is a
model of its kind. Recently we went
over it with the energetic manager,
Mr. .1. 15. Kelly, and was much pleased
I with the appearance of the crops. Mr.
i Kelly has under cultivation 53 acre corn,
123 acres cotton, besides potatoes, peas,
?c, in less quantities. The whole farm
? is as clean of grass and weeds as a well
Cultivated garden, and shows that Mr.
Kelly is a thoroughgoing farmer. If
* nothing happens from now out to pre
vent a good yield will be harvested.
Mr. Kelly is certainly the right man
j in the right place, and it would be well
i for the Clallin authorities to continue
! him in Iiis present place just as long as
I be will bold it_
Give the Candidates a Chance.- -
The A'' eville editors are kicking
against ;.,e custom of presenting sub
scription and begging papers to candi
dates. They say it looks like taking
advantage of a man's position and is
asking him to buy his way to their
favor and votes. It is in bad taste to
catch a candidate before a crowd and
make a demand on him for money to
build a church or .something of that
sort, when they had no claim whatever
on him. Candidates have a hard time
enough.. Do not impose a line on them !
in every neighborhood they visit in the j
way of subscriptions.
Oak Grove Academy.
Editor Times and Democrat:
By invitation we were present to
witness the annual exhibition of Oak
Grove Academy about seven miles
from Onvageburg. This school, we un
derstand, was established three years
ago with Rev. G. M. Tolson as Princi
pal. During this, the third year, it has
been under the principalship of Mr. G.
E. Stokes who was prepared at Sheri
dan's Classical School and subsequently
graduated at the Tennessee Normal
College. We are glad to see our young
college graduates locating in their na
tive county and State as teachers. "We
congratulate the people of that com
munity in securing the services of Mr.
Stokes, a young man of indomitable
perseverance and energy?thoroughly
alive to the best interests of education.
Although the morning of the 30th June
indicated a rainy day, yet people came
from all the surrounding country,
proving that our people in the rural
districts are aroused upon the subject
of education. The exercises consisted
of recitations by the girls, extract
speeches by the boys, and original
speeches by three young men of the
school. We liked the make-up of the
programme; it proved that the princi
pal's object was not to exhibit stage
acting but to show to the patrons the
result of thorough and honest work.
The students did well and in not a few
we saw the elements of the true orator.
Two prizes were offered to the two best
speakers; one among the smaller boys,
one among the larger boys, The com
mittee of decision, consisting of Rev.
Jno. E. Carlisle and Messrs. ? R. Melli
champ and II. G. Sheridan, Jr., after
having weighed the speeches of each
student decided that Master Johnie
Bair of the smaller boys, and Master
W. J. Zeigler of the, larger boys were
entitled to the prizes, which were de
livered to the boys by Mr. S. R. Melli
champ. The whole exhibition proved
the thorough and systematic training
of the students under Mr. Stokes' tui
tion. Rev. Jno. E. Carlisle and Mr. II.
G. Sheridan both addressed the audi
ence on the subject of education and
parental responsibility. These ad
dresses were timely and full of sound
thought and advice. The next came
was dinner?the richest and heaviest
table we ever had the pleasure to wit
ness and partake of. A more hospita
ble people?the farmers, their wives
and daughter??can not be found in
any section of our county. Social con
versations and amusements ended the
day. "We predict a bright future for
Oak Grove Academy. Junior.
Base Ball.?The Orangeburg and
Summerville Base Ball Clubs crossed
bats at the Base Ball Park last Mon
day afternoon, but the Orangeburg
Club was too much for their opponents,
and won by a score of 11 to b\ Both
clubs did solne excellent playing. The
catching of Mr. Way was very line and
put him in the front rank of amateur
base ballists. The following is the
orangeburg b. b. c.
a. b. It. b. ii. P. 0. a. e.
JelTord, p. 5 2 1 0 7 0
Dukes, rf. 5 1 ? 0 0 0
Ravsor. lb.... 5 2 2 11 0 1
Perryclear.lf. 5 l o o no
Sallev, cf. 5 2 2 it 0 0
Smoak, s s.... ? 1 1 0 2 2
Sistrurtk, 3b... 5 2 1 2 0 1
WaV,c. 5 0 1 12 4 4
Bull, N. II. 2b.v 4 0 1 2 2 1
Total 44 11 s? 27 15 9
summerville 15. 15. c.
A. B. II. 11. II. P. 0. A. e.
?J. Taylor, ss.. 5 1 1 2 7 2
Simonin, c_ 5 1 l 2 3 1
1. Zeigler. Ib.. ?l 1 14 0 0
S. Tavlor, r f.. 5 1 1 0 0 0
W. Zeigler, c f 4 u 0 0 0 o
Light foot, 3b. 4 1 1 2 13
Tighe.lf. 4 0 0 0 1 1
Braid, 21?. 4 0 I 3 0 2
Smith, p. 4 1 0 1 4 0
Total. 40 <*> 15 24 lfi 0
score BY inmxgs.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 S ?J
Orangeburg.. 13 3 2 u 0 o 2 *?11
Summerville.. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3* 1-ii
Two base hits?Jeffords, Smoak and
Total base hits?Orangeburg 11,Sum
Left on bases?Orangeburg 9; Sum
Struck out?by Jeffords 10; Smith 4.
First base on balls--Jeffords 1; Smith
Passed balls?Simonin 3.
Time of game?one hour and fifty
Umpire?B. F. Slater.
The New Law?The newspaper
fraternity congratulate themselves
over the new postal law recently put
in force by the post ollice department.
It makes the taking of a newspaper and
refusing to pay for the same, theft, and
any person guilty .of such action is
liable to criminal "proceedings the same
as if he had stolen goods to the amount
of the subscription. It is therefore,
not a very shrewd scheme to take a
newspaper from the postoffice for a year
and then inform the editor that "you
have never ordered it sent to vou.
Same Way all hie World Over.?
A student at the university in Ann
Arbor, Michigan, who applied for the
position of prescription clerk in a
Kansas drug store, received a reply, of
which the following is an extract:
"Perhaps you understand the nature of
a Drug Store in Kansas we Do Some
liquor business in a Rack Room By the
Drink our prescription trade Runs from
two to three thousand I'r year Some
Clerks objects to the Back Room trade
1 (live you the facts in the case So that
you will not be disappointed."
How to Get RidokCoukkoachks.
Au exchange gives the following reme
dy for these pests : Give the bug a
kind of phosphorate paste. A few of
the bugs cat some. Then those cock
roaches who do not get any set to work
and kill those who were fortunate
enough to get some, anil tear upon
their stomachs, so possessed are they to
get some of the paste. These bugs in
return are killed by others, until there
are no cockroaches left._
On Monday James N. Basemore, who
lives near Windsor, Bertie county,
X. ('.. and his son. Stone Basomore,
quarreled, and the son lired both bar
rels of a shotgun loaded with buckshot
into his father's body. He then broke
open the sate, took therefrom Sbou and
lied. The sheriff and a large posse are
scouring the country in search of him.
The lather is yet alive, but will die.
There is great* excitement over this
The STectlus Moiling Spring?.
Editor Tiin&f und Democrat :
It had been announced extensively
that there was to he a picnic at Boiling
Spring Camp Ground, last Saturday,
and combined with it, a farmers' meet
ing where Capt. J. Felder was to de
liver an address. Soon Saturday morn
ing we wended our way to the memo
rable place where many have drinked of
the cooling spring water, and had
spiritual blessings bestowed upon them.
We found several already there and
they were coming from every direction.
Mr." Felder was on hand, also Dr. J. C.
Ilolman. By eleven o'clock quite a
goodly crowd had gathered, among
them many ladies, looking their pretti
est, the first hitch in the proceedings
was when one of the Camp Ground
committee, and possibly more than one,
objected to the speaking under the
stand erected for preaching. But this
did not deter us.from enjoying the de
lectable pleasure of hearing the silvery
tongued farmers'. Near the spring a
door was laid upon th? ground, seats
provided for the ladies, and the speaking
began. Mr. J. T. C. Kennedy, the sec
retary of the Hebron Farmers' Club
introduced the speakers.
Mr. Felder was the iirst speaker. He
first explained his position in the far
mers' movement, then criticised the
newspapers for not publishing reports
of farmers' meetings, pictured the mil
lennium that would be brought about
[ when the farmers were all united, and
[ claimed to be the servant?not the dic
tator?of the people. At this point
there was one voriferous cheer. He
read the '"declaration of principles" of
the farmers' convention, and claimed
for farmers the right to discuss mat
ters pertaining to fanning; advocated
the primary election; said the farmers'
organization was not to'disband at the
end of the campaign, but was intended
to be permanent, lie hail organized
twelve clubs in the county and had ten
more on his hands to organize. When
clubs enough are organized will have a
county club composed of delegates from
the local clubs. It was our impression
that he apologized for the recommenda
tions of the farmers' convention, but
indirectly conveyed the idea that when
the power was great enough, legislation
would be demanded. He contrasted
1831) with 1880, and showed that in the
former year government expenses of
the State were $170,000 while now thev
are$2,000,000 annually. But he failed
to notice the great increase of popula
tion and taxable property which go
hand in hand with taxation. Said that
the architect of the State House re
commended a small appropriation for
recovering the State House, but the
legislature ignored this economical re
commendation and made an appropria
tion of 875,000 annually to finish the
State House according to the original
design. Criticised the free school sys
tem, stigmatized the free schools as a
curse and recommended that they be
abolished. Condemned free tuition in
the State University, and wanted that
8-10,000 naw used in sustaining it to be
added to the free school money. But
how this was to be done after the free
schools were abolished, he did not ex
plain. Compared our condition to that
of Ireland, and blamed bad legislation
with bringing it about. Paid his re
spects to the Scottish Loan Associa
tion, and in the langauge of "'Uncle
George" Tillman, "gave ;t a black eye."
And closed his speech by complaining
that all other callings had combined
against the farmers. A statement we
think he would find some difficulty in
Dr. j. C. Ilolman, next spoke. He
endorsed the farmers' movement, and
1 claimed that it would put straight
jackets on our legislators. Said farm
ers' clubs and Democratic clubs were
distinct. Admitted that legislation for
farmers was class legislation, but
claimed that whatbenelitted the farmer
benefitted all other classes. Said the
movement was non political but would
correct county abuses.
Uev. IX. B. Tarrant was the next and
last speaker. Declared himself com
mitted to the movement, and said it
would not divide the party. Compli
mented the party as being perfectly
honest, but it handled the people's
money and therefore needs watching.
Corroborated Mr. Felder's statements
concerning the State House and criti
cised the "State pride" which caused
the appropriation bill to become a law.
Said the Columbia ditch (canal) costs
annually 915,000 and is an outrage.
Paid his respects to the University, but
his position on that matter is well
known. Said he liked somethings the
farmers recommended, but could not
swallow the whole pill. Claimed that
there were not too many lawyers nor
doctors in the legislature"
At the close of Uev. Tarrant's speech
he was tho recipient of a handsome
bouquet. Speaking being over, the peo
ple repaired to the various tents to
partake of dinner, much to the disgust
of many who thought there was to be
a general table set for all indiscrimi
nately. Some considered the meeting
a success while others voted it a fail
ure. Xot being a farmer we have no
opinion to offer. Indkx.
< >);r;i V.? Cotton,
Editor Times and Democrat:
In a recent issue of your paper I no
ticed you claimed that L. S. Connor had
sent you a cotton bloom. As I dislike to
be misrepresented, even in so small a
matter. I offer this explanation : I did
send you a bloom on the day stated
With these lines : "As Kditors are sup
posed to know everything, please tell
us what this is." The bloom sent you
did not come out of the cotton field at
all, but from the gardeu, audit you
would have noticed closely you no
doubt would have conic to the conclu
sion that it grew on an okra stalk.
Moral. -Kditors either don't know
> everything or sometimes jump at con
L. S. CoNNoK.
To tell the honest truth about the
matter we did not look at the bloom
to see what it was. but just took it for
granted that our good friend had sent
us a cotton bloom and wanted it noticed
in the paper. Never having bad much
experience with okra or cotton, and as
the blooms are very similar, it would
be no great display of ignorance on our
part if we were to take one for the
other. Kditors, like farmers,and other
people, have a great many things to
Death <>k a Colokkd Democuat.?
Ccasar Wilson, an industrious colored
carpenter of our town, died last Friday
night of heart disease. He was about
fifty years of age, and has for many
years been a consistent Democrat. He
had the respect of the entire communi
RlJSr\ESS LOCALS .
.Soda Water, Soda Water at T. C.
Ginger Beer, Ginger Beer at T. C.
Who keeps the best Butter in town?
Cornelson has another lot of those
fine Hams in canvass.
Cornelson has just received a lot of
fresh family groceries.
Call at P. W. Cant well's and exam
ine his Kerosine Oil Banges.
Sweet Rolls and Botatoe Bread fresh
every day at T. C. Hubbell'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 Brunson's Ice House.
B. W. Cantwell has a fine lot ot
Crockery Ware at prices to suit all.
Just received a lot of fine Segars at a
reasonable price at.T. C. Hubbell's.
A full line of fancy and stapie Gro
ceries low down at Jas. Van' Tassel's.
Elegant patterns in Spring Calico
just received at the New York Store.
Stock taking is near at hand, and if
you want bargains go to Cornelson's.
Fresh Candies as cheap as can bo
purchased any where at T. C. Hubbell's.
Seed Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Ap
ples and Oranges at Jas. Van Ta?sels.
Two hundred pairs ladies fine slip
pers just received at the New York
Cornelson's Fancy Flour, called
Orange Mills, is the best in town. Ask
If you want bargains in Shoes ask at
Cornelson's, and he will show you how
to save money.
For Brooms. Baskets, Brushes,
Bowls, Bath Bricks, Raisins, &c., go to
P. W. Cantwell.
Go to Cornelson's and examine the
Dress Goods which he is selling at
fearfully low figures.
P. W. Cantwell has a large stock
of Guano Funnels which he will sell at
very low prices.
Cornelson is closing out his entire
Spring and Summer" Clothing and
Straw Hats. Call and get bargains.
T. C. Ilubbell will be supplied with
the finest Fruit and Candies in the
market for tHe holidays. Call and see
?Startling; but True.
Wills Point, Texas,December 1,1885.
Alter suffering for more than three
years with disease of the throat and
lungs, I got so low last spring I was en
tirely unable to do anything, and my
cough was so bad I scarcely"slept any
at night. My Druggist, Mr. H. F.
Goodnight, sent me a trial bottle of
Dr. Bosanko's Cough and Lung Syrup.
1 found relief, and after using six $1.00
bottles, I was entirely cured. J. M.
AVelden. Sold by Dr. J. G. Wannama
To Farmers- and Lumbermen.
Do not buy an Engine or Boiler of
any kind. Saw Mill, Blaner 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 yon money.
E. W. Screven,
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 offered. She receives a great va
riety of flowers and novelties all
through the season, and all orders en
trusted to her will receive prompt and
careful attention. Prices to suit the
Intending to have this Fall a larger
variety and stock than ever, of fancy
goods of all kinds, I desire in order to
make room and get the money, to sell
anything in the waj of Albums, Desks,
AVorkboxes, Music, Folios, Books, Pic- -
litres, Toys and Dolls at a sacrifice.
Don't miss this chance of buying beau
tiful goods and presents for less than
cost at Jos. Eros' Bazaar.
Money to Loan?Money to lend on
Beul Estate in Orangeburg Countv in a
sums from 8300 to 8300,000. Parties \
in Orangcburg Countv will please ap
ply to B. P. Izlar, Judge of Probate.
W. H. Duncan, Attorney at Law,
Barnwcll, S. C.
Fancy Paper, Wedding Cards. Books
and Stationery in general, Candies
fresh and cheap, the best five cent
Cigars, and last, not least, is the best
Soda Water possibly to be made no
matter where, to be found at Jos. Eros'
To keep cool during the aproaching
warm weather drink ice water kept in
Coolers bought from P. W. Cantwell,
in them the ice keeps longer, water
tastes better, and they are the best and
cheepest to be found." Call and exmine.
Children often wake in the night
with a burning fever, and the parent
is at a loss to divine the cause. Worms 'j
Worms ! arc at work. A dose of ShrUj
ner\s Indian Vermifuge is the or?
P. A. Lekvendahl, Hoot and Shoe
Maker, at Mrs. Adden's New Block.
Repairing doue in the neatest manner
and on the shorte?' ??or:ce. Also Har
ness Repairing do.. .
People wiio know what they are about,
will drink Soda Water, Lime Juice and
Ginger Ale at Jos. Eros' Fount, a safe
place to get those refreshing drinks
Pure Barley Malt Whiskey, absolute
ly free from fusel oil or other injurious
ingredients. For sale only at Jas. Van
If you are in need of Shoes for your
family, and want first-class goods, and
all warranted, get them at Cornelson's.
If you want a nice Hat for yourself
or boys call at Cornelson's, who has a
large and pretty line just in.
Duffy's pure Barley Malt Whiskey
the best tonic for invalids. For sale
only tit Jas. Van Tassel's.
Please leave your orders for Ice on
Order Slate at" I). X. Smith's Rook
"Lustre," the great metal polish for
silver ware, sold onlv by P. W. Cant