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benefit vry APPOIXTMEXT TO THE
Citadel.?The 12th day of September
has been fixed upon for examination in
the various counties lor beneticiury ap
pointments to cadetshipsin, the Citadel
Academy at Charleston. Orangeburg is
entitled to one of the forty-one vacan
cies. Some of our young men should
go in for the prize.
TilE eutawville railroad.- -The
railroad commissioners have examined
and excepted this road us far as Vance's.
It should be mentioned that the road
is already graded as far as Elloree. and
the iron' is being rapidlv put down.
Large and tasteful stationhouses and
capacious guano sheds are building at
the new stations. Purler's and Elloree.
The McCoemick Machine.- -We
call the attention of our farmers to the
advertisement of Air. G. W. Wanna
maker, who is the agent for these ma
chines in our County. An examina
tion of these machines will at once
prove their utility, and we would like
to see their .general introduction into
the State. Write to Mr. Wannainaker
for circulars and full particulars con
Fine Pears.?Mr. W. F. Dantzler,
of Middle St. Matthews, left at our
office last Monday five of the finest
pears we ever saw in our lives. The
five weighed four pounds and were all
on one little limb. They were raised
by Mr. Dantzler himself, and certainly
proves that our soil is suitable for the
production of the most choice fruits.
Such pears would bring fancy prices if
put on the market.
A 'iVORD tu correspondents.?
When we first went into the newspa
per business we determined that we
?would not publish any communication
?with the words spelled after the Josh
Billing^' style, this rule wc propose to
stick to. This will explain why sever
al recent communications written in
that style has not appeared and we hope
all correspondents will take a note "of
this, and govern themselves according*
Death of Dr. W. W. Waxxamakek.
This ..: t excellent citizen died last
Monday at his home near Lewisville.
lie had .been ailing for some time..but
none of his friends in this section had
:tny ide.i Mutt his end was so near, and
the announcement of his death was a
grejxt shack to them. Dr. Wannainaker
was a good, true man, and his death will
be ;i sad blow to a large circle of rela
tives and friends, lie was about sixty
years ui age.
An Appreciated Complimext.?
The Augusta Chronicle, which is one
of the best dailies published in the
South, pays our paper this compliment:
"One of the most ably edited papers
coming into the Chronicle ortice is] The
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
The art of condensation is thoroughly
mastered by its publisher, und the me
chanical u6 well as the clerical work on
the sheet gives evidence of ability, cure
and diligence. Success to The Times
Burnt to Death.?Ella Sannclers, a
colored jiri, aged about 11 years, living
on Russell street, just beyond Railroad
Avenue, was accidentally burned to
death on Wednesday, the'llth instant,
by the explosion of a kerosene oil can.
Her parents went that day on an
excursion to Charleston, leaving Ella
and a number of other children in the
house, in attempting to kindle lire at
noon the unfortunate girl carelessly
poured the oil from the can upon the
wood, which suddenly ignited and soon
enveloped her in flames. She lived
sever?.! hours in great agony after the
The Governor Says so.?During
the afternoon of the day of the Vance's
picnic Gov. Richardson, Geii. I/.lar.
Hon. Samuel Dibble, President Barkley
and the editor of The Times and
Democrat were given a little colla
tion by Mr. and Mrs. Dan J. A vinger. at
their residence. At this collation the
wire served was manufactured by
Mrs. A vinger herself, and was pro
nounced by the Governor to be the
best domestic wine he had ever sam
pled and equal to the imported article.
All agreed to this being tiie case, and
alter toasting the generous host and
hostess the pleasant little '.vine party
Refotoi Needed.?That young man
is certainly right who asserts that there
is nothing in the world that better
shows the tendency of mankind to run
in a rut than the architecture of the
modern shirt. For years men's vests
have been buttoned almost up to the
chin, and the little piece vl shirt front
that would be left exposed has been
covered by a necktie. And yet men go
on wearing shirts with fronts down to
the wai ;t. utarched and ironed till thev
are as stiff as a boiler plate, and they
pay every week for getting two or three
of thesp things carefully polished. A
man might as well have the bade of
'iis vc .t. laundried every w >ek.
AN r.Nl OKTUXATE Eltll HI. all
uniY?rtuuat< typographical srror,"' ex
plains tin :ontrite editor of a Dakota
pai' :. "wi were made to say last week j
that our distinguished townsman.
Prof. Kennedy, was -about to rig up a j
nobby babboon for the comfort and ;
enjoy m-til ?f hi.-- daughter o her v.vd- j
ding trip ov<* the prairi.-. What we
meant to ?ay was* a no' by balloon.
V" ? vrit I his wit!? i ar left hand,
whi! ? Iviiur on our spare bed. with one]
e>v alii' l\ closed ?ml the ?liier hand
pai ? ?!. '.dun iii\erl'eii chair across I
? ' i- i ?? !i L*"i- . writing-, tide. 'J'iic
i-x; ..t l :;r - grc* for the blunder
be :::v:?un?.i bj the ?li::ici:ltit-s we
mi". ? sui.nute-! i.: pt-:s:n:ig ilii.* v\
;>:? . Tin r-xe ;; swisonj
is at ham.!. ,:* always is about this
t: ??? ir. Thi'V\'c is an I
Institution of oMveivilizat: :. 11 began j
rudely. .'; lir-t startdi an ox carl
vu* a wag'.ui. itpioddeda! v...-until the j
siCi'.ui'HKtts and railroads came. Then
it commenced to expand, and it has
>:?:???? developed niarv?'lou>ly. and kept j
steady paiv v.'iilt the iaei .-aVi.ig faciii
tics and mforis of travel. At pre
sent it claims the earth.nm! the waters!
of the earth, and there is scarcely a
plr,:,'i! of importance in the world that j
it Iocs n ,4* roach. T! ? facilities for
;ravel an the very best. and the excur
sion enterprises are in the hands of
men wh fully understand tiieir i>usi-|
uess. The present season promises to
be one of unusual attractiveness. |
OUR BREVITY BASKET.
I Filled With RrlefMentlon of Many Minor
Event* of tho Week.
This is the time of the year when the
word malaria covers a multitude of
laziness. - \
Mr. John H. Livingston, of Ocala,
I Fla., will please accept our thanks for
late Florida papers.
The compliments that are being con
stantly paid Tiie Times axd Demo
crat are certainly encouraging to us.
When a fellow wants an oflice right
had it don't take much persuasion on
the part of the people to bring him out.
We are indebted to the ladies of the
Lutheran congregation for a kind re
niemheranee in the shape of cake and
Mellichamp's High School opens
again on Monday, September 6th. Send
immediately for catalogue for full in
Who will be left out in the cold? All
the candidates can't be elected but
those that are not can wait two years
and try it again.
Ex-Representative B. G. Frederick is
out for the Legislature. He made a
good member before and will do so
again, if elected.
Having experienced recently what
summer is, we feel that we can get
along very comfortably without any
more of it until 1887.
Mr. W. A. Mackay is announced for
County Commissioner. Mr. Mackay is
an excellent man, and would make a
Mr. E. H. Houser is announced as a
candidate for School Commissioner in
this issue. If elected he will no doubt
make an acceptable ollicer.
At the earnest solicitation of his
many friends Capt. J. II. Felder allows
his name to be used in connection with
a seat in the Legislature.
The ladies of the Lutheran congrega
tion requests us to return thanks to
those who favored them with their
patronage at the late festival.
Mr. F. F. Fairy, of Branchville, is
announced in this issue as a candidate
for County Commissioner. In making
up your ticket consider his name.
Mr. 1). A. Porter, of Elizabeth Town
ship,-unnounces himself as a candidate
in this issue for County Commissioner.
He will make a good one if elected.
A ?erkely County lady subscribed to
The Times axd Democrat the other
day, and paid her subscription to Janu
ary 1,18iH). We appreciate such friends.
The Monument Committee appointed
by the Survivor's meeting at Rranch
ville are requested to meet at the Court
house in this place on the 28th instant.
Mr. Daniel J. Avinger, of Vance s,
has very much improved his store by
adding an additional story. He'is a
live merchant and is doing a fine busi
The friends of Mr. A. J. Hydrick
nominates him in this issue for School
Commissioner. Mr. Hydrick is a young,
active man. and would make a good
Between the men who have a pen
chant for notoriety and the chronic
grumblers and would-be critics, the
quill driver of a rural newspaper has a
As will be seen* by reference to our
candidate's column the name of Mr. F.
I. Gates is presented for County Com
missioner. Mr. Gates would make a
good oflicer if elected.
August and September are the sick
liest months of the year. Clean
premises, personal cleanliness and pru
dence in diet will do much to preserve
the health of the home circle.
We understand that a few candi
dates in this county are trying their
luck on the "still hunt" plan?making
no announcement of their intention to
run except to a few of their friends.
Dr. Jno. C. Holinan, of the Fork, is
announced in this issue for a seat in
the Legislature. The Doctor had some
legislative experience, having served
one term in the house some years ago.
Seven tramps were recently taken
forcibly from the jail at Salida, Col.,
by members of the Citizen's League,
Hogged, and then set free. This would
be a good plan for Orangeburg to adopt.
Oussie Dantzler Bozard, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Bozard a very interest
ing lad, died on the 7th instant. He
j was ten years old and will be sadly
missed by his parents, who idolized
The friends of Mr. J..J. Antley, of
the Fork, are pressing him for a seat in
the Legislature. Mr. Antley was a
gallant Confederate soldier, "and will
be an independent, fearless member if
A. S. Ilibbler, colored, is announced
in this issue as a candidate for County
Commissioner. Ilibbler was one of the
first colored men in the County to join
the Democratic party, and is qualified
for the oflice.*
School Commissioner S. R. Melli
chanip is put in nomination in this
issue by his friends for re-election. Mr.
Mellichanip has made a good ollicer,
and we fully endorse what is .said in
the card nominating him.
Yates Snowden, Esq? of the News
Courier staff, represented that paper at
the railroad meeting at Vance's last
Thursday. He is a talented young
gentleman and is in every way qualifi
ed ror t'e' responsiblepositionhcholds.
F. 15. Miller, Esq.. one of tho veteran
newspaper men of Charleston, attend
cd the railroad meeting at Vance's as
the representative of the Charleston
Dispatch ii-l Thursday. We were
pleased to incel this old friend of boy
Marshall .lone ? announce:; himself as
;i candidate l'ur the place uii the legis
lative ticket t" he filled by a colored
man. lie is undoubtedly one of the
Lest colored iiiimj in the county and
would be a good representative of his
race in the Legislature.
We learn that Mr. James T. Bacon
und Mr. .lohn R. Durisoc have pur
chased the Edgelield Chronicle, and
once more Uro. Bacon's trenchant pen
will be wielded in behalf of Democracy
and goo l government. We wish our
friends all possible success.
The friends of Mr. L. S. Connor
announce him as a candidate for the
Legislature in this issue. Mr. Connor
was at one time a member of tho Board j
of County Commissioners, and dis
charged the duti .'.s of that oflice faith
fully and well. lie would make equal-1
ly as useful a member of the Legisla
School Trustees Meeting.?As a
result of a correspondence between
School Commissioner Mellichamp and
State Superintendent Coward, the lat
ter has appointed Friday, September
3d, as a day to address the Public
School Trusjtees of our County upon
their duties* and responsibilities. Col. I
Coward being an eloquent speaker and
thoroughly acquainted with the needs
and workings of the Public School
system his address will be particularly
interesting and valuable to the School
Trustees, especially on the eve of the
opening of the new school year. The
Trustees will also have the opportunity
of witnessing the proceedings of the
Teachers'Institute, and,by their pres
ence, give encouragement where it
will be greatly appreciated. The office
of School Trustees being so important,
and having so much to do with the
management of the schools, a meeting
of this kind is certainly a step in the
right direction. At the last Trustees
meeting held in our County Col. Coward
was delighted and remarked to our
School Commissioner that he could be
afforded no better opportunity of doing
good in the school line than at such
meetings. We hope, therefore, that
every School Trustee in our County
will be present at this meeting.
Sometime.?Ah ! sad and dreary
must be the heart to which that word
"sometime" brings no joyful anticipa
tion. To the most of us it is a sweet
song, murmuring to and fro among the
topmost boughs of hope, tilling the
whole air with such joy and gladness
as do the songs of the birds when the
summer morning comes out of the
darkness, and a day is born again to
the world. It is a posseseion of the
future. There is the soft music, and
the sweet, fragrant Ilowers which our
hands would fain grasp, while now we
can only catch the faint perfume, and
hear the melody as a far-off strain. To
one this possession is a homestead over
whose rooxno shadow falls, over whose
threshold no voice of sokow is ever
heard, to another it is a palace built
upon eternal hills, proud in grandeur
of spires and pinnacles; again, to the
worn and weary it is a season of com
plete rest, and to all it is an untiring
enjoyment. It is a most lit subject for
the most fervent petition, to pray tobe
delivered from the despair which comes
when hop? in the future, in the "sweet
sometime.'' is lost._
Democratic Executive Commit
tee.?An important meeting of the
Democratic executive committee of
this county was held at the Courthouse
last Wednesday week. The meeting
was well attended, and quite a number
of matters relating to the coming cam
paign received the earnest and careful
consideration of the committee. Final
arrangements were, completed for con
ducting the primary election on the
14th of September next A number of
public meetings were arranged in dif
ferent parts of the county as follows:
Friday. August 20th, S P. M., at the
Saturday, August 21, St. Matthews.
Saturday, August 28, Beaver Creek
Friday, September 3, Evans' Mill.
Tuesday, September 7, Easterlin's
Mill. *' ?
Thursday, September 9, Branchville.
It would be well to clip this out and
keep it for reference. _
Glad ok It.?Base Ball inthcSoirtri
ern League has become so disreputable
that the Augusta Chronicle congratu
lates itself on being out of the League
and says: The conduct on the ball
ground has become so disgraceful in
the Southern League that gentlemen
are ashamed to have their names con
nected with the clubs. There seems to
be great dissatisfaction in the Southern
League. Atlanta, it is alleged, robbed
Charleston Friday and the newspapers
are "madder than hornets." See the
head-lines in one issue of the Savan
nah News: "Base ball in disgrace.
Atlanta permitted to do as she phases.
Charleston robbed outright after she
had a game in hor Dwn hands. No
league umpires to be allowed to offici
ate any more this season. President
Proudflt and. the League Directors1
silent." It is' evident that there will
be no professional base ball in the
Struck by Lightning.?Last Sun
day night about 8 o'clock during the
heavy electric storm that passed over
the town the telegraph operator's room
at the depot was entered by lightning
by means of the telephone wires which
smashed things up generally. The op
erator was knocked down" and other
gentlemen in the room were shockeJ,
but we .are glad to say none of them
were seriously hurt. The lightning
smashed up the telephone connection,
broke one or two lamps and tables and
scared nearly every one in the room to
death. The accident must have been
caused by the safety plug being left out
of the telephone, as none of the other
telephones in town, all of which had in
the safety plugs, were injured.
The Teachers' Ixstitute.?We
cannot impress too strongly upon the
teachers and the public generally, the
importance of taking an interest in the
coming County Teachers' Institute.
We hope the teachers throughout the
County an; making their arrangements
to come. We hope our citizens too will
show their interest by their presence
at tho exercises as often as they can.
Dr. .loynes of the South Carolina Col
lege will deliver two lectures in the
evening.--., and his reputation as a
scholar and lecturer will certainly
draw largo audiences. The School
Commissioner is also trying to .secure
(\ ixisi:i:ssn"ix.?!. < '<>xvkxtiox.?The
Democratic Congressional Convention
meets here to-day for the purpose of
nominating ;i candidate for Congress
from the Firs! District. The conven
tion consi.st.s c.i ildk-jEjatcs Irom Charles
ton, Colleton, Lexington, Berkeley and
Onuurebur;r< ounties. We feel satisfied
thai its work will be for the best inter
est of the Democracy and of the whole
people. We welcome the Convention
iu our midst and hope that all the dele
gates will be well pleased with their
visit to our city.
Tin: exercises of Sheridan's (lassieal
School will be resumed on the first
Monday of Sept einher? at !' A. M. Let
your children report tor duly on first
day of session. Miss Donie Black, a
graduate of Columbia Female College,
will lake charge of Uirl's Department
ami also give instructions in Calesthe
niCS. ILO. SHERIDAN' JR.,
See notice oi store to rent on Russell
A PLEASANT OCCASION.
An Excursion Over the Kutawville Itnll
rottd to Vance's.
Last Thursday morning a number of
our citizens boarded the 8.12 train for
an excursion.to Vance's to participate
with our friends of that section in a
picnic given in honor of the completion
of the Eutawville Railroad to that
point. On the train the party met Col.
John Peter Richardson, who was on
hi3 way to the same place. The Orange
burg party immediately captured the
next Governor of the State and we till
proceeded on together. About 0.30 the
party reached Pregnall's, where they
changed cars for Vance's. They board
ed the train which, in a tew moments,
after a quick run of four miles through
Four Hole Swamp, stopped at Harley
ville, a nourishing little village, en
livened with the buzz and whirring of
the large saw mills of Knight & Ray
sor, and the carpenters at work on the
handsome new residence of Mr. Thomas
Raysor. Eleven miles further they
reached Peake's, a flag station, and one
mile more brought them to Holly Hill,
the metropolis of upper Goose Creek.
Here signs of progress and improve
ment were seen in the new and spaci
ous stores of Utsey & Way and Dr.
Gillmore, and the new private resi
dences of Mr. John Dantzler and Mr.
PinckneyJ Way. Three miles more?a
shrill whistle, and the brakeman yells
out, "Connor's!" Here were seen the
best crops since the start, though the
cotton and highland rice along the
whole line of the Eutawville Road
give evidence of the great fertility of
the soil and energy of the farmers. *A
run of three miles more brought the
excursionists to Eutawville. The
station is just beyond the outskirts of
the well-known pineland village, and
within a few miles of the famous bat
tle-field and springs. Four and a half
miles further is Bull's and a run of a
mile and a* half brings the party to
Vance's. A committee of citizens of
Vance's, consisting of Messrs. G. M.
Xorris, D. J. A vinger, T. L. and E. L.
Dantzler, had made ample arrange
ments for the reception and comfort of
the visitors, and a large stage, numer
ous benches and a long table had been put
up under the pines. About an hour be
fore the arrival of the Orangeburg party
a train bringing distinguished visi
tors from Charleston had arrived.
Among them were President Bark
ley, Col. S. B. Bickens, Ex-Gov. Bon
ham, Railroad Commissioners Jervcy
and Duncan, Mr. Pregnall, B. S. Prin
gle, and others. An hour or so after
the arrival on the ground, one and all
assembled around the stage, on which
were seated the speakers of the day, the
officers of the railroads and prominent
citizens. Mr. J. F. Xorris was called to
the chair and Prof. Connor requested
to act as secretary. Mr. Xorris, after a
few v fitting remarks, introduced Ex
Governor Bonham, chairman of the
railroad commission, to the audience,
which numbered fully seven hundred.
Gen. Bonham was followed by Col. J.
P. Richardson, Congressman "Samuel
Dibble, Gen. J. F. Mar, Col. D. P. Dun
can, Messrs. Thos. M. Baysor and C. G.
Dantzler, members of the Legislature
from Orangcburg County. One and
all spoke in unmeasured terms of the
energy, good judgement and public
spirit jjwhich had animated Mr. B. C.
Barkley, the founder of the road, and
of the gratitude which was due him
from the entire section; of the active
and willing co-operation which the
farmers and merchants along the line,
had lent the enterprise, and of the
power for good?material, social, mor
al and political?which the Eutawville
Railroad would be to all living along
its line. The addresses were well con
ceived and gracefully delivered. Just
before the party left the stand Miss S. C.
Stocker presented Capt. Barkley with
a handsome cake on behalf of his ad
mirers, which the gallant Captain re
ceived with his usual grace and digni
ty. After the speaking was over an
elegant dinner was served by the ladies,
which was one of the best ever seen on
such occasions, and, which was largely
enjoyed by all present. After vainly
endeavoring to clear the table of the
many good things on it, the crowd
gave up the job and dispersed to differ
ent portions of the ground, where the
railroad and its possibilities were dis
cussed in all its various shades and
bearings. Soon music struck up under
the depot shed, and the'young people
gathered to pay their respects to the
godess of the dance, which was con
fined for several hours. The Orange
burg party started for home about four
o'clock, after spending a most delight
ful day, .and feeling themselves under
a thousand obligations to the good peo
ple of Vance's.
List or Letters.
List of unclaimed letters and postal
cards remaining in Post O'lice at Or
angcburg, S. C, for the week ending
Mrs. M. S. Brown, Mrs. E. Ii. Brun
son, A. Millec Boriken, Mrs. Ahbie
Haynes, T. S. Bay ward, Zelder Healey,
Lawence Hair. Frank Jamison.Thomas
Jenkins, Miss Mary Johnson. J. E. Mil
lender, Bash Lenoir, Jim Quattlehaum,
Elish Holling. Mrs. Silvev Rigbv, Miss
DelunaE. Bast. A. E. Rutland, Mrs. K.
L. Siglar, Rev. Ilarson Williams, Jim
Washington. .Jiiiimie Walton.
Persons calling for these Ltd tors or
Postal Cards will please say that they
V. A. Soil IK FLEY, Postmaster.
A Pah: Tai.kki;. The following
item from an exchange shows Imw one
of their candidates talks: "I announce
myself a candidate for dudhn tu the
House of Representatives, subjeel to
the Democratic primaries. M\ plat
form i.s simple and concise: Low I axes
on everything except education few
offices, and competent, well paid offi
cials ?' l.tw jcgukiling tin- loaning of
money at not no ire than furven percent
? fret' schools for everybody, lint I
honestly opposed to <?;.. !. m:-.
snakes, rogues, demagogues, radicals,
trumps, cranks and the devil, ll elected,
fellow ?citizens, I promise you my faitli
rul services to the full t-xf.-ni 'ol mv
IJAUUKCl'EAT ?EAVKK CliliKK. i he
Democratic campaign meet iug at Reav
er Creek Schoolhoiwo being ordered bv
the Executive Committee for the -JStii
instant, it has bet a agreed by the wide
awake people or the community to
have a basket, picnic and barbecue m
which it is hoped that all will heartily
participate. The candidates are ex
pected to be present and give their
views, and till interested are invited to
come. A lively time is in store for all
Dot* by the Way.
The small hoy, (colored), seems to
have lost all wholesome fear of the po
lice. A delegation of ragged out of
doors, usually get under the porch of
the vacant .Steffens' building and make
all day hideous playing at jackstones
or any other loud game. Another de
tachment near the icehouse on the
Tread well lot play base ball to the
dread of passers by, as they are wild
"on the fly." Another choice party
gotten up about the depot to pitch ball.
The vim manifested by this growing
class calls for expletives not put down
in "Webster, which are not pleasant to
the ear. The small boy has the run
"at these presents."
Great care should be exercised by the
council and police to avoid a season of
malignant sickness. The profuse rains
have caused a growth of soggy vegeta
tion which covers every neglected spot.
We are not up on hygienics, but think
disinfectants well scattered better than
cutting the weeds down, because the
roots are left to exhale decaying mat
ter. We are admonished now that
several cases of slow fever are in town.
The go ahead "small boy" gets on the
night shifting trains at the depot and
has a nice time riding up and down.
He has the faculty of screaming louder
than the engine whistle. He (usually
a dozen) shins up to the car roof puts
on brakes, whistles all the steam calls,
dances on the roof as the cars move,
and yells a farewell as the train goes
off. Hurrah for the small boy!
.Digging up the streets and cutting
weeds when the thermometer is at
nineties, certainly cannot add any
thing to the health of our city. Mala
ria is sufficiently disseminated by sur
face impurities all around without
giving it reinforcements. It is both
dangerous and expensive. What savs
the Health Board ?
A decaying weed distributes a dan
gerous lot of poison. We all breath it
and the result is serious sickness or
death. The streets should lie rid of all
impurity as far as possible, but too
much care cannot be exercised against
cutting weeds and turning up the soil.
We are in the hands of the Hoard of
The melon rinds that ornament
I the side walks, especially on Sunday,
are edifying to stray poultry, but not
attractive to the citizens. Can't store
keepers selling melons, and people who
buy them be made to put the rinds
somewhere else than on the pavement.
A ball "struck to left field" pitched
recklessly into a baby carriage just
missing the infant's head one day last
week. Who's to blame for it ? Go it
ye small boys. The country's safe.
Query: If one of those urchins who
clamber unmolested (we saw that they
were seen and not interfered with) on
the top of the shifting trains, gets kill
ed or hurt, who is responsible ?
Quite a crowd of colored persons
made an excursion by railway on Wed
nesday, last week. They had a pleas
ant day for it.
Mr. Faulconer's removal from this
office as manager of Western Union
Telegraph is regretted by many trends.
North Edjsto Kiver, Aug., 8.188(5.
Editor Times and Democrat:
As 1 do not remember seeing a com
munication published in your valuable
paper from this section of the county,
and as the bridge is in a very danger
ous condition, and has been for several
months. I would like to call the atten
tion of the public to the condition of
this bridge, and hope that this commu
nication will not be consigned to the
waste basket. Jones's bridge not only
has several bad holes in the floor, but a
part of the banisters are down and a
large part of the foundation is in a
decayed state. Why this bridge has
not been advertised "and let out to the
lowest bidder and repaired before now,
I cannot say. A few days ago I was
driving a very valuable animal across
this bridge, while I was looking out for
the holes in the bridge a decayed plank
gave way; causing one of the animal's
feet to partly go through. Since that
time the horse seems tobe afraid to
cross any bridge. On another occa
sion while I was crossing this bridge a
gentleman with his wife and child in
his buggy in the hack of me, coming to
an unknown hole in the bridge to me,
my horse ran backwards and caused the
gentleman's horse to back and his wife
with her babe in her arms sprang
from the buggy on the bridge. And it
happened right where the banisters
are down on both sides of the bridge.
Now if this man's wife or child or both
of them had been killed or drowned
the County Commissioners could not
have repaired that loss. 1 think we
had better abolish the County Commis
sioners office, by so doing, we will save
the county hundreds of dollars every
year. Before the war we had what we
called road commissioners; it 1 mistake
not there, were twenty odd in number,
they would meet at the county seat
twice in a year. The first Monday in
April and the 1st Monday in October.
They would report any public bridge
in the county to the body, that they did
not consider safe lor six months* lon
ger, get an order from the same to let
it out to the lowest bidder to repair or
build as the ease might be. When the
I work was completed, two or three of
the nearest road commissioners would
I inspect, receive or reject I he work as
j the case might be. give an order on
their I misnrer und the money would
; be paid. They would divide tin: public I
roads into beats or sections, consign
teuer lil'tceh miles to each road com
missioner, and they look pride in keep-1
|iug their several parts ol tin roads in
j good condition, and the*, received no
compensation whatever. <>:!:.. than
being relieved from working the road I
themselves. !t was considered an!
honor in be a road commissioner, and
' I think We have g<Ki?l e::<.t!^b in
! each seel ion n!" the county to do the
I.same ?J11n*r now. Then: are other
i nfiix'cs we uiiirht have aboil: hod. Conic
let us reason together brother farmers
! and all good citizens, the burden of
taxation is loo heavy, we must eeono
i mise in every way thai we can honora
bly, il we wish to bo a happy ami a
I prosperous people ami our children]
j alter us, S. L. j
Thank ?'. Our llmnks are due our j
friend. Mr. los. i ir->>. for a handsome
I present in the shape of a folding chair.
'It is a very comfortable, nice contriv
ance to lake one's ease in. and we
! would advise all of our lazy friends to
, call on Mr. Eros at once ami secure one
I of them. The} are cheap and useful.
I Call before they are all sold.
BUSINESS ff-OCAIA .
Soda Water, Soda Water at T. C
Ginger Beer, (ringer Deer at T. ('.
Who keeps the best Butter in town?
Cornelson has another lot of those
line Hams in canvass.
Cornelson has just received a lot of
fresh family groceries.
Call at P. W. Cantwell's and exam
ine his Kerosine Oil Ranges.
Sweet Bolls and Potatoe Bread fresh
every day at T. C. IIubbeH's.
2000 yds Fruit of the Loom just re
ceived at the New York Store.
P. W. Cantwell has a fine lot of
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 staple 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 be
purchased any where at T. C. Hubbell's.
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
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.
F?n Brooms, Baskets, Brushes,
Bowls, Bath Bricks, Raisins, &c, go to
P. W. Cant well.
Go to Cornelson's and examine the
Dress Goods which be 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
Start]ins but True.
Wills Point, Texas, December 1,1885.
After 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. EL F.
Goodnight, sent me a trial bottle of
Dr. Rosnnko's Cough and Lung Syrup,
i found relief, and after using six 31.00
bottles, J was entirely cured. J. O.
Weiden. Sold by Dr."J. G. Wann;-,ma
T<> Farmers und 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 1 can make for them. ^
I answer inquiries promptly and can
often save you inoney.
E. W. Scheven,
Southern Manager, Columbia, S. C.
We offer, to close them out, the fol
lowing goods at prices named:
Gent's" Gauze Undershirts at 20 cents,
35 cents and 00 cents, worth 25 cents.
50 cents and 00 cents.
Ladies Gauze Vests at 40 cents,
worth GO cents.
Nuns Veilling at l? cents and 18
cents, worth 2<) cents and 20 cents.
Lace Buntings 10 cents, 18 cents and
20 cents, worth 12^ cents, 15 cents, 25
cents and 30 cents.
Dotted Swiss Muslin at 10 cents,
worth 15 cents.
Figured Check Pique at 11 cents,
worth 15 cents.
Bro. Linen Drill at 15 cents and 18
cents, worth 2U cents and 25 cents.
Silk Gloves, Summer weight, 40
cents, 50 cents and 00 cents, worth ?O
cents, 75 cents, SI.00
Silk Mitts at 35 cents, worth 50 cents.
Call early to secure best selections.
Branson ? Dibble.
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 (lowers and novelties all
through the season, and all orders en
trusted to her will receive prompt and
careful attention. Prices to suit the
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.
P. A. Lekvendaiil. Boot and Shoe
maker, at Mrs. Adden's New Block.
Repairing done in the neatest manner
and on the shortest notice. Also Har
ne.-.- Repairing done.
A warranted solid whale bom* whip
for Sl.23 worth S'DiU at Jos. Eros'
whips from ten cents tyj. Goods of all
kind have been boughl und will be sold
at panic prices.
Good books are the best companions
to haw. almost any bonk for one-half
its actual value. Different binding,
immense stock, come and sec til dos.
Pure Uarlcy Malt Whiskey, nbsolulc
\\ Iree from fusel oil or other in jurious
ingredients. Kor sale onh at .his. Van
Candies of all kinds, also Maillard's
Kreuch, from eent.-t o> ?*1.?X> per
pound, large variety alwavs fresh :it
! I' cnti are in nee,: v.\ hoes lor your
familv. and wan! i : class goods, und
all warranted, gel them at Cornelson's.
if you want a nics Hal for yourself
or bovsVall at Cornelson's. who has a
large find prett\ line just in.
Du fly's pure Hurley Mall Whiskey
i hp Lest tonic for invalid-. For sale
only id Jas. Van fassePs.
Please h ave your orders for Ice on
Order Slate at' D. N. Smith's Book