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THE SOCIAL NEWS.
Interesting Events of the Past Week
in Orangebarg Society.
The following is the society news of
,Orangeburg as furnished by the cor
respondent of The News and Courier:
A CARD PARIY.
Prominent among the card parties
i?as that of Mrs. E. IT. Jennings last
Friday afternoon. Her vivacity of
manner, with cordial grace makes any
fete at her home one of unquestioned
pleasure. Tbe color scheme was red,
which was appropriately apparent in
every detail. The score was kept on
red diamonds, hearts and etc, and the
games were justly apportioned by
Mrs. Tom Dantzler, who performed
this task with ease and grace.
On the mantel was a glass jar of pea
nuts, the number of which the hostess
requested her guests to guess, as the
test of the consolation prizes. This
fell to Mrs. T. A. Jeffords, whose esti
mate was within seven of the correct
number. A relishing salad course
Those present were: Mrs. E. N.
Scovili, Mrs. M. G. Salley, Mrs. John
Cart, Mrs. L. S. Wolfe, Mrs. Hayne
Wannamaker .'Mrs. Fred Wannamaker,
Mrs. H. C. Wannamaker, Mrs. T. C.
Doyle, Mrs. F. F. Malpass, Mrs. West
berry, Mrs. E. E. Pauling, Mrs. A. C.
Ligon, Mrs. E. H. Jenning, Mrs. W.
. K. Sease, Mrs. W. V. Izlar, Mrs. Nor
man Bull, Mrs. Newton Brunson,
Mrs. J. A. Berry, Mrs. T. A. Jeffords,
Mrs. Louise Geiser, Misses Mazie
Slater, Kay Slater, Mamie .Felder,
Flossie Wlllock, Fannie Sease. The
first prize was won by Mrs. John Cart,
and Miss Mamie Felder, by dexterous
manipulation, received the booby.
AN ELABORATE FUNCTION.
An elaborate function was that
given last Msnday night at the spaci
ous home of Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Wannamaker. No home could be
more appropriately arraoged for large
affairs. The whole l-wer floor was
thrown into one lar.'e assembly hall,
where, before the beginning of whist,
there was a How of conversation,
while punch was gracefully dispeused
by Mrs. Fred Wannamaker. Pink was
used in every conceivable spot to in
crease the beauty of the surroundings
Whist was played for several hours.
The first ladies' prize was won by
Miss Mazie Slater and the gentleman's
prize by Mr.Hayne Wannamaker. The
gentleman's and ladies' booby fell to
Mr. W. K. Sease and Mrs. E. H. Jen
nings, respectively. Mr. W. L. Glover
won the consolation. A bountiful
menu was served, after which lively
music was enjoyed until near the
morning hour. The guests were:
Mr. and Mrs.R. H. Jennings, Mr. and
Mrs. E. N. Scoville, Mr. and Mrs.
John Cart. Mr. and Mrs. Hayne
Wannmaker,Dr. and Mrs. A. C.Ltgon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Sease, Col and
Mrs. W. G. Smith, Major and Mrs. W.
V. Izlar, Dr. and Mrs. M. G. Salley,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Berry, Mrs. Fred
Wannamaker, Misses Mazie Slater,
Eay Slater, Mamie Felder, Messrs
John Stroman, W. L. Glover, Otto
Spahr, Shannon Linning and Dr.
A CARNATION TARTY.
Another affair that has not been
outvied in elegance and beauty of
conception was that giveu last Thurs
day night at the home of Dr. and
Mrs. W. E. Lowman to their guest,
Miss Iza Thomas, of Greenville. It
might well be called a "Carnation
party," as that nan ?some flower form
ed the single, but elaborate decora
tion. The favors and prizes were the
same and cards upon which questions
were answered were painted carana
Upon each lady's card was the open
ing lines of some familiar nursery
jingle, which was finished on a gentle- j
man's, who was her partner in the j
A jolly time was spent while these j
various couples together struggled to
give the greatest possible number of j
correct answers in the names of fami- j
liar novels to puzzling questions pro
Mr. John Fairy and Miss Flossie j I
Willcock, having answered the great-j'
est number, were each awarded a',
spray of carnations, which the latter, j'
with due gallantry, presented to his
Partners into the dining room were j
regulated by the matching of pictures,
which had been cut in half. A boun- i
tiful repast was served in this earna- i
tion decorated room, and thus ended
one of the pleasantest evenings in the
social rush of this season.
The guests were: Misses Iza Thorn-1
as, Mazie Slater, Ray Slater, Flossie
Willcock, Pauste Dukes, Ella Dukes,
Pena Sorentrue, Estelle Fairey, Messrs '
John Fairey. Eugene Atkinson, W. R.
Richardson, Thomas Brantley. Wil
lian Izlar, Walter Dukes, Dr. A. C.
Doyle and Dr. O. R. Lowman.
ANOTHER CARD PARTY.
One of the most unique card parties
of the season, displaying the product
of a creative imagination, was that
given by Major and Mrs. W. V. Izlar
last Wednesday night. The apprecia
tion of the invitation was signified by
the large attendance, through ice and
rain and siect. The conception of the
evening was a Revolutionary military
card party. No detail was lacking to
make one forget the time and condi
tion. Powdered hair, caps and 'ker
chiefs were everywhere in evidence.
On the curtains were Mags and the col
umns of the beautiful homo were en
circled in smilax, bound with red,
white and blue riobon.
Each gentleman war- presented by
the hostess with a sword, hearing the
name of some Revolutionary hero. The
ladies" score cards were quaint fans,
with names of heroic women inscribed.
They were also presented by the
hostess with Mags, which they grace
fully pinned upon their sword-bearing
knights, thus honoring these royal
weapons of war. The tables were forts
and places were taken accordingly.
For instance Ethan Allen and his
lady love took position at Fort Ticon
deroga, and after victory were ordered
to Crown Point.
At Ninety-Six were Gen Green and
Emily Geiger, who marched to Eutaw
George Washington held victorious
sway at Yorktown, and thus eight
tables were arranged in military regu
In the dining room a bountiful sup
per was served. In the centre of the
table was a miniature fort, built of
tiles, well-fortified with numerous
cannons, around which, on glassy sur
face, floated the miniature navy; con
spiciously in view were the Richard,
Serapis, Randolph and Yarmouth.
Mrs. W. G. Smith received a fan as
the first prize awarded to the dames.
Mr. H. C. Wannamaker was present
ed with a gold sword of victory in the
form of a scarf pin.
Mr. W. R. Richardson received the
booby, a tin horn, on which was writ
ten: "You can blow, but you can't
Those present were: Mr and Mrs E. N.
Scoviile, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Jennings,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Wannamaker, Mr.
and Mrs Hayne Wannamaker, Mr. arjd
Mrs. George Seignious, Mr. and Mrs.
W. K. Sease, Col. and Mrs. W. G.
Smith, Mrs. Fred Wannamaker, Mrs
A. C. Ligon, Misses Mamie Felder,
Ray Slater, Mazie Slater, Messrs H. O.
Dawson, Sbanrjon Linning, Willie
Glover, Stokes Salley, W. R. Richard
son and Dr. B. F. Muckenfuss.
u. d. c.
A called meeting of the Paul Mc
Michael Chapter, U. D. C, was held"
at the home of Mrs. M. Slater last
Tuesday afternoon. In spite of the
heavy rain there was a few more tbaa
the necessary quorum present. Much
business of importance was transacted
and several committees recently ap
pointed rendered full reports of work
promptly attended to. Mrs. Greer
Albergotti, Mrs. A. C. Ligon, Mrs. R.
H. Jennings, Mrs. E. C. Dibble, Mrs.
W. W. Wannamaker, Miss Flossie
Willcock and Miss Maggie Connor
were appointed as a committee to pre
pare a programme for the ensuing
year and arrange it in the form of a
List of Letters.
List of unclaimed letters remaining
in the post office at Orangeburg, S. O,
for the week ending Feb. 15, 190-1:
Wm. Adranson, Miss V. L. Bruce,
Miss Luevinnie Burns, Miss Lassie
Burroughs, Airbrid Bolden, Mary and
Pearly Bell, Mrs." Fronie Baily, Cola
Co., A. H. Crosby, James Casey, Mrs.
Lizzie Colter, Miss Mary Ann Corley,
W. Droze, Rev. E. P. Ellis, Everett
O. Fisk, Miss Nahe Felder, R. B.
Grigg, Arther Ganine, Miss Tressie
Gray, Miss L. Hunt, Mrs. Elizebeth
Holmond, Bennie Harrison (2.) Mrs.
Lula Holman, Miss Carrie Haward,
Willie Hampton, Miss Maria Jones,
Miss C. Johnson, G. W. Jamison,
Robt. Legrand, Miss Almar Lane,
Miss Millie McMillan, Mrs. Madlina
Murray, Miss Francis Moding, Mrs.
Peggie Plowdea, Wm. Price, I. Pal
mer, Mrs. Mary Rhames, Miss Julia
Robins, Fansa Rose, Miss Eveline
Sineath, M. C. S., Miss Blossum Shar
person, Nathan Smith, A. S. Smith,
Miss Jemie Smith, Henry Thomas,
Willie Whetstone. Persons calling
for the above letters will say they are
advertised. A. D. Webster, postmas
A Small Blaze.
The watchfulness of Officers Doug
less, backed by our ever alert and effi
cient fire department, saved our city a
disastrous conflagration on Friday
morning. Officer Douglass, while on
his rounds saw smoke coming up the I
alley way between Dr. S. A. Reeves'
store and Mr. C. M. Sturgeon's bakery
on Russell street. On investigation
he found that the bake house of Mr.
Sturgeon, located in the rear of the
store, to be on fire. He immedialtely i
sent in the alarm from Box No. 28, I
and, although it was. half-past two <
o'clock in the morning and intensely '
cold, inside of ten minutes our Are
department had two good streamy, of ;
water on the burning building. The
fire was soon put out. By the admir- i
able work of the fire department a bad <
conflagration was averted, tis the <
building in which the lire started was <
old and was surrounded by a number
of other large wooden buildings and ,
sheds. Had the lire gotten good head
way these would have caught and (
then there is no telling where it |
would have ended. Mr. Sturgeon '.ost (
ibout seventy-rive dollars worth of- ,
stuff and the building was damaged ,
some. The tire department in sub- ,
luing the tire as quickly as they did
scored a grand victory, and placed the
:-ity under further obligations to '
A Beautiful Weddi?ir. ?'
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. ,
W. Stroman, near Cameron, the rela- j
r.ives and friends of the family assern- j
bled, on Sunday a. m. 7th lost., to
witness the marriage of Miss Carrie
Stroman and Mr. A. J. Amaker a pros- (
perous young farmer of North. The
attendants were as follows: Miss Car
rie Shuler with Mr. Charley Fursner; jj
Miss Neua Amaker with Mr. A. O. !
Stroman: Miss Lulie Willis with Mr.
A. B. Haigler: Miss Carrie Stouden-1!
mire with Mr. T. L. Gram ling: Miss
Iva Haigler with Mr. oneal Amaker:
Miss Minnie Stroman with Mr. Geo. M
Amaker: Miss Jose Amaker with Mr. I
Willie Stroman; Miss Effie Stroman'1
with Mr. Jno. Amaker. Rev A. A.
Amaker, father of the urooin pro
nounced the solemn words which ;
made the happy yqung couple husband
aud wife. The many handsome pres
ents received testified to the populari-1
ty and high esteem of Mr. A maker!
and his fair young bride. May the
best wishes of their relatives aud
friends follow them for a lif3 full of!
happiness and prosperity. ?
Dkath ok an Old Vkteuax, Mr.
J. <). A. Hooker, ail old Confederate1
veteran, died at hi* home near North
on last Saturday and now rests under i
the trees on the other side. Mr.!
Hooker was seventy-seven years of
age and leaves a wife and several chil- ?
dren to mourn his deat h. He was for J
many years a member of the Metho
dist church, and was a true, humble
soldier of the cross, lie had hosts of)
friends who will regret to learn of his
Cut IIi> Throat. John Palmer, a
colored farmer who lived in this city,
cut his throat on Monday morning!
with a knife, from the effects of which
he died in a few hours. For several
months he was in bod health, which,
no doubt, caused him to become de
spondent, resulting finally In his tak
ing his own life as above stated. He
was about thirty years of age, and
was well thought of by his neighbors.
ITEMS OP INTEREST
Gathered from Town and Country
Condensed for Busy Readers.
Mrs. O. H. Bissell, of Charleston,
is visitinc Mrs. Julian A. Salley.
Just received at Slater's Stables
one car load of high class Indiana
Next Monday heiog Washington's
birthday, a legal holiday, all the banks
will be closed.
We have had a few days of nice
weather, but Hicks savs the winter
has not yet taken its departure.
Mr. E. E. Wells, of the Orangebarg
Dry Goods Company, has gone North
to buy the spring stock f )r his house.
Mr. and Mrs. Cbas. Scovill, of New
York State, is visitiug Mr. W. N.
Scoviil. We wish them a pleasant
County raised winter cabbage seed
are for sale at Sims' Book Store. The
supply is limited and if you want to
purchase any of them call at once.
Rev. E. M. Lightfoot, who had
been away for sometime, conducted
the services in his cnurcn on aunday.
His congregation gave him a warm
If any of the papers that are, or have
been running the Irving Drug Co's.
advertisement of California Prune
Wafers have received payment for it
we would like to know.
Marie, oldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. Dukes, fell in the fire and
was badly burned on last Tuesday,
morning. We hope the little sufferer
will soon be* restored to health.
The boys and girls of the Fort
Motte School recently debated the
advantages of country and city life.
The verdict was in favor of city life,
which was discussed by the girls.
Monday, Feb. 22d, being a national
holiday, the postotDce will observe
Sunday hours. Gen'eral delivery will
be open from 10 to 11 o'clock a. m.
All mails received and dispached as
State Superintendent of Education
Martiu has issued circulars to book
houses asking for bids for supplying
school libraries provided for by the
legislature. The sum of $15.000 is
available for this object.
Eugene, the little son of Mr. and
Mrs. F. B. Brantley, met with quite
a serious accident Monday. By some
means he fell down the steps at the
residence of Mr. W. H. Dukes, with
whom the family is boarding.
Andrew Clarkson, one of our oldest
and mo3t highly respected colored
citizens, died at his residence in this
city on last Friday night. He was
over eighty years of age, and d'ed as
he had lived, respected by all who
Soiled photographs may be cleaned
by being sponged with cold water and
dried by laying them face downward,
on a S0i u CiOtn anu pressing t?6 uacrcs
with the palm of the hand. The
mounts should be rubbed with crumbs
of stale bread.
The Atlanta Journal says fashion
decrees that the ladies shall wear
hand-painted stockings. As nothing
is said concerning the men, we pre
sume they have fashion's permission
to continue wearing socks with holes
at beel and toe.
Rev. E. M. Lightfoot was away some
time recently conducting a revival
meeting at Hartsville, where a large
and nourishing school is located. We
are glad to know that his labors were
crowned with success and that many
were converted under his preaching.
We are indebted to Secretary F. F.
Malpass, of the Young America Steam
Fire Engine Company, for a most
courteous invitation to participate in
celebrating the anniversary of that
old and gallant company on Thurs
day evening at half-past 8 o'clock.
A barn, stable and tenant house
tvas buried on the plantation of Mrs.
E. S. Sellers in Middle St. Matthews
m last Sunday night. There seems
to be no doubt of the tire being of in
cendiary origin, and Mrs. Sellers will
pay a reward of $25 tor the arrest,
with proof to convict the miscreant
tvhoset the fire.
The Southern Cultivator says many
i boy has left the farm because he
tvas not permitted to do anything
but work for "dad." Give your boy
>ome land: let him put out some lnul
jerry trees, raise some silk, make some
money of his own, and he will not like
ly become "city struck." ne will
:iave "business" on the farm.
We regret to learn of the illness of
jurgood friend, Dr. J. L. B. GUmore,
jf Holly Hill, and express the wish
[?bat he may soon be restored to com
i/ieie ueaii/ii. Tu? Staue has no ueu
ter citizen than this modest unassum
ing gentleman, and the community in
which he lives and moves would find
it very bard to get on without him.
The AUomy, Ga., Herald says "the
farmer who follows the all-cotton
phantom rejoices in prosperity when
the price of the staple is high and
wrestles with adversity when it is low.
The farmer who diversities his crops,
making bis farm self-sustaining, is
prosperous under all conditions, for he
has more net profit in a bale of cotton
which sells at 8 cents a pound than
has the all-cut t on planter in a bale
which sells at 12 cents."
Resides being a leap year. 190-1 is
peculiar in several respects, says ;:n
exchange. Christmas will tall on Sun
day for the ilrst time in six years, and
spring will be ushered in on Sunday,
March 20th. Easter Sunday falls it:
April .'id. and Good Friday tails on All
Fool's Day, April 1st. There will be
one partial and one total eclipse of the.
sun, neither visible in North Ameri
ca. For the first time in many yeais
there will be no eclipse of the moon.
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Sunnyside Cemetery Company
held on the 9th instant the following
board of directors was elected for the
ensuing year: W. L. Glaze, (). It.
Lowman, John W. Fairey, J. W. 11.
Duices, .1. E. Glover and E. J. Brigg
man. The following officers were
elected by the directors: W. L.
Glaze, President: O. R. Lowman,
Vice-President: J. W. Fairey, Secre
tary and Treasurer: Glaze & Herbert,
Solicitors. The board expressed its
appreciation of the many handsome
monuments and of capings that have
been erected on and placed around
many of the lots in the grounds.
Y. MC. C. A.
State Secretary Knebel of the
Young Men's Christian Association
was in Oaugeburg recently conferring
with the local Directors.
At a meeting of the Directors the
State Secretary recommended that
the Association decline the very gra
cious oiler made by Mr. I. S. Harley
to give his hall on the third lloor of
the recently completed Hariey Build
ing, to the Association free of rental.
The Si ale E\fcutive Committee of
Young Men's Christian Associations
have found it frequently unwise to
recommend the use of the third floor
of any building, unless the second
floor can be utilized for the main work
cf the Association. It was thought
at one time that it might be possible
to use the splendid hall so kindly of
fered by Mr. Harley, but after a joint
conference it was mutually agreed
that the Association would adopt one
of two plans to have a residence builo
especially for tbe Association and
leased by them for a term of years or
to secure a second floor on some build
ing already erected or one that is be
ing planned for and have the rooms
arranged to provide for tbe all round
work of the Association. *
A committee consisting of Messers.
M. O. Dantzler, ?. G. Bryant, H.
Von Ohsen and A. W. Summers have
been appointed to secure a suitable
place. The committee is at work and
hope ere long to make definate an
nouncement. They are determined
to secure the very best of quarters
and furnish them in an attractive
home-like manner. The quarters
when secured will include a gymna
sium with Bath rooms, Beading
Room, Parlor, Committee Room,
Night School room, Lobbycmd a Gen
eral Secretary's office. It is perhaps
not generally known that the Direc
tors have decided to cail a man as
General Secretary who has been re
commended very highly by the
State Committee and the probability
is that he will accept the call which
will be tendered him, just as soon as
the matters of a home for the Associa
tion is definately determined upon.
State Secretary Knebel before leav
ing the city sopke of Mr. I. S. Ilar
ley's public spirit in offering the ball
1 and stated that Mr. Harley was co
operating with the rest of the direc
tors in securing a suitable place for
; the Association, ne also added that
I Mr. Harley could have the satisfac
? tion of knowing 6hat his offer of a
Hall led to the organization of a
Young Men's Christian Association in
There may be some delay in getting
every thing in shape but no one need
become restless, the Directors and the
State Executive Committee are work
ing together in this matter and they
are determined to do things right
even if a delay is necessary.
Board of Directors,
Orangeburg Y. M. C. A.
A Fatal Wreck.
A head-on collision occurred at Pee
Dee on the Atlantic Coast Line Rail
road on Saturday nicht, and Engineer
Bruce Taylor, his colored fireman and
a negro train hand are killed. The
wreck occurred on the fill at the foot
of the Winona hill on Pee Dee trestle.
Train No. 10, in charge of Engineer
McLaughlin going to Fayetteville and
an extra freight from Wilmington in
charge of Engineer Bruce Taylor went
together head-on at full speed. The
only reason assigned for the collision
is that tbe conductor of the extra
train overlooked the non-arrival at
Pee Dee of No. 10, which was six
hours late and went ahead. The two
engines Jand several cars are a pile of
wreckage and it will take some time
to clear the main line. Engineer Tay-1
lor is from Wilmington, N. O, and is
married. The wrecking train with a
force of hands went from Florence to
tbe scene to clear the track. All
trains from Wilmington were aban
doned. Trains to and trora the north
will run by Darlington. Bennettsville,1
Maxton and Parkton over the old j
Charleston, Sumter and Northern,'
and Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley un-,
til the line is cleared and will be de
layed several hours, the rail not being
heavy enough to allow the heavy en-,
gines to run over them and small en-!
gines will have to be used instead. !
Lent Begins Today.?The Lenten
season begins this year on Fob. IT. on
which day Ash Wednesday is observ
ed in the Churches of England and i
Rome, the Greek Church and the'
Lutheran Church, in other words by ,
the Episcopalians, Cathulics and
Lutherans. The Lenten season ends
on April."! this year, that being Kaster '
day, and contains forty days exclusive ,
of Sundays. The season iscommemor-!
tive (jf the forty days which Christ;
fasted in the wilderness. Coincident
aiiy enough it has happened that the1
Passover of the Jews and the Chris- ?
tian Holy \Veek fall on the same dates.
Removed to Charleston.- Mr. F.
A. Schillley and family, after residing!
for twenty-nine years in Orangeburg, '
have removed to Charleston, where
they will'in the future reside. Mr. j
Sch?ller has been actively identified '
with all movements inaugurated here
fori he past thirty years to biiiid up
j Orangeburg, and lie and his family
j will be greatly missed. They carry
with them to their new home the best
wishes of all our citizens, who regret
t(? see them leave. In this instance1
1 (irangeburg's loss is Charleston sgain.
Will Be Repeated. -The comedy
drama. "Diamonds and Hearts."
which was presented at Cameron last
week by local talent, met with such
'marked success that at the earnest
! solicitation of leading citizens it will j
!)>' presented at. Ellorcu on Friday j
evening. Feb. lilth. All necessary j
arrangements have been made, arid a
large crowd is expected. The pro
ceeds will be divided equally between
the Cameron Methodist church and!
I the Elloree Baptist church. General'
I admission 2"> cents, children !?". cents, j
Mr. Norment Resions. -Mr. .1.1
E. Norment, private secretary to Gov.
j lleyward. has tendered his resignation :
a* ; ' 'r correspondent ot Tne News
am ? and for the present will;
( : :v.iiic time to the duties of j
I tne native otlice. Mr. Norment j
has a host of friends in South Caro
Una and those who have watched his
newspaper career will be pleased to
know tnat he has not given up
journalism as a profession, lie was
j with The News and Courier 14 years.
THE CITY COUNCIL.
Proceedings of/iast Regular Monthly
Orangeburg, S. C, Feb. 5, 1904.
Proceedings of regular meeting of
City Council held this day. Present
Hon. Thos. C. Doyle, Mayor, and Al
dermen Dukes, Riley and Salley. Ab
sent Aldermen Hydrick, Jennings and
The report of the city treasurer for
the month or January was read and
referred to the finance committee and
The report of the secretary of the
Commissioners of Public works for the
month of January was read and re
ceived as information and ordered
The annual report of the secretary
of Commissioners of Public Works,
(year 1903). which had been submitted
to the board and by them referred to
the City Council, was read and ordered
published and printed for distribution.
The resignation of Charles M. Dukes
as a regular policeman of the city,
was tendered and accepted, and the
City Clerk was instructed to give
public notice of an election to till the
unexpired term at the regular meet
ing of the Council March 4, 1904.
A letter of thanks from Moultrie
Chapter D. A. It., dated January 9,
was read and received as information.
The proposed license ordinance for
the fiscal year 1904-1905, was read and
deferred for final action at the meet
ing in March next.
The question of taking a census of
the City during the spring was con
sidered and on motion referred to the
finance committee with full powers to
arrange all necessary rules and appoint
proper persons to take the same, the
census to date as of March 1, 1904.
Alderman Salley as delegate to the
Good Roads convention, submitted a
report of his visit, which was received
Mr. Samuel Dibble, Jr.. appeared
before council with a proposition to
donate to the City a street to lead
from Green to Broughton street, the
council to open the same. .On motion
the matter was referred to the com
mittee on streets with instructions to
report to the next meeting.
Chief Dirible of the fire department
reported to the council the result of
the examination as to the elficiency
of the tire steamer: that the steamer
was in very good working order and
requesting council to permit its use.
This was granted, the council author
izing the employment of an engineer
to operate the engine during fires and
to be paid $1 for the first hour and 50
cents per hour for all succeeding hours
the engine may be used.
Communication from the Mayor of
Georgetown, relative to city courts,
was received as information.
A proposed ordinance relating to
the erection of buildings within the
city, and entitled "An ordinance to
amend Chapter X of the revised ordi
nances of the city" &c. received its
tirst and second readings and was de
ferred to the next meeting in March,
for final action.
The chief of police submitted a re
port for the month of January as fol
lows: Arrests made during the month
43: fines and forfeitures paid treasurer
$70.50: 1 case referred to magistrate;
labor on streets 113 days: days in
guard house 94; four inspections made
at night during month.
Minutes approved, and Council ad
jurned. L. H. Wannamakek,
Clerk and Treasurer.
Otlice of City Clerk and Treasurer,
Oraangcburg, S. C, Feb. i, 1904.
To the City Council.
Gentlemen: I respectfully submit
the following report of the financial
transactions of my office for the month
of January, 1904:
Balance on hand last report, (5.903 15
Received during the month 1,140 89|
Disbursed during the month.. 4.44'J 32 j
Bal. held as secretary to date 1,600 8ti
Total cash in Treas. to date 5,2U2 581
SOl.'KCKS OK ItECEU'TS.
General taxes.'.$ 71 05i
Fines and forfeitures. 70 50
Licenses. i;? oo j
Dispensary and beer profits
for December....:. ?>1 3!)
Sanitary dues. 100 00
Coal, pipe, manure. -1 95
Total as above.11,140 8UJ!
Acct. Street Department. I 520 20
Police Department. '$44-88
Executive Department. 139 07
Water and light (fuel)... 505 01
City Property. 4 10 j
City bonds. In!.. S Fund
I jedem p. 2,220 00
fire. Department. 9 40
Heall h Department. 157 0(1
Special Street.'.. 542 00 j
Total as above. 4,442 32
detailed statement <>!?' di8hu1csk
R L Berry Co, nojteheads tire
masters ..'. 1 ('"
I' M. box rent to March31... 5i)
P Doyle, shoeing mules and
.1 W II Dukes, land for con
tinuation Branch street... 150 00
.i. W. Smnak supplies for
si reel I tecemher. I 15
Street pay-roll, week ending
Janua ry -. ?"??"? U0
A i' L !.' U Co. freight on
T1 pipe, vil rilled brick ... *9 11 i
So. Reii Tel iX Tel ( o. ser
vice for January. - 02
City.si Ry.dravage lire hose 10
Ayers& Williams, oats, corn
cement, bay. Dee. 72 03 i
\'<>n(tshen& Weeks, repairs
for st reel depart merit_ 7 101
Sanitary Streel Sweeping
i o.. si reel sweeper. 50 00
\ no i ).shen & Weeks, work
at guard house. I 00
W F Cannon, job printing.
rules and regulation police
depart mem . ?"> no j
Commisssioncrs Pub Works.
sinking fund W <S; L bonds 7!?i 00 i
L Itennett, repairing pistols 1 30
Edisto Savings Rank, re
demption R R bond No'.?4 5O0U0
Southern Ry. Co., freight
on road machine repairs.. 103
.1 .1 Mackay, 1910 lbs hay 75c 14 33 j
Avers tS: Williams, lime for
Healt h Department. ? 00;
WT A .1 Nettles, wood. 4 38
Street pav roll, week ending
January 9. 53 27
Georgia Vitrified Brick and
Clav Co., 8,000 vitrified
brick. 97 20
G H Cornelson, 30] tons coal 118 95
A C L R R Co, freight on
disinfectant. 2 66
A. C. L. R. R. Co., freight on
1 car gravel. 17 001
Edisto Savings Bank, 1903
int. on $15,500 R. R. bonds 930 001
Street pay roll, week ending
January 16..'.. 52 39
Owen & Hutto, shoeing
mules &c. 9 05
J L Sims, contract advertis
ing and stationery to Jan 1 25 95 j
Postmaster, stamps. loo)
AC L Ry Co., freight on 5
cars gravel and pipe. 11(5 44
D H Horger, street engineer
salary full to Jan 20. 46 65
J D Palmer, guard. 13 30
G H Cornelson 43 tons coal 167 70
G H Cornelson ,42.20 tons coal. 164 58;
Standard Oil Co. axle grease 4 25
Street pay roll, week ending
Jan 23. 50 00 j
P W Cantwell, repairs stove
and water pipe.'.. 4 10
A. C. L. R. R. Co, freight on
5 cars gravel., 85 Oo j
,T A Salley^expenses to Good
Roads Convention. 4 001
Dr D D Salley, vaccine and
vaccination &c. 18 601
R L Berry & Co, birth cirtiri
cates. 2 501
J B Kelly, hea.th inspector,
salary for January. 50 0C
J S Mackay,attention to tire .
alarm for January. 8 0d
E T Edwins, 4,000 ft lumber 30 00
J J Mackay,<2,500 lbs hay. 18 75
Street pay roll week ending
Jan 30. 50 001
J B Etheridge, street over
seer, salary for January. 40 001
F DeMars, dietingacct. Jan 50 251
F DeMars, Asst to Secretary
salary for Jan. 50 001
salaries of policemen for jan.
A Fischer, Chief. 60 001
S J Bozard. 43 50
W L Douglas. 45 00 I
JHA1 brecht. 47 10,
F M De Mars. 45 00
W H Edwins. 45 00
Jas Tillery, special. 1 33
Dr Thos C Doyle, Mayor. 30 03
L H Wannamaker, becy Bd
of Health. 10 00
L II Wannamaker, Clerk &
Treas., salary for Jan. 75 001
Total in vouchers Nos 1 to
55 inclusive. #4,442 32
L. H. Wannamaker,
Clerk and Treasurer.
Oilice Secretary Commissioners Public
Works, Ora geburg, S. C, February
To the City Council and Commission-1
ers of Public Works.
Gentlenicn: I respectfully submit
this report of receipts and disburs.2
ments of my oilice as Secretary for the
month of January, 1904.
Bal. on hand last report.$2,760 47
Received during the month.. 1,10060
Disbursed during the month.. 2,200 51
Balance this date.$1,660 86
sources of receipts.
Water rents.$ 374 46 j
Current rents. 518 88
Materials . 207 561
Total. $1,100 90
J W Smoak. supplies, Dec. 27 45
City St. Ry., hauling heater. 5 00
Yon Oshen & Weeks, repairs
etc. 2 00
So. Bell Tel & Tel Co., L. I).
messages, in re Comp. 3 50
So. Ex. Co., charge ou grease 30
L?rick & Lowrance, screw
heads. 1 2 37
A. C. L. R. R. Co., freight on
braces. 3 67
Southern Railway Co, freight
on oils. 1 38
Ridgeway Dynamo &. Engine
Co., grease cups . 3 50
Southern Express Company
charges on Comp parts_ 13 31
L Bennett, repairs compressor ? 75
A F Murphy, 20 poles (a ?2.50 50 00
So Ry Co., freight on meter... 89
Southern Railway Co, freight
on E cable. 68
A F Murphy, 58 poles. 159 00
J L Sims, stationery for Asst
Secretary. 3 00
Standard Blee. Co., materials 17 63
Dickey-Sutton Carbon Com
pany. 5,000 carbons. 4t) 05
Soulhworth ?v Hare, supplies 2 to
Ilawlev Down-Draft Furnace
Co., healer. 247 00
Owen and Ilutio, repairs. 5o
S A Blackmon, addition to
power house. 600 00
Browncll Co., on acct boiler... 477 uo
So Ex Co charges on compres
sor repairs and materials... 2 83
City St Ry Co, drayage on
G II Cornelson. repairs on air
compressor. 2 00
So Ry Co, freight on materials 89
Southern Railway Company
freight on carbons and oil in 82
Gen. Electric Co., materials tiJM
Western Electric Company
materials. 42 90
.\ F Moore extension supplies 150 8(1
The Standard Oil Company,
oils. 15 84
Southern Railway Company
freight on globes. 4 11
P F Pearson, ripping lumber 15
Adam Robinson, brick work
So Ry ( o. freight on pkg. 29
Theodore Kohn. bolts. 40
P F Pearson, 600 ft lumber ... 5 41
Rower House pay roll for Dec 223 00
Total in vouchers Nos. 1 to39
inclusive. $2,200 ">i
Respect fully submitted,
L. H. Wannamaker,
_Set-re t a ry.
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Mfg. Co., Druggists.
Entertainment at Cordova.?An
entertainment will be given at the I
Cordova school house on next Wednes-1
day night, beginning at eight o'clock.;
A synopsis of the program is as fol-?
lows: "A Close Shave, City sight and |
country eyes, Bones at a picnic,
Josiah's first courting, Uncle Rele's
Sermon, Missionary work at home,
Broken promises, or three scenes in a
drunkard's life, Some troubles com
mon to a life in the city.'' An ad
mission fee of ten and fifteen cents
will be charged. The net proceeds will
be given towards the purchase of a
library for the Cordova School. An
hour of good feeling and innocent fun
is in store for all who attend.
Coughs and colds, down to the very
borderland of consumption, yield to
the soothing healing influences of Dr.
Wood's Norway Pine Syrup.
KEEP THE ACBEAGE DOWN".
That Is the Advice Given Our Cotton
Farmers by an Expert.
Mr. Alfred B. Shepperson, one of
the most careful and competent sta
tisticians in the country, has written
a very interesting review of "The
Cotton Situation From a Solely Dis
interested Standpoint, "for the last
number of the Baltimore Manufactur
ers' Record. He believes that the re
markable advance in cotton due to
speculation in cotton futures, aud
that there is no truth in the conten
tion that this years cotton cro ? will
be about one million bales less than
the last crop, and inadequate for the
actual requirements of the spinners.
He believes that the present commer
cial crop will equal 10,700,000 bales,
averaging 484 pounds net, or about
'.he size of the last crop.
He believes further that upon the
acreage of last season it would have
been possible for a crop of twelve mil
lion bales to have been made. In his
opinion, there is no deterioration of
seed or of soil in a general way and
be utters the warning that alluring
as the presnet price of cotton must be
to the Southern farmers, it may prove
as treacherous as the sands of the sea
shore. The icentive is very great to
plant in the spring 20 immense acre
age in cotton at the expenses of food
and forage crops. The result might
prove unfortunate should cotton de
cline sharply under the prospects of a
full crop, and the farmer be compell
ed to pay high prices for grain and
The News and Courier thinks the
warning given by Mr. Shepperson
ought to ,be heeded by the cotton
planters of the South. Only a few
days ago one of the leading newspapers
of the South, carried away by the
idea that 12 or 14 cents cotton had
come to stay, urged the farmers to in
crease the acreage this year. It is
hoped that the planters will not fol
low such wild counsel. Mr. Shepper
son, as Secretary of the Committee of
the United States Senate, appointed
to examine into the matter of cotton
production and manufacture in this
country and abroad, reached the con
clusion that the average cost of cotton
production in the South was about
6-1-2 cents per pound. Surely the
planters have not forgotten their very
recent experience in producing the
staple at less than actual cost. It the
acreage shall be increased this year
and an enormous crop should be /pro
duced, all the ingenuity of the bulls
will not be abl? to sustain the market
at the present largely speculative fig
ures. The right thing and the safe
thing for cotton planters to do is to
raise their own bread and meat first,
and then to grow as much cotton as
they can as a money crop.
The Knights of Honor.
The friends of this order?the pio
neer of Mutual Beneficial life insur
ance?are in the best of spirits, and
they have the best of reasons for their
good feeling. For the crash predicted
by the uninformed has not come, but
in its stead a condition of financial
healthfulness, which places the grand
old order far above many of its com
petitors and up to the best. Deatli
claims are paid not only with regular
ity but with a promptness exceeded
by no other organization. The order
stands on no technicalities, but just as
soon as its simple form for the proof of
death is filed, the claim is paid. A
contested claim in this order is rarely
known, for the beneficiaries are always
in the ha of friends. Uuder the
change of 1 .es made a few years ago
it offers to the young man the cheap
est as well as the best protective in
surance in policies of 8500, $1,000 and
$2,000. The following figures testify
eloquently to the great blessing this
order has been to the world and to
this cominunity and show the strength
there is in combined benevolence:
The order at large has paid to the
widows and orphans of deceased mem
bers over $81,000,000; beneficiaries of
the deceased members of Orangeburg
lodge have been paid $77,500, and this
lodge paid Into the W. & O. fund last
year $5,370.70 and received for bene
ficiaries $2,000. This isa record tobe,
proud of, and when you are told that,
the K. of n. is not safe you need not.
look far to lind either gross ignorance
of facts or a motive purely selfish if
not venal. It collects and disburses
about two and a half million of dollars
annually, and it, does it at less cost
than any organization of its kind in
Ex-Gov. Sheppard of this State is
the Supreme Dictator, and all other
officers are men of the highest charac
ter besides being under bonds with
the best sureties to be obtained.
All of these give thpir t ime arid labors
for minimum salaries.
When you want, safe insurance at
the least cost join the K. of II.: 120
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A Wonderful Saving.
The largest Methodist. Church in
Georgia, calculated to use over one
hundred gallons of the usual kind of
mixed paint in painting their church.
They used only .12 gallons of the
Longman & Martinez Paini mixed
with 24 gallons of linseed oil. Actual
cost of paint made was less t ban $1.20
Saved over eighty ($80.00) dollars in
paint, and got a big donation besides.
EVERY CHURCH will be given a
liberal quantity whenever they paint.
Many bouses are well painted with
four gallons of L. & M. and three gal
lons of linseed oil mixed therewith.
Wears and covers like gold.
These celebrated Paints are sold by
Dr. .1. G. Wannamaker. Mfg. <o.
Honor Holl of Fort Motu? School.
For Attendance Sam Bouzard,Con
nie Cauthcn, Irene Cauthcn, Vinne
Laws. Sadie ('arroll.
For Punctuality. Euky Bouzard,
Irene Cauthcn, Connie Cant hen.
For Deportment. Irene Cant hen,
Sadie Carroll. Angle liruner. Carrie
Bruner, Mary Bruner.
Kor Spelling Mary liruner.
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Furniture, furniture, furniture, at
actual cost for thirty days. We want,
to reduce our stock. Call early before
they are all gone. Orangeburg Hard
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