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? BAMBERG MAN
Cfearged With Poisoning B. F.
Reed With Arsenic
BY A CORONERS JURY
A Disreputable Woaoan Flgtn-.s in the
Case, and aa Ugly Scandal Is Re
vealed by the Enquiry Into
the Death of B. P. Reed
A dispatch from Bamberg to The
State says as a result of reports and
rumors which "have (rone out concern
ing the death of B. T. Bead, who died
In Bamberg on the morning of Janu
nary 14th, after an ilnoss of only a
few bxurs, an Investigation was be
gun Thursday by the order of Coron
er J. H. Z ilgler! The coroner's jury
went to the burial grounds at Cope,
where Beed was buried, and there
disinterred the body. Dr. J. J.
Oleckley performed the operation.
The results, if there are any, will be
brought out in the court house in
a few days. At the time of Seed's
death the commoiil> accepted report
was that he had died of paralysis of
the brain. But Mr. G. B. .Kittrell,
a brother-in-law of the deceased man,
hearing the rumor that Beed had
been poisoned, carried part of the
body to Augusta, Ga. where he
claims that a chemist found a large
quantity of arsenio in the stomach.
The investigation In process is to
dear up all this mystery if possible
and to get the facts of the case. In
the meanwhile Eiiaha Bunch, a white
woman who resides in the mill dls
triot of this town, and Viola Wesley,
colored, are in jail, being beid as
parties connected with the death cf
The inquest over the body of B F
Beed was held at Bamberg last Fri
day, and was conoluoed about eight
o'clock that night. The jury render
cd a verdict that his death was caused
by arsenic poisoning and that poison
was administered by H. Clire Dickin
son. John B. Bellinger, E.q., repre
sented the State, being employed by
Mr. G. B. Kittrell, who has been ac
tive in working up the case.
On Tuesday* f oho wing the body was
disinterred, the stomach removed by
Drs. Oleckley-and Hoover - and taken
to Augusta for examination by a
chemist. Dr. Cieckley testified, as
also did Dr. Hoover, that lie could
see from the condition of the stomach
when it was removed from the body
that poison bad been administered.
Dr. Oleckley also testified as to the
condition of the brain when it was
opened Friday. He said the brain
also showed that poison had been ad
Dr. John Schreider of Augusta, Ga.,
the chemist who analyzed the stom
ach, testified that he found arsenio In
v the stomach, and that the j ir con
taining same had the seal intaot when
it reached him. Dr. Cleokley had
testified to sealing the jar when he
placed the stomach therein, putting
. on it his certificate that it contained
the stomach of B. F. B-;ei.
Dickinson bad b?en under suspicion
for several days. Week bef jra last
a search warrant was sworn out and
bis room searched, but nothing was
found. This search was for the pur
pose of finding out if there was any
arsenic in his room. He was not ar
rested, but knowing of this suspicion,
bis relatives employed H. M. Graham
Esq., to represent him at the inquest.
The jury was composed of the f il<
lowing: W. D. Baoad. merchant; N.
B. Felder, merchant; H. F. Bamberg
farmer; J. 0. Ursey, mechanic; Wall,
mechanic; MorriF, clerk; J. W. Hill,
farmer; M. C. Sandifer, merchant; M
M. Smoak, stock dealer; George H.
Smoak, wheelrlght and vehicle dealer.
A number of witnesses were ex
amined and a mass of testimony
taken.' Tne testimony was taken
down in shorthand by Mr. H. N. Bol
linger, who recently acted as stenog
rapher at a special term of court in
Hampton. The proceedings were all
Beeret and nothing was known of the
testimony until the verdict of the
jury was rendered.
The most important witness was
Elizi Bunch, a white prostitute, who
swore that Beed was given a drink of
whiskey at her house by Dickinson.
It will be remembered that Bsed wont
to Bamberg on Saturday morning,
January 13, and went to this woman's
bouse. In the afternoon he came
down town and said he was sick, had
started home but came back because
be was ill. He told a friend he believe
be had been poisoned and gave this
friend some money to deposit in the
bank, which was done. Physicians
were at once called ?n but he grew
worse and died about 6 o'clock the
next morning, the death being myster
The Bunch woman, whose arrest is
noted above, testf?|td that Dickinson
visited her, also Sfred. u&t on the
Saturday mentiojjrd R9ed came to
house between 10 and 11 o'clock;
that shortly afterwards Dickinson
came in and gave Beed a drink of
whiskey out oi a bottle whiei he took
from his pocket. That Dickinson
took none himself nor offered anybody
else any. Shortly afterwards seeing
seme other people coming Dickinson
jumped out of the back window and
ran off. That Beed stayed at her
hou3e about three hours or more. She
said the same afternoon Dickinson
came back and said to her: "I guess
I've fixed the-now;" that Dick
inson bad said to her about ten days
before that if Reed did not keep away
from her he was going to kill him;
that after she was arrested DIckin
son bad seen her at the j ill and told
her not to say anythingjwhat he bad
said about Reed. .
As soon as D ckinson heard of the
verdict of the jury he did not wait
for a warrant to be sworn out, but at
once went and surrendered to the
sheriff It is supposed that he will
apply for bond as soon as the testi
mony can be transcribed and the mo
tion made. The correspoadent of The
State says Diokenson Is the last man
be would have suspected of commit
ting such a crime. He comes of a
h'ghtoned, honorable family. His
large connection coussits of some of
the best people of the community. It
ts hard to believe that Clare Dickin
son poisoned Bin Ried, and it is only
fair to him to say mat the chief wit
oess against him is a woman of the
lowest type of character.
She testifh d that Dlckenson was
paying her expenses and it seems that
while she had a room with a white
family she took her meals at a negro
house. - Sae fully admitted her char
acter while testifying. It is interest
ing to note-that her testimony was
that Dickinson gave Reed the whis
key about 11 o'clock on Saturday.
Eeed was taken sick about 3 o'clock
the same afternoon and died the next
morning about 6 -o'c ook. If poisen
was admiostered at the time she tea
titled, certain it is that it took a long
time to produce death.
WILL BE CLEARED UP.
A dispatch do tha Soaoe from Bam
berg under date of the 28 oh instant
says interesting developments have
taken place today in regard to tht>
charge of murder against W. 0. Dick
iuson, now confined in jail here char
ged with poisoning B. F. Raid with
arsenic. These matters oannot be
tfiven at this time bat it can safely be
stated that facts will come out which
will entirely prove Dickinson's Inno
oenoe. This correspondent heard
none of the testimony at the coroner's
inquest, it baing held behind closed
doors, buG Could not believe that Clare
Dickinson had committal the crime
Tae developments in the case which
will be made public in a few days will
show conclusively that if Ben Raid
was poisoned, Clare Dickinson was
not ooncsrnad ia toe crlma. It will
03 remembered that the woman, Elzs
Bunoh testified that Raid was poison
ed by whlHkey given him by Dickinson
at her house. It now seems to be a
fact that the only whiskey drunk
while RMd was at the woman's house
was his o/ri whiskey broueht by him
from his horns over in Orangeburg
The Bunch woman's house is in the
northern side of town and Reid stop
ped there on his way into towi;, bring
ing some whiskey with him. When
he cam a down later in the day he was
taken slok. He did not buy any whis
key from the dispensary here and was
not down town, until the time he
claimed to ba poisoned, so it now
seems that if Raid's death was caus
ed by poisoned whiskey, he brought it
with him and it was his own. Ap
plicition for bail for Dickinson will
be mads in a few days, at wbioh time
the whole matter will come; out. It
may develop all this sensation will be
much ado about nothing.
At the home and in honor of their
twelth matrimonial anniversary on
Jan. 26, 1906, at Cameron, S. 0.,
there was given by Mr. and Mrs. T. G.
Kemmerlin to their near reletives and
friends "a Linen Wedding" which
will be remembered by those present
as one of the gaytles of the day. A
few days previous to the time above
stated numerous cards were sent out,
mpst of which were responded to by
the presence of those invited and all
had assembled in the parlor whioh
was so handsomely decorated f or the
Occasion and after many different
parlor games, recitations, music, etc.,
had been dispensed with and all feel
ing satisfied that "the half had not
yet been tola," supper was announced.
Then as the merry guest- entered the
dining had behold what a welcome
looking table, decorated with orysan
Ltumums and ferns. And yea! it
groaned with dainties too numerous
to mention. After the sumptuous
repast bad been concluded at the
table, all feeling that, "the half had
then been told" returned to the par
lor to listen to a few closing
instrumental solos whioh were most
excellently rendered by Ml-s Minnie
Smith, of Cameron, S. C. Many use
ful and valuab'e presents were re
ceived. All fe9iiag Vciry much beue
fltted for having come. . R'.congratu
hted the' bride and groom and left
for their respective homes to await
the announcement of another like
occasion. One Present.
Tae Opmujc? baiic liar.
At the m^ctiug of the Stats Bar
Association in Columbia last week the
members of the O'angeburg Bar car
ried away their lull share of the of
fice of tae Sbata Association.
In the eleotion for vice presidents,
Judge Jas. F. Izlar has been chosen
from the first circuit.
Committee on General Council,
member from first circuit, Maj. W.
Committee on Local Council, Judge
Jas. F. Izlar, chairman ex efficio.
with Col. D. U. Harbert from the first
At this meeting a number of the
younger lawyers of the state applied
for membership among which was
Mr. John S. Bowman, Jr., of this
List Us Know.
Should any of cur subscribers fail
to receive any copy of the papar, or
should there be any delay in the de
livery of i he papers, we should be glad
to have the matter brought to our at
tention. We shall bi g ad to supply
any missing copies Papers are mailed
from this office in plenty of time for
every subscriber living in reasonable
disianco to get the papsr oa Wednes
days or Thursdays at latest. When
they fail to come cn the3a days, let
us know so that we can have the mat
ter remedied. Dm't hesitate to kick
when your paper fails to reach you.
We have no other way of knowing
whether you get it or no.
Death ot Air. J. W. Annoy.
Mr. J. W. Antley, of the Lower
Fork, departed this life on the 24th
instant in the seventy-fourth year of
his age. The deceased was a gallant
Confederate soldier, serving his State
faithfully during the civil war. He
was a member of the Baptist Church
and always took an active part in
church work. Those who know him
best say he was a most excellent man,
ever ready to help the needy. Mr.
Antley left a wife and eleven children
to mourn his death. They have the
sympathy of many friends and rela
tives in their sad bereavement.
ft. Larce and KnthnBiao O tteetinjc at
Brancavllle, Jan. 27?Special: To
day there wan a most earnest and en
thusiastic meeting of the farmers of
this section. Mr. J. E Wannama
ker, president of the Ciunty Cotton
Association bad c-lle1 the meeting
and bad invited M-.\ F. H. Wescon or
C?lumoia, woo aas oeen appointed
the organizer of Che assrc ation for
she middle counties of the doate, and
Mr. W. W. Bay, President of the
Blobland Cmnoy Association.' In
spite of che very disagreeable weather
and the awful state of the roads In
consequence, the meeting was well at
tended. Farmers from ten and
twelve miles were in attendance, and
bv tnelr attention and appKuse
showed their interest in the efforts
of the association. Mr. Wanna ma
ker's opening ad lew was full of
scuad reasoning aad advice, as well
as important lmformation. That Mr.
Wannamaker has the success of toe
Association deeply at heart, no cne
can doubt who neirs one of wnat he
calls his "heart to heart" talks. Dur
ing his address he outlined a plan for
tbo thorough organization of the
county by farmers cluos in each
township, wh'ch if carried t-ut will
undouocedly result in greatest bene
fit to each and ovary individual In the
whole Sc ujh. i
Mr. Weston being ?ntroducsd by
the chairman, made an earnesr, elo
quent and powerful address bringing
before the meeting with force aud
clearness, the necessity of organiza
tion by the farmers to limit the pro
duction of cotton, placing it on the
market as it is needed, and thus con
trolling for their own benefit tnat
product whioh Providence in His
goodness has given them virtually a
monopoly of. No industry in these
days is without organization except
cotton production, and no produce
can with greater eaae be controlled if
- the farmers will but come together
and act with ordinary' Intelligence.
Curtail the aoreage of cottor, diversi
fy their crops and so put tuumselves
in a position where they will be the
envy of the wbrls world.
Dr. W. W. Bay followed Mr. Wes
ton. Dr. Biy while being a prac
tioing physioiari rf prominence is also
President of the B caland Couaty As
sociation and feels so deep an interest
in the future welfare of the South
land and so confident that the Cotton
Association will accomplish all it
promises, that he is willing to sacri
fice his individual Interest in assisting
in the accomplishm nt of the pur
poses of the Association. Dr. Bay's
address while replete with sound
reasoniag and good advice was inter
spersed with witty and apposite anec
dotes which empnaslzed the points he
desired to make and put the audience
in good humor. He was heartily
cheered at the close of his address.
Mr. Wannamaker made a few clos
ing remarks, appealing to the farm
ers to stand by the Association and
to hold up his hands in his efforts for
their prosperity and Inviting all pres
ent to attend the county meeting of
the Association at Orangaburg on
the 1st Saturday in February, when
Mr. Harry Jordan, President of the
Interstate Cotton Association would
be present and address the farmers of
The Editors Baby Won.
Brother M. P. Felder, of the Dor
chester Eagle, and his good wife are
the happiest couple in the State, and
they have a good right to be as the
following from the Dorchester Eagle
will attest: "A check for 310 was re
ceived a few days ago by Mrs. M P
Felder for William C. Felder. The
money is given as a winning prize in
the "Beautiful Baby Contest," which
was held at Johnstown, New York,
by Charles B. Knox, sole proprietor
of the Spim Company, Splm being a
new soap whioh is being introduced
on the market. Tne contest closed on
December 31 and out of the thousand
oables throughout the United States
and Canada, we are pleased to say that
our baby was among the few to win
a prize. The check was received In
time that we might have made men
tion of the incident in the last issue,
but It was our intention not to be
stow this notoriety upon the baby of
this editor. Upon the receipt of a
letter a few days ago, however, we
feel that we have sufficient cause for
impobing this Information upon our
readers. There were not another baby
of an editor in the United States that
won a prize. And we think it won
derful that a South Carolina baby
should have received any considera
tlon." That boy should be elected an
honorary member of the Press Asso
E'sewhere we print the advertise
meutoftheF S Royster Guano Co.,
and call the attention of our readers
to the same. The Boyster fertilizer
people are the largest of the indepen
dent manufacturers remaining. These
people have had a most wonderful
success in their sales. "Farmer's
Bone" 13 their leading brand of cotton
fertilizer, and we are told that its sale
exceeds that of any other single brand
of fertilizer sold in the South. Owing
to the fact that they use fish for am
moniates, their goods; are popular
everywhere they are sold. They claim
'heirs to be the original fish guano.
They have large works at Norfolk,
Va., Tarboro. N. C, two factories '.n
South Carolina, and one at Macon,
Ga., and their goods are on sale in
nearly every town in the South where
fertilizers are used. Our readers will
find it to their interest to consider
Royster fertilizer before making their
If a bank examiner is to be elected
he should be a man who is thoroughly
posted in the banking business, and
one who would be a real examiner
*nd not an official bank visitor mere
ly. Such a man is Mr. H. ?. Wan
namaker, the efficient cashier ol the
Peoples' Bank of this city. He Is in
every way qualified for the position
and should he receive the appoint
ment the State v/ouid have in him a
real bank examiner and not a figure
head. Ho is a most pleasant and
courteous gentleman, which is an
other requisite in a bank examiner.
ij9e social fads and fancies
op so?1ety folk.
8ome;of the Functions Palled Off Be
cen?y in Orangcbarg
and Other Places.
Thursday evening the parlors of
bhe Sc. Joseph hotel presented a scene
of- brilliancy when Mr. and Mrs. W.
E Zeigler entertained complimentary
to Miss Estelle C.-.nnoa. Toe drawing
rooms were decorated in exquisite
taste with, training vines of smilax
and banks of evergreens. E -ceiving
in the front room were Mr. and Mrs.
Zoigler, Miss Estelle Gannon and Mrs.
H. J. Groves of Providence, R. I.
Among trie many games Indulged
in during the evening progressive
whist was one of the most interest
ing. Miss Ida K )hn was presented a
large bona et of carnations for the
ladies' prizi and Mr. W.. M. Richard
son won tue gentleman's prize. Fol
lowing tbis a violet guessing contest
During the even .112 a handsome cut
glass bottle of extract was displayed
by the hostess to be voted by the
young men to the moib popular young
lady present. Miss Estelle Cannon,
the guesc of honor proved the winner.
In a..game of physiology Miss Pena
Sorentrue received a hand-painted
plaque for the ladies' prize, and Mr.
Wm. Iz ar an ash receiver for the
gentleman's prize. Refreshments in
several courses were served. Those
present were: Mis?es Eitello Cannon
Adelle Cannon, Annie Brailsford,
Blanche Baum, Ida Kohn, Adelene
Baum, Pena Sorentrue, L zzla Brails
ford, Mind Heuser, G.jrbrude Gam
batti, Bertha Kohn, Susie Martin,
Lula Harvln, Leila Marchant, Julla
Belle Marchant, Leila Smoak, Annie
Msckey, Adeline Kohn, Lucile Davis
of Charleston and Mrs. H. J. Grower;
Messrs. Eugene Atkinson, W. M.
Elcbardsou, Marion Zugler, Henry
Richardson, F. M. Inabinet, Wm.
Inabinet, Charlie Sorentrue, El. Can
non, ' Harry Rioh, Hydrlck Fairey,
Ashley Wannamaker, J. W. Sandel,
Alfred Salley, A. 0. D)yle, Wm.
Izlar, J. E Stoudenmeyer, J. R
Bowden, EdiottRicfcenbaker, Wallace
Crum, Henry Sandel, J. W. Culler,
Ciarence Z Algier, Coraellius Mc
an at home.
At Sc. Matthews on Tnursday eve
ning Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Arthur
Baxter were "at home to a few friends
in honor of their cousin, Miss Eook
hart of Elloree. The asking and an
swering of conudrums by the guests
filled up much time with merriment,
When the fiml count was taken it
was found that to Miss Ermine Wells
went the prize, a pretty vase, which
she in turn gracefully presented to
Miss Bookhart. The guests weie then
regaled with delicious cake and am-s
brosio, After this came a game new
to many and riohly amusing. Mrs F.
C. Cain, who was Mrs. BaxterVready
helper in entertaining, whispered to
each guest the name of some person
In the room. Mrs Baxter then gave
to each the name of some object with
whlca to compare this person. Many
comparisons ridicnlous in the extreme
resulted. Hardly had the laughter
created by this game sub-jided when
the ancient bub ever jolly 1 'changing
k.tcnen furniture" was announced.
This possibly was the most laughable
feature of the evening's entertain
ment. Then it was with much regret
olose upon the midnight hour tbati
the young people bade their charming
hostess adieu. Those who enjoyed the
evening ware: Mrs. F. C. Cain, Mls3es
Bebecque Wimherly, Ida Wells,
Ernestine OaiD, E la Salley, Elyth
Loryea, Ermine Wells, Mamie Fair,
Rosa Barnett of Sumter, D 111 Bow
ers, Bookhart, Helen Donald and
Hallie Murry, Messrs,Carlise Barton,
Willie Fair, Prof A. P. Helms, John
Dreher, Harris Evans, J, W. Tal
madge, John King and Clarence E.
Miss Annie Hays of Easton, Pa,,
was the guest of honor at a large
masquerade party on Wednesday
evening, given by her hostess, Mis.s
Dolly Wannamaker. The house had
been artistically decorated for the oc
casion. A number of musical selec
tions were rendered throughout the
evening, and at a late hour refresh
ments were served. Those present
were: The four babies, Miss Lee Sla
ter, Sugar Plum; Adelene B?.um,
Peachy Wuchy; Blanche Baum, Hon
ey Babe; Ida Kohn, Tootsy Woot sy;
Misses Kate Bull, Gollv; M?.zIb Slater,
Bo Peep; Dot Bull, 17th century girl;
Annie Brailsford, Martha Washing
ton; L'zzie Brailsford, Tennis G'rl;
Anne Hayes, Grandma, Jennie Mae
Wannamaker, Creek goddess, Ruth
ZMgler, Talley; Bessie R:ckenbaker,
Good Luck; Febie Wannamaker, Lady
of 1860; Messrs Henry Slater, C uitry
Sport; J. W. Fairpy, Torreanoi; N ir
man Salley, Zi Zu; H. M. Fairey,
Cowboj; J. W. horoman, Dominic1';
W. E AtkiPHon, Irish Gentleman; E.
C. Slater, Russian General; James
Brailsford. Sedan Boy; M. L. Slffl ;y.
Louis XIV; H. O. Dawson, English
Gentleman; George Salley, Cow Boy;
A. B. Richardson, policeman; W. M.
Richardson, Bootblack; A. J. Hydrlck,
School Bo '. R. Bowden, Gentle
man of L;.ou.e; A. 0. Doyle, Negro
lee and jackson.
One of the enjoyable affairs of the
past week wa3 the reception held by
Paul McMlchael ohapter, U. D. O, on
Friday evening, in honor of General
Jackson and Lee. The reception rooms
were beautifully decorated in patriotic
colors, intermingled with Southern
smilax. Receiving in the hall were the
officers of the ohapter. Refreshments
were to be had throughout the even
ing. The programme was as follows:
Orangeburg orchestra; Instrumental
trio, by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohn
and Miss Kohn; selection by the Chor
al cluo; vocal solo, Mrs, W. G. Smith;
reading, "Jackson," by Mrs. E. R.
Pauling; instrumental solo, Miss Ber
tha Kann; recitation, Miss Estelle
Cannon, vooal solo, Mrs. J. A. Berry;
Instrumental solo, Mrs. W. S. Lin
ing; vocal solo, Mrs. J. L. MoLees;
instrumental .solo, Miss Jaule Mie
Wannamaker; selection, Choral olub;
Instrumental solo, Miss Ida' Kohn;
recitation, Miss Lula Harvin.
COLONIAL CLUB. "
A charming affair of Thurday after
noon was the entertaining of the Co
lonial club by Mrs. Geo, Seignloua.
Tables wpre arranged for six-hand
euchre. Mrs. Fred Wannamaker wa?
the winner of the first prize, a pair of
silver hat pins. The consolation, a sil
ver chain, was cut by Mrs. T. H.
Wannamaker. The booby, a pair of
stick pins, fell to Miss Felicia . Obis
olm. Mrs. Seignious' guests were:
Mesdames E H. Jennings. T. H
Wannamaker, John Cart, Fred and
H. 0. Wannamaker, J. A. Barry, J.
Stokes Salley, A. H. Mosa. W. S. Lin
ning, J. E. Glovar, W. K. Sease, L
H. Wannamaker, T. A. Jefforda,
Lewis Golzer, W. D. J.ffjrds. E. H.
Scovllle, A. C. Llgon, Wm. Hutchin
son, J. 0. Pike, Misses Virginia Selg
nioux, Dolly Wannamaker, Kate and
D it Bull, Fel'c'.a Ohisolm, Margaret
O'Brien of Texas, Anne Haves of
Pennsylvania, Janie Mae Wannama
the social club
Mrs. W. K. Sease was bostass to
the Scclal cluo on Thursday. Purple
was the prevailing olor int:< duced in
the decoration of the card rooms and
in thelunon which followed tne game.
Violets in generous profusion were ar
ranged in bowls and vases jhroughout
the rooms. Following the game refresh
ments were served In three courses.
Tno?e lnvltsd were: Mesdames F.
F. Malpass, L. 0. Shecut, John
Cart, W. S. Lining, R H. Jennings,
Fred Wannamaker, Lewis Gelz^r, H.
C. Wannamaker, A ?. Llgon, L H.
Wannamaker, A. C. Dukes, J. E
Glover,* A. 0. Duval, S. H. Crum, E.
N. Scovllle, Raymond Bryant, A- H.
Moss, Miss ?lmmons, of Charleston
Miss Marguerite O'Brien of Texas.
the merry jia.tb0n
The Merry Matrons were the guests
of Mrs. John Cart on Tuesday morn
ing. A delightful two hours wassoent
playing bridge whist, after which a
dainty luncheon was served. The
guests were: Mesdames W. D. Jef
fords, J. A. Berry, L. H. Wannama.
maker, Jr., Fred Waanamaker, H. C.
Wannamaser, Wm. Hutchinson, J.
0. Pike, Jr., J. Stokes Salley, J. E
Glover, Lewis Gelzer, and Miss Kate
The Tnursday Morning Bridge
Whist club met with Mrs. Lewis
GeJzir as hostess. Those present were
Mesdames John Cart, A. H. Moss, G.
M. Seigniousi H. C. Wannamaker,
Fred Wannamaker, B. H. Jennings
List of Unclaimed Leiters.
Following is the list of unclaimed
letters remaining in the Orangeburg
Pbstcffirte for week ending January
29ib, 1906: Joe & Elmore Ashley,
Will Azgalc, Joe Breedon, Miss Rosa
lee Benjtmin, George Butler, Miss
Lila Brunson, Mrs. Mile? Brown, Miss
Rosa Brown, Mrs. Lillian F. Brown,
Miss Rossie L. Curry, Mat Ourby,
"Minnie Chappeil, J. P. David, Miss
Julie Dosson, Mi<sM. B. Dukes, Mr, 8
Sue Davis, M's* Bo?a Flen, Miss 3am
ella Flinn, Miss Matilda Fisher, P. 0.
Ford, Mrs. Emma Funohes, Jessie
Foughen, Mrs. Gcorgle-Green, MIbs
Maggie Glovar, Mrs. E.nor Glover,
Miss Diana Ginyard, Mrs. Josephine
Harper, Houston Hayes. James Jones,
Guasie Jennings, Miss Mary JelT>rson,
Miss Bosanna Johnson, Gewery John
son, L Keels, Jearry Kit, Ned Kit,
Miss Frances Malloy, Lucy M irshall,
G. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Moorer, Postel Murray, N.jugene Mac
arkin, Miss Ge >rgie MoDanal, Miss
Silvia O iver, J. P. Pearson, Miss Rosa
Palm^:, Thomas Pnilip, Lmz-j Price,
Miss A i ce Plooser, Noah Perry, Miss
Mamie Ramble, W. M. Elvers, Miss
Longia Roberts, J. H. B.m, Miss
Minnie Smith, Mrs. C^Jia Smith, Miss
Mary Stokes, Mr. & Mrs. Onto Strock,
J M. Shuler, Mrs G. ace Thornpsop,
J. M Thomas, Miss Laura Void, Miss
Bertha Whetstone, MrB. Georgle
Weeks, Mrs Sarah Walker, Miss Mary
Williams, Whlnnie Washington.
Persons calling for the ai:ove letters
will say they are advertised.
A. D. Webster, P. M.
Brain JL )?ke.
Length of years is not life.
A rfght start is half the task.
Worries wear out more men than
It is not necessary to be grouchy in
oraer to be grave.
Wnen a man asks you for advioe you
are always safe in inquiring what
kind he wants and then giving It to
The man who searches his own
heart is not apt to find Haws in the
hearts of others.
People who borrow trouble are al
ways In debt.
People who listen have no right to
complain of gossips.
Tnereisa vast difference between
liberality and prodlgility,
A well worn suit paid for is better
than a fine suit worried about.
Many prayers that are started up
ward Und lodge in the basement.
A balance in the bank today is bet
ter than a good time ooe day last
It is a good thing for a lot of hu?
bands that their wives do not go un
strike for wages.
A great many men have ac'ileve'J
reputations for wisdom by making
two or three good guesses.
Tue emptier a mans head the loud
er he boast of how much liquor his
stomach will hold.
Oae of the sweetest things in life is
having so lived it you can look back on
most of it with pleasure.
Only the man who has no boys of
his own is capable of giving expert ad
vice on how to raise sons.
Hand ol Mercy.
Tue Band of Mercy will meet on
WddDestlay afternmin the Metho
dist Sundav Sitml room at four
o'clock. The object of the Band of
Mercy is to teaou and to lead every
child and older person to seize every
opportunity, to say a kind word, or
do a kind deed that will make s-.m ?
other humau being, or Home harmless
dumb creature happier. Tnere are
more than 63,000 Bands of Mjroy
with probably over 2.000,000 members
in the United States.
SUE AI MAIL CARRIERS.
A Bill Introduced in Congress to
? Raise Taeip Salaries .
The rural mail carriers in South
Carolina and throughout the country
will receive 8900 per annum, hereafter
instead of the amount they are now
receiving, should the bill which haB
been introduced in the house for this
purpose by Mr., Aiken pass. A dis
patch from Washington to the Col
umbia Record says Mr. Alken is
thoroughly convinced that the mall
carriers of- the state are too poorly
paid and that they should be better
taken care of than they are at present.
We agree" with Mr. Alken. Wnea the
characcer of the work performed by the
carriers is taken into consideration,
and the expense they have in keeping
horses and vehicles, nine hundred Is
not to much to pay them.
It is said there is danger that the
State may lose many of its free deliv
ery routes at an early date, according
to what Representative Ellerbe and
Johnson say concerning tne matter.
Mr. Johnson recently called attention
to the fact that the postmaster gen
eral would soon cut i tl many of che
routes now in operation unless the
people patronizing them sent out and
received more mail. ''Tney must pat
ronize the routes netter," he salQ, if
the present facilities are tb rsrmain as
they are. It will be a quesoion for
Che people In the different sections to
determine for themseivas; if tney
want them they must write more let
ters and receive more; the postoffloe
department is In earnest about cut
cing them off and we cannot do any
thing to stop it unless the people
show tho - proper appreciation of
what the government is doing for
"I wrote the postmaster general a
letter about three weeks ago asking
him to let the curriers on the routes
weigh the mall they handled to deter
mine whether there had been a fall
ing off. I have never received a re
ply to my communication, and I sup
pose a government agent will be sent
out soon to weigh the quantity of
matter handled. I hope the routes
can be saved to the people in the
country." We said something about
this last week, and we again call the
attention of the people in this county
to the necessity of making greater
use of the rural routes in this section
if they wish them continued. In the
meantime, however, the salaries of
the mail carriers on.the routes retain
ed should be raised to nine hundred
dollars. That amount even is poor
pay for men who have to go out in all
kinds of weather to serve the public.
We hope Mr. Aiken will get his bill
ABOUT THE WEATHER
This Year to Be One ot Kains and
Speaklag of the weather, says the
Newberry Ooserver, this is not going
to be a good year for low ground corn,
for there are going to be heavy rains
and freshets and overflows of the bot
tom lands. This is not The Observ
er's original prognostication, but Mr.
D. E Sease of Newberry county says
so. He bases his opinion on the
weather of the 25th of January.
He says he has observed for the last
forty years that if January 25th is a
bright clear day the bottoms do not
overflow and of course there are good
crops cf bottom corn; but If the 25zh
is cloudy or raining look out for over
s' )ws. The 25th this year was decid
edly cloudy and rainy. Another citi
zen's observation for the past three
years confirms Mr. Sease's forty years
observation. So if anybody goes ahead
now, in the face of prophecy, and
plants his bottoms In corn and loses
his crop he will have himself to
Speaking further of the weather it
is well enough to remember that
ground hog day is near at hand, and
we shall therefore know scon whether
we are to have an early or lata spring.
Ground hog day is February 2 ad, aud
it is a well established fact, thouqh
some skeptical people question it,
that if the ground hog comes out of
his hole that day aud sees Mb shadow
he will hasten back to continue his
hibernation for many weeks to come;
out If he does not see his shadow he
will remain out, and spring may be
expected early. Of course this all
depends upon whetner the second day
of February is a clear day or cloudy.
Everybody except the highly skeptical
will watch with interest for ground
hog day to see whether it is to
clear or cloudy and wnether, tfiere
fore, we are to have a late or early
State of Ohio, City ok Toledo |
Lucas County. f ' '
Frank .1. Cheney makes oatli that
lie is se ior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co , doing business in the
City of Toledo, County and State
aforesaid, and that said linn will pay
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL
LARS for each and every case of Ca
tarrh that cannon be cuied by the use
of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Frank J. Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed
in ray presence, this ?th day of De
cember, A. D. 1886.
A. W. Gleason,
(Seal) Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrli Cure is taken inter
nally, and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Send for testimonials free.
F. .J. Cheney & Co: Toledo, 0.
Sold by all dr ggists, T5c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
This is a cold cold world bub you
can geb some comfort by getting the
best underwear, to be found at J. C.
Only a few warm numbers left,
suco. as blaakab3, lap robas, and com
forts to go ab rcduood prlce3. J. C.
E very lady whe once takes McOalls
Ma^sz.ne will never do wlbh-oub it?
You can gab yours free by trading ten
dollars with J. C. Rmsdale.
Two million Americans suffer the
torturing p ings of dyspepsis. No need
to. Burdock Blood Bitters cures. At
any drug store.
From Orangebiirg: and Other Conn*
ties in South Carolina.
Picked Dp and Scissored from Oar
Exchanges for the Conven
ience of Busv Readers.
Miss Anne Hayes, of Easton, Pa.,
is stopping with Miss Dolly Wanna
Miss Bath Cook, of New York, Is
on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. A. D.
The rural mail carriers are having
a tough job of making their twenty
five miles a day in the present condi
tion of the roads.
? Ex Chief of Police Fischer has.gone
into the restaurant business, We hope
he will do well. He is located on Bus
sell street next door to the corner of
13 Mr. D. H. Marchant offers (or sale
most of the furniture in the Palmetto
Hotel, be having given up tne hotel
The Cotton Growers Association
will meet on next Saturday, and it is
hoped that there will be a large at*
tendance of delegates.
Tne best things in the world hav
always been done for the love of doing
them, or for the love of those for
whom they were done;?and not for
pay nor reward.
Why should not a man he just as
proud to write after his name the
word "Firmer." as to write "Doctor"
or "Lawyer?" It is the proudest title
any man can bear.
We regret to announce that Mr. J.
W. Berry has been compelled to make
an assignment. We hope that he can
so arrange matters that he can con
tinue in business. ,
Make your home cozy and lnvitln g
by having reading lamps lighted, by
arranging nice, comfortable lounging
corners and providing good reading
material and good music.'
A writer wonders how many Amer
ican women would pass the ordeal
of the Siberian bride-elect, who is
obliged to prepare a dinner as proof
of her future housewifery.
From Tuesday, January 22, to Mon
day, January 29, the Times and Dem?
erat recorded thirty-three new sub
scribers. The best part of it 1b that
every one of them paid in advance.
Every young girl should, if practi
cable, have an allowance. At first it
should be very small, just sufficient
to cover her little expenses. As she
grows older it should be annually In
Mr. D. H. Marcbant will have some
thing of importance to say to the
readers of The Times and Democrat
next week. He sent his announcement
up Monday, but we could not get It
in this week. _
The postmaster general has kind
ly granted permission for rural car
riers to doliver in automobiles- Now
If he will go a step further and pro
vide the automobiles the carriers will
be supremely happy.
Mr. J. P. Strobel has been appoint
ed postmaster of Brarciville in place
of the colored postmaster who drop
ped dead in his office last week. Stro
bel is a Democrat. There were eigh
teen applicants for the job.
The Wertz Mule Company will re
ceive today one car load of extra nice
Tennessee Mules. Call and see them
before making your purchase. They
will save you money. Every mule
guaranteed or money refunded.
Some very flae muslo will be heard
next Thursday night at the Academy
of Music, when the Giles-Blake Com
pany will give a concert under the
management of the local 1/yceum
course. You should go and hear it.
Hon. T. F. Brantley has introduc
ed a bill In the House to fix the license
of medicine peddlars hi this State at
five hundred dollars. The bill has
received its second reading in the
House and is likely to become a law.
The ladies of the Hickory Grove
Missionary Soolety will have a Ro
sette Party on Friday, February 9,
beginning at half-oast five o'clock, at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Bochette. Oysters will be served in
Farmers' Bulletin No. 236. on "Ii
cubation and Incubators," wrislen by
Richard H. Wood. M. D., is a valu
able addition to poultry literature. It
can be had by addressing the Uaited
States Department of Agriculture,
Washington, D. C
Our cash in advance- plan works
like a charm. We collected more
money last year on subscription than
we ever did before i a one year. One
thing about It that we are glad to
mention is that our subscribers like
the p'an about as well as we do.
Oi last Sunday at the Baptist par
sonage Miss Lydia Wilson w\3 hap
pily married to Mr. J. 0. Freeland
Rev. E. M. Llghtfoot officiating Mr.
Freeland is the efficient eugl?eer of
the 'Shoo Fly' train and Miss Wilson
is a vary handsome and accomplished
The Niwberry O >server says:
"Some of these fool niggeM who are
slqging the song "I g)t a white mm
working for me" will haye to do their
own working when tiay get on toe
ohalngang?>vaere they are sure to
get if they keep on running blind
The ladies of the Cimsroi Biptlst
Conrco. will give an eater ;ainm;nt at
the Graded Sciool building, Friday
evening, February 2, 19 J6, biglnning
at 7.30 o'clock. Tue music will ba
furnished by the best talent in tha
county. Oysters will be served from
four until eleven p. m.
Tae "Shoo Fly" train on the At
lantic Coast Line Railway has been
changed from a morning to an even
ing train. Ia other words, it will
leave Orangeburg ia the morning and
return in the evening. This train *
will be of little service to the Orange
burg business men.
Messrs. W. W. Brackett, Gao- F.
Brackett and Robert Muirhead, f
New Jersey, are on a hunting trip to
Orangeburg. This is the second trip
of these gentlemen to"Orangeburg.
They are stopping at the St. Jo3epn
Hotel, and we wish them a pleasant
visit. Col. W. G. Smith and other
sportsmen will accompany them on
their bunting trips.