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~IA8Y MONM MAKH'F.
HOW POME SIR NGERS ARE
By Selling Contracts to Appoint
Agent and fell a Wash.
At least a dozen people have com'
to us and complained about tbe ws;
some w 11 dressed, glib talking straosr
eis are raking in the money f r< m
some of their neighbors and frierd < od
a wasbirg machine proposition.
Among the number that called on Ub
was one man who bad given his note*
for five Lundred dollars payable Id
sixty days fora"contH>e;," with tbe^e
washing machine folks He bad his
"contract" with bim and to our mind
! it is an extraordinary document
This "contract" was not sold to tbi;
man by the washing machine people
themselves, but was sold to him by a
neighbor and friend who bad bought
a "contract** to sell "contracts" a*
. well as sell washing machines him
self from tbe washing machine' peo
pie, for which we were Informed be
p lid five hundred dollars.
As we said above, the man wbo
called on us and showed us his "con
tract" gave two notes.for two bun
dred and fifty dollars each for tbe
paper. Oae of \hese notes was given
to his friend and neighbor who had
induced bim to buy the "contract,"
which was his pay for inducing a
neighbor and friend to invest in a
"great money making scheme," and
the other note was given to the wash
ing machine agent, who was present
when the bargain was c'osed and the
notes signed. Tbe gentleman say&
as an inducement to get bim to buy,
the washing machine agent said bt
would advance him cne hundred and
twenty five dollars in cash if he
would sign the notes, and that as soon
as the notes were signed and the
agent had them In his possession he
declined to let him have any cash,
but credited him wiih sixty-two dol
lars and fifty cents on each of the two
notes which he had given for the
"contract." No doubt the g nerous
washing machine agent thought the
act a very magnanixous one. but the
giver of tbe note did not so regard it.
We read over rather hurriedly the
"contraot" this man showed us, and
for which he was to pay five buudred
dollars in sixty days. * It was qiite a
long document printed in blame with
names and amounts filled in with ink.
It was signed by the newely appoint
ed agent and not by the washing ma
chine man himself. It i as quite a
number of conditions and provisos as
to the rights of the'party buying and
the party selling, whioh we cannot
recall. Take away the technicalities,
we understand the document to give
the man who had bougat It tbe right
to sell "contracts" ar,d sell washing
maonlnes. He was to charge five
hundred dollars for each "contact"
he sold, of which amount be wan to
receive one half for selling tbe "con
tract" and tbe other half was to go
to the washing machine people. It
will be seen that when he sold two
"contracts" be would have his
money back that he paid for .his
"contract." The selling or "con
tracts" is the biggest part of -the
business, while selling of machine>
seems to be a secondary matter.
However the washing machine people
get about one third of the money foi
which each machine is sold by the
different ngents. This is about oui
recollection of the "contract," but at
we do not wish to do any one an up
jus tic we will be glad to publish the
"contract" In full as soon as we car
It ?111 be seen that it is a mighty
soft snap for the washing machine
people. They so op up the moue>
goitg and corxirg. They get five
hundred dollars for every "contract"
they themselves s II, and twu hun
dred end fifty doliaiB for every "con
tract" tbat tbe men ti ey stli "con
tracts" to sell, and so in goes. As
we understand the "contract" we
saw, it did not limit the buyer of a
'"contract" to any particular territory.
He can sell "contrictfc" or machines
anywhere in the United States, pro
viaed he pays the washing maonine
people their 6here of ine money
taken in. There is so muco more
money in selling "contracts" than ic
selling machines, tbat no chubt most
of these who buy "contracts" will
sell "contracts" ?nd Dot bother wlw
the machine selling feaiure at all
In fact th's seems to us to be th-.
lntentioncf the whi le scheme. It is
a kind of endless chair- moury making
scbeme for tbe washing ouBOhine teo
pie, tut how any ore can be iodnceo
to pay fi ve hundred dollar* for a "c.n
trfect"' tnat has no value behind il bu
ttle "right," to sell an oroinary wa.-b
ing machine is a deep mystery to us.
Yet we understand that quite a cum
~ ber tf people have; Invested In this
"contract," and should they mee!
with success in sellirg "cootroots'
the whole county will be Hooded with
them. To m:-ke the ?c^erx:? n*y every
one of us will have t o buy a' 'ooutraes,"
and when we ail get tuppliea we wih
hsve to sell them to the trees or quit
S. me years ago there were two rim
ilarenterprises woiked in ihUseoaun
Oae was getting subscriptions for a
little weekly paper published Borne
where in Florida and the otLer wa;
selling cherry trees from a concern
somewhere over in North Carolina.
The main feature in bo:h of thete
schemes was in seoaiing ageuts, lo get
subscriptions for the paper and selling
cherry trees. In bot h so^emes etc t
new agent was required to s nd tn a
^certain amount of money forsub-criD
tlots or che?r7 trees before he vv .uld
be entitled to any benorics from hb>
work. After that he was j.a:d a statei.
amount for every agent he secured,
which was about one-half the amount
eacn of the agents he got paid in the
paper or the cherry tree scheme for
being allowed to act as an agent fur
either 0Q6 Of tueii). It Will be tieeu
that each aR tttiu .'v-xi-^uj up
sides paying in a gocdiy sum to the
men at the other end of theecheme I
will be noticed that the * c <ntract"
selling feature of tbe wasoin,; machine
people is somewhat on tiie bame order.
After running for some time both the
other enterprises were denied the use
of the mails and were eventually sur
pressed, and some of the parties con
nec*ed with trvm tried ard oonv c:ed
of f raid / We make ho charge of fraud
agalnsti tbe people what are s Hing the
washing machine "contracts," but we
, thirk it our duty to warn our people
to be careful how they Invest their
hard earnest money In them. There
li no chance for them to make any
thing out of the scheme, unless' they
can li duse arm - of their r.eighbors or
friends to buy ' cjntrt.es" from them,
and thus entail io^s upoo th> m.
DAHC? aT ol. m&Tl'MBWS.
G.ven by the Vonne Men's German
Cinb of the P<aca.
A very charming social event was
fibe dance which was arranged by thf
Young MeDs' German club, and wbl<h
took place on Monday night tbe 16 ob
Instant, at Cain's ball Sc. Matthews.,
AU circumstances tended to make the
;Siir an u. limited success. The
weather was dellgfct'ul, the floor in
perfect order and the music, which
was furnished by Plockoey's band of
Columbia, kepi suo.1 beautiful time,
that dancing was a de ?ble pleasure to
devotees of TerDslobore. Tne ball
was opened at 9 30 and the wee sma'
hours found the yrung people trip
ping the "light fantastic" as full of
eager pleasute as if they had Ju t bs
gua. Besidts an unusual number of
dancers there were many spectators
who on joyed the pretty scene before
them anucst as much as the partici
pants. Those present were:
Misses Gussie Haigler of Camden.
Sarau Seay of Columbia. Rosa Treze
vant of Fe Motte, tbe Misses Ricke:; -
haker, tbe Mtases Bowman, au i Miss
PeDa Surentiue of Orangeburg, the
, Misses Bebtcque Wimberly, Inez
Wimberly, Ernestine Cain, Ltlian
Wine, Helen Donald, Ermine Wells,
E la Saliey, Mau.^e Burke, Dalien
Buyck, Allle Bull, Grecs Bull, Grace
James of St. Matthew.-; Mesdamea J
M Patrick os Andere-, Robt. S
Splgener of Columbia, J. B McL-vuch
lin of Bishopville, F S. P lulling, A.
F. P?nUirg, B. F Rrud, G. A B x
ter, Lee Ciin. L S. Drener,. Jb'. V
Hill. Claude Gaffney, F. C. Cain of
i St. Matthews; Messrs. Clarerce Rani
ker, Cleveland Wannamaker and
i George Sohlffley of Oraog* burg; Geo
, W. Reaves, Albert Jareoky and L. M.
i Green of University of South Oaroi
?Ina; H. F. Markedine of Charleston,
i Geo. W. Cavenaugh of Greensboro, N.
j U ; St. Julian Tyler, D H. Taylor, J
H Zdgler of Cameron; Mr. Bowers of
Prosperity, S D. Shockley cf Coium
I hla, J. L. Jackson cf Jamison,* 0 L
Rast, B. E Croft of SwansBa, P A
Buyok of Bahopv'ille. Mr. Fulenwild
, er of Baltimore, Md., Paul Barron cf
Reck Hill, B. L M son of Charleston,
G. A Baxter, R. D Z'mmerman, H
I H. Johnson, T. L Vaughn, M)rt
( Jareoky, F S. Paalllng, A F Paull
mg, H. H. PaullJng, Clifton St-ck.
, Clyde Shockley, J??. T?te, lUn Pauli
i ing, Carlisle Barton, M( Q teen F. ures,
C. R Z Jg'er, E M. B.uK-nbaker, C.
, E C!ay, John E Dreher, F. F. Hill,
I Lee Cain, F. W. Wei.ges, B. F.
i Bruce, T. IL Wannamaker. W. F
Ru>fk W. W. Fair, Joho King, T.
1 Happt'y Married
A notable ar>d b-autiful social
1 event was the flrat E -ster wedding cf
1 che season, that of Miss Mary Lou
Felder and Mr. 13. muri Martin, o*
1 Auvusta, which teok place Tuesday
afternoon of last week at the Church
of the Redeemer, the Rov. John John
; son of Charleston < ffl itatfcig
Tbe ohurch had been effectively
; decorated in E?ster lilies, Scurheri.
smilax and wisteria. M!sb Ida Kohr
' presided at the organ aud as Meucel
ssohns "Wedding Ma ch" was played
' the two UBbers, Mr. Jovn Twiggy of
Augusta, ard Mr. P^ul Ferrer, 01 New
Oriesns, walked slowly up the ai.-3e,
[followed by Mis-i Paulino Izlar. mtid
of honor, attin d io a beau- iful anci
viainty coj-tume of white silk batiste.
' elaborately trimmed in vdoncleme.-:
lace ard hand embroidery.
She wore a ph;ture hat in pure
white and oarrled a levely bunch of
ptrk carcath ns and firos. As th?
groom with his best nao, Mr. Wi
llem Warclaw,cf Aunt's".a, c me fit m
the vestry, the bride with her father,
c-me up the aisle and met be?-re the
Li ar, where the impressive ceremony
bwas perfcrned. The was lovely In &
traveling gown of ttue violle cv:;r
t?.fft-tn with hat a d gloves to nca'cb
Sf.e carrl; d a Urge hoi qr t ol br dia'
r;.so and fen-. Mas er Jamrs Rj..
ertiion and M!r.s Helen W<iri3y tctec
..s tlcwer hearers.
Afttr ihe ceremony the bridal p?r
ty and a few lnv?*eci friends repaid
m the hr.noB of M.' j r and Mr;* W. V
z :.r, where a r e<-ption was held
j t:ie happy coup;-- Itfl oa I ha af er
noon's train for N * Y r:: -.ad C<i.r;
jida. The cut- I' '< wn v! i or-j "e-i:
Mrs R hi.rt Martin,of Augusta; M>.-.
Phu.iz^ ai d M' h P-O" z., of Aut:u
I iv*. M' aod Ms V7 ? ioDJ M< r-iii
Mrs V;-.-i:ri?? F: m- g. Miss D l y
VVo<'d-fid. Mr Art. ui Mtttlt, Mr
Jack Phij-izy, M<- Jaoie? Bj;h ?ii
Miss H<rnri</tfa ?ob<-ttSir., cf Augu?
i; Mrs. Wiili.m Wa i y, of C a les*
ton, and Mr. Clinwn F?;d i of B.-^ck
Kill'd Him?eiJ 4coUlen atly.
Oi last Siiiurd y aft rn on C^nrie*
Z mvr.i rrnho, wno iiVrO Ou 0"f of Mr
Paul Gn-.ri b'lr g's p aces in the Fir
Holes n igh; oru! od, whi'e cut birr*
? unting accidentally Boot and killed
t lmself. It is supp i-:ed ilia* he
I' aning cn his gun wh-n it was dis
charged in seme way ani the load of
Uhot hit him about the fuc: from tbe
effects of wMch he d ed a few h'U-s
aficXvtiirds. Z '."juitriu: u was a >ouug
neg'O, being only abou'i twenty-twc;
years of age. T-^o physicians gob to
him bff'.-re he dl?d and did all tbai
medical skill oonld do to bvb him
but he was murtilly tu*t fri.m tbe
Editor of Times and D mocnt: '
Dave Gulny^rd, who was si ntencert
to Eerve a term of five yeirs or: chair
^ang for attt mptlng to wr.ck a train
'on Const Line Rnad arid who d*
?i^Q pcnQno lgoh p?<?T. isno lf.o-t?H lr>
Augusta by Mr F e^ Fore4 on cit.j
I k'ang on last W5dn-i;dav. I was oct>
IfleJonsame evening and on Tour.
day morning we went, over and
brought convict back. Hi has or
year snd ei^ht months to serve. H
escaped from ? Ging N i. 2 when r
trusty. He will b* a tru**y n?t mere.
OLIN M. X>ANTZLKS.
REPORT OP TiLJ COMMITTEE IN
TEE CBEIGHTON OUE.
Hiu Statement of the Investigation
of the Fatter by the
The R-v, 0 W. Creigbton, editor
of. the Christian Appeal, publlohrd at
Green v oo", has issued In his pape
the ftllofb g Htatement in regard to
th. li vebiik-atlon of the complaints
"We cannot at this time publisl
the fu.l details of the invest gatlon o'
che oomplaints made by the presiding
elders against the edkor of this paper.
We bbail, however, publish enougn to
give tbe public 8n ins'git into the
methods employed in mat proceed
' Oq March 21 last the committee
met in tbe Methodist Church at thi.
plac*. W. T. Duncan, by virtue of
'tis iffiie, act/*'* as chairman; M B
K lly served as secretary. Iu addl
t on W. T Duncan had retained the
Birvices of a stehograpt er?a very
"We were aocon panied by our
oouns-l, the Eev. j. W. Daniel and
the R v A. J. Cautben, and -Miss
Myrtle Davis, our stenographer."
"The cimmi-tee was composed of
Peter Stokes, a cousin of one of the
presiding elders; W. A. Masses beau,
a nephew of another presiding eldir.
whose term, of office is embraced in
the period covered by the criticisms of
the editor of tbe Cnristlan Appeal,
and who is also under J. W. Kilgo,
oue of tbe complainants, and pastor
f K lgo'8 family, and also that of
Bish.p Duncan, who bas been active
in this' matter; T C. O'Dell, who
served on the committee at Confer
' When the committee met W. T.
Duncan, by an arbitrary ruling, which
is contrary to the law and practice cf
tbe Methodist Ohuroh, ezoluded Dr.
Daniel, the counsel of the accused;
the Rev. A. J. Giuthen, his brother
in-law, and then also tried to exclude
Miss Davis, his stenographer.
"The presiding elders made two
"1. Falsehood and slander. To
substantiate tbat charge they produc
ed copies of tbe Christian Appeal con
'alning an editorial on 'Rings and
R suits,' 'Eow the Scheme Works,'
'Cl rical U-urpation,' etc
"2 Immorality. To substantiate
tbat charge they produced copies of
the paper containing oommutdcatloris
signed by 'A Pastor,' 'John S. Moore,'
A Liyman," 'An Old Layman5 anr
Ohas. P. Hodges.1 The alleged im
morality consisted in publishing in
the Christian Appeal the commualea
"We demanded the right to cross
examine the accusers. Finally four
of them were tut up. During tht
cros' -examinations the presiding eld
ers repeatedly refused to answer and
they were told by W. T. Duncan that
If they thought the questions "in
criminated" them they need not an
swer, and they did not. On otter
important matters they answered,
"don't remember" and other similar
replies. We were only allowed to
cress examine four. That coucluded
the testimony. We were eDgaged
until April 12 in this matter, not in
eluding the peiiod of adjournment
When the testimony of tbe witnesses,
J. W. KUgo and W. P. -Meadors, as
taken by the stenographer wai read,
they denied it; they were offered the
privilege to correot it in any particu
lar way they pleased; they declined tc
make any corrections and then ref us
d to sign their testimony. The wit
nesses had been kept in tbe room over
t'e protest of the accused end
prompted each other during tb<> ex
> miration. And yetthty refused ti
approve and sign the testimom I
"We denounced of W. T. Duncan
that he present their testimony to
them for their signatures, but he re
fusen and, on his own motion, ruled
their testimony out. That left the
committee without a word of testi
mony before them. And yet they re
ported a trial necessary.
"Therein a great d-:al more that
we would like to publish, but it is
thought, advisable not to do so at pre
?en- That a man should be charged
with imn-'orallty for publisbirg n m'.
nations cf such men &b j hn S. Moore
[ ann Charl-s P H dges over their own
iguaiuns and similar communica
tions of '? Pastor,' 'A Layman,' eic
will be astounding to intelligent men;
that he should be c harged with false
nood and blander in criticising meth
.ics and prac ices which have given ris
to dusa'b faction and oumplalnts i
*, e Ci urci tor years will bear bu1
!dc cons:ruction and admit of only
one con ksion by a l b rty loving
v opl-; t >a*< a tiial should be rep -rted
uec Siry wltbout a word of testl
l ou? by a o mmittee, the maj ?rity
? .f whom are blood kin to preMrilrg
elders aud tbelr predecessors in effi e.
?vill op n the eyrs of the blind and in
spire the ignoraDt.
"Wo are n?)t destitute, of feeling,
but we infinitely prefer to be In the
place of toe editor of the. Christian
appeal, with that report against him
than in the place of the men who
TcacbfTs Ah toe I at Son.
The North D strict Teachers Apsg
c'.a'ion will hold Its next monthly
meetitg on M*y 12, as tbe graded
cho 1 building at North, S. 0. The
following subjects will be discussed:
T ie Word Method.
Primary E lglish in Country
Sc-. o -is.
The Spirit of tbe Teacher.
Tnese sin beta will be introduord
by members Of ths Association, but
dll teachers are cordially invited to be
present and participate in the discus
Card of ib?nk8.
We wish to express our appreciation
*pA ihnriks to the good people In zni
anund Springfield for kindness shown
our mot::er and brother in the recent
llness and death of rur father, D K.
\u-it!n, who departed this life April
8-n, 1906. We shall ever feel great
ul for tnelr kindness shown, and may
:he gre-*t giver of life be mere ful to
hem all and bless them Is our rray
er. - Jas. Pbatheb and Wifjb.
EHTBISS TO COMT COHTEST.
Many of Them 3e*ng Received by
Commissioner V? ateon.
The State Rays Commissioner of
Agncnltu*e Watson has received a
large number of entries to the State
and na tonal corn contest. One of the
most important entries ?ecelved was
that of Mr. Molver Williamson, whose
r cano arc.clj on corn planting at
crnc'ed a great d al of attention and
?hieb has been officially endorsed by
the Southern Cotton as<k elation
Oiher entries arr:
B. W. Taylor, R'.chland; T. 0. Wil
loughbv. Fioreno; J. A. Peter
kin find J. M Mos-, Orange
ourg; J E HUe, 0 larlestoa: H.
M: P/eaohiir, Hampton; E. A Brown,
K r.ha*; T. S. SLubbs, Marlborr; J.
?. Mariien, Jr., Coiieown; W. B
Olatty, Bamberg; J. J. Philips L in
cuter; R. S. Ple.oher, Marloorc; W.
M. Spears, Marlboro; A. J. Tln^al,
0 arendc.n; Walker Fioyd, Marion; J.
R Fdiiey, Orangeburg; Dr. W. D.
Rich, Wliiiamsbu'v; J. M. Woodley.
Sumter; W. R E. Elliott, Filrheld;
J. F. Mc.Kinnou, M*rlbore; Jame*
Jack*on, Anderson; B. E Mo ire, Marl
boro; The? Taylor, Jr., Rctlaod;
Tnos. Ruff, RichlanC; S. R. L^ver,
Rloilanc; J. F. Woekley. Birn*ell;
T. P. AOiley, Florenc ; 0. F. Moore
Cheraw and Bannettsville, and Bon.
P. D^Loacu, Camdeo.
It is also thought that Cipt. E. S
Driike, who won the pr.z-i several
years ago for the beat and largest
production of corn to the acre, wil.
enter again. Capt, Drake h;vs a fixe
farm In Mulboro county. Ia filing
bis entry Mr. Williamson, who has
b?en in correspondence with Cjmmh
sioner Watson in regard to the amount
of corn and corn products importer,
into the State, writes: "Your letter
in regard to corn Importation was
more information than I bad or hav.
been able to ootain with the effons
1 have made. It will help me to fig
ure out the vast amouat of corn we
inexcussb.y ship ia:o the State every
year. I am going to keep up
the fuht 59 long as there is a singu
lar of :rn Importen.' We must and
shall raise nu* bupd11?r at home."
A Beaucuul ZLumi Wedding.
On Wednesday, Aprii lltb, the
home of Mr. J. H. Z igler, of upper
Limestone, was the scene of a miu
nage which for its simplicity and
quiet beauty will be long remembered.
Nearly a huudnd friends and rela
tives were gathered in the o d tiro,
southern home, whose white columns,
and widely open doors beamed tbe
tflad welcome extended to all. At
twelve o'clock the Bridal Ohorus from
Lohengrin announced the tim? when
?ue sweet girl biidj, Annie Ziigler
wouli be given in marriage to Mai Ion
GramUng, her heart's worthy cbolce
I'he attendants were near relatives o:
bride and groom v z: Miss Paullue
Z-.igler wion Mr. Jmiui Gramiing
Mi-s Leasie Waisn with Mr. Wm.
Gramling, Miss Eola Robinson with
Mr. Clarence Inablnet, Miss Bessie
Robinson wi h Mr. Tom Z ngier. Tae
oride wore an exqa;slte costume of
white oreoe de oben* trimmed in lace
Over her left arm she carried whit:
oxrnatlons and f ;rns, fragrant and
beautiful. Toe bridesmaids wore all
?vblte and the groom and groomsmen
plain morntng suits. Immediately
after the ceremony spoken by R.v.
Mr. Mahaffey a bountiful dinner was
sarved in courses, consisting of moats,
vegetables, salads.and ices. The pre
-c?'G of silver, china and many use
ful and lovely articles filled sev?ra.
ables. At the ciose of the eveutf?l
day, the bride and groom showered
?vLob tne Inevitable rca aud w?h an
, old shoe surresptitiou^ly tied to the
buggy, drove to their home near
Au Ariimio Tr< at.
Mrs. Laura Menrteas wi 1 appear
at tne Academy of Mu 1c this evening
at half-pasT 8 o'clock In a piano-force
recital. Althougmow a resident cf
Savannah, Mrs Mehrtens is a native
of Germany and reoelved in Berlin
under Riiui^ke the training tnat
gives her musical nature the ability to
xpress ltseif. Tne Columbia State
in sp aking of M.'S. Martens appear
ance in tnat city last week says tae
recital "may justly bs clasHitind
among the very h-;sb musical c-ffarluKS
of the ent reseasoo In Oolumbia Mia
Mahrtens quickl> Impressed the au
dience with her remarkable technical
aoihty atd she vias greeted with cn
rjUusiast'c applause at tbe conclusion
of each bumb-.r. The prrg^mmo was
quite a Icog one and cf great testlrg
a.rBcuiDy, bur. every demand oa teen
n:qia was met v/ith ease and a
?itieugth. Tu tbe Lt z* "Tarantella"
and in the Chopin "Berceuse," player*
*ith tr atciellcocyaud beau y o- tuce
the musical side cf the piints-, was best
revealed. After the two L'tzS numbers
she was of 1 ged to respond to t .e ca.
oi the audience and gave as an encore
'The Spanish D.uv;e." In the sec >nd
concerto move xoat In E minor
(Cno^ln) the brilliant runs were played
with an ease and fl xloiilty that com
peJler? the admiration of those of the
audience wno appr c ited their tech
nical difficulty. Toe la3t number od
Che programme was the favorite old
?mlnary "showpiece" "Rgoletto"
(Vsrdi-L'.cZ ) relieved entirely of its
stalanes?aLd given new life by Mrs
M nrten's brilliant rendering." Go
out and hear Mrs. Mehr tecs. In ad
dltion to the recital Miss Douglass,
teacher of voice at the O. C. I., will
render a vocal solo, and M ss Ida
Kohn a violin solo. The recital is
given forth" ^.npfi1- nt thp o, (J. I.
Attention Ofcuiooratb! ?
Robert Lide, E q., Chairman of the
County Democratic Executive Com
mi?tee, has sent out a circular to the
presidents of the different clubs cill
.og tneir attention to the fact tnat
under the rules or tne pirty all club
meetings sbou.d be held on next Satui
day and asking them to see that a
call for toe meeting is issued, so as all
members wrixl navd an opportunity of
att^ndiug. At this meeting tuere
ihould be a revision of tae dub ruila
lu-i c:uo i ill lira eleooed. Also elect
d le^a;.es tj the County Convention.
Hh\ch will be held at tae Court ilou^
*t nooa ou Monday, M*y 7uh, 1906
upon a basis of ona de.ogat? for eaci>
u^enty-rive members on club rolls aao
one delegate for mijoncy fraction
?hereof. It is hoped luab tbere wil.
be a full attendance on all the clua
meetings. - -
C?lTOJN IS KIM.
THE SOUTHERN COTTON ASSO
CIATION WINS AGAIN.
Foreign Spinners Visit the South to
Confer and Look Into the
The Times says President ? D.
Smith of the state cotton association,
j and national organizer, spent Satur
day night in Florence. He had justj
retruoed from a confereuoe at Char
lotte with the representatives of the
European spinners association who
nave come over here to look into the
conditions of cotton. It is the plan
of the association and is approved by
che representative of the foreign spin
ners to sell direct from the associa
tion to the ?Dinners. Taen says Mr.
Smith, tbe New York and Liverpool J
zchange8 may put what figures they
please oa the hoards, tbe farmers and
manufacturers will deal on other
terms suitable to themselves. This
soheme, while Utopian in appearance
is wo'kmg ou j la a Giorju^aly prac
Mr. S.:Jth calls attention to the
ract tbis is the liest tlma in the his
tory of the country that such a de .1J
?ias been possible between tha pro
ducer acd consumer, the first time
that repr?sentativ, s of the foreign
countries nave come over here to meet
lud m .ke terms with these people
for the purchase of any product and
It Is a victory or the association tnat
isnot to be discounted. It shows
-?h,o t' Association is tbe greatest
commoiv,iil power oa earth and must
It had been thought that these
represent a-JvjS of the spinners were
??iruught ovj,r here to buy up lands for
European ayndlca?e3 to grow cott ;n
for tnemselvss, but Mr. Smith show
ad f'om so plainly the errors in the
figures tbat had been submitted to
Luem to show tnat cotton could be
made at a u-v.:;:, for six cents that
r-hey have have changed their minds.
Tuey will meet at Washiugton n-.xc
w.:ek for a business conference witn
I he offlc rs of the association on the
question of sales direct.
In the nutter of the selling of the
next crop at prices now offered Mr.
Smith said that ue was not worried,
bo * new t hat every effjrc was being
made to buy up as muon of it as pos
sible but ne expected to get practical'
control of the crop for the association
acd he knew that only a small propor
tion of the or jp wouli be delivered to
'.hess contracts. He expected soon
to see In thorough orft'aa.z ition the
?warehouse and holding oumpauie.s
through the south and na fuhy ex
p-c ed nex fid tu be able to tike
-very baie oft tb.8 market wituouu
trainir.g the fa:mer or the local
banks. He ^Xjjoc cd in fact, to gat tue
Strain off of the local oanics whicaare
iow carrying it to t ie d soozntorc o;
other budne?s. He would soon nave
ometniLg ready fur lue presa on this
Mr. SmlSh is very enthusiastic Over
the prospects fur thr- association and
ka ability toherve its purpose, ihe
greatest iucicitiou of thn was in the
fact tbat wutie so very fjw of cho.-.e
woo m-ic with greaii pr-misea at New
Orleans a >e^r and a nail ago helauut
in the crucial leite that the associa
tion v.er-; subjyoted to nearly ail o'
them aud no* coming tack one by i-ne
and the v.o'k Is g >lng on j ial as bjiore.
Tne a sedation does not ha.ve to seek
rie.ds now. Lbose who want to be
frier-da aro seeking it.
H ? called att( ntion to tbe fact that
h^ cou d now sit in ids office in Co
lumbia a: d In a few m.ou es sp^ak Du
every sta e dispensary in che country.
If he wanted to g t out any certain
information ho could get it into the
hands of every grower In Texts, Ar
kinsas, or North Cirolina j ist as
quickly ao he could luv^ it distributed
over che city of Columbia <md in just
t :e form he wanted, each word or let
As an argument f jr raising our sup
pli s at htm?, Mr. SmlLh showi-d a
Tlro-'s' r^o'vc a i.ypirnl b'11 weevil,
compared kI?i the T x^s k pect men
ones, which he had taken t ff thelapell
of a gentleman's covj in Miysvilie
T?r? genii m\n waa ?standing by a ca
rjad of wtSi.ero r.'ay, from whici un-i
doub'edly t'.e .'-eovll cams. In sucn
ways as that tue pc-it will co'ne lnt
this stale to blast curcoiton ti-jld.sand
ive wiil wonder hew i? 'n-t-npo i?.d.
Out Simih .-m^-t.bt d.
RaCHrnizlug rhat this Is & time
when Orangeburg County ne;ds tin
ervic;s of progre -slve and patriotic
ous'neH.s men to r prosent the Couaty
in r,he L^gislaturr, we suggest tne
oame of C >1. W. G. Smith as a proper
.isan to enter the r. o for trr Lsg'sla
ture. C 1. Smith Is a business mar.
if ability and go d judgment, and he
Is Just the s >rt of man that this coun
ty should send to Columbia to rrpre
s-ent (ur pople. While it lsabudness
acd pi-rso:?al sac'Qcfl for competent
men to st-rve as L g's'atcrs, still there
should be men wno are willing to re
spond when called upon by tne puolic
Therefore we call upon Col. Srxl .h to
:come a candidate for Representative
in the Legislature. Citizens.
Goare ol Gtwral Sessions.
The court of General Sejslons will
convene here on Monday with Judgs
Watts presiding. The following are
:he jurymen drawn to serve next
week, and they should report fur duty
on Monday morning:
LIST OF i'KTlE JUE0RS.
Raed, W. N. DaUay, W. L.
H zird, J. C. K .Her. R H.
P do, B. D. St.illlngs, J. M.
Evans, T. S. Gray, W. A.
Bell, i. M. Loo. W. S.
Gri?ln, T. W. H ffaim, T. F.
Di l z er, Henry F S u key, E. B.
W.utfaid, J. P H .ovar, B. W.
^ooudenmire, J. C. Wmssennunr, J. D
P tole. Russell Pickering. G. B V.
MaA'l aney, W. B.Cleekley.J. Fischer
Hay, P. R- You, J. M.
St. uic?mirc, D. CSmders, A. B.
Hayden, T J Miorer, R. E.
Whetsell, W J. Barrs, L. W.
Beikel, J. K Smith, D L.
ilcAlhanty.R. W.Pou, J. R.
Hair, D. W. Myeru, G. W.
THE lISmCT COHfE&SHCJS.
A Very Interesting Meeting in the
Town of Bamberg.
Tbe Orangeburg District Conference
of the Mettudlst Episcopal Church,
South, met in Bamberg iast Thursday
morning and continued through to
Sunday. The attendance of olericai
and lay memb rs was quite large, and
interesting reports weie ma<ie on the
(various interests of the ouurcK
Oj Friday I. W. Bowman, Esq., of
j tb.s clry a member of the South Uaro
Una conference board of Sunday school
work, made an address to tbe confer
erci emphasizing the great Impor
tal ce of the Sunday school in training
ohildren for fui ure work in the church,
the importance of teaching children
tbe doctrios and polity of their church
and insisted on every charge sending
at least one delegate to the summer
training school for Sunday schools
which meets at Wrightsville Beach In
Rev.. J. A. MahifiCiy, ohairman
ooard of extension of tne South Caro
line confereiioi, spoke earnestly of the
great importance of this institution
of the onuroh. "lb is," he said, "mis
ionary money In a two fold sense."
The educational instiiuilons of the
church were also ably represented by
di? rent gentlemen.
R.v. W. B. Wharton, superinteu
deat of the Epworth orphanage, gave
a most instructive and interesting
talk on his work correcting an errone
us impre.sion ?hat some have receiv
ed of the work done there.
This most excellent Institution is
doing wonders for the training and
uplifting of the orphans of thechuroh,
easing the pains of widowed motners
as tuey face the problem of their call
dren's future, and giving to them
chat assurance of loving care and train
ing that enables to lay down to the
-last sleep of life in peace. In a few
minutes over 8100 were raised to Bend
one of tbe orphans to Columbia col
lege a noble work nobly done, besides
welch a hat collection was taken that
realized a neat sum.
Tne following were elected as dele
gates to the next annual conference
wh'oh meets in Columbia; J. B Guess,
0. B. Riley, I. W. Bowman, W. D.
tttnad; alternates, D L. Raoad and
G. W. Falrey.
Tne following resolutions were un
" Whereas under the economy of our
ohurci our presiding elder, Bit,
Mtrlon Dargan, having served the 0.
angeburg district four years, must be
appointed to another field of labor:
?'And whereas under his efficient
leadership, our lovad Methodism his
moved forward along all lines, espeol
a ly in the great oause of mbslons,
"Bo It resolved, first, Tnat we
preachers and laymen approach the
r ime for the hev-jrancs of nls relation
ship as our presiding elder with great
"Second, we hereby pxpr^ss our
<Hgh appreciation of his uDfailing
kindness and c ur^sy in all his rela
tionships, both cffloial and private.
"Third, fha? we de-ire hereby to
p'ace on record tue high esseem in
which he is held by us, to assure him
?>f an abiding place in our ; fl!nbions,
and pray the richer blessing of Al
mighty God upon him in all his fubure
R -wesville was seleoted as place for
H >uho Barned.
The large tw.-r.ory dwelling of
C-ipt. T. A J'II ?rds was vary nearly
destroyed by tiro Tu'Si*y mornir.g
rols house was aa oid one and was
f r years <>ne of the floesi old places
la Oracgeburg. It was well loci-, ted,
wicu O'Cbards trii ample ground*
surrounding, at trw extreme eastern
<jnd of this city. R: ;ent)y this pro
ptfty was s ild by C.cpo. J- ffords to the
Riv. B. M F reman. T-ae,grounds
*ere dlv!'. d up loto lots and place i
on the market, wrvle ib is understood
,.h\l Mr. F rcmi" intended to occupy
the dwe Ii.-g nim-elf C-ipt. J-rfT n-ds
'tad not yefi transferred possession,
altnougn papers wer? passed several
weeks agj. The tiro was burning
oVrcrly In the roif when discovered
f(hat morning, and probably had be n
STiouiderlng in Gne r iof tor som-i ttme
b:f.ra it burs* out thr 'Ugu the shing
les and was discovered. A portion of
fie furnirure ;;n.i hou.fhold eff.-cts
were taved. although q'iire a Urg.i
qti*n?ir.y were lus* in toe fire. It i*
estimated that ton total lo-s will ap
proximate 82 000. Ctoo J ffirds cir
ii'd insu aiiea on his "urnuu'?, while
the lu ur.snoo ou tbe building haa
b"ed trau-f-rrt-d to Mr. Foreman
which p'orncts him
$100 R.;ward, $100.
The rt.aa.ri of this p*p-.r will b*
pleas-id to learn Chat ?bt fr 1? a*i iea-^
one dreaded din use Ch it science uas
uei.n abie to eur9 iu ail Us s.j,/- s,
and that is Ca arra, Hall'd 0<ttarrti
Cure is the only positive cur-! r-o-*
k>.o<vn to tue ui du J fralernit).
.atarrh beluga ConSikudunuidivas-.,
rrqatres a oons-.ii.u lou-.l creatmeut.
?An'a Catarrt. Cute. \s uk< n it.ternai
iy autiug directly upon t e blood and
cquc;)us surfaces of che system, tners
.jy aa,uroy)au t e foundation of the
?incase, and giving the pate :
?jtrength by bu? ucg up the ct.-nb iiu
ciou and aahisiiug u^r;ore ia doing
work. Tue proprielO s baV.;uo muca
f iluh In its curativb powers tuac tuey
cllir Oae Huudred Dollars for any
o-tse that it fails to cure. S;ud fox
list of tesbimoulala.
Addreas F. J. Cheney a Co.,
Soli by . 1 D.-ugglsts, 75c.
Take Han'a Family Pills for con
S >nt to Obarlestnn.
Tbn Charleston Post says Deputy
Von Santvn arrived inChirlesionlaav
night at 9: 25 o'clock with Denoife
Sumter, tae negro who Is charged
witn shooting and killing Peter Ab
rahams, eight years ago in So Audrcw
Pirlsb at a picnic Sumter lost t ?'0
uU|fii?o ?*^*^ ?? ia??v.
deputy of Soeriff Dukes, of Orange
burg c luntv, whlto the doputy tri d
to arrest him ntar Branchvllie. He
was brought to Charleston aa soon as
hecauid bo moved. A'o^-g with bim
was the original warrant for this ar
rest, a paper drawn up by Coroner 0.
H. Rivers, of OuaxLston. on October
18 1899. v -
sfiOfiT news msis
OP LOCAL INTEREST PICKED UP
HERE AND THERE.
Recent Happening? in Town and
Country Boiled Town for
The weather continues cool and
We will issue our industrial edition
next week.. ,
What fools these mortals bs, 'as
Mr. H. P. Weekley, of Fairfax, was
in tbe oity last; week.
Worry bas short thrift when hope
Is given tl e ight of] way. ?
The Christianity tbat must be ad
vertised lacks essentials.
The sermon that does not hit is the
sermon that does not help.
It Is said that a sucker is born
every second, and it does look so.
Honest toil may soil ths hands, but
dishonest worx soils the charaotsr.
Orangeburg should do all she oan for
the California earthquake suffarers.
The older n man grows the more
uncomfortable ho feels in a now suit.
Tne city council 'has voted one hun
dred dollars to the San Francisco peo
Mrs. Hannah J. Salley, of AshevlUe
N. 0., is on a visit to Mends in this
The local Lodge of Elks gave the
San Franolsoo people twenty-five dol
Hunt up your registration certifi
cate if you want to vote on the sewer
Shibboleth Lodge, No 26, A. F. M.t
of this city bas devoted fifty dollars
for the San Francisco people.
There was a small fire at Eobintons
plaining mill, on Windsor Street on
Monday, It was soon extinguished.
The Business Men's League of Or
angeburg bai contributed fifty dollars
for the relief of the people of Califor
There seems to be millions in the
washing machine business, but not for
the man who buys the - right to sell
The closing exercises of Upper
Limestone sohool will take place Tues
day on May 1th. The public is invit
ed to attend.
Dr. J. H. Perryolear, dentist, will
be in North, S. C, Tuesday, Wednes
day and Taursday, May 1, 2 and 3.
OrBo9, Piunket's Hotel.
The Orangeburg County Teacbers
Association will meet at the Court
House on Saturday, May 12 sh. A full
attendance is requested.
The closing exercises of the Lime
stone High School will take place on
Tnursday and Friday evening of May
3 and 4. Public are invited to attend.
The mayor has appointed Rsv. E.
M. L'ghtfood, Sol K ihn, Eobt. Lide,
J. S BowmaD and W\ W. Waanama
ker to reoeive and eolloit funds for the
Plnckney Smith, a oolored farmer
living some distance tills side of St.
Georges, committed suicide on Mon
day because he had a dispute with
bis wife. He shot himself.
A fire occurred on Monda/ night at
the place of Mr. Berry Eiwards at
Creston. Ab >ut twenty five bales of
cotton was burned up. We could not
learn the particulars of the fire.
V*n Orsdell, the artist, frrmOran
g?burg will be loiated an Woodford,
S C , Mav 8 h to 12 h. Positively no
"longer. R ?coemb^r the dates and get
good photos of ever desodptlon.
Monday evening Messas. John
Ro*e, T C Albergottl, Ivy Till. H.
Spahr, W. L. Douglass and B B Moss
left for New Orleans, to attend the
reunion of the Oonf derate Veterans
which Is being held in that city.
There are going to ba more law
stilts ab ut washing machine notes in
the next f ;w months than enough. It
w tuld be a g*eat deal better for our
people t) b=! a little siow in giving
notes than to refuse to pay them after
they are glvon.
Ia the last ten or fif ten years hun
dreds of people la tais county have
b :ugot rights to sell this or that get
rich quick patent right. If an? of
tiiese dr. pie ever ma le anything out
if any o' the rights they bought we
.vould like to hear from them.
It is 9i.ld that up to this time the
wnshing machine agon's rnve sold In
ths county over 115.000 worth of
rights to establish a.;enc:es and sell
family ri.-hts, and t tat they expect
ro s:l 875,000 worth of rights In Or
aiigt'our* (J.uity before many m.,ons.
Nine hundr. d and ninety-nine men
ho. a thousand woo i.i v ;*i;3 In a patent
c Hirn or any thin.; tlae ever gets back
lie money be pir.s in it. Yet in the
faui cf this fact, t '.ese Plick. well
orcs-ed dry chap* can come ?.longand
sell almost any old tnlng to many of
The fi-ear- C-pt Jeffords demon
"ited vary plainly tuat to do work
? ff ctivily our fircoiea should be pro
vided with huse wagons and uorses. It
is impossible for tl em to nach fires
at a distil'.ce to do truchgocd when
? hey have to drag their apparatus by
hand. Tais mattnr should receive
ajuoider^iiou of?. ur city authorities.
Buy a farm, young man. No mat
ter how small It may be, buy a farm
and prepare it so tnat your land will
orovuie you a living. Twenty years
f jom now the man who owns his farm
will be independent and will have at
his command the means of a livell
haod. We ommnnd the above good
advice from the Anderson Intelligence
io tbe young men of Oraugeburg
We have heard it stated that good,
aopcjl Y\[i> nnnry nf C0--tJ h?VO
mortgaged their farms to raise the
money to buy a right to establish
agencies or to sell washing machines.
YVe hopa this is not true, but if it is,
we hupe nu more psopie will do It.
T io washing machine may be the
best thing of its kind on earth, bit it
would not pay a farmer to mortgage
his farm to buy a right to sell it..