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Mr, J. T.Parks Shot and Killed
in Street Row
Who is Himself Seriously Wounded ii
the Shoulder. The Shootieg Was
Caused bv Some Business Trou
ble Between the Two Men
I A most deplorable tragedy was en
acted in the streets of Orangeburj
about eleven o'clock last Friday morn
ing, resulting in the death of Mi
Jas. T. Parks, of Columbia, and th
serious wounding of Mr. Bobt. H. Gc
var, of this city. These two genl.le
men met in Church street, in r,h
rear of the Courthouse, and withuu
exchanging many words went t
shooting each other with the resul
above described. The tragedy cause
a great shock to the entire communi
ty, and 'or a time business was almcs
suspended and nothing was talkei
about hardly but the terrible occur
rence that had resulted in the deatl
of one gentleman and the desperat
wounding of another.
It was about eleven o'clock whei
several pistol shots rang out in rapii
succession, which startled every on
who heard them. The shooting dli
not last but a few seconds, and neon
could say bow many shots were ex
changed between tbe two combatants
so rapid was the firing. It is suppose!
that eight or ten shots were fired h
all. As Boon as possible people hurriei
to the scene after the pistols had beei
emptied. Immediately after tbe shoot
ing Mr. Parks was seen slowly walkini
back:ward and sideways towards th
C Northwest corner of the Courtbous
Square and Mr. Co var slowly followini
him, both gentleman apparently re
loading their pistols.
When Mr. Parks reached the corne
he crossed over Church street and en
. terod the law office of Messrs Bowmai
& Bowman. Wnen be reacned thi
office be gave bis hand to I. W. Bow
man, Esq., who was standing in hi
office door, having gone there on hear
Ing the pistol shots. Just befon
Teaching tbe office he bad surrender
ed his pistol to Mr. A. F. Fairey. A<
this time Mr. Parks did not seen
to be badly hurt, but be wai
very pale, and said to those wh<
haci gathered that Jie was fatal
ly shot. Mr. Pirks sat down ii
a chair, and it soon became apparen
that he. was seriously hurt. He wa
examined ay physicians who at firs
thought that he 'was not, fatallj
hurt but after being removed t<
thii residence of bis brother-in-law
Dr. J. H. Perrejclear, and a care
ful examination made, it was fount
that he was shot completely througl
tbe body and the attending physiolanj
pronounced tbe wounds fatal. Mr
Parks was bit in three places. On<
ball entered bis chin and two struct
him in cue stomach, one passing clear
through his body and lodging jusi
under the skin on the other side. He
was conuoious up to halt past .aim
, o'clock, but about that time his mmc
began to wonder and at- haif-pasi
twelve o'olook the end came.
Immediately after the shooting Mr,
A. 0. Lindstedt tcok Mr. Covar't
pistol. About this time Mr. Covar'f
father came up aud commanded hi:
son to scop, wnic'n he did ana turnec
from following Mr. Parks and war
carried to his office, where, he wat
examined by physicians and found u
have been hit in two places. 0_c
ball passed completely through nit
right shoulder und another struck
him in tbe right hand, shuotiofc off
bis thumb nail. Another ball pastec
through his hat, but old not tduoc
bis bead. Several bullets struck the
Store of tbe Oraugeourg Hardware
?Company un cue corner 01 Busseil and
Church Streets. Those balis mihi
have come from Mr. Park's pl?toi.
and Indicates the posiiion of tbo com?
batants at the time of the firing. Mr
? Covar was removed to his home,
where be now lies buffering from hi*,
wounds, which are quite painfui and
may result seriously.
In the excitement incident to buc'
a deplorable affair statements v<?rj
and it has been quite a u:fflculc matter
to obtain tbe facts. Sume of the
nearby witne&sss state that Uiej are
unable to say which of them fired che
flrat shot. Others say that Mr. Parks
spoke co Mr. Covar and appeared to
ask him a question. The reply from
Mr. Covar seemed to be aflhmitiVi.
and then Mr. Parks struck him in the
face with his ?bt. Oae or the other
fired and both pistols were emptied in
an incredibly short time. When th*
shooting took place Mr. Covar was in
bis shirt sleeves, and carried hlspisto1
buctened up in bis shirt. One thick.
is certain both men expected a enffl
cutty and had prepared for It.
The trouble seems to have been
caused by a business trouble between
the two gentlemen. While Mr. Park
resided in Orangeburj he owned aod
' published The Patriot newspaper.
Mr. Covar moved here from Edgtfieid
county co take charge of the mechsn
leal work of the paper for Mr. Parks,
and was in his employ for several
years, during which time they seemed
to beon tbe most pleasant and inti
When Mr. Parks moved to Colum
bia about two years ago Mr. Covar be
came Interebted in Che business, and
was given entire management of tbe
paper except the editorial department,
whioh was retained by Mr. Parks,
who came down each week to look
after it. About the first of the year
Mr. Parks sold his interest in
The Patriot and the print:ng outfit
to Mr. J. H. Funderburg and Mr. Co
var, and the newspaper has since been j
published by Funderburg & Covar as
publishers and proprietors.
? It is stated that since this transfer
there has not been pleasant feelings
between Mr. Parks and Mr. Covar.
It seems that there was some
trouble about business matters, and
that Mr. P? "ks came down from Co
lombia Fr day morning to straighten
ont the m&r.tir. All tbe parties were
togptber in a conversation for some
tim-5 Fridav morning and they
separated. It was only a short time
wk?n they came together again, and
the sbootirg took place aB above stat
nd. I: is reported that a man tele
phoned to Mr. Parks at Oclumbia
Thursday and advised him not to
come to Orangeburg Friday, asking
i him to bave bis business transacted
either through otber parties or by
correspondence, stating to Mr. Parks
that Mr. Covar bad threatened to kill
him if be interfered. It is also rumor
ed that Mr. Covar had been interned
that Mr. Parka Intended to kill him
on account of some reports that he
had heard. We believe this idle
Rancy Snfle's talk la what caused the
The fact is that both parties acted
I on the idle talk they had heard and
. were well armed and prepared for
shooting without delay. Tbe father
" of Mr. Covar, an old gentleman, who
5 resides here with his bob, was also
* armed. He did not attempt to shoot
* and returned bis pistol to his pocket
3 when the pistol was taken away from
? bis son. After the fusilade when Mr.
Covar was walking forward after Mr.
3 Parks, as stated above, the old gen
t tleman called to bis son to stop, which
3 he did. v
Toe unfortunate affair has oreated
a great deal of excitement, wbloh oo
D currlng as It did, in so public a place.
1 Mr. Parks was a native of Edgefield
- county and came to Orangebure from
i Marion several years ago. During
, bis stay in Orangeburg be was In tbe
" newspaper work and had many friends
in this olty as well as county, who
J will be shocked to hear of his tragic
1 death. Some years ago Mr. Parks
\ married Miss Annie Perreyclear, a
' daughter of Capt. W. H. Perreyclear,
3 of this city, who with two sweet little
* boys survive him.
; Mr. E. H. Covar is aleo a native
' of Edgefield, and nas been a resident
I of this city for some years. Since be
1 came here he has conduoted himself
1 in-such a way as to gain the oonfi
' denoe and respeot of all who bave
I come In contact with him. He, like
3 Mr. Parks, has many friendi all over
' the county, as well as in town. He
< has a wife and several children, who
" are terribly grieved over tbe sad af
fair. Mr. Oovar is now at home snf
r fering from the wound in his shoulder
and it will be a long time before he
1 will be able to do any work again.
MB. COTA&'B 8Tf TSKEHT,
He Gives His Side of the Deplorable
' Mr. Bobt. H. Covar has given out
L the following statement in regard to
1 the unfortunate tragedy in which Mr.
1 Jas. T. Parks lest bis life and Mr.
Covar was so severely wounded:
1 ''The difficulty originated out of
' business matters solely. Mr. Fundpr
! burg and myself bought the entire Pa
' trlot plant from Mr. Parks for a cer
tain sum of money, he p&ying tbe
' outside debts. After we took posses
1 slon of the property Mr. Parks insist
ed that we pay the outstanding dtb?s,
amounting to about five hundred dol
1 are, which we declined to do upon
1 toe ground that this was not contain
ed in our contract. This matter be
; came accentuated between Mr. Parks
' and myself, finally becoming a person
J al matter. Mr. Parks and myself had
[ pleasant business relations prior to
\ the sale of tbe paper. On account of
1 threats communicated to me, I armed
1 myself. I had not seen Mr. Parks fcr
' several months until the day of the
difficulty, when I saw him pass through
Church Street. 1 staid in the print.
' ing oific* in Church Street tbe most of
! the morning, when finally my father
' asked me to get the mall as be want
3d to read tbe paper. I looked out in
the street first, aud not seeing Mr.
Parks I went to tbe Post Office. As 1
oasfced Doyle's Drug store, I saw Mr.
Parks branding in front of BocheV
store bis back to me.
O*' When 1 got tbe mall I went to M .
Latbrtp's offlos to attend some
Knight? of Honor business; and com
ing out I star; ed to go to my place, of
business by way of the rear of the
Court House When I was about tbe
mlcdle or the street I saw Mr. Parks
and Mr. Funderburg Bitting on the
steps of the old Piflot office next to
Mr. H ldabrand's ( ffise. In order to
avoid him 1 turnea to my left and
?*ent into Mr. Brails ford's law r ffl^t
?nd coll'05ed &b 11. I sts'dm his cilice
15 or 20 minutet.*, explaining .o him
fat 1 wi^ed to avoid Mr. Parks.
Finally I looked out, and se^iog Mr
Parks gute. *Tariort to my < like. In
frcnt or the F re E tgino Hih I start
ea diagrnaU) across t~e street. I had
a bundle of mall In my arms and w?s
glanctog through lt. W ten aoout op
posite the rear door of the Court
House and just as I stepped on thr
mvemenc Mr. Parks faced me, s&yinn:
"I wait t j tell you, you are a d?m
dirty, i>ing, thieving, s?of a b?>,
and struck me wltn his fist. He struck
me in my good e>e and kind of stun
ned or blinded me. He knocked me
back cfl tbe pavement in the street
about a step. Mr. Parks reached for
his pistol In his right, band blp pock
et, and I Instinctively reached for
mlDe. I was in my shirt sloeves and
had my pistol in my boeom. I had
to unbutton my shirt before I could
get my pistol out, and so Mr. P.irki
got to fire the first shot, which I felt
strike my hat and knocked It back
ward. My hat is perforated. My first
snot and Mr. Park's second shot were
fired about the same time. Both emp
tied our pistols, and both started to
reload, when bystanders interfered.
No one regrets as much as I do this
Struck by Lightning,
The barn of W. J. Parier, of the
Cimeron section, was struck by light
ning on Sunday afternoon and burned
down. He lost all of bis oat crop,
fodder ang other food stuff. Luckih
ihe bors'3 were gotren out and s ved.
[ To', icis is q ilbs heavy, with no in
surance. This makes th.3 second house
set afire by lightning in 0:angeburg
County In the last tec days.
TflJS IKQ?JSiSf iiiLD
TELE TESTIMONY OP ONIiT TB F,EE
The Teplorable Tragedy Has ^attiea
pniversal borrow in Iiis?
Coroner F N Riokepbak?* im pin
ailed a jury of itquest Saturday morn
ing, and the r?wiar Inquest was 'held
according to~!aw"tver tbe remains of
Sir. Parka. The finding was.ln tbe
following language:' "The said J. T
Parka came to bis death by a gunshot
wound in the bands of B. H. Oovar."
Th* jury of trquest wai composed of
*<he following business men: Messrs.
F. J. P. Felder. A. L. Dukes, B. B
Pawling, P. M. Soaoak, B. B. K-dler.
A. D. Buple, J. X. Weeks, J. C
Pike, B. D. MoMlohael. A. W. Hcff
man, J. W. Shack and J. L.. Weeks.
Only three witn*QR*s were examin
ed, including Dr. Hydriok, who con
ducted the post-mortem examination.
Mr. Oharias P. Branson, tr?e magis
trate in tbis city, ban his office in tbe
rear room of tbe Court House, and be
was just going towards Us office. He
was one of the closest of any of the
spectators to the parties at tbe time
of the shooting. Mr. A. 0 Ltastedt
is well known in tusinesi circles of
this city. Tbe testimony at the in
quest is given as follows:
Mr. C. P Brunsen, sworn, says:
Taat on June 29, 190?, rbout 11
o'clock a. m., I was driving up to the
Court Hous* gate, at my office. Be
fore getting to the usual place of
stopping Mr. A. M. B'zard Cime up
and spoke to me, relating the death
scene of bis wife. Just t ben 1 saw
tbe deceased, J. T. Parks, walking
out of tbe Court House, and at the
same time Mr. B. H. Oovar coming
toward Bussell street side lot the
Court House, on Church street. I
was looking at them. Just ai the
gate they met. Mr. Parks gave Mr.
Oovar a hand salute. Just then Mr.
Parks spoke to Mr. Oovar and Mr
Covar replied. Just then Mr. Parka
struck ([ presume) Mr. Oovar. Just
as that happened Mr. Covar backed a
little, both bands to his shirt bosom;
in the twinkle of any eye be (Covar)
presented a pistol at Park's body and
fired and continued firing. Then
Parks kinder turned, and then drew a
pistol and fired. Then It was con
tinual firing by both men.
Question. Did any one else fire
Answer. No one. I saw Mr.
Covar's father with a pistol in his
hand, and saying to his son: "Kill
bim," and going in direction of hiB
son and Parks. Parks was moving
backwards. 0. P. Brunson.
Mr. A. 0. Linstedt, sworn, says:
That on June 29, 1906, about 11
o'olock a. m., I was coming down
Church street by the Court House
fence. I saw Mr. Parks strike Mr.
Covar. Then Instantly shooting com
menced. Mr. Covar fired first. They
could not have been over eight or ten
feet apart at the first shot. It could
not have teen more than a second be
rore rapid firing by both parties,
Parks and Covar. Just at tbe time
they ceased firing and commenced to
reload, I rushed to Mr. B. H. Covar
and disarmed him. Just as I looked
around I saw Mr. Covar's father com
lug up, hollowing, * "BDbbie, stop
stop." He was armed I tried to
take the pistol away from him. He
said: "Don't disarm me." I said:
"Put it In your pocket." Then be
I put It in his pocket and went off with
bis son. I then turned Mr. Covar's
pistol over to the sheriff. ?
Question by foreman: Would vou
know the pistol now if you saw it?
Answer. Yes. (Pistol presented )
It is the pistol, iTj was tmbreachpn
when I got ii; had two loaded sbellB
in it; no empty shells in it.
A. C. Llnstedt.
Dr. A. S. Hydrick, heing sworn,
nays: That he b.3& t his day examined
by dissection the body of J. T. Parka,
and finds on the body of the said J.
r. Purks tbree gunshot wounds, viz:
First, one ?hot entering and fractur
ing tbe chin and parsing out, the
direction b'ing from right to It ft and
from above aownwards. The second,
a gunshot wound, entering on the
right side of the body between the
ointh and tenth ribs, in the axillary
lobs of tbe liver and the transverse
Cuiou, the point of entrance being live
inches below the nipple, right side,
and the point of exit, 6 12 Inches
below nipple on left side. Third, a
wound t'8iow and to the right of the
umbilicus, which was made by a spent
bullet end did not pass through ab
dominal wall. There was about tbree
pints of biood in the abdominal
'.".avlty, and evidence of general peri
tonitis. In my judgment the death of
the t>ald J.T.Parks was due to the
wounds dbdcribaa above.
A. S. Hydrick.
The death of Mr. Parks, whica oc
curred a little after twelve o'clock
Saturday morning, has cast a deep
nhadow of sorrow over this communi
ty, and the greatest sympathy is felt
for Mrs. Parks and her little boys In
the terrible calamity that has befallen
Mrs. Parks, who was Miss Annie
Perreyclear, the daughter of Mr. end
Mrs. W. H. Perreyclear, was popular
8.s a young lady In this city, and has
2. large family connection here. In
addition to bis wife and two little
boys, one a mere baby, Mr. Parks
leaves a daughter about sixteen years
of age, the child of his first wife, who
died a number years ago in Edgefield
Mr. Parks, in addition to his news
paper work, taught school at one time
in this county. He was for several
years one of the public cotton weigh
ers at this place, and had numerous
friends all over tbe county. He was
a very pleasant, affable gentleman, of
an open, Bincere d;spostion and made
friends of all with whom he came In
contact. He was always considerate
of others and it was not characteristic
of him to speak 111 of any person. He
wes very guarded In his expressions
concerning others, although fearless
In his editorial writing" -as re
marked by one of Mr. Pa- ;;iends
Dhat of all men he would not have ex
pected to learn of his death in suoh a
manner. Mr. Parks was an active
member of Orance Lodge, Knights of
Pythias, and during ois residaaosj h?re I
was ah1 r ffl dal in the lodge.
During Friday afternoon in spite of
his intense suff .-ring Mr. Parks gave
directions regarding the disposition of
his business sffairsand he made a will
There were so oae directions that be
r>p?irftd t.n ?iv? ,n regard to his busi
ness meters an i he apparently was
iu poHHessiuu ui his mental faculties
until a short time before his death.
He made no ante-mortem statement,
as far as has bean made kaewn. He
^ade non? *,o his attorneys, Messrs
Baysor Sc Summers. Es v. E M.
Lightfoot, Pastor of the Orangeburg
Baptist Church, of which Mr. Parks
was a member, was with him from
the time be was *not until he died.
The general supposition in this city
is that both gentlemen had been led
to believe from tales that had been
cold them that the other would kill
him on sight, and that be muse be
prepared to defend himself. Is 1b
said that Mr. Parks was met at tbe
depot when he arrived here on Friday
morning and told t?tet if he came up
the street that Mr. Covar would shoot
Dim on sight. It is also said that
the same party who had made this
statement to Mr. Parks went back to
Mr. Covar and told him that Mr.
Parka would not compromise the dif
ferences between them and that he
had better look out for himself. The
fact that both were armed with such
deadly weapons would Indicate the
above to have been the impression of
each of the partieB. Mr. Parks did
come up the st r ret and on his way to
call on a friend passed right In front
of the effloe of The Patriot where Mr.
Covar was at work. In company with
tbe friend he went to see he passed
The Patriot office again on his way
back. Mr. Parks did not Intimate to
this friend that he anticipated any
trouble witb Mr. Covar, and he did
not know that there was any trouble
between them until after the shoot
ing. Ic seems that the trouble be
tween Messrs. Parka and Covar has
been brewing for some time, but no
one ever dreamed that it would have
suoh a tragic ending as that of Friday.
It seems that these troubles grew out
of business transactions during the
time that Mr. Covar was manager for
Mr. Parks after he had moved to Co
lumbia. It was not known hero that
this bitterness had beoome Intensified,
although since the affair reports would
indicate that suoh had been the case.
Both parties bad friends here and
they would have interfered and en
deavored to make satisfactory adjust
ment of the difficulties bad it been
made known to them. Certainly the
friends of both parties would have In
terfered and prevented so deplorable a
termination of the differences.
When Mr. ParkB disposed of his
printing plant here several months
ago to Messrs. Funderburg & Covar it
was thought by the public tnat what
ever trcuble there was had been set
tled, but it seems that such was not
the case. In addition to the trouble
between Messrs. Parks aod Covar it
Beems that Messrs. Funderburg snd
Covar did not get along well together
un account of business d ffireooes, and
that they bad agreed to dissolve co
partnership by Mr. Covar drawing out
of the business. What the differences
between Messrs. F?nde:burg and Co
var were has not been made public,
but it was only of a business nature
and the two gentlemen were on per
fectly amicable terms. Io was re
ported to Mr. Parks that he had bet
ter come down here and look after bin
Interests as things were cot going on
as they should at the. Patriot office.
Mr. Parks had a mortgage on che
Patriot plant, and it was natural for
this report to cause him some appre
hension and a desire to come down
and straighten matters out. It is
said that on the same diy that he re
ceived the ab >ve information he was
telephoned that if ne came down here
there would ba trouble. How much
this a"d orh--;r "taik" h*d to do with
the tragedy Is a matter of cor j :cture,
but the re ire not a few who oelleve
that l ad nothing bem said to either
Mr. Parks or Mr Covar about a dlf
acuity that there would have been no
trouble between them. It Is general
ly bebeved that the two meu were put
In a false light in each others ey< s by
tbe tales they had beard of each
other, which caused tbem to regard
each other as deadly enemies, and re
sulted in tbe deplorable tragedy of
Near Hit? Old Home at Parkevll'e on
Tne remains of the late James T.
Parks were carrier! to his old home
near Parksvllle in Edge field County,
and interred in the old family burial
ground. The remains were accom
panied by Mrs Pari?, ner mother
Mrs. W. H Perreyclear, her hrothers,
Dr. J. H. Perreyolcar and Mr. 0. P.
P-irreyclear, and her uncla, Mr. P. C.
Krunson, and the brother cf Mr.
Parks, who reached Orangeburg
Tue Rev. E. M. L'ghtfoot, the
pastor of the Orangeburg Biptist
Cbureb, who was the deceased's pas
tor, accompanied the renales to cfin
duct the funeral service*. In addi
tion there were a number of tbe
friends of the deceased, and the
delegation from tbe Knights of Py
thias Lodge of tnis city, lnoludlng
Messrs W. Hampton Dukes, James
H. 01sfly, John 8. Bowman, Jr.. M.
K Jeffords, E A. Zaigler. J.C. Mur
phy and O. B. Dukes. Th^re were a
large number of beautiful tloral offer
ings to attest lbs <hlgb esteem io
which Mr Parks and his family were
held in this community.
It is, indeed, sadg that so splendid
a specimen of physical manhood
possessing all of tbe noble and higher
qualities of a splendid manhood
should be cut down in the prime of a
useful life. Generous, large hearted,
"Jim Parks," true and loyal to bl9
friends and his convictions, will not
soon be forgotten In Orangeburg
County. The following Epecial friend?
of the deceased acted a3 local x>?.\\
b'arers: Messrs. Thomas M. Baysor,
WUilam C. Wolfe, Robert Lldc,
Th >mas F. B'antley, James L. Sims
and J W. H. Dukes. Numerous other
fn.^ndn accompanied the remains to
r^p trrin The remains were met at
Parksrille by a large number of rela
tives and friends, who were deeply
grieved at toe tragio death of one they
THK TKOLLJsil LIM.
BRIGHT PROSPECTS OF ITS BE
ISO BD I LT.
Committees Appointed to Solicit
Bubscrip'ioni to the Capital
A mass meeting was held in Or
acgeburg Friday In the interest of
the proposed trolley line from Fergu
son, through tbe oity of Orangeburg
to tbe town of North. A representa
tive of the capitalists, whom the
Business Men's Laague of Orangeburg
bave Interested, was present. They
made the proposition to the citizens
of Orangeburg that if the people of
Orangeburg and vlolnity would sub
scribe to 10 per cent of the stock they
would furnish tbe money for the re
maining 90 per cent of stook. This
meeting was largely attended by in
duential Citizens from each section
of the county through which tbe pro
posed road will ran. Hon. Edgar L.
Culler was made chairman of the
meeting and Sol Kohn secretary.
Major W. L. Giaz i stated the ob
j"0ts and plans of tbe South Carolina
Public Service Corporation whioh la
the corporation to be organized with
a minimum capital stock of 9500 000
for tbe purpose of building the trolley
line, which will carry passengers and
freight, also furnish power and light
along the entire line; and pu?'abase
property along tbe line for improving
same, as parks, construction of hotels,
building ice plants and other forms
of Improvement which would prove
helpful to tbe proposed trolley line.
Citizens from various parts of the
county spoke enthusiastically of the
proposed line and all stated that it
was their intention to subscribe as
liberally as possible to the proposed
road, which they realize would direct
ly benefit tbem. Several proposed
routes are under contemplation Two
routes are proposed from here to
North. One up the Bull Swamp road,
through the Limestone section,
directly to North, a distance of 17
miles. Another suggested route is
up tbe Bull Swamp road aboaut 10
miles and then to Advance, thence to
North. The latter route would be
about 27 miles. From Orangebury
to Ferguson two routes are also con
templated. One in a southeasterly
direction along tbe Five Chop road to
a point where it crosses the State
road, down the State road for a few
miles, through Providence Beotion,
thence directly to Ferguson. The
other contemplated route Is from
Orangeburg, down tbe old Charleston
road, to Bowman, tbence in an easter
ly direction to^our Hole S?amp,
Crossing near about Shuler's Foard,
thecce in a southeasterly direction
through Providence seotion to Fergu
In order to raise the 10 per cent
subsorlptirn of the proposed capital
stock of 8500,000 citizens In each
oommunity were appointed who will
solicit stock subscriptions from parties
along the proposed line. These com
mittees will make their report at 8
meeting to be beld In the city of
Orangeburg, July 7, at whlo^ time it
is expecbed that the full 850,000 wiil
nave been subscribed,
The following Influential oitizens
have been appointed from the various
sections of the county:
Citv of Orangeburg: T. F. Brant
ley, W. C Crum, B. H. Jennings, W.
L. Moseley and 1. S. Harley.
Limestone Section: W. W Culler,
Jr., J. D McCormick a?d Dr. J. H.
Advance Sectio?*: O. B Biley, D
B. Wolfe hod Dr. B B. acurkle.
Town of North: W. C. Culler, J.
L. Reeves and L<jwts Gibson.
Between Orangeburg and Bowman:
Dr. J. D. S. Falrey, P. F. Pierson
and John B mi pie.
Town of Bowman: W. L. Bishop,
L G. Weathers and Henry O ,t.
Between B iwman and Four Hole
Swamp: G A. Myers, G. E. Fairey
and W. H Patrick.
Between Four H <le Swamp and
Providence: Geo. E Shuler, L. A.
Carson and W. L. DaHav.
Between Providence and FergusoD:
W. P Stroman, Tom L. Connor and
Geo M. Norrls.
Bat ween Orangebure and the State
roac: T A. McCaute, Dr. J. T. fi ley,
W. S. Birton, Jr., and T. J. R;ley.
Providence Sectio] : J'?hn D Shu
ier, L. W. Dir.tz *r a d El Banister.
G'.ts Guild Placet
The Uulted StateH Senate confirm
ed Saturday the appointment of Prof.
Herman L Spahr to be Ualted States
c msul to Breslau, Germany. Mr. Spabr
has recently resigned his p isltion as
a^sisstant professor In tbe Uuiversity
of Sour1" Carolina to acopt a position
?n the Uaiversary of O/clahoma. Trie
Washington correspond?nt of T jp
State says "the consular service under
Secretary Root has undergone con
siderable improvement and the re
quirements for position as consuls
jave been raised. A strict examina
tton in international law, commercial
relations In the history and gaographv
of the country Id woich consulship is
sicuated, as well as In the 'orclgn lan
guage. Mr. Spahr was in Washingtor
>ast week, wnen he stood this exami
nation and he parsed It with credit In
all its branches. He had already been
designated for the position. It pays
82 000 a year and certain fees which
amount to something like $500 add!
tional. Biedau is said to be one of
the pleasantest cities in Germ \ny to
I've." Prof. Spahr la a son of Mr. and
Mrs. H Spahr of this city. He will
leave for his new fort in about cne
Gets Butter Place.
A dispatch from Greenwood to Tbe
State says the board of trustees of the
public schools of that place had elec
ted Prof. N. M. Salley as superinten
dent. Tnere were about 14 applicants
for tbe position and the election of
Mr. Salley comes as a compliment to
bia ability and experience. The Green
wood public sciiools rank among the
most prominent in tbe State, and are
always desired. Mr. Salley has bad ?
number of years' experience in graded
school work, having taught in Rim
berg, Laurens and also in the Wot
ford Fitting school.
?BV. J. A. ClLFXOF, D. D.
Memorial Services field in file
Honor at . Sc. Paul's.
Memorial exercises were held Sun
day night at St. Paul's M3vhodist
Church, in this city, in memory of
the late Rev. Jesse A. Clifton, D. D.,
whose death recently occurred at
Marion. Dr. Clifton was pastor of
che church here up to the close of last
year, when he was transferred to
Marion, having served out his foil
allotment of four years at this place
under the rules of his church. Dr.
Clifton was very much beloved in Or
angeburg. not alone by the members
of his own congregation but by che
citizens of the community generally.
He was frequently called upon to
maxe addresses at veterans' meetings
and various other functions and he
was exceedingly kind about respond
ing to such demands. ' He was an
eloquent speaker and the announce
ment chat Dr. Clifton was to deliver
an address upon any occasion never
failed to attract a large audience
Toe memorial meeting Sunday
nigbt was presided over by the B3V.
L. P. McG-ee, pastor of the church,
and who was the successor of Dr.
Clifton as pastor of St. Paul's Church.
There was a large congregation in
attendance, the other cburones bav
Ing Dei n closed to enable their con
gregatlons to attend this memorial
Gen. James F. Iz'ar, the command
er of Camp Thomas J Glover, United
Coufederate Veteraua, made an elo
quent address. Dr. Cliftoh was
cnaplain of this camp during his stay
in Orangeburg. Other addresses were
delivered by Judge Charles G. Dan'z
ier and Major Andrew 0. Dibble; and
the following ministers: Tbe Rsv.
L. P. McGee, .pastor of St Paul's
Onurcb; cbe Rev. Geo. M Davis, of
Cope; the Rev. Peter Stokes of Bam
uerg; the Rav. Marlon Dargan, pre
siding elder of the Orangeburg dis
trict, and the Rev. J. L MoLees,
pascor of the P;eabyterian Church of
A letter was read from Rev. J. P.
Miller, who was pascor of Che Luth
eran Church when Dr. Clifton was
stationed in Orangeburg.
The Summer school.
Superintendent of E iucition Malli
champ lnfoxms us that the County
Teachers' Institute, or Summer School
for the white teachers will open in Or
angeburg on Monday August 6th, and
continue two weeks. Upon consulta
tion with State Superintendent Mtr
tin, a little change from the regular
course has been deemed advisable for
this year. In this institute, special
stress will be laid upon the principles
of teaching and school management
The faculty will instruct in the va
rious branches by talkB,^ lectures,
and illustrations, and periods will be
given for general discussion, which
will be open to all of tbe teaohers for
the Interchange of their views and
experience. There is no doubt that
this plan will be interesting and pro
fitable to teaohers. It is hoped that
there will be a large attendance. The
advertisement will appear in our next
Issue; and, as socn as practicable, tbe
names of the faculty will be announc
Shooting at Livingston.
The Columbia State says as a result
of a shooting affray at Livingston in
this county Benzin Bolin is at tba Co
lumbia hospital probably fatally
wounded and Jas. Williams and two
others are in tbe Orangsburg jail to
be held until the extent nf Bo'in's
wounds are asc-rtalre"1. B^lin was
carried to Columbia Mondav afternoon
for an operation and according to tbe
story told the pbyslolans tbe shooting
was the result of a row at a country
church nnt far from Livingston Sun
da? morning. The shooting took place
at 1 o'clock after Jamer Williams and
his brother, accompanied oy several
others, visited the home of BoMn and
his uncle for the purpose of renewing
the difficulty. S?veral shots we-e fir
ed on both sides and one bullet struck
Bolln in ^he skull, inflicting what Is
regarded as a fatal wound.
State Campaign Meeting.
The state campai?n Meeting here
on July 10 will be held in the court
house. A special committee of citi
zens was apDOinted for the purpose of
.ix'ending a welcome to the various
State candidates to Orangeburg on the
day of the Stete campaign meeting.
It is expected that members of this
rpc^ption committee will be able to
meet the candiiates at the trains and
see that they are shown proper court
bhIph durb g their stay in O-angeburg
This committee Is composed as fol
lows: Messrs. Th^ma? M. R^vsnr,
Jihn H Dukes, D O Herbert, Edgar
L. Cu'lflr. J. A. Banks, ThomiS F.
Brantley, R. F. Dukes, G. L. Salloy,
W. B- Figle, T. R MuCacts. James
P. Doyle and W. G Smith.
We offar Oae Hundred D dlars Re
ward for any case uf Catarrn that can
not be cured by nail's Catarrh Cure.
F. J Cheney & Co., Toledo O.
We, the ui.dorslgued, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions and finan
cially able to carry out any obliga
tion i made by his firm.
Waldixg, Kinnan & Marvin,
Who e-ale D ug^I-us. Toleflo. 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces uf the system
testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents
p- bottle Sold bv all Dniggl sts.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
Don't Fail to Attend.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Southern Cotton Association will be
held In tbe courthouse on next Satur
day at the usual hour. Professor New
man will be here and address the As
sociation on horticulture,- trucking
and other Interesting m Itters Presi
dent Smith, Presides* ol the State
Association and Sact?tary Cheath;;m
of tbe General Association, are also
?'xptcted. Tue meeting will be ver>
interesting and it is hoped that a
large crowd will be present.
SHORT MW ITEMS
OF LOCAL INTEREST PICKED UP
HERE AND THERE
Recent Happening? in Town and
Country Boiled Down for
It is astonishing how differently
people can see the same occurrence.
Fifty thousand dollars put up by
our county will ensure the trolley
It was lecky that some innocent
party w&s not hit by a stray bullet on
Darlington will be hers next week.
Let us show them how nisely we can
The result of the Sumter games
gave Darlington her revenge, bat she
must not laugh too soon..
We are glad to say that the report
that the St. Matthews Advance was
burnt out in the recent fire Is errona
Mrs. El win M?ller of Lexington,
Ky , Is visiting her parents, Col. and
Mrs. Mortimer Glover, on Whitman
The mighty Blaokburn has been
suspended by Welnig, and as conse
quence Darlington did up Sumter on
Brace up boys, Sumter can't always
have such professionals as Ashton and
Wallace to play on her team, and then
we will show her.
Mr. B. H. Covar, who was badly
wounded in the unfortunate street
duel, is suffering considerably, but
bis friends hope he will soon be out.
Dr. A. Dolan, /eterinary surgeon,
will he in Orangeburg at Wertz Mule
Oo.'s stables July 5, 6 and 7. Bring
in your lame or sick horses and mules.
The Santee Rifles propose having a
big time at Jerusalem Onuroh on the
nth Instant, when Senator Tillman
will be present and address the peo
Mr. W. 0. Orum subscribed one
thousand dollars to the capital stock
of tbe trolley, line. If our other
moneyed men will do as well the en
terprise is a success.
Mrs, Eliza E. Fogle, of St. Peters
burg, Ifta., who had been visiting her
brother, Capt. N N. Hay der, of the
Fork, for some time returned to her
home on last Thursday.
The Standard OH Company has ap-.
pointed Mr. E. M. Mixon, former
book-keener at the Enterprise Cotton
Mills, as their agent for this district.
He took charge Monday.
In this issue will be found the card
of Hon. A. F. Lever announcing him
self a oandldate for re-eleotlon to Con
gress. He Is too well known to need
an Introduction at our hands.
Tbe Clarendon Sentinel says:
"Hon. W. L. Glaze, of Orangeburg,
famous as a lawyer of this State, must
pale into insignificance When put be
side his son who is captain of a base
Col. W. W. Lumpkin was invited to
speak at Bowman before he announc
ed himself a candidate for the Uuited
States Senate, so no political signifi
cance attaches whatever to his having
C It seems to be generally accepted
'mat the difficulty between Messrs.
Parks and Oovar on Friday was caus
ed by things that had been told tbem
by a third party, which Incensed them
against eacn other, and led to the
** The Frenoh Coach Horse Company
was organ'zid Saturday with the fol
lowing Gmoere. W. M. Sain, Presi
dent; W W Taylor, Secretary; Dr.
J. H. Prloe, Treasurer; G. T. Rioken
baker, W. C. Hano and W. a. Lse,
.Directors; F. M. Salley, Manager.
Mr. S. G. Parier has bought a half
Interest In the repair and wagon
business heretofore oooduo'ted by Mr.
3. Von Oihen. The ouslness is now
conducted under the tirm name of S.
G. Parier & Co., and will be manag
ed by Mr. Parier. He will be glad to
have bis old friends call on him wtoen
in need of anything in his line.
A thoroughly enjoyable mornlug
was the one spent with Mrs. H. 0.
Wanamaker on Wednesday, when she
entertained tbe Bridge Whist Club.
A delicious luncheon in two courses
was servad. Those playing were:
Mesdarae-i Pi 3. Wannamaker, E. 0.
Duval, R. 1' J'.nnlngs, John Cart,
A. H. Moss and F. F. Malpass.
Mr. and Mrs Joiin Oart entertain
ed Friday evenlnp wi>jo a delightful
musicale at their home on Pearl
street. Many vocal at d instrument
al pieces >-ve rendered, Miss Jes9le
Henry, uf Gi<>rgla, ciarmlng every
one wish Ler lovely voice. Esptcial'y
?elighful wer.-; the solos by Mrs. W.
G. Smith and Mrs. J. A. Berry.
Mrs W. Riymond Bryaat was "At
Home" to tbe Social Club and many
luvitud friends on Tuesday afternoon
in her pretty new hom9 on Pearl
atreet. Assisting the hostess In re
ceiving was Mrs. S. H. Crum, who
served each guest with cool sparkling
punch. Four tables were arranged
for six handed eucbure, the score be
ing kept on band painted cards in
lovely lloral designs.
The anniversary exerc'ses of the
Cameron Baptist Church Sunday
School was held last Sunday night,
and was a most interesting occasion.
The report shows the school to be in
a most flourishing condition, and to
be doing an excellent work. It has
m active enrollment of five officers,
ten teachers and 105 scholars. It
a's-id and expanded during the year
8141.43 for various purposes.
Postmaster A. D. Webster, who has .
m ide such an excellent official, has
luso complete! bis report to the post
111 ca department of the receipts at(
this effice foi. the fiscal year ending
June 30. Toe total receipts have
amounted to 811.287 (15. These fig
ures show a substantial Increase over
taose of cne year ago, which were 89,
140 62. Ia order 10 secure free city
delivery it is required under the rules
fur the total [receipts of the offices to
vxount to ten thousand dollars or
jveV Orangeburg has substantially
xoeeded the minimum limitation,
i\-d it is fxnec'ed that there will be a
?ystem of free delivery servica estab
lished here before tbe doss of the