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IS TEE VEKD1CT IN TBE LIME
An Cirarsr/ebuTg; Jury Restores lor
Chester's Sheriff to ?is
Sheriff Llmencuse was tried list
Friday by an Orangeburg jury for al
lowing a prisoner tc be taken from hiir
and lvDc'red. After being but about
one hcur the jury brought in a ver
dict of "rot; guilty," which verdict
' retorts Mr. Limebouae to his high
cfflc?, be .having been suspended by
Gov. Heyward pending hiB trial.
The facts are so well known as tc
hardly need repetition, but it will be
recalled that un the 23rd day of Au
gust, 1906, a negro, Will Spain, made
an attempt to Criinlnally assault the
little daughter of. Mr. L S. Connor,
one of the best known and most re
spsctod men In Dorchester. The negro
was captured by a posse, among whom
was the father of the little girl, and
taken tc St- Georges and delivered to
the sher.ff. This was about 11 o'clock,
on tba day of the crime, and just an
hour or two later a aecond posse,
cosr posed ?f a score or more of men,
came to tbe j ill and a committee of
about 12 entered and asked the sher
iff for an interview with the negro,
who was looked in an Iron cage on tbe
vThe sheriff went for and brought
the prisoner down stairs and the mob
took him away and lynched him. Tbe
sheriff claimed tbat he rhooght that
. the mob only wanted to q '.sstion the
negro?co hold a sort of preliminary
trial?and thai he bad no idea that
tiiey intended to make *ay with tbe
prisoner. The sheriff also claimed not
to know any of t^e men who tempos
ed the mob, although they demanded
tbe prisoner witnin fcur hours alter
th8 dec* was eommhtad, *nd w<.re
undoubtedly men ftcia ?tlihta a rtd
? ius of five miles of tbe county Boat
Governor Hey ward r'q rsted Solic
itor Hilcebrand to' investigate tbe
matter, wbloh be did, bu?as -hssher
iff olaimed not to have rioogniz d any
of the mob, and as tbe jury -tecd^rec
a verdict to the effect that the negro,
Will Spain, came to bis death at the
hands of - men unknown to them, the
jury, no indictments w?re handed out
Against the mob, but at the fall term
of the court of general sessions for
Dorchester county Solicitor Hilde
brand prepared a bill charging Sheriff
Limehouse with criminal cowardice.
The grand jury found a true bill
and Gov. Heyward, who had taken a
deep interest In tbe matter, promptly
suspended the sheriff from office,
pending bis trial. The coroner, P. L
Kizer, was commissioned sheriff and
has so acted since, but did not want
the office and wrote tbe governor to
appoint some one else In his stead.
Oracgeburg county was seleoted as
tbe county in which the ca.se would be
tried, tbe eise was reached Friday
as- scheduled. Solicitor Hildebrand
represented tho State again as ably as
he did a little less than a year age
when he prosecuted the Eutawvil.e
lynokers, and Sheriff Limehouse was
represented by a brilliant array of tal
ent ccm posed of Messrs. Connor, Hiers
and Dennis of the Dorchester bar,
and Eaysor & Summers, Wolfe & Ber
ry and Bowman & Bowman of tbe Or
The first witness for tbe State was
Lawton Limehouse, son of the defend
ant, and deputy sheriff of Dorchester
county, who testified tbat he received
the prisoner, Will Spain, and locked
him in the cell. Said that at request
of parties who came to the jail he
turned the prisoner ovar to them foi
the pu'jose of holding a preliminary j
ezamka'.ion and ha?!rjf'tbj8 y-isoier!
proper!/ ccmaiitec; that- the mob
overpowered bim and bis father znc
toiktbe prisoner frcm them, and ttzi
tea mob was composed of 75 men, 12
of whwm carried the prisoner away on
a hand car on the Southern railway.
Dr. A. R Johnson testified thavhe
was in the jail and that he saw the
mob overpower tho sheriff and his
deputy and take tbo prisoner away.
He saw the s eriff try to use his pis
toi, but rec'/Rtizri none cf the mob.
Dr. Joe P. Johnson testified as to
conditions a* hs found tnem wuen be
went tu the j;i*, aftei tiie mob hat
L. Y;.-gil Minus testified tbat bf
wj-s at r -rk ic ant rfice ciir the court
bcuse. He took the testimony at the
coroner'! inqaest, but didn'c heurttu
sber.'ff siy he knew any of the mob.
Miss S:byl Thomas and Mrs. E. E.
Thomas testified as to the sheriff's
conversion with Gov Heyward, thoy
being Southern Ball looy, distance opo
ratois. Mrs. Thomas testified she
beard Sheriff Limehouse teil the gov
ernor he knew the members of the
Ike M r.us testified as to tbe search
snd cap?. ure cf the pr'soner and as to
delivering him to the ohexiff. This
was corroborated by Peter Stokes.
Dr. J. P. Minus testified that be
went to the jail after the mob had
taken the prisoner, saw the band oar
in tbe distance and told of the sheriff's
mental condition at the time.'
A. H. MoCormiok, secretary and
treasurer of the Dorchester Lumber
company, of Badham, and who lives at
Badham, saw tbe mob come by with
the prisoner, knew none of them, and
knows that none were employes of tha
Dorchester Lumber company.
W. F. Jaques and John A. Hires
also testified as to conditions as they
found them on arriving on tbe soene,
but tbat they knew none of the mob.!
The defense introduced no testi
mony at ail, and consequently their
attorneys had no re*ly. Solicitor
Hildebrand made an able argument
for the State, while Hon. Thomas M.
Raysor replied for the dofsnss, being
tbe only one of the brilliant array of
talent to reply to Sohcttor H?de- <
Judge Gage's charge to the iury was
unusually strong and onllirjit. He
held that if the sheriff brought tbe
prisoner before a body of unknown
men and allowed tnem to take his
prisoner from him he was guilty, as
charged in the indictment. Judge
Gage also took oocasion to denounce
mob Uv v and argued that no crime
calls for mob rule. He said the aot
under whioh Sheriff Limehouse was
tried wits enacted subsequently to the
constitutional convention of 1895 and
waa intended to aid the sheriff irt up
holding the law. Judge Gage sock?
for 20 rr.inuteB in a quick and fore
ful manner and many say his charge
was the strongest ever delivered be
fore an Orangeburg jury as regards
dignity of the law.
The jury was out about one hour
and a naif, after wbiob tbey Tenderer?
the expected verdict of "not guWi>.';
The jury was considered an unusually
Th3 State used a auxbsr cf abal;
:or.??3 and the defense exbanai.ee!
Sher'ff Llmehouse was accornpanier
to Orsngaburg by 50 or mora supp-rt
*rs and these were seen to mloglf
with the State witnesses freely, and,
in faot, the witnesses gave reluctant
tssttmony. Anyway the oaes was de
cided by the jury and no one ein say
Sodoltor Hildebrand ar.d Gov. Hey
ward did noc do their full duty.
The case did not attract unusual
attention and the court house wa?
never crowd zd.
Solicitor HUdebrand deserves muoh
praise for his vigorous prosecution.
ThiB is the second diFacre?able\ca?r
he has presented in Orarjceburg tn
change of venue (the EutawvilJe
lynchers being also tried here), and ir
both he made masterfu? fights.
Being vindicated, Sheriff Limoboupr
will resume his offioe, and he was most
warmly congratulated by his large
following here when ths verdict was
The Clemson Oar.
The Clem80n oar will be here on
the 28 th in'tant. In the leoturing
oorps are: Prof. J.N. Harper, direo
tor of the agricultural department,
Clemson College; Prof. W. S Morri
son of the chair of history and ccon
omlcs, lecturing on industrial econ
omics; Col. J. S. Newman, fcrmer di
rector of the agricultura.1 department,
lecturing cn general agricultural
questions; Prof. C. S Doggett, dlreo
cor of the textile department; G. L
Stewart, of the Southern railway in
dustrial department, giving talks on
horticulture. The exhibit and lec
ture oir is weli^worth a visit. Useful
and invaluable hints and metheds are
s' own to farmers and mechanics
Grsps vine pruning, the William,e
method of planting corn, improved
hays, fifty varieties of cotton, twenty
eight varieties cf pecans, wheat
varieties, apple tree pruning, and tree
grafting, specimens of sorghums,
inlik separation, the Baboock test,
proper dairy development, experi
ments of getting st&tch from pota
toes, by the chemical department,
economio feeding of cattle, the Mexi
can boil weevil life history, develop
ment of coil from granite, fifty varie
ties of cowpeas, mineral wealth of
State, work of textile Student?, and
mechanic students, cotton teats fur
weaving, are some of the things that
make the work of the car valuable.
The sohedulo of the lectures is:
Bianohvll.e, January 26; Oran'geburg,
January 28; St. Matthew's, Jan
uary 29. ________________
White Goods and Embroidery Sale
The White Goods and Embroidery
Sale at Moseley's always brings out an
immense crowd of eatrer buyers. This
year he has the largest line of goods
for his sale that has ever been offered
at any ppeolal sale in Orangeburg.
He has on sale 20,000 yards of em
oroidery, comprising every quality
from 53 to 81.00 a yard. Every siyle
in Swiss. Nainsook, Lawn and Cam
bric. .All in match sets. 3,500 yards
of 40 inch White Law je. to sell at 5c
a yard. 2 000 yards cf fine Zaphyr
Ginghams a? 5c yard, a 12 jo quality.
His whole spring stock of Yal and
Torchon Lac?s will be put in fohle
special sale. This sale he says will
have only the newest 1907 crtj.ti .-us,
no old stoo*. It will pay you to visit
his sale. he alwavs has the goods and
j prices th?m so you sea a odo-j resl
?alu?s. The oa'a open't Wgrjiictdiy
t.crnln?, Jan. 305b, at 9 o'clock, ana
runs ten days to Feb 9:>h. 1907
Or*r.jf'bur^ Dnjcsv Uotnpany.
The above named Cernpany hat rc
cantly been crpaniz?d with tsn whou-;
icd dOikrs capital. The Comoanv
I'.ntenfs to deel ic buggiws, wa^od;.',
harness and such like. fcfr. Ashbv O.
R:cket>MVer, lately of the rinn cf
?uller & R-ateobaker, r.; Cameron,
3. C, Is the buiiO?Ea xr.j.aager. Ha ts
-a experienced basinets m<M:, having
b:er. engaged in the a.".reanill? busi
ness 'orsom" yc:.?r. .Messrs. Ratest
E. Wansemaker, William C tfolfo,
Tbomss F Brantl?y. j a Bsrry, atd
ether prom in? Dt *vd well kxn*.a bus
iness rno-n tre Intareater in the enter
prise. Under tu^!? m3-agemea"i we
predict tha.t the b--slnes!> will tava a
large meager* of success. Tr-.css "ho
ars In chitge are a guarantee of hon
est, fair dealing with all wno desire
anything in their line. b*speak
for the ?ni?rprlB'>. the confidence of
the entire business comauntt.y.
Eaaanuel Mallard, who killed two
man at Yances a few weeks ago, war.
tried last week. It will be recalled
that Mallard killed two other negroes
by the name of Porcher, and that
after killing them he mutilated their
bodies in an atrocious manner. Wnen
Mallaid came to trial he had no law
yer to defend him, and Judye Gage
appointed Mr. J. M. Brailsford to see
that the defendant got justice. Mr.
Brailsford acoepted and handled the
case so well that he saved Mallard
from the gallows and got him with a
term of twenty-five yearn in the peni
tentiary. Mr. Brailsford, who is
a young attorney, was warmly con
gratulated on his victory, aa it was
generally thought that Mallard would
The Rookford, I1L, Star says:
"Country papers all over Illinois are
advancing Shell subscrip?ion rates.
Nearly ail the pabiic-tlons that have
beea sold for 31 per annum are now
asking from 25 cents to 50 cento
more. The publishers aay that the
high price of paper and materials o!
all kinds ana the greatly increased
cost of production in every depart
ment make an advance in the subscript
tlon rates imperative. At 31 they
claim that too great a proportion of J
the expend is fcbrown upon the ;idver
tisers. "Gauntry newspapers til over
the country soensr or later will have
So raise their subscription price or
THJ? OACFBl? LiNJt
PAYri LABOE FEE AND GETS ITS
The Company Haa in Paid Subfcrip
tiona SS0O,C0O "With "Which to
The South Carolina Public Serviop
Corcorniion Thuisdft' was granted &
charter bi Secretary of State Mc
Oovtn. The fee of 52,802 50 was paid
by a drafv on John P. Bonney, of
New York, signed by J. J Timrces.
The corporators are J. J. Timnies, J.
0. Lfvin, J. a. Be'l, George F^ck,
Jr., John P. Eonney, Chares R. Van
Etten, Johr E. Timmes, all of N-.w
York; J. C. Loti, J. A. Cralg, Sot
Kohn. R H. Jen"ings, all cf Orange
burg, and L iff, P.nciney, of Charles
The purpcen of tbe corporation, ae
stated in ? h? cbart?r, is to lay a roxd
in Charleston and from Charleston to
Columbia, wtb privilege of extending
Jt to Spsrlanburg and Charlotte,
passing through the towns of Lexing
ton, Saluda, Greenwood, Abbeville,
Andersou, Greenville, Gafiney, York
ville, Rook Hill. Chester, Union,
Laurens. and Ne wherry. Also to
build a road from Augusta to Or
angsburg via Alken, and to acquire,
own, construct, lay, equip, build, and
operate railways for local business In
each of the towns named.
. It Is also stated that tbe system
may pass through tbe counties of
Charleston, Berkeley, DoroheBter, Or
angeburg, R'.chland, Lexington,
Saluda, Greenwood, Abbeville,
Acdersnn, Greenvlll1?, Sparenburg,
Cherokee, York, Chester, Fairfield.
Ciion, LaurenB, Aiken and Bamberg.
The charier also confers the right
to build bridges over rivers, to con
struct power plants, telegraph lines,
etc In addition tbe company ban
the right to own and operate boat
lines on the Santee, Congaree and
Saluda rivers from Georgetown to
Columbia, and a;so from Augusta to
Savannah, and also to northern
The total length of the line pro
jected is to be 525 miles. The con
cern is to use as power eleotriolty,
gasoline, or steam and with the ex
ception of tbe road entering Augusta
the road is to be of standard gauge.
Tho minimum capital slock 1b to be
8500,000 and the maximum is ten
million dollars. The charter confers
the right to condemn land for rights
of way. It Is certified that 50 per
cant of tbe capital stock has been
subscribed and tbat 10 per cent has
been paid in, the subscriptions
amounting to $5,000 per mile of road.
The survey is not yet completed.
The subscriptions of stock are set
down as follows: J. J. Tlmflaes 8145.
000, John t. Bonney 820,000, O. R.
Vau Esten 820,000, J. O. Lott 820,
000, D. S. Smith 810,000, L. M.
Pinokney 810 000, B\ W. Schroeder!
820,000, R. H. Janninge 810.000. Jos.
Bermel 810 000, J. O. Lavln 810,000
Mr. Timmes is president, Mr. Yan
Etten ,U vice-president and general
manager, Mr. Bonney Isseoratary and
treasorer. Mr. Van Efiten's resi
dence is set down as Charleston, and
tbe headquarters cf tbe company are
to be in Columbia.
Tbe papers in the oase were pre
pared by W. L. Glaze, Esq., of the
Orangeburg Bar, ?ho has aoted as
the legal adviser of the corporation in
South Carolina. He has been
the legal adviser ever since tbe en
terprise was started soveral months
Ago. The big fee- paid by tbe com
piny f or Its oharter iooi?i like busl
I O' l isiop Near Denma-k
Running mom than two hours late
to ward August Saturdiy morning the
Aelantlo Coast Line passenger train,
No. 35, collided head-on twn miles
st.utbof Denmark with train No. 210.
a long freight going north. No one
was allied and tee bruises vere not
serious. Tno freight can first b:c<
of tfieir Gngina, were to.n up and the
tender of the freight ergine demol
ished, and the handsome p:Bserger
runner greatly damaged, Its tenaer
jammed Into the cab and the frojo of
she maii oar telescoped Into fcb.A ton
der. Toe two mcttil mot.stars i< eked
in deadly embrace an^ the pats>agex
e-.sine started to rear as a mad horse,
out get quicit with its wheels but *
*oot .vbov.'. 5ba track T^e enfino?..
i*.r:d lirercea fl.-v?d tbenseivc-3 by Ump
Ir.g after applying tbe em-rgcuc:
brakes. They estimate tea* tbe sneer]
'.i the paariger train was 30 miles an
hour and the freight 20 as the tJme
of t^ie impact The pap^grr train
was In cha-ga of Eoglno^r J. L. W?
uon and Conduotor L. C Jon^s of
Florence, two very popukr and capa
ole men in tbe service, and the freight
was it charge of Engineer P. W R ,tL*
erford and Conductor Gregg. A mis
understanding of orders was the ocoa
aion of the trouble. Wrecking orews
were sent from Florence and the trains
for tho day deflected by way of Black
ville and Bairnwell over She Southern.
Gone to Rest.
Mrs. Sus'.n J. Duke3 died at her
home In Branch villo on Monday
night, after a very brief illneBS with
heart trouble. Mrs. Duken was tbe
widow of the Hon. A. F. H. Dukes
who died a few years. She was a
mcst highly esteemed lady and the
announcement of her death will carry
sorrow toths beartsof many relatives
and friendt In all parts of thi3 county.
She was for vears a member of the
Methodist Church, and her loved one*
have the consolation of knowing that
the was prepared for the great
change, and that she is now happy in
toe better world witj the levad on?c
who hava goie before.
Death of Mr. Biewer.
Mr. R A. Biewer, of the Cope sec
t.'.cn, died or. tbe 10th instan'i, in the
forty-sixth year of bis age after a long
Illness. He was a membzr of the Bap
tist Church and was highly esteemed
by a large circle of relatives and
friends. Mr. Biewer lefc a wife and
c ne son, Mr. Geo. Bi*wsr, to mourn
his death. They request us to return
their thanks to tosir friends and
neighbors for the many aots of kind
ness shown them during the sickness
and death of their loved one.
BAD TO KILL HIM.
W. J BARLEY SHOT AND KILLED
BY O. O. PARLEK.
Harle y is Said to Have Been an Oat
law and a Very Tanger
On lass Saturday W. J. Harley, who
waii said to have been a tad man, was
shot and killed bv C. C Parier, who
acted in salt-defence. The killing oc
curred at H&rleyvllle, r. little town on
the Atlantio Coast Lioe Railway be
tween Pecan's aDd Holly Hill. Cor
oner K. zer, of Doro!:esoer County,
held an inquest ?nd investigated the
From the testimony adduced at the
irqueat it seems rbat Harley went tc
Parler's r-fflce aud asked tor him. H.
was . informed that P*r er was nest
there. B?. ihm weao to Paper's hou3,
and attempted to .gain an entrance.
Mr. Parier warned him soveral timei
not to come in, but he paid no atten
tion to tbe warning and proceeded to
enter the houpe. Then it was that he
was shot by Mr. Parier, the e ;tlre
load of buckshot entering near the
heart and nroduoing Instant death.
When Mr. Parier shot Harley had
In his hand a breach-leading gun and
he also bad op his person a consider
able number of cartridges. It is con
fidently believed here that it was his
purpose to attempt to klL Mr. Parier.
It seems chat Harley for some un
known reason did not like Parlor, and
on several ooaasions he had oaufod
him considerable annoyance. Mt. Par
ier has alwajH been a law-abiding cit
izen and he refrained frem taking any
action until forced to do so. When
tbe fatal shot was fired he wa3 acting
in defence of his home and family,
and it is the opinion of these who are
familiar with the facts that ho was
Harley has always been regarded as
a desperate sort of man and has been
in trouble more than once. Several
montbs ago, waile tbe Court of Q-en
eral Sessions was in progress at St.
Georges he committed an assault up. n
a youcg man namr? Weeks, on the
Court House square. He was akipre
bended by Sheriff Llmahouas, but
made his escape tbe next day. He
was tried and convicted la bis absen
ce on the following day, and at the
time of his death a sealed sentence
awaited him in the clerk of Court's
office at St Georges. He waylaid his
brother-in law, Mr. Knight, several
years ago, and wounded him so severe
ly in his leg, that it had to be ampu
Sheriff Llmehousa made Beveral at
tempts to capture Harley, but was
never successful. Ic is believed that
Harley's friends kept him advised as
to the whereabouts of the sheriff and
he managed to elude capture. Several
months ago Sheriff Llmahouae offered
a reward of $150 for his capture, but
the offer was ineffectual to accom
plish the result soucrht after. Mr Par
ier came to Orangeburg on Monday
and went before Judge Dantzler, who
granted him bail in the sum of two'
A Treat in Score.
''Slumber iano" the acknowledged
'Hippodrome" of musical extrava
ganzas on account of its gigantic cost
and immense choruses, will come to
the Academy of MubIo for two night3,
Tuesday and Wednesdav Jan. 29fch
and 30th. Already g eat enthusiasm
is being manifesto by thou;; who
know of this mammoth production aod
tbe general verdict is, "a crowded
home for two n!<,:bta."
O'angeburg audiences will n' t pel
many snch r pporlunitics && !s offertn
by tbe ladles who ha7c been lesffo
msnttl in getting Blumberland nere.
To pee a gigantic mualcii extrava
ganza wi>h a rait of neaily 300 parti
cipaats for che omall prices of 25c,
50o, 75c and 81.00 is not an every day
offering, yet these prices will prevail
fur Slumberland performances, of
coursa tbe popular Orangeburg Or
chcaora will assist the singers and
onur ses, and will play the tuneful
opera in 15a entirety.
Twenty-nine big musijal numbers
col stliute whe vec 1 aud dancing score
a' the play and there are thirty
CCV3U pric.psls r.nd a great- number of
a:together it will be a most
wonderful play for this olty and
d f erv :b unlimited nitrona^?, as it is
ttivja for the benefit of the Woman?
Gudd, Episcopal church.
11 has been produced .in most of the
1 urgest cities in the Southern BtateB,
a at; press notices from all over the
c-jUDCry are loud in their praises of
its merits. Tickets can be secured lu
advance at Lowmans Drug Store, the
oboieest seats to those making early
Called to Flore nee.
A dispatch to Tho State from Flor
ence says: At a meeting of the ves
try of St. John'B Episcopal church, it
was decided to extend a call to the
Rev. Harold Thomas to fill tbe rec
torate, lately made vacant by the
departure of Rev. W. E. Callendar.
Rev. Mr. TnomaB is now serving as
rector of the Episcopal ohuroh In Or
angeburg. where he has been since
leaving Florence a year or two ago.
His call to assume charge of the Flor
ence pulpit for a second time speaks
for Itself." Mr. Thomas has endear
ed himself very muoh to the people of
Orangeburg, and they would rc?ret
to .eo him leave f jr another Held of
a Narrow Escape.
A correspondent wrltei us that one
night last week the guard house at
Cope caught- on fire and a prisoner
confined in it Cime near being burn
ed alive. The prisoner's ory for halp
held attracted a larg3 crowd. Mr. J.
L. Quattlebaum, trestle foreman of
tbe Atlantic Ccaat Line Railway, di
rected one of his men to break the lock
and let the prisoner out. Thin was
done and the prisoner made hi3 es
cape through tbe ilames of fire. Ho
was severely burned and was turned
over to Dr. B.rfcon for treatment.
Mr. Qaattlebaum'a prompt aotfon
saved she uufortunat: man from be
ing worse burned than he was.
THIS IMMOKTAL LEA
THESOLTH'S PEERLESS LEADER
Borth and South His Memory is Re
vered Because He Was
a Great Man.
All over the South and in som?
parts of the North the centenial of
thehirtb of Gen. Robert E. Lee was
observed on Saturday. Memorial ser
vices commemorative of tbo event was
held at St. Paulrs Methodist Churoh
in this city, when a most admirable
address was delivered by Col. J. J.
Dargan. His <*ords of eulogy of the
great Confederate general was llsten
tened to by a large audience, and
: every word Le said mec a responsible
[acho m the hearts cf all tnose who
heard bis eloquent and burning words
| is be portrayed tbe virtues and the
greatness of :he life of tbe South'i
noblest son, Robert E, Lee.
Ail over the country, as well as at
Orangsburg, the uraises of this great
and good man were 9ung. At Wash
ington, D. C, a letter waB read from
President Rocsavalt ragrcting that
he could not be present, and extall
ing the virtues and grander of the
life of Kobert E. Lea. At Charlotte
ville, Va , an eloquent address was de
livered by Charlo3 Francis Adams, one
of the foremost men of Masseohuetts.
and who was an efflcer in tbe TJulon
army during the war. During his
speech be acid had the been in Gen.
Lee's plaoe at tbe commencement of
the war he would have done exiotly
what Gen. Lee did, although be miy
be called a traitor for Baying so. As
tbe Columbia State says last Sunday
In a most admirable editorial:
"Although only a little more than
four decades lie between us and tbe
great war tbat stirred all the depths
of sectional prr judioe and hatred, and
although there still survive thousands
of tboco tbat fought on on? o- tha.
ottsr side cf that terrlblo fratricidal
strife, who would naturally cherish
stJll unmefchlnfi' of the gal and "vorm
wood of ftuca a bitter conflict, yet th?
whole country, reunited in sentiment,
joined Saturday in paying honor to
tbe man who- was tbe commandlntr
gen'us. of that war. To North, litth
lfles th*\n to South, Rober? E. Loa
stancs today as tbe greatest of our
military chiaftians, the paer of the
noblest Of our ct'z ns and patriots. So
much and so kinaly has cue oand of
time and the rebirth of a national
sentiment smoothed away the asperi
ties of war.
Saturday the peop'e of this coun
try presented a noble spaotacle to the
world for all time. They taught the
world one of tho highest lessons tbat
can ba taught. They were soon pay
ing due homage to tbe lofty vlrtuw
and the radiant genius of a man who
for four yaaTs endeavored to sunder
tho union of States, which la now held
In reverenoe by the people of al1 sec
tions. The era of hate and rampant
prejudice has passed; and we are able
to reoognlz3 the sinoerlty the patriot
Ism, the virtue of those tbat fought
so furiously and bitterly against us.
This is true as to all sections; true
with r^speot to the South's apprecia
tion of such characters as Grant and
Lincoln; true with respeot to the
North's appreciation of such men as
Lee and Jackson. It is to our oredlt
as a people that we have this n cble
lesson to teaob, and tbat, beforo tsach
ing It to the world, we must have
taught ft to ourselves.
So inlvarsal Is now the respect for
Rob.-:n E Lee ?;hat hardly a newspa
per puWIsberl in the country failed to
loin in ibe expression of appreciation
and bonor Hardly a public msn, who
n.?l ceuHSian, C?iled to voice his ad
rniratico, as3 thousands of men. who
were lastly dn-ouuuing the South of
ho sec* is.on ma and its teadei?, vol
?infill? sough, occssion to cxpreoss in
ccre lcscect for the great leader. We
quote the fohowlng from Collier's
Weekly, as it saams to us to express
in this case tbe be?t sentiment Of tbe
North and Eist.
"A hunqred years ago, on tho 19th
of tnis month, Robert E. Lea was
born. America has bad no nobler oltt
Izen. All ttat Is beat In the South,
or In tbe country, seemed to centre in
this grave, strong, devoted man. Bj
fore the war ho was looked upou a*
the most brilliant officer In the army.
He regretted tbe approaching cond'et.
Sadly he took nls plaoe In it. He Btood
thorougbout as a tower of strs gtb, a
centre of inspiration, and be lived his
life afterward as a model of peaceful
and self-respecting manhood. Some
authorities think him the greateet
general the war brought fortb: some
do not. Nobody oan fall to see in him
a man in whom every part of our coun
try must rejoice, cf whom North and
South should alike be proud. When
a leadsr is so virtuous fc-u ! so gria*. be
becomes a heritage ror every Ameri
can In Ruooee^ing time, whether tbat
Amer.cau dweil r-n one eide of tne Pc
tomao or the other."
This is, W2 think, typ'cal of the
best and most respected judgment of
Nortdern and Evstern writer? and
thinkers. It is practically what Theo
dcre Roosevelt said of Lee some time
ago, though Mr. Roosevejfa Judgment
13 exposed, ts u.ual, in a more poii
tive manner and with leas reserve:
"Robert. E. Laa," tald Mr. Roose
velt, "will undoubtedly rank as with
out any exception, the very greatest
of all the captains that the English
speaking paople tave trcught fortb
?and this, although the last and chir.f
of nis antagonists m:*y himself cl.?lm
to stand as tte full equal cf Vlai-'.^.or
Thlii />ad already been tne cxprasfod
judgment of authoritative military
critics, and it will remain unreversed
until some future war produces a
greater military leader who may rank
with the first captains of tha ?orld?
Alexander, Hannibal, Cataar, Napo
leon. Next to then, with Frederick
and one or two othars, but above suoh
redoubtably Commanders as Cromwell,
Mar'boro, Wallmgton.Turenne, Conde,
itands tho tisanlo though Illustri
ous and nob'e and altogether gentle
dgure of Lao.
The State points elsewhere today
less than tithe of the outpouring of
praise of Robert E Lse on the ocoa
ilon of the centenary of his birth, but
anough fur tbe reader to form some
Just estimate of trie reapeet, in which
Lee Is held throughout tbe elvi lieaa
world?the revenues in which we cf
the Sooth hold ind will former hold
him. One of the most remarkable
expressions is, doubtless, that made
by Obarles Francis Adams at tbe uni
versity over whjah the great ohief
tain presided after the ?ar. Of Lee
as a general?speaking of blm along
with his invincible lieutenant, Stone
wall Jackson?he said that these two
brilliant soldiers completely outclass
?d their adversaries --'?sometimes ter
ribly. sometimes ludicrously, always
hopelessly. This is the mature judg
ment of a New Eaglander, of a typi
cal "bred ln the bone Yankee," as be
calls himself. It serves to mark tbe
long march that humanity has made
in forty years.
But, when all the praise is said,
when tbe paeans have ?U been sung,
when tbe greatness and the maj-jsty
and the splendid power of tbe warrior
have been adequately weighed or
measured or apprehended, how do we
think of Lee? In what aspeos does
he most} deeply and tenderly and lov
ingly appeal to our hearts? Notchiof
ly a3 tbe mighty victor, nor as tbe
towering genius whose great soul, dif
fused into his soldiers, was able to
counter balance and overwhelm t^e
superior numbers of his enemies; but
as the man, the simple minded, groat
hearted man, father and brother and
son, patriarch and prophet and ex
emplar. We think of blm as the gen
ius of the South, its lofty and lira
pure spirit. He is ours?ours; though
we gave him tc the nation and to'ms n
Said Mr. Adams, in the speech we
have alrealy quoted: "Speaking ad
visedly and on full reflection, I say
tnat cf all the great characters of the
Civil war, and it was productive of
many whose names and deeds nosteri
ty will long bear in recollection, thera
was not one who passed away in the
serene atmo?phore and with the gra
cious bearing of Lee."
No other man in our history hid
that serenity of character, that graci
ous bearlrg'of EtobertE. Lee. In these
qualities ha was superior to Wash
ington, as he was fir supertax to him
(a military genlua and la most quali
ties 15 i;-. a crown ot glory to a coun
try to have two suci men?both
Southerners, both Virginians?tu the
?irothorhcod cf man. When the war
eoied and the shadow of dlnaster was
dark?et, L^e was still the leader of his
people. He represented at its best and
highest the new spirit of tDe land He
turned to the no less renowned and far
nobler victories of peace, snd In prl*
vate lif 9, as citizen and as teacher of
youth and age in all tbe lesBons of
the lecture-room or the tbe cares of
life, triumphed even more splendidly
than on any of bis magnificent fields
of war. It is for this, more than for
bis martial victories, that the South
honors and loves him.
Let his great example stand
Colossal, seens of every lana,
And keep the soldier lirru, the states
Till in all lahds and through all hu
The oath of duty be the way to glory.
Mr. Madison H. Sblror, who lived
about five miles over in the Fork, ac
cidentally Bhot himself on Tuesday
afternoon, from the ?ffec5s of whloh
be died in a short time. Mr. Shirer
was walking around bis place with his
gun, and stopped to talk to some bands
who were at work. Ha rested bli gun
on a log, when it slipped and was dis
charged, the load entering his shoul
der. He was taken up and carried to
the house and died in a short time. Dr.
M. G. Salley, who was in the neigh
borhood when the 3ad accident hap
pened, got to bim a fo.v minutes be
fore he died, bus could do-little as the
unf jrtunato man was mortally wound
ed. Mr. Shirer was a good oi'. '.zzn and
hia tragic death was a Bhcck to all.
He Iea7t3 a wife and four children.
Wreck on Goaat Lrne.
Vestibule train No. 58 on the At
lantic Coast Llue was wrecked at
Yemas?ee, 59 miles from C^.v'eston
on last Monday morning. The train,
which was running at a fair speed,
went Into an open switoh and crashed
into the engine of a freight train on
the Piding. Eog'n'-^r Johnson of
Florence, on train 88 was killed and
Engineer Horten and three train hands
if tbp fr.?.1ght ware tcjured. The
tr;iu o mpossd of a baggage oar and
s jven Pullmans, cautrht firs at once
nnd ill except one car wgib hurled.
It was said that there were only a
few passengers northbound on board
and only one was hurt. The name of
the pasvencror and exteud cf injuries
could not be learned Tu'.siay night.
Cant. C. 0 Tilgbman was in charge
of tbe vestibule train and Conduotor
Stuart Heisenberg)r In charge of the
Bnnfl of Bop?.
The Band of Hopp will meet iu the
Mefchodiht Sunda> School room this
afternoon at four o'clock. There were
more than one huudred children pres
ent last week, besides quite a number
of ladies. Lflfc us try to induce others
to oome and keep up our good record.
Will mothers and teaohers please re
mind the children of the time loss
they forget? Ladles and ohildren of
all the churc^0? ar* requested to ?s
tend. Mus E. S Hkrukrt.
Fresh ovsters revived every To*l
i*ay and Friday. AM nrr\p.T* promptly
filled. J. H Roi'.INbON,
No. 11 Middlcton Street.
Wc offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any eise of Catarrh that can
not lie cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. -J. (JiiKMii- & Co., Toledo, ().
We. the undersigned, have known
F. .1. Cheney for the last 1"> years, and
believe him oerfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
able to cany out any obligations made
by ins linu.
Walding. Kikxan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0.
IlalTs Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting direelly upon the blood
and raucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
pation. r**rmj-*r&. ^
SflUET NEWS ITM8
OF LOCAL INTEREST PICKED UP
HERE AND THERE.
decent Happenings in Town and
Country Boiled Town for
Farmers ba sure and attend tbe
?lemson czblbit next Monday.
The Clemson oar will be here on tee
28 th and not the 29 th as was stated
Every maoh&uic in 0*augeburg
should saa the Cieauoa exhibit nexj
Tbe reildeooe of Mr. D L. Sbuler
at Bowman was deitxoyad by Are on
Don't fail to come in and see tha
oar and hear the lectures of the Olem
3cn College proftsssora on Monday.
All farmers and meo'aanlcs are
specially invited to vidt the Clemson
oar, wbloh will be here on next Mon
A car load of "Whit* Hickory"
wagon?, just received at Sifly & Frltb's
for Spring trade. See thsm before you
Bemember, ladies, now is tbe time
to get McCalls Magnzine with any
nattem frea for a purobase of 110.00
J. C. Bansdale.
We are indebted to Mr. J. A. Bead,
of Cope, for a fine caggaga from .is
?srden It *?as well hea ed and de
if your subBonption expires with
McCalls Magazine' ju-t trada 810.00
again and vou can have it renewed
free J. C. Bansdale.
Ju3t as soon a? wa can g?t our type
settlog machine The Times and
Democrat will oome out in a brand
aow dress fxem top to bottom.
Tho present cold snap was the
death kneel to many a ho?. We hope
It will continue ooo'.. until all the
farmers have 'saved ttelr bacon."
A. M Salle? will ret'.aiva a car load
of fine horses and mules on Monday,
28-th instant. If vou need anything
In that line call and examine them be
Mr. Soott Gaff nay, who had bean
working here for some time at the
carpenters trada, died one night last
week very uuadenly from a stroke of'
We got a telegram from the Mer
gantholar Linotype Company Tuesday
night saying our machine would be
shipped on Saturday. So in about
two weeks wo should have It in opera
Bossenger, tbe photographer, will
bo at Cope Thursday, Jan. 24, prepar
ed to make anything you want in the
photograph line. Friday morning,
Jan. 25, at eleven o'clock he will be
at V?. Georges school bouse.
The stook of buggies and harnasi
of Mr. O. B. Lowmin was sold oat at
auction on Saturday. It was bought
by the Oraogeburg Buggy Company.
The stock of sfiwing machines were
bought by Messra. Wolfe & Berry.
Mr. A. A. Brantley has bought The
Patriot and Job office connected with
it. He will give his personal attention
to tbe business. We wl?ih him great
success in his now field of labor, The
office will remain where it-has been
for tbe past several months.
The officers of the South Carolina
Public Service Corporation Company
has been moved from Orangeburg to
Charleston, The officials are a claver
lot of gentlemen and we regret to Bee
them leave us, which they were foro*
ed to do for business reasons.
R~v. T. E. Wannamaker preaohed
Sunday morning at St. Paul's Mtstho,
?iisc Ohuroh, It is always a great,
pleasure to us to hoar him. Hi* Ber
non Sunday had a good deal of the
old time religion In It, and was graat
'.y er joyed by all who heard it.
Oa Saturday, Feb. 2nd, at 11
o'clock, ths county Teaohar's Associa
tion will maet at ?be Court House for
reorganization. Several teachers will
make talks, and It i5 earnestly hoped,
that every white teacher in the'
county will ba present. Rsmambar
th- place and date, and arrange to ba
The Qiarterlv conference cf St.
Pauls Church was hald at the Station
Parsorane on Tu-sday night, The
following delegates w?re eleoted to
she ?'iiatilct ooi ferenoa, which meets
at Roweavllle in May: A. W. Sum
merz, John 8. B'iwman and A F.
Fairer. A. C. Di?bla und D. 0. Her
bert were named as alternates.
Wa feel grataful to ot.r subscribers
for their kind indulgence In not
kloking about the worn out type wa
have been using. We have been dis
appointed in getting our type sotting
machine at the time we expected, but
it will be sblpped in a few days, and
then we will ba *n shape to publish
the handsomest paper we have ever
Early Monday night while Col. W.
G. Smith was away from home and
Mrs. Smith and two daughters were
alone, a negro man was discovered
trying to force an entrance intc tbe
residence through tbe baok door.
When he became aware he was dis
covered, he walked out of the front
gate. We would not give much for
tbat fellow's hide If Col. Smith could
McMiohael Hall, the new bulldlDg
at tbe 0. 0. I., is still unfinished,
and, owing to the orowded condition
of the school, is vory badly needed.
Tha music teachers and advancad
music pupils of tha sohool will give
a ooncert for tbe benefit of tbe new
building on Friday night in tbe
Chapel of the Bohool. It is hoped
tbat a large crowd will be present.
Admission 25 cents.
The Clemson College Car Exhibit,
will hold tbeir appointed meeting at
Orangebursr, in the Court House,Ton
Monday, January 28tb, 1907. Thla
meeting is of great importance and
Interest to farmers, and evarybody in
touch with agriculture, horticulture,
utock raising, etc. New and improv
ad methods Indicating late develop*
ments, by actual experiment, will be
demonstrated. Let us have a full
matting. G. L. Salley,