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DUCKHUNTERS CAME NEAR BE
v DTG DROWNED,
In' the Turbulent. Murky Waters
of to* Santee River ty. Their Boat
Springing a. Leak.
Mayor Floyd, of Spartanburg. and
a party of friends, who came down
to enjoy a duck hunt on the Santee
river, came near getting drownec.
near Remini, where the A. C L.
Railway crosses the Santee riv
er on its way from Orarigeburg to
Sumter, on last Friday morning.
The house^ boat in which the. party
sailed sprang a leak Thursday night
while all on board were asleep, and
before day Friday morning they
wer8 awakened by the cry that the
boat was fast sinking by one of the
party who had fortunately awoke
and gave the alarm.
. By hard and quick work the party
succeeded in lightening the boat by
throwing overboard seviaral weighty
parcels, thus enabling them to get
the boat near enough to the bank
so as they could put into the water
their small launch and save them
selves. It took coolness and delib
eration to accomplish this,, especially
as they had to work in the dark, as
it was not daylight yet when the
alarm was given. By good luck the
entire party reached the bank of the
river and was saved. The boat went
on the bottom, carrying with it ev
erything but the clothing the mem
bers of the party had on.
Mayor Floyd reached Spartanburg
Saturday and in speaking; with a
Herald representatives concerning
the accident said that he thought
that his time had- come, as it looked
for a while as if saving themselves
was an impossibility. He said on
Friday morning he was awakened
, with the cry that the boat had
sprung a leak. He grabbed his shoes
first by the side of the bed, but they
were full of water and he couid
not put them on.
Then he thought of his boots. In
side of hi" boots he found his hunt
ing shoes and these" he slipped on.
The members of the party got to
work throwing out the load of the
boat. They worked strenuously in
water up to their breasts until the
. cry was sounded to leave the boat
as it was sinking. It is needless
to say that the members of the par
ty lost no timia in leaving the sinking
craft and striking out for land.
Mayor Floyd said he sprang into
the small launch, which was making
for the bank. Nearing the bank he
discovered in the darkness limbs of
a willow tree bending over the wa
ter. He grabbed hold of one of
these and swung clear of the
launch. High above the limb he was
clinging to he felt another limb, and
with almost superhuman effort he
grabbed hold of this higher limb and
thus got clear of the water. '
Still higher above'his perch Mayor
Floyd discovered a third limb of the
willow he was on. He got hold of.
this limb and swung himself clear of
the water. Once out of the water,
he had time to think calmly. He
found himself close to the body of
the willow, 'so he slid down to if |
and than shinned it to terra flrma.
Mayor Floyd, in throwing things
from, the sinking house boat, took
the precaution to throw out on the
bank a bundle of his clothing, so
when he reached land himself he
found a change of clothing compara
tively dry. Other members of the
party had not taken like precau
tion, and were in a dreadful plight
on landing.
After getting safe on land, but
in a wet and forlorn condition, the
members of the party began a search
for matches in their clothing with
which to start a fire, but sad tb re
late, there was not one to be founi.
Mayor Floyd then went through the
pockets of his dry clothing which
he had thrown in a bundle to the
bank before he left the boat, and
to the delight of tha entire parcy
he found the head of a match in
one of the pocktetts. Luckily, he
also found in one of the pockets
some scraps of dry paper. This
match head and the small bit of |
paper were their only dependence
for a fire in the black swamps, and
you can imagine how precious they
were in the sight of. the wet, shiv
ering hunters.
Carefully handling the. small
scraps of dry paper, Mayor Floyd
struck with great cane the head of
the match. The paper was ignited.
The blaze kindled up. Trash was
thrown on; then sticks and limbs.
Directly a great bonfire was the re
sult, and all sat down to warm and
dry as best they could their wet
clothing. When daylight came they
made theb- way to Columbia and
there fitted themselves out in such
apparel as they could procure.
We congratulate the members ol
the party on their fortunate escape
from a watery grave in the murky
waters of the turbulent Santee, and
cordially invite them to come again,
where we hope they will have better
luck. We did not hear what caused
the boat to sink, but suppose she was
snagged below the water line. The
gentlemen who composed the hunt
ing party will not soon forget their
rough experience in wet clothing in
a bleak and dismal swamp like the
Santee with one match head as the
only chance for fire. *
Small Blaze at Swansea.
Swansea came very near having
a serious fire on Friday afternoon,
when the system gin of W. B. Rast
caught on fire, supposedly from r.
match in thl? seed cotton. The
ginner promptly turned on the steam
.pipe and in a very short time the
bucket brigade .and Swansea :s
proud of hers) turned out and the
fire was soon under control, with a
minimum damage. The plant is
valued at about '$2,500.
CONFERENCE APPOINTMENTS.
Names of the. Preachers^ That .Will
Serve the Orangeburg District.
.A special telegram from ^Columbia
to The Times and Democrat from
Mr. William Banks, one of the Edi
tors, of The State, received at seven
p'cipck on Monday evening, gives the
following as the appointments of the
South Carolina Conference for the
Orangeburg District:
C JB Smith, Presiding Elder.
Bamberg?T. G. Herbert.
Barnwell?E. A. Wilkes.
Branchville?E. H. Beckham.
Cameron?C. E. Peeler.
Denmark?T. E. Morris.
Edisto 'Circuit?G. T. Harmon, J>
Grover Circuit?W. L. Gault.
Harleyville Circuit?H. C. Mouzon.
Norway Circuit?L. E. Wiggins.
Orangeburg Station?L. P. McGee.
"" Orangeburg Circuit?G. W. Davis.
Orange Circuit?T. S. Beloin.
Providence Circuit?J. J. Steven
son.
RowesvilleStation?A. R. Phillips.
Smoaks Circuit?J. M.- Lawson"
St. Georges Station?J. M. Stead
man.
St. Georges Circuit?J. E. Taylor.
It seems that the Orangeburg Dis
trict has been somewhat changed, as
some of the appointments that were
in this district last year are not men
tioned- in the above list while some
new appointments are mentioned.
^The appointments were read Mon
day afternoon and consequently we
only publish those made for this dis
trict, which as stated above we re
ceived by telegraph from Columbia
just before going to press. We will
publish the entire list of the ap
pointments on Friday.
COWARDLY ASSASSINATED.
Perry Ussery, a Young White Man,
Slain From Ambush.
Assassination, the most brutal
and cowardly form of murder, is
getting very common in this section
of the State, and something should
be done to stamp it out. Several
months ago a Mr. Weeks was assas
sinated while sitting in his house
at Dunbarton, some weeks ago a j
young man was assassinated as he
was riding along the road in a
wagon, and now comes the news
that about ten o'clock on last Sat
urday night a young man by the
name of Perry Ussery was shot anl
instantly killed by an unknown as
sassin at the carnival grounds in
the town of Barnwell.
It Is stated that Perry Ussery and
Marvin Holland were standing in the
shadow of a building just on the
carnival grounds when, out of tne
darkness, there came a load of slugs
and buckshot, which took effect in
the back of the head of Ussery, who
was instantly killed.. Holland was
I only slightly wounded. Immediately
after the shooting a man was seen
running towards the swamp, which
is only a few hundred feet away,
with a gun in his hands. Outside
of this fact there is no clue as to tlu
party who did the shooting.
Four bloodhounds from the Pen
itentiary were put on the trail early
I this morning. They found no trou
ble in following the trail across the
swamp, but it was lost in the road
on the other ride. It is almost cer
tain that the party had entered
some conveyance and so escaped.
A report from Barnwell says in-1
dignation is running high over this |
murder, which is one of the most
brutal ttyat has ever occurred in
this tSate. Ussery was well liked
by everybody, and so vfar as is known
has not an enemy in the world.
Very Mysterious Fire.
A very mysterious fire occurred
at the house of Alice Harrison, f.
colored woman who lives in the
extreme northwestern part of the
city near the Edisto river. Parties
saw smoke coming out of the
house, which was locked up. Alice
being away from home, and when
it was opened a quilt on a chair was
found to be on fire, which was ex
tinguished before any further dam
age was done. Just how the quili
caught fire is a mystery, but it must
have been caused by rats and match
es, a combination that is responsi
ble for not a few of the fires that
occur.
Snake in a Cabbage.
The Dillon Herald says, "Mr.
Elihu Muldrow brought to The
Herald office Tuesday a cabbage
snake which was -discovered in a
cabbage by Mr. J. R. Jordan. The
snake was about five inches long
and about the size of sewing thread.
It was of a light yellow color and
the head and tail were visible under
a magnifying glass. It is said that
one of these snakes contains enough
poison to kill sixteen people." in
preparing cabbage for cooking the
snakes should be carefully looked
after.
Mules Fall in Well.
A negro ploughing a double team
of mules in a field near St. Matthews
on Tuesday drove into an old open
well and both mules fell in?one on
top the other. The well was about
twenty feet in depth. The mule on
top was extricated, but is con
dition considered hopeless. The
other soon died. The pair of mules
were young and strong, and valued
at $450. *
Basket Band Bazaar.
The ladies of the Basket Band
will hold their Bazaar at the Armory
this week. It will open on Thurs
day evening and continue through
Friday and Friday evening. Besides
the different booths, they will have
cake, ice cream, chocolate, coffee
and oysters for sale at all hours
during the time mentioned above.
BRILLIANT WEDDING
MARRIAGE OP TWO POPULAR
YOUNG PEOPLE.
_
Mr. John W. Fairey and Miss Janie,
Wannamaker Joined in Holy Wedr
lock on Wednesday Evening.
On last Wednesday evening at the
elegant home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. W7illiam Capers Wannamaker.
was solemnized one of the prettiest
weddings that has ever taken.place
in this city, when her second daught
er, Miss Janie, and Mr. John W
Fairey, now of Houston, Texas, but
formerly of this, city, was joined in
the holy bonds of wedlock. The.
large and beautiful home was most
lovely in its bridal array, each room
being handsomely decorated in -i
color scheme of its own.
In the centre parlor, where the
ceremony was perfomed, pure white
and green, with many soft lights,
formed the decorations. An altar
had been improvised in the , bay
window; tall white pedestals, each
holding crystal candelabras, and
roped with garlands of white tulle
and feathery ferns forming the outer
edge of it. Southern smilax, draped
over white, with clusters of hand
some maidenhair ferns forme! the
background, while over head, just
in front of the altar, where the bride
and groom stood, was suspended a
large horseshoe, studded with tiny
electric lights, which showed through
airy white tulle, the graceful curves
of its white surface relieved by a
delicate trace of green smilax. The
walls of the room were hung with
smilax and crystal candelabras, with
greer shades, and quantities of
maiden-hair ferns banked the man
tel.
To the sweet strains of Mendels
shon's wedding from the instruments
of the Orangeburg orchestra, the
bridal party entered. First came
Miss Effie Thompson, of. Pennsylva
nia; Miss Mary Long, of Alabama;
Miss Ellen Wannamaker, Miss Ellen
Goucher, of Baltimore, Md.; Miss
Verna Henderson, of Mississippi, and
Mrs. Henry H. Orr, of Anderson,
forming an isle of satin ribbon and
roses, through which the bridal par
ty approached the marriage altar.
Then came..Miss Lola Wannamaker,
maid of honor, and next the brid^,
while the groom entered from anoth
er door with his best man, the Hon.
Thomas F? Brantly, and met under
the horseshoe of good luck, after
passing through the aisle. Here
the impressive marriage ceremony
was performed according to the
ritual of the Methodist church, by
the Rev. T. E. Wannamaker, a
grand-uncle of the bride, and an
old and honored member of the
South Carolina Conference.
The bride, who is particulary at
tractive and of singular beauty, was
lovely'in her bridal robes of white
dutchess satin, of the now Direc
toire style, handsomely trimmed in
point lace; , her filmy White veil
caught in place with orange blos
soms and carrying an exquisite bou
quet of white roses and lilies of the
valley. The maid of honor wore a
beautiful costume of blue messaline
silk, carried pink roses tied with
pink tulle, this Frenchy combination
being especially becoming to her
style of beauty. Only the immedi; :<
family of the bride and groom wit
nessed the ceremony, but immediate
ly afterwards a large reception was
held, from nine to eleven o'clock.
During those hours a great many
friends of th> respective fam'ilies
called to wish the young couple
much happiness and joy and a long
and happy life.
The guests were met in the hall
way by Mrs. H. H. Orr, of Anderson,
and introduced to Misses Long,
Henderson, Thompson and Goucher,
visitors at the W'annamaker home.
Here punch was served from two
pretty appointed tables by Misses
Dot Bull and Adele Salley. The
guests then passed into the library,
where the presents were displayed.
In here red and green was the color
scheme. Receiving here were Mrs.
W. C. Wannamaker, Mrs. E. R.
Paulling, Mrs. E. N. Scoville ani
Mrs. L. D. Childs, of Columbia.
After paying their respects to the
bride and groom who were standing
at the farther end of the large and
handsomeiy decorated parlor, the
guests were ushered into the dining
room, where the daintiest of menus
was served at tables seating four
persons.
In the dining room, too, the dec
orations were most beautiful and
appropriate. The walls were cov
ered with green smilax, garlands of
it crossing over the table, from the
centre of which hung innumerable
electric lights with pink shades.
The bride's table, In the centre, was
spread with a great circular cover
of cluny lace over pink, and pink
candles in crystal candlesticks shed
a soft glow over it. In the centre
was the bride's cake and pink car
nations v. ere scattered over the table
and ornamented the mantel and cab
inets. A large bow of pink ribbon
with streamers completed this pret
ty table, around which were placed
small tables, which seated the
guests, while a bevy of young girls,
assisted by Mm J. E. Bull, J. A.
Salley, W. E. Atkinson served re
freshments in two courses.
Mrs. J. Murphy Doom, of Bowling:
Green, Ky., presided over the table
where the guests registered, and
Mrs. R. H. Jennings invited them in
to the dining room. Elegant pres
ents attested to the popularity of
this young couple, which it is Or
angeburg's misfortune to Jose, as
they left immediately after the wee
ding for their future home In Tex
as. The out-of-town guests were
Mrs. L. D. Childs, of Columbia; Mr.
Will Wannamaker, of Cheraw; Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Rlggs, of Charles
ton; Miss Mary Long, of Alabama;
Miss Effie Thompson, of Pennsylva
nia; Miss Verna Henderson, of Mis
ORANGEBL RG HUNTERS.
Big Party Passed Through Waiter
boro on Long Trip.
The Walterboro 'News, of Friday,
says:
"The fame of Colleton county as
a hunting ground is spreading rap
idly. Wednesday morning a party
of '32 sportsmen from Orangeburg
passed through Walterboro en route
to Airy Hall, about 30 miles from
here, fo:* a camp of about 10 days.
"Among the party were Messrs.
Fred Rickenbaker, S. A. Dukes, D. J.
Salley, H. S. Hollman, Ed Ricken
baker, J. G. King, W. E. Pugh..
Pinckney. Harley, L. C.. Shuler, R.
L. Antiey and J. L. Reeves.
"From Orangeburg, to the hunting
ground is a trip of tw,o days, by
private conveyance, each. way. Tha
party was well equipped for camp
and in about as jolly and pleasant
humor as a crowd of young boys out
for a holiday."
BOWMAN NEWS.
Marriages Taking Place, Road Work
and Other Happenings.
Bowman, S. C., Nov. 26, 1908.
Special: There seems to be an
epidemic of "marriage fever" in and
around Bowman of late: Mr. John
W. Patrick's daughter, Miss Lessie
I was the first victim, and was captur
ed by Mr. William Staley, Jr., sev
eral weeks ago. The marriage cere
money was performed by Rev. W.
H. Gleaton.
Rev. Mr. Gleaton was called upon
last Sunday evening to unite also
in holy wedlock Mr. Lawrence
Hemerlin and Miss Maude Ulme \
Miss Ulmer is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Owen Ulmer, of this town. The
groom and bride are said to be quP.e
young, the groom 18 and the bride
15 years of age. The bride was
the recipient of some very nice pres
ents. The groom is a young man of
temporate habits and industrious
disposition.
About the same hour last Sun
day evening Mr. Earnest Jackson,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Jackson,
and Miss Star Sain, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. A. F. Sain, were married
at the parsonage by Pastor G. W.
Davis, of the Methodist church.
While this marriage, was a surprise
the news of the marriage as usual
in such cases leaked out In spito of
creation. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson will
leave for their new home, New Mexi
co, tomorrow morning. Their many
friends wish them much success m
life, in their new home fo far away
from South Carolina, their native
State.
The latest news over the grapevin?
telephone yesterday afternoon was
secured by a friend stating that Mr,
Irvin Kenedy, of the Sandy River
section, and Mrs. Emma Felder, of
this town, would join hearts and
hands this evening, the ceremony -to
be performed by Rev. Mr. Gleaton.
of . the Baptist church. When iL
comes to widowers and widows In
the courtship business, it is a hurry
from beginning to end, and if the
widow kicks, off he goes hunting
another to try his luck with, and iu
this way h)e works till success
crown his efforts.
The chaingang Is In this section
and 19 at work on one of the main
roads leading .into Bowman from th'j
Four Hole section of the countv.
The work contemplated by Commis
sioner Edwins, when cumpleted, will
be a big boom to this community
as the road is very much traveled
and is a part of R. F. D. No. 1,
said to be the worst road in Cow
Castle township. Mr. Hungerpiller.
the chaingang manager, pitched
head, neck and ears into one of the
worst spots on this road and it is
marvelous to conceive of the con
trast, hammocks, trees and stumps
were soon out of the way and a
regular turnpike in the place of the
rickety rough something called a
road, now exist, ready for travel.
Mr. Hungerpiller proposes to
thoroughly work the low places on
account of water, should it rain
soon.
The cotton picking season is neai
the end of its work for 190S. A few
fields only have pickings of any
consequence remaining in them.
The past four months have been
remarkably favorable for general
farm work, indeed. The oldest in
habitants do not remember a more
favorable fall for work during the
past decade.
DUNDEE.
Rode Snow Ball.
The Wild West Show that was
here last week had a horse they
called "Snow Ball," and they had
a standing offer of twenty-five dol
lars to any one who would ride him.
They claimed that the horse had
not been ridden but by, very few
people. Dr. W. H. Brown, the veto
nerian surgeon, offered to ride
"Snow Ball," which he actually did
on Friday night to the delight ot
a large audience, who witnessed the
fleat. "Snow Ball" is hard to ride,
but Dr. Brown stuck to hira and
earned the wager.
Bamberg Return Thanks.
The Bamberg Herald says Barn
berg is under great obligations to
Charleston for her help, and also to
Orangeburg for the loan of hose and
the presence of Chief Dibble. We
are also under great obligation to
'the management of the Southern
railway, as there will be no charge
for the special train from Charles
ton. The officials of the company
have written a letter to Agent Eaves
to this effect, and their kindness is
greatly appreciated by all, all the
more so as it was unexpected.
sissippi, Mrs. J. Murphy Dc>m, of
Kentucky; Miss Ellen Gouchers, of
Maryland; Mr. Carlton Sawyer, of
Columbia; Mr. Latrobe Coward, of
New York; Mrs. H. H. Orr, of
Anderson.
STILLS CAPTURED
THURSDAY OVER IN THE COUN
TY OF AIKEN.
Officers Find Some "xilind Tigers"
Busily Turning Out the "Tussac"
Variety in Edisto Swamp.
Alken, S. C, Not. 28.?Vigilant
efforts are being made by the con
stabulary officers of this county in
an effort to break up the blind tigers
that are said to infest the Edisto
river swamps. The officers, Messrs
Cato, Samuels and D. H. Wallace,
returned to the city Wednesday from
Merritts bridge, where they made a
successful haul, bringing with them
a large copper still, that appeared
to have recently b..en bought.
Sunday night the officers paid a
visit to the vicinity, and found a
quantify of "mash," but the still
was conspicuously absent. Th-v
calculated that i! things were left
undisturbed, the "mash" would be
made into "blind tiger" about Tues
day afternoon, that being the time
it would require, brfore the mash
would be sufficiently soured to be
used.
Tuesday afternoon they were m
the scene. They found that their
calculations as to time were correct,
but they were just a few hours too
early to catch the bunch at work.
They found the still, a new copper
apparatus all in readiness, and t?ie
"mash" in ' first class condition,"
nd all other appurtenauces read/
for stilling but the oreraation hud
not actually commenced.
They thought of leaving it in
place and'returning, hut fearing t\at
they may have already been dis
covered, and that the still would be
taken away if left unmolested, they
decided to "break up" things. So
taking the still in the vehicle with
them they destroyed about 100 ga.
Ions of mash, broke all the barrles,
jugs, etc. The still was brought to
the city by the officers.
Messrs. Cafo and Samuels are the
coun:y dispensary' constables, and
Mr. Wallace is a United .States rev
enue officer. This is the third ?t'M
captured on Edisto river within the
past few months, and the officers
are being congratulated upon th^ir
excellent work.
Yesterday morning the .'-ame of
ficers made arother raid in the s^me
vicinity. This raid was made at a
saw mill about four miles from
Merritts bridge. Tney did not find
a still at this point, but found an
empty furnace where a still had re
cently been taken from, apparently
very hurriedly. Five barrels of
mash was destroyed here, about 150
gallons.
It was supposed that the operarors
of this still, hearing of the fate
of the one near Merritts bridge, had
hastily removed it to a place of saf
ety. Besides the mash, which was
made of corn, five barrtels; one
"fleek" stand, a portion of a still,
pots, jugs and tubs were chopped to
pieces with axes. *
WHY SUFFER?
Breathe Hyomei and Kill the Loath
some Catarrh Germ.
Just as long as you have catarrh
your nose will itch, your breath will
be foul, you will hawk and spit,
and you will do other disgusting
things because you can't help your
sei:'. The germs of catarrh have
got you in their power; they are
continually and persistently diggiDg
into and irritating the mucous mem
brane of1 your nose and throat.
They are now making your life
miserable; in time they will sap your
enure system of its energy, its
strength, its vigor and vitality.
But there is one remedy that will
kill the germs and cure catarrh, and
that is Hyomei, the Australian dry
air treatment.
?The J. G. Wannamaker Mfg. Co.,
the druggists, will guarantee Hyo
mei to cure catarrh, or money back.
Don't delay this pleasant antisceptic
treatment. Breathe in Hyomei and
kill the germB.
The J. G. Wannamaker Mfg. Co.
will sell you a complete Hyomei out
fit, including inhaler, for only $1.00.
It is alo guaranteed to cure bronchi
tis, asthma, coughs, hay fever and
croup.
The Deadly Parlor Rifle.
Miss Elise Dorst, teacher of vocal
cultrue of a college at Spartanburg,
was shot and painfully wounded
while walking on the street by a
little negro boy who was shooting
a parlor rifle on Thursday. Miss
Dorst and another teacher had just
passed the boy and had proceeded
onry a few steps when 'the snot
was fired. The ball took effect hi
Miss Uorst's shoulder. passing
through the flesh and entering the
neck just below the ear. The shock
was so severe that Miss Dorst was
unable to return to the college and
was taken in a carriage to the home
of Dr. Rosa Gantt. Just such an
accident as this or worse will hap
pen in Orangeburg some of these
days if the ordinance in reference to
shooting in the city limits is not
more strictly enforced.
Killed by Explosion.
Mr. John W?lling, foreman of a
quarry a few miles from Columbia,
in Lexington county, was instantly
killed Saturday as the result of an
accident explosion of dynamite. Mr.
Wolling's father lived in Orangeburg
many years, but he is now a promi
nent citizen of FaSrfieHd county,
where he is engaged in farming.
The sad death of Mr. W?lling should
be a warning to all people who
handle dynamite.
.CONDEMN SUNDAY EXCURSIONS.
The South Carolina Conference
Takes Such Action.
An interesting resolution was in
troduced in the South Carolina Con
ference of the' Methodist church at
Laurens last week by Hon. I. W.
Bowman, of this city, who was one
of the lay delegates from the Or
angeburg district, and unanimously
adopted by the Conference. The res
olution reads as follows:
"Whereas, An unholy custom has
been instituted among many of the
railroads of our State of running ex
cursion trains on Sunday to. the va
rious pleasure resorts of this and
adjoining States, and of selling tick
ets and transporting passengers on
Sunday to said resorts at greatly re
duced rates; and,
"Whereas, This custom of running
said excursion trains, and of trans
porting passengers at reduced rates,
to said resorts, is excedingly demor
alizing in its effects upon the people
of our beloved State and contributes
neither to tihe glory of God, nor to
the betterment of mankind, now,
therefore, b? it
"Resolved, That it is the sense of
the Orangeburg District Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal church.
South, that the railroads of the
State of South Carolina should dis
continue the custom of running Sun
day excursion trains, apd selling
tickets and transporting passengers
to pleasure resorts on Sunday at re
duced rates, and that said railroads
are hereby respectfully requested
to refrain from samt?; that this Or
angeburg District Conference here
by memorializes the South Carolina
Annual Conference to adopt resolu
tions similar to there above and to
call on the other Christian churches
of the State to join with that body
in condemning Sunday excursions
on the said railroads and of selling
tickets and transporting passengers
at reduced rates oh Sunday to pleas*
ure resorts."
The conference immediately
adopted a resolution embodying the
sense of the above and calling upon
the Baptist convention, Presybterlan
Synod, etc., to pass similar resolu
tions. So it seems that the religious
bodies of the State will make a com
bined effort against the week-end
pleasure excursions.
A POPULAR BRIDE.
Several Functions Given in Honor
; of Miss Wannamaker.
The popularity of Miss Jennie
Wannamaker, who was married on
Wednesday night to Mr. J. W.
Fairey, was evidenced by the many
functions given in her honor last,
week by friend?.
A hose shower was given by Mrs.
Sheldon Scoviile on Thursday after
noon, at which thirty of her friends
were invited. Tables were arranged
for six-handed euchre and, after
playing many hands; a large
package, in the form of an express
package, was brought in to the
bride-elect and, upon opening it,
many useful . articles were found
from those friends who had gather
ed to enjoy the afternoon with her.
Delightful refreshments were then
served.
Mrs. T. F. Brantley entertained
the members of the Carolina Club,
of which Miss Jeanie Wannamaker
is a popular member, on Saturday
morning at h^r handsome home
with an elaborate luncheon in sev
eral courses. The bride-elect was
presented with a beautiful pair of
silk hose. After luncheon severai
hands of bridge whist was enjoyed.
One of the plepsantest of the
many parties given in honor of Miss
Wannamaker wasi the euchre party
given by Miss Alma Wannamaker
at her spacious home on Amelia
street. Twenty-four friends were
invited to this, and six-handed
euchre was much enjoyed. The
bride-elect was given a lovely prize
and Miss Florrie Bates won the
consolation. Delicious refreshments
were served.
On Saturday afternoon a large
number of friends were Invited to
Mrs. E. N. Scovnle's In honor of the
bride-elect. Euchre was played un
til a late hour, when refreshments
were served. A pretty neck ruff
was presented to Miss Wannamaker.
GONE TO REST.
Mr. T. V. Bair Dies After a Short
Hlness.
Mr. T. V. Balr, of Elloree, passed
to the great beyond on last Tuesday
morning after a brief illness of hem
orragic fever. Mr. Bair was attend
ing to the duties of his farm on Sat
urday morning, November 21, and
about 12 o'clock was taken suddenly
ill with this malady. His condition
grew desperate, and there was little
hope entertained for his recovery.
He was conscious up to the hour of
his death and realized that he faced
the grim reaper. He passed away
surrounded by his family, physicians
and friends, resigned.
Mr. Bair was 47 years of age. and
was born and reared in the Ellore-3
section. He is survived by several
brothers and sisters, his widow and
a large family of sons and daughters.
He was a successful farmer, and by
thrift and industry amassed some
property. He was active and enei
getic, and thoroughly honest and
was looked upon by all who knew
him as "one whose word was his
bond."
He will be gren-ly missed in the
comnnmUy where he tou\ such deep
interest. The deceased had recently
purchased a home at Elloree. and
moved his family there, and the news
of his death came as a great snock
to his friends.
The funeral servic-? took place
at his former residence; interment
in the old family burying grounds,
the Woodmen of the World, of which
the deceased was a member, taking
part In the ceremony. *
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS,
PICKED UP ALL ABOUT BY OUR
* REPORTERS.
What Is Happening in the Country
as Well as in the Cities and
Towns.
We welcome Presiding Elder
Smith back for another year.
Those of our subscribers who have
not already done so will please call
and pay up. We need the change.
Christmas will soon he here.
Good boys and girls had better get
their letters ready for Santas blouse.
. Mr. John Sifly and Dr. J. M.
Oliver, who went to Savannah last
week to take in the automobile
races, have returned to the city:
For some time the early mornings
have been quite foggy. The same
foggy conditions exii|t along the
Atlantic coast from Florida to
Maine.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Signeous, of
Charleston, spent Thanksgiving Day
with Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Bryant.
Mrs. Bryant is a daughter of Mr.
Signeous.
Have you been to the great bar
gain sale of E. D. Reevesi? If yoa
have not you should call at once and
secure some of the great bargains
he is offering.
Miss Lucile Sheridan, of Summer
ton, and Miss /vnie Lou Stouden
mire, of the Cameron section, who
have been visiting Mrs. J. L. Sims,
have returned to their homes.
The Augusta Y. M. C. A. G?ee
Club, which appeared here Thurs
day night, gave an excellent concert,
and was entitled to a better house
than it had. Those who attended
were well pleased.
If "Taxpayer" will leave his name
at this office we will gladly publish
his communication . It is against
the rules of all- well regulated news
papers to publish anonymous com
munications without knowing the
name of their real author.
"Wanted?A reliable man" read
Mrs. Bascom from the advertising
columns of the paper. Then she
raised her glasses upon her forehead,
looked severely at her husband, and
remarked: "And the world'll wait a
considerable number of centuries yet
before it gets him."
The Majestic Manufacturing Co.,
of St. Louis, Mo., will have a man at
Mr. M. O. Dantzler's store all next
week who will show you how to
bake biscuits, brown, top and bot
tom, in three minutes. Don t miss
this chance of seeing the great
cooking wonder.
l
The Thanksgiving service at the
Presbyterian church Thursday was
very poorly attended, when we con
sider the large number of church
members in Oraageburg. Rev. Mr.
Holmes preached a very appropriate
sermon, and it Is a pity that more
people did not hear it.
The Methodjist of this city are
glad to have Rev. L. P. McGee sent
back as pastor of St. Paul for
another year by the ?BIshop. Mr.
McGee has done three years faithful
work here. After this year, under
the rule of the Methodist church,
he will be sent to another field of
labor.
A correspondent wants to know
when to use "shall" and "should "
Never use "shall" when you should
use "should" and never use "should'
when you should use "shall." In
short we should always say "should"
whenever we should and never should
say "shall" when we should say
"should." Is that plain enough?
Under the regulations of the post
office department all subscribers who
owe for their paper over nine months
will have to be dropped. Look at
the address lable on your paper
and see what your date is. We
do not want to drop you, but wiil
have to do so unless you keep with
in the law. We can't afTord to get
in trouble with Uncle Sam.
Take a wide-mouthed bottle of
good clear gli-ss and fill it with fresh
water. Then put into it two tea
spoonfuls of finely powdered alum.
In fair weather, and when it is likely
to continue fair, the liquid will be
clear, but at the approach of cloudy
or rainy weather the mixture will
become feathery looking. This bar
tometer will indicalte a change of
weather 3 6 hours in advance.
"Lives of poor men oft remind us
honest toil don't stand a chance:
the more we work we leave behind
us bigger patches on our pants. On
our pants once new and glossy now
are patches lof different hue; all
because subscribers linger and won t
pay up what is due. Then let all
be up and doing; send in your mit?,
be it e'er so small, or when the
blasts of March shall strike up v,e
shall have no pants at all.
Some School Hints.
Is It because teachers fall into
mechanical, monotonous ruts of
teaching and perform their work in
a manner so school-like and so little
srhool-like that it never occurs to
the pupil that what he learns from
his books has any connection with or
application to the things that occur
in everyday life? Here we think is
the trouble, and in this we should
reform. Let each teacher make his
work more and more practical; let
him strive to lift his pupils from
their unthinking, unpractical meth
ods of study; let him endeavor t">
create an interest In their minds
upon the subjects discussed by the
older people of the community, and
soon we shall have a race of children
in our schools who will know more
at the age of 12 of what is practical
and useful than our children know
when they leave the common schools.

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