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W. BRYAN COMING
CHAITATJGUA AND MUSICAL FES
TIVAL FOR ORANGEBURG.
If Manager O'Dowd's Plans Material
ize lie Week of June 11th to 17th
Will Be Memorable.
If Manager O'Down receives suffi
cient encouragement from the citizens
of Orangeburg he will announce
a great chautauqua for Orangeburg,
the week of Juneyllth-lTth inclusive.
The chautauqua will- be held under a
great; tent thoroughly lighted and
comfortably seated. It is Mr.
O'Dowd's intention to make the chau
tauqua and musical festival one of
the permanent, intellectual, inspira
tion and social assets of Orangeburg.
Ho has secured a great array of
talent. Through the Alkahest Ly
ceum System of Atlanta, Ga., giving
the people of the community the
same privileges of numerous other
citie;; of the South who now hole
theso annual meets.
The head liner of the week will be
the vrorld's greatest orator, William
Jenrings Bryan, who is very difficult
to secure and then only under special
conditions and a heavy outlay.
Tlie Hon. Joseph G. Camp, whose
excellent addresses are now in de
mand throughout the whole country,
will ,be present during the whole
?week and act as platform manager.
Either Dr. Edwin M. Poteat, pres
ident of Furman University, Green
vilia, S. C, or Dr. S. R. Breck, pas
tor of one of the leading churches ot
Atlanta, will preach on Sunday, op
ening the chautauqua with a great
IIland's orchestra and chautauqua
band will be present during the en
tire week and discourse the sweetest
manic. Every member of this band
fa it. selected musician.
-fiUie Lyric Glee Club or the La
Dell Tox Concert Company will be
present half the week and furnish
programs of both instrumental and
The Willow Stair Concert Compa
ny, who have never rendered a poor
pra.gram and who have just com
pleted a most successful tour of Tex
as 'will be present half the week.
Miss Nell Brunnell, a dramatic so
prano of rare ability, will be present
a jtortion and delight her audiences
with her fine solo work.
Waiden, that celebrated and most
popular of magic workers, will give
one of his mystifying programs.
Gilbert Lee Eldredge, the most
consummate impersonator on the
platform, will give one of his rare
Taking into consideration this ar
ray of talent, embracing musicians,
artists, speakers, with "William Jen
nings Bryan as top-notch er, Orange
burg will be given a week of mental
and spiritual uplift and entertain
ment that will leave an indelible im
press upon the minds and hearts of
evjjry citizen, both young and old,
an? there is no doubt .but that every
citizen will give the movement his
earnest and hearty support, and
muke the institution a permanent one
In the life of the community.
Very Handsome Store.
Messrs. Sifly & Frith, who pur
chased the city property on Russell
street some months ago, are now hav
ing the two wooden buildings thereon
removed and are excavating prepara
tory to the erection of a large bricfc
building. This large and prosperous
firm will use the entire lower floor of
their .building for their buggy, wagon,
harness, etc., business. The store
?will be 95 feet wide and will be the
largest store in South Carolina.
Large modern plate glass front will
be placed and the brick walls will be
of sufficient thickness and strength
that three stories can be placed there
on in the future by the owners, ac
cording to their Intention. At pres
eat only one story will be erected.
The Spring Concert.
The ladies of the Choral Club are
hard at work in their Cantata. Thb
opera house has been secured, and
Tilr. Marchant has kindly offered the
use of one of his .best pianos, free of
any cost for the occasion. Our
friends in Charleston, Mr. and Mrs.
W. G. Locke and Mrs. Huett are
working up most attractive program.
Mr. Locke Is a tenor of rare ability,
while Mrs. Locke is a most able ac
companist. Mrs. Huett's contralto
is rich, mellow and delightful. The
people of our city will appreciate
these artists and will do all in their
power to encourage the members of
the Choral Club in giving at least one
The Dixie Club.
There was a meeting of the friencis
of the Dixie Library at the residence
of Mrs. Lottie Wolfe on Amelia
street. Dr. Mitchell, president of the
South Carolina University, was pres
ent and made a short talk. Capt. J.
A. Berry, who presided over the meet
ing, also made a short talk on the
aims of the club. A donation of $100
was made by some one, whose name
was not made public, "rlie <-lub hopes
to receive many more such donations
in the near future.
Turns Bequest Down.
Governor Blease has refused to
consider a petition for the pardon of
W. B. Avant, the man who, with Dr.
G. O. Bigham. on September 15, 190;*.
killed Dr. Bigham's young wife on
Murrell's Inlet, 2a miles from George
town, and who, with Dr. Bigham, af
ter being sentenced to servo three
years and six months in the State
Eye. Rar. Xoso and Throat Spec
ialist will be at his office all of this
week. No. 4 7 Middle^:] Street. Two
doors above Opera House. All ex
RUNS INTO LOG CART.
Engineer Freehand is Hurt by Jump
ing From Engine.
"We clip the following from the
Sumter Daily Item of last Tuesday:
"This morning Engineer Joe Free
land, of Orangeburg, but formerly of
this city, had his ankle knocked out
of place in jumping from his train
when it ran into a log cart at a
crossing between Black River and St.
"Mr. Freland saw the cart when he
was very close upon it and jammed
on the brakes before he jumped, but
the train was already so near that it
was not preventel from running into
the cart and knocking it off the
Very little of the accident could be
learned, but It * as stated this morn
ing that the only damage done, be
sides the injury to Engineer Free
land, was the tearing off of the pilot
of the engine aart the demolition of
the log cart.
Mr. Freeland completed his run to
Sumter where he was taken from his
train and carried to the hospital
where his ankle was put in place and
bandaged. He later left on the 11
o'clock train for his home in Orange
LIST OP LETTERS
Remaining Unclaimed in Postoffice
for Week Ending March 28.
Persons calling for same will
please say that they are "advertised."
Mrs. Josephii <j Barnes.
Fannie Butler. ' .? '
Annie Driggera. V?:?*?.
Alice Gordon, V ;.| i*.
Mrs. Hattie Hammond.
Lawrence Holman. ?/ w''
John H. Livingston. ,
Samuel David McLeon. > '*
C. A. Murray.
J. D. Price.
J W. Robinson.
D. C. Wilson.
A. D. Webster, Postmaster.
D. K. Dukes, Gen. Del. Clk.
"Polly of the Circns.*'
In a season that is remarkable
chiefly because of attacks by press
and clergymen t>.pon certain managers
because of their alleged tendency to
produce plays of questionable moral
tone, it is worthy of more than pass-1
ing comment that "Polly of the Cir
cus, with the charming Ida St. Leon
as Polly, direction of Frederick
Thompson, which comes here at the
Academy of Music April 5th, in all
Its massive entirety exactly as seen at
the Liberty Theatre in New York city
for one full season, has been the ob
ject of specia' commendation from
more than one hundred pulpits in
churches throughout the country, and
has been pronounced as the clean
est, purest, genuinely American play
that the stags has seen in years.
That the great majority of theatre
goers have no taste for risque French
farces or other dramatic offerings
with vicious tendencies is shown by
the fact that "Polly of the Circus,"
with its unusually refreshing pictures
of the lives of simple people in the
small towns, 5s one of the greatest
financial successes in stage history,
and there is no doubt that its local
visit will attract one of the largest
audiences the theatre has ever held.
Election of Officers.
The children of the United Daugh
ters of the Cot ederacy held an im
portant and enthusiastic meeting at
the residence of Mrs. B. Frank Slater
recently. The election of officers was
entered into with the following re
sult: Miss Georgia S. Sims, presi
dent; Miss Katherine Josey, vice pres
ident; Miss Dorothy Jeffords, treas
urer; Miss Mary Herbert, secretary,
and Miss Mary Moss, registrar. The
next meeting will be held with Miss
Gladys Cart on April 18 at 4:30 p. m. j
Build New Church.
Work will be commenced on the
new Baptist church at St. Matthews
within a few days. The structure
will cost about $12,500 when com
pleted. The St. Matthews Baptists
deserve especial commendation for
their undertaking in building a
church of this magnitude, inasmuch
as their membership is limited in
numbers, ami while they enjoy a lib
eral membership, there are very few
who are heavily endowed with world
The Great White Way.
The work of installing the great
White Way along the business dis
trict is just about completed. The
section of this White Way between
Broughton and Middleton streets has
been completed and the current
turned on. The section between
Church and Doyle ?treets will be
ready for the current this week. The
lights were purchased by the public
spirited merchants of Orangeburg,
while the city will furnish the cur
rent for their illumination.
.Another Handsome Stoic.
The old Reeves property on Rus
i soil street, adjoining the Silly & Frith
property, which was severely dam
j aged by fire some weeks ago, has
I been torn down and a lar;:e briclt
j l>uiUHn;j will bo erected in iis stead.
The building will extend through
I from Russe'? street to St. John street,
making a huge structure. This build
ing and the Sidy & Frith building will
he great :i Editions to this section of
the Orang?l>urg business street.
GOV. BLEASK TURNS DOWN PE
TITION OF J. J. JONES.
I The BranchWUe Man Sent Up for
Ten Years for Killing Abe Pearl
stine Short Time Ago.
The Columbia correspondent of
The News and Courier says the hope
that John J. Jones, the slayer of Abe
Pearlstine, of Branchville, cherished
that he might get a pardon vanished
Monday, when Governor Cole L.
Blease refused to interfere with the
verdict of the Court, which was that
Jones shall serve ten years and one
month at the State Penitentiary.
"Pardon refused. March 27, 1911.
Cole L. Blease, Governor," are the
words written across the back of the
petition in Governor Blease's own
handwriting. The announcement of
the refusal was made early Monday
at the Chief Executive's office.
In a statement Mor day afternoon,
Governor Blease indicated why Ik
refused the Jones petition. "The pe
tition had no business being present
ed." No indication was given wheth
er or not a later petition would meet
with favor. Governor Blease is not
inclined to pardon prisoners without
some reason, despite the criticism to
the contrary he has received.
A pathetic letter from Mrs. Pearl
stine, a petition that the pardon be
granted from S. McGowan Sirakins,
reading clerk of the House of Repre
sentatives; letters from lawyers and
a refusal of Solicitor Hildebrand to
recommend, with the absence also of
favorable recommendation on tho1
part of Judge Memminger constitute
part of the records in the pardon pe
tion refused by the Governor.
Solicitor Hildebrand wrote that the
case was on appeal to the Supreme
Court; that the defendant's counsel
themselves say that the petition for
a pardon is premature, therefore, he
does not recommend Executive clem
Mrs. Pearlstine asks if life Is so
cheap in this State that one may
commit such a dastardly crime as
[that with which Jones Is charged and
yet go free.
S. McGowan Simkins, reading clerk
of the House, from Edgefield, pre
sents the petition for pardon. He
says he does so from a humanitarian
standpoint and not with any pecun
iary .benefit in view. It Is striking
that the main petition does not come
from the county in which Abe Pearl
stine was killed.
Mayor Williams, of Branchville,
writes that he wants Jones pardoned
as he felt that the man was killed iu
defence of his own life.
In the Jones petition there was a
letter from Senator Appelt, asking
the Governor to not grant the peti
tion for pardon. Letters from the
attorneys asked that a hearing be
given if pardon were contemplated.
There are other letters, but they
are not of much significance in view
of the fact that Governor Blease re
fused to extend Executive clemency
Jones was sentenced February 1
for the killing of Abe Pearlstine in
the Branchville postofflce. The sen
tence is ten years and one month.
Will Make a Good One.
The Prattville. Ala., Progress says:
"In this issue of The Progress will
be found the announcement of Capt.
S. D. Dantzier for the office of Pro
bate Judge of Autauga county, sub
ject to the action of the Democratic
party. Capt. S. D. Dantzier is one
of the most popular and prominent
citizens of Autauga county. He has
always been a loyal Democrat and has
done much service for the Democrat
ic cause in the county. He has many
friends in every section of the county
who will rally to his support."
Gambling Den Raided.
They are making it hot at St.
Matthews for the gamblers. F. F.
Hill, special deputy, and C. H. Rick
jenbaker, policeman, raided a gamb
ling den on Railroad avenue Monday
night, and as a consequence the town
treasury is $95 the richer today. The
officers entered without blast of trum
pets and caught the gamesters in the
act. Eight of them pleaded guilty to
the charge and were fined $10 each,
while the proprietor of the game ta
j ble was given $15 on account of his
superiority in dignity and influence.
Game of Base Ball.
The Sumter Daily Item says in a
game full of errors made by both
teams and showing the inaoiiity of
both teams to do any startling work
of any kind, the Orangebtirg Coliege
defeated the Sumter High School
baseball team on the local baseball
diamond Friday afternoon by the
j score of G to 2. The field work of
j the local boys was about as poor as
1 it could be. while that of Hie onposing
team was not up to par.
County Tax Board.
j The county board of equalization
i held a meeting Tuesday in the city
hall. The meeting experienced litliej
contests in regard to taxes being
'raised loo high by township tax j
boards. The main contests were in '
j regard to dog (axes. The matter of;
bank taxation was the most important
work of the board and it was decided
to place their taxation on a 50 per
j cent basis as heretofore.
Death of Mrs. Know lion.
Mrs. A. H. Knowlton died at the
residence of her son. Dr. Knowlton.
[in Columbia on Wednesday. This
I will be sa ! news to the many friends i
of Msr. Knowlton in this county,
; When- she- lived lor many years. S!w
'was most highly esteemed for her
many noble qualities of mind and
; heart. Mrs. Knowlton was a sister
of the late Dr. W. R. Taber, of For;
HlontbJy Meeting Held With Mrs. Geo.
E. Davis on Tuesday.
The Faithful Workers' Circle of
the King's Daughters held their reg
ular monthly meeting with Mrs. Geo.
E. Davis on Tuesday afternoon.
There was an unusually large at
tendance of the membership. Re
ports from the various committees
showed good work had been done the
past month, that sunshine and bright
ness, and temporal aid had gone into
many a home In His Name. The Dis
trict Nurse, Miss Mowhray, reporteo.
through the secretary to have made
168 visits and assisted in several
major operations among the needy.
Forty some pieces of linen were sup
plied the sick and medicine for seven
patients. Miss Mowbray's salary was
increased by the Circle, showing how
they appreciate her. The Circle voted
to give ten dollars for the famine in
China, said amount to be sent
through Mr. Bryant of the Orange
burg Bank. It was suggested that
Bibles be placed in every room of the
hotels In the city. A committee was
appointed to consult with the hotel
The State Convention of the King's
daughters will meet, at Lancaster tne
first week in April. Mrs. D. D. Sal
ley, "Mrs. J. H. Chisolm, Mrs. Sum
mers Dibble and Miss VJnie Bryant
were made delegates to this conven
tion. Every meeting sees an in
crease of membership in the Circle,
four members being voted on for ad
mittance at this meeting. The leaa
er, Mrs. Salley, appointed the visit
ing and flower committees for the
month of April. The enthusiasm and
work of the membership show they
"Looking up and not down,
Looking out and not in,
And lending a hand."
Same Program That Was Prepared
for Last Meeting.
- The teachers' association will meet
at Orangeburg in the court house on
April 1st, at 11 o'clock a. m. The
same program that was prepared for
the last meeting will be carried out
Profs. Peterson and Livingston on
"Punishment in Schools."
Profs. Rast and Koon on "Will
the Educational System of South Car
olina Become Top-heavy."
Miss Minnie Waltze on "An Ideal
The banquet will be at two' o'clock.
The place will be made know at the
teachers meeting. Prof. W. L. Motes
will be at the Superintendent's of
fice to deliver tickets for the banquet.
Those who desire to attend should
write to Prof. W. L. Motes at Jam
ison by Thursday.
Committee of Arrangements.
The Orangeburg chamber of com
merce has decided to entertain the
Charleston boosters during their
hour's stay in this city. A committee
of business men have been appointed
and they will decide upon what the
entertainment will be. The follow
ing compose this committee: W. C.
Crum, chairman; John McNamara,
W. F. P'airey, L. Bennett, Dr. J. G.
Wannamaker, W. G. Smith, Fred
Wannamaker, I. S. >rarley, Dr. T. A.
Jeffords. R. Fulton Dukes, J. W. H.
Dukes, A. L. Dukes, M. O. Dantzler,
Dr. W. R. Lowman, T. T. Ayers, Dr.
T. 0. Doyle, Cecil Culler, Clayton
Berghaus, Dr. L. K. Sturkle, Sol
Kohn, J. W. Smoak, B. H. Moss, J. E.
Glover, R. C. King, W. L. Moseley,
W. W. Wannamaker, J. T. Wise, P.
M. Smoak, T. A. Fairey and 0. K.
Entertainment at Poplar Springs.
On Friday night, March 31, there
will be an entertainment and box
party at Poplar Springs school house,
commencing at 7:30. Mrs. Nora J.
White, instructor of music at the Or
angeburg College, will give a read
ing. Mrs. White shows great ability
in entertaining an audience, and
some of her recitations can scarcely
be surpassed. She enters into and
feels deeply and sees her selections.
Her humorous readings are especially
good. She is sure to pl.^as-? the peo
ple. Mrs. White has about eight
pieces, and besides this, there will be
other numbers, and a box party. Ad
mittance fee: 10 and 2G cents. The
proceeds will go to the School Im
The Other Man.
I once visited an insane asylum.
The keeper, while showing me
through, said, ' We've got some saa
cases here." Just then he opened
the door of one of the cells.
Inside was a man sitting on a stool
and gazing vacantly at the wall.
"Sad story," said the attendant;
'?he was in love with a girl, but she
married another man and he lost his
reason from grief."
We stole out softly and proceeded
to the next inmate. This cell was
thickly padded, and the man within
was stark, staring mad.
"Who is this?" ve inquired.
"This." replied the attendant?
"This is the other man."
Country Politicians Found Guilty.
That "graft" and vice do not
thrive in? the city alone, but are as
much a part of the country, is the
startling statement of the "reform
mayor" of Toledo. Ohio.
Read: "The Thirteenth District."
a story of a candidate, to learn what
Brand Whitlock has learned about
political methods. Now offered at
fifty cents. Sims' Book Store.
?Mr. and Mrs. !?'. .1. I). Felder, of
this city, announce the engagement
of their daughter, I'earle, to Rev. S.
W. Danner. The marriage will t ike
place June S, at high noon. Rev. J.
II. Danner, a brother of the groom,
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
PICKED UP ALL OVER TOWN BY
What Is Happening Here and There.
Local Items of Personal Interest to
The next thing on topic is the mu
Clinton, the little afflicted son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Culler, is quite
Mrs. August Kohn, of Columbia,
is in the city on attendance of a sick
Mr. E. N. Scoville is remodeling
the front of his handsome residence
on Doyle street.
Orangeburg will have the pleasure
of hearing William Jennings Bryan
before long, if Manager O'Dowd's
plans work out.
The palatial residence of John Mc
N'amara, on south Broughton street,
is about completed. This home is a
very pretty and costly one.
Prof. W. L. 'Motes has the manage
ment of the teachers' banquet in his
handb, which is a guarantee that it
will be all that could be wished for.
If you do not take The Times and
Democrat, try it a few months, and
see how well it will keep you posted
on current events as well as local af
We publish on the first page an
interview of Senator Tillman with
?Mr. Leon M. Green, the able Colum
bia correspondent of The News anu
"Polly of the Circus" on Thursday
night will close the theatre season
for Oraa?eburg. Seats are on sale
at the usual place and early reserva
tion is requested.
The residence of Mr. J. M. Alber
gotti, on Amelia street, which was
partially destroyed by fire sometime
ago, has been rebuilt and looks as
handsome as ever.
April 10th has been fixed as clean
ing up day for South Carolina. That
is a day when something should be
doing in Orangeburg and every other
town in the county.
Break up the .breeding places of
the house fly and thus rid the com
munity of the pest. It may also save
ns much sickness of one kind and an
other this summer.
The r-indy weather of the last few
days has dryed up the moisture con
siderably, but a good deal of moist
ure had been absorbed by the ground
before the wind came.
Mr. L. G. Funderburg and Mrs.
Carrie Cantwell are having homes
erected on South Broughton street
extended. These houses are being
erected just beyond the city limits
We have had our press completely
overhauled and adjusted in the last
few days by Mr. J. R. Johnson, of
Baltimore, an expert press machinist,
who says it Is one of the best and
is now as good as new.
The April numbers of The Motion;
Picture Magazine is a winner. Price
15 cents at Sims Book Store. It con
tains stories of the pictures we see at j
the picture shows and also photos i
and sketches of the actors.
A treat for the children. On sale
April 3rd?Monday, at the Kohn j
store, new undermusllns at extraor-1
dinarily low prices. The first sale
tor children we ever gave. See the |
advertisement for details.
?Mrs. Theo. Kohn, who is now one
of our oldest citizens, is quite sick,
and little hope is entertained for her |
recovery. It seems to be only a i
question of time when she will go to
join loved ones in the better land.
H. Von Ohsen is remodeling the
brick building that he recently pur-1
chased from Mr. W. N. Scoville on!
Russell street. This building will be 1
occupied shortly. Mr. Von Ohsen will
conduct his large bakery business at
Senator Tillman is paired with a
Republican Senator on political fiu-.'sr
tions, and there is no need of hi3
presence at the extra session. We
know we voice the wishes of the peo
ple of Orangeburg County when we I
say we hope he will rest up this sum
On and after next Tuesday the
banks of the city will close at 2
o'clock each afternoon instead of .'J
o'clock as at present. This early clos
ing will be follower all during the
summer with the exception of Sat
urdays when the banks will close at
This city is making wonderful com
mercial strides and as a result is ex
periencing great business expansion.
The work in the matter of the erec
tion of .brick business houses, as well
as dwellings, is still going on rapidiy
and Orangeburg is fast forging ahead
in municipal development.
The next meeting of the teachers
will take place Saturday at the court
house and immediately following the
meeting the teachers will .gather
around the banquet board to enjoy
a social hour. At the banquet then
will be present in addition to the
members of the association a numbci
of invited guests.
Tin- Civic League of this city will
hold a ?meeting tomorrow afternoon
at the residence of Mrs. K. H. Jen
nings on Whitman street. These la
dies are determined to get busy und
beautify Orangeburg. Besides the
great work they expect to do. several
prizes will he offered for the pret
ties! flower garden and best kept
T!ie news of the election of Prof.
A. .1. Thuckston, the efficient and
popular superintendent of the local
graded schools, to the presidency of
the South Carolina Teachers' asso
ciation was receiver': in this city with
great pride. Prof. Thackston is
ceiving the hearty congratulations of
Iiis .1 timorous friends, lie will make
a litte president for the teachers' as
Yes!! Undermuslins for 10c.
A Great Big Sale For Little People. Five Big Lots
of Undermuslins srti Rompers at 10c, 15c,
25c, 50c and $1.00. Sizes 1 to 16 Years.
This is another of our great surpri es for you.
A big clean lot o\ well made drawers, underbodies,
combinations, night gowns, waists, etc., on sale. Each
garment is perfect and worth double the amount you
pay for it. The garments are full, carefully cut and
as good a quality as can be made.
SALE BEGINS MONDAY, APRIL 3rd. COME!
We will place on sale from rime to time extraordi
nary values in good reliable merchandise. We urge
you to watch our announcements. It will save you
many a dollar.
Now test our statement*. Come to this sale and
see what we offer. You will find that you can reduce
your sewing time to one half what it usually is.
Excellent quality of bleach and
chambray made up into ao assort
ment of sizes I to 16 years.
Gowns, pants, waists, combina
tions, underbodies. skirts, rompers,
In five groups. All well made
and full quantity of cloth.
WHAT WE ADVERTISE?WE HAVE.'
Academy of Music, April 5
FREDERIC THOMPSON <>???
ONE YEAR AT THE
A PLAY THAT
1 THIS SHOW WILL CLOSE THE SEASON. !
Prices 75c to $1.00.
How About That Easter Suit?
Now is a Good Time to Investigate.
We ask you to drop in and see the splendid assortment we offer.
Blue Serges?the popular anil servirahle kind?we show them in num
erous prires, each a special value?2 piece suits. $K.OO to $17.50.
Brown Mixtures arc good also.Wo have a generous lot of these pretty
designs to show. $10.00 to $20.00.
(."rays also conic in very strong, they always appeal to one wanting a.
Press or Business Suit, l>oth in Cassiiiieres and Worsted.. $8.60 to
A full stock of Ifaiys' Suits and K\tra Pants, made up in the very"
For the Best Stationary
Sims Book Store - Orangeburg, S. C.
New Line of Local Post Card Views at Sims Book Store.