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ESTABLISHED IN 1869.
dPublishetl Three Times Each Week.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Entere .1 as second, class matter on
?January \ 1809, at the post office at
Orangehtxg, S. C, under the Act of
'Congress of March, 1879.
?Jos. L. Mima, - Editor and l*rop.,
?Jas. IzU? Sims, - - Publisher.
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k Remittances should be made pay
able to The Times and Democrat,
Orangeb irg, a 0., by registered let
- fter, che* & or money order.
The perseverance that bad men
show in seeking to evade or trans
gress law might well be followed by
j good nun in observing and uphold
Some people leave the substance
or the s access that would surely fol
low steadfastness of purpose that
they h.ay chase every alluring shad
ow that comes in sight.
Te time is drawing nigh for the
newrfledged graduates of schools and
colleges to settle every vexing prob
lem under the sun with their com
What a blessing it would be if
peace were to prevail in every nook
end corner of the earth, if only for
a few days. It would at least give
a foregleam of the millennium.
When the Scotch verdict of "Not
proven" is passed upon any legisla
tor it laves him in the uncomforta
ble position of being suspended be
tween heaven and the lower regions.
The man who never offends any
body amounts to little. He is not
jnuch better than a nonentity. Strong
characters cannot .but make enemies,
hut they also make steadfast friends
and ar ? loved much.
Probably the harem skirt would
not be so popular with some people
if less notice was taken of it. There
is a shrewd suspicion that most ol
the women who don the garment do
?o to attract attention. If such is
the case their wish is gratified.
Every one of the thirty-eight
Democrats who voted for a duty on
lumber when the present tariff law
?was passed, reversed themselves the
other day by voting to put lumber
on the free list. They saw they were
"wrong, and they did not hesitate to
It isi said that Abe Ruef of unsav
ory graft reputation teaches a Bible
<ela8& Jn the penitentiary where he is
confined. That is well, but it in
former days he had given heed to
what that books says about honesty
and righteousness it would have been
so much better both 'for himself and
It requires no talent to run down
the place in which one lives. All
that is needed is fault-finding, oppo
sition to reforms and improvement
and a state of mind that invanaDiy
say9, "We don't want it, this is good
enough." Such men, if their wih
prevails, mean grass-grown streets
Teach the children to love flowers
and to cultivate them.' Let them
come close to nature that they may
appreciate its beauties. It will have
a refining influence upon their lives
and upon the homes to which they
belong. Around almost every school
house, especially In the rural dis
tricts, there is a plot of ground a
part of which may well be devoted to
such a pupropse.
Our friends are to us what we
are to them. Not only Is friend
ship reciprocal, but also the char
acter of it. If in our relation to
others we display courtesy, a destre
to please and help, a disposition to
make ourselves agreeable, such qual
ities will be returned manifold in
their attitude towards us. There
may be occasional exceptions, but the
rule holds good everywhere.
Many people envy the Idle rich. So
far from being envied they are to be
pitied. What a life, cr rather exist
ence, of vapidness and uselessness
they do lead. The man earning his
living with sweating brow and horny
hand, and the woman busy with herl
household dutie3 are a thousand
times happier and more contented.!
Work is a blessing?one of the great
est that anyone can have.
In every community the one mis
sion of the church is to promote its
spiritual and moral welfare, even
as that of the school, is to develop
its education. But the newspaper
combines both functions and gives
added influence to the church and
school. It is catholicity of spirit and
breadth of view, and also in its part
in the social life of the place it ever
exercises a potent Influence for good.
In even-thing designed to promote
the Interests of the town its voice is
heard in earnest advocacy.
The Mexican muddle is additional
proof that an obligarchy is out of
date in this twentieth century. It
Dial had but moved with the times
and responded to the growing asplra
tior of the people Mexico today
would be In the forefront of intel
ligence, self-government and true
prosperity. Unfortunately, both for
himself and the nation, long tenure
of office developed a lust for despot
ic power. All hope that Mexico may
emerge chastened, purified and
etrjgthened from its present crisis.
Some More Free Advice.
The Editor of the Newberry Ob
server, who, of course, knows more
about the school conditions here
than any one else, butts in again
with more free advice on the sub
ject. Like all free advice it is not
worth much, but we wll! give it for
what it is worth. First he says:
The Editor of the Orangeburg
Times and Democrat is a member
of the board of trustees of his
city's school. He advocates in his
paper the abolition of the office of
superintendent of these schools.
The other trustees are of the op
poslte view; at least we presume
so from the fact that the office has
not been abolished, and there is
no probability that it will be.
One would infer from this state
ment that the board of trustees had
passed on the question of abolishing
the office of superintendent, and. be
cause all the trustees except himself
opposed the change, the Editor of
The Times and Democrat in his pa
per advocated the abolishment of the
superintendent's office in opposition
to the wishes of all the other trus
tees. There is not one scintilla of
truth in the charge. The matter
has never been considered by the
board of trustees at all, and if the
Editor of the Observer knows how
the different members of the board
stand on it. he know more than we
do, and we have attended every meet
ing of the board for the past several
years. The Editor of the Observer
goes on to say:
Of course the editor has a right
to his opinion on thfis subject and
a right to advocate it; but it must
?be apparent that the advocacy of
a step like this by a member of
the board in his own newspaper
must tend to embarrass and crip
ple the work of the board, by stir
ring up dissatisfaction and opposi
tion to the work :!n which the
board is engaged.
That Ib certainly a bright idea.
We fail to see why a discussion of a
matter that the board has not even
considered should embarrass or crip
ple It in its work. Tiie board is the
servant of the people, 'and we are
satisfied that Its members have no
desire to keep their acts hid from
the public. Should the suggestion
In reference to the superintendent
come before the board, it will re
ceive careful consideration and be
decided for the best interests of the
school as Interpreted by the public
j spirited, patriotic gentlemen com
posing it. It has b?'2n the custom
of this board that when a majority
adopted a measjure all opposition
ceased, and the whole board pulled
together to carry out the will of the
board as expressed by a majority of
its members. The same rule will
apply to the matter under discussion.
The Editor of the Observer goes on
to say farther:
We do not think that anybody
will dissent when we say that the
member of a school board should
either subordinate his individual
opinions, at least so far as the
public is concerned, and work in
harmony with a rr.ajorlty of h's
confreres, or else ge>; off the board.
He certainly ought not to use his
newspaper to oppose the work of
the board so long as he Is a mem
ber of it. The better way is for
newspaper editors to stay out of
all official positions.
If what the Editor of The Observ
er says in the two first paragraphs
quoted above were true, we would
say amen to the last, paragraph quot
led. As a member of the board of
trustees The Editor of The Times
and Democrat always loyally sup
ported any measure adopted by the
board and always will. If he has
ever used his newspaper or any other
means to "oppose the work of the
board" he is not aware of it. The
board has not yet met and mapped
out its plans for the coming year,
and we cannot see where it is oppos
ing the work of the board for any
member of it to make public sugges
tion as to the best means of meet
ing a deficiency in the school
finances. It is a matter that the
public is as much interested in as
the board of trustees.
The Editor of the Observer ends
by saying "this is not intended to be
personal?only to illustrate the wis
dom of a policy for which The Ob
server has loug contended." If this
was the first time that the Editor of
The Observer wen. out of his way
to criticise the Editor of The Times
and Democrat, the above statement
might be accepted. The article is as
personal as It can be. It is not only
personal, but it is not true, as every
one here knows. The Editor of The
Times and Democrat has had the
honor of being a member of the
board of school trustees for several
years, and during rll that time if he
his ever done anything to "oppose
the board in its work" we challenge
the Editor of The Observer, or any
one else, to tell the public what it
was. We have no objection to the
Editor illustrating "the wisdom of
a policy for which The Observer
has long contended," but to do so,
he should not resort to bearing false
witness against an Editor, who has
not intentionally ever done him a
Outlook for Cotton.
The Spartanburg Journal says "for
years the cotton crop has not been
watched so carefully and constantly
as It will be for the next twenty days.
Reports up to Saturday night from
New Orleans show that rains had re
tarded the planting and that if they
continue this we?k many acres will
be withdrawn from cotton and plant
ed in other crops."* It is a fact that
replanting is necessary in every
state. In this section of the State
replants never amount to anything.
In the eastern countries farmers
were replanting last week. The cot
ton which is up is small and un
"In the upper part of the state,
only the early planted seed are up.
iMo3t farmers finished planting last
week. It Is a rare thing to reach
the middle of May with such an
unpromising outlook for cotton as
we have this week. In 18C6, befor.
the days of guano, the writer trav
eled the road from Chester by way ot
Howell'6 ferry tjo the upper part
of Union county the 12th day of
May. There was not a single field
on the road where there was a stand
of cotton. The morning of the 10th
there was a sharp frost. That was
one of the poorest cotton yearB since
"In Mississippi, Arkansas and
Louisiana conditions are very un
favorable just now. but they have
plenty of time to plant over and
make a fair crop. The two import
ant points which attract greatest at
tention is Manchester, England, and
the cotton fields of the south. The
.bulls and bears are watching the sit
uation night and day. The fact that
$71.0,000,000 worth of real cotton is
involved and equally as much in
pure speculation makes the cotton
sutuatfon very important for the
next thirty days.
"Reports from Manchester will be
eagerly watched for. The English
trade situation has been the main
stay of the bull side for a long time:
bulls are hoping to see even greater
prosperity in Lancashire. It goes
without saying that the bears would
be encouraged into attacks on the
old crop positions on the slightest
signs of any slackening of trade In
England, therefore the situation
across the water is of the highest
Importance In relation to the old
? crop and may also be of importance
before long in relation to October."
Julia Academy Locals.
Everybody is exceedingly busy at
this time getting the crop planted
and started. The weather is some
what cool, on cotton especially.
Whdle all are busy, they don't for
get the two main public interests?
church and school. A new pastor
at two of the nearby Baptist chur
ches, and a new "Circuit Rider" has
awakened afresh vigor in all, and
while we love the old none the less,
a change has a tendency toward
Along with our improvement as
sociation which meets regularly each
Saturday afterncon before fourth
Sunday In each month, the shildren's
Literary Society concluded to meet
there too right on during the sum
mer so as to keep in touch with
itheir books?the school terra hav
ing been short. Both societies work
hand in hand and find each helpful
to the other. The children In par
ticular and the older ones in gen
eral were delighted at last meeting
with a lecture by Prof. Melton, of
Woodford. He is an inspiration to
Next io churches and schools
comes roads and we now have, I be
lieve, the only clayed road across
jthe country (I mean that does not
lead to some town), and the autos
have discovered It. My! my! how
they fly by here.
Several days ago Ur. Wingard of
Lexington, called to'see Prof. Schoen
Dr. .Morgan has been quite sick.
We hope he will soon be out again.
Miss Viola Sharp has gone on a
ten day visit to her brother at Flor
Their school having closed, several
young ladles are at home again, viz:
Misses Beulah and Dove Varn and
Mrs. Varn has just returned home
from a visit to St. Matthews.
Dry Branch Dots.
The many friends and scholars of
Miss Corlne Owens, of Barnwell, will
be glad to learn of her marriage
to J. R. Jeter, of Swansea, a well
known railroad man, which was sol
emnized on last Wednesday after
noon, at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. Eugenia Owens. The
bride was handsomely attired in a
blue traveling suit and hat to match.
The number and beauty of the pres
ents attested the popularity of the
young couple. Mr. and Mrs. Jeter
left on the evening train for Rich
mond, Washington and Philadel
phia. After their return from their
hcneymoon they will be at home In
Mrs. Will Matthews and children
of Harriman Junction, Tenn.. are on
a visit to her sister, Mrs. W. F.
The Hebron School, which was
successfully taught the past session
by Miss Carrie O'Neal of Fairfax,
has closed and she has returned to
Miss Lizzie Judy, who has most
successfully taught school the past
j session in Alken County, is at home
for the summer.
'Mr. Julius Rutland, a well known
farmer of this section, paid a recent
visit to friends in Fairfax.
We are glad to know that our lit
tle town of Norway is making such
progress. We wish her well.
Judtre J. R. Ilebrard has recently
sold his plantation to Rev. Paul
Hughes, who will erect a handsome
home on it in the near future.
Shot His Mate.
On board the battleship Nebraska,
laying at the Charleston navy yard.
James Beeks shot Alexander Hamil
ton Allen five times, killing him.
Beeks was locked up in the brig.
Allen and Beets, both negro mess
attendants had had a fist fight. Beeks
was badly whipped and he shot in
Desperado Attacked Officers.
Sheriff Otis B. Richardson, of
Baldwin county, Ala., Monday shot
and killed Bob Johnson, a negro des
perado who attacked the officer with
a hatchet after the latter had tried
to arrest him. The sheriff was giv
en a preliminary hearing and was
Football Invades Politics.
A young athlete "tarows" a foot
ball game at Yale, and the conse
quences echo In the Palouse country
of Washington State. Read "The
Chrysalis," by Harold Morton Kram
er. Fifty cents at Sims Book Store.
One-half Cent a Word
Found Notices Free.
Wanted?You to purchase your fav
orite magazine from Sims Book
Store. Call and look them over.
Ice! Ice! Ice! I have opened my Ice
House for the summer and will be
pleased to serve my old as well as
new patrons with Ice. Look out
for my wagon. J. B. Kelley.
For Rent or Sale after May 31, 19il,
house and lot, 110 feet fronting
on Russell Street, No 213. Depth
729 feet Apply to Geo. V. Zelg
Votice?Anyone having clock repali>
lng to do will oblige me by giving
me their patronage. I can now
see well enough to do repairing.
Parties can find me at city hall. A.
D. Powers. tf
Cabbage and Tomato Plants?Cab
bace to head in July and August,
10c a hundred. "Winter Cabbage,
to head in Dec. and Jan., 20c a
hundred. Tomato plants, 25c a
hundred. D. D. Dantzler, 4 9 Whit
man Street. 5-7-2*
For Sale?Eggs for hatching. Mam
moth Pekin Duck eggs. Price
$1.25 per setting of 11 egss de
livered at your house In city or
express office, $1.00 if you send
to my residence for them. J. L.
Phillips. 85 Seilars Ave. 2-11-tf
For Sale?Very attractive 22 foot
open launch, automobile folding
canopy. One man control, deck
and Interior cherry, planking Ore
gon Fir, with 2-cylinder 8 H. P.
Ferro engine, Reverse gear. Well
equipped, and in thorough running
order. Cheap. Apply P. O. Box
619. Charleston, S. C. 5-4-5*
Editor Times and Democrat:
In the article that appeared in
your paper Beveral weekp ago, en
titled "Norway News", the writer
wishes to say that the names of two
our prominent business places
worthy of mention were quite unin
tentionally left out. In the effort
to be fair to all, this is brought to
Mr. A. J. Brooks, our genial hotel
keeper and merchant on the West
side of the city is still serving the
drummers from bis excellent board
and also supplying the wants of
many from his large stock of gen
Mr. P. W. Hutto, who can .mer
chandise as well as build carriages
and incubators, gives the drummers
no excuses for getting to neighbor
ing towns as his conveyance is al
ways at their command. He Is also
planing quite extensive improve
ments\ ion his .place of business,
which when completed will enhance
the beauty and attractiveness of his
justly popular place of business.
The Bank of Norway is making
long strides in the way of business,
i The caiptal stock has recently been
[increased and everything points to
larger and better things for the fu
I ture of the Institution. This bank
was very fortunate in securing some
time ago as its cashier Mr. T. Q.
Cogburn. who has given his un
divided attention to its Interests and
its success Is due largely to his un
tiring efforts in its behalf. H.
Salem School Closes.
The Salem School closed Friday
morning, April 28th, after seven
months of successful work. Under
the management of our efficient
teacher, Miss Julia O. Reed. The
exercises, though Bhort, were appro
priate and entertaining. The medals
I were then awarded to Misses Mil
| dred Livingston and Annie Gantt,
j for proficiency in spelling. After
the program had been rendered next
In order came dinner, which was
I abundant. Quite a characteristic of
the Salem people. Just after dinner
cream and cake were served, the
proceeds being used to defray a
small debt on the piano. Although
there had been continued rainfall
the attendance was good.
A Card of Thanks.
Please allow me place in your
columns to' express our sincere
thanks to the many friends and
neighbors who rendered us such
I faithful service during the illness
:and death of our precious mother.
May Cod bless them is our prayer.
John Inabinet, Ida Stroman, Meta
Dukes, Bert Inabinet.
Card of Thanks.
For the many kind attentions
shown to our loved one and us In our
deep sorrow by friends of Orar.ge
burg and elsewhere, we wish to ex
press our sincerest thanks and ap
preciations. Also for the many beau
tiful floral tributes sent to the mem
ory of William R. Sabin, our broth
er. Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Sabin.
30 Cents a Day
Will buy our MARCHANT Piano
With our 29 Years Experience behind
it as a Guarantee.
The Instrument We Are Justly Proud^Of.
Call or Write Us for Details.
An Inventory of our Stock recently taken Shows the
following SLIGHTLY USED and SECOND HAND
Pianos in our Warerooms. Some of these were accept
ed by us in part payment for better and higher priced
Instruments. Others were on rent for a few months.
They Are In Good Condition.
They Are Real Bargains.
You Should See Them.
1 Newman Square 61-4 Octaves, good condition $40
1 Large Square 7 Octaves, the very thing for prac
ticing on, good condition.$50
1 Arion Upright, used some time, but in good order
1 Large Mathushek, square, 7 1-3 Octaves, in mag
1 Weser Upright, almost new, used only a short
while, cost when new $300, perfect in every re
? Call At Our Warerooms and Inspect
. These Bargains For Yourself.
Marchant Music Co.
53 East Russell St.Orangeburg, S. C.
A soft hat is ideal for May
wear?and our soft hats are ideals
of the best manufacturers.
Our soft hats are made of the
finest materials-they are fast color,
?of the right style and. excellent
wea ing quality.
S asonable the year 'round.
$2.00 to $3.50.
Renneker & Riggs
THE FASHION SHOP. I
Notice of Special Flection.
A petition having been filed RS re
quired by law, an election is hereby J
ordered to be held at Pine iiill
School House, in District No. 41, on
Saturday, May 20th. for the purpose
of voting an additional special
tax of three mills to be
used for school purposes in said
district Said election to be con
ducted according to section 120}" of
the School law.
J. W. Shepherd,
B. P. due.
They have hired me down at
the grocery. What du you think
I do? Everywhere they put my
picture, a new one each time, in
the paper. .My work is to tell every
body win-re to buy good groceries.
I like my place very well because
they treat one well.
They treat everyone well
where I work, because they carry
good groceries and sell them at the
P. S. I work at
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