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?Imos and |M?
EST ABLISHED IN 1860.
Published Three Times Each Week.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Entere? I. an second class matter on
January l.\ 1909, at the post office at
Orangeburg, S. C, under the Act of
Congress of March, 1870.
Jas. L. S ims, - Editor and Prop.,
Jas. Izlai* Sims, - - Publisher.
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able to The Times and Democrat,
Orangebiiirg. S. 0., by registered let
"ter, chec k or money order.
Justice Harlan in his dissenting
Opinion la the Standard OH Company
case denounced as "the most alarm
ing tendency of the day" the tendency
to judicial legislation. Men of pow
er and wealth, he said, always were
trying to get the courts to do what
congress would not. ?
The Bamberg Herald says: "The
?Branch vlilie Journal has just closed a
subacrition contest, and now its edi
tor announces that he is going to
leave and turn the paper over to
others.*" The contest people took
about all the cream there was in that'
contest and left the editor holding
? The State says: "Those in need of
3-per cent. Panama bonds may buy,
them, but the same fifty millions,
judiciously invested in South Carolina
would net from three to four times
as much to the investors." That is
true. Some of the fifty million could
find profitable investment right here
in Orangeburg County.
In the long ago animals wer? taken
into oourt in England and tried for |
Crimes. On one ojlasion a cock, sus
pected of witv.hcraft, was burned at
the stake after .being found guilty
of the charge of laying an egg. Why
should we be surprised at progress
Japan and other rations have made |
in getting away from ignorance and
"While the woods are full of men
mentioned for the Democratic nomi
? nation for president, nobody in par-1
ticular is talked about except Taft
to head the Republican ticket," says
the Loiisvilie Courier. There is a
reason for this, which is that the
Democratic outlook is very bright at
this titre, and its nominee is likely,
to be the next president of the Unit
It is intimated in some quarters
that the reason why Teddy is pre
tending to be so anxious to lead an
American army of invasion into Mex
ico is that he is having a hard time
getting space in the newspapers.
Woodrow Wilson and other real re
formers1 have almost completely shut
eurJh sham reformers as Teddy and
his kind out of the press, and it
grieves them mightily.
The Louisville Herald ?ays on the
"day o2 Tia Juana battle, the horn
Mower:-, of the sight-seeing autos
went through San Diego streets yell
ing: "Two dollars for round trip to
the battle! Two dollars! Firing
begins at 2 p. m!" The battle was
promptly on time, too." Something
like this was attempted by the Pan
kraes at the first battle of M*nassa&,
but never again after that day's ex
Woodrow Wilson and William Jen
nings ,:Jryan agree as to the best way
to regulate the trusts. They both ad
vocate the punishment of the men
iwho violate the law by forming
trusts, rather than attempt to punish
the corporations formed by them.
This if good sound logic. A jail sen
tence of six months for John D. Rock
efeller would be more effective in dis
solvmj: the Standard Oil Company
than a thousand such decisions as the
United States Supreme Court render
?ed the other day.
The Charleston Post says "the
pathet c thinness of the ranks of I
Gray oecomes more striking as the
years pass, but the glory of the lost
cause only mounts to greater heights
iu the perspective of history." Yes
the gallant men who composed the
Invincible armies of the Confederacv
are fast passing to the other side
Soon the last one will answer his
fast roW call, and then they and their I
gallant will be a memory. So
let us honor and cherish t*n?0 ?f h,3
ealjant old veterans who are'Ytin
Justice Harlon gave his brother
Justices on the Supreme Court a se
vere. 3.,t well deserved, rebuke, when
hesa.d in his dissenting opinion, that
they .ad no right to usurp the func
tion of the legislative branch of the
government by writing into the
Statute in reference to trusts a dif
ferentiation between reasonable and
'unmissable." Ir? declared that
congress.had resisted all appeals so
to amend the act. and there was ovorv
reason (o believe that such an amend
ment never could be put through the
The United Sta-es Supreme Court
1ms .<!.aken the confidence orsune in
Its fairness and wisdom bv Us de
cision in the Standard Oil case. i?
their great ?xtremity. men represent
ing tireat aggregations of wealth, ap
plied to the oourt in an effort to
have it construe the law in referenc*
to ti usls in a way that would be a
flat ??eversal of what it had held on
two previous occasions. The court
imblushingly reversed itself as th?
trusts asked it to do. To his honor
lw it said. Justice Harlan, declined
to be a party to such a reversal.
Major James T. Bacon.
. The memory of the late James T.
Bacon of Edgefield, S. C.r is treasured
in the minds and hearts of many
friends. He was one of those rare
and fine spirits who seemed to reach
the sentiments of life and bring back
from them some of the sweetness and
purity of their atmosphere to fresh
en the everyday levels -of those who
read his writings or had the pleasure
and good fortune of meeting him for
a little passing chat. As the Sa
vannah Press says his gentle spirit
still lingers with those who kdew
and loved him and still exercises a
supt'.e charm and power upon their
thoughts. He was a man of brilliant
talents and accomplishments, gifted
with a gentle and exqui:dt>e humor, a
literary talent and ability of the
very highest order and a tempera
ment for art and beauty in all of its \
forms. Surely his rare talent must
have sounded the lure of fame and
fortune and called hi:. often to a
more brilliant circle, but if they did
he did not follow. He lived out his
life among his own people In the
little South Carolina town which was
his home, loving better to be loved
than to be flattered, spending his
life and seeking not to gratify vanity
or ambition in a wider field. In the
little church in Edgefield a beautiful
memorial window has l :-n dedicated
to the memory of James T. Bacon.
The window illustrates the parable of
the Good Samaritan, and to those
who know the life and character of
this good gentleman and Christian
the association seems -peculiarly fit
ting. Generous and full of kindness,
he gave unstintingly from his great
possessions, but his great possessions
were not those of worldly wealth.
From his heart and ^ind and of
himself he gave and in company
with the Good Samaritan is his
memory blessed and honored. He
will be missed when the press asso
ciation meets at Columbia.
A Remedy Badly Needed,
t If the United States were to impose
Ian export duty on cotton and arrange
to have the government; finance the
j holding of cotton for any price Am
ericans might name, what would the
rest of the world do? says the Nash
ville Tennessean. How would Ger
many fare if the Un'ted States were
to impose an export tax on cotton
after the manner Germany has dis
criminated against American farmers
by means of its potash tax?
These are questions which students
of finance and economics are consid
ering with great care. Brazil and
Germany have used just such a wea
pon on the United States with indif
ference to protest from this country.
All the coffee product from Brazil,
which is more than half the coffee
crop of the world, is now controlled
by .'. great syndicate which is practi
cal'./ identical with the Brazilian
government. The entire financial
and tariff policy of Brazil centers
about this crop, the moot of which is
sold in the United States.
At present Brazil buys but little
from the United States. Most of the
manufactured products required by
?Brazil are purchased in Europe, so
the United States has little opportun
ity to adopt retaliatory measures in
the case of the South American re
public. Americans must have Bra
zilian coffee, and this government is
helpless, apparently. t;o resent the
coffee trust arranged by the Brazil
ian syndicate unless it prosecute the
agents of the trust who handle the
business in this country. Some attor
neys of note have suggested that, the
agents of the Brazilian syndicates op
erating here might well be prosecut
ed under the Sherman pst
The South as a Pace Maker.
No one can read the Department of
Agriculture's statement of farm crops
pj States for 1910 wifthout fully
realizing that Southern agriculture
now grows faster than Western and
is at last, after many years of diffi
cult adjustment to new but far
sounder conditions, coning into its
own, says the Charlotte Observer. No
State In or near the cotton belt fail
ed to improve its rank except Louis
siana; and this one exception Is un
doubtedly due to conditions creat
ed by the boll weevil. Louisiana had
almost quit raising cotton for the
time bein,?, and had not done much
more than offset the loss with other
crops. Under the circumstances her
showing is as good as that of Texas,
which has had time for adjustment
bo boll-weevil conditions and which
now takes first place by a large mar
gin from Illinois.
South Carolina's leap from twenty
first to thirteenth among American
States, in contrast with Kansas' drop
from fourth to tenth, is the most im
pressive exhibit of ali. North Caro
lina's gain of 18.3 per cent., or from
twenty-second to eighteenth place,
war, r.-.uch larger than Texas made
and was. in fact, the fourth largest
in a fast-gaining South.
This remarkable showing is large
ly due to the high price of cotton, but
let us remember that cotton would
never have brought such a price had
not the Southern farmer learned to
raise, and had he not been provided
by manufacturing development, with
a market for, various other crops.
Socialism in England.
Although Great Britain is known
in history as a monarchial nation,
yet she ha? marched a long distance
from individualism to paternalism in
government during the last fifty
years. The old idea that the interna!
function of government was mainly
to perform police duty is discarded
entirely by all sections in parliament.
This was conclusively seen in the
favrrable reception accorded the
government measure of insurance
against sickness and non-employment
by which 14.000,000 of people will
be affected. Conservatives, nation
alists and laborites vied with the lib
erals in their enthus'astic support.
The experiment will be watched with
great interest on this side of the wat
er where the question of sickness and
non-employment among working peo
ple, even if not so pressing as in Eng
THE SONG OF THE VINEYARD
luiati 5:1-1!??May 21
"Let me elng to mi/ Well- Beloved c eonff of my
Beloved touching hi* vineuard."
CO this lesson, as to the last, we
have a Divinely-inspired key,
tor the words were quoted by
the Great Teacher and applied
by him to the Jewish nation, as Indeed
the Prophet himself explains.
God is represented as bavins' planted
the nation of Israel as bis own vine
yard. He gathered out the stones, or
removed the difficulties, and planted In
it the choicest vine, the richest prom
ises?promises of the Messianic King
dom and the blessing of Israel and all
the families of the earth. He provided
a watch tower for it in the Prophecies
and a hedge about it in the Law and
the Prophets and In all the arrange
ments made for that holy nation.
It was proper that he should look for
choice fruitage from so favorably-sit
uated a vineyard, but the results were
unsatisfactory. The fruitage was not
in harmony with the promises he had
planted, but wild grapes, sour, small.
Tho Beasts of the Field Have Ravished
This condition prevailed until the
time of Jesus. Although troubles upon
the nation were from time to time per
mitted by the Lord, the breaches were
always healed and the nation was pre
served. Its walls of Divine protection
and guidance were maintained and its
John the Baptist was the last of the
Prophets. Since his day the Lord has
fulfilled to nat
ural Israel the
in this prophecy. ^f^.-^mT
The hedges have c/s?ftaft
down. It has
been laid waste.
No care has been
taken of it. The
beasts of the
field, the Gentile
vineyard and, by "/ am the true vine."
no rain of Divine blessing, comfort, en
couragement and fructification have
come upon the Jewish people in all
these more than eighteen centuries.
Their unreadiness led to the break
ing down of their entire system. They
did not have love enough toward God,
nor toward their fellows.
We are glad, indeed, to note from
the Scriptures that the time is coming
?when that same vineyard shall be re
stored under still more favorable con
ditions, during the Messianic reign of
glory and heavenly power. But it is
still In disorder.
The majority of (be Jews of our Lord
Jesus' day were tinctured with selfish
ness and were not In a condition of
mind acceptable to the Lord for con
stituting the spiritual, the Bride class
except the feTv. "the remnant," men
tioned by the Prophet.
Application to Spiritual Israel
' God's dealings with fleshly Israel not
only represent the principles of Divine
government and requirements, but also
the requirements of natural Israel's
service, as the Scriptures show, and
they typify spiritual Israel. As nat
ural Israel failed to be ready to accept
Jesus at bis first advent?except "the
remnant"?so spiritual Israel, called
"Christendom." will fall to be ready to
receive him as tho great Messiah at
the establishment of His Kingdom.
Note the care with which the Lord
planted His Church*, gathering out all
the difficulties at the time of Its estab
lishment Note the heavenly, spiritual
promises, exceeding great, with which
He surrounded the Church, as His vine
In the end of this Age comes a har
vest time for spiritual Israel, as In the
end of the Jewish Age there was a
harvest time for
Here, as there,
only "a rem
nant" will be
found worthy of
the great, nom
inal mass will
be found un
the spirit of
Vineyard and xcateh selfishness is the
tower. prevalent one, in
stead of the spirit of the Lord, the
spirit of meekness, gentleness, love.
Only with the few is God first. Only
with the few is there a spirit of full
consecration to do the Divine will.
Only with the few is there love of
the brethren and a willingness to lay
down life one for another. (John
15:13.) Only with the few is there even
business honesty, justice. Today self
ishness Is heaping up treasure and the
results, we may be sure, will be un
satisfactory?"a time of trouble such
as never was since there was a na
Moreover, as the Prophet proceeds
to show, the accumulation of wealth
has generally an injurious effect upon
the rich?Idleness, music and wine and
disregard of things Divine. The
"remnant" now will be a sufficient
number to complete the "elect." The
Kingdom of glory will be established
nnd all the families of the earth will,
shortly after the time of trouble, be
gin to recognize the long-promised
' land, is one of increasing importance.
[Anyway, the new collectivism with
its solitude for the welfare of the
masses is infinitely better than the
old system which practically ig
nored them while it favored the aris
tocracy with its feudal power and
What we need In this country is
some more judges like Justice Har
lan. l.Men who know the constitution,
and who are not afraid to. stand up
for it. In the hands of such judges
the liberties of the people are secure.
"Captain Barnacle's Courtship"
HERBERT L. GAMBATI,
Time for the Straw!
Time to have a "crown" that's
light, cool and comfortable-one of
our straw hats.
We have an assortment that em
braces every style and every char
acter straw that vvill be worn this
Panama Straws $5.00 to $6.00
Regular^Straws $2.00 to $4.00
Short Underwear will leugthen
comfort these days--50c the gar*,
Negligee Shirts are ideal (or May
Renneker & Riggs
THE FASHION SHOP.
A Baby Rales a Mining Camp.
The baby was found by one of the
members of the camp, and formally
adopted by all. If you want a good
laugh read how this mite of humani
ty ruled Its elders in "Bruvver Jim's
Baby," by P. V. Mighels, at Sims'
Book Store. Now fifty cents.
Football Invades Politics.
A young athlete "throws" 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.
FALL OF TROY
The Theato, Monday, May 22.
Since Manager Herber: L. Gambati, of Th? Theato, first an- |
nounced through the columns of the press that ae hud secured the <f
"Fall of Troy" pictures, he has been .beselged by hundred? of anx
ious patrons, asking him to hold the unusual feature for an addi
tional day. In the history of moving pictures, no feautre has ever
attracted such an enormous amount of interest as this wonderful
masterpiece, and it is predicted that standing room will be at a
premium in The THEATO during the appearance of the feature pic
tures in this city. Although these pictures were secured at a large
expense, there will be no change in the admission price. This will
rach Theato patrons with delight, as it will give every one an op
portunity of seeing something double the price. "The Fall of Troy"
or a reproduction of the Trojan war, which is probably a more ap
propriate name for this magnificent offering, will only be seen in
this city on May 22 at The Theato, the popular photo-play house.
AT THE THEATO .MONDAY, MAY" 22nJ.
A full assortment of Ladies and Childrens low cut Shoes in all %
Leathers, Velvets and Canvass. t
Most beautiful st) les in pumps and waist line straps. We do %
not show any turn soles, those don't wear.
Our shoes are built for good wear, all have hand we'ted $
Are guaranteed to give comfort, ease and good wearing. %
Positively the snappiest line of footwear ever shown in this ^
We have your size glad to show.
THE GOLDEN RULE STORE. $
Phone 37!.32 West Russell St. I
For the Best Stationary
SIMS BOOK STORE ~
30 Cents a Day
Win buy our MARCHANT Piano j
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 f
1 Arion Upright, used some time, but in good order
1 Large Mathushek, square, 7 1-3 Octaves, in mag- |
nificient order. $125.00
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.Orangebuirg, S. C.
Get Our Prices On
CORN, OATS AND HAY
j Can Save You Money, j
Our Feeds for Horses, Cows
and Chickens are Manufac
tured by us from the best
Grains which means a big
saving to you in your feed bill
AYERS & WILLIAMS
for next fall and higher prices. Or
itngehurg dirt is on the move. Buy
now and reap the profit yourself.
How many people can you count on
your lingers tii.it have lost their mon
ey iu buying Heal Instate.
Think of how Orangeburg County
is increasing in population every
year. And <lo you think they will
ever leave this grand old county of
Orangeburg, thinking they can buy
better farms that will produce bet
ter cotton, corn, wheat or oats than
this grand old county?
How much Iteal Estate have you
heard of being made in this county?
Now I have one of the best farms
for a quick sale there is in the eoun?
ty. This farm is close up, property
on one of tho best country roads in
the State, five miles south of Orange
burg on the Charleston road. About
one million feet of good pine lumber
and one good saw mill and cotton gin
in good repair, 00:5 acres, 100 acres
in cultivation. Will make a bale oi
cotton to every acre if properly cul
tivated, near a good school which
runs nine months in the year, one
mile of a good Methodist church,
preaching every Sunday. Don't de
lay if you want it. Will sell you
part or all of this property. Special
price if sold quick.
F. R. Simpson Real Estate Co.