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A CARD FROM LOUIE L. CHART
RAND ABOUT HIS PARDON.
Sajrs He Was Innocent and Was Not
Given a Pair Trial When Con
The following card from L. L.
Chartrar d, which we publish because
wo pub! shed the fact that he had
received a pardon from Gov. Blease
to restore his citizenship, explains it
self. Here is the card:
"While it humiliates me a great
-deal to refer to the matter, I feel it
my duty to my many friends to ex
plain w.ty the pardon.
"First?The court (police .court)
of Orangeburg is not a court of rec
ord (by law) and cannot take citi
zenship from any one.
"Secoad?The constitution . -grants
to eveiy one a fair, impartial
trial by jury, when charged' for
crime. I begged for a fair trial ana
?was denied even a chance to employ
a lawyer. I also asked to be locked
up, and my only witness summoned.
That request was also refused me;
and while I admit that circumstances
oonnecU^d me with the affair, only
from a point of view, that I asso
ciated aid drank (whiskey) with the
parties who was guilty (which fact
I found out after being discharged)
I do claim that I did not have a
shadow of a chance to defend my
self agi.inst an unjust, unfair con
viction by a man, who sat as judge
to meet out justice to the accused,
and not spite, or revenge, or to
obtain aotoriety, through the chan
nels of justice.
"And T feel proud to be able to
say, although eight years have passed
since flat unwarranted stain was
hurled at my character, for other
reasons than larceny, I am proud to
know that some of the court officials
who were present then, have judged
justly, and have stood steadfastly to
me as a gentleman. Since- then I
have voted almost regularly, and I
held office in the service of the State;
and had I not been informed by legal
advise that the police court of Or
angeburg could not disqualify a cit
izen I would of set the matter
straight long ago. But feeling a clear
conscience in the sight of Almighty
God, aad having not lest a worthy
friend by the occurrence, I simply
let matters stand until challenged,
now that I am once more called on
to uphold the dignity of dear old
South Carolina, in the house burning
case ai. North, and hearing that the
old matter was going to be aired by
the defence, and to avoid a legal con
sumption of time, or perhaps worse,
I thought to settle the matter once
and fcr all time, thus the pardon.
"Time has passed, and an all wise
God has blessed me in various ways
and I freely forgive those who at
tempted to damage my character, and
for the sake of the souls that are
now in eternity, I will ask the pub
lic U kindly let the matter rest
whore it stands, as those whose souls
are in eternity cannot defend the
"Louie L. Chartrand.
P. 5.?I did not serve the sen
tence, please note.
BANK MEETING AT HOLLY HILL.
Institution Passes Prosperous Year.
Depostis Over $130,000.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Bank of Holly Hill was
held at Holly Hill Friday. This
bank ia located In that section of Or
angeburg County that was recently
acquired from Berkeley County, and
has been a successful Institution since
its organization several years ago. It
has $25,000 capital, with $10,000
surplus and about $4,500 undivided
profits. It now has a little over
The following are the officers of
the Bank of Holly Hill: President
W. L. DeHay; vice-president, Dr. J.
L. B. Gilmore; cashier, J. Francis
Folk; asst. cashier, S. C. Rhame.
Messrs. Moss & Lide, attorneys of
this city, are the solicitors of the
The board of directors is composed
of the following successful business
men of this county: G. M. Norris,
Dr. J. L. B. Gilmore, Robert Lide,
W. L. DeHay, A. B. Bennett, Dr. S.
Percival Wells, J. S. Connor, M. L.
Breeland, R. F. Way and J. Francis
!" Gone a Long Ways.
The Branchville Journal says: Mr.
and Mrs. Edgar H. Rawl left here last
Wednesday for Frederick, Md., where
they go to make their future home.
Mr. and Mrs. Rawl have been resi
dents of Branchville for about three
years, and during their stay here
have have made many warm friends
throughout the community who are
sorry to see them leave, but wish for
them much happiness and prosperity
in their new home." The Times and
Democrat wishes them good luck.
Why Not Give It a Trial.
The Charleston News and Courier
proposes fig planting throughout the
low country of South Carolina. It
thinks that this region could compete
very advantageously with Texas and
California in both the fresh and pre
served article, being particulary fa
vored by much greater nearness to
the large markets sought. We. too.
have very little doubt that commer
cial fig raising can be made profit
able in eastern South Carolina. Why
not give it a trial?
Cause of Heat Wave.
Prof. F. P. Whitman, of Western
Reserve University, thinks that the
late heat wave may be due to the
tail which Haley's comet left behind
somewhere in this vicinity, and which
according to his supposition, has
made things hot.
School Closing a Grand Success.
Cope, May 28.?Special.?On Fri
day List the Cope school closed the
most successful year in its history;
for the scholars lad all applied them
selves very earnestly, and their
monthly averages, and examination
marks, attest the same.
That night the large hall was filled
Ito overflowing, many having to stand,
while a large number failed to gain
The exercises consisted of several
songs, sung in chorus by the school;
declamation by the older boys, and a
piano recital by Miss Hutt's music pu
pils, a program of which is gi-ven
Song?The Slumber Boat?Chorus.
Duet?Marche Russe?Louis Ganne
?Avis and Mary Thomas.
The Gypsy Dances?A. Sartorio Op.
859 No. 12?Mattie Bolten.
Le Petit Carnaval Val;?e?Streah
bog?Duet?Reta Barton and Evelyn
Little Love Song?Cartorio Op.
888 No. 4?Luella Garrick.
Declamation?At His Brother's
Six Hands?'Bolero?Streahbog Op.
100?Connie Brickie, Reta Barton
and Evelyn Henerey.
Miliiary March?I. V. Flagler?
Song?My Own United States?
Duet?Mirthful Moments?H. En
glemann?Lucille and Lillian Tatum.
Valse Excentrique?Geog. Eggeling
Six Hands?Triumphal March from
"Aida''?Verdi?Lyda Jennings, Lu
cille Tatum and Mary Thomas.
The Boat 'Ride?M. Greenwald?
Step Lightly?M. Greenwald?Elia
Declamation?Freedom and Patri
Duet?Wedding ' March?Mendel
sohn?Edna Jennings and Annie
Mountain Stream?Syndey Smith?
Annie Laurie Thomas.
The duets by little Rita Barton and
Evelyn Henery, and Misses Lucille
and Lilliam Tatum and Misses Edna
Jennings and Annie Laurie Thomas,
all deserve especial mention.
Miss I. F. H?tt, music teacher in
the Cope school, left on yesterday for
her home in Virginia.
Miss Francis Smith, assistant
teacher leaves for her home tomor
Mr. Winfield Clark, who is attend
ing Osborne's Business College of Au
gusta, came home on Friday and re
turned Monday morning.
R. K. H.
FURMAN UNIVERSITY CLOSES.
Commencement Exercises Begins on
Sund ay r June 4.
The following invitations have
been sent out:
The Faculty and Trustees
Present their compliments and desire
the honor of your presence at
the Commencement Exer
cises, June 4 to 7.
The programme Is as follows:
Sunday, June 4.?8.30 P. M., ad
dress before Y. M. C. A. of Furman i
University and Y. W. C. A. of Green- j
ville Female College by the Rev C.
S. Reaves, Honea Path, S. C.
Monday, June 5.-?11 A. M., decla- j
mation contest for the McMillan and
Wharton medals; 8.30 P. M., exer
cises of Furman Fitting School, ad
dress by the Rev. Chas. W. Daniel,
D. D., Atlanta, Ga.
TueBday, June 6.?10.30 A. M., ac
edamic procession ,irom Judson
Alumni Hall to First Baptist Church;
11 A. M., baccalaureate sermon by
the Rev. Furman H. Martin, D. D.,
Charlottesville, Va.; 8 P. M., alumni
reception and banquet.
Wednesday, June 7.?9.30 A. M.,
rally meeting of Adelphian and Phil
O'ophian societies; 11 A. m., address
before literary societies by President
Lincoln Hulley, LL. D., De Land,
Fla.; 8.30 P. M., exercises of gradu
ating class, oratorical conest for
Durham medal, conferring of de
Annoying Mistake Repeated.
There seems to be a conspiracy on
the part of our linotype, reporters
and printers to keep the name of Mr.
Andrew C. Dibble, Jr., from the list
of the Orangeburg High School grad
uates this year. By a strange fa
tality his name has .been omitted
twice when all the other members of
the cass were published. Andrew
is one of the best boys in the class,
and we regret the annoying mistakes
by which his name was omitted from
a write-up of the class and from those |
who attended the class .banquet, and
hereby tender him our apology for
an apparent slight, that we assure
him was altogether an accident.
School House Burned.
The Edisto School building. lo
cated about ten miles from Branch
j ville. in Colleton County, was de
'stroyed by fir" Wednesday about 1
o'clock. It is thought that the build
ing was set by some one, as a person
was seen leaving the premises shortly
before the fire was discovered. This
is quite a severe loss to the people of
that vicinity, as they have just
equipped the building with the latest
Gardens Are Ruined,
i A note from Rowesvllle to The
News and Courier says the thermom
eter registered there on Saturday 98
degrees in the shade and 123 in the
sun. Gardens are about all gone, and
the crops of corn and cotton are in a
bad way, and unless rain falls in a
few days there will be nothing made.
No rain in sight and the outlook is
CLOSE OP SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL.
Interesting Exercises Mark End of
With an interested audience that
not only filled the auditorium of the
Springfield high school to overflow
ing, but forced occupancy of spaces
in the vicinity of the hall to a urem
ium, the commencement exercises of
that institution were held last night.
A class of 11, 9 young women and
two young men, were given diplomas.
The exercises last evening reached
the high water mark in elaborate
programs for the local institution.
From the opening chorus, "Swing
Song,'' to the closing number, "Hey
Ho for Merry June," the excellent
^program was rendered without the
The two choruses, by an exception
ally well-trained and able chorus,
were among the most pronounced of
the evening's features.
Introduced by John I. Koon, prin
cipal of the school, Geo. 'B. Tinimer
man delivered the address of the
evening. The class will was read by
Miss Eida Morgan, and the class
prophecy by Miss Julia Forter. The
valedictory was delivered by Miss Ef
The music medal, offered by Miss
Isabelle Free, head of the department
of music, to the pupil attaining the
most meritorious accomplishment,
was presented to Miss Nena Odom,
James H. Fanning presenting the
trophy it a happy speech.
J. B. Smith, chairman of the board
of trustees, made the report of the
board, showing the school to be in
splendid condition. Mr. Smith
praised the faculty of 1910-11, telling
of the excellent work done by the
principal, John I. Koon, and his as
sistants, Misses Reid, Free, Voight,
Uantzler and Penny. Mr. Smith an
nounced as the faculty for 1911-12
Mr. Koon and Misses Tarrant, Reid,
Phillips, Grant and Free.
The following graduates received
diplomas at the hands of Mr. Koon,
who delivered the sheepskins In a
singularly appropriate speech: Misses
Elizabeth Hallman, Eileen Hudson,
Annie Lou Hudson, Beulah Jumper,
Eunice Jumper, Eida Morgan, Julia
Porter, Effle Smith, Lila Smith, and
Martin Fanning and Rufus Morgan.
BOWMAN SCHOOL CLOSES.
Commencement Exercises of Bowman
High School Appropriate.
The closing exercises of the Bow
man High School began with com
mencement address by Dr. John A.
Brunson of St. Matthews on Monday
evening and the Oratorical Contest by
a number of pupils.
The graduating class were as fol
lows: Misses Edith Hutto, Sadie
Evans, Edna Cam, Lillie Cook, Jas.
Easterllng, Florence Myers.
Those winning medals were Misses
Sadie Evans, best averages, penman
ship, Edna Carn, drawing, Aleen Huff,
declamation, GladyB Shuler, best av
erage primary department, Anna
The following is the program:
Dialog?"That Ungrateful Little
Motion Song?By Primary Depart
Dialog?"An Orphan Mystery."
?Clyde Fair, A. D. Fair, Clarence
Hutto, Marie Kiser.
Dialog?"The Persecuted Man."?
James Easterlin, Luther Huff, Edith
Hutto, Rosa Lee Sandel, Gladys Shu
Song?"When Visitors Come
EaBterlin, Dibble Dean, Luther Huff,
Geo. Whetsell, Robt. Riser.
Backwards March?By Several
Dialog?"How Caesar Conquered."
?Jessie Judy, Edith Rast, Andrew
Stroman, Vernon Huff.
Song?"Bring Back My Bonnie'*?
High School Pupils.
Dialog?"The Big Hollow School."
?Robt. Riser, Dennis West, Joe Par
ier, Vernon Huff, Ada Dean, Adele
Whetsell, Lillie Cook. Rue Weathers,
Amelya Rast, Louise Whetsell, Annie
Address?Hon. L. W. Livingston.
Sumter High School.
Thirty-one boys and twenty-two
girls will be graduated from the Sum
ter High School this year. We be
lieve that this is the greatest num
ber ever graduated in one year from
any graded schools in South Carolina
The News and Courier. The News
and Courier says of the 53 members
of the graduating class have express
|ed their determination to go to col
lege and 24 boys will attend higher
institutions of learning. Of the re
maining 18, nine are undecided. This
means that of the r>?, only 7 have
delnitely decided not to go to col
lege. This is certainly a fine record.
Orangeburg High School graduates
21 girls and 17 ttoys this year, which
is high water mark for it. We are
glad to see so many hoys graduating
and every one of them should go to
college if possible. We need plenty
of educated men to lead in all the
works of life.
Dots From Two Mile Swamp.
There was a day of pleasure at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. J. Dukes
on Ascension day, with a large crowd
of friends and relatives.
A most sump'):ous dinner was
served, and in the afternoon music
and singing was rendered by a large
number of younp; folk.
Later, the young folks took a
pleasant straw ride.
This occasion was enjoyed by both
?oung and old. while all hearts were
wishing for rain.
BELIEVE IN THEIR SCHOOL.
Pine Hill Has Made Most Wonderful
Strides in Education.
The patrons, electors, and free
j holders of school district No. 41 on
Saturday, May 20th, voted an extra
assessment of three mills for school
.purposes, thus giving their already
splendid school a mighty impetus up
ward. This is the district containing
the well known Pine Hill High
School, already one of the largest and
best equipped rural schools in the
About two weeks previous to this
special election and on the heels of
a petition therefor, already sufficient
ly signed, a meeting was held at the
school house before which addresses
along progressive educational lines
were made by Maj. Jas. R. Crouch, of
Fort Motte, and Principal D. H. Mar
chant, Jr., of the school. Besides these
a number of recitations and musical
selections were rendered by the
This meeting previous to the elec
tion was held for the purpose of dis
cussing the crowded condition of the
school and of taking steps looking
to its enlargement for the session of
1911-12. This extra levy will there
fore be used in the employment of a
The people of Pine Hill District are
justly very proud of their school
which is a valuable investment to the
community looking at it from purely
a financial standpoint. A glance at
the recent statistics of population for
Orangeburg County shows that Liber
ty Township in which the school Is
iltuated gained about 25 per cent, in
population as compared with 13 per
cent for the whole State. This means
that folks have moved in to take ad
vantage of the school. The freehold
ers already have an extra tax of 4
mills and this extra levy of 3 mills
constitutional tax makes their levy 10
mills. iSome enterprise this. The
vote stood 26 for and one against.
The school for 1911-12 will em
ploy regularly for eight months, four
competent teachers; will conduct's
musical dr-partment as heretofore;
and will b-ive considerably over 100
pupils. This is a rural school record
that we believe can not be surpassed
in the entire South.
The teachers for the past year are
D. H. Marchant, Jr., Misses L. Lizzie
Fuller and Oressle Collier. The faith
ful trustees are Geo. S. Davis, B. P.
Gue and J. W. Sheppard.
VERY SUCCESSFUL YEAR.
The Rranchville School Closed on
The closing exercises of the
Bfanchville High School Thursday
night marked the end of one of the
most successful years in its history.
The sermon before the graduating
class was preached !ast Sunday by
the Lev. Mr. Davis, of the First Bap
tist Church, of Oran;=ibur|. The re
marks of the speaker were especially
appropriate to the 'occasion, and dur
ing the discourse he was given the
undivided attention of the congrega
On Tuesday night a public recital
was given by the music class.
The annual address on Wednesday
night was given by Prof. A. G. Rem
bert, of Wofford College. The ad
dress was replete with sound advice
to the parents of the importance of
putting into the hands of the chil
dren "good books."
Thursday night the exercises of the
graduating class were held, the fol
lowing receiving diplomas: Misses
Ollle Dukes, Anna Bellinger, Eula
Dukes; Messrs. Grover Edwards, Au
gustus Hayden and Wilber Steedly.
The following were the teachers
for the past year: Prof. T. E.
Dukes, superintendent; Miss Evelyn
Albright, of Chester, principal of the
High School: Miss Leah Townsend,
of Florence, seventh grade, Miss Lila
Grier, of North, fifth and sixth
grades; 'Miss Ida Siemers, of Charles
ton, third and fourth grades; Mrs.
Volina Dukes, primary work, and
Miss Irene Woolvin, of Abbeville, Ga.,
WEEK END SUNDAY EXCURSION, j
Charleston and Isle of Palms via
Effective Sunday, May 2Sth, and
continuing during the summer sea
son , Southern Railway will have
on sale regular summer excursion
tickiets to Charleston and Isle of
Palms, S. C, with final limit Octo
ber 31st, 1911. Also Week-end
tickets will be sold on Saturdays
and for Sunday morning trains,
beginning Saturday, May 27th, final
limit to leave destination before mid7
night the following Tuesday.
Also cheap Sunday Excursion
I tickets sold only for Sunday morn
ing trains from Columbia, Augusta
and intermediate stations to Isle of
Palms and Sulliv.ns Island, S. C,
good returning on last train leaving
Charleston 8:15 P. M. Sunday nigm.
i date of sale
For Information as to rates, etc.,
apply to Ticket Agents, or J. L.
! Meek, Asst. Genl. Passenger Agent,
[Atlanta, Ca., or W. E. McGee, Divis
ion Passenger Agent, Charleston. S.
j We have received an invitation to
'the commencement exercises at Win
]throp College, which comes off on
June l to 6. a large class of young
ladies will get their degrees and di
plomas and go out into the world to
make it better.
The Spirit of '76.
Francis Lynde has shown us a
most compelling hero in "The Mas
ter of Appleby," a story of Colonial
times, and has plucked from those
warring days bits of adventure that
are both brilliant and thrilling. .Sell
ing at fifty cents at Sims Book Store.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
PICKED UP ALL OVER TOWN BY
What Is Happening Here and There.
Local Items of Personal Interest to
The Motion Picture magazine for
June have arrived at Sims Book
The Times and Democrat wishes
all teachers and pupils in Orangeburg
County a pleasant and profitable hol
iday this summer.
Needles are small and easily lost,
but just secure a small battle to keep
them in and you will not be both
ered that way any more. /
For five cents you can get a brush
that will help wash the vegetables
for the table, before cooking. Saves
wear and tear on the hands.
Twenty-on-e girls and seventeen
boys compose the graduating class of
the Orangeburg High School this
year. Orangeburg is proud of that
The mails are now burdened with
invitations to commencements. God
bless the young peope who are send
ing them. May all the laudable
hopes and aspiration for the future
The Senior Editor of The Times
and Democrat will attend the State
Press Association meeting at Colum
bia this week. The meeting will be
gin on Wednesday evening and close
Mr. and Mrs. William Jennings
who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Jennings, have gone to Sumter
to spend a few days. They will re
turn to their home in New York some
time this week.
We are indebted to Misses Mary
C. Dibble 'and Lucile Davis and Mr.
J. West Summers for invitations to
the commencement of the Orange
burg High School Thursday and Fri
day nights of this week.
Remember, brother farmer, says
the Farm Journal, that the hot
weather and hard work tax the
strength of your wife. She will en
joy going to the store with you and
riding slowly home in the cool of the
When putting away your furs and
woolens for the summer, brush them
thoroughly and air them, then sprin
kle them liberally with black pepper
to preserve from moths. There is
no disagreeable odor and the pepper
is usually on hand.
Among the graduates of the Law
School of the South Carolina Univer
sity this year we notice the name of
our young fellow townsman, Mr.
John Henry Hydrick. We congrat
ulate him on finishing his course,
and wish him a long and successful
career at the Bar.
If the Editors don't have a good
time in Columbia this week, it will
not bo the fault of President Kohn
and his committee of arrangements.
They have made ample provisions for
the entertainment of the press gang,
and all the Editors have to do Is to
enjoy the good things provided.
We are indebted to President W.
M. Rlggs for an invitation to the
commencement of the Clemson Agri
cultural College, which takes place
on June 11 to 13. This is the fif
teenth commencement of the college.
A large class of young men will grad
The following invitations have
been issued: Mr. and Mrs. F. J. D.
Felder request the pleasure of your
company at the marriage of their
daughter, Pearl Evelyn and Rev.
Samuel Wenfield Danner, on Thurs
day, June 8, 1911, high noon, 49
East Glover Street, Orangeburg, S.
The commencement exercises of
the Rowesville High School will be
held in the auditorium of that school
in Rowesville Thursday evening, June
first at eight o'clock. The members
of the graduating class are Misses
Georgean Sain, Alma Ackerman,
Ruth Simmons, and Messrs. Jimmie
Borne Theo Boone, Sidney Bowman.
Bennie Simmons, Harold Funcheas
and Carlisle Phillips.
Several young ladies are expected
to visit in this city sometime this
week and numerous parties will be
given in their honor. Among those
who will proba.bly come are Miss
Peacock of Jacksonville, Fla., who
will be the guest of Miss Kittie Sal
ley, Miss Henderson of Greenville,
Miss., who will visit Miss Lola Wan
namaker and Miss Ford of George
town who will spend awhile with
Miss Alma Wannamaker.
In the list of graduates of the Or
angeburg High School mentioned in
the account of the banquet at the St.
Joheph Hotel last week ought to ap
pear the names of Mr. William Mar
chant and Mr. Andrew Dibble, Jr. By
some mistake these names wore un
intentionally omitted. Mr. Mar
chant takes an important part in this
class as he is president of the lit
erary society and will deliver the!
welcome addreN* to the public in be
half of the class on the night of the
commencement erercises, and Mr.
Dibble is among the brightest and
most promising young gentlemen in
Two pentlemen, who desire for the
present that their names be not men
tioned, have been in conference with
Secretary Marchant several times
during the past sixty days regard
ing the establishment it: Orangeburg
of an up-to-date Lumber and Supply
business. A location was secured on
Saturday and the company will bo
gin business about July 1st. The
company will carry a complete line
and will be able to supply everything
needed in the lumber line for a
house, cottage or bunscaiow. The
capital stock will be not less than
$10,000 and the enterprise will car
ry from six to ten men on its pay
Record of the Oldest Policy
The Oldest Folicy now on the books of The Mutual Benefit Life In
surance Co., No 795. was issued on January 21, 1846, to Joseph L_
Winslow (at age 15,) of Portland, Maine, on the Ordinary Lif e Plan,,
for $3,500, at an annual premium of $54.60. All dividends have:
been usep to reduce the yearly cost.
Premiums for 66 years have amounted to . . . $3,603.60
Mr. Winslow has received dividends amounting to $2,236.16
Making net outlay for 66 years .... Only $1,367.44
This is. the average ) early cost per thousand has been only $5.92
The cost in 1911 is only $1.37, or $.39 per $1000.
The Company would now loan on the policy $3,041.57, although,
the policy as originally written contained no loan or non-ferfeiture fea
By the payment this year of the small sum of $1.37 the cash and
loan values were increased $45 19.
This is indeed a great record, and one of which no other company
can boast, if you are thinking of giving to your wVe and children the
protection that they need it would be well for you to look into ihe pol
icy conti acts of die Old Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company.
L. G. SOUTHARD
DISTRICT MANAGER, ORANGEBURG, S. C
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