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SEND ONLY FLOWERS
BOARD OF TRUSTEES DECIDE
THIS TO BE BEST.
5K?e Sending of Costly Presents to
the Stage May Humiliate Some
Less Fortunate Ones.
The question of sending presents,
other th3n flowers, to the stage for
the members of the graduating class,
and others who take part in the
commencement exercises, is being
discussed at this time. The main ob
jection urged against this custom
which h?.s prevailed here since the
beginning of our schools is, that there
are always some chldren whose par
ents are strained to prepare their
children for graduation, and are un
able financially to provide presents
costly or otherwise for these occa
"There is no objection to the giv
ing of presents to our dear children
?as many and as costly as we can
afford?bu*: the question is, should
they be sent in public to the stage,
and thus have home of the children
receive many and costly presents,
while some, worthy though they be,
are less fortunate in their worldly
affairs, receive little or nothing? May
not some worthy ones be humiliated
and discouraged, and some proud
In a number of instances our best
colleges have prohibited the sending
of gifts other than flowers, to the
stage on commencement occasions,
and it has been found much more
This uatter has been considered
by our local boart of trustees, and
the unanimous opinion of the board
is that it would be better not to send
any presents but flowers to the stage.
All can secure flowers, and all have
an equal chance in this respect. If
?we desire to give to our dhildren
and young friends presents, costly or
otherwise, let us do so, but let them
be sent or given in a private way.
They will be none the less appreciat
ed, and by so doing we may gave
humiliating some poor but worthy
child. We believe, too, that it would
also be well in some measure to sim
plify the dress on such occasions.
It is our duty to make our chil
dren and loved ones just as happy
as possible whenever we can, but in
doing so let us be careful that we
do not bring humiliation and sorrow
to some other ones, who are children
of other parents, aud who may be
just as worth, ambitious and deserv
ing as our own, but who are not so
fortunate as our children. '
Personal Notes from that Section of
Midway, May 27th?Special: Mr.
Geo. A. Jackson, who has been in
the artesian well business for some
time, spent last Saturday night and
Sunday with relatves here. He re
sides at Sumter at present, but is
thinking of making his future home
at Augusta, Ga., where he will be
in closer, touch with his work. He
has built up for himself a very
profitable business In the past few
years .and his many friends here
?were very glad to see him again and
wish him much good fortune in the
Miss Angie Hungerpiller is spend
ing a few days with her cousin,
Miss Vernie Smith.
We have been having quite a num
fcer of picnics for sometime. Guess
they will cease now for awhile, at
least, as all of the schools about
here have closed.
Miss Burnham Jenkins, of Co
lumbia, is spendng a few days with
her cousin, Mrs. T. E. Cuttino.
The crops of this community are
looking very well considering the
warm, dry weather we are having.
A goo 3 rain is mucrt needed.
Misii Maggie Smltb is vititing rel
atives and friends at Creston this
Mr. John Hangerpiller, who has
been ! eaching school st McBee, stop
ped fri his home a few days last
week on his way to Jacksonville,
Fla. On returning he will go to
Chicago, where he will attend sum
Mr. John Smith, of Columbia,
spent last Sunday and Monday at his
MiMa Hary Huffman has returned
home- after teaching BCb?ol near
Fort Motte the pa8t year.
Miss Annie Parier is spending
sometime here as the guest of her
cousin, Miss Ola Hungerpiller.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Troutman
spen.; Sunday at the home of the
Pine Hill School Closing.
The closing exercises of the Pine
Hill High School will be held at the
school house on Friday night, June
2nd at 8:30 o'clock. This school
closes one of the most prosperous
years of its existence. The teachers
for the past year were Prof. D. H.
Farchant. Jr., Miss Lizzie Fuller and
Miss Oressa Collier. On Saturday
June 3rd will be held tlv> annual pic
nic at the Pine Hill school. Ad
dresses will be delivered by several
prominent public" speakers, including
Supt. of Education L. W. Livingston,
Jerry M. Hughes and others. The
public is invited to come and bring
well filled baskets.
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Horace Godwin, who lived with his
mother near Bass Bridge. Lynch's
river was accidentally drowned
Monday afternoon while in bathing
with some other boys. The river
is extremely low, but there seems to
be a suck hole near the bridge and
Horace got in it and was never seen
again until several hours later his
body was found in the bottom of
the hole. He was about thirteen
DOINGS OF SOCIETY.
King's Daughters and Dixie Club
Hold Good Meetings.
The regular monthly meeting of
the King's Daughters was held with
Mrs. I. W. Bowman on Amelia street
Tuesday afternoon. Everything was
got in readiness for the pillow sale
which is to be held at the home of
Mrs. Norman Bull Wednesday after
noon at six o'clock. The hour has
been placed at six so that regular
prayer meeting services wilii hot be
interfered wlfcST Mrs. T. O. S. Dib
ble read an Interesting account of
her visit to the convention of King's
Daughters which was held it). Lancas
ter recently. Several needly caseB
were reported and the circle made
arrangements to supply their imme
diate} wants. The report of tile
district nurse, Miss Mowbry, was
* ? *
The Dixie Club card party which
was held at the home of Mrs. L. S.
Wolfe on Amelia street Monday af
ternoon proved quite a success. There
were a great many players present
and a neat sum was realized for the
library. A number of lad Lea who
were unable to attend sent their con
tributions. The first prize, a hand
some begonia, was won by lt.'rs. A. C.
Ligon. Ice courses were served. The
ladies present were Mesdarces Gelzer
Jennings, Gelzer, Ligon, 3runson,
Malpass, E*. Sooville, Harry Wanna
maker, Fred Wannamaker, Atticus
Marchant, W. C. Wolfe, Lawrence
Wolfe, L. S. Wolfe, iMissws Alma
Wannamaker, Gertrude Smith, Leila
Marchant, Earle Bruhson, Louise
* * " ?
Tuesday night Misses Claire Low
man and Mary C. Dibble were hos
tesses to the graduating class of the
Orangeburg High School at the resi
dence of Dr. and Mrs. Oscar Lowman
on Russell street. The large lawn in
front of the beautiful hotne was tasti
ly decorated with Japanese lanterns
and the young folks had .a most en
joyable evening. Ice courses were
served. Besides the members of the
graduating class the following wert?
present: Prof, and Mrs. A. J. Thack
son, Misses Baskerville and Shaw.
* * *
Mrs. Edward Wannamaker enter
tained the Comos Club Tuesday
morning at her residence on Glover
street. The color scheme was yellow
and nasturiums were used in pro
fusion. At noon a four course lun
cheon was served. Members of the
club were present.
* * *
Instead of meeting on the first
Monday of the month the Dixie Club
will hold their June gathering at
the home of Mrs. F. F. Malpass on
the second Monday in the month. The
meeting will begin at six o'clock.
Southern Railway Announces Special
Low Fares to Points.
(Meridian, Miss.?Account Sunday
School Congress of the National Bap
tist Convention, colored. Tichets on
sale June 5th and 6th, final limit
June 14th, 1911.
Philadephia, Pa.?Account North
ern Baptist Convention and Baptist
World Alliance Opngress. Tickets
on sale June 9th, 10th, 12th, 16th
and 19th, final limit Jun? 29th, 1911.
Extension of final limit may be had
by depositing tickets and payments
of fee of $100, until S*pt. 31st
Asheville, N. C.?Account South
ern Students Conference, Y. W. <j.
A. Tickets on sale June 8th and
9th, final limit June 28?h, 1911.
Black Mountain, N. C.?Account
Southern Students Conference, Y. M.
C. A. Tickets on sale June 15th and
16th. final limit June 28th, 1911.
Chcrlottesville, Va.?Account Uni
versity of Virginia Summer School.
Tickets on sale June 17th, 19th,
23rd, 24th, 26th, and July 3rd and
10th, limited fifteen days, unless ex
tended at Charlottesvirie, until Sep
tember 30th, 1911.
Knooxville, Tenn.?Account Sum
mer School of the South. Tickets on
sale June 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th.
25th, July 1st, 8th, 9th and 15th,
1911, limited fifteen days, unless ex
tended at Kuoxville until September
For information as to rates, etc.,
apply to Ticket Agent, or address:
J. L. Meek, Asst. Genl. Passenger
Agent, Atlanta, Ga., or W. E. Mc
Gee, Division Passenger Agent, Char
leston, S. C. tf
"?" ? m ?
Working for Canning Factory.
Secretary Marchant of the Cham
ber of Commerce is in receipt of a
letter from M. V. Richards, Land and
Industrial Agent of the Southern
Railroad, replying to a letter ad
dressed to him by Mr. Marchant re
garding the establishment of a Can
ning Factory her?, in which letter
Mr. Richard) advises that Mr. J. F.
Monroe Agricultural Agent of the
department will soon visit Orange
burg with J. B. Finsier Travelling
Emigration Agent of the same de
partment. These gentlemen will in
vestigate the proposition and hold a
conference with the Chamber of
Commerce directors looking To the
organization of a canning factory
Such a factory is needed and woul i
stimulate the growin?: of tomatoes,
corn, asparagus, etc.. more than any
thing else. We need to emphasize
the importanre of the trucking ad
vantages of this section of South Car
olina and a canning factory would
materially aid in such a work.
To the Voters of the City of Or
angeburg.?I hereby respectfully an
nounce myself a candidate for the
office of Mayor of the city of Orange
burg at the approaching municipal
election, and will appreciate the en
dorsement of my candidacy.
Very truly yo^rs,
William W. Wannamaker.
THE WORLD'S NAKED MILLIONS
AND SOTJTH'S DUTY.
To Properly Clothe the 1,500,000,.
I 000 People in the World Would
Take 42,000,000 Bales of Cotton.
Sometime ago The Augusta Chron
icle commented on the statement of
President Franklin W. Hobbs of the
National Association of Cotton Man
ufacturers to the effect that it
would take 42,000,000 bales of cot
ton a year to comfortably clothe all
the people of the world. Following
will be found his actual words in
regard to the needs of the world's
It is estimated that there are now
on the earth 1,500,000,000 persons,
of whom only 500,000,000 are com
pletely clothed, while 750,000,000
ar<a only partly clothed and 250,
000 practically do not possess any
clothing at all. It is farther esti
mated that to clothe the whole of
humanity would require 42,000,000
bales of cotton each year, instead of
about 17,000,000, the last year's
production of the world. With the
increases of machinery which have
been made, it is evident that the
consumption of the mills of the
world on full time would not be less
tban 20,000,000 bales. The query
thus arises: Where will the addi
tional amount of cotton needed for
the world and its increasing popula.
tion come from? I think I am not
too optimistic to believe that from
the present acreage the American
production could be doubled if pro
per methods wen? used, and it is
along such lines that our friends in
the South must work to secure the
best results for themselves and the
The Chronicle further says the)
iSouth is producing about two
thirds of the world's supply of raw
cotton. We manufacture into goods
llout one-fifth of whut we nrodnce;
tn? country as a whole uses fbou>
one-third of the total domestic pro
duction. Two-thirds of our cotton
is exported in the raw state, and
very little of it returns to us In
manufactured form; none of it
should do so. Perhaps cne.half
maybe two-thirds or more, of the
cotton goods we make, including
the products of cotton seed, in the
raakng o' which we have a monopo
ly, is for those people of the world
living beyond the borders of the
United States. Americans as a
whole wear more and better clothes,
than any people in the.world; they
consume more cotton for clothing
and other purposes per capita than
any other people. The chief reason
for this lies in the superior pros
perity and intelligence of our ranks
and file. Contributing causes are
that the product is produced and,
for our uses, largely manufactured
at home; therefore it is cheap and
During many years the mind of
the Southern farmer has been cen
tered on some form of retrenchment.
Variations in price received for what
they produce has led them to seek
various means for using their "con_
trol" of their chief product to over
come and outwit the natural laws of
supply and demand. For the pur
pose of meeting adverse conditions
due to current influences, retrench
ment, as embodied in reduction of
supply by planting less and "hold
ing" the product for the price de
sired, is a valuable weapon, and the
use of it is altogether excusable. *n
view of our wide acreage, less than
ten percent of which is planted in
cotton, or with present labor con
ditions could be, it is essential to
the full prosperity of the Southern
farmer that he adopt the policy of
"living at home."
iBut a little of the energy poured
out in the usually futile effort to
persuade the farmer to cut his cot
ton acreage or to hold his bales for
a fixed price would reap a greater
benefit if directed in securing better
market for his product. Those
well-intentioned people who apostro
phize on the theory that we have a
"raonoply" of cotton production ar
gue from a false premise. At best
we only "control" tho raw staple.
Today, half as much cotton as we
raise is produced outside the United
States; and the major portion of it
is of such superion quality that our
own mills find it necessary to im
port it by shiploads for mixture
with our own.
If Egypt, India, Chiny Brazil,
Mexico and Turkestan can produce
5,000,000 bales of cotton annually
they can produce 20,000,000. Today,
they are producing more than the
entire world produced in 1SHO.
Science has been so co-mingled with
business in the cotton bottoms of
the Nile that the harvest per acre
there is growing by loaps and bounds
every year. Tired of Its dependence
on this country for the bulk of
cotton used in its hundreds of mills
making cotton to be exported over
her wide dominions, Great Britain
has supplied her finest brains with
ample means to develop the industry
in a half dozen of h?r likely col
If outside production prows for
the next 20 years as it has for the
past 20, in 19.-.1 the fickle Nile will
have more effect on tlio price of
cotton than a South-wide epidemic
of the boil weevil would have. Then,
the South would have to bow abey
ance to Liverpool or discard its
present commercial king.
We hear much about "cutting
down the crop," and "holding your
cotton for-cents a pound." We
also hear a good d^al about im_
proving its quality, reducing the cost
of its produotion by improving and
conserving the soil, by intensifying
its cutivation, by minimizing the
waste of effort in gathering and pre
paring it for market. All that Is
good and encouraging. But we
hear little about extending its sale
HOLLY HILL SCHOOL.
Closing Exercises Held on Thursday
and Friday Evenings.
On Thursday and Friday evenings
the closing exercises of the Holly
Hill iligh School were held. This
event marked the close of one of the
school's most successful sessions. On
both evenings the large auditorium
of the school building was filled to
Thursday evening the crowd was
addres?eu Sy Prof. A. G. Rembert, of
Wofford College. He delivered grace
fully a most earnest and practical
talk, a talk urging the parents to
provide their children with that ho*me
culture without which the efforts of
the best teachers are largely futile.
After the lecture Supt. Livingston
presented diplomas to the graduating
class. These were James Wiggins,
Samuel Hutto, Marguarite Salters
and Louise Golphin. During the
evening the audience was entertain
ed by the school with several chor
uses, also some good piano, violin,
and cornet music.
Friday evening was given over to
the recitations, drills, tableaux and
songs of the children, all of which
were enjoyed and did credit to both
teachers and pupils. Thanks must
be returned to Mrs. R. B. Gross, Mrs.
J. J. Steverson, Mr. Shealy and Mr.
J. A. Smith, for the excellent music
during this seslon.
The school has been ably conduct
ed by Prof. J. B: Kdon, who has
accepted the position for another
year. Miss Hughey, the capable
High School teacher will also re
turn. To fill the places made vacant
by the resignation of Miss Montgom-,
ery, and Mrs. Rhame, the trustees
have elected Miss Coleman and Miss
Mrs. Gross has had charge of the
primary department for years, and
Is considering the question of retain
ing her position, she is almost in
dispensable to the school as well as
the town and community at large.
The new term will open the first of
KILLED BY FALL FROM CAR
John Hutto, Young Man, Meets In
At the planing mill of the Dan
ville Lumber company, one mile
south of Pelion, at 5 o'clock yester
day afternoon, John Hutto, a young
white man, was thrown from a tram
car and instantly killled, his neck
and skull being broken by the fall.
The young man was an employe of
the Danville Lumber company and
was operating the car. The brakes
refused to work, it is thought, and
the car crashed into a spur track
with great force. The accident was
witnessed by a number who rushed
to aid young Hutto, but he was al_
ready dead when they reached him.
John Hutto was the son of Brltt
Hutto, and was well thought of n
the comunity. His remains were
buried in the cemetery at Good Hope
Baptist church this afternoon at four
to the quarter of a billion of naked
and three-quarters of a bilion of the
semi-human beings on this globe.
CIvilizaton's torch is opening the
eyes of the world to a sense of mod
esty; it Is inflaming a desire for
those comforts which clothing af
fords. This is certain: Henceforth
cotton is going to supply the pro
duct for making at least 75 per cent
of the clothing worn by man.
Who will supply the clothes?
Somel>ody will have to do It. Will
it be the people and the favored soils
'A the south, or will it be Egypt,
Ii dla, Turkestan, Brv.'l or Argen
It is 'or this country to say. In
the great contest we have six-fold
advantages. We are tue pioneers.
We have the best climate, and soils
sufficient to grow 100,000,000 bales,
under present methods of cultlvaton.
We can remain in the ascendency.
It is a question which should not
be overlooked by Southern congress
men. Let them insist on the gov
ernment taking the matter in charge
and cutting the way for our cotton
products into the farthermost cor
ners of the world. Let us cease to
dream about nullifying the earth
covering law6 of supply and demand
which we haven't. Even our "con.
trol" is becoming doubtful. Down
in thi? state of San Paulo, Brazil, 85
per cent, of the world's coffee is pro
duced. Backed by its national gov
ernment, which in turn has the back
ing of several international banking
houses, they set aside the laws of
supply and demand, by a policy of
retrenchment that not only regulates
production but casts into the sea all
over production. In two years the
farm price of the product was dou
bled. "But what is the result?
The United States is planning to
break the combine by making it more
profitable for the coffee growers out
side of Brazil to supply our demands.
This once accomplished the growers
of Brazil will fc> given a set-back be
side which all their present advan
tages will be as naught.
The South and the United States
should take lessons from that pecul
Clemson's Agricultural Train.
The Agricultural Train of Clemson
College will be in Orangoburg on
June 21st. Tltfs train intended at
first to stop at some other point in
the county but as a result of corre
spondence on the part of Secretary j
Marchant and Capt. Claffy of the
Farmers Union, the decision was
made to civo Orangeburg the bene
fit of a day and Holly Hill another
day, or two days for the county.
It is hoped that every farmer in
this section who can possibly b'"
present will take advantage of this
stop here and will .be in attendance
upon the lectures and demonstrations
which will take place at that time.
No more valuable object lesson could
be'given the farmers than this corps
of experts from Clemson give.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
PICKED UP ALL OVER TOWN BY
What Is Happening Here and There.
Local Items of Personal Interest to
Miss Rosa Dantzler, of Auiauga
ville, Ala., is visiting relatives and.!
frends n this county.
Mrs. James Pike, of Columbia, S.
C, is visiting at the home of Mrs.
Tilden B. Fersner on Amelia street.
Among those graduating this year
from the University of South Caro
lina is the name of Mr. John Henry
Hydrick of this city.
We have received invitations from
Messrs. J. Edwin Stokes and Will
W&nnamaker to the graduating ex
ercises of the University of Mary
land at Baltimore, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Horger, ac
companied by Miss Minnie Smith,
the latter's sister, returned to Jam
ison on Saturday, after having
spent the week with friends and
relatives in Columbia.
This afternoon at six o'clock, at
the residence of Mrs. N. H. Bull
there will be a pillow sale for the
benefit of the King's Daughter's
Circle. Refreshments will be sold.
It is desired that a big crowd at
t. nd this sale and help the Daughters
in their noble work.
Of special interest to the ladies.
The Theodore Kohn Store has se
cured Miss A. Louis Fontaine, of
Philadelphi, to demonstrate the la
Nest modes of drtessing the hair.
She will be at the store from Mon
day, June 5, on. It is absolutely
free. Why not attend?
At a meeting of the stockholders
ot the Bank of Neeses the following
officers and directors were elected:
D. D. Davis, president; W. R. Will
Hams, vice-president; B. S. Coigburn.
cashier. Directors: Messrs. D. D.
Davis, W. R. Williams, H. M. Stev
enson, Dr. A. W. Conner, P. A.
Neese, E. C. Phillips, F. M. Living
ston, J. G. Dukes, H. W. Black.
WOUNDED BY WADE HAMPTON.
Col. Crews Mistaken for Enemy,
Says Gen. Brooks.
Gen. U. R. Brooks, an authority
on Confederate history, Monday
made' the statement that Col. T. B.
Crews, of Laurens, who died early
Sunday, was wounded In the war
It was, stated Gen. Brooks, when
Gen. Hampton was sending out two
scouting parties, one of which was
led by Col. T. B. Crews. The two
parties were looking for the Yan
kee, always expecting attacks. The
scoutng parties were kept on the go
in Virginia. This was In 1863. The
Instructions to Col. Crews were that
if there was anything in the road
to charge. It so happened that one
of the two Confederate scouting
parties took the wrong road. It
met the other party and the firing
commenced. Both sides having ex
hausted their fire, the fight was at
closer range. Gen. Hampton reach
ed out with his sabre and cut a man
in the head. It was Col. Crews he
cut. The parties recognized one an
other when Col Crews called out:
"Eh, it's Gen. Hampton and his
men," and then Gen. Hampton
said: "Tom, I would not have hurt
you for anything in the world." Two
horses were killed also. Gen.
Brooks stated today that was the on
ly time that Col. Crews was wounded
in the war and he was surprised that
the incident had .been overlooked.
Another comrade of Gen. Brooks,
who was asked also, said today that
this was the correct statement of
the incident when Col. Crews was
wounded by a'sabre cut.
GLASS EYE BURSTS.
Goes Off Like Gun as Man Talked
With a Friend.
With a report like a gun, Building
Inspector Frank R. Minner's glass
eye exploded as he sat chatting with
a friend in his office at Allentown,
Pa. Minner fell to the floor and
sank into unconsciousness.
A physician was called and Minner
was rushed to the hospital, where
he is in a serious condition. It is
feared that particles of the eye have
penetrated his brain. He had worn
the eye 12 years.
"Local physicians say this is the
first accident of its kind in history.
They advance the theory that cellu.
loid was substituted for glass in the
eye and that the heat of the sun's
rays, focussed on it by a mirror un
felt by Minner, caused it to explode.
Rattlesnake Catche? Rabbit.
Bowman. May 31st?Special: Tom
Dantzler, son of Mr. L. If. Dantzler,
on R. F. D. No. 1. while crossing the
dam on Gow Castle swamp near Shi
loh church, heard the cry of a young
rabbit, and upon investigating found
a large rattlesnake which had caught
one. The monster, snake was too
larg." for the lad to risk killing sb
he called to some fishermen near by
and it was shot. There wore 1 I rat
tles and a button and the snake was
j five feet four inches in length.
A Buick automobile belonging to
Mr. Oscar Anderson, of Ninety-Six
was burned Saturday night about 10
o'clock. It seems that Mr. Anderson
struck a bridge and turned the ma
chine side-ways, after which it
taught fire and was almost de
stroyed. The engine and part of the
running gear is still good. He car
ried $r>00 worth of insurance. The
accident occurred on the road lead
ing from Cambridge street to the
home of Mr. J. R. Abney.
DEMONSTRATION OF MODERN HAIR
DRESSING BEGINNING, JUNE 5th
AT THE KOhN STORE.
Miss A. Louis Fontaine of Philadelphia has been en
gaged for th s special event. She will show our custo
mers how to dress the hair in ihe most fetching and
stylish way. The splendid West Electric Hair Curlers
will also be demonstrated. I
The demonstration is absolutely fr;:e. It will cox>- !
tinue for sometime. Many other events are being plan
ned in connection with this.
Be Sure to Come June 5.
Mmiairr i? ?, rr outomut, cin?u< * co. cmicmq iu.
If you want to get some dried
fish for dinner tell your mamma
that we had some to-day for
dinner. How many kinds of
dried Osh do you think there are*
Codfish, Fish Flakes and Fish.
Some fish are wet fish, like
mackerel and Pickle Salmon.
P. S.?You can get dried fish
or wet fish at
PURE FOOD STORE
Get Our Prices On
CORN, OATSAND HAY
Can Save You Money.
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 feedlbill
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you can secure
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