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MONEY FOR ROADS
OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS A
DAY SPENT NOW.
Server JlJeofr? Has the Country Been
80 Aroused in the Interest of Bet
ter Highways. ., ?
One million dollars a day is the
roco^d that will toej ' Established
throughout the United States as the
expenditure for improvims and main
taining public roads. Never before
in the history of the country has
there been such interest in the im
provement of highways and with the
legislatures of the states appropriat
ing millions of dollars for this pur
pose, the good road movement has re
ceived its greatest impetus since the
foundation of the republic.
The money that will be expendeu
on the roads'of this country during
the next six months will be more
than ever before in the same period
of time. In 1904, the tou'l expend
iture for the construction and main
tenance of roads and bridges in the
United States amounted to about
$80,000,000, but the expenditure for
this purpose in 1911 will aggregate
about $140,500,000. Exclusive of
Sundays and lega holidays, the out
lay for roads will amount to $1,000,
000 a day during the present road
^building season. This includes all
moneys raised by local taxation, bond
issues, State appropriations and pri
"Every State in the Union,' said
Logan Waller Page, director of the
United States office of public roads,
In telling of the resuts of the great
Citmpaign for good roads, "seems at
hiast to be thoroughly aroused to the
"benefits derived from investments in
improved highways. In California,
t'ie state has issued $18,000,000 in
*onds with which to build a system of
elate highways. This work will be
?'n during the present season. In
tie state of Connecticut about a2,
250,000 will 2se expended this year
out of the state treasury for trunk
1 ne and state aid roads. Of the
55,000,000 bond issue recently au
thorized in Maryland, over $1,250,
C00 will be available this year for
trunk line and state aid roads. Mas
sachusetts will expend from state
xevenue over $1,000,000 for the con
struction and maintenance of state
"It Is expected that at least $5,00$
000 will be expended on state aid
roads and on trunk line systems in
the state of iNew York, in addition
to $7,000,000 already raised by local
taxation. More money is being de
voted to road improvement in New
York than in any other state In the
Union and the percentage of im
proved roads in that state has in
creased from 7.9 per cent In 1904
to 60 per cetnt :ln 1909."
. "Over $2,000,000 is available In
North Carolina from bond issues In
the various counties for road im
provement this year and the legisla
ture has authorized the construction
of a road from bond issues In the
various counties for road improve
ment: this year and has also author
ized the construction of a road from
the Atlantic ocean to the Tennessee
line, a distance of 425 miles.
"In 1910, thirty counties in Ohio
voted $2,500,000 in bonds to be ex
pended this year. Ohio will also
expend about $500,000 from state
revenues for road Improvement. In
Pennsylvania the state aid appropria
tion will probably amount to over
$1,000,000 and a $50,000,000 bond
issue is being considered. Various
counties in Tennessee will expend
|1,500,000 from bond issues. Over
$l,?v^.000 will be expended from
bond issues in various counties in
Texas, while over $25,000 has been
appropriated in the state of Wiscon
sin, in accordance with the state aid
"The prospect for a complete sys
tem of public roads throughout the
UnUit-ed States is better now than
ever before in the history of the
country and a uniformity of recent
good road laws gives promise that
this country will eventually take its
place with FFrance in having the
most sensible system of road super
vision and maintenance."
Orangeburi3 county is usually alive
to the necessity of good roads. Con
sidering the fact that by far the large
rnumber of people who have to de
pend entirely upon the county and
State roads for importing antf ex
porting goods, and that the people In
towns and cities also depend upon the
farmer's ability to use the roads, it
Is surprising that good county and
State roads were put off so long.
Roads have been improving In the
last few years, and we should keep
It up. tf
Lightning Does Damage.
During a severe electric storm_ at
Darlington Monday evening the coun
try home of Coyt Wilson was struck
by lightning, and Mrs. Wilson su
stained a severe shock. A piano and
sideboard in the house were ruined.
Mrs. Wilson's injuries are not of a
serious nature. A hail storm also
visited a large part of Darlington
county Monday afternoon, and grow
ing crops were greatly injured. The
plantation of W. B. McCown, near
here, probably suffered more than
any in this neighborhood. It will be
necessary for him to replant a large
par: of it.
Needs Rain Badly.
A dispatch from Springfield says
rain has fallen in the neighborhood
but very litte here. There has not
been a rainy season since last July.
Athough most cotton is up and grow
ing nicely, the wells have failed and
the streams gone dry, something
heretofore unknown in this section.
Deep wells are being bored, and at
a depth of 80 to 90 feet rock is
struck, directly under which an un
limited supply of pure, cold water
THE WOODFORD REUNION.
Company of Confederate Veterans
Assemble Once Again.
Tbe following article from the
Lexington Dispatch is published by
It was the editor's pleasure to at
tend tbe reunion of old Confeds at
Woodford on last Thursday?the re
union of Cap*. Joel Knotts' Co. K 1st
So*ith Carolina Volunteers, Maxcey
Greggs' regiment?the first soldiers
to enter the service at the begin
ning of that memorably struggle in
1861. It was one of the most pleas
ant meetings of the kind it has ever
been our good fortune to attend. It
was not only ? meeting of old vet
erans, but here the teople of the en
tire community gathered to do honor
to the men who wore the grey, and
everyone vied with each other in an
effort to make the occasion one long
to be remembered.
A bountiful dinner was jierved by
the ladies?a dinner such as only
the good women of that section of
Orangeburg and Lexington know how
to prepare and serve?yea, a dinner
fit for the gods.
The renditon of a delightful pro
gram of songs, etc., appropriate to
the occasion, was much enjoyed by
All told, there were about thirty
or forty old soldiers present, mauy
of whom came from a distance. It
was a pleasure indeed to hear these
old comrades recite of the days when
they were facing the enemy amid
shot and shell, and many were the
* There was throughout that feeling
of warm fellowship which will con
tinue to exist as long as life shall
last, and when the last old soldier
has answered the final summons,
their deeds of valor and devotion to
duty will ever be cherished by the
sons and daughters, who will hold
dear to their hearts the memory of
To Be Delivered at Ac&deniy of
Music Jane 20th.
j The date has been fixed upon
' which the people of Orangeburg and
the surrounding country will have
the privilege of hearing William Jen
nings Bryan. Mr. Bryan will speak
in this city at the Academy of Music
Tuesday, June 20. His subject has
not yet been announced, but no mat
ter what subject he accepts everyone
may depend upon a real speech. The
speaker is too well known over the
entire country to need ian' introduc
The managers who are securing
Mr. Bryan say that there are only a
few tonws in the State that will have
the opportunity of hearing Mr. Bryan,
and it is chance not to be missed.
The entire lower floor wi!i be $1.50
while the balcony seats will be $1.25
St. Matthew's Ball Team.
The St. Matthews baseball manage
ment was given a tangible coloring
Tuesday afternoon. A meeting of the
citizens was held and the officers for
the season elected. It was decided to
put a good team in the field, and e
quip them for the usual high class of
work which they heretofore have
done. The players will be chiefly
home boys. Among the stars will be
Owens, who gained distinction on the
team for the University of South Car
olina, Raysor, who did good work for
Wofford, and Antley, who made him
self popular in athletics at the Cita
del. Several talks were made at the
meeting. Col. J. A. Backs, an un
pretentious, but nevertheless ardent
lover of the sport, has agt:eed to give
the boys one of his best speeches up
on the grounds at the opening game.
A series of games will soon be ar
Accused of Unnaturall Crime.
The St. Matthews correspondent of
the News and Courier says: "Sheriff
Dantzler brought to light Tuesday a
case which, if true, would be in keep
ing with the barbarous tribes of Hin
dustan. The daughter of a negro
hand on the farm of Mr. J. E. Wan
namaker, two miles from 'own, wrote
a pitiful letter to the sheriff asking
protection from the third alleged at
tempted criminal assault upon her
person by her father. The datails as
given to the sheriff are too revolting
for publication. The accused negro
was brought to town and lodged in
j.ail to await developments. He has
employed J. M. Walker, Esq., to de
Rowesville School Closes.
The Rowesville graded school has
closed a successful session, the com
mencement exercises being held at
the school building Thursday even
ing. A delightful program was car
ried out in such a manner as to re
flect credit on students and teachers
alike. The county superintendent of
education delivered a short but very
Friday afternoon, at the Metho
dist church, Prof. Renfert of Wof
ford college delivered a lecture on
"The Book in the Home."
The baccalaureate sfmon will be
preached Sunday morning at New
Hope church by Rev. ??>. R. Phillips.
Escaped Convict Captured.
Last Saturday morning about ten
miles from Orangeburg Lige Nelson,
who had escaped from the Aiken
county chaingang, was captured by
Mr. E. O. Sharp and was turned over
to the Aiken authorities Saturday
night. Mr. Sharp received the re
ward $50, which had been offered
for his capture.
Negro Shot at Springfield.
At Springfield Sunday night a
negro, Sam Samules, seriously shot
another negro by the name of James
Frederick. Sam is locked up. It is
not known whether Frederick will
DOINGS OF SOCTJET*.
Miss Wannamaker Entertains?Last
i Meeting Moultrie Chapter.
Among the many little attentions
being paid the visiting young ladies
thfci week, was a dainty party given
yesterday monJ.ng by Miss ?^ma
Wiannamaker. Only three tables
were arranged and bridge was playt?
A salad course was served. Miss
Wannamaker's igpests were, Misses
Kittie Salley, Fay Peacock, of Jack
sonville, Fla., Miss Henderson, Of
Greenville, Mls3., Lola Wannamaker,
Tebie Wannamaker, Carrie Wanna
maker, Pauline Cart, Helen Salley,
Jennie Smith, Annie Simmons, Earle
Brunson, Alma Waimamker and Mrs.
* * *
It was decided at the meeting of
the Moultrie Chapter D. A. R. held
Tuesday afternoon that meetings be
Btopped for the summer. Mrs. R. E.
Wannamaker was hostess at this
meeting. Mrs. Holmes played sev
eral beautiful selections on the piano
and Miss Isabelle Wannamker, who
has just returned from Breuau Con
servatory of Music sang. The essay
written by Miss K.athryn Josey that
won the prize offered by the Chapter
was read by Miss Alma Wannamaker.
After the business and social ses
sions ice courses were served.
* * *
Invitations to the commencement
exercises of Clemson College have
been received in the city. The dates
set are June tenth, to thirteenth,
Among the graduates are Messrs R?s
sel Wolfe and Alfred Salley, of this
place, and F. M. Rast, L. D. Boone
and 0. 0. Dukes, of the county.
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SHRINERS AND ELKS FOLDERS
A. C. L. Issues Attractive Display of
The Atlantic Coast Line has issued
beautifully illustrated folders of
standard form in two colors, adver
tising the low round trip rates to
Rochester on account of the Imperial
Council of the Mystic Shrine, July
11, 12 and 13 and of the Grand
Lodge of Elks at Atlantic City, N.
J., July 10 and 15th.
These folders are replete with in
formation to those contemplating the
trip, as they contain the rates, stop
over privileges, many pretty half
tones and brief write-ups of the
many attractions of those two beauti
ful cities. The round trip rates.,
which are open to the public, from
Orangeburg is $36.60 to Rochestei,
and $24 to Atlantic City and the
tickets are on sale for each point on
July 7, 8 and 9. While the re
turn limit is comparatively short
an extension of about a month can
be obtained by depositing ticket with
agents and upon the payment of $1.
Every Shriner and Elk should
write to Mr. White, the general pas
senger agent at Wilmington for co
pies of the folders and they will
find much therein to .interest them.
An Enjoyable Occasion.
One of the most enjoyable events
of the season was a tacky party
given by Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Cuttino
Friday evening, in honor of Miss
Burnbam Jenkins, of Columbia.
The guests were dressed in dif
ferent costumes of various colors,
which made quite a showy display.
A prize was awarded to Mr. John
Jackson and Miss Emma Smith for
being dressed the most tacky. Many
games were played and the evening
was well spent for pleasure and en
joyment. Those present were: Miss
es Burnham Jenkins, Emma. Hattie,
Maggie, Vernie, Nina and Bertha
Smith, Minnie Stroman, Willa anc'i
Ethel Zeigler, Angie, Ola and Des
sie Hungerpiller, Lillian Bair and
Annie Murray. Messrs. Tom, Lee,
Herbert and Alton Bair, John, Geo.
and Henry Hungerpiller, Willie, Geo.
Manzy and Shellie Smith, John Jack
son, Harry Stroman, John Huffman,
Preston Folkel and .Take Strock. The
chaperons were: Mr. and Mrs. B.
E. Cuttino, Mrs. G. W. Smith and
Mr. James Felkel.
Prof. Neuffer Elected.
A dispatch from Bennettsville says
"Prof. C. V. Neuffer, principal of the
University School in Columbia, has
been elected superintendent of the
graded schools here. Prof. Neuffer
conies with strong endoresments from
the leading educators of the Staate.
He succeeds M. C. Foster, who re
sinned to take up other work, after
a successful career as teacher and
superintendent of the schools in this
Prof. Neuffer if a native of Or
angeburg. He is a graduate of the
University of Tennessee. and
before taking charge of the Uni
versity School at Columbia was su
perintendent of the Barnwell graded
schools. He also taught for several
years in Alabama after graduation
before returning to his home State."
Storm at Springfield.
A severe electric storm centered
over this town late Monday after
noon, lightning striking two build
ings and several other objects. The
corner of the brick store and dwell
ing occupied by H. B. Fuimer and
family was struck doing very little
damage but ^Tightening the occu
pants. Two trees near the front of.
the dwelling of Mr. E. M. Courtney
were also struck, and following a
clothes line the electricity tore into [
the wall of an outbuilding.
Magic Lantern Lecture.
There will be a magic lantern lec
ture given on Brazil by Dr. G. W.
Walling, who labored as a missionary
for twenty years in Brazil, at Provi
dence church Wednesday evening,
the 14th, at S o'clock. The lecturw
will be illustnated with lantern
slides and Brazilian curios. A price of
25 and 15 cents will be charged for
the benefit of the Woman's Foreign
Missionary society. i
Southern Railway Announces Special
Low Fares to Points.
Meridian, Miss.?Account Sunday
School Congress of the National Bap
tist Convention, colored. Tickets on
sale June 5th and 6-th, final limit
June 14th, 1911!
Philadelphia, Pa.?Account North
ern Baptist Convention and Baptist
World Alliance Congress. Tickets
on sale June 9, 10th, 12th, 16th.
Extension of final limit may be had
by depositing tickets and payments
of fee of $1.00, until Sept. 31st.
Asheville, N. C.?Account South
ern Students Conference, Y. W. C.
A. Tickets on sale June 8th and
9th, final limit June 28th, 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.
Charlottsville, 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 Charlottesville, until Sep
tember 30. 1911.
Knoxville, 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 Knoxville until September
For information as to nates, etc.,
apply to ticket agents or address:
J. L. Meek, Asst. Genl. Passenger
Agent, Atlanta, Ga., or W. E. Mc
Gee, Division Passenger Agent, Char
leston, S. C.
LIST OF LETTERS.
Those Remaining Unclaimed in the
Orangeburg Post Office;
List of letters remaining un
claimed in the Orangeburg postof
flce for week ending June 6, 1911.
Persons calling for same will-please
say that they are "advertised."
A. D. Webster, P. M.
Janie Dantzler. ?
L. 'S. Dowling.
Eddie Drair. i
G. B. Etheredige.
Mrs. G. F. Frederick.
Daniel Gibson. j
Mrs. Ada Good.
Remirer Green. ?
Mrs. Anna Hair.
Estell Johnson. i
R. W. Perry.
Mies Rebecca, No. 37 Aikens St.
D. L. Williams.
C AD DD ATE S CARDS.
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 wil1 appreciate the en
dorsement of my candidacy.
Very truly yours,
W. W. Wannamaker.
To the Voters of the City of Orange
At the earnest solicitation of
many friends I hereby announce my
self a candidate for the office of May
or Orangeburg in the approaching
I realize fully the importance and
honor of the position I ask at your
hands, and I believe I ean fill the
office to the complete satisfaction of j
the entire citizenship, and I respect
fully request your favourable consid
eration of my candidacy.
If you elect me, I shall assume
the duties and responsibilities of the
o'ffice, determined to devote my best
energies to the advancement of our
city. Yours truly,
O. K. Wilson.
The News and Courier says:
"Among the weddings of the week
was that of Miss Maggie McKenna,
daughter of Capt. P. J. McKenna, to
Mr. Madray S. Bell, of Elloree, S. C,
which w.".s celebrated Monday evening
at 8:30 o'clock. The Rev. Father
Ford performed the ceremony. The
attendants were: Miss May Mason,
maid of honor; and Miss Helen Gro
gan. bride's maid Both cousins of
the bride. Mr. Thomas Williams and
Mr. R. E. Belger were best man and
groomsman. Following the wedding
there was a reception at the home
of the bride's uncle, Mr. and Mrs.
C. R. Brown, the home being attract
ively decorated. Metz's Orchestra
furnished music for the occasion and
refreshments were served between
ten and twelve. The out of town
guests were: Mr. and Mrs. D. F. j
Reil and little son, Mrs. S. G. Bell
and little son, Miss Nita Bell, all of
The regular monthly meeting of
the Orangeburg County Farmers' Un
ion will be held on Tuesday, June
13th, at 11 o'clock at the court
house. There are several important
matters to come up at this meeting,
the report of the committee on "Fer
tilier Laws" being the most im
We hope that there will be a large
attendance of the union members as
well as delegates.
W. W. Culler, J. H. Claffy,
Lawn Party at Cope.
The Ladies' Home Mission Society
will ,g(ive a lawn party this' evening
in front of Mr. Vernon Brabham's
home, at the foot of Sumter street,
ceeds will be used for furnishing
suitable lights for the chuch, and
Refershments will ,be served, the pro
other minor improvements. The pub
lic is cordially invited to attend.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
PICKED UP ALL OVER TOWN BY
Whut Is Happening Here and There,
local Items of Personal Interest to
The crops that are up are look
Miss .Minnie Bowman will return
from Winthrop this afternoon.
Miss Buford, of Savannah, is visit
in? Misses Susie and Minnie Dibble
on Amelia street.
A man who is indiscreet in his
utterances is like a postcard?every
one can read him.
Why not let Col. Felder and Col.
Hub Evans box out the trouble, and
settle it for all time.
The Paul McMichael Chapter U. D.
C, will meet at 5 o'clock on Friaa>
afternoon with Mrs. Foreman.
The wedding bells ring out today
in their most joyous tunes for the
marriage of one of Orangeburgi's fair
Last Sunday the Union Methodist
church of Cope held its Children Day
service, and all pronounced it a
Be sure to attend the demonstra
tion of hair dressing at Theodore
Kohn's store, all this week. Advice
|Mr. Noel S. Avinger, who grad
uates in pharmacy from the Univer
sity of Maryland, is on a short visit
to his .parentes.
Several light showers have visited
different sections of the county, but
a good, soaking rain is still needed
all over the county.
Young boys wanted to sell weekly
The Saturday Evening Post. Apply
Sims Book Store. Good commission
and chance on all prizes.
Don't unnecessarily expose your
self to lightningi. It is not coward
ice, but common sense, to protect
yourself as far as possible.
Everybody is invited to attend the
masked party at Goodbys on Friday,
the 16th. A prize will be given
to the best represented person.
Mr. "Red" Edgerton, Erstwhile
Davidson football star, Charleston
College coach and medical student,
was in the city this week on bus
The Woman's Missionary Society at
Four Holes Baptist Church will serve
ice cream on the grounds Saturday
after oon beginning at 2:30. Pub
lic cordially invited.
They say the boll weevil in Louis
iana is routed .by the heat. But the
pesky brute has a trick of revlvinc
itself. We hope however they will
be entirely exterminated before they
It looks as if the old state dispen
sary will never be settled. It has
caused a lot of trouble to a lot of
people in this State, and the end Is
not yet. All this comer; about be
cause it was' not run in the high
plane the Orangeburg County Dis
pensary was .run by the gentlemen
who managed it.
Julia Academy News.
The regular meeting of Julia
Academy Literary Society was called
to order Saturday afternoon, May
27, at 3 o'clock with the president,
Miss Marie Schoenburg, in the chair.
As the present officers' two months
were out new officers were elected
President, Miss Lottie Hoover;
vice-president, Miss Irene Boles; cor
responding secretary, Miss Marie
Schoenbung; treasurer, Miss Annie
Harley; critic, Miss Addle Agnes
Schoenburg; censor, Mr. Peter Goru
These new officers have arranged
a very interesting program for our
next meeting which will be on June
24, 1911. at 4 p. m. Ice cream will
be for sale. The public is cordially
invited to attend.
Miss Vivian Reeves, of North,
spent a few days last week at the
home of Miss Marie Schoenburg.
We are glad to have Mrs. P. P.
Toale and daughter, Mrs. Bert Cul
bertson, with us again. They return
ed home Tuesday after a prolonged
stay in New York with Mrs. C. S.
We are sorry to hear of the ill
ness of Mrs. Dr. Nelson, of Wood
ford, one of Julia Academy's former
pupils, and hope for her a speedy re
Our section was visited Sunday aft
ernoon by a fine rain, which every
one was glad to have.
"X. Y. Z."
Convicted of Selling Liquor.
The St. Matthews correspondent
of the News and Courier says the
municipal court room of this vill.ige
presented a gay scene of hetero
geneous racial elements and condi
tions Monday aftern Dn, to hear the
trial o:.' V. T. "(Pink)" Whaley. on
the charge of selling liquor. It was j
brought out in the last circuit court!
here that Whaley, a bright mulatto,
is worth $?0.ODO. He is a shrewd
calculator and highly intelligent.!
After a hard fight in court he was |
convicted and fined $100. His at
torneys, Mann &. Stabler, promptly j
appealed, on the ground that the evi
dence- was totally inadequate, and it
will be fought out in the higher leg
Governor Blease Monday afternoon
paroled, during good behavior and
upon the condition that if at any
time they be convicted of any other
crime they shall be recommitted to
serve out their former sentence. Dug
Brown, Jay Brown, Lon Hamilton,
and A. Holland, of Anderson, all con
victed of manslaughter at the fall
term, 1909, and sentenced to four
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