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Ornngeburg, S. V., under the Act of
Congress of Mr ~.h, 1870.
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able to The Times and Democrat,
Orangeburg, S. C, by registered let
ter, check or money order.
Toe members of the Sfcvte Board of
Education should give their side of
the book adoption, and let the peo
ple know all about it..
The slush fund is being Investigat
ed ?gain, and the general impression
at Washington seems to be that Lor
imer. will aave to walk tho plank.
Even Bailey can't save the old bood
fer' : ?
When .Secretary of Navy Meyer in
timated . tl at the Charleston Navy
yard should be abolished ae was
talking through his hat. This is the
on* yard that is needed, and it will
not:' be Abolished to please the wntm
AH sorts of things break lose in
Georgia. Thomas E. Watson now
breaks lose and wants to be sent to
the United States Senate, but it is
safe to say he won't be. Hoke Smith
will get the job, and he will make a
good Senator too.
That old steam roller the Demo
crats captured from the Republicans
In the last election passed ever Sen- j
ator Root so smoothly on Monday
when his amendment to the recipro
city bill was voted down that he hard
ly recognized the old machine.
The Atlanta Constitution says:
"Rumored that Colonel Bryan is mak
ing, a new platform. Why not hau!
erat* one of the bid forgotten ones?"
We would like the Constitution to
name any platform made by Col
onel Bryan that is either old or for
Tho Democrats rave lets of good
material from which to select a pres
idential candidate next year. Wil
son, Clark, Harmon and others would
fiH the'bill. Any of these will suit
as shduld he be selected to carry the
Democratic banner to victory in the
Two marled women in Atlanta had
B fight in the street about a man that
was walking with one of them. What
pussies,(the- police department is the
fatt 'that the man was not the hus
band of either of the belligerent wo
men.' " These women must have been
'^ThetrHth Is," writes Mr. William
Bayard Hale in The World's Work,
"Washington has settled ?own to the :
belief that we are in for a Democratio j
administration." Nothing better
com id "happen to the country than a
good, l?hr term of Democratio ad
ministration of affairs.
Ohamp ClaTk is being hampered
as a. presidential possibility by the
lact'that Missouri has endorsed Folk
as her favorite for the Democratic
nomination. Notwithstanding this
handlcafp, the man that beats Champ
Clark- in the' nominating convention
will lead the Democratic hosts to
?i?tory next year. ?
The sellers of adopted school books
In "this State will agree with Mr.
Bwearrngen that th6 wholesale change
In the school books Is a bad thing,
It theiy take a selfish view of the mat
ter. There is very little to be made
?Bat of school books at best, and none
tit all hardly during the introduction
period of new books.
State Superintendent of Education
B wen ringen iroes for the 'State Board
of Education with gloves off because
they voted him down In adopting
?chooi books. This is entirely wrong.
Svpfy man on the State Board of
HducaUon had just as much right to
OKercise "his judgment in selecting
books as* Mr. Swearingen had.
In reply to the remark of the
Spartanburg Journal that "the New
berry people want W. J. Bryan for
president, preacher or anything else
lor which he is prepared, the New
berry Herald and Nev.s says "he
would fill any of the ocsitlons named
With credit to' himself and the coun
try. He is by far the biggest and I
broadest man in America today." I
When it Is taken into considera
tion that the publishers are compell
ed to allow half the price of a new
book for an old one, we can't figure
out where the people lose so much
money by the adoption of new books.
Manytimes the old book they ex
change is so badly used up that it Is
hardly serviceable, while the new
book they receive in exchange will be
good for the next five years, if care
We heard a . distinguished South
Carolina Republican say the other
day that he believed Mr. Bryan could
have been elected president had he
modified his views to suit certain
leafdere of the Democratic party, but
Chat he was too honest to hold In
aneyatce any of his convictions on
public questions to be president. We
doubt' if Mr. Bryan ever had a more
graceful or disinterested compli
ment paid him than this one. Thl3
goatteman expresed pur opinion oi
Mr. Bryan exactly.
About School Book-.
The State Board of Education by
adopting, the text books It did last
week for use in our public schools
seems :o have stirrecf up the ire of
State Superintendent of Education
Swearingen. He makes it very plain
that he opposed the books, or many
of them, adopted by the ,L-,ard, and
declare? that the sweeping changes
made in the list of books formerly
used is without precedent in this or
[.any other State. The action of the
; board, he says, amounts in effect to
the confiscation or property worth
many thousands of dollars and owneu
by thousands of families.
The above arraignment of the
board Is severe enough, but Mr.
Swearingen does not stop "there. He
goes on to say, that "the aew books
are higher priced and everytlme a pu
pil or patron Is required tc exchange
an old book there must he a cash
payment in addition." He also pro
tests arjainst. the refusal of the mem
bers of the board to place themselves
on record as to what .books they fav
ored and voted for in the meeting
when the Hat of books was being
selected and adopted. Mr. Swearin
gen is a member of the board and was
presont when the books were adopted.
The chief objection (Mir Swearin
gen has against the action of the
board is that it made sweeping chan
ges In the list of book-3 adopted,
which, he says, amounts la effect to
the confiscation of property worth
many thousands of dollars. The
Board of Education is composed of
good, honest men, and in doing what
they did, we have no doubht but what
they thought they were acting for the
best interests of the schrols and the
children who attend them, and the
fact that their action doe3 not meet
the ?approval of Mr. Swearingen is
not conclusive evidence that it was
The only way the people could have
been saved from some toss In the
change of books would hfcve been for
the board to have readopted the old
list of books without change of any
kind. Mr. Swearingen would hardly
have favored this plan. There were
some books on the old list, no doubt,
that he thought ought to be changed. |
Possibly, each of the other members
of the board was like Mr. Swearingen.
Some of the books n 'the old list
did not meet their approval, and ex
ercising their judgment, ?y they had
a right to do, they voted for a change
in the list of books.
Mr. Swearingen was honest in his
desire to change the books he did
not like, and the other members of
the board were equally as honest in
desiring to change the books they
did n:;t like. Their judgment In the
matter r^rj just as good as Mr. Swear
tngen's was. Then why should the
members of the board be criticized
for exercising their judgment any
more than Mr. Swearingen for eercls
ing his judgment? If tho member of
the board did wrong in making
changes, Mr. Swearingen did wrong
In favoring any changes at all. They
are all in the same boat.
Mr. Swearingen's attack is unfor
tunate. It will do no good, and may
possibly do a great dea? of harm. He
does not question the honesty of the
members of the board In adopting
the books they did. His chief griev
ance seems to be thrf they did not
agree with him. This may be a fault,
but'It is not serious enough to cause
the members o fthe State Board of
Education to be held up and publicly
reproved by him. The law igives them
the right to do exactly what they did,
but it does not give the State Superin
tendent of Education the right to
publicly scold them for not agreeing
Mr. Swearingen showed bad taste
in criticising publicly officials whose
only fault, if such it may be, is an
error of judgment. ?S"r. Swearingen
does not charge them with any great
er fault. He knows that the mem
bers on the State Board were actuat
ed in their action by the best and
highest motives, and no doubt, be
has by this time realized that his
criticism is unjust and unfair to the
gentlemen composing the board. If
everything Mr. Swearingen says Is
true, the board is not censurable by
him, for the simple reason that they
thought their action was for the best
interests of the schools, and no man
Is censurable when he uses his best
judgment In the discharge of a pub*
A Weighty Sentence.
"It their current issues several
periodicals, including The World's
Work and The Saturday Evening Post
contain articles welt calculated to
arouse the Insurgents to rally around
Robert M. La Follette and insist upon
upon his nomination by the Repub
lican party next year," says The
"WUth the administration certain
of practically solid support from
Southern Republicans and with Eas
tern Republicans as unanimously op
posed to a President of La Follette'?
ideas, there now appears no chance
of the nomination of such a.man next
year, but the Wisconsin senator is not
averse to playing the political game
against heavy odds, and while be has
'weakened himself before the country
at large by his attitude against re
ciprocity with Canada, as President
Taft has gained friends through his
.bold advocacy of It, it seems fairly
certain La Follette will oppose Taft
for the Republican nomination.
"La Follette will not be nominat
ed; he may make a rather small
showing of strength, but oue exceed
ingly important fact must bo remem
bered: As La Follette now leads the
little band of Senators who constitute
the balance of power in that body,
so his followers will hold the balance
in an election for President."
"With that fact in mind," contin
ues The State, "let us consider the
significance of the closing lines of
William Bayard Male's article on La
Follette in The World's Work for
A visitor had long to wait for
his turn. "I come to shake the
hand of the next President," he
"Thank you very much," said
the Senator in his best manner ai d
with his extra-expansion smile.
"Thank,you very much for your
good wishes for me. But as I
wiish you well too I must advise
you that If you want to strike the
right man, you had better shake
hands with a few dor.en other gen
"Is it worth while to go to the
other end of Pennsylvania Avenue,
Senator," quizzed the visitor.
"Well," replied the Senator, "it's
a very hot day, and that is a Ions
trip. But don't forget to go to
Trenton, New Jersey." ,
"The leader of the Republican In
surgents tell a visitor that if he would
be sure to shake hands with the next
President he must be sure tc shake
hands wilth Woodrow Wilson. A sen
tence of such significance to Demo
crats has not been spoken since
Grover Cleveland's first campaign. It
means, if it means anything, that if
the Democrats nominate a clean,
strong, progressive man whose sin
cerity for government in behalf of
the multitude can not be questioned,
the Insurgent Republicans will not
permit Mr. Taft to triumph at the
One-half Cent a Word
Found Notices Free.
For Sale?Two cheap mules. See R.
J. Jeffords, 110 Whitman St. 620m
Lost?A plain gold bracelet, with
initials E. O. W. Reward for re
turn to this office. 6-15-tf.
Wanted.?An elderly couple as care
takers on my farm near Jamison.
Comfortable home. Good water.
Healthy. Apply to E. J. Wanna
maker, Oramgeburg, S. C. 6-29-tf
Wanted to hear from several young
men in Rowesville, Holly Hill, St.
Matthews, Springfield and Branch
ville, who would like to make some
money. The Times and Democrat.
Lost?Between J. C. Ransdale's and
the post office soall round "De
cora" pin. A small reward offer
ed. Finder will leave same at Sims
Book Store. 6-27-2*
Have your grates reset in summer
time. Do riot wait for cold weath
er to do the work. Large stock of
grates on hand. Dukes and
Ice! Ice! Ice! I have opened my Ice
House for the summer and will be
pleased to serve my old as well as
new patrons with Ice. Look out
tor my wagon. J. B. Kelley.
Hardwood mantels, Tiles, Frames
and Grates. Large stock to se
lect from. Write for catalogue
and pri.ces. Prompt shipments
Dukes and Rhodes, Orangeburg,
S. C. tf.
For Sale?One 30 H. P. Boiler; one
25 H. P. Engine Continental, two
70 saw gins, elevator, press, shaft
ing, belts etc. Can be seen at W.
L. Mack's farm, Cordova, S. C, or
W. F. Smoak, Cordova, S. C.
For Sate?60 horse gin and feeder
and condenser. In good condition.
IWill exchange same for SO saw gin,
or self packing press, in good con
dition. Will also buy press, also
40 saw gin. V. J*. Gue, Norway,
S C. 6-20-lm
Dukes and Rhodes, Marble works,
Italian and Vermont marble, the
best monumental store. All work
?finished at Orangeburg, S. C.
Large stock to select from home
enterprise. So Bee us before you
place your order. Can save you
money. Dukes and Rhodes, tf
Wanted to hear from anyone inter
ested in thirty-three acre farm
mile from Orangeburg. Also any
one who wants to buy any kind of
farm, any location, large or small.
If you have a farm for sale let us
know We can sell it quickly. W<*
have hundreds of farms for sale
in South Carolina and Georgia,
some exceptional bargain*. The
Southern Realty Co., St. Matthews,
Representing as I do one of the
largest and best equipped marble
Companies in the South I am
prepcied to offer special in
ducements to prospective purchas
ers of monuments and tomb-stones
to mark the graves of their dead.
Will give the erection of monu
ments personal attention and
guarantee all material and work
manship. Just a card to me stat
ing vour wants will mean for me
to call on you and show you de
signs and material. J. R. Smith,
Cordova, S. C.
Those who desire to save their
lands from being sold under Decree
in the Fire Insurance case on Sales
day, July 3rd, may do so by making
settlement prior to thai. time. Mr.
Wm .W. Wannamaker of Orangeburg,
S. C, Is authorized to make settle
ment with anyone who may desire to
settle in advance. If payment is de
ferred till Salesday, there will be
one or two small items of cost added.
This arrangement with Mr. Wanna
maker is made on account of my ab
sence from my office during the lat
ter part of this month.
S. T. Lanham,
6-29-2. Master Spartanburg Co.
Notice of Discharge.
On the 31st day of July, 1911, 1
will file my final account as Guardian
of John H. Owen, with the Judge of
Probate for Orangeburg county, and
will thereupon ask for my final dis
charge. Sam E. Owen,
June 27, 1911. Guardian.
Rain is still badly needed in all sec
tions of the State.
the Fourth coolly, comfortably and
still be smanly dressed, you should
be wearing a suit of short length
underwear, one of our straw hats
and a negillee shirt from our stocks.
We have the undeiwear, the
shirts 50c to $1.50, the neckwear
25c to 50c, the hose, 25c to $1.00,
needed to make you cool, well
dressed and comfortable.
Have us show you our stocks.
Renneker & Riggs
THE FASHION SHOP. .
John H. Schacte
Fruits and Vegeta
bles in Season.
GIVE HIM A CALL
Russell St. - - Orangeburg. S. C.
We Want Each One of the Several Thousand Readers of
This Paper Carefully to Read What Follows.
It will pay you to do so. THE MARCHANT MUSIC CO. offers to the people of this
section a rare opportunity to secure a high grade piano at a low price, and we want you to
understand just why we can afford to do so at this particular time. The explanation is simple.
From Tune 3rd to 10th, there was held in Chicago the greatest Piano Exposition ever held
in the world. President Taft opened the show and over 1000 pianos especially manufactured
for the occasion were on exhibition. Every piano expert, manufacturer, and dealer of any
note in both the United States and Canada were present to inspect these exposition instruments.
Naturally, the pianos exhibited were the best products of the various factories, because all the
marvelous skill of the master piano builders of the world were concentrated on the pianos shown
at this exposition. These exposition pianos and marvels of architectural and tonal beauty and
were eagerly sought by dealers.
Mr. D. H. Marchant, head of this company was in attendance upon this exposition, a.nd
being an expert himself and being right on the ground, was enabled to secure some extraor
dinary bargains. Twenty-five of these splendid pianos were bought by him and are now daily
arriving at our warerooms. Because they were bought at reduced figures, we seil them at low
figures, either cash or on time. The reasonable terms which the "public has enjoyed in the past,
we now offer on these exposition pianos.
If you want to see the highest expression of the piano-maker's art which has ever been
brought to South Carolina, call and inspect these magnificient instruments for your-self. If you
want a specially made piano at a low figure, this is your opportunity.
The following world leaders are represented: KNABE, KRANICH & BACK, BUSH &
LANE, HAINES BROS., KRAKAUER, LAUTER, WESER BROS., LUDWIG, TONK,
FOSTER, POOLE, JOHNSON and the Columbus Piano Co's. famous little "BOUDOIR".
Several Player pianos are among the lot at figures which must compel attention. The Player
- piano is undoubtedly the piano of the future. Call to see these artistic pianos whether you want
to buy or not. They are worth seeing, and we are proud to show them. Let us demonstrate
the Inner-Player for you.
Marchant Music Co.
53 Elast Russell St..Orangeburg, S. C
'We Want Good Agents
To solicit subscriptions and present our various Clubbing,
Magazine, Map and Book Offers with
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i, Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
three times every week, almost a daily,
Only $1.00 A Year
With your own conveyance, you can work all the rural
routes and small towns and rural communities in your sec
?on- . mm. uLi u~*?L.
$5.00 to $7.50 Per Day
Can be made on this splendid proposition.
If you will write at once, you may be first in your field
and secure big orders. Write for an outfit '.oday. All agents'
supplies are furnished free. Give good references.
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Account Fourth of July travel Southern Railway announces
greatly reduced rates from all points, tickets will be on sale July
1, 2, 3 and 4, limited to reach original starting point returning
not later than midnight July 8th, 1911.
Rock Hill, S C.
Account Winthrop College Summer School. Tickets will be
sold July 11th, 12th and 13th, limited July 21st, 1911.
Monteagle and Sewanee, Tenra.
Account Monteagle Bible School and Monteagle Sunday
?School Institute, tickets will be sold Juno 30th, July 1st. Sth,
15th, 22nd, 29th, August 11th, 12th, and ISth, 1911, limited to
reach original starting, point returning not later than Septem
ber 5th, 1911.
Atlantic City, N. J
Account Grand Lodge, B. P. O. E. Ti< kets on sale July 7th.
Sth and 9th, limited to reach original st irting point returning
not later than July 20th, 1911.
Atlantic City, N0 J.
Account International Convention, United Society of Christian
Endpavor, tickets on sale July 3rd, 4th and 5th, limited to
reach original starting point returning not larter than midnight
of July 19th. 1911.
Account National Colored Primitive naptist Convention of U.
S. A., tickets on sale July 17th and 18th, limited to reach orig
inal starting point returning not later than midnight July 2Cth,
For information as to rptes, etc., apply to Ticket Agents or
J. L. MEEK, W. E. McGEE,
Asst. Genl. Pass. Agent, Division Pass, Agent,
ATLANTA, GA. CHARLESTON, S. C.
International Convention, United Society Chris- |
tian Endeavor; Atlantic City.
July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, 1911.
On account of the above occasion THE AT
LANTIC COAST LINE will sell round trip
tickets on July 3, 4 and 5, from
Orangeburg to Atlantic City
with re'urn limit July 19, but tickets may be ex
tended to August 15 th by deposit with joint Agent
and payment of $1.00.
For further particulars, schedules, reservations,
S. A. DANTZLER. Ticket Agent, Orangeburg, S. C.
T. C. WHITE,.General Passenger Agent
W. J. CRAIG,.Passenger Traffic Manager
WILMINGTON, N. C.
Automobiles for Seile Cheap.
Aa we are to dissolve partnership we have the following cars on
hand that we must get rid of in the next $0 days, so now is your
chance to get a good bargain.
We have on hand three second hand Maxwell Runabouts that
we will sell cheap and we will guarantee every car to be In first class
condition and will come up to exactly what we chdm. .Two of the cars
have been repainted and overhaule carefu'lly; the other car is as good
We also have one Brush runabout foir $200 that is in A No. 1
One Demot car that cost us $550 will sell for $300. This is a
One Overland touring car as good asi new, sells for $1200, car
has been used for demonstration purposes only, wiU take $900 for it
All of the above cars can be seen at our garage and will be dem
onstrated to you at any time. .Come to see us at once for ihey must
go and you may bo able to buy a good car at the right price.
Write or 'Phone.
Culler & SaJley.
Orangeburg, S. C,
for next fall and higher prices. Or
mgeburg dirt is on the move. Buy
now and reap the profit yourself.
How many people can you count on
your fingers that have lost their mon
ey in buying Real Estate.
Think of how Orangeburg County
is increasing in population every
year. And do you think they will
ever leave this grand old county of
Orangeburg, thinking they can buy
hotter farms that will produce bet
ter cotton, corn, wheat or oats than
this grand old county?
How much Real 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 coast*
ty. This !.'s.nn is close up, property
on one of the best country rouds in
the State, five miles south of Orange
burg on the Charleston road. Aboat
one million feet of good pine lumber
and one good saw mill and cotton gin
in good repair, 603 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,