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SPECIAL JULY PRICES
Monday 24th and Continuing Until
Babies Slippers and Oxfords, regular price, 75c and $ I, sale price,
50c and 75c.
Misses; Slippers and Oxfords, regular price $1, 1.50 and 2.00, sale
price 75c, 1.10 and 1.60.
Ladies Slippers and Ozfords, sale price, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00, 2.50 and
3.00. sale price, 80c, 1.10, 1.60. 1.98 and 2.39.
All Men's Low Cut Shces at a reduction of 33 1-3 per cent. off.
All Men and Boys Sun nier Clothing at a reduction of 33 1-3 per
All Summer,Cotton and Worsted Dress Goods at manufacturer's
50 dozen Baby's and Children's Socks in black, white, tan and all
colois at 7c a pair.. Some fit good on the heel. 15c stiaight and none
less than 10c a pair.
Going to make a clean sweep of
everything in the Summer line. Am
compelled to do this to make room for
the great Winter stock that I am going
to carry. .
Geo. V. Zei
Orangeburg, S. C.
John Wanamaker, whose
life has been insured for a
million and a half, once said:
From the day an honest
man pays the first premium
for life insurance, that first
receipt of his gives a new
impulse, a new light to his
eye and a new hope to his
The late Grover^Cleve
Get a policy and then
hold on to it. It means
self-respect; it means that
nobody will have to put
something in a hat tor you
or your dependent ones.
Dr. Lyman Abbott said:
One could easily bear to
take his wife and children
down with him Into poverty
so long as he could be with
them to help carry the load
but to go off to his eternal
rest and leave them to go
down into poverty and to
fight the wolf from the
door, what more terr'ble
The] Rev. T. De Witt
It is a mean thing to go
up to heaven while your
family go to the poorhouse.
When they are out at the
elbows the thought of your
splendid sfobe in Heaven
will not keep them warm.
The minister may preach a
splendid sermon over your
remains, and the quartette may sing like four angels alighted in the
organ loft, hut your death will be a swindle.
ZEIGLER & DIBBLE
Orangeburg, S. C.
EN TIE WORLDc
The Best Buggy on Earth.
is what we claim ours is. We don'i
care what you pay yon cannot get a
handsomer, easier riding, better built
carriage.. Take a look at it.. The
more you know about buggies and
their values, the more yon wUl ad
mire ours and the more you wiU ap
preciate the moderation of our prices.
We hare just recieved a car load of
Buggies.. Also another lot of Batter
ies. . Call and get y yar supply before
they are gone.
L. E. RILEY.
SP3^RT-A.lSrSTJHC3-, SOUTH CAROLINA.
HENRY X. SXYDER, President.
A real college with high standards of scholarship and character.
Excellent equipment. Unsurpassed health conditions. Expenses mod
erate. Loan funds for worthy students. Fifty-eigth session begins
September 20th. Write for catalogue.
J. A. GAME WELL, Secretary.
WOFFOED COLLEGE FTTTHSTG- SiCHOOL.
A high-grade preparatory school for boys. Small classes. Individ
ual attention. $155 pays all expenses. Next session September 20th.
A. MASON DaPBE, Headmaster.
Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Sims Book Store for the best stationery I
PRESIDENT RIGGS CALL TO THE
In View of the Recent Proposition of
Mr. D. H. Marchant, Jr., in Regard
to Clemson Funds.
Clemson College, July 15th.
Editor Times and Democrat:
[ It is not my custom to write for
the newspapers in regard to.' Clem
son College, of which I ^have the
ronor to ,be Prej'deat. II is Uiy
place to run the College with what
ever funds are provided, and not seek
to provide or protect those funds
from political aggression. However,
on the occasion of my visit to my
home county several friends asked
me to give to the looal papers facts
which I mentioned in conversation.
I am breaking a fixed rule to write
this interview for the benefit of my
I have no quarrel with Mr. Mar
chant in regard to his plan to give
$125,000 of the fertilizer tag tax
to the rural schools, and no appre
hension as to the outcome. Similar
propositions have been made every
year of the fifteen that I have been
at Clemson. Sometimes it has been
proposed to give a part of the tag
tax to Winthrop, sometimes to public
schools, sometimes to the rural
schools, and Mr. Edwards' bill before
the last session of the Legislature,
was to establish an Agricultural
School in every Congressional Dis
trict. Such propositions have fail
ed to get a favorable report from the
Judiciary Committee of the General
Assembly, for the simple reason that
any such division of the tag tax would
be in violation of the Federal Con
stitution that prohibits the levying of
a special class of commodity tax for*
purposes of revenue.
This question was fully fought out
In the celebrated Patapsco and Amer
ican Fertilizer Co. cases in North
Carolina. Here the State Agricul
tural Department was doing fertilizer
analysis and inspection, and so long
as the act providing for this work
carried with it no appropriation of
the funds arising therefrom to other
institutions or enterprises, the law
was undisturbed. But as soon as the
North Carolina Legislature passed an
act giving a part of the tag tax to
an educational interest of the*State
and to the Colored State Fair, the
Supreme Court declared the tax un
oonstitutional, because of its obvious
purpose to raise a revenue.
However, in these same celebrated
cases, the Court decided that it was
not within Its purview to say that
there should exist an equality In
the cost of the inspection and analy
sis, and the revenue arising from the
tax, so long as the purpose of the tag
tax was to protect the class who paid
Now the South Carolina law pro
viding for the Inspection and analy
sis of fertilizers puts this work upon
Clemson College, and so. long as the
College alone receives and uses the
tag tax, the Court cannot well raise
the question of Its legality, because
Inspection and analysis is the exer
cise of a proper police function, and
is to that extent constitutional. The
farmers are receiving a service and
naying for It at a rate fixed hy the
If now the Legislature should pass
an act giving to the schools or to
any other Interest z. part of the tag
tax, the entire revenue would be an
nulled. Mr. Marohant's project would
get no benefit, Cemson College would
be hurt, the farmers would be de
prived of protection in the purchase
of their fertilizers, until matters were
again put in shape to stand the test
of the Court.
It can be truthfully said that the
farmer does not spend twenty-five
cents in any way that brings him
so large a return as the twenty-five
cents that he pays for his fertilizer
inspection and analysis, granting that
he and not the manufacturer, pays
the tax. This applies to every farm
er who uses a ton of fertilizer, In
cluding the farmers of the Pine Hill
section, whose large purchases of
fertilizers are indicative of their
thrift and good judgment. Every
farmer gets his "money worth' in
the protection afforded him in this
purchase of fertilizer, whether he
sends a son to Clemson or not. If he
sends a boy, he receives that benefit
in addition to, and not instead of,
what he is paying for, by the tag
T do not know of a single State
without laws requiring inspection and
analysis, and without such laws,
Sout'i Carolina would be the dump
ing ground for worthless stuff that
could not be sold elsewhere. It is
easy to make fertilizers worth $5.fifl
less per ton to the farmer, >and he
would make a bad business bargain,
if he swapped off his present efficient
protection, which costs him 25 cents
per ton, for an uncertainty in the
quality, which might amount to 50
times that much.
To interfere with the tag tax, or to
sock to divert it from Clemson Col
lege, would not only be a bad busi
ness, but bad faith as well. Clemson
College is founded upon a covenant
with the people. Back in the eigh
ties, when the friends of agricultural
education were seeln'ng to establish
an Agricultural College, and could
find no way to provide the funds for
it, they promised the fanners that
if they would give 25 cents a ton.
the Trustees would not only protect
them in the purchase of their fer
tilizers by a efficient method of in
spection and anaylsis, but would
build nad maintain a College for the
education of their sons.
Carrying out this promise, the Col
lege has in 21 years created a plant
worth over a million dollars; has had
an enrollment of nearly 10,000, and
is now returning in public agricul
tural service to South Carolina,
nearly $100,000 of its receipts from
the tag tax. The College itself uses
for operation only about $120,000
from the fertilizer tax, and $40,000
from other sources. The balance
of the tag tax goes into public ser
Ivlce, and completion of the College
As the fertilier tax increases, if
it does, it is the purpose and policy
of the administration to put the in
crease, not into the College work,
but into the public work? into the
work that teaches the farmer on the
farm?that carries the College to the
people. It is my hope to see not on
ly the present large sum now expend
ed for public work maintained, .but
to see it doubled or tripled?if the
increase in the tax but justifies ad
With the building of its plant com
pleted, the College eould without
injury to its educational features,
put all but $150,000 from the tag
tax Into public agricultural service,
and Intends to do it. It is hard for
some good people to understand that
Clemson's service is not confined to
the College campus, but is State wide
in its scope.
The following financial statement
shows clearly bow the money received
by the College was expended during
the fiscal year which closed with
this last July 1st:
. Expended for public
Work & Agr'l Experi
For additional shop
and laboratory equip
For building and per- ,
manent improvements. 42,791,36
For additional land
for Farm. 16,825.50
For operating expen
ses of College. $155,452.43
Clemson received from the fertili
zer tax during the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1911,$264,374.08. The re
mainder come from the Federal gov
ernment , the Clemson Bequest, and
miscellaneous minor sources.
The ambition of the President and
the Board of Trustees is to make
Clemson College the greatest Agricul
tural and '.Mechanical College in the
Southern States, and we have no
apology to make for this ambition.
Our Agricultural people represent the
largest element of our population
and the profession of Agriculture is
paramount in South Carolina. I be
lieve that our farmers will demand
a College second to none in the State
?a College which shall offer to those
of their sons who have capacity and
ambition, an education at reason
able cost?an education as good as
any that can be obtained elsewhere.
Attacks upon the College and
plans to divert its resorces come of
tenest from persons who pay no part
of its income, and who are not identi
fied with the farming interest of the
State. They often come from men or
parties seeking to ride into political
office. This is a significant fact
which our agricultural people should
bear in mind.
I have known from boyhood the
young Mr. Marchant, who so enthusi
astically favors this plan for the Im
provement of the schools of the State.
I give him credit for the same sincer
ity of motive that I claim for myself.
However, I am sure that upon a clo
er examination and study, he will
find that his proposal is both imposs
ible and unwise. Impossible, because
of the legal obstacles I have outlined
and unwise, because if it could 'be con
consummated, It would give a mere
|pltt|ance to each townsfhip, would
cu' off the public service for which
the people are coming to look to the
College, and would stop the growth
of Clemson into that great scienti
fic Institution of which every citizen,
and especially everf farmer, could
well be proud.
It is not my purpose to enter into
any controversy on this subject?
this is merely a frank statement
made for the .benefit of the people of
my home county, and I trust also
that it may save Mr. iMarchant
from work, which however well in
tended, must of very necessity end
in failure. His enthusiasm should
be directed into more fruitful and
W. M. Riggs, ?
President, Clemson Agricultural Col
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 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 otfice 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 can fill the
office to the complete satisfaction of
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
office, determined to 'devote my best
energies to the advancement of our
city. Yours truly,
O. K. Wilson.
For sale .price 50c. Postage 10c.
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232 and 234 King, and 203 Meeting Streets, Charleston, S. C.
I The Arcade Department Store.
The Largest Wholesale and Retail Mail Order
House in the South.
SPF(PI AI ? J^e are members of the Charleston
01 ?jVlr\*-i"""Refund Association, and will pay
your Railroad fare to Charleston if you shop here. In
addition we guarantee you better values and greater
varieties to choose from than you will find outside of
the Great Market Centres.
CLOSING OUT SUMMER STOCKS
We are overstocked with Spring and Summer
Merchandise of every kind: Tailor-Made Suits, Silk
and Lingerie Dresses, Children's Dresses, Ladies
Waists, Walking Skirts, Dry Goods and Notions,
Floor Coverings, Lace Curtains, Shoes, Millinery,
Gents Furnishings, Etc.
to accomplish t.-J is e h ave placed the entire stock on sale
I From a Quarter to a Half Less Than Original Price, f
Pay us a visit. Write for Samples or send us an open
order. We will attend to it as carefully as if you
were here in person.
A Batch of News From That Enter
Cameron, July, 18, 1911. Special
?.Miss Mamie Hoffman of Orange
burg is the guest of Mrs. Walter Til
ley this week.
Messrs. Hipp and Shoemaker of
Elloree, are spending some time with
their college chum, Mr. Bates Houck
Misses. Lula and Annie May White
of Charleston are on a visit to their
aunt, Mrs. E. R. Dunning.
Messrs. Herbert and Boyce Galphin
of Georgia, are visiting their Aunt
Mrs. F. I Culler.
The many friends of Marion Rast
Jr., regret to Tcnow that he is quite
ill with typhoid fever.
Mts. Will C. Tucker of Columbia is
on a visit to ber parents Mr. and Mrs.
Mr and Mrs. H. H. Cauthen and
family, Mrs. S. J. Walker and Mr.H.
W. Walker tan)d children of Fort
Motte came over in, their car and
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Will
The Newberry College Reunion
held at Mt. Lebaron on last Friday
I was quite a success. Several dis
' tinguished speakers were present and
I a delightful dinner was served on the
Mr. Harvey Taylor is in the moun
tains of North Carolina for a summer
The beautiful country home of Mrs
Will Taylor has been the scene of a
gay house party this week. The roy
al hospitality of Mrs. Taylor is known
throughout the Orangeburg section
und fortunate indeed are those in
cluded among her friends. Among
the social events "planned in honor
of the guests was a recep*Lon at tue
home of Mrs. E. P. Dunning on Mon
day afternoon from 5 to 7. A lawn
party at the home of Mrs. Taylor
which included over one hundred, in
vited guests. Among those enjoying
the house party are: Misses Daisy
Murphy, of Midway, Minnie Casque,
of Florence;Dorothy Zimmerman, of
Cameron and Annie Rickenltaker, of
Dr. A. B. Walker of Columbia is
visiting his daughter Mrs. Will Tay
The Giving of Good Values
is not a matter of mere inclination but
the result of organized effort. To de
monstrate our position we ask you to
drop in and let us show you some of
the good things.
No. 1,75 pes good lawns, white and black, 5c
No. 2, new lot Val Laces and Insertions, pretty. 5c.
No. 3, 1 case 36 in Cambric, good and soft, 13 yd. $1.
No. 4, I ca se 36 in Bleaching, soft and very fine, 11 yd. $ 1.
No. 5, lot of good quality colored lawns, 8c.
No. 6, lot fine linen towels, elegant values. $2.75 dozen.
No. 7, 50 dozen extra fine huck towels at 10c.
No. 8, 10 pcs. 18 in Swiss Embroidery flouncing 25c yd.
No. 9, 27 in Sea Island Homespun at 4c yd.
No. 10, standard apron check ginghams, 5c )d.
Vacant Scholarships in The Citndel,
The Military College of South
Carolina, Charleston, S. C.
Two (2) Vacancies in the Benefic
iary Scholarships in the Citadel from
Orangeburg County will be filled by
competitive examinations on August
For full information concerning
these scholarships address The Super
intendent, at The Citadel, Charleston,
Next session begins September
The Citadel offers coures in Civil
Engineering, English, Chemistry and
Physics. Degrees of Be S. and C. E.
It Is designed by the War Depart
ment as one of the distinguished mil
itary institutions, one of whose grad
uates receives a commission in the TJ.
S. Army. 7-4-4t.
These 10 specials are goods very
much underpriced. We are receiving
daily large shipments of early Fall
merchandise. Getting in just what
you will need for your Fall sewing in
getting your boy and girl ready for go
ing away to college. Remember we
pay very speciai attention to just such
needs and ask you to drop in.