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IN FOB CONDITION UNDER POST
How Has Rural Routes, City Deliv?
ery, Night Clerk and Postal Bank.
Increase of Ten Years.
^The growth of the Orangteburg
post office, in all of Its various de
partments, haa been steady and re
veals interesting figures. The ser
vice at the local post office is ex
cellent and it Is mainly due to the
nntiring efforts and constant super
vision of Allie D. Webster, Orange
burg's efficient postmaster.
Ten years ago, in addition to the
postmaster's salary, there was an al
lowance of $4 70 for local clerk hire
provided .by the department in Wash
ington. At the present time the of
fice employs e. total of 18 men, each
one of whom are now upon the ros
ter rolls of the post office depart
ment. In addition to the post mas
ter, there are six clerks employed in
the office, one of whom has been
assigned to all night duty. This
aight clerk service being necessary
by reason of the tremendous increase
of mail handled at the local post
office. At present bhere is no pas
senger train passing Onangeburg on
either the Atlantic Coast Line rail
road or Southern railway that does
not bring mail to and carry mail
from this office.
Instead of one rural mail carrier
ten year* ago, four additional routes
have since been established, diverg
ing out in ail directions. These car
piers, with "the exception of two,
handle over 5,000 pieces of mail
each month, and the average monthly
sale of stamps by each carrier to
their patrons amounts to more than
$10 per month. The nfumber Of
?amilies served by these five rural
mall carriers within their districts
are 687 and a total of 2,400 peo-j
On June 1st, 1907, a city mail de
livery service was Installed, the work
of which was to be performed by
three letter carriers. Within two
weeks after the service was inaugu
rated it was fully demonstrated that
the work was too great for perform-,
ance by three carriers. An' addition
al carrier was immediately granted
the office and at the present time!
four carriers deliver on an average
each month of over 80 000 pieces
of mail within the city and collect
tiherefrom an average each month of
over 11,000 pieces. The area cover
ed by the city mail delivery service
13 estimated as a little less than
three square miles, the carriers serv
ing a population of a little more,
than 5,5CO people. Each of the car
riers deliver daily an average of 72
1-2 pounds of. mall in each of their
respective districts, and make an
average of 218 stops each day.
The money order .business of the
local post office three years ago
amounted <T? actual figures to $74,
$125,729.12 and the office is at pres
che money order business reached
$125,729.12 and the office is a pres
ent doing a money order business of
As to the registry business, the in
crease is very marked, the office hav
lr.6 dispatched for the year ending
June 30, 1907, 944 pieces, while at
present the number of registers dis
patched Is over 3,0CO per yea,r. A
similar increase in the volume of
business is also shown in the num
ber of registers received and han
dled in trans.. through the local of
fice. > ! .
The Orangeburg post office force
hand'ed, by actual count, during the
month of May of this year 286,225
pfeces of mail, of wihieh amount
134,380 pieces were received at this
office and 151,845 pieces dispatched.
The postal receipts of the local
post offlco and increase ,during the
past ten years is shown in the fol
Year. Amount. Increase.
1901. ... . . . 7,603.42 $ 346.27
1902. 7,970.58 367.16
1903. 8.311.55 340.97
On June 26th there was installed
at the local post office a postal sav
ings system and deposits are' now
?being regularly accepted. The Edis
to Savings Bank has been named as
the postal savings depository for this
The plans for the new public
building have been drawn, submitted
to Postmaster Webster and approv
ed with slight changes and actual
operation in the construction of this
post office building will commence
on the first of the year 1912. The
original appropriation of $5 0.000 for
this building was made by Congress
three years ago, but the delay in
the construction of the building has
been brought about because of the
asking for an additional appropria
tion of $10,000, which was granted
last year. The sit* for the publt?
building was purchased at a price
of $10,000, leavrng $50,000 with
which to erect and then equip
the post office building. The site
selected is easily accessible and when
the building is completed, with its
basement, main and messanine floors,
will present a handsome and improv
ing appearance; The building will
in all probability be constructed of
pressed brick and granite. The
buiding -will be located upon the cor
ner of Church street and Court House
I announce myself a candidate for
Alderman for the City of Orange
burg at the election to be held Sept.
12, 1911, Respectfully,
I ! D- H- Farchant.
:.VEWS OP BOWMAN*.
A Gene:.*al "Write-Up Prcn That Host*
Bowman, July 21?Special: Some
of Bowman's folk have left for the
more genial climate in the moun
tain resorts In North Carolina for
some days of rest and recreation.
Among those who left are: Mrs. M.
L. Jaokson, Romeo and Golden
Jacksoi, Mrs. P. E. Levy and child
ren, M^rs. S. H. Flair, Mrs. J. D. Stro
man, Mrs. Sallie Smith, Mrs. D. B.
Berry, Dr. and Mrs. D. E. Connor
and dSiUghter Fairey, and Miss Ida
Biewer. Others will follow later on
before the season cJoaes. Misses
Lurine and Carina Huth left this
morning for a visit to friends In Co
A goodly number of citizens here
about attended the two picnics >es
terday, one at Bethel church and
the other near Providence church,
the major part going to the later
place. All report a pleasant time.
Crops have improved wonderful
of late and corn will not be quite as
short as was thought a short time
ago. Some ? sections suffered more
than others, especially where the
crowding system was in vogue. The
yield of this grain crop as a whole
where not crowded too much will
be compartively satisfactory. As to
cotton "it beats the bruid," and in
making this statement the writer is
not exaggerating one Whit. In a
daily travel of 25 miles not one field
of poor cotton is seen. It stands
as a fellow stated once to the writer
about liquor, it is all good .better
The poor housewife has had a
time getting up a vegatafble dinner
quite a while back, but light is now
dawning and some seasonable vege
tables are now being placed on the
The Town Council has got a move i
on it. recently on the much needed
street improvements. Intendent Mit
tle has outlined the work to consid
erable advantage some of the side
streets getting a share of the work
now being done.
Watermelons and fruit of all kind
are abundantly numerous now a, days
and the demand on such .produce is
indeed nominal. The melon crop al
though some days late Is the best
for .a number of years, some extra
fine specimens of this fruit are seen
on s.ll sides. Notwithstanding late
spring frosts the peach crop Is much
bett'ir than usual, the fruit being
mora perfect and free of worms. A
considerable quantity are being put
up for whiter use.
The protracted meeting commenc
ed at Ebonezer last Sunday is still
in progress. Pastor Henry is being
associated in these services by Rev.
Sam E. Rose of Honea Path. There
has been some good preaching at this
meeting and it is hoped that much
go<vi will result.
The medical' fraternity of this sec
tion, are idle so to speak compared
wit'i that of last summer so 'ir,
and it is hoped that the health of
this community will continue good
till the fever season is over.
? ? ?
Eutawville Bank Organized.
The Bf.nk of Eutawville was or
ganized at Eutawville on Tuesday by
the election of the following direc
tors: E. H. Pringle, Jr., of Charles
ton; J. I. Hlnnunt, of St. George;
B. Hart Moss of Orangeburg; T. S.
Gelzer, A. J. Tindal, P. F. West, J.
F. Felder, F. W. Shuler, W. H.
Slnkler ?and Dr. E. 0. Horger, of
Eutawville and. F. W. Cely of Fer
guson . The (board of directors
elected the following officers: E. H.
Pringle, Jr., president; J. F. Felder,
vice (president; J. L. Hlnnant, cash
ier, and Moss & Lide, of Orangeburg
attorneys. President Pringle Is as
sistant cashier of the Bank of Char
leston and J. L-Hinnant was former
ly saststant cashier of the Bank of
Victim of Painful Accident.
S. B. Bailey, one of the Southern
railway's oldest section masters,
was the victim of a very painful ac
cident near Sally while going down
a grade with his push car loaded
with rail. He was standing on the
car and without a moments notice
the car jumped the track, throwing
him head foremost in the centre of
the track, he strking his head on a
tie, inflicting a severe wound. He
was unconscious for thirty minutes.
Dr. Paul A. Phillips dressed the
wound. Mr. Bailey is resting very
Hn? Located Here.
Dr. J. A. Parker, who at one time
lived and practised his profession at
Branchville, has taken up his resi
dence in this city, and will practice
here. Dr. Parker is anxious to es
tablish a hospital here, and will do
so if given the proper encourage
ment. The need of a hospital here
has been pointed out time and again
by the residential physicians, and
they will give r>r. Parker cordial sup
port should he undertake such an en-1
terprise in this city.
Killed by Fall.
R. R. Ennis, originally of Michi
gan, but for some years a resident
of this city, was killed instantly by
a fall from a trestle which he was
working upon near Athens, Ga. His
.body was sent to Orangeburg and
funeral services will be held in the
Presbyterean church today at 10 o'
clock and burial will be immediate
ly after at Sunnyside. He leaves a
wife and several children.
Predicts Falling AVeather.
Rain and plenty of it is predicted
throughout the country by the
weather bureua for this week. Cool
er weather will follow the down
pours in the beginning of the week,
but the cool wave will give way to
no unreasonably hot weather is ex
pected. Watch and see how near
the weather man comes to making
a correct weather guess.
STATE UNION MEETS
CONVENTION OPENS IN COLUM
Addresses Will Be Made by Promi
nent Speakers From This and Oth
The regulajr annual meeting of
the' South Carolina State Farmer's
Union will be held in the city of Co
lumbia in the ball of the House of
Representatives tomorrow afternoon
at half-past four o'clock and will
continue through Thursday.
This will be in some respects one
of the most important union meet
ings ever held in this State. Many
matters of importance to the organ
ization and to the agricultural in
terests in yeneral will come up for
J. B. O'Neall Holloway, State or
ganizer, has labored hard for the ben
efit of the union. It is expected that
the work of the organization de
partment will ,be continued and
broadened by putting more organiz
ers in the field.
Addresses will be made before the
State Union by Clarence Poe, editor
of Che Proguessive Farmer, and by
Dr. W. M. Riggs, president of Clem
son College, as shown on the pro
gramme. R. A. N. Wilson, of Mis
sissippi a well known Farmer's Un
ion speaker and field worker, fill al
so make an address some time during
All members of the union, whether
delegates or not, are invited to be
present. These addresses will doubt
less attract quite a number.
The programme for the annual
meeting of the State Unloi is as fol
Wednesday, 4.30 P. M., July 26.
Enrollment of delegates.
Appointment of committees.
Education, good of the order, me
Recess until 8.30 P. M.
IMinutes of previous session.
Communications, notices, memor
ials, resolutins, and other papers
to be referred to proper commit
Report of executive committee.
Reports of deputy organizers.
Address by Dr. W. M. Riggs, presi
dent of Clemson Colleye.
_ Recess until 9 A. M .
Thursday, 0 A. M., July 27.
Minutes for previous meeting.
Election of officers.
Report of committees.
Report from national meeting.
4.30 P. M.?'Address by Clarence
Poe, Editor of Progressive Farmer.
Orangeburg County will be repre
sented by the following delegates: J.
H. Claffy, Orangeburg; W. O. Tatum,
Cope; J. H. Price, North; J. D. Wig
gins, Holly Hill; E. L. Culler. Ray
UNION OFFICER'S SWOFD.
Found on Battlefield Will Be Re
turned to His Heirs.
A dispatoh from Milford, Mass.,
says Commander Henry Alonzo
Pond, of Miajor Emmons F. Fletcher
Post, No. 22, G. A. R., of that city,
Tuesday night received a letter from
O. K. Wilson of Orangeburg, S. C,
which reads in .part:
"I can place in the possession of
Jcihn Reed, of .Milford, iMass., if he
Is living, or of any of his relatives,
a sword picked up on the battlefield
after either the battle of the Wil
derness or Cold Harbor. The sword
[ is engraved John Reed, Milford,
Mass. L. H. Beckwith, who was 1st
sergeant of Company B, South Caro
lina caMalry, under Wade Hampton,
the noted Confederate commander
picked up the 'sword, and his son
now has it."
Th? dispptch says further that
Mr. Wilson also writes that he is a
Massachusetts boy, who went to
the South nine yeare ago, from
C'hicopee, and he inclosed a clipping
from a newspaper which says he is a
candidate for mayor of Grangeburg.
Commiander Pond says "the John
Reed referred to lived formerly Hi
Milford. He is de'ad. He served
two enlistments in the civil war and
had the rank of firsrt Weutenant.
First, he was with the 4Sth Massa
chusetts regiment and later with 4ne
57th iMassachusett's regiment. He
had an excellent war record. His
only living relative is Lawrence Reed
who for a number of years was
mayor of Woburn. Oommlana<r
Pond said that 'he will at once get
inito communication with Mayor
Reed and acquaint him with the of
Faust at the Theato.
The great opera Faust wall be
shown at the Theato on Wednesday
afternoon and night. Nothing need
be said of this magnificent play ana
the pictures Mat reprodnce It are
the most handsome pieces of pho
tography ever seen in this city. To
complete this excellent reproduction
two entire reels of films are required.
Pretty scenes and mysterious dis
appearances occur in this picture and
the pKay is well staged and costumed.
Those why fail to witness this picture
will miss something that is worth
while, that is instructive as well as
Shot in Crap Game.
Jake Mouzon shot and killed
killed Freddie Goldson at the plan
tation of Mr. Harley, near North,
on Sunday afternoon while engaged
in a crap game. The wound was in
flicted with a thirty-two calibre pis
tol and Goldson died from his Inju
ry on/ Monday afternoon. The ball
passed through the spinal cord, sev
ering the vertebra. Hot suppers
and crtap games are very unhealthy
amusements for the average color
ed male citizen.
PICNIC AT BETHEL.
Big Crowd Enjoys Day There Last
A children's service and picnic
was held at Bethel chuTch on the old
Charleston road, on Thursday, July
20th and quite a crowd was In at
tendance. The programme of the
hour was very taEtily arranged and
well rendered by the pupils of the
The first was a welcome by Mas
ter Marvin Hughes and a song by
little George Hughes, which would
have done credit to a Child much old
Next was a missionary dialogue,
"Why Not," by Bettle Hughes and
"The Finding of The Cross" was
next recited by Miss Annie Pearson,
in which she showed cr.reful prepa
ration and held the audience spell- |
No less did Miss Virgie Davis as
she recited "The Model Church"
while sweet music was softly ren
dered by the organist.
Last of the young people was
Marion Fairey, who gave us the
"First Settler's Story" In his own
free and easy manner, displaying his
accomplishment as a reader.
After this part of the programme,
we had two delightful addresses by
the Pastor, Rev. J. L. Phillips, and
Mr. M. A. Arant, better known as
"Uncle Mike," whom we all know
and love. They impressed beautiful
ly upon the chidren the Importance
of an' eary acceptance of Christ In
their lives as a means to happiess
ths world. After the doxology came
another important part of the pro
We were ushered to a table load
ed with the many good things to eat
as only the Bethel folks can serve,
assisted by some of their guests.
There was no lack of well-done pfgs,
as I myself beheld three and did not
find out how mauy were oehind me.
It is needless to say that we did jus
tice to the inner man.
After resting awhile, it was
thought that "all work and no play
makes Jack a dull ,boy" so the
amusement committee gave the pic
nickers a good time by some inno
cent amusement by the little folks.
The prize winners were Legare Pear
son, Willie Edwins, Kittie O'Cain,
Marion Bozard and Essie Myers. By
way of variety, croam and soft
drinks were served for the purpose
of putting a deep well on the church
^roundB. As the shadows began
deepen, the crowd slowly dispersed,
feeling that they had spent a delight
ful day. ' One Present.
Crop Conditions and Other General
Things of Interest.
Cope, July 20th. Special:?With
occasional showers from day to day
and cloudy weather following the
night a)re cool and Ipleasant, and
barring a change of scenery, the
folks at home are passing the sum
mer almost as pleasantly as those
who have gone to the mountains in
search of cool weather.
As this section has hen visited
by good seasons for the past three
weeks, the crops are now looking
exceptionally fine, and some of the
older folk say, it has been at least
thirty years since tihe prosceots
were so good as at thi3 time. Crops
are about laid by, some few having
only a day or two more plowing to
do, and protracted meetings are now
in force. There being one at Ca
naan Baptist church, and another at
Wesley Grove Methodist at this
City council has had a large force
of hands on the streets all this week,
and the sidewalks and alleys pre
sent, a much more desirable appear
ance and puts the town on a better
Fair Buildings Soon.
The directors of the Orangeburg
Coonty Fair Association met at the
city hall recently. Among the im
portant work of the meeting was the
ordering of a committee of three to
purchase lumber and erect buildings
for the fair. The first installment of
stock, 20 per cent., is coming in.
The work on the fair building will
be commenced shortly. Members of
the executive committee visited fair I
grounds at different cities in this
State that best ideas might be ob
tained. The next meeting of th? di
rectors wi'.l be held on August 2.
Drowns in the Edisto.
On Saturday afternoon, Toby Fel
der, an old colored man was drown
ed In the waters of the Edisto riv
er a few miles below this city. It
is reported that Toby, who was over
seventy years of age, jumped, into
the river to save the life of a boy
whom he thought was drowning. In
his efforts to reach the boy he over
taxed his strength, and as a conse
quence went down and was drowned.
The boy succeeding in reaching the
shore and saving himself.
Gentlemen Win from Ladies.
The baseball game between the la
dies and the gentlemen came off as
scheduled last Friday, and resulted
in a victory for the latter by the mar
gin of one run. The excitement was
fever high, when the umpire made
a close decision, and two excited
rooters attempted to mob him. In
self protection the umpire, Dr. T. A.
Jeffords, shot one of the belligerents,
who was carted off the field and the
game went merrily on.
The Lover's Hope.
"I live in hope," the lover cried.
Kneeling at the maiden's feet:
'Though now my pleas are all denied,
I shall live on hope, my sweet!"
"Go live on hope," her father said,
For he had heard the lover's plea;
"If hope will save you, go ahead,
For you shall never live on me."
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
PICKED UP ALL OVER TOWN BY
What Is Happening Here cud There.
Local Items of Personal Interest to
Faust at the Theato tomorrow.
Don't forget to-morrow is the day
for "Faust" at Theato.
Faust with music adapted from
the play at Theato to-morrow.
Messrs. Wallace and Clyde Whet
sell, of Bowman, were in town yes
|M:-s. Ella Seignuis is visiting her
daughter, (Mrs. Lawrence Rhem, at
A large umber of people went to
the Island Sunday to get away from
Our comic suplement will be due
again pretty soon. Is your paper
Dr. and Mrs. L. S. Wolfe and Fran
ces have returned home from a visit
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Jennings left
yesterday for several weeks stay at
Miss Ruth Ervin, of Hartsville, is
visiting at the home of A. W. Sum
mers, Esq., on Amelia Street.
Messrs. L. Bennett, Theo and R?s
sel Wolfe went to Charleston Friday
to assist the Charleston Concert
The cholera, which has made its
appearance in New York and Boston,
is a most deadly disease. We hope
it will be kept from spreading and
will not come this way.
All should join in making Orange
burg a city of 20,000 <by 1920. A
greater Orangeburg means a great
er ibuslness for each man.
Mr. D. H. Marchant announces his
candidacy for alderman of this city
in ito-day's ,paper. Mr. 'Marchant
will make a good man if elected.
The coloied baseball team of Cope,
played Barn well on Saturday at the
former's1 diamond, land boat the
Barnwell hoys by a score of 8 to 2.
Don't forget the Children's Day
Picnic at Gerizen Church near Vance
Saturday. Everybody is invited, and
will be expected *o come with bas
TVTr. Summers Dibbe, one of the
prosperous young merchants of
Springfield came over in his automo
bile Sunday t ovlsit his father and
In these days of rivalry and com
petition ao town Is better than the
town with a body of progressive,
keep-at-ft style of business men, who
are alive to the future.
?Mr. Hydrlck Smoak, of Cordova,
who has been visiting in Charleston
and among the sea islands for the
past few weeks, has returned home
after a most pleasant visit.
We are pleased to announce that
Mr: Herbert L. Gam1>atl, the very
efficient and courteous proprietor of
the Theato, has purchased one of the
best machines money can buy for
the popular photo-play house.
The services Sunday night were
conducted at the Presbytereanj
church by Rev. Bays. The services
next Sunday will be at the Lutheran
church and the services will ,be con
ducted by Rev. Wilson the pastor of
It is a source of great pleasure to
his large congregation that Rev. H.
W. Bays, D. D., the popular Pastor of
St. Paul Methodist church, is enjoy
ing such excellent health. He has
completely recovered from the attack
of last year.
We have heard a great many bus
iness men express themselves on the
subject and they all agree that $1,
800 paid the Superintendent of the
City Schools is good pay for eight
and a half month's work.
The following invitations have
been Issued: "Mr. and Mrs. Onan
Beverly Riley invite you to be pres
ent at the marriage of their daugh
ter, Maude Ann, to Mr. Andrew
Jackson Hydrlck, Junior, on the eve
ning of Wednesday, the twenty-sixth
of July, at half after eight o'clock, at
thoir residence, North, South Caro
Children's Day service and picnic
will be held at Gerizim Church, near
Vance, July 29th. Services will con
vene at ten o'clock a. m. Elegant
program by the school has been pre
pared. Rf. A. S. Leslie, Hon. J.
Rutledge Connor and ether promi
nent speakers will be present. Re
freshments will be served. All are
cordially invited to attend and a
grand time is anticpated.
Buggies, Surreys, ptc.
We havt just received two o<i?.v
loads of bug des and surreys; the
Parker and the Hercules. We 'also
Wave on hand a full supply of Vir
pinnia, Corbitf. Goldsboro, Brown,
etc. All these buggies are of the
latest styles, and prices reasonable
?$42.."0 and up.
When in need for harness, sad
dles, robes, etc., come around as we
can fit you up with <a stylish and
Give us a call before buying and
we will treat you rieht.
Von Oshen and Smoak.
We have had our little wagon
factory running six days in the week
during this summer. Consequence,
we have stored away a good rniany
of the "Edisto" wagons, made at
home. Principle wood l>ought from
local farmers. We try to keep on
hand standard sizes. Any special size
will be mraoe to order on short no
tice. Remember, the full line of
vehicles we have on hand, such as
the Parker, Golsboro, Virginia, Her
cules, etc. Price ours before buying.
Von Oshen and Smoak.
Good News!! Kohn's Experi
enced Buying Force Will
Soon Leave For Noth
Many who read this look forward eagerly to the time
that this store presents the annual Fall and Winter styles.
They are aware that in no other similar store is the care
taken and the particular taste shown in the selection of
goods as at Kohn's.
We will strive to better our service to you this year.
We aim to give you absolutely the best the market af
fords at a fair moderate cost.
WATCH FOR ALL OUR ANNOUNCEMENTS
THEY WILL BE WORTH WHILE.
IN THE MEANTIME: ALL SUMMER GOODS
. ARE PRICED AT AND BELOW COST
FOR QUICK CLEARANCE.
10c this week for 12 I-2c Hill Bleach. .
8c for grand selection 10c and 15c Foulards.
$1 to $3 Skirts at $75 to $2.
10c S. C. Bleach on sale at 7 1 -2c.
20c Dotted Swiss 10c.
12 l-2c Madras for Fall only 10c.
10c for new Ginghams wort'i 12 l-2c.
Splendid Silk Values 25c and 50c.
New styles in Slippers aud Shoes.
57 E. Russell St.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 26th.
WITH MUSIC ADAPTED.
Pathe's Film D'Art. Hand Colored. Two Reels?1560 t
l Doors Open 3:30 P. M. Piano and Violin from 7 to 10
P. M. Admission 10c.
Our Motto* ^e Never Misrepresent.
Herbert L. GamLati, Prop. & M g r.
I went this morning to the
grocery. I had a basket on my
arm. I got the basket full of
things and brought them home.
Mama said I was a good trader.
This is what I got:J
A Ham, a Breakfast Strip,
some Balogna Sausage. Canned
Peas, Corn, Beans, Tomatoes and
P. S.?I got the the things
good and cheap because I went to
PURE FOOD STORE.
Copyrifht ly b? Oatet?lt AirtttUiag Co., Chg.
Sims Book Store for the best stationery