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?January 9, 1909, at the post office at
Orangebarg, S. t'M under the Act of
Congress of M*< :h, 1879.
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I. Remittances i oould be made pay-1
able to The T mes and Democrat,
Orangeburg, & 0., by registered let
ter, check or B oney order.
Cotton shoul 1 not be rushed to
market this faT.
We are now having some good
old summerUm? weather.
iCotton will s on begin to come in
and business wi 1 brighten up.
We want ev ;ry one of our sub
scribers who ha re not paid their sub
scription to mc et us in Orangeburg
this fall. ?
The Charleston Post wants some
body to roll a r sanut from New York
to San Franci jco. ? Give us some
thing novel to ead about," says The
Twenty-six 1: juor cases were tried
in Anderson last week, eighteen
against whites and eight against ne
groes, and the: e were convictions in
every case but me. That is the way
to do it.
This world is not going to be
made more he ven-like by an indis-'
crimate condemnation of everything
that life affoi ds us. Life in this
world is not to be frowned upon
and dispised, 1 ut to be enjoyed and
The death >f Senator Frye will
give the Democrats another Senator
from Maine, sad it is to be hoped
that the new ienator will be a real
Democrat like the other Senator
from that Stat >.
The Greenville Daily Piedmont
says "it seems that one of the qual
ifications for testyfying before the
Larimer senat ? committee is to ad
mit being a li r." Don't know about
that, but tbe rial has surely devel
oped some col issal liars.
If the way to a man's pocket is
largely throug i bis stomach it is by
the same rout? his affection may, in
many cases, ?e reached and held.
If domestic science were more gen
erali taught i \ public schools many
a home mighl oe made happier.
Arkansas TJinocrats are to have
the privilege cf expressing their
preference for the Presidential can
didate of theL party in a State pri
mary. South Carolina Democrats
should 'have t le same privilege, and
some plan i lould be devised by
which they co ild do so next year.
To Col. A. I. Marchant, Secretary
of the Chan ber of Commerce, is
largely due th i success ofg the "Boos
ter Trips" to the different towns in
this and othe counties. He was en
thusiastic, reiourceful and energetio
at all times i . directing and pushing
the affair to a successful termina
A news ite n says "Moors of Mor
occo ride a! full speed toward a
stranger as i! they intended to run
him down, ai d as soon as they have
approached r ear, they suddenly stop
and fire a pii tol over his head." The
State makes a neat hit by saying
this suggest i the aCtitude of the
Roosevelt ad: linistration towards the
The State says: "Theodore, per
petual platit idinarian and president
emeritus, "s alked boldly" into Mr.
Stanley's cor imittee room, and mag
nanimously ? ook all the credit upon
himself for tie cause of the cessation
of the 1907 panic. The action was
very charac eristic of the Colonel,
save in that t was unheralded, which
rather strair s credulity."
The people who live in the coun
try are slo'' to favor any proposi
tion to maki public improvements by
issuing bone s, and they are right in
so doing. T ley havt defeated a bond
issue in Gr :enville to build a new
courthouse, they have twice defeated
In Spartanturg County propositions
to build go id roads by bond issues.
They have lone the same in Ander
son and Su: ?ter counties.
A large western railroad urges
its employe , especially those engag
ed on the tr ick and in rural districts,
to 'culth-ats' the farmers. There
was a time when the railroads rath
er ignored the farmer, particularly
when the f? rmer wanted the road to
pay for stoi fc killed by pasing trains.
The chatigt of attitude towards the
farmer is t herefore doubly welcome
for in addr ion to its being the right
thing tc d< it is also a recognition
of the farm jrs' value and worth as aj
In speak ng in the Senate against
increasing he number of Congress-J
men Senat r Root quoted a speech1
of John C. ^alhoun on the same sub
ject, and : aid ""I submit that the
reasons th m given by that great,
authority a id?there could be none
greater up< n any question relating
to the ef f? ctive and wise arrange
ment of o\r governmental suystem
?should < jntrol the action of the
Senate now " Later in the discussion
Senator Bu-ton also quoted Mr. Cal
Shall the People Rule?
One of the objections on the part
of some newspapers to Woodrow Wil
son as a presidential candidate Is his
advocacy of the initiative, reteren
dum and recall, three of the things
that Bryan has advocated for many
years, and which have been adopted
in some of the Western States, and
will be adopted in all the States be
fore many years. Wihy any true
Democrat should oppose either or
these things we cannot understand
except on the- theory that be believes
the people have not sense enough to
manage the affairs of the country
and therefore can't be trusted.
We do not blame anyone who is
afraid to trust the people for oppos
ing these reforms, for their adop
tion would give the people great
power and would enable them to
control public affairs absolutely.
Believing as we do, that under the
political system which has been built
up in this country, government is
not truly representative and will not
be until the people have the power
to make it so, we are heart'ly in
favor of the adoption of the initia
tive, .the referendum and the recall
In other words, we are in favor of
giving the people the fullest and
most complete power, so as they can
absolutely control the officials they
We believe in truly ? representa
tive government, and that is really
the meaning of the initiative, the
referendum and the recall. The ini
tiative and referendum supercedes no
State Legislature, as is claimei by
some. They merely provide the peo
ple a means of securing laws .vhich
Legislatures refuse to enact and of
defeating undesi'red laws which Leg
islatures do enact. The technical
work of drafting measures should be
performed by men of skill in .hat
particular, but the people, as a
whole, are the best judges of prin
ciples involved and can be trusted
to pass upon the merits. Why should
a Democrat object to the people hav
ing this power?
What objection can there be to
the recall of all officials, including
judges, who prove dishonest e? un
true after getting in office, Such a
law would improve the character and
honesty of our officials very much.
There is no reason in a government
like ours, why any official, be he
judge or any other officer, ahould
be above the people, in whose hands
is supposed to rest all political pow
er. No judge should be appointed
for life, unless the people be given
the right to remove him by the re
call if he goes wrong. Such a law
would make judges more careful in
About the only objection worth
considering that we have seen ad
vanced against the recall as applied
to judges, is that it would make
them subservient to popular clamor
and couse them to render biased de
cisions for fear of being removed.
This position is not tenable from the
fact that a judge who will yield to
popular clamor will also yiold to
the wishes and interests of a politi
cal boss or a trust magnate.. On
the other hand, the recall would
keep such judges straight. Believ
ing in the recall will not- hurt Wil
son with the people, however it
may hurt him with those newspapers
that are afraid to trust the people.
m ? ?
The South's Great Loss.
"Something is radically wrong
with a system of marketing and
handling anything that deteriorates
in value $50,000,000 in a month,"
says the Georgia Carolina A?ricul
turalist. "If the same conditions
experienced in the cotton market in
the past month were shifted into in
dustrial or commercial lires in some
other way the country would be on
the vergw of a panic. And yen over
ha'f the United States and the whole
of Europe actually rejoices in the re
sult. There is something needed to
fit the situation.. Something should
be done to ^retrieve thai immense
losses recorded in the South in the
period in question.
"No logical cause can be given
for the decrease in cotton values for
the time named. If the world does
not need the cotton now it did not
need it a month ago. If the farmers
of the South will maintain their in
dependence :|by absolutely refusing
to sell at the low price now offered
they will get the right prices later
on. There is hardly a farmer but
who will. say that ten cents is a
fairly good price for cotton, but with
corn at a dollar a bushel and every
thing they have to buy at corre
spondingly high figures there is no
equation in the price now offered for
"The period of deterioration in the
plant itself and consequent decreas
ed production is not yet passed by
any menas and an all-wi3e Provi
dnce has guided the destiny of the
Southern farmer for the past decade
and certainly will continue. If the
farmers themselves persist in vhe ef
fort to grow a few bales more
than they should, the weather condi
tions and other situations will then
arise to put them in the right road.
There is no.body in the world that
knows what cotton will do in the
hands of speculators, but this is an
assured fact: Everybody who has
.spot cotton to sell can conirrand a
fair price for it if they will only hold
on to the crop. The supreme and
critical moment is approaching and
all depends on how the farmer acts
for he has the destiny of the ;rop in
Gallant Soldier in Command.
The News and Courier says with
the death of Gen. George W. Gordon,
Lieut. Gen. C. Irvine Walker, of
Charleston, became commander-in
chief of the United Confederr '.e Vet
erans. Gen Walker has long been
prominent and influential in veteran
circles, and particularly in the move
ment for the monument to the wo
His Confederate career was most,
highly distinguished. Entering ser
vice in April, 1861, when only 19
years of age, as a drill master, he
rose step by step by lint of his gal
lantry and devotion to duty, so that
when only 22 years old he became
lieutenant colonel of the 10th South
Carolina regiment and commanded
that regiment during the last year
j of the war.
He was iu every battle or skirmish
with his command and was desper
ately wounded in front of Atlanta on
?July 28, 1864. As a Citadel cadet
he was on duty when the opening
gun of the war was fired, January
9, 1861, and surrendered when the
last act of the great, drama was clos
ed at Greensboro, N. C, with Gen.
Throughout the struggle he was
always at the front with his com
rades. No more loyal, devoted or
braver man gave the best years of
hip life to a beloved cause. General
Walker is well-known iu this city
rnd county, where he has a large cir-j
cle of friends and admirers. No
more 'gallant man who hasdtvt.llco.
more gallant veteran could head the
"old guard" than thu gallant man
who has succeeded Gen Gordan.
BLACK HAND'S THREAT.
Will Send Boy Back in Box if Mon
y ey Is Not Paid Soon.
Antonio Mareno, of Chicago,
whose five-year-old son was kidnap
ped by "black hand" blackmailers,!
received a third letter from the
kidnappers late yesterday. The writ
ers made a direct threat to kill the I
.Mareno boy if the ransom is not paid
before daybreak today.
"If you don't send us the money,"
read the grim letter, "we will send
the boy home to you in a box, salt
Fully believing that the blackmail
ers will carry out their threat to
kill his little son, Mareno begged the]
police to use all possible haste in
running down the gang.
The letter adds that if Mareno
does not produce the money de
manded he and his family will be
done away with.
All available detectives with the
entire Italian squad of the division
have been put to work on the case,
but no arrests have been made.
Mareno is a poor man, although
his deposit of $1,000 in the bank
brands him as something of a pluto-|
erat among his people.
Mareno's troubles began two
years ago when, In self-defense, he)
shot and killed Modesto Barona,
lonig suspected by the police and his
neighbors of being a leader in Ital
ian blackmailing outrages. From
time to time he received letters
threatening revenge, the series
culminating in the kidnapping of his |
child last Saturday.
GAVE HIM A BLOW.
A Preacher Knocks Out a Pickpocket j
in First Round.
The Rev. H. G' Garland of Union
Hill, N. J., took a ride <up Avenue
A Wednesday in New York on an
open car. He thought he felt a
hand in his hip pocket, where he
keeps his pocketbook. First making
sure that the suspected hand was a
masculine hand, he punched its own
er's solar pleus half way through to
his spine. When they brought the
man around, he said he was Solo
mon Smith, a painter, 24 years old,
of 308 East Ninth street. He was
locked up charged with attempted
grand larceny. He thought he was
struck by lightning.
The spread of pellagra in the j
mountain country of eastern Ken-|
tucky has become so alarming and
deaths from the diseases have be
come so numerous that a State-wide
meeting was held at Corbin, Tues
day, participated in by medical ex
perts, who discussed the best way of
stamping out the disease. At the
eastern Kentucky insane asylum
alone there have been 30 deaths
Some Com Eater.
Hammany's corn eating contest J
in New York, was won by James
Dugan, who ate 57 separate ears,
carrying off 1911 championship and
a purse of gold coin., Dugan's near
est competitor was 11 ears behind
An Annonymous Sensation.
An unforgettable romance thnt
first startled, then fascinated, the
fiction-reading world. You can't af
ford to go without it. "The Inner
Shrine," by ?. Formerly published
at $1.50; now FIFTY CENTS, at
Sims Book Store.
Opening Books of Subscription.
Notice is hereby given that pursu
ant to a commission issued by Hon.
R. M. McCown, Secretary of State,
July 7th, 1911, books of subscription
for capital stock of the Orangeburg
Lumber and Supply Company will be
opened at the offices of Wolfe and
Berry, No. 5 Court House Square,
Orangeburg, S. C, at 11 o'clock A.
M., Saturday, August 12, 1911. The
authorized capital is $10,000.00, di
vided into shares of the par value of
$100.00 each. The object of the
corporation is manufacture, buy and
sell lumber and building material,
etc., and its principal office will be in
Orangeburg, S. C.
Robert C. McNeil,
Nolan P. Shuler,
Board of Corporators.
Opening of Books of Subscription.
Pursuant to a commission issued
by the Secretary of State, bearing
date the 31st. day of July, 1911, the
undersigned will open books of sub
scription to the capital stock of the
Rowesville Oil company at the office
of Dr. A. C. Dukes, Russell Street,
Orangeburg, S. C, on Friday, the
11th day of A.ugust at 11 o'clock A.
M., the capital stock of said corpo
ration will be forty-five thousand
($45,000) dollars, divided into nine
hundred (900) shares of fifty dol
lare each. Warren C. Fairey,
i A. C. Dukes,
Geo. V. Ziegler,
E. N. Chisholm,
One-half Cent a Word
Found Notices Free
Lost?A plain gold bracelet, with
initials E. O. W. Reward for re
turn to this office. 6-15-tf.
Have your grates reset in summer
time. Do not wait for cold weath
er to do the work. Large stock of
grates on hand'. Dukes and
Roof Painting?Now is the time to
..get your roof painted. See T. B.
Harrison, 95 S. Railroad Ave, Or
angeburg, S. C. Phone 256. 8-4-6
Ice! Ice! Ice! I have opened my Ice
House for the summer and wilr be
pleased to serve my old as well as
new patrons with ice. Look out
for my wagon. J. B. Kelley.
Hardwood mantels, Tiles, Frames
and Grates. Large stock to se
lect from. Write for oatalogue
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 ,SaIo?106 laicres of land, six
miles from Bowman on Georgia St
road, 3 0 acres in cultivation, the
rest in woods, house and barn on
it. Mrs. Z. E. Stroman, Orange
biirg, S. C, Route 1. S-iO-6*
Found.?An automobile whistle was
found on the Holman Bridge Road
on last Friday. Owner can re
icover same by calling on Mr. W.
IB. Salley, Jr., Route 3, Orange
burg, and paying for this ad.
Dukes and Rhodes, Marble works'
Italian and Vermont marble, the
best monumental store. All werk
finished at Orangeburg, S. C.
Large stock to select from home
enterprise. So see us before you
place your order. Can save you
money. Dukes and Rhodes, tf
Ford?Those who know the model T
Ford know that it is the most sim
ple and best car on the market
today. Those who do not know
this car may no.t speak well of It.
but they are excusable because of
their ignorance. ?May I prove this
wonderful car to you? G. C. Bolin,
Neeses, S. C. Agent for Orange
burg County. 7-1-tf
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 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 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,
0. K. Wilson.
I announce myself a candidate for
Alderman for the City of Orange
burg at the election to be held Sept.
12, 1911, Respectfully,
D. H. Marchant.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for alderman at the ensuing
T. A. FA IRE Y.
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for alderman in the coming
election. Julian A. Salley.
I hereby announce myself a cand
I idate for re-election as Alderman at
[the ensuing Municipal election.
I hereby announce myself a cand
idate for re-election as Alderman,
at the ensuing Municipal election.
R. F. 'BRYANT.
WARRANTED FOR ALL TIME. *
If you purchase the NEW HOME you will
have a life asset at the price you pay, and will
not have an endless chain of repairs.
it is the
m the end
If you want a sewing machine, m-lto for
our latest catalogue before you purchase.
Tba New Home Swing Mains Co., Orange, Mass.
"Cold? Why, It was so cold out our
way the heru all laid cold-storaga
The Kid On the Bank?O-o-oli, Willie!
I'm goln' to tell ma! You know she
never lets us tro in swlmmln' 'til Juno I
THE HEART OF AN INDIAN MAID
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W. F. Marriner.
COULDN'T BLUFF HIM.
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The City of Orangeburg,.
Orangeburg, the county seat of Orangeburg County,
ii) situated on the Edisto River in the very heart of the
rich cotton belt, about 75 miles from the coast. The
1910 census shows that Orangeburg is the fourth cotton
county of South Carolina and one of the leading counties
of the South. Statistics show Orangeburg county to be
second in the United States in the number of individual
farms and it has stood second in the number of bales of
cotton produced annually. The soil, however, is suited
for a variety of crops other than cotton and diversified
farming is very extensively practiced in this section.
Orangeburg is in the centre of the county with a pop
ulation of 6,000, according to the 1910 census. This figure,
however, does not include the suburbs and residents living
beyond the one mile city limit, neither does it include 1,500
Orangeburg is the supply centre for a population of at
least 100,000, who trade here regularly because of its
superior advantages. Her business men are wide-awake,
active, energetic and progressive, and the Chamber of
Commerce urges business enterprises and manufacturing
interests to investigate our advantages when seeking loca
FACTS ABOUT ORANGEBURG.
Number of cotton mills.2
Number of spindles (both mills).20,500
Number of pounds produced annually.2,216,000
Value of annual product.$783,520
Oil Mills, 1, value of annual product.$150,000
Fertilizer Factories, two, value of product.$400,000
Wholesale Drugs, 1. value of annual product .. . .$12,000
Ice Factories, 1, value of annual product.$11,000
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits.$503,000
Average amount of deposits daily.$1,500,000
Number of bales of cotton received annually.. ..20,000
Value at present prices. . .$1,500.000
Value of Cotton Seed marketed annually.$135,000
Value of Cow Peas marketed annually.$50,000
Value of Hay, Corn and Oats marketed annually. .$100,000
Value of finished Lumber annually manufactured.$200,000
Value of Live Stock annually received...$200.000
Postal receipt.' for 1910.$15.683.30
Number of Newspapers.4
Orangeburg is on the main line of the Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad and on the Charleston-Asheville Division
of the Southern. There is now being constructed through
local enterprise a railroad from Orangeburg to the Sea
board, seventeen miles distant. When this is completed,
the city will enjoy the advantages of the three big Southern
Systems. Another connecting railroad is being projected.
The city has a healthful climate, artesian water, an
appropriation for a $60,000 Government building, an ap
propriation for a survey of the Edisto River with a view
of making it navigable. Orangeburg owns it water works,
sewerage system, Electric light plant, fire alarm system,
and equipment for four efficient fire companies. Her pub
he schools are the best and she has ten churches within
iier limits. The city has free mail delivery and there are
nine rural routes reaching out in various directions. Or
angeburg has the best hotel accomodations in the State.
Business enterprises investing $5,000 or more, are ex
empted from taxation for a period of five years.
Millions of feet of timber are in the section around
Orangeburg, awaiting the opening of the Edisto for nav
igation to be marketed.