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ESTABLISHED IN 1869.
Published Three Times Each Week
On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Entered as second'class matter on
January 9, 1909, at the post office at
Orangeburg, S. C.t under the Act of
Congress of March, 1879.
Jas. L. Sims, - Editor and Prop.
Jas.- Izlnr Sims, - - Publisher.
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able to The Times and Democrat,
Orangeburg, S. C, by registered let
ter, t-heck or money order.
The way to conquer difficulties is
to attempt them. No raan ever scal
ed a mountain by spending his time
looking at it and complaining of its
It is said that the hobble skirt is
doomed. That is good news, If true,
for it is one of those fashion freaks
that has neither gracefulness, beauty
or utility to commend it.
"Write this down where you'll see
It every day. The time to draw busi
ness 'is when you want business, and
not when you have more business
than you can tend to t-ulready.
The Canadian elections were anoth
er reminder that sentime*nt runs In
waves, apd that is one reason why
there are so many ups and downs in
the fortunes of political parties.
Let us work and stimulate every
legitimate enterprise by giving it all
the friendly encouragement we can,
and unite our industry, intelligence
and capital fo rteh good of our town.
Promises hold men faster than
performances, as most politicians can
testify. Hope of benefits to come
holds men. like a cable, but when
benefits are received gratitude is like
a fine thread.
The fathers and mothers so busy
with lodge, club and other social do
dngs that they neglect to look after
the moral welfare of their children
or take an interest in their daily do
ings are unfit to raise children.
What Italy can see in Tripoli to
covet is a conundrum to most peo
ple, but because she entered late in
to the grabbing game and saw the
best of Africa taken, by England and
France* she wants her share of the
pickings that are left regardless of
what it may cost her in money and
Governor BJease accuses Senator
Tillman of helping to bring out
Chief Justice Jones and then deny
ing It. This will not help the Gov
ernor in his race, as .many a Tillman
:ite who voted for Blease for Govern
or will resent this insult to their
sick friend .by voting for Jones next
If all the Tillmariites who voted
for Governor Blease last year votes
against him next year, Jones will go
into the governor's office on a tidal
wa.ve. It would be well for the
governor to remember that the old
friends of the Senator will hardly
support a man who ascuses him of
Chicago poli.ceme.i seem to be af
flicted with very imperfect sight for
almost to a man they fail to see gam
bling and other evils that everyone
else can see without difficulty. It
very much looks as if dollars were so
placed before the eye as to create
partial or total blindness where mor
ality is concerned.
Some nations, like some individu
als, seem to hunt after trouble. That
appears to be the design of Italy in
the Tripoli matter. Italy has had
enough trouble already on account of
colonizing ambitions and the mem
ory of her disastrous attempt upon
Abyssinia a few years ago still rank-i
les in the Italian mind.
It is reported that Governor Blease
said at Spartanburg that he had no
apologies to make for the pardons he
had granted, and that he expected to
grant a good many more pardons.
The governor may not apologize for
the pardons he may grant, but we
predict that he will do a good deal
of explaining, when he gets on the
stump next summer.
It is not necessary to wait for the
organization of beards of trade, civic
improvement societies or other or
ganizations in order to boost one's
town. Anyone can do it and every
one ought to do it. Let every man
be an active, positive citizen ever
speaking a good word for his home
town and ever watchful for opportun
ities of promoting its welfare.
It ought to be made a criminal of
fense for any able bodied man to be a
voluntary idler. It is bad enough to
have idle rich men to squander their
wealth and indulge In all kinds of
wrong doing, but it is even worse
perhaps when a man in exceedingly
moderate "or poor circumstances idles
his time away and lets his family
suffer for comforts or even necessities
When Pliny said,- "Shoemaker,
stick to your last," he did not foresee
the wonderful versatility of the mod
ern man, especially here in America,
who has a penchant for changing
from one thing to auother and, as
a rule, coming out on top. And yet
the old sage was, In the main, right.
?T->3t people have a natural gift and
liking for some particular vocation
cid in the love, joatience, enthusiasm
and interest which that fact shows
lies success. i |
Taft and the Middle West.
The Chicago Tribune has adopted
a novel method of testing public
sentiment, using President Taft's
tour of the West as the basi3 of the
experiment. The Tribune has pul
its best staff correspondent on the
trail of the President. Instead of
going along with hte President's
party and gaining his impressions of
public sentiment from the cheering
and shouting, the seething crowds,
the brass bands and the banners,
tbis correspondent travels a few
days behind. He drops into the
towns that the President has visit
ed and talks to all sorts and condi
Licus of persons about the President
and n:s speeches.
Thus this staff correspondent, in
stead of feeling the public pulse
while the fever is at its height, makes
his diagonis after the patient's con
dition has returned to norma.1. He
gets the sane, considered after
thought of the people instead of the
somewhat hysterical effervescence
that the presence of the Nation's
Chief Executive usually brings to the
surface in any community. The re
sult of this correspondent's observa
tions; haB brought to light two condi
tions, the existence of which has
long teen suspected by wise politi
One of these conditions is a nota
ble lukewarmness toward the Presi
dent in the Middle West. The peo
ple have no particular animosity to
ward him, but they suspect that he
is not the man for the job. This
sentiment has been deepened rather
that, lessened by the speeches of the
President. The Middle West believes
that Mr. Taft should not be renomi
nated and that if he is renominated
he will not be re-elected. The sec
ond noteworthy condition found by
the Tribune's correspondent is that
the Middle West believes in Governor
Wcodrow Wilson and hopes for his
nomination by the Democratic party.
"According to the progressives,"
writes this correspondent from
Hutchinson, Kan., "the Republicans
are in grave danger of losing Kan
sas. They say Woodrow Wilson eas
ily could carry the State against
Taft." Again, this correspondent
writes, "The Democrats entertain
growing hopes of carrying Kansas.
Wilson is generally favored as the
candidate." Similar expressions run
all through this trained observer's
dispatches describing the effect of
Mr. Taft's visit on the public mind
after the people have had time to re
flect on what the President has said.
It should be remembered that the
Tribune is one of the most indepen
dent newspapers politically In the
world and its greatest pride is in
giving political news that is "abso
lutely unbiased." '
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Should Be Probed Deeply.
A rigid investigation into the
cause of the terrible accident which
caused the destruction of the two lit
tle Pennsylvania towns and the con
sequent drowning of about a hundred
people in their homes should be
made. Some one is responsible for
the terrible disaster and the respon
sibility should be fixed on the guilty
party. Although- the loss of life is,
fortunately, not nearly as great as
first reported it is appalling enough,
like the even more terrible Johns
town flood it goes to show how the
elements unchained cause destruction
Whether or not "the disaster could
have been .avoided is for an expert
Investigation to determine. But too
often loss of life and limb, and vast
destructon of property are the result
of faulty construction and material
and meglect of duty. Such criminal
negligence has been responsible for
many a catastrophe as the sad tale
of the Iriquois theatre, General Clo
cum steamer, Collinwood school and
many another disaster proves. The
matter should be thoroughly looked
into, and if it is shown that the own
ers of the dam knew of its faulty
constructions they should be held to
a very strict account.
While the property loss is large it
is nothing compared with the loss of
life. No amount of sympathy how
ever liberally extended can call back
a single life taken by the. mad, rush
ing water, nor can it repair the
break in the family circle, nor turn
sorrow into joy. Yet that sympathy
?c readily expressed and which speaks
so eloquently of that mystic chord of
sentiment that binds humanity to
gether, is not only beautiful in itself
but se. ves to relieve the aching
heart and minister to the wants and
needs of the sufferers, and that fact
forms the one bright light in every I
dark cloud of disaster and tragedy.
Bryan Corners President Taft.
Some weeks ago President Taft
challenged Mr. Bryan to name a trust
or a trust magnate that could not be
reached under the recent decisions
of the United States Supreme Court
in the Standard Oil and Tobacco Com
pany cases. Mr. Bryan answered the
challenge and then sends one to Pres
ident Taft, which is said to have
made that gentleman very mad and
left him to criticise Mr. Bryan in a
mild way. Here is the challenge
Bryan sent to President Taft:
Mr. Bryan challenges him to make
the public the written and verbal re
commendations upon which he ap
pointed Justice White to the position
of Cheif Justice over Justice Harlan,
and the recommendations, written
and verbal, on which he appointed
the Justices whom Ire has placed on
the Supreme Bench. Did he know
how they stood on the trust question,
or was it purely accidental that all
of his appointees took the trust side
of the question?
O f course President Taft will
dodge the challenge and become very
indignant because it was sent him.
He dare not answer it, and that is
why be got indignant about it. He
knows he made the appointments the
challenge refers to and the recom
mendation of men who manage the
"big business" of the country, and he
does not. ?care for the people to know
the fact. But Mr. Taft ougiht to keep
his temper if Mr. Bryan did corner
him. He ought to remember that he
commenced the challenging business,
and if he is beaten at his own game
he has no one to blame but himself.
One-half Cent a Word
Found Notices Free.
For Sale?A second . hand piano In
good order at a low figure. Apply
to John T. Wise. 8-29-tf
Buy your trunks, traveling bags, la
dies hats, blankets, bed spreads,
umbrellas, flour and rice at Dom
inick's, Noeses, and save money.
For sale cheap?One Hercules phae
ton, single seat, used only a few
times. .A pply to Geo. H. Cornel
son. ? 10-10-12t*
Boys Wanted?to work for prizes
and on commission selling The Sat
urday Evening Post. Apply per
sonally at Sims Book Store.
For sale?151 acres fine farming
land, within one mile of Cope, S.
C, cotton on it now that will make
bale to acre. Price $40.00 per
acre. Vernon Brabham, Cope, S. C.
Free -Man of mystery, tells past,
present, future. Three 2c stamps
and birth date, gets a wonderful
reading. Prof. Raymoind, Peoria,
For Sale?Five room house and lot
4n the town of Norway, S. C. For
.particulars call on Dr. C. H. Able,
Norway, S. C, or H. H. Holder,
Bethune, S. C. 10-12-16
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.
Money to Ix>an on farm land. Terms
of loan one to five years, interest 7
per cent payable annually, amount
$200.00 up, beg to impress upon
you that we have any amount of
capital. W. B. Martin, Attorney at
Law, Orangeburg, S. C. 9-2S-tf
T. G. Knotts, at Neeses, S. C, will
sell for the next ten days. Shoes,
Dry Goods, and Groceries at cost.
All goods marked down at cost. Be
sure and come while the sale lasts.
Sale commences Saturday, Oct. 7,
For Sate?One 15-horse power gas
oline engine in good condition,
has been in use ot Jy a short time.
Will sell cheap anyone can come
and imipect same at my store on
Rusell street. Orangeburg, S. C.
J. W Smoak.
Rhode Island Reds for sale?Finest
strain, pure thoroughbred, strong,
healthy, vigorous. Free from dis
ease. Buy now. Win premiums
at State and County fairs. Mrs. J.
Wm. Stokes, Orangeburg, S. C.
Phone 313. 9-5-tf.
A Fine Horse for Sale?His health,
sight, age and bottom are all right.
Is good looking in action and in
irepose. good natured, and a splen
did driver. Comes to the yridle
in open lot. Reason for selling,
don't need a horse. D. D. Dantz
ler, Orangeburg, S. C. \ 0-12-2*
Notice?It will be to the advantage
of all who want a grain drill and
peahuller to see me before placing
their order, as I'm still agent for
the Farguhur Pennslyvania Grain
Drill. It is best on market,, and
the peahuller a good one. Still
offer one hundred bushels of pure
apple seed oats for sale. G. G.
Shuler, Vances, R. F. D. No. 1,
Vance, S. C. 9-26-St*
For Sale?Georgia farm, 4 7S acres, 9
?miles of Lumkin, Stewart Co. All
clay, grows cotton, corn, peaches,
etc. Five dwellings, several new
barns, five cows, thirteen hogs,
horse, mule, farm implements, etc.,
to go with the land. Healthful,
beautiful, well-settled country.
Good body of original forest. To
be sold entire. Twenty dollars per
acre cash. Applv to W. H. Rum.7,
Orangeburg, S. C. 9-19-10*
Election ot City Officials, Council
Chamber. Office of City Clerk and
Treasurer. City of Orangeburg,
S. C, September 23, 1911.
Notice is hereby given that at the
regular meeting of the City Council,
to be held at the City Hall, in the
City of Orangeburg, on Friday, Oc
tober 13th, 1911, at 8:30 o'clock
P. M., the City Council will enter in-J
to elections for the following officials
for the City of Orangeburg, for the j
terms fixed by Ordinances, and atj
the salaries herein named, all terms
beginning November l, 1911.
A city attorney at a salary of
$520,000 per annum.
A city clerk and treasurer at a sal
ary of 100.00 per month.
An assistant to the clerk and
treasurer at a salary of $S'0.00 per
A Chief of Police at a salary of
$75.00 per month.
Seven ( 7 ) policemen at a salary of
5.60.00 per month each.
A street overseer at a salary of
$60.00 per month.
The term of office of the city at
torney, clerk and treasurer and assis
tant hi two years.
The term of office of the chief of
police, policemen and ten street over
seer is one year.
All applications for the above pos
itions must be filed with the under
signed clerk and treasurer and must
be in his hands by 12 o'clock noon,
on the twelfth (12th) day of Octob
er, 1911, or they will not be consider
ed. By order of the City Council.
L. H. Wannamaker,
City Clerk and Treasurer.
Horses and Mules
We will sell at auction to the
I highest bidder for cash atOracge
burg Court House, Si uth Carolina,
on the 6th day of November, 191
which will be the first Monday.
all well bred horses and extra nice
mules. In this sale will have some
mares with foal, some horse and
I mule colts.
FARMERS, if you will attend
this sale we know you will be able
to buy stock of all description di
rect from -he West well worth the
money. Remember the day and
place, and don't fail to be on hand.
WESTERN HORSE AND MULE CO.,
John H. Schacte
Fruits and Vegeta
bles in Season.
GIVE HIM A CALL
WEAKEST "GO TO THE WALL"
Universal Law of Nature for All
Species Is the Survival of
"In a community of foxes the most
cunning fox would survive; In a pack
of wolves the wiliest and strongest
wolf; while In a community of ants,
those that had the least power of in
telligent co-operation 'would be the
first to become extinct. And It is
equally obvious that the interpreta
tion of the world selection must vary
in every grade of life, with every rise
in Intelligence?Intelligence being, in
normal circumstances, the prime fac
tor which determines selection. Our
garden roses would soon degenerate
were not the selective Intelligence of
the gardener brought Into play. Hence,
intelligence whether so''"?determining
or brought Into play from without, Is
obviously one of the conditions which
determine fitness.* But there are even
higher determining conditions than in
telligence. for intelligence alone may
manifest itself in mere cunning. The
qualities of prudence, temperance,
fidelity, sympathy, co-operation, self
sacrifice for a common good?all these
are amongst the determining condl
tlons of fitness, for a people that has
these qualities will always be able to
hold its own against an imprudent,
intemperate. unfaithful, unsympa
tbetic and selfish people."?Ramsden
Office of County Treasrer, Oranger
burg County, S. C, October 2nd,
The Regular Tax Duplicate will be
open for collection of all taxes due:
Office of County Treasurer, Orange
burg County, from the 15th day of
October to the 31st day of Decem
The following levy:
State taxes.5% mills.
Ordinary county.5 mills.
County road.1 mills.
Constitutional school. . .3 mills.
Also the following local Special
? Special Tax. B. D.
District No. 3.3
District No. 4.4
District No. G.3
District No. S..7 4
District No. 11.2
District No. 1 2.3
District No. 13.2
District No. 18.4 2
District No. 20.4 ?
District No. 21.2
District No. 22.2
District No. 23.2
District No. 24.2
District No. 2 0..". 1
District No. 2 7.4
District No. 2 8.4
District No. 33.3
District No. 3 4'.fi 2
District No. 3d.2
Dirt riet No. 3 7.:
District No. 40.4
District No. 11.7
District No. 4 2.2
District No. 4 3.3
District No. 44.3
District No. 46.3
District No. 17'.3
District No. 4 S.4
District No. 49.2
District No. .">"..3
District. No. 60.3
District. No. 64.3
District No. 65.5 2
District No. 68.7
District No. 70.S 2
District No. 7 b.4
District No. 72.4
District No. 74.4
District. No. 75.
District No. 70.>. .3
District No. 78.3
District No. 82. .3
District No. 83.3
District No. 84.3
District No. 86.2
Commutation Road Tax will be re
ceived at same time and 'place. The
time for payment of Road Taxes will
exnire March 1st, 1912.
A. D. FAIR,
County Treas., O. C.
We've prepared a treat
At our store next week
For those who like
jood things to eat.
You will also have an opportunity to get
any one of the following beautiful prizes
===== FREE ! ?
P?17P 1 A South Bend Malleable Range?the best range
***^v All!? X made. This range will be presented free to the adult who
sends the greatest number of his or her friends to our store during the week of our treat.!
T^TITflk TVTa 0 A complete set of High Grade *Pri7A TVTa 3 Another beautiful prize for
JTJtlgg Ci Cooking Ware. This will be X1U* Z. the adult who, after carefully
given free to all those who buy a South Bend Malle- examining the South Bend Malleable Range, is able
able Range of us during next week. to give the five best reasons why it is the best made.^
If you will call at our store at once we will give you full information, and help you
all we can to be a winner of one of the above desirable gifts.>
With a little hustling it is possible to get the first Range, it is easy to nick out five that will make youl
prize. The competition for this prize will be keen, a winner <m
sr. you had better come early and get full par- All those, whose kitchens are equipped with an un-*
ticulars. satisfactory range may secure the second prize by
The third prize is an easy one to get, for there are buying a South Bend Malleable during the week of
so many good points in the South Bend Malleable the exhibit.
> - _
During the week of our exhibit, an expert range demonstrator from South Bend
will be at our store?also a good cook. You will be served with three-minute hot biscuits and a delicious
cup of coffee. Attractive and useful souvenirs will be given away to all, including a beautiful Cook Book.
Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Now With Us
Every day finds
this store filled with
there is a reason.
Can't we get j ou to
join the crowd. We
call especial atten
tion to our Men's
and Boy's clothing.
Never have we
shown such a range
of Suits and Over
coats, styles are
right,, goods all
wool and the latest
patterns and prices
are a bit lower than
elsewhere in Or
We have the agen
cy for Bradly V
Neck Mufflers and
Sweaters the best
on the market, they
I fit weiland look fine.
Mufflers range in
price 25c to $2.50.
Sweaters from 50c
to $4.00. For every
member of the
for the girls $1.50
STORE YOUR COTTON
with the Standard Warehouse Co.
Dukes Avenue, Near A. C. r.. Depot.
and if you wish it, the Farmets
Loan and Trust Company will lerr!
you money on the receipt at a low
rate of interest.
T. B. Stackhouse, - - - President.
Geo A. Schffley, - Local M'g'r.
The fall Teadhe)'s Examniation
will be held at the Courthouse on
Friday, October 6, beginning at nine
o'clock a. m.
L. W. Livingston,
0-23-4 Supt. Education, 0 C.
Have You An Idea
of buying a piano any time soon?
Do you expect to buy one within
the next few months? If so, we
present you NOW the best oppor
tunity you will have in a long time.
Call to see us or write us for full
We have on hand now in our
warerooms in Orangeburg the larg
est stock of strictly HIGH
GRADE PIANOS in South Car
olina. We bought in large quant
ities and we are prepared to sell at
figures and upon terms which will
astonish you. Don't pay tremen
dous profits to dealers away from
home, when you can buy better in
struments for less money right here
from a home dealer, who is near
at hard to fulfill every guarantee
WE claim to know something
about pianos. Come to see us and
let us TALK PIANO WITH
YOU before you buy. A person
al visit to our warerooms will sur
prise you with the number, beauty
and tonal qualities of our high
ardiant Music Co., ||
ESTABLISHED 1882. O
T 53 E. Russell Street.,..-3.Orangeburg. 8. Co
Williams & Sharpers on
Merchant Tailors and Dry Cleaners
First Ctass Workn^ijsl^ip Gu^ra^teed.
Special Attention to Ladies Clothes.
Suits Made to Order.
Clothes ca'Ied for and delivered.
Under Post Office Orangeburg, S. C
A Reminder That We Are Ready to Serve You.
ZEIGLER & DIBBLE
Special Agents of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York.
Strongest In the world.
Prompt Attention. Quick Adjustment of L?ssel.
OEANGEBUEG - - SOUTH C A ROL1NA
Popular Novels, 50c. Sims Book Store