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COUNTY FAIR OPENS
INTERESTING PBOGRAM FOR TO
Axrsui of Prizes to Boys Corn Club?
Bfecational and Athletics Oon
SFbe Orangeburg County Fair will
-opea this morning at 9 o'clock, the
time Mng the occasion for much cel
ebration throughout the city.
Promptly at that hour the siren whis
tle -will blow and the public will be
-thus informed of the formal opening
of tlM Fair's gates.
At the Fair everything is being
gottea in readiness top this event.
Yesterday the grounds presented a
very fcusy appearance. Inside the
mala building exhibits were being
placed end the building getting in
abape for today's events.
As a person walks in the gate en
tertaa the grounds the main build<
ins on his left. On his right is
the poultry house. Entering the
mate ?all ding by the left door, the
visitor is between two rows of ex
hibits. To his right as he walks down
the ?xbibits are as follows: M. O.
Dantslcr, U. D. C. lunch counter, J.
W. ftnoak, Marcbant Music Co.,
Coca Cola Stand. On his left as he
walks down the same passage: Or
angebarg College exhibit in charge
of alias Markin, Fine Are Display
tinder Mrs. W. K. Sease, Floral Dept.,
under the supervision of Mrs. J. W.
Smoak, fancy work dept., under Mrs.
W. F. Fairey, household dept., under
Mrft D. C. Hayden.
Entering the building by" the right
door the exhibits on the left are of
the fieM crop department of the Fair
under Mr. J. D. Whisenhunt. On his
right: Southern Bell Telephone Co.;
Culler & Salley; Quaker City Flour
MillB, Charleston Branch under Mr.
W. V. Norris; Coe Mortimer Co.,
Charleston branch, E. S. Mather,
farmogram dept., Jerome QicMIchael,
Fertilizer dept.; The Times and Dem
ocrat booth; L. Bnnett & Co. Op
posite is the exhibit of Clemson Col
When last heard from yesterday
afternoon the automobile races were
in doubt. Up to that time only one
entry had been made, and tlhere were
so other cars to race him. Still tie
racing committee of the Fair are do
ing all they can and it is believed
that by the scheduled time today sev
eral other cars will be ready to enter
the race, and all the scheduled events
will take place.
One of the Interesting events today
will he the awarding of the prizes to
the winners of the Orangeburg Coun
ty Boys Corn Club. These prizes will
he awarded in the Main building of
the Fajr today.
Among the most prominent and
most looked-forward-to part of to
day's program is the educational fea
ture in which the schools of the vari
ous parts of the county will meet to
gether in friendly contest. These
contests are both intellectual and
physical?a spelling bee being typical
of the (former; while the latter con
sists of various racing and jumping.
The spelling bee will be conducted
in the main building by Superinten
dent of Education D. S. iMurph, of
Calhoun County. So far the follow
ing schools have announced their rep
resentation to be as follows:
Four Holes?Ruby Till and Flor
Fair School?Ollis Hydrick.
Holly Hill?May Joyner and Er
Gocdby?Jerome Collier and Win
nie Davis Edwards. . ?
Branchville?Mattie Bellinger and
Rowesville?Mignon Breedlove and
Nellie L. Barton.
Oak Grove?Carrie and Lee Bo
City School?Willie Lou Wanna
maker and Elizabeth Glaze.
Jamison?Ella Horger and Annie
Trinity?Marie Hydrick and Ina
and Marie Fogle. I
Pine Hill?Flossie Davis and Lizzie j
North Willow?Ruth Hughes and
Cope?Wilhemena Smith and Char
South Zion?Lucile Brickie and
South Vance?Harry Felder.
Bowman?Clarence Hutto and!
Bryan Academy?Herbert Bar
Norway?Iva Jefcoat and Gertrude
Limestone?Lizzie Inabinet and
Another feature of the program is I
the half-mile race. So far the schools
that have announced their represen
East Orange?Holland Stouden
Four Holes?Herman Zeigler.
Oak Grcve?Charlie O'Cain and
South Zion?Denzil Kennerly.
Fair School?Ollie Hydrick.
City Schools?Harold McLauchlin
Bryan Academy?Eugene Walter.
There will be other interesting
events, such as the high jumping
contests and broad jumping contests.
At the conclusion of these contests
the prizes will be awarded to the win
ners of the Boys Corn Club.
Following this there will an ad
dress by Prof. Daniels, of Clemson
College, which certainly will be well
worth the time to hear it. Dr. Daniel
is a speaker of state-wide reputation j
and will no doubt be well received
by his audience.
The Only Way.
Hewitt?"I want him to stand back
of what he says." Jewitt?"Then
you better get him to say it. by telo
OUR ADVERTISERS TODAY.
What Oirangeburg Merchants Offer
We C8.ll especial attention to the
advertising carried in thia issue. In
the various advertisements will he
foiind many thlngB for sale which
you want, or at least want to see
about before Xmas. We suggest that
these advertisements be saved until
time for your Christmas shopping and
then you will know where to get what
King's Furniture Store.
Offen? as a special inducement tflxis
week a free ticket into the Fair
'Jroundu with $10 purchase.
John T. Wise.
'Explains why he is thankful this
year and also why he hopes to be
again next year.
Fairey and Weeks.
Are still carrying on their big bus
iness in wholesale and retail merchan
J. O. Ransdale.
Offers ihis store to you as your
headquarters while at the Fair.
J. W. Smoak.
Calls attention to his two exhibits
of hardware at the Fair grounds.
F. Funnan Mai pass.
Offers a full line of suits, coats,
skirts, shoes, underwear, etc. to make
your choice from.
The Bank of Orangeburg.
Calla attention t otheir bank as a
Btrong, safe and conservative one in
which to keep your money.
The (BosweU Shoe Company.
Says see their remarkable values
in shoes if you want to wear the best.
Livngston and Co.
Are always in the market for cow
peas and cotton seed.
Greets all Fair visitors and wants
an opportunity of showing you what
Dantzler and Funderburk.
Having decided to close out their
dry goods department will give you
The House of McNamara.
Says good cloths and making good
go together. See page seven.
Offers a good lot of goods to se
lect from. See his line.
L. Bennett and Co.
Oalls attention to good qualities of
the Buick Automobiles.
The Girl From Rectors.
A fine entertaining show at the
Academy of Music next Friday night.
Marchant Music Company.
Offers to the people of this section
fine opportunities for buying pianos.
Enterprise Land Co.
Offers a special sale of the Glover
Street park. See their add, page 5.
Sims Book Store.
Haa over 500 titles of recent copy
righted fiction for sale at fifty cents.
The Star Theatre.
Call especial attention to their fine
films during fair week. See page 7.
Culler and Sal ley.
?Believe in the Maxwell, which won
the Glidden Trophy this year. See
Geo. V. Zeigler.
Says there is a fair going on at his
store all the time. See page 7.
The Times and Democrat.
Offers you a three hundred dollar
piano absolutely free. See page 3.
Zeigler and Dibble.
Calls to your attention the evils of
The Orangeburg Steam Bakery.'
Makes the best bread, cake, rolls,
etc. you ever ate. Try them.
G. E. Rhodes.
Now carries the fine Una of tiles,
mantles and grates formerly handled
by Dukes an Rhoes.
Von Oshen and Smoal:.
Are the makers of the famous Edis
to wagons, which are made to order.
Carries the best possible in the line
of stoves, plows and hardware in gen
Sifly and Frith.
Invite you to call upon them In
their fine new store on East Russell.
Edisto Savings Bank.
Is a depository of the U. S., State,
County and City. Is it yours
E. E. CuUer.
Has anything you want that runs
on wheels. Blacksmith work also.
J. H. Schacte.
Calls attention to your Christmas?
fruits, which he has in plenty to sup
ply your wants.
H. Spahr and Son.
Show you how they save you mon
ey and assure you satisfaction.
Fogle and Smith.
Deal in bicycles and general repair
work at 13 Middleton street.
Cut this out and save this for
your Christmas shopping.
Income Tax Payers.
The following are the income tax
payers in Orangeburg county: T. L.
Connor, $15; George H. Cornelson,
$54.20; W. C. Crum, $5.60; Mary
C. Dibble. $22; L. M. Dunton, $5; F.
W. Farnum, $7; J. M. Green, $7.50;
J. R. Leysath, $5.80; E. M. Livings
ton, $44 50; B. H. Moss, $10.60; G.
M. Norris, $20; T. M. Raysor, $10;
W. N. Scoville, $12; total, $219.63. j
Teachers and Trustees Meeting.
A meeting of the trustees, teachers
and school improvements associations
cf Calhoun County was held at St.
Matthews on Saturday. A good at
tendance was on hand, and much
interest taken in the meeting. A num
ber of important matters were at
tended to. W. Plumer Mills of the
South Carolina University delivered
an able address to the associations.
BRANCHVILLE HONORS KDISTO
Gave a Most Sumptuous and Elegant
1 ly Served Banquet to Them Friday
! The banquet given by the business
men of Branchville on last Friday
evening in honor of the civil engi
neer corpEi which is now engaged in
! surveying the Edisto river for the
United States Government to deter
mine whether the opening of that
stream to navigation for commercial
purposes Is feasible, was a most nota
ble and delightful occe^ion, and will
long be remembered by all who had
the pleasure of participating in it.
Covers were laid for about one hun
dred banqueters, and, as far as we
could see, there was not a single va
The banquet, which was held in
the largo dining room of the Bass
hotel, was attended by all the busi
ness and professional men of Branch
ville and several invited guests from
Orangeburg and other places. The
dining room was handsomely decorat
ed, and the menu, which consisted of
all the delicacies of the season, was
served in the most up-to-date style,
which reflected credit on the man
agement of the Bass hotel, which is
justly noted for Its excellent cui
sine and its prompt and efficient ser
vice. The menu was as follows:
Olives Pickles Celery
Roast EdiBto Pig
Edisto Country Ham
Chicken Salad Potato Salad
Roast Edisto Turkey
Carolina Rice Potato Chips Green
Branchville Rolls Bass Hotel Biscuits
Ice Cream Cake Fruit
Tea Coffee Milk
It is needless to say that this most
excellent bill of fare tempted the ap
petite of the most fastidious epicu
rean present, and that full justice was
done to the many good things provid
ed for the satisfying of the inner
man. After all had been seated, with
Mayor J. B. Williams, who acted as
toastmaster, at the head of the main
table, a blessing was asked by Rev.
S. D. /Bailey, pastor of the Brancn
vllle Methodist church. . What fol
lowed can better be imagined than
described. The remnants of the many
good things that had been provided
were then removed and cigars were
Hon. J. B. Williams, mayor of
Branchville, then made an appropri
ate address of welcome, which was
responded to by Mr. W. S. Fitzsim
mons, who is chief of the corps of
engineers now surveying the Edisto
river. As toastmaster. Mayor Wil
liams then introduced Mr. W. L.
Glover, who discussed "The Edisto
Project";"" Col. A. H. Marchant, who
convinced all that "River Develop
ment Was Good Business Policy";
Mr. A. M. Hamby, who enlightened
us as to the "Benefits of River Trans
portation to Inland Cities"; Congress
man A. F. Lever, who clearly proved
"Every River a Highway," and Col.
E. J. Watson told us "How River De
velopment Aids the Farmer.''
All of the above named gentlemen
delivered good speeches, handling
with ability and eloquence the sub
ject they discussed. In a most en
tertaining way they brought to the
attention of all who were present
many interesting and instructive facts
in connection with water ways in gen
eral and the Edisto river project in
1.;ir"icular. This question of. .ihe oo
en:ng up of our rivers for i-ojimercial
purposes Is a very fut iraffing and
important one. and when the people
generally understand its great im
poitance to the prosperity of the I
country they will demand its solution.\J
After ;he s; eaking was concluded,
Rev. C. .3. Smith dismissed the as-|
t-embly with the b?nr:di?:tion, and at
(about one o'clock in the morning the
banqueters went to their beds to
dream of the pleasant events of the
evening. We hope every visitor
fared as well as this scribe did in
that particular. He was most hospi
tably and elegantly entertained at the
beautiful home of Mr. P. P. Bethea,
who is one of the wide-awake and j
progressive business men of Branch
ville. To have been entertained in I
this delightful home is a privilege we
The banquet, from start to finish,
was one of the best things of the kind j
that has ever been held in this sec
tion of the State, or any other section,
I for that matter. We congratulate
the business men of Branchville, who
got up the delightful entertainment,'
on its complete success. It demon
strated what can be done when all
the business men of a community pull
together, backed up by sweet smiles
and helpful cooperation of the ladies,
which was plainly visible on all sides
on last Friday night.
Messrs. W. C. 'Martin, P. P. Bethea,
J. W. Hlack, P. C. Dukes and 'Stead
man Weathersbee, who composed
tho committee having immediate
management of the whole affair, cer
tainly know how to make a complete
success of such occasions, if we are to i
judge their ability in that direction
by the success of the banquet on last
Friday night. Under their super-1
vision everything moved like clock
work, and any one who was present
and did not enjoy himself must had
had a horrid case of dyspepsia or was
a fellow who just can't be pleased. I
No One Appointed Vet.
A dispatoh from St. Matthews says
instead of becoming clearer, the po
litical skies seem to darken in the
matter of the appointment of a sher
iff for this county. It has been given
out several times that certain of the
candidates was sure winners, but so
far no certainty has been given out
from the governor, j
EDISTO RIFLES REPORTS.
The Gallant Company Re-enters Ser
vice of the State.
The gallant and historic old Edis
to Rifles, which has seen service in
two wars, has once more hecome a
part of the National Guard of the
State of South Carolina. On last
Tuesday night the company was mus
tered in by Adjutant and Inspector
General Moore, who made a short
address, giving the boys some good
advice as to how each member should
do his part towards building the com
oany up to what it formerly was.
Adjt. Gen. Moore was thanked, in
behalf of the company, for the influ
ence he had used in getting the com
pany back into the service, by Capt.
J. 'P. Moseley, former Captain of the
Edisto Rifles. The Edisto Rifles has
always done its duty in the past, and
can be depended upon for the future.
Judge James F. Izlar, who command
ed the company during the War be
tween the Sections, and'Hon. Saml.
Dibble, his first lieutenant, a&d sev
eiai of the rank and file are still
alive, ahd take great pride in their
When South Carolina called on
her sons to go to the front when the
Spanish-American War broke out, the
Edisto Rifles waB among the first of
the State National Guard to respond
to the call. The company went to the
front under the command of Capt. D.
0. Herbert, and discharged with gal
lantry and fidelity whatever duties
were assigned it. It served several
months in Cuba.
When the icompany was disbanded
several years ago it was considered
one of the best if not the best, com
mands in the State militia. It was
cne of the oldest, having been organ
ized about fifty.years ago. In 1907,
at the Jamestown Exposition, al-i
though there were hundreds of com
panies in attendance, the Edisto Ri
fles attracted especial attention by
the superb manner in which they
drilled. With reorganization, every
n.ember realizes the opportunity be
fore the company, and each one is de
termined to do .everything in his pow- j
er to make it deserving of the name,
Edisto Rifles, which is so dear to the
hearts of those who were members of
the original company.
The following are the officers and
members of the company as muster
ed in on Tuesday evening:
W. C. Crutn. .Ir, Captain.
iSumter Porter, Fiist Lieutenant.
Geo. M. Seignious, Second Laeuc.
F. P. Schiffley, First Sergeant.
Hugh Sease, Second Sergeant.
John Cart, Jr., Third Sergeant.
J. R. Westberry, QuartermaBter
Warren Scoville, First Corporal.
Frank Buu\d, Second Corporal.
Earnest Neese, Third Corporal.
Bernado Seignious, Fourth Corpl.
Ben J. King, Fifth Corporal.
Walter O'Cain, Right Guide.
William Inabinet, Left Guide.
J. I. McMichael, Musician.
Charles Glover, Musician.
B. J. Blume.
?N. H. Boliver.
C. A. Burns. , i
D. C. Clark.
J. C Covar ? ,
S. E. Duncan.
J. C. Falrey.
R. Fairey. ur ?
L. S. Fischer.
B. F. Gardner. i ? *
H. E. Jennings.
L. P. Rich.
S. B. Rich.
H. C. Richards.
W. L. Rodrigues.
R. J. Smith, Jr. ;
C. C. Stroman.
S3. L. Wald.
H. H Wannamaker.
W. C Wannamaker.
R. S. Wolfe.
J. H. Weight.
A. C. Watson, Jr.
John D. Varn.
P B. Zeigler.
JULIA ACADEMY LOCALS.
News of Interest From That Well
We are into the third week of
school. We have about completed
the task of getting all the new books
necessary, and both teacher and pu
pils seem to be ready and willing for
The cold weather came upon us
suddenly as we were not looking for
it to be so cold so early in the sea
Our neighborhood has been blessed
with protracted meetings on both
sides of us last week at Corinth, and J
Ebenezer, good preaching at both.
The Inclement weather caused the I
union at Corinth to be a failure, but
it has been appointed for the same
place the next time.
Miss Julia Reed the efficient teach
er of Salem iSchool spent the week
end with her cousin Mrs. H. Rudolph
Mrs. E. A. Toole has repaired their
old mill and is now running an ex
cellent ginenry, which is certainly
quite an advantage to the farmers of
Miss Viola Sharp has begun teach
ing over in Lexington County, where
she taught year before last.
i.Miss Bessie Sawyer is to teach the
Hopewell school the ensuing year.
"The (Jirl From Rector's."
The Democrat, Nashville, Tenn., of
October 25th, says: "The Girl From
Rector's" played to two capacity
houses at Vendome yesterday after
noon and night. As regards "rough
ness." the most critical person will
fail to find a line in "The Girl From
Rector's" ?In which there a single
risquie remark. There wvie several
people in the audience who went to
see the piece expressiy to find a de
fect as regards lack of refinement,
and this they failed to do." This
play will be at the Academy of Music
WORK OF SYNOD
REPORTS ON FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
OF THE CHURCH.
And Other Important Business Trans
acted by the 'Lutherans in Their
The Lutheran Synod at Pine Grove
transacted a great deal of business
of interest and importance to the
gieat church whlph it represents.
Among other things Synod considered
a report looking to holdinga Sunday
school normal during the coming
year, for all Lutherans in the State.
Thee presidents of each Conference
together with the Rev. C. E. Weltener
and Dr. J. H. Harms were constituted
a committee to arrange for holding
such a normal. The details will be
left t* this committee.
The treasurer, Mr. A. H. Kohn,
renered his report. From this the
following is taken:
For Synodical purposes. .$6,800.06
Foi foreign missions. . . 2,488.69'
For home missions. . . . 7,774.36
Orphans' Home. 409.58
Debt of Synod. 859.51
N?-wberry College. 206.35
Aged ministers. 110.04
Collected at Synod. . . . 1,754.58
Besides this amount considerable
moneys that should have gone
through the hands of the treasurer
of Synod went directly to specific ob
jects. The women of Synod raised
for missions nearly $5,000. The to
tal amount of money raised by the
Synod then should be about $18,000.
The following were elected speak
ers for next Synod:
On Christian education, the Rev.
J. H. Wilson, D. D., principal; the
Rev. E. W. Leslie, alternate; on mis
sions, the Rev. M. G. G. Scherer, D.
D. principal; the Rev. H. A. McCul
Iough, alternate; on ordination, the
Rev. C. Armand 'Miller, D1. D., prin
cipal, and the Rev. S. P. Koon, alter
The report of treasurer of Bach
man endowment fund showed that the
asnets of that fund had grown over
$500 during the year.
The report of the committee to
nominate executive committee of mis
sions led to the selection of the fol
lowing members for that committee:
The Revs. >S. C. Ballentine, C. A.
Freed, S. P. Koon, O. B. Shearhouse
and Messrs. P.| C. 'Price, W. K.
Shealy and J. B. Hunter.
The Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D.,
chairman of the board of foreign mis
sions, by invitation of Synod, made
a ringing speech, urging the work
now being done in Japan by the
United Synod of the South. By a
chart, he showed the location of the
school now being constructed at Ku
namoto, Japan. Only $5,000 yet re
mains to be raised for this school,
out of $50,000 required. He made
a strong appeal in behalf of the work
of foreign missions.
The committee on Orphans' Home
reported that 106 children were in
'he home, and that it would now be
necessary to enlarge the plant to ac
commodate other children.
The committee on Theological Sem
inary made its report. This shows
progress and development. A splen
did plant now stands in Columbia.
More students are now in attendance
than ever before in the history of
the Church. The Rev. M. O. J.
Kreps, financial secretary, made a
strong appeal in behalf of the insti
A resolution was adopted? looking
to the immediate beginning of
pleaching services in the town of St.
By resolution, a committee con
sisting of the president, secretary and
the pastor loci, to publish in advance
a complete program, showing when
representatives of special objects
shall be heard, was appointed.
By resolution, Mr. J. A. Shealy, a
student of Newberry College, was re
ceived on beneficiary aid. The ap
propriation committee realizing the
ever widening field of Synod, resolved
to increase its offerings along this
In the afternoon, W. E. Pugh was
solemnly ordained to the office of the
holy ministry. The Rev. C. A. Freed,
D. D., preached the sermon. The
Services were very impressive. The
Hev. Mr. Pugh is now pastor of the
Lutheran Church at Florence.
The Lowman Home of the Aged
and Helpless at White Rock, came
up for consideration. During the
year Synod came into possession of
this splendid property, through the
liberality of Mrs. Malissa Lowman.
Synod voted hearty thanks to Mrs.
Lowman for her liberality. A reg
ular board of trustees was appointed
for the institution, and the United
Synod will ask to share the benefits
of the Home. The Rev. W. P. Cine
has accepted the superintendence of
the Home, and he will take charge
January 1, 1012. The property is
piobably worth at least $2,500. This
inrludes over 1,000 acres of land, be
sides considerable money in the
banks. The committee whicn had the
mutter in charge during the year
were made permanent trustees.
The vote for delegates to the
United Synod, which meets in At
lanta, Ga., next November, resulted
Ministers: C. A. Miller. C. A.
Freed, J. H. Harms, W. II. Greever,
W. R. Cline, M. O. J. Kreps, S. C.
Ballentine, M. G. G. Scherer, S. P.
Koon, S. T. Hallman, H. A. McCul
La'y delegates: Geo. B. Cromer,
J. D. Cappelmann, A. H. Kohn, J. F.
FLcken, W. P. Houseal, E. F. Irick,
J. C. Seegers, E. J. Etheredge, P. C.
Price, Kenneth Baker, C. L. Kibler.
By motion Synod will meet at New
berry next year on Tuesday before
the fourth Sunday in October.
All the former treasurers were re
elected. A. H. Kohn, treasurer of
Synod; Dr. O. B. Mayer, treasurer of
WINNERS OP THE PRIZES.
At the Beautiful Flower Show at St.
The St. Matthews correspondent of
The News and Courier says: The an
nual Chrysanthemum Show under the
auspices of the Civic League was held
here in the vacant store on the Banks
block Friday. It was a bower of
beauty from a floral and "feminine
form divine" standpoint. It was a
pity that every flower in the building
could not get a prize, as it richly de
served it. The League also offered
for sale desirable ready-made articles
suitable for gifts which brought good
prices from the chivalrous young peo
ple, who will remember each other
during the Christmas days. There
was also the finest assortment of
home-made candies ever offered to
the public. Oysters, coffee and oth
er refreshments were served.
The judges of the varied merits of
the flowers were Mesdamcii A. K.
Smoak, G. A. Baxter and M. G. Sal
ley?the latter of Orangeburg.
The following were the happy win
Best vase of one dozen, each differ
ent, Mrs. J. A. Merrltt; second prize,
Miss Edna Whetstone.
Best vase of six, each different,
Miss Eloise Hildebrand; second prize,
Mtb. E. Wimberly.
Best vase of three, each different,
Miss Edna Whetstone.
Best individual flower, Mrs. T. H.
Dreher; second best, Mrs. J. R. Fair
Best collection roses, each differ-1
ent, Mrs. J. P. Shirer.
Ferns, best Blumasus, Mrs. J. A.
Best Boston fern, Mrs. J. R. Fairey.
Best ostrich plume, Mrs. T./W.
Best baby's breath, Mrs. W. L. Pou.
Best Begonia, 'Mrs. F. F. Hill.
Best specimen plant, Mrs. E. A.
Second best specimen, plant, Mrs.
H. A. Raysor.
NOT THE BOLL WEEVIL.
Pests- Bearing Remarkable Resem
blance to the Cotton Pest.
A little over a week ago Mr. W.
01. C. Lynch, of the Fork section,
living about ten miles from Orange
burg towards Cope, sent to our office
a bottle containing twenty or thirty
weevils, which he had found in his
cotton and wished to know if they
were the -boll weevil. Upon compar
ing this animal with several prints
of boll weevil in our office we were
startled at the similarity of the two,
and immediately sent the weevils to
Clemson College for examination.
The reply received from Prof. A.
F. Conradi, entomologist and zoolo
gist, says they "are not the Mexican
cotton boll weevil, they are known
as the cow pea pod weevil, also cow
pea curculic, and the technical name
is 'chalcodermus aeneus.' These in
jects are preeminently cow pea pests.
They hibernate as full grown beetles
during the winter and like other in
sects come out hungry in thespring.
They find no cow peas growing, and
rather than starve they take the
next most favorable food which is
cotton. They do the most serious in
jury at the bast of the stalk near the
ground, eating it full of holes and
causing it to wilt. .
"The eggs are laid in a cavity of
the pod, made with their snout?, and
the young worm hatches and bores
through the seed similar to the com
mon pea weevil. Where this insect
is abundant it is important that the
land be given a fairly deep plowing
in the fall and planted with a winter
cover cover crop. This cover crop
may consist of rye or oats, or better
still oats at vetch, a combination of
rye and vetch. Where oats la plant
ed as a hay crop, it is well to com
bine it with vetch, and cut it in the
usual manner next spring. This pro
cess will do away with the hibernat
ing quarters of the insect and in this
manner reduce it below minimum.
The procedure will also conserve soil
moisture, soil fertility and keep the
soil from washing."
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List of Letters Remaining Unclaim
ed in Postofllce.
Ellis Amaker, M. S. Boitin, Ruth
P. Brown, Mary Carmiehael (2) L.
Davis, Joe Dawson, Estella Ervin,
Ransom Fields, Anthony Flemming,
T. B. Floster, James Freeman, Olden
Hampton, Eddie D. Harrison, Mary
Hans, Alf Holladay, L. A. Jennings,
Gabe Jennings, Mattie Jones, Mrs.
Rebecca Jones, John Keitt, Millie
Langford, Eliza Milhouse, J. J. Pal
mer, Willie Parker, Bstella Philips,
Cicero Pitman, C. S. Porter, C. C.
Riley, Mrs. 'Margaret Spigner, Maggie
Smith, Adam Sumter, Noah Swinton,
Julia Tucker, Dave Turner George
Whetstone, Jiilian Weinburg, Bell
A. D. Webster, P. M.
Large .Shipment of Cattle.
The St. Matthews correspondent of
The State says: "Col. J. A. Banks
received a shipment of 235 cattle
from western North Carolina Friday.
The march of this handsome herd
torough the streets of the town cre
ated much excitement for some min
utes and drew tho attention of tho
carnival .crowd which was in town en
joying the shows. Col. Banks has a
large plantation in the northern part
ol' the county, which is especially
adapted to the wintering of cattle. He
has pastured these cattle on his plan
talon. Next spring he will put the
cattle on the market and will use the
fertilizers from the farm in producing
his next year's crop.
Married Last Wednesday.
There was a quiet wedding last
Wednesnv, Nov. 8, at the resience of
Rev. D. D. Dantzler, the officiating
minister. The contracting parties
were Miss C. Merl Summers and Mr.
John Bennett. The couple have the
best wishes of their many friends.
Newberry College; W. P. Roof, treas
urer of Seminary; the Rev. C P.
Boozer, treasurer of Bachman endow
LOCAL NEWS ITHS
PICKED UP ALL OVER TOWN BY"
What Is Happening Here and There.
Local Items of Personal Interest
to Our Readers.
Program of the County Fair is ot
page six. ,
Don't let the cold weather keep
you from the Fair.
Mrs. Hannah J. Salley, of Ashevill?,
N. C, is visiting relatives and friends
In this city.
Never mind the cold wave, no sie
believes the trust got the weather toy
praying for it.
The trades display is scheduled te
start this mornina at 9 o'clock, aitd
reach the grounds by 11.
Mrs. W. T. McKewn and children
have returned to Waldo, Fla., after a
short visit to relatives here.
The City Council has very properly
decreed that no awning frame shall
be lower than a certain height
There was quite a drop la the
temperature from Saturday to 14?a
day morning. But it brought mvA the
sun, which was badly needed.
The weather up North is ecWar
now than ever before known so early
in the season. Let us be thankful that
we live in a land of sunshine and
plenty., and take In the Fair.
The City Council has determined te
make peddlars who sell in this city
pay a license. This is a simple aet.
of justice to the business men of the
city, all of Whom have to pay li
" The hack fare for the ride out te
the Fair grounds has been regulated
by the City Council. Fifteen cents its
the price of a ride to the grounds,
and no hackman will be allowed to
In the election of chtef of the fire
department and board of flremasters,
the following were unanimously
elected: T. O. S. Dibble, chief;
James P. Doyle, H. H. Wannamaker
and R. R. Bruner, assistants.
(Mrs. L. K. Sturkie, Mrs. Pi. M. Fore
man and Mrs. Edward Hawes will go
to Anderson this week to attend the
State Baptist Woman's Missionary so
ciety convention as delegates from
the local Baptist church society.
Messrs. R. Lewis Berry, John Cart,
W. L. Glover, Col. A. H. Marchant.
Rev. C. B. Smith and the editor of
The Times and Democrat represented
Orangeburg at the banquet given by
ihe business men of Branchville last
The City Council has ordered that
all telegraph, eleitric light and tele
phone poles in the city limits be
painted. The Times and Democrat
suggested bhat this be done long ago,
and we are glad that its suggestion is
at last to be carried out.
Branchville has an excellent elec
tric light plant, if one is to judge
it by the beautiful lights it furnishes.
Now, she should put in a water and
sewerage system. The benefit and
convenience of these utilities to the
people would far outweigh their cost.
The Annual Conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
of 'South Carolina, will be held at
Benhettsville on November 29, with
Bishop John G. Kilgo, presiding.
Have all the Methodists in this sec
tion paid their preacher? If not, why
Alderman W. G. Smith reported
to the City Council on Friday night
;:hat the Southern Railway would
provide the facilities requested at its
passenger station In this city in the
near future. Much. Improvements
have already been made to and about
Just about the time the Orangeburg
visitors reached Branchville Friday
night for the banquet, the electrie
light plant went out of commission,
and left the town in total darkness.
Our young friend, J. W. Black, kindly
took charge of us and piloted us to
the hotel, where the banquec was to
Friday night when ihe business
men of Branchville were about to pull
off one of the biggest events in the
history of the town, the electric light
plant was put out of commission by
an unavoidable accident to the engine
and things were pretty dark for
awihile, but Manager Dodenhoff,
knowing his business, had the break
repaired and in a short time had the
lights burning as brightly as ever to
the relief of all.
Coburn's Greater Minstrelfl.
The latest music, songs, ragtime
numbers, dances and laughing hits
In the big show tonight at the Acad
emy of Music. Entirely new people,
costumes, scenery, novelties and
features and entire new program
throughout . Coburn's Greater Min
strels with the cleanest comedy, new
est jokes, brightest funmakere and
sweetest singers to be found in min
strelsy. The company is too well
known to require endorsement. Mr.
Charley Cano, principal comedian
with the big show this year is un
doubtedly the b^ ; comedian ever
seen with this afirartion and in spite
of old favorites is establishing a rep
utation throughout the Southera
States as one of the best black face
men in minstrelsy. This is Gano's
first trip south with any company,?
he is excrutiatingly funny, clever and
refined in his witticism, and is easily
the favorite with the big show in
spite of the fact that all the comedi
ans work hard and are exceptionally
good this year. This is the best show
Manager Coburn has had.
Buried Near His Home.
The funeral services of the late
James L. Strock, who died In the
Fork section of Orangeburg county
Friday were held at Elloree Sunday
morning at the residence of H. K.
Snell, and interment In the old Trin
jity burying grounds.