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January 0, 1009, at the post office at
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ter, check or money order.
Religion does not consist in a
man's belief in what he does with his
He who does a good deed simply
for the sake of being repaid has the
spirit of usury and not of humanity.
On the, day after Christmas the
average boy thinks the next Christ
mas is ages away, while his parents j
hare the idea that it is close at hand.
The Charleston Post says that'
President Taft is now engaged in
pulling-some of the wool from his
eyes. He will hare It all pulled out
sometime next November by the peo
That recent hanging in the opera |
house at Jackson, Ga., seems to have
been an exclusive social function with
relatives of the murdered man in the
boxes and friends of the sheriff in the
We specially request all of our
subscribers who have not already
done so to pay up their subscription
and vote for some one of the candi
?^Tki^es in our Popularity Contest.
HelpN>ut the young ladies.
Nothing is more pitiful than a life j
spent in thinking of nothing but self.
And the pitifulness of it is more ap-J
parent at Christmastlde as it stands!
In abhorent 'Contrast to the unselfish
ness that then so generally shows it
We hope that the Legislature will
rot allow Governor Blease to abolish
the Agricultural Department of the
State. Should, he veto the appropria
tion for this useful branch of the
State Government the Legislature!
should promptly pas.-, it over his veto.
Col. Henry Wattcrson, editor of
The Louisvill? Courier-Journal and
dean of American journalism, will
not speak in Charleston on peace,
his date for that city having been
cancelled because the Irish and Ger-j
mans down there did not want to
On the first of the new year the
British government will take control
c t the entire telephone system in the
British Isles. Aa it already owns
the telegraph system besides, of
course, having the postoffice it is giv
ing the world a striking example of
Several trusts havi been dissolved
of late hut the consumer does not
find any reduction in the price of the
commodities those same trusts pro
duce. If no such advantage can be
gained by dissolution Borne other and
more effective method of dealing with
hlg business will have to be found.
A great many New Tear resolu
tions are like pie crust?easily brok
en. But that usually ia because the
promise is made impulsively or that
it is well nigh impossible of fulfill
ment. New Year resolutions if right
ir. themselves and honeBt efforts are
made to keep them are of great ben
The Agricultural Department is a
most useful branch of the State Gov
ernment, and tho man who under
takes to kill it is no friend of the
farmers. Commissioner Watson
took a most active part in the fight to
prevent the farmers from being forc
ed to sell their cotton below the cost
It Is a splendid thing to have a
gcod memory, but sometimes It Is
just as well to have a good "forget
ery." To brood over funded or real
wrongs, treasure ttem up In one's
memory until one gets sour and syn
ical is foolish. It is well to forget
many of these .things?the chivalrous
mind prevents lots of unpleasantness
There is a good deal of truth In
the assertion that egotism and false
benevolence marks those men who
.have mad* millions of money out
o!1 the people and then given back in
charity or education what is a mere
fraction of their wealth on condition
that their names are perpetuated in
the institutions helped. Considering
the way much of the wealth has been
made their action suggests the old
Spanish proverb, "Steal the pig In
God's name and given the trotters to
the poor." ;
The indicted Chicago packers are
in an awkward dilemma. They have
been fighting persistently for delay
and naturally would like their trial
delayed until doomsday. But the
British government, which annually
buys $30,909,000 or more pounds of
canned meat irom Chicago packers
has just notified tho:ie same packers
that no bids will be received until
tho trial is ended. This means that
the more extended the delay tho
greater the lose of trade. On the oth
er hand the packers naturally dread
a trial and verdict. It seems to be a
case of "between tho devil and the
.., iv..~....... ...-, v.
On and after ? January 1, 1912,
Mr.1 James Izlar Sims will become
part owner and proprietor of The
Times and Democrat and its print
ing plant and - of Sims Book Store.
After'that date these enterprises will
be run under the firm name of Jas.
L. Sims & Son. For the last three
years Mr. James Izlar Sims has man
aged the business and'in the future he
will continue , to do so. He is no
trangcr to our subscribers and adver
tisers, having met thousands of them
since he has been in charge of the
business. In this connection we de
sire to thank our patrons for their
liberal patronage in the past, and ask
a continuance of the same kind treat
ment to the new firm. They will find
in the junior member of the firm a
young man in every way worthy of
their confidence and esteem.
Conditions Necesiliry to Success.
Every man who advertises does so
that it may benefit his business.
Very rightly he expects a financial re
turn commensurate with what he
spends yet not unoften he is disap
pointed. This is not the fault of ad
As a matter of fact three condi
tions are necessary for successful ad
and truthfullness. As to the first it
must be evident to every business
man of average discernment that a
puny little ad naturally creates the
impression that the man who inserts
it does not care to do much business
or else that he has but a poor stock.
As to the second an ad should be
made alluring. In size, wording and
arrangement it should at once catch
the eye and thereby focus attention
But the first two conditions are
useless without the third?that of
truthfulness. A merchant must
make good over the counter what
he offers in his advertisement. If he
fails to do this, not once or twice, but
habitually, the public puts no trust
in his representations and business
disaster inevitably fellows.
That the great majority of mer
chants are honest in their business
and faithfully portray the character
and quality that their goods, and of
the bargains they offer, is unques
tioned. As a rule they are men of
principle and also are shrewd enough
to know that a temporary gain result
ing from some misleading advertise
ment is sure to be followed by a per
In this respect the position of a
(local merchant Is vastly diffedent
than that of a mail order house.
The constituency of the local mer
chant is limited, that of the catalogue
house is practically unlimited. It
sends its literature all over the coun
try and thereby any misleading ad
vertisement does not react npon it as
it would upon the business man of a
small city or town. In truth it is well
known that many and perhaps most
of the articles advertised by mail ord
er houses are deficient in quality or
in weight and measure, and that
their customers do not get the bar
gains they suppose.
The local merchant who should do
this would speedily become bank
rupt. He knows that to gain trade
and hold his customers he must be
hone3t with his customers. There
fore what he states in his advertise
ment may almost invariably be relied
upen the mutual benefit of buyer
and seller. The ono lesson Is that
people should deal with the merchant
who keeps faith with them, and not
with houses that supply them with
goods not up to the mark.
On the first page of this issue we
publish from The State an outline
of facts and reports In which the
public Is much concerned because
they touch upon tht antagonism of
Governor Blease to the State Depart
ment of Agriculture and Industries
as now operated under the intelli
gent supervision of Col. E. J. Watson,
who has given much attention to the
duties of the important office he so
admirably fills. Col Watson may
not have conducted the office to suit
Governor Blease, but we feel sure
that he has conducted it to the sat
isfaction of the farmers and others,
who are more vitally interested in
lit than the Governor
Wo also publish In connection with
the same matter a. statement from
Governor Blease and Mr. Hudson.
While Mr. Hudson denes the state
ment that Commissioner Wat
son's place has been offered
him, he confirms the most im
portant part of the story, which is
that Governor Blease is opposed to
the Agricultural and Industrial De
partment, of the State as at present
managed and the Governor's threat to
veto the appropriation for its con
tinuance unless he is given "assur
ance of its doing some good for the
farmers." We have been under the
impression that the department has
been very active in helping the far
mers to get better prices for their
"It will bo recalled," says The
Stale, "that Governor Blease vetoed
tho appropriation for factory inspec
tors, who, under this department,
were required to see that the laws for
the. betterment of tho condition of
women and children In the mills
were obF^rved. His statement that
the agricultural department is a
farce and of no service to farmers
will cause a little surprise, because
within iixty days he denied a request
of fMarlboro farmers to take certain
action, on the ground that he was
not a former and was not qualified to
advise them as to their interests."
The Governor must have been taking
lessons In agriculture since he wrote
that letter to the Marlboro farmers.
Pageantry and Reform.
The visit of the king and queen
of England to India means far more
than a mere passing show. That the
spectacular display of goregous uni
forms, crowns, diadems and thrones
appeals naturally to and impresses
the oriental mind goes without say
ing. The British government
[shrewdly took advantage of this sus
ceptibility in the recent durbar. It
knew full well that the perfect riot
?of color, as seen in briliant uniforms
and dresses, the stirring -sound of
i music from massed bands, the
marching of thousands of troops with
? flashing bayonets, the booming of
guns and the rattle of musketry
would impress the people with a
sense of Britain's power and might.
But very wisely the government
has not contented itself with such a
display. The crowning of the em
peror of the ancieut capital ot Delhi
has been accompanied by two mani
festoes that may do much to allay the
discontent that has long existed
in India. One annunoces the change
of the seat of government from Cal
cutta to Delhi; the other speaks of
important administrative reforms
leading to a certain measure of self
government. Both acts are wise and
daring and not unlikely conservative
statesmen in England will view them
The decision to make Delhi the
capital Of the country will doubtless
give satisfaction to the Hindoos as
that city is so associated with the
ancient glories of India.. Also it is to
be hoped and expected that the grad
ual conferring of political rights up
on the people may be followed with
best results. The one great difficul
ty in this matter .ies in the religious
hatreds of the people, especially as
between Hindoos and Mohamedans,
and in the sharp and intricate social
distinctions of the innumerable
One-half Cent a Word
Found Notices Free.
For Sale?Long leaf pine shingles. E.
S. Dukes, Rowesviile, S. C. lm*
Buy Your Display Yehicles?from
Sifly and Frith and take the
Private School.?Miss Nettie Copes
will reopen ber primary school on
Tuesday, Jan. 2., at residence of
Mrs. Rose R. Copes, 15 E. Amelia
Street. ? It
Wanted At Once?Contractor to roll
six room dwelling, distance of four
hundred and fifty feet. No turne,
grade downward. W. M. Fair &
Co., Elloree, S. C.
For Sale?One good saw mill and
saw. One good 20 H. P. boiler and
engine. One good Timber Cart
and everything used around a mill.
Apply to J. W. Smoak or Mrs. F.
Eggs and Poultry.?Black Minorcas,
prize winners, beauties; largest,
prettiest eggs laid, 13 for ?1.50.
White Orpingtons, new breed, best
and prettiest all purpose fowls,
Kellerstrass strain, 15 eggs for
$2.50 A few splendid cockerels,
Minorcas and Orpingtons at $2.00.
Trio Black Minorcas, $5.00. Any
of above delivered in Orangeburg.
D. O. Herbert.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Orangeburg.
Ephriam Livingston .... Plaintiff,
W. R. Livingston . . . Defendant.
Pursuant to an order of the Court
in the above entitled action, I will
sell at Orangeburg Court House, S.
January 6th, 1912, at 11 a. m., at
public auction to the highest bidder,
the following personal property, to
One mouse colored 'lorse mule,
one black horse mule and one two
Terms ca?h. Property to be paid
for before removed and In case pur
chaser fails to comply, the same will
be resold at the same time and place
at the risk of the former purchaser.
J. L. Dukes,
Sale of Personal Property.
By virtue of a judgment of the
Judge of Probate. I will sell at public
auction, at ten o'clock in the fore
noon of the 10th day of January, at
tho plantation of J. P.. Traywick, de
ceased, for cash, tho fcllowing arti
cles of persona! propsitv;
'.Material for mending wagons and
buggies, (rims, spokes, hubs, shafts).
3 reaper and bindi-r.
1 corn binder.
1 separator for grain.
1 corn shredder.
1 lime spreader.
1 stump puller.
1 Western hay outfit (consisting
of baling press, stacker and hay con
1 ginnery outfit, (35 h. p. Foos gas
engine, 2 80-saw gins, a revolving
press and a. friction tamper.)
1 grist mill.
1 corn crusher.
1 corn sheller.
3 Avery cultivators.
2 King distributors and bedders.
2 Middle bursters.
1 King fertilizer distributor and
1 lot of oak lumber.
1 lot of piping.
2 1-horso plows (Oliver).
Hogs (Berkshire3. )?
1 pure red Poll bull.
Edna I. Traywick,
Executrix of the estute of J. B. Tray
Cope, S. C, Dec. 27, 1911. 12-30-5t
Hunting and Trespassing Forbidden.
Hunting and all other trespassing
on our landu is strictly forbidden.
Wm. C. Wolfe,
Lucius B. Wolfe,
Marion B. Horger.
Assessment Notice, 1012, for Per
Notice is hereby given that I, or
my deputy, will be at the following
named places on the days specified for
the purpose of taking returns of per
sonal property for taxation In Orange
burg County for the fiscal year 1912.
All taxpayers must give the num
ber of School District in which prop
erty is located. Especial care should
be taken in locating property in or
near special school districts. School
trustees in the different townships
are requested to meet the Auditor at
these appointments and assist in the
proper location of special school and
All personal property owned on the
first day of January, 1912, must be
returned and all transfers of real
All persons whose incomes exceed
$*500.00 per annum (clear of busi
ness expenses) are liable to the State
income tax. Blanks for Income tax
returns will be furnished upon appli
cation to the Auditor.
Bowman, Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Branchville, "Wednesday, Jan. 3.
Rowesville, Thursday, an. 4.
Cope, Friday, Jan. 5.
Canaan Church, Saturday, Jan. 6.
Holly Hill, Monday, Jan. 8.
Eutawville, Tuesday, Jan. 9.
Ferguson, Wednesday, Jan. 10.
Vance, Thursday, Jan. 11.
Parlers, Friday, Jan. 12.
Livingston, Monday, Jan. 15.
Dru Sawyer's, Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Springfield, Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Gleaton, Thursday, Jan. 18.
Norway, Friday, Jan. 19.
Elloree, Monday, Jan. 22.
E. E. Bull's, Tuesday, Jan. 23.
Wo?dford, Thursday, Jan. 25.
North, Friday, Jan. 26.
Phillips, Saturday, Jan. 27.
Orangeburg Court House from Jan.
1st to Feb. 20th, inclusive.
Office hours from 9 a. m. to 2 p. p.
T. M. McMichael,
County Auditor, O. C.
Five Boom Cottage For Sale.
Will be sold on the First Monday
in January. 1912, by the Judge of
Probate, at the usual hour of the
Probate sales, at the request of the,
owner, Mrs. E. M. Andrews, of |
Charleston. This cottage is situated
in the City of Orangeburg, on the
east side of North Broughton Street,
the second door south of Fenwick
Street. The lot measures 60i^ feet,
more or lesB, on the north side line,
and 106 feet, more or less, on the
Terms one-third cash and the bal
ance in one and two years. Purchas
er to pay for papers.
Office of County Treasrer, Orange-1
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 ischool. . .3 mills.
Total. .14% mills.
Also the following local Special
Special Tax. B. D.
District No. 3,.3
District No. 4.4
District No. 6.3
District No. 8.7 4
District No. 11.2
District No. 12.3
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. 26.5 1
District No. 27.4
District No. 28.4
District No. 33.3
District No. 34..6 2
District No. 36.6 2
District No. 37.3
District No. 38.2
District No. 40.4
District No. 41.7
District No. 4 2.2
District No. 4 3.3
District No. 4 i.3
District No. 46.3
District No. 47'.3
District No. 48.4
District No. 4 f?.2
District No. 55.3
District No. 60.3
District No. 64...3
District No. 65.5 2
District No. 6S.7
District No. 70.8 2
District No. 71?.4
District No. 72.4
District No. 74.4
District No. 75.2
District No. 76.3
District No. 7S.3
District No. 82.3
District No. 33.3
Distri/ct No. S4.3
District No. 86.2
Commutation Road Tax will be re*
ccived at same time and place. The
time for payment of Road Taxes will
expire March 1st, 1912.
A. D. FAIR,
County Treas , O. C.
Notice of Executors' Sale.
State of South Carolina, Orangeburg
Notice is hereby given that tin
undersigned duly qualified executors
of tho estate of the late Paul F.
Grahiling, will sell at his late resi
dence, to the highest bidder for cash
on the 3rd day of .January, 1912,
in the County and State aforesaid,
in parcels beginning at 11 o'clock
All mules, mules, cattle, hogs and
utensils, tools, etc.. engine and boil
er, gin and press, saw mill and grist
mill, and all corn, fodder, and other
forage on said plantation. Also
wagon scales, and all other personal
Raisins, 12c; currents, 12c; citron,!
18c, at Prescott'B,
property belonging to the estate of
the said Paul F. Grr.mling, deceased,
not disposed off by his last will and
Bertha Ann Granting.
Willie P. Graiuling.
A. M. Salley.
2t. Qualified Executors.
Notice to Teachers.
A special teachers examination will
be held at the court house on Jan
uary 12. All teachers who need cer
tificates are thus given a chance to
get them. Notice is also given that
my clerk will he in charge of my
ofijce on Wednesday and Thursday of
each week, and that I will be out
visiting my schools on above day3
during January, February and March.
On these visits special attention will
be given to reading, writing and
arithmetic and we request our teach
ers to stress abov> subjects at once.
Parents are reminded that old school
books can be exchanged when new
once are needed until Dec. 1912.
L. W. Livingston,
Co .Supt. Ed. O. C.
Dec. 22, 1911.?4 t.
Real Estate For Sale.
Fine plantation near Four Holes
Church (242 acres), $45 per acre.
Easy terms. 22 acres near Orange
burg city, on public road, $1G00.
Suburban building lots, prices and
terms to suit purchaser.
3t* Fred F. Pooser.
A Happy ~~
Is My Sincere
Wish, May Joy
Be Your Lot
We wish to thank
every one of our
for their loyal pat
ronage this 3911.
We ask a continu
ance during the
coming year, prom
ising best values
possible at satis
Start the new year
1912 with this reso
lution, "to give
more trade this
SHE GAVE UP
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Green, But She Finally Found
Relief in Cardui.
Meetze, Va.?Mrs. J. C. Green of thli
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troubles so that I could hardly sit up.
Two of the beat doctors in our town
treated me, and I tried different medi
cines, until I gave up all hope of evor
One day, I decided to try some Car
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ordered some mom, and it cured me!
Today, I feel as well as I ever did in
The pains and the trouble aro all
gone. I feel like another person In
every way. I wish every sufferer could
know what Cardui will do for sick
A few dosee of Cardui at the right
time, will save many a big doctor bill,
by preventing serious sickness.
It tones up tho nervous system, and
helps make pale cheeks fresh and rosy.
Thousands of wnak women have been
restored to health and happiness by
using Cardui. Suppose you try it
It may be just the medicine you need.
N. B.? Write to: Late' Advfiory Dtpt.. Ch??a
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Instructions, and 64-paee bock. Home Treatment
feV women," wnt In pUln wrapper, oa request.
Have just returned from the
Northern Markets where I
bought a complete line of
Clothing,' Shoes Hats and
Goods are arriving daily,
and are being opened for
your'inspection. All goods
left over from the Big Sale
will be Sold at almost your
No reasonable offer refus
ed. Must have room for
New Goods. A call will
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ing from the very first shot. Drop
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You"ll have to do that. And your
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our Immense variety of fine hardware
and house furnishing goods.
what could he more attractive and
serviceable than a comfortable arm
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The more you look and price the sur
er you will be that our furniture will
make both an ideal and not too ex
pensive a gift. '<
S. A. BLACKMON,
ORANGEBURG, S. C.
The People'.** Bank.
Orangeburg, 'south Carolina.
Capital Stock 50,000
Surplus and profits 14,500
Liability of Stock
Protection to Deposi
Highest rate of interest paid
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cenit on CERTIFICATES
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