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IibTOKT ON STVTK COM.Efcl-.
( onditi^n* at f nsiii.ttiiui ia OrKP.p!'burgr
K^riewt'd by Legislature
Orangeburg. Fob. o.? Tho following
report was made by the legislature
' ommittoe appointed to investigate
the conditions of the State -ducational
institutions concerning the State
* ollege, located in this city:
The buildings, equipment and
grounds of this irstitution are reason-:
rbly v.e'l kept. The orderliness and
"leanline s -w-rywhere apparent give'
;;n impression of system and efficiency
ihat doubtless is not misleading. Sev<-ral
buildings and fences need painting,
the grounds need som^- grading
r.-nd to have walks extended and improved
ar,d the crowd-ed and antiquated
little barns cannot be kept in proper
condition. When these neds shall
have been supplied the general appear-1
jtnee of the institution will be much
improved, but there are evidences that
"he most is being made of existing conI
v'iitiODs unci facilities. i
The impredion got from our nec-:s
warily brief stay was that the student1
body is under good discipline and that
there is a spirit of co-operation be-'
nvrec them and the faculty. The students
assembled at dinner were orderly
and neatly dressed, the meal was
wf-ll served and well cooked. The new
dining room is attractive and the
kitchen- is adequate, except that it
should be supplied with some laborsaving
equipment as soon as the trusafford
it: this- room, with its
adjoining pantries, is not properly
screened, but we are informed that the
trrstec^. plan to have this finished before
Heatinp Plant Installed.
The principle expenditure for permanent
improvements last year was
from the appropriation of $8,000 for a
central stram heating plant. This was
installed under the general supervision
of President W. M. Riggs, or Clemson,
and seem=: admirably adapted to the
needs of the several buildings. This:
plant in-, properly heating buildings j
that were very poorly tnated before, j
is resulting, we are informed, in a
saving of money, and eliminates dan-:
ger from fire, which form-?Tly threat- '
ened tb? institution- when the build-;
ings, mo-t of which are frame, were
heated w.ith many small stoves. it
will be rememb'-red that about three
years ago one of the larsre dormitorifs.
Of thib coll030 was burned by a fire,
which presumably caught from one of
th-2 many stove flu's that were a constant
Mafnte?:ince aud !:>*'ir;M!re.
The rni:-??-s for npnrooriatiori this
year are The totp 1 asK?c! tnr
by the bonri of truftees is $14,113.78.
as aenir>.st tlftJt-O appropriated in 1912
and S19.0P0 in 1011. Thv covers $7.r;oo 1
for maintenance rr>d repair^, which is 1
the same allowd lact year: $3,113.7$
for five year's insurance an.<l the followi-ng
items for permanent improvements
and new work: (
Diary land cow bar~ (partial >?2 000.00
Agricultural \tension work.. 1,000.DO
Slimmer school 500.00 .
By getting five-year insurance poli-;
cies- the savins: to the State over the
rate charsrd for thr-^e-year policies
will be $3U for th? five years.
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The new dairy and cow barn asked
for >s a r^eessity, as the present one
is so small and crude that it does not
house all the stock and cannot be kept
clean. The barn planned will cost
s'4,000. of wh'ch ?2.000 is PFk^d this
year. Though the industrial building
is not large enough to accommodate
the "black.-mith and wb-^elwng'it departments
properly, yet the mechanical
department of the ooll'ge is so i.
much better taken care of than the agricultural
that attention is direct d
particularly to the n-eds of 'he Htfor
Thv> farm has been taken hold of seriously
and last y*ar raised 800 bushelof
corn r-n 20 acr<*s and 9 1-2 bales of
cotton on 10 acres. Thcy raised be-,
sides 330 bushels of oats am! 20 tons
of hay, 5 calves and 15 piers. The value
of products raised was $2,276.50, and;
the stock on hand, 4 mules 20 cattle:
and 19 hogs, is valued at $2,fi20.
As the obj- ct of this institution is
to train colored youth for the lifa they
are to live in this State, it is of importance
that farm training at this i
college be strengthened.
We believe that this institution is i
hemp: -economically run. After looking
it over, and after finding that the
total cost for permanent improvements
and maintenance during the past year'
was less than ?60 per capita for the'
S22 students -enrolled, we wish to com- ;
mend the business management of the j
trustees and president. The cost to thej
State is less than $19 per capita, the j
balance being paid by the National;
Government which we feel justifies j
our statement that the appropriation!
asked for Is a modest one.
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IT THK THEITKE. ^
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"Officer 6t>V is the most popular
"' op" in America, h- patrolled post
duty at the Gal tv theater in New York
and the Geo. Cohan Grand Opera
house in Chicago for a year, and while
his pr-sence in both these cities created
a veritable riot, it was productve
or merriment only, and you can'* arrest
a person for just laughing.
Cohan and Harris are now sending
"Officer 666" out on road duty and
announce that thr famous sleuth will j
be in evidence at the opera house Feb. |
12, when local theater goers will have
their first opportunity to see this
farce, that is said to be funnier than;
"Charleys Aunt" and still more thril-!
ling than "Sherlock Holmes" or "Arsene
"Officer 666" the success o? two seasons
on two continents'. The play that j
has been written and talked about
more than any other theatrical production
launched in the amusement
field in many years will be presented
at the onera house Feb. 12.
The piece by August in MacHugh, is
full of extraordinary surprises ana
clean fun that kceps its audience in a
constantly expectant attitude and almost
continuous laughter. It is, In
fact, a melodramatic farce quite out
of the ordinary, and furnishes more i
thrills and ten?c~ ?noments than one'
can realize as emanating from a single
Cohan and Harris are the sponsors
for Officer 666, and this fact alone is
a sufficient guarantee of it# worth as
an entertainment. Then, too, it is a'
? nlov nv.tcont.iH Vix* r?n admir
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able company of comedians and comediennes,
and played with a rapidity <
that threatens to break the speed limit,j
and it is filled to the brim with logi
cal tricks and swift surprises that
keep the interest of the auditor at
concert pitch throughout its enactmust.
In short, it is a charming
farce charmingly presented and as full
of laughs as the small hoy is of ice
cream after coming home from a,
NEW COINTV GOVERNMENT. j
Fairfield Soon to fv* i?'.v'fin nt C??ni- j
warm I'l. i*. | i f' ||* f V
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Winnsboro, Feb. 7.?The result of
the enactment of a law introduced by ;
the FairfWd delegation in th present
yenera 1 assembly there has been
a radical change in the government
of Fairfield county. An elector!
will bo held February 2f> at fh?
office of county supervisor and four
members', who are to constitute a
board of commissioners, will be eiectfvrl.
Candidates have already announced
themselves for these offices. Tliose
whose cards appear in the local papers
are: J. P. Caldwell, B. G. Te^nant, C.
H. Douglass, M. C. Boulwar-.', S. C.
C'athcart and .T. S. Sieele.
A. C. L. GIVES BIG ORDER.
Large Amount ui ivujjiu^ ^iv\n?
Florence, February 7.?It is stated
on official authority that the Atlantic
Toast Line has just placed a very
large ord?r for rolling stock for use on
its entire lines from Richmond to St.
Petersburg and branche-. Ninety of
the large Pacific type passenger ar.d
freight locomotives, 1,000 box cars, oOO
flat cars, 100 stock cars, 100 coaches of
the most modern design and other
n ec? 'd rolling stock are said to be
v"ne of the order recently placed. It
will be only a short tiiiie now before
th?> "bis: enjrines" that have been on
the -run between Florence and Rocky
Mount and Rocky Mount and Richmond
will be sent down to the sccond
division and used on th'* Flor\?nceCharleston-Savannah
frieght run:;. As soo, is these mon-vrers
are put cn that run all crews will
run directly through from Florence to
Savannah, and vice versa, cutting out
the Charleston stop-off. Th? delay is
being caused by the softness of the
now double track between Charleston1
'nd Sante.-> Rive-r trestle. As soon as
'his gets y little more scli'i the mon-'
sters will be put on and th-e trains
lengthened by two or more sleepers, j
These engines will pull fourteen sleepers
and make sixty miles the hour j
without the least effort. It has been'
done on the "short cut division." be- j
* ween Florence and Contentna, and one !
night last week one of these engines, J
driven by one of the fin^ and most
reliable enginemen oh the run, made |
the remarkable time of seventy-nine:
miles the hour with twelve s-ieepers on
a portion of the run.
COKX SHOW 0> ANOTHER WEEK.
Great Exposition at Columbia Open j
Until >*ext Friday.
Columbia, Feb. 7.?The Fifth Na1
ticnal Com Exposition, which was to
haw closed here tomorrow at midi:!.
lit, will bo continued i.-xt week, according
to an announcement made here
tonighi by 10. .1. Watson, comniisslo:.cr
of agriculture, coivuv rec and industries.
This statement is concurr d in
by representatives of the expossition
- nui look .1 iiuoii as a:: official an
. onnce.nent regarding the move--11 en I
to hold open.
"The Fifth National Corn Kxposiiion
'is to continue through another week,
closing at 6 o'clock next Friday evening,"
read;? this statement. "The exposition
is to remain intact. This is
in consequence of my request of the
exposition officials, based on the
chorus of approvals of the suggestion
that has reached me from the leading
men nf thtv untinn inrluriine Sorre
tary Wilson, Senator Tillman and
scores of others of all callings, and j
from commercial organizations, municipal
authorities, educators, merchants
and farmers representing the
various States, cities and towns.
, "The exposition is proclaimed by all
to be too great in its educational value ;
to the masses of the people to be closed
before those who have just r-ealizd its
magnitude can have the opportunity J
to visit it. Their proclamation is
The statement, continuing, -expresses
the hope that the action will be followed
by a spontaneous response from !
every point and that the people of the j
South and of South Carolina particu- !
larly will show to the world their ap- i
preciation of what the Federal Govt rn- j
ment and lister States have "so splen-1
didly combined to accomplish!) for the
'elevation of the citizens of the na-j
Today's programme of the exposi- |
; ticn was featured by a round-table
rnnfprpnr" n-i ^ mvn'r; rhnrrh nrp- i
sided over by Dr. Warren H. Wilson,;
superintendent of the church and i
terian home missions of New York;
country life problem, of the Presby- j
city, Dr. Wilson delivered an address!
. this afternoon at 3 o'clock on this sub-!
At 11 o'clock tomorrow morning r 11!
address will be delivered at the exposi- j
tion by ZeferiHo Domingue-z, a 'promi- i
n-ent Mexican agriculturalist.
"Kill Child," Cried Father.
Atlanta, Feb. 6.?Everybody who j
read the Engli:ih novel, Clayhang-er,!
and nearly everybody did, will recall i
the almost unbelievable story of how j
the little boy was forced to work in;
the factory, beaten, and chcked and.
bleeding from the blows. j i
Exactly that same story has been j !
going on here in Atlanta for weeks past! '
?except that the victim was a little j 1
girl instead of a boy. The^ factory was ]
not to blame. The cruelty is laid at t
the door of the child's own father and
The girl is Iona Edwards, daugh- (
i? -t n int.* 1^,-, !
Id Ui. \\ . V^. EiUVVctiUS, Ol iUU c(UUco;
avenue. The chief witnesses against!
him are the operatives of a local mill.
They tell of how the little girl us-ed to
come to work every morning with her
[boulders bruised and sometimes.
bleeding, and would tell them that her,
father or stepmother had beaten her.]
One.-.?, thev said, there was blood on the <
little girl's mouth, and she told them- <
her father had choked her that morn- t
ing until the blood ran out of her
mouth and nos*. This went on for j
some time, the little girl toiling all the' ,
while in the mill, until the mil? p-cople ,
themselves reported the affair to the j
police. j j
The father has been arrested, and |
the police are looking for tiie ztep- j
Neighbors say that on one occasion (
the father told the stepmother, who j
didn't like the child, to "kill her and j.
get rid of her if you wish."
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A Good Xore. j1
Thf greatest chain of drug stores- 1
in America is called Liggetts. Its 1
president, Louis K. Lissett celebrated (
New Year's day by issuing this or-;*
der to its stores in Boston and twen-i 1
ty-one other cities in the United States ;
and Canada: i 1
"Fro?n this date no intoxicating li- (
quors of any kind will be sold in any !
Liggetts stores in the United States or !
Canada." , (
This is a wholly voluntary step to- i :
ward high-business ideals, for the law i
quite generally sanctions the sale of 1
liquor by drug stores in quantities j ]
of a half pint or more. Liggetts had? i
already discontinued throughout its)
chain or retail stores the sale of hab- i
it-forming drugs, or anything to be;
used for questionable purposes, noti
waiting for these things to be forbid- ;
den by law.?Colliers Weekly.
BEACH ACQUITTED BY j
Verdict in Sensational Trial of \civ
York Societj- Leader Received
Aiken, February 7.?Acquitted of tho
charge of committing a murderous assault
upon his wife, Frederick 0.
Beach, the wealthy New Yorker, enI
j.\v -d the < ! litional satisfaction today
of h axing from Tho lips cf the
jjry foreman that there was "absoluieiy
nothing against him." Beach
was not in the court room wh n the
jury filed in at 3 o'clock, after being
out just oik* hour and forty-five minutes.
Judge Spain had declared a ree-ss
for dinner when the first half-hour's
deliberation had failed to produce a
verdict and Beach with his wife had
gone to their hotel. Every one of
Beach's lawyers were in his seat scanning
the faccs of the waiting jurors
for some sign in their favor. Two
minutes passed and Beach did not ap
pear. Then the court directed thcclerk
to poll the jury and ask whether
they had agrefd upon a verdict. Foreman
A. H. McCarroll, who is a cotton
mill superintendent merely handed the
clerk an envelope containing the verdict.
As t.he words "not guilty" reached
the -ears ci those in the packed court
room there was a slight stir, but no
applause, not a sign of a demonstration i
of any sort. An instant later the familiar
figure of the New York society;
man appeared in the doorway, his face
\iming. The good news had reached
him in the hall. Without pausing even !
to greet his lawyers, Mr. Beach walk-j
ed over to the jury box and shook ;
hands warmly with every juror in his j
reach. He waved and bowed his j
thanks to those on the- back row.
"There was absolutely no case [
against you, Mr. Beach," said Foreman j
McCarroll as he grasped the extended'
Vinn/1 ill JJ Vio-JS rtv r.1 o cn "It uroo i nncn '
in iiv-ci.1 i, J yj, x c r? t*o ^u?JV/ I
af too much Watso and not enough |
Sherlocko." Beach understood and j
laughed, at the same time slapping the j
husky mill superintendent familiarly;
on the back.
Beach Joins Wife.
After shaking hands all around with j
his lawyers, the judge, the- clerks and |
the bailiffs, Beach hurried away to;
join his wife who had remained at the!
hotel. Mrs. Beach had been notified of,
the verdict by telephone.
Formeman McCarroll said, after the
jury had been discharged, that a ver- I
diet would have been reached in a |
much shorter time but for the disposi- i
tion ci one or two of the- jurors to ;
"discuss everything under the sun except
the Beach case."
"I have been vincidated as I knew!
I would be when a jury of twelve men
heard all the evidence in the case,"
said Mr. Beach a short time later on
his way to the telegraph office. Mr.
Peach would r.ot discuss his plans further
than to say that he and Mrs. j
Beach expected to leave tomorrow af-;
:ernocn to visit friends in the North.1
4 fh/i Vci?/1inf i
?? ?? uivilJ^ llit * ViUltU t
During the half hour the jury was
nit before a recess was ordered, Beach j1
md his wife chatted gaily with neigh-1
>ors of their set, who crowded around !
o offer a word of encouragement.
Neither of them appeared to be con- S
ler'ned in the least over the outcome of,
he trial. Mrs. Beach asked for a news*
japer and laughed with Mrs. Harry;
Rollins, who sat on the arm of her'
!haii\ as she read some- of the refer- :
mces to herself in the reporet of the
The judge's charge to the jury was,
)rief. He made the customary charge
ibout the presumption of innocence,
md said that the prosecution was'
30und to act as charged in the indictJ
nent, that Mrc. Beach was cut with a
vnife by Beach and was bound to prove
t. He told the jury that Beach was;
lot bound to prcve that he did not.
commit the crime.
Law of Circumstantial Evidence.
He pointed out the validity of circumstantial
evidence, but warned the- jury
:hat each link in the chain must be
proven beyond reasonable doubt to
nake the evidence competent. The
?ourt said that the jury could rrnd
3each guilty of "assuali and :>atterv
ivith intent to kill" and of "assault
uh! battery of a high and aggravated
lature, the degree depending on whether
or not the act was premediatod."
Prosecutor GunUr outlined the
State's theory of the assualt in his
losing argument. Hp ridiculed the
story told by Mrs. Beach and charac
Lerizea it as a mcre raoncaiion -uaue
up by Ekach and later corroborated by
[lis wife for the protection of the foraier."
The Small Farmer Can be a Good
The man with one horse and on,- pig
ne^dv as much to study how to f?>ed
these animals, acd n^eds to car* for,
them just as faithfully, as does the
man with a barn full of stock. Th^
horse and pig may mean more to the
first man than whote herds and fiocks
rn rho nrh^r
So again, it is just as important for
the man with a ton-acre crop to buy i
his fertilizer to advantage as it is for
the man with hundreds of acres. And.
if he will study the object, he can
find ri-.rht h re a Ii -*p to .irottins ahead.'
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| French Mat
I Is the Natic
EYEX when French Market
Coffee could be had
nowhere but at the old
French Market in New Or-'
leans?a hundred years ago
?it was widely known.
Andrew Jackson, Ilenrv
Clay and the gallants of the
old South were enthusiastic
lovers of this rare old French
coffee. Today the identical,
historic French blend is perpetuated
end genuine old French Market
Coffee is packed in airtight,
<*rd delivered anywhere in
the world in all its freshness
and delicious aroma.
In the South, especially,
Perfect Process of
The celebrated French Market
Coffee process is quite different
from the ordinary roast.
It drives out a larger percentage
of gums and oils, while retaining
and intensifying all
the aromatic and beneficial
qualities of the coffee bean.
The grinding is clone at exactly
the right time to hold
the full, delicious flavor that
Suits sold here fro
remember I will give
lining. I am not goin
cotton lining in your (
from Shackamaxon, frc
from Detmer woolens
Come in and give me yc
Suit- I have the best and m
' 1 v. KT
line that has ever oeen in nt
good work and good fit and
and give your order to
Et r ft
just as be will have here ?. hindrance | i
to his progress if h-c- ic guiriorf only by f I
guesswork or force of habit.
So, once more, the man with only j
a few acres of land can care for that
land, and feed and fatten it, and maice i
it profitable to cultivate, just as read-li
ily as can the man with thousands of; I
acres, and he ne*:ds to do It just as
In short the way for the poor farmer
to become a well-to-do farmer Is g
for him to be a good farmer. He can *
be a good fanner, too. He will not, of <
course, be ablo to do everything just
as he wishes, or to follow the very J
best methods always. Few people are ;
He can certainly pay attention to the j
firminc o nrl (1 n
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what "ho doos well and for a purpose.i
?The Progressive Farmer. ' 2
y?jyr-irrwmiinrf a<i in imii io?MM
\na Dri nk
/I1?AJL A AAAAm ^
so great is the demand for
French Market Coffee that it
has become "The National
Drink of the South."
AH Uthers ^
The smooth, exhilarating M
quality of French Market < j
Coffee is totally unlike ordinary
The French Market Mills
i i-- ^ .j
nave uio great advantage ui ^
the first selection of the best
of t:ie Pan-American coffees.
Thc^e fine coffees have
never been exposed to the injurious
effects of a cold northern
climate. The berries are
rich in everything that ?oes
to make a perfect coffee.
has aIwavs been such a fea
ture of French Market Coffee. ^
The market-men of the . ' ^
French Market think nothing:
of drinking 10 to 15 cups a day 1 J
of this deliciously aromatic %
and refreshing beverage.
At Your Grocer's?
in Air-Tight Tins
But ycu must be sure to
get the gt.nuine with the picture
of the French Market on ,
the can. r;k
Try it once, and you'll
agree "There is onl? one real
old French Market flavor."
French Market Mills
(New Orleans Coffee Co., Ltd.
m $1500 dd. and J
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you good Woolen
ig to give you any
:oats and suits sold
tm $24.00 up, and
from $20.00 up .
>ur order for your Spring
ost stylish and popular
?wberry, and I guarantee
satisfaction. Come in
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COMMUTATION TAX. ,
TKp Jimp for flip J-.
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papent of Comnutation
Tax has been
extended to March 1. A
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