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J. A. NIX SHOT AND KILLED BY ONE OF HIS TENANTS His Farm, Near Denmark, Be cause He Undertook to Force Two Women to Work. Mr. J. A. Nix, a farmer living near Denmark, was shot and instantly killed Saturday morning by Isadora Nimmons, a negro tenant. Sir. Nix had let a crop'to two negro women, and the women had hired Nimmons to do the plowing. Early Saturday morning Mr. Nix went to the negroes' cabin to get them out to work. It seems that he used force' with one of the women, who called Nim mons to her relief. Nimmons rushed in and shot Mr. Nix through the neck without gavjing any warning and again through the body as he fell out of the door. Mr. Nix has been given trouble by the negroes many times, and it hecame known Saturday that Nim mons had threatened in the earlier part of the week to commit the crime and had prepared himself for lit. The news of the tragedy spread and soon hundreds of citizens and of ficers of the law with bloodhounds "were in pursuit of the negro. Several hours after the crime the negro was seen abour 6 miles from the Nix place, near Baxter's estate, where he was reared, but the Bam berg dogs failed to carry the trail further. Dogs arrived from Colum bia on the midday train, but no re sults were reported. At this hour all hopes are turned on the Hightower mill community, where the negro was seen quite late In the day. This section is traversed by, no telephone wires and result of the chase is unknown. It is feared that the negro will be lynched if cap tured. Mr. Nix was a strong, hard working man. He leaves a wife, three daughters and one son. Sun day morning the two women con cerned in the shooting were taken from the Denmark jail and severely whipped. Nimmons was trailed to day to a negro's house near to the town of Barnwell and it is thought that he obtained help there and made his escape. He has a brother in Sa vannah and is thought to be head ing for that city. It has also been reported that Nimmons nad been shot to death, but this is denied. HAD BIG SALES. About $80 Worth of Drinks Were Sold Friday. The soda fountains of' the city did a rushing business on Friday. The ladies of the D. A. R. and of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Bap tist church, had charge of them and realized a nice sum from their por tion of the receipts. At each foun tain were several young ladies who ?served the drinks to the public in a most becoming manner. The following are the amounts collected in tickets and cash at each of the fountains in the city: A. C. Doyle & Co.$27.85 The Candy Store.20.90 Lowman Drug Company .. .. 12.10 Five and Ten Cent Store_ 11.70! Cannon's Fruit Store. 8.95 Total. . .$81.50 Court Proceedings. The second term of civil court con vened in this city yesterday morning, with Judge Watts presiding. Only two cases were disposed of, after ?which the court adjourned. Meldrid Williams, et ah, vs. Sou thern Railway. . Suit for damages. The judge ordered a non suit in this case. The other case was that of Sandel Bros. vs. Julia A. Lore. Suit for payment of a note. The defendant was not present and did not have a lawyer. After hearing the evidence the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of $120.90. On a Visit to Europe. A letter from Rock Hill to The News and Courier says: "Miss Maud Mondy, of the Winthrop faculty, ac companied by two recent graduates of the College, Miss Isolene Wyehe, 'OS, Miss Florrie Bates, '09, went directly from hen- after the commencement was over to Phil adelphia, from which place they will sail for Europe. Miss Bates will re turn with Miss Mondy after a sum mer of sight-seeing and travel. Miss Wyche will remain in Paris tor a year, where she will study French and German." Miss Hates is a daughter of Mr. Frank B. Bates, of this city. Her friends wish her a pleasant trip. Heavy Rains at North. A letter from North says ?"Thurs day morning the heaviest rain of the season feil and while no damage is reported, it is feared that the farms are badly washed and that the streams will be swollen so that bridges will be in danger of going away. The rain commenced abour 9 o'clock and almost a continuous downpour kept up two hours. Hood ing the streets. Farm work has al ready be<>n hindered by too frequent showers and with this and indica tions of more rain crops will suf fer." -i? Death of a Little Boy. News has just been received of the death of Samuel Clayton Cook, the live year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cook, who live near Pine Hill Church about 12 miles from this city. The sympathies of the entire ?community go out to the be reaved community go out to the bereaved parents. BEFORE THE MAYOR. His Honor Was Kept Busy for a While Yesterday. The first case to come up before Mayor Dukes was that of Martha Johnson, who was charged with dis orderly conduct and cursing on Sat urday night. She plead guilty and was sentenced to pay $5 or take twelve days in the public residence. As she had no ready cash, she took the days. Jake Mozon, charged with being drunk and disorderly, plead guilty, received a sentence of $5 or twelve days on the city works. He also took the days. Clay Shuler was next called, but he failed to appear. His $1 bail was therefore forfeited and the compound tax of $2 was paid. Calvin Floyd failed to do road duty. He plead guilty, saying he was out working, but was fined $4, which he paid in preference to ten days. Francis Hane and Ellen Dwight were called. They failed to appear and each forfeited bail to the sum of $2.50. Walter Johnson and Gus Jamison, two negro boys, were charged with fighting at the Southern Railway Depot on Sunday. Gus Jamison be ing absent forfeited bail of $2. It seems that Johnson was enjoying some peanut candy, over which the fight' arose. He had to choose be tween $1 and three days, and paid the fine. Earl Stokes and B. E. Smith were next charged with fighting in the mill yard on Sunday. They were both absent and forfeited $3. William Morgan, charged with neglecting road duty, was not pres ent. His bail of $2 was.retained by the treasurer and also $2 for com pound tax. Sunday seemed to have aroused the savage instincts of several, as Elizabeth Rowe and Mary Gadsen, of Baltimore (this city) were next charged with fighting. Both plead guilty and received $2 or five days. Each paid the fine. The next case was very compli cated, not to say ferocious. Sultan Green, Adeline Green, his wife, and Mary Glover, were the participants, not to mention the ax, hominy pot and iron. Policeman Fairey testified he found the door of Mary Glover's house battered in, the piazza and an inner room smeared with blood. The trouble was that Sultan had left his wife and was staying with the Glover woman, when she discovered him there early yesterday morning. In the fray that followed Sultan took no part, and seemed disposed to. let matters take their course, when Mr. Rich, who happened to be near by, stopped the fight. Sultan, when ar raigned before the Mayor had noth ing to say and asked few questions. Sultan was given a lecture, and $5, or twelve days. Adeline Green and Mary Glover, each $2 or five days in the lock up. ?A11 took the days. Clarence Meyers was next up, charged with assaulting Charley Dantzler on May 25. Dantzler in his story said he and Meyers had a difficulty over some work, at the end of which Meyers exhibited his pistol and threatened Dantzler. His story was corroborated by Jake Mo zon and Lee James. Meyers, in his statement, declared it was spite work. 'Ts so easy and kind, day tries to walk over me," said Dantz-' ler, which produced a broad laugh. He was an old offender and has now taken lodging with the city for a period of thirty days, preferring that to $20. MONUMENT UNVEILED. Erected by Walnut Camp, W. O. W., to the Late H. E. Boliver. On Sunday afternoon at five-thirty o'clock Walnut Camp No. 17, W. O. W., accompanied by the Orangeburg Military Band, marched to Sunny side Cemetery to decorate the graves of deceased Woodmen and to unveil the handsome monument erected by them to the late Henry E. Boliver. The program carried out was as fol lows: Ceremonies were opened by the band playing "Nearer, My God, to Thee.' An appropriate song was then sung by a quartet, consisting of Messrs. Wannamaker. Izlar. Ligon and Perreyclear. After a few remarks by Consul Commander Rossenger, Miss Warner Hare was Introduced and recited "Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be Proud," with much grace. The Master of Cere monies, Capt. J. P. Moseley, un veiled the monument. Col. D. O. Herbert made an address to the peo ple. The following graves were deco rated: G. M. Seignous. Peter Cannon. E. C. Dibble. Rev. B. M. Greer. Henry E. Boliver. T. De Chivette, in Catholic Ceme tery. The ceremonies were witnessed by about three hundred people. Will Lea v.- ? Vangebiirg. We regret to hear that Rev. J. C. Dietz, the Pastor of the Lutheran Church in this city, will leave it, about two months for North Caro !na. Mr. Dietz is a splendid preacher and a good man. and we regret to hear of his expected departure for another field of labor. No Witnesses. "You are charged with stealing nine of Colonel Henry's -hens last night. Have you any witnesses?" asked the justice sternly. "Nussah!" said Brother Jones humbly. "I s'pecks I's sawtah pe; culiar dat-uh-way, but it ain't never been raah custom to take witnesses along when I goes out chicken stoal in', suh." SEVERE CRITICISM OF "CITIZEN" BY MR. J. SKOT TOWE WANNAMAKER, Who Replies to the Article of "Citi zen" About Voting Bonds to Build Court House and Jail. Editor Calhoun Advance: Shall unsigned articles; shall squibs of sentences and paper bul lets of the brain; shall the opinion of a man- who has not the back-bone to sign his name awe our judges, such as Judge Chas. Dantzler, Judge Aldrich and Judge Watts, and pre vent them from discharging their duty as God gives them power to see it? Shall our grand jury be swerved from the path of duty on this ac count? Shall the voters of Calhofln county, composed of the most intel ligent voters in the State, be influ enced in this way? Judge Chas. Dantzler, Judge Al drich and Judge Watts, whom we are all proud to claim as Judges and the highest type of citizens of South Car olina, and who will compare with the best, truest and ablest judges of any State in this Union, have each' in the opening of their term of court in Calhoun county pointed out the ad visability, the wisdom, the advan tages and the economy of erecting a permanent, convenient and first-class court house and jail for Calhoun county. The judges will continue to do this from time to time until the matter has been settled. They have pursued the same course in other counties. The grand jury last Fall in their written report made sugges tions as to these buildings. Citizen in your last, issue severely condemns Judge Watts for having pursued this policy. Judge Walts did not cover the subject as fully as either Judge Dantzler or Judge Al drich. He, however, made the mat ter very plain. He stated that he did not wish to advise any one in the matter and wished the people to decide it entirely for themselves, and only wished to state the truth as he saw it after having visited at various times almost every single county in the entire State. That he found first-class, comfortable court house and jail buildings to be permanent, were the cheapest in the end, and much more desirable and advanta geous to the entire county. Citizen says "They know politics too well for that and at once realized that by tricks that are slick, if not by ways that are dark, Judge Watts was probably inveigled into so doing." The greatest of all judges, the Judge of the Universe tells us: "Judge not that ye be not judged, for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why boholdest chou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" Does Citizen or any other citizen of Calhoun county really believe that Judge Watts could be inveigled into doing "a trick that was slick; if not stoop to ways that were dark?" Could Judge Chas. Dantzler be also inveigled in the same way? Also could Judge Aldrich be inveigled iu the same way? Is Citizen justified in his course? He does not seem to have courage enough to sign his name, yet he must thiuk that others will have more con fidence in his opinion than he has in himself. He provides himself with mighy tackle. "For angling rod he took a mighty oak: For line, a cable that in sto.-m ne'er broke; His hook was such as heads the end of pole To pluck down house ere fire consum es it whole; The hook was bailed with a dra gon's tail. And then on rock he stood (care fully hid) to bob for whale." I do not know who Citizen is. but he will find that these great truths are as applicable today as they were in the distant past. "Though I speak with the tou^nr; of men and angels and have not char ity, I am as a sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal." "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you. do ye even so to them for this is the law. and the prophets." "My friend, if you've a pointed pen And want to use it now and then, There are no ways within my ken To make- Fame love you. So bad as tabbing fellow men, Who loom above you." When we learn who Citizen is. we will doubtless find that he bestrides the narrow world like a Colossus, and petty inen, t It * judges, the grand jury and the voters of Calhoun coun ty will be forced to walk under his huge legs and peep about, to find ourselves dishonorable graves. Doubtless he is one so endowed with wisdom that bad he been presenl at the creation he could have given some useful hints for better order ing of the Universe. It will be three or four years be fore this question can possibly bei submitted to the voters of Calhoun county. Our delegation lias advised us that at the next general assembly they will have a bill passed submitting the question of permitting the town of St. Matthews to exceed the bonded indebtedness permitted by the Con stitution to the voters of the entire State. This will be voted on In the next general State election, which will be November, 1910, over a year and a half from now. After this Is authorized by the State it will be necessary for the town to vote fav orable on the bond Issue of $20,000. The legislature will then have to ratify same. At the very earliest if no unforeseen delay arises and in case the bonds are promptly sold, it will be fuly three years before the bonds on the town can be voted and sold, and the commission furnished with the $20,000 in exchange for the guarantee notes which they now hold. Under no condition will the ques tion of supplementing the $20,000 by an additional bond issue be sub mitted to the voters of the county until the commission has been fur nished with $20,000 as above stat ed. j There are wise philanthropists i who in time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks, but I can not think that even such a man a tier going over the records would claim that the commission had acted or attempted to act otherwise than perfectly fairly, openly, frankly, honorably and for the best interest of the entire county as they saw it. The commission has at times felt discouraged with the unjust criticism they have received, and have deem ed it unfortunate that they have not been given credit for "perfect frank I ness and honesty of motives," still j they are determined to perform their duty as God gives them the power to see it, and they realize " Tis the coward who quits to mis fortune, 'Tis the knave who changes each day, 'Tis the fool who wins half the battle Then, throws all his chances away. The time to succeed is when others, Discouraged, show traces of tire; The battle Is fought in the home stretch And won t /ixt the Hag and the wire." The commission was requested by [citizens from various sections of the county outside of St. Matthews to look carefully into the court house and jail matter, and not. to erect any thing but permanent buildings, as they were in favor of the county vot ; ing a supplementary bond issue for this purpose. These requests were made by the citizens living outside j of St. Matthews. I The citizens of St. Matthews have always met these proposals with the reply that they were willing to pay the additional tax which would fall on them if this additional bond issue was wanted by the country people, but that under no condition would they r-romote such a proposition. Th findings of the commission were made after a year's investigat ing as follows: 1st. The most economical court house and jail, in the long run, will be permanent buildings, comfortable and fire proof, and will cost fifty thousand dollars, for such build ings. 2nd. That as soon as the town of St. Matthews has furnished twenty thousand dollars, as we deem it in the interest of the entire coun ty to have such buildings, and in compliance with the request of citi zens in every section of the county outside of St. Matthews, we will await the decision of the voters on the question of supplementing the $20,000 with a bond issue of $30, 000 before we place contract for erecting the court house and jail. Citizen's action is very similar to the following: An evangelist at a church in a western town was exhorting his hear ers to flee from the wrath to come. "I warn you," he thundered, "that in the language of the Scriptures, there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth." At this point an old woman in the gallery stood up: "Sir, I have no teeth." "Madam," returned thd evangelist, severely, "teeth will bo provided." My unknown friend's course and predicament has furnished much pleasant amusement. I intend my reply to i e only logical, huiu.->rous ?nd pleamnt *\d rerralnly do; in th.; remotest degree personal. I hope and feel that he will see the errors of his way and that pos sibly I have poured a little oil on the troubled waters. 1 feel that my friend will, af least, admit that in his great excitement and agitation and in his great haste to rectify an imaginary wrong he forgot that he had ample time for sober, quiet thought on this ques tion. 1 feel certain that three to four years hence, after his excitement has died out and when it is ample time to decide this question, he will laugh most heartily when he remembers his unnecessary excitement and agi tation of today. If Citizen is determined to use his angling rod and pen let me beg that lie use it in upbuilding ami nol in tearing down, that he use them in correcting actual wrongs, and not in creating imaginary wrongs. Assuring Citizen thai I have not. intended to be personal or to hi' below the belt, I urge that he use hi* angling rod and pen in ibis ill rue lion: "Ring oul the false pride in place and blood. The civic .-lander and ihe spite; Ring in the loye of truth and right: Ring in the common love of good. Ring in the valiant man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier! hand: Ring out the darkness of the land, Ring in the Christ that is to be." J. SKOTTOWE WANXAMAKER. Chairman Board of Commissioners. Death of Mrs. Lue Fehler. Mrs. Lue Felder died at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Dave Tilley, near Cameron, May 2 9. She was quite an old lady and had been fail ing in health for several years. She was a consistent member of the Bap Ust church. CRESIGM'S PRIDE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES OF HER GRADED SCHOOL. A Most Interesting Program Is Suc cessfully Carried Out by the Bright Boys and Girls. The commencement exercises of the Creston Graded School were more elaborate this year than ever before in the history of the school. On Sunday, May :<0th, at 11 o'clock, the commencement sermon was de livered by Rev. C. E. Peele of Cam eron. Rev. Peel delighted bis large audience with one of his most forc ible sermons. On Tuesday. June 1st, the final closing exercises of the school took place, at which time the following program was rendered: Prayer. Opening song, by the school. Welcome, Lucile Evans. "Things Girls Like to Do," Lucile Evans, Vinnie Felkel, Meta May Parier, Theima Way, Lillie Shumak er, Sei ma Parier. "The Little Army," Shingler Har ber, Marion Felke], Joe Parier. Dialogue, 1 She Meant Business," May Belle Edwards, Otto Evans. Recitation, "Vacation," Gussle Hoi man. Dialogue, "Bo Peep," Addie Par ier, Alma Shumaker, i':<t Shuniaker, Louise Shumaker, Dantzler Rast, Harvey Keller, Tom Keller, John Wallz, Otto Evans. Recitation, "Small Hoy," Joe Par ier. Recitation, "My Birthday Party," rhelma Way. Tableau. "Blue Blue." Recitation, "My First Speech," Mary Parier. Duet, "Gypsey Queen Waltz," Miss Gates, Addie Parier. Recitation, "Tommy's Prayer," Le na Barber. Pantomime, "Jesus Saviour, Pilot Me," Addie Parier, Lena Barber, Ruby Barber, May Belle Edwards, Viola Felkel. Music, "Mistletoe Waltz," May Belle Edwards. Song, "Under the Anheuser'Bush," Large Boys and Girls. Dialogue, "Demons of Glass," Da vid Henry Owen, Addie Parier, Otto Evans, Theima Way, Meta May Par ier, Dan Barber, Alfred Parier, Har very Felkel, Eugene Keller. Tableau, "Flower Girls." Song, "The Song of Nature." Dialogue, "A Lively P. M.," Otto Evans, Eugene Keller, Arthur Kel ler, Alfred Parier, David H. Owen, Pet Way, Dan Parier. Recitation, "Sewing Machine," Rubey Barber. Dialogue, "Train to Mauro," Ad die Parier, David H. Owen, Dave Felkel. Gavel and Drill, by eight boys and eight girls. Song, "Games of Childhood Days." Dialogue, "Jonas Jones," David H. Owen, Otto Evans, Dan Parier, Ad die Parier, Rubey Barber. Recitation, "The Raven," Emma Parier. Song, "Np One Home but Me," Theima Way. Dialogue, "Stage Struck Darkey," Pet Way, Dan Parier. Song, "A, B, Cs of the U. S. A.," Eddie Lou Rast, David H. Owen. Duet, "Valliance Polka," Addie Parier, May Belie Edwards. Dialogue, "ose of Obstinacy," Addie Parier, Emma Parier, David H. Oven. Pet Way, May Belle Ed wards, Dave Brandenburg. Drill, by eight small boys and girls. Presentation of prizes. Presentation of Diplomas. Valedictory, Addie Parier. Farewell Song, by the school. At the close of the above program the following prizes were delivered: A declamers medal, which was won b\ Miss Addie Parier, was presented by Prof. Derrick, of Cameron. A spelling prize, which was won by Eddie Lou Rast, was presorted by Rev. Jas. Kinard. There were two graduates for the past year, namely. Misses Addie Parier and Rubey Barber, both of whom acquitted themselves well. They have a bright future before them. At the lose of the exercises an elegant dinner was served on the grounds, after which the general routine of picnic pleasures were in dulged in by young and old alike. The school has just closed a very successful year under the manage nienl of Mr. M T. Carlisle ami Miss Leila dates. The future out'oo': fur the school is bright and hopeful. "Sacra Fames Auri." The Harnwell People says: "The accursed thirst for gold" v. as the cause of the recent tie up rif the Georgia Railroad between Augusta and Atlanta. The circumstances were as follows: Ten white fire men wer,, laid off and their runs given to ten colored firemen. The railroad management said it was done in recognition of the Ions and faithful service oi their nemo em ployes. The displaced whites said that it was done because the negroes were paid less than the whites. Su the eight white firemen in employ ment of the Georgia went on strike. Literally True. "What have you got in the shape of cucumbers this morning?" asked the customer of the new grocer. "Nothing but banannas, ma'em," was the reply An Expensive Notice. Pat?"What be yer charge for a funeral notice in yer paper?" Editor?"Fifty cents an inch." Pat?"Good heavens! An" me poor brother was six feet high. SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL CLOSING. An Interesting Occasion?Change of Principal. Springfield, June 6. ? Special: With an eloquent sermon by Dr. J. S. Snider of Chester, S. C, this morning in the auditorium of the graded school building, a very suc cessful closing of the present term was completed. Since adding the high school de partment to the graded school, the i course embraces eleven grades, and with nearly two hundred students, our school closes with bright pros pects for the next term. After successfully teaching here for the past five years, Prof. W. P. Coker resigned us principal to ac cept the superintendency of the, schools at Latta, S. C. Prof. A. C. | Daniels, Jr.. of Inman, has been ? elected to fill the place made vacant by the resignation of Prof. Coker. Prof. Daniels comes with the ear marks of a successful teacher, and brings with him a strong endorse ment from the patrons of the high and graded schools at Inman. Misses Victoria and Ella Dantzler. Lula Penny. Alma and Isabella Free will be the assistants. All of them j except MiiS Ella Dantzler have I taught here for the two past sea sons, and they have won the entire confidence of the pupils and patrons. Those finishing the course this year were: Misses Juanita Gardner, Gwendolyne Able, Lucile Odom, Lillian Hutson and Grover Smith. On Thursday night, the smaller classes held '?high /carnival.*' and made the hearts of the old folks glad, as each thought. his little Johnnie did act so cure. Friday night the graduating class, with those of the higher grades, gave a very creditable program to a lar^e house of admiring friends. The ser mon of Dr. Snider this morning was an eloquent appeal to the students and to their parents. He is a gifted divine. JAMES H. F. RURAL CARRIERS. Number of Pieces of Mail Handled by Each. There is a postal regulation to the effect that all rural mail carriers! shall count all mail that, passes j through their hands during the I months of March, April and May, and if the result shows an average of five thousand pieces a month the carriers are relieved from further counting until the next year The carriers of Orangeburg are no excep tion to this rule and they have been busy counting their mail for the last three months It was not until a few days ago that the result was known and it can be seen by refer ence to the table below what amount was carried by each carrier. Here tofore number 2 has usually led all others in the amount of mail hand led, but this time it has been surpas sed by number three. The tables show the amount of mail carried out, the mail brought in and the total number of pieces handled by each carrier. Route. Pieces carried out. No. 1.13,503 No. 2.14,906 No. 3.15,205 No. 4. 7,910 No. 5.8,291 Route. Pieces brought in. No. 1.2.092 No. 2 . 2,429 J No. 3.2.863 No. 4.1.250 No. 5. 1,406 j Route. Total pieces handled, j No. 1. 15,595 ! No, 2 . 1 7,335 ! No. 3.18.06S No. 4.9,150 No. 5 . 9.697 I As will be seen from the above , Carriers I, 2 and 3 will not have to I count any more this year; but num hers 4 and 5 not having averaged : five thousand pieces a month will have to continue counting. Notes From Gleaton Section. | The last of the six brothers that went through the bloody war has passed away. Uncle Dave, as he was well known. ' was the oldest of the six sous that Thomas Gleaton sent to the war. He was in his seventy-ninth year, when he passed away. He is stir- j rived by his wife, who is eighty-two | years old; one son. Thomas L. Llea ton; three daughters, Mrs. Neely Salley, Mrs. Janie Phillips. Miss Alice Gleaton, who has always ru mained at home and adniiiiistt red to the wants of her dear old parents.' Uncle Dave will be badly missed, as he always bad a kind word for every one. Especially children. They all loved Ititn and knew how to search his pockets for candy and nuts. Ther.? are two sister.- left and one brother. Paul Clcaton, Mrs. Jaule I'.ean ami Mrs. Mary Phillips. We have been having quite a lot of rain, washing up crops Sadly, also damaging roads Crops were, looking I very weil until the rain washed it j up so badly. Farmers are trying to, I gal her their oat crop, but the weath i er is against them. I A negro boy died very suddenly 1 in our section a few days ago. He i , ate a big supper at P. A. Gleaton's, : for whom he was working, and afterwards started to his sleeping j place, but fell dead before reach ing i he place. "CITIZEN." Tin* Gentleman of the Court Room. "Are you the defendant?" asked1 a man in the court room, speaking to. an old negro. "No, boss," was the reply. "I ain't ! done DOthin' to be called names like dat. Pse got a lawyer here?he does the defen'ing." "Then who are you?" "I'se the gemmum what stole de ' chickens." j LOCAL NEWS ITEMS. PICKED UP ALL ABOUT BY OUR REPORTERS. What Is Happening in the Country as Well as in the Cities and Towns. The Times and Democrat will be furnished at live cents a week, col-, iected weekly. Major Glaze, who has been quite sick, is out again to the joy of his many friends. Mr. John P. Baxter of Eutawville was up on a visit to friends in this city and Rowesville last week. Sims Book S'.ore has just received a supply of Giilette Safety Ray?or blades, P/ice 31.00 p-v dozen. In a few hours work the other day an agent secured teu new subscrij ers to The Times and Democrat. Mrs. John W. Fairey of Houston. Texas, is at home on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Emily Wannamaker. Great damage is being done in the lowlands adjacent to the Congaree and San tee Rivers on account of the heavy rains. Miss Alma Wannamaker of this city is a guest at the home of Dr. and Mrs. T. E. Wannamaker, Sr., at Cheraw, S. C. Last Friday young Norman Buli of Cameron fell off a bicycle and broke his leg. He is getting along as well as could be expected. The Hand of Hope will meet this afternoon at five o'clock and also on tomorrow afternoon just after prayer meeting [or a song service. A wreck was caused on the South ern Railway near Byrd's by the breaking of an axle on Saturday morning. No one was hurt. Mr. W. C. Crum has gone to Spar tau burg to attend the Wofford Col lege Commencement. His son. Mr. F. Mason Crum, graduates. Work has commenced on the band stand in the Court House Square. The first of the summer concerts will be given on the evening of Friday, June IS. The books of registration for the city election will open on next Tin s day for registration of voters. For particulars see registration notice in another column. The largest class graduates this week at Wofford in the history of that college. The class numbers over fifty bright young men. Orangeburg is represented in it. Capt. B. H. Moss has gone to Spartan burg to attend the trustee meeting of Wofford College of which he Is a member. While there he will take in the commencement. Don't forget the concert which will be given in the Court House on Tues .ay evening, June 22. A very pleas program has been arranged and a treat is in store for all who at tend. The family of Mr. G. S. Hunger piller. whose home near Elloree was completely destroyed by the storm of last. Thursday afternoon, is more ser iously hurt that was at first thought. Only one member of the family es caped being hurt. , Notice of Municipal Registration. Notice is hereby given that tb \ books for the registration of the qualified electors of the City of Or angeburg, who desire to vote at and in the Municipal Election for Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Orangf burg. S. C, to be held on Tuesday, the fourteenth (14th) day of Sep tember, 1 909, will be open at the City Hall, in the City of Orangeburg. S. C, from nine (9) o'clock a. m., to five (5) o'clock p. m.. on each Tuesday in the months of June and July, 1909 (after the publication of this notice), and also on each Tues day in the month of August, 1909. up to and including Tuesday, the twenty-fourth day of August, 1909. and beginning Wednesday. August the twenty-fifth, 1 909, the said books of registration will be open each day. Sundays excepted, from nine o'clock a. m. to five o'clock p. m.. for the registration of said quali fied electors at said City Hall, up to and including Friday , September "rd. 1909, at which time said books of registration will he closed. All male inhabitants of the City of Orangeburg. S. ('., over the age of twenty-one years, and otherwise qualified according to law, may regis ter. Section 197 of the Civil Code of Laws, of the State of South Car olina. Vol. 1. 1902, provides, among other things, that: "The produc tion of a certificate of registration from the Hoard of Supervisors of Registration of the county, entitling the applicant to vote in a polling precinct within the incorporated City or Town in which the applicant de sires to vote, shall be a condition prerequisite to the applicant's ob taining a certificate of registration for municipal election, etc. M. F. IN AB I NET, Supervisor of Registration of the City of Orangeburg, South Caro lina. t 6-N-ff Orangeburg. S. C, June s. 1909. Answered the Correspondent. The poultry editor of a country paper received this letter from a poetical summer cottager: "Dear Editor: What shall I d< ? Each morning when I visit my hen house i lind two or three fowls on their backs, their feet sticking up, and their souls wandering through fields Elysian. What is the matter?" The prosiac editor replied by re turn mail: "Dear Fried:?The principal trou ' ' "--Rh your hens seems to be that thf.*. re dead. There isn't much that you can do, as they will probably bo that way for some time. Yours respectfully,-"