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BRUTAL MURDER
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,-"

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