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An Alleged Crook Arrested by the
Police of Springfield Makes Hib
Springfield, March 23.?Special.?
"On tho everting train from Allen
dale yesterday two well dressed men
stepped off, and were soon registered
at Mimii Hotel, as A. G. Briggs, Va.,
and Frsjik C. Kirby, Ky.
Brigg Ji obtained a team, and start
" ?d out to the home of a well known
planter near town. Meeting the plant
k-'wi: coming into town they returned,
-and Briggs confided to the Spring
$eld citizen that he had a wealthy
.Xaatuciian at the hotel, and desired
, that he, with the Springfield citizen.
4ecoy the old Colonel out to his conn
izy home and rob him.
The Springfield citizen had met the
?arty uignlng his name Briggs, at
AshevlJIe, last summer, and had re
ceived ,ik "skinning" himself, and did
not relish the idea of a man of tnat
type making any proposition to him.
Cons?o.uently he swore out a war
rant for the aforesaid Briggs, and
placed it in the hands of the local
constable, who, assisted by a well
"known State detective, and two other
detectives, who happened to be in
town, who soon had the aforesaid
Briggs in their custody and headed
lor ths guardhouse.
At the flr8f; opportunity the pris
oner lucked, jumped a fence and
-made his escape, although he left
part of his clothing with the officer
holding him.
On rearching his grip at the hotel
it wa? found to contain eighteen
-packs of marked cards, a fare bak
er's deal .box, with a full supply of
"hold outs," "finger files" and other
things' used by the card swindlers.
After, a conference between, the
--parties interested, it was decided to
-allow the socalled colonel to remain
at the hotel until this morning, when
it was their intention to interview
? him; however, this morning revealed
an empty bed, the Kentucky Colonel
had lied, leaving his bag and big
gage with his landlord. ;
A negro claims to have met him at
three o'clock this morning, and that
1? gave the negro hip overcoat to
carry him to the home of a citizen
of Bi?.rowell county.
Briggs is a man about thirty-five
yearr old, clean shaven, .blind in one
aye, weight one hundred and sixty
3>oun is. He has a sinister look. .
CJdL K3rby Is perhaps sixty-five
yearn old, well trimmed, iron grey
"bear I and hair, wears glasses, has a
prosperous look?a splendid conver
aaticnalist,' and will weigh about one
Sum .red.and fifty pounds. They are
a pa ir of smooth crooks, and should
he apprehended. J. H. F.
The Governor Says He Has Nerve
"My Dear Hub" Letters.
It' Governor Cole L. Bliease knows
as nach about the alleged evil-doings'
?of Col. Thos. B. Felder as has been
intimated, and if Col. Felder fcnowb
as :uuch of the governor's alleged
crookedness as newspaper readers are
led to infer from his published let
ters, there will be merry times
throughout the entire summer. Gov
ernor Blease says he has more of the
"My Dear Hub" letters, and Col. Fel
der promisee to write a history of the
old state dispensary and some of
those connected with it. Col. Felder
arm not do this if Governor Blease
aligns the resolution to investigate the
members of the dispensary winding
up commission, but the resolution
had not been signed this afternoon,
and there is little likelihood of its re
ceiving the official signature of Mr.
Bleuse. Col. Felder promises to omit
none of the details in his story, and
it ia quite likely that the alleged deal
ings! of the "chief of the plunder
9rand" will be laid bare. Col. Folder's
style is so easy and his expression so
cler.r and forceful that everybody in
South Carolina will read his story.
Worse writers than Col. Felder have
sold their stuff for money. It is to
he hoped that the public will be given
more of this kind of reading.
Death of Mr. J. X. Meorer.
Mr. J. N. M-torer died at his plan
tation home near Harleyville, after
an eventful and useful life, on March
15. The news of his death was re
ceived by those who know him with
regret, for during his life of seventy
three years he retained the admira
tion and respect of a host of friends
on account of his sterling character
and attractive personality. Mr.
Moorer's civil war record was unique.
He served from first to last in the
Confederate army. He. was a mem
ber of the Fifth South Carolina cav
alry-, and after the close of the war
returned to his plantation home,
where he finished his years. Mr.
Moorer left a widow and eight sons.
DeKoven Male Quartette.
Tuesday evening The DeKoven
Male Quartette will give a perform
ance at the Academy of Music. An
evening of music and pleasure may be
looked forward to. The prices suit
everybody?25. .?,5, 50 and 75c?30
everybody come.
Might Alarm Him, However.
No. Constant Reader, the orders
just issued from the war department
were not sent out for the sole pur
pose of reassuring Congressman Hob
Double Crossing Teddy.
And then again, Mr. Taft may have
ordered the muster in Texas to pre
vent the monopoly of public atten
tion and interest by Col. Roosevelt's
swing round the circle."
The Delegates Elected to the State
The Orangeburg county interde
nominational Sunday-school conven
tion held a session in the Baptist
church in this city Thursday morn
ing for the purpose of electing dele
gates to the State Sunday School
Coavention which, convene in Spar
tanburg nest week There were pres
ent about 35 delegates from over the
(Mr. I. W. Bowman presided and
was elected president of 'the conven
The vice presidents chosen were
as follows:
Methodist, A. C. Dibble.
Presbyterian, W. B. Thompson.
(Baptist, Q. V. Zeigler.
Episcopal, T. O. S. Dlhble.
Christian, L. E. Riley.
J. L. Dukes, secretary, and R? F.
Bryant, treasurer.
This county is entitled to twenty
delegates and they wer? chosen as
follows: I. W. Bowman, Q. V. Zeig
ler, Mrs. M. E. P. Dibble, H. VonOh
sen, R. F. Bryant, R. F. Pike, E.
Rickenbaker, all of Orangeburg.
J. C. Evans, P. P. Humrerpiller, of
J. S. Connor, of Connors.
Mrs. A. R. Knight, of Holly Hill.
J. P. Felder, of Vance,
J. R. Hamilton, Miss Marion Fair
ey, of Bra'nchville.
Miss Hattle Antley, of Cordova,
R. K. Henery, of Cope.
Miss Florrie- Dukes, of Rowesvllle.
Noted Attraction at The Academy of
Music, April 5.
? Telling, as it does, the story of
the odd romance of a pretty little
circus rider and a village pastor In
Middle West, "Polly of the Circus"
which will be presented at the Acad
emy of Music, Wednesday, April f>, is
a drama as original as it is refresh
ing, and is one of those rare plays
thai; appeal to the "gallery gods"
with the same force as to the occu
pants of orchestra chairs. Since this
play was first produced, hundreds of
thousands of persons have been mov
ed from laughter to tears and to
sheer joy in following fortunes of the
wistful girl, from which comes the
title "Polly of the Circus," and her
ministerial admirer. The reproduc
tion of a circus in full 8wing in the
third act is one of the greatest ot
stage realism. Dainty Miss Ida St.
Leon will he seen in the title role.
The personnel of the supporting cast
Is an apparent assurance of a finish
ed and artistic portrayal of the other
characters. The scenic production
is remarkable for one of such admit
tedly unusupi skill in such matters
as Frederic Thompson. The third
act setting, where an actual sawdust
ring performance with all the inci
dents and accessories is shown, is
especially notable.
Endeavored to Force Open IDoor of a
Lady's Room.
i Mrs. Georgia Williams, wife of a
railroad man living near the termi
nal' station in Atlanta, was kep' in a
state of seige.in her room Tuesaa>
night .by a drunken young negro, who
was trying to force an entrance to the
room. Mrs. Williams' husband was
out on his run and she was in the
bouse alone. Early in the evening
the negro gained entrance to the hall
of the house, but before he could get
to her Mrs. Williams had barricaded
herself in her bedroom.
She begged and pleaded vith the
negro to go away, but he remained
in the hall working at the door until
1 o'clock Wednesday morning. Fin
ally, in desperation, Mrs. Williams
opened a window, jumped out and
ran in a hysterical condition until
she found a policeman. The officer
went to the house ar d found the ne
gro there. He said his name was
Dock Badger, and that he was 18
years of age.
"I used to work for Booker T.
Washington," said the negro. "I be
lieve in Booker Washington and
would follow him anywhere." It is
believed chat the negro had read of
Washington's trouble in New York,
had tanked up on mean whiskey and
started out on a career of wickedness.
He will probably get a stout sentence
for 'his evening's work.
Would Bo a Good Thing.
We know of no investment that
this or any other town could make
that would pay better than money
sufficient to build a good Young
Men's Christian Association hall. The
imatter is being ag'tated, and it has
been suggested that a meeting of the
citizens bo called now shortly and
committees appointed to make the
canvass. One report says the citizens
of Orangeburg and community are
public spirited, and little doubt is
held that $00,000 could he raised lor
the erection of a Y. M. C. A., but at
present the design is to canvass for
$25,000 and erect a ^uilding at that
Alfalfa Food for Humans.
An alfalfa enthusiast nam?d Marek
C. Rich of Hot Springs, Ark., has
just completed a series of experi
ments on himself whereby he de
clares he added ten pounds to his
weight through the use of alfalfa as
Discouraging to Fighting.
Russia, it is reported, will not '
make that military demonstration on
the frontier of China. Probably she
has been doing some figuring on the 1
A Curiosity
They do say that one of the attrac
tions that Columbia will offer the ed
itors at their annual meeting will be
pre-emptied penitentiary.
Believed That This is Largest Single
Gift Ever Made This Church in the
The definite announcement of the
acceptance of a very large gift for
the work of .benevolence has just
been announced by the special com
mittee of the Evangelical Lutheran
Synod of South Carolina.
The offer was made to the synod
last November by Mrs. Melissa B.
Lowman of Chapin, for the establish
ment of a home for the helpless and
the aged, and for the beginning of a
deaconness training school.
All papers for the transfer of the
property have been regularly executed
and the establishment of the home
will be made at once.
The gift of Mrs. Lowman consists
of about 1,000 acres of fine farming
land, well wooded and watered, in
the vicinity of White Rock. With
this goes houses and lots in the
towns of Chapin and White Rock.
There are also neveral houses and
improvements on the plantation. A
conservative valuation of Mrs. Low
man's gift, including nearly $2,uuu
in cash, places it at 32 5,000.
The gift provides that Mrs. Log
man and her three helpless children
shall be cared for during their life
The committee having in charge
the management of the donation con
sists of five members: Rev. W. H.
Greever and Rev. C. E. Weltner of
Columbia, Rev. J. B. Haigler 01
White Rock, W. P. Roof of Lexing
ton, Ja?. W. Shealy of Ballentine.
The committee has selected Mr.
Shealy to superintend the farm and
home. A matron will at once be
placed in charge as soon as a suit
able person can be secured, 3nd thus
the work of caring for the helpless
and aged ones of the church will at
once be put into effect.
It is also a matter of note that this
is perhaps the largest single gift ever
made to the Lutheran church in the
South and marks the beginning of
what must grow into a large and use
ful elmosynary institution.
The establishment of the deacon
ness home and training school, con
templated in the gift, has not as
sumed definite shape so that an an
nouncement as to its location can be
made at this time.
Orangeburg-Cal houn Medical Society
at Elloree
The meeting of the Orangeburg
Calhoun Medical Society took place
at Elloree, in the Ulmer-Irlck hall at
12 M. Tuesday. The members pres
ent were: Drs. M. J. D. Dantzler,
L. P. Bates, D. D. Salley, A. W.
Browning, T. H. Dreher, J. K. Fairy,
T. Green, Sophia Brunson and Dr.
The venerable president being ab
sent, Dr. Dantzler presided. The
physicians talked over cases and
treatments, several of them relating
most interesting- experiences.
After the -adjournment a banquet
was served at the Bardin Hotel. The
visitors enjoyed the bounteous hospi
tality of the Elloree physicians to the
fullest extent.
Everybody had a profitable and
pleasant time, and went home re
freshed in body and mind. The next
meeting of the soclrt y will be at Or
angeburg, on May 21.
So our doctors, and laymen too,
for that matter, must see to It, that
visitors are made to have a good time
when they come to this city on May
At His New Post.
Mr. G. Robert McKewn, who is a
1908 graduate of Wofford College,
has entered upon his duties as clerk
In the Edisto Savings bank of this
city, to which he was recently elected.
Mr. McKewn has held a position in
the office of Orangeburg county treas
urer Fair for the past two and a half
years, and is well qualified for the
new work that he has taken up. He
is an excellent young man and the
bank is fortunate in securing his ser
Individual Communion.
The Young Ladies' Home Mission
society of St. Paul's Methodist
church, which is composed of a large
number of faithful workers, will pre
sent.to St. Paul Methodist, church an
individual communion service. The
service consists of 500 glasses, uu
silver trays and one silver pitcher.
The service has been received by the
society but has not yet been used in
the church service.
Thousunds to Collect $3.15.
Demanding relief to the extent of
$3.15, the United States has entered
complain!; before the Interstate Com
merce commission against the Penn
sylvania railroad, the Southern rail
way and the Philadelphia, Baltimore
and Washington railroad. It is esti
mated that the cost of collection will
be at least 100 times the sum de
Maiden of TO Sui s ISachcIor of 74.
Ola Osmund, a bachelor of 74, is
cited to tell a jury in Minneapolis,
Minn., why he refused to marry Miss
Anna Olson, aged 70, following a
complaint which she has filed against
biai. She seeks damages in the sum
of $5,000.
Drove to Morgue, Then Died.
Jesse Bussard, a prominent farmer
living near Logansport. Ind., drove
to a morgue in this city last, week and
calmly shot himself through the
head. Worry over business matters
is believed to have unbalanced his
Clems on Extension Work?Article
In the spring when the gardener
is preparing to place his order for
garden seeds, he Is frequently at a
loss to determine just what varieties
are the best, as the seed catalogues
usually recommend all their varieties
yery highly, The following list of
Varieties of vegetables Is especially
recommended. We have been testing
varieties at the college and station
for years and the ones given in this
list have given .best results.
Irish Potatoes?Irish Cobbler, Tri
umph or Red Bliss, Peerless.
Cabbages?Charleston Wakefleia,
Henderson's Succession.
Beets?Crosby's Early Egyptian,
Extra Early Erfurt.
Celery?Winter Green, Qiant Pas
cal, Golden Self Blanching.
Lettuce?Boston Market, Im
proved Hanson.
(Kale?Curled Siberian.
Onions (from seed)?Yellow Globe
Danvers, Prize Taker.
Onions, (from sets)?Yellow Dan
vers, White Multiplier, Yellow Multi
Garden Peas?Philadelphia extra
early (2 1-2 feet tall) Alaska (2 l-i
feet tall.) Horsford's Market Gar
den (2 feet tall). Telephone (4 feet
Radishes?Extra Early Scarlet,
French Breakfast, Long White Na
Parsnips?Hollow Cwvfl.
Parsley?Moss Curled.
Spinach?Round Thick-leaved.
Salsify?Mammoth Sandwich Is
Turnip?Extra Early White Milan,
Red Top White Globe, White Egg.
Asparagus?Conover's Colossal,
The above list of vegetables sh'pula
be planted during the month of Feb
Cucumbers?Arlington White
Spine, Davis Perfect.
Garden Corn?Early Adams,
Truckers' Favorite.
Sugar Corn?White Evergreen,
Country Gentleman.
Cantaloupes?Rockyford, Extra
Early Hanover, Baltimore or Acme.
Okra?White Velvet.
Buch Beans?Bountiful, Early
Speckled Valentine, Currie's Rust
Proof Wax.
Lima Beans?Fordhook, Bunch
Lima, Ford Mammoth Podded Lima,
Small Lima (.butter bean.)
Pole Beans?Old Homestead or
Kentucky Wonder. Fat Horse or
White Crease Back.
Egg-Plants?Black Beauty.
Bell Peppers?Chinese Giant, Bell
or Bull Nose.
Small Peppers?Long Red Cay
The above list should not be plant
ed until after the middle of March,
except in the southern part of the
State where they may be planted
? .0. C. Newman,
Horticulturist S. C. Experiment Sta
You ask for line, ah, lady mine,
I answer to thee, line on line,
Precept on precept, make them
And in each line :1s breathed a]
That, as thy face Is fresh and fair,
So may thy soul be free from care.
As thy young life hi in Its bloom,
I pray no mortal stroke of doom
May bow thy beauty to the tomb.
But, that long coming years ma>
To thee the brightness of the
When little birds in gladness sing.
I look upon thee, thou art fair.
Youth lends a glory to thins hair.
And beauty loves to linger there
You cannot move but it is grace,
Time leaves no token on a face
Where only purity we trace.
And now a precept I would hind
Upon thy brow, that it may find
A deeper dwelling in thy mind.
There is a blossom pure and
Slender and beautifully alight
With silver, 'tis the lily white.
The puritan of all sweet flower.'?.
The meekest bud 'mid beauty'.;
She lifts her patience through the
There is a blossom ruby red,
Through all the world her blush i
hath spread,
The royal rose with crimson head.
We view her in the dewy dawn,
A fragrant benediction born
To bless us, ere we find the thura.
There are two paths i:i life's rou^h
j way,
The one all roses, br.Rht and gc.y, |
The other where the lillies lay.
Before thy feet both paths uufold,
Look to the guidepost grim and I
Only the lillies' hearts are gold. i
Found Dead in Med.
Louis Cassaway, a negro, his wife
'and tlircr' children were found dead!
j in bed at their home at San Antonio, j
I Texas, Wednesday. It is believed they
I were murdered during the night. Tbc I
police have no (.?lue to their assail-j
_. ? ,_
Shot on Crowded Street.
Andrew C. Puro, saiu to be an Ital
ian journalist, was shot and killed on
a crowded street in the downtown
district of Denver. Colo., Tuesday
night. Phillipe Dropolia is under ar
rest charged with the murder.
What Is Happening Here and There.
Local Items of Personal Interest to
Our Readers.
How about the fruit crop?
Do you think It has been killed?
All ladies who have Inspected
Ransdale's hats tell others they are
The moving pictures at the Acad
emy of Music are still drawing
The weather was decidedly cool on
Thursday and Friday mornings, but
we did not hear of any frost.
(Don't fall to tske in the pictures at
the Academy of Music and illustrated
Bongs, vaudeville, consisting of jokes,
etc., are given.
?Should you see a lady with a pret
ty hat you need not ask her where
it came from as all pretty hats come
from Ransdale'8.
Ladles have come and looked at
Ransdale's hats, left and looked at
others, came back and bought! You
will do the same if you see them.
Rev. Warren V. Dibble, of this city
who is a member of the North Caro
lina Conference, Is spending a few
days with his parents on Amelia St.
The "White Y/ay" is a great Bight
for our little city; but the greatest
sensation of all is Ransdale's lovely
millinery. Be sure and attend the
This afternoon at 4:3 0 there wn.
be a matinee at the Academy of Mu
sic, consisting of moving pictures,
vaudeville, etc., the same hlqh class
pictures as have been shown.
This afternoon and night ends the
stay of Lyndall's moving pictures in
Orangeburg. They have entertained
large crowds each night and If you
haven't seen them, you'd better go.
Mrs. Mara White, of the Orange
burg College, will give a reading
at Poplar Springs school house March
21. Boxes and refreshments will be
ments will be sold. Admission ten
sold. Admission ten and twenty-flve
The Bamberg Times asks, "When
the officers of the law go to violating
the law how can you expect them to
enforce the law, or expect the ma
jority to be law abiding citizens?"
Under the circumstances, we do not
see who would expect such a thing.
Good roads are more a commercial
necessity than waterways, if the dis
tinction is sought to be drawn. For
one man Interested in or benefltei.
by improved waterways, ten men, the
farmer and the ultimate consumer
principally, are interested in and ben
efited by good roads. The American
people are rapidly coming to see the
situation in that light.
According to an order issued by
the Railroad Commission the South
ern is to have an engine in this city
every day between the hours of 8
and 12 to move all loaded cars from
the sidings of this company and to
place empty cars to be loaded. This
order will be complied with by the
railroad, as a reply to the order has
already been forwarded to the Com
mission by Supt. Wassum.
There will be held with the Den
mark Baptist Sunday-school begin
ning next Sunday, March 26, and con
tinuing through Tuesday following a
Sunday-school Institute. The Insti
tute Is under the auspices of the Stale
Baptist Sunday School Board. Speak
ers are J. D. Moore, of Columbia, and
Arthur Flake, Baldwin, Miss. An
Sunday Schools nearby Denmark are
invited to send representatives.
(From the Postal-Record.)
To Phyllis'
(As he dictated it.)
Phyllis, up in the morning,
Spirit of love and spring:
Phyllis, lithe as the willow.
Voice like the birds that sing,
Phyllis, full of the sunshine,
Sparkling like drops of dew;
Phyllis, Phyllis, 0 Phyllis!
This is a song for you.
Phyllis, why do you linger?
Why do your feet remain?
Phyllis, we valt your coming
Over the bloom-decked plain
Phyllis?a brimming beakpr
Now your health we quaff
Setting our hearts all leaping
Lighter than wind-blown chaff.
Do Fill Vs.
(As the stenographer took it.)
Fill us up in the morning.
Spirits of loving spring!
Fill us tight as a pillow?
Boys like the birds that sing,
Fill us full of moonshine.
Sparkling like dropsy due?
Fill us, fill us, oh. fill us!
This is too strong for you.
Fill us! Why do you linger?
Why are your feet in pain?
Fill us! We wait your cunning
Over the gloom-necked pla'.r
Fill us a brimming beaker
.Now to your healthy graft.
Sending c.ir heartshorn leaping
Light as a ringboned calf.
File County Claims.
All persons holding claims against
the County should file them in the
office of the Supervisor on or Lie
fore the 2Sth day of March, 1911.
M. E. Zeigler,
3-23-5. Clerk.
Two Co Hang.
Gov. Sanders Wednesday named
Friday, April L'i, as the date for the
execution of Hugo Besanou and Fran
cois Rodin, convicted of murdering
Franz Reidl, an aged watchmaker of
New Orleans, several months ago.
"Coral and Black and White Predominates."
You will remember that we told you that we sent our
buyers to New York because we do not know it all and
to serve our exacting trade we must have the styles a lit
tle better than any other store. Now you can prove this?
The decided opinion of the great style experts is that
colors mentioned above will rule all articles of women's
dress. *
Believe us, we have anticipated your every need. You
can see here the best that the dress centers have approv
ed. All that we can ask of you is that you let us show
you the goods and quote prices. We know that qual
ity considered, we save you many a dollar.
BLACK AND WHITE SlLKS-FouJards, taffetas,
secos, messalines, voiles, in all widths and designs, pretty
cool and durable. 35c a yaid and more.
SUITS -In black and white, tan, blue, grsy, brown. Trim
med plainly or with touches of coral, etc. Save the dress
making bills.
. Children's Dresses~85c and up.
Coat Suits-Beginning at $12.50.
Ladies' and Misses' Dresses-$3.50 and up.
BLACK AND WHITE-In belts, belt pins, beads,
neckwear, bags, hair goods, gloves, buttons, braid*, trim
rungs, etc.
A novelty-black and white hose--25c pair.
The only thing cheap about our shoes is the price. Shoes
for every occasion for dress and street wear, in tan and
black, suede, patent, velvet, canvass and kid. For baby
and grown folks. From 25c to $4.00.
The variety of hats cc upled with ?tyle and price is the
reason-25 years of success too.
For Your Money Here. 1
You might get the impres
sion from our store?it's
the highest class store in
town?that we're high pric
ed. Weli, just come along
and see what we're offer
ing and for what. You'll
find the highest grade of
men's and young men's
clothing and furnishings?
but not the highest prices.
Prices are lower than else
where. We'll be glad to
show you. Impossible to
make a mistake?your mon
ey back, if anything goes
wrong. We sell every
thing that we can honest
ly recommend. Ederheim
er-Stein Suits for Young
Men as low as $15. Xtra
good Clothes for Boys. A
wide range of choice in
underwear, neckwear, hats,
etc :::::: :
Edcrheimer, Stein & Co.
You are cordially invited to attend our
Tues. and Wed. March 28 and 29
As we have nothing but r.ew and up-to-date Millinery it will
be to your advantage to call and see us. Our Miss Brewer,
with Miss Bersha Stroman, "will take great pleasure in show
ing you our lice. Respectfully.

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