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ESTABLISHED If* 1869.
Published Three Times Each Week.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Entered as second class matter on
- January 9. 1909, at the post office at
Orangebnrg, S. C, under the Act of
Congress of M>*<h, 1879.
Jas. L. Sims, - Editor and Prop.,
Jas. Liar Sims, - -? Publisher.
One Year (by crrler).2.00
\ Remittances should be made pay
able to The Times and Democrat,
Orangebnrg, S. C-- by registered let
ter, check or money erder.
Many of our troubles are home
made: vary few of them are born
No man can have power with other
men who has not power first of all
It is oftentimes better to surrender
a present good that a greater good
may be attained Later on.
Almost every man is in theory a
reformer of some kind, but he usually
wants some other man -to do the
?A man U3ually gives himself credit
for any excellencies he may have,
but blame? his forefothers for all his
A man can have respect for an
open, avowed enemy, but he can have
nothing bat contempt for tho knave
who pretends to be a friend and stabs
him in the back. *
? Woodrow ?W'ilson says the next
president will be a democrat. And
he has a pretty good idea who the
democratic president will be, too. It
lays between a half dozen men.
Some people's idea of contentment
? is sheer laziness. They sit all day on
,baces or loaf on the street cor
ners while their wives keep the wolf
from the door by doing washing for
The man who makes it his business
to please everyone he meets is doom
ed to' failure. Not only does he at
tempt the impossible, but In making
tho attempt he loses much of true
inainhood and of conviction.
About the most despicable person,
at the same time the most dangerous
to society, is the official who, sworn
to maintain and enforce law, stands
in with the vicious element and al
lows vice and infamy to go on un
To be a Christian people is some
times a very different thing from be
ing a people of Christians. The first
may Imply a religion that is meraly
nominal, while the other Implies a
religion that expresses itself in right
living add actnal service.
i ' -?
Some folks, no doubt, would like
to banish The Times and Democrat
from Orangeburg. But, we are glad
bo say; there are only a few Buch
people in this beautiful little city of
ours, and they will have to grin and
bear its presence here a little longer.*
? Some politicians who are under a
cloud because of political scandals
are said to be very conversant with
tho .'Bible. That may be true, but
the great essential 1b to follow the
teachings of the Bible. If that were
wore fully done politicians would
stand higher in public estimation.
: When wealth Is lost it may not be
much, of a disaster, as it may be
possible to regain it. When health
- is Io3t it is a great deal more of a 1
misfortune, as it is almost impossible
to get back to former conditions. But
the greatest loss for both its imme
diate and future consequences is that
All men who have convictions and
?'give expression to them or who dare
to act for the benefit of the people at
lar.s-e. have been and will be cursed
and fought as their thoughts and acts
'rebound against the selfishness of
men who use official position for self
aggrandizement or to reward sycop
hants who do their bidding. *
Sometimes men place the dead line
in business and professional life at a
given age. That is a mistake, for
some men never reach it, while others
iget to it early in life. As a matter
of fact, laziness constitutes the dead
line In any calling, but for the wide
awako man who keeps abreast of
? modern thought and knowledge the
dead line does not exist.
The Editor of The Times and Dem
ocrat appreciates most sincerely the
kind expressions of dozens of the best
cilizons of this city on his defeat for
re-election as a trustee of the Orange
bnrg Graded Schools. We would
rather have these kind words of com
mendation than to be elected a thous
ani Mmes. These citizens know how
and why we wore defeated and that
knowledge will in time bear fruit.
Mark our words. *
Running the steam roller over the
Editor of The Times and Democrat
will not m:\ke him change his mind
th^t eighteen hundred dollars paid
the sunerintendent of the Oransreburg
, Graded Schools for nine months ser
vice is not enough for the work he
does. A large majority of the pa
trons of the schools do not get one
half of that amount for a whole
year's hard work. We have always
advocated equalizing such matters
and will continue to do so. ?
About Schoo ? Books.
We notice that State Superlnten
dent Swearingen claims that the ac
tion of the State Board of Education
in making the changes they did in
the list of .?:hool books to be used
in the common schools of the State
will cost the people of the State be
tween four and five hundred thousand
dollars. As all the school books sold
during the pat* five years under the
old adoption only cost a little over
five hundred thousand dollars, we
can't see how he can figure out any
auch a loss by virtue of the action of
the board to the people of the State.
Let us examine his figures.
The first book he takes up is the
primer, on which he figures a loss of
$17,680. As a matter of fact there
will be no loss at all. The old prim
er, which cost 12 cents, is a very com
mon little phamphlet, and most chil
dren would use two of them during
a school term. The new primer,
which costs 25 cents' is a well bound
book, and is weil worth the difference
in price between it and the old prim
er. One of them would easily last
a child the whole school term. It
will thus be.seen that the $17,680
figured on this book by Mr. Swearin
gen Is largely imaginary,
rWhat is said of the primers can
be said of other books on this year's
adoption. While they cost a little
more, they are better books in every
way and will last longer. They can
be handed clown from child to child,
and in this way all of the increased
cost of the books will be saved to the
people, and besides, they will have
the use of better books. Take, for
instance, the advanced geography
that has been In use in the schools
for the past five years. It is a large
.book bound In boards, and would not
last very long. The ones adopted
for the next five years Is bound in
cloth, and, is besides, a superior
Mr. Swearingen certainly does not
take Into account the exchange value
of the old books in estimating the
cost of the new booirs. The fact that
the new books Is a little higher in
price is counterbalanced by the in
creased value of the old books, which
are exchangeable for one-half the
price of the new ones. Besides this
the promotional exchange of the old
books will enable th^ people to get rid
of all the old book- now in use, and
those who have no old .books to ex
change will get bettor value for their
money when they buy the new books,
adopted. This will be apparent to
the people when they compare the
old with the new books adopted.
The gentlemen composing the State
Board of Education are as far as we
know men of integrity "and character
and'are as good friends to the people
as Mr. Swearingen is. Some of them
may be weak men a:ad easily Influenc
ed, but they could hardly control the
board in its selection of books. They
should be judged by their work and
not by what Mr. Swearingen may say
about them. It would be well, there
fore, for the people to see what they
have done and judge for themselves
before passing judgment and con
demning them. This is the only fair
thing to do, and we feel assured that
it will be adopted by the people. *
The People Still Rule.
The coronation with all its pomp
and pageantry Is over. The crowds
have melted and t..n. British nation
resumes its ordinary life That from
a spectacular point of view the coro
nation was a remarkable success goes
without saying. It also showed the
reverence the English people have for
ancient customs. In fact, it was a
strange blending of the old and the
new, of moderu enterprise and spirit
with the musty traditions of bygone
centuries, and in so doing the un
broken continuance of British Insti
tutions was graphically depicted.
It must ,be said that in all its fea
tures the affair evinced the loyalty
of the nation and the popularity of
the king and queen. 'But anyone who
imagines that the coronation will call
a halt the crusade against the
house of lords and give a new lease
of power to the aristocracy is much
mistaken as to the temper of the peo
ple. They are hard-headed and prac
tical, and while they may shout with
all fervor and sincerity, "God save
the king" they will also shout, with
at least equal volume, "God save the
And that means the carrying out of
the reforms of Asquith and Lloyd
George and the unbroken march of
progress. The glamor of procession
and show is over, but the sober, every
day life with its bread and butter and
social problems remains, and they
must be worked out. Notwlthstana
ing all the pomp and show of royalty
during the coronatL-n the tramp of
Democracy could he heard in the
distance as it marched on the House
of Lords to make.^!. do the popular
will or be shorn of it 3 old time power.
Progress of Democracy.
It was fitting that the United States
should be the first of the powers to
recognize the Portu,., ase republic. As
a nation in which the theory of repre
sentative government and popular
sovereignty has been worked out more
satisfactory than in any other coun
try there is naturally a deep, sympa
thy with another nation starting out
to pursue the same lines. The delay
in recognizing the new government in
Portugal was not urusual for it need
ed time to prove that the military
revolution of last October reflected
the will of the people. During the suc
ceeding months many needed reforms
have been inaugurated and formida
ble obstacles overcome, and there is
now good prospect that Portugal will
continue to dispense with the house
of Rraganza. Of course, th-> way
will he rough at times, for many hard
problems will have to be met. But
the action of the United States, fol
lowed, as it is sure to be, by similar
action by all other nations, means for
the newest of republics considerable
Doomed to Failure.
Some people over in Canada, with
more zealous patriotism than wisdom,
suggest the development of a distinct
ly Canadian language to the extent
of having a distinct pronueiatlon, ac
cent, and other feautres. Even if the
project were reasonable, which it is
not, it is not feasible. In olden times
when traveling was as rare as it now
is common, and when, as in England,
many people never left th? parish in
which they were born, and to go into
another county was regarded as quite
an event among the common people,
it was possible to retain the dia
lect for which each county was noted.
But the ease and frequency with
which people now go from one coun
try to another not only results In
modifying dialects within limited
areas, but also tends to bring about
a uniformity of pronueiatlon, spelling
and idioms of the English language.
Therefore the plan of Canadian en
thusiast is doemed to failure.
One-half Cent a Word
Found Notices Free.
For Sale?Two cheap mules. See R.
J. Jeffords, 110 Whitman St. 620m
Lost?A plain gold bracelet, with
initials E. O. W. Reward for re
turn to this office. 6-15-tf.
Have your grates reset in summer
time. Do not wait for cold weath
er to do the work. Large stock of
grates on hand. Dukes and
Rhodes. ? tf.
Wanted?a man to take charge and
gather crop on a two-horse farm.
Good pay to right party. Apply
by letter to P. O. Box 194, Spring
field, S. C. 7-1-lm*
Ice! Ice! Ice! I have opened my Ice
House for the summer and will be
pleased to serve my old as well as
new patrons with ice. Look out
for my wagon. J. B. Kelley.
Hardwood mantels, Tiles, Frames
and Grates. Large stock to se
lect from. Write for catalogue
and pri.ces. Prompt shipments
Dukes and Rhodes, Orangeburg,
S. C. tf.
For Sale?One 30 H. P. Boiler; one
25 H. P. EJngine Continental, two
70 saw gins, elevator, press, shaft
ing, belts etc. Can be seen at W.
L. Mack's farm, Cordova, S. C, or
W. F. Smoak, Cordova, S. C.
For Sale?60 horse gin and feeder,
and condenser. In good condition.
Will exchange same for SO saw gin,
or self packing press, in good con
dition. Will also buy press, also
40 saw gin. V. J. Gue, Norway,
S C. 6-20-lm
Dukes and Rhodes, Marble works,
Italian and Vermont marble, the
best monumental store. All work
finished at Orangeburg, S. C.
Large stock to select from tome
enterprise. So see us before you
place your order. Can save you
money. Dukes and Rhodes, tf
Ford?Those who know the model T
Ford know that it is the must sim
ple and best car on the market
today. Those who do not know
this car may not speak well of it,
but they are excusable because of
their ignorance. ?May I prove this
wonderful car to you? G. C. Bolin,
Neeses, S. C. Agent for Orange
burg County. 7-1-tf
Wanted to hear from anyone inter
ested in thirty-three acre farm
imlle from Orangeburg. Also any
one who wants to buy any kind of
farm, any location, large or small.
If you have a fafm for sale let us
know We can sell it quickly. Wo
have hundreds of farms for sale
in South Carolina and Georgia,
some exceptional bargain*. The
Southern Realty Co., St. Matthews.
Representing as I do one of the
largest and best equipped marble*
Companies in the South I am
prepared to offer special in
ducements to prospective purchas
ers of monuments and tomb-stones
to mark the graves of their dead.
Will give the erection of monu
ments personal attention and
guarantee all material and work
manship. Just a card to me stat
ing your wants will mean for me
to call on you and show you de
signs and material. J. R. Smith,
Cordova, S. C.
Notice of Sale.
Pursuant to a resolution, duly
adopted, by the Stockholders of Fort
Motte Oll Mill, the undersigned will
offer for sale at public auction to
the highest bidder for cash the plant
of the Fort Motte Oil Mill, including
real estate, buildings thereon and all
machinery, located at the Town of
Fort Motte, in the County of Calhoun,
State of South Carolina, m Thurs
day, the 20th day of July, 1911, at
eleven o'clock a. m. The sale will
take place at the plant of said Fort
Motte Oil Mill, Fort Motte, S. C.
R. E. Wannamaker,
W. G. Peterkin,
June 30th, 1911.?7t.
Notice of Discharge.
On the 12th day of July, 1911, I
will file my final acount as Guardian
of John F. Simmons, with the Judge
of Probate for Orangebnrg county,
and will thereupon ask for my final
Ada V. Simmons, Guardian.
June 13, 1911.
A Message On Parchment Wns Found
in the Figurehead of an Old Vessel.
And it lead to a merry adventure
into the interior of Africa. A young
army man and a pretty girl vere In
volved in the discovery and a ro
mance ensued that caused Louis
Tracy to write "The Message." Now
at Sims' Book Store for fifty cents.
"The Baby of the Boarding House"
? " and.
"The Belated Bridegroom"
HERBERT L. GAMBATI,
Vacant Scholarships in The Citadel,
The Military College of South
Carolina, Charleston, S. C.
I Two (2) Vacancies in the Benefic
iary Scholarships in the Citadel from
Orangeburg County will be filled by
competitive examinations on August
For full information concerning
these scholarships address The Super
intendent, at The Citadel, Charleston,
Next session begins September
The Citadel offers coures in Civil
Engineering, English, Chemistry and
Physics. Degrees of & S. and C. E.
It is designed by the War Depart
ment as one of the distinguished mil
itary institutions, one of whose grad
uates receives a commission in the U.
S. Army. 7-4-4t.
She Hesitated?But Was Saved.
A story is told?and very beauti
fully?of a lady who, though she
hesitated, waa not "lost" according
to the old adage, but was saved.
"She That Hesitates"?by Harris
Dixson. For saje at Sims Book Store.
Get the J. M. batteries at L. E.
Riley's and you get the best.
We Want Each One of the Several'Thousand Readers of
? This Paper Carefully to Read What Follows.
It will pay you to do so. THE MARCH ANT MUSIC CO. offers to the people of this
sect on a rare opportunity to secure a high grade piano at a low price, and we want you to
understand just why we can afford to do so at this particular time. -The explanation is simple.
From June 3rd to 10th, there was held in Chicago the greatest Piano Exposition ever held
in the world. President Taft opened the show and over 1000 pianos especially manufactured
for the occasion were on exhibition. Every piano expert, manufacturer, and dealer of any
note in both the United States and Canada were present to inspect these exposition instruments.
Naturally, the pianos exhibited were the best products of the various factories, because all the
marvelous skill of the master piano builders of the world were concentrated on the pianos shown
at this exposition. These exposition pianos, and marvels of architectural and tonal beauty and
were eagerly sought by dealers.
Mr. D. 'H. Marchant, head of this company was in attendance upon this exposition, and
being an expert himself and being right on the ground, was enabled to secure some extraor
dinary bargains. Twenty-five of these splendid pianos were bought by him and are now daily
arriving at our warerooms. Because they were bought at reduced figures, we sell them at low
figures, either cash or on time. The reasonable terms which the public has enjoyed in the past,
we now offer on these exposition pianos.
If you want to see the highest expression of the piano-maker's art which has ever been
brought to South Carolina, call and inspect these magnificient instruments for your-self. If you
want a specially made piano at a low figure, this is your opportunity.
The following world leaders are represented: KNABE, KRANICH & 'BACK, BUSH &
LANE, HAINES BROS., KRAKAUER, LAUTER, WESER BROS., LUDWIG, TONK,
FOSTER, POOLE, JOHNSON and the Columbus Piano Co's. famous little "BOUDOIR".
Several Player pianos are among the lot at figures which must compel attention. The Player
piano is undoubtedly the piano of the future. Call to see these artistic pianos whether you want
to buy or not. They are worth seeing, and we are proud to show them. Let us demonstrate
the Inner-Player for you.
53 East Russell St. -.Orangeburg, S. C.
Account Fourth of July travel Southern Railway announces
greatly reduced rates from all points, tickets will be on sale July
1, 2, 3 and 4, limited to reach original starting point returning
not later than- midnight July 8th, 1911.
Rock Hill, S C.
Account Winthrop College Summer School. Tickets will be
sold July 11th, 12th and 13th, limited July 21st, 1911.
Monteagle and Sewanee, Tenn.
Account Monteagle Bible School and Monteagle Sunday
School Institute, tickets will be sold June 30th, July 1st, 8th,
15th, 22nd, 29th, August 11th, 12th, and 18th, 1911, limited to
reach original starting, point returning not later than Septem
ber 5th, 1911.
Atlantic City, N. J
Account Grand'Lodge, B. P. O. E. Tickets on sale July 7th,
8th and 9th, limited to reach original starting point returning
not later than July 20th, 1911.
Atlantic City, N. J.
Account International Convention, United Society of Christian
Endeavor, tickets on sale July 3rd, 4th and 5th, limited to
reach original starting point returning not later than midnight
of July 19th, 1911.
Account National Colored Primitive Baptist Convention of U.
S. A., tickets on sale July 17th and 18th, limited to reach orlgr
Inal starting point returning not later than midnight July 26th,
For information as to rates, etc., apply to Ticket Agents or
J. L. MEEK,
Asst. Genl.' Pass. Agent,
W. E. McGEE,
Division Pass Agent,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
for next fall and higher prices. Or
angeburg dirt is on the move. Buy
now and reap the proilt yourself.
How many people ran you count on
your fingers that have lost their mon
ey in buying Real Estate.
Think of how Orangebnrg County
is increasing in population every
year. And do you think they will
ever leave this grand old county of
Orangebnrg, thinking they can buy
better farms that will produce bet
ter cotton, corn, wheat or oats than
this grand old county?
How much Heal Estate have you
heard of being made in this county?
Now I have one of tho best farms
for a quick sale there is in tho coun
ty. This farm is close up, property
on one of the best country roads in
the Stat ?, five miles south of Orange
burg on the Charleston road. About
one million feet of good pine lumber
and one good saw mill and cotton n'w
in good repair, (>0:i acres, 100 ncret
in cultivation. Will make a halo O)
cotton to every ucre if properly cul
tivated, near a gooO school which
runs nine months In the year, one
mile of a good *' Hiiodlst church,
preaching every Sunday. Don't *1p
lay if .you want It. Will soil yo*
part or all of this property. Special
price if sold quick.
F. R. Simpson Real Estate Co.
If You Want the Best Stationery
Sims Book Store - - - 49 E. Russell St.
To Farm Land Investors.
Don't pay sixty to one hundred dollars per acre for land
.when you can buy just as good and better for twelve to
forty dollars, don't take our word for it, but come and
see the lands for yourselves now while the growing crop is
on them. Don't wait longer than the next thirty days as
these lands will then be sold; we are going to get rid of
these lands because party owning them is sick, and deter
mined to retire from business.
We offer tract of* eight hundred and fifty-six (856)
acres, six hundred of which is under cultivation, place is
healthy, all land in sight of depot, on the best railroad
in the State, sixteen (16) four room tenant houses, new
barn and stable, place thoroughly ditched, every house on
place filled with splendid labor, every acre will easily yield
one bale with from 800 to 1000 lbs. fertilizer. Good pas
ture (wired fenced) lands suitably adapted to any variety
of crops, no stumps. Party owning this place made one hun
dred and sixty bales of cotton, and two thousand bushels of
corn on ten plows last year, price Forty ($40.00) dollars per
acre. Terms $15,000.00 down and the balance in one to five
Tract No. 2. Contains about Sixteen hundred (1600)
acres, about Seven hundred (700) in cultivation, this place
situated in sight of two splendid towns, and two main line
Railroads, practically all of the land can be cultivated. Price
Twenty two and 50-100 dollars per acre.
Tract No. 3 Contains thirteen hundred (^1300) acres, and
is cut in half by main line of railroad, nice town about one
mile from same, about one half in cultivation, this place is
perfectly healthy, and has abundant labor. Price Twenty
five dollars ($25.00) per acre.
Tract No. 4 is about five miles from Railroad and Court
House and contains about twelve hundred (1200) acres.
Price twenty dollars ($20.00) per acre.
Tract No. 5 is about six miles from Railroad, contains six
hundred (600) acres. Price of which is Twelve dollars
($12.00) per acre.
Reasonable terms can be arranged on all this property, and
we absolutely guarantee that anybody seeing this section of
Carolina will pronounce it the Garden Spot of the State, both
as to Fertility, Productiveness, Health, and Climate. All
requests for information cheerfully furnished, but a visit to
us if you are attracted vviJ! give us great pleasure.
Hart & Company,
ESTILl, S. C
Wo had such good lemonade for
tea yesterday.. That was because we
lind good lemons, when I went to
get the 1 omens I saw so many nice
fruits and things at the grocery.
WpTriih* 19 br OntcinJt Adrrrtainj Co.. Chtm
P. S. I got the lemons at
PURE FOOD STQJIE.
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