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The Bamberg Herald.
A. W. KNIGHT, Editor.
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RaIm?jfd.oo per year; 50 cents for
six months. Payable in advance.
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first insertion; 50c. for each subsequent
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three, six, or twelve months. Want No*
* tices one cent a word each insertion. Local
Notices Sc. per line first week, 5c. afterwards.
Tributes of Respect, etc., must
be paid for as regular advertising.
Communications?News letters or on
subjects of general interest will be gladly
welcomed. Those of a personal nature
will not be published unless paid for.
Thursday, May 10,1900.
Hon. Joseph W. Barnwell has withdrawn
from the race for congress in the
first district. In his card announcing his
withdrawal, he frankly says that he would
have been defeated.
The State Board of Education will
meet in September to adopt text books
for the public schools. If they succeed
t' . * in cutting the publisher's prices, they will
* be doing their State a genuine service.
A large number of strikes are on in
different parts of the country, embracing
many branches of labor. Evidently the
working man is not getting his share of
the great prosperity (?) we hear so much
about these days.
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D. H. Russell, who has been editor of
the.Anderson Advocate for many years,
also of the Daily Mail since its establishtment
last year, has resigned. Mr. Rus%
sell was a strong, vigorous writer and we
are sorry to part with him.
The conduct of the members of the
lower house of congress is very much like
a crowd of schoolboys. It would please
us very much if they could get up a real
good fisticuff among themselves. At
% .. present they content themselves by tellfedp
ing each other "you're another."
The County Democracy has done well
I (in instructing our delegates to the State
" convention to vote for a continuance of
the county-to-county canvass. The people
demand that the candidates meet
them face to face, and we feel sure that
the campaign meetings will not be abolished.
| A. B. Williams has retired as editor of
; the Greenville News, and W. H. Wallace,
of Newberry,-will be the new editor. Mr.'
Williams will go to Richmond and be as-,
sociated with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad.
He was one of the finest newspaper
writers in the State, and South
Carolina journalism is much poorer by
his departure. Mr. Wallace is a strong
man, and we wish him much success.
Bamberg county's Democracy favors
good schools and good roads?two neces?
. sary adjuncts to civilization and progress,
v - Thk Bamberg Herald has been workl|p?
'" . - ing along this line, and will continue to
do so until the schools and highways of
Bamberg are strictly first-class. We feel
sure that our representatives in the next
general assembly will redouble their efforts
in these two important matters,
^ knowing that the solid, tax-paying citic^r
zenship of the county is behind them.
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It is a fact we presume that admits of
??x " no argument that a free graded school is
one of the very best institutions a town
|?: v can have. It is also a fact .-that Bamberg
- y' * * needs a first-class free school, and to this
. end the editor of this paper would be
gl>. . willing to pay a six mill tax, although he
has no children large enough to attend
P } school. As a matter of principle, we op:0i
pose the idea of State education, but we
j?.^ - realize the great necessity of good free
lp; ^ schools, and stand ready to pay any tax,
^ - " no matter how large, for school purposes.
- - m'? i ~ DomWir nirp it tn t.hpir
f"V- me pcupic W l*?muvip v?v .. ?
' town to vote this tax, and we earnestly
# hope that every public-spirited man will
. heartily support the proposition. There
are plenty of children here who cannot
attend pay schools, and it is our bounden
duty to see that they have the opportu??<
v nity of a good common school education.
Ifef Our editorial on the protection of fish,
published a few weeks ago, seems to have
1h struck a popular chord. The News and
Courier commented on the article at some
: - length, and the Orangeburg Times and
Democrat of this week quotes largely
from our editorial, and takes substantially
. the same position. The News and Cou|
Tier's editorial is an especially strong one,
I and we hope our contemporaries will
keep up the fight along this line. We
publish in another column in this issue
an article from the Orangeburg Patriot,
showing that the citizens and business
men of Branchville have determined to
do all in their power to break up illegal
trapping and seining, The merchants of
that town have also agreed not to sell the
wire for traps. The citizens of Bamberg,
town and county, should also work in
the cause, and not cease their efforts until
the illegal slaughtering of fish is entirely
c . hroken up. We promise them our hearty
co-operation in the good work.
A Civil Bequest.
An old woman observing a sailor going
by her door and supposing it to be her
son, cried out to him, "Billy, where is my
cow gone?" The sailor replied in a con;
,1 temptuous manner, "Gone to the d?1, for
what I know."
"Well, as you are going that way," said
the old woman, "1 wish vou would just
let down the bars."
^ - A Card.
We guarantee every bottle of Chamber
Iain's colic, cholera and diarrhoea remedy
and will refund the money to any one
who is not satisfied after using it. It is
the most successful medicine in the world
for bowel complaints, both for children
and adults.
"After suffering from piles for fifteen
years I was cured by using two boxes of
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve," writes W.
J. Baxter. North Brook, N. C. It heals
everything. Beware of counterfeits. Bamberg
If "out of sorts," cross, and peevish,
take Dr. M. A. Simmons Liver Medicine.
Cheerfulness will return and life acquires
new zest. J. B. Black.
W. S. Musser, Millheim, Pa., saved the
life of his little girl by giving her One
Minute Cough Cure wfien she was dying
from croup. It is the only harmless remedy
that gives immediate results. It quickly
cures coughs, colds, bronchitis, grippe,
asthma and all throat and lung troubles.
- * . Bamberg Pharmacy.
Pimples, boils and other humors appear
when the blood gets impure. The nest
remedy is Dr. M. A.*Simmons Liver Medicine.
J. B. Black.
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TYm. T. Bellinger Shot ami Killed
By Rev. W. E. Johnson.
The town of Bamberg has no doubt
never before been so enveloped in a cloud
of sadness and sorrow as it has been
since last Friday morning. A tragedy
has occurred which makes everyone feel
sad. Rev. W. E. Johnson, pastor of the
Bamberg Baptist church, on Friday morning
last, about ten o'clock, shot and killed
Court Stenographer W. T. Bellinger,
in front of the Carlisle Fitting School.
Mr. Johnson is in jail.and the remains of
Mr. Bellinger were laid away last Saturday
afternoon in the Bamberg cemetery.
Altogether the tragedy was a most deplorable
and regrettable one.
There has been bad feeling existing between
the family of John R. Bellinger.
Esq., father of the deceased, and Mr.
Johnson for nearly a year, growing out
of the fact that he had married a daughter
of Mr. Bellinger to a young man
when the young lady's parents and family
seriously objected. Rev. Johnson
tendered his resignation as pastor early
last fall, on this account it is said, as the
Baptist parsonage and Mr. Bellingers
residence are situated next to each other.
The trouble which resulted in the killing
began Thursday over the painting of
a line fence between the premises of the
parties, at which time, it is said, hot
words were passed and a pistol drawn by
Mr. Wm. T. Bellinger.
Friday morning as young Bellinger
was returning, from down town to his
father's residence he and Mr. Johnson
encountered each qther in front of the
Carlisle Fitting School, both residences
being just across the street.
The shooting commenced, and when
it was over Bellinger lay dying on the
ground and Johnson was unhurt. After
the affair was over Mr. Johnson walked
back to his home, where he remained
until about one o'clock, when he went
down and surrendered to Sheriff Hunter.
It is supposed that Johnson shot once,
using a shot-gun. Bellinger's weapon
was a 38-calibre pistol, which had four
empty chambers, therefore it is presumed
that he fired four times.
Bellinger was struck in the right side
by twelve buck shot and eight smaller
shot. The testimony of Dr. Bronson,
given below, will explain the exact nature
and location of the wounds. . The
young man never spoke after he was hit,
and died in a few minutes.
Of course there is a great deal of talk
as to who fired first; as to the causes
which led up to the unfortunate difficulty;
the circumstances of the shooting,
etc., but all these things will be testified
tn ?t thu trial therefore we shall sav
nothing about them.
Immediately upon being apprised of
the tragedy Magistrate Hugh A. Ray,
summoned the following jury of inquest,
which viewed the body: C. R. Brabham,
foreman; W. W. Lightsey, J. A. Murdaugh,
Joe McCormack, W. B. Weeks,
Clarence Moye, E. C. Hays, H. Eaves,
John Thomas, George Quattlebaum, R. L.
Risher, J. D. Felder,
After viewing the body the taking of
testimony was postponed until 5.30
o'clock Friday afternoon to allow attorneys
to be present. At that hour the
hearing was had in th? court house, the
State being represented by Solicitor W.
H. Townsend and J. 0. Patterson, Esq.,
while Col. Robert Aldrich and Inglis &
Miiey represented the defendant.
Mr. Joe Brown, who was the first witness,^
the young man to whom Mr.
Johnson married a daughter of Mr. John
R. Bellinger. Following is the testimony
Joe Brown: Started out of town to
Otis Simmons's. Saw Willie Bellinger
come across thoiFittmg School campus.
Saw Mr. Johnson come out of his house.
They met or come together in about thirty
feet of and in front of me. Mr. Bellinger
drew a pistol and commenced firing
on Mr. Johnson. I think he fired several
shots before Mr. Johnson shot. When
Mr. Johnson fired Mr. Bellinger fell, and
I think fired once after he fell. That was
all I saw. Mr. Johnson returned to his
house. Mr. Johnson had a shot gun. Mr.
T>1.A/J a nictsvl Ui/1 llAt CGO 9111'
OClllUgCl Xiavi a piatv/it i^iu uv? uw
eye witnesses. No words passed before
the shooting. Was near enough to hear.
I was about twenty-five or thirty feet
from there. Was in my buggy. Got a
pistol out of a drawer in the postoffice.
Don't know whose pistol it was. Got the
pistol because I was expecting trouble at
home. Heard that Mr. Johnson had had
some trouble about a fence with the Bellingers.
I went to see Mr. Johnson because
I had heai^d of the trouble. My
reason was sympathy; did not advise
With him ; did not ask him what he proposed
doing; did not advise him to do
anyting; offered to help build a fence between
Johnson's and Bellinger's. Was
expecting a difficulty with a hand on my
place. Don't know who left the postoffice
first, Mr. Johnson or myself. Did
not know if Johnson had any weapon.
Did not say anything to Mr. Johnson
about getting the pistol. It was about
one-half or three-quarters of an hour
after I left the postoffice before the shooting.
Went to Mr. Jones's stable, and was
on my way to Mr. Otis Simmons's when
the shooting took place. Mr. Johnson
did not say anything about expecting a
difficulty. Did not say anything about
the Bellinger's to me, only how they had
treated him. No one was in the buggy
with me. *
Dr. B. D. Bronson: Was called by Mr.
C. J. S. Brooker to Mr. Bellinger, said he
was shot; got to the campus, found him
dying; lived about thirty seconds or a
minute after I reached him. I saw as
soon as I got to him that he was mortally
wounded and could only live a few seconds.
Examined his side before he was
moved. Saw he was shot in the right
?*^^ bn /Iiorl lio/l h/ulr wmtAtr.
MUC. illkUl Lit/ utvu iiw\* vuv 1./V/V1 t iviuvied
to bis father's house. Suppose that
about an hour afterwards I examined his
body by request of Judge Ray, acting
coroner. On examination of the body
found twenty wounds, twelve from buckshot
and eight smaller shot. Two of the
buckshot penetrated the liver; one, from
the point of entrance and direction it
took possibly entered the pyloric end of
the stomach; the rest of the shot, with
two exceptions, penetrated the right lung;
one shot?a buckshot?struck about one
inch to the right of the spinal column, in
the thoric region; it passed directly to
the left, under the muscular tissue, but
did not enter the chest cavity, Death resulted
from the wounds in the right lung
and liver. All of the twenty wounds
were to the right of the maramery line.
No shot passed entirely through the
body; the shot did not range up or down,
were on a line, the most anterior was immediately
to the right of the mammery
line, the most posterior were about an
inch to the right of the spinal column.
Did not see any wounds on his arm.
There were no wounds on any other
portion of the body that I could find.
Would say that the side was exposed to
the fire 011 account of the arm not being
injured; his hand might have been behind
him, held in a horizontal or vertical
Aaron Rice: -Examined the pistol
which I picked up after I got there and
before Mr. Bellinger was moved. The
pistol was near Mr. Bellinger's hand.
Found Mr. Bellinger between his front
gate and the Fitting School building.
The shooting was east of Mr. Johnson's
gate. This pistol [examined by witness]
is in the same condition as when I found
it?four empty and one loaded shell.
Vernon Brabham: I was sitting on
the steps of the Fitting School, facing the
luionUiiir li'?ll Sviw \fr_ .Too Brown
drive up in front of Mr. Johnson's house.
Mr. Johnson was coming out of his yard
with a gun in his hand. Mr. "Willie Bellinger
was coming across the campus; as
he passed he spoke, to me. Mr. Johnson
was on the other side of Mr. Brown. Mr.
Brown drove up about ten yards from Mr.
Johnson's gate. Mr. Johnson was behind
the horse all the time until he saw Mr.
Bellinger, then be stepped out from behind
the horse. Mr. Bellinger pulled his
pistol. Mr. Johnson had a gun in his
hand. I stepped around the corner when
Mr. Bellinger drew his pistol. I turned
my head and started to walk off. Heard
two or three shots fired. Turned my
head and saw Mr. Bellinger fall, then I
walked off. Charlie Free was over by
the girls' boarding hall in a road cart. I
asked him to go for the doctor. He drove
down toward his home. 1 then walked
back to where Mr. Bellinger was. There
was a crowd around him. When Mr.
Bellinger pulled his pistol I turned my
head and did not see the shooting. I
could not tell whether it was a pistol or
gun that was fired first. Don't know how
many shots were fired. Mr. Johnson had
the gun in his hand. Mr. Johnson was
hack of Mr. Brown's horse. Saw Mr.
Bellinger fall. Heard two or three shots
after Mr. Bellinger fell. I saw Mr. Johnson
coning out of his yard. Mr. Johnson
was fifteen or twenty yards from his
gate when the shooting took place.
John H. Mood}': Was behind the house
when the shooting took place. Heard
the shots. Then went toward the front.
Did not see anything. Saw Mr. Johnson
coming back to the house. Saw Mr. Bellinger
lying down. . Mr. Johnson was
crossing the road. Was about as far as
the back of the courthouse. Mr. Johnson
had a gun. Was in the back yard when
the shooting took place, and did not see
any of it. I am thirteen years old.
W. L. Taylor: Was at the boys' boarding
hall. Heard four or five shots fired.
There was twenty or thirty seconds between
the first and second shots. Then
shots were as fast as one could pull a
trigger. I ran on the pavement next to
the girls' hall; asked what it meant.
Some one said, 'Look lying on the
ground." About that time 1 saw Mr.
Johnson go in his gate, with his gun in
his hand. Mr. Bellinger was lying on
the ground. Frank Johnson was kneeling
over him, telling a negro boy to go
for a doctor. The boy said he would not
go. I walked up about that time. No
one was there but Frank and the negro
After hearing the evidence the jury returned
a verdict to the effect that W. T.
Bellinger came to his death from a gunshot
wound dellivered by W. E. Johnson,
and Mr. Johnson was regularly committed
to jail, to which institution he had
previously voluntarily committed himself.
The burial of the unfortunate victim of
this tragedy took place at 5.30 o'clock
Saturday afternoon at the cemetery, and
was attended by an immense congregagation.
The pall-bearers were Havelock
Eaves, G. Move Dickinson, H. W. Johnson,
Hooton Felder, W. Paul Riley and
G. Frank Bamberg. The services were
conducted bv Rev. W. E. Prentiss, pastor
of the Barnwell Episcopal church, and
the impressive and solemn offices of that
faith deeply impressed the large crowd
which followed the body to the grave.
There were many floral tributes, the
grave being literally covered with buds
and blossoms.
We, in common with everybody in
Bamberg, deeply sympathize with all partie#.
Two homes are desolate, and many
loved ones are in the depths of sorrow.
God forbid that any such awful calamity
should ever again come upon us.
W. T. Bellinger was court stenographer
of this judicial circuit, and about 26
years of age. He was shortly to have
been married to a young lady of Aiken.
He leaves a father and mother, two sisters
and brothers, and a large number of
relatives, to whom we extend our most
heartfelt sympathy.
Rev. W. E. Johnson was born in Aiken
county, and is about thirty-five years old.
He has been pastor of the Baptist church
here about two years, and has many
friends here, who deeply sympathize with
him in his trouble. He has a wife and
three children, and has a brother living
in Aiken.
Court will convene here in July, at
which time the case will no doubt be
tried. Robert Aldrich, of Barnwell; D.
S. Henderson, of Aiken; S. G. Mayfield,
of Denmark, and Inglis & Miley, of Bamberg,
have been employed for the defense.
A motion for bail wiil be made to-morrow
before the Supreme Court in Columbia.
John R. Bellinger, Esq., the father of
decreased, does not desire to himself
avenge the death of his son, and says he
will iet the appointed agents of the law
take charge of the matter. It is not likely,
therefore, that any attorneys will be
employed to assist the State in the prose-!
4 Card from -Mr. Johnson.
Editor The Bamberg Herald: Please
allow me space in your valuable paper
for this short card. I have been a martyr
to insult and abuse for ten or twelve
months and my family even have not
been spared. I have borne it to that extent
that I could not have blamed my
wife had she discarded me. I am now in
the hands of the law to answer to the
charger of murde. I ask a suspension of
judgment until the whole history of this
sad affair can be made known to the
world. W. E. Johnson.
Bamberg, May 8, 1900.
An Epidemic of Whooping Cough.
Last winter during the epidemic of
whooping cough my children contracted
the disease, liaving severe coughing spells.
We had used Chamberlain's Cough llemedy
very successfully for croup and naturally
turned to it at that time and found
it relieved the cough and effected a complete
cure.?John"E. Clifford, Proprietor
Norwood House, Norwood, N. Y. This
remedy is for sale by all druggists and
medicine dealers.
People and Places Within 20
Miles of Bamberg.
What 11 Staff Correspondent of The
Herald Saw and Heard Along the
County's Highways and Byways.
At Tiik "Nkw Bkiixjk," May t*.
I have dated my letter as above because
this is the end of a pilgrimage of inspection
I have recently made of the three
lower passageways across the Edisto
river, within the limits of Bamberg county,
beginning with the Fittz bridge,
whirli is the extension of the old Augusta
and Charleston telegraph road, over
which our forefathers travelled years b< fore
that veteran among railroads, the
South Carolina and Georgia, was projected.
The recent heavy rains had swollen
the Edisto and all of its tributary streams,
and the smallest branch was out of its
banks. All the river lowlands were
under water, and the wash of tiie turbulent
waves diii much damage tothecrossways
and approach bridges. Supervisor
Kearse was notified of the various disas- j
ters, and he invited the writer to accom-1
pany him on his tour of inspection. We !
made the trip from the Supervisor's home j
I in one day, spent the night with that able
magistrate and first-class farmer, Judge
N. P. Smoak, and the next morning
worked our way up the Edisto to this
I had been discussing those three important
questions: better schools, good
roads, and a general attention to matters
religious by the generation that will soon
succeed us as the men and women of
Sohth Carolina. We are?generally
speaking?a religious and God-fearing
people in Bamberg county, and nearly
everybody attends church, and although
ti.o little mips Attend Sundav-school reg
HIV, ..... ? w (
ularly, those of larger growth are some- j
times prone to forget their religious duties,
aud leave it to the old people to keep
up the church membership. I attended
service one Sunday recently at Ghent's
Branch Baptist church and was considerably
surprised at the size of the congregation.
The historic old church, built in
1835, was crowded to the doors, and the
congregation did not too soon begin work
upon the splendid new structure which is
nearly completed, and will be dedicated
to the sendee of the ever-living God before
cotton picking is finished. It is a
very handsome and comfortably arranged
structure, 50x40 feet, and will
give the congregation all the room it
needs. The committee having in charge
the building of this sacred edifice tells
me that only a hundred and fifty dollars
more is necessary to be raised to complete
the church?they raised nearly a hundred
dollars Sunday?and I hope the liberal j
Christians in that section will soon provide
the committee with the necessary
funds. The congregation wants to purchase
a little more land?the church is
built is the centre of a grove of magnificent
hard-wood trees?so . that they can
"square up" their property and preserve
for the church's setting, this splendid
timber growth.
The congregation at old Graham's
Methodist church, at Denmark, which is
also in a grove of lusty oak trees, of generous
size, is also awakening to a sense
of the beauty of their surroundings. They
tell me that in the near future the church
plot will be surrounded by a neat palinc,
the ground will be leveled and sodded,
and tastefully arranged flower fleds lain
out, with intermingling walks. It will
be a beautiful place when all this is done.
Springtown Baptist church, which is j
the oldest Baptist church in Bamberg i
connty, and historic in many ways will,
I understand, soon be beautified with
fresh paint inside and out, which will
much improve its appearance.
The Baptists at Colston Branch have
also put up a new church and its completion
is delayed only through lack of
funds. A benevolent man who wishes
to do good to his fellow-man and "lend
his money to the Lord," can do no better
than contribute to any church, where
there is a desire to build a better structure,
beautify the old one, or improve and
embellish the grounds surrounding one.
They'll have a fine school at Colston
Branch one of these days, for it is now
definitely settled that the Seaboard Air
Line will build its road through from
Augusta to Charleston. Its tracks will
run through the Colston Branch school
district a distance of five miles, and the
tax for school purposes imposed upon the
railroad for that distance will give the
school trustees $150 more each year to
devote to education.
What applies to Colston Branch in this
direction applies equally to your flourishing
sister town Ehrhardt, at which place,
I understand, a special school district is
to be laid off. . The three mill tax on the.
Seaboard Air Line, road the same import
on the Green Pond and Western railroad,
will give the contemplated new district a
matter of $1,000 additional, which amount
added to the tax upon other property
will swell the total to $1,200, which will
enable Principal Joues (a most excellent
instructor by the way) to run his school
ten months in the year.
But then, Mr. Editor, it was my original
intention to say a great deal about
the two bridges across the Edisto nearest
A 1. m An on/1
tO DUIllUCr^?mc vanuuu u'iu iivii
bridges?and to as usual "ride my hobbyhorse"?good
roads?but I've reached
my limit of space, and will "camp" in the
beautiful grove on the Bamberg side of
the New bridge until next week, when I
shall have something interesting to say
on a very important subject.
George Wolsey Simonds.
A Keen Clear Brain
Your best feelings, your social position
or business success depend largely on the
perfect action of your stomach and liver.
Dr. King's New Life Pills give increased
strength, a keen, clear brain, high ambition.
A 25 cent box will make you feel
like a new being. Sold by Thos. Black, J.
I B. Black and Bamberg Pharmacy.
J. C. Kennedy, Roanoke, Tenn., says,
?"I cannot say too much for BeWitt's
Witch IIa7.el Salve. One box of it cured
what the doctors called an incurable ulror
rm mv Cures niles and all skin
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diseases. Look out for worthless imitations.
Bamberg Pharmacy.
Health, strength and nerve force follow
the use of Dr. M. A. Simmons Liver Medicine,
which insures, good digestion and
assimilation. J. B. Black.
The easiest and most effective method
of purifying the blood and invigorating
the system is to take DeWitt's Little Early
Risers, the famous little pills for cleansing
the liver and bowels. Bamberg Pharmacy.
I will lie a candidate for re-election to
Congress from the Second Congressional
District, subject to the rules and regulations
of the Democratic party. Respectfully,
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for Solicitor of the Second Circuit,
subject to the rules and regulations
of the Democratic partv.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for re-election to the State Senate,
subject to the rules and regulations of
the Democratic primary.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for State Senator from Bamberg
county, subject to the action of the
Democratic primary. J. B. BLACK.
At the suggestion of a large number of
voters front different parts of the county,
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
to represent Bamberg county in the
House of Representatives of the State
Legislature, subject to the rules and regulations
of the Democratic primary.
I respectfully announce myself a candidate
for election to the House of Representatives
from Bamberg county, pledging
myself to abide the result of the Democratic"primary.
I take this method of announcing my
candidacy as a member of the House of
Representatives from Bamberg county,
subject to the action of the Democratic
primary election. E. T. LaFITTE:
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the House of Representatives,
subject to the action of the Democratic
primary. J. R. McCORMACK.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for re-election to the office of Clerk
of Court of Bamberg county, subject to
the result of the Democratic primary.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for election to the office of Sheriff of
Bamberg county, and will abide the will
of the people as expressed at the Democratic
We hereby announce C F Rent/., of
Ehrhardt, a candidate for Sheriff of Bamberg
county, subject to the rules and regulations
of the Democratic primary.
I take this method of announcing my
candidacy for the office of Sheriff of
Bamberg county, promising to abide ihe
result of the Democratic primary election.
* The friends of J. Alfred Chassereau
place him in nomination for the office of
County Treasurer of Bamberg county,
subject to the rules and regulations of
the Democratic primary.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for the office of County (Treasurer
of Bamberg county, subject to the
action of the Democratic party.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for the office of Treasurer of
Bamberg county, subject to the rules of
the Democratic'primary.
The many friends of Joe J. Brabham,
hereby announce him as a candidate for
County Auditor of Bamberg, pledging him
to submit to the will of the people as expressed
at the Democratic primary.
T onnmiimn mrcnlf o n/li/lofo fnr ro_
JL C luavuuvu lit J k'vx i t? vuuvii\t(?vv AV/A a v
election to the office of County Auditor
of Bamberg county, promising to abide
the result of the Democratic primary.
At the instigation of very many people,
I take pleasure in announcing myself a
candidate for Auditor and Superintendent
of Education of Bamberg county, pledging
myself to faithfully perform all duties that
may come before me and to abide the result
of the Democratic primary.
I respectfully announce myself a candidate
for the office of Audilor and Superintendent
of Education for Bamberg
county, subject to the rules and regulations
of the Democratic primary.
' R. W. D. ROW ELL.
| I respectfully announce myself a candidate
for County Auditor and Superintendent
of Education of Bamberg county,
subject to the action of the Democratic
primary. I. G. JENNINGS.
Having served as foreman of Bamberg
county's chain gang for six months, and
as captain of same for fifteen months I
hereby announce to my friends my candidacy
for County Supervisor, and am willing
to abide their decision and the rules
of the Democratic primary.
1 hereby announce my candidacy for
the office of County Supervisor of Bamberg
county. I will abide the result of
the Democratic primary x and support the
nominees of the party.
The friends of VV. T. Cave hereby announce
him as a candidate for County
Supervisor of Bamberg county, subject
to the action of the Democratic primary.
1 announce myself a candidate for Supervisor
of Bamlierg county, before the
Democratic primary, and promise to abide
by the rules governing the same.
March 20, 1JJ00, " E.C.BRUCE.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of County Supervisor, subti.tl.n
rnloa crnvprnincr 1 hp Hpnirw-rfltip
JC*. L l\J lliy, i
primary. GEO. H. KEARSE.
March 5,1900.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for re-election to' the office of
Jucge of Probate for Iiamberg county,
subject to the rules and regulations of the
Democratic primary. B, W. MILEY.
Thanking my many friends for their
past favors in the last election, I ask a
continuance of the same. I hereby announce
myself for re-election to the office
of Coroner of Bamberg count}', subject
to the rules and regulations of the Democratic
party. A. W. BESINGER.
I hereby auuounce myself as a candidate
for Coroner of Baml>erg county, subject
to the rules and regulations of the
Democratic primary election.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for Coroner of Bamberg county,
subject to the rules and regulations of the
Democratic primary election.
G. B.'AYER, Olar, S. C.
I respectfully announce myself as a j
candidate for Coroner of Baml>erg coun- I
ty, subjccUto the rules and regulations of
the Democratic primary election.
I announce myself as a candidate for
Coroner, and ask the support of my
friends. I will abide the result of the
Democratic primary.
I am a candidate for Coroner of Bamberg
county, and will abide the result of
the Democratic primary.
How is you* Wind?
If you are short of breath; if your
heart flutters or palpitates; if y*>u
have pain in left side or in chest; If
your pulse is irregular, or you have
choking seusations, weak or hungry
spells, fainting or sinking spells, remember,
Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure
is especially adapted to remove just
that class of disorders. It is a heart
and blood tonic which strengthens
the heart, purifies the Wood and
gives new life to the weak and weary.
"Shortness of breath, severe palpitation
and smothering spells disabled
me for any labor. After using three
bottles of Dr. Miles' Heart Cure I
was entirely relieved of distress and
from that time on my recovery was
rapid." A. C. Payne,
Morgan town, Ind> _
Dr. Miles' Heart Cure is sold at an
druggists on a positive guarantee.
Write for free advice and booklet to
Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, inch
"opening books of subscription.
County of Bamberg.
Pursuant to a commission issued to the
undersigned as corporators by >[. R.
Cooper. Secretary of State, on the fourth
day of May, 1000:
Notice is hereby given that books of
subscription to the capital stock of The
Cotton Oil Company will l>e opened at
the store of W. M. Brabham, in the city
of Bamberg, State and county aforesaid,
011 Thursday, May 10th, at 12 o'clock m.
The said proposed corporation will have
a capital stock of $25,000, divided into
live hundred shares of the par value of
$50 each, with its principal place of business
at Bamberg, S. C., and will be empowered
to engage in the business of
manufacture of cotton seed oil and meal,
and the manipulation of fertilizers of all
kinds, to manufacture the same, to buy
eotton, to gin cotton, etc.
Board of Corporators.
Bamberg, S. C., May 8,1900.
Where did you get
your Specks from
Railroad \venue, Bamberg, S. C.
He keeps a large stock of
Spectacles and can surely
suit you with a pair. He also
carries a large stock of
which he offers great' bargains
Having purchased a portion of
the lot opposite Bamberg Cotton
Mills, which has been the
hub of the carriage industry
in Bamberg for so many years,
I have erected thereon shops
well.suited for
< .
and have determined to again
make this old stand the most
attractive place for you to have
your wants properly adjusted.
I shall employ none b'ut experienced
and trusty help. Couple
this fact with my life long
experience and a desire to serve
you well is what I have to
offer. Send or bring us your
business. We are now ready.
We do. anything pertaining to
carriage work, and build to
your order. Try us. You will
hud us prompt, liberal, and
Faithfully yours,
1). J. BELK.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
Fertilizer Mill Outtits: al90 Gin Press
Cane, Mill and Shingle Outfits. Building,
Bridge, Factory, Furnace and Railroad
Castings; Railroad, Mill, Factory,
and Machinists' Supplies. Belting, Pack
ing, Injectors, Pipe Fittings, Saws, Files
Oilers, Etc., cast every day. Work 150
Marti W'MhM
Foundry, Machine, Boiler and Gin
Works. Repairing Promptly Done
The Largest and Most Complete
Establishment South.
?Manufacturers of?
Doors, Sash, Blinds
Building Material.
Sash Weights and Sash Cord. Office
and Ware Rooms King Si., op
posite Cannon St.
Charleston, S. O.
Window and Fancy Glass a Specialty
fpEkooD Tells I |
& Yes. it is the index to health. If you $
^ have had bad blood you are likely to ^
^ learn that you have Rheumatism,^
\ one of the most horrible diseases to \
& which mankind is heir. If this dis- S
ft; ease has just began its work, or if &
ft you have been afflicted fori years, v.
> you should at once take the wonder- $
? jful new*cure, S;
Vi Thousands have been cured. The $)
ft) Spring season is the best time to take ft)
5 a rheumatic remedy. Nature will
then aid the medicine in effecting a $
ft permanent, constitutional cure. Pe?- ^
!ft pie with bad blood are subject to ca^
tarrh, indigestion, and many other ft
ft) diseases. To l>e healthy the blood X
6 must be pure. RHEOil ACIDE is &
$ the prince of blood purifiers. Sold ft
ft) by Bamberg Pharmacy; at Ehrhardt ft
ft by Reynolds Drug Co. Pkick $1.00.
A Beautiful
3pring Bonnet
Is a woman's delight, and a thing
pleasant to look upon. If you want
a hat of the latest shape, trimmed in
the most fashionable style, visit our
store. We have them and the priees
are attractive.
Spring1 Silks.
We are showing the prettiest line of
silks ever seen in Baml>e{g.. All
shades and prices. A waist made of
these silks is a necessity to the well
dressi 1 woman.
White Goods.
A look through our white goods will
be interesting and profitable. Come
to see them. We will take pleasure
in exhibiting them, and you will not
be bored to buy.
Laces, etc.
Our stock is complete, and the prices
are beyond the whisper of competition.
Beautiful line of allover embroideries.
We have everything necessary to outfit
a lady complete. Of course we
can't attempt to mention the thousand
mid one articles we have, but it
is sufficient to say our line is entirety
complete. The best kid glove for $1
in town.
rirs. M. L. Counts.
Already' we have sold more horses and
mules this winter than ever before in any
one season. The reason is plain: The
people know w'e only handle the best
class of stock.
mii cm......
just in, both horses and mules. We have"
earned the reputation of furnishing the
people fancy drivers. When you need
stock, come to see us.
Yours for business,
H isi i
The Eastern Question *
concerns some of us but the question of
is of vital interest to all. The man who
neglects to carry a policy covering residence,
business premises, stock, etc., is as
benighted as the '"heathen Chinee." The
cost is a mere trifle when tbc benefits are
considered. We represent companies
which are Solvent, liberal and prompt.
The Fire Insurance Agent
jyOffices over Bamberg Banking Co.
Will be pleased to serve the
people. Office up stairs in the
bnitding next to bank.
L. C. I.Nlil.lS, B. W. MILEY,
Referee in Bankruptcy. Probate Judge.
Attorneys at Law,
Will practice in the Courts of the State.
Prompt attention given to collections..
Money to Loan.
Izlar Bros. & Bice, !
Attorneys nil omselors it Law, :
I have one of the largest stocks
of General Merchandise in Bamberg
county, and, while I am
w doing a large business, I want
5^; to do still more. I wish to invite,
through this paper, the
trading public of Bamberg and
^ Barnwell counties to make my
store headquarters, where tbey ,
will always be gladlv welcomed.
/1 have a full stock of
including Dry Goods, Notions, Hats,
Shoes. Clothing, Dress Goods, Hardware,
Crockery waro, Tinware, Drugs ':?
Groceries, etc. I also handle the '-fiprj
best makes of '
Harness, and Sewing Machines. I
have also just added to mv stock a |
full liiie of Coffins and Caskets.
wrMl i ' ?? %
Miiiiiery m n m. m
My Millinery and Dress Goods
Department is nnder the manage- 1
rnent of Miss Rettie Matthews, who .
is with me permanently, aud who
will be plnaspil to serve her many -jy
friends. S<ting your future lib*
eral patronage, I am
or any other - v
Musical Instrument, 3f
Music Books, or Sheet Masio, ;
write to the
Marchant Music Co. 1
who will give von as low prices and as easy ;
terms as any boose in America. ' t I
T -'JRMaH i
Oendt? Tsri-Mn ltj WW! 8!
teT 1
tug Ts^,gSsss>"^rs& f?t
856e M *!.1SS3l5ilSJ"> IS <0Qp '||J
84Bp 10 Sa * " fS 4$
U 4fia At JJumter Lt 800p \M
118Q? 44 Camden. Lr j |3j
8flop 11 bJat,. . .Oolong. -LtI T Mai 4*P *|H ?
*20p 700aLr...Charleston ? AriU10a| 818p k&fi
7JBp ?U? " ...Branchville... f 8fi0e! flOOp ^**?3
|20p 1007a ".".iBlaclnrillsJ-.." 8?a) 5?p
22p 1100a **:......Aiken...... ** 706u
lOBOp 1151a Ar.AnguatauaidJiV **? 4 Mai 81Qp 1
NOT Ed: In addition to the aWre service J ' .^Wg
trails Nos. 15 and 10 run daily between Ohsrieston
and Columbia,
Columbia 6:00 a. a. No. 16 leave oS*
himbia 1:90a. m.; arrive Oharleeton fifia.m "-' -:->
Bleeping cars readj for occupancy at 9:00 p. sou . ijg &
both at Charleston and Columbia. Tbeee trains '*?
make cloee connections at Columbia wish
through trains between Florida points aad . , !
washlntfton and the east Connection with
trains aoe. 81 and 82 New'York and Florida \.V;J&5? , Limited
between BlackvtSe, Aiken sad Aw .:% tf
custa. No. 81 leaves Blaokrifle At 8:48 a.m-. \M. i
liken 839 a. m., Augusta 18:10 a. a. No. 8r~05
^PMAngi^a 6w25 ^nu.JLitoa J^flB
|^e^ersbetw^nlugu3to^Aik^M& New _
lSpiSS it' ^
" Teanlile 180p lSfe? S?p
LrTTwimine Ula 8f0p IMp ':r ^
" Sandarsrille fi?a. 46Qp t& ^3
Ar. Aaguata. 980a TIDp T. |,;
Lt. Savannah.... 1206a 1215p ..v... 4Mp . ^
! " fSSwt&T/. 4 oil 4ttp ? *T4MB .?*?, V 183
" Blackrflle... 41fia 41TpHTga 8Mp 746t . f&nj
Ar. Bateaborg. lSSOp ... 4
Ar. Colombia.... 600a 600p....~* 9Sip 11801
ftdUDdly^^Jgg _ '
Lt. Colombia..... 1130a 128a 600a .....~ 78ft i
L#. Botesburg. 213p
Ar. Biackrilie.... )12p 306a 10 15a 460p (A
" Bartawell? 127p SSOajllOOa 9Up 84*
** Allendale lOOp 948p! 912i
SaTanoah..... tgggjgg J10 a*
Atlanta and B?yon<L ,
Lt. Charleston^ TOUaj 630pf??. y 1
Ar. Augaata 1161a I0*to; t. v
44 Atlanta 880p ?96x... iT.
Atlanta. 1100p 610a 400p -3g?
r. Chattanooga 64fia B4fiaj 8?p
Lt. Atlanta. 540aj 4Up
At. Btrniinffham II 9b 100b ESi
** MomphL, (via Birmingham)... 806p fw
Ar. Lexington. v 600p 669a
44 Cancinnatl. 780p 7 4it ,
M Chicago 716n 680f *
Ar. Louiaville 780p T 606
" 8t Loots 7 Ota 600p 0 .Jj|
Ar. Memphis. (via Chattanooga).. 710p 740a ?
To AaAarrlUo-Clneinnati-Lonlarillo*
Lt. Angoata. I 80up| tMp .if '1
" Bate*burg *<Sp(ltOi> : _
Lv- Charleston. I? OQajllOOf
Lt. Columbia (Union Depot) {11 40m f Hi Ar.
Spartanburg 810p|UX? *
44 AdwrlBd ??## ] 70m 2tHi JkJ^H
44 KnoxvtUe. I 418*1 flQp
44 QmOamO, 790M t4m
44 Ixmig^(tl?Jan&V To
WaiUagtn sad the Eoot*
Lt. AUfQatO. S9PLM|0 viiH9 r
44 Beteeburg 4^
jjg&ttjl Ar.
Den ville...........
Ar. Hlchmond I #QMai5?
Ar. Washington..14... pfSfiSg
44 Baltimore Pv B. E .JVUullS
44 Philadelphia. jliaBajSMa >?. *
44 NoKWork .J MbB tifc , -.*181
? 1 tfg *; r
Sleeping Oar Line between fhailaatim and
AUanto tU Augitfta. making oaaneottoasat - J
ille ^
sS?522825 - Hi
Waahtttfton, D. G WaahiagSESa v*f|GKOBGUB
Dir. Paae. Aft., .
w. A. TURK, 8.?HAK>WKK;
? wiSStofb a ***** iSiSSailr*
"After suffering from severe dyspepsia,
over twelve years and using many rem- ,
edies without permanent good I finally .
took Kodol Dyspepsia Care. It did <me > '
bc much good I recommend it to every- ' *
one," writes J. E. Watkins, Clerk and Re-^ Vcorder,
Chillicothe, Mo. It digests what p
you eat, Bamberg Pharmacy.

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