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Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1903 One Dollar a Yearly
Attempted Rape Upon a Young Lady.
Wretch Trailed by Bloodhounds
to His Hiding Place.
St. George, Nov. 28.?To be chronicled
in the annals of crime for Dorchester
connty is the deed of a rape fiend, and his
summary punishment at the hands of infuriated
Another white home has been despoiled
and another poor brute has been hunted
with hounds and bored witn oucKsnoi.
News was received here last night of
an assault by a negro upon a young lady
at Ross, a station about eight miles distant
from here, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
' and immediately a posse from this place
left for the scene of the trouble.
Before night there was gathered in the
quiet little town of Ross a mob aggregating
200 or 300 men from the adjacent
towns and country, bent upon vengeance.
Bloodhounds were put on the trail at
1:30 o'clock this morning, and before many
hours passed they hSd hounded to his den
John Fogle,a negro, the perpetrator of
the heinous crime.
Speedily he was brought before his
victim and identified.
The mob then, with the victim, hasten?
ed into the woods near a swamp, wnere
the fellow had been captured, and there,
to tell the dark story, is to be seen the
negro's body pendant from the limb of a
tree, riddled with shot.
Fortunately, by the brave fight of the
lady, who is a member of a prominent
family, the brute failed in his diabolical
purpose, but the lady was badly bruised
by being choked. It has ever been the
proud boast of Dorchester county that her
criminal animals contained no record of
this heinous crime.
running like mad down the street dumping
the occupants, or a hundred other accidents,
are every day occurrences.' It behooves
everybody to have a reliable salve
handy and there's none as good as Bucklen's
Arnica salve. Burns, cuts, sores, eczema
and piles, disappear under its soothing
effect. 2oc at Dr. J. B. Black's, Bamberg,
and H. C. Rice's, Denmark.
Good Reason For Prayer.
Aminadab Jones was a Yankee grocer
in an Illinois town, who had made a
handsome fortune?not like the proverbial
Kentuckian, by minding his own business?but
in the grocery line?watering
his whiskey, sanding his sugar, foreclosing
mortgages, adding to his book account
on the sly and other ways known
to storekeepers from time immemorial.
Thinking it best to deodorize his reputation
in the community he took a pew
in the Presbyterian church?the biggest
in the place?and was admitted to their
communion. His reputation followed
him and in the course of a month the
/ , "brethren were all by the ears about
Brother Aminadab, and he was quietly
He then joined the Baptist and they
had a like experience?he "spiled so quick
after comin' out o' the water," as the
Maine skipper said of the pullock-Baptist,
that he was turned out of that close communion
also. He then, as last chance for
the Kingdom of Heaven, joined the
Methodists, and in about three weeks they
also were in a quarrel about Brother
The poor preacher, at a loss what to do
for his people qnder these conditions,
went over one Sunday morning to consult
the wisest of his church members on the
' painful subject. As he went up the steps of
the good man's house he overheard him
at mornine oraver and waited till he
should close. What was his horror to
hear the pious brother thus express himself:
"And if it be Thy holy will, 0 Lord,
wilt Thou promptly remove our Brother
Jones from this jworld and send him
straight to hell!"
The preacher could wait no longer, but
pressed in, saying: "Brother Smith, I am
amazed that any Christian should be
- wicked enough to pray as I have just
heard you!"
"Wait a minute elder," was the calm
reply: "let me explain it. If the Lord
would remove Brother Jones from earth
we should be out of our troubles, shouldn't
The parson assented.
"Ana if he were sent to hell he would
break up that institution in less than six
Carried it Too Far.
A Chicago millionaire, George T. Cline,
had an extraordinary hobby. He was a
connoisseur of Irishmen; on nimseir he
would never spend more than 15 or 20
cents a day, he thought nothing of buying
Irishmen sumptuous dinners, with champagne,
in order to hear them talk in their
musical brogue. An Irishman once
played Colonel Cline false. He stole a
pair of boots from him. Discovering the
theft, the millionaire pursued the Irishman,
overtaking him as he was about to
enter a pawnshop with the boots in his
hand. "These are my boots; you have
stolen them," said Colonel Cline. "Sure
it was only a joke," said the Irishman.
But the inexorable millionaire hauled the
thief before a magistrate, and here again
the man repeated. "It was only a joke,
your honor." "Only a joke, hey?" said the
magistrate. ""Well, Mr. Cline, how far
away from your house had he carried the
boots wben you overtook him?" "Over a
mile, sir," replied the millionaire. "Held
for court," said the magistrate. "This is
a case of carrying the joke too far."
Building Committee Appointed to
Erect a New Methodist Church.
The fourth and last quarterly conference
for the Bamberg charge for this year1
was held at the church here Wednesday J
of last week, Presiding Elder Marion
Dargan presiding. At this conference
the work of the year was rounded up. and
final reports made. The financial reports
were very good, and showed that this
church would meet all claims upon it in
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church was also appointed by the conference,
and is as follows: H. J. Brabham,
Jno. H. Cope, G. Frank Bamberg, Jno.
F. Folk, and J. A. Spann.
This committee held a meeting last Monday
afternoon at three o'clock at the bank,
and a great deal of enthusiasm was shown
by those present. It was decided that the
church be built as soon as possible. Mr.
H. J. Brabham was made chairman and
treasurer and Col. Jno. F. Folk secretary.
Plans and specifications for the building
will be gotten at once and a design decided
on, for the first thing is to find out
about what the edifice will cost. As soon
as the design is selected, the work of raising
funds will begin.
It is very likely that the new church
will be built on the parsonage lot, the parsonage
being moved back and fronting
the cross street. The church, if built here,
will be in the center of the lot, with
entrances from both streets. One great
advantage of changing the present location
is that the old church can be used
for worship while the new one is being
Death of a Promising Yonng Gentleman
Who Was Weil Known in
Spartanburg, Nov. 28.?John S. Garris,
city magistrate and member of the
board of trustees of Clemson college, died
at 6:30 p. m. of organic heart disease.
He was taken suddenly ill at his office
four days ago and faileclto rally. A young
wife, the daughter of Mr. J. "E. Smoak,
of Colleton county, survives him. His
brother, Railroad "Commissioner Garris,
was with him in his final sickness.
He was 31 years of age, a graduate of
Clomcnn ?ncf studied law at G-eorsretown
He located in Spartanburg for the practice
of his profession three years ago and
has served as city magistrate"for two years.
He enjoyed to a marked degree the confidence
and esteem of the people here.
He was an ambitious, energetic young
man of high character and purposes. .
His body will be carried to his former
home at Smoaks, in Colleton county, tomorrow
for burial." The svmpathy of the
city goes out to the lovefe ones "of the
Mr. Garris lived in Bamberg for several
years, going from here to Spartanburg.
He made many friends here, who will
regret to learn of his untimely death.
A Cross Breed.
A buxom negro woman who had cooked
f/M* a nnmhor rtf rpsrs in the familv of a
Jewess announced to her mistress one
morning her intention of quitting the
"Why are you goingto leave us Mary?"
inquired the Hebrew lady.
"Well Missus," explained the cook.
"I's gwintah git married."
"That won't make any difference said
the lady, "there's room enough in the yard
for you and your husband; you don't have
to leave because you 're going to be married."
"But," replied the colored woman
sheepishly, "you don't know who I's
gwinetah raar'y;" and, without giving the
Jewess time to ask further questions, she
said, "I's gwintah mar'y a Chinee, Missus."
The employer raised her hands in holy
horror. "Oh Mary," she said, "have you
thought of what you're going to do ?"
"Oh, yas, Ma'am," said Mary; "we's
thought about it?we loves each uddah,
4?T ?v?Aftn fViof " cAirt flafi Tcttacc
"I'm thinking about your children, Mary.
Have you thought about what they'll be?"
"Oh Missus, " 3aid Mary, looking up in
meek submission and intending no insult,
"I knows dey'll be Jews, but I can't help
it." '
Not Beady Yet.
A Philadelphia photographer tells this
as having actually happened, says the
Ledger. A woman entered his studio.
"Are you a photographer?"
"Yes madame."
" Do you take children's pictures ?"
"Yes, certainly."
" How much do you charge ?"
"Three dollars a dozen."
" Weil,' saia me wuiuau sorrowiuiiy,
" I'll have to see you again. I've only
got eleven."
digests all classes of food, tones and
strengthens stomach and digestive organs.
Cures dyspepsia, indigestion, stomach
troubles,"and makes rich red blood, health
and strength. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure rebuilds
wornout tissues, purifies, strengthens
and sweetness the stomach. Gov. G.
W. Atkinson, of W. Va., says: ''I have
used a number of bottles of Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure and found it to be a very effective,
indeed a powerful remedy for stomach
ailments.. I recommend it to my
friends." Sold by Dr. H. F. Hoover.
Don't ask us about "fewer gallons;
wears longer."
Bazaar in Town Hall December 9th,
10th and 11th?Proceeds for New
Methodist Church.
The members of the Home Missions
Society and ladies of the Methodist church
will hold a bazaar here during the first
1 week of court; the proceeds are for the
new Methodist church.
The bazaar will be held in the town
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day from 12 o'clock until 8:30 in the evening.
Oysters and other dainties will be
served from Monday, Dec. 7th, until the
end of the week, for the accommodation
of our friends attending court, and we are
sure they will be pleased and will patronize
the ladies largely.
The booths will be open on the 9th, 10th
and 11th of December, and everybody
interested, in a Christmas present it does
not matter for whom it is intended, can
be pleased here. One of the daintiest
booths is the handkerchief booth in charge
of two of Bamberg's belles, Misses Addys
Hays and Jennie Felder. In here can be
found a handkerchief of any kind, from
I the daintiest of lace and hand-work to
the plainest.
Then there is the baby booth, under the
charm and care of Misses Gwendolyn
Risher and Marie Stokes. They have
lovely clothes for all, from the wee baby
up to a child 4 or 5 years old, any shape,
size or kind of baby clothes. Misses Leila
Black and Inez Brabham have another
baby booth, the doll baby, and here the
little folks can be pleased; they can find
big dolls and little dolls, pretty dolls and
I prettier dolls, girl dolls and boy dolls,
little wee babies and any other kind that
they wish; they are all here.
And then, there is the sweetest of all,
the candy booth. And possibly, only
possibly, there may be sweeter young
ladies than Misses Elise Bamberg and
Margaret Eaves, but they will preside
over the candy basket; their candies will
be delicious, home-made candies of every
description. Don't forget to buy some of
it, you will be sure to stroll around by the
candy booth again. They will also serve
hot chocolate and delightful cake. You
will find their salted almonds and peanuts
very nice.
Then we find the ladies' booth, the one
whirh delights the heart of every true
woman, the fancy work booth. In here
Misses Florence Hooton and Lillian Bellinger
will be pleased to show you mamy
novelties in fancy work. Among this
beautiful work will be found the very latest
designs in modern lace, embroidery,
knitting, crocheting, drawn-work and
tatting, anything in the fancy-work line.
Everybody, from the smallest child to the
most fastidious, can be pleased here. If
you are looking for a beautiful Christmas
present for your mother, your sister, your
wife, or your best friend, this is the place
to find something different from what
others give, something beautiful, and sure
to please.
! And there is still another, the Japanese
! bootL, and it is enough to say that this
! booth, one of the prettiest, has the ease
and grace of Misses Ethel Folk and Lulie
Bamberg. They have kimonas of every size
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numerous to mention, from sterling silver
| to a box of fine note paper.
The apron booth will please all. Here
we find the'bright faces of Misses Esma
Delk and Mabel Felder, with aprons of
every kind, from a fancy apron to a cook
apron, large, medium and small aprons,
old folks' aprons, little folks' aprons.
Be sure to see Miss Pet Stephens before
going out of the hall; she may be hard to
find, but don't stop until you find her.
The tree is the place to find a lot of fun,
and Misses Julia Armstrong and Juanita
Kinsey will enjoy opening the packages
with you. There is something on this
tree for everybody, old and young. The
children especially will be delighted here.
There is another tree, the fortune tree;
your fortune all in a nut shell. Here you
will find two beautiful young ladies. We
will not tell their names, but leave it to
you to find out, but be sure, when you are
looking for your fortune, to take one of
the nut shells, and not one of the young
The merchants have been very generous
in contributing to the bazaar with the
exception of a very few. It should be
largely patronized, as it is for a good cause.
All the ladies interested in the bazaar
are requested to meet at Mrs. John R.
Bellinger's, Friday afternoon, Dec. 4th, at
3 o'clock. Don't forget the dates, Dec.
Qth 10th and 11th.
Church News.
The Methodist Sunday-school held a
special missionary service last Sunday
afternoon, which was very successful from
every standpoint. The exercises consisted
of special songs and recitations by the
children, with a short address by the superintendent.
The collection for missions
amounted to more than $20.00, and this
makes a total of over $40.00 contributed
by this school during the past year for the
cause of missions.
Next Sunday morning Rev. M. W. Hook
will preach his last sermon to his congregation
for this year, and as this is also .;
communion Sunday, he would be glad to
see every member of the church present. !,
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Bryan for Instance?
"Who Are Has Beens in America" is to ?
be the next book, and The Thomasville
(Ga.) Times-Enterprise says Tom Johnson
will head the list. He'll have some close J
seconds?Montgomery Advertiser.
A Washington ProYerb.
Booker Washington generally speaks &
proverbs his race would profit by heeding. ^
Here is one of his latest: "Silence?on the
race question?is golden."?Savannah .
The Free Negro.
The negro is as free in the South as in ^
the North, and his opportunities to get a
on in the world are incomparably better ^
in the former than in the latter section.?
Richmond News-Leader. ^
A Good Guess.
Mr. Bryan guesses that he will not be s
a candidate for President again. He so
expresses himself in England. "The t
boy guessed right the very first time."? v
Savannah Morning News. - j
Paradoxical. n
Paradoxical, but Puck observes that the v
greatest obstacle to the enforcement of C
the law is the lawyer.?Montgomery Ad- I
Is There a Second?
If nothing will do but to give up one
State to the negroes we nominate Pennsylvania.?Richmond
News-Leader. p
Yon Know What You Are Taking ^
When you take Grove's Tasteless Chill c
Tonic because the formula is plainly n
printed on every bottle showing that it is a
simply iron and quinine in a tasteless c
form. No cure, no pay. Price 50c. p
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?ire Killer s necK aavea. i
Bennettsville, November 26.?The ?
jury in the Henry Hatrick case for killing f
his wife, after being out one hour and a p
half, brought in a verdict of guilty with
recommendation to the mercy of the cour ?
which places him in the penitentiary for y
life. Throughout the trial and reading
of the verdict Patrick exhibited no signs
of remorse, excitement, or nervousness. ^
He told his two little children goodbye r
this afternoon, and they will make their s
home with their aunt in Athens, Georgia.
is the value H. A. Tisdale, Summerton, S.
C. places on DeWitts Witch Hazel Salve. s
He savs: "I had piles for 20 years. I tried
doctors and medicines,butall failed except s
De Witt'sWitch Hazel Salve. It cured me."
It is a combination of healing properties
of witch hazel with antiseptics and emollients;
relieves and cures blind, bleeding,
and protruding piles, sores, cuts, bruises, *
eczema salt rheum and all skin diseases. ?
Sold by Dr. H. F. Hoover, Bamberg, S.C.
Bertie's Presence of Mind. J
When Farmer Reynolds espied young t
Bertie Thompson industriously collecting J
the apples from the topmost branches
his best tree he stole back to the farm
house and unhitched the stuffed image of
Pongo, his greatly mourned sheep dog.
from the parlor sideboard, says Tit-Bits.
And lo! in a few minutes the stuffed dog
had been placed at the foot of the tree.
Farmer Reynolds then proceeded with
the business of the farm, and the men
wondered why every now and then he
chucked mightily.
An hour went by, and behold! Farmer
Reynolds was once more at the foot of
the tree.
"Helloa, Bertie, lad!" he cried. "What
ve doin' ud my tree, eh?"
Bertie was pale and quivering "with
fright; but he had not altogether lost his
presence of mind. c
"P-Please, sir," he shivered, "that great, 1
big dog down there," pointing to the g
well-preserved Pongo, "he chased me, r
he did, all over yonder medder, an,?an' I t
'ad to climb this tree to get out of his way!" e
To Core a Cold io One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund money if it fails to
cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on t
each box 25c. I
New Bridge Boad.
The road across over the Edisto river e
at the new bridge, which goes to Orangeburg,
is now one of the very best highways
in this section. Some time ago the Bam- t,
berg county and town chain gang put this i
road in fine fix from the river to town.
Since that time it has been worked on the d
Orangeburg side, and now one can drive
through the swamp witnout the hsk or e
breaking their vehicle. You can now go ^
in a trot from Bamberg clear across the
river for miles, as all the sand beds have y
been clayed, it is a good hard road, and jj
there are no rough places in it. There is
only one piece of road that is likely to tl
give trouble. This is just across the t(
swamp, where a lot of clay has been
thrown up for some distance. This place
will cut up badly in wet weather unless
some sand is put there. a
To Move Back. r<
Capt. W. A. Riley and family, who
left here two years ago, and have been
living in Hampton county since that time, C
will move back to Bamberg this week, s<
and will occupy their residence here, J a:
now occupied by Dr. H. F. Hoover. Their J o
many friends will be delighted to again ii
have them as residents of Bamberg. i E
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tews Items Gathered All Around
the County and Elsewhere.
Hartzog Happenings.
Hartzog, December 1.?Everybody
round here has about finished grinding
Mr. C. F. Rentz, of Oak Grove, spent
ist week at Mr. D. N. Rhoad's.
Miss Marie Folk spent several days last
reek with relatives at Clear Pond.
Miss Ollie Rhode, who is attending the
Carlisle Fitting School, spent several days
t home last week. She was accomDanied
iy Misses Annie Yarn and Elise Rentz.
Mr. C. A. Walker, who has been with
Ir. J. M. Bishop near Ehrhardt, for some
ime, returned home last week.
Mr. Arthur Hightower, of Blackville,
pent Sunday at Mr. J. L. Herndon's.
Mrs. Docia Edwards and little daughers,
Clarie and Annie May, of Branchille,
spent several days last week at Mr.
'. G. Rentz's.
The young folks were somewhat reainded
of Xmas the latter part of last
reek, as there was a sociable at Mr. 0.
r. Rhode's Friday night, and one at Mr.
). B. Rhode's on Saturday night.
Mr. Fred Steedly agent Saturday and
Sunday at Well's.
Kearse Gleanings. . .
Tha oyster supper given for the benefit
f White Point Sunday-school, at Mr. G.
). Kearse's residence Thanksgivingnight,
ras a fine success. Though tne night was
lttercoia, quite a nice crowd irom turner
ame and helped us out, which was very
luch appreciated. Mr. Harry Kearse
nd Miss Lizzie Best were the fortunate
ontestants in the walk. The cake was
iresented to them by Mr J. S. Breeland
rith a very appropriate oration. Another
eature of the evening was the pumpkin
ortune teller. The old man seemed to
eveal much of the future to the young
oiks. Still another amusement was the
iost office, from which letters were sold.
Our jovial Sunday-school superintendnt
bought one for a dime and it turned
ut to be a dun for 25 cents on an "old
aller mule."
Mr. Eddie Kearse went to Bamberg
ast Friday.
Mr. John Breeland, who was very ill a
ew weeks ago, but was improving had a
elapse on "W ednesday, and is now quite
Mr. Ernest Ritter, accompanied by one
if his friends, Mr. Jones, (both of the
fitting School) spent Thanksgiving at
Jr. Henry Hitter's.
Miss Williams, of Govan, visited this
ection last week.
Mr. J. J. Kearse and little daughter
pent Saturday at the Court House.
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Dexxcabk, December 2.?Mrs. J. T.
duller returned last week from an extendd
visit to her relatives in Kentucky.
Miss Janie P. Fleniken attended the
redding of Miss "Willie Southard, of
'onesville, S. C., November 25th.
Mr. J. S. J. Faust has moved back intd
lis house in East Denmark, and Mr. S. P.
f. Garris has moved into the Matthews
ottage, vacated by Mr. Faust.
Mr. J. B. McNeely has moved in R. C.
lardwick's cottage on the corner of Paluetto
Avenue and Fourth street.
Miss Julia Zom visited in Bamberg
ast week.
Mr. H. C. Rice's many friends are glad
o see him out, after being indisposed for
everal days. *
Mr. Henry Busch, of Aiken, was in our
own last wppt
Misses Inez Zorn and Cecile Walker
vent down to Bamberg last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Hardwick visited the
atter's tfarents in Blackville Sunday.
R. C. Hardwick, Esq., was in Bamberg
Tuesday, on professional business.
Mr. A. W. Knight, the editor of The
Herald, was in town Monday.
Blackville Briefs.
Blackville, November 29.?The mer,'hants
here, realizing the importance of
:teping up with the rush of the age,<o>
ranized themselves last night into a busiless
league. Committees were appointed
o look into good roads, freight and new
mterprises. The idea is to try and erect
. cotton mill here. A good proposition
tas been made the town if a little local
uoney can be raised and every effort will
>e made to secure the money. Mr. H. W.
Iriggs was elected chairman and Prof.
V. B. West secretary.
Prof. W. B. West is getting up a play
ntitled, "The Fishman's Luck," for the
enefit of his school library.
A number -will go from here next week
o the State Baptist association in Sinner.
Mr. Forest Gyles will leave in a few
ays for the Atlanta Dental college.
Rev. Mr. Chiles of Nashville has acceptd
the call to the Baptist church here and
rill commence his work promptly.
Miss Eula Lee Izlar, of Ocalaj Fla., is
isiting friends here.
Mrs. C. S. Buist and children are visitig
for several weeks in Florida,
nmmtv Snnervisor Barker is putting
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ie roads leading into Blackville in a bet?r
condition than they have ever been.
Mr. Q. F. Still has bought the large reslence
formely owned by J. D. Stroble
nd will move'in on the 1st of January.
Dr. and Mrs. D. K. Briggs will leave in
few days for several weeks' stay with
slatives in Florida.
Take a double dose of Chamberlain's
olic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy as
3on as first indication of disease appears
nd a threatened attack may be warded
ff. Hundreds of people use the remedy
1 this way with perfect success. Sold by
iainberg Pharmacy; H. C. Rice, Denm?rk.
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Second Division Met With Bamberg
Baptist Church Last Saturday
and Sunday.
The second division of the Barnwell
Baptist Association, comprising twelve
churches, met at the Baptist church iff :
this city last Saturday morning at 11
o'clock. There were no pastors present
at the opening of the session, so the lay
brethren took charge. Capt. J. B. Hunter. vj|
was elected moderator and Dr. Geo. F?r?|S
Hair clerk. The convention was called: '^
to order by the moderator, and prayer ' ^;
was offered by Bro. Geo. H. Smoafc^j!
Churches reDorted reDresentatives as" ^
Bamberg?Geo. F. Hair, M. J. Black, Jgj
Geo. H. Smoak, C. B. Free, E. M. Cox^gB
Bethesda?W. T. Beard.
Ghent's Branch?J. C. Zorn, J. C. Gi&- j||?
son, Henry Abstance.
Springtown?J. C. McMillan.
Hunter's Chapel?J. G. Rentz, D.
Hunter, J. B. Hunter.
Spring Branch?A. R. Bessinger. *
Double Pond?J. A. Hartzog, J. B.
Colston?J. B. All. " ; 2
The following churches were not rep-^.J
resented by delegates: Denmark, Edisto,'-^ '
Midway, Olar, and Georges Creek.
Reports from all the churches showed^
them to be in a flourishing condition, and- -; .^|
doing good work.
The query. Is there necessity for better v
financial system in jour churches, w?'|
evened by Dr. J. B. Black, and discussed^
by C. B. Free, W. T. Beard and J. G. Rentz, p
me second query, rne necessity
proving the Christian conscience of our^|??
people in regard to certain popular evilfl, -^!
was opened by Geo. H. Smoak and dis- |
cussed by several members.
The third query, the feast of theTaber- > ^
nicies as compared with the celebratioa^^M
of present Thanksgiving day, was opened "J
by J. B. Hunter and discussed byfleveraljftg|
of the brethren. $ ||
It was ordered that the collection OliM
Sunday should go to the cause of Statq^
The following committee on services
was appointed: C. B. Free, J. B. Black^l
J. G. Rentz, who reported that BroiL^g ,
Geo. F. Hair and Geo. H. Smoak were;;^
to make addresses at 10 a. m. Sunday andi-4|s
Rev. J. J. Getsinger preach the mission-.^ 3
ary sermon. ' :X;
The following committee on timeand^
place of next meeting was appointed'^ ,
J. C. McMillan, W. T. Beard, D. 0. Hunter,::)
Henry Abstance, J. A. Hartzog, who re*||
ported that the next union meeting
held at Ghent's Branch on Saturdaybefore
the fifth Sunday in January.
On Sunday morning Bros. Hair aod^j :
Smoak made addresses at ten o'cloek, and\% '
at 11 o'clock Rev. J. J. Getsinger preacbV?||
ed the missionary sermon to a good 00B*?i
It is to be regretted that more of ' ;
ministers of the Association were notpre^^gl
sent, Rev. W. M. Jones, who was tojjj
have preached on Sunday, was in Virgln^M
and Rev. S. P. Hair was away attending
another union meeting. Hon. S. G'. May- 3
field was to have spoken at ten d'clock \f.?
Sunday, but was not present.
As to Congressman Croft.; 'hJe8B
Mr. A. W. Knight, Editor The BamJffl
berg Herald?Dear Sir: Sometime agriM ,
I wrote to Col. Geo. W. Croft, our conn J
gressman, and asked him to try andsecn^ean
appropriation for draining, the lower ;R?i
part of this county and thereby prevetgfff|B|
hemorrhagic fever, which causes the deaffc:||
of an appalling number of people every -?
season. In this letter I informed him of ';
the fact that the condition had been can^j||j
ed to the attention of the governor and /
had been taken up by the State board a??
health, hnt that no funds- were* availaMeSHH
for relieving the situation. Col.
ignored the letter, probably because thte';.^ ~
section did not vote for him in the last^MS
primary,'and he has done absolutely noth- .
ing for the relief of his suffering con. - JH
stituents in this section. At the same {
time it is reported by the papers that
Croft has asked for a sixty thousand dollar
appropriation for a public building
Aiken. My object in writing this is |
call the facts to the attention of the people , $5
and let them judge for themselves as to '
whether we have a congressman who is ?
representing all of the people in tho*j|J]
District or not. Respectfully,
Jno. P. Folk. j|fh
Bamberg, S. C., December 1,1903.
Christmas Holiday Bates. *
The Southern Railway will sell Christr^
mas holiday excursion tickets between.".^
all points south of the Potomac and Ohio
rivers and east of the Mississippi river,
including St. Louis, Mo., for one and one
third first class standard one way fares, ^
plus 25 qents for the ronnd trip, (minir^Jgj
mum rate 50 cents).
Tickets will be sold December 23?34* . #
25-30-31, 1903, and January 1st, 1904, %
with final limit January 4th, 1904.
They will also sell upon presentation tf*
and surrender of certificates signed by r
superintendents, principals ana presidents
of the various institutions, Decern-' :
ber 16 to 22, 1903, inclusive, with final
limit January 8th, 1804, to teachers and
students of schools and colleges. Interline
tickets will be sold at coupon sta- ,
tions only.
innlr tn n n v acrflnt. of fhe Sonthern
Railway, or Robert W. Hunt, Division
Passenger Agent, Charleston, 8. C.
Not a minute should be lost when a child
shows svmptoms of croup. Chamberlain's '-"0
Cough Remedy given as soon as the child
becomes hoarse, or even after the croupy
cough appears, will prevent the attack. It
never fails, and is pleasant and safe to .
take. For sale by Bamberg Pharmacy ..la
H. C. Rice, Denmark.

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