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' Vr; s ' **' tt'-VagaBHM Ez3 THE BAMBERG HERALD, gsg Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1903 One Dollar a Year ||| TRAGEDY IN BARNWELL. NEAR NEIGHBORS SHOOT AND KILL EACH OTHER ABOUT SOME LAND. One Used a Pistol and the Other a Shotgun. Both Prominent Citizens in the Community and Have Families. Barnwell, December 24?At Kleins, a station on the Southern nine miles from our court house, an awful tragedy was enacted last evening whec the lives of two of our best known men, Mr. J. T. Hogg and Mr. Ben Jenkins, were snuffed out. It seems that there had been bad blood between the two men because of a suit involving certain lands owned by the latter and last evening at a school entertainment at Kleins the two met, hot words were passed, when the latter drew a pistol and shot the former four times, when in turn the latter was shot with a shotgun and instantly killed, whether by the former or by others cannot now be learned. The former lived through the night but died early this morning. The details surrounding this tragedy cannot be obtained at this time. The coroner has left for the scene to hold inquest. The family of the latter have retained Hon. G. Duncan Bellinger, who has gone to Kleins to be present at the inquest. Barnwell, December 25.?The report current here yesterday mat iuz. o. *. Hogg had died from the wounds received in conflict with Mr. Jenkins the night before at Kleins is incorrect. Mr. Hogg still lives, although the physicians and surgeons in attendance entertain no hope of his recovery. Dr. Doughty, of Augusta, was wired for yesterday and last night the wounded man was taken to Augusta, where it is most earnestly hoped he may recover and be restored to his family, his friends, his county and his State. The verdict of the coroner's jury was that the deceased, Mr. Jenkins, came to his death by gunshot wounds inflicted at the hands of Mr. Hogg. Mr. Hogg made an ante-mortem statement in which he said: "We went out. I hit him first. He shot me three or four times. I got a gun. I shot him twice." This statement puts at test certain suspicions that Mr. Jenkins had been killed by one other than Mr. Hogg. The actors in this tragedy, of ages 55 and 58, are prominent in this county and had the respect and confidence of every one who knew them. Gloom hangs over the community and regrets are heard on all sides. J. T. Hogg, who was so severely wounded in a fight at Kline's school house near Barnwell, S. C., died at the city hospital yesterday morning ?t 7 o'clock. Mr. Hogg ' was shot last Wednesday and was brought to the city on Christmas. He was operated on twice in an effort to save his life. His remains were carrried to his home, near Barnwell, yesterday afternoon, at 2 o'clock for interment, Mr. Hogg made a game fight, but his wounds were so severe that he could not posssibly live.?Augusta Chronicle, Monday, December 28. FIGHT WILL BE BITTER. Those who persist in closing their ears against the continual recommendation of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, will have a long and bitter fight with their troubles, if not ended earlier by fatal termination. Read what T. R. JBeall, of Beall, Miss., says: "Last fall my wife had every symptom of consumption. She took Dr.King'sNewDiscovery after everything else had failed. Improvement came at once and four bottles entirely cured her." Guaranteed by J. B. Black, Bamberg; H. C. Rice, Denmark. Price 50c. and ?1.00. Trial bottles free. A Pertinent Question.?"We must not J.v/ ?Al,}aa man hpransp nf their Color." U10J.1 ailtuiav rnvu said the campaign orator. "Then why not give the red man a vote?" asked a man in the andience. After which there was a dense silence. ?Chicago Post. A FRIGHTENED HORSE, 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. 25c at Dr. J. B. Black's, Bamberg, and H. C. Rice's, Denmark. Miss Gladys Deacon has been repeating of late, with considerable scorn, the characterization of Chicago that an Englishman recently made for her. "Of course," said Miss Deacon, "the Englishman was wrong, but he was rather amusing. He said: "There are two classes in Chicago, the aristocrats and the common people. The common people are those who kill pigs. The aristocrats are those whose fathers killed pigs. Touch on pork anvwhere in - Ml L * ,, Chicago ana tney win urisue up. GOOD FOR CHILDREN. Pleasant to take and harmless One Minute Cough Cure gives immediate relief in cases of cough, croup and lagrippe because it does not pass immediately into the stomach, but takes effect right at the seat of the trouble. It draws out the inflammation, heals, soothes and cures permanently by enabling the lungs to contribute pure life-giving and life-sustaining oxygen to the blood and tissues. Dr. Armstrong, of Delia, Tex., prescribes it daily and says there is no better cough remedv. Sold by Dr, H. F. Hoover, Bamberg, S. C. WEDDING BELLS IN BAMBERG. Miss Ethel Folk Happily Married to Mr. Bow. man Still Last Sunday. "Were we inclined to be pessimists rather than optimists, we should look not upon Blackville's gain but upon Bamberg's loss, and this because one of our most pleasant faces has been removed from among the young social set of our town to a sister community. Christmas bells with all that accompanies such a sound, had hardly ceased to ring out the gladness of the season wnen mrougu me an eaiue ? warning, a warning to tell us that we were about to give to a neighbor a most valuable gift and that we should be not all of gladness ere the season of Christmas tide had ended. So on last Sunday evening, amid a crowd of friends and relatives, Mr. Bowman Still, of Blackville, claimed as his bride Miss Ethel Folk, of our town, and Rev. M. W. Hook, recognizing the claim of the claimant, united them as man and wife. The room being decorated in ivy and evergreens, it was a most effective scene to those present, when the chief actors in the play marched in to the tune of Mendelssohn's wedding march as rendered by Miss Annie Lou Byrd, and plighted their troth 'neath the overhanging branches. When-words of . congratulation had been spoken, the witnesses walked into the adjoining room where a very elegant supper was served. But now we hear the distant rumble of the approaching train so to the depot we turn and there the rice nearly blinds us and the old shoes which are in evidence would make one think that a shoe factory had been plundered. The train is moving ofE and with it goes our wishes for joy anci nappiness iu uie unuc auu giwiu. The bride is the eldest daughter of Hon. and Mrs. H. C. Folk, and has always been very popular with the young people of Bamberg, all of whom wish for her the very best in life. Mr. Bowman Still is the son of Mr. and Mrs. I. F. StilJ, of Blackville. He has many friends all through the State, having been a student at the South Carolina Military Academy for a number of years. Mr. Still is in business with his father, and has a bright future before him. The young couple will make their home in Blackville. We give below the names of those who were present at the ceremony, together with the gifts: > Mr. and Mrs. Henry Still?leather couch. Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Still?bedroom set. Col. and Mrs. J. F. Folk?$20.00. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Weissinger?bureau set, silver mounted. Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Weissinger?gravy ladle. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hair?coffee spoons. Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Calhoun?cream ladle. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Armstrong?cold meat fork. Mr. and Mrs. Jno. R. Bellinger-picture. Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Compton?teaspoons. Mr. and Mrs. Hutch Still?vase. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. B. Berry?$5.00. Mr. H. N. Folk?$10.00. Mr. Perry Folk?$10.00. Mrs. M. W. Hook?cake plate. Miss Llewlie Bamberg?coffee spoons. Miss Tinnie Berry?silver bread tray. Miss Lillian Bellinger?vase. Misses Kate and Jennie Felder?picture. Miss Annie Lou Byrd?rug. Miss Lucile Folk?clock. Mr. J. Henry Johnson?teaspoons. Mr. Henry S. Still?gravy ladle. Mr. J. F. "Weissinger?silver bread tray. Mr. C. W. Rentz?tripple mirror. Mr. Harry Maloney?chairs4. Mr. I. F. Still, Jr.?clock. Mr. Hal Still?cut-glass water set. TTTTnxr T\tirT\rr\TT XV ?j VULU1 iUil i. J1 i . A sure sign of approaching revolt and serious trouble in your system is nervousness, sleeplessness, stomach upsets. Electric Bitters quickly dismembers the troublesome causes. It never fails to tone the stomach, regulate kidneys and bowels, stimulate the liver, and clarify the blood. Run down systems benefit particularly and the usual attendingaches vanish under its searching and thorough effectiveness. Electric Bitters is 50c, and that is returned if it don't give satisfaction. Guaranteed by Dr. Black,Bamberg; H. C. Rice, Denmark. Discretion the Better Part. Mr. Nolan had received a long tongue lashing from Mr. Quigley, and his friends were urging on him the wisdom of vindicating his honor by a prompt use of his fists. "But he's more than me equal," said Mr. Nolan, dubiously, "and look at the size of him." "Sure, and you don't want folks to be saying Terry Nolan is a coward?" demanded a reproachful friend. "Well, I dunno," and Mr. Nolan gazed mournfully about him. "I'd rather that than to have them saying- day after tomorrow, 'How natural Terry looks!'" COUGHING SPELL CAUSED DEATH. "Harry Duckwell, aged 25 years, choked to death yesterday morning at his home, in presence of his wife and child. He contracted cold a few days ago and paid little attention to it. Yesterday morning he was seized with a fit of coughing which continued some time. His wife sent for a physician but before he arrived another coughing spell came on and Duckwell died from suffocation ."-St. Louis Globe-Demo* crat. Ballard's Horehound Syrup would have saved him. 25c, 50c, and $1.00. Dr. H. F. Hoover, Bamberg, S. C. S \ A SHOCKING ACCIDENT. 1 YOUNG GUS FOLK LOSES HIS LIFE AT THE HANDS OF A PLAYMATE. i The Young Boys Were Out Hunting, When the * Gun Was Accidentally Discharged? I * Wounded Boy Bled to Death. i A sad accident occurred a few miles r above town Monday afternoon, in which < one boy lost his life at the hands of his < play-mate. This tragedy is the result of ' a practice entirely too common: that of j allowing young boys to handle fire-arms. 1 The dfead child is a son of Mr. and Mrs. ] G. W. Folk, of the Clear Pond section. ] He is about fourteen years old. < . Mr. Folk and Mr. T. J. Crider are ! brothers-in-law, they having married sis- ] ters. Mr. Crider formerly lived in the i Clear Pond section, but had moved to Mr. i W. M. Brabham's plantation, a few miles above town. Little Gus Folk had come i up to spend the holidays with his relatives < and former play-mates, and he and Mr. ' Crider's two young sons were out hunting, i They were out in the field about threequarters of a mile from the house when the accident happened. One of the boys was on ahead and one was carrying the gun. Master Folk was behind, and seeing the little fellow start to run to catch 'up with his older brother, he playfully grabbed his coat. In some manner the gun was at once discharged, the load taking effect in young Folk's right thigh and severing the large fermal artery. The wounded boy was at once carried to the house, but died soon after reaching there, death Wing caused by the immense flow of blood from the wound. A physician was at once sent for, but the little fellow had breathed his last sometime before he arrived. The bone of the leg was not broken, but the load of shot had made a ghastly hole in the fleshy part of the thigh and tore away a considerable part of the large artery before mentioned. The boy realized that he was fatally wounded, and at once told his aunt that the other boys were not to blame for the ~~^~~fViof lia troe rpcnnnsihlp. CtLA/iUCU C, ca y lug bUUU UV ?r MW He told her that he knew he was going to die and asked that she pray for him. No inquest was held over the body. The burial will take place to-day (Wednesday) at the Lutheran church near Clear Pond. While this tragedy is sad enough from any view, still what makes it doubly so is the fact that Mr. Folk has had so much sickness and trouble this year. He was sick himself for months and his life was despaired of, and during this time two of his children died. KODOL DYSPEPSIA CURE 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: 'T 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. Legal Blanks. We have in stock and for sale the following legal blanks: Title to Real Estate. I Bond. I Mortsrasre of Real Estate. Bond for Title. Note and Mortgage. Lien on Crop and"Mortgage. Bill of Sale. Land Rent Lien. Planter's Contracts. Bench Warrant. Subpoena Ticket (for magistrates and circuit court.) Subpoena Writ. Commitment. Arrest Warrant for Witnesses. Summons for Relief. Copy Summons for Relief. Notice of Pendency of Action. Mail orders solicited which will be promptly filled. a costly"mistake. Blunders are sometimes expensive. Occasionally life itself is the price of a mistake, but you'll never be wrong if you take Dr. King s New Life Pills for dyspepsia, dizziness, headache, liver or bowel troubles. Thev are gentle yet thorough. 25c. at Dr. Black, Bamberg; H. C. Rice, Denmark. "The trouble with the average woman," said the female rights lecturer, "is lack of decision." "Yes," interrupted the male dyspeptic, who had no right to be there at all, "half of them don't know whether they want to be women or men." BILIOUS COLIC PREVENTED. Take a double dose of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and JDiarrncea ttemeay as soon as first indication of disease appears and a threatened attack may be warded off. Hundreds of people use the remedy in this way with perfect success. Sold by Bamberg Pharmacy; H. C. Rice, Denmark. Judge?Have you anything to offer to the court before sentence is passed on you"? Prisoner?No, judge, I had ten dollars, but my lawyer got it. Parson Goodleigh?"My friend. I should hate to see you in'perdition." Bill Applejack?"Then, why don't you reform, elder, before you git t'har ?" "I was afflicted with sciatica," writes Ed C. Nud, Iowaville, Sedgwick Co., Kan., "going about on crutches and suffering a deal of pain. I was induced to try Ballard's Snow Liniment, which relieved ine. I used three 50c bottles. It is the greatest liniment I ever used; have recommended it to a number of persons; all express themselves as benefitted by it. I now walk without crutches, able to perform light labor on the farm." 25c, 50c, $1.00. Dr. H. F. Hoover. Bamberg, S. C. SOCIAL NEWS NOTES. The Week With the Clubs?Doings of Bamberg's Gay Social Set. The Social Dozen met last Saturday ifternoon with Mrs. G. Frank Bamberg 'Pit", a new and very popular game, was )layed and caused the afternoon to pass iway in a decidedly pleasant manner, rhis game is most exciting, and the players in their excitement resemble the buy;rs on the stock exchange of Chicago. The delightful course of refreshments served was greatly enjoyed. The memDers of this club are Mesdames G. Frank Bamberg, H. F. Bamberg, J. C. Moye, E. W. Johnson, G. Moye Dickinson, H. J. Brabham, Jr., N. M. Salley, J. L. Eddleman, W. P. Riley, Jones Williams, E. S. Dowling, and C. R. Brabham, ^he invited guests wereMesdames E. J. Wanaamaker, J. D. O'Hearn, R. M. Hays, Miss Llewellyn Cleckley. This club will meet with Mrs. H. F. Bamberg on Thursday afternoon from three-thirty till six. The members of the Thursday Afternoon club will be the guests of the Social Dozen. * * * The next meeting of the Thursday Afternoon club will be with Miss Inez Brabham. The following young ladies are the members: Misses Elise Bamberg, Llewelie Bamberg, Margaret Eaves, Jennie Felder, Kate Felder, Pearl Counts, Inez Brabham, Addie Lou Easterlin, Adavs Hays, Leila Black, Sadie Johnson, Clio Cope, and Mayme Gee Jennings. * * * Mrs. Jones Williams entertains the young married set Friday afternoon. * * * Rev. T. J. Sandifer will entertain his young friends this (Wednesday) evening at the Mayflower Inn. * * # The young society set 01 jsamucj j; ?iu be entertained on Thursday evening bj Miss Addys Hays. * * * There was a very pleasant social gatherof the young people on Friday evening with Miss Kate Pooser. * * * On Monday evening the Misses Black were the hostesses of the young social set at their home on Railroad Avenue. CURED PARALYSIS. W. S. Bailey, P. O. True, Tex., writes: "My wife had been suffering five years witn paralysis in her arm, when I* was persuaded to use Ballard's Snow Liniment which cured her. 1 have used it for sores frostbites and skin eruptions. It does the work." 25c, 50c, $1.00. Dr. H. F. Hoover i Dots from St. Johns. St. Johns, December 28.?A very welcome rain fell here last Friday, which was needed very much. Mr. Laurie Clayton, of the Ehrhardt section, and Miss Lucile Fender, a daugh ter of Mr. Charley Fender, were happilj married Sunday morning at the home ol the bride's father in the Colston section Rev. P. E. Monroe was the officiating minister. Both bride and groom are ex ceedingly popular among a large circle ol friends who extend sincere congratula tions and good wishes. "We were glad to see so many of ou: friends out to preaching last Sunday ai Mt. Pleasant. Miss Pauline Boyd, who is teaching th< St. John's school, returned home Satur day night, the 19th, to spend the Christ mas holidays. We are glad to say that Mrs. Kat< Ehrhardt is still improving. We are sorry to hear of the deaths o Mr. Eddie Hiers and his little brother Both died on Christmas day and wer< buried at Mt. Pleasant on Saturday. We are sorry to hear of the illness o: Miss Florrie Fender, but we hope shi will soon be better. Mr. and Mrs. George All paid us i pleasant visit last Monday. ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR3 A BOX is the value H. A. Tisdale, Summerton, S C. places on DeWitts Witch Hazel Salve He says: "I had piles for20years. Itriet doctors and medicines,butall failed excep: DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. It cured me.' It is a combination of healing properties of witch hazel with antiseptics and emol lients; 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 Xo Investigation. "I had had a coachman in my emploj for twenty years," said the Chicago mer chant, "when one night some prowlei entered the premises and stole sixteen oi my fancy chickens. I hadn't a doubt 0: my man's honesty, but I called him in tc ask if he suspected any one. He seemec ill at ease and answered with reluctance and I finally said: "George, if you can find out who stole the chickens I'll give you a bill." "Couldn't possibly do it, sab," he curtlj replied. "But what do you mean ? Do you mear that you haven't time'?" "Xo, sah, I mean dat I'm no hand to gii my brudder-in-law away." THE LOXE STAR STATE. Down in Texas at Yoakum, is a big dry goods firm of which J. M. Haller is the head. Mr. Haller on one of his trips rr/inrlc caiH tn a friprtii in thf jUiia\j iyj uuj j^wu^ ouiu v ? palace car, "Here, take one of these Little Early Risers upon retiring and will be up early in the morning feeling good." For the "dark brown" taste, headache and that logy feeling DeWitt's Little Early Risers are best pills to use. Sold by Dr. Hoover. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS. SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Aronnd the County and Elsewhere. Branchrille BreYities. Bp.anchyille, December 23.?Last Monday evening Miss Ethel Pearlstine entertained the Chocolate club at her home. The evening was delightfully spent and all members seemed to have enjoyed themselves immensely. Refreshments were served, games were played on/1 tTion the "nHvprtiapmpnt: crnPSSinC contest" was indulged in. Mr. Lee Connor and Miss Lucille Wright won the first prizes, while Mr. Charles Patrick and Miss Lilla Reedish won the boobyprizes. The next meeting will be held at the home of the Misses Groves. Exercises were suspended in the graded school Wednesday for the holidays and work will be resumed on the fourth of January. Wednesday night the pupils of the different classes, with the assistance of the corps of teachers, delivered songs, speeches, essays, etc., appropriate to Xmas. The parents and friends showed their appreciation of the diligent task by filling the hall with their presence. The school is under excellent mauagement, i and the people of the town, in general, hope to see it continue to thrive. Several fights and accidental explosions occurred in our vicinity during the week. ! Some resulted seriously by the careless use of fire-arms. Two of the boys had a fight in front of the drug store. Result: 1 One ear slightly torn off and bruises about < the hands. These two gentlemen will have to face the new town council and tell their sides of the story. Messrs. ^ Euclin Fairey and Johnnie Byrd accidentally allowed their pistols to discharge in their thighs. Lee Downing, colored, from near Farrell's Store, came intoto wn Satur' day with one hand completely off. His > gun exploded and parts vanished in all directions, together with his left hand. The forearm had to be amputated above : the wrist joint. No more accidents have ' as yet been reported, save the boys of the town "demolished" Main street Thursday and Friday night, and luckily no one : was seriously injured, i Our merchants seem to be well satisfied ( with the Xmas trade, in fact they say it was better than they expected, consideri iag the short crops. It is up to the people . to plow over and begin anew. Christmas evening the young folks went on a' straw-ride to McAlhaney's church to a Xmas tree, but they arrived > there too late to see Santa Claus. Miss Lucille Wright, an attractive young - lady, of Laurens, is visiting her brother, Mr. Archie Wright. Miss Wright seems ' to be infatuated with Branchville. Our , ? ' town is always prepared to receive such ladies like her. f Dr. L. June Mann was called last week to Gratfiteville to the bedside of his sister, ? Miss Bessie. We are glad to hear that - she is improving. Cards will soon be out announcing the r marriage of Mr. Abe Pearlstine to Miss t Sadie B. Livingston, of Charleston, which happy event will undoubtedly take place 3 on January 14th. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Etchinsoa are - spending the holidays at their home. Miss Gertrude' Gambatti, an assistant - teacher in the graded school, is visiting ^ her parents in Charleston. Mr. "Willie Fairey, of Kingstree, is 2 spending the holidays here athis old home, Mr. Kivy Pearlstine, of the medical s department of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is Spending the vacation i at home. Mr. Roy M. Bruce, of the staff of The Bamberg Herald, was enjoying Christ. mas here among friends. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Wright and family, | of Pacolet, are spending the holidays with > Mrs. Susan Dukes. j Miss Belle Dukes, of Columbia Female - College, is at home for Xmas, also Mr. ' Earle Dukes, of Wofford. ' Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Baxter, of Denmark, spent several days intownlast week Mrs. W. A. Bass will give a sociable tomorrow night, and "Wednesday night Mrs. P. C. Dukes will also give one to r the young folks. K. P. J Blackvllle Budget. c Blackville, December 26.?Yesterf day's rain made a very quiet and orderly j Christmas here. There was less rowdyI ism than there has been for many years. The Blackville Dramatic club played "The Fisherman's Luck" here last night > to quite a large audience and made quite a hit. Every one seemed highly pleased. . The proceeds go to the school library. The business league here is doing good t work, claying roads. With the aid of Supervisor Barker and residents along L the public highways much is being accomplished for good roads. We hope to have a cotton mill in the near future and we must have good roads, "vr.. "F R Rinhardson. of Libertv. is ; visiting his daughter, Mrs. R. B. Fickling. i Miss Leonard Kelly is at home from i the Presbyterian college of Columbia for i the holidays. ; Mr. E. P. Core, of Norway, is visiting > his parents. Miss Abbie Hair is at home from Gaines, ville. Mr. C. R. Matthews, of Nashville, is here for a few days. Marriages and Deaths. Ehrhardt, December 28.?The homo of Mr. C. C. Fender, at Colston, was the . scene of a pretty wedding last Sunday morning, when his daughter, Lucile, and ^ Mr. Laurie Clayton were married. A ' '|j? large number of friends were present, and many handsome presents given the bride. Rev. P. E. Monroe was the officiating minister. Mr. Lockwood Brant, of Jenny, and Miss Lizzie Ayer, of this county, were ' married at Mt. Pleasant parsonage December 23,1903, Rev. P. E. Monroe officiating:. Eddie Wingard Heirs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Heirs, of Weimer, died JBB early Christmas mprning at the home of his parents. He was twenty years old the thirty-first of last October. He was & , member of the senior class of Newbeiry:S||H College. He had a high standing in his;"r||| class, and has been spoken of to theg|9 writer in the highest terms by membeis of the college faculty. On December 17th he was called home to attend the funeral |jg| of his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Fen-^fjl der. The Sunday following he took his ; l|l bed with pneumonia, and died earfo.'vijB Christmas morning. On Christmas afternoon his littte^lS brother, Leonard Jacob, died, aged threfr-jjal years. Their funeral services were hdd j at Mt. Pleasant church by Rev. P. E. J Monroe, December 26th, 1903, and the two brothers were placed in the same grave. May God, who alone can comfort, be with this bereaved family. ,'j^H Branchville News. ' Branchville, December 29.?Theiw was a Xmas tree in the Methodist church y^ Friday night. In spite of the disagree-^ oWo TxrootKor thprA tens nrrite ft crowd OUt.* -2??! and every one seemed to enjoy the occa^pi Mr. Willie Felder and Miss LeaJnlj Fanchess -were happily married last'^H Wednesday at Cattle Creek church. Miss . M Funchess is the eldest daughter of and Mrs. John Funchess, of Orangeburg county, and Mr. Felder is the eldest mb'| of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Felder, of the saqp|| county. There was a reception given r: them the same evening at the hospitable $ home of the bride's parents. Mr. andMrs. | 'M Funchess left for Nashville, Tenn., _ day night, where they will make their JS future home. We wish them mucfe|| Miss Gussie Jennings, of Orangeburgr -J county, is the guest of Miss RebeccsVjH Mr. Edgar Vara, of Spartanburg, ?**3 visiting relatives and friends here. * Mrs. Jno. Clark, of Denmark, spent Monday with Mrs. F. A. Bruce, Jr. ' Mrs. A. H. Bruce, of Bamberg, spent few days here last week with-her daugfr*||g : .ter, Mrs. Hebron Berry. Mr. Johnnie Herndon has resigned hi?? || position with Berry & Brace, and accept^; vpfl ed a position with the Southern ExprejiSgHI mr f a Hruce. Jr.. sDent Tuesday in. Charleston. Mrs. Sosan Cooner and little graBd*f|||| daughter, little Miss Agnes Hunter,- arfcp visiting relatives at Thunderbolt, Ga. ^ News from Olar. Olar, December 29.?Miss Ida Martin,'JIS of Blackville, spent the holidays in town .j with relatives and friends. Miss Mattie Matthews spent the holtdays at her home in Williston. Mr. M. M. Proveaux, of Chaires, Fla., ft is visiting relatives here. *. #?|e Mr. C. F. Scheider, of Daisy,>Ga^i?6$|? a visit to relatives andiriends here. :1 Messrs. James and George T- MbNab, of Catherwood, S. C., spent the holidays at home with their parents. Miss McNeely, of Denmark, 8pe&*j7|S several days in town last week as the >2$S guest of Miss Kellah McNab." Miss Pauline Creech, of Kline, spent ; the holidays in town as the guest of Miss:Z% Victoria Morris. A*pf Miss Kate Sadler is visiting relatives ypg and friends at and near Govan. Mr. .T. w. Blunt, of Sycamore, is' in.' 4ii$ town to-day, shaking hand's with his many ^ friends here. Christmas passed off very quietly around Jy* 1 here. Owing to the bad weather the ^J| crowd in town was very small, nothing happening to marthe pleasure of anyone. Mr. J. H. Morris, who had the misfortune to lose his dwelling near town . sometime ago by fire, has purchased the > handsome dwelling of Mrs. R. P. Guess, and will move in as soon as it is completed. Mr. E. D. Bessinger has accepted a position with Mr. C. F. Rizer, and will be glad to see and serve his many friends&gH I wish for you and your corps, Mr. Editor, a most prosperous and happy new RECTOR OFST. LUKE'S, Ashburnham, Ontario, Testifies to the Good Qualities of Chamberlain's/ jss Cough Remedy. Ashbursham, Ont., April 18,1903.?I think it only right that I should tell you - . & what wonderful effect Chamberlain's Cough Remedy produced. The day before Easter I was so distressed with a cold and / k cough that I did not think to be able to take any duties the next day, as my voice . was choked by the cough. The same day I \ ?< received an order from you for a bottle of ;^ your cough remedy. I procured a sample f bottle, and took three doses ot tne mecur*,^?; cine. To my great relief the cough and cold completely disappeared and I was .V able to preach three times on Easter day. I know this rapid cure was due to your cough remedy. I make this testimonial ^ without solicitation, being thankful to have found such a Goasent remedy. Respectfully yours, E. A. Langfeldt, M. A., Rector of St. Luke's Church." To . Chamberlain Medicine Co. 8old by Bam*- '-M berg Pharmacy; H. C. Rice, Denmark. ,.g|