People Visiting in This City and a
?Mr. H. L. Hinnant spent Sunda
* ^ t Vf V Di'nn r\t Olnr WAS il
the city Monday.
?Rev. J. R. Smith, of Ehrhardl
was in the city last Saturday.
?Miss Harridell Free has return
ed to Coker college, Hartsville,
?Mr. and Mrs. Joe Tiner returne
\ * to their home in Florence Sunday.
?Mr. Frank Riley, of Charleston
^ was in the city one day last week.
> * ?Mr. C. R. Gillam, of Cheraw
spent a few days in the city thi
?Mr. Laurie Hiers, of Bato
Rouge, La., spent a few days in th
city last week.
?.Misses Marion and Janie Fairej
of Branchville, visited Miss Jani
Griffith last week.
?Mr. George Cable, of Danville
Va., spent a few days last week in th
city with relatives.
?Mrs. J. C. Lewis, of North Angus
ta, is spending some time in the cit
with Mrs. L. P. McMillan.
> ?Miss Rebecca Rice, of Winns
boro, is spending some time in th
city with Mrs. E. H. Dowling.
?Miss Connie Johnson, of S'
George, is spending some time in th
city with Mrs. B. W. Simmons.
?Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Guilds hav
returned to the city from Cordsvilk
V where they spent the holidays.
pr~ ?Miss Alma uarier, 01 Augusu
spent a few days in the city las
week with Miss Dorothy Adams.
?Mr. John Dickson, of Bamberg
spent Friday in the City on business
Orangeburg Times and Democrat.
/ ?Rev. E. O. Watson has returne
from Horry county, where he spec
the Christmas holidays with his fan
?Mr. James Griffith and sistei
Miss Janie, have returned from
pleasure visit to Miss Lessie Garricl
^ * at Norway.'
?Mr. Tillman Zeigler left Thur:
day night for El Paso, Texas, afte
spending the holidays with relative
in the city.
?Mrs. Francis Folk left Sunda
for Turbeville, where she will spen
some time with her daughter, Mr
P. K. Rhoad.
?Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Wright sper
Sunday in Bamberg with Mr. an
Thomas Black.?Orangeburg Time
v and Democrat.
?Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Wyman an
daughter, Miss Lalla Wyman, <
Aiken, spent a few days in the cit
la^t week with relatives.
?Miss Georgie Emma Jordan ri
turned to her school near Denmar
this week after spending the hoi
rfava at home with her mother.
?Prof. John Riley, of Camber,
spent the week-end in the city wit
his sister, Mrs. Havelock Eaves.Orangeburg
Times and Democrat.
?Misses Lucile and Natalie Po
ter, of Williston, returned to the
v home Tuesday after spending son
time in the city with Mrs. L. B. Fo\
* * le:.
* i ?Misses Annie Zeigler and Ze
der Halford, of Blackville, returne
* \ to their home Friday after spendir
a few days in the city with Mrs.
?Dr. and Mrs. F. B. McCracki
left last week for Newberry, to vis
relatives. Dr. McCrackin returne
Sunday, Mrs. McCrackin remainir
a few days.
?Miss Leona Stalvey returne
Sunday night to resume her duties i
teacher of Clear Pond school, aft<
spending the holidays with relativi
at Marion, S. C.
?Prof. S. A. Merchant, of Spa
tanburg, enroute to his school
Bamberg, stopped over in the ci'
Sunday with friends?Orangebui
Times and Democrat.
Window Ledge Floral Displays.
Dark? Gloomy? Smoky?
Not a bit of it! exclaims the Cb
Look yp at the window ledges <
the skycrapers on the busiest stree
i in the loop and see there the flou
ishing miniature gardens to refu
the slander against Chicago's atmo
' More than a mile of window boxi
has been set out by banks, merca:
tile houses and other tenants of b
Duiicnngs m answer 10 tne appeal t
the down-town streets committee <
the Association of Commerce to mal
Chicago a beautiful city.
Members of the committee ha^
just finished a canvass and repo
4 that more than 80 leading firms ha^
window ledge floral displays, and ii
crease of 300 per cent over last year
showing. In addition to those in tl
loop there are scores of windo
boxes in the business districts on tl
south, west and north sides, whe:
keen neighborhood rivalry is helpir
FRAXCK IX THK WAR.
t Politics Played a Part Until the Invasion
Fused Whole Country.
All over Paris one stiil sees the
now pathetic picture of France rescuing
Alsace, says Collier's Weekly.
1 Lieut France, mid smoke and shell,
now embraces beautiful Miss Alsace,
:, while gallant soldiers tear down the
boundary post of the frontier. This
. allegorical picture haunts every news
stand with its ironic promise. For,
^ alas! that rescue, so long, so ardently
hoped for. has ror the moment
failed. Mulhouse has been entered
l' ?and evacuated; it has been recaptured
and again deserted. So, in the
Place de la Concorde, the statue of
s Strasbourg, this August, has been al
ternately bedecked with flowers and
n crape. Back, back, back our little
e pin flags crept over the map?over
the Vosges, scurrying into France.
7, J Again Paris demanded: "What the
e devil is wrong now?" Only one paper
was bold enough to explain. It
i was the 15th army corps that was
e rotten this time. And nex; day,
Lord! how the fishwives and vegetable
women in the great market of
Paris, les Halles, were screaming
from one to another: "Ah. those
cowardly Marseillaise! The Marseillaise
never were Frenchmen, and neve
er will be! Shot in the back!"
Furious were the military censors
that morning, for never before had
e t^e name of a regiment or division
been mentioned. 'The indiscreet pae
per was sharply rebuked and the
i, corps from Provence was w hitewashed?praised
for their bravery the day
. .afterward, for holding their own af
;t ter having been "surprised."
Surprised, yes, that was it, surr
prised so much that they turned tail
" and ran for ten miles, as all Paris
knows today. Why weren't the first
of these panic-stricken troops shot
down in their tracks by their own
officers before they had stampeded
an army? Only the captains and
majors know and they will never tell
r* What is the answer? Politics, French
a politics?the only thing France has
l' to fear in this war. The military
clique?every man helping his friend
5- and every one helping himself. Roy!r
alist against Republican, clerica
:s against Socialist. Above all, favoritism?a
strongly intrenched bureauv
cracy which, until almost too late
d not even France's desperate neec
s. could overthrow.
Messimy, the pacific, the blunder
it er, was retired with the rest of th<
d cabinet. Retired? He was fairly
?s kicked out; for, of all that ministry
he was the tmly one who was noi
d thanked for his services. Milleranc
became minister of war and Joffn
:v general in chief. Michel, the blun
derer, who has been demoted rron
general in chief to military gover
k nor of Paris, and from that stil
. lower, handed over the city to Gal
leni. Oh. there was a great scurry
ing to and fro of generals in Pari*
that week! You saw their splendit
-h uniforms in taxicabs here, there anc
? everywhere. Pau came up from th<
south, Joffre came down from thi
r_ north; the English came, and Gen
jr French entered Paris, cheered lik*
ie a victor.
v_ After that there was a popular ac
ceptance of Joffre's Fabian policy
and Paris was satisfied. We knev
now, he was trying to gain time. Fo
!(* us the stone-wall defencte, while Rus
lg sia drove the steam roller at the at
tack. A change now came into thi
tenor of the official communication
in also. No more figures of speech, n<
it talk about the "Barzares," no mor:
;d Gallic "haut-le-coeur" and flamboy
ig ant chauvin-jingoism. The genera
staff confined itself to a statement o
the geographical positions of the en
emy. Now we couia at last sue*. u
;r our pin flags on the map with som<
ss accuracy, though the situations wen
doubtless a week or so behind thi
n Bombast and braggadocio still wer
t the official communiques of the wa
rg office. There came a day soon, however,
when the best they could sa:
was that there was not a Germai
soldier on French soil. Then, pres
to! the Uhlans were over the border
and refugees from Brittainy wer
flying southward. German cavalr;
was carrying terror all over the coun
trvside, at Lisle, at Cambral, at Dou
t ai, and south, still further and fur
r_ ther 6outh. The flying squadron
te were dispersed or destroyed by tin
territorials, but there were alway
more Uhlans, more and more, til
^ before we could believe it, mon Dieu
Q_ it was the bulk and mass of the Ger
. man army that had swept over th<
)v border. It was invasion! Then Pa
' ris awoke and rubbed its eyes.
Now Paris is used to revolutions
Ta 1?~ oil clianot nni
1 I Ildb lid U LI 10 111 VS.L an gnufvw
sizes and colors?republican, royal
r ist, army farces and communist 11
dead earnest, but never a revolutioi
-"6 . .
before such as the patriotic uprisinj
which fused all France into one com
pact, determined mass, cast politic
into the rubbish heap,?how long wil
it stav there??and created a nev
non-partisan ministrv upon the basi:
re ? .
of efficiency alone.
New Box Paper at Herald Book Store
GOVEKXOIt ADDS 55 TO LIST.
Blease (irants Pardons, Paroles and
Columbia, Dec. 30.?Fifty-five
more convicts in the penitentiary and
scattered on chain gangs throughout
the State were recipients of clemency
from the hands of the governor
late this afternoon, bringing the total
number of cases in which the governor
has exercised the pardoning
and paroling power up to 1,54 4 since
he has been in office.
The list tonight was made up of
29 manslayers, four for violation of
the dispensary law, two for breach of
trust, four for larceny, three for assault
and battery and riot, three for
assault and battery, four for highway
robbery, three for criminal assault,
one for carbreaking, two for
resisting an officer.^ There are still
149 State convicts in the penitentiary,
on State farms and chain gangs.
The three white men convicted of
having attempted to storm the jail in
i Spartanburg when Sheriff J. W.
White held at bay a mob which tried
to lynch a negro, were all pardoned.
' The three were convicted in Spartanburg
last November and sentenced to
! three years on the chain gang by
Judge Moore. They are Horace
Finch. Robert Wilson and W. R.
; Included in the list was one Greek.
Augustus Corosus. of Abbeville, who
was serving a ten-months' sentence
for larceny. He was paroled during
s good behavior.
John Massirigale. of Pickens coun
tv, who was serving a term for man
slaughter, was paroled on condition
that he leave the State by January 5
and never return.
' j Turns Out :54 More Convicts.
'! Columbia. Jan. 2;?Seventy more
' Convicts in the penitentiary and scatl;;tered
on chain gangs throughout the!
'! State were receipients of clemency I
' from the \Jiands of the governor to-.'
' day. The pardon and parole papers
11 were sent to the office of the secretary
'| of State this afternoon and the eoni
victs were turned loose tonight. This
' brings the total number of cases in
"j which the governor has exercised
' (clemency up to 1,614. Of the num"iber
this afternoon 16 were full par"
dons, IS paroles and 36 commuta':
tions of sentences,
i Among those turned loose is included
Howard and Xoland, celebrat*
ed yeggmen, who were serving terms
* j of ten years each in the penitentiary
r!on the charge of housebreaking and
> I larceny, having been sent up from
t i Spartanburg county in 1907. Before
11 being tried in the State courts they
iserved a term in the Atlanta federal
" prison for blowing a postoffice safe
1J at Enoree, in Spartanburg countj*.
": They were paroled on the condition,
11 that they be turned over to the
"j United States authorities, who are
" | said to want them for charges of
5j blowing postoffice safes.
* Another noted case in the list is
*! that of George W. Tidwell, who was
3! convicted of manslaughter last spring
3i in Greenville, having slain R. Emmet
j Walker, and'sentenced to twelve
3 < years in the State penitentiary. He
I got his sentence reduced to "seven
"(years. The appeal in this case was
?j argued before the State supreme
r! court a few days ago.
ri The May boys, from Union, sent up
"jfor life on a conviction of murder,
"! received reduction in sentence, Clyde
5 j May getting his sentence cut down
s j to two years and John May to ten
186 Prisoners Remain.
f Columbia, Jan. 3.?There are exactly
125 prisoners left in the State
1 penitentiary as a result of the use by
the governor of the pardoning and
paroling power. Eleven of the batch
e turned loose yesterday were in the
penitentiary and these were released
this morning, leaving 125 prisoners
in the penitentiary yard. In addition
there are 26 penitentiary prisonv.
ers on the State farm, known as the
' DeSassaure farm. 31 on the other
State farm, known as the Reed farm,
, and four penitentiary convicts on
g chain gangs, making a total of 186
y penitentiary prisoners left. There
are 153 negro boys in the reformatory
in Lexington county, and, of
course, there are prisoners on chain
gangs in every county. Since assumg
ing office in 1911 the governor has
s exercised clemency in 1,615 cases.
I The two yeggmen, Noland and
_ Howard, who were paroled from a
e ten-year sentence, having been sent
up from Spartanburg in 1907, were
immediately rearrested. Thomas Xo.
land, alias "Chicago Xoland," alias
j "Detroit Xebbs." was arrested as he
. received his parole papers on a State
1 warrant for a crime alleged to have
j been committed at Fort Mill, in York
, county. He was placed in the Richland
county jail to await transportas
j The other yegg, Charles Howard,
v alias "Texas Dutch," was taken in
s charge by United States Deputy Marshal
William Cooper and carried be.fore
United States Commissioner R.
. Beverley Sloan. He is wanted for
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I'llAISK FOItCES IX MESSAGE.
Kaiser Urges Forces to "New l)ee<]
Berlin, Jan. 1.?Emperor Willian
in a new year's message to the arm
and navy, asks them to face the ne
year unflinchingly and to look fo:
ward to new deeds and new victorh
for the beloved fatherland. The me
"After five long months of hea\
and hot fighting we enter the ne
"Brilliant victories have been gaii
ed and great successes achieved t
the German army almost everywhei
on the territory of the enemy, whi
repeated attempts of our opponen
to swarm on German territory hai
"My ships have covered themselv<
with glory on every sea and ti
crews have proved not only that >h(
know how to fight victoriously, bi
to die like heroes when overwhelme
by superior forces.
"Behind the army and the navy tl
entire nation stands in unexamph
harmony, prepared to sacrifice i
heart's blood for the sacred donu;st
hearth which we are defer dir
against outrageous invasion. Mu?
has come to pass in the old year, bi
the enemies are still firmly kept lo1
Always fresh hordes are rolling i
against our army and the a^my i
our faithful allies, but their numbe
do not frighten us. Although tl
times may be serious and t'n? ta:
before us a heavy one we lo' k fo
ward into the future with tht drme
i "Next to God's wise guid ace,
trust to the matchless bravery of tl
army and navy, and know myself
be as one with the entire German n
tion. Therefore let us face the
j year unflinchingly, looking forwa
j to new deeds and new victories f
i our beloved fatherland.
| WAIi WILL END DIKING I-T,"
I French President So Predicts to Fc
eign Diplomats, New Year's CrPars
Paris, Jan. 1.?Prediction th
1915 would see the end of the w
was made by President Poincare
an address today to foreign dipl
mats, who went to the Palace o;! t
Elysee to present new year's co
"I do not doubt that next year
this traditional reception, we shj
celebrate establishment of a bene
cent peace," said the president.
The British ambassador, Sir Fra
cis Bertie, as aean or rne uipiumai
corps, presented the congratulatio
of his colleagues and himself. In !
address Sir Francis remarked th
the diplomats present compris
"representatives of the nations figl
' ing at the side of France and oth
nations whereon neutrality impos
special duties in this grave crisis."
American Ambassador Sharp w
among those present. He was acco;
panied by three former miriste
who are aiding him in the arduo
tasks of-the embassy during the w
?John W. Garrett, H. Percn
Dodge and John G. Coolidge. Fo
of the American embassy, Robe.-t 1
Bliss, Arthur U. Frazier, Arthur C
and Louis A. Sussdorf, Jr., and Mij
Spencer Cosby, the military attacl
and Lieut. Com. Wm. F. Brickar, t
naval attache, also attended.
President Poincare exchanged N<
Year's greetings by telegraph wi
Gen. Joffre, the kings of Great B
tain and Belgium and Servia and e
peror of Russia. .
According to the government si
tistics, the natives of Alaska a
about 26,000 in number and they a
spread over more than 350,000 of t
590,000 square miles of the territo
says the Christian Herald. Thi
small settlements extend along 1
000 miles of coast and on both sic
of the Yukon River and its tributi
ies, for a distance of more 'than
500 miles. One of the supervisi
districts contains a full 100,0
square miles, the others average mc
than 65,000 square miles each,
the natives of Alaska, approxima
ly 11,000 belong to six tribes of 1
dians in Southeastern and Southe
Alaska, and in the valley of the "X
kon. About 11,000 are Eskimos
the western and northwestern coas
along the Bering Sea, the Beri
Straits and the Arctic Ocean. Son
thing more than 3,000 are Aleuts a
mixed races through the Aleuti
robbing a postoffice at Prosperity
May 5, 1902. He was committed
the city jail in default of bond
$5,000, and will be given a prelin
nary before Commissioner Sloan
Charles O'Day, with a list of alu
es, another one of the yeggmen w
I ~ K., fV,q onvorrnr thft fi]
w <x& pai uicu uj 1,11^ ev> v ?
of the week, will be given a prelin
nary before United States Comm
sioner Sloan tomorrow. He is he
in jail in default of a $3,000 bor
to answer to the charge of crackii
a postoffice safe at Gordonsvil
1 I ! Mr l
J I Do you practice what
or I you preach, or do you
? advise your customers
to order that which you I
' do not handle from the
mail order houses? 1
Ilf you do not, why |
don't you buy your day ;1
*?ii ? |
books, ledgers, journals,
"n cash books, etc., at home . f
? and do as you think I
others should do? , I
We have almost any |
* kind of blank book you , 1
!!; may want, and we will
sell them just as cheap /
J as you can order them 1
11 from the mail order - |
h' I ' 1
* If you are going to 1
J need a blank book of f
anv kind this fall we
ask that you give us a '5|
T* i chance to furnish it. If
J; we haven't what you ; 1
t want we will get it for i
les 1 . - ? 1 \ ' i
you mighty quick. |
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