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V OL.XIII. KINGSTREE, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSD AY, APRIL 15, 1897. NO. 8.
B OF Ml UK
A COLUMN OF NEWS PICKED
UP AROUND TOWN
And Put Into Short Paragraphs
For Quick Reading By
Hiss Luia Shaw, of Cades, visited
(he Misses Nelson, of Kings tree
Mr. i'eter G. Goordin spent a
few days with relatives at St.
Stephens this week.
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Air. JU. r. newer reiunin iruiu
Georgetown, where he has been
selling horses, last Saturday.
Court will convene hereon the
thud Monday in May, wi'h Judge
D. A. Townseod on the bench.
The annual examination of applicants
for teachers'' certificates
will be held tomorrow and Saturday.
Mies Lixaie Wallace a beautiful
and charming young lady of Atlanta,
Ga., is spending some time
with relatives in town.
Messrs. Will Dunlop and Lucius
Montgomery made a trip to
Saltere last Saturday afternoou,
returning Sunday morning.
Fanners have taken advantage
of the recent fair weather and
? hgve caught ap with quite a lot
of the work on too arms waicn
the rain caused to he delayed.
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Mr. H. A. Graham, our clever
young depot agent, informs us
that opto the present time nearly
three times as much fertilizers
have been received at this point
for this season as was received during
the entire season last year.
Mr. Lide Tallavait has been
"playing the devil" ia the County
Record office for the past week.
Mr. Tallavast says that he expects
to be an expert printer in few
weeks, and hopes to be able to
"doable discount"' Mr. Brown,
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our loremao, in jvyeveiuog w
fure the end dt th$chdol term.
Mr. J. S. Jopfing, a tobacco
drummer entertained a small
crowd at the Coletiati Hotel last
Monday night by performing a
series of slight-of-iaud tricks with
coins, cards, etc. Mr Jopligg is a
fine performer, aid it fat superior
to many men fbo gain ^llvelihood
by their "magic" w(gks.
Mr. W. H. Edwards has gene to
Timmonsviile to take charge of
the mechanidai department of the
1 * Timmonsviile enterprise, edited
by Mr. J. W. Bigsdale. Mr. Ed
wards was'for juite a long time
connected with the County Record
. and is a young nan of much tab
eot and ability. He will be quite
an addition t? the Enterprise
Mr. R. R. Stitts caught a very
large gar-fish with a net in Black?
river last Monday night. The
net was stretcled across the stream
just below tie bridge, at a bend
called "rock hole." The fish was
a monster, txing over four feet in
leqgth and weighing over twenty
pounds. It was on exhibition at
the Dispensiry Tuesday.
A gentlenan from Lake City
told us last Monday that over one
hundred crites of strawberries had
been ship/ed from that place
this year. What is the matter
with the people around here, to
v allow our neighbors to be so far
ahead of us? Ihere must be
money to be made from
raising s;rawberries for ship
ment, or fee Lake Citians would
not go into the business.
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Mr. J. P. Nelson spent Sunday
There are still several cases of
measels in Kingstree.
Mr. G. W. Arms made a trip to
Ashley Junction last Monday.
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Messrs. hi. (i. ASKins ana ixjuis
Gilland spent three days in Lake
City last week.
Mr. Julian Jacobs went down
to Georgetown Monday to visit
for a few days.
The banks of the river near
Thome's mill seems to be quite
an alter noon resort for the young
The Rev. W. D. Moorer went
down to Charleston last Monday,
and from there to Walterboro, but
is expected to return to-day.
Mr, Peter Gourdin has been
confined to his room by illness
for several days, but, we are glad
to annouuce, is now able to be
From nearly every section of
the county there comes the report
that more fertilizers ars being
used this year than last. We
trust this means larger crops.
Traffic manager Bouie, of the
Georgetown and Western railroad,
accompained by his family
came up last Fnday and stayed
until Monday visiting the family
of Mr. Louis Jacobs.
Dr. H. L Baker, of Rome, was
in town Sunday afternoon and
Monday. Dr. Baker expected to
meet his father, Rev. W* B. Baker, ]
here, but was disappointed as
the latter gentleman got off the
train at Lake City.
Mr. Walter Steele is now ticket
and baggage agent for the Atlantic
Coast Line at Kocky Mount,
N. C. Mr. Steele is an old Kings' ,
boy, and has many friends here, (
all of whom will be glad to learn <
that he is so pleasantly situated. |
While quite a number of youog 1
people were frolicing out on the 1
logs near the river bridge a few 1
days ago, a little girl slipped and
fell down between two of the timbers
into the water, but was immediately
rescued and taken back
to the land by Mr. Charles J. .
L?sesne, wbo fortunately, was
near her at the time.
Joe Flemming, the colored tnau
who was committed to jail about
a month ago charged with rob- 1
bing dispenser Stutts, will be 1
given a preliminary hearing before
Magistrate Brown to-day.
Magistrate Matthews being disqualified
by reason of being Mr. i
Stutts' father-in law, Mr. Brown
was called uppn to conduct the 1
preliminary.* There is somdtalk
as tj why the negro has been kept
in jail for so long a time without
a preliminary trial, but we are
not familiar with the with the details
of the case, and can make no
comment on the matter whatever.
The greater portion of our new
job printing outfit has arrived,
and we are now prepared to execute
all kinds of printing on very
short notice. There is now no
excuse for one to send to Charleston
or elsewhere to have printing
done, as it can be done in this office,
right here in Kingstree, just
as well, and a great deal quioker.
Of course, it Will not cost any
more to have work done here than
it costs anywhere else, for we can
and will do it just as cheap as any
reputable printing house in the
State. Give us a 'trial order, and
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IN THE SOUTH IS iN WILLIAMSBURG
The Tree Belongs to the Rev.
Henry Haddock, of
Perhaps the largest pear tree
in the south is in Williamsburg
county. Mr. J. T. Brown, who
travels for a Waycross, Ga., nursery,
and who has traveled in
ooorw cnnthern Slalo and who has
made a lifelong study of fruit trees,
says that the largest pear tree he
has ever seen is one on liev. Henry ,
Haddock's place, in the Indiantown
neighborhood. Mr. Brown
was in that section last week, and, <
hearing of the tree, went t o Mr.
Haddock's and requested' hat gen
tleman to show it to him. Mr. j
Haddock and Mr. Brown proceed* <
ed to the tree, and Mr. Brown 1
asked for a rope to measure it, I
saying that it was undoubtedly I
the largsst pear tree in existence. I
The tree was measured by the two <
gentlemen, and it was found to be <
six and one-half feet in circumfer- J
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0006) ana nioHBureu ivttjr u?o
feet across the branches. The ]
height was estimated at forty feat, t
Mr. Haddock has gathered as i
much as sixty bushels of matured <
fruit from the tree in one year, i
besides that picked before the end (
of the season. Several of Mr. (
Haddock's neighbors say that
there is no doubt that the tree has
borne seventy-five bushels of fruit t
in a single season. s
The most remarkable thing j
about the tree is that it has never
"blighted;" that is, the branches *
have never died and decayed back j
to the tronk of the tree. Mr.
Brown, who is well-up upon such
matters, and wbo may be quo! ed
as reliable authority, says that c
the fact of the tree having never j
"blighted" is the most wonderful j
thing connected with it, as he, in ,
all his career as a fruit tree sales- ,
man, has never before seen a pear
tree that had not suffered in this
Who can beat this in the way of
a pear tree.
All the lates styles in job printing
can now be done in The Couny
Record office. ^
Kingstree is no noubt the only
county seat in South Carolina
tbat has no lock boxes in the postoffice.
What is the reason ot this ?
Have our business men ,ever requested
the government to give
us lock boxes? It wohld be a
great accomodation and conven
ience to both the patrons of the
office and the postmaster.
Lodge Notice. 1
The neLit regular communication
of Lake City Lodge, No. 193,
A. F. M. will be holden Saturday 1
afternoon, April 24, 1897, at 4
E. T. Moody, W. M. i
W. Fbanois Kennedy, Sec. i
Next Sunday will be Easter, so <
lookout for new hats and dresses, j
An Illinois farmer has discover* j
ed that seed corn soaked in coal j
oil renders the growing corn proof
against the chinch bug. The seed
for five acres were soaked in coal .
oil, and that for forty acres was t
not. The chinch bugs ate up the ,
corn in the forty acre field, but |
never touched that on the five j
The County Record, $1 a year. 1
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Of Interest to Farmers.
We have been requested to call
the attention of the farmers to the
notice of Presideut Craighead, of
Clemson College, calling for cor
respoudencs looking to the establishment
of farmers' institutes,
which war published in last week's
County Record, and to urge the
establishment of such an institute
in this county. These institutes
cost the farmers; not one cent, aiiid
are very instructive and beneficial.
The professors of Clemson College
attend the meetings and address
the members -upon various subjects.
Every county in the State is
entitled to at. least, nne. and if we
do not secure it at Kingstree, there
is no doubt tha:; some other town
in Williamsburg county will organize
one. As. above stated, the
organization does not cost the
farmers a cent, Clemson College
hearing all the expenses. All
that is necessary in order to establish
a farmers institute is to request
Mr. Craighead to come and
oganize one, e nd it will be done.
Let our farmers be "up and doing"
oefore some oif our more enterprising
neighbors send ia a peti
ion and secure the prize. Get up
i petition ana nave several larmsrs
or others to sign it and i'orvard
the same to President ?. B.
Jraighead, Olemson College, 8.
J.j and be will arrange the dates.
Smoke "Pride of Darlington"
obacco. grown in South Carolina
indmanufactured in Darlington,
for sale by W. G. El well, Manager.
Ex-Presideht Harrison's Success
as an Author.
Ex-President Harrison will con
tlude his series of papers on life
n the White House in the May
Ladies Home Journal, and take
i respite from his literary labors
vhich have so profitably and congenially
occupied him for more
ban a year. General Harrison is
he first President ?to show the
public through the White House,
'upstairs, downstairs,'' etc., and
to detail the President's daily
routine, and social and domestic
phases of life in the Executive
Mansion. He is also the first
Uhief Magistrate to crystallize his
knowledge and the experience
gained as Chief Executive in a
series of lucn, instructive and interesting
magazine articles on the
functions of our government, sueh
is were ''This Country of Outs"
T|ie. postofBce now opens at
night, shortly after the arrival of
the last mail train from Charleson.
Old papers for sale at this ofice.
A lady asks us whether etiquette
requires one knock at the door of
id editor. We hasteo to reply,
[f you are coming to pay your
subscription or bring in a nice
jucyitemof news, don't stop to
knock, just walk right in as if you
iwned the place. On the other
band, if you are out on a collect
ing tour, you should make the
fact known through the window,
and then knock at the door until
the editor opens it. You may
sink down front exhaustion before
he doe? so, but you will be adhering
to printing office etiquette,
and that is bound to please the
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WE ISSUE AN EIGHT-PAGE PAPER
[The Enlargement is A Permanent Improvement. The
to be the Same.
In accordance will) the announcement
previously made, we
issue an eight-page paper this
week, Heretofore our subscribers
have been receiving only four
pages of matter, two of which
were devoted entirely to State
and general news, and two to town
and county matters. This week,
however, and in the future eight
pages will be issued, four of
which will be devoted exclusively
to town and county matters. Of
course this will give two pages
more than usual devoted to State
news and miscellaneous matters
all of which will be very carefully
selected, and which we hope our
readers will appreciate.
The Count? Record is now the
largest newspaper ever published
in Williamsburg county, and is
also the cheapest considering the
fact that there is about twice as
much value received now as heretofore.
It is our intention to make this
nanof AnAflf thft liPst COUntV Da- i
pers in the State, and to this end j
we will bend every effort. We i
hope to soon have correspondents j
from ever postoffice lu the coun- ]
tv, and we will then be prepared
to give all the news of Williamsburg.
We have already suceeded
in securing correspondents at
several points, but wish to get
others from other places,
Remember, the subscription of .
the County Record will remain (
the same, one dollar a year in ,
advante. Think of it! 48 col. ,
umns of reading matter each ,
week for 52 weeks, or 2,496 col- <
umns in all, for only one dollar!
The Liberty Schooi.
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Some earnest work is being i
done irv-the Liberty school. As i
en evidence of this, the following ;
pupils stand upon their own mer- <
its. each of them haviftg averaged <
95 on their March examination. I
Lena and Harlie Duke, Timmons, <
Jeddie, Charles Cock$eld, Nina, ,
Addie, Cleveland andEffie Baker, 1
Ina and Alice McAlister, Lynsy 1
Lynch, Daisy Lee, aud Sue Oar- 1
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Scran ton, S. C., April 4 '97. J
The Gospel Temperance Union
will be sent free all over South
Carolina to those unable to subscribe,
and at 25 cents a year to
all others.,. Two cents extra gets
' aKaaIT v.
9 UtfUUUlUl oiuij i/WBi .
The paper is intended to be a '
red hot flaming witness on church <
temperance lines against the de? j
mon of strong drink in4 all its ;
phases, especially the liquor traf- j
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Send addresses to the *
Gospel Temperance Union,
Columbia, S. C.
The State railroad cemmission
has received from the citizens of
St. Louis, Mo.* a most cordial invitation
to attend the annual con ;
vention of the railroad commfe ;
sionersof all the States to beheld !
in that city on May 11. The j
meeting will be an in^portant one. |
All three ol the members of the
board will go, as also Secretary
Duncan, who is likewise invited.
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Editor Con nty liecord:
In publishing from my minutes
of the County Board of Commissiovers
last week, 1 notice that
you have made some little errors.
In the first place you are in error ,
as tp the special tax it should
read as fallows: tThat the Auditor
is hereby authoroized to levy
a tax of 30 mills upon all stock
in Anderson, Buttons and a part
of Penn townships lor the Stock
Law fence. /' *
In reference to Mr. K. D. Rol*
lins' official bond,you should have
said the bond was presented for
approval and that the Board consulted
their legal advisor only as
to the standing of the sureties; the '
bond was approved.
J. J. B. Montgomery,
Sec. & Clerk,
Kingstree, S. C., April 12 '97.
[We gladly give space to the '
above card, as we do'not wish t?
report anything incorrectly. The
paper from which we got our
data for the proceedings of the
board meeting was only a "sklle- >v-,
ton," and was doW, written and in
full, hence the errors.]
Why send off for your job printing
when you can get it done just
as cheap and get as gppd work '
right at- home ? Patronize home
industries and get tfce work oe
shorter notice. Give us a trial
t"You May Rip
the roots from the Greek .Sj
vetf> and _ algebraic
quantity, but' thejr areis
worthless unless transplanted to a C
fertile soil in you ;w you may read |
of low pricdfr articles week after' J
week but they avail you nothing
r.less yon take advantage of the
bargains offered; you may know
thataLesesne & Epp^ sell oxfords 1
from 50cts up, bot'yoo cant wear
a pair of then? Easter unless you
boy then! as have your neighbor;
you may know that a fine straw
bat will contribute grfeatly to your
appearance, bat not know that .
?rnn ran opt ft flYim RR at from 25
cts. to $1.00; you may know that
Coffee is a great luxury, bat no* ,
know that it will cost yon berdw^
only 10 16f and 3?e*? per lb. jjgH
foil may chew tol&eco and not
know ,Jhat the bestthe world af.
fords for the money ean be had )a
from us; yon may think that life
is a struggle, but#if you wanl4a^j
know that a good liring^Q
bought cheap, seek the>;nforma. J
tion from the store of jr
Lg8E8)Tg 4 Ewg.'
We h?TB a .-lot of old babfeiV^
metal on hai^, for sale at 10 cents
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