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BENNETTSVILLIS, SO. CA.
Marion District Conference.
Address of Prof. F. C. Woodward of
Tho members of the Marion Dishiol
Couforenee, and tho citizens of Conway
And vioinity, werc^dilicd and impressed
by tiro cduontionnl nddress of Prof. F. (J.
Woodwardon Saturday, April 28, 1888.
Wo took a few notes for our own per
sonal bonofit, not intending to enlarge
upon them through tho press, but as thc
spcakor advanced stop by step in lits ar
gument, we wero so deeply impressed
with the importance and wisdom of his
utterances, that wo concluded it might
not bo out of placo to present a meagre
outline of this exoellcut address to your
Thc epc&ker emphasized moral culture
as tho true basis of nil genuine intellect
ual education. He showed thc incom
pleteness of nil so-called culture that did
not thoroughly aud effectually discipline
and develop the higher or spiritual na
ture of man- His strong plea for Chris
tian Education by Denominational Cob
leges is that tho Professors tench moral
and roligious principles, and endeavor to
lead tlio pupils to Christ ns the founda
tion upon whicli they are to build thc
noble structure of a symmetrical and well
rounded Christian character.
Honesty, purity and spirituality are
inculcated, ns of moro intrinsic worth
than secular knowlodgo of any kind, and
tho studouts arc taught to estimate
knowlcdgo rathor by its moral than its
While tho learned Professor conceded
that there wero oducated mon who had
never enjoyed tho advantages of College
training, he at the .name time showed the
superiority of a thorough scholastic course
in that it enabled a person to ncquiro a
good education in a shorter time, and
saved him much hard and tcdius montai
Ho compared education to a grind
stone thnt sharpened and brightened all
of our mental and moral faculties and
powers, hod thus gave a person n start
in this lifo that otherwi?o ho could not
Persons of all olasscs and condiiionf
need thc advantages which Christan
culturo affords them, anil naronts shoult
V1'' to t lilli-, i heir oliildieii aie. a;-, (hoi'
Untidy i Inti a ted as theil in en Uti wit
Povorly lio s'iio need not piovhnt un j
one from securing n good education ir
this day and time. "It is a great thinf
tobo poor," said the eloquent speaker
ns ho waxed warm in tho argument- I
throws a man upon Iiis own resources
and brings out tho strong points in Iii:
character. It devolops self-reliance, nnt
quickens all (ho energies of his nature
This is a grand nod wholesome truth
and woll worthy tho serious and thought
ful consideration of tho large number o
young people in our midst who are no
troubled with much of this world's goods
Energy and principle aro of much mon
advantage to a young man or woman ii
our country than plenty of money. II
urged parents to invest their money ii
tho education of thnir ohildrcn, and thu
transmit their gold iuto knowledge nn<
character. Tho money would do mon
good in this way thau in any other. To<
many parents have a very low estim?t
of education- They look upon it as i
means to make money.
Now whilo tho educated man is cor
tttinly botter prepared to accumul?t?
property than tho illiterate, yet thi
should not bo tho object wo have in viet
in sending our children to school or col
Wo shouid seek tu preparo our chil
dren for all of lifo's duties and ad vanta
gea, and also, as far as wc may, for i
blessed and glorious destiny io tho grca
hereafter, and in order to do this w<
ought to give them (ho bonofit of <
thorough Christian as woll as literary
Money thus used pays thc highes
premium oven in this world, for mono:
in this way represonts lovejoy and peace
Thus tho farmer may dig up salvation it
his fields, for thc orop ho makes may en
ablo him (o educate his SOD, and Got
may call his son to preach thc Gospel
and in this way salvation is tho fruit o
his labors on tho farm.
Tho speaker rebuked tho Hellishness o
those parents who do not desiro theil
children to rise any higher than them
selves. Patents ought to seek to giy<
their children a hotter start m lifo thar
they lind, by giving thom a thorougl
education. "Wo aro the hoirs of tin
ngos," and wo ought to labor oarncstlj
to advanco thc present generation as fm
as wo can mentally and morally so as tc
leave the world wiser and better than wc
He olairacd that Wofford College had
n right to oducato tho Mothodist boys ol
tho old Palmetto Stale If all tho boys
of tho Methodists of our Stato, who are
ablo to aond thoir sons to College, wero
sont to our own Church Schoo) nt S par-.
. tnnburg tho patyonago would bo amply
' - /
sufficient to sustain mid improve the in-J
By withholding patronogo wo ure not
only crippling the College, but also iu>
llieiiug n very serious evil upon our own
sons and upon ourselves. Unless we
give them the very best, intellectual and
religious culturo wc can, wc are not
faithfully discharging our duty to them,
and no man can neglect his duty to his
children without injuring himself.
Thoro were many other suggestive and
well timed thoughts thrown out by thc
Professor in his earnest and admirable
address, and were it not for fear of occu .
pyiug too much space i II your valuable
paper, wo would bc tempted to enlarge
upon others. Wo most sincerely hopo
that thc Methodists of Marlboro will
rally to a man to tho support of WoiTord
College, and that ere long this noblo in
stitution of learning will not only be
amply ondowed, but t hat tho patronage
will also bo largely increased, so that the
Coilego may enter upon a career ol' en
larged usefulness and success.
JAMES C. STOLT*.
Bcnnnotlsvillc, S. C , April 30, 1888.
E3' By Our Itosidont Corroapouclout. -i-i,
Wo arc glad to bo able to report
that Messrs. Welcome Quick and
James Watson, and Miss Anna Willis,
all of whom have been quito sick re
cently, arc much better. Miss Lui hi,
tho second (laughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John F. McLiiuriu, is now sick, but
not seriously wo hear, and we hope
she may soon bo her merry little self
McColl Academy was closed on
Wednesday, May 2nd, and rc-opencd
Monday, May 7th. This was done to
allow the pupils au opportunity to at
tend the Sunday School Convention at
Clio. Wo presume this will bo tho
last holiday given beforo commence
ment., as there is much work yet to
We recently heard a most ridicu
lous report concerning our school
that 45 pupils had been expelled this
scasou ; there has not been, to our
knowledge, a single case of sttspon-?
sion or expulsion.
Tho "wise man" hath said, "Hope
deferred maketh the heart sick," a
proverb which was verified here re
cently. One of our students obtained
leavo of absence, donned his Sunday
best,' and all bright with fond antici
pation, boarded the train with the in
tention of meeting his "couoiiis" nt
some distant point, and escorting thom
holtze, .Venomed to dijapjjoiiitinbiiti
Iiis itenyt Iv.'oimm dole, which liickijos?
soon became general (stupe ?lu ImnRh
of the .ni.' ? lindy dopoiid? lipon il i) itt
doliente bit oiitsuchiuery) mu i n i.vv
goes no more to meet "cousins."
Our agent visited his "mother"
again recently. Ob, theso "mothers''
and "cousins!" How much loving nt?
tontion they do receive! What cx^
emplary young men we have in S. C.
in this respect.
Thc Y. M. C. A. of Bennettsville
will succeed. Anything entered into
with tho amount of vim and earnest
ness which is being displayed in this
noble cause must succeed. The DEM
OCRAT'S suggestion to tho people about
each person presenting ono book to
the organization is a most excellent
one, and ono which, if followed, would
give the Y. M. C. A. of Bennetts
ville, ere long, a good library.
Wc understand that tho Rev. J. 0.
Stoll will hold divine service at tho
Academy on the night of the 2nd
Sunday in May. A place of worship
is sadly needed hero; a necessity
which wo hope tho Christian people
will not long permit to remain. Lot
us cast asido denominational prefer
ences, and erect a placo of worship.
Mr. Hamp. Dunbar, a student at
the Academy, whe has been quite
sick, is much better ; in fact, able to
be about again.
The gardens at McColl and in the
vicinity aro looking well. Wo have
seen specimens of cabbage plants from
several gardens which monsurcd afoot
in diameter (the plants, wo moan, not
Our esteemed friend, tho Clio dude,
need not, as wo understand lie did,
go 4 or ? miles out ol' his way whon
calling on his best girl, in order to
avoid McColl. Ho may feel at libor
ty to pass and rcpass McColl at his
pleasure without fenr of molestation.
Hattie, daughter of Mr. W. W.
McArthur, and student at tho Acad
omy, and who has been sick with
pneumonia, is, wo aro glad to learn,
Remaining in Post Office at McColl,
S. C., May 1st.
If not called for in 80 days thoy will
lie sent to tho Dead Lotter Office.
Jolin Armstrong ; Mrs. M. E.
Britt, Ben Davis. Noni Ploid, Miss
Sophia Green, Miss Alico Ha i win,
Poter McKahan, Miss K. . McRae,
David Revels, P. P. Sawyer, Miss
Porsons calling for any of tho
above will pienso say advertised.
LUTHER MOLAURIN, P. M.
May 1st, 1888.
Hems from Atlainsvilio.
Tho agricultural interest ? imtliis
section aro booming at thc precut
time. Most all tho formers ha vi filio
fields ol'corn, and their broad n ires of -
cotton aro coining up nt n mostVapid -
rat;,; indeed, some of our mem for
ward fanners two ready lo chu,) and
hesitate only for fear ol' frost. Wc
aro enjoying tho warm, genial sjiring
with all its exhilarating in (buuel's,
ami our husbandmen arc taking ad
vantago ol'ils sunny hours to prrinoti
their lartning intorcsts. The li ct SI'1
covered with, a luxuriant gi; >> iii bi
rich green foliage ; the v?g< table ./ ..
dens aro making'a grand s?ioyV, and
tho yards of dowers which SurVound
tho palatial residences of BOOH; . our
citizens are diffusing their rei! 1
on tho zephyrs which blow o vi r hem,
and also filling tho nostrils < ' ii"!
facetious school boys, vvlieti they
chance to pass, with their lov?) [Va
granee, thereby delighting Lhei deli
cate sense of odor.
Ono of our young ludio- ha taken
au altogether dill'crcnt atti tut I U>
ward our professional ^mauhci ' In
stead of exclaiming "Isn'tIx a. ilsy?1
as hcretolbre, she was bein ? say,
"Oh, where is my darling?"
The school at Palmetto A cad my '..
in a very nourishing conti it un, and
Prof. Johnson's boys uro indo ni iga .
bio in their efforts to acquire i o lidu
cation. Thc meeting of tin ' . u
Society" was postponed on i rh ?.?
tcrnuon ibr dellnitc reason bid v.iii
probably meet somctiino this week
when a lively report ol'th proceed?
iiigs will be sent to tho 1 ? un? i
Quite a large number o? Dooli >>. n
library have been received .ufll' more
are expected in a few day.', tvl<
P. Faslcrling has becu made librarian
and he is a very competent ; < ?
lill the position. A library au in
valuable addition to a selie. ?J wc
hope that the connnitteo will i oi n"
to solicit subscriptions to?1 object,
and to augment its number ! vol
umes, A considerable nut libel ?1* ele
gant new desks have also becti lidded
to thc furniture of tho Acndom .. anti
with the present principal .-.t. i assisi
ant, Palmetto ranks sccoiui lo none i
Tho Hov. Dr. Kendall, of >. i
addressed the farmers nt Vdanmilh
on Friday afternoon, tin . ii o!:.
for the purpose of organizing i ' 'Far
mer's Alliance." Ho vivid 1) i ritt rei
lo ihom in his address thc . ' .ii
American farmer, and in lippi irittti
language presented to lhe>'i Lllo 'Far
mer's Alliance" as tho remet! Wt
are glad to say that mam i then
took advantage of th?
I and or;.;.>-i /od. '?.lu- Ibli.?wh^ rj/b'
" .. li rc i-I.M'tc.tS : A^b. ?mfiiiti
; \'\\ .'. tient . Si ni iii Newloii, vii/v-Pr?i
I i?! 'ol ; ?. \Y \S illi??ni,', : ) t- <
1..^ Alliance ..... moa ns itrst meet
ing on Sa lu rd u)', May tho JL2th.
For thc past t wo weeks Prof. L. W
Hubbard, of Robeson, has been con
ducting a writing school at Pubnett
Academy. Many of the students joh
cd Iiis class, and now they aro pxiil
taut over the marked improvement i
their chirography, and furtherinoi
their writings contain a graoo an
beauty which they did not previous!
possess. At the opening of the wi
ting school two gobi pens were olierc
as prizes, ono to the host penman, tl
other to tho ono makiug the most in
provemcnt. They w-ero.-ftwarded
follows : J. E. Parkef,$jQm tho be
penman ; W. H. Fletcher, for mo
improvement. Prof. Hubbard is t
export in the use of a pon, a tjiorouf
instructor, and teaches thc Spcnccrii
system. Wo recommend him tot
who desire to take a course, in pc'
manship. He left for his homo
Robeson on Saturday last, leaving I
hind him a number of friends a
maoy pleasant recollections,
I Adamsvale, S. C., April 30, 18?
Prot. L ll. ?lay'ncs_Jf ~tl7c"sTc. C<
lege, and Kev. H. P. Chrcitzberg, wi
to torin a third political party in t
State to light tor prohibition.
lion. H. H. Newton has been invit
to address the children at (Jhestcrlii
C. H., on "Children's Day." ffl?L
The Southern Iiaptist Conv'jbn???p v
hold its next session with the First H
tist Church ol Richmond, Va.,on'i
day, May Uth, 1888.
BKNNETTSVILLE, S. C., \
May 4th, 1888. j
Whereas it has pleased Almig
God to call bom us by sudden def
our comrade WILLIAM E. COXK, J
and whereas in this sudden visitatioi
an unerring Providence Nye, the G on
Hilles, have lost one t|iatf had he b
spared, would have made a useful ;
active member ot our company, and
his parents, the loss is irreparable.
Therefore, be it resolved, That we,
Gordon Hilles, do extend our heart
sympathy to his bereaved parents .*
family and ?y?* a blank page in >
Minute Hook be dedicated to his mc
ory and that these resolutions bc pi
lished in our county-bapers, and a ci
of thc same he forwarded to thc afilie
lamily. Resp eel Mly,
J. L. MCLAURIN,
C. K.JOHNSON, ?e?ra?ul Treas.
I forbid all persons from fishing
hunting on my land in Pee Dee Swai
Thc law will be enforced on any ont
doing. GEORGE HOOT
I May otb. 1888.
MCWBPRWCt ?OOBB BAILY ABEIVIN?
Office, in tiie Court, House-frc
on tiie right. I
January 19, 1887.
Our new Spring Stouk has commenced arriving, und a groat quantity of goods
iro pouring in every day. ?
We ans in a position this spring to carry an Extra Large Stook (having made
large additions to store and warohouso) to supply tiic demand of our many customers,
rills enables us to buv very largely and tn botter advantage, and wo aro ottering tIiis
Spring THE LARGEST STOCK. OE SP1UN0 GOODS EVER BROUGHT TO
BUYING FOR STRICTLY CASH, takiug advantages of nil tho discounts
giver, tho trade, enables us to oiler goods at tho lowest bed rock prices, taking into
?onsidoration tho quality ol'goods, for wo do not propose to keep trash to sell cheap
Come and See for Yourselves !
Special attention is called to our splendid assortment of Staple and Fancy Dry
Goods. Thc handsomest G inghams, Sntecns in various shades. A fine lino of Dress
Goods, Worsted of all grades ; Nuns Veiling, in plain, striped and Paney : Cash*
meres und Albatross ol' different shades and prices. A largo lot of Plain and Figured
Lawns. Beautiful figured Lawn Dress at 5o. per yard. ALL THE LATEST
STYLES IN PRINTS.
Tho latest importations in White Coods--All-over Orientals, All-over Valen
cines, All-over Hamburgs, Hamburg Flouncings, embroidered in all widths, patterns
and quality. Laeos of all description, Terchorns, &c. Beautiful lino of Collarettes
and Ludies Neckwear.
?^\Om* Genis* l^m'ovishing ID^oiTtmeniWr
Has boon carefully looked after, and wo belicvo we can suit nil. Wo make
specialty of thc celebrated PEERLESS SHIRT, lauudcrcd aud unlaundered. .
beautiful line of Neckwear aud Scarfs.
OUR MILLINERY DEPARTMENT
Is in charge of Miss It. C. GIBSON, who invites tho ladies lo call in and ox
amine her sto^k ni" Millinery daily arriving. All tho leading and latest stylos and
novelties, and witina n few dnys will be able to please tho most fastidious, both us to
style and prices.
We are corresponding with several Dressmakers with a view to adding that dev
part m ont also. We keep also the celebrated Diamond Dyos that aro now so popular
with thc Ladies.
sville, S. C.
For salo in
. A. J.
T a mooting
" tivo Coman
was made, to witj
ocrnt Clubs moot
on Saturday, th]
purpose of dec
couvention to '
m., for tho pu
to a Stato Go
.Af... 1 H
um um i'iity i I
the Clubs will
II; P. J(
april 16, j
25,000 lbs. 1). S. SIDES, 150 Barrels Gibson's Choice Flour, MO Bushels Primo
White Corn, Sugar, Coffee, Rico, N. 0. Molasses, New Crop Cuba, all of which we
will sell low down.
?GrRICLTLTTJR 1\L IMPLEMENTS,
Farmers, if you want a CULTIVATOR, 'Thc Adnms" is tho best made. We
'coop so.hand Hai'rows Pixie P'n-.i, and Casting* of all kimi*, Cetti n Sleeps of al
dvKaiptions, M oxoC?ilon l'Iaiitcrs,'' Huggins, Wagons1, Git vis, nh<l tho lilsl iliinr
nC'iul d :"V'o!li'.^?lGasko! . ui MI sl^s abd piicesi kept iu ?stock;, anti supplied nt nil
Wilcox & Gibbes* Manipulated, Gibbo's High Grade. Nitrato of Soda, Per]
Guuno and Cotton Seed Meal, kept constantly on hand.
We certainly appreciate the patronage already bestowed upon us, and
douvor in futuro to prove ourselves worthy of continued confidence,
GIBSON & Qi
MuCull, S. C., March 15th, 1888.
W. P. BREEDEN'8
B li N N ETTSYILLE, S. C.
'AVING sold out my stock of tncr
1W? cliandise, I now tnko pleasure in
announcing to my friends and ?ho nublio
ccncrallv that I have opened a LIVERY
and SALE STAB I'M and SUPPLY
STORE, whore I will keep HORSES,
MULES, BUGGIES o?n\\ kinds; HAR
NESS of all kinds, with a supply of
CORN, OATS and HAY. I invito a
call iVptn all in want of a gqpd horse,
buggy or sot o.' harness. I ?n?nn business
and 'prordjso satisfaction to all. brovors
can be. accommodated at short notico.
; j&^'Ask for BSKEDKN'S Livery, Salo
and Food Stable
Will fill orders for SHINGLES, LUM
BER and BRICK.
???T During my absenco at any time
orders for Horses, Buggies. Seo., can bo
loft at tho Drug Storo o? breeden &
W. P. BREEDEN.
Fob. 8, 1888.
M tnt ion thia pr? per.
T HAVE just reonivnd a frosh supply of
LANDltETIPS GARDEN SEiiDS
of nil kinds, warranted gonuine.
NOTIONS AT AUCTION. HVKRl
SATURDAY, Until sold out.
Givo me a cull when nt Blenheim aj
supply youi sol vos. j :
Gt. W. Mo^EODj
?iv. 1, iooo. .
Having just rftj
of material, w.hfa