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: S. A, BROWN - - - Editor.
. Friday! Febuary, 20, 1903
Ono year...$ 1.00
Six mouths...... ;.50
PEN AND SCISSORGRAPHS
T The Russians are planning to
.wipe out the Turks.
.Fudge Watts holds court in
Charleston next week-only 70
cases on docket to be disposed
Capt. D. E. Keels, a promi
nent citizen of Sumter county
died on the 7th.
/"??, ?l|n vt?rp?if fl.- nil. nr.,
v/ii filo liigLiu UL CIAO yin iuT<
John-Sundy, the clever lt. R.
Agent at Cash's Depot lost his
dwelling and all of his furniture
Florence reports the presonce
of a chicken killing dog. Won
iE it is not the same "Varmint"
that went through the mill dis
trict last fall, killing so many.
Wht King, who killed Sam
Rogers and seriously wounded
James Rogers near Florence
about three weeks ago, was
caught at Denmark last Thurs
and is now in Jail at Florence.
The U. S. Senate Committee
on nomination ol' Dr. Crura to
be collector of the port of Char
leston reported unfavorable and
the president will no doubt
withdraw the same.
A man up in Chester County,
Nobrasko, by the name of Burst
gaye the census enumerators the
n tines ol' his three children in
Call and they were John Wood
Buist, Nellie May Burst and
Cluules Will Burst.
A $5.000 consciencs man
walked into the tax collector's
oiiice in Kew Yo.ik a few days
ago and laid on the counter live
$1 "000 gold certificates to be
added jo the conscience fund.
His conscience has been worry
ing him that much for some
The shortest sermon on record
was preached at Atlantic Mich.,
last summer. Tho pastor had
been requested to make his dis
course brief on account of the
hot weather. The sermon was
as follows: "It was hot where
Di*. . iv ts. Tte wan If d to get
out. So do vvoi . .Lei us pray
Happenings AmonK tho People In This
Mr. Editor:-If you will give
space foi a back woods Boy's first
attempt, 1 will try and give you
a few dots from our Township,
Things are chatig'ng around
this place, and thc people a "push"
up on themselves. Our people at
Brighlsyillo are making many
changes-rcmodling fonceB, and
changing ronds and putting new
blocks under their houses. And,
the young people have nearly all
runaway and got married this
winter, and we haven't . had a
snow yet. And, the Squire has
made so much motley tieiug the
nuptial boughs that he stands
with Iiis hands in his pocket ging
ining it, with a big smile on his
faed anil still invites them to como
that ho expects to marry all that
ernies. Bring the dollar boys this
in a cash business transaction.
I will loll you a good one on
tho Squire; ho told me once how
a couple played a trick on him,
"Well" said he, "a couple came
here thc other night and wanted
to bo married. So I married them
and they started and I said my
friend, your marriage fee has not
boen paid," "Well Squire," said
tho fellow, "I will help my wife
in tho buggy and then I will come
back and hand you thc dollar."
Well did he Squire? No, ho just
got in tho buggy with his wife
and put whip, and left me stand
ing on Hie steps. Now squire I
wouldn't ol' told this on you, but
we ure such good friends, you
? s uv Coli tin Durant in town
Wc nc having some rain in our
section so tho farmers can't make
much farm progress. The boys
of Brightsville are like tho old
darkey "more rain more rest."
'J saw two pretty girls in our
town to-day, but did not know who
they were and hated to bo so in
quisitive and did not learn their
names, but I will ask Wade, for I
do believe ho knows every girl's
name froin tho Capo Fear River
to thc Great Peo Dee. Yes, I
might .say, and over the rivers too.
Now, Wade you know where you
and sonic more of wc boys went
tito oilier night. Tho boys have
. quite a joke on you and S. B., you
know S. 15. was driving the Hack,
you know tho horses was pretty
wild or at least S. 13. thought so.
Mr. Charles McGregor says if
a man is prospecting for gold that
Idaho is thc place. He has several
riuggits with him. He is visiting
his'brother Mr. Archie McGregor.
Well if this does not. reach the
waste basket will donate again.
.Feb 15, 1903.
MRS SARAH DRAKE ROGERS
A? Aged und Beloved Member ot
An Illustrious Family Passes
On Monday morning, February
16, 1903, at8Vol?okf the gentle
spirit of Mrs ARAH D. ROGERS,
tho popular hostess of the "Hotel
Marlboro" passed away to its hea
venly home. She had been in fail
ing health for several months, yet
it was tho hope of her friends, even
though in her 70th year, that she
would be spared many moro, but
her Heavenly Father willed it other
wise. ? She was a descehdaot of Sir
Francis Drake, and an aunt of our
popular Cleric of Court, Mr. James
A. Drake. She was a remarkable
woman of noblo head and heart.
" None knew her but to like her,
none named her but to praise."
In all the relations of life, as wife,
mother, neighbor and friend of the
poor, she was kind, true and faith
ful. She loved the pure and good,
and was ever ready to encourage
others in these principles.
She spent most of her life in the
Parnassus section, but in 1885, she
moved to our town and opened a
Boarding House, which at once won
popular favor. Upon the comple
tion of the Hotel Marlboro she took
charge of it, and with the help of
her faithful sou, A. A. Rogers, and
daughters, has made it the cheerful
home of comfort and rest for weary
She leaves a large family of sous,
daughters and grand-children to
mourn the loss of thc care and coun
sel of this devoted mother.
Thc remains were taken to Par
nassus church Tuesday morning,
and after appropriate services con
ducted by Rev. J. G. Richards, were
laid to rest in thc cemetery up.nr by,
there to await thc grand reunion in
the sweet by and by.
Items of Interest From This Hus
tling: Little City.
If I had old Mr. Ira P>. Hicks, the
?cather man, by the nape of the neck
and the seat of his breeches I would
make him stop his dc vd iah predic
tions about the weather-not that any
body's scared or believes it either, ex
cept myself and Jule Ooyiuglon.
The wind'and thunder clouds are
coming in on schedule time this year,
so I guess I will begin to lose slesp
and flesh and nerve, and make heroic
resolutions and have that tired feeling
that always comes over me when the
beautiful spring and thunder clouds
arrive. I always do thia at this season
of the year.
j I will dp almost anything fr cnn nov?
I until lije fall Reasons conic, .except
jv. uk id the garden* \ arri ahnest p.tr*
jrfuaded to tall the I ruf li when ihesUnj
['iaer; comos tn fact I did try it and
got so lonesome !>i the b? i'tivM ? quit.
it in the first of the fall, but old Hicks
ia about to get me at it again." If 1
could run the weather I would have
moonlight nights and cold days,
whether there was a yearling raised
in florry county or noi, These are
not so straining on a fellow's nerves
or conscienco either.
We have the horseless carriage, the
smokeless powder, the wireless tele
graph, and I am strongly in favor of
thunderless clouds, if I could s* ar
Our new presiding Elder preached
for the fi rdt time at this place last
night. He is a man of fine appear
ance and is gifted as a preacher. I
hear many good things said of him by
pcoplo who know him and have heard
There is moro than the usual
amount of guano being hauled from
this place this season. I am afraid this
means too much cotton. If old Hicks
is "shore" enough right. I wish the
' ground hog would pull Hicks in his
hole and koap him there till frost
not that I believe him but I can't see
any use in keeping the poor women
scared to death all the summer.
Rumor has it that we will have an
oil mill in Clio-certain by the next
The Bennett Co., have a large ware
house just completed at the Depot and
have brick on the ground for enlarg
ging their commodious brick store.
This is done in order to meet their
requirements for room in their grow
ing business. They will mid the most
up do-date millinery store in this part
of thc Stale, but I will speak of this
I expect to make a tour of the
county this summer on business anti
will say in advance that I will spend
the night almost anywhere and at any
time where they have homo made
ham and don't charge anything.
There is a young follow that owns a
house just across the Btrcet from where
I live and ho keeps moving things to
the house it looks to mo like he in
tends to take the fetiers of married
lifo liko o little soldier. I hope ho will
keep a cow and make a ?jo id garden.
I never had no luck at tuck things
myself, but if I was to I would send
the neighbors some and they wouldn't
have to ask me either. I will wait
and see, and if anything happens I
will put his name in the paper.
You will hear more fn-Ti mc when
the clouds roll by and everything set
tles off and we get a shower of rain.
Feb If?, 03. J.F.McG.
Bishop Galloway says that
he believes statutory prohibition
is a bad thing, and that local
option^ that of allowing every
county to decide the question
for itself, was by far the most
satisfactory. His letter has, it is
said, somewhat discouraged the
prohibitionists of Mississippi.
Those papers which are com
plaining oecause there are those
tm the pension rolls who are
not entitled to it should suggest
a. remedy and thus relieve the
strain on the pension boards.
The law should say plainly who
shali and who shant.
HEBRON MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION.
A Record of 1902 Carefully Pre
pared by the Historian of tho So
ciety, Rev. D. H. Everett.
inTEnuB?rra nunlna THS YEAH.
Franois, daughter of Samuel and Eli?,
zaboth Norton, was born tho 21st dny of
February 1803 in Marlboro county S. lb,
and died at Clio, S. 0-, the 9ih day of
March 1902. S bo was of a quiet, gentle
disposition, industrious in habit, and ad
ded muoh to tho support of her sistor
and widowed mother as seamstress. In
year 1381 tho was convorted and joined
M.iE. Church, South, at old Clio church
under the pastorato of Rov. J. C. Bisscll
and ever afterwards lived in acoordauco
with her profession. She made no loud
profession of religion, but lived that meek
and gentle life that become tho servant of
God. lier's was that typo of piety that
prefers to express il6olf iu deeds rather
than words. Sho was in delioato health
(or several yoars previous to her doath,
gradually sho grew weaker and weaker,
until about a year bofore she died, when
sho look her bed. All that loving hands
and medical skill could do was of no avail,
for that fatal disease, consumption, had
fastened itself upon her vitals.
During her long illuess 6he was not
known to murmur, but seemed lo sense
the words of tho Psalmist when he said,
"Though 1 walk through the valley of lite
shadow of death I will foar no evil, for
Thou art with mc. thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me." Oo Sunday March
9, 1902, her gentle spirit left its tenement
of clay and conducted by a convoy of an .
gels winged its way to that celestial city
whore congregations novor break up and
sabbaths have no end." Ho body was
laid to rest in Hebron cemetery March
10, 1X102, Itov. A. T. Dunlap couduit'rg
the funeral scrviee.
Jonathan Coningham was the second !
child and first son of Charles and Nancy
McDaniel Coningham. Ile was born
August 8. 1881, in Marlboro counly. S.
C., and died April 20, 1902, in Robeson
county N. C. ric professed religion and
ioincd tim Mi E. Church. South, at old
Beauty Spot When Ebenezer church
w: 8 built he moved his membership thore,
and was ono of thc original trustees for
Ebenezer church. For sc\ eral years lie i
was superintendent ofthat Sunday school
and was never absent unless providential
ly hindered, sometimes having lo walk a
distance of four or five milos, as ho was
at lime living in Hebron.
In carly manhood ho married Miss Car
oline Coningham, daughter of Wilson
Coningham. She died September 5; 1899
leaving him bereaved indeed. Of this
union there were six children, three sons
and three daughters. In November 1801
be entered the Confcvloratc army as a
volunteer and remained in thc t-crvice of
his country until the close of the wai.
ne was a kind neighbor and possessed
other noble traits of character. Ile was
in ill health for several years prior to his
death and su flo red a great deal al times,
but like a true soldier he struggled on
and on, and met his last enemy without
fear. His remains wero bid to icst in
Hebron cemolory April 22, 1902. there to
await the resurrection call, Rev. T. C.
O'Dell conducting tho service.
Rev. L. M. HAMER, son of John M
and Elizabeth Hamer, was born Febrririry
27- i".**.'.. V! ? died it) ins oat: ??tiut.v
(Maribpio) April 22, 11(02; IK . rear
ed on (he finn? near !.. ?w mit iajrc .>!
Tatum Station, lie laid li? :
c! ibo . - h . ?1 thu iii ti .. y i fieri
valed his time between going to 601100'
and teaching and reading law. In 1846
he was admitted to the bar in a class with
ex chancellor Wm D. Johnson. Donald
Matheson, Daniel Er Crosland. Col E. fi.
C. Gash. Daniel Norwood, Col. Alfred
Martin, John C. Higgins and others.
Ile professed conversion and joined the
Methodist church in 1849 Soon after
bis conversion ho felt the call to plead in
the courts of bia Heavenly Father. Ho
was licensed to preach in 1852 and in
1853 was admitted on trial in thc South
Carolina Conference. From thal time to
the olose of tho year 18G3 he was actively
engaged as aa itinerant preacher. For
tho next three years he sustained a su
pernumerary relation on account of ill
health. At the closo of this period he
was localed at his own request. For thc
?ext five years he labored in his Lord's
vineyard as local preacher, being engaged
io teaching the greater part of thc time.
At the close of tho year 1872 he reenter
ed thc conference, and eontined in active
work until the close of the year ISSI,
when he was again compelled to ask for
a supernumerary relation, on account of
feeble health. At thc close of IS32 he
was granted a superanuatcd relation, and
was never again able to engage in the ac
tive work of an itin?rant preacher. He
possessed a bright mind and used it for
the glory of God. He was a good preach
er and a very popular pastor, and by his
ministry many were lol to Ibo Saviour.
For a half century ho was a preacher of
tho gospel, during which time ho did
what ho could for tho advancement of
Christ's kingdom and the uplifting of his
When ho could no longer preach regu
larly bc did not sit in idleness, but took
an active interest in every! hi n? that ten
ded to thc moral, social and intellectual
advancement of thc community, Ile was
never absent from any service, of the sanc
tuary without good cause The mission
ary societies of Hebron church came in
for a large share of his interest. Ho was
a life member of holli adult and juvenile
societies at thc time nf his death. In the
summer 1893 at a call from brother L.
M. Hamer the Hebron Cemetery Asso
ciation was organized. lie drafted a
constitution and by-laws for thc govern
ment of thc same, and tho successful man
nor in which the Association has been
conducted from that time until thc pros?
ont is a bright monument to Ibo wisdom
with which he planned. On the second
Sunday in January 1899 thc first memorial
service in connection with (bo Association
was held-brother I?amcr preparing and
conducting the servico. Since that limo,
each year, conducted a memorial service.
Today wo arc called upon to memorialize
him, willi others, who have died during
tho year. Oh, how we miss him 1 Fare
well doar friend and kinsman. Your
earthly life is over, but the waves of good
influences that you have set in motion
will go on ond on until they break on
October 7, 1847, lie was married to
Miss Elizabeth Thomas, who still survives
him. To them were born thirteen chi!
dren, seven sons and six daughters, hine
of whom preceded him to thc spirit world
-two sons and two daughters aro still
Ile was laid to rest by his brethren of
the ministry in Hebron cemetery April
23, J902, in the presence of an inimcnso
crowd of relatives and friends. Rev. T,
C. O'Dell, assisted by Revs. C. B. Smith,
J. W. Ariail, A. T Dunlap, John M a n
ning and J. C. Welch conducted thc fu
(CONTINUED NEXT WEEK.]
Who ls the Winner.
Tho holder of tiokot No 2G8085
given with tho Baking Powders at
W. M. Rowe's Grocery can call at
once and got tho Phonograph and
Records. Bring tho ticket with
you and got tho machine.
A PRETTY HOME MARRIAGE
Fobruaryll, 19U3, 4c P. Bl.
Married Feb ll th, at 4 p. m?:,
at the homo of the bride's pore rt?
Mr. and Mrs D. P. McQuaige, their
daughter Alice to Mr. Walter
David, all of Hebron. The?cern
mony performed hy "Rev. W. B.
The wedding march was beauty
fully rendered by Miss Janie Hub
bard and the following cou pleb
entered slowly: Mr. Roy David
with Miss Tlliie Spears, Mr. Will j
Spears with Miss Sue Odom, Mr.
JameB McQuaige with Miss D.vr-i
Covington. Then came the bride i
aud groom. The bride wore a lo rel y i
grey dress trimmed in white abd !
carried a hunch of white hyacinth ?
Notwithstanding the inclemency
of the weather there was quito a
large crowd of relatives and friend J
to witness the ceremony. Thc
large number of presents they re
ceived shows the esteem in whiod
they were hold by the community.
A bounteous repast was servad to
tho wedding party.
Dots From Holly Island.
Mr. Editor:-I will atteio.pt to
write you a few dots irom thia
On account of so much rain tnt
Farmers are getting behii : :
their farm work.
Mrs. Ann Connor of Dillon, in
visiting her brother Mr. William
Mr. H. B. Spear3 and two
jchildreu aro very sick with thc
Two of Harmony's charnii .,
young ladies have married Pu
the way some of our you' g
ride through the mud hob >
their best girl we think tho wed
ding bells soon ring again.
Mr. William Spears h: . ?in
very fine 0.1. C. pigs. He * lg bed
two ot them at four mo (.1 - pl
and they weighed 79 and lbs.
Lookout Red Bluff tho widower
[over the way has bought li new
buggy, that moahs something.
Miss Sue Odom of Bennetts-, ?lit?,
is visiting at tho home of Mr.
Quiltings are all the go no v.
The ladies believe in propnrii i
for war in time of peace.
Mrs. H. N. Spears is visn'
tho home of Mr. Wm Spca:
Tho Sto?-i . aT.uiiMv ?S'I'c-ht.
liliuk W?ia ?yi ft'?VCt'? ;'. . 'I:! ?!>.'...- I
ous August storm in its. fury
violence, though beyond th iv's
tering of dead limbs and tin
iug down of weak fencing n
otis damage was done in tl
At Greenwood, S. C., ?c .
houses were blown down a;
Afc Honea Path several
were destroyed and two met
and others injured.
In Georgia, Tenneseee, A '?? <
sas, Mississippi and Texi. i'.io
blizzard raged. While in ?di
States ot tho north west, it
to he the worst storm in
and many flocks of sheep 1< > .
AREGULAR EXAMINATION for I
era' Certificates of Quaiifieat Lo
teach in thc Free Schools of Marlh ,
will bo held in tho Court Houso, i
? ncttsvillo, on Friday, February 2C
The examination will begin pron
[ 9.30 a. m , and close at 4 p. m.
W. L. STANTO s.
Chm'n Co. Board of Educ ui<
Jan 27, 1903.
TRESPASS NOT IC
ALL person* aro hereby warned
Trcspaaa on any of my landa 01 t.mhi
rented or controlcd by mo in Marl >ei< co.,
either hy wal long, riding, h au lin
ing, Rahing, or allowing nny etock t .
large, or staked 01 tied, upon earn
violation of thia notico will lo di
aa thc law directs.
Feb 13, 1903. W. A. SMITH.
To prevent disorder in the
of 33ennettsville and prescrib?
the punishment :
Ile it Ordained hy tho Mayor nnc
men of tho Town of Bcnncttsvillo i
eil assembled and by authority of t va
Thnt the following section bc n nd I
an Oidinanco, entitled na above, n; proved
aud ratified in Council tho 6th la j
"That any person or persons viol
I thc above entitled Ordinance in any 0
I provinions, upon conviction, shall bv (in
! 11.tiesa than Two Djllars, or uni. uo
uot leas than io dapa.
Done and ratified thia 131h day < I
I mary A. D , 1903.
r, A. HODGES, Mi
NOTICE OF FINAL D1SCHAR
ESTATE OK MAUV OIIAVIS.
Il AVINO filed in the Probate Judg
|j| ficj of Marlboro county our final:
aa EiCCfltora of thc Estate of Mary ?
deceased, notice ia hereby Riven tl
will apply to said Court on thc 2d < .
March A. D , 1903, for n Goal diecha '
D. D. Mo COLL
Qualified Exccu ri
Januaiy 3t, 1903.
BATTLES WITH SNOW
HARD FIGHTING FOR RAILROAD MEN
IN THE ROCKIES.'
notary- Snowplows ana the j Men
Who aaa TUcvtu-BucUluur Tlironrt
tbc Moulter Drifts Tliat Poole the
Every western rallrond ?3 equipped
wt ii' h largo force of snow lighters.
Rotary snowplows and mon who know
how to run thom can cut their way
through drifts that in the early days
of western railroading would have
resulted in complete blockades. Tho
r?tn'ry snowplow is ono of the mi>r- !
vols of the railroad of today, and it is
n lib?ral education In the art of snow
U eh Unir to sec one of them eating its
Way through a white drift that thrcat
tMis toi cut olf communication between I
the eitol and the west. There are sev- 1
ural pusses in the Rocky mountains'
which for Bbs mouths in the year or
mora form a constant monaco to train
crews. These passes aro situated at
the top of the Great Divide, where tho
elementa have full away. Boreas pass,
In Colorado, ls a fair example. The
liuow begius falling at Boreas late in
AilgViBt or early in September, and it j
docB riot cease until well into May and
sometimes Juue. There will be inter
?iitt?nt snowstorms In the midsummer
mon ll I, but those arc trifling affairs
?ud n-e not to be mentioned in the
Hinno breath with tho tremendous
RunwfallB of January and February.
Tow men make their bornes at Boreas.
; t I nothing for them to get up in tho
morning and And themselves complete
ly buried in snow. Tho ono atoro is
usually at the end of a tunnel cut
through an immense snowdrift. The
population of Borons during these
?mowy months couslsts, for the most
; a;f,,of tho railroad mon who are en
gaged Iii thc strenuous work of ilght
ii i- (onstantly changing drifts. Snow
- ?'.oreas does not fall; it rages. It ls
blown about lu swirls and eddies and
i rever forming now drifts as troach
eroualy as a river that is constantly
Bli .lug the sand banks of its mouth.
These drifts aro not little affairs that
?.vi?? barely cover a "Btako and rider"
.>. They aro piled ton, twenty and
tl i rt y feet high, and they spring up In
To the "tenderfoot" it would seem
Imp sslblc to plow a way through these
s at Boreas, but when a huge ro
il snowplow comes whirling up tho
i.k with throe or four engines push
ing vigorously behind It tho .?tender
foot'! reserves bia decision. He la
?.. ,; inclined to favor tho snowdrift,
but he prefers to await developments
before committing himself. With a
.. . and a plunge tho big rotary is
hurled luto the white mass of snow.
Black Bmokc pours from tho engines,
and thc hugo blades of the snowplow
oat relentlessly Into the .drift. Tho
show shoots out of thc orifice at tho
. .?f tho plow, forming a huge, wblto
tif-mk-lrcle constantly moving forward.
One :an keep track of the progress of
Har ?dow by following tho advance
ment of this rainbow of snow. Foot by
f. ai rho rotary eats its way forward,
and Anally lt and tho engines are
lat ried in a buge trench of white. Only
ibo s'nckB of the engines cnn bo Been,
?..'.> +?'.~?r '-'n,-'" . ? *
ihoiit them. Ii itt'U h :,r..;ii white
Bomk-lrolo u?i\?'.- i'<. . i to go forward
o')til tinnily ibo i'ta-vlerfont" h'-lows
that Hie drift .being conquered.
Whan tho i.-t>?uUr overland limited
ci? nea a'ohg a tex hnvvri later, tho plia
.......ra dc not L..W. o: tifi lui Lie that
lt's Just been fought They travel
Ihr. ugh a eau. u.i of snow as they pass
is, but they bavo no Idea of the
..endous force required to cut thia
. ! path over the ridRO of the con
. ; t; so thoj* go on, all unconscious
cir Pullmans, while tho railroad
at tho ucxt aiding ahoad oil tho
rotary and gird up their loins for tho
I battle, which they know Boreas
will be prepared to give them in a few
-. o experiences at Boreaa pass dur
a bard, winter aro duplicated at
y other railroad passes In the
rt ocky mountains, to say nothing of
. t stretches nt lower altltudea which
havi olwayB boon tho favored haunts
of ?owdrifta and which have always
i railroad men great trouble. It
ie unexpected element nt tbeae
cs that brings a serious aspect to
dtuatlon. At the passes over tho
rc?t Divide railroad men are prepared
for rouble, and consequently serious
ados are few, but when word
mes that a train has failed to fight
ny through tho drifts 100 or per
200 miles from tho nearest avail
i rotary plow there is constcrna
To get a rotary plow to the
laded train takes time, and in tho
dime tho drifts are accumulating
he unused road, and each hour
ja new menaces to railroad men
and passengers alike.
metimes oven the rotary plow haa
. ii known to be caught Ju a snow
Icadc. Ono Instance occurred in
Wyoming. An engineer who had a ro
.y plow on ahead and who was mak
?. , good progress during a fierce snow
m was compelled to run back a few
in is for water. Instead of taking tho
rotary with him he uncoupled and ran
bli engine back, and in the moantimo
: tho snow gathered so fast over the
(racks that ho was unable to fight his
i wa / back to tho plow. Such Instances
? Ari rare, however, and aro only owing
ho oversight of some trainman, for
? fi rotary snowplow with suflicicnt pow
r behind it can eat its way through
' .. .OBt anything in the shape of drifts.
New York Tribune.
How Slie Fell.
.s.:r8. Black-Sam Johnson dono loft
wife 'bout alx mont's ago.
..;r. Black-Do Bbc fink he am neb
li comin' back?
! "Waal, abe joBt bcglnuln' to nab
Iii .. CB."-Smart Set
A good prescription
5 cent packet ia enough for usual fe
ns. Thc family bottle 50 cunts con*
a supply for a year. All druggists
AT TIIlO OLD STAND
.MI.i l Prepared to fill nt Short Notice
- Orders for -
Cypress and White fl'i no
Sash, Hoers and BlindB,
AT BOTTOM Pincus,
V Boll no shoddy work, or mirwfita.
S!) ipa on MoColl ni root near rcnidenco.
S. K\ POWERS,
Jnn 31, 1898 Bennettsville, S. 0.
V, '.v? Texas-Wood Oottou Seed.
This is to certify that we, the un
dereigued, have been planting the F.
S. Stubbs famous Texas Wood Cotton
Seed, selected from choice stalks', and
we find the cotton to be exactly as
represented by him. Ii is the equal,
if not superior, to any variety of cot
ton that wo have ever planted.
C. M. Weatheily,
J. F, Breeden,
J. B. Green,
J. A. Drake,
J. A. Edens,
J. T. Clark
I planted some of the "Improved
Cottonseed" Bold by F. S. Stubbs|
and I am well pleased with them.
C. S. McCall.
Use nothing but Heinz pure
white wino and cider vinegar for j
sale by W. M. Rowe.
Beautiful Sea Shells Free
Since coming South I have received
, numerous induiries for sea shells, and
now please say to your readers that I
have been living on the seashore, and
have made a fine collection of lovely
shells from our own shore, the coral
reefs and the West India Islands, and I
that I will send a dozen different
kinda, no two alike, and a dozen scar
let sea peas to any one who sends a
j stamp to pay the postage. Any ono
j is welcome to send, as I have plenty
for all. Mrs. F: A, "Warner,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
ESTATK E. n. STANTON.
JLIi persona having dalma ngoinat tho
catato of-Evande H. Stanton, "doe'd,
I aro hereby notified to poraont tho same to
j tho undersigned duly atteated within the
time required by law, and all indebted aro
requested to arrango tho ea mo at onoo.
JAMES T. STANTON, E='r.
December 4, 1902.
Supplement to Ordinance to Baise |
Supplies for Tear Ending April
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Alder
men ot the Town of Bennettsville and 1
by authority ot the same, That the fol
lowing taxes be and the same are hereby |
levied and shalt be paid into the Treasu.
of the Town of Bennettsville for the
use of said Town, in addition to the an
nual tax assessed to raise supplies for
J general expenses for year ending April
Sec. I. That five cents be levied on'
I every One Hundred Dollars of the as
j sessed valne ol real and personal proper
I ty to pay the interest due on Electric
Light Bonds on January ist 1903,
j accordance with ordinance ot said Town
providing for same, which taxes must be
paid on or before January ist 1903, and
I on all taxes not paid by that time a pen-^
I altv of so per cent will be added and I
Done aini ratified in Council this 3
day of Oct,, A; JO02.
G".*S. .McCAlJj, Mayor.
? Fino Farm containing 660 aceres, 50
aores cleared. Good water, Dwelling and
ont bouses, balan?a well timbered. 3} '
I milos from St. Paula and 4} miles from
j Capo Fear Biver, Presbyterian, Methodist,
?and Baptist churches within onoto 3i
j milca. For farther information address
W. B. Burns,
St Paula, Bobeaon Co,
Nov 27, 1902. N. 0.
LAND FOR SALE!
C0TT0NADE FARM, e '?>m
Fayetteville. Turnpike half way and
I soon to bo extended. Contains 2cco acres
with 300 under cultivation. Includes a two
j story dwelling, kitchen, atables, barnB, a
I commissary and a number of out houses,
and a (superintendent'n houso. Alao, a flue
pond and mill site and a fish-pond. Qood
water. Netted last year between $1200
and $1500-haB netted aa much $4,000.
For further particulars apply to
R. L. WILLIAMS,
January 1$, 1903.
Fayetteville, N. C.
Three Barbers 1 Three Chairs 1
SALOON ON MARION STREET.
EASY CHAIRS, CLEAN SHAVES
BEST OF HAIR CUTS1
[Children receive special attention
either at the Shop at their house,
Your patronage Bplicited.
J. A. GRACE, Barler.
BENNETTSVILLE, B. O.
NOTICE OF DISCHARGE,
EST. J. B. HAMILTON.
^AV INC filed in the Probate Judge's
office of Marlboro county my fina
rei ?rn as Administratrix ol said estate
Notice is hereby given that I will apply
to said Court on the 24th day of Febru
ary 1903 for a final discharge as snch
Fannie D. Hamilton.
Jan. 24, 1903 Adm'x.
I Three Papers One Year Each, only 50c
Now Only 50 Cents A Year,
and includes absolutely free
I THE PARAGON MONTHLY, New York,
THE FARM JOURNAL, Philadelphia.
The Daily and Sunday Times,
including Farm Journal and Paragon
Monthly, Now only $3 per year.
Or 25 cts per month by mail.
Address THE TIMES,
I will pay a reward of $25 foi
I proof to convict tho party 01
Sarties who shot my setter dog
, linday night January 18th.
W. A. SPARKS.
"7Iiat some people yon Kuotr
Goods, Say about tho Exce
"1 bought an "Excelsior Cook Stove"
It not only performs well but requires les
I have been using the new 41 Excelsior
Co., tor 16 y ears, and it h?s always givei
Mrs COBB has just put in av
I regard the "Excelsior Cook Stoves
when in need of. a Cooker I endeavor t<
Mr. BRISTOW bought one froi
there was no agency in Bennetts
Tho "Excelsior Rango" bought o? you
These goods and al! k?llll Of
Bennettsville, S. C.
Costs Only 25 cen?
Or mall SC tenta to C.
Wa hnro handled Dr. Moffett'a TEETniN'A (Teolhln
toil trade u a proprietary medicino, ?ad oar tr&do In lt i
Eur amount to twa or tl: reo h u miro J uro ta per year, YT hie h I
firing to tho mother* of tho country, (or they tay nothli
bot ian or oreroomoi io quickly tho trouble? Incident to tc.
?TLANTIC COASTLINE RAILROAD
Baled Nov. 24, 1901:
TRAINS GOING SOUTH.
35 23 53 51
* * * *
Lo Florette 3 25 ? 55 9 i
Le Kiugstnio 9 01 ll'
Ar Unties i ?2 vi ^7 P.M. ? i 2
Le Lines 'I ?:: it 2T ,' (2 ll 2
Ar Ob i Heston ? 00 11 J "? ti L?0 ll
TRAINS GOING NORTH. |
7S 32 52 50
* * * * j
A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.
Le Charleston 7 00 5 20 6 00 4 20
Ar Lanes 8 31 G '15 8 15 GOG
Lc Laues 8 31 . 6 45 G OG
Lo Kingtree 8 47 '
Ar Florence 9 45 7 55 7 40
A.M. P.M. A.M? P.M.
* Daily except Sunday
No. 52 runs through to Columbia via
Central R. It. of S. C
Trains Nos 78 and 32 run via Wilson
and Fayetteville-Short Linc-and make
close oonncotion for all points North,
Trains on C. & D. Railroad leave Flor
ence daily, except Sunday, 10 05 a.m.,
airivo Darlington 10 30, Hartsvillc 1 55
p m, Cheraw a m, Wadcsboro 12 50 p m.
Leavo Florenco daily except Sunday al
8 00 pm. arrive Darlington 8 25 p ni,
Bcnneltsville 9 22 p m., Gibson 10 29 p m
Leave Florenoo Sunday only 10 05 a m,
arrive Darlington 10 30 a m.
Leave Gibson daily except Sunday G 05
a m., Bcnneltsville 7 15 a ni, arrive Dar?
lington 8 15 a m., leave Darlington 8 50
arrive Florence 9 15 a m.
Leave Wadcsboro daily except Sundaj
4 10 pm, Cheraw 5 15 pm, Darlington
6 29 p m. arrive Florence 7 00 p m.
Leave Hartsvillo 7 25 a m. Darliaglor
8 50 a m, arrive Florence 9 15 am.
H. M. EMERSON, Gen'l PaHB-Agcnfc.
J. R. KENLY, Gen'l Manager.
T. M. EMERSON, Trafilo Manager.
jpn AND YADKIH RAILROAD.
In offect November 24, 1901.
DAILY No. 53-Leave Wilmington 9.K
a. m., Duo Fayetteville 12.20 p
m. Leavo Fayetteville 12.42 p,
m. Arrive Sanford 1.58 p. m.
DAILY No. 52-Leave Sanford 3.05 p
m. Arrive Fayetteville 4 20 p n
Leavo Fayetteville 4 30 p. m.
Arrive Wilmington 7.15,
Train leaves Bcnneltsville 8.10 n. m
Maxton 9. 05, Red Springs 9.32, Parktoi
10.02, arrivo Fayetteville 11.10
Rclurnlnp/, leaves Fayetteville 4. 40 p
m., Hope Mills 5.00. Red Springs 5.35
Maxton G.16, arrive Bcnneltsville 7.15 p
Connection!) nt Fayetteville with trnii
No. 78, nt Maxton with t'?o Carolin
Central Ruilroad, nt Roil Springo with th
Rod Springo and Bowmore railroad, nt San
ford with tho Seaboard Air Lino, nt Gul
with tho Durham nnd Ohnrlotto Railroar
n. M. EMERSON, Gen PUBS. Agi
J. R. KENLY, Genornl Mnnnger.
T. M. EMERSON, Trafilo Manager.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Estato of Peter Stanton, Doa'd.
NOTICE is hereby given to all partit
holding claims nguinfit Peter Stantor
deccoBcd, lo prcpcnt them to tho under
signed dnly attested within tho time prc
scribed by law, and all indebted to sail
CBtato to make payment to Ibo samo.
WM. L. STANTON,
Debembcr 22, 1902.
, anti ivlio Iiavo Tested TJicso
laior Cook Stoves:
last Spring, I am well pleased with it.
s wood than any Stove I ever had.
GEO. M. WEBSTER.
Cook Stove" made by I. A. Sheppard &
i entire satislactlon.
Mrs J; G. W. COBB.
and Ranges" as good as the best, and
> get that make ol Stove.
A. J, BRISTOW.
ti a sister town, as until recently
gives entire satisfaction.
JAS. F. DAVID.
Hardware, Crockery, Paints, Oils
Next toW. P. Brenden's.
Di nrrh oe.i, D vs cn ? cry, and
thc Dowel Trouble! of
Children of Any Ago.
I Aids Digestion, Regulates
thc Bowels, Strengthens
c ni l?ficriricic tiic Child and Makes
S flt UniggMS, TEETHING EASY.
.I. MOFFETT. M. D" ST. LOUIS, MO.
ATLANTA. Oa., Nov. lu. 1900.
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Polite attention always assured
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JACKSON ?- ILA Tt'Ii EU.
_ ?i^?^d? v/hat you ??i*
TRESPASS HOT I OE.
^ LL persons ara hereby wnrned not to
trceuas3 in any manner upon lands bo
lonping to or in possession of tho uuder
! signed in Marlboro county cither hy walk-'
I ing, libbing, hunting, huulh.g, cutting, or
[allowing stock to zun at large.
JAMES A. MCDANIEL.
December t, 1902.
Digests what yo ta eal*
NOTICE TO CREDITORS, .
ESTAT? OP ELI T. COVINOTON, DEC'D.
NOTICE ia horeby given to nil porecriB
having claims against tho estate of Ell
T. Covington to present them to tho un
dersigned or her attorney, T. \Y. Bouchier;
and nil persons indebted to f.nid cstato are
hereby notified to make pnyraent to mc.
ELIZ4 COVINGTON, Adm'x.
Dec. iS, 190z.
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