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BEHNETTSYILLB, S. C.
BY S. A. BROWN * CO.
O/flceon Marion Street Opposite
Friday, February 19 1004.
Our Town Oorvernment.
MAYOR-P. A. Hodges
ALDERMEN-J. Frank Breeden, 0. S.
(Jnaffin, A. G. Sinclair, W. W. Pate.
CLERK & TREASURER-Milton Mc
Laurin. Office open daily.
POLICE-J. P. "David, H. C. Harper.
Marlboro County Offioera.
SHERIFF-J. B. Green
CLERIC OF GLEBE:-J. A. Drake # ?
JUDGE OF PBOBATB-M. MoLaurin
. CORONER-0.P. Covington
SUPERVISOR-M. E. Coward
S OPT. EDUCATION-W. L. Stanton
TREASURER-J* H. Thomas
AUDITOR-ChaB. I. Sherrin.
SENATOR-Chas. S. MaCall. .
REPRESENTATIVES-D. D. MoColl, Jr.
j. P. Bunoh, Welcome Quick.
MAGISTAXES-C D. Eastorling, T. L
II. L. MoLaurin, MoColl
John A. Calhoun. Clio,
W. J: Atkinson, Blenheim,
D, D. Stubbs, BrightBvdle,
W. W. Irby, Smithville.
Directory of Bcmicttsvillc Lodgeo
CONSOLIDATED LODGE NO. 15, K. or
P., meets every second and fourth Moo
day nights at 7.30 o'olock.
J. T. Dudley, C. 0.
C. D. Easterlies, IC of R. & 8.
MARLBORO LODGE NO. 88, meeta at
Bcncettsville, Friday evening, on or bs?
fore eaoh full moon at 8 o'clock
J. F. Kinney, W. M.
H. E. Stockton, Secretary.
Gvuniy jua?vinv Directory.
MARLBORO CHAPTER NO. 30 R. A.
M., meets at Bennettsvillo on the second
Friday of eaoh month.
J. F. Kinney, B. P?
H. E. Stockton, Secretary.
EUREKA LODGE NO. 43, A, .?*F. M..
meeta at MoColl, oaoh Saturday after*
Boon, before the full mop'v, a t 4 o'clock.
AURORA LODGE, NO. 33, A. F. M.,
meets at Clio.5at/urday on or after eaoh
fa!! moon ?.??Mfo'olook, p. m.
D. H. Everett, W. M.
har ich tilie ?hur ]- Directory
METHODIST-T. E. MOR.as, P. 0.
Sunday Behool 3 JU m. Preaching at
11.00 a. m. ana i.ou p-iu. Prayer meet
ing W? ioesdtiy ??cuing at 8.00 o'olock.
3uporii:teotient Sut lay 9choo!, Phil. A.
BA?Tiat-Rov. Rufus Fen). Paul >r.
Sunday school at lo.titj. PraaohioK un
ittmt iron . i-?* r.r.'T r<Ort.in Pr'ivi-?
ll a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Prayer meeting
Thursday 5 p. ra. Soats freo. Stranger?
cordia?y invited. Sunday school every
Sunday IO a. m. Superintendent, J. T.
Dudley. All parents and children made
welcome at tho school.
EPIBOOPAX- - Hov. O. W. Boyd, Beotor.
..reaohing every i'.-.cond and fourth Sunday
m., and ? 7.30 p. m. Sunday
,30 a.'m. Dr. J. A. Foison,
y Ohurch Directory.
Hie Circuit Appointments
J. W. ABIAILL, p. c.
.?.LL*, nx, Pine Grove*
3 p. m., Smyrna.
. Sunday, ll a. m. MoColl.
3 p. tjb, Beauty Spot.
Third Sunday-ll ?, in., Pine Grove,
3 p. in, Smyrna?
Fourth Sunday, ll a. m. MoColl.
3 p. m. Beauty Spot.
- Blenheim Circuit Appointments.
ERV. W. B. BAKER P. O.
Finit Sunday, Hebron ll a.m.
Ebonezer 3i30 p. m.
Second Sunday, Parnassus 11 a.
Zion 3.30 p. m.
Third Sunday, Hebron ll a.m.
Ebenezer 3.30 p. m.
Fourth Sunday Parnassus ll a. m.
Zion 3.30 p. m.
Clio Circuit Appointments.
BEV. A. T. DUNLAP, P. C.
Clio-Preaching e\cry jonday morning
at ll o'clock. Epworth League Sun
day night at 8 o'clock. Sunduy fcchooi
Rt-JO a. m. W. A nh)8haw, Supt.
Prayer, meeting Monday ojgh? at 8.
Beulah -Preaching ovcry Sunday aft at
4 o'clock-. Sunday Bohool at 3. R.
North Marlboro Circuit.
R V. T. L. BLVIN, P. c.
: First Bnuday, Oak Grove, 10 a. m.
Pleasant Bill 12 noon,
Now Hope, 4 p..tn.
Second Sunday, Shiloh if a. m.
Ebenezer 4 p, m.
Third Sunday, New Ilona n a. m.
Pleasant Bili 4 p. m.
Oak Grovo, 7 30 p. m.
Fourth Sunday, Ebenseor 11 a m.
?huon, 4 p, m.
HE Business recently known as the
LIO NOVELTY MANUFOTU
will hereafter bo known as
with .F. H. IVEY
for doing ail
Mr, W. P. Early of Darlington
spent last Friday in town
Mr. D. D. McUoll, Sr.. went
to Baltimore Saturday evening
Marvin Moore of Lester spent
8 days last week in Wilmiugton
Mi6s Lola David visited at Free
State last week
. Messrs, Fred Douglas and John
Watson spent Sunday at Free
Mrs. Wm Usher of Lester fell
on the ice one day last week and
broke her arm
Bishop Coke Smith passed
through Saturday night on his
way to Columbia
Mr. George W. Bullard of
Brightsville was down Friday
Mr. Frank Beard of Petersburg
Va./spent Tuesday with his bro
ther G. V. Beard.
Mr. Meyer Mittle left Monday
for the northern markets to pur
chase his spring stock
Mrs. John Thomas spent sev
eral days last week with rela
tives in Hebron and Red Hill
Mr W. F. Driggers of Red
Hill was in town Friday and called
No speciol news at Mandeville
Mrs. Marian Webster of Wil
mington ip visiting her father
Mr. A- Y. Moore at Lester
Ivir. D. W. McCall of Red Bluff
was up Monday and called. No
special news in his section
Mr. Zack T. Pearson of Smith
ville was down Friday and called
Zack is a hustling good farmer
Miss Louise M. McIntyre of
Bethel Academy, Va., is visiting
her grand-father Col. R. C. Mc
Miss .Bertie Brasington return
ed Friday from a visit to her sis
ter Mrs. Fred McLaurin at Che
Messrs G. T. and L. H. Eas
terling of the ^Beauty Spot sec
tion were in town Friday-no
Mtf^Henry Crosland left Sat
iy?*aay by the Seaboard for the
*n or th ern markets to purchase
C. M. Weatherly's spring stock
Mr Marion Bowyer, who was
called home by the sickness and
death of his mother Mrs. Carolina
Bowyer, returned to his post
now in Georgia Monday evening.
Mr. James S Liles of Brights
ville was down Monday. We
were glad to learn of the improved
condition of his brother Mr. B.
I. Liles who has been quito sick
Died at the home of bis son Ander
son Rye in Adamsvilie on Friday
moruimr Fe.bunrv 12ih 1904, nOer n
short illness, Mr. James Rye- aged
I Ni/ l\jc- retired Thursday Light iu
jhiaufcuul hen,iii. ?iud was found dead
io his ted Friday morning by his
j POO, vi hu went to cai. him. Mr Rye
tive-of Scotland county and
rvn to live with his son last
o as to get good attention in
ige. His last illness was heart
minina were taken to Scot
land county Saturday for burial. He
leaves a devoted wife, three sons and
three daughters, and a host of rela
tives and friends to mourn his loss.
Died at his home in this town oe
Wednesday morning, alter a short
illness of heart trouble, Mr. Clifford
Joye-an old esteomed citizen of the
ante bellum sort-loved and liked by
everybody. The funeral eervices were
held at Oak Ridge cemetery Thursday
morning conducted hy Bev. Bunyan
McLeod of the Presbyterian church.
St. Valentines Day.
The 14th this year hit on Sun
day, but the boys began work
as early as Friday and some
were as late as Tuesday getting
out these compliments of the
season, Tho "craze" was comic,
and where the fun came in is
known only to the senders.
Passed Over the River
News has been receiyed that
Mr. R. S. Powell, remembered
in Bennettsville as a "Stencil
Cutter" and who did a lot of
work here during his stay, mak
ing emblems, Key rings, checks
and charms, died a few days
ago at his home in Reidsville,
Change in Business.
.I have associated with myself in the
Furniture business my son FTOKES
WADDILL. We solicit the pntronnge
of buyers in our line and guarantee
Feb 18, 04 Geo W. Wtuldill.
The famous Goodyear Apple Farm,
near Waynesville, N C . is now owned
by John Ferrion, Esq., who said;
..King's Wild Cherry and Tar is the
best ("ough Medicine It is pleasant
anti ifleectixe, and I would not he with,
out it, Lven a slight cold is not a
thing < 1 no monent jt may end in ca
tarrh or pneumonia. Keep the breath
ing apparatus open and clean All dis?,
easts of the throat and bronchial
tubes arc cured quick'y anti pleasant
ly by Dr. King's Wild Cherry and Tar.
25c , no cure no pay. Sold by Uen
neitsviUe Drug Co..
Bixby. N C ,- 'I know that Lee's
Remedy is thc best I ever tried. I
think it a God-sent ? remedy in my
home, I have been trou^ded with head
ache from a child. but Le?^? Headache
Remedy is the best ot aHL So will
say to my headache sufTerclB< "Try
this great remedy and be convinced. '
MRS. T. C. ALLEN.
Sold by Bennettsville DriisiL'o.
"OWN AND COUNTY NEWS.
- Next Tuesday is "Washing
- Don't forget the road tax is
due before March 1
- Just one more mouth of win
ter and shivering weather.
- We retara thanks to Mr. J.
Av Hayes of McColl for favors
- To-morrow is the last day
to make tax returns without the
.- We ask attention to Mr.
Moody's offer on White Leghorn
- You know it's cold, says
Jake, when the eggs froze and
- The shad fisheries will be
gin this week if the hands can
- Mr. J. L. Odom of Lester
had some choice sweet potatoes
in market Tuesday
Very best can corn only
10c at Claude Moore's.
- Henry says the bad is always
mixed with the good; 1904 will
be a good fruit year and sickly ,
- Colds, grip, rheumatisn and
pneumonia have all followed in
the wake of the bad weather we
have been having.
- We are glad to learn that
Mr. James Liles has cabbage
plants to sell as soon as the wea
ther will permit setting out-say
first week in the next month
Okra and tomatoes only
10c at Claude Moore's.
- A little menagerie made up
of Coons, Rabbits O'Possums,
Roosters, Snakes, Ground Hogs,
Guinea pigs, &c. spent last week
- Mr. Jasper Fletcher of
Adamsville basan advertisement
in another column about choice
Plymouth Rock Eggs. He offers
them cheaper thau au y yet offer
ed. Read his "ad" and write him
- Mr. H. H. Hubbard of
Brightsville has 40 head or hogs
and pigs for sale, . also a young
cow with second calf
War Pipes aud Smokers Supplies in
endless variety can be found Kt J. T
Douglas & Bro.
iW^ New crop shreded Raisins,
Currants, Citron &c. at
W. M. Rowes.
- H. J. Heinz's Co., prepared
mince meat, cranberry sauce and
apple butler for sale at
W. M. Rowe's.
- The best cook you can have
now is one of those new stoves
at Percy Moore's
A full line of .II J. Heinzs Co.
Pickles Preserven, Ketcl upe, * ..
ces, Jellies &G? at
W. M. Rowe's. I
Rca! good green colFoe 8?Ho 12$ |
els at W. M. KbWQrs. j
Just received a large lot of NEW
LOADED SHELLS of all kind.
At W. M. ROWE'S.
LOST-On the Hebron road be
tween Bennettsyillo and Coningham
creek on Mondry Inst, a Ladies tS'aek
Velvet Hat, trimmed in blue and pink
ribbon and black birds. 1 live in tb e.
first ho use on the east side o( Cotting
ham bridge, and will appreciate the
return of the hat, or infoimalion lead
iog to its recovery.
Feb 18, 04. " Hattie Moore.
Another Mile Tost Passed.
Mr. A. Y. Moore* of Lester, cele
brated his 90th birthday ou Sunday
last. All but two of hu children were
able to be with him-Cleveland is in
the Philippines and Whiteford is in
Fire nt tho X Roads.
We regret to learn that the residence
of Mr. James Weatherford, who has
been living in the Kev. McAlister
house near the Reynolds X Ronds, on
t^e road to Blenheim, was aecideutly
burned Monday night, with every
thing in it-the family escaping with
the clothes they had on. He is a hard
worker and his friends deeply sympa
thize with him in his. heavy loss.
Which usually commences with cold
m head, Hay Fever, rapidly inlccts rhc
mucous membrane ol the throat, and
leads to graver complications, unless
promptly attended to. We recommend
King s Sarsaparilla Internally to puri
fy the blood, and direct treatment with
Dr. King's Catarrh Remedy (a douche
comes with each bottle), lt gains a
foothold from which it is hard to dis
lodge. With treatmect ol these two
medicines any ordinary case will
yield quickly-the very worse cases
will he greately relieved. The price,
St.oo.- three for $250, and guaranteed,
Sold by Henneittsvillc Drug Co.,
Lettora addressed to tho following limned
doraons remain uncalled for at tho po&t
ofilec in Bonncttfivillc :
Deri.?ra Glover, Sammy Ulm.
Misses Lily A. Webb, Lovina Jack
son, Mrs S. M. Carter.
Nothing gives as large returns in
proportion to space covered aud labor
expended as a well kept strawberry
bed p anted in really choice varieties.
Let all in need of plants read ad of
Continental Plant Co , in this issue.
They offer also all kinds fruit trees
The Continental Plaut Co., Kittreil
N. C., aro Ibo shippers of strawberry
planta in the world. All desiring to
grow this 1 scions fruit should write
for their full catalogue. 'Ikey offer
als.) all kinds fruit tress. Seo their nd.
RELIGIOUS If OTES.
Rev. 0. W. Boyd filled bia apnoint>|
ment at St. Paul's Episcopal church
Bishop Ellison Capers ia expected
to visit St Paul's Episcopal church on
the 16th hf March
Service at Presbyterian church next j
Sunday morning and evening. Coller* :
tiou Sunday night for Thornwel] Or
phanage. - j
. Tho Epworth League Pray or meeting I
u held every Wednesday evening in the
Sum! ay Babool room of tho Mc th odie t j
church at 3 o'clock. The public invited.
Prayer meeting ut Presbyterian cburoh |
Thursday afternoon at 5 p. m.
Tho hour for evening services at thc |
t churches ia now 7.30 o'clock.
Prayer meeting at the Baptist ohoroh j
every Thanda/ evening ut 7.30. .
Prayer ueetiog at the Methodist charol
every Wednesday at 3.30 p. m.
The hoar for Sunday Behool at thc I
Mothodist church has been changed to j
3.30 o'clock in the afternoon.
Marion Missionary Institute.
Dillon, S. C., Feb 15, 04.
Bennettsville, S. C.
Please publish the following
resolutions passed by the Mis
sionary Institute of Marion Dis
trict held at Marion Feb 12, 19
Resolved: That this Mission
ary Institute insist upon it that
the pastors of Marion ^District
See that each Sunday School in
their respective charges be or
ganized into a Missionary So
ciety auxilliary to the Parent
Board, and that collections be
taken once a month.
Resolved: That these r?solu-j
tions be published in the county
papers of the District as well as]
in the S. C. Advocate.
Signed W. C. Power,
A. T. Dunlap,
Geo C. Leonard, Sec'y.
MARION DISTRICT APPOINTMENTS.
FinsT RouHn-E. P. TAYLOC, P. B
Bonnettaville ot, Pine Grove, Feb 6, 7.
Benuettsvitio & MoColl Mille. 7 p. m. 7, 8
Olio and Beulah, at Beulah Feb 13
North Marlboro, Ebenezer, Feb 27, 28.
Brightaville, Bo;, kin 3.30 p m. 2S, 29
Blenheim ct, Parnassus, Moh 5th.
Bennc'ttevillo Sta, Mob, 5, 6.
BrownRvillo, Ot., Bethlehoiro, Heh, 12, 13
Escapod an Awful Fa to
Mr. H. Unggine of Molbourno, Fla ,
writes, "My doctor told mo I bad Oon
Huiiiption aud nothing could be doue for
mo. I waa pivon up to die. Tho offor of a
free trial bottle ot Dr. Kiog's Fow Disoov
cry for Consumption, induced me to try it
Resalta were startling. I am now on thc I
rend to rennvorv and own all to Kin!.''K I
Now Discovert', Ul. ir Huvod iuy life."
This groat eur?, ts Rutr?ote?rl nil 'liven'
and lung d?Bfn'oi by J. T. pjuglaa .fe Fri'.
Druggists. Prit? 560.and ?:J.OJ Trial bot
Wedding at Society Hill.
Major Jonathan J. Lucas bas
issued invitations announcing the
marriage of his daughter, Miss
Bessie Wilds Lucas, to Mr. Roder
ick Steward Mciver on Wednes
day eveninrr. at Trinity church
Society Hill? S. C.
FOR S A Li S3.
Tsvo n'ce young Milk Cows
willi first, calf. Well broken.
One >jf thom a full blood Jersey
(Jeo W. Wadt?ill.
Feb 16, 1904
r.KTTKit TUAN OOLD
"I was troubled for several yeats with
oh run io indignation aud nervous debility,-'
writes F J. G.cen, of Lnnoaster, N. H.
"No remedy helped me antill began using
Electric Hitters, which did mo moro good
than all thc medicines I evor used. Thuy
have also kept my wife in excellent health
for years Sho raye Electria Bitters arc
lust splendid for female troubla^ that they
are a grand tonie and iiuigorutwr for weak
run down women. No othet medicine e in
take its placo ia our family.'' Try them.
Only 50c. Satisfaction guaranteed by J.
T. Dougkts & Bro.
NBAUI.Y FonPEiTB His LIFK.
A runaway almost ending fatally, started
a horrible ulcor on the leg of J. B Omer,
Franklin Grove, 111. For four years it de*
tied all doctora and nil remedien. Bat Buck?
jon's Arnica Sa'vo had no tronblo to caro I
him. Equally good for Burrs, Bruiaos,
Skin Eruptions uud Piles 250 at J, T.
Douglas & Bro Drug Storo.
The Atlanta Constitution and!
Democrat one year for $1,75.
The Democrat and the Semi
weekly Atlanta Journal one year
Thc Democrat and McCall's
Magazine-an excellent Lady's
Book for ?1.50
Tho Sunny South and the Dci.io-|
erat for only ?1.50
Ouros Blood Poison, Carmor, Uloors, Ea
zenia, Carbunclos, Kto. Modiotno Freu.
Robert Ward, Maxoy's, (Ja., suya: "I
suffered from blood poison, my hoad, fuco I
and shoulder were one masa of corruption,
aches iii hones and joints, huming, itch
ing scabby skin; was nil run down aud
discouraged, hut Botanic Blood Balm
cured mc perfect)]*, healed all (ha sores
and gave my skid tho rich glow of health.
Blood Buhn put new lifo into my blood,
and newamhiiioti into my brain." (Jeo.
A. Williams, ltoxbury, face covered with]
pimples, chronic ap;o on back ol'^ head,
suppurating swelling on nock, eating ul
cer on leg, hone pains, itching akin,
cured perfectly hy Botonic Blood Balm
sores all hoaled, Botanic Blood Balm
cures all malignant blood troubles shel
as eczema, t-cubs and Foale?, pin:pie
running nore?, iVnrbunolca, sore fa! a, oto
Especially advisca>for all obMr.mui
that havo react?" tho Bfccoml or?hr.
stage. Druegi|t? $1- To proy?.it cures
sam nhl of lUtiCd Balm senMrod ?.id pre
, are daily receiving fresh Installments]
Wo lare Boom Suits im Oak
from $f?-50 to $76.
We try to keep Everything in the Fur
niture Line, and will order ot close mar
gi? anything not in Stock.
We are as anxious to please as we are to sell.
Will sell Everything on its merits, and will notj
misrepresent our goods, and stand ready at all]
times to remedy any errors.
?-. W. Waddill & Son.
February 18. 1904.
>V f^p ? HC?RSES AMD MU LE S OM LY
For sui* by SMITH NEWTON, Bennettsville, S. O
MCCOLL DRUG CO., Mccoll, S. C.
USURE YOUR PROPERTY AGAINST LOSS
?HIE M?O 1)1 Vi STORMS.
OME, abd generally when leant ?jcpoc'.cd; therefore, it 5s
? > protect yourself ugaiust losa by Insuring your Bwcllings,
r .' und Cotton Gins, Stores h^d Sl?ckt) of vt(;roiia.idi?>e, in |
8ij . lac O?|npninca nuine? .below. Ir' you will tv]) uti lue nt iny
offic?: c'v?V l'f?(ottr3 National B<nk, Beunotl-itiHe, or write nie a>t Bennetts-j
vi1' 1 lei ruo iii-.'.k-e you rate, you fill ho surprised lo l;now howl
Q$i ?U? to secura ?Ht? PROTECTION*
ipani?a represented by rae are as follows;
u! m & Globe, of Liverpool
?.??.- r ? t Xii,
! . .ord, Conn.,
ircautilo, of London and
' . w York,
. America, Philadelphia,
Business in any section of tho County.
DJUSTED AND PROMPTLY PAID.
Southern Stock Mutual, G reena boro,
Bowthorn Underwriter*, Greensboro,
Hanover, of New York,
Niagara, of Ne? York,
Philadelphia Underwriters, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, of Philadelphia,
Firo Association, Philadelphia,
Equitable, of Charleston, 8. G.
Gorman, of Froeport, Ul.,
Quean Ins. Co., of America, K. Y.
Georgia Uorae, Columbus, Ga.,
British Apiaries, Toronto, Canada.
ALL LOSSES I
A. J. BRISTOW, AGT
?sennettsvi?le, S* C.
TO WORRY, BUT COME RIGHT ON TO
IF YOU -XKT^WJ?
)ods, Clothing, Shoes, N otions ?*
And Fancy Groceries.
Vater Ground MEAL and HOMINY a specialty.
I line in each Department and will (ill your Wants in each
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
to Town call and see us. Phone orders in town delivered
id satisfaction guaranteed.
(lill and *ee ns-Near Douglas1 Drug Store,
?terptik? at Clio. i
ey has added a
M is Novelty Works
to lia ?I the demand for
and hominy at all
5 him yoiir orders
. gi tarantee good ser
Tho lins! ol : ?ons.
Mr. )' *? r gesis opening a car
. du rabi o wagons-ono ami
one of them guaian
. any defect in matorial
i>r w?rra?osliip. _
r Afflicted ?
Ui.< UT; ia nhsolutely guaranteed
If ( i:r Ulcers, Ringworms, Eccema
Itch, I n am! chronic skin diseases
Bond 85 cont? and get a pnekage by
i M.* m tia aurea and sold by
R. .? DOZIER, M. D.
Lumberton, N, C.
. > of Oood
mylor cuUivaliom tho
ind timber, for?shioh
. f.r.o- ai d. Siiuatt-? \ur
rn/a?- is form
Tho Largest Stock in the" World
Nearly 100 Varieties.
All tho choice, ihiRcious kinds, for the
Gr.idon and Fancy Market. Also ?hu,,
ping varictios. Also Fruit Treos of nil
kind* to growers at wholesale rules Wc
will save you half in planting an orchard
Bowbcrrios, Asparagus, Rhubarb. Grupo
Our 120 pngo Manual,
free to buyer?, enables
everybody to grow them
with success and ptof?t.
All plants paoked to carry acro??? thu
contincDt fresh as when dug. Illustrated
cataloguo free. Spooify if you want eula*
logua of Shipping Var it ?ea or Fancy Gar
CONTINENTAL PLANT CO.
K1TTRELL. N. C.
IEL TP. HOOIX.
13 for only 50 cents home de
livery-10 ots extra for packing
nd delivering t^lSspress office.
Colton tho Lilfeblootl ol Commerce In
Till? Coi: a try.
Cotton I? the most Important ?ber
known to mau and baa becu grown
and utilized longer thnn any other tex
tile plant. The ancient inhabitants of
India and other Asiatic peoples wore
cotton fabrics before tho days of Abra
Cotton Is by far tho moat important
commercial crop grown In this country. |
As evidence of thia fact, observe how i
eager all commercial bodies ami even j
individuals aro for Information regard- j
lng tho cotton crop every year, and all j
the year round; how they watch the
weather for favorable and unfavorable I
indications, how they scan tbe~ dally
papei-8 for crop reports and cotton
prices, how muny of them combine and
pinn with true commercial sagacity to
bull.or bear the prices that they may
buy the farmers' crop? at a low and
sell at a high price, and how helpless
the cotton growers are to prevent these
speculative raids of financial sharpers.
When a calamity threatens the cotton
crop how anxious these men of com
merce become lest the goose that lays
tho golden eggs be killed or so badly
crippled as to censo laying their eggs
for the commercial gathering, aud how
combinations are hold and the boll
worm, the boll weevil and Uf? favora
ble or unfavorable seasons are discuss
ed; how chambers of commerce and cot
ton exchanges nre wrought up concern
ing any threatened calamity to the cot
That cotton Is the lifeblood of com
merce, think of ?300,000,000 annually
paid to farmers for cotton ind thc seed
thereof and that usually after leaving
the hands of the producers lt becomes
still more valuable, and then think of
the wealth Invested in manufacturing
this great staple and the enormous val
ue of tho finished product, which ls
many times thu value ol' thc raw prod
Tho stock of cotton held nt thirty
three Interior towns on Nov. 0, accord
ing to estimate of thc department of
agriculture, amounted to 847,250 bales.
On the same date in VM2 the amount
held nt same towns was 528,834 bales.
Probably the child l3 not boin and
nover will be who will Eoe American
low middling colton s?U, ns heretofore,
at 5 cents per pound. Wc have quit
growing five cent cotton.-Toxns Farm
In No Dancer,
It Is no secret that some of those who
have paid the biggest prices for pure
bred live stock in the west are in finan
cial difficulties. They have "loaded
up" with high priced animals mid can
not sell except nt a heavy sacrifice.
They have tied up their capital, and
more, too, In stock which they bought
at inflated prices. A pure bred animal
ls the same as any other investment.
Its value must come at last to thc br.Hls
of what it can pay its owner. On this
'bnuls a good many fancy bred animals
have sold too high In the past three
years. But there aro few men who
have paid more than the animals were
worth because there are comparative
ly few live stock breeders who ort not
conservative business men. The in
dustry ls in no danger from such spec
ulators. In fact, most stockmen err
on the other side and are not willing
to pay what a pure bred animal ls
really worth to them.-National Stock
.\ Mmji'.y RTlitte Steady !Wiv? l?i?r?e.
\\ i-.eii sawing wood it ls a matter of
considerable work to get out tito pieces,
mortis? and Qt thorn together to make
un urdi?me Hawhpl'bO. i'hc olio allow tl
In thc cut from New England Home
stead can be built lu twenty minutes
If one has some strips of hardwood
A QUICKLY MADE SAWHORSE.
board at hand of the proper width.
The crosspieces arc firmly nailed to
gether, and six strips of the same
board put on to strengthen and hold
the ends in place. Such a horse will
prove very rigid and serviceable.
'?Cay and Gutter" Turpentining-.
In a bulletin published last spring by
thc bureau of forestry the claim was
made that the experiments with the
new cop and gutter system of turpen
tining had resulted In an increase ever
the old boxing system of 23 per cent In
the amount of the product extracted.
This figure has now been raised to
more thnn 30 per cent. In other words,
Dr. Hetty's system, when universally
adopted In the south, will have raised
the turpentine production of this coun
try by more than a third, provided the
Rame number of trees nre used, and it
not only causes a grent increase in the
amount of turpentine produced, but lt
la a most Important factor In saving thc
pine forests of thc south.
Sprendlner Mimnre In 'Winter.
In winter I usually aim to haul ma
nure once or twice a week, depending
somewhat on the weather, says a Ru
ral New Yorker writer. There is more
time to do it, the ground is usunlly sol
id, and If the spring nnd summer
should be dry the manure spread In
winter will not burn the crop. On lev
el land, and especially sod, I think the
loss ls very sUght.
A FREE PATTERN jfc
.Toni own selection) to OTerr out*
farther. Only ? -.eua a year.
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lijlont i drMimtkinf econom?as tfanev
Wt* ; hcuiehoU liintt; Action, etc tuV
?crlb* to-ttky, or, tend jw. (or Inuit e?p?.
Leay ?ginn wanltd. Send for tirol.
StylUh, Retinole, Simple, Up-to
ttate, Kennon!?cal and Abiolutalr
Perfect-Fitting Papor Patterns.
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H. H- NiEAVTON,
Attorney at Law,.
Planters National Bank Dullii'ng,
Practice" in State and Ftderui Courts,
Attorney (or the Planten National Bank
and Union Savings Dank.
HKKNETTSVILLB, ?o. GA.
ATTORNEYS AT Ti AW,
rgl AV. BOUCHIER,
Ji . Altoruoy at Law,
Bonncttsvillo, S. 0.
Office on Darlington street near Posta
I Telegraph office. January, 1899.
Attorney at Lnw ?nd
Office in Court HOUBQ.
JE. C. mORRISONj
Elect* isian . - Machinist,
BOX 57 FLORENCE, S. C.
Uontruc?or for Electrical wntk and dealer
in'Eleetticd supplies. Hot Air Pump
ing Endues mi t GJ3 Engines installed.
Pipe Gitiing and general maohtuo work.
August 20, 1U03.
NSURE YOUR COTTON GINS
against 1<-PS hy fire. Rules reason?
able i 1 best of Companies. Call on
or address ( iflice over National "Bank)
A. J. BRISTOW, Agt.
Bonneltaville, S. C.
OifPiOE ov AUDI ron M .uti.KOKO Co.,
BunnettHv?le, Nov. 30, 1903.
NOTICE ia hereby giyen that thia Offlco
will bo ?pen from ir-t dav of January
to 20th doy ot February 19/?:? for tho par=
pono of receiving tho returns of tho Tax
payord cf Marlboro county. Ail persona
having properly ia their poDC-esaion, aa
owner, or bolder, or hmband, parent, guar
diau, truHteo, bdminietrator, accountin
offleer, njrent, attorney or factor, on tho ififc
day of January iooi, aro required to li?t
thc Ramo for taxation within tho timo reg
qnircd by law, or incur th.- pcunliy of 50
per cent., which attucbeR in oa?o of failure
to do BO. Plcafio talco notice also that any
improvement!! o.t real estate should bo re?
turned at tba p.um; time.
Tho Poll Tax of Ono Dollar ia levied on
all persona botweon tho ngea of 21 and 60
yearn, except persona who aro maim and
unable to carn a support.
The Auditor or an assistant will attend
at thu following plnccR in thc county on
the days named for thc convenience of tho
Bed Hill, CO?C-'S Store, Jan. nj 1904
Red Hill, Blenheim, Jauuary 12th
Brownsville, ?riatow'a Store, " 13th
Hebron, Hanler'a Store, " i.;th
Clio, " 15th
itcu Bluff, Factory SJcro^. " -JCt?
Mc'OVJI, '"* . ' '! Wot??
t'l.tlim, ?* ' 21KB
Adurusvillo, N'.wtorivill;, " a2d
'trlghtavillo, Goodwin's Milla, " 23rd
Brightsvilln, Quiok'a Storo. " 25th
Smithville, Grafjt'a Milla, ?? 26th
Smithville, KollockV, ?' 27th
My cflioe in Bnnncttfvillo will bo opou
during tho time prescribed by law, from
January ist to Fobruary 20th 1904, whore
parties in Benncttsvillc and thaso failing
to make returns at tho abovo named placea
can Lo accommodated. . ..?
C I. SHERHILL,
Auditor Marlboro County.
Town Tax Notice
'OTTCE is hereby given that tbe
Books for tho collection of Town
Taxes 13 open nod will remain open until
the 31st day of December 1903, ofter
which time they will bc closed and tho
penalty added on all tases unpaid,
loets on the $100 lor curren* expenses,
21 els on tho $100 to pay Int. on lt. R,
5 els on the $100 ?a a sinking fund to
rotire R. R. bonds.
14 cts on the $100 to pay Int. on Electric
4 cts ou thc $100 aa a sinking fund to
? retiro Elect rio Light.Bonds.
Total lor all purposes 50 cents'on tko
Clerk and Treas.
SPECIAL NOTICE 1
AVING secured ihc services of a
_ good man, 1 am prepared to put
dosvn and pull up pumps. Satisfaction
guaranteed. Orders len ot tither Hard
ware atoro will be promptly ol tended fd.
mch 12, 1903. P. C Emanuel
Three Barborsl Three Chairs I
Ever y titi tig First' Class.
SALOON ON MARION STREET.
EASY CHAIRS, CLEAN SHAVES
BEST OF HAIR CUTS 1
Children re?oive special attention
ei'her at the Shop at their house,
Your patronago solicited,
J. A. GRACE, Barber.
BENNETX8VILLE, 8. O.
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