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BENNETTSVIIJIJE, S, C.
Friday, Jan. 24, 1008
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Senator T. I. Rogers spent Sun
day and Monday at home.
Miss Nancy Edens returned from
a visit to Howland last week.
A II Kascoo has moved from
y s Darlington street to Maple
Judgo J. H. Hudson has return
ed from the meeting of thc bar as
sociation in Columbia.
Senator J. L. McLaurin is
spending some time with his home
folks and taking a hunt now and
Col. Tom C. Hamer, the popular
clerk of thc House of Representa
tives, spent Sunday and Monday
Fred Rogors has bought thc
house and lot on Cook street,
where the late John S. Moore re
v Miss Annie McCall came home
Monday night from Rowland, N.
C., where she has been on a pleas
ant visit for sometime.
Dr. J C Moore, Messrs. P. Man
gum, B F Moore and W G Tatum
were among the visitors to town
on Monday last.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Stokes, of
Darlington spent Sunday with
Mrs. Stokes parents Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Mabel Wooton returnod to
h?r ho?PQ (lt flaxton on last ?Stotur
W after a'pleasant visit at the
nome of Mr and Mrs J T Kason.
Mrs. Mowry, of Englewood N
.1., is visiting her sons, W S Mow
ry and John L McLaurin, and her
daughter, Mrs. Throop Crosland.
Charles A. McAlister secretary
of tho Mallory and Taylor Iron
Works, of Macon, Ga., is spend
ing a few days with his mother at
^/ratum, and was in town Monday.
Dr W J Crosland has bought
from L D Newton thc place re
cently owned and occupied by Col.
Tom C Hamer, at the corner of
Cook street and Fayetteville ave
The city council held its regular
meeting on last Wednesday night
and outside of deciding to have
the clerk sign all checks with thc
mayor, transacted only routine
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. La/.enby of
Augusta, (ia., and Miss Alene
Stanton, of Clio, C. C.. arc visit
ing at the home of Mrs. E. A.
Medlin on Irby street.-Florence
Le Roy Pearson has bought the
house recently occupied by T. F.
Gillespie on Jordan street and
moved into it. John R. Kaster
J.ing has moved into M Miltie's
**iOuse, on Jordan street, which
waa vacated by Mr Pearson.
Mr, Mueller, of Newberry and
formerly private secretary to Chief
Justice Pope, of tho Supreme
Court, was in town last week look
ing around with a view to locating
here. It is learned that he has
decided to cast in his lot with Bon
, pottsville who will give him a
, - ?arty welcome.
Charlie McEachem, a colored
youth, was before the Mayor on
Friday charged with being disor
1 derly and using profane language.
He was lined $;if> or 00 days on
the two charges. For a time it
looked as if Charlie was certain ol'
tho chain gang this time but ho
was finally paid out.
On account of the bad weather,
the crowds were not Inrjre af the
services conducted by Kev. Sam
J. Pori or al t he Baptist church
Thursday afternoon and night, but
those present heard some very line
addresses. Mi-. Porter is working
in the cause ol' missions.
Mr. W. I). Grist, of Vorkvillo,
spent several days willi his daugh
ter, Mrs. Henry Crosland during
the first, part of the week. Mr.
Grist is well known oVor tho State
having- at one time boon connected
with tho Vorkvillo Klnrpiiror und
also correspondent for thc News
and Courier from his home town.
Ile is now in thc- insurance busi
ness in Yorkvillc.
Leslie McLau rin, of Florence,
is in town.
Thc primary on Inst Friday was
quiot and a largo voto was cast.
C J Stanton, from near Gibson,
was in town on business Wednes
Mr. and Mrs. C. I J. Lank
ly from Smithvillo were among
tho visitors to town on Friday.
Miss Matilda Davis, of Mars
Bluff, is visiting at tho homo of
Col. lt. C. McIntyre near the City.
L J Breedon was sworn in ns
mayor on Tuesday, tho oath of
ollice being administered by Judge
Several trees in front of the
postollice have been cut down and
moved away, adding very much to
thc appearance there.
Mrs D S Trecco who has been
quite sick for about three weeks
was operated on last Saturday by
Drs May and Carmichael. The
operation was very successful and
Mrs Trceco is now slowly improv
Clyde Adams, the popular cash
ier of the Unions Savings Bank,
has pneumonia at his room at tho
Adams house. Ile is resting well
and is convalescent.
The audience at thc waterways
meeting on Monday was largely
made up of farmers showing the
interest they have in this needed
Mr. K. E, Swift and his charm
ing wife, of Baltimore, Md., and
Mr. A. T. Neilson, of the same
city, are thc guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Sol Brown. Mr. Swift is
the representative of Haywood
Bros. and Wakefield in two Caro
linas and Mr. Neilson represents
Simmons Manufacturing Com
pany, one of tho largest in thc
world. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have
been showing their guests around
the town and adjoining country
and giving them some idea of thc
fine town and county which is thx
pride of every pifeu.
Col. John A. Fox, after speak
ing at the waterways meeting herc
on Monday, left that afternoon
for Darlington where ho spoke
yesterday at noon. Ile went to
Florence yesterday afternoon and
addressed another meeting there
Inst night in tho interest of the
waterways. Ile is mooting with
success in his work and is very
much encouraged ever tho results
! of his visit. Ile was very much
pleased with Bonne tts vi He and
said that this was one of tho finest
spots he had seen in this country.
Ile was greatly taken with tho rich
ncssof tlic land ?nd said that bc had
often heard of thc great farms of
Stale of South Carolina.
Marlboro Cu vin ty.
In ( loin mon Pleas,
A. .1. Matheson suing on behalf of
himself and other stockholders and
croditxirs of the Marlboro Fruit Com
The Marlboro Fruit Company,
Pursuant to an order of Court of
his Honor lt. C. Watts, dated Jan
uary l ll h, 100S, 1 will offer for ?ale at
the Court house, door in Marlboro
county , on the fir^t Monday in Feb
ruary wit hin the loga) hon rs of sale:
all t hat piece, or pieces of land belong
ing to t he Marlboro Fruit Company,
containing six hundred and ten acres,
more or less, being all the land owned
and possessed hy thc. said Marlboro
Fruit Company, and are. situate in
the Northwestern part of the Count y
near osborn, and are the tracts
bought from I). I). McCOll, Toney RI
h?be, '/,. T. Pearson, Adeline Stubbs,
Martha A tut Steen and others. Also
at-the sa me time and place I will sell
all th* farming Implements, tools
stock and supplies of the said Marl
boro Fruit Company of every kind and
description owner by thc said Marl
boro Fruit Company, consisting in
part, of live m ul cs, two two horse
wagons, one spraying machine, and
merchandise Lo the value of about,
eight hundred dollars, and tho usual
Terms of sale, one-th I rd cash, bal
ance in two equal Installments ai one
and two years time to bu secured by
bond of purchaser, and by mort gago nf
tho promises, and to bear interest tit
seven per cont, with privilege Lo thc
purchaser of paying all cash, pur
chaser to pay for all necessary papers.
15-7 Warren Moore, Koceivcr.
S,0, YOUNO OK 01,1)
Tin; BB8? rna. HOLD
Liiiie Liver riiis w
Tho watorways mooting on Mon
day last was successful from cvory
standpoint and fully carno up to
thc expectations of its promoters.
Mr. J no. A Fox, tho special rep
resentativo of tho waterways move
ment, was thc speaker of thc occa
sion and ho gave some vory in
teresting facts as well as very con
vincing ones to tho large crowd of
representative citizens of Marlbo
ro county who had gathered in thc
court house to hear him.
It was exactly at noon when
President A J Matheson of tho
board of trade under whose auspi
ces thc meeting was held, called
tho meeting to order and introduc
ed thc Hon. J A Fox, of Arkan
Mr. Fox spoke of some of the
most important reasons why the
waterways should bc improved.
Ile said that ono of the objects of
thc meeting was thc getting of
public sentiment to that place
where congress would bc compell
ed to appropriate $50,000,000 each
year towards thc permanent im
provement of thc waterways of
thc country. He showed where the
government had spent on improv
ing thc waterways during the past
ten years only $19,300,000 where
as they had spent live and six
times that much on the army, the
navy, pensions and other things.
Mr. Fox then went on to show
how much would be saved by hav
ing thc water rate. In every case
where tho water rate has come in
to competition with thc railroad
thc latter has been compelled to
lower tho rates. And Mr. Fox
figured to show that on an appro
priation of $500,000,000 for water
ways there would be saved every
.VCiir in (he United States $18?>
GOOLOO thia ??lng lli? annual re
turn OH tho investment. This
would come through figuring thc
lowering in tho freight rates at
even tho lowest reduction. Ile
showed where freight would .-ost
only 1-T of which it now costs by
Facts and figures were cited in
thc speech. He showed if the Pee
Deo was so improved that it would
have six toot ol' navigable water
all the year round then much
would bf saved to Bcnnettsville and
tho county through the water
rates. From the northern points
taking an average of o?<jht classes
of goods there Would be saved in
freight rates by means of the
waler rates 18 cents per hundred
on all these eight classes which
would bc $3.16 per ton? The com
merce from Bennetts vi Ho he esti
mated would be about 8,000 cars,
there would be saved by means of
tho water rates 120,000 tons which
in money would bc about $432,000
each year saved in Bcnnettsville
The speaker spoke of the move
ment, how united action was need
ed in contrast to the present work,
and said that in prosecution this
work South Carolina had pledged
herself to raise $3,000 and of this
amount. Bonnettsville was asked to
give $'200. The membership fee
was $6 and this would entitle the
joiner to a membership card from
thc national secretary.
Upon motion it was decided that
the President should appoint a
committee to solicit members and
fees and the following compose the
committee: Messrs- Harris Bris
tow, T S ICvans, .1 N Drake, II W
Carroll, daines McDavid, W A
Hogers, ?J ?P Edens, Marvin Adams
and A ,1 Matheson.
Following this these resolutions
were odored and adopted:
Resolutions adopted by mass
meeting of citizens of Bennetts
ville and Marlboro ( 5o.
Whereas the tranportation fa
cilities of the country arc appar
ently not udco?unte to meet tho de
mands of commerce and whereas
tho niggardly policy pursued by
tho national government in tho
past inwards improving tho natu
ral waterways has not been pro
ductive of beneficiary insults
Therefore bo it resolved by tho
citizens ol' Marlboro Co. S. C., as
sembled in mass mooting this 20th
dav of dan. 1908 that we heartily
endorse tho work of The National
Waterways Congress in its efforts
to secure larger appropriations for
rivers and harbors and thereby,
adequately improved rivers to bear
a share of tho nation's commerce.
That wo pledge it our moral and
financial support to the end that
tho whole country may bo inform
ed and educated in regard to tho
matter, and that tho Congress of
tho United States may bo induced
to spend not less than $50,000,000
annually in a systematic and com
prehensivo manner upon our rivers
Ho it further resolved that
copies of these resolutions be sent
to tho Hon. Jas. G Cannon, speak
er of the house of representatives,
and to lion. Theodore Burton,
chairman of the Rivers and Har
bors committee of Congress.
JONES TO GET $?200
Thc Baptist Church Raises Its
At a conference of tho members
of thc Thomas Memorial Baptist
church last Sunday, it was agreed
to raiso the salary, of tho pastor,
Rev C A Jones, from 81000 to
$1200. Thc motion was made by
W IO Thomas, seconded by HW
Carroll, and passed without a dis
The church also elected its offi
cers for this year by secret ballot,
which resulted in the re-election of
lt N Sampson, clerk; J TDouglas,
treasurer, and II W Carroll, su
perintendent of thc Sunday school.
The terms of two deacons had also
expired and M McLau rin and A J
Bristow were re-elected.
A library association was organ
ized for tho iNir?;pso of providing
books for thc Sunday Behool li
brary. Thc foo is a dollar ? year",
j About 35 names were enrolled to
Ben Carlisle was received into
the church. He was formerly a
member at Cheerful Hope, in Rob
eson county, but this church dis
banded, j His membership was
carried ' Yrom Salem to Cheerful
A letter was granted Henry (1
Carroll to transfer his member
ship to a church in Oklahoma City.
After hearing a report from tho,
committee which luv1, been appoin-j
tod to investigate tho matter, the j
church withdrew fellowship from
.1 F Stewart, who hes moved to
TO GET BENEFIT OF WATER.
Chcraw Navigation Company to
Build Line From Landing to
Mr John A Fox, who was here nt
the waterways meeting on Monday
and tho principal speaker on that
occasion, gave some interesting in
formation in the meeting in refer
ence to a proposed tramway from
herc to a landing on the Pee Dec
river. Tho matter came about
when Mr H W Carroll, in the
meeting, proposed that at some fu
ture time the matter of connect
ing Chcraw, Bcnncttsvillo, Clio,
McColI, and Gibson, with a trollop
lino bc agitated. Mr Fox told of
tho movement which the Chcraw
navigation had on foot.
Much oucoiirgomcnt has been
given hythe pocoplc of this com
munity to tho boat line from Chc
raw to Georgetown. Tho Chcraw
Navigation Company has built und
equipped admirable docks and fa
cilities for loading and unloading
the boats at Chcraw suchas will
enable them to bring freight from
New York, Boston and I*hilndcl* i
pinn to this point 1(57 miles inland
at wafer rates. The only thing
interfering now in tho passage of
tho boat is thc bridge at Society
Hill but,this will, ?null probability,
be removed ill a short time.
Thc Navigat ion company is con
templating tho construction of a
tram road from some point near
Gardner's Bluff to Bcnncttsvillo
live miles away so that freight can
bo handled here nt waler rates.
Tdio proposition of Mr Carroll
about building thc electric lino
aroused some interest and is well
worth consideration. Should the
Pee Deo be improved and now
hero the electric lino would be RIK
Rockingham Power Co.
Work on tho dam and lines of
tho Rockingham Power company
was suspended for some time on
account of tho failure of the Knick
erbocker Trust company of New
York, which holds the bonds of
tho Rockingham Power company.
Work has been commenced again,
however. Mr. Pearson has been
herc for several days surveying
for the linc from herc towards Pee
The Rockingham Anglo-Saxon
says of thc work at Blewett Falls:
"Wc learn that there are some
'200 men at work at the falls and it
is said that orders have been given
for many others to be put back to
work. In fact, they were wanted
to go to work last Mond?.". This is
good news, if it is true, and wc
hope it is.
On account of the severe rains
of last week the river rose to a
considerable extent, covering the
entire dam. No damage was done
to the dam so far as we could
G D Willir.ms recently sold his
stock of goods to Asbury Powers,
and B 1) Townsend brought action
to attach the goods on account of
a debt due him by Williams.
It is contrary to law for a mer
chant to sell bis stock as a whole
without first paying all his debts,
or else making a list of his debts
and an inventory of his stock and
notifying all his creditors in ad
Williams was represented by J
AV LeGraml, and Townsend by
Judge Townsend. Mr. LoGraud
objected to the jurisdiction of
Magistrate Mclnnis. Mr. Mclnnis
overuled the objection, Mr. Le
IGrand gave notice of appeal, and
thc case is temporarily held up.
j Bestowal of Crosses of Honor.
j We regret to say. that the five
last applications made for Crosses
of Honor. carno in too late to be
entered on thc list. With these
exceptions, all applications have
been examined and approved, by a
committee from Camp Henegan,
by the president of thc chapter,
and by the State Recorder. With
much pleasure, we announce that
the bestowal of crosses will take
place at the court house, on Fri
day, Jan. 31st, at 11:45 a. m. The
exercises will be very simple. Thc
public, including teachers and pu
pils of thc graded school are cor
dially invited to attend.
The fow remaining fathers aud
mothers of Confederate Veterans,
are affectionately invited to be our
guests on that occasion.
All veterans wdio applied for
crosses, are requested to meet at
the resilience of Mrs. D. 1). Mc
Coll at, or before 10.30 A. M. on
the appointed day At 11:40 A
M. they will bo marched to
the Court House, accompanied
by thc Marlboro Chapter U. D.
?C. Mrs. McColl,
President, U. D. C.
Sawdust Still Burning.
The big pile of sawdust at thc
Scott Lumber Company's mill at
Marlboro is still buming and
smoking like a volcano. This is
the place into which a negro boy
fell last fall. While playing on
top of the pile, he broke through
the crust and foll into a burning
crater thirty or forty foot below.
The body of the boy has never
been recovered, lt was a hopeless
task to attempt to reach the bot
tom ol* thc burning mass where
his cremated remains still lie. The
sawdust, pile is very little reduced
in si/.e although it has been burn
ing for several months.
The mill has been shut down on
account of the small demand for
lumber, and tho village of Marl
boro now seems almost deserted.
1 Pine Apple Cheese
W. M. Rowe's.
THE FALL_Of_ NATIONS
How Great World Powers Have
Passed Into History.
MOST HAVE DIED FIGHTING.
Th? Struggle Botweon th? Empire of
the Ea6t and tho Empire of tho Wast,
Venice, Its Gttcrot Thrco and Its Long
Riign of Terror.
Most countries which hnve died have
gone down lighting. Tho Komnn em
pire perished like that, and by the
Irony of fate tho power of the Caesar* i
caine to au end far away from Homo, i
After it had existed for centuries the
Roman empire become so vast and un- j
wletdy that it bed to he divided lute
two, the empire of the weat and tho
empire of the east. The capital of the
former was Rome.
The oaipiro of tho west became so ,
weak nt last that lt could make no
stand against its enemies. Rome was
sacked hy tho barbarians and eventu
ally became not tho capital of a vast ,
empire, but the city of tho popes, over ,
which the pontiffs reigned as kings..
The temporal power of tho popes last?
ed till 1870, while the capital of Italy
was first Turin and then Milan. F bi al
ly the city was taken without a wail]
fight by tho soldiers of tho klxr?c; off \
Tho empire of the east bad! Its capi
tal at Constantinople. For centuries fifi,
was tho greatest power in the worlds
But lt became honeycombed with vice
and enervated with prldo and luxury;:
also lt grew old and weak. Then in<
1422 thc Turks made a tigerish spring:
on Constantinople and took it by sloflnt
Tho last of tho Greek emperors dtqB*
sword in hand, and his descendante
are living In England today bi very;
bumble situations. .
ISgypt, once so powerful and so fa~
mons under tho pharaohs, .was con
quered by Romo and was afterward]
swamped hy tho Moslems? Tho cres
cent was supremo lu tho land of tho
Nile, and tho aforetime haughty Egyp
tians were slave? for a thousand years.
Tho great moguls used to reign in
India. In the days of Queen Elizabeth
tho mogul-or emperor of Delhi, ns he
?was sometimes coiled-was so power
ful that he thought it a vast conde
scension on his part to receive an em
bassy from the malden queen. But
ns time went on the great rajahs, oe
tributary kines, rebelled, against the
moguls. TndlfTwas rent asunder hy the*
wars between rival rajahs. Thia gave
tho Europeans a chance.
Franco ut first held the upper hand*
and nearly conquered tho lane, bat
then England drove Franco back andi
seized tho empire of the great moguls
for herself. Tho heir of tho moguls, by(
tho woy, still enjoys a pension given,
by tho British government as a com
pensation for the throne lost by bis on*
Poland used to occupy a big place on
tho map of Europe. At ono time 1?
was much larger and stronger than.
Russin. The czar of Russia and the
emperor of Austria were only too glad
to bo on good terms with tho king of
Poland, and there was no king of
Prussia in those days.
Noble adventurers from all parts of
the world Hocked to thb Polish capital
?t Warsaw, eager to serve In tho Pol
ish armies. The Duke of Monmouth,
son of King Charles II. of England,
thought of doing this.
But Poland perished through heit
own faults and follies. Tho muss ot
tho common people were slaves In alt
but name. They were not allowed to<
move from one part of the country tc
another without leave, they could not
own a foot of land, and they could?
never be sure that they might not be
sold by tho great noble they served to>
n now master; hence the nobles andi
tho people never stood together li?
times ot danger or disaster.
Poland was a big country, but It wa?
dividod against, itself, and Russia,
Prussia and Austria combined were
moro powerful. They all three Joined
hand?, und each took a largo share of
Poland in 1772. That was the "first
partition of Poland." The Poles sub
mitted tamely, for they wcro still di
In 1703 tho trio of robbers made tr.
second swoop. Only tho ghost of Po
land was left. Another year saw the
end of the tragedy. The last rem
nants of Poland were swallowed up by
lim.ilu, Prussia und Austrlu.
Tho fate of the republic of Venice 1?
one of the most dramatic in all history.
For hundreds of years the City of the
Lagoona wos one of the most powerful
states In tho world. Its doges ranked
ns tho equals of tho proudest kings.
Ks alliance was coveted hy tho great
est powers. Its government was ono
of sheer terrorism. Tho dogo was
hardly more than n splendid figure
head. All real power rested In tho
hands of the dreaded council of ten
mid tho secret three. Tho latter woro
o trio of living mysteries and were
known bj' name to practically no one
Sometimes n man was ono of tho
Beeret throe and his own wife and chil
dren never dreamed it. Their most
dreaded servants were masked mutes.
If n Venetian, no matter how high hi?
rank, was de: < anced by tho council
of ten or tho secret three, ho know ho
Wfl8 no better than a dead man. ftc?
the government of Venice was a terror
to Its own people and tho outside
world. Then Napoleon carno upon tho
scene, and "tho Hon of St. Mark licked
tho dust."-Pearson's Weekly.
"I have generally found that th?
mnn who ls good ot nu excuso ls good
for nothing else," said Franklin to a
servant who was always late, but aV*
ways ready with au excuse.