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THE FINAL SUMMONS
Mr. J. L. Stubbs ?.nd Mrs. Jane
Mr. J JJ Stubbs, a prominent
citizen and farmer of tho Lester
section of this county died sudden
ly last Saturday morning at tho
homo of his brother in Sumter in
the sixty-eight year of his ago.
The remains were brought iu hore
on tho 12 o'clock train from Sum
ter on Saturday and tho funeral
took place on Sunday, being con
ducted by tho Kov. W P Meadows.
Interment was in Smyrna ceme
Mr. Stubbs was one ono of the
most prominent and influential cit
izens of tho county. Ho was a gal
lant soldier serving as a member
of ?otnpany B 24th South Caroli
na regiment in the Civil war. On
many a hard fought battle held in
the western armies he showed his
caliber and no bettor soldier ever
Mr. Stubbs is survived by four
sons and one daughter. His wife
died last August procediug her
husband to the gravo only by a
few months. Ho was a faithful
member of the Methodist church
and a power for good iu his com
Mrs. dane Minson, tho wife of
Mr. J P Hinaon and the mother
of Deputy Sherill J IC Ilinson,
passed ?way carly Saturday morn
ing at her home at McColl's mill
after a lingering illness. She is
survived by her husband, two
?daughters and throe sons. Funeral
services were hold on Sunday and
the remains laid to rest m Beauty
The deceased was a consistent
ami loyal member of the Metho
dist church and bur death is mourn
ed by a large circle of relatives
Permission is Nc.ccssek.ry
Ac ni?n(!/mi?l in fheSO COI HUIOS
iii mit, Co ii ii vj j vin. H, uOiiJg tMC I I I.M
issued in Marlboro under tho new
law. There has gotten abroad, in
what manner or how is not known,
a wrong iden about this business
and in justice to Mr. J. A.
Drake, the present efliciont (derk
of court, the following facts are
No license is granted to hunt on
any man's land except by special
permission of tVe owner. It is
only by permission of the land
owner that a man can hunton his
land. The clerk of court or nobody
else can give the permission to
hunt anymore than they could give
permission to lake tho man's cow,
chickens or anything else which ho
may happen to have.
The clerk merely issues a license
to a resident of another state grant
ing him permission to hind, on
land in South Carolina provided he
gets the consent ol'the owner of
the land which he desires to hunt
on. The Clerk, acting as tho ofli
Ccr of the state, grants the Outsid
er permission t<> hunt in the state
but with thc distinct ?mderstnui'
i,,,r 11 tv' he n u i get n peril is*
si.- j " .he man \\ in e . uti?I he do
rt.i Inuit oh. in olivee words
" ?er pitying a Iii cn . L6O he is
t " , o fa! tts the .r,. ^concern
ed placed on an eiptul foci lng with
a:1* oi lier person of I Ito le who
limy desire lo hunt i:i the li rdors,
No man cnn ll it ii I ci un?the?'r:? lard
without Iji'St getting :>, :..,,. .;.;, i)
ol' the owner ol' the lan-' :.i (ifOs
lion and no ollicor can gi\ the . .
sired permission Un only !> own
cr of the lain! in question.
The license fee goes to tllOslnlo
audobon society ol' which B FTa.N
lor, of Columbia, is president.
A Coin Not Very Common.
Mr. P. S. Stubbs, of Clio, is
the possessor ol' a piece ol' money
which is rare. Thc money is a
two cent piece dated 1864. Mr.
Stubbs values thc coin highly and
no doubt some of the coin collect,"
ors would probably pay ?i nice lit
tle amount to getjiold of it.
WANTED IN VIRGINIA
A. Krause Charged With Forgery
Now in Jail Here?
Constable Hayes, of McColl,
brought a prisoner giving his name
as A Krause, to tho city on Tues
day night and lodged him iu jail
on the charge of forgery on E
Joinor, of tho bank of Holland in
Virginia. The prisoner will be
held awaiting the arrival of an
oilicer from that State.
Tho warrant was issued by Mag
istrate McLaurin at McColl. From
what can bo gathered it appears
that this said Krause went to Mc
Coll on last Friday aud stopped at
the hotel which is kept by Mr.
Wiley, When the man went to
leave he tendered a check on the
bank of I lol laud in Virginia for
the sum of $25. lt is said that he
owed Wiley $10 and the latter
cashed the check for Krause giv
ing him tho difference $15 in
j change. Krause thou left going
in the direction of Maxton, N. C.
It is stated that Krause had told
Wiley that ho had lei t n suit of
clothes at vli? pressing club and
would be back for them Inter. Af
ter Krause had left it is ailee.,.1,
that Wiley, becoming uneasy,
went to thc pressing club and
found that there was no suit of
clothes there ns bad boon told to
him. Ile at once got on the track
of his late guest and found him at
Maxton. He was brought back
to McColl and then hore and is
now safe in tho custody of Sherill'
Croon. The prisoner at first re
fused to talk but later said that he
bad simply overdrawn his account
in tho Virginia bank. Ho consent
ed to go without requisition pa
A 'phone message was received
by Chief of Police Kully from
Maxton late Wednesday asking
that Krause be hold here as he
was wanted in Maxton. What
County of Marlboro.
By Milton McLaurin, Esquire,
.Judge of Probate.
Whereas, W. C. Stubbs and L#.
P. Stubbs has made suit lo nie to
grant unto them letters of Admin
istration of the estate of and ef
fects of ?las. H. Stubbs, deceased.
Those aro therefore to cito and
admonish all and singular tho kin
dred and creditors of thc said das.
I?. Stubbs, deceased, that they bo
and appear before mc, in Ihe court
of Probate to be held at Bennetts
ville, S. C., on tho Cth of Keb.
l'JOS after publication thereof, ?it
11 o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the
said Administration should not I:o
(iiven under my hand, tin? J l st
day of Jan miry A. I)., 1 DOH ?
.PS Judge of Probate.
Brdtfe to he Removed.
The old bridge acres:, Prc Dee
river at Society Hill obstructs the
I passage of the boats .m the new
line from Ch craw to (?oorgolown.
lt is said that II gr?ai deal of
fro i ghi luis already been billed lo
Cheriwv, bul th ? boals cannot pass
I the Society : '? ' bridge, and the
; freight bas to bc shipped by rall
! from Society I lill.
j The govehinicnl, in ?rxieii lo re
'i- ve the situation, is gojtig to
, aye thc owners of (lie (irk Ige. lo
j i'< 1 au* it and lix il >o ihi> boals
I .... . Or oise loin* down the
t?? ijl c ?? 'illili the next few weeks.
, Ho fi o a rai li omi cann- to lien
i Otts ?Ile there was a largo freight
n d p ? sen ger t rallie from hereto
Society Hill, and the briilgo was
then a paying institution. Since
the advent of tho railroads, tho
travel and hauling across thc
bridge bas dwindled to almost
nothing, especially since the road
tbrough tho swamp has been neg
lected and got in such bud condi
tion. Lt hardly pays now to keep
a man at tho bridge to collect the
There is no probability that the
owners will repair and chango the
?? >.' 1 8888g sas
bridge os requested b tho gov?
eminent, and the res HI
the tearing down of th< e. ]
Tho Advocate has r he
following official notice >
lie hearing to bo held at Society ,
Hill, whoro anybody can prosent
reasons why the bridge should not ,
bo torn down: (
To whom it may concern.
Wheres, the Secretary of war
has good reason to beliovo that the >
bridge over tho groat Pedeo river, i
near Society Hill Bridge Company
is an unreasonable obstruction to |
tho free navigation of the Great }
Pee Deo river on account of in
sulheient foudoring and thc dilap- |
idated condition of tho said bridge: |
It is proposed to require tho fol- .
lowing changes to bo mado in said t
bridge by tiio eleventh (ll) day of ?
April, 1908 to wit: Provide cribs <
with fondor approaches to piers or j
to entirely remove thc bridge bc- (
fore February 21, 1908.
In order to give you au oppor
tunity to be heard as required by
thc Act of Congress approved ?
Mareil !i, 1899 you aro hereby no- ,
tilied that a hearing will be had bo- j
foro me at the hotel in Society
Hill, S C, at 1 o'clock p rn, on tho ,
:30th day of January, 1908, where |
and when you will bc given au op- ,
portunity to be heard in ihe mat
ter. As all the papers will be laid
before tho Secretary of War for
his decision it will perhaps best
suit your purpose to submit in
writing whatever you may wish
By authority of thc Secretary of
ti li Stuart,
Captain, Corps of Engineers.
Fruil Farm Failed.
The Marlboro Fruit Farm has
gone into tho hands of a receiver.
Warren Moore has been appointed
receiver and is advertising thc
farm and other property for salo
on tl.? n..~* ^r ' ; .ip
be in lull bearing. The farm is
situated in Smithville township,
near the Seaboard railroad and
about three miles from Osbore.
A great deal of money has boen
expended on the farm, getting thu
trees to the bearing age, and it
was expected that a full crop
would be gathered last year. The
late frost, however, entirely de
stroyed the. crop, and tho farm
was not able to meet expenses,
Thc principal stockholders are
Z T Pearson, 1) D McColl, ,1 II
Mitchell and A .1 Matheson. Mr
Matheson is tho largest creditor.
An Eleven Cents Haul.
Some person or persons forced
tho lock on the front doors of the
stores of Messrs. S ,J Melinus and
C Powers Tuesday night and evi
dently were bent on getting some
booty. They rilled thc cash draw
er of Mel unisys store and got only
two cents. l<Yom tho store of
Powers they mude awtiv WUM nnu>
. .(Mils. Money was w hat they wore
wanting for none of the other
things in the stoics were molested.
There is no chu* ?it thc present to
tho thieves but. the police are Oil
the watch and may make some ar
Bitten hy Bull Dorf.
rittst as Miss Loaf, Mrs ,1 K
Spencer's sister was passing along
the street in front of the residence
of Mi- W V Breeden Jr, last Tues
dit.V afternoon thc killer's bull dog
ran oui and made al lier? 11er
dress was lorn and she was bitten
slightly on one arni. The same
dog also bit two of Mr 10(1 New
ton's children but only slightly.
There was nothing w rong with the
dog, only bull dogs ari? apt to be
fierce when at large. Mr Breeden
informed the mayor that he would
wi once get rid of tho bull dog.
The dog was kept fastened all the
time but accidently got loose on
Tuesday afternoon. The bites
were slight and ure not likely to
result in sorious damage.
TR.EECE (? HUCKABEfe.
New Barber Shop Opened-Will
Be Modern in Every Detail.
Mr. D. S. Trcoco, the well
kuown barber, has bought out tho
establishment of J. W. Tiner. Mr
IVeece will be associated with Mr.
U. II. Iluckabooand their businoss
will bo located in tho old McLon
?OU stand near the Marlboro Hotel.
Tho shop will be completely over
hauled and remodeled and put in
np to date shape. Thero will bo
Joth hot and cold water tubs and
1). S. Troeco has been in |tho
imrber business for eighteen years
caving worked in the North and
di over tho South. CH. Huck
moe, w ho is associated with him,
s also well known in North and
South Carolina, lo is safe to say
-hat this linn is as good as any in
t-he two Carolinas, none excepted.
Thc charge for shaves will bo
15 cents each or two for 25 cents.
Baths will bc 25 cents each. This
is the place to make headquarters
und no doubt many of the men will
lind this tho very place for them.
Mr. Trcoce has also opened a
shop in Maxton, N. C., but ho will
bo here all the time, having a man
ager up there.
THE WELL WAS TESTED
Waterworks Will Probably Soon
be Put In.
Mr Minshall, of Abbeville, who
has charge of the plans and speci
fications for tia? waterworks and
sewerage, is in the city and it is
thought that everything will soon
bo ready. The test well which
was dug on tho lot in front of the
electric plant has been found to
give a How of 1K00 gallons an
hour, and if tho water when un
aly sized is all right, of which there
will bo no doubt, thc supply will
meet and go over the plans and
see if they are all right.
The Legislature on Wednesday
elected Col. Hobt. Aldrich, of
Ham well, .Judge of the Second
Circuit over Col. Claude Sawyer
by vote of 82 to 75. Ku geno B,
Gary was reelected to the Supreme
Hench. Miss T. A. LaBorde was
reelected state librarian without
The House killed thc marriage,
license bill as usual.
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Fine Picture Exhibit.
There will be a display of work
of arl under the auspices of thc
20th Century Club for the Library
Fund at Kirkwood's hall on Tues
day and Wednesday of next week.
This collection is a traveling art
gallery belonging to tho General
Federation of Women's Clubs.
They are all original works ?ind
this exhibit alfords tho people gen
erally ?in opportunity seldom of
fered here, for tho study of really
good pictures. Tuesday from ten
till twelve, throe till live, and
eight lill ten. Wednesday from
ton till t wolvo a. m.
Admission ten cents; children
Senator Tillman 's son, H lt Till
man, .lr., bas resigned as thc sen
a to r's private secretary, and J r>
Knight ol' Laurens gets his place.
lt mnv bo of interest to adver
Users and subscribers to know
where and to what extent tho Dem
ocrat circulates, Our subscrip
tion list has boen carefully count'
od, and the number of Democrats
sent to each post oilico is as fol
Bonncttsvillo 302; Clio 70; Blen
heim 52; McColl 45; Gibson 32;
Kollock 17; Mallory l l; Dillon 1 I ;
Sumter ll; Tatum9; Clicraw 7;
Brownsville 6; Miscellaneous. 123;
Clearing house certificates are
being counterfeited at Columbus,
Marriage in Brownsville.
Brownsville, Jan 16-Mr H T
Colcutt and Miss Grona Blackman
of tho Free State section were
married here on the 14th, Notary
Public J li Smith performing tho
ceremony. Miss Blackman was
hero visiting her sister, Mrs M M
Porter. They wont to their home,
three miles south of hero yester
Mayor C S McCullough of Dar
lington died Saturday, after an
illness of soveral wcoks. He was
a native of tho lower part of
Greenville county, but had residod
in Darlington for a numbor of
years. Ho married a daughtor of
tho late Captain McGee of Bolton.
Mrs. Mosely of Greenville, Mrs.
J. J. Ward, of Darlington, and
Mrs. Nigols, of Florida aro sisters
of tho deceasod, and Col. John W.
McCollough of Greenville is ?
Meeting of Civic League.
Tho Civic Improvement Loaguo
will meet at the home of Mrs. C P
Townsend on Tuesday afternoon
at 3:30 o'clock. This will bo a very
important mooting and all mem
bers are urged to be on hand at
tho appointed time.
Police Officer Found Dead.
Columbia, Jan. 26.-Chief of
Police A E Dargan, familiarly
known as Rab Dargan, a bachelor
about 50 years old and who lias
boen chief of police of Darlington
for fifteen years, was found dead
in a room in the city hall building
there about ten o'clock yesterday
morning by a policeman whom the
chief had asked to arouse him at
Opinion differs ns to whether
Mr. Dargan committed suicide or
was murdered. Tho coroner's jury,
af Un- holding a lengthy session yes
x\xl i - ii ft uuiij ?> lift COlU mu?
stiff and he had evidently been
dead for several hours- There was
a bullet bolo in his forehead, the
bullet going entirely through his
head as if he, had been shot from
directly in front. If Mr Dargan
suicided he left no explanation of
his act and gave no intimation be
fore hand of such intention. So
far as is known his official record
was without blemish.
His own sleeping room was in this
same, building, and the policeman
who went to arouse him, not find
ing him there, instituted a search,
funding him in another room on thc
There was an empty chambor in
Mr Dargan's revolver, found by
his side, but this is not regarded
as convincing evidence of suicide,
because the chief was known to
carry the hammer of his weapon
on an empty shell to lessen the
danger ol* accidental discharge'
Ile was in his night clothes. Mr
Dargan is mourned by ono sister,
Mrs Leda Evans, of Darlington,
and a brother, Alonzo Dargan of
New York, with Sharpe & Dohme.
Mr Dargan >vas a cousin of Rob
ert Dargan, whose sensational sui
cide occurred in Darlington a few
years ago, his tomb being reopen
ed several months after his burial
to satisfy an insurance company
which held ti policy for 825,000 on
his li fe,
Allen Emmerson, who was son
tenced to life imprisonment for
murder, escaped from the Ander
son county .??iii on tho night- of
Aug. 20 and left the state. Ho
came back-and voluntarily surren
dered last. w eek. I Ie said that tho
renison he came back was to save
his friend, Sherill' tireen, from
censure ror allowing him to es
cape. He is now in the penitenti
ary, serving his lifo sentence.
Asa D. Livingston committed
suicide, at his home in Columbia
on the night of the, lt)th by shoot
ing himself in tho breast and head.
Ile had a fow days before given
up his job at thc Southern railroad
A HOMEMADE SLEIGH.
flt Con Ti* Contitrn??od nt Small My*
poune oud A?im?r* W?U.
Itt some part* of the country there ls
soldoin sutHclont snow to testify the
avorage farmer lu buying and keeping
a high priced sleigh. Yet whcH there
does come (deigning, if it ls only for a
few days, ho needs one, er at least hie
boys do, and then lt is too Into to buy.
eve? If he so desired, as every sleigh
i i in uso. In view of this, a Farm,
Field and Fl resido correspondent tells
tho boys how to make one themselves
at mtlo expense.
Tho first cut shows a homemade
sleigh constructed hi the form work
A IIOMKMAI/M SliKIOH.
shop at a cost of $1.50. The second
cut shows tho arrnagemont of tho
btfaeoo and other parts. Two pieces of
one-half inch (throo-quortors of an inch
en Ute outside) pipe eight feet six
lochee long arc bent tko desired simpo
for Bonners. Four pieees of three
oigutbs inch pip? are cut five inches
long for tho lowor part-of thc uprights.
Ono end of these ls hollowed; ?tit so as
to fit over tho top of the runner.
Threads ore cut on tlie other ends,
aral tees uro screwed hito ouch piece.
Next four moro pieces nro cnt seven
Inciii's long, and one end of each ls
threaded and screwed into the tees,
thus forming four rods twelve inches
long for tho uprights.
One-quarter inch holes aro drilled
Into each runner twenty-seven Inches
from thc rear end and another threo
feet three Inches from these. Thc up
rights are hotted to two 1% by 4 inch
eak scantling two feet six inches long.
Four three-eighths inch rods are then
eut eighteen Inches long, threaded on
the end o nd bent the desired shapo, as)
shown In the second cut, after which
they are screwed into tho toes on the
uprights and bolted to the crosspieces.
<iio* ure at hand, thin nnrlght
louie' bi- ? . ". . .>. ,H0W th*t
l .'K .'. >.' 1 0.1 lt
F-.'.r I Mil .> h st- bent tho Atti
?' ... n. ' ' .) jo th* eroso
u..u . ~- ...o up
rights moving endways. Two pieces 1
by 1 VJ indies by 5 feet 0 Inches long
ero bolted to tho top of the cross
pieces. A thrce-olghths Inch rod as long
as the shafts aro wldo ls fastened to
thc front end of the sleigh and braced
with quurter inch rods tient so one end
ABllAMaUMENT OJ? BDAOXS.
will extend through tho shaft Iron into
tlie end of tho pipo, whllo the other end
of thc rod is bolted to tho top footboard.
The sleigh bod is rando from the lum
ber from boot boxes and can bo formed
In any style desired.
A sleigh constructed in this way is
light, will run easy and last a long
Iiiternnttitnnl Live Stock Mlmw.
Tho handsome steer Silver Crown,
fed and exhibited by tho Iowa Agricul
tural college, was the winner in the
Shorthorn class of fat cattle at tho re
cent Chicago live stock exposition.
Challenger, the champion fut steer of
1003 at thc recent International show,
was fed by thc Nebraska experiment
station; weight, 1.7?14 pounds; breed?
lng, one-fourth Holstein, one-fourth
Shorthorn and one-half Hereford.
In its comments on the recent inter
national, National Stockman says tho
draft horse exhibit has probably never
before been equaled,
Good authorities say that some of tho
best stock ever seen on this continent
Was exhibited at the International.
Thoro was a (Inc showing of regis
tered Percheron horses.
The shows of hogs and of sheep wera
not extensive, but good, especially in
What Bacteria Are.
Bacteria are plants. Although they
were formerly classed as animals, lt is
now universally conceded that they ar*
plants. They are single celled and of
simple structure, being composed al*
most entirely of protoplasm. They dlf\
fer from higher plants in that they con
tain no chlorophyl (green coloring mat
ter). Tliey resemble moro closely th?
yeasts and molds. There aro many dif
ferent varieties of bacteria. About 1?09
different kinds have been Isolated and
Studied, and new varieties aro txdnjl
found every doy. Bacteria aro very
small, being Invisible to the naked eye.
It would take about 10,000 average ste
ed bacteria placed end to end to r..i)M
an inch in length, or it wonld take
about 1,000,000 in a cube to make ft
mass large enough to lie seen with tba
unaided eye-Mayo and Kinsley?