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BENNETTS VILLE, S. C.
DEMOCRAT PUBLISHING CO.,
W. F. CALDWELL, EDITOR
Friday, Fob. 7, 1008
BY PRECEPT AND EXAMPLE.
This .year is campaign year and
everything from the President ol'
the ll ni teil States down to tho
smallest oftico holder is to he e
lected. Although the regular open
ing of tho campaign is some months
oil, still polities arti on the move
mid candidates are coming out of
the woods and announcing them
selves along with their platforms.
^",th us of Marlhoit) the, elec
tion of the state ollicers and the
county ollicers are the principal
things of interest. That the pres
ent Governor and almost the en
tire set of state ollicers will be re
elected is well nigh a forcgonocon
clusion. And that is all right.
They have made good records
ami deserve another term.
One. of the principal things is
to vole for the best man. .Maybe
the best man isn't as w ann a per
sonal friend of yours as another
candidate but that should not be
an excuse for not voting for him.
Vote lor the best man every time
and you will be satisfied.
One suggestion we would oller,
when you vote for n man for oflico
be certain mut ?juro that the mali
practices what lie preaches, l$0
sure that fco is himself a living
example for the principles for
which he asks election. And in
this don't be deceived by talk. Be
certain and then, if he is the best
man in the. race, vote foi- him and
get all your friends to vote for
him and do all you can to get him
elected. Ile will make a line olli
cer no matter what the ollicc for
which he asks election. This is
thc time to be thinking of such
matters for election draweth near
and it behooves the cit izens to bc
up and doing.
LETS HAVE FIRE PROTEC
The destructive lire which visit
ed this place last Friday an ac
count of which appears in another
place in t h c s e columns-has
taught the need, indeed if any
m o r o lessons along that, line
wore needed, ol' some means of
fighting liri1. Wo need lire protec
tion and our people should see le
it that they have lire protection.
The insurance companies will be
lighting shy of us if we (lon*! gel
some means ol' lighting a lire and
they would be justified in doing
SO. A property loss of between
$150,000 and ?200,000, besides thc
amount pf sti tiering and oilier loss
which can't be valued by dollars
and^ccnts should malee people lake
cognizant of the fact ol' thc lack
of lire protect ion.
The Stench ?'rom the Thaw I rial
is only equalled by thal from thal
old State dispensary,
The I legislature says thal they
have now gotten down io work.
Well il is a 1)0UI tillie.
\\ e are now having quite a va
rjoty of Avetither, Kuin,snoW, wind.
s|col and yvhtii hoi are all having li
Plenty doing in those par!-, now,
A suicide in one town, a inurdei
in another, and a big liri- in an
other is certainly coining som".
Tho Ibgl.slatUl'O refused lo pass:
prohibit ion law l?ut we predict thal
after thc next eh ction piohih?lioi
will go through willi a whoop.
Il is gratifying lo know thai lin
t rial ol' I lan ;, Thaw is over al lusl.
The odor from this i'ihh\ ero\v<
has beena stench long enough,
'lie* assi nation ol' thc kirig am
crown prince ol' Port neal arg?es
thai tyranny's rule brings 'us own
punishment on Hie head ol' thc
After deliberating over twenty
five hours tho jury in thc enso of
Hurry Thaw who was on trial for
tho second timo for tho nm riler of
Stanford White, returned a verdict
of not guilty on tho grund of insan
ity. He was committed to Mat
tewan asylum for the present.
The Slate is a Bryan paper and !
tho News and Courier a Johnson
paper. Now can't both have
their own way? What about Bryan
for Prcsidout and Johnson for V ice
President? We don't belicvo thc
\ State will have any objection to
this ticket, but can't speak for the
News and Courier's altitude.
Wo havo heard many compli
ments on tho improved Democrat
and wocortainly appreciate them.
One man said last week in renew
ing his subscription, "I found
more reading matter in thc Dcm
ocrat last week limn I have ever
seen before and 1 am certainly
pleased with it. l'ut mo down for
; another year."
Marlboro County is away in tho
: lend when it coin?s to producing
cotton Why we had so much last
year that wo just left sonic over to I
begin .'mother year on. Wo will
not be trebled with labor, the lien
law, plowing, hoeing and tho like. !
Wo just have tliis standing in
, tho field already open while others
aro having to work on their crops
wo can got ours al leisure. Wo j
chal longo com par iso < with any
other county in thc State along
1 this line.
Another subscriber was talking
and among other things said, "I
read everything in tho Democrat
including the advertising. I always
, look for tho advertisers for then I;
' can know where to gb when I
want anything and L know who
has it. 1 never think of buying
from a merchant who doesn't ad-1
vcr Uso. I always go lo those who j
advertise for I feel like that is tho
> place and 1 tell you most people;
aro like me." Wo refer to this to!
j show thc value, of advertising for
; when it comos to that tho Demo
crat is tho placo and thc medium. :
j Its circulation is on the increase,
it is being improved every day,
and advertising pays, so get busy, ?
( lol u m bia, ?Jan. 31- -Thc I louse
today agreed to adjourn tonight
until Tuesday, PJ o'clock, and the
night session tonight is to make
, up for tomorrow. So many of
the members ure needed ?it homo
on 1st Monday in February, it has
always been a custom to adjourn
over Until Tuesday after 1st Mon
Well, yesterday, tho 1 louse by
ll Vote of .?I to 0?; failed to pass
prohibition, but many of those
who voted against prohibition
slated that their counties favored
prohibition, but that they had
been elected herc on local option
and did not feel that they would
bc warranted to vote for some
other'system without having been
so instructed, They know that
lhere is n demand for prohibition
in this slate, and they know that
three fourths of thc members who
rel urn here next your will come
hero pledged for prohibition, and
they want to defer action tl) the
primary us such will give them
an eXCU.SC lo come I >|ICK. I heir
const il uenls should say tO theil),
'Why did you noi vote for prohi
bition when you had un opportu
nity lo (lo so in the logi.slai lire of
lOOsr 1 believe Hie hill on tile
calen.lar to submit the (|tie.stion of
prohibition or dispensary lo the
1 people this .M ar will p?s.s, I pre
fer for it to be separated from thc
1 primary, so thal personal influence
of Candidates will be eliminated.
I fool .sun- that South Carolina
will vote prohibition, 80,000 ma
jority. The house (oday passed
' "free sci.I books hill" itliowipg
all poor children to secure toxi
books nt the state. It passed i<>
I <'?i<l rodding bm their was opph
. sit ion. 'I he 1 lovoro proposed
amendment to the constitution, to
qualify (lie beneficiaries of free
school i nit ion was debate ! and
d?bale adjourned until next Tues
day, 12 o'clock. I believe that
tho "Kershaw Compulsory Educa
tion bill" will pass tlio House. Ful
some [reason the authors of tho
bill are holding it back, while lt is
at tho top of thc calendar.
Yesterday I called up my bill
No. SOO which was on page l? of
tho Calendar, to "prohibit public
drinking on passenger coaches, on
railroad trains in this state.'' This
is the identical law that obtains in
North Carolina. I adjourned de
bate until Pi o'clock today. lt
was reached today and I allowed il
to come up. To my surprise one
member moved to "strike out the
onacting words of the bill" which
ol' course necessitated a speech
fromme. 1 felt all that was neces
sary was to explain the bill Mid
'point out the merits ol' the bill
alter some discussion, oil an aye
and nay vote I won by '.IT to l<>.
Several members congratulated
mc on my success. Who has not
been annoyed and disturbed on
excursion, slate fair, or other pub
lic occasion pull their bottles out
in passenger coaches, in tho pres
ence ol' ladies and drink publically
before them? This bill w ill put
an end lo this it does not pro
hibit a man taking a drink in the.
smoker, or the dining car, or
The law works well in North
Carolina, a copy of the bill w ill bo
posted in all passenger couches in
South Carolina, and the penalty is
sufliciont to prohibit this public
disregard and disrespect of Indis
and gentlemen while traveling on
our railroad coaches. Of course,
no gentleman will publicly drink
in thc presence of ladies, and this
law is , intended to force these
toughs and mon destitute of re
spect for ladies to refrain from
their obnoxious habits and indul
gences while in tho presence of
ladies. I fesl sure that the. hill
will pass tho senate without oppo
Some of tho members have en
joyed tho wrestling matches pulled
oil" here in the theater hall but 1
know that my friends at home wil
be. surprised to learn that 1. have
not attended the theater one single
time since I have been in Colum
bia. Not that I object to these
plays, for I believe them to bo
?leVating and educating, but I
have been too busy, have had per
sonal and public duties lo attend
to t and I am almost astounded
at thc fact thal 1 have not patron
ized those public amusements,
My friend and colleague D D
McColl, who has been (pi i te sick,
has recovered sullicicntly to re
sume his seat in the House, but
went home la>t night, where lie
could more fully recuperate.
K ve rv body are speaking ol'
and sympathizing with Judge
Hudson in Iiis great loss hythe re
Rcs pi cl fully,
.1 Proston ( libson.
Was in 1*001' 11 oui I li Vor Years
Im W, Kelly, of Manedcld, l'.i . writes
"I WM in poor heal Iii fer two yearn, mil?
fcring from kidney and bladder trmihlo, I
relent KOiiH?dornblo money eonniitling phy.-i
elana without obtaining any marked h?no?
lit. but wan cured by Poley s Kldnop Ouro,
ami I deni re lo add my testimony thal it
nifty bo ibo cahl?c of restoring tim health of.
otlicra" ltofuno substituted, Itoid & Co,
KiStalo ol' Mary Wallace.
All parties holding claims ol'
nn,\ ki d against the- estate ol' Miiry
Widlnce, deceased, aro hereby! not
?lied that tin-:, inusl present them
duly attested within the time pro
scribed and parties indebted lo
said esiaie by account or other
wise are leiptiied lo make imme
diate payment lo tho undersigned.
.1. R. Townsend,
.lan. 28th 11)08, ;?-s.
.j t ' ! ! inko IIIH nictlio?! ol' announcim.' tc
ti tlio peuple ol .Murlhoio o'anity il-til
.Stevcir on, Milt neroli ci Sicvci-on,
v I ov linn eirnooM'd iil'VV, I1' S ovoexoil
ntii| P. S M 11(110*011 Ol (?li ciaw - ami W.
M S'. vcieou ol'I' MIII OI ,ville, la e|y ,,1
Diirlidl.'tO'i, 11 . v . fipOb'! I an niftier in Hen
lionsville ^ iii pia.-lid' in S-a.1
h'cdoriil Courts, Ufllc.0 luM'oual sim)
nt Ptaiilci > National li nk Building
K b II iry 20. 1907.
The Lien Law.
Editor Advocate: I feel that I
would be recreant in my duty to
: my fellow citizens, especially the
j poor white, did I not give express*
! ion to my opinion in regard to the
operation cf this law, which, at
tliis time is provoking such acri
; mullions discussion. I note with
congratulation, that, all men who
arc competent to form an intelli
I gent opinion ol'the question are
ivory pronounced in their approval
of the law. I would not give the
opinion of A .J Matheson, tho big
hearted, wealthy, patriotic, practi
cal statesman and successful plant
er for the opinion of all the impe
cunious lawyers, nows paper edi
tors, el id omnc genus, who do not
pay laxes iwen on twenty-live
dollars worth of real estate. Men
of Ibis class should not be allowed
to discuss such weighty problems,
only men whose, agricultural in
tc tests are imperilled, can with
propriety, take part in the discuss
ion of a problem of such momen
tous gravity. Like Mr. Matheson,
I am so situated, as to fully appre
ciate the necessity of thc law to
the laboring class, as 1 own one of
the larg: st, most valuable, ?md, 1
might add, best, org?nico planta
tions in the banner county as es
tale, which from its fertility, its
solubility, its eligibility il is known
. far ?md nour, as Beauty Spot. I
run the place on thc tenant system
and have for many years very suc
cessfully. My land annually ap
preciates in value. I am paid live
or six, 500 weight bales of cotton
to the farm of 25 acres, have never
lost, a pound ?md the merchants
. with whom they trade aro gentle
( mon and charge no more, for ad
vances to them, on the lien law,
limn they do to nie and are
promptly paid for such advances,
lt is a piece of the basest slander
of tho merchant to say they charge
exorbitant prices. My tenants
have prospered to such extent, un
der the law, that they lun e acquit'
: ed property both personal and
j real. The plantation last year made
j over XOQ bales, with suHlcient for
age, con? etc You will lind no
I happier people anywhere or better
citizens. Many of these people
have boon willi nie 29 years and
hincas comfortable homes, with
' work ami driving ?mim?is, as von
will see anywhere, Beauty Spot i
only two miles from the incorp?
rale limits of our beautiful county
seat, Bcnnctfsvillc, which rellccts
so proudly, tho enterprising spirit
and business capacity of A .1 Math
eson. Although SO near, the sherill
hus never been to (ho place of Hoi -
chilly. Most of my tenants cann
to me very poor, but by means ol
the wise provision Iliade hy om
legislature iii thc enaccmcnl of th?
lien law for ibo poor, aro indepe
(lent happy, moral and honest peo
pie. 1 see no apology for a I'Cpeil
of (he lien law. In my opinion, i
Would be tho most direful disasle
i hat has ever happened to the stale
Tho legisla til re could bettor occu
py its tinie, in prp\ iding for th
comfort of our Confederate veter
ans in their declining years. On
of whom, I say it wit h shiime am
hi o ti Mention, was a bogger on th
streets of C(>>.nilibili ibo other day
A Confed?rate veteran, a beggar
on tho st roots of tho capital cit,
of South Carolina, tho mother o
?SCCC.SSion. O t?mpora ! () more..
Another's lifeless body was norn
from u poor hons ? farm wit h
cross of honor pinned on his lift
less hotly and buried in tho potter
iield. Plenty to engage (ho at ten
i lion of the gr?ai assembly than ri
pealing tile onl.\ hiv. thal makes i
possible for the poor w hiles lo ox
isl al ?ill. This maller of compel
mg landlords lo work their land
with hired labor was tried, alto
Hampton b?ciim? governor, tl tl ?
wits such a disastrous failure (lui
the lieu hov became \\ neeessilv
Tho (Mil j ic ?po for our people is i
thc wisdom of tho South, il cum
to tho rescue ol' lax payers in th
past ?md i fool sure it will m
.-.land idly by now and not reliait
ihis cover! and dastardly attack o
the liberties of their follow eil
lt C, McIntyre,
llenuty Spot. Plantation.
.Jan. 22, 1008*
LAND FOR SALE.
87 3 io Acres six miles north oset of
Hod Springs nod 1 milos from main liuo
of A Ooust Lino Itailroad. Tweuty aoros
olearon Timber mid wood will poy thc
expense of clearing. Prico $2,000. To rms
Cash. J. T. BOSTICK,
Doo. 20, 1907. lied Springs, N. 0.
JOHN T. DOUGLAS.
Notice of Final Discharge. v
Kstato P. B. Moore.
Having filed in the Probate
Judge's office of Marlboro county
our final returns as executors of
the will of P. li. Mooro notice is
hereby given that wo will apply to
court on the 21st day of Pcb. 1908
for letters dismissing as such ex
J. B, Pipkin,
B. E. Mooro,'
Emily IO Mooro,
Jan. 21, 1008. Executors.
When tho Stomach, Ho.irt.or Kidney IOTVOS
got weak, then thoso organs always full.
Don't drug ibo stomach, nor stimula to tho
heart or kidneys. That is simply a mako
shift. Got a prescription known to drug
(lints everywhere as Dr. Snoop's Usstora
tivo. Tho ltstorativo is prepared expressly
for theso weak insido nerves. Strength/' \
tiloso nervo?, build thom up with Dr ShooV._y
Restorative-tablots or liquid-and seo
how quickly help will como. Freo sample
test sent on revuest by Dr. Shoop,H .oino,
j W?B. Your health ie surely worth this sam.
I plo test. John T. Douglas, Druggist.
Has opened his jewelry business
next to Union Savings Bank.
I expect to rebuild at once
at my old stand where 1
will continue business as
- - SAM J. PEARSON - =
JEWELER. AND OPTICIAN. 5-8
FIENDS AND CUSTOMERS
ki to the Friends and Customers
of Claude T, Moore
Wo have purchased tho business of Claude T.
Moore and are now localed at his Old Stand. The lire
"pul us to the bad" lor a little, while but we arc now
prepared todo a larger business than ever and to give
you tho right goods ai the right prices. Weoxtend our
thanks for aid receiv ed during the lire and assure you
that same is appreciated by us. Wc will lie open for
! usinessat the former stand Of Gland T Moore on Sat
urday february 1st. Wc want all our customers ami
friends and all ol' Claude T Moore's customers and
friends to continue to trade with us and got tho best
groceries ai tho cheapest prices. If you want anything
hey Will bo delivered at your home.
Again thanking our friends and asking for a con
lance of their patronage, wo are