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' E MARLBORO DEMOCRAT
B?NNETTSVIL/IiB. S, C.
Friday, Feb. 14, 1908
DEMOCRAT PUBLISHING CO.,
\ na year.
Six months. . .
Mr. .1. IO. Nortnenl was in the
C(( \v Saturday.
Quite a largo crowd was in town
Saturday and business was brisk.
The. sleet which fell last week
made things feel like winter time.
Mr and .Mrs. ,J. W. While haye
go( io Florence l'or a short visit.
jMiss Eunice Kelley is visiting her
sister Mrs. William Kirkley in
Senator Me Laurin has bought
the PostofUco building from Frank
K M Prall spent Sunday with
his father, Kev U N Pratt in Colum
Mrs T K Stokes, ol' Darlington,
is visiting her parents Mr and Mrs
Charlton Carlisle went to Rcn
nort, N C, Sunday lo visit his sis
ter, Mrs Luther McIntyre.
II II Newton Esq attended the
meowing of the state live stock as
sociation in Columbia last week.
Mr. John Fox addressed a meet
ing at Cheraw last week in the
interest of w aterw ays improvmcnt.
Mrs. A. L. Orrell and children,
of Darlington, are visiting at the
home of her father ?J. H. Sampson. !
Mrs. W. L. Webstor, and son
Hampton, have been quito sick
with LaGrippo for several days.
C. H. Crosland has bought the
corner lot, where formerly i lu?
Marlboro Drug Co, was located,
from A. .1. Matheson.
Treasurer Hogers had written
0485 tax receipts up to yesterday.
fp.._ MM . I -, '
lasb wecK ano. mere was no otates
there two days.
Thc Troaurer is kept busy hunt
ing up the delinqunts. Beginning
witlvftiho 1st of this of this month
tho 50 per cent penalty went on.
T. S. Evans, W. A. Rogers and j
Chas. Crosland attended the
meeting of the state cotton growers
association m Columbia last week
Mrs W W Wannamakcr, of]
Orangeburg, and Deems Mathe
son, of South Carolina University,
are visiting their parents Mr and
Mrs A ?I Matheson,
Petitions are already being cir
culated for the appointment of
cotton weighers here for next fall.1
Awong these in the race are Ben
ll Covington and Loring D Odom.
Mr and Mrs R K Breeden, Mr
and Mrs W P Breeden Jr, Mr and
Mrs C F Breeden and Mrs II W
Liles, went down to Dillon in au
tomobiles Sunday and dined with
their sister, Mrs G L) Barlow, re
turning in the afternoon. The
trip el lb way was made in about
Thc county board of education
yesterday ordered an election to
bc held at Bethlehem on Feb. 28
to decide upon a special tax of
four mills in Brownsville school
Thc Auditor is recieving returns
for tl,;s year but they arc coming
in si y. It is said that the peo
ple of Benncttsville are farther be
hind in this matter than all thc rest
Col. W. W. Lumpkins, of Col
umbia was in the City last week
and attended a meeting of thc
Bennettsville Commandery to the
great joy of all the local Brothers.
May Lucas, the President of
the Soeity Hill bridge Co., sold
the old bridge across tho Pee Doe
River at that place yesterday.
The bridge was in the way of the
boats and tl e govcrmenthad taken
the matter up.
Mrs A. J. Matheson and Mi s
Mayde will leave Saturday to join
Mr Matheson in New York, w hence
the party will sail for Europe.
Mr Mathe son has gone, north to
atten to some business matters
before going abroad. They will
be accompanied tm their European
tour by Miss Theodosia ?Jones, local
xlitpr of the. Marion Star, who is
cousin of Mrs. Matheson.
MCCOLL AND GIBSON FAVOR,
Talk of New Judicial Circuit to
tract Labor Law.
Senator Talbert's resolution al
lowing ft vote, oil prohibition by
the people, and should it carry, to
bc enacted into law, the first <>!'
November was lost tonight by a
The bill creating the. Nth judi
cial circuit passed the house today
-this was deemed necessary in
order to reli?se, the congested
dockets, especially in Columbia,,
and thc Senate quito likely will
pass it. In ease, ol' the Nth cir
cuit, Capt. DeVoro, of ridgefield,
will bo, elected .Judgo of that cir
cuit. Gov. .J, C. Sheppard, would
not accept thc place.
lt is stated by some of thc Jud
ges that wi? need in this State 15
circuits instead of 11 in order to
try the cases and keep up with the
docketed business of the, courts.
An c flo rt will now be made to cre
ate tho 12th circuit and tho
chango will elicet Marlboro ?is fol
3rd Circuit, Clarendon, Lee.
Sumter, and Williamsburg coun
.1th Circuit. Chesterfield, Dar
lington -md Marlboro, and when
L'eo Dee county is formed, with
Dillon as the county seat, that
would bo included in the -Jth cir
12th Circuit. Florence. Marion,
I lorry and Georgetown.
1st Circuit. Calhoun, Orange
burg, Berkley and porchester.
In case thc 12th Circuit is form
ed. our friend and formel- county
man S. \\\ (i. Sh i pp, of Florence,
in all probability will be elected
oral days ago. but tonight tho Sen
ale was not disposed to consider
tho House bill, but will substitute
Senat o judiciary committee bill,
and this in my judgment will pass,
and will giyc tho farmers immedi
ate relief, they need it for their
protection, they are entitled to
this much ami will in a few days
In reference to thc "Drummers
License-' to solicit liquor orders,
has reached the House, and is far
down on the Calender. I don't
know who will call it up. But
after mature consideration, and
after talking several times with
Senator Rogers, as to the bill, and
his amendment to exempt Marl
boro county, I don't believe the
house will pass it, but should it
KO through, I have fully deter
mined to place Marlboro back, re
quiring any and a'l persons solicit
ing liquor orders in Marlboro
county to secure a license paying
for same $5,000. Mr. Lane is in
sympathy with Mr. Rogers, but
is opposed to thc bill.
Wc already have them and they
conduct their business without one
cent of revenue to the county, but
in my judgment $5,000 licence will
bc prohibitive, and will preclude
the possibility of their presence
and business. The bill docs m t
give them a license 44to sell" but
only a license to solicit orders, all
ot which they now do. Mr. Mc
Coll is with me in favor of includ
ing Marlboro requiring the li
conso- no one man will pay it. for
one year,--consequently such a
law will forever rid Marlboro
County of these ''night riders'
and ambassadors of hell and dom
estic ruin and happiness. The bill
giving Winthrop College $1S,()00
passed today, This bill gives
Winthrop $24,000 this year, and
$24,000 next year, for the purpose
ol' building additional dormitories,
so as to take, care of, and provide
for the 300 girls annually turned
away, on account of the scarcity
of room in the dormitories-this
will pass thc Senate. Thc Peubo
dy fund will give $12,000, |
Tho House and Sonato both, to i
day accopted an invitation to visit
Charleston, extended by the Cita
del Academy, for the pur poso of
giving the General Asssmbly an
opportunity of inspecting thc pro
perty belonging to the state, and
to see how the state's money mon
ey is being used by these institu
I believe that tho time will bo
well spent, for tho legislators
should see and know what these
nstitutions are doing-tho charac
ter of work' being done, the condi
tion of property &c. No doubt
but Charleston will entertain thc
"Solons" royally come Air. Edit
or and go with us, More next
J Preston Gibson.
Tribute of Respect
Al a regular commumnication of
Aurora Lodge 33 of Clio, S? C.,
thc following were unanimously
passed; Whereas Almighty God has
removed by death our friend and
brother, H. C. Coningham who for
a number of years was a devoted
member of this Lodge.
He loved his lodge, was always
punctual in his attendance, gave
liberally of his means, was chari
table to a fault, Therefore be it
1st That WO bow to the will of
our Heavenly Eather
2nd That in the death of bro,
Cottingham this lodge has lost an
cf ficont co-worker and wea faith
fid and sympathyy.cihg f i md,
3rd That a page in our minute
hook bc dedicated to his memory.
ith That this lodge, extend to thc
family of our deceased brother our
5th That a copy of flies 4 resolu
tions bo sent to his family, Marl
boro Democrat and Dillon Herald
W. M. Mclnnis.
T. (i. Covington.
Nearly all the insurance on the
burned property has binni adjust?
One exception is that of the
Marlboro Drug Company. They
Inul 8900Q insurance, and after
making all allowable deductions,
the adjusters ligured out that they
would bo due 87005. Tips had been
practically agreed upon, but the
adjusters Consulted and decided to
lake off tho $905 because the store
had not taken stock within a year.
It was explained that this hail been
due to the illness of both tinnies
and Zack Drake, w ho have had
Typhoid fever, and that they had
made preparations to begin taking
stock on the very day the lire oc
curred. Thc insurance men insist
ed on the penalty, however, and
no agreement has yet been reach
J T Medlin and the adjusters
could not agree upon the. amount
of thc damage to his furniture, and
that claim also remains unsottlcd.
James Kason had a $500 on his
stock which he had neglected to
have transferred when he moved
from thc Advocate building to
Mrs. Crosland's building a few
days before. Ile got nothing at
all on this policy. He had another
policy of $1000 which was paid in
Notice of Final Discharge.
EST. OK MISS SAIJ?JIK COOK.
Having filed in the Probate.
Judge's office of Marlboro county
my final returns as Administrator
of the estate of Miss Sallie Cook
notice is hereby given that I will
apply to said court on /he 11th
day of March, 1008 for letter dis
missal')' as such administrator.
W. C. Carlisle,
(?iud. i lied Administrator.
Teh. 11th 1008. 7-10 p,
The repair on nine Cadillac run
abouts sold during the year of
LOO? did not amount to $50.00 80.
MALLOY MUST HANG.
Supremo Court Decides Against
Him - The Oscar Brooks Case.
Thc supreme court has refused
to interfere with the verdict of
thc jury which found Jim Malloy
guilty of murder at tho Juno term
of court last year. Ho was sen
fenced to he hanged, but the at
torneys, J, W, LoGrand and J.
K. Owens, who were appointed
by the court to defend Malloy,
appealed to tho supremo court, anil
the execution was stayed, pending
a d?cision of the supreme court.
Last Tuesday lin; court dismiss
ed the appeal. Malloy will be rc
scntenccd at Ibo next term ol'
court, and will be hanged soon af
terward. Malley killed his wife,
on IC. W. Ryans' plantation, in
Oscar Brooks is also in jail herc
pending and appeal to thc supreme
court. He was convicted about
two years ago and sentenced to life
imprisonment, for killing Harris
Alford, by driving tho blade of an
axe into Iiis stomach, in Browns
ville. Ile was represented by
Townsend and Hanau-.
If you have catarrh, rid your
self of this repulsive disease. Ask
I )r. Shoop of Racine, Wis., to mail
you free, a trial box of his Dr.
Shoop's Catarrh Remedy. A sim
ple, single test, will surely tell you
a catarrh truth well worth your
knowing. Write to-day. Don't
suller longer. J.T. Douglas.
County of Marlboro.
By Milton MeLaurin, ICsqitire,
Judge of Probate.
Whereas, W. C. Stubbs and L.
1'. Stubbs has made suit to nie to
grant unto them letters of Admin
istration of thc ('state of and of
fects of Jas. L. Stubbs, deceased.
These arc therefore to cito and
admonish al! and singular the kin
dred and creditors ol' the said Jas.
L. Stubbs, deceased, that they bo
and appeal- before mo, in the court
of Probate to bc hold at Bennetts
ville, S. C., on tho 6th of Fob.
1 HOS after (publication thereof, at
inven rouler my nanu, tue ?lal
day ol' January A. D., 1908.
I Milton MeLaurin,
4-8 Judge of Probate.
Stop that tickling cough! Dr.
Shoop's Cough Cure will surely
stop it, and with perfect safety. It
is so thoroughly harmless, that
Dr. Shoop tells mothers to use
nothing else even with very ,young
babies. The wholesome green
halves and tender stems of a lung
healing mountainous shrub fur
nish tho curative properties to Dr.
Shoop's Cough Cure It calms the
cough, and heals the sensitive
bronchial membranes. No opium,
no chloroform, nothing harsh used
to injure or suppress. Demand
Dr Shoop's. Take no other. J.T.
Soaboard Interchangeable Milage
Bettor Than Ever.
Tho Seaboard Air Line inter
changeable mileage tickets now
on sale, will aftor July 15th also
he good over tho Contral of Goor
gia, Georgia Southern and Flor
ida,Norfolk and Southern, Atlan
tic and North Carolina and Vir
ginia and Carolina Coast roads,
five new additions, making a to
tal of twenty-eight lines in all
ropresontating noarly 20,000
You do not have to delay your
purchase, but Seaboard interchan
geable mileage heretoforo sold
and now on salo will bo good over
tho additional roads aftor July 15,
regardless of dato purchased.
Purchase your mileago tickots
from tho Seaboard Air Lino rail
For further information write
W. Ii. BURROUGHS, T, P. A.
Columbia, S. C.
Grippe is sweeping the country.
Stop it with Prov on ti CS, before it
gets deeply seated. To check early
colds with these little Candy Cold
Cure Tablets is surely sensible and
safe. Provcntics contain no qui
nine, no laxative, nothing har sh
or sickening. Pneumonia would
never appear if early colds were
promptly broken. Also good for
feverish children. Large box, 48
tablets, 25 cents. Vest pocket
boxes 5 cents. Sold by J, T.
A NEW LABOR.
THAT IS SAID TO BE CONSTI?
Failure to Carry Out Contract to
Be Prima Facie Evidence
Below is thc text of tho new la
bor contract law which hus boon
passed by thc present legislature:
? Section 1. That any person who
shall hereafter contract with an
other to render to him personal
service of any kim Land shall there
after fraudulently, or with malic
ious intent to injure his nmployer,
fail or refuse to rendor such service
as agreed uport, shall bo deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor.
See. 2. That any person who
shall hereafter contract to receive
from another personal service of
any kind and to compensate him
therefor,and shall thereafter fraud
ulently, or with malicious intent to
injure his employee, fail or refuse
to receive such service OJ- to make
compensation tis agreed upon,
shall be deemed guilty of a mis
Sec. 3. Thal the failure of either
party to such contract to perform
the obligation assumed by him
thereunder, without suilicicnt
cause and to thc injury of tho other
shall be prima licie evidence in
prosecutions under Sections 1 and
that Che violated [such contract
fraudulently and with malicious
intent to injure the other party.
See. 1. That any person who
shall hereafter contract with an
other to render personal service of
any kind to him, and shall there
after fraudulently or with mali
cious intent to injine the employer,
procure advances in money or oth
er thing of value from him, with
intent not to render the service
guilty of a misdemeanor. Proof
of the fact that the employee en
t?rinai into the contract, procured
advances and failed or refused to
complete the contract, without
sufficient cause, to the injury of
the employer, shall be prima facie
evidence of the offense herein de
scribed and declared a misdemean
See. 5. That any person who
shall hereafter contract with an
other to receive from him personal
service of any kind, to compensate
him therefor and make advances
to him and shall thereafter fraudu
lently or with malicious intent to
injure the employee receive the
benefit of such service in whole ol
in part, and with like intent fail or
refuse to make thc compensation of
such advances agreed upon, shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
Proof of the fact that the employer
entered into the contract, received
thc benelit of the employee's ser
vices, in whole or in part, and
failed to make the compensation
or advances agreed upon, without
sufficient cause, to thc injury of
the employee, shall bc prima facie
evidence of tho offense herein de
scribed and declared a misdemean
Sec. 6. The contracts referred
to in this Act may bc cither verbal
or in writing; if in writing, they
must bc executed with thc for
malities required by section 355
Criminal Code A. D. 1902; if ver
bal, they must be witnessed by at
least two disinterested witnesses
and the term of service contracted
for must be for a definite time, not
exceeding one year.
See. 7. That upon conviction
in a court of competent jurisdic
tion of any person charged witl
any violation of this act, the'person
so convicted shall be punished by J
fine not less than fifty dollar.*
and not exceeding one hundred,
dollars or by imprisonment
not less than twenty days and no'
exceeding thirty days for each of
Sec. H. That this Act is not inten
ded and shall not be eonstrudto pr<
tect any of p irties to or punish tho
violation of any contract or matter
connected therewith, whore tho in
ducement or consideration of such
contract is money or other thing
oi value advanced to 01 for the
emyloyec prior to tho commence
ment of service thereunder. All
such contracts arc hereby prohibi
ted and dull and void.
Sec. That all Acts and and parts
of Acts inconsistent with this Act
be, and the same are hereby re
See IO. That this Act shall go
into olfcct immediately upon tho
approval of thc governor.
Was in Poor lloalth For Yours
lin W. Killy, of Mansfield, Pa . . rltoa
"1 W?IH in poor hcnlth to: two year-?, Buf
fering from kidney i\?id bladder trouble, I
spent considerable money consulting physi*
elans without obtaining any marked bono?
lit, but was ourcd by Foley's Klduop I TO,
and I ('.csiro to add my testimony that it
muy bo tho cause of restoring the health of
others" Kef use substitutes. Reid & Go.
IOggs for hatching from pure
bred Rhode Island Reds. The best
general purpose chicken. Kxcel
lent winter layers. ?11.00 for set
ting of 13 eg^s. Mrs. Bunyan
McLeod, Bennettsville, S. C.
"Health Col?co" is really the
closest coffee imitation ever yet
produced. This, thc finest coil'oo
substitute ever made, has recently
been produced by Dr. Shoop of
Racine, Wis. Not a grain of real
c?lico in it either. Health Cotice
is made from pure toasted cereals,
with malt, nuts. etc. Really it
would fool an expert-who might
drink it for oolloo. No twenty or
thirty minutes boiling. "Made in a
minute," says thc doctor. R. 1).
Rogers * Bro.
WONDERFUL CORN PAINTINGS
So True to Nature That n. mind Maa
Cnn Count the Kernel?-A
Commissioner Teck hus written a
letter to Alfred MontrmmWy
gomery has accepted the challenge of
,lames Whitcomb Kiley, who in hts bal
lad, "When the frost is on tho pump
kin and the fodder's in tho shock," .
says that the farm presents a picture
that "no pointer has thc color?n' to
mol li." Mr. Montgomery at once called
the attention of tho Hoosier poet, lo this
challenge and he announced that hoi
would accept it.
Thc picture has been completed nml;
was shown to Mr. Peck in Chicago re
cently. It is six feet long and three
feet wide and represents a farm in tho
time pf the year suggested by tho bal
lad. A panel of rall fence is made tc
do service for a frame, ?ind into t li it
the painting has boen fhrust as if lt
had dropped and had caught there.
Montgomery lives on a little place
on tiie border of the town, whtch hf
calls u farm. He. claims that ho btu
taken no lessons save from nature. Ho
has painted during a period of 30 yean1
hundreds of farm scenes. It if
claimed that KO realistic are somo of
the cars of corn seen in thc pictures
that they have at different times nt
traded the nibble of homo and the
peek of a hen. Tho artist told the
writer that the man who seemed most
to appreciate his work was blind. In
painting the grain? on tho ears, he
hud made them stand out so that tho
sightless critic went over tko canvas
with bl? fingers, feeling almost every
grain. Mr. Montgomery himself saya
that iu this making the grains stand
out, he has been accused of cutting
off thc ends of real grains and pasting
them on tho canvas, but this chargo
li? dismisses with a disdainful laugh.
The artist exhibits hundreds of let
ters from well-known Chicagoans who
have purchased his corn pictures. IT?
delivered one to ex-Comptroller Kck
els the other day. Ho has been rc
ferred ' to ns "tho Jumes Whitoomb
Kiley in a*t."
The former artist is exceedingly odd
in his? habits. Some time ago he ap
peared in tho Auditorium hotel ht
farm g<arb, with a basket of hugo red,
, white and yellow cars of corn. Ile
Checked the basket and invited th?
' manager out in thc hali to seo one of
1 his com pictures.
j Montgomery uses up an astonishing
amount of energy. He will walk down
the street loaded with sufficient para
I phcrnaliu and pictures to fill a cart
One day, it is said, he orrlvod ut lhe.ruil
road depot in Lake Geneva with his load
just as the train was pulling out. He
i wanted the. conductor to walt, but tbs
k latter wouldn't; whereupon tho artist
, 'begun loading thc front end s of the car?
' a? they passed him, jumping on thc last
, car himself.
I The farmer artist says he will take
hie family and go to Paris with his pic
tures. It is sold that he has made mon?
- cy from the sale of the wonderful prod
ucts of his brush. He says he is building
n villa in some eastern state, and after
- the exposition he will settle there for
) the remainder of his life.-Chicago lUc->