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BENNETTS VILLE, S, C,
DEMOCRAT PUBLISHING CO.,
W. F. CALDWELL, EDITOR
Friday, Feb. 14, loos
FOR BIENNIAL SESSIONS.
In looking"over tho work which
hus beeil done ami tho time which
has been wasted we can readily say
tiiat South Carolina does not need
a mooting of tho loishituro every
year. And the present session of
this body has only oinphasized this
fact more forcibly than ever.
In accordance with tie? law tho
legislature meets on the second
Tuesday in January which was the
12th of that Month this year. ll
continues in session for forty days
and that is the length of the time
which they receive pay. They can
continue the.session after thal, limo
if they want to but they must servo
without pay and we have yet to seo
them doing that.
Tho legislature this year, like
most of the other years, has done
partically nothing. We venture
to say that they could have trans
acted all business which was neces-1
.sary in two days at the most. Hut
instead of that they have killed
time in running over the state and
In useless discussions- lt appears
to an observer that they have ad
jour ned on every pretext and in
stead of staying in Columbia and
finishing the wwrk and then getting
back homo they fooled away the
time, until, with only a little over
one more week of the session, they I
still have done nothing. The. ma
jority of the states of the union
have given up the practice, of
ig their, lawmakers to meei
. year and we think that it is
lime for this state to join that
>er. The laws are made ami
;ed so fast that the mass of
.opie never have lime to know i
is the law. In fact many of ?
uui?>,,eau WHICH ua.! utica...,',
3 statute books. Hut then i
s not surprising after one
)VOr the field,
frequent meetings of the ;
legislature we actualy belive result:
in more, harm than good. The j
Governor could call them in extra
session if such a course was ad
vised. We. say let them meei, once.
every two years. The meeting of
tho legislature every year calls for
a lot of money and this state can
ill afford to pay out a pilo of
money to have a crowd go to Col
umbia and spend forty days doing
nothing. We submit that it is
time to change this obsolete cus
INCONSISTENCY OF SOME PA
There nre some papers in the
state of South Carolina which pro
fess to be ardent prohibitionists
and their editorial and news col
umns are lilied with arguments
against tho sale of liquor. Hut
turn to thc advertisements telling
whore and what brands should be
Now this thing has been making
some of us think. If these afore
said papers are really and truly
prohibitionists, that is if they aro
conscientiously opposed to tho
liquor traille, then why is it that
they take the advertisements ol'
thc liquor houses? It is plain
enough fact that these liquor
houses pay good advertising rates
and are not like some other adver
tisers slow about paying. Hut for
ft paper to tight against liquor in
its editorial and news columns and
then lake liquor advertisements
seems to us to be inconsistent to
say the least. In fact this sort of
J)r Jokyl and Mr Myko policy kills
whatever influence such a news
paper may have had. Tob?4 con
sistent in the light against tho li
quor let them cut out tho adver
tisements of the liquor houses and
light tho trallie all along the line.
Straddling will amount to nothing
in thc end. Tho paper is known
to bo inconsistent-to uso no
stronger tenn-which will fight
against tho liquor in its editorial
and news columns and then pub
lish tho advertisements of liquor
houses. If they take the adver
tisements then in their other spa
ces let them advocate liquor and
quit tho futile light which they are
attempting to wage-apparently.
Wo profess that this matter hurls
tho cause ol'both sides and helps'
neither tho editor, tho paper, nor
thc people who take thc paper.
The weather of the pasl few
days should bc calculated to revive
interest in tho matter ol' water nav
The lee King has boon displeased
with some of his subjects, recently
and has dealt out some tough times
Atlanta was hard hit by tho ico
king and now they aro complain
ing of prohibition over there.
Some pcoplo aro hard to satisfy
"A man of words and not deeds
is like a garden full of weeds,"
sinus tho taxpayers when looking
over tho workings of tho legisla
We hope Attorney General Ly
on will succeed in cm ching the
rascals who stole all I.int money
from tho slate in spite of tho oppo
sition of politicians and liquor
MW .> <.>
A large crowd of tho lawmakers
spent lost Saturday in thc city-by.
tho-sca and old Charleston received
them with open arms. Wonder
where, tho "Tigers" stayed while
this body was in tho city ?
Senator Appelt stirred up a "hor
net's nest" by that editorial of his
in tho Manning Times on the hold
**15o Sliro your sins will lind you
ont," is well illustrated in the case
of tho defunct state dispensary.
The investigation draws out more
proof of thc rottencss every
day and we1 hope to sec it go on
until thc theives, whoever they may
bc, arc all caught and punished.
Nolice of Opening Books of Sub
Pursuant to a commission issued
to thc undersigned by Hon KM
McCown, Secretary of State of
South Carlina, under date of Feb
ruary 11th, 1908, books of sub
scription to the capital stock of
the McCall Hotel Company will
bc opened at thc ollicc of T K Mc
Call in Bennottsville, S C, on Sat
urday the 15th day of February
1008 at ll o'clock.
TE McCall, I
W S Mowry, > Corpora
ll H Newton. ) tors. 7
Nolice of Final Discharge.
Having Hied in the Probate.
JudgGiS ellice of Marlboro county
my final return as guardian of Si
las M Spears, II ii Spears, W L
Spears, Ii F Spears, Tilla Spears,
Alton Spears and Forest Spears
notice is hereby given that I will
apply to said court on the 3rd day
of March 1908 for letters dismis
sary as such guardian.
0*9 p. Guardian.
Feb. 3rd lOOK.
A weak stomach means weak
stomach nerves, always. And this
is also true of thc heart and kid
neys, lt' a pity that sick ones
continue to drug thc stomach or
stimulate the heart and kidneys.
The weak nerves, not, thc organs
themselves need this help. This
explains why Dr. Shoop's Restor
ative has, and is promptly helping
so many sick ones, lt goes direct
to tho cause ol those diseases, Test
this vital truth and seo, .Ino. T.
THE WEATHER. VERY &OUGH,
Reports from Quarters tell o(
"Well, what's thc news tc
asked the reporter as he st ?
into the court house ol' one <
otticials over there. "Not:
much except bad weather ar
grippe," was the reply. "Tl
about all I know ol*."' And
was tho same no matter win
asked. Colds lagrippo, and'?
sicknesses along with the
weather is all that seems to Ix
ring these days.
The bad weather :-ecms to
been pretty general all ov<
country. Atlanta, (?a., wa
hard. The sleet and freeze p
telephone, the telegraphs
lights, and thc street ears
business lor a few days. Th?
lauta Constitution tells <
I'ree/e ami the havoc wh
wrought, lt ays that th
graph wi re.--and thotolophoi
were down and that Atlant
eui oil' ol' communication w
outside World. .Mails could
dcliverc ! in the residential
ons regularly and the sit Hoi
the poor was severe in in:
In other paris of the C<
the sleet ami freeze held swi
this state Sparlanburg, Am
(J reen vi Ile and thc surrot
towns were in the gras))
sled, forces and many wire;
damaged. In Anderson the
were put out of business ?
several of the towns the kel
lamps or candles had to beni
account ol' the electric lights
? Hon not t s\ i I li> has had its
'share of the bail weather. Th?
wave strucklhCrc on time and
?day morning found some sloe
tho rain which was falling
froze. Monday night the we;
turned a little wanner but thc
kept up and was followed on )
nesday by a disagreeable and
/.Iv rio y Not 1.moss h
i ol much kind.
lt was said on Wednesday that
several wagons had passed through j
town containing tho household I
goods ol' some people who wore
moving. These are making ar
rangements for this year and the
incl?ment weather added some
what to the work of moving.
: Hut the Hennettsville lights are
l in good working order and never
mind the weather. The condition
of the streets are somewhat ol' a
drawback but then there is some
consolation in the fact that some
of these days soon thc sun will
shine, and then there will be heard
sighs for the waterworks so the
dust might be laid.
Mrs. Amanda Carter, wife of thc
late Capt. Daniel Carter, was born
in 1833 and died December 26th
1907, aged 74 years, at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Louis Cha
vis in Hebron.
Mrs. Carter was reared near
Hurtsville, Darlington county, by
liions parents, and at the agc of
(iftcen joined tho M. IO. church,
South, ami lived up to her vows.
When stricken two yearg ago
her faith grew stronger and bright*
1er and her hope for eternity was
i built upon nothing less than Christ
and His righteousness, consequent
ly the. only pain to her in passing
through thc valley of the shadow
of death was the separation from
j the loved ones ol' earth.
She is survived by two brothers,
! Dr. .1. H. C. and .Judge L Wright
I of Darlington county, one son,
Mr. Oscar Carter, of Savannah,
and two daughters, Mrs. Louis
Chavis of Hennettsville, and Mrs.
Kellie King of Hurtsville,
She was laid to rest at Beauty
Spot eomoteiy on December 27th
1007, Kev. ,J IC Rushton of tho
Blenheim circuit conducting tho
t erything ?omts io a Succesful
iusincss conditions, as far as
mettsville and thc surrounding
ntry is concerned, are very
-d. In fact they are much the
io as at this time every year
tho financial panic only alt'cct
ihis section slightly.
'Ians arc now being made for
planting of this year's crops,
ti li zo rs aro bein"; hauled and
le ready and tho ground is lie
put info shape. The fanners
0 boon busy ditching and clean
oil' the. land which needed tkis
d of treatment. It is said that
1 prospects for this year are very
ght. In fact one said the other
y that thc outlook for this year
s better than usual.
Like other sections of tho coun
. Marlboro has been troubled by
carcity of lab* Formerly there
s no trouble in hiring all tho hi
if bul the aspect is di lieront now.
' many the scarcity of labor in
3 past few years has boon caused
littlo bv thc immense manu fae
ring plants now under construc
n in thc sont h.
No longer relying on thc raising
colton as thc sole means of live
ned thc men of tin?, south lun e
.ned their attention to manufae
ing lines. ( hi rivers and creeks
ter powers an1 being uti li/.ed
thc purpose of furnishing clec
iity which run the wltCcls of
tories, light thc towns, and
iply the motive power of vuri
industrics over many an ex
SO of territory. This has necd
labor in developing these yari
thihgs, especially in thc mat
of construction, and tho negro
thc natural labor. Higher
fos were ofl'crcd than they were
istomcd to receive and they
icrcd around those undertak
; in large crowds,
nother fact is too thut. thc ?ol
1 class have gotten more thrift
n>e V : '
. i.,) ...v.. ^ i v..i(HA.l
from their white noighbors.
Thc recent financial depression
has caused many of thc largo in
dustrial undertakings lo suspend,
at least for a time, ami hence there
luis been turned loose on tho coun
try a large, number of unemploy
ed. These must have means ol' liv
ing and they arc more ready to go
work on thc farms, lt is said that
this is one of tin4 most important
reasons for tho present supply of
(abor. Of course tho prices of the
farm hand have risen with the price
of cotton and this is an attraction
which adds no small inducement
to working on Ibo farm.
The lien law has been discussed
pro and con to show its effect on
Preaching at Shiloh. |
Kev. R. A. Rouse, the pastor
of thc. Marlboro circuit has asked
us to make the following announ
''Tbs first Quarterly Confci .once
for Marlboro Circuit will be held
at Shiloh, Saturday the 15th Inst.
Let all officials attend this meet
ing, Preaching Saturday ll a. ni,
and Sunday ?'J p. m.
The annual meeting of tho Far
mers mutual Fire Insurance associ
ation will bc held in the C. ll.
Fob. 25th at 10:30 o'clock a. m.
All members ure requested to at
Capt. Frank Manning) Pres.
O.T. lOastcrling, Seety and Treas.
7 A. I).
To the Public.
1 have bought ont thc beef mar
ket of W ,J Baldwin and want
your orders. All kinds of fresh
meatSjOn hand and all orders will
receive prompt attention. Your
patronage is solicited.
7 Lamest Covington,
FOR YOUNO OR OLD
TUB UBHT FILL SOLD
Lillie Liver Pills
From Bennettsville via.
Bcnncitsville CherawR. R.-Seaboard Air Line Ry
I #ve Kol I? irk .
I /VC Hamlet.
Arv Richmond ...
Arv New York ...
I #vc 1 latnlet.
9 51 1\ RI.
1 20 A. RI.
8 00 A. RI.
12 50 1?. RI.
6 05 "
.1 21 A. M.
7 30 V
I,vi- Kollocks .
Arv Camden .
A rv Col umhin.
Arv Savannah .
Arv vSt. Augustine.
PS oo i
10 -I 1
S no A. RI.
10 25 *'
12 K) P. Ri.
5 05 ' '
Wilmington-Monroe- Charlotte-Atlanta-Birmi ngham
Aw I latnlet.
\4\ C I [ninlet.
Arv Charlotte .
Arv Birmingham ,
I,ve 1 l.nnlei.
.Jp bi.ness I
I expect to rebuild at once
at my old stand where I
w?ll continue business as
SAM J. PEARSON
JEWELER. AND OPTICIAN.
Plain Talks on Fertilizers
A Talk to Fruit-Growers
You Use h. fertilizer
of course, but do you
usc enough ?
The yield per acre,
nnd the profit therefrom
increases in far greater
proportion than the cost
of additional fertilizer.
What is an increase in
cost of $2.00 to JU0.00
per acre for fertilizer
when thc returns therefrom
show an increase of f>50.00 to
$250.00 per acre?
Thc big Magnolia Fruit
Farms at Durant, Miss., tested
thc well-known Virginia-Car
quantities o n
Result : when
1,000 lbs. per
acre were used
thc profit was
ty^.m more per
acre than when
50 0 lbs. per
sacre were used.
This is modern intensive cul
ture, the method that is doub
ling and trebling thc crops of
all kinds of fruit in
cither good or in poor
and worn-out land all
over thc country-and
in good soil, too/
The yield will be
according lo the
amount of plant food
you give your trees or
plants - you can de
pend on it. Thc better
they are fed the greater
ana more valuable will
bc your crop. Fertil
ize sparingly and you
The fact that over a million
tons of Virginia-Carolina
Fertilizer were sold last year
proves them to be without
equal. Every fruit farmer,
no matter what method he
now uses, should get the Vir
ginia - Carolina
new Year Book
It is free to all
who arc inter
to write for it.
Address us to
the nearest city
Richmond. Va. Durham, N. C.
Norfolk, Va. Charleston, S. C.
Columbia, S. C. Baltimore, Rid.
Shreveport, La, j