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III MARLBORO DEMOCRAT
BENNETTSYILLE, S. C.
W. F. CALDWELL, EDITOR
Friday, Feb. 2H, L908
ECONOMY TUE WATCHWORD.
Economy is one ol' thc llrst prin- j
eiples of any businessman. Lil
everything he undertakes or does j
the matter of economy is one ol'
tho most important which he con
siders. And unless he is econom- ;
ical there is small chance ol' his
over succeeding In anything.
This law should hold (roe with
tho state legislature hut the con
trary seems to have been true. It
is tinmted that the appropriations
by our lawmakers was nearly
$200,000 more thun it was hist
year. Instead of being more eco
nomical and cutting down thc ex
pense they spent nearly $200,000
more and at this time too when
they needed to cut down expenses.
Wc think that this is a matter
which should have thc serious con
sideration of every voter this sum
mer when he come to casting his
ballot for his candi pates for thc
legislature. He certain that the
men who are chosen arc safe and
conservative when it comes to thc
matter of appriating thc state
money and then vote for them.
Economy should bc the watchword
for the coming campaign.
The legista re has now "ceased
from troubling" tho people until
the third of March.
"What is the matter with Bcn
nettsville joining thc state league.
One of thc best advertisements any
town can have is a good baseball
team and then it furnishes lots of
wholes'ome amusements too.
* .* *
The school boy is looking for
ward to thc comino- of spring and
thc time when thc school will bo
out. And the voters aro looking
forward to tho time when the Can
didates will come out and the day
for voting. Truly an agc of
"Looking forward" this,
Lots of things stirring this com
ing summor according to thc amu
sement forceaste. Baseball, cam
paign speeches, political discus
sions, and many other things.
Hotter subscribe for thc Democrat
and keep Up With the times.
The state lenone of baseball
this snnnner is to bo composed of
("hester, Kock Hill, Sumter, and
Ornn?fcbtirg. Wcdon*t knowhow
the other matters are bill wc can
bet that there will be plenty of
".'blowing" from thc second ?nc
named on this list
Many candidates in other towns
and counties have already announ
ced themselves but Marlboro is
waiting until the comino of tho
spring when the sap begins to
rise, t?ic gross grow, the birds to
sing, and when there is beauty and
gladness in everything.
Wo sec that Featherstone and
Blouse, are to oppose Ansel this
summer in the race for Governor,
Our advice to them would bo to
wait two more years for this is
what they will have to do anyhow.
And we suspect that when Mr.
Bleasegotsto bo Governor tho
State will have seen many and ma
ny more years.
tm >$> 4*
Have you seen our great con
test? Read it uno! get in the run
ning. And wo will tell yon a se
cret but don't dare breathe it.
The next Contest which WO will
put (?n is this: Wc will oller a
prize to thc one who answers this
question correctly. When, will
Benncttsvillohave waterworks and
sewerage? We aro convinced that
this would excite a lot of interest
and quite a variety of answers.
Fidelers Convention Tonight.
Dont you want to hear some old
time music as played in years ?one
by. We li?) Ct) have some old
time musicians. Come and enjoy
a good laugh this Friday evening.
The following have consented to
play some old time pieces: Messrs
?John M McCall. .lohn B Ilinsor,
1) Mc D McLeod, S J Pearson,
ami W 10 Reid, Members of thc
Musical Club are also going to
give us some linc seleciions.
Tickets at Douglas & Breeden
Death of Little Bernice Hubbard.
The tyrant death, the unwel
come intruder, has entered another
household, dismembered another
happy home circle, crushed the
hearts of father and mother, and
there is another little vacant chair.
When the aged and infirm,
weighted with the accummulatcd
toil and cares of many years, are
called to "go hence,-4 wc arc not
surprised, for such is natural and
expected. But when the unbidden
and repulsive intruder, within his
icy clutches seizes and steals away
our dear sweet little loved ones,
suddenly at that, then it is thc
pangs are so piercing, and tho or
deal well nigh unbearable.
At 8 o'clock A M, Monday Feb
ruary 24th, 1908 thc spirit of little
Bernice, the four year old, and el
dest daugter of of Mr S ,1 and
Mrs Ella Hubbard was wafted b.\
angels to the blissful realms of per
pectual bliss and felicity. Shi
was born thc 12th of August 1903
being at the tune of her untimely
demise, four year:-, six months ani
twelve days of agc.
She was the sunshine of Un
home, idolized by her devotee
father, and fondly loved by he
On Saturday before lier deal!
she with her neighbor playmat*
engaged in innocent games o
amusement, and when tho shade
ol* evening were gathering, sh
; ran home soon to exhibit signs o
illness, siezed with stupor and
lack of playfulness. Sunday morn
ing the family physician wa
called in, and soon after his dc
parturo she had severe convulsion.
which al intervals continued mit
' the angels took her Monday mon
'ing. Inning been ill only tw
nights and one day. Lox ing an
! tender halals shrouded hm- s\ve<
little body in lovely while lawi
bedecked with silk while bow:
her little lorin reclining in a wini
plush ciiskct, she resembled ?i
angel ol' peaee. Tuesday morniii
thc beautiful little white caski
was lowered into a snow white <.
mented vault, in the McCall cern
tory, in casi Bcnncttsyillc, the la
sad funeral rites being conducti
l?y Kev C A dones, pastor ol' tl
Bcnncttsville Baptest church. Tl
death so sudden, thc child so brig
and interesting, father and moth
so crushed the entire communi
was deeply touched, and in an kl
usual manner extended syinpatl
genuine and profound?
.J. 1?. (i.
Shredded Wheat. Biscuit ai
Triscuit a' W. M. Kowe'd
A weak stomach means we
stomach nerves, always. And tl
is also true of the heart and ki
noys, lt1 a pity that sick on
continuo to drug the stomach
stimulate the heart and kidney
The weak nerves, not the orgu
j themselves need this help, Tl
?explains why Dr. Shoop's llcsti
'alive has, and is promptly liol pi
I so many sick ones. It goes din
'to the cause ot these diseases. Ti
this vital truth and sec. Jno,
Marlboro Guards Attention!
Quarters Co. 10, 1st In tty,
G* 'S. C. Feb. 26, 08,
General Orders, No, 2
I. Thc annual inspection
the National Guard ot South C
oiina, as required by section
Military code ol' South carob
and section I 1, Military Act, Jai
ary 21, l!K):;, will be held aeeo
ing to tia; following schedule:
LiotltOliaiit chas. H. caban
dr., 1! S A, ?viii inspect for
War Department and col W
Brock, Asst Adjl and I ns. ( ?
will inspect for the state. 'JA
IN THE SENATE
Marlboro's R.ccord in the Upper
The Advocate received oulv two or
three jounals of the house during
the last two weeks of the legisla
ture, and consequently not much
can bo given about the Marlboro
members of that body during that
time. Most of the information
below is in regard to the senate.
Senator Rogers had the Civil
("ode amended so as to remove the
limit for which tho city of Hen
netlsvillo may be bonded for
waterworks and sewerage. This
was to make tho Code conform to
the Constitution, wlncll had al
ready been amended.
On Tuesday the house passed
tho supply bill, appropriating over
one and a half million dollars for
various purposes. To this w ill be
added about $60,000 for thc expen
ses of the legislature and as much
more for other appropiations.
The salaries of the state officers
have been raised, traveling expen
ses allowed judges, two new judg
es and solictors added, appropi
ations for thc colleges increased,
$12,000 appropiated for a soldiers
home in Columbia, thc amount
paid by thc state for water in Co
lumbia raised from <?l>,000 to
85,000, and many other items in
There was opposition to allow
ing comptroler general funds to
investigate county treasures and
auditors offices, but the item pass
ed, 59 to 17. Gibson, Lane and
McColl voted for it.
Senator Rogers voted against a
resolution to appoint a commisioli
to look into the possibility of buil
ding a supreme court room in Co
lumbia, and it was killed, 24 to 10.
THU LI KN LAW.
On Wednesday, thc senate pass
ed Senator Crouch's bill to repeal
tho lien law, by a vote of 17 to 10.
Senator Rogers voted with the
majority against the lien law.
In thc discussion of tho bill, Jio
cording to the News and Courier,
Senator Rogers said the people
were using the lien iaw to their
own undoing. The country is
prospering in spite of tho lion law:
no other pursuit Oil earth could
stand the drain ?d' resources that
agriculture has to slam! under the
lieu law. For a while sonni folks
will stiller and have to stiller sell'
denial, but in the end it will be
for their own good, lie regarded
the repeal as a plain duty. The
lien law gives a credit, bul it is a
credit that is ruinous.
If yon believe in tinkering with
an old sore and not ?ail it out then
it is necessary to ad on the mort
gage bill. If the lien law be re
pealed then the mortgage law has
to be further limited. The on!\
way to treat the ease is to cul oui
thc evil, roof and blanch. 1 le
wanted a man to be able to mort
gage any property in actual exist
?Mice, f Ic opposed a mortgage in
January on something not even in
Senrtor Appolt offered an
amendment providing that no
mortgage could be/riven on a crop
not in existence. This was voted
down, lil to 1)1. Senator Rogers
voted for the amendment.
Then the bill passed to the third
reading, 19 lo 1), Senator Rogers
again voting for the repeal bill.
The H.vdriek bill was taken up,
to prevent a mortgage on crops
not up. The senate refused to
kill the bill, 21 to ll2. Then after
discussion it again refused to kill it,
17 to Ki. Then there was a tie
vote, and the lieutenant governor
east the deciding vote against, the
bill, which killed it. Senator
. Rogers voted for the bill all the
A light was made on the appro
priation for the attorney general lo
prosecute the dispensary grafters,
but it passed. 17 to C.. Senator
Rogers voted for it.
The bill passed (he senate to fix
railroad fares at two and a half
eenls a mile by a vote of 1?) to | I.
Senator Rogers voled against it.
Senator Rogers voted to ox?cpl
railroads under forty miles long,
bul by a voto of J8 to l l, tho sen
ate reduced tho length to 31 miles.
On Thursday, Senator Crouch's
bill to repeal thc lien law came up
again, and was killed, .17 to ll.
Senator Rogers this time voted
against the bill.
Then the Richards bill to repeal
tho lien law, which had already
passed the house by a large ma
jority, was taken up by the senate
and killed by a vote of 14 to 12.
Senator Rogers voted against
tho bill, after failing to get it
amended so as to prevent mortga
ges on crops.
The senate passed a bill, 19 to '.?,
to allow towns not county seats to
vote out despensaries. Senator
Hogers voted against tho bill.
An amendment was offered to al
low county scat towns also to
vote out dispensaries, but was kill
ed, 1(3 to 13. Senator Rogers
voted for this amendment.
Mr McColl's bill to allow Clio
school district to collect fees from
pupils, was passed by thc house.
By a vote of 3,3 to 1 tho senate
passed thc bill to appropiatc
$18,000 to build a new domitory
at Winthrop. Senator Rogers
voted for it.
On Friday, thc senate again
took up thc bill to allow towns
other than county scats to vote
out dispensaries. It was moved
to amendment by including county
seats of less than 2,000 inhabi
tants. Amendment lost, 22 to 13.
Rogers voted for it. Ile also
voted against the bill again, but it
passed, 24 to 12. Thefbil) to re
lieve thc ex-state treasurers from
paying for bonds that were stolen
from their ofiieo, was passed, 21
to 10, Senator Rogers voling for
At night the lien law repeal b'll
was taken up, and Senator Rc s
again tried to get it amended so u,s
to prevent mortgages on implant
ed crops, lie failed, 23 to and
then voted against the bill. There
was a tic and Lieutenant-govern
or McLeod prevented the death of
the bill with his deciding vote on
two ballots. Then two senators
who had been out, came in and
voted against thc bill which killed
(To bc continued.)
NEGRO KILLS CONSTABLE
Ragsdalc Brimson of Dillon Sho
Down by Coot Alford in
Chief of Police Kelley rccicvci
tho following telegram Sunday af
Dillon, S C, 23rd.
Chief of Police, Benncttsvillc, .v
Coot Alford killed deputy Brun
son, low chunky black negro abou
live feet high driving gray mu1
top buggy. Liberal reward.
A. B. Jordan,
Monday thc Advocate receive
the following from its Clio corre.?
On Sunday afternoon while M
Kugsdale Brimson of Dillon,
Constable for Magistrate Fon
was l iding along with him, he nu
Coot Al for ld for whom ho had
warrant, and who had evaded ai
rest for several months. The coi
stable reconi/.cd him and steppe
out of his buggy to arrest hin
The negro drew his pistol and sin
tho constable three times, mortal!
wounded him, and then escape?
The negro prisoner under arre
helped a gentleman who came u
and t hey put tho shot officer ;
his buggy and started with him I
the home of Dr Keller, but the o
licor died on the road befoi
reaching the homo of tho surgeo:
Mr Brimson was badly cut ly
negro prisoner last fall.
Notice of Final Discharge.
EST. OK MISS HA 1,1,IE COOK.
Having tiled in the Proba
Judge's office ol' Marlboro conn
my final returns as Administr?t
ol'thc (?state ol' Miss Sallie Coi
notice is hereby given that I w
apply to said court on the 1 I
day <><' March, 1!>(),S for letter di
nus ary as such administrator.
W. C. Carlisle,
i<\:b. iith mos. 7-10 p.
4.50 gent's shoes.3.12
4.25 gent's pat shoes.2.08
3.60 gent's shoes.2,63
3.25 gent's pat shoes.2.38
3.00 gent's shoes.2.27
2.50 gent's shoes.1.81
2.25 gant's shoes.1.59
1.75 gent's shoes.1.33
3.50 ladies' shoes.2.G8
2.25 ladies' shoes.1.88
2.25 ladies' shoes.1.61
1.75 ladies' shoos.1.37
1.25 gent's dress shirts.83
.75 gent's dress shirts.47
.75 gent's undershirts.49
.75 gent's drawers.49
10c sheeting. 7c
10c white homespun.7ic
9c calico. 8c
8c calico. 6c
Z. P. Wright
FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS
And lo the Friends and Customers
of Claude T, Moore
Wo have purchased the business of Claude T.
Moore and are now located at his old stand. The lire
"put us to the bad*" lor a little while but we are now
propared todo a larger business than ever and to give
you the right goods at the right prices. Wc extend our
thanks for aid received during the lire and assure you
that same is appreciated by us. We will be open for
business at the former stand of Claud T Moore on Sat
urday February 1st. Wc want all our customers and
friends ami all of Claude T Moore's customers and
friends lo continue to trade with us and get the best
groceries at the cheapest prices. If you want anything
r?EC03>T3E5 3XTo. 16
and they will be delivered at your home.
Abrain thanking our friends and asking for a con
tinuance of their patronage, wc are
= & BRO. =
East Darlington Street, stand
formerly occupied by Cl&ude
-T. Moore --