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SEARCHING FOR HIS BOY
C. H. Godboid Looking for His
O II G od bold, from near How
land, N. C., was in town last week
searching for his boy, Alton God
bold, who left bis homo last Sep
tember in company with Kiley
Driggers? Having searched Ches
terfield county, Marlboro, and
parts of North Carolina tho father
was discouraged and felt that bc
would probably never seo his boy
again. Ho bas offered a reward
for information ns to thc wherea
bouts of Driggcrs or tho boy and
ho is determined to have them and
will leave no stone unturned unti
this end is reached.
Godboid stated that he was a
farmer living near Rowland and
that last year Kiley Driggcrs was
hired by him on tho first of April.
Ho said that his boy Alton, who is
about 13 years of age, became
very much attached to Driggers
and that they wore constantly to
gether; that Driggers and the boy
wore always in each others com
pany. Driggers is a bachelor and
often ho would take thc boy and
keep him at his homo. Godboid
said that sometime along about tho
latter part of August Driggers
bought tho boy a single barrel gun
and this added to tho attachment
which was already very marked.
J Ic said that he would often make
the boy stay at homo and not al
low him to spend the night with
Driggcrs and when this was the
case thc latter would bc late in
coming to his work and would ap
Along in the carly part of last
September Driggcrs, according to
statement which was made by
Godboid, took the boy and depart
ed. The father was not uneasy at
first for often Driggcrs bad taken
thc boy off for a few days at thc
time. Hut after several days had
tho father whs straining every
faculty to got thc unpicked cotton
gathered. Still ho word came from
I h i?gcrs and ibo I ><>y,
A Hairs rocked along in this
style and some months passed, lt
was in December when tho lirsi
news came and then it was beard
that a man and a boy had been
seen in Chesterfield county. Av
Marburg in that county Driggers
and the boy had stopped for a few
days. It is said that ho bought
some rations there and gave out
that hC was going to remain there
and work but one night be vanish
ed taking tho boy with him.
Godboid still believed that
Driggers bad only gone to some
of bis friends and that he would
turnup with thc boy. Ile waited
patiently but finally on tho first of
this month he concluded that he
would start out and sec what he
could learn as to thc whereabouts
of thc man and nis boy. Starting
out in a buggy bc made his way
into Chesterfield county, search
ing. Ile found where they had
been ?dong, but nothing definite
could be learned. On through the
country ho went and found them
not. Then bc turned , to .Marlbo
ro and searched again but without
result. Finally he arrived in Ben
netts vii lo, exhausted and dis
couraged and it was here that he
told the tale of his searchings and
wanderings for the boy and the
man who had enticed tho little fel
low away from home.
The boy's mother is weak and
the continued absence of tho son
is having a telling Clfcct upon her.
Worried, she toO has joined in the
search and has gone for miles a
round her homo looking for thc
boy but wit bout avail. She fears
all manner of evil has befallen her
eldest chilli and eagerly she isa
wailing for tho wanderers return,
Driggers is described us a man
of about fifty years of age, blue
eyes, sandy bair, red complexion
wears a heavy beard, about 5 foot
high, and weighs about 100
pounds. Thc boy Alton Godboid
who accompanied him, is describ
ed as being 18 .years of ase, blue
eyes, sandy bair, and of a very
friendly disposition. Ile was
wearing knee breeches when ho
Clio News Notes.
Clio, Mar 30-Mrs DW Pate re
turned from 1 Iiybsmitbl lospital on
Wednesday where she bad been for
several days looking af tor ber little
grand son Douglas McLaurin who
is recovering from a serious opor
ation for a binder trouble. Mrs
Pate's daughter Miss Lena has ta
ken her mother's place at tho hos
Mr W I> Baxloy and Mrs Sin
gleton were quietly married on
Thursday ?vening at the baptist
manse by Kev ,J ,1 Douglas.
Mr and Mrs Fay son x Du p ree
have settled down in a new resi
dence on I voy st in east Clio, re
ceiving a cordial welcome to town
as pleasant citizens.
The last of the cotton crop of
1907 has just been gathered and
tho farmers aro making good time
in preparing to plant another large
Mr and Mrs Joe Straus and Miss
Fannie Straus attended the burial
service of (ion. DeJongh at Flor
ence on Wednesday.
Mr and Mrs Theo. Weill are
spending this week with relatives
at Rockingham N. C.
Brick and morter are being call
ed for on the new store building
being erected by F L Currie, Esq
on his hotel property.
Thc Ivey mill company have in
stalled a new gasoline engine and
now proposes to make moro meal
and better meal and make it faster
than ever as well as dress lumber
as fast as it comes in.
Mr A C Driggers bas bought the
late engine from thc Ivey compa
ny and umlcr thc direction of Mr
K'd Lido bas started up bis saw
mill 4 miles east of Clio.
Your correspondent over, beard
a conversation today in which one
of our former grangers and ali
ancemcn expressed the opinion
that polities bad ruined farmers
merits before and now K |) Smith
was draging ii into politics and
Would ruin the cotton association
for bi> own selfish purpose. Hey
day. Ile always gets friendly
greeting from ninny (Tu? friends.
.1 NY MeFilwoc was with us on
Saturday with genial good nu
M. ( leorgc Met 'all .1 r, spent
Saturday nigh! in town taking bis
hoot her Mario!: with him i<? spend
Sunday with their lather (?eorgo
N Met lall, coroner.
. hi Sunday Kev .1 .1 Brown was
installed pastor of Carolina church
by Kev. A ti Buckner, D. I), and
in tho afternoon at Clio, by Kev.
.1 S Wilson. These installation
services are serious matters and
places burdens upon pastors and
people. To be flu? faithful pastor
of all the people is always loved
with a great reverence, but when
one bocomes tho pastor or pupet
of a few families he becomes con
tcmptable to others and destroys
his influence for good. Mr Brown
is a young man of great promise,
has entered upon a great work.
Wc hope many members of his
charge will encourage strengthen
and support him, as we believe he
deserves to be supported in his
christian work. Mr Brown was
installed at MeColl on tho 8th of
this month by Kev. Bunyan Mc
Leod, D. I).
Mr and Mrs Alford Sinclair
passed through town on Sunday
visiting tho pleasant old Sinclair
home near Sinclairs cross roads in
Marion county, the residence of
Daniel and Miss Lizzie Sinclair,
brothel- and sister of Mr Sinclair.
Miss Florence Kdons of Mittles
store spout Sunday with h?r pa
rents in town.
lion, .1 .) Lane was in attendance
upon tho Baptist Union meeting.
On Sunday your correspondent
l>v request taught his first bible
Mrs ll J Bennett is able to at
tend church again now after au ab
sence of nearly a yo?r caused by ft
typhoyd fever spell with relapses.
No lady in town bas more friends
nor lives higher in the cstcom of
everybody than does Mrs Bennett,
Family sickness prevented your
correspondent from enjoying thc
high class performance ol' 11 ir Ben
nottsvillo orchestra al tho audito
rium of Tuesday night. Tho only
thine; unpleasant is thc bad man
ners of some of our young peo
Mrs. W M Reedy and Miss Sal
lie McIntyre have returned from
a pleasant visit to relatives al Ked
Miss Loui/.c McMillan of Mari
on who is teaching ut Heady Creek
spent Saturday and Sunday in
town, the guest of Miss Isabella
Cross, principal of the Harmony
school. Miss Cross is on the sick
list and thc school is in charge of.
Miss Herta Quick and the music
teacher, Miss Mary Hamer.
Mr W L Smith was in town
with friends on Monday.
Miss U,osa Galloway is with
Miss Lssy Bethcain the Ked Blull
Miss Mamie Galloway is assist
ing Miss Ino/ Cluttnness in thc
bookkeeping department of A L
Calhoun .1 r store.
Passed a Credible Inspection A
On Monday March 23rd, the
Marlboro Guards, the local mil
itary company, was inspectod by
Lieut. Cabinass, for the war depart
ment and Assistant Adj un ant Gen
eral Brock for the state. The com
pany passed a credible inspection
and the officers and men were con
gratulated up on tlie excellent show
ing which was made. A good num
ber turned out for the inspection
and the good work which had been
done under the direction of Capt.
McIntyre and his officers was
Lieut. Cabinass and Col Brock
expressed themselves as well
pleased with the impiovment. On
the occasion of Ute last inspection
the officers were not satisfied and
they stated this time that the com
pany had improved greatly.
The company will go into en
campment along with thc rest of
the regiment on tho20th of .lune
and will probably stay in encamp
ment for IO days.
Capt McIntyre in speaking of
the company tin1 other day said
thal there would probably bo a
public drill ?md exhibition on tin1
8th ol' May. There is some talk ol
ing the soldier dead. The (0th of
May is the day sol for observing
memorial exercises in this state
but it lias been suggested that it
woi:l,! lie well to move it to May
Mb in Bennetts vii le and have tho
exercises on thal occasion.
Thal liUiguid lifeless ?celiue, th u comes
I with spl ine, ??nd early summer omi he
quickly changed to a (celine, of buoyancy
and energy hy the. judicious usc of Dr.
Thc Restorative is a genuine tonic lo
nu i rundown nerves and hut a few
doses is needed to satisfy thc Dr Shoop's
Restorative is actually reaching that tired
spot, The i odour life of winter nealy al
ways leads to sluggish bowels and to
sluggish circulation in. The customary
I n k of exercise and out door nil tics up
thc liver stagnates the kidneys and oft
times weakens the Heart act ion. Use Dr
goop's Restorative a few wicks and al
will he changed. A few days lest will tell
you that you aie usine, the light remedy
Yon will easily aue surely note the change
from day lo day Sold hy Jno T Douglas
Married in Brightsvilleon March
22 1008 by T 1* Stubbs Notary
Public. Mr William M Sealsand
Mrs .lessie Brigman. The bride is
a young widow of rare accomplish
ments highly esteemed wherever
she is known. The groom is a son
of Alexander Seals, a prominent I
fanner of Richmond County N C.
" Health Coffee' is really Ou- closet
Coffee linitaliin evci yet produced.This
clcvci Coffee Substitute was recently plO
dliced by 1>I Shoop ol Racine, Wis. Not
A grail) o? n al Coffee in it either. l>r
Shoop!s if call h Coffee is made from pure
toasted grains with malt nuts etc. Really
il would fool an expert who blight drink
it foi Cuff ce. No 2U or AO minutes tedious
(toiling "Made in a minute" sa\s thc do. -
tor Sohl hy R O R?gei s K? Bro.
The post?nico at Sewanee,
Tenn., was robbed by safe blowers
lon last Friday and SICO0 in cash
was secured by the robbers.
BUY-Thc "genuine Phil
lips Improved cotton seed.
It does make cotton. Others
say so. Write for pamphlet
and prices and sec what oth
ers say. J L Phillips, Oran?e
biirg, S C. 1046 p
The Bennettsville Orchestra will ?ive a recital at the school
auditorium on '
To-night, April 3rd
The orchestra numbers will be of the latest and most pop
ular music. Vocal music and recitations will be a patt of the
program. Those taking part in this recital are: ^
Mrs F E Rowe. Pianist.
Miss McCall and C W Dudley, Violinist.
Mr F E Rowe, Cornet.
Miss Juliet Leef, \
Mr Charlie Miller, Vocal Soloists.
Mr John Everett, J
Miss Louise Epps, Elocutionist.
If you want to spend a. pleasant evening buy your tickets a
J. T. Douglas9 drug store.
RECITAL BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 8:3#
Reserved Seats 50c
BENNETTSVILLE, S. C.
On Tuesday the Ti Ii day of April IOU
At IO O'clock A. M.
I will Expose to Public Sale my entire Milli
Outfit consisting of
One 35 horse engine, one40 horse boiler, one No 60 foot cc
Lane mill, 2 hoe saws, 1 friction cut-off saw and fixru
one 25 horse boiler and engine, 4 log carts, one 1 he
wagon, one 4 horse wagon, one blacksmith outfit, one side
track, 4 shanties, mill shed, gear, belting, shafts eic.
This Property is locate?! on the Cos .
Une Railroad, about three miles u
low Bennettsville, S. C., and will 1
sold at the mill, sale beginning at 1
o'clock a. ni. This property will be so
regardless of price. Come and gel
bargain. Terms CASH.
W. T. HERNDON.