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HELD A PRELIMINARY
Warrery Williams Accused of T ry
ind io cut His Wife's Throat.
Magistrate Easterling was en
gaged Saturday afternoon in try
ing tho case of tho state against
Warren Williams, charged with
assault and battery of a high and
aggravated nature, lie was
bound ovor to tho court and re
manded to jail in dcfrault of 8400
bond to await trial.
r| From thc testimony it appeared
that Williams had boon separated
from his wife for some time, that
on thc 18th of March ho entered
her home and suddenly attacked
her with a ra/.or. Ho hit her
^several times with his list, it is al
fi ' ged, and then it is further char
\.^od that he attempted to cut her
throat with a razor. He did in
flict a painful wound and she still
bears thc scar.
A warrant was taken out for
Williams but ho skipped the coun
try and was arrested thc other day
in Ohcraw. Sheriff Green
brought him back and lodged him
in jail herc.
All of the parties arc negroes.
It is said that Williams lived on
Mr. Mathcson's place at tho time
the tragedy occured.
Williams tells a different talo
And alleged that he had to leave
thc country. Thc case will come
up for trial at thc coming term of
the criminal court in June.
TWO FINE SPEAKERS
Hon. Geo. B. Cromer and Rev. A.
J. S. Thomas to Take Part in
lion George II Cromer, former
president of Newberry College,
has accepted an invitation to deliv
er thc literary address before the
graduating class of the Murchison
school on Monday May 25th. Dr
Grouter is one of thc best speakers
in the state and tho trustees and
faculty arc delighted to beso for
\ t?nate as to secure him on this oc
casion. It means that Bonncttsvillo
people will have an opportunity to
hear this great and splendid man
and all who go will get a treat and
something that will bc vcr.y in
structive and helpful.
Thc Kev A J S Thomas, editor
of thc Baptist Courier, has accepted
\ha invitation to deliver thc bac
calaureate sermon before the grad
uating class of tho Murchison sehoo
ni'the 24th of May. Mr Thomas is
well known in Ronnottsville. This
insures another fine speaker ?ind
picachcr for commencement
Grippe is sweeping the country.
Stop it with Proventics, before it
gets deeply seated. To cheek early
colds with these little Candy Cold
Cure Tablets is surely sensible and
safe. Preventies contain no qui
nine, no laxative, nothing harsh
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 Letter That Will Be Read With
Wilmore, Kentucky, March 27,
Mr Clarence Breeden, Bennetts
ville, S C.
Dear Brother---1 write you a
line merely to lot you know th; t
Brother Baxter McLondon is doing
finely. He is making high grades
in his studies and is a first-class
fg?Hw all round. I aro really do
?W od with the progress bc is
miking in his work. I never saw
a ?nan who had been out of school
as long as ho had get so readily in
to linc tis he did. I know you are
deeply interested in him and I feel
it my duty to let you know how be
is progressing. With best wishes,
Yours very truly,
B F Hayner.
Stop that tickling cough! Dr.
Shoop\s Cough Cure will surely
stop it, and with perfect safety, lt
is so thoroughly harmless, that
Dr. Shoop tells mothers to use
nothing rise, even with very young
babies. The wholesome green
leaves and tender stems of a lung
healing mountainous shrub fur
nish the curative properties to Dr.
S? jop's (tough (Juro lt calms thc
COUgh, and heals the sensitive
bronchial membranes. No opium,
no chloroform, nothing harsh used
to injure, or suppress. Demand
Dr. Snoop's, Take no other. J. T.
E. K TOME?L?SSON HURT
Pole Broke and fell with h'?rn
While IO. Iii Tomcnisson was oh
a pole in front of tho Planters
Bank yesterday morning tho polo
broke off at tho ground and Toin
erasson was thrown to thc ground,
ile received a fearful fall and
while uo bones were broken ho
was badly bruised. Ile was remov
ed to his home at once and was
attended by Dis. Carmichael and
Crosland, no will probably be laid
up for sometime.
Tbomerassou, who works for
thc Boll Telephone Company, was
on thc top of a polo which stood
in front of thc Planters bank. Ile
baa cut all the wires and ho cut
thc guy rope and as ho did this
thc pole broko off at tho ground.
Beforo thc polo hit the ground
Tomcrasson jumptcd and hit thc
ground right in tho stree'. It is a
wonder that he wasn't killed but
begot off with a bad jar and
bruises. Had ho had on his safety
belt bc would have probably been
killed out right but fortunately ho
had left this oil aud by this moans
was able to jump and break tho
forco of tho fall.
Mr. Tomcrasson had lived herc
for a number of years and he is
now athis home. His friends will
be glad to know that thc accident
was no worse than described above.
LIFE SAVED BY WATCH
A L Orrell Shot by Netfro Thief
Darlington March 31.---Special:
Mr. Adolph L. Orrell was shot
by an unknown negro this after
noon. Mr. Orrell is thc agent of
the Atlantic Coast Linc Railroad
Company at this place, and thc
negro had broken and entered and
was stealing from a ear. Mr. Or
re)! arrested him and took him to
his oilico, intending to call a po
liceman over tho telephone to
come for him. On entering thc
oilico bc ordered tho negro to bo
scated, but as there was hesitation
on tho part ol* tho later Mr. Orrell
drew his pistol, hoping to intimi
date tho negro. But instead of
being intimidated the negro sci/.cd
Mr. Orrell and entered into a des
perate struggle for possession of
the pistol, during which it was
tiiocl, the ball striking Mr. Orrell
between thc thumb and forefinger
of the left hand, ploughing its
way up his arm for a short dis
tance, and then struck him in the
left side, hitting a watch in the loft
pocket and glancing to the left, in
llicting a slight wound in thc left
side. Had iL not been for tho
watch in all probability the wound
indicted would have bom fatal.
.Much excitement prevailed and
large crowds are scouring tho
swamps near town, hoping to cap
Lure thc negro, who made good
his escape immediately following
the shooting! taking the pistol, a
38-calibre Smith ?Sb Wesson with
Thc following is a description
of thc negro: About 20 years old,
6 feet7 inches in height, color
black, full face, wearing cap with
"brakeman" on it and wearing
overalls.-News and Courier,
Mr. Orrell once worked at the
depot herc, lie married Miss
Rowena Sampson, and ll N Samp
Son married Slr. OrrolPs sister.
OWENa FOR THE HOUSE
ls Being Urged by His Friends to
Make the Race.
Thc friends of J K Owens aie
urging him to allow them to enter
him for the legislature this coming
summer. Since his name has been
mentioned many have declared that
they will be glad Lo support and
work for him but he bas not yet
declared himself. He is rather rel*
notant to run but his triends hope
that he will come out.
Mr Owens came lo Bonnottsville
from Rock Hill over four years
ago and is now prominent ly identi
fied with thc interest Of the town
and country. Naturally endowed
and lins coupled with devotion to
Ins work has built him up a good
law practice and au honorable pos
ilion in tho community. He is one
Ol tho leading members of the bar
besides being connected with var
One of his friends said yesterday
that he would like, to sec O wens in
tho race and that he believed lhere
would be no trouble in his being
THE REV. D.l?. MCALISTER
Died in Alabama on Friday Liv
ed Here a Number of Years.
News has been received hereof
thc death ol' Rev I) S MeAlister
at Florida Ala.last Friday suddenly
of heart trouble. Ile was pastor of
1hc Presbyterian church in that
City at the time of bis death.
Dr MeAlister was pastor of ibo
Presbyterian church hero along in
tho 70s for seven years and was
pastor of tho (Jrout Pee Dec church
at thc same time, they hoing un
der ono charge at that time. At thc
end of soven years ho severed his
connection with tho church herc and
served Great Pee Dec alono for
thirteen years. From there he went
to Bethel in York county, later to
Anderson, from there to vVashing
ton, Georgia and finally to Alabama
where ho was nt thc time of his
Mr McAlistcr was much be
loved by the people of this town
and county. Ile was a second cousin
of Mrs M B John.
A NEW SCHEDULE
B. 4L C. Puts on Double Daily Ser
The Bcnncttsvillo and Cheraw
have decided to increase their pas
senger service and there will now
bc a double daily service between
Drake and Kollock and it will thus
bo a great convenience for thc
people along thc route of this fast
Drake's will be thc starking point
and tho crews of thc trains will
make that headquarters, spending
the night there as will appear. Thc
train will leave Drake at 7 A M each
day, except Sunday, and will ar
rive at Bcnucttsville at 7:45 A M
and will leave herc at 8 A M for
Kollocks arriving there at 8:40 A
M making connection with thc
north and southbound Seaboard
trains as at present.
Returning thc train will leave
Kollocks at 10:20 A M arriving at
Bcnncttsvillo at ll A M and will
wait herc foi tho Coast Linc train
from the south. Then thc train
will leave here at 12.05 P. M. for
Drake arriving there at 1 P M.
In tho evening thc train will
leave Drake at 5 P M arriving at
Bennettsvillc at 5:45 P M and at
Kollocks at 9:30 P M.
Returning tho t rain will leave
Kol lock at 9.45 p. m., arriving at
Bcnncttsvillo at 10:30 p. m., and
at Drake at 11.35. p. m.
It will thus be seen that there
will be ample passengor service
over this lino. This service will
also extend to Blenheim as will bc
seen from thc schedule which is
published elsewhere in this issue.
This will mean a great deal for
all thc towns along this line and
especially for Blenheim and Drake.
From the fact that Drake will bc
thc terminal of the road and in a
measure the headquarters is bound
to give (piite a ''boom" to busi
ness in that section?
The Bcnncttsvillo and Cheraw
railroad is a Marlboro linc and Un
people feel an interest in this line
which? isnot fell in any other. Thc
officials arc always ready to jilease
thc customers and this is one sec
ret of thc suecessof thc linc.
This new schccdulegocs in
feet on 1st of April and will ho
daily except Sunday.
Something new for Bennetts
villc-Just received one solid
ear load ol' Sash, Doors and
Blinds. Will save you freight
and oilier moue}', besides you
eau see goods before you buy.
At Ben beltsville Hardware
Co. 87-88 A. I).
Thc Oaks Combination Corn
mid Colton Planter, now n
exhibition ut the Bennctlsville
Hardware ('oin j ta ny's store, lt
saves the cost tit 00 per cent
ol' labor. Labor is scarce and
high, this machine willi one
leam will open the row, dis
tribute Ihc guano, list the row,
laVe olV the list, often, drop
tin; seed from 12 to '20 inches
apart, as desired. Cover, roll J
and mark oi? Hie next row al.
one operation across tho field,
therefore saving thc labor ol'
lour men and three nuiles.
Come lo our store ?md see this
S7-S8 A. I).
.lust received two carloads
Alias Portland Cement. Frosh
ami thc best at Bennctlsville
I lard ware Co.
87-88 A. I). .
TO THE INAUGURATION OF
THE NEXT PRESIDENT
The Peo Dee Advocate find the Marlboro Democrat aro going to send a party of six
to Washington on the occasion of the inauguration of tho 27th President of the United States
on March 4, 1009.
Three of the party are to be selected by the readers of the Advocate and the Democrat, The
party will bo composed of the following:
1. The most popular minister in Marlboro county.
2. Tho most popular public school teacher in Marlboro County.
8. The most popular young lady in Marlboro county,
4. The person who sends in the largest amount for subscriptions to the Pee Dee Advocat
6. The person who sends in the largest amount for subscriptions to the Marlboro Demoora
6. The person who sends in the largest amount for subscriptions to the Advocate and
Each of these persons will be given free railroad tickets to Washington and return, so as to
include March 4, 1909, the date of the inauguration of President Roosevelt's successor.
Tho party will probably go to Washington a day or two in advance of the inauguration, so
as to witness the closing scenes of the present Congress, which will adjourn sine die on March
The party will also be given a free trip to Mt. Vernon, Va., the old home of George Wash
ington. There can be seen thc house in which the First President lived and died, the furniture
which he used, the carriage in which he rode, the tomb ia which he is buried, and many other
At Washington can be seen the beautiful Capitol, the White House, the U. S. Treasury, the
Bureau of Printing and Engraving, where money is made, Statuary Hall, Congressional Library,
Nationa'Museum,Smithsonian Institute, Corcoran Art Gallery, and many other things of nat
A trio will be taken to to the top of the Washington Monument, which is f?oT) feet high.
From it the whole city of Washington can be seen, with the Potomac river winding along its
Condi i ions of the Contest
1. Each person who subscribes for the Pee Dee Advocate or the Marlboro Democrat will be
entitled, for each cen t paid on subscription, to one vote for each of thc persons to be elected. If
$1.50 is paid for the Advocate one year, the subscriber will be entitled to ?60 votes for a minister,
a publio school teacher and a young lady. Eighty cents for tin Advocate six months will en
title the subscriber to 80 votes. One dollar for the Democrat a year will entitle the subscriber
to 100 votes, The votes must be given in at the same time the money is paid.
2. Every agent of the Advocate or Democrat will be entitled to as many votes as will the sub
scribers whose subscriptions ne or she gets. An agent who gets lo annual subscribers for the
Advocate, will be entitled to l?00 votes. Ten for the Democrat will give him or her 1000 votes.
Agents' votes must also be sent in with the money.
8. A ballot wi be printed in each issue of the Advocate and Democrat, which, when cut out
and sent in before the expiration of the date printed in the ballot, will count as ten votes for one
person itt each of the three classes in the contest. These ballots will not be counted unless they are
lil the office before the expiration of the time printed in the ballot.
4. Those who are getting up clubs should send in their subscriptions and votes as often as pos
sible. It is not necessary to get up a largo club before sending in the names, money and votes.
Each|jw'?' will be credited with every cent sent in, and will get the benefit of the total at the
close?of the contest. No person will be counted as au agent, however, till he or she sends in at
j least] three subscriptions.
I 5. ' No agent will be entitled to more than one ri/.e. If the same person appears to be entitled
to more than one trip, then otie of the trips will p given to the person who sends in the second
largest amount for the Advocate and Democrat combined. If the same person still seems to have
two trips, one of them will bc given 1er the third largest amount for both papers combined.
6. Besides being allowed the votes indicated above, and having a chance to win a free trip to
the inauguration of the next President, all agents will be allowed ten per cent commission on all
money collected by them. This applies to renewals as well as new subscriptions. To be entitled
to commissions, an agent must send in, at first, as many as three subscriptions. After that, one or
more may be sent a time by the agent.
7. No subscription will bc taken on credit for anybody. We do not keep subscription accounts
8. The votes received by each person will be published in each isstie of the Advocate and the
Democrat, revised up to the close of the preceeding week
9. The contest will close at 0 P. M. on tho fifth day of February, 1000. The voles will be
i counted and the trips awarded by a committee of three citi/.ens of Marlboro county who are also
to be elected by the voters themselves. There is a place on each ballot for the names of the cit
izens whom the voters choose to count the votes. The time for voting for this committee will
close just ti week before tho regular contest. Tho ballots for them will be counted by the editors
of the Advocate and Democrat,and the three highest will be declared the managers of the election.
Their names will be published in the paper preceding the close of the contest for the free trips.
In case any manager elected cannot serve, he or she will be allowed to name a substitute.
This ballot, if in the office of the Pee Dee Advocate and the
Marlboro Democrat, before 6 P. M. of Apr. ll, 1908,?will count ?sten
votes for each of the following three persons to receive free trips to
Washington and Mt. Vernon, to the inauguration of the next Pre sident
of thc United States:
pastor of the.church
teacher in the.school
young lady residing in.
This ballot will also count as ten votes for the following citizens
as managers of election,
Thc ballots to be stud iii with sui criptions have a little different form from the above. They
are printed separately and can be obtaiued at the office by any agent or subscriber who will call
or write for them.
The contest is now on. Begin to send ill your votes at once. The sooner you get your
favorites in the lead, tho better chance they w 1 have of winning.
Subscribers will be entitled to the same number of votes, whether paid at the office sent by
mail, or paid to an agent. But in every case the votes must come in with the money, or else
they will not be counted.
Agents should go to work, at once,A subscriber picked tip hero and there, every now and then
will amount to a great deal by the time the (tontest closes. ADDRESS,
EtESKTDNTESTT?S?VIXjXjiE!, St. O.