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BENNETTSVIL??B, S. O.
"DEMOCRAT P ?BUSHING "CO.,"
' 'ne year.$ 1.00
Mrs Abbie Kingsmoro of Sum
ter is visiting Mrs E D Mooro.
Capt. P. L. Breeden spent a j
few days in Sumter last week.
W F Drake and Wm Godfrey
of Ohcraw were in town Tuesday
Miss Sudio Gully of Goldsboro
is visiting her cousin. Miss Eloise
Carlisle Breeden nttonded a T.
P. A. Banquet in Darlington last
Mrs. Tom Mcivor and littlo
daughter Susie, of Choraw, are
visiting in town.
Rev C A Jones preached for
Kev G C Morse at Hickory Grove
MrsC T DeLormeof Dovesvillc
visited relatives and attended thc
millinery openings hore last week.
Miss Li ll inn McNair of Maxton,
is visiting at tho homo of Mr. and
Mrs. J T. Eason on Parsonage
Ben Carlisle bas moved into his
now house at thc corner of Maplo
and Atkins streets.
Thc Bonnette vii lo Orchestra will
give a concert at McColl on
Wednesday night, April 15.
Mrs. Joseph Wells of Provi
dence, Rhode Island, is visiting
her niece, Mrs. NV. S. Mowry.
Rev. W. B. Oliver of Florence
will assist Kev. C. A. Jones in a
protracted meeting to begin on
Easter Sunday, April 10.
Miss Myrtle Moore rotura od
Monday night from Columbia,
where she has been visiting her
friend, Mrs. Augbtcy.
Miss Mattie Covington's school
at Salem will close on tho last of
this month and an entertainment
along with a picnic will he tho fi
nal f oatu rcs.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Waltors and
children of Haleigh aro visiting at
tho home of Mrs. Walters fathcrt
Dr J A Faison.
Mrs. J. T. Douglas returned
Saturday from Thilos ville, N. C.,
accompanied by her parents, Capt
and Mrs. Lindsay.
W, F. Stevenson, of Chcraw, at
torncy for thc dispensary commis
sion, was in town last week en
gaged in an important reference
J. C. Cooper and Miss Mary
Cooper woro granted letters of
transfer Sunday from tho Baptist
church herc to tho second Baptist
church in Similor.
Thc Poe Doo Chapter D. A. R.,
will bold its next mooting at tho
home of Mrs! \V ll Ellorpo, Tues
day morning at ton o,clock, April
21. Tho subject for this mooting is
Colonial Now York.
Thc lot oh King street given to
tho Methodist church by Dr
Kinney and Crosland was sold at
auction Monday and bid off by J.
M. Jackson for S2S0.
Capt, W II McIntyre and W F
Caldwell wont to Columbia Tues
day to soo Adjutant General Boyd
to try to get the Marlboro Guards
retained as part of thc state mili
Major John D. McLueas of
Marion, was in Bennetts ville
? Wednesday and Thursday holding
a Reference Court. Major (Mc?
Eneas bas relatives and many
friends hero who arc always glad
to soo him.
Tho. announcement and ballot
for the Washington trip wore un
avoidably crowded out of tho pa
liers last week, ou account of tho,
largo amount of space taken by
W Hov and Mrs J R T Major, Kev
A T Dunlap and Mr Loo came
over from Hurtsville in an auto
mobile last Wednesday. Mrs.
Major spent a day or two with
friends hero while tho rest of tho
party went to McColl.
Tho Knights of Pythias elected
delegates to tho Grand Lodge
which commences at Aiken in
May. Thc following wore elected
to represent tho local lodge, T I
Hogers, ,1 W LoGrand, Willis
Turlington, and I M Bounds. Tho
following alternates were elected,
J A Drake, C VV Crosland, W W
Pate and O I) (fosterling.
Tho play "Tho Sweetest Girl in
Dixie," im account ol' which is
published elsewhere in this issue,
was left out of tho Advocate this
>? week and WO are sorry it was. Tho
News Editor was out of town on
Tuesday ?md Wednesday and hence
tho omission, There will bo a full
"write up" for thc next week
Mr. andfMrs. Alex McLeod, of
Darlington, came over Saturday
hight and spout Sunday in town
John B Moore has moved to
the house which ho bought from
E D Graham on Maple street. Mr.
Gr?ham has moved into his new
house on tho same street. Marvin
Martin is occupying tho house on
Darlington street from which Mr.
A telegram was received herc
Monday nnnouncoing tho death of
Mrs. Paulino Atkins at nor home
in Virginia. She was tho mother
of Robert and William Atkins of
this place. Tho telegram was re
ceived too late for them to attend
MR. MARTIN'S ADDRESS
Says the Most Attractive Homes of
the Future will be in the
There were a number of teach
ers and several trustees at thc
meeting of thc county teachers as
sociation Saturday. Tho feature
of the meeting was an address by
O B Martin, thc sf,ate superinten
dent of education.
,1 H MeKittrick, president of
the association, introduced Mr.
Martin, who spoke for about an
hour on "Our Attitude Toward
Mr. Martin said, among other
things that he believed that liber
al appropriations of public money
for schools would not increase tax
ation, on account of the increased
value of property.
He said that he thought our
people paid too much attention to
courts artd criminals as compared
to schools and education. Ile no
ticed in the north-west that court
houses were usually on side streets,
and very few people attended
Mr. Martin, in speaking of tho
i m port a n c ? of tho country
schools, p r c d i c t e d that
in tho future tho most attractive
life would be in the country, on
account of the improvements in
electricity ard other inventions
that will be extended to country
Ho advocated tho teaching of
tlie domestic sciences in the schools,
and said that a boy should bc en
couraged, not so muc h to become
governor or president but lo be a
master mechanic, a successful busi
ness man or a good farmer. Their
talents should be developed along
South Carolina stands at thc
foot in tho patent oflicc. In (Jon
ncticut one person out of every
HOD is an inventor, but in South
Carolina only one out of '215,OOO.
Mr. Martin said that schools
should have reading rooms, where
newspapers and magazines can be
read by the children. They should
be taught current as well as ancient
At thc close of Mr. Martin's ad
dress, President MeKittrick said
he poped the teachers would prof
it by his practical suggestions, and
that there would bo even a better
teachers association in this county
The association then adjourned,
to meet again next fall.
DELPHI GOMMANDERY NO. 8
Was Constituted Monday After
Delphi Commander,? No. 8 was
constituted Monday afternoon by
Qrand Generalissimo George T.
Bryant, of Greenville, assisted by
Sir Knight Frank Grandy, of
Greenville. All of tho orders
were conferred on six candidates
as follows: Capt. Henry W. Wells,
of Florence, Mr. (i. I). Mather
son, of Blenheim, Kev. H. IO. Tur
nipsced, and Messrs. H.W. Car
roll, J. W. Crosland, and W. C.
Adams, of Bonnettsville.
Following these and other exer
cises tho Knights Templars repair
ed to thc Marlboro Hotel where
tho Cross Banquet was served.
Besides tho local brethren, and tho
two visitors mentioned above, the
following visiting Knights also sat
down around thc banqueting
board, St. John, of Spartanburg,
Matthews, of Florence, and Keb
crt Chaffin, of Maycsvillc.
This is tho Nth commandcry in
thc state nnd tho closest to Bon
nettsvillo is thc ono at Columbia.
For a long timo there wore only
four commandcrics in tho whole
state and then several moro were
formed tho last ono being bec.
Thus this commandcry covers a
wide territory and is a great thing
for this town and whole section.
In it aro thc lcaqing men of thc
community from all walks of life
and they aro red hot masons, and
working for their order with heart
Tho following arc tho officers of
this commandcry: J. F. Kinney,
Eminent commander; C. S. Chaff
in, Generalissimo; E. P. Miller,
Captain General; .1. K. Owens,
Prolate; H. L. McColl, Treasurer;
D. C. Pate, Recorder; F. G. Holl
is, Senior Warden; R, M. Pratt,
Junior Warden; T. C. Hamer,
Standard Bearer; C. S. McCall,
Sword Bearer; T. E. McCall,
Warden; and II, E. Stockton, sen
MR. W. J. STRICKLIN
An Expert Job Printer Who has
Taken Charge of the Job Work.
W. J. Stricklin, of Chcraw, for
merly local editor of tho Chcraw
Chronicle, bas arrived in town and
taken charge of thc Job Depart
ment of thc Pee Dec Advocate and
thc Marlboro Democrat.
Mr. Stricklin is an expert job
printer and ho has been trained
under one of tho best in the State,
Mr. J. N. Stricklin of Chcraw.
Mr. Stricklin will devote bis limo
exclusively to thc Job Department
and will turn out only first class
work. He can do any kind of job
printing and anyone having any
business in this linc would do well
to see him. He caji bo found at
the Advocate oflice phone, No. 10
The state Sunday school con
vention is in session in Union and
delegates from all parts of thc
state arc in attendance. Much
good work is being accomplished
by tho announcement.
That languid lift-loss feeling thal comes
with spring and carly summer can he
quickly changed to a feeling of buoyancy
and energy by thc judicious usc of Dr.
S hoops Restorative.
Thc Restorative is a genuine tonic to
tired rundown nerves and hut a few
doses is needed lo satisfy the Dr Shoop's
Restorative is actually reaching that tired
spot. The indoor life of winter nealy al
ways lends to sluggish hoWels and to
sluggish circulation in. Thc customary
Lick of exercise and out door air tics up
tile liver stagnates the kidneys and oft
times weakens thc Heart action, t'se Dr
Sooii's Restorative a few weeks and al
will he changed. A few ?lays test will tell
von that you an- using the li^lii remedy
Von will easily ane surely note tin- change
from day to day Sold by JtlO T Douglas
Deaths in Smithville.
Smithville April -1 -Columbus
Pegues wife and child died Tues
day and were buried Wednesday
Mrs Edith Rainwaters was buried
Friday at Pleasant Hill Rev Frank
Quick conducting tho services.
Senator B R Tillman, who bas
been seriously ill, is now able to
bc up again. Helbas gone to At
lauta for treatment'and from there
will go abroad for a stay of sever
al months and complete, rest, Ho
will probably be out of tho state
during thc coming campaign and
it is probable, that be. will not bc
ablo to attend the meeting of thc
Democratic convention it; Denver.
" Health Coffee" is really thc closet
Coffer- Imilatiin ever yet produced.This
r'.evci Coffee Substitute wai. recently pio
(luced by Dr Slioop of Racine, Wis. Not
a grain Of real COffcc in it either. Dr
Shoop's Health Coffee is made from pure
toasted grains willi malt nuts etc. Really
it would fool an expert who might drink
it foi Coffee. No ?flor 30 illimit?s tedious
IxiiliiiK "Made in a minute" says the dot -
tor Sold by R D Rogers & Ibo.
The Southern Railway and their
employees have reached ah agree
ment whereby llie present wage
seale is to remain in force until
tho first of July, li was thc inten
tion of tho oAicinls to eui tho
wages but tho,y*protcstcd w ith tho
XFREE TRI PS
TO THE INAUGURATION OF
THE NEXT PRESIDENT
The Peo Dee Advocate and 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, Tte
party will be composed of the following:
1. The most popular minister in Marlboro county.
2. The most popular public school teacher in Marlboro County.
3. The most popular young lady in Marlboro county,
4. The person who sends in the largest amount for subscriptions to the Pee Dee Adyocst
5. The person who sends in the largest amount for subscriptions to the Marlboro Demoer?
0. The person who sends in the largest amount for subscriptions to the Advocate ?nd?
Each of these persons will be given free railroad tickets to Washington and return, so as to
include March 4, 1900, 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 tho house in which the First President livod 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 otlier things of nat
A trip will be taken to to the top of the Washington Monument, which is 655 feet higbw
From it the whole city of Washington can be seen, with the Potomac river winding along ito*,
Conciliions of the Contest
1 Each person who subscribes for the Pee Dee Advocate or the Marlboro Democrat will be
entitled, for each cent paidon subscription, to one vote for each of the persons to "be elected. Il"
$1.50 is paid for the Advocate one year, the subscriber will be entitled to 150 votes for a ministeiv
a publie school teacher and a young lady. Eighty cents for th-3 Advocate six months will onr
title the subscriber to 80 votes. One dollar for the Dem jorat a year will entitle the subscribe*.
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 lt) annual subscribers for the?
Advocate, will be entitled to 1500 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 in each of the three classes in the contest. These ballots will not be counted unless they are ?.
in t he ellice before the expiration of the time printed in the ballot.
I 1. Those who tire getting up clubs should send in their subscriptions and votes as often as pos
sible. It is not. necessary to get up a large club before sending in the names, money and votes. .
Eachfagent will be credited with every cent sent in, and will get the benelit of the total at the .
o'. ve? 'of the contest. No person will be counted as an agent, however, till he or she sends in air?
5. ' No agent will be entitled to more than one rize. If the same person appears to be entitled",
to more than one trip, then one of the trips will r> 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, otic of them will be given 1er the third largest amount for both papers combined.
0. Besides being allowed the yotes 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. Tobe entitled;
to commissions, an agent must send in, at first, as many as three subscriptions. After that, one o~r
more may be sent a time by the agent.
7. No subscription will he taken on credit for anybody. We do not keep subscriRtion accounts*
S. The votes received by each person will be published in each issue of the Advocate and the
Democrat, revised up to the close of the proceeding week
0. The contest will dose at 0 P. M. on the filil? day of February, 1000. The votes will be
counted and the trips awarded by a committee of three citizens of Marlboro county who are also
to be elected by the voters themselves. There is ti 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 a week before the regular contest. The 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 triper.
In case tiny manager elected cannot serve, he or she will be allowed to name a Substitute.
This ballot, if in the office of ihe Pee Dee Advocate and the
Marlboro Democrat, before 6 P. M. of Apr. ll. 1908,"will count as ten
votes for each of the following three persons io receive free trips io
Washington and Mt. Vernon, to the inauguration of thc next President
of the United States:
pastor of the.church
teacher in the.school
youn? lady residing in.
This ballot will also count as ten votes for the following citizens
as managers of election,
The ballots to be sent in with subscriptions have a little different form from the above. They
are printed separately and can be obtained at the oilice by any agent or subscriber who will call ?
or write for them.
The contest is now on. Begin to send in your votes at once. The sooner you get your
favorites in the lead, tho better chance they w 1 have of winning.
Subscribers will bi; entitled to the same number of votes, whether paid at the oilice sent by
mail, or paid to an agent. But in every case the voles must come in with the money, or else
they will not be counted.
' Agents should go to work al once. A subscriber picked up here and there, every now and theil'
will amount to a great deal bv the time the conies!, closes. ADDRESS,
FREEMAN & CALDWELL
BENISrETTSVILiLE, S-3. O.