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THE MCCALL HOTEL
Firm of Wilson, Sompayrac
Urquhart to Draw Plans.'
Tho board of directors of tho
now McCall Hotel company hold
an important meeting during tho
past week, tho occasion being tho
deciding on what firm should sub
mit plans for tho hotel. Several of
the loading architects of- thc coun
try wore present and it took a long
timo to decide. Thc board reviewed
tho plans of each very carefully
and went into all thc details. After
consultation it was decided that
the firm of Wilson, Sompayrac,
and Urquhart, of Columbia, should
bc thc one to draw thc plans and
Tho firm which was selected arc
noted Columbia architects and they
at high in their linc. Many of thc
buildings in other parts of thc
state had their plans drawn by this
firm and they were highly^rccom
mendod. They aro right on the job
and tho plans which they will sub
mit at a later meeting can bo count
cd on lo bo thc right ones.
In tho course of tho next two
weeks it is likely that tho plans
will again bo submitted to tho
.raid of directors and tliOll thc
contract will be lot. Work will
. therefore begin shortly and it is
pr?j i ?sod to have thc hotel finished j
.??\'\ vc ad.y for occupancy on thc first
!> next youri
I b McCall Hotel will bo the I
. l of its kind in tilly s?ctioh bf
Ile .slate '>vhon coppiced. Ho
. ? hotel stand some of tho
tb s met? bl the .own and
?. >o an ornalucul alu! ii sou rei
; tulum ??food to I lie town,
i iie lol low i tig ! in* of architects!
,\.M presout and submitted plans
lo the board of directors? Hunter
.. tendon, a:u! C .Krank Gnlliher
representing Wheeler, Runge and
! >ickcy, of Charlotte. Chas, Mc
Mileu, and ,1 F Koitnor, of Wil
minton, Shand oe Lufayato, and
Wilson, Sompayrac and Urquhart
ol' Columbia, K V Richards, o
Bonnottsvillo, Geo F Barber &
'Company, of Knoxville, Tenn.,
Todd & Benson, of Chaloston, and
Frank V Newell, of Chicago, 111.
As stated above all these arc not
ed architects and it took close work
to decide and thc board was very
careful, examining each plan in
detail before making thc decision.
Star Lyceum Attraction, Friday,
Tho last Lyceum attraction of
Ibo Star Lyceum course will bo
given Friday night, April 21. Tho
attraction for that night is "Tho.
Mountain Trio." which was to
have appeared January VI but was
This will be ono of the most de
lightful entertainments that has
over bom to thc town. Ol' tho
violinist tho Knoxville (Tonn.)
Tribuno says: "Fallas Brown
plays with marvellous skill. The
audience at times was spellbound
and breathless and at oilier times
was moved to tears."
Audiences everywhere aro en
thusiastic in their praise of "Tho
Mountain Trio." Scats will bo
put on salo at Douglas & Breeders
drug store Thursday, April !<;.
Do not fail to lear this splendid
Crosses o? honor.
We bog leave to remind nil who
aro interested that rio application
for crosses of bono:- will bo con
RideiN tl after thc fifteenth of April
It ta!.os several diiys to make out
thft records before they tire rori dy
to send to Slate Reoordev Veterans
wid plonge assisi ps in urging wor
ti y din i intuits t<> make immediate
ftp ?icnti?n, Widows ol' deceased
vd. "nie., the olde ,i son br daughter
or tho grund Child may, secure tho
cross of ibo ancestor, Ni coes mid
ncphov.'s and second wives uro not
Mr C I) Kastor) i ho will kimily
a - t nppl j can ts lo fill out tho.
blanks at. his office,
Mrs nlcColl, Fre.idont (J l> C
liff , red 'lay iijid iiijjhl thc loi melli
ol iii hine, plieii. Nolliitij* helped inc uh*
til Iiv.nl ?loali'S Ointment, lt cm cd
inc |>ciinaiicntly."- lion John R Gutreil,
Mayor, Girard, Ali.
THE DEBORAH SCHOOL
An account of thc Closing Exer
cises by J. P. Gibson.
Friday afternoon, April 10th
1908-In responso to special invi
tation from thc teacher and trus
tees of Deborah school tho writer,
in company with Arthur H. Eus
terlinft, left Bennottsvillo after 5
oclock onrouto to Eddie Grant's,
above Pipkins mill, where we took
supper and afterwards spent the.
night. Deborah school is located
near thc Harris Odom old home
stead, north of Pearson's mill, in
a thickly settled community, Dud
ley Stanton living near the acad
emy, being one of tho liberal pat
rons of this 'particular school.
Mrs. Eddie Cirant is tho principal
of this school, she was originally
a Miss Belion, daughter of Kev.
Bollon, of the South Carolina
Methodist Conference. There arc
three of these Pelion daughters,
who are natural borne teachers
possessing extraordinary tact and
ability as teachers. Mrs. Grant
has quito a largo and nourishing
school, and by forethought and
appreciation she has greatly en
deared those people to her, and
Iras created quito a reformation
and revolution in educational
lines, in that community, lt was
indeed an inspiration to witness
the result ol'Inn- ellon s in thal
school, When we approached
the academy wo discovered i'ogii
ht'i boiilh'es; old time camp lights,
i lie knot lires on elevated stands,
:hu stntld al Hie end pf 'be, build
ing enclosed \\?.li curtains, willi
j seats provided in front for '.lie au
; dienen. J neve: AithOssed more
perfect order am splendid behav
ior through out the entire enter
tainment. The occasion was a
beautiful moonlight evening, and
i all nature seemed to contribute to
! the pleasure ol' the exercises. Mrs.
( i rant has developed into a teacher
ol' rare qualifications and attain
ments, there aro children in that
school possessing natural endow
ments, if only cultivated and de
veloped would some future day
reflect credit and honor on that
Community and Marlboro county.
It was a pleasing scene, to see the
entire people of that community
presentat their school closine;, ab
sorbed and enthused with the
spirit of education, endeavoring
by their presence to encourage
their chi ld ron. Many of them
stood on their feet for three hours
or more, throughout the entire ex
orcises, apparently tireless and in
Eternity alone can and will un
fold and show to the world tho
benefit und great aid that the ef
forts and labors <>f Mrs. Grant are
worth to that community. Besides
the instructions in text books, she.
has instilled into the minds and
hearts of those children lessons of
morality, manners, physical cul
ture and domestic, deportment that
will result in untold good and re
(ining effect throughout life. Some
of the pieces were just perfectly
splendid, the little Miss Callie
Turner developed marked elocu
tionary talent, she is an unusually
bright child, while Miss Aila Stan
ton recited perfectly and Master
Neill Usher's delivery ol' the
"Georgia Volunteer1' was real
good. I do noi propose to make1
invidious discriminal ions for ninny
others could as well ?md 1 ruthfull.y
be prominently mentioned; The
exercises commeneed at 9 o'clock
md lasted until 12 o'clock, At the
conclusion of i he exercises by the
pupils, Arthur L EustoiTmg, coun
ty superintendent of education,
uiado appropriate and timely re
marks of congratulation ami eiv
[iCuragohifMit to the school and pa
trons, when he had concluded lie
introduced,! P (?ibsen who was
present for thc purpose (d' deliv
ering a carefully prepared speech
on tlit? subject of education, but
he staled that nt thal late hour,
nearly midnight, that while he had
an hours speech prepared, that it
would be extremely unwise to af
flict the bred audience with a sol
spe en ot thal length, I lc did not
deliver any pl his procured speech,
but for a fovr moments discussed
practical questions pertaining to
education. Ho congratulated arid
highly complimented tho teachers
and ontiro community for thoir
cooperation in building up the ed
ucational interest in thoir com
munity. Tho following pro
gramme had been arranged and
was carefully and perfectly ob
Words of welcome, by Ada
Song-Dixie, by thc school.
Welcome exercises, by 7 small
Recitation-Inventors wife, by
Annie May Quick.
Thc days of the week', by seven
Recitation Mothors's fool, by
Miss Ila/.el Chavis.
Dialogue-When I'm a man, by
ten little boys.
Hesitation-Irish sleigh ride,
Dialogue-Tho bargain hunter,
by IMiss Alma Stanton and Mr,
I Luther Ricc
Rccitation-Tho first snow fall
j by Miss Carrie B. Pearson.
Dialogue-What wo will do
Dewey Pearson, and Frank Per
Recitation -Specially Jim, M .
Recitation-A ?isli?rm??l, DCA
, ey Pearson.
i Reeita! ion Otu; nat ion'
i Wh itt ford Clark.
Dialogue" Thc trials .
j Vtisser, ? boys and giri .
j tt coi I ul ion '-Tho ;
ybij, Callie Tun..
A backward .. ...
Miss Minnie Si .ii tl ... !'
j Stanton and S'i ll li '. r.
A Georgia Voh?titu?i'-f i.
tittie, b.v Neil! L'slion
I Song- Tinting on tho old ...
I ground, school.
j At our school-Recitation, I
Fairy drill, 0 girls.
Nobody's child- Recitation, 1
Miss Ada Stanton.
Thc invitation- Dialogue,
Walter Chavis and Callie Turn
Entertaining her big sistc
beau, recitation by Dora Quick.
Aunt Dinah and Columbus
Dialogue, Miss Alina Stant(
Carrie 1>. .Pearson, and Wi!
Flag drill, by 2-1 boys and gu
closes with negro courtship.
Mr. Kasterling neted as muna;
of tho exercises and announced
pieces on thc programme.
?J. P. Gibson
ls Being Prepared and will
Iv- D. Freeman is now engnj
in preparing an accurate map
Marlboro county, which will si
tho location of all public ro:
railroads, crocks, rivers, ( burel
school houses, mills, gins, conn
stores, prominent resident
school district Unes and vot
The, map will be drawn fi
actual surveys, and everytl
will be accurately located, sh
ing true distances and directh
Thc towns of tito county wil
drawn on larger scales than
main map, showing all strc
and public buildings.
The map will also contain :i
of lill the real estate owners in
county, with the number of n
returned by each.
The map is being prepni od
Warren Moore, Who will 1
them published and placed on
The map bas booti in cou rs?
preparation for som-1 time; ruv
will lake several months mor?
complete Ibo surveys' and li
Titi will be thc first of
county that luis over been i
from actual surveys.
W oak women fjoi prompt anil I;
help !>> using l ii shopp'? Night
Those so..thing, holding fUitifio]>tl(
posit.WHS, willi fun ip formation h
proceed ure interestingly told ot i
"No l Poi Wontoin" The hook is
ly confidential m?dical advice ls er
'ec Si ll pl y write Dr Shopp \\ncin(
?>r my.Look No 1 Sold hy Jno T 1 ><
THE SWEETEST GIRL IN DIXIE
Will be Presented at the Auditor
ium on 23 inst
Tho dramatic club is arranging
to present ''The sweetest girl in
Dixie," at tho Murchison school
auditorium on the 23rd inst. Tho
parts have boon chosen very care
fully and each character is study
ing their respective parts hard and
from tho way progress is being
made, at thc rehearsals this prom
ises to bo tho best play of tho sea
Thc story of the "Sweetest girl
in Dixie" is intensely interesting
and as presented by tho members
of tho dramatic club will bc won
derfully realistic. There ls the
courtly old southern gentleman,
his beautiful daughter, "Thc
sweetest girl in Dixie," thc scoun
drel and his old maid sister
from tho north, thc hero from
the north also, thc old mammy and
her husband, and Mrs. Wiggs.
But to soe all of this and appreci
ate it you must be certain and at
tend on tho 23 rd,
There is a barrel of fun in the
play, comedy and fun arc plenti
ful. Also there is some of tragedy
and that old old story of love,
"and and magnilicicnt in its sct
t.';: :-i ! in the way in which it is!
.\ -?.*M pei ".(iii ?vu.:.j icol! \ ester-1
;,..\. '"?. r pln.v svlncji tho dramat
ic club is getting up is gbihb; to bc
;. decided hit, \ hear that it is tho
best which is on deck for this
spring, You bet I will be there
for 1 hear that liuic Sampson is
the scalawag and Dan Pato thc
od negro man and that is worth
sceingfor I am told that they both
play their parts mighty well. And
1 hear too that lhere arc some of
our young ladies who imperson
ate old maids and negresses and
you bet your boots that I will be
Banquet At Dillon.
Col Knox Livingston presided
at thc annual banquet of tho Dil
lon chamber of commerce last
Tuesday night. The State's re
port of thc affair said:
Col Knox Livingston had been
appointed toastmaster for tho oc
casion and while a Ic no wu pastmas
tcr in this post-prandial accom
plishment, bo never before, equal
led his happy efforts of last even
When the last course was served
fragrant Habanas were passed
around and then the colonel arose
and proposed the following toasts,
which were responded to in a hap
py and entertaining manner.
"Thc Town of Dillon," Hon A
B Jordan; "Thc State of South
Carolina," Hon D C Hey ward;
"Our Sister Towns,'1 Hon L II
Smith; "Thc United States," Hon
John Gary Evans; "Thc Chamber
of Commerce," Dr J ll David;
"(Our Dines of Transportation and
Their Pat rons." General Supt A
W Anderson: "Th.- Law," P A
Willcox, Esq; "Thc Atlantic Coast
Dine Bail road,"Supt W ll Nowell;
"The Clergy," Kev J A Wilson;
"Woman," W ll Welsh, Es?,.
? - *
Th it Duguid lifeless feeling thal comes
willi spring and early siiiimici- can he
quickly eli tuged t<> a feel I nj; "I buoyancy
?ml energy hy the judicious usc of Dr.
Sb "ps K . .tor.it i\
Thc Restorative iii ri gcntiihe ionic n>
lit id rundown nerves anil hut ? nw
d:>sv-; is needed to satisi) the In S!i-?>?>'.
?i. slot Hive Is actually reaching that tired
. jj >'.. 'I hit, iii loor life 6.? whiter nc dv al
w ivs had < to sluggish IMWCIH and to
slug ;i h reulatiou ia. Thc customary
lack ol ext'rcis< hud oat 'loor rill' tics up
liie liv i si Iguale the kidneys nitil oft
limes weal oUs thc lieut nctloi?t? t|sc lu
S x.p r. RoSltjM'ntivo. a (civ weeks and al
will h.- chanired. A few days test will (ell
rou that yoi dpi re using the light r'?ih?tB
Voit will easily ano airely not? thc change
[vom day lo rwy Sold by J no T Douglas
DEVELOPING A NEW WHEAT.
Th? 8?ed Ar? Oclaoted With . Micro
E. P. Ilouso of Greeley, Colo., -who fs
seeking to develop a wheat which shall
partake of tho Arm characteristics of
tho durum and huvo the qualities of
the Egyptian wheat, especially as to
yield, is carefully sorting hy hand the
result of tho cross of these two var?o
t?os in order to secure tho tlncst seed
for planting lu tho spring, snys a Gree
loy (Colo.) correspondent of thc Denver
Republican. Mr. ilouso shelled his
wheat by bund and with a microscope
selects only the largest grains. So
careful is he that not more than one
Bheaf a doy ls handled.
Another combination which Mr.
Ilouso will try In the spring is to plant
winter and ordinary spring rye In Feb
ruary, hoping that both may dower at
the same time and cross the result In a
hardy variety of spring rye. The rye
will also be crossed With popcorn, and
House Buys ho believes ho can In this
way produce a Que breakfast food. Ile
has a seven acre tract one mlle west
of Greeley, whero his experiments are
JEWEL FOR Mps. BAKER EDDY
Beautiful Evldenco of Honor Conferred j
by tho Fronch Qovornmont.
The Jeweled insignia of nn officer
d'Acadcmlc, tho honor recently* qpn
ferred upon Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy,
head of tho Christian Science oijurtflj,
by tho French government, was pre
sented to Mrs. Eddy lu recognition of
literary achievements at her now
hom* in Newton, Mass., tho other day
by Dr. John II. Worthen, president of
the First Church of Christ, Scientist,
Concord, N. II,
Tho jewel is tho gift of the members
<.: Ute Concord church, who obtained it
tn France, says a Boslou dispatch lo
lb'- New York Times. The insignia
consists of an olivo and a palm branch,
fora ed Into a wreath, attached to a
crcseonl composed of five while dla?
; . .suspended from n royal purple
'tho leavt'3 ef the palm and
0 .. branches are sol with sixty-li ve
1 i. rivi ! ami Cit?;? olive berries arc
lied ? which thor-.
C '. oin 2,157 Years Old.
i bl . a? horllloH in Worccstor, Mass.,
rt bli ed thal when J. B, Hain
Iii it of i pHngfiOld, Mass., spaded bl-?
bae'e yard looking for angleworms to
i < on ti fishing trip he turned up the
> quiyalenl of $1,500 In ono spadeful,
Kays <iie New York Times. Mr. Ham
ilton's odd bud is nu old Roman piece
which dates back nt least 2,157 years.
The piece was found about two feet
below the surface. It ls a largo ono
of pure copper and bears Latin in
scriptions, together with the head of a
Roman with a wreath around tho bond.
Large sums have been offered for tho
cebi, hut Hamilton refuses to part with
lt. The old piece was issued 249 B. C.
To Raleo Silkworms In Wisconsin.
Jacob Sofia, for years a leader of tho
large Syrian colony In Now London,
"Wis., is about to Introduce an innova
tion In the shape of a tobacco and silk
plantation, says the Milwaukee Even?
lag Wisconsin, lie has secured four
acres of land near New London and
will plant 100 fine Russian mulberry
trees in tho spring. Mr. Soffa was for
years engaged lu tho same culture lu
his uatlvo country and ls an expert.
He says the climate In this region Is
about the sanio as that In tho Syrian
Aged Maine Pedestrian.
Andrew I/. Powers, ninety-three
years old, walked to Bath, Me., tho
other day from Phlppsburg, took din
ner and bought a big wheelbarrow and
wheeled it horne, says the Kennebec
Journal. He said that he was in a
hurry for lt. Mr. Towers apparently
did not mind the trip any moro than a
young man of twenty. He ls a carpen
ter by Irado and has worked of late on
many houses In the vicinity of Hath.
He was born lu Georgetown In 1815.
Odd Rooult of a Sneeze.
C. J. Snge of New Iloston, Conn., his
friends assert, ls the hardest sneezer
In New Enjland. Georgi? Snow, ac
cording to a Winsted (Conn.) corre
spondent of the New York World, says
he actually shakes the building when
he sneezes. The other day be sneezed
so hard that be lost two teeth, aud
they were not false ones either.
Tho Title Tax.
Now UM has pot tho fl d i ? ;.
And Sadlo'fl looking glum,
While i>:i protends to sympathize.
Although ho chuckles some.
This chap tn congross worries 'cm.
Vor till tho plans woro mudo
To ; ??"nt a year in Europe
All 1 ;i tltlo cot for Sade.
Said pa: "This feller thinks lt w^inpr
Thal Yan koo girls with cash
Should sot Iholr caps for foreigners
And .such Uko Ulled irnsh.
Nino hundred million dollars go/io
To shlnglo their old shacko -
De says It's limo lo Mop the gamo
By pulling Ort li tax."
Ma thinks that pa has gol no stylo.
I!<-'s (ho sallie .loo NoggS
Who started twenty years ugo
'I'p make ;i pilo OM hogs.
Ho clings t" ?rnnibld Center way?
And never hi afraid
?J'o i ij ri Straight American
lo g?od enough for Se.do.
Mri canM forgo! that Hatti > Pangs,
A little freckled flight.
Al Newport is "your ladyship"
An' nor husband hut a knight,
WliUo sade, with half a minion mor?\
ls tail and slim and fair
J! >w well ft coronet Would look
Uport her noli'ln halrl
So off to Ku'.'p? they will go.
Poor pa, will stay nt home.
Yhcy'll gad about lil gay Paree,
In London and In Koine.
What ciro they for tho tltlo tax?
Vor ma will bo repaid
When Urambie (V liter hoars that fiho
lias got fi count for Sade.
..-Michael Fitzgerald in boston Globe.
Candidates card? are published fren
date of insertion till the election for
fir? dollars, cash in advance.
I hereby announce myself a candiv'
date for Clerk of Court, subject to the
action of thc Democratic primary.
A-D John II Thomas.
I hereby announce myself a can-r?t
dldate for Clerk of Court, subject toll
thc action of the Domooratic primary M
A-l)_ J D Edens. \
I hereby announce myself a candi?. ?
dato for County Treasurer, subject to! ?
tho action of the Domocratio primary.'
A-D CW Crosland, g
I hereby annouce myself^Jcar
dldate for clork of court subjeeffio tho 1
action of thc Democratic primary.
A-D Tom C Hamer.
I hereby announce myself a candi-$
date for tho olllco of County Supervi
sor, subject to the action of the Dem
A-D E D Graham.
I hereby announco myself as a can
didate for Sheriff of Marlboro County
subjoct to the results of the Demo
A-D W F Rogers.
The Voting Contest.
The following aro the votes rc
coived up to Saturday night for
thc free trips to Washington:
MOST POPULAR MINISTl'v?
Kev. ll. E. Turnipsced, ,\
1 lennettsVillo Methodist
Kev. AV. P. Meadors, Pino
( ? rove, Smyrna and
Beauty Spot. 880
Kev. J. ! '. Rushton, ilo
bron, Ebenezer, Parnas
sus and Zion. 710
Kev. F. II. Shuler, Clio
Methodist Church. 200
Rev. Poole r , Doth 1 c -
hem. 130 I
MOST POPULAR TEACHER
Miss Susie Covington, Eb
enezer School. 1900
Miss Sue Fletcher, Pino
Grove School. 750
Miss Mary Rogers, Beth- 1
lenora school. 240
Miss Mattie Covington,
Salem School. 50
E P Miller, Bcnnottsvillo * 65
Miss Catherine Meares,
Murchison school. 15
MOST POPULAR YOUNG LADT
Miss Jean Covington, Ben
Miss E d i t h Hodges,
Miss Jincoy Covington,
Miss Eliza Rogers, Browns
Miss Lizzie Newton. 10
MAXAU EUS OP ELECTION
C. F. Covington, Bennctts
P. A, McKellar, Bennctts
Meyer Mittle, Bcnnetts
, ville. *H20
L. J. Breeden, Bennetts
Archie M Fletcher, Pine
A C. Sinclair, Bennetts
Ernest Covington, Bon
J S Covington Clio. ZzO
W. sf. Covington, He
,1. 1<\ lOvcrctt, Bcnnotts
J. T. I >ouglas, Bennetts
John Covington, Hobron 80
,1 M Jackson, Bcnnotts
B ll Covington, Bennetts
ville ..'. 10
W P Covington, Bcnnotts
villo . 10
Phil 1 - 'vy, Bennetts
S o 1 Brown, Bennetts- &
M Mri murin, Bennefts
villo. . 5
.1 P Gibson, Bcnnottsvillo 15
J R Mckittrick, Bennetts
fl H Crosland. 10