Newspaper Page Text
THE COURT YARD
3s in Bad Need of Cleaning up
lt" any person desires to seo
something which conics nearer
(tooVmg like the original way in
which Columbus and thc other dis
coverers found America it is sug
.sastod that he go on tho public
..street and take a look at the court
Blouse square. Not so much at the
:.cou.rt house but at thc yard.
Casting tho eye over thc promi
ses there isa vision of old barrels,
Cd)ra up signs, brickbats, old 1 ?nibs
8VA irees, and waste paper galore.
The grass looks like a meadow in
?flny and if the person will only
'k>K>h at tho court house y aril he
wi?! bc hard to convince that he is
rodly in thc conter of the city.
Tlie monument to the Confeder
ate dead stands on tho right of the
3jtroaiuls and all around this the
?rjv?h is lying. Not only on this
aide but on that towards the post
office the trash, paper, and brick
bats ilourish. Even out to thc
very edge of thc street they go
grad often they overstod these
in fact tho court house yard
?w.'ms to be the dumping ground.
A man said thc other day that it
TST?S a disgrace to the town of Bett*
Beltsville and the county of Marl
boro thc way in which the court
fcottso yard was kept. Ho said that
.K. r?si??r looking at it would think
&hal there was no civic pride herc
1& ft ii.
The members of thc civic league
.have endeavored to remedy this as
iFt?i ss somo other conditons.. It
nrwild bo well for them to call on
?lie proper authorities to have thc
jard cleaned up or hotter still it
would be well for the proper auth
orities to clean up the yard with
pul being called on or at least this
is ??O way a lot of people arc think
Slops itching instantly, Cures ipiles.
?BCVOTio, salt rheum, tetter, itch, hives,
3h?:ro<?s, scabies-Dona's Ointment, At
UTjv 'bug store.
A SAD ACCIDENT
Little Martin Fletcher Killed in a
McColi; Apr. 20.-While re
turning from church at Pine Grove i
Sunday morning a very sad' acci
dent occured to Mrs. Jno. E
Fletcher and two children. It
seems that while driving down a
hill near McNair's pond one ot thc
hold-back straps broke and at once
the horse went to running. Both
children were thrown out and
Martin, a little boy about ten
years of age, was thrown against
a log badly fracturing his skull.
The little girl was not hurt. Mis.
Fletcher still held to the horse for
some distance until he ran into a
wire fence and threw her out,
bruising her right badly.
Little Martin lived until 1:15 p.
m., Monday then breathed Ids last.
Thc host of friends sympathize
with Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher in
their sad bereavement.
The remains will bc laid to rest
in Beaver Dam cemetery tomor
Wader Works for R.cd Springs.
An enthusiastic meeting of the
citizens of Ked Springs was held
last Monday to discuss ways and
means to establish water works
sewerage and an electric plant for
that pushing little city. These
things are a necessity for the
health and convenience of towns,
and we trust that our neighbor
may lind it convenient to yet into
the procession. The oilers Maxton
has received for her bonds, and
the drop in tho price of material
ought to encourage them to extra
lill?>rls to forward the proposed
improvements before the revival
in trade again raises the costs of
construction.- Scottish Chief.
Should be Observed Everywhere
a.r\d Also Here
There has been some agitation
looking to the celebration of me
morial day here and the matter is
[now being discussed pro and con.
There scorns to bo a sentimont
that tho day should be observed
and it is hoped that memorial day
this F.vcar is remembered as it
Memorial day in South Carolina
falls on thc 10th of May and on
that day tho soldiers who gave
their lifo for thc lost cause and al
so the graves of tho union soldiers
aro decorated. In many of tho
cities and towns of thc state it is
the custom to make memorial day
a holiday und everyone turn out
to remember thc soldier dead. Us
ually there aro somo exercises,
consisting of addresses and son ?TS,
and then it is customary to repair
to thc cemetery and decorate the
As said thero has been some
talk of observing m?morial day in
Bonnettsville. It has been sugges
ted that tho military company
should turn out on that day and
help in tho programme. Thc 10th
of May is not long off and what
ever is done will have to bo done
EASTER SUNDAY GLORIOUS
Protracted Meetirt/J at Baptist
Easter Sunday was a glorious
day in Benncttsvillo and tho
churches remembered tho occasion.
On account of the meeting of tho
Pee Dec Presbytery at Chora w
i there was no services at tho Pres
byterian Church as Dr McLeod,
thc pastor, was in attendance on
tho meeting of Presbytery,
In the Methodist Sunday morn
ing Kev K BTurnipseed lac?ela
tremendous congregation, Flow
ers had boen placed on the pulpit
and around on the platform and
every seat was filled, several hav
ing to take seats in thc Sunday
school room. Mr. Turnipsccd's
sermon was unusually interesting
and helpful. The choir [hud prac
ticed for the songs of tho day and
this was shown by tho tfood mu
At thc Baptist church Ucv. C A
Jo?os faced another crowded house
and hero also flowers wore in
evidence. Tho Easter spirit perva
ded the exorcises of the day and
Mr. Jones' sermon was in accor
dance with it.
On Sunday night there were no
services at the Methodist church
as they wore dispensed with in fa
vor of thc Baptists and all repair
ed to thc Baptist church. Mr.
Jones preached a strong sermon
on "Sinning against the Holy
Ghost," and in his discussion of
the great sins of the people and of
tho unpardonable sin he, was given
Mr. Jones announced that tho
protracted meeting which had been
announced to begin with tho ser
vices on Sunday night bad been
postponed. Mr. Jones was unable
to get ono to help him and he said
that ho was very sorry to announce
that the services had to be post
poned but it is probable that al
some near dato in the future tho
protracted meeting will bo held.
Cut His Throat with a Pocket Knife
A special to tho News and Cou
rier from Darlington says:
Alford Ellorbe. colored, comm
ittee suicido by cutting his throat
with a pocket knife yesterday after
Kllorbo lived and worked at
Lumber in this county, with the
Williams-McKoitlian L u m b o r
Company, and was athis work ol'
driving a wagon as usual yester
day about 12 o'clock.
When it was noticed that his
team had been standing at the mill
longer than was necessary an in
vestigation was made and his body
was found lying under tho mill
shelter, his knife by his side and
his throat cut,tho jugular vein and
thc wind pipe being severed.
It is said that he was of unsound
j mind, or at least that he had on
.ono occasion exhibited signs of
mental aberration and his rash act
TO PLANT MELONS
Farmers Around Bcnnettsville Be- j
ginning New Industry
For two or or th reo years tho
farmers around Maxton, Lau
rinburg, Hamlet and
I lusty have made a lot of money
on oantaloupes and water melons.
Last' year these profitable crops
wero planted in the Gibson and
I McColl communities.
The melon industry is now
roaching Bennottsville, and several
will plant these crops here this
E. 1). Graham will plant 15
acres of cantaloupes and 10 acres
of watermelons in and near town.
Arch P. Breeden will plant a
bout 50 acres of watermelons a
bout a mile north of town, and W.
M. Smith will plant several acres
of cantaloupes at his plantation
three miles north of town.
Many have hesitated to plant
cantaloupes and watermelons herc,
ear ing that there would not be
enough to secure adequate ship
ping facilities and buyers. These
conditions arc going to bo
changed, however. Messrs. Gra
ham, Smith and Breeden will bo
glad to have others join in with
them in loading the cars and And
ing thc best markets.
The melon industry is said to be
much more profitable than cotton.
Several instances are known where
more than live hundred dollars per
acre, clear profit, have been made
on cantaloupes, lt is probable that
in thc near future there will be
buyers here bidding on melons as
they now bid on cotton, and they
can bc sold by tho wagon load ?r
can load right here in Bennetts:
I ' Mc, to be shipped north.
A Woman Editor.
Miss Estella Smoak a teacher of
Williamsburg county has resigned
[her position anil will go into jour
nalism having bought the Branch
ville Journal. She will edit and
publish this paper and will bo a
welcome addition to the newspap
er fraternity.-Abbeville Medium.
of yesterday was committed while
suffering from an attack of mental
derangement. The coroner held an
Mrs McColl Entertains.
Mrs II L? McColl gave a most
pleasant luncheon Thursday morn
ing in honor of Mrs 8 II McGhce
of Greenwood. An elaborate five
course lunch was served from ll:
30 to 12:30. Those who enjoyed
Mrs McColl's hospitality were:
Mesdames A G Sinclair, A Vlloe
sel, Ii B Crosland S H McGJ&fc,
K D Mooro, F IC Howe; Misses
Annie Carlisle, Martha McCall, An
nie May McLaurin.
Tho Democratic Clubs of Mn>'V
boro County will assemblely)
their respectivo places of meet
ing on Saturday Apr. tho 25 at
8 p m for the purpose of reor
ganizing by electing a President
ono or moro Vice Presidents a re
cording and a corresponding Se
cretary, a Treasurer and a mem
ber of tho County Executive Com
mittee and shall have tho follow
ing working committees of not
less than three members each,
viz: A committee on registration,
an excutive committee and such
other committees as to each Club
may seem expedient. Tho Club
will be entitled to del?gatelas
Adam sv i lie 4
Mill Village , 3
Quicks Cross Roads 4
Ked Hill 0
By order of tho County Ex
ecu ti ve Committee'
J no N Drake Chairman
A C Green Secretary.
Bennettsville, S C
April Otb 1908
89-90 A D
TIME FOR THE NECESSETIES
Easter of 1908 is gone and we are proud of the Easter business we had. Time now to think
of the dependable stuff thats to carry us thro the rest of the hot summer. Make this pro
vision for yourself now before the cream is all skimmed.
Thc thin 2 picco suits will now bc in evi
dence .Just ?is well buy now n suit to curry
you through the season, w arc tho ones with
Mic goods. Remember tho HIGH ART kind is
the kimi that's to be depended on when you are
looking for a suit that lits like, tailored goods,
look' as well ami wear as well. To get the suit
that lits good, wears good and looks good be
sure to get the HIGH ART KIND That's our
kind, in all the good styles and leading colors.
Trices from $13.50 to #22.00. Kvery suit war
When you want to put a ten dollar bill in
a suit and get lil'tcen dollars worth of goods
put tho $10.00 bill in ??ur hands and wc will
put the $15.00 MILLER M AK E suit on your
back. In Greys, Brown mixture ami Blues,
hummers, ?lust tin? lit itself ol* one of them is
worth thc 8,10.00 bill to any one.
It's thc happy shoe customer that makes us
happy, it's us that makes thc shoe customer
happy, it's the kind of shoes wo soil that makes
US both happy. .loin our happy family and
make you i feet happy. They will need the kind
of summer shoes we sell before long. Retter
come on and get lilted up.
Don't forget the footwear for inc children.
BAKE FOOT SANDALS for women and
children arc hore,
A new shipment just in ol' those warran
ted black t?llela petty coats foi- SI.'.).",
A suit ol' ROMPERS will save the child's
clothing, We've got 'om 75c to ?1.00
RC SOLVE p'
THAT IF YOU WISH TO
SHINE. YOU MUST WEAR
YOUR FEET ARE: HARD
To HIDE. YOU NEED Nt
U?.YOU WEAR. OUR
IP SHOES *,; ROSTER
r.OPv Rif> KT I tot QV TM* OUlf ?? l??WHt?H
WK CAN MAKE Yol/R FEET ?HINE IN -SWELL -SUM
MER ?HoE?\ Wt: ARL' THE EXCLUDIVE A?ENT-S
FOR THE QUEEN QUALITY ?HOE? IN UENNETTAS
VILLE. THEASE ASHOE*S ?ATI-5FY YOU. HANAN
OPEN ?HoE? FEEL COMFORTABLE. CRo*S*SETT
AND RALSTON SHoKS (SIVE YoU WEAR. Do NOT
NEGLECT YOUR FEET, YOU OWE THEM A DUTY.
IF YOU DO NOT THINK THEY Do YOU 6ooD. TRY
DoINd WITHOUT THEM A *WHIL WHY NOT ?HOW
APPRECIATION FOR YoUR FEET AND 6ET THEM
A GOOD PAIR OF SHOKS?
right now. They are here. Anything you want is here.