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"SWEETEST GIRL IN DIXIE"
HfatMAted At Auditorium by Dra
**3S?e sweetest girl in Dixie"
IttMilnfl was- presented by the dra
am??Q club at tho school auditori
um? OBI> Thursday night was the
?tt?fttf the season by far. Tho
HBKsutors had practiced their parts
mtffnad everything went through
.wtSl-aut'a hitch. Tho house was
]ICT&kdv?nd thc audience thorough
?fcrfca^yied everything on the pro
jfgp^m-.erad round aftor round of
iqgjjflfiiinri swept over tho house as
?mri>3>?*no was depicted. The four
aa?Jfeo?f the play Ind passed and the
enarcwojlwas sorry that it was ovor,
aa?oBtue^i pleasure and fun had they
?PBW??rr out of the evening.
e:S&\,. Fred Howe, witli tho cornet,
??r JKfc Dudley with the violin,
wmoC^s. Fred Rowe at the piano
i?raiuftcd the music for tho cven
aa?y ?QV? added quite a deal to the
rtwurriises. When they struck up
CUIR, ^fixie" a yell went up and the
rjaaaljoco cheered wildly. Between
imyjxti Miss Lyl Crosland gave a
solo, 4'The sweetest girl in
Iffisasv" which was line, and put
"vm&t/timight be termed, "The mu
iSKCtt'^ad tender feelings," in the
?mv&a'je, helping them to enter
im?h'>?ie spirit of the play.
Ti? setting of tho stage showed
a?: ^ Southern home. Tho moth
osn vis dead and over the mantle
Bjrli? living room hung her pic
IJSttPv. The piano in ono corner,
fittt-t?ble in the middle of the room,
US*?1 -lowers and all else added an
a?MMphero of warmth and co/i
Mtaefi^ about the place.
ifar? as for the characters in tho
-gofa?* .?il did, as one expressed it,
**J3*?? grand." The stately and
waoxriiV old Southern gentleman,
AMS 'beautiful and accomplished
'?kur?atcr, the handsome and gen
flifmucnly cousin from thc north,
53?' x?h scalawag and his old maid
satsfihir, the faithful old "mummy,"
'ji?ii> her comic husband Uncle
tf?feaxtge, and Mrs. Higgs borrow
roough materials for her sup
^(PRPI^H kept tho audience to the
Shiest pitch of interest and made
>lay intensely realistic. As
U?a? different parts were presented
tito audience showed its true South
am! noising and one who witnessed
ttftv^Iay last Thursday night would
Ttetuiffy believe that thc South 1ms
?iMMt.ged at least in its timo honor
T:i.$ entire exercises were of the
Im? Hst order and those in charge,
aaa iv'ose who took part should
f&flproud ol' the success of the
OEwr.ng. The people turned out
'.?u? ?-ro them and thc house was
f?iii. evincing tho interest which
iUiht'MjCasion aroused and nothing
Sifaapraises aro being heard. All
xmst ?ftafc it isjtho best which has
titan; given in Uonncttsville in a
^ho proceeds go to thc Murchi
S*K. aid '20th century libraries and
S?iov?i little pile was taken in.
Tir. following was the program:
Tte Sweetest Girl in Dixie a
?amo.iy of the days following im
jm^iately tho reconstruction pe
Vtt?'i-. >?>the South.
>eiv.e: Room in Col. John
IfifMtjwd's house, -a typical, old
3?r?-.?/?n country home.
CAST OF CH A K \(ITKKS.
?Br*iJohn.Howard.,J ll Beckham
M&?V^ew Martin.R N Sampson
SHiward Kmery.R M Pratt
"SKmih : George.D C Pate
j^lar?c-tra Howard... M iss Sara Crus
?B*ida Martin and Mrs. Biggs...
Mw Elizabeth Newton
Mlm? Caroline.Miss Colino
JWVJ.' Howard Kmery whose
ifctitoir was reared in Col. Howard's
Bauuurbut afterwards moved to the
?am&ii'r- pays a visit to the scenes
?&nl 2. Matthew Martin who
Bsw?ifo aunortgago on Col. Howard's
lacteal,-proposes to thc Colonel's
r?fattflcilfcer, and after threatening
Hliatt'vith tho foreclosure of tho
wawbjgnge, secures her promise to
?ftaft 3v Through Aunt Caro
Shofo diplomacy Col. Howard is
jawUh aware of Martin's dcop-laid
orri/imes, and causes his daughter
ito? rireak her engagement with
'Mt' Aunt Oarolinc's "tole
i?rr^riment" brings Iloward to tho
NR.. CROSLAND'S WILL
All His Property Given <. His
Wife and Children.
Below aro tho provisions of the
will of George Crosland:
Item 1. I will and direct that
my|executrix, hereinafter mimed,
shall, as soon after my death as
practicable, pay any and all just
debts that I may owe at tho time
of ray death.
Item 2. I will, deviso and be
queath unto my wife, Martha
Crosland, ray home place (said to
contain about 775 acres) for and
during tho term of her natural life,
and after hoi* death to ray children
share and share, alike, the child or
children of a deceased child taking
the share that their parent would
have been ontitled lo if living: and
should it so happen that my chil
dren die without issue, then 1 di
rect that this property above refer
red to go to my brothers, Throop
and William DCrosland's children,
share alike. Thc above property
is given to my wife for and during
lier natural life, giving her full
control?of same, requiring her to
give my children a good education.
The income from same will be
ample if properly managed, with
all my other property devised to
her, to support her and her chil
dren anti give them a good educa
Item li. 1 give, devise and be
queath all the balance and residue
of ray property, both real and
personal, of which I may die seized
and posessed, to my beloved wife,
Martha Crosland, and my children,
share and share alike, thc child or
children of deceased child to take
the share thc parent would have
been entitled to if living: It be
ing my intention that ray wife
shall only take a share equal to
each one of my children under
this clause of my will, as I have
given her a life estate in ray home
place, which I intend shall be in
lieu of dower. And it is my will
and desire, and I so direct, that
should any of my heirs attempt in
any way to set aside or make null
and void this my last will and tes
turnout, they shall forfeit all
claims under same, believing that I
have sufficient mind and capacity
to dispose of all the personal goods
with which God has blessed me.
I hereby nominate, constitute
and appoint my wife, Martha
Crosland, oxecutrixof this my last
will and testament: Provided, that
should my said wife marry after
my death, then I will and direct
that ray nephew, Hon ry Crosland,
son of my deceased brother, VY 1)
Crosland, join with my wife in thc
execution of this ray said will; and
I hereby constitute and appoint
him executor with my wife in that
event, anti request that he qualify
immediately upon the marriage of
my said wife.
(iiven under my hand and seal
the 26th day of February, 1903.
(Signed) Geo Crosland.
Witnessed by J A Drake, P B
Rogers and Jas N Drake.
The regular spring examination
for applicants for teacher's certifi
cates will be held in the court
house, at Bennottsville, on the 3rd
Friday in May, which is the I5lh
day of that month.
A. Ii. Fasterling,
Co. Supt. of Fducation.
89-92 A. I).
Before the Ma.yor.
Wm Wise was arrested on Satur*
lay on the charge of being drunk
ind disorderly. He put up a $19
bond and forfeited this by his non
ippearanco for trial.
Notice of Court.
Notice ia hereby given that the
riOtirt of general sessions for the
Bounty of Marlboro will convene
in thc court house at Bennottsville,
[in Monday, May IH, at 10 a. ra.
Jurors, witnesses and others inter
ested will govern themselves ac
J. A. Drake,
90-93 A. D. Clerk.
UNITED ACTION WANTED
A Pull all Alon/} the Lin? Needed
Anything which grows And at
tains success needs support and
work coupled with united action.
A spasmodic etfort will amount to
nothing and evon sometimos will
bo a detriment instead of a suc
cess. And this is in line y i th
Bennettsville's need of an active,
vigorous commercial body.
There is in Bennottsville a
Board of Trade and yet it has
ceased to hold meetings. There
were a few meetings and some
plans discussed but for the past
two months thero hasn't been a
single meeting and it has often
been asked what has become of
the board of trade. And no ono, so
far has been able to answer the
The board of trade has not held
a meeting since the lire in Janu
ary which left a large part of the
town in ashes. Before then there
had been a strong effort to enlist
the interest and support of the
business men but with a few ex
ceptions this was a failure. One
meeting had probably 25 present
but this was ono exception. The
other times there were probably
ten to twelve and sometimes were
less than that.
The history of all commercial
bodies are stories of ups ant
downs and mostly downs. It is i
hard matter to convince the busi
ness people'that it is for their in
dividual interest to pull togetliei
and to advertise the resources o
their town. They feel that tin
money and time which they givi
to such an enterprise is wasted ant
then often too they don't see re
suits in a week and become (lis
cou raged. They can't get into th
notion that such a step wool'
mean money in their own pockets
all of which is very natural.
Another thing in this is that th
members leave all the work to h
done by the officers and mostly th
i secretary. They feel that the
have the oflicers and that it shoul
bo left to them to detcrmirfb win
is to be done and for them to do
unaided. They know that they ai
busy and don't feel like puttin
the time in going to the mectin?
and discussing plans for the con
merdai interest of the town.
As said above there has been 1
success without united action ai
there will be very little in Be
ncttsville until this is the eas
There isa linc growth here. no\
The town is rebuilding, tho sid
walks are being macadamized!ne
houses arc going up and the on
look is splendid.
Behind Bennottsville is the li
est country in the world. Marlb
ro is famous for its line lands, ai
its line folks. It is a byword ?
progress and improvement all ov
tho country and especially in Son
Carolina. Now with a good coi
mercial organization there is i
telling what would be the resul
With some advertising, to tell tl
world what we have there won
be a growth herc which would sn
prise the most optimistic citiz<
and dumfound the "knockers."
So Bennettsville needs a coi
mercial body to
"Tell the world that
Since the world began,
No fairer town ever tired a poet
Or gave a home to man."
A TURN^FOR HOME
Mr Mevtherso and Family Seeii
the Old World.
Mr and Mrs A J Matnerson ai
daughter havo written to a numb
of their friends and sent sou vet
post cards since they have been <
their tour of ICgypt, Palestine a
Col B C Mclntyro has receiv
a card from Mr Matherson dat
Venice (Venezia) March 1B?
which he says:
"Wo haye just gotten herc, t
finest citv in the world, after vii
ing Kgypt, the Holy Land, Ct
stantinople and Greece. We lu
now made a turn for homo, and i
doing Italy now. We have bt
well all tin- time .''?1 days on I
and A Bag of Silver
and A Beautiful Residence
luot W?lS Me i?n i ven
Away Ai The
GRAND AUCTION SALE
100 of thc Most Desirable RESIDENCE LOTS
CLIO, - - S
1:30 P. M
On Friday, May 8, 1908, at 1:30 P. M., wo will sell at
public auction for the high dollar, 100 of the most de
sirable residence lots tobe had in the thriving town of
Clio, S. C., on very, very easy terms.
The property luis been consigned to us by Dr. C. S.
Evans, of Clio, S. C., with instructions to sell every lot
of the 100 absolutely regardless of price and without re
serve. Your price is ours, let us make or lose.
lt is an undisputed fuct that most of the substantial
men of today owe their wealth to investments in real
?.slate, and there never was a more appropriate time to
buy real estate than right now. Situated in a town like
Clio, S. C., in the heart of the most thriving farming
section of the state there should be no reason why an in
vestment in town lots such as we will sell at this sale,
should not net you 100 per cent in a short time.
The salo will be conducted by Penny Brothers, the
twin auctioneers, who speak at the same time and in the
same tone of voice and sell lots at the rate of one a min
ute. It' it rains or is a had day come out just the same
as it will be your gain anti our loss. The terms of the
sale are as follows:
TKKMS: ! cash, \ in six (0) months. \ in twelve
(12) months and i in eighteen (18) months, with interest
on deferred payments at the rate, of 0 per cent. A 5 per
cent discount will be allowed for cash. Don't forget the
date, Friday, May S, 1908, and the hour is 1 :'',() P. M.
AMERICAN REALTY AND
Penny Brothers thc Twin Auctioneers,
Sonthern Offices Greensboro, N. C.
S. E. UNDERMLL, CLIO, S. C., <