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THE STORY OF
MAN IN SPAIN
LETTER WHICH WAS RECEIV
ED DY MR.. SCHULTZ
An Old Fake Which Has Been
Used a Long Time-The
Letter is Published
Notices have appeared in papers
el, owhere in thc state about a let
ter which was being sent out from
Spain and Benncttsville has been
included in thc number.
Mr. Shultz, thc baker, roceived
thc letter which follows last week
Tta story of the man in Spain
if 1 is in prison and his money
but in England is an old fake and
Mr. Shultz kindly allowed thc Ad
vocatc to have the letter. Here it
is and it is self explanatory.
Madrid L.j 4, 1008.
Dear Sir: - I am in prison here
for bankruptcy and I address you
this letter for ask you if you will
help me for recovering 1,200,000
francs in banknotes that I have
within a bank deposited in a rail
way station of England.
For that it is necessary that you
advance thc sum required to pav
thc charges of my process to the
Ti*')unal and raise the seizure for
recover a valise which has a sec
ret hidden that contain a check of
frans 45,000 payable to bearer and
thc railroad receipt of my trunk
which it is indispensable to recov
For recompense of thc great
service you will render me I will
reward you with the third part of
the total amount.
I bog you to keep tho greatest
recorve and if you accept my of
fer I will send you by next letter
dress it to my sorvant by a cable
never by letter, thus addressed.
Vicente Vails, Ronda Foledo F
2. o letra D. Madrid.
Recibi muestra, Shultz.
Awaiting your reply I am yours
very truly, N. N.
"Health Coffee" is nally the closet
Coffee lmitatiin ever yet produced.This
?lever Coffee Substitute was recently pro
duced by Ur Shooj) of Racine, Wis. Not
a grain o? real Coffee in it either. Dr
.Snoop's Health Coffee is made from pure
toasted grains with malt tints etc. Really
it would fool an expert who might drink
it for Coffee. No 20or 30 minuten tedious
boiling "Made in a minute" says the doc
tor Sold byR I> Rogers & Uro.
Brownsville, April 25:- -After a
successful session in the Browns
ville Academy taught during tho
past year by Miss Bessie Crook
ofijowborr.v as principal and Miss
Mary Rogers of Brownsville assis
tant, closed on Friday afternoon.
Miss CrOoks has gone to her home
Thc Methodist church here has
recently undergone some much
nCcdcd repairs and how presents a
very neat and attractive appear
t '? ..
tho "Bachelors Annual Repast''
will be given at Roger's lake next
Friday, May the 1st. This has
grown to bc quite an extensive af
fair and large number of invita
tions have been sent out.
The excellent weather conditions
of the past several weeks have
been very favorable1 to the far
mers of (his section and most of
thom seem to have good stands of
corn and cotton. The oat crop
bids fair to be an average yield, if
the seasons continue good.
Deaths in Smithville*
4f Smithville, April 25- Mrs Sus
an Driggers died last Wednesday
and was buried Thursday af Elie
ne/es, Kev Franklin Quick con*
ducting thc funeral services,
The Action of the Executive Com
m it tee Appro 'ed.
. Tho Bcnnettsvillo D?mocratie
Club was called to order by thc
president, Senator T 1 Hogers,
Saturday afternoon. The follow
ing o?iccrs woro rc-olcctcd by ac
T I Rogers, president
C1) Easterling, secretary and
J F Townsend, vice-president,
T S Evans, moinber county ex
ecutive connnittoo. ^_
On motion of L J Breeden thc
president was authorized to ap
point an executive connnitttce and
a committee on registration at his
J P Gibson moved that delegates
to the county convention bo nom
inated from the floor. T S JEvans
nominated P A H?ges as the first
delegate on the list. Ile with thc
following were elected by occlarna
T.C. Hamer, L.J. Breeden, J.
P. Gibson, T.JL. Rogers, T.S. Evans
K.L. Freeman, D.D. McColl Jr.
A.J. David, C.S. McColl, J.A.
Drake, M.E. Coward, J.K. Owens
D.M.I).McLeod, J.B. Green, S.J
Mclnnis, J.F. Townsend, CE.
President Rogers called attention
to the fact that the representation
of the club had been reduced five
delegates by tho action of the"
county executive committee in
changing the basis of rcpresenta
tio from the old club rolls to the
both in the primary. He thought
that this action of the committee
was proper and should bo endors?
is L Freeman olfcrcd thc follow
ing resolutions which were passed
Resolved That thc Bcnnettsvillo
Democratic Club endorse tho ac
tion of thc county Executive com
mittee in taking the vote cast in
the first primary two years ago ns
the basis for representation of the
clubs in the county convention,
this basis being fairer and more
equitable than the old club rolls.
''Resolved further, That thc del
egates from this club ask thc conn
i ty convention to endorse this ac
jtion of the executive committee/"
Thc following aro the delegates
from thc Brownsville club to the
county convention: W. B. Drake,
Harris Bristow, L. E. Brigman,
J. E. Rogers, J. R. ON cal, W L
Kinney, and C. P. Hodges.
The following will represent j
Tatum at the county convention:!
Alex Stanton, Jess Tatum, and t
Koilock- R M Pegues, T D
Lashlcy F P B Pegues, Chas. Irby
Clio- J I) Edens, J T Stanton
A L Calhoun Jr, Johb A A Cal
houn, Lauch McLaurin Mel)
Morrison, H C Herring, Rev NV
Q u i c k , D M c Q ll e o n, L
D Bundy J J Lane, J L Hubbard.
Adamsvillc Simeon Gibson, S J
Smith, J K Fletcher and A C
Green delegates to county conven
Red Hill- J P Henagan, J C
Campbell, YV V Rogers, 0 I
Sherrill, ll C Campbell, and Col J
Weak women get prompt awl lasting
help by ?sine, Dr Slump's Ni^ht Cure,
These soothing, healing antiseptic sup
posilorics, with full information how i<>
proceed an- inttirestiiigty told of in my
"No A Vat Womeai" Thcbook is strict
ly confidential medical adv in- is entirely
rec sinply write Dr Shoop Racine Wis.
or my hook X<> I S<>1<| itv jn? T Douglas
Gentlemen of the Jury.
List of jurors for court of Gen
eral Sessions which convenes on
18th of May:
U VV Bundy, M E Brigman, Tom
Garner, K B Whittington, II VV
Boahn, T R Vining, Harry Hollis,
J W Driggers, L !I Easterling, II
II Crosland, Sylvester Bennett,
Lucien D Odom, Arch Adams, J
,1 Adams, J L Williams, L E Ivey,
W S Lee, A l< Hilliard, I) VV
Weatherly, Jonathan Adams, J E
Kidds, J A Spears, W A Hin
shaw, ll B Tatum, R J Adams, J
W Tmor, II ll Newton, Jr., W T
Willis. W W Irby, Jr., F I) Rog!
ers, Eran kl i tl Quick, LT Parker,
J T Gibson, EC Breeden, D C
Norton, J E McGilvrny.
Wa? in Poor Health B'or Years
lr? W. Kolly, ( ? Monsflold, I 'ft., wril?H ]
"1 was in pOOl ItOftlth for two yearn, HU?
foring from kidney and bladder tumble, I
sponl considerable monoy consulting physi?
elans without obtain hi? any markod bono?
lit, lint wan OUrfld by Foley'H Kldnep duo,
and I desiro to add my testimony that it
may ia?, tho oatiBO of restoring tim health of
others" Rof uso substitutes, Heid & Co
MCCOLL NEWS NOTES
Personal and Local Items of ('.en
crai Interest -
McCol), April 29th.--The
friends of Miss Hettie Beasley will
bo glad to hear that she has su iii
ciently recovered from tho effects
of her recent fall to resumo her
duties as teacher at Epworth or
phanage, oven though she must
Tho spring music festival at
Spartanburg to be held this week
will bc of unusual excellence, su
perioi to all its predecessors.
Madame Gadski, considered by
many the leading soprano of the
day, will be thc star of tho festi
val. David Bispham, Albert Qucs
nol, Madame Bonton, Madame
Jomclli, Madame Dc Mose, Miss
Celia Wintoraiul, Mr. Kecd Miller
arc the other attractions. Miss
Wcntcr and Mr. Miller aro Amer
icans, the last is a South Caroli
nian who is soloist at Calvary M.
E. church. Mr. Walter Damrosch,
of national reputation conducts the
Mrs. Della McLaurin, who
went to Virginia hospital at the
same time as Miss Drusilla Ani
mons, is getting on nicely. Her
many friends hope she will return
The injuries received by Mr.
Charles McGregor (by a fall at
thc skating rink) proved more se
rious than was supposed, and tin
injured foot has been very pain
Miss Clarkie Belle MeNair has
recently spent several days with
her friend, Miss Pearl Morrison.
Mr. Vernon Graham acceptably
substituted for Miss Virgie Mc
Laurin while she was in Richmond
a day or so of last week.
Mrs. Harry Gaddy spent sever
al days with her daughter, Mrs.
Lynch of Cheraw. Mrs. Lynch
accompanied her mother home for
a week's visit.
Mr. S C Camon, of Hasty, was
in McColl last week making nec
essary purchases and arrangements
for establishing a cool drink stand
gO?^Ou VIII. ni/ >, .i a ii.mjii v\j
Fayetteville and thc physician
there hope to save thc right cyc
lic bore thc entire ordeal with re
markable fortitude, using, wo arc
told, no anesthetics. Mr. Morri
son has many friends who will re
gret to hear of this accident.
The play, "lt was all a mistake,"
given by the pupils of the Otb and
Kith grades for the benefit of the
music class, was a line success from
every standpoint. Tho acting was
highly creditable, the audience
large and a nice sum was cleared.
Where all deserve praise, we will
not specialize, but Miss Sally Mc
Coll's "old maid" was simply
splendid. These young folks will
always secure a good audience.
Mr. Ku mian Willis was delegate
from McColl Presbyterian to
Presbytery and reports a most
harmonious meei ing.
Seldom has anything taken place
in our village that so touched tho
heart, as the death of little Marl
ing Fletcher. His classmates loved
him very much, and their little
hearts ached and there were no
dry eyes, as they followed him to
"God's Acre." There,on Tuesday
21st they covered the dear body
with beautiful Howers (brought in
such profusion that the little
mound coiild not, hold them all)
thc priceless soul had been t rans
planted to the Master's (?arden.
Mrs. Fletcher who was supposed
to be hurl, very little, attended the
burial of ber boy, but lifter going
home serious trouble developed,
and during the entire weeU she has
been critically ill. At this writing
sin? is better and tin- many friends
of the family earnestly hope she
will bc restored to her family.
Miss Nellie Wade, of Richmond,
Va., has accepted a position with
the Southern telephone exchange
in Bennottsville, S. ( ),
Mrs. Mollie Kennedy McLaurin
visited relatives in McColl last
M ISS Atlanta Gibson has been
visiting her friend, Miss Stack
house, of Columbia.
Mr. .John Foster, who is with
the Southern Hell Telephone com
pany in ( ?harlotto, N. C., spent a
day Of SO with tllO family ol' Mr.
?I S Thompson
Mi-, and Mrs. I >ccs, ol' Bennetts
ville, spent Sunday with relatives
Dr. Douglas Hamer has been
appointed examining physician for
tho Woodmen of tho World of
Hasty. Dr. Hamer lias ;
practice in that part of X.
Miss Rosa Smith spent
with Miss Maud Mooro in her homo
at Red Springs.
Mr. Jeff Gibson spent Saturday
and Sunday with the family of Mr.
Wesley Smith at Judson. Mrs.
Smith will sjiend a few days with
Miss Mary Parker, of Raeford,
N. C., is visiting her sister, Mrs.
Wo find thc location of East
Side Baptist church is yet unde
Some ono says wo incorrectly
reported the Kamo between llarts
vill and McColl, that it should have
been 5 to 3-not 5 to 0. Regrets
boys. As Hans said to Peggy
when he could not find the needle
in the hay stack, "Will do better
For several years it has been
tho,custom for Maxton M. E., S.
S., to have its children's day at
old Caledonia church in Scotland
County, Calononia always fur
nishing the dinner for the great
crowd that attends. And the
crowd does come, from Hasty,
Laurinburg, Maxton and even
McColl they gather. Folks love to
go to Caledonia. Of course it was
tho children's day exercises they
longed to hear (and they were ex
cellent.) The dinner was only a
necessary adjunct- Thc automo
bile of '2.') years ago-thc big farm
wagon pulled by a pair of strong
mules, was much in evidence.
Fortunato is that person who is
ono of the crowd to go in the
wagon. Kev. Mr. Cole, of thc
Haleigh orphanage, gave an ear
nest heart to heart talk about his
work, and a nice collection was
taken up for the' orphans. Rev.
Euclid MeWhortcr, the pastor, is
a man of rare personal qualities
having an intense love for chil
dren-and the good times he gives
the Caledonians would gladden
Sunday in Hasty, going out to
Caledonia in the Hasty "auto."
Miss Jimmie Covington is visit
ing her friend Miss David, of
Laura the infant daughter of J.
D. and Poilty Haithcock died on
the '26th and was buried at Mc,
Coll cemetery on the '28th at 10
o'clock funeral services was con
ducted by Kev. C. A. Jones of thc
Baptist church. Little. Laura was
only 15 months old. We know dear
parents that it is hard to part from
our dear little ones but it is a con
solation to us to know that they
will be the greatest Kingdom of
The diciplcs came unto Jesus
saying who is the greatest in the j
Kindom of Heaven? and .Jesus j
called a little child unto him, andi
sot him in tho midst of them, and j
said, verily I say unto you, except
yo be con verted, and become as
little children ye shall not enter]
the Kingdom ol" Heaven, whoso-'
over therefore .shall humble him
self as this little child, the same is
thc greatest in the Kingdom of1
[leaven, again he says, sillier little
children to conic unto mo for of
such is the Kindom of Heaven.
Sorrowing parents, Laura cannot
come buck to .von but you can go
April 09th 1908.
Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
Tho examination for tho award of
vacant Scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for thc admission of now
students will bo held at. the County
Court House ?ii friday, .inly ;i at I) A
M. Applicants must be not less than
lift cen years of age. When Scholar
ships arc vacant, after July 3 they
Will i)C awarded to those making the
highest average ni this examinat ion,
provided they moot the conditions
governing thc award. Applicants for
scholarships should writt t o President
Johnson before tho examination for
Scholarship examinai lon blanks,
Scholarships are worth sion and
free tuition, the next session will
onen Sc ht* tn ber l" M08. lor further
TOO MUCH MACHINERY
Supposed Aids to Church Work
Which Are Becoming
Hero comes another. It is thc
" Pocket Testament League " Or
ganizations aro now passing across
tho arena of life so fast they are
crowding upon one another's heels.
Wc cannot keep up with them. Our
eyes fail us. It is impossible to tell
what tho names of some of them
signify when we perchance get a
focus upon one of them. Then this
is getting out in thc air among the
people: Wc must do this and that
because tho Brotherhood says so
or thc " League" orders it or it is
the constitution of the''Endeavors"
or something in place of because
the Lord says so in the World.
Our Savior was no organizer.
Neither were any of the Apotles.
Thc church was constituted and that
only and charged with thc work of
evangelizing the world. Do not
misunderstand us. We arc not an
tagonistic to everything that has thc
semblance of organization. It is
thc will worship wc sec in organ
ization, and the danger of sub
stituting organization in the ab
stract, for personal Christian effort
and reliance upon tho power and
guidance of the Spirit in answer to
prayer. Members of churches may
in order to be of ono mind striv
ing together in thc work of the
Lord, resort in a subordinate way
to devices for success. It would not!
be oasy let it be said to prove that
thc Church has any divine warrant
whatever to organize societies after
thc fashion of tho organizing going
on here and there today.
A Pleasant Outing
J P Gibton
It is always a genuine pleasure
year. When the buds are swell
ing, the forest clothed in vcrdent
foliage, thc wild flowers and frag
rance of the clover bloom permeat
ing thc atmosphere.
Occasionally at this season, par
ties from town, visit thc grand old
Pee Dec river, spend tuc day,
watch the seine pullers catch thc
beautiful shad and other large fish
swimming in those waters. Last
Friday in company with Messrs W
Turlington, ll K Covington, W P
Covington, li D Moore and W J
Baldwin WO rode down to thc old
Howe seine bar near Gardner's
Bluff, thc bar is oh thc Chester
held side of the river, winch with
several hundred acres of line river
bottom and timber lands belong to
Messrs H 1) Moore and Willis
Turlington. They have rented thc
seine bar and fishing priv ileges to
Mr. Haywood, of Bennettsville,
who is a natural fisherman, and
takes great delight in catching
them, as he seems to understand
thc habits and characteristics ol
di lie rent kind of fish. Thc river
was rising the day we were there,
and the catching very poor, but
all present secured enough for rt
bountiful dinner. Messrs ll K
Covington and I> D Moore proved
to bc very lino cooks, the party
took with then) plenty bread,
eggs, lard onions, salt, pepper,
cottee, sugar, cream otc. Every
one present enjoyed the dinner,
and 1 venture to the assertion that
no more enjoyable Tish dinner has
been served in a long time. A
bout 12 o'clock Mr. (?co. Minson
and Mr. Wright arrived and took
dinner with us.
The frefluent freshets in thc riv
er, overflowing hundreds and
thousands of acres ol* landa have
deposited millions of clover seed
from thc bottoms in tho up coun-|
try on thc rich bottom lands all
the way down the stream. I took
a walk through the pastlll*0 lands,
now belonging to Messrs Moore
and Turlington containing 7<K)
acres, and no oin? who has not seen
it, could bc made to believe that
such a Sine luxuriant growth of
clover existed in this pountry.
Thc clover from six inches to P2
inches high, thick as can bo, co-wr
ing an area of four of five huntfat?.
acres. There is plenty of <??5wr
grass besides tho clover, and K&W
ing tho winter months innrimrfr
ole beds of cano for cattle. 9. asm
more than ono hundred hoad ?E
cattle and horses, all having '&???
themselves on tho nutritious <fc>~
ver, had sought the shaded notfas
where they were resting. Therm
is enough of fine grass and clover
in that pasture to support tlmfte*?r
four hundred head of cattle x??
then they could not destroy ?vt. ill
have never soon anything to ?tsr
pass it in Virginia, or Weatena
North Carolina. After diwwr
several of tho party went in seores,
of a bee tree, which had boee. <x>
ported, and succeeded in locetaic
it not very far from tho seine'fax,
which promises to bo quito fl&rufc
ful, is a large tree and will be<taik
en some time in June. At V4H?I
time Mr. Editor you aro expeofcte?
to be present.
The Voling Contest.
The following are the votes re
ceived up to Saturday night for
thc free trips to Washington:
MOST l'Ol'UIAK MINISTEB
Kev. K. E. Turnipseed,
Kev. W. P. Meadors, Pine
Grove, Smyrna and
Beauty Spot. 8&>
Kev. J. E. Rushton, He
bron, Ebenezer, Parnas
sus and Zion. . 860
Kev. F. II. Shulcr, Clio
Methodist Church. 290
Kev. Peelc r , B e t h 1 o .
MOST POPULAR WKACHEtt
Miss Susie Covington, Eb
Grove, Schoo). . . a>
.'..i?fin '?; v K?jter?!, Bt'.ti).
I. ?ten, ?u-.huo?..?.>
Salem School. ...
E P Miller, Bennettsville
Miss Catherine Meares,
MOST l'OPULAtt YOUNO LADT
Miss Jean Covington, Ben
Miss E d i t h Hodges,
Miss Jincey Covington,
Miss Eliza Rotors, Browns
Miss Lizzie Newton. IC
MANAGERS OF ELECTION
C. F. Covington, Bennetts
P. A. McKellar, Bennetts
Meyer Mittle, Bennetts
\J. J. Breeden, Bennetts
Archie M Fletcher, Pine
A (?. Sinclair, Bennetts
Ernest Covington, Bon
ville . m
J S Covington Clio. 22ft
W. J. Covington, He
J, F. Everett, Bennetts
J. T. Douglas, Bennetts
John Covington, Hebron 30
,1 M .Jackson, Bennetts
ville. . 30
B H Covington, Bennetts
ville . ? IC
W P Covington, Bennetts
ville . IC
Phil Levy, Bennetts
S o 1 Brown, Bennetts
M McLaurin, Bennetts
,1 P Gibson, Bennettsville ? ??S
,1 K McKittrick, Bennetts
11 II Crosland. 10
J, E. Covington, Bennetts