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tl MARLBORO DEMOCRAT
BENNETTSVILLE, S. C.
GIVE HIM JUSTICE.
Senator Raynor made a splendid
speech in the senate on Tuesday in
the interest of Colonel Stewart
and criticising thc president for
banishing this oflicer to a deserted
From the facts it is gathered
that Stewart is "persona non gra
ta" to the president. He has tried
to get the oflicer to icsiirn. Re
peatedly he has promoted other
oilicers over his head. Stewart hus
done splendid service and dosi rcs
to retire with the rank of Briga
dier General. This tho president is
determined that he shall not do and
on some trivial charge he was haul
ed before a court composed, with
one exception, of men who had
been appointed Over his head. This
packed court decided that Stewart
was unlit for the army. Keen ?j
that he would not resign the presi
dent "banished" him to a larawa.N
post, one that is almost abandoned
He (Col. Stewart) said in a lotte)
to Senator Kayner that he bad ix
companionship except a leam si ci
and driver. That snow and sloe
carno in tho roof of the duel lin?
where he was quartered.
Tho present occupant of tin
white house has done many higl
handed things but this last is on
which even the Czar of Kiissi
would hesitate before doing. Furth
cr thc president has said in letter
which he wrote to several senator
that he was supreme and that Coi:
gross had no right to question hi
actions in this matter. In ollie
words he was above Congress.
This is fast getting to be. a on
man government anyhow. Roos<
vclt has run things pretty much si
he pleased. Ho has made and ni
made men and anyone who dare
to criticise him was denounced si
vere ly. >
Humanity demands that Coi
gress investigate thc case ol' Co
oncl Stewart. J f he is thc viet ii
of persecution he should bc vinci
caled. If he is guilty he should I
convicted but he has thal rigl
which every man is born with,
just and l'ai r t rial '? ie I ore his equal
Charles 1st Jost his head foi' ju
sacha course; Caesar was assus.*
hated for thc -ann- thing, and v
hope io goodness that thercj'iitl
cans will be beaten to a fra//
and the I >emocrals elect their ca
didate because Roosevelt and I
part,\ are guilty of this sin ai
matty more which would lill \ <
DON'T INSTRUCT DELEGAT!
A glance at the editorial page
tho Orangeburg Times and Dei
ocrat shows an entire run of Bry
editorials, "knocking' the Nc
and Courier and oilier support!
of Bryan and "boosting" thc >
braskan. It says that Biyan is t
choice of an overwhelming majo
ty of thc Orangeburg democr:
and yet takes up all the cditori
on this subject.
Of course it is none of our bi
ness but wc think that all t
"hubbub," and "hurrah," nhl
Bryan is being carried too far.
looks strange to us that if Oran
burg has gone for Bryan that
Times and Democrat sho
still take all their editorial sp
in lauding him and presenting
merits to the people.
As a matter of fact where th
is so much smoke there is hoi
to be some tire and wo believe t
thc Times and Democrat linds c
siderable opposition to the
braskan or else it would Inn
waste so much space on him.
opposition must be feared.
As WC have said before we
not opposed to W J Bryan peri
ally. Ile is a gentlemanly fol
and one ol' thc greatest li\
Americans. At the same time
are opposed to an instructed (1
gntion to the Denver convent
The delegates should bc left Chi
ly free and not be hampered
bound by instructions.
Tho Marlboro county democ
ic convention instructed for Bryan
but wo don't believe tho people of
this county ure a unit in his favor.
True ho wonk! be acceptable, as
any domcrat would, but we have
talked With some of thc leading
citi/.ens and lind that they arc not
at all enthusiastic about him. One
of the leading citizens said thc
other day that he believed that
Bryan would be nominated and he
beaten. And this is what a lot of
For our part wc would like to
see the delegates to the conventions
chosen hy a primary. That would
he a better way ol' getting at the
feelings and wishes ol' the people.
As it stands one can't say w hat
their choice is. Only a few atten
ded the club meetings and still
lew ?r attended the convention.
We want to see the primary plan
adopted and the delegation sent to
I >enver uninstructed.
THE COLLEGE GRADUATE
Naturally this season of thc
year is one ol' the most stirring
and important ol' any. In a lew
days colleges all over the country
will close for the summer vacation
ami from the walls ol' each will go
forth men and women to take their
places in the ranks and bog in in
earnest the studies which are pro
scribed in the college ol' life.
There is no moro important
period in the life of man or wo
man than their commencement
day. That day on which they re
ceive theil1 diploma marks the end
ol' the Iirst milest ?ne in life. Thor
aftor they are lo change. The
friends and associations w hich have
berni theirs for the past lew years
arc to bc left behind. A new life
is entered and it is well for them
that they pause and consider be
fore, taking up life's work.
The world and everyday affairs
as viewed through the eyes ol' the
student is far di if oren t from the
real thing. In fact after one leaves
college and gets out into the world
he or she, as thc case may bo, will
bo surprised that they ever looked
upon lifo ?is they did in college.
College is a world by itself. There
ar.' trained the men and women
who are lo the leaders and
moulders of tho world. Generally,
if not all t he lime, they see the
bri ?htest and best things ol' the
world ainl look upon man with far
inore confidence and faith thair
they ever w ill do again. This is
all right and as it should be.
Kuli of hopi' ?tm! enthusiasm the
young graduate stands commence
ment day in ?di his glory and re
coi ves his diploma Which is evi
dence of the fact that the Profes
sors have done theil- dut,\ by him
?md thiit he is now ready io euler
tho world for himself. His future
success or fal Ut* C depends on him
self. If he will remember the
teachings of his instructors, rc
mond ?er what they have for four
years placed before him what is
right and just, he w ill come, oui
?ill right at last. There will be
rainy days in his life. As Ihe
president, of one of the, colleges
once said "Thc longer ho lives tho
more of the seamy side of life he
But perhaps thc worst time will
be the first your after leaving col
lege. All of the associations of
four years, all the friends which
lui vc been daily associates, are lett
behind and now friends must be
formed. New ideas are to take
the place of many which have
been firmly located for four years
It is far easier to live right in
colloKC than it is after getting out
into the world. Under the con
stant eye of the president and fac
ulty, attending the duties ot stud
ies and not having to struggle with
the problem of making broad and
meat, it is not so very hurd to
keep to tho. Straight and narrow
liath. But once out into tho, world
all this is changed. Alone and
having to kick und scuttle for
every cent which you get life is
di li?rent ; lt conies down to the
problem of mooting the daily ne
cessities of life. In fact it ofton
seems that when bread and moat
are forthcoming that there is little
energy left for else. True in col
lege wo aro taught how to live
right, to trent our fellow man with
the spirit of brotherly love and to
do unto others as wo would have
them do unto us. But when our
fellow man gets to "doing us"
then wo ' feol liko "doing" him.
And there is a lot of this in the
world. We lind lots of men dif
ferent from what wo supposed
them to be once wc get to having
business relations with them. This
is one reason why college life pre
sents a more rosier view than real
Hut il' thc graduate will hold to
what luis been taught through
college ho will build a firm and
Wc wonder if Mrs. Guinness
wore a "Morry widow?" Anyway
she wus ti bloody widow.
Mrs. Guinness certainly took
advantage ol leap year. The. way
she got rid of men was a caution.
Lets nominate a Marlboro coun
ty man tor president and stop all
this hurrahing for Bryan and the
Senator Tillman is opposed to
instruct ions and so arc a great
many ol' South Carolina Demo
Allanta luis had another big lire.
Musi be trying to copy after l?en
ncttsvillc. Those Atlnnttins are
great imitators any way.
Governor Hughes says that he
will not accept the nomination of
rice-president, Ho had helter
wait until it is odored to him.
Tillman is mad because the
News and Courier had him say
ing that he favors a man ol' Cleve
land's stamp. Mo has favored
worse men than Grover Cleveland.
19t I'M ttl
Congressman Lever had tho af
front to come out and oppose.some
of tho sentiments and policies of
Tillman. He must be thinking ol'
retiring to private li fe.
Prince Kroltzulesco says thal
none ol' thc nobility which many
American heiress are any good.
I lo'.say s that they ure nul first class
nobleman. Well we have been
knowing "hal lor some time.
The mayor bf ii town in Michi
gan cursed when ho boarded u
street, car and was hauled up in
thc police court anti lined. Won
der il' lie was sitting behind one ol
thc '1 Meri s w ?dows '."
Ilcflin bas been indited for
shooting that negro in Washing
ton which insulted ii lady on a
street car. Wc bet that he will
poll more votes than any other
congressman in thc south at thc
One week from today tho negro
Jim Malloy will pay with his lifo
for tho brutal murdin- of his wife.
This will bo tho best remedy for
murder. More of thom and there
would bc less shooting and less j
pistol "toting''in the state. The
pardoning board are to bc con
gratulated on refusing to interfere
in bis case.
PEE DEE CHAPTER.
Pleasant Meeting at Home of Mrs.
W. Il Ellerbe
Pee Dee Chapter was charming
ly entertained by Mrs. W H El
lorbo at its last regular meeting.
An interesting program had been
arranged for this occasion and was
well carried out. Perhaps tho most
entertaining feature was the read
ing from Kuickcbockers history
of New York by Mrs. Kl 1erbo,
Alter all business was transact
ed our hostess served delicious re
frcshmcnts while we sat and chat
ted along most pleasant and di
Wo adjourned to meet again
with Mrs. ?I M Jackson in May.
At thU meeting the election ol' of
?cors for tho coming y car together
with a regular program gives
promise of another pleasant and
COMMENCEMENT AT McCOLL
On 17th, I8th and I9th of This
Tho following invitation has
been received by thc Advocate;
Tito honor of your presence is
requested at the annual commence
ment of McColl high school May
thc seventeenth, eighteenth and
nineteenth, nineteen hundred and
eight, McColl, South Carolina.
L* KO tl HA M M K.
Sunday, May seventeenth annu
lai sermon, Kev. C A dones, Ben
netts villo, S. C.
Monday, May eighteenth, 8:30
p. m., piano recital.
Commencement day Tuesday,
May nineteenth J1 ti. m., annual
debate, ICuphonian Literary So
ciety. Querry:--.Resolved that ?
low turill for revenue only should
bo speedily enacted by the United
States Congress. Ailirniativc:
Hilda Robinson, Ruth Pipkin, May
Lord. Negative: -Belle, Whita
ker, Gertrude Morrison, Sadie
lOas tor ling.
1:30 p. ni, Annual literary ad
dress, Prof, Patterson Wardlaw,
Columbia, S. C.
2:30 P. M. Awarding ^diplomas
Graduates -May ford, Ruth
Pipkin, Sallie Whitaker, Charles
.\ i a rshals. - Ft I w ill. Mci ?au lin,
chief, Sallie McColl, Sadie lOaSter
ling, Kirkland Gibson, Gertrude
Morrison, .lames MeLaurin.
Music by Rom burg's orchestra,
fayetteville, N. C.
WON TWO GAMES
Thc Home Boys R<vn Away with
R.cd Springs on Saturday
Ked Springs came to Bcnnctts
ville on Saturday ami played two
games with thc local base ball
team. One game at 10 a. m., the
other at-J |>. m. Benuettsyillo put
it all over Red Springs in both
following is the result ol' thc
morning game :
Bennet tsville 'JP runs, Ked
Springs ? runs.
Lei neitsyille IV hits 0 errors,
Ked Springs .'? hits 0errors.
Batteries: Bennettsville, Cov
ington, Cl'OWCll and l'aie. Ked
Springs^ Cook,Lovin. Cope ami
Stuck out: Covington, 7; Cro
well, '..': Cook, .?; Graham, ii.
Tho I'entiire ol' this game were, a
lioine nm by McRae, .sensational
catches by Maultsby and Chas.
Covington, two daring sleals from
third lo home by Maultsby, Pate's
catching and ihe batting by Bon
The evening game also went to
Bennettsville by a score of l l lo 'J.
Hits Bennettsville IC, Red
IO ITO rs Bennettsville Ked
Struck out-by Covington, 1.
Struck out by Buic 6,
ton and Pate. Red Springs, Buic
The features of this game were:
a home run by McRae, line run
ning catches by Crowcll, Maultsby
and Ilinson, and the good battery
work of Covington and Pate. The
Bennettsville team all played good
Mail Via B. <& C.
Ofliccof Superintendent Rail
way Mail Service Fourth Division,
1 Afianta, (?a, April Kith, BIOS.
Postmaster, Bennettsville, S C.
Sir: - -ruder the present sched
ules thc following will be the ar
rangement for the pouches be
tween your otliee und Hamlet and
Jacksonville R PO by Kollock:
You will pouch daily except
Sunday on Hamlet & Jacksonville
train 66 by train 52 at 7:;>() A M,
and daily except Sunday on Ham
let & Jacksonville train 43 hy train
61 at7:f>0 P M. You will he due
to roccivo thc following return
pouches; By train Cl at 9:45 A M
a pouch from Hamlet & Jackson
ville train 43.
All other pouch oxchangos be
tween your ellice and Hamlet.&
Jacksonville li PO will bc discon
L M Harrell,
Co. B. 2nb Regt. N. G. S. Tho
new riilcs aro on hand, ready for
usc. Thc new uniforms will ar
rive in a few days. Drills arc held
every Tuesday night and everyone
is urged to bc on hand at every
W. II. McIntyre,
20 A. 1). Capt.
Many Skilled Mechanics Like to Travo'.
Over tho Globe.
In Now Turk may bo found skilled
mechanics who have boen wandering
over (he globe for half a lifetime.
There aro 1 viv trades in which a skill
ed man willi thc mastery of several
tongues cannot earn a living In almost
any considerable elly Of the world.
Most of the mechanics who move
thus freely about the world are conti
nental Ku ropes ns. Woodcarvers, stone
cutters, electrical workers ?d' various
kinds and garment cutters are muong
the mechanics that move about most
The great temptation to Mindi a wan
derer is tho trip aroutid the world. Thc
Hiing is not really dlllleult. Ile can
cross this continent prolltably in a few
months, with a stop nt < > and
perhaps another between Chicago and
San Francisco. A stop of a few wecku
or months at San Francisco will put
him in funds for tho voyage lo Aus
There are four or (ive Australian
cities in which a skilled man is sure of
profitable employment. After Austra
lia ibero aro Hie great Anglo-Indian
Tho journey to Europe can be made
with a slop at Cairo if one chooses to
make a Itt Ho detour, and then Paris
awaits one only a few hours beyond
the end ?d' the Mediterranean. Hero
are cheap living and good wages. In
a few months one ls more than equip
ped for Hie voyage to New York.
On 'ias only to keep sober ami know
ho-.. save money In order to make
such a journey around the world with
entire success. It does not mean un
comfortable living. In fact, tho jour
neyman must be well dressed and
must present a good appearance to get
on. At the height of tho season hardly
any city has enough skilled garment
cutters, for example, and tho wander
ers aro always welcome when they
reach a new tow n.- Washington Post.
Odd Ordors That Aro Sometimes Giver,
"Life ?nil death both are strenuous
in New york," said an undertaker.
"We get orders sometimes that shock
"Not long ago we luid a call from a j
family w ho asked US lo make a harry ?
up Job io:- the reason thai I hey had ar
rulered to sail for Europe two days i
later, and they didn't want lo postpone
"W hat would you think of a woman
win? asked to have lier husband buried
as quickly it? possible on the ground
thal a few days before his de.ith they
bad agreed l<> a s?paration and thal
she would like to put away ?.!:... de
ceased hefolv H.e newspapers Heard of
(heir marital trouble? That is exactly
to bat happened.
"Then Hier., was this casi-: An elder
ly aunt, who bail been an invalid more
Iban a year, passed away. We were
asked to arrange for the funeral on tho
day of her death, and when wo de
murred unless there was some Impor
tant, reason we were Informed by a
nephew that they were anxious to
know w hat was In her will, ns tho mat
rimonial chances of a niece depended
upon what she was to got.
"Some tina* ago a man cunio Into our
office and sahl that Ills mother-in-law
had Just died ami that he would like
to send her body south ns soou as pos
sible because his wdfo wnnted to at
tend some sort of function threo days
"In the good old days In some part?
of the country lt used to bo the custom
for friends of tho family In which a
death occurred to sit up with tho
comiso. In a case given to us a few
months ago wo were asked to send a
couplo of genteel appearing employees
to tho bouse to keep tho vigil. Wo did
lt, but I confess to you lt seemed tome
rathor heartless."- Exchange.
Chaucer'? Pace In a Stone.
In a geological branch of tho British
museum tho visitor ls shown a won
derful specimen of natural Imitation lo
a small "ribbon Jasper." Thfs stone,
tho material ot. which ItLuut.vinUko.Hutt
A Grand Visit for an Old Man
Mr. Editor After so long
hired life through so many hard
years of toil and trouble and pleas
ure all mingled and mixed to
gether through thc scenes of life I
have had one more grand day al
lotted me in the town of McGoll.
On the eight day of May 1008,
this old writer had the grand pleas
ure ol' grasping thc hands of so
many loud friends with pleasant
smiles on [their faces. That it
. Iocs seem to me. How dan I
keep from penning a few lines to
worthy Democrat for publication
about my pleasurable trip to that
beautiful town of McColl.
Not only thc gentlemen showed
up their hind appreciations but I
was cordially introduced to tho
beautiful specimen of humanity on
young lady linc which in secret
meditation of their kindness after
returning home informing my wife
of the nice time that 1 had I carno
to thc conclusions that a few moro
years of life will bc allowed mo to
enjoy life with kind friends on
this old globe that my kind
heavenly father fixed oil' so nicely
in six days and ended his work^on
the sovont. Only a few hours was
my stay in tho beautiful town of
McColl but thc pleasant air seem
ed as breathed in my nostrils you
arc welcome in thc presence of
this noble prosperous pcoplo of
McColl. that is so beautifully
liixed with bcautifl dwelling\f \
es and floWer yards decked ^..Jn
shrubery and Mowers and after be
ing lilied with good energy of life
they did not make me sick and 1
am the same old Joel Covington.
May 0th 1(.)C\S Marlboro County
COMMENCEMENT AT CHICORA
Invitations Bein/; Sent Out List
of Graduates and Speakers
Greenville May 7th. -Invita
tions are being sent out to tho
commencement exercises of Chi
co ra college, which takes place
May 24-27th, and also to thc re
cital given by the graduating stu
dents of music, which occurs^ uan
tho evening- of May 15th. fr
The following young ladies will
receive degrees: Miss Erin Kinard
Addison, Ohappells, S. C., B. 8.;
Miss Lalla Malinda Ballongor,
Richland, S. C., H. A.; Miss Ellen
Iola Childers, Piedmont, 8. C., B.
S.; Miss Fannie Cleveland Davis,
Greenville, B- A.; Miss Sarah
Emma Evans, Abbeville, 8. C., B.
A.; Miss Lucy Robinson Evans,
Clemson College, S. C., D. 8.;
Miss Mary Rebecca Flanagan,
Clover, S. C., B. A.; Miss Nellie
League Griffin, Greenville, B. A.;
Miss Annie Downs Kilgorc, Wood
ruff, S. C., A. Mus.; Miss Ruby
Theresa Little, Gainesville, Ga.,
A. Mus-; Miss Louise Blanche
Millet, Martin, Ga., B. A.;
Miss Drusilla Young Means,
Moorc, S. C., B.S.; Miss Blanche
Rose, Tinimonsvillo, 8. C., B. .
Miss Robert Barnet Spratt, Fort
Mill, S.C., B.S.; Miss Annie
Elizabeth Wilkinson, Greenville,
B. A.; Miss Lutie Young, Laurens,
S. C.. B. A.; Miss dennie Young,
Laurins, S. C., B. S, Thc follow
ing will will receive certificates*!
various schools: Miss Fannie Lois
Beckham, St. Charles, S. C.; Miss
Marie Brewer, Kershaw, S. C.,
Miss Annie Childless, Laurins, S.
C. , Miss Lucile Cunningham,
Sumter. S. ('.. Miss Nogic jamos,
Moore, S. C., Miss Mary Victoria
Reid, Bonncttsvillc, S. C., and
Miss Pearle Audeska Willingham,
Blair, S. C.
The program of the commoncc
m< nt exercises is as follows: ( hi
Sunday, May ?lth, at 11:30 a. m.,
Kev F D dole's, of Charlotte, N.
C., will preach the baccalaureate
sermon in the college auditorium,
and al S. lu p m., Rev IC E Gilles
pie, ol' Vorkvillc, S. C., will preach
the sermon before tho Young Wo
man's Christian Association.
On Monday, May '25th, from
three lo live p ni the college par
lors will be thrown opon for tho
annual art reception, and at 8.30
pm a recital will be given in t^io
auditorium by the dcpartmcht*of
On Tuesday, May 26th, al noon
thc Alumnae Association will hold
their annual meeting in thc college
parlors; at live p m., class dav ex
ercises, and at 8.30 p m tho Gnal
recital by tho college of music.
On Wednesday, May '27th, thc
Board of trustees will hold their
annual meeting, at 4.30 p m., py*
at 8.30 p m tho graduating cxercK /
cs will take place. Thc literary ad
dress will be delivered by Rev.
Samuel M Smith, D 1) of Colum
bia, 8 C.
Stop That Cold
To ?heck early tolds or Grippe with "Pr?ventif*"
m clins sure 1Uff.1t for Pneumonia. To Atop a cold
with Preventtos ls wier than to let lt run and be
obllged to cure lt afterwards. To bo turo, Pr?
venues will cure oven a deeply seated cold, but
taken carly-at tho sneore stage-they break, or
head off these carly colds. That's suroly botter.
That's why they aro called Preventlcs.
Proventlcsarc little (?ody Cold Cures. No Quin*
Ino, no physic, nothing sickening. Nico for the
children and thoroughly safe too. If you feel
chilly. If you snoere. If yon echo all over, think of
Proventtcs. Promptness may also save half your
usual sickness. And don't forget your child, if
thoro ls feverishness, nlghtorday. Herein prob- ,
ably Hos Proventlcs' greatest efltelonoy. Hold In-' ,
bc boxes for tho pocket, also tn Wc boxes of 4h '
Proventlcs. Ii,?1st on your druggists glvinr you
JN0. T. DOUGLAS.