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OF ONE WEEK
PISTRJCT MEETING OF W. H.
Lartfe Crowds and Much Good ws
thc Result of the Con
Clio, May 18.-The district
meeting of the W. H. M.. society
of Marion district held its annual
session in Clio on Saturday and
Sunday, May Kith and 17th. So
for two days our town has been
thc scene of Jususual activity on
the part of our women missionary
workers. They have come, held
us captive while they stayed, and
have gone carrying our sympathy
and kind wishes with them.
Thc work of the home mission
society is comparatively new in
tho district. There aro only four
toon societies in tho territory and
most of these have been organized
during thc year. So wo congratu
late ourselves on having boon able
to have with us in this meeting so
many delegates and visitors. The
following ladies have boon in at
tendance: Mrs. vV Iv Wait, of
Mullins, Mrs. J W Kilgo, of Mar
ion; Mrs. J 1) Montgomery, of
Marion, Mrs. M A Bethen, of Lat
ta; Mrs. Lula Bass, of Latta; Miss
Omega Ellerbc, of Sellers; Miss
Minnie Floyd, of Mt Andrew soci
ety,Miss Pearl Newton, of Mullins,
Mrs dames Wynn, of Zion so
ciety, in Blenheim circuit.
Mrs. J. C. Campbell, of Blen
heim. The following ministers
were also in attendance: Kev. ?J W
Kilgo, of Marion, Kev. J, E.
Rushton, of Bouncttsvillc, Kev. F.
II. Shuler, of Clio.
Saturday was taken up in hear
ing reports from the societies, and
listening to papers and adel rosses
from ladies from di lieront parts of
W. Li, Wait, conference president,
addressed a large audience on tho
work of Home Mission Society.
Clio sustained her great repu
tation for hospitality. The hearts
and homes of her people opened
wide to receive their guests.
Especially appreciated was thc ad
dress of welcome on Saturday
morning, by Kev. Mr. Shuler, in
behalf of thc church. Very sweet
and tender also, were the words of
greeting in behalf of thc societies
of Clio church delivered by Mrs,
Wesley Melntvre. On Sunday
night, resolutions, signed hy Miss
KUerbe and Miss Floyd, were a
dopted, expressing the thanks of
of the meeting, to Olio and its peo
ple for their hearty welcome, as
Resolved:(I) That wo each and
every one oller our thanks to our
Heavenly halber for his blessing
which has rested upon the work of
the \V. ll. M. S. m Marion dis
trict during the past year. And
for the privilege which wo hilve
enjoyed in being able to attend this
Resolved: ('2) That wo express to
the people of Clip our thanks for
their generous hospitality.
Resolved: (JJ) That wc give ex
pression to the pleasure we feel in
having- with us Uros. Kilgo, Kiish
ton and Shuler.
Resolved:(4) That wc extend our
thanks to Mrs. Campbell for her
instructive and helpful suggestions
on thc different phases of tho
Omega Et lorne,
The meeting will bc held next
year with tho society at Mullins,
where it was instituted by Miss
Norton, delegate from that society.
May 10 th a day spent with
friends at my former home in
Ililli ri libul'g N. ('. this week was
great cly enjoyed tis friendly greet
ingswere continued for S0VCia|
hours till departing time arrived a
dinner, with ?1, W. and Miss Oar
tharine McCormick w ho with fath
er oxer 80 years old. was enjoyed
heartily, Daniel McCormick and
M. A. McDonald aro tho octoge
narians of tho town, which in ten
years has grown almost beyond
recognition, many handsome resi
dences have been built, bcsidos a
new eon rt house and jail for tho
Scotland county, which is famous
for its Scotch residences and in
fluences. This is the residing
place of Judge Walter A. Neal
who achieved notoriety as a lawyer
and is nov; wearing judicial hon
ors with commendable dignity and
fairness, which he hos borne for
Mr and Mrs Robt Harrington,
of Brightsvillc, aro with the fami
ly of Mr Alva Newton and other
near relatives in town.
I went to Laurinburg this week
I met a Mr Watson of Marion who
had passed through Clio, and said
"you have the cleanest town and
largest stores in your town, of any
town seen in my travels," I in
formed him that we have tho larg
est mayor and marshal of any other
town, the two together weighing
about livchundrcd pounds.
Marriage is a failure, says my
bachelor friend, but in a few min
utes a man, his wife and live chil
dren passed, then another family
of eight, then a whole drove of
school children, when asked how
that was for failure ho became
very mute. Marriage isa failure)
with him because he has failed to
fool up a woman. A lady remarked
the other day,that any man can get
a dog or some woman to love
By mistake last week the name
of Miss Isabel Cross, principal of
thc Harmony school was changed
entirely. The Misses Cross and
Hamer have made excellent teach
ers and will be likely to bc called
Mr and Mrs Nicholas McCall,
after attending service at thc
Methodist church dined and spent
the evening with relatives in town.
Kev J W KilgO, of the Marion
station, preached tho annual ser
mon of the Womans Home mis
sionary society of this district at
the Methodist church on Sunday
before a full house, his impressive
sermon being listened to with
Kev J J Douglas left for Hal
eigh, N C, on Saturday morning
to lill two appointments on Sun
day morning and night at the Bap
tist church. Ile is using his ora
tor \r M>i?! ivorth +]yn '
to nee his town from the whiskey
Mr J II Covington, late ol' He
bron, now irom Williamsburg was
on the streets Saturday shaking
hands with many friends.
A great crowd ot' people assem
bled at the Methodist church on
Sunday night to witness thc clos
ing exercises ol' the missionary
society, which has boen presided
over by Mrs Waite who enter
tained thc audience 1er nearly ono
hour, giving the details ol the
work and showing the great need
ol' moro work. This cminct.t
lady is the president ol'the Home
mission work of the annual confer
ence and gives her heart and best
service to tho cause, without any
i show of ostentat ion. Tho meet
ing ol' the district society herc
is highly appreciated and will evi
dently be ol' great benefit lo the
Tin1 fanners in this section have
had l'un1 weeks, free from hail, rain
or wind. The fanners seem to
have used the favorable weather
to the best advantage.
The session of the general as
sembly of the Southern Presbyte
rian church which convenes in
( ireonsboro, IS! ( on the i?0th will
have as commissioners, Kev .1 (?
Richards of Blenheim, his son Kev
Charly Kichards DD of States
Ville, N C, and another son, I lon
.1 ( i Kichards of Sumter, a rich
showing for the Kichards family
looking from a literary and relig
Kev WCIcome Quick and M r 11
L ( ?alloway attended the dis! rici
conf?rence at Hurtsville last week,
Mr (.2alloway silent several days
with his parents who reside there.
Mr IO I) (iridium is in town
looking after his crt ni | rtign pro.- peel
and will receive good support hore.
Miss ICsther Harker is closing
a very successful career ill the
millinery department pf W li Sal
mons ladies and gents furnishing
Your correspondent has to thank
t he lad ios of the missionary socie
ty for special honors given him
itt their late meet mg,
Miss Mattie ( lovington seci clary
of conference society in the late
missionary meeting ?sn Marlboro
woman of whom liny county or
stale might be proud as her ambi
tion seems to be usefulness, She
luis many friends w ho honor her
for her worth.
Miss Omega lOllcrbo is s pond in"
a day or two with Mrs L \V Goth
Happenings in That Section Dur
ing the Past Week.
McColl, May 20. -Mrs. John
Parker is visiting relatives near
Columbia, S. C.
Mr. John I). McLaurin, after
spending several weeks at the
Fayetteville sanitarium, has como
home somewhat improved.
Miss Cleo .Johnson has accepted
a position in thc oflicc of tho
Miss Maggie McLucas who has
just closed a successful tenn at
Hilton head Island (Beaufort coun
ty), has been re elected for tho
At the recent Art Exhibit Port
er Parker received tho prize of $2
offered to the pupil selling th?
largest number of tickets, tirades
.i and 5. -Miss Virgie McLaurin
teacher, the prize ot t3 offered tho
room who made thc most money.
Mr and Mrs. Lonnie McIntyre,
and children, of Blucticld W. Va.,
are visiting the family ot Mr.
Archie McIntyre. Lonnie is a
Marlboro boy, has (deservedly)
many friends in this section; and
linds the home-coming very picas
Mrs. Della McLaurin has re
turned from Virginia hospital ful
ly restored to health. Miss Dru
silla Amnions is convalescing, and
hopes soon to return. Dr. Boll
rarely makes a mistake in his di
agnosis ol' a case.
After several delightful weeks
with friends in Greenville, and
elsewhere, Mrs. George Leonard,,
wife of the pastor of the M. E.
church, has returned to McColl.
Rev. W. Dixon, of Red Springs
- former pastor of thc Presbyteri
an church at McColl, was a wel
come visitor to McColl last week.
The health of this community is
good. Mr. Andrew Hayes is
looking well after thc sanitary
condition of the town being most
e?icicnt in this respect.
Misses Atlanta and Nannie
Fletcher delight fully entertained
the Epwort League last week.
The social meetings are well at
tended. M. C. says "1 wish thc
League would meet every week"
and the girls ol" the League arc
wondering if it is not the refresh
ment feature, that appealed so
strongly to the brother.
A f .....
I Gibson, Nannie Fletcher, .Julia
Tatum, and Mr. Frank Moore he
ilig of tho party.
Mrs. John F. McLaurin and
Mr. S. C. McLaurin have recently
purchased automobiles. There
are about J dozen in McColl.
Some reidy do not desire one
most us only lack money to pur
chase. After all, nothing will
ever replace the fathful, intell
Mrs. Luke Bundy has returned
from a week's visit to her mother,
Mrs. Whiteley, of Chcraw,
I lr. 15 i v i ns was called to
. North Carolina to thc bedside
I of his brother, Mr. Bivins; arriv
ing just before his death. Dr.
I Bivins friends extend sympathy,
Mrs Bettie McLaurin spent
several days ol' last week with her
(laughter, Mrs. .lohn Willis.
Saturday Police Hayes took
charge ol'some whiskey belonging
t> Mack McCoy-having for some
time, been suspicious ol McCoy.
McCoy, who was employed about
the depot, did not watt, lo lie ar
rested; but speedily left for parts
unknown probably tor Hasty -
which is the Marlboro negroes
Thoriivvcll orhanagc is caring
l'or about ^.'?<i children- '.io ol'
these are boys. Both are, infirm
ary ?ind another building for thc
boys are needed. This caring for
the voting of thc state--- training
them for christian citizenship-- is
blessed work, and richly deserves
the, practical help ol' all. What a
drer.'ase in the number "of jail
birds" anti penitentiary convicts,
if greater clloi'ts were made to
save the boys and girls! personaly,
we IlilVC yet to SCO Ihe orphan
asylum boy or g'p'l u lm has made
a failure of lite. I Monty of work,
cleanliness, wholesome food, re
creation, (with religion and edu
cation "sandwiched-" in all
through) is bound to make men
and women. Epworth orphanage
contains about as many children, all
being trained to lives of tisol'ull
noss. The. M. Iv church of Mc
Coll ( rather, tho S. S.) supports a
girl, and assists in thc support of
j a second. The fact thal Miss Bet
tie Beasley is at. Epworth but in
creases the interests of Met'oil
Police I layes arrested u negro
preacher for selling obscene pic
tures. Every parent hopes tho
penally will bo very heavy-can
not posibly bo too pmeh on
M iss Brown of C
visiting her broth
Brown, ot thc Presbyterian
Misses Pearl Covington, of
Maxton, Miss Cassidy, of Lau ri n
burg; and Miss ri thc I Thomas of
Bennettsvillc visited thc families
of Mk Covington. Mr. Davo
WhittftKcr, und Mrs. C. Plummer.
Miss Lilian Iceman, of Monroe,
is visiting relatives in McColl.
The M. E. church was lilied to
overflowing with a most apprecia
tive audience to hear the com
mencement sermon by Kev. Jones,
of Bennettsvillc. Tho children
God bless 'cm-occupied the front
part of the church, looking just as
they felt; that it was their day,
their sermon. Nor were they dis
appointed. Beautiful in simplici
ty, practical in its application to
the audience. So intend on every
word, clothed in chaste thought
and mind, the life of Joseph was
the preacher's theme. Nor did he
skip over that portion of Joseph's
life that so many preachers avoid;
Joseph's temptations, but in a
manly, straightforward and per
fectly chaste manner ho hand I od
this part of his subject. For this a
lono, tho parents thank him. Wo
wish our boys to bc sweet and
clean usually as their sisters, and
with the "flesh and the Devil" ly
ing in wait for them, there is no
time for squeamishness. This ser
mon coming right on tho hcols of
the effort to sell about 200 of tho
vilest pictures (by thc negro
preacher) was more effective Mr.
?Jones made honor to parents the
foundation on which Joseph built
his character. Thc prayer by Bro.
Leonard was in keeping with the
sermon: "we do thank God for the
McColl school, thc?principal, and
thc teachers.'. Outside of the home
life, it is the most important busi
ness in McColl. Thc efficient mu
sic teacher, Miss Hall, presided at
thc organ. Mrs. Owens, Miss Ju
lia Tatum, Messrs. Shuford and
Jeff Morrison sang a difficult and
Miss Sue Overstrcet, of Hasty,
N. C., has accepted a position
in the Bennettsvillc telephone ex
Rev. Mr. Jones 'preached Sun
day night at Welch memorial
chapel to a large crowd. Mr. Jonos
will always receive a welcome at
The prayer meeting at the M E
church on Sunday night was of
unusual interest, thc subject be
Co. E. 2nb Regt. N. G. S. The
new rifles arc on hand, ready for
uso. The now uniforms will ar
rive in a few days. Drills arc hold
every Tuesday night and everyone
is urged to bc on hand at every
W. H. McIntyre,
20 A. D. Capt.
TO THE INAUGURATION OF
THE NEXT PRESIDENT
The Pee Doe Advocate and the Marlboro Democrat are going to send a party of six
to Washington on the occasion of the inauguration of tho 27th President of the United States
on March 4, 1009.
Three of the party are to be selected by the readers of the Advocate and the Democrat, The
party will be composed of the following:
1. The most popular minister in Marlboro county.
2. The most popular public school teacher in Marlboro County.
8. The most popular young lady in Marlboro county,
.1. The person who sends in the largest amount for subscriptions to the Pee Dee Advocate
f> The person who sends in the largest amount for subscriptions to tho Marlboro Democrat
0. The person who sends in the largest amount for subscriptions to the Advocate and
Each of these persons will be given free railroad tickets to Washington and return, so as to
include March 4, 1900, the date of the inauguration of President Roosevelt's successor.
Tho parly will probably go to Washington a day or two in advance of the inauguration, so
as to witness the closing scenes of the present Congress, which will adjourn sine die on March
The porty will also bo. given a free trip to Mt. Vernon, V? ., the old home of George Wash
ington. There can be seen the house in which the First President lived and died, the furniture
which he used, the carriage in which he rode, the tomb iu which he is buried, and many other
A trip will be taken to to the top of the Washington Monument, which is fioo feet high.
Erom it tlio whole eily of Washington can be seen, with the Potomac river winding along its
Concilions of the Contest
1. Each person who subscribes for the Pee Dee Advocate or tin; Marlboro Democrat will be
en ti lied, iitiil iiit]( on subscription, to one vote for each of the persons to be elected. If
$J.f)v) is paid for the Advocate one year, the subscriber will be entitled to 150 votes for a minister,
a public school teacher and a young lady. Eighty cents tor th ) Advocate six months will on
title I lie subscriber to 80 vote??. One dollar for the Democrat a year will entitle the subscriber
to 100 votes, The votes must lu; given in al tho .sante time the money is paid.
2. Every agent of th? Advocate or Democrat will be entitled to as many votes as will the sub
scribers whose subscriptions no or she gets. An agent who gels 10 annual subscribers for the
Advocate, will bo entitled to If?OO votes. Ten L'or the Democrat will give him or her 1000 votes.
Agents' votes must also be sent in with the money.
:?. A ballot wi be printed in each issue of tho Advocate and Democrat, which, when cut out
and son! in before the expiration of tho date printed in the ballot, will count as ten votes for one
person in each of the three classes in the contest. These ballots will not be counted unless they are
in the office before the expiration of the tinto printed in the ballot.
4. Those who are getting np (dubs should send in I cir subscriptions and votes as often as pos
sible. It is not necessary to get. up a large club before sending in the names, money and votes.
Each ngenl will be credited with every cont sent in. and will got the benelit of tho total at the
close of tho. conlest. No person will be counted as an agent, however, lill he or she sends in at
least three subscriptions.
5. No agent will be entitled to more than one prize. If the same person appears to be entitled
to more than one trip, then one of the trips wil given to the person who sends in the second
largest amount for the Advocate timi Democrat combined. If the same person still seems to have
two trips, one ol' them will be given ku- the third largest amount for both papers combined.
(5. Besides being allowed tho votes indicated above, ?ind having a chance to win ;i free trip to
the inauguration of the next President, all agents will be allowed ten per cent commission on all
money collected by them. This tipplies to renowalsas well as new subscriptions. Tobe entitled
to commissions, ?in agent must send in, at first, as many as three subscriptions. After that, one or
more may be sent a time by the ager..
7. No subscription will he taken on credit for anybody. We do not keep subscription accounts
S. The votes received by each | 'ison will be published in each issue of the Advocate and the
Democrat, revised up to the close of the proceeding week
9. The contest will close at (1 P. M. on the tilth day of February, 1909, The votes will be
counted and tho trips awarded by a committee ol' three citizens ol' Marlboro county who are also
lo be elected by the voters tlionise!VOS. There is a place on each ballot for tin; names of the cit
izens whom the voters choose to eo,int tho votes. The timo for voting lor this committee will
elose just a week indore tho regular conlest. Tho ballots for them will bo counted by the editors
ol" the Advocate and Democrat,and the throe highest will be dei lated the managers of the election.
Their mimes will bo published in the paper preceding the close ol' the contest for the free trips.
In case any manager elected cannot servo, ho or she will be allowed to nairn; a suhstituj?.
This ballot, ii in thc office of thc Pee Dec Advocate and thc
Marlboro Democrat, before 6 P. M. of May 28. 1908, will count as ten
votes for each of thc following three persons to receive free trips to
Washington and Mt. Vernon, to thc inauguration of thc next President
of thc United States:
pastor of thc. church
teacher in thc. school
yoting lady residing in
This ballot will also count as ten votes for thc following citizens
as managers of election,