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IHR MARLBORO DEMOCRAT
BENNBTTSYILLE, S, C.
Wr^f c ALD W ED ITO R
JUDGE R. C. WATTS
There is no better judge than
Judge H C Watts, ot' Choraw. Al
tho term of court on Monday he
was on time and then he knows
bis business. One can't help bein*!
impressed with hts fairness and
knowledge of right, He frowns on
ill lawlessness and if all would
?sentence evil doers as he docs there
would bc a great cessation of crime,
lie believes in making the crimi
nal sillier for his sins against so
Judge Watts understands men
ts few do and this is one secret of
.^is success as a judge. He applies
.good common sense to thc law and
"io is an honor and a credit to thc
bench. We are proud of tho fact
?hnt he is the judge of this fourth
?ircuit of which Marlboro county
is a member. Wc wouldn't swap
Slim for any other judge in the
state or for that mutter in thc
ONLY A LITTLE DOG
The day was hot and dusty. The
moon day sun beat down fiercely on
thc heads of tho pedestrians and
all sought thc shade of trees and
.buildings. Men at work in the sun
shine were ever and anon stop
ping to wipe the perspiration from
ihoir brows and everywhere thc
dust mingling with thc heat gave
Ufe a hot appearance.
On one side of the street sever
al workmen were busy erecting
new buildings. Thc hammer and
saw and the shouts of the men ad
ded a scene of liveliness to the
otherwise quiet appearance of the
sown. They did not seem to mind
thc heat and dust and kept at their
vork as if this was a matter of in
significance to them.
In tho gutter on tho opposite
side of thc street from where thc
.vorkmen wore a dog was seen ly
ing in thc full glare of the noon day
sun punlinjj;- and willi Mood run
ning from its hose, livery little
bit it would attempt lo risc and
sink back exhausted with a groan.
The little mongrel had onl.\
three feet. One of ils front log.?
ivas missing b,'low the knee. Whoi
(irst seen it was writhing in agon,\
md only aide to thrash around 01
thc ground. Passers-by would slo|
ind look :u it and then go on theil
In addition to thc blood runnin/.
'rom its nose thc dog appeared ti
bc frothing al tho mouth. In rc
>iy lo a C|UCStioll as to how it gol
aurl :i colored mani replied thal
someone had attempted to kill il
!>ut could liol. Il had been bange?
?xi und then loft in tho ditch help
lessly groaning and suffering mis
cry such as could not bo described
For several hours the li' tlc a
?Hised and abandoned dog was ?eli
i. the gutter and allowed to on
iure a po?'fcct hell of tonnent
Lato iii the evening it disappears
from thc gutter being carried a
va.*, and put out of pain.
Such scenes as this on the street;
sf l?ennottsville aro not common
Evch if it was ?i good for nolhin?.
log yet it sn Herod all thc same a:
.1 a human being had boen t rcatci
n tho same way and thrown ii
Thus at our very doors groa
iii dering and torment is often 0:1
du red. Hut. glad to record this i
)hc first scone of this kind whicl
has met tho writer's eye since h
aas been in lioilticttsville,
ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY
Most cities anti sections hone
moir Confederate dead but Bei
nottsville is one town which doc
not observe memorial day. An
this fact is deplored.
Thc men of Marlboro fought ?
lard and were as good soldiers J
any woro tho grey. It, is well an
lilting that at least once over
/ear a day should beset apart f<
honoring the heroes who fol lo WC
Leo, Jackson, .Johnson and I lamt
?on. Their children should I
taught to love and revere Iii
principles for which thc men (
tho south fought. Surely once
each year a day can bo given to
thom. They gavo their all. They
sacrificed all the honors and rich
es of this world for tho cause of
tho Confederacy and thc people of
tho south should Make memorial
day ono of tho greatest occasions
In weh nigh every place memo
rial day is celebrated. Usually
there aro some exorcises and then
Mowers are laid on tho graves of
the men who have crossed over
thc river. Bennettsville should
seo to it that they are here
after ono of tho number who re
member and observe memorial
What has become of tho senato
rial candidates 1 They have been
lying quiet for tho past few days.
Guess they will bo heard from lat
H lt H
Tho decision of thc board of
public works to put in waterworks
at once will meet with thc hearty
approval of all the people. Thc
need of this has long been felt
Today dim Malloy will be hang
ed for tho cruel and fiendish mur
der of his wife. He deserves hang
ing if mortal ever did. Men must
be taught that the taking of hu
man blood means hanging. That
is the only cure for it.
Governor Ansel was a com
?minding ligure at the conference
ol the governors in Washingtoi
last week. His fame is becoming
nation wide. He is the best gov
ernor which has occupied the ex
OCUti VC chair in years.
R R R
Well since this state's choice foi
the presidency has been settled wt
will now have time foi' thc Unitci
States senators, the governors, am
all other political aspirants. The;
are. now to take their turn at tia
political bat with the people a
R R R ! i A iii ttl ?.
Rea I dodge Watts* charge h
tho grand jury and note what, lr
has to say of thc record of th
fourth circuit as compared will
that of the fifth. Wo aie proud o
this and hope that it will bc kop
up. Marlboro is a banner count;
in more ways than om?.
H t 1
Ono day it is reported thal Mr.*
(guinness is alive and tho next da,
it is reported that she is dcm
Well if she isn't dead she ccrtnh
ly deserves lo he. She is a dh
grace to the nanu? of w oman an
was a devil masquerading lo th
garb of woman.
ft ? 15 ,
The signs all point lo the noni
nation of Taft by thc Uepublieai
at their national convention i
June. Already they are cu ttl ll
out their animosities and prepai
ing to fall in line after the non:
nation. The Democrats might tak
ll valuable lesson from them.
*t fc* K
( Jive credit to w hom credit
due. Marlboro County is pay i ll
two thirds of the model road whic
is being built just this side of tl
Pee I >eo river at the Chora
bridge crossing. Choraw is ge
ling all thc credit but Marlboro
putting up most of thc C?in. Kee
tho record straight, that is all w
K K H
Iii thc contest in Georgia tl
.lom's have been left out of ll
running, The Smiths and Brow)
arc now occupying the center i
tho stage tO thc exclusion of ;
others. We bel that some (?en
glans wish that the Smiths ai
Browns had followed the exanip
of the .Iones and remained out
Secretary of war Taft on his i
turn from Panama came ba
through Charleston the sliortt
route to Washington. This te
of another advantage of Charil
ton and of the state. When t
canal is completed Charleston
bound to become a great port
tho people of that city will on
take advantage of their opporl
VACAf ION OF
CLOSING EXERCISES LAST
Election on June 5th for Estab
lishing a High School Thc
On hist Wednesday evening the
W illis school gave a closing con
cert. Fully a half hour before the
exercises began the large school
room was lilied. It was an excell
ent audience, and perfect order
In the, pantomine, "Tit for Tat'"
the small girls acted with remark
able grace and ease, to the aecom
paniont of the song* and music.
The small boys dressed as Teddy
Hears gave a drill which was al
most ns real as a bear show.
In the play "Dinah's Quilting
Party" there was splendid acting,
and the crowd enjoyed richly the
peculiar characters which were
Miss Essie Rethen as principal,
Miss Rosa Galloway as assistant,
and Miss D?llo Roper, music
teacher have closed avery success
ful years work in this one of the
best rural schools in Marlboro.
The recent high school law as
amended, provides for tho election
for a high school for state aid
where a rural school has as many
as fifteen pupils over tho soventli
grade work, with one teacher foi
that work. The trustees and pat
rons have signed a petition am
been granted an election to voti
upon a high school for thc Willis
district. These trustees and pat
rons have always meant buisncss
when they talk education, and an
willing to work to make theirs:
Still better school. Wc hopo to set
several of our rural schools tal?
up high school work in tho nea
future. The fact is if educated ii
a city school a boy i,s? educate*
away from count ry 'Tte/ There i
I abundant material for good schoc
both in rural district and town
Already our town schools arc over
crowded. Thoso interested in high
coeducation for the Willie schoc
arc to be commended for thci
wisc plans for the I ut ure,
Pantomine, Tit foi- Tat, By girl
in Primary, I h il! Teddy near*
By Boys in Primary, Play. "Aur
Dinah's Quilting Party" in on
( last of Characters:
Robert I hinter, 1 len ry Stantoi
Deacon Peabody, IIarmon"Stai
Parson Good boy, James Lan?
Reuben lloldcraft, Willie Hui
Freddie, A mold Buckner.
Dinah Peabody, list il Willis.
1.letty Peabody, Pion McLauril
Mrs I ?oolittle, Jannie Stubb
Mrs Mark, Annie McDonald.
Mrs Martin, Gertie McDonali
( "icely Martin, liva I -ano.
Mrs Parker, Annie BollcGibsoi
Mrs Spooner, (Oula Stanton.
Miranda Spriggins, iMissBetlu
Grandma Pepper, Miss dall
Nellie Sanderson, J i ney Stantoi
Slop that tickling cough! D
Shoop's Cough Cure will sure
stop it, anti with perfect safely
is so thoroughly harmless, th
1 >r. Shoop tells mot hers to ll
nothing else even with very .vom
babies. The wholesome Jjroi
loaves and tender stems of a hu
healing mountainous shrub ti
nish tho curative properties t<> I
Shoop's Cough (hire lt calms t
cough, and heals the sensili
bronchial membranes. No op'mi
no chloroform, nothing harsh us
to injure or suppress. Deina
Dr. Shoop's. Take no other. ?J.
" Health Coffee" is really the cl
Codee Imilatiin ever yet produced.T
lever Coffee Substitute was recently p
duccd hy Dr Shoop o? Kat ine, Wis. ^
a grain of real Cottee In it l ither.
Shoop's Health Coffee ls made hom pi
toasted grains with malt nuts etc. KtM
it wotdd fool an expert who might di i
it for Coffee. No 20or 30 minutes lcdi<
boiling "Made in a minute" says the d
tor Sold hy R I) Rogers & Bro.
COURT HAS ADJOURNED
Work Completed ir\ One Day
The following cases were dis
posed of at the court of general
sessions on Monday:
Robert Pearson, charged with
larceny, was found not guilty.
Kell Buchanan, charged with
violation of tho dispensary law.
was found not guilty.
Tobe McDullio, charged with vi
olation of the dispensary law, was
found guilty and sentenced to six
months imprisonment or a lino of
$300 This was afterwards re
duced to four months.
doe Patterson, the little twelve
year old negro, charged with lar
ceny, was found guilty and sen
tenced to three years in the peni
tentiary at such work as they
might be able to give him there.
Warren Williams, assault and
battery with intent to kill, plead
guilty and was sentenced to pay a
line of $500 or serve six years im
1) L Thomas, charged with ex
hibiting and making a sale of ob
scene pictures, olead guilty and
was sentenced to pay a line of $'200
or go to thc gang for six months.
Tlu> eases of John Williams and
Annie (?ore, Henry Evans and
Minnie Riggers and Jim Taylor,
all charged with adultery were sus
pended since all of I hese have since
married andar? living right.
The grand jury found true bills
in all of the above eases. In the
case of Betsy Polston and Tonoy
Evans, charged with adultery no
bill was found.
The work of tho court was fin
ished Monday afternoon and the
court adjourned sine die.
nu: I? KAN 1) JU KY'S UKPOKT
To his Honor, tho presiding
The grand jury, having comple
ted their hilans for the present
tenn of court, begs leave to sub
mit the following general present
They have considered all bills of
indictment handed out to them by
the solicitor and returned tho same
into court, and their return there
on. They have nothing lo add to
what they said in their former
general presentment in regard to
thc different county olliccs lind of
ficers. Nothing fas yet been done
towards an investigation of thc
past financial allai rs ol' thc County
ow ing to unavoidable causes, but
the members of the General As
sembly from this county haye boon
notified to make the recommenda
tion to thc governor for thc ap
pointment of an expert accountant
loexamine the books ol' thc differ
ent iiscaloijiccrs as provided by the
Act, aild as soon as this is done,
the examination will bo mitered
upon and pushed with all conveni
ent speed, rcgal'd being had to
thoroughness and correctness.
The grand jury's attention, at
thc former terni of this court, was
called lo tin' purchase ol' a nuisi
cal instrument by tin1 trustees of
Salem school district, No "..MI. and
reference was made to same in
their general presentment submit"
ted at that term. The grand jury
has now fully investigated the
matter und unequivocally endorse
arni approve the action of the boan!
ol' trustees. While tlu1 purchase
of musical instruments may not bc
within thc strict letter, it is cer
tainly within the spirit ol' the law
regulating tho duties of public
school trustees, and while it may
not always be proper and expedi
ent i> in\est any of the public
school funds in that way, yet iii
this instance it was not only prop
er but eminently the duty of
the trustees to do st).
lt iswith profound gratitude and
appreciation of what it means to
the happiness and welfare ol' the
people that wo echo what your
Honor said as to the diminution of
crime in this county. Not only
has no indictment for murder
been handed to us at this term of
court, but wo have been called to
pass on only one ease ol' personal
violence, nearly all tho indictments,
in fact, which wo have had to con
sider being for comparatively tri
vial offenses. There are still how
ever, violators of tho laws of good
morals and chastity and these the
grund jury proposes to present
whenever called to their attention
based upon sullicient testimony.
They present Cornelius Usher Sl
ier assault and battery and wife
beating oft his wi fe, M i randa Usher,
on or about thc Hist day of May
They also present tho said Cor
nelius Usher Sr, and Elizabeth
Perkins for living together in
adultery, the said Cornelius Usher
Sr, being married. Witnesses in
both prosecutions: Alex Turner, J
W Chavis, VJ I) Grant, Janies Mo
Qunige, John Perkins, Henry
tirant, Mastin 0 Quick, Kliah
Chavis, L S Quick, Z T Pearson,
T C Chavis and DT Turner.
In conclusion tho grand jury re
turn their thanks to your Honor,
to tho solicitor and to the other
officers of the court for the aid and
assistance given them in the per
formalice of their duty.
J no N Drake,
CROSSES OF HONOR.
To Bc Bestowed on AU Appli
cants on June 3rd
Crosses of honor will be bestow
ed on all applicants on June third
at 10 o'clock a. m., at the court
hohso. There will be. no ceremony
whatever, and the presentation
will occupy only a few minutes.
We hope that all applicants will
lie present. However, the crosses
will bo given out to a reliable mes
senger, on tlic written request of
the applicant if lie is not able to
j come. All who are interested are
cordially invited to be present.
The list of applying veterans is
Thomas M Adams, W ,1 Atkin
son, Neill Beasley, \Y I) Coning
ham, VV V Cox, Z J Drake, W W I
McKlwce, l? S (irani, YY \Y Irby,
Isaac Levincr, Anderson Parker,
Robert ,1 Patterson, .lohn R Samp
son, .lames B Wallace, Leonidas ?
Wicker, Jonathan Woodley. i
hollowing is a list of the names ?
ol* deceased veterans, whose cross- '<
es will ho presented to tho relative ,
whoso name ts opposite:
John Tyler Adams, Mrs Rosa i
Tristram T I Seth on, Mrs. Susan
li et bea.
Alex Ii Bristow, Harris Bristow.
Washington Bundy, Mrs. Nancy
Robert .1 Campbell, Mrs. Sallie
JamesT Covington, Joseph Cov
Thomas L Crosland, Mrs. Mary
William D Crosland, George M
Kotiert Driggcrs, John Driggors.
Tilomas V Dudley, Mrs. A T
George W Last o Ming, Lawrence
Henry Kdons, Henry L Kos.
Charles L ICmanucl, Mrs. Nar
Gcorgo W 1 Icarsoy.
William V Kinney, Light 1?'
William S Lewis, dames Lewis.
Loch B MC Lau ri ll, Mrs. Nancy
j J) M D McLeod, DM D Mc
.1 C McLeod, Mts. Mattie
j John K Moore, Mrs. Hattie Mc
Thomas 1? Mooro, W D Moore.
Tm vis Pate, John A Pate.
Benjamin A Bogers, Mis. Lin
William T Bogers. Mrs. Nora
Caswell Roper, L B Roper.
William I) Rowe, Miss Mary
Alexander D Sparks, Mrs. Car
rie D Sparks.
W II Steed, Mrs. Mary S Kver
J A AY Thomas, Mrs. Nellie T
Colin M Weatherly, Mrs. Mary
.John N Weatherly, James C
We again call attention to tho
fact that no relative of a deceased
veteran is permitted to wear hts
cross. The cost of each cross is
twenty live cents which will be re
ceived by the secretary on deliv
Prcsd't U. D. C.
I want to say that wc have got
good health in our section and
good stands of cotton and corn and
it is looking well considering the
Mr, Johnie Hamer have got the
prettiest cotton I have seen at Ta
tum ho is a hustler farmer whiles 1
we have other good ones too.
The oat crops are good where
tliey was soed last fall they are
beginning to ripen.
Mr. Jumes McDaniel have re
turned from his trip from Lumber
ton to see his daughter Mrs. Janie
Thompson. Ile said heenjoyed his
They have put up two nico brick
stores at Tatum they will soon be
ready for business. Mr. Luther
Bundy and Mr. Nathan McCor
mick have started up a barber
shop there in the new brick build
ing Luther can cut your hair
style and shave you to please you
come and try him ever Saturday.
If you want to move to a small
town move to Tatum. Mr. J. A.
Stanton Jr. is putting up two nice
houses now that place is full of
I want to say something about
our supervisor's giving us a good
clay road. It is to say now to
your horse, "walk". Before, it
was nothing but sand, and you
would have to whip and say, "get
hp". Dont you fret ho will give
you a good road too.
Wenk Kidneys, surely point to weak kidney
Nerves. Tho Kidneys, Uko tho iHoart. nnd tho
Stomach, find their weakness, not In tho organ
Itself, but in tho nerves that control and guido
ami strengthen thom. Dr. Shoop'8 Restorative ta
rv medicine specifically prepared to roach ttioso
controlling nerves. To doctor tho Kidneys alono,
ls futile. It ls a wast? of time, and o? monoyAS
li your back aches or Is wonk, If tho urmo
scalds, or ls dark and -,trong. If you havo symptoms
of Ilrights or oilier distressing or dangerous kid
ney disease, try Ur. Shoop's Restorative a month
Tablets or Liquid-and see what it cnn and will
So for you. Druggist rccoimnoud and sell
JNO. T. DOUGLAS.
There is n rink Pain Tablet made by
Dr. Shoop, th it will positively stop any
pain, anywhere in 20 minutes. Drug
gists everywhere sell Ihciu ns DvjShoop'a
Headache Tnblcls, but they stop oilier
pains as easily as headache. Dr.
Shoup's Tink Pain Tablets simply coax
Mund pressure away from pain centers
that is all, Pain conics from blood pres
sure congestion. Stop that pressure
with Dr. Shoup's Headache Tablets and
pain is instantly gone .!<> Tablet }^-c.
Jno. T. Douglas.
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If you haven't thc time to exe nd se
regularity Dean's Recule ts will pre
vent constipation. They induce a mild
eas> healthful action of tho bowels
with out griping. Ask your druggist
for them. 25ccnts.
Notice, Estate George Crosland
Notice is hereby given tot
persons nol lo enter upon any
hinds ol* tho ?slalo of George
Crosland, either enclosed or
unenclosed. I have poled no
tice at various places on thc
html. All hauling of straw or
laking of wood from the said
lands and till hunting, fishing
and passing through tho said
hinds with teams or on foot
inns! be stopped. Prosecution
will follow a violation ol'this
May 7, 1908.
Itching piles provoke profanity, but
profanity won't, cure them. Doan's
Ointment cures Itching, bleeding or
protruding piles after years of sutTer
Ing. At any drug store.