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THE MARLBORO DEMOCRAT F
VOL XXXII / BENNETTSV1LLE, S. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1908 ~ ~~~~ 25
OF!THE MARRIAGE OF MR
AND MRS E W ODOM.
About 110 Relatives svt the Cele
i bration of Their Golden
Brightsville, Juno 13-On ?lune
0. Iin08, ono of thc most elaborate
and enjoyable occasions that your
correspondent has ever had the
privilege to attend, took place at
tho home of Mr and Mrs K W
Odom, when tho kindred and
friends assembled there, for the
purpose of celebrating their Gold
en wedding. Ry previous invita
tions thc children and kindred
were invited to bc present, ai d
on that day, June 0th, by ten
o'clock, the crowd began to gather.
By twelve about one hundred had
gatli'red at their home. The
crowd was made up by relatives
from the following places: Green
wood, S C; Bennettsville, 8 C;
McColl, S C; Charlotte, N C; Lum*
berton, N O; Laurel Hill, N C;
Gibson, N C; and last but no
least, the friends and kindred in
Brightsville, S C.
About twelve o'clock the baskets
and.boxes were opened, and their
?contents spread on a long table,
about one hundred feet long, erec
ted out in tho yard under a row
of largo sycamore trees, one of thc
lovliest places for such an occa
sion. Tho photographer Mr Spen
cer, from Bennettsville, took ti
glance at tho table and its contents,
from tho porch of the house iv
which he was sitting, and whet
his eyes beheld il\o.( table lader
? d~ with every conCeivublc aoog
1/hi.!g to oat and ' ,he beau
y?lONwrs that decorated tho table,
h? stud: 4*I must take a photo
graph of that table before the
crowd spoils it." Sure enough he
placed His camera in front of the
table and its contents. Now, din
ner was announced, and the bride
,and groom, were escorted to tho
table, and placed side by side at
tho head of the table. The invi
tation was given for all tito crowd
to draw near, anil to hoar the Kev
1* B Ingraham invoke a blessing
o*n the table. It is needless for
me to say what followed, as you
perhaps have been where s.u ch ?ta
bles were spread on picnic- occa
After dinner was over, KYv I? 1?
Ingraham stated that all who had
presents for the bride and groom,
could come forward and present
thomby placing them in a largo
waiter prepared for the purpose.
Tho brillo and groom were still
seated at the head of the table, and
the golden presents began to conn'
in from every direction, amount
ing to about $85,00 iii gold, bo
sides a very line breast pin pre
sen ted by her youngest brother.
J If li ll Newton of Bennettsville.
? leight hore let me say Mr New
ton is the yougest ol' a family ol
fourteen children, and the onl,\
brother of the bride living, ho bc
ing sixty-three years old, his sis
ter, Aunt Ann Covington boin?
8'.). What a remarkable family!
Tho groom was called upon to
make a talk, which lu? did, and
said he bad not words to express
bis thanks to his friends, for such
tokens of kindness shown him and
his aged bride.
.Now the groom introduced to
the crowd, Rev PB Ingraham,
who nmdo a very appropriate talk
for thc occasion. He said it was
tho first Golden wedding he had
evfli; attended. After making a
very touching appeal, as to the
lifo and character of tho bride and
groom, it was ono of thc greatest
blessings of his life to bo present.
Now lion II II Newton was
called upon to give a talk. He
respndcd, and made a very brief
exhortation, on the life and char
acter of the bride and groom; said
be thanked God for the privilege
of being present on such an occa
All this time tho! bride and
groom were still scated at the head
of the table. You could see
bi? tears roll down their furrowed
cheeks as the speakers gave ex
pression to their feelings.
After tho congratulations were
over, which took quite a while,
tho entire family, father and
mother, children, grand-children
and great grand-children were
placed in proper order, and tb?
photograper took a photograph ol
them. I tell you it was one moie
largo group. The father ami
mother being seated in chairs and
then came tho tall sons and daugh
ters standing behind them, lt I)
and B B Odom being the tallest,
and then came thc grand-children,
and great grand children, who
wore sitting on the ground at the
feet of great-grand-father and great
After tho photograh was taken
the crowd began to disperse, young
folks with kodak in hand, were
seen going to the plum orchard to
take views. Tho request was
made that some music was in or
der, and the parlor was lilied with
those who desired to cheer the
hearts of those old veterans. Mrs
Kelley llnnsucker took charge of
tho organ, and that grand old
hymn, "How firm a foundation,''
was sung with much feeling, and
many other appropriate hymns
were sung. lt was now growing
late, and Kev V Blngniham called
tho entire .crowd together and sug
gested that they all ?oin in simr
'%^wiU yi(l a, mn, '''(?od bc \\.t\i
you till we Yneet again.'' After
this, Kev Ingraham pronounced
I cannot close the account of
this Golden wedding without ma
king special mention of Miss Grace
Gilchrist, the grand-daughter of
the brido lind groom, who had
charge of the table ami its decor
ations. Thc groom was 71 years
old, of a very prominent family of
Marlboro county. Thc bride was
Td, the daughter of the Kev Cor
noliu sNewton of precious memory.
On> the Crowd.
MARLBORO BOY AHLAD
Henry Bouchier Graduates with
Highest Honors at Carolina.
Henry T Bouchier, the oiliest
son of the late Thomas W Bouch
ier Ksq., ?raduatod at tho head ol'
his class at the University of South
t'?lol ina last week. There were
only two other graduates highly
distingushed, ?ii d they were both
On account of Ins high stnnding
Mr Bouchier was awarded thc
Manning scholarship by the grad
nate department. He was also
senior class orator and delivered the
valedictory address. Ile received
the degree of bachelor of arts.
The state university han sent
forth many distingushed sons, and
some of them have been Marlboro
boys. The greatest of them all, in
immy respects, was a native of
this county, tho older Dr dames
Henry Boulder enters upon the
work of life with the brigliest pros
pects. His friends hope and pre
dict that his future will bo lilied
with the greatest success and use
Charles Lundy, a lineman, was
killed by coining in contact with
live wires in Columbia last Thurs
WILLIAM H. 1
Nominated for President by t
BOTH SETS OF
WATERWORKS AND SEWER
AGE TO BE PUT IN.
The 5 per cent Waterworks Bonds
Sold ad ^6, and 6 per cent Sctv
C1?V fie. At 100.
Ucnncttsville is to have both
waterworks and sewerage. At
thc joint meeting hold on May 13,
it was decided to sell only thc wa
terworks bonds, ami thc $35,Ot 0
lannis for waterworks were sohl to
Albert Cloy bolt and Co ol* Cin
cinnati at 96, Lu bear live per cent
Sinei? then tho sewerage coin
mission lins been lit work, and have
received an of Vcr from thc First
National bank ol' Cleveland, Ohio,
for tho $25,000 sewerage bonds at
par, to bc'ar6 per cent. The com
mission has decided to accept this
oller. So both sets of bonds will
In4 sold nt once a lid thc work' ot*
pulling in tito plants begin at an
Hrs Goldberg 'And Spencer TA. kc
Prominent Pa, rt in State
Divs K II Goldberg and K L
Spencer have returned from the
meeting of the state dental asso
ciation in Columbia.
I >r phcheor was a member of the
committee on pathology and there
politics, and read ti paper on "Ob
stinate Pulpitis." The paper was
highly complimented by several
members, and on motion of Dr
Dick of Sumter, the association
?ave Dr Spencer a vote of thanks
for tho admirable paper.
Dr Goldberg gave an excellent
clinic on "Silicate Cement."
DC Hoy ward bas withdrawn
from tho race, for thc United States
senate on account of serious illness.
lie has bren taken toa hospital
in Phildolphia for treatment.
Mayor H Goodwin Rhett of Char
leston has announced bis candidacy
for thc senate. Both ho and 1 ley
ward aro natives of Richland coun
ty and both aro bank presidents.
AFT OF OHIO.
the Republican Convention at
AT MAN S FEET
M R.S. STOKES BRAVE DE
FEN^E OF HER HOME
Party Balljto be Given by Ladies
-Jj. ?ecicty-*-^?4heiv Mc
McCall, Juno Kith. -Mr. and
Mrs. A W Morrisson, Mrs. A K
Odom, und Master Grayson Odom
are spending some time nt .Jackson
Because ol' tho absence of the
pastor, the children's day exercises
at the M. IO. church will bc held
tho 3rd Sunday night.
Mrs. Murdock McCormick, Sr.
has returned from a lengthy trip
to rotativos af ICI rod, Pembroke,
John's Station and Hasty. She
was accompanied by her grand
daughter, Miss May McCall, of Kl
Thc young folks had a delight
ful "lunch party" at the home of
Mrs. Bellinger on the evening ol'
Mr. and Mrs. M M Wade
rejoice ovor the advent of a son
dune M th.
The neat commodious resident0
of Mr. Melville McLnurin is near
ly completed, and will be quito an
addition to our town.
Hasty and Laurinhurg teams
crossed hats last Friday. Score
10 to ? in favor of McColl, Shu
ford, who is quito a favorito with
the McColl boys, is manager for
McColl team. The small boy as
sorts that "Shuford is it."
The Andrew Hayes "hotel" a
gain has an occupant. Sunday
evening, the. accustomed quiet, of
our town was broken by pistol
Two men (limbered up with corn
liquor) got in an altercation, creat
ing quite n disturbance. One of
them afterward went to the home
of Mr. J Stokes who was away
from home. Mrs. Stokes ordered
the liquor-crazed mau to leave.
With profanity, ho refused. The
bravo woman shot at his feet, and
told him if ho did not leave at once
sho would shoot higher up. She
had no occassion to *'shoot higher
up" at this exponent 01* "personal
liberty". Ho left. His meals
were served bin) today by Andrew
Hayes, and yet good people-a
great many of them-think whis
key is "good onou&h in its ph.co".
No service at tho M K church
on Sunday because of pastor's ab
Wc bear that Mr. Luther Mc
Laurin bas sold over 1000 pounds
of cabbage this season at good
Wc bear that Mr. Tom Morris
son who lives about 3 miles below
Hasty, N. C. bas had a stroke of
Mr. Spears, of Cberaw has a
position with tho telephone ex
change, of McOoll.
Miss Kiora Mc Lau rih is visiting
her undo Mr. Hugh McLaurin.
Miss Eva Stone has returned to
McColl from a slay of several
weeks at Blenheim.
Miss McKnight is visiting the
family of Mrs. Bellin?, cr.
Miss Kula Kelly, of Bennetts
ville spent Saturday and Sunday
with the family of Mr. ll Gladdy.
Mr. Wishart Cottin<rham spent
Saturday night and Sunday with
relatives in Lumborton.
Misses Sheffield and Messrs
Stanton, from thc Clio section,
spent Sunday with Mrs. Nannie
Mr. John B Call and family of
Hasty spent Sunday with thc fami
ly of Mr. J D Wade.
Miss Amanda Jane Smith and
daughter, Miss Maggie (of Colum
bia S. C.), after visiting relatives
in Marlboro for the first time in
eleven years, have gone to "Rae
Mr John E Willis bas been ship
ping corn tc Northern markets
realizing a neat sum for it.
Misses Nellie Wade, and Mary
Thompson spent Saturday and ?Sun
/i,,," vv' .... I'uiiu'ly oi*' ?ir A $
.Jones, of Maxton.
Mrs Rebecca David visited thc
family of Mr Will David, near
Raeford, last week. Tho friends
and relatives of Aunt1'Mandy" will
bo glad to know that, though she
is quito feeble, she is able to be
Mr Archie Covington was quito
sick during tho past week: but is
able to bo up again.
('ards ure out announcing thc
marriage of Mr .lames A .Iones to
Miss Mary McNair both of
Laiirinbiirg, N C.
Thc Ladies Aid Society of thc
McColl Presbyterian Church will
giv< an entertainment "Tho Ball
Party" nt McLaurin Dallon Tues
day night 03rd, Admission 10 and
15 cents. Refreshments will be
BACK FROM BIRMINGHAM.
Veterans are Well Pleased with
their Trip and thc Reunion
Sheriff J B Oreen and most of
the otbei's from this county who
attended tho Confederate reunion
at Birmingham came back Friday
night, well pleased with their trip.
Sherill* ( i reen says that he saw
evidences on this trip that prohi
bition does prohibit. There were
about 35,000 visitors at Birming
ham, and Sherill' Green says that
ho saw only two mon under tho in
fluence, of intoxicants. Alabama
and Georgia are both prohibition
Marlboro sent a larger delega
tion to Birmingham than any other
county in South Carolina. Among
those who went were Sherill'
Creen, 1 > D McColl, Charles Cros
land, Capt Frank Manning, Ed
McQueen, Well McColl, B F
Mooro, J K Fletcher, J P Bunch
and wife, Henry McQuagc, Rufus
Stanton, Hamp Woodly, J F Bol
ton, Willtom Parker, I W Wil
liams, Tom Parker Jamos McQuagc
and Dave Whittaker.
NEWS AT CLIO
FOR. THE WEER
DEATH OF Lil TLE MARTHA
All Crops are Fine- a Trip t? the
Clio, June 15th-Dr. and Mrs.
C S Evans, with Mrs. Sabra and
Miss Alice Edens went to Charles
ton on Saturday morning.
Dr. J A Woodley spent Satur
day in.town with friends.
Tho death of little Martha Vir
ginia Wright on Thursday night
brought a shaddow of gloom and
sorrow to the town. This is tho
third child ?iven up to tho giver
by this faithful mother, Mrs. I) M
Wright who has the heartfelt
sympathy of the whole town. Tho
little sufferer had lingered some
weeks with whooping cough com
plicated with toothing, and died at
the age of only one year, lacking
Mrs. Jas. C McRae of Dunbar
has been in town with relatives for
Kev. F II Shuler spent Sunday
in Spartanburg whero ho wont to
bo present at a reunion of his for
mer Wofford college classmates.
The lino crops of this section
has never been excelled. This de
claration applies to Held, fruit and
vogtables as well as in some places
grass, but some farmer's would
not feel at home without plenty of
Miss Deliah Hamer is at homo
again from Philadelphia where sho
completed theontiro course in Elo
Mr. ames Smith of Forestville
.fe itv'^r?u /own on
Saturday and will take charge of
tho store of Mr. A C McKao at
Marlboro. Mr McKao will devote
bis time to his new livery business.
Mr. anti Mrs. Clarence Barring
ton went to Cotton Valley Sunday
to spend some days with relatives
near Rowland N. C.
The town authorities took in
$25.00 today from two darkies for
lighting, and one for disorderly
Town Marshal Thad Newton
slipped lip on some negroes Satur
day night who were enjoying a
?ame of cards by lump light in a
strip of woods. As soon as tho
marshal spoke to the scrappers
they fled and was still absent from
their homes but they carried tho
cash with them, the marshal secur
ed 5 cts. the lamp and their coats
the owners of which can secure tho
property by paying usual charge.
M iss Alma Met ?Uvray has
many friends who arc pleased to
n d her at her place on thc cashier
stand in the department store of
the 10 Stornborgor company.
Mrs. I) ll McElycon of Entaw
ville is a pleasant visitoi at tho
home of Kev. ? II Shuler.
I hail the pleasure this week of
passing through thc Brownsville
section into Marion county and
am surprised at the great improve
ment visible on every hand. The
lino clay on sand road from Ben
nettsyillo to the Marion line is ono
of the notable improvements.
The distance is 18 miles and alfords
much comfort to thc travelers.
The line plantation of Mr. C P
Hodges with its nicely painted
tenant houses,handsome dwellings,
with delightful surroundings, and
well supplied with young Hodges.
Mr. Hodges is tho largest land
ownor in this section, though nota
largo landlord himself. Mrs.
Hodges is a Bennottsvillo lady and
wo run up withjBonnottsvillo ladies
i carrying their relining influence*
whero cvor they go.