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IO SUCCESS. USEFULNESS
AND H APPINESS
Some of the Tbinrfs that Produce
and Failure in Life
My Furmin Allan Jr.
The intimate relation between
happiness and all strong work lim
e-lies the duty of contentment. Kx
; porience shews that discontent"
: wicnt contrives no instrument, fear
. wins no battles, and [wretchedness
. writes no song or poetry.
Depression takes the nerve out
of man's arm, destroys thc keen
ness of his intellect, robs the heart
? of its hope and thc life of its suc
cess. For that reason earth's
greatest achievements in art, in
dustry and in religion represent
thc achievements of those in whose
- heart "happiness has bubbled like
. % little spring/' (to use Um poet's
. phrase.) It has often been said
Natone of the characteristics of
/.great work is thc ease with which
(/hat work is done. As when sonic
? Author finishes his chapter before
.; breakfast; but I think another
.?prominent sign of good work is
? thc happiness thc worker linds in
fulfilling his task. Ask an author
' which is his best paragraph, and
. iie will without a single exception,
.mention the ono into which ho
.poured the most passionate de
That his work may bc stronger
tJid more lasting, man is com
rvaanded to practice contentment,
. -avid amidst all thc trials of lifo to
.maintain the sense of joy and suc
Whatever event, therefore,
blights mail's happiness may also
blight his usefulness and weaken
. his work. Thc heart must bc joy .
. ful while the hands work, if good
. and permanent ?vork is to bc done.
. Man must make those around him
j joyous, if he accomplishes thc
?work which God created him for.
?Hence the old proverb "Happi
. tiess is thc grace that man says to
Thc era surely lias como when
.< tho chosen people dwell on thc
- borders of thc "Promised Land."
What our early forefathers desired
to ?ec, but died without seeing,
has come at last-thc period when
X happiness is to be all but univer
\uaJ. I believe Isaiah foretold a
golden agc, when joy should move
like an advancing Hood over the
world. If that golden agc has not
.tully come, wc can at least say
? that if all are not happy all may
You often hear people speak of
tho "good old times," they ought
?ath*r to? say "the bad old times,
->a>nd the good new times." Once man
was little better than a serf. Now
(he new inventions have redeemed
man from drudgery. In decades
postman was so poor that day by
day he prayed for his broad. Hut
:iow foods, fruits, and grains have
? lxtcouic so cheap, that what was
formerly a luxury, known only to
he table of thc rich, has today be
come the necessity of those here
tofore called poor.
In thc past centuries tho poor
?boy desired an education, but
('omul the doors of thc library and
school house, closed to him. Hut in
?lite day of prosperity ho child is
so poor, but that can have access to
Uie lecture hall and library, while
books, magazines and papers aro
scattering the seeds of universal
a HOW ledge. Indeed 'opportunities
II v. become so equal that every
lay we sec sonic man who began
his career in a peasant's hut, who
has climbed to the topmost round
if tho ladder of usefulness ami
Democracy has vindicated itself
in the interest of thc common peo
ple. Our streets arc paved with
gold: hut surely that agc is golden
in which wisdom, peace and hap
piness have become possible for all
.lasses and conditions of men. Is
not the words of a prominot writ?
< ar here effective, "(Jod has littcd
up for mon a world as no palace
was ever lUted for prince or king."
On every side we Und some pessi
mist who oxclaiuas. "I am tired of
life. I believe in annihilation.
When I dio that will bc the end of
me;" to whom I can think of but
ono honest reply: "May that wish
for end be not far olf."
On a certain oce.-.sion when ono
of our lecturers returned from a
tour through the cities of our
land, a friend asked him how ho
knew when ho was impressing kis
audience. "When more stay in
than go out," was the reply. Then
if we aro impressed with God's
teachings, as wo should be, the
masses will servo him instead of
the devil, ami will result in a con
tented and useful race. Lot us
remember that happiness is half in
the soul within, and half in the cir
cumstances without. Something
wrong in the heart within explains
thc discontentment of those who
dwell in cottages and their desire
for tho almighty dollar.
Thc desire to accumulate riches
has over taken all our people. I
must acknowlage that it is my
greatest temptation. Surely our
people arc praying; "'gold or sil
ver have I none"; but, would tc
God that I were a Vanderbilt 01
Rockefeller. Few persons live
contentedly in the places where
they were born. They are no!
satisfied so long as there aro other.?
who possess more real estate, or t
larger house, or a liner carriage
and horses. People no longer un
derstand the meaning of the pro
verb, "better is a dinner of herb:
with contentment, than a feas
gained by worry."
On thc funneral cards of sucl
persons, may the poet's lines o
hopelessness and despair bo writ
"Weary of erring in this doser
Weary of hoping, hopes foreve
Weary of struggling in al
Weary of thought that make
I calm my eyes and calm ra;
And pray to theo, oh! quie
To come and soothe away ni;
On the other hand let us remeni
ber that contentment is not in a
bundanco or in many things
"Halving your wants, quadruple
Robert Stevenson understood
this. One day when a friend1
house burned down, Stcvenso
telegraphed his congratulations
Thc young author know that hi
friend's wife was killing hcrsel
in presiding over a host of sci
vants and managing a groat estai
lishmont. Some one has well sui
that, "Over almost everything o>
cept our virtues, there might I:
written this condemnation: Tc
Thc time is here for the chrii
timi church to teach its people tin
happiness is not simply a possibi
tty, but a duty; that all may live ;
hove thc troubles of life. Agaii
let us catch a glimpse of deb
Debt, discontintmont, and HOI
usefulness go hand in hand. Del
mortgages man's future. One <
England's greatest Statesmen hi
said, that if strong drink has sla
its thousands, debt has slain its te
thousands. Hoing hopelessly
debt, men take to drink and val
ons other el rugs to smoothe tl
Sir Walter Scott is warnir
eiH)ugh for a generation to com
When his debts steadily gre\
through worry his brain fal te rei
his nerve became feeble, and 1
ceiuld scarcely hold n pen in h
hand yet* tho interest would soe
bo elite, and il must bc paul. II
servants used to put him into h
chair, place a writing pad on h
knees, ami a pen in his (Ingers, k
must be at my work," ho whispo
od to Lockhart. An hour lat ti
his son-in-law found the old mi
sitting with tears streaming dow
his grand old face, helpless
write or follow any lino <
thought,-"and still thc intcrc
must bc paid". Thus thc greatc
man of his time was slain by doh
also by thc worry which dobt
bound to heap upon a roan, if ho
is honest. Wo all know that a
dishonest roan doosn't wor^y him
self because ho owes soroo one.
Lastly, I think for multitudes
unhappiness begins with doubt and
questioning. Says a famous
scholar, "out of uncertainty comes
the eternal note of sadness", A
little doubt, like a little knowlege,
is a dangerous thing; .vet much
study restores confidence. Silence
is golden. A man's strength is in
his quietness and certainity. As
Augustine said,"the soul was made
for God, and is restless until! it
funds rest in him".
So, let us learn to follow more
closely the example, which Jesus
I left for us, and to be content with
such things as ye have", (Heb.
Then wc will be able to voice
"God's in his heaven,
All's right with the world."
June 8th 1908
Stop that tickling cough I Dr.
Shoop's Cough Cure will surely
stop it, and with perfect safety. It
is so thoroughly harmless, that
Dr. Snoop tells" mothers to use
nothing else even with very young
babies. The wholesome green
leaves and tender stems of a lung
healing mountainous shrub fur
nish thc curative properties to Dr.
Shoop's Cough Cure It calms the I
cough, and heals tho sensitive
bronchial membranes. No opium, |
no chloroform, nothing harsh used ?
to injure or suppress. Demand
Dr, Shoop's. Take no othor. J. T.
CASES TO BE TRIED
At the Court of Common Pleas on
Hosier of cases to bo tried Juno
term C. C. P., Marlboro County.
MONDAY, JUNK 22.
C D Easterling vs Easterling,
Townsend & Hamer, Livingston &
S S Kcitt vs Evans, Livingston,
Townsend ?fe Hamer.
Oakly vs ?Bristow, Rogers,
Stevenson, Biau\'.,_ XTt ?feStovenson.
Crosland vs Graham, Livings
ton, Rogers & LeGrando.
Spears vs A. C. L., Rogers &
LcGrande, Wilcox ?fe Wilcox.
TU KS DAY, 23.
Dean vs Weil, Townsend & Rog
ers, D D McColl.
McLaurin vs A. C. L., Town
send & Rogert, Wilcox oe Wilcox.
William vs B. & C., Newton &
Owens, Stevenson, Matheson ?fe
Johnson Co. Sav. Bank vs
J A Stanton, Newton ?fe O wons,
Townsend ?fe Hamer.
Goodwin vs A. C. L., Newton
& Owens, Wilcox ?fe Wilcox.
Eureka Elastic Pt. Co., vs Ben
nett Hedgpeth Co., Clark & Clark
and Newton ?fe Owens, Livingston.
Guy vs S. A. L., Rogers |?fe Lo
Grand, Mciver, Stevenson, Math
eson & Stevenson.
Rowe vs Guy, Livingston, Rog
ers & LeG rando.
Rogers vs Matheson, LcGrande,
McColl ?fe McColl, Townsend ?fe
Rogers, Stevenson, Matheson ?fe
Hinson vs Watson, Livingston,
Stovenson, Matheson ?fe Steven
Napier vs Matheson, Townsend
c'y- Rogers, Stevenson, Matheson ?fe
McCormick vs Calhoun ?fe Edens,
Newton ?fe Owens, Townsend ?fe
Chase vs Hodges, Townsend ?Vc
Rogers, Newton ?fe Owens.
Forbes vs Pearson, Newton ?fe
Owens, Townsend & Rogers.
McLaurin vs B. ?fe C., Jackson,
Stet orison, Matheson & Stevenson,
DD McColl, Jr.
Madison Machine Co., VS Ivoy,
Owens, Townsend ?fe Rogers.
Smith-Briscoe Shoe Co., vs
Pearson, Newton & Owens, Town
send ?fe Rogers.
If you haven't the time to exercise reg
ularly, noni's Regulets will preventcon
Stipation. They induce a mild, easy,
healthful action of the bowels without
griping, Ask your druggist for them.
CLIO NEWS OF <
ONE WEEK !
_____ _ f
MARRIAGE OF MISS AMMONS \
TO MR. MCDANIEL
Rev. J J Douglas Returned From <
North Carolina-Other J
Clio June 8th.--Mr. lien Smith
is alone this week as his wife is on i
a summer visit to her former homo <
in county. Mr. Mack Smith (
formerly head clerk at tho depart- .
ment store of A L Calhoun Jr. ,
now on tho road, is with his lone- l
some brothor for ix short while. 1
Miss May McMillan of Laurel *
Hill N. C. and Leonora James of
Wilmington N. C.,wore visitors at <
thc home of F L Currie for a few \
days, such fair visitors arc always <
At thc Baptist mans on Thurs- !
day evening, Miss Pearl Amnions j
and Mr. Ed McDaniel were quiet- .
ly married in tho presence of a !
good number of friends, by Kev.
J J Douglas. These young peo
ple are well known in this section
and have many friends to congrat
Hov. J J Douglas has returned .
from North Carolina where he
spent two weeks, accepting an in
vitation to join his oratory with
that of Ex Gov. C ll Aycock and
Gov. R B Glenn and others of the
state's line orators. Tho papers ,
of tho state spoke in high terms of
his indisputable arguments and
convincing logic. Ho made eight
speeches and preached several pro
Mr. J W Jackson was in town
Thursday with a wagonload of ap
ples for which ho received $900.
Mrs. Elizabeth Dargan, late of
hotel Clio, turned over the keys
on Friday to tho proprietor Mr.
F L Currie who will servo the
traveling public for a while until
an acceptable occupant can be se
Mr. Thad Newton has been
spending somo days in Wilming
ton N. C., leaving Mr. Cal Hyatt
in his place as town marshall.
Mr. Newton is accompanied by
Mr. Hamp Woodley.
Messrs Frank Manning, J A
Calhoun and Edmond McQueen
arc with their old Cofederatejcom
rades at tho union in Birmingham
Hev F ll Shulcr spent a part of
last week visiting around and took
Charleston in his trip returning by
El loree where his sister lives. He
will attend a reunion of his old
classmates at Wofford College
Kev E O Watson P E of this
district preached ono of his linc
sermons at thc Methodist Church
on Sunday and was met by a full
Kev il J Douglass met his con
gr?gation here on Sunday and at
Tatum in thc afternoon with at
Miss Mattie David of Fayctt
viilo is spending some time with
her cousin Miss Lizzie Parker, and
other relatives in this section.
Gn Tuesday night the 2nd our
friend Robt B Alon roc quietly
passed through the valley of Death
at his home in Clio surrounded by
kind friends and a devoted wife
who gave him every attention and
kindness that could bc desired for
honesty and integrity of character
Mr Monroe had no superior. A
member of tllO Presbyterian
Church he loved his church and
his friends in a truly brotherly
way, His lonesome wife is receiv
ing all tho cosidoration and con
solation that kind and thoughtful
friends can give her as she stands
alone in tho world, Messrs ,1 C
Covington .1 Mci unis, T F Dean
Will Spears, with Mrs W A Hin
shaw and Mrs Willis Turlington
accompanied tho corps to tho cem
etary near I lope Mills N C.
AN AUTOMOBILE LINE
To be Run Between Hamlet,
Rockingham and EUerbe
Tho Rockingham Anglo-Saxon
Tho Richmond County Transit
Jo has boon chartered to operate
gasolene steam cars and au tomo
jilos for carrying passengers and
froight between any points in the
state. Tho capital is 15,000 authori
sed and $600 subscribed by T L
Jovington, W R Land arid A S
Mockery. This is the company
ihat was organized liere some time
tgo to run an automobile lino from
lore to Kllerbo Springs and Ham
let. Tho cars have already been
Tired nerves with that "no ambition'1'
feeling that ia commonly felt in spring
,r early summer, cati be easily and
piickly altered by taking what is known
o druggists everywhere as Dr, Shoop's
Restorative. One will absolutely note a
manged feeling within 48 hours after
)Cginning to take thc Restorative. The
xnvels get sluggish in the winter-time,
drculation often slows up, the kidneys
ire Inactive, and even the Heart in many
:ases grows decidedly weaker. Dr.
Shoop's Restorative is recognized every
where as a genuine tonic to these vital
>rgnns. It builds up and strengthens
he worn-out weakened nerves; it sharp
ens the failings appetite, and universal
y aids digestion, lt always (prickly
?rings renewed strength, life, vigor,
md ambition. Try it and be convinced.
Jno? T. Douglas.
BUILDING ABOUT READY
Auditorium for Democrats Com
plete by June 26
Denver, June 5.--Costing $555,
000 and seating 12,500 people,
Denver's monster auditorium will
throw open its doors Juno 27th.
The seating, decoration and ar
rangements for the Democratic
national committee which will con
vene in tho auditorium July 7th,
have been completed and accepted
by the national committee. The
tirst floor alone will have 6,000
seats. There are 24 exits and the
building can bo emptied in two
In preparation for tho conven
tion the rostrum and platform will
bo erected at tho west side of the
auditorium, with the seats for the
delegates and alternates extending
rdong the floor of tho stage prop
o?*. Upon that platform will be
445 seats, which will be reserved
for the members of thc national
committee and for thc guests of
honor. The number of scats on
the rostrum will bc 101.
Seats for the delegates in front
of rostrum arc arranged nearly i ii
thc centre of tho building. The
number of seats is 1,005 and im
mediately behind this section arc
thc scats of the alternates, also
1,005 in number.
Thc main entrance will bo on
Curtis street. On this side will be
1,073 seats for the general public.
The same plan will prevail at
opposite end of the building, where
820 scats will bc reserved for the
general public. Back of these sec
tions and along tho Fifteenth
street side of thc building boxes
will bc arranged with a total ca
pacity of 544 scats. In addition
there will be scating space for 700
people moro nt thc Curtis and
Champar street ends of tho struc
The front in the balcony and
gallery will bo reserved for thc
families of the delegates, alter
nates and convention officers.
Tho actual scating ^capacity of
thc balcony will bo 3,020 and of
Thc auditorium is constructed
without pillars or posts to obstruct
tlio \ icw, and thc acoustic proper
ties will bc so perfect that a speak
er can bo heard from any part of
tho building. Thc auditorium will
)C fireproof, no wooden material
>f any sort being used in this con
struction, oven tho sashes in the
windows and thc loathes being of
A band of music will be station
id in cash bacolny. A signal wiro
tvill bc run from each band stand
:o tho desk of thc sergeant-at
irms, so the musical program can
be governed at will.
Box Car Turned Over
On Thursday last at thc Atlantic
[Joast Lino depot hore a freight
..rain while shifting at tho depot
split a ?witch. A box car was ti
ed over and the maia line
blocked for about half an houri
wrecking train came from Flore;
and tho line was cleared in al
two hours. The Sumter train
detained for half an hour befoi
could got by the wreck.
EASTER! ING-EASTER Lil
Miss Julia. Easterling of Dill;
Becomes Mrs Andrew Easter
ling of Tatum
Dillion Herald, Juno 4- Yesl
day afternoon at 5 o'cJ'Nck tli]
was a quiet home woc\?_,i: at
rosidenco of Mr and Mrs
Easterling, when their daugh
Miss Julia, became tho bride
Mr Andrew Easterling of Tatif
Tho ceremony was witnessed
only tho rolati7cs of the fat
and a few intimate friends of
bride and groom . The ceremcj
was performed in the parlor wir
was artistically decorated v?
ferns, palms and geranium?. 'M
bride was becomingly attired? ??
enstume of white kee and silk.?;'']
Mrs Easterling is a young W/jj
of many graces of mind and Y
son who is capabltr of ^tilling Q '
homo she will adorn with hap-,
noss, and will prove to bo truman
helpmate and companion to fi
husband she has chosen to ho?
with her hand.
The groom is a prosperous far
er of Marlboro county and is h- : \
in tho highest esteem by those w
know bim best.
Following tho ceremony a br^ Y
reception was held and then ( )
bridal party repaired to tho dei-; '
whero Mr and Mrs Easterling toj
the 6.35 train for Florcnco wnve
they will visit relatives of lae
Bonnettsvillo and Ked Springs
played two games of baseball ou
tho Academy groumds yostemy
Bennottsville winning both. 0r
boys played well, but when ho
Academy closed some of its bjst
ball players left and since then bo
re-organization has been offe^td. .
Now that Messrs. Dcajgald Bio
and Arthur McRao aro IS homo re
look for improvement, and so*e
food ball playing. The Bonnet
sville boys played good clean bil
and deserved their victory.- l$d
Boykin, June 4th-Miss Ju*iie
Gibson of Gibson returned kopo
Friday from Littleton Female ein
lege whero she has been attondiug
Miss Nanette Newton of New
tonville returned home from Co
lumbia college Saturday.
Tho lt. C. club of Boykin, met
Saturday afternoon and elected
new oflieers and now have much
pleasure in store for tho future.
Misses Hannah and Janie Gib
son witnessed a game ot ball a f?w
days ago between Bjfmettsvijf?o
and Ked Springs which they en
joyed vory much.
Mrs. Chas. Hunsucker of Lum
berton is spending a fow days with
her father-in-law Mr. J M Hun
sucker of Gibson.
Waa In Poor Health WOT Yours
Ira W. Kelly, of Mansfield, P... writes
"I woH in poor honlth for twr , ^ra, SON
foring from kid noy and bluddf Voluble, I
?pout oonmdorablo money conmilting phyai*
oinnn without obtaining any marked bene?
tlfc, but waa cured by Foley'H Kldnop Ow rv
and I demro to add my testimony that f
umy bo tl o cnuflo of restoring the honlthof
othom" Refuse substitotes. Hold & Co
University of South Carolina
The University of South Caroli
na oilers scholarships in tho de
partment of education to one young
man from each county. Each
scholarship is worth $100 in mon
ey and $18 matriculation or "term"
Examination will bo held at
county scat Friday, July 3. Ex
amination for admission to tho
university will bc held at '.?l?o same
time. IWrito for information to
Columbia, S. C. 3-5 A. )).
Most disfiguring skin crupious, scrofjn.
la, pimples, rashes, ere., are due to ii ti?
bure blood. Hnnlock Blood Hitters is a
cleansing blood tonic. Makes you cleef*
eyed, clear-brained, clcar-skincd.