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MR GIBSON TELLS ABOUT HIS
Hot Springs Has 67 Saloons, 125
Doctors, Many Churches and
Several of my friends have asked
mc to write for thc Advocate, an
account of my recent trip to Hot
Springs, Arkansas, where I took
my daughter for treatment. With
your permission, Mr Editor, I will
endeavor briefly to tell your rca
dcrs of thc place some of the things
I saw, and how they impressed mc.
As I have already written two
letters wh ch through your kind
ness were pblishcd in tho Advo
cate, in which I described Hot
Springs and ber people quite ela
borately, therefore, this letter
ncccssarly will bo short
Five weeks ago I with my dau
ghter left Bcnncttsvillc*going via
Gibson to Hamlet, N C where we
purehasd tickets over the Sea
board roa . via Atlanta, Birming
ham, Memphis and Little Hock to
My wife and sister(Mrs Dr W 1
Pate) accompanied us to 1 landet
where we spent thc day, waiting
until S o'clock p m when thc pull
man train arrived with an extra
sleeper for Hot Springs. This be
ing the occasion for thc Southern
Baptist Convention w.iich conven
ed in Hot Springs that week, this
extra sleeper was put on to accom
modate ministers and delegates go
ing to thc convention from North
Carolina. Wc were indeed fortu
having so many clever,
nj . congenial companions,
hom were several ladies
??eel clay, vi -?.^?^.0..,
, of Raleigh; ;Dr and Mrs
Hinton, N C and Dr Wat
son, of Southport, N ? who isa
native of Marion county S C We al
so had with us on same sleeper li
VJ Lee sf Laurinburg N C and Geo
N Bissett, of Nashville, N C thc
last two being cn rou tc to Hot
Springs for treatment..
Wo arrived in Atlanta next
morning for breakfast. Atlanta
is a big c"ity in many ways,
and conservative truthful people
stated that prohibition was being
en ft ?ved, and that not only Atlan
ta, but thc entirofcttto ot Georgia
\v< iv experiencing tho beneficial
efforts ol* the abolition of tho
liquor traffic. As wc went further
westwardthc ovid onces of prosper
ity, thrift nul development were
most pronounced. There arc many
beautiful towns through Georgia
and Alabama. We arrived at Bir
minghath UL l o'clock p, m. re
maining there 1 horns wailing for
Southern and Western belated
trains which hud extra coaches
bound for the convention and
when wc left wc had live sleepers
all going to Hot Springs. Bir
mingham has one, hundred and
sixty six thousend people, but 1
noticed all in tho suburos of that
city largo curd boards tacked to
numerous tenant houses ,kFor
Kent" showing that on account ol
thc closing down of many marni -
factoring plants there, that work
men had gone elsewhere.
_ We passed Memphis going at 1
o'clock at night and but How ol our
crowd taw thc wide Mississippi
river, but ns we returned wc got
to Memphis at 8 p rn, and to view
the city oeyoiul the river by elec
tric light was a grand and thrilling
At Memphis thc river is quite
wide, the waters in this great
stream, as ult tho other rivers in
tho west, were very high from the
rocoMt um! dev astating floods.
The Mississippi valley is a great
section, but crops aro backward
\\ o passed Little Kook und
foulai thc Arkansas river booming,
nil liane, several hours late on ac
count of thc severo storm on the
previous hight, our traill running
in two ?sections.niel two Ireight
trains in a swamp midway between
stations beyond Little Kock,
en used by broken wires and diili
Alter having been on fhTr"Voiid
for two nights, ono day and half,
my daughter not having been out
of tho sleeper since we loft Hamlot
wo roached our destination. Wo
vere met at the depot in Hot
Springs and quickly convoyed to
thc "Ozark Sanitarium" where
Kate remained all tho time and
received her treatment? Two roads
nm into Hot Springs, tho Chicago
and Bock Island; and tho White
Mountain Western and Little
Hock, both operating double daily
Oldman trains, which arc always
oaded with passengers. Thc physi
cians after ruy daughter was com
fortably located, ga\o her a
thorough examination, porscribed
treatment and she began to take
hot baths. In a short ?rtica) like
this I cannot begin to describe thc
sanatoriums, hospitals, bath houses
and many nthcr things there. The
''Ozark" was lilied all thc time and
both of my North Carolina friends
stopped there. My daughter dur
ing tho live weeks was very greatly
benefkted, and tho the physicians
were doubtful, had sho remained
twelve months longer whether she
would have received much more
bonclit. Thc numerous trained
nurses, physicians, attendants and
oveiyone connected with th,s sani
tarium did everything they could
for my daughter. Hot Springs it>
ono of tho cleanest cities in the
United States, sanitary conditions
excelled all this being un
der the supervision of the U. S.
government, ns well as local boards
\>f health &e. I was told that the
death rate was only 14 to the
thousand per annum. Thcro arc
43 hot springs boiling up out of
"East" or Hot Spring Mountain,
this water is all owned by the U
S government and is leased the
the bath houses and all paying the
same price of $o0 per tu?> per an
num and there being 800 tubs, the
government receives $4^000 rev
enue annually from tnis source I
alone. The city is bet ween two
mountains East and West, hot
water is one and nothing but cold
in tho other. There arc 500 hotels
and as many boat ding houses, for
tn fact the city consists of lino
department stores, groceries fruit
and confectionary (the best mar
ket in tho country) -drug stores,
hotels, boarding houses, and phy
F?l I j
sions, and many attractions open
on the Sabbath. There are l2u,
000 inhabitants, with 150,ooo
visitors annuly, from all over the
United States. I saw moro people
on crutches, rolling chairs, and
variously afflicted, that' 1 ever
saw in my life. Tuero is something
to take your money every time
you turn, lively turn outs ver,\
1 line Olid costly. While there th,
Southern Hardware Association
met, end I say a dozen six horse
conveyances containing from
twelve to sixteen persons, besides
many four and two horse rigs, all
enjoying the mountain drives.
The government army and navy
hospital and both houses for sailors
and soldiers arc beautiful build
ingsand cost many thousand dol
lars. This hot water, in mah,}
places continually runs out through
pipes into basins along the side
walks, free to everybody, and
thousands drink, it daily. ' AU
kinds of people and all kinds of
diseases thoro. Many go there on
stretches and crutches, and after a
few weeks bathing or treatment
go homo well and sound.
I could mako tho article much
longer as I have only "touched in
spots'", but I am taking up too
much space. If you want a game1
of poker or any other kind of sport
you can be accommodated. The trip
was a long one, my daughter stood
it remarkably well, it co-t much
money, and while sho is not cured,
yet she has been greatly improved.
I am not yet "out of heart", for I
believe she will yet bc cured. She
is only IO years of age. God bless
thc good people who befriended
us. I think moro of Bennetts vi Ile
and Marlboro county than ever,
for we undoubtedly have the. best]
people in thc world. Tho con
ductors and agents were very kind,
I am under many obligations to
A G Sexton, city and passenger
ticket agent, at Hamlet, N. C.
He went out of his way to do me
a favor, and he is one of the most!
efficient rial road men I ever saw.
J Preston Gibson.
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A Grand Family Medicine >
"It gives nie pleasure to speak a word
for Kletric Hitters," writes Mr. Prank
Conlan of Mo. 436 Houston .St., New
York. "It's a grand family medicine
for dispepsia and liver complication*;
while for lame hack and weak kidneys
it cannot be too highly recommended.,"
Kletric Hitters regulate the digestive
functions, purify the blood, and impart
renewed vigor and vitality to the weak
iud debilitated of both sexes. Sold un
der guarantee at Douglas & breeden
drug store. 50c.
Nover. poflltlvelyne^erVH)isoi?yourlunir?. If you
Cough-even from a simple cold only-you should
' ?Iwuys hool. Boothe, mid ease tho Irritated bron.
Chiul tutws. Don't blindly suppress lt with a
stupefying poison. It's strango DOW jom&tilt!)C1
fliwlly conin atKiut. For twenty year? br. Shoop
lins constantly yarned people not to take cough
mixtures or prescriptions containing Opium,
Chloroform, or similar poisons. And now-a little
lat? though-Congress say* "Put lt on tho label.
If poisons oro In your Cough Mixture." Ooodl
Very good I ! llemaitorlorthlsvory reason mothers,
and others, should Insist on having pr. Shoop'a
Cough Curo. No poison marks on Pr. Shnop'a
la nols-ami nono (n tho medicino, olso it must hy
law IKS on ?he label. And lt's not only safe, but it
ls said to bo hy Umso that knowlt belt, a truly ro
markahlo cough remedy. Tako no chanco theo,
?'ii menin ri y with your children. Insist on having
>r. Shoop's Cough Curo. Compare carefully tuc
r._ o,-" """voern w\th others and note the
JIMU. I. UUUUUnv.
Stops earache in two minnies; tooth
ache or pain of burn ur scald in five
minutes, hoarseness, one hour; soie
thront twelve hours nr. Thomas Klccl
lie oil, monarch over pain.
HANDY FRUIT AND
The Sensation of the ?)ay m
Nothing in recent years has been de
vised (hat adis so ni neb lo dainty
cookery, lt slices all kin !-; of fruit
lind vegetables in an infinite variety'
bl fancy and attractive designs abso
lutely A ii boat waste.
J. ?. ?Spears, Soie A?znt
h?r Marlboro, Darlington, Marion,
Sumter, lind Chest.'. i hl counties
Headquarters Henncttsville, SC.
25c aad 50c.
OF TH? COURT
CHAS. CROSLAND GETS VER
DIC! FOR TIMBER.
T. F. Dean Recovers for Horse and
Bulgy Sold While He Was
Civil court began Monday, with
Judge Watts presiding. Thc lirst
case was that of Chas. Crosland
against C M Graham for $666 dam
ages on account of trees cut over
the linc on orosland's land bv J L
McLucas, who had a saw mill on
Graham's land and was sawing
timber for Graham.
Thc jury gave him $436.
Of this, $160 was tho amount
claimed as the value of the trees,
$270 as pim i ti ve damages.
Livingston and Muller represen
ted Crosland, and Townsend and
Rogers represented Graham.
The jury was composed ?f L D
Smith, foreman, J T Whitaker,
E W Evans, R K Breeden, Ci W
Douglas, w P Covir.gton, w D
Moore, M P Hamer, Light Town
send, ira Bounds, w G Grooms
and E A coxe.
Thc next case taken up was Thos. j
F Dean against Simon Weill. Dean
claimed that he sold a horse and
buggy to Weill for $100, and that
he was drunk at th? time and did
not get thc value of his t ?rnout.
He sued for its alleged value,
$11)9.00, and also for $200 as puni
tive damages. The jury gave him
thc amount claimed as thc value
of the horse and buggy, and 8100
as additional damages.
Thc jury consisted of .J F Ever
ott, foreman, h rank Dew, R 1)
Atkins, Murray Drigge rs, M W
Swann, J D Morrison, J B Adam?,
J K Bolton, R Patterson .ir. E o
Morrison, A M copeland and W L
Rogersand LeGrand represent
ed Dean, and McColl and LeGrand
rej resented Weill.
The third case was tried Wed
nesday, that of Eureka Elastic
sellers. They had it analyzed in
charleston and the analysis showed
that it was inf rior to what was
claimed hy the agent which sold it
ami tho advertising literature of
The jury gave tho Bennett-:.
Hedgpeth company $39 for freight
paid on the paint. 'Ino pain?, is
stored in'their warehouse at olio!
and eau bo tn kin back by tho chi
Owens of this place and clerk ol
columbia rcpros m ted tho plantilV,
and Livingston and Muller the de
The following was the jury: Ira
Hounds, foreman, (i \v Douglas
? A coxe, Lieht Townsend, R K
Breedon, c weatherly, c Irby,
Tliroop crosland, J T whitaker, w
L John and 11 c Campbell.
Mr. li>gcrs gave notice of ;i
It D. BROWN
Miss Maggie BulHiv
UNG, JUNE 2?
Tickets at hon
JWV>ill? Alflfj ft !
motion' for a now trial in tho eros!
land-Graham case, and Mccoll and
peGrand gavo notico of a similar
motion in tho Dean-weill case.
Meeting at the Baptist Church.
Beginning next Sunday there
will be special services at the Bap
tist church for ten days or two
weeks. On Sundays tho services
will be at regular hours, ll A. M.
and 8:30 P. Al. Through tho week
scrvicos will be bold daily at 9:Bu
in tho morning and at 8:30 in thc
evening. Rev. H. A. Bag by, D. D.,
of Greenwood, will do tho preach
A cordial invitation is hereby
extended to all who can and will
attend these services.
Chas. A. Jones, Pastor.
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To be Held at Bcnnettsvillc July
13 to 25
There- will bea teachers institute
held fur thc white teachers of Marl
boro county ?a Bcnnettsville, be
ginning July 13th aud Closiug
Mr. Jas. li MeKittrick, of New
berry, and Miss Bessie Carmichael,
of Marion, have been appointed by
the state superintendent of educa
tion to conduct the Institute.
A course of study will be givtn
in Civics, Algebra drawing and
primary work, with possibly an op
tional course in English literature.
All teachers are specially re
quested to make plans to attend the
Institute for tho two weeks. Wc
also invite young men and women
wno arc not teaching, but expect
t ) become teachers, in the near fu
ture. A great deal of profitable
school work can bc done in two
A. L. Easterling.
Co. Supt. ol'education.
7-9 A. D
??amm??< >\ for Scno?jrchi#>
Benncttsville on Friday July 3rd,
beginning at 9 o'clock.
Clemson college, foin* vacancies.
Agrieoulfurc course-three. Tex
University pf South Carolina,
one vaeaney- - Xoriu.il course.
Charleston college-one scholar
ship. Winthrop college-one va
Applications must bo properly
signed and tiled before day of ex
amination. 1 have on hand appli
cation blank-, which 1 will supply
ihose who desire them.
A. L. Easterling,
Co Su(?:. <>! education.
7 A. P,
?, 8:15 O'CLOC
w A ar TC 8
And Miscellaneous Notices.
Advertisements under this
head are published for 25
cents for each insertion of
25 words or less, cash in
FOR SALE-Several fresh milk
cows, well bred,pricesmoderate. Ap
ply to Mrs. Margaret McRa?, Ked
Bluff. S. C. ?-0 A. D.
If one feels dull and spiritless, lu the
spring or early summer, they call it
"Spring I?*evcr." but there ls no fever
-usually. It is thc ufter effect of our
winter habits. The nerves are mostly
at fault. Tired worn-out nerves leave
us lanquid, lifeless, and without spirit
or ambition. A few doses of Dr.
Shoop's Restorative will absolutely and
quickly change all of these depressing
symptoms. The Resora of course won't
bring you back to full he ilth in a day or
two, but it will do enough , in 48 hom s
to satisfy you that the remedy is reach
ing that "tired spot". Druggists every
where are advising its use as a splendid
anil prompt general tonic, lt gives more
vim and more spirit to thc spoonful than '
any other known nerve or constitutional
tonic, lt sharpens a failing appetite,
aids digestion, frees sluggish livers and
kidneys, and brings new life, strength
and ambition. Test it a few days and
Jno. T. Douglas.
The co-partnership existing bo
tween Warreen Moore and myself
under the firm name of Moore & .
Co., in the fertilizer business, is
this day dissolved .by mutual con
B. K. Moore,
Bennettsvillc, S. C,
June 4, 1908. 2G-29
To stop any pain, anywhere in 20 min
utes, simply take just one of Dr.
Shoop's Tink Pain Tablets. Pain means
congestion --blood pressure -that is all.
Dr. Shoop's Headache-or Pink Pain
Tablets-will quickly coax bloold press-,
ure away from pain center. After that;*
pain is gone. Headache, Neuralgia;
painful periods with women etc. get ir \
stain Help. 20 Tablets 25c. Sold by V^K
Jno. T. Douglas.
There is ii Pink Pain Tablet made by
.... .. v U tl! 1 -'bi' |.;' :
iii ??.?(? Thblets. bill t.htf> stop otbe<
t that is all, Pain comes from blood pres
sure-congestion. Stop that pressure
with Dr. Shoop's Headache Tablets and
' pain is instantly gone. 2u Tablet 25c.
Jno. T. Douglas.
Prof lv?vstcrtmd M Conway
The Marion Star says:
Prof T C Kasterling went to con
way Saturday morning where ho
will bold a summer school for the
\ next two weeks.
Waa tn Poor lioulth Poi' Years
Ira VV\ Kelly, of Wansnold, Pn . write*
"1 was in i>Oiir health for two yonis, HU'
j feting from ki lley nud bltul b r troubla, I
nimm o IOHO" ora-ojo money conpulthnr pbysi?
( HUH we bouc ubtt?miiig any m ?rked hone?
tit. I-a" \V?IM cared by Petey's Kldurto OutO,
uiul 1 ?.-no to .ill uiy lo^?moay ihut P.
muy ii" ile ..mum ot whoring th*? health ot
lither*" hV'fii'A.uhHtltutes, Reid & Co
's Drug Store
Mt*)*?M?atm??MU1i4?^*ntnmmm,ui II in I.Vii.i'mi. ?rn.