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or DECENDANTS TO FOURTH
Nr. ?nd Mrs. John S Fletcher
Age 80 and 85, Have
By J P Gibson
Mr. Editor:-Knowing your
eagerness for reports of all news
items, and social functions of in
terest and importance; I will
therefore, as laconically as possible
give an account of one of thc most
pleasant, yet elaborate in all of its
appointments, of any social enter
tainment ever participated in by
mo. It was only a family reunion,
a notable, extensive and prominent
connection of Adamsvillo township
in upper Marlboro- John S
Fletcher and his wife Ann Gibson
Fletcher, her maiden name being
Gibson, and the only aunt the
writer has now living bc being 8<>
years of agc while his good wife is
85. They have had nine children,
four now living, 33grand-children
living, and 22 great grand-children
living and live great grand chil
dren dead. .1 Clarence Coving
ton of Clio, son of lili Covington,
deceased, is thc eldest grand child,
bc being 38.
On Thursday duly 23rd, at the
elegant home of John C Fletcher,
this entire large connection assen)
bled in honor of this aged couple
fen- the purpose ol' celebrating
their family reunion. Having
stopped at. McColl for sc une time,
to listen to the congressional can
didates, it was nearly 12 o'clock
when 1 arrived at this happy
home, one of the completest coun
ty homos in the slate- Fertile
acres surrounding the handsome
residence, various fruit trees laden
vith ripe lucious peaches, apples,
?rrm-?r?<5 oto ulsn n hirero, ocean
uoi HIV, ouadc ~. Loose giant OakSi
grand fathers and fathers, great
grand children and mothers,
brothers and sisters, cousins,
nioccs and nephews, all sitting in
thc shade on the lovely lawn in
one happy affectionate groupe re
lating interesting incidents of
childhood, transactions of the past,
present and things yet to come.
There were 51) members of this
numerous family present, and
never did a happier groupe of kin
dred collect on their native hearth.
At dinner time tho diff?rent
good women ol' the family bogan
to unpack their baskets, boxes and
trunks, and never in all my life,
have 1 witnessed a greater diversi
fication of good things to eat, it
did seem that each tried to excel
thc other, and no set of judges
could have decided to whom the
premium belonged, for they all
excelled. Good old country hams,
with its appetizing flavor, fried
chicken all kinds of fruit pies cus
tards and salads and I know that
I ate three different kinds of
pound cake, "each better than thc
Such a table, and such a love
feast! I really believe that such
occasions cause us to love one an
other moro, we live longer by
mingling one with thc other. Af
ter thc regular dinner wc had
those line peaches in profusion,
water melons and icc cream-more
than the crowd could consume.
During the afternoon groupes
were formed, while photographer
Spencer from Bonnottsvill? took
five different views hi st thc entire
crowd, then tho aged couple, next
tho children, then the grand chil
dren and last the great-grand-chil
John C. Fletcher and good com
panion in thotr declining ytars
should foel proud of their honored
and highly respected posterity.
They will have left and bequeath
ed to tn? world as a fine noble pa
triotic lino of decondants as any
two can boast in the state. In fact j
there are noun better; sober, in
dustrious, intelligent, patriotic,
public spirited and God fearing
and God serving. Christian mon
and women what better can bo
gotten out of this life? They have
been industrious, reared a large
family, served God, not one of
their family is a "black shcop,"
all ranking among tho best, good
examples have been set, pious aud
exampliary lives have been lived,
children oven down to the fourth
generation have followed after the
aged father and mother in Israiel.
Such a career, sc ch a scene is a
blessed benediction to any commu
nity, and the divine promise to
those who will obey God and do
his will has been wonderfully ful
filled and demonstrated in a pro
nounced maimer, in this example.
It pays to live right for God will
never leave or desert those who
trusf und obey him.
John C Fletcher is just now in
Stalling a gasoline plant, four
horse power engine, and twelve
horse power built r, with his dy
nama and independent electric
plant, water works, hot and cold
water in every room in his hon sot
clcctrio falt?, hath tub and bath
rooms all complete in his country
home. Besides this all of his
water drawn hy this power, a wood
saw attached which will cut Ins
lire and stove fuel. Registered
cows and hogs, home raised colts,
and throughout that section are
simon pure blooded Fletcher boys
and girls, td' whom none better
ievCr lived God grant that this
noble aged cou ph may live to wil
iness many returns of these anni
.J. P. Gibson.
cd a fewot ber Ineiuis last >\ ed lies -
day evening. Every one reports a
nice time. Among those, present
were: .Misses Beulah and Pearl
Stanton, Ada Wright, Myrtle
Boahn, Carrie Oesloy,Ethel Stack
house, bee and Lizzie Parker,
Messers Hu fus, Claude, Tom, and
Peter Stanton, Howard Stack
house, John Britt, .1 T McQueen,
Dr Thos Allen,Dunbar Harrington
Jim and Bill Currie, Will Stanton,
Edmond McQueen and JohnCoxO.
M iss Myrtle has returned from a
delightful visit in North Carolina
where she. has been Visiting friends.
Miss Lee Parker of McColl is
spondillg a few days with Miss
Mr .lohn Britt of Dillon spent a
few days this week willi Mr Dun
Dunbar has a dentist now, Dr
Allon of Latta Murrah 1 for Dun
Miss Sallie Fuller of 'fatum is
visiting at the home of Mrs B. .J.
Miss Ophelia Berry is spendingu
few days with thc Misses Carin i
Mr J. H. Roberts has returned
to Dunbar alter spending a few
days ul Wrightsville Beach.
Miss Pearle Stanton is spending
a while visiting in Wesley.
Miss Carrie Osolcy is visiting
Miss Myrtle Boahn
There was a delightful dance at
j Mr and Mrs W Iv I laics' last Fri
day night, given in honor of the
young lady visitors.
The Remedy That Does.
"DrKing's New Discovery is the rem
edy tliat does thc healing others pro
mise luit fail to perform," says Mrs IO R
Pierson, of Auburn Centre, Pa. It is
curing me ot throat and hitor trouble of
long stnuding, that other treatments re
lieved only temporarily. New oiseovei y
is doing tue so much good that I feel
confident its continued use for a reason
able length of time will restore me to
perfect health." This renowned cough
and cold remedy and throat and lung
healer is sold at Douglas and Breeden
drugstore, 50c and $1.00. Trial bottle
Burnt Stores Being Rebuilt-Meet
ings at Bethel and Antioch
Brightsville, July 20.-Tho lit
tle town of Brightsville is on the
up grado now. Mr. E W Good
win is building a large store at
his mill and rumor soys that ho is
buying a large stock of goods and
tho name of tho tirm will bo Good-1
Mr. W. E. Pato is building a
nico store out at his father's, near
Antioch church, whore ho will con
duct a general mercantile business.
Our readers will remember that
some months ago all tho mercan
tile stores at Goodwin Mills were
J. 1). McQueen has been run
ning a crate factory at thc mill all
Tho cantaloupe growers are not
making anything on their canta
loupes this year.
Misses Belle Reynolds and
Pearl Aroman, of Star, N. C., have
been on a visit to their cousin, .1.
M. Hurley, and other relatives in
the Boykin section, and are now at
or near Laurinburg, N. C.
The third quarterly conference
for Brighton circuit was hold at
Boykin church (Friday last. 'The
presiding older, Mr. Kilgo, gave
us one of his good sermons, from
thc text, "When 1 boca
put away childish tin
made some good points
ho was Sorry that thor
many gray haired babi
Tho Bethel meeting b
day and will run th
week, and then it
Antioch on thc Uh Sun
up, Mr. Editor, and sp
in the country at an old
Methodist meeting. 1>
bo on tho ground. Wo
plan better than to ha
homo right in the heat o
and then go back to tba
Ottoiu, wno uves in i<lorain, nus
been on a visit te the many friends
and kindred of his in tho county
and returned to his home on Tues
day of last week.
Married by Magistrate J McB
Hurley on Sunday duly 12th, Mr.
Raymond Butler to Miss Mattie
Rainwaters, all of Brightsville.
Crop* are line but the dry
weather has hurt, us considerably.
Waa in l'oor lionith For Years
I rn W, Kelly, of Mansfield, Pa . writes
"1 wan ii? poor health for two years, witt
feritig from kidney und bladder trouble, 1
spent considerable money consulting phyni?
i-??niK without obtaining any marked bend*
iii , but wu:* cured by Foley's Kldoep Cure,
and 1 desire td ?dd my testimony timi it
may bo tho cause of restoring tho health of
others" Rofune substitutes, Reid & Co
Masonic Honors Conferred,
Dr. (? S Evans of Colon, Canal
Rone. Panama, was in Bennetts
ville on Monday night, duly 27,
and the honor-, of Red Cross
Knighthood and Malla were con
ferred upon him here at that time
by 1 >elphi ( Sommandcry.
Dr. Evans is visiting at his old
home in Marion county, and came
tO Bonnettsvilje to receive these
degrees from the Commandery.
ile Will sail from New York on
Aug. 10, returning to Panama.
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UeArtHtrcngth, or Heart Wenknoss. menm Nervo
Rtn-ngth, or Nervo Weakness-nothing moro. 1'os
Itlvely. not one weak heart in a hundred I?, in it
Mll. actually diseased. It Is alinojt always a
hidden tiny little uetrvo that really ls all at fault.
TUIB obscure nervo-the Cardiac, Ot Il.art Nervo
-6linply noeds, and must havo. more power, mar*
Mobility, moro controlling, moro ?overnlng
ftrcngth. Without that tho Heart must continuo
to (all, and tho stoma<!h and kidneys also har*
thc.se sam.* contgplttn'g norm?.
This clearly oicuuilns why, as A medicino, nr.
Nkoop's Ilestoratlto has in tho past dono so much
lor noak and allin? Uoarti Dr. Shoop first sought
the cfo jo of all this painful, palpitatlug, suffocat
ing heart dUtrass. I)r. iihoep's KostorathV- thU
popHlar proscription-ls a!o?v* ?1lr.vf.ul to thew
w_c?k and wastlnr~norve centers. It bufiUi;
ItCstrengtheni; it odors road, gpnuluo heart help.
If you would havo strong HearU, strong (U*
8cition, strengthen tlukw [gorros - re-establliu
?loni M uA?d?4, with
JOHN T. D0UQLA3.
On Thursday evening, July 28,
Miss Sue Covington and Mr. John
Watson were married at the home
of tho bride's father, Ohas. F Cov
ington, on Matheson street. Kev.
li K Turnipseed performed the
The marriage was a quiet affair,
only tho family and a few intimate
friends of thc bride and groom be
ing present. Both of these, young
people are popular in Bcnnotts
villc and have many friends and
relatives in thc county who wish
them all possible happiness.
After spending a few days away
on their bridal trip, Mr. and Mrs.
Watson have returned to Bonnotts
villo, which will be their home.
"Health Coffee" is really the close
Coffee fmitatiiii ever yet produced.This
lever Coffee Substitute was recently pro
duced by Dr ,Sho<*> of Racine, Wis. Not
a grain ol real Coffee in it either. Dr
SllOOp'S Health Coffee is made from pure
toasted ?r;iius with malt nuts etc. Really
it would fool ntl expert who might drink
it for Coffee. No 20 or 30 minutes tedious
boiling "Made in a minute" says the doc
tor .Sold by R I) Rogers & Uro.
A Vn.tr of Minera.
Mr. and Mlas Dancer were reputad
the most notorious misera In the eight
eenth century. Thc manner Ut winch
this eouple were fourni after death to
? dlaposud of their wea I Ul was even
e atruugo than could havo boen
r method of acquiring Lt The total
e was ?20,000, which was thus dln
d of: Two thousand live hundred
ida was found under a dunghill,
in an old cont nailed to the man
In the stable, ?000 In notes was
en away In nn old teapot, thu
moy yielded ?2,000 ?towed lu nluo
dlfferont crevices, and BOT era.)
Oiled with coin were secreted in
> : ii .d'- Af it ti a Churtn,
tat shriveled parchment, tho chor> !
)JT ICnglisli freedom, was saved, it 1? !
, by tho veriest chunco from tho
lora of a merciless tailor. Struck
he Kfoat sonia attached to a pleco
aper the tailor was cutting up, Sit
?rt Cotton stopped tho coan und
him fourpence for tho document
ould havo destroyed. It la now In
ilrltlsh museum, Hoad and mount?
maia s reply,
"Woll, what did thc lady ?ny to your*1
"IMoase, ma'am, sh? Bald I wasn't
to KIVC you warning, an I mount to.
?ho said I was to look upon you aa roy
th?ra-?nd boar lt."-Now Turner.
Delay Has Been Dangerous io
Do thc right thing at tho right
Act quickly in times of danger.
Backache is kidney danger.
Donn's Kidney Pills act quickty.
("ure all distressing, dangerous,
Plenty of evidence to prove this,
1). li. Norris, living one and ono
half miles north of Darlington, S.
C.. says: "1 am pleased to recom
mend Donn's Kidney Pills and
give this testimonial in the hope
that some sufferer may be benclit
tetl thereby. I have, to drive sev
eral miles every day and I believe
that tho constant jarring of tho rig
caused my kidneys to become af
fected, at any rate, my back be
came very lame and sore and ach
ed nearly all tho time. Mornings
after arising, it would be quito
awhile before 1 could ?jet about
with any great degree of freedom,
and though I used plasters and
rubbed my back with liniments, I
did not get any better. When the
kidney s?cr?tions began to act reg
ularly anti contained a sediment, I
concluded that thc trouble arose
from my kidneys, and as I bad
been told about the merit of Donn's
Kidney Pills, I bought a box. I
had taken them only a short tim?
when tho backaches coased, the
kidney secretions became regular
and 1 felt better in every way."
For sale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Buffalo, New York, solo agents for
the United Statos.
Homember the name-Doan's
anti take no other.
About Various and Sundry thirds
Bf J r Gibbon
Mr. Editor: - A few days ago I <
most pleasantly spent with my <
friend T D Lashley, at Kollock, i
near Cheraw, who conducts a nice ?
mercantile business, is postmaster ?
and is also a progressive farmer ?
of that section. Ile has a most
interesting family-wife and five
children, all boys, tho baby a line i
looking bouncing boy four or live
months old who bears the name of i
Proston Gibson Lashley, and of
course will either lill thc United
States senator's chair, or make a
Methodist bishop-I will long re
member tho open, gushing hospi
tality of this warm personal
friend. I had the pleasure of rid
ir g through his farm, down on the
river into his corn-his entire crop
promises to bo exceedingly linc.
Mr. Charlie Smith was busy
with his canteloupcs,they were in
deed tine but I fear that thc re
duction in price has prevented him
from realizing tho paying and lu
crative price that his efforts de
served and waranted-John Keilt
Pogues has ii good farm at the
station, and ho also is experiment
ing this year with cantoloupos, ,
and as his is rather late, 1 hope
that ho will lill a gap and receive
better prices, as I hoar that prices
at present aro much better than
they were ono week ago. ;
Rev. Walter YV Poole, president j
of Rutherford (X. C.) college has i
boon visiting his father and mother ,
near Poy kin, Mr. and Mrs. An
drew II Peele, and preached last
Sunday week at his old church
Boykin I was much impressed, '
while thc brilliant young divine 1
was "deli vet lng his able sermon- 1
on tho "vision ol' Isaiah - " he
had as hearers his venerable 1
grandfather, William Peele, moro (
than SU years of ago, also his god
ly and pious father and mother, 1
besides many old friends and com- 1
rades of his boyhood days. 1
UetHi i tiiuwiic..
is claimed that the fruit bas not 1
been first class, besides the tre
mendous peach and berry crop has
caused low prices for cantoloupos .
-watermelons aro bringing better
Thos. A Iluekabce of Smyrna ,
church section was in town Satur
day driving his lino blooded pair j
of bayhorscs-ho is one of our line
looking citizens, and no one enjoys
lifo better, and to see him driving
into the city behind this elegant J
span of high headed roadsters, he ,
presents a most attractive and ad- j
miring spectacle. i
Your reports of the senatorial ?'
and state campaigners wore fair ,
and impartial, and I belive that tho 1
"blind man will" will be nomina
ted at the first primary for state
superintendent of education.
Mr Northam says that it is trio1
that he was prosent at tito time of
his birth, and that there certainly
cannot beany dispute concerning (
his North Carolina nationality. Be
sides himself, who was present, J
was old aunt "Katie Steele" an ?
aged daughter of Ham, was "on
thc spot" and can boar testimony
that he was very vigorous and ,
"very much alive", oven in his
extr?me youthful period. Besides 1
attending to legislative duties Mr. ^
Northam expects to sell much ma
chinery while in Columbia, as lie I
will come in contact with pro
gressive, gentlemen from every
section of thc state. I
I am delighted to notice that my i
good and true friend C 10 Stubbs,
of Sumter, is a candidate for the
house of representative, and it is ?
generally bolivcd that ho will be
elected. Ile is a native of Marl
boro county, but went to Sumter
in L865, and is closely and inti
mately identified with all the
important interests of that soction.
He is quito popular, well inform
ed, intelligent and will make a
splendid and useful representative.
J F Gibson, in response to
tin invitation visited Bruton's
Fork baptist church last Sunday,
tho 26th instant, that being the
occasion for "children's day exer
cises", aud delivered a Sunday
school address. The venerable
superintendent, Mr. Jas. S Liles
is yet active in good works being
ti regular attendant, although
nearly 80 years of age. It is a
benediction to have the pleasure
of a few hours in the presence of
Mr. and Mrs. Liles and their
daughter, Miss Donnie.
Back from Europe. .,
D Kenneth McColl and Oscar
Grosch have returned from their
trip to Europe. Mr. Grosch arriv
ed Friday night and Mr. McColl
They went on the samo steamer
to Europe and traveled together
for awhile and then separated, each
traveling over various parts of
tho continent alone. Mr. Grosch
spent most of his time in Ger
many, while Mr. McColl went to M
Franco, longland and Scotland. ?
Returning home, Mr. Grosch
sailed from Bremen and landed at
Baltimore, while Mr. McColl sail
ed from Liverpool and landed at
Philadelphia. It happened that
they reached Bcnncttsvillo within
a few hours of each other.
Just Exactly Right.
"I have used Dr King's New Life Pills
for several years, and find them just ex
letlv right," says Mr A A Pelton, of
Harrisville, N. Y. New Life Pills re
lieve without the least discomfort, liest
remedy for constipation, biliousness and
malaria. 25e. at noughts Cl Breeden
Pine Grove Defeated Gibson.
Pine Grove, July '25.-Thc base
ball game between Pine Grove and
Gibson resulted in a score of six
Lo live in favor of Pine Grove.
The game proved to bo a very
,ight one from thc start on account
:>f tho good pitching of John Mcll
winen who pitched for Gibson but
balanced by the good choice of
nen for Pine Grove having play,
irs from Washington, D. C., to
' V i :i|<-l|i'?: JA
i, .1 iVbihsliipj ?\ l b. O Gleicher:
'd I E Fi?,i teri O A dams'
. I, ll ivoj cr; ii, x uonicu. c
The features of thc game wore:
L, The good pitching of John
Ylcllwinen and thc bum fielding of
Jim Pate on first, for Gibson.
'2. The encouraging remarks of
Tom Loving upon thc Pine Grovel
dayers and tho good pitching of
Krank Manship, for Pine Grove.
It Can't Be BcaJ.
The best of all teachers is experience
2 M Harden, of Silver City, North Caro
ina, says: "1 find that lvlectrie hitter,
loi s all that's c laimed for it. I?Or ?>t01U
ich, Liver and Kidney troubles it can't
>e bc.it. I have tried it and find it :
nost excellent medicine." Mi' Mantel
s right; it's the best of all medicine)
ilso for weakness, lame back, and all nu
lown conditions. Pest too for chills am
ualaria. Sohl under guarantee nt DOUg
as & breeden drug store. 50c.
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ind Professional Courses lea^
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Baehelor of Arts, Bachelor
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Well equipped Laboratory
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Expenses moderate- ma
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Next Session 104th begi
For Announcement write
the President, Columbia, S.
845 A. D.