Newspaper Page Text
HOME OF MRS. PATTERSON
AT MCCOLL ROBBED
A Lartfe Part of Watermelons and
Canteloupes Lett in the
McColl July 28th-Kev. J Free
man is conducting a revival meet
ing at Greenville, S. C.
Some miscreant entered the
home of Mrs. Minnie Patterson,
of Iceman mill, (while tho family
were at prayer meeting last week)
and stole nine dollars in silver: $0
in greenbacks was left untouched.
The act was doubly mean in that
Mrs. Patterson is a widow, and
thc mills arc working about half
Mrs. Lynch of Cheraw, is visit
ing her mother, Mrs. Harry Gad
Our patients, Thelma Hubbard
and liuth Bristow, arc getting on
nicely, thus far. Misses Butler
and Bullock, trained nurses from
Highsmith sanatarium have charge
of tho cases.
Archie Buckingham, from Ep
worth orpanage, is visiting his
aunt, Mrs. Carrie Plummer.
Miss Mabel Freeman is visiting
Miss E Walsh, after a lengthy
vacation, pleasantly spent with
relatives in North Carolina, has
returned to the home of her niece,
Mrs. Dr. Douglas Hamer.
Mr, James li Jones, of Antioch,
has been visiting tho family of
Mr. John Smith, at Gibson.
Miss Ellen Gaiuey thc Method
ist home missionary, is spending
her vacation with relatives in
Cumberland county, N. C.
Miss Mary Thompson is visiting
relatives in Greensboro and Kern
ersville N. C.
Mr. Robert Chapman is visiting
Asheville and points north.
Miss Nannie Fletcher, after tak
ing a course of music in the Knox
ville summer school, is visiting a
friend in Sumter.
Mr Henry Plummer has return
ed from a pleasant visit to Raeford
Mrs. James Kirby has returned
to her home in Spartanburg-ac
companied by hor da ugh tr, Mrs.
Swan Houston, and lillie grand
son, T J.
Mrs. J E Haywood and children
spent several days ol' last week
with her sister, Mrs. Luther .Mr
La uri n.
Mrs. Dr. Evans and Mrs. Lau
renco Bundy, of Clio, visited
friei ls in McColl last week.
"Intoxicating liquor, cigars, and
pipes were excluded from tho Re
publican convention. Tho tem?
pora ry chairman, Senator .J C
Burrows, was refused admission
by the door keepers until he had
thrown away the cigar ho was
smoking as bo attempted to enter".
If such things are not considered lit
for the inside of a Republican con
vention hall, they aro surely ned
lit for tho outside of tho sanctu
ary of God. Some time since, tho
writer saw (within a few feet of a
church door) men smoking pipes
Thc Raleigh Christian Advocate
has this to say about tho vc J'y
largo hals now being worn: "Tho
big hat" is a menace to thc preach
ed word. We have often noticed
a frown on the faces of those who
were vainly trying to seo the
preacher through a forest of rib
bons, feathers, and laces. That
frown spells a spoiled service for
tho ono who sits behind the Icu..
The gospel does not have, "free
course". Tho world does not al
'low it. Go into the theatres and
lecture rooms, and no hats little
or big f? bo seen. The ma nager
will not allow it. Can the church
alford to put Up with what tho
world itself dispenses with? The
question will have to be settled.
Tho big hat must go. It will go
when the oilicial boards request
the preachers to request the wom
en lo sit in church with uncovorod
heads. Such a request would
cause consternation-porhai s a
row and a decapitated proachor;
but tho thing would work beauti
fully in tho long run".
McColl shipped 32 cars of mel
ons, and 15 cars of canteloupes.
Tho melon market was a disap
pointment-not moro than one
third of tho melons wore shipped.
Owing to depressed condition of
tho market not one half of tho can
teloupes were shipped--the fruit
in both cases being allowed to rot
in tho field.
Mrs. Julia Ford and daughter
(Miss May) are summering at
Riehburg, S. C. Mrs. Ford is
ono of our most cHieient teachers:
pcculiary lifted for tho profession
she so loves.
Miss Ramsey, of North Caro
lina, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
Misses Emma McRae and Leila
liarnos, visited Miss Pearl Morris
on last week.
Rev. J Bunn is again able to lid
his pulpit. His congregation
gladly welcome him.
McColl played two games with
Fayetteville last week: winning
one. Wo do not know tho score:
but learn that our boys put up a
good gamo-and gave tho. Fayette
ville team some hard work'.
Thc womans home mission so
ciety is deeply concerned in all
legislation concerning child-la
bor; and at thc recent board meet
ing in Louisville, passed some
very forcible resolutions calling
upon employers, parents, and so
cial workers to uso their inlluonce
to secure to little children their
rights to childhood. Several
states enforce age limit-varying
from ten to fourteen years. South
Carolina alone sets no age for or
phans, or for children of widows,
or disable fathers.
Mrs. A K Odom spent last week
(accompanied by her sons) visiting
relatives near Gibson.
Several candidates were on our
streets last week; and there was
speaking at McLaurins hall: very
well attended, considering the
fanners were busy with fruitship
Mr and Mrs Charles Creech re
turned to McColl after a delightful I
trip to ponds in North Carolina:
and are at homo to their friends in
the beautiful Hatch residence.
Mrs Bellinger pleasantly enter
tained a few of her friends last
Friday evening. Invited guests
wore Mrs Chapman, Misses Ellen
and Eliza Lester ami Mr John
Mr R, W, Keels and son ,lundis
have just returned from a \i-n to
Boston, and other points .North.
Mr John Chapman, of Chatta
nooga Tenn is visiting his mother
Mon of 11 ic president who will nc
company him on his shooting trip in
Africa next April.
Sawyer's Wonderful Memory.
Senator PhilctUH Sawyer of Wlseoh?
sin seldom wrote a letter, because lie
was sensitive about his weakness lu
Spelling, and dictated nearly every
thing to a stenographer. Rut ho had
a marvelous eye and memory for fig
tires. When lu; was chairman of (hr>
commit feo on comtnerco of Ibo house
ol' representativos and made up tho
river and harbor hill he could tell to a
coplier tm? appropriations thal hal
lava made oneil year for any number
ot' years for any public Improvement
In Hutt linc. Ills memory was as ne?
? ural.! :(.?. the books of lim treasury.
TO ELELER.BE AS TO POPU
LARITY AT HOML
Wa.s not Accepted By Elerbe -
Other Incidents Of McColl
Dy J. r. Gibson.
Thc congressional meeting was
held in the McLaurin hall, at Mc
Coll on duly 23, and all of tho
speakers were given a patient and
respectfuj hearing itt thc following
ordei-Kagsdale, Coggeshall, Kl?
lerbe, Murchison and Hodges.
The meeting was presided over
by Hugh L McLaurin. Mr. Kays
dale, of Florence, the first speaker
spoke nearly ono hour and made a
capital speech, all of which was it
review ol' Congressman Ellerbc's
record, lie criticised his inactivity
in securing resid?s in his district,
and oiled the maller of rural
roules, comparing this, the (Uh
district with other districts in the
state, where many more rural mail
routes had been established than
had been opened up in the sixth
district. Ile spoke of some of Mr.
Ellert c's votes while in congress,
and went into details in reference
to the Florence post ollice allait'
of which your readers have heard
much, and from Kagsdalo's point of
view, he certainly placed Elk roo
in quito an unenviable predica
These personal malters have ho
place in a political campaign, as
tho public is not interested and
prefer to listen to importaittVissuos,
and wise national malters discuss
ed. Mr. Kagsdale, during his se
vere arraignment ol' his opponent,
was attentively listened to and it
was said that he made son'ici votes
Mr. Coggorhall of Dallington
followed. He wrs a perfectstrang
or to ibo people lu? met at McColl,
but impressed the audience with
his knowledge ol' national issues,
which he discussed most intelligent
ly. Ile isa clean, high toned gen
tleman- Mr. Coggorshall proceed
ed to correct a report that had
gained publicity, that he would not
gel a majority of lite votes cast in
Darlington county, lie stated that
ho had always been elected to all
positions to which he aspired by
his people, and made, thia prpposi
lion. That if he did not carry Dar
lington cornily by ? larger majoritj
than Mr. Ellcrbc would carry
Marion, tittil he would withdraw
from the contest, hut Mr. Ifillerbe
did Hoi accept thc proposition;
Mr. Coggeshall ?aid thal lie did
not char/ "o Mr. lOllerbo with tho
circulation of these reports, bul
that Mr. Ellerbek friend? were
tolling these things with tho hope
of damaging and weakening Mr.
Coggeshall away from home.
Mr. Klierbo followed in his ?tl
tractive and captivating style, and
attempted io olear up thc cobwebs
spread by hi- lirst opponent, and
seemed to satisfy Ids moro ardern
friends, as they slated that he had
fully exonerated and vindicated
himself ?gains! thc charges made
by tho other candidates.
Mr. Murchison is a young man
from Dillon, with good faco, claims
hoi t<> ho a speaker, did nol refer
to Mr. I'illerbe, did not speak long,
made good impression and gained
some follow iii!.'.
lt was hoi and late, and the au
dionco was hungry, as it was far
past their dinner hour, when Mr.
1* A Hodges commenced to speak.
1 Io discussed ni an able manner
national iptcsfions, such as thc
tari il", taxation, government expen
diture- etc. I Ic made a good and
sensible speech and wisely made
his remarks hriof and allowed the
people to go to dinner as it wa >
about I wo o'clock, Hodges is quite
popular at Mot Joli and u ill get a
Tho candidatos lingered in Mo '
( ?oil dining tho aftornooth talki hg !
to friends, leaving by |>r?varie con-1
voy ti ncc for ( Uio, whore tiley all
spoke on Friday,
THE CHILD'S MIND.
?Ivo It m CfcfMr.ee te Develop by Ita
The littler thoy are the better, be
cause farther reuioved from the world
that ls ours aud deeper placed tu their
owu world. A good. baby radiates
poaee. Every ono who la rightly cou
nt I tuted ami los at tho sight of it.
They oro busy, they are cheerful.
As a rule, thoy seem to bo kind to ouo
another. They are not bored, and un
less the weather ls Insufferable or they
are sick they arc not depressed.
What philosophers! What heroes!
Is lt strange that the attitude of an
unpervcrted child should bo tho Chris
tian ideal V
Tho great merit of children as com
panions lies In tho breadth of their
tolerations. They aro easy to please,
agreeable to most propositions and not
They do not "know better." That ls
ono of their dollghtfulost trults. Chil
dren will trust you, and that ls ono of
tho most gratifying compliments pos
In the company of children you have
relief lu considering what will pay.
The things that they do and prefer to
do, do not pay. ns a rule, except In tho
doing of them.
Wise elders who ore quail fled to
train the mind of a child are pretty
scarce. Tho next hest thing ls the
oilier who Is wise enough to respect
tho child's mind and give lt a chance
to develop In a sympathetic atmos
phere by Its own natural processes.
10. S. Martin in Harper's Magazine.
AN OLD GERMAN LEGEND.
Tlie Skull With tlie Nail Driven
TK>*oufrIt Itn Temple.
At Freiburg, linden, in front of an
old chapel rich In mediaeval painting
depleting the rewards of virtue and
the wages of slu, stands o great cross,
at its foot a skull with fl nail driven
Into tho templo.
A shoemaker of Freiburg, according
to tradition, died suddenly In the good
old days before coroners and Juries
were too Inquisitive and was liuried
near whore the cross stands, fica reel y
had the earth upon bis grave been wet
hy the rains before his wife took a FOO
Neighbors talked, but that was all.
One night the priest of tho parish
awoke to find standing at the foot of
his bed the ghost of the dead shoe,
maker. The ghastly figure raised a
gory lock from its forehead and point
ed to a nail driven in tho temple.
Tho body was exhumed, und Piero
was the evidence of tho crime Just ns
Uie specter had Indicated. The wlfo
confessed the murder and was execut
ed. But the skull was placed at tits
foot, of the cross as a warning.
"Tho effect was most wholesome,"
relates the truthful chronicler, "for
since then not n wife of Freiburg has
murdered her husband." ,
A Contrary Kl UK.
If over there was anything In tho
world that went hy contraries, lt Is
tho Chinese dag. lt will bo recalled
that lt ls one of the gayest of national
standards. 'Jlie body of tho banner ls
of a pale yellow. In tho tippo.' left
hand coiner ls a small roil sun, anti
looking at it ls a tierce Chinese dragun.
About 1,000 years ago, so the story
runs, (ho Chinese made war upon the
.Tapai.ese. They prepared for ll grcill
invasion. As a prophecy of victory
they adopted a stand?yd will cb ls that
of the present time. They took the
sun of Japan and made lt very small.
This they put in front of the dragon's
mouth to express tho Iden that thc
Chinese dragon would devour the .lap
nne.se. it happened, however, that th?
Chinese fleet, conveying na anny of
100,000 men, was wrecked on Its way
to .tapan by a great storm, anil all but
three ol' the 100,000 perished. The re
suit of recent events has not been any
in >re convincing than tho first nffalt
dint the Chinese dag has been cor
Humor lu the Var taint.
Abdul' Hallinan, the Into (turner of Af
ghanistan, had a grim sense of humor
which was sometimes exorcised with
out scruple, on one occasion a dur
bar he was holding was Interrupted by
a man who, in a state of tho greatest
excitement, rushed lu dedaring that
the Russians were advancing to invade
Afghanistan. Turning aside for a mtv
meut from the business In progress,
the late nmoor In the most unconcerned
tones ordered Ills shah"..ssl to conduct
the mau to tho summit o? u certain
watch tower. "Look you out well for
the Russians," commanded AUdur Ita li
llian, "for you do not eal until you seo
them arrive."- Grand Magnzluo.
( OOUN Unlit '|'l,,.lr Tante,
"1 never season things up to my own
taste," said a man who hus cooked in
a restaurant for ninny years. "Very
few cooks do. They have palates that
fra ve high seasoning. The lodger they
cook tho more salt and pepper and
f.plees they require. If I should send
up my dishes as I like them, they
would bo so hot and peppery that half
the patrons in tho restaurant would be
unable to eat them."- Now York Press.
IllzonnorYon are charged with
breaking a chair over your WitVi head.
Prisoner lt was an occident, your
honor. Hl/onner --What' Didn't you
intend to hit her? Plisot?ir Yes, but
I didn't Intend to break tho chair.
Tho Lory Horm-,
An Irishman once tapped a poky
horse with a whip and said, "Lick up
your feet, and they'll fall llielrSOlVCS."
The readiest and surest way io get
rid of coil ure ls to correct ourselves. --
IT TURNED OUT WRON?X
A Mum??? Mn?'? ?3xp?rim?M *%?t
ntdn'Y Untre ?he Deal ??4
While ft certain citizen wa? walting
in a certain barber-shop for his turn
to bo shaved, ho picked up a new?
Kaper, and tho Ur nt thing that caught
is oyo Was this:
"No matter how busy a mrfn may
be, ho should find timo every day to
tell his wifo that ho loves her."
Tho paper fell from his hand as
ho fell to musing upon the golden
past. Onco moro ho wa? a young
man, living on hopo and six dollars a
week, with a wifo and two children
to cheer him on his way. Thoso wcro
bright and happy days, bccauRO they
were full of lovo. Ho used to talk to
his wifo a great deal about love in
that halcyon time, but ho didn't do it
no couldn't tell how or when or
wby ho had dropped tho practice, but
ho had to confess to himself that he
Just then tbe barber shouted:
"Next!" and tho citizen roused up
with a start, and got into the chair.
The harbor said it was a nice day,
but tho citizen was so buried In
thought that ho heeded him not, and
made no" reply.
The towel went under his chin, and
the lather went on to his face, and
the Bable man who bent over him in
timated that it looked very much Uko
rain, but he wan so deep in thought
that this remark was also wasted.
Tho citizen was thinking of tho
happy hours when love's young dream
was his, and ho was going without
everything In thlB world he could, to
save money to buy furniture. And
from that ho began trying to remem
ber tho last timo he told his wife he
loved her, but he couldn't do lt. to
save his life. It wa? too far back
lie had been married a long time.
At this he felt ashamed of himself,
and detcrndned that he would do bet
tor In the futuro-yes, very much. So
he blurted out:
Til do it! I will-\ will!"
"What's that, slr?" said tho bar
ber, stopping suddenly, with his razor
in the air.
The citizen blushed through the
lather, and said it didn't matter. Il?
had Leen pondering that newspaper
item so deeply tJiut ho luid forgotten
where ho was.
When ho started for home it was
with the firm resolve tiiat he would
turn over a now leaf, and make his
wife's heart hound with joy. He would
tell her that 6ho waa dear to him.
and sec tho roses bloom in her cheeki1
once more. f .
Tho thought was delightful, and
made him feel as linc as if he had
money in every pocket!
When the citizen roached home,
howcycr, tho wrong planet must have
been having too much influence in the
sky, for his wifo hod but just ft mo
ment before come out of the kitchen,
after having had a drendful time wth
the hired girl, about something that
hadn't 1 cen done to suit her.
The citizen was too much occupie?
with his new idea to notice her ex
citement, however, and eo ho walked
up to her sido, stooped to kiss her, and
"My dear, T love you."
"Simon Henry!" exclaimed the
astonished woman. "What's the mat
ter with you? Have you lost your
"NO, no, my dear. 1-1"
"Don't you dare to dear mel
You've been drinking again. That's
what you've boer, lip to. As though I
didn't have trouble enough already,
that you must-"
"You're mistaken, my love, I-"
"Not another word!" exclaimed the
angry woman, with snapping eyes.
"You'd never not that way if you
were sober. 0 dear incl dcor mel
You're a beast! That's what you
The citizen tried to slip his arm
around her waist, but she pushed him
from her, end shouted:
"Keep away from me, or I'll hurt
you! 1 won't let you moke fun of mo
to roy face!"
And the disappointed citizen wont
out into the g'.oaming and leaned
against the cold iron fenco to think
Ile thought ho would like to see the1
man who wrote that newspaper item.
-"Ram's Horn Urown," in Indian*
Heat prostrates I ho nerves. In the
summer one needs a tonic to off
set the customary hot weather Nerve and
Stvenglh depression. You will feel bet
ter within'18 hours after beginning to
take such a reined y as Dr. Shoep'f Res
torative. Us prompt action in restoring
the weakened nerves is surprising, of
cotise, you won't get entirely well in n
few days, but each dav you can actually
feel the improvement, That tired, life
less, spiritless, feeling will quickly de
part when using the Restorative. Dr.
Shoop.s Restorative will sharpen a fail
ing appetite; it aid" digestion' it will
strengthen Hie wear ned Kidneys and
Heart by simply rebuilding thc worn-out
nerves that these organs depend upon.
Test it a few days and bc convinced,
Sold by Jno, T. Douglas.
Mrs, Duff (to new mold)-But, Mary,
there arc only two In thc faintly, Mr.
Duff and myself. Why have you set
places for three?
Tho Now Maid Sure, ma'am, and
lt was (ho cook that told me you had
a planer player in the houso.-Harper's
Generally debilitated for years. Had
sick headaches, lacked ambition, was
worn out and all run down. burdock
Blood Bitters tunde lui a well woman."
Mrs. Chas, l'rcitroy, Moosup, Conn.
MUST FILE STATEMENTS
Expense Account Act, Published
by Order of County Executive
Headquarters of the State Demo
cratic Executive Committee, Col
umbia, S. C., June 4th, 1908.
To tho County Chairmea of the
Democratic Party of South Caro
Gentlemen: You will pleaso
call tho attention of all candidas
in the Democratic primary in your
County tho following act of the
Legislature, approved March 6,
1905, and make it your personal
business to seo that evory candi
dato liles a pledge with tho clerk
of courl of your county as rcqfls
cd by said act:
AN ACT Making Certain Offen
ces in Prirarry Elections Misdem
eanors, and Prescribing Penalties
Section 1. Bo it enacted by tho
General Assembly of South Caro
lin: At and before every political
primary election held by any
political party, organization or
association, for thc purpose of
choosing candidates for office, or
the election of delegates to conven
tions, in this State, any person
who shall by threats or any other
form of intimidation, or "b.y-.-lbO" ^
payment, delivery or promise of
money, or other article of value
procure or oller, promise or en
deavor to procure, another to vote
for or against any particular can
didate in such election, or who
shall, for such consideration, offer
ing to so vote, shall be guilty of a ?
Sec. 2. Every candidate offer
for olection, under tho provisions
of Section ?, shall make tho fol
lowing pledge and lile tho same
with tho Clerk of tho Court of
.ifoimuon Pleas iO? the Cou ney in
which he is a candidate, unless he
should be a candidate in more than
one County, in which case he shall
file same with tho Secretary of
State, before ho shall enter his
campaign, to wit: I, the tinder^
signed, of tho
County of . and
State of South Carolina, cundidlo
for the office of
hereby pledge that I will not give
nor spend money, or uso intoxicat
ing liquors for the purpose of ob
taining or influencing votes, and
that I shall,ut the conclusion of the
campaign and before thc primary
election, render to thc Clerk of
Court or (Secretary of State as
hereinbefore provideo1) under oath,
an itemized statement of all mon
eys spent or provided by me dur
ing tho campaign for campaign
purposes up to that time, and
1 further pledge that I will, imme
diately after the primary election
or elections that 1 am a candidate
in, render an itemized statement,
under oath, showing all further
moneys spent or provided by me
in said election: Provided, That a
failure to comply with this pro
vision shall render such election
null and void, in so far as the can
didate who fails to lile the state
ment herein required, but shall not
affect the validity of tho election
of any canditate complying with
this Section: And provided fur
ther, That such itemized statement
and pledge shall be open to pubj^fe
inspection at all times.
Sec. 3. That any violation of
the provisions of this Act shall bo
a misdemeanor; and any person up
on conviction thorof, shall be fin
ed not less than $100 nor mom
than $500,or bo imprisoned at hard
labor for not less than one month
nor more than six months, or both
line and imprisonment, in tho dis
cretion of the Court.
Approved thc Othclay of March,
A. 1). 1905.
Wilie Jonos, Chairman,
livery voter must bo on club
roll (ive days before tho Primary
olection, and got a new registra
tion certificate, 10-17 A.L#
Partners, mechanics, railroaders, labor
eis rely on Dr. Thomas' Uleetric Oil.
Takes the sting out of 'cuts, burns,
or bruises at once Tain cannot silty
where it is ascii.