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S ETNL = OR 6atre April 23, 1903 att Pickns, S. C., as s?obd olae mtattr, undr et of Congress of March 3, 179).
~~ 7 / \ IPIOUNS, SOUTH CAROLIN~A, THURSDAY. APRIL 25, 1007, O 6
1IOM CAT EECT EE.
11 WRITES INTERESTINGLY FROM
Ill:, TO WN-- MARRIAGES'FIREi
M'NUMETNS. :OTEIIR L1TEMS
It is an ill wind that blows no
nwo good and meau cprrespondent thaf.
will accept tht Phper twelve months
free, grtis, and nevor try to contrb'uto
Witl" this in mind,,we are willing
to acknowledge' to' the corn, take our
part of the blamo and try to come
across with a few dots. We are
taught by the Good Book that if' we
will rennt, believing we'will recuiYe.
and that if we' kniock it saall be .open
ed unto us. Now if the editor of- the
Sentinel refuses 'to accept of our a.
knowladgoment and doesn't open unto
us he has denied tie faith and you
can guess at the roIt.
Well, it bas been so,long since we
trie.d to compose a plecp for the press
that we are at a .coriplete loss to kow
how to beRin. r
First, ' we wlth to sahe, that we arO
very thhkfulufor the beautiful sprig
like weather again, for the last cold
spollof weather we had after so many
summer like days ye macdq our hair
turn the wrong wa', and wb',b.pddold
up in the r.prner;and snuffed so naly,
ashes like a 'at uptil wo. have about
come to Ate conclusitn that if We ever
got over it we will nover 'look like
anything The health of' this town
and community-lJ allout ns good as
could , be Cxpected Oonsidertng colds
The farmers are, all smiles. now
that didn't have anything planted bo
fore the last cold snap, iAl_thoso.who
did, have- look t little ''frowny'
andsay they can plant over if it don't
The fruit, we guess, is all kill
and if the blaicknorrits nako.a failfire
we will hang up the fiddle and the
bow, and every visitor' th'it wants u
meal we will say no.
The bia ieintags, picnics, oto,
are coming on and ogMR are still hold
ing their own---15c. . p'er oozon. The
c >ok whero I stay says she can't afTord
to set any c;ggs whilo they stav at 15c.
Now, jEust what aliout her If everyody
was liko her what would become of
the precnhers?,candidates, '"goers and
comers" &c. I trytoshow her whoreih
:eoing eggs to buy '.something else is
robbing Peter to .paf 'aul. but she
says all the .Peto'r" I care for is mi
The little ' town' o'f Cateechee . has
been in existance some 'ten or twelve
years and she never sulIer,-d the losa
of a single building by ftre until last
Sunday morning abotit lo'oClosk, whefi
Mr. A. J. Crane, the market man at
this placo, lost his dwo'lling 'house -by
fire. It was supposed ,to haVo 14anght
from the chimney. By the help of his
it'ivhors Mr. Crane saved the most
of what he had.. The building \vas'n
two story six room .honao, th'e
i'roperty of the Norris Cotton Mills
Co. Soveral other' houses nearby
(':iught on fir'o but were saved from .any
'eius damiace. '
Oni last Fridaty afternoon,' the 2th I
inst:ant, the citizens- of N.orris an'd<
CJateeclbeo an<l fortmiles around. were
shiocd and dumifounded . to learen
tha sad accidlent that had befallen
M rs. T. U. Robinson, . wife of Mir.,
Thomas Christmas Robinson, of Nor
ris. Mr. Rohnison lived' about ono0r
half mlilo from. Norris dtoo and Virvs.
Robinso 1101owned and mianged a stbr'o
near the deopot.
Su wi ias coinag from the house to t he.
tor1 on theI11 evenling i)etiodc ' hovo
and wville retmered ' the winid was
blowing at a rapid rato.W When witin
about 1:1004 yards of heir stpr'o a tree
blow downi on her. Thijs wasl about 9)
p. mn. atnd she lived Vttil Spiiay
Robiinsoni was uncons-iot1s obf her tmis
ery~ from11 the tim1o) the aneid(lint o(ccur
P0red util the( uind ca mo. She teve'r
0pok or movedl only 'as he das l ifted.
One ankile was br'okomi, tihe- - thor leg
crushe(d from hor kni, hiwn'h head
)ruised( and mashed and ,he'r 'chest
bruisetd. Ev'ry'thing fhat mfedicle aid
could do was cdone b'ut to no avail.
A colored wonoir (vatn withl Mre.
Mr is. Robinsont was Miedi, Carrie tilunt,
dIaugh,'ti[r of the late W P. Iluunt, of
Greenvillo, who died Aug. 11th 00.
The deceased leaves three brothers,
ryamely W.A., T F. and W. 11. Hunt,
of Greenvillo anc I sisters natoly 'M ass
Gertrude Hunt, of Greenville, Mrs. J.
It. Culherson, of Owens, Mrs. W. Ii.
Pozetnn,of 5impsonvillo, and Mrs. C.
A. Power, o( Lawrenco i11 of whom
:atQ and stood by during the last hours
of br ptufferings.
About eight years ngo she was han
phly rnarried to Mr. T. 0. Robinson
then of Piokons 4bo was we boloive at
that timhooditor of the Peoples Journal
About four years ago Mr. and Mrs.
T. C. Robtuson moved from Pickens
to Norris ..w hero Mr.. Robinson has a
large plantation. Mr. Robinson has
devoted .his time to farming and Mrs.
RIobinson to 'l.mnerch indising up till
the accident lappeped.
. Mrs. Robinson joined the Methodist
church when quite young and lived a
obr'6stian life untill the ehd came. She
was a good woman. The writer know
her and saw her very near ever yday fcr
three years. We have had business
transactions with her alone the mer
eantio .inb'gnd we'can truthfully say
she was a aood woman. She seemed
to live a life like sllerwanted to die..
Mrs. Rohioir left no children of
her ot'n but several stelr children all
of wim are about grown, a dear .hns
barand three brothers and four sisters
o mourn her loss.
.Her remains wore carried to Green
rille Monday eveinng on No. 12 and
>urried that evening at Spring wood
Lemotary Rev. W. M. Dunca'n conduct
ng the firneral services. . The heart
)-oken family ha yL our sympathies.
The %ock hol ers i Norris cotton
nill iave ortdted, $800 monument
it ateechea iy nor of Col. D. K.
Vdrris, the f, r.tA resident of the Norris
nil. It stai s near the ofiec he once
illed so a ptable and to soQ-it is onl'y.
to bring nek to min s jih-father of
Du- litlo town. I-ad it not been for
him tlfe spot of land on .which thous.
ands of dollars have been spent and ,aie
now paying its stock holders a .l'and
sne premiuu ,would no d9u1it have
been in a wilderness fit ir nothing
only to hold the world, together.
Through his canital and influence by
irecting the Norris mill laud .for miles
tround hrs beenl made to advance in
price from $20 to $25 per acro it has
riven the poor class of popolc employ
ment it good wages.
Before it. < rection grown men miound
,vhere the mill is now located, thought
f they could Let fifty cents per. day for
vork and. dinner it was doing well
vow most any teil year old kid can
nake that much and more in the mill
md if a grown man can't makc ,I.0
?or.day in bho mill be, don't think he
8 doing iny good. Again it has given
-oady Falo ' for all kinds of produce,
vood& et. it has put a million dollars
)r more in c?irculation and the con
non class have recuived their part of it
Why should not then tock dolders fail
:o honor such a man? The writer for
no is willing to bow at bis gravo in
ev.eran o of.his work.
There hs bon a now P. 0. bui ldi ng
eted at rhis place and the P. 0.
nmovod into it . iMr. J. F. Williams
in been appointedl Post master. The
>fhice ht this. place has boon put on a
L. .F. D., route staurting from Uontral
t is not giving sati fact ion from the
act t hat it -only L'ivos Caitocchoo
mne mail a (liy and the earliest mail
so can got after it reahos Central is
about 1'7 hou r's heroin we got two
nails a day on the. old schedle anduc
hati in 40 apinutes. alt 'r ti was thrown
>1i at-Norrs .
J1. Aloanz.o 1Urown cari'd( tl e mail
b eimo Ci. t -'lbre andr Nma ri I tu e year Is
aimonths and 9 da ys. le was novyr a
.coported bindii( t imo bu t sera veil Unclo
-saam faithful. i desires to thank
t.bo l'ost amaster ai. Norris. AM 1 Jas.
A.V~ Whiten, iand h ie as.i stant Mlis LoA
a, a io the Postmia ,ster' at ( 'at olibee,
il r TI. A. Gary and his assiot.n Mr.
.W. Craig, for their kindness and
rho cou rt,esieOs showvn.
a1 ,JiH. A. Wiiten of Norris lhis beein
)l)ippoit(ed a full pledge N..PI. and any
mie wan tinit the knot t.ie<i for life
nighlt get a loop kniot tied by ialing iL
>iln hunbu if they want a kniot tied
hant will -nover slip cll on J. Alonz,'o
BIro)wn at Ca teoe.
On Inst Sunday during the time of
hoe fire at (Jatoecehee that burned Mr.
O. J. Crane's house there lived a latdy
a tho house rast- in frnnt of Mr,.
Crane's by" tho name of Mrs. i uidy
Sexton. Iurineg t is fire Mrs. Rextcns
house lookc(l very much like it would
catch on fir . One widower Mr. J. M.
IIopkins of Central made himself
very handy in helping to carry out
Mrs. Sexton's housohold goods and by
so doing saved them. Whoa all was
out of danger Mrs. Sext)i sid a
friend in necd was a friend in deed
and as she had no companion she be
lioved by th, way Mr. Hopkins work
od in the time of need, one time, he
would do so again, so J. Alonz->l
Brown, N. P., was called on, ahd now
it is Mr. and Mrs. Ilokins Tho
housohold gooas woro carried in the
house and now they a'ro at home to
their friends. Boys it pays to work in
the time of a .ire, in more ways
Married at Norris depot on last
Thursday i t 9 a. m., Mr. Aaron lBar
rett to Miss Tiney Gallway, J. Alonzo
Brown, N. P., at the - throttle. The
happy young couple boarded No. 39
and wont South to spend the honey
modn, . ..
"We believe that the Patriotic Slo
gan of the whole People of this Nation
should bo 'Every Child in a Garden
--Evory Mother in a ;Homecroft-and
Ind,ta kcual Industrial Independence
for Every Worker in a Home of His
Own on the .uand.' arnd that until ho
has a Homo, the concentiatei purpose
An.d chief insy)iration to labor,the
Life of every wageworker should be his .
lixed determination to '(et an Acre
and Live on it.'
"We believe that the Slums and
Tenements and Congested Contors of
population in the Ci ties are a savagely
deteriorating social, moral and politi
tal influence, and that a great public
movement should be organized, and
the.Whole power of the nation and the
stmat oxerced for the betterment of all
pie conditions of Rural Life, and to
':rento and upbuild Centc rs of Social
and Civic Life in Country and Subucb
an Towns and Villages. where every
famil.y shall have its llomeeroft. and
whoro Trade and Industry shall be: so
firmly atiehorud that they calot be
drawn into the Commercial Maelstrottt
that is now steadily sweep)ing Industry
and Humanity into the \tortex of th e
In the groat National Movement to
which the Talisman is devoted, the
obj.ct is to spread the fast increasing
population of this country more evenly
over the country, and relieve the con
geetion of the overgrown cities, and
Iestoro the balance of the population to
the land, every influence that would
ho immedintoly and directly benefited.
linancialty and practically, not only in
the future, but to-diy as well, should
be united as an organizing and motive
luree in the Movumont.
The last paragraph quoted above I
fron the Creed and Pla1tforim of the
l'auismian sots forth tersely and strong
y evils and dangers to he combated
rem i socil l and purely patriotic point,
T1ho situation referredl to in that
jariagraph, hioweve r, is one of trenmend
ma impiort fi om a przactical and bmusi -
liess poin1t of v'ie~w.
ft involves thie juest ion w'hothIe r, oni
the 0 lJ on hnd. to an enormous and con -
slantly grew inc extent, the trade of
the coun t. ry in0 cehaniit in thei towns d
villaiges sh al rin nin lie re it is, a no
Liotiue to conilsl ituti' a vital force in
the devlopiinent of them~ lire of thiose
towns and viilage's or whetiher, cii thi
it her hand, thie tend-icy t hat is diag
ing overythingii into thle lorge cilties
ecuntry meichiats hb -idstruv.-dl ini itIs
piresenit local iinviroin'a.ci, nud lie
tirade and1 venp ition ef ths no~~'igam' d
in iit ie ,a r i} ea I e . I i oni' j ri -i* c iiy.
s(lls himi) goods liat'- iniuib. ini t hep mt,
piulr questdlion of lirade compelt 'iii be
t woen ihe ionuit rv ineiihiant andi t'
.1t is a mnch bcroader- iuest mi,n I hani
Theum real probilemO ge toi li v my
lienart of thie miost ;o rtenlt' c - moriat
and( potlit iial queilst.cos that i'fr Int
the plel of tLIHii ntionii to-di ' lie
queistin involved is one cf time <derfn
trmaIiz/a tion of trao.,in dustriv anid I n
lttion and the maintonance of a nrop,er
balanco of pol:llation in the conr try.
In fifty years we will have two hun
(Ired million people.
If the desriny of the futuro 1 that
the proportion of iopulation in the
citi(s shall continue to increase. and
tle corresponding dopopula.tion. of the
country pr<.ceod in the same proportion
thw day that sees two hundred million
people in this country will sen cities
crown beyond all possibility of control
or right soci.al development, and the
country transformed into great.factory
farms onorated by m ichinery,and curs
ed beyond hot)o of remedy by the evils
of lancl monopoly.
Every merchant who is .forced out
of business in the country by the com
petition of kho mail order trade hastens
the coming of that day, -nd it behoves
every thoughtful influence to labor Co
check that, wrong tendency in the cur
rents of trade.
It is not to be expected, however.
that country unorchants and wholesale
jobbers can be quickly brought to see
this broader side of what they have
been accustomed to regard as a pure
question of competitive trade
The time will come when they will
both see it,and when tho whole people
of the country will see it.
In the mean time, everything that
can be done ought to be done to stimnr
lato the country merchant to work
along righ't lines to I rotoct his trade.
and to stimulate the wholesale mer
Lbant along right line., to offective co
"peri on with the country mferchant.
A nonl' all the influences w h ich the
county merchiiit could bring to his aid
none could h more effe:tive than tho
country newspalpcr. The initluence of
the lurl( palur in rural commnijitins
is one potent with large possibirits'S
for good in every direction. The local
cditor, to a large extot.t.should bc- 0 1
listed by the local merchant in his
campaign for trado proteerien,, by
making the the local editor not )nly
a mlissioal:rv in the (ause, but a link
to bind the community toget,ir in one
great i0ond ri interwo',n inteerna)ts, :nd
an avenue through wlich the count r;
mrchant would koop consrantly in
tonch with his cs1atomiu) rs ats a mediuml)1i
f+r the advertisl;c'lent of his wares.
This point has bee'n mot cl.arly
brought out in ia book issued by the
groat w h'lesali fit mn of Putler Brothers
whi'h has its branches in New York,
Chicago and St I.ouis. The book is:
''The l etait Mail Ordor Problem
IIrelp for the Uernil'r .1ist osed to Ilnill
We alppond to this article a luotat"ionl
fro n this bo)k and com an ncI it to the
most careful cons ideration of every
Ineal editor and ever local merchant,
in every toivl in the United Stntes
renched by the Talisman.
And inl this connection let us nay
that if any editor who may receive
this paper and rcacd this a r'ioel desires
it mailed to any norchant in his town
thn -publishnrs of the '., aisan will
nmIl a muiarked spaecimann copy of this
number of theo Talismaan to sneha mor
WVe believe tht i thi wamy an inter
youl rc*rta iinly coulId oler suachi5ja.a soiille
ha rgainas and1( talk atbou t thaemi int such
a way as would make your a own synce
in thie local piaple attract attenation1.
If theniV(l you acot-inuaed to urage the
edlitor1 to at least equ0at otforat ini providi
ing "imr ' reaadinag natItera of inaa 1(
inlg ly betteOr gial ity you wO oub] .1
hetl ping to bunil utp a pjapear thaoe((oming
of whiota w~ounhdla h'await -d mn tho
haomeas oif youlr (!ns tomeros.
Anad a f yon~ p"rsualded fellow met
chlsats to foalow your( exampo141 -4 thie~
i all a itas( d aO relss h ro n]( Ii'ia bt
hea11r onl thie (5d1itor, wholdi it tako h im
loaag to n.oi thes diret. linancaeial benjeiit
the irs:ulat ion andia inafluasec of his
Thuams finallyI.yona could huamve i aaaad
a paiIh)r oif (circulna ion 1.mi inafluaen,cs
t*nionigh toi bei lii heeIi i VI mNelans for
t.raintg with ra etail nal sarder honusts
whilch la:-k force. whe-n (>xpaess(d bay
the( rstati lea iiimlf
TilKEDITR'S Illi SP(00b
Quait onces for all youra elfort.s to punt.
r(oniA thel lo;'nI editor. Brling( your
.sel f to look upJonl Iais u ito spaeIC asi
I he m.d h1(5lo hwai to inll. he Vi..ii ei
which you yuorsalf can dotormino' by
Your eilforts to mkttoe good use of it.
Convinco the editor that you and
YOUr f,llow merchants are looking to
himiii to pIrnuco a good paper which
thu vici:oe of tl.c; neiahhlorhood will
want. hiarci onwugh ta take it and pay
Show hiin thait you approciato all
effort- he puts fort h to make his tha
kind of papr. - Help him to got its
ipuch of the local news as Iossihle. -y
-Ielp him to increaso his circulation
--for examlo, by giving a year's sub,
scription to his paper as a promium
with cash purobases to a spociled
If yop have no papher in your town,,
efarn the friendship of the editors of
the local papers that do circulatc
among those who are or should be cus
tomers of yours.
For example, you could make it a
dluty of one of your clerks to act as a
papr's agent In and correspondent from. -
mat can be awakened which will re
bound to the benefit of both editors'
and merchants, and the entire com
munity as woll, in every such town.
Extract from the
RETAIL MAIL ORDER PROBLEM.
Help for the Retailer Disposed to
Copyrighted, 190. -and published by
Now York, Chicago. St. Louis.
(Page 81, Chapter XIX.)
THE VALUE OF A GOOD LOCAL
In fighting retail mail order house
competition,editors-of local pal'ers can
ren.der ex(c"dingly valuable help and
th m,rchant who fails to mako a warm
friend of the local editor is neglecting
one of his important advantaues.
.To make the local a friemn of yours,
probably the necessary first step is to
srp treatinu ittim as a somethin' that
mnust be mainta' ned in order to uphold
the dignit.y of th'1 town.
Of course,tho oilt'toms thenmsloves are
inatc,,y to llh.pw fo." outrtll ttlr','Im
pression that the chief valne of a lotca
toal,cor is an ovicence tl at tho town is
trully up to dlate.
An ., of cour:s', m"any a local odito'
by hi" a!.titude iv approaching mer
chants encourages thorn to treat him
more as an objeoct of charity than as a
follow iusimiss man.
But, entirely apart from its value a .
an advert-ising medium, consider tho
usefulness of the local papor in pre
sentinr argum-'nts which,coming from
you are sure to bo more or less dis
counted as the uttorances of one whos-,
interests are at stake.
Whatever you or its (ditor iny think
of lour presont local pat per ,- alizo
that, if good, that paper wouldl be a
mlost valuabtlo aid in lignting retail
mail order house compot it"ion.
Then procood to do all you can td
miko your local paper all it should be.
One reason so nany merchants say
that advertisin in local paprs does
not Juay is hocauIisO they thomuolvos
mako small effort to usec thiir owni
4Jiace ini the right way.
R~eal izing thai bargain giv ing is tihe
tiasis, of moderon resultful adlvirtising,
yourh neighborhood and thus puit its
-d it or un~der suchi obligtons to you as
svitald mak1 e him nige r to helpi *ou n m
y'ouir fight nguainst rota ii mal orde':
A N IN iLUEJlNTuIA L~ MEANS.
Ini thus hieljing your local edtor, doi
aot, lor yourself think Llhat you are
lay i ng. th par t' of a good Samarii it an
o himi. if moay h~ that, hl hais declin -
ul mmho ran om-i of fir of adlverti'sing
frmrtil m la ii order houses-l'. any on
of whliichi wvoub hiavi broughit him moru:
him ini moniths---and with moero or les
lbTink of himl only a's anii nfiinntia!.
mea:ins thIirughmt whlich to a large on - \
h -r of .3oi. t cu:sfomaers you re.e hav N'
I -ressed1a flact,s anil opin Oion'i, of he un iIt
Lcommghh~ from1 ' yoiurs(lf.
i'or yourh own sake dto all1 voni (tnn to
build uipi- as neoi to youl as poissible
a locall papur ul wido oreutlat ion and
Anad thetn hi on the right sido"' of
its ed'.t(ir to the m Iini that will (mnable
Viou to steur a' subi at ion of suchi road
in I-trasflo s
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