FuterediApril 23, 1903 at Pickens, 8. 0., as second class matter, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
VOL. XFXVI PICXES, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 4. 1907 a
'I'he Hapsburg of Austria is the
oldest dynasty in Europe. It began
in A. D 1276.
The Alaskan Mrble Company at
Shakan shipped 2.500 tone of nsarble
2o Puget sound last year.
James Lewis, of 'Terrell 1'ex., was
excused from jury duty recently 12e
- 'e.ause he has twenty-two children.
"Mother" Stewart, the founder of
the V. (. T. U., has just celebrute(
her 91r, birthday anniversary. She
was postm'stress under Gen. Jackson
the first woman known to hold a
Joseph Rocco, his wife and two ba
bies are on a four-months' driving
trip through Massachusetts, New
Hampshire and Vermont. They are
riding on a street piano vehicle, driv
en by a horse.
A friend slapped Morris Northway
with a shingle, in spurt, at Ithaca, N.
Y., and set off a lot of matches inI
Northway's hip pocke'. He jumped
into Cayuga lake, however, and extin
A curious bit of real estate is own
ed by Mrs. Margaret T. Graham of
Middleton, 1. I. It consists of a
small rock located just off her estate,
4 - in the ocean, and a special act of the
legislature was necessary to give her
the rights of o Nnership.
One of the most interesting of
present day novel writers is Florence
Morse Kingsley. She is the wife of
a minister, Rev. Charles R. Kingsley
who presides over a union church at
a charming little town on Staten
Dr. Paul Prager, ai army surgeo
of Vienna, suggests that melds of the
-mouths of prisoners would be much
better than finger prints for identifi
cation purposes, as the palate remains
absolutely unchanged throughout life.
The efforts to purchase the John
Howaru Paine "Home Sweet Home"
cottage at Easthampton, Long Island
has failed, and it Is likely to be re
moved to a new site and completely
wamodeled for a dwelling house.
Mrs. John Hay, widow ot the for
mer Secretary of State. and her sister
Mrs Samuel Mather, have given to
Adelbei t College, Cleveland, a mem
orial chapel in memory of their
father, Amasa Stone.
This advertisement appeared in a
Swiss paper: "Hotel in' a most pic.
turesgue site, a distance of a hundred
sneters from a police station. A phy
sician is attached to the establishmen t
in which an abundantly supplied
American bar presents such attrac
t tions that very few etomers leave It
of their Own free will "
The daily consumption of matches
in the United States averages- tan for
each man, woman aind child in the
country. At the Match Trust Fac
tory in Ohio alone 150,000O,000 are
munufactured every t -v e n t y -four
Father Francis O'Boyle has been
eted president of the St, Louis
iversity. He is only 35 years of
, and his career has been one of
arkable brilliancy. Most of his
wvas spent in Detroit, and he is a
duate of Detroit College.
he new Alabama Senator, John
ankhead, is a self educated farm
ho was wounded three times
e Confederate army, and later
dseveral terms in the State
lature and was warden of the
penitentiary before going to
's Kidney Cure
Idneys and bladder trgt.
A Dewsbury (England) champion
glutton has been beaten by a big
black pudding. lie matched himself
to consume it in a given timo, but PE
failedJ. The pudding was three yards 13
long and was served hot. Ie cor.
sunmed two yards, but the last yard
wae- 't00 much for him. w
The Rev. Dr. Elijah Benjamin bi
Hanley, of the Eat IEnd Baptist a
Church, of Cleveland. Ohio, has ac- tu
cepted a call to the Fii't Baptist sh
Church, of Providence, R. I., the old
est Baptist Church in America, a
founded by Roger Williams in 1638.
lie will eccupy a pulpit built in 1775 br
Two duellist were taking the early
train for Fontainebleau, th6ir place of Cif
meeting. "A return trip", said the tic
first duellist to the ticket agent. nu
"Single for me," said the second man av
quietly. "Aha," blustered the other.
"You are afraid you won't come back tic
are you?" As for me, I always take
a return. "I never do," sa d the
second man. "I always take my re- Hr
turn half from the dead man's
When Sir William Ramsay began
his invesigation into the properties
of radium his letter box was filled al
most to the bursting point with warn.. B
ings from spiritualists, assuring him
that the newly discovered metal is an
active agent of the supernatural. Pc
Reasons Why I'm a Trades Unionist. Pi
1. I want to see every working. P
man have plenty to eat, plenty to
wear and plenty of time to enjoy it. C<
2. I had rather be poor and loved
by honeet w6rkingmpn than to pos
ses enough money to corner their
food supply. P,
3. I want to help others to be
come enlightened upon the subjects Li
which vitally concern their well
4. 1 want to place the coin of hu- lis
man love into the palsied hand of Ox
poverty and want and wipe from
the wrinkled cheeks of unhappi- m1
ness the scalding tears of discon- dr
tent and fear. sp
5. 1 want to be as good as I can,
to everybody I can, just as long as No
I can. M,
6. 1 want to have better wages, 'wi
shorter houys, steadier employment, ;tA
and to assist my fellow-worker to ob. 38
tain the same. on
7. If I should see my fellow- thi
worker being imposed upon, I claim 10
the right to render him honorable en
assistance in securing the proper im
mnunity from the tand of the op- wJ
8. I believe the principles of or
ganized labor are right, and I want
to put my shoulders to the wheel and soi
help push the old oar of "humanity Ini
and justice'' up the hill to success. iri
9. I cannot afford to preach union- pr<
isna and practice hypccrisy and ras- Ca
cality. -[R. 0. Wright. rn,
Twelve Mile Assoolation. ee
.Lhe Ministers Conference of the Lac
Twelve Mile River Association will the
meet with Shady Grove Baptist sei
church Wednesday and Thursday 103
before the third Sunday in July. thi
All ministers and deacons are cordial- coi
ly and earnestly invited to come deo
Tue following topics will be die- cei
1. Is it advisable to form ps~stox- ha
ates1 B. F. Murphree. pu
2. Is the cause of Christ suffer- fal
ing? If so, why? Rev. L. M. Lyda. mi
3. Should all ministers take an th<
active part in Sunday school work? do
If not, why not? (F~
E~. B. Alexander,
Taylor H. Stewart
A Breezy Letter from Liberty.
MIli. EmToit: - I see so im uch in . he
pers about farmers rrising (as near
they can) their own supplies, that
has set me to "zlminating," and it
kes me wish I had a good farm,
th a large, airy house, with wide
candas on all sides, bouso set well
ck from the road, surrounded with
vell-kept, shady lawn, a large pas
re well stocked with cows and
sep, a garden and orchard. I
luid raise all the corn, wheat, meat
J lard needed. A. good sized poultry
rd would furnish fresh oggs hu
uilers in abundance.
Tben I would invite the unappre
tted, oft abused editors, (a few at a
se) until I had given a goodly
mber the chance to live awhile
ray from tin cans and paper bags.
Here is a bill-of-fare "with varia.
ns" from day to day;
Fried Ham and Eggs,
oiled Chicken, Home-made Water
Ground Hominy, Biscuit,
id (the queen of oread)
Light Corn Muffins,
Butter, Honey, Sweet Milk.
Mans and Cabbage, with
Peas, Corn, Tomatoes,
tatoes, in many dainty
and delicious ways,
ckle made with pure cider vinegar,
Boiled Ham, Mutton,
Lach and -Cherry Pie,
to be eaten with Honey,
>rn and Light Bread,
Baked Apples, Cool Milk.
Cold Ham and MUtta,
tatoes deliciously creamed, or
cooked in.their jackets,
ght Bread, Mufens,
Butter, Honey and Milk.
Now you have lived like you should
e, and nothing was store-bought
cept soda, salt' and pepper.
When I get rich I am going to
ike this a reality instead of a
eam; but don't all of ye editors
sak at once.
I wish to than* you for making it
asible for a goodly number to read
30utcheon's writings, who other.
se would bay, been, deprived of
0$leasure. While I realize there
no such country as "Graustark,"
ly in McCutoheon's brain, still I
ink it very, very interesting, and
k forward to "Beverly" being more
tertaining than "Graustark."
Again thanking you, I remain your
Very Short-Sighted Policy,
Corporations, like individuals, will
netimes do very foolish things.
atead of filling their warehouses
at-hand from the wagons of the
>ducers, we have known South
rolina cotton mills to wait till the
ah of the marketing season was
ar, after raw maiteria~l bad become
arce, and then ship cotton from
uisiana, paying a hig'er price for
staple besides the freight. This
me to be a very short-sighted po1.
,but a Georgia tnmll has capped
climax by ordering 500 bake of
ton from Liverpool. if a divi
ud can be made by paying two
its above the market to get cotton
m Liverpool, think of what could
ye been amade bad thc cotton been
rchased at the prevailing price last
I. Funrthermoreo, had the Georgia
11 supplied its needs at that time
B farmers of that vicinity would
ubtless have been benefited.
OLEY3 B A bTAR
Oures Ootds Pravants Pmeumentma
Speaking from Experience.
Var ain't any jokin', so don't yt
pack yor traps,
Ruther rest in peace tt home an' cu
tivnt t he crap;
Been erlong with Longstreet, spe
some time with Lee,
An' peace I want ter tell you's satii
factory ter me.
War ain't any jokin'. They talks
low as high,
But it change' its complexion who
you hear the bullets fly;
It's fine fun -in the papers-bt
when I see the shine
0' bayonets right in front o' me I'
just take home in mine.
Ain't no fun in fightin'. A foller do(
But he always wears the pictures4
his loved ones on his breast;
An' then to kiss an' leave 'em, neve
more ter meet,
rer listen through a lifetime for th
War ain't any jokin'. Ef it comet
An' I reckon that I'd answer ter th
roll-call o' the drums;
But I ain't in any hurry for packi.
up my traps
Ruther reet in peace at home ai
cultivate the craps.
-[Frank L. Stanton.
Judge J. H. Newton Travels Somi
PICKENS, June 26.
MR EDrvon: --A few days. ago
finished my traveling route for thi
summer at Elizabeth City, N. 0,
place of some importance, on I
A Sound. From there
ran up to Jamestown to take in tU
Exposition, which is 12 miles- o
from Norfolk, reached by a line I
steamers and by electric rai! way, ti
latter going out about every 30 mi
utes. The buildings are not all com
pleted. The Exposition as a who
is very good. Was very much gra
iSed to see the excellent exhibit ma
by our Palmetto State. The Sou
Carolina exhibit is very beautiful
and attractively arranged and ba
tifully classified. The palmetto, co
tou, corn, timber and minerale at
the various products from the c
ton mills of Greenville, Auderso
Spartanburg, Easley, etc., are on e
hibition. Was delighted to obser,
minerals there from Woodall njou
talus and Hakood farms in Picket
county. This made me feel like
was at hoine. Wofford, Clemson at
Winthrop colleges and perhaps othei
of our state had exhibits. I thiu
South Caarolina has about the bei
oxhibit of any of the states. Boor
cman found at $1 to $1.50 per day
[ went across the Elizabeth riv
aver to Portsmouth and found boar
at $1 a day. A transfer steam4
3rosses every 15 minutes, oarryini
passengers. This river, whichi
about three-fourths of a mile wide
livides Norfolk and Purtsmouth, Vi
sterescopically one can see the firn
;ettlement of Jamentown; the fra
ulaves ever brought to America; th~
;ale of them; the first cburob; th~
irst general assembly; the womei
>rooght over and bid off by the me
or wives and paid for in lobacc<
Qeorge Washington at a banque
vith his sword and uniform, dancini
vith the ladies, etc, I was there o
Virginia day. The military paradi
was grand, about 5,000 soldiers
ine, with fine music. The U.E
iavy-yard at Portsmouth, with he
try-docks, is exceedingly interestin
bo a mountain man. Lying at anchc
are several war vessels. Every 'afte
soon visitors are allowed to a
through these vessels by getting pe
mission fo.the aennl. Nmoro
has a population of about 60,000,
>u Narrow streek, filthy place. Parts
mouth has a cleaner city, broader
I. streets, well laid off.
Leavinig at 7 p. in., took a steamer
It on Chesapeako Bay up to Cap'e
Charles, then transferred to railroad,
and by riding all night reached Phil.
adelphia about 6 a. in. next morning.
Philadelphia, the mother town of
it our republic. has a population of
1,225,000. She claims to have the
longest paved street in America
Broad street-28 miles long. Spent
it Sunday in the city, and had the
pleasure of attending the church of
John Wannamaker. He put $50,000
in the building. Rev. Geo. Stewart,
s of Tennessee, a co-laborer of the late
San Jones, preached a very forcible
sermon on Sunday. Was in Wan.
namaker's store. He employs about,
r 3,000 clerks to run his extensive
e Leaving Philadelphia on the Pen
sylvania R. It, reached Washington,
136 railes, in a little over three hours.
* Met Isaiah Cox and Duffie
Ste wart, Pickens boys, at Washing
e tun. Mr. Cox is making a first-clasa
city detective; Mr. Stewart is holdling
a good position in the government
printing office. Zade is as familiar
with the streets and aights of Was h
ington as we are with the boulevards
- f Piokens. He very kindly accom
panied me to the most important
, places of interest. One cduld spend
a week to advantage in the National
i Museum and two weeks in the differ
i ent departments of the government.
a 1'he Washington Moument -it o.
e of the very interesting plaees to visit'
1 It is on an elevatiop near the banks
e of the Potomac river in an open space.
t. It is construo'Ad of marble blocks,550
)f feet high, about 30 feet square at the
e base, gradually tapering to the top.
. The inside is like a room. The
ascent is made in an elevator, taking
le only 30 people at one time. At the
I. top of the monument are windows,
le from which you get a charming view
th of the city, the Potomao river.
ly Arlington Heights, etc. I happened
u to visit the monument at 12 m., and
. saw that ball on the war and navy
building fall just at 12 M., which
4. regulates the time over the United
States, and causes all the whistles to
._ blow, bells to ring and horns to tool,
e and m ikes the boys in the southern
a. 'elds to whoop and the mules to bray.
is J. U. NtwroN.
d A Year Without a Summer.
T .he craf tic weather last spring haa
k revived interest on account of the
tcold season of 1816. In old news
d paper files it is known as "the year
without a summer." There had
rbeen nothing like it in the memory
d of the oldest persons living, and there
rhas been nothing like it since. May
wasn a month of frosts and snow and
ice formed an inch thick, 'tie said.
At least one man was frozen to death
in Verm-, t, where snow fell to the
depth of ten inches. There were
three inches of snow in New York,
Sand water froze in ponds on the
e Fourth of July as far south as Vir
ginia. Corn was kieled.
n August was no better, and the
succeeding months were cold. In
the spring of 1817 seed corn was
sold for $5 a bushel. Similar condi
tions were reported from Europe.
In an Albany paper, dated several
n years ago, James Winchester, 90
.years old, of Vermont, was quoted on
r his knowlerige of that strange sum.
mer.----[K. C. Star.
ur Tlhare is a chanice for some genius
to acquire everlas ing fame by invent
o ing a device that will enable a man
r- to dletertninu, who his friends are.
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