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R ntere4 April 28, 1908 at Pickous, S. C., as sooond class matter, uider aot of Cougress of March 8, -1879.
VOL. XXXVIL1 _ PICKENS, DOUrn GAROL1NA, 7IUR3DAYI AUDUST 0, 1907 ''
Mr. J. T. Dillard who lives on
,on Rcral Route No. 1 is rep)rted
to be sick with typhoid fever. Two
other members, of his family aro
sick with the same malady.
Mrs. Marcus Spencer died at her
home at Cateechee last Saturday
from eresypelas after a few days du
ration. She was buried Sunday at
Six Mile chuich. She leaves a bus.
band and three children, besidts a
host of relatives and friends to mourn.
There are lots of visitors in and
around Pickens these days. If you
do not see the nanies of yolur guests
in the paper you have no o ne to
blame but yourself. We notice all
whom we can find out about, and it is
simply a false modesty, on your part,
not reporting the names of your guests
to us. We like to report all items of
a local or personal nature and will do
so when brought to our notice
Withhold the news and then cuss the
paper for having nothing in it, as a
lot of you do.
C. E. Robinson has already bad
five applications to rent the store
room he is now building on Main
street. Russmess bouses, as well 1s
dwellings, are in great demand, and
those of our citizens who have prop
erty, and money to improve same,
should get to building. People who
want to come to Pickens should not
be kept away for want of accommlo
dation in the way of places in which
to live and do business. We stand
in our own light when we fail to im
prove our property and build up our
With the automobile fever in Pick
ens, Dr. Webb and C. B. Hagood
being the proud possessors of ma
chines which they manipulate admir
ably well, and the daily visit of
machines frcm other places, automo
biles are as common in Pickens as o Y.
carts were a few years ago, and excite
about as little curiosity and no com
ment whatever; even the horses don't
took at them much less give the road
to them Horses, and even people,
in this "neck o' woods," a few short
'yearb ago, "took to the tall timber
and rode trees" when they saw or
teard one coming. Now all is dif.
tferent, and the -"'henkl honkl" of a
machine is a very familiar sound, as
much so as the wistle of the Pickene
,train when CApt. Jeanes is pulling
$Mayor LaBoona never lets up in his
'good work of cleaning up and beau
tifying the town. Pickens has had
more lastingr work-work that shows
up for-itself-done -on it in the past
three 'months than in a long time.
-Ann -street has been scraped down,
the rocks'taken out and it put in fine
gr; the -sidewalk from the Hiawatha
hotel to the cemetery has been put
in fine shape, the cemetery I. as been
cleaned oftf and laid out in plats, the
walk ways have been put in good
sihape and a driveway arranged so
that the hearse can go inside, C'hid
'of ?olice Nealey 'has charge of the
i;Qd work and is doing all in) his
wer to fix -up t-he town; be has
ne0 somne much-needed work on
dar Rlock street anid has removed
unsightly oak out of it at the depot.
is gi~vinig all the streets and
ka a dressin'g -up as fast as he
get the hands to them. Next
<he will begin taking down the
i Main street, at the head of
in, nnd will put the dirt in the
laces. In a little wvhile Main'
will be one of the prettiest
:hfares in the state.
Mrs. J. C. Morrison, who has been
an a visit to her sister-in-law, Mrs.
J. T. Richty, in Pickens, has returned l
to her home in Columbia, to thle re- mu
gret of her iany friends here, who T1
are anxiously awaiting the time when
she will again visit in our midst.
Mrs. Morrison will, the last of the
month, join a party of friends for a
trip to the Jamestown Exposition,
Philadelphia, Atlautic Beach and H
other points of interest. No doubt
bUL that they will have a very pleas- A
Last Saturday, little Tharling, IA
young son of Mr. and Mrs. D.tG.
Moore, of Pickens, died at the home
of his grandmother, in Liberty. His H
death was sudden, and a great shock
to his parents. His remains wgre
brought to Pickens and laid in the
cemetery here Saturday evening at 6
o'clock. Many of the relatives and A
friends of the Borrowing family were
present, and as they looked upon the "
sweet, placid little body in its white
casket and surrounded by beautiful
and fragrait fluwers-yet not more
beautiful of- pur than the little face
within-their hearts swelled in sym- j<
pathy for the bereaved family. But
iet ns not think of him as dead but as
living; not as a flower that has with
ered, but as one that is transplanted,
and touched by a Divine hand, is a
blooming in richer color and sweeter
fragrance than those of earth. c
"There Is no death' The stars go down
To rise upon a fiirer shore:
.\ nd bright in heaven's jeweled crown o
They shine forever more,"
Only the memory of the lovely lit
tile boy is left, yet how sweet, bow
uplifting its influence. For, after all a
deat-h isbut the slipping off of the
outer body. The immortal body of
Tharling is now with God who gave v
him to his fond parents for a while, I
but who wanted him and he is now
nestling in the arms of one who said, 1
"Suffer little children to come unto
me, and forbid them not, for of- such
is the kingdom of heaven."
. "When death strikes down the in. b
nocent and young, fcr every fragi!e b
form from which he lets the panting
spirit free, a hundred virtues rise, in a
shapes of mercy, charity and love, to u
walk the world and bless it. Of ev.
ery tear that sorrowing mortals shed d
on such green graves, some good is
born, some gentler nature comes."
Plenty of rain and crops doing
Many of our farmers have quit 0
working their crops, notwithstanding t*
that cotton is 15 to 20 days late, and nI
will have to be worked later. g
Lumber is b~eing laid on the ground
for the ginnery at the oil mill.
Liberty Cotton Mill Co. is enlarg- te
ing their mill. g
C. E. Bush is having material y
placed on his lot, corner Main and tl
Second streets, for a dwelling. A tIl
number of other improvements are o
Protracted meeting in prdiress at
then Baptist chureh this week, with
Retv. Gurner, from the lower part of
the state, assisting. e
Tlhe - Journal of CJommerco puts
cotton at 76 for July-ouly a very
94mall increase over last mionthi. It e
wvill be neesarily ahort here, as it is
late and small. I
We notice Noah Hiendrix, of Texas, r
circulating in town. IC. *k
Scrub yourself daily, and you're not a
eledin inside. Clean iniside means eceani p
stomach, bowels, blood, liver, clean, tI
healthy tissue in every orgarn. Moral: p
Taike Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.,
350) Tea or Tatblets. * ;
[The funny man of the Glonwo-,l
dex gets off the following choice
ie ecitor sat in his Oli.o .vbence
all Lut him had fled,
id he wished that every last dead
beat was in his grave-stolie
is mind then wandered far away to
the timo when he should die,
3d his royal editorial soul-should go
scooting to the sky.
'hen he'd roam the fiel is of para
dise, and sail o'er jaspQr. seas,
ad -things glorious would: combine,
his every sense to pleaAe.
e thought how then he'd look across
the great gulf, dark and drear,
hat will yawn between his happy
soul and those who swindled
nd in agony they would caper, and
he'd shout to them.
hust quench your tbirdt with the
due that's on your paper."
It's unwise to carry a far-fetched
ike too far.
You can't alwaya judg6 a rnan's
sy by the work he does.
It's advice when you give it and
lecture when you receive it.
A man doesn't have to wear good
otbee if he can afford not to.
A young widow has a peculiar wo y
seeing a mtmn without looking at
Put on yonr thinking cap when
ny- one offers you, something for
If death loved only a shining tuark
ery few men would have cause to
If a man doesn't marry his first
we he's apt to regret it-likewise
iso if he does. -
Ever the man who makes nothing
ut mistakes is in the manufacturing
Many a man has been forced to
k for a hand-out because he was
nable to get his haud in.
Some men stand just inside the
oor ready to grasp opportunity
y the back of the necic when it
nocks.- [Chicago News.
A Modern Superstition,
One of these brilliant interpreters
>mes to the front ' with the curious
ld conception that "the mastery of
ie Pacific" is some thing that must
scessarily be fought for with 12-inch
uns. Hence "war is inevitable.''
'he superstition about the "naastery
fthe Pacific" may be long in h1ying,
ut any sane mind should see that
mere is as much sense in a struggle
>r the "mastery of the Atlantic."
oone ever talks about lighting for
ue "mastery of the Atlantic." Why,
ten, should we gibber and chatter
rer the "mastery of the Pacific"?
hich is a much bigge~r ocean.
Are You Goodl at Spelling?
If soVQl( ren the l low ig Jiipaagraph
irefually and c-orrc(t the errPors inI it.
here are- in it (eleven~ mitae in tht
"Th'lese poems1. haive every good1 gift
Ceplt thiat of poetry. Thue anther~ has
C such fanieies-n:s hanve) occured to
Iin-d1uring a long and1 giood life--lthe
istult bing -ai volumel of tenderai to
ans of personei)l nfre l lton-S~weet med
ltatio)n - and remflI:in iices of half for
:)ttenu sene(s. But though ive receive
gralte'fu lipress!I(on - of the 11u1thor's
ersonal~ c'harnei(tr. omi this t(olle'
onl--it canntiot het (o: ed~--thati thiose
0(1lint is -hlowerte ious anld other
ise exellent--hanve the qualities
.ureal of aig
-Conducted by the- #
South Carolina Farmer' Educationil und
CO-Ooperative Unlion. C4
t is. 1. t. .;r ..t.s fritend d for thIs depa 00
ment'should be addreuse'd to J. C. Stribling,
endleton . South Carolina.
At the second annual ineting of di
the South Carolina. division of. the
Farmers' Union,.held at Greenwood,
25-7 of July, about 850 newbers ba
were present in .executive Tsion. i
These men of.4the farina wore upon
their countenancep a determined look
that means much.. They feel con'l. -
dent of their a.bility to maintain the
position they have taken in inanoging i
their own affairs ;in' (heir own wav
and tfieir success verifies.this opinion. pr
National President C. S. Barrett, ur
of Atwater, Ga.; addressed the meet.
ing at 8 iWoloek 'r it period of two
hotrs. A'i'ong'otlh.er thing3 he said re
the union was now more harmonious
than any other farmers' organiza- ta
tion had ever been in the South bo. hi
fore. The average growth of the
union is now over 3,000 members a F
day; some days it reaches 5,000 and
6,000 now members. The enrolled o
membership now is over 1,500,000. of
None of the state organizations'
have any debts and there is more or
less money in the 'treasury of every
state organization. The national
treasurer has oonsiderable money to
One of the most important things A
in connection with the Farmers'
Union is the tale now current that P
the crganization is affiliated with el
the American Federation of Labor, c
much hal Wen sa1id a,)gut this mat
ter of aftiatioa with the geneal fed
oration and the attitude of many
good and conservative men on the
outside has been undecided towards
the organization peiding a state.
ment of its position. President Bar.
rett was asked this question: "Is
the Farmers' Educational and Co
operative Union afflliatei with the
American Federation of ILbor?" vi
The answer was "Not" and In his
address to the meeting he cautiloed h
tae members to "go slow abut affili- d
it ag 4ith any organization." He
JqUrher said: "Why should we affil
tate when the Farmers' Union is now
strong enough and powerful enough
to accomplish any3thing that it wante a
to that is just and rght?"
The second sessiob Uf the Farxifsed
Union opened at 9 p. m. 0. P. Good
rich cald the meeting rto orde~r anda
introduced Hon. 0. M. Davip, of At.
Ian ta, Ga , state organizer of the e
Georgia division. Mr. IDavis wgs the
sole speaker of the evening and spoke a
for about two hours. He made a a
good, sound, practical talk, and one bI
that the delegates have talked about
more than that of any other. He
spoke of the harmonious working of
the Georgia union and told of the
magnificent iapproprniatiou, by the
state or Georgia for agricultural dis
mrict schools and urged 'that South
Carolina take steps along the same
line. He said:, "You know every'
b~ody says' the farmelr ,von't stick, se
but time farmsii' of Gor-in who won't wv
stick to the union get stouck." h I
regarid to the high price of cott'on, m i
he said that 25-cent cot~on wvould fa
ruin the farmning interests of the Ir
South. It would cause thbe mill 1eo-- a
p? 0 to qjuit spinning anud all go to'
Speatking of politics andi I l: much
mooted question of politics ruii ing
he orgamz'atio~n or' anly organiiia~on se
ihat allows ~olitics, .\I r. D avis si;,Ac:
"Tl.hat as thle nlational governmie. t al
has issued a strict quiIrairlr inagair at w
itle ticks, so the Farmers' Union
d instituted a strict quarantine
ainst politics." At the close of his
eech the evening meeting closed.
The meeting Uoxt morning was
Iled to order at 9 o'clock. Th [e
art-house was well-filled.
Ion. T. T. Wikefield, of Ander
r), president of the Anderson county
ion and vice-president of the state
iision, introduced the following
solution as the work of the com
tteo on the operatiou in cotton
ling, handling and marketing.
1e resolution is as follows:
"We favor a system of uniform
ling of cotton into packages of 24
fhes wide by 36 inches long; that
Lton be covered, neatly and securely
th any serviceable -wrapping, - our
efeience being - given to cotton'
,pper; that we approve the cotton
ion system of marketing cotton."
At 11 a. m. Nat'l Pres. C. S. Bar
t made an address to the general
blic in the court-house. He stated
iong other things that he had
hed Farmers' Union so much that
had about forgotten everything
ie he. ever knew. He said the
irmers' Unions of the South now
,n and operate 1,000 warehouses
their own "We do not own or
orate any stores," he said, 'Lhe
an who lon't stick himself is the
e who is alwaya gayiOg the other
[low won't stiok The old farmer
is got eniough of partisan politics.
he Farmeors' Union stand for more
iprovemnent in rural schools. Only
e of the whole number of the
'esent national officials of the Farm
a' Union has over held any politi
ioffee or been in politics.
The following officers were elected
L an executive session in the after
president-0. P. Goodwin, Lau
Vice-President-T. T. Wakefield,
Secretary-Treasurer-B. F. Earle,
Chaplain-A. B. Black, Green.
A state organiger is to b elected
F the executive committee at a later
ite. Quite a number of delegates
ive expressed their desire for the
eorgia organizer, Mr. .Davia, and it
probable that an effort will be
ade to secure his services in this
ate. The other officers are:
Doorkeeper-H. T. Campbell.
Conductr-S. W, Widwan,
Bergeabt-aArmns-. W. Dixoa
d W. E. Hlopkins.,
Executive dommittee- J. B Pick
I, W. L Anderson, J. 0. Bogge,
.C. Brown, W. L Kennedy.
Deslegate to the National Meeting
Little Rock, Sept. 3--J. C. Strib
ing, of Pendleton.
Delegates to the Cotton Growers*
d Spinners' Convention-W. 0.
oore, T... Tr. Waketield, J. Belton
atson, M. A. Mahaffey, J. B. Pick
t, 0. P. Goodwmn, W. L. Aaderson,
. E. Hopkins, C. D. Smith.
Little Jlohnnvy, having in his pos
s53ion a couplo of bantam heus /
aich laid venry' small eggs, suddlen
hit upon ai p)lan. Goinag the next
nnag to theo fowl run, .Johnny's
thaer was surprised to find an os
chm egg tied to one of the beams,
1( abovn it a card, with the wvords:
"Kop. your'P1 ey~e on this4, and do
wr best."-Hai'rper's Maigazin~e.
'The honor of ana honor able manc,
far as (0 dolars ant ~a lnd cnsaeCOul
rued,'dies whelan wie dies-~ theireforo
I honorable cond'itionas saoal be in
it i mag-. Ll Irwl. 1) avm