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PICKENS, S. C.:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1907.
THE CONYtCT-HIS FAMILY-LAW.
It Is argded that obuviote must not
be, kept idle, that they must earn
their own living, that the people
sbould not be taxed to feed and
clothe an army of criminals, and so
furth, and so forth.
Let a see, how this works. The
stateArrests # young fellow, who, let
us say, in a drunken quarrel has
stabbed a companion. He is hurried
away to prison. He is brought into
court, tried and convicted. He is sent
to prison for five years or for ten
years, or for life. All the while a
young wife and a half dozen little
children are left without their natn
ral protector and support. They bud
die in the cornel og the inourt -room
They hear the Iwyer's yawp. Ther
listen to the verdict. The case is
closed. The young father is bundled
off in one direction in chains. The
young family is turned off in another
direction in tears. The state taked
the earnings of the one to itself, leav
ing the other to starve. The mother
dies of despair. The boys grow up
thieves. The girls grow harlots. The
law is vindicated. The taxpayer is
nrotected. The criminal classes are
replenished. Is it not diunable?
Does not the society that tolerates
such monstrosities deserve all the evil
it entails upon itself? The state has
no right to take that man's iabor
from his wife and family and give
them no equivalent. It should punish
the guilty not the innocent Every
dollar that is diverted in this way
from the natural needs of the helpless
to the uses of the public, is base
blood money that should and does
carry with it the curse of God.
The Busy Ten Dollar'Bfil.
Mr. Brown keeps a boarding-house.
Around his table sat his wife, Mrs
Brown; the village milliner, Mrs.
Andrews; Mr. Black, the baker; Mr.
Jordan, a carpentor, and Mr. Hadley,
feed and lumber merchant. Mr.
Brown took $10 out of his pocket
book and handed it to Mrs. Brown,
with the remark that there was $10
toward the .$20 he had promised her.
. Mrs. Brown handed the bill to Mrs.
And rews, thd milliner, saying: "That
pays for my new bonnet." Mrs. An
drews in turn passed it to Mr. yordan,
remarking that it would pay for the
carpenter work he had done for her.
Mr Jordan handed it to Mr. Hadley,
requesting his receipted bill for lum
ber. Mr. Hadley gave the bill back
to Mr. Brown, saying: "T1hat pays
$10 on my board." Mr. Brown again
passed it to Mrs. Brown, remnarkinig
that he had now paid her thle $20 he
had promised her. She in '.urn paid
Mr. Black te settle her bread and
pastry account.. Mr. Black handed
it to Mr. Hadley, ankhng credit for
the amount on his flour bill. Mr.
Hladley again remarked that it set
tIed for that month's board, where
upon Mr. Brown p)ut it back into his
pocketbook, observing that he hadn't
supposed a greenback would go
But suppose0 Mrs. Brown had sent
to a mail order house for a new bon
net, then the $10 would have gone
out of towvn and never como back.
The moral--Spend your money at
1f you have kidney and bladder. troub
le and~ (do not use Foley's Kidney Cure,
you will have only yourself. to bame for
results, as it positively cures all forms of
kidney andt b'ladder diseases.~
le new rato law itn North Caroli
4YeL bf age, but the u
will not take advantage of it; ovenin
the face of the recent re dction in
the rate, and will continue to carry
small children and babies free of cost.
The company is to be commended for
this, and it will be rewarded by. the
public in some way or other. Let's
give credit whereVer it is due, even
to the railroads. - Greenville News.
"Going Too Far."
Alabama bas revoked the charter
of the Southern railroad for having a
law suit against it tranferreo from
the state to the United States court,
Arkatsas began a similar process,
which is now being held up by in
juOtion. Alabama is threatening dire
consequences to the Southern if it
shall continue to do business in that
state, threatening to call the legisla.
ture together and to call out the
We doubt.the wisdom or the just
ice of this course. The law gives the
road the ight to ask for a transfez
of the cases against it; if the courts
grant the request the roads are nol
to blamer no4 one should be con
demned 'for appealing to the jag in
his own behalf. Besides that, we
doubt if the state can prevail in a
matter of this sort. The Sotthern
is en -is e.iload sAjm: - ex.
1*'nk'tieag emmas qenaesn g
paspengers, freight and the mails
To-stop tly csrs would cause immense
1tss ad inconvenience to the public,
not- to speak of the loss to the roads.
If. the state were clearly righb in
the first instance it ough' tc
stand its ground and insist on the
enforcement of the law-just as Gov.
Glenn did in North Carolina. And
he ctirried his point because he had
the law on his side. But in the
Alabama case, and the Arkansas
case, the roads are being punished
for taking advautave of a right they
have ouder the law-they are acting
lawfilly in having their suits against
them transferred from the state to
the federal courts.
It is more than probable-that these
two states will have to ?sack down
from the position they have taken
not because there is any failure of
the doctrine of ".state rights," but
because they are in the wrong. And
if they do have to back down they
will present a very ridiculous andI
mortifying spectacle to the world.
Knights of Pythias Conventton..
Thie Pickens Knights will long re
tain pleasant memories of the happy
occasion on the 20th, when they had
the exquisite pleasure of entertaining
the delegates to the convention in
the Eighth district. It was a fine
turnout and it was a fine afternoon
and ideal evening. The presiding
officer, Park A. Dallas, D. D. G. 0.,
did himself proud.,
The secret meeting was attended
to in the auditoripm of the school
building, after which a most elegant
and tasteful course dinner was served
to the visitors and local Knights in
attendance. The spacious corridors
of the school building were used for
this happy social function, and the
dinner was prepared and served by
the Daughters of the Confederacy.
Dinner over, a public meeting was
then held. The address of welcome
was made by Solicitor Julious B.
Boggs in a few well-chosen remares,
and was responded to by Mr.. J. A.
Summerset, of Columbia, in his
characteristic happy vein.
Then Prof. A. GI. Romlust, of Wof
ford College, was introduced and
madle a most interesting and in.
structive talk on the great need of
libraries and reading rooms in con.
nection with the lodge halls. lie
wants the young men of the ,lodges
looked after zealously and earnestly
and their minds trained on the right
line of thought.
TIhe next speaker was Hon. Men
del L. Smith; grand chancellor. He
sa e rnwLaique, an o.
Ir. vl !as rihao4yN''WI6
iod ad tainly: charmed his aUL
The officers and members of the
PiOckens Lodge are certainly to be
congratulated upon the complete sue.
cess of the convention, its manage
ment and the superb style in which
the-delegates were entertained. They
were all delighted with their visit and
declared that Pickens was a thing of
beauty and a joy forever.
Hon. E H. Aull of. Newberry, Hon.
B. A. Morgan of Greenville and Dr.
W: R. Doyle of Seneca wero among
the past chancellors present.
Pickens, R. 0, 2.
It seems Lat the gloomy days of
autumn are almost here. The sky is
overcast with clouds and the air is
damp and still; but we cheer up and
smile when we look at the -brilliant
prospects of a good yield in crop#,
and at the many other blessings with
which we are so bountifully supplied.
The protrschd meeling closed at
Six Mile, Satuiday night. after a
week of glorious work. There, was
much and lasting good accomplisebd.
Th t haphzmng at Praters wavell
attended, on4ng to the condition
T*elee mile eWtin. isitki t4his
Mrs. J. R. Porter is very ill at tLI a
Mi-ses Ula Folger and Etta B ggs
spent a week of their vacation visitiug
friends in this section.
. There was quite -a crowd at the
ice-cream supper given at the Gates
schoolhouse Friday evening. Prof.
Hallum and J. C. Garrett Were there
and made excellent addresses. All
had a good time.
3. E. Boggs passed through Friday
on his way to Gap Hill.
Miss Euuice Bright, of Maynard,
spent Saturday and Sunday in our
Wonder what the commissioners
are going to do with, the roads in and
around herMr Most of them are in
as bad condition as they can possi
blv g< t in. LREAIDER.
Pickens, R. F, 0. 5,
I wijl- give you. a few dots from
The heajth of- the commnnity is
The little infant of Mr. and Mrs.
y1. L. Murphree is very ill with er.-.
Rev. J. E. Foster has just closed a
protracted meeting at Mile Creek.
There were six additions to th
;church. At the close of the meeting
Mr. Foster was unanimously elected
pastor for another year.
Miss Eunice Bright visited Miss
Essie Lumkin Monday,
Miss Essie Findley is -quite sick
with fever. Her friends hope to son
her out again soon.
Miss Rosa Herd visited Miss Essie
Luwkin Wednesday and Thursday.
Childrens' Day was celebrated at
Gap Hill Saturday. A jolly good
time was reported by those who at
If this escapes the waste basket I
will write again. Papa's girl.
The "Dead Line" of Forty.
Mrs. Eddy was forty wvhen she
discovered Christian Science, just
as Mrs. Stowe was forty when she
wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Scott.
began the Waverley novels when he
was forty-three, Mohammed was
fifty-two when the ilegira marked
the beginning of his great work,
Swedenborg was fifty-four years old
when what is called his.illumination
began, and if Newton'and Darwin
had regarded themselves as past 4
their best at forty there would now
be neither the "Principia" nbr "Thle
Origin of Species."-Read1dr Maga.1
DO YOU WAN'I
The BEST Turnip
can get ?'
$We have them,
the Seed Farm.
Wednesday & Thur
Strouse &IBeothe:-s of Baltimor
CLOTHING will have their exper
measure for your reqluiremnenti-for
We will display samples of high~
and domest:c woolens from wvhich
tions that will please you and sust;
of the best dressed men,
HIG H A RT CLOTH ING is gu
sup~erior in workmanship and pre-e
Don't miss this chance to get th
can be put into a suit of clothing.
Moore & il
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We e ft anduateria ra,
md Threshers. .Also Atlas
ngInesand plldra DeLoach
~aw Mis ad $hlngle Mills,
We carry n, tremendous stock of al.kinds
'f IIELTING and MKAUHINEltY Sup. J
fi'E.~ Wrie us for anythingw i*
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