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PICKENS, S. C.:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1907.
The loudert howl about high taxes
is usually from those who pay the
least. Their taxes. beside the poll
tax, is about what a package of Old
Glory cheroots would cost.
We have watched our farmer
friends and we know that lots of them
have bought in recent times lute of
labor-saving implements, at a right
smart outlay. Now that they are
not in use any more this season, they
should be oiled, cleaned, repaired and
housed, so as to be ready for use next
year. If this is done they will be
worth from 25 to 50 per cent. more
next spring than if left out to take
all of the winter's weather and will
not have to be replaced with new
We are glad to know that the
farmers of this courty are in the best
shape they have been in for several
years. With plenty of oats, hay and'
forage, they are now saving an im
mense quantity of good fodder. Their
coru ciop is the best and largest in
the history of Pickens county. The
cotton crop has come out wonder
fully and a fair yield will be gather
ed. Taking it all in all, the farmers
of this, the banner county of the
state, are to be congratulated on their
era of genuine prosperity.
We sincerely sympathize with the
Courier-Journal, of Louisville, in its
loss of its plant by fire on the 30th
Ult. Tho damage is over $650,000.
The machines and presses were in a
reinforced part of the building, there
fore they were but slightly damaged.
The editorial and reportorial forces
stuck to their posts with the hope
that the fire might be subdued and
they could get out a paper, but they
were caugh t napping and had to be
rescu1 d with ladders. The building
was five stories high, covering half a
block, and was practically gutted by
This paper is the recipient of many
compliments of late. The quality,
class and quantity of news dished up
comes in for a great share, while the
local, editorial and society columns
are highly spoken of; but what we
consigler one of our greatest features
is the monthly comic hit, "'Gander
bones Forecasts." This will be a
regular feature, hereaf ter, which we
have added at much cost, but it is
worth the money. We also hope,
soon, to have "Uncle Zeke" as a reg
ular contributor to our columns.
Now is the time to subscribe. Pay
your dollar and get the paper 52
issues for one year.
The presidents of the county asso-f
ciations of the S. C. F. A. 4 E. U.
of A. met in Columbia, Saturday,r
and voted to instruct LPr sident E D).
Smith to vote for a price of 13e for a
this year's crop) of cotton, so far as y
South Carolina is concerned. The d
delegates agreed that this should bo fi
the mi niu price. The matter of ~
price for the cotton-growing states al
will be arranged at Jackson, Miss., n
this week by the executiv(, committee.
President Smith will also, at this
meeting, advocate the use of low t1
grado cotton in the making of heavy e
duck for cotton covering. Whatever tl
pr ien agreed on should be strictly a
?adhemd ta., and the county unions e
A-oh bok wel: It, thirI d('cisjinsU
being .1 eyedi iy every cot to:1 seller I
in tI, -ir ci un Lv.
This is an era of education; there
ire schools on' all sides of us; the
fowls of the air, the beasts of the
field, and the greatest of all instruct
Drs-nature, all combine, and tend
to teach something to human kind,
and how prone we are to disregard
Even a rat can be taught to do
.things and its faculties can be trained
until it seems to have reasoning
power. The New York American
tells of a pet white rat in New Jersey
that recently did a "steeple-jack'
stunt. E dmund P. Condit, a wealthy
resident, of Verona, N. J., gave a
birthday party in honor'of his 9-year
old son, and when he went to raise
"Old Glory" to the top of the 30-foot
staff the pulley rope broke, and the
pole was too light to permit of aicy
of the boys climbing up o the top
to pass another rope through the
pulley. And here is where the rea
soning power and learning of a rat
was brought into prominence One
of the children scooted home and
soon returned with. a pet white rat
and a ball of twine. The boy un
coiled the twine, put the loose end in
the rat's mouth and sent it climbing
up the pole, but when it got to the
pulley it was undecided what to do
next, so it was called down and
another pulley was found, and for
ten minutes the young master taught
the rat to run back and forth through
the pulley with the twine in its
mouth. Then he sent the rat up the
pole again and this time, without a
moment's hesitation the rat tried to
get through the pulley with the
string in iis mouth, but the hole was
t so small, so the rat deliberately
took the string in one paw, passed it
through the small opening, caugyht
it with the ther paw, then scram
bled to the ground with it. A rope
was strung through the pulley with
the aid of the twine halyard and the
Ilig raised. The rat was rewarded
with a large slice of cheese which it
munched daintily as it sat on its
young master's shouldbr.
Teache.rs seeing this article can
comnent advantageously on it to
their scholars and bring out two qual
ifications-kindness and patience.
We notice that thin county has sev
Bral good local unions, and a vety
good~ county union, but whenever it
comnes to where money ought to ho
spent, they are as dumb as ovsters.
With all of the wvork and talk by
the writera in our farmers' column
raboat warehouses, wve have never
heard a word said about building
ane at Pickens. Why is this? Have
they no money, or are they afraid
to spend their money?
There should be a warehouse at <
Pickens for the purposeo of atoring I
Lhis season's crop. It is nJot right to ii
force a farmer to sell his cotton on a ii
dleclining market because he has no 1
place to store his staple, and lbe is v~
in unfortunate and to be pitied. As 0
the Cotton Association and the Farm -g
irs' Union will both place a mini. P
"uum price on the crop this fall, that e
uniniu price should be adhered to 0
it all hazards, but how can it be p
vhen there is no place to store the 1<
teple? A fellowv can't bold his cottoti t
vben he can't have it protected fronm s
he weather and the fire.
You had better sell on an open t
rlarket than to store in the cotton 5
iill warehouses, for they then have e
('cess to your staple, use it, and pay n
'haatever price is prevailing on the a
ay you demand your money. You V
irnish them the rope to hang you e
ith. Trhey have used the cotton V
id can pay you wt at they please- i
ut what you want. '
In one of the counties of the state t
ie salary of the superintendent of i
aucation is $300 and the salary of a
me dispenser of that county is $900 iJ
year. Mr. Education Superintend
nt didn't do a thing but resign his
11cc and accept the position of dis- i
ens*'r. WYe don't blame him, his y
[ rvieux wern for hire ndr whaeve k
posilion offered the most money -was
the -ne that got him. Here is a les
son for some of our ranting statesmen
who have cried "reform." Some more
"refawming" will have to be done,
and that mighty quiek, or public office
will go begging. Almmst any man
can make more money as a private
citizen than as an officeholder at the
present salaries paid.
It is really too early to say much
abcut politics yet. The election is
yet a year off and many things could
happen in that time to injure a per
son's chances for office. In fact,
there is probably no office in the gift
of the people of South Carolina, the
successful candidate for which has,
as yet, announced himself. There
may be some, who are feeling the
ground carefully, or' having their
friends do it for them, who, per.
cbance, may be successful, but our
candid oupinion is that the successful
candidates to these offices have not
vet announced-or at least they hive
not run their names in this paper.
Baron Von Pilis has been in
Charleston. His object was to wake
the old city up and run a regular
steamer from Taieste to "the city by
the sea." We are glad to note that
he has infu.ied some enthusiasm into
those people. A line to the east
would pay well, and there is no rea
ann for cotton to be shipped to New
York for export. Ship it to Charleston.
The water rates on 'imports should
put Charleston in the lead as a whok -
sale distributing depot for this up.
country over Ailants, Richmond and
other towns that generally sell goods
in this state. Wte hope soon to si e
Charleston coming into her own.
The Real Sufferer.
There occurred in Indiana recently
an incident that demonstrates plainlY
how the public is made to pay for all
this reform that is sweeping the
country. Tho incident is thus nar
rated in the Traffic Bulletin:
"Fieber & Holmes, of Brookville,
Ind., retail lumber merchants, is one
of the firms that are entitled to reiu
bursement from the southern rail
roads under the recent decision of
the supreme couirt, which holds an
advancenent in freight rates on lum
ber, oiinde -fl'rectivo abouL two years
ago, is illegal, and requiring the
roads to return to shippers the
amount pqjd by them in excess of the
"Joseph Fieber, manager of the
concern, however, refuses sto accept
the rebates. Ho declares that neither
bis firm or any other is entitled to
~be rebates because they lost nc thing
>y virtue of the increase in rates.
Ile crplains the matter in this wise:
" 'V h en the rate was increased 2
ents per 100 feet, or from $6 to $12 -
ecr car, the shippers immediately
iet the rate increase with an a&tvance
prices of from 50 to 70 cents per
000. Local retail dealers every
here accepted the raise as a matter
fact, l'ecause freight rates had
one up, and they in turn raised the
rice to the consumers, who in the
rid paid the increase in the freight
barges, and the mills, and the ship
era and dealers not only did not
se anything, but they increased
3eir margin of profit on every con
gnment of lumber they sent out.' "
'The truth of Mr. Fieber's asser
ons cannot be doubted, but it is
~riking to have a dealer acknowl.
lge it, just as it is unique to have a
ian refuse to get anything back from
corporation. Mr. Fieber is right;
se public pays for ,all rebates taken
a', just as it pays all fines placed on
le heads of trusts and other ofi'end
ig monopolies through their officials.
~he people pay, also for many of the
normous gifts made by the heads of
bie trusts to pet institutions. The
eople pay, truly, but it is strange to
se a head of a big fim being so can
id about it. -Antgusta Chronicle.
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