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Eutered April 2,3, 1903 at Pickens, S. C., as second clasR matter, under act of Oongress of March 8, 1879.
VOL. XXXVIL, _ICENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, E DTENBER 12, 1907 NO, 1
In Society's Whirl.
J. F. Banister, a popular merchant
of Liberty, spent Sunday in L'ickens
with R. A. Bowen,
The friends of Mrs. Switteuburg
were glad to welcome hor to Pickei
again last Thursday.
Mrs. H. A. Richoy ha.3 returno.1
from a delightful visit to her daugli
ter, Mrs. Martin, who lives near
R. E Goodwini, wife and attractive
little daughter Olga were visiting
friends and relatives in Greenville
Mrs. Essie Boggs, of Liberty, vis.
ited her friend, Mrs. J. M Gantt,
Mrs. Will Bruce and her charming
little daughter Catharine visited the
family of Rev. W. 11. Singleton last
Prof. Swittenburg, and wifA, Miss
Swittenburg and Miss Ola Richey
spent Friday and Saturday at Table
Guy McFall returned 1riday from
a pleasant visit to Atlanta.
Miss Annie Rogers, of Oconee, 0 1,,
is visiting her aunt, Mrs. J. I. Ash
Swayne Gilmer, wife and son, of
Anderson, were the guests of Mrs.
Eva Thornley last week.
L. E. Grandy came up from Co
lurobin, Friday. to visit his family.
Mrs J. T.Partridge and son James
are visiting relatives in Anderson
M iss Kate McDaniel, of Ruther
fordton, is ip town visiting relatives
Hon. A. H, Dagnall, of Anderson,
was in Pickens last week shaking
hands with his many friends,
Miss Olive Newton returned from
the Vineland school, near Greenville,
Friday. and began work in the Pick.
ens Graded School Monday.
Smith Griffn, of Greenville, cam(
over in his handsome automobile
Saturday and spent Sunday in Pick
ens with his daughter, Mrs. Middle
Mrs. Charles Bowen and childrei
have returned from a visit to friends
in Cateechee and Central.
Mrs. Flora Griffin returned Mon.
day from a visit to her daughter,
Mrs, Anna Sutherland.
Mrs. Middleton Hester returned
from Greenville, Saturday, from a
visit to her father, Smith Griffin.
Mrs. R. L. Hames returned Sun
day from a visit.to fricunds and rela
tives in Cateechee.
R. K. Henderson and wife, of
Anderson, returned home Tuesday,
after a few days' visit to their pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. McD. Farmer.
Mrs. G. W. Richey, of Piedmont,
and son-in-law, Hovey Smith, spent
Monday in Pickons, the guest of H.
Mrs. J. L. 0. Thompson spent a
pjortio'n of last week with her aumnts,
Miesdamnes W. 0. amnd 0. W. Richey.
E. B. Lathem, accompanied by his
wife and Mrs. M L. Henderson, are
on a tour, visiting Washington, Balii
more, Richmond, Newport News,
Norfolk and Jamestown, It goes
without saying that they will have a
nice trip and "En" will see all there
is to b).. seen.
Will Elrod, of the Piedmont see.
tion, and Wade Elrod, of Texas, vis
ited relatives in Pickens last week.
Will .11auldin, of Columbia. is vis
iting relatives in Pickens.
M. A. Boggs and family, of Libo
ty, whoi have been on, a two weeks
visit through the mountains of
western North Carolina, going to
Jocass(e, Whitowator, Sapphire
country, Brevart, and other places of
note, returned homo by wav of Pick
ens and visited his brother, P1. H.
Is Boll Weevil !n this State.
Mr. 11. F. Taylor, the secretary of
tho South Carolina cotton seed
crusher's association, said yesterday
thi, it the report should prove true
concerinig the boll weevil, the moth
od of introduction into the state is
not hard to find. Ever since last May
when the shortage of the cotton seed
hull supply became apparent, brokers
and dealers hiave been buying hulls
from the west.
It is impossible to tell where these
hulls came from, as many of them
were resbipped from Atlants. The
oil mills realized the danger and dis
eussed the matter frequently and
finally decided to refuse to buy any
of the western hulls,
Tue cotton seed hulls offer an ideal
method for hiber:nation of the boll
weevil and if these hulls are produced
from an infected seed or in a territc
ry infected by the boll weevil it is i.
most a certainty that the hulls will
have a number of the pests in them.
The proper step should be a quaran
tine against any hullq or agricultural
product shipped from infected terri
torv. The department of agriculture
should look closely after this and es
pecially after hull shipments, he says.
There is a poor sale for hulls in
Texas and the prices ruling in this
stite for this product offer ar unusu
al opportunity for brokers, dealers
and manufacturers to ship bulls from
infected territory into this state at a
ha-dsomiie profit. The freight rates
from the west also encourage such
Laurens is in the midst of the
greatest hull -using section of the
state and prices are higher in that
section than they are anywhere-at
places the hulls are selling at $15 per
ton-it is no surprise that the report
about the boll weevil should come.
especially when the dealers in hulls
are not patriotic enough to refuse the
Parties have been knuwn to go to
the railroads asking for a reduction
in rates from the west so that they
could get the hulls at a lower cost.
At the urgent request of the oil mill
association, the parties referred
to stopped their negotiations but
shipments from west of the Missis
sippi are positively known to have
come into the state.
Mr. I0. D. Smith, field agent, goes
to-day to an executive committee of
the Southern Cotton association at
Jackson, Miss. He urges the Laurens
farmers to send him samples of the
infested plants of that county. Mr.
Smith would like to see the weed,
leaves. bolls and all parts of -the cot
ton so that if the pet be not the boll
evil he may submit it to the farmers
from dlifferent sections for an opinion.
In the meantime he advises the Lau
rens farmers to get into communica
tion with Prof. Chas. H. Chambliss
at Clemson College.--The State 3d
I"What this?" asked the man ac
quittedl of a charge of murder as his
lawyer handed him a paper.
"TIhant's my bill for services," ex
plained the lawyer.
"Get out!" responded the acqultted.
"You prIoved I was insane, didn't
"WVell, you can't do business with a
hunatlc "-Phlimlainhin Lede..
FROM OUR COR
I am a new comer to the good old
sentinel JourniiJ, will vou allow In a
ittle spico in your columnus?
Papa has been a subrcribor to t:.o
5entinel-Journal for fifteen ye~ars and I
mjoy reading tle county news each
Tihe health of the eomnunity is good
it this writing.
Pulling fodder is the order of the (lay.
J, D. Nations has the best crop of tip.
and corn in the county.
Cotton is opening rapidly.
W. E. Bolding and daughter have re
urned to their home in Alabama.
I haven't seen anything from "B" in
onie time; wake up "B" with your good
>ld long pieces I like them. I would
ike to know how about your dream
vben you rolled back in your bed and
Ireamed of the bachelor's life.
The baptizing at old Six Mile was well
Ateuded. Best wishes to all.
M. A. Boggs and family are back from
t weeks visit to the mountains of North
Wade H. Boggs has gone to the
'Lone 't:r" state to ch school.
John C. O'Dell of South Georgin was
iA town looking t.fter his intereals. He
s 'oking well.
Dr. W. R. Hollingsworth returned to
his home in TN, xas, sotne d iys ago.
J. F. Bannister and C. E. Bush re
turned from Jamestown and other points
Claude and Ed. Hutchins accompa
nied by their sister, Miss Carrie, went to
Jamestown last week.
C. E. Hamilton is laying down mate
rial fox a commodious residence betwe6n
Dr. Shelton's aiud T. N. Hunter's resi
Dr. W. A. Shelton is having material
laid down for a two-story brick store on
his lot by S. 0. Skelton.
The new ginnery is about reedy for
the cotton crop.
Extention to the cotton mill is nearing
And the farmers sing fifteen cents for
cotton as we go marching on. C.
Dots From Dalton.
Good morning, Mr. Editor:-I am
gird to be with you all again after my
Wz: are having some fine weather now
Fodder pulling and picking peas are
Miss Emma Bowen is visiting relatives
in Greenville this week.
Billy Cobb from Grove Station visited
L. B. Dalton last week.
Miss Essie Lumkin spent last first
Bunday with Miss Elsie Herd near
Mrs. C. A. Jones from Bennettaville,
visited Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Dalton last
Misses Mattie Bowven, and Pearl and
Bessie Dalton spent last Saturday with
Miss Nora Chapman.
Rev'. .J. E. Foster will baptize six new
memnbor additions to Mile Creek church
on the fourth Sunday in September at
L. R. Dalton's mill pond.
Miss Mattie Bowen will close a very
successful term of Mile Creek school on
F'riday next. The patrons are well
pleased with Miss Bowen as teichl r.
John Findlay and family visitedt 8. F.
Curtis last Sunday.
Miss Mattie Bowena visited Mr's. W. J.
Parker iast Sundar.
J. H. Abororonmbie celebrated his 86th
birthday on September l1t 190)7. It isa
day long to be~ remembhered by more
than one hundred peop)lle.
If this appears in prIint I will comeli
again. Uncle Tom.
Uakes Kidnava and Bladder Right
I'm dyin' for wan sight o' yo, Alannt!
all the day,
I'm flighin' for wan look at ye across the
Och! weary on the writhin' mists that
shut ye out o' sight,
An' lavos me sigh for ye al1 day an' cry
for yo a1l night.
Oh! I was wild to put' me feet into the
An' tramp the dreary furrin roads wid
Gentiles an' wid Jews;
But I could bear wid every ill, an' stifle
If from the stranger's country I still
could see me own,
Oh! how I miss the health clad hills, the
meadows an' the brakes,
The rivers danein'gaily down the moun
tains to the lakes,
The skyitrk's airly mornin' song away
up in the blue,
Oh! woo is me, asthoro machree, to ever
part wid you.
Me curse is on the gi(dy dhrnms that
turned me boyish brain,
An' lured me o'er the wide, wide earth
in semrch o' worldly gain;
Rokeofeller's store an' ten times more I'd
give, asthoro, to see
Across the windy watery waste, just, wan
more sight o' ye.
THE CITY OF CANALS.
Venice and the Many hdands Upon
Which it is Built.
Venice is one of the most sinlgular
and famous cities in IEurope and is
built upon a cluster of islands in the
lagoon. This lagoon is banked off from
the Adriatie by a long, narrow sand
bank which is divided into a number
of islands, six in number. Inside of
this sand bank and between it and
the mainland is the lagoon, a sheet of
shallow water. In parts of this
marshy, sea covered plain islets have
become consolidated into ground, firm
enough to be cultivated.
And in the midst of a crowded
cluster of such islands, amounting to
between seventy and eighty in' num
ber, the city of ioulce is built. The
chief of these islands is called Isolda
de Rialto, or Island of the Deep
Stream. The Islands, in many places
mere shoals, afford no adequate foun
dation for buildings, and the city for
the most part is built upon an artifi
cial foundation of piles and stones.
The Grand canal divides Venice Into
two equaFp*rfs and is the main thor
oughfare for traffic and pleasure. The
city is subdivided by some one hun
dred and forty-six small canals or
water streets, and the gondola is used
for the carriage. Access can also be
had to various parts of the city by
land, there being over three hundred
bridges across canals. The Riaito, the
most famous bridge, spans the Grand
canal. There are also narrow lanes
in among the houses.
The Overruling of a Judge.
A judge once awoke in the night to
find his room in the possession of two
armed burglars. Covered by the pistol
of one of the marauders, the judge
watchedl the proceedings wvithi his usu
al Judicial enllm. One of thle depreda
tors found a watch. "Don't take that,''
the Judge said; "it has little value aund
is a keepsake." "The mot ion Is over
ruled," replied the burglar. "I appeal,"
rejoined the judge. The two bur
glars conisultedi, and the spokesman
then replied: "The appeal is allowed.
The case coming on b~efore a full tri
bunal of the supreme court, that body
is of' the unanimous 01p1nion1 that the
dlecree of the lower court should be
sustaIned, and It is accordlingly so or'
dered." Pocketing the wvatch, court adl
Logic and Metaphysics.
Joaquin Miller wais once converslng
wvith a learned professor who was v'is
itinig Califiornia. Tio the poet's query.
"Wha t do you do'?" the pr'ofessor an
sw01red tha t lhe behi t he chiri of meta
phyalesiC and logIc at a Newl E~ngland uni
ver'slty. Whereupon the ven'erable Mi11
ler', with an encournmgng smile, reas
suringly lpat ted thei prlol'5fes on thei
shoulder. "Logic and meta physics, eli?
WVell, I suppose we must have people
to lookc after those things, even if they
A Cowboy Mayor.
Tall oaks from little acorus grow,
1d James C. Dahlman is one of
bem, He went into the live stock
,ommission business in Omaha a few
rears ago. lie looked the ground
>er and decided it was time the city
mad a )emocratic mayor. They had
iand none for 17 years. so Dahlman
started out to brok the spell. He
mniounced himself as a condidate,
'ho old-timers said: "Well, he's
4ot his nerve! Only lived here a few
rears and wants to be mayor. Noth
og in it, gentlemen; positively
iothing in it!" But there was some
;hing in it, for he was nominiated by
be Democrats. The opposition put
ipa in'ost respectable and high
ninded person, who used a glove
when shaking hands with the voters.
'Cowboy!" screamed the opposition.
'Cowbo3! Ya-a-ah, nothing but a
"Fine," said Dahlinan. "Cowboy
as good enough for me. I'll put my
hips on that,"
A night or two after the dowboy
,eproach began to circulate Dehlman
wont to a meeting and made a speech,
"They've been out West looking
ip my record," he said, "and they
aind I have been a cowboy, You bet
I was a cow boy, and I want to say
here that I was a good cowboy. No
steer ever came down the pike that
was too big or too swift or too ugly
for me to rope and tie, No horse
ever come out of the corral that I
couldn't ride until he was worn to a
frazz'e, No broncho could buck me
off and no broncho can yet, And I
wvat. to say to you people of Omaha
that I am still a cowboy, and if any
of your grafters and crooks come to
me when I'm mayor -for I'm going
to be mayor-- I'll rope and hog 'em
and brand 'em quicker than I.Cver
roped and tied a steer, and that's
Whereupor there were loud cries
and the opposition took a new tack,
"Ho played poker," they said. "You
bet, I played poker, and I play poker
now, and if there is any man in this
audience who ever set in with me and
did not know be bad been in a poker
game after he got through I want
him to stand up so I can see the
color of his hair.' More loud cries
and tumult and miecpllaueous noise.
Meantime, Dahlman had organized
his cowboy quartet-four young fel.
lows who could stng-dressed them
in cowboy rig, with big pistols and
bronchos, and the quartet permeated
Omaha, singing and firing pistols at
every Dahlman meeting anid bringing
out great crowds, It looked like a
sweep for Dahman. The opposition
was nervous. "Hie couldn't write a
veto message grammatically or make
a grammatical speech if he was elect
ed," they said.
'-I was born out in the frontier,''
replied Dahlman, "and I didn't get'
much sebotling. I suppose I can
hire a man to write may veto message
snd my speeches and fix them up
nice and grammatical-I suppose I
can do that and it won't cost me
much--but I want to tell you folks
I'm no~t going to do it. Whenever a
crooked ordinance comies up to me
I'll take the biggest bottle of reid ink
I can find arid the stubbiest pen, and
I'll n rite across it: 'Nothing doing
Jim D~ahlman!' and that'll be gram.
m rticail enough for you to under
The Omaha people liked Dahirman's
talk, applarently, for they gave him
3,000 plurality and the cowboy is ma
thme mayor's ofice roping and1 tieing
them, just as ne said be wvould..
1 will o on my gallery from Septenm
her 7th -o Nov. 1oth. E. M. Farmer.
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