Newspaper Page Text
PUBIJSIED EVRJY THURSDAY MORNING.
The Sontino1-Journal Company.
TirOMPsoN & RIcuy. PnoPs.
J. n. 0. ''luoMISON. EDITOR.
Subscription $1.00 Per Annum.
Advertising Rites Reasonable.
Entered at Pickens lotoillco as Second Class
PICKENS, S. C.:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1907.
That Fox Hunt.
Let's keep the record straight. In
a recent issue we published a squib
to the effect that a fox chase was
pulled off in Pickens a few nights
before, and a correspondent gave
the information to the state pfpers.
The State had it as a 'possum chase.
The persimmons are not yet ripe and
it is most too soon for ?possum and
"taters-" The whole thing, in a nut
shell, was a "nature fake," and was
as follows: Mr. Legare had just got
ten in a case of "bourbon," and the
boys got wise to this fact and called
to pay the congressman a visit, and
of course he set out the liquid re
freshments. This town being dry
they were very thirsty and partook
rather liberally of thu potatiols
Mr. Legaro seeing his bourbon dis
appearing so rapidly became appre
hensivo and consulted with his better
half how to stop the drain and she,
with her quick wit, told him to take
that old fox hide and send "Prince,"
his hostler, to drag it through the
streets of Pickens, He seized the'
idea with avidity, proposed the chasv,
and--saved his case of bourbon.
This is the true story, which would
n ,t have been told bad not the cor
respondent told the tale that Pickens
was the hone of " 'possums."
What is slang? It is the force
In), but inelegan t method of expres
sion not as exactly as laid
down in Smith's Grammar, but,
like the bed bug, it "gets there" just
the same, and, while the people may
Sneer to their heart's content, the
wide-awake American will continue
to use slang till the cows coine
home oJr the clouds roll by.
Blang phr ase:; will frequen tiy Ba' e
utterance of a dozen or more words;
and as th" average American is a
hustler an' nasn't much time to
waste, everything goes and slang
holds its grip.
It would be hard to trace the ori
gin of many of our slang expressions,
but it is safe to say that the majority
found birth on the stage. A com
edian says something which strikes
the audience as "good," and hence
forth that expression has a great
"run." Incidentally, "there are no
flies on" our schcols. Seriously, it is
in truth a school with unsurpassed
advantages for securing a practical
education. It is the air line to col
lege, and, in fact, is the only road
running through the country that
lands its passengers in the great
union depot of the Freshman elass of
our best institutions. For lowest
rates and other information apply to
WILL sell to the hIghest responsible
,bidder on Oct. 21st, 1907, at 10
O'elock at the residence of T. W. Hill do
ceased, 180 acres of laid cut up into
(' tracta ranging from 120 to 50 acres.
.Plate exhibitedl on (lay of sale or anmy
Tferma of sale, one-fourtht eash, bal
ance on 30 days time. Purchaser to pay
for papers and recording same.
Wl. E. Hill,
8. 5, LHarbin,
Sm Nisks an Chapped Hands
A e qut~ly eni e by~ appling Chantherlai,
Enive. '1'V) o: it 1; surecns Pric.2 ..,...
Some people attenld to their v1u
business. Sonme don't. I don't care,
so they let my business alone. Don't
send any one to me for whisky. and
tay, "I believe Moore is handling
whisky." I have had enough bur
dutns to boar about that. Dont want
aiy ono to call .tn me foir whisky 1
have nothing to do with it, except
that I sumotines take a drink. I
know who doue this talking, and I
know what for. It you want to make
me md, ask 1110 for 'vbisky-if you
want to please me, give me a drink.
I an selling beef and all kinds of
meat. I can't run a fellow out be
cause he is drinking a little. If he
wanted anything be would have to
call for something to tat or soft
J. D. MAoRE.
The Old Market Man.
BALANCE IN THE AIR.
The Necessity For Equilibrium In Bird
It Is likely that the bird's superb
ease and grace in the air are due to its
ability to maintain absolute balance.
If a gull makes t& mistake of bend
ing until the wind strikes its head
and wings on the top it will tumble
Instantly. And the salling birds,
though they make no flapping motion
of their wings, are constantly balanc
ing themselves, like a man on a tight
rope. Some scientists have maintained
that the air sacs make it possible for
the bird to manage minute changes
that are very valuliale in restoring
equilibrium. It is known that tlec
wing Is joined to the botly of the bird
Iy wa:it is called a universal joint,
enablinog the creature to muake almost
overy possible motion. The hody of1 a
ian Is heavier than water, but if he
gets into at position of perfect balance
le will Ih01t. III some such way, it Is
clailied, the bird floats in the air. But
as the bird would fall much more rap
idly in the air thian a mani's body
would sink in water the necessity for
a far more suthi le abhilitY to keep the
ce(liter of grIvity on the pait of the
blrd is alparent; hence, according to
this theory, the bird Is provided for
this purpose with the most sen ive
eqiiplient, Iade Ill of nerves :111d
il ysterious air' ducts, 11tan1y of the wing
feathers perhaps actinig as sentinels,
warning instantly of the slightest ap
'Proach of shifting currents.- Every
ENTERTAINING THE DUKE.
Rudely Interrupted While He Was
Chatting With Royalty.
The daily papers do their best, but
not even their ubiquitous represeita
tives garner all the store of good things
Which attendt a royal visit to Ireland,
says the London Sketch. No paper at
the ti ue prinited the cream of the sto
ries which grew out of a visit of the
iDuke of Cm'inaught to the Emeraldl
1812?: -'"WVelcome to Ireland!" said a
man as lie sawv the duke on the steps
of a hotel in the little western town Iml
which he wvas staying. "Welcome to
Ireland, your royal 4lghness. I hope I
see your royal highness well." "Quite,
well, thank you." answered the duke.
"And your noble mother, the queen. I
bope her 0o1ld leddyship is enjoyln' the
best of health?" "Yes, thank you. The
queen is very well indeedl," said the
cluke, vastly amused with the easy fa
muiliarity of the peasant. "It's glad I
lim to hear it. And tell me, your royal.
blghness," the other went on, "how
ire all your noble brothers and sis
ters?" Before the duke could answer
in aid-de-camp appeared, with, "Here,
get along there." The peasant looked
ip with infinite scorn. "Arrahi What
ire yez interruptin' for?" he exclaimed.
''Can't you see that me and his royal
Lighness is houldin' a conversation?"
Explanation Was Necessary.
As the Pratts' dog was at last de
tacehed from the trousers leg of the
new milkman by Mr. Pratt's vigorous
eft'orts the victim of the onslaught be-|
gain to express his mind with consider
"I wouldn't keep a (log like that," he,
said( indignantly, but Mr. P'ratt broke
in be'fore lie had time to say more.
"ie's only playfnl, that's all," he in
sisted, and at the samte time ho pressed
soniethtling Into the new milkman'sa
VTe man glanced at the wad of
green, and then as lie transferred it to
a safe pocket lisa expression changed.
"I guess I can take a little fun as
well as anybody," lie said dryly. "But
till you explained it I had a notion
thaut dog was in earnest when he bit
thtat piece out of my trousers."
BRIDGE TO LET.
I wiill lot the building of tt now bridge
on Twelve Milo River known as the
"Maw Bridge," at 11 o'clock on the 15th
(lay of October next.
Pb'is and specifications made known
otn tht dlay. Rightt resoived to reject
any n~i'11bd . E. LOOPER,
The County Poor Far,
The inmates of the County Poor
House are indebted to Supervisor
Looper for his thoughtfulness of their
comfort and welfare. Le has during
the slummer months torn away the
told dilapidated shells in which they
had to stay and built foui nice, new,
comfortable houses, which now gives
plenty of room for all the inmates.
The roomi are about sixteen feet
sqiaro, tightly coiled and floored.
well lighted and ventilated and con
veuient. They are built close to the
grround, so the old people will have
no steps to go up, a piazza the full
length of the four rooms which are
built together, and a coverefd way
from them to the steward's house, so
that they will not be exposed in bad
weather when goiug for their meals.
The supervisor deserves great
credit for the way he has improved
the houses, and it is said at a cost of
hs than $200.
It is also said thAt the best crop i
years is now on the farm. The su
pervisor says he has gathered 6,000
bundles of fodder, will gather 700 or
800 bushels of corn, will make plenty
of meat and molasses to supply them
next year and about four bales of
cotton, When the steward is not
busy on the farm he is kept repair
ing bridges and roads, and is there
fore engaged all the time. Evt r* -
thing seems to be prudently and
economically managed and the Ii
mates comfortabile and contenlet. *
"What a thin voice that girl has."
"Thin! Why, it's so thin she ought
to sing all her music in a skeleton
Of the Condition of the Liberty Bank
located at Liberty, S. C.. at tile close
of business Sept. 17th, 1907:
Loatis and Discounts $73,068.62
Deniand Loans 1,%21.70
Banking llouse 1.513.82
Furniture and fixt.ures 1,666..0i
Due from banks and bankers 6,3ql 917
Silver, nickels, pennies W5.98
Checks and cabh items 15.0o
Tot al 88,917.29
Capital stock paid in 25,000.00
Undividolli profits. less current
expe.n.s.s and taxes paid 4,975. 0
Individual depos:ts subject to
Time certilieates 13,28-i. 12
Oishier's c!e'cks 36.24
Bilis payable, 29,60.00
State of South Carolina,
County of Pickens.
Before me came H1. C. Shirley cashier
Lof the Liberty Bank who being dulv
worn, says that the above and forego
ug stat'eument is a true condition of said
rmnk. -as shiowni by the books of file in
uid bank. H. C. SHIRLEY,
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
his 20th day of Sept. 1007.
H. L,. Clayton,
Not. Pub. S. C.
W. S. Parsons)
J. P. Smnith, Directors.
WV. T1. O'Dell
Df the condition of the Pickens Bank,
ocated at Piecens S. C., at the close of
>usiness Sept. 17th, 1907.
Loans and Discounts. $151,621.77
Demand Loans 20,000.00
Banking House 1,125.75
F~urmiture and' Pixtures 1,574.28
Due from Banks and Bankers 3,667 42
Silver, Nickels and Pennies 231.07
Checks and cash itt - s 100.00
Capital Stock Paid In $20,500.00
Undivided Profits, les's Cur-.
rent Expenses and Taxes
Due to Banks and Bankers 826.70
Individual Deposits Subject'
to Check 120,730.83
Cashier's Check 967.67
Notes and bills rediscountable 19,489.21
State of South Carolina
County of Pickons
Before me came I. M. Mauldin eash
icr of Pickens Bunk who, being duly
sworn, says5 that tihe above and forego
ing sttement is a trac condition of eaid
Bank as shown by the books on file in
said Baink. L. M. Mauldin,
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this 19th day of Sept& 1907.
0. R. Hendricks,
Correct attest N. P., S. C.
J. MeD. Bruce )
J. P. Carey ~ .Directors,
W. M. Hagood
Allen's Kidney Root I
Remedies made for Rf
Price $1.00 The Bot4
Sold and Reco mend
t te "Ci
rThe cause it til)
, hial -.t is tile
TaLkes 61C in)
? covers froti
Call in a
s one of the very best
idney and Bladder
try to figure paint
tile price per1 gal
[w paint costs mlost,
Vallons to buy
lallous to apply.
*int is more economical than
est" painit ever mixed, be
cts less gallons and wears
resuit of 153 years experi
ionest paint making, No
wvhy one gallon of Devoo
600 to 800 square feet and
dl got a color card,
E & MAULDIl.
Are the best General I'urpose Fnxginie. ini
the wvorld. WVe enrry them in stock.
Weo are the livadquarters for
Peeriess Engines, Saw Mills,
and Threshers. Also Atlas
Engines and Boilers DeLoach
Saw MIlls and Shingle Mills,
:We carry a trementlous stock of all kianis
of BELTING anid MACHINElRY SunP.
ples. Write us for antythIng' ist the bla