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tored April 23, 1903 at Pickouq, S 9. as 8econd claseimatter, undor act of Congress of Maroh 8, 1879.
VL. PICXCXS, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBE 3 1007
In Society's whirl.
A civic society has been organized
in Pickens with the following oflicers:
President, Mrs. Emma Gilreatb; 1sl
vice-p.-sident; Mrs. T. J. Mauldin:
2d vice-president, Mrs. C. E. Robin
son; treasurer, Mes. John llog;
corresponding secretary, Miss Ilet
Boggs. The first work of the -0ci
ety was placing a garbage ha rel in
front of each store in town.
Miss Mary Long, .ht- hi ben
visiting her cousin, 1. n. la
good, having deve' a ca ty
phoid fever, hi-; on)thur, I)r. Long,
of Birmiughmtt caen to Pickens on
Wedns ia to take her home. An
extra trai was run from Pickens to
- i Eas.y t/ take her home. Miss Long
wAs dkeonpaiied by her brother, a
trpihed nurse that he had bought
with him and Mrs. Laura Alexander.
Monday evening Messrs. Jule and
Bcn Parsons, the renowned fiddlors
of Pickens, tuned up their instru.
mouts and gave Congressman Legare
a musical treat.
Tuesday evening Hon. T. .J. Maul
din entertained Judge Hydrick, the
memLers of the Pickens bar and the
visiting lawyers. Delicious refresh
ments were served and M1r. Mauldin
is such a genial host that his guests
will long remember the delightful
evening spent in his elegant howe.
Misses Ferda Legare and Margare
G.tIsden gave a tackey party ou
last Thursday evening which war
greatly enjoyed by the young peopk(
and caused much laughter awong
the older ones. All the costumej
were eiceedingly t! ckey and some ol
them were ridiculous. The childrec
made a comic procession as Mrs
Legare led them through the street
to the Pickens Drug Store, where
she gave them iced drinks. Those
in costume were Misses Essie Free.
man, Sallie Griffin, May Griffin,
Frances Bruce, Ruth Parsons, Marl
Prince, Lizzie Thompson, Alice
Thompson, Julia Legaire, Hermoine
Legare, and Masters Willie Legare,
Homer Thompson, Toomer Tbomp
son, Jas. Hagood, Geo, Prince and
Mr. and Mrs. John Roper visited
their daughter, Mrs. Hamp Craig,
Dr. Lawrence Roper spen', Tuee.
day and Wednesday in Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. Hal-Hagood, Walton
Mayo, of Easley, and Sam Ledbetter,
of Birmingham, were the guests of
Mrs, Ben Hagood this week.
Mre. J. J. Lewis is visiting rela
tives and friends in Greenville this
Mrs I, M. Mauldin and her little
daughter, Ivy, have returned from a
pleasant visit to Mrs. Ross Easton
Miss Fioride Carey has returned
to Spar tan~burg to resumne her stu
dies in Converse College.
B. A. Morgan, of Greenville, J. 6[.
Morgan, of Central, J. F. Banaister',
of L'berty, and Win. Clayton, of Cen
tral, were the guests of R. A. liow'en
Miss Ora McFall has gone to Co.
lnmbia to enter the Woman's Col
Lee Roper left on Tuesday for the
,Jamestown Exposition and oilher
places of interest.
Mt's. WV. A. Thomas and hot' little
soa, Clarence, have returned front a
pleasant visit to the family of Lee
Pr'esslev. near Six Mile.
Haifand Austin Hoggs, of Central,
were he guests of A, J. Boggs ist
11,_T. Stewart mid J. Garrett were
th guests of Rev. J. M. Stewart on
-' Misses 1,oota Ionder, Mattie My
erai and Loila Crenshaw visited
friends in Pickens on Monday.
liss Debry Mauldin is the guest
-of Mis Ellen Lewis.
Miss Elizabeth Wyche, of Elber
ton, Ga., is the guest of Mrs. Bruce
Mrs. Eliza Miles, of Greenville, is
the guest of Mrs. Mary Alexander.
Miss Mattie Thoinason, of Rock
Hill, is at the Pickens Inn.
Mrs. A. M. Morris has returned
from the Jamestown Exposition and
other places of interest.
Jas. Hagood, of Easley, visited
relatives in Pickens on Monday.
Mrs. i. J. Harris, of Easley, is
visiting relatives in t'ickens.
Hon. Geo S. Legare and family
left for Charleston, Tuesday morning.
Miss Eva Freeman, the popular
dressmaker of Pickenis, was married
Tuesday morning, the 24th uit., to
NI r. - Phillipe, of Yadkin College,
N. C.. at the residence of Ben Frank
Freeman, by Rev. 1). D. Jones, of
the Methodist church.
The many friends of John Thorn
ley will be aorry to know that he has
been scrioufly ill for several days.
Miss Helen Boggs is visiting in
Eisley this week.
Little Louise Bowon had the mis
fortune to get her arm dislocated on
Little Ivy Mauldin had the small
hone of ber forearm fractured on
Tuesday by falling from a toy wagon.
Miss Eva Earle has returned to
Gaffney to continue her studies in
the Limestone Institute.
Miss Hester Cureton has returned
from an enjoyable visit to her sister,
Miss Martha Cureton, at Greer.
Tuesday, 24th ult., Mrs. A. P.
McCord, of Liberty, entertained the
little folks from 4 to 6 in honor of
her charming little grand-daughter,
Claire Strickland, of Atlanta, who
was celebrating her 8th birthday.
She was assisted in caring for the
little guests by Meadomes Christo
pher, Dorn, Brown, Lawrence, John
son, and Misses Willie and Nettie
Parsons. Miss Anabel Brown fur.
nished the music and Jas. McCord
took several snapshots of the merry
groups. Those present were Lurena
and Pauline Brown, Fay Smith, Irene
Abercrombie, Pet Chapman, Alta.
Callahan, Marie Smith, Bertha Crane,
Hortense and Cathrine Parkins, Mil
dred Moo)'re, Roy Greer, Geo. Willard,
Go. M Cratvey, Horace Christopher,
H~erman Dora and Sam Skelton.
After games weore indulged in, cakes
and ices were served, Little Miss
Claire presented each guest with a
pretty cardl as a souvenir of the de
lightful occasion Each bright, hap
py face bore testimony of the success
of the siternoon, and the numerous
little presepits will be cherished by
ihe young hostess as tokens of regard
from her friend-,
On Thursday afternoon the lovers
of fun had tbe greatest time of all
this summer. Congressman Liegare
cmntrived to have the report cir'cu -
lated that Claude Hester had gone
to North Carolina to be married and
wvould arrive in Pickens late tbat
afternoon. About sunset Claude was
seenl drivinlg d.>wu M1lain: street wit
tw0 yotirg ladie ii a new n ivsurrev
Claude was dressd ill a intifdon,
new suit. an(d looked Ver y imp)ortals,
and his friends 1 n( cImrmies bgan
to shower him with rice and old
shoes. After supper qJuite a crow~l
went to his hoiome to give himn a sur( -
nade, the mnusic of whielb wAvs made
Ly a drum, a fox horn, cow bells,
dinner bells, trace chains, tin pans,
and other instruments of torture.
The hideous noise made by this iw
promptu orchestra aliarined the town,
but the bet part of the joke was
that the ubiquitous Claude was not
at home. After bringing two young
ladies from North Carolina to ente
the Pickens school, he had gone with
some friends oi a fox chase.
On Monday afternoon an associa
tion was formed in Pickens known as
"The Pickens County Poultry Fan.
ciers' Association,"t.he object of which
is to interest peop!e in roising a better
grade of poultry.
The meeting was held in the hall
over Craig Bros.' store, and the fol
lowing officers were elected: lamp
Craig, president; Dr. J. N Hillun,
secretary and treasurer. The char
ter members are Ji. F. Harris, J. L 0.
T honpsr il, Ernest Freeman. George
Williams, N C Cothran, Willie
Thompson, Frank Hendricks, Mrs.
Emma Gilreath, Mrs. J. N. Hallum.
Others are cordiaily invited to j.u
The first exhibit will be held tile
last of December, at which T. J.
Marshall will Le present Mr. Mar
shall was one of the judges of poultry
at the World'e Faii, and also at St,
The first prize will be $5, and a
number of smaller prizes will be
Other information concerning the
association will be published later,
All who are interested are earnestly
urged to be present at the next meet
ing, which will be held over Craig
Bros.'s store, on a date not yet fixed,
but at the call of the president. If
y u are interested in chicken-raising
send in your name to one of the
officers and be enrolled.
. AN ENIGMA IYN STONE.
"Nirvana" In the Rock Creek Ceme
tery at Washington.
So many things may be said of St.
Gauidens-of the traits of his geniu,
his modesty, his deep sympathy with
all who possessed high Ideals for who
had noble thoughts; of his own noble
generosit-y, his willingness to sacrlfie
himself for the advancement of art,
his keen perception of beautIful char
acter, or of a fine impIulse that often
shone for him out of the most comn
mnonplace of lives or of features. One
incident of many, says Harper's Week
hy, may not only illustrate hhn11, but
help to illumine a masterpiece of his
which has plerplexed some minds that
may be wvorth the enlightening. "The
work is tihe figure of 'Nirvana' in the
Rock Creek cemetery at Washington.
St. Gaudens was1 in Washington in
the winter of 1902, mnkuing his beauti
ful relief of WVayne Maceegh anld
MIrs. MateVenghi, and!I Hilegarde H-a w
thorne w~as there, too. and visited mnore
thant onc that dreaming figure ini the
cemetery. At last she was mloved to
wrIte swume verses, whieh she sent to
a mnagazine, but the editor thought that
he haid seen verses on the sciulpitor's I
work that better exp~resse'd its senuti
ments. an~d returned the verses with
the stimulatinug suggestion that some
dauy lhe would show the young woman I
somie real poetry nh out the figure. St.
Gandens, too, had 5P(en bo0th poems,1
andl when he heard of this expression
of the editor's he wrote to hIm and
said that Hlildegarde Hawthorne had
divined his intenution as no writer had
donie, and1 therefore thei ve4rses are In
print. So, if' you like, you may solve
the riddle by reaidinig themi."
Myer--I'm going over to the b~arb~er
8shop to get au haIr CUt.
Gyer-Why dlon't you get them all
cut while you are at it'l
Fat I I I (h, "S Unio
-4taiit ueted by thei.
Sotith Carolitinl Fainer1-1W bluen1-1tinA111 will
t n 3nullient)it.ni s iiteitded fo r this itepar
nnat shouhut he ttdiiu.ned to .1. C. siilhig,
bie~tui. ' tit'I ~ tjtolia.
HOLD) YOUR COTI ON.
Laureos, 8. C , 8ept. 23.
Farmers' Union men: -
l)o you till the soil? If Se,. plesH
;"OV fand think before you rush your
botton on the imarket at th present
)rice. At the first glance it looks
ike elevoen or twelve cents per pound
or cotton is a f:ir price. But when
tou consider the advatice of prices in
,.very line of business, effecting di
-otly the farming i nterest' of our
-tute, you will readily see that lifteen
,vnie, the minimum pr:cu lixed by
;he Union, is as little as we can tiff rd
,o sell our cotton for this season.
The outlook, from the best author
ties we can gathter in this and other
states, is thit there will Le a small
-rop of cotton this year. There is
:niderable falling off friom list
vear's crop in Texas, and somie of the
>il.er large cottoin-growing stales.
NeYas did not get a good stand, After
lanting as many as three times in
,luces; and then to add to her mis
4rtune, she is sorely distressed by
he boll weevill, which has destroyed
,housands of bales. Lousiana had to
p ant and replant her crop of cotton,
Vid she is LO UnIy short in her crop
>f cotton but in point of -stand also.
Aid, if I had space and time, I cmld
show you state after -t to is short, or
will be short in the present crop of
3otton. I have been through nine
teen counties of this state, and find,
with few exceptions, only a normsd
crop of cotton, with no top crop at
all. And in several counties the crop
is being injured by the rust.
Don't be deleived or misled by the
e tton speculators' old and often re
p tated cry of theirs a "Bumper Crop"
in sight. This has been their slogan
in the past, and will be in the future
if you will only believe it. They do
this in order to scare us into dump
in; our cotton on the market, thus
3tusing a never-failing slump in
prices. To sell our cotton at the
present prices is not only financial
kuicide, but it is striking hands wit h
,he graistest and deadiest foes known
;o the 8outb, and directly playing
to the hands of your wort enemy,
md turning your back on your owi
riends, and ruiumg the Union which
ou have sworn to proteet.
Let all the memo~ers of the Union
~ome to the front and stand up like
nen of brains, as well as men of
ourage. Let no miemiber of your
mul -Union sell till the mminum price
s reached. If you havo some die
,rss cotton in your Subs, let your
>Usiness agent make arrauement.
&ith the banker, with whom you
leal, to furnish 80 per cent, of the
iorth of the cotton and the bank
101(d the cotton as collateral until te
otton is sold and the note patid, andi
hus hold your cotton sand pay your
lebts, too. If you have given a lies,
o a terchlant, havo your cott. n
veighed, and present him with the
ertiticates of weights, and ask him
o credit your account with eighty
lollars on the hundred dolrs' worth,
m~d he will not refuse to accomumo
late you. But, I submit in all can
lor, that it is the best, if you can do
10, to arrange with each member,
vbere he is forced to have money, to
orrow the mon~ey' or, the cot toni, and
mold the cotton for thme muinimumt
If you have built Union ware
mouses. put your cotto in them, if
not. 11S) tle best inld nearest ware
house facilitios you can get. It will
11r .it certainrly pay you to pIy Wire
house and insurtnce elarge.s and hold
your cotton. We have about one
million seven hundred thousanid mom
bers inl the cott'in belt., and ill inl the
world we need is self.conilenco, and
couideice in each other, and then
CO-Operate with other Umons, and
uthei states, if neceissars, to make
our selling in bulks a success.
Our state business agent, \V. C.
Moore, Greenville, S. C , who is in
direct comItnication with one hun.
dred cotton factors and spi'.ner%
will be glad to confer with you about
stiling your cotton for yotu in bulk,
and can save you money by selling
your cotton through him. Brother,
let me beg of you not to let the spirit
of unrest and distruwt, that usually
gets abroad in our land during the
cotton-selling senson, intl uence you
in the least. Bo a man and stand to
your guns, and we are sure of suc
Last season with a thirteen and a
half million bale crop, and -uinimum
(of elevcn cents, we not only whippod
the flight and got eleven cents, but
where our men had the nerve to hold
they got as high as thirteen cents
and thve-fourths to fourteen ecnts
This is an individual fight, as well
as a collective one; and the <Iuestion
is not what are they going to do, but
as to what are you going to do'? The
differe'nce, to the farmers of this
state, Letween eleven and fifteen cent
(based on a million bale crop) is
twenty million dollars, and all you
have to do is to be loyal to the Union,
and it is yours. Thore never has been
a time in the history of the South,
until now, when the cotton spinners
Qf the world hay6 invited the cottyn
producers of the South to iloet ibeni
in a three days' convention. They,
the spinners, say to got closer rela
tions between the manufacturer and
producer -brother, can't you read
the handwriting on the wall? Don't
be deceived by the cry that Union is
not accomplishing anything in this
state, for we have or willorganize five
ounties in the near future. We also
have an organizer at work in our
oounty and tile state is being organ
ized as never before in its history. *
* Now, in order to be fairly dealt
with in grading cotton. I would sug
gest that each Union elect a man to
grade the farmers cotton so that we
will know what grade of cotton we
are Selling. 0. P. Goodwin,
Pickens, 8. C., Sept. 17th, 1907.
Whereas a petition from Central
ichool district No. 9, has been filed witth
hez County Board of Education of Pick
na county asking for an election to du
lermine wvhet her or not a high scho o
dihall be established in said distr.ct.
Therefore, it is hereby ordered that an
alection he held in said sehool district
n Moniday Oct. 7th nt the school zhuse.
The bo oard of trustees are hereby ap
pointed manntgers of said election.
The election to be conducted in ae
mordance with the "'High School Act"
Ilpproved Feb. 19, 19Q7.
By order of I 'ounty Bond of Educa
lion Pickens counnty. R. T. Hallumn,
Sec. & Chrm. (Co. Bd. Ed.
Notice to Teachers.
An examinatio~n for teachers will be
held inl the conrt house at Pickens on
Fri-'ay October 18. Examinations will
commence p)romlptly at 9 o'clock. Ap
plicants to furnish tlheir own atationery,
I egal cap) pitper preferrrd.
, Co. Supt. E I.
Old maids wonld be Mcarchl andl b ird tuo
Could they be made to see. [find,
Now grace and beauty is combhined
By uaing Rocky Mountain Tnt