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TH 'SI3NTINEL JO N.
Entered April 28, 1908 at Pickens, S. 0.. as eeooad olaseimatter, under act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
VOL" xZvil PICEIN1, IOUTH CAROLINA, THURaDAY, OVENBER 14 1907
LIKE HUMAN CORKS
How the Water In Great Salt Lake
Treats the Bathers.
Bathing in Great Salt lake is a
Flights of steps lead down Into the
water from the interminable platform
along which the bathhouses are situ
ated. The water Is quite shallow at
first, and you find a rare enjoyment for
a time in Wriggling your toes about'in
the salt that forms the bottom in
place of accustomed sand. You are
obliged to wade out some distance be
fore you experience the peculiar buoy
ancy of the lake. First you feel your
feet trying to swim out froni under
you. You find it more and more difli
.cult to walk. You begin to float ini
spite of yourself. Then you realize
you are nonslukable. You can't sink if
you want to. Throw yourself 'n your
back or sit down or try,to-swim, a'nd
you bob about like a rocking chair In
a freshet. You feel as though you had
been turned -to cork. You can't help
looking at the phenomenon subjective.
y. You don't see that there Is any
thing peculiar about the water. It
looks and feels like any other bathing
water-until you get some of it In your
eyes or in ytour mouth. Then you wish
you hadn't come. Odean water Is
sweet in comparison. In fact, the
chemists tell us it Is eight times less
You can't drown in the lake by sink
Ing. but you can be sutYocated to
death. which is just about as uncom
fortable and undesirable. We found
signs everywhere warning us againsti
being too talkative or too frolicsome In
When we came out we brought with
us large deposits of salt on our skin.
As the water evaporated we found our
selves covered with white crystals.
Only a strong shower bath of fresh
water or a good clothes brush can put
you into fit condition to dress.-Travel
The Doctor's Imagination.
"I have a god story on one of Wash
ington's best known oculists," said a
prominent cluibman11, addressing some
friends in the billiard roomi of the Met
ropolitan club. "My eyes had trou
bled me for some months, and finally I
went to see the doctor about them.
"After a thorough examination he
said that the muscles were badly
strained, and then he gave me a pre
scription for drops to be used in my
eyes three times a day. When I left
he gave me an appointment for that
.4 day week, as he said he could not ex
amine my eyes for glasses until they
were in their normal condition.
"Well, I mislaid that blessed pre
scription, and as I was partienlarly
busy that. week I had no time to get
another copy. So ti wqmo tropidation
I kept my-secon4 appointmnent. . s -
"As the Qoctor exanined mny eyes I
iesitieQ a mozotet about tlling..hbu
I had not used the'drtos,.When he to41%
the words out of niy. ot:th. and te
breath out of my body by remar.ing
with pleased emphasis:
""Your' eyes are very much im
proved. That medicine which I gave
you Is certainly wonderfil. It always
has such prompt and satisfactory re
"It was all I could do to keep silent,"
concluded the speaker, laughing. "But
I wasn't quite sure how lhe would take
tile joke. You see, he may not have a
sense of hum nor."-Wash ington Star.
Comets In Olden Days.
People riowadays (do not regardl the
comet as 011e of those signs thlat fore-.
run tile (loath or fall of kIngs, but the
superstition was stIll currenlt in the
-time of Queenl Elizabeth, though, to
'the amazement of hecr courtiers, the
.iQeen calmly scornedl it. It was also
-thought that if the sovereign would re
frain from looking at tile mll'gnant
.celestial passerby nio harm would come
to her. On one occasion Elizabeth's
.attendants shut and curtainled hecr win
dlows, but her majesty, as might hlave
been1 expected, with "a courage an
alweralle to the greatness of hecr 0s
tate," caused them, to be openaed, cry
ing as she looked up: "Jacta est alea
tile (lie is cast!" Trhen, like King Knuiit
on tile seashore, she recad her people1 a
homIly, asserting that her "steadfast
ho01) and conidence1(' were too firmly
.Iplanmted in the proi'0'decel' of God to be
blasted or affrighted with those beamis
wh'ich either had( 110 groun~d in nature
whlereuplon to rise or at least no war
ranlt in Scripture to portend tile mis
Iais of princes."
"These kisses you sold mec yesterday
- are hard and stale," growled a custo
mner at tihe candy counter. "I thought
you claimed to keep only fresh can
'We do generally," replied the fair
saieslady. "Those mlust have come
from an old batch."-Lippincott's
Local Readers J
Lively 111terest Tf
count of His.
ed in th
Big Demand for the Co
Pickens Drug St<
For the past several weeks the famous
Cooper Remedies have been selling in
quantities that far surpass tnytbing ever
introduced hei e. The Pickens Drug Co. ,
local agents say they have never before
handled remedies that have proved to be
more popular. There seems to be no
abatement to the inti rest displayed by
local people in the work of Mr. Cooper,
in Chicago, the following acc itnt of
which is from the Journal of that dity:
During the past two weeks hundreds
of voluntary testimonials have been giv
en at Cooper's headquarters, 'L.he Pub.
lie Drug Company, 150 State street, on
the efficiency of the Cooper prep tra
tions for deafness,, stomach complaints,
rheumatism and as a general spring
Among the recent Cllers was Mrs.
Emma Stanley, living at 713 Washing.
ton Boulevard. She told her story in i
most convincing manner, and many per
sons who stood around her, indorsed all
that she had to say in praise of the
Cooper emedies. She said:
"Perhaps I had the most complicated
case that Mr. Cooper has had to deal
with. I was troubled with both deafness
and stomach complaints. I don't know
that one thing had anything to do with
the other, but I do know that I had tried
many patent medicine preparations
without result. I was so deaf that I
could not hear the clock tick and my'
stomach was in such wretched shape
that I could not enjoy a meat that I ate.
"I was nervous and coulI hardly
sleep. I hd a roaring noise in my ears
sn44iuelpg spots. before my e4yes. I
f It very bad and weak,
"One day I heard about the Cooper
oedidine an decided to try it. I have
just started on my fourth hnttle and the
improvement in my case has been really!
wonderful. My nerves have beeu quiet
SELECTED HIS OWN GRAVE.
Dead Shot Bill Found the Marshal
Was Not to Be Bluffed.
When Dead Shot Bill rode into Hays
City one day In the early seventies
with his hat pulled down over his eyes
and a bard look around his mouth those
who knew him said that lhe had come
for blood. Hie had not, howvever. Hie
had come to have an understanding
with Dave Mills, who had lately been
appointed city marshal. Bill sat on his8
horse in front of the Star saloon until
Dave camne along, and when they had
saluted each other and shaken hands
lie said, "Dave, what allout this city
marshal business?" "I'm goen' to keep
order," was the reply. "No more
shootin' up the town?" "No more,
Bili." "You'll stop it?" "I wvill."
"Say, Dave, you can't do it. You
are a good mani, but you jess can't (10
it. i'm comin' in tomorrow to cap~iture
the towni." "Don't try it on. Bll."
"But 1 shall, Dave." "H1ev you got a
few mlinits to spare?" asked Dave asa
he gave a hitch to his gun. "A hul
hour. What's wanted?" "('ome over
to the graveyard, Bill, and select your
last re:.tin' place. It's filliun' up puirty
fast, but thar ar' a few choice spots
left." 'They went over the creekc to
Root lull, theC three acre spot set aisle
for the dead, and as Bri got of'f his
horse Dave Waved his hand and said,
"Take' your pick and I'll pnt a Chiny
man at work diggin' the grave-."
Bill walked over thre ground and
finally selected at sunmn7 spot on- the
south side of n knroia and aid ft woui
(do. The city manrshar? eared to' a Ci-~
naiman who was passnr and' ordered
him to get a shovef and dig a hofe, aind
thenm lh tuned to H va mm.h "Wrcm, nt
Lken in the Ac
oper Remedies at The
)re Causes Much
ed, my hearing is much improved and I
feel like a new woman,
"I cannot say too much for these
wonderful.remedies, for they have made
me well again, so thiat I may now enjoy
life like I used to before I was sick."
Among the many callers yesB'-rday
was Mr. George P. Lintz, 300 ?enuer
street, who had been suff ring from
stomach trouble for inyti years. He
"I suffer. d several years from indigos
tion and stomach trouble. At times I
was very weik and noivons, had dizzy
spells, bendache aod felt tired a.nd mis
etable nearly all the time. Sleep at
night gave me no strength and I was
a'ways tired in te morning. My appe.
tite was also impaired; once iv a while I
could eat a good meal, but most of the
time I had no desire for food.
"One day I saw the edvertis-ment of
Cooper and read of his remeJies.- I
wer t at oLce to get the medicine, and
after I had takeni a few doses 1 was re
lieved of an enormous tape worm. Now
I know what caused nay suffering. My
stomach feels easy now, sit if a great
-weight had been removed, and my
health improved rapidlv. I have a
good appetite and am completely reator
ed in strength.
"I am very thankfil to Mr. Cooper
for all that his medicine has done for
me, and I heartily .recommend it to all
persons who feel exhausted and are
probably troubled as as I was.
"It has dovp all that has been claim.
ed for it 1n my sase aqd has helped
me whewepot' er. medoiines failed."
Hundreds.of people are daily calling
to see Mr. Clioier with the same story
of restored health, .streiitb and heppi
ness. which oify proves that all that
hns been said or written about the
medicine is undonbtedly true.
what time tomorrer kin I expect you?"
"About noon, Dave." "Sure to come?"
"Dead sure. I never' disappoint an
audience, you know." "I'll be ready.
Goodby, Bill." "So long, Dave." At
11:55 o'clock next day Dead Shot Bill
came into Hlays City with a whoop
and a yell. his bronebo on a dead run
and a gun in either haind. At 12:05 he
was lying dead in front of the Wild
West saloon, and at 12:45 the inquest
had been concluded and he wvas occu
pyIng the grave he had selected. The
city mnarshail had downed him, and
the verdict of the .iury was. "We are
kinder sorry for the deceased, hut it
was all right and~ according to Hoyle."
-Denver Field andI Farnm.
Queen Elizabeth as an Ale Drinker.
There is an amusing letter written
by the Easrl of Leieester to ILord Bur
leigh as to the lack or sutfieiently
strong ale for the queen at Hlatfield.
"There is not orre drop of good drink
for her here. We were faint to send
to London and Keniilworth and (livers
other places where are was. 11cr own
beer was so strong as there was no
man able to dlrinkc i-t." Ale and bread
were the chief items of tihe royal
breakfast. The quantity of ale con
suimed by ladies at brea'mkfast in those
days was consider-able,. for- in the reign
of Ilenry VIII. the- maids of honor
were alowedl for b~reakfimst "one chet
Ioafeo, one mnchet. two- gallons of' ale
andI a piteher of' wine." A [adly Lucy
made a mighty tonic of' the national'
brew. IUer- breakfast wvas a' chine of'
beof, a loaf and a gallon' of ale, and:
fior her pillow mealt a: posset porridge,.
a generous cut of mutton, a loaf and' a'
gallon, of ale.--Westmilnster'E'azette.
FROM OUR COR
Mit a In Oallithan was taken seri
lusly' ill at the schoolhouse last Fri
lay. Her sickness has cast a gloom
>ver the school that will not ba dis
>elled until she is her usual bright
iself once more.
We are sorry to state that Mrs.
Jay Boggs is very sick.
Lorena Brown, who has been very
ill for the past two weeks, is not im
Mrs. W. H. Chaney is visiting at
ter father's, D. J. Grier,
Little Mognolia Young entertained
i few friends at a birthday party last
My son and I visited th SENTINEL
r9URNAL ( ffice last week. When I
,old the editor who I was he staa ted
.o say, "I am glad to meet you,"
when the fate of all liars came into
is mind, and be simply stamtnert d
)ut, "I--I am suiprised." "Ua.cle
6eke' took to his heels. I then and
there vowed I'd never shock another
editor by a visit. Kind reader9, be
arned, so that you can be prepared
for my picture should it appear in
Lhe paper. How often you have heard
peoplo say, "I am glad to meet you,'
when y-u didn't beli'v they yere.
Apropon of this 1A we lutll yo.. I - a
friend of mine was "backed." 1!
baid that be met n young man once
who used that hackneyed phrase, "I
am glud to meet you ' Thinking t
joke the other my friend said, "I wigh
I could say the same of you." IYou
could," replied the young man, "if
you don't mind tellirg a lie any wore
than I do."
Since the above was written I learn
that Mrs, P. . Cartee is very ill.
Put in the sick-list, "Where, 0
where is 'Olevie?'"
Now, Mr. Editor, blue-ptncil this
as much as you please, to make room
for othe 3. DnREAWa
Hello, Mr. Editor, I am glad to b
with you again after so long a time
I don't have much to write like "Old
R dd!e" always bas. She surely dots
not work any, for I believe if she had
to work as I do she iouldij't Lhink of
so much to write every time. Whil
I was at work to dny I thought of i
heap to write but I have jost abu'
Miss Lula Murphree is Euffermy.
from a severe attack of a beumatism
She is not expected to live.
Mrs. Kate Hugh~es lost a floe hoz
last week worth prob-ably $25
Mrs. B. F. Mauldin, Miss Mabe'
and her little brother Lewis visitea~
relatives near Liberty Saturday and
Miss Essie Findlay is quite sick
Miss Myra Parker has gone te
Greonville to wvork.
"Oldi Riddle" said something about
he wedding bella down on her side,
and from what I saw Sunday, I be
lhtve they are going to ring arou ad
"Papa's Darling," you and I ha I
better wake uip and write niorce fot
the paper or our names will be taken
>ff the list. I am goiing to write
nore every time I write if I don't for
400 Papa's Girl.
Dalton Town Heard Frow.
Good morning, M~lr. Editor. After
to long a time I have come again to
tive you a few dots from our litt'e
1arried on the 6th instant. Clar.
ance Davis and Margie Hughes,
'Squire J. E. Gillespie officiating.
The Mile Creek Band net at J. S.
Bowen's last Saturday night and ren
dered some fine music. I hope they
will let re know the next time they
meet for bachelors love music too.
Mrs. L. R. Dalton and %.oungest
daughter visited in Pickens ou last
We ore sorry to say !hat Miss Lula
Murphree is very sick at present.
I will come again sometime if the
frost dont catch ue.
With best wishes to the Sentinel
Journal. UNCLE To1.
Dear Editor: As I have not seen
anything in your coiumns from this
section in some time, I will try and
give your many readers a few sketcb
es from our thriving little burg.
The health of the oornmuuity is
Picking colton and gathering corn
is the order of the day and 'possum
hunting tbo order of the night. We
all, I guesa, love 'p )ssui and "Later."
I V. Looper has purchased a part
of W. N. Hughes' land on waters of
13. D L-nhart i5, creting 4 4.-r
auid some (Cubtun to hbis dwellhn
house on his place where N. M.
Loper now lives. This will add
mueb to the place when completed.
James H. Hughes and sister Miss
Anna visited A. B. Hughes and other
relatives in Greenville Saturday and
Sunday and report a good time,
E. C. Berry *ent to Eailcy last
Tuesday on business.
Some of the' boys who have re
ceived three or four post cards, are
now suffering from postcard-ma
nia. Who will prescribe the remedy.
Misses Irene and Lillie Berry vis
ited Misses Maude Berry and Lizzie
Looper last Sunday.
Let us all write more and make
the Sentinel Journal the best county
paper in the state.
With best wishes to the Sentinel.
Journal and its many readers, I am
till the Mountain Boy.
A Happy Occasion.
At noon, Sunday, 10th inst., we
were invited to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Harris. When we arrived
at their hospitable abode we were
greeted by a crowd of young people
an d invited into the parlor, where
elegance and refinement reigned su
After a social chat of an hour or
two we all repaired to the beautiful
home of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Jonte,
where Miss Bertha Harris and Mr.
I homas Burns were happily married.
Mr, Avery Jones gracefully perform
.'d the ceremony.
We then returned to the home of
Ulr. Harris, about a mile's drive,
t'he merry party made everything
pleasant for us. About sunset we
were invited into the dining room,
where was Mtt the most bountiful, ele
gant and appetizing wedding repast
we over l'ooked upon. Everything
that the daintiest epicure could desire'
was on that table. The spread was
heartily enjoyed by about twenty
people, with strong, healthy appe
Sulper over, the joyous threcng
stormed the hc me of W. TI. D~ay, a
abort distance aw ay, whert, they en.
joyed music, etc., until a late hour.
The happy young couple havg the
best wishes of their many friends for
a long, happy and prosperous life,