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T1lE SENTINEL JOURNAL.
Entered April 23, 1903 at Pickens, 8. 0., as second olassimatter, under act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
VOL. XXXVS, PICKENS,- SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SOVEMBER 21190' Nf .
Ross O'Dell of Liberty
Prize for Carriers of $5.<
R. F. D. No- 3, Wins th,
Who Will A
The contest has started
he interest taken up to thi!
not show the true strength
many coupons in the hanc
been turned in to this office
vote and would, maybe, ha,
To vote early and as oft
You will see many new
published report and there
is plenty of time for new e
section gets busy the vote
upward. Vote your couF
near the top.
Don't forget. As we st;
in the price and dullness o
pelled to extend the date o
Photos of the little to
and next week we will coi
faces of some of -Mama's
The vote for the various
FOR CARRIERS' PRIZE.
Ross O'Dell, Liberty,
R F Herd, Pickens,
R L Henderson. Pickens
Jake Allgood, Liberty,
Middleton heater, Pickens
C 0 Masters, Cenitral,
Wm Mullinix, Central,
D G humbert, Etik.y,
B F Freeman, Pickeus,
Frank Hendricks, Pickers,
Hal Boggs, Calhoun,
Dreamers' Arthur, Liberty,
Miss Lucia Earle, Pickens,
Til!man Garrett, Hurricane,
Miss Zora Smith, Central,
MiFs Lena Balentine, Central.
Miss Lida Leslie, Easley,
FOR TOWNSHIP PRIZES.
Marttie Bowven ~
[HIS COUPON etL
f5 votes for.......... .........
5 votes for M iss........
5 votes......- ..........
in The Lead.
F. D. No. 3, Wins the Startin
)o. Miss Alma Clayton, of Liberi
e Starting Prize for Ladies of $5-o
Vin The Finals?
Report November 28th.
Lnd we are very well pleased wit
date. The published report doe
of the contestants as there ar
[s of the people, which, if they ha
, would have shown a much large
ie made many changes.
2n as possible, is a pretty safe plat
contestants in the field at the ne>
will be surprises for you all. Ther
ntries to come to the front. As
for the entry in that section climit
ons early and keep your favorite
ited last week, owing to the slum
f the cotton market, we were con
f closing until February ist.
ts are coming in for the Baby Sho
nmence showing our readers tl
prizes, to date, is as follows:
2101 Open to the World
830 All the ladies are interested in "T]
405 Sweetest Babe in Dixie". Of conr
600 y in know and we all kno,
410 that the babe at your house
700. tieI '-Sweetest Babe in Dixie." So sei
300 the little "Tot's" photo and win a pri,
445 in the Sentinel..'ournal's "Baby beaul
We shall offer a number of prizes I
115 be announced next week for the ban
[860 somest baby two yerrs old or under.
430 Send us a photogi aph of -your bat
8651 giving name age and place of residenci
4051 Do not write on the photograph. A
20 soon as the photographs begin to cor
245 in we will select two ench week to gr
the columns of the Sentinel Journi
These will be selected by lot so all w
have an equal cha.nce. At the close
the contest, ail the photographs will I
405 .placed in the hands of a committee wi
865 will award the prizes. No nlames will 1
published until we priut the pictures<
200 the winning babies.
Send the pho tograph early so we c,
25print its picture to show to the wor
what a handso lot of youngters
2,515 have in the family of Sentinel Jourr
2.085 Competition open to the world.
430 If you take an interest in your mi
20carrier clip the conpon from this pa
and1sic sendu thorn to us with his name a
400 number of roule; the~y arec worth 5 vot
40and the ourrier receiving the greate
'200 number wilt get that beannuful Piedmo
buggy at Ohristmas. For the dollar y
210 pay on subscription you havc 200 vote
les the holder to 5 votes in
ournal's Prize Contest.
......... ....... ............... Rural Carri
............... . Township
A Thankful Soul.
I'm thankful to be living
Instead of lying dead;
I'm thankful that I haven't
A niule' ear on my head.
I'm thankful that I needn't
Look out through iron bare;
I'm thankful there is near me
A b' x of gcod cigare.
I'm thankful that my father
g Was not a Hottentot;
Y I'm thankful that my troubles
Are easily forgot;
I'm thankful that I never
Have slyly stabbed a' friend;
I'm thankful that few people
Think I have cash to lend.
I'm thankful that I seldom
Toss on my bed at night;
I'm thankful that I never
Must coax my appetite;
I'm thankful that my children
From blemishes are free;
h I'm glad that I can listen
s And taste and feel and see.
e I'm thankful to have traveled
J Across my native laud
r Before they stopped. the passes
The scenery is graud!
PIn glad that I am living
With clothes enough to wea:
t And that as yet. I've ne..ver
e Been in a keepe'r's care.
a - [Chiengo R(cord-Her I
Notices of Sale, Wants, swaps, et
inserted in this Column at s cents p
lne for each insertion. Nothing taki
for less than 10 cents.
te For Sale--Family horse, 8 years
gentle, fast; price $175.
For Sale--American single barrel
gun $2; MoOlellin saddle in goo
$3.50, D. D Jon
FoR SALE-17 acres, original fc
1j miles north of Pickens, $30 an
75 acres west of Woodall Mllountai
acres branch bottom, balance in tin
price $10 acre, cash deal. E. F. Ki
R. F. D., No. 4, Pickens, S. G.
e You have not heard nothing from
se Moore in a long U1ime. I am in E
oid drug store on 0s- corner. I am
* battle-whanging aimg selling beef
is one thing and aRitiher. But now
d come to facts: I want to buy your
hides, green hides, raw hides anc
.e other kinds of hides.also your seed cc
;y and cotton seeds. I want soni.e she
want some pork; I can't tdll he
what 1 do want. The old -aiarkipt.
0 J. D. Moo
A few first class sewing mach
slightly used to be sold at groatli
Y duced prices. Also sewing machinE
-. paired. Call at Graig Bros
a 0. P. Knig!
ae Ask to see our assortment of rem
ce laces. Price by the bunch 10c the;:
-l Ur.>1g rn
,f Carload of Obelisk Flour just reci
is at H. A. Richey's.
0 WANTED,-500 bushels pease;
Spay highest market price; cash or ti
icov. 6.tf Ashmore & Ni'tumoi
in For Sale,-155 acres of I ud on
Id sideO of Twelve Mle River adjoi
ye landcs of, Norris Cotton Mills, Wu
al Hopkins and others.
23a3 T. C. Robinson,
For Rent:-- A good farm, 2 Io 3 1
il crop. Good hiouse aend outbmi
er Close to Pickenis. Apply to E
at Will receive bids for sale of 5
thouso andI iiot containmtg uine- tentil
an acre more or less in thu to wn of
" erty, 8. C. ntitil Doeomi'er, 15th.
s5. chaser to pay for papers. Te"rmns to
- state'd in bid. .J. u. O'De
Tfhe ad~vantage Of artIfielal sha(i
the gr'owing of tob accomi and oher<
conlsists of thme conserving of the
3r tune In the soil.
"DId yez.' notlee abhout tht' Joki
-- brother T1imi layed on wan aiv
"I heard a turribile thing hjapi
to him. Poor 'rim!"
" 'Poor Tinm,' th' divvie! IIe b
). athick av dinnamite In his pocket
Ihe woarun ove. "-Ju..e
-. .('- II4teI by the
South Carolina Farmer' Educational and
Coni cnieations Intended for this depart
muent should be addressed to J. C. Strfiling,
neidloton, South Carolin a.
OUR COTTON LETTER.
There is $20 per bale for the faith
ful who have grit to stick it cut to the
and for the maximum prices.
A letter from a man in Texas
states that he will get but one bale
oft of 32 acres this year; the boll
wevil got the other 31 bales.
A prominent offl.ial of the Texas
Farmers' Union states that there are
many cotton growers iu Te.,as this
beason 'that will not make more
than one-lourth to one-third -as much
cotton to the acre this year as they
did last year.
When the cotton farmers' orgam
zations set the minimum price at 15c
they made no mittake, They know
the situation notwitttanding the
opinion of some newspapers to the
- coutrary, who seem to think that
they have a better idea about what
the farmer should have for his cotton
than both the Farmers' Union and
the Cotton Association combiued.
That mad, wiid rush of that weak,
d. mortgaged cotton to market will soon
be over. Stand to your paNituoa,
buys, and you will win out as usual.
That cotton your neighbor sold out
- to the speculator befoze it was made,
and the mortgaged, weak cotton, is
Hr the clog that is now holding down
the lid on the cotton market, to the
detriment of the prosperity and prog
ress of the whole South.
old, We have the names of two brothei
,.hot farmers in South Carolina that sold
I fix 100 bales of wtton before it was made
' at 10c per pound, and have gone L
rest, the man they sold to and paid him
2,1"' $1,000 to get loose from that foolish
"' We will give you the names and
Old addresses of these men if you will
re's give us the names and ads-reises of
just two more of. the samet sort.
we The two men alluded to are now
drr good Union ipen, but it cost them
$1,000 by not juinlng i year sooner
op, I and standing pat for th. minimum
re. Most everything used by cotton
ines, growers has gone higher in prac re.
re- cently while cotton has gone lower
e re- without a reason for it except that
'A. th N. Y. Cotton Exchange has an
natit interest in lowering prices on this
rard, weak cotton.
> Why plant cotton, anyway, when
tived yon can usua ly bny weak cotton
cheaper than you cain make it? This
-a plan would save a lot of wvorry and
is. work, too,
SThe prices on checks and some
ning otber goods are now 50 per cent,
rren higher than one year ago. These
spinners and weavers have made(1
C. tbese tadvances expecting to pay 15c
iorae or more for this year's cotton, and
ingsa. nowv these weak cotton-grow'ers that
t. 31 are showing the whIte feather have
broken faith and are on the reireat;
.oomf have not the faith in themselves and
Sof neighbors that theuse cotton mill suon
haein the power of the two great
II- an the Cotton Association.
e in~ "INLAND)" VS. "SEA hSLAND.'
izois- In their deliberations on naming
minimum prices on long staple cot
ton, the committee appointed by the
tio Farmers' Union at Little Rock did
no think it wise to undertake the
ened task of making a discrimination
ad( a among the various kinds of long sta
whin ple, but thought it best to recognize
the fact as the original "Sea LIland'
cotton has not been grown to perfec
tion and reproduced on any other
land excepting the sea islands, that
all other long staple cotton grown on
main land should be distinguished
fr in the "Sea Island" as "Inland
Long Staples," and classed by num
bors, as is already being done to some
extent. At the date of pricing cot
ton by the Union "No, 1 'East Flor
ida" Long Staple was selling at 42e
per pound and all other grades of
Inland Long Staple was set at the
same rates, according to grade.
It is well to state here that in order
to get fancy p.ices one must produce
fanucy, clean, long staple. Some ,f
the highest-pricud Sea Islands that
sell from 50c to 75c are gathered by
pulling off the mature bolls clean of
leaf and drying the bolls under shel
ter. In a few years 1 and 2-inch
staple cotton will be common all over
Soulb Carolina. Clemson College
has grown some 3-inch cotton and
some farmers in the upper part of
th state are now growing from 405 to
600 pounds of 16 to 2iiuch cotton
HANDLING LONG STAPLE.
In order to command the highest
prices, Inland Long Staple should be
picked out when dry and stored in
the seed at least two months before
ginnings; this plaU "seasono" the
whole mass to one uniform condition,
and uo doubt this seasoning adds to
the weight, str ngth and texture of
A, I black seed cotton is best ginned
on roller gins; but the buzzy seed
sorts may be woll ginned on common
smooth tooth, or slow-running, dull
teeth gin. Where the cotton farmer
handles his cotton mostly with his
own family or can command clean
gathering and proper cultivation, he
may easily get one-third more lor
his labor by growing long staple
In picking it pays to separate the
pickings if possible into first, second
and third; barring storms the second
picking brings the best prices. In
order to keep up the quality and
breed of long cotton it is necessary
to select the seed in the field every
If you have joined the Union and
do not attend the meetings regularly.
you are only about half a scholar or
kas in the Union.
A well-meaning farmer said that
he believed in the Union and thought
he could do more good for same by
staying out and advising others to
join. This fellow must consider him.
self nothing more than a left-over
piece of timber after the bridge is
built. WVhere would the timber come
from to build a Farmers' Union out
of if all farmers wore of the left-over
timber kind like this fellow?
Don't grumble. The moat unfor
tuinato class of people living upon
this green earth are the grumblers.
They iob home of its joys, society of
its dues, and themselves of the best
things of life. From the days the
children of israel "grumbled" and
were sent on their tedious wander
ings "for forty years in the wilder
ness" up) to the present hour the
world has been full of grumblers. It
is "tAoo bot" or "too cold," "too wvet"'
or "dry." People in re.asoniable cir
eumsi'tanc(es haLvO visions of the poor
houe, while the rich grumble that
they can't get rich faster.
When sitting, don't sag. This is
an ungraceful habit and one that is
easily acquired. It's a habit of lazi
ness, too-and a damage to the