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PICKENS, S. C.:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 211907.
The last Thursday in November I
set apart by this great country of on:
(these grand and glorious Unite
States) for "Thanksgiving Day."
The first record of Thanksgiving
which is truly an American custon
was in 1621, the year after the land,
ing of the Pilgrims, for mos boun
tiful crops. This is a religious fee
tival, peculiar to this country and r(
sembles the Hebrew feast of ingath
ering. These days were appointe,
after this at different times and fii
various objects. Congress recom.
mended a Thanksgiving Day yearl
through the Revolutionary wai
Later on, these days were named bN
cause of other causes of momen
During the Civil war proclamatio
for publie thanksgiving were issue
in 1862, 1863 and 1864, and silt
that time the day has been regular]
appointed by the president of tb
United States. It is usually observ
ed the last day in November.
It is a day set apart, specificall
for every man, women and child i
humbly bo, their heads in prayer 1
our Maker for the multitude of bles
ings which He has seen fit to i
bountifully bestow upon each ar
every one of us, not only as an ind
vidual, but also upon us as the cot
ponent part of the greatest nation
the earth. And although sinful a,
wicked we may have been all b
lives, He has been exceedingly go,
to us-the sinner as well as the saii
He has caused the rain to fall on t
just and the unjust alike, and wi
all the blessings He has vouchqaf
us, how far short of our duty to o
Maker have we fallen!
A great many people misc:nstr
the object and purposes of 'hanki
giving day, There are some wi.
with gun and dog, take to the fiel
to slicot the unsuspecting quail
dove; many others for any kind
sport, fun or frolic, amusement
any .kind or nature-anything b
the r:eal purpose for which this d
was intende~d. Some. few have a d
ferent view, and these will remain
home and talk, and 'discuss the
neiglpbors-their faults and habits
and not for a moment will they spe
of the good traits of these neighbo,
but gossiping tattling will be the ri
ing enjoyment of~the day. Then the
is a class, who WehA know the obje
and purpose of Thanksgiving da
and this class, though small, ye
very email, will respect- this day r
upend it as it should be spent.
few of: these good people will meet:
their respective sanctuaries and thei
lift up their voices in prayer to the
Master for the many blessings as
comforts showered upon them an
theirs. This class of people are fe
and far between, yet the good Lor
will hear and answer their prayers..
My dear young man, stop and r<
fleet 'ore you desecrate this great an
good day. Colkbrate it as it shoul
be and as it was intended to be, a da
of prayer and than~ksgiving to thi
"Giver of all good gifts" for Hi
goodness and kindness to us all-fo
the matny blessings and tender mner
cies vouchsafed us. Do not desecrat
this good day in the wicked and sin
ful way that you have been doing il
the p~ast, but hold this Thainksgivinj
as a holy day.
Mr. earnegie is reported to hav
proti kd a life pensiot) for Booker 'j
Last Mcnday a notice was sent to
- the representative business men and
public spirited citifedls of the town
of Pickens- ror a me~ting to he held
that afternoon in' Solicitor J. E.
Boggs'oficle, looking to pulling off a
- fair at the time of the poultry show
E. H. Craig was elected abairman and
J. N. Hallum secretary.. A commit
tee on finance consibting of A. M.
Morris and J. R. Ashmore was ap.
i pointed. W. E Fondley, W. J. Bolt,
J. L. 0. Thompson and E. H. Craig,
ex-officio, were appointed as executive
committee. J. McD. Bruce, J. E.
Boggs, J. N. Hallum and J. L. 0.
Thompson, were appointed a com
mittee on publicity and advertising.
Something like $50 00 was raised
in the meeting by the finance com
mitte, and they aie meeting with
great success canvassing. This mon
ey will be used to make the poultry
show a success and to further add to
the attractiveness of the exhibition.
. Other features will be added such as
fancy needlework, cookery, fruits,
brops and stock and a very creditable
premium list will be gotten up. Full
er details will be given next week,
r when J. E. Bogg chairman of the
publicity committe gets back home
and writes it up
Did you know that, after all, there
is a great deal in "talk"? Well, there
is, and it acts for weal or woe, on the
individual, the church, th4 communi
ty and town, just in the proportion in
e which it is used. For instance: Let
a man talk dull times and it becomes
infectious. everybody talks dull time.
Instead of rustling around to take
care of what business there is, they
all go sit down and mope over dull
times. If a customer does happen to
'o drop into one of these "dull times"
storeP he actually gets frighten( d out
30 of on(-hulf as much as be ibk-*de1- to
buy, because things look fo blue, He
catches the spirit of the stok-_r.ii.d re
solves to hang on to all his money
n with a death grip. Likewise the
d merchant bemoans the fate in store
ar for him if "trade does not open up"
>d a d he freezes on to his money even
if his business goes to pieces on ac
be count of running short of goods to
th fill up the empty shelves. Such fel.
3 la ws ought to be looked up. The
ur bug-hear of bard times shoulel be sat
down upon. It is doing more to kill
ue business than anything else. Tell a
man he sick, keep it up, aud you will
- ventually' honnd him to death.
or Did you eve.r analiz3 and diagram
of the word "kicker?" Do you realiz
of fully its meaning and what one ol
I4t them things in a town leads to? The
sy kickers on the farm are not so hard
if- to get along with as the kickers in
at town. On the farm there is the kick.
nir ing cow and our long-eared friend,
- the munle,, while in town there is the
ik old moss-back who wants all the mu.
's, nicipal improvements without paying
li for them. The cow may be sold for
ra beef, the mule traded for a shot gun,
ct but nothing but a funeral will get rid
3', of th~e town kicker. Some communi
a, ties we know of are hoping and pray.
d ing for several funerals.
n Either run a town with a vim, er
e j is t sell out and loaf. One thing
r tinst be done-rnn the town for all
dI it is worth, get up steam and keep it
d up,-or "bust,". Do you want trade?
w Bid for it. Do you want business to
d to come to your town? Encourage
what you have. Do you want a
SIprosperous town? Then never per-.
d mit the jealousies to rule your ac
:tions, but work together for common
Y prosperily and mutual benefit.
* For Sale.
.. ONE FARM, 1 1-2 miles north of
a Liberty. Goo(d house and out buildings.
One Milk cowv, and two heifers. One
mule. One two-horse wagon and one onel
horse wagon, one buggy, plow tools,
corn and fodder, hogs and some h-.use
The above will be sold to the highest
-. bidder on December 15th.
W. N. A NTT.
File Latest Pi
This Plow has the latest imp
It is-made by B. F. AVERY
manufacturers in the world-at it
Everywhere the talk is abou
paration of the soil. This is the
EXPENSE TO YOURSELF an
PLOW AND ITS WORK ITS C
M. C. LONG,
Over Postoftice, Anderson, S. C.
Practice in all Courts In Souuth Carolina
Notice of Final Settlement and Discharg~e.
Notice is heraby given that we wvill
miake applica tion to J. 1B. Newvber3. Esq.,
Judge of Prob~ate for Pickens countv, in
the State of South Garolina, on the 22d
cay of November, 1907. at 11 o'clock in
the forenoon, or as soon thereafter as
said appllication can be heard, for leave
to make final settlement of the estate of
T. W. hill dee sed, and obtain dis
charge as administrators of said estate.
Oct. 24, 1907t4 R. M. HILL,
R. R. HILL,
t EUO Nn ANDERSON, Pres. I:cas
S old Out: Wl aesc
Monday, 23d. Until then ev- of any
erything at cost. price.
Your last chance to trade
with T, D.Harris,
Notice to Debtors and Creditors.
All persons holding claims 'against t. o
estate of the late L. D. Stephans muis,
p~resent the samne duly proven on or bo
fore the 1s: day of January, 1908, or be
dubarred payment; and all persons in
debted to said estate must make pay'- g
ment cn or before the above (late to the
undersigned. L. P. STEPH ENS,
Nov 21, 190713.
40 bushels Golden Chair wheat at $1.25
the businel for the next ten daiys at C. C.
Algood's. Claude says this wheat was
ordered four years ago and he will guar
antee every bushel to be good whoat.
For Sale-Side Sadd'e in fairly good
fix, $1.50. D. n. Jn.
rOESIDID Dlx I
olnuctloi l1 tio I
1I1 JlInK1 g.
rovements and is fully guaranteed to
& SONS., one of the oldest and mos
t good plowing, thorough breaking, tl
plow you need for such work. Tr3
d if YOU ARE NOT PLEASED
s is the time of year for you to con:
as Lap Robes, Umbrellas, Fascinate
Comforts, and Blankets.
any of the above we can show you s<
v is a good time to sell all the chicker
u have to spare this year. Later on t
lemandi. You make a mistake by ke
I Christmas expecting a good pric<
t at that time of year is always glul
kind are hard to dispose of at an;
do the work.
t reliable plow
ie right pre
r one at NO
iider buying such
rs, Shawls, Over
>me good values.
is, hens and roost
[1ey will not be in
e~ping your chick
for them. The
:ted and chickens
ithing like a fair