IF'UBmSBRD BVERTY THURSDAY MORNING.
The Sontinel-ournal Company.
TDOMiSON & RICHEr. PROPs.
J. L. 0. TIOfMPSON, EDITOn.
Subsoription $1.00 Per Annum.
Advertising Bates Reasonable.
Mitered at Pickens Frstomee an second Class
PICKENS, S. C.:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 1907.
A JUNK HFAP.
This is the time of year when, in
the course of everte, bills are due
and being paid. Tbis year, the price
of cotton bas hindered many bills
being paid. The merchants have
mortgages and liens to make them
secure of their money fur guano and
supplies advanced and can foreclose
when these papeis fall due. They
are not doing so from the fact that
they want to show their patrons, the
farmers, every courtesy and consid
oration. But suppose they did ft ra
close: Wouldnu they be the possess:
ole of veritable "junk shops," for
their papers call for a heap of unique
and peculiar things-doge, cow.
mules, horses, wagons, farming tools.
household and kitchen furniture,
clothing, ete,, in fact, anything and
everything is usually specified in one
of these papers to secure the pay
ment of a debt. Presuming that the
merchants of thie' town had these pr
pere and were to agree to all fort close
on a certain date, and a certain date
thereafter sell the plunder they had
taken in, nouldn't it be a sight to
behold! We hope they won't fore.
So much for generalities, Now for
some personalities. This paper bas
no ironclad papers on anyone for
what anyone owes it. It presumes
everyone with whom it deals to be
the soul of honor, and only by their
own acts toward us do we have ren.
son to know that they are dishonest.
When they deny, or refuse to pay an
account, do we class them. With
very limited capital to operate on,
with a weekly expense roll of $60 tc
be mot, with 90 per cent. of the
inr' tbusiness .yet nncollected an'd
intepockets of our. friends (?) we
are constrainied to do somethting to
relieve the situation. Money we
wan, and .money wo must have.
To'( facjiitale maultters with our
friends nho still want. t ( hol their
cottony, wve hiave opcieed a '"junk hea p,"
andl w ill take imiules, horses, hiogs,
cittle, wagonIsk, buggies, do gs, ses.i g
mnchinsfiurniture, ehi:ekeni -, cor-u,
forl r, hay and( gi ain, allowing Ilho
marivket prr for smnew, aund credit
t hese itemils onl subs 'criptionII1001 acunts
as far a hey w ill go. If we cat
turnl lheu, inito cash, or I n~y thle print -
ers, <r buy machelin ry and pay-r i, or
pay.~ our deh-bis, or t rade them to the
merchants fi or clothinig iand rai on,
If . u l> not Oare to y itroin::- thei
'ju1: h ea ," wet aree ini t he < fi--et (
day i ihewi. rn utrc p
Teiaix.(' cInd iri eln svl;I it1'
beoth r, thet eildy trouible.jt ilthee i:
moreip mOnovi jin the handisl of the pen
plan <ver lbtfore, iuad this [t(
wsonly realized after the coltonti
sea'-on weVlt opeiitd - -hence the '"bot
tomii had1 to dropij t-"t'-until sonme
provnuon oui l be h made. The pro.
viion'l i'- nlow madite, 1-nd( the p~rice of
cotton is raid~ly advancing, and1( by
Chritmas we aro sure, it will be not
l1'aS than, 12'e per pound. 8e11 0ff a
Don't be afraid of the banks --theZ
were never soupder ur in better flian
cial condition. If you breve any sur
plus money put it in the banks. I
will go out through tile char nels o.
trade, finally reach you, and get bael
again to the bank.
There Is nothing like confidene,
The confidence you have in yowi
neighbor. your preacher, your town,
your bank, your merobant, youi
country, the confidence each one hat
in each other is what keeps th
wheels of commerce going round
what keeps this country in the fore
front of all nations. Havej confi
denee in the money situatiooin th4
cotton s tuation, in the prosperouo
condition of the country, and belt
to make this feeling secure by doing
all you can to help things.along. Sel
yo ir stuff and put your money it
The merchant who doesn't adver
tise is a broken link in the businesi
chain. Ile "kinder" blocks t1
wheels of progress, and injures the
place where he is located from i
tradiug stendpoint.' People are atrai
of him-afraid to buy his goods
The man who will net come out it
the open and pioclaim prices ani
describe his wares, in this day o
k"An cortipetition, is a back nurbei
and does not deeerve businea. I
you want trade get out and hustil
for it-advertise to beat the band
and ace the dollars pile up in youi
till. The farmer hustles--plants
tends, then gathers his crop-ani
reaps the reward for his energy arn
White spacd! That is what
newspaper sells, that is their stocl
in trade, but too few people realizi
the fact, judging from "the tricki
that are dark and the -ways that ari
vain" that they use to get publicit,
and notoriety without shoving ul
the long green. Communications tha
do not interest a dozen of our readeri
outside of the parties at interest fre
quently reach us, with rtquest t
publish and also call local attentini
to same, which we cannot handle, fo
it is too obviously a free advertisin
dodge. Coniespondents too fre quwnt
ly write puffs about merchants, espe
cially those in. their neighborhood
which we cannot handle. We hav
advertising space for sale,-but giv
a lot of it away, free, to eliaemosynar
aubijects. To all othgers it ise ''as]
ii hb order,..' or it. g J(S tr> .thsf>jonl
A man to itene(l anid aanpmuilat
TLhe farmer or artisann mtst hav
im proval tools and know how to um
thenm or lie is a failure. Thel me
chant must, carry a htock of good
that aro nlew anid fr'esh al dii was
kn >w ho~w to aeli tihe ml, or' ho is;
failure i. Theii law~ er .nd ldot
migh as1 well I 1 hun their books at
ai2lmi1n their viltiolns if the
I CITA TION.
1i. Lawrenice ainu to .' ut to meii to gran
hemii le'tters of Adini iion 'Iof0 1 hes
ato ''n211 elY1 t; of EL1. in Lawrene
.Teeare therefore toi cito andit admllon
(credIito(rs of the1 said E. IL. LawrenIce
deeause1, that they 1)0 11nd a~lppear beforc
me, ini theo Court of l'robate to ho0 hlt
at Piolkenil on thie 4th day of Jau. 1 908
after pulicattoni hereof, at 11 o'clock in
the for'enoon, to) shiow (autse, if any they
have, wvhy the said AdmDiniistrat Ri
shld ( not 1bo granted.
Given under my hand this, the 4ILL
day of Dec., Anuno Domnini 1907.
J. .11 Nzwnanno ruaU
I e Latest Pfliu
This Plow has the latest improvements
It ~is made by B. F. AVERY & SONS.
manufacturers in the world-at it 82 years.
Everywhere the talk is about good plo
paration of the soil. This is the plow you
EXPENSE TO YOURSELF and if YOI
PLOW AND ITS WORK ITS OUR PLO
With Us for
- NOT TFOO Cl-OSE IN,
1 2 8 eauLtifl one acre lots, opce part of tr Ro
,with Etasley Road. M~ORE CONV\IK
CANNOT 1BE FOUND) ANYW \ R*;
26) Acres, PARTLY WOODE)D, 5 V
t W will cut this to suit butyer.
5 .\cres abouIt -R of a mile fromU (on.-t I IL;u
ile Disc PlOij.
ilos hi fils Sfi o
and is fully guaranteed to d:> the work.
one of the oldest and most reliable plow
Ning, thorough breaking, the right' pre
need for such work. Try one at NO
J ARE NOT PLEASED WITH THE
\OT' l'O() FA\R OUTI
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