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PICKENS, S. C. :
THIUINDiAY, M.iCI 21, 190S.
Sowing a Breeze.
REAPING A WHIRLWIND
Merchants of Pickens Undertake to
Muzzle This Paper by Boycotting It
The article published last
week, aiient. the school, must
have been full of truths, for no
article ihas appeared coiitradict
ing it. Some denials are being
made by Dr. Bolt, to the effect
that the child was not )adly
whipped, and he was asked if
he had seen it H is reply was,
'Oh. : hut Miss Olive savs
If he had had the good of
t - hotl at heart he. a, chair
mm. wo.uld have talled the
Sri iwlther and taknI! themn
and Prof. Swittenbuirg an e
-lrumor'< were ulrect. It
iare~ Stood hi n) iil 'ttter
han tellill that the mat
ha Ve all hen ttled if
uTon and '. D. Har
'kit ag.ing it up.
ne is plenty able to (it.)
..i had a principle in view
i-ht an-1 j .-. -
right the trustees owed the pat
ron-. a right to a gd .whool:
for C.i I no he t.-A]. to the.
patroIs. to the children. T}he
c2hildren were not getting justi e.
and I (lid lot want to see theil
Sheated out (if their just ri~zhts
(l-t l u l tin. I wamted to
-'lsC'ilej,;t1,Y:ll.- \\ lat was th'irl
ir, and wi. were disrIIar.Ad- v
,I.* illfor'nl tlliu of this arid
dlitionls as they wer'e.I
Dr. Bolt has seen'l fit t0 g'o to
the 'i nirchants with som) i'Ple a,
and they have all withth-'awn
th eir advertisin g fr'om theSx.
ea hloycot. Wh * uely spite
lileall in thi.is Cen-' Graittiu
wh'1at I said! abiom thle .--hooi
.b 'ing for 'spite. t' se~ hool would,
ne(xt 5'':--ion.hte the( be'.'r off for
the agitat ion. But thiere was
110 spiti' work with mte. I was
netve'r mjor'e cool, calm and col
lev(iedl than when I wrote the
ar't idle of George Edens' whip
pingi., and ponde1(red well Over it.
My prsonal grievances I will
take i'1 hand at the proper time
ar O allow the State Road of
2tAncation to sit in juidgme'nt
I heard that Dr. Bolt was ('ir
c:ulating this petition asking
merchants t~o withdraw their
patronage, but I did not think
that his church and secret or'der'
voivs would allow him to stoop
to such petty, low-down subter
fuges, but lhe threw discretion~
to the wvinds, defied friiend1(ships
and suicceeded inl (on vinlc ig the
merchants to his way of' think
ing. In Satmnday miorning's
mail I received the letter' fr'om
Balt & Co., later' in the day the
H-. -Bi.-M. Co. sent by hand their
note, and then I wr'ote the other
merchants who were advertis
of one mind, the Messrs. Craig
Bros. not deciding until Monday
moxrning, when I got their last
Here Is the corm.spondence:
Pickens, March 21.
Gentleien:-After this date
we have decided to discontie
our advertising space in your
paper. We will appreciate your
presenting your bill any 'time
that is convenient to you.
Yours very truly,
Bot'r & C(.
Pikens, iMarch 21.
Mr. J. L. O. Thompson:
Pl?ease di 0'coitinue our adver
tisemieit in the Pickens Senti
11-Journal unItil f Iarther notice.
P~icns, 2liarch 21.
M~r. J. L. 0. Thomp-son:]
Dear Sir:-We have decided
to discontinue our advertisement
in your papi'r, and will settle
with you at your convenience.
Yours very truly,
MoonE & MAULtiN.
Pickens, M\Larch 21.
Mi. J. L. 0. Thompson:
In reply to the other side of
this sheet, will say that vou
may be governed by a certitied
statement made and circulated
among the merchants. If a I
signed certificate has not been
handed you, it is not necessary
for you to stop our ad.
CnAlu Biros. i
As we could hardly get on to
the tenor of the above, we sent
a note of inquiry to Messirs.
Craig Bros., and received the
In reply to your note, vill say
that pet ition has been circul11t ed,
but for is to say whether or not
we signed it i-1 hardly just to al
parties. and we must let yton bo
the judge. C HAI B 14'.
Monday morning a membr
of the above firm left the fol
lowing on our desk:
Pickens, March 21.
Ir. J. L. 0. Thompson:
The town seems to be out of
order in geneiral, and as we ha e
onr ad. from your paper, we ask
tlat yoil do so for the present.
Pi:ckens. March 21.
Mr. J. (. Thomipson:
m' ;ir:-1 signed wth the
a h- m n anNof the town o
P i< i nto withdrawniv ad.
na rntil fult ier notice Or agree
ile~t. irs truly,
Pic'kens, IMar'ch 21.
Mr. .J. L. 0. Thompson:
D~ear Sir:-In reply to yours
of this date, beg to ask that vou
discontinuie our1 ad, in the Sen
Yours very tru ly,
W. E. Fan:EMAN. & C'o.,
per W. E. F.
Pickens, March 21.
Mr. J. L. 0. Thomxson:
Dear Sir:-We have decided
not to advertise in .the Pickens
Sentinel-Journal after this date.
FoLCAEH, TH~IORNLEY & Co.
The action of these merchants
was a secret 0one, so far as mly
knowing w~hat the grounds for
withdra win'g their patronage is
(onc(ernewd. I (10 not know what'
(charges 1 am lying under. My
un Iderstanrdinug was that these
re'solutionls were to come to me1,
but Dr. Bolt, who, I am told,
got them up, and who presented
them to the merchants, or at
least somle of the merchants,
(for 1H. A. Richey, T. D. H-arris
and1 Louis Copal wero. not pre
senited with it, but'he told D. F.
Pac(e that "A LL the merchants"
had sLilgned it except he and Mr.
Hamlies, and he was on his w~ay
to see IHamles).
Hie (Bolt) said "the paper is,
the property of the merchants,"
when I demanded it of himl, and
that "if the merchants say" I
can have it lie will turn It overf
to me. Nw, wf ho wan to
miake a personal fight let hip
come out in- the open to do :i
This-fight he is now making
niot a personal one; It Is a figh
,n my subscribers who hav
paid for this paper for one an<
Lwo years iii advance, and thje]
have ju-st that much money in
vested in this enterprise, whici
bhey will lose if I can be force(
>ut of businless. That is wher<
the matter stands.
This is no "teipest in a tea
pot," as Dr. Bolt and the peop
,-e has succeeded in leading
blindly, will find out. It wil
Lesult in good-good to th<
'chool, but it will be a dear les
Jon to the merchants, for othei
:owns will bid for the trade thai
ias naturally beei coming t(
If there was but one store ir
he town of Pickens, and it de
?ended on the citizeiis of thi
own to keep it going, it wouk
iardly make a living. 'It is th(
rast territory tributary to thh
;own from which general sup
)ort is derived, and this suppor
-ai be very easily diverted tc
he other towns when the busi.
1ess men of that town come ir
iere and bid for it.
The outside world cares noth
ng for this fight foi a bettei
chool: it is simply local; al
hey care for is the justice ai
)rinciple of the thing, ane
'or business miien to hop ui
,ither way, and take sides, a,
hey have in this matter, show,
L very shallow business mind.
A boycott never succeeds
rom the fact that it is unjust,
s born in the wrong spirit anm
-onceived by a wrong desire, an
s un-American, and the Amer
can public will not stand foi
One man. Tuesday, came 1i
and paid five subscriptions an<
renarked that the trade of
:ertain Aection amiouited to
beap to this town, but that un
"Ier existing conditions it wa:
JUST AS NEAP to Greenville an<
>her towns. I won't advis<
Lhem to retaliate in kind, the,
-an use their pleasure a:s t<
that, buit I will say that I don'
think that D. F. Allgood, in th
WVest Enhd, or Ri. L. Harris, a
the (;ot ton mill, together witi
H. A. Richey, TP. D. Harris am
Louis Copal, in Pickens, signe<
any boycott. If you feel lik
coming to this town to trade
do so; if you want to patroniz
these merchants, after this sla
at you, that is your business
but I would respectfully as]
you to give a share of your pal
ronage to those who have no
signed the boycott and are nos
carrying advertisements wit]
me, not only in this town, bu
You see how it stands! Be
cause I showed up the school i:
an unfavorable light, a persona
fight has been madie-a b~oycot
has, been started, which, I an
r'elilably informed, wvill be stoppe<
-when I apologize!
Apologize for what? For stand
ing for my rights and the right
of every other citizen of th
county as well as the patrons o
the Pickens Graded School, fo
truth and justice to prevail
When I took issue for a princi
pie I did not attack any man'a
private b)usiess; I tried to shov
uip and change a public condi
tion. I would as soon dynamit
a man's home as try to pul
downm his business-the principl
is the same. It is the assassii
[hat we all dread-it is not th<
man that stands up in the opei
How many of- the merchant:
who signed this petition havy
thildren in school, much leg
1 know how the school tis con
ducted? Mrs. Freeman and D.
I F, Pace are the only two. Do
they kvow that their children
3 are getting justice? Have they
I tried to see that they are treated
r right? Do they care how they
- are treated?
I am fighting for a principle,
I and aoploglze for my couIse I
will never do. "On that book
that oath 'I took, and break it
- will I never;" but always will I
stand up for truth, right and!
justice, though the heavens fall.
Now, ain't the nierchants a
pretty lot of business men to go
and ct off their noses to spite
their faces! A in't they ashamed
of themselves to allow one man
to hook his finger in their noses
and lead theni around like cat
tle! Montgomery Ward & Co..
Seigel Cooper, & Co., come
down and learn from the Pick
ens haberdashers how to con
duct business on business prin
If our embryo merchant princ
es would inhabit villas on the
classic Hudson, they'll ne'er
more hearken to the insane va
porings of a bucolic doctor.
The more poorly a man's
finances are, the more ashamed
his wife is to wear her old hat.
"We ain't got no ruins in
Anieriky." "But we will hev.
Some o' these state capitols ain't
built none too well. "-[Louis
Abe HIumniel, the lawyer wVho
perjured himself for a few thou
I sands of dollars, and who has
- served his sentence for the
L crime, is once more a free man
and able to practice law in New
York. But the man who em
I ploys him is either a rascal or a
1 What the people of the United
- States need as their head at the
a present moient is a thoroughly
wise and upright man who
would govern in the true spirit
r of the < istitutioni, with an
cqua!i regard to all national in
trests, iot as the tool of a pas
a sion or fancy of the hour. -[To
t ronto Sun.
It was expected that this would
bead-nothing session of con
gress, but it was not expe cted it
would be so tame and flat as a
talking and disputing session as
it has been. No other congres
sional session, sitting upon the
eve of a presidential election, has
Cbeen so dlistl iguiish~ed fo indis
tincion as this one thus far.
1"Theoretically, he strives for
tthe good of the universe: pi'ac
tically, for the satisfaction of
his owni egotistic tendencies."
--[An alienist in the N. A. Re-I
view. .Theoretically or Theodor
t etically.-[N. Y. World.
i Mr. Biryan repeats that he is
.1 not seeking the nomination.
Certainty not; the nomination is
- seeking him and they will c:ome~
s together with mutual satisfac
a tion at the Denver' onve~ntion.
f -[The State.
rt The~ Albany (N. Y.) Journal
-says it is possible for a man to
~saw so nmuchi wood that he be
comes hidden from sight in the
r sawdust. And there i9 a heap
- of truth in that.
The stone and1 iron ages are
things of the past, and it re
m nained1 for~ the miuck-raker~s to
discover that the steal age is
According to the PhiladelphiaI
Telegraph, if money didn't talk
some peop~le would never be
N, W, Hester on Our School Trouble
I notice in your coliinms of
last week an account of 1ho
whipping of a little boy by his
beachor that I hope is exa 'er
Ated, and not so bad as is stated.
E ien if it is and the little fellow
rets well, is it not m ich better
that the case be compromised
and kept out of the courts?
Give the little fellow the bsnefit
of all the compromis money to
buy new things for him, and
tell him Miss Newton bought all
those things for him, and soothe
his hatred toward humanity in
that way, and it might 1) the
means of creating in him a bet
ter heart than if his parents
brought the case up to court,
and continue to ridicule Miss
Newton, and maybe create in
the boy a hatred for his teacher
that will last as long as he lives.
Let us all consider what a
time teachers have with so many
children, and how few of us
would take their places. And
if we were all that way, how
our children would have to grow
up in ignorance.
I whipped my oldest boy
about 15 years ago, but not so
bad as in the Pickens case.
Somewhere wise Solomon said,
"Spare the rod and spoil the
child;" but after reading more
mQdern literature I have learned
better. And such literature
should be read by every parent
and teacher. (R. G. Ingersoll
on raising children and crime
.Good lectures are worth all
and flogging is worth nothing
in the way of good. It only
makes a hard, vicious heart of
the subject on whom it is ap
But, I must tell how funny
my little 3-year-old boy turned
one of my lectures on me. I
was telling my boys how cruel
it was to kill little birds, and 14
quoted Walt W\~hitman, who
said: "Two little birds built a
nest near my window, and they
.1sng pretty together, until
one day oneo., of the birds got
killed, and the other one flew
from tree to tree and perched on
the branches and sang, 'Blow!
blow! hlowv! and blow my little
mate back to me.' "' I lectured
in a sympathetic toneQ. Shortly
my little boy wen t out to the
edge of the piazza '.nd came hack
wvanting a dIry (dress onl. On
being asked1 what miade him so
wvet, he relied inl abou0t the tone
I used: "Ma. it blowed! blow~ed!
blowed! and the wet came back
onme11." That was ciuite amus
ing and a laugh on my lecture.
But above all things, let us
have peace, love and mercy in
our homes and schools. I was
highly pleased with Miss New
ton wVhen she taught at Vine..
land. If she has st epped1 asule
from her moral duty, which shie
has, even if she whipped the
little fellowv at all, nio miatter
how ligh t, I hope his parents
and the commnunity will be
mneiful. Rieven ge and wrath
never'i won fair lady Your
teacher has already learned a
lesson, as well as teachers all
over the county, and it will
prompt every teacher in the
sounty to some extent to observe
While I have a wvarm feeling
~oward all tie schools in the
:ounty, and particularly for the
mne at our capital town, and
10pe it may not be0 molested,
t will only take merciful hearts -4
md considerate brains to break
he bubble that rises with so
nuch seeming ruggedness o'er s4
rour beautiful and pacific
>lains. M. W HESER