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PICKENS, S. C.:
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1908.
"A FOOLISH BOYCOT
Over in Pickens, South Caro
lina, a majority of the merch
ants have boycotted the only
paper published In the town be
cause the paper vigorusly assail
ed one of the public school teach
ers because she whipped a pupil
in an alleged cruel manner.
That takes the rag off the bush
in the way of a boycott. Why
the merchants and largest prop
erty owners of a town can make
up their minds to harm ahd fi
nancially injure an institution
which has helped make the town
and their fortunes, we cannot
W know nothing of the mer
its of the case. We care noth
ing about that. The teacher
who let the rod fall heavily on
the back of some youngster may
have acted with good sense and
sound judgment. Solomon said
apply the rod. Maybe the
teacher remembered the admo
nition of that wise man as she
tained the pupil's hide. May
be the merchants and other bus
iness mien are right in uphold
ing her actions. The editor may
have blundered in criticising her.
His judgment may have been
real bad. We will not venture
the statement, however, that it
wes, for we doubt it. We have
confidence in most editors-just
a little more than we have in
some high-tempered school
marnms. But, the editor's bad
break-if such it was--was no
cause whatever for the actions
of the Pickens merchante.
They have cut their own throats,
and it will only be a short time
before they will see their folly.
For every dollar the paper has
made itself, the merchants have
made twventy dollars each. It
furnishes them publicity, with
out which trade is paralyzed.
Business will dwindle in spite of
all other means of advertising.
Nothing willl take the place of a
newspaper these days for adver
This Pickens boycott is an
ugly affair. We believe the ed
itor will come out on top. We
hope he won't apologise. No
self-respecting newspaper man
will go to Pickens and start an
other paper. These merchants
will come round alright. It's a
pvetty kettle of fish if an editor
has to go around and consult all
his advertisers before he speaks
out on public matters. The
Pickens editor used his editorial
columns exactly as we would
have done in his place if we had
believed as he believed. His
e o u r a g e is commendable.
Those Pickens merchants should
be proud of an editor who hal
the courage of his convictions,
The man who hasn't isn't fit t<
edit a newspaper."--sylvaie
There was a meeting of the
Republican party of this coun.
ty Saturday, at whlich the samt
old crowd wasesent. te fa
I miliar faces of the ever-faithful
were seen hobnobbing with the
recent convert and the persist
ent hunter for the pie-counter.
The meeting was motley, occa
sionally a snowball was seen
among the variegated shades of
browns and blacks that predoim
inated. Quite a good deal of
interest was manifested in the
election of delegates, and some
of the alternates offered good
money to go in their stead.
THOSE QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
The teacher in Dist. No.
answers the following ques
tions as suggested In one of our
"Who is really ruining that
school, you or the directors?"
I am! That .is, I advise with
the directors and they direct as
their title signifies. True they
may never have passed the
threshold of the school room, but
from hear-say-knowledge they
surely know how a school ought
to be conducted, at least so think
a majority of them, but then I
hold full sway and they sway
me. "You or certain parents in
We-1-! Children belong tc
their parents-indulging par
ents-aud it is not presumed ]
would "run them," only as par
rents might direct in their wis
dom. Their children tell them
a great deal and hence parente
become wiser than teachers, and
Willie and Susie must have
many indulgences, they are pa
pa's and mama's pets, and they
would not have them overtaxed
for all their education might
profit them. We rule togethei
and thus have one harm-odiouE
"You, or that overgrown boy
who talks and laughs and gig.
gles and recites and comes and
goes as he pleases?"
Wellthat boy Is "big" enou gl
to know better and I'll sham(
him out of his rudeness yet, and
so overcome him with a let-do.
as-you-please-kindness that I'll
run him-if he don't me-tc
"You, or that blackeyed girl
who thinks she knows as much
as you do and wears better cloth
es and is a cousin of a director?'
Well, that blackeyed girl is ar
annoyance and what she thinki
and wears may be in a measure
true, and then beinig a cousin tc
the director it is rather expected
she should have pritileges above
the rest; if not, where would be
the benefit of being a cousin tc
a director. But this is rather ar
unfair question and difficult foi
any one to answer. Upon the
whole, I am of the opinion and
rather think, I am, or we are,
"running that school."
SUNSHINE AND SHADOW iM ITAL.Y.
Dr. John H. Eager will lecture
at the Court House Thursday
April 16th at 8 P. M. on Sun
shine and Shadow in Italy. Dr.
Eager is thoroughly acquainted
with Italy, having lived in Rom(
ten years, and in Florence sib
years. He has also visited Italy
every summer for the last seven
years. The facts he brings about
that beautiful country are fresh~
and first hand, and cannot fal
to interest, and instruct as well
as amuse. This lecture has been
delivered in many places and
has always been well spoken of.
This lecture will be given under
the auspices of the Ladies Mis
sionary Society of the Baptist
church, The charge will be:
twventy five cents.
FOR SALE--One J, L. Case tractior
engine, one* J. I. 4. ass horse-power, and
ono J. I. Case 10-ton Road-Rolk r. Bar.
gains for any onie Joo'dlng for ory or the
apove mohines. Adifress U. E. Good.
BureAnt or -
fon -(ui ucted by the . .......... IT
South CaroisIa larmers' N titiatLoual and o
Comnunications linteuded for thisdepar
Intnt should be addreasod to J. C. Stribling,
eiitetou, South Catrolina.
THE ORGANIZATION. U
'Trying to run a farmers union F
without due obedience of Its con- a
stitution is something like try- c
ing to ride a colt without a bri- b
die on him.
Early maturity, it is said, r<
brings hasty decay. Don't be T
too hasty about learning the con- t(
stitution and graduating in the h
special course on union princi- ol
Whilst you are at every day I
laboring hard, with your nose ti
and eyes turned down between Ii
cotton rows, trying to lift your- it
self out of the mire, by yourself, s(
by hard tugging at your own c<
boot straps trying to coax your h
freedom out of soil by hard la- ir
bor alone, some slick duck is off o1
yonder weaving an agricultural
web to catch all the profit on
your cotton crop. Wake up n
there, old fellow, and come out u
to the farmers' meeting and u
help head off these chaps that P:
neither toil or spin, but they is
have been thriving like the lilies fi
of the field off of the fat of your fi
lands and labor. U
Now. and then we meet up ci
with a bucking member in the k
union that cannot be persuaded b
to pull true with the members. a:
After trying him thoroughly r(
with a kind of bronco kinch and til
an Oklahoma kicking strap and a
crupper with no improvement, S
better turn him out to grass, he N
is not worth his keeping. tl
Human kindness and brother- is
ly love talk have no influence h
over that class of men that love si
to hum this chorus: "All in, t)
down and out -if I ever get my g
hand on a dollar again,I am go- ai
ing to hold to it, its my only h
The social feature of the si
Farmers' Union not only im- n
proves the moral character of t)
farmers, it also teaches the be f
nefits of coopration in business. l<
When they learn how actual t<
dollars run into the members'
pockets, you may not worry
about enthusiasm in the Union F
that willifollow as sure as smoke
PLAIN LIVING AND HIGH
At our last meeting of this
club- one brother read an essay
on an article he saw in a daily
paper about the prosperous con
dition of the farmers in a certain
section where all were paying si
cash for their flour, corn, bacon b
and feed stuffs. Why not raise it
all t~se and save the cash? In n
comilgig to this meeting we met
a man -going home from town b
driving a one-mule wagon, load
Ied with one sack of corn, two
bales of hay, some small bundles
and one sack of fertilizer. The
club spent one hour discussing ci
the relative value and usefulness e
of this man, and whether he i
was really to be classed as a
farmer or a cross between a cot- d~
ton bear, merchant, farmer and di
a fool! A committee of three b
was appointed to investigate s<
this man and make their final a'
report to this club on the 15th ui
day of November next. ia
Not long since a piece by Wil- y
11am E. Curtis, in the Chicago tj
Record, was paraded in the sc
newspapers over the South with1 g,
'a statement that the estimated Idi
-'average cost of raising cotton e
L South Carolina is five cel
ie pound. Wonder if he e%
)ok his wife and childreti c
i the cotton field .and trigd
e if this noted pencil pushe -
iade -any test of actual Ic
long this line? This sai
riter states in this article ti
cotton can be sold at ten cei
ie planter can live in luxui
[ow much luxury do you thi
man, mule, his wife and t
illdren would get out of twel
ales ofcotton at ten cents, af
%ying for fertilizer, farm tot
mnt or taxes, and food for i
he average luxury, accordi
P the same statistics, woi
ave to come out of a net. pr(
less than $100, if really a
cofit at all went to the grow
Curtis can write out profits
ke cotton lands of South Ca
na at ten cents like he wri
out on paper at ten cen
,nd him down here and t
)tton growers here will p
im $10.00 for his services gro
ig cotton where he now gi
ie in pencil pushing.
Every right thinking, hon<
tan in any occupation now oi
p to the fact that the holdi
p of the cotton from off a 4
eessed market during the pai
all that saved the South fr<
nancial ruin. This standi
rm under fire by the Farme
nion when "New York.fin
ers sprung the big game"
ill the Farmers' Union a
mnkrupt the South,. is the c
id only strong and stubbc
'sisting force that warded
iat giant blow that was hurl
b the cotton growers of t
auth by those moguls of Had
ery conservative estimates
iis saving of organized farmi
never placed lower than o
undred and fifty million doll
tving to the South. Yes inde
ie Farmers' Union has wor
reat victory in a stubborn fig
,ainst the combined capital
alf the world. Shame on th
ass of cotten growers that ha
ood outside of the Union a
ever turned a hand to aid
its fight. The Union has ma
>r the non-union farmers $10,
>$15.00 per bale on all their c
n. Now be good and own i
Tom Sylvania (Ga.). Herald.
Senator Ben Tiliman sa
ryan would defeat Taft. 3
II hope so.
If you are a ChristIan, (101
o1 with a gasoline engine.
Much play and little wo
take men and women a curse
uemselves and society.
Ellen French Vanderbilt
ulng Alfred Gwynne Vaud<
[1t for divorce.- Another et
Sw1lich big names and lots
aoney didn't bring happine
Beef Is prohibited -by pri<
3er by statute.
How many dollars has "
>rm" put in your pock<
ow much has "reform"<
'eased the value of your prc
-ty by helping to stagnate bt
Those Atlanta ladies w)
mn't want the street car cc
ictors to help them off the ca
scause the conductors' han
>ll angelic waists, might go o
the front over the controle:
sing the motorman for a st(
Maybe the Atlanta wom,
ho don't want the conduct<
'help them off the cars desi
aese gentlemen to stand asi
that the view presented1
'aceful, Grecian bends a'
op-stitched hosiery may not
its To succeed these days you
must have plenty of grit, cour
age, strength. How is it with
wo the children? Are they thin,
tve pale, delicate? Do not forget
ter Aycr's Sarsaparilla. You
as know it makes the blood pure
and rich, and builds up the
ng general health in every way.
ild "aestebnosnsS proper con,<on. c~or.
rect ds nlyrs " 'ls. yiii small laixative
Ofit doze o a ll egta to gar-coated.
Iny - ade bT 0. Ayev Co.. owe nsas.
A omaakubor of
er. tAIR vio.
on AGUO CURI.
ro- We have no secrets I We publish
Leo the formulas of all our auedites.
he Notice Final Settlement and Discharge
ay Notice is hereby given that I will make
application to J. B. Newbery, Es..
Judge of Probate for Pickens county.n
3ts the state of South Carolina, on the 12th
day of May, 11108, at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, or as tsoon thereafter as said
application cai be made, for leave to
3st make final settlement of the estate of
Job F. Smith decessed, and obtain
vn discharge as udmitristrator of awid es
ng tate. '. 0. Skelton.
April 9. 1908. Administrator.
iic Notice Final Settlement and Discharge
mfl Notice in hereby given that I will
make applicution to J. B. Newbery,
Esq., Judge of Probate for Picken.
rs county. in the state of South Carolinat,
on the 7th day of May 1909, at 11 o'click
in the forenoon, or as soon thereafter as
to said application can be heard, for leave
fd to mnke final settlement of th estate of
Be njamin Terrell, deceased, and obtain
ne discharge as adminti.trator of said es
tate. A. L Edens.
rn April 9th 1908. Administrat r.
ed Notice Final Settlement and Discharge
he Notice is hereby given that. I will iake'
application to J. B. Newbery, Eq..
s. Judge of Probate for Pickens county, in
on the state of South Carolina, ott the 7th
day of May 1908, at 11 o'clock inl the
3rs forenoon. or as s..01 thereafter aS said
ne application can be heard, for leave to
make final settlement of the estate of B.
trS L. Walters, deceased. anil obtain dis
ed charge as execut-r of said estate.
T. A. Gary,
i a April 9th 19A8. Executor.
of Sheriff's Sale.
at State of South Carolina,
ye County of Plckens.
nd In Common Pleas Court.
in By virtue of an execution to me direct
ed I will Hell to the hiuhest bidder at
,de public outcry in front of the door of
Pickens Court House on Monday, May .
4th, 1908, 'vishin the legal hours of sale
Dt- all the undivided interer t the same being
one-fifth of two-thirds, or two-flfteenhts,
IP- of the defendant, w. Alec Uamsey. of,
mn and to all that certaini piece, parcel or
tract of land situate, lying and being in
the county of Pickens of the State of
South Carolina, on Keowee Ri'er, ad
joining lands of James Lawrence and
ys others, containing five hundred acre.,
Ve mnore or he, the samew being the real es- i
tat blogig t hetaeof Alexan
der Rlamsey, de4ceated, also the interest :
of the a d W. Alec Ramisey in the per. C
1't sonal est ate of hia fat her, the said Alex
ander Rianisey, deceased. in the hands of
E. 11. Ramsey and P. 0. Raimrey as ad
rk nirtsrators of the personnd e.'tate of the
ksaid Alexander Ratney. deceased.
to J. C. JENNINGS,
Sheriff Pickens County, 8. C.
THE FACE IN THE LOCKET
O ussrl worthy of a. good setting.
Choethe locket, the ring or other jew
n- elry here and you'll never have cause to.
8be ashamed of your purchase.
ds JEWELRY MAKES THE BEST GIFTI
providing it is the kind that wears Let
utus show you our collection and explain
es, the difference betwecen ours and inferior
Jewelry. You will not find onr prices
E'any higher for the GOOD KIND than
some charge for the other.
sEasley, 8. C.
2 J J McSWAIN.