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FROM OUR COI
An Enjoyable Birthday.
How pleasant it is to meet on
an occasion like this and pass a
day that never wlll be forgot
ten. Three 'years ago those
same people gathered at the
hospitable home of W. R. Gar
rett and celebrated his 65th
birthday, his - children taking
him on surprise that morning;
but who thought that thi same
thing would be repeated for his
good lady on her 60th birthday?
Those same children met on the
morning of the 7th Inst., which
was entirely unexpected to Mrs.
Garrett or Wi. R. Garrett,
either.
W. R. Garrett, who takes a
great deal of interest in his
farm, was out attending to some
terracing. The good lady, Mrs.
Garrett, was very busy with
some domestic affairs in the
house. When they looked out
and saw a crowd coming-car
riages, buggies, and so on.
Who can all these people be?
They drive up, and into the
yard. "Why, it's the children
-all of them. What's the
matter?" "Why, we've come
to spend the day-this is your
60th birthday." " Patience,
children, we've made no prep
aration; everything in the
house is misplaced and William
is out on the farm. Why in
the world didn't you let us
know this?"
Well, in a few moments
everything is in its place. W.
R. is at the house, and about
this time your scribe got in,
You know he spells his name
G., and who is generally on the
lookout for such dinners as the
one Im going to tell you about.
Myself and better half slipped
in just to see what was going
on, and you can guess whether
we found out or not. Just here
B. M. and W. N. Bolding and
their ladies came in "kinder"
on the same mission.
Just here some tokens of love
were presented to Mrs. Garrett
that seemed to affect her. She
cried and laughed all at the
same time. It was not too
much to see a girl like that cry
or laugh. I say "girl," for she
is quite active and young
looking yet, and moves about
her domestic affairs as if she
was just 16.
Well, I said something about
dinner. At about half-past 11
o'clock those good ladies, narine
ly, Mrs. J. M. and D. E. Oar
rett, Miss M. B. Garrett, Mrs.
W. P. and 0. N. Garrett, Mrs.
Dora Abercrombie, Mrs. 1. D.
Rice and Mrs. W. C. Garreti
commenced bringing in from
the vehicles baskets of all kinds
of goodies that wve take to sat
isfy the inner man, and thos<
rations Were placed on a long
table whei-e all could get around,
and at 12.25 the call was made
to gather at the table, W. N.
Bolding being placed at the head
of the board. He implored th4
blessings of the Lord and all
were asked to help themselves.
You know, Mr. Editor, yorn
scribe enjoys a social featurt
like this, not so much the eat.
ing, but the social part. (My
lady tells it the other way.
When all had eaten to their in
tense satisfaction it could hard
ly be missed off the table.
After this hour's service al
joined In a conversation o~
"when you and I were young.'
We. all went back and wer<
boys and girls again. A lit
tle later on a song service was
announced, when W. N. Bol
ding made some selections of ok
songs and led, while several o:
the older people joined with hin
and Qang, as in days of yore
"Bying Forth tlye Royal Diaderi
IRESPONDENTS.
and Crown Him Lord of All."
The younger people joined in
and spent some time in making
good music. that was a delight
to all.
Your scribe then announced
that night was approaching,
and after exchanging the usual
courtesies, the 60th birthday of
Mrs. W. R. Garrett was a thing
of the past. J. C. G.
Uberty.
The school at this place closed
last Friday, with two splendid
lectures at night by J. J. Mc
Swain, of Greenville and Dr.
Eager of Louisville, Ky. Four
of the teachers, Misses Kinard,
Johnson, Wilson, and Sanders,
have left for their respective
homes.
Mrs. D. J. Greer and children I
left for Birmingham, Ala., last
Monday.
Mrs. W. A. Sheldon and child-|
ren, accompanied by Miss Jessie
Glenn, are on a visit to friends
and relatives in Westminster.
Mr. Oscar Lyon and niece
Miss Myrtle Gillespie of Calvert
N. C. visited the family of D. H.
Davis last week.
Mr. James Griffin, who moved
to Spartanburg last winter, is
preparing to move back to Lib
erty.
Mr. -Bloom of Greenville will I
move here soon and occupy the
Greer house.
The Singing at the school
house was well attended last
Sabbath.
The teachers of the Baptist
Sunday school are invited to
meet at the home of W. C. Odell
next Friday night.
There is no doubt plenty of
local news that could be sent up
from here, and for fear I am
standing in the way of some one
else who can send in more news
than I am able to do I here with
say once more that I give up the
news letters from here, but as I
like to have a word now and
then in the Sentinel-Journal, I'll
try and write .something else in
the future besides locals.
DREAMER.
Pickens, R F 0l-2
I will give you a few dots from
Pea Ridge. Health very good.
Farmers had the blues-they
.were so far behind with their
crops; but everything looks
lovely now.
Well, I still see something
about the Pickens school trouble
all over the country. The farm
'ers in this section are getting
more aroused over it than ever,
and more than that, they will
stick to the SENTINEL-JOURNAL
~tghter than ever; for Dr. Bolt
and the merchants have never
downed J. L. 0., and they never
will. If they can down him,
why don't they? He has liberal
ly offered them a free column
in his paper.
We hope Mr. Thompsoa more.
success than ever, for the farm
ers arc going to stay with him.
More farmers are subscribers for
his paper than ever before.
IThere gre enough farmers in
Pickens county to keep the S. -J.
going all 0. K., without the as
sistance of the seven merchants
who si:gned the boycott petition.
; If the merchants don't want
- to advertise their gootls there is
I something wrong about them,
E so us farmers don't want to buy
1 them. We will go where they
,do advertise their goods. Go to
a I. D. Rice's 'and get your mon
A New Oreans
Because she did
nourishment from ht
She took Scoft.r J
Result:
She gained a pound
aL DnUGCW
sy's worth. Bud will treat you i
ight in everything. Flour $5.35 I
per barrel. '.I can do better any- I
wvhere else than In Pickens. If f
Pickens was the only place the
people had to go .to trade, I tell
rou the farmers would be a
ieap poorer in 12 months than I
;hey are now. So I want every i
.armer to step in line and help
;he editor of the S. -J. wear the
)oyco(a)tt, for we all should i
.eel; like it was a slap at us
armers too.
I will close. If this don't
Ind its way to the waste bas
cet, I will call again.
RED ROsE.
Cateechee
The prospects for a good fruit.
:rop are very promising, yet
vheat is sorry, but if the black
ierry crop remains solid we can
iave pies anyway, for there
vas a good corn crop made last
rear. Of course it takes an old
ashioned oven about 18 inches
Leep to cook the pie in, a pitch
ork to take it up with, and'a
ialf-bushel measure to hold the
>ie. God pity the fellow that
ails to get enough then.
W. N. Maddox was the first
n our section to plant cotton
,eed this year. He planted on
the 9th inst. Will is a good
arner and he believes in early
?lanting.
C. W. Rice, superintendent of
he Norris mill. has resigned his
position and will leave Catee
yhee this week, to the regret of
iis many friends. Mr. Rice
las made a good superintendent
uid a better man can't be
lound. Mr. Hamilton, of Green.
r'ille, takes Mr. Rice's place.
We welcome Mr. Hamilton to
ur little town.
The ball team at Cateechee
lately played the Central team.
The game stood 20 to 3 In favor
f Cateechee. The Oateechee
boys are hard 'to beat, not to
practice any more than they do.
I. B. Moser, of Central, who
has been a victim of that dread
dilsease, consumption, died at
the home of his brother-In-law,
Will Maddox, on the 11th inst.
Mr. Moser was 27 years old;
his wife was Miss Mattle Mor
row. Mr. Moser leaves a wife,
two children~ several brothers,
sisters and i'riends to mourn
their loss. He had been a mem
ber of the Baptist church for
two years, and died happy.
Said he was ready and willing
to go, and.. would meet his two
little children who had gone on
before. His remains we're in
terred In the Mt. Zion cemetery
on the Monday following his
death, Rev. Joe Davis conduct
ing the funeral services. Mr.1
M. was a true husband, a good
neighbor and an all-'round good
man. The bereaved family have
our heartfelt sympathies.
Wile the merchants of Pick-1
ens, or rather some of them,
have seen fit to withdraw their'
ads. from the S.-J. because its
editor had the courage and back
bone to speak out and denounceI
a deed that~ was a shame and'
scandal to any 1teacher of a
school, the mercliants of this
side of the county repectfully
ronma wa thin.
not extract sufficient
r food.
Emudrfon.
a day in weight.
re S. AND SM
tsk the trading public to come
his way. One merchant has
dlready sent in an ad. from this
ilde to the S.-J., and others will
rery likely do so at once. This
ide of the county is with the
4.-J. Speak out, Jim, we glory
n your spunk. The writer has
aught school, and before he
would have been guilty of such
t deed we would have resigned
mnd never taught school again.
We say let the law take its
:ourse. Never compromise such
t case. B.
Six Mile.
Think what it is we say and
lo each year. The grass in
awns and fields grows greener.
We say spring is here; we watch
:or leaf buds to open into
eaves; we watch for blossom
>uds to open into blossoms; we
watch for flower buds to open
nto flowers; we stand in the
warm sunshine; the winter is
>ast; the rain is over and gone;
;he flowers appear on the earth,
nd the time of the singing of
)irds is come.
Misses Mary Trotter and her
3ousin, Mary Willimon, visited
in Seneca one day last week,
buying their summer goods.
Miss Nara Hendricks, a
charming young lady of Oco
niee, visited her many friends
in this community last week.
Wheat is looking fine in this
section. We hope to have some
delicious new bread soon.
A. P. Alexander, of the
Stewart section, visited his
laughter, Mrs. C. L. Willimon,
last Sunday.
M. Mauldin has a fine piece of
corn. I'm afraid Mr. Jack Frost
will yet get it.
We will have a fine crop of
fruit if it don't get killed. We
poor people will be so glad.
"Uncle Zeke" is putting a
coat of paint on the new school
house. When finished It will
indeed be beautiful.
Health Is just fine at this
writing.
Let the correspondents wake
up and send in all of the news
from their respective sections
and help to make our little pa.
per good. I have asked many
of my friends and they havE
promised to do so.
M. D. Farmer, of the Pickens
side, and J. C. Garrett, of Nor.
ris, spent several days in this
section last week, looking ovei
the Hagood land.
Much success to the S. -J and
its many readers.
OLD RIDDLE.
The "Immortal J. 0." Has His gay
I don't know what I am, bul
I do know what I ain't
I ain't no boycotter, you may
depend.
I thinkoome people made a mis
take
When they wont into this wide.
awake.
I do believe they'll lose thel
lick;.
And think it will wind up pret.
ty quick.
I am like the old lady, the old
way is good enough for me;
The old paper is 'good enough
for me;
I have been reading the old pa
per for over 35 years, and it's
good enough for me;
And it's hard to tell how it
will be;
But we wY ill calmly wait and
see.
When you find out,
Don't change your route,
But come and tell it to me.
I have been here a long time,
and ain't in no hurry to leave.
Know this.
OLD J. D. MOORE.
A Card to the Publio.
Whereas, I have been adver
tised as leaving home without
just and sufficient cause, I wish
to make this public statement,
without wishing to reflect.
unkindly upon my 'mother
or anyone else. I do wish to
say that my reasons for leaving
home are purely personal and
moral, and I was not induced
to do so by any other than my
moral and spiritual good. I
kindly ask the good people of
the community to suspend hasty
judgment upon me until they
have informed themselves of
the impure moral atmosphere
by which my life was surround
ed and endangered. Then I ask
them to pray that the Father
of the fatherless may lead me
into a nobler, sweeter life.
HASSIE COUCH.
I wish the public to know
that I had nothing to do what
ever in Hassie Couch leaving
her mother and home and seek
ing shelter under my roof. Her
reasons are just, and every good
citizen should comnmend her in
following her finer womanly in
stincts, and freeing herself from
any danger that threatened her
mor.il character.
She is now a member of fny
family, and I shall protect her
as such.
I beg those who are disposed
to condemn such action to put.
themselves in possession of the
real facts in the case< and then
give me their sympathy and
help in the trust I have as
sumed. N. A. HOLDER.
Crow Creek, April 22.
During about 700 years the latin lan
guage was the languag, of court, camp
and polite society from the river Tweedl,
in Scotland, to the Euphrates, in Asia,.
and from the Crimea, in thle Black sea,
to th, pillar. of Herenles, at the west
ern extremity of the Medlterranean
sea.
A L.ot o5 Peopte Owing Me.
There was a man who lived
around;
He has moved away and left'the
town.
There are men all over the
Union that owe me, and I need
the money. But I can't get it.
People in Oklahoma, Texas,
North Carolina, Georgia, Ala- (
bama, and, I think, there are
some in heaven that owe me,
for they have left this world,
I hope there are none in hell
that owe me, for I would be
afraid so go there after it. If
,they ever pay it they will have
to send it by express. So I
hope they will all come in and
pay up. But please don't all
come at once, for am busy now;
have not time to take it all at
once. Thanking you all for your
patronage, I remain yours
eternally, J. D. MOORE.
The state of South Caroline,
Coentv of Pickens,
By J. B. 14ewbery, Probate Judge :
Whereas, W. E. Jones has made su:it
to me to grant him Letters of Ad minis
tration of the Estateand effects of Pink
uney Chapel).
These are therefore, to cite and ad
monish all and singnduar the kindred andi
creditors of the3 said P. Chiapell, deceas..
ed~that they be and appear before me. in
the Court of Probate, to be held at Pick
ens on the 7th day of May, 1908, next
after publication hiere~of, at 11 o'clock ini
the forenoon, to show cruse. if any they
have, why the said AdmInIstration
should not be granted.
- Given under my hand thIs, 20th day
of A pril Anno Somini 1908.
J.DB. NEWBEmmV . . P.re.

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