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Entered April 28, 1908 at Piokens, S. 0., as second olass matter, under sot of Congress of March 8, 1879.
Death of a Well Known Citizen,
Anderson, July 11.-(Special.)
--Mr. H. J. Gignilliat died at'
his home on Calhoun street
at 11.45 o'clock this morning af
ter an illness of 17 weeks, during
which time he was confined to
his bed. The body will be taken
-to Seneca on train No. 9 tomor
Tow, which leaves here at 12.24
-o'clock. The funeral services
will be held in the Baptist
,church immediately after the
arrival there. Interment will-be,
anade in the family plot in the
Baptist church yard.
Mr. Gignilliat was about 52
years of age. During the major
part of his life he spent in the
-employ of the Southern and
Blue Ridge railways. For near
ly 17 years he was station agent
for the Sohutern railway at
Easley, at the end of which time .
he was transferred to Seneca!
-where he was made ageit for
the Southern and Blud Ridge
roads. This position he held for
17 years. Two years ago he -
moved to Anderson to accept the
position of baggage agent at
ithe.union station, which position.
he resigned -meady a year ago on
account -of his declining health.
He also was engaged in the
transfq-business, he being the
owner and proprietor of the An
derson Transfer compimy.
There was or is no man~ now
living that enjoys the confidence
of the people of thi3 section more
enerally than did Mr. Gignilliat.
He was always attentive to, his
duties, and the patrons of the
roads for which he toiled always
had'uice things to say about his.
agreeableness and .desire to do
them favors. He was really a
successful man for in his 1-)g
life of usefulness he never let an
opportunity go -by, by which he
could do some one a kindness.
Four years ago Mr. Gignilliat
offered for the position of state
railroad comnmissioIfdr, and he
received a handsoipe vote. .
Mr. Gignilliat was a member
of the Baptist church at Seieca
for many years. He was a con
scientious, Christian gentleman
and one that never did a fellow
man a harm. He was ever re
spected as a good, true- man.
He was a prominent Mason,
Pythian, etc., his membership
being in Seneca..
Mr. Gignilliat was married to
Miss Bessie Griffin of lNorth,
Carolina, and she with one
~daughter, Miss Lois Gignilliat,
survive him. Mr. Gignilliat's
fiir wife was Miss Lila Bost
wl'cl of 'Conyers,,Gieorgia.
Mr. Gignifldt is surn ived by
one sister, Mrs. S. B. Townes,
of Oklahoma, who was at his
bedside "'this - mornting when
* ' death occured. He hed many
* relatives of his name, several of
whom live in Seneca.
The Sin of a Church.
Trinity thurch, New York, is
one of the wealthiest corpora
tions in the country. It is doubt
ful If there is a church in the
world that owns as much real
estate~as Trinity; which is esti
mated 'to be worth anywhere
from $40,000$)00 to. $100,000,000.
This property consists almost ex
clusively of tenement houses in
one of the worst districts of New
York city. There are~ neal-ly
*five himndred in all.. They are
not modern tenement houses
with plenty of air and light and
such conveniences as tend- tc
make the lives of their occupants
healthy and wholesome. On the
contrary they are, as described
by Charles Edward Russell in a
magazine article, the worst and
most dilapidated to be found
anywhere in the great metropo
lis of the country-"frowsy,
scaly, slatternly, bleary, decayed
and crumbling old houses, leer
ing from dirty windows like old
drunkar'as through bloodshot
eyes; the broken shutters awry
like deformities, the doors agape
like oldi toothless mouths."
"Drunken disreputable, decayed
topsy - turvy old houses, the
homes of thousands of families
and the breeding-places for so
many children that are to carry
on the world's work."
The revenue from these tene
ments Is enormous-no one
knows how much except those
who have the management of
the church's properties. But it
is immaterial what Trinity
church owns or what is the
amount of income from its pos
sessions, it is the fact that it
holds s ch property at all that
is material. Here is a Christian
church, noted for its great char
ities only possible from the rents
of these foul places where dis
ease and death held Sway', a
teacher of the thoughts and life
of the Nazarene who enunciated
the golden. rule. and lived it,
owning property for hire that is
unfit for beasts to live.in, much
less human beings. What are
the teachings of such a church
worth? What value can be
placed on its splendid gifts of
benevolence? Unless the deed
of love follows the word of love,
the word amounts to nothing;
and men will turn away from a
Christianity which consists only
of profession. For a church lo
own and rent tenements where
there is foul air, no light, filth,
dampness, and where, in conse
quence of these londitions, the
germs of all sorts of diseases
breed and riot in a yearly har
vest of. death, with no effort on
the part of the church corpora
tion to do away with those .hor
rible conditions, it is not only a
crime against Christianity, it
would be .a crime in a land
where there is no Christianity,
because a crime aga in s t
humanity and civilization.
How a church can use money
thus acquired-use it, mind you
in the name of "s'~yeet charity"
--is something incoinprehensible.
The charitable use of it catinot
atone- for its ,sinfut, yes, its
criminal acquirement. . Surprise
is sometimes expressed tha~t the
churches seem to be loosing their
hold on the thoughtful working
classes. 'We are not. in~ the
light of the revelations of Trinity
church's New York tenements,
where so many of the'se people
are compelled to herd amid filth
and discomforts. They have
b~efore them every day the awful
fact of a church's unkept faith,
of its utter disregard, not to say
denial, of the golden rule of
justice and love. - Columbia
The Russia Douma has passed
a bill providing for an internal
loan of $100,000,000..
Pickens County Union Column
J. T. BOGGS, REV. W. C. SIBA6ORN and t]
JOEL MILLER, Committee In Charge. it
The Pickens County Farmers' e
Jnion met at the courthouse c,
Fuly 6. ft
Union was called to order by (
W. L. Jenkins, the retiring pres- a
dent. (He having resigned to n
inter the campaign as a candi- ti
late). a]
The Union then proposed to al
)lect a president to fill the va- T
:ancy, which resulted in Alfred it
3olding being elected, who is h
iow county president. le
Hon. W.. T. Bowen was elect- tj
.d vice-president, to succeed A. u
F. Welborn, who is now a can
lidate, he also having resigned
when he became a candid-te.
The cotton marketing and
warehouse question was dis- S
.ussed at length. Several prop- is
)sitions were submitted and dis- n
ussed at length, especially one
lent out from the state head- S
juarters, to be acted- on by the I
ocal Unions, which has not yet 0:
been done. u
J. H. Miller was elected busi- a
ness agent, and all nmmbers'ul
having cotton should repa to r
imatEasley, S.C.,the kind ney h
have and the price at which h
bhey will sell, etc. f]
As there was too much busi- C,
ness to finish up in one day, the ih
Union adjourned until Friday, Y
J.uly 17, to meet at the court- I
house at 10 a. Im., at which taie
a full turnout is much desired. b
Df the 22 locals in the county 14 t]
were represented. t]
JOHN T. BoaGs. g
....0 a
The following is from thei
Journal of Commerce and Com-'
inercial Bulletin of Juno 30.
This is the kind of reports that
are sent in, oftentimes, by some
Dffice kitten like as not, who has
never plowed a furrow in his
life, but can write a fair hand
Let us examine a fewv: "Sum h
ter-Plant small: two to three c
weeks late." (Here is somec
thing fine; stand him up and a
let's see how he looks.) "Catee
chee-Since last report (a month n
ago) we have had beneficial jb
rains, which came at a time1a
when fields were well cultivated; gi
(here's a bear tr 1luee!) plants y
are vigorous and hi ye a splen- v
did color; with average season r
from this time forward this y
BTA TE wvill make RUPE cRiOP." 2
(Now wasn't that gall from that t
littilicotton patch!) "Autun
Our cotton Is late but vigorous;t
stands fair." '"Sumter-Plant C
small; two to three weeks late; i
lice and cold nights against de
velopmnent." "Batesburg-Cot
ton crop ten days late, but isin
growing condition anid free of
grass as a rule." "Trenton
Crops small and grassy; stands
poor In this section." "Carmel
Cotton is twenty days la.te." 1
"Beaufort-"Entirely to much <
rain; some are abandoning partsi
of their crops." (Take thie re-i
ports of the last -few- and we
,II to see where we may expect
go bumping in this state.)
JOHN T. Boos,
The best spray mixture for
isects is a mixture of one pound
E Paris green, one pound of
rme and 200 gallons of water.
his Is much cheaper and more
Ltisfadtory than strychnine,
"Lay-by" time has come, a -id
xe farmer is always glad when
arrives. There's a feeling
irills his being, that he cannot
rpress with tongue, neither
mn he write it with pen and
ik. It Is a pleasure that Rock
eller's money cannot buy and
joy that the Vanderbilts know
Athing about. Yes, "lay-by"
me has come, and with it has
[so come the jar-fly, which has
[ready been heard in our land.
he hornet, too, will soon iake
s appearance in the dining
all where it will make its cease
ss rounds ready to seize upon
1e common house fly, which is
sed as food.
The Far mers' Union Convention.
President B. Harris, of the
bate Farmers' Union, has
sued the fo lowing official
The State convention of the
auth Carolina State Farmers'
r1ion will conivene iii the house
I representatives hall in Col
nibia on Wednesday, July 22d
t 8.15 p. m. Where the county
nion is formed, the basis of
3presentation is one delegate at
trge and one delegate for every
undred memibers or majority
ra-ction. Where there is no
aunty organization, each local
entitled to one delegate. If
ou have not already done so,
ave a called meeting and elect
our delegates. Application has
cen made for reduced rates on
ie railroads. Please ask for
iat rate, and where you canuiot
et it, !lease ask the agent for
certi ficate.
B. HAums, President,
S. C. State Farmers' Union.
Health good and crops looking
rell; but the rE cent heavy fains
ave thrown the farmers be"
ind about laying by their
Little Hattie, the three-year
Id child of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
hapmian, died *at their home
ear the ~ Pickens Cotton Mills
wst Thursday night with the
leastes, and was buried at An
ioch Baptist church, Bo Riley
tigdon conducted the burial ser
ices. We commend the be
Bayed parents to the .blessed
,or'd who giveth and who taketh
way. Blessed be the name of
he Lord.
E. C. Jones is our new mal
arrier, and we are well pleased
vith himb so far.
D. D. and Leroy Winchestei
pent the 4th of July in Easley
ind report a good time; but noa
iear what it would have beet
n~d it been at fair day.
ThIs section 'has been visite<
>y a nine days' rain, beginnin1
mn the 1st inst. and continuni
mntil the 10th. The ground wva
o~o wet to work during the e11
Rain was a prominent feature
of the "Glorious Fourth" in
many. places *An 1 with many,
people. Many white dresses
were drenched that day which
were caught a few steps from
shelter. We venture the asser
tion that the Fourth of 1908 will
not-soon be-forgotten by many
of our people who did the cele
brating act.
Most of the farmers are taking
a few days off, as the ground is
too miry to work in the fields.
Crops have,been well worked,
but some have not been ck ared
of grass, owing to frequent
showers in some places; other
places missed the showers, and
crops are clean.
It is currently reported that
one man had five kegs of beer
shipped in he -here to royally
celebrate the "Glorious Fourth"
properly, and the celebrating and
the rain were so mixed up that
the celebration was extended
through Sunday. From the
best information obtainable it
appears that the.:."glory" was
drayed out ,FAnnd on the
Blacksnake.road, east-of towi,
and in a seeluded&spot the day.
was royally. and loyallycelea&.
brated, notwithstanding the fre
quentedownpour of rain; 'and it
appeame that the "upper ten and
lower five" were much in evi
dence on this particular occa
sion, assisting in the ceremo
nies, with e"eything in con
mon. Now rea-ily it appears Lo
a casual observer that if this
lagerhead beer was especially
for Bill, in order for him to prop
erly do the celebrating act, that
it should properly be equally so
for Sall, and If everything was
appropriate and in decent order,
why this rush-off to the thicket
at such a rainy time? Echo
answers "Why?"
Several parties from here
went on the Charleston excur
sion last. week.
Quite a number of visitors in
our midst at present.
4. P. Smith, who has been
in bad health for some time,
lias gone to Baltimore for sp'e
cial treatment.
Protracted meeting in progress
at the Presbyteriate church this
week. Services- every day at 5
and 8.30 p. mn. B.
'A Cheap Kitten.
"A ,corruptionist," said Sen
ator Depew, "once entered a
voter's house.. In - the voter's
absence he pleaded' his cause to
the man's wife. Finhally spying
a wretched kitten on the floor,
'he said:
"I'll give you $25 for 'that
animal, ma' am'
"She accepted the terms.
"The corruptioniste, thrusting
the kitten into his. pocket, rose
to go. -At the doorbhesa'ld:
"'I do hope you can persuade
your husband to vote (or me,
ma' am.'
I'l1 try to,' salid the woman,
'though Jim'a a hard one to
1, move when his mind's made up;
( but anyhow you've got a real
cheap kitten there. Your oppo
- ngen was in yesterday and gave
Washington Star. da I

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