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THE PICKENS SENTINEL:J01 INA.
Entered April 23, 1903 at Plckens, S. C. as secend *lass mattor, aderas of V*agross of Mareh 3,1S79
39th Year PICKENS. S. C., OCTOBER 14, 1909. Number 21
Some Hits And Some Miss.
-Revenge is the only debt
which it is wrong to pay.
-It is nice to be handsome
but it is a good deal handsomer
to be nice.
-A step taken for mother is
a pearl dropped into your future
-Take your joy with you 01
vou'll not find it even in heav
-The best biography-the lifk
that writes charity in the largest
-Children need love, tender
ness and sympathy as much as
flowers need air and sunshine.
-A happy family is but an
-It is worth a thousand dol
lars a year to have the habit o
looking on the bright side of
-To bring what pleasure an<.
contentment we can into( every
life is the best way to fil our
own with beauty.
-To make a home happy is
an art-an art. a good many peo
ple have eiLhel 01'st or ]eve
-Train your eves to rest on
the brightest spots in life. Pass
the darkness on the other side.
One of t};u1 gst places on
; 'isthle spot mafle sacred by
the hallowed iniLuenlCes of those
we love in our oxn homes.
-If von are a kicker and see
the shadows of fLallure in every
thing that is proposed to help the
town, for heaven's sake go into
secluded canyon and kick your
own shadow on the clay bank,
and give those who are working
to build up the town a chance.
whining, caping, chronic kicker
can do more to keep away busi
ness and capital from a town
than all the (rouths, short crops,
chinch bugs, cyclones and bliz
- The father who is "chumy"
with his boy, gets down to that
eager. inquiring, restless little
soul and explains and encour
ages, does not need to cut a birch
gad in order to maintain discip
line; and the mother who symila
thizes, cuddles and plays with
her children can keep he-r slippers
on her feet and her hair-brush
on the dressing table. Children
need love and sympathy as
much as flowers need air and
- The best way to keep the
boys at home is to make it an
object for them not to go out to
seek amusements, for these they
will have. Every farm home
ought to be made a very heaven
on earth to its inmates. Not
alone the farm either, but all
the houses in the land. Learn
each child's nature, and then
work some home charm to keep
him in your circle.
-Wednesday evening a meet
ing of the Colleton County aud
ubon Society was held at the
court house at Walterboro and
the matter of electing officers
and a game warden was gone
into. There is a membership of
22 in Colleton county, as a result
of the recent visit of the state
secretary, Jas. Henry Rice. Jr.
The following are the officers
Paul Sanders Ritter, president:
P. M. Buckner, WValterboro, sec
retary andl treasurer: T. K.
Buchanan, WValterboro, game
-Thme following is a very
truthful remark. "The mn
who gro ws up in his native town
is regarded as a b)oy by his elders
until he is well started down the
declivity of life that ends in a
hole. The stranger who comes
into a place is more often pushed
to the front than the young man
who has grown up in your town.
This is the reason wvhy so many
young men become disatisfied
with their home surroundings
and long to cast their lot in other
-How lucky is it that the
man in the moon is blind.
-The man who could run a
newspaper to suit everybody.
went to heaven long ago.
-There is no way of improv
ing a place so much as by en
couraging good merchants, good
schools and good people to settle
among you, and this can not be
lone unless you spend your
money at home.
-The kickers and croakers
have no place in a city with the
push and progressiveness of our
town. The man who opposes
needed public improvemehts and
itands in the way of progress is
rioc a good citizen.
--Don' croak. Leave that to
frogs in stagnant pools. A few
-roakers though are necessary in
,very community to measure the
rate of progress at which live
an are advancing.
-Learned men tell us that in
Latin the word "editor" means
something "to eat." In the Uni
ted States its meaning is alto
.ether differnt. It means to
scratch around like blazes to get
something to eat.
-An advertisement is to a
merchant very much what sow
ing seed is to a farmer. It may
teke a little time for the results
to become apparent, but they
are sure to come. The wise far
ner is not, niggardly.with his
ieed, nor the wise merchant
with his advertisement.
-The way the yard sticks rat
tled, hardware jingled and our
merchants and clerks moved
around Saturday indicated a
lively day for our business men:
and the people that thronged our
thoroughfares were delighted in
the bargains they had pocketed
and the general verdict is this is
the place to trade.
-The time to have the bright
est lamps lit, -he hottest supper
ready, to wear the gayest dress
es and hunt. up the funniest
stories in one's memory, is the
cold, rainv night, when there
will not be any company, but
when the home-coming husband
sons, or brothers will doubly en
joy the cheer.
-The King's Mountain C2om
mercial Club together with the
prominent and progressive citi
zens of that section, held a
mass meeting and consumated
the plans for laying out and
building the road from Yorkville
to the King's Mountain battle
grond and for easy handling of
the folks who attended the
unveiling of the monument Oc
.-Of all places, praise should
be most lavishly used in the
family circle. How many of us
keep all our words of kindness
for strangers, for those in whom
wve have not one spark of vital
interest; and to the hearts depen
dent upon us for sympathy and
appreciation, have scarcely one
cheery word. If we are so nig
gardly in the expenditure of the
sweet charities of life that we
cinnot squander commendations
on the home folks and strangers
too, by all means let the home
folks come in first for their
-Here is the way the papers
wvill write up a wedding ten
years hence. "The bride looked
very wvell in a traveling dress,
but all eyes were centered upon
the groom. He wore a dark suit
th.tt fitted his form perfectly and
in his dainty gloved hands he
carried a small rose. His curly
hair w-as beautifully done, and a
dlelicate odor of hair oil of the
best quality floated down the
aisle as he passed. The young
people will miss him now that
he is married. He is loved by all
for his many accomplishments,
his tender grace and his winning
ways. The bride commands a
good salary as bookkeeper and
the groom will miss none of the
luxuries to which he has been
accustomed. A crowd of pretty
-nen saw him off at the depot.
-When you see a banana peel
resting on the sidewalk and a
fat man unconsciously approach
ing it, the indications point to
an early fall.
--When you hear a man sneer
ing at the local papers you can
safply bet he don't spend his
time making them better. They
who don't see a benefit aris
ing to a town from its news
papers havn't as much sense as
a cove oyster, and are of about
as much value to a town as a ten
-The life of our editor was
saved the other day by a silver
dollar in his pocket. A crank
shot at him and the ball struck
the dollar. Now should we hap
pen to get shot before you pay
up your suscription and there is
no dollar to stop the ball we
shall always presume you might
have sived our life.
-Some of our pretty little girls
seem quite fond of our cunning
little boys, on whose lips the first
appearance of what will in the
course of time be a mustache,
and th( y are reall y imperilih g
the lives of these youths in keep
ing them out so late evenings.
Girls, remember that little boys
should alvays go to bed early.
-When you want any article
of merchandise buy it of a repu
table home dealer, that the prof
it may remain to enrich the com
munity. Send your money
abroad only for what you cannot
purchase at home. Home tal
mnt, home labor, home industry,
home capital, and home pleas
uaes are things to be fostered,
encouraged and patronized.
-Too poor to take a home
paper Well that is a distressful
condition; buy a hen, feed her
crumbs and waste from the
kitchen and she will lay eggs to.
pay for a year's subscription;
tben work her up into pot pie and
she will pay first cost; so the
paper will be clear profit. Repeat
this process year after year,
meanwhile learn wisdom and
cease to be poor.
-Twix twilight and dark, up
near Manitou park, a maiden sat
ombing her bright golden hair,
when heated with roaming, all!
panting and foamin g,there came;
p and squeezed her a big griz
ly bear. It did not aifright her,
the bear did not bite her, she lay
ack and murmured. "O still,
ighter dear." Tis~ broke up old
bruin he let of f his wooing sneak
ed back to the mountains and
iid a whole year.
Let Us Take Time.
Let us take time for the good
be kiss. We shall go to the
ay's work with a sweeter spirit
Let us take time for the even
ng prayer. Our sleep will be
more restful if we have claimed
the guardianship of God.
LEt us take time to speak
sweet, foolish words to those we
love. By-and-by, when they
can no longer hear us, our fool
ishness will seem more wise than
our best wisdom.
Let us take time to read our
Bible . Its treasures will last
when we shall have ceased to
care for the war of political par
ties, and rise and fall of stock,
or the petty happenings of the
Let us take time t.o be pleasant.
The small courtesies, which we
often omit because they are
mall, will some (lay look larger
to us than the wealth which we
ovet or the fame for which we
Let us take time to get ac
quainted with our families.
The wealth you are accumulat
ing, burdened father, may be a
doubtful blessing to the sonwh
is a stranger to you. YourI
beautifully kept house, busy
mother, ('an never be a home to
the daughter whom you have no
time to caress.
DJr.Kig's New Life Pills
Curing the Fever.
Are you all worked out and lasy,
Sort o' stretchy like an' old?
Are yer innards sort o' sluggish
And yer trilbies clammy cold?
Hey you nervous fits an' waki'S
In th' middle o' th' night?
It's th' April fever comin'
With its springtime appetite!
It's th' blamedest kind o' sickness
Thet a feller ever had!
'T ain't no dif'rence who's yer doctof
It will git yew gist as bad!
It is surer thing than babies
Er th' mortgage on th' farm,
An' you've got t' quit an' tend it
Er th' thing'll do yew harm!
You can't fight it down ner kill it,
Sassafras don't do no 'good.
All th' squills an' sugared sulphur
In th' kingdom never would.
It's a case of go an' dig it
Out behind th' barn er shed
And a scootin' t' th' river.
When th' sun is sinkin' red!
It's a choice o' fish er fever
If you're sick go out an' play
Where th' zephyrs sort o' cool ye,
By th' brook's glad roundelay.
Where th' buds is bustin' eager
And th' pasque flower nods its blUS
You will find a bracin' tonic
That'll put new life in you!
Breathe it in, b'gosh, an' sniff it,
Fill yer lungs an' run and shout.
It's elixir of the country,
And it knocks th' fever out!
Drugs ner nothin' else won't touch ik
You have got t' steal away
Where th' zephyrs sort o' cool ye,
By th' brook's glad roundelay!
Old Man Haskins.
Old man Haskins knew what waS
the matter with his pretty daughter.
but Mrs. Haskins was not so penetra,
tive. At any rate, Florentia was "all
run down" and nervous. She screamed
when the cat jumped off the chair be
hind her, was afraid of burglars and
moths and wept dolefully when the
Italian peanut peddler went by with
his shrill steam whistle.
It was when Old Man Haskins paid
his gas bill that the light of intelli
gence penetrated his head convolu
tions and "put him next," as the
slang parlance is.
Then he recalled several little inci
dents along about midnight and 2 a. m.
that heretofore had merely disturbed
his rest. That was why Haskins
called on the young man's father im
mediately and, incidentally, that is
why after a solemn conclave, there
was much chuckling on the part of
two old cronies and a glass or two of
something old from the cob-webby re
gion underneath the residence.
The young man was much surprised
next morning to receive a sudden sum
mons from the head of the firm to
go to a distant state for a month.
There were tears and more nervous
ness up at Haskins' house that night,
but he went, at last, just as the chick
ens were crowing for a poet's sun
When he arrived a day later at
S-- and received among seven let
ters from Florentia, one in a bold,
business-like hand, the cruel wretch
opened that first. This is what it
"My Dear Boy:
"I have just been wondering if young
people don't have it worse now than
they did when I was in my adolescent
"Anyhow, the gas bills seem to be
"You will be absent a month, your
father tells me, during which time I
hope to keep Florentia in bed most of
the time. I calculate she will be about
even If she snoozes twent-two hours
a day for thirty days!
"During this time, also, I have ar
ranged to have your bed moved from
your father's house to our house,
and will speak to the county clerk
about the license that he may know
when he sees you coming what it is
you want most on earth, and not sub
jugate you to embarrassment.
"As I have no particular objection
to you as a son-in-law, and expect to
feather your nest slightly until you
have given evidence of desiring to
move to one of your own, I hope, in
the future, that you will, out of re
spect for me, be a little more careful
of the gas!
"If I have to marry my daughter to
rescue her from being loved to death,
I am your future and affectionate
"Well, I'll be," but the young
man didn't finish the sentence. On
the contrary he walked down to the
telegraph office and wired Florentia:
"Home on the midnight express.
When Old Man Haskins saw the
telegram and noted the hour of arrival
he finished the aforesaid ejaculation
and then hurried down to the county
clerk's office on important business.
Irate Citizens, to Judge-"He called
me a boiled lobster!"
Judge, eyeing prisoner 'carefully
"I'll fine him $10. I don't see anything
boiled about you!"
I note by one of my exchanges that
another of those conflagrations "which
might have proved one of the worst
in the city's history" again has been
It takes more than one electric fan
o makera n ely summer.
COME TO GREEN'
Railroad Fare Refunded Within
Fare One Way
Buy $25 worth For cash, all e
and part at another, within thr<
chants named below. Not nec
Get Rebate Book with first pi
corded and wheui $25 worth is
book to Secretary of Retail Me
of Railroad Fare.
Buy From A
China, Glassware, Etc.
Drugs and Sundries.
Bruce & Doster Drug Co.
Dry Goods, Notions, Etc.
J. Thos. Arnold Co.
Barr's Dry Goods.
R. L. R. Bentz.
C. D. Stradley & Co.
L. A. James.
E. S. Poole.
Buggies, Wagons, Etc.
Markley Hardware & Manufacturing Co.
R. N. Tannahi!l Co.
If you don't inidersfan
GOORYv1118 Retail rfle
Olu Over S1ith & BrisIow. C
lie better, h'ave better sub-soil a
than your lands. The reason
a practical farmer in the coun
200 pounds of fertilizer to the.:
Many of them use only acid.
for sale. Some rare bargains il
year. Delays are dangerous.
come and see for yourself. W
Calhoun, (County Seat of
ing town of 2,0oo people. Lo
ta. I refer you to the followiu
showvu them the goods.
J. R. Keith, W, M. Chasta
cAL.gouL- -' T. M. E
The b)est organize
- in talent ini the Unji
by a splndid chorus
and1 female voices.
Specil Rates from All P
Ask the Doctor.
Ask the Banker.
VILLE T0 TRADE!
Radius of 40 Miles;
Paid for distance Over 40 Miles.
tt one time, or part at one time,
3e months from any of the mer
essary to buy all at one store.
irchase, have each purchase re
entered in Book take or send
rchants' Association for amount
ny of These:
J. 0. Jones & Co.
Smith & Bristow.
Stewart, Anderson & Merritt.
Oregon Lumber Co.
Millinery, Coat Suits.
TThe Ayers Co.
Americus Shoe Co.
Pride, Patton & Tillman.
i, write the Secretary.
',Ieui tsf. guo0c1at1o09
Or. RI Rd aSkIbgIon Sies.
Ceorg Ia, Farms,
nd are much cheaper, per acre,
of the latter is that we haven't
ty. They don't plow deep and
icre would scare rr ost of them.
[ have all kinds and size farms
sold before rented for another
Don't take time to write
ire me when you start.
Gordon County) is a fast-grow
cated 8o miies north of Atlan
g men of your county. I have
in, Pickens, S. C., R. F. D., 4,
3OAZ, CAL.O.K ".
mY OrchestrA !
di and most uniform
~ed States, supported
of two hundred male
oints in South Carolina.
Ask the Preacher.
Ask the Lawyer.'