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Entered April 23, 1903 at Piclkens, S. C. as second class matter* undereofongress of .1arch
39th Year PICKENS, S. C.DECEMBER 30, 16
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Latest photo-Graph of the Germar>
his royal uncle,,the king of Engjland.
CAT BlSCLlSEtS CRIM
ANIMAL LEADS TO FINDING OF
Tabby Uncovers the Furnace Shaker
with Which a Man Was
Slain in a Hotel in
Orange, N. J.
Urange, N. J.-Like the cat in Ed.
gar Allan Poe's story which led the
police. to the bricked-up chimney be
hind w~hich was the body of a murdered
woman, a cat has led to the finding of
the weapon with which Frederick R.
Romer was murdered in his room in
the Park hotel last December.
The weapon was a heavy furnace
shaker, 18 inches long, and terminat
ed in a socket with a sharp .end,
which was covered with clotted -blood
'and. pieces of hair, which mutely told
the use to':which it had -been- put. It
was discovered behind a piano in the
east parlor of the hotel by John Had
den, -the night watchman, while he
was chasing the hotel cat.
The cat ran behind the piano, and
Hadden, in trying to poke it out with
an umbrella, struck a hard objiect. He
pushed the piano aside and saw the
shaker. An examination disclosed the
blood and hair on it, and he at once
notified the police. They took- it away,
bu o isrutin fomPoscuo
Aft gerethe dicovr~t y of temrder
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tPark hot las eemserhdb
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e findin soe wtha isarpmennd,
which thas coemrede with clotted-o
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wandicvere ehmuder ataoi thei
was casidne, th hoe cat.e iso
Therawn an behn the pianer mand
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are ofamed caseguarda hougrs
-earhI the rooms of the eghor-in
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STATE TO FIGHT RABBIT PEST.
Washington Offers Bounty for "Cotton
Tails" That Eat Crops.
North Yakima, Wash.-The state
having been ovirrun with jack rab
bits, the next legislature will be asked
to offer a bounty for the destruction
of the pest.
The appropriation of hundreds of
thousands of dollars made in past
years in the successful war of ex
termination against the coyote is like
ly to be duplicated in the campaign
against the new foe.
While the coyote ruled the plains
there was no chance for the jack rab
bit to exist, but of late years, his
natural foe having disappeared, the
increase of the rabbit has become
The rabbits have increased so fast
that often times a whole season's crop
is.ruined by their depredations. They
destroy the young fruit trees by eat
ing the bark, they eat the young grain
Just sending its first shoots above the
ground, while vegetables are their
It is believed that the proposed
bounty will greatly help, as the boys
lin' the country districts find it easy
to shoot the pests or trap' them, and
a small bounty, say ten cents a scalp,
with what they can get for the skins
and meat, will encourage the youth
of the state to go after the rabbits in
UNIQUE GOTHAM LOT FOUND.
Tract in Heart of City, Unoccupied
Since Indians Owned It.
New York.-The curious discovery
has just been made that there is a
plot of ground in the heart of New
York which has never had a building
on it, and has consequently produced
no return to the owner since the
Island of Manhattan was inhabited by
the Indians. Nor is it a freak lot ex
cept in this respect, but a respectable
area 60x90 feet. Located at Fifty
eighth street and Eight avenue, which
is south of Central park and just about
the center of the population of the
city, the plot has through centuries
remained idle, while adjoining lots,4
were selling for thousands of dollars a
The unearthing of the Information,
concerning .this unique lot is due to
the recording 9f Its transfer by Its
millionaire owner as a free gift to his
son. The former owner held It for
many years and always refused offers
for it, although they were frequent and
The present holder refuses to -di
vulge his plans concerning this Inter
esting piece of ground, and so It re
mains to be seen whether an absolute-;
ly unproductive plot will continue to
exist in the center of the world's
GOWN TOO LOOSE ON HER.
Defendant Tries It on to Prove It and
Jury Agrees with Her.
Atlantic City, N. J.-Jurymen, whose
number included several well known
business men, blushed when called on
to pass on the fit of a gown made-*for
Mrs. Madeline Wolff of Cincinnati, a
visitor at a local hotel, who refused
to pay a local tailor for the frock be
cause of her claim that it did not
properly cling to, her figure. The suit
was brought In the district court on
the claim made for pay by the tailor.
Disgusted talesmen, drawn from
neighboring business houses to serve
on the jury, growled until they discov
ered the nature of the case. Then
there was a general rush to serve.
When the handsome matron ap
peared there were smiles from the
jury box and her case was already won
when she offered to try on the offend
ing gown to prove her assertion that
it was a misfit. The private offices of
Judge Ingersoll were pressed Into
service as dressing rooms, and when
Mrs. Wolff appeared before the jury
and smilingly called their attention to
the fact that the "plaits did not fit
smcothly across the'Iips" several msa
ried men voiced their approva! of her
InWhich Glum of Lower A. M. Outfit
Despises the Wiles of the Ciay
By CLYDE ALLISON MANN
With the stimulating aid of a large
cheekful of fine cut, "Glum" Goforth
had broken silence to cast scorn, con
tumely and Old Mexico comparisons
upon the work, which he declared tc
be cbarse, of the friendship artist
you meet just outside the stockyards
of the meti3politan cattle market.
"Down 'n our country yo' don' have
to go to Chicago to go against their
game," he was saying in the pleasant
drawl of the Texas-born southerner.
"Jack"-no one knew more than
"Jack"-had explained the prompt suc
cess he had in using his "role" when
invited to the river front at Sioux
City to see where the exl)losion took
place. Jack was from the western
ranch across the Missouri river and
had never ridden any but the Dakota
range. Glum and Chunky hpd bronght
two trainloads of two-year-olds from
Bacatecas and in Evarts a glamour of
distance enveloped them.
There was added zest of interest in
Glum because it was common report
he had left his duties as foreman on
the greatest ranch in Old Mexico with
the cattle for northern pastures that
certain events at a recent greaser
dance might be partially forgotten.
Whatever the reason, Glum bore
Chunky company in "resting" in the
straggling town into wigh now daily
rolled trainloads of southwestern
"young stuff," and from which twv
months later would be shipped al. the
,,stockers" of the Cheyenne and Stand
ing Rock ranches, ferried across the
whitewashed stockyards a mile below
the Golden West hotel.
He was born to the name of Go
forth, had achieved the suffix "and git
'em" and had had thrust upon him the
shorter and consequently popular so
briquet Glum. Reckless buoyancy
made Glum as appropriate a was
"Chunky" for the little rides whose
chief dimension was heicht, which
"I'll Hev Him 'Rested."
height was now folded into insignifi
cance in a chair tipped against the
unpainted siding of the Golden West.
"In the rough country both sides oil
the Rio Grande there's the pick of the
trouble mixers of three nations," said
Glum, evidently launched on a story.
Chunky comfoitably folded up a little
more compactly and Jack threw one
leg over tho saddle horn to listen.
"Tell yo', boys, it's sure rough coun.
try down round Wind Cave mounting.
Mexican panthers get had down them
draws some times. Last summer if
wuz lookin' up a bunch o' cattle thet
got strayed up there, thirty miles east
of the hical of the lower outfit.
"There's a story thet that there
mounting is full o' gold. Yo' can't get
a peon to b'lieve 'taint. They say when
yo' go down the shaft an' start to gc
off in the drift made hundreds o
years ago to where the lode is, there's
an Aztec specte comes tramping down
thet drift an' blows yer light out an'
turns ye down the second shaft. SurE
it is, never wuz any one had any lueb:
gettin' into the lode, s'posin' there wua
one, which there ain't. There's a.
blast o' air comes 'long ani' blows yei
'light out. No, I can't explain it. Tried
It myself one time an' hang! but I
was a joyful cow-puncher when I goi
ut! Makes yo' sure think the old
Aztecs snortin' 'roun' where yer lefi
In the dark an' thet gust o' wind goes
shriekin' down the drift. Cant ex;
"But, you bet, there's allus some
one- comin' down there from Bosting
or New York to find the Aztec lode
though it's plain there never wuz any
workin's there for there ain't any pile
o' dirt on top around the shaft. Gen'ly
some one of the bunch gets scart wher
the wind starts up and makes a mis
step and goes down to fin' the Aztec
so far down they don't hear him strike
"Well, I wuz cuttin' out some cows
down in thet draw past the shaft-an'.
heerd a holler. I looked up an' ul:
n top wuz the sorries' lookin' image
y th' Almighty yo' ever saw.
"'I'm robbed!' he yelledI, like a sici
'7hat ort to be easy,' says I.
"'Are yo' an Aztec?' he asked.
"'Part o' the time,' I answered ai
began shootin', jes' sort o' playful,
a brown bear runnin' up the ledg
The feller hollered 'Murder' al
dropped off his horse, an' the hor
turned sudden and bolted. I knew th
horse wouldn't stop till it got to tl
hical some'eres, and felt sort o' sor
for him cause it wuz a hundred mil
a'walkin' to the Grande.
"Well, I got thet feller to tell me a
'bout it. He wuz after the Aztec lo
of course. He wuzn't -goin' to try b
luck with the wind an' the 'Azt
specter,' but had come with a whc
pack o' toots an' wuz goin' to dr]
in from the other 'way an' get to t
vein without the inconvenience
meetin' the specter and fallin' do1
"'Who wuz goin' to show you t
way?' I asked him.
"He dug out a card, 'James McA
thur Birney, Mining Engineer.'
,"Where's Nigger Jim?' he says.
"'Do you mean Mr. Birney? I
"'Well, one and the same. 1
gave him $650 for expenses, didt
yo', and $50 when yo' reached t]
2nounting,' I says. 'Then he told 3
to ride this away aroun' the mountil
an' he'd - go th' other way an' me
yo' 'tother side.'
"'How'd you know?' You're a cc
fed'rate o' his'n,' he yelled.
"'An' yo' rode an' rode and didi
meet nobody, an' turned back an' g
lost. Spent the night indin' out y
loss. Thet's accordin' to schedu)
Why, Nigger Jim allus parts compaz
that away. He wuz half way back
his greaser woman with yo' sev(
hundred and the pack train by t
time you'd tumbled thet he was gol
to be about ten years 'late to his a
pintment. He'll live six months c
thet seven hundred and then he
hev some other puddin' waitin' f
Nigger Jim to meet him at Naco a
guide him to Aztec mounting to she
him the end o' the lode by a grea*
chart he stole from an old Indian wl
had the same graft before his day.'
"'I'll hev him 'rested! This is hig
way robbery,' said the gent from Bc
"'Do what?' says I.
"'I'll hev him 'rested, this Birney.
"'How do you do thet?' I asked.
"He sort o' looked at me.
"'Where's yer magistrate, your
he sort o' looked at me an' I begun
laugh. I putty near fel) off my ca
use, I laughed so. I kep' on laughi
an' scart thet bear.'
"'Magistrate's hundred miles nort
We never use 'em. Hangin's easie
Might go an' shang Nigger Jim,' a
began laughin' 'again, but it was ge
tin' late an' thet draw's . bad atti
sundown, so I roped a mare and giv
Mr. Man mine an' we hit the trail.
took him clean to Naco.
"'Goin' to hev Nigger Jim 'rested
I asked at the depot. Then I bega
to laugh terr'ble an' he pulled out
"'Don''say anythin',' he says.
"'I don' want yer money,' I say
'Jes' let me laugh."' 1
FALL AND WINTER PLOWING.
The Ground Is in Better Conditloi
and the Teams Are Stronger.
Wheni crops are all gathered in th
fall and everything is snug for wintem
then is the time, we think, to begij
the work of preparing for the nex
year's corn crop on heavy clay soils
I know the point is made by som<
that land plowed during the winte
loses much of its fertility befor<
spring, but in practice we haven'
found this to be the case on our lands
Anyway, we have found that a s04
broken deeply during the winter wil
produce for us a better crop of corn
than the same class of land will I
left unbroken until about plantini
Then there are so many advantagel
of the early breaking over the latA
plowing. Time is not such an object
and we can take our time for th4
work, breaking the land deeper aa<
in narrower furrows; the team ii
hard and strong from their year'i
work; the weather is cool and th4
horses are not so easily injured ai
they are in the hot spring days. Wi
can have time to remove the obstruc
tions in the fields-rocks, stumps, etc
But the greatest advantage, to Oum
mind, is that this rough, loose lan<
will take care of several times th4
water during the winter that an un
broken soil will, allowing it to pene
trate the subsoil and be held then fo,
the use of the coming crop instea
of rushing away to augment the dam
age done by the winter floods over oum
section. And so we start the plow ai
the first opportunity, as soon as th<
early winter rains have put the lanc
In condition so the soil may be broker
deeply with the least expenditure 01
horse flesh, and keep right at it ev
ery day during the winter, when tai
soil is not so wet as that -the break
ing will cause It to bake..
And we have found, too, that ou
land may be worked during the win
ter much better than would be allow
able later in the season. Then If we
have excessive rains during the spring
and the land runs together badly, the
cross-breaking of this early plowed
land may be done with much less Ia.
bor than is necessary to! freshly breab
the same amount of la' d. This' point
was brought quite forci1ly to our no.
tice last spring, when the weather
was very dry here, and land that had
not been broken .an4 r the 'wintez
was almost impossib
proper manner, while
It plowed fields were bre
at low and fine and the teaL
e- right along.
Another advantage of '
at Ing is that thousands of L
ie worms and insects are killse
ry freezing of the fresh-plowed la
Be this same freezing tends to b.
the top part of the furrows.
l Then in the spring this loose
e, when the cross-plowing is dont
is deposited in the bottom of the fur
2c and the under side of the sli
le brought to the top, where they m;.
ft be broken finely by the harrows, s
ie that when the land is planted the
O plant roots will have a well-pulverized
*n soil to feed in to the very bottom of
the furrow. This condition not only
le tends to free the plant food in the
soil, but allows for better capillary
work, whereby the sub-soil moisture
is- more readily brought to the surface
for use .of the plants when drouth
0 threatens their full development.
, This is a great advantage we' of the
south have in being able to carry on
our work during the entire year in
stead of having it all crowded into
the six or seven months, as it is in
st the north and wee", and we think our
farmers should -realize and act upon
. this advantage more than they are
doing. So I hope farmers will keep
3 this in mind during the coming win
Dt ter and, when they are tempted to put
?r off work that can be done, remember
e. how they were pressed for time the
Ly past spring and how the land was not
to prepared as well as it should have
in been In a great many instances to in
h' rure maximum crops because of lack
of time when the planting season was
P- at hand.-A. L. French, In Progres
n sive Farmer.
r! Feed Clover to Chickens.
The comingecold days will soon de
w prive the biddies of their supply of
ly green food. Are you prepared to feed
o clover or vegetables as a substitute?
A few bagq of clover, a bin of cattle
beets, several dozen heads of cabbage,
will be welcome substitutes to the
grasses that have been seared by frost
and are no longer palatable. A full
feed of succulent greens lessens the
amount of grain rations, stimulates
egy production, Imparts vigor. It' de
pends altogether on the poultryman
whether his fowls are a paying invest
ment or not.
The Airship Menace.
Before Mother Shipton rode her
t. broomstick over into the land of cer
r tainties it Is said that she prophesied
-e the coming of Do' 'he submarine and
I the airship. Why did she not foresee
some effective check on the airship as
a modern army asset? La Patrie, the
, French war department's airship, be
I fore escaping the other day, picked up
Its half-dozen men and changed its
station from the capital to Verdun,
180 miles nearer to the German fron
tier, between 8:45 In the morning and
3:45 In the afternoon. The craft cov
ered the 300 kilometers at a speed of
more than 25 miles an hour without
stopping for a fresn supply of gas, and
maintained an elevation generally
above 1,000 yards. Now, the best pro
vision so far made against the dirigi
ble as -a destroyer of fortifications and
a menace to bodies of troops is the
German armored automobile, and that
can disable an airship only if it flies
*lower than 1,000 yards. Militant
1minded Europeans are wrinkling their
tbrows. Mr. Taft, urged by the officers
.of our army signal corps, wants con
gress to set aside $200,000 to begin
experiments with dirigibles. The
British war authorities believe they
tare on the way to securing a success
ful aeroplane, and the myisterious ap
paratus of the Wright brothers is be
ing hawked about from one war office
to another. The problem, observes
Collier's Weekly, seems to have
passed from "How are we to get our
airships up?" to "How can we make
them come down ?"
Another step has been taken inl the
way of preserving places of scenic and
historic Interest The late owner of
the site. of Fort Lee, opposite New
York city, has donated the ground to
the national government, which has
accepted the gift. Fort Lee is at the
. lower end of the Palisades of the Hud
son, was an' important post in the
revolutionary war and commands a
Imagnificent view of the surrounding
region, including New York and the
mighty stream 'which flows by It to the
sea. Much of the Palisades has al
ready been acquired for public use,
and the Intention of the United States',
authorities to maintain Fort Lee as a
national reservation will fit in with
the general scheme.
Putting It Delicately.
At a cricket match played In the
park of a baronet itwas found neces
sary to secure the services of one of
the footmen as umpire. In due course
the barodtet went In, and the second
ball delivered him he stopped with his
leg, and the cry of "How's thaty' was
It was the footman on whom the
decision rested, and he said in a half
"'m afraid I must say 'Not at 'ome.
"Not ait bomiey' retorted the baronet.
"'What do you mean?"
"Well. then. Sir Jiohn." replied the
footman. 'if you will 'are it. I mean
that you're bont!"-London Answers
0 Get a keg ou
chance fatei on.
# R. L. Davis, Prop'r. ;
-/n saie h
- C' (ome i
We have a line of Shoes that we oud
see. Of course in seeing them is noisoney
know for you to see them and considesfi
low. price at which we are sellin them oua
Below we quotd a few pnces that we fe
Ladies CoarseShoes:-i lot no. 72iAl,&
Veal Calf polish, at $1.15
1 lot 401 "Doniestic" Kangarbo6olsa
1 lot Mule Skinmn plaiu toe anal cap. ~Sp e l
Fine Shoes.-Our "Virginia Girl" Patent
can't be beat anywhere. It is as sdlid as arc
Men's Work Shoes:-No. 220, heavy Tan~L 4
ioe, at $2.00. :+
Same as above in black at $2:oo.
"Mesenger," a good "Brogan" at $1.25ap1~
Men's Fine Shoes:-A good Gun Metal
"True Merit" Shoes in Datent or Gun1
32.75. This is a good welted'shoei and s- ~ '
n. $3.50 shoes./ ---
Little "Broags" for the boys at $ia. 5
ne of children's coarse shoes at 85c. and p w '.
1,200 -yards of -heavy.Outing; rbc zei;at
\V' have this in almost any.-color or seipye. '~AA~
Heavy Underwear for men, .omen and r~~
You should see our line of Fase nato, Srs and Sa
at 25c. and Soc.
When you are in the' market for- an~e~zi~
;rore you will do well to see ourgeods zdgtP?4
Let us fiL. you up in shoes for youxr whle fai
make special prices on lots.
Yours to satisfy. _
W. E. FREMAN &3
'At the Old Stand.~.4/
We have stumbled ont abarain in
liirbberat less ti qfactor cost, as follows: -
-p berRoofing at t'fr- ely low price o~
pl ber Rofin at he etrem