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-.F-coN F'ey get it
Muthew object to
pa5r in advance,
all sorts of lame excu
ses, usually that they might
lose what they paid in by rea
son of the fact that the editor
might die. the paper might sus
pend or be burnt up by fire.
To such senile excuses we
want to answer: The editor
might die but that wouldn't stop
the paper. Did you ever heai
of a paper stopping because the
editor died? The paper usually
has advertising, legal advertis
ing in it, which makes it imper
*,tive that it should run on, and
then there is-always someone to
step in his shoes, some one in
the community, or out of it,
who is anxious to dicker with
the executors, and get the thing
on his own shoulders.
If you ever hear of a paper
stopping you may know of a
surety that it is a campaign af
fair or that the patronage was
insufficient, or, like our case,the
boys owed so much that it was
cheaper to quit than to continue
More reasonable to suppose
that the subscriber might die
and leave nothing to Day with,
than that he would lose out if
hepaid in advance. We have
men on our books today who
- started with the. paper, and paid
their mohey for it before even a
copy was issued, and they con
tinue regularly to pay each
year, by or before their time al
ready paid for expires,
Relative to fire: That is some
thing everybody tries to guard
against, but happenis when and
where least expected. But in
- of fire we have a duplicp~t
1.riling list but it would do us
zkhty little good in that event.
Br the time we collected:u
what was due on it some
six or twelve months would
If every one on the list was
paid in advance, the money
would be in the bank and we
would telegraph for a new out
fit and start up immediately. If
we thought the game wasn't
!worth the candle and decided t(
~it, we would have the money
in k ag-old pay back the
prorata part that.belonged tc
our subscribers, apd still have
what was'coming our way, tco.
No, their excuse is not valid,
and the parties making such ex
cuses do not believe them when
they say so.
The majority of them hug the
delusion that maybe something
might happen before the year is
out and they could get out of
paying the debt. Not all hold
* this surmise, but many of them
live with this hope hugged to
their breast. "The burnt child
dreads fire!" We have been
burned enough. So far, we
have had to take the job depart
ment and make it meet the
newspaper expenses, last year,
because subscribers are slow ini
paying up, but this year that
job money goes into a separate
fund, if we have to suspend pub
lishing the paper to do it.
After-January 1st, 1911, we
play no favorites-its cash in
adyance and no dead heads.
Can you take the medicine?
We have taken ours already
MAKE YOUR TOWN GROW
Every town should have a de
*sire to grow. There should in
. every community, in the South
especially,~ and particularly in
South Carolina, be some men
-who are determined to make the
town bigger, better and busier.
Right here in this town and the
r town, sections and
unities. In this connec
tiwso remark that a
in amount of the conmod
Y called "ht air" is always
needed and always accomplishes
much good in the way of adver
tising a town or community.
However it is also true that in
order to make a town grow there
must be something more than
"hot air." There must be some
thing for people to do'and some
thing being done to give employ
ment to people if the town is to
be bigger, better and busier. In
Davidson county, North Caroli
na, several months ago, a man
by the name of Patrick, .Mr.
John T. Patrick, started in to
build a new town. He ha4 the
location. It was on the line of
the new railroad-The Winston
Salem Southbound Railroad.
The first thing that Mr. Patrick
did and this is that which at
tracted attention most of all,
was that before going after the
people for the new town, he
went after industrial plants.
These plants were persuaded to
locate in his town and establish
factories in order that there
might be work for the coming
people. In this way Mr. Patrick
started the new town of South
The same plan would work
right here with any of the towns
in otir county and it would be
the best work for the progressive
business and professional men' to
undertake. Unitedly make an
effort to induce manufacturers
to locate in our towns and pro
vide for the. employment of peo
ple and then the people 'will
come. Over there in that new
succeeded in securing two silk
mills from Patterson, N. J.. and
these two mills will employ sev
eral hundred people. Can't we
do something like that at each
town in Pickens county?
PEOPLE ARE TAKING NOTICE
"The most striking thing, to
9me, about the recent November
election and the trend shown to
ward Democracy throughout
the nation," declared a keen ob
serving citizen a short time ago,
"is the very evident fact that
the people of the entire country
have become decidedly more ac
oainted with the workings of
the tariff. The way to g'et next
t6 any man is through his pock
et-book and- the people of the
country are just beginning to
learn that after all the tariff
really does make them nay more
for clothes, articles of food and
other nece'ssaries of life. The
increaing cost of living cannot
be escapedi by anyone who lives
and the fact that the people of
England pay less for American
beef and other food products
and less for American sewing
machines, steel rails, watches
and other manufactured articles
than the people at home, where
these things are produced, can
not be explained to the satisfac
tion of the voters.
"The tariff, more than' any
thing else, and pi-obably more
than everything else, caused the
people to turn from the Republi
can party. It is too evident that
through the leaders of that par
ty the big trusts which manu
facture and sell a large propor
tion of the necessities of life and
the great number of manufac
tured articles have pretty much
their way in forming the tariff
and influencing the 'government
It don't always pay a county
to fool with an audit company.
In Fairfield county the grand
jury employed the Sheldon Aud
it comnany, at an expense of
$650, to make an examination
of offices in that county. Upon
the report of their expert, the
grand jury found an apparent
shortage of $563.59 to be accoun
ted for by Mr. A. LT Scrngs as
H. Wise, at present. and for 30
years, auditor of Aiken county.
to re-audit the books, with the
result. that after due and thor
ough investigation, he found
that treasurer Scruggs was not
"short" but was "long" to the
amount of $26.11 more than his,
books called for to cover his en
tire indebtedness to the state,
county and school funds.'
Competitiv e Compositions.
To the Teachers of Pickens
The D. B. Johnson Rural
Improvement Association of
Winthrop College offers a large
picture, a copy of one of the
masters, framed in, oak, to any
pupil from the rural districts of
the state, writing the best essay
on "The Five Pictures that I
would Choose for a School
room" and "why this essay will
be examined for originality and
research." Any country boy
between the ages of fourteen
and twenty years may compete
for the picture under the follow
1 All papers must be sent to
Miss Johnnie Mae Lynch (W.
N. I. C.) Rock Hill, S. C., before
April 15th, 1911.
2 Pupils may avail them
selves of every aid in obtaining
subject matter; the acomposition
should be their own,
3 The picture will be won for
the school of the successful com
petitor. not for the individual.
We 'would be glad to corres
pond with ant teacher or pupil
concerning this offer or concern
iug any other problem, such as
those relating to selection and
I buying pictures, books,- mater
als, etc., for the school. All
such requests should be accom
panied by a stamped envelope.
Johnnie Mae Lynch,
Frank Lesesne, Pres.
North Pickens Appointments.
The following are the appoint
ments of Rev. E. L. Thomason,
Pastor of the North Pickens cir
cuit for the Year of our Lord,
1911. Let everybody encourage
the preacher by keeping his ' ap
pointments in mind and giving
him good congregations:
Porter's Chapel 1st Sun. 11a. m.
Friendship 1st Sun. :3 p. m.
Bethel 2d Sun. 11 a./m.
Nev: Hope 2d Sun. :3 p. m.
McKinnie's Chapel 2d Sun 11
Salem 4th Sun. 11 a. m.
".he Best Salesme.
IT he bes5t sah*lesme :are those who are
a1lways tryig to be-ome.~ better ,.:1 s
ten. T1heyk aire the menz who( are' try
neito) ie::rn anud to juoprove. They~
are the meni wVith the ope] in1s.
Open mindedess s the w.illinguess t
acept suggestUins. Thef mapu who.
isowvs it :111 S is !ta d in;. (n t he bam ~ :a
pe plnee~d by th Ut-oci iiler* whou is
waiting for im with aclubi just
around the cornor. -Col:i'r's weekly.
Do You Get Up ,
With a Lame Back?
Kidney Trouble makes You Miserable.
Almost everyone knows of Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and
bladder remedy, be
l~J cause of its remark
- able health restoring
4 T Root fulfills almost
Jj every wish in over;
ir~ coming rheumatism,
ii~ pain in the back, kid
\ neys, liver, bladder
- and every part of the
- - rmary passage. It
- ----corrects inability to
hold water and scalding pain in passing it,
or bad effects followinguse of liquor, wine
or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to go often
through the day, and to get up many
times during the niglt.
SwampRoot is not recommended for
everything but if you have kidney, liver
or bladder trouble, it will be found just
the remedy you need. It has been thor
oughly tested in private practice, and has
proved so successful that a special ar
zangement has .been made by which all
readers of this paper, who have not al
ready tried it, may have a sample bottle
sent free by mail, also a book telling
more about Swamp-Root, and how to
neyor bladder trouble.
When writing mentioni
reading this generous ""
offer in this paper e.nd
send your address to
Dr. Kilmer & Co., Hom. m,.mwarp.nc.
Binghamton, N.Y. The regular fifty-cent
and one-dollar size bottles are sold by
al druggists. Don't make any mistake
but remember the name, Swamp-Root,
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the ad
An opportunity which thq public
S i as never had before-Th of se
]e1 ing from the Mammoth
*-Stock of 1 g
which I Carry.
1 per cent is
on all CLOTHING-Consising of
- Men's, Boys' and Children' suits
and overcoats. Also on all kinds
While this sale lasts ever hing
wj11 he sold for SPOT CASH
ALL ALTERATIONS FIE
GREENVILLE, S. C.
A Life Amusement.
Three-Near-old Loren was pulling
baby's pink toes for amusement. Papa.
who was holding baby said. "Be care-.
ful, son, you might puil his toes off."
To which Loren replied. "Oh. no. dad
dy. they won't come off: they's got
nails in 'em."-Delineator.
Sto t of Comth m-nP
County of Pickens.
Court of Common Pleas. T A
Summons for Relf - -
-Conila i. Ser
W. H. Ambler
Aibhh- A. B:4rrot T. .,-mw< L A nbler, R.
L. Ambler. Soiie Di-kTs W. A. Gil
reath and M. A. Brazeale, - My patrons have sh me
To .h.- Deals antsaixwe ramed: their appreciation by t vol
Yo. ar-- tr-y summoune and re- ume 'of business they ha v
quired to arswer I complaint m this ye io
cw.n b ahie cajy~ i-rewith serv- en me during the year 9O,
ei u1o0n iUu. and ios.' ve a einpy of your -
ia, r the, si* conn.r on 'he for which I hope that eh of
-i, C c I r, at ivir offie at Pick-..
C. *areuth crolira within you individually will ac my
twenty d'a %S'if ter tb.. -rvice hereof, idvdal cm
exclusive ) rt day of sudi -, rvice; and; thanks. My business lach
if you fail to answer t complaint year since I came to ens
-ithin tht- -imie afores-ed. the Plaintiff
iiis ai - p -' urt for has been constantly ging
the r-wf d1-m11ande'l sen ~mcqjiplant.
Dated L-. 15, A D. ..19 and we hope to merit 4on
~ a r : oneys. tinuance of your confiden,
(a -C-B"'e c--ie..J. N. HALLUM, Mar er,
T . I lm LT H E R X AI.L:TO1
we a eyi grot'a eful I
it........' It -Piclens D u~p~
CONSTIPATED ? it up~C
HiE A DAC HE?
By your liberal -trade
0 have helped us to strow fic
- -ers on the grave of i910, a
we are very grateful toy
for your kindness.
We are going to continue
give you the very best gooi
for as small amount of mont
as we possibly can.
FOR Hoping you have had
SPrE V REIEF. merry Christmas, and Wishini
you a happy New Year,
- We are,
Near19 Eversbody - Yours Truly.
SIMONS LIVER RiODLATOR