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PICEE45, S. C.:*
THURSDAY. APRIL 6, 1911.
Blease Is Right.
Governor Blease has no doubt
pardoned some convicts who
should not have been pardoned;
'but he certainly pardoned others
who were undergoing cruel or
unjust nunishnient. If we are
not in error, he pardoned a ne
.gro who had served seventeen
months on a five-year sentence
for stealing a cow.
It is stated that he pardoned a
negro who had been sentenced
to hard labor for years for
"stealing $7 from a blind man."
It is not stated where the learn
ed judge found law against
"4stealing $7 from a blind man."
As far as we know there is no
And he pardoned John Black,
who had been convicted of some
participation with the state in
some of its whisky transactions.
As a rule, we believe, the prin
cipal in a crime, says the Abbe
ville Press and Banner, is
equally guilty with the agent.
The state hasn't been convicted.
We believe the state, through
its officers or agents, was the
chief conspirator, and yet only
its agents are prosecuted. Is
the state of South Carolina more
honest than its agents or part
The Macon Telegraph is right
after the Hartwell Sin for say
ing that the Tlegraph used the
word "thri" in one of its arti
cles. We don't blame the Tele
graph. The new spelling fad,
a la Roosevelt, has about played
out, and if it hiisn't it ought to.
-Athens Banner. Still, some
of omy best educated folks can't
get "thru" their compositions
any other way, jocosely (?) re
imarks the Augusta Chronicle.
Considerable talk has been
indulged in to the effect that
Blease wants more power. His
enemies are very jealous of the
governor's power, but if what
ever adlditional power is given
him be used in the interest of
the people, we don't belIeve that
the people will care how much
power the governor has. As be
tween Blease' s power, used in
behalf of the people, and that
same power lodged wvith the
legislature, and used against the
people, it is easy to guess which
the "common" people would
Can One Person be Guilty of Con.
John Black, who was convict
ed at Chester, on the charge of
having conspired wvith others to
defraud the state, and sentenced
to-serve in the penitentiary for a
period of five years, pending ap.
peal, has had his sentence com
muted to pay a fine of $2,000.
We expect to see a great fuss
kicked up by the newspapers
about the action of the governor
in this case, but when we take
-Into consideration the facts that
the same jury which convicted
Black acquitted the pai-ties in
dicted with him, one, of whom
was a citizen of Chester, it has
the appearance that Black was
made a scapegoat of, and con
victed to gratify a certain
There is 1no doubt the state
was pilfered, and punishment
'should have overtaken the culi
prits, but we never did think it
fair to convict Black, and let the
-men go free Wvhom it is chaiged
he conspired with to swindle the
There is one thing sure, if
Black did the things he was
charged and convicted of, he
couldsnot have conspired with
-himself, for to 'engage in a con
The other members of the Ois
pensarT boaled, and a liquor
agent whose home is at the
place of trial,' were charged
along with Black, yet Black was i
convicted and the others came
off with certificates of good
Black may be as guilty as the
jury said, but it is impossible for
him to be guilty by himself,
therefore if the other conspirit
ors must be set free with a dec
laration of.innocence, th,' the
state ought not complairn at
having to accept a fine from the
man whose misfortune was to
have been, selected for punish
ment -Manning Times.
Last week the political situa
tion in Pickens was perturbed
somewhat, when opposition was
suddenly manifested to a ticket
that was suggested, and before
"nominations" closed there were
four distinct tickets in the field
for aldermen, wiih only two
candidates for the mayor's
place. Saturday evening repre
sentatives of all tickets got to
gether and agreed to just use
one ticket with the names of all
candidates thereon, and after
eliminating the doublets for
aldermanic honors, the ticket
was agreed on and voted for as
J. I. Ashmore.....41
Sam B. Craig......74
J. N. Hallum......70
L. F. Robinson.........48
J. P. Hyde............43
C. E. Robinson.........52
Jas. M. Gantt.........76
J, L. Valley....... ......77
G. R. Hendricks,.......70
R. L. Hames......80
W. T. Jeanes.........23
J. F. Harris........29
M. C. Smith........43
There were 115 votes cast.
There are six aldermen, and
the six getting the highest
number of votes cast were de
clared to be elected. There were
some mighty good men defeat
ed and the personnel of the
ticket elected1 is good1 and every
body appears satisfied with the
It is up to the new council to
give Pickens a safe, conservative
and business administration and
to push the old town forward.
It is in Rood shape financially,
and can be kept that way under
an economical administoation,
which, wve believe, these repre
sentative citizens will give.
Marietta, R, 2,
News is scarce in this little
burg, but will try and find afew
items to send.
Miss Ida Phillips' beau gave
her a call last Sunday and en
joyed the afternoon immensely.
Miss Loise Crenshaw enter
tained Misses Sadie Simmons
and Fay H-endricks on last Sun
Mr. J. L. Phillips gave Mr.
W. M. Jones, .a call recently.
He is a great sufferer from head
Mr. W. M. Jones' children
gave him a joyful birthday din
ner on his birthday April 1et.
All of hi8 children were present
except his sonsB Grady and
Walker. Those present were:
Mr. Robert Jones and five child
ren and Robert Burns and five
children S. Jones, wife and two
children; Mr. James Hughes
and family, Mr. Holbert Jones,
wife and two children; Misses
Lillie Lynch, Ida Phillips and
Mittie Heaton. There was a
bountiful dinn'er spread and ev
erybody feasted to their hearts
content. May these excellent
people live to enjoy many more
returns of this happy event is
the sincere desire of all present.
Mr'. Jones is 60 years of age.
Misses Ruth and Carrie Capell,
lid, night.' 11' U"' Corres
>of4ents. Lonely *eetheat.
A Taxiess Town
Here is an article from the
knsonIa (Conn.) Evening Sen
:Inel, which is as suggestive to
spartanburg as it is to any other
"A news report states that
F'armington, Maine, finds it un
iecessarv to levy any taxes this
rear, and has accordingly voted
;o skip that ordeal. 'This highly
prosperous state of municipal
affairs is said to have b'Wen
brought about through the-city's
3ystem of waterworks, which
have proved great money earn
ers. Considering that some
twenty-five years or more ago
Farmington was fire-swept and
its entire business section wiped
out and its churches, banks,
county jail and private enter
prises swallowed by the flames,
its present achievement in-pros
perity is surprising.
"It suggests the possibility of
so adjusting municipal affairs
that a city may not only do
away occasionally with taxa
tion, but all of the time, and
pay dividends into the bargain.
That is, not only have its water
works pay dividends, but its
ligting and heating plants; make
its public franchises pay all they
are worth; make street railways
which occupy the middle of the
streets-the most valuable land
in the town-pay handsomely
for the privilege; make tele
phone and telegraph companies
pay adequately for stringing
overhead or underground wires.
In short, apply the principle of
private business to public enter
prise. Under such changes as
these, would it be impossible to
have a diyidend-paying city?
"The idea, of course, is com
munistic, and the public-in the
long run would pay the bills,
but in these days of tax-ridden,
debt-burdened cities, is it any
wonder a man casts about him
for a way out? We would like
to hear more about the road
Farmington,- Maine, his trav
eled; in order to arrive at a ypar
of no taxation."
This is no joke. It can be and
ought to be done. The people
of every town and city have a
right to expect to see it done.
It is entirely practicable .to have
a "taxless town." But it can
only be done by using and sell
ing what is -now thrown away,
The first ball game ok the lea
son was played on the campus
between the University of
Georgia and Clemson College on
the 27th ult. A large crowd
witnessed the game despite the
rough weather. Clemson put
up a [hard fight, but was de
feated by the Georgia boys.
On the 28th ult. the Georgia
boys again defeated Clemson by
a score of 3 to 0.
On March 31st Clemson de
feated Erskine College, at Due
West, by a score of 2 to 1. On
the 1st inst. they defeated the
same team by a score of 8 to 3.
Mr. D. M. Jordan, of Green
ville, who ~got the contract for
building the new dairy, is now
preparing to begin. work. j
building * will be erected Abl.out
800 yards-- south of the agricul
tural building, on the g'rounti
previously occupied by ' Cdpt.
As the college opened one
week later last September than
it has done previously, com
mencement this year will be one
week late. The baccalaureate
sermon will be preached on the
11th of June, and the graduat
ing exercises will be held on
Student Press Ass'ni,
. Per B3. (I. F.
-Have you ipurchnw'd that
ar'm yet? I1 have somec nice
>laces on my list. Write ori) we
i'e for anything~ in Real Est ate.
I. M. Hester, Thelw Real Estate
show the beneicial ef
in a very short toIne, It
not only builds her up,
but enriches the mok"
milk and properly nt
ishes the child.
Nearly all moth ers
nurse theirchildren shou)d
take this splendi1 i* :')d
tonic, not only W keep
up their own strength but
to properly nourish their
FOB SALE BY ALL DIIUGGIBT
Send 10O.. name of paper and this ad, for our
beautitul Savings Bunk and 01ld's Sketch-Dook.
Each bank contains a Good Luck Ponny.
SCOTT & BOWNE. 409 Pearl St.. New York
No Crosses of Honor will h conferred
after 1912. All Veterans desirous of ob
taining a Oro&, this year must havo their
ap)icationl on fil. hy ArI)il 15,h. Everl
Veteran of Iicken s County who his nol
secured one of these Crosses is respect
fully urged to make prompt applicatiot
for one, as you will have only one othei
opportunity to secure this valued emblen
Every Confah,-ra ii Veteran who. giv.
I)roo1f Of his rvice m in I he war is entitle(
to a Cr(OSs.
The obtest, int-al descendant. of a de
cea'sed V--teran is entit led to a Cros-s up
on proper apfheattion,
if a veteran to wliom it Cress has al
ready ben awarded should lose the sami
he is entitded to a second CIross 1,pon am
The undersigned will cheerfully givi
all needed advice and assistance to an
Vletnran or descendant applying for
Cross under tho rules overning tbei
hestowal, and cordially invites ever;
one entitled to this badge of hono
to freely ask for this advice and assis
The efforts and holies of the Pickn
Chapter, Daughters of the Confeder
acy, are earnestly directed towards th
proper honoring of every true soldic
of the Confederacy. Let none enti
tied to this Cross pass the last oppor
tunity of securing it.
Mrs. T. J. Mauldin,
Pres. Pickens Chapter, U. D. C.
Summons For Relief.
STATE OFe SOUTH CAROLINA
County of Pickens
Court of Common Pleas.
Summuons for Relief-Complatint Served
W. E. Findley
- . Against
J T. Rice, J. L. Russeli and J. M. Richardsoi
Tro the dlefendanits J. T'. Rice, J. L.. Russell ant
J. M. Richairdson:
You are Hereby Summoned and required I
answer the complaint in this action,
which a copiy is herewith served upon yoi
and to serve a cop~y of your uanswver to the sai
complaint on the subscribers at their ottlee 1
Pickens, South Catrolina within twenty day
after the service hereof, exeiusive of the da
of such service; anid if you fail to answer th
complaint within the time aforesaI, the plant
tiff in this action ii apply to the0 Court fc
the-relief demanded in the complaint.
lDated .Jan. 18th A. D). 19ii
A. J1. Hioggs,
C. C. P.
iHoggs & Findley,
Plaintiff's A ttorneys.
To J. T. Rice and1( J. M. Richardson,
You are hereby notilled that the "omplaim
in this action was illed in Clerks ollice of PIcl
ens county 21 dlay of March,~ 19)11.
Iioggs & Fin-tUey,
i'lainittiffs At torneyvs
I'notes a lduua as > qr
Nv, tFail to ultoro (*ray
(D.D. IL) Ceres.Thogh the Blood
DONE ?AJD, CN
B.3B B3. (Botanic Blood Blondi) is tkh
only Blood Remedy that. kills the poison
in the blood and then purlfle-- it---send.
ing a flood of pure, rich blood direct to
the skin surface, bones, joints, and
wherever the disease Is located. In this
way all sores, ulcers. pimiple's, eruptions
are hemgled anti cured, pains and aches
of Rheumatism cease, swellings subside.
B. B. B. completely changes the body
into a clean healthy conditIon, iriving
the skirn the rich, red hue of lierfect
health. B. B. B. cures the worst old
cases. Try It.
BOTANIC BLOOD BALM-B BB
pleasanlt and Rate to take: compiosedi of pure
11inti ingredilentis. It pultrilles and4 enriches
hett blood . Ii. lI, 11. strengthencgs the nerves
,.A ibuilds upi the broken do(wn) system. Drug.
.s et .00 l'iER LA IIG K HO'iTT L-M with diree
.onxs for ho0lae0enre.
Sotl at- All Drug Stores.
(KING OF ALL)
Every package ol "Rexall" p1
parations have the following gua
THE GUARANTEE:--This Preparation
is guaranteed to give satisfaction. If
it does not, come bacl4 and get your
money-it belongs to you and we want
you to have it.-United Drug Co..
We sell the "Rexall" Remedies
one for each ailment, and back u
the above guarantee to the letter.
Please give us a trial and let -.
Pickens Drug Co.
THE REXALL STORE.
Gyven Away FREt
Do you need a good SEWING MACHINE? Would
take one home if it was given t-> you?
F We hive a fine machine-brand new drop head, chri
ball-bearing NE'W ROYAL Machine - made to sell at r
at $65.oo or less, that we are going to give away, absol
free of charge. We don't want it, got no use for it, an4 i
gladly give it to you--if you win it.
r With every cash purchase of $i.oo or more, made by
at our store during the month of April, we will give y
nnmbered coupons, entiding you to a chance at this ma
cent machine. For further particulars call on
We will contiuue our gre.t Saturday Specials and for
Saturday April 8
We will offer the following Bar gain':
7 CAKES GOLD BAND SOAP 25C.
1 GALLON BUCKET SIRUP 35c
Y 100 lb SACK OF SALT 55c
25 L BS NICE W HITE RICE, $1.oo
ARM & HAMMER SODA, 8 packages, 25c.
E? plngs good tobacco (Yellow Jacket branp) for 2
Shoot your produce to us-we'll catch it and give
good price for your trouble in bringing it to us.
KeoWee 'Supply Co0,
I A.M :D onL~c- Managg
RUBBER TIRE WORK
iThe LATEST APPLIANCES and first-class workmen,
us in the forefront in this section~ for all kinds of
'BL ACKSMIT H WORK~
And we have just installeds a z'ubber tire machine in our
and we are prepared to-do all kinds of work-on- your b.
wheels, such as RESETTING RUBBER TIRES, Puttin~
NEW RUBBER TIRES, and all such work. a
Your Patronage Solicited, and Satisfaction Guaraniteed. +
J.' LUTH ER HUGHES,
Pickens, S. C,.
1.A BRACELET, RING,
- CHAIN, LOCKET,
or other ornamenft make
.~ &::- much more acceptable ao
'~ lasting Easter gift than a ''
- thing else.
ii SELE~CT IT HERE NOW,
*'' and we wVill reserve It for
till neded.A Our rputatioi
a guarantee of that. W
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