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Entered April 23, 1903 at ricuace e '. C. as wecfond class nail mater, Under act of(Jongra, of Purch 3, 1871
40th Year PICKNS. . C., AIY 4, 1911.
Messrs. Junius Boggs, J. F.
ennings, R. E. Bowen and J.
W. Smith attended the base
ball game at Clemson College
Mrs. J. J. Wakelin spent sev
eral days last week with her
Tster, Mrs. C. L. Hollingsworth,
Mr. Earl Seaborn, traveling
salesman for Hobbs & Hender
son, Greenville, was in the city
Miss Ada Bolding, a winsome
1ypung lady of Pickens, was the
-Blest .of Miss' Fannie Willard,
Miss Joe Ladd, accompanied
by Miss Henrietta and Eugene
Yongue, all of Pickens, spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W.
Mr. Jim Hagood, of Easley,
w's in' the City Monday after
noon on business.
Quite a crowd from Liberty
attended the all-day singing at
Mrs. H. C. Young and sister,
Ifiss Mamie Townsend, of near
'ive Forks, was shopping in
the city last Friday.
Mr. B. F. Parsons and two
children, Ruth and Ralph, of
Pickens, spent Sunday with
'lr. P.'s daughter, Mrs. H. T.
on immense crowd from here
nded the exercises at Clem
College on the 22d ult.
.nd Mrs. Frank Pickens, 9
asley, spent Sunday with
atter's brother, Mr. R. E.
L near Green
Iis- a V1isi ~
of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hunt,
Mr. T. K. Norris, of Catee
chee, visited the city Saturday
in his auto.
Mrs. J. H. Brown left Satur
(lay for Rock Hill to visit her
daughter, Miss Anna Belle,
who is a student at Winthrop
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Kenne
mur, accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Smith, spent Sun
day with the parents of Mr. K.,
Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Kennemur,
of ner Central.
Mrs. Rufus aence, of
Greenville. is spending several
(days in the city very pleasantly
wit~h relatives and friends at the
Mr. and~ Mrs. J. Tp Gaines
and two sons, Jay and Roy,
spent Saturda-v night with the
former's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Gaines, at Norris, and
attendeld the singing given there
') Misses Meda H-unt, Mary
G-antt and Tienetta Davis spent
Saturday *afternoon with Mrs.
A. P. Lawrence, at Central.
Mrs. C. E. Bush has returned
from Md~ormnick, where she
had been for several days at the
bedside of ner niece, who is
Mr. John Robinson has ac
cepted a position in the .Alice
cottonl mill at Easley.
Miss Pearl Robinson spent last
Saturday in Greenville.
Willie Hunt, who is attend
Sing Furman College in Green
ville, spent Saturday night and
Sunday with home folks.
Mr.. W. E. Robinson4 who is
engaged in work at Clomson
College, spent Saturday night
and Sunday at home.
Mr. M. M. Cook, who has
beCen away several weeks, re
turned to his family Tuesday
Mr. Geo. H. Reeves, one of
the leading merchants of our
city, is having the front of his
dore newly painted In a very
N. C. Madden, of Liberty
30tton mill, was before Magis
brate M. A. Boggs, one day last
week, on a charge of violation
>f contract. Pleading guilty,
,io was sentenced to a fine of
25, 'or 25 days. He took the
Mr. J. F. Williams and his
,on-in-law, OthtrWilson, of Ca
eechee, was in the city Satur
lay. The former remained
)ver Sunday, the guest of Mr.
1. C. Robinson.
Mr. W. H, Watkins has about
:ompleted his new residence on
south Railroad street.
Dr. Allgood, of Slabtown, was
n the city to-day on business.
Mr. E. M. Nichols, who has
>een confined to his room sev
ral days with rheumatism, is
mproving, and expects soon to
Pe out again.
Mr. A. F. Riser, who has been
onfined to his bed for two
veeks, is again on our streets.
Miss Tee Davis has returned
iome from Blacksburg, near
vhere she was teaching school,
ter te-rm having expired.
Miss Florence Davis' school is
ut, where shoe'was te-tching at
helby, N. C., and sie's home
Now, Mr. Editor, wve do not
vish to boast of our llttle city,
ut we feel sure we have the
[lost prosperous town in the
ounty. 4With our nice paved
idewalks, electric lights, two
otton mills, a good school, a
ertilizer factory, four churches,
ve have other things I might
nention to make life easy and
omforta be.' Our merchants
kave well-filled stores, and they
eem to be going out after the
>usiness. So let everybody
ome to Liberty and help us
hove the good work along.
A Happy Gathering.
Er>. JOURNAL:-I gyill be like
he story on the preacher and
lhe bear. The old bear was
tbout to outdo the parson, and
1e said aloud: "I have called
m you before, and if you will
1elp me I'll never call on you
tgain." So as this is my first
:ommunication to the S. J., I
nay not write again.
We are all waiting for it to
stop raining and go to planting.
Bunt we walk around and think
ibout the good time had on the
irst Sundlay in April at Mr.
Wade Chastain's. On that day
wve met his mother, Bro. Ed.
Jhastain, Mr. and Mr's. W. R.
Price, Mr. and Mr's. Will Price,
M'r. and Mrs. Toody Stewvart,
NIr. and Mrs. IH. J. Lewvis, Mrs.
sutherland and Miss Ida Price.
We certainly did enjoy the
~ompany, and then that goodl
linner-turkey, chicken, lamb,
nd everything else good to eat.
All who knowv the Prices and
Dhastains know'them to be kind
a.nd free-hearted,and you cannot
find thenm without plenty of
Bverything good at any time.
We wish these good friends
more health and enjoyment
than we can tell.
We hope) all will conme to see
us. We can give them plenty
of welcome and do the best we
can. We hope to meet all those
This is from two friends who
enjoyed that day.
Greenville-What J. 0. M. Has to Say
T1he wicked is driveni away
in his wickedness, but the
righteous has hope In his death.
I was driven away from 'Pick.
not by the hand of violence,
but a little violent, too;
I willl not go on to oxnlain but
let this little do;
They sent me to a better land,
where coffee grows on white
oak trees, the rivers they flow
The rocks and mountains are
covered in gold and the girls
are sweet as candy.
Misses Stella and Olivia Bar.
ron, of Seneca, spent a few days
with us last week.
Earl McMahan, grandson of
W. A.-Barron, was in to see us
Mr. J. F. Harris passed by
the other day. I was sure glad
to see John.
Messrs. Earl Harper, Ed. Sit
ton and -Huff, of Seneca,
gave us a call the other day,
Mr. Harper says they told him
bhat I sold $195 worth of stuff in
>ne day. I told him that it was
i bad, wet day. So we had a
augh, and he went on his way
Well, there is a lot of work
yoing on here, fixing the streets
%nd the new bridge. We have
sure got a fine biidge.
There is a lot of passing-by
'wre. The Irish, the Dutch,
:he English and the Scotch, the
ame, the blind, and those that
'an see all pass by me.
OmD J. 1). Moons.
Last week, \vhile Mr. W. C.
Jrarrett was receiving instruc
ions in the textile department,
ie got his right hand caught in
he ribbon-hoppers, in which
;wo of his fingers nearest the
itle one were completelv ip
led to the second joine."His
index finger was badly cut up,
but so far only two of bis fingers
have oeen amputated. There
is some doubt as to his being
able to do any more studying
The Y. M. C. A. gave a de
lightful reception last Friday
evening to the Bible class-leaders
and the members of the two
classes having the best attend
ance. The Pickens boys who
participated were M. W. Hunter
and B. G. Field. The D. A. R.
assisted in entertain ing and serv.
A larre crowd witnessed the
game in vhich Clemson defeat
ed Newberry College by a score
of to 2. Clemson also dLefeated
her the day before by a score of
2 to 1.
IHons. F. M. Carey, E. P.
McCrary and J. B. WAatson,
members of the legislature, lately
visited Clemson. While here
they were the guests of Pres't
W. M. Riggs.
A mong the Senior and Junior
textiles wvho visited the cotton
mills of Greenville and Ander
son was Mr. WV. C. Garrett.
C. A. C.
Notice of Election.
Whoreas. a petition, fromi the free..
holders and1( electors of Montvale School
District numbel)r Th6 has been tiled with
the County Boaxrd of Education asking
said Board for permission to hold an
electioni to determine whet her or not an
extra levy of 4 mills shall he levied. on
said District fox school purposes:
It appearing to the County Bloardi of
Education that the petition meets the
requirnments of the law.
Tiheref ore it is hereby ordered tha t the
Trustees of the abovensnmed District do
hold an election in above namedl Dis
trict for the above stated purpose, the
election to be held at vi'cant stoic
hoxyse in front of W. II. Chastafin's
residence, on Saturda i May 20).
The Trunlteos of the abov'e namei.d Dis
trict arc hereby appointed Managera of
said election. The election to be held
according to thle requiremntis of Mee
tion 1208 of the School Lawl.
By order of the County Board of Edu
R, T. H1ALLIUM,
Chmn. & Sec.
Koep your eyes on the contest
Scholarship and En
The exaninatiot for the award of
vacant scholarships in Wintlrop Col
lege and for the adinission of new stu
dents will be held at the County Court
House on Friday. Jul 7, at 9 a. i.
Applicants rnuat be not less than fifteen
years of age. When scholarships are
vacant after July 7 they will be award
ed those making the highest average at
this axrniidnation, provided they meet
the conditiona goverving the award.
Applicants for scholarship should write
to Pi esideit Johnson before the exami
nation for scholarship examination
Scliolarshiips are worth $101 and free
tuition. Thm next session will open
September 2, 1911. For further infor
iation and catalogue. address Pros.
D. B. Johnsoin, [oeck Hill, S. C,
Notice of Election.
Whrseas, a petition from the free
holders and electors of Johnston'r
School District number 10 has been filed
with the County Bo rd of Education
asking s-tid B3oard for permission to hold
an election t' detremine whether or not
an additinal extra levy of one mill
shall be levied oil said District for school
It appearing to the County Board of
Eduenmoti that the petition meets the
ra iuir,.metus of the law:
Therefore it. is i.etrby ordered that the
''ristes~ of I lie above mnmel District dr
ho al in electionl inl 1h 0 mo,ld Disi rict
ft-. the abovestat sod puira p1 s', the ele'!
tio to be held at Norris vchool hous' on
Si.urlav M-ay 20, The Tru-;stes of Ihe
!omi ae mimed Dirictar' hereby ip
poitted Managers of sai-I election. Tlie
election to be held according to the re
quirnmnts of Section 1208 of the School
By order of t he County Board of Ed
netonR. Tr, HA L LUM,
hm. & Sec.
The Immaculate Lorimer.
If Sweet William Lorimer is
going to attempt to live up to
his canonization by the United
States senate, how is he to avoid
resigning his seat iu that body
Led by the Reverend Paynter
and Father Bailey, the senate
has held up Sweet William to
the world as ashining exemplar
of his era; as a man of "perfect
morals"-morals of which he is
so jealously watchful that he
would not dare trust theni over
night outside the walls of a
Y. M. 0. A. building; a resplen
dent spirit shininm out from a
sordid age like a solitary dia
mound studl from a soiled shirt
f ront; the radiant incarnation of
p)urity and truth, laundered, gOdI
wvot, in soap 1004 per cent, pure
and anoinited with the unadul
terated oil of truth (large bottles
$1, small size 39c); an inspiring,
uplifting figure, rising out of
the mire of Chicago ':politics"'
like a lily out of the muck, as
inmculate and as fragrant as
the lily itself-aye, even more,
as immuaculate as a celluloid col
lar. as fragrant as a box of
pomade; A merica's own and
only Sweet William, Illinois'
Lily Loriner, Hinkvdinikville's
That is the wvay the Paynters
and the Baileys have painted thc
lily. That is the way the senat(
has voted the lily. And natur
ally if there is a drop of redeem
ing good in the blood of Hinky
Dink's old pal-and nO dlOubi
there are many drops-lhe wil:
be moved b~y a dlesire to live ny~
to the idea of himi that has beer
raisedi upl in the senate, befort(
th~e eyes of umankinid. Psycho
lologists tell us that this longing
to) be whlat we are not, to climi
ap to the pediestals upon whici
our' I mistaken or exaggerativ<
atdirers~i have set us, is a saving
trait of human nature. Am
William Lorimer is chock full o
human nature. Who knows
therefore, that turning his bac1
on the past, ho will not strive t,
deserve a 1lace on the noestn
which the senate has erected fo
And if should he do that, o
course his first step toward thi
pedestal must be to step out :
He knows that Billy is not
lily, that paint is not a saint.
And he knows that the senat<
But he knows, furthermore
that the senate has hypocritic
ally pretended to believe other
wise; that it has proclaimed thal
he is as good as a senator ough
to be, while some of its memberf
have proclaimed that he is het
ter than any other senator if
known to be. Therefore, if h(
is to live up to the new light.
that have been. lighted for him,
lie cannot afford to remain E
member of a body that has suel
low ideals of morality, his self
respect will compel his with
drawal from a chamber of sc
little self-respect; his circum
spection will, require that in fu
ture he guard himself againsi
contamination by such evil asso.
In short, if Bill Lorimer woul(
hope to become Lii Lorimer, h(
must qit the confraternity ol
those who arise inl the sight o1
angels and men and shout thai
Bill is already goo( enough Li
for them.-Louisv ille Courier.
The Copy Was Mixed.
A Shookuniclue editor, Vhf
was full of hard cider, got -
notice of a sale and a nmarriagw
mixed, says an exchange. Thi
description ran as follows:
"William Smith, the only soi
of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Smith
was disposed of at public aut
tion to Lucy Anderson on im
farm one mile east of here, ii
the presence of eighty guests
including the following, to-wit
Two mules, twelve head of cat
tie. Rev. Jackson tied the nup
tial knot, averaging 1,251
pounds oil the hoof. The hom<
of this charming bride wa
tastefully decorated with sea
wash clam spade, one sulk,
rake, one feed grinder-, one so
of double harness, nearly new
and just before the ceremoi'
was pronounced Mn1delsolll'
inspiring wedding march wa
given by one milch cow to h
fresh next .-\pril, carrying
hunch of! flowvers in her' ham
and looking charming in a gowi
made of light spring wagon
thriee bJoxes Of apples, three rick
of hay, One grindlstone, mo)l~itij
do c'ole, trinnned1 with abon
One hundred bulshels of spuds.
"Trlhe bridlegrooml is a well
knowvn and( popular young man
and has al ways stood we
among society ciricles of twvelv
Berkshire hogs, while the brid
is an accomlplished1 and talente
schoolteacher of a splendi
drove of Poland-Chinas--ped
grees if des5ired.
"'Among the beau tifulI pres
ents were twvo sets of beautift
knives and1 forks, spring harriow~
one wheelbarrow, go-cart an
Other articles too lnmerouis t
mluentionl. The1( b)ridal couple lei
yesterday for' ani e'xtended trij
TrmI~ls-Tw elvye mOnths' time I
respo~tnsi ble parties; otherw ii
sp)ot cash. Lunch will be serv(
at the stable. After this M
and Mrs. Smith will go to houis
keeping in a cozy little home
the corner of Lucas, and D)
R. L. Cranby, auctioneer.
-Plant Trees on Waste Land.
A notable devlopmllenut durir1
the last few y- ears in t he rr
districts of nmany sections of tI
country is the r'edeeming ai
utilization of waste Ian
I through ref orestration.
r would be hard to estimate the
number of acres of wdste land
f ii the State of South Carolina
3 or even in Pickens County, but
t it Is safe tQ e 1Ja'i 2it
were all . - 'a% a vast
6 majority of the people would be
imuch surprised and shocked.
As a matter of fact the loss is
just as great asif it were all in
one tract and the work that the
foresty bureau of the national
Department of Agriculture and
the State Department of Ag0i
culture have do~ae is beginning
to bear fruit.
Many of the larger land own
ers of the State have adopted
the policy of pllanting trees in
their waste lands. All land that
is so badly washed that it is
beyond cultivation may in
many instances be red eened by
this means, besides securing a
profit from the timber that is
raised. Of course it takes years
to produce marketable timber,
but meanwhile the process of
restoring the land to fertility is
going on, and besides that the
growing timber, by holding
'water, will benefit the adjoin
It is probably a fact that there
are sever-al thoulsanld acres of
land even in Pickens county
that are not only unfit for culti
vation, bit are really a menace
to the surrounding lands, be
cause they sinply shed the
water when it rains and cause
> the other lands to wash too.
L The work of ulanting this laud
in seedlings or younig tree. could
be done at little cost and would
result in great things in one or
more decades, while the effect
on the surrounding lands would
be felt within ten years. Much
r aid in this work, in securing
1 definite directions for doing the
work and ascertaining the best.
timber for the respective soils
- could be secured in bulletins
- from the national forestry bu
) reau at Washington.
Hauling Cotton to Market.
Recently a honhemae(l planta
tion van, drawn by a gasoline
engine, hauled forty bales of
cotton, weighing over 22,000
ponds, to market, at Americus,
Ga. The cotton was from the
arlil of Capt. Council, located
four miles fmm~i the miatket, bhnt
11h(re was a wel-impro)ved road
leadi1ng past the farnm to Amner-,
i uns. Or the ord inary toads of
Pickcens county it would have
taken possibly ten or a dlozen
wagons, with at least double
that numberh('i of mlules, to have
hauled t he load, and dif tihe
weatI)1ha }mppened( to be bad,
it wvould have required more.
Tlhe nlecessity is good roads,
E~venm the gasoline enigine would
have stalled if' the roads were
1not good, A gitation in favor of
the gradled arnd well-built road
is the need of. this good (lay.
Macadam is not alwvays neces
Isary, the use of the King drag
that can be built iln any shop at
a small cost, will provide the
t Raise it at Home.
-. The Sumter Herald says: "A
0 SumTItoer merchant b)ought re
ecen thy a carload of corn from- a
:d western point. The corn cost
rhim $500; the freight on it was
within a little of $150. To mlake
if a selling price he had of course
to include the freight with the
first cost. Tlhe corn sold for 75
cents a bushel. If the corn had
b)een raised at home, that is had
Ig cost only for the grain and not
aL for the freight, the price to the
1e consumer wvould have been1.
dabout 60 cents a bushel. The
Kls point to this is that lijuth Caro
It ilna should raise its own corn."