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PIlKENS SEN INEL JOURN
Hen~r-I 9prie2*1*1903 a Picetso, So Vs. as uaecosd CIUG malil Onager, Under act oreosagresig of M~arch 3, 1879
418t Year PICKENS. 8. 0.. JUL 1 6, 1911N
Uoonee, Pickens and Orangeburg.
Pickens and Oconee are more
nearly inotntain counties than
any in the State, but the larger
part of the terrstory of both is
hill country similar to that of
Anderson and Laurens. In both
the white population heavily
preponderates. Each has three
or four cotton mills, Oconee
was formerly a part of Pikencs'
county, so in every way the
characteristics of tqe two dis
tricts are similar.
In the ten years Oconee gAin
A ).3,703 inhabitants, about 16
orifjo centum, of which the
growth of the towns of West
minster, M,, alhalla, Seneca,
West Union uid Salem accounts
for about 1, The mountain
township of ' iewater now
has 603 inhabitan -.or 105 lesd
than it had 20 yea I ago. In
the same way Chatto ga town
ship has lost 32 in the 20 years.
Pulaski has lost 115 in 0 years.
All the gains are in t 9lnshI]s
jhaving villages. The * town of
Westimt1iniste. has a I m os t
doubled in 10 years and e.fs with
19 inhabitants of being a j Il)1"
lous as Walhalla, the cgunty
se-at, though the later t *u"s
less than a half a mile :.listant
fro - West Union, wi-h ' a328 in
ants. Wlest Un ion is
cally a part of ..Talhalla
o good reason e. xists for
a .te incorporation." Center
t l-hip, which has n town,
ga d nearly 800and ext ept as
to that -ueVIion tfm . ils
trates again the movement from
the farms to the villages.
Pickens has gained 6,047 in
habitants in the decade, of
+ which 3,700 must be accredited
to the towns of Easley, Liberty,
Central and Pickens C. 11.
Easley leaps from 903 to 2,983, a
splandid growth to be attributed
in the main to cotton mill build
in. rThe town of Easley gains
more than Easley township, the
developments being exceptional
in that the cotton mills are situ
ated .within the town limits.
_V, iusville, Puiimpkintowvn and
Ea tatoe, m ounta14inI townships,
all -.howv losses-an aggregate of
458. On the whole, the figures
*indicate Pickens to be one of the
miost p)rogressive and prosperous5
counItie's in) the State. TVhe rural
township of Hurricane reveals
an increase of 386 inhabitants in
10) years and 671 in 20) years.
In the aggregate number of
bales produced, Orangeburg is
~Lhe leading cotton county in the
State and( among the leading
counties in the world. Its loss
in the decade, of 3,550 is explain
ed by the carving out of Cal
houn county almost wholly
from its territory, but this was
in part compensated b)y additions
of territory from Berkley and
other counties. Orangeburg 1s
a groat agricultural domain,
having the city of Orangeburg,
with a population of 5,006 (the
'rp in being 1,451 in the decade),
and~ 1 5 incorporated villages be
sides. Five of the 23 townships
show losses, but as none of the
villages show gains of more
han 400, the conclusion seems
. follow that t he teni years
ye b~een characterized by uni
m and well distributed agri
e tural development, with such
accompanying village expansion
as It would nAaturally cause.
In spite of the lon drouth,
the crops in this section are
The new church now being
erected at Pleasant Grove will
soon be ready for the holding of
Mr. Jas. F. Rizdon and fam
ily visited relatives in the Griffin
church section last Saturday
and Sunday. They report a
fine time, and say they will soon
repeat the visit.
Mr. D. L. Barker Ivisited his
best girl on the Greenville side
last Thursday. He says he
thought he would leave home to
see if he could turn a rain cloud
this way. But we believe only
part of this, as he is an old
We were sorry to read in your
last paper an account of the
death of Mr. Geo. W. Chap
nian, of Sheridan, Wvo., who
committed siiicide on account
of a flirt.
The construiction of t he Green
ville & Knoxville Railroad is
being pushed vigorously across
the Blue Ridge mountain. The
rails will be laid as far as Mr.
Tlab Drake's, which is about
three miles up the miomt-tain, by
the 1st of September. We will
be glad to see this road put
through the hills to Knoxville,
as it will be a big boost. to this
part of the country.
Mr. Editor, can you tpY me
what has become of .thg supr
of Pickens county? Neither
one of these men has been seen
in this section since the election
let suier. There are some
bad places in the roads, and we
would be glad to see them
come around. They have been
,weighed in the balance and
Fishing and Seining.
The Abbeville Press and Ban
ner has the following warning
to those modern Nimrods who
would "fall afoul" of the "fin
ny tribe" which might be of
'interest to some of our "sports."
"Those wvho have been mak
ing marvelous hauls of fishes
with a seine in Abbeville county
wvithin the past few months will
be surprised to learn that in each
instan ce thley su bjected them
sel ves to a tine of $2() or implris
onment of 30i days, for each of
fense, if the law bad been en
"In the p~ecently pulblishedl
statutes we find the following:
"Section 2. That hereafter no)
person or persons shall cast,
draw. fasten or otherwise make
use of any other seine or drift
net, fyke net of any description,
or use an y other appliances for
catching fish in the wvateis of
this state, other than privately
owned ponds or lakes, except
hook and line and~ ordinary bait.
or by spoon or by artificial fly,
or by phantom minnowv, or by
artificial bait, between the first
day of April and the first day of
November of each year: Pro
vided, that in the counties of
Bamberg, Berkley, Olarendon,
Collcton, D)orchester and Will
iamsburg, the close of the sea
son shall be0 between the first
(lay of April andl the first day of
August of each year. For vio
lation of this section, the pt .y
so violating shall be fined $2(> ,r
imprisoned 30 days for each
Fear of Thunderstorms.
The season for.thunderstormi
has commericed. Some personi
are unnecessarily afraid'of thun
derstornis and some persons tak:
unnecessary risks in then. Th:
risk of being -struck by light
ning js really very small, bu
there is a risk, and it should nol
be increased unnecessarily.
Doors and windows should b
closed when the thunder clou:
is near, and if outside, on(
should not stand under a tree.
more especially avoiding higi
trees, which, like a churci
steeple, attracts lightning.
It is well to know how far a
thunder cloud is away, becausc
there is no danger at all until i:
comes near. and the knowledgc
that there is no danv er helps tc
steady one's nerves when the
claps of thunder come. Here is
the way to find out the distance
of the cloud:
Light travels at the rate of
186,300 miles in a second. Prac
tically. therefore, you see the
light-ning flash instantaneously,
hut sound travels about 1,100
feet in a second. A watch with
a second hand will enable
aly on1e to estimate very closely
the distance of the thunder
cloud, by noticing how many
seconds transpire betwveen the
lightning flash and the thunder
clap that accompanies it and
multiplyine' thq ,tmber of sec
onds by 1,100 f e- Vhen you
find that thereed s ave second,
w 1or instance,
you can know that the cloud iE
still a mile away and that there
is no danger of any lightning
stroke at that distance, no mat
ter how loudly the thunder may
Many storms which cause
some persons a good deal of fear
do not come within striking dis
tanee of them at all, and the
danger is consequently alto
gether imaginary. And even
when a thunder cloud is exactly
overhead the danger of being
struck by lightning is very
The World Almanac inform
us that in October, 190)0, the
Weather Bureau issued a bujlle.
tin regarding the damage done
by lightning in this country
and during the p)receding year.
Tlhe total number (f strokes of
of lightning which caused( dam.
age was placed at; 5,527, the
number of buildings injulred
was 6,'25(i, the numb er of deathE
caused lby lightning was 569,
the number of per'sons injured
was 820, and the numbewr of liv(
stock killed in the fields was
4,251. These are the only sta
tistics we have seen on the
The Editor Was Right.
I w'ant to thank Mr. TPhomp
son for leaving off the Liberta
man 's naime in the last paver.
For my part I would like t(
have hadl his namie printed, but
knowing that Mr. Jim is a fali
and level-headed man, ami
knowving wvhat to print and wha
not to print,. I am satisfied wit)
I will sure stick to the S. -J
and1 its edit r an d while I an
thanking i, . Thiompson fornio
printing the Liberty man'
name, I think theLiberty mnai
ought to thank him ny9e.
With best wishes tothe S.-J,
[ am the same
OLD J. D. MooiE
As the leisure time of the
3 farmer approaches the various
churches plan their revival cam
paigns. The M. E. pastor ex
pects to hold a meeting the last
of July. The Presbyterians
have engaged Rev. Wilcox, of
Walhalla, to aid their pastor
from August 14-20. The W. M.
will hold their annual camp
i meeting from Aug. 23-Sept. 3.
Certainly the prevalent drouth
this year ought to arrest the
attention of the most careless.
There is a higher power than
iian, and this higher power
e Christian, calls "God."
here surely ought to be sonic
time spent in learning His object
I our individual creation. May
t. e meetings all be successful.
Mr. F. B. Morgan went to
Nashville last week to attend
the closing exercises of Vander
bilt Univerity,where his daugh
ter, Miss Mattie May, was a
i graduate. It was a proud mo
ment when he saw the parch
ment placed in her hands and
knew that the degree of A. M.
had been coniferred upon her.
3ut. in addition to this she also
receivked a certificate from her
. raternity. the Phi Beta Kappa,
This crtificate is only awarded
to those who attain a high
grade.. of scholarship, so It is a
testimonial in itself. Miss Mat
tie May has only been in Van
derbiit for two years, and is to
be warmly 'congratulated for
finishing so successfully in that
length of time.
Your humble scribe is endeav
oring, by every possible means,
to call your attention to the fact
that Central is a progressive lit
tie city. In spite of heat, in
spite of drouth, the "progress"
goes steadily on. This week we
mention the fact that a street
is being straightened. Hereto
fore a house, owned by Mr, A. J.
Crane, has occupied a place that
properly belonged inI a street.
Consequently, up to this time,
the people have followed the
example of historic old Boston,
and traveled a crooked street.
But mathematicians have esti
mated the time needlessly spent
in following devious ways, and
Central deci(ded to endure the
cri-ooked ness iio longer. There
fore, Mr. Jones is mioving the
house to a lot by the side of Mr.
hike, and will place it up1Onl a
foundation there. This wvill
mi ake the street which passes
the schoolhouse a reaNl delight to
the eve, and improve the appear
ance of the town in gener'al.
The home visitations by the
comnmittees from the Sunday
schools is~ already showing fruit
in the increased interest. .5 Sun
(lay school work.
Virgil and ,James Swaney
have returned tentheir home on
College Hill, atter a month's
visit to Asheville, 1N. C.
The showers are refreshing
but hardly frequent enough, or
of sufficient duration to save the
corn crop. Cotton seems to be
blooming freely, however.
Mi's. W. A. Matthewvs wvent to
Greenville, Monday, having re
ceivedl a message that her fath
- er' was very sick with the fever,
Iandl her imother, who is blind,
had suffleri'( a fractured limb.
The voung people of the Bap
tist church have organized a B.
Y. P. U. They meet ever'y Sun-)
d)oay ntight andl are pr'epa ring for
el~licientt worker's in the chturmch.
Th'Ie Uniioin, the League and En
deavor Societies have donel good
service in educating younhg peo0
pie in the essentials of church
>Dr. Dwyer' of New York,
preached in the Baptist church
at this place Sunday morning
and in the afternoon at Mount
Ollie, (colored). He is to give
his stereoptican lectures to the
colored people of Mount Ollie
this week. The Doctor must
have discovered the charm of
our little city, as he is now con
sidering the proposition to con
duct a Shakespearian class here
Mrs. W. L. Thompson with
her children Grace and Murray
returned to Central on Friday
last. She has been traveling
with her husband President W.
L. Thompson, in the interest of
the Wesleyan Methodist Col
lege. She reports an encourag
ing outlook for the school
throughout the Piedmont sec
tion of both North and South
Carolina. People listened re
sponsively to his addresses and
promised both money and stu
dents. His ability as a Bible in
structor has also been highly I
atppreciated. Mrs. Thompson
returns to her hone weary in
body but refreshed ill spirit.
Miss Beth Harrington has
zone to Athens, Ga., to attend
the Summer school at the State
University, during the month of
July. She is preparing to fill
her place as primary teacher of
the Wesleyan Mei hodist'College.
Miss Harringtoi holds a diplo
ma from the Preparatory Do
partment of the W. M. College
and a first grade certificate from
the Pickens County Board of
Education, and has had some
experience as teacher. In the
Summer school she hopes to
learn the best and latest meth
ods of instructing the little peo
ple and thus make the Primary
Department the very best that
Central is all right, but-there
are rumors! We are not goivg
to vouch for the truth of thei,
but we want to give warning
that the law abiding citizens of
our little city are (etermined to
make it a safe, clean place to
live. It is whispered that there
are ierchants who make "back
door" sales on Sunda y; also that
the drug stores are too free with
their Sunday sales; also, that
sonmething stronger than SOFT
drinks is to be had somlewhere
ini town. "A word to the. syise
is sutflicient."' Th is is the warn -
ing of mercy. We hope the vi
olaters of the law and those
whose dluty it is to enforce the
la w will not compel the people
to take nmatters into their owni
hands. The Amierican publIic
will endulire a great dleal, but
there is a limit and w~heni that
limit is reacH(he~l, BlCWA RE!!
On Saturday, J uly 1st, there
o)ccurred1 one 01 the most pleas
a'..t ev~its of the season at the
home of Mrs. Caroline Row)~land1,
it b)eing Mrs. Rowland's 77th
birthday and was a signal for
the gathering of the clans. All
the clhildren, grand-children
(except two), andI a gr'eat-grand
child were'( pr1esent. The four
generations had theirI pictu res
takeni together. Among the
guests :>f the occasion wereo no
tedl Mr. and Mrs. Chathanm of
(Green vi lie, M essrs J amies and
TIomi Rowlandl, passenger con
(luctors on theO Souithern . The
latter with his family came
from Statesville, N. ('.; Mr.
Clinton Rowland, our genial ho
tel proprietor and family and
Mr. Craig a nephew of M rs.
Rowvland, from Labanon wvith
his family. The visitors brIought
wvell filled baskets, and ice
cream was served, and on the
whole, the dlay was one long to
be remembered by everyone.
We echo the hearty e' a" dha
"Grandma" may see manjt
more happy birthdays. *4*
Mrs. Eddie Dacus,
In meniory of Grandma Da
cus we want to write. She was
87 years of age and had solved
many problems in life, as those
whoknew her best know. We
would like to mention a few of
her trials and sorrows through
which she has passed, and then
like the Psalmist of old passed
through the Valley of Death.
She went into (loath's chilling
waves without a sigh or a frown.
She was the widow of an old
soldier, Orandpa W. M. Dacus,
who died on the field of battle,
and was the mother of eight
Ahildren, so you can begin to see
some of her sorrow through
which she passed and to under
stand that no one without God
-ould stand where she stood.
3he united with the Baptist de
iomination at the age of six
een and died in the triumph of
-hat living faith. Her dying
equest was for the old hymn,
'Must Jesus Bear the Cross
Alone" to be sung at her funer
ii She loved the "Old
Rugged Cross,'' and was a per.
4istent worker, having spent
iiany long hours at the old Lim,)
loom throwing the shuttle too
anmd fro, and it was while sh-e
was thus engagled that the 'sad
news that a band of those foot
sore heroes were bringing the
lifeless body of her husband and
and their comrade from the field
of battle. Ah, how sad, but
he vyas gone, gone to the bourne
from which no traveler ieturi.
I can think how the tears of joy
would flow when grandma and
the children would read a letter
from grandpa, and now in one
of those letters, and this letter
can he produced today, he hi
parts the glad tidings of sins for
She died at the hoIe of her,
daughter, Mrs. B. B. Gilrtrap,
after a lingering illness of sever..
She was tuly a good woman
anld has gone to her rewal.
This little town -was visited by
at, good rainl Saturday eveling,
wvhich wvas very be~neficialI to
t growVing crops.
T'he young p~eople's Iimeeting at
Six Mile, last Sunday, was a
Lr(eat sncess. Prof. Cim m-ave
~to inter(est inmg talk, h is su bjIect
b~ein'g "Pu~1rpose of the Bible."
Misses K atie andi M amie I 'ar
r(ott sp)ent Sunday afternmoon)
p~leasanltl y wvith the M'lisses
tain View chureh Suniday.
D~on't forg(et the all-day sing.
inmg at Six Mile ne0xt Sumnday.
Everybody come, A goodi time
is promised to all wvho attend1.
Mr. Sam Snow, of Simpson
ville, a formier studient of the
Academy, is spendling a time in
and1 around Six Mile. It seemsi~
that Sam likes Si x Mile pretty
Johnnie Bolding, son of N.
Boldinig, was str'icken with con. /
vulsions last Saturday morning.
He is not any better, and there
arec little hopes of his recovery./
Miss Nina (Griflin, of Gates,
attended B. *Y. P. M., Sunday
evening. WeT~ are always glad1
to have visitors come again./
Several of the young people
f romi here attended the singing~
at Rice Creek last Sunday.
A lot of fine( pianos have re
cently been purchased in Six
Mile. Agents have put instru
ments in alrmost every home.