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PICKENS, 8. C
THURSDAY, AJQUST 8 1911.
Internal Amprovemnts, a
It behooes every citizen to 8
look well to improvements o
around ,his own door; each town I
ought to improve its opportuni- '
ties. ind should control its public C
utilities and make them a source u
of revenue; every county should t
study the cost problem thor- r
oughlv. and adopt means and C
measures for saving money-the
chaingang should be self-sus- s
taining, the county farm ought c
to supply the rations for those t
whom, by legal demand, it has t
to feed, and it could furnish feed i
for all stock required, and should .
be so run as to raise the mules c
necessary in the up-keep of its t
roads-these items, alone, mean
many (ollars taken annually
from our borders that ought to
be kept at, home. And even if a
the same amount of noney be e
required to produce this stuff on
the poor farnm, the money re- s
imaills in the county an( circu- y
lates anod (oes gool at hoie.
In the sam11e way a statu should(
look after its owN1 interests n.l( S
save w herever it can. Take Oilr n
penal institutions. The way
the'y are 11 w uln% they cause a Cl
deficit: the Imallagenlent of af
fairs ill ouirstatv is such that 1-e s
have to ollxrate on a credit If
thei olicers thought 111mr N1.t)
Ser'ving ihe p'opIle faithfilI.' l
and less of hioldiig on topice,
things would change y quick.
North Carolina ;ind Georgia
hoth have state. rail road1S, which ij
they lease , for large profits. n
South Cartolina could take her a
onviw.aid bWild a *trunk 'line
from the seaboard to the moun
tains,an( the lease money would
soon put the state on a cash basis c
and help to lower taxes.
We firmly believe a road from
Charleston or Port Royal ~
straight to the mountains wvould
be the greatest internal improve
ment that could be made in our
state. We are also certain that '
North Carolina would meet us
at the state line and carry it ~
across her borders, and believe
that old Tennessee would also E
build to us, and thus open up
her marbile quarries and1 coal #
fields, And this direct line to
the seacoast wvould be a short
haul for these products. Besides t
the local freight and 'passenger
service such a road would do, I
would make it~ a mo1st. valuable i
asset and1 a source of great rev- I
enue to the state.
Nowv, it is not our province tof
say how this road should be e
built, nor to finance the schenme,
but we are satisfied that the
state, either by itself, or bvy in- I
fluencing outside capital, could t
put the de'al through, and1( then
lease the road1 and( make good
mlone~y for thle commlnOnwealthc
b~y the operation.
WVay back yonder, the gigani- t
tic miind1s of Calhoun, Mcluffie
and Haynes, in perspective, be- I
held the vision of the overflow- i
ing cornucopia that would be if la
only a railroad could1( penetrate
the granite wall of the old Blue r
Ridge. Calhoun sought a west- o
erly route, that of the 01(1 "Blue
Ridge Railroad,'" H-aynes want -v
edi a miore central route, anId the \
raiilroad from1 Chester to Lendioir, g
N. C., is practically the line he ~
wished to (establishi, but iomnv
say the Iillie from ('ha rlest on to S
Knoxville, as no0w operated, is I'
the culmination of his dreami.
McDuffie, who happened to b~e o1
the practical side, anld who kne wa
how to follow the transit, pro- n1
nounced these routes imipract- y
cal, indicating that the route of 'is
Calhoun was almost chimerical
and undertook to swerve him R~
and run the line further to the P
-eastward, heading for Sassafras
lap, or Eastatoe Gap, In this
Dunty, claiming it to be the
hly practical place through the
iountains for a road to go.
'here is a gentleman now living
i our county who remembers
11 of this, as McDuffie and a
orps of surveyors spent some
ime at his father's house while
i this section seeking a crossing
ito the golden west.
Railroad activities are [all
round us and Eastatoe Gap will,
ome day, reverberate to the thot
f the locomotive, and while it
iay not be'in our time, it is sure
: come, but if the.state of South
!arolina will step in and take
.p this movement, the map of
his proud and glorious old com
ionwealth will be greatly
hanged in the next decade.
Love of country, faith in our
tate's ability and hope that our
itizens are prompt to see possi
ilities and quick to grasp oppor
unities, makes us sanguine that
idustrial activities have hardly
,et begun in this state, and espe
ially in the northwestern sec
ion of it.
The Sporting Constable.
"Wal," said the constable,
f(er soie parley with Jinks,
.Ceo1ding to Harper's Weekly,
' reckon I know speed when I
01 speed, and, by glory, I'll bet
( .5 Ye w\-as goin' faster'n the
n\V allows. '"
"1I'll )et you1 five I wasn't,"
aid Jinks: "and there's the
Hoe paid the conlstable the( 's'5,
))d resoniled his journIe.
"They is sthilin' in this
jporti'll life aftel all." chln kled
ie Ionstale, as he folded up
ehill and placed it inl his
Rev. C rrim peached a very
iteresting and instructive ser
ion here last Sunday to a large
nd attentive congregation.
Several of* the people of this
lace attended the meeting at
orris last week. The meeting
losed in the afternoon with
Mr. Alber't Garrett, a sales
ian in the "Big Store," wvas a
isitor here Sunday.
The Sundlay school convention
vhich wvas held in the Audito
iumi last week was a great suc
ess. There were 14 graduates
he lectures at the church were
iso good and instructive.
The Sunday schoool here has
~rown to be very interesting.
h'le school was reorganized last
~unday, grading the school into
The young people organized a
larcecu and Philathea class,
ast Sunday, for the young wo
non andl men.
Mr. and Mr's. A. D, Mann and
am ily returi'ed Saturday from
week's visit to the mountains.
L'hey report a jolly good1 time.
Mr'. and Mrs. Claude Curtis
oft last week for an extended
rip through the wvest.
A series of mee('tinigs will be
in here the second1 Sunday and
ontinue for a week. Rev. Cody
4iller, of Willianmston, will assist
lie pastor in this meceting.
The Weslevans have been
arrying on a two weeks' meet
ag here.. Large crowods have
Messrs. Calvin and A lbert Gar'
ett, spent Sundlay at the home
f Mr. M. B. Garrett.
The young peopile's nmeettig
e'as vecry small Sunday evening.
Ve hope the people will not for
et that the meet im? is still
PrIf. ('rini and wvife speuf;
u1ndlay atI the' home of' Mr. A.
Only five weeks unitil school
penis. A lot of the old students,
a well as new ones, are .plan
ing to be back in 'school this
iear. Prospects are very prom
ing for a large school. .
Messrs. Eugene Lewis and
alph Boroughs attended B. Y
U. Sunday evening.
Bnn OF 1 ovE.
Walla Walla, Washington
has adopted the commission plai
Spokane women expect t
have one or more of the mem
bers in the next Washingtoi
South Carolina "terbacky"
now on the market. It is th
finest staple in the world; non
After a while the British lor
will have little else to do for hi
country but marry the Amneri
Warm senatorial cam'paign
are in progress in several ISouth
ern states, including Virginia
Mississippi and North Carolina
Judge Richard Russell, of thi
court of appeals of Georgia, hai
announced his candidacy to suc
ceed Hoke Smith in the govern
Correspondents of the Nev
York Timies are still disputifn
liowv best to make a Itilep. Io1
don't have to make it best: it':
ln refusilg to pick tle priz(
ilfant in a h)aby 1)arade, (1ov
W ilsonl avtle I t ditel init(
p.oliticialn has fallen.
8ai14-1 11,11a I l 'SC S o 11Vr iiP
),an Franlcisco's Inonicipal
election will be held in Septemti
ber, and a hard fight is alreadA
undler way to oust the labor conl
t)rol of the city g fovernment.
Wi, Ieeder, of Connersville,
lnd., has a cork leg. Tuesda\
of last week a dig )it this leg,
gave a v11) of surlise and te(r
ror, and lit out for p1arts un
Accor(ling to the New York
Times, the second battle of Ma
nassas was fought to a draw,
but most historians say "ou
side" was. the quicker on th<
In a little more than a mionti
the Western North Carolim
chinquepin crop will be ripe,ani
Square Meals, from a North Car
olina standpoint, will be availa
ble in that district.
W. D. O'Day has announce.<
himself as a candidate on th
Republican -ticket for cohk~re's
in the 18th Illinois district. H,
will run against Uncle Jo
Edward blay O'Rear, whon
the Republicans of Kentuck;
have nanmed for governor, is 4
years old1 and has been a judig
of the Kentucky court of appeal
for the past ten years.
Mr. Taft~ has consideratel'
thanked the Democrats for sup:
porting reciprocity. A majorit:
of the country's voters will mul
tiply those thanks in Nos emibe
next, says the Columbia State(
Edlward Sundell, for man,
years one of Chauncey M. De
pew's con fiden tialI clerks, ha
compiled a boo0k of 120 page
containing "mottoes, aphorism
and nuggets" from the speeche
of the ex-senator.
School teacher, lawyer, suc
cessfulI newspaper proprietor
member of President Cleveland'
cabinet, and twice governor o
Georgia, epitomizes the career o
Hoke Smith. the new Unite<
States senator from Georgia.
Indiana Democratic leader
are salid to take the view tha
there will lbe such a conifl ict be
tween Gov. Hamon, of Ohio
and1 Gov. Wilson. of New Jer
soy, that the nomination of r
less prominent candidate foi
president will be possible, and
in that ev'~ent the p~arty may3
turn to the Hoosier state for a
leader, Gov. Marshall is cred
ited with having placed the Dem
ocratic party In Indiana on ,its
feet. He is the first Democrat
to carry the ate in nearly 9C
And these scismic
30th without inter
This upheval wi
competitors, and t:
will tumble about
ble for this cha)s, :
owvn business. \\
real greni ne ha8 rgo'
j e<- ini is ( )
cI II l de t1 l' I
Which it was bo
"dead load" of stuf
Wie have gone tl
to p rV.ices. Yo.. cm
right on anything
(Crops are laid bi
good yields and yo
of your cash. We
make you inducen
Among the man
few prices on the f
LACES AND EMBRODERIES
We have decid^ed to cut out
thkis ine, and~ to get rid1 of everyj
yard of it, we will give you.
choice for 3c. per yard. Regular
price on this line runs from 5c
to .25c per yard. Here is the1
place to get your trimmings for
Syears to come.
3 DRY GOODS TO BUR N.
White goods for Summer i
P wear in Suitings,in plain white,
dots, stripes and figured goods.
that will make any one beauti
B Regular Simpson and Ameri
e can goods, that retail the world
s over at 7 1-2 to 12 1-2 cents per
yard. We have these standardI
goods in all colors and patterns,
solid colors, stripes and1 pin head
Seffects. The knife has been 4
run deep in this excellent line
Sandl your choice of design wi'li
. cost you only 5e the yard.
- No use to talk about this linem
We handle only the best (juality.
For (quick sale we offer you the
12 1-2c kind for 10c and 'the JOe ;
quality for 8c.
'I ABLE LIN E N
This is a line we are extra
s strong on and we bought heavi-I
s ly andl put a close price on it;
but to move it (quickly we will 1
sell you our 60~c gradle for 3J9c.
- The red linen is fast colors
and we guarantee it to be uin
'fadable. In fact, the colors will
" be with you when Gabriel blows
F his horn. It is too good to sell
F for any less than the price, I
i which is 50c, but duiring this
sale you can get a pattern for
31c per yard.
WINDOW CUR TAINS.
bNearly anythingr vou might
. wanit in this line. For a verv
small amount you can fix u'p
the spare beCd room 01r renovate
the parlor. By the exp~endituret
THIS Is I
We are making this cut price
time when they can use them, rat
mixed with newv goods. Our cust<
we can save them money we wani
sale. w ours tom las.
se Shocks will Beg
r 15 T F
tremors will cont
11 create consterm
b.eir lofty ideals
their heads. We
ror every man miu
a believe ii givin
Kij (J:billou pai
tL ) bnejillttec; t
our stock u(I rin
ht to he sold, so a.
I over t-o try to fle
wvo'Lh our1' stock a
1. lest assulred1 w
a d thele i;- a fa
U Can n1oW afford
need this money
lents to spend it 1
y spoci-1 bargain
>f a very small amount you can
cet John to Propose and thus
ave an oil bill. Our 12 1-2c
ine. now 8c. All other lines cut
Our line is complete. We can
urnish you with ruost any
hing hero and have cut the
'rice so that it will be an in.
ucement to buy.
L. C. A. Bed Ticking at 15c,
dIattress Ticking 8c.
lickory Shirting at 8c and 10c.
leavy Chevoits 8c
3est grade Drilling 8c.
leavy Sheeting (36 in. wide)
6 1-2 cents.
Checks, Kenilwvorth brand,
somiething new and nobby.
Tuaranteed to be the best
trad1e on the market to go at
mnly the yard, 5c.
)VERALLS, "ND WORE.
These goods are all right
irst-class in every wvay. We
ave the hes~t grade of overalls
it $1.10 that we wvill sell you
luring this sale at 85c. You
ied( these goOdls now andl (can
1Ise them to an adlvantage in the
~vmter'. Buy while the prices
In our line of work shirts we
lave your color, size andl fit.
['hey run from i50c to 75c. Dur
ne this sale, your choice :39c.
SHOES ! SHOESi!
We have gone to the bottom
In men's brogans and women's
vork shoes. We have a good
trade and can give you a close
>rice and guarantee the stock, t
Brogan shoes, same as Stone- g
:rusher and "'Old North State''
vhich sell the world over at
'l-50 per* pair. During this sale
ve will fit your feet for 98c.
.Ladies Kangaroo work sh~oe
vith and wvithouit cap, retails for.
1l.50, but duiring this sale your
ood1 woman can wear a palir of t
hem for 98c.
to give our friends and customers
hier than, carry them over acnd get
>mners have iwnd bvy us andl we a'
dfo do '4). hI''ping to gee your sn
Inue until July
Ltion among 6'Tr
and high prices
are not responsi.
t- take care ot his
Li(e inl whichi they
ve a wo-iffold ob
roIs White it is
le other is to re
g the seaso.i in
1101. t (J.IY a,
cee the pnople On
nd put; the kuite
PI Willrea youl
ir prospect. of a
[o turnI.l lose someI
nuld can afford to
we quote yo.u a.
hewing and Spitting To.
If you want to "spit red1" and
eel big try some of our brands:
Red Meat, 3 plugs for 20c.4
Red Juice 3 plugs for 20c.
Fat Back, 3 plugs for 20c
Sullivan's T. C. 1). (str't) 10c.
Buckhorn, 7 twists for 25c
Soap and Washing Pow.
Octagon soap, 7 cakes 25c. .
(Only small quantity).
Red Letter soap, 7 cakes 25c.
(Only a limited quantity).
Soda Crystal laundry soap, S
akes for 25c.
Wain~5g powders, 7 paclu
We are not running a restaur
mft, but you can, and will make
noney by it. if you buy your
stuff here. The housewife wvill
Ulso (10 well and1 save money too
>y taking adlvantage of our
Wesson Cooking oil, the gal
Karo Corn syrup, a gal. 35c
Good gradle parched coffee 21c
Good gradIe green coffee 16 1-2
Search light matches, 3 boxes
Good Luck baking powders,
Icans for 10c.
Mason fruit jars, quarts per
Mason fruit jars 1-2 gallon 85r
We want not less than a soli
ar load of chic'kens, eggs an
ther' country produce durn
his sale. We will offer you ir
ucements to get it.*
Frying chickens per lb
Eggs perII doz e
IJOns per pound1( c.
Roosters, if they dlon't cro
00 soonl a piece c.
Corn, per bulshels e
the benefit of staple goods a
full price for themi next seas
>preciate their patronage ani
ulling f ace each (lay during I