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41st Yeae PICKENS. S. 0.. AUGF78T 31, 1911.
**School days are rapidly ap
Vproaching. Many intend going
to school here, while some will
be'off to college hustling for an
education, which is a very
important thing to hustle for
.John Gilstrap, who lives east
of . here, is very ill, suffering
from a paralytic stroke.
Mr. Bud Burgess was kicked
on his abdomen' by a horse Sun
day 1morning, from the effects
of which he died late the same
-afternoon. He was buried Mon
_day morning at Six-and-Twenty
onArtdi, in Anderson county,
near where he-was raised.
-We understand- there was a I
-shooting scrap at Norris, Satur
, day evening, in which two ne
pgroes were shot, one with a
shotgun and the other with a t
pistol. The former was seri
ously hurt, while the latter was r
not i njured, and escaped.
.Two brick stores are under
-way here. M. A. Boggs and
W..- S. Chapman are having the
-work done. When completed
it will be another ste)) toward
imaking the east side of Iecond
street a solid bl)ock.
Fodder-pulling is now on and
cotton-picking has conimenced.
.S. W1. O'Dell brought to thisl
market on the 126th the first new
bale, which he sold to T. N.
Hunter for 124c. Liberty wVent
t0 the front with the first new
bale in the county last year.
WX"hat has she done on that line
this year?-this one, about 27 f
days earlier than last year. We 0
take it for granted that Liberty
is again in the front. C.
Mexican W Vliar..
"How many South Carolina
veterans of the Mexican war
sur~ive?" The question came
up in conversition at the state
house with Mr. W. 1). McLaurn, C
,late land agent, and as a result
he and a newspaper man dropped
in to Mr. A. S. Salley, Jr., a
secIetary of the State Historical t
conmission, says the Columbia 0
Mr. Salley said that he under- t
stpod there were four Mexican 0
war survivors, all veterans of t
the Palmetto regiment: James N
Alfred McKee. Easley; Matthew If
B. -Stanley, Marion county:
Joseph Culbreath, Jontn, nd ~
J., J. Martin, now living at East C
Point, Ga. It is p)ossible there
an others, andl if so it is hoped (
the publication of this article ~
will bring the fact to public a
It was the Palmetto regiment c
which captured' the works of
Santa Anna at Cherubusc'o- t
'-dich is not Cherub~usco, by the ~
way. In f'hat attack the regi
ment lost both Col. Pierce M.
Butler' and Lieut. -Col. Dickin
son, and Major Gladden was
The negro body-servant who
br ught Lieut. -Col. D)ickinson 'sI
bofly b~ack to the family home
in Kershaw county died only a
short time ago, ,and was buriedI
with honors at Camden.
There are a number of Mexi
can war soldiers surwiving in
different parts of~ the country,
co ncerning i m it is mistak
Ingly thought they wer'e mem
1)ers of the Palmetto regiment,
when in fact theynvere mem..
Der's of another South Carolina
reginment, r'ecA'ruited later, which
(lid not see service afield, the
rx closing just as they reached
Vera Cruz. Maxcy Gregg was
Out in Hunnewell, Kansas,
neeis a woman mayor who
seems to wish that she could get
b~ack to her knitting.
MARIETTA, ROUTE 2.
Mr. W. M. Jones and daugh
ter, Miss Leila, were pleasani
visitors to Mr. and Mrs. H. L.
Jones Saturday night.
Mrs. Jessie Hendricks visited
Mrs. H. L. Jones Sunday after
Mrs. J. L. Phillips, who has
been % ery ill with fever is soie
better at this writing.
Misses Janie and Ada Ander
;on visited Miss Minnie McJun
cin last week.
Mr, Eugene Hinton of the Mt.
Jarmel section visited in this
Mrs. W. M. Jones visited Mrs.
5unnie Stansell last week.
Mrs. Willie Hendrix and
laughter, Mrs. Eva Turner of
Pasley, were in the Table Moun
ain section Sunday.
There was a baptizing at Mt.
[abor Sunday there being seven
andidates to whom the ordi
iance was to be administered.
Miss Leila Jones visited the
)acusville people (1u ring the
)rotracte(d meeting;' a t Praters
Well, for fear this should find
ts way into the waste basket I
Vill close. Come on -ll of you
*The Old Cotton-Planter."
The subject chosen is crop
o1nditiolls in Collin counity,
An olt resident and wealthy
armer asserts that this is the
:reatest drouth i forty-four
In a period of eight years, in
luding the two dryest in 1886
0 at887. a tenant farmer on
ay farm aVeraged seven-eighths
f a bale per acre and forty
ushels corn per acre and about
orty bushels oats: I kept a ree
rd of his cropping, and there
ore can speak advisedly.
While the yield on my farm,
mong my twelve tenants and
heir families, equaling seventy
ne in number, has not averaged
uite three -fourths of a bale and
hir'ty-five bushels corn. strictly
n the share system, yet this is
lie only year in the past ten
-ears that corn was a total
The present prospect bids fair
or from one-half to one-third
.a bale of cotton per' acre.
The loss of a corn crop to
)ollin county, Texas, is not
asily estimated, and therefore
matter 'which we farmeurs
aust (10 the hest we can to tide
>ver its serious loss until 1912.
We hope at least to raise (cot
on eniough to pay~ our1 taxes and1(
o buy 'ornU enough to feed our
()ams) and eat flour1 bread,w~hich
U~nder' the ne customis and
vays thie. fraternal feeling is
reater', and much aid ('an be
giveni under the co-operative
lan as exists in 'the Farmers'
Union and Woodmen of the
Thlere has been a goodl deal of
low-peas, milo maize and Kaftir
Jorn'I planted, w.hich, with sea
;onable rains, will give us ample
Besides, there is plenty money
seeking inlvestments in Texas.
which in a measure help the
Carmers ouI in their loss of a
3orn crop, Aaron Coffee, "The
Did Cotton-Planter." - McKin
ney (T'ek.) Cor'. H-ome & Farm.
Abbeville. Anderson and Easley,
Mr. M. N. PalIterson. of this
city wvill leave this afternoon
for New York, where he goes
in the interest of the proposed
Abbeville, Anderson & Easley
This is the second trip 3&'.
Patterson has made north i the
interest of this proposed liin,
and while there is nothing as
yet to be given oub for pubika
tion, there is every reason to be
lieve that the chances, for what
is just at this time a projeet,
will really materialize.
Mr. Patterson is, a very modest
man and fully realizes that he
will have much. to. contend. with
in interesting Noutibhern capital
in this enterprise.
There is no.question,.however,
but what he has sacceeded: re
markably wellI so fain.
Any one at all familiar with
the section of the-country thro'
which Mr. Patterson hopes. to
have the line built cannot but
realize that it is one of the most
fertile and mroductiwe sections, of
Anderson county. It is- prima
rily an agricultural. section. The
farms are all well cutivated and
by the most modern methods.
The farmers are all- prospercus
and are anxious for lbetter'trans
Many of the most substantial
ones have unhesi.tatingly ex
pressed their desire for such a
line as the proposed one, and
stated that they would give
whatever financial aid was
within their power to make the
project a reality, and they are
in a )osition to gLve. very sub
Mr. Patterson's efforts may
prove fruitless, and. yet there is
every reason to-believe that they
wvill not. Besides-, t is only a
questien of time until such a
line will be built..
Conditions in the section of
country referred. to have reached
that point where- there must be
better transportation facilities.,
The people are demanding
such, and with that desire and
the money that they can con
iWnd they cannot but get the
relief they seek.--Anderson Mtail
One On. the Senator.
rhe- deafness of Senatox-r Me
Enery,. of Louisiana, is well
known.. He is able to hear but
little of the senate debates,. and
is obliged frequently to- ask for
information as to pendi ques
tions before voting.
One day one of thc Washing
ton correspondents, desiriing to
see the senator on business, sernt
iin his card. Senator- McEnery
cameb out into the lobby, and~
the corresponident, placing his
mouth at the statesm'an's ear,
"Senator, have vou got any
A look of astonishment came
over McEnerv 's face, Putting
his hand in his pocwket he pulled
out a e~gar, and handing it to
the newspaper man,stalked back
into the senate. H1-e went over
to the seat of the late Senator
Pettus, of Alabama, and said:
"'Some of these ne wspaper fel
lows are mighty funny in their
ways. One of them (cailed me
out just now and asked me for a
cigar." -Washington Post.
I A Pair of Clingers.
The preachers fuss,
A nd still John Astor
Wont let, go.
IAnd wve believe
Tlruth must be right
in John's place we'd
1Hang on as tight.
eline, wve trowv,
We'd hang on, too
Think of that dough!
New York is now a city of
five million souls, and nearly all
of them nenid aving.
A lynching in Pennsylvania
does not excuse a similar exhi
bition of 1awlessness in South
Carolia ox'anywhere else .
But it must be.said in theIorn
line of Southern lynchirgs, a
list much longer than we would
have It be;'there is none-that
reaches in atrocity the burning
alive of the negro at (oates
The wretoh had shot andikill
ed a policeman who was trying
to arrest him. He had not ooni
mitted the-nameless crine for
which alone in the South lynch
ing was for many years- the
When his attempt to eseape
was about to end in failure -the
negro haditried to committsui+
cide, shooting himself in, the
mouth. He was evidently a
Taken to, the hospital sothat
his wound&, might be treated,.
instead of. to the jail, he was,
bound toithe bed in ordor, that
lie might not escape.
The mob stormed the defense
less hospital, not a guarded jail.
They did not take out a kick
n<, ighting prisoler, n1or Oven
mIe O (owed by fear, but a man.
JOuld, hand aid oot. holples.
They did not hang him to a
;ree and, shoot him fuliof holias,
is is. the approved. lynching
ashion.. but they put. the bed in
i pile- of grass and tra.w and
,et firb to the pilw. with. the
iving. negro strapped.to - the-bed.
He was burned to death-the
nest horrible of deaths.and. per
iaps.the most painful.
At any rate, it was, the Indi
min ception of4 extreme crn
aty,. the extremni- of torture in
ill lands and in all ages,
They say thoie were. a thou
;andvl men in tha-mobe that they
mene blindfold ad with handker
!hiiefs, and that they may never
)e- known, though. the usual
'rominent eitizens" were pres
at and paricpated,
All of which. 'has a familian
In Okkebhoma,. which is not 'so
ar from hndian days as 'he
ommonwealth of Willam
? enn, :n- Oklahoma the saime
lay--nd that was unday--a
nob aLso. burned a negro, but
hey killed him first, and he
vas accused not of murder', but
>f a crinu+ against a wvomani.
If there he any degrees in
awlessness, the O)klahioma out
age wvas niot as heinou)fs as the
Rut af ter all, ~overy lynching ,
md all lynchlugs carry the
When men permit their pri
rneval p)assions to have full
play, w-heni tthey become as the
beasts and forgetting lawv, for
gett ing con vention, forgetting
human rights, take into their
ownI hands the wreaking of von -
geance, the result is dograda
tion and nothing else.-Columi
The Dog Man's Best Friend.
Man's best friend in dumb) an
inmal creation is the dlog. Some
there may be who wvill dispute
the assertion, for there are men
who hate dlogs. It is beCcaulse
they do not und~erstand thenm,
have never made an effort to
undm~erstanid them, or have never
giv'en theum a chance to prove
Many vear's ago we read the
late Senator Vest's tribute to
dogs. Col. Jimu Nevin, of the
Rome (Ga.) ribune,11 ~C reetly
referred to this tribute by the
eloquent Missourlan, and tells
how the distinguished states
man came to deliver it.'
A.the story runs the -noted
Miseenrian waseattendin.i court
in ani interior MissourI i town,
andV while waiiag for - the trial
of a ease whiohnhe. was- ixter,
ested in, was tugesiby -thetattorv
neys, Ln a dog oae to help them.
Woluminous, evidence- vx.as,in
trodtwed to show thatthe.de
fend'ant had shot the d16 ir
maIke, whilot other.- evidonce
won't to show that the.do had
attacked the dRdoendant. .
West took no-part in the-trial
anl not dispceedl to -speakk .the
atbowneys, however, urged him.
B'eing thus, urged, he arose,
scanned the face of every jury
man for a monment, and saidd:
"AGentlememrol the Juy'-Thj
beat friend au, man has-4n -the
word may tuvn against him and
become his emmy; ,his, sen O
daughter that he ha.* rearad;
wiith loving:.amre may prove nm.
gmratetul; these who ara -nearvest:
a-nd dearest -to us, those.-whi.
we trust with our hapmwiess and
er good mame iay become
traifors to. this faith.. Tho
toney thb- a man hasi -i a.ay
lose; it flifim' away romI him,.
perhaps wh-Aeni he needs it iost.
A man'- ieputation :.nay be sac
rificed in. a, mnoment Zdill-cosid,
ered aclion.. The people.
are pro:e to fall on their hiees
to do us honor w'he(l success is
with us, may be the first to
throw AstMone of . nal il en
failure settles its (vud upon or
"The-one absoittely umnselsh
frienaithat a nxiuican lww in
this selfifsh Oieia the, no. that
nevcor deserts hiftn, the one- that
nevayr proves umgauiiW or
treherous, is his dog. iman's
dog-stands by him in prosperity
and' in poverty;.in hoaibi and in
siokness. 11. will s'ep, on the
cAMd ground, whore, at wintry
winds blow.-, He. willl kiss the
hand that has no food. to offer,
he will lick to -wounds and scees
;hhat come iencowater with, the
roughness. of bldie world, He
guards thi-slieol, of his pauper
master as if he were a prince.
When alliobbom- friemds desert,
he remiains. When riches take
wings and: uitijttation falls to
pieces,. he. its.- constant in his
love as.the smi is in its. journey
through, the. heavens.
"I Q missicatune drives the mas
ter forth aii outcast in the world,
friend less and homeless, the
fa~IJil dog asks nohigher priv
ilege than that of acconmpanyving
him to guard him against his
"'Andi when the last scene i4
all comes, and death takes *3be
master ini its emblrace and~ his
body is laid away in the cold
ground, no matter if all other
friend(s pursuel~ their way,. thero
by the graveside will the nioble
dog be0 found1, his head between
his paws, his eyes sad, hut openl
in alert watchfulness, faith ful
and true, even in death."
Vest sat diown. Hie had
spoken in a low voice, wvithout
a gesture. He made no refer'
enice to the evidence( or1 the merits
of the case. When he finished
judge andl jury were wiping
The juriy filed ont, bult soon
retulrnied with a verdict of $.500)
for the plai tiff, whose dlog was
It was Said that some of the
jurors wanted lo hang tihe di
The True Sentiment,
Ex-Gov. and( U. S. Seniator
elect Vardaman, of~ M ississi ppi,
was asked by a ne wspaper mian:
"'What is your opinion of the
peace pact between the United
States, France and England?"'
Mr. Varnimn ,...,ii.
"War is baibavic. The imi -
poveuishment of' the toiling milA.
Iions for the maltenance of
atuntes- and mios is.a:cetjnir
diebim of our ither in the re
ligion of the Ptinee of,: Beace.
7stamps us a worMii ofliam and
"I believe im:f ai army largel
.nouglk to do pollbe-duty ,h, timne
pf peace, a navvsebrong enough
to-protect legiti.ati.interesto -in
"If the:United States would
Pody tierth In 'tw-matioinal. life
nore of the Divine-spirit of the
Goldent Rule Aid.I. less, -cf-r the.
danmiaMe spirittof.: the, rmleof
gold,. it would leadi the world-to
P place of moivi exaltation
'where internatiomal, disputes
wouhli be settledt. by. aobitki'ai.
lion. rakhor thun; by fowe. of
W- had noksem the Jolkw.
ilig. paxagraphb otm the COlleton
Ptoiss. and Standard until-we
saw it reprint4dilia, the Obso-rvei-'
o.ff* Tisasday: :
"Bit why notiice tho-vapor
ings e#a goxrno;r wNhcse.syi
;pathies are f ith :ihe licp per e-ol
m t i lntouti. of thi-sitate
.I goeirnor ''..hO. is rejorted to
have stoppe:4 mt; a bll tiger
a nd treated a (toierie ei'. friends
the-morning:*ho mus ina gtrated
as the chief omecutive a'Ilicre of:
the soveri4 state Soitli
Just how :uty reputLtAe la'vs.
paper in .n-di1b Carolina coul(d
pia~lai surAh, a, reppat-: ian th-e
flist instanqes. wye camlot uider
Lt4and, andi we are- sure the
Obsierver ()aimMl not hative observ
ed the pamagraph casely,. or. it,
led itself bo. give thm. paragraph
fu nrther. camrency.,
It was 1iown tozeaver.y news,.
paper man, in Sc4th Chmlina,
and mQodertiainil.1 to our- New.
berry (ofxntempoUvry,, taab Mr.
Blease. got, up .Vuti off a berd. of
serioun.ehss to-go to Colnnuhia
to take the oath of offkee..
It oktght. to oolmlm. withuhlh the
easy recollection of e(Very news
paper man in South. Carolina
thatih.e 'm oillpallioal by Iis
iphyician,. Iv.. W. G... Ul1musen.1,1
and that Dr. Hloiseal romained
ith. him ini( 1aunha until
afer- the. anth ot otice was
taken. b ing i support the.
governort up the hall1 of the.
.se15 ot f tepresatatives on .s
way to it' spe1aker's stan~d in.
take the oath.
If the govemnor hadt b~eenl. so,
incli4 d,.' it outght to comfe w V)hi.m
tihe easy5 rOcollec'tion of e'very
newspaperh('1 m)anI ini thet stato
that it would hmave' bseen .a phy..
ical imIpossibility for (lhet gov
ernort~ to have visi ted(~ ao hiid tiger
We canl see no (xcuse for the
pubhlienition of any such report.
It is no wonder that Mr.
Blease shonld be omhitterevd
against; a pr'ess that wvould in,
duilge in such warfare: and
what is o.tf far more vital im
p~ortan(e, it 1s no( wonderO that
the popeI are't comning to pa~y so
lit tle attenition to what app1ears
in the newspaperis inl rogard to
p~ulic mlenl, andi that the pr'ess
has lost so muhlch of its inifluience
in shaping the' polley of the.
'state. -Newherry HferaIld and
We wish to thank the goodl
Peo(ple who so kindly helped us
ini tiht si(ckness and( death of our
dear 1mnother, Mrs. Catherine
Mauildin. May the great God
above he with them through
temptation and~ sorrowv, and that
being faithful over a few things
Gohd will make them rulers over
many things, is our prayer.