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PILKENS SENTINEL JOURN
Eitered Apral 23. 1903 at Pickens, s. c. a econtd clas. naall Matter, under act of Congress of March 8, 189ry
41st 'Year PICKENS, S. C, SEPT E MBER 14 111. Number 16
PICKENS S. C.
October 3, 4, 5, 1911
The Biggest and Best in its History.
This Year are the Best to be Had.
P ILENTY OF FREE ATTRACTIONS
Balloon Asctnsions with P1-Iarachute Jumps. High W ire
Walker, who vill do stints on -a tight wvire stretched fiom4 Ihe
top of the4 Masonic em'ple to the Big Store. These' and oth
er attractions and stunts will be giveni free daily.
Ciircuz, M(irry-g4s-rotind, "Nigger Dodger" "Plantation Show" D
and alI such things are not free and mulist be paid fbr to see theill
Big 2-Ring Circus. Forty People
Con-tsistio of highl class Trapese Actid many
other new and startling features and acts usually to
be seen in a first-cl Iss class circus.
Come annd Bring the Folks and
Enjoy Three Days of Pleasure
uOO R IDINCw
- GOOD MUSIC
Don't Forget the Dates- j
OCTOBE R 3, 4, & 5.
PIe, S mn81. .e
Over a Billion for Crop.
"No American cotton crop
ever grown has sold for as much
as the one just marketed, the
total value, including the seed,
having been $1,030,000,000."
This remarkable statement is
contained in the detailed statis
tics of last season's crop issued
by Col. Henry G. Hester, secre
tary of the New Orleans Cotton
With 1,700,000 bales less than
contained in the bumper crop
of 1908-9, the crop just mar
keted netted the South $254,
000,000 more. The 13,511,000
bale crop of 1906--07 brought
$22,000,000 less than the past
As a whole the crop averaged
within a shade of strict mid
dling and the farmer was paid
an average of 14.60 cents per
The report continues:
"In the United States the
mills North and Sou h have con
sumed nearly as much as last
year, in addition to which they
have hiported the greatest
(Iuantity of foreign cottonl ever
brouglit to this country in any
me season. Thus far the use
of foreign cotton in this country
is trifling compared vith the
total consumption, but its in
erease is significant.
"A continued i -tercsting fea
ture is the widening difference
between the quantity of Amer
ican cotton consunied North and
South, the excess of the latter
having increased this season
"6Concerning the North, a
very heavy curtailment of pro
duction was quite general d uring
the later months of the season.
"The complaint has been
made that when cotton strength
ened goods did not advance and
when it weakened goods made
a similar decline.
"The situation recently has
improved, and there is an un
derlying belief that matters will
readjust themselves on a more
satisfactory basis in the near
Secretary Hester puts the crop
of 1910-'11 at 12,210.000 bales,
al increase over that of 1909-'10
of 1,510,427 and a decrease
under that of 1908-'09 of 1,510,
427, and a decrease under that]
of 1908-'07 of 1 ,705,362.
The increase in Texas1 o'ver
last year wvas in round figures
582,000 bales. In the group of
otheri Gulf states, emibracinig
anis, Te~,Inesse M\issouri i, OklIa
homia, Utah, KaLnsas. Ar'izonia,
(Cal ifornia and1 Newv MVex ico, the
inlcrease5( was 704,00)0, and in the
grou p of Atianrtic states, inlctnd
ing NorthI Carolina, South Car
olinia, Georgia, Florida,. AlIa
bama, Kenitucky and *Virginia,
it was 224,000.
The' home consumiption of
American cotton of all kinds1 he
puts at 4,678,000) hales, against
4.6ti5,000 last year. He puts
the worldl's consum ption of
Americman cotton ait 12,034,004)
1balles. a n incrTease over last yea r
of 200,000) and a d ecrease under'
the vear before of 1 ,123,000.
In t lie Sot hI, Mr'. Hester
mna kes the consu mption 22,213
over last, year anid 190,257 under
the year before last.
Fourteen Cents Cotton.
Tlhis year's col~ton cro) wvill be
sold for 14 ('ents1. durIing S(eptemi
her and Octob der, 15 cetts there
after. Th~.~is was the agreemnt i~
r'eached by the cotton -growvers
of the South attending t he Na-.
tional Farmers' Un ion meeting
held last week at Shawnee,
ILittle of the nm('e~ngsna of
the Union have been made pub
lic yet, although the price theo
farmers ask for their cotton,
good roads, parcels post and dab
bling in cotton futures were dis
cussed by the convention.
Members of the Union say
the parcels post will be favored
by the farmers, and that they
will indorse the Scott "anti
gambling" hIll, urohibiting the
use of mail or interstate com
merce for the furthering of con
tracts for the delivery of cotton
where there is no intent to make
The report of the live stock
commission urges diversified
farming and stock raising, and
contains the statement "that
one million additional milch
cows and an equal number of
mother sows properly distributed
through the South would easily
add $10 per bale to the price of
the cotton crop."
The congressional inimigra
tion committee recommends in
creasing the head tax, exclud
ing illiterate adults and the
fininig of foreign steamers for
bringing in this country mmi
Ille action, which was unan
imous, was taken in the adop
tion of the re)ort, of a special
commIttee on minimumi price.
The committee was composed
of cotton -growers, who were
largely influenced by scores of
miessages from all parts of the
South,. manty of which urgod a
llinimun of 15 cents.
CAUSE AND EFFECT
Are both governed by a great
fundamental law of nature.
The same cause that first pro
duced that little defect in your
eyesight will continue it to its
most aggravated conclusioO 1,QI
less arrested by some outN.e aid
sufficiently powerfg! ?to over
come that caeser' Just a little
aid from us td-day will turn the
tide in the direction of a cont
plete cure. We have everY sei
entific appliance for the correct
diaginosis and manufacture of
the right glasses to meet the ex
act requirements in your case.
it costs a trifle to know your ex
act difficulty. Our' motto, "You
satisfied, or your money back,"
has built up for u1s the largest
business in the state. To out
of-towii patients within a ra
dIiuIs of fifty miles of Greenville,
we allow 10 per cent. discount
to the extent of your railroad
fare one way. We- do this that
our out-of-tovn patients may
have the same advatage as ouri
Cionsultinig O)ptomei(triist, pruesu
doent oif Tlhe Globe O)ptical C'o. ,
Mason i( TIem pie, Phone 930,
Messrs. WV. M\. Jones and J.
saty the crops(l) downi there ar~e
NI rs. izzie 1 lester, of ( ee
v'ille, visited her cousin m. \lris.
Zack Smith, of D~acusville, last
M's. Ollie CJapell v'isitedc Mr's.
W.T M. Jones one day last we'ek.
Misses Lela Jones5 and Ida
Phillips took a trip down'm in the
1Dacusv'ille sec(tion last. Hatur
cdav, andl spent the niight with
the f am ily of Mr. J . H. .11lughes.
Miss ida mtet withI several of her
new kin pe'ole( w~hile down'm
IMr i. Toim I 11luges es'or'ted his
"'only'' best girl to her homme
ilMrs. lI[ariet Pi'eeiman visited
Mr's. I )ora L oopr' last Sunday.
M's. W. M. Jone.s visited( Mr's.
J . L. Phillips, Sunday.
Mr~t. Ben Akin did1 nmuch good
by going to Peters Creek, Sun
(day. T~her~e were somei ne0w
girls there, and one of them
sure got str'uck on him. Hur.
r'ah for B' PICKL~d.