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Advertising Rtes Reasonable.
Entered at Pickens Postoffice as Second Class
PICKENS, S. C.:
Thursday, May 21, 1903.
TURNING ON THE LIGaT.
In regard to thk article by the
Commissioners published in last
week's paper, we will say the matter
was dropped, so far as we were con
cerned, but they have opened the
wound afresh and we will have to let
We have not falle-q into any error
or after Mr. Welborn explained the
facts we dropped the matter after
pciblishing the explanation, and on
the other hand we published Mr.
Talley's version of the affair, and
thought he was right, and now we
know he was, for he refused to sign
They have made their excuse; how
well it sets with the taxpayers of
-.Pickens county, we leave our readers
to judge; they have probably heard
the sentiment of some of the voters
strongly expressed already.
In regard to the pier at the Birch's
ford bridge: Commissioner Talley
says it was just as he said; and Su
pervisor Stephens, in our presence,
and the presence of others, admitted
1o Mr. Talley that he (Stephens) and
McAlister did receive the pier, which
was. afterwards rejected by Messrs.
Welborn and Talley. Now, who has
fallen into error here? Messrs. Steph
ens, Talley or us? We leave it for
our readers to judge.
We had thought to leave our
znissioners alone and let the atter
drop, but they c or specifi
cations and we ust say that we can
- A~~' w ythey cannot build from now
*They say they do not object to any
or all of their offcial acts being made
public; we will say we do not mind
making them publie, and seeing who
halloos first. We know whereof we
speak and they do not; for we have
bieoffered a consideration to keep
our mouth shut and they couldn't
Mr. Talley, who is legally one of
the Commissioners is not recognized,
at all, in any of the proceedings and
we want to know why it is. 'Why is
it that Messrs. Stephens and Wel
born will agree on a certain thing and
then turn to Maj. Stewart, their clerk,
to cast the decidinog vote, in place of
Mr. Talley? 'Why not give him a
voice in the meeting? He is a regu
larly elected Commissioner, and draws
his salary as such, and as such is en
titled to a voice in the councils of this
Why is it that they have employed
C. E. Robinson as their attorney, and
pay him a salary, and then ask their
clerk, Maj. Stewart, what the law is,
and abide by his decision, though it
be opposite the advice given them by
their paid attorney.
Will they please answer these ques
K(To be continued in our next.)
SOMEBODY PLEASE ANSWER.
In the Easley Progress, of this
week, is published alphabetically the
"'Quarterly.Report of Commissioners
of Pickens County for .Tanuary, Feb.
ruary and March 1903. Approved
and most all paid."I
In this report we find the following
item: "Bruce, J. McD., interest on
claims, $81.85." Will some one who
knows explain why interest should be
paid on claiins? Has any private in
dividuals who has done work for the
County and been paid with a certifi
cate on the County, ever been able to
collect interest on the same? We
emphatically say "No!" We have
never heard of the like being done
oefore. If the holder of the claim
aded his money he tried to dispose
of it to anybody who would buy, at
,vhatever discount he could get; and
the buyer thereof received "interest"
* y reason of the difference between
.vhat he bought the scrip for and the
ace value of same, when paid by the
2ounty, and the longer he held the
crip the less interest he gets.
Mr. Bruce, the cashier of the Pick
ens Bank, deals in county scrip, shav
ing it at 10 per cent usually, and this
is a fair discount; we have no kick to
make about that; we have no kick to
make about him charging interest on
:hese claims; that is his business-to
end money at interest and make
noney for the stockholders of the
'ank, and we are truly proud he has
neceeded with the bank as well as
e has financially; but we want to know
'hy the Commissioners will pay him:
iterest on their indebtedness when
iey do not pay it to other creditors?
Will some one please answer?
*o not all speak at once.
The Charleston boardl of constrol is
a row~ on account of the election of
Atle buyers for the dispensary in
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DRGED ORDIERS ON PENSION FUND.
"Mrs. Susan Holcombe, a pension.
r, informs us that some one forged
n order from her to the clerk of court,
rew her pension money, and we sup.
ose, skipped out. She gives the
ame of the person who presented
be order and drew the money as J.
Hughes. This may be a ficticious
ame used by the forger to shield
imself from detection. We are in
rmed that this is not the first time
hat pension money has been drawn
in forged orders and the old pen
ioners defrauded out of their money.
he machinery of the law should be
>ut in motion behind these rascals
.d not stopped until they are caught
,nd severely punished for their
rimes. We hope Solicitor Boggs
vill look into these matters."
The above appears in the Easley
rogress of issue May 20, 1903, We
Lo not know Mrs. Susan Holcombe,
.nd the pension roll in the hands of
3erk of Court, A. J. Boggs, does nol
how the name of any such pensioner,
Nerk Boggs dispenses these pension
unds, and no breath of censure car
)e used against him for any failure
o discharge the responsible dutiei
mnd important trusts of his office it
,very way consistent with the welfarE
Lnd interests of the pensioners and
This bald statement charging i
nan with forgery and that upon the
itatement of an individual, herself E
nere fiction, so far as the purposes
)f this case are concerned, is an en
,roachment upon the private righti
)f a citizen and an utter disregard ol
;acredness of private character.
It is more. A. JT. Boggs, as clerl
>f court, and the legitimate custodiai
>f this pension money is made to ap
)ear as dealing out this precious fun
svithout regard for the requirementi
)f the law governing the same, ani
itogether unmindful of the ordinarl
are that a public officer should exer
This fiaringly headed article of oui
ontemporary is not di.
he least coLo- oexcuse-it can't b
ewp e in speaking of it by thi
d name of insinuatiou. It is ai
pen charge of forgery, and meani
that the Easley Progress is showing
to the reading public a total disregari
Df the feelings of a supposedly repu
table citizen as well as the privati
eharacter of one of the most compe
tent and conscientious officials in thi
service of Pickens county.
A little success sometimes make
the small calibred a very blatant per
sonage. Is it possible that becaus
the esteemed Easley Progress an'
the Honorable, the County Commii
sioners of Pickens county and thei
trustful and trusted and esteeme
Clerk have undertaken to solve th
question of the public printing wil
out regard to law, the Easley Progres
is so inflated that it can also violat
the rights and immunities of privat
eharacter with impunityt
There is a good deal of kicking b
the people, that the Commissioners<
Pickens county have been appointin
themselves, and their clerk, as specia
commissioners to lay off roads in thi
county, and have been charging e:
tra per diem and mileage, for sam<
According to the statement of tb
people, and what they say the law is
this is a part of the regular workc
the Commissioners and the Supervii
or and is paid for in their regula
salary bill. We are no lawyer, hi
in justice to our Commnishioners an
the people in general we urgently ri
quest that the special committee of i
Grand Jury having this office und4
their care, look carefully into th
matter, and exonerate our Commil
sioners if they are blameless of th
charge; and if they are not blameles
then bring them up before the courl
and mete out the proper punishment
By all means gentlemen of the jur
give the taxpayers all the light ol
the subject they demand.
In Concord, N. C., Judge Sha
sent up two negroes for twelve yea1
each for stealing a mule. In th:
State they do not give a man thi
much for manslaughter.
A preacher who rescued a gi
from drowning in the Choptank rive
in Maryland last summer has jui
married her-to another man. Ther
is some advantage, after all, in beina
Notice to Road Overeers.
I am informed by the Clerk of th
Board of Commissioners for Picken
county, that the Commutation Roa<
tax accrued in C entral, Pumpkintow:
and Eastatoe townships, was over
drawn last year by the former boar<
of Comissi. ners and the tax colleci
ed for this year has gone to replae
this overdraft, and he instructs me t
notify you to "only fill up such hole
in the roads as will be necessary t
enable the people to travel safely o;
the highways." If this be true, Over
seers, you will so govern yourselve
till other provision can be made fo
the working of the roads.
A. B. TALLr, JL.
Pickens, South Carolina.
Office upstairs (in rear rooms) ove
EBarle's Drug Store. Offers his profeE
dional services to the public.
Notice to Debtorsand Creditors.
Parties having claims against th<
state of Dr. J. J. Morgan, deceased~wil
>resent the same properly attested ti
he undersigned for payment by the firs
lay of July; 1903, Those indebted t<
esad es ntate must makeraytment to
The union meeting of the'second
division of the Piedmont association
will meat with the Enon Baptist
church on Saturday, before the fifth
Sunday in May at 10 o'clock a. m
According to the division as made
at the last union of the Piedmont as
sociation, the following churches com
prise this union and are requested to
send delegates. However, each church
has tze right to send delegates to the
union of itb z oice:
Easley No. . and No. 2. Rock
Springs, George's Creek, Mt. Carmel,
Enon, Reunion, Liberty, Central,
Flat Rock and Refuge.
10 a. m. Devotional exercises con
ducted by Rev. J. W. Sheriff.
11 a. m Introductory sermon by
Rev. D. W. Hiott. Alternate Rev.
F. R. McClanahan.
12 n. Organization. Recess. F
1:30 p. m. Should we make an ef
fort to raise our share of the $65,000
as asked for by the State Baptist con
vention? First speaker, Rev. W. J.
2d. Are we held as much responsi
ble for our thoughts as if we express
them in words or deeds? First speak
er, Rev. A. A. Field.
3d. What spiritual and financial
obligations do we assume upon be
coining church mnmbers? First
speaker, Rev. J. . Dobson.
Sunday.-10 a. . Sunday school
mass meeting. Speakers to be tp;
pointed by the moderator.
11 a. m. Missionary sermon by
Rev. M. F. Samples.
Laban Mauldin, Chm. Com.
J. A. Gulledge of Verbena, Ala. was
twice in the hospital from a severe case
of piles causing 24 tumors. After doc
tors and all remedies failed, Bucklen's
Arnica Salve quickly arrested further
inflammation and cured him. It con
quers aches and kills pain. 25c. at the
IPickens Drug Co., Druggists.
STATE OF SOUTH GAROLINA
County of Pickens.
In Common Pleas Court.
SOMMONS FOR RELIEF.
Complaint not Served.
- M, F. Hester, Plaintiff,
T. Clingman Powell, Catherine.
_ 1ow ~lMary A..AleA rd&(To
seph Pow Williani Powell,
3 Hampton Aiken, Mary Aiken,
3 Leathie Aiken, Conley Aiken,
Martha Aiken,Ephriam Powell,
I Calvin Powell, Pick Allisi
3 Powell, Omie Powell, Liceny
Powell and Emiline Anderson,
TO THE DEFENDANTS, above
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED
and required to answer the complaint in
this action, which is filed in the office of
Clerk of Court of Pickens county and to
serve a copy of your answer to said coin
plaint on thethe subscribers at their office
at Pickens, C. H., S. C. within twenty
-days after the service hereof, exclusive
of the day of such service; and if you
fail to answer the complaint within the
time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action
-- will apply to the Court for the relief de
manded in the complaint.
r1Dated Apr. 1, A. D. 1903.
1 - A. J. BOGGS,
~SEAL- C.C. P.
Morgan, Mauldin & Mauldin.
e To Plaintiff's Attorneys.
ToOmie Powell and Maitha Aikey2
minors over the ages of fourteen (14)
years defendents: Take notice that unless
you procure for yourselves the appoint
ment of a guardian ad litem to represent
you in this action within twenty (20)
days after service of this summons upon
,fyou, the plaintiff will apply to the court
to have such guardian ad litem appoint
ii Morgan, Mauldin & Mauldin,
April, I A. D. 1903.
To Joseph Powell and William Pow
el, and Emniline Anderson absent de
e fendant:- Take notice that the
complaint and the summons of
which the foregoing is a copy were filed
f in the office of the Clerk of Court, Fick
.ens county on the 1 day of April 1 A. D.
r 10, Morgan, Mauldin & Mauldin,
it Plaintiff's Attorneys.
dApr. 1, A. D. 1903.
e NoUce of Final Setulement.
r I will apply to J. B. Newbery Probate
Judge for Pickens county on the 11th
day of June 1903 for-a final settlement
p with my wards, Nora Rebecca Edens,
Margaret Edens and Kate Vilanta Edens
and ask to be dismissed as guardian.
A. K. Edens,
Would that we eeuld
ISHOUT FROM -EVERY HOUSE-TOP
w s tsrength ea annein voiees
SMONEY BACK IF IT FAIL.S.
r Prce 50c and $1.00. Trial Bottle Free.
Notice of Election.
There will be an election held at
the Latham School House of
school district number 17, on May
e 30, to vote on a special levy of 2
s mills on all the taxable property ot
i said school district. Funds accu
mulated thereby to be applied for
-purposes in said district. The
i Board of Trustees will act as man
-agers of election. The election to
e be conducted according to rules
Sand regulations laid down in the
By order of County Board of
-R. T. HALLUJM,
r Co. Supt. Ed.
Niotices of Final Settlement.
I will apply to J. B. Newbery Prob
ate Jndge of Pickens County on the 28th
day of May, 1903, for a final settlement
with my ward, Hattie Harris, and ask
to be dismnised as guardian.
James A. Hendricks,
3. A. Mo3GA'N. T. J. MAULDIN. IYT X. XAULDIN
MORGAN. MAULDIN & MAULDIN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
PICKENs, S. C.
Prettce in all the courts. -Prompt attention
given to all business. Offce always open. j86
Many school Chindre= are Siekly.
SMother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children,
tused byMothe Gray, a nurse in Children's Home
N ew ,r Breaku Cldsin 24 hours, cure Fe
verishess, Headsche Stomach trounles, Teeth.
1 --. - --
THE "tMORTGAGE LIFTER."
;ome of the Good Points of the Bo',
the Farmer's Friend.
Diversified farming is real farming
Lmd from experience is determined the
nost profitable farming. A man can
ngage in cattle raising on a ranch
nd is thus only a ranchman, or he
an have large fioeks or , ds of sheep
fnd is a herdsman, but I. is the gen
ral farmer, the diversified farmer,
hat engages in hog raising. The hog
s one of the important links .or cogs
n the wheel of farm operations. To
L certain extent the hog is an economic
lepartiment. He converts the byprod
ict that might otherwise be wholly or
>artly lost into merchantable pork.
Ele gleans in the grainfields and is an
portant feature to the dairy. He is
:he farmer's money maker and the
armer's mortgage lifter.. So true is
his that it has come to be a saying In
*peaking of hogs as "mortgage lifters,"
lelares the American Swineherd.
No other animal can turn out so
many pounds of meat or grain from
the quantity of grain fed him as can
the hog. He is a machine to convert
reed into a merchantable production
which is unequaled by any other ani
mal. The improved hog can be con
erted into cash as quickly as a crop of
This, therefore, makes it easy for
the grain farmers of the northwest to
Dhange from exclusive grain growing
into a grain and stock raiser. No oth
er animal can be as 'comfortably
housed at so little expense as hogs.
Cattle and horses require large barns
that are costly and expensiv~e In com
parison with the quarters that can be
arranged to protect the hogs in com
fort from the weather. They are a
quick asset on the farm and can be
converted into money about as speedi
ly as a government bond any day of
The meat of the hog that is fed on
the grains of the farm or grasses or
fruit is as healthful and wholesome
as any meat that is produced.
The hog is justly, therefore, the farm
ers friend, paymaster and "mortgage
lifter." It is from the sale of hogs that
the debts are paid, that the Improve
ments are made on the farm, that the
children are schooled, carriages bought
and that the farmers have become rich
from producing. The hog Is an Impor
tant factor, yet as a general thing he
gets less care than any other animal
upon the ?arm. While there Is no other
animal In which care will pay so well
as the hog, the farmers should give
more thought to his comfort, to his
breeding, to his feeding and to his
In this day and age of progression
which has reached the farm the com
petent and enterprising farmer will
consider it a great opportunity to have
the privilege of subscribing for a paper
devoted exclusively to the farmer's in
terests in the hog.
Notice of Election.
There will be an election held at
the Calhoun school house in school
district No. 8, on May 30th, to vote
on a special levy of two mills to snp
plement the school tax of said dis
trict. The Board of Trustees will act
as managers of election. The elec
tion to be conducted according to
rules and regulations laid down in
the school law.
By order of County Board of Edu
cation. R. T. Hallunm,
m21w2. County Sopt. Ed.
J EWE LER.
Always on hand a select
stock of Jewelry, Wa1;ches,
Clocks, Cuff Buttons, Brooches
&c. A few sets of Silver
Knives and Forks, Tea Sets,
Repairing promptly done
gijgellison's store room in
the Lathem Block, Easley, S. C.
COME TO PICKENS
and bring your
Do as you did a few
years ago and sell
y our produce to . .. .
J. D. MOOREs
I will sell yon goods
as cheap as ever be,
fore. Bring me your
Chickens, Eggs, Raw
Hides, Beeswax, Tal,.
low and anything you
want to sell or buy.
L'I pay Cash or Trade.
A sallow complexion, dizziness,
biliousness and a coated tongue
are common indications of liver
and kidney diseases. Stomach and
bowel troubles, severe as they are,
g ive immediate warning by pain,
but liver and kidney troubles,
though less painful at the start, are
much harder to cure. Thedford's
Black-Draught never fails to bene
fit diseased liver and weakened kid
neys. It stirs up the torpid liver
to throw off thd germs of fever and
ague. It is a certain preventive
of cholera and Bright's disease of
the kidnevs. With kidney. re
inforced 'by Thedlford's Black
Draught thousands of persons have'
dwelt immune in the midst of yel
low fever. Many families live in
perfect health and have no other
doctor than Thedford's Black
Draught. It is always on hand for
use in an emergency and saves
many expensive calls cf a doctor.
Mullins, S. C., March 10, 1901.
I have used Thedford's Black-Draught
for three years andlhave not hado ogo
to a doctor since I have been taking it
It is the best medicine for me that is
on the market for liver' and kidney
troubles and dyspepsia and other.
~ ~- .~,
"I suffered terribly and was ex
tremely weak for 12 years. The
doctors said my blood was all
turning to water. At last I tried
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, and was soon
feeling all right agam.
Mrs. J. W. Fiala, Hadlyme, Ct.
No matter how long you
have been ill, nor how
poorly you may be today,
Ayer', Sarsaparilla is the
best medicine you can.
take for purifying and en
riching the blood.
Don't doubt it, put your
whole trust in it, throw
away everything else.
$1.00 1 bofile. All druggists.
Ask your doctor what he thinks of Ayer's
Sarsaparilla. Hie knowsall about this grand
we will be satisfied.
ol aiymedicine. Follow his advice and
J. C. &YR Co., Lowell, Mass.
A Close Secret.
"Mabel says her engagement to Char
le is a seeret."
"I should say It was. Charlie doesn't
know it hiuself yet."-New York Jour
They are losers who sit stewing
On the bench when it's too late.
Show that there is so.4.hing doing
When the ball comester the plate.
"There's no use going through life in
"I see that you are not an automo
0 ALL OF 'EM SM
H IG HP
..But when in need of
call and we will make
We have always o:
Groceries at Lowest Pr
II\ are now arriving, Wil
call and see them when
Our Notion Department is
s "the same goods for less xio
he same money." Y
WYATT & (
The Oldest Dry Good!
The Original West E
I can supply all of your wants
Dry Goods, Not
My house is full of new Sp
bought at the lowest Market
cheap as good reliable goods
sible to tell you intelligently c
advertisement, but if you will
give us pleasure to show you
lowest price that such goods<
in ladies goods from a cheap*
White Goods are yery strong
strong line of Men's and Woi
~suit al-High Cuts, Low Cu
Shoes. It will cost you nothi:
Some people say they save m<
buying. Polite attention gua
A. K. F
West End. G
One 5 room house, Lot 70x210.J
Two 4 room houses, Lot 70x210 fe
Two nmcely shaded lots, 100x200, fi
One Farm-comprising seven ty-ol
cultivation and only lj miles fromi
$14.00 per acre.-147 acres on S<
two cotton mills. 75 acres in culti
The wood alone on this place wort
one will be ahead of you.
130 acre farm near Six MilIe chur
heart timber; 60 acres in cult' ro
For further inomt call on
Corner Main aind
Wa~ushuigton S ts.
0, $3.00. .
4E, S. C.
nything in our line give us a
?U feel good.
ihand a full supply of Fresh
es. Our Spring Dry Goods
1tell you about them later, but
ull of Bargains. Our motto
y, more and better goods for
urs for trade,
ASLEY,. S. C.
Firm in Greenville.
d Dry Goods Store.
ons and Shoes,
rng and Summer Goods,
rice and will be sold as
can be sold for. It is impos
describe my goods in this
call at my store. It will
hat we have and give the
an be sold for. Anything
awn to a fine silk. My
Men's Dress Shirts. A
rens Underwear. Shoes to
, Fine Shoes and Cheap
gto look at my goods.
ney by looking here before
et, Price, *600.00.
e, Price each, 400.00.
et, on corner, 500.00.
Pickens, price, 854.00.
othern Railway two miles from
vation, 12 acres good bottom land.
the money. Come quick or some
OR young men and all
nobby dressers-made on
entirely different lines from the
ordinary ready-to-wear suits
because it is distinctive in cut
To wear one means to be
properly clothed; 'tis said "The
clothes make the man," but
we sell the "clothes that make
9 - -
DID YOU EN"
Yes, we are going to continue the bsiness fou
W. H. PICKENS.
We are pleased to state that our stock is larger
complete than ever before. If you need a Cook
Range, we have Brand New Patterns for you to cho
The Box Oven is the latest style of stove. Come an
In the past we have sold PAINT and OIL to a numoe
very particular folk. The result was satisfactory, both to
and the buyer. We want YOUR patronage in this
LARGEST STOCK, RIGHT PRICES, make a good co
nation; we have both.
Best of Sheet Metal work executed on short notice.
are offering splendid bargains in China, Agate, Tin and GI
Goods. Awaiting your inspection of our stock, we are
W. H. PICKENS SONS.
WHa. A. RICHEY'S.
Whaebought the largest and most com plete stock of Rel'
chndise this Fall that we have ever carried, with the estes
in New Goods and Low Prices. We~ invite a co so
n South Carolina in Styles, Quality, Quanitydnd- Price.
lead the procession this Fall and will not be undersold by
will be easy for you to buy at Richey's when you stop an
pretty goods and get the prices, and it certainly will pay yo
saved is a dullar made. Do yopr trading at Richey's and save
We can show7 you exceptional values in Dress Goods in Blaok
all Grades atnd Prices. Beautiful WVaist Flannels in Plain aia .L.
elegant lune of Dresses and Trimmings-special values.
We make a specialty of' our Shoe Department. We have'
grades for Ladies, Men and Children. The best makes from
ractories in America. Buy your Shoes from us and you will
We guarantee satisfaction.
DOMESTIC DEPARTMENT COMPLETE
Good Calicoes. Good Outings, Good Red Flannel, best
White Homespun, best Canton Flannel, best Checked Homespu
No matter what prices are quoted you we will sell you for I
H. A. RICHE
MiTHE CHEAPEST STORE IN PICKENS.i
NEXT THIRTY DAYS,
For Cut Prices to suit the Dull Season on
GLASS \ CROCKERY-WA
TIN-WARE, JEWE L -,
A Full line of
Canned Goods, Pickles, Oat Meal,
Cakes, Candies, Fruits, Nuts, Te
- Molasses. e The Best Chees. art
Used and recommendedl by all the S try raiser.
Agps LiquSb olisli.
Country Produce taken
in Exchange for Goods.
MRS. K. L. CUR ETON & CO0
Sterling Silver HollOW-wareI(
Stei ling Silver Flat-wa
ut lasArt PotteryslBric-a-Brhac
Diamns, Watches cia~ ,V
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