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SEutored April 28, 1903 at Pickenit, H. C., as seo nd oaWs Inntt.r nuder act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
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' W. T. McFALL, J. S. WILSON, F. E BRUCE.
President. s Viei -Pres. Sec. & Treas
_4The Pickens Oil Mill Company,*
4r'.-Cotton Seed Meal, Hulls, Oil and Linters.-"*
Ginning Cotton A Specialty.
Capaoity 50 Bales Per Day.
R. H. CURETON, Mgr.
'Our Ginnery is Now
Day and Night
Bring us Your Cotton,
SECRETARY INTERIOR CANADA AND THE EMPIRE.
Sir Froderick Borden Makes Address
at Military Banquet.
MAES Montre-ai, Oct. 23.-At a banquet ten
dered Iin his honor by the military
Alpropriations Necassary to men of Montreal, Sir FreJerick Bor
don, minister of militia, has made
Conduct Affaira. the following statement regarding Can
- ada's contributing to the defense of the
THE REQUIREMEN TIS $156W0,0,000. empire:
"We owe a duty to Great Britain,
This Is About $3,000,000 Less Than and we have discharged th-at duty in
Appropriation For the Current Year. the past by being prepared to take
S ecare of our own territory. I insi:.6t on
Proposed Reduction In Pension Bu- this. and I have no hesitancy in say
reau and Indian Office, ing !t, that if the people of this coun
try should see fit to expend money
Washington, Oct. 23.-The secretary for military purposes or for purposes
of The interior has complote,! and for- of defense, they shall have control of
Warded to the sc'retary of tre treas- that money themselves and shall not
ury hil estimate of the appropria.- hand the money over to any body,
tions niecessary to contluct the affairs whether it be the London war office
of the interior department for the fils- or the first lord of the admiralty, tc.
cal yrti ending June 30, 1905. 'I spend for them. That is the prin
estimnate places the total requirement ciplo which I lay down as a Canadian,
for the departient at $156,00-0,000, and I believe it a sound principle. If
Which is about $3.000,000 less than the we are able to defend our our country,
appropriation made for this year. The we will contribute better than in any
proposcd reduction will be made in other way to the safety, maintenance
the pension bureau and the Indian of- and integrity of the empire,
lice. "Under the present system, Cana
The estimate for pensions is $136,- da's military forces are under the com
&-.,000, or $1,700 less than the appro- mand of a British officer. This state
platica made for this yoar. There ' ment is regarded as most significant
is a cut also of $1,300,000 in the erti- In view of the Alaskan boundary deci
mate for the Ind:lan bureau. sion."
The reduction in the pension esti- Sir Frederick also said that the gov
conducting the affairs of the five civ. ernnent would estabtish a training de
ilizeil tribes of Indians is $259,695. pot for 200 men in Montreal -next year.
The reduction in the pines5ion esti- --
m-ate is due to a calculation of deaths REGISTER VIGOROUS PROTEST.
of ponsioners made by the commis
saoner of pensions. i Terms of Alaskan Boundary Award
Caused Much Displeasure.
IN MEMORY OF SHIBBONA. Vancouver, B. C., Oct. 23.-The ran
couver Liberal association hain regis
Monument Erected to the Chief of thelersofteAaknbinayal(.
Bloomington, Ill., Oct. 23.-A simple tkna ersnigtesneo h
monument of gray granite to the mai'em- epol f hsctyadsr
ory of Shibbona, the famous chiefronig(stc.
of the Pottawattomies, was dledicate yuaiosrsouinteato
at Morris tod-ay,.fteCnda omsiniSi o
There were addressee by R. A. Arm- ulu osg h widwse~os
strong of Morr'is, pr'esident of the Shib- d xet htteBits onns
bona Memorial association; Congress. be Avrtn) a cielt t
-man Henderson, of Princeton, anditc i intret ouetgv
Charles Gunther, of Chicago. Iigaa aaintrioyI h
Shibbona aided the wvhites in theh. aeo h ise fteCnda
contests with the other Indians, andcomsieradcntryothJu
was the orator of the Rled Menf ii dca fnig in (lsue
last groat council held casnt of the Teascainhsfra~e h
Mississippi, and whgich took place withtrm ofteeslio toHn
the agents of the government in 1838.H.ctserayofttetOt.
He died, in~ Morris in 1859.wa vtthreuttateinnd
V aneorver, it C., t.-The Vclnan
Fead mly rouleandDesro e e AMAG viOROprtSt DREanstHth,
Chiegoct. 3.- dipatc toT la Futsoters inhe resorktConyraaybe
ays:akenv Yask Oreetn 23-The fsonsfthe
'I'le ~illof Ewar S.fide, wwose eamp ople oftors av tya an rouh
~ to- l~obat. I lllS al th proertyaly u-naneims AenoutiAon the actown
in' .,h~ nametof heanodnanstosonss-oor-,astnSrde
to, is fthers fvorie, a ti fute . ngrter Asint awaric wAtenorey
The athr gae Oto dee topr~p Iarweko (A uestained hadmeciddamaget
orty~vor $2,000 whih wa in ac heiws einavorin to akcuen hiv-l
enveopewit thewil. I til r fancher fom th whesl-n of a rCana ,a
*l'a~ te 1041 bt eain itwol~ b pion(The pe a frcaton ha fowaded aboe
a bais fr a miy truble he tor er bag the geouon toe Hn ba
it u, sainghe wuld hame eqall Scotainsertand it struthe ort
~~~~~~~~~~wwith the et 1heatcathmJs trssl res hat yihe idme
2,. ofCTheOSTown. $20,ourse thcrbagry.
FenedFail Trube ndOesroedCP1 1AGN OATOR doEN CHenED
VaUR LABRER DRd.l~arr rne botteteprr
ChiagOc._3.-A_ isptct ThoFunst rcinNwYCtyHved a
Reod-~rl rmFo tayeund. fro g all erience.
tsa uNw'or, Oct. 23.-A kf nanIo'nha hrbtefsionprop.
lTghie wilfIuward l.liel, who amatfin (ratos heave had t og
eStato inotce $225000 hasrning fglad ex peke mol rin dlve r e bopen
~Vomlfor prbae. Ii uti 1a the roerty arl ecesinAeneAonnh.Lw
int habit of the ongethe rion, Ot-or s e
The fathr waethoto acdent, t pon- H ROBEsutne MAKE HAUL.amg
envelope wsith the weavy In th preene hadfo teti-ndoi rc
o71fral thei g Otoir theiirty toe Burtn, ae reaed ynrruteondm
-ethe deedll btswr e agt oudhe prodopefrom awbdedaov
a bais or afamly roube, e t roa Buprtn ane.oo, nas hat Theea
tusentnce Is woudsee ll coand wyate, and itrbe the Bur
view Yomrkt Oh ct. c--ostoe onjs- to' ste batk nearly todth. idle
-lrai yctl aonk~l wof amte currencyf cournewth bagwex.
pleao(1guity t a llag'~ n cn od,00 and $ha00 besde itera dedck
FitOURwihh LABORES DRksN e, cspeakers ranelphoute metaermry
Ankffidwvt Ovrwas ~Durn by Hoeavy Missilces that town wardn he
e~ln~e o il Fetogt,~ yc ru nck firom a lle ndes eof.N
mittsb eury O the advi-A okf fcormen boyn was urtbtrt orp
Cit y Hngran laboreA, wrasn swpt agthe fseiffnd poess hofaboute hato
onrvat 'ic. A the Sprngiael-amncarCla e pstarned.foParo,
Starksior entortarny morning~ fogny Theseaker moe offafw- bock
f oror testifies thre hrwed pa hld ala-rg meTin it otitr
I h20 o menkaor Lyome' timehaeee frupt. 1 a ifNvuno.
on the htand. *Jf'crossingh the5torivetr to
Sis rPasionithe heavy fog, prevented .-l--.
-IM from leein wth er p romty o 0 Buro, Kans., Bank Dyited~i ando
Oboatan carriedi en ve icit , Kans~., c.2.Atlga
Sentence.i Iso Susend. band sie 1 ts dyaie And robe heB ur
TPNtion iti' the Samuel. Park cae efcin. Att teep
wassusendd tdayby udg Foter 'Pteron tats tont thessge ro
STORM COMES CALM
Conditions at Pittsburg Are
NO MORE BANK FAILURES.
Official Announcemqnt of Clearing
House Assoolation that $2,500,000
Had Been Raised for Emergencies
Has Allayed Uneasiness.
Pittsburg, Oct. 23.--The financial at
mosphere of Pitts-burg seems to have
cleared and no further bank troubles
are looked for.
The official announcement made yes
terday by the clearing house associa
tion that $2,500,000 had- been raised;
that the fund would be increased to
$3,000.000 to meet wahtover emergen
cies that may arise, and that so far as
the association could ascertain, none
of the banks in the vicinity of Pitts
burg would require assistance, has had
the effect of allaying all uneasiness.
In addition to this emergency fu-nd
. $800,001) has been received by James
W. 'Patterson, president of the Pits
burg, Carnegie and Western railroad,
for immediate deposit in anticipation
of the improvements under construe
ion here for the Wabash railroad.
It will be some timo before the
money will be needed by the various
contractors, but the bulk of it will
eventually be paid out i-n the district
for wages. The government exports
at work upon the books of the two
banks which have suspended., declare
that they have so far- found nothing
serious and have heard of no news that
is not reassuring.
VESSEL RAN AMUCK.
Came Very Near Sinking Nelson's Old
Portsmcuth, England, Oct. 23.--Nel
son's old fiagship, the Victory, was
nearly sunk in Portsmouth harbor to
day by the battleship Neptune. The
battleship Hero and some minor craft
were also d-amaged.
The Neptune, a non-effective vessel
of 9.310 tons displacement, built in
1874, which was being towed into
Portsimouth, preparatory to being tak
en to the Thames to be brokeni up.
broke adrift and ran amuck. After
desperate efforts the Neptune was so
cured by the Hero, but not before the
former had knocked a six foot hole in
the Victory's port quarter. The Vic
tory's lower decks were quickly flood
ed, and she commencel. to settle down,
her crew standing at quarters, but the
speedy arrival of tugs enabled th
old flagship to be kept afloat until she
Nothing to indicate Probability of an
Outbreak of Hostilities.
London, Oct. 23.-The Japanese le
gation reiterated today that there is
not the slightest foundation for the
Honolulu and other alarming communi
cations received at Tokio during t..
last few days contained nothing to
indiicate the probability of an outbreak
of hontilities, no- even thait a hitch
had 'occurred in the negotiations.
The foreign offlcces here also reiter
ate that its infor-mation is opplosed to
the alar-mist stories.
May Boycott Tru'st Made Pies.
NewYork, Oct. 23.-Proprietors of
Quick-lunch counters here arec up in
arms against the manufacturecrs of
1)i0s.. There are four- companies which
practically control the supply here and
they have announced an advance from
three andI a half to four cents p)er
,pie. The lunch counter men are
'preparinig to -resist tihe advance, andl it
is possibile the famous pr-oduct of New
Englandwill not beln evidence on their
shelves in the near future.
There is also talk of a co-oplerative
factory and a general boycott of trust
Yokohama, Oct. 23.-The conference
between Baron de IBsen, the Rlussian
minister-, and foreign Minister Koma-ru,
has been piostpioned until after the
confereonce of the older statesmen of
Japan, which is to take place tomo
row. T'he Russian viceroy of the far
east, Admiral Alexieff, is exp~ectedl to
go to St. Petersburg early in Novem
ber which may delay the exl)ected cr1
English Educational CommIssion.
'Philadelphia, Oct. 23.--Several of the
members of the IEnglish 1Educational
commission organized a-nd headed biy
the H-on. Alfred Mosoly, member of
parliament, are here. The remaining
members will irve tonight. 'The com
mission will remain in this city uimI
Monday, and- during their visit will
inspiect sechools and ind(ustrial plants
with a view of acquainting themselves
with the methods and systems enmploy
Lineville's National Bank.
Montgomery, Ala-, Oct. 23.--The
serettary of state has receivedi a cer
tifleed cop~y of the declaration of InI or
porati on of the First Rtate national
bank,of Linevilie, Ala., Its capital
stock will be $50,000. Fifteen thou
s-andI dollars has been paid in by the
subscribers before the filing of this
declar-ation. The names amnd residences
of the subscriber-s are John S. Jomi
son, LBirmuingham; R. L. Ivey, Line
villo, and J. M. Le0verott, of Lineville.
Better Trhanm I'Ils..
Tho quesation has been asked-In
whadt way ares Ohambrln's~tomnehi and t
Livr Tablets superior to the ordinary c
cathartie and liver pills? Our answer i*s---,
'Thcy arec easier and kmore pleaa~t to
take and their eff'ect is so gentle anmd so
"grenble that one hardly rec 'lizes thaut e
it is priduced by a mediie. Thmen they r
not oly move the bowels but improve
tihe appetite an~d aid the digests 'n, 1?r '
smale at 25~ cents per bottle by Piokens
Drulg 00.; Fa'rle's Drug FStore; T. N.
MADE FINE DURING N4IGHT.
Negro Gambler In Columbus Raised
Money .To Do So.
Columbu., Ga., Oct. 23.--rom Johu
son, a neg-ro gambler, upon whose pri.
son were found several packs of card
ad a handful of "loaded" dice, was
arrested by the police on the charge
of (isordarly conduct. The money
Dn his person, $27.47, was taken charge
of by the pc-'ice sergeant. Johnson
made the bond and asked the sor
goant for $1.25 of his money, sayin3
that he would have to have that much
to pay for food and lodging.
It seems that between the time of
lils release and the hour of court next
morning he improved each shining
hour, for when lecorder Grimes fine
him $10 yesterday morning he ran his
hand into his pocket and pullod- out
$9.45 in nickels and dimes, the result
of his gambling operations the nig
before. It appeared that he had usc
the $1.25 to good advantage.
PREPARING FOR PRIMARIES.
Meeting of Alabama Democratic Exec
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 23.-The
Democratic state executive committee
met here upon the call of the chairman
to formulate a uniform plan for holding
thecounty primaries next spring. It
was decided, ho(wcver, to defer action
on the matter u.n-til douring the early
)a.rt of next January. George W
Jones, of Montgomery, and State Ex
anilner Sedberry, of Elmore, were
elected to the vacancies on the coi
nittee from the second and flfth dis
The committee meeting developed
three candidates for the presidency of
the railroad commlssion-Hon. John
V. Smith, the incu'ibent; Robert J.
Lowe, chairman of the state executive
committee, and Hon. E. W. Booker.
of Elmore, former convict inspector.
WIFE'S BRAINS SHOT OUT.
Young Husband Was Carelessly
Villa Rica, Ga., Oct. 23--Claud
a young farmer living out near
Wiesley Chapel church, 3 mIles from
town, accidenitally shot his wife's
brains out by carelessly handling an
old shotgun. Mrs. Smith is still alive,
but there is no chance for her recov
ery. The couple had been married
only two months.
Young Smith says if his wife diek
he will kill himself also.
Gets Freedom for Good Behavior.
San Francisco, Oct. 23.--Frank. C.
Meekin, formerly of the Thirty-seventh
volunteer infantry, has Just been releas.
ed from his regiment in the Philippines
and, subsequently joined the insur
gent forceos. lie was recaptured, court
martialed and sentenced to doath for
treason. Ills sentonce was cominiited
to 20 years' implnrlsonment. He gets
his freedom for good behavior by the
exercise of executive clemency.
Engine Ran Wild.
Chicago, Oct. 23--The officials of
the Chicago and Northwestern11 raIlway
today denied the report that tramps oil
a stolen loc:omnotive -running wild on
th Lanesville, Wis., branch, had caus
ed1 a tie-up of traffic on the road. The
roeport, according to the officers, grew
out of the fact that an engine used
In gravel serrice near fleloit, ran away,
stopping for want of steam after c'ov.
ering several miles of the main line.
Southern Gets the Verdict.
Greenville, S. C., Oct. 23.--Ihi the
UnIted States circuit court Judge SI.
monton dlirected a verdict for~ thr
Southern .ilway' company in the ruit
brought by WViIlim Devon port, admin
Istrator of Willianm A. Deovenirort's en
tate, for $20,000. T1he tesitimony
Bhowed that IEmma D~avenport~ was kilj.
ad on a trestle nrear' Piedmont by being
struck by a runaway car.
Greenwvood, S. C., Oct. 23.-A monu.
mont, dedicated to the confederate sol.
diers from the state of South Carro
lina wvho fell in the war between the
Btates, was unyeiled her'e Thrsa
afternoon. VTe dledilcatory addreas
was dlelivered by Judge WIlliram 'T.
nary, of Augusta, Ga.
Not as Scrious as Reported.
London, Oct. 23.-One person was
killed and a (doz0n slightly injurel
iast night in a railway wreck at Sow.
s'rby Bridge. Reports circulated in
the United State~s to the effect that
a great disaster~ had occurred attended
by large loss of life, are erroneous.
Cholera EpidemIc Stamped Out,
Jerusalemj, Oct. 23.-Trhe outbroalc
of chtoirea at Bethlehem, which was
reported. Oct. 17,. has, been stampted
)ut, andl the cordon of tr'oops whlich
11ad been drawn around the city will
Moonshiner on Trial For Murder.
Gadsdeni, Ala., Oct. 23.-Snug Iluff.
man, the moonshIner wvho waylaid,
Ihot and killed D~eputy Sheriff li1..
ronback near he-re last year, is on trial
this week in the United: States court.
Dall Pitcher Loses Eye.
St. Louis, Oct. 23.-Jamecs Hackett.
he St. LouIs National League pitch.
Br, has lost the sight of his loft eye
r'omi ivy poison contracted while
Fatally injured by Falling Tree.
Center, Ala., Oct. 23.-While helping
tis father cut timber Berry Baker wvas
naught beneath a falling tree and. fa
Saves Two Fromt DeathI.
"Our little daughter had an almost fa-.
1l attack of whoopim'g eaughm and bron.
Iritis," writes Mrs., W. K HIivi'and '1
Lrm-onk. N. Y., "pt, wlhen all other'
omedles failed, wes saved For life with
)r, Kin'g's -New Disoovemry. Onr iice
rho( ht d Conanm))ption in anI aidlvanced
tago, also n'ed lthis wondeirful medhicinec
mmd to-da~y she isI perfecotly wel"l." Do.<
orate thtromat and lunmg dh~iseass 3 mm1 to
)r, King's New isov, ry a's to a n- lha. r'
srdleine on e -ih.li Infallible f- t ('nughia
nd (ida. 59n amnd 8100 bojth-lre
nte'f by Ptoketspig Co Trig I-ot.
and be Convinced.
I'liree years ago when we plant<
ised the people to make Pickeiis the
it is up to you to say whether we ha
Our business has grown from dci
retail trade ofr any trading house in
Ciate the suppor't1 of our friends and
bought an onorinous stock of G EN E
car of goods are rolling in every (lay
are going to offer some prices that -w
MMe are especially proud
ol this department and take
E ! Vpleasure in showing the
a. ret values we have in our
*iimere; Henuriettas, Worsteds
Dress Flannels. All of this
stock is the lattest weaves
and patterns. Here are a
few special pr c are
A nice Broadcloth, woirth 75c., at 'oc.
I lot " 54 inches wide, worth $r.00, at 75c
1 " " t t " all colors, cheap
at $1 .25, our price only $.i oo
Special in Zibulines, worth 75c., at 6o
Brilliantines, regular price 6oc, our special price 35
" 75c, " "
Worsteds, " " I5 and 20C, " " 10
" 25 " J5
- " 4" " 25
Big Drive in Outings:
1 lot full 27 inch wide, nice heavy fleece, would
be cheap at 8%,c., -while they last only Sc
i lot extra heavy Outing, worth ioc anywhere, 8%
Here is a snap. We were looking ahead and con
tracted for a big lot of Sheeting before the advance.
io,ooo yards of Easley Sheeting 36 inches wide, 5c.
1,500 yards Standard Pit, reguar price 6'%c.,
as long as it lasts you can have all you want at 5c. pr. yd
Our line is too large to quote here-come and see it
Ladies Ready-to-wear Skirts:
A big line of skirts to go
$6.oo skirts at only $5-oo
~ $5-oo " " " $3-50
$3.50 " " " -5
$2.00 " " " $2.25
bought drect from the manufacturers, wvhichi wHi enable
isnohigever been shown in this section to equal them.
You illmake a big mistake if you buy your fall Jackets
beforeyou se these,
Our line of Corsets is the most
compllete it has ever been and we
have all the latest styles and they
are p)riced very reasonable.
We are always glad to shbw yo'.
H EAT H=BRUCE'
The Le.aders of Lowv Pric
IJUo VFor The
d our feet on P.ickens soil we pron
trading center of this section and
ve fllfilled our promise or not.
,y to day until we envjoy the largest
upper South Carolina. We appre
customers and to that end we have
IAL MERCHIANDISE. (Car after
and iron- now until January 1st we
ill astonish the natives.
When it comes to our Milliner) Department, we do
not bow to anybody. We have all the latest things in
Hats and Millinery Novelties. We use nothing but the
best material and the prices are very reasonable.
Clothing and Gents Furnishings.
TRADE MARK __
We are showing a
SEAL Thre is man too
larg-e, or too small,
long, or short, for us
to fit. We make a
specialty of slims and
Sofi e famous
line. eKnown eveywhere for its style
and fit. Every suit is guaranteed to fit, to hold its color,
and shape. Prices from $1o.oo to $15-00
Here are a few Specials to Close Out:
$12-50 suits at $7-50 1,000 pairs of Pants to Close:
10.00 suits at 6.5o $3.50 pants for $2.iO
7.50 suits at 5.50 3.00 pants for 1.90
6.50 suits at 3.98 2.00 pants for 1.25
5.00 suits at 2.98 |1.75 pants for 98
They will not last long at 1.251pants for 7
these prices. 1 .oo pants for 65
Big Stock of Hardware, Staves
Gxuns, Loaded Shells, Blacksmith Tools, Barbed Wire
and Nails. A solid car Barb Wire to arrive this wveek.
All kinds of Farming Implements. Oliver Chilled and
Syracuse Turn Plows, Disc H-arrows, Disc Plows, Grain
Drills. Come andl see our stock; it's too big to mention
im this limited spc.
Big stock of Furneture, Carpets and Rugs, and
.the prices are right.
Wagons, Buggies and Surreys:
Whein it comes to WVagons everybody knows that the
"Studebaker'" is the b)est madec. It wvill cost you a little
more than other wagons, bnt it is worth the money.
Another car load will arrive in a few (lays. We sell sev
eral other makes of wvagons. You can get what you
want here. A nice assortment to pick from.
Another Solid garload of
Rock Hill Buggies
to arrive this week. This is'the third car for this season.
The factory has adv'anced the pr~ice on Rock Hill Buggies
but we were looking ahead and made a contract for 10o0
jobs and as long as they last they will go at the same old
price. Wec handle eighteen different makes of buggies.
We have a few Barbour Buggies, made at South B'oston,
Va., that we will close out cheap. If you are in the mar
ket for buggies we will make it to your interest to see uts.
All of our departments are complete.
We have bought by far the largest stock in our histo
ry, and it is going to be sold regardless of price.
Bring your cotton to Pickens. We will pay you the
IlGH~EST MARKET PRICE.
We wish to Thank
our friends and cu ston, ers for, their liberal p)atronage.
Our motto is "'Uuderbuy and Undersell''
Come to see us and make The Big Store your hea
quarters. Whether you buy or not, you arc welcome,
. PICK ENS. S. C.