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Entered April 28, 1908 at Pickens, B.0., as second class matter, under act of Congress of March
PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1905.
LOVES YOUNG DREAM
Uncle Zeke Tells of a Friend
Who Had the "Fever."
THE ADAM AND EYE STORY
According to Zeke that Couple Had a
He Turns His Thoughts to "Mountain
Boy," and Handles That Modest
" Young Man Without Golves.
The other night as I was out for
; stroll, and enjoying my evening
cigar, I saw a young couple slowly
meandering -down the street ahead
of me, and the way she nestled up
to him, and inclined her head to,
ward his coat sleeve, I knew he
was pouring into Willing ears the
old old story, "That oft told tale,"
and I chanced the mud, and
crossed the street, not to ruthlessly
disturb loves young dream. Then
I went up to my room, and filling
my pipe, and with feet oin the
table, fell to ruminating.
I was thinking of a young friend
of mine. His voice was a cross
between the tooting of a fog horn
and the crowing of a Shanghai
rooster, and he was learning to
play the guitar.
He would come to my room and
sing, "Under the Willows She's
Sleeping." It made me feel bad,
and I wouldtell him for "goodness
sake" to hush and not wake her
was cultivating a moustache
'or lip looked like the
en leaf on a
roe y morning.
He would sit by the h6ur d
;cas- the- little weakling, ai d
h's eyes hal a faraway pr&
occupied look in them. A look of
melancholy sadness as it were, and
occasionally he would place his
hand on his vest, just above the
watch pocket, and sigh. One of
those deep, long drawn, from-the
botom-of-the-well, sort of sighs.
The bpys will know what I
mean, for judgigroin the symp.
toms, the disea'e is quite preva
lent around Pickyne.
I liked that boy, and told him
not to fret, it wos not dangerous if
it did not strike in. That before
I was of his age I had it ofteier
than the itch. It used to worry
mother, and she hardly knew what
to do with me. Take me across
her knee and paddle my anatomy
with a paddle, or give me a dose of
I loved that boy andl was kind to
him, and tried to save him, but it
wvas no usej. Hie went and com
mitted matrimony, and I guess lie
is happy. He says he is, and I'll
take his word for it.
This thing called love attacks
different people in different ways.
It makes some forgetful, and others
Now there is a difference between
an absent minded person and a for
As an example of absentminded
ness, take the yonng couple. that
were sitting on a bench in Central
park. It was long about the time
they introduced the 'sparrows to
kel off the catopillars.
They were sitting on the bench
not the sparrows or the catterpil
hare, but the couple were sitting on
the bench-and had been talking
all kinds of sweet nothings, and
thoro was a little suspicious white
powder on his coat sleeve, and as
he held her little han4 they wero
st.e' -g the hittle birds pick up
is, and lie said, "Dearest,
whi$hVould you rather have, the
worms or the sparrows?" She re
plied, "I doa't know. I never had
But the young people now days
don't have as pleasant times in
their courting as some of their an
Now, there was Adam and Eve.
All they had to do was walk
around in the garden and listeni to
bhe twitter 'of the birdies in the
trees,inhale the fragrance of necw
' io hy ad wander beside the
~ brook. andI rippling rille,
3 pt tthesoftanoon
light and lave their feet in the
dews of heaven and listen to the
voices of the night, anid all those
pretty things that go with it, and
thore was no stern pareli to holler
down the back stairs: " :ve it is
10 o'clock; has Adam go ~o home
[ have always beon a lit tle oubt
fuil of that Adam and Eve affasir.
It always sounded to mnn liki a~lig
I don't say it is not true, but I
would like to have someone more
learned than I am, toll me. That
if Adam was the first man, who
washed the nursing bottles wheon
Adam was a baby,? These ques
Lions are toc deep for me, and I
can't understand them any more
than why prickers grow on
blackberry bushes, and such short
tails on billy goats. As I said thesee
questions are too (loop andl passeth
my comprehension, so I'll pass
them by and turn miy thoughts to
I was much amused by a com,~
mnunication in last week's issue
from, "Mountain Boy." He says
"the leap year is almost passod
adtegirls have not called on
him;" also that lhe enjoys Uncle
Zeko's writings,''but not as plain
as the last, as it was almost indo
I am not surprised that the
young lady has failed to call on
this modest young man, and I very
much doubt her being able to see
him in chse she felt so disposed,
for if lie should catch a glimpse of
a dress invading his domicile, lie
would rush in a fright and beg
mamma to "shoo" the horrid crea
The young man 1s so extremely
modest that lie hangs a towel over
his looking glass for teair lie will
see himslf retire for the night,
anid lie has been known to blush
at the mention of "bare facts,-"
and fall in a dead faint at sight
of a pair of garters-hanging in a
I .am -glad "my boy" enjoys my
writings, and regret thbat I have so
unwittingly shocked his sensitive
nature, but I have been writing for
the public for mnlany years, and it is
hard t learn ap old dtog new trick,
To our fr:
we have i]
therefore I expect it wtil be my
let to Continuo to talk phain, and
call ''a spado a spade.'
I am at a loss to understand to
what "Mountain Boy'' reftrs, as it
certainly could not Le my plain
talk on queer people in the amen
corner, as men rarely "wear the
coat," ovon if it fits, thoreforo I
tako it for granted it was the little
hit of poetry. That was pretty good
stuff, is why :t run it, but as 1 laid
no0 claim to the authorship, I claim
exemption from indecency. As
thec article it. question was a clip
ping from the wogianl's dlepartmenlt
ini one of the loadh~g journals of
the South, I am incl'lgod to think
it was not out of plack in the cols
urnns of the Sentinel -Journal.
Still I am willing to wager a
brownie that "Mountain Boy'' has
the paper stored away in his collec
tion of choice Jiterature, and close
ly scans Uncle Zeke's column and
is disappointed at not finding any
thing decidedly more shady. If
the young man is looking for clip
pings that will not bring tihe color
to his cheeks, here is one he will
do woll to paste in Jiis hat: "Evil
he who evil thinketh."
News From Norris.
Please allow a little spaco in your
valuable paper for the Norris people
I am a new subscriber and this is my
first communication to the 'paper.
I like to read the Sentinel-Journal
very' much and would not be without
it for twice the price.
It has been so cold that peop'e
could not finish picking that 6 cents
O ristinas has been quiet bi.t
The11 low price of cotton hlas caused
groat excitement among the farmersi,
and we are glad to note that tbe prov
alent is to plant more foodstuffs
and less cotton.
We have a good school teacher let
us have a good school. Let all pa
rents see that their ,children attend
regularly thus giving them the ad.
vantage of the taxes they are wont to
pay. Gee Whiz.
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There are character etchings and
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liance. Any on o who has ever been
irritated by the superior attitude
assumed by the airy city maiden
toward the unsophist'ioated village
belle wil'. rejoice in the loyalty of
Harben'~ rustic beaux.--Galveston
s, and the
LOopOrs, Dec., 28.-As Xmas is
'ere alId tihe youn1g folks aro all
havig a good tiui I will writo.
I ft, this place on Satirday for
my Wifo's holuse and 0(had to go
through th rain i all the way, ut
when wo% reacheod the Oak Dale
fiarmiii w hich is soon to bo my home,
T found all the loved oins looking
for me anid ap~parently glad to
see the old Reb..
Trhe wedding of Mr. J. Granger of
Monaghan to Miss Maggie .Jones
of the Oak Dale farm occur
rod at 6 o'clock Sunday unight.
All present seemed to enjoy the
(o3aSion. The Rev. 3. T. Binglo
ton perforned thme marriage cere
mony. A sumptuous repast was
thien served after which the y-oung
p~eople were permittedl to spenid the
remainder of the mught ini fr.n, but
whni Monday mlorniing camne your
scribe had to return to his home,
thus finishing his Christmas.
The youn~g folks art gathmoritng
ad a nice timo is expected.
Among the visitors are, Miss Nora
'Jones of Greenville, and .Miss
Zella Farmer of Maynard, and Mr.
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Snnday School and Missionary
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