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T H II Eutored April 23, 1908 at Pickene, S. C., as second class matter under A of Congress of Marc 1
VOL XXXIV PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1905.
ZEKE EVENS UP
With Contractor Who
Left Him B oke.
He Raffles the Contractors Only
Horse, and the Boys Enjoy
Once on a time I was rather
tond of a practical juke.
Although I will admit those
jokers are a nuisance in a com
inunity, still they have their fun,
nd their pranks are often very
musing--if the joke is on the
ther fellow-aid there are also
t mes when they "pay pretty dear
for ieir whistle."
one timo I was acting in the
cap ty of foreman for a railroad
contractor. Our part of the busi
nets was the building of the fenceA
aiong the right of way, and in our
work we used a horse and hand
car for distributing the material.
The contractor was a Canadiap,
and was always ready to play a
joke on any one, and there were
none too rough for his purpose. It
was his special delight to get me
into so e sort of a s3rape or redic
ulous pbgition, and of course I felt
justified in getting even whenever
the opportunity offered.
At one time we had not recived
our pay for three months, and as
the holidays were nigh at hand. we
w)ere looking forward to a good
d'aw and a high time, as we knen
th, old man had made a big pull
from the company.
At the time he was boarding us
at a country'hotol where they were
making prepat ations for a big dance
on Christmas eve.
The old 13ii. had overheard us
laying our dians, and a few days
before Christmas he told me he was
go ing home for the holidays. Loav
iig me under the impression that
he would start on a certain day,
he slipped oil one day earlier, leav
ing ten men' without their holiday
money, and for me to stand the
Naturally, tho boys growled long
and dyp, and I set my wits at work
to out general the old man, and I
was not in the hunior to be very
particular how it was done.
The next night there was a num,
ber of farmers, railroad men, e nd
others at the hotel, andl I proposed
a raffili withi the old man's horso, as
the prize. Every body was ready
for a little excitement and the tick
ets were soon sol, my~, own men
bhuying them '"on time.'' We pro0
ceeded with the rafie, one of my
own boys proving the~ winner.
Tfhe next mnorning' the winner
took h is prize a short distance from
the hmouse and turned him Into a
field where there wa a barn for
I divided the -prqceeds of the
raffle among the boys, and we at
tended the dance all right enough.
(A few days after, the winner of
the horse wont out as usual to feed
him, and found himi at the foot of a
As it was an open winter, with
no sno0w and 'very little freezing
weather, we wore making good
time, and I was not worrymng over
the outcome of my prank, oven if I
had to pay the fiddler.
We were back on the wvork when
* the old man retvrned. For pro pel
ing we were using man power ini
place of horse power, and as I saw
the old man coming, I wans very
busy glvin~g orders to the meni, and
tat the same time doing some mighty
ftist thinking. In fact, I was doing
mnore bossing .than the occasion
He opened up about as follows:
"Goo~I morning, Shorty."
"Good morning, Mr. Mitchell.
"Wpiere is the horse?''
"W it was the trouble?"
* "Fe I over a bluff and broke his
"Wilat was he doing ont near a
wnevOr turn'id him out."'
"Gtiuer, ihat do youi mean?'
"Ra fled him of f."
Y 1, why don't you tell me
about it? Raffled him off? What
did you do with the money?"
"'Spen t it."
For a moment the old man's face
was~ a study, thon ho turned on his
heel with the remark: "You are
a d--l of a fellow ." I guess the
oldI man thought we were oven, for
ho never mnentioned the matter to
me afterwards, and the boys were
not charged up for their proportion
of the Christmas fun.
It was at our next boarding place
that the tables were turned and I
was made the butt of a joke by
Uncle Hi Sawyer, that I will never
gorget, Maybe I will tell you
ab~out it some time, although I am
a little tender on that Score evyn
at this late day.
Mr. Editor: News is scarce at
prorent, but I will enideavor to send
in tho best I can, and do better
Health in this community is
good at present.
.Phe farmers can't do much,
except got wood and keep good
fires until the weather changes.
We have a good school at Shady
G rove. We have Mr. James Fend
ley for our teacher, and we all like
him-parents, trustees and pupils.
Rev. B. F. Murphy had the mis.
fortune to lose a fine mare about
two weeks aigo. Hie had gone into
the woods to haul some wood, and
loft his horses a few minutes, and
they becamo frightened at some
dlogs and ran a few hundred yards,
and struck a tree, breaking the
mare's leg and otherwise injuring
her Bo she had to be shot. But
such a misfortune will not keep
the preacher without a pair of fine
horses, for he immediately pur
chased another one from Mr. Gal%
Ioway of North Carolina.
An 01ld TIme Rtemedy.
Murray's Hlorehound Mull ein and Tar
has in it the purest of drugs, all of
wvhichi were used by our parents and
grand-parents. It is a combmnation so
put1 together that it cures a cough right
off. Nothing is better for babies. It is
a most reliablo cuiro for all cases of
coughs. Ask your druggist for it, .fThey)
all bave it ready. Costs only 25e a bot
tie--ext ra large bottles-regular 500 sizo.
R~emmber to ask for "Mlurray's" and
take no other.
To our fri
we have i]
THE COTTON SITUATION.
A Prominent Pickens County Farmer's
To lho Pickens Sentinel-Journal:
In this article I will discuss thei
Cotton and the farmer problem.
But it is no use to advise people,
as this is not a bramny age; men
will only follow Jools.
The ide, of holding conlver.ons
and burning a fewv bales of cotton
to advance the price sounds wvorse
thani ordinary foolishness to a sen..
sible man. If those who have time
to attendl convenitions will get
th~emselves a job, even at 50O cents
per day, it will pay them better.
Men who I don,'t know, but who
have some sense, are recognizing
letters from bankers stating that
they would assist the farmers to
hold their,. cotton. In what way ?
Are they going to loan them muon
ey indefinitely, without interest,
give it to him, or how? If it is for
interest, who is that a friend to? I
will just say this to you, Brio. far
mlers: If you have any cotton and
owe anything, sell your cotton and
pay upl, or pay as far as you cani,
andl theni go to wvork and pay the
balance as son as you can. And
to those who have plenty of every
thing and are out of debt, soll
when you please, hold it indefi
nitely if you want to, you don't
need if, nor the interest for it. And
it is written that "we do not bring
any thing here with us, andl most as
suredly we wvill not take anything
away.'' Sp let's not bother over
the situation that now stares every
Southern farmer in the face. Cot
ton will not advance over 6 or 7
cents for the next three or four
years, so those who can't stand
that will have to go with the drift,
as Tiliman used to ternm somne of
Trll~e was a farmer who said to
me last fall that he was going to
have 12.. cents for his cotton. I
only thought I would like to have
that too, but I knew it was of no
use to argue with him, for he would
have got insulted had I toldl him
the truth as I knew it. I knew I
could not look for such prices ini
the l ace of a 13 or 1d niillion bale
crop. But as I have saird, this is
not a brainy age ; this is an ago
.ends and custom
anks I or their lil
closed. The larg
t necessary to inc
will find us better
i the past. Wishi
new year, w<
hen the majority listens only to
"If you persuade a manl against,
his will, ho is of the imO Opinion
Very few mon think for them
selves in this day.
If the Southern cotton mi ills had
not caught it in the neck too, they
would have sympathized with the
farmer and give him hotter prices
for his cotton. But now the best
thing the Pickens county farmer
can do isi to slip) his cotton on the
market while other parts of tihe
counltry are grieving over it. It
will not only help the fatrmer, but
every other industry ini the county,
and~ put him head and shoulders
above all the rest in the long run.
Then go ahead and make moro.
stuff that you can afford to hold
inidefinitoly and tihe South will seoo
what we are doing, and if they
will follow suit we can soon control
the price to some extent.
I Irnow a lot of farmors who arto
going to make an effort to raiso
more cotton than ever, but if they
don't mind they will drift with
tihe drift wood, and no telling
where they wimlt lodge.
Theil people are cursing the eapec
ulators for not giving them more
for their cotton, and the govern
ment for gotting up tile reports.
That is only a law gotten up b~y
our Southern rep~rosontativos as
much for our good as for any one
else. Let us pest ourselves and~
then we will know how and what
to plant, and we Can keel) ourselves
in position to standl( the storm rio
matter from whence it comes.
South Carolina has not sold its
prop~ortional part of the cotton that
hans boenl sold. That shows that
we ar) nlot p)osted as we should boe.
The)' people in the last election
voted in this State for a constitu
tuonal amendment relating to issu
in~g bonds. That is as foolish as
holding cotton whon there is a 14
million bale crop. That is a law
to make tile rich richer and~ starve
tihe poor. Let's have dlirect taxes
to cover aill our needs. That will
cause tile rich man to invest his
money ihi imfprovemenmts, and give
the poor mnan a job, but if lhe can
liut hisi money in bonds he will
ars we wish to eN
>eral patronage d
'e increase in our
rease our facilitiec
equip pod to serve
ng one and all a I
3 are yours ve
leave the poor man out of 4 job
and tax him to pay intirenst on
bo nd s. Look out, or fools will
run the world to ai stopping place.
I may writo up the Southern
cotton mills, banks and merchants
On which the farmers depend on ho
so much, lator on.
To Cure a Cough.
The conghs so prevalent thieso dlays
uisually develop becforo you realize whait
has~ hiapp~ened. Now thme best thing to
do is to take the most~. reliable coug hi
cure you canl get. None better than
Murray's Hiorehiound Mullion and Ta'I'r.
fl is made of the purest ingredients amd
cani he given to infauntsq as well as grown
pecople. Above all elso IT CURES. You
wvill find it at all druggists. 250 a bottle
-axtra large bottle.
Rocky Bottom and Reedy.Cove.
Mr. Editor: Will you allow
me space in your valuable papuer
for a few lines from thosoimoun
talins andi hills?
Wecll, we haive at last got a post
oflice establishled here. The name
or it is Rocky Rottom, takenm
fronm thme vallioy and our - Baptist
church. The post oflice has been
long and very much needed. We are
supplied from H-azel postoflico
and receive mail once a week-F'ri
(lay. We are very thankful tc
Iou. Wyatt Aikon and Mr. A. T.
Winchester for their strong efforts
nd hard work to help uts got ites
Mr. Thomas Powell carried a
loadI of cabbage, atpples, pork, etc.
to market the other day and sold(
out and bought uip somo cattle,
anid on his~ return home, th'e I rainu
ran over two of them near Central,
S. (1. and( killed themi. Hie has
sued the railroad for $50.
Health here is vory g(.od at
'Rev. W. (I. Boreni 1ill(d his~ rog
ular appointment at Rocky 1100
tonm Bapjtist church last Sunday.
As I am afraid this will land mn
the waste basket, 1. will close, but
mn case it OBCOIpes the waste Iast~lO
you may hoar from me again,
M. Wmn. S. Craune, California Md.,
sufflered for yeoars from rheu mat ismi and1(
umblago. lHe wvas flialy adIvised to try
Chaumb.-rlini's Puan Balm, which hue did
andit it 09eoted a completoe ouro. This
liniment is For solo by Pickens D~rug
fo-a Earles Drng Store.
, and the
Lanier's Poerle.91 Cotton.
In con nection with the talk re
ducing the cotton Crop, 1,11 followi'g
ausing poom by Sydnoy Lanier enti
tied "Jones' Privato Argument," i re
That air same Jones which lived in
Ie had this pint about him;
Hfe'd swear nith a hunidred sighi'v anI
T1hat farmern must stop gilttin' loans.,
A nad git along without 'em:
TJIhat banikers, warehousemneni and sieb
WXmas fat t'nin ' on the planter,
And Tennesay953 was rotton-rich
.A-rnaisin' meat anid corn, all which
Draw'd money to Atlanta.
Anut the only3 thing (Hays Jones) to d->
Is eat no ment's thm at boughten;
But tear up overy I 0 U,
And plnt all corn, and swoar for truo
To quit, iI-r~ai' cotton!
Thus spounted Jones (whar folk~s could
At ioulrt, and other gatherin's),
And thus kep' spout in' 1many13 a year,
Proclaimnin' loud(ly far z and near
Suchi fiddh eticks an' blathierina's.
0Bu t, on al-ired Owo itin' day,
it happened I wais hioeiun'
My lowerI corni-tield, whichi it laiy
'Liongside th1e( road that runms imy waly,
Whar I can! see0 whaut's goini'.
And after twelvo o'clock had1( comlo A
I feit a kiider fagginm',
1And laid myself uni'oeath a ph)n III
To let, may dinn ter act lie stum,
Wh len 'ion1 c(ome Jones'.s wagginm.
A-readlin' (of ia paper.
11Hi nttis wasIi goin' powerful slow,
Funr lie had tied tlie lines onito
Ilhe stitple of the sciaper.
VTe muiles ti-cy stoppedC~ about a ro,1
J'rom me1, and wont, to feedini'
J~Lngmdo the road, upon the 50(1.
Ihut dJones (which ho had took a nod()
Not knowiu', kopt a-readin'.I
And~ presently says ho: "IHit's trute,
That Aisloy's hiead is level.L
Thar's on1e thing formers all snust dot.
To keep themselves from goin' tow
JRanklruptcy and theo devil!
'NXoro corni muore ~orn1 musitt plant less ta
And mnusn't eat what's boughtto,
Next year they'll do it, reasonin's 50ound(; Ii
(And cotton will fotoh 'bout a dollar a
TJ.harforo, I'll plant all (uotton!"'
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O.4.lls T O 2...
Bears the Ih idYou Have Aiw S Bought a
Vgembers of Camp Jasper Hawthorne.
'The nam -, enmmriad regi
nennt of those % hi belong to
'Ianp nJasper Hiawthorne, No. 285,
hav ftpplied( for Crosses of
H,' dl whose applications
wpp aroved, had the
Crosses conferred thom l -
the Daughtors of Chapter
Bowen, at .asley, S. C., on
Arnol d, Jefferson, Co. K, H~amp-)
Barton, E H, (Co H, S C Rifles.
Bradley, D) F, Co A, 2d Rtegi
Bowen,, R E, 2(1 S C RifIes.
Ho wen, T S, Co E, 2(d S C Rifles.
DuPriost, P Rt, Co Q, Ga Batal
Day S iR, Co E, 2d S C Rfles,
D~uncan, W A, Co A, 6th S C.
D~avis, WV F, CJo F, 2d S C Rifles.
1)ay, F Ml, Co K, Hampton Le
D~ay, Elias, 2d1"S C Cavalry.
Hurdin, J L, Co II, Hlampton
HIendelrson, J Rt, Co C, 4thi S C
Higgins, .Jno A , Co F, 1st 5 C,
Han~unond, J H, Co HI, Rett's
~Jamoson, McElroy, 20th S C In
Johnson, B C, Co K, 6th S C
Lark, W A, Co G, 16th S C.
Mauldin, Liban, Co D, ilamp
MlcEireath, J N, Co A, 1st Ga
MoWhorter, J A, Co E, 2d S C
McJunkin, J B, Co K, .16th N C
Rogers, M P, Co D, H~ampton
Smith, A 0, Co C, 17th S C,
Spencer, TI C, Co D,1set S 0.
Tanner, W TC, Co A, Earloe Bat
Th'lomas, J M, Co C, 22d S C.
TVumbling, 8 J, Co B, 14th S C
.Wyatt, James E, Co C, 4th 5 C
White, Jamecs W, Co K, Pal.
ietto Sharp Shootors.
White, Jno H, Co F", 2d S C Cav
WVilson, Carrol, Co K, le h S C.
.Wilson, Samuel, Co A, 2th~ S C.