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Eutored April 23,;1903 at Pickens, S. 0., as second class matter, under act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
VOL XXXIV PICKENS, SOUTI-I CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1905. NO-38
ZEKE WELL AGAIN.
After a Jeek of Grip, Bone
Set Tea, Castor Oil, Etc.
HE WRITES OF HEN FEVER
The Old Man Gives His Past Experienct
With Yankeo Schemes For
Some of the citizens of ':ckens
county have the "chicken fuer."
I envy tliose men, and at;the saie
time I am sorry for thon, as I he
hen fever is a diseaso that "sticketh
closer than a brother." It is worse
than measles, or the seven year
itch, and onco Coltracted, it can
never be entire..ly eradicated from
I croght it when a boy, and evon
at this htAe (ay I call hear the cock
as he warns us of the coming morn,
at a much groater. distatico than
the landlady's call to "turn out."
It is ''music to my soul" and stirs
up memories of the days whon my
happiest hours were spent in the
poultry yard, in caring for my
feathered pets, watching them
scratching in the litter for a choice
tid bit, happy and contented, an(
often I would turn away with a
creepitlg sensation down the spino,
and turning 'fown the leg of my
sock, I would do a little scratching
on my own account.
It was a pleasure-I mean caring
for my flock was a phasuro-even
getting rid of vermin was a )leas
uro, i. e., it was a "labor of love"
which is always a pleasure.
My early ventures in the chicken
busness woro not very profitable,
from a money standpoint, but they
were rich in experience and still
furnish the vaporings for many a
When first, stricken with the
''fad" I was hard hit, and as it
struck in at the start, I was what
is commonly known as a "sucker"
for the manufacturers.of all kinds
of chickouj appliances, one of my
purchases being known as tho ever
lasting hon's nest-a Yankea inven
tion, guaranteed to increase the
production of eggs, provent hens
from eating eggs, etc., and of
course, combined all the advan t ages
and virtues of a well ordered nest.
It was merely a hopper shaped box,
wi ith a trap) door at the bottom, and
the nest egg secu rely fastened inisid e
the box a littlo above the trap. ..
>'aced the nest in position and then
climbed in:to the left, where I ha~d
a good view, and awaited the comn
iug of Mistress Hen. I had not
long to wait, for soon all old dlomi
nockor came in, inspected the con.
traption, and concluding that it
wvas just her fit, settled down to
business. A iter a reasonable length
of time she arose with joy ful ntotes,
n1otifyinog me that another egg had
been born inito the world. Turining
to inspebct the fruits of her labors
sh s un.of her cckle s9hui'( i
the midle(, and her look of per
plexity and surp~rise was a study
What thoughts passed through tha
old !men's..brain wvas beyond ma
comprehensioni. It was very evi
dent that sho ,was satistied thor<
was ak sl ip mn thoconnect ion some
howv, and shte had not1 perl'frmo
herd aty, for aho settled dow:
apain~ to save 1her reputation. An'
/other cackle, another tutu, this
time a look of dIisgust,iindign:atioi
and determination. It was a eas
of "do or die"' and it was caekl
and turn, cackleiand turn, a battl
for supremacy, as it wore, betwee
the hen and the nest. As a tru
born Southern lien, she did not pro
pose to be outdone by any Yankol
invention, and shte held the fort iil
er head dIropped, the cackles grea
fainter, and finally ceased altogeti
er. I thought it time to invosti
gate, anid found there was nothin
left but a box full of eggs, one hena
two feet",aed a bunch of foatheri
She had ' acklod her last eackhi
laid her 1 at lay, and as I laid ho
away behit d the barn, I allowedi
was just lik~o those (darned Yankoet
They never undertook to do a tihing
but what t .ey overdonie it,
Soo1 aftde ward I: invested in
pa r ot ,Co hIn Ohinas. Perhap
About the "terrible price wr
train of departments caught
Bargain Items is raked up, -
public. Now is the time for
All $2.50 men's Sweatern
,to go at 48c. One small lot <
All 10.00 and $1-2.00 Overcc
8.50 and $9.00 "
One lot Ovel
A wave of cut prices is sw
b)argains equally as good, bu
each day with values that cc
YOU HAD BK
some of yun older readers will ie- I was waiting to receive her. She
member the breed. I never know ga.'e him an appenlng look, whici
tho genealogy ot the things. If seemed to say, "I have aIwave
there was a tree in the family I eIn a true and loving spouse. I
never could trace it. When, where can't understand it." Ho cast one
and how they carnowas a problem, look of disgust at those inoifhnd
but judging by appearance I shoul( ing ducklings, and turning on the
say they were a crosa between an hen a look of reproach he dropped
ostrich and a buzzard with a strain his tail feathers and skulked away
of wild boss. They wore trousers behind the corn crib, refusing to
to the end of their toes, and theirtc
voices were a mixture of a bull hntre al notewosb
(log's howvl and the tooting of a fogthbrnh
Set!i That old hen was an ever- hs(igae n5 a htleW'
lasting setter. She would get onrutnupadow tieyd
the roost, on old tin'cans, on stonescstnamrsglcethoh
--anywhere she could find a place tefne talkl ultoli
to squat. Why, she would outset n gbrsyrwihsml
a migger in watermelon time. I ost rv htteei oe
often thought that hen set because o ua aueoe na l
she was too laAy to walk about.
She was a setter-was that hen 10! ntebn ftebac
ai~d no mistake. I tried all theth )i (ortdpusde,
usual remedies, such as tying a roea n lvnltteopast
ra oher tail, sousing her intoa
tub of cold water, and so on, but abtl si oe
it was of no use. Set she would, rvltedclne uk h e
.and set she did, to her sorrowv. I n yef ntwe oko
t wont down to old Aunt Polly Bot- atfca nuainfl nom
torn's and got a setting of MuacoyyhndIraoeitothtth
duck eggs. Those (lucks are some dc a h otete101~a
mo pretty things. They look teicbtradIhdt tn
like two-legged terrapins with a
danger signal stuck up in front. ~ Iteinpiioofwturer
I put tihe eggs under the 01(d hen andgomoer 3twrenth
- she stuckc to it like au sticking plast-olrotrcmeil
S0(1 radmoher~vthcarnir t Aun idern ite csn
Scomoaroun and lok athlroi of isusto rage toie ioffwelv
i oigsr fa~a n h ngI months h yar, twrin an the
I would go and~hen look at 11il~lO.C'lsgo reprLoahul he drope
Swhch as he igget fol veris lil ftherns cansule. aa
beigdy(re ihw e no-Nh the aon 2ri, thefusingto
V ct'dio. he 1( roste srut bet cofoted hil he roudtast
(~f n ar ; he en as a dini e bran15 ~ c aioad.ep
g andselfcompsed s cold Nex.to poining hebehIald fogtten
I~ petC(1 Unde til circimi his disraeo in5 sofr 0th ar e wasi
cahl a akn rprto st,weing aos glnesls thrg
r pulty yrd.Net mrnig te nehbor'slyard, wicht simply
goes tol proveathaot. Shereois aluow$2
Sdownast lok-so eekadWrto onj theko the brdach
.huibl-sh aproahedthespth pbootrtesrtedl pouseied
a r e or n at ith L. P. Sitilre.
S th dinit befttig hs s a rtificial Cbton el nto myta
eck" that has just
in the snashup.
hich will be of sp
quick action for tl1
to go at 1.50. Al
)f ladies coat suits
latto go at - $7.85
" " " - 6.00
"coats to close at $1
caught in the wre
ceping all over the
t what's the use, th
amnot pe matched, C
TTER KEEP IN ]
.ways glad to serva
Letter From Looper.
We aro :having some very cold
weather at the present time, with
snow and ice on the ground, and
Mrs. G. F. Hill is improving, af
ter a caso of pneumonia fever. The I
wholo community wishes for her a
speedy recovery to her accustomodj
Thej~ inifanit daughter of Mr. and1
M~rs. T. T. llughes was buried at
Peter's C.ueck church cemetery,
Thursday the 7th. The infant.~
wvas only nInIo days old at its death.
Th~ie family havo the heartfelt sy m
pathy of their mnaniy friends.
Mrs. Dora. Jones is sick at this
w ri ting.
Auditor E5. F. Keithi was at
Uughes' storo last Monday tha 6th
taking returns. as had as the wveath- 2
or was, and taking every dog, oven
to the bob-tail ones.F
Rev. J. E. Foster is having a ne0w
two stor'y dwelling house built, on
his placo. Mr. Lindsay Watson is
doing the work.
Mr. J. E. Singleton is also buildl
ing ai new', houise, ini addition to the
one ho has already built.
Mrs. Hi. A. Freeman has return
(3d hiome from a two weok's v isit to
1h1'or aughter, Mrs. T1. A. Julian.
Mr's. Freeman is in ,tho 70th
year of her l ife. She has out livod
her husband~and three of hier child- i
ron, and niow has5 only on1e living
child to consolo~ hor ini her 01(1 ago.
Miss Emma Smith. spnt one
night last week with Miss Annua
Your scribu anld some other boys c
had( a line time skating on the ice l.
last week. And how wo (lid enjloy e
Mr'. N. MI. Looper' lost a fine cow (
Iast Sunday night, the Othi. Tho,
conso of its death is not known.
|Mr. G. W. (Grillin: spent lust1
Monday night with his son-in-law,
Mr. TF. T. Hughos.
Messrs. B. 0. Jones and1 Honr'y(0.
Loopar visited at J. G. Hlughes a
few days ago. We like to see the
old boys pass aro'und to see us all .
Hurrah for the Far'mers' Page 1
If the farmers will stick, we will
have 10 cents for our cotton yet.
)ccnrred at "THI
From the debris
sc.ial interest to or
Ley wont last.
t in the Wrec
1 $1.25 sweaters to
worth front $1-0 to
t in the Wrec
A ll (-'.00- an- d ,7.5(
.98, wvorth ir'om~ $ 3
ck and they must
big store, and we
e peOple know tlu
nb they all come
TOUCH W - 11
a you, yours truly
T.1 tholught heI was a chr11istilan
Did old Ebt 11 enz (ray,
le never minaised cl1, m1eoting.4
And was alvays glad to pray.
It, did not let rcltgion
Hurt hig businogs through tho wcok,
lit on a SIuday Imornifig
Ho was righteous liko and meek,
if Usetd to havo a maimer
That would mako a clown feed "bue;"'
Io used to chili is eigzhbors,
Anl his home was chilly, too.
hut in 11he church on Sunday
You could never find. him lato,
did whenu it camno to rooting
I n relig ion, he wasa gro i..
I 0 ueca to skin1 all comersQI
Thrlioughi thoi wek, anud Jlked the
et claimo iid to run1 his uinessO ii
In the Mater 's holy namew.
Io~ never let thle doctrino
Used on Sutnday, undlerstad,
Lffect upon a week day,
Any de'al lie had on hand,
home people called hinm "brotherl,"'
Andl great i~i numer; cal led hii m Iramos
'ho lather peoplo bin
T.hoso wuho fathomaed all lhis ainw.
Io dijed in proper sea
Crosseid unto) anmother shoro - t
Lnd ti is ~.twhat St .Pet or
T1old the fellow at, the door:j
'While ,you were good on ndaI~iysi,
.ihlroughx the week, Eh, you *were
[once whenim 1 spacek your atentence,
D.o not think that I amu rough.
ow you can s .pond your Suandays
HoeroiIl in eaveni very well,
ut week days Ebznoer,
Weo'ro golig to give you --."
--St Josephi aezotte,
Famous rutit Lands
Of the east Texas counmtry, hiomen
f the Elbeorta peachi, the staaw..
orry, plum, pear, tomat- and oth.
r fruits antd vegetables.Bi
nioney in growing for the~ northi
Ont February 7th aund 21st and
\larcha 7th and 2 1sf, round tri p
aomu e socrs' tichots fr'om St.
FLouis, Tihohos, Cairo or1 Mempllhis
it rate of oino fair plus $2 not en
Onio w~ay colonist. tickets at half
fare plus $2 on lFebruary 21st and
WVrito for bookiet on Toxas fruit
lands, malp and time table.
Lh. P. Smith, T1. P. A.,
Cotton Bolt Rloute, Atlanta.
BIG STORE." A n entir
the following' ptrtial list of
L] patrons and the shopping
g)o at 85c. All 5c and 85c
$1.2 will go at 84.50.
) Overcoats to go at - $4-50
"'" "' " - 3.85
.50 to $5.00.
be sold regardless of price.
could men tion lundreds of
tt our counters are laceiied
LLE1 1-I G Sr1 I Z+]E
"'Uncle Sam"-Origin of the Name. A Good Woman Gone to Rest.
Speculation has arison regardi Ar- Mat !. i:si 11 opk ins (eparted
hu origin of the torm "I'Inle SmIn this life at Pirhonoit, S. C., oi
s applied to the Uniited Stalc January 2Gth, 1105, in the 78 year
WvoI nmin It. of her life .
In tho war of 1812, betwoon this Sister Ilopkins had been an ex
toiuntry and Groat irilniln, Eib rt eml) ary chiistian and a member of
Amilim-son of New York purchasml the Liberty Haptist Church for
ii Troy, N. Y. a lirge amount of i'm years. In her christian life
>ork for the American army. and influenico sho has left to her
1f Wa1s inuspected by Samuni itl Wil- cli dren1 l~1UIegacy* more precio0us
umi, who wats popularly kii'wni as f hant silver or g'ld. Shio leaves
'I iclo Sam."' The barls! obf pork~ eignt chtibire i to fm lourn for her,
'Oe mairked ''C. A,, U5. S.,"' the buti th&y sorrow not as5 those with -
ettering being doine by aiI'! fa 01iou oti hope, for they feel suro that
mnilyee of Mr. Wilson. Whien she has only gone before and wvillI
isked by fulienv workmn iith a await I hwir aooininig to thieir Fathbe's
meiiaing' of thu mar~k ( for the let- house on high. Tier body was
Lers '1U. H.,'' fori Liitd States, buied at old Liberty gliave yard
were t lion ablaost ent i rely necw t1> a ftor f he f uineral .serv'ices, conidued
hiomi), ho sai d be dIidl niot k now by Roev. R . II. B urriss, of Pied -
n loss it mieanit Eilb)rt A rdosona imont.
ndi' Un clet Sam i, all udinrg to Sami al ay a meciu Fa thor comnfort
ajIlson.II th bo'rea val ilId run and( hel p
The joke took among the wor - tlimmi all to Ii vu such lives that
noni and! passed(ICi curenly ), and1( a fter awhlilo t hety may meet thei r
'V ec o Sam'' him selfC being prus- precious mother
nut, was occias0~ionlly raim ed on "'In the sweeot by-and- by.''
ho inicreasing extent of his~ po~ss HI.
ion s. Soon the i ncidnit. appoaredI , ~______________-_
ii print, and the joke gained faivor T'ake Murray's H-orehound,
apun~y , tilI it penet rateal and was Mullkin and Tar and stop
ecogizodX ini every part oi' t'ie coughing. 2 5C for large bot
oilitry', and will no .ldub co.tie. Your druggist or Mur
iimio so while the United StatesI ray Drug Co., Columbia, S. C.
e niii of Jon ii UtLii..'' M ica Dots.
The termt ''John Ihill"' is a satir-- Mica, Fob. , 6.-As I haven't,
caI jersoiiIcation of tho Engl ish senanything from this section in
>eopleC, der'ived( troml Arbuthnot's some1 tine, 1 will try to givo you a1
'llistor~y of John Bull," in which few dots. I am only twelve yeai s
aatirical story the horo was repro- old, so I. supposoe miy lottor will
en'1ted1 asB a blul, kind1 hearted, but find its waiy tolthli wasto..basket.
nil he~aded Eniglish farmer, aso Mr. .Jesse Henudricks' son is very
Aited wvith two other characteis, siek at this writing also Mr. T1.
I,ow is Baboon, repi esen'in tho Henricks' children aro) quit->
lerechmn, ad Nchols Fogsick.
Frobchliail aid ieiohs.'rog, It is wvith sorrow that we write
repiresentinug the (Goriman. of tho (death of Mr. Hlarvo Mull,
Joh n 1Bill was aceepto I by the
Word tM i' . ,ica I~gah Mr. S. M. CJox has moved out of
n n hece tol~. Abnt~l if th i s section and1 Ned D~avis has
longs the haoinor of invoutintg ie d01r.(x sla.
if I see this im print, I will try
national meck namo11, first aipj E
againi. Little Boy.
to Enhgland , but lalterm oxton<i in~t
the eopo o th wh 1 ih 'or Coughs--at your drug
Epr.-- gists or direct from Murray
Make your druggist give you Drug Co., Columbia, S. Ca
Murray's IH01orhound, Mu~llein Murray's Horehouud, Mullein
and TaUr. Cures your cough. .and lar. 25c for large size
25C a bottle.jbot.