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Eutored April 28,'1903 at Picklens, 8. .., a second olass matter, under act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
VL XXIV PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1905. NO4i
Unole Zeke Talks Busin '
Well, neighbors, as we crawl out
of bed these mornings and see the
sun shining on both sides of the
fenco and hear tho birds warbling
in the trees it seeis as though we
were back On1C more I the old
timo Southland and I hope it ha
put you all in good humor tor fear,
as the Irishmai would say, "I may
trod on the tail of your coat,"
tlthough I would avoid it as iar its
I just wish to mako a plain state.
menn of facts from my sido of the
house as a matter of business andt
do not intend this as a begging
I do not look o1 a country now a
paper as a "oharity patient" or a
beggar, and if any one (toes not
contsider tt paper vorth the sum
of two cen1-s per week, or one dol.
]ar a year, my advic. to then is to
get off the list as soon as possible
r10 no on should pay more for An
article than it is worth, whei they
can avoid it
There has been considerable talk
through the columnus of the Sentiol
Journal about cutting, paid tip sub.
scriptlonb, etc., and no doubt many
think it a sheer case of bluff.
When I entered the service of this
paper it was under contract to
place this list otn a paid up basis
with a certain nubiller of sicscri
- 'rs onl or before th1 first lay of
May, 1905, with tle understaiding
this list be entirely under my conl
trol, and to hand le to. i lio best of
It was the intention to make a
sweeping cut ill January, but owing
to the condition (if the cotton hmar
ket wNe decided to cut up to certain
dates, and I am very proud to say
that a very large per cent of .hose
have come back with us, and while
we have added a large number of
new names to our lit., I am still
- long wa-S off irom the number re
quired to fufill my contract.
Now, friends, you can hardly ex
pect m1e to "Take -the flour out ct
my bariel to mix your AV O ,,
thereforo if you c ,uder the
Cu1t" j ust I~4~~
t) t .n iund that I am
he yourselves, looking out sotmie
what for number one.
' Now don't lay any blamo on the
Editors anid Proprietors of this
paper; the list is out of their hands,
and they l!:Ve no control over it,
until my contract ends, so friends
if you have anty cussing to do,
come arouind( anid give it to mle, I
am tused to it, anud it does niot weari
ont mHy ne1v1 as- it (does tho'so who
have b, en wallowing along for
years trying to run a paper 01n
TUhe pencil is no.w going inito
the reitajider of this list as. fast
as possible, and if you find your
paper fails to roach you you will
know the reason,
There hatvo) quito a numnler been
in and made arrangements for ant
extensiont, andu~ if b~y accident any
of those are dropped, I wold coni
sider it a great favor if they will
immediately notify us.
I know it is uinpleasant for recad
ers of the paper to have those inat
te constantly t hruset ini theiru
faces, and it is equally unpleasaint
.for us. T1his is my last call on
those -who aie in arrears, and uin
less they pay some attention to this
one I shalt take it for granted
they do not wvisht to remain with
us and act aiccordintgly. Hereafter
my business with subscribers will
be trans~aCted on the side, andl not
through the columns of the papeor,
and my excuse for dloinig so at thItis
time, is because it is impossible for
meit to see thtemt all in persont.
I would be proud to retain every
mant now on the list, butt I
know tatis is an impossibility, anid
if you decide 'not to stay with us
you will find me no kicker.
It is up to you, my frienids. I
have ino fears ot tihe result; we are
going to roach the ma)frk all right
enough, and the more I ride Pick
ens county and the more I see of
her people, the better satisfied I am
that before the year 1906 the Sen
tinct.Journtal witll have a larger
list of suber~tibera thtan over hofore,
* and all p~aid up.
"Now, dear readlers, if, :ike our
old frieiid, "'Rip Van Winikle,'""'you
will not coutt tis tuone,'' I. will
promis~g not to wvorry 30ou farther
*on this su bject. Y ours,
train of de
to go at 48(
All 10.00 i
"c 8.50 an
A wave c
each day w
General Assembly Doings.
The last bill on the House Cal.
mdar bore the No. 641 :and in
)rackets the letters S., 422. This
mneant that during the Legislative
c-ssion just ended that there were
341 propositions submitted to the
House, and that there wore 422 mat
Lera considered by the Smente. Of
course a great many of these are
dupllicates; that is, wvhen a mea3
ur passes the Senate and is sent to
the~ H-ouse, or vice versa, it receives
a new numbe'r, or whenever dup
icate propositions are presented
in the House and Senate each
bi aLich has its individual nuimbjr.
But altogether more than a tos
and proposi tions were con sidered.
These numbers include coincurrentI
resolutions anid other ma tter3 that
have to te considered by both
It wouild be entirely sate to fig
ure that there wore five hundred
separate and distinct bills proposed
making due allowance for dupli
cates and renumbering on either
Of this number 193 bills and reso
lutions wvill find their way to the
statute books of the State. The
greater number were continued uni
til next session, and the remaindler
weore either killed outright or with
drawn to be spared that fate.
As previously stated there has
beeni practically no aflirmnative leg
islation, Tlhe most important mat
ter really enacted was the provision
for two new circuit Judges and the
arrangement for the necessary
mauchinery for the two new cir
Next in importance to this per
haps wos the screwing up of the
primary election law and followving
this was the liberal disposition to
wards industrial enterprises, .such
as water-power camnpanies and
water supplying corporations, and
the widespread desire to issue
bonds for 'school buildings. Tne
recent decision of the State Sup
reme Court in the case of White
vs Chester County, in which it was
held that the General Assemnbl~y
might relieve city and county
b .mnd from State, municipal and
county taxes, was received rather
"terrible price Wi
ois is raked up, -
ow is the tiglie for
. One snall lot
md $12.00 Overc<
d 9.00 "
One lot Ove:
T ---All blankets
if Cut prices is su\
u11ly as good, bu
it'1 values that c,
,YOU HAD BE
late in sossions, but that pi, vision
5 now finding its way into the
aew issuo of municipal and county
The General laws that were on
ietnd at the recent session of the
3eneral Assembly would not fill
in ordinary-sized pamphlet. It is
Ahe special or local legislation that
will fill the next volume of statutev,
auithority to issue ne0w biOnds for
scho~ol buildinlgs, or to reissue
bonids, to pa~y the claims of in
dlividulals for overpaid taxes, or to
straighten legal tan~gles, to raisec
counity Sallaries, or to chiauge the
niumbeor of days a certain oflicer
should 1)0 at his ollice. Ott of the
enitiroi list of raufied Acts 24 relate
to schiool b)onds, 39 to lceal couin ty
matters, 23 refer to ind ividuail
cla ims. Con1siderably mhore t.han
half of tho total legislationi was
upon puriely indlividual11 or local
The niegative portion of th<
Legislativ paJroceedinlgs m11akes uj
by far the most important part
It represents what was left un
donie, and the d ispositionl seemted
to be to tako no chances and rathem
to leavo unenlacted that whici
may be questionablo in its effecti
or results on the State. This i~
T1he following is a classified. 1is
of the bills that were enacd int<
laws, and they have beon classilla
so that these interested may ti
better see was done:
F'INANCIAL AND TrAXATION
An A'tt to requare the Secetary Q
State to make reports to the Outnp
troller General of certain' fee;
and funds, and to fix the timne o
the payment thereof to th#. Stats
An act to provido for a real)
praisemenit 'and reassssmot fo
taxation of certain abandonid ric
An Act to amend Sectionk 1, 41
5, 10 and 11 of aln Act er ltitle
"An Act to require tho pa meom
of annual license fees by e/orporim
tions doing business in ,tdis f t all
andi reports to tA ''Comptrollt
General,'...typpro ed 1st (lay<
March, 1904, o as to correct error
To provide at local corporatiom
shall pa 0 license foe throug
eck" that has just
in the sitiashup.
vhich will be of si:
quick action for t]
3 to go at 1 50 Ai
A ladies coat suits
)atto go at - $7.85
" " " - 6.00
ccoats to close at $1
caught in. the wr
peeping all over th<
t what's the use, t
mnot poe matched,
TTER KEEP TN
Aways glad to serv
tho Comptroller General's oflice
an( railroads and other similar
corporations shall pay directly to
An Act to amend Section 1,775
of the Code of Laws of South Caro
lina, Volume 1, 1902, fixixg liabili
ty of stockholders in hmanks and
banking instutions. This is to
mako the statuto law comply with I
tho constitutional hiability as to
A joiniit resolution to provide for
the alppoint ment of two members of
the Sen ateC and th rt.. membuers of
tho Hlous> to examnin' certain
A.\. bill to make a ppropriations to
meet the ordinary e~xpenses of the
Sta to Govertinment for the fiscal
year commeniocing January 1st,
An Act to amend Section '714 of
the Code of Laws, 1902, Vol omo
1. roletoig to thw State Troasurer,
so as to regurd dluplicattt insteadc
of triplicate receipts.
An Act to mfake aplpropriations
for ithe pay ment of the per diem,
mil ongo, andl stationery certi fica tos
of the members of the Ucrxral As.
sombly, the Estlaries of the i-ubor01
dinato oflicors aund emnployersi there
of, and the purposo herein
An Aet in referenice it) tho 'luities
of chairman of local boa'nrds of as
An Act to am11ed ani Act enit it
Ied an Act to provide(1 for cha r ter
fees for domestic b~uiildig and loan
ass9ociations. Thl1is exempts iin,
ceases of capjitiil stock from inharn
An Act to provideo for assessing
propert y in lBeaufort County.
An Act. to raiso supplfees and
ma iko appr'iationis for the lideail
r yea comlmeiiomig 1905. T1his fixes
the State levy at 5 1-2 mills, an
an increase of 1-2 mill..
An Act to amend Section 430,
Volumeii 1, Code of Laiws of Caro
Slina, 1902, so as to futher provide
-for c ollection of taxes, etc.
FISH AND OYSl'lFRS.
A Ajoint resolution p)roviding foi
>l the appointinenht of a commissiora
. to examino into terrapini, oyste'
iB and other shell fish interoats4 bl)ongi
h1 um) to tAi State nd t ..., rooti
occurred at "- TlIl
. From the debris
>oial interest to o
iey wout last.
t in the Wred
1 $1 .5 swecators t(
worth firom 10 tc
it in the Wrec
All (.00 and - .:1
.98, worth troin m $"
ek aid they mnus
big store, andw
I1e peoI.l kIno w th
anb tley -All come1
-e you, yours trvul:
the General Assombly suitab!
measures to adopt in ordor to do.
velop said industry.
- AnAct to preserve the gamio fish
shell fish and terrapini in and on
the public lands and waters of the
State, and provide a revenue there
from for the benofit of the citizunsq
of tho State.
An Act to reorganiizo the iii
tary force of this State; to adopt1)
and make of force a military code,
and~ to providoe ponal ties for the
violaion01 thereof, and to re
peal all laws referring to the mil
itary forces not horcin oinact
An Act to authorizo the Gvern
or to enter inito a cont raet wi1th the
repre sentat.ivyes 0f sold(ior's to -.solleet,
whatever is due soldiersi for ser vices
renderede( ini the $~~ paish-A mfoncantl
AnI Act to Cem)power the0 Adjnutant
and Inisrector General or the lei k
of histor'ical connnission to a id
unamos to the Confed(ora1to r'olls, uip
on proper proof.
An Act to provide for thto estab
l ishmlont, and1( buildling of' a Sud t
armory app~lropn'ates $G,750.
A joinit resolution aut horizAing
the Georgotown and Westorni
Railiroadl Comnfly to construct
and1( mainltai n a bri dge across the
S3amupit, 11 iver in Georgetown Coun..
An Act to amndnt Secthon 2, 1 7,
Volume I, Code of laws of South
C. arol ina, i 192, iniI~ r~efence to
n1oti(ce of actions( to. ba gi v(eni by
rai lroad~ corportionsH.
Ani Act to re'quir'e thle Son thorn
Ranilway Company to open)l u p the
otrIl end( of C rU stai Clets lil
(iclohonbi.t to trallie.
An Act to punish the wilful ani
malicious taking, remnoving, etc, a
brasses, ote, out of any journll
bclx or boxes of any locomiotive
An Act to regulate the transpor
tation of passengers ons olectri
railways. Tlhiis provides for th
-usparation of tho raics onl suburbai
L' rolloy cia.
An Act to fix and declare th
liabilities of any corporation, fire
or individual oporatking a rolle
D lIG SrTO E."
the following pai
xr patrons and thE
go at 85c. All 7
$1.2 willI go at Si .
0 Overcoats to o
.0t'o S. 0 0.
be sold regardles
coiuld mntion in
at our-11 colunters a]
11E BIlG STOREl
\ii Act to anwiud sections 2111
a! 20, 1of the Criminal Code of
Laws of South Carohna, prohibit
ing issilinog alnd 1.SiIIg of fi ee pass
es. ThC commli-rmrs ) of agricil
turieo is permoh it le l to afcce) it apas
under hiis Act.
An Act to r '(ro cOororations
w'ithi h.i s t State0.
An Act to) amendI( an.! Act (n
titledci an ''.\n Act to inc01'jorporate
M t. pleasant aim Cuorgetownu Ihul -
.An Act to nyrike it.a ni
meno lo pla(o any' expul).'Ie
't substanico whteve uponC tII r) O a ( il
ofm iny ra~iiZlrgoujti taeb n
I N~IJTr! ' -\L~ COR P()ltAT1IONS.
AZ) Act to iratify and1( p''o.:'u the
chalrI'r of the Parr' Shoals P'ower
Coni~may, gratedii~ by Sc&t iIry oif
S'tatI, On the (eighthI (dy 11of ceini
I owers5 to F.aid compan11hy.
Anu Act, to enabile munliicipal corI
tis SI ate engag (d 01 aibout. Uo oin
gigo ini tho buiine:-s~ of smoppying
wa ter for hi re, ani tary or (lom estio'
purpo'f0FS, to coemu n huI id , water
right4 and1 waleri ji' prV ioge~s, alii
other' propel t y IfJr t110 1)urpOSC of
('ahlshinMig, minai nin lg or ox
totiing water-works siystem, or for
the muorposoi of sein'ig a greater
or' 1 ct tor supply of water, or for
thie puirposo of pr'otecting tho wate0r
silE deu fromt conitamnition 01' any1
e ( ,niti ons which may be ai menaic(
to tihe alth of thoecomm'iunIfity3.
\13 Act to requiire the Secret ary o
Stato to colleet at least $5 for al
An Act to authIor'ize Sam uel M
SOrr and14 ,t hers to consI'trc 3)nd
ma'Litain a dam)101 or an's a1cr'os
,Saannah iver, oe'
, Ant Act to auithJoize. Patricl
Cal hou n. A uguMtn T30'. Smy the
-IE. IB. Calhon, EC. Vi. Calhoun andW
(Araniville lloal, and1( their ass9ociato!
a3 suWccssors antd assignse, to constru1CI
I andl~ min~tltalin a dam or dams9 aorOsI
the Savaijnah River, at or if thc
B vicinity oIf Trotter Shloals, ini th
1county of Abb'jville, for the( pur
E os f deeoigwtrpU
tial list of
5e and 85c
at - $4-50
S of price.
and CommelU1rCcialI uses and for other
An Act to ratify and confirm
the charter of the Oconee Water
Light and Power Company, grantcd
by tle Steenly of Stat-, on the
second day of December, 1904,
and to confer addit.ional powers on
Said Company. )
An Act to incorporate RpCdy
RiverI Powerci Coim)pany13.
An Act ((o incorporato (he Sn.
luda11 R ivur P~owver C<,mnpany.
.An Acet (o) IuIhri(''ze the Char
lesin Light :und Water Cc mpanuy
to er mtinct and mnamtain a daum
across Ghooe Creek, in Berkeley
Thli'e is a great deal of sicknes~
inl tis co.itI!uIty-and our dg. ter
au e kept busy53.
M liss Nita Clayton has closed
h er schiooIlat Long Branch and ro
Mrs. T1. IR. Chatami and child- /
r'en of' Greenv illo spent Werdnes
day with her mother.
Edwin Gaines of Cloms~on spent
Satuirday and Sunday with his p.
Mrs. Betty Riamitour and chil
ren of Asheville, N, C. visited rol
atives and friends horo last week.
Dri. Vas~s filled his appIointmenlt
at the Iaptist church Saturday
and Sundl~ay, but o-sing to the un
laym able weathor dlidnf't have any
ser1vicJ Suniday nlight.
The Jadies will meet at'the Ihap
tit chiurch Wddnesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock to organize a WVoman's
4 .M aster Vernon01 Shirley, wvho has
been suffeoinig from an attack of .'
grip), is somo botter.
Proest oajbkith of Gr'eenvilO
spont., Saturday,' and- Sunday h
Mrts. Vera Mauldin off ioken .
visited to parents, Mr..aud. Mrs. ~
L. Boss Katon, last ieok.
Enuna, the little two
dlaughiter of Mr. and Mrs.,W
John1isonl, of Norris, was lai
rest last Saturday even)ifln
M.Zion cometery. V "7