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IIIE PICKENS SENTINEJO
E utered April 23,1903 at Pickens, S. a., as second claRs matter, under act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
VOL XXXIV PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1905.
ooted, naked and nothing to cat.
WVell, the news got to old man
3usiness that young Bar was sell
og contrary to law and that some
hing must be done to check the
In thoso days there lived a graat
)rophet called Benjamin who could
)redict tho future as well as nar
-ate the past Benjamin promnised
f given the lines of the govern-I
ncent awvhile he could make Mr.
3ar's business assume a different
ispect. Well, some how other aind
ionie how else this prophet. got
1ald of the lines and with the co,
perationl of the general assembly
1c got Mr. Bar's namie changed to
state Dispensary. He carried him
o the barber shop and had himi
~havod and his hair clipped and a
iew suit of cloftbes put on him. lHe
gave him instructions to sell from
mn up till Buln dlown and to any
md everybody that wanted whuis
key except drunkards and nmmoirs,
taking care at the same time to
adviso Mr. State Dispensary never
to refuse the drunkard's or minor's
inoney if offered by some ono else
for thorn. He also advised( Mr.
Disp~ensary to be sure and sell the
patient enough of ''80 minutes till
leathl" before sundl(own to do himii
through the night, for if he failed
to dto so women and children
iiighitlget a good night's sleep and
bhat would not be in accordance
vithl the financial viewv of Mr. Dis,
WVell, under this kind of a leader..
mh ip, with a now nanme, being over.
iauled ini several respects, Mr. Bar's
~erritory was enlarged from Green
ville and other places to every
sonnty in South Cajolina. Yet let
t be remembered that it was the
ntunio young Bar that created so
mu ich disturbance inl Groonville.
Welol, wvhen M r. Dispdnsary
wiint ouit he found he had several
half brothers besides the sone on
l10astatoo, who seemeld to think that
it was only a question of Iu:tioy
and who handled the best goods
as to who should Bell the most, Mr.
Tiger claiming that if it was right
for his hlalfC brother (Mr. Di.pen,
siary) why lbe (Mr. Tiger) had a
perfoot right to sell. So Mr. Tiger
(did sell, and was doing such a fine
business, owmg to hi.s rdeo
Relationship of the Dispensary
and the Tiger,
OUR SCRIBE FIXES KINSHiP.
Personal News Notes of Interest to Maly
of Our Readers.
ft was- not. our intention to writ(
anything this week, as news iteis
ate scarce, but as t he w-ri1hy cor.
respondent from Liborty, Ir-. (!.,
tried to show Ip the relationship
between prolibition awld the dis.
pensary, we thought it nothiig
amilhiss to flalo the k1inship between
the old lar rooi systei and the
dispensary. It is a categorial fact
that these two evils are very close
ly allied, being agnaten., and we
find by studying human nature
that whea two mean breeds aro
mixed :the devil aint apining for
the offspring. Take a mulatto for
instance; there is enough of negro
in him to make hii moan and
enough of white man in him to
know how to executo his meau
DOES, consequently he is worse than
if he was a full blooded nogro.
Now the old har r'otn 3 stem
was a rude roiigh kind of a young
fellow who made I,1 father ill
kinds of fair promises that. he
Would keep good coipany, :llw
no disturbance around him, would
tolerate nothing that was nlot in
accordance with his father's ( Uncle
Sain) will, if granted a pass for so
long. Well, after all kinds of fair
promihes and pledges and in Con
sideration of a little cash, old nan
Busints.;, inot realizing .th danlgsii
ho was placinig over his son's lcadl,
for the laws in old man Business'
time wore not as strict as they
were when his son made applica
tion for a pass, went ahead and
granted the rcquest of his son.
Well tho son weti out and the
-old man inever heard ally ioro
from him in soie time. Young.
Bar at that time had his nearest
headquarters at Greonville, S. C.,
and bui only relative in Pickens
county was a half brother up onl
Eastatoe called Blind Tiger. The
only distinction between the two
brothers was the one in Groonvillo
could do business on tho :ide walk
in daylight and in the cellar at
night and on Sundays, while the
one in Pickens county uip on East,
amtoe had to transact his busintess
in the woods, in old houses, etc.,
wherever lie could hide1 from his
step daddy on the account of niot
having a pass. Well things wvent
on this way for sonie time1) and
both did a very respectable busi
ness5 so far as the financial Ipa1rt
was concerned. But Mr. Bar of
oGreenvilIlo had some atdvaniitago
over Mr. Tigor of Pickens.
In those5 days thoro wvoro no cot
ton mills in Pickons county to con
sume tihe raw material made ini
saidl county, consequently the lar
ge4t part of the cotton raised in
Pickens county was carried to
Greenville anid sold. Well, of
course after the cotton was sold
and tho boys got the cash they
could not afford to wait to drivo
back home and1( then plum-11to East
tatoe tc get to seeI Mr. T1iger whlen
they weore within a few steps of
his half brother, Mr. lBarr, who of
fored every courtesy that could b)o
shown so far as tho monecy went.
Well, as Mr. Har treated thomi so
nicely and was so kind in letting
them have a nythinog they cal led
for the boys traded out a nlico bill
with Mr. Barr as Mr. Barr assured
them that thero was no danger in
carrying hisa goods into Pickonis
county and~ t ha t thecy coulId do so
boldly and abhove board, while if
they waited to go back to tiadho
with hlis half brother in Pickens
county they had t: ibe careful about
who saw them anti especially 11ot
to expose the goods they bough t of
Mr. T1iger for tear of future trouble.
With all this in view and being
very thirsty at that time the b)oys
laid in a good supply, henco wheni
they came homie they wore dressed
up so to speak, out of money0), ini
debt and eared for nothing, the
old woman rtisodi a racket about
heor and the children being bafre.
Lnd we an
oi seen the COLE
>re you buy. It sa
c of all kinds of Fe
gocds and prices, the prophet, Ben
jamin, said Mr. Dispensary put up
for the money there was in it and:
that Mr. Tiger must stop. So he
armed men, gayo them $2.00 a day,
.o: exile th6 baneful stuff and I
put peace and quietude in tho
drunkard's home, whore women and t
children are suffering on account, t
of it, but to stop Mr. Tiger so his
half brother could got the entire 1
Of' course this raised anmmosity,
and, consequently, many lives have C
beeni lost on the strength oIf it. t
Yet, Mr. Dispensary continues to s
dispense out the same old st.uffI to
those who want~ it. C
When a moral question is raised c
the answer comesi, "It is the best k
solution of the whiskey traffic." a
My God I What a poor excuse.
What if A was indicted for stealing,
and1( when~ brought before the courti
his answer would ho something like
this: "I had to steal or perish." ''
WVould his answer excuse him? .)
No. WVell, 0ne excuse is just as
valid as the otheri. Again they g
throwv up that wo get the beneftlt
of the dispensary profits in the I
W\ould it be any worse to allow
A to sell whiskey at home and( edii-(
c'ate his childron, than the State to I
soll it and give himi the money in l
an indIirect way? |
If' it is a sin for a prIvate citizen|I
to soil whiskey it is worse for the
Slate, because it involves every i
tax pJayer. I, for one, say awayt
withi the dlispensary. Iet every
county from tho seaboard vote it i
out. It is no good so far as moral
ity is concerned. Between Mr,
Bar and Mr. Dispoensary I will take I
Mr'. Bar with his original suit On
Tauk about prohibition not beinug
(enforcedl, It can be enforced as
well as the dispensary law. All ~
lawvs aro violated to a certain ex
tent. We' have a law agaimst mlur..
dher, which is the heaviest penalty
of all, yet it is violated at times.
10nact 'a law that any p~hysician) e
grantinig a prescription for whiskey
other thani for what is actualli
needied ini a medical wvay shall for- a
feit htis diploma and~ never he al
lowed to practice medicioul any(
more. Also anmy sheriff or con
h S Colo,
es time and mor
rtilizers on hand.
itable failing to help enforce pro,
bibition when notified that tho law
s baivg violated should abdicato
:heir oflice on request of the gover.
ior. Let us hear from others on
E. N. Whitmiro has just re
urned from Atlanta where he went
o purchase spring goods for the
3o0mpaty store. Wo venture tho
esrtion that he ordered at nico
We wvere pleased to see0 Dr. Long
n our streets recently. *Come
gain, Doctor, we always glad to
Capt R. E. Steolo and Mfr. John
~raig of the Keoweo side were in
ur town Oo (lay last week. Capt.
~teolo brought down a nice porker
uda load of fine' corn . Come
gain, Capt., bunt sorter divide
our load with the rest next time.
Ve all wvant, pork and corn.
Mrs. 0. G . Smith has leasod the
otl at this place for another
'car. Mrs. Smith knows how to
reat a w'orried traveler andl has
iven~ en tire satisfaction,
Newt Jamos, who has been very
iow, is doing very well at this
rritjng- Throngh the means ol
'rof. ,J . (C. Garrett, Dri. Black o.f
iiirenil :e (nme l)0over an:I por
o)rnlhd anl op1 1:i i ''n Mir. James
md1( it is now tihoiige he wvill get.
r'oli. Mr. Januis 0 -nld( not have
ive d many mlore d11 s had th.a. op
~ratjin not been p)erformodl. Mr.
4arrett. is to be) c-n i nded fo~r
B ai poor miani an id was n.f able11)1 to
oir the expense of the opiation,
uch der-eds as thai:t is 1dig asq we
re comnde tolI~l do. MIa:y tihe
lord bloss Mr', Garrot t, is the
Book on California.
6 pages, 76 illhust ratt ionsi. I)D o*nbes
anliforinia and( runIto0 tir. Cicago,
l ikvwalko and~ St Paul, Uijon1 Pac lie
ndI Southern Pacific Lline.
Th'is is tihe r ouit of the Overlandc
Ilation, Chic igo, 6 05 P )i. ilyii~.
lirives Sani Francisc:> the ti'rd day
rn time for dinner. Calhifornia book
ont for 6 'ets polage. Fi. A.
ililler Gene!ral laseniger Agent,
Shicaigo, or W\. S. Lloiwell 381 b; oad -
vay, New York.
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r the larg
OLTVA1ER C1111 LI
'R, if you have not
ey, and will insmi
You had better
DON'T BE A SOREHEAD.
If You Can't Do Your Town Any Good,
Do It No Harm.
The kicker is an outgrowth of
He never builds up; his mission
is to tear down.
Tho kicker nevor works for the
public good, he spends Ins life and
breath critcising the iork of othe
Sorehead is delO~Ood f rom a
slight abiition of the scal p; somec
timo of the euticle on the bump11 of
self conceit. Ordinarily, this would
soon heal, without a scar, but if the
blood is bad or the place is fro
qunently seratched with the finrger
of mem lfory, the wound,( su1jpurates
andli becomes a chirome soire. Once
deoepsoated, the dlisease is almo..,
How miany chr'onic kickers can
you call to mlind that are now
nuin Itg a case of sorehoad se(retl y
or op)Onl y.
Ilow manyl of these cani you)i
count on your fingers who are dIoing
any work for thet pubble goodl?
Al so, how man111y of themi can you
remembii er w ho hiavo everI be)en
plesed( 'vithi any thing any one
else has dione.
Theli kiceker miakes huis healiuar
fors aroitil the sodla waiIteri and
cigai' standls of the (dry tow', andio
the b~ars or pol rooms of the wet
What ho knows about every
other muan's 1bsiness would fill a t
book. Whalit he is dloing hi imself
stampi. lie is a hiut.omonious1 crea-t
tire, and~ would he p~oisomod to I
(lentih wit hbIs own gas if deopri vod g
of an1 atudienlce. .
Youl won't find is signature~ on a
the subscr'iiption 1 ist of any publiic
Onterprlise, but hio Clan tell you ex. r
actly how the money will bue waLstedl.
Ite is not mulch of' a puiblio sub
scriber, but ho is a petitioner Iiromn a
way back yonder.
If every mani wo~ ked just as ho
does, this would1 be lhe greatest
agricultu ral section in the world,
that is, if the farmers were seoking
01(1 fields to clear up.
If thle kicker had beeni born an
ox, all his shoulder gulls would b)o
on the oil sido. If ho hadi beas.
pest line (
)W N.. .
you. should ex.am1rMn
'(3 You. aL :stcan(d of (
haul gnano hefon
hatched a fish, ie Would have fallon
int" the (irst, t1p With its iiouth
downi st rea m.
Thu only way tho kickle was
evIr l11arnod to pull was bivkwards.
Don't bo a kicker.
Don't be a i cu-r.
If you can't, pll 'together with
yoir fellow citizens f'r t lie common
g:od, get out. of thi v.ay an.1 lot
If 0111 fel I hIt you are develop,
ig a case of sorobead , (enre it~ with
lhe hlin g oil of public s)pi t and1
.he a slave- of duit y ,q qiclr. befp, or yor
Mase is hlopeloss), iwid you ar rel
zated to the scrap, pile.-Tif(tonl
As Others See it.
edIit.orjial aigainst~ the dhispensarJy, a1
portion of wh ich we repulih bo- (3
3aus18 it fitsL the situ atloll ait the
ITh advo cate ox(f theii dIis~pear <
rot badly mlistakeni if they thJiink
h111 liuo < ti o ~i n ot C aro-0. <. lld
l'hio (caria( of ( ;i is upon it. The
ain 11. i. TIhe tears of anuish~I I
ihi bv' brioken hearteIIl waeaCi and1( 1
ei(''in~ (d (1h2drenl J iso up Ogiuins~t '
t. The blood of the viCtimsd of
fobo ay cries- outi against it. JIn
ho nW .11o of thel faIthirs and( moth- I
rsN wh .s: s->ns aro binig d1ebauch,
i I ve golne dlown to drun11kardls'
raves-in liih) iinm of orphlan
idr wuiihoso fathe*rs havo b eeln
hiin byv the drink habit-in thef
am111 (If hl~foms w1hiich ilV havo.en
educed hromn happiness and pros
II thei namlo (If Christianity which
:eks to save meni from sin--in- tly
lime of God and of humraniity, we
dli1 upon every tiuo citizeni to
nako his hallot as well as his in
lu131co count against the liquor
braillecim South Carolina."
C ..o1t 4. . .
Lie it, and
Otto n . . .
) the rush
Were You Ever Brought Face to Face
With the Fact
tihat - the ,'nitCd kStates postoflico
department has over 200,000 Gm
ployCes and that th annual cost of
running it is $110,000,000?
That the task of furnishinlg the
world with meat is the largest in
(Iuitry in existence; that the Unit
ei Statos contributes mor- than
on-hlf thle sup~ply of swineC and~
over onie-third its cattle?
That I hoiro is a ranch Jocatod in
he Pan hand ho of Texas whiich coin
prises 3,000,000) acres, and a-farm
in N~orthern Ok lahoma wvhich cov
ers 5i0,000) aere-?
'l'hat this countitry c~imsumes 50,-,
TChat ini the royal kitchen of
King EdlwardI VH there aro 4,000
k nives, 3,000 forks, and 800 p~ots
ThatI celery originzated in Ger,.
naniy, the ouiioi n m Egypt, rye in
s ieria, the potato in Peru, the
abbaige in) E'ngland, spinach in
hiabia, thio radlish ini China, and
)es m if gypt'!
Th'iat a p)ound of coal cani pro
noe( sulflicient~ power to pull a train
noe sixth of a mile going at the
ate.( of fifty miles an hour?
Tlhat ini the course of a year the
toward on an ocoan liner serves
o the passengers 540,000 pounds
nealt, 51,000 heads of poultry and
pune~t, 200,000 oysters, 25,000 eggs,
.5,000) pounds of.- tea, 25,000
>oundls of colffe, 50,000 pounds of
.utter, 200,000 oranges, and 2,000
)arre~ls of flour?
Trhat in 0110 year the United
Bltes produces 5,000,000,000
That ani onee of radium is cas%
Lf)l3 of lifting all the boats mn the
Russian and1( Japanoso3 navies ot
of the watei?
That thoro is a Concern in Chi
cago which turns out 10,000,000
on lprepared meats every year?
W the London fogs cost til'%~
city $1.5,000,000 a year for addi' "
tional gas? E. G. .
An Illinois man who was about to ,
be decided against in a young
woman's suit for breach of promfse.
compromised by marrying t49 ghi.
Economy, is somotimo i mor-j j.06ign