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PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 1905
CHAT AT THlE
The Gang at "Four Corners.
While Sitting Around the Stove on Sat
urday Night They Discuss Gift
and the Monopolies.
They were sitting around th<
stove discussing a little of every
thing in general, when Uncle Josh
cArfo in and seating himself oi a
sugar barrel said :
.'Boys, I have been so allfire'd
busy this week, I ain't had no ti me
to look at a paper, What is the
news, any how? Anythmug start
"NO ing worth the telling, Unclg
Josh,'' replied John Peppercorn.
'ex,,.(ept I see that them Congrega.
tional people up in New.Eigland
have sot down on John Raoerfel
ler, and ain't agoing to take the
$100,000 he offereo 'em for foreign
missions. I swar to goodness I'm
glad of it. These tusts r b the
people and give some of their steal.
ings to the Chur to cloak over
their devilt- hy he won't, do
a thing but m he price of oil
a little and] g 1' . back ogain,
and more with k w
Uncle JoshX tr around and
says: "Squire, pass ni over a plug
of that air Battlo Axe." Josh took
a chew, and rnplied, "It may be
all right, but I'll be derned if that
don't look a littlo like straining at
the bait and swallowing the whole
feshing tackle. Whar they going
to draw the line? When they pass
the basket air they going to ask
every feller how he made ins dollar,
. and then take nothing buti money
from saints? I rekon they can
convert the heathen just as well on
Standard Oil money as any other,
and I suppose that's what they
are after, add it they use only
money from the righteous, I'll be
blamed if I don'C think the devil
will draw a full house, for while
these sanctimonious folks air
parading their virtues, and talking
through their bats, the heathen
will go to hell, and I don't know,
but I kinder think, he will have a
mixed crowd any way."
"But Josh," pkt in Pop Smith,
"thar's another side to this ques.
tion-a-sork of moral side. These
trusts don't get their money honest
4 and I don't believo it's right to use
money gotten that way to advance
tho good work . That's the devil '
"Well, Pop, [ don't know but
it is a pretty good idea to mlake
the devil serve the Lord if you can.
I dlon't know of any better use for
him. 1 don't believe he is as~ blacl<
ats ho is p~ainted nohow."
"Now, ..Josh)," remarked John
Peppercorn, ''you air always on
the contrary Bide. You knowv webl
as anybody that all trusts and
monopolies rob the people. They
air evils and should be wipe'd out.
You know a man can't boc(,mo
millionaire and he houest."
'Aerhaps you are right, John
lBut this thing called 'hu c~an na
ture' is a queer mixture-Havoe
chew of mine, P01)-Its aque
thing. Now, if the rich are all dis.
reputpblo set, what in the devil'i
name are you all trying to get ricl
for? But I suppose you will be ar
exception, when you get rich. Now
if men go into busines., and joir
the'ir capital of a few hundred (1l
lars, it is a partnership. If theyj
invest a few thousand, it air a cam.
pany. If they invest a few millions
it air a trust and should be wipet
out, but it seems tol. that it i
the same thing, with a difference
as it were. Now, John, we are al
good democrats, and it air 0ne00o
our cardinal priuciples to cuss &J
trusts and monopolies. It are p~ar
of our creed. But it strikes me w<
- aro doing a little along that lin
ourselves. It sorter seems to in
that the Stato of South Carolina i
running a little monopoly in th
whiskey line, and ain't us farmer
in organizing, trying to corner ti1
cotton market, so as to g.t a bette
prie. C~oiiditions are different froi
what .they were when we were boyi
Thue business of the world is som'
timg nameoinse~ and everybody
AVE you seen the COLE
before you buy. It s4
Big stock of all kinds of F
on the hustle, and we ain't got no From Central R. F. D. No. 2.
right to kick if wo get left in the Mr. Editor: I noticed a letter
deal. I'll tell you, John, I can't from the Rev. M. L. Jones in the
see why a man can't become rich, Sentinel.Journal a fow weeks ago,
and at the same time be honest. and I was very glad to hear from
"It air not a case ofa small bus- him through the columns of the
iness with big profits, but an im- good old county paper. I have
mense business with small profits known the Rev. M. L. Jones for a
and quick returns; an immense number of years.
number of small streams soon fill a There are a few cases of measles
big pond, so to speak. Now there a. i ection. ;e nr Holliday
is Pop over there; he is a wagonhaabdcsan ifdLn,
maker, does a small business onsoofJF.Lnaohaabd
small capital and don't build over csbtte r etn ln
one wagon a month. He has gotfne
to have at least twventy dollars prof- el oenol ilstbc
it on that wagon; ought to have it;ansygieuprhbio.fI
it ain't any too much. But up inudesadtemnigoth
the Wetst is a wagon shop. Those wr rhbtoi en owp
flla havo big capital and bring otadt tl h aeo n~i
into use all kind of improved ma- uto iur n fyuwl
chinery, and build 600 wagons anoismefthvrynswo
day, Now, John, if theymake a camt epoiiinae i
p~rof it of two dollars on a wagonltlecsofsknswilbth
there is a p~rofit of $1200 per day. frtoe opeciewiky
F'igure it out, John, and you will Wlmyeicmtne hne
find they make millions in a few css fwikyi eddi
years, and if it air honest for Pop es fscns t a etrb
to make twenty dollars profit on a ue.Tego oktlsu ob
wagon, why, ain't it just as honest mraeialtigsad s
for the other fellers to make two )'oiontawhnamngs
dollars profit. The difference are dukh ste sn hse
simpy tht o remins oor n fo ther setan. Ihenryos Hlidas
the oher fller becoeblate m adr cAsfome, a Linre ando
bondholders. csT, ut hey are ge ohbiinsbu mntn aong
lackothewiso(hay ave ot t etrritliksoe oeou will indac
gi u ad ush i mandtae eunestn hemmbeaning of uthbe
advanage f tho oppun word~ teprhte n inaltins to wieo
and f cursetha ~vold e alrog t andython mtoprte alof witoxi.
wron in he oher e~er d ntico, smei gaof the seryg te lw
kno ho tat tanardOilCo. pce otton proibt iit on
do teirbusnes, ay mre hanI "lt care" o ticke, wild be r eo
knw bot ou afars bt feirt seough to.peciewiky
'an mae ahea ofmony, nd coeu mbisingane Ihanet
reckn Jhn Rckeelle isae lon sen B. ifgo whie. saneeddi a
cat a theaverae ma. ashe corrscknens uita Tattb
church folkd.sThethgyod booktakellills ot de
the oneyfro JohJr, btelpera e i sallrhigo and this
, sipt hant boenspan for othe' pl Ier thn te purpoeity wa
her othl f el seon'melted t ud aebeiceil
condoefrm? hma are sa rtaltf(h~ ebreo
uc, orthring, ain't have But te rc .Y hdntdn h
and mofcours hat forl bae tldrigh t heoudfrisurigon
tofb in arsflyr, d I nt car toall )0' esas ct eru
wrgi the o hoer' eper whe donovrh'ty, oIapl
~ 81 eepy. ' ' llmadenfor Afrr male, Ivamc a pro
--*-~ -- ---l~'hib ltionsbt In savm nota ex-.
I indoub abou a mdici et us (Jdfremebrad th~av tust Obe
Itemper risi.onhswiesdo.2cate ikns all tns. Iwlo
wes time and moi
ertilizers on hand
A Defective Honor Roll.
Rock Hill Herald.
There are always two sides to i
question. There is appearing ii
the local papers a list of non mes 01
farmers who have agreed to reduc(
cotton acreago 25 per cent, and
this roll is headed "The Honor roll.'
Qaito correct, and I do not wish tu
berate this effort in any way. I
wish, however, to pomint out a fict
in justiee to some farmers who have
not put down their names and by
not doing so appear to be aainast
tho movement. I refer to ihose
who last year plan ted a smnailecr ac
reage to the plow than t heir neigh
barsa who ha~ve signed the pledge.
Mr. A planted twenty atcre to~ the
plow last yen and Mr. B lante1d
fourteen. Now Mr. A enn red uoe
his acreago 25 per cent, non~c still
plant 0n0 acre more to the p1. .w
than his neigh bor M r. B, who
doesn't sign the pledge, but con
tinues to plant a fair and reaon.
able acreagA, fourteen acri-s ja.t as
he did last year. Now is it fuir to
the latter to be hold up to th' pub.
lic as selfish and unpalriotic? I
claim not' The agreement would
have been fairer had thf'y asked
each farmer who would not pla~nt
over fit teen at r.es to the low'~ to
sign his nn',. T1hen the namesa of
Rome who are not on the list, but
who will not overplant, could bo
on the list with instiee to all.
The County Singing Co~ivantion.
The County Smgin~g Conivention1
will moot with the Pram-.rs Crook
Baptist ehurch on Saturdny before
the fourth Sunday in A pm i, 1905,
at 10 o'clock, a. m. Let all ask
God's blessings to rest upon the
c ,nvenition) and1( come with a~ deter,
miniatioin to have one of theo best
convenitions5 we have over hua., and
we will have it.
L~aban Mauldin, (Ch. V. x. (Com.
Found a Cure for liudig, w Ion
I use Ohamberlinin's Stomachl and1( J/iver
T..blets for indigesiion and1 find tl~ hL'i.oy
enit my case better than n, y lysin i a
remedy I hravo ever tried avid I haive
used mnany different remedies. I am
nearly fifty-one years of ago and have
sutTerod a great deal from iindi--eation.
I can ont amiiost ainythuing 1 iinat no0w.
-Geo. WV. Emory, Rook Mills, A'a.
For~i sale by Pickena Drug Co E 're's~
g the larl
'R, if you have not
1ey, and will insu
You had better
The News From Rock.
Mrs, Adaline Sutherland, who
lias been quito sick at the home of
her son, A. C. Sutherland, we are
glad to state, is improving fast.
Born uin'o Mr. and Mrs. 11. A.
Roper last week, a fine girl.
Born unto Mr. and Mrs. Georgo
Sutherland, on 16th inst.. a fine
Miss Josie Chastain, who has
been sick the past fewv we3ks, is
out again, to the dolight of nilnier.
B, F. Hendricks spont last Wed
nEsday night with his brother, E.
Well, you know I thoeghit I
would marry and not have to keep
the hall any more.
Married at tho honme of the
bride's parents on the 19th inst.,
Mr. WV. V. Chastain t~o Miss Can
nie McJunkin, A. L. EIdens, N. P.
officiating. We hope the bar'quo
on which they glide will nIovPr
A flourishing school is going otn
at Newtown under the carcful man
agement'of M iss Inez McClanahani.
We are glad to state that Le-i
Simpson, who has been) confinied to
isi bed is able to be out uagain.
The farmers sure are putting in
good time whule tihe good weather
lasts. I guess they are going to
raise all the 6-cont cotton they can.
Mr. S. F. Keith is having a nice
dwelling oeocted on his farm. Mr.
James Heond ricks is con tractor.
Born unto Mr. and Mrs. Mark
Jones one day last week, a fino girl.
Mr. B. , come1 often, I certainly
(10 like to read your intoresting let
M r. 1101 Mattisun and danigh ter,
Mies (Carie, have been sponiding ai
low (days wvith relativos aroundfl~
I am glad to sea that the corread
pondents aro putting on now'I life.
WVhat has become of Unclo Zokr?
I haven't seen anything frown him
Wishing the readers and corres
pondents of the 8-J much sumcos.
M untain Gi..
--The main who does no more than
ho is paid to do is usually the mu
who is complaining about not gett'ig
what he is worth.
rest line of
DW N. . . 0
,ED TU RN PLOWS,
HOES AND RAKES.,
you should examine it, and
re you a stand of Cotton . .
haul guano before the rush
One Way to Cure Drunkenness. and keep quiet. If h is in a very
A spocial dispatch to the Mlacon bad way an o.licer may escort him
Teh-yrn ph from Hawkinsville Geor- to his home or call a cab, put him
gia, informs the reading pubH of in it and send him therm' The cir
cumstancps have to be peculiarly
the sudden, anid p)res3umiably of the;
fggravating before he is taken to
violent death of Jamea Graham the guard house and locked up.
We are told that Mr. Graham was Yet tho latter actionit
I 'Yet ~ ~ ~ i thehitrato mtl) onle
a "highly respcted white farmer.'' which oliould be taken in ill cases.
It, is also said that, "while h stood Why siend home a man whose pres.
w ;ell1' in his comun ity, his family n m the street is a threat to
had left home for sal'ety,'' uwn himself andl~ to society. Mr. Graham's
to( the fact that he had haen~ drinuk- fai 1y had left huis hi )use, because
ing. While wve desplore the uuitime- it was not sado to remain there. It
ly taking of Mr. Grahamui, it; sem is mjf safe fm- anyb~ody to remain
to us that the statommIts we hian' unider' the sam a roof withb a man
quoted, concernjing him and1( hiis who 1is drunk and not undor re
virtues and v ices, fiurniish legiti- strainit. The nt umberloss crimes
mate occasion for considleraLiion andl~ commintedI by driunkardsg~ iuflicienit
comtinent. pr oof of' this assertion.
10 i an nteestig ad simn" Drunkonness is itself a crime,
cant circumfstuance tha~it, Mr'. Grahamdr anti the meni who are guilty of it
I 'stood well"' amuong his neighibors, sol otetdpbil n
despite the fact that it was not eafe privately as trimials, pfurll tem-d
forhi fmiy o omininth perancoO societies wvould exercise
sam!'e house with him .l* i- u n nmselves in obtaining legislaticni
fortui mitely' truew, too that Ius as~o against tho abuse rather than
infrqnotl hisoad ofe On~ime'o against the use of liquor, they would
infreuentl heas of eti ae''acomipl ish bstter results.
men, ani' d even 'genitlemen'~l, who are Eder~0 ('xist inig law drunikonness
dangerus whiean mthir cuip~. It is, we beliovo, a misdemeanor, but.
is nots tranige, oft course, t hat drunk-~l it is something more than that, Tho
ards should( he aun1i1ted( a monalce man iwho is guilty of it should be
190. only to0 society but to thoso who promptly and severely punished, It
have t hit umost ur'gent,~ claimis upIon khould be impossible for any man
thmrproectou nd ove bu itto get drunk and still be nhighly
(does not seemn to) u1s a wholly an- respected." The man who gets
onml~ouiscircumnst.atico that, in spite drunk is not only guilty of repul
of thi.4' fact, manny ot them shl ive an otmpad onutu
contnuo o s~andwel m teirhe deliberately makes of himself an
set'eral em)Umui1ties anid that, they enemy to society. lio should .be
dboulld be highly respOctoed' treated accordingly, not only hy his
ja i, in ouri estimation, a hopeful aqanac:,btb hs hs
.an .ispimg ig ofthetims tatduty it is to protect tile publio
publc opinioir is beginning to hold against dangerous characters and
mn .geator ropr'ehiensioni than it for-agitthhrm hedo Th
merly dlid drn~uuikenness and as the proper place for a drunken man is
dIrunkard. Pro~gress in this direc- a cell, and when he is put in 'one
tion is, however, being mido but popl n ihu ero ao
slow Thecas of r. raha ishe will quickly cease to be "highly
one10 m poinlt. A man may still respected." WVhen society no longer.i7
haLbitual ly or pcriodhically drinuk topemthmtoc mihicrm
excess withiout losinig cast as com- werithmuntoym he i cikey
plotly a howoul dowei' heenough cease committing it.--Ngws
guilty of a loss objectionhute, dan- n ouir
gerous and gratuitous crime. The adCuir
law providosa the public with somne a y 1eaild n[ t at thasat
small protection against him, but feverihi 'and constipated wilth bad '
'if he is still "highly renpected" in, stomach headache. Mothe.i Gray's'
. Sweet Powdors for Children w&ilv
he commrunity no legal cogmzancee cure. it worms are preseinth 11
ia taken of his ,iffenene. Ordinari.. certamnty remove them. At a'*"~
lyv 'the ponlie it 11 h im t' o emove onl" dannAinB land nm n