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TlE PICKENS SENI URNA
Plntored April 23, 1903 tit Pi ckens., (3 ., ag secondl class matter, ui'dor iut of C ng~i ~i f .~r~ ,1 8 .
VOL.__________________ PICKENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, ,191.N9
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LIFE SK ETCH U
HOW HE BECAME FITTED FO
The People Elevate to the Leadership o
of German Extraction, whose Educati
Schools and whose Record as a PL
- the Abiding Confidence and Es
Law Under Major Whitner-El
Martiu F. Ansel, who will bo in
augurated next January as Gover.
nor of South Carolina. was born
ill City of Charlestoni, the date be.
ilg the :12th of (l"iceIh, 1850.
lie is of Gorman demen I. His fath
er was John J. Ansel and belong
ed to a good and pros wrons family
i Wurtenburg, Germany- iifore
coming to this country h had re
coiVed a thorough course of train.
ing inl ono of the celebrated toch,
nical mstitutions of that country
and had won th tit.le of skilled mas
ter mechanic. When he came to tais
country, he was still a you-ng man,
and unmarried. Soon afterwards,
however, he won as his bride Miss.
Fredorika Bowers, a native G3r. I
man like himself, and a woman of
extraordinary refinement and force
The marriago of the parents of
the nowly elected Governor was
conisiluma9ted in 1h1iladelphliia.
They did not, tarry there, however -
From Philadelphia they came to -
(.harleston, and leure the futire
Governor was born. Later the
young couple removed with a
party of friends and coun tryimen 4
to Walhialia. The home wich they
t horo founded, andI wherl1o the bay
hood days of young Mrtin were
passod(, is still occupied b~y mlom
bors8 of the faiily.
The close .of the great struggle
which resulted in the ovecrthrow
of slavery found Martin F. Ansel
a lad of 15. Ho had no opportunity
to enjoy tho benets of a collegiate
$(eduation. HeI w'as, it is true, for a
timuo a member of the litorary
society of Newboerry Collogo, hut
the education which he received
-was the education afforded b.y the
publhc school at Walhalla. lie is
to-dlay the firm friend of tihe com
mon school, and throughout tihe
campaigni whichi has just resulted
in his Hweeping victory at the polls5
ho has exalted above everything
elso those institutions of learninig
to which so large a proportion of
the youth of South Carolina must
look for their preparti on for life.
Don't misunderstandl lIFe is firmly
the friend of highor edIucat ion, of
tihe colleges of the St ate, and hie4
ardently desires thir increased
prosperity ; bult it is on ly n atural
that he should have a particularly
tender place in his heart for thatt
class of schools which dlid so nmuch
- Mr Ansel studied law undiler
4' Major James JH - Whitner. lie had N
not yet attamuied his maj;ority when
he was admitted to the pact ico of
his chosen profession., For nearly
four years he was located1 at
Franklin, N. C., and then he
came to Greenvile in this State,
in January, 1879. lHe was arrayedl
wihteforces led by the pleeriess 1
Hampton in thO meorabrlllo cam.
p)aign of that eventful year..
His p)olitical career may how.
ever, be said to have begun in
1.882, with his ('lection to the Logia..h
laturo from Greenville County,
F M. F. ANSEL.
R GUBERNATORIAL HONORS.
I a Great State a Charleston-dorn Mat
on was Gleaned from the Public
blic Servant Has Secured for him
ceem of the People-Studied
ected to the Legislature from
3overnor Four Years Ago.
14, was thon 32 years of ago. H
was re-olected to the 1ouse o
IeopresontaLives in 1884 and aigal
it 1886. In oach of thiesc years ho
Ihaded th ticket in the primal
,Iection. 1In 1888 be wits electe(
jo'icitor of the o1(1 8:h jiudicia
mIucit. el discharged the dutiei
)f this highly responsible oflict
vith marked fidelity, and the esteem
>f tho- people who knowN, him best
vho watched him narrowly, as al
>rosecuting attuineys are watched
vhile for twelve long years h4
vent in and out among thom, ii
videnced by the manner in whici
hey cast theii ballots in both tl<
)rinaries this year as well as ii
,ho pritmrry four years ago who
Ur Atisel was first an aspirant fo
uIbernatorial honors.They showpe(
iniistakably that they had ful
(2ifidonce in him, and of till
ribute Mr. Ansel is justly proud.
Mr. Ansel first ran for Governoi
n 1.902, In the primary that yeai
if lacked but few votes of being it
he second primary with Capt D
ll inch Heyward' The dispeinari
V1us not an isBue in that campaign
nit Mr. Ansel two years ago corn
uitted' himself as favoring the ider
f a local County optoin in a lotte
o the Deinocratie, voters of th
tate in wNhich he made pulilic thii
ortion of his platform.
M. 1Asi.:'s PL.ATFf0 10.
Mr. Atisel's ptltform), upo:
hich he sought the suffrages 0
south Carolina, was as follows:
Ill the lbst place I stand 1or- the(
ducation of the youth of our be
>ved State. I would not take one
3t1. from any of our institutions
is mlaking bit
O)ur bu~yer's ai
fall will be headqgt
Watch this s]
Sof1 higher d (utIca tion in) tlis State,
1)u hId I 1m God.mpod i'l the groa t
w rk tilat t.hy are doing ill pr p-ir
iug the you.'ig mdli InIl wlomen of
our CorImIonI wealth to fiL them
solves for their life work. StIl I
sland for the advanceniot of the
Co4mon sch10o of the S~ftto), It iA
in these schools that 90 per cent of
the boys an~d girls of the State 'vill
recuivo all the schooling that they
will ever get, and as most of tho
hurdens of hlf will full on(I this
ninety per coentm, !et us 1'r pare
them. Its bust we can for t1e attIle
of life. Let u- see L1 it that, the
3 coimmion schools are provided wi tI
f the best teachers, the bost school
I houses and equipuIent and the
.longest terms possiblo
II thlQ - second place, I aidvoate
the making of better roads in our
State, the highways that, so many
a of our people are obliged to use to
get to market, to church, to school
and other places. I maintain that
the general Government should
appropriate large sums of money
for this purpose; with this and our
convict labor before many years,
most of our roads conld be macnada
mized, and when this is done, the
high tax that the farmer now pays
in the wear and tear of his stock,
his vehicles arid himself, in travel
ing over the presont bad roads.
would be very much lessened. I am
glad to knov that soine of the
counties htve been doing good
work along this line, but much
remains yet to be done and I be,
lieve that the general Government
should help in this great work.
I-I the third place, I aim opposed
to the system of a State Disponsary.
I am in favor of Local County
Option, betweCn County Prohibi
Liun and County Deipeusa ives. Let
each couny --vy fer itself whether
it desires that liquor shall be' sold
in that. county, or that it shall not
be sold therein -
This sytem has been, and is
LOW, the law in several of the
States ar ound anmd near us, and it
is regaided with katisfaction, so
far as I have been able to learn.
You know what you had rather
have in your county, and you
s hould, therefore, have a rihgt to
.; redu1ctionis ini mainy li
re now in the Easter'n
)ace OPI for(r Iavertisel
say so, aid not 160 othe10 Con1tis (
vote upon what your cout]y sliond
have. You malnla'e your ownI
couity afl'aiz sin ovorything (ise,
why nlot in) this matter?
I favor each counoty voting upon
that question for Ihiuetves. i the I
votl ii for liquor to b" (o, l, I th.-n
let a counoty dilspen1sary h!e klpen! ed
inl that, county tinder the ruii
1-11.9 now throwi aroild th1 s:o.
of 11(u.r With such (the1cr r. goli -
tions au tho Lerislai .r m111' de m
best'. Lot the (animty lioar.! r co
iol bie appoilted by the Gavo';.r
ad,1 let. the board so appointiId
have charge ,f tle whole timatcr
for that county, sanid hoid to
report to tei .Jldgige lt eu termi of
1110 Cirecuith Court, for that .-.ulny
of all of ltg act ings and domg:-, and
Lhen , I the Judge liml 1:bat repuj
to the grand jury for their inspec
tion and iivestigation, with such
iistruitc ions as he may think
proper. Wlatever pr(it is made
will go to the couity. Let the
dispensem-rs be paid a snlaiy al)d not
a comn mission on what they 8011. If
the vole is for prohLibitioln then31
allow no l (ilor to be sold in such
county, and pass ft stringent law
providing for the p1nii sh ment of
all "bliid tigers" anl other
violators of this law, anud ma1ko it
the duty of the county shuil's,
deputies, constables, marshals, po
licemllol alld other poace ollicers to <
see to it that this Jaw is enlforced, I
and ll violators are brought to
jusstce and punihinent.
T would 10 glad if no li:uors r
were sold as a boverage, but the '
conditione viro suich at this tino.
t1at I be lIiev this to h the 1 est
way to de-al with the IusLiuoLon
Firtheriliord, I Iavor the enact
ing of' all sich laws as will be for
the betteeti nt1 of ti i peOIple of the c
Statie; thiat will enable them to dtit C
be-tter things for tLiselves an1i I
more for their neighIi hbo'rs, and thait
will Idviince al thu- Nintocas of
the propic O[ this be loV( (I Common
wealtth 01 rll-s; and also liberal ap- IW
propiamtions foir pensions for the F
old Conlo-lerate sold1it; % iwjo o '
n0edy. Th1ey dV-soiv(i cosidera
tiol at, oIlr iaids Pild .loud h e..
.ltXiiai ne thiS plaltI1Ii) aitd if il
yuil thIlk 100 worth- of N<,n1 .t[
frage, I will prom le to gveto the) til
Stat. and ler inte-rtst.i my best
thoughrt, talenit and time- V,
n s1 to make room for
muarklets and1( alre'ady I
ch~anidise at thle righ t j
nen't, weC have someile i
Lr a.L8ii ('r*ti '-ribo
L'exits, an1(1 Aisitht, C'I, v.%Ii
vrites from tho City I lall, San A il I')
"Noarly two yo.i' ftr tI:''*t I.
wostiomias s44'retitmy :1zt t wt., it i i
meoflthe SII(im1cIng ft gmiii c:m I i t i
Lry altii(It to seit level pr()otIt I.:
mltwl for ino mi~(l I I it)C e l i tlt'IIici!
di h(vtltarrlt anl(I coldI ill I Ito 1wtd, :t n(I
dvielert (lebi lit V to sit)ich :il 1 xli tit a- t.,
11105, it in('itato int fu~r it ttcn(1:-ta
U lily (lit lc's. I
-11 n'wis iriduced to try Peruia, aimu
ftc,- taking several bottles inj si~ijj!.
loses I any pleased to sayi (lint I wns
'nti'rcl v restored to miy ;lurnfl I cruftji.
'ie use of Il'crunIa to miy leIS.
\ TO AVOID) AI.PIN DI ','111,4.
i 0 Mos tl icti i's I wiv liii ""yo zt i 9tt c
li 5.ltii t~ ait B31-11 eln t ttw~iv
Wsh,4 V('11ItO" m. qw w,
Pl 1" I !iiI1:
l''I you I think all ready-made
Clothes are alike, you
haven't secn ou r Schloss cioth
es. ihe way they look is one
diffcren ce and a big one. Ex
o styling and tailorinr
re'jsponsi Ib le for that a ndi the
(riAs are as good as the
-t drop your IprejudiCC
n ct Read y-Made" long
1 a to try oin a ScIloss
- You'll find it far be(tt.er
n IIc averare custoi.tail
Ih.aVe all thw latest style;.
!y sat 1 11 1 hy 111 e anld a1<
W il It ".'14 Inv, I r [, yolu (i)
havF Sv. I), IIIi i I I Iwiet d Ir.
fUned neover ]()()I i :,.lIY : id t n A (en really
III~ U i lit441I
n I .1 . ia hv1 ii u, w u .i i. lI. b
Alr.31.F, l t.+ r, Mir. 31i'l %1h.. 11. \V. I
Farr, ) 3 1 1 . 1'. 1l ii ick.s, Alr'.. .131.
Nvav'e)ir-:-. .J. .,*. L \% w7,, 3Mr. 11. T.'
'Mr. J. P.no
Ni iwhve at private rill mw the li
irpplt) givo saisilfactory t ientinentw: to y
GcRi 42 firky
3CHLOS BROS. CO.
edu'IMMw .1,d N.W YO"
[ to $30.
12o South Main street,
Greenvilee, S. C.
kl1a1 is ill proportion. I nlot Only vavo
Went g'os:-es don't put. it of1 or anitI
Ivons:. 'I halt inny apply to sOinle( 3 ('n
F'. 11. Neut -n. aR glIsRS properly
8 1de i1iCt un.dertn lid tho
ye 11111 inst. hw I rain ld it. tho bet
u1i a(!o hav peienlce, whichl a1lo
hously and rlitiency .l. refer youl io
-- l' EASl4EY -
Mr. W. W Lai,11ol Alr~n. M. (0. Wil
ihw, Al it'. Klai Kay, Mrts. A. J. Reevent,
frs. GO. (Milin, ',It. J. N. Jamesoh,
liss ,Jsswi lhuniiltolo, Mr. n1d Mrs. A.
1. 'T. lor, Mlr.--. W . A. AlvE inney.
4 E WTON
bir d o --k HSpt.. 25 and 26.
vathat 114)'41 and1 \t i h thoroulghly
0ur1yV The cbalr es will be. 16o '.%
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