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THE PICKENS SENTINEL
Enitered April 23, 1903 Picken*, N* C. us weOud class muiUInattor% n4.a act os Coamgronu v1 Y ia 8, 1879
41st YEAR. PICKENS, S. C., OCTOBER 5, 1911. NUMB
TWO PITCHFORKS
Sen tor Tillman Buys' a Pair -of
New Pitfhorks.
Senator Tillmnan spent the day
in Columbia on the 22d ult., on
personal business, according to
press dispatches, passing most
of the time wlth his friend, Dr.
Babcock. He returned to his
home at Trenton on the after
noon train and carried with him
two real pitchforks.
,The senator bought the pitch
forks uptown and had them
sent down to the union station
for him at train time. They
were wrapped up in paper until
they were uniecognizable, and
when he told Dr. Babcock what
was in the bundle the doctor
insisted they ought to be u
wrapped and carried openly by
the senator, so the paper was
taken off and Pitchfork Ben
toted the two pitchfoiks home
on the train without any con
cealment. Two of the senator's
friends, Congressman Lever and
Mr. R. 1. Manning, happened
to be present and assisted in the
opening un of the characteristic
packages. It was seen that the
tines were tipped with gold and
the senator was twitted about
hoisting the gold standard
against which he used to pro
claim eloquently in the days of
"16 to 1 or bust."
But the senator is very much
more interested these days in
pitchforks agricultural than
pitchforks political. The news
that there will be at least one
- ondidate to oppose him for re
electif; Col. W. J. Talbert
does not seem to have disturbed
him at all. Senator Tillman
expects to make at least a few
speeches. The senator enjoys
meeting the people, and only
the strict orders of his physi
cians and of Mrs. Tillman, who
has always been his chief ad
viser, have prevented him from
goinX around more this summer.
It is his determination to offer
for a fourth term in the senate.
That may he set down as cer
tain.
If Senator Tillman is re
elected, or r-nominated in the
1912 primary, he will on the 4th
of March. 1918. begin his fourth
term as senator from South Car
olina. H-aving servedl as gov
ernor fromi 1891 to 1895, he was
first elected to the senate in
1894 to succ'eed Gen. M. C. But
1er, and took his seat on 4th of
March, 1895. H-c et ase elected
again in 1900 and again in 1906,
bo0th times without opp1osition.
Col. WV. Jasper TJalbert, for
imerly- congressman, has an
nounced he will be a candidate
f'or. senator next year, no matter
who else runs. Gov. Blease has
announced that he will beC a
candlidate for senator if Mr.
Tillman is not in the race; ot her
wise he will seek (re-election as
governor.
North Pickens Appointments.
- The following are the appoint
ments of Rev. E. L. Thomason,
Pastor of the North Pickens cir'
cult for the Year of our Lord,
1911. Let everybody encou rage
the preacher by keeping his ap
pointments in mind and giving
him good congregations:
Porter's Chapel 1st Sun. 11a, m.
Friendship 1st Sun. 3 p. m.
Bethel 2d Sun. 11 a. m.
New Hope 2d Sun. :3 p. m.
McKinnie's Chapel 2d Sun 11
a. m.
Salem 4th Sun. 11 a. m.
9r. and Mrs. J. M. Crenshaw,
1~f little daughter, Lois, ofM
etta. Route 2, were plea
allers at our office last Mo
Property and Taxes.
The auditor's books of this
county would astonish many if
they could go through them and
unravel the mass of figures they
contain.
For the present year they
show a gain in taxable property,
but the percentage of increase
is not as large as it should be,
and not as large as it will be.
The areatest gain is in personal
property which is unusual con
sidering the fine and high-priced
lands in the county.
Here are the figures of the
total assessment for taxes for
1910 and 1911: Real estate 1910,
$1,452,857; 1911, $1,452,939, or a
gain of only $82. Personal prop
erty 1910, $1,476,494; 1911, $1,
653,255, or a gain of $176,761.
The total gain for 1911 is $212,
425. It will be noticed that
there is $200,316 more personal
property than real estate. This
makes a bad showing for one of
the best counties in the state
where lands are selling from $25
to $200 per acre.
The auditor has furnished us
with a state ment of -ains and
losses inl ta-xable operty by
townships for 1911 over 1910, as
follows:
Easlevy gained.. ...........12,602. 00
Liberty gained............ 18.00
Central gained............ 865.00
Hurricane lost............. 1,196.00
Pickens gaine ........... 853.00
Dacusville gained......... 1,668.00
Pumpkintown los ...... 650.00
Eastatoe gained........... 1,056.00
The increase in taxable val
ies of specific kinds of property
is as follows: Banks, $20,032.00;
cotton mills, $188,200.
The banks in this county pay
taxes on $146,874, the cotton
mills $989,340, the oil mills,
30,500, telephone and telegraph
companies $35,764, the South
ern railroad $857,618 and the
Pickens railroad $17,040. The
total assessment for 1911, $4,
000,155.96, of which the corpor
ations assessments are $2,000,
771.36, which leaves the property
owned by individuals assessed
at $1,900,384.60. In other
words, the corporations pay
taxes on $1,386.76 more than
the people.
1'he auditor has also furnish
ed us with a list showinls the
amount of taxes to be collected
this year for the various pur
poses, as follows:'
State tax.............$ 2:3,099. 19
Ordinary county.....24,093.58
Sinking fund......... 5,019.50o
Rural 1)olice (cost). 2,007.79
Past indebtedness... 1,00:3.00
Public roads.......... 10,038. 99
Pickens R. R. hands. .. 1,500;.00;
3-mill school..........12,04i. 79
Special school........17,457.94
Polls................... 3,78.00
D~ogs....................724.00
Tot-d ............. l00,570. 28
The Raca in the Third.
The daily papers of this state
published last week the follow
ing news from Anderson:
"'Fromi present indications it
seems that the approaching race
for congress trom this, the Thir'd
district, is going to be a trian
gular affair, with Wyatt Aiken,
the incumbent; Jas. H-. Craig,
county auditor, and D)r. E. C.
D)oyle, of Seneca, as principals.
Auditor Craig has been in coun
ty politics for five years, having
served two terms as auditor and
now serving the third. HeI Is
well known over the district, is
a vssive and i< popular. Dr.
will also make a formid
tandidate,being welllknown
ar.Thmmam.
FOR SERIOUS THOUGHT.
The Bible.
The character of all true lib
erty.
The forerunner of all civil
ization.
The molder of institutions and
governmelits.
The fashion of law.
The secret of national prog
ress
The guide of history.
The ornament and main
spring of literature.
The friend of science.
The inspiration cf philoso
phers.
The text-book of ethics.
TIhe light of the intellect.
The answering to the deepest
of human heart hungering.
The soul of all strong heart
life.
The illuminator of darkness.
The foe of superstition.
The enemy of opl)ression.
The uproot of sin.
Thei regulator of all high and
all worthv standards.
The comfort in sorrow.
The strength in weakness.
The pathway of perplexity.
The escape from temptation.
The steadier ill the day of
p)ower.
The embodiment of all lofty
ideals.
The begetter of life.
The promise of the future.
The star of death's night
The revealer of God.
The guide and the hope and
the inspiration of man.-West
ern Christian Advocate.
Woman's Position in Africa.
Dr. Dennis says: "Woman iA
Africa is regarded as a scandal
mnd a slave, a drudge and a
disgrace, a temptation and a
terror, a blemish and a burden
at once the touch-stone and
stumbling-block of human
systems, the sign and shame of
the non-Christian world.
Polygamy is universally prac
ticed: a man's social standing
often depenids upon the number
of his w'ives. As the wonien
do all the work, the man who
has a number of wiveiws stands a
better cha nce to become rich
through their service.
M. E. Ritznman, in the MIs
sionary Record for, April. says:
"The A Irican hulsbandl as a
rule, is a lazy, exacting, indo
lent mnan. Woman is hiis
dru'Idge. Wh\ ile her lord and~
imast er loiiues. 51nu1ffs, sm okes,
hlunts5. guzzles beer, or gad1!
from kraal to kraaml uliscussing~ a
recent case of witheraft, or
?orge's himiselfC with meat like a
boa-c onstrictor, she', with a
child On her back, and a heavy
hod on her shoulders, goes to
the fields, dligs the hard1 soil all
(lay long or pulls the rank weeds
from the garden, for she is both
miller and baker, cook and
farmer, and beast of burden.
Woman's p)osition is well illus
trated by the story of the native
African who ordered his wife
to carry him on her shoulders
over~ a deepd) p(lerilous ford of
a river. She obeyed his comn
mlanld successfully. Tlhe. hus
h)and on being0 iremonstrated
wvith by a white man, asked in
astonishment, ''Then whose
wife should carry meW over if my
own does not.?''
It is worth wvhile to stri4' for
something high, even th jugh
you fail to reach it. The an
who tries to climb a moun tsin
may not got to the top' ut he
wil one0
Pros
THE LABEL CASE
Former Members of the Dispen
sary Board Placed on Trial.
Press dispatches from Colum
bla announce the trial of L. W.
Boykin and John Bell Towill,
former members of the state
liquor dispensary board; W. 0.
Tatum, former commissioner of
the dispensary; M. A, Goodman,
a liquor salesman, and Dennis
Weiskopf, a Cincinnati business
"n, were placed on trial in
that city on a charre of con
conspiring to defraud the state,
The case is what is known as
the dispensary scandal and has
been on the docket several
years.
It is alleged that Boykin, To
will and Tatum, as members of
the board, through Goodman
and Weiskopf, purchased from
a Cincinnati concern $35,000
worth of labels for whisky bot
tles. and that $22,000 of this
amount was returned to the
state olicers as "graft."
The supply of labels bought
in 1905 was enough to last the
state ten y-.Iears. The dispenslary)
wai abolished in 1907.
Tnhe charge against Boykin.
Towil aiid Tatmini is conispirncy
tO (efraud the state. The in
dictment against M. A. Good
man, a liquor salesman, on the
same charge, has been nolle
prossed. The conspiracy against
Weiskopf, of Cincinnati, also
for conspiracy to defraud the
state, will likely be not pressed
after he has testified in the
present case. There is also an
indictment standing against
Weiskopf charging perjury ir
his testimony before the inves.
tigating committee when hc
swore he had not paid rebate,
any one connected with the
'te dispensary.
ater dispatches from Colum
bia, Tuesday morning, say:
"After nearly 35 hours' delib.
oration upon the testimony and
the law, a jury of 12 citizens of
Richland county declared itself
Monday morning unable tc
reach an agreement, as t(
whether L. W. !Boykin, J. B.
Towill anl W. 0. ratui, for
mer state dispensary oflicials
are guilty or not guilty of th<
eharge of conspiracy to defrau(
the sta'te in the p~urchas'e o1
21,000,000 labels for'.the old stati
dispensar v. It is umnderstoodl tha
thle miajority of- the jury wver<
for nenittal."'
Th le Cigarette Habit.
As a resu11t of a camplaign 01
the ua rt of teachers and stu
dlents at Mlars Hill College ii
Nor'th Carolina, a large qunantit,
of (cigare('ttes andl smfokinig to
bacco was recently consignedl t<
the flames and( a b~onfire mad
on the cam pus. Resolution
were adiopted 'calling on th
merchants of the town to dlis
continue the sale of jokin
tobacco and cigarettes. ~
This step is conmon. in an
worthy of consideration in othe
towns and communities of ou
country. There is scarcely an
place where this habit is un
known and not practiced, an<
the lanmntable part of it i
daily increasing.
Numbhers of b~oys adldicted t
t he cigarette habit h ave t race
heir misforinones and downfa
to it. W rcked health, prisoni
and asylums testify to it
<leadlly work.
Itj would be a le'sed thin
if the merchants would a
agree not to sell the poisonou
things. And great good woul
1result to the coming generation
if all our schools should detei
mine as Mars Hill. Let it be
adopted In all the schools as a
rule of discipline that the boy
found with a cigarette and
using then should receive a
demerit.
Henry Muller, a pious Ger
mian, who lived two hundred
years ago, used to say: "When
I look upon the youth of our
day I see six grave-diggers,
The first is called "Drunken
ness," the second "Lust," the
third "Wrath," the fourth
"Disobedience to Parents," the
fifth "Bad Company," and the
sixth "Idleness." Were he
living to-day he would have in
cluded that mighty giant, and
the one who is digging more
graves than all the others ex
cept drunkenness, "The Cigar
ette."
Little Fay Smith Dead.
Little Fay Smith, the five
year old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Hubbard Smith of Easley,
who was injured by an autonio
bile driven by Mr. Warren
Smith at Easley Tuesday after
noon of last week, died last
Saturday morning il the Plarle
Sanitarium at (reenville where
she had been carried for treat
ment. Her body was carried
to Fairview church cei etery
five miles below Easley and in
terred last Sunday.
This was a most. deplorable
accident an( the third fatal ac
cident to occur in this county in
the short space of one week.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith have the
tender sympathy of all their
friends in this sore affuction.
Immediately after the death
of the child Coroner Medlin
went to Easleyand emlpanelled
a jury of inquest. Testimony
from all who saw the occurance
and Mr. Warren Smith, the
driver of the machine, was tak
I oi and after c nsidering it for
a short while tV jury ren.dered
a virdict to t4Ie effect that thq
child came to its death from in
juries received by an automobile
driven by Mr. Warren Smith.
Under a virdic of this kind, the
Coroner says, he wvould have to
hold Mr. Smith on a charge of
murder and so informed the
Sheriff. After this virdict was
I rendered some of the members
of the jury became dissatisfied
with their finding and asked
p~ermission of the Coroner to
reconsider the case. T1he Coro
nor was doubtful whether lhe
had the power to re-openi it or
not and commfluniented with a
p~romlinent lawyer at ibis place.
U ..poni advise the (.ornr d *(ecid
ed to re-op~en the in vestigat ionf
whv~i wvill be donie lFriday (to
m1orrown) at 1Easley.
- It is said that Mr. W'a rren
Smith is almiost (Trazed with
grief on account of the fatal ac
c (ident, and it is the genleral
ooinion that it was purely an
accidlent. It seems incredlible to
believe that ai sanie mian wouIld
carelessly, wilfully 01' negligent
ly do0 such a thing.
rSecret Ordor Meetings.
rMasonic -A. F. & A. M. meets
~Saturday nights on or' before
the full moon01
Chapter-lI . A. M . meets Fri.
(lay niights on or after the full
K. of P..-Meets every Mon
Sday night after the fi-st and
thir'd Sundays.
W.1/ 0. W.--Meets ('very first
s' and third Tuiesday nights.
City Council imeets Tueilsday
Inights after furt l ond(ays.
s TIhe Pickenis A ssociat ion wil
dil ii E't wvith N ,ne I'orks cihurchl
s nthe 11th inst., andI~ continiu(
[ or three days.
Death of Mrs. Fields Ha
The many friends and
tives of Mrs. Fields Hayes i
shocked to hear of her de
which occurred at her home fly
miles northeast of here last
Monday morning. She was
taken ill Sunday and gradually
grew worse until the end came.
Medical aid and all that could
be done for her availed nothing.
The immediate cause of her
death was accute indigestion.
Mrs Hayes was a daughter of,
the late T. J. Childs, and leaves
a husband. several children and
brothers and sisters besides a
host of friends to. mourn her
death. She was about 45 years
old and had been for many
years a consistent member of
Griffin Bapti3t church. The
funeral services and interment
took place at Griffin the day fol
lowing her death conducted by
the pastor Rev. W. J. Foster.
We tender sincere sympathy to
the bereaved ones in their sor
row.
Another Sad Death.
It seems that accidents like
trouble iever coie single, m111d
it is painful to have to chronicle
another in our county within a
week. Last Thursday after-'
noon after Mr. B. H. Wh1itmire,
who lives near CedarORock, had
finished his day's work and- was
watering his mules at the well,
onle of them became playful and
began to pull and run back
ward. Mr. Whitmire's two
year-old child was i. the yard
and thie mule was backing to
ward it). Mr. Whiti
ing that t. ea.e the riile the
child would escape, turned it
loose. As he did so the mule
ran backward over the chil
and ste)ped on its head, frac
turing the skull, from which
the child died in about two
hours.
The fij "val was held at Cedar
Rock di t . Ihu neI day, com
dlucted by Rev. C. A. Waters.
Mr. and Mrs. Wlhitmire have
the tender Symlpathy of host -
of friends in their sad bereav
llent.
Pickens County Lands the Best.
A. wrominent business manl of
Greenville reached Pickenis last
Satuirdiay morniung in his auto
mobile, coming f rom Anderso'5n
by Liberty. lie was accom
panmied by another genitlenmanm
and one( of ourt townlsm)en. He[(
statedl that they had toured a
large portion of. Greenville and
thev reached the lamb- ..
ertty inl the( sect ion 191' '
where Mr. S. A, Rtopechers
said it was the best funiC
section theny had seen. T'hey
expressedl surprise t o see such
splendid farm s anad progressive
farming. Tlhe developments and(
ad1vancesi of: agricuItu ral inter
ests anmonig our pople wvil
measure up n ith the best..
Our lands are as well improved
andi prodluctive as any to be0
found, and yet the surprising
part, is that occasionally somle
fellowv will get Georgia struck
01r the Tlexas fever.
Alrus. Caroliune Winmpey dlied
on the 22nd1 Sept. umIt. agedI
ab)ouIt (M years. H1er remna is
were interred1 in t}he cemietery at
Crloss Roads the (lay followi ng
her dleath, the funeral services
being (ondui~ctedl by Rev. J . Ml.
L ooper. ShE. is suirvivedl by
three childlren, Mr. l'd Wimupey,
Mirs. Mary Lark mad Mrs. Ma
haffey.
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