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Entered Apri 23. 1903 at Picken.S .a eodcasma atr U~ ~ (O~5 fMrh817
41 st VRAR.
Proposed by Commercial
Salesman of Pickens.
I notice that the farmers are
holding conventions and passing
resolutions with -a view of ob
taining higher prices for cotton.
These conventions and resolu
tions are alright and good as far
as they go. But so far, they
have proven ineg.ctuga. They
are deficient in power .and con
seqently fail to gi th6 relif
to which the farmers are en
titled. Resoluttai scanot-com
pete with capital.
Money is necessary to com
pete with the money of the spec
P lators and bears of Wall Street
and European spinners.
How would the following plan
do? Each county in the South
establish a Farmers' Cotton
bank and warehouse at suitable
places in the counties, the capi
tal amounting to $200,000 to
$1 amount
e privi
rsons de
>npport of
any shares
tockholders to
ally, no preferred
an this money on cot
n in warehouse, as collateral,
interest at 5 or 6 per cent., said
interest to be paid monthly and
in advance, so the debt would
not increase beyond the cotton
This money to be loaned upon
the cotton collateral only. The
profits would not accrue upon
the stock invested, but upon the
advanced and high p-ice of cot
ton when sold under this plan.
This, it seems to me, would put
the farmer in condition .to Ra
his debts, and hold his cotton f6i
an advanced and remunerative
These Farmers' Cotton bank
r~1watehouses t
organized a c
,managed by competent business
men, upon remunerative sala
ries-the officers to furnish ade
quate bonds, and these institu
-ons to be managed as all safe
banking institutions are.
Because there is a large crop
of cotton made this year, we
hear people say there is an over
production of cotton. This is
certainly an erroneous conclu
sion, as the best informed men
e*st imnate that 20,000,000 bales
-aie necessary to supply the
world annually.
The population of the world
is increasirg eyery day. This
necessarily increases the con
sumption of cottoni goods. In
the United States and islands
there are 97, ,0000 people; in
China 4~~,000; British Em
'~b.P~A~394,000,000; Russian Em
-~pr, 152,000,000; France and col
~'nies, 92,000,000; German Em
9 pire, 63,000,000; Japan, with
Formosa, 49.000,000. ~The fore
goinig is only in round numbers.
Then add to this population the
other continents of the globe
aniu we have a population diffi
cult to conceive in numbers; and
all have to be clothed.
Twenty-five per cent. of the
- famiMs in So 1th Carolina todav
more cloth than they can
The crop of 1911 is not large
enough to justify a reduction
of from thirteen to fifteen to six
and nine cents a pound. There
is a reason for cotton being so
ki w. What is it? Every efiect
is supported by a cause. The
lew price of cotton is the effect
of speculation, and !cotton mills
in America and Europe arrang
ing to reduce the price of cotton
and' make money for the stock
holders and protect their inter
ests. They should not be cen
sured but commended for organ
-izing to protect their business
and mj~ake money in a legitimate
.. sa for that is their purpose.
Cotton mills are not established
to dispense charity in a neigh
borhood. It is the farmer who
sL ould be censured for allowin
the speculator to price his ct
ton. Considering the high pie
of fertilizer, mules and thy' ad
vanced cost of living, cottbn to
day should sell for foupeen and
fif teen cents a pound/ The writ
er has noaxe to a d in this
r atter, but is pr mpted solely
by~ a desire to efit the pro.
Bro. Farmer,,i up to you.
P Iruym Duel.
[Written for Crimson an
Goldii Seneca High Scho<
p b Wikes Ded.]
a little Island ithe Tuga
loo river, not farfrom Clemsoi
College, a famous 'duel wa
fought, known as the Perry
Bynum duel.
Benjamin Perry was an abli
man from upr SouthOarolina
Eiter" c 6of th6 war be
tween the states, Perry was ap
pinted provisional governor 0:
South Carolina by Preiden
wa3 very much opposei
bir w ;4n li t
8 k a tio l loe IIt
an fle* slo
was a struggling ydng lawyer
and to help him along some of
his friends niaOe hin editor of
the GreenvilleMountaineer.
About this time, when Perry
was sending hot shot at his op
ponents, so hot that they could
not mafch him, Turner Bynum,
at thislime in North 'Carolina
was called upon to help Perry's
Hew.made editor o.-an-op
positioi pa perig.Greville. He
took the positiori with the dis
tinct understinding that he was
to make Perry angry by some
editorial, and so make him fighi
a'eldu oidrive him out ol
Widbthe first issue of the pai
per ftyiuiri attacked Perry, but
found that he could not begin tc
cope with him. A good. mani
such editorials were published
and replied to,and at last Bynun
wrote an editorial so persona
thatit dould onlW be answerec
with a challenge;
This Perry did. He sent a
challenge to Bynum and it was
accepted. Thi ave Bynun
the choice of , and h
n at
allar at ts6t
n ~t of$."~He
e Z-i es , lani
af he first fire he would stoP
Perry's hadrt.L*
Perry spent much time in th<
woods piacticiing with his sec
od, but his poor marksmanshii
was soon noted.
Late Mze afternoon a smnal
party departed to the island
ne of tjjs parg 'must b4
brought back dead.'
The usual formalities wer<
gone through with, and ~th1
men attending tried to persuad<
the men to settle their differ
ences peaceaceably, buit Bynun
would 'not l1sten to any peace
satisfy him.
Perry was cooi and determ
ined, and when his steel blu4
eyes met Bynum's the 1ool
therein blanched Bynum':
They were stationed ten pace
apart, and whe-t the signal wa
given bxith shiots were fired a
the same tirme.
Wi'eni the smoke rose, Perri
was standing still watching
Bynum, who, as if fiinching
undfthe co61, determine<T'gaz
of Perry, began to quiver, fell
and soon Tiirner 'Bynum wa
no more.
Perry was carried off th
bbodstained dueling groun
with honior, but never liked t4
refer to the incident.
His face showed that th4
death bullet to Bynum was
heart wound to him.
Just after the duel was over
dreadful storm began, and a few
friends put Bynii's body in
boat and carried it to the shore
Here a consuiltation was held a
to what was to be done with th<
Finally a litter was made o
pine poles aiid the corpse wa
taken to the Old Storre churc]
where, somne neroes havini
been found to dig a grave, th
dead duelist was placed in hi
last resting-place,in a downpouln
ing rain
Th-ark his grave they too
Jwo of the pine poles they ha
carried him on and placed ther
at the head and foot of hi
The poles grew to be gret
trees. They stood until a fe'
years ago, when they were ct
down and replaced by a marh'
ring us your Jobh
Hon. Richard P. Hobzon Intro
duces Prohibition Resolution
On Dec. 4, 1911, Congressman
Hobson introduced in the House
of Representatives the following
joint resolution, which was re
ferred to the committee on alco
holic liquor traffic, and ordered
to be printed:
Joint resolution proposing an
amendment to the Constitu
tion prohibiting the sale,
manufacture for sale, and
:mportation for sale of bev
erages contain'ng alcohol.
WHEREAs, exact scientific re
search has demonstrated that
alcohol is a narcotic poison, de
structive and degenerating to
the human organism, and that
its distribution as a beverage
lays a staggering economic I hur
den upon the shoulders of the
people, lowers to an appalling
degree their average standard
of character, thereby undermiiu
ing the public morals- 'nd the
foundation-of -freeinstitutions,
ificting disease and untimely
death upon hundreds of thou
sands of citizens, and blights
with degeneracy the children
unborn, threatening the future
integrity and the very life of
the nation; therefore, be it
Resolved, by the Senate and
House of Representotives of the
United States of America in
Congress assembled, (two-thirds
of each house concurring) that
the following be proposed as an
amendment to the Constitution,
which shall'be valid to ail intents
and purposes as part of the Con
stitution when ratified by the
legislatures of three-fourths of
the states:
1. The sale, manufacture for
sale, and importation for sale of
beverages containing alcohol,
are forever prohibited in the
United States and in all territory
under their jurisdiction.
2. Congress shall have power
to enforce, by appropriate legis
lation, the provisions of this
I believe that the time has
come for temperance workers to
face the fundamental proposi
More important just now than
the question of high license or
low license~vounty-wide or state
wide prohibition, is the question
whether-we shall continue to let
the money-bribe, which is what
a license fee really is, continue
to debauch the conscience of our
American citizenship, On its
merits the saloon could not stand
for a day before the bar of pub
lic opinion; but when backed by
license fees to reduce his taxes,
the license system gi-,es the or
ganized liquor interests the op
portunity to intrench themselves
by securing control of the li
censes, and so dictating their
own terms to ihe saoon-keeper.
Surround tne saloon with all
the restrictions .possible, but
absolutely divorce it from all
financial profit to the city or
state, and the fruits of the saloon
will destroy it.
No community will long bear
the burden of such an institu
Stion when it stands on its merits
like a legitimate business. If we
wouid see a saloonless nation
let one of our watchwords be:
RUM OR NO RUM. "-Christian En
I deavor World.
1 ED. SENTINEI,:- The eyes of
-the people of this nation are just
S now anxiously turned toward
3 Washington. A spirit of expect
ancy characterizes the forces on
both sides in one of the greatest
s battles that has ever been waged
in the history of the world.
g God's people have prayed and
e waited for relief through Con.
s gress from the accursed liquor
-traffic, with all its brighting,
damning, sin-creating effects,
some have lost hope and are
Spining under the Juniper tr ee of
a despair, waiting for some mes
s senger to bring the good news
that all is not lost, and that
thousands still live who have
tnot bowed the knee to Bacchus,
tTo such we would say that we
believe the time of our redenmp
etion draweth nigh. After a full
rvey of the field, it seems thai
we have gone just as far unde:
'4ting circumstances as it
s o TUnles our Na
tional Congress wiI force th
United States government t
annul its compact with hell (th
liquor trust) and cease to destroi
state's rights by selling tax re
ceipts to individuals to sell liquo
in prohibition territory and giv<
protection to outlaws who shii
liquor in prohibition territory
In some instances we fear tha
we have gone too far, that is
too far ahead of public senti
ment. But we rejoice in thE
fact that with the balance of
power on our side, with 70 pei
cent. of the area of the natior
dry, with 45,000,000 people in
this territory, and millions hop
ing, praying, working to join us,
while there may be in some in
stances a seeming reaction, it
cannot be permanent. Congress
is bound to give relief. Even
presidential candidates have
their ears to the ground. Con
gressmen and United States sen
ator-, heretofore unfavorable to
our cause. are making their
politest bows, and are openly
.proclaiming that we have won
our fight, and therefore are enti
tled to relief through the national
law-making body. To add to
the force and hope of our cause,
the NationalAnti-Saloon League
of America planned its conven
tion to be held in Washington to
precede the great national con
ference on the liquor inter-state
commerce question. In other
words, the latter was made up
largely of the former.
The last named conference be
gan with a banquet at the Na
tional Hotel, attended by at least
400 men, with more than fifty
of our congressmen and senators
present. Perfect unity pre
vailed. In every speech by our
great leaders a note of victory
was sounded. Every temper
ance organization in the nation
was represent-!d. "They were
all with one accord in one place."
Out of this great 'gathering has
merged, as into one, the united
ferces of temperance. As a re
sult of this conference the star
of hope has become very bright.
The twenty-six temperance or
ganizations in the country have
joined the Anti-Saloon League
of America in one special effari
to get a bill through this session
of Congress destroying the in.
famous jug trade, and stopping
the sale of United States tax r-e.
ceipts to sell liquor in .dry terri
tory. The conference appointed
a committee, composed of abl<
lawyers, who are to considei
with their leaders in Congress
all bills which have been pre.
pared, and to draft the one bilt
to be introduced. Then all othei
bills are to be withdrawn, ani
every temperance organizatiot
in the nation is pledged to sup
port the accepted bill. It is th
concensus of opinion among con
gressmen, U. S. senators, anc
the leaders of the temoerancE
forces of the country that this
bill will pass both houses of Con
gress. For this let us hope anc
devoutly pray.
Sup't A. S. L. of S. C..
Nearly 3,000,000 Bales in Exces
of Ginning to Same Day of
Last Year.
Washington, Dec. 20.-Of th
enormous cotton crop growi
during 1911-estimated by th<
department of agriculture at 14
885,000 bales-there had beer
gin -.ed prior to last Wednesdal
92.4 per cent., or 13,759,652 bale:
according to the report of t hi
census bureau issued today.
This exceeds by more that
3,00000 bales the amount ginne<
to December 13, last year, an<
by almost the same amount th
ginning of previous record year
The census bureau's report o
cotton ginning for the seventi
period of the season, issued a
10 a. mn., today, shows the nm
ber of running bales ginned t
the lat ter (late fr-om the grea
record breaking cotton crop 0
1911, with comnpar-ative ginnin;
statistics to the correspondini
date of last year and the formne
record years of 1904 and 1908, a
United States, 13,758.652 balE
compared with 10,695,443 bale
last year, when 92.5 per cent. c
the entire crop was ginned prit
to December 13; 11,
in 1908, when 97 p
Iginned -and 1
1904, when
gin nel
To p
r Terry T. Dill Won the Prize in
- Greenville-Raised Big Pork
at Little Expense.
Greenville, Dec. 20.-The first
successful pig club contest ever
conducted in Sonth Carolina
came to a close here today when
Terry T. Dill, a 14-year-old
farmer lad, was awarded a prize
of $100 for growing the biggest
pig, at the least cost, of any one
of the 40-odd Members of the
Greenville County Boys' Pig
club. Briefly stated. this lad
raised an Essex pig, six months
and 14 days old, weighing 308
pounds, at a cost of 3.8 cents per
pound. The pig contest lasted
for 20 weeks, and young Dill's
pig gained an average of 14.50
pounds each week during that
time. During the last month of
the contest, the lad's pig gained
in weight at the rate of three
pounds per day.
The prizes were awarded not
to the boy, growing the biggest
pig, but to the boy growing the
biggest pig at the least cost.
Several pigs weighed more than
Dill's, some of them going as
high as 425 pounds, but fwhen it
came to cost, this lad outstripped
them all. The total cost of raIh
ing a 308 pound pig was $11.75.
Th contest was decided by
Prof. C. B. Haddon, special
agent farmers' cooperative dem
onstration work, and other au
thorities of Clemson college.
The pig club came into exist
ence through the Greenville
Daily New s, offering a cash
prize of $50 to the winner. Lat
er this amount was increased by
an offer of $50 for the prize pig's
carcus from the real estate firm 1
of Goldsmith & Agnew. The:
contest was a thorough success, ]
and it is believed that a great
impetus has been given the hog
raising industry -in. greenville I
Report by State Department of
Agriculture Shows Increase
More than $35,000,000. 1
Statistics prepared by E. J.
Watson, commissioner lof agri
culture, commerce and indus
tries, indicate that the amount
invested in industrial enterpris
es in South Carolina during 1911
was $3,532,038 in excess of the
capital invested for the same pe- .y
riod in 1910.
One of the results of the to
mato club is shown by an in
crease of $131,340 invested in
canneries. The investments in
canneries during 1911 reach
$214,190 for this growing indus
The manufacture of clothing
is another growing industry,
and there was $395,500 invesged
in such enterprises in 1911. Tie
figures for 1910 were $88,800.
Electrical development in the
state continued during 1911 and
the expenditure for such enter
prises represents $28,930,326 for
the year. The capital invested
in similar plants in 1910 was
Another industry that has at
tracted investors in South Caro
lina is furniture manufacturing.
In some localities of the State
there is an abundance of hard
wood and other suitable timber
used in the manufacture of fur
niture. There was $360,000 in
vested in this industry in 1911.
During the year there has
been no abatement by the en
terprising manufacturers in
their investments for many of
the leading industries, among
them being fertilizer,
flour and grist mills, foundries,
carriages, bakery and brick
> This table showing value of
t products from these enterprises
f for 1911 as compared with 1910
indicates that there has been a
healthy increase in t'oe value of
r most lines.
5 One of the notable exceptions
is the derease in the amount of
s coffins manufactured in 1911 as
s conpared with 1910. The nat
f 3ral conclusion is that this con
ition is due to a decreased mor
r more favorable
own to exist.
of~ ferti
of nearly 100 per cent.
South Carolina, as indicate
by this report is rapidly assun
ing the position she deserves h
her ratio of industrial enterpris
es actively investing and thi
i'alue of their minufacturei
products. The climate of th,
state is particularly adapted fo:
,mployes in manufacturinj
.ines, and there has been n
:omplaint of any considerabl4
scarcity of intelligent and desir
ble labor.
A Confederate Note.
To your question, "What is E
Jonfederate $20 bill worth?" th<
)nly possible answer is "noth
ng." But behind that $20 not
tre millions ofitears'and heart
tches, the blood of hundreds o
housands of brave young men
he wreck of innumerable home.
tnd the blasted, withered hope
if as valorous a ipeople as evei
von or lost a cause upon a bat
lefield; but the valor was iu
rain. The "cause" was "lost,'
6nd that Confederate bill is sim
>ly a reminder of what "mighi
ave been."-N. Y. American.
fe and Love and Laughter.
ife and Love and merry
hese are things we all are after.
Vin the second, Love, and you
loon will have the other two;
Vin it not, and you will be
ankrupt in the blissful three
Cou may. Liye and you may
ut the harvest will be chaff.
An Extra Sunday.
The Greenwood Journal calb
ttention to the fact that this
rear has 53 Sundays, the firsi
rear since 1802 to have so many.
:t will be 1309 years before there
vill be 53 Sundays in anothei
rear. Thus it is seen that thf
reachers '1 have to work
vertime t ear. May the
ixtra Sunday ctive o
nuch good.
All persons holding claim
Lgainst the City of Pickens wil:
>ease make out an itemized
tatement and present the sami
or payment. At the same timi
ye shall be glad to receive pay
nent on all back licenses and
ity taxes. We ask you for thi
bove favors so that we may bi
inabled to give you a correci
itatement January 1, 1912.
Phanking you for promptness
n the matter, we are
Yours truly,
The City Council.
Per Sam Craig, Mayor
Annual Meeting
No;.ice is hereby given that the Annua
geeting of the Board of County Comn
rissioners for Picke ns County will be
held in the office of the Supervisor a
Pickens S. C. on Thursday after th<
arnt Monday in January next, the sami
being the 4th day of January 191!
All persons holding claims agains
Pickens County, nct previously present.
d to the Board, must file the sarn
with the Clerk of the b oard on or befor<
ie first day of January next s.o ths
they may be examir'eal and ordera
paid. JoHS C. CAREY,
[he-4t4 Clerk.
Notice to Teachers.
There will be a special teach
rs examination on January 12
912, commencing at 9 o'clock
'he examination will be held is
the Court House.
By order State Board Educa
Co. Supt. Education.
Southwest Georgia Farm and Pe
can Lands for Sale.
tiendn results areatiractor-. Fmer a:
bedthi wor tsoete ne 4ground flo
Flowers-Parker Realty Conspanj
nov-2-3t ThomasvlleGa.
Blue Printed Plans and Complete Spec
fications Furnished.
OFFICE: 117* Main Street,
Pione 3088.
nateat. sru,
Job Work neatly execu
in this 68se
- PdIkly Ash, Iiiod GsmG
Prompt PowerfuFlIerinanei
Its benefial ef- Stubborn cases Good.esdsi
fects wea yield to P. P. P. lastin-it cures
: felt very quy when othermedi- yontosta7cared
P0- cines -are useless
r Makes rich, re pure b le th entir
system -clears the brain.--strengthens digagn M ia res
A positive specific for Blood POiSon and skin diseags.
Drives out Rheumatism and Stops'th Pal;"endsAlari,
is a wonderful ton:c .nd body-buildez.. Thousandsends cse
Sol Oickent r
Phwi Ure 1
Pickens otttna W1k"
R. L. Davis Proprietor
Acres-7 miles nore
0 good 2-story 9-r
outbuildings small tenant house'75-to
some good bottom land 50, acres
on place, 2 miles from church, this
foot hills of the mountains and a b
od- terms.
I ave
me know your wants in the re
H.M. H
Box 264.
Pickens gaank Buil
Let me write your fire insurance;
liable companies.
Cbristmas Trad .
And to get itlI will give you
t the biggest bargains. you hay
ever bought. I have the
and need the money. Evert
Marked Down for This W -
A A go brown.home-sikm
4j-cenlts. NOT .THE BESir
but agood Gingham tor5 con.
- Blankets at 50 cents the .
-Good heavy Underwear forw
men at 25 cents. CantoaFlaa
nel, good qnality, 8 1-3.tto 15c4
Wool Flannels and Dress Goods
at low prices. Don't foget mde
22 on Shoes. They are what we'
tell you they are, or your money
back. A few short Jackets at,
half price. Seemee. -
:West End Greenville,
- F~rAlizers yild eiormous r
truck crops provided you use ther
kind. A truck fertilizer should
- 1o to 12 per cent.
t POT.
or about twice as much Pota~has
Potash improves the yield, flavor 4
ping quality.
~ ~ If your dealer won't carry Potash
fertilizers rich enough in Potash, write to s
prices. We will sell any amount fronla
lb. bag up. Write for ,feehok on Tr
Farming adFertiliur FormMui
No. k
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