Adverising Ra48 eznable
DLURJAM JAjq. 25, 1912.
To be or not to be-governor
that is the question.
Six more months of agony
and then the election wilL settle
Will leap year girls be ex
inected to buy the engagement
We congratulate Abbeville
for staying on dry ground. No
dispensary this year.
We urge those who have in
charge the paving of the side
walks to keep pushing the
scheme until it is accomplished.
If the General Assembly
doesn't quit passing laws over
vetoes the first thing they know
they will be called "cdriftwood,"
and that will be awful.
Mr. Charles A. Stroman, of
Orangeburg county, adopted a
novel scheme to dispose of his
cotton. He notified all the buy
ers in reach that on a certain
day he would sell 88 bales to the
highest bidder and did at
price of 91.
It is said that a reward will
offered for the arrest and
prm o convict the fellow who
put e out and thereby pre
vented the Greenville court
house from burning a few days
ago. If tried for it he will prob
ably be acquitted if he interposes
the plea that it was the records
he was trying to save.
The Greenville News of last
e mention of the
~remarkable~ecord of Solicitor
Bonham in the criminal court
there last 'week. Of the sixteen
cases tried there were as many
fonvictions and sentences im
posed ranging from 30 days to
30 years. But what's the use.
H ow long will they stay sen
They~sIso asked that $30,000
ieappropriated this year for
If these recommendations are
atnolaw the state will be
taking a step in the tight direc
tion. The writer has long ad
vocated ample provision being
made by the State for the. edu
eation of the masses and not
lavish so much on the few.
Would it not be a good idea
for our city council to publish
quarterly - statements of their
receipts and disbursements?
Very few, if -any, of the tax
payers know how the money
yinto the city treasury
expen , .would be
to them to be furnished
this information. It will
cos much and the people
pty the taxes have aright 1
ow how their money is be-1
1introduced by Senator
coee to take the ap-1
ofspecial judges out
of the Chief Justice
'e Court and place
tbands of the
' ath at the a
ate by a vote
of which goes to i
~)fna is not yet t
quite ready to become a mon-1t
,chal government. Good for
The Parker Mill Merger.
Mr. Lewis W. Parker of I
Greenville appeared before the]I
senate and house judiciay corn
mnittes last week and answered 1
'jotagorically aud effectively the 1
charges made by Gov. Blease in]I
1 special message to the effect
that the Parker mill merger had t
:-educed the price of cotton,
~-1edged taxes and made efforts<
to control the votes of employes. t
-Mr. Parker stated that the 16 t
mills in his company consumed t
only the two hundred and E
fiftieth part of the cotton pro- s
duced last year, estimating the
crop at 15,000,000 bales, or about 6
80,000 bales. He further stated 6
hiat his mills had paid from 12 1:
toI18 cents for more than 50 per p
cent of the cotton they consum- p
As to dodging taxes he said bj
hey paid ahigher rate of taxes I
Ler spindle than any other mill 11
in the State and denied emphati
ally attempting to control the ti
otes of his employes. c(
He put a clincher to his state- ti
ent before the committee in 'v
bese words: V
"If the South Carolina v
;eneral assembly wishes to give v
ignity to the unfounded state- v
nents and insinuations in the a
oovernor's special message, then o
he Parker Cotton Mills com- v
>any, which has nothing to I
ide, asks an investigation. If I
the time has come when a Inan's '
success is to be used against I
him in South Carolina, then it
is time.for ambitious men to get i
out of the State."
To Improve School Laws.
At a meeting of the County
Superintendants of Education
held in Columbia last week they
made the following recommen
dations to the General Assembly:
The creation of a State board
for the examination of teachers
so as to make uniform these ex
amination and the certifiicates.
That $15,000 be appropriated
to consolidate graded schools in
the country. It is said this, if
enacted in to law will affect hun
dreds of districts where two and
three teachers are employed.
That $200,000 be appropriated
for the public schools. This
sum will be used by the various
county boards for school im
provement as the county boards
of education may see proper.
Mr. John F. Harris for Mayor.
The friends of Mr. John F.
Harris has sent to this offee his
announcement for Mayor of
Pickens. After receiving the
announcement the editor met
Mr. Harris and asked him if he
had any statemnent to make. As
to his platform he said it was
short, and briefly stated was as
Make more economic expendi
tures of the town's revenue.
Make permanent improvements
instead of wasting the money
for temporary purposes, on the
streets and sidewalks.
He believes in hewing to the
line in the administration of the
laws. He said he was in favor
of lower taxes where it was
possible to reduce them, and
that he would make one specific
promise,and that was,the streets
and sidewalks of the city should
not be used for a cow pasture
while he was mayor, if elected.
He thinks Pickens can be
made as good a town as any
with the proper management,4
nd to this end he says he will
pledge his best endeavors if
elected. He further stated if
tshe people approve this platform
Let them say so by their ballot.
In answer to the question as
o whether or not he would be
Ln favor of publishing quarterly
statements of the receipts and
lisbursements by council Mr.
aris stated that he was and
would see that it was done.
ov. Blease and the Legislature.
Gov. Blease and the Legisla
1ure seem to be at cross anchors.
'he Governor vetoed several '
ills passed by the General As- t
~embly at the last session and c
ipon the convening of the
resent session returned the bills i
vithout his signature and with ~
us reasons for not signing them,
'he most important among ,
hem was the bill to investigate
he old state dispensary, its of
icers, the Ansel winding-up b
~ommission. the Attorney Gen
ral. This bill waspassed ~
Ls the result of a message a
ent to the General Assembly c
ast year in which he insinuated c
:ertain grave charges against b
he dispeisary commission, At- p
orney General Lyon and others c
fd recommended that the Leg- r
slature appoint a commission to
nake a thoroughiand careful in- tl
estigation. The Legislature v
ook him at his word and passed I
he law and sent it to him for
is approval, but he vetoed it.
rhe reasons assigned by him
or the veto was that the comn
ission would be constituted of
is enemies and he could not ex- c
ct a tair investigation. Under
he terms of the act the com- ~
nission is to consist of six, three
f whom are to be appointed by
he President of the Senate and c
hree by the Speaker of House; V
he three on the part of the V
enate was appointed and con
isted of Senators Sullivan, of
nderson, Senator Clifton, of
umter and Senator Carlisle of
~partanburg. The three on the
art of the House was aot ap
ointed until after the bill was is
assed over the veto. The ti
enate passed it over the veto v
y a vote of 36 to 3, and the ti
[ouse passed it over the veto by b<
)4to 0. l
Evintly the Leg'slature b
Lought the (GOVernor was sin.- S'
,re in asking for the investiga
on and Pe.ssed the law, but
'hen they discovered he had. c
etoed the bill the conclusion L
ras inevitable that he did not
rant the investigation, and it
ras decided to give it to him y
nyway. Doubtless if Govern
r Blease could have been in
ested with the power to ap
oint the commission he would 0
Lave approved the bill. But st
vhat would the investigation
iave amounted to?
Now we look for some spicy
imes. The fur will fly. it P
neans that Tom Felder will be d
iven the opportunity to tell b
3ome of the things he has been
bhreatening to write a book
about. It will mean the un
covering of many things which a
have been hid from the public. S
It will mean some surprises for ,
some people. The lines have &
been closely drawn between the s
friends of the former and present s
administrations on these dis
pensary questions and we look
for the issues to be more clear C
cut than ever. The tension will
be high and the feeling higher.
Charges and counter charges
will fly thick and fast and many
breaches will be widened. But
we say let the truth come who
ever it may hurt or help. Let %
this investigation be so thorough d
*ind careful that there can be U
left no doubt as to the guilty n
and innocent. Let the finding j
of the. commission be final so
far as investigations are con
cerned and let us rest hereafter
from everlasting disturbance.
Our sympathies are with the
Squire Hyde For Mayor. J
The announcement of Squire 2
J. P. Hyde for mayor appeared
in the Sentinel last week, and (
when seen by a representative
of this newspaper and asked for
a statement of his policies, if 0,
elected, he said that he would
endeavor to give the people a
clean and fair administration.
He said he did not believe in too
many promises, but he would (
use his- best efforts to perma
ently improve the sidewalks, (
use all the economy possible and
reduce taxes in every possible
instance. He said he was in d.
Eavor of law and order and -if
elected would do his best to en
Eorce all the laws, clean out the
loubtful i'esort and practices
mnd see that all places of busi
1ess were closed and kept closed
mn the Sabbath.
When asked if he were in
avor of publishing the receipts
Lnd expenditures of council so
is to let the people know how
heir money is being used, he re
lied that he was, and adde4i
hat he was further in favor of
iolding open meetings of the
ouncil and allow any and all
ho may desire to be present at
~ny meeting and be heard on
~ny matter before the council.
en. Lee's Birthday Celebrated.
Very interesting exercises
rere held in the School Audi
orium last Friday in celebration lo
If Gen. Lee's 105th birthday.
Miss Nellie Freeman of the
enth grade read in a beautiful
aanner, a sketch from his life. G
Mr. Ed Bowen read -a well
rritten paper on Arlington,
'The Veteran's Cross."
A sweet little poem was recited
my Miss Jonnie Attaway.
Prof. Ballentine made a short,
iut most appropriate address, "
nd announced that, on account
f a delay in the mails, the
rosses had not arrived, but a
adge was presented to each ap- ~
licant, which will be used as a
ertificate until the crosses are
Several songs were sung by
he school, and "Dixie" was
ell rendered by Miss Ruth
Sells Cow To King George.
Winnsboro, January 21.-TheUO
on. J. G. Mobley, a most suc
essful stock raiser of Fairfield
ounty, and Ex-President of the
tate Fair Association, shipped *
> his Majesty, King George of
~ngland, a beautiful JerseyI
>w this week. All charges
ere prepaid to New York, *
here this highly registered cow
ill take the stea4mer for Eng
d. Mr. Mobley will receive
200 for this spledid animal. U
Blease's Prospective Staff.
t is "rumored" that Blease
~to have anewspaper in Spar-i
mburg. We assume there
'ill be no "infamous liars" on
1e editorial staff. These will
e employed only in the circu-I
O . oF SOUTH CA ROLIFA,
County of Abbeville,
In Probate Court
)mplaint to se'l lands to pay debts.
land A. Stephenr, Administrator of
the estate of W. G. Stephen:., deceas
rs. Mary E. Stephens. W. T. Stephens,
W. M. Stephens. and Rodney 0 Steph
Leland A. Stephens, Administrator
the estate of W. G. Stephens, deceas
L. plaintifr,' against Mrs. Mary E.
Complaint to sell land to pay debts.
Pursuant to an order of the Probate
urt, I will sell at public outcry *at
ickena Cout House on Salesday in
ebruary next, for the payment of
-bts, the following described real estate
-longing to the estate of W. G.
ephens, deceased, situated in the said
ounty and State, to wit: "All that
-act or parcel of land lying and being
tuated. on South side by Airline R. R.,
ljoining lands on the west by M. E.
mith, on the south by said W. G.
tephens, on the east by 5. M. Madden
ad others, and on the north by Broad
treet, this tract being a part of Arm
rong lot also lot purchased by W. G
tephens from Mary E. Smith and E. K.
7atkins. Right is res!-rved to use 40
et between mill house and shop for
aissing to and fro. Terms cash, pur
haser to pay for papers.
J. F. MILLER,
Judge of Probate Abbeville Co.
The time for taking returns will open
anuary 1st and close February 20 191h
rithout penalty. The Auditor or his
ebuty will be at the following places
Calhoun, Monday, Jan. 15.1912 (after
Central, Tuesday and Wednesday,
an. 16th and 17th 1912. -
Cateechee, Thursday, Jan. 18th 1912
Norris, Thursday, Jan. 19th 1912 (af
Liberty. Friday and Saturday, Jan.
Rth and 20th 1912 (noon.)
Easley, Monday and Tuesday, Jan,
2nd and 2Srd 1912.
Easley Cotton Mills, Wednesday, Jan.
ith 1812 (forenoon.)
Glenwood Cotton Mils, W ednesday
an. 24th 1912 (afternoon.
M. W. Hester's Store, Thursday, Jan
5th 1912 (forenoon.)
Looper's Gin, Thursday,Jan. 25th 1912
Dacusville, Friday, Jan, 25th 1912
Peters Creek. Friday, Jan. 26th 1912
Pumpkintown, Saturd-ay, Jan. 27 1912
Holly Springs. Saturday, Jan, 27 1912
Mile Creek, Tuesday, Jan. 30 1912
Six Mile, Wednesday, San 81 1912
Praters, Wednesday, Jan. 31 1912
Eastatoe, Saturday. Feb. 31912
Returns will be t.2ken in office during
2e whole time,
- N A. CHRISTOPHER.
Auditor, Pickens County.
EYE TALK NO. 2
Invented and wore the first
They were rought, rude and
crude, but true double-vis
ion spectacles, and pointed
the way to
The crowning achievementI
of modern optical science.
Separate glasses for dis
tance and reading are no.
nger necessary, One pair
now takes the place of two.
LET USSHOWYOU AT
~OBE OPTICAL COMPAHY, L
A. A. ODOM, PRES-.H
Greenville, S. C.
that we are selli
money in the p
to get rid of so&
AT AND BI
To the Coun1
You had better
the goods, at t~
can shoot our g<
can buy elsewh,
paper knives, 1
We can fit y
fact we still havy
J. E. Parson
B rin HAMRouse
Having purchased two stocks of Merchan
dise at greatly reduced prices, we have decid
ed to give to the people who trade in Easley
bargains never before offered.
Beginning Thur. Jan. 18
we will sell all:
50c Shirts for.-..---------39c
$1.00 Shirts for---------79c
Men's and Boys' 15c Cellars..-7c
One lot Boys' Clothing and worl
Pants at your own price.
50c and 75c Gloves.---------39C
Hats for Everybody
7c Calicoes ----...--------4 1-2
Dress Giughams 10-12 1-2--..-7c
8c Ginghams---------.5 i-2c
Percales, 10-12 1-2-------.7c
Outing, 10-12 i-2c to go at ---- 7c
10 and 12 1-2c Flannel - 7c
50c Dress Goods- -39C
25c Gress Goods..-------19C
One lot Dress Lining, all colors,
to go at - ----------------3c
We have a few Sweaters, and if
the size fits you, tale it along.
Shoes! Shoes! Shoes
I have more shoes than I can
ever wear out. If my price will
not sell them, your price will
buy them. All sizes and styles.
Watch the Bargain Counter
Specials every day A complete
line of Staple and Fancy Grocer
ies at all time:.
Yours for Business
Next to P. 0. EdSLEY, S. C. W. D. Spearman
VANTED, 41T ONCE BW
U nion, South Crolina
eHundred Experienced or Inexperienced Persons to Top, Knii
, Mend and to do Press Room, Finishing Room and General
siry Mill Work. Good Wages. See or Write to:
.H. G AULT, Treas. & Manage'
s4 Ashmore I
y Low Prices*
[n our Entire Stock of Coods at certainly means3
:haser's pocket. We are not running a special sale *
: dead stock, but you can buy anthing in our store3
OW THE ACTUAL WHOLESALE COST9
ad your stock-gun with our ammunition, for we have
eright price, and can save you money. We know you
ds to your customers with a better profit than you3
r. We have a full line of fixtures, show cases, scalesU
tgallon self-measuring oil tanks, etc., etc.
u in Shoes, Hats, Overcoats, Suits and in
e ost anything you are looking for. Bring us your3
utter, eggs, etc.5
urs to SAVE you MON ,
S J. R. Ashmore
(Prickly Ash, Poke&Root and
Its beficia ef- Stubbarn Cases
fects e to P. P. P.
felt vey= qu =l hotherg=ed1 you tostycued
0 c~ues wre al
Makes rich, red, pure blood-cleanses the entire
svstem -clears the brain - strengthens digesion and nerves.
A positive specific for Blood Poison and skin diseases.
Drives out Rheumatism and Stops the Pain; ends Malaria'
is a wonderful tonic and body-builder. Thousands endorse it.
F. V. UPPMAN, SAVANNAH, GA.
Sold by Pickens Drug Co.
WE WELCOME YOU.
M And to show the people of Pickens county that we
1: are proud of the buisness they have given us for the past
11 year wejaregoing to offer for
EThe First 60 Days of 1912
ONE OF THE
EVER OFFERED TO THE TRADE
With every CASH DOLLAR you
LISTEN! spend with us during the frst
60 days of this year we will give you a dance at one of
u.....STEEL -: IA G S.....
on the market.
9 When we say Cash we mean that you have thegod
y and we have the dollar. We have one of the best lines
y of goods to select from, such as.
9 Groceries, Flour, Choicest Meats, Bran,
u Shorts, Cotton Seed Mead and Hulls,
S Oats, Corn, Sugar, Coffee and al n
u kinds of Canned Goods.
)Our stock of goods is always complete and Prices Right. 1
Se have one of the best lines offardware to seect~
I fro to be found anywhere. Barnes, Collars, Collar
1M Pads, Back Bands, Traces, Harness, Bridles, Plows, Plow
)t Stocks, (single and double stocks.). DON'T FAIL tose
M us boutone o ourOne and TwogIorse Perfection
)One and Two Horse, the best that money can buy.
SAsk any owner.
SSewing Machines, Cooking Stoves, Ranges, Mill Supplies,
Builders' Supplies, Lubricating Oils, Roofing (both Gal
vanized and Rubber.) The best Rubber Roofing on
the market for $1.45 per square.
DON'T FORGET YOUR COUPON!-For $1.00
worth of coupons may get this beautiful $27.50 Range
Rember the Place.
SPickens Hdw. & Grocery Co. 9
T. R. ALLEN, Manager.
WE PRINT IT
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