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The Pickes SetnmIl
Some Thiigs 0ou Know and Some
You'Douni Know lbout Our
Towns, Couty & People
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for the house.
Ir. Clifford Lewis is at home
for the vacation from Clemson.
Frank Williams, of Cateechee
visited relatives in the city last
Mr. A. R. N. Folger, of Sene
ca, visted Judge and Mrs. J. B.
Newberry last week.
Treasurer J. T. Richey was
on the sick list last week, but
is out again.
Mr. Daniel Winchester, of
Hazel, was in the city on busi
ness last week.
Mrs. Hardy, of Hawkinsville,
Ga., is on a visit to her sister,
Mrs. J. M. Gantt.
Mr. C. M. Aiken, of Piedmont,
visited his sister, Mrs. F. L.
Finley, Sunday. - .
Mrs. F. L. Finley and daugh
ter, Miss Ellen. are visiting rela
tives in Piedmont.
Mr. Nettles, a young lawyer
of Greenville, was in-the city on
business last week.
Mr. E. J. Wolfe was called t6
Spartanburg Friday on account
ot his mother's death.
Major G. M. Lynch, one- of
the substantials of the county,
was in the city Monday.
The crops over the coufit . are
- said to be about as sorry as have
been seen in many years.
There will be an all-day sing
ing at Mountain Grove -church.
on the first Sunday in J'aly.
Mr. E. L. Finley, of Coal
Creek, Tenn., visited his brother,
Mr. F. L. Finley. last week.
Rev. P. F. Kilgo, of the Green
ville district, will preach at Mt.
Bethef church Sunday, June 23.
Willie Thompson, who has
been attending college in Column
bia, is at home for the holidays.
Mr. Sam B. Craig. who has
been 'attending the University
law school, is spending the holi
days at home.
Mr. Cleo Mann, from S. C.
University, is at home with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs A. D.
Mann at Six Mile.
Leap year girls are getting isx
some good work in this county.
Watch these :columns for the
June brides and see.
Prof. Andrew Bramilett, of
Clemson was on a visit, to his
parents, Squire and Mrs. W. C.
Bramlet, last week.
Mr. M. C. Smith, cashier of
the Keowee Bank, has been con
fined to his home foi- several
days with an attack of lagrippe
Dr, Z. T. Cody, editor of the
Baptist Courier, will preach forj
pastor Foster at Mt. Carmel the
first Sunday in July at 11 a. m,
Miss Nellie Grandy left Mon
day for Charlottesville, Va., for
a six week's visit, and during
her stay will attend the State
Normal institute for teachers.
Another June bride is Miss
Etoy Lesley, who was happily
married to Mr. G. C. King. by
Judge Newberry at his residence
last Sunday. Both are of Eas
A very heavy rain fell over
many sections of the county
last Thursday night. Lands
were very badly washed in sev
eral places. Tw~elve mile river
was very high.
Mr. Lee C. Lynch has been
on an extended visit to his fath
er, Major G. M. Lynch. -He is
postmaster and depot agent at
Cherryfield, N. C. He returned'
A series of meetings began at
the Baptist church Sunday and
will continue through the week|
The pastor is being assisted by;
Rev. W. E. Wilkins, who is do
ing the preaching.'
I have on hand one dozen
"Titanic Sinks.'' As t his a sub
ject is now rather stzd, I hav e
made a considerable reductioun
in the price. Ge one .nox.
A. IM. Jone.
Last Sunday another of P ick
ens county's fair maidens be
a June bride, when 3Miss
Ferguson was joined in
age to Mr. James A.Edents,
of the OolenioVy ~s'etion.
-New berry of ficiated.
lam the levy on Ifire iinsur
nocompanies domng business
in-this-iState, the tax derivei
therdfrm is.apportioned among
the counties in proportion to the
business done, and Pickens'coun
ty will get from this fund oftihe
1911 taxes 1.305.87.
Married, by Judge Ne w berrv,
in his office, on the 13th inst.,
Mrs. Elizabeth Elrod and Mr. J.
N. Smith. The bride was a wid
ow, with several children, and
the groom was-a widower, with
eight children. They live near
Central, this county.
A ompany of itinerants, con
sisting of men. women and chil
dren of various sizes and ages,
and whose avocation is traficing
fortune-telling and horse trad
lug, principally the latter, struck
Pickens last week, and the jock
eys of the town and community
are being much entertained.
Mr. Alonzo L. Kdlons ik an
nounced in this issue as a can
for county treasurer. Mr.
Edens is one of our most sub
stantial citizens and if elect-d
will -make an ef&cient officer.
He made the race about six
years ago for this office and was
defeated by a smail margin by
the late B. D. Garvin.
. Mr. J. C. Price, a Pickens
county boy, orders The Senti
nel sent to him at Prairie Grange
Canada. In remitting the sub
scription price, he sent a one
dollar bill and a twenty-five
cents shin plaster, all Canadian
money. It has been many long
days since we have seen a shin
plaster, as they are ca'led. For
ty or fiftv years ago they were
quite plentiful and in circulation
as United States money.
An Approaching Marriage
The following invitation
was received here last week by
frien-ds of the prospective bride
Zis -Sarah Scott. requests
the pleasure of your comipa
ny at the marriage of her
nie::e, Miss Bessie W are Par
tridge, to Mr. George Robert
Hendricks, on Wednesday
evening, June the twenty
sixth, at nine o'clock, two
hundred and ninety-three
North Boulevard. Atlanta,
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Holder.
Mrs. Elizabeth Holder, (f the
Easlei cotton Mill, died a-t the
home of her daughter, Mrs.
Fortner, on the 1:th inst., aged
7 years, and wxas buried at
)olenoy church on the 15th.
he funeral services were con -
ucted by Rev, Mr. Powell,
Mrs. Holder was the wife of
r. Dar Holder, who preceded
er to the grave :31 years ago.
She was the mother of ten chil
ren, eight of whom survive
er, She was a consistent
member of the Baptist dhurch,
and leaves a host of friends and1
elatives to mourn her loss.
welve Mile River S. S. Con
The Sunday school convention
f the T welve Mile Yiver associ
tion will meet with Fall Cree k
aptist church on the 29thj and1
30th inst. All churches are r1
uested to send delegate.' arnd
ll singers are expected to be onl
Devotional exerc-ises, conut
d by Rev. E. M. Bolding,
Query 1. Ho0w can we els
he churches within the beond
f our association who have n
chools to enter the work and
onduct Sunday schoolse Open
y Rev. WV. H. Nicholson.
Query 2. What will be the;
est plan of cooperation in dloing
ur mission work? Opened by
ev. C. R. Abercrombie.
Query 3. How can we enlist
all of our churches in the spread
ing of the gospel to the wo~rldU
)pened by Rev. B. C. Atkinison.
E. iM. Bolding,
The Pickens Oil Miii.
That Pickens is still in the
land -of the living and in a
hriving condition is evidenced
v the prosperity of her enter.
ries Th Piekens Oil mill
has inst closed a v-ery successful
year. A\t a meting of t he,
stockholders hK~ svck the direc
tors were instriuc-tedd to take
mml~ediate stepi't douh- the:
apacity of the xinu rv.Te
ow operate four 70sa t n
which has a capa'it\ y fa ae
per day-. The present Lin
for ginning will be inre
wice its size and f* Wgn
f 70 saws each will be in-t all J.
These gins will be 'f Uh
uller -Type, arnd are s o
structed that long or' z-h' !
This is quite an improvement
and n ill doubtless be an induce
ment to many of our farmers to
plant long staple cotton. A few
,f them in the county already
r ik! !ong staple cotton on a smail
scale. and the reason that more
of it is not planted is because of
the scarcity of gins in this sec
tion to gin it. The installation
of these gins -%ill solve this
problem for a radium of several
miles from here and will likely
prove a blessing to the farmers,
as a much better price can be
realized for long staple cotton
than the- short staple. These
gins are )S constructed and
so ari-anged that within five
minutes they can be changed so
as to gin either long or short
staple. The ginnery will have
a capacity of 80 bales per day
which will also prove a great
convenience for farmers in that
ther will not have to wait all
day as heretofore on many oc
casions for their cotton to be
ginne(1. Another thing about
this plant. It is an independ
ent enterprise. That is to say
it is owned and controlled by
local capital and home people,
and is in no way connected
with any trust or combination,
and for this reason deserves the
support and patronage of all
our people. Since it has been in
operation numerous efforts have
been made by the trust mills
which are controlled largely by
the Southern Cotton Oil com
pany to crush it or force it to
join the trust, but they have
steadily refused and have grad
ually increased in business.
Those of our people who are op
posed to trusts and combina
tions have an opportunity to
prove their faith by their works.
The Roller Road Machine.
It looked very niuch like the
Taft steam roller that was oper
ated last week in Chicago to the
great discomfiture of Teddy but
it wasn't. This one was oper
ated on the st'.'eets here last
week by Col. WV. A. Neal for
the purpose of demonstrating
what a traction gasolene engine
ould do with road scrapes at
tached towards working roads.
It is built and sold by the Good
Roads Machinery company. of
Kennett Square, Pa. It is a 90
borse power gasoline and, it is
laimed, will do the work of '30
nles and at half the expense.1
When operated on the streets
Iire it was pulling three scrapest
ndL one round was all that was
accessary to put it in tip tov
rder. It is said that ten miles
>f ordinary road can be wvorked
nd put in good condition each
:lay with moderately favorable
~ondit ions and that the cost of
>perating per day would be thei
wages of four hands and thei
ost of 25 gallons of gasoline,t
which would be about half the
ost of feed for 30 mules.
It is claimed that it will pull f
three machinies over any of thec
roads and hills in this county; t
hat it will climb hils anid go c
lown them with as miuch ease
is on level ;oadl; that they can t
urn the machine about as 1,
~uick and in as little or l'-ss lI
pace than six mules and that '
he briees can be crossedl with t
ase andl without danger of
rushing thenm in or tearing i
hem dlown by having heavyt
imbers along with it to lay on
he bridges for the engine to t
oil on and over* thenm.c
Several of our citizens, town a
md county, witnessed the dem- 1
nst ration here last week and (
l seemi to be well pleased with t
t. Several streets in town were s
toked in a few hours, and we e
merstand that most of the a
'adl fromi here to Easley w as ij
vorked within one day. They 1;
eft Pickens down the Liberty r
-adi to work it out. t
The county commissioners are Ic
7onsidt ring buying it and put it r1
m the r'oad1s and thereby discard c
nule power. It is a huge thing,.
nst as the Taft steam roller (
xas, and will probably be as t
reat a boogaboo to horses and c
nls as Taft's was to Teddy. 9
Latmbr-A correspondent writ
ng from Easley to The Green
ille News says that Supervisor ~
raig and Commissioners Law
ene andI Bagwvell met Col.
eal at Easley last Saturday ~
md c'losed a tr'ade for this gaso
ine and road miachinery. The
rice paid is not known but it is (
aderstood to be about $4,000. I
Easley, Route 1.
With a few days of sunshine.t
n each week we farmers aret
I in" over the blues. We are t
'aving a tussle with old Gen. s
Iren, but most .of us have himt
( u'tn is almost pu~t to a1t
Iam'. .a so of it worked
the second time. Sonie 1oob
fairly well, while .!ome ca
hardly be foind. There is nc
yet as mucfr. iorn planted a
was last year. but several acre
more, if the weather permit,
will be planted. Wheat ha
almost been harvested. Oat
are about half a crop.
The Sunday school at Len
hardt school hoiuse is getting 0:
fine. The average attendanc
is about 75.
The Perry bridge is dowi
again, and all the children 01
the eastern side are "bottled up.'
This is a great handicap to ou
school, as nearly one third o:
the pupils are on the other side
We warn you, Mr, Superviso:
and commissioners, to be care
ful or you will have an ugl3
mark through your name on th<
last Tuesday in August.
Mr. Robert Perry is building
a fine, new home. Several im.
provements are to be made ir
this vicinity shortly.
Peaches and blackberries are
ripening and will soon be plenti
ful. Then everyone will enjoy
nice pies except this old "bach,'
who has no cook.
Another Cotton Holding Plan
I noticed an article in the Eas
ley Progress of June 12, by Mr.
J. H. Newton, headed, "A Plan
to Hold Cotton." I have seen
this same plan suggested to sim
lar plans. I have been connect
d with the farmers' organiza
ions since 1890. I've heard sev
ral plans suggested for the ben
afit of the Southern cotton grow
r, but all have failed. Why?
Because, when farmers under
ake to go into banking business
hat is out of his line. He will
et "skinned" or left every time
think there is a plan that will
ive the farmers the needed re
ef and, in my judgment. issthe
nly plan that will do it. We
ave tried the government and
ailed, we have tried money cor
orations and I rust companies
.d have failed to obtain the de
;iredl satisfactio n. T~he farmer
~eneraly is the source from
hich all other cooperation
raws to add to his already muIl
iplied wealth. This plan of the
armers' protecting against sner
lation is, in my judgment, :all
'bosh" When it comes to at
rotectioni and money induistries
f this country, we have got
o form a huge trust that will
empete with all money trusts,
iot only of this country, but
oreign market interests.
It is known that Europe, a
on-cotton raising country, fix
s the price of our cotton. I be
eve it is cone through an un
erstanding of the speculative
terests of this country with
hose of foreign countries..
The plan I am going to place
)efore the business men and
armers of this county and the
otton states was conceived in
e mind of one J. E. Donalson,
f Georgla, a farmer, a man
ho has given the cotton ques
ion deep study. Now, he says,
t Georgia, the empire state,
ad and the others will follow.
'here is no doubt about it. If
ey should not, their people
ould move into Georgia for the
rotection she would give. What
en must Georgia 'do? At the
iext convening of the legisla
ure pass a law to amend the
onstitution of the state so as to
,llow the issuance of ample
ionds for the protection of the
eorgia cotton growvers, and
hen pass laws carrying out this
:heme of protection to go into
ifect on the ratification of the
mendments b; the people, and
sue one hundrod million dol
ars' worth of bonds, if necessa
y. Let there bie a provision in
e bonds that miay be recalled
n notice of sixt y (lays or six
10nths, and thus retire from
irculation to be deposited in the
'aults of the treasury for subse
[uent use. Let there be a cot
n commission of three wise,
iscreet men, nominated by the
~overnor and confirmed Iby the
enate, who shall have the pow
r to sell these bonds or hypoth
ate them, and from the mon
*y thus obtained, through their
~ccredited agents, go into all the
otton growing counties of the
tate, and buy the cotton, of
eorgia farmers only, grown on
eorgia farmns, whenever the
)rice reaches 12 cents for mid
ling, and other grades in pro
)rtion, and when the price ad
ances above that, retire from
e market and suspend all fur
her purchases. Then. when
e price advances to a point
ufficint to pay the expenses of
he commission and its agents,
ell it-the object being merely
o protect the cott. vowers
a-thout lnoo t he Sia . Whv
:s not make the minimum price I
n cents? ieause 12 cents woul
it enable the farmers to make
s profit of 20 per cent., and tha
s is reasonable and we should as]
;, for nothing more than this
s This cotton when purchased b:
s the State can be insured an<
stored in bonded warehouses i
- every town and village in th<
1 State. Cotton is not perishable
e It is not perishable, and there i
always a market for it; and th
1 bonds issued by the State ani
1 on which the money has beer
raised, either by sales or bor
r rowing, to make tY e purchase,
r in addition to the credit of th
State, are also secured by th(
r cotton that is purchased with
the money derived from them.
So ithere can be no question
about the bonds being a good
collateral, and all the money
n-eded can be secured on them.
If the State thus provides the
machinery for the protection of
the cotton grower, and the main
tenance and fixing of the min
imum price at 12 cents middling.
it is reasonable to believe that it
will never be necessary to put
the law into practical operation,
for the buyers of cotton, the
spinners, the exchangers and
the speculators will never at
tempt to run cotton down to 12
cents, for when they do the
State will intervene and take
the crop off the market. Twelve
cents per pound for middling
cotton will be the price fixed by
law-the base on which the
price must rest, and all specula
tion in staple must be at a price
The cautious business man
will hesitate and say, "This is a
mighty big project. Let's go
slow. It may ruin our State
and bankrupt all its property
owners." Well, how can loss
or danger result? We are deal
(Continued on page 2.)
EVERY DAY WI
t e- g
See This Range at Our Store Before Buying
If anyone askel you t: buy a tea= of horsecs been using one for years. It will pay you to drive
"unsight, unseen," f rum a mere prina.d description an extra ten miles, if need be, to see and carefully
you would think he in:ended to "sting'' you. Now examine the Great MAjestic-the range with a rep
there is no more sense in buying a rane ' unsight, utation-built on honor-of the best materials-be
unseen" than there is in buyiug a team of horse%-nor fore investing your money in a range of any kind.
is it necessary. The Great Majestic is in use in almost You don't buy a range every day,- or, indeed,
every township in t':e Vnit.-d Sates west of tie Nev every year, and when yoa do you want the best
England States. Pzsibly one cf yo.ur ;:--'ars ys your money can procure-that's the
Won't Break or RE:st L.. c ',.1cd-Oatwears Three Ordinary Ranges
It a is t eo* range made entirely of rnalle., U& iron and chsarcoal iron. Charcoal iron won't rust like stel&-mat
abie iron can break, aud % le tie rst cost of a Great MAlsicc may bo more than some
other ranged. it outwears thre ordinary ranges.
Economical-Save Half Your Fuel
'rieo VWalesgr~ I, r"'t tocueflr with rivets (not1 bolts, and store runTyIMskln
is a.o..dinte a;r tl.ht. li;e an enzine boiler. The joint& and scams wil
rvmWn air tIWhe frr.*vr as neither expansion nor contraction
W30.- Water (;;u fcu la ..ih:mu. W
Fro , for A Perfect Baker
Pressure Vraicr The oven Is ::oejd w!:h ruaratiteed pgarabestos boaeI.
r -i. 'w. n ..i ir-a graut-Ipu: there to i.,a5'-5o cows iee AL.
I-cat esupes or cnd air gere nta the orese thus with but
!ie. I l iti'*d in, (etl.2- rancs j*' are assured an absolu"el
-- . ..A dei)ezd.b e heat fr perfect baking.
Al. Coppcr Reservoir-Against Fire Box
r.a.r I; an eor'- aj, - ht-%ts like a tea kettle through a co 7
41j Pok *1. b '.! i!'n .~ 'i CGIoi. attinzg 'against. left hasn4 lining of
-nj -i . . .. avery few moments and by tuning a
f I .4 lever 0.0o Ir f. r" nz..ve-l away from the Aire. This features to
en . Ash Pan-No Shoveling
l~The often -..1 t-h >,;i Jdi s w-ir wt _4 tbo xehoveling of ashes out of ash pit
- - ; -n. %. .-- c ".*..)r from catching on*dr. an* ths ash c* p
L.e h - . as d ohL.:rwise fall to the door.
Dor s a'cp-Form Rigid Shelves
No\- ., xy. li -.2 V) weaken, or t out
r!; .e.,; ho dr'.,p trwi' and form gorfct Perfec
Azrex' hbelix. AP:unibl in,, ov'en racks sld oa OIL
I :tn a y hn; they contain.
Chase..t Ask Ir To Show Ynv The Greatest
ipre.wement Eu:: i ..t In A Range, . A Fuel
adig ooAL 3 Saver
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