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P EN E S., C.
JANUARY 4, '1917.
Entered at, 'ickens Postofrce as Second'vi*
$1.50 A YEAR, INVARIABLY IN ADVANC
GARY HIoTT. Manager.
Obittiary notices and trioutes of'respeet
not 0"r one hundred words will be printed fre
of charge. AI over that number must be pal
for at the rate of one cent a word. CUsh t
ncctmpany ntanuscript. Curdj of thanks tD
lmalited for one-half cent a word.
PAY your 1916 bills early!
LET'S make 1917 a good roads year in
ThAT corner in the egg market looks
like a shell game to us.
RUSSIAN army gets a check. --head
- line. On the bank of Danube, we sup
WIEL.L, another year has gone and we
still love everybody--some more than
ACTORS seem to bo about the only
class of people not worried by the high
price of eggs.
WHILE we were in Tarhelia last week
a good old lady asked us if Hughes had
saluted Wilson yet.
EmTon ELKINS of Hampton got ac
cidentally shot Christmas. Several
others got half-shot.
tA IF the balance of the world was only
ood as Pickens county, wouldn't it
be grand old place?
JUST lots of people never notice the
prttty weather, but never miss a chance
to complain of the bad.
PRESIDET WILSON was sixty years
old December 28. He has been working
like sixty for several years.
ONE of the serioussituations of Christ
mas life is when you thank the giver
for the nice satchel and afterwards find
out it's a laundry bag.
WE recently heard a young lady play
the "Cactus Rag" and got stuck op it.
(Hellup! If you'll let us off this time
we'll not do it any more!)
WE call it hard luck when a fellow
does without socks three months ex
pecting to get some as Christmas pres
ents and then receives neckties instead.
Tm Spartanburg Journal has quit
publishing whiskey advertisements. We
are glad to see it, for the Journal is too
good a paper to advertise whiskey in
As usual we agree with Brother Wal
lace of Newberry when he says "South
Carolina needs more peanut patchles and
less peanut politics.'' In fact the pea
nut is our favorite vegetable.
TiHE Spartanburg Jounrnal is going to
qluit exebanging with us, but that
doesn't keep us '(om hoping that Editoi'
Booker wi" ted clerk of the house
of rer , his month.
aec most pathetic
uare of the situation is
n~e of our young people, af
.og awvay from the old home town
fewv months come back talking a
A CAuron'ON1A country editor recently
printed his paper on fig leaves, saying
A he was forced to return -to nature by
the high price of -paper. Wonder if
that's wvhat's the matter with some of
t he female apparel so noticeable these
THE editor of the Gy'eenville News
(',.;. hays that 'NFruit cake and turkey are all
. very well for 'the idle rich, but no one
can partake thereof and feel like tOO
'er cent. an editor." That's the first
time we ever heard it called ''fruit cake
' nd turkey."
STILL another pathetic little feature
of Christmas life is the good neighbor
who overloads his asomach with rich
food to such an extent thiat he has to
.stay at home four days suffering from
imdigestion and then talks about a neigh
Wpr who takes a little toddy for the
EDnZron HIOTT is very fond of telli'hg
his riddles each week. We pass this
one up to .him: Why did the lobster
blush? Because he saw the salad dress
Iing.-The Jeffersonian. B~ro. Wallack.,
)~/if the bashful lobster blushed'when it
saw the'salad dIressing, what (1o you
reckon would become of it if it saw a
- Un WEEKLY RIDDLE.-What usually
~cks a fast man?
*So many subscribers
Came in to pay
We didn't have time
.4,' Foi' poetry today.
-E i a little quotatipn we try .
remember to print every Christ
p~aocause we believe it does goo
every time it sees the light, and w,
w w things as appropriate to tho
soA "I expect to pass through thiu
w rld-balt once. Any good, therefore
that I- can do, or any kindness that I
can caz show to any fellow creature,
let me do it now. Let me no
defer or neglect it, for I shall nol
pass this way again. "-Bob Gonzales
in the Columbia State, 1915.
When we read the above paragraph
more than a year ago we liked it so
e well that we clipped it out, tho little
thinking it would be the last time Mr.
Gonzales would have it reprinted. We
know he tried to live the- sentiment
expressed in the quotation and he has
helped us so much and given us so
many smiles that we ask the privilege
of reprinting the paragraph, about
Christmas-time each year, in his mem
IN the larger northern cities about
this time of year they used to have
"bread lines"---men and women, black
and white, Gentile and Jew, Chinaman
and Turk--every nationality was repre
sented-waiting their turn for a loaf of
bread and a cup of alleged coffee. But
it remains for the larger cities of the
south to have a "whiskey line"-men
and women, black and white, all nations
-waiting for their turn at the booze
windows of the offices for a gallon of
TinE Russian army needs something
to build up its system, but Teu-tonic
seems to be slightly too strong.
Gets Worse and Worse
A popular man
Is Mr. Ladd;
He never does say
"I'm feeling bad."
A more careful man
Is Mr. Hadley,
Who never says e
"I'm feeling badly."
A terrible grouch
Is old man Crum,
Who's always saying
"I'm feeling bum."
An awful nuisance
Is old man Squay,
Who's always asking [today]
What's the war doing
'Fit Smith is confined in jai
at Tickville. He has bough
himself a bottle of patent medi
cine and expects to be out in
Slim Pickens is firing the en
gine at the saw mill on G*ande
creek. Slim says the saw muil
is not making 'much mones
no w, as -it takes a bout all the
w~oodl they can saw to keel) the
TVhe photographer that set ui
for buisines in Bounding Bil
lows took Apicture of the twin:
of the Calf Rhis neighborhoot
Tu'esday mrorning. T1 o s9av4
monev they had only one o
themselves made and instruc
their friendsi to merely tool
twvice) at the picture when the
wanted to see both of them.
Sim Flinders went to hear th4
Hog Ford preacher last Sunday
Sim is a strong Methodist, but
thought he would go over ant
see if the Baptists had foum(
any new' arguments as to why
their religion was the best.
Fletcher 1Henstep has a mul<
named J ustice, on account of It'
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I with good oil liniment. - .That's
lthe iuredt way to stop them.
The best rubbing liniment is
Good for the Ailments of '
Horses, Mules, Cattle, Etc.
Good for your own Aches,
Pains, Rheumatism Sprains,
Cuts, Burns, ttc.
25c. SOc. $1. At all Dealers.
When It's Egg Nog Time
In Old South Carolin
We had just knocked off on the type
writer: "Truly, the alcoholic days are
upon us, "when loand behold!we picked
up the Anderson Daily Mail and see this
line: "The alcoholic days have come."
And then this from The Pickens Sentinel:
"As old Ed DeCamp would say, the
alcoholic days are here." Truly, the
minds of great men run in the same
channel--especially along about eggnog
Hear This, Cedric?
Anderson Daily Mail.
Gary Hiott of The Pickens Sentinel
sends Christmas greetings to the press.
His weekly paragraph column is one of
the bright spots of Carolina journalism.
He s'--uld persuade his Pumpkintown
correspondent to write pftener. That
fellow is a peach.
Happy New Year to Editor Hiott and
The Pickens Sentinel force.
THERE was much good money squan
dered on much bad booze Christmas
Sheriff Roark of Pickens acted as one
of the pallbearers at the funeral of Sher
iff Davis at Seneca Sunday. Sheriff
Davis and Supervisor Foster of Oconee
county were axphyxiated in a hotel room
at Elizabeth, N. J., last week. It is
supposed they blew out the gas.
woThe T Peddler says he h
; oing to cut the town'u of Rye ofi
of his circuit if he (1oes not get ai
l etter patronatte there. If this
is done it~ will 1be a great setback
in the commercial growth of
-that place, and everyone shoukc
make it~ a practice to pice every.
th ingon the Trin Peddlers wagor
every time it comes thru.
SAn attempt has been made t<
place a blemish aigainst the fal
name of that sterling or'ganiza
lion known as the Excelsior Fid
Sdling Band by a man who liver
on the east end of Musket Ridge
He has9 been telling it arount
thait the band- always picks i
dlark night to serenade people
anc~d that after each visit some
thing is missing from the rem
ises. He claims to have lost i
nice hog on the night they vis
ited his home. Some- people are
too quick to accuse others, thih
band being a strictlv local or
ganization and made up of som<
of our best citizens. The gen
tieman says he heard the hos
squealing, but when Raz Bar
low, leader of the' hand, wyam
asked about It, he stated thal
the man could not have posslbl3
heard the squealing, as the bant
Swas playing very land at the
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Tety ilopuinn Bae More ofikotton
Than wen Cnst a Pcunde we
tink t dae yiear aborve alsothr tod
thay there ihatdynawite increasereto
temt of siuraint wfo the foon
groingan frge, aref te wandng
worgsue yH .Hsigpei
"hden ofe Southester Fair sso al
cinedoffmy and oi Cfrome ofs T
otwncrese their cttsupnu acre-u.
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pling hand, innspaing,"enepraysciig -1an
teait thatough lrng hundrerd ouf
thousih m andsamr n vgtbe suthto
be u;iwithfcornexnrthecres anda
anod natrer ine oan thestack, the
farmer wae ilargey neendtentyo B
miolion braces cro than fa0 Thent farer tt
pode for nevider uliiessdiy.'
the canysidt as iis otbaes weth
"n ath easti ngs fal- hwe ont good
pr'ewend rce.r rgt
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thnk itertie above al oaters tn
plary ae Wat e willenrese on
theinimiteofthur aein elityb food
mo'are aepnil fore beet outh'l, ands
ente prsafert tay is 8to 20 scenl al
meneed onmly an tokck ro one914
on asea thene pueto toou mchNa
ag ncotton. Winth beaen and mete
inand, anfod a gdne producing Ire
pteadil thyer o sprin, isummerande Au
yar.Anl;e withoane vnceables andt
fton cosetg andcuts fod wir aes
1ad fodderinw the ards stackte
mginst ease, an eli hsongo
Sri e Tha arenin orePritin far -
1e spirit of the season prompts +
o express our appreciation of.
he' courtesies shown us, and
vish you in return all the joys
bright and happy New Year. +
ay Health, Wealth and Pros-.
;y be abundantly bestowed +
i you. during 'the coming year
e wish of
Yours very truly,
arnley & Company
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