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The Pickens Sentine
PIC'KENS, S. C.
PU H1 15 I11 I' I) W r: K1Li
AUG UST1 :o. 19117
- utereal at l''ekens Postulhr t st ronl m i a
S I.50 A VEA R, INVARIABlY IN ADVANCE
GArY 111or'. Mana1tger.
Obitutry nottes :nd trIsv 1: ; t' Io . i p ota l
not or'r3na fli ut 'tl l n.)Sin ;n ,e pl uiti bt
of etlnire. .\1l over tliit I tmttaber tmist i" 'h iid
for at lit oterate of on e rtnlt a wiori!. 9-i, tc
9C.ompJuliy lnatitiseript. Curdl. u( (Iii nks Iu b
''icil 'or one-half (Ceit I woOlI
TItI coal situation loes not look so
B1: wary of the Iersun who thinks
everybody else is dishoiest.
'Tlti:\Is( the broa( road fIrequeotly,
p~uts a elan ill linanc'ial st'ir(S.
A 1AN Vio shouihl be ol the water
.'a1ioniIl is hlardly ever :eIli oil'.
! i yii wannt to know what a liinig
.;::le is, try hanLling a w et lish.
.MANust soifuds liou si.Sy for iar sol
s ;ier boys. \ hy nout (alt them plaii
W I.:N lig idea:; get into lit tle imlinIs
.omething is 1)oundl I i pil' +I. It is
\AN peopIle thislk that the ix -t.ar
o RLssia has lbliell selt to a (oolei C.i
nate thani he It'eer Vtes.
1r.i: tell 15 all habies' heads are
. uft, and we have noticed tha it a hit of
,grownfups' heads aret, tooi.
't'il troublle WI(it mnost "mUOVeents"
is the chlaraeter 01 the people who tire
their strongest :ulvocates.
THEi romi diff'erence betweenI eleVat
ers and the price ofi something to eat is
that elevators come b hack d uwn.
ONI- of tie host pathetic little lea
tures olf everytay Ii Ie is the fellw With
.22 calibr headlad nl a . I I 1oth.
TiulnIn: are' all kin of (I ~e(.ple in the
Vorlui, ineluling tliose who thi!k they
.1111 1111' a goi 4 ting- drinking. whisker.
\\'h: have oifteii woindered \.at s 1nw4
-i il1(st.backs ar:' iood for Now)' I-lke
1lel,uke huis il::ovenal tha; tl ah ' can0
'be m llale i t foml mhi:.(.
A1s soon I it Val.: repo rted that a sill
hladl b'een discov \en-di inl (t'. silum-b. ofI
rt~anbur-g. W\:tasn ih-ll accentedI the
eiltorship of the tipartanhutrgt .1(urn,
"'ANt still then. iii ( ome folks in
Spartabiliurg wh1 are oit wo irk ing so
you (': niotice it,'' ::ty. tli: -u:-ts: -
1)urg lleraldl. \\'ell. C\ery t.s':\ r.
hlve its lolicee'In.
8OanI-Oi-1: is :lwnv tl rig t~ I tae tieI
sweetniess 0ut if lif*e. ( .e4 11i;-.
SCI('nt iflie gentis with Ilnre 1'gr'e'', (ham
a therlol netel'r :ays that g : ui i.'i- 'an
TEEar'e two tings which worry us
more than) anything else. One is to
owe money andi not lbe able to pay it.
The other is to have money owing to us
by people who are aile to pay it, but
d'm't do it.
i - -.
l'T is almost a crime for' any' citizen of'
this8 country to try to instill into the
minds of the young men who are about
to leave their homes and fight for their
country the idea that that they lire tiot
fighting for the right.
TmHE Charleston American correspion..
dent, in giving his paper an account of
the mass meeting held at Pickens Sa1t
urday, says between three and four
thousand people heard the addresses,
but we have heard no one else estimate
the crowdl above 1500.
\VATSON BELLi has r signed as editor
ni the Lancaster News to accept the
editorship of the Spa~rtainbur'g Journal.
- During the past few yoars Mr. Hell has
been editor of the York News and the
Lancaster News, andl he made them
bo0th better papers thtan hie found them.
Hie is one of the ni ftiest newspaper men
wve knowv of, andl we are glad he is hack
in the Piedmont.
* ANY man who seeks to prolit politi'
ally at tho expense of this country at a
* time like this is no better than the man
who seeks to profit financially at the
-expense of the people ait the same time.
The people 'have eyes to see with and
-ears it hear- with and they must neces
* sarilly be the judges as to wvho is seek
* ing to so profit. Any man who seeks to
further his own selfIsh ambitions under
such circumstances should be rebuked
by the people). ___
- OUa WVEE~KLY IIIDD)l,. -When is a
bonnet rnot a bonnet?
.A WISE~ old guy
Is Zabethi Hufi,
lie knows when lhe
has got enough.
WRITES A IECI
In thi, iue of The Sentinel ''ol
(arry C. Gilstrap has an article advt'?
tising the fact that he i.4 wise in hi
own conceit. In his at.temjpte( reply t
a recent Sentinel editorial Prof. Gilstra
shows that he i.< not only the' origini
'"wise guy, ' but that he has a nonop
oly of the brain of this country, and i
the only man really capable of running
this government. We gladly publisi
his article, for not many of us knew he
fore that we had so wise and wonlerfu
man within our borders.
''o those who may read this and art
not acquainted with our Professor wt
will attempt an abbreviated introdue
tion, as splace will not perinit a conplete
one. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Prof.
Gilstrap, the bright young fellow who
has the world on his shoulders and who
feels the responsibility of the universe
turning at thc right time. lie is be
tween 21 and ,;u years old and has
grasped all the sum of human know l
edge from the mystery of the fourth
dimension to the turning law of proba
bailit v. Ile knows how worlds are made:
how :unns are kept alive--he knows why
the prouni waves of oce'an's angry : tl
are tald to go so far but no fart r.
'T'he ltw. (t gravitation: the laws of
comIensatilo'n. --of retribu tion all are
knowledge alone revealed to him. Ile
cln tell you ollhand the unwritten mys
teries of the diffcrernt ages as geologv
do1010 them out. tie can wnlk with you
thru 'the hlhinng Mlilky Way and Point
out to y++u each =tar anid tell you how
much mnilk it gives. To him there are
no mvstcries no hidden things. itut
with all his knowledge 'rof. Gilstrai's
head seems to lack quite a hit of being
as long as his legs.
lut he 'uiet, Idies and gent lennen,
while the Professor s peaks his Piece.
Here it is:
"Editor I'ickens Sentinel:
''o your cditorial in The Sen tinel for
last week I want to reply and say that
the people who attended the mass
mieetings ate not seeking any political
ollices of any kind. Nothing was said
or done regarding any political cam
paign for next year. hlowever, Air.
Lditor. I WI L[. say that, as a mat ter of
Politics, the men in congress who' voted
for this war and fl'o conscription have
dug their pofliti('al graves and han.e put
themclves far' on the road to oblivion.
'In your Paper of August 2 I notice
I hat you ar'e v ti rmnuch uteasy for fea t'
th' (Germias will coie over here and
lay wvast'' ur lair l1ad and outrage omt
f'aii' wvnin. We hear a great dteal of
f'ol ta!; gt'ing atboaut the 'cunitry such i
a-s tlhi: 'We t:d bet ter wiup (;'rmany
aver tIer;e efor' (;erlany cnwm's over'
and whips is,' awl 'Now, while we have
gat tho Allies to, help us, is the best
time to whipa 'en'.
''Anyone knows that, the Allies are
not wanting us to help them because
they think We are in dange~r. 'l'hey
watnt us to lid I tihetm t' I heir own self
1:i4h henefit. .\ id o: to (Ih, idea if a
(e'rmn;n invasion, \vhy;, u:hi an ideal is
prp'lOsteru::i.. 'hat's -halh talk.' It
might do fr schoolaby ivh o has tint
'eacdli'l tei a; e w'here he i? able to
Ihir. t ti it will not do for grownups.
" ''I if' it were ',,.ihle for the
(;er:nuni . t~ ')1' com e i v< i ere, w.hv. this
I the plac to fight Ithem. \'e have
i t :'lv antage over them here, but
wn' we a ttemtf to) iross :mu oa-ean
thre' thoau.-uutl maile5 wide atalifthen ga
whfere~ the I-ench anal Engili havet
faileda, then we ate adv'er'tising the 'off'
color of the gray. mat ter' n our 'kulls.
age o I our Iini~ion a just to light them'.
Ilk heacean is Ithe best priotection God
couildl give us. 'The U iited States cait
whiP all of'V i-'.urope if Eutrope c'omes over
"'ft has baeein stated thtat 'the men up
yonder in Washington know so muchi'l
more than we (10 about the madtter,' but
it semsi to mue, Mr. Editor', tha~it 0our
congressmencj, our Presidlen t, and yes,
even our' military exper'ts have welli
,nigh lost all the sense they ever had.
'Ihe (;ermans have been three years in
building the, entrenehmients they are
fig~htmng behind, and they are practic
'The war is simpjly a question of the
UJ-boat atrocities. That can andl will
be se ttled on the high seas. No amount
of' land fightimg in Europe can stop the
UI-boat damage at all.
"And now, Mr. Eiditor, wve have giveni
you credlit for being the most fair'
inded editor in Pickens county, andl I
believe that you WI LL be fair'. If
you can show one good reason why we
should send our armies to Europe or
one good reason for conscription I will
give up the .controversy. One or the
most conymemig proofs to me that con
scription is all wvrong is that all of the
young mn within the conscription age
limits, wvho have been in favor of it, arc
now putting in their claims for exemp)
tion. Yes, ever'y darn onec of them'
They are not willing to take the medi
cine they Prescribe for the other fellow.
"LIARRaY C. Gi .s-rna.'.
Now, isn't it a pity that this great
nation of ours is gided by a man oat
only sixty years' experience, a man who
has stutdied political economy and the
history of ouir people1 for only about tfor ty
years, a man wvho has written hlistories
of our people, a God-fearing anal chris.
tian man-we say, isn't it a lpity that
the countr'y is governed by such a mari
when we could have in his place Prof,
Larry Gilstrap, wh~o. probably doesni'
know what polItical economyki, but wh<
has read T1omu Watson's papers for tw<
or three years?.
But, seriously, we are sorry to sea
Mr. Gilstrap, or anyone else, make tha
Statements he does. We will take ul
his statements as lie makes them an<
8ee what they amount to..
lie says that nothing has been dona
at the recent anti-conscription meet
ings regard(ing politics. We could hop<
that lie is right, but if any politica
plans hav'e boeen madei the professo
would hardly be in on it, and, therefore,
would know nothing about it. lie alsc
says those representatives of the people
who voted for war and conscription
have dug their political graves. He
merely thinks so, but states it as a
positive fact. Time will tell as to that.
Yes, we did say that if Germany de
feated England and France in this war
we feared that she would invade Amer
iea and make war on us. Pi of. Gilstrap
says such is ''fool talk.'' Well, Mr.
(;erard, who was Jnited States ambas
sador to Germany during the past four
years, and President Wilson, the two
men who are closer to the situation and
understand it better than anyone else,
have what the' consider ample proof
that it was, an is, the intention of
I G(rmany to invade the United States
and collect enough indemnity to make
good her financial losses of the present
war. And only last week Judge Speer
of the Federal court, in a decision up
holding the constitutionality of the so
lective draft law, said the law was
I passel so that this country could 'de
fend its liberty and defeat the migra
gration to its soil of mighty
nations of ferocious warriors." )o
you ' suppose the President of the
I nited States, our . former ntabas
sador to Germany and a judge of
the United States court are given to
"fotl talk' about so serious a question
in a time like this? Certainly not.
)ur correspondent further says that
the idea of a German invasion of Amer
iea is also ''baby talk'' and will not do
for grownups. We suppose he doesn't
consider the President of the U'nited
tates, Mr. Gerard, Judge Speer and
thousands of other of our highest of
licials and best-inforned men as
"grownups.'' Ie probably considers
Prof. Iharry C. Gilstrap and Thomas E.
\atson the only real and full-size
grownups in this country. It is a well
known and indisputable fact that (Ger
many offered Mexico a part of the ter
ritory of the United States if Mexico
would make war on us. how could
Germany give anybody any of our ter
ritory if she did not come over here and
take it away from us? Furthermore,
as a matter of fact, our country is right
now invaded by a German army of spies
who are daily making war on us in our
own land. They have blown up our
manufacturing plants, killed our mo
cent citizens and tried to incite rehel
lions against our government. Yet
with these hard facts staring them a
the face some people try to be so hInad
as not to see.
As to the Allies wantttig us to help
them for their bench t. we htave neve r
heard it denied: and of course we
thet to help us for our benelit.
Some who think it best to whip Ger
many on her own soil rather than to
whip her on our own soil may be adver
tising the 'oiY colorof the gray manttcr'
in their s;utlls, but these same people
have heretofore been consilerted our
most intelligent atnrI best-infttormed Inea
and they are at present in charge of
this governtment t. Mr. i(ltra with
libertlity aldit that t hey have some
gray t atter tm their heads, wi ich seets
to be maore thant catn he said of so~me of
their cri tics.
IProt'. Gilstraop miss tates a fact whena
he says "every dlarn'' man within the
conscript ion age Iiminit, is claimfing ex -
empjtion. Thtere are many who do not
claim exemption. It is true that many
claim exemption, which is not only their
right, but their dluty. If the govern
ment had not wanted them to claim ex
emption the exemption clause wvould not
have beeni put in the lawv. There are
tmany people who can do more good for
their country at home than on the bat
tlefields and the government wants
those to remain at home. The man
who really helps at home is just as pat
riotic as the man who helps on the bat
When Mr. Gilstrap says "our con
gressmnen, our President and military
experts have well-nigh lost all the sense
they ever had," he goes far beyond the
btoundls of propriety andl reason and ad
vertises his own ignorance and conceit
ti the public. The columns of the Sen
tinel tare not open to any more such
As the professor agrees to give up
the controversy if wve will give him one
good reason why we should sendl an
army to Europe or one good reason for
conscritption, we will give him one: The
cotmmander -in-chief of our artmy stays go.
IIe will also find anothet good reason in
the article headed " Calling a Spade a
Sp~adle,, which is in this paper. We
woutld also call his attention to the ar
ticle entitled ''Why We Fight Ger
many, " which tappears on aniother page.
We can easily see how people could he
oppiosed to this country entering the wvar
and~ we can see the propriety of discual
sing the suibject biefor-e we enteredl tlae
war, hut since we are nowv fighting an
enemy we catmnot see why any ma. who
has enjoyed the protection of owm gov
ernment and calls this coutntry his can
abuse and try to hamper the government
m i attaining victory over its enemies.
No matter- what we thought before,
we are in the war and if we do not win
wve wvill lose. We should all stand to.
gether now and do what we can for the
countr~y wvhich we like to call our own
andl of which most of us are proud,.
I)0c I'VANS, the Columbia State's
pihysiciain, had a half-column article the
other (lay about snake-bite remcdies,
OIsaac Hamburger & Sons
p Producers of America's Highest Type of
p WILL HOLD THEIR FALL OPENING
At Folger, Thornley & Co's. Store
AUGUST 31st AND SEPTE1BR 1st
p And they invite you to be present on one of these dates and inspect O
t their line and have your measure taken for a suit, overcoat or an extra 8
8 l)air of trousers.O
The stylish suits and snappy overcoats talk as eloquently as th
, gifted salesman could speak of them. You will see with your own eyes
just what they are in values. You will be struck with the Hamburger
Perfect Fitting Qualities. You will like the new patterns and the solid O
colorings. The shoulders of the coats will, hit you right; the trousers +
will hang like they ought to; end the vests are made to fit without 8
shuffing up in wrinkles when you stoop or sit down. Whatever you 8
pay, high or low, it will be a suit of clothes that will look as if it grew 8
on you, and it will hold its shape to the end.
We will be holding a kind of reception on the above dates for men who
will need heavier and newer suits. We invite you. Come in and make 8
SAyour selection. You will be more than pleased. Remember the dates-FRI. +
8DAY AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, and SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1917 8
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very Special Bargains from the di nerent v""*-&
10Oc de artments of our store. OL Special price
. he goods you find listed in this adver-. .$3.98
tisement are priced at less than we could '_____'_
buy the same goods back from the manu
Soda Special facturers. However, we bought these Ladies' House
2 big full pound goods before the advance and we are, of. Dresses
boxes . best 8 o d a . ering you the advantage of our foresight Made of good qual
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5c make your purchases for At once and. future worth $1.50.
use. You will certainly save mony as Our special price
prices are much lower than they wil be 9
lahnater. Prices herein are guaranteed _________
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Si x big b)oxes of .u m SOand Ox fords
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