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The Pickens Sentinel
PICKENS, S. C.
P U B L I S II E D W E E K L Y
MAY 30, 1918
Kntered et i'lckeens 'ototuice ax Second Class
1.50 A YEAR, INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE
GARY Hrori', Manager.
"My Country 'Tie of Thee, Sweet Land
The Supreme Test
'he following oration was written by
('olic -. Seaborn and delivered by him
at (GrenwooI recently when he repre
tentedi the U niverHity of South Caro
ma in the annual State Intercollegiate
Oratorical Contest and won third place.
Mr. Seaborn is a l'iekens county bo:
and son of icv. and Mrs. W. C. Sea
Just now it i.s posibl it ha.4 I;rob
ably never before been to e timate the
true worth of men. It is not the man
who can sail safely over the peaceful
waters that is con. idere I a successful
navigator: it is the man who can sail
with contidence and shill over the rocks
and shoals who +e services command a
premium. Today American manhood
has been called upon to voyage seas
which, though once calm, are now tur
hulent with the lashing and terrific
winds of political disagreement. The
old world, torn by the bitter antagonism
of strong nations, has called out with
lleading voice for ain arbitrator and we
have that happy destiny to fulfill. The
U nited States of America, moved by
the highest of motives self-respect
and the safety of the world has cast
her lot and resource s in the balances
with the oppone'nts of autocracy, and,
the immortal spirit of liberty, to which
she gave birth and which she has ever
fostered, still shines from the hand of
the great goddess in the harbor of New
York, stretching out across the broad
billowy Atlantic to give strength and
courage to the varied, kindred spirit of
the allies. Our apology for the step is
to ensure democracy to the nations of
the world. We feel that no further
' justification is necessary.
It is a brtad principle upon which our
(ountry stands and upon which she
bases her actions. Aside from all
other considerations:, however, we have
* ~ an obligation to fulfil which must not
he dlisregardedl. I e t usm see the despair
mn our couniiitry when she had been weak -
rned by long yearmms of lighting against
a strong and dleteminedj foe. I ,c us
see the human su fferin~g that associates
itself with the scenes at \'alley Forge,
and renders its 'miemory sacred to us.
Then, in the midst of it all there came
a saviour from across the seas. Lafay
ette and the little band who sympa
thized with his project saw the oppor
tumity to render a Lervice to humanity
and to contribute. something towards
gaining the independence of mankind.
Actuated by this noble desire, the band
of patriots boarded transports and after
a perilous voyage, which reqluired1 sev
eral months to complete, landed in the
cotntry they had come to save, fell
upon their knees and kissed its very
soil. It is but natural, therefore, that
the United1 States, ini entering upon
this great struggle foi democracy,
should consider the debt she owVes to
But let us look at another picture.
See the proud deportment of our sol
(dier as he boards a great modern trans
port and sails fromi harbor. After a
voyage occuipying less t han two wes
H A'J A COPy OP -VHg Og
*H0OMS PAPER RSOtA 11AN
ANTA~N' SLB 114 NM
NEED BIG HERDS
Europe's Meat Supply Must Come
Warring Nations Have Depleted Live
Stock at Enormous Rate, Eve.,
Killing Dairy Cattle For Food.
American stock breeders are being
asked to conserve their flocks and
herds in order to meet Europe's tre
mendous demands for meats during
the war and probably for many years
The United States food adminis
tration reports that American stock
hisers have shown a disposition to
so-operate with the government in in
ireasing the nation's supply of live
Gerrnany today is probably letter
supplied with live stock than any oth
er European nation. When the Ger
man armies made their big advance
Into France and then retreated vir
tually all the cattle in the invn '1 "l
territory - approximately .S'"u
heai--were driven behind the (. 'emna
Jut in England-vhere 2,1i 51,11)1)
acr's of pasture lands have leen turn
ed into grain fields-the cattle herds
are decreasing rapidly. One ."f the
reasons apparently is th deiin g
maximum price scale aloptrd I by t h
English as follows: For Sept embr,
$17.70 per 100 pounds ; October. 517.28 ;
November and December, $10.03; .Jan
lary, $14.40. The effect of these p'rices
was to drive beef nilmuls on the mar
ket as soon as possible.
In France the number of cattle as
well as the quality have shown an
enormous decline during the war.
Where France had 14,807,000 head of
cattle in 1913, she now has only 12,
341,900, a decrease of 16.0 per cent.
And France Is today producing only
one gallon of milk compared to tWo
and one-half gallons before the war.
Denmark and Holland have been
forced to sacrifice dairy herds for heef
because of the lack of necessary feed.
Close study of the European meat
situation has convinced the Food Ad
ministration that the future problem
of America lies largely in the pr"duc
tion of meat producing animals and
dairy products rather than in the pro
duction of cereals for export when
the war will have ceased.
SUGAR FOR CANNING
WILL BE OBTAINABLE
Columbia.-Sugar will be obtainable
in sufficient quantities for canning
and preserving the Food Administra
All retail grocers of the state are be
ing supplied with blank certificates.
Persons desiring to obtain sugar for
canning and preserving will be requir
ed to sign one of these certificates,
leaving the same with the grocer from
*hom the sugar is obtained. They
must pledge themselves to return to
the grocer any surplus stugar that is
left over after canning.
This arrangement (does not change
in any way the regulations regarding
the sale of sugar for home use. Except
for canning and preserving, persons
Iresidin g in cities and towns cannot
purchase more than from 2 to 5
pounds, and persons residing in rural
communities not more than from S to
10 pounds of sugar at one time.
GROW SWEET POTATOES.
Columbia.-- The Food Adnilnistra.
tion Is urging the farmers of Souath
Carolina to plant liberally and plenti
fully in sweet potatoes. Sweet pota.
toes, easily and profitably grown In
this State. will help solve the food
problem. Both Trish and sweet pota.
toes must be substituted largely for
bread if America is going to be able
to fulfil the obhiagtion made to send
wheat to the people of the Allied
countries fighting German mirftarisp,
Re'teS mA N tc ui n
re Olde Dayes
r Goode Coffee'
od fellows of long ago gathered about
, board for a snack and a smack, they
coffee be ye very best in ye land.
lad you get today when you drink
it try it. Ifit doesn't taste better than
',you've got a real "kick"coming to you,
r will refund every penny you paid for it.
'ith the thousands of good people who
s regularly. Buy some today, In the
time, sofne clear, cool, radiant morning
his eyes (feast Ifor thefirst tima on a
view of sunny France. Soon he steams
into harbor, and, with the Stars and
Stripes floating gracefully above him,
marches down the gangplank and for
the first time his feet stand upon the
very soil that bred Lafayette! This is
the spirit that is to raise the Star Span
gled Banner in the very heart of the
enemy's stronghold. This is the spirit
that will lead America to victory.
What can be more inspiring than this?
What can be more consoling than the
knowledge of a duty weil performed or
an obligation fulfilled?
In the accomplishing of the task that
is before us our material and moral
strength is to be tested as never e-.
fore. Will it stand the strain? Glance I
backward over the records of history at
the rich examples of our material and
moral endurance. See the spirit that
leads the American soldier in the dis
charge of a service which we believe
Providence has called upon him to p1er
form and judge for yourself. In all the
periods of warfare through which A rn;''r
ica has had to pass to ri-l" r.at i.nal
greatnesc her f'.ag has ne ver hn f u ed
till victory ha- been :e: ?v+d, s rl in
her oI c 50 f ; ;
with; the iatiins : the ';, lhe ui
draped herself in a 'i.e r that . nvia
le' '11. h -s irit oft thll." w'. i' ! ;
forne' 'ur u'iin ar c d t1 I oi eur in
deplenln.:e with their life llood; the
spirit of those w in the Sixties cemen
tel the lond- 'If that union and nuade it
permanent .till sv.ells the heart of our
soldier to day, and looking at the em
blem of his country's greatness- her
flag--with eves that rre unselfish, loyal,
and devoted, he sees in it the embodi
rment of all that is true and pure. Like
Moses on Pisgah, he stands high enough
ibove the base of the conflict to 'look
>ut over a promised land which his peo
ple will inherit but into which he, him
self, might never enter." But death
never comes too soon, if necessary, in
the defense of the liberties of one's
country. The past bears witness to this
fact in the blood of our American mar
tyrs arid in the ashes of her immortal
The trans mission of the message of
I)emocracy across the si as involves sac
rifices that, until re-:ently, were never
dreamed of. I)argers iie hidden at ev
ery turn, From the slimy depths of the
rolling seas the submarine belches forth
its destroying fury at the heart of our
commercial enterprise. On the bosom
of the broad blue heavens the airship
pursues its insidious course, and, un
seen, unheard, and unexpiected, leaves
death and destruction in its train
Then need I enlarge upon the forti.
tude that must be summoned to mee1
all of the trials of '.var? Hearts have
already been saddened by the tidings 01
war's human toll The flash of the
guns of those already in the field shine:
back westward to light the sacred, so!
emon pathway of dluty for those (If i.;
who are yet to follow. The call to
armOS has aleaysoned atnd millions
have resp~ondedl. The supreme test has
come, and, with unshaken faith in thec
immortality of the spirit of our fathers,
which ccmes to sustain us in this hour,
with a trust in Almighty God whose as
surance we have that a just cause shall
never perish, we know that America,
in this moment of supreme trial, will
not lack the support of her people. An
appeal to our resources of moral man
hood andl fighting blood is not necessa -
ry, for we know that these shall not di
minish or fail until the last soldier shall
have fallen. And since we are strong
enough to stand the test, our flag, which
has never known defeat -- the Stnra and
Stripes, the emblem of A merica's great
ness, thev smbol of Democracy the
world over--.,hall never be dragged
dlown b~y the hand of a foreign opp)re'ksor.
''The (0old weather seems to give
Mrs. F'lingit a livelier complexion.'
"Yes(', I think she putls on more te
keep her face warm."
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IjiZ ye festlv
Trhat's the I
any other coffe4
-and your groce
to n Get In line e
1h~D1~Q1 drink Luziann
. . air-tight, sanit
."When 1t Poufl ,
Folger, Thornley & Co.
Dealers in Staple and Fancy Groceries, Hardware
? and Farm Implements, Buggies, Wagons, Harness
+ We have neglected to talk to you about the above lines lately, but don't
0~ forget; that we are right on the -job when it comes to the above lines. We
+ have just lately received a car of Nails, car of Furniture, car ofiSalt, another
4O car Sunbeam;Flour, another lot of Chase City Buggies (with more to follow),
+ and anothersshipment of New Home Sewing Machines and Iron King Stoves
M We vill also. receeive in a short time another car of the old reliable
0 Mitchell Wagon.
Bear inimind that we'are sole agents for the
1 Chase City Buggy, Mitchell Wagon, New Home
Sewing Machine, Iron King Stoves, Walk-Over
W~t TAM* Shoes, and Car~har~t Overalls.
Take a look at the above lines and see if you
W SAamr do not come to the conclusion that we can be of
service to you. The quality IS THERE, and
Buy Them And then some, and quality counts-first, last and
Help Win The War althe time.
pe Our prices are always right, and we appre
4 ;FOR SALE EVERYWHERE ciate your business.
40 Yours truly,
FOLGER, THORNLEY & 00.
4 Clothing, Shoes, Hats and Gent's Furnishing Goods a Specialty
Sole Agents for Walk-Over and Godman Shoes, Carhart Overalls Iron King Stoves
* New Home Sewing Machines, Chase City and Summiiers' Buggies , Mitchell Wtagons
4 No better lines made in America. Therefore there are no htter lines sold.
THE MAN WHO READS IS THE MAN WHO LEADS
Says Mr. Clarence Poe, one of "North Carolina's foremost citizens.
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1win L. Bolt & Company
"The Store That's Always Busy"~
EASLEY, S. C.
You are cordially invited to make
~this store your headquarters when in
Easley. You will find every depart
ment of our store complete with all ,
that's new and stylish in Dry Goods,
Ladies' Ready-to-Wear, Clothing,
. Shoes and Millinery.
Remember we are glad to show
you through whether you are ready to
buy or not. We guarantee to save
you money on your purchases here.
Edwin L. Bolt & Cornpany
EABLEY, S. C.