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JAY M. ABBOTT
Funeral Director and
Phone No. 5
LIBERTY, S. C.
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The editor of Paisa Akhbar, a na
tive newspaper of Lahore, India,
says, "I have used Chamberlain's
Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy many
times among my children and serv
ants, for colic and diarrhoea and al
ways found it effective."
TO BE OR
NOT TO BE
Eyeglasses or spectacles ?
That is the question.. Let ta
decide for you by examining
your eyes and prescribing
eyeglasses or spectacles,
whichever is preferable. We
will recommend Shelltex
Shur-On Mountings because
they look as though made for
you alone when we make the
selection and do the fitting.
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ODOM-SCHADE OPTICAL CO.
A. A. ODOM, A. H. SCADE,
President Sec'y. & Treas.
iMasonic Temple, Greenville, S.. C.
A. C. SPAIN
EASLEY, S. C.
Office over Commercial Bank.
BILIOUSNESS AND CONSTIPA
"For years I was troubled with
biliousness and constipation, which
made life miserable for me. My ap
petite failed me. I lost my usual
force and vitality. Pepsin prepara
tions and cathartics only made mat
ters worse. .I do not know where I
should have been today had I not
tried -Chamberlain's Tablets. The
tablets relieve the ill feeling at once,
strengthen the digestive functions,
helping the system to do its work
-naturally," writes Mrs. Rosa Potts,
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* Masonic Temple, Greenville, S. C. *
* Benj. F. Martin. *
* E. M. Blythe. *
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J. R. Martin J. H. Earle
-Greenville, S. C. Pickens, S. C.
MARTIN & EARLE
Practice In All Courts
Pickens Ollice in Court HIouse.
vGeenville Office opposite Postoffice.
THE. SCHOOLS OF PICKENS AND
THE SEE(VICES OF R. T. HAL.
LUM, COUNTY SUPT.
By Prof. W. S. Morrison, Clemson
The following article was written
by Prof. N;arrison for "South Caro
lina Education," a magazine publish.
ed by the extension department of
'the University of South Carolina,
and is taken from the May 15 issue
of that magazine.
You ask me for a short article on
the schools of Iickens and the serv
Ices of the outgoing County Super
Intendent of Education, Richard T.
Hallum. To comply gives me pecul
iar pleasure for two reasons: I was
one time a Pickens county teacher
and twenty years later Hallum was
for four years a student of mine al
Clemson. He is one of my seven
teen hundred jewels, that being the
number of Clemson graduates I have
taught at Clemson College.
About the middle of September
1875, on of the trustees rode up t:
my school house at McBee's Acade
my, Spartanburg county, where I hat
been teaching since a few days after
graduating at Wofford late in June
and authorized me to close schoo
Friday, as "the money was out.'
My contract was I would teach the
school for $35 a month, the schoo
to "continue as long as the mone%
lasted." I closed as notified, an(
hearing Easley had no school, I wen
there following Sunday night, arriv
ing about midnight. Next morninE
I went around the 'town with m3
"list" and got fifteen or twenty "sub
I scribed pupils" for a' school whici
opened Tuesday, in the old Mt. Oli
vet Methodist church, a frame build
ing, unceiled, without window sash
es. I taught there until about th
20th of December, pupils increasing
to some thirty odd. The Air Lino
Railroad had been in operation two
or three years. Easley was a nev
town with two or three hundred in
habitants and several bar rooms. It
public schools today have mor<
teachers than its only school in l:
day there had pupils; and there ar,
more than ten times as many pupil
as there were people in the towi
when your scribe was board, princi
pal and faculty of "The Easley Hig
School"-as we advertised in Th,
Pickens Sentinel, the only newspape
in the county.
During that remarkably beautifu
fall I visited several sections of th
county, attending quarterly meet
ings, camp meetings and baptizing.
Steadily the conviction grew on th
boy schoolmaster that the Almight
had done his part for the county i
soil and climate, and that the land'
great need was sch6olhouses an
churches, teachers and preachers.
The 1875 report of the state su
perintendent of education show
Pickens had that year 50 school
houses "previously erected," 36 log
1 4 frame, none brick or stone
Eighteen were in "good" conldition
13 "fair,'' 19 "bad." Two fram<
houses wVere Put up (luring tile year
Picke'ns then hlad forty white teachl
ers, six colored, grand total forty
six, thirteen third-grade, thirteem
secondl-gradle, twenty first-grade
The "average monthly wages paid'
teachers was $27, male and femah(
getting the same. $2,503.64 was
the total anmount of .money paid t<
teachers dur'ing the year.
The state superint endent's report
1875, gives many items of greal
interest albout school conditions'not
.only in Pickens but in all South
Carolina. That year the Radical Leg
islature proposed the two-milil school
tax amendment 'to the Constitution,
which was supplortedl by both p)arties
in the memorable election of 1876,
and ap~provedl after a hlard struggle,
.and mainly through the influence of
Governor Hampton, by the first De
mocratic General Assembly.
R. T. Hallum entered Clemson Col
,lege in 1894--the year after the Col
,lege opened. He was an earnest,
.hard-working student, impressing his
fellow-students and the faculty as a
man who came to, and remained at,
Clemson "for business." While a
cadet he borrowed my copy of Mill's
Statistics of South Carolina, copied
the entire article on Pendleton Dis
trict ,and had it republished in the
Pickens Sentinel in installments. In
1902, four years after graduating,
'Mr. Hallum was elected county . su
perintendent of education. For six
successive terms he was re-elected
without opposition. He was beaten
by a very few votes in 1916 by F. V.
Clayton, who after serving a-year re
signed and joined the navy. Mr.
Halluml was elected to serve out the
unexpiredl term wvhich endls July of
the current year. Mr. Clayton was
re-e'lectedl last November., Mr. Hal
hum not off'ering for re-election.
When Superintend nt' Hallum retires
from oflce in July he will have serv
ed s!eenteenl and~ a haltf years. When
he~ entered tile ornee the school reve
nuei of the counity was inl round
numberes, $14.,000. Tlhs year it is
schools. Now there are thirty-thre
graded schools with two - or mor
teachers, four high schools, and sev
eral graded schools doing high schoo
In 1902 log schoolhouses wer
still in use in the county. Mr. Ha
lum earnestly urged the building o
better schoolhouse, and practicall
every district now has a good schoo
house. All districts, save two, hav
levied special taxes, in most case
eight mills, several more thar eigh
and one district twenty-one mil:
for schools. Teachers' salaries hav
more than doubled within, the peri
under review. In all this time M
Hallum has had no assistance, e:
cept from the state superintendent
office, which has done great woi
for the schools of our mountai
county, whose sturdy people are th
peers of any, and whose mountai
tops, like Tom Hood's fir trees, al
close against the sky, and near
heaven than any other portions c
the Palmetto State.
"Dick Hallum," as Pickens couni
calls him, has always been active
interested in the state organizatic
of the county superintendents c
educatior:, and will b missed at the
annual meetings at Winthrop Sun
Mr. Hallum nas always taken gret
interest in the fight against illite
acy, and has always given cordi,
support to the "lay-by" schools.
In the closing weeks of a long an
successful service he is urging tI
- erection, or securing, of near ti
school house homes for teachers, ar
the "teacherage proposition" has r
. more earnest and enthusiastic suj
porter than Richard T. Hallum.
Within the last forty years r
- greater change has come over ti
. minds of the people of South Car(
lina than that of their attitude t
wards our common schools, free pul
lic schools, schools "good enough f<
the richest and cheap enough for ti
poorest," and in the struggles whi<
brought about this wholesome chang
Richard T. Hallum, educational lea(
er for the "State of Pickens," ha
rdone a man's part for his county ar
SOUTH CAROLINA HAS ROA
Members of Highway Commissic
Also Attend Meeting. $50,000,.
000 Bond Issue Next?
Columbia, July 12.-Several pr
posed plans for the construction (
permanent highways in South Car
e lina were considered and adviso
Y committees and the nine vice pre:
1 dents of the South Carolina go(
s, roads association held here toda
i The association, it was announced,
seeking to agree upon some compe
sative plan to present to the peop
of South Carolina. No decision wa
.. reached at the mneeting here toda
,but- a committee will be appoint(
.within the next few dlays to dIraft.
pla for submission to th associ
tion to submit to the lpeol a ft
The meeting today was preside
Iover by L. D. Jennings, of Sumite
threidenta of the alssociation, an
thee ws agood attendance. Men
hers of the state highway commissio
wvere invited to appear before th
association and give their views an
the entire commission, headed by F
Goodwin Rhett, of Charleston, wa
present. Mr. Rhett and Chas. C
Hearon, of Spartanburg, presente
the views of the commission. Presi
dent Jennings stated that the assa
ciation was making a thorough inves
tigation of all methods possible fo
the building and financing of road
before committing itself to a definiti
plan and that it was thought wise t<
hear from the highway commission
The commission was thanked for ap
pearing before the association anc
presenting its views.
Sentiment at the meeting toda3
seemed in favor of a bond issue
President Jennings in a sp~ec~h be.
fore the committees expressed the
belief, that this issue should not be
for less .than $50o,000,000. He de
clared that if the state is to enter
upon the construction of permanent
highways it ought to spend enough
to give each county its share. "If
North Carolina, Georgia and Florida
can build permanent highways' why
cannot South Carolina?" asked Mr.
Jennings, and he answered his own
question by declaring that it could.
Confidence was expressed by him
that the people of the state would
authorize the buildinig of permanent
highwvays when they were shown that
these highways could be built with
out them, the stakte herely having
to lend its credit.
A. Masoni G;ibbs, of Columbia,.
was elected a minebe of the exec*u
tive committee of thIe association to
till ai vaancy which (existedl in the'
comminittee. The 'cmm Ittee defe'rr
'1tion in the selectio (lof a secrietary1.
It is the desir~e of the co'mmiittee .
ceure the best mae available fC
Tempf -''a ry o)ffices f the a ssw 8
'cc wii# be o penedl i.t : 03 Libn)..
Mk ui~kthis e'itv. wi2th HarceU
> C. Booker, asaistant secretary, in
a charge until a permanent secretary
- is secured.
I An active campaign for membjprs
will be launched at once.
f MISS BEULAH PHILLIPS IN.
Little Miss Beulah Phillips, four
e teen 'year old girl of Central suf
fered a broken leg one day last week
when she fell from a swing in which
s she with several other children were
playing. Both bones of the leg were
broken just above the ankle. She
was rushed to the Anderson county
hospital and is improving.
n ONE DOLLAR SAVED REPRE.
SENTS TEN DOLLARS EARNED.
The average man does not save to
r exceed ten per cent of his earnings.
He must spend nine dollars in living
expenses for every dollar saved.
That being the case he can not be too
careful about unnecessary expenses.
n Very often a few cents properly in
f vested, like buying seeds for his gar
ir den, will save several dollars outlay
later on. It is the same in buying
Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea
Remedy. It costs but a few cents.
and a bottle of it in the house often
saves a doctor's bill of several dollar.:.
e A SPLENDID MEDICINE FOR THE
'e STOMACH AND LIVER.
0 "Chamberlain's Tablets for the
- stomach and liver are splendid. I
never tire of telling my friends and
o neighbors of their qualities," writes
e Mrs. William Vollmer, Eastwood, N.
>- Y. When bilious, constipated or
>- troubled with indigestion, give them
- a trial. They will do you good.
d The next time
you buy calomel
2- The purified and refined
e calomnel tablets that are
snausealess, safe and sure.
a Medicinal virtues retain
a ed and improved. Sold
.only in sealed packages.
I- Price 35c.
We have a few1
friger ators ranging f
pacity to 100 pounds
at greatly reduced p
Also a few hea
sold for $5.75 to go
Get yours befor
Easley, S. C. HE
5555imA mm Riomie
F. B. MORGAN, Pres.
Last w eek we had a cust<
for his cancelled checks. He sa
a bill he thought he had paid.
had the Dentist's receipt where l
Why not open a checkin;
bills by check. letter be safe t
BANK OF CENTI
your voicejust as satisfact<
SOUTH IERIN BELL TI
LA&1i MaON TH, on a bot.
WITH THE b)oys up horn
SPENT a night.
ALONE IN theo oldI.
AND WH EN I hoard.
MOANS AND groans.
I SAID "The Wind."
AND TRIED to sleep.
I HEARD rappings.
AND SAID "Rats.'
AND ROLLED over.
THEN I heard step&.
AND IN the light.
OF A dlying moon.
A WHITE spook rose,
I WASN'T scared--much.
BUT DIDN'T feel like.
BUT THEN I caught.
IJUST A' faint whiff.
lice enanele lined re'
rom 50 Pounds ice ca;
that we will close out
now only - . 17.00
now only - - $19.50
now only - . .$22.00
now only . .$29.00
vy Screen Doors that
now for only $4.25.
a they all go.
trdware Phone 68
B. E. Allen, Cashier
1, S. C.
>mer come into the bank and ask
id a dentist was dunning him for
We gave him his checks and he
ie had received the money.
account with us and pay your
CAL, Central, S. C.
I the Corner
Distant cities, towns and
villages are "just around
the corner" when you use
-the Long Distance Bell
Why waste your time,
energy and money in tray-.
eling when you can send
>rily and at a trifling costi
C O MPA NY ,
'P A familiar.
A ND SA ID "IEd.
YOU FAT guys..
MAKE BUM ghosta.
BUT BEFORE you fade,
LEAVE WITH me n.
OF YOUR cigarettes.
T HEY SAT ISFY."
TI HlAT Spicy, delicidds aromd
5of fine tobaccos, both Turkish
and Domestic, makes you almost
hungry for the "satisfy-smoke."
And there isn't a ghost of a
chance you'll ever find. its etaI
anywhere-for the Chesterfield
blend i8 an~ erolusive blend. It
can't be copied.
H-ave you seen the new
AIR-TIGHlT tine of 50?
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