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PICKENS, S. C.
PUBLISIED EVERY THURSDAX
51.50 a Year Invariably in Advance
Wntered at Fickens, S. C. Poatofilce at
Second Class Mai! Matter.
GARY HIOTT, Editor and Mgr.
A TAXPAYER SUGGESTS PLAN
FOR CUTTING TAXES
COUNTY SIIOUDII) BE TAX UNII
INSTEAD OF THE STATE
D'.artnent and Offices Should be
Ieluced and Cont.e iated
The Recall Jt .,::emended
Mr. E.ditor- -t s about reached
:he point, wl:':"
When a m'n has built a barn,
Gzv and tar hi:.;
ANhen he l'as 'I ared ua'ther farm,
Go and t: hi:n!
Then he lay; another roof,
Xheni he grows another hoof,
lustle round and get the proof,
'rhen go and tax him.
I a an a pot of money,
Don't tax him!
rhr ugh its sweet like honey,
D)cn't tax him!
Let him reap what others sow,
People are rather fools you know;
If they were not, they would go,
And TAX HIM.
In 1905, the assessed value of
Oraperty in South Carolina was
$220,000,000. The revenue at a rate
cf 5 1-4 mills was $1,550,000. Ten
years later the assessed value was
310,907.101. The levy was 7 mills
So that in ten years the. increase ir
taxable values was less than 5 pc
ent, and the increase in expenditures
was 100 per cent. In 1921, the as
esse(l taxation was $6,767,135 on t
?5 mill levy. Assessed values werd
i152,490,600, but the mills doubled
instead of lessing, thus doubling th
tax burdens. Can this continue?
During this period there has bee
an increase of about 15 per cent i
population. Now all experts in tai
ation agree that when taxes increar
faster than wealth and population, a
unbearable burden is placed on ti
people. Who is responsible ?
No state, county or town offici
will admit that this condition is tI
result of his alministrationi. It
a.. a w h. , e llr a ,K as v..gression
Perk Barrel, a government by bi
reau instead of a Democracy. Tl
tax-payers of this state have bec
bullliedf and( brow beaten by a bun<
of pretenltious tin horn ploliticiar
until they have got into the hlabit<
Standing iln line to have their pockel
Useless Boards and Commlissior
are createdl each year, because of th
growving horde of sp)oilsmlenl, seek in
a reward for services perif-Ormlfed fc
tile machine, but this deamands
constant extensionl of the system.
Thlere has been1 little c..ort ill thi
state for a real business adlminlistri
tion. T1axes in South Carolina hlav
trebled in 20 years, yet whlo dIart
say in maintenance of law or ceffic
ency we have been better'edl?
* This state and ever~y ethe.r stal
ini thle nation is flooded with polit
cal leeches performing no cssenti
* work, but bending their energies
* keep up a malchline wih will pe'
petuate their jobs. F'oodl Jnapector
oil inspectors, initernal r'eveml
agents, specnial tax c'ollect ors, whi
key constables, charit; inlspect-v
d(octors, peQlh.Ogra e':ner'ts, horse (10
tors, hog blureau agenlts and~ hunld r
of trustees, all1 mnovinig u p anid dowi
the lalnd at heavy exSpenlse, ever'la
ingly dlrawving salaries and pulIinag u
expensle ac'ecunlts to the ilroilt of th
piolitical machine and the im11pover
ishment of thle ordlinaryl citizen. wih
"pays the freight."
I venture tile assertion, thlat leas
ing cut thle lately enfranchised w<
men that one voter (lut of 20 in tU
primary is on either state or fede
al p~ay role inl some1 capacity. On
voters are useful to the politicii
and this means the balance of po01
er is hel by tile machline.
Whlere is it to end ?
Any man knowvs that such1 a cour
would bankrupt any private busine;
within six mlonthls, and this gover1
ment, state andl national is only ab
Sto survive the increasinlg dIrain at tl
expense of the tax-piayers.
Efficiency is the only basis f<
progress and tile econoillc strugg:
The entire nation is in tile dea
season of its fortunes. The reactic
from the exertion and fears of thi
war are at their height. We wer
"oved beyon'd endurance, and neve
in the wen1,. has the universal 014
- For who does not sea that we do
not' end war when we put a stop to
actual conflict between nations? This
is only a superficial view. Any wide
sbcial and industrial.:.struggle that
is attended in its natural course with
great euffering is war.
The b'scnce of war is a neediena
ecmpetition between states, corpora
tions and individuals that results in
wide spread suffering, and surely we
arc in the midst of that.
The rapid concentration of powers
taken away from the states in Wash
intton is alarming, but this will never
be remedied except through action
at iome. Send good government and
eccromy to Washington and it will
co:ve back home to bless. Send ex
t~rvageice and it is returned ten
fc!d to curve.
The p:.wer to tax ,is the power to
Let us people guard this right.
1st. To get the assessment of prop
erty out of politics. SQ long as the
c fficials assessing property ars as
piring politicians, there will be favor
2inl. A Governor, who will throw
the responsibility for excessive tax
ation on the Legislature by a firm
use of the veto power.
:3rd. Do away with so many boards,
commissions, etc., by having one ad
ministrativo board to control all state
institutions, thereby ceasing to dup
lieate state machinery.
4th. The Recall to apply to every
elective officer, from Governor to
Coroner, so that we can fire the men
Our free institutions can only be
preserved by getting back to first
principles, and the matter of taxa
tion will either force reform or revo
lution will overtake our republic as
it has those in the past. No saving
in mere money will compensate for
icwing our standard of life, but popu
lar government is on trial the world
over. Amendments to the constitu
tion can give four year terms and
biennial sessions of the Legislature,
saving election expenses etc, amount
ing to at least a fifth of our neces
The greatest problem is to equalize
taxation, ~nod the county should be
e the unit, instead of now having a
rivalry between the counties in the
matter of low valuation. The Gen
eral Assembly should first determine
just what amount is necessary to
e conduct the state government, and
is this should he apporitioned among
Bs the counties in proportion to wealth
1e and ponulation. Then the county
TO (1missieners in each county, elect
mn ed by the people, should assess the
al property in the county and levy a
I tax to pay its proportionate shart
Ie of the state government, and what
")ever they may detrmne to spend
Ii for. the county in additionl. The mon..
15y would be kept in -the county, and
~fit would be to the interest of each
:s eitizen to see that all of the proper
ty of the county wvas returned for
s taxation, because every dollar that
e jesen i ed wvould make his taxes high
e r. The burden of taxation would
r~ he more wvidely distributed by bring
a ing the invisible property out of hid
s Irstead of so many trustees, one
1- bo.ard consist;ig of the Governor, and
e other state u!ticers and five elected1
s by the General Assem-blv could look
i- after every charitable andl penal in
stitution in the state. 'We now vir
.e tially have three agricultural dlepart
i- ments. The state wvarehouse, Clem
1son college and the regular depart
:o ment of agriculture should be comn
r-hined urdler one head, so that when
san inspector wVent to a town he c.ould
le inspect warehouses, attend to pure
- odeforcemnent a nd other kind red
duties. If he is ijual ified for one, he
can be for all. Why pay three men
I , when one can do the work ?
nThe ra ilroad coammiission and in
snrlance dleparetment should be placed
pim charge of the secretary of state.
e'and the highway commission, in
-'charge of the Comnptroller General,
o because with this new mode. of as
sessment, he would( have am ple t imel
-in the judicial depart ment, the Trial
*Justice at the county seat shouhi
e he given jurisdiction in civil ca.s
_where the amount i-ivolved docs not
y xedone thousand dlollars and in
n cimninal cases w'here the punishmaen
.is not over one year. This alorne
would sav'o any thousands in court
Iexpenses and not (do injustice to liti
Ic ATTlENTION, EX-SERtVICE~ ME.N
Newv rules have become effective
ir making it possible for ex-service
0 bien to renew their governmient in
suran-'e, provided it is reneed he
d fore March 4, 192t1. Any ex-soldlier'
n interester in renewing his insurance
e will rceiv full in formation concern.
e ing same by addressing U. S. Vet
r rans' Blure'au, 439 Peachtree street,!
SPECB :L NOTICES
Notices run under this head at the
rate of one cent a word for first in
sertion, one-half cent a word for
each subsequent insertion. No notice
accepted for' less than 25c first time.
FOR SALE.-Two fresh milk cows.
A. G. Bowen, Pickens. 2t
WANTED-To exchange heifers
for fodder. W. A. Mathews, Pickens.
FOR SALE-Fresh milk cow. Ap
ply to A. G. Reece, at Reece's mill.
LOST-Bunch of keys between
Pickens Mill and city of Pickens.
Finder please return to Sentinel offi
NOTICE.--I have for service a
rhoroughbred Shetland pony stud;
two miles east of Central. Wilton
FOR SALE:--One thoroughbred
Pucheron Stallion six years old, bred
irTd raised at Clemson College. Well
brke, will work anywhere, shows
rmie colts. Will sell for cash, good
pmicrs or trade for other stock. See
R. G. Gaines, Central, S. C. 6t
WANTED:-Representatives to sell
nonunents. Attractive proposition.
Write Charlotte Marble and Granite
Works, Charlotte, N. C. Largest in
\ ANi'ED--Man with cac to sell
low pr'ced GRAHAM TIRES. $1&.
r; w-v-e. and ec-mmissions. GR \11AM
TIRE CO., 3157 Boulevard, Benton
FOR SALE-Good hardwood oak
flooring, 5-8 %t $7.50 per hundred;
13-16 at $8.50 per hundred. J. R.
FOR SALE-A good Essex Road
ster, or I might exchange for some
thing suitable. Machinery is in good
shape, all other parts in good condi
tion. See Dr. E. W. Griffin or L. L.
Day at Certral, S. C. 3t
I will deliver water ground corn
meal and cracked corn for chickens
at $1. 00 per bushel every Saturday
afternoon in Pickens and Pickens
Mill village; cash on delivery. Leave
orders at J. M. Reece's barber shop,
Pickens. A. G. Reece.
I have bought the McFall corrn
mill in Pickens and will operate it
at the same stand next door to Thc
Sentinel office. All my old custo.
mers are especially invited to com<
to mo when they need anything ir
my line. You know what kind of
meal I grind. I-eadquarters for my
dray line are also at the mill. A. A
I have again taken charge of the
Blacksmith shop at the Hughes Bros
old1 stand and wvill be ready to giv<
you prompt service in horse shoeing
rubber tire wvork, buggies, wagon an
carriage repairing at lowver prices
Will also pay you goodl price foi
corn andl peas taken on blacksmith
work. J. Luther Hughes
FOR SA LE--House and lot in the
city of Easley. All conveniences. Will
sell for cash or goodl paper. Apply
at The Sentinei office or Mirs. W. 0.
Hester, Easley, S. C.
New Gaira~ge at Noris.--I have
openedl a new and1( first class garage
at Norris; and carry a full line of ac
cessories. Work (lone b~y expert
maechan ics at reasonable rates. All
work guarmi. eet'. L. C. Garrett,
boar service $5.00 or pig. WV. A
Mathews, Pickens, S. C.
A MESSAGE TO
I) n't l)rag Through Life Half Sick
an:d Half Well. 'Take This Advice.
Go to your dIruggist andl ask him
fo Gudo's Pepto-Mangan and take
it with your meals for a few weeks
and see howv your health imp~roves.
If you are pale, tiredl, lack ambition
andl vigor, you knowv yourself that if
you had plenty of red'bloodl that you
would not feel tired and half sick all
the time. TPhe only sure foundation
of permanent health is good blood.
ude's Pepto-Maungan builds up your'
blood wvith a form of iron that gets
into your -system quickly. It is won..
derful. You wvill like it and it will
svke you feel so well and strong.
Life will be worth living again. Try
it and you will thank us for telling
you about it. Druggist sell Gude's
Por;to-Mangan in both liquid and tab
We have just received from the
Congoleum Art Squares 6x9 r<
Congoleum Art Squares 7 1-2x1
Congoleum Art Squares 9x10 1 2
Congoleum Art Squares 9x12 ri
We predicted last fall that thei
Not only has there been no advan<
many lines are lower than pro we
Mens linen 25c collars have, late
small lots, which enables us to gil
OF PAYING HIGH PRICES, FOR Y
We are glad to say our stock :
Our new spring stock will soor
ready to wear, dry goods and notic
We have a complete stock of n
coats, rain coats, sweaters and ovei
If our right prices and prompi
quality in merchandise comes before
The home of Walk-Ov
woven hosiery, Griffo
Machines, Irun King St<
Clothing, Shoes, 11
ANNOUNCEMENT BY ISAAC
HAMBURGER & SONS.
Folger & Hendricks,
Pickens, S. C.
In our time we have made some
very interesting and notable announ
cements. This however, in an un
With two large interests demand
ing our time and attention, our
Wholesale Ready to Wear Clothing
business on the one hand, our Whole
sale Tailoring business on the other,
and close personal supervision re
quired by each, the growth of the
two brought os to the point wnere
it became evident we could net con
tinue to (o justice to both.
Therefore, after due deliberation
we decided to accept what appeared
the only solution to our problem, and
that was to discontinue our activity
in the tailoring field and devote our
entire time and facilities to the pro
duction of Ready to Wear Clothing.
While it might seem easy enough
from the viewpoint of others for us
to discontinue the tailoring business,
wve felt a certain responsibility to our
custemers, many of wvhom had dlis
tributed our product for years, recog
nizing as we did that they expected
to continue their tailoring business
uninterrupted and undisturbed.
So we rather considered it our duty
to gather first hmand information re
garding other tailoring houses, give
our customers the benefit of wvhat
we learned about them, and thereby
as;sist them to make a connection
wvith a house whose standards wvere
parallel to ours and thereby avoid
them the costly and disappointing ex..
perimenting in which they might
In searchinmg for a house whose
rn"eduet wculd equal curs which after
all was the prinicipal consideration,
the selection naturally narrowedl
down to a very fewv concerns, andl
after taking into account every fea
ture that makes a Wholesale Tailor
ing- House dlesireable our knowledge
of the business made it very clear
to us, that as a Wholesale Tailoring
Housie. The Kahn Tailoring Compa
ny of Indianapolis was pre-eminent
in the field.
Their product is of a standard so
high we were quite surprised, and
their service is so prompt as to be'
really impressive. Their Woolens
and hot weather cloths for Spring
aind Summer will cover every possi
ble trade requirement and the line
in its entirety is certainly a very
With all this in their favor we
felt we were satisfactorily discharg
ing our duty to our customers by
arranging for the transfer of our
tailoring business to the K~ahni Tailor
ing Company, and that they meritedl
this is borne out by the fact that
every one of our salesman has enter
ml the employ of the Kahn Tailoring
Company, whereas an~y of them o'ould
easily have connected with other
houses had they so desiredl.
H-eretoforo your Openings have been
haki by Mr. Harry Sloman, who will
again be at your service for the Kahn
Tailoring Company, and you will hear
from him personally very soon re
Jgardling arrangements for the Spring
We assure you with the utmont
sincerity that ycu will he happy in
your new connection with the Kahn
DIFFERENT LINES OF N
factory a substantial reduction on C
duced from $9.75 to $8.10.
reduced from $12.50 to $10.00.
reduced from $16.50.to $14.15.
educed from $17.50 to $16.?0.
e would be no advance in merchandi
e, but most lines have declined froi
BACK TO THE 15c COLLAR
ly been reduced to the old priqe 15c.
e you the advantage of every drop ii
'OU DON'T HAVE TO ANY MORE.
s in the best .shape we have ever ha(
begin to arrive, consisting of ment
ns. Bought right to sell right.
WINTER IS NOT OVER YET.
ens, womens, boys and childrens woi
shoes at prices always right.
service will get your business, yoi
er and Endicott Johnson sho
n Clothes, Carhart overal
>ves, Devoe Paints,-Chase Ci
ats and Gents' Furnishing
Call for Pictorial Review Patterns.
Tailoring Company, as they can and
will give you everything you need in
product and service to successfully
continue your service to your custo
With very best wishes, we are
Isaac Hamburger & Sons.
Notice of Tailoring opening later.
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF PUB
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF PICKENS
IN COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
W. T. Earle, Plaintiff,
A. N. Hendricks, Miss Duane Hen
dricks, Mrs. Greta Hendricks, Revie
and Mrs. Ola Hendricks Owens. De
To the defendant A. M. Hendricks:
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in the
above stated action which was on the
3rd (lay of February 1922, filed in the
oiTiec of the Clerk of Court of Com
mon Pleas for Pickens County, South
Carolina, at Pickens, S. C., and which
is still on file in said office. You are
further required to serve a copy of
your answer to the said complaint
on the subscriber, Martin, Blythe,
Craig and Keith, at their offices at
Pickens, S. C., wvithin twventy days
after the service hereof, exclusive of
the day of service; andl if you fail to
answecr the complaint, within the time
aforesaid, the plaintiff in this action
will apply to the Court for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
Martin, Blythe, Craig and Keith,
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
0. S. STEWART.
Clerk of Court of Common Pleas
February 3, 1922.
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CRED
All persons holding claims against
the estate of the. late Samuel Jewell
must present the same, duly proven,
on or before the 18th day of February,
1922, or be dlebarredl payment. and all
persons indlebted to said estate must
make pt'yment on or before the above
dlate to Eamuel A. Jewell.
- Samuel A. Jewell,
NOTICE TO DEBTORS~ AND CRED.
All persons holding claims against
the estate of the late Loutford B.
Graveley must present the same, duly
p~roven, on or before the 18th day of
February, 1922, or he debarred pay.
ment; andl all persons indebtedl to said
estate must make paymeht on or he
fore t-he above (late to WV. I. Gravley
or C. M. Gravley.
W. I. Gravley,
C. M. Gravley,
TrHE CITY PRHESSING~ CLUJB
S. D. Groves, Prop.
In Porter's Barber Sh~op, Pickens
Pressing, Cleaning, Dyeing, Etc.,
Done by Expert. Work Called for and'
Deliver~ed When Promisedl.
LOST--Man's gray sweater be
tween P'ickens4 and Mr. Alf Tanner's
residence near Mt. Carnmel. Finder.
please return to B. B. Lafloon's res
taurant in Pickens.
rngoleum Art Squares 'id; Rut;.
se, and so far we hav. e -
n 10 to 256 per cent :u a J:reat
We are buying merchandise in
i price. GET OUT OF THE HABIT
I it. All of our old high priced goods
and boys cothinp. hats, ladies
k sho, . ., ladies
t will tray here
S & I,
es, Stetson hats,
Is, New Home Sc
Goods a Specialty
We, the undersigned hereby prohibi
all persons from hunting, fishing
cutting timber or trespassing in an,
manner upon our landa, under ful
penalty of th law.
Mrs. Emma Lathem
J. 9. Lark
W. B. Collins
Mrs. Ora Mauldin
D. M. Nix
- C. B. Nix
J. E. Nix
J. L. Murphee
J. M. Gillespie
J. D. Stansell
G. E. Kennemore
J. A. Hunnicutt
L. P. Stevens f
E. G. Childress
G. W. Brezeale
J. C. Stewart.
W. P. Davis.
WV. A. Davis
*J. H. Powvers
*J. E. Powers
B. HI. Powers
: -XW. E. Ellenburg
E. W. Brazeale
T. A. Hitt
B. E. Haynes
J. A. Chappell
Will . Cooper
S. P. Marchbanks
W. F. Dodson
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF PICKENS.
By N. A. Christopher Esquire Probate
Whereas, Julius G . McWhorter
made suit to mc to grant him Letters
of Adlminisfh atien of the Estate of
and effects of Miss Margaret Louella
These are therefore, to cite andi
admonish all and singular the kindred
andl Credlitors of the said Miss Mar
garet Louella McWhorter deceased,
that they be andl appear before me,
in the Court of Prohrte. to be held at
Pickens Court House, S. C., on the
10th clay of February 1922, next, after
publicat ion hereof, at 11 o'clock irn
tho forenoon, to show cause, if any
they have, why the said Administra.
tion should not be granted.
Given undler my Hand and Seal, this
31st dlay of January 1922. in the 146th
year of our Independence.
N. A. Christopher, Judge of Probate
666 is a prescription for Colds,Feve
and LaGrippo. - It's the most speedy
remedy we know.
WANTED-To do your Electrical
work. A complete stock of fixtures
carried in stock. House wiring a
specialty. Walter Hester, at The
Sentinel office, p~hono 27.
Get a $16.00 Dictionay for your 4
school without cost. See advertise
ment about it in this paper.