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Eutored April 23, 1903 at Pickeus, S. C., aA hecond olass matter, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
Participating In the Festival-The
Chorus of Two Hundred Voices and
the Two Renowned Orchestras En
gaged for May Musical Fete.
May 15,h to 171h are-the dates setl
for the May Musical Festival to be
held in Greenville, and it is likely
that there will be quite a number of
people who will go from here to at
tend this great event. It is said
- that the Festival at Greenville will
be an event which will mark an epoch
in the cultured life of that communi
ty, and the great singers engaged,
-together wi't the well known orches
tras booked for the occasion, will
makte a showing for the progressive
little city heretofore unsurpassed.
Ten soloists of na.tional fame, a si
perbly trained chorus of two hundred
voices, and two well known an"l
complete orchestras Is something
which offers opportunities seldom giv
en to "the people of this section. The
meat sale in Gr,eenville is said to be
something more than merely encour
aging---for it has far exceeded the ex
pectations of the most -sanguine. John
H. Williams, who is in charge of the
tickets, has been kept. busy for the
pas.t few days filing orders for reser
vations. The prices for- tickets for
the entire five concerts will be only
4 $4, while the single concert ticket will
cost $1.50.
Appearing elsewhere in 'this issue
are a. few facts in regard to the great
event in Greenville, but a few addi
tional facts in regard to the great ar
tists-or at least a few of 'trem---will
not be out of place, but on it other
lhand will prove interesting to rea-ders
of this paper.
Of Mr. James' abil y, the N'ew
York Timos' critic says: "Mr. James
gave his two solos with beauty of
voice and full of conception of the de
mands. No one who heard him will
soon forget the glorious "Then Shall
the Righteous Shine,' nor will Mr.
.lames cease to remember the ap
.plause his singing of the noble miu
4. sic called forth."
The Cincinnati inquirer says of one
of the artists:
'^Mr. George Rogovoy, up to 'a few
years ago, a member of the Imperial
Orchestra of St. Petersburg. He has
received among many 'tokens of ris
linction, a medal from the Czar, and
his 'Cello from a Prince. Upon his
arrival in this city he was immediate
ly engaged as 'Cellist in the ym
phony Orchestra, and will maintain
the same position 'ihe coming season,
in addition to his teaching and con
cert work under the auspices of the
College of Music. No oth-er artist
made so favo-able an impression in
so short a space of time as Mr. Ro-I
Mr. Richard Schlewen is Director
of Violin and Director of the Orches
t ral Depart ment at the Met rop)ol1tan
Schooi if Music, Cincinnati, is a na
'tivye of Germ.any, and studied v'iolin
murder' thle w~orl d -renown"ied m.a ser's,
Jiacobhsen, die Ahna and .J.oachimt at
the' Koen igl1che Hochschulo for Mu
?ic in Berlin.
Prof. Sc'hlewven has hel-d lerading
pl-sitionls in many of thegreat otches
tras or IEurope) and Amer'Ilea , apear
ing; as soloist in the Concert hauts,
Symphony and Philharmontic Concerts
of Berlin , 'ihe Theodore 'Thomas,
-Melt'opolitan , Damriosch , Van der
Strzeklen , the Uahn I"estival Orches
tra, etc., and in the capacity of so
4luist has traveled extensively' in this
:outntr'y as well as in IEuropo.
A New~ York musieal er Iic writes:
"Mrs. Beatrice Fine, of New York,
seemed to lbe at hter best andli sung
'her way inlto the htears of her hear'
ars in three languiag's. l"itrst she gave
t wo songs in l"ren chi ''T intuet"'-Ol
l5urench , by WVeekedlitn 'and( ''Alme
M oi,"o of Chopin's \'ret y :omlpo
sititons. Tlh en followy'd ai (erman
lullaby of dIainty, sweet expr'essions.
'Sandnmannc'hen"'-"T''i'he Santd Man'"
by Brahmis. Another PFetich song,
* "iA Follelt," by S. Marchesi1, bright
and tunelul, was t'endered , and the
rtt group of five dele'ctionts closed
wtJ.S. B'ac,h's beautiful complosi
tn,"My Heart Ever Faithful.
While the other songs were all pret
'ty, the Ia-st one seemed to htave depth,
(he ears of a satisfying musical gem.
Among the most successful of the
younger contraltos now before the
public may be named Miss Mary Por
t'er Mitchell, of New York.
Miss Mitchell first attracted the at
tention of the 'nusic world when she
was chosen from a large number of
applicants for the position of Con
tralto soloist in Trinity Church, Bos
ton, under the direction of Dr. IIo
ratio Parker, now of Yale University,
Miss Mitchell retained this posit'ion
for two years, before com'ing to New
York to acceit one of the best church
positions in Brooklyn, with the Cliin
ton Avenue Congregational 'hurch.
Telegraph Operators Vote to Strike.
San Francisco, May 4.-The tele
phone operators of the Pacific States
Telephone and Telegraph company
Friday voted to strike to enforce their
demands of increased wages and rec
ognition of the union, which was re
cently organized.
Base-Ball for Pickens.
The sporting blood of Young
America in Pickens is on the rampage.
They are going in for the strenuous,
Lut healthful sport, base-ball, with
rigor. They are full of vim and Vin.
agar, and are putting up good ball.
Phe picked tenm and the scrubs fre.
uently meet on the diamond, and it
s a toss-up as to who shall gain the
nasterv. From the aggregation a
ood, strong, healthy team is evolvcd
.hat knows no vanquishment, or, at.
east, they have not been vanquished
o far, and feel confident of winning
very game they play. The Pickens
tamn has challenged and accepted
ihallengos from Greer, Clemson, Sen.
eca, Westminster and other teams,
nd they are very sanguine of sue
Considering everything, Pickens is
lite proud of her team, and confi
.lent of the standing it will take in
the ball world. They are a hefty set
-good hitters, sure runners and safe
plnyers, and can be depended on in
An emergency.
Tbr business people of Pickens re
Alize the importance and need of a
ood ball team and are responding
aubly with "material" support, and
vill do all they can to send out as
good a team as there is in the state.
The magnanimity and hearts co
)peration and encouragement of the
Pickens people is worthy of comimend
ition, and we doff our hat to both
then and the ball team. Here's
hoping all kinds of good luck for the
team, and peace, plenty, happiness
ind prosperity to the noble sup
'Thl,e Pickens team is composed of
Frank McF1all, Bruce Boggs, M. S.
Nimmons, G. B. McLeskey, Thurman
D.ochran, Jack Lewis, Pat Jennings,
Will Jones, J. P. Carey, Jr., Claude
Flester, Hmagood Bruce. J. P. Carey,
Jr*., manager; Bruce Bogres. assistant
nanaIIiger; Mi. 8. Nimmions, secretary;
t"rankc ~.\eFll, captain.
An Old Medicine.
"Ground oyster shells," said a phy
sician, ''were usedl as a mediccno by
ihe mnediaeval doctors-- a medicine
for the rickets andl scr4fula."'
"How absurd!"
"A bsurd? Not at all. Oyster
-hells contfain lime, :iitr'ogen, iron,
sulphurii, magnesia, bromide, phos.
ihoric acid and iodine. These are
excelleint tonics, You knmow how that
biensi eat ground oyster shells and
thus propace eggs with good, thick,
stronimg sheIllOj Well, as the oyster
shell pow~der acts on an eggshell so I
have ino doubt it act.ed in the middle
ages on the bending crumblim)g bones
o)f thei rickety, putting strength and(
lirmness in to them. Ground Oyster
shells, I a convinced, would be 'good
things for fr'ail children today. They
would strengthein the framei, increase
t-he appetite and have a splendid ef-.
feet upon the teeth."-Philadlelphia<
Greater Pickens.
Mr. W. A. Thomas, who has bought
a lot andtl is building a house, in the
new section of town, calls that do
tmain "(;reater Pickens." It is a
worthy cogtInen. Now evervbodv
pull together and make a greater
Pickens in reality.
The towra of the country are all
-xploiting their advantages and ear
seeking to locate settlers and invest
rs within their borders and are off;r
ing inducements to manufacturing
3mterprises and holding out bright
prospects to business ventures; and
;hey manage to deliver the goods.
Pickens could wake a "quick deliv
3ry," too, if she would only "bear
lown to the pain" of making a few
macrifices. Her citizens are a noble
iearted people, but they are awful
flow in a ' business way. It takes
hem a long time to conceive, but
vhen they do they bring forth good,
trong, healthy results. But the peo
)le of Pickens look a long time at a
lollar before they will turn it loose.
mnd then when they do it sure has
rot to be a large, and direct, return.
L'hey are not willing to turn loose
heir money for a small per cent.
nd benefit others by the deal-no,
he benefit must be direct, and exelu
ive, to them.
This is an age of push, thrift and
dvancemen t, and one person cannot
iso unaided; he must have the bel)
nd co-operation of others. A. well
egulated comurnunity, whereby each
udividual is pulling, pushing or
cratchinl for his neighbor, and some
ther neighbor doing the same for
in, is the community that is in the
orefront. Wen our people grasp
he idea that no man can live unto
imself, then will they expand, the
3ockles of their heart will warm up,
md, like the petals of spring that are
lurtured by the gentle rains and the
,varm rays of the sun, until the time
>f their bureting when their frag
ance is " afted on the balmy breeze,
bey will realize that they are living
or the good they can do. When this
pirit comes over them, you will see
iouses, stores, manufacturing enter
)>i8es and citizens here that will
nake you proud to call the old town
,oulr abiding place.
The idealic predominates here, and
whilo other towns and communiities
re advancing, growing, developifsg
,nd pushing out, we are still sitting
lown awaiting 'for some fa:ry's or
Lagician's wand to make of Pickens
vhat we are all the time hoping and
Ireaming it will be, but neither by
vord or action are we putting form h
ny material effort to imake the dIream
eme to passe,unles,perchance, we see
:chance to put a few dollars into one
nd(ividual's pocket, and to keep the
(ther followv from miaking any mfonley.
JTust so long asn such condlitions as
hese prevail just so long will the old1
own p)1od alonig as it is, developing
dlwa3s to the p)oint that its natural
idvantLages causes it. to ex pand -only
mo far- -and no fart her. But let it.,
itizens rise up1 en masse, and1( all p)ut
shoulder to thte wheel for amn om
vardl andi upwarid plush, and1( see how
mmddenly and1( perceptibly1 the ol
,owni w.old begin to expaInd andt
ecxt 12 monmths t han hus been( doeo
ni the past 10( years. D)n 't youm h -
ieve it? If you don't believe try ii
Lnd see; and if our satemient prlove
'also we wvill eat the ginger cake.
Lav downm that lia-'r >w-imindtel,
>rejuadiciail, sel fish dogma, of not
vanting to (10 anything b)ecaulse seme
me else might reap, a benefit; what
f they do? If they are also enter.
>rising, y'ou reapj a return'1 from theb:i
lealings. T1hrow your heart into the
work of building up your town. If
by your deal the town is betfitted
$100 an1 you clear $25, you have
done better than if :it was the other
way, for you have a chance, again,
a+ld in some other channel, at $100,
whc"rens it the conditions were re
versed you only have at chance at $25
See the point? Well, if you don't,
God pity you; We can't write the
articles and also furnish you with
braiis to grasp the meaning.
The nui that has tea lots in tovn
makes nothing by holding to them,.
even if he improves them; but if he
sells nine of them at $200 each he
has made $1800, and has let nine
more people have an outlet. These
nine begin improvements and each
one spends not less than $1000 on
his lot; that means $9000 turned
loose into the legtitimate channels of
trade in the town and "the butcher,
the baker and the candlestick-maker"
each gets a share of this money,
How about this one lot you have re
served' 'Ibe improvements put all
around it has enhanced its value at
least a hundred fold, hasn't it? W ell,
how much would it have advanced in
12 months if you had refused 'o have
sold the other nine, and refusing to
sel; the other nine, how much money
would you have kept out of the le_ it
imlato chaninels of trade? How much
of this 890()0 will eventually find its
way back into your pocket? It is
hard to esti-ate, but the probability
is that., finally, you may have it all. .
No, partsanship, petty jealousies,
nor niggardly finance wil not do in
this day and time. Open your
pocketbook, spend your money, and
reap a $5 interest to-morrow, rather
than to wait 12 montihs and get 50
dollars. l'v the latter method you are
a loser of a clear $10, besides not
belping the town any. These kind
of 'inanciers, thoe who trade to ben
efit, themselves vlone, are not worth a
tinker's dam to an3 community, and
the best thing they ever do for them
selves, or the comnmunity, is when
sorrowing friends have a marble shaft
(pointing upward, when it should be
pointed the other way), inscribed
with "Sacred to the memory of - .
Pull for the good of the community
in which you live. Live for the good
that you caln do. lDon't be a cJam
and shut yourst if up in your own
shell; he like the be-"worK for the
good of others.
Now, let's all take up the slogan, a
" reater lickens," and all pull for
that oid. Lot us strain every nerve,
bend every nerve, to make of Pickens
a city of 5,000 inhabitar;ts by 1910.
We can do it: nothing under the
cun from keCeping our (lsires from
being Consununatedl, except lethargy,
drones and cron kers. These things
can be overcomew; the whip of en ter
prise andl energy will remerve leth
argy, the dirones can be made to
work, while it can be made so hot for
the eroake-rs that they will fall in line
or leave the community.
In the bright lexicon of youth
there is no such word as fail. "I
can't-I won't" are unknowvnto) t.he
schoolboy of to-day. It is "I will '
and( eel can." So apply these terms
to every good thing that is proposed
and lend youri aid and aissistance, and
see how eaisy it is by an optimi
p)air of glasses, to do unIseemjinrg w/on
d er-s with so little ofi exerution Are
you an optimist oJr a pessinust?
'l'his is a personal <p Iccstion, geri e
reader, and3( you P rmst alnwer. Your3
friends have classed you the one or
the other. HIave they classed you
rC?hI lemnembohr, thecre is no3 m)idldle
g roundl for you to stand oni.
What we say hern is applicable to
every towna in the county, and every
part of the couty., primarirly, and to.
anly part cf the sthte and UiMao,n
at gnerai Way; and while we say
P'ickmns, primarily, we mean every
at large--there for', everybo(y can
pull for their ('wn section and make
for it what they can.
Hrralth for a "GCreater Pickens,
hoth town and co1unty. 'The cry is
Pickens towni, a1 greater town, and
5,000 citizens by 1910. Are you
with us in the fight?
had sent to him that very night was
pinned defiantly above his heart. Quin
nox smiled when he observed this bit
of sentiment, and grimly informed him
that he wag conhtnitting an act pro
hibitediun Dangloss' disciplinary rules.
Officers on duty were not to wear
"l)angloss will not see my violets.
By the way, the moon shines brightly,
doesn't It?"
"It is almost as light as day. Our
trip is made extremely hazardous for
that reason. I am sorely afraid, rash
sir, that we cannot reach the castle
"We must go about it boldly; that's
"IIas it occurred to you, sir, that you
are placing le in a terrible position?
What excuse can I have, a captain of
the guard, for slinking about at night
witli a man whom I am supposed to be
tracking to eairth'? Discovery will
brand me as i traitor. I ('ainnot deny
the charge without exposing her royal
Lorry turned cold. Hie had not
thought of this alarming possibility.
Hut. his ready wit c'amie again to his
relief, 11(1 with bright, confident eyes
lie swept away the obstacle.
"If discovered, you are at once to
proelahi iilre at prisoner, take the credit
for having caught mne atid claim the
"Ini that case you will not go to the
casth ', but to the tower.''
"Not if you obey orders. The otTer of
reward says that I utust he delivered
to the undersigned. You will tal:e me
to her and not to the tower."
Quinnox sin led and threw up his
hands as if unable to combat the quick
logic of his companion. Together they
inlade their way to the prior's cell, aft
erward to the abbot's apartment. It
was barely 11 o'clock, and he had not
retired. 1le questioned Quinnox closely,
hade Lorry farewell and blessed him,
sent his benedletion to the princess
and ordered them conducted to the
Tenl minutes later they stood outside
the wall, the great gates having been
closed sharply behind them. Above
themn hung the silvery moon, full and
bright, throwing its refulgent splendor
over the inoutitain top with all the
brill ia icy of day. Never before had
Lorry seen the m1iooni so accursedly
"'(ad, it is like day," he excilimed.
"As I told you, sir," agreed lie other,
reproof inl his voice'.
''We lutist: wait until the mnoont goes
d1owi. It won't. (o to risk it now. Can
wo not go sotiiewhere to keep warn
for an hour or so?"
"There is a cave farther down tho
mounltaiJiin. Shiall wve take' the( (lie of
"'d3y all mteants. I can't enidure the
col after' beinig cooped up for so
They('3 followed thle wuinidin1g road for'
Sing at hiast to a loilit wher'te ai smuall
aimi brtnched otf. It wa~s the pa1th
leadinig doiwnl the sIde (f the steep
overlookinig the city, and upon that
side, 1o walgoti road( couild he built.
Seven thiousanid feet. helow stretched
1tle sle'epting, moon11lit ('ity3. Stain g
outt 14n the br'ow of' the iounitalin, they
seerned' to he the ontly liing ob je('ts In
the work'It. 'Thlei'e was nto sign of life
ab ove', bl.'ow0 or' b5esie t hemi.
"Ii ow long should we he ini making
thle desretit?'' a sked L orry, aL sort of
i'error'Il5'5 possing hun11 as lhe lolokedl
''"'Three liurs If y'ou iare strong.''
''\n hlo1w are we to get inito the eas
il'? I il(id't thought of that."'
"IThere' is a secret. entra nec," saId
QunitnioxO, ma111liously enjoy Iing thle in
5l4et one 11's ne(kniowledgtient 0o' weak
ne(SS. '"if wel r'ea'h it Hiafely, I ('an Itaiike
you unider gr'oiund to the o11 ldtdugeonis
beneaith th le eaLstle. It may1 h e somie
ILbove, fot' thle secret' pa111ssa ge is guar'd
whoi know of its cx Istencue."
"Gr'eat ConfI'ibec is ptlaced in you, I
see till w/orthily. I 1a1 m isure. IIow~ is It
-thatI you are' truLsted 50 11Impi113'y?''
"I inhlerit the coti idleie. Thle cap
(To be conJtinued~.)

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