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Pickens Sentinel-Journal
The Sentinel-Journal Company.
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Entered at Piokens 1ustofice as Second Class
Mail Matter
Happy School Days.
How dear to my heart are the scenes
of my childhood
As fond recollection presents them
to view.
The little red schoolhouse on the
hill! What fond memories cling
around that threshold still! How we
strove to master the- three l's
"'Readin', 'Ritin' and 'Rithmetic"
How we jumped, when the teacher
called us by name and gave a word
to spell-of course we were soared
and missed it. *hen arithmetic kept
us in a peck of trouble and the at
tempts at writing with teacher stand
ing over us witb ruler in hand watch
ing our efforts. Our knuckles smart
yet, as we grimly meditate on the
cracks on our fingers made with the
ruler when he taught us to hold the
p-m right and shape the letters prop
erly. Oh, those good old days, novel
to be forgotten! How they crowd
our memories still!
The foutidation was laid, and we
there gained the rudiments of 1an1 ed
ucation, from which small beginning
aUd noble (Tlbrt we have gained a
failN g ( cn1non1 school education,
find by) intudy and promiscuous reiad
ing wt have stored up a pretty fair
amoun1t of knowledge. This, in a
nutshellis the tale 90 per cent. of the
population of this county would tell
if crlled on for an educational epit
ome. It is till very well and good, so
f as it goes, but in this day and
gener ation the little old schoolhouse
where every scholar studied a differ
entt kind o)f book has given place to
the high shl of to da y,where, from
the kiindergarten to higher branches
is tagtild. with "neatness an(1(d dia
patch," where time is money with the
teachers, 1111d where each child is
graded and lessous heard, but if the
child falls behind he goes in the
gradIe below-no sympathetic teacher
takes it anid snuggles it up to them
and patiently "LEAltNS" to it the
unlearned lesson WVhile there is
not as much seeming favoritism ini
the schoolroom of to-day as there was
30 years ago, there is more rush,
bustle and business. Everything
goes by clockwork-so many minutes
for each class, and everything done
in time and in order. In fact, some
times, in some schools, it looks as if
the teachers tried to see how little
"TEACIllNG" they could do, and how
small an amount of time they could
put in without failing to get their
salaries. We are glad, however, to
say that the above does not apply to
the Pickens graded school in any
particular. This school opened on
the 9th with a full corps of teachers
and 160 scholars. Others have en
rolled since.
It is trute that we all hauve always
been warm friends of the schools, but
many of us5 have not stood1 for, and
been outspoken about, our schools,
and lent a helping hand to the teach
ers, like we should have done, so let's
all resolve to take a deeper interest
ill themn the ensuing year. We be
lieve it is the bounden duty of every
citizen to take a live, active interest
in schools, and especially of those in
their owni c!ommnunity.
D~uring the years that are past
Baores upon01 scores, class after class,
of our young people have stepped out
of schieel life info life's school.
Wmd .b1 in1 thIis issue of our paper1
o', coubIt pbac,. b''fore its readeors lte
lam. liar face of each dittl everlv one
possibilities, for Grim Death, on his
white horse, has thinned the ranks,
and as "lDeath loves a shining mark,"
many of the most promising fell be
fore the noonday of life was reached,
but we can assist in keeping green
their memories,
Our school house! Whatt words
fall upon the ear with so much ca
dence as those which recall the
scenes of school days now numbered
with the memories of the past! In
tervening years have not dimmed the
vivid colorings with which memory
has adorned those joyous days.
While we all graduate in much the
same manner how different' has the
wheel of fortune turned. Some,
with plaiative tongues, have had to
walk in lowly vales of life's weary
way, others, in loftier hymns, have
sung of nothing but jov, as they have
trodden the mountain top, but no
matter how near the summit or base
of the mountain of fame you meet
with a graduate of our schools, you
meet with one who is a credit to
Retrospectively: As we go through
life, as we greedily scramble for filthy
lucre, do we ever stop to think and
consider to whom we are indebted
most materially for the development
f our talents? Who took us at the
receptive age and molded and shaped
us, until, to-day, we stand before the
world what we are? Who was it?
Not our parents, but the loving, pa
tient, over-toxed and under-paid
schoolteacher, who took us and from
the dross reduced the nugget of line
gold. Do we ever think of him with
tear dimncd eye and kindly thought?
Realize what a herculean task he
had to unravel the kinks in our
towtley heads and make as much out
of ti e material he had to work on as
I did? Do we ever wonder how the
cruel world is serving him in his de
elining years, Nhen hiH vigor has left
him1 and his eye is diniued, and his
suistenlance is scanty, for we all know
the life of a schoolteacher, in the'
past, wis a hard and poorlv-paid one,
and very little of this world's goodM
were they ever able to lay up, Dc
we kindly remember them at tlh
hIapPY Yuletide and of our bounty
send themi a gentle reminder that
'a'I)tss of auhl lang syne should
ne'er he forgot?"
The brightest dlys of the child's
school life was, when, as a beginner,
it eorned a smile and a pleasant word
from the teacher for a perfect lesson
or good behavior? This happy lay
is never forgot and it comes rushing
upon us as fond memory brings it to
"As the twvig is bent the tree's in
clined,'' and habits we formed under
the moulding powver of a moral atmos
phere which seemed to permeate the
schools of Our sectionf which stays
by one through life. Our school life
is, indeed, the golden link that binds
youth to age, and he is still but a
child, however time may hay fur -
rowed his cheek or silvered his brow,
who can yet recall with a softened
heart the happy' school days he has
Then let us be up) and doing. Let
us do the very best wye can to help to
keep and maintain a good school in
our midst, Let us each, one and all,
decide to help the teachers in every
way we can, to give to our children
an education -that priceless hxeritage
of which~ they cannomct b)e robbed.
But while we make this resolve let
us demand of our teachersq full time,
faithful perlformance of a duty Care
fully and lovingly' done, andl a true
love for the work they are engaged
im, and if, p)'eeance, any are follow.
mng this vocation simply for the
pecumiary' considertationi attached
thereto, then let us demand of the
trustees their instimut removal..
WVhen this condition of affairs is
reached this paper, while it has al
ways been a wvarm advocate of the
schools, will take a much deeper in
terest in them than ever before.
l'~ leatoionj is the bulwark of our
e)uIt'a~ safety and pr'osperity. To
it, hv' i nmi throg,.,.os u
government expect t.o get governing
timber. Without education you can
do nothing.
Colton ts King.
With over 1,000.000 bales of cot
ton to be marketed in South Caroi
na this year, at the existing prices,
baled cotton will fall little short of
$60,000,000. In addition to this, if
all the seeds are sold, an additional
$8,1500,000 will be paid for that pro
duct to the farmers of the "Palmetto
This means much more for the
South Carolina than most people
think at first glance. It means first W
'of all, a prosperity never known to a
hardworking, striving people. It
means also the forging ahead of the ti
State now leading in many other
branches of industry. It means a
great stride for world-wide recogni
tion of the South's greatest product
It may truly be said with Henry
"Cotton--What a royal plant it is
The wor ld wsits in attendance on its
growth; the shower that falls whis
pering on its leaves is heard around
the earth; the sun that shines on it
is tempered by the prayers of all
the people; the frost that chills it
and the dow that descends
from the stars are noted, and
the trespass of a little worm upon
the green leaf is more to Eigltid
than the advance of the Russian
army on the Asian outposts "
Atidi as a writer has recently said:
"You get up in the morning from
a bed clothed in cotton; you step on
a cotton rug; you let in the light by
raising a cotton window shade; you
wash with soa) mado partly from
cotton oil; you dry Your inoo on a
cotton towel; you array yourself
chiefly in cotten clothing; the 'sik'
in which your wife dresses is pr.ob
ably oiurcerize~d cotton; at break
fast table you do not get a way from
King Cotton; cotton oil has probably
taken the pLee of lard in the biscuits
you eat and even these may be imide!
of cot'.on seed flour; the beef and the
mutton are probably fattened on oot
ton seed iual and holls: your 'im
ported olive Q.' is more likely from a
Texas cottoni farm than from an Ital
inL villi; your 'lbuitter' is probably a
prodoct of Southern cotton steel meal,
aId ik crtainly improved if about
'20 per cent. of cotton oil has been
added in the churnin- ; the coal that
burns in the fire may have been mined A
by the light of a cottm oil lamp; .
sheep from which your woolen cloth
inig camne were probably fed on cot- a
ton seed meal; the tonic you take
may contain an extract of cotton-root
bark; the tobacco Sou smoke not un
limcely grew under a cotton cover, isu
put uip in a cotton bag and naay be
adulterated wvith cotton seed hulls; a
your morning daily may he printedp
on cotton waste paper -and even in
the war it tells about in some far
country the contending forces were II
probably clothed in cotton duck,
slept under cotton tents. Cotton
was an essential in the high explo.
sives which were used, and when at
last war had done its worst sur
gery itself' calls cotton into requisi
tion to aid the injured and dying,
until they are laid away in a cotton
Both Disappointed.
Tie-i suppose, then, we may as well
b~reakc the engagement and say we have1
both been dIsappointed in love. She
There seemns to be no other conclusion. -
You thought I had money, and I cer
tainly thought you h)ad.-Judlge.
He Told Her.
She-I wish I knew how I couldl
make you extremely happy, cdear Karl.
H~e-Well, write to your fathcr ando
ask him to double your dowry.-Meg
gendorfer Blatter.
What He Said.
"I once gave a waiter a two dollar
"What (lid he say?"
"To me lie expressed his thanks, but
I heard him say to another waiter thatc
I couldn't have real good sense."
Louisville Courier-Journal.k
He who is feared by many fears
mnv.-Gcrmnn Proverb.
Is far advanced but we are still
1cji- that can be
Our Soda Water business has, ind
e are very thankful to our friends a
Always remember that the most
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'ickens, ::::
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wear well. They represent that rare
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King Quality shoes interest men wh<
particular about their shoes.
Every man who wears.King Quality
Shoes once invariably buys them
again. he kriows. they keep
their shape longer than
other shoes. . T.
lso the Arnold shoe f(
3.50 which gives more
ny others at the price,
1 01(1 adIage, the proo0f
earing. Add to this
p-to-.dateness of style ai
nd you have the best pi
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ave these shoes inl all v~
i all the seasons latest e
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nd they
shoe value than
To paraphrase
of the shoe is the
esntial quality,
id perfect fittings
rocurale -at the
rnold shoe. We
irieties of leather
ipproved models.
do Engines
tihe becst (GeneralI l'iirpose IEngines in
o tire the Itllen~tbinrters for
eriess Engines, Saw Mills,
I Threshors. Also Atlas
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