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Eutered April 28, 1903 at Pickens, S. 0., as second class matter, under aot of Congress of March 8, 187P.
As You Go Thriough Life.
Don't loikf for the flaws as yot
go through life;
And even when you find then
It is wiser and kind to be some
what blind.
For the cloudiest night has q
hint of light
Somewhere in its shadows
It's better by far to hunt for a
Than the spots on the sun
The current of life runs ever
To the bosom of God's great
Don't set your force 'gainst the
river's course,
And think to alter its motion,
Don't waste a curse on the uni
Remember It lived before you;
Don't butt in the storm with
your puny form,
But Lend and let it go o'er you.
Tne world will never adjust it
To suit your whims to the
Some things must go wrong
your whole life long,
And the sooner you know it
the better;
It is folly to fight with the
And go under at last in the
The wiser man shapes into God's
'As water shapes into a vessel.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Twelve Mile River Association.
The Ministers' Conference and
Union Meeting of the Twelvc
Mile River Baptist Association
will meet' with the CheoheE
Baptist church, Oconee county,
S. C., on the fifth Saturday and
Sunday, the same being the
30th and 31st of May.
Programme as follows:
Introductory sermon, by Rev.
B. F. Murphree, Saturday morn
ing, at 10 o'clock.
11 o'clock a. m,-Queries.
1st. " How shall we over
'come the world?" Opened by
Rev. D. Littleton and Jesse
Lay, Jr.
2. "What is the first thing
to do in becoming a Christian?'
Opened by Revs. J. B. Colley
and J. L. Hudson.
3. "What does love and sel
fishness do in church work?'
Opened by Taylor H. Stewari
and Revs. B. F. Murphree and
L. M. Lyda.
Sunday morning, 10 o'clock4
-Song service, conducted by
Prof. J. L. Murphree.
11 o'clock-Sermon by Rev.
W. M. Walker. The remain
der 'of the day will be spent ir
Service conducted by Prof
J. L. Murphree and others.
Dinner will be served on the
grounds both days.
All the churches are earnestl3
requested to send full delega
tions, and let us make it thi
best Union we over had.
T.i H. S'rEwvA wr,
(Easley Progress c:Opy.)
Taking things as they comn
and selaf~g them at a profit be.
gets success.
-From Ihe East End.
Mu. EDITOR:-One of the Sa
vior's beatitudes is, "Blessed ar
the peacemakers, for they shal
be called the sons of God."
What is it that I would not
do to be called a Son of God
which is one of the greatest leg
aeies..t is possible to conceive of.
And if I could say or write a
word to bring about peace in a
6ommunity or between individ.
uals, with all my heart I would
do so. To have a forgiving
spirit Is to possess something of
great value.
God's word tells us plainly
unless we forgive we shall not
be forgiven; then, having that
forgiving spirit we are on the
safe side; and it Is evident if we
have not that spirit we are none
of His.
James says: "Behold! what
a great matter, how much wood
is kindled by how small a fire.'
-(R. V.
How inportant it is for every
one to top and consider, and
how often a hasty temper brings
us into trouble. An old mendi
cant was passing through a
town, the bad boys threw rocks
at.him and pulled his old ragged
coat-tail; he passed by an old
shop and took out a bottle ol
honey and smeared some of i
on a plank, and went on, no
caring whiat mischief niigh
The ants came to eat th
honey, the lizzard came to ea
the ants, a neighbor's cat caugh
the lizzard, another's dog cai<
and worried the cat, the ownei
of the cat came to beat the dog
the owner of the dog came t<
beat the man, friends- of. eacli
party came out and took sides,
and consequently a town wai
was precipitated. The country
around. took sides with friends
and the militia had to be callet
out to quell the riot. And al
for the lack of stopping to con
- Dr. Cranfill, in his "Sunday
Morning Thoughts" says: *
"Among the many good things
said at a recent state conven
tion none were more impressiv(
than a statement of a pastor.
In. other years he was an editor
His statement was that whei
he was an editor he set 'apart i
pigeonhole in his desk, which h<
labeled his 'Cooling-Box.' If hi
wrote an editorial or a lette:
that was sharp and caustic, h<
laid it in this 'Cooling Box' fol
a wveek, and when calmn he rea<
these products of his momenti
of haste and temper. The re
sult was .that the contents o
the 'Cooling-Box' melted int<
There is a lleeid for prayerfu
thought suggested by this re
cital. Oh, how important It I
that we should* all have a "cool
ling-box" for all our hast;
words before we speak themi
If we had, many caustic, cui
ting -words would never b
spoken, and the need of a "cool
ing-box" in our homes..
Of all places in the worl
e home should be a place c
peace, of kindness, of love an
of gentle words; alas, thee mi
many homes that'have not love
ii them. No sweet-spoken
words f6r the dear children.
Nothing but snaps, and slaps
have usurped the place of ca
resses and of love.
Growing up at our hearth
stones are human souls that
will spend eternity with God or
with the lost in hell. Their lit
tle bodies grow apace, and they
soon are too much grown to
rest upon our hearts as in days
gone by. And as their bodies
grow their lives are being made
for weal or woe. And we are
making them.
Parents, drive your children
from your knees with rough,
unkind words that never should
ha re been spoken, and some day
or other you may find your child
a thief or robber or drunken sot.
Some persons speak more kind
ly to the horse they drive than
I they do to their children. There
are many parents who never
learn that the conquering power
of this world is love-they never
know how much their dear chil
dren hunger for kind, loving
Also, in some homes there is
a man and a woman who once
took vows at a marriage altar,
but they no longer love. Therc
have been hot and oruel we rds,
and heartaches, until now theln
hearts have grown hard and
None of - us have more thar
3 one earthly life to live, howevei
much we may yearn to. have
another chance at life.
This is our last'and only lift
on earth. Our only chance lies
in our future; and it is for that
future that I, make my plea.
Then if we cannot speak kind
words, let our lips be sealed.
And let our- forgiveness for evil
done to us abound as we day by
day hope for God's forgiving
love to us.
I have no enemy on earth that
I do not now forgive. However
cruel have been wrongs done to
me I leave them all here at the
Cross and pray for those who
made the wounds.
And if we linger here and f or
give and love, there will be sun
shine in our hearts in life's
darkest storms,-and angels will
camp around our beds when
Llove's last kisses close our eyes
in death. EAS-r END.
WeDalto R F D1.
Wewant the people to wvakt
up in Pickens county and heli
I our' good old S. -J. and its abk
editor, who had the backbont
to publish the trufh, and whiclh
E has caused a so-c'alled newspa.
> per, the Pickens News, to be
foisted upon' the public.
I' We people in this section don'1
-need it; we don't'- want a papei
s in our homes that has been pil
- 'up to down some one else. W(
don't believe in such littleness
.and will stick to the S. -J. m~
-long as there is a pea in th<
e dish.
- ' I am) so glad that the peCoplE
in this p~ar't of the county are o.
dI the opinion that if a man ha<
f so little wit as to subscribe fo
d the new pauer they would b
e afraid of such a man, and don'
want anything to do with him.
I heard a man say yesterday
that. before he would take the
Pickens News he would take
another S.-J., and sonic gay if
they should get a sample copy
they would mail it back.
I believe if we had a few more
men like Mr. Thompson in our
county that would tell the truth
whether it suits a man or not,
we would all be better off.
Farmers, we all have used the
our Union, and never has it re
fused to give us space. And
now is the time to reward the
Let us hear from all the farm
ers, and let Mr. Thompson know
we appreciate the use of the
columns of his paper.
Best wishes to the S. -J. and
its many good readers. J.
Mile Creek.
Mile Creek now enjoys a flour
ishing Sunday school.
Farming is now the order of
the day,
Robert Pickens and family re
cently visited F. S. Curtis.
Miss Sadie Craig, of the
Stewart section, was the guest
of Misses Nora and Ada Chap
man last Sunday,
W. W. Seaborn and wife vis
ited R. B. Lumpkin and family
last Sunday.
Mrs. Olin Mauldin, of the
Stewa'rt section, wvho has been
very ill, is imnproving at this
Jas. C. Po'ertson and sister,
Miss Nannie, of Salem, were the
guests of R. B. Lunpkin and
family last Sunday.
Come on, all you writers, with
the subject "Daisy" has put be
fore you. PAPA's GIRL.
Hello, Mr. Editor, here we
come again. We haven't much
news, but we will speak just
what we think.
Well, we farmers are getting
along all 0. K, We are
about through planting. Cot
ton is coming up very well; corn
is about ready to work; health
good in this i art of the country.
James M. Garrett and son,
Calvin, of Llemson, made a
business trip to Greenville re
cently. 3. M. wvent to Norris
and got on the train; it was his
first time pn a train, and he said
he didn't like it much, for it
wvent too fast.
Well, Mr. Editor, an agent
came through here the other
day getting subscribers to the
new paper which they call the
Pickens News. It will soon be
called the "Pickens Pitiful Ob
ject," for if any one subscribes
it will be for pity.
:~I heard a dozen good citizens
1say last Saturday that if they
were to receive a sample copy
they would rend it back.]
wouldn't, for i'd burn it just am
soon as I could get to the fire,
I 'm like J. D. M., ''the old om
is good enough for me."'
Well, Mr. Editor, I think th<
Lmerchants are getting very sor<!
'over the boycott. I was hi
town the other day, and the'
bwnn' talk dhnnut it. I ha
heard that bought wit was the
best of any-if you didn't pay
too dear for it. I think Dr. Bolt
and the. merchants have paid
too much for what they got. I
have known Dr. B. a long time;
he has practiced in my family
for eight years; I like him as a
man and also as a doctor-but I
think he went too far when he
tried to throw the SENTINEL-.
JOURNAL out. Of town. I am
afraid he has swapped legs with.
a crane and has cheated himself
out of a job.
Say, Mr. Editor, how about
the candidates? It is getting
about time for them to begin to
hop out; and if they advertise
In one paper and don't in the
other, there'll be confusion.
There is one candidate, I sup-*
pose, that signed the boycott
but I don't guess he'll want to
conic to the S. -J. to have his
name put in. All who don't
will conic up lacking when the
votes are counted-that is, if
they are expecting the farmer
The farmers have been behind
a long time, but they are fall
ing into line, and it won't be
long before they'll be there, too,
and see what there is for them
to do. RED ROsE.
In Memoriam.
Mrs. Cynthia Alexander, wife
of E. R. Alexander, died at her
home April 5th. Her remains
were laid to rest the day follow
ing her death at Shady Grove
Baptist church, of which she
was a member.
The funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. B. P. Moore.
She leaves-a husband and four
children and a host of .relatives
and friends to mourn her death.
A precious one friom us is gone;
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast,
There by His love o'ershadowed
Swee ly -her soul shall rest.
Mother, thou art gone to rest,
Thou in the lonely tomb;
But Jesus summon'd thee away,
Thy Savior called thee home.
Mother, thou art gone to rest;
Thy toils and cares are o'er;
And sorrow, pain and suffering
Shall ne'er distress thee more.
Mother, thou art gone to rest,
And this shall be our prayer
That when we reach our jour
-ney's end
Thy glory we may share.
Drink deep or taste not the
Pierian spring.-Pope.
Speak not in an unknown ton
gne in company.
Let your discourse with busi
ness be short.
Use no reproachful language
jat any one.
Be not angry at table what
ever happens.
It's never necessary for a wo
man to appear girlish unless
she's past 30 and not yet mar
When one girl wants to puz
zie a lot of them she acts nat
rural, and they can't niake it
onto save their wits.

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