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Entered April 23, 1903 at Pickens, S. C. as second class matter, under act of Congress of Marel 3,1879
39th Year PICKENS, S. C., MAY 6, 1909. Number 5
Trouble Post Office Officia!s Had with
Phrase for Postal Cards.
It's odd, is'ut it." xi:'s . post office
Ofcial, "hot ne-aerous are the ways
in which some thought may be ex
pressed by different people?
"Some years ago the post office de
61. ;artment people at Washington found
themselves put to a deal of trouble to
prescribe the proper sentence to be
used on the face of a postal card to
the end that the user thereof might
be admonished that he should place
nothing but the address on that side.
Seven attempts were made before the
present phrase was adopted.
"One of the eai-liest cards was made
.to bear the legend, 'Nothing but the
aidress can be writteu on this side,'
whicn was, of course, untrue, as many
persons could write more if they so
desired, despite the regulation. Short
ly afterward this was changed to say,
Nothing but the address is to be
placed on this side,' a sensible enougt
expression, but clumsy, and in a way
amusing. So it was soon discarded.
"The next issue of the cards was
inscribed, 'The address only to be
written on this side,' which it was
speedily observed might be construed
to bar the use of the typewriter. The
same objection was raised to 'Write
only the address on this side.'
"Finally the post office people be
came almost hysterical about the mat
ter. The next issue of the cards in
formed the user that he could 'Write
only the address on this side, the mes
sage on the other,' which was not
only clumsy, but ambiguous and con
veying a wrong meaning, for, as a mat
ter of fact, the post office officials real
ty had no objection to a person writing
the address on both sides.
"Later the word 'only' was dropped,
but without much improvement.
Finally it was decided that there was
no use tr' be original, so the of
AcW&Msi hioned the phrase that is
in use after the one used upon the
;postal cards Issued by the British.
-Our English cousins say: 'The space
below is for the address only, and
V7ncle Sam has 'This side for the ad
dress only."'
That Explained Why the Small Boy
Wanted an Escort.
A resident of this city had a sur
prising experience a few nights ago
while passing along one of the princl
pal streets of Newport News, Va. He
was on his way to the shipyards, and
the figure of a boy suddenly appeared
before him.
"Say, mister," said the almost
breathless boy, "do you care if I walk
down the street with you?"
"Certainly not," was the man's re
sponse, "I always like to have com
"I only want to go a short distance
with you," the boy said. "You know,"
he added, "the first bell has already
"The first bell ?" Inquired the man
from Washington. "What bell are
you talking about?"
"The curfew bell," he answered.
"Don't you know what that is.?"
It was admitted by the Washington
Ian that he had heard of it, but never
before had he- been in a city where
such a law was in force. When the
boy had made the explanation the
man was more than willing to accom
pany him. The pair walked along
until they reached the entrance to the
ship yard.
"Never mind about going all the
way home with me," said the little fel
low, "I can run the rest of the way
and get there before the second bell
rings, and if I can't I can keep in the
shadows and watch for the police."
Wouldn't Accept Tips.
The honesty of John Chinaman is
attested by a remarkable occurrence
of recent date, the scene of which was
one of the best Chinese restaurants
of this city, says the Washington Star.
The observer of this example of hon
esty had refreshed himself by sipping
some of the finest brand of tea the
house afforded, and had tasted, with
feelings of uncertainty, some of the
delicacies of Shinese concoction. He
finally asked the amount of his bill
and paid it. He was curious to .see
just how a Chinaman would accept a
tip, and wanted to make sure just
what he would do with such a, perquis
ite. For that reason he waited until
the man carried the money to the
cashier's desk, and then, waiting his
opportunity, beckoned the celestial to
his sidle and placed a dime in his
hand. The celestial countenance was
illumined by a broad smile, and the
man, expressing his thanks turned
on his heel and made straightway fo.'
the till, where he deposited the tig
along with the money that belonged
to the house.
Since that time the erstwhile patrore
of celestial food has had a high re
gard for Chinese honesty, but he has
not yet fully recovered his astonish
ment over the characteristics of the
bland and patient waiter who was the
subject of his experiment.
Lovers of Outdoor Life.
C. C. Arosemena, first secretary of
the Panama legation, formerly a Cor
nell football player, rides and plays
golf, and Sr. Felipe Pardo, the Peru
vian minister, Is one of the most en
thusiastic horsemen of the city. He
has a wide reputation as a hunter of
big game. He made a trip to the wilds
of Canada last summer. Sr. Sylvino
do Amaral, first secretary of the Bra
zilian legation, is another hunrter of
big ga~me of nots. He has trophies of
the chase from the forests of the Ama
son, and has hunted a great deal in
Rural Telephone Connection,
The Sparta, Ga., Ishmaelite
publishes the following:
"One of the most earnest, en
thusiastic and business-like
mass meetings witnessed in a
long time was held by citizens
of the town and county in the
court house last Friday night.
"Since the Ishmaelite's edito
rials began to direct attention
to the situation and tendencies
in the county with reference to
rural free deliveries and rural
telephone, and to point out
some of the beneficent possibili
ties that would result from
organized systematic direction of
these powerful agencies, many
of our citizens, both in town
and country, have begun to
think and plan. As a result it
was suggested by a few pro
gressive men that a mass meet
ing be held to discuss and
consider these matters of public
concern. The announcement
was made that a meeting
would be held in the court
house. Everybody approved
the suggestion, and a large
number met promptly at the
hour appointed. The meeting
quickly organized by electing
Mayor J. D. Burnett chairman,
and Mr. L. C. Miller secretary.
The purpose of the meeting was
stated by Hon. W. H. Burwell,
who also enumerated many of
the advantages that would ac
crue tol the entire county by
connecting up the farm homes
through3ut the county by a
system of rural telephone lines
focused at the central in Sparta,
and thus putting practically the
entire population of the county
in instant communication with
all the phone system in town
and with each other. Several
others spoke along the same
lines, and Superintendent
Weaver, of the Bell Telephone
company, explained the cost of
such lines and their manner of
operating. Plans were suggest
ed which, after full considera
tion, were unanimously ap
proved: These plans contem
plated encouragement and
co-operation in building up lines
throughout the county in such
a systematic way as will reduce
the cost to a minimum and the
efficiency to a maximum of
convenience and usefulness.
"For devising ways and
means of carrying these plans
into execution, and for the
purpose of co-operating with
sections of the county desiring
to avail themselves of* the
benefits of such a system, a
committee was appointed. This
committee consists of J. D. Bur
nett, chairman, Robt. Holmes,
W. H. Burwell, Earle Wheel
er, George White and M. L.
Duggan. The committee has
already met with the greatest
possible encouragement from
every source, and it begins to
look now like our citizens who
have so long neglected impor
tant public utilities mean to
give to Hancock county the best
organized system of rural tele
phones in middle Georgia.
Progressive communities in the
county will do well to consult
with this committee promptly,
and by such a spirit of co-opera
tion as has so far manifested
itself almost anybody in the
county may soon have in their
own homes telephonic commu
nication with everybody else in
the county. And then we will
begin to realize that we have
the best county in middle Geor
What this county is doing
any other county can do. The
people of this county ought to
get together and see that our
section is dotted with rural tele
phones. Lines, radiating from
the central offlice at this place,
should in the next six months,
be radiating all over the county.
After once you get a 'phone in
your house you would not do
without it for many times the
cost of installing. Any infor
mation you might wish to
know can be gotten through
your local exchange, or will be
cheerfully given you by calling
at this office. Come in and let
us talk this matter over with
Was Once a Ball Player.
Here is a masterpiece of pul
pit eloquence by Billy Sunday,
formerly famous as a ball play
er, who is now doing service as
an evangelist: "Twenty-two
year ago, with the Holy Spirit
as my guide, I entered this
wondering temple, called Chris
tianity. I entered at the portico
of Genesis, walked down
through the Old Testament art
gallery where the pictures of
Noah, Abraham, Moses Joseph,
Isaac, Jacob, and Daniel hang
on the wall. I passed into the
music room of Psalms, where
the spirits swept the keyboard
of nature and brought forth the
dirge like wail of the weeping
prophet Jeremiah to the grand
impassioned strain of Isaiah,
until it seemed that every reed
and pipe of God's great organ of
nature responded to the tuneful
harp of David, the sweet singer
of Israel. I entered the chapel
of Ecclesiastes where the voice
of the preacher was heard and
unto the conservatory of Sharon
and the Lily of the Valley's
sweet scented spices filled and
perfumed my life. I entered
the office of Proverbs, then into
the observatory room of the
prophets where I saw telescopes
of various sizes, some pointing
to far-off events; but all concen
trated upon the bright and
morning star, which was to rise
above the moonlit hills of Judah
for our salvation. I entered the
audience room of the King of
Kings, and caught a vision of
His glory from the standpoint
of Matthew, Mark, Luke and
John; passed into the Acts of
Apostles, where the Holy Spirit
was doing His office work in the
formation of the infant church.
Then into the correspondence
room where sat Matthew, Mark,
Luke, John, Paul, Peter,
James and Jude, penning their
epistles. I stepped into the
throne room of Revelations
where all towered into glitter
ing peaks, and I got a vision of
the King sitting upon His
throne in all His glory, and I
"All ihail the power of Jesus'
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And cown Him Lord of all!"
Fine Crop year In Prospect
Surely this is fine weather for
the farmers in this section at
this time. It could not be more
propitious if the farmers could
have specially ordered it and got
exactly what they desired. The
early corn is planted, and land
and weather conditions are the
best for putting in the cotton,
which also applies to all the
minor crops. Oats are in the
most promising condition, the
preparatory work which may be
done for potatoes, cane and for
age crops assures all these of a
splendid start, and melons and
rchard products never held out
brighter prospects at this season
than is the case now. Our
farmers have, indeed, cause to
feel highly encouraged by the
crop outlook for this year, as the
latter part of April finds it. If
these conditions shall continue
this year will be the greatest
crop yerr in thissection since
many years-Ani~ ,on Mail.
Work Makr logress
Vice Presidenm, and General
Manager M. J. Caples, of the
Carolina, Clinchfeild and Ohio
road, Superintendent Pettiplace
and officials of the road, arrived
in the city this morning,. having
made the trip from Bostic,N. C.
horseback. 'They expressed
themselves as being highly
pleased with the progess that
has been made on the grading.
Within a very short time the~
work of laying the rails will be
gn.-Sprtanburg Journal.
Beverly, on the north shore of
Massachusetts, has always been
exclusive in every sense. The
name belongs to a large district,
but it is all given over to wealth.
President Taft's summer home
will be at Beverly Cove, on Sal
em, near a good golf course
and a country clubhouse. His
neighbors, who will doubtless
rejoice at his advent, are the
kind of folks who take their
leisure without much relaxa
tion. Yatcing, boating, tennis,
and golfing are the pastimes.
There is no "roughing it" at
Beverly. The social round is
followed with the formality of
winter life in town. Beverly
will be the most fashionable and
exclusive of all our summer cap
itals. If the politicians pursue
the President to the north shore,
they must carry their dress
coats with them. But we have
no doubt that President Taft
will manage to have, a good
time at Beverly, and tactfully
avoid too much social entertain
ing.-New York Times.
More than one hundred Chi
cago girls, pretty, vivacious and
fairly well to do, want husbands
-that is, if they can find the
right ones. The responses of
these young women, describing
their ideal man, were read last
night at the Halsted Institution
al Church by the Rev. D. D.
Vaughan, during the course of
a sermon on "the model hus
A majority of the young
women writers surprised both
the pastor and the audience by
stating positively that they want
their husbands to be "the real
boss." They also declared that
it was not necessary that he' be
handsome, wealthy, talented or
a "swell dresser." But it was
insisted in every case that he be
a "man who was capable of
real love." The word "'love"
was underscored in most of the
The feminine candidates were
practically agreed that their
future "better-halves" must be
"good-hearted, kind and affec
tionate." Business or profession
al men were not preferred by
the most, but "clean, honest
men who make clean money"
were desired.
Last Friday Mr. A. Z. Bryson
f Garvin township shot and
perhaps fatally wounded Dude
Robinson, a negro about 35
years of age. From what can
be learned in appears that Mr.
Bryson went by the home of
Robinson, who lives on his place
and asked him to do certain
work for him, the negro being
nder contract with him. The
negro was very impudent and
after a few words shut the door
n Mr. Bryson's face. Mr. Bry
son went on arourd the house
toward his own home and after
getting a few feet from the
house the negro opened the back
door and fired, using a shot gun.
The load passed by Mr. Bryson's
head with out striking him. As
quickly as possible Mr. Bryson
returned the fire, but without
effect. After again firing at
Ihe door where the negro stood,
Mr. Bryson again started ho~me.
The negro again opened the door
nd running out into the yard
fired both barrels in the driec
ion of Mr. Bryson, neither shot
taking effect. This time Mr.
Bryson was more suc cessful
than before, for when he fired
the negro fell with a bullet
through his body.
Mr. Bryson sent for Dr. Al
good who attended the wounded
negro, who is said to be in bad
shape. Mr. Bryson wet before
Magistrate Guyton and gave
bond for his appearance before
court.-Andersonl Intelligencer
One of the ambitions that the
average girl has is to speak to
a strange man just because the
thought'of it scares her so she
never would.
Moon To Hide Her Face,
Local astronomers are greatly
interested in - the coming tota:
eclipse of the moon, which
occurs on the evening of Thurs.
day, June 3. The phenomena
may be observed all over thE
continent if the sky is clear.
In this section the rise of thE
moon will be almost normal and
the people may watch the shad
ow of the earth gradually steal
over the lunar body. But fur
ther in the continent, pro bably
on the other side of the Mississ
ippi, the inhabitants will first
see an odd looking disc of a red
dish color rise from the east.
When the moon rises here
only a narrow portion of it will
be observed. Gradually it will
enter deeper and deeper into the
earth's shadow until the moon
gives no light and is only barely
This year the moon does not
enter into the heart of the
earth's shadow so there will not
be a black eclipse. The moon,
however, will be in the earth's
shadow for over an hour, and
practically the only light from
the heavens will be that of the
-The reason why the moon
will be invisible is the influence
of the earth's atmosphere,
which bends the sun's rays at
the edges of illuminated hem
ispheres bf this planet and
throws on the moon a faint
glow, generally of a red copper
hue. It results from the absorp
tion in the earth's atmosphere
of the green, blue and violet
rays that pass through it. It is
much the same as the sunset
glow, though infinitely more
As the phenomenon of the
eclipse develops, the children
will be able to see for themselves
the truth of the statement they
learned from their geographies.
An eclipse of the sun will be
witnessed a fortnight later, on
Tursday, June 17th, shortly be
fore ,sunset. The only effect
that it will have is to send the
chickens to roost an hour or two
The lunar eclipse is precisely
the same as that which saved
the lives of Columbus and his
party in the isle of Jamaica in
he year 1504. The natives re
fused them food. Columbus,
knowing that an eclipse was due
old them that God was very
agry because of their inhospi
ality and would take away the
ight of the moon. The mo
ent that the natives saw the
ight going,'they rushed to their
torehouses and brought their
hoicest viands, supplicating the
white angels" to bring back
heir moon. Columbus handed
t back in about an hour.
The earliest account of an
eclipse was discovered in the
omb of a Chinese emperor.
he date has been fixed by chro
ologists as January 29, 1136 B.
A Real Tiger for Clemson
Mr. David Traxler, formerly
f Timmonsville, now of Green
ille, is trying to get a real tiger
for Clemson College his old Al
na Mater. He is corresponding
with several tiger-catchers in
Africa for a real animal for
lemson. It is not said whether
r not he has secured the ser
ices of Teddy to secure the gen
ine Mascot for his old college,
ut if he hasn't and his other
fforts fail he might try the ex
resident with success.
Swallowed A China Egg
A gentleman who lives near
he city tells a very reinarkable
nake story. A few days ago a
make was shot from a tree in
he yard, and in the snake was
ound a china nest egg. The
gg is supposed to have been in
the snake several months for the
very same egg w'as missed from
a hen's nest last fall.-Florence
Br. King's NewLflsPlls
The best In the world.
An examination for teacher's
certificate will be held at Pick
ens, S. C., on Friday, May 14th,
1909. The examination will be
gin promptly at 9 a. m. All ap
plicants are urged to be present
at the beginning of the exami
nation, provided with proper sta
tionary, etc. The law requires
boards of trustees to employ on
ly those teachers who hold cer
tificates recorded in the office
of the county superintendent of
education, and there will be no
other examination until Octo
Strength in Continuity
The results to be derived from
continuous, everday advertising
cannot be overestimated. That
person or concern that desires to
have its business grow and ex
pand goes into the newspapers
and stays there. By that we do
not mean to let the wording of
an ad. run without frequent
change. We mean space.
The advertising you did yester
day will help your adverting to
day, and the advertising of to
day will help that of tomorrow.
The child that makes greatest
progess at school does not attend
Monday, skip Tuesday, back
Wednesday and out Friday.
He is attending every school day
in order to pass his finals. In
continuity there is strength.
"Out of sight is out of mind."
To discontinue an ad. while
you still have goods on your shel
ires or vitality in your brains to
produce something means one of
two thing-either that you have
made your fortune and are ready
to retire or that the business is
retrograding and degenerating
"Some Pitfalls of Advertising,"
Missoula (Mont.) Herald.
Give This a Trial.
Set a post in your hog.lot and
every hog will rub against it.
This gives the cue for a cheap
and effective louse killer. Wrap
the post tightly from the ground
up with quarter-inch rope, and
saturate the rope with kersene
every few days. Kerosene will
kill lice, and the hogs will keep
on soratching against the post.
Mules For Ploughmng
A farmer who sold a big lot of
cotton at 9 1-2 cents recently,
says he is not worried about
having sold too soon. "For,"
he declared, "if I had not sold
then I would not sell now, be
cause it would cost me more
than a half a cent a pound to
stop my mules from the plows
to haul it,"-Yorkville Eoxulrer.
Blue Ridge to be Completed?
Word has been received here
that the Southern Railroad has
bought the Stump House Moun
tain tunnel and the old Blue
Ridge right-of-way. It was
owned by private parties, as it
had been sold for taxes by the
state.-Farm and Factory.
North Pickens Circuit.
Rev. E. L. Thomason preacher
in charge.
At Porter's chapel, 11 a. in.;
Salem, 3 p. m.
Mt. Bethel, 11 a. in.; New
Hope, 3 p. mn.
Gap Hill, 11 a. in.; Twelve
Mile, 3 p. in.
McKinney's, 11 a. mn.; Friend
ship, 3 p. mn.
Wisdom always knows when
to quit.
An engagement ring is a girl's
idea of a band of hope.
A little push will greatly out
last a strong pull.
Poultry Secrets Disclosed.
Learn how the successnful poultrymen
of the country make their money. Their
secret methods and discoveries explamn
ed fully. FELCHI'S Mating Secret of
Fertile Eggs. Dr. WOOD'S Egg-Food
Secret, SECRET of FE~ED at 15 cents a
bushel, and scores of others. This revo
lutionary book, (one copy) and Farm
Journal two years for 50c. Sertd stamps
or coin to Wilmner Atkinson Co., 140
Ra St.. Philadelphia. Pa.
Liberty Items.
Work has been commenced
on the new bank building and
it will be rushed to an early
This section enjoyed fine rains
last Saturday and Sunday.
They were greatly needed I
The early gardens are putting
on new life since the recent
A Missionary Forward move
ment lecture was given at the
Presbyterian church last Sab
bath. It was greatly enjoyed
by those present.
The farmers are rushing
things these days and as a con
sequence there is not much seen
of them in town.
Spring is upon us in earnest.
For several days last week the
hermometer registered about
30 degrees, but cooler weather
followed the showers.
Some of our farmers are
through planting cotton seed.
The small grain crops are look
Lng unusually fine. C.
Tribute Of Respect.
On March 18th 1909, an op
pressive gloom was cast over our
mntire community when the
pirit of our dear sister, Mrs.
Mary Jane Parsons, took its
flight to the eternal shore. She
was one of those happy combi
nations that could make the best
of everything, and, above all,
could see the hand of God In the
aily happenings of life. She
was one of the charter members
of Mile Creek. Not forgetting
her church, she donated one
hundred dollars to the church.
Bhe was a promoter of every
good work and was especially
thoughtful of the sick and be
reaved. As an appreciation of
her noble life we offer the fol
lowing resolutions.
1st. That we, the members of
blile Creek Baptist church, bow
in humble submission to this
providence and return thanks
to God for the noble life and ex
imple of christian faith and ser
ice she has left us.
2nd. That we cherish her
nemory as one following closely
n the footsteps of her Lord, go
ng about doing good, not only
n her own family circle, but in
hie community at large.
3rd. That we extend our heart
~elt :sympathy to the bereaved
~amily and pray that our Heav
mly Father may comfort them
n their sad affliction.
4th. That a page in our re
ord book be dedicated to her
nemory and a copy of these
'esolutions be sent to the bereav
ad family and to both the Picken
Sentinel-Journal and Baptist
)ourier for publication.
Mrs. Janie Dalton,
Mrs. Lou Curtis,
Committee. --
To Our Correspondents.
We desire to offer a few sug
gestions to our correspondents.
Write on one side of the pa per
Write all proper names plain
y. We have no way of knowing
who you are writing about and
L great many times we have to
ness at it.
Leave off foolishness as much
s possible. Our readers as a
general thing don't care for it,
ut want the N-E-W-S. Give
she births, deaths, marriages,
accidents, improvements, gener
al conditions of the crops, in
Eact any items of news that will
be of interest to our many read
ers and get your copy in by Tues
ay each week.
ALWAYS sign your name to
your communication. If you
do not wish your name~ to ap
pear we will withhold it.
Up Before The Bar.
N. H. Brown. an attorney,- of Pitts
feld. Vt., writes: "We have used Dr.
King's New life Pills 'for years and
ind them such a good family medicine
we wouldn't be without them." F.r
Ch~ils, Constipation, Billiousnel or sick
Hedache they work wonderS. 25c at eli

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