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Entered April 2", 1903 at Pickess, N. C. as second class matter. under act of Congress of IMarc 3, 1S79
39th e PICKENS. S. C, JULY, 2Z, 1909. Number 19
State News
Gold has been discovered a
Woodlawn Park, ne-.r Rock Hill
John Owcn.,. conmmited suicid,
at his- hom at Fort Mill by cut
tilng his throat.
John F. Sininon-s. a wel
known citizeii of Orangeburn
colinty, is dead La . hoMe.
John and Jessie Clhalk,age 1(
aid 12, vere drowned Sunda)
ia Bush rk creek near Ches
ter. ThIlwy swain until exausted
line Boni 3rd, son of Sherif
ifonrd, vas .1hot and -wounde(
at the psenger siation a
La w rni. b iyi Carry, a hote
po rter.
j (.n 1iZILson of Greenville a,e(
79, and l1t -S. lehtilda Linn, age(
70, w-ro married inl Greenville.
T be \*)Il i had l beeln muarrie(
thn-(.( tillits -;fo .
There was a near-riot at
negro church in Greenvillh
countv Sunday. The sheriff arL
deputies hurried to the churc
int automobil-s and one of tht
negroes was taken into custody,
In e -othlite-1
Power CWHoMny's s uperlintenid.
tit at ta &lli-, hadI one arm
I 1imed a few thys ago
by an explosion Of dvnamite
He was taken to Dr. Fennell'1
hospital in RZock Hill, and at last
reports it was said that le
might lose an arm.
The baptist minister, the Rev.
-. A. .eiowell of Ninety-Six,
who Was one f .no victis ol
the automwbile accident at Bel
ton four weus Vg, when twC
liveee Snuliffed ot, isgetting
along nicely. He had a leg and
collar bone bi(ken besides heing
considerably brisedI uip.
The stockholders of the Pacolet
C1m1panIjIYI have decided to in
crease tiw capital stock of the
company f roml -,2.000,00 to $3,
t00,00) by issueing $1,000,000 of
preferred stock. The proceeds
of the sae of the preferrel stock
will be used in paying for the
* ~ construct ions~ of mill No. 5, and
the new po wer house recently
c'om pleted.
As the rsult of a quarrel ove1
the divis;ion of the winning in a
g'ame of cards at Deans Camp
on the Carolina, Clinchfield and
Ohio railway near Spartanburg
Saturday nighmt, Babe Kirby and
Jim Logan. bo,th teolored were
sho: and perha ps fatally wound
ed by Chris Simts, also colord
whoi' mnade hi-s escape. The
shootinug was repo'rted to Sheriff
WVhit arid hie and his dep)uties
spent Sunday and MIonday
searching~ for Simis. Their efforts
were fruitless.
G reat preparations have been
made for the comhing encamp
ment of the r'eginment, or state
trool0:s, which wvill be held in
Greenville fro n the 27th of July.
lasting through ten days. It is
understood that all of the comn
paie are holding school of in
e.ion iI and prep)arinig for the
enemopmefli 11 o5 that when
the tinw < omes for the
prmI( ii;al instPructionl in the' field
t he ()I'er arid nlon-comi fs
off icers cani inistruct their' men
with intelligence.
,J. Alln S-m ith of A bheville is
arran;:.ig for the organization
of a .':'i00,000) cotton mill COm
I) ; i r 11 n:i lIned subscrip
probabir1 ba13litf a .5,003) spinle
and i. '-lm miI for mlimu
fact urin :oh. The Shand Ena
giWn1ein comp 3)011 y, 'P Dima,
of the Bani21. a im: ,'nrin
comp11any s propo- i old im at11I
Golrille,t 1) w il a ii itae t rLIL
orin-. 5.0 u ad ei
~iy :5.tium of S04it cvolina.
t Allan Leard, a well known<
izen of Chester, died in a hos
tal in Columbia.
Greenville citizens are <A,,in.
invite President Taft to stop 0
in that city on his southern ti
The cotton oil mill at Bish<
ville has been sold to J. J. La
ton for the sum of $30,000.
Mathew Raysor, colored, wl,
bathing in South Edisto riv
was stricken with paralysis a
died before assistance (oi
reach him.
Albert Hartley has been
rested in Lexington on I
charge of assault and batt
I with intent to kill. He has b
a fugitive from justice.
Mrs. Nettie Foster of Uni
was bitten by a spider seve
days ago and the poison sprE
so rapidly that it was feared
would die. Her condition m
A large crowd is exrected to
in Easley, August 13, to witn,
the laying of the corner stone
the new graded school audito
un. The ceremonies will be ((
ducted by Grand Master J.
Mitchie of the Grand Lodge
the state, at 11 a. m. All me
bers of the Masonic Fratern
in this section are invited to
present and take part ii the ex
Friends throughont Sor
Carolina of Rev. R. A. Sub1L
a well known Baptist minist
will be interested to know tf
he has fallen heir to a large f
tune in the west through t
death of one Solomon Suble
It is understood the propei
consists largely in land in t
cities of Kansas City and
Louis. The cstate is said to
valued at many millions.
A damage suit for i25,000-1
just been filed in office of t
clerk of'the court of sumter cot
ty against the Santee River C
press Lumber company. T
action is brought by Mess
Grahanm & Sturkie, of the 1o<
bar and the plaintiff is Antho:
Paterson, a negro. The deft
dant company operates a lar
saw mill plant.in the lower pt
of the county. and on or aba
the 8th day November, last ye
Paterson was helping to lo
some cars on a side track
Swvansea and while he was
sisting in his work he was
jured. One of the skids leadi
from the ground to the top
the cars is alleged to have brn
en, c'ausing a large piece of ti
b)er to fall on the left hand
the plaintiff, injuring it to t
extent that the hand had to
amputated. Patterson n~
otherwise injured at the sai
timie, it is claimed.
On Friday, July 23, 1909, t
mill known as the Reedy Ril
Manufacturing c'ompany, nx
sold together with all the pn
erty owne?d by the mill. T
sale was conducted by James
Maxwvell, receiver for the et
cern. and the sale was held u n<
and by virtue of a decretal On'
of Judge Charles D. Drntzl
dated July 7 1909. The sale to
p'ace at the court house
Greenville at noon. The pr<
erty of the mill consists of
tract of, land, containing abt
596acres, eet ennhu
the mill buildin ; an I machinE
toge.ther with the wvare how~
and the machinecry, wvhichi
c'ludes5 12,000 spindlles and 371
inch looms, 15:3 being Dral
looms. Besides this there is t
Sioek in process, supplies, sta
of m1 erchandise. eleven mun
and six wagons. All the pre2
('r"y (of the mill was sold1 w
the exception of the manufa
1,1 'd 2000 nd wilxaS~ Io g
and others, the purchase pr'
Chickens too Scarce
t Mr. W. C. Armstrong, of thi
Fairdeal section, had a pole ca
killing on his place a few day
ago. Of late he has been miss
ing chickens and he beleived tha
it was the work of pole cats. H
f searched an old vacant house o1
his place and was rewarded b,
s finding a pair of old with thre,
s young ones. He at once set t,
work and within a few minute
had killed the whole layout
Frying chickens are too scarce t
feed to pole cats. Preachers wil
agree with you on this one point
Anderson Intelligencer.
Two Corm Crops.
Mr. E. Duncan Henderson, o:
Smoaks, claims to be the chami
ion early corn raiser of this see
i tion, and early it is that he get
a his corn matured and gathered
e Already this year he has plantei
a field of corn that is maturei
and has been gathered. Alse
s the same ground has been plant
ed in the same corn again, an
if anything like favorable sea
sons prevail he will have anothei
crop just as good as the first
This is raising two crops on thi
same ground in a year and is in
creasing the yield many fold.
Branchvil!e Journal.
Snake Exterminator.
Mr. W. J. Creighton, a wel
known farmer of the Lesslii
t community, takes a seat abovi
1 that Lancaster man who pulle<
y two six-foot snakes out of thi
bellows in his blacksmith shop,
t few weeks ago. Mr. Creightoi
. reports that he killed a blacl
< snake, known as the chickei
f snake, on his place a few day:
1 ago that measured six feet an<
3 eleven inches, and by stretchinf
it a little (the snake, not thi
story), it might have went seve
foot. In addition to killing thi!
monster snake, Mr. Creighton
a few days ago ploughed up an<
destroyed twenty-seven snak
eggs on his place. Mr. Creigh
ton is starting a good record as
snake exterminator.-Rock Hil
I A German Farmer.
The Clinton Chroniclc tells o
a German farmer who came ti
South Carolina a few years ag<
e and bought ten acres of land nea:
one of the towns in the Piedmon
section for the purpose of "farm
in." As he proceeded with his
~ work tihe neighbors looked oi
with astonishment and aske<
r"how on earth do you propos<
to make a living on ten acres.
The Dutchman replied, "I ar
not sure that I can manage tha
much as it is more than I havy
ever attempted. but I will sell of
five acres if necessary, and I an
sure t.hat I can make a living o1
e five." From last accounts th
S"farm" was prospering.-Floi
y ence Times.
f Good For Memminger
- Good for Judge Memmninger
Swho dismissed a jury panel i:
I York, which acquitted of carry
'ing concealed weapons two de
a fendants who themselves ad
-mitted on the stand that the:
r had pistols. Unless the juror
'perform their sworn duties thl
I court becomes a farce, and n1
Sjudge wishes to be a performe~
e in a farce.-Spartanburg Jour
t Inal.
Too Many Office Holders
1 The death rate in Greenvill
sought to be low when there ar
Stwenty active members on th
sboard of hea.t i. Which bring
rto mind the fact that Greenvill
-has more officeholders per capita
one would conclude, than an:
other town its size in the world
SIt is little wonder that occasional
I ly they get in each other's wal
I and have difficulty in decidin;
sjust where the line runs betweer
ttheir respective spheres. W
have almost reached t.he poin
where all we would have to di
at election times would be fo
Ieverybody to vote for everybod:
Ielse.-Greenville Piedlmont.
The Retail IH ardware as.)Ocia
tion of South Carolina will mee
at the Isle of Palms, August 10
George Stanley, a well-to-d<
- farnier of Hampton, and a bride
1it- groo of a week, committed sui
pi- cide by lowing off the top o
his hiead with a shot-gun.
" Constable Broom, who ha
-er been raiding blind tigers ii
iP- Hampton, was threatened wit]
>p- violence by sympathizers of th
w-Itigers. At the request of citi
zens of Ii aipton county; GoN
ile Ansel recenthIy sent him into tha
territory as a special officer t,
'work up,i evidence on blind tiger
id Joe Aidrews of No. 624 Kini
strect, Charleston, doing busi
ness under the name of th Carc
lina Progress anl Conmissioi
hose, has been arrested on ;
~ warrant sworn out by Postoffic
Inspector Smith, charging fraud
ulent use of the mails. Ar
Onl drews is an Italian. He i
ral charged - with soliciting and rE
ad ceivilg consignments of frui
he and vegetables and not makin
as returns. He denies that h
meant to defraud his creditor
be an(d correspondents, amon
ss whom are several parties in O
of angelurig and other places i1
ri- South Cal-olint and adjoinin
Chief Constable Batema1
made a blig seizure of contra
bAnd liquor Wednesday nigh
ty at the Atlantic Beach hotel oi
be Sullivan's Island, capturin;
more than 1,000 bottles of ex
port. beer and '0-odd half pin
th bottles of whiskey. The con
tt stables went a)out their tas]
Lr quickly and succeded in one o
at the largest seizures that has beei
)r- made about Charleston in som
he time. The beer was of a mak(
tt- not handled throngh the Char
t ]eston dispnsaries, s) that th
he original arrival wzas contrabani
it. showin that the watch on th<
be arrival of contraband liquor i,
not as it should be.
as The large barn belonging t<
he Mr. Arch McMaham. of Pied
n- mont was burned Sunday morn
v- in( at 1 o'clock. It contained .
he large crop of oats with a grea
(s.leal of other provener. man
~al farming to ohs and a great man:
)y other valuable things. In th
n- sheds on eac'h side of the barr
~e wer'e a carriage. two buggies ani
rt I wo valuable miilch cows all c
ut which were b)urned. One thous
ar and dollars would not cover the
ad loss, which falls very heavil'
at oa Mr. McMahan. The caus
is- o~ the fire is unknown and wa:
n- tr o far gone wvhen found t<
ig (check it. Tfhe neighb)ors gath
ofi ered and worked bravely to savy
k- the other buildings. There wa
The Misses Hlolt, wvho liv
he near Fair F'orest, Spartanbur;
be county, were painfully stung b:
as bees. A small (calf was tiedl ou
1to graze. Near where the cal
was nibblling grass were a nm
he her of bee hives. The calf be
er camn. entan4h d in the ropean
as in trying to extricate itself, over
~- tur'ned one of the b)ee 'xs an,
we in a jiffy a thousand asses be
H. gan to buzz and popped thei
mn- stingers into the calf's side
[yr The calf hleatedl andl yelled an<
lern the young~ ladies hurried to th
*, calf's assistance. When th
ok bees saw the girls they qui
in Istin ring the calf and1 dir'ecte
ptheir at:enti on to the youn
a ladies, an.1 in a twinkling of al
uteve they were covered by bet.
s,anl stunii on their face. neel
ry andi limibs. TPhe young ladic
esuffered a great deal but thei
n. injurie.- will not result se'riously
yer A Big Tomato
he Mr. J. IH. Inman is exhibitin
(ripe tomiatoes raised in his owl
It garden and wveighin. seventeel
Ulces. On" of these tomatoe
ih is oeibi o i n oie
tce Dring's New t.ile PlI
The best In the world.
Quick Automobile Trip
a An automobile trip from
t Greenville to Union, a distance
s of 65 miles, was made yesterday
in less than four hours. The
t car, a thirty-horse power Cadil
e lac, was driven by Eugene
a Smith, a boy about thirteen
F years of age. and a brother of Mr.
e Claude Smith, of Ottaray Mills.
D There was not a single "hitch"
s in the trip although made over
some of the roughest of Green
o ville, Spartanburg and Union
. county roads.. This young boy
has quite an enviable record as
an automobile driver, as he has
taken several prizes in races. hill
climbing contests. etc., when
much older and more exrerienc
ed drivers were in the race.
Messrs. T. M. Marchant and
sClaude Smith, of this city, ac
companied him on this trip.
j Union Progrees.
Selling Cocaine.
- On what seems to be reliable
j information it is learned that the
- law as to the sale of cocaine is
r being openly and flagrantly vio
lated in the Hollow Creek sec
tion of this county. It is stat
. ed that negroes are sent forth
- through the land retailing the
deadly drug, and the effect up
on the farm hands has become
something awful. One negro
1 is said to have had in possesion
a as much as $12.00 worth at one
a time.
I The matter has been reported
Jto the officers of the law and
drastic measures will be used to
1 run the criminals down. This
e is one of the most serious viola
i tions of law, and the guilty par
ties will be punished severely, if
I they are caught.-Lexington
- Dispatch.
Farmers and Futures
3 Those farmers who have sold
their cotton for next fall delivery
are in bad luck. People have
been known to sell their cotton
- for future delivery, but as a rule
they get left. The principal ob
1 ject of the exchange manipula
tors in buying cotton for future
delivery is to get enough in hand
to control the balance. The
f spot price for October and No
> vember is generally a little in
> advance of what the bulk of the
r October and November futures
t have been bought for.-York
- ville Enquirer.
a Acres of Tomatoes.
3 T. W. Clemons, who lives on
e Duncan R. F. D. No. 1. came to
'town yesterday with -i Iwo-horse
a load of tomatoes. Mr. Clecm
t mons cultivates the tomato ex
s tensively. He has one field of
f five acres bearing now, and
1 another field of three acres of
a later vines, whicha will be com
e ing on when the first cr1Op) is
-over. Mr. Clemimons knows his
business when it C'omes to rais
ing the prince of gard'on fruits
He started (ou1t track farmiing onl
,a sulall scale,' by t1uCQessCrwn
ed his laborW5, imd it was not
-long before the lndlo)rd raised
the rent add he wasi fred to
- Imove on Is own land. He soon
Swas ab)le to build a home, and
s toda': he is a free man. Mr.
e Clemmon's is able to give the
0 truck~er a few pointers.--SPar
Big Nest Of TurtVe Eggs
Mr. DeWitt House. who has
been sp nding a iew days on
ethe isle of Pahns fannd a turtle
~e t yesterId-ty wih 1 15 egs in
eit, fresh laid. He has been en
s.oying a rare treat at his house
e today.-Florence Times.
Late Sfrawberries
.Mr. A. H. Merrit. Sr., of upper
- Fort Mill, brought to this office
i Saturday a bunch of ripe straw
Sberries picked from a field near
i his home by his granddaughter,
e little Miss Eunice C'apps. The
ti berries, a half-dozen or more,
> were full-sized and were ubout
r as late in tne season as any we
Shave ever heard of.-Fort Mill
Spartanburg Lad Drowned.
Mrs. W. H. Frierson received
a telegram from Spartanburg
today saying that her nephew,
Ogilvie Frierson, a son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. 0. Frierson of Spar
tanburg, was drowned together
with Miss Mary Freeland, while
out rowing on the little Miami
river, at Towerbill, near Cincin
nati, Ohio, yesterday afternoon.
The parents of the lad have gone
to Cincinnati from Spartanburg
and the body will be brought
back there for interment.
A party of young people had
gone up the river boating and in
this boat there were four, the
others besides young Frierson
and Miss Freeland being Rich
ard Haddox, aged 14, and Ruth
Peale, aged 14, both of Wyom
ing, 0. The Haddox and Frier
son boys were rowing. Miss
Freeland wanted to row and
took the place of one of the boys.
Slowly the boat drifted into a
swift part of the river, which
ran over a dam. The boys grab
bed hold of the oars in an at
tempt to save the party, but
this was impossible, and it went
over the dam. As the boat shot
out over the dam the girls
shrieked and cried for help. Af
ter it fell into the awful pool,
Ruth Peale and the Haddox boy
swam sturdily for the shore.
Miss Freeland could not swim,
and the Frierson boy, who
swam to her, was caught in a
sort of whirlpool with her and
both went down, never to rise.
The Frierson boy was visiting
his aunt, Mrs. May Peale )f
Young Frierson was a bright
and interesting boy and his
death is a heavy blow to the
parents. Eighteen months ago
he spent some time in Greece,
having gone there with one of
his Greek friends of Spartan
burg, and was on a visit to his
grandmother in Cincinnati when
he was drowned. He is a cousin
of Messrs. Eddie and Robert
Frierson of this city. His father
Mr E. 0. Frierson, formerly liv
ed in Anderson, and his many
friends and relatives here are dis
tressed over his bereavement.
Anderson Mail.
Highland Moccasin On Hen's Nest
Mrs. Sallie Brown, of Indian
Hill Township went out into her
yard not long since to look after
her hens. On a nest she saw
what she took to be a strange
looking hen-Mrs. Brown does
not see well, without her glasses
-and attempting to "shoo" the
hen off. The supposed hen did
not like the "shooing" process
and began to peck at Mrs. Brown.
She went into the house and
called her daughter out to run
the strange hen off the nest and
when the daugter arrived on the
scene instead of a hen on the
nest she found an immense
hi<gbland moccasin coiled and
ready for the business.
The wonder is the snake did
not strike Mrs. Brown when she
was trying to make it get out of
the nest.
The snake was on the lookout
for a young chicken for dinner,
but was dispatched before h(
had made his meal.-Abbeville
Press and Banner.
Killed Snake At Church
During the children's day ex
ercises last Sunday at Holstor
Creek church, four miles abov4
IInman, a large rattle snake,
nearly four feet long, and fiv4
rattles was killed a few yards
fomm the church house, by some
alert young men.-Spartanburg
(Herald. ______
A Big Yield 01 Oats
IMr. J. J. Littlejohn, of Jones
ville, who besides a progressivt
mill man, is also a wide awak4
and extensive farmer, yesterda:
told a Progress representativ<
that this season he had raised oi
eleven acres of land 554 bushel
of oats. On one acre Mr. Little
john harvested seventy bushe]
and seventy-eight dozen bur
d11es.-.Tnion Progr-es
The Crop Is Reduced
We don't believe the York'
county cotton crop is going to b3
nearly up to last year. People
who are pretty well informed as
to such matters, advise us that
they have never known so many
crops to be thrown out.-York
ville Enquirer.
Cows Commit Suicide
J. G. Moore, of Osborne, lost
two fine cows last week. He
owns a large pasture on White's
creek and it surrounds Mr. Bon
sal's ballast pit. The cows went
into one of the shanties, and in
walking around and smelling,
in some way pushed against the
door and closed it. They stayed
in the shanty till they starved.
Rock Hill Herald.
When Eggs Were Cheap
Can you believe that during
the fifties eggs sold for a cent
and quarter a dozen? Mr. M. B.
Massey told us yesterday that
in 1856 his father bought 40 doz
en eggs for 50 cents. Today
eggs are selling on this market
at 20 cents a dozen. Today the
140 dozen would bring $8, instead
'of a half a dollar. Corn at that
time was selling for 50 cents a
bushel, cotton about that time
i bringing 3 cents a pound.-Rock
Hill Herald.
Crop Is Late And Poor.
From reports recieved at the
office of The Lantern, the cropsj;
are over six weeks behind. Us-,
ually "layingby" has been com
pleted by this time every year,
but this season is fully six weeks
late. It is believed that it will
be along in the middle of August
before the cotton crop as a whole
is laid by. While the crops
have suffered much from heavy
rains it is pretty good considering
everything. The present price
of cotton and the prospect of the
market holding up in the fall
has put the farmers of Chester
county in a cheerful mood.
shorter crop with a high price
will place the county in a splen
did condition financially. Not
only cotton, but corn and othe
crops arelate.--Chester Lantern.
Stretch of Track That Will Cost Much
Money to Build.
The stretch of road that runs from
Tuxpan in the state of Jalisco to Col
ma, Mexico, Is one of the most expen
sive pieces of railroad building in
America. It will cost more than $3,
000,000 gold to build this forty-three
miles of road. The unreliable antics
of the Colfma volcano had to be taken
into consideration in selecting the
route. Jets of steam are constantly
belched forth from its crater and
eruptions of violent character occur
periodically. The steam is condensed
when it strikes the cold atmosphere
above the crater and in the form of
water it seeks the sea by means a.f
numerous deep gorges. In time of
eruption streams of lava are ejected
from the seething cauldron within
the mountain and this molten mass
follows the courses marked out by
the waterways and pours down upon
the. more level land far below. The
gorges, or barrancas, as they are
called in Mexico. are 300 to 600 feet
in depth and 100 to 2,000 feet across.
It has been a stupendous task to
get the necessary machinery, such as
steam shovels, into the almost im- -
penetrable region. All machinery had
to be knocked down and carried along
narrow mountain trails upon the backs
of burros. Frequently when impass
able barrancas were reached the
leads had to be let down to the bot
torn of the gorges bj means of ropes,
and carried across to the other side
by Mexican laborers, and then hoisted
to the trail on the other side, to re
sums the journey upon the backs of
the patient burros.-w. D. Hornaday
in Moody's Magazine.
New Cars Were Lost. --
Several years ago the Lehigh Valley
road invested in a bunch of new box
cars of a certain pattern and in the
shipment there was a shortage of
three cars. They could not be traced.
Seven months after the shipment one
-of these cars was discovered in Chi.
cago and had made two trips to
Francisco. It was a year before
Ssecond car was rounded up, we'w
rwhile months later it was -dlso
that the third missing car had
Ssmashed in kindling in a wreck.
It is a wonder to the ordinary ob
server that these knight errant box
cars ever get back home. Someof the
-can are gone for months, and It has
s been charged that,in times of shortage
. many of the roads are not particular
about sending cars back hon,a

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