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Entered A pril 23, 1903 at Plckens, S, C. as second class matter.6ander act ofVCgress of March 3, 1879
39th Year PICKENS. S. C., AUGUST 12, 1909. Number 12
State News
Al ti L Nes fro m
A commission has been issie
to the James T. Williams Hard
ware companv of Greenville
The capitaIl of the company 1:
$15,000. Th petitioners of th
Co1mpany are S. J. Hunt, G. H
Carter and J. S. Stiles. Th(
companv wili do a wholesalh
and retail ha,dware bosiness.
A negro IIame( John Wallace
living over the Laurens lill
wn,s arr-ed .v-sterday by conl
stable b,Williams on a warran
sworn mit befomre Magistratt
Chappell, cIhr:111mig him wit
forgin!g ihe o::uee of lIomt Byn
to an 0nhrI f 'I an expres
package of linor ht Kinads an(
then selling the liquor.
As a result of a decision b
the roalroad commission, a greal
reduction has been made in ex.
Press iIonev rate.- moveing be
tweei points within the state 01
South Carolina. The decisior
will go) into effect on Septembei
1. The decision was made a
the resllt of several complaints
made to the coIIImission.
Zach Mfhee, th: Washin,(ton
correISponj1denjt of the Columbia
State will sail fron New York
on S ay - "eenstown
Moor three months travel
foreign lands. Mr. Mc(rY
purpose in
time is to write a series of letters
to home papers on the working
of the tariff in Europe. He may
be gone three or four months.
York county is just now en
gaged in building a fine mac
adam road from R-ock Hill tc
the Chester county line, and
Chester is showing a dispositio
to meet it with one as good. Ir
fact, this feeling is growing verN
general in that section, and is
being made more enthusiastic
by the great inter-state high way
movement. It can be said tha1
York's roads are being great]3
improved each year.
T1he seven niew stores5 On Main
street in Johnson are very nearly
completed and will beC occupie(
by following merchants: John
ston Drug company. A. C. Mob
ley & Son, J. P. Bartley, J. C.
Lewie, P. Shade, Lagrone Bro
thers, Lott & Walker, Mrs. B.T
Adanms, Mrs. M. E. Morais
Johnstone now has as pretty i
block of brick buildings as any
place its size and it does credi
to her citizens.
The first regiment of state
mi ilitary, in! (amp at G.ecenville,
enigage'd in a sham battle or
Paris ?d lunta in. Mr. Samue
Welchel, who is operating a golh
mine on a smnali scale on lands
belnging to the Gatiney Lam
and Imnrovemnen t company
this week took out'a nugget o:
gold which is worth $4:. Mr
WVhelchel has taken a numibe
of valuable nuggets from thi:
mine. Arrangements will soor
b)e made to operate the mine or
a large scale, as the owners fee
sure that it will pay to p)ut ii
machinery and a large force o:
The question of building ai
electric rail way fromt Snartan
burg to Glenn Springs ani
thence to Union is being ('OnSid1
ered by the Electric Manufac
tutring and Power compatny 0:
Spa rtanbI urg. Vie Presiden
and General Manager F
H. Knox of the Power Co. witi
.J. B. Lee, president of the Glenr
Springs Hotel company. and A.
L. White, presidenht of the Mer
chants' and Fa rmers' Bank anm
a large stockholder in the Glein
Springs 'omp)janly, made a tril
through the country over the
proposed route. 3Mr. Knox ex
pressedl himself as being highlh
pleasedl with the c'ountry, stains
that the road coulid be construct
ed without great cost, as ther<
will be no heavy grades orheava
trestling to be done.
cry soction of lat cro.in,
I Numbers of farmers have been
heard to say that there are
hundreds and hundreds of acres
of cotton on sandv lands in
Newbery county that will not
make a bale to five acres, some
that will make nothing worth
speaking of.
A wholesale :tore robbing
took place in Leesville Saturday
night. It is said that three
stores-the Matthew-Bonknight
company, J. C. Kinard & Co.
and Cooner Pros.-were broken
into and a lot of stuff stlcn.
'There is no clue as to who flie
rol)bers were.
Construction Trains are Running from
Pacolet River to Spartanburg.
Twelve Miles.
Constructions trains are being
operated on the Carolina, Clinch
field & Ohio road from Spartan
burg to Pacolet river the laying
of rails having been completed
to that point, according to the
Spartanburg Journal. At this
point the trestle gang is at work
erecting a splendid steel trestle
supported by concrete piers.
across the river. Just as soon
as the trestle is comleted track
laying will be resumed to Broad
The total distance of trackage
that has been laid at this end of
the road is about 12 miles. The
track is as smooth and regular
as that of a railroad that has
been in operation for a score of
years. As a rule all new tracks
are irregular and rough. but
not so with the C. C. & 0. for
the rails are perfectly even and
the joints fit perfectly. The
track has not as yet been bal
lasted. This will be done in the
near future, after which the
road will be open for the oper
ation of trains b)etween Spar
tanb)urg and Bostic.
There are double tracks on
the road between Spartanburg
and Lawson's Fork, one of
which is used for storing cars
loaded 'with bridge materials
and steel rails. Many cars of
rails and heavy steel beams and
braces are now standing alon g
the tracks out beyond Beau
mont mill village to be hauled
to Pacolet river by the construc
tion trains. In order to deliver
the material, several trips have
to be made each (lay between
Spartanburg and Pacolet river.
Terails are laid by a steam
engine, especially constructed
fo htpurpose. The rails are
laid ahead of the engine andlthe
-spiking is done behind the en
gine. The old way w'as to do
"both the laying of rails and
spiking ahead of the engine by
hand, a slowv process. The
'method employed by the C. C.
& .'is byV machinery and is
very fast.
Another interesting feature
in connection with the construc
tion of the C. C. & 0. road is
the riveting of the steel beams
l and trusses, which is d one by
-compressed air. After a steel
bridge is thrown across a stream
and the bolts set to their pro per
place a big steam engine, fitted
up with a large air tank, is us 'd.
Fronm the engine and air tank
extend( long rubber hose at the
end of which is a hamimerlike
nozzle. The engine is put in
motion and the compressed air
shoots through the rubber hose
and the hammer does the work
of riveting the bolts. It is an
-interesting process. A force of
-men are now engaged atwork
on the bridge across Lawson's
Fork, riveting the bolts with
compressed air.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve
The Best Salve In The World.
Ed Taylor, Thirty-Three-Years Old
Has His Diligence Reward After
Scouring the Country For Many
Years.--Help Given Him.
.\ ragrinl aI -tr:mlov landl,
wi oiFriend(1sm-rfunlds, EddHie
laylo ae-d thirt y-three years,
( G rand Bend. 11 c in., is stranded
in Greenville, and unless the
good-hearted citizens of the city
come to this stranger's assistance
he:will have to wend his way
through the foothills and valleys
on foot until he reaches the little
hamlet of 0-rand Bend.
In 1875 David Taylor, a big,
handsome chap of twenty-two
years, hailing from Mitchell,
Ind., wvent into Arkansas tolive.
In Pike county of that State he
met and wed Frances P$arker,
a pretty little blond girl of the
foothills of old "Arkansaw." A
marriage license was issued and
they were married. o1'o this un
ion was born a son-Eddie Tay
lor. After living happily with
his bride for I wo vears, David
Taylor mivsteriouslv disappear
ed. Frances Parker struggled
on in hopes that sonif day her
sweetheart would return, think
'ing all along that something had
happened to keep them apart.
But the years rolled away and
she struggled for existence work
ing to support her bov and give
him a good education. 'I he bat
tle was indeed a hard one, but
the victory over circumstances
was sweet and her son was edu
i cated. He then began to work
and make money to support his
niother. When twenty-one
years of age his mother related
to him the storyv of howv his fath
er, handsome and strong, had
drifted into that county and how
they were married. Then
young Taylor swore by all that
was sacred that he wvould locate
his father if it toc,k the rest of
his life in doing so. The first
clew he came across was in a pic
ture album where he found a
nicture of John Taylor, David
Tayvlor's brother. The address
given on the back of this picture
was Mitchell, Indlia.na. On go
ing on the train to Mitchell
young Taylor found out some
thing ahout his father's brother,
but none of his people knew
what had ever became of David
Traylor. Going back home
young Tarf. gave up the hunt
tem Iporarily, and( several yeairs
elapsed before he again took up
the search. Boardling a train
again he decided to goto Mitchell,
ILndiana. On the train he met
a drummer who knew the Ta
lors and something of them. At
IMitchell he found out that his
father had mysteriously dis
appeared. Some said they
thought he had gone into Vir
ginia. Hlefollbowed the trail like
a slueth a way up into Virginia
and WXest Virginia, into Illinois
and for two years he wvent all
Over America. Away in the
West he found a niece of his
father's who told him the last
she heard of her uncle that he
was living near Roanoke, Va.
Then Eddie Taylor w-ent b)ack to
Virgina, and after fruitless ef
forts he was told that his father
was a wealthy farmeri and plant
er, living in Greenville county,
South Carolina, near the little
tow-n of Princeton, which is in
Laurens c-ounty. Going back
home he gave the news to his
mother, anid then he came to
Greenville. He arrived in Green
ville Monday and after getting
some information from Sheriff
Poole he drove through the coun
try to Princeton. There he
found his father, living with an
other woman, and the father of
nine children by her.
Taylor has found out that af
ter his father left his mother in
Arkansaw that he went into
Kentucky where he met a Miss
Powers. They were married
and are now living in the lower
part of this county. Taylor in
telling his story said that when
he arrived in Princeton that his
father's wife was expecting him
as she had corresponded with
him. He found that his father
had lived a while in Greenwood
and had moved back to this coun
tv. His father would not agree
to meet him at his home, but
gave him an audience in the big
road near his place. This was
done to keep the tidings away
from the nine children by his
second wife. Taylor said his
father would not at first believe
his story, but when he reached
into the deep inside pocket of his
coat and pulled from it a crum
pled piece of paper-a marriage
license in Arkansaw, he turned
pale and walked away.
Taylor said that he had spent
every dollar on earth he possess
ed to trace his father down, and
since finding him he is satisfied.
He says that his mother is well
cared for at his home in Grand
Bend, Kans., and he traveled
this distance to see if his father
really possessed much property.
"I found him absolutely pennir
less, and he can be of no assis
t-mce to my mother. Had I
found him wealthy I would have
taken steps to make him provide
formymother. SinceIfindhim
poor, I shook his hand for the
first and last time, told him good
bye like I would an ordinary
stranger and came back to Green
ville. I am penniless now my
self, having spent every dollar
that I possessed to find my fath
er and I will have to find employ
ment of some nature here in
Greenville to make enough mon
ey to get back home, unless the
good people of Greenville can
assist me."
Sheriff Poole wrote out a letter
of introduction to a well-known
bank, stating the circumstances
briefly in the case, and signed
for a certain amount. Mr. J. J.
McSwain, a prominent attorney
of the City, also put his signa
ture to the letter and when Tay
lor gets the names of several oth
ers who will agree to stand good
for a few dollars he will give his
note to a bank with the signa
ture of Greenville citizens to it,
to pay his way back home.
Daily Piedmont.
Two Prime Essentials to Success in
This Branch of Dairying.
There are two prime essentials In
making better on the farm a profitable
business. In the first place, cae must
plenty of pure, cold water; and
then a good enough grade must be
turned out to make anid hold custom
ers. The trouble with nine out of
every ten farm homes is they are not
equipped to take care of milk and
cream. When one goes into this work
to make money, better put up a milk
room, where pure water may be had
from pumping or from a spring, Con
crete floor and walls may now be built
as cheaply as with lumber, and it is a
great deal better than lumber. Don't
stop here. A barrel churn and a but
ter maker will be necessary in turning
out a uniform product. It looks easy
-simply separating the cream, churn
ing till the butter comes, and salting
and the trick is done. That is where
so many fail. The cream must be
churned at the right temperature; it
must be neither too sweet nor too
sour. Working and salting butter to
secure uniform color and flavor is a
very nice art. Don't try to learn to do it
infallibly in two or three weeks, but by
all means don't practice on your cus
tomers. That means loss. It is better
to wait two or three months, until you
are sure of your quality before you
seek customers. And before you ship,
find out how your commission man or
private customers prefer to have their
butter put up. Sometimcs the pack
age means a difference of two or
three cents a pound.
Pigeons in Italian Army.
In the Italian army all cavalry regi
ments are supplied with carrier pig
eons, which are used for the transmis
sion of information during all their
military maneuvers in camp. Young
cavalry officers go through a course
of instruction on the ~training of pig'
eons for military purposes at tM
Pigneral~ college.
He is Paying Alimony to Four Women,
and :Now a Fifth Sets Up
a Claim.
New York. Aug. 9.-Up to
Monday afternoon there maY
have been some question as to,
whether Joseph C. Cohen, a cor
set manufacturer who has twen
ty stores in New York and Brook
lyn, held the record in this town
for acute matrimonial disturb
ances, but when his record is
made complete with the happen
ingsof the last 48 hours. Cohen
walks off with the ch;jmpi0n
ship belt. Being ii I udIow
street jail because he happ,nos Io
fall behind in paying damages
to another woman's h usbanid
for alienation when he is al read v
paying $40 a week alimony to
his third wife and then 1:aving
a court order to pay 120 a week
alimony to his fourth wife shr
ed through the bars at him puts
Cohen in a class by himself.
So much has happend to Co
hen recently that one may skip
lightly over his difficulties up to
two years ago, by which time
wives No. 1 and No. 2 had been
divorced from him and gone to
Europe to live. At that time
Celia Cohen held office as his
wife and there were seven child
ren, four boys and three girls,
all by the third marriage. Then
the third Mrs. Cohen brought
divorce proceeding and the wife
of Hyman Rappaport testified
for her on the trial.
With the assistance of Mrs.
Rapp'aport, Mrs. Cohen got a
decree giving her the three girls
and $75 a week alimony and Co
hen the four boys. Mrs. Cohen
also got the house at 402 East
48th street, with the stipulation
by Justice-Leventritt that if Co
hen ever onsted her he would
have to pay $100 a week. It
was also provided that if Cohen
didn't take ,ood care of the
boys Mrs. Cohen could have
them and get a further increase
of alimony.
After Mrs. Cohen moved into
the house she found that the
roof leaked and many of the
window panes were gone, and
when Cohen declined to repair
the house Mrs. Cohen moved
out and took the additional 825
a week alimony. Cohen was
then living in a house he had
bought at 604 Eastern Parkway
It was now Mr. Rappaport s
move, and on the strength of
the testimony at Mrs. Cohen's
divorce suit he sued Cohen for
alienating Mrs. Rappaport's af
fections. He got a judgment for
$5,000, which Cohen had arran
ged to app'eal from when the law
yers got together and effected
a compromise. By this arrange
mient Cohen was to pay $676 in
cas'h and given fourteen notes
for $150 each, payable one on
the 10th of every nmonthi for
fourteen monthus. Coh)enl hand
ed over the $676 and mde goodl
on three of the pa yments. w hieh
took him un to July 10th last.
The fourth Mrs. Cohen joined
the family circle about a year
ago. Cohen had announced one
afternoon that he was complete
ly disgusted with tryving to
pick out a wife who woul suit
him and that marriage w as on
ly a gamble any ho w. so he was
going to marry the first woman
he met. The Cohen hir,id girl
had left that day and the corset
manufacturer wenit down to) see
one of his friends who had an
employment agency. When h e
got there the head of the agen
cy was talking to Miss Minnie
Kaufman, a music teacher, who
had dropped in for a visit. Co
hen and Miss Kaufman were in
troduced; Cohen invited her to
go to Manhattan Beach and it
wasnt' long before they were
married. That was a year ago
and the fourth Mrs. Cohen is
now suing for a separation, al
leging that Cohen and his child
ren locked her out of the hous
and treated her cruely in man]
other ways. Cohen is fightin
the suit and says Mrs. Cohei
wouldn't care for her children
As to the alienation paymen
that was due on July 10, whicl
is responsible for Cohen's incar
ceration, lawyers for both side
told their stories to Supremi
Court Judge Brady yesterda:
on an application by Cohen'
lawyers to have him released.
Rappaport's lawyer said tha
he sent the July note to th
bank for collection and got i
back with the notice that Cohei
had withdrawn his account
On 20th the note was sent then
again and the same word wa!
returned. Then the lawper go
a property execution against Co
hen, and the Kings County De
putySheriff who served it re
ported that Cohen's house at 60
Eastern Parkway was empty
The lawyer said he went t<
see Cohen last Saturday after
noon and Cohen said he haA
formed a corporation to tak
over his corset business and hai
transferred the $20,000 st'ck h
held in it to his creditors. Th
lawyer asked if ne didn't regari
Rappaport as a director and re
ported that Cohen declared tha
he wouldn't pay Rappapor
another cent. So he got a bodi
exeution for Cohen and hai
Deputy Sheriff Poges take hin
to Ludlow street jail on Mondai
Cohen's lawyers, who got at
order yesterday morning to sho
cause why Cohen shouldn'
be released, which was re
turnable at noon before Justic
Brady, declared that Cohen hai
been locked up through spite
He said that Cohen's busines
affairs were in such shape tha
he didn't have the $120 hand
on the 10th, but that he ha(
since tendered the money on th
16th an the 19th to Rappaport,
lawyer over the telephone.
Rappaport's lawyer said h
couldn't see how these stat(
ments could be true, because h
was in Sullivan county from th
16th tor the 21st and he kneN
that Cohen was in the sami
county on the 19th. Justic
Brady reserved decision and de
clined to parole Cohen in th
custodly of his lawyer.
It was just after Justice Brad:
heard the case that the lawye
for Mrs. Cohen the fourth gc
an order awarding her $20 al
mony, which order was immE
diately served on Cohen at th
Disease Checks Egg Laylng,
I bought 25 pullets which had bee
exposed to contagious diseases. TII
was unknown to me at the time, bi
I have found out sir.ce, When tl,
birds came in they looked perfect]
healthy, but after they were here tw
weeks I noticed some developin
chickenpox, and we have had a batti
royal with two pens for some tim4
There are some individual hens in th
pens that laid probably 18 eggs a mont]
but there are some that have not i
any eggs. They lay for a time an
then they get a touch of a disease an
Spread of Block Signals.
It is said that out of a total mileag
on the Pennsylvania railroad's ean
ern lines of 6,032 miles of track moi
than 1,500 additional miles have wit1
in the last three years been equippe
with block signals. The signal repo:
shows that the company now hn
every mile of its main lines protecte
by block signals, and of the entit
mileage of the lines east only abot
500 miles are not equipped with bloc
signals. Most of the latter, howeve
are short industrial lines or brant
lines, on which traffic is so light at
or such a character as to rendi
the block signal unnecessary. --
Doing a Good Work.
In addition to the Pennsylvan
Railroad company's superannuatic
and pension disbursements the late
reports of the company's relief fw
shows that since the organization,
this department in 1886 the hez
ficiaries of employes have been pa
In death claims $6,815,409.77, and th
members have received on accou
of disablements $9,880,433.92, or a 1
tal of $16,695,843.69.
Railroads In British India.
The length of 'railroads in operati
in British India was appreciably
tended during the decade ending i
1906, .inclusive; the length of 11
working at the close of 1906 bel
29,097, and the progress uflade durd
the decade 7,980 miles,
Changes Made In the Forms of Ad
dressing the President and Oth
ers In High Position-"Con
gressman" Not Used.
"Should I address him as 'Your Ex
, cellency,'. as 'Mr. President' or as
just 'President'?"
"I'm sure I don't know. Just mur
mur 'President,' and I guess he won't
know the difference."
This conversation, overheard at one
of the White House receptions, is in
L dicative of the difficulty with titles
encountered by visitors to the na
tional capital. Nor Is there any print
' ed guide to follow. These things must
3 be learned from well-posted friends,
b or mistakes will be madet
In ye olden times no one ever
thought of addressing the chief ex
ecutive of the United States less for
- mally than as "Your Excellency," but
that expression is now relegated to
the list of things that were. "Mr. Presi
- dent" is the correct form, both in
speaking and writing. Mr. Roosevelt
has even eliminated "The Executive
Mansion" as the name of the presi
dent's offlcial residence, and his sta
tionery bears the .imple inscription:
"The White House."
It is not only w:th the title of the
chief executive that the uninitiated
' And difficulty, for there are many
forms to be learned. For instance,
cabinet officers are not addressed as
"Secretary Root," or "Secretary Gar
t field," but as "Mr. Secretary." On the
other hand, senators are addressed by
their titles, as "Senator Lodge," "Sen
ator Hale." A few people prefix "Mr."
aying "Mr. Senator," but it Is not
considered as necessary, and by some
is pronounced an affectation.
Polite usage requires, invariably, the
prefix to the titles of members of the
supreme court. For instance, one ad
dresses the chief justice as "Mr. Chief
Justice," and the associate justices as
"Mr. Justice," although in making an
- introduction one would add the name,
as: "Mr. Justice White."
The rule which' applies to the presi
dent applies also to the vice-president
and to foreign ministers, who are ad
dressed as "Mr. Minister," but in the
S case of ambassadors the form "Your
Excellency," Is used except where one
Is reasonably well acquainted, when
the simpler "Mr. Ambassador" is
adopted, and In every instance one
B or the other ot these terms is used
3 instead of the diplomat's persona ti.
te of baron, count, or whatever It
may be.
B Throughout the government. ser
vice there are officials who are ad
dressed by their titles with the prefix
e "Mr.," such as the civil service com
missioners, the interstate commerce
7 commissioners, the controller of the
treasury, and It Is always safe when
In doubt to so address a man who
B holds a public offce.
-.-WIth members of the house the
Bsimple "Mr." should be used, and
not "Congressman," which is regard
ed as provincial, despite the fact that
President Roosevelt is apt to use that
form. There are some members of the
lower house of congress who like to
tbe addressed as "Congressman," and
It is probably In deference to such
preference that the president has
adopted that expression. The speaker
e of the house Is always addressed as
"Mr. Speaker.".
Army and navy circles also present
no little confusion because of the con
a ~filct between offcial titles and social
a usage. For instance, those who know
t never address socially a lieutenant
e -by his title, despite the fact that he is
so designated In the army register,
o and Is so addressed by his brother
g offcer when on official business. He
e Is simply "Mr. Smith," or whatever
,his name may be, and receives h~is
title in the social world only when
. he reaches the grade of captain. But,
g you may object, every one refers to
d and addresses the leader of the Ma
g rine Band as "Lieutenant Santelmann."
Very true, and that is because Lieu
tenant Santelmann is not a commis-.
sioned offier. He receives the title
*. by virtue of his position as leader
t- of the Marine Band, which carries
* with it the rank of lieutenant, and
1- therefore every offcer, whether speak
d Ing socially or offcially, is punctilious
-t to use the title. And so, too, is the
.s same care exercised by every omfoer,
d should he have occasion socially to
e ispeak to or communicate with an en
t listed man of any arm of the military
k service, to address him by his rank
r, alone, as: "Sergeant," "Corporal,"
h "Private."
,Cat with Knowledge of Music.
-At a meeting of a Washington short
story club the other evening a young
woman from the northeast section,
whose mind is said to run to innova
la tions, produced from her handbag a
in roll of manuscript written on the
at daintiest of ecru-tinted paper delicate
Ld ly perfumed with violet, and read
at her literary offering. It proved to be
,an account of the wonderful doings
Id of her pet pussy cat, "Sweet Pea," as
at she had named the animal. She read
at how she had trained- the cat to sing
"Auld Lang Syne," "Annie Laurie"
and other venerable al-e In the high
falsetto voice for w' the feline
family is noted. Then the young wo
a pan related how, In the balmy sum
-mer nights, in the romantic moon
th light, her pet cat would station itselt
asomo neighboring fence and sud
g'dny 11teneighborhood with,
g "strins of umio Iastead of the usual
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