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-.F-coN F'ey get it Muthew object to pa5r in advance, all sorts of lame excu ses, usually that they might lose what they paid in by rea son of the fact that the editor might die. the paper might sus pend or be burnt up by fire. To such senile excuses we want to answer: The editor might die but that wouldn't stop the paper. Did you ever heai of a paper stopping because the editor died? The paper usually has advertising, legal advertis ing in it, which makes it imper *,tive that it should run on, and then there is-always someone to step in his shoes, some one in the community, or out of it, who is anxious to dicker with the executors, and get the thing on his own shoulders. If you ever hear of a paper stopping you may know of a surety that it is a campaign af fair or that the patronage was insufficient, or, like our case,the boys owed so much that it was cheaper to quit than to continue publishing. More reasonable to suppose that the subscriber might die and leave nothing to Day with, than that he would lose out if hepaid in advance. We have men on our books today who - started with the. paper, and paid their mohey for it before even a copy was issued, and they con tinue regularly to pay each year, by or before their time al ready paid for expires, Relative to fire: That is some thing everybody tries to guard against, but happenis when and where least expected. But in - of fire we have a duplicp~t 1.riling list but it would do us zkhty little good in that event. Br the time we collected:u what was due on it some six or twelve months would elapse. If every one on the list was paid in advance, the money would be in the bank and we would telegraph for a new out fit and start up immediately. If we thought the game wasn't !worth the candle and decided t( ~it, we would have the money in k ag-old pay back the prorata part that.belonged tc our subscribers, apd still have what was'coming our way, tco. No, their excuse is not valid, and the parties making such ex cuses do not believe them when they say so. The majority of them hug the delusion that maybe something might happen before the year is out and they could get out of paying the debt. Not all hold * this surmise, but many of them live with this hope hugged to their breast. "The burnt child dreads fire!" We have been burned enough. So far, we have had to take the job depart ment and make it meet the newspaper expenses, last year, because subscribers are slow ini paying up, but this year that job money goes into a separate fund, if we have to suspend pub lishing the paper to do it. After-January 1st, 1911, we play no favorites-its cash in adyance and no dead heads. Can you take the medicine? We have taken ours already MAKE YOUR TOWN GROW Every town should have a de *sire to grow. There should in . every community, in the South especially,~ and particularly in South Carolina, be some men -who are determined to make the town bigger, better and busier. Right here in this town and the r town, sections and unities. In this connec tiwso remark that a in amount of the conmod Y called "ht air" is always needed and always accomplishes much good in the way of adver tising a town or community. However it is also true that in order to make a town grow there must be something more than "hot air." There must be some thing for people to do'and some thing being done to give employ ment to people if the town is to be bigger, better and busier. In Davidson county, North Caroli na, several months ago, a man by the name of Patrick, .Mr. John T. Patrick, started in to build a new town. He ha4 the location. It was on the line of the new railroad-The Winston Salem Southbound Railroad. The first thing that Mr. Patrick did and this is that which at tracted attention most of all, was that before going after the people for the new town, he went after industrial plants. These plants were persuaded to locate in his town and establish factories in order that there might be work for the coming people. In this way Mr. Patrick started the new town of South mont. The same plan would work right here with any of the towns in otir county and it would be the best work for the progressive business and professional men' to undertake. Unitedly make an effort to induce manufacturers to locate in our towns and pro vide for the. employment of peo ple and then the people 'will come. Over there in that new town-Southmont-Mr. Patrick succeeded in securing two silk mills from Patterson, N. J.. and these two mills will employ sev eral hundred people. Can't we do something like that at each town in Pickens county? PEOPLE ARE TAKING NOTICE "The most striking thing, to 9me, about the recent November election and the trend shown to ward Democracy throughout the nation," declared a keen ob serving citizen a short time ago, "is the very evident fact that the people of the entire country have become decidedly more ac oainted with the workings of the tariff. The way to g'et next t6 any man is through his pock et-book and- the people of the country are just beginning to learn that after all the tariff really does make them nay more for clothes, articles of food and other nece'ssaries of life. The increaing cost of living cannot be escapedi by anyone who lives and the fact that the people of England pay less for American beef and other food products and less for American sewing machines, steel rails, watches and other manufactured articles than the people at home, where these things are produced, can not be explained to the satisfac tion of the voters. "The tariff, more than' any thing else, and pi-obably more than everything else, caused the people to turn from the Republi can party. It is too evident that through the leaders of that par ty the big trusts which manu facture and sell a large propor tion of the necessities of life and the great number of manufac tured articles have pretty much their way in forming the tariff and influencing the 'government generally." It don't always pay a county to fool with an audit company. In Fairfield county the grand jury employed the Sheldon Aud it comnany, at an expense of $650, to make an examination of offices in that county. Upon the report of their expert, the grand jury found an apparent shortage of $563.59 to be accoun ted for by Mr. A. LT Scrngs as H. Wise, at present. and for 30 years, auditor of Aiken county. to re-audit the books, with the result. that after due and thor ough investigation, he found that treasurer Scruggs was not "short" but was "long" to the amount of $26.11 more than his, books called for to cover his en tire indebtedness to the state, county and school funds.' Competitiv e Compositions. To the Teachers of Pickens County. The D. B. Johnson Rural Improvement Association of Winthrop College offers a large picture, a copy of one of the masters, framed in, oak, to any pupil from the rural districts of the state, writing the best essay on "The Five Pictures that I would Choose for a School room" and "why this essay will be examined for originality and research." Any country boy between the ages of fourteen and twenty years may compete for the picture under the follow ing rules: 1 All papers must be sent to Miss Johnnie Mae Lynch (W. N. I. C.) Rock Hill, S. C., before April 15th, 1911. 2 Pupils may avail them selves of every aid in obtaining subject matter; the acomposition should be their own, 3 The picture will be won for the school of the successful com petitor. not for the individual. We 'would be glad to corres pond with ant teacher or pupil concerning this offer or concern iug any other problem, such as those relating to selection and I buying pictures, books,- mater als, etc., for the school. All such requests should be accom panied by a stamped envelope. Johnnie Mae Lynch, Frank Lesesne, Pres. Sec'y. North Pickens Appointments. The following are the appoint ments of Rev. E. L. Thomason, Pastor of the North Pickens cir cuit for the Year of our Lord, 1911. Let everybody encourage the preacher by keeping his ' ap pointments in mind and giving him good congregations: Porter's Chapel 1st Sun. 11a. m. Friendship 1st Sun. :3 p. m. Bethel 2d Sun. 11 a./m. Nev: Hope 2d Sun. :3 p. m. McKinnie's Chapel 2d Sun 11 a. m. Salem 4th Sun. 11 a. m. ".he Best Salesme. IT he bes5t sah*lesme :are those who are a1lways tryig to be-ome.~ better ,.:1 s ten. T1heyk aire the menz who( are' try neito) ie::rn anud to juoprove. They~ are the meni wVith the ope] in1s. Open mindedess s the w.illinguess t acept suggestUins. Thef mapu who. isowvs it :111 S is !ta d in;. (n t he bam ~ :a pe plnee~d by th Ut-oci iiler* whou is waiting for im with aclubi just around the cornor. -Col:i'r's weekly. Do You Get Up , With a Lame Back? Kidney Trouble makes You Miserable. Almost everyone knows of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder remedy, be l~J cause of its remark - able health restoring properties. Swamp 4 T Root fulfills almost Jj every wish in over; ir~ coming rheumatism, ii~ pain in the back, kid \ neys, liver, bladder - and every part of the - - rmary passage. It - ----corrects inability to hold water and scalding pain in passing it, or bad effects followinguse of liquor, wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to go often through the day, and to get up many times during the niglt. SwampRoot is not recommended for everything but if you have kidney, liver or bladder trouble, it will be found just the remedy you need. It has been thor oughly tested in private practice, and has proved so successful that a special ar zangement has .been made by which all readers of this paper, who have not al ready tried it, may have a sample bottle sent free by mail, also a book telling more about Swamp-Root, and how to findoutif youhav'ekid neyor bladder trouble. When writing mentioni reading this generous "" offer in this paper e.nd send your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Hom. m,.mwarp.nc. Binghamton, N.Y. The regular fifty-cent and one-dollar size bottles are sold by al druggists. Don't make any mistake but remember the name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the ad Now Ooing0 An opportunity which thq public S i as never had before-Th of se ]e1 ing from the Mammoth *-Stock of 1 g which I Carry. 1 per cent is lcouni on all CLOTHING-Consising of - Men's, Boys' and Children' suits and overcoats. Also on all kinds ot Pants. While this sale lasts ever hing wj11 he sold for SPOT CASH ALL ALTERATIONS FIE L ROTHSCHLD "THE TAILOR"'' GREENVILLE, S. C. A Life Amusement. Three-Near-old Loren was pulling baby's pink toes for amusement. Papa. who was holding baby said. "Be care-. ful, son, you might puil his toes off." To which Loren replied. "Oh. no. dad dy. they won't come off: they's got nails in 'em."-Delineator. Sto t of Comth m-nP County of Pickens. Court of Common Pleas. T A Summons for Relf - - -Conila i. Ser W. H. Ambler plantff. Aibhh- A. B:4rrot T. .,-mw< L A nbler, R. L. Ambler. Soiie Di-kTs W. A. Gil reath and M. A. Brazeale, - My patrons have sh me Defendanstry To .h.- Deals antsaixwe ramed: their appreciation by t vol Yo. ar-- tr-y summoune and re- ume 'of business they ha v quired to arswer I complaint m this ye io cw.n b ahie cajy~ i-rewith serv- en me during the year 9O, ei u1o0n iUu. and ios.' ve a einpy of your - ia, r the, si* conn.r on 'he for which I hope that eh of -i, C c I r, at ivir offie at Pick-.. C. *areuth crolira within you individually will ac my twenty d'a %S'if ter tb.. -rvice hereof, idvdal cm exclusive ) rt day of sudi -, rvice; and; thanks. My business lach if you fail to answer t complaint year since I came to ens -ithin tht- -imie afores-ed. the Plaintiff iiis ai - p -' urt for has been constantly ging the r-wf d1-m11ande'l sen ~mcqjiplant. Dated L-. 15, A D. ..19 and we hope to merit 4on ~ a r : oneys. tinuance of your confiden, (a -C-B"'e c--ie..J. N. HALLUM, Mar er, T . I lm LT H E R X AI.L:TO1 we a eyi grot'a eful I it........' It -Piclens D u~p~ BILIOUS? CONSTIPATED ? it up~C HiE A DAC HE? By your liberal -trade 0 have helped us to strow fic - -ers on the grave of i910, a we are very grateful toy for your kindness. We are going to continue give you the very best gooi for as small amount of mont as we possibly can. FOR Hoping you have had SPrE V REIEF. merry Christmas, and Wishini you a happy New Year, - We are, Near19 Eversbody - Yours Truly. SIMONS LIVER RiODLATOR "WoT YOU?