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Subscription Price One Dollara Year
In Advance.
Entered at PicXiens FostomCe as Second Class
Mail matter
THUESDAY EB. 23 1911
ought to Know Better.
Senator Root is a bright man
-bright enough, in fact, not to
press the point that Southern I
lynchings were evidence of the I
South's disregard of the Four
teenth and Fifteenth amend
mients. There have been far too
many lynchings in Northern
states to make such an argu
ment serviceable. Lynchings
represent plain lawlessness and
barbarism, and while the South
has its share it has no monopoly
of the article. It should be said
finally, that all this is re c
I c
from the popular electivf of a
United States senator which
Mr. Root was d' ssinC.
Sringfield Republi .
Blease A the Field.
And so~ oes. It's Cole Blease t
again e field of politicians,
their efforts to take away
'm him the power heretofore
delegated to other governors, the
politicians are not only tryine to
hobble thegoyernor of SouthCar
olina, but the people of the state
who elected him. It is, in effect,
saying, to them, "You have
elected your man Blease, but we I
will fix him so he can't do you
any good-we will shear him of
his power, and you can't help
yourselves." But the people
can help themselves. Ben Till
man, with his "driftwood legis
lature, "was treated in the same e
manner, but when he appealed c
to the people to give him a legis
lature in sympathy with his
administration, he got it-and
Cole Blease will get one, too, in
nineteen hundred and twelve!
Laurensville Herald. Y
'Lincoln and the South,
Time is the great appraiser. .
To read .how business is to beS
suspended in New Orleans in
honor of Lincoln's birthday is to
realize the truth of this. Fifty1
years ago, at this time, the1
states of the South were seced
ing, in fear of this very Lincoln. .
After his ~election as president,
and without waiting to see what
his administration, would be, ~
they left or tried to leave the t
Union, and fifty years ago last
Thursday Jefferson Davis was
chosen provisional president of
the new confederacy. And
^now, in 1911, New Orleans busi
ness men decide to c'ose their
stores and offices in honor of i he
man then~despised and feared'
Even before the close .of the
civil war the South reached a
truer opinion of Abraham Lin
coln than that which it held in
1861. His death was recognized
as a great calamity to the South.
More and more since then his
goodness and greatness have
been praised by the section
which once rebelled against him.
Now it can be said that what
ever civil war animosities still
exist, hatred of Abraham Lin- t)
coln is not among them.-Buf- i
falo Express.f
Did Anybody Say "AbneyT' n
Gov. Blease on Wednesday
sent another message to the leg- li
islature, relative to the special g
judge controversy. The mes- f
sage was a lengthy and elabo- Io
rate argument in support of the1 I
governor' s views on the question a
in issue, but calm and dispas- s
sionate in tone throughout.'
Taking it all in all it is the most ft
statesmanlike and creditable 0<
paper that has y:3 ppeared x
over~ the goverovr's signture. nh
his; metssages on tis phm.I In
another colu~nm we rin a N
synop~sis o)f this messaXe. iack of b
space alone preventire the re -
he message, for it is well worth
It appears to the writer that
x0v. Blease has made out his
:ase. Unless he has misquoted
he law, unon which he bases
is argument, there is no appar
nt flaw in his reasoning and
1s conclusion is sound and log
1ical. Our sympathies are nol
vith the governor in this matter,
or we seriously question thE
visdom of committing into thE
iands of any one man the abso
ute power to appoint a judge t(
)reside over any court, even foi
t special term, but under a rea
;onable construction of the con
titution this power seems to
-est solely with the goYrnor. as
xov. Blease cons it does.
sumter Item. -
As.sd general proposition it
"b stated that a man who
arries a revolver' is 'either a
oward or [a criminal. There
re exceptions, of course, so
on't get excited if you happen
) have a six-shooter in your
There is altogether too much
istol-toting in this country, and
Le laws prohibiting the carry
ig of concealed weapons are
cactured to a* frazzle in every
omMunity, with little or no
ifect upon the part of the au
Lorities to prevent such vio
Of the 185 homicides in the
ity of New York last year. as
bown by figures just issued
rom the coroner's office. 108
rere firemen murders. One
undre-1 and eight persons-two
ictims each week-were shot to
eath in the metropolis by irre
ponsible, assinine,inept wretch
s who went about the. streets
arrying concealed revolvers.
lost of the murd :rs throughout
e country are pistol murders.
b is so easy and so handy to
ull a gun and pump lead into
our best friend if he steps on
our toe or into the stranger who
isputes your right to a street
ar seat!
Some men can carry a revolver
rth safety to themselves and to
ociety, but7 the average- man
ho has the pistol-toting habit
; a serious menace to humgn
fe, apt at any time or place to
risuse his weapon. Many men
ancy that they must carry re~
olvers because of the possibility
f needing the weapons "in self
efense." Others tote pistole
ecause of the inane delight they
ake in being armed, putting on
wagger,_going about boasting
f the fact that they are "loaded
or bear." All this disgusts the
aan of real courage and respon
It is high time that a general
rusade be started against the
istol-toters, to the end that
nocent victims may be saved
.nd the toters themselves kept
if the gallows or out of the
enitentiary. IRevolvers are use
uli chiefly in target practice.
o a rule they are mighty poor
ocket companions. - George
>wn Times.
An Unusual Life Story.
A days ago there died in a New
ork public institution one of
ae most remarkable men of the
mes-Owen Kildare, ex-tough,
rmer, prize-fighter-once a
lowery rounder, poet, lecturer,
ovelist and philanthropist.
Kildare is said to have begun
fe as a waif. Anyway he
rew up in the slums, where
rce of muscle and quickness
E feet are the tests of merit.
eing strong, he was a leader.
nd became a prize-fighter of
>mel importance.
WXhile emlored als a bouncfler
r a Bowerv saloon, h a
~casion oneda o efn a
oman against t h ir'sults of
ong the stt tmme ;u
h 3spoke4 to her insolant!
C' do(ubt Kildare imlflt had
on gilty of such conduct re
~atedly, but when the neatly
idg them a scornful glance, re
marked. "And you pretend to
be men" a blow from Kildare's
right sent the chief offender, an
old associate, to the sidewalk.
The girl passed on, little know
ing the high qualities she had
aroused in the unlettered, un
couth being who had come to
her defense so gallantly. From
then on for some time Kildare
trailed her about the streets,
respectfully but secretly, until
one day she spoke to him, and
invited him to her home. Hj~
was more than thi , ' -old
and kn . -letter in the
.a a .a is good angel, who
was a public schoolteacher, be
gai to teach him, and drilled
him through the primers on up
to real book intelligence. They
fell in love. He changed his
occupation and became a decent
man. A few days before they
were to be married, she died.
I Overwhelmed by grief,Kildare
lay :on the brink of the grave
for weeks. When he got up he
sought the flowing cup. and,
trying to drown his sorrows,
drifted back into the old crime
infested haunts. This time he
knew how to read, and found
in books a relief superior to that
suppiled by intoxicants. He
thought of writing. penned a
romance based on his own sad
experience, calling it "My Ma
mie Rose." and it was one of
the most popular pieces of fic
tion published that year, and
was late'r staged under the title
of "The Regeneration," but the
pky failed.
He wrote a great deal more,
essays, short stories and verse,
and his matter was rarely re
jected by the magazines, one of
which' made him associate
He met another girl, a woman
of intelligence, and they were
married. Ambition spurred him
on to overwork, and a nervous
breakdown came, which was
accentuated by financial trou
bles.. A fall in the subway in
jured his brain, and he became
insane. He was removed to an
insane asylum. There was no
chance for recovery, and, with
his consent and by his advice,
his second wife obtained a di
vorce and wedded another.
She visited him frequently.
and saw that he wanted for
nothing, and was by his side
when death ended his remark
able career.
The story of his life would
furnish excellent material for a
written romance. His career is
another proof that fact is
stranger than fiction, and it
also shows that it is never too
late to mend.
Tempting Champ Clark.
*Mr. Bryan puts the country
on notice that the -Hon.
Champ Clark measures up pret.
ty well to his concention of the
sort of man the Democrats
should nominate for the presi
dency next year-the detailed
specifications may be had by
consulting the Commoner from
week to week-and Mr. Clark
on his part has for some time
shown sighs of entertaining the
opinion that his party might go
farther and fare worse. If
Champ will take our advice,
however, he will get Oscar Tin
derwood and Ollie James or
some of his other trusty hench
men to bind him hard and fast
to that speaker's gavel, either
that or else stuff his ears with
cotton that he may not hear the
voice of the tempter. Champ
has a great chance to carve a*
niche for himself in the temple
of fame, but if he does so it will
be as a snece~ ssor of Unchs Joe
Cannon nlo t WO ill iaml[ Howardl
Taft Se*ven vic pres-idents
hae one to the :a house,
of the most brillian a
cou ntry has pro'd. " ..
served in that capa
a position in which
friends. Uncle Joe Cannon
must smile as hints of Champ's
aspirations are conveyed to him.
So must Uncle Judson Harmon
as he turns back and takes an
other look at the last election
returns in Ohio-over a hundred
thousand majority he had,
wasn't it? Moreover, let it not
be forgotten that Dr. Wilson up
in New Jersey still has those
woolen socks.-The News and
Heriapan Prepared to Lick Russia.
The truth is that the Japanese
from camp followers to com
mander-in-chief were prepared
for war and the Russians were
not. From the day that Russia,
aided by France and Germany,
forced Japan to cede back to
China some of the fruits of her
victory over the Chinese from
that hour Japan nursed and
fed fat her rankling grudge and
bided her time as deliberately as
a tiger waiting to spring.
While I was in Japan an Eng
lishman told me that immedi
ately after Russia forced Japan
to give her victor's spoils he was
amazed by the trendous interest
in the military drills in all the
Japanes- schools. and when he
ask(I what it meant there was
on..- frank answer: "ve are
ge'tting rea(dV to lick Russia.
It sh:.uid also be obuSe'ed th a
wh- rhe r:r came on the Jan
anes: " :1".nly i0in a:state of
preparedness 5o fa r as battle
Ship)s and airmy drill and muni
tion of war weie conscerned, but
they were also prepared in the
vital matter of proper medical
attendance. "When your
American soldiers went with
Shafter into Cuba the army
was utterly without a proper
medical corps and the death
rate was disgracefully high, but
the first Japanese who fell in
crossing the Yalu were taken at
once to the best of Japanese
surgeons and cared for in the
most approved of modern mili
tary Hospitals." So said a
frank Scotchman to me yester
day, and in the light of the of
ficial statistics I could say noth
ing in palliation of the unpleas
ant allusion to America. When
the war in Russia ended Baron
Takaki, Surgeon- General of the
Japaesearmy, boasted that
weesin the Spanish-Ameri
can war "fourteen men died
from preventable diseases to one
man killed on the field of battle
the Japanese had lost only one
man from disease to every four
from bullets. Characteristicaly
the Jananese had not worked
out any of the principles of med
ical science, sanitation and hy
giene which enabled them to
make this remarkable record,
but they showed their usual fa
cility in taking the white man's
inventions and getting as much
or more-more in this case-out
of him than he gets himself.
The Japanese record stowing
in such amazing fashion whi t
a wisely directed health organi
zation may accomplish is worth~
remembering not only in con
nection with plans for military
efficiency, but also in connec
tion with plans for public health
work in the South. Every
State should spend five times as
much for this work as at pres
ent.- Clarence Poe, in Raliegh
(N. C.) Progres ive Farmer.
A Thought.
It is better to lose health like
a spendthrift than to waste it
like a miser. It is better to Jive
and be~ done with it than to die
daily in the sick room. All who
have meant good work
with their whole hearts have
done good work, although they
may die before they have thce
time to sign it. Every heart
that has beat strong and. cheer
ully have left a hopeful im
pulse behind it in .the world.
H~oert Louis Sten~ anuson.
Tax )Notice.
..l licens'' was (due thle city
Pftickens '/or the year 1911. are:
e and c< llectie oni or by the
~25 of r bruary and must be:
paid b) - :hat tone.
U.B. LaBoon. Mayor.
J. Q..inore, Clerk
Dont you think it will pay you to use high grade f
zer? Our 8 4-4 goods is an ideal fertilizer for any crop,
any land. It takes just as much time and labor and troubi
to haul low grade fertilizer home and then put it in the groun
as it does our 8 4-4. 'The condition of the crop is the
and everything is the same, except the results. The 8 4
Wil1 make very much better crops. You can easily tell
diffrence in crops fertilized with 8-4-4 goods and crops fe
ed with low grade goods by riding by the cotton field,
farmers say that there must be a difference of 300 pounds o
seed cotton to the acre in the yield of the crop before the di
ference can be noticed The differeince in crops fertiliz
with 8-4-4 goods, and that fertilized with low grade g
is so apparant that there must be a. difference of 4o to 5
pounds of seed cotton to the acre, in fact there is frequenti
more than this. But call the increase 300 pounds of seed co
ton to the acre, this means at least too pounds of lint cotto
to the acre. The increase of roo pounds of lint cotton was
worth last fall from $13.00 tO $15.oo, and the increased. co
of the 8-4-4 is less than $3.oo to the acre, which is as little as
should be used. There is your profit At an increased cost
ot less than $3.00 per acre, you would have increased your
profit last year from $13.00 to $15.oo per acre. A number of
farmers in Anderson county last year who used Anderson
8-4-4 goods made around $40.oo clean clear profit on an . acre
of cotton.
They would not have done this if they had used 200
300 pounds of low grade fertilizer to the acre. We have, no
way of knowing what cotton will bring another year, %ut
whether it is high or cheap, the mor-e you make to the acre,
the\ more profit you will make to the acre. Anderson county
made :nore cotton last year than any county east of the Miss
issippi river. Anderson county would not have done this, us
ing 200 or 3(0 pounds of 1 w grade fertilizer to the acre. Ge
he best guano. Get the right kind of 8-4-4. Gct an 8-4-4
hiat is coiinudiced of nitrate of soda, blood, tankage, cotton
seeCI mez.1, and fish scrap. This 8-4-4 is backed up by- results
and perforimance. Hoof meal and horn meal run higher in
ammonia than blood, and will show a higher analys1s. - But
the goods made from them will-not make the crops that our
goods make. Our -4-4 is made of plant food, and the more
plant food you put in the ground the faster ynu will build if
up. There are some fertilizers made that wil not build up.
ycur land. We like to sell a goods that will make a satisfied
customer. Our 8 4-4 makes an enthusi.stic customer.
Whenever a man uses our 8-4-4 he begins to talk up Ander
son fertilizer. If you want goods of lower analysis we have
the best goods put in sacks, but remember that the best is the
cheapest. The nitrate of soda in this 8-4-4 helps you to get
a good stand and then makes the cotton grow off nicely from
the start. A man takes more pride in his crop and his hands,
will work it better if it gv6ws off from the start and loo
healthy than if it looks stunted. And then our 8-4-4 hel
the cotton fruit from the-ground up-and fruit is whtt you
after. Regarding the corn question, e 4n ind
of this, In 1909 there gas a
which there avr
a prize, iused Anderson Fertilizer. "What need have Are of
any further witnesses. -
Anderson, S. C.
J. R1. VANDIVER, Pr'-ident D. s. VANDIVERMana er.
FOLGER, THORNLEY & 00O., Agents. Pickens; S. C.
Clearance Ie;
To make room for ourAi
Spring stock we are going to
sacrifice all winter goods, and
makk special low prices onI
evcrything in stock. Jul good
value Soc chess goods to go.
at 4oc the yard, 25c at 20c, 15c
at 12% c, I24c at r oc, ioc at 91
8%rc and so on down the line.
All men's womens and child
rens shoes, mens and boys
hats, caps shirts and overalls.
All to go in this sale at reduc
ed prices.
W. B. Freeman,
"At the Old Stand"
Phone 459
~Th rand
R. L. Davis Proprietor - ta

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