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FICKE, . .:
THiRSDAY MAR. 2 1911
Report of Grand Jury.
To His Honory 0. W. Gage:
We, the grand jury, beg leave
to make this, odr final present
ment, for this ternrof the'court
We have passed on all bill
handed us by the solicitor, and
made such findings as in our
best judgment -the evidence
In accordance 'with His Hon
or's charge, we have ap~ointed
a committee-t'iodk into and re
port at ~the iiE9x* Ct rni of. the
courit the condiW n of the-publp
schools in Pickens county; and
said committee has been in
structed to co-operate with the
superintendent,'ri school trus
tees of each publc - school dis
trict, and furth rechiiended
that the supegtfndent'gf edq
cation publish. i thee county
paper the nantes pnd .purpose of
said committeg,.dIask the to-.
operation of a11blieeople ipthis
movement fotfi'be-tter edtuca
tion of our peoplg,
We have, gipittoe,. vis
ited the county; jig, "atd found.
it to be- well kt'p. , aid'ommehd
the sheriff for gdiligende and
care to all tIiit,'s'thereto per
taining. WN .al.s 4eartily ap
prove of the recnt.mprove
ments at the jail' in novikj -the
cells to tV e second stofry room.
Wehave also vsit'dthe coun
ty poor farm, by c9mmittee, and
found ten inniates 'there, who
seemed to be weil.ared fo,r, and
we approve of th'e efforts now
being made by our -supervisor
and poor farm steward looking
to the betterment of conditions
of same; and we further recom
mend that the. following im
provenients be) begun with a
view of making the poor farm,
- niebltime in 'the near future,
efi'rely self-ststaiing, to-wit:
Vie'recomiend that the coun-,
ty poor fdrgn be )ut in a higL
stat- of cultivation, and .4hat
about five acres of the beb'I land
on the place be charecd/ach year
for the term of fewt years, and
the wood cut therefrom be used
at the farm and court house and
any b~alance sold, and Put said
land so cleared in a high state
of cultivation, and spend more
money . for im)provemn Wts on1
said1 farm and less for supplies
in the future.
Also that the poor' house he
tin ished andl painted, a nd that
the( yards around Same1 he0 im
proved and m adle attractive and
W~'e also recommnenid that the
snpervisor tak'e proper steps ait
onice to pult tiling in to carr the
water under the road west of
Secona bridge if, in his judlg
men t, 1he deems) it necess5ary.
We0 also reconuneniOd that the
supervisor tak~e the proper steps
to have the county stock, kept
with the road scraper and county
chain gang, better treated and
-, . more humanely cared for.
Tlhanlking His Honor andl all
officers of the court for conrtesies
extended to us, we beg to be
excuised from further attend1
. ance at this term.
JNO. F. HAmuls, Foreman.
This '28th February, 1911.
After the American Music Co.
abandoned their contract with
this paper to conduct a popular
ity voting contest and to give
away a piano, we have been be
sieged to carry it out to a com
pletion. Many of our subscrib
ers were getting interested, and
several young ladles had signi
fied their willitigness to enter
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we feel It encumbent.gon 'us
to hearken ithir wiehes, land
ableIM@ i ' onexhi
bib i' s 1 e it.
We ate i ing with the
Kimball, Everette, Cable and I
other standard manufacturers, I
and the one furnishing the best I
instrument and the best guar
antee ts- the one we will buy. I
And right here we want to say I
it will be no cheap "'thimble- I
rig," but a Standard instrument 4
one which the retail dealer -
would ask you $400 for, and one
wilch he and the maker, both,
would be glad to give you an
iron clad guarantee on.
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The Real Glory of a Nation.
This paper agrees with Mr.
John Bright, one of England's
most famous statesman, that
the real glory of a nation is not
its achicvements on the battle
fields but the prosperity that is
achieved along the lines of peace,
transquility and contentient.
Mr. Bright says: .I believe
there is no permanent greatness
to a npibn except it be based
up9n -'inorality. ''I do not care
fpI' military renown. I care for
tho condition of the people
among whom I live. There is
no man in England who is less
likely to speak irreverantly of
the crowvn and monarchy cf
England than I am; but crowns,
coronets, military display, the
p)omlP and pride of war, wide
colonies, anud a huge empire, are
in my view, trifles light as air,
and not worth considering uin
less wvith thenm you can have a
share of comnfort, contentment
and( happiness among the great
bodly of the people. Palaces,
baron ial castles, great halls and
stately mansions do not make
a nation. The nation in every
'oilnntry dwells in the cottage;
and1 unless the light of your
constitution can shine there,
unless the beauty of your legis
lation and the excellence ot your
statesmanship are impressed
here on the feelings and condi
tion of the peoplle, rely upon01 it
hou have yet to learn the dluties
Justice and Eauality.
Above all else' the greatest
(quality of mercy or justice
should be0 equality. So often it
is that we see the people of the'
world turn up)on the poor unfor
tunate wretch who has gone
wrong and push him furthur
down in the abyss of degreda
tion simply because he lacks
money or influential friends.
And still more often we see these
same people recognize and coun
tenance a man who has done
the same thing but who has been
fortunate enough to accumulate
wealth or to gain friends. True
manhood Is inade of sterner
stuff and its objects of criticism
should be treated alike. The
condonation of any dishonest
act will not often tend -to reform
the actor but when one who has
seen'-his own soul blackened by
his, own hand sean tnhesame
nine 1her rpen ,h r*#saved
riom the terrible' n Of
publi' opinion by th pr of
wealtli or the Posesion of
riends, it is enough to add bit
erness 'to remorse "and turn the
nitiate in crime to a 'ardened
riminal. It is 'always est to
emper justice with mercy and
o judge not but if there be in
he mind of any' man a scale of
rimes which must cause hir
o withhold that 'pity which iE
lose. kin to mercy, then,.tt be
ust, he, must give his conteqpqpt
xo all alike- to the rich and tc
he poor--to those who, %should
know better as well as to those
who *e Athe upfounae .vic
'imsB4 a lack of training..
If men judge and condormi
te his sentence be. withou$.ea.
)r favor. Real Justice should
be, an21 is; equality.
Babies Keep off Divorce
In" his sermon last 'Sunday
DArdinal 'Gibbons spoke al
length uponthe divorce evil ipro
nouncing it a. .social sco'urge
more blighting than Mormon.
ism. At the sampe hour )i 'i6
the'same city- of i1timore, b i
at another :churoh, the,- Rev.
William. J. Ennis,- S. -J., .ably
assisted by the Rev. John OCn:
don, .. J., was engaged in the
heroic task of pronouncing '
special blessing .upon bet Weer
300 and 700 babies.
Here is a whole sermo' in-a
nut shell. How many divoices
have been saved by balies
Who shall say? But cent6rof
common joy and conimon apre.
hension, it is safe to assertithat
many a trifling mnisunderstan i
ing would have gr6ivn into hol
ness, coldness into dislike, (is
like into enmity, a d enmnltV
have led to the breach oF-uft'
The flame of love burns hikh'
but is only too often self-donsum.
ing. The fire of domestic 'af
fection turns to glowihk embers
then, alas! to cinders and ashes.
If the man abd the woman are
sufficient to each other,' "it Is
well, if each is self sufficihnt'it
will often answer. He goes his
way, she hers, and the amenities
f a respectable union ar6 pre
3erved without the blessings.
But the baby-how he trans
Forms the situation! His littkc
red cars are just like his papa'E
and the fond mother, who be
Fore looked upon said particulai
ipnendages with a jaundiced
aye, is once more preposs'essedlin
bheir favor. And that littk
tuft of fuzzy hair, exactly
reaching the spot to which his
father's gradually th inimer lockf
have retreated-every compari
son is fraught with prlomlise of a
better und~erstanding between
the two in the future. And if
it's a little D~orothy the result is
just the samie. "Look at hi*'
'hem, general contour--she's the
si't image of you 01(d girl.''
And so the good priest bless
them on earth and say: "hLet
them howl, or howl, or cry, or
smile, or laugh. Tl'e miore
laughing anid smiling the bet
The First Bale Nigger.
Uncle Remus' Magazine gives
the followving account of D)eal
we cant takt' care
. i~n anything in urunha ny tim
tisorpIeasure*, privilege andl dui
yon will find we have a linei of got
can get spe3cial medlicinlea, iioods o
you wdll never have regrets if you
tion work done by
* THE REva
Jackson, a colored man ofrDoo1
Just a plain negro, without e
day of schooling in all his life
not knowlig his age or who wa
his fathr-a plantation darkey
if you please-who moves alonj
in his own way-peacefully
without ostentation or noise
And yet a negro with a purpos
and, better still, a negro with i
record for accomplishment
which, in its way, stands out a
boldly and significantly as th<
record of Booker T. Washingtoi
in its way.
You wouldI't think such:'i
record would go unsung yea:
after year; that a short item it
some of the papers of his stat
once a year would be all.that h
got of fame gnd glory; tha
outside of his own county h
would be unknown; that of al
the magazine articles whic
have appeared on the negr
question and the. negro race ih
the South, his name would ne
be among the mentioned.
Such, however, has been th
pitiful way the accomplishmeni
of Deal Jackson, negro farmei
have been heralded to the wor<
Who is this Deal Jackson, th
negro who barely is able to rea
and write his own name? Whn
has he done deserving of fani
"Deal Jackson has produce
'the first bale of cotton east
the Mlssissippi for thirteen co:
,secutive years, in spite of th
fiereest competition from iner
b'rs of his own race and of tI
white farmers of the South.
He has raised; ginned au
marketed the first bale for thi
teen consecutive- years!- Stui
the significance of that!
Ile has in one year raised ar
marketed as - many as five bal
of 'cotton --before any oth
farmer: east of the Mississip
raised one bale.
He has, by his own effort
and with the 'handicap of not
day's: schooling in all his lif
made $100,000 in farming, ax
become the third or fouri
wpalthiest man in his county.
And in a county, too, whic
before:the war, had the. distin
tion of being the third or four
wealthiest county in the Unit(
States per capita of white po
North Pickens Appointments.
The following are the appoir
ments of Rev. E. L. Thomaso
Pastor of the North Pickens ci
cuit for the Year of our Lor
1911. Let everybody encourai
the preacher by keeping his a
pointments in mind andl givit
him good congregations:
Porter's Chapel 1st Sun. 11a. r
Friendship 1st Sun. 3 p. m.
Bethel 2d1 Sun. 11 a. m.
1New Hope 2d Sun. 3 p. mi.'
McKinnie's Chapel 2d Sun
Salemi 4th Sun. 11 a. m.
Pickens Lodge N'o. '12
K. of P.,
IStated con vention 8:30 p. m ...u'm
Ievening aftrr thie lat aI'I 4 1 MS o:i't.
W~ork sdb.-nd for all 11hel R,4
All vikitors corrlially .n val
By order or
A. M. MOICIC S. K. of R. uased M.
oft you awd supply
y to see th'at your every want -is
da second to none in the state and
pres~riptions8 for you
trade with or have your prescrip..
Dont you think it will pay-you to use high gra e ferti
zer? Our 8 4-4 goods 'is antiddal fertilizer for any..crop, 0
any land. It takes just as 'much tidme and labor and troubi
to haul low grade fertilizer home and t1iewput it in the groun
as it does our 8 4-4. The condition 'of the crop is. the saM
and everything is the same, .except the results. The 8.4.k
will make very much better crops... -You can easily tell tht
difirence in crops fertilized with 8-4.4 kods and cro' tetiliz
ed with low grade goods by riding 'by the cotton field.. Good
[farmers say that there must be a differende of 3 *,pounds of
seed cotton to the acre in the yield of the crop before the dif
ference can be noticed The difference :in crops fertilized
with . 8-4-4 goods, and that, fertiljzed; with 'low grade goods
is so apparant that there must be a difference- 04o to 500
pounds of seed cotton to the acre, in fact there is frequently
more than this. But call the increase 300 pounds of seed cot.
ton to the acre, this means at least- .oo pounds :of lint. cotton
to the acre. The increase"of'ro pounds of lint cotton was
worth last fall from $ 3-o0' $r5oo,-;and:the, increased.. cost
of the 8-4-4 is less than $3.o i& the acre, Which is as little -.0
should be used. There is your profit. At an increased. cost
o0 less than $3.00 per acre, you would have. rincreased your
profit last year from $1 3.00 to $15.o0 per acre. A number of
farmers in Anderson county last year who used Apdersd 1
8-4-4 goods made around $4o.oo cleanClear profit on an acre
of cotton. .
They would not have done this if they had used 200 or
300 pounds of low grade fertilizer to the acre. We have' no
way of knowing what cotton will bring' another year, 'but
whether it is high or cheap, the -more you' make to -the acre,
d the more profit you.will make to the acre. Anderson eounty
made .-nore cotton last year than any 'county east of the Miss.
issippi river. Anderson county would not have done this, us.
d ing 200 or 300 pounds of low grade -fertilizer to the acre. Get
the best guano. Get the right kind of .8-44. Get an 8-44
that is compounded of nitrate of soda, blood,.tankage, cottonk
seed meal, and. fish scrap. This 8-4-4 is backed-up by results
and performance,, Hoof Meal and horn meal run higher in
ammonia than blood,'and will show a high . analysis. But
the goods made from them will not.make the crops that our
d goods make. Our 8-4-4 is made of plant food, and the more
r- plant food you put in the' grouncl the faster ynu will' build it
up. There are some fertilizers made that will not build up
your 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.
r 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 offnicely from
the start. A man takes more pride in his crop aid his hands
will work it better if it grows off from the sta't and looks
healthy than if it looks stunted. And then our, helps
h the cotton fruit from the ground up-and fruit is w t you are
after. Regarding the corn question we will just r ind you
of this, In k9o9 there was a corn contest in this. in
which there were six prizes awarded, and every ho pt,
a prize, tised.Andersoh Friliz er. IWfza-e'ed havew o
3d any further witnesses.'
ANDERSON PHOSPHATE & OIL CO.
J. RL. VANDIVERL. PrVaident Anesn S . ANDIVER, Manager.
FOLGEIR, T HORNLEY & 00O ' 'u. w, s. ID.
To make room for our
.Spring stock we are going to
sacrifice all winter goods, and
mnakk special Iowv prices on
evcrything in stock. A1l good
i1 vailue 50C chess goods to go
at 4oc the yard, 25c at 20c, I 5c
at 12!./2, I 2yse at loc, ioc at
8%r'c and so on down the line.
All men't~s womenls and child
rens shoes, muens and boys
hats, caps shirts and overalls.
All to go in this sale at redluc..
W. B. Freeman,
At~ t he (Old Stand"W
[FOR THAT KEG 0OF
HO T TOM'
THE DRINK THAT REACHES THE SPOT
Pickons' Botiing Wor,
R. L. Davis Proprietor