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PIlKENS SEN INEL JOURN
Hen~r-I 9prie2*1*1903 a Picetso, So Vs. as uaecosd CIUG malil Onager, Under act oreosagresig of M~arch 3, 1879 418t Year PICKENS. 8. 0.. JUL 1 6, 1911N Uoonee, Pickens and Orangeburg. Pickens and Oconee are more nearly inotntain counties than any in the State, but the larger part of the terrstory of both is hill country similar to that of Anderson and Laurens. In both the white population heavily preponderates. Each has three or four cotton mills, Oconee was formerly a part of Pikencs' county, so in every way the characteristics of tqe two dis tricts are similar. In the ten years Oconee gAin A ).3,703 inhabitants, about 16 orifjo centum, of which the growth of the towns of West minster, M,, alhalla, Seneca, West Union uid Salem accounts for about 1, The mountain township of ' iewater now has 603 inhabitan -.or 105 lesd than it had 20 yea I ago. In the same way Chatto ga town ship has lost 32 in the 20 years. Pulaski has lost 115 in 0 years. All the gains are in t 9lnshI]s jhaving villages. The * town of Westimt1iniste. has a I m os t doubled in 10 years and e.fs with 19 inhabitants of being a j Il)1" lous as Walhalla, the cgunty se-at, though the later t *u"s less than a half a mile :.listant fro - West Union, wi-h ' a328 in ants. Wlest Un ion is cally a part of ..Talhalla o good reason e. xists for a .te incorporation." Center t l-hip, which has n town, ga d nearly 800and ext ept as to that -ueVIion tfm . ils trates again the movement from the farms to the villages. Pickens has gained 6,047 in habitants in the decade, of + which 3,700 must be accredited to the towns of Easley, Liberty, Central and Pickens C. 11. Easley leaps from 903 to 2,983, a splandid growth to be attributed in the main to cotton mill build in. rThe town of Easley gains more than Easley township, the developments being exceptional in that the cotton mills are situ ated .within the town limits. _V, iusville, Puiimpkintowvn and Ea tatoe, m ounta14inI townships, all -.howv losses-an aggregate of 458. On the whole, the figures *indicate Pickens to be one of the miost p)rogressive and prosperous5 counItie's in) the State. TVhe rural township of Hurricane reveals an increase of 386 inhabitants in 10) years and 671 in 20) years. In the aggregate number of bales produced, Orangeburg is ~Lhe leading cotton county in the State and( among the leading counties in the world. Its loss in the decade, of 3,550 is explain ed by the carving out of Cal houn county almost wholly from its territory, but this was in part compensated b)y additions of territory from Berkley and other counties. Orangeburg 1s a groat agricultural domain, having the city of Orangeburg, with a population of 5,006 (the 'rp in being 1,451 in the decade), and~ 1 5 incorporated villages be sides. Five of the 23 townships show losses, but as none of the villages show gains of more han 400, the conclusion seems . follow that t he teni years ye b~een characterized by uni m and well distributed agri e tural development, with such accompanying village expansion as It would nAaturally cause. Oolumbia State. Fortner. In spite of the lon drouth, the crops in this section are looking fine. The new church now being erected at Pleasant Grove will soon be ready for the holding of services. Mr. Jas. F. Rizdon and fam ily visited relatives in the Griffin church section last Saturday and Sunday. They report a fine time, and say they will soon repeat the visit. Mr. D. L. Barker Ivisited his best girl on the Greenville side last Thursday. He says he thought he would leave home to see if he could turn a rain cloud this way. But we believe only part of this, as he is an old bachelor. We were sorry to read in your last paper an account of the death of Mr. Geo. W. Chap nian, of Sheridan, Wvo., who committed siiicide on account of a flirt. The construiction of t he Green ville & Knoxville Railroad is being pushed vigorously across the Blue Ridge mountain. The rails will be laid as far as Mr. Tlab Drake's, which is about three miles up the miomt-tain, by the 1st of September. We will be glad to see this road put through the hills to Knoxville, as it will be a big boost. to this part of the country. Mr. Editor, can you tpY me what has become of .thg supr of Pickens county? Neither one of these men has been seen in this section since the election let suier. There are some bad places in the roads, and we would be glad to see them come around. They have been ,weighed in the balance and found wanting. SwAm> RABnIr. Fishing and Seining. The Abbeville Press and Ban ner has the following warning to those modern Nimrods who would "fall afoul" of the "fin ny tribe" which might be of 'interest to some of our "sports." "Those wvho have been mak ing marvelous hauls of fishes with a seine in Abbeville county wvithin the past few months will be surprised to learn that in each instan ce thley su bjected them sel ves to a tine of $2() or implris onment of 30i days, for each of fense, if the law bad been en forced. "In the p~ecently pulblishedl statutes we find the following: "Section 2. That hereafter no) person or persons shall cast, draw. fasten or otherwise make use of any other seine or drift net, fyke net of any description, or use an y other appliances for catching fish in the wvateis of this state, other than privately owned ponds or lakes, except hook and line and~ ordinary bait. or by spoon or by artificial fly, or by phantom minnowv, or by artificial bait, between the first day of April and the first day of November of each year: Pro vided, that in the counties of Bamberg, Berkley, Olarendon, Collcton, D)orchester and Will iamsburg, the close of the sea son shall be0 between the first (lay of April andl the first day of August of each year. For vio lation of this section, the pt .y so violating shall be fined $2(> ,r imprisoned 30 days for each offense." Fear of Thunderstorms. The season for.thunderstormi has commericed. Some personi are unnecessarily afraid'of thun derstornis and some persons tak: unnecessary risks in then. Th: risk of being -struck by light ning js really very small, bu there is a risk, and it should nol be increased unnecessarily. Doors and windows should b closed when the thunder clou: is near, and if outside, on( should not stand under a tree. more especially avoiding higi trees, which, like a churci steeple, attracts lightning. It is well to know how far a thunder cloud is away, becausc there is no danger at all until i: comes near. and the knowledgc that there is no danv er helps tc steady one's nerves when the claps of thunder come. Here is the way to find out the distance of the cloud: Light travels at the rate of 186,300 miles in a second. Prac tically. therefore, you see the light-ning flash instantaneously, hut sound travels about 1,100 feet in a second. A watch with a second hand will enable aly on1e to estimate very closely the distance of the thunder cloud, by noticing how many seconds transpire betwveen the lightning flash and the thunder clap that accompanies it and multiplyine' thq ,tmber of sec onds by 1,100 f e- Vhen you ue satin find that thereed s ave second, w 1or instance, you can know that the cloud iE still a mile away and that there is no danger of any lightning stroke at that distance, no mat ter how loudly the thunder may roar. Many storms which cause some persons a good deal of fear do not come within striking dis tanee of them at all, and the danger is consequently alto gether imaginary. And even when a thunder cloud is exactly overhead the danger of being struck by lightning is very slight. The World Almanac inform us that in October, 190)0, the Weather Bureau issued a bujlle. tin regarding the damage done by lightning in this country and during the p)receding year. Tlhe total number (f strokes of of lightning which caused( dam. age was placed at; 5,527, the number of buildings injulred was 6,'25(i, the numb er of deathE caused lby lightning was 569, the number of per'sons injured was 820, and the numbewr of liv( stock killed in the fields was 4,251. These are the only sta tistics we have seen on the subject The Editor Was Right. I w'ant to thank Mr. TPhomp son for leaving off the Liberta man 's naime in the last paver. For my part I would like t( have hadl his namie printed, but knowing that Mr. Jim is a fali and level-headed man, ami knowving wvhat to print and wha not to print,. I am satisfied wit) his (decision. I will sure stick to the S. -J and1 its edit r an d while I an thanking i, . Thiompson fornio printing the Liberty man' name, I think theLiberty mnai ought to thank him ny9e. With best wishes tothe S.-J, [ am the same OLD J. D. MooiE Central As the leisure time of the 3 farmer approaches the various churches plan their revival cam paigns. The M. E. pastor ex pects to hold a meeting the last of July. The Presbyterians have engaged Rev. Wilcox, of Walhalla, to aid their pastor from August 14-20. The W. M. will hold their annual camp i meeting from Aug. 23-Sept. 3. Certainly the prevalent drouth this year ought to arrest the attention of the most careless. There is a higher power than iian, and this higher power e Christian, calls "God." here surely ought to be sonic time spent in learning His object I our individual creation. May t. e meetings all be successful. Mr. F. B. Morgan went to Nashville last week to attend the closing exercises of Vander bilt Univerity,where his daugh ter, Miss Mattie May, was a i graduate. It was a proud mo ment when he saw the parch ment placed in her hands and knew that the degree of A. M. had been coniferred upon her. 3ut. in addition to this she also receivked a certificate from her . raternity. the Phi Beta Kappa, This crtificate is only awarded to those who attain a high grade.. of scholarship, so It is a testimonial in itself. Miss Mat tie May has only been in Van derbiit for two years, and is to be warmly 'congratulated for finishing so successfully in that length of time. Your humble scribe is endeav oring, by every possible means, to call your attention to the fact that Central is a progressive lit tie city. In spite of heat, in spite of drouth, the "progress" goes steadily on. This week we mention the fact that a street is being straightened. Hereto fore a house, owned by Mr, A. J. Crane, has occupied a place that properly belonged inI a street. Consequently, up to this time, the people have followed the example of historic old Boston, and traveled a crooked street. But mathematicians have esti mated the time needlessly spent in following devious ways, and Central deci(ded to endure the cri-ooked ness iio longer. There fore, Mr. Jones is mioving the house to a lot by the side of Mr. hike, and will place it up1Onl a foundation there. This wvill mi ake the street which passes the schoolhouse a reaNl delight to the eve, and improve the appear ance of the town in gener'al. Central Correspondence. The home visitations by the comnmittees from the Sunday schools is~ already showing fruit in the increased interest. .5 Sun (lay school work. Virgil and ,James Swaney have returned tentheir home on College Hill, atter a month's visit to Asheville, 1N. C. The showers are refreshing but hardly frequent enough, or of sufficient duration to save the corn crop. Cotton seems to be blooming freely, however. Mi's. W. A. Matthewvs wvent to Greenville, Monday, having re ceivedl a message that her fath - er' was very sick with the fever, Iandl her imother, who is blind, had suffleri'( a fractured limb. The voung people of the Bap tist church have organized a B. Y. P. U. They meet ever'y Sun-) d)oay ntight andl are pr'epa ring for el~licientt worker's in the chturmch. Th'Ie Uniioin, the League and En deavor Societies have donel good service in educating younhg peo0 pie in the essentials of church >Dr. Dwyer' of New York, preached in the Baptist church at this place Sunday morning and in the afternoon at Mount Ollie, (colored). He is to give his stereoptican lectures to the colored people of Mount Ollie this week. The Doctor must have discovered the charm of our little city, as he is now con sidering the proposition to con duct a Shakespearian class here this winter. Mrs. W. L. Thompson with her children Grace and Murray returned to Central on Friday last. She has been traveling with her husband President W. L. Thompson, in the interest of the Wesleyan Methodist Col lege. She reports an encourag ing outlook for the school throughout the Piedmont sec tion of both North and South Carolina. People listened re sponsively to his addresses and promised both money and stu dents. His ability as a Bible in structor has also been highly I atppreciated. Mrs. Thompson returns to her hone weary in body but refreshed ill spirit. Miss Beth Harrington has zone to Athens, Ga., to attend the Summer school at the State University, during the month of July. She is preparing to fill her place as primary teacher of the Wesleyan Mei hodist'College. Miss Harringtoi holds a diplo ma from the Preparatory Do partment of the W. M. College and a first grade certificate from the Pickens County Board of Education, and has had some experience as teacher. In the Summer school she hopes to learn the best and latest meth ods of instructing the little peo ple and thus make the Primary Department the very best that is possible. Central is all right, but-there are rumors! We are not goivg to vouch for the truth of thei, but we want to give warning that the law abiding citizens of our little city are (etermined to make it a safe, clean place to live. It is whispered that there are ierchants who make "back door" sales on Sunda y; also that the drug stores are too free with their Sunday sales; also, that sonmething stronger than SOFT drinks is to be had somlewhere ini town. "A word to the. syise is sutflicient."' Th is is the warn - ing of mercy. We hope the vi olaters of the law and those whose dluty it is to enforce the la w will not compel the people to take nmatters into their owni hands. The Amierican publIic will endulire a great dleal, but there is a limit and w~heni that limit is reacH(he~l, BlCWA RE!! On Saturday, J uly 1st, there o)ccurred1 one 01 the most pleas a'..t ev~its of the season at the home of Mrs. Caroline Row)~land1, it b)eing Mrs. Rowland's 77th birthday and was a signal for the gathering of the clans. All the clhildren, grand-children (except two), andI a gr'eat-grand child were'( pr1esent. The four generations had theirI pictu res takeni together. Among the guests :>f the occasion wereo no tedl Mr. and Mrs. Chathanm of (Green vi lie, M essrs J amies and TIomi Rowlandl, passenger con (luctors on theO Souithern . The latter with his family came from Statesville, N. ('.; Mr. Clinton Rowland, our genial ho tel proprietor and family and Mr. Craig a nephew of M rs. Rowvland, from Labanon wvith his family. The visitors brIought wvell filled baskets, and ice cream was served, and on the whole, the dlay was one long to be remembered by everyone. We echo the hearty e' a" dha "Grandma" may see manjt more happy birthdays. *4* Mrs. Eddie Dacus, In meniory of Grandma Da cus we want to write. She was 87 years of age and had solved many problems in life, as those whoknew her best know. We would like to mention a few of her trials and sorrows through which she has passed, and then like the Psalmist of old passed through the Valley of Death. She went into (loath's chilling waves without a sigh or a frown. She was the widow of an old soldier, Orandpa W. M. Dacus, who died on the field of battle, and was the mother of eight Ahildren, so you can begin to see some of her sorrow through which she passed and to under stand that no one without God -ould stand where she stood. 3he united with the Baptist de iomination at the age of six een and died in the triumph of -hat living faith. Her dying equest was for the old hymn, 'Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone" to be sung at her funer ii She loved the "Old Rugged Cross,'' and was a per. 4istent worker, having spent iiany long hours at the old Lim,) loom throwing the shuttle too anmd fro, and it was while sh-e was thus engagled that the 'sad news that a band of those foot sore heroes were bringing the lifeless body of her husband and and their comrade from the field of battle. Ah, how sad, but he vyas gone, gone to the bourne from which no traveler ieturi. I can think how the tears of joy would flow when grandma and the children would read a letter from grandpa, and now in one of those letters, and this letter can he produced today, he hi parts the glad tidings of sins for given. She died at the hoIe of her, daughter, Mrs. B. B. Gilrtrap, after a lingering illness of sever.. al m)onths. She was tuly a good woman anld has gone to her rewal. L. H. Six Mile. This little town -was visited by at, good rainl Saturday eveling, wvhich wvas very be~neficialI to t growVing crops. T'he young p~eople's Iimeeting at Six Mile, last Sunday, was a Lr(eat sncess. Prof. Cim m-ave ~to inter(est inmg talk, h is su bjIect b~ein'g "Pu~1rpose of the Bible." Misses K atie andi M amie I 'ar r(ott sp)ent Sunday afternmoon) p~leasanltl y wvith the M'lisses Blickeri. tain View chureh Suniday. D~on't forg(et the all-day sing. inmg at Six Mile ne0xt Sumnday. Everybody come, A goodi time is promised to all wvho attend1. Mr. Sam Snow, of Simpson ville, a formier studient of the Academy, is spendling a time in and1 around Six Mile. It seemsi~ that Sam likes Si x Mile pretty well. Johnnie Bolding, son of N. Boldinig, was str'icken with con. / vulsions last Saturday morning. He is not any better, and there arec little hopes of his recovery./ Miss Nina (Griflin, of Gates, attended B. *Y. P. M., Sunday evening. WeT~ are always glad1 to have visitors come again./ Several of the young people f romi here attended the singing~ at Rice Creek last Sunday. A lot of fine( pianos have re cently been purchased in Six Mile. Agents have put instru ments in alrmost every home.