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THE PICKENS SENTINEL, Established, 1871. Y 28, 1
THEPEOPLAES'JOUR L, Es03 . tablished,1891 7
The Improvement and Maintenane
of Dirt Htghways.
It is a comparatively simple matter
to take care of the surface water on a
farm or neighborhood road, and with a
road machine several hundred feet of
good roadbed suitable for neighborhood
traffic can be shaped in a day of ten
hours. If the road is suitably crowned
so as to shed water into the ditches
and the surface is compacted with a
heavy roller, a useful neighborhood
road can be produced at wonderfully
small cost.
On a dirt road of this character a
wide tire will consolidate the surface
and steadily Improve the road, reduc
ing the cost of maintenance to a mini
mum, said E. L. Tessler, Jr., in an ad
dress before a South Carolina good
roads convention. If, however, narrow
tired vehicles are driven over a dirt
road the roadbed will be cut up in a
s rt time, the water will lie in the
r*made by the wheels, and the labor
expefted on the road will be practi
cal'y thrown away.
If the road under consideration is in
a sandy section, a top dressing of clay
from two to three inches in depth
should be evenly spread and harrowed.
Then the whole surface of the road
bed shbuld be plowed up to a depth of
four inches so as to bring about two
inches of the sandy soil to the top.
This plowing should be followed by a
thorough harrowing so as to intimate
ly mix the sand and the clay, after
which the road should be carefully
scraped, so as to preserve a proper
cross section, and then the roller should
be put on, gradually increasing the
weight until the whole surface is com
pacted into a solid mass.
After the cost of building any road
comes the cost of its maintenance; b.",
,.,,the roadbed has been properly pre
pared and the surfacing well done, the
road can be kept in good order at com
paratively small cost. The cost of
maintenance will be in inverse propor
tion to the width of tires used on the
e method of making dirt roads
be summed up as follows: Clear
road of all roots and vegetable
er, drain all damp places, provide
he rapid removal of surface water,
rt e thesu utting on
e may be, mix the sand an ay
th( roughly, roll the surface to a hard,
evnbearing, and last, but not least,
k p on improving the roadbed by us
in~ broad tired vehicles.
Good and Bad Roads.
Ioallties where good roads have
e built are becoming richer, more
proslgerous and more thickly settled,
,whil~ th'ose which do not possess these
a~ges in transportation are either
at a ,tandstill or are becoming poorer
and "- ore sparsely settled, says the as
sistai t director of road inquiries. If
these &conditions continue, fruitful
far~ may be abandoned and rich
lands 'go to waste. Life on a farm of
ten omes as a result of "bottomless
road "isolated and barren of social en
joy ents and pleasures, and country
* ~ peop, in some communities suffer such
great disadvantage that ambition is
c , energy weakened and indus
tr7 P ralyzed.
e mprovement of Bithways.
t the national good roads conven
ti held in Chicago recently it was de
red that the improvement of roads
I'is'the greatest industrial problem in
e country. Besides effecting a saving
of more than $900,000,000 annually It
s said that good roads would solve
e problem of congestion in the cities
i enabling more persons to live In the
untry. __ _ _
*- Good Roads In India.
e streets of Bombay are excellent,
' tre generally the main roads
ghout India. They are thorough
acadamized or metaled and made
th by heavy rollers.
Good RKoad Notes
Missouri two-thirds of the reve
fromdramshops is set aside for a
V ~ Streets are to be paved with straw
Poland, the substance having been
e 'emically treated and pressed as hard
Et costs the farmers of the United
Stites nearly three times more than
those of Europe to market an equal
tonnage of farm products over primary
Judging from the published reports,
the application of petroleum on roads
seems to be growing more general.
Many hundreds of miles of roadway
are reported to have been successfully
treated in California alone.
A new method of doing away with
street dust being tried in France con
sists in applying to the streets and
roads a very thin layer of fluid tar.
The tarred surface thus made is sc
hard that horses' hoofs leave no visi
ble trace upon It, rainstorms do nc
damage to It and It lasts for many
weeks without renewal.
Mr. Joseph Pominville. of Stillwater
Minr., after having spent over $2,001
with the best doctors for stomach trouble
without reliet, was advised by bis drug
gist, Mr. Alex. Richard, to try a box o
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets, Hie did so, and is a well moan tc
* day. If troubled with indigestion, ba4
taste in the mouth, lack of appetite o;
constipation, give these Tablets a trial
and you are certain to be more thai
pleased with the result. For sale at 2
cents per box by Dr. G. W. Earle, Picb
ens and Dr. R. F. Smith, Easley,
Ofthe Commissioners of Pick
ens County for January,
February and March,
1903. Approved
and Most All
Pai d.
Name and Nature of Clai it.
Armour & Co. conv't sup. $ 57 51
Alexander J P " " 3 12
Anthony J R J, Bridge 10 00
Armour & Co, conv't sup. 61 88
Anthony James, conv't sup. 2 50
Brown James A. Bridge 5 16
Brazeale J M, wood for C H 3 00
Boggs J Frank, Road 42 00
Baker B C, mule, poor farm 106 00
Bolt J L, ex. lunatic 5 00
Baker R'H, Road 6001
Boggs A J C C P, stationery 5 50
Boggs W M, road 9
Boggs W M, bridge 7 28
Bolt & Webb med. service 25 00
Bruce J McD, in't on claim 81 85
Bowen A G, bridge 178
Burdine Annie, Conv't sup 157 50
Chappell E C conv't sup 29 36
Crerishaw W E, road 35 00
Clayton L G, ex. lunatic 5 50
Chapman S D salary 1875
Chapman S D, pay certifies 18 20
Chapman S D, stationery 5 76
Crenshaw J A, bridge 6 00
Chapman S D, salary 18 75
Childress R S lumber 4 85
Clayton J H bridge 2 30
Craig T E bridge 2 30
Chastain W H salary 10 00
Davis W W constable 3 10
Day Elias, road 5 50
Dickson W P conv't sup. 7 65
Davis W W bridge 3 55
Davis W.W, constable 3 65
Durham J A wood for C H 300
Durham L R bridge 1 00
Earle G W, med. for paupers 1-15
Ellenburg B P blasting rock 23 62
Easley Groc'y Co conv sup 4 19
Folger & Thornley conv sup 240 00
c "S I 8 70
Farmer B F bridge 2 00
Fennell J T bldg jail barn 168 00
Griffin Peter, digging grave 1 00
Griffith D J, convict hire 61 08
Griffith D J conv supplies 32 40
Good Roads Ma. Co ma m'l 11180
Greenville Tel. Co rant 1 67
Grantt W M wood for C H 575
Gravley W I road 1 00
Gassaway T H bridge 10 00
Grandy B E, building jail 500 00
Grumbles G B bridge 3 00
Grumbles G B road 3 50
Garrett C W conv supplies 14 35
Griffin Pete cleaning out C H 1 00
Griffith D J convict hire 60 00
Galloway J B road 125
Griffit J convict hire 60 00
Garrett 0 W convict sup 6 89
Gillespie J E road 50 00
Grumbles G B road 75
Gilstrap John, road 5 00
Good Roads Machine Co
Liberty for machine 31 32
Good Roads Machine Co
Easley for machine 31 32
Good Roads Machine Co
Dacusville for machine 31 31
Gravley A M N convt sup. 6 10
Gantt W Nwoodfor CH 6 87
Greenville Tel ('o rent. 3 34
Grant Thos L salary 10 00
Gillespie J E bridge 69 751
Holder J D, conv't sup 2 651
Hopkins J W constable 2 00
Hendricks David, road 2 00
Holder B L road 20 00
Heath Bruce Morrow Co
convict supphies 152 10
Harris Oscar, conv'e lun'tic 20 07
HolderMM wood for CH 5 00
Hendricks S D bridge 10 12
Holder M M road 6 08
Holder J D hauling wood 1100
Holiday T H convicts sup 24 75
Hunt WE salary 2 35
Harris T D convict supplies 12 45
Hammond W W conv't sup 6 50
Howard W E bridge 1 95
Hendricks W A conv't sup 6 85
Hallum R -T salary 73 47
Holder D S road 6 00
Hendricks D E road 15 00
Jones )7 W lumber, nails 1 10
Jekins WL salar'y 12.10
Jenning RH Ins on CH 119 16
Jones W D bridge 19 06
Jones W D road 53 77
Jennings B H returned to
sinking fund 3100 00
Jones Q T convict supplies 6 50
Johnson B C, equalizing.Bd 7 60
Keith E F salary 18 75
Keith E F salary 20 10
Keith E F salary 18 75
Knight J M lumber 3 30
Looper Joseph, road 3 50
Looper E F convict supplies 6 00
Lewis WV J road 1 00
Le wis John, bridge 50
Looper J Li, bridge 1 20
Looper JT poorfarm sup 1 00
Looper E F road 29 90
Lewis John, bridge 1 00
Looper J T conv'L supplies 7 35
Lathem J K Equalizing BdI. 8 40
Martin T W conv't supplies 2 00
McDaniel J H G con lunatic 86 15
Murphree F B poor farm sup 1 40
McDonald J C conv't sup 1 65
Mosee Robt, hogs poor f'rm 16 00
McDantiel, J H G salary 50 00
McDaniel, 3 H G dieting 21 00
Miller J S constable 11 85
Miller J S constable 7 90
Miller J S constable - 10 50
Miller J S constable 11 80
Massingill James road 4 05
Mahon & Arnold cony sup 57 90
Mauldin J S conv supplies 4 50
-McDonald 0 H bridge 2 75
McDanielJ HG salary 50 00
-McDaniel 3 H G Dieting 17 10
McDaniel P P constable 10 40
McKee WP road 2 00
Mauldin J B road 16 25
Miller J S constable 7 70
Miller J S constable 13 25
Miller J S coustable 10 15
u jMnldhn DM road 4 50
Mauldin Kirk, constable 12 10
Manly J D bridga 1 44
Manly J D road 75
Moon L F road 3 00
McDaniel J H G dieting 12 50
McKee J A convict sup. 70
Murphree F B poor frm. sup. 1 00
McDaniel J H G dieting 4 90
M cDaniel J H G salary 50 00
Newbery J B, J P ex lunatic 12 00
Newbery, J B, J P ex lunatic 12 00
Nalley P B, road 7-00
Newbery J B, stationery 3 11
Porter P H, convict supplies 10 00
Pickens R R Co frgight 8 65
Parrot A P conv't supplies 4 60
Pickle JA conv't supplies 1 50
Prince & Neeley con. sup. 18 40
People's Jotn.nal adv'g 14 00
Pace A A, bridge 1 50
Pickens Drug store med pan 12 45
Pace D F, bridge 1 60
Porter P H, p'r f'm sup 1 00
Pickens F E, conv't sup 2 00
Perry E E, equaliz'g board 8 .10
Porter E R, conv't supplies 6 75
Price Floyd, road 35
Rice J D, convict supplies 15 60
Rowland C G, salary 25 00
Rigdon L M, lumber 9 04
Roark C F, constable 5 65
Roper S A, road 2 50
Rampey J M, road 9 00
Roe J T, salary 50 00
Russell Dr H E,.med conv't 3 00
Robinson C E, attorney 30 00
Steele Jno E, conv't sup 15 00
Steele C M, conv't supplies 2 70
Stephens L D, 4 20 00
Stewart Robt, spe com &a 30 31
Stephens W E, conv't sup 22 35
Shirley Dr L T, ex lunatic 5 00
Stephens L D, spe com &c 51 35
Stephens L D, haul'g com 7 11
Smith Nathan, bridge 2 75
Stewart J M, stamps &c 4 30
Stephens L D, exp road con. 37 55
Stephens W E, conv't sup 6 35
Stewart J M, conv't sup 4 47
Stephens W E, guard'g con 40 00
Seaborn W C, road 9 25
gimmons Robt, lumber 2 70
Seaborn W C, con supplies 3 75
Stephens L D, salary 62 50
Seaborn W C, road 117 '10
tewart J C & Bro, road 1 00
tephens W E, guard'g con 2000
ingleton J E, road 4 00
rompkin D C, road 300
rhompson J L 0 printing 2 00
Tompkins W F, bridge 60 00
rhompson J L 0, printing 30 00
raylor T F, damages 11 00
rrainum W M, bridge 2 26
Thomas J L, work poor farm 1 90
alley A B, salary 6250
ralley A B, spe com &c 28 95
Williams 0 P, hogs pr I'm 19 00
Welborn A J, spc com &c 24 00
Winchester A T, con sup 12 00
Welborn A J, ex good road
construction 1130
obeeterA~T,pr I'm sup 2 00
Wyatt A G & Son, con sap 3 00
Whitlock S H, dig cow pit 5 50
Williams Elliott, bridge 21 00
Webb E B, ex lunatic 5 50
Welborn A J, spe corn 26 00
Winchester A T, bridge 50
Williams M F, road 3 25
Welborn A J, salary ' 62 50
Waldrop E R, bridge 4 50
Whitlock S H, bridge 4 50
Winchester A T, lumber 10 25
L. D. STEPHENS, Su];ervisor.
T. M. STEWART, Clerk.
How's Thi"?
We otter One Hundred Dollars Reward
ror any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh cure.
F. J. CH ElEY & Co.,Toledo,0.
We, the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
ieve him perfectly honorable in all bisi
sess transactions and financially able to
.arry out any obligations made by their
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo. 0.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken 'nternally
cting directly upon the blood and mu
::ous surfaces of the system. Testimo
rials sent free. Price 75c. per bottle.
Sold by all Druggists. Hall's Family
Pis are the best.
A Sad Accident.
A very sad accident occurred at
the hornwell Orphanage Tuesday
morning, May 19th. The centr',
ugal wringer in the steem laundry
burst, a portion of it strikinig Miss
Anna-Anderson, one of the orphan
girls, who had just come into the
laundry to speak to some one. The
piece of steel broke both her arms
and dreadfully mangled her body.
The child died in a few minutes
after the accident.
She was a Swedish girl of prom,.
ise. She was especially talented
in music and served as organist in
the chapel service. The accident
has cast the entire community into
gloom. Dr. Jacobs, president of
the Orphanage left Monday for
California and it will be impossi
ble for him to return before the
burial. The accident will be a se
vere blow to him, as the children
of the orphanage are very dear to
At the time of the accident other
children were busy in the laundry,
but no one else was injured.-Clin
ton ('hronicle.
A Sure Thing.
1 is said that nothing is sure except
death and taxes, hut that is not alto.
gether true- Dr. King's New Discovery
for Consumption is a sure cure for all
lung and throat troubles. Mrs. C. B.
VanMetre of Shepherdtownl, W. Va.
says "I had a severe case of Bronchitis
and for a year tried everything I heard
of but got no relief. One bottle of Dr.
Kings New Discovery then cured i
absoutely." It is infallible for Croup
Whooping Co mon' an
Consumpton. Tr.: it. '
the Pickens, Drug, Co., Druggis
Tria1 bottle fre. D~. szs5c Lo
t Bill Arp.
T HE bantam hen has hatched
and three little grand chil
dren are happy. They can'1
talk fast enough to tell me aboul
them. There are little things it
our domestic life and there are bin
things, but I believe the little thing4
are the biggest.
For a month or more these chil
dren have been watching and wait.
in-g for the bantam hen to lay he
litter and hatch her little brooi
anid this morning the telephonE
bell rang furiously and it said:
"Our bantam hen has hatched,'
and soon they came running to tel:
us about them, but they didn'1
stay five minutes. They had to gc
back and look after thie bantams.
Well, there is nothing prettier ic
all nature than a little brood oj
bantam chickens and my faith
is they were created specially tc
make little children happy. II
seems that they originated in a lit
tle town of that name on the island
of Java and have been transplant
ed to other countries. They are a
game-birdiand . Abantani rooster
will attack and whip an ordin*1
game cock of five times its weight.
These little children come to see
me every day and t comfort me
while I am sick and their presence
is the best medicine I have found.
The happiness of our children is
the biggest thing in life and my
desire to live is mainly for their
sake. The papers are full of big
things, but they won't compare
with the little ones.
Clark Howell went a thousand
miles to make a big speech about
Grant. That was all right. I
have more respect for General
Grant's memory than for any big
man who was on that side, but I
still fail to understand how Lin
coln came to appoint a slave hold
er as general of the army. But
time keeps rolling on and Grant's
attitude on the race problem seems
to be the popular one now amon~g
our northern brethren. The census
and the result of negro edu..ation
has at last convin ced the negro
lovers of their mistake,
I couldn't imagine what Booker
Washington was to do with that
$000,000 of Oarnegie's last gif t, but
I see by Booker's late card he is
going to expend it in manufactur
ing tooth brushes and he says he
can reform the whole race by sup
plying them with tooth brushes.
That is all right-anything to get
rid of the money that keeps on
piling up. He might add a side
factory for toothpicks.
But, speaking about General
Grant, reminds me of his magnifi
cent tomb at Grant park, and that
reminds me of a good thing on one
of my boys who, when in New
York, not long ago, was invited by
some congenial friends to take a
ride with them and see the tomb.
They stopped in front and my boy
heaved a sigh and said, "Yes, that's
old Bob Lee-the greatest soldier
who ever lived, and there's what
he said at Appomator when he
gave Grant back his sword, 'Let
us have peace.'" When informed
of his mistake he said: "WVell, I
wasn't there, of course, but my
father was, and that~s what hap
pened-so he told me General
Grant surrendered his sword to
General Lee and old Bob gave it
back to him and said; "Let us
have peace"
But w6 want no mistake made
about the~ negroes down hero in
Dixie . We want no more slaves.
We wouldn't have one aq a free
gift- We are ready to give them
awry to anybody who wants them.
Tlhe last census report says the
negro is much the most criminal ol
our population and is increasmng
in crime with fearful rapidity.
The negroes who can read and
write are far more criminal than
those who cannot. '1 he negro iu
four and one-half times as criminal
in New England, where he is edu
cated. What is to be done aboul
this. "Tooth brushes," says Bookel
Washington. Surely the man wai
joking, but that's the way it reai
over his signature. Reform th(
race with tooth brushes! If there
is anything in the world that a
negro does not want it is a toott3
brush. There is Sam Hendersor
working in my garden now and]
envy him his mouth full of big
sound teeth. Never had one pullei
or plugged or to ache" I love t<
see him mouthing a watermelon.
No, it seems to be now admittei
denoethern philanthropists tha
the southern negro has been pretty
well ruined by their blunder of
forty years ago, when there wa
not a criminal negro in Georgia,
and now there are near 5,000 ir
our chaingangs. Bring on the
tooth brushes! Dr. Seale Harris,
of Alabama, published not long ag
in The Constitution the unanimou i
opinion of the medical professioi
that the negro was rapidly degen.
eratng as a race, both morally and
physically, and was destined t
extinction as sure as the North
American Indians. Old Dr. Cal
houn, of our town, a man of larg(
and long experience, told me thai
before the war he had an extensivE
practice on the negro plantatiow
and never had a case of tuberclo
sis or consumption, but now they
were common and as for other dis
eases, not to be mentianed, they
were found in most families and it
both sexes.
I am constrained to mention this
as a warning to those who have tc
hire nurses and chambermaids.
The time is near at hand when
every one will have to go before aa
examining board and get a certifi.
But I see my little childrer
coming up tht winding way and
the race problem must take a bacl
seat. BILL ARP,
In almost every nel ood some.
one has died from anhttack
or cholera morbusoften before medicin
could be procured or a physician sum.
moned. A reliable remedy for thes
diseases should be kept at hand. The
risk is too great for anyone to takp.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy has undoubtedly saved
the lives of more people and relieved
more pain and suffering than any other
medicine in use. It can always be de
pended upon. For sale by Dr. G. W.
Earle, Pickens, and Dr R. F. Smith,
Glasgow corporation has refused to
allow blind men to travel free on the
municipal tramway cars.
Certain suspected cereals that were
examined in Paris some time ago were
fonnd to contain 40 per cent of fine
Greece is going to count Its popula
tion next October. At the last census,
In 1896, there were 1,26G,816 males and
1,166,00 females.
Preparations are being made for tak
ing a census of the Transvaal at the
end of the year in connection with a
pensus scheme for the whole of South
In commemoration of the Thirty
Years' war the battle field of Lutzsa,
where King Gustav Adolf of Sweden
met his death, is to be turned into a
public park.
The sterilization of meat is much
practiced in Belgium. It returns to
the trade, under the form of a whole
some produet, meat which otherwise
would be unfit for consumption.
The mIxing of aqua fortis, which
costs but a few cents a quart, with es
sence of lemon has reduced the price
of the essence in Italy to 23 cents per
pound, while the pure essence is worth
four or five times that much.
Sweden's success in dealing with the
problem of temperance is attested by
the fact that the consumption of liquors
is now only four quarts per head per
annum, or one-sixth of what it was in
1830, whereas in Gerniany it is 11.2
quarts per head.
Startling Test.
To save a life, Dr.'l. G. Merritt, of
No. Mehoopany, Pa., made a startling
test resulting in a wonderful cure. e
writes, "a patient was attacked with
violent hemorrhages, caused by ulcerra.
tion of the stomach. I had cf ten found
Electric Bitters excellent for acute stom
ach and liver troubles so I prescribed
them. The patient gained from the first,
and has not had an attack in 14 months.
Electric Bitters are positively guaranteed
for Dyspepsia. Indigestion, Constipation
and Kidney troubles. Try them. Only
50c at the Pickens Drug Co.
Thot18auds Have Kidney Trottble
and Don't Know it.
How To Flind Out.
Fill a bottle or common glass with your
water and let It stand twenty-four hours; a
sediment or set
~'tling indicates an
unhealthy condi
-tion of 'the kid
neys; il t stains
- - your linen it Is
*evidence of kid
. ney trouble; too
- frequent desire to
-pass It or paIn in
""""the back Is also
convincing proof that the kidneys and blad
der are out of order.
What to Do.
There is comfort In the knowledge so
often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, the great kidney remidy fulfills every
wish In curing rheumatism, pain in the
back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part
of the urinary passage. it corrects Inability
to hold water and scalding pain In passing
It, or bad effects following use of liquor,
wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to go often
during the day, and to get up many times
during the night. The mild and the extra
ordinary effect of Swamp-Root is soor
realized, it stands the highest for Its won
derful cures of the most distressing cases,
I you need a medicine you should have the
best. Sold by druggists In 50c. and$l. sizes.
You may have a sample bottle of thi:
wonderful discovery
and a book that tells
more about It, both sent
absolutely free by mail.,
Address Dr. Kilmer & 3 ome of swamp.Roo.
Co., Binghamton, N.Y. When writing men
tion reading this generous offer In this paper.
Don't make any mistake, but remembe
the name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer'
Swamp-Root, and the address, Binghamtori
N.Y., on every bottle.
j Plunkett, :
On May Meetings. ,
THE second Sunday in May is
the "big meeting" Sabbath
of the "Hardshells" at old
Hardeman church, and I wish that
all of Georgia could be there.
Haideman ehurch is among the
oldest churc*es in our county and
being located in a typical "Hard
shell" settlement, it has never be
come tainted with any of the new
fangled ideas sur departed from
the primitive customs that were so
c mmon with our fathers and under
which sociability flourished, a rev
erence for age was the rule and a
dependenca on God was the
prop to sustain.
Me and my folks and Brown and
his folks are prepaiing for the day.
The second Sunday in May and
the second Sunday in August are
the two Fundays of every year,
from time immemorial, that these
people have held their big meeting
days, and the occasion never grows
less with those who are raised in
that faith and who have been so
successful in preventing the en
croachments of progress within
their fold. Just as it has been for
years, on this second Sunday peo
le will flock there from eua i
rection, '"E i
wagons, some on horses and some
afoot. They will begin to arrive at
the church full two hours before
meeting time and as they arrive
they will gather in groups, tha men
on one side under-the trees and the
ladies on the other, and there is
where the great sociability of the
occasion is r'ade manifest. Saunt
er around from group to group and
you will soon know of everything
that is passing in each settlement.
If any have died you will soon
learn it, and you may learn of all
the characteristics of the departed
one. If any are siuk you will miss
them and soon know what doctor
is attending them, what kiud of
medicine is *being used, how the
doctor compares with other doctors
and, certain, you will hear of many
remedies that cured others affected
with the same disease. All the
marriages will be made known, and.
if there are any new babies you
will learn whether they are girls or
boys and which side of the house
the baby favors. Such as this will
furnish a pleasant pastime until
the preacher arrives and a song is
started by some of the old brothers
and sisters which calls the congre
gation inside the church. Thus it
has been for years and so it will be
on this second Sabbath, and we are
all anxious for the coming who
have felt the delights and hope that
the same old castoms may always
attend the meetings at Harde
There is nothing strange in all
these customs to old people, for all
old people, whether of town or
country, have seen just such, but
that a church should retaim themi
in such purity within 10 miles of
the greatest city of the south is
rather a wonder and may strike
some young and "progressive''
folks as not being the best condi
tions to be desired, but the people
of Hardeman are satisfied with it1
all, and if they are pleased who
should object? The very squat
ting around in groups and every
flow whittling as they do whittle,
has a charm for us, and the song,
"All hail the power of Jesus' name,
Let angels prostrate fall,
Bring forth the royal diadem
And crown Him Lord of All"
hich calls the crov~d inside is
sweeter to me than all the music
of the opera and takes us back
through all the years to feast on
memories that Seem so dear down
to the grave.
As already stated, the second
Sunday is an extra occasion. It is'
foot-washing day with the .Hard
shelle, and this only occurs twice
in the year. Whoever may attend
one of these meetings on the idea
of seeing them wash feet will be
disappointed if they expect to find
anything in the ordinance of a li ght
or frivolous nature. It is tbe
Hardshell's sacramental 'occasion
and is serious all the iiay th rough,
and is n ore calculated to bring
tears than to create fun for the idle
and thoughtless who may attend
through curiosity to see the "wash
ing of feet."
rThere is certain to be a good old
fashioned sermon, with several
good sangs hy the whole congrega
tio i before the sacrament begins
and i.hese are liable to touch an]
einsible person with the impress
ion that it is no place for fun be
fore the rite of washing feet begins
but if it does not, then when' feet
washing does begin the veriest foo
will discover that it is not -at al
The ladies gather on one sid4
and the men on the other wher
sacrament begins. A, cloth is taker
from the table and the bread and
wine partaken of just about as in
other churches, and with which I
hope there are none so heathenisb
as to not be familiar. Then feet.
washing begins, and it is just a
impressive as the taking of bread
and wine. The men wash eact
others' feet, the ladies wash the
ladies'. A man pulls off his coat,
rolls up his sleeve, puts a towel
round his waist, and them humbly
kneeling he washes the brother's
foot that sits next to him. In turn
this passes till all are washed, and
the whole is so serious as to put the
scofier to shame and to draw nearer
to God the most thoughtless youth
of the land.
No stranger is allowed to depart
from the Hardeman settlemeti
without their dinner. Brown an
ticipates this with the greatest
pleasure, and at dinner is another
sociable- hour. The truth is that
all the day is a feast of'sociability.
The people grow up in socialibili
47Babes are carried to the
Mer meeting, they grow
up together an -. +0 love each
other, and they love e .hurc
and the trees around and the s
where they saunter to quench their
thirst or to court and be with each
other. All these things pertain at
the old church of Hardeman and
we rejoice that the day is at hand
that calls us there once more. There
we will meet old friends, hear of
those who have passed away, learn
of the sick and the new-born. Not
the least of the pleasures we antic
ipate is to see the babes in their
mothers' arms. They are a pro
lific people thereabout, and the
only person I expect to see happier
than the young mother with a babe
is the one .with two bsbes. A pret
by babe in its mother's arms at an
Ad-fashioned church is the sweet
ast thing this side of heaven, a re
Luke to "fashion" anid a promise
for the future that can never be
axpected from children raised up
ilmost strangers to mothers, away
from the church and partaking of
such things as the servant upon
which it leans may choose to inli
The socialability of such occa
sions is a help to religion, an in
spiration to neighborly affection,
and charms the hearthstone of the
humblest cabin to surpass all the
elegancies of the modern mansion.
If such settlements as Hardeman
are behind on culture, they are
ahead on reverency, ahead on a de
pendence in God, ahead on that
fireside sociakbility that lent charms
to home and love between kindred.
They mnay not have the charming
books to read that thrills with
stories so pleasing to the taste of
the cultures, but this gives them
time at night around the hearth
stone to entertain each other, to
kr~ow each other better, and 'to
store up in their hearts a love so
sweet that it remains a happy mem
ory wherever they may go or what
ever they may do. They may never
be fascinated by travel nor feel the~
thrills of fashionable dissipation,
but this only makes them like the
niore the meetings at the old
church and soothes the spirit of
discontent to a better relish of
their country picnics and winter
parties. At last, when "fashion"
has went all the gates purchasable
by wealth or demanded by the
"bloods," there is nothing in it
sweeter nor better than the cus
toms of the good people around
old Hardeman.
When I contemplate the great
churches soon to be erected in the
city and think of these customs I
have written, I can but conclude
that ''it would be wise for these
great churches to study why ii
is so easy to "draw" these people
in the country together. One
thing I will venture to suggest ii
that a mother is in a state of minc
to en joy the services if her babe it
with her. She is anxious if it ii
away, and, further, a heap morl
social commingling and less starch
with einging by the congregation,
that gives folks something to dc
instead of sitting lhke statutes,
would do much toward filling th(
benches that are now about empty
in city, churches and the tendency
gomwing to keep away. The "ad
Shylock was the -man-b
wanted a pound 1 if n
flesh. There a re ma
Shylocks now, the con
cent, the consumptive, the
sickly child, the pale youig
woman, all want human flesg
and they can get itf&lim
Scott's Emulsion.
Scott's Emulsion is fles
and blood, bone and m
It feeds the nerve.s
the digestive organs and they
feed the whole body..
For nearly thirty years
Scott's Emulsion has been the
great giver of human flesh.
We will send you a couple of
ounces free.
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409-415 Pearl Street. New Y I."
. andSLoo; an drgita
junets," where people are elasd
and a strain thatimpressessaf
feetation is made toward sociala
bility does not fhE the ..bill-peopleq
feel more like resenting this "ad.
junct" socialability than partaking
"A man living on a farm nesr here
came in a short time ago completely
doubled up with rheumatism. I handed
him a bottle of Chamberlain's Pain Balm
and told him to use it freely and if not
satisfied after using it he need not'pay a
t for it," says C. P. Rayder, of Pat
Is, N Y. "A few days later he -
re as straight as a
string and
give me another bot
Pain Balm. I want it in the house an
the time for it cured me." For sale by
Dr. G.W. Earle, Pickens and Dr. R. F.
Smith, Easley.
Two hundred additional stalls are to
be built at Windsor, Ont, before the
season opens.
Will Bray, Sheldon, la., has sold the
bay stallion Little King (Baby King),
2:16%, by- King of the West, to Frank
Wirick, Sioux City;- Ia.
The little mare Tanzandt, 2:12, who
showed up so well last fall, after sev
eral years' retirement, will be prepared
at Poughkeepsle, N. Y.
W. L. Snow Is trying to mend the]
manners of the swift but uncertain
pacing mare Donna McGregor. 2:11%~
and is entering her on the cnr
George Saunders, who wintered in
Georgia, Is homne at Glenville, 0., get
ting ready for the campaign.. He will
race Greenlne, 2:07%, on the grand dr.
cult again.
There Is a two-year-old colt in Ken
tucky by the dead yearling champion
Adbell, 2:23, out of Bonna Allerton,
2:19%,4 that is said to have trotted a
quarter as a yearling in thirty-nine _
Mlade Young Again.
"One of Dr. King's New Life Pills
each night for two weeks has put me in
my 'teens' again" writes D. HL. Turner
of Dempseytown,Pa. They're the best in
the world for Liver, stomach and Bow-:
els. Purely vegetable. Never gripe.
nly 25c st the Pickens Drug Co's.,
Drug Store.
Entire. hats of chiffon or malines in -
white, cream and colors will be worn
The white castor- glove will be worn
with duck, pique and yther utility day
The corselet skirt Is still used exten
sively for traveing, outing and beach
The hats from Paris are bright and
gay in effect. They are of silk straw,
as light as It Is possible to make them,
lustrous and gracefully braided or
Beautiful rose tints, shading from
cameo, seashell and tea rose .to- damn
ask, orchid and geranium, appear
among the importations forann
evening dress.
The new grenadines are more like
nets than anything else, they ar s
silky and transparent. They are striped
and barred to give them body, and the'
most expensive weaves are in broche
The stiff dead white piques, of other
days are replaced each season by Im
proved grades and colorings. This year
many of their surfaces are glossed, so
that they look like bengaline silks.
New York Post
By a Persist~ent Cough, but Pernbae
nently cared by Chambertain's
Cough Kemeldy.
Mr. H.P. Burbage, astudenltat law,
in Greenville. S. C., had been troubled
for four or five years with a continuous5
cough which he says, "greatly alarmed
me, causing me to fear that I was in ther
first stage of consumption." Mr. Bar
bage, having seen Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy advertised, concluded to try it.
Now read what he says of it: "I ,son
felt a remarkable change and afterUSmet
two bottles of the twenty-five cent
was permanently cured." Sold by Dr.
W. Earle, Pickens, and Dr. P.. FA"
When you want a plaant physic try
Chamberlai' stomach and Liver Tab.
lets. They are easy to take and pleasant
ip effect. For sale by Dr. G. W. Earle,
Pickens, and Dr. B. F, Smith, Emlsk

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