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THE PICKENS SENTINEL
Enitered April 23, 1903 Picken*, N* C. us weOud class muiUInattor% n4.a act os Coamgronu v1 Y ia 8, 1879 41st YEAR. PICKENS, S. C., OCTOBER 5, 1911. NUMB TWO PITCHFORKS Sen tor Tillman Buys' a Pair -of New Pitfhorks. Senator Tillmnan spent the day in Columbia on the 22d ult., on personal business, according to press dispatches, passing most of the time wlth his friend, Dr. Babcock. He returned to his home at Trenton on the after noon train and carried with him two real pitchforks. ,The senator bought the pitch forks uptown and had them sent down to the union station for him at train time. They were wrapped up in paper until they were uniecognizable, and when he told Dr. Babcock what was in the bundle the doctor insisted they ought to be u wrapped and carried openly by the senator, so the paper was taken off and Pitchfork Ben toted the two pitchfoiks home on the train without any con cealment. Two of the senator's friends, Congressman Lever and Mr. R. 1. Manning, happened to be present and assisted in the opening un of the characteristic packages. It was seen that the tines were tipped with gold and the senator was twitted about hoisting the gold standard against which he used to pro claim eloquently in the days of "16 to 1 or bust." But the senator is very much more interested these days in pitchforks agricultural than pitchforks political. The news that there will be at least one - ondidate to oppose him for re electif; Col. W. J. Talbert does not seem to have disturbed him at all. Senator Tillman expects to make at least a few speeches. The senator enjoys meeting the people, and only the strict orders of his physi cians and of Mrs. Tillman, who has always been his chief ad viser, have prevented him from goinX around more this summer. It is his determination to offer for a fourth term in the senate. That may he set down as cer tain. If Senator Tillman is re elected, or r-nominated in the 1912 primary, he will on the 4th of March. 1918. begin his fourth term as senator from South Car olina. H-aving servedl as gov ernor fromi 1891 to 1895, he was first elected to the senate in 1894 to succ'eed Gen. M. C. But 1er, and took his seat on 4th of March, 1895. H-c et ase elected again in 1900 and again in 1906, bo0th times without opp1osition. Col. WV. Jasper TJalbert, for imerly- congressman, has an nounced he will be a candidate f'or. senator next year, no matter who else runs. Gov. Blease has announced that he will beC a candlidate for senator if Mr. Tillman is not in the race; ot her wise he will seek (re-election as governor. North Pickens Appointments. - The following are the appoint ments of Rev. E. L. Thomason, Pastor of the North Pickens cir' cult for the Year of our Lord, 1911. Let everybody encou rage 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. New Hope 2d Sun. :3 p. m. McKinnie's Chapel 2d Sun 11 a. m. Salem 4th Sun. 11 a. m. 9r. and Mrs. J. M. Crenshaw, 1~f little daughter, Lois, ofM etta. Route 2, were plea allers at our office last Mo Property and Taxes. The auditor's books of this county would astonish many if they could go through them and unravel the mass of figures they contain. For the present year they show a gain in taxable property, but the percentage of increase is not as large as it should be, and not as large as it will be. The areatest gain is in personal property which is unusual con sidering the fine and high-priced lands in the county. Here are the figures of the total assessment for taxes for 1910 and 1911: Real estate 1910, $1,452,857; 1911, $1,452,939, or a gain of only $82. Personal prop erty 1910, $1,476,494; 1911, $1, 653,255, or a gain of $176,761. The total gain for 1911 is $212, 425. It will be noticed that there is $200,316 more personal property than real estate. This makes a bad showing for one of the best counties in the state where lands are selling from $25 to $200 per acre. The auditor has furnished us with a state ment of -ains and losses inl ta-xable operty by townships for 1911 over 1910, as follows: Easlevy gained.. ...........12,602. 00 Liberty gained............ 18.00 Central gained............ 865.00 Hurricane lost............. 1,196.00 Pickens gaine ........... 853.00 Dacusville gained......... 1,668.00 Pumpkintown los ...... 650.00 Eastatoe gained........... 1,056.00 The increase in taxable val ies of specific kinds of property is as follows: Banks, $20,032.00; cotton mills, $188,200. The banks in this county pay taxes on $146,874, the cotton mills $989,340, the oil mills, 30,500, telephone and telegraph companies $35,764, the South ern railroad $857,618 and the Pickens railroad $17,040. The total assessment for 1911, $4, 000,155.96, of which the corpor ations assessments are $2,000, 771.36, which leaves the property owned by individuals assessed at $1,900,384.60. In other words, the corporations pay taxes on $1,386.76 more than the people. 1'he auditor has also furnish ed us with a list showinls the amount of taxes to be collected this year for the various pur poses, as follows:' State tax.............$ 2:3,099. 19 Ordinary county.....24,093.58 Sinking fund......... 5,019.50o Rural 1)olice (cost). 2,007.79 Past indebtedness... 1,00:3.00 Public roads.......... 10,038. 99 Pickens R. R. hands. .. 1,500;.00; 3-mill school..........12,04i. 79 Special school........17,457.94 Polls................... 3,78.00 D~ogs....................724.00 Tot-d ............. l00,570. 28 The Raca in the Third. The daily papers of this state published last week the follow ing news from Anderson: "'Fromi present indications it seems that the approaching race for congress trom this, the Thir'd district, is going to be a trian gular affair, with Wyatt Aiken, the incumbent; Jas. H-. Craig, county auditor, and D)r. E. C. D)oyle, of Seneca, as principals. Auditor Craig has been in coun ty politics for five years, having served two terms as auditor and now serving the third. HeI Is well known over the district, is a vssive and i< popular. Dr. will also make a formid tandidate,being welllknown ar.Thmmam. FOR SERIOUS THOUGHT. The Bible. The character of all true lib erty. The forerunner of all civil ization. The molder of institutions and governmelits. The fashion of law. The secret of national prog ress The guide of history. The ornament and main spring of literature. The friend of science. The inspiration cf philoso phers. The text-book of ethics. TIhe light of the intellect. The answering to the deepest of human heart hungering. The soul of all strong heart life. The illuminator of darkness. The foe of superstition. The enemy of opl)ression. The uproot of sin. Thei regulator of all high and all worthv standards. The comfort in sorrow. The strength in weakness. The pathway of perplexity. The escape from temptation. The steadier ill the day of p)ower. The embodiment of all lofty ideals. The begetter of life. The promise of the future. The star of death's night The revealer of God. The guide and the hope and the inspiration of man.-West ern Christian Advocate. Woman's Position in Africa. Dr. Dennis says: "Woman iA Africa is regarded as a scandal mnd a slave, a drudge and a disgrace, a temptation and a terror, a blemish and a burden at once the touch-stone and stumbling-block of human systems, the sign and shame of the non-Christian world. Polygamy is universally prac ticed: a man's social standing often depenids upon the number of his w'ives. As the wonien do all the work, the man who has a number of wiveiws stands a better cha nce to become rich through their service. M. E. Ritznman, in the MIs sionary Record for, April. says: "The A Irican hulsbandl as a rule, is a lazy, exacting, indo lent mnan. Woman is hiis dru'Idge. Wh\ ile her lord and~ imast er loiiues. 51nu1ffs, sm okes, hlunts5. guzzles beer, or gad1! from kraal to kraaml uliscussing~ a recent case of witheraft, or ?orge's himiselfC with meat like a boa-c onstrictor, she', with a child On her back, and a heavy hod on her shoulders, goes to the fields, dligs the hard1 soil all (lay long or pulls the rank weeds from the garden, for she is both miller and baker, cook and farmer, and beast of burden. Woman's p)osition is well illus trated by the story of the native African who ordered his wife to carry him on her shoulders over~ a deepd) p(lerilous ford of a river. She obeyed his comn mlanld successfully. Tlhe. hus h)and on being0 iremonstrated wvith by a white man, asked in astonishment, ''Then whose wife should carry meW over if my own does not.?'' It is worth wvhile to stri4' for something high, even th jugh you fail to reach it. The an who tries to climb a moun tsin may not got to the top' ut he wil one0 Pros THE LABEL CASE Former Members of the Dispen sary Board Placed on Trial. Press dispatches from Colum bla announce the trial of L. W. Boykin and John Bell Towill, former members of the state liquor dispensary board; W. 0. Tatum, former commissioner of the dispensary; M. A, Goodman, a liquor salesman, and Dennis Weiskopf, a Cincinnati business "n, were placed on trial in that city on a charre of con conspiring to defraud the state, The case is what is known as the dispensary scandal and has been on the docket several years. It is alleged that Boykin, To will and Tatum, as members of the board, through Goodman and Weiskopf, purchased from a Cincinnati concern $35,000 worth of labels for whisky bot tles. and that $22,000 of this amount was returned to the state olicers as "graft." The supply of labels bought in 1905 was enough to last the state ten y-.Iears. The dispenslary) wai abolished in 1907. Tnhe charge against Boykin. Towil aiid Tatmini is conispirncy tO (efraud the state. The in dictment against M. A. Good man, a liquor salesman, on the same charge, has been nolle prossed. The conspiracy against Weiskopf, of Cincinnati, also for conspiracy to defraud the state, will likely be not pressed after he has testified in the present case. There is also an indictment standing against Weiskopf charging perjury ir his testimony before the inves. tigating committee when hc swore he had not paid rebate, any one connected with the 'te dispensary. ater dispatches from Colum bia, Tuesday morning, say: "After nearly 35 hours' delib. oration upon the testimony and the law, a jury of 12 citizens of Richland county declared itself Monday morning unable tc reach an agreement, as t( whether L. W. !Boykin, J. B. Towill anl W. 0. ratui, for mer state dispensary oflicials are guilty or not guilty of th< eharge of conspiracy to defrau( the sta'te in the p~urchas'e o1 21,000,000 labels for'.the old stati dispensar v. It is umnderstoodl tha thle miajority of- the jury wver< for nenittal."' Th le Cigarette Habit. As a resu11t of a camplaign 01 the ua rt of teachers and stu dlents at Mlars Hill College ii Nor'th Carolina, a large qunantit, of (cigare('ttes andl smfokinig to bacco was recently consignedl t< the flames and( a b~onfire mad on the cam pus. Resolution were adiopted 'calling on th merchants of the town to dlis continue the sale of jokin tobacco and cigarettes. ~ This step is conmon. in an worthy of consideration in othe towns and communities of ou country. There is scarcely an place where this habit is un known and not practiced, an< the lanmntable part of it i daily increasing. Numbhers of b~oys adldicted t t he cigarette habit h ave t race heir misforinones and downfa to it. W rcked health, prisoni and asylums testify to it <leadlly work. Itj would be a le'sed thin if the merchants would a agree not to sell the poisonou things. And great good woul 1result to the coming generation if all our schools should detei mine as Mars Hill. Let it be adopted In all the schools as a rule of discipline that the boy found with a cigarette and using then should receive a demerit. Henry Muller, a pious Ger mian, who lived two hundred years ago, used to say: "When I look upon the youth of our day I see six grave-diggers, The first is called "Drunken ness," the second "Lust," the third "Wrath," the fourth "Disobedience to Parents," the fifth "Bad Company," and the sixth "Idleness." Were he living to-day he would have in cluded that mighty giant, and the one who is digging more graves than all the others ex cept drunkenness, "The Cigar ette." Little Fay Smith Dead. Little Fay Smith, the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard Smith of Easley, who was injured by an autonio bile driven by Mr. Warren Smith at Easley Tuesday after noon of last week, died last Saturday morning il the Plarle Sanitarium at (reenville where she had been carried for treat ment. Her body was carried to Fairview church cei etery five miles below Easley and in terred last Sunday. This was a most. deplorable accident an( the third fatal ac cident to occur in this county in the short space of one week. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have the tender sympathy of all their friends in this sore affuction. Immediately after the death of the child Coroner Medlin went to Easleyand emlpanelled a jury of inquest. Testimony from all who saw the occurance and Mr. Warren Smith, the driver of the machine, was tak I oi and after c nsidering it for a short while tV jury ren.dered a virdict to t4Ie effect that thq child came to its death from in juries received by an automobile driven by Mr. Warren Smith. Under a virdic of this kind, the Coroner says, he wvould have to hold Mr. Smith on a charge of murder and so informed the Sheriff. After this virdict was I rendered some of the members of the jury became dissatisfied with their finding and asked p~ermission of the Coroner to reconsider the case. T1he Coro nor was doubtful whether lhe had the power to re-openi it or not and commfluniented with a p~romlinent lawyer at ibis place. U ..poni advise the (.ornr d *(ecid ed to re-op~en the in vestigat ionf whv~i wvill be donie lFriday (to m1orrown) at 1Easley. - It is said that Mr. W'a rren Smith is almiost (Trazed with grief on account of the fatal ac c (ident, and it is the genleral ooinion that it was purely an accidlent. It seems incredlible to believe that ai sanie mian wouIld carelessly, wilfully 01' negligent ly do0 such a thing. rSecret Ordor Meetings. rMasonic -A. F. & A. M. meets ~Saturday nights on or' before the full moon01 Chapter-lI . A. M . meets Fri. (lay niights on or after the full K. of P..-Meets every Mon Sday night after the fi-st and thir'd Sundays. W.1/ 0. W.--Meets ('very first s' and third Tuiesday nights. City Council imeets Tueilsday Inights after furt l ond(ays. s TIhe Pickenis A ssociat ion wil dil ii E't wvith N ,ne I'orks cihurchl s nthe 11th inst., andI~ continiu( [ or three days. Death of Mrs. Fields Ha The many friends and tives of Mrs. Fields Hayes i shocked to hear of her de which occurred at her home fly miles northeast of here last Monday morning. She was taken ill Sunday and gradually grew worse until the end came. Medical aid and all that could be done for her availed nothing. The immediate cause of her death was accute indigestion. Mrs Hayes was a daughter of, the late T. J. Childs, and leaves a husband. several children and brothers and sisters besides a host of friends to. mourn her death. She was about 45 years old and had been for many years a consistent member of Griffin Bapti3t church. The funeral services and interment took place at Griffin the day fol lowing her death conducted by the pastor Rev. W. J. Foster. We tender sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones in their sor row. Another Sad Death. It seems that accidents like trouble iever coie single, m111d it is painful to have to chronicle another in our county within a week. Last Thursday after-' noon after Mr. B. H. Wh1itmire, who lives near CedarORock, had finished his day's work and- was watering his mules at the well, onle of them became playful and began to pull and run back ward. Mr. Whitmire's two year-old child was i. the yard and thie mule was backing to ward it). Mr. Whiti ing that t. ea.e the riile the child would escape, turned it loose. As he did so the mule ran backward over the chil and ste)ped on its head, frac turing the skull, from which the child died in about two hours. The fij "val was held at Cedar Rock di t . Ihu neI day, com dlucted by Rev. C. A. Waters. Mr. and Mrs. Wlhitmire have the tender Symlpathy of host - of friends in their sad bereav llent. Pickens County Lands the Best. A. wrominent business manl of Greenville reached Pickenis last Satuirdiay morniung in his auto mobile, coming f rom Anderso'5n by Liberty. lie was accom panmied by another genitlenmanm and one( of ourt townlsm)en. He[( statedl that they had toured a large portion of. Greenville and thev reached the lamb- .. ertty inl the( sect ion 191' ' where Mr. S. A, Rtopechers said it was the best funiC section theny had seen. T'hey expressedl surprise t o see such splendid farm s anad progressive farming. Tlhe developments and( ad1vancesi of: agricuItu ral inter ests anmonig our pople wvil measure up n ith the best.. Our lands are as well improved andi prodluctive as any to be0 found, and yet the surprising part, is that occasionally somle fellowv will get Georgia struck 01r the Tlexas fever. Alrus. Caroliune Winmpey dlied on the 22nd1 Sept. umIt. agedI ab)ouIt (M years. H1er remna is were interred1 in t}he cemietery at Crloss Roads the (lay followi ng her dleath, the funeral services being (ondui~ctedl by Rev. J . Ml. L ooper. ShE. is suirvivedl by three childlren, Mr. l'd Wimupey, Mirs. Mary Lark mad Mrs. Ma haffey. Sumbcribe for Th'le Sentinel.