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The Peiarl of the PICKENS OR PULL
Entered April 23, 1903 at Pickens, N. C. an accond elasi nail matter. under act of Congress of .Tare 3, 1879
1st YEAR. PICKENS, S. C., OCTOBER 19, 1911. NUMBER 21.
Enacted in
unty One Day
hes to the
State we clip
10.-In the
iles north
armed mob
by "Citizen"
Honta Path, a
j0 county's
Van B.
unty and
and took
one Willis
Id negro
ghter o1
of Honea
is morn
egro was
ich Ash
rode and
d Green
ns and
turned in
he negro
to the
e "old
e with
bearing Josh Ashley rolled in
sight. The pursuers had failed
to overtake the party who had
the negro and were evidently
on their way back to Anderson.
Upon learning of the lad who
drove the automobile being in
the city. Ashley instituted a
search for him. The lad was
chased into a rear of a drug
store where despite the efforts
of police to protect him, Ashley
and his crowd laid hands on
him. The lad" was placed in
Ashley's machine and carried
back toward Spartanburg.
According t6 Sheriff Poole up
on his return from the ,ight,
Ashley and his crowd forced
this lad to reveal the where
abouts of the deputies and the
negro. When seen tonight by
your correspondent Sheriff Poole
"The automobile in which we
left Greenville was making
such poor headway over the
muddy roads thMt Deputy Sher
iff Martin and I. fearing that
we would be overtaken by the
mob, decided to'get out of the
machine and hide in the
woods. We told the boy to
drive the autoniobile back to
Greenville by a circuitous route
and tell no one where he had
put us out. Martin and I had
gone about two miles from the
place where we left the ma
chine and were concealed in - a
thick body of woods when we
heard the-shouts of the pursu
ers. Within a few minutes we
were overtaken. - Josh Ashley
was the first man I saw, He
grabbed the negro and we had
a sharp tussle over him. With
in a second some 25 or 30 men
had collected about Martin and
myself, and we saw there was
no use shedding any blood.
They took the negro from us,
but promised that they would
not harm him. They said they
would carry the negro back to
Honea Path* and consult the
"older heads' of the town as to
what was best to do.
Anderson, Oct. 11.-"Willis
Jackson amie to his death from
iunshotl wonads at the bands of
an unknown mob." was the
verdict reached by the coroner's
jury a1 Honea ?ath today.
The horribly mutilated body
was viewed by the .jury, and
then cut down from the tele
phone pole by Coroner Beasley.
The mother of the negro refused
to .take the body, saying she
would not have anything to do
'th a son of hers-that would
mmit such a crime. The ne
refused to allow the body
be interred in their burial
unds, so it wasf-buried at the
nse of the county.
Several fingers ;of the negro
d been severed for souvenirs
ring the night. and the rope
't fell to the ground was cut
ieces and distributed among
rge crowd that had gathered
the negro cut from the
itizen" Josh;Ashley was
witness of the lynching,
either was his son, Joe
. These men left the
ith the negro before the
ached Honea Path.
- r. Bryan's Toast.
There has been: considerable
mmen't upon the toast pro
-by Col. William Jennings
an upon the occasion of
'dent Taft's recent visit to
In, Nebraska. The toast
perfectly propei-, and couch
pretty words. It follows:
coln is honored to-day by
ce of the highest offi
the- world. The pres
positibn is greater than
. His authority is more
aa~y civilized people
ntrust to a hereditary
he~ holds the place
ceident~ of birth but by
rages of his country
hought in . campaigns
eader ~f a-party, he is
' n the chief execu
and his arm
of ninety
.Lifted by
*tion of su
ie becomes
our public
g that we,
igns whom
y our re
the office
sk you to
with the
'ch the
-of His
give him wisdom to discharge
aright the onerous duties im
posed upon him,"
Sam Davis.
Last Friday was the sixty
second anniversary of the birth
of Sam Davis, the "Boy hero
of the Confederacy," who laid
down his young life rather than
betray a friend. The day was
not observed outside of Tennes
see, but it should have been ob
served all over the country.
The South has produced no
braver man.
Though hanged as a Confed
erate spy, and only a private in
the ranks, the name of, Sam
Davis is destined to live in his
tory so lorrk as we admire moral
and physical valor.
His execution was almost a
matter of current history.
He was commissioned by the
Confederate government as a
member of a scouting party sent
out under the command of Capt.
H. B. Shaw to secure informa
tion regarding the plans of Gen.
Captured near Pulaski, maps
and specifications were found in
his boots and saddle.
Though offered his liberty if
he would betray the name of
the federal soldier who had fur
nished him information regard
ing the federal defense, he res
olutely refused to make the dis
closure, and died with the secret
in his breast.1
At a celebration in Nashville.
Gov. Ben W. Hooper, a Repub
lican, was the principal speaker.
The tribute which he paid to
Davis was pretty, indeed.
Among other things, he said:
"When the tide of war rolled
over these hills of Tennessee,
Sam Davis heard the call of his
state, and enlisted to fight for
the flag that represented his
"Like other young men who
were mustered into the service,
with uplifted hand he took the
oath of allegiance to the Con
, "What did that oath mean to
a man like Sam Davis?
"Was it the empty words of
a perfunctory ceremony ?
"No; the day soon came when
he demonstrated to the world
that he was willing to lay down
his life rather than to prove un
faithful to the sacred words of
that oath.
"What an inspiration that
should be to the men of this
day and generation in the walks
of civil life?
".if the time has come, or if it
shaH ever come, when the vio
lation of the 'solemn oath of a
public official in city or county
or state shall become a matter
for private jest and public boast,
the rugged features of this
bronze statue of brave, clean,
manly Sam Davis will look
down from this eminence with
scorn for such men..
"It is a far cry from a man
who will suffer death rather
than betray a trust, forsake a
friend or desecrate a principle
to a man who will flagantly
violate his official oath, to fur
ther his political interests by
pandering to a depraved public
sentiment.-Daily Piedmont.
All the farmers of Pickens
county and other business men
who are interested in the wel
fare of the progress of agricul
tural interests are hereby called
to meet at the court house on
Monday, the 23rd inst. to dis
cuss means and plans to. ena
ble the farmers to hold their
This meeting is very impor
tant and all are urged to at
tend. Plans are being made
whereby money can be secured
for those who are obliged to
sell, to help them hold, anid
these plans will be preseitedi
at this meeting for discussio~n.
Prominent speakers, among
them Senator Smith, and oth
ers have been mnvited to a'd
dress the meeting. Exerybody
Pres. County Farmers Union.
Whenever vanity and gayety, a love
of pomp and dress, furniture, equlpage,
buildings, great company, expensive
diversions and elegant entertainments
get the better of the principles and
judgments ojf men and woe there is~
no knowing where they will stop nor
Iato what evils-natural, moral or po
ltical-they will lead us.-John Ad
$1,000 in Prizes Are Offered
Hon. C. H. Carpenter of This
County Interested.
Froim the Coluibia State of
the 12th we clip the following: t
C. H. Carpenter. of Pickens,
was in Columbia vesterday to
make arrangements with the
State Fair Association to secure
space for an exhibit of long sta
ple cotton at the fair. Mr. Car- t
penter represented Ira Williams
of the State demonstration work.
It is planned to offer $1,000 in
prizes for upland long-staple cot
ton and every effort is being
made to have an excellent show
ing at the State fair.
"The interest in this cotton
that has been awakened in our
farmers," said Mv, Carpenter,
"and the splendid results that t
have folloived their experiments
make possible an exhibit of this c
kind. a
"In irder to encoura- e our
farmers to show what they have a
accomplished, liberal premiums
have been offered both for the c
best plants and also for cotton
in bales. Do not let any one- b
think that because he can not
have his cotton ginned on a rol- t
ler gin it is useless for him to
compete. The cotton of this f
class bringing the hhhest price
last year was ginned on a saw t
gin. However, it must be re
membered that the greatest care
must be exercised and the gin S
run as slowly as possible in or
der to avoid cutting the lint."
Mr. Carpenter is himself most
enthusiastic over the possibilities
to be found in the long staple
product and is very desirous that
every grower in the State shall
take part in this contest., as he is
certain that an exchange of ex
periences and of results will be
of great benefit to the farmers.
He says also that those desiring
to sell the cotton on exhibition
can dispose of it to advantage t
here in Columbia.
The $1,000 in prizes will be
distributed a~s follows:
1 1-16 to 1 :3-8-U EST STALKS
First prize...............$20 00
Second prize.............. 12 50
Third prize.............. 7 50
First prize...............$25 CO0
Second prize............15 00 1
Third prize.............. 10 00 3
First prize................$35 CO .
Second prize.. ............ 20 00 3
Third prize............... 10 00 t
First prize...............$50 00
Second prize..........:..35 CO0
Third prize............... 20 00 (
First prize..............75 00
Second prize.............50 00
Third prize..............30 CO
First prize...............100 00 I
Second prize............... 60 00 t
Third prize ---_.-......40 00 i
First iIrize--......---s50 0
Second prize--._----30 00
Thir i rize .- - - 15 00
First prize $75 00
Seconde prize - --- 40 00
Thin 'i Prize. . - 20 00
First p:iz.-------__ 75 0O
Second prize 4 - -.0 00 1
Third prize. 20 00
First prnize-------100.00
Second priz------- 60 00
Third prize. -30-- ~ 00
First prnize. - 8-- 125 001
Second prize.--75--*. 00
Third prize-------40 00
First prize-..-..-..-...... $150.00
Second pri~e-__.....--_---100.00
Third prize _ . ...- __-__-.. 60 00
Special phmium1 offered by
umbia and Keeran cottons:
?irst prize . _ .-_- 30 01
seCOnd prize---------- 20 04
Tirst prize ---------- $30 0(
second prize ---------- 20 0(
Mr.i Carpenter especially re
[uests that county papers giv<
his matter publicity and tha
heyv print the above premium
A movement is sweeping ovei
he conntry to put the vagrantc
o work.
It is a good movement and
hould be pushed along, for if
uccessful it would force many
vho are now making a dishon
st living to earn one honestly.
"he effort would 'be most grat
The idle ought not to be per
iitted to live on the earnings of
e workers.
The crusade should not be
onfined to the colored race
The law is not supposed to be
respecter of race or color.
Those who need to work and
an get work should be made to
o to work, whether they be
lack or white.
The idle are living though
bqey are not working.
Where is the living coming
The answer is easy: from
hose who do work.
Discussing the vagrancy ques
ion, the Florida Times-Union
"It is probable that there are
aore negro men than white
in idle here because of the
ractice that is so common
nmong negroes of having the
vomen support their husbands
r having the employers of the
egro women support them.
"A woman gets a position as
cook and often carries off
nough from the table of her
mployer to feed her family.
iometimes the employer knows
his and doesn't care. Even
vhen this is the case the man
hould not be permitted to live
ai idleness.
"By working he could heli
uis family to accumulate prop
rty or be prepared in case of
"The negro women of Jack
onville and other cities of the
south would be benefitted more
han any other class by ..the
nforcement of the vagrancy
aws, for they would find accu
rulation as the result of theii
vork, instead of having it all
:o to the support lazy men in
'When we consider the in
ustrial situation in the South
ve are forced to the conclusior
hat we cannot rely on our pres
*nt supply of labor.
'The industrial growth of the
outh cannot continue at the
iresent rapid pace without se
uring labor from other states.
)ur rapid development de
nands immigration, and with
ut immigration it must stop.'
-Greenville Piedmont.
North Pickens Appointments.
The following are the appoint
nents of Rev. E. L. Thomason,
'astor of the North Pickens cir
uit for the Year of our Lord,
911. Let everybody encourage
he preacher by keeping his ap
>ointments in mind and giving
imn good congregations:
~orter's Chapel 1st Sun. 11a. m.
1riendship 1st Sun. 3 p. m.
3ethel 2d Sun. 11 a. m.
ew Hope 2d Sun. 3 p. m.
dlcKinnie's Chapel 2d Sun 1]
a. m.
alemn 4th Sun. 11 a. m.
Another Department.
Father-As you have had t'ree
erms at the cookery school. . lane. I
upposed you would know how~to r4,ast
piece of beef better than this. Whby.
t's burned to a cinder!
Daughter--I don't see how I aw t
>1amxe. The fire was too hot. I sup
Father-And why didn't you look out
hat the fire wasn't hot?
Daughter-Some one else always at
ended to that at the school. and Mrs.
ixter used to do the basting. All we
Lid was the tasting after the meat
ras cooked.-Lonidon So rps.
A colored preacher in closing
uis sermon, addressed the con
"And now let us pray for the
>eople of the uninhabited por.
ion of the earth."-Every
>ody's Magazine.
Subscribe for The Sentinel.
Why Lawyers Go to Heaven; or,
Rather, Why They Don't
Go Elsewhere.
Knowing that there has been
considerable doubt, in the minds
of laymen, at least, as to the
future condition of the legal
profession, I am herewith re
peating- to you, as well as I can
from memory, a few lines on
that very interesting subject.,
which were composed by an old
friend of mine at the time of
his admission to the bar in the
state of Michigan. some forty
years ago.-J. A. Markham, of
the Independence (Wis.) Bar.
The devil came to the earth one
And into a court room took his
Just as a lawyer, with very
grave face,
Was proceeding to argue the
points in a case.
Now a lawyer his majesty never
had seen,
For to his dominion none ever
had been;
'Tis the fault of my agents,"
his majesty thought,
"That none of these lawyers
haye ever been caught."
And for his own ileasure he had
felt a desire
To come to the earth and the
reason inquire;
Now, when the first lawyer had
come to a close, .
The counsel opposing him fear
lessly rose, : .
And heaped such abuse on the
head of the first,
That he made him a villain, of
all men the worst.
Eachiclaimed he was right and
the other was wrong,
They sparred and contended and
argued so long,
That, concluding he'd heard
enough of the fuss,
"Old Nick" turned away, and
soliloquized thus:
"They have puzzled the court
with their villainous cavil
And I'm free to confess they'ye
puzzled the devil.
My agents were'right: let law
yers alone
If I had 'em, they'd euchre~ me
out of my throne."
A very small man-not only
small as to stature, but lacking
also in width of beam-sat in a
street car until he became tight
ly wedged in from both sides.
Then there entered the car a
large, handsome woman, up
holstered to the minute. She
took the strap in jrent of the
small man and was hanging to
it in discomfort when the small
man arose with a flourish of po
liteness and touched her on the
"Take my seat, madam," he
said, with a bow and a smile.
"Oh, thank you very much,"
she replied, and turned toward
the seat.
Then smiling genially again
she asked, "Where did you get'
up from?"-St. Paul Dispatch.,
A big,brawny, red-faced sage
brush lawyer lived in one of the
Indian reseryations back in the
seventies. He wore a drooping
moustache, and, the Mexicans
called him El Toro IBlanco, be
cause of his habi of bellowing
in court.
He was playing poker with
the Indian agent and his clerk
one day when a dusty an?
frightened man came in.
"Be you -Toro Blanco?" asked
the visitor.
"Yes." replied the lawyer,
pompously. "I am the man.
What can I do for vou?"
"I just killed a man over
there on the white sands, and
I want to consult a lawyer be
fore I surrender;."
"That's a good idea," said
El Toro Blanco. "Always re
sort to the law. How much
money you got?"
"Three hundred dollars."
"Gimme it" shouted El Toro
Blanco, thrusting out a hairy
paw. "That'll be enough if
you furnish the witnesses, but
it will cost you $700 cash if I
furnish them."-Saturday Eve
15e. Way With Bills.
Husbanads-You wmt try to keep our
hbils down.' Wife-I do~, but they're
sharayn ,annnirg Un:
Pickens Men and Women in
Of late years we have watch
ed with pride and deepest of
pleasure the strides of progress
that have been made in our
neighboring county of Pickens.
This we accept as a natural
tendency, for many of the best
citizens of Greenville have come
from the county which crowns
the head of ;South Carolina's
Greenville county has a right
to be proud of the Pickens coun
tv manhood and womanood
who have cast their lot with us,
for it was chiefly on the farms
of your county that the foun
dation for the future manhood
ad womanhood - of these men
and women was made, and
upon such a foundation as this
there is usually built a oharac
ter that the storms of adversity
cannot destroy, a character that
can and will handle the prob
lems of life with an unwaver
ing determination to succeed
and with an abundance of lofty
principlee to make success high
ly possible.
Thinking perhaps you would
be interested in some of your
sons and daughters, sisters,
brothers, sweethearts and cou
sins, I shall endeavor to pen
you a few thoughts about some
of them.
Hon. B. A. Morgan, who came
from Pickens many years ago,
is now president of the Bank of
Commerce and a lawyer of no
mean ability. He stands high
in his profession and in the
hearts of his countrymen.
A son-in-law of your county,
ex-Gov. M. F. Ansel, is with us
again in the practice of law.
He is in partnership, with his
stepson, Mr. H. H. ' o ' .
Their offices are hr asonic
An eminent son of your coun
ty, Dr. L. 0. Mauldin. is a phy
siciaii of splendid ability. Dr.
Mauldin is specializing in dis
eases of the eye, ear, nose and
throat. Is located in the Daven
port building. He is coming to
the front in his specialty, and
by many has been styled the
"'Calhoun of Georgia."
Mr. Earle Seaborn, of tho Pea
Ride section of your county,
is an efficient salesman for the
Hobbs Dry Goods firm. Earle
is- uarslsa and a
young a , 'ity.
Mr. Charlie Robinson, 5r. is
the secretary for the Home
Fund Life Insurance Company,
located in the Davenport build
ing, and is doing wvell. Charlie
is making good, and Greenville
is glad to have him as one of
her young men.
Miss Janie Bright is the effi
cient stenographer' for - the firm
of Lipscomb & Russell, and as a
stenographer a'nd typewriter
there is none better.
Another son-in-law of Pickens
county is Mr. J. Lee Carpenter.
He is an efficient druggist of the
ever-reliable and accommodat
ing firm of Carpenter Bros.
He can deliver the goods to your
complete satistaction.
Mr. S. T. McHugh is a worker
of the true type, and is doing
good business as a contractor
and builder.
Mr. D. H. Attaway is also a
contractor who has recently
come from Pickens county, and
is doing good business with a
record of building one house a
month. This means that Mr.
Attaway is doing a big busi
ness in his line, and we are
glad to have such a hustler with
us, and that we can furnish the
opportunity for him and hun
dreds like him to keep hustling.
Many other Pickens folk live
in Greenville, who are doing
We from time to time, see
many Pickens county folk pay
ing us a visit occasionally, and
we are always ready to give
them the glad hand and wel
come them with hearts full of
good wishes.
Many of your girls and boys
are at school in our colleges
here, and we are glad to.-say
they are doing rwell. . *,*
The Abyssinians.
"The sandsomest people In the
world,"~ saId a university lecturer. "are
the Abyssinlans, slender, high browed.
copper hued-these people who have
reduced stealing to a science and beg
ging to a flne art. The color oft
healthy man Is a black and a g
bronze hue, of a shade oft
statues, but- generally b
be found~ In real life.
the way, have th
in the world. ,
Heart, to liea
T *
To be tied too closely to
apron striugs. may prove d
a child.
It depends upon the mother"
upon the length and substance of
Surely a mother must boldSec
dren to herself by the bonds of a
tion else they may stray far. But
must not tie them too closely.
She must give them rope.
The apron strings should be
enough and they should s
enough so that the children will not
feel the constant tension of mother'a1
hold on them.
Give the children freedom.
If a child does not enjoy rationa
freedom It can never grow in
strength of character. It magte
to choose and to decide for itself. It
must learn to act independently and
to take the consequence of Its action.
Loosen the strings.
The child that feels the. apron
strings drawn taut and fast must lead
I narrow existence. It ought to learn
wisdom by experience, and no matter
how wise the mother she4aeunotsuI
stitute her own wisdom.
Individuality Is a great force. and
Individuality is built up by the indi
yldual who Is forced to think and act
for himself. As much as possible let
the child do for Itself.
Ever see bear cubs at play?
The mother you may be sure not
far away. She keeps *4 eye 0
cubs, all rightj but she does* not let
them see that she Is watching Her
apron strings are long and expansive.
The cubs gambol and wrestle
tumble. Even whep they fight the
mother apparently pays no attentio31.
When there Is danger or a real n
cessity the mother bear,- quickly
rounds up her children.
Wise bear!
Let the children play and wrestle
and get dirty. And even should they
togt do not interfere too kl
come to the mother-the better way.
Mother's apron strings should be o
a rubber-like material.
And when there Is a real need there
should be no sudden jerk, only a gen
tie. wise pulling in.
Heart tofleart ,
Isaiah said:
"As a father pitleth his c
the Lord pities-them- tha
As ..cne wfbom a mother
will I com'ort you."
The father "pitleth."
The mother "comforteth."
As a rule, that Is true of father and
mother, tboo a not
Once Ilaaw afa er turn eartless~
ly away from his son in the Jatter's
direst need. though the boy. well-'Ae
served his father's pity. It seemed to
me no fathier could do such a thing.
Said Marie Krejlek of Chiieago, a
young girl who tried to commit
"Nobody loves me. Even my mother
since shae married
not want me at
chance I get I'll kill
Is no use living."
These are exceptio
father pities and
the other hand
'-Who that read
Beattle trial 'In
young man was
of his wife,.' -impres
the pity ~l1 t old gray haired
man showeri en his boy? -
And here )sa picture of the true
mother type:
In one of~the Chicago courts a yoUngZ
girl was charged with "delinquency."
That means she was a bad If not a
wicked girl. The judge hiesitated aft to.
his duty and then
"If mothr oe'im back," gob
bed the young prisoner. "I
good girL"
SThe mother was sent for. Glad
she took the errant daughter to.se
bosom, the tears -of the two connnin
gling, and the girl was "as one w~
mother comforteth." The court ee
gavre the mother custody of the 4
The father pities.
The mother comforts.
Pity and comfort-now imue~~
frail, forgetful humans need them!>
In an age when. God was thought to
be a tyrant Isaiah gave g true picture
of him Ia the holiest, choicest passage
of uacred literature. In all the book
there Is but one other to compare with
"When tihy father and thy mother
forsake thee, then the Lorg will take
thee up." -
New Version.
-Aman is as old as he feels.
Se-But how about a woman?
Ho-Oh, she is generally as ol as
other peopte feel she is,-Botona Trau
. Secret

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