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Entered April 23, 1903 at Pickens. S. C. as second class mall matter, under act of Congress of March 3 1879
PICKENS, S. C., DECEMBER 21, 1911.
Booze, the Bishop.
of Autobiography.
I recently returned to mv boy
hood neighborhood. Full of
atitude I iolled four decades
rom my shoulders and stood up
erein to praise the memory of
good man whose advice I ac
cepted and whoseaictuli I obey
ed with undeniable advantage to
myself and others.
In the pulpit of the church to
which he belonged I stood and
led his name, remembered
by few-for he died years ago,
and all his kin are scattered. I
told the folk that he was my
boss in a factory where T toiled
as a boy-how he showed inter
est in his underlings and stirred
them to join a society, now for
gotten, called "The Cadets of
Temperance," an offspring of
"The Sons of Temperance." I
recited the dim scene where, in
- 'iodge room, I took the vow
of. total abstinence with uplifted
hand in - solemn mood; how I
signed the roster, drank the
.edge of fealty in cold water,
sang the ode received the pass
word, and went out girded for
the fray against King Alcohol.
As I walked home alone that
summer night across the fields,
viith frogs calling "knee-desp"
and fire-flies weaving their mys
tic dance around me, I paused
at a stile to repeat mv obligation
and renew youthful resolve to
abstain'from all intoxicants.
Half a lifetime after,in astate
asylum for feeble-minded chil
dren, when I heard the matron
s ry that three-fourths of the
imbecile inmates were the prog
eny of drunken parents, I .dug
up my oath against rum, aad
deep in my soul registerdes
more my undying hatred of this
fell destroyer.
A short time ter my adoles
I was sternly
in this mitter.I was
apprenticed to the bricklayer's
My employer kngw his busi
ness well, was a skfilfual crafts
man; but much given to drink,
as were all his employes. '*At
noon of my first day he bade me
pour out the 'eter from the
pail, go to a near-by tavern, and
*get it filled with ale for the
LI brought it as ordered, took
my place at the end of the line,
seated like the rest in
the shadow of the wall,
and saw the bucket with a tin
cup therein coming slowly to
ward me.
.I trembled inwardly as I saw
that every bricklayer, every hod
carrier, eve
veyap ce drnthe beer.
,master down each
hare, and I realized that
r, weak lad, on my first
a new crew, must offend
hole gang, censure their
ins, stand their sneers, en
retheir scoffs, or surrender
Whienhe booze reached me I
whispered a refusal to the one
who passed it, but the "gaffer,"
thinking I was merely timid in
new company, cried out in
hearty old-country style: "Take
it, Robert, don't be shy, I pay
for it; you are one of us, have
your sip of it."
I said, with, faltering voice,
while all eyes turned on me:
" Excuse me, Mr. George, I
never drank liquor, and cannot
begin now."
He laughed uproariosly, as.
did the others, and shouted:
"Ho, ho, lad, you'll never be a
layer. till you learn to
put the 'untouched meal in
asket, arose slowly ,shaking
anaspen tree, and, walking
the row of scornful work
paused before the leader
id: "Mr. George, if that
e, I go home and tell my
er am discharged; for drink
rI will not, now or ever; I
I think I had mysterious help
that day, unseen of all. To my
-amazement the boss leaped up,
took my hand, and said: "God
bless you boy; stand fast, and
you will be a man some day."
Then to the wage-earners, -he
saad: "If any mant of you ever
asks him to drink he'll sfer
The first dtep is the hardest,
and I had won the heaviest bat
tle. *oli-ke~1ffur years with
him and "wt the ruin drink
One of my early friends be
came through it a murderer;
another a manan; another an
outcast, another a thief.
I have seen Wives crushed,
homes destroyed, children dis
graced, babes diseased, families i
divded; iitershereft, b others
estranged, firms bapkrupted,
lawyers degraded, doctoi de
generated and ministers de
And 'al .who are in prisons, f
insane asylums, or incurable
h&p~itals, who rot in lazarettos,
or' in potter'oelds,through
thiti aIheMModidi.Gb& iand
man began as moderate drink
ers. t
My words will not reach or
shake the inhuman parasites
who are fattened by the gains 1
of this awful traffic, but to the
boys I say: Swear eternal en-]
mity to. rum, and enlist for the y
holy'war till America is free C
from it forever.-Northwestern t
Christian Advocate. i
From Faraway Idaho. e
ED. _SEN6nEL:-Just a word
to let you know Thanksgiving t
and turkey have passed, The g
people throughout the country, o
espeialif Freinont county, Ida- I
ho, have miany things 'to be
thankful for. Crops were never a
better and prices fair. Stock all 1
doing well. There are thousands 9
of sheep on the desert doing well a
and the herders smiokig the h
pipe of peace and singing, "We 1]
may go-back sometime." s
We liad sonie bad storms last s
month which stopped the thresh- u
ing machines, but all are busy 5
now. ' ~n
There is snow on the moun- g
3 to 5 feet deep, and q
-ei he4"g anmiee plentiful.
eedf'theit. Anthg sports
carorn a few days ag with t]
somevce horns, one a 7ointer, A
I 0 n a nd sidoth. t]
tjh Ir i igding to ramble b
some in a few days. Our health s)
is good and-rnerves steadyndid a
when-it comes to looking forgbig in
game, the coyote can' 6 get away a
and the bearkeeps hid. We use d
a 30-30 Winchester, sof nose
bullet, andi sure hdis a retofer s
in tall timber. When we come
back will; you know our luck.
Mrs. Thols. Lynich and Pistol,
Jack, Dick, Frank Lynch and e
Rattlesnake -Bill, and Toots
Lynch left here Nov. 1st for
Elberton, Ga., to visit friends e
all winter, and to get a good ~
fill-up on corn-bread and yams.
'Thiiisperaiie is only 12
below zeri nlow.
St. Anthony, Ida., Dec. 5.
Captured Corn Prize.
e rnue i el
Columbia last week a North Car
olinian captured the first prize.
Press dispatches say:
"With several years of expe
riene' in the' manufacture of C
the 'liquid products' of corn, ac
ording toiffown statemnent, ~
and with soiny15-years df expe
rience in thirowing of the ce
real ine its natiira~ state, Mr. 3.
W. Lewis,, of Boomer, Wilkes
county, N. C., proved his famil- C
iarity with the corn industry by
capturing the grand sweepstakes
prize, for North Carolina, South
Carolina and Georgia, on the
best 50 ears of corn exhibited at '
the South Atlantic States Corn
Exposition, which opened Tues
daf' narning in Craven Hall.
The prize in this contest was a
silver cup, and in addition to this
prize Mr. Lewis has taken off a
number of other prizes, and is~
still in competition for several
For.The aument Fund.
In this column i'om week to
week will be published the
names of contributors and the
amount contributed for a Con
federate monument at Pickens
Court House, the size,:kind and
other details to be decided later.
Previously acknowledged..$5.00
Sam B. Craig............5.00
H. E. Sutherland........5,00
Total................$15 00
Who'll be the next?~]
Not a cent' was received last
week for this fund. Where is
thethivali~y and patriotism of
Pickens conypeoples Come
wodhy of our sife?~
'To Iagg a cross live nothMi i ,
bss.tte, .P Mle.- La~titve Tablet&a
loss sustained not only by our
church, but by the entire Chris
tian community in the removal
of one who was active in all
good works and was an exam
ple of Christian virtues.
He had his share of suffering,
in the evening of his life, yet
th:ough it all he preserved the
cheerful spirit of the trustful
childiof God. Simple in hisitastes,
pleasing in his manner, charita
ble in his disposition, upright in
his dealings, he won from his
fellow-men a name for whatso
ever things are true, honest,
just, pure, lovely, and of good
report. Not a stain rests on a
career extending over half a
century, not a heart is known
to cherish the recollection of an
unkind word or act.
In his home his .irtues and
graces were most beautiful, at
tractive, affectionate, cheery,
helpful and self-sacrificing. He
lavished on his wife and chil
dren the riches of a great and
loving heart.
The Presbyterian church, of
which he was a loyal member
and a faithful officer, rejoices in
the thought that the Lord should
count, wh6n He writeth up'Yis
people. this man was born t here.
We here record our witness to
his generosity and liberality in
the support of the church and
her instiutions. By his walk
and conversation he illustrated
the gospel of our Lord Jesus
Christ. Sincere, modest. gentle,
merciful, kind, patient, loving,
he tried to live Christ's life. He
won the love and confidence of
all who knew him, and our
church feels that each member
has lost a personal friend.
We the session of the church
extend to the family our pro
found and loving sympathy,
and commend them to the God
of all comfort for consolation.
We direct that this action be
placed on the record of this ses
sion, that a copy be furnished
lhe family, and same be pub
ished in the county papers.
J. C. BA-ILEY, Moderator.
M. A. BoGs, Clerk.
The Baptist Orphanage
The BaptistOrphanage located
at Greenwood made a most cred
itable showing by its report to
the State Convention. It was
established in 1892, and since
that time it has steadily grown
in size, usefulness and responsi
bilities. They now have 230
children of varying ages distrib
uted among different houses on
the grounds, under the super
vision of competent matrons.
A complete printing outfit has
been installed, and under the
skilful supervision of the fore
man the boys are trained in the
art of printing.
Last su:nmer one generous
Baptist offered to erect a sani
tarium on the grounds, and this
building is now about corn
Several large gifts to the in ti
tution are reported, among them
one of $1,000 by Mrs. J. J. Major,
of Anderson; $1,000 by Mrs. R.
B. Monk: a large legacy from
the estate of Rev. Lucius Cuth
bertand gif ts from the K. of P.'s
and Woodmen. One of the
-rgest gifts was from the estate
of a'-rMclaham, of Anderson
county, which amounted to
The Orphanage maintains a
school of ten grades, with a
corps of competent teachers.
Nine boys and gir' finished the
course and graduated last June.
As a result of "bWork Day"
all over the state on September
30 by the Sunday schools, $5,000
was raised for the institution.
The property and equipment is
now worth $200,000, half of
which is represented in buildings
at their original cost.
During the past year boxes of
dry goods, crates of poultry,
barrels of flour, potatoes and
various other articles were re
ceived valued at $.3,85:3 45. The
fryided an income of 811,
085.42, whichwa 3.2es
than last year.
From the :-m asociations in
the state contributions aggre
gating $23,992.81 were reported,
and from all other sources $24,
924.46, making a total income
of $46,917.27.
The institution reported no
debt, and co .ditions arc most
gratifying to the denomination.
Liberty, SC
Prctice at Centra,l1every W'ednadcays
Big aghte
Of the Bankrupt Stock of the Keowee Supi
Company. We,
have purchased the above stock an
put the knife to the price of good
So now you can buy goods trom i
cheaper than anywhere else in t1
county or surrounding countr
We bought this STOCK of GOOD
at the RIGHT PRICE and can a
ford to sell them to you CHEAI
ER than our competitors. We e>
pect to sell everything in the stoi
within the next
Yeu can get unheard of -
Bargains in Shoe
All sizes, styles to suit and fit a]
Come quick and get the pick of su
Clothing. and overcoats.
RATS. A fulliiine of allistyles to select from.
Dry Goods and Notions.
Price cheaper than dirt--No Cotton.
.Crockery and Glassware.
Most anything in this line that you are looking for,
Groceries, Hardware, Overalls, and Quill
In fact most anything carried in a general line of merchandi
ou have one of the best, cleanest and up-to-date Bankrupt Stoi
o select from in the whole State. We certainly want to han
.Expecting a big trade from you and wis
ng you a Merry Christmas and a Happy N(
Year, we are Yours for Business,
J. E. Parsons and J. R. Ashmnor
Auditor's Notice Land Sale
January st and cloe Febuary 20 192 late Sarah A. Alann r the heill oe
without penalty. The Auditor or his salesday in January 1912 at Pickens
lebuty will be at the following places B., s, C. during the legal hours for
aloereu nday, Jan. 15 1912 (after- th'e following described real estate:
noo.)All that piece. rarcel-or tract of
oCetra: Tuesday and Wednesday, lying and being in the county of P
at16theand T17 ia a.1th 1912- ens, and State of South Carolina,
(Faenceeo husaynJn.1t)11 Big Eastatoe, adjoining land of Mrs
Forris nTburaday, Jan. 19th 1912 (af- P. Folger and Mis. M1. E Boggs on
ternoon.) north and east, and D'amel Winchi
Liberty. Friday and Saturday, Jan. on the east,lands of thet Carolina Tic
19th and 20th 1912 (noon.) on- eSuh n etb ~a i
Easley, Monday and Tuesday, Jna, adohr rdcnann ee
22nd and 25rd 1912.
Easley Cotton Mills, Wef'ne sdiay, Jan.dr an]teyacsmoerle,
2lth 1812 (forenoon.)kionisheSr AAlx drH
Glen wood Cott on Mills, W< d nesda~ c. Trisu ae n hr
Jan. 24th 1912 (afternoon. . t a ftlteblneo
M. W. Hester's Store, Thiuri.'IKy. .1TP the eyarii jta anul r
25th 19:2 (forenoon.) .is it rtz'Lfom dy fsl
Looper's Gin, Thursday,Jan. 2 -thI 19L l12 ie fSp- en e nu
(tternoon) 2Li ~ ~ t h ucvsrt ..
D acsille, Frid-ty. Ja .It 1 '1 e4 h g.ei 'r i ,
(forenon) zrP
Ar gd and ient etmoe in fees
HollySprigs. aturdy, Jn.k2 19 wn .esa e a r.. A Aele andto e prc
Mil CrekTueday ~. 112ons day of ale then cba lance
o thee ers bn th quandinedali
(afterhnoton) ro dy f a
Six ile Wedesdy, an 3 192 the is atla of Lar Acentpr ander
eSh A toltendhaer.,p. <r
(freoo) . P. e' e p r,- t
Pters, ee da, .Ja 31 2t 191 Addso - hepis e urc
Pumktat , Saturdty. . 7 1912
Reunowlly beaenings. Sat uriaJ n g 19'e ewon
thewle tiree, TuesdE..JB.ogg19
AuitrPikes ou Ay goo an Tufient~ tte in fee
The Old Table Rock Steps.
In the examination of a title
>y one of the lk wyers of this
>lace not long since, the investi
ration led to the discovery of a
leed on record which, in some
,espects,is interesting for seveial
It will doubtless be news to
nany of .the readers of the Sen
inel, and especially the younger
:eneration. It is doubtful if
here is anyone now living who
emembers when the first steps
ip the side of Table Rock were
>Uilt. They have been there
or years, flight after flight of
teps, almost perpindicular in
Aaces, and have been climbed
nany, many times by young
nd old. Doubtless the question
tas been asked hundreds of
imes a'id answered as often,
'Who built these steps?"
'When were they built?" And
.ere is the story of their ongin:
In the records of Old Pickens
istrict in deed book "B," on
age 360, will be found the an
ient document which first gave
he right to erect the steps, and
3 as follows:
"Know all men by these pres
nts that I, John Masters, of the
ate and district above mention
d, for and in consideration of
ie sum of ten dollars, have bar
ained and leased for the term
ten years all the northeastern
tud of Table Rock unto William
utherland, Jun., his heirs or
ssigns, for the term of ten years
fter and from this date, Oct.
th, 1832. Granting to the said
utherland, his heirs or assigns,
11 increase or profits that may
ereafter arise from the said
ase. And be it further known
at the intent and meaning of
%id lease is for the purpose of
%id Sutherland to erect steps
p the side of Table Rock for
e benefit of visitors to the said
'able Rock. I also bind myself,
y heirs and assigns, to make
ood and safe to the said Suth
land the above-mentioned
k, ith privileges of timber
stone'any other material
ttached"b said premises, for
le use of erecting said steps.
.nd be it further understood
riat after the term of the above
)n years the said Sutherland.
is his heirs or assigns, shall
iare one-half the income of the
bove institution for the term of
inety-nine vears. The above
:knowledgedio be my act and
"Given under my hand and
al this 13th October, 1832.
"(Signed) John X Masters.
"In the presence of J, K. Suth
rland and Thial Ladd."
The writer does not know of
iore than one set of steps was
Ver built up the side of Table
ock, but presume there was.
owever, the old steps have
een out of use for several. years.
ecause they were considered
eath of Mrs. Rebecca Masters.
Mrs. Rebecca Masters, widow
f the late John Masters, died at
e home of her son-in-law, Mr.
. . Keith, Dec. 11, aged 74|
ars. She was buried the day|
liwing at Saluda Hill Baptist|
ui(, by the side of her hus-|
and, w~hepreceded her 15 years
She was the m'dtker of 10 chil
ren. Two sons su hier
oin K. and Walker MasteirsAf
~reenville county,, and five
aughters- Mrs. Gideon A.
1ynch, of Oconee county, S. C.:
rsF. Ed. Stewart, Mrs. J. R.
eith, Mrs. Doc Edens and Mrs.
ampton Rigdon,w,ith 39 grand
She was a devoted member of
e Baptist church for 57 years.
'he funeral services were con
Lucted by Maj, G. M. Lynch!
is remarks were very appro
iriate, from Ephesians ii: 8-9.
memory of my family de ir;
am not dead but sleepeth here:
Ey wo'rk is done, and I am free.
ome, prepare for death, and
follow me.**
In Memoriam.
At a meeting of the session of
Aberty Presbyterian church the
~ollowing was adopted:
Whereas, on Nov. 17, 1911, it
>eased God in His all-wise Prov
dence to take from His church
nilitant to the church triumph
tt ourien and brot her, J. P.
smith, a beloved ruling elder of
his church, he having finished1
iis work here and entered the
iHigher Life," not death.
rhere is no death; what seerts
o is transition. This life of
nortality is but the suburb of
Lhe little Elysian whose portale
we call death.
~"ereas, we the session here
yeeSour deep sense of the
(Prickly #sh, Poke ioo &Notium
Prompt Pow ffi Ef ane
fects are usually yield to P. P. P. last 11-nt
felt very quickly when othermedi- tostay -
PPPIts beneficial ec- Stubborn cases Good.rslts-s
cine are useless
akes rich, red pure blood-cleanses the tire
Sy: te:-n - dears the brain - strengthens digestion and
A positive specific for Blood Polson.ar4jIi3g .
Drives out Rheumatism and Stops the Pi'.nds -
is a wu:iderful tonic and body-builder. Thousands endorse it.
Sold by Pic i i g >
Phone 45
s ickens ottling ok
R. L. Davis Proprietor
2O. Acres---7 miles north- west ofckens
good 2-story 9-ro
outbuildings small tenant house 75 to i
some good bottom land 5o, acres
on place, 2 miles from church, this
foot hills of the mountains and a ba
go OL rms
Ls I have fa ect
me know your wants in the rea estate ine.
-H. M.'H:EST
Box 264. -PTckens?
Pickens Bank Building.
__Let me write your fire insurance; I'll place you in good~
~liable companies. -
sI Want Yur
diemChris~tmas Trade."
And to get itlI will give
the biggest bargains- you: have
ever bought.- I have the g 3
and nieed the money. Every
MkDownfor This Week
A good brown home-spurn for
4cents. NOT THE' BEST,
but agood Gingham tor 5cents.
Blankets at 50 cents the pair ~~
e. D Good heavy Underwear for wo
men at 25cents. Canton Tian
.net, good qnality, 81-3- to 15c.k
~Wool Flannels and Dress -Goods
theat low prices. Don't forget me -
teon Shoes. They are what we....
I on D tell you they are, or your money '
, .p .back. A few short Jackets at
sehafprice. See mee. ~
- A. K. PARK,
.F.West End Greenville,
the_ _ _ _ __
ber _ _ _ _ _ _ _
and The question of the most profitale etize
aehl for 'potatoes has been the subject -O 7
-eait extended invet~in
sa.- - --
hatS~r The conclusion is that 1000 lbs. pe~cref'
dza ammonia, 8% phosphoric acid and 10%
l2 POTASfl2
tbe - for early ptatoes adfisd0Mb - frth at ro rite
and ~most profitable under average condl. 'Tens-s hol
and - be in the form of Sulfate.
Many growers use doulIe these am
Suchranscabehdifyuinistpon Do not accept
4- e R0~pj..lahmorO Maa8&skilIocaes
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