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The Pickens Sentin1l
PICKENS, S. C. : JULY 81, 1918 GARY HIoT'r MANAGER intered at Pictens ',1sto O Ad Second lue Mal Matter The' Sentinel is not responsible for the views of its corres pondents. WOW! Picnicl Pickens is a town worth boosting. Most everybody is more wil ling to take honey thai a lesson from the bees. A town might as well be on an island as to be surrounded with poor roads. Anderson Mail. Mr. Kelley is going to run for lieutenant governor of South Carolina. Slide, Kelley, slidel Why is Joe Jackson like a certain well known beverage? Because he made a city famous. As further evidence that there is nothing in a name, we know a. Mr. Boozer who never took a drink. A negro boy was run ever in Gaffney last week by an auto mobile belonging to a Mr. Tutt. Tut, tut. We have heard of the "Ham Tree" but from his pictures, Mr. Jim 11am Lewis looks ort like a bush to us. We hope Pickens county will be well represented at the coni ference for common Good to be held in Columbia Augustl and 7. "Bryan's aim in lecturing is a protection for his old age.' -.headline. Ho must be ex pectin - to break M0lethuselah', record. Instead of everybody asking us, "Is it hot enough for yot kid" we wish somebody woulh occasionally say "Have a col one-Bud." "Young man is killed by fal ing I i m b ."'-Headline. WV nloticed1 the other dafy, too, tha aI young Ilady's rib) was brlokei by an entwined limb. What becamie of the old-fash ioned Georgia lady whose ideL about wvaltz-ing was ihnt "ii hain't a thing but1 ras'ling 'eejt y~ou d1on't fall downmf'"-W1i. mington Star. trying to persurade Amnericanus to giv.e up Paris styles anid take up Anmerica n styles. E~xcuise us for bu~ttinig iln, but thme Bo~he mian style is pretty fair. Some children were arrested in Charleston for robbing a lie tree and we areO expectingI thet Charleston papers to now cla inm Charleston as the original Gar den of Eden and tbhis as fthe t ree which furnished Evre her clot hes. If Brother IHiott, of The Sen-. tinel, hao a good territory to "Pick~en,"' he sure' would get out a most excellent p)aper. - Tugaloo ribune.11)~ While we are not the original guy who Put the pick in Pic'kens, we're dliggin'. The11 Tugaloo T1'ribu11ne, pub1 lished at Westminster, was four years old last week and the editor celebr)atedl his paper's birthday by issuing an excellent anniversary n umbhe r. The T-'Iribune is edited and owned by A. L, Gossett, an excellent newspaper man wvho is in love with his wvork, andl is one of the brightest and best weekly papers wvhich comes to this office. The citizens of Westminster should L certainly appreciate such a pa per and support it liberally. In moral tone it is of the highest order; is boosting its town at all times and is a factor in the up building and uplifting of its community, and The Sentinel wishes for the Tribune many, many birthdays and much pros perity. ________ For Remembrance. Never lose an old friend No matter what the cause. We wouldn't ever do It If we didn't look for flaws, The one thing worth wvhile hav ing Is a friend that's stood the test, And who has one friend such as Knows frendship att Its -best. ~ MA:Anon Just 'Befteen The Sentinel and Our Mexhants. A letter in The Sentinel this week, signed by "Observer" is very timely, and we hope all of our merchants read it. The Sentinel w:nts to see more trade come to Pickens and is more than willing to do its part to wards bringing more trade here. We know our merchants have the goods and will treat the peo ple right, and the idea is to let the people in the country know this and let them know their trade is wanted and make it to their interest to come to Pickens. Other towns are bidding for trade which should come here. They are bidding for it thru the columns of The Sentinel. We had much rather have our paper full of advertisements for Pick ens merchants, but the advertis ing patronage we get here falls far short of what it takes to keep the paper going. 1)o not mistake this for a "kick," for it is not. We appreciate the pat ronage the paper gets here and know that each advertiser gets Will The Merci Mr. Editor: 1 have noticed for some time and have heard others remark on what I am going to say and that is, our merchants are not getting the trade they (id some years ago. Why is it? Much of the custom which formerly came hero now goes to other towns. Why? I think there are two reasons: First, they do not use print er's ink freely enough. Second, they do not offer in ducemnents. A. few years ago the pages of The Sentinel would be full each week, and quite often some one or more of the merchants would put on a special sale and dis tribute hundreds and thousands of hand bills oyer the county of fering inducements. 'T'his is not done now and the trade is going soimewhere else. I am sure the editor of The Sentinel wants to see Pickens The Farmers' Coni A special feature of the "Con ference for the Common Good,' which will b held in Coltmbi; SAugust 0th and 7th, will be: 0 c'onferenlce of farmers to dliscus t Marketing, Co-operation a n < I Farm Credits. For this Con ference wo hiavc been fortunate to secure the ser vices of Mr. (laraunce Poe, Ed itor of T1he Progressive Farmer; Mrp. W, J. Shuford, of Hickory, N. C., ando Mr. William Ri. M\ea dlows, Cotton Technologist from the Office of Markets, D~epart ments of A grica tuce. These will be assite~d by farmers and business mien from South Car olina. 'These gentlemen will conduci t a real Sutmmner School for ind;ruction of farmers in methodIs of organization, mark eting, farm finance and other subj]ects wvhich are vitally con nected with the farmers' success Mr. Clarence Poe is too well known to need any intorduction to the famers of South Carolina or of any other State. He is per haps the leading authority in the South on Rural Co-operation. He has recently returned from a trip around the world, and a stud ly of Agriculture Methods of Farm Credits in all countries, lie has made special study of itural Co-operation in the North west, and will explain in detail the methods of the farmers in this thrifty section of our coun try. Mr. W- J. Shuford is the head of a Co-operativoiCreamery and other organizations at Hick-| Mister Farme T~he Parcels Post, tages. It brings to you easily obtained. It uni cry and the telep~hone te enjoyable. It affords yo chase most any thing fro Don't Th by the glittering offers c into forgetting your horn back of every article you record for honesty. I laugh up his sleeve. A1 one to extend the heli: OVer. So safeguard you: full value for every dojlar spent for advertising in. The-Seitinel, But if we cannot get the irOces sary amount of advertising in Pickens we must go outside and get it. We are honest when we say we do not like to have to do this. We could get more outside advertising than we do. Without exception, the Green ville and Easley people who have advertised with us tell us it paid them to advertise in The Sentinel. It is only reasonable that it should. The Sentinel has a larger circulation than the average weekly paper; its read ers are the very best class of people, and our advertising rates are most reasonable. It is our desire that each r dvertiser get more than his money's worth for e, ery dollar spent with us, As we said before, we had much rather have enough Pickens ad vertising to enable us to do with out outside ads and turning trade to other towns, but in order to run the paper we must have a certain amount of adver tising and it is no trouble to get it outside if we cannot got it here. cants Read This? build up and I .believe eyery merchant here wants to see trade improve. The present outlook is for a very excellent croi this fall. People are going to have some money to spend unless some dis aster befalls them. Therefore, let me suggest how they may improve trade conditions here. Let the merchants get togeth er at once (all the merchants, big and little) and organize a Merchants' Trade Association. Elect officers, have rules and stated meetings. Let one of the rules require a membership fee and so much per month or per quarter as dues. Let the funds thu3 received be spent for advertising. Let them hire one page in this paper and keep it tilled with inducements of soie kind to the trading public. Will they act? Observer. Eerence at Columbia ory, N. C., and is regarded as the leading exponent of Co-op. t erativeAgriculture in that State. i I-e has recently led in the organ i ization of a Rural Building and I Loan Association wvhich aims to secure cheaper money for the dlevelopement of the farm. Mr. Meado vs, formerly of Clemson College, is now Cotton Tlechino ogist in the Office of Markets, U.S. Departnment of A griculture. Men in South Carolina who know Mr. Meadows and his work assert that he has no superior in this field so important to our I farmer. In addition to this special Far mer's Conference, which wvill be conducted by Mr. E. W. Dabbs, President of the Farmers' Union, the general grogranm will deal w ~ith many other subiects es pecially connected with Rural Developemnt. One evening's program will be given up to the topic, "Permanent Homes for Our People.'' At this time the Conference will consider the best methods of assisting the ten ant farmers of South Carolina acquire homes. The Hon. A. F. Lever, Chair man of the Committee on Agri culture, U. S. House of Repre sentatives, will be present at the opening meeting and will deliver an address on "A National Pro gram for the Developement of American Agricul ture." Special railroad rates have been granted for the occasion. r mo doubt, has its advan delicacies for your tab~le Los with the rural deliv make country life more u an opportunity to pur n the cities. But SMisled f the mail order house e merchant, lie stands buy from him with a e can't humbug you and id in adversity he is the ing hand and tide you own future and keep Trade at Homa The Primary System Mr. Editor: After the last primary election there was much dissatisfaction e x p r e s s e d in many sections of the state as to the methods used in that elec tion. There were numerous in stances of double voting, minore voting and in some cases voting by men who were not citizens and dead men. Corruption was wholesale throughout the whole state. Such a spectacle was never witnessed before. White men defrauding, cheating, cor rupting and swindling each oth er for the sake of office, and many of them violating the law to do it. I am afraid that the pace which was set last year in the primary will be worse next year unless something i s speedily done to stop it. It will, I fear, end in a revolution among the white people of the state, or else a large percentage will refuse longer to participate in them and resort to the general elec tion. In the latter event a bid would be made by contending wings of the now white party for the handful of negroes who can vote in the general election, and they would probably hold the balance of power. Such a step is to be avoided if possible,' and it can be if stops are taken now to safeguard the primary. I have heard several good men say they do not intend to par ticipate in another primary elec tion unless the rules and the laws are so changed as will puri fy them and prevent a recur rence of last year's farce. There is great dissatisfaction with the present system, and w hile people are not excited over politics, and while there is noth ing to keep people from thinking calmly, let us begin to discuss this problem, and if need be call mass meetings to see if some plan can be devised where by the white people of the state can stay together in peace. Let ne urge the people to A SOLID CA] -A SOLID ( The Chase City Bugg as we have sold them for than any buggy we have e trimmed, and every part.< quality. Let us show you in a buggy, you can't go i A big stock of the olh Folger, Clothing, Shoe Sole agents for Walk Iron King Stoves, New Hoi ell Wagons and Mitchell I think seriously about this, for it is not a matter of trivial con cern. It is a very serious mat ter, one which affects the safe ty, well being and peace of ev ery citizen. I am not in politics and do not expect to be again, but as a good, loyal citizen I want the white people to stay together in peace and harmony. But I fear worse things are ahead of us unless we do something to puri fy our primary system. C. E. Robinson. IBARBED WIRE AR CHASE CITI y needs no introduction to the p' he past. tenyears, and they hav ver sold at the price. -Light i u >f them from the wheels to the tc our line, and if you are looking wvrong to buy a Chase City. I reliable Mitchell wagors in all: 'Yours truly, Thor nle s. Hats and Gents' Furnishing Gc -Over and Boyden Shpes, Carhai ne l~owing Machines,Chase City a ,.utomobiles. Notice to Old Soldiers. The surviving soldiers of the Confederate States in Pickens Scounty are requested to meet in each township on August 2nd at 3 p. m., for the purpose of elect ing a representative to meet at the Court House on the first Monday in September to elect a county pension board for the year 1914. The place of meeting for each township is as follows: Easley at Easley, Liberty at Liberty, Central at Central, .%. ANDNAILS BUGGIES .N -ople of Pickens County e given us less trouble nning, well painted and p made of the very best for quality and comfort ;izes. & Co. ods a Specialty. t Overalls, Hawes Hats, ud Babcock Buggies,Mitch Pickens at Pickens, Huricane at Mile Creek, Et tioch church, Pr Sutherland's ste; . , at Looper's Gin. When assem organize by electing a chairman and a -secretary by ballot; and an ex-Confederate soldier and a holder or an applicant for a pen sion as the representative of said township. All receiving pensions will continue to r n ' YOUR SHOES ARE THE KEYNOTE OF YOUR <PIMANCE Choose them so they will fit and feel right. nat means comfort and a graceful carriage. Women's Footwear Including all the very latest Spring models in Oxfords, Slippers and Pumps. Ladie's low cuts in white canvas, white nu buck and white linen. Ladie's lo w cuts in tan. Ladies lo~w cuts in black. . Men's Low Cuts In all leathers and all styles from the low flat heels \ of the English lasts to the fuller toes and highe heels. If it's new, stylish and worth wearing yo will find it here, and, at a price that you w appr eciate. School Shoes for Growing Girls and Boys We make a specialty of children's Shoes, from baby's first soft soles to the hard wearing, tramping Shoes built to stand the rough usage of the healthiest Boy scout. When in Greenville give us the pleasure of helpi'ng you solvo t1o Shoe question. We are near the corner of .'lain and Washington, the busiest corner between Atlanta pdid Ch }lotte. All interurban cars arrive and leave within four seconds walk of our door. Pride, Patton & TIman [The Shoe P eople~ GEENVILLE, S. C.