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PUBLISHED WEEKLY Enered ni 23, 1903 at ickens, a. C. as second class mal matter, under act ofCOngra of Marh 7
E hed 1871-Volume 42 PICKENS, S. C., MAY 8, 1913
O EORCE LAW
ON INCOME TAX-COMPTROLLER
GENERAL STATES POSITION
WRITES ON THE SUBJECT
He Points Out That the Statute is
49 Not Now Complied With By Many
in South Carolina. - Why Law
Should Be Enforced.
Columbia. - Comptroller General
Jones said that the state income tax
law would be enforced regardless of
the. federal income tax law. "I have
at no discretion but to enforce its provi
sions, " says the comptroller general
in reply to the following question from
a well known cotton mill president
of the Piedmont section of the state.
"That, in view of the national gov
ernment imposing an income tax, will
the state income tax be enforced af
ter the tax is put on by the nationa
"The present enforcement of the
income tax law is a farce," says the
comptroller general among other
things in a letter in which he dis
cusses the income tax situation in this
The South Carolina income tax law
was enacted in 1898 and since tha'
date the state has received $114,761.
The following are the amounts receiv
ed by years: 1896, $6,890, 1899 $4,
830, 1900 $975, 1901 $600, 1902 $292,
1903 $1,477, 1904 $1,281, 1905 $2,130,
1906 $12,201, 1907 $10,671, 1908 $8,
431; 1909 $16,225. 1910 $14,755, 1911
$17,606 and 1912 $16,377.
The letter says:
"Answering your letter you ask to
be advised 'that in view of the nation
al government imposing an income tax
will the state income tax be enforced
after the tax is put on by the national
"I beg to say that unless the legis
lature- repeals the present law, I have
no discretion but to enforce its pro
visions. My duty is to enforce all
the tax laws, notwithstanding the fac'
that officers ,whose duty it is to en
force the assessment and collection of
the state income tax, fail or evade
their duty, thus causing an injustice
to the conscientious taxpayers or citi
zens well known to be liable and
whose incomes are easy to arrive at
and who are thus forced to pay the
tax while a vast majority who are li
ab"' evade its payment."
Johnson To Fill Postoffices.
returned to Washington recently fror
Spartanburg w~here he went several
days ago to look into the patron
age sitution. Mr. Johnson said that
within the next week he expects tc
send to Postmaster General Burleson
the name of P. H. Fike to be post
master at Spartanburg and that hhe
would follow this up with regard te
other places in this district as soon
as possible. At Landrum, Laurent
and one or two other paces in his dis
trict primaries are to be held to sel
eet a postmaster and as soon as th'
results of these elections are made
know~n to Mr. Johnson he wi ask thi
postmaster genera to make the nee
sary recommendations to the presi
dent so that the appointments may be
Farm Life Commission.
Anderson.-The Anderson chamber
of commerce has received advice from
the agricultural extension depart
ment of the International Harvester
Company, Southern department, that
a special representative will pe sent
to Anderson in May for the purpose
of mapping out lands for the creation
of a farm life commission in Ander
srr son county. The matter wil-l also be
placed beflore the agricultural depart
ments of the chambers of commerce
of Greenville, Spartanburg, Union
and Greenwood. This farm life com
mission department will work with
the agricultural departments of the
respective commercial bodies In ap
plying improved fa~rm Ideas in this
Disastrous Fire at Chester.
Chester.-What was supposed to be
an ordinary fire at the Eureka cotton
mills recently, after examination,
proves to have been one of the worst
this county has had In a long time.
The fire had Its inception In one of
the large warehouses of the mill, ap
parently just in the middle, and for
many hours it smoldered only occas
lonally flaring up. In the warehouse
where about 50 bales of cotton, over
100 bales belonging to farmers who
had stored it in the warehouse for a
- high market.
Two Held on Murder Charge.
Chester.-Hard and strenuous detec
tive work on the part of Sheriff D.
Earle Colvin,, Deputy Sheriff WV. W.
- - Bindeman, and two detectives sent to
this county by the governor resulted
In the arrest of two negroes, Dave and
* Anna Davis, husband and wife, on e
charge of killing John Lewis, a
Pla'' f considerable means at his
home arCornwel They were ar
rested on circumstantial evidence.
gathered by the authorities, aided by
a Rock Hill negro and Buster Shealy,
a negro. who was locked up.
2 e s hee 'vn tht Iwill
~a2iake application to J. B. e7"'''V
''Esq. Judge of Probate for Pickenc-oun
ty in the State of South Carolina. on the
14 day of May, 1913, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon or ss soon
thereafter as said application =e~
heard, for leave~ to ma~ke final sett a
-of be estate of Irvan M. Hen
. of elate
George R. Rembert, an at
torney of Columbia, a member
of the Richland county delega
tion in the legislature and a
political supporter of Governor
Blease has announced his can
didacy for governor next year.
It had been rumored for some
time that Mr, Rembert would be
in the race, but he refrained
from confirming the reports un
til this weekwhen he brief
ly announced that he would be
in the running on a platform of
readjustment of the tax system,
a tax on water power, and
election of judges by the people.
In addition to Mr. Rembert, so
far the following candidates
have appeared above the politi
cal horizon; M. L. Smith of
Timmonsville; R. A. Cooper of
Laurens, and J. G. Clinkscales
of Spartanburg; R. I. Manning
of Sumter; J. G. Richards, of
Mrs. Allen Mauldin Dead.
Mrs. Allen Mauldin died at
her home in Easley on Sunday
the 4th inst. and her funeral
was held in the M. E. church
on Monday afternoon. Revs.
J. D. Holler, E. V. Babb and
D, W. Hiott took part in the
services. A very large congre
gation was present. She leaves
an aged husband, one son and
three daughters and many rela
tives and friends who will miss
her and mourn her absence.
The was 69 years old. Mrs.
Mauldin was before her mar
riage Miss White. Mr. J. W.
White, of Easley, and Mr. Hen
ry White, who lives a few miles
below Easley, are her brothers.
She joined the M. E. church at
St. Paul when she was young
and had transferred her mem
bership to Dacusville, where
she remained a member until
her death. Mrs. Mauldin was
a kind, good woman' ard will be
much missed. Mr. Mauldin is
an old and honored Confederate
soldier an excellent citizen and
has the sympathy of his neigh
bors. May the God of all grace
comfort, strengthen and support
him and his children in this,
their hour of need. D.W.H.
Andrew McAlister Dead.
Andrew McAlister, of the
Mile creek section died at his
home last Saturday the 3rd inst.
He was a son of Archie Mc
Alister and was about 22 years
of age. He leaves his father,
mother, two sisters and two
brothers to mourn his death,
His remains were laid to rest in
the Mile Creek cemetery the
day following his death, the
funeral services being conducted
by Rey. Fulton Childress.
It will be remembered that
some time ago we made mention
of the fact that Andrew Mc
A.ister had sent us some paint
ings of his own. He had great
talent for drawing and it is sad
for a young man of his talents
to be cut down in the prime of
young manhood. To the be
reaved ones we extend sym
Dacusville Route 1.
Spring has come and the gen
tle wooing of the birds and _the
faint fluttering of the wings
when their hearts told them it
was time to begin nest building.
'T was then the farmers began
toiling for the summer.
Rev. Joe Foster filled his reg
ular appointment at Mt. Tabor
last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dock Chapman
visited their son, Caradine
Chapman, last week.
Dr. W. M. Ponder, who has
been on the sick list, is slowly
Mrs Jannie Hunt visited her
mother, Mrs. J. J. McComnbs,
Mis' and Lena 'Turner
- iited in
The first meeting of the new
city council was held on
Wednesday evening. The chief
item of interest that was dispos
ed of was that it was decided
that this present council should
retain the two policeman,
Messrs. McKinney and Corbin,
who have rendered splendid
service to the town, during the
administration of the old coun
cil, which retired April 22nd.
Many patrons here regret very
much the fact that since the
present board of teachers was
re-elected, that Misses Bessie
Burton, of Newberry; and Nan
Neil, of Winnsboro, have
tendered their resignations to
the board of trustees. Miss
Burton is the assistant in the
high school and Miss Neil is
teacher of the fourth grade.
The position of third grade
teacher and also that of music
teacher are vacant, thus making
four yacancies in the entire
The music recital given by
the advanced pupils of Miss Fay
Sellers' class on Friday evening
at the school auditorium prov
ed a brilliant success in every
way and was a treat to many
music lovers that were present.
Many new selections were
given and each player showed
that she had been excellently
Mrs. W. E. Mays was charm
ing hostess on last Friday after
noon to the Ergatakin club, to
gether with a number of her
friends that co not belong to
this club, making the affair a
most delightful and informal
affair. A tempting ice course
The first picnic of the season
was given on last Thursday
afternoon by the pupils and
teachers of the high school.
The scores of happy boys and
girls were quickly driven away
to Cedar Rock, four miles
north of town.
Miss Frances Robinson re
turned Tuesday from Pickens,
where she had been for several
days visiting Miss Helen Boggs.
Miss Sallie Watkins of Green
ville spent the week-end with
the Rev, and Mrs. D. W..Hiott.
Donald Humphreys of Don
ads, a student in Furman Fit
ting school, spent the week
end with Ben Hagood.
Dr. Lake L. Jameson, who
graduated last week at the At
lanta School of Medicine, re
turned to his home here last
Carl Pepper, a student in the
same institution has also come
home for the holidays.
The correspondent from the
U. of S. C. to the Columbia
State says: "LAll the students
are looking forward to the hold
ing of the Southern oratoricr 1
contest in the theatre Wednes
day night. Lloyd H. Smith of
Easley will represent the Uni
versity of South Carolina in the
Pickens Route 3.
As it has been some time since
I have written anything to The
Sentinel I will try and send you
a few lines for this issue.
Mr. Ben T. Jones of West
Union was visiting in this sec
tion Saturday and Sunday
Prof. G. E. Welborn who was
principal of the West Pelzer
High School and his sister
Emma, who was a student
there, returned home Tuesday
to spend their vacation.
Messrs. William Porter and
Luthor Gravelev attended the
singing at Flat Rock Sunday.
Messrs. Martin and Bings
fruit tree agents are spending a
few days at C. M. Giravley's
while canvassing this commun
Mr. Joel Bigby of Pelzer spent
a few hours Tuesday at the
home of M. J. WelborP's. He
, ip in his large tour
| 4 MEMORIAL DAY e |
May tenth is the day set apart by the South to do
honor to the memory of those who upheld its rights
who took part in the bitter struggle, many of whom gave
their lives for what they knew to be right. Throughout
the broad Southland, now so prosperous, where time
has covered the ravages of war, men will pause on Sat
urday and give a reverent thought to the fathers and
grandfathers who made it possible. Women and children
will bring loving tribute in arms of flowers to strew
upon the last resting place of those who wore the gray,
and the aged veteran who still lives will shed a tear in
loving memory of his comrades and those brave and
courageous women who shared with him the hardships
of war and its dreadful aftermath. Let the people of
Pickens not forget to join all true patriotic Southerns
in their loving tribute, for as brave and gallant a band
went out from Pickens District as ever drew a sword in
The Pickens Chapter U. D. C. will observe Memorial
day on Saturday, May 10th. Exercises will be held in
the school auditorium at 5:00 o'clock. An address will
be delivered by Rev. J. C. Bailey, pastor of the Presby
terian church. All citizens are asked to join the U. D.
C. in honoring the memory of the Confederate dead.
The members of Canmp Garvin and all other Veterans
are invited to join the U. D. C. in the exercises on Mem
orial day. Special seats will be provided. The follow
ing program will be calried out:
Prayer-Maj. J. M. Stewart.
Song-The Bonnie Blue Flag-By School Children.
Address---Rev. J. C. Bailey.
Solo---Mrs. G. F. Kirby.
Benediction---Rev. G. F. Kirby.
March to cemetery and decoration of graves.
All persons who will contribute flowers for use on
Memorial day will please send same to school auditorium
at four o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Marietta Route 2. Pickens County
Farning is moving along at a
rapid rate in this section these The county singing c'nven
bright sunshiny days. tion at Flat Rock last Saturday
Misses Christine and Sallie and Sunday was a great success.
Edens visited their aunt Mrs. L. There were perhaps 2000 people
B. Williams the 4th Sunday. there and as good if not the best
singing the convention has ever
Mrs. L. B. Williams- visited' ed. The behaviour was
her brothers L. S., E. T. and W. enjoyent. The
s excellet The next convention
A. Edens Thursday May 1st. will be held at Mountain View
Miss Ida McConnell of Belton, church on the 1st Sunday in
is paying a pleasant visil to her October and Saturday before.
brothers J. D. and Carl C. Mc. Hon. E. P.'McCravey was re
Connell this week. elected president, W. H. Stew
The ev.J. . Foterandart vice-president, and J. Luth
Toohree J.ne Embosers and er Bagwell secretary. The ex
two r treeotne meber ofecutive committee is as follows;
hisfamlyhav ben uie sckR. M. Bolding, R. M. Baker,
with lagrippe. Dr. W. M. J. F. Lesley.
Ponder of Dacusville is the at
tending physician. g
The Sunday school at Mt. Pickens Route 3
Tabor is progressing nicely now
the old as well as the young are..
getting interested and comning The health of this community
out. is very good, except Mrs. A. D,
out.Chastain, who has been sick for
Mr. MIatthew Edens visited at some time. She is slowly im
Mr. C. C. McConnell's the 4th proving and her many friends
Sunday. hope'she will soon be well again.
The Rev. J. E. Foster filled Weaehvn soecl
his regular appointment at Mt. wahrfrtetm fya
Tabor the 4th Sunday. Bro. Tebc onan r oee
Foster preached an able and in-wihsotdahe2h.I
structive sermon from Romans,isgtngleinheyafo
11th chapter, 33rd verse,.nw oehn nsa o
Mr. E. T. Edens has give his SuhCrln
new dwelling a nice coat ofAlagcrwwetoTbe
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Pleasant Grove News.
Today- is the first Sunday in
May and I believe it is the most
beautiful Sunday that we have
had this year.
It will be three weeks tomor
row since we haye had any rain
in this section and land is so
hard that a good many of the
farmers can not finish up their
planting until it comes a good
Henry Williams was in this
community last week looking
for a farm hand and Merdy
Anders responded to his want
and will work with Mr. Wil
liams for the next three months.
Your writer would be glad
for Billie Williams to come
I again as I enjoyed reading his
I see in your last paper that
some one has answered and re
peated the shortest verse in the
Bible, now that they have an
swered this one so easily, I will
give them another, or anyone
else who wishes to answer:
Who was Cain's wife after he
was cast from the face of the
earth into the land of nod? See
Gen. 4 chapter.
We would be glad to see some
work done on our roads in this
part of Pickens county as I
think most of us paid our taxes
last fall. The Supervisor and
his Board granted this commun
ity a petition two years ago for
I a change on the road starting at
W. D. Hendricks blacksmith
shop and going round the brow
of the hill and intersecting the
road near Pleasant Grove
church. Now I cannot see why
this road has not been changed.
So we give Supervisor Craig a
special invitation to visit this
Road and see the condition it is
in but I advise him to come
horse back, as he is liable if he
comes in a buggy to have to
pay out a shop bill. So I hope
they will look after this Road or
give our tax money back. This
is the main leading road from
Saluda river to Pickens, and the
change will only be about one
mile which will get it on a good
The dedication of Pleasant
Grove church will take place the
s~ond Sunday in May. there
will be all day services and
everybody is invited to come
and bring well-filled baskets.
The Pleasant Grove Baptist
church, five miles above Pump
kintown, will be dedicated next
Sunday. Services will begin
promptly at 10 o'clock and con
tinue until in the afternoon.
Rev. R. J. Williams of Green
ille will preach the dedicatory
sermon at 11 o'clock and the
pastor , Rev. J. E. Foster will
have charge of the other ser
vices. The membership of this
church have recently built a
new house of worship which is
a credit to the community and
monument to their fidelity. It
is a splendid structure and the
best investment any community
can make. The present pastor
has been serving the church
several years and during that
time it has increased in mem
bership p aid benevolence and it
was largely through his influ
ence that they have such a
comfortable hous of worship.
The public generally is invited
to these services and are re
quested to brine dinner.
Mrs. George W~illiams, of the
Griffin section, was thrown
froin her buggy last Friday
afternoon while returning fromr
Pickens and was very painfully
hurt. She was picked up in ar
unconscious condition and car
ried to the home of her father,
G. W. Lesley, near where th(
accident occured. Dr. Robinsor
of Pickens was called and min
istered to the relief of the suf
ferer. We hope she will soor
be well again.
SAnyo es8iring a teacher for a sum
~eoo' pij address,
. Masi Ella V. Iliott,
Two magnificent. parade dis
plays are being. arranged for
Greenville's big week, May,19
to 24th. In connection with
the Made-In-Greenville Exposi
tion, a great trades day parade
will be participated in by the
various retail houses of the city,
and under the management of
'the Greenville Horse Show,
which takes place there that
week also, one of the most elab
orate parades of decorated auto
mobile floats ever seen in this
section, will take place.
Over 250 Elks from various
sections of South Carolina will
be in Greenville to attend the
annual State convention of that
order held that city during this
week, according to official esti
mates. Officers of the Horse
Show state that the exhibition
this year will be along more ex
tensive lines than ever before.
It is stated that animals from
eight states will be entered.
Responses which have been
received from various cities in
this and nearby states, to invi
tations sent out for the Munici
pal Sanitary Congress, indicate
that representative health work
ers from most of the larger
cities will attend this eyent, to
discuss vital problems of munici
pal sanitation. The congress
will be held in Greenville during
exposition week, and :vill be
supplemented by a pure food
and health exposition which
will contain exhibits from the
State Board of Health, the State
Department of Agriculture,
Commerce and Industries, and
other official sources, Illustra
ted lectures by government rep
resentatives will be among the
features of the congress.
Many former Greenville citi
zens will be in Greenville dur
ing exposition week attending
the Home Coming festivities.
One of the leading events of
the past week was themarriage
on Wednesday, the 30th ult., of
Miss May Bell Stewart and Mr.
S. W. O'Dell. At four o'clock
in the afternooni the ceremony
was performed by Rev. J. E.
Crim,. pastor of the Libe-ty Bap
tist church, and soon afterward
the dining room doors were
thrown open and a repast of
good things together with de
lightful refreshments were serv
The mai ge was a quiet one~
only the families and near rela
tives of the contracting parties
being present. The bride is the
oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R T. Stewart, who live near
Liberty, and is a woman of
rare graces of head and heart,
and her admirers are numbered
by her acquaintances. The
groom has a large circle of
friends, is well known in the
county and one of the best and
most progressive farmers of thE
The friends of this happy
couple will unite in extending
congratulations and wish foi
them a long, useful and happi
to regulate driving in the city of Pick
ens, S. C.
Be it enacted by the Czouncil of thi
City of Pickens, South Carolina, tha
from ano after the passing of this Or
dinance it shall be unlawful for any
person to drive an automobile, motor
cycle, horse or mule or any machine a:
vehicle of any kind whsatsoever upoi
any street or alley in the city of Picken,
in a willful, careless or reckless mianne:
or to a greater speed than 15 miles pe:
Any person or persons convicted a
violation of this Ordinance shall b1
nnished by a fine Dot exceeding On<
Hundred Dollars or by imnprisionmen
not exceeding thirty days.
Made, ordained and established i:
Council Assembled and by authority a
same this 6th day of s ay, A. D. 1913.
G. R. Hendricks,
W. F. Mauldin, [SEAL.] lor
Anvone desiring a teacher for a sum
mer school, please address,
Miss Helen Thomas,
Easley, S C.
-More than 5000 goo(
citizens read The Sen
tinel every week -
Has Been CoIlec
wardens. have been
goi~ernor: 3. M
goer .burg; M. V. Long,
ston, Greenville, and H.
of J. C.
at Sellers, 0
county, &fC $
den, resigned r . -
man pat'lingi t): .
Corner." Fromt g
recently received;ec iu
ure of a large d M
Davis, his wife, who&
kinlng John Lewis,4
er of Chester county,
Columbia and placed !
tentiary for sa
Barnard B. EvAns,
bia, was concluded
preme court with t15'
the attorneys. The caa c
Tense was presentedb.
of Spartanburg and Pf
Columbia. W. H. Cb~
resented the State of
Kirkley on the pibfe
miles .outh of Kerxa
ago, has been admittnt
amount of the bai was
The motion for the bal
before Chief Justice i -
of the'busineas and
of this place the Jol
phone exchange was
should be- only a sinit
arst class'local and lo.
vice will be__
rons of this erdmangeas
era are men that do.
elected school trustees
W: The Rev. 3. C. Roc a
heimer and J. L. Win
tion was very quiet;on
iug cat, and there
The new trustees
of the jpeo
tion of p ink
burg city schools has2
completed. Each pupil wan
thoroughly and. the trustees
much pleased with -e% x
though quite a number wer"
be physically defective .
or other, in most
were only slight. -
. L Brogo; of _
Young, Rembert, E. T.
all old members of thk e
L. Parker, of Wedgedeld,
Burkett. Statesburg. ..
mended for the county at
Cheriaw.-Cheraw is ins
a municipal campaigne for
fill the unexpired termn of
D. Evans. Can Y
In coming outj~ but thereer
J. W. Brauinatton and
both mnemberi of th
council. There are. no
campaign, and .peogie.4
has Iss ae
-Wilson anW B Burg ardI
linas Mule company of-f: -
been chartered with a capita
$4,000. The officers are:~
house, president, ad Henr
secretary and treasurer. .~
Spartanburg. - Advo
new county proposed to be
the southern part of
northern pert of Laurens
with Woodruff as the' c.
have begun an activeca
ticipatlon of the election'
.pointed comioneysm~- to
requirements .of..law are
formation of the propos
inated George H. Anyoan~o
master at Ninety-Six. As
nomination was sent In t
mors here that oppo k
ed schools will closS on
on the ni'ghtsaf May.29 - OZ
first night wBi be given oe
literary soclefty for its
the last night wfi 'be -feN
ating exercises. The pea=
been a most sueceisfl one
Orangeburg graded schoolL?
North.-TWo deaths ing
occurred near here'
and his son, -
few hours apart The
Sthe morningsand the ten
lug. Pneumonia WaS'
ray, one of the three
wounded by the-fl-ne
SAustin, was reporte4 $
Sserious condition. He h
hospital in Columbiaw
brought a few hours at
shot him. Grave fears e
ed for his redVry.
Later: Pr. Moore
day morninjg- The
still at large.
Nor Tifants and
3lei Ithi Yela