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yesTHE PICKEN SENIE
PUBLISHED EKLY Enee pi 3, 1903 at Pickens. ..as second Glass mall mtatter, under act of congeo a rc,17 USRPTO RC,$.YA
Established 1871-Volume 43- PICKENS, S. C., AUGUST 14, 1913
Vetch Seed at Cost
For Pickens Farmers
Farm Demonstrator T. A.
Bowen. is now arranging to
order some vetch seed for those
farmers of Pickens county, who
expect to use vetch for a cover
crop next winter. The seed
will be sold to farmers at actual
-cost. Those who want some of
these seed should. let Mr. Bowen
know at once. Address him at
The following educational
meetings will be held at the fol
lowing places on the following
Gates, August 19th,
Dacusville, August 20th.
Oolenoy, August 21st.
T h e folluwing prominent
speakers have promised to be
present and make addresses:
Hon. J. E. Swearingen, Prof.
W. K. Tate, W. W. Long, Miss
F reiaer and Miss Parrott.
Every' teacher, pupil, patron
and trustee.in the county should
attend one of these meetings.
. Bring well filled baskets and
come prepared to stay all day.
Speaking will commence at 10
Pickens Route 5
Dear Sentinel: I'll give .you
a few dots from route 5. Health
is very good at present. Crops
are surely fine in this part of
Mr. Vernon J ones is teaching
a flourishing school at Martin.
Rev. R. H. Lupo closed a
!series of meetings at Mt. Bethel
The church was very much
J.. W. Grant has moved his
shingle mill on J. R. Kirksey's
place. . T. L. Bivens is having
his 200 cords of wood moved
very fast. Andy Martin has a
fine crop of cotton on Mr. Biv
Mrs. W. E. Nelson is up again
:after a long spell of sickness.
D. P. Herd and family from
(Glen wood have been on a visit
in this section and in Oconee
for the past ten days.
Rev. E, S. Jones assisted Rey.
R. H. Lupo in his meeting at
* Mt Bethel last week,
I. C. Few took dinner with'1
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Durham
J. T. Skelton has been very
busy at his roller mill the past'
Liberty Local News.
Mr. T. W. Young, the very
popular salesman of T, A. Gary
spent last week with Mr. and
-Mrs. D. G. Moore at Chester.
Married on Aug. 6th at the
home of the bride, Mr. Bert
Jones to Miss Mae Willis. Rev.
J. E. 0rim officiating. The
,hride and groom left on No. 42
for Caesars Head. Mr. and
Mrs. Jones will make their
home in Pickens.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Gantt of
'Greenville are visiting the for
mer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.
.A. dantt this week.
The members of the Presby
terion church are unloading
brick for their new church.
liLiberty will soon have one nice
Mrs. J. W. Strickland and
children returned home Tues
day to Atlanta after spending
several weeks in the city.
.Mr.. 'oe Smith, of Tpexas, is
there on a visit to his brothers,
- Jim and J. P. SmIth.
Mr. W. WV. McWhorter of
. Glassy Mt. visited Mr. B. W.
Mr. J. A. '1ilhble of Lavonia
G (a., is visiting l.'ends .and re
* atives in the city. -
Mr. W. B. Glenn and wife,
spent last -week with Mrs.
Glenn's parents at Fair Play
Mrs. Besaie Smnitn has gone
on a pleasure trip to Waynes
ville N.. C.
Mrs. B. W. McWhoi'ter left
Monday ,for Lavonia Ga., where
she has gone to visit friends and
A blue Berge coat was8 found on the
-IEasley roadiast Saturday by Mrs WV T
Bates, was purchased at' Foigor, Thorn
- 1e & (Jo's, where it can I'e foundi
Easley Local News
Miss Laura Norwood of Green
ville is the guest of Miss Janie
Thornton this week.
Miss Theodosia Jones, of Ma
rion, who has been visiting
Miss Ruth King, has returned
to her home.
Miss Maude Robinson, of
Winnsboro, is the attractive
guest of Miss Eva Wyatt.
Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Jackson
and Haskell Rhett, of Beaufort,
S.C., arrived in the city Friday.
They will spend some time visit
ing friends and relatives.
Miss Janet Bolt is the guest
of Mrs. T. L. Bivens in Pickens.
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Pickens
of Greenville spent several hours
in the city Sunday.
Miss Edith Elliott, of Dillon,
is the attractive guest of Miss
Misses Essie Hagood and
Mary Graham left last week to
visit friends in Abbeville.
Miss Virgil Sellers returned to
her home Saturday af ter a weeks
visit to friends at Cedar Moun
Mr. Ben Martin, Miss Beryl
Martin and Miss Rosamond
Russell of Texas, left last week
for Washington and New York.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Gaines, of
Honea Path, are visiting rela
tives in the city,
A large crowd attended the
farmer's meeting here Saturday.
Several notable speakers were
present and the meeting was
an interesting an enjoyable one.
Misses Ruth King and Fannie
Lathem spent last Saturday in
Miss Lake Ballentine spent
the week-end with , friends in
Mr. W. W. Kennedy, of
Clarksville Ga., was in the city
for a few hours last Wednes
We congratulate the Pied
mont Association on the re-elec
tion of their splendid set of
officers. Hon. Laban Mauldin,
moderator; H. Dean Singleton,
clerk, and L. L. Smith, assist
ant clerk and treasurer.
Rev. T. Jeff Richardson, of
Texas, is out on a visit to his
friends and relatives in South
Carolina. Mr. Richardson was
baptized into, the fellowship of
the church at Enon about 34
years ago, and began to preach
at once, and has been an active
minister out in Texas ever since.
He is a brother of Mr. E. B.
Richardson of Liberty. We
hope he will preach at Enon be
fore he goes back West.
Hon. Laban Mauldin delivered
the memorial address at Enon
Rev. F. R. Mc~lanahan was
in Easley Saturday for the first
time in a month. He has been
on the sick list. We are glad
to see him better and hope he
may soon be well.
Norris Local News
Miss Captola Garren and Susie
Osborne, of Atlantag are Visit
ing in Norris this week.
The reunion at the home of
E. H. Galloway on the 29th or
July was well attended, there
being over 100 persons present.
It was Mr's. Galloway's 30th
Married on the 10th of August
by J.D. Mauldin at his residence,
Mr. Elmer Gilstrap to Miss Eula
Davenport. Also on .the same
day at the residence of Mr. New
ton Sentell, the bride's father,
Miss Mary Sentell to Mr. Louis
Porter. We wish them a long
and useful life. Trhe officiating
officer says his latch string is
still on the outside of the door
and $1.00 wvill raise it day or
Mv. C'. Rhodes' house on bib
erty avenne will soon be com
Messr-s. E. W'. Tlate and J. D.
Littleton are having. their homes
The second section of train
No. 37 was wrecked near1 W.\
M. Johnston's, near- Norris, lasti
Saturday. No one was serious
ly hurt. The funeral party ac
comipanying the body of the
tlate Senator Johnsoli of Ala
bama, was on board. Senator
Smith of South Carolina was in
the party. MayBee.
Say a good word for Thn Sentinel
Items from Oolenoy
One of thr most severe rain
falls recently experienced in
this section fell Friday after
noon about 3 o'clock. For
about half an' hour the water
fell almost in torrents. The
precipitation was accompained
by an electrical display, several
trees through the community
Miss Alma Jones is visiting
eer sister in Brevard and other
interesting places in N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Morris of
Pickens, are spending awhile
with the latter's parents.
Mr. Joe Keith and family of
Greenville, visited at the home
of his father last week.
Prof. J. I. Reece has gone on
a business trip to Florida.
Some of the people of this
section went to Table Rock last
Saturday and had a jolly. good
Mr. and. Mrs. Jesse Morris
visited MVIr. and Mrs. Grover
Keith Sunday. ,
The school at Oolenoy is pro
gressing nicely under the man
agement of Profs. W. T. Chas
tain, G. E. Keith and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Morris and
Miss Irene Hendricks spent last
Thursday night at the home of
Misses Lillie and Lena Turner
The protracted meeting closed
at Oolenoy church last Thurs
day morning with three new
Listen ! ! There will be a
picnic at Oolenoy school house
Aug. 21. A large crowd and a
good time is expected. The
picnic promises to be an event
of much interest and enjoy
ment. Everybody is invited
and will be welcome. Promi
nent speakers will be here.
Don't forget to bring those
".well filled" 1 .skets and come
prepared to s )end a pleasant
and profitable day. The band
will furnish music during the
On the 29 of July, there was
a family reunion at the home
>f Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Roper,
near Liberty. All their child
'en and family being present
3xcept their oldest son of Eas
ley, who could not be there.
MIany friends and relatives were
also there. All seemed to en
joy the day in the grove under
the beautiful wide spreading
There was a long table made
for the ocassion, which was
loaded with the best of eatables.
(lood music and singing in the
af ternoon. Th ese wvas one miss
ing we loved so wvell, since the
last reunion, gone to his long
eternal home, wvhere I hope we
will all meet each other, which
will be a greater reunion in
Heaven, where parting will be
Mt. Pisgahi Church.
Last Sunday will not soon be
forgotten by the people who at
tended serv ices at Mt. Pisgah
church in Anderson county.
The cr'owd was immense, the
spirit of wvorship earnest, and
intense interest was manifested
from the beginning of the wor
ship to the close. There seemed
to be a pent up excitement hard
to control. It was evidently the
power of God's Spirit upon the
congregation. After' the sermon
the pastor baptized 28 into the
fellowship of the church and 10
were added by letter', making a
total of 38. The eveor increasing
congr'egation demands m o r e
room, so we believe the house
will have to be enlarged. If the
brethren take a notion to build
they are abundantly ab~le to (10
so. Our, hearts rejoice greatly
to see this (dear old church,
which has been comparatively
asleep for some time, waking
up. May the good work go on
till every member wvill be found
at the front ready to do their
Messrs. . G A. Ellis and R, T.
(Burch) Lewis have mighty
fine corn crops this year, and re
port that if it keeps on growing
they will have to haul the ears
from the fields on the r'unning
gears of wagons, like -hauling
logs. Easely Progress and
Greenville Piedmiont will please
The Col. Bowen Monument.
The following gentlemen are
asked to solicit and receive con
tributions for the monument.
Prof. W. S. Morrison, Clem
son College; R. G. Gaines, Cen
tral; W.F.Davis, Brushy Creek;
P. M. Taylor, Easley; C. E. Rob
inson, Pickens; C.H. Carpenter,
Dacusville and George's Creek;
W. H. Chapman, Liberty; E.
W. Tate, Norris; Aaron Mann,
Six Mile; J. B. Findley, Cross
Roads and Looper's; Matthew
Hendricks, Pumpkintown; Maj.
G. M. Lynch, Antioch; W. W.
Aiken, Eastatoe. a
When a suflicient sum has
been collecte:1, a committee will
be appointed to select the. monui
ment, erect it, arrange a pro
grai for the unveiling cere
On behalf of Jasper Haw
thorne Camp, Confederate Vet
erans. No. 285, Easley, S. C.
.3. C. Johnson, Com.
Elias Day, Adjt. .
D. W. Iiott, Chaplain.
The farmer's institute aiild
picnic at T. It. O')ell's, near
Libei ty, last Wednesday, was
well attended and great go id
will result. from the meeting.
Practical talks on subjects of
interest were madte by men who
know and a great deal of inter
est was manifested. The ins
titute at Easley Saturday was
also a great success and the
most largely attended meeting
of its kind in the co-ount.y so far
Mr. Editor- Please permit
me place in your valuable news
messenger to say that, the ''Old
ex-slaves, reunion, Aug. 7 at.
Griflin Ebenezer Baptist cluirch
was a brilliant success. There
were about a thousand people on
the ground, who made the day
delightful and enjoyable. by
their good order and beautiful
behavior. The many speeches,
though brief, were full of
wholesome counsel, timely ad
vice anld cheerful encourage
ment for all. In the afternoon
the president, the Rev. R. South
erland invited the Old Folk to a
royal feast, which was par
ticipated in with great satisfac
tion. This wss the fourth ex
slave reunion celebration and
was considered one of the best
in the history of the organiza
For House of Representatives
Fri'ends of l)r. J. L. Bolt. here
by announce him a candidate
for- the Tiouse of! Repressil t utivyes
from Pickenis co(unut~v to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of
Hon. Fr'ied Willians. anud subl
jec;t to the rules of thle special
election of A uguust 26. 1913.
For Cotton Weigher
Thlo: malluy frienids of Frank
Kirksey her-eby announce h im
a c'and1idate for Cotton 'Weigher
in the electionI of August 1 (,
Farm for Sale
(9 acres. 2?. miles west of
Pickenis Cour-t H ouse, on publicw
road. IR. V. D). right by dloor.
I Ifine state of cultIi -ation.1
Two good dwellings and a good
B. A. Allenod,
Pickenis, S. C. R . D. '2
THe 10 NEWXESTl
ot-namients foi silflfICme we(ar
aeinlude~ld ini ourl large stock of
WeT( have here eyer-ything t hat
wonmankind could desire and~
there are mnany useful articles
that men need.
If you 'are looking for the
hntest novelties at fali- prices,
see our display first,
S. S. Convention
The sixth annual convention
of the. Pickens County Inter
denominational Sunday School
Association will meet in the
Methodist church at Pickens,
S. C., on Wednesday, Septem
ber 10, next at 10 o'clocle prom pt
ly. The executive committee
is hard at work securing speak
ers and making all arrange
ments necessary for the best
Convention 'vet. There will be
a morning, afternoon and night
session. The prog;am is now
being made up and has some
very important questions for
discussion. The purpose of
this association is not to help
any one denomination, but to
help all denominations so that
every man, woman and child
in Pickens county will be in
department of the Sabbath
school. This is due to nothing
but organization. Pickens
county has two townships or
ganized and a systematic can
vass shows a large increase in
the enrollment over last year,
This increase is due to nothing
but organization, All Sunday
school folks. working together
for one common purpose, the
salvation of souls. .
Each school is requested to
elect or appoint three delegates
who, with the superintendent,
will represent the school. These
delegates should be elected at
once and the names sent to the
chairman of the entertainment
committee so that the entertain
ment may be provided. Mr.
Taylor H. Stewart, Pickens S.
C., is chairman. A committee
on music has been selected and
good music will be a special fea
ture of the convention. The
full program will be published
as soon as completed.
Albert F. Riser, Sec.
Pickens Mill News
Everything is progressing
along very lovely at the village
Rev. C. A. Waters filled his
regular appointment at the
village church Saturday night
and Sunday following, to a
The infant baby of Mr, Hom
er Reeves, has been very ill, but
is much improved at this writ
Messrs. Charles McNeely,
Cecil Porter visited in Easely
Sunday afternoon with their
best'girls.. Go ahead boys and
have your fun while you are
Dr. Jewell of Pickens wor
shiped at our church Sunday.
We wvelcome this young gentle
man into our midst.
Mrs. James Hughes and son,
J. R., of Laurens county are on
a weeks .visit to her son1, L. E.
Hughes, of the village.
Messrs. Luther and Lucian
Pace, have accented positions
in the Pickens Mill. We are
glad to see them back again.
Messrs Joe Bagwell, Pharoah
Chaistain , Maudie Bagwell and
Ethic Porter have been takmng
a wveeks vacation in N. C., visit
ing at Brevard and Lake Toxa
way and the beautiful Sapphire
Mr. Lee Chastain of Green
ville, is at home with his father,
who is on tihe sick list. His
friends hope to see him out
T1he waters of 12 Mil~e river at
Robinson's bridige were troubled
again on the 'thl Sunday. The1~
pastor b~aptized a happy young
convert Into the fellowship of
the Baptist Church at Norris.
Desirable Farm For Sale
F Iarm1l kf)noin as the R. H.
Dilworth place, [lonsisting of
100 acres, most. of it in high
state -of cultivation, situated
five miles south of W alhalla and1
three miles north of Westmins
ter. One three r0oom house on
place. Will sell to the highest
bidder at Walhalla Court House
at 2 p. m. on Mondr y Septem
ber', 1, 1913 provided not sold
at private sale before.
Terms: one-third cash; bal
ance in one andi two years pay
mlents with interest at 8 per
cent. For particulars apply to
Mr's. Mary Illworth or W. B.
Dilworth, Westminister. R. F".
Money For This Statg
Columbia.--A special from Washing
ton states that because of the stront
showing made hero by the South Car
olina bankers when they appeared be
fore Assistant Secretary Williams o:
the 'treasury relative to the distribu
tion of the $50,000,000 for crop mov
in-g purposes, it is understood that be
tween $1,000,000 and $1,500,049 will be
Representatives of banking inter
ests from Columbia, Charleston,
Greonvillo and Spartanburg reached
Washington early in time for the
meeting and are loud in their praises
of the method Secretary McAdoo chose
to relieve money stringency at a time
when funds are most needed in thc
South and West.
Greenville has Perry Beattle, J. W
Norwood and A. L. Mills, while Spar
tanburg sent Arch 13. Calvert and oth
Columbia was represented by Geo.
L. Baker, G. M. Berry, Wilie Jones
and John W. Lillard.
Charleston sent X1. 11. Pringle, It.
0. Rhett, E. II. Sparkman and John
Senator E. D. Smith called at the
treasury department in behalf of a
number of South Carolina banks
which want to be included among
those to receive direct from the gov
arnmont money for moving the crops,
Secretary McAdoo told him that the
decision to place South Carolina's
share of the money in banks in Char
leston, Columbia, Spartanburg and
Greenvillo and no other cities would
not be changed. The treasury ofi
vials want to have direct dealings with
a minimum number of banks.
Union Trustees Form Organization.
Union.-J. 1E. Swearingen, state su
perintendent of education, addressed
the trustees of the various public
schools of the county. The address
was a strong one, full of instructiot
and advice on school matters. Dr
James M. Farr of the University o1
Florida also made an interesting tall
to the trustees. 11. C. Little, count
superintendent of education, presidoe
at the meeting and afterwards suc
ceeded in effecting a, permanent oa
ganization of the trustees. The ofl
cers elected: Dr. J. T. Jetor, Santu<
president; J. 1. Minter, Sedalia, vie
president; M. C. Gault, Jonesville, sec
rotary and treasurer.
Saluda Farmers' Union Meets.
Saluda.--Saluda County Farmers'
imion held its regular meeting at
Pleasant Grove. The meeting was
well attended, six local unions being
represented by full delegations and
there were quite a number of visiting
imembers. One of the main features
f the discussions of the meeting was
tLh subject of cotton bagging and ties.
The union instructed the business
agent to gather information on this
iatter and report at next meeting. A
^onmittee of three-W.' 1E. Bodice, J.
W. P. Harman and W. B. Ilare--was
appointed to make arrangements for
reviving and reorganizing some of the
suspected local unions in Saluda.
Much Interest Ina Farming.
Barnett.-Anr enthusIastic farmers
mneeting hold in the academy at Gar
sleLL, Hampton county, marks clear'ly
Lhe day of new interest in this great
work. Meni, women andi children as
uembledl for mIles out of town to meet
lecturers from Clemson college. J1. M.
Riley was called to the chair, anid the
Methodist minister, the Itey. Jf. I.
Brown, opened the meeting withi ean
uppropriate prayer." Prof. J1. M. Hur'
gess ably discussed lIvoy stock and
silos. Prof. C. F. Nivon ably follow
3d on fruits and truck.
Hail Storm Does Much Damage.
La4u rens.--A hail storm in the vicin
ty of lloyd's Cross lioads, wrought
considerable dhamage to the growinug
crops, eight or teni farm11 sl eig struck.
The young cottoni was badly boniten
downa and stiiped of Ilim bs and fol
age. Con alIso siuftfered from th e
hail and wvind. At Madden an old gin
house was blown down and in the city
of La urenss a negro clhuirch was wreck
ed. At \Vatts mills a small house was
struck by lighitning, a bureau do
miol lihed andi a hirige eoeiing renst in
the gable of the caini.
Want Money to Carry on Work.
Columbla.----J. W. H a bcockl, M . I.,
and l'. If. Ausll, represxent ig the State
Hospital for the insane comm ission,
appiearedl before the sinkIng fund ('om
mission andl asked for' a loan of $:25,.
000 to carry on the de velopm'en t work
at state fair. It was held by the
mnenmbers of the asylumii comminission,
tpon the~ ad vice of thle attornoy gen
eral, that an act of the Iegislature
gave them the right to borrowv the(
money. The propjwait Ion wvas taker1
under consideratIon by the sinkini
Columbit.--With the arrival in Ce
lunsbia of 11. H. von Ezdorf, the Unii
ed States public health service launcl
ed a (campsaign for the eradicationc
msalaria ins South Carolina. Dr. vo
E-,zdorf w'ill work in conjunctlin wit
the stato board of health and the cit
boards of hanlth.
Pickens route 3, August 10.
As we have seen nothing from
this corner for some tine we
decided to gather up and send
in the happenings which have
transpired in this quiet section
here of late.
The health of this section is
very good with few exceptions.
Col. 0. P. Field is still very
feeble, but we are glad to note
that he is some better. 11t is
very likely that the wounds he
received during the Civil War
are to a great extent influencing
his siffeliig. He is today
wearing perhaps some of the
wvorst battle scars of any veter
aun of the lost cause; some of
which he received in the great
battle of Gettysburg of which
the 50th anniversary was re.
Crops in this section are very
good. but injured some by the
continued rains and wind of
the past two weeks, vet if no
further disaster befalls the crops
farmers will go into the winter
of 1913 in much beettI r shape
than they did the winter of 1912.
Yes, we h-tve been reading in
Ihe iiiIfereiit. papers of the prop
osil ion of Coinmissioner E. J.
Watson to build a highway
from Columbia by Anderson,
Walhalla, Whitew'ater rn:l on
to Lake 'ioxaway. And the
business men and officials of
these points have extended him
a hand of hearty recogniiition
with a' promise of liberal aid.
For instance Mayor W. M.
Brown of WValhalla, and Super
visor W. C. Foster of Oconee
coun it.v, are wide awake to the
poposit ion. We are influened
to believe this would be a svreat
medium of advertising our up
per counties to sections where
the real value of them are little
known. As .Easley and Pickens
did not happen to be on the
suggested line of which no het -
ter rouit e could perhaps be local -
_ ed than the 41r-y ridge from An -
(lersoi to Easlev, thence to
Pickens, then by N. F. Looper's
place, Gravley's mill, Nine
'l'imes, Sti Set, (A iken's Store)
Moseley's bridge, thence across
into Oeonee county two and on
half miles up to Whitewater.
''he grade from the a] o ve oiits
is fue and with a little expen
diture coluld be ntulh' a grand
i:oad and a great adv'ertisetent,
for 0111' county. But as the
broken link 1rom Anderson to
Iasley exists, viv not, the
town1s of I asley amd 1Pickenis
m(d the citizens along the line
from Easley to Wlitewatetr
take up the mat"1 ter.." and. b il it,
fromi Ea4~sey to Whiteowater'1 am I
highw~ay. Th'in k of' th imlupor'
priise wvouhld beu toi i4asley aiI
Pilckenis andii thei ston1 ithrouigh
whlich1 it, iraiversed'(. '1Trulv wI'
not lIiing in a dead1 aIgu. I
thtis siubject b)u1t wVill stopj forit
this t imet. A hiarmer.'
All persi'ons interestedl in the
1betlehiem cemetery are re
<1ueosted to meet at the chmn chi
onl Tluiesday, August 19th, foru
th purpose l)05 of cleaning off' then
(ceme'tery. Bing all suitable
tools andl dinner and1( come pre
pared to stay all da~y if neces
Concert at Holly Springs
Thle singinig school at Holly
SprJintgs wie 0.,I has beeon taught
by WV. A . Portier for ton days
wvill close next Satnr'day, the
liith inst. A concert wvill be
given at 1:30 p. mn. on Saturday
to whtich the publlic is invited.
Mr's. 11. J. Massey died at her
home near Pickens Wiridayv
night,, She had been ini bail
health for several mon this, but I
been confined to her' bedl only
about four weeks. Theii blody
was laid to r'est in the Pickenis
cemneteryv Satulrday, Rev. It.
Holder' (condu ctin ithfe fuuneralI
s0.rvices ait the cemeliterIy. Mirs.
Massey was a daughter' of A.J.
Crane of Central, and leaves a
husband, six children, th re
sister's, Mr's. 1?. L. Ilamnes of
Pickenis, Mrs. W. A. Garrett of
Cent rat, Miss Blonnie Crane of
Central, and one brother, R. II.
Cranie of' Liberty. The bereav
ed oneos hav'e the sympathy of