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n September 1, became
ediveJanuary 1, thoughlocal
for about 200 town
stathave not yet been
nles a ~egulatios5 for the
trtion of births and
have been promulgated
eiurea% - ording-to the
- Of theac1and forms
who must ap
registrars to serve
dir pa~-in caseof absence
reglations a per
Sb urialssudby a local
niust hbobtained be
body ofiaerson can be
_U teudtakr, - who In
ias it cheeked off by the
Ichargeof the burying
The attending physi
i out a cetfi
-f birth d aseswhere
a.e.prese This duty de
on -he fAtheror mother
law erovidesghat a local
shill "receive 25 cents
iah i ii death certifi
ropery eiecuted and filed
the ate rgistrar. On the
Sday of C eh month he
send all originalcertificates
es. Hayn, . D., state
sharged with seeing
horonghaid effcient ex
t U-ofItbtac tCred out.
ia orie , tigate
siss rind vio
nd the.la such
't the re,
elaw Neovides acie of from
- 1 ornimpiisonmient or
F. Harris-his been ap
ted registrar here.
ied~a thet residence of
-Homer-A. S Miss
dibrlgari.r. Stansell is a
imising young \farmer and
ndswell in his community.
esSalie is the eldest daughter
:a JoegPiLarim-of the Pra
Wreek. setion and numbers
Eriepis by the 'score. The
ppy: ioung couple have .the
gttiSions of their many
ads.__ _ _
ldnear Easley on De
23, at the home of the
de'&.aets, Mr. and Mrs.
nanWhittaker; Miss Eth
bth Whittaker and Mr.
n Try Fowler; Rev. H. A.
el officiating. Mr. and
* ittaker will make their
Anderson county. They
ee very best wishes of a
nmber of friends.
January 3. Where?
hot..1tkhe bride's pa
Anderson county. Who?
CE. Holder and Miss Eu
Palmer. They will make
-home in Pickens county.
eimany friends wish them
ng~d happy life. Rev. B.
Card of Thanks
r. pditor: Please allow me
cin your valuable paper to
* all of our friends and rel
esfor their kindness to us
our present affiiction.
ily do we wish to thank
re Barrett and his good
o the bountiful Christmas
.s iin the~ way of food and
ing. May the blessings of
rest upon each one, and
Sthey be comforted in all
Stroubles. These deeds ofI
mess make us feel that those1
ipeople will be among those~
-homn Christ said,-"Inasmuch
edid it unto one of the least
hese, mny children, ye did it
me." Mr. and Mrs. Craw
e, t h e committeemen of
re Camp No. 585, W. O. W.
by extend to our sovereign:i
er; J. M..Childress, and"'
iy, our sincerest sympathy
~dahof their precious
timzrs To Use
The present low price of cot
ton has caused many farmers tc
seek advice from Clemson Col
lege as to the. economic use of
fertilizers this coming season.
To meet this demand, Prof. J.
N. Harper, director of the South
Carolina experiment station,haw
written a bulletin on this sob
ject. Among other things, hf
states that practically all the
soils of South Carolina will re
spond to good treatment and
fertilization. It does not pay tc
plant and cultivate crops unless
they are well supplied with plani
The most important plani
food for the soils of this state,'
continues Prof. Harper, "is ni
trogen (ammonia). All of ou
soils are deficient in this ele
ment. This is due to the fac
that the nitrates are soluble ii
water and are constantly leach,
ing out of the land. Therefore,
unless-crops are grown in rota
tion.with the legumes, the far
mer must use some form of com
mercial- nitrogen and ht should
insist that this nitrogen be avail
able. Nitiate of soda, sulphat
of ammonia, blood, cotton see
meal, fish scrap and tankage are
splendid sources of nitrogen
Cotton seed meal is one of thi
best and at the present price i
is one- of the cheapest. Nitrat
of soda is also a good source o:
I nitrogen and it will liberate z
certain amount of potash in the
soil. When applied early in'th(
spring it greatly increases th
yield of grain. ~ -
"It also pays to use acid phos
pnate on all types of soil found
in this state, excepting where it
has accumulated from previouf
fertilizations. Acid phosphatc
is not only a valuable plant food
but it is also valuable in that il
hastens the maturity of plants,
especially cotton, and preventz
cotton from running to stalk 0:
"On account of the Europear
,ar our source of potash, which
comes from Germany, has beer
cut off, causing the price to in
crease considerably. At th(
present time it will not pay the
farmers of the Pied mont sectior
y-anmrypotacir in their ferbi
lizers. The sandy soils of the
coastal plain arevery deficienti
potash and what is on hand
should be used for the soils of
I"Fertilizers are not amend
ments or stimulants to plant
growth, but furnish the neces
sary elements of plant food,
without which they will not
gro w. Our staple crops take out
large amounts of plant food fromt
the soil which must be replaced.
The farmers of the state have
not acted unwisely in that they
have been using fertilizers in
large amounts for a number of
years. Howeyer,under the pres
ent conditions with the low price
of cotton, we advise the farmers
to reduce the amount of fertil
izer they will use this season,
I" T he re is a considerablE
amount of plant food stored in
our soils as a residual from pre
vious fertilizations which can be
called on in this time of need.
Practically all of the phoshorus
that has been applied in acid
phosphate to the soils in this
state is still in the first twelve
inches, excepting that which has
been taken out by plants. Acid
phosphate does not wash out of
the land as does nitrogen. In
our present financial stress we
must make good use of the plant
food stored in our soils and re
duce our fertilizer bill as much
'We recommend to the farm
ers of the Piedmont region that
they apply to their corn 300
pounds of fertilizer composed of
equal parts of acid phosphate
and cotton seed meal-this to be
applied at the time of the plant
ing-and when the corn is waist
high a top dressing of from 60 to
75 pounds of nitrate of soda. For
cotton we recommend 200 pounds
of acid phosphate and 200 pounds
of cotton seed meal, applied at
the time of planting. For oats
and wheat we recommend 100
pounds of acid phosphate, 100
pounds of cotton seed meal and
75 pounds of nitrate of soda.
The soda should be applied early
"For the coastal plain we rec
ommend for corn 200 pounds of
acid phosphate and 200 pounds
of cotton seed meal-this to be
applied as recommended by the
Williams plan-and 100 pounds
of soda to be used when the
corn is bunching to tassel. For
cotton, 200 pounds of acid phos
phate, 200 pounds of cotton seed
neal and 25 pounds of '
f tashband 75
of soda, to b
Batis Frmidable Was Sik By The
Germans Off The Coast of
SIX HUNDRED MEN PERISH
One Hundred and Fifty Survivors Of
Disaster Were Picked Up In a
Strong Sea By Trawler
London.-The Daily Chronicle states
that survivors of the battleship For
midable report that the vessel was
torpedoed both fore and aft and sank
The Chronicle's Brixham correspon
dent, who is authority for the forego
ing, says the captain of the trawler
Providence, which rescued seventy
survivors who had escaped from the
battleship in a cutter, states that other
fishing boats were close at hand. The
captain expreszes the belief that other
survivors have been rescued and taken
to Dartmouth. He saw no other boats
belonging to the Formidable, however.
The destruction of the battleship in
the.English channel by a mine or sub
marine boat, although one of those
events Englishmen now realise must
be expected so long as the British
navy is compelled to keep the seas,
has caused widespread grief.
This is due, not so much to the loss
of the ship, which was fifteen years
old and cost about $5,000,000, as it is
for the men-600 in number-who are
believed to have gone down with her.
Thus far only 150-men of the Formi
dable's crew are known to have been
fiiseed.-A 'light cruiser picked up 80
. and a Tory er 70. Among the
rescued are eight o mid.
The British admiralty has not an
nounced the locality where the dis
aster occurred, and declares that it is
unable to say whether the ship struck
a mine or was torpedoed, but the in
clination here is to believe that a sub
marine again has been successful in
'PREDICTS END IS NEAR
President Poincare Tells Diplomats In
Paris That War Will Be Over
Paris.-Prediotion that 1915 would
see the end of the war was made by
rresaenct -oPncare ~Iii-n*'iddris to
foreign diplomats who went to the
Palace of the Elysee to present New
"I do not doubt that next year, at
this traditional reception, we shall cel.
ebrate establishment of a beneficent
peace," said the president.
The British ambassador, Sir Francis
Bertie, as dean of the diplomatic corps,
presented the congratulations of his
colleagues and himself. In his address
Sir Francis remarked that the diplo
mats present comprised "representa
tives of the nations fighting at the side
of France, and of other nations where
on neutrality imposes special duties
in this grave crisis."
American Ambassador Sharp was
among those present. He was accom
paied by three former ministers who
are aiding him in the arduous tasks of
the embassy during the war-John W.
Garrett, H. Percival Dodge and John
GERMANS LOSE ST. GEORGES
While Kaiser's Troops Yield Belgian
Coast To French, They Took
London.-Fighting in Flanders and
northern France has been confined
largely to artillery engagements, ex
cept near Bethune, where the Germans
claim they have taken a British trench.
They admit, however, the loss of St.
Georges, near the Belgian coat, which
the Berlin official report says it was
decided not to attempt to retake, owing
to high water.
In the Argonne region, where the
battle has been almost continuous for
weeks past, the Germans have made a
little progress, as an offset to which,
however, the French declare they have
continued their advance in upper Al
Wilson Chooses Three Men
Washington.-President Wilson was
understood to have decided tentative
ly on three members of the federal
trade commission. They are Joseph
E. Davies, commissioner of corpora
tions; Edward N. Hurley, president
of the Illinois Manufacturers' associa
tion, and George Foster Peabody, a
New York banker. Two others are
to be selected. The three men chosen
are all Democrats, and if they are final.
ly decided on, the other two members
will be Republicans or Progressives,
according to the law passed.
Belgrade Is Bombarded
Belgrade.--"Four Austrian monitors
bombarded Belgrade this week. Their
fire did slight damage. Reports from
Sofia, Bulgaria, of a serious clash be
ween Servian' and Bulgarian frontier
guards are officially denied here. The
truth is that Servian Guards arrested
a number Iof inhabitants of Bagan
WZawZ, ho were trying to leave the
ountry void military service. But
w o casualties and there
with the Bulgarian
the gist of the of
James F. H'n
A White House announcement states
President Wilson will -veto the lit
eracy test immigration restriction
bill should it pass the senate. The
president's reasons are that the
measure is unconstitutional and un
American in principle. Similar bills
were vetoed by President Taft in
1913 and by President Cleveland in
1893 on the same grounds.
WILSON NOTE STIRS BRITISH
ENGLISH GREATLY AGITATED
OVER OFFICIAL NOTE OF
President Wilson's Message Of Warn
ing Causes Greatest Sensation
in England in Years
London.-The American note pro
-na: against the British treatment
of Am -- nerce and insisting
of an early impr - me as a
complete suprise to the Bri is
lic; as there had been virtually no
intimation that any friction had aris
en between the two governments.
Placards posted by the evening pa
pers were given over exolusively to
the American note and the papers
gave it e largest headlines they have
given any news during the past
month. Consiquently the British peo
ple regard this as one of the most im
portant occurrences of the whole war.
Even the war nws T'as allotted a
Isecondary place to the note fzi the
news columns of the papers
British Public Alarmed -
The first impression of the public
is that the note may create friction
and perhaps some unfriendly feeling,
although the newspapers point out
that it specifically states that the
representations were made in a
friendly spirit.' The situation is
comparable to that which arose at the
time of the South African war, when
neutral shippers began to send car
goes intended for the Transvaal re
public t the neutral port of Delagoa
Biggest Sensation In Years
Nothing of the kind since President
Cleveland's Venezuelan message has
produced such a sensation.
VETO LITERACY TEST
President Wilson Is Ready To Veto
The Literacy Test Bill If It
Washington.-When congress met
after the New Year's holiday, the par
amount subject up for consideration
was the immigration bill pending in
the senate. Senate leaders purpose to
bring the measure to a vote before the
adjournment and expect that it will
be passed with the literacy test re
Strong indications came from the
White House that President Wilson
would veto the bill If passed in its
pres'ent form. President Taft vetoed
a similar measure In 1913, because of
the literacy test. President Cleveland
also vetoed such a measure in 1893.
1The senate passed the bill over the
veto, but the house motion to repass
failed. The bill's champions predict
that it can be passed this time In both
houses over a veto. The vote of 47
to 12 in the senate against eliminating
the literacy test, which President WIl
son opposes, was generally accepted
as a test vote.
Wilson Pushes His Program
Washington.-President Wilson ex
pects his legislative program, tiue ship
ping, Philippine, conservation and ap
propriation bills to be passed at the
present session of congress, and with
out an extra session. He has told call.
ers that other proposed legislation had
been met with predictions that it
would be impossible to pass. The
president said he expected the income
of the government to exceed the ex
penditures during the fiscal year. He
said he was taking no personal part
in the fight over the immigration bill.
Create Tariff Commission
Washington.--Bills to create a tar
1ff board were introduced by Repre
sentative Mann of Illinois (Rep.) and
Moss of Indiana (Dem.). They are
practically alike. Norman E. Mack,
former chairman of the Democratic na
tional committee and now member for
his state, commenting on the plan of
Representative Mann, minority leader
In the house, for a congressional tar
iff commission, made the statement
that "the Democrats should go even
further and name-a tariff commission
to take the tariff out of politi "
neccanin. nd Mrs.
Aft Nickm Rac
BULDINGS WERE WECKED
Fifteen Citizens Killed In Siege-All
Aerial Assailants Made Escape
From French Guns
London.-Four German aeroplaaes
have flown several times over the city
of Dunkirk recently, dropping bombs
as they went. Soldiers in the streets
fired on the machines and one Taube
seemed to be hit, but all got safely
The official returns of the casualties
show that fifteen persons were killed
and thirty-two wounded. The bombs
were flled with shrapnel.
For half an hour the whole city
crackled with rifle shots and bombs.
which threw up dense clouds of black
smoke. No sooner did one aeroplane
seem to depart than another arrived.
Buildings in all parts of the city were
The first bomb fell on the fortifica
tions, two more near the railway sta
tion and many others in different parts
of the town and in the suburb of
Rosendaell and the districts of Coude
kerque and Fumes. One child had an
arm blown off and an old woman was
The fifth aeroplane remained as sen.
try outside the town ready to attack
any of the allies' aeroplanes that
imght seek to repel the air assailants.
BELGIANS FILE PROTEST
Belgian Minister At Washington Files
Protest With United States
Washington.-The Belgian minister'
the state departmeD 0
test a A +Zeoi v by Ger-t
man military "IMUltles in Belgium
of merchandise worth about 57,000,
000 francs. He asserted that the Ger
man policy means "the ruin of In
dustry in Belgium."
The protest set forth that the goods
were not taken for use of Germany,
and that consequently the seizure was
in violation of the fourth Hague con
vention. The Belgian minister issued
this statement: "The German authori
t!kieave patjnto requisition against
a single receipt and-without-nention
Ing the value of the same, the fofll
Ing merchandise, to be awarded to
Germany, and which belongs to pri
vate parties: In Antwerp, cotton for
the value of 13,000,000 francs; mubber,
2,500,000; woolen, 6,000,000, and leath.
er 10,000,000 francs. In Ghent, cotton
nets, flax and other raw materials, 8,
500,00 francs. -In Charlerol, copper,
1,500,000; tool machine, 12,000,000
francs. In Duffel, nickel, 1,000,000
francs. In Malines, canned goods, $2,
"These measuers are In opposition
with the articles 46 and 52 of the
fourth convention of The Hague, in ac
cordance with which privq property
must be respected and requisitionz can
not be claimed otherwise than for
the needs of the army of occupation.
These measures involve the ruin of
the industry in Belgium.
SHIPPING BILL REPORT
Secretary Redfieid Recommends Mer
chant Shipping Bill Be Pushed
Washington.-Initiating the aggres
sive fight to be waged in congress
for passage of the government -ship
purchase bill, to free American com
ierce from European war limitations,
majority members of the senate com
merce committee filed a report rec
ommending the measure in vigorous
terms and transmitting a commenda
tory letter from Secretary of Com
The committee report, fied by Act.
Ing-Chairman Fletcher, quoted the re
port submitted by Secretaries McAdoo
a~nd Redfleld, showing enormous in
creases In ocean transportation rates
since the war began and attendant
'alling off of ocean tonnage facilities.
le committee predicted that enact-]
cent of the ship purchase bill would
go far to relieve that situation.
France's New Aerial Fleet
New York.-France is building two
great fleets of aircraft, armed with
cannon, darts and bombs, with which
to invade Germany in the spring, ac
ording to Pedro Chapa, a Mexican
viator, who arrived here from Eu
rope on the Cunard liner Carpatlila.
Eundreds of armored biplanes, each
arrying a small cannon and bombs,
Lnd nun'. Jus monoplanes, equipped
with b.,mbs and steel darts, will be
ready to sweep across the German
rontier when winter is past, Chapa
Grants Fifty-Five Pardons
Columbia, S. C.--Governor Blease
granted clemency to fity-five state
risoners. Twenty-eight were serving
:erms for homicide, seventeen having
een sentenced originally to life im
risonment. Sixteen full pardons,
:wenty-four paroles and fifteen com
nutations are included in the list. The
release of the forty men pardoned or
aroled reduces the number of pris-;
mers in the state penitentiary here,
t the state farms, and in the county
:on tcamps to 149. Governor Blease
'as exercised clemency to 1,544.
tained a num
tacky party given at e
on last Wednesday night.
Misses Annie Duckworth and
Lee Singleton were the guests of
the Misses Miller Sunday.
Master JemieBryant of Green
ville has just returned home af
ter a pleasant visit to his uncle,
13. H. Williams.
Cedar Rock school reopened
Monday, January 4.
Mr. Boyce Couch and little sis
ters of the Enon section are vis
iting Mr. and Mrs.Homer Jones.
Miss Geneva Looper of the
Looper's Gin section spent sev
eral days -as the guest of Miss
Ruia Hendrix last week.
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Jones of
the Concord section were visit
ing the former's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Z. T. Jones, last week.
The Shady Grove subscription
school opened Wednesday, Jan.
6, with Miss Ora P. Miller as
Mr. Osborne Williams and sis
ter, Miss Flossie, entertained a
number of their friends at a card
party Saturday night.
Misses Olive and Lake Wil
liams of the Georges Creek sec
tion were the guests of Miss Lil
lian Hendrix last week.
Mr. Oscar Hays and wife of
the Bethlehem section were vis
iting the former's pn'f ,
and Mrs. T ays, last week.
News of Cross Roads
Christmas passed off quietly
and everybody had a good ti ne.
The Maynard school started
Monday with Miss Nettie New
ton of Pendleton as teacher.
Misses Lillian and Eva Farm
er spent New Year's day with
Misses Clovie and Ruby Looper.
Miss Lillie Ferguson has gone'
ki-Greenville to take a course in
Miss Nellie Hill oFasley spent
Chrismas with her grand?vetg,
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fendley.
Miss Gladys Hill is visiting herI
brother in Spencer, N. C.
Mr. R. E. Farmer of Green
ville visited homefolks recently.
Mr. James Julian and sister
visited Mr. J.A. Looper recently.
Mr. B. N. Glazener is very illI
at this writing.
Mr.Clarence Mc Whorter spent
Saturday night with his sister,,
Mrs. W. D. Freeman.
Mr. Henry Jones of Easley
visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. Jones, last week.
Mr. Prudence Hendricks of
the Oolenoy section visited Mr.
J. E. Hill last week.
Mr. Horace Farmer, who was
hurt with a gasoline engine, is
From Pea Ridge
Among the enjoyable gather
ngs of Christmas holidays was
bhat at the home of Mr . M.! N.
?roudlelock on Sunday, Decem
ber 27. A luscious dinner was~
prepared by Mrs. Goudlelock
i.n d daughter-in-law, M r s.
Lizzie, wife of Mr. Brown
Joudleback. Those p r e s en t
were Mr. and Mrs. Perry Dur
sam and daughter Egla of Six
Kile, Mrs. Lee Gassaway and
iece, Miss Coda Reid, Mr. and
Mrs. P. C. Robertson and daugh
;ers, Eunice and Enid of Liberty
oute 3. Every one present en
oved themselves grea y- is
aid of all who visit ome
;hat a more hospita '-im e
ret to be found. - FW
Mr. Julius Boldin id~kensi
oute 2, who has been confined
o his bed with pneumonia, is I
ible out again.t
Ma.r Patrick Shirley. soni ofi
W. F. Shirley -of -Liberty route
I has been confined with pneu
nonia, but is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Seaborn Pilgrim
spent Christmas with Ifriends.
m.d relatives in Piedmont.
M.and Mrs Eugene Lewis of
amspent Christmas with
;heir - parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jlayton Lewis, and Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Smith.
Miss Nina Griffin, a student
>f the Normal Industrial college,
>f Asheville to spending three
weeks holiday with parentsniear
We, the ed,q
voters of the above mentiohed
county and state, would respect
Eully petition your honorable
To provide by law foi an elec
tion to be held throughout this
tate on or about the middle of
September, 1915, for the purt
pose of submitting to the quali
tied electors of this state thed
guestion of state-wide prohibi
To make provision by appro
priate laws for giving us the i
benefit of the Webb law as tothe
hipment and transportation of'
liquor within the state;
For the enactment of strngentf,
and efficient laws for the ew.
forcement of prohibition
From Six Mile
Mr. E2itor: Will you peR
me to pen you a few dots fr6oi
the thriving lit city of SixjI
All of the farmers.'
seem to b& r much wrou
up over. ce of cot 1
asan amount of
ti a a great]
many o hat their dot
ton will not pay e fertilizer
We congratulate D. Mann in
etting first prize''n the boys'
morn club. D.. thouid'mnr14
years old, is an industriousAad"
The public debate, whicli4'a"
given in the auditorium Frid
evening before Christmas, was,
well attended and everyonepres
ant seemed to enjoy themseIes'
Six Mile academy vad't
weeks for Christmas,which ave
the students much rest and r
Rev. B. F. Murphree has.beeI
re-lected as pastor for Six Mil
this year. .This makes four1
years Bro. Murphree has been
pastor of this church, which is* '
laodecommendation for him as
a goody "her. ..
The studen s who hav
turned here'' to resume their
studies at the S. ML. B. A., after t
spending Christmas away fromi t
bere are: Misses Ianthe Casey I
Nell Crawford, Ina Lay, MaiyO
Tannery, JessieAlexander,Olive g
Murphree, and Messrs. Jacksonj
Stansell, Ernest Miller, Clarenc
Lolligsworth and several oth- 1r
Misses Agnes 0. Brown -and i
Mattie Lee Jones spent the holl
lays with their homefolk in
Ashe 'lle, N. C.i
Wil7ose, wishing all of the
readers of The Pickens Sentinel
a happy and prosperous New s
Year. -__ _ _
Norris School Honor Roll
First Grade-J. C. Bolden
~a man McWhorter.
~Sc - rade-Ralph Smith,1
Third Grade- ".
on, Alton Mullinax, and Ce~
Fourth Grade-Warner Fen-'
Fifth Grade-Clifton Multi
Eighth Grade-Christine Mc
Tenth Grade-Rita Mullinax.
Says Peter Radford -
No farmer is perfect, biut gr I
nistakes .can be reduced tea~
ninimum by intelligent-readlg
md intense thinking. '
When the farmer full? real- I
zes just how closely his interess-i
ire bound up witn those of his
ieighbor and fellow -farmer d
.hen will fariming become a pro!
The highest duty of the state'
md federal goverment is to
>lace agricultural education in
he reach of all.
The prosperity of the farmerr
s coincident with the p~ely
f the state, and fundamnnaII
he welfare of the peoplen,~4
sends upon tire cultivration of
he soil. _ _ _ _ _ - -
Mr. R. A." Craig, iih
>een living-oen Keowee ie
ho recently purchasedtIii
~erest in the stoie of
Lwp this j~i~
~ Pi~k -~