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Establisbed 1871 Volume 45, IJCKENS, S. C., JULY 8, 1915Nuibi9
Velmer Hendricks Shot By Clyde
Porter Last Thursday.
One of the most distressing ac
cidents tilai ever occurred in this
section happened at the home of
John Leslie, five miles east of
Pickens, last Thursday, July 1,
when Velmer Hendricks was ac
cidentally shot and killed by
Clyde Porter, his playmate. Vel
mer was the 16-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. 'Will Hendricks of
the Griffin section, and Clyde is
the 18. year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Barney Porter of Pickens.
The boys had been squirrel
hunting and had stopped at the
Leslie home for dinner After
dinner the boys went into the
yard and were playing with the
gun. The Porter boy was hold
ing the gun (a single-barrel shot
gun) in one hand when it fired,
the load entering the stomach of
the Hendricks boy and causing
instant death. No one was able
to tell exactly how it happened,
but it was plainly an accident,
and the coroner's jury sa pro
If such a thing is possible, the
Porter family is as much grieved
over the tragedy as the Hen
dricks family, and The Sentinel
joins with numerous other
friends in extending sympathy
to both families.
Death of a Child
Garland Franklin - Bolding,
born July 25, 1912; died June25,
"The Lord gave and the Lord
hath taken away; blessed be the
name of the Lord." Garland
was sick only a short time. His
mission on earth was short but
brief, as was his life. May it
bring all who knew him closer
to God. May God's mercy be
upon the bereaved ones.
Oh, God, we ask thee for thy love,
That we may be resigned
To all thy dealings with us here,
Nor murmur nor repine.
-A k RIEND.
Martin Graded School
The Martin graded school will
begin its summer session July
19 with Ben Field as principal
and Misses Esther Gravely and
Pearl Murphree as assistants.
All students are requested to be
present on that day. New trans
transfers must be presented for
approval within ten days after
beginning of school, as transfers
are good for one year only. Tu
ition students should apply for
admission either to principal or
itrustees before school begins, as
there are cerlain conditions gov
erning the acceptance of such
students. For further iniformia
tion see principal or trustees:
All patrons and students are
requested to meet on Saturday
evening. July 17, to clean off the
grounds and make any neces
Temperance 5,500 Years 'Ago
A t'ni'eign exchange has this
interesting paragraph: "There
is still in existence an Egyptian
Ivapyrus of the date of 3500
years before the Christian era,
which cotains the following
caution: 'My son, do not linger
in the wine-,hop or drink too
miuch wine. It causeth thee to
utter words regardinlg thy
neighbor which thou remember
est not. Thou fallest upon the
ground, thy limbs become weak
as those of a child. One cometh~
to trade with thee and1 findethi
thee so. Then say they, 'Take
away the fellow, for he is
drunk.' " This is belieyed to
be the oldest temperance lecture
Frank Hlolt, the university
professor who shot J. P. Morgan
and placed a bomb in the capi
tol building at Washington Sat
urday, committed suicide in the
Mineola, N. Y., jail Tuesday
Walker White, who shot and
fatally wounded Chief of Police
Holcombo in Greenville last
May, died last Thursday at the
Gr~1eenyille city hospital as a re
sult of a wound infieted by Ser
~eant Oooksey during the fight
in which Holcombe was shot.
Homecoming at Mt. Carmel
Homecoming dlays at Mt. Car
mel church will ha the first Sun
doy in August and Saturday be
All the fQrmer pastors, all the
former members and all former
citizens of the* community are
cordially invited to be .present
and help make. the meeting a
The following program has
Saturday, 10 a. m.-Song and
- 11-Sermon by Rev. W.J. Fos
ter of Honea Path.
Recess for dinner.
2 p. m.--Five-minute talks by
memberg and visitors.
Sunday, 9.30 p. m.-Song and
10.30-History of the church,
to be read by the clerk, Bro.J.R.
11.30-Sermon by Rev. Arthur
Christopher of Duncan.
Let all Christians pray for
God's blessings upon the ieet
For the Committee.
Program of Piedmont Association
The Piedmont association will
hold its meeting with the Rock
Springs Baptist church, three
miles east of Easley, on Thurs
(lay and Friday, July 29 and 30,
1915. Visitors and delegates who
come by train can stop at La
them, viithin half mile of the
Thursday morning, 10.30.
Devotional exercises, introduc
tory sermon,organization. Noon
home missions, aged ministers,
Friday morning, 10 o'clock.
-Devotional exercises, foreign
missions, orphanage, edugation.
Laymen's movement, religious
literature, Baptist hospital, min
leterial . education,. obituaries.
About Fruit Trees
Those intending to buy fruit
trees might do well to see T. A.
Bowen, -f a r m demonstration
agent for Pickens county. Clem
son college is interested in see
Ing that the farmers get good
trees at the right prices, and the
following letter to Mr. Bowen is
Clemson College,June15, '15
Mr. T. A. Bowen, Agent, Pickens, S. C.
Dear Mr. Bowen: I have ar
ranged with the Greenville Nur
sery company of Greenville, S.
C.., for each agent-to purchase
trees for farmers another year.
This will greatly simplify mat
sers, as they will hundl'e each
farmer's order separately and
ship direct to him prov-ided they
are ordered by the county agent.
The prices for the trees are for
the agents only and I would ad
vise you to find out as soon
as you can during tdae sum
mer and fall just how many
farmers In your county will
wvant trees and order for them.
You can place order with the
nursery at any time anid state
when you want trees delivered
and they will send them. I
would not in any case, however,
order trees for a farmer unless he
will show a willingness to take
care of them per your directions.
I am doing this to help the far
meor and, if possible, stop the
fruit tree agent from begging
the farmers of the state out of
their good money. Y on kno w
their prices are exhorbitant and
if we allow theni to continue I
am afraid they will he a great
barrier in the developmenit of
the fruit industry.
The prices that I have been
given byV the above-named com
pany are as 'follows: Apples,
54c; grapes, 5Mc; pecaches, 3c;
pears and plums, 12A c; cherries,
15c. Should you desire to order
other varieties that are listed on
the inclosed blank, wvrite themi
and they wvill make you special
prices. YOU can secure any
thing from them on the enclosed
list. I have checked varieties
that I would recomnmend for your
T1ruetmig every'thing is going
nicely with you, I am
Yours very truly,NIN
FROM MARIETTA ROUTE 2
Children's Day at Mt. Tabor-A
Mr. Editor: We will give
you and your many readers a
few dots from this cozy, quiet
corner of old Pickens county.
The crops are looking fine con
sidering the recent heavy rains
which fell on last Tuesday,
washing away a great deal of
lands and of course some of the
crops with it. True, the grass is
making some headway, but we
will fix it when the sun shines.
The Rev. J. E. Foster filled
his appointment at Mt. Tabor
Baptist church last Sunday.
The best of order prevailed and
Bro. Foster preached an elo
quent and forceful sermon to
an attentive congregation If
this much talked of prohibition
will fix it so that there will be
no whiskey or drinking on
church grounds at no 'time or
place it will have accomplished
a very great deal in the right
direction; but then we must not
talk on prohibition unless we
sign our real name.
There will be children's day
exercises at Mt. Tabor church
on the 4th Sunday in July and
the little folks are looking for
ward to having a good time,
and then the older ones are for
cibly reminded of the noon hour,
when we can satisfy that long
The Misses Cloe and Snowy
Williams of Dacuiville Route 1
visited her kinsmen, Messrs. L.
S.: and E. T. Edens, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Turner
visited Mrs. Mira Turner of Da
cusville Route I last Sunday.
The Misses Attaway of Pick
ens visited Mr. J. D. McConnell
The Oolenoy Camp No. 577,
W. 0. W., will unveil the mon
ument at the grave of Sovereign
J. A. Hendrix at Mt. -Tabor
church on the 4th Sunday in
August at 4 o'clock D. m.
As you have provided- more
space in your valuable paper we
think your correspondents
should get busy and let us heat
from all of them.
Ralph Smith Dead
Ralph, the nine-year-old son
of Mr. L. F. Smith, died at his
father'3 home in the Cedar
Rock section earl yMond av morn
ing, June 28, from bright's dis
ease. He had been sick for some
time. Hismother and four broth
ers preceded him to the grave
some time ago. Besides his fath
er, he leavei two sisters. The
remains were laid to rest in the
Cedar Rock cemetery by the
side of his mother, Rev. D. W.
Hiott conducting the funeral
service. Just before he passed
awvay he remarked to those at
his bedside " that he was going
home to his mother." Ralph
was a bright little fellowv and
was loved by all who knew
Medical College of the
CEDAR ROCK NEWS
Death of Little Boy-Local and
Miss Olive Boggs Newton was
the week-end guest of the Miller c
Miss 1nez Smith spent a few ,
days last week with Mr. and Mrs. j
Mr. and Mrs. Snow Masters i
and children are visiting the for- r
mer's parents near Table Rock
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Pickens I
spent last Sunday with the lat- I
ter's mother, Mrs. Warren of I
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Williams
are spending several days with r
their son Frank of Sumter.
Mrs. Bettie Robinson is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. J. W.
Stewart, this week.
The attractive guests of Miss i
Lillian Hendrix this week are <
Miss Farr of Birmingham and 1
Miss Kate Griffin of Greenville. 1
On July 4 little Charley Bar- I
nett was called to a higher world. (
He was the only child of Mr.and
Mrs. Joe Barnett. Our deepest
sympathy goes out to the pa
rents in this sore bereavement.
The interment took place at Ce
dar Rock church Monday after
Married, on Sunday after- i
noon, June 27, at the residence
of and by Rev. E. V. Babb, in
this city, Mr. David P. Garrick
and Miss Zadie Jameson. All
of tholLenhardt section. Con
The White Steam Laundry
started up in full blast last week.
The laundry is located on Smith
street and is under entirely new
management. They will turn
out nothing but first class work
and will appreciate your sup
Mrs. Julia S. Davis died at
'her home on Easley Route 3,
Thursday night last. She was
45 years of age and is survived
by four children, one son and
three daughters. Funeral was
held from the residence at 11
o'clock Friday and interment
was in Siloam church cemetery.
A Double Funeral
One of the saddest funerals
we ever attended was at Griffin
last Thursday, the first instant,
when the body of Mrs.' Moses
Hayes and the body of voting
Velmer Hendricks were both
in front of the pulpit. Hun
dreds of sympathyzing relatives
and friends were in and around
the building. Rev. D.W. Hiott,
assisted b)y Rev. Marvel L.Jones
and Rev. Fulton Childers, con
ducted the services. Mrs. Hayes
died after a lingering illness,
and young Hendricks was acci
dentally killed with a gun in
the hands of 'another boy. May
the grace of God comfort the be
State of South Carolina
TON, S. C.
Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy
Owned and Controlled by the State'
Eigh ty-seventh sessioni begins'I
October 1, 1915i--ends June 1,
1916. Fine noew three-stor y buil
ding opposite Roper~ H-ospital.
Lab~oratories of Chemistry, Bac
teriology, A natomn y, Ph ys'iology,
Phar'macology and Pharmacy
provided w i t h new, modern
equipment. The Roper .Hospi
tal, one of the largest and best
equipped hospitals in the South,
contains 218 beds, and with an
extensive out - pat ient service, '9
offers uinsur'passedlclinical ad
vantages. Practical work in
dispensary for pharmaceutical
studlen ts. Twvo yearUs gradluated
service in Roper'hospital wit h six j
appointments each yea'. 1De- t
partnment of Physiology and Emi-i
brIyology in affiliation with t he '
('har'leston Museum. Ten lull
time tealc her's in labora;te riy
branc1(hes. For catalog addres:
Bx Chaarlesto, , S. C
Begins Next Week
We are sure you are going to
njoy the seial story whlch-will
)egin in The Sentinel next week.
.t is a story true to life and
hock full of' pure American
We want to ask the parents to
ead it to the children and see
iow much even they will enjoy
b. The pleasure they get out of
b will more than repay you for
eading it to them.
We enjoyed the story so much
hat we have read it twice and
iart of it three times, and we
kope you will enjoy it as much.
t will make you feel better to
Be sure to read the first Install
nent next week.
Singing at Praters Creek
There will be an all day sing
ng. at Praters Creek Baptist
,hurch the third Sunday in Ju
y. A great day is expected-, as
ingers of prominence will be
)resent. Everybody invited to
ome and bring dinner and song
)ooks and enjoy the (lay.
Card of Thanks
Mr. Editor: Please allow us
pace to express our sincere and
ieartfelt thanks to the doctors
mnd many other friends and
ieighbors for the kindness and
iympathy shown us during the
liness and death of our dear
vife and mother. J.J.Chastain
Dacusville Singing Convention
The Dacusville Township sing
.ng Convention at Nine Forks
was well attended and a grand
success, Will meet with Peters
Oreek church the first Sunday
in August at 2.30 p. m. We ex
tend an invitation to all. Bring
your song books.
JAMEs A. RoINsoN, Pres.
R. M. HILL, Secretary.
Miss Mary Morrison of Coluni
bia is visiting her aunt Mrs. J.
Mr. and Mrs. David Stansel
spent J uly the fourth with Mr.
Henry D. Stansel of Pelzer.
Miss Pearl Hestsr has return
ed to her home here after a
pleasant stay of several weeks
with her sister Mrs. Gresham of
Miss Frances Tribble of A n
lerson has been spending sever
il days in Pickens as the guest
>f Miss Frances Bruce.
Misses Eva Cook and( Christine
HIalone of Columnbia and the
MIisses Payne of Calhoun are
visiting Mliss Maka Boggs here
In the Greenville city election
held Tuesday C. S. Wiebb was
',hosen mayor over T. F. Hunt
by a majority of 26~ votes.
The Sentinel's Honor Roll
The following are the names of new
iubscrihers andi those who have renewed
~heir sulbcriptions to Tfhe Sen tinel since
>ur last issue:
Tf. G. Lynch, Sunset.
S. V. Carson, Pickens Il.
Hattie Craig, Easley 116.
N. Areledge, Dacusville Jt2.
Dei~c tt Davis, Schofieldl H~arracks,
T. .J. Mullinix, IEasley.
II NE wA 1.5.
It. TP. Lewis, idncolnton, G a.
J. E. Kecith, Greenville.
Latban Mauldin, Easley.
J1. M. Watson, Cateechece.
'o Let Contract for Schoolhouse
We wvill let to the lowest biddler the
ontract to build a modern two-room
choolhouse andl will be at Peters Creek
hurch on TJuesdlay, Jiuly 20, at 2 p. mn.,
or the purpose of receiving bids. Con
ractor to furnish al material for build
rg andI deliver sarne to us compllete,
xcept furnishings. Bidlders may get
Il necessary inftormation from 11. T1.
I allum, supIerinlt endlent of eduicaition,
t his oflice in P'ickens or trustees of'
'eters Creek school. We reserve the
ight to reject arG and all bids.
T'. S. SAMMONS,
J. E. Fos'ren,
PICKENS LOCAL ITEMS
Personal and Local Mention of
Interest All Over the County
Miss Bessie Garrick of the
Needmore section is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. N. A. Christopher.
Eastatoe school will begin its
sumther term next Monday with
Miss Edna Earle of Pickens in
Miss Laura Folger, of Seneca,
Is spending several weeks at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Mr. Leigh Hunt, a prominent
citizen of the Dacusville side
and several of his children were
Miss Eleanor \Earle is quite
sick at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Earle.
Many friends hope for her a
speedy and permanent recovery.
W. H. Williams and T. S.
Sammons, two prominent citi
zens of the Peters creek section,
were in town on business Tues
Roanoke minstrels will give
an entrtainment at Six Mile
school house Saturday night,
July 17. Admission 10 and 15
The Ladies' Cottage prayer
meeting will meet Friday even
ing at 4 o'clock with Mrs. J. N.
Stewart. All the ladies of Pick
ens are cordially invited to be
Will H. Harris, who holds a
responsible place with Bradstreet
& Co. in Atlanta, spent several
days last week with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs T. D. Harris, in.
Mrs. George S, Legare and
children, Misses Ferdie, Julia,
Hermina and Master Bill, of
Charleston, have arrived in
Pickens and will spend the heat
ed term at their summer home
Congressman A.. F. Lover will
make an address in Easley July
21. Mr. Lever is one of the fore
most men of the nation and is
especially interested in educa
tion and agriculture. His sub-.
ject will be "Rural Co-operation,
the Dominant Note of the Ftu
ture," and should be heard by a
large number of people.
R. K. (Burch) Lewis last week
presented The Sentinel with
some of the finest beans and
peaches we have had the privi
lege of sampling this year. We
ate the peaches up before we
got home, but we took the beans
home and managed to, get to
gether some corn bread, onions
and buttermilk and we sure had
a good dinner that day. Many
The cotton warehouse of the
Easley Cotton Mill was discov
ered to be afire about four
o'clock Monday morning, but
the flames were extinguished
before a great deal of damage
had been done. One end of the
warehouse was burned and torn
away and1 about 150 bales of
cotton were badly damaged by.
fire and water. The origin of
the fire is unknown but is sup
posed to have been incendiary.
The loss of $1 ,000) was covered
C. Allen, a (Iueer character
wvho claims to be a detective and
who has been in Pickens for the
past week mnending urnbrellas
and creating curiosity, was ar
restedl Saturday after having a
slight altercation with a citizen.
He was turned loose, but was
evidlently laboring under a hal
lucination and sent a registered
postal cardl to the governer,
reading as follows: "Send pro
tection at once to protect me
from mob) violence. '
Col. John L McLaurin, state
warehouse comnmissioner, spoke
to a fewv farmers and business
mien of Pickens in the court
house Monday. He made a fine
adldress and advised the farmers
to build a warehouse and store
their cotton. B. 0. Harris of
Pendleton madle a few remarks
endorsing the warehouse sys
tem. If,,the farmers would or
ganize, build a wvarehouse andI
store their cotton they could
b)orrow money on it and hold
ther cotton Until-they could'get