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THE PICKENS SENTINE
PUBLISHED WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION PRICE ONE DOLLA PERY
Established 1871-Volume 45 PICKENS, S.'CO JULY 15, 1915 Number 10
t PICKENS COUNTY ITEMS
School Openings, AU Day Sing
Do your trading in Pickens.
Mt. Carmel school will begin
its summer term Monday, July
Town Creek school will begin
Its summer term Monday, July
26, with Miss Eva Holder in
olly Springs school will be
gi its summer session Monday,
Ju y 19, with Miss Minnie Herd
Il persons interested are re
q sted to meet at Griffin church
th fourth Saturday in July to
c n off the -church grounds.
11 persons interested in the
c . etery at Porter's chapel are
r ested to meet at the chapel
urday morning, July 17, at
clock and help clean off the
Pickens township singing con
ntion will meet with Moun
in Grove church the fourth
unday in July, at 10 o'clock a.
Everybody invited to come
prepared to spend the day.
The Six Mile school w--ll begin
its summer term, in little school
house, July 19, with Clarence
Mann as teacher. Teacher re
quests that all patrons and pu
pils be present opening day.
All patilons of Montyale school
should take notice that the
school wif begin its -surmmer
term Monday, July 19. Prof.
George Welborn is principal and
Miss Rubh Cannon assistant.
Children's day exercises will
be held at Mt. Tabor chyrch the
fourth Sunday in July. Come
A prepared to spend the day.
Among the piominent speaker3
who will deliver addresses are
J. J. McSwain of Greenvilie and
R. T. Hailum and S. B. Craig
All persoins interested in Anti
och school and church are re
quested to mneet at the church
Saturday morning, July 17, for
the puepoee of cleaning off
the cemetery and -school
grounds. The Antioch -school
will begin -its summer session
Monday, July ;19.
A protracted meeting will be
gin at Twelve Mile Methodist
church Sunday night, July 18,
at-8 o'clock. Services will be
held each day 4luring the week
at Il d'clock in the mornings
and ,8 o'clock in the evenings.
Everybody cordially invited to
attend the seryddes.
There will be a memorial
meeting the fourth Sunday in
July at ,(Golden Creek chm~ch.
Let everrybody come and show
respect for the dead. Several
good speakers are to be present
and some good singers will also
be there. Bring song bopks and,
*come preparedl to spend the day.
We are requested to announce
that Children's day exercises
will be given next Suunday at
salem Methodist church, begin
ing at ten o'clock in thie morn
ing. Several prominent speak
ers will also be present to ad
dress the crowd. D)inner will
besersved on the church gr~ounids.
The Gates rural graded school
will begin its next term Monday,
July 19, with the following
teachers: W. F. Welborn, prin
cipal; Hovey R. Seaborn and
Miss Nina Griffin4 assistants.
The teachers hope to meet all
the pupils and patrons at the
school house the opening morn
At a recent meeting of the
board of trustees of the Oolenoy
graded school the following
teachers were elected for the
next session: Rev. Willie Ham
rnond, principal; Misses Emma
Hammond and Annie Williams,
assistants. For the past two
years Mr. Hammond has most
successfully filled the pastorate
of the Oolenoy Baptist church
-and it is hoped that his worke as
a teacher will prove equally as
efficient. HeI is a graduate of
Furman pJniver'sity. Tfhe two
ladies are both graduates of the
G, W. 0. of Greenvillc, and are
teachers of experience.
Married, by J. B. Newberry
at his residence on July 11, Miss
Working For Prohibition
Below is a. list of Pickens
county Sunday school superin
tendents and their Postoffice ad
dress, as we have been able to
Pickens-R. T. Hallum, Pick
Cross Roads-James Findley,
Central-J. E. Nix, Central.
Pleasant Grove-J. M. Fortner,
Griffin-S. P. Freeman, Pick
Mt. Tabor-W, J. Chapman,
Norris--J. D. Littlejohn, Nor
Nine Forks-J. A. Robinson,
Peters Creek-W. M. Baker,
Secona-W. H. Stewart, Pick
Following is a list of township
representatives as suggested at
prohibition meeting held at Pick
ens Saturday, June 19.:
W. A. Matthews, Central.
M. A. Boggs, Liberty.
W. M. Rigdon, Pickenst. F.D.
W. W. Aiken, Sunset.
H. F. Wright, Central. t. F. D.
C. E. Robinsoui, Pickens.
J. B. Findley, Dacusville.
J. L. Bolt, Easley.
The above list of township su
perintendents have been appoint
ed to -see after the ,resolution
passed at the prohibition meet
ing of.June 19, "That-each Sun
day school in Pickens .county,
regardless of denomination, ap
point three ladies from their
schools to see that every voter is
propenly registered an d pledge
them to vote the prohibition
ticket on the 14th of September,
1915." B. J. JOHUNsIN,
S. S. Supt. Pickens Co.
Married, at Freeman Whit
mire's, near the Pickens mill,
July-1 B. F. Chappell of (Easley
and Miss Ollie Snoddyv. The
groom is a son of G.M. Ohappell
of near Rosman, N. C., and is
emploiyed in E. N. Hines' store
at Easley. The bride is a daugh
ter of John Snoddy of .-Sugar
town, ear Easley. They will
make -their home in Easley. M.
F. Mester, N. P.., -in :his ,usual
way performed the marriage
At the same place and -same
time of the above marriage E. L.
Ragsdale and Miss NoIvin Rines,
both .of Easley, were married,
M. F. Hester also .verforming
this cereniony. Mr. Ragsdakit is
a son-of E. W. Ragsdale, sar
geant of dThe county.chaingang,
and the bride is a daughter of
Ephriam Hines, who .is in the
mercantile business at Easley.
We wiek success all along the
voyage- af life to both these
couples. ONE PREsE~N'T.
Essie May Simmons and Ed
ward L. Jones. Tjhe bride is
the youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Moses Simmons of
Pickens route 1. TIhe groom is
a son of Mur. and Mrs. .J. B.
Jones of Pickene route 4. A fter
the ceremony the bridal party
left for the home of the groom's
parents, where a reception was
tendered them.. The young
couple have many friends who
wish them much happiness.
The following announcement
wvill be of interest to many peo
ple of Pickens county: "Mr.
Joseph Edward Leach and Mrs.'
Louise Virginia Moore announce
their marriage on Thursday, the
eighth of July, 1915. Easley,
B. C." Trhe ceremony was per.
formed in Greenville and wvas
guit a urpiseto their friends.
M.Lah is a well-known at
torney of Easley, having come
there from Oklahoma about
three years ago. Before going
to Oklahoma he graduated at
the University of South Caro
lina and had practiced law at
scveral places in this state. Mrs
Leach is a (laughter of J.N.
Decan, who mioved to Easley
from D~uncan abou t two months
ago, and a niece of Alvin H.
Dean of Greenville. They will
be at home at Easley, after the
20th of July. We wish them a
ln life of nsefnes
Local and Personal
Mr. and Mrs. James Tribble
have as their house guests, Miss
Legare, of Charleston; Miss
Frances Robinson, Easley; Miss
Frances Bruce and Messrs. Ha
good and Sydney Bruce, of
Pickens.--Anderson Mail, July
C. B. Smith of Central was
called to Pelzer last week to' the
bedside of his brother, E. S.
Smith, who died Monday night,
July 5. Funeral and burial
services were held at Big Creek
church, Williamston, Tuesday
The Pickens Hardware &
Grocery Co. has just installed a
large McCray refrigerator and
are now preparea to protect but
ter, cheese etc., and fresh vega
tables from the summer heat.
This store is continually look
ing after the interests of its cus
C. L. CureLon, of Pickens, a
member of the governor's staff,
will go to Greenville Thursday,
when the governor and his staff
will review the second regiment
of the South Carolina National
Guards, which regiment has
been encamped at Greenville for
the past week.
Mrs. J. M. Aiken of Piedmont
died at her home Monday morn
ing and was buried at Shiloh
church Tuesday. Mrs. Aiken
was the mother of Mrs. F. L.
Finley, of Pickens, who has the
sympathy of many friends in
her bereavement. She had Leen
at the bedside of her mother for
several days before her death.
Prof. J. W. Ballentine, former
principal of the Pickens school
but taught last session at Mc
Clellansville, has ordered us to
send his paper to New York,
where he is taking a six weeks'
suecial course at Columbia Uni
versity. Mrs. Rallentine and
their little son Fred are with
him and a card from him savE
they are enjoying their stay
The floodover inOconee cotan
ty caused by the recent rains is
said to have been equal to the
freshet of 1903 in many respects.
Seneca river at Calhoun was
highest it has been since W76,
and much bottom land corn was
washed away. It is reported
that a small mill on the head
water of Little river was wash
ed completely away, and the
miller with it. Whether he was
drowned or not was not pesi
tivelv stated. Many bridges
were washed away.
35 horsepower m~otor High-tension
lightivg. Left-hand drive, center con
rear. D1emrountable rims (one extra ril
This is the Largest
land That Will Be
fT HlE long, low streamline boi
1 jections. From the rounde
curved back, there is not a b)
gently upward and1 blends into t
doors are flush, wvith hinges con
fenders are long and sweeping
rounded surifaces. The run ning
obstructions, the storage battery
at the rear. The windshield is I.
of the (cOwl-a part of the car its,
Tihe car' is superb~ly finished
delicately striped with pure ive
contrast by black enameled rad
Mod1el x:3 touring car is a beau
car at any price-it is at home il
CAREY & RICHE
We will be glad to give you a dI(
Local and Personal
Is your name written there?
on The Sentinel's honor roll.
Drs. C. N. Wyatt and J. E.
Boggs of Easley, were visitcrs in
We offer The Pickene Senti
nel and the Southern Cultivator
both one year for $1.50, or The
Sentinel and the Progressive
Farmer both one year for $1.50,
or all three for $2.00.
Besides the prizes offered to
members of boys' corn clubs, a
list of which is published this
week, additional prizes are of
fered to members in Pickens
county. It will pay the boys
G. A. Ellis, one of Pickens'
best known bachelors, has trad
ed some of his Pickens county
land to T. F. Floyd for a large
apartment house on Townes.
street in Greenville. It has been
reported that Mr. Ellis would
move to Greenville, but he says
he has not decided to leave Pick
The heirs of the estate of the
late Col. C. L. Hollingsworth
have leases the Cedar Mountain
rock quary situated on the Sou
thern Railway between Liberty
and Easley, to Mr. Maurice
Klein, and it will be started up
again in a few days. It will be
operated by the Southern Crush
ed Stone Co. This plant has
been idle for the past three years.
The revival meeting which
has been in progress at the Pick
ens 'Methodist church for an
even two weeks closed Sunday
night. Rev. A. E. Holler did
some. earnest preaching and
much interest was maifested to
'ward the close of the meetinm.
The church membership of the
town was revived and many re
consecrated themselves to God,
but no new members were re
Mrs. Rosa Anderson, wife of
the late Andy Anderson, died at
the home of her son, Charles H.
Anderson, at Glenwood mill,
Sunday, the 11th instant, from
pellagra, aged 68 years. She
had been ill for some time and
her death was not unexpected.
She was a member of theGriffin
Baptist church for many years.
Four children, three sons and
'one daughter, are left to cherish
her memory. The remains were
carried to Griffin church and in
terred in the church cemetery
the day following, Rev. Fulton
Childress conducting the ser
Touring Car, Model 83
O 1)ED $750
naigneto ignition. Electric starting sand
trol. Tires, 33 by 4 inches, non-skid in.
mi). Full streamliine body. Deep di van)
Produced This Year.
ly is unmlarredl by angles or pr1o
d edge of the radiator to the full
reak in the lines. The hood slopes
he beautifully cuirved cowl. The
coaled and1 handles inside. The~
in their curves, with gracefully
b)oardsB are clean and free from
concealed, the tire carriers placed
uiilt-in, and conforms to the cuiirye
elf, niot an apparent af terthough t.
in a rich, deep Blrewster green.
ry white, and set off in pleasing
lator, fenders and ruinning b~oard
tiful car. It asks no0 0(dds of any
Y, PICKENS, S. C.,
mnonstration of this car at no time
Three Family Reunions
On July the 4th the children
and grandchildren, relatives and
friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. D.
Nations of Liberty route 3 gath
Ered at the old home once more
to celebrate the Fourth with
dear father and mother. It was
zlorious and touching to those
aged parents for all of their chil
iren to be with them at the old
home again. At noon a large
bable was spread in the beauti
ful grove and loaded with' many
good things to eat. - After all
had partaken of the splendid
linner they gathered around the
organ and enjoyed some good
3inging, after which some good
prayers and talks were made.
About 5 o'clock all began to de
part for their respective homes.
It was a sad parting, but there
will come a time when there
will be no more parting.
Accordi.ng to previous arrange
ment soie of the relatives and
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Israel
Merck surprised them on July 4,
when they met at the Merck
hone in cornmemoration of their
birthdays and to celebrate Inde
pendence day. Owing to the
inclemency of the weather nany
relatives and friends were de
prived of the pleasure of being
prese4t. However, there were
100 present and all certainly had
a nice time. Dinner was an
nounced between 12and 1 o'clock
and the table was loaded down
with everything that a, hungry
man could wish to satisf y a crav
ing appetite. Those present were
marched around the table and
there paused and were silent
while Mr. J. H. Durham return
ed thanks unto our Lord for th
abundance of his blessings. Her
the writer's vocabulary fails t<
furnish words to tell the rest
After dinner the etowd assem
bled in the house and on th
porch, where they were highl:
entertained by Rev. B. F. Mm
phree, who made a most excel
lent talk. Mr. Merck is 73 year
old, is the father of 12 children
has 60 grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren. lie serve
his country four years in th
civil war and after the surrende
came back home and took ui
peaceful and honorable life of
farmer with no earthly good
except his wearing apparel. H
and Mrs. Merck haye raised thei
family by hard work and honesi
dealings, now have a nice home
70 acres of fertile land nearthim
mile, are out of debt and hav<
plenty of everything aroun
them. We hope their last dayf
will be their happiest ones.
J. W. 1H.
The children and grandchil.
dren of Mr. and Mrs. W. B
Pressley of the lower edge of
Pickens county, near Symmies
mill, sprang a surprise on themr
last Tuesday, July 6. It being
Mr's. Pressley 's 68th birthday,
the children andl grandlchildren
preparedl a dinner and all went
in and( had a nice timer. Tlh(
following children with theit
families, besides sever'al friends,
were present: W. L . Priessley
and ,J. C. P~resslev of Six Mile:
John and Samt Brooksof Pendle.
ton; S. Mvi. O )wen of ibA erty; J.
L. Pressley of C entlral and Lynn
Spearman of the lower part of
county. All their children were
present but one. M r. Pr'essley is
59 years o1(1 and hot h he anl
Mrs. Pressley are hale and hearty
for their age. May they live tc
see many miore birt hdays is omi
The Salemi ('orrespondent 01
the Seneca Journal says: Mr.
Thlloma~s Camtpbell and1( bride o1
Pickens were the enests of Mr.
L. 0. Lusk and f'iily recently.
....Messrs. A. C'. Smith and I
S. 'Alexamdir and Others are
thinking of t ry ing the west thi.
fall. Hoeld ont, boys; plenty o1
breadl in~0( ol )Onee yet if you
will shovol it (out. And r'emem
ber' the goodl water' and1 many
other good t hinigs we havye. ..
Mrs. Mary l'. Hlolden is spend
ing some' timte visiting relative
in Pi(kens ('ounty...Mr'. Mel
ton Alexander, of Pickens
whose health has been v'ery deli
cate, is spending some tinme witl
his sister, Mrs. WV. H-. Lunsk
HIis health is miuch imlprove<
much to the (elight of his man'
friendsg here o n~elsewher.
CATEECHEE f4EWS NOTES
An Interesting Letter From B.
Deaths-Picnic Rained Out.
This section has been blessed
with good rains, consequently
everything of a green nature is
With plenty of garden sauce,
blackberries in full blast, a good
wheat crop and watermelons in
sight with notes and mortgages
not yet due, July and August is
the happiest time of the farmer's
life. If he don't get religion
then in a good revival meeting
and hold It till debts begin to
come due the devil ought to get
him anyway. This is a hard old
world to live in anyway, and if
it was not for the consolation of
a better place beyond this vale
of tears it would have been bet
ter for us all if we had never
been born. Then with the flames
of a burning hell staring us in
the face, isn't it strange how
some men will sell their inherit
ance in this home for a drink of
whiskey, a card or dice game, a
dollars or a few hours' pleasure
with some dissipated character?
The four leading agents of the
devil are a bottle of whiskey, a
deck of cards, a pistol and a
lewd woman. When the devil.
gets a man started after these
four evils he has him just a&,
near hell as he wants for him.
not to be there.
Well, we started out to write.
up the news, but are about to
drift f rom the subject. We may
give a piece later on the evil.
things of this life, provided the
editor of The Sentinel will give
Magistrate G. R. Campbell;
visited homefolks in Pendleton
3 Friday. We are sincerely sorry
3 to note that George's health has
not been very good of late.
Born, unto Mr. and Mrs. Fur
e man Robinson of near Norris, a
few days ago, a fine daughter.
Furman went out the next day
to gather up laundry for the
s Asheville laundry, and it was
well he did, for we are told that
he needed the laundry worse.
3 than anyone else.
The rain on the 4th knocked
r out the picnic at Cateechee, but.
[ we are told they intend having it.
today. Saturday, the 10th.
R We noticed an account of the
old folks' singing not long ago.
. Wewishthe managers of it would
send it down to some church in
this section. It would be wel
cone any time. The best music
we ever heard was at one of
There were two deaths at this
place a few days ago. both from
pellagra, namely. Mr. Gus Roh
erson and Mr. Frank Gilstrap.
Mr. Roberson leaves a wife and
three or' four small children. His
wife was a Miss James. Frank
Gilstrap was the second son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gistrap
of Norris and his wvife was
the eldest daughter of the
late Rev. W. G. Mauldin.
HeI leaves several small children.
Mr. Roberson was buried from
Six Mile and Mr. Oilstrap from
A small infant of Mr. and Mrs.
WV. ID. Brown died and was
buried f rom Camn Creek one d ay
last week. B.
Liberty Singing Convention
The Liberty Township Singing
convention will meet with Rice's
C'reek Baptist church, two and
one-half milies niorth of Liber~y,
the third Sundlay in July. Ev
erybody is invited to comec and
bring song b~ooks and plenty to
eat, for we are expecting a- good
time. The way is open for in
vitations at all times from all
churches all over' the township
for the convention.
C. E. Roc4Ens,
Sec. and Treas.
NOTiCE-We will sell for
cash, this season only, the fa
mous Walter A. Wood Mow
ing Machine for $47-50. TLhcre
is no other machine on thc
market that will equal this ma
chine for service, high speed
,and light draft. Plcase note
- that we are making a discount
iOn these machines of $5 each.
j It pays to buy for cash. See us
, at once. Pickens I lardwv arc &