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Established 1871-Volume 45 PICK ENS, S. C. SEPTEMBER 2, 1915
LHistory of Mt. Carr
Prepared by a committee consisting of Messrn
J. R. Lathem, Joseph Looper N. K. Smith, L.
L. Smith and G. E. R. Williams, and reasd be
fore the church by Mr. C. V. Lather).
T HIS church owes its origin to
a community prayer meet
ing. About 1830 a small
odv of Christians was meeting
rom house to house, and the
Idea of a church was originated.
Permission was obtained from
Cross Roads church for them to
meet as an arm of that chuech.
They began meeting as an arm'
of Cross Roads church, but did
not seem very successful, and
after they had met for some
time the mother church sent
Bro. Joe Looper down 'to ask
them to come back to. Cross
Roads, but a few faithful sis
ters,viz: The Misses Kennernore,
Mrs. Mary Lathem, Mrs. Niza
Hunt, Mrs. Martha B urdine,
4 begged taro. Looper to meet with,
them, and through their com- I
bined efforts .this church grew,
and today we have a -rmember
ship of over 200
From the best information ob
tainable this is the fifth house
this church has had since its or
ganization. It was organized as
a church i.January, 1837. The
presbytery consisted of the fol
lowing.: Bros. Wim. King, David
Blythe, iJoseph Robinson, Allen
Robinson, Stephen Powell, W.
Cantrell, Mark Freeman. Bro.
King acted as moderator.
Oharles Davis and .John Ken
newore, the first two deacons of
this .church, were -ordained by
this ipresbytery. ,Bro. Davis
seems to shave . been clerk from
the beginning, but in February,
'8' Bro. Harvey IKenno nore
was ellected clerk.
In Apni'l of the -same year the
chui'ch :receiyed Stephen Powell
as:a-member. Bie was a licensed
preaoher. and in July of the
same ,vear he was -ordained a
preacher 'hy the follo wing breth
rem:: Elders Jordan and Blythe,
and 'Capps. Bro. Powell seems
to have been -sipplying the
ch'uroh at the time of his ordi
In July.,1840, the ch;rch elect
ed B'o. iJackson as deacon. At
this time the church was being
visited 'by va rious preachers, viz:
Roper., Boroughs, .King, Blythe,
Jo1lan,., a'ohinson a nd Bro. Mil
ler, a Methodist circuit rider.
The ohu'rch seems to ,have been
growhi-g -Fpirituall V and numer
ically., for in Octohe:, 1842, the
church'received into its.nem ber
-hip by .experience the much
beloved and noble servan-t of God,
the Rtev. W. B. -Singleton. The
church also set apartitwo new I
deacons, Joshua. Jackson and D.
H. Ken emerg The presbytery
consisted of,.giRev. T. L. 1Roper,
4.Rev. :9. P9Nyell, and 19eacons
Grogan., Whsitmire and Davis.
Ini 143 jro Kennemnur re
signed as earkr and Bro.HiCleve
Hunt was iboted and served un
til April, i$5. Bro. Red Rack-,
ley was ctedi1clerk in Novem
Bro. Wwell wvas still supplying
ik this ch'uch and asked permiis
sion, to establala an arm of the
chg.ch at old Brushy Creek,now
Sj'.oam, church., and in Junae,
- 1 ,was organiz~ed as a church.
'lj~ church was still growing.,
,and in 1847 sent .out another
' He was ordained by the follow-. a
ing, b~y the laying on of hands: A
Bros. D. Po well., A. .Williams and I
1t seems that Brot her Powell<
preached for the church from the
time it was organized until 1849.
In February B~ro. D. Blythe was
called to the pastorate and served
3until 1852, when Jesse Dean was
elected. In this year Bro.Rack
1ey' resigned as clerk and Bro. I
John Smith was elected. In 1854 1
.1 Bro.John Aril was called to the 1
pastorate and preached t wice a'
month. D~uring Bro. Ariall's
pasto.ate the church ordained <
and set apart another preacher,
Bro. N. R. Smith. who was or
dained by the following: Rev.
Jesse D)ean, D)avid Blythe, TI.
Looper and W. B. Singleton. In
February, 1856, Bro. Holder was
called as pastor. In 1857 Bro.
Powell was elected and served
one year. Then the church call
ed Rev. W. 1B. Singleton, who
served one year. Then Rev. T.
Looper took charge of the church
and served untIl 1.862. Elder
ael Baptist Church |
David Blythe was then called
and served until January, 1866,
when the church called Elder A.
D. Bowers. At the same time
the church elected two more
dleacons, W. L. and 0. H. L.
Smith. They were set apart by
a presbvterv consisting of Rev.
T. Looper, Rev. A. D. Bowers,
Deacons Josenh Looper and Eli
jah Roper. L. R. Smith was
3lected church clerk.
In 1869 Rev. W. B. Singleton
ook charge of the church as
pastor. In 1872 B.. F. Dilworth
was elected church clerk and
Rev. T. Looper preached for the
hurch. In 1873 Rev. W.B.Sin
;ieton again supplied thechurch.
[n 1874 Rev. A. D. Bowers was
alled and in 187.5 Elder G. W.
Singleton was called as pastor
mnd Bro. N. K. Smith was elect
3d clerk of the church. In 1874;
Rev. W. B. Singleton again
)reached for the church and L.
R. Smith was set apart as a dea
>on. The presbytery consisted
)f Rey.W.B. Singleton and Rev.
4. W. Singleton.
In September, 1878, the old
hurch having gone to rack and
he members having been meet
ng in the schoolhouse for sey
ral years, resolved to build a
3hurch-the building we now
>ccupV. The following building
ornmmittee was appointed: Bros.
W.L. Smith and B.F. Dilworth,
Jitizens 0. W. and J.S.Lathem
rnd W. R. Cla4'dy. The ground
bhe church iwew stands on was
lonated by W. R. Clardy, and
the largest .coiitri butors were G.
W. and J. S. Lathem. Later
the building committee was en
arged by appointing E. T. Hol
3ombe., L. R. Smith, J.W.Hunt,
. O'Sheals, W. B. Singleton
and M. F. Wiliams, and Citizen
W. J. Pender. The new church
was .dedicated Sept. 27. 1879.
The dedication s e r m o n was
preached by Elder W. B. Single
ton, from Timothy 3d chapter.,
15th rverse. By request of the
chutch Rev. -. W. Singleton
helped to raise the money to
paint the church.
In February., 1.880. Bro. N. K.
Siith resigned as clerk-and Bro.
N. A- Christopher was elected.
In Mach., 188., Rev. S. A. Gary
took daarge of the church, and
luring his .pastorate the church
had a great 'revival and the
:hurch was greatly strengthen
3d, and another preacher, J. F.
singleton, was 'received into the
In Felwuary., 8'8414, Rev. J. W.
Hutchins took charge of the
.hurch. In Fetaruary,1885, Bro.
Jhristoplher resigned as clerk
iiid Bro. J. F. singleton was
Slected. In May.,1887, the ch a rch
set apart a niew deacon, Bro.
Wnm. Kennemnore. The presby
;ery consisted of Fdders J. W.
Elutchins, T. Looper and Dea
:ons N. K. Smith and J. F. Sin
nleton. Ordination prayer by
Bro. TP. Looper.
Thle first burial at this church
~vas September 4.,188?.
In October, 1887., Broe.. Single
~on resigned as .elevk of the
hurch and J. R. Lathem was
~lected and has co~nmed until
~he present time,alnaost-28 year s,
mnd has rmissed only seven con
'erences in that time.
In November, 1887. Riev. $. A.
)ary was elected pastor and
erved one year. Duhring Bro.
)ary's pastorate the church
bought its first organ and the
ollowing brethren acted as a
ommittee to raise the money
Lud purchase the organ-. T. 0.
singleton, James Hunt. H. 0-.
smith and M. F. Williams.
In 1889 Bro. W. B. Singleton
)reached for us, and in May of
he same year Bro. J. F. Single
on was ordained a minister of
he gospel by the following pres
>ytery: Revs. W. 1B. Singleton,
['homas Looper and J. M. Stew
itt. Bro. Stewart delivered the
:harge to Bro. Singleton, which
vas a very strong and able one.
In May, 1890), the church set
Lpart two new dleacons, Bros.
I. Ri. Lathemi and1 I.P. Garrick.
I'he presbybery consisted of Bros.
W .B. Sing~leton, J .F. Singleton,
WL. Smiit h, N. K. Smith,Win.
K(enn emore, Mel vin Bilarton and
md( J, T. ChildrFess
Ini 1.891 Bro. J. F. Singleton
egani preaching for us. In 1.892
Biro. Johnie Freeman took up
-.hn work nn i 195 Br'o W.13
On last Wednesday evening,
August 25, at 4 o'clock, aquiet
and lovely home wedding was
solemnized at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. James Gillespie,. when
Miss Inez Gillespie became the
bride of Mr. Edward Winchester,
Rev. H. F. Wright performing
theceremony. The waiters were
Mr. Eugene Giflespie and Miss
Ora Prince, Mr.. Ray Lynch and
Miss Mae Gillespie and Leo Win
chester and Miss Katie Gillespie.
The bride is the fourth daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gil
lespie and the groom is the eld
est son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Winchester, all of the Mountain
Quite a large crowd of relatives
and friends witnessed the cere
mony, after which they went to
the home of the groom, where a
sumptuous supper was served.
The many beautiful presents
received showed the high esteem
in which the young couple are
held. Thursday morning they
left for Lake Toxaway, N. C.,
and other points to spend a few
days, after which they will be at
home to their many friends at
Ice Cream Festival
An ice cream festival, under
the auspices of the Ladies' Aid
society of Salem Methodist
church, will be held at the par
sonage of the church Saturday
night, Sept. 4, beginning at 7.:30
o'clock. The funds will be used
in refurnishing the parsonage.
The public is very cordially in
vited to attend.
Sec. Ladies' Aid Society.
Have You Any Hay?
If you have you probably want
to bale it. Several good reasons
why hay should be baled are
given t M e advertisement of
Bolt's Spedal SaMrday Sale
Edwin L. Bolt & Co. of Eas
ley offer for next Saturday, Sep
tember 4., one day only, 50c and
" 1.OO ladies' silk hose at 25c a
pair. A bargain worth while.
Singletou again supplied the
church and coninued until 1898,
makinga total of 19 years he had
preached for the church., and his
last years were his best years;
and none but God can tell what
a great work he di<4 for us. He
departed this life Sept. 8., 1898.
In 1898 Rev.. I. C. Holtzclaw
began to preach for the church
and continued until January,
1902,when he resigned. During
his pastorate we started a fund
to place a monumenit to Bro. W.
B. Singleton and this church
headed the list with $27.50. We
also helped to raise a monument
to Biro. Hutchins.
In March, 1.902, Bro. B. Holder
begani preaching for us and
preached for us the balance of
the year. In April, 1903, Bro.
W. C. Seaborn took charge of
the church and preached for us
this year and the next.
In 1905 one of our own boys
began preaching for us, Bro.W.
A. Christopher, and during his
pastorate the church was great
lylbuilt up. Three new deacons
were added to the church, L. ..
mit, John Christopher and
Leigh Hunt. The presbytery
consisted of Robert K a y of
Georges Creek, Samuel Looper,
J., B. Findley, Martin Bowen
and1 John Roper of Cross Roadls,
N. K. Smith, 0. E. R. Williams
and J.R. Lathem of this church.
Rey. W. A. Christopher acted
as moderator aund Bro. H. K.
Williams acted as clerk, and at
this same meeting Br'o. WV. A.
Christopher received1 a unani
mous and indefinite call. He
ser'ved two year~s; then Rev. W.
C. Seaborn was calledt and serv.
ed1 two years: Bro. J. M. Cul
beOrtsonl then preached for us nine
months and W. P. Holland fin
ished out the year. [n 1909 Bro.
W . J. Wostr was unanimously
cal led and1( served five years. 'l'ho
church wa greatly blessed duri
ing his pastorate.
We then, calledl Br'o. 1). WV.
H-fiott. our1 1"r(sent nastOr'.
Pickens County Items
The following speakers are
expected to speak at the W. 0.
W. picnic at Mt. Carmel next
Saturday, September 4: Hons.
M. F. Ansel and John M. Dan
iel, of Greenville; Hons. R. A.
Cooper and C. A. Power, of
Laurens; Rev. D. W. Hiott, R.
T. Hallum, J. P. Carey, Jr.,
and Sam B. Craig, of Pickens.
Prof. Lueo Gunter, state su
pervisor of elementary schools,
with Supt. Hallum, visited Len
hardt and Vineland schools
Wednesday morning of last
week. On the same day they
also met at Rock Springs church
with the patrons of the . newly
formed Lathem district and dis
cussed the school conditions of
Mr. John F. Miles had a fam
ily reunion August 22, at his
home near Liberty, at which
were present five sons, three
daughters and forty-six grand
children, besides a large number
of friends. Dinner was spread
under a large oak tree and all
had a nice time. After the re
past was served songs and talk
were indulged in by those pres
The Pickens oil mill ginnery
is now ready to gin cotton, All
the machinery has been over
hauled and put in first class
shape and customers of the gin
nery will get good work and
treatment. Last year the first
bale of cotton ginned in Pickens
was on September 1, but it now
appeays that the first bale this
year will be sinned about Sep
tember 15 or 20.
The marriage of John Milton
Williams of Atlanta, Ga., to
Miss Crystal Ella Altom of
Greenville, August 26), was of
interest to the people of Picken
county. Mr. Williams is one of
our best boys who has mad<
quite a success in business. H(
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Grad'
Williams of the Mt. Carmel sec
tion. We congratulate him or
his good fortune in securing one
of Greenville's best and faires1
daughters for his life compan
The W. 0. W. picnic at Six
Mile Saturday was a most enjoy
able affair. The speaking was
in the auditorium of the acad
emy and W. C. Mann delivered
the address of welcome in a very
happy manner. Among the
speakers were 1). W. Hiott and
Sam B. Craig of Pickens and J.
M. Daniels of Greenville. Taylor
H. Stewart also made a short
talk. A picnic dinner which
surpasses description was served
and enjoyed. The people of the
Six Mile section are among the
biest and it is always a pleasure
to visit them.
Several boarded the recent ex
cursion at Easley for Talalah
Falls. Jovial and genial George
Williams happened to be at the
ticket window in the dlepot when
a young lady and her 01(1 moth
er came in. Helpmng her mother
to a seat the sweet young thing|
tripped swiftly to the ticket
window and said (as if it wvere
one word) "Two-to-Talulah."
Of con'rse good old George Wil
lianms wasn't usedl to anything
like that, but he managed to
get his breath and say '.'Oh you
kid!'' before he happened to
think that the young lady was
not flirting at all, but wvanted
two tickets to TIaluilah Falls, Ga.
J. M. Wood1, of Nine Tlimies,
was in town Monday and1 re
ports that his son, 'James M.
Wood, of Murphy, who was bit
ten b)y a smtke Thursday night
wvas much Improved Sunday.
Thursday night Mr. W~ood
heard some rats in an old1 build.
ing near his house making (uite
a disturbance and1 he went to
see about it. He raised a plank
from the floor and put a cat un
(der the 01(1 house where the rats
seemed to be, but the cat im-.
mediately jumped1 back out.
Catching the cat he was just
putting it back under the house
when a snake bit him oni the
back of the right hand. .\ ll
remiedies known to Mr'. WVood
aU~l his neighbors were resorted
to. but he suffered1 mnch palin
until Sunday. It is suppow~r~d
the snake was a rattler. but it
wn1S not killed.
For the Cause of Edu
The Rally at Pleasant Hill
Inclement weather conditions
prevented many from attending
the educational and agricultural
rally for the people of Long
Branch,Kings and Garvin school
districts, which was held at
Pleasant Hill church- Friday,
August 27. However, the church
building was filled with pupils
and patrons of these districts,
and those present were enthusi
astic in their interest and were
treated to some of the finest ad
dresses ever made in Pickens
Among thespeakers were John
G.Clinkscales, professor in Wof
ford college; D. M. Ramsay,
president of G. W. C.; W. H.
Barton, of the state farm exten
sion work; Mr. Rochester.of the
Sandy Springs Waterworks Co.;
Lueco Gunter,of the state school
work; T. A. Bowen, farm dem
onstration agent of Pickens
A most excellent dinner was
prepared and served in picnic
style by the fine ladies, of whom
there are many in this com
The people of Pleasant Hill
section have decided to build a
modern graded school building
near Pleasant Hill church or
Lawrence chapel. The object is
to consolidate the districts of
Kings and Long Branch, do
away with the Pleasant Hill and
Long Branch schools and make
one good graded school. King
school will remain where it is.
We are satisfied that this
would be a wise step to take. It
will give the children of that
section of the county a chance
to get a good common school ed
ucation. Rural graded schoolE
have passed the experimental
stage and have been proven L
success. They are already es
tablished and doing excellen
work, and if the masses of th<
- children are to be educated grad
ed schools must be established ir
every section of the county. W
are pleased to note the hearts
co-operation between the patron:
and trustees and the county an
state educational departments it
establishing such schools. In
our opinion one of the best pieces
of school legislation ever passed
in this state is the Nicholson act,
which provides for state aid in
establishing rural graded schools
throughout the state.
The Rally at Flat Rock
Thursday. August 26, was red
letter day for the Flat Rock
school. On that (lay an educa
tional and agricultural rally was
held there which wvill be of 'much
lasting benefit to the commun
ty. A very lar'ge crowvd of in
terestedl people were present and
excellent order prevad ed. Manyv
from other s -etions of Pickens
county and sonme from A nderson
county were present and the Oc
casion was exceedingly en joy
able and instructive. Flat Rock'
school is situated near (!armiel
clhurichi, where stoodl the fam ons
old Tlhalian academy ftnht biy
Rev. John L. Kennedy, one 01f
the foremost educators of his
dlay, and many of the old acadl
emy students weore present on
t hiis occasion. Meth ias Rich ard -
son1 and( WV. W. Russell of An
dlerson coun ity, former studlen t..
wer e pr'esent and1 made interest-.
ing talks. Among the others
who miade talks wer~e Rev. .J. C.
Bailey and E. P. McCravey of
this coun ty; J. 13. Felton, super
intendlent of education of Andler
son1 counity: E. C. McCants, su
perintendlent of Andlerson city
schools: E. M. Poteat, president
of Furman U'niversity: Lueco
G unter,supervisor of elementary
schools; H1. W. Barre, professor
of botany of Clemson college, and
W. H-. Barton, assistant state
agent of farm ex tension. .
The speaking lasted until past
five o'clock in t he afternoon ,andl
so ierested were the people that
they would not leave sooner.
Zion school children, 110) in
numiber', attend~ed the mieeting~ in
a body, each grade fly ing a ban
ner, andl it was a pretty andI in
spirink sight to see.
.A bountiful dinner was served
im picnic style.
Thej~ Fat'Rock p"0ople are to be
cation in Pickens Co.
congratulated on their fine schooL
building and school spirit. In a
few years. beyond doubt, the
boys and girls of this communi
ty will be heard from in the ed
Progressive School District
The special election held Sat
urday, August 21, to decide
whether or not Johnston school
district should issue 21 mills ad
ditional levy for school purposes
resulted in a vote of 53 for and
one against the special levy.
This makes five mills special
levy for school purposes in this
district. The patrons of John
ston district have also decided to
build a $6,000 school building in
the near future. The people of
the district are to be heartily con
gratulated on the fine spirit of
unanimity they are showing in
building up a splendid school for
this section. The towns of Ca
teechee and Norris are located in
Johnston district and the people
of the tw.o towns seem to be
working hand in hand for the
advancement of the cause of
education which will mean so
much in their development.
Notice to School Pupils
All pupils of the Pickens high
and graded school having con
ditions to make up are requested
to meet their teachers at the
graded school building Saturday..
September 4, at 9 o'clock,for the
purpose of standing examina
tions on the subjects on which
they were conditioned. No Stu
dent having conditions and fail.
ing to do summer work in the
subjects required need present
himself for examination, as it
would he a waste of time and
I effort. Such pupil will be re
quired to take his grade over.
Bring hooks and meet promptly.
W. M. MElfrON, Princip1
"Georgia Cyclone" at Pickens
speaks Thursday morning, Sep
tomher 2, on "A Stainless Flag
for Carolina", and lecture Mon
(lay night on "John and His
W ide-spread interest has been
created in this section by the
announcement of the coming of
Will D. Upshaw, known as the
"Georgia Cyclone", who speaks
at the big prohibition rally in
Pickens Thursday morning,
Sept. 2 and gives one of his fam
ons platform letures Thursday
His morning address wvill [be
on one of his favorite themes
-for he is one of the most wide
ly known "booze fighters" in
A mierica, being former vice
presidlent of the Anti-Saloon
League of America.
Hie will speak on "'A Stainfess
Flag f or Carolina'', or '"Rattle
snakes, Pole Cats, Dispensaries,
and the D~evil"', and such a
b~reezy time is expected, thiat a
dolla~r bill has been offered to.
the man wvho goes to sleep. If
the crowd survives, the lecturer
says the price for "snoozing"
will 1)e raised to five dollars on
T'hursday night, when the
umique, corgia orator will be
heard in his famous platform
lcture, "'John and His Hat''.
'l'he peoule of Pickens are ma:k
img great Preperation)s for the
coming of the "Georgia Cyc
lone" who has often been called1
the successor to Sanm Jones, and
he will dOubtless he0 heard by
Let every bod y who possiply
can stay over after, the temper
ance rally and hear ''John and
His Hat" Thursday night.
Strouse & Bros. fall opening
tailor made clothing for men
wi he held at the store of Vol -
ger, T'hornley & Co. Friiday ami
Saturday, September 10 and 11.
This wvell-known firmi has a
national repuitation as makerts
of good1 clothing amll al larg(e
nnier of sameples wvill be on
d1ispla.X at. th store ( ( t hese two
d (ays alnld aut e'xpet'1i will be ther"'
to takie youri'i mea surea and guar..
anhtee' you a fit ini th patternI of.
your own seetin Ileadl ad