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Established 1871-Volume 45 PICK ENS, S. C., SEPTEMBER 16, 1915 Number 19
Dosville News' Letter
For some time business in th<
real estate line has been suspen
ded, but has recently opened uj
again and a few deals ha ive beer
made; among them being th<
purchase of tie plantation own.
ed 'by Mrs. George -Robinson by
4 Mr. George-Ballard-of the French
Broad Valley, N. 'C.; also thi
Warren Sutherland plantatiev
has been divided into three tract
and purchased by Messrs. Forest
and Grover Freeman and Jack
son Crane. 1Messrs. Grover
Freeman and (Crane will boti
put up a nice 'dwelling on ttheir
part of the property, whidh al
.goes to impro've our contnunity.
Rev. Mr. Eilgo, of Greermville,
son of OUr presiding elder, con.
ducted the-services at Daolsvil
Methodist .dhurch on Sunday p.
m., in the absence of the eastor,
4 Rev. Mr. Mulligan, Who was
called to -eonduct the funeral
services of Miss Ellison,-of St.
Paul sectio'n, whose -sad and
- tragic death occurred on -atur
d ay the U.lth.
Owing 'to the itd}emency of
the weather, the baipbing at
.4 Nine Forks was postponed until
the 1d Sunday of September at
3 p. m. 1"n the meantime Ith-e
members 'have built a 'nice ce
ment pool-near by., anil-the bap
tizing wilt occur there, instead
of at therriver, as waas tformerly
Mr. and Mrs. John Looper
" expect to'leave Thursdiay of this
week for a visit to their daugh
ter, Mors. 0. V. Iegsed, of
Plains, 'Ga., also Mr. -and Mrs.
F. W. Rogsed, of Plains, Ga.
Miss Leota Ponderlhas return
ed froontGreenville, after a very
pleasant visit to relatives.
Messrs. J ulius and 'rank Mor
gan. dormerly of this section,
but new-of Taylor's 'visited rel
atives and friends heelast week.
Miss Mary L. Finch, whc
taught Jere last year, but whc
is now at Traveler's .Rest, spent
the weekend with Mss Geneva
Mr. Eurdine Hunt and Miss
Malinda Hunt visited Mrs.
E. M. Thomas last week.
Mr. W. J. Ponder .attended
the memorial services and old
soldiers reunion at Berea church
the 11th., .and reports a :splendid
day, fine ,speaking, ig crowd,
and a bountiful dinner -consist
ing of sev.eral kinds of le arhecued
meat, akong with the regular
picn ic dinner,
Miss Aaauie Jones, f Gre
ville, visitid Misses Nanneie and
Lillian P'onder lastwek
Our scli 1,1 opened Monday,
Reptember -4th, with a god en
r ollment, which has bh~ rstead
ily increasing. since. We have
,several puipid-s from other- dis
1bric~ts with po6spects of miom~ af
-ter the busyr f-odder. pulling sea
.4on is over.
Mr's. Ira H1oesed~ is hiome after
a .vlsit to her mother in North
1patrolina. who has been critdeal
-lienry Blridges fell from a
he~aifold1 while engaged in help
ing build the residence of Wilie
, Grifliin, who has bought the M
Oee property here. Mr. Bridges
suffer'ed very painful, though
not serious, injuries about the
left ankle and foot. Dr. Pondei
gage him immedliate medical at
- tention and we hope he will be
able to be up and abont sooni.
Mr. Henry McDaniel w
brown from a mule, falling
ackward, and1 was unconscious'
r a while: and, although still
fering severely from the fall,
is able to be up again.
~r. and .Mrs, J. A. Philpol
d relatives of the Green.
~side, in the Ebenezer sec
4 ~ legranm was r'eceived b~y
s in Easley, the 2(1 inst.
Clifford, iLa., announcing
the (death of Mrs. Moses Hood
The family wvere formerly oj
Pickens county but have beei
residing in Louisiana for th<
past seven or eight years. Mrs
Hood wvas about 35 years o
. age. She is survived by he
husband, two br-others and
sister, Mrs. John E. Smithz, o
Child Killed by Snake
Oolenoy, Sept. 12 - A dark
- cloud of gloom and sorrow hov
ered over our entire community
on last Friday evening when it
became known that little Kath
erine, the 3-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Anderson
was dead. At an early hour
Friday morning. out in a potato
patch near her home, the little
child was bitten by a snake.
Medical aid was hasiAly sum
moned and a heroic e'ffort was
made to counteract the poison,
but all 'effforts failed. As the
light of the day was fading
I the same morning's iight which
had bomec upon this happy
and umi'broken faitfly circle
and as the shades of -night were
fallitg, the beautifdl little body,
marred'by four hideous wounds
of the poisonous reptile. lay sti:l
in dex1h's cold embrace.
The work for which little
Katherine was idesigned is fn
ished. The Great Designer is
satidfied and he 'bade her jiiin
the 'hrong of happy Angel chil
dmen.. Like the gardener whose
'lant grew beyond the garden
wall to blossom so this little :hu
maniflower. after) haying weoven
its 'tiny love tenlrils deep iialte
lthe 'hearts of her parents anti
1veI ones. is -shedding fortik
ubeauty and fragrance bey'ond
tiish ard, sothard to give Sher
up-such a himight, sweet Ohlnl
--abut "&nd 'o-es in a nwste
rious way i.. wonders to per
tfoI~l. " Som~e .4.a y we wil3 'mi
erstandwhy 't "v: as thus.
Whe funeral v.:as preached :at
d(ienoy the :%nday followilng
by Fev. W. C. :Feaborn, fenmwer
- pastor. An sium ense throng
had dathered1which evidenoed
lihe profound s' rnpathv forihe
nd beneath. mound of @s
4w ~ left the Httle one.
Picken. Route 3
'&. H. 1euderhlas returnued to
'I his hore at Gar nett. S. C., aifiler
a -iisit to the family of Rev. L.
rof. George E. Welborn. wiho
has been spending his vaca-tnan
with home folk 'left Saturflay
'for Piedmont to 'beein work as
'piiincipal of the High School for
Rev. L. W. Johnson has ye
turned from Oakway, S. C..,
where he assisted Rev. Gary
Lee iiin a Protracted meeting.
M.. W. E. Johnson and chi!
dren have retu rned 'to Spa rtai~n
burg after a visit to Mrs. L. W.
On~ September' 1st,at the Pick
ene CJiroiit parsonage, Mr. Will
McK~inney and Miss i~enora Gla
zenter were united in marriage
by Revr. L. W. Johnson. Mr.
McKinnety is from the Eastatoe
section and Mrs. McKinney is
fromr Easley. Themartiage was
quite a su-r.pr'ise to 'the kiends of
. . Meace-Graveley
IOn Sunday evening., Septemi
ber 5th, at 4 o'clock, a quiet and
lovely home wedding was sol
emnized at the home of Mr. and
IMrs. J. R. Meoce, when Miss
B lessle Meece became the bride
of Mr. James Gravelley, the
Utev. Hutson. of Oconee, per.
formiing the ceremony.
TPhe bride is the only (daugh
ter of Mr'. and Mrs. J. R. Meece
1and the groom is the eldest son
of Mr'. and Mrs. J. C. Gravelley,
all of the Holly Springs section.
TPhe many friends of this hap
py young couple wish them a
long, happy and prosperous voy
ago thr'ough life.
Mr'. John Martin, a brother of
Mr's. D). WV. HiTott of Pickens,
(lied at his home in Jacksonville,
Fla., last Tuesday. He was a
native of Anderson county, b~ut
left there about twenty years
ago to engage in the lumber
h usiness in South Georgia and
Flor'ida. Hie was (( years of
.age andl leaves a wvife and fouri
L' .Hiot~t attendled the fuineral ser'
t vices and burial wvhich were
f held at Little R i ver' 'hurch in
Alhhe ville con.
The stat3wide prohibitionists
won a decisive victory in the
referendum election held Tues
day, the vote as tabulated early
Wednesday morningr being more
than 2 to I in favor of a dry
state. With probably ten thou
sand votes to be heard from, the
count stood at :34,000 for prohi
bition aid ,000 against prohi
bition early Wednesday morn
Pi'ckens 'county returns indi
cates the-o majority of about '
to 71 i-n faw or of prohibitioin.
-(i 'the 1-5 (cOu n ties in wli'ch
'dispensa'ries are (peTated -mty
two gave majority to 4local <yp
thon. '()harlestom by an -oyer
twhehmin vote. 2,., 5> t~o '281,
went aoainst prehi!Mtion. Dor
<chester favored toca'l o.ptiion by
3 'votes, accordiing to the
'Figures, the vote being ")0 to
:387. Union county, the -only
up-8tate county hvawing tOhe dis
'pelsar-y, voted drr 3 to 1.
Richland county sprung a
Nearly every farmer who has grown
many varieties of cotton 'has at one
time or another suffered serious losses
from the fungus boll rot 'known as
anth'racn3e Antlhracnose is wide
spread and very destructive. It some
'times destroys all The bolls on a stalk
a ld frequently destroys halt the boils
In -'a field. It attacks the seedlings
dfter they have come up and in this
stage frequently destroys the stand
-of 'cotton. It attacks bolls when they
'have begun to develop and usually ap
pears on bols that are from two-third!
-to-three-fourths grown as small browr
'or -pink spots. Where such spots oa
cur on the surface 'of the boll, the seel
'and lint of the insiae are usually found
discolored and rotten. The disease en
ters the seed of sl-ig'htl'y diseased boll
and when such seed are planted the
tidliowing spring 'anth-racnose devel.
ops and attacks the young -plants that
ths seed produce. in this way is an
thracnose carried from field to field
-anti farm to farm.
mhe anthracnose fTngus liaves in old
diseased bolls and stalks in the field
for -about fifteen months. 1f the .old
'The farmer needs eco-operatlon more
than the city man needs it. Organiza
tion can do even more for the rural
community than it does for the urban
ommunity. Let the farmers m'ganize.
'The county demonstration agents of
Clemson College have instructions to
lend their efforts to every wonthy at
tempt on the part of farmejs ,to or
Gria' winter legumes as cower ,crops
and enut the nitrogen bill
SThe Hlome Merchant is Endt
vs Your Neighbor and Helpir
Town. When He
IBITY in GR]
Where Your M\erc
For Ladies, Ch
Railroad( IFare I
Rebate books gladly furni!
-~ savings. Full p~artic
(~ieenii ilie (3hami
in South Carolina
surprise when it voted 1,120 for
prohibition and 711 against. The
city of Columbia went decisively
for prohibition, four out of six
wards going dry.
W. R. Major Dead
W. R. Major, who was well
known in Pickens county, died
suddenly at his home near Shi
oh -church in Anderson county
Monday morning, September 6,
,of heart trouble. His body was
laid to rest at Shiloh after fu
neral services conducted by his
.pastor ., Rev. Mr. Danner. Mr.
Major was the father of Mrs. A.
S. Porter of Pickens and form
erly lived In Pickens county.
He was 58 years old and had
-been married twice. His first
I w4ife was Miss Sallie Bvars, sis
ter of Mr. Richard Byars of near
Easley, and his second wife was
'Mrs. Raines, a daughter of Mrs.
U.. M. Nealev of this county.
!She with five sons and four
'-daughters survive him. The
bereaved ones have the sympa
rthy of a host of friends.
'stalks are -plowed under in November,
the fungus does not live longer than
six or eight months. When fall plow
'ing and -rotations are practised the
'disease can readily be eliminated pro.
vided disease-free seed are used when
.cotton is again planted on the land
Seed free from the disease should al
'ways be used for planting. It is besi
to get these from a field where there h
no anthracnose. but if this is Impossi
ble, seed should be selected fron
stalks which are free from disease any
-which are not near diseased stalks.
Anthracnose can'also be spread a
'the gin and care should be taken I
ginning seed for next year's planting
'If the gin has previously been used t,
gin diseased cotton, it should be thoi
oughly cleaned out.
Anthracnose can be prevented en
tirely by crop rotation and carefu
selection of seed. Now Is the time
to makp your seed selections and t<
plan yo r rotation with a view to get
ting -rid of this destructive disease.
H. W. BARRE, Botanist,
Clemson Agricultural College.
Every member of the Clemson Col,
lege experiment station and extension
staffs is ready at all times to answer
by correspondence questions that
farmers ask. In writing, though, be
sure to give your name and address
The etfension division of Clemson
College and the state department of
educatios are co-operating in the
teaching of agriculture in the rural
schools of South Carolina.
led to Your Trade First. He
g You Build Up the Home"
Cannot Supply You:
Iant Friends Have
idren and Men
tefunded to You :
;hed free. '[he story oIf big*
ullars cheerfully given
Pickens County Items
Dacusville township singing
convention will meet with Mt.
Carmel church the first Sunday
afternoon in October at 2.30
o'clock. Everybody invited.
The election passed off quiet
lv in Pickens, tho there was
much interest manifested. Out
of 315 votes cast at the Pickens
box there were 239 for prohibi
tion and 76 against prohibition.
The annual W. M. U. meet
ing of Twelve Mile River Asso
ciation will meet with King's
Grove church / Saturday, Sep
tember 25. Rev. D. W. Hiott
will preach Saturday night.
Miss Berta Jones, Supt.
The following has been hand
ed us for publication: Praters
baseball team crossed hats with
Pickens and Bethlehem teams
combined Friday and defeated
them. The score was Praters
15, Pickens-Bethlehem 11. Hur
rah for old Praters.
We, the people of Six Milo
church, regret to give up Rev.
B. F. Murphree, but will on ac
count of his health. The church
went into election Saturday,
Septenber 11 and Rev. \V. M.
Walker was elected as pastor
for the coming year, 1910.
J. C. Alexande:' has built a
partition in his store room and
his restaurant is now out off
from hi' grocery store. He has
also made other im provenents
in his restaurant and wants .you
to visit his place when you need
anything in his line. Read his
ad in this paper.
The many friends in this coun
ty of Mr. Thomas 11. Parkins, a
former citizen of Pickens county
and who resided near Liberty
will learn with sorrow of his
death which occurred at his
home near Blue Ridge, Texas,
on the 16th of August. He was
about 75 years of age and is sur
vived by his wife and several
children, and one sister, Mrs. A.
M. Mauldin, of.Easley.
Ernest, the ten-year-old son
I of Will Manly who lives on Dr.
Cannon's place above Pickens,
was bitten by a large rattle
snake Monday morning. Prompt
attention was given the boy and
he is now recovering. The
snake which was killed by Mr.
Manly, was four feet long and
had ten rattles and a. button.
Ernest was helping his father
and brother stack fodder in a
barn when the snake bit him.
The Easley Progress says that
Mr. Nathaniel Duncan, a. well
known and highly esteemed cit
izen, died at his home two miles
north of Easley, on the 4th inst.,
after a short illness. He w'as in
his 84th year, and is survived
by his wife and one son, Robert
A. D)uncan, of this county, and1
three daughters, Mrs. James,
Tinsley, of Anderson county,
Mirs. Wm. McCombs and1 liss=
Martha D)uncan, of this county.
Tlhe deceased was a Confederate
The Pickens (coun)ty Snuda *y
school association will hold itis!
annual (con vention at Central|
October 1.5 and1( 1 4. A nmber|
of strong speakers and 'x pert
Sunday school workers will be
present and it is hoped that this
will be the best county convyen
tion ever held in Pickens county.
T1his work is in terdenom in ation -
al and1 it is the aimh an pu 111rpose
of the association to aid and~ as
sist all the Sunday schools of
the county in dloing more faith
tul and( efficient work.
I1. F. Lenlhardlt of F~asley andf
0. 8. Stewart of' Pickens have
been drawn to serve on the petit*
jury and George 11 . Hiendricks
of Easley for the grand1 jury of
the United States court to be0
held in Green wood in Novemn
b ler. Those from1 Pickenis (coun1
t~y wvho have been dlrawni to
serve at the (G reenv ilie ternm ini
October are *J. KC. Lathenm of
E'asley and l'. V. Christophet
of Pickens oni the Petit jurxy and
T1. 1L. Bivens of Pickens and J.
ii. B ain ister of Li bert v on) the
Ou r good friend J . F'. Rigdon
of' the Pleasant Grove section,
presenited1 us with a nice lot of
ap)ples last wveek and we appre
Some Railroad Rumors
We hear from an authentic
source that Pickens is in a fair
way to get another railroad.
Our sincere hope is that the ru
mor may be realized.
Mr. T. N. Jenkins, a former
Ditizen of this county, but tor
the past few years. a resident of
the Old North State, informed
us that a gentleman by name of
Mr. Schaeffer, a large timber
man, has in view the extension
of a railroad from his timber in
terests in Western North Caroli
na down to this place.
Mr. Schaeffer now owns and
operates a road from Rosman,
N. C., to within a mile and a
half of the Powell place in Reedy
Cove, and Mr. S. intends to cross
the mountain, and come on this
side to some timber, and if the
proper inducements are held out
he will extend the line to Pick
ens, and connect with the Pick
ens Railroad. This will give
the Southern another route to
to the West. We gather from
the information given us, that
if this road is built, the Southern
will use it to route their trains
to Asheville, thus doing away
with their dangerous Saluda
grade. The survey miade years
ago by Capt. Kirk, gives an easy
grade across the mountain over
the route that may be used, and
with the latter-day knowledge
of surveying, Capt. Kirk's work
can be imlproved u pon.
We hope that this talk is not
"buncombe" and that the peo
ple of Pickens will get in touch
with Mr. Schaeffer and pull the
road on to Pickens.
This road should come (lown
the Keowee valley and cut acoss
by Six Mile and on to Pickens.
This would open up a fine sec
of Pickens county, and also de
velop a portion of Oconee coun
ty, that needs a railroad to' pull
it out of the kinks.
We would suggest to our e'
terprising t)usiness people that
they have a meeting and then
have their spokesman get in
touch with Mr. Schaeffer and
see what can be (lone-what in
ducement to hold out to him.
Pickens needs a road across
her borders, and here, it seems
to us, is a chance to get it, and
at small cost.
Portions of this cou n ty needs
developing, and the (levelopment
will never come until a railroad
runs through the section, and on
across the nountain. Another
thing, the town of Pickens needs
something to stir her up, and
give her new life, and putting
her on a through line of railroad
will do as much as anything to
keep her on the map.
Mr. Whit Hamilton Dead
WVhit.tein A\. H-amiliton, a prom11
nent and1( highly esteenmed citi
zen of IEasley, (lied suddenly
Tluesda~y afternoon, Septembher
7, at his home. His (death came
as a great shock to his family
andl friends, as he had just re
turnedI from a drive and appear..
ed to he in the best of health.
The (deceased is survived by a
widlow and1 four children, two
sons, Henry and Norman, and
two daughters, -Jessie and Bes
sic, all of Easley. He was a
brother of A. R. Hamiltongof
Petit Jurors for the Fall Term of
Ei P Morton, J L Bagwell,
J H- Bryant, W TI Freceman,
B H D)uncan, P C Marchbanks
Jno L Durham, L H Bolding,
W B Heaton, M 0 Looper,
Jno J Lee, J C Jennings,
Lawvr'nce RoperJoe W Ellenburg
J R. Morgan, Jess!V McCombs
L, V Jones, M L~ Simmons,
C () Perry, W B Mann,
A M Walker, W Mi Martin,
C W Boggs, 0 L Stewart,
(1 Earle Keith, .1 L Barker,
WV A Porter, R. E Boweni,
(C W Hunter. 10 H D~avis,
TI C HeLrd, iEvans Nicholson
WV V Gaines, A R. Hamiltoni,
E I, Bolt. b~ B O'IDell.
Angus A iken, so of W. W.
A iken, of Snun Set, has alccepted
he place in the P'ickens posto(f
fic(e vacated'( by B. P. AleI )aniel,
who (fuit ini 0(orderto attendi