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PU ~lWEE1KLY .:.: OFFICIAL PAP ER OF PICK E'NS COUNTY 1'UB1SCRIPTLIONIC NEDLA
Established l871-Volunie 45 . PICKEN+:S, S, C,, OCTOEl'.+] 21, 1915 ^ Numbr_2
From the county auditor's
books we have been able to se
cure some information which
we believe will prove of interest
to the tax payers of Pickens
county, and we give it in the
An increase of $24,083 is noted
in the taxable property of Pick
ens county this year over last
year and the amount of taxes to
be collected this year is. $12,
927.21 more than last year,
practically all of this increase
coming from the corporations
doing business in the county.
The total tax to be collected is
$131,952.86, of which $30,852.25
is for state purposes and $101,
600.61 is for county and other
purposes. $43,402.65, or about
one-third of the total tax, is for
Corporations pay about 65 per
cent of the taxes of Pickens
This year the levy for state
purposes is 7 mills. . Last year
it was 6 mills. This year the
levy for county purposes, includ
ing the one mill special pension
tax, is 12 1-4 mills. Last year it
was 9 1-4 mills, which with the
constitutional three mills school
TOWNSHIPS Acres Total
of Land able
Eaeley .................... 37 A 41
Central ............44454 :1,
hurricane ................... 34 I
Pickens 1 .
Inacusvlle . ...........337
u usplll own............347.
hanks and idg. Loan Aso.it
Cotton Mis ith t c ht
011 Mills & ertolzer Co18 and cn
t'elepone. Express Cos, ey.
Southern Power Co....
Ivy Vater, Light Powr. ro.
P kens It. w ........ ......
'l'otBI, 1915. .. . .. :.1Ei9" 43
TIotal, 1914 ... .............. :"'S
The. Pickens Association
The Pickens Baptist assbcla
tion met with the church at Pe
ters Creek October 13 and con
tinued in ssion three days. 0.
E.Robinson, Esq., who was mod
erator last year, called the meet
ing to order and intoduced Dr.
A. E. Brown of Asheville, NC.,
who preached the opening ser
mon. It was a powerful dis
The body was orga nized by the
election of Rev. J. E. Fostor as
moderator, . A. RobIDm son as
clerk and R. T. Mr.allu as treas
Visiting ministers who took
part il the iscussions were Dr.
A.E. Brown, Dr. Z.T. Cody, Dr.
t A. T. Jameson, Rev. W. E. Wil
Creek people cover-ed themselves
with glory in their- lavish ente
tainment of the association.
It was an honor to Brother
Foster to be elected moderator of
the asseciation at his home
church, where he was converted,
ordained and where he was pas
tor' for more than twenty year-s.
Peters Creekc is fast coming to
the front. They have just comn
'pleted one of the very best school
buildings in the county.
The Six Mile Baptist academy
was reported as being in the b)est
condition It has ever been. Prof.
Willis, who has just gone to Six
Mile to assist Prof. Garner, is a
fine man, a good preacher and a
Slive wire. He and his good wife
added much to the Interest of the
association by their singing.
Which was greatly enjoyed by
We were delightfully enter
tained in the homes of Bro. J.E.
Singleton and Bro. J.P. Robinson.
SThese good people brought us
under many obllgrtions to them
for their kindness. Capt. Taylor
and the writer will niot soon for
get Bro. R. A. Hester, who car
ried us in his handsome Over
land, and Brothers Allgood and
Medlin, who helped us on our
SThe next meeting of the ass~o
clation will be held with Pleas
-ant . Grove church Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday befor-e thc
third Sund Ay In October. 1916.
ins County Taxes
tax makes a -total levy of 22 1-4
mills. This seems a pretty high
levy, but study of the auditor's
books shows that individuals re
turn their taxable property at a
very low valuation.
The largest single taxpayer is
the Southern railroad, which
pays $23,759.80. Pickens coun
ty voted $100,000 in bonds to get
this road thru the county and now
the railroad more than pays the
county this amount every five
The following table shows the
amount of taxes collected on all
County ..... ..... 48,763.91
Pension ........... 4,334.57
Pickens R. R. Bonds 1,590.98
Special local school... 25,800.45
Road Tax............... 3,508.50
The table below giving size of
each township, taxes paid by
each township and a comparison
of this year's taxes with last
year, will prove interesting:
Tax- of Taxes Polls Dog Road(
['rop. For all Amid. c Ta ~ Taex
37 79: * 1. 81:3.61 91: 227 1113. 5 0139 W
)1 247 12 2.10 I 21 107. 462 1
10 00t 9 871 .4 70' 957 128.5( 634 50
19 35. 4 939.31 401 401.. 492
5 79" 8 613.9 04 3211 160 576 00
63 951 4 505.C 301 23: 116. 375 00
116.91) 2 499.1 141 84 43.1 171 00
16 41( 3 161 44 13; 141 70.51 159 00l
7 15: 6 426.7C
38 814 :12. 0:
24 08. 1 050. *
')1 40 1 480.52
. c 7 8c 1 8.5
2 200 59.9.
the a i23 759.8
15 4 4'26.7
34 57 $ 1238415.8 $ 374 1715 $858.' 53508 50
10 4 . 11) 835.f :3781 1044 82.2. 3 587 00
24 08. 1:1010.91 + $41 7, 303 51 9850
I. Dacusville Route 1
I Cotton picking is the order of
,the day in this section. The
fields are whitening very fast
since the recent frost.. The crop
will be about half the size it was
J. E. Singleton has so much
improved in health that he was
able to attend the association.
He thanks hs many friends for
the kindness shown him during
his recent illness.
J. M. Robinson is all smiles
these days. The stork has vis
ited has visited his home again
and left another babe.
The Peters Creek two-room
school building is now complerd
and as soon as the seats arrive
the school will open. We are
proud of such a comm-odious
building, which is an honor and
credit to the Peters Creek com
Tlhe fifth annual birthday re
union of Mrs. H. A. Freeman
will take place at her residence
Wednesday, October 27, 1915.
All relatives by blood or mar
riage, neighbhors and friends are
cordially invited~ to come and
'celebrate her eightieth birthday.
Come and bring well-filled has
kents and enjoy the day.
The Pickens Drug Co. ranked
fifth among the Rexall drug
stores ini S o ui t h Carolina In
amount of Riexall remedies sold
during the last fiscal year. The
four stores ahead of the Pickens
store are located in much larger
places, being Columbia, Spar
tan burg, Greer and Greenville in
the order named. This is a won
derful showing for the local
Mrs. W.T M. Sherard, wife of
the superintendent of the Wil
llamaton cotton mill, attempted
to commit suicide last Thursday
morning by shooting herself
with a pistol, but was unsuccess
ful In the attempt and it is like
ly that she will recover from the
self-Inflicted w o u n d . . It is
thought that her continued bad
health has impaired her mind.
Mr. and Mrs. Sherard formerly
lived at Cateechee and Easley in
Ayers, "Where thousan~ds buy
their hats." now has two stores
in Greenville. Read ad1 in this
Mrs. Moseley Dead
Mrs. Naomi S. Moseley, widow
of the late J ,O. Moseley, who
preceded her to the grave about
25 years, died at her home in the
Holly Springs section of Pickens
cuunty Tuesday morning, after
a lingering illness patiently
borne. She was about 70 years
of age at the time of her death
and was a member of the Bap
tist church. Funeral services
were conducted Wednesday and
the body was laid tQ rest in the
family burying ground near her
Mrs. Moseley leaves seven chil
dren, as follows: J.O. and Rob
ere Mseley, who lived with her;
Earl Moseley of Montana, Talley
Moseley of Arizona, Mrs. R. T.
Lewis of Lincolnton, Ga., Mrs.
J. Z. Tate of Spartanburg and
Mrs. J. E. Silver of Horseshoe,
N. C. She is also survived by
two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Hallum
of near Liberty and Mrs. Louisa
Alexander of Old Pickens, this
county. She was an aunt of
Prof. R. T. and Dr. J.N.Hallum
Mrs. Moseley was a daughter
of the late Ezekiel Madden and
was born and raised at Norris.
She was probably as well known
l)id you even stop t(
newspaper costs you les:
-a small fraction of one
to youIr home regularly
sleet, with news of the
state and~ your county, ati
oftentimes save you mn
You ennh get mlore
spenit for a year's subs)
paper)C thani for' a dollar.
except food andI cloth i
Just think about ho
(verytlhing has increase
years, bult your 01(d coun
at the same( old1 prIice, at
comes more regularly au:
You are not doing yol
tice if you do not take the
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A Good Place to Buy
Last Friday and Saturday
were busy days for the merch
ants of Pickens. Tho not the
largest crowds of the year were
here those who were here came
on business and trade was brisk
and visitors found large stocks
of new goods at the different
stores. We repeat that no other
town its size in the state can
show a better variety of season
able goods to select from than
Pickens can show. If you can't
find what you want at one store
you will find it at another here.
In Pickens you can supply your
wants in practically every line,
for the farm, for the household,
and clothing for men, women
and children. One beauty about
trading in Pickens is that you
don't have to look through a lot
of old stuff, but can find what
you want in brand new goods.
Another beauty about it is that
a lot of these goods were bought
on a basis of seven and eight
cent cotton and will be sold the
as any person in the upper sec
tion of Pickens county and had
unnumbered friends who mourn
think that your county
a than two cents a week
cent a day--yet it comes
, rain or shine, snow or1
vorid, your nation, your
id adver'tisemnents which
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Pickens County Items
Look out for the big announce-r
ment in next week's issue. See
E. L. & &. B. Hamilton's ad in
An infant child of Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Tompkins, of the
Dalton settlement, died Monday.
The parents have the sympathy
of the community.
Read the optimistic advertise
ment of the Pickens Hardware
and Grocery Co. in this paper.
You have a special invitation to
visit this store when in Pickens.
One year ago Tuesday cotton
was selling for 6 5-8 cents a
pound and cotton seed for about
$15 per ton. This Tuesday cot
ton is selling for 12 1-4 cents a
pound and seed for $40 a ton.
The Pickens township singing
convention will meet with Beth
lehem church next Sunday, Oc
tober 24, at 2 o'clock p. m.
Everybody invited to come and
bring song books of any kind.
Our mutual friend, A.K.Park
of Greenville, has a new ad in
to-day's paper. Mr. Park has
been selling goods to Pickens
county people for more than 20
years and always treats us right.
An 18-year-old son of Mr.
Henry Stephens of near Liberty
died October 9 after a short ill
ness of pneumonia and was
buried at Golden Creek. The
bereaved ones have the sympa
thy of many friends.
We regret to learn that B. N.
Glazener, a prominent citizen of
Cross Roads, is very sick and we
hope he will soon be well again.
The members of Olive Camp,
W.O.W., were to meet Tuesday
and pick Mr. Glazener's cotton
for him. Bear ye one anothere
burdens is a good thing.
The county tax books were
opened for the .payment of taxes
Friday, the 15th, and Van Elli
son was the first to pay his taxes.
He has been the first to pay for
the past four years. Up to 'ues
day noon only 28 receipts had
Mr. Burdine Hunt returned to
San Antonio, Texas, Monday on
No. 39. He spent the past five
months in Oconee, Pickens and
Greenville counties. In Oconee
he was the guest of Mrs. Mary
Dilworth the greater part of the
Indications are that Pickens
county will be well represented
at the state fair to be held in
Columbia next week, beginning
Monday, October 25, and ending
Friday, 29th. It is expected to
be the most largely attended
state fair in years. The rail
r'oads are offering reduced round
Sunday, November 7, 1915, at
1;:30..'clock the Bois D. Arc
Camp, W. 0. W. will unveil a
monument erected to N. 0.
Cothraun at Seconja church. All
sover'eigns are requeseted to be
presenlt and~ ( participa te ini the'
ex~ercise's. Pub Ilic c~ord(ialIly in -
vited. ,J. J. Onmi, Clerk
L. V. Noux. C.C.
Thel Rtexall One-Cent Sa le wvill
be0 on at the Pickens Driug CJo.
store Thursdlay, Friday and Sat
urday of this week. TIhose who
took adlvantage of the other sale
of this kimd at the same store
were more than pleased wvit~h
their Purchases and those who
expect to take advantage of this
sale should come early, as pres
ent indications are that there
will be a rush for the bargains
Mack Martin recently sold1 a
b)ale of cotton in Pickens which
brought him $72.35, and1 the seed
out of the bale brought the total
amount up to more than $90.
Tuesday Walt Griffin, a colored
tenant on Mr's. Irvin Hendricks'
place, sold a bale for $69.76.
T'he seed from this b~ale would
have run the total amount up to
about $88. At this time last
year Mr. Martin's bale and seed
would have brought about $45.
Pickens Cotton Market
(Corrected by Folger, Thorniey & Co.)
Pickens County Items
Work has started on Liberty's
power plant at Hunter's mill
and the manager says he ex
pects to give Liberty 24-hour
electric service by January 1.
Married, by J. D. Mauldin, N.
P., at his residence in Norris,
Mr. Clinton M. C. Cole and Miss
Ossie Gilstrap, both of Norris.
They are receiving congratula
tions of many friends.
Have you read the big adver
tisement of Folger, Thornley &
Co? If you haven't you have
missed some of the best reading
in the paper, and if you will
turn to it and read it now you
will say so, too.
Frank L. Bunker of Easley,.
who has been conducting a mov
ing picture show at Walhalla,
will leave in a few days for Pitts
burg, Pa., where he will be em
ployed by the Westinghouse
company in their large electrical
The Pickens association last
week passed a resolution calling
upon our state senator and mem
bers of the legislature to try, at
the next meeting of the legisla
ture, to do all in their power to
have the gallon-a-month law re
pealed and give us simple prohi
Just a small instance proving
that you can't afford to be with
out your county paper happened
recently when one of our readers
lost a pair of spectacles. They
were advertised in The Sentinel
and the advertisement caused
their return to the owner, who
said he paid $11 for them.
"Uncle Sam" Looperand fam
ily desire to express their heart
felt thanks to friends and rela
tives for their kindness in rebit..
ding for them a home upon the
spot where the old house -was
burned in August. Nearly- ev
erything in the house was de
stroyed by fire, but friends have.
presented Uncle Sam and his
loved ones with many nice thiga
to put in the new house. He isa
praying daily for every one who
contributed in any way to make
his last days bright and happy,
W. M. Nichols, representing
of Atlanta, Ga., who have a con
tract in the work of double
tracking the Southern railway
between Easley and Central.
was in the city last week ar
ranging the location of their
camp and making arrangements
to begin work about the 20th of
October. They will probably be
gin work near the oill mill. The
camp will be located on the Hal
hum land just wvest of Alice Mill
.A t 9 o'clock Sunday miorning
fire of an unknown origin de
stroyed1 the largeo two-story brick
storeroom owned by John A
Robinson and occupied by F. C
Folger Grocery Company ini
Easley. This store room is
situated near the postoffice
and has several large stores
01n either side of It, but owing to
the heroic work of the men
handling the fire hose the flames
wer' conftined to this one build
ing, It wvas stated1 that the value
of the stock of goods was ap
proximately $5,000 with $3,f500
insurance. The bnilding, it was
stated, was insured for $2,000.
A t a recert meeting of the
county superintendent of educa
tion and the trustees and patrons
of Praters school district it wvas
decided to move the location of
the schoolhouse and biuild a mod
ern graded school building near
the old site. The contract for
the erection of the building will
be let October 27 at 2 o'clock.
M. 0. Looper gave one act'e. 6f
ground for a building site ahd
the trustees bought of hire three
additional acres for school
grounds. The progressive citi
zens of this community are to be
congratulated upon the perspic
acity shown in their school af
Pickens Cotton Seed Market
(Corrected Weekly by J. D. Holder.)
Cotton seed brought $40 a t~n in
Pickens Monday and Tuesday.
Meal exchanged for seed pound for