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TH1E PICK(ENS SENTIN
PUBLISHED WEEKLY- OFFICIAL PAPER OF PIOKENS COUNTY SUBSCRIPTION PRICE ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
Established 1871-Volume 46 PICKENSS S. C., DECEMBER 21, 1916 Number 3
Notices insert'ed in this columan for one cent a
word for ittnSel)Urtion and one-haif cent a word
for eaOh subsequent insertion,
Wanted-Wagon load of pine at
The Sentinel office at once.
* Notice- After December 23, the
Pickens offinill ginnery will be run only
For Hale-Good two-horse wagon.
* See B. M. Smith, Pickens. 34
For Sale-Fine blooded mare, bay,
weighs about 900 pounds. Will sell at a
bargain. P. G. Bowie, Nimmons, S. C.
it's mules you need, see us. You are
sure to need them. We now have on
hand, one of the largest bunch toselect
from that has ever been offered on this
market. Come early and make your
selection while our pens are full and
save the advance that is sure to come
in the Spring. Our stock isguaranteed
to be as represented. 1). L. Johnson &
ra~f 'St., Green
W. S. Bradley, 111 LaurensStGen
ville, S. C. 3s
Ft~or soale --One of the finest little
farms in the county, lying 21 miles east
of Pickens, near railroad, containing
about 53 acres, adjoining lands of Mack
Farmer and W. W. MlWhorter, con
taining 8 or 9 acres of fine Wolf Creek
bottom land, high and dry, about 17 or
18 acres of fine upland in cultivation,
balance in woodland; enough timber to
pay for place at price asked. New six
room house, every room ceiled, on lead
ing public road from Pickens to Cross
Roads church. Terms to suit purchaser
for quick sale. Anyone desiring to ex
change land or buy, apply to Hf. B.
Hendricks, Pickens, S. C. 33
. For Rent t-Five room house in Pick
ens, known as Jule Parsons place. $10
month. 11. A. Townes, phone 2313.
Notice-1Ifany claims are hmeldl against
the estate of R. W. Willinon,.deceased,
let thiem be put in within thirty days.
C. L'. W illimlon.;1
I have some special bargrains
in my store. Come in and see
them. B. F. Parsons, Pickens.
Forit 1 e--A farm of Gw acres, one
mile from Norris Station; well im-proved;
on the railroad; daily mail; ono mile to
Wchool and Church-0; goo0d pastLure fence;
keep cattle and hogs; good house and
barn; good water and orchard. B. "N.
* Alexander, Liberty, S. C , R 2. 33
Wa n toed---To buy all grades of peas
and cane seed. We pay highest market
prices. We- carry complete stock of
staple groceries, fruits and produce.
Wholesale only. Warehouses at P. & N.
depot, Greenville. Dixie Flour and Grain
. Man, your wife will appreci
ate an Allen's Princess Range
for an Xmas present. Get her
one at The Pickens Hardware &
Notice of Final Seitlement and Discharge
Notice i's hereby given that, we will
make applicatioi\ to .1. 13. Newhery'
Esq.,' Judige of 'roliate for Pickens
county, in the state of South Carolina.
- on the 18th day of January, 191'i, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon, or as soon
therea fter' as sal id application ennI lie
heard, for leave to make final settle
ment of the estate 01 . F. Rolbinso,.
deceased, and obtain discharge a. ex
.ecutors. of said estate.
.J. M. R~om3NLON,
J. P. Owr':s,
flA LL at my sltore and letr
()going to give a way 108 7
Kitchen Cabinet aibsolt
gOing to mlake some)4 house'
J-Kitchen Cabinet w~ould mank
en t imnagin'able for' your wvif'
A without extra cost. Comie tc
M4 bird will have the best chami
I have just received a car
* this to sell,'not to keep, and
* ~will move it. Can save you
turo as well as on staple Dri
for before the adivance in pri
H'ave a few sample Hat
picked up at a baranin and i
I will buy your farm prc
Smarket for it. I am paying
35c for f'ryers, 3I6c a dozon fc
- It wvill surely pay you tc
~ . W. HfE
SCHOOL HOUSE BURNED
Incendiary Fire at Oolenoy-A
Serious Cutting Scrape
Oolenoy, Dec. 18.-Last Thursday
night at 3.30 o'clock the Oolenoy school
building was burned. There seems to
be no doubt but that the origin of the
fire was incendiary, as on Tuesday night
before an attempt was made to destroy
The building was a two-story struc
ture, the top story being used by the
Woodmen of the World. The loss, all
told, was approximately $2,000. Insur
ance of $1,000 was carried.
The citizens of this usually peaceable
and law-abiding community are very
deeply aroused over this affair-the
destruction of this public institution
which has meant so much to this people.
They were proud of their school and
of their building. Besides an educa
tional it was al so a social center
for. the school entertainments, the ban
quets, the picnics, club meetings, etc.
Little wonder that everyone felt a per
sonal loss and resentment wOhen, in the
darkness of the night, beneath a leaden
sky. the guilty one accomplished this
Another serious affair happened 'ues
day night at Freeian's lumber mill on
the stroud piac-. some miles from here,
when Siilney McJuIinkin, member of a
vell-to-do family of this section, was
seriously cut hy a negro. The exact
cause of the trouble has not been stated.
Blows were firstexchanged and the negro
left, but soon returned with a knife and
inflicted nine wounds in the body of
young McJunkin, who finally ran some
distance with the knife sticking in his
back. Medical aid was at once sum
moned and the injured man is expected
to recover. "Gent" Brock, the negre
who did the cutting, was arrested at his
home near Daeuaville by Ollicers Roark
and LaBoon and is in the county jail.
The condition of Mrs. .1. 1). M. Keiti
is quite erious. Mi. and Mrs. 10
Keith of' Greenville and Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Keith of Pihkens were with her foi
f'or the week-end.
From Mt. Carmel
We are ail very hu'y just now on thi
side of the county trying to get every
thinwg ill gopd sihape for old Santa Claun
to come ne:<.t .veek. \Ve think .hat
everybody iught to be thankful an(
enjoy themselves this Christmas as nev
eri before. We have made fairly goot
crops at good prices and no bloody wai
to devastate our fair land.
We hear of a good many changes tha
are being made for another year. 0
course everyone thinks he is betterinj
Frank O'Shields will leave in a fex
days for Ohio, where he has decided t,
try his fortune for a while. .
Homer Smith and family go toGreen
ville, where he has accepted a positio
with the Southern Power conpany.
,iohnnie Williams is going soon to tr;
the sunny climes of Florida for a while
but not long, for there's a reason.
TyrIe Hitt of Knoxville, Tenn., is vis
:ting his br'other. J. T. litt, for a fev
N1 iss Eva lolcombe andI Mrs. W.12. Ho1
comlbo have beenl visiting thiri sister
M rs. .1 ea;sie D'uaeus of Sugar V alley, Ga.
for I he past few weeks.
T ho ArI s t roni graded selool hild igIm
just over' lt Saluda river on the 'reen
v ille side, wams burmned last.I * lt'sda
igh t hoult :3o'clock. The ori;:i O' th
Iire was thought to he som1 - -1 f1o
it stove which had beein put il %. :dei
box and left in the building IIe los
was very leavy, as they hwi a larg
audi torium, besides several ck-A.om
We close with best wishes for' a Merr'
Chr'istmas to The Sentinel f'ore~ and al
0exatoyuhow I o
-piece Di nner' Sets and1 a .2~5 )(
(ely firee. Tlhese ar'ticles are
vives imight~y glad. The
2' the finest Chr'istmias pres
andl yon mafy give it to her
see me at on ce, as t h ear ly M
e at this.
oad of F~'urnitinre. 1. bought )
have pnt a pr'ice onl it that M
someC good mOney onl Furni- g
y Goods which I contracted
(ca. My lin e is complete.
3 for' men( and boys wvhich I
vill sell the same wvay.
duce and on y the Greenville M
10c a poundl~ for hens, 17 to
Brackens-Merrell.-On December 17,
1916, at the Presbyterian manse, Liber
ty, by Rev. John C. Bailey, Mr. Samuel
J. Brackens and Miss Lillian Merrell.
Willlaihs-LaBoon.-On December 17,
1916, at the Presbyterian manse, Liber
ty, by Rev. John C. Bailey, Mr. Ray
mon Williams and Miss Lassie LaBoon,
daughter of Mrs. William LaBoon.
Married, at Salem, on Saturday, De
cember 9, Miss Eulii Head and E. F.
Freeman. Mr. Freeman is a sonof Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Freeman, of Pickens,
and is a well-known and highly respect
ed young man. The bride is the eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Head
of the Flat Shoals section of Oconee,
and is one of the county's most popular
young ladies. The young couple have
the good wishes of a host of friends in
Oconee and Pickens. The marriage cei
emony was performed by Magistrate P1.
L. Green.-Keowee Courier.
Gilstrap-Perritt.-Last Sunday, the
17.th inst., about 1 )). in., the vehicles
began coming, some from the ast and
some from the west. and twice t'.:.t nianny
f rom the north. fly 3 p. i. there was
such a crowd at the residence of J.
Alonzo Brown that he began to wonder
whether it was a prayer meeting in
vogue or whether they had congregated
to help him and his better half celebrate
theile sixth wedding anniversary, but
when the latter thought presented itself
he then began to look around for baskets
and seeing none realized that was not
the object; at least he thought so on his
part, for he knew he could never feed
such a crowd by himself andovheat
bread $9.00 a barrel and corn bread $1.40
a bushel, saying nothing about the
shortening, etc. Well, our curiosity by
this time began to get stirred up, when
Mr) John W. Gilstrap) of Liberty route
3 and Miss Artie Perritt of Central
route 2 appe'ared at the doo'r and were
invited in, when'the former handed tie
olliciating officer a long envelope w'hich
looked very much like an express pack
age. After opening it slowly but care
fully we found that its content.; gave
Mr. Gilstrap the right to take unto him
self al lielimiate, provided he saw hi)
- way clear to forsake all other sweet
hearts for her and to support her if corn
was 81.150 a bushel. Aifter taking the
I. above oath His Honor pronounced them;
- man and wife, and now it is Mr. and
I Mrs. Gilstrap. The bridegroom is the
seventh son of Mi and Mrs. E 0. Gil
strap of Liberty, while the bride is the
t only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ). A.
f Perritt of Central route 2. The happy
young couple have the congratulations
of their many friends. B.
Says Liberty Wants County Seat
- A member of the staff of the Green
1 ville News went to Liberty last week
and wrote the following story foir his
, iberty, Dec. 13. -A movement thiit
is being talked of considerably hero is
- the effort that may be imade to remove
the county seat from Piekens to Liberty.
For the tine being no steps can be
taken as the outcome of the Williams
ton county proposition1 may alter some
whalt the tentative plans. Should \Vil
liamston fa;il to scure the new county,
(fort1 vi will be madIe to :Innex a orti m
of AIldersonl cout y to Pickens. In the
event of ihs -nexatiot carryia
i. exlpc)ted it will, LUberty will titen he
thc ceinter and thv logical plhe for the
court hou11 .
While. of cIure it is expected that
Pickens will, put uip a spirited fight to
maintain the court house, Libert y ex
pects to enter the fight to win. It is
'said t hatI a larg.: portion of persons
around Easlev favonr the removal and
would so express themselves iift~ iven
- the opportunity. Others be tween' here
andl iikens arc equally dis::atIisfied,
contending that the present county seat
is too greatly isolated to be conivenien~t.
As the election has been ordered on
.the new Williamston countyv, the pro.
muoters of the remiovail idiei arel( quietly
uaaiting toe result before announcine;
their plans). However, th1ey arec far
from iniactiv~e and wvillI tackl Iche prop
ositioni with vimn when thme time isdmeeim
Along Central No. 4
HIealth in thI is section is very good at
Wie are sorry to have J1. F. Steele
leave uis, but, our loss is Grieinville 's
gain. Good lucm to you, lFrank.
T1he Keowee school is progressing
splendidly with Miss L ila (Childress as
A.1P Alexander andi daughter, Miss
Bessie, visited at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. HI. Hlaynes last Sunday.
WV. E. Nimmons and family, from
Oconee, visited Mr. and Mrs. .J. C.
Luther Childress, who is attending
school at Anderson, mtoredl up to see
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 1. E. Cil
dress, one day last week<.
Guy Haynes left the.firstof t his week
for Atlanta, where he expects to make
his future home.
Mrs. Gussie Alexander has recently
moved to Greenville.
A Mer'ry Christmas to all.
From Route 4
WonAegret to learn that.Joel A. Holder
islaig us. lHe is moving on George
H iendricks' pla5ce, near Mauldin school,
so he can sendl his children to school.
We hope he will like his new home fine.
. . J. C.'Garrett
A gloom that can never be forgotten
was cast over this section when it be
came known Friday evening, December
16, that Mr. J. C Garrett had breathed
his last at his home in Norris. Mr.
Garrett had only been sick since Tues
day night, and while 'was very sick no
one thought the end was so near until
the day he died. He died from con
gestion of the brain. The deceased
was a leading citizen of not only his
town and county, but was prominent all
aver the state. He was a member and
deacon of the Norris Baptist church.
Mr. G.arrett was a great factor in his
community, always ready and willing to
advise and console when it was nee ded.
Hie never turned the needy away empty
handed or without cheer when it lay in
his power to help them. Being left
without a father when quite young, and
As he often reniarked, had to plow an
ix to make bread, he knew what it was
to he in need. By hard work and good
anage lent ie accumulated some of
this yorlfs goods. being worth at the
time ot' his death, forty or fifty thous
mcd dolhIcs. lie and his ron, Thomas
"arrett:zid son-in-law, E. C. M cWhor
ter, had just recently installed a seven
thousand (1llar ginnery at Norris and
were doing a good business. Besides
they dealt in fertiizer, real estate an(d
cotton. Being just fifty seven years of
age and a mani of good health up to just
a few days before his death and seeing
him around Norris as of ten as the writer
saw and talked with him makes it sad
der to the writer to now pass his place
of business and not see him. M any were
the consoling words the deceased has
spoken to the writer when the road
looked rugged to us in our helpless con
dition trying to make a support,'and
not only did he console us by his friend
ly words, but did what he could to help
us get a job to follow to make bread
for ourself, wife and little children.
Truthfully we can stand and while we
drop a tear on his grave and can say a
friend is gone.
The detessed leaves a wife and four'
children, nairiy: Thoimas Garrett,
Mrs. E. C. MeW horter and Mrs. C. C.
Burroughs of' Norris, and Mrs. It, T.
lall umi o1' Pickens, besides scores of
friends to Inourn his denth. le was
buried at Six Mile the (lay following
his death, Revs J. L. Willis and W. C.
Seaborn conducting the fuineral services.
'Thle heart-broken family has our syn
Oolenoy. Dec. 18. -- On last Tuesday,
at noon, Win. or "Little Bill'' Burgess,
of the Pleasant Grove section was fat
ally wounded by a log on which he and
his son were sawing. The tree had just
been felled and they were sawing a
"cut" from it. It was this piece of
timber which, being released, sprang
up and struck him on the head, knock
ing him against a rock. In this way
both sides of tl head wae injured.
However, in this condition he wa's able
to walk with assistance and seei( d
conscious, altho speechless, Drs. Can
non and Valley gave mcedical attention,
but it was soon believed that nothing
could be dlone. I)eath caie at. II o'clock
Satur'day night. Interient was made
Sundav ifternoon at 2 o'clock at Oole
noy. Rev J. E. Poster conducted the
fuineal hv.hich v.as hirvely attended by
rebitives and i'riends froim vhrious com
nauiities. Ile is survived by a wife,
who wvas a MisFrikile, and 11 chlil
drenl. The sympathy of the entire com
mi) iUnity! goes out to the grief-stricen
Little Elizabeth Bowvn
little Eliz.abeth, 7-yearc-old dau1gbher
oft Mr'. andi Mr's. iR. 1B. Bowven, of Nor
ris, died on the six teencth inst . ti'com a
throat triooublce. She was sick but a
short t ime and had the best of' cmediecal
atten tion, but all tha t hantds tconl d doc
wacs to no avcuil. Little El izabei'thI was
a brighct childi and was always focmosot
inc herc class ait school. 'lh' icarents
have our syinpacthy but may r'~t asr
ed its soul is at sst, wh ichi is I be'tterS
Ccnsolaitim.iI t han all1. 1:.
The pupils and teai~crs ofi .\lnhlin
school will giv'e a box suppcler ait the
school house Tlhursdayv evening, Dcec. 21 .
TIhe pr'oceeds wvill he usedic '' the b enefitI
ofi the schocl . All friend s cc thec sc'hocol
ai'e inlvitedI to attend.
T1here will bce a Chris'tmcas tree and
enatcrtaiment at Peteris (Criek school
house, Sat urday night, D ecembc er 23,
at 7.30) o 'chick. The publ)1ic is 'iicially
A box5 supper01 will bce bht'cI at Mocntvale
school hcouse, on the hill fi ve mciles above
Pickens, Friday night, D~ecember' 22,
beginning at seven o'clock. Local tail
ent wvill furnish music oni stringed in
str'uments. We expc(t a good ci'owd.
T1here wvill be a free en tertainment at
Roanioke school house F"riday evening.
Deccember' 22, beginnincg cit 7.30 o'clock.
The [public is cordially invited. Re
freshmients will be ser'vedl hv the ladies
of thme community.
Th'lere will be a (Chr'ist mans tree at
G;rilln 'church on Monday e!venincg, D~e
eember 25. The Sunday school pupils
will also give an entertainment. l~xer
cises will begin at one o'clock. Every
Ther'e will be a box supper at Cedar
Rock school Friday night, Decemnber 22,
beginning at 7.30) p. am. P'rocceeds for
the benefit of school.
After December 31st the price of'The
Sentinel will be '$1.50 a year, seventy.
live cents for six months, forty cents
for three months. The new r'ate will
positively go in to ef1'ect Jlanuary 1, so
nlease do not nslk ns to chnne theru..
'CORN CLUB WINNERS
Cleo Finley Raises Most Corn
On One Acre
Following are the results of the con
test between members of the PickenE
:ounty boys' corn club for 1916:
Herbert Wyatt of Easley route 4 was
awarded first 'prize of $10 for the best
Marvin Ellison of Easley was awarded
;econd prize of $5 for second best ten
Cleo Finley of Easley route 41 and
Karvin Ellison of Easley were each
iwArded a short course scholarship at
Dlemson college for largest yields of
:orn on one acre. Finley raised sixty
Four bushels on an acre and Ellison
aised sixty bushels on an acre.
Herbert Wyatt of Easley route 4 and
F. E. Edens of Dacusville were each
twarded a pure bred pig for good re
The Pickens county pig club contest
vill be decided about .1anuary 1.
New Bank for Easley
Presi(den t V. (. Smith of the iley
3ank has Iurchaised tle interests of X.
l. Hlago(d and I. C. iHagood in that
nStitutionI and tlie (ua1rters of th0
>ank will be reiovel to the building
low occu pied by NI. L. Sullivan & C Co.
it Easley. essrs. ilagood have or
!alized the new Commercial Bank,
vhich will be located where the Easley
Bank is now. The new bank will have
I capital of $50,000 and will bigi
ausimess January 2.
Our Snow Poem
So many requests have come in foi
our snow poem to be recited at up
proaching Christmas entertainment
that we are forced to print it this mos
appropriate week. 'I'le first verse fol
The snow, snow, the beautiful snow.
The beauItifl, beautiful, beaut i ful :uiow
Oh! oh! ,
The beautiful snow.
There are thirty-two versus of thi
thrilling poem, but lack or space foi
bids us publishing all of them. Ilov,
ever, as the other thirty-one lre ey
actly like the first verse, bright schola
will be a1ble to recite this poem, any way
The Sentinel's Honor Roll
New subscribers last week:
I t Pal1rrott G , Cooks
E M I itchell W W Seaborn
R 1) Durham .1 W Holliday
Mrs. Sudie Vickery M E Winchester
A 11 Newton C F Pace
G I Whitlock 1 L Hamilton
T F IHudson .1 G Simmons
I Brewer ' ID Hendricks
.1 W Cauley J T Rosemond (e(
Miss Eunice Willimon.
B G Moore J) E Singleton
John W Brock Rev J A Hughes
T Rt Merck Reese Howen
J L Moon E C Bowie
W R Cantrell RI T Lewis
It S worter .1 M Gillespie
E A Lewis G W Kelley
L G Gilstrap .1 N Ligon
Rev. L, E WViggins T I Gassawar
.1 Nlarioln L iooper V A Ferguson
Niss Nellie (;ranl W S Gantt
.J 11 )illard P I- Childress
C E Robinsoni .1 A f lolder
SWV larle Mrs AlI ice Cocirar
l','D Mmengh- liss; Virginia Ligc
I' N I untr I., it Vatsonl
M N S immns .1 F Nelley
I I: Andmlersonm %V II lome (col).
State of South Carolina,
In Court of Common Pleas.
Hattie Willis, et al., Plaintiffs,
J. A. Rampey, et al., Defendants.
By virtue of a decretal order In the
above-stated case, signed by His Honor,
T. J. Mauldin, Judge of the Thirteenth
circuit, at chambers in Pickens, S. C.,
datqd December 2, 1916, and on file In
the el rk's office (,f Pickens county, I
will sell to the highest bidder, at Pick
ens C. i-I., on
SAILESDAY IN JANUARY, 1917,
the following described real estate, to
All that liece, parcel or tract of land
lying and being in the county and state
aforesaid, Iliurieatne townsihi), conltii
img twenty-four nerea, iore or less.
bounlded bN lanlds, now or f*ormlerly ownied
by .1. M. (lildr-es,. J. M. Nations and
otheis, and bling the in eustat ownoed
ly IRiley F. 1'orter at. the tiei of' his
Tam's, cmh. Iluclaers to pay
Ifor all papers and ftor recor'dinig .'tho
R . U.. Sh riff i' C.
[on a few staph 'S, snli s SH gar.
Coff'e, La rd, lIuir and Feed.
\Will inake special tprices on the
above till JannatIUIy 1.
Car Cotton Ii ee(d Meal, car of
8lorts, car of I"ted Oats, car of
SweeL Feed and a car of Hay,
- a1n1d aniothir car. of 18alt, on the
way. Conw in and see if we
have got what vI vant., or call
Phonle No. :6.
. Morris & Company,
Old Postoffice Building.
l'hnue No. 36
Notice of Fial Settlmctri wid Dfischarge
Notice is hereby givoi that I will
make ll) application to .1. 1 ewherrv,
lag., judge of, lrobite fo l'o )iekenis
Counflty, ill the stale of Soltl Carolina,
on the 291th day of lecemler, 1916, at
11 o'elock in the foreino m11, o' as Soon1
thereafter as said applicainon can i
heard, for leavo t I I m a i .-: I. ttle -
ment of the estate tof .1. It. Nix, de
ceased, and obtail diselargve a; admin
istrator of said estate.
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