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OFFICIAL-PAPER mH IKN ETNLSBCITO
OF PICKENS COUNTY $.0AYA /
Established 1871-Volume 46 PLOKENSs. . 0., JANUARY 18;9 1917 Nme 7?
N~tlcea Inserted In this column for one cn
word for irst Insertion and one-half cent a word
for each subsequent Insertion,
For %ale-One horse and buggy.
Will sell outfit cheap. L. C. Gilstrap.
For Sale-Some Duroc-Jersey pigs
and good milk cows. See Robert Baker,
Pickens. . 88
For Sale-Pair of good mules and
'ar of good brood mares. Cheap for
diash or good paper. J. D. Holder,
Notice to Publie-L. S. Reece &
Sons now gin cotton only on Tuesdays
and Fridays. Corn mill runs every day.
L. S. Reece & Sons. 37
For Sale-One fancy driving horse,
4 years old; also good farm mule. Cash
or terms. Ebb H. Field. 34tf
31ules! Mlules! ! Mules! ! !-If
it's mules you need, see us. You are
sure to need them. We now have on
hand, one of the largest bunch to select
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 is guaranteed'
to be as represented. D. L. Johnson &
W. S. Bradley, 111 Laurens St., Green
ville, S. C. 38
122-acre Farms for Kale-Ten
miles west of Pickens, 9 miles of Nor
ris; about 85 acres cleared and 37 acres
in timber; 12 acres branch bottom; home
house has seven rooms all ceiled with
good heart lumber, 3 chimneys and 3
fireplaces, front and back porch, well in
porch; good log barn with 6 stalls .and
shed on each side, good crib and other
-outbuildings; good 4-room tenant house -
within one-halt mile of store, church and
graded school; public road goes thru
place; R. F. D. Place made in 1916
about 600 bushels-of corn, about 14 bales
of cotton, besides 50 bushels wheat and
other small grain; good pasture. Price
for entire place $3,600, or will sell part
at $30 per acre on long-time payments.
See G. A. Ellis, Pickens.
We received a solid car load
of the famous Columbus Wagons
last week and want'to urge you
to look at them if you need a
wagon of any kind. It's abso
lutely the best wagon value on
the market. Pickens Hardware
and Grocery Company.
On a few staples, such as Sugar,
Coffee, Lard, Flour and Feed.
Will make special prices -on the
above till January 1.
Car Cotton Seed Meal, -car of
Shorts, car of Feed Oats, car of
Sweet Feed and a car of Hay,
and another car of Salt on the
way. Come In and see 4f we
have got what you want, 'or call
Phone No. 36.
Morris & Company,
Old Postoffice Building.
Phone No. 36
Porter's Pressing Club
,jCleaning, Pressing, Dyeing, Al
Suits are sent for and delivered when
promised and the work is clone by an
* expert.'- Work guaranteed.
'Suits pressed at 25c per suit; cleaning
and pressing, 50c suit; dry cleaning, $1
auit. Special attention given to ladies'
.We appreciate your patronage.
B. B. PORTER, Proprietor,
At Porter's Barber Shop.
Telephone No. 38
Free Flower Seed
Tells You About It
No matter whether you farm on aI
large scale or only plant vegetables
or flowers in a small way, you need
Hastings' 1917 Seed Catalog. 'It's
ready now and we have a copy for'
-you absolutely free, If you ask for it,
mentioning the name of this paper.
In addition to showing you about all
the varieties of vegetables, farm
grass, clover and flower seeds, this
catalog tells how you can get free five
splendid varieties of easIly grown, yet
-beautiful flowers, with which to beau
tify your home surroundings.
Good seeds of almost every kind
are scarce this season, and you can't
afford to take chances in your seed
supply. 1-lastings' Seeds are depend
able seeds, the kind you can always
* depend on ,having "good luck" with.
You are going to garden or farm
this spring. Why not insure encc'ess
so far as possible by starting with
the right seed? Don't take clanices
that you do not have to.
Wr'ite today for Hastings' 1917
Catalog, It's free and will both inter
est and help you to succeed in 1917.
-H. 0. HASvINGS CO,, Soedsmen,
Atlanta. O.- AdAvt.
Mr. Elbert Mauldin
Dropped Dead Thurs.
The people of this town and commun
(ty were shocked and saddened late
Thursday afternoon when it became
known that Mr. Elbert Mauldin had
dropped dead at his farm near Pickens.
Doctors pronounced his death due t<
heart failure. Mr. Mauldin was engaged
in working pn a public road thru hiE
farm and was driving a team which was
hitched to a scoop when he tottered and
fell without any warning whatever. He
had two negroes assisting him and one
of them caught his body before it fell tc
the ground, but death was instantaneous
and Mr. Mauldin never spoke after he
was stricken. There was no warning
whatevei that death was near and Mrs.
Mauldin states that her husband had
been unusually bright and cheerful dur
ing the day.
Elbert Mauldin was the eldest zon of
E. E. Mauldin of near Easley. H1 was
46 years old and, besides his father, he
is survived by his widow, who was Miss
Ora Boggs of Liberty, two brothers and
ten sisters. He was a member of the
Methodist church and funeral services
were conducted at the Pickens Metho
dist church Saturday by the pastor, Rev.
E. T. Hodges, and Rev. J. C. Bailey,
pastor of the Presbyterian church here,
after which the body was laid to rest in
the Pickens cemetery.
Before he married Mr. Mauldin went
to Texas and lived there several years.
About fourteen years ago he returned to
this county and a year or so later mar
ried and has since made his home in
Pickens and engaged in farming. He
was a very quiet man, but congenial
when he knew you well and his death is
mourned by manly friends.
To the bereaved The Sentinel joins
with numerous other friends ir) extend
ing heartfelt and genuine sympathy.
Mrs. J. E. Gillespie
Mrs. John E. Gillespie died Saturday
night, January 13, at her home near
Twelve Mile camp ground, after an
illness of about-ten days of paralysis of
the bowels. She was 69 years old.
Besides her husband she is survived by
three childron, as follows: C. C. Gil
lespie and Mrs. Roi'>ert Ferguson of
Pickens county and Mrs. J. H. Seaborn
of Cornelia. Ga. She is also survived
by two brothers and three sisters, as
follows: A. B. Lewis, Mrs. N. D. Par
sons and Mrs. James M. Porter of Pick
ens county, J. K. Lewis of Leesburg,
Mo., and Mrs. W. G. Stephen's of Bour
Funeral services were conducted b~y
Rev. W. C. Seaborn Sunday at Praters
Creek Baptist church, where she was a
member. This good Jady will be greatly
missed and her death is mourned by
many friends. The bereaved ones have
the sympathy of the entire community
in this hour of sorrow.
Mrs..J. II. Lollis
Mrs. Dilly Lollis died at her home six
miles above Pickens last Sunday morn
ing, January 14, at 3 o'clock. She had
been in declining health for several years
but had only been confined to her bed
five wveeks. D~eath was due to dropsy.
The deceased was 63 years old and leaves
a husband and eight children, besides
other relatives and friends to mourn for
her. Mrs. C. W. Yates and Mrs. Sarah
Gravley of this county Are sisters of the
(eceased. She was twvice married, her
first husband being Humphries Hopkins,
who preceded her to the grave, andl her
second husband being Jlamnes HI. Lollis.
Mrs. Lollis wvas a consistent member of
the Methodist church and1( funeral ser
vices andI burial were held( at Porter's
chapel, being condIuctedl by her pastor,
Rev. S. M. JIones.
A beautiful wedd~ing occuredl at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. .J. 1B. Simpson
near Pickens, .Jamuary 7, at 12 o'clock,
when their second (laughter, Miss Essie,
became the brige of Mr. Robert Gilstrap,
Rev. J. A. White ofliciating. The bride
groom is a son of Mr. andl Mrs. John
Gilstrap. The attendlants at the wved
ding were Mr. Frank Kirksey, Miss Canl
nie Simpson, Mr. I lenry Simpson andI
Miss Mary Gilstrap. Immedliately after
the ceremony and many congratulations
the bridal party was in vited1 to the dining
room where a large table was heavily
laden with many kinds of dlelicious food.
The next day another wedding dinnni
was tendeked by the parents of the bride
groom. Many beautiful andl usefui
presents were receive'd by the bride.
May the lives of this happy couple bE
as bright as the day when they werE
made One. For the present they arE
making their home with the bridegroom'
. of Local Interest
Representative Findley has been
placed on the following committees:
Education, military affairs, and rail
Representative Pickens has been
placed on the following committees:
Privileges and elections, roads, bridges
and ferries, and state house grounds.
Senator O'Dell of Pickens county has
been placed on the following commit
tees: Federal relations (chairman),
contingent accounts, penal and charit
able institutions, penitentiary, -public
lands, and retrenchments.
The. last legislature passed an act
taking the appointment of game warden
out of the hands of the governor and
giving the legislature the appointive
power. Governor vetoed the bill and
last week the legislature sustained the
veto. Representative Pickens voted to
override the governor's veto, while
Representative Findley voted to sus
The many friends around here of Rev.
L. E. Wiggins, former pastor of Pick
ens Methodist church, are pleased to
learn that he was elected chaplain of
the house of representatives.
The Pickens township singing conven
tion will meet with Bethlehem church
the fourth Sunday in this month. (in
stead of the third Sunday) at 2 o'clock
p. m. The convention has adopted
"Praise Divine" for this year's book.
It is published by James D. Vaughn,
Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and has some fine
music in it. And I hope all the churches
in the township wili get the book. It
will be a great ,help to the convention.
I also most earnestly request the co-op
eration of all leaders in the township.
Also a cordial invitation is extended to
all visiting singers to meet with us.
R. L. HENDERSON, Pres.
(BEING A HEART-TO-HEART TA
THE PICKENS SENTINEL belongs to
the people of Pickens county. The
Sentinel became a Pickens county
institution when it was founded
forty-five years ago.
The editor considers himself em
ployed by the subscribers to conduct
this paper for them and keep them in
touch with the political, commercial,
agricultural, religious and educational
life of the county, and he is doing his
best to fill the bill. The editor must
have a living out of his work the
same as a county officer, and the
people do not expect him to work for
them for nothing.
We are trying to conduct this
paper fr the benefit of our subscri
ber and oref
We consider each subscriber a
stockholder in the paper, and the
enjoyment, benefit and information
they get from its weekly visits are
their dividends. We want to con
duct it in a business way of which
y ou will approve, so that it will
bring you better dividends each year.
T1hat is the reason we raised the sub
IWe believe a vast majority of our
Isubscribers had rather pay one cent
Imore a wcek and have a good county
Ipaper than to pay the old rate and
have a poor and uninteresting paper.
We are telling you the truth when
we say we cannot make a (decent
living wage and publish The sentinel
as wve do now and get only one dollar
a year for it. You (d0 not- want us
to work for nothing. That's not the
wany of Pickens county p~eople. And
we are not going to work for noth
ing. We are, however, going to work
hard enough to give you more than
youir money's worth.
The Sentinel is recognizedi as one
of the best weekly papers in the
state. It is our ambition to make it
the best. We certainly do not want
tseit go bcadyou don't,
lBut it wvould surely go back if we
sold it at the same 01(1 price when we
haive to pay more for everything we
use.. Anybody can see that.
It is estimated that more
IUnited States have been ft
d (uring the last nine mont
cost of paper and other ma
paper' which keeps its subst
undelr preseflt coriditions i
pr'operI protection. The Pi<
subscription price to $1.50
contiued and uninterrupi
p rice would not do it.
S. C. Come-to-Sun
Sunday Schools of all denominations
in South Carolina are expected to ob.
serve Sunday, February 11th as "South
Carolina Come-to-Sunday-School Day."
The official call for this day was issued
by the South Carolina Sunday School
Association and endorsed by officials of
the state and by leaders of the various
denominations; and in addition, the
states-of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi
and Arkansas will observe the same day.
The purpose of the day is to get as
m'any people as possible to attend Sun
day School on this occasion, interest
them in the Sunday School and Bible
study, and give opportunity, to all who
will, to become regular members of the
Sunday School. "Everybody in Sunday
School on February 11-If you're not
there. you'll be lonesome, " is the slogan.
Among the Sunday Schools in this sec
tion that have already agreed to observe
the day are schools of Central and Lib'
Owing to the extremely cold weather
which prevented most of the Sunday
schools of the county from attending the
county convention held at Liberty De
cember 9-16, three district meetings will
be held before the state convention. The
state workers, R. D. Webb, and Mise
Agnes Revenel, will be present and will
speak at each of these meetings. Thesc
meetings will be held in each of the threc
districts on March 8, 9, 10. Notices ol
the places will be given later.
W. A. MATHEWS, County Pres.
The Sentinel's Honor Roll
NeW subscriptions since last issue
G. W. Holcombe, J. H. Hughes, Mrs.
Kd. J. Nickells.
Renewals since last issue: C. L
Reeves, Bruce Burgess, J. Hudgenm
Smith, J. I. Holiday, W. N. Bolding, J
T. Ferguson, S. A. S. Porter.
R. L. Henderson's name should hav
appeared on our honor roll last wee!
under the head of renewals.
LK TO TiE SENTINEL READERS)
Every good citizen of Pickens
county would like for this county to
have as good a paper as any other
county. You would all be proud of
it. Every citizen also knows that he
cannot have a good paper, or a good
anything else, unless he pays for it.
You are pretty lucky if you get what
you pay for.
You support us and we will give
you a good paper. We promise to
give you as good, or better, paper as
the support warrants. Your' )art is
to subscribe for the paper. Every
body pays the same. It's not like
taxes--some paying too much and
some too little. This subscription
business is equalized and1 everybodly
gets full value for his money. The
entire family gets the beneiit of it
without extra cost.
Everybody knows we could not
continue to publish The Sentinel for
two cents a week when the price of
everything else is going up, but we
expect we will lose a fewv subscribers
because of the advanced price. We
hope, however, that we will not lose
a. single subscriber', and if you will
remain with us we will try to make
you glad you (lid.
We (d0 not wanit anyb~lody to think
we are trying to "'gouge"' them, for
we aire not. \Ve like the' work of
publishing a weekly newspaper and
all wve want. out of it is a dlecent
living wage. We do not want to get
rich. I f we (lid we would get out of
the newspaper bus((in(ess.
'The subscript ion priice of 'The
Sentinel is $1.50~ a year, $1.00 for
eight mlonlths, 50( for tfouri months.
If you want, to see your county
have tihe best county paper~ in th'e
state, subscribe for' the paper your
self and get your neighb~or to do
Do it toda~y.
V'ery truly yours,
than 800 new\spaper~s in the
irced to sSpen)Cfd p)ublication
hs, on account of the high
Lerial. Any ordinary news
ription price, at $1.00 a year
not giving its subscribers
'kens Sentinel has raised its
a year, which will insure its
:ed publication. A smaller
I. M. Mauldin Goes
With Columbia Bank
Col. Ivy M. Mauldin, of Pickens, state
bank examiner, was elected active vice
president of the Palmetto National bank
of Columbia at a meeting of the direct
ors of that institution January 9. Mr.
Mauldin has handed his resignation to
Governor Manning to take effect as soon
as he can finish certain details of work 1
in the office he now holds, which will be i
some time in February or probably 1
March 1. Governor Manning has not 1
announced whom he will appoint as Mr.
Mauldin's successor, but it is very like
ly that First Assistant James Craig of
Anderson will be promoted tostate bank
examiner and that second assistant Syd
ney Bruce will be made first assistant.
Mr. Mauldin will continue to make his
home in Pickens for some time after he
takes up his new duties, spending the
first part of each week in Columbia and
the week-ends at home. His many
friends hero and in this section wish
that he could make his permanent home
here, but his new duties will make it
necessary that lie move to Columbia.
Mr. Mauldin's advancement in the
banking world has been rapid and due to
merit and ability. He is a natural fi
nancier and his training has increased
his rare talents to a remarkable degree.
He was practicing law in Pickens twelve
years ago when he was elected cashier
of the Pickens Bank, which position he
held until appointed state bank examin
er, the duties of which office he assumed
in March, 1914. His term of office does
not expire until March, 1918, and all in
dications pointed to his reappointment to
that office if he had wished it, as those
competent to judge say he has made the
best bank examiner this state has ever
had. He also inaugurated many changes
for the betterment in his office. Since
it was announced that Mr. Mauldin had
resigned as state bank examiner he has
been daily receiving letters from prom
inent bankers and other business men in
all parts of the state regretting that he
is to give up the office.
Mr. Mauldin says that he regrets to
give up the work as state bank examin
er, that it has been pleasant and bene
ficial to him, but that the opportunity
offered him is one that he feels he should
not turn down.
The Palmetto National Bank of Col
umbia is the second largest bank in this
state. Its affairs are conducted by men
of rare financial ability- and with Mr.
Mauldin added we look to see it surpass
all others in this entire section. For
many years Gen. Wilie Jones was pres
ident of this bank, but at the recent
meeting of the directors he was promot
ed to chairman of the board and J. Pope
Matthews made president. During the
Spanish-American war Mr. Mauldin was
a captain in Col. Jones' (since Gen.
Jones) regiment. Another coincidence l
is that Mr. Mauldin was elected to his
new position just exactly twelve years
to a (lay after he was elected cashier of
the Pickens Bank.
Mr. Mauldin will be greatly missed
when he leaves Pickens. He is not only
largely identified with the business af
fairs here, but is one of the mainstays
of the Methodist church, besides other
public and social interests.
NeW Officers For Oconee
Goy. Mnn liling Saturday app~lointed
.James M. Moss of Walhalla sheriff ofI
Oconee county to succeed the late .John
W. D~avis, who wa.:s asphyxiated in IEliz
abeth, N. J., on the night of D)ecemiber'
27. Stiles N. Huighs was simultaneous
ly appoinitedl cou nty su perv'isor for Oco
neei to suicceed the'late WV. ( '. Foster,
who met his de'ath in thme same tragic
manner as the other county ofhiciaml, and
at the same time andI place. Hoth of the
new oflicials aire popular' men throughout
the county aind they were highly recoim
mnondled for appoi ntmien t.
The late Messrs. Davis amnd lFoster'
went to, Elizabeth (luring the holiday
season to bring to South Carolina a negro,
John Walker, who was wanted in O)conee
county for murder. They wvere found
(lead in their bedls on the morning of I )e
Icembher 28, (leath having been caused by
gas escaping from a dlefective jet.
Griffin Sunday School
Griflin Sundlay school met the first
Sunday and re-electad oflicers and teachi-I
ers to supply for another year. J. W.
Hayes, our excellenit superintendent,
attendled fifty-twvo Sundays last year
and gave the school a Christmas tree,
which was much enjoyed. le was re
elected without a dissenting vote. We
want to see our Sunday school grow.
We have now about 120 scholars, but
we ought to have 175~ present every
Sunday. Let us pray and work earnest
ly that our school may grow this year
and make our Lord and superintendent
glad. We want the prayers of all The
Mr. Miller Writes
To The Pickens Sentinel and its many
-eaders: As we h'ave entered upon the
rear 1917 and hoping that we may all .
iave a prosperous year, both religious
md financial, I will attempt to discuss a
!ew questions that concern us all.
I am watching our representatives as
hey pass upon the various measures
hat come before them and will from
ime to time give The Sentinel readers
heir conduct as to their voting if the
,ditor will permit me. I notice that
Among the first measures voted on there
vas a split vote among our representa
ives, one voting for central power and
;he other voting to abolish same. We
udge our sevants by their votes in the
egislature. I think it is generally con
-eded that the last legislature or two
iave been the most extravagant we
inve had since Moses and Chamberlain.
rhis is saying a good deal, but if high
:axes count anything it is a fact.
I want to mention a few things that
dhould be attempted by this legislature.
)ne is the grading of cotton. Give us a
icensed grader's system and the sale of
ill cotton on standard grades. It is said
'hat the farmers' cotton is undergraded
About an average of three dollars a bale.
rhis I haven't seen publicly denied. If
we in South Carolina make a million
bales of cotton that means a loss of
P,000,000 to the farmers of this state.
Now, Mr. Farmer, would we not call
legislation that saved us $3,000,000 con
structive legislation? I know this kind
of legislation would make anybody un
popular with the. cotton speculation in
terests, but we want and must have men
that will make for the greatest good to
the greatest number.
We need more men like the late
Fred Williams, who did the com
mon people of this state and
county more good than any other
member of the house that ever went
there trom Pickens county. le (Wil
liams) saved the patrons of the schools
of this state hundreds of thousands of
dollars on books for our children, mak
ing the books to the children at cost.
He saved a similar sun to the farmers
of this state by a free market law that
gave the farmer the right to sell his pro
duct in any of the markets of the state.
We never heard of the farmers helping
to elect the men who weigh our cotton
until Williams went to the legislature.
Fred Williams was very unpopular be
cause he disdained special privileges.
Abraham was unpopular with this class
of people. So was Gideon. Whatabout
Moses? Didn't he have to leave Egypt
because he made himself unpopular with
the rulei's of the day by taking sides
with the laborers? I will say without
successful contradiction that no man can
be popular and favor laws that prove
the greatest good to the greatest num
ber. This same principle put the Lord
Jesus Christ on the cruel cross. Let us
look for men with the spirit of Christ.
This is my idea of men we should try to
getto serve us in our law-makinglhodies.
JF E 1 . I LA- --- n..,
Pickens School News
There was an important meeting of
thie glee club Monday afternoon. With
the assistance of Miss Eleanor Knight
wve hope to soon give a public enter
Miss Agnes Edens, formerly of the
Ninth Grade here, hut now attending
the Easley high school, spent the week
andl in Pickens.
The following new ollicers of the lit
erary society f'or the unext three months
were installed F'riday afternoon: Charlie
Yongue, presien(t ;IFloy H erde, secre
tary; ilorence Stewart, vice-piresidet;
l'aul Samons, treasurer; Ella Lewis,
li terariy criieI, andl Ivy MauldIin and
B~erice Carey. lirst and secondl censors.
A feri the instaillation officers the regu
!ar meetinug was held.
.\i~4 Marie Iliott of the Tenth Grade
waUs ablsenit last week on account of ill
The school is getting (down to good, ~
amd work now, a fter the holiday period.
.)Iive Camp w. 0. W, Officers
Olive Camp W. 0. W., installed the
ollowing officers for 1917: J1. F. Fend
cy, C. C.; W. 0. Capps, A. is; J1. N.
iigon, Banker; WV. E. Cisson, C. ; lt. B.
~lazener, E.; S. C. Chapman, W.; D.
dIcCollum, S. ; W. D. Freeman, Mana
~er. After the installation the camp
cave Mr. Fendley a silver table set as a
.oken for his services.
Liberty Singing Convention
The Liberty township singing conven
tion will meet with the Easley Mill No.
3 Baptist church the third Simnday in
January at 1.30 o'clock. Everybody in
vited to come and bring songbooks.
W. Fi. CHIRJSTOPHER, Sec.