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SOFFICALPICKENS SENTINE N PRICE
OFN PICKENS COUNTYEr
Established 1871 Vo1uinO 46 PICKENS, S. C., FE BRUAIY 1, 1917 Nme $
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Farmkers in Full Con
trot in No'th Dakota
Bismarck, N. D. -North Dakota Is
now to hold for some time the center of
the United States stage! A kind of
government new on this continent or
i *nywhere else is about to take hold of
..the machine here! It is a farmers'.gov
ernment from top to bottom and all the
That is one novel thing about it. Then
it Is strictly nonpartisian, being chosen
by the farmers for reasons of their own
and without the least regard to party
It is also a government that owes
nothing to any politician on earth and no
corporation, bank, railroad or interest
has a single string on it.
Few of the men who are about to take
office ever held office before. None of
the men that put them there had any
previous experience in politics.
At the last election the farmers, in re
volt, captured the legislature, all the
state offices except one and what is still
more important, grabbed oft the supreme
They will now rup the whole shooting
match from A to Izzard.
They can pass any law they please and
nothing this side of thesupreme court of
the United States can interfere.
It is the biggest revolution that ever
occurred in any state in this union.
North Dakota has been from the be
ginning just a fine old pocket borough
for the interests. The railroads, banks,
elevators and grain men had an ironclad
combination that ruled the politics of
the state the way a bugko mate used to
rule a Cape Horner. Do what you're
told, keep still or get hurt.
Today there isn't a railroad politician,
grain agent or corporation valet in the
state that dares peep. The farmers are
the whole cheese.
Also, they have introduced a new sys
tem for choosing 'Men for office. They
start out literally to let the office seek
the man. When it became evident last
spring that they were likely to win out,
a fine crop of their dear old friends and
college chummies sprang up all about
the state offering the glad hand and
pulling for this office or that.
All they ever got was the icy stare and
the swift kick. Instead of listening to
the dulcet notes of these charmers, the
farmers went about hunting for good
men that were on the level and not job
Their candidate for governor, for in
stance, Lynn J. Frazier, was steering a
plow over his wheat lands when he was
chosen. The committe wanted to tele
phone him and had to wait until he could
be summoned to the house. He was the
most amazed man inAmerica and though t
it was some kind of a joke.
But he quickly showed that no error
had been made about him. He had nev
er made a set public speech in his life,
but he jumped into the campaign and
turned out to be 'a crackerjack. ie
made more than 200 speeches. lie got
81,000 in a total vote of about 102,000
The name of the organization that put
all this over is the Farmers' Non-par
tisan Political league. It is only two
years old but has 40,000 enrolled mem
bers of the 50,000 farmers in North Dai
It works with a newv scheme and new
* method. Every farmer that joins pays
for his membership. Formerly the an
nual fees were $6. Nowv they are $16
for two years in adlvance, andl practical
ly every man whose first year's sub
scrip~tion has expiredl is renewing at the
Newv members are put on the rolls by
personal interviews. The league owns
140 automobiles andl keeps a corps of or
ganizers always in the field. The monov'
received is used to carry on this work
and to publish the league's paper, the
This paper started in September, 1915,
on a shotstring and now has 65,000 cir*
culation. The league has lately acquired
a daily paper at Fargo and owns the only
photo-engraving plant in North Dakota.
Branch leagues are being formed in
other states. The welcome the idea has
received causes northwestern pboliticians
to view the movement with pain and ex
treme disgust. It looks as if an entir~ely
new deal was on in this part of the world.
Nobody can join the league except an
actual tiller of the soil, so there is no
chance for others to come In and get
possession of the thing.
The thing that had most to do with
the creation of the league was the de
plorable state of the farmers in North
Dakota as a result of 57? varieties of
gouge and swindle practiced by railroads,
banks, .money. sharks, elevator com
bines, commission men and others.
Government, as conducted by the in
terests, merely assisted the plunderers.
Farm Loan Act May
Be Discussed Her
We believe that the new U. S. fari
loan law will ultimately prove' to be ti
greatest blessing the farmers ever r
ceived from congress. But it will n
benefit those farmers who do not tal
advantage of its opportunities. As y
the farmers generally do not unde
stand the details of the law, but it wi
be to their advantage to find out.
There should be several farm los
associations in Pickens county, and
the farmers show enough interest in tI
matter a meeting will be called to I
held at the county seat and men wt
are familiar with the workings at
provisions of the farm loan law will I
on had to fully explain all about it.
Those who join a farm loan associ
tion may borrow money for any lengt
of time from five to forty fears at
rate of interest not to exceed six px
cent and probably less, and there at
other benefits to those who comply.
The government has given the farmi
the means whereby he may help himsel
It is now up to the farmer. No othi
set of business men would pass such n
opportunity by. We don't believe ti
Talk it over -yith your neighbor an
have the meeting called so you ma~
learn more about it if you want to.
Oolenoy News Notes
Miss Pearl Sutherland of the G.W.C
is spending a few days with homefolkc
Miss Hallie Jones, who recently sul
ferred a relapse of measles and whos
condition for a time seemed quite seri
ous, is now convalescing.
Mrs. P. Bower Martin of Greenvill<
is spending some days with her parenti
here. Her father, who has been indis
posed for some tinie, is improving.
Messrs. Robert Baker and Ossie Hen
drix were here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Keith of Pickeni
spent the week-end with the former'.
mother, Mrs, J. D. M. Keith, whos<
condition, we regret very much to say
is unimproved. And in this regret w4
voice the sentiment of the entire com
munity, for she is a woman much love(
by this people.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lynch were thi
Sunday guests at the home of S. B
Miss Merle Hendrix of the Picken:
graded school spent the week-end wit
Much Measles at Six Mile
There is a real epidemic of ineasle
in this section now.
Garcie Lee of Furman has been calle
to the bedside of his father, who ha
been very serious with measles
We are sorry to report Mrs. B. H
Dunean is in a very critical condition a
present. Several of the family hav
There are eight in bed with measle
at Rev. .1. E. Merck's. None of th
family has ever had it.
Other families who have them are a
foilows: Bob Waldrop, A. R..Garrett
G. M. Masters, M. H. Evans, WV. G
Pressley, Ri. L. Alexander, and others
Born, un to Mir. aind Mr's. I. M. D~urham
a daughter. Mr. Isaac is a gren
Mr. and Mrs. WV. G. Przessley ar vis
iting the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs
M. H. Evans.
JIule Durham and family of Senece
visitedi relatives in this section Sundlay
Mr. lForest Murphy of~ Praters is yer'
sick with pineumioiai.
The Sentinel's Honor Roll
New subscriptions since last issue:
L. D~uckwvorth, S. A. D uck worth, Tru
man Rogers, G. E. Williams, II. A. IHa~
good, Rev. S. M. Jlones, R. WV. Sammons
Renewals: R. E. Steele, ..L. Looper
We thank you.
about $50,000,000) on the wheat ero
alone. Between farmer andl consume
about 50 cents on each bushel disappear
edl into hands that had no right to take i
The league's program provides for sa
utary reforms in the state governmeni
but nothing to scare anybody. Statt
owned and operated elevators, state ha
insurance, state rural creditsystem, ta>
ation reform, and the state developmer
of the lignite deposits are the chi<
The main object of the league is to s<
cure a rational brand ~of governmer
conducted for the beneftof the majorit
of the population instead of the benef
of railroads and banks. It will be
novelty for North Dakota-and -son
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,r Mrs. W. R. McKinney Dead
Mrs. Sonora Lee Glazener McKinney
died at her home in the Eastatoe section
of Pickens county last Saturday, Janu
ary 27, after a short illness. Death was
due to the bursting of a blood vessel in
the head. Funeral services and burial
l took place at Cross Roads church Mon
d day afternoon and were conducted by
Rev. S. M. Jones.
Mrs. McKinney was born at Brevard,
N. C., July 8, 1889. She joined the
church when about fourteen years of I
age and was a member of the Brevard I
Baptist church at the time of her death.
She was married to W. R. McKinney,
September 1, 1916, and is survived by
her husband, father, two brothers and
e one sister. She was a daughter of B. N.
Glazener, a prominent citizen of the E
Cross Roads community.
Mrs. Glazener will not only be missed h
4 in her home but in the entire community t
- where she lived. Many friends sympa
thize with the bereaved, who are weep- C
- ing for one whose place cannot be filled. F
There is art epidemic of grip and 0
pneumonia in this county at present. f
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Rev. A. S. Whitmire Dead it
Rev. "Andy" Whitmire died at the
home of his son, 1. A. Whitmire, a mer
Jhant in the Pleasant Grove section. (if c
Pickens county, Friday afternoon, Jan
uary 26, after an extended illness of a
-omplication of diseases. Funeral ser
vices and burial were held at Oolenoy
3hurch Sunday, being conducted by Rev. v
J. E. Foster and attenaed by a large con- t
-ourse of sorrowing friends. a
Mr. Whitmire was 78 years old, a well
inown and pioneer Baptist preacher of h
he mountain section of Pickens and E
Pransylvania counties and had been a C
onsecrated church aand Sunday schakol p
vorker practically all his life. His b
hurch membership was at Peters Creek. P
le also served throughout the civil war
s a Confederate soldier. al
He is survived by his wife, who was a
liss Rebecca Trotter before marriage,
bree daughters and two sons as follows: st
Irs. Nelson of Michigan, Mrs. Laura
lark of Greenville, Mrs. J. S. White of a
olenoy, I. A. Whitmire of Oolenoy, and ht
ugene Whitmire, who is in the West. de
May the God whom Mr. Whitmire S
Brved so well comfort the bereaved
nes who have the sympathy of many
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lay Issue $250,000
Pickens Road Bonds
"The Pickens county delegation ex
,ctsto introduce a bill soon to authorize
ie issuance of $250,000 worth of road
)nds to be used for road building in this
iunty,'" said Representative Findley,
ho spent Sunday and Monday with his
Lmily in Pickens. Continuing he said,
After the bonds are issued we also ex
ct to ger some money from the feder
government for the same purpose.
bis will enable a good beginning to be
ade on the roads and if the people
ant more they may vote for it." Mr.
indley explained that a great number
his constituents had asked if the leg
lature could not give the county some
irly relief as to roads which the pires
it road system could not give and the
2legation had about decided that the
L)ove plan would be best. This will be
iteresting news to every citizen of the
>uity. There is no doubt but there is a
irge and growing sentiment in Pickens
unnty for better roads.
Mr. Findley states that so far the leg
;lature has not done Very Iuch work.
here will be so many prohibition bills
itroduced that he has not fully decided
rhich one he will support, but believes
lie majority of the house members favor
Both Pickens county inembers of the
ouse of representatives voted for the
radford bill to submit to the ipeople a
institutional amendment which would
revent the legislature from imposing a
:nd issue upon any county unless the
3ople voted for it.
Messrs. Finley and Pickens both voted
rainst the bill allowing each circuit
dge $500 extra for traveling expenses.
A petition asking for an airtight
atewide prohibition law and signed by
large number of Pickens county voters
s been sent to the Pickens county
legation at Columbia. Word from
nator O'Dell states that he favors
ch a bill and he is inclined to think
at it will pass.
Mt. Carmel Locals
Division No. 1 of the Piedmont Asso
ation, W. M. U., held a very helpful
id interesting meeting at Mt. Carmel
iturday, the 20th inst. The devotional
rvice was conducted by the pastor,
ev. W. L. Coker, after which lie
rned the service over to the division
'esident, Miss Mayme Williams, and
rs. B. "D. Lathem, secretary. Mrs.
(G. King of Easley and Miss. H. H.
right of Greenville made fine talks,
id several interesting *papers were
ad on the work by members. A fine
ogram was carried out during the day
d was very interesting to all present.
sumptuous dinner was served by the.
lies in the W. 0. W. hall nearby.
The C. C. club met Saturday evening
the hospitable home of Mrs. J. Bird
)oper, with Misses Mayme and Jessie
>oper as hostesses. It is needless to
y they all had a fine time and en
yed the evening very much. Refresh
ents wer'e servedl and a goodI turnout
is had despiite the had roads.5
Married, by L. L. Smith, notary pub
,Mr. Lee Julian and Miss Cora Lee
nith, on the 21st (lay of .January, 1917.
ay success and happiness attend( this
Lpp~y couple through life.
The following oilicers have been
eetedl andl installed to serve the Cross
ains W.O(.W. camp for the year 1917:
t., F. H. Ponder; C., W. A. Looper;
,L. L. Smiith; E. , .J. N. Looper; W.,
A. IHitt; S., MI. It. IDay : manager,
W. H olcombe; physician. IDr. W. M.
TI. I lolcoimbe and IHomer Thompo
'( two of the moist accooda~t inig hoys
the countriy. It \(L lou dnt helieve it,
k the Mt. C armel school teac'heri.
E~asley Negro Killed by Train
FMasley correspondent of' thle Green -
lle News: E'noch WValters, i niegro
'ing on a farm near E'asley, was
und deadl on the railroad track one
ile east of town at an early hourm inlri
tny morning. Ils skuill was c'ruished,
wving receivedI a sever'e lick above onie
-e and~ the fingers of one hand were
it oflf. Walters sec'uredi a gallon oPt
hiskey from the exp~ress oflice here
~sterday and it is presumed that lie
~came drunk and sat down on the end1(
a crosstie and grasping the rail with
ec hand when he was struck by some
amn, it not being known just what
ain gave the fatal blow.
J. J. Sammons, a highly respected
tizen, died at his home near Green
lIe last week. Hie was the father of
hiomas S. Sammons of Pickens County.
Congressman Finley of the Fifth con
ressional district of South Carolina
ed last wveek. ils home was in York
Farmers Urged to Or
der Fertilizer Early
The shortage of freight cars may ser
iously delay the fertilizer movement and
defeat the "plant early" idea that is be
ing advocated by everyone engaged in
the anti-boll weevil campaign. As 4
rule, the average faimer does not con
cern himself over railroad problems, car
shortages, etc., because relatively few
lf them ship in car-load quantities, but
if the present car shortage exists at the
time when the farmers usually order out
their fertilizer, no matter whether the
luantity is one ton or a car load, if the
ears cannot be had in greater numbers
than the present supply, many farmers
will be disappointed by not receiving his
fertilizer in time to plant his cotton and
Aher crops early and thus take the first
practical step to get ahead of the boll
The Farm 1improvenent Department
i trying inl every way it can to induce
il farmers to order out their fertilizer
immediatelY in order that they may not
b5e dissapointed by delays owing to car
shortage, congestion at terminal points'
and many other reasons which may
cause serious loss if this important plt
of the farmers work is not attended to
before it is too late. Next to early
plowing and preparation probably there
is no more important thing for the farm
er to do than to order his fertilizer out
in advance of the time lie needs it.
'he box supper at Roanoke school
house last Friday night was a grand suc
cess. There were several nice boxes
and they all brought very good prices.
About twenty dollars was realized and
will be used to buy a new sanitary drink -
;ng fountain and for other school pur
goses. The school is progressing very
icely now under the supervision of Prof.
Willie Sammons, son of Mr. and Mr.
S. H. Sammons, left last Wednesday for
Durant, Okla., where he will visit rela
Joel Allgood was visiting in the Mont
vale section last Sunday.
Messrs. Toni and Taylor O'Dell at
tended the singing at Bethlehem Sunday
afternoon and report some fine singing.
The continued bad weather has got
ten some of the roads in a bad fix. Hope
we will soon get them worked out..
Robert Morgan of the Praters section
was visiting friends in our section Sun
Pleasant Grove News
Rain and mud are most plentiful now
lays and farm work is at a standstill.
We are having the most sickness in
Lhis section the past three weeks that
we have had for several years.
W. L. Green, who has been critically
I, is much improvedi at this writing.
Riley Moody and hi.s4 little son Fred of
areenv'ille were at the bedside of his
father-in-law, WV. La. Green, last Satur
lay and Sunday.
Mi's. G. M. Fort ner has been confined
to heri room several dlays with grip).
I leniry Jonies, our mail carier'jH on
routie ii, has been transferred to Dacus
villec to take charge of a daily mail at
that place. We regret losing Mr.,Jones
on route 1i. but hope. our loss w~ill be hi
gain, lie has served us about eighteen
mionths, and ,while on this route he
wo ar good lolt ofI fiendiis and the con ii
denlce of the pecopili
Mr. andu .\l r~. G rover I ace o f Marui -
etta ri ouie 1 v isi tedl the latter's parenlts,
-i und Mrl A. T. '' Fortner, last Sun
d ay. I'. G;. S.
lin. iunto Mr. and Mrs. ('. C. D~avis
- li l'iL''ins Mill village, ,Jaucu'~y
Sumnmary of the News in this
Edition of The Sentinel
P'ershing's troops have begun evae
uation of Mexico.
Senate wvorks overtime to clean
Big British cruiser sunk.
Rivers-Harbors bill passes I louse.
Paper cost worries piublishers.
bansing protests to Carranzta.
Fighting unabated near Riga.
New temporary qiuar.ters for Ameri
Villa and Zapata form alliance.
Doings of the State General Assem
bly during the past week.
-May make starch of potatoes.
Bankers drop tax suit,
Cadets to attend inauguration.0
Short state news items.
PICKENS COUNTY NEWS.