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Ek 'stablished 1871-Volumne 46 PLOKENS S. C., FEBRUARY 1!, 1917 Nme*4
Summary of the News in this
Edition of The Sentinel
Statistics concerning United States
Germany has little hope of avoiding
war with the United States.
Four million dollar fire loss near
Democratic senators caucus.
Wilson determines course to pursue.
Red Cross is preparing for work.
Big passenger liner sunk without
Senate approves Wilson's decision.
Speed up work on big ships.
Immigration bill is passed over the
Resume of the work of the lawmak
ers during the past week.
Weevil expert is secured.
Houston is appointed treasurer of
Columbia farm loan bank.
Many British vessels at Charleston.
Home demonstration work extended.
Tobacco growers suffer loss.
Short news items.
PICKENS COUNTY NEWS.
HAVE opened a new grocery
store in the old Harve Richey
stand and will carry a con
plete and fresh line bf Groceries,
which I will sell at prices that
will make you forget about the
high cost of liying.
I have also moved my meat
market and restaurant to my
new stand and am better pro
pared than ever to serve the
people. Come to see me. I
want your trade and will treat
Remember, everything I have
in stock is absolutely fresh.
Give me a trial.
T. D. BATES,
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., ear of Feed Oats, car of
Sweet Feoid and a car of Hay,
and ainother,car of Salt on the
way. Come in and see if we
have got, what yon want, or call
Phone No. 36.
Morris & Company,
Old Postoffice Building.
P')hone No. 36
. Porter's Pressing Club
Cleaning, Pressing, Dyeing, Al
Suits are sent for. and delivered when
promised and the worl- is (lone by an
expert. Work guaranteed.
Suits pressed at 25c per suit; cleaning
and pressing, 50e suit; dry cleaning, $1
suit. Special attention given to ladies'
We appreciate your patronage.
B. B. PORTER, Proprietor,
At Porter's Barber Shop.
Free Flower Seed
4 Hastings' Catalogue
Tells You About It
No matter whether you farm on a&
large scale or only plant vegetablos
or flowers in a small waiy, you need
Hastings' 1917 Seed Catalog. It's
ready now and we have a copy for
you absolutely free, if you ask for it.
mentioning the name o$ 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 flve
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. Hastings' 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 success
3o far as possible by starting with
te right seed'? Don't take chances
that you do not have to.
Write today for Hastings' 1917
Catalog4 It's free and will both inter
est and help you to succeed in 1917.
S -H. 0. HASTINGS CO., Seedsmen,
Items From Central Route 4
People in this community are having
a good time these cold days with noth
ing to do but make fires and try to keep
There are several cases of measles in
D. T. Alexander's family, but none
have proven to be severe yet.
R. E. Childress spent several days
in Easley and Greenville recently visit
ing relatives and friends.
Mrs. Essie Garrett and chil-Iren ar
rived from Iuka, Miss., a few days ago
and spent the latter part of last week
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Grover Haynes has been seriously sick
but is much better.
Mrs. J. L. Murphree is recovering
from a severe case of a complication of
diseases, and her many friends join in
hoping that she will soon be restored
to her natural health.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover laynes spent
the week-end in Greenville visiting the
latter's father. T. L. Smith.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Stewart hag been quite sick.
Mrs. B. F. Murphree has been very
low with pneumonia fever and measles,
but is much better now. On that ac
count Mr. Murphree was unable to fill
his appointment at Keowee the first
Ellis Dodson, who lives near Gap Hill,
is very low and not expected to live
very long. 'PossuMi EATER.
From Pickens Route 5
The cold wave hit us very hard last
week" The small grain looks like 'it
is badly injured.
Rev. Sam Jones preached a very im
pressive sermon at Mt. Bethel, Sunday,
to a large congregation.
Mrs. Ralph Garrett of the Mountain
View section and Mrs. Ed Martin and
children of the'Pickens Mill village vis
ited Mr. and Mrs-, W. M. Martin last
week. W. M. Benjamin and family
also visited Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sunday.
Misses Floy and Bessie Few visited
M-isses Jessie and Estell Martin Sunday.
Six children of Mr. and Mrs. M. D.
Cantrell of Crow Creek have measles.
From Easley Route 1
After all the wet, cold and freezing
weather of the past two or three
months, we farmers are thinking of
starting Old BecK again to freshen up
old mother earth.
The wheat and oat crops are badly
damaged, oats especially. Some report
oats all killed, or they will be so fewleft
it will not pay. If we could have a few
warm days maybe we would find them
better than we expect.
All the turnip patches are kiiled, and
there is nothing left but a few peas and
canned goods. Several had set out
cabbage plants, but they are all killed,
Several from this section attended
the singing at the first Baptist church
.at Easley yesterday evening and en
joyed some fine singing by Prof. Gres
ham of Greenville, and others.
Sim Hendricks has purchased a John
Henry Ford and says he wants to have
a good time before he has to go in the
U. S. army to fight the Germans.
Supervisor Craig let the contract to
JIim Garrick to build a new bridge at
the Hiolcombe old mill place.
Pumpkintown "Deadhead" Stuff
If Mr. Groundhog ventured out at all
on the second, we'll bet that he went
back mighty qluickly.
The man who used to tell us that to
people were too far advanced to fight
each other, and that there wvould never
be any more great wars-what has be
come of him?
Will there b~e any gern) left in Ger'
many except a German moustache
Mr. Editor,'you say "If wve have war
we want~to stand right behind our pres
ident." And we want to stand right
behind you, Mr. Editor; but first we
want to besure that the presidlent is
behind something that is bullet-proof.
If theyidon't quit joshing us so much
about the "gals," we're going to stop
saying anything about it-if they all
marry. These pumpkins love to joke,
and we're the goat always.
IHint to photographers: If you want
to make a pretty photograph, you've
got to have so/nhething pretty in front
of the camera while the shutter 18 open,
We thinklt lsitime for us to 'stop,
because wethaven't [anything to tell,
Pitiful Case at Oole
Home demonstrator Miss Elizabeth
Mauldin was here the latter part of the
week in the interest of her work. The
tomato club was reorganized with an
enrollment of 12 members-double that
of last year. The success of that club
has paved the way for even more en
thusiastic efforts this year. One of its
members, Miss Merle Hendrix, led Pick
ens county in her yield of tomatoes.
Another member, Miss Cleo Hendrix,
won second prize on her record of the
Miss Frances Jones spent a part of
last week with her sister, Mrs. Norman
Miss Mayfield and Miss Frances Maul
din teachers here, spent the week-end
at their resIective homes.
Misses Jessie H. Edens and Miss Mary
Roper were Saturday guests of Mrs.
W. I'. Anderson.
The condition of Mrs. J. 1). M. Keith,
who has been ill some time, is still quite
grave. All of her children were hastily
sumnmonled to her bedside on last Satur
A peculiarly )itiful and regretable
case of human suflering is on record
here. On last Tuesday Cora, the wife
of Claude Hlagood, colored, left her
home. So far as can be learned [she
told no one of her intention:. As she
did not return, search was begun. Some
other negoes had seen her with a Bible
in her hand going in the direction of
Table Rock Cove. Traces of her led to
a vacant house, where she was supposed
to have spent the night without fire,
food or any extra cover. Altho search
ing parties are still out, the body, sup
posed to be frozen, has not been found.
For some time her mind has been slight
ly deranged on the subject of religion.
Floyd Masters, whose home is in the
Table Rock Cove, while assisting in the
search for the above mentioned woman,
remarked that he was not feeling well
and that he would return to his home
nearby. A few hours later the party
returned by way of where they had left
hiin and fdund him dead. He was an
honest and respected man and is surviv
ed by a wife and several children. An
inquest .as held Monday and after an
examination of the body by Dr. Cren
shaw the jury announced that death was
due to apoplexy. Burial took place at
Saluda Hill Monday.
Mrs. Jane Crenshaw, who has been
quite ill, is improving.
Deaths Near Easley
From The Progress.
Mr. Lewis P. Vickory, an operative
at Glenwood mills, died at his home in
the village on Monday, the 29th ultimo,
from a relapse of measles. He was
about 55 years of age and is survived by
his wife and five children. The body
was carried to Fort Madison Tuesday
for interment at Tugaloo church in
Stephens county, Georgia, near his
former home. Mr. Vickory had been
living at Glenwood for the past two
years and had made many friends who
are grievedl on account of his death.
Mr. .Jno. E. Mullinix, one of the old
est and best known citizens of the Zion
section, died at his home one mile south
of old Pickensville, Tuesday, February
6, at 8 o'clock from the infirmaties of
age, in the 82d'year of his life. He is
survived by twvo sons, Z. N. and Loring
Mullinix, and three dlaughters, M~rs. J.
H. Ballentine, Mr's. Walter Ballentine
and Mrs. Clarence Ellison, all ot this
county. Tfhe dleceased wvas a, member of
Fair View Methodist Protestant church.
The funeral conductedl by Rev. W. La
mar, was held at Z/ion church at 11 a. m.
Wednesday and the body laid to rest in
the church cenmeterv.
Mrs. Kate Powell Walker dlied at her
home in Easley Tuesdlay morning, Feb'
ruary 6, after an illness of only a few
(lays. She was the wife of Dr. ,J. C.
Walker, a well-known dlentist of Easley,
andl was 38 years of age. Besides a
father' and mother, several brothers
and sisters she is survived by her hus
bandl~, thr~ee sons and three daughters.
She was a useful member of the Metho
(list church and a most estimable lady.
Funeral services were conductedl Wed
nesdlay by her pastor, Rev. R. L. Hol
roydl, and the body laid to rest in the
Easley cemetery by the side of her two
infants wVho preceded her to the grave.
Liberty Singing Conveetion
Trhe Liberty township singing conven
tion will meet with Rice's Creek church
on the third Sunday evening at i o'clock,
Everybody invited to come and bring
songbooks. A. M. JnES, Se
PICKENS SCHOOL NEWS
Miss Viola Hendricks of the ninth
grade was absent a few days last week
on account of illness.
Martin Yongue is in school again, af
ter being absent several weeks.
The superintendents of the schools
belonging to the Pickens County Ora
torical and Athletic association met
here Saturday and decided upon the
places and dates for the different events
to be held. The boys' oratorical con
test will be held at Liberty, Friday
evening, March 30, and the girls' ex
pression contest P t Easley on Friday
evening, April 6. On the following
day, April 7, the several track teams
of the association will contest at Clem
The high school will be very busy for
the rest of the term on account of so
many essays and contests.
The preliminary for the boys' orator
ical contest will be held in the school
auditorium next Monday afternoon, and
the preliminary for the girls' contest
the following Thursday afternoon.
The entertainment given by the high
school glee club last Friday evening
was heartily enjoyed by a large audi
ence. A r.-at sum was realized and
will be spent for athletic purposes.
HONOR ROLL FOR JANUARY
First Grade-Mary Gravley, Frederica
Hallum, Virginia Lewis, Frances Mc
Fall, Eleanor Mauldin.
Second Grade- Helen Langston, Eliza
both Roark, Annie Mae Stewart, Ruth
Sutherland, Margaret Valley, David
Gantt, Fant Thornley, Claude Seawright.
Third Grade-Wyatt Stewart, Linnie
Cattrell, Nan Newton.
Fourth Grade-Ruth Gravley, Mary
Helen Nealey, Ethel Porter.
Fifth Grade-Lucille Harris, Athalie
Hallum, Dahy Bivens, Essie Stewart,
Neta Belle .lohnson, Ellen Freeman,
Sixth Grade-Nannie Morris, Frances
CQx, Edna Willis, Bessie Stewart, Don
Seventh Grade-Mary Hallum, Eula
Eighth Grade- Merle Hendricks,Janie
Holder, Ivy Mauldin, Melenee Thornley.
Tenth Grade-Margaret Aiken, Bertha
Cantrell, Joe Frank Freeman, Annie
Gravley, Frank Keith.
Pickens Mill News
The severe winter weather has had
very little effect on the school attend
ance. Our little folks brave the cold
with smiling faces.
Cedric McCall had a fall at school last
Thursday and sustained a broken arm.
The little fellow is a plucky invalid and
is doing well.
- The friends of Dewey Abercrombie
will be glad to learn that he is rapidly
recovering from his recent illness.
Mr. Wesley Julian's condition is im
Mrs. Frank Pace is quite ill at her
home on Woodrow street.
Honor Roll Pickens Mill School
First Grade. ---Rosier Ballew, Edgar
Reaves, George Rodgers, .Jim Rodgers,
Homer Gilstrap, J. B. Holland, Leona
Holcombe, Annette Heard, Shirlie Mc
Neely, Crofford McNeely.
ThirdI Grade.-Oscar Adams, Mable
Ballew, Aaron Gilstrap, George McCall,
Bernice Rogers, Bessie Whitmire.
Fourth Grade. -Florence Parker, Le
andler' Holder, Harold Adams, Mae Bra
zeale, Berry Green.
Fifth Grade. -Winnie (lark, Ethel
Adams, Ilomer l'owell.
Sixth Grade. IEstelle I leard. Obed
Rural Carrier Examination
The Uniited States Civil Ser'vice Com
mission hais announced an examination
for the county of' Pickens, S. C., to be
held at Pickens, S. C., onI March 10,
1917, to (ill the position of carrier at
Pickens, S. C., and v'acancies that may
occur on rural routes from other post
offices in this c'ounty. The examination
wvill be openi only to male citizens who
are actually domiciled in the territory
of a postoflice in the county and who
meet the other reqluirements set forth
in Form No. 1977. This form and ap)
plication blanks may be obtained from
the United States Civil Service Commis
sion at Washington, D. (I. Applica
tions should be forwarded to the com
mission at Washington at the earliest
Born, unto Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bagwell
of the Pickens Mill village, February
12, a sdaughter.
Pickens Co. Teachers
Met Here Saturday
The Pickens County Teachers' asso
.iation met in the Pickens graded school
muilding last Saturday. There was a
good attendance, considering the weath
r. An excellent program was carried
)ut and the discussions of the several
mubjects were interesting. Prof. T. H.
Dampbell, principal of the Pickens high
ichool, and his teachers served lunch to
the visitors in the building, and this act
was appreciated by all present. The
issociation has excellent officers-- Prof.
3. W. Coggin, of Easley, president,
and Miss Edna Earle, of the Calhoun
4raded school, secretary. The follow
ng teachers were present at the meet
Geo. W. Coggin, superintendent, Eas
ey; Florence M. Reid, Easley; Hart
Sheridan, Easley, Sallie M. Lay, Ensley;
J. W. Wallace, superintendent, Cen
tral; Ruth Gassaway, Central; Vivian
Rowland, Central; 13. C. Givens, super
intendent, Liberty; T. II. Campbell,
muperintondent, Pickens; Isadora Wil
iams, Pickens; Ada Craig, Pickens;
Nellie Grandy, Pickens; Hell Yongue,
Pickens; Elinor Knight, Pickens; Edna
M. Earle, Calhoun; L. E. Kirby, princi
p)nl, Norris; E. Kate Pickens, Catee
2hee; W. F. Welborn, Gates; H1. Q.
Seaborn, Gates; It. G. Field, principal,
Martin; Sadie Nealy, Martin; E L.
Givens, principal, Roanoke; Stacey Shir
ley, Roanoke; Gladys Parsons, Roanoke;
Queen Johnson, principal, Easley Mill;
Virginia Ligon, principal, Pickens Mill;
Esther Edens, Pickens Mill; Louise
Gravicy, Hampton; M. J. Stansell, proxy
for Six Mile; Mary McCall, principal,
Dacusville; Clare Fern Ritter, Dacus
ville; Mae Gilstrap, Wolf Creek: Ruth
Pickens Man Elected Mayor Greer
In an election full of surprises so fai
as results were concerned G. G. Chris
topher, a well-known young attorney o
this city, was elected mayor by thenar
row margin of three votes over hi
nearest competitor, E. D. Green. I
was a three-cornered fight for th
mayoralty, and attorney Christopher
the youngest man in the race, won ove
his two competitors after a strenuou
campaign. Mr. Christopher is a wel:
known young barrister who came her
from Pickens several years ago. He i
a young man of liberal and progressiv
tendencies and will give the city a wis
administration. His two opponents
Messrs. W. F. Holtzclaw and E.D. Green
are well-known business men of thi
city. Christopher received 98 votes
Green 95, Holtzclaw 44 -Greer Observer
Mr. Christopher is a son of Auditoi
and MIrs. N. A. Christopher of Pickens.
Greenville Gets Good Citizen
The Greenville Daily Piedmont says
G. Furman Norris of Cateechee, Pickens
county, secretary and treasurer of thc
Norris cotton mills, and a wil-knowr
business man of that section, is coming
to Greenville to live, and has bought ii
lot here and intends to erect a niec
home, according to a letter received b.3
the Chamber of Commerce from T1. A.
Gary, a well-known merchant of Lib
erty, wvho expresses the hop~e that th<
Chamber of Commerce wvill be able t<
get Mr. Norris identified wvith business
interests of Greenville, and recommiend
ing him as a very desirable citizien.
From the Trugaloo Tribune
Rev. J: H. F'armerI of Cenit ral route1
was visiting hris son, ,J. D). Farmer, o1
Westminster, and relatives and fr'iend:
in the Return section' last week. Mr.
1' ar'mer has been living in P'ickem,
county since last D~ecemnber and is highly
pleased with his newv home..
(. Hf. Williams, a nrative of D ar'us.
ville, Pickens county, has accepted ii
position in the wveaving department o1
the Oconee Mills at Westminster. ite
began wvork two wveeks ago. Mr. Wjl
liams is a good cotton mill man andt i.
connected with P'ickens county's oldest
and most prominent families. We gladly
welcome him to our midst.
The Sentinel's Honor Roll
New subscribers: WV. .1. Gaillard, I).
C. Barker, Norman llder', J. H. P'ace,
George E. Williams, ,J. .J. Gravley, .R.
Renewals: ID. L. Barker', J. Il.Chrap
man, W. A. Price, S. ,1. Crane, TI. A.
Seawright, B. M. Williams, G. W.
We thank you.
Superintendent of Education Hlallun,
was in Columbia last week in the inter.
ent of our ommon schools.
Much Interest In
Farm Loan Ass'ns.
The meeting held at Liberty last Sat
urday, for the purpose of discussing the
new farm loan act, was largely attended
and much interest was manifested. Af
ter an addresA by Hon. J. J. McSwain
steps were taken to organize a national
farm loan association among those farm
era present, and in a few minutes more
than enough names were secured apd
money subscribed to insure the organi
zation which will be perfected at an
early date. Farmers all over the coun
try are enthusiastic over the new law
and beyond doubt it will prove to be the
greatest thing the government has done
for the farmers in many years.
A farmers' meeting to be held at Cen
tral on Saturday, the 2.1th of February,
at i o'clock 1). i. for the purposie of or
ganizing a Farm Ioan Association.
lon. .1. J. MIcSwain of Greenville will
be present to explain the farm loan act
andI tell us how to borrow money at a
low rate of interest and en a long term.
All farmers are invited to attend this
meeting. Farmers from near Anderson
and Oconee counties are invited to join
us, as there is no county line under this
act. All farmers are revuired to join
nearest association. A FARM Ea.
Mr. MeSwain will also address a meet
ing of farmers at Easley next Friday
a'fternoon, February 16, at 3:30 o'clock.
A meeting of farmers will be held at
Pickens some time (luring next court
week for the purpose of organizing a
national farm loan association. Date
of meeting and other particulars will
be announced in next week's paper.
Married, Sunday morning at the Wes
leyan Methodist parsonage at Easley,.
Miss Eula Nalley and Mr. Arthur Wei
born, Rev. James George officiating.
The bride is the fourth daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. T. Nalley, and the
lbridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
1 Thomas Welborn, all of Pickens county.
After the ceremony they were invited
to the home of the'bride's parents,
r where a dinner was served and enjoyed.
s The bride was beautifully gowned in
- midnight blue. This happy young couple
B have the best wishes of many friends.
for a long and happy life. xx
3 Gentlemen of the Jury
Below is a corrected list of Pickens
county grand jurer!: drawn to serve
(luring 1917, and petit jurors for the
spring term of court, which will con
vene the fourth Monday in February:
GHAND J tJROs
G R lendricks Geo W Bowere
IJ Byrd Looper T A Ga1rv
|1 L Davis das A Robinson
'J A Smith S Wyatt O'Dell
W E1 Hyde A L Edens
R P Prmee Jefl I) Holder
B F Farmer W 11 Chastain
T S Ramsay .1 L Murphree
I) Wyatt Roper W I Gravley
W L, Reeves . nhn
L D) Gravley C1 tgl
Earl B Pryor iAFne
G;eo H1 Reeve APRie
D) C Garrett . sa ae
W TI Fdens Lwec mt
J 1ames Harrison . do
I N Williams I 'nrl,,1
B F Alexander V'onIre n
II G Powers .011I ri
Juliuns M MIart in .11'' ogr
J E Watson 'II'lttro
T G LynchF rrl
Lee Bagwell AEMl
Tlhomps 1F Lesley Toa
I" L ee Burgess .1AlnJurm
Stanly Morgan AA.oe
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