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OFFICIAL PAPER SDCI~O RC
OF PICENS THE PICKENS SENTINELC-UNEA
Established 1871-Volune 46 PICKENS, S. C, MARCH 8, 1917 Number 44
Summary of the News in this
Edition of The Sentinel
Twelve senators refuse to give Pres
ident authority to arm ships. Dra
matic scenes enacted as congress ends.
Brief summary of late congress.
Wilaon takes oath of office.
Congress does not grant Wilson au
thority to -arm ships.
Chinese cabinet votes break.
President urges votes for women.
Health board busy. To aid tax as
sessors. New secretary begins work.
Farmers urged to plant food crop.
Short state news items.
PICKENS COUNTY NEWS.
Notices inserted in this column for one cent a
word for ilrmt insertion and one-half cent a word
for eauh sumisequent insertion.
For 111k Oowt and Duroc Pigs,
see T. E. Craig, Central, S. C. R No.2.
For sale- One-horse wagon and
harness and a few farming tools. Mil
ton Wynn, Pickens R 1. , 46
All PersonsM who have -entered the
contest for prizes offered by us for wheat
growing will please send us in their
names and postoffice addresses by March
* 15. Anderson Phosphate and Oil Co.,
Anderson, S. C. 45
For saile-251 acres quarter of a
mile of city limits. Good 4-room house,
two fireplaces and stove flues, ceiled,
with porch fronting on Liberty road,
good new 2-stall barn with a shed on
the side, several poultry houses, goodV
pasture and land in good state of culti
vation. The owner lives at a distance,
and to make a quick sale will close out.
cheap and give terms. .See G. A.
Wie leave have a new cotton seed
cleaner. Let us clean your seed. We
handle everything in the feed line. See
us before you buy. Central Roller Mill
Co. J. H. Ramseur, Sec'y, Central. 44
D . ispie's .C Iack will be found
-at his home three miles south of Pick
ens rthroughout the season. 44
Lost- From express office at Central,
two hound dogs, one red, the other black
back with ring around neck, white breast
and belly, yellow ears and head. Any
information appreciated. R. G.oGaines,
For Nale-100 bushels good corn.
W. H. Field, Pickens R 3. 44
W hile I was in town Saturday some
body put:a bundle of clothes in my buggy
by mistake. Owner may get same by
calling for them and paying for this
notice. Al Bowen, Pickens R 4. 44
For Pn ie- Barron strain S. C. Wii te
Leghorn eggs for hatching, $1.50 per 15;
also rooted roses, several varieties, 10
and 15 cents each. See or write Mrs.
.1. N. lallum. or Pickens Drug Co.,
ain1-teti, 2000 cords sweet and
black gum, pkplur, chestnut and pine
wood. See W. I. Chastain and M. C.
Smith for specifications and prices.
Linwood Land & Investment Co.,
Few thousand dollars to loan on real
estate. If interested please call at once.
* McSwain & Craig, :attorneys, Pickens.
122-acre Faranu for' Male-Ten
miles west of Piekens, 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 wvith
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; p~ublic road goes thru
.place; R1. F. D. Place made in 19161
about 600 bushels of corn, about 141 bales
of cotton, besides 50 bushels wheat and
other small grain; good pasture.. Price
for entire place $3,500, or will sell part
at $30) per acre on long-time payments.
See G. A. Ellis, Pickens.
The Pickens Sentinel is the
best value for the money in
Pickens county today. It
costs only $1.50 a year-less
than 3 cents a week.
Read this paper over and
see if you think you can get
as much of like quality any..
where else for 3 cents.
Most of the best citizens
of the county read The Sen
tinel. All our good citizens
ought to read it.
If your neighbor doesn't
take it, get him to subscribe
Many Plead Guilty
In Court Last Week
The spring term of court of general
sessions for Pickens county convened
Monday, February 26, and adjourned
the following Wednesday, after wbch
the court of common pleas convered
and adjourned Saturday. Following
are the proceedings of court of general
State vs. Roger McKee, violation of
dispensary law; not guilty.
J. H. Hammett and A. C. Hammett,
charged with disposing of property un
der lien., were judged not guilty by order
of the court.
Will Hill was found guilty of assault
and battery with intent to kill and car
rying concealed weapons. He was sen
tenced to serve 18 months on chaingang
or in ,penitentiary.
W. Lesley Manley was found guilty
of adultery. Sentenced to serve one
year ion chaingang or in penitentiary,
but -upon serving three months or pay
ing $50 fine balance of sentence was
suspended so long as his behavior is
good and he provides ood support to
wife and children.
The following defendants plead guilty
and were sentenced as follows:
John Harrison, housebreaking and
larceny; 2 years.
Wilton Lollis, failure to support wife
and children; 4 months on chaingang,
but after serving 2 weeks balance of
sentence suspended on condition that
defendant go back to wife and children
and provide for them.
Paul Davis, disposing of property un
der lien; 4 months on chaingang, but
sentence suspended if within ten days
defendant pay $100 to clerk of court,
$60 to go to )r)oecu tor and $40 to county.
Davis also plead guilty of violating pro
hibition law and was sentenced to serve
60.days on chaingang, 30 days suspend
ed on good behavior.
John Gary, assault and battery of a
high and aggravated nature; 18 months;
sentence suspended during good beha
vior upon payment of $50.
James Hardyman, housebreaking and
larceny; 18 months.
Cal Hallums, larceny; 8 months on
chaingang on in penitentiary.
Ralph Baker, buggery.; 6 years and
This was Clerk of Court 0. S. Stew
art's first service during a session of
court, but spectators could not tell that
he hadn't been on the job all his life.
He was ably assisted by C. R. D. Burns
and Major Stewart.
John W. Langston, accompanied by
his magnificent voice, was on hand as
court crier. le succeeds the late Phil
Porter in this position and makes a
mighty good one.
Judge Smith took occasion to say that
judging by the court records Pickens
must be a county of good people.
Will Shell, accused of abduction, was
married Tuesday by Judge Smith in
3pen court to Sophia Nesbit, both col
No v'ery important civil cases were
tried at this court.
Newv Auditor Goes Into Oftice
Henry A. Tlownes, who wvas chosen
county auditor by the p~eop~le last year,
received his commission Monday, and
Auditor Christopher turned the oflice
over to him Tluesday, March 6.
Mr. Christopher retires wvith an ex
cellent record as auditor and wvas often
referred to by the comptroller general
as being one of the most eflicient audit
ors5 in the state. in all he has served
Pickens county as auditor fourteen
years. lie wvas first electedi in 1894 and
served four yeas. lie was again elected
in 1906, succeeding 10. Foster Keith, and
servedl continuously until this weekc.
He has not dlefinitely decided what his
future business will be, but we under
standl that he has several propositions
Mr. Townes is a wvell-known young
man, a native of this county, and his
popularity is attested by the flattering
vote which he received for the office to
which he was elected. His friends pre
dict that he will keep the auditor's of
fice in a high state of efliciency. i~e
recently bought a home near the Pick
ens graded schoo.' building and moved
into it several weeks ago.
Tax Books Will Close March 15
Pickons county tax books will close
March 16. Taxes not p~aidl by that date
will be placed in the hands of the sher
iff for collection.
We hear som~e talk of organizing a
military onip..n a Picens
New Supply Bill
for Pickens Couuty
The Pickens delegation in the general
assembly agreed to and had inserted in
the general supply bill the following
lappropriations and levies for this county:
For all oounty purposes, eleven mills,
to be expended as follows, if so much be
Roads and Bridges- Cross county
roads, $14,000; permanent road improve
ment, $3,000; convicts and maintenance
of road-working organization, $6,000.
Salaries-Clerk of court, $550; sheriff,
$1,200; treasurer, $433.33; auditor,
$433.33; superintendent of .Qducation,
$1,100; attorney, $50; coroner, $125;
janitor of courthouse, $240; supervisor,
$1,100; two county commissioners at
$500 each, $1,000; clerk to board of
county commissioners, $250; judge of
probate,'$400; constables as provided by
law, $1,240; magistrates as provided by
law, $2,260. Total, $10,381.66.
County Boards-Board of education,
$50; board of equalization, $100; board
of .registration, $150. Total, $300.
Jail expenses, including dieting of
prisoners, $600. Total, $600.
.Jurors and witnesses and other court.
expenses, $2,500. Total, $2,500.
'County home, poorhouse and poor,
$2,250. Total, $2,250.
Post mortems, inquests and lunacy,
$300. Total, $300.
Public buildings, including water, fuel,
light and insurance, $400. Total, $400.
Printing, postage and stationery,
$400. Total, $400.
ate veterans' pensions, $4,300; boys'I
corn and pig club, $100; for sheriff's
Dflicial work outside the county, $200;
for telephone and telegraph, $50. Total,
Rural Police -Two rural policemen at
$960 each, $1,920. Total, $1,920.
Tomato club and home ex tension work,
$650. Total, $650.
Interest on County Indebtedness-In
terest on current loans, in anticipation
of collection of taxes, $2,400. Total,
Past indebtedness, $4,750. Total, $4,
750. Grand total, $53,501..66. Less es
timated revenueother than taxes: Com
mutation road tax, $3,000.; lines and
cost, magistrates, $3,000. Total, $6,000,
Grand total, $47,501.66.
Buys Pickens Property
Treasurer-elect Olar T. Hinton has
purchased the Dr. J. L. Isolt property,
in Pickens, consisting of seven acres of
la.id and handsome residence. This is'
some of ths most valuable and desirable
property in Pickens, being situated near
the school building and within easy
reach of the business section of town.
[t has a frontage of about 60) feet on
.edar Rock street and commands a
ieautiful view of the Blue Ridge moun
tains. We understand that the consid
!ration was about $4,000. Mr. Hinton
hvill soon move to the county seat and
vill take up his dbties in the treasurer's
)flice July 1st.
Crowd the Froni
tise Your Belief.
HIEN vo Ga.
llill MM~flR for the ree
to be seeni.
in being s<
I IS IT A SI'
VERTISE THE FACT THAT YOU
SPIRITUALLY. IT PAYS YOU M/
VIRONMENT HELPS THE BU:
CHURCH TEACHING HELPS -EVI
AND TO THINK CORRECTLY. 1
ARE ONLY THE COMMANDMENT
Sla I itics .show t hat connuni
AND) CONTENT. If you have
h letlothe Sunday pass without.
God is forgiving. He is patiel
hausted if a man continually ign<
OFFEND GOD when you stay as
your children GO TO CHIURCI
drcen will be DOUBLY IMPRES
tending church if they see the fi
(JO TO CHURCH NEXT Sl
GO TO CHURCH EVERY
The Thousand Dollars
Has Been Raised
Contributions received by Fred H.
Dominick to the $1,000 fund for the de
ficit in the treasury of the National
Previously acknowledged---..-- $100.00
D. Frank Hendricks ------------ 2.00
N. M. Bog ---------- 1.00
Walter Cochran ..---- 1.00
D. B. Owens-------- ----------- .25
W. N. Cochran ---------------- 1.00
M. A. Abbott--.---------------- .50
J. C. High----------.50
Clint Taylor----------------- --.50
Jim Madden----- .25
J. R. Beneyfield. .25
Frank Carey... - ---- .50
Wat Allison. .25
Henry Findley- .25
C. R. Lawrence .25
J. W. Smith.. -* 1.00
H. T. Boggs. .50
Rayoule Boggs .50
W. C. Newton__ 1.00
A. J. Boggs - 10.00
R. G. Gaines - --- 5.00
W. S. Parsons- 5.00
Lang N. Anderson-- - 1.00
C. E. Bush--------_ .50
T. W. Young------------- .25
H. C. Shirley- .50
A. L. Johnson__- 1.00
T. R. O'Dell----- - _- .25
W. B. Glenn - - 1.00
L. A.Boggs-------- .25
G. H. Abernatny-- -- - 1.00
George H. Reeve.. 1.00
Dr. W. A. Sheldon ---- .50
H. L. Watkin.- .25
W. C. O'Dell---------- .50
C. G. Rowland... 3.00
A. H. Arnold- 1.00
C. G. Mullinax 1.00
W. L. Mullinx .. 1.00
J. C. Stewart 1.00
Total for Pickens County ..$147.65
TOTAL RECEIPTS BY COUNTIES
Newberry ------------------- 23625
Pickens-... --. - 147.65
Oconee... - 53.25
McCormicK - 5.00
Total - . - --$1,000
The fund is completed. I sincerely
thank my friends and other good Demo
crats and the nt-wspapers of the dis
trict for their assistance in raising the
assessment for this district.
FRED H. DoMINICK.
From Liberty Route 3
Farmers are somewhat behind with
their plowing owing to the continued
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Rogers, who have
been sick with grip, are improving, to
the delight of their many friends.
We are sorry to report that P. F.
Nelson is very sick with measles at this
Mrs. Harper Haynes is very sick at
ier home on Liberty route 3. ller
.hildren have been called to her bedside.
B. F. Rogers, son of J. T. F. Rogers,
is quite a marksman when it comes to
throwing rocks. As he came home from
school one day last week he threw a
rock and killed a blue tail hawk. Hurrah
for you, B. F.
Go to Church.
P~ TO V1 Tl' FI"I l 'P1 E\V8.
a seat. in lie rear of thle church.
hiurches some worship ers make
r pows~ as iif they we~re ashiamned
I s there anyinvd g d ish~lonorable
'cn in church? If' you go to a
ii arc proud to be seeni ini the
CERTAiNLY IS NOTHING UN
GOING TO CHURCH. RATHER
TN OF STRENGTH OF CHARAC
LARS OF THE CHURCH GEN
RE PILLARS OF BUSINESS. AD
GO TO CHURCH. IT PAYS YOU
(TERIAL.LY. THE CHURCH EN
SINESS ENVIRONMENT. THE
ERY MAN TO THINK CLEARLY
'HE CHURCH COMMANDMENTS
S OF HEALTH AND MIND.
I ies wit hIl yth.rah-r lun nber of
cople1, as a whoh-, are l A PPN
neglecteid ging~I l to church, don' t,
making a v'isit to the house ofi
it-. But his pat1icile mayi be ex
res him. You IGNORI 1 AND)
![ay from church. You like to see
I? and Suniday school. Th'le chil
SED with the importance of at
her in church.
OUR NEW CONGRESSMAN
lion. Fred H. Dominick of Newberry,
who this week was sworn in as congress
man from the Third Congressional dis
trlct of South Carolina, succeeding Hon.
From Pickens Route 5
The small grain crop has revived and
is looking very well again.
The continuous rains have put the
farmers very much behind with work.
Martin school pulled off a very suc
cessful box supper Thursday night. The
proceeds go to the aid of the school.
Mr. Melvin Spearman died last Friday
night, March 23, at his home near Mt.
Bethel church. Mr. Spearman was
about 31 years old and had been in fee
ble health two years. He leaves a wife
and two small children, besides father,
mother, two brothers and two sisters to
mourn his death. Funeral services were
conducted at Mt. Hethel Saturday by
his pastor, Rev. S. M. Jones.
Miss Cordelia Clark of Greenville is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Melinee Spear
Miss Elizabeth Mauldin, home dem
onstration agent, visited Martin school
Born unto Mr. and Mrs. TaylorJones,
March 1, a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Bryant visited
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Nelson last week.
D. A. Parrott of the Cedar Rock sec
tion visited W. T. Beasley and family
Barney Martin has been on the sick
list for several (lays, but is better at
Boosts Gardening at Pickens Mill
James L. Carbery, formerly of Wash
ington, 1). C., but now residing in Rock
Hill, S. C., visited our village last week
in the interest of' gardening. Mr. Car
bery is a special agent of the govern
ment. His business is to encourage
gardening in the mill villages of this
On the evening of February 201 a large
audience assembled to hear Mr. Carbery
lecture on gardening. The speaker did
not confine his talk to raising vegetables,
but also spoke of beautifying the home
with flowers andl vines and trees, lie
showedf stereolpticon v iewvs of what had
been done in other mill towns. In the
short time he was with us he impailrtedl
much useful knowledge andl inispired us
to (d0 greater things.
Con Ri IMaroND):N'IT.
An election for Mayor and six C'oun
eihnefn to serve the City of l'iekens for
the nex t two years will he held Monua y,
April 2. 1917. at the City llail. Ali
those who live within the city limits and
are qualified to vote in the general
election may v'ote in this election.
Managers--J.1ohn Tlhornley, Irvin \l ii
ler, B. F. P~arsons.
Announcement For Mayor
I hereby announce for the Mayorship
of the City of l'ickens, subject to the
rules,.regulations and laws governing
municipal elections in this state, and
agree to abide the result thereof.
March 6, 1917. ,J. I'. CAnn.y, .J i.
Trying to do business viith
out advertising i s i k e
winking at a girdl in the
dark. You k~now what
you are doing, but nobody
Grand Jury Present
ment February Court
To His Honor, M. L. Smith, Presiding
We, the grand jury, beg leave to
make this our final presentment for this
term of court:
First-We have passed on all bills
handed us by the solicitor and have re
turned such verdicts as the evidence in
our opinion justified.
Second-We ask and insist that the
supervisors and commissioners see to
and have cleaned out trees, etc'., in cer
tain streams mentioned in presentment
of September term of court, 1916.
Third-The grand jury at the June
term of court, 1916, recommended that
the court house grounds be beautified
and protected. We respectfully ask
that this work be completed.
Fourth-The rural policemen have
made their report and it shows that
from the 25th of September, 1916, to
the 26th of February, 1917, they have
sent to the chaingang 2267 (lays and
have collected in fines and forfeitures
$1,412.10; seized 11 stills and 33) gallons
Fifth-We respectfully ask that the
proper oflicers have the railroads dis
continue running unnecessary freight
cars on the Sabbath day. 4
Sixth-We recommend that all who
operate sawmills and shingle mills make
some disposition of sawdust other than
allowing it to drift in streams.
Seventh-We recommend that our
supervisorand commissioners takesome
definite steps to recover darnages to (ur
county cause(d by the bursting of the
Eighth--We have appointed commit
tees to look after the diflerent interests
of the county. ,They are:
County Officers and Court House: J.
L. Davis, T. A. Gary, G. W. Rogers.
Roads, Drainage and Bridges: W.1l.
Chastain, J. 1). Holder, James A. Rob
Schools and Schoolhouses: S. W.
O'Dell, A.L. Edens and .. L. Murphroy.
Chaingang: J. A. Smith, W. l.Grav
ley and B. F. Farmer.
Poor Farm: R. P. Prince, T. S. Ram
sey and D. Wyatt Porter.
Jail: -J. Bird Looper and W. E. Hyde.
Having discharged our duties as best
we see we beg to be excused from fur
ther attendance at this term of court.
We wish to thank His Honor, Judge M.
L. Smith, and all court officials for their
kindness and courtesies.
Respect fully submitted:
G. R. IHi.NIMDRIS,
Foreman of (Grand ,Jury.
From Sugar Valley, Ga.
Miss Dlena Southerhind, wi, has
for some time been in Chattanaga,
Tenn., has undergone an operation, for
hernie rupture at ESlanger hopital and
is now at the home of her parents in
Sigar Vallev and feels like a new per
Mr. Hiott Southerland is very ill with
SEvery dollar spent out of tow
TAKES TH-AT DOLLAR from
-. The d olTart !gent with the
HPAY ~RHAT go to
.. PAY RET. TAXES an
$: WAGES in thinm ton
~The Hkome M~ierchants
You Need the Home
GIVE THEM YOQUR