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POF PICKENS COUNTY
Established 1871-Volume 46 PICKENS, S. C., MARCH 15, 1917
Notices inserted In this column for one cent a
word for firt insertion and one-half ceit a word
for each subsequent insertion.
Wanited-800 cords of first class
stove wood, 4-foot length, at $2.75 a
cord. Pickens Mill. 49
For Sale-At a bargain, used cars.
Among the lot one Ford roadster and
one touring 1916 models, and in first
class order. A fortunate contract en
ables me to sell "Havoline Motor Oil"
at less than manufacturers prices. It's
highest class. Noengine trouble if you
use "Havoline." W. H. Harris, prop.
For sale-One-horse wagon and
harness and a few farming tools. Mil
ton Wynn, Pickens R 1. 46
All Peirsons 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
16. Anderson Phosphate and Oil Co.,
Anderson, S. C. 45
.For male-25N 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, good
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.
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. Gaines,
For %ay le-Barron strain S. C. White
Leghorn eggs for hatching, $1.50 per 15;
also rooted rosf's, several varieties, 10
and 15 cents each. See or write Mrs.
J. N. Hallum, or Pickens Drug Co.,
Pickens. . 43tf
- Watted, 2000 cords sweet and
black gum, poplar, chestnut and pine
wood. See W. 11. 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-asc'e ic Faruau for Sale-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 Irg 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 60 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.
Bed your corn land with a
Walter A. Wood Disc Harrow.
. It will save you time and labor.
Sold by Pickens Hardware and
Announcement For Mayor
I hereby announce forthe Mayorship
of the City of Pickens, subject to the
rules, regulations and laws governing
municipal elections in this state, and
agree to abide the result thereof.
March 5, 1917. J1. P. CAREY, JR.
C. L. CUJRETON is hereby announced
as a candidate for Mayor of Pickens
subject to the rules and regulations of
the approaching municipal election..
* Notice of Final Settlement and Discharge
Notice is hereby given that I will
make application to J. B. Newvberry,
9 Esq,, Judge of Probate for Pickens
county, in the state of South Carolina,
on the 5th day of April, 1917, at
11 o'clock in the forenoon, or as soon
thereafter as said application can be
heard, for leave to make final settle
ment of the estate of L,. Ross Eaton, dec
ceased, and obtain discharge as atdmin
istrator of said estate.
47 I. M. MAULDIN, Administor.
* Notice to Debtors and CreditorsI
All persons holding claims against the
estate of the late Thomas D)uke must
present the same, duly prpven, on or'
before the 5th (lay of April, 1917,
or be debarred payment; and all per
sons indebted to said estate must make
payment on or before the above date to
47 A. G. BOWEN, Administrator.
The Perfe'etion Iron Beam
Plow - Stock will last you tor
years and you don't have to ride
them to keep them in the ground.
* ~ Get. the combination stock and
turner .coniplete. No better
made. Pi ens Hardware and
We have another solid car of
Columbus Wagons on hangl.
There is no wagon to equal the
Columbus, when it comes to
quality and light running. Sold
by Pickens Hardware & Grocery
OOLENOY, March 12.-Pruc Hen
drix, of Piedmont College, Demorest,
Ga., is on a visit to his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Jas. A. Hendrix.
Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson left
last week for losnan, N. C., where
theyexpect to make their home for
some time The good wishes of friends
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Elens were Sun
day guests of the latter's parents, Mr
and Mrs. W. B. Jones.
Mrs. R. N. McCollum and children
were the week-end guests of the for
mer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. K.
Miss Frances Mauldin, one of the
teachers here, spent the week-end
with home folks near Easley.
Mrs. W. T. Anderson was a recent
visitor at the home of her mother,
Mrs. L. A. Roper.
Mr. and Mrs Earl Keith, of Pick
ens, were here with relatives Sunday.
The many friends of Hon? Matthew
Hendricks who is well known socially
in a business way, and in the yester
year, politically, will note with re
gret that he is totally blind. For some
time his sight had been badly im
paired, especially in one eye. A few
months ago this eye was operated
upon in a hospital in Atlanta. Not
only did the operation fail to bene
fit that eye but the sight has gone
from the other. To. one who has led
such an active life and who has spent
so much time in reading, this affic
tion falls heavily. But with a courage
which marked him in the 60's (six
ties) as a true soldier and a faith
which has ever kept him strong, he
says "I hope for the best."
Miss (>ircy Calhoun, the efficient
principal of the .graded school here,
spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. L. A. Roper.
Married, Uy W. E. Edens, Jr.. N.
P , on inst Sunday. at his residence,
Mr Tom Phillips and Miss Biddie lea
Magistrate and Mrs. 11. I. Wil
litms, of Dacuwille, were here Sun
Mr. and Mrs. -Joseph L. Looper, of
Dacusville visited the latter's parents
Miss Elizabeth Mauldin was a re
cent guest at the Sutherland home.
Pumpkintown "Deadhead" Stuff
There is a kindlof country where,
Were I a teacher, I'd last appear;
Because, when they got thru with me,
A bum nonentity I should be.
In that country the people were al
ways divided on every question of pub
lie interest, and nothing whatever could
induce those of one side to concede the
least bit to those of the other. And
whoever was unfortunate enough to at
tempt teaching the district school gen
erally left, after having been pulled in
two-or, at least, badly stretched-with
his reputation about fit for the junk
heap. D6es this fit your country? If
it does, you're in a fix. For wherever
unity is lacking there all institutions for
the uplift of mankind will he found tot
tering to pieces. All ought to be will
ing to concede something for the sake
of unity in the community. Of course,
most of us want unity, but tve also want
the other fellow to do everything neces
sary to get it. If you want unity,
you've got to consider a little for the
other fellow, If you never care for
anything but your own little selfish in
terests your country would be better off
Everything in Pumpkintown is lovely
except the farmers, and they will be
a little later on. Trhey're getting a lit
tle bit restless now because of so much
rain, but will probably have forgotten
all about it is a year or two.
We rode ten miles on a wvagon-load of
so-called soft brick one (lay not long ago.
We know nowv howv soft they are.
If we have to get into this wvar busi
ness we'dl like to wait till it stop~s rain
ing so frequently. \Ve might get wvet.
We would like to give you some real
news, but we can't because we don't
knoiv any. We're beginning to think
that as a news getter wve're a pretty
bum proposition, anyhow.
The spring is drawving near
And poets bloom;
But we begin to fear
A worse doom:
Like o'ther little weeds
From winter's tomb,
We'd fill 01(1 "Bossy's" needs
Were we to bloom.
The Pickens Township Singing Con
vention will meet with Concord Baptist
church on the fourth Sunday in this
month at 2 o'clock. We extend a cor
dial Invitation to Mountain View class
to meet with us. Also all leaders to
come and enjoy the day. Everybody
come and bring song books.
Rn L. HunmIeSO.
People Should Have
Decided Bond Issue
Mr. Editor: If you will allow me
space in your valued paper I will en
deavor to write you some of the hap
penings along route 3.
We are only playing the "toad frog"
game-sitting back In our holes watch
ing the incessant rain fall. We have
had more than two months' steady rain
and nothing much done on the farms.
No spring oats sown and the fall sowing
almost killed by the recent hard freeze.
We have most all been blessed with
good health, but a great many are be
ginning to take the blues in consequence
of their inability to prepare their crops.
The short crops of the several past
years have aroused strong determina
tions in the minds of the people to make
a full crop this year; but more than two
months of 1917 are gone and nothing
We tried to interest ourselves as much
as possible during all these rainy days
reading the papers and trying to keep
up with the transactions of our great
solons in Columbia, but our interest
soon began to wane as the first article
that would meet our eye when we would
pick up a paper would be the bone dry
or the air tight bill, the DuRant bill,
the Richey bill, the Boyd amendment,
etc. Really I believe most of the forty
days were taken up in fighting those
glorious battles. No, no! the supply
bill was not forgotten. They gave us
8 1-2 mills state tax-the highest we
have had since the days of negro rule.
And last but not least comes the
Pickens county road appropriation bill
without a referendum. Don't you think
the 4,000 taxpayers in Pickens county
should have had a voice in that as to
whether they accepted or rejected it?
That would sound like democracy. In
1915 they gave us a prohibition ref&
endum and it carried. Perhaps would
this. Anyway, it was just to the tax
payers and users of the roads. The
delegation from Laurens county, with
her level country, voted a bond issue of
$300,000 with a referendum provision
that the people vote on it the 27th; the
Cherokee delegation voted $225,000 with
a provision that the people vote on it
the 13th. And as we go along let us
remember that in 2914 the Anderson
delegation voted $760,000 with a pro
vision and It was vosed out all over the
county, 13 to 1. At the same session
Greenville county voted $900,000 and no
referendum, and we remember there
was considerable confusion over it.
Pickens county has a supervisor and
a chaingang, and with the hired labor
employed and all equally expended over
the county as it should be Pickens coun
ty would have fairly good roads. Pick
ens county has had a chaingang for 22
years and it is expensive, and you might
say that they have not been employed
any during those 22 years in the upper
section of the county. So it can very
easily be seen that the upper section
has been very liberal to the lower sec
tion in giving her convenience and en
hancing the value of her property. Per
haps the $250,000 bond issue was born
the heir of a few special friends to
build the trans-mountain road. If so,
perhaps it will draw the supervisor this
I read with interest the article of
Mountain Sprout in reference to the
route and gap-crossing of the cross
mountain road. I endorse his sugges
tions in full. Come again, Mountain
Sprout; if the sap is not up let's hear
from you in full. I enjoy your articles.
Well, Mr. Editor, I am trespassing on
your space, if this article even is not
doomed to the wvaste basket, so I wvill
quit for this time. With kind wishes
to everybody. TrAx PAYvR
Pickens R 3, March 5.
A Few Dots From Roanoke
(Too late for last week)
Frank Herd of Greenville is visiting
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ID. A. Herd,
for a few days.
Dewvard O'D~ell was at home for a few
days last week.
'T. R. O'Dell has erected a modlern
dairy barn and is carrying on an up-to
(late dairy business.
Paul Herd and Clyde Sammons at
tendled the play given at Mauldin school
Supervisor Craig is having a new
bridge built on Rice's creek, where the
old one was washed away by the heavy
Roanoke graded-school is progressing
nicely uinder Prof. E. L. Givens.
The spring millinery opening at
Hobbs-Henderson Co's. will be held
Thursday and Friday, March 15 and 16.
See their ad.
Farm Loan Associa
tion Organized Here
A national farm loan association was
organized at Pickens last Saturday with
a lot of good men in attendance. W.
H. Chastain, W. E. Findley, T. A.
Bowen, E. D. Chastain, W. C. Keith
and J. A. Pickle were elected directors.
Tom A. Bowen was elected president
and W. E. Findley, secretary dnd treas
urer. The appraisal committee is com
posed of W. A. Price, M. C. Smith and
W. E. Findley.
Following are the charter members:
W. E. Findley, Jas. P. Carey, Jr.,
Stanley Morgan, \V. H.- Chastain, M.
C. Smith, A. A. Pace, W. 11. Stewart,
W. A. Price, Will T. Freeman, W. C.
Keith, J. E. Durham, T. A. Bowen, J.
A. White, T. N. Jones, R. J. Jones, P.
M. Breazeale, M. N. Simmons, W. T.
Day, Ebb Fields, S. A. S. Porter, R. F.
Looper, N. D. Parsons, J. A. Pickle,
H. H. Lynch, W. 0. Nally, D. W.
Bryant, E. D. Chastain, W. R. Price,
W. B. Jones, J. L. Hunter, C. L.
Narrow Escape From Death
The fol!owing dispatch from Fay
etteville, N. C., under (late of March
5, will be read with interest in this
"Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Allgood, of
,this city, experienced a narrow es
cape from death yesterday afternoon
when their automobile stopped dead
on the Atlantic Coast Line tracks
before an advancing yard engine. The
car was demolished and both Dr. and
Mrs Allgood were thrown into i ditch
but neither was seriously injured al
though the doctor was pinned be
neath the wreck of the car. The ac
cident occurred whi!e the couple were
on their way to their home on Massey
Hill from the Hawthorne silk mill
and as they were attempting to cross
the tracks near the A. C. L. coalchute
which cut otT the approaching engine
from view. Dr. Allgood reversed
his enr and the motor stopped."
Dr. Allg',od is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. A. All:rood and Mrs. Allgood
is a (laughter of Mr.. and Mrs. J. W
Earle. of Pickens county, and the3
both hove many friends here who ar<
glad to know that they escaped seri
Six Mile Notes
Married, Sunday, March 4, Mr. Osca
Alexander and Miss Leora Bell, both oi
Six Mile section.
Mrs. Ellen Garrett, one of our besi
women, is very sick with heart trouble
and pneumonia. She is 76 years of age.
Rev. J. E. Merck and son, Iler, were
in Walhalla on business last week.
Pleasant Hill school will close next
Friday. Prof. J. W. Holiday is the
Mrs. J. N. Garrett was stricken with
measles last week. Every member of
this good family have measles.
"Jack" Garrett has returned to his
home from the U. S. Army. For a
long time his health has been bad, but
we are glad to state that he is stronger
Miss Grandy, teacher of the third and1
fourth grades, was ill last Monday.
lHer classes were in charge of Harrison
Edens of the tenth grade, it being the
policy of the school to begin training
pupils for teaching while in school.
This works to the mutual advantage of
both the pupils and the " new'" teacher.
Several rooms of the school are show
ing the spirit of economy by saving
waist e pper, old( ma~gaz/ines, books, etc.,
which they' wil Ilater sell at a fair price.
'The piroceedls will g.o toward the im
prov'eme'nt of the school in some way.
A prize has becen offered to the room
whliich has the greatest number of par1
ents present at the Parent-Teachers'
Association Wecdnesday afterinoon.
It is probatble that several ofl the
teachers will at tendl the State Teaghers'
association in ('olumbia the latter part
of the week.
IOfficers for the third term of the
literary society were elected Friday ats
follows: F'rank Keith, president; Tay
Ior O'Dell, vice-presidlent; Clarence
Bowen, secretary; Milledge G;riflin,
treasurer; Melenee Thornley anud Ilolby
Sutherland, censors; .Joe Frank Free
man, literary critic.
TECNTIh (G ,i, 1:.
Johni J. GIravley of route 3 made a
special tipl one day last wveek to Cal
vert, N. C., to take Miss Myrtle Gilles
pie to her home there. Miss Gillespie
has been teaching a private school for
J. R. Meece the past two months
Cross Roads News
Mrs. Elizabeth Leslie, wife of David
Leslie, died at her daughter's home at
Greenville March 9. after a lingering
illness. She was 77 years of age and
had been a member of Cross Roads
church for a number of years. She
leaves three childrenvJohn Leslie of
Seneca, Lawrence Loslie of Easley and
Mrs. Brown of Greenville and one sis
ter, Mrs. Joseph Massingale of near
Easley, her husband having died about
18 months ago. She was buried at
Cross Roads church March 11 and the
funeral services were conducted by B.
N. Glazener. Besides her children and
relatives, she leaves a number of friends
to mourn her death.
Miss Nettie Newton, one of the teach
ers at Maynard, who has been confined
to her room for several days, has re
turned from her home at Pickens and
taken up her work again.
W. D. Freeman had the misfortune
to lose a fine horse recently.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hill of Easley
and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Stansell of
Greenville were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Findley last Sunday.
-ir. and Mrs. W. Jones were the
gu'!sts of the latter's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. 13. Frank Farmer, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. William McWhorter
were guests of their daughter, Mrs. \V.
D. Freeman, Sunday.
Mrs. Marion Freeman of the Mt.
Tabor section was the guest of her sis
ter, Mrs. Margaret Bright, Saturday
Miss Mary Greene spent the week
end with her mother, Mrs. Ida Greene,
of Greenville. '
Mrs. J. F. Fendley and children vis
ited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Julian, last week.
Cedar Rock School Honor Roll
First Grade--Ora Henry, Bruce
Second Grade --John Duckworth,
Jr., Jessie Carson.
Third Grade-Bolt Roper, Jacol
Porter, Ada MeCollum, Artie Ma
Fourth Grade-Chris Lewis.
Fifth Grade--- Clifford Bagwell, Ei
lene Anthony, Frank Hays, Cliffor,
Julian, Claude Phillips, Ben Single
ton, Kate Norris, Nettie I-lays.
Sixth Grade-Orpha Carson, ElM
Maude Julian, Levice Phillips.
Seventh Grade-Roy Jones.
Eighth Grade--Addie Julian, Chris
At Dacusville School
The following program will be given
in the auditorium of Dacusville school
house Friday evening, March 16. Friends
and patrons are cordially invited to at
Opening Ilynm -America.
Boys' Preliminary Contest:
1. A Murderer's Con fession. -Bailey
2. Tfhe Stars and Stripes.-Hovey
:3. Spartacus to the Gladiators. -
4I. The Traitor 's Deathbed. --J. 13.
5. Universal P'eace. -- .Joe Hunt.
Girls' Preliminary Contest:
1. The Going'of the White Swan. -
2. Swing I ,ow Sweet Chariot. -Nan
8. Ma'rcus Pleaids WVit h Merein.
-2. How Ruby Played. -(-annie Fer
5. The Swan Song. -- Matt ie looser.
t;. Thel Genius of P'atroi tisml. A gnews
7. Aunt Sukey. - I cota Ponder.
K. TIhe One-Legged Goose. --Annie
I take this way of expressinig my ap
preciation of the k indness I have re(ceived
from my friends (luring my sickness.I
also wish to thank Dr. Valley for the
sp~ecial interest he took in me; also Dr.
E. Lewis for his punctual delivery ol
medlicines I bought of him. 1 am glad
to say I am now able to be up again,
and at any time I can be of service t<
my friends I will be glad to respond as
freely as they came to my aidl. May Got
bless you all is my earnest prayer.
'J. W. JUIAN.
Folger, Thornley & Co. will hold theia
spring millinery opening Thursday an<
Friday. March 15 and 16. See their a
Along Marietta Route 2
I will pen you a few dots from
this corner of old Pickens county,
as the sun has r-turned with her be
autiful rays making everything look
springlike and soon the old farmers
will be carrying along his long de
layed farm wvork; and our road men
be enabled to fix up the rough old
roads some of which are almost dan
gerous to public travel.
Surely when two hundred and fif
ty thousand dollars is added to our
present road funds we can and ought
to have good roads in this county.
Bula Camp No. 910, W. 0. W. has
been instituted under bright circum
stances and the Woodmen of the
World are already laying (own the
lumber preparatory to erecting a
nice up-to-date hall. This hall will
be located near the residence of Mr.
John I. Williams and when comple
ted will be an ornament to this (the
M1t. Tabor) community. The follow
ing offlicers hnve been elected to serve
this year, 1917: J 1. Wiliams, C. C.:
W. 0. Chapman, Adv. L.; II. L. Wil
liams, Banker; L. S. Edens, Clerk: R.
L. McJunkin, Escort; Roy C. Mc
White, Watchman; Lewis Morgan,
Sentry; and Barto Hendricks, P. C.;
Auditors: Ilolbert Jones, 0. A. Cren
shaw, .10seph F. Williams.
B. R.. the little son of E. T. Edens,
is able to resume his studies after
having been quite indisposed for sev
J. D. MoConnell has returned from
a pleasant visit to his parents near
Belton. Drake says there is some
m1d t)otit ;11 spot. down that way too
L. S. Edens and son. J. Esp~ent
the night with Mr. and Mrs. 1 B Wil
liams. of Easley, last week.
1). Marion Freeman is 'omg to lo
Cate a saw mill in this section soon.
So Vou see boys We will1 have lumber
road or no road.
Well, Mr. Editor, as we have been
advocating prohibition in your col
umns some time past, let us say now
that if we haven't got it' now we will
come in nine cents of it. Extending
best wiishes to you and your many
readers tor 1917. Progressive.
B. F. 1lendricks, who has been in
Nlississippi for some time, arrived
home last week. We're ad to have
him back with us again; but he is
going to leave our town again, and go
to Virginia some time in April. B. F.
is looking; well and has evidently
beer where there were plenty of good
things to eat.
A. J. Lister. who 1o1ved to our city
last winter, attended the service at
Plasant Grove Sunday. He is a sin
ger and one of our music lovers, and
we're proid of him.
P. D. Ilendricks cr)ssed the Blue
Rid:. e into North Carolina last week
searching for potatoes, but didn't
It is reported that Mrs. Ferguson,
who lives near here. killed a hog
which weighed nearly .100 pounds,
recently. We think that does pretty
well for Pumpl:intown.
State of South Carolina,
County of Pickens.
WlVill Cannnon, P'lain tiflf,
Geco. WA. Cannon, D~efendant.
.In pursuance of a decretal order made
in the above-statedl case, (dated March
first, 1917, and on tile in the clerkf's of
fiee for Pickens county, I will sell to the
highest bidder on
SAIJESD)AY IN APIlL, 191'7,
(luring the legal houars of sale, at Pick
ens C. II., t he following-dlescribed( real
All that cer'tain piece, parcel or tract
of land lying, being and in the county
and state aforesaid, on Tlwelve Mile
It iver, adjoining lands of S. W. O'Dell,
Rt. A.. Hester, .J. 1H. Morgan, and others
containing one hundred and sixty (160)
acres, nmre or less, and known as the
Hecll Shoal tract.
Tlerms cash. In case i h. purchaser
fails to comply with the terms; in one
hour the land will bie resold at the same
time and slace. Purchaser to p~ay for
papers and recording same.
. 0. 3. STEwAnT,
Clerk of Court.
- Notice to Creditors
District Court of South Carolina,
Western District of South Carolina.
In the matter of M. Parsons, Bankrupt,
Liberty, S. C.
To the cre'litors of' the above-named
Take notice, on the 17th day of Feb
ruary,,1917, the above-named bankrupt
filed his petition in' said court praying
that he may~ be decreed by the court to
have a full discharge from all debts
provable against his estate, and a hear.
mng was ther'cupon ordered and will be
ha nsaid petition on the 27th day of
Marc ,. 917, beford said court at Green
ville, in said district, at 11 o'clock in
~the forenoon, at which time and place
all known creditors and other persons in
interest may appear and show cause, if
jany they have~ why the prayer of said
J. B, NIGHT, Clerc.'
Februry 17, 191..4