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-OF PICKEN~S COUNTY PIO YA
THE ICeIENS SENTINELCE
Ho sablished 1871.- Volume 47 PICKENS, S. C., MAY 17, 1917 Nme
A special from Columbia under date
of.May 14 says:
Alleged discrimination by Governor
Manning against members of the so
clled "Reform party" of South Caro
ma In the recommendations for officers
of the state's two regiments was mufde
the basis for much caustic criticism of
the chief executive, the passage of 4
66t of condemnatory resolutions and the
'4ppoIntment of a committee of five to
go to Washington and lay the griev
ances of the faction before the secre
tary of war, at a meeting of 300 or more
o'epresentatives of the party here this
The meeting was called 'by former
Governor Cole L. Blease. The commit
tee which will go to Washington con
siats of Cole L. Blease, chairman; W
A. Stuckey, Lee; E. R. Buckingham,
'Alken; Dr. Olin Sawler, mayor of
Georgetown, and James P. Carey, Jr.,
of Pickens. Under instructions of the
ccn'vention the committee will tell the
secretary of war that its faction has
been grossly neglected in the oflicering
of. regiments and that the governor's
action in refusing to create a third reg
iment for the state is strongly resented.
The meeting, which was called to
"consider the crisis caused by the war, "
incidentally branched into a discussion
of plans for the campaign next saminer.
Governor Blease, in the last of three
speeches, declared that the winiing of
the political war in 1918 almost was as
important as the defeatingof Germany.
Members present were warned by the
'former governor not to go to sleep: but
to see that their faction was representc d
at meetings next April when the clubs
The real kick against Gov. Manning
is based on the alleged trip to Wash
ington at which the governor is said to
have urged the adoption of conscription
machinery for this state which differs
from that provided by other states, the
difference being, it is claimed, that
whereas in other states the board con
sists of the sheriff, the clerk of court
and couny physician., in South Carolina
the board members are the judge of
probate, the clerk of court and a chair
man named by the governor. The ghost
of the past summer's election was dis
interred in this convention which was
cAalled to consider its part in war, and
4-familiar charges that the votes of the
people were not fairly counted, were
free. The convention was particularly
bitter in its assertions that Bleaseites
were not permitted to attend the offi
ca' training camp at Fort Oglethorpe,
aitho it was not demonstrated just how
the finger of the governor was used in
this maneuver. James P. Carey, Jr.,
qof Pickens, stated that he had been re
jected after being told by the officer
who made the exaMination that he was
thekindof man the government wanted.
Jarmes 1. Grace, editor of the Charles
ton American, denounced tht action of
congress in declaring war and indulged
in a round of criticism of President
Wilson for breal ing his implied contract
uto keep the country out of war.
Ffed Dominick Consistent
Washington, May 12. --The motion to
recommit the conscription bill to the
conference, with instruction to provide
for volunteer provisions, had the sup
port of only Representative Fred H.
Dominick of the Third district, wvhen
the roll of the south Carolina delgation
was called. Mr. D)ominick opposed the
war with Germany, also conscription,
and.his vote today was consistent with
his previous record.
THiOSE PERSONS who have
4taken file copies of The Sen
* tinel out of this office will
please return them at once.
Hereafter no file copy of
* The Sentinel will be allowed
to be taken out of the office.
.? In the past we have been
glad to accommodate our
friends when they wanted to
borrow one of our file copies,
but as some have failed to
return them we must make
vthe above rule and will posi
tively stick to it.
Only this. week we have
lhad occision to look thru our
files for a back issue and find
that someone has taken it
out and not returned it.
4THE~ PICKE~NS SENTINEL,.
Shortage Found In
When State Auditor Bradley exam
ined the books of the treasurer of Pick
ens county last week he discovered a
shortage of several thousand dollars in
that office. The exact shortage cannot
be determined until the books are care
fully- rechecked. The county will-lose
nothing, of course, as the shortage will
be replaced by the treasurer's bonds
men. Treasurer T. Hl. Stewart is now
making efforts to satisfy the bondsmen.
The unfortunate affair came as a sur
prise and shock to the people. Treas
urer Stewart is just finishing his second
term as treasurer and was to have re
tired next July 1, having been elected
the first time in 1912 and re-elected two
years later. lie has had as his assist
ant for the past year or two his son-in
law, Willie Edens. We understand
that arrangements have been made to
satisfy the part of the discrepancy
charged to Mr. Edens, and inany syi
pathetic friends are hoping that Mr.
Stewart will prove equally successful
in his efforts.
Messrs. J.. M. Stewart, J. Mc). Bruce
and I. M. Mauldin are the - treasurer's
Married, at the residence of .1. Clayton
Porter on Sunday afternoon, May 13,
Mr. Homer Davis and Miss Manie Por
ter. Miss Porter is the second daughter
of J. C. Porter of the Montvale section
and is a very popular young lady. -Mr.
Davis is the youngest son of E. H1. Davis,
who is one of the best farmers in the
county and suptrintendent of W. M.
lagood's farmi six miles north of Pick
After the ceremony, which was per
formed by M. F. Hester, N. P.. in his
usual way, the bridal party was carried
by auto to the home of the bridegroom's
father, where a bountiful wedding re
past was awaiting them, and the good
things to eat were too numerous to
mention. (The printer's fee of some
of the excellent cake was received.)
A marriage of interest, which was a
surprise to many friends of the con
tracting parties, occurred at the resi
dence of Rev. 1). W. Hiott, the offici
ating minister, at Easley, Wednesday
afternoon, May 9, when Miss Myra
Parker and James A. Porter of Liberty
The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Nan
nie K. Parker, proprietress of the Par
ker House at Liberty, and is a most
estimable young lady of fine character
and disposition. Mr. Porter is a well
known citizen and barber of Liberty
and a man of sterling character. He is
a brother of A. S. Porter (if PiA:ens.
The happy couple have the be..t wishes
ofl nmerous friendls.
Quite a surprise was give~n to the
p)~ople of Liberty when Miss Addie Mc
Whorter was given in marriage to Mr.
Willie Richbourg, at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. W.
McWhorter. The marriage had been
announced for Jlune, but on account of
Mr. Richbourg being called to the colors
the marriage was hastened. The mar
riage took place at 9.15 Wednesday
evening, May 9. Only the immediate
families and friends were present. The
bride was never more beautiful in a
gown of silver cloth draped in tulle.
They entered by the strains of Men
delssohn's wedding march, rendered by
IMiss Claire Richbourg, sister of the
bridegroom. Thlie ceremony was per
formed by Rev. J1. C2. lailey, the bride's
pastor. After congratulations they were
delightfully entertained with music by
Misses Best and Sellars. .The honey
moon had been planned, but under the
Icircumstances hais been postponed.
The bride is a charming and accom
plished young lady, especially in music.
The bridegroom has been the superin
tendent of the high school at D~onalds
for the past year, to wvhich he was re
elected, but will now serve his country
as an officer in the army.
ces the approaching marriage of her
daughter, Mary Ada, to Frank E. Alex.
ander of 'Anderson, the marriage to
take place in June.
All those interestedl are asked to (ome(
out and help clean off the Holly Springl
church grounds next Friday afternoen,
May 18. Bring necessary tools.
Watermelon nd Cantaloupe Seed ai
Crowd the Front Pews. Adver
tise Your Belief. Go to Church.
HEN you 00 TO CHURCH Sunday MARCH
RIGHiT UP TO THE FRONT PEWS.
Don't take a seat in the rear .of the church.
Iil I manyV chIurches some1 worshipers uuake
for the rear pews as if they were ashamed
to be seen. Is there anything dishonorable
in being s&ein in chiurcli? If you to a
theater voi are proud to be seen in the
front r)ws4. CROWD THE' VIFI'EWs
O TH E C1111011i.
THERE CERTAINLY IS NOTHING UN
MANLY IN GOING TO CHURCH. RATHER
IS IT A SIGN OF STRENGTH OF CHARAC.
TER. PILLARS OF THE CHURCH GEN
ERALLY ARE PILLARS OF BUSINESS. AD
VERTISE THE FACT THAT YOU GO TO CHURCH. IT PAYS YOU
SPIRITUALLY. IT PAYS YOU MATERIALLY. THE CHURCH EN
VIRONMENT HELPS THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. THE
CHURCH TEACHING HELPS EVERY MAN TO THINK CLEARLY
AND TO THINK CORRECTLY. THE CHURCH COMMANDMENTS
ARE ONLY THE COMMANDMENTS OF HEALTH AND MIND.
Statistics show that communities with the greater number of
churches are prosperous. The people, as a whole, are IIAIPY
AND CONTENT. If you have neglected going to church, don't
let another Sunday pass without making a visit to ile house or
God is forgiving. Ie is patient. But his patience may be ex
hausted if a man eointinualy ignores him. You TON(OR110E AND
OFFEND (4O) when you stay awayv from vhiuh. ..oum like to :ec
your children 00 TO CIlU1UCiI and Sunday schooJ. The chil
dren will be DOUBLY .1MP ESSElD with the importance of at
tending church if they see tie fafthler in church.
00 TO CHURCH NEX'P SUNDAY.
00 TO CHURCHI EIVERZY SUNDAY.
You Will Want to Keep Up With
Pickens County's Part in the Great
War---Then Read The Sentinel
Heretofore the war has probably seemed a long
way off from you, but gradually it is drawing closer
home. Already many young men from Pickens
county have joined the army, and in a few weeks
Uncle Sam will take young men out of every com
munity and almost every home in the county.
Read The Sentinel for all the news.
Don't let your subscription expire.
It's the county paper.
The Pickens Sentinel is the only paper published
at the county seat of Pickens county.
It is the oldest paper in the county.
Official paper of the county.
Largest paper in the county.
Prints more news than any other paper in the
Has a larger circulation than any other paper in
The Sentinel prints all the most important general,
war and state news, and makes a specialty of Pick
ens county news.
It is the people's p~aper.
Every good citizen of Pickens county ought to
subscribe for .The Sentinel. The more subscribers
we have the better paper we can give vou and the
more benefit we can be to the county.
Get your neighbor to subscribe.
YOU hellp us and1 we will help you.
Subscription p~rice is $1.50 for a Year, $1.00 for
eight months, 50 cents for four' months.
TH PICKENS SENTINEL
PICKENS, S. C.
An Ad. in The Sentinel Brings Result
Bo@B, THE MISCMIIVOUS M4@NK.
ilt ORa G
Chance to Volunteer 4
First Lieutenant Clayton M. Dockins,
of Co. C., 1st Regt. S. C. N. G., was in T
Piekens Monday in the interest of re- o
cruit:ag the First regiment, South Caro
lina Guard, to full war strength, as 11
authorized by the war department.
Lieutenant Dockins will be at Easley
until Saturday. He is a former resi- e
dent of Easley and well known in this C
county. lie has also had much mili
tary experience, being a veteran of the 01
Spanish-American war, having served 8t
an enlistment in the regular army and in
beeen connected with the national guard tl
for many years. el
le points out that in a few weeks all .41
eligible men will be conscripted for the ti
regular army,and when he is conscripted T
he is sent where he is needed most, re- ai
gardless of his personal wishes, and he v<
is most alit to be among entire stran- o1
gers; whereas, if a man joins the'na
tional guard nowl he will be among South
Carolinianns and under South Carolina
oflicers until he gets back home. This
should make a great difference to young t(
men when they are a long ways from it
The guard is rapidly being tilled to g
war strength and those who are liable F
to conscription should take advantage 0
of the opportunity by volunteering now 0:
and r.rving in the national guard along f4
side other men from home. Enlistments A
are only for the duration of the wart. a
Apply at Camp Blythe at the city park a
in G reenville.
At Roanoke School t
There will be a girls' recitation con- a
test for a medal,also other exercises.by
. small children, at the closing of Roanoke
school on the evening of May 22, be
ginning at 8 o'clock. The public is cor
dially invited to attend. Admission 10c.
Pickens Singing Convention
The Pickens Township Singing Con.
vention will meet with Pickens Baptist
church the fourth Sunday iqj May at
2 o'clock p. in. Professors R. M. and
S. N. Bolding and A. .J. Rampey will
be with us, as will be a quartette com
posed of ladies from Greenville. Any
body will be well repaid to come ten or
twelve miles to hear these ladies sing.
They are certainly fine. They will also
be with us at church at 11 o'clock a. m.
Everybody invited to come and bring
Hosannas and Praise Divine.
It. L. HJNDEnsoN, Pres.
LPICKENS SCHOOL NEWS
Miss Pearl Ilester of the ninth grade
was in Greenville Monday.
The essaysj which the seventh, eighth, I
ninth and tenth grades have written
were handed in Tuesday. The subject I
for the seventh and eighth grades is I
"Alcohol and the Body." The \Voman's I
Christian Temperance Union offers a f
prize for this essay, and the United.
Daughters of the Confederacy for the
one written by the ninth and tenth i
grades on "P Iickens. County Friomi Co.
Miss Isadora Williams, the assistant
in the high school, will enter the Miss
es' T'rainiung school in the Battle Creek
sanitamrium, Battle Creek, Mich., JTune '
4, in a special clIass for preparation for'
work with the government.
Miss I .urlene L athem of Greenville
visited at school Monday.
Trhe medals won by our boyvs att thme
Piedmont and State athletic meets were
pr'esenited at c'hapetl exercises Tuesday.
The final examinations will begin next
Commnceament speakers have beenm
secured. Rev. Edward R. Mason of1
Greenville will dleliver' the sermon to
the graduating c'lass, May 27, at the
Grace Methodist church. The gradumat
ing address wvill be giv'en by Gen. M. I .
-. Bonhami of Anderson in the graduation;
exercises Monday, May 28. at 8 o'clock
p. mn. T'he class r'oll is as follows:
S Margaret Aiken, nertha Cantrell, Ray
mond Cox, Harrison *Edens, Joec Frank
Freeman. Steen Locoper, Ella Lewis,I
TIaylor O'Dell, Annie Gravely, Frank
Keith, Florence Stewart, Ethel Stew.
art andl Charlie Yongue.
An immense throng of pe'opih attenid
ed the services at Mt. Pirsgah Haptist
church in Anderson county Saturday
and Sunday. Rev. J1. IT. Danner and
Rev. H. K. Williams made addfresses
Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning
Mr. Williams preached andl in the af
ternoon the pastor, Rev. D). WV. Hiott,
made a brief addreas at the unveiling
of a W. 0. W. monument. Singers
from Pickens and Anderson thruout the
Ay thrilled the throng with song.
janning Fruits and
Vegetables at Home
The U. S. Government has sent toi
he Sentinel a large number of copies
each of the following pamphlets:
"Canned Fruits, Preserves and Jellies:
ousehold Method of Preparation;"
"Canning Vegetables ut Home;"
"Canning Tomatoes at Homo and in
lub Work: Canned Tomatoes, Catchup.
These pamphlets are at The Sentinel
lice and will be given to the first per
mns who call for them as long as they
st. It is needless for us to say that
icy are valuable. In these days when
,erybody is trying to save all the food
uffs they canl for future use these lit
e panphets will help you greatly.
hey tell you the very best way to can
idc preserve the various fruits and
'getables at home. Call and get one
Another feature which we have added
The Sentinel this week is the most
iportant news happenings of the
orldi condensed into three columns and
ivei to our readers in short paragraphs.
y reading these three columnis of news
ie may get a glimpse (it what is going
Ai all over the world. We believe this
mature will not only prove populai
'ith our readers, but will prove profit,
ble and instructive to them. Especi
lly will the busy person like this.
The Sentinel is always on Ihe lookout
ir ways to piease its readers and giv,
1bem additional value, an they art
howing their appreciation by heart)
The Sentinel's Honor Roll
.1 T Porter,
C C Allgood,
J th Bearden,
Dr J1 L Bolt,
L II Smith,
E P McCravey,
Ford W Willitmun,
F 11 Morgan,
.1 K Lathem,
W F Ilendricks,
lrs Sue Craig,
Fred H1 Dominick.
J A Mlartin,
L B Jennings,
Mrs E E Smith,
We thank you.
Pickens Produce Market
'let (td week'y by Fi!ger, '1iotu y .vA I
otton, pound .20
orm, bushel . . $2.00
'e'5, bushel 2.50
ane seed, bushl 2.00
Iais, pound .5r,
'utter, pound .25
hickens, pound. .12
Do You Help PAY THE %
RENT For This OUT '
of TOWN Palace?
S R- IENTAL _
The mercehant who pays this
ENORMOUS RENT does not
spend a dollar in this town,
Build, up YOUR OWN TOWN
by trading with the HOURE
He'll fil1 every want, and you
WON'T REMOVE THE DOL '
LAR from circulating lier.