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Established 1871 --Volume 47 PICKIENS, 8. C., JU"NE 11
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Federal Court Will
Be Held in Pickens
A special term of Federal court will
be h4eld in Pickena, beginning August 6,
for the purpose of settling litigation
proceedings in connection with the con
fiscation by the United States of moun
tain lands in Oconee county for a forest
reserve. 'Phis will be the first term of
Federal court ever held here and the
people are naturally quite interested in
it. Judge Josegh-T. Johnson will pre
side and a full panel of petit jurors has
been drawn. There will be no grand
jury and only civil cases will be tried.
We understand that Col. C. L. Cure
ton is mainly responsible for Pickens
getting the special .term, showing the
officials that we have the finest climate
in the state, the coolest court house,
good people and other facilities neces
sary to make the sojourn of court at
taches, witnesses, etc., here a most
pleasant one during August. It is not
kPown how long the court will be in
The following petit jurors have been
drawn to serve at this special term of
C. E. Harper, Honea Path.
Alonzo Bedenbaugh, Prosperity.
W. T. Freeman, Pickens R. F. D. No.2.
Prue Hickman, Starr.
J. T. Loftia, Taylor, R.F.D. No. 2.
Ben Stockhani, .Prosperity.
W. T. Henderson, Greenville.
IJovey G. Barton, Tigerville.
L. H. Payne. Anderson.
J. D. Glass, Edgemoor.
Clyde Green, Belton.
L. McFadden, Fort Lawn.
J. Wells, Whitestone.
J. T. Collins, Chester.
A. S. Pant, Belton.
S. V. Aycock, Sharon, R.,F.D. No. 2.
J. N. McGill, Hickory Grove. -
J. C. Bogge, Liberty.
C. P. Singley, Prosperity.
W. L. Stewart, XWelford.
Homer Groce, Welford, R.F.D.
W. E Henderson, Verdry.
W. A. Haas, Gaffney.
John V. Watts, Laurens, R.F.D.
M. W. Wilson, Whitmire, R.F.D.
Dero Barton, Tigerville, R.F.D.
R. L. Tapp, Greer, R. F. D. No. 2.
Dave Reece, Greer, R..F. D. No. 3.
P. C. Mitchell, Saluda, R..F. D.
P. M. Pitts, Reno.
M. W. Brown, Pacolet.
.1. T. Foster, Whitestone.
J. W. White, Chester, R.F.D. No. 3.
D. S. Taylor, Anderson.
J. M. Sloan, Pacolet.
John A. Austin, Anderson.
E. Loyden Brooks. Ninety-Six.
J. P. Williams, Rock Ifill.
W. H. Ashmore Dead
W. H. Ashmore died at bis home in
Fickens last W.ednesday, June 13. He
had been confined to his bed about two t
- weeks 'from a complication ofdiseases.
Funeral services\vere conducted-by Rev.
E. T. Hodges and Rev. .1. C. Bailey in
the-Grece Methodist church Thurtlay
and the body was~ laid to rest -in the
Mr. Ashiniore wa~s one of our pioneer
ci-tizens. He was born in Greenville
county August 16, 1848, and moved to
Pickens in 1871. In November, t869,
he was married to Miss Laura Elired of
AM~derson county, and she preceded nimn
to the grave about nine months. The
deceased was a Confederate veteran,
having served thru the last two years
of the war. He was a consistent mem
ber of the Methodist, church, was a
* .Mason and was buried with Masonic
Mr. Ashmore was one of our best
known citizens and for many years con
ducted a blacksmith shop here, lie was
a quiet man, who 'attended to his own
affairs and had many true friends, who
will greatly miss him. But not for him
to our tears! Rather let us crown his
,grave with garlands; few of us will
d. iye as long and well, and fewer yet will
the Angel of Death greet with such a
The deceased is survived by six chil
dren, all of whom were at his bedside
#when the end came. They are as fol
elows: Mrs. D. J. Carter, of Chicago,
SIll,,; S. J. Ashmore, of Wichita Falls,
Texcas; Miss Maude Ashmore, of At.
lanta; J1. R. Ashmore, of Eustis, Fla.;
SMrs. V. L,. Loehr, of -Manchester, Ga.;
4and Miss Vesta Ashmore, of Pickens.
4He lis also survived by one brother,
Rtey 'Ashjnore, and one sister, Mrs.
'Queen' Henderson, both of Greenville
-If it's.Oxfords you need, see our line
saeprices as last season, large
' tockifor children and Misses from $1 00
tto$2,60, Queen Quality & Zeigr for
C~ adlid rm $3.00 to $4.60, Walk-Over
So infrothi $3.60 to $7.00. -Polger,
Married, at the home of the bride's
parents, near Six Mile, on Sunday, June
10, at 11 o'clock a. m., Miss Pearle Gar
rett and Rev. Jackson Stancel. The
g'oom is a son of Mr., and Mrs. Stancel
of near Easley and is a preacher of abil
ity and has a future of bright promise.
r'ha bride is a charming young lady, a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Garrett.
Rev. C. B. Atkinson performedthe cer
3mony. The young couple will make
their home near Easley. They have the
good wishes of many friends.
A very pretty wedding took place at
the bride's home in Six Mile Sunday
ifternoon, June 10, at 3 o'clock, when
Miss Lola Curtis became the bride of
Rev. Charles Atkinson, the writer of
The bride was attended by Miss Irene
Bolding as bridesmaid and Mr. Sargent
3riffin was best man.
The bride is one of Six Mile's most
Attractive young ladies, and is the
laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Cur
tis. Mr. Atkinson is a graduate of Six
Mile Academy and is a young minister
>f promise. The large number present
ittested the popularity of the young
Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson left Sunday
ifternoon for a brief honeymoon.
Among one of the most notable events
vhich has occurred in the Keowee sec
ion recently, and one whose interest
'caches beyond local limits, was the
>eautiful home wedding of Miss Bertha
bila Childress and Rev. W. Edgar
3lyde, which was solemnized .June 3 at
the home of the bride's parents in the
Wresence of a few friends of the bride,
3ridegroom and their immediate rel
itives. The home was tastefully deco
'ated, the color scheme of green and
wvhite being carried out. Promptly at
l.30 o'clock, to the sweet strains df
[iudovic's wedding march, played by
kiiss Jessie Alexander, the parson en
tered the room, followed by the bride
ind bridegroom. Then came the bridal
party, consisting of Mr. Ralph Gilstrap
icting as best man, with Miss Hixie
Mlexander as maid of honor, Mr. Ray
'hildress and Miss Bessie Alexander.
Phen came the ceremony, which was
)erformed by Rev. Fulton S, Childress,
)rother of the bride, in a very beautiful
md impressive manner.
Miss Childress' exquisite bridal gown
vas of white silk chiffon over pink satin
vith white silk gloves to match, and
ter maid of honor wore a beautiful dress
>f corn-colored taffeta silk.
Immediately after the ceremony the
ruests were invited into the dining-hall,
where a bountiful repast was served in
Mr. Clyde is the second soi of Mr.
mnd Mrs. Tom Clyde of Greenville, a
roung man of sterling character, a min
ster of the gospel, and his influence in
he various activities of his spiritual and
educational work is widely felt. He is
student of Furman University and
vill begin his third year in that institu
:ion in September.
Mrs. Clyde, as Miss Chik/lress, is the
mly daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
E. C)hildress and a young lady of a
ovable disposition and many capabili
;ies. She was a member of' the 1916
tradpiating class of the G.W.C. and has
:aught sehcol since her graduation.
The popularity of the couple was
ihown by the number of valuable and
iseful presents received. After their
ioneymoon to the southern part of the
itate Mr'. and Mrs. Clyde- will be at
iome to their many friends in Green
rille, S, C,
Oolenoy, June 18.--Mrs. A.C. Suther
and leaves today for Rock Hill, where
ahe'will take a short course at the
3tate teachers' summer' secool at WVin
Mrs. Jesse Morris of Pickens is spend
ng some tinye with her' mother, Mrs.
W. F. Hlendrix.
Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Crenshaw visited
Lheir daughter, Mrs. C. WV. Smith of
Prue Hendrix and sister, Miss Cleo,
attended preaching at Friendship Sun
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Edens, Jr., were
recent visitors at the home of the lat
ter's parents, Mr, and Mrs. F. R1. Mc
llanahan of near Liberty.
Misses Frances and Grace Mauldin of
I~saly were guests at the Southerlandj
Messrs, Doyle Looper of Greenville,
1rnest tooper of Dacusyille and Vaughn
Inabinet of Pipkens were here Sunday.
Rev. J. T. Manna Write.
Editor Pickens Sentinel':
Having on the fou-th Sunday com
pleted the list of eleven app6intments in
Pickens arranged, for us by Rev. D. Wj
Hiott, with the co-operation of churches
and pastors concerned, I wish to give
your readers some impressions of that
delightful season of Christian service
On the first Sunday in May I- filled
appointments on the fields of two pas
tors, brethren J. L. Willis and Charles
Atkinson. They and their people re
ceived us cordially. That night we were
entertained in the home of Brother and
Sister Willis of Cateechee.
Norris Baptist church and community
are dear to our memory. We became
acquainted with them in 1910, when we
were with them and Pastor Hiott in a
meeting. The friendship begun then
has increased with the passing years;
and it was good once again to worship
Is God Your Frh
His Home. i
ATCI the I
NOT GO %
THAT MAY BE TRUE. BUT THE
COMMUNITY IN WHICHHE LIV
AND GOD FEARING SHOWS TH,
WANTS TO ENJOY THE RESP
THERE MAY BE SOME HYPOCf
EXAGGERATION TO STATE TI
CHURCHGOERS ARE HONEST,
There is something basically
fessing a belief in a Supreme Bt
tl Church affords to WOHISHi
I u have a dear friend and vot
droppimg in to see him, you woiuld
1NG THE SINCEITY of vor
Do von wish God to DO I UT
want to LOSE I.M AS A Fl
his'hiouse AT LEAST ONCIE A
Show that you are 'sincere ir
TO CHUICH next Sundar.
THE\ 00 TO CIu:1 i I
"FISK(" on you
antee that you F
I possible to buy.
more tHan Fiskt
for something 'th
of Visit to Pickens Co.
with them on the first Sunday morning.
But, as is usual after a lapse of a year
between our visits to churches, we sadly
missed some dear friends who were
present a year ago. I refer to Brother
and Sister J. C. Garrett, whose home
was the first we visited in 1910. We are
confident, however, that for t'hem the
change is far better- and so we press
on, expecting to meet them some sweet
day. While at Norris we met the prin
cipal of the school, Prof. Kirby. It was
a great pleasure to be with him and his
family in their hoine.v.
At 3 p. n. on samei day 1 preached for
Bro. Charles Atkinson at Camp Creek.
We found them in the midst of an in
spiring all-day singing. The crowd was
large and the spirit of the singing and
of the other service was fine. This was
our first visit there, but we hope to be
with them again some time.
The third appointment was with Pas
and? Then Visit
lo to Church.
on Jine of people entering c hur ch
y. Isn't it a fact that they are
worth while people in the eoimi
If you are at business man, doni't
r dealing with a man who is a
'ENT CIUICI 100ElI rather
a man wh o never goes to chuirebi ?!
(il't hesitate to INV[TI'E ANY
L OF TimsiESE JEOPLE enter
I to 'your hom1e.
4 WHO GOES TO CHURCH CAN
VRONG VERY LONG. A COMMON
ION IS THAT SOME PEOPLE GO
CH TO KEEP UP APPEARANCES.
FACT THAT A MAN WANTS THE
ES TO THINK THAT HE 18 GOOD
AT HE WANTS TO BE GOOD. HE
ECT OF HIS FELLOWS. WHILE
tITES IN THE CHURCH, IT IS NO
iAT THE GREAT MAJO-RITY OF
wrong with a Imani who, while pro
iig, ifails to take the opportunity
[P THAT SUPREME BEING.
i pass his house every day without
not bl-iime Ihat man for DOUBT
YOUR FRIENDSIllP? Do you
ENJ). If you1 don't, drop into
your belI ief in God by GOING
r tire is a guar
ave the greatest
value that it is
When you pay
prices you pay
at doesn't exist.
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tor Willis at Catecchee. They had just
closed a great meeting, in which many
souls were saved; and it was good for
us to share with them the spirit of re
vival still manifest in the service. The
writer. spoke more especially to the
young converts, urging them to stand
firm in their Christian faith. Surely
the Lord is blessing Brother and Sister
Willis and their people.
On the second Sunday we visited two
of Pastor T. E. Durham's churches
Alice Mill in the morning and Smith
Grove in the afternoon. It was a joy
to have the pastor with us at both ser
vices. The people of Alice Mill are not
strangers to us, -as we were with them
in a meeting two years ago during Bi-o.
Hiott's pastorate. Then they wor
shipped in a comfortable hall, but now
they worship in a beautiful church
building erected by the mill company
for all the churches.
Smith Grove also has a new house of
worship, and we understand that it is a
very harmonious body. This was our
first visit there, but we trust it will not
be the last.
From Smith Grove we went to Pick
ens Mill church, where at the evening
hour we addressed a packed house on
"The Divine Sacrifice." We regret
that it was impossible for us to meet
their pastor, Brother Field, of whom we
heard many good things said. We were
entertained in the home of Deacon
- Third Sunday was a good day. The
weather was ideal, congregations were
large and the spirit of the services
good. In the morning we were with
Pastor C. R. Abercrombie at Mountain
View. The song service was inspiring.
It wAs a real spirital meeting, and there
were many tear-dimmed eyes during the
service. In the afternoog Pastor Aber
crombie and several other friends from
Mountain View accompanied us to Se
cona church. By special invitation of
those in charge of the music, Prof. R. M.
Bolding led the choir in a delightful
song service. We are just beginning t(
know these good people, this being ou
second visit there. Their kindly recep
tiou of us and their kind words cheer u
along the way. One good brother in
sister invited us to come up when tire
and just rest a week. We certainl
a ppreciate such thoughtfulness and hop
some time we can accept their invita
The evening service was held at Pick
ens church. At the conclusion of th<
sermon on "The Closed Door," and it
response to an invitation for seekers,
quite a number came forward for prayer.
While in Pickens we were entertained
by Major and Mrs. Stewart, and our
stay with them was most pleasant.
On Friday before the fourth Sunday
we visited the home of our former )as
tor and good friend, Brother D. W.
H1iott. I hardly need add that this was
greatly enjoyed. Brother Iliott was
pastor of my parents at Neal's Creek
church, Saluda association, when I was
The last two appointments of the
month were at Cross Roads in the morn
ing and at Georges Creek in the after
noon. At the former church we wvere
with old friends, having assistedl Bro.
'HIiott there in a meeting. It was good]
to renew old associations.
Brother B. N. Glazener and wife ac
companied us to Georges Creek. TIhis
was our first meeting with the saints
there, but the impression made upon us
was lasting, and we hope to be with
them again in the'future.
In conclusion we wvish to thank all
who in any way added to the success of
the meetings and to exp~ress the prayer
that the seedl sowing may growv and
bring forth some fruit, and that all
wvith whom we have met may some dlay
meet to part no more.
We thank The Sentinel for the space
it has given weekly for the annifouneeC
menit of the appointments.
ilclton, June 2, 1917.
Pickens Produce Miafket
11'o recteil weePkly b~y FI'!' A,. TIiim y .A :3~ .
Cotton, pound . - - . ..25
Corn, bushel .2.00
lUeas, bushel -2.50
Cane seed, bushel 2.00
Hams, pound.- .27.'
Butter, pound . .25
Hens, pound . .12
Fryers, .pound .20
Honey, pound--- ....-----Inc
Rev. John T. Mlann will preach the
fourth Sunday in June at the following
churches: Concord at 11 o'clock; Six
Mile at 3 p. in., and at Praters at 8 p.
m. Prof. R. M. Bolding will also be
present at each meeting and lead the
singing. All singers are especially In
vited to attend nn, bring thei. book..
Report on Shortage
In Treasurer's Offiee
Believing that the People of Pickens
county shquld know the facts in the
case, we are printing below the report
of W. W. Bradley, who recently ex
amined the books of the county treas
urer and found a discrepancy in that
office. The report, which is self-ex
To Hon. 0. K. LaRoque, State Bank
Sir-Complying with the request of
the grand jury of Pickens county, by
your direction, I have made an audit of
the books, accounts and vouchers of the
treasurer's office of said county, to
gether with the other county officos
contributory thereto, covering a period.
beginning July 1, 1916, the date of the
last settlement witnessed by the comp
troller general, and closing May 7, 1917.
No detailed audit was made of the
various offices, except in so far as was
necessary to account for all funds in
which the county.or state was interested.
1 find that the clerk of court has
turned over to the treasurer all fine.
and licenses collected by him; that the
probate judge has turned over all mar
ringe lieise fees, according to law;
that the superintendent of education
has turned over and reported all funds
which have come into his hands, and
that the sheriff has properly accounted
for the 1915 executions. It may be said
to the credit of the sheriff, that he is
one of the few sheriffs of the state who
reports on all of his executions prior to
the time of the annual settlement, and
leaves nothing to be carried over in his
As the county treasurer's office is
finally accountable for all public funds
collected in the county, a detailed audit
of this office was made, vhich is at
tached hereto and made a part of this
It will be noted from this statement
that the cash of the county treasurer
. appears to be short $4432.42. As off
setting this, in part, the treasurer pre
j sented tax receipts that he had held out
3 as an accommodation to certain taxpay
ers, amounting to $179.10. While the
e treasurer assumed responsibility fC'n
- these items, in withholding theni from
the sheriff's hands, it is my opinion that
- if the property covered may still be
found, he may yet issue his execution
and collect these taxes. He presented
items for postage bought for the treas
u.ter's office and other county offices,
covering a period of something more
than a year. These, we believe, repre
sent actual cash paid out, a total of
$41.49, but of course this cannot be ad
mitted as a voucher until passed by the
county supervisor and his warrant issued
therefor. lie presented due bills of
individuals amounting to $123.60; his
own personal due hills amniouning to
$924.57. and a due bill of his assistant,
W. A. Eden., for $1350.00, which Mr.
Edens, stated was to take up sundry
smaller due hills which he had from time
to time placed in the drawer. Of coursec1
no credlit could be allowed f or the items
The (following irregular credits were
allowed: Accounts paid and hield, for
wvhich the supervisor's wvarrants had not
been obtained (mauoinly oflicers' salaries),
$1171. 14i; amount paid for hoard of vital
statistics for wvhich no warrant had
been obtained, $35'7.00.
The detailed statement followvs:
W. \V. HRADxn.Y,
Assistant State Bank [Ex'aminer.
liere follows :a mass of figures which
the piublie would not he interested in,
but which is summed up in the follow-.
ing reconciling blance:ilv
( ash halance, state ShO!t $ 714l.82
" county ' 20,806.86
" school ". 21,310.15
Cahin bank as per~ certili
Accounts paid and held, for
which vouchers have not
lbeen obtained--.--... -1,171.75
l'aidl for board of vital statis
I ies for which no voucher
has been obatined--.---. -357.00
Cashl in office . --- -. - 99.96
Cheeks held for deposit . 59.58
('ash short- -- - - 4,432.42
At Golden Creek Church
T1here wilibe a memorial service held.
at Golden Creek 'church the fourth Sun
day, June 24. Rev. T,. F. Nelson'will
preach at 11 o'clock and the aftern~oon~
will be devoted to song service. he
public is cordially invited to at
service. Bring songbooks and'