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OFE PICKe oUT [I ENS SSUBS RIPTION PRICE
Established 1871- Volumec47 PICI(ENS, S. C., AG EST 30 :o 1917 N4unwn
Large Crowd Heard
Speakers Here Sat.
An audience variously estimated at
from 600 to 1500 people gathered in
Pickens last Saturday morning and
heard addresses by W. A. Stucky of
Bishopville, Congressman Fred H.
Dominick, Cole L. Blease and J. T.
Thackston of Spartanburg. The meet
ing was held in the court hoi",e grove
and presided over by J. P. Carey, Jr.
The audience was in good humor and
perfect order prevailed. Quite a num
ber of ladies were present.
Joel H. Miller of Pickens county,
who was instrumental in arranging
the meeting, made the first speech,
but The Sentinel man did not hear
his speech and we are unable to re
4 port it.
W. A. Stucky was introduced by
Mr. Carey as "in all probability our
next governor." Mr. Stucky said his
platform would be upon economic is
sues. He had no controversy with any
man respecting the war, provided he
would put his shoulder to the wheel
and with might and main help bring
the war to a successful coIVlusion.
"While we are making democracy safe
in the world let us not forget to make
it safe in our own country." lie urged
farming should be placed on the plans
which it ought to occupy through edu
cation. Consolidation of rural schools
- industrial schools for the laboring
classes, the federal reserve law, a
general marketing system and rural
credits were among measures which
he advocated. He wanted a law passed
requiring candidates for office to file
their platforms with their pledges.
Mr. Stucky said this was his . first
public speech. lie made a favorable
impression upon his hearers.
Congressman Fred H. Dominick
- was the next speaker. He said he had
. been accused of being against the ad
ministration, but such was not the
case. He did his own thinking, how
ever, and did not allow President
Wilson to do it for him. Voted against
war and conscription from conscien
tious convictions and had no apology
to make to anybody. Since we have
entered the war he had voted for all
bills which were intended to help
bring the war to a cuccessful conclu
sion. Was bitterly opposed to the
sending of negro troops to this state
for training. The Third District, he
said, was second .to none in loyalty
and patriotism, and had so proved in
response to every call which had been
made. He expected to continue to
vote and act in congress as he felt
the best interests of his District and
the nation. He was liberally applaud
lx-Governor Blease was next in
troduced and received with cheers
and "Hurrah for Colic!" He had the
crowd with him from beginning and
kept it until the end. His speech, it
might be said, was divided into two
parts, one part along religious lines
and the other part attacking his ene
mies. At times he was most bitter, re
ferring to Governor Manning as
"Lying Dick," to the State Council
of Defense as a "council of liars," to
Chairman Coker as "Mangy Dave,"
to President Wilson as a "climatized
Yankee," and said if he had his way
about it Wilson would not be presi
dent. Charged that he was cheated
out of election as governor last year,
and said if Governor Manning did
not like what he said about him.that
*he (Blease) would be in Columbia
Monday and that he and Manning
could get into their automobiles and
Sgo to some place where no bystand
er wouldl get hurt and they could
give each other satisfaction. WVas 01)
posed to the wvar beforehand and is
still olpposed to it, but adivised the p~eo
ple to obey all laws, even the bad
*Kones. Ad(visedl his friends to attend
the club meetings next April and
elect c'ommitteemen who represented
their viewvs. Said he wvanted the war
to end and was in favor of an honr
able peace. Told of his trip to 'Wash
. ington' to see that good amen would be
appointed on exemption boards in this
state and said his mission was suc
cessful and that now the exemption
boards would give the people .justice.
-Saidl that he had never contributed a
cent to foreign missions, but that he
knew more about the Bible than most
* preachers, had read every word in it
andl bolieved most of it. Said ho would
Phave raised a regiment of soldiers in
,South Carolina if the governor would
have allowed him. Charged that the
Manningites were getting all the good
offices In the army so that they could
10 "nit back in tents under electric fans
and drink fine liqiuor," while they put
Bleaseites in the trenches to catch
bullets. Said Pickens county had al
ways been goa to him and that he
would give this county anything it
.yanted if it was within his power.
S aid we ought to have the pegroes in
the army, but they shoulId not be
ilVen any ammunition until they were
-in the battle line and ready to shoot
the enemy. Held a hand primary, say
mng, "I want every man in this audi
ence who would have voted, as Dom
inick vo'ted, against the war, to hold
up his hand." Nearly everybody in
r thie audience raised their hands. "No
L if ther9. ire any hrowh lc h
dollar above the Tves o E merican
them raise their hands." i o hands
were raised. Mr. Blease wvas fresuent..
ly interrupted by cheers and enthusi-.
astically applaudeod when he closed.
J. T. Thackston 'was the last a rek..I
eand spoke along agricultural Iines,
' but most of the crowd left - when
SBlease finished his gpeech. *
Death of Mr. Nix
Mr. J. Len Nix, after a number of
weeks of intense suffering, died at his
home, about three miles from Liberty,
Friday, August 24, and was buried the
day following at Bethlehem, the funeral
services being conducted by the writer.
Mr. Nix is survived by his wife, sever
sons and two daughters, and at the
time of his death was 62 years old. He
was a member of Enon Baptist church:
and will be greatly missed in our com.
munity. He was a good neighbor, kind
father and husband and gave evidence
before his death of his deep faith ir
It is by a special request of the be
reaved family that we extend their
thanks to their neighbors and friends
who were so thoughtful of them in their
hour of need. F. R. MCCLANAIIAN.
Liberty, August 27, 1917.
Death of Benson Gilstrap
On the morning of August 15, in the
town of Liberty, the Death Angel vis
ited the home of Benson Gilstrap and
took his spirit to its home on high. Th<
deceased was twenty-four years old and
leaves a wife and two small children,
besides relatives and many friends to
mourn for him. Funeral services wert
conducted the day following his deati
by llev. . V. Murphree at Hethlehen
Mrs. 'I'. F. Nelson
Mrs. Fannie Perry Nelson, wife of
Rev. 1'. F. Nelson, died at her home in
Pickens county on August 12, 1917,
aged (2 years. Mrs. Nelson had been
married the second time, her first hus
band, Mcl~uflie 1tampey, having pre
ceded her to the grave several years.
She was the second daughter of Wm.
Perry, one of the best of Confederate
soldiers. Mrs. Nelson will be sadly
missed from her home. She was a very
domestic woman of christian character,
a loving mother and dutiful wife. In
early life she united with the Methodist
church, but after her second marriage
she connected herself with the Baptist
church and remained a member until
her death, which was caused by that
dreadful disease, pellagra. Her life
was such that tho dead yet speaketh.
May her death be an admonition to us
that we are all mortal and the time fast
approaching when we must meet ui:
yonder and be judged. Peace to her
ashes. B. J. JOHNSTON.
Supt Van Clayton has received from
Berea College in Kentucky an offer to
give scholarships to two young men
from Pickens county. Any one inter
sted in receiving one of these scholar
;hips should see Prof. Clayton in his of
ice in the court house at once.
The Sentinel, ba
paper. Not o1
general news t
The Sen tir
in the county.
be found in an'
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Dope From Columbia
According to the Columbia correspon
dent of the Charleston American, former
Governor Cole Blease will not be a can
didate for governor next year, but will
probably run for the United States sen
ate to succeed Ben Tillman.
Attorney-General Peeples has defi
nitely announced that he will be in the
race for governor next year. John G.
Richards, now railroad commissioner,
makes the statement that he is at the
command of the reform party and if I
the people want him to run for governor
he will do it. William A. Stucky of
Bishopville says his intention now is to
run for governor next year.
Congressman Fred II. Dominick stated
while in Columbia last week that he
would not run for governor next year,
as he had been urged to do by many
friends, but that he would ask re-elec
tion to congress from the Third district.
There is some talk of ex-Congressman
Wyatt Aiken trying to "come back."
Pleasant Grove News
Perry 'Talley, son of A. B. Talley, I
who has been confined to his bed for the
past six weeks with typhoid fever, is
able to sit up in bed and seems to be
Simproving fast. W'e hope he will soon
be out again.
F'. S. Burgesa has been confined to
his bed for the past four weeks, but is
now able to be up again.
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. G. f.
Fortner died August 22 and was bu'ried
the following day at Pleasant Grove
church. We extend sympathy to the
bereaved parents in their hour of sor
Rev. J. E. Foster closed a series of
meetings at this place Friday night,
August 17, with sixteen additions to the
church--four by letter and twelve to be
baptized. The baptizing will take place,
in Mrs. Cisson's pasture the second'
Sunday morning in September at ten
Our school at Pleasant Grove is pro
gressing nicely with Misses Smith and
Gravley in charge. About seventy stu
dents are enrolled and these ladies sure
have their hands full.
We want to thank Commissioner ow
en and his force for working our roads.
Prayer services were held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Moody
last Wednesday evening. A good crowd
was present and everybody seemed to
enjoy it. P. G. S.
The Glenwood Mill baseball teai
came to Pickens last Saturday and de
feated the Pickens Mill team by a score
of 12 to 8.
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Oolenoy News Notes
olenoy, Aug. 27. --- Mrs. G. M. Lynch
of Calvert. N. '., was a guest at the
Sutherland home Sunday. She is en
route to her old home for a visit.
Dr. L. F. (renshaw, of Greenville,
was here for a short visit last week.
Misses Jessie l. and Montine Edens
were guests of Miss Geraldine .lones of
Miss Mae Jones has recently been
elected as one of the ;teachers of Roa
noke school. For the past three years
she has taught in Greenville county.
Miss lone llendrix is spending some
time with her sister, Mrs. Earle Keith I
Mr. and Mrs. Ilenrv .tones, Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Lynch and Miss Mae .Jones
motored to Spart anlmrg Monday.
Mrs. W. F. 11endlrix and children are
spending this week at T'able Rock.
Misses Pearl and Addie Sutherland
and brothers A. C. and Lawrence went
to Cross Roads Sunday.
Mrs. J. M. Crenshaw, Missss Julia
Jay, Olive Williams and Fay llendrix
were Greenville visitors Saturday.
Mrs. C. W. Smith and little son,
Felts, are on an indetinit,. stay with
the former's parents, I )r. and MIrs. .L
M. Crenshaw, since I)r. Smith has
been oalled to national dut b. lie left
Thursday for New Yorlk. frin where
he sails direct ro France as at list lieu
tenant in the Medical leserve ('orps.
His friends here and elsewhere are
wishing him God speed in his work.
Dacusville Singing Convention
The Dacusville township . inging con
vention will meet with Nine Forks
hurch next Sunday, September 2, at
' o'clock p. m. All leaders have a spe
ial invitation to be present. Bring
tong books and all come and enjoy an
afternoon in song for the great King.
S. C. CHAPMAN, Pres.
Sentinel's Honor Roll for August I
L A Crow O P Field -
Mrs J N Lark S F Edens
J D Sutherland W M hill (col)
T J Johnson Paul J Garrison
Fred Couch John Youngblood
D D Looper H C Grant
W I. Freeman B F Lybrand
E L. Henderson W E Pinson
Verner;Christopher Jim Williams
Mrs S G Kelly W A McDonald
3 L Morgan . I) O'Bryant
D Winchester S W O'Dell
W H Anthony J T Crowe
Rev S M Jones ,J L Reeve
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Canning and Home
Meetings of Canning and Home )em
onstration clubs will he held this week
Mauldin IHome I)emonstration club,
at Mrs. Jesse McCombs' home, Monday
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Central Canning club at Ruth Keel
er's home, Tuesday afternoon.
Martin Bread club, at school house,
Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock.
Meeting of ladies of Six Mile for or
ganization of Home Demonstration club
at the home of Mrs. A. I). Mann, at 3
o'clock Friday afternoon.
It is hoped that all members will be
present at these meetings. Misses Eliz
abeth Mauldin and Edna Earle, Home
I)emonstration agents, will give demon
strations in making grape juice and
tests for adulterants in tea and collfee.
"The Lord Will Provide"
"Thouglht maybe the new editor might
have the croup, and here is sone honey
to use in doctoring him," remarked our
good friend. J. M. (. arretI, as he came
into The Sentinel ollice one day last
week and handed us a Ibx. Upon cx
amining further we found that the box
also eontained some fine tomatoes.
About the next day L. I). Cravlcy
came in and left a big box with us.
When we examined this one we found
it was full of line beans, peppers, beets
and grapes; in fact, a regular "prize
box.' ' The pepper pods were the larg
est we have ever seen, some of them
being six and eight inches long.
These good and thoughtful people
have the many thanks of the new editor,
the old editor and the Mrs. Editor.
County S. S. Association
The Pickens County Sunday School
Association will meet with the Central
Wesleyan Methodist church Septembe.
15 and 16, and every Sunday school in
the county is urged to send at least one
or more delegates. We have secured
some able speakers and want to have
the best meeting we have ever had
W. B. GLENN,
see. & Treas., Pickens County.
I Mrs. Bessie King, who has been vis
iting friends and relatives for some time
near Whitewater Inn, left Saturday for
her home in Liberty.
Raymond King of Liberty spent sev
eral days last week on Eastatoe, visit
ing at the home of Philp Chapman.
Mrs. T. R. Alexander and son Philip
and little grandson Carl King left last
Saturday for their home in Liberty,
after spending a month with her father,
Philip Chapman, on Eastatoe.
s Sentinel I1
Olulity News 9
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than any other f9
iso prints more
nty seat, is the i
mny other paper
Lews review to
io other paper.
Pickens county. I
do without The
onths, 50 cents
Local News Items
From Central Town
The revival services at Mt. Zion
Methodist church closed last Friday
night. Rev. M. R. Roberson, the pas
tor, was assisted by Rev. Mr. DuBose.
The preaching was forceful and to the
point. 'here were several additions to
W. E. Pinson and little son and daugh
ter motored to Pickens last Friday on
Roy Gaines made a business trip to
Greenville last week.
The Isaqueena mll has recently in
stalled an ice plant. No more waiting
till local runs to get ice. Watch Cen
tral keep cool.
Who was the guy that said he heard
wedding bells ringing in Central?
)r. 11. C. Bedford, president of Wes
leyan college, returned Friday night
from an extended business trip in North
Miss I.ela J. Hackus, one of the teach
ers at the college, who has spent her
vacation with her parents in Miehigan,
returned last Friday.
Mrs. C. It, Smith and daughter I.ulaa
returned home last Mondav, after a
week's visit among friends and relati vis
in Anderson county. ,
V. ''. Earl' went to :\ndrson last
Friday on iusinc:ss.
Dr. 1. G. ('layton and family and Miss
Myrtle )unwoody and Misses Annie
and Ruth Martin and Rex McAlister
returned home lst Saturday from the
mountains They report a great time.
F. Van Clayton, superintendent of
education, spent the Sabbath with
Mrs. C. G. Rowland, little Nell and
Carel, are visiting relatives in Lincoln
county, N. C.
The postoinice force is busy these days
answering calls for exemption papers.
Creighton Mullinax, carrier on rout
2, is taking his vacation this week.
Mrs. S. H. Booth of Williamston is
visiting friends and relatives in and
Miss Florence Johnson has accepted a
position with the Bank of Central. We
are glad to have Miss Johnson with us.
WORK DAY FOR ORPHANS.
Announcement has been made to
the effeet that the Thornwoll Orphan
age at Clinton, the Connie-Maxwell
Orphanage at Greenwood and the Ep
worth Orphanage at Columbia will
ask all the friend, in their various
constituencies to observe Saturday,
October 13, as a Work Day for or
plain children. The plan is simple and
has been tried for several years with
great success. The idea is that on
this special day every friend of each
institution will devote the income of
the day or the proceeds of labor done
that (lay as a contribution to the or
phan boys and girls. We are sure the
scheme will appeal to many of our
IHaving lost stock eertilicate No. I158,
Ishquena Cotton Mill, CentIral, S. C.,
issued in March, 19110, notice is hereby
given that I wvill imake appihlication to
the secretary of t he I saiineena ( ,tL ion
Mill on Septeilme .5 for a new stock
ORIGINAL CRAPE HANGER
The Knocker Is Agln improvements,
Agin Taxes, AgIn P'rogress, Agin thme
Weather, AgIn everythIng except him
Self. Hie is thme origInal Crapo Hlanger'
and never says AnythIng Good1 aboutl
anyone. For'tunately for all of us, the
Knocker livea over in the Next Town.