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OTHE P Pickens CountSE
Established 1871-Volume 47 PICKENS. S. C., JANUARY 24, 1918
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(Under this head The Sentinel ex
pects to publish from time to time in
teresting items and letters from Pick
ens county soldiers. We now have sev
era! letters on hand and would be gla
to have others which will be of interes
to the public.)
Another Letter from Lieut. Smit1
To His Wife
Field Hospital No. 13, A. E. F.
France, Nov. 23, 1917
My Dear Leila: Jiow are you doing
1 would give anything to know if yoi
are well as I am. I almost get ashame'
of myself for doing so well. You woulb
sure be surprised to see what a wallop
ing big husky ruffian I have grown t<
be. "I don't hardly know myself .some
times. I feel almost like a real veteram
now since my recent experiences o.
which I have long fireside stories to tel
when I get home. Doubtless Feltz wil
not have to beg for stories for quit
awhile. I wish I could tell you what
have been into but I will have to wait
Now don't worry about my safety, fo
that is now past and since my transfe:
I am sitting up in a good safe place an
having plenty to eat and a good old be<
to sleep in. I weigh nearly one hundret
and seventy pounds. In other word
you have never seen me grown up lik<
n ow, and I can hardly remember eve:
having had indigestion.
Say! I met up with Lieut. Marret
the other day when least expecting bu
1 know not where he is now. We hav
both moved since then. I am more that
a hundred miles from the place I wa
when I wrote you last. Ve moved ii
big motor trucks and just for fun
drove one of them about fifteen mile
of the trip.
Lieut. Marett was in fairly goo
shape. He doesn't know whether hi
wife and baby ire in South Carolina o
where and is worried about that.
speak of his worries as if I had none
I am crazy to know if you are getting
all of my letters by this time. Nov
last Sunday I got three of your letter
dated up to October 7th and in the sam
mail got one from Dr. Hunter date
October 5th and one from mother date
October 28th. You see any mail jus
comes in batches. The one from mothe
was the first I have gotten in answer t
any letter mailed since I left New York
Say! I've forgotten all along to tel
you about my luck coming over. I los
my bedding goll which cost inc abou
fifty dollars ($50.00) in New York, an
as a result I had to sleep in the col
many nights, but since then I hay
gathered together enough to keep mi
warm when campaigning. J bought
big French comforter fur 100 frank
and got a blanket and shelter half t
roll it in, but now I am billeted in
room as good as any we had at boi
-with a good old feather bed.
Leila, send me your measure an<
when I get a chance to go to Paris agai
I will send yo. a real P'aris gown, am
measure Feltz, up and down and I wil
leave him a Prench or American uniforn
ais he chooses made. I think, however
that hie would like the French best.
-don't know when I can get this stuff bu
the dirst time I can get a pass.
With barrels of love to you and Feltz
I am al ways yours, W ALES SMJTi.
WV. E. Looper, mnembeir of Uncla
Sam's army and stationed at Chatta
niooga, has been (on a two week's visi
to homnefolks near' Pickens. lie is look
ing well and says he' likes ar'my life tine
A letter from Casey Porter, writter
Christmas day, has just been re(ceive<~
by his parents in Pickens. Caseyi
~>with the engineering corps in Frane<
Sand tells about the sumptuous Christ
mas dlinner Uncle Sam gave the boy
Christmas. Resides turkey and every
thing that goes with it they had ever~y
thing else to eat that mind could thin
of and stomach could desire.
Miss Maud King and Mir. .lohn Chuas
tain, both of Alice Mill. were muarrie
by Rev. D). W. Hiott at his residencei
IEasley Sunday afternoon.
Married by Rev. D). W. Hliott at th
-home of the bride's parents, four miki
- northwest of Nasley, January .10, M:
W Nicholas Stansell and Miss Essie, ek
est daughter of Mr. and Mr's. Trhome
-To those young people we exten
Advertisers''' ..jglease get. copy ft
advertisements mf 'I ne.' ~tinl (oilice 1
Monday to insure publicamui in the fo.
lowing issue of the paper.
Income Tax Officer Here
S. B. Jones, agent for the govern
ment, arrived in Pickens Monday to as
sist the people of this section in mak
ing income tax returns He may be
- found at the Pickens Bank and will be
here until 3 o'clock next Saturday.
- All unmarried persons with an income
of more than $1,000 and married per
t eons with incomes of more than $2,000
in 1917 are subject to pay income tax
and must make returns before March
lst. Very few people know how to fill
out the blanks properly and the govern
ment has sent Mr. Jones here to assist
all who call on him. However, if you
do not see him it in no way relieves you
of liability. If you do not see him it
1 in no way relieves you of liability. If
I you do not know exactly what your in
come was last year and have an idea it
was anywhere near taxable you had
better see Mr. Jones and he will help
you. All money received for produce
sold last year is considered by the gov
ernment as income for that year, no
matter when the produce was raised.
There is a heavy penalty for not mak
ing out returns in time and we give this
notice that all may know.
Curtis Hendrix Died in Greenville
Curtis Hendrix died last Sunday night
at the base hospital at Camp Sevier, of
meningitis. Young Hendrix held a po
sition in the wholesale department of
the Hobbs-Henderson Co. He boarded
at a house on West McBee avenue, but
when the dread malady took hold of him
he was moved to thc hospital that he
might be isolated. lie was the oldest
son of Mr:. JLsse llendrix, of the Mt.
Tabor section of upper Pickens county.
On Tuesday :f t' no on his remains were
laid to rest in the Mt. Tabor cemetery
[ by the side of his father who died some
two years ago. The heartbroken mother
and other relatives have the sympathy
I of the entire corm:nunity. In speaking
a of his death the Greenville I)aily News
r says in part: "lie was well liked by
[ those who knew him and made many
friends during his residence here."
Mrs. W. T. Spencer Dead
' Mrs. Wm. '1'. spencer died at her
I home near the city of Greenville on the
i 20th inst., and was buried at George's
t Creek church the day following her
r death, after funeral services conducted
> by Rev. 1). W. Hiiott.
Mrs. Spencer was about seventy years
I old and at one time lived in Easley,
t where she is still pleasantly remem
bered. She was an upright christian
I woman and a member o' the I',ranwood
I Baptist church at the tine of her death.
She leaves a husband and four children,
as follows: One ;a, Fred Spencer, of
i l" lorida.; Mrs. N. 1. Taylor of Elherton,
Ga.; Mrs. W. (G. Trotter and M iss Nona
> Spencer of Greenville.. Mrs. Spencer
1 was, befoIe her marriage, :a .\lis; Wil
son. For the paSt two year: :,he had
been a great sulerer. Now ler suffer
ings are over and The rests in t he sweet
1 felds of Eden, where the tree of life is
b loomiing~ and where there is rest for
TIook Poison by Mistake
t Sopme ten days ago Mrs C'ooter Gantt,
of Liberty, thro mistake took a bichlo
ride of mercury tablet instead of an
aspirin tablet. Physicians wvere hastily
called and for a while no hope wams held
for her recovery. However at last ae
-count she was somiewhat implroved, tho
her physicians state that she is still not
out of danger from the p~owerful ef
feets of the drug. Mrs. Gantt is the
mother of a large family of children
iand is one of Liberty's mlost estimable
5 Coli. Gairtland and Capt. Ehrngart.
- director of music and member of the
-band at C:amp~ Wadsworth. New York
k friends of TI. ) il[arris, visited him at
the Iliawatha a fe'w daya last week.
Thes gentleimen exp~. ressed much pleas
ure at their visit anid the magnificent
scenery around our beautiful little city
-and said that they would come again
il with several members of the band and
a furnishu some 510 munie. Col. Gartland
iis a well known miusic leader of New
York and. is no0 stranger to the South,
Shaving visited ,Jacksonville and several
other southern cities. This is Capt.
Ehrngart's first visit to this section.
lie says he came South for the winter
and certainly found it. GlentIlemen,
come to1 see u agai n and bring your
dfriends ande in strumients; perhaps the
weather wvihl e more decent and we all
proiseI3 you awarmnl1 greeting and cor
ro1l'iin cmnn get The Senitirsel S moniths
f'r $1 .fl
Annual Statement of the Supervisor.
The following statement shows the totals of all claims tiled and approved by
the County Commissioners for the year 1917.
Salary of County Auditor---------------------.....--....-... $433.33
Salary of County Treasurer--48----------...............- 433.33
Salary of County Clerk of Court........................... . -- -- . 5650.00
Salary of County Sheriff . . . . . ......................:.........- - 1,2Q0.00
Salary of County Probate Judge................................ ...400.00
Salary of County Supervisor ....------------------------------ . . . . 1,100.00
Salary of Two County Commissioners and Clerk ...........................-1,300.00
Salary of County Attorney__. ..-----5---------- 0.00
Salary County Superintendent of Education..------------------------ 1,10000
Salary of County Coroner --------...-.-....................-... 125.00
Sheriff:-Dieting and other expenses ----------------- --373.65
Board of Equalization ------------------------------------------- 288.65
Chain Gang:-Maintainance------------------------------------ 3,475.86
Poor Farm, including conveying and Examining Lunatics ...--.-.. -. 3,539.87
Pension Fund, 1917_....------------------------------------------- 4,234.80
Roads and Bridges --- --- ------------------------------------- 26,570.05
Public Buildings, including Insurance ------------------------ 1,464.37
Premiums on County Officials' Bonds................... .. .------ . 279 00
Books, Printing, Advertising and Postage ------------------------- 1,299.96
Magistrates and Constables, including two rural police.- ----------4,910.66
Court Expenses- . ------ -------- ------- 1,676.00
home Demonstration Agent-Tomato Club..-- -------------------- 675 00
Special Attorney Fee-------.-- -..-----------------------.. . -- .-.. 125.00
Interest ------------ ---------- --------------------... 2,500 00
Boys' Corn and Pig Club--------.... -------------------------- 68.35
Regis trars of Vital Statistics------ -..,.....-- .--- ----- - 357.0
Boord of Education---------------..------------------------- . 52.25
'Taxes Greenville-Carolina Power Co. -- ---------- -- . . 992.38
Total . . . .... .$61,525.01
I have not published all the checks issued this year as requested by the Leg
islature, but have omitted it simply as a matter of economy. The books of the
Supervisor's oflice are not locked from the people and will say that if any person
or persons are in doubt about any claim or claims filed in the Supervisor's office,
I will appreciate them mentioning the matter to me, or to Mr. W. Matheny, the
clerk of the Board, and we will have the records examined and if there is a
wrong we will see if it can be made right.
The County owed on January 1st 1918: f
Outstanding Notes and Unpaid Claims......... $58, 108.22
Less Cash on Hand and uncollected and unspent
t axesot 1917 ........ --- $41,777.31
Leaves'a balance of ................- $16,331.88
:..The above balance of $16,331.88 is the past indebtedness of the County.
Very much against my wishes, but not my expectations, this past indebtedness
has again increased and it will require renewed eff'ort on the part of the Legisla
ture and myself with the full co-operation of the people if we are to take care of
the County's finances in these times when the cost of operation has so much
.JAMES B. CRAIG,
Fish and Blood
Labor will be scarce this year unless there is a deided change,
and that makes it necessary for you to fertilize heavily so YoU
can mnak full crops onl the land i out get cultivated Farm pro
ducts will bring good pr-ices this year, prices that will justify you
ill fertilizing liberally, and while Potash is high it will pay you
to uise someW. You want good crops while prices are good. TPhree
(:101s have b~een made w'ithout Potash and now gray lands are
needing it and one per cent of Potash will hellp the (rops on red
P otashi is a mnedicine; it w~ards off diseases antd kee'ps the planits
health y and strong, and whlen aI plant is healt hy and strong it
wvillI growv and blossom and fruit and .you'Jl have abundant crop.
Ther~le is as muitch difference b~etween a healthy plant and a sickly
plnt as there is between a healthy ))iY anid a sickly pig. so far as
P ol ash keeps your cr(ops healthy anid he,d th v c rops are thle on ly
ones5 that I.ay 3. Keep. the crops hieal th y whlile the pirices are
good. Make good crops whien ero'cps are wvorth 's)inEthing, Strike
wvhile the ironi is hot.
W\t have the Potashi an d11~ on't you I orget ii. o have the Vish
ande Blood Fort iliz(r. When you get t he 1Fish: and1( llood anld
Potash goods you ge't the best to be h dini i ril izer. If voln
don't make a crop with that it will unot he' t he fault of the fertil
zer--for there is nothing better.
And njow, filially,. when labor is scarce and htigh anrd prIicesfo
farmi products are Ii ne, don't 4 it the fert ilizer--inake all you
possibl))y cain on the land you enitiv~ate. Fishi and Blood and
P~otash goods ma y be t he solution of youri flauiiniz troles t his
year. W.~e have the Fish andl Blood an td Pot ash goods-Ithey are
for salie-come to se'( 11s. You know~ whlere Cd ind ui.
Anderson Phosphate &
OnJI Company .
WV. F. FARMER, Secreary
M. C, SM!TIH, Agent. Pickens wV T. RAR IJE Agent, Contrnl
From Pickens Route 2
Cutting wood and building fires is the
order of the day in this sectian.
Mr. Ephriam Gilatrap accidentally
got two of his fingers cut off one day
last week at the shingle mill on Philip
Mr. William Smith of Six Mile is re
ported very iii at this writing.
Mr. Dave Stephens had a fine milk
cow to die one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Garrett of Six
Mile visited his father, W. R. Garrett,
Mr. and Mrs. A. J Rampey visited
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 1i. S.
Rampey last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Garrett visited
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Hunnicutt last week.
R. A. Hudson failed to fill his regular
appointment at Mountain View Sunday.
.1. E. Robinson of Salem was a vfsitor
in this section last Sunday and reported
the death of Mrs. Hattie Abercrombie,
which occurred Saturday night. She
was the wife of Bluford Abercrombie
end sister of Rev. C. R. Abercrombie.
1'he body was buried at Salem Sunday.
James 'T. Stansell died at the home of
us brother Jeff Stansell, near the camp
;round, January 12, after a long illness
>f catarrh and rheumatism. .Ilis death
vas not unexpected. He was fifty
'ight years and three months of age.
uis remains were laid to rest in the
blountain View cemetery the day fol
owing his death, after funeral services
onducted by Rev. H. A. Jludson. le
ides his relatives he leaves a host of
riends to mourn his death.
Say, what has become of all the old
Oolenoy News Letter
Miss .losie Chastain, an eflicient sales
lady at the Rivens Co., of Pickens, is
spending this month at the home of her
mother, Mrs. Malinda Sutherland.
Miss Olive Williams, of Greenville,
who was detained for some time after
the holidays on account of the illness of
her 'mother, has resumed her work in
the graded school here.
W. B. Jones had the misfortune to
fall and very painfully injure his foot
recently. On that account he is confin
ed to his room.
Misses Merle and Viola Ilendrix, of
the Pickens graded school, spent last
week with their parents here. They
are recuperating from from an attack
Jlohn Chastain, of Camp Sevier, spent
the week-end with his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. A. H. Chastain, of upper Oolenov.
Mr. and Mrs. \Vill Stewart, of Cal
houn. Ga.. were recent guests of their
daughter, Mrs. .1. ). Vickery.
From what we are able to learn very
few oI' the rural mail routes in this
county have had regular mail service
dluring the past week of exstremie w(eath
er. Oolenoy scores another point here.
We not only have had uninterrupted
service, but have been getting our mail
from two to two and one-half hours ear
lier each day thian formerly. Still this
is not enough to make us like fthw
M'tr. M. M l. IHichey wvent to G reenville
M~onda~y on bumsiness.
W. TP. Earl-e made a buisinmess trip to
A nderson and~ Gre(nville lasti. wee4k.
Mr. Jamesi( SumIithi bugh1lt a farm near
iere fromi I. A-~. C ollinls, of Easley. E.
I. endel'rson put the deal t hru last
We are glad to k now t hat Miss A man
Ia P'atter'son is to be one oft our teach
.-s at the' high schoolihere thle remain
Ier oef t he school year.
All the stor-es (closed here last Monday
fternooin as the fuel administrator or
Tlhe W\esleyan (College here op eined
St Monday. for the second semester.
Chief Pace went to Walhalhila It.
veek (on beusiness.
Thel farmers had be tter look a fter his
ertilizer in time for- the railroads will
'e slow getting It. here this t imie as theyv
.re badly congestedl. .
Slipped Down andl BrOke Leg
Thle many fiendls of. Jos I.. hoeoper,
if the Daeusville section, w.ill learn with
'egret that he a(-cidently slipped onl ice
md broke his leg last. Thuersday while
we was ou t raid t hun:1tiny. P hysicians~
mmedliately at tended lhim mud he is rest
ng as comforitabhly as coumld he cx.
..L PICKENS CHAPTER
L RED CROSS NOTFS
Mrs. Charles Falkenberg, of Xtlanta,
an experienced teacher in making surgi
cal dressings, spent the past two weeks
in Pickens. Mrs. Falkenberg was re
quested by this unit to come hero to
teach a class to make the standard
dressings which are taught in seveni
days, requiring three hours each day;
but the ladies of the class received Mrs.
Falkenberg so enthusiastically and were
so interested in the work she stayed
over the full two weeks and taught the
class to make the special dressings,
which required live more lessons.
Notwithstanding the severe weather
the members of the class came every
afternoon and worked most faithfully.
I)uring these two weeks the class has
made and wrapped for shipment about
four hundred dressings, including the
standard and special dressings.
Mrs. (. R. Hendricks, secretary of
the auxiliary at Pickens, accompanied
Mrs. Falkenberg to Seneca, where she
will aseist in instructing a class there,
which qualifies Mrs. lendricks to teach
any class the course in surgical dress
ings as reqluired by the American Red
Mrs. F'lkenberg made many friends
here by her charming personality, and
this patriotic cause for which she, as
well as the other instructors, are giving
their time and lahor should be known
and aplpreciated ly all.
Instructions for mnaking the pajtma
have now been received from headquar
ters and the material is ready for dis
tribution. There are ninety pairs al
ready cut and these articles are being
called for daily by the hospitals on ac
count of the sickness among the sol
Pickens School News
The school has just linished the 'ex
amination war'' the past week, but the
battle so far is indecisive.
Misses Viola and Merle llendrix are
able to attend school after having re
covered from the measles.
Miss Lucile McClanahan, of the senior
class, was unable to attend school Mon
day on account of illness.
Miss Ellen Nealy was enrolled as a
memiiber of the eighthIt grade last week.
Mr. I,ein Rohinson gave an interest
ing demunstration on the tinaking of
coflee (luring t.he Ienth grade recitation
on cheimistry IMondav afte rmin.
Mr. "'hakespe" t'lIarence) Dow
en was unalde t) .treld school Monday
oin Icc()tttt of bIng iiowbouiend.
It seems that mst c ol t li school
cliildrern are jus 1:t erning horw to walk
since' the :ioiw :md iee contintu.< to visit
The I,iterary society elechat"l newV
ollieers last Mondiay for hi i xt three
I oanoke School News
lIThe Society eclebrated I Ibrc t E.
l~ee's birithdaty TUiesday. p. m., ren
d erirng a short program.
'Te followvinig simbnth flI've bioUgh t
T'hrif t ir rds: Rosus (3' l)Iel I)athurla
Moon,' \J. *ian O'el .) TI . ('ohrad I n,
uziei ,dmsWM o .n
A\ 8icool Iimprovm nit As.CC toeti
Ii habeeni organhized wvith the folln~' g
Allgoodi, v'ice-prmesident andi .\lrs T. It.
Ta'mylor ('lell has re (ttrne to (Ilem
son College. Sotol Reporter. Li
Half Your Living
Without Money Cost
We are all at a (danger point. On
the usC of good ommrorn sense ini our
1918 farm and~ garden opcratlins do
itends' prosperity or our "going broke."
Even at present high prices nio one
enni plant all or uiear ly all cotton, buy
food arnd grain at present pries from
supply merchrant on cr edit and make
mtonrey. F'ood arid graina i's higher in
proportiotn than arO ptresenit cotton
It's a timec above all ot~hers to play
safe; to produce all possile food,
grain anid forago supplies on your ownt
acres; to cut dlowni theo store b)l1.
A good piece of garden ground,
rIghtly3 planted, rightly tenidled and
kept planlted theo year round, can bo
miade to pay nearly htalf your livinig. It
will savo you moro nroney thran you
mnado on the best three acres of cotton
you evor grow?
7,astlngs' 1918 Seed B~ook tolis ail
about the~ right kind of a money saV
ing grrdorn and the vegetables to put
in it. It tolls-about thro farm crops as
well and shown you thle clear road to
real indi reguliar farm prospority. It'd
Proe. S~end for' it today to H.. Q'