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Established 1871- Volume 47 PICKENS, S, C., APiL 25," 1918Nmbr1
(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
eral letters on hand and would. be glad
to have others which will be of interest
to the public.)
Letter From Camp Jackson
Dear Gary: As "A Reader of The
Sentinel" is interested in Pickens
F county soldiers and has thrown a bou
quet at me (it went over my head to
Preacher Hiott), I will try to give you
a few more news notes that I have
Believe I failed to mention that I
met Bristow Christopher when I first
came to camp. He is in the office at
the Base Hospital. Another Pickens
county boy, B. F. Hendrix, whose home
is in Pumpkintown, is doing ward work
at the - Base Hospital. I met him on
the street in Columbia and he looked so
well I hardly knew him. Corporal
Frank Rogers, of Easley, is another
line soldier from Pickens county. He
is in the 318th Field Artillery, Bat
Last Sunday I rode up to the Depot
Brigade and located fout men who came
down in the last draft from Pickens.
They were Ed Lollis, Perry Barton and
Trayloe from Liberty, and T. J. Patton
from above Pumpkintown. So far
their opinion of war seems to be some
thing like Sherman's. But they did
not have their uniforms and they will
feel more comfortable when they do.
The army is no place for pink-striped
shirts and starched collars. We soon
forget these things when we become
accustomed to wearing the regulation
army clothes and we think of becoming
soldiers and walloping the kaiser.
Sergt Eugene Elrod, who came down
from Easley last fall and has been in a
machine gun battallion, is now mess
sergeant and will feed food to the men
of his country instead of bullets to the
A great number of letters from peo
ple on the farm are being received
asking that their sons be given a fur
lough to help make a crop. But this
would delay the war program, Some
of the letters contain such as this:
"Please let Bennie come home as
soon as you can. His father is very
poorly and has a pair of young mules
to break. I am anxious about him and
worried almost to death."
The tender-hearted officer in charge
replies: "Dear Madam: It is very
unfortunate but thousads of families in
the country are in the same condition.
But when we can spare any of the boys
to go home Bennie will be among the
first to go.'"
This good woman also wrote that if
it was not convenient to let him of'
that it would be all right. That's the
spirit. Some people don't seem to
realize that a big struggle is on and we
have got to lick hell out of Germany.
Now I had better close this letter
here. But I would like to tell the folk
that Colie Seaborn has been the star
baseball player at Carolina this season
as well as the best liked student at that
institution. He has prepared a "cork
ing" good speech and won with it over
five other men the distinction of repre
senting Carolina at the State Oratorical
Association held in Greenwood April
19th. This would be a good speech for
some patriotic or oublic place in Pick
ens this summer. Colie was last Sat
urday night elected president of the
Now if, who ever the kind reader of
The Sentinel is, will visit Columbia and
come out to Camp Jackson, I will be
glad to show him some of the interest
ing features of the camp; or if any one
else from Pickens county who visits
P Columbia will call me at telephone No.
87, Camp Jackson, I will give you any
infor'mation that I can about the camp.
Was glad to see in last week's paper
that Pickens people are rallying so loy
ally for patriotic causes--buying Lib
erty Bonds, Saving Stamps, making
bandages, etc. We are proud of the
folks back home that stand behind the
government and army. We are glad
we have you to fight for and we must
all follow our leadera and victory will
H. W. HIOTT,
Quartermaster Dept., Bl-4, Camp
P. S.-Since I wrote about the Pick
ens boys I learned that Ed Lollis and
'Trayloe have received discharges. Bar
ton is working at the Base Hospital
[Ford McJunkin of the Pleasant Grove
section, Hal Willard, a former Picliens
county boy, and - - Hughes of Dacus
ville, aresamong the recent arrivals in
Death of A. W. Gravley
A. W. Gravley, a prominent farmer
of the upper section of Pickens county,
died at his home five miles from Pick
ens on April 17th, after an illness of
two weeks. On the 4th of April he fell
from his wagon and received severe in
juries, but the immediate cause of his
death was Bright's disease.
He leaves a wife, five children, fath
er, mother, two brothers and two sisters
in this county and four brothers in Tex
as to mourn his death.
Mr. Gravley was born in 1866, and
was in the 53d year of his life. His
early educational advantages were lim
ited, but by hard work and application,
he became a well-informed man. He
took an active part in everything that
went for the betterment of the commu
nity in which he lived, and was an
ardent advocate of better schools. In
the church of his choice, he was a lead
er for more than thirty years, and it is
there that the greatest of his work
Mr. Gravley was a successful farmer.
He had by his own efforts bought, paid
for, and improved his farm until he was
independent. He liked for his friends
to visit him in the home and partake of
his hospitality, and he liked to help any
one in need. He will be greatly missed.
His body was laid to rest in the cem
etery at Porter's Chapel church, the
funeral services, attended by a large
congregation, were conducted by Rev.
W. H. Lewis. assisted by Rev. S. M.
Jones and Rev. S. C. Dunlap.
Mrs. Elizabeth Porter Dead
Mrs. Elizabeth Porter, widow (,f the
late .1. M. (.Jim Gip) Porter, was called
to her final resting place on Wednes
day. April 17, being 85 years and eight
months old. Funeral services were
conducted Thursday by Rev. B. G.
Field at Mountain Grove church and
her body was laid to rest by that of her
husband who departed this life Febru
ary 1, 1912. For many years she was a
faithful member of the Holly Springs
Mrs. Porter was the eldest daughter
of Old Uncle Jackie Lewis, one of the
pioneers of this county. She leaves a
host of relatives to mourn her de
parture. She leaves two sisters, Mrs.
Dock Parsons of Pickens and Mrs. R.
A. Stephens'b'f Bourbon, Mo.; and one
brother, Anthony Lewis of this county.
She is survived by the following chil
dren: Mrs. A. A. Pace, Mrs. S. A. S.
Porter, Mrs. Julius Garren of Pick
ens county, and Mrs. 11. V. Hunter of
Knoxville, Tenn., Messrs. S. G. Porter,
J. C. Porter, John T. Porter and W. A.
Porter, all of this county. She leaves
38 grand-children and 22 great-grand
Since the death of her husband she
has made her home at her daughter's,
Mrs. A. A. Pace, where she w;as com
forted in.her last days. During this
time she was in very ill health. May
God reward them for the tener care
shown here in her last days. While we
mourn her departure, we rejoice be
cause of her hope of eternal life.
Death of Young Man
Paul Herd, son of D. A. Herd of the
Mile Creek section, died on Saturday,
April 20, after an illness of several
months of tuberculosis. Interment was
at Secona Sunday and the funeral ser
vices were conducten by Rev. W. C.
The deceased was twenty-eight years
old and a young man of good and indus
trious habits. At the time he was tak
en sick and'forced to return home, he
was working ini Piedmont endeavoring
to earn enough to finish a business edu
cation which be had begun. He is sur
vived by a father, step-mother, one sis
ter, Mi-s. W. W. Seaborn, of this coun
ty, land four brothers, Lem, of Pied
mont; Walter, of Columbus, Ga.; Frank,
of Greenville. and 'Edd, whose address
is unknown. He was a nephew of R.
F. IHerd of Pickens. His mother, who
preceded him to the grave several years,
was Miss Nettie Thomas before her
marriage and a sister of John W. and
JToe I . Thomas of Murphy.
Peace to his ashes.
Mr. John Mauldin Dead
Mr. John Mauldin, who died in a
Greenville hospital late last Wednesday
nIght and whose body was buried at
Enon church Friday, was a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Abe Mauldin, of Easley. lie
was an emplloyee of the Southern ranil
road and his death was dlue to pneumo
na. lie was about thiirty-five years of
age- and is survived by a wife and~ one
child. Theiy had been maiking their
home in Greenville,
BendI advertisement of Easley L um
her Co. in this isue.
LL women of Picker
ral community wh
of patriotic work j
ent crisis are asked to me
for discussion of different
many ways in which any c
can do much or little,' you
come to this meeting. If
to help, telephone No. 40,
I was waiting for a friend at a busy
street corner in a nearby town; it was
in the afternoon, many people were
passing. Soon I noticed that another
was waiting at that corner. It was
only a little dog. lie seemed very tir
ed, sofnetimes he would lie down, some
times he would stand, but ever eagerly
watching each one that passed. Ever
and anon.he would run to meet someone
only to be disappointed in finding that
it was not his master. Then he would
take up his vigil at the corner again.
A lady passed; spoke a kind word; the
little dog seemed to appreciate the
kindness but he was looking for some
one else-some one he knew, some one
who cared for him. A thoughtless boy
passed and kicked the dog into the
street; he sneaked around and when the
boy had gone he shiveringly took his
stand on the corner again. Yes, little
dog, I can read your story: you are
only a dog, but we are only humans.
Once I stood on a college campus
while hundreds of uniformed cadets
marched by. An elderly couple stood
near. "Is that him yonder?" asked the
man; "no, that's not him." "Surely
he will be in the next company," said
the woman. The next company march
ed by, and the next, then from .the
moving line a young man smiled, the
old couple smiled too; not a word was
spoken but a story was told. Then a
slender girl was watching the passing
line eagerly but silently. A crimson
glow came over her face as one from
all those hundreds lifted his cap. Yes,
I could read their story, too. A bride
of a few months was waiting by the
the roadside for the mail. "Is there a
letter for me," she asks. There is a
great stack of letters; as we shift them
the blue eyes of the girl-bride scans
each one closely; at last, we turn up
one with the stars and stripes on one
corner. Quickly the girl takes it and
returns to the house. Just another
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story of the human heart.
On a cold rainy day a wretched couple,
evidently hoboes, were trudging along
the muddy road followed ly a small
child in rags and shivering with cold.
We had not eaten all of our lunch and
as we drove by we offered the remain
ing bread to the pale, starved, child.
Did it take it? No! It ran to the
wretched mother and clung to the tat
tered skirts. Oh! the fathomless depth
of love that binds us to the object of
our affections. A child will refuse en
tertainment in a palace and cling to an
outcast mother. A wife will racrifice
home, wealth and friends and cling to a
drunken, gambling, husband. just as the
little dog, poor, tired and hungry waits
on the street corner for one word, one
look, from his master. - My friend
arrives. As our car rolls away I almost
feel like taking oil' my hat to the little
dog. Only a dog! but he teaches a les
son of loyalty aid that every one we
meet is somebody's friend, somebody's
child. Here's hoping that the little (log
found his master.
Often called the basest creature
Reference of disgrace and shame;
Yet he's willing to protect you
Day or night, he's just the same.
On the frozen fields of Iceland,
Where chilling arctic breezes blow,
There he carries man in safety
Oe'r the treacherous ice and snow.
And when nations meet in combat,
And the battle rages high,
There he meekly braves the tumult,
Seeking wounded, ere they die.
And when poverty o'ertakes you,
Near he lies on barren floor.
Chilled and hungry, brave and loyal.
Guarding danger from your door.
Reader, you have guessed my riddle
Ah! 't is well that you should know,
Ere you aim a blow unthoughted
At the humble dog, you know.
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33 More Selectmen
Going to the Army
list of white men who have been
selected for immedate military servi-e
to appear at the 'lice of the Local
Board at Pickens on the 25th day of
April, at 2 p. in., to be -entrained to
leave for Camp Jackson on the morning
of the 2tth day of April:
John Franklin Childs, Cateechee.
John Marvin Hutchings, Liberty.
George Ernest Gantt, Liberty.
John Archie Drake, Easley.
James Fred Cole, Easley.
Charley Gantt, Easley.
Stephens Henry Lackey, Williamaton.
William John Maw, Central.
Charlie Edward Hamilton, Easley.
I)agnalI Frank Folger, Central.
8 men to go; 2 alternates.
List of colored men who have been
selected for immediate military service
to appear at the office of the Local
Board at Pickens on the 28th day of
April, at 5 p. in. to be entrained to
leave for Camp Jackson on the morn
ing of the 29th day of April:
John Chapman, Liberty.
henry Sloan, Travelers Rest.
L~allie Ellis, Easley.
Lawyer Reese, Central.
Arthur Ford, Easley.
John ''. Davis, Easley.
harry Lee Jones, Pickens.
Willie Wallace, Central.
George 111l, Pickens.
Rufus Griffin, Central.
Lawrence Wakefield, Easley.
John B3owen, Pickens.
Sam Lacey. Liberty.
Henry Brown, Calhoun.
Elmer Oscar Orr, Easley.
Lawrence Ellis Williams, Calhoun.
Bunch Carl Austin, Easley. e
Harvey Brown, Liberty.
Itainey Wayman .1ohnson, Easley.
Mack Jamison, Norris.
Sai McGowan Ilunter, Liberty.
Elbert )onalson, Libbrty.
John Itosmand, Liberty.
James Scott, Central.
G. B. llagood, Easley.
George Area, Liberty.
Jap Dupree, Calhoun.
Sylvester Hamilton, Easley.
lohn Davis, Calhoun.
25 men to go; 5 alternates.
Soldier Boy at Home
Grover H. Galloway, of Camp Sevier,
has been visiting his father in the Mile
(reek section, and we were glad to
have him with us. lie has been in the
service six months and this was his first
furlough, We hope he enjoyed the trip
and that he will. kill every German in
gun distance when he gets to France.
'T'he spring meeting of 'iedIont
Prosbytery, which embraces Pickens,
Oconee and Anderson counties, will
convene at Pendleton on Tuesday night
of this week. Two nmew pastors have
recently been securedl. Rev. A. N. Lit
tlejohn has been called to Clemson Col
lege and Rev. W. Emmett Davis to
Westminster. Both will graduate from
the seminary in Columbia in May. Dr.
J. E. T1hacker has just closed fine meet
ings at the First church and Central
church in Andlerson. Messrs. I,. C.
Boggs, It. E. Yongue of P'ickens, J. T1.
McAllister of Carmel and J1. S. liall of
Central will represent Rev. .1. C. Ihai
Iey's group of c'hurches.
D~r. J. B. Gecorge Dead
Dri. .J. IH. Ge;orge, whlo died at. his
home in Gainesville. Ga., on A pril 5th,
was well known in P'ickens county, hav'
ing spent several years of his life in
young manhood at Easley, where he
he was in business with the late Dr. J.
W. Quillain, whose eldest. (laughter,
Miss Lalla, he married, and who, with
two sons and a (laughter, survives him.
Mrs. Rt. T. Stewart. of Liberty is a sis
ter of the deceasedl. Two other broth
ers and sisters also survive him.
D)r. George was born in Walhalla fif
ty-seven years ago. ie was an elder
in the Presbyterian church and one of
the most prominent citizens of Gaines
The body of Eugene Snead, a yonnig
married man about 25 years of age, an)
operative of Glenwood cotton mills, who
died on Sunday morning last in the
Greenville hospital after an operation
for appendicitis, was brought to this
city and interredl in West View cemewte
ry on Monday afternoon last. le is
survived by his wife andI three small
children, also two youngl; sisters and1( a
brother, wvhho ve been making their~
home with him sinc t ho death of~ their
parents abht n year. ago. Easley
I Central Local and
Personal News Items
Rev. A. E. Belk, of Asheville, N. C.,
preached here at the Wesleyan College
last Sunday morning and night.
Phillip Morgan, of Seneca, who is
stationed at Brooklyn, N. Y., in the
navy, was here last Saturday visiting
T. M. Norris,. T. A. Robinson and
F. B. Morgan went fishing one after
noon last week. They report good luck.
There are a few guns in Central that
ought to be in the front lines in France.
These guns were on display one day
last week when Chief Pace ran a mad
dog under a house and called for help.
The big guns began to arrive from
various quarters. Soon the dog was
resting quietly and the big guns re
This is the time for every good man
to come to the aid of his country.
Trains No. 12 and 39, which have been
taking dinner here will not do so any
more. The trains only stop long enough
to let passengers off and on.
Some one broke into Mr. Moody's
restaurant last Saturday night and
stole some hams and tobacco. Any one
who will loaf around and steal now, as
badly as every one is needed to work
and help the boys in the trenches,
ought to be dealt with severely.
S. W. Kelley, of Calhoun, was a Cen
tral visitor last Sunday.
K. G. Gaines, Jr., visited his parents
here last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. R. G.
J1. It. Falls, cashier of the Bank of
Central, is on the sick list at this writ
Toi Rowland, of Charlotte, N. C..
visited his brother, 1... G. Rowland, here
Miss Vivian Rowland, of Liberty,
was a Central visitor last Sunday.
Mr. Dagnall Folger, who is stationed
at Camp Sevier, was in Central last
If you keep your money in your
pocket you help the Kaiser. Buy Lib
erty Bonds and you fight the Kaiser.
Which do you think is the better, to
loan your money to your government
and help defeat the Kaiser, or keep
your money in your pocket and help
the Kaiser win the war, that he may
confiscate your property and money and
take from the country its freedom and
liberty for which our fathers fought,
bled and died? There is enough money
in this great country of ours to crush
the life out of Germany. Why not let
our dollars go thundering into Washing
ton that our sons at. the front may have
everything necessary to defeat the Ger
Good Oolenoy Letter
lion. Matthew liendrix, who has
been totally blind for more than a year,
has returned from a two weeks' stay in
a hospital in Atlanta, wvhere he under
went a slipht operation on his eyes
wvhich has resulted in his regaining his
eyesight to the exNtent that he can walk
without assistance and is able to recog
nize faces. A host of close friend s
besides aL wide circle of acqluaintances
are rejoicing wvith him.
II. F. Ilenidrix has recently purchased
a Maxwell touring car.
H. F. liendrix, of the N. A. of Cami p
.Jackson, Columbin, was a welcome
visitor at the home of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. ID. Hendrix, Sr , last
'The Sunday school is progressing
nicely under the management of J. I).
Vickery. On last Sunday letters were
written all soldier b)oys who formerly
attended here. At. an early date a ser
vice flag will be. presented.
Democratic Club Meetings
Members of the respective demo
cratic clubs of 'ickens county wvill meet
at their polling places Saturday, April
27, 1918, for the purpose of reorganiz
ing. election of oflicers, and appoint
mnent of delega tes to the county con
vention which mewets at Piekens on
IFach club is entitled to one delegate
for each 5 members or majority frac
Thel president and secretary of each
club shall certify the list of delegates
to the county chairman on or before
May -1. 0. IF. Nommtms,
Eastatoe Democratic Club)
'P'he Fdastaitoe D e , ocr atie cluib will
mecet at t he Antioch school house next
Saturd.' ay afrternioon at 2 o'clock for
the nurno'w of reorganiz/a tion.