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P CESSETEstablished.1871--Volume 48 PICKENS, 8. C., MAY9, 1918 Nme
Good Meeting of
The Pickens County Democratic con
venhion was held at the court house
Monday morning, but it did not appear
that as many were present as usual.
However, the attendance was good and
the interest and patriotism manifested
was pleasing to all good citizens.
Chairman G. F. Norris called the meet
ing to order and Rev. R. L. Holroyd of
Easley offered prayer.
The temporary organization was per
fected when L. H. Smith nominated
W. T. O'Dell for president and E. P.
McCravey nominated J. M. Jameson
for secretary, and both were elected
without opposition. The president ap
pointed C. L. Cureton, C. T. Martin
and J. R. Falls as a committee on cre
dentials and their report was adopted.
The temporary organization was then
made permanent. Upon taking the
chair Senator O'Dell thanked the peo
pie for the favors shown him and con
fidence placed in him and said he had
discharged his duties conscientiously
and as best he could. He asked now
to be allowed to step down from active
The president next appointed J. N.
Morgan, W. C. Smith and F. H. Clink
scales as a committee to nominate six
delegates to the state convention which
will meet in Columbia May 15. The
following delegates were nominated
and elected: W. T. O'Dell, C.'L. Cure
ton, L. II. Smith, O. R. Doyle E. P.
McCravey and J. A. Hinton. Each
delegate was empowered to name his
W. C. Smith nominated N. A. Chris
topher for chairman of the county 4X
ecutive committee and he was unani
.1. A. liinton then nominated W. C.
Smith as member of the state execu
tive committee and his elcction was
At the .eqjue st c f the pceo)le of
King's section a new voting lprccinct
was established at King's school house.
Regular business having been dis
posed of Mar. Sease of Clemson College
in a few well-chosen remarks said that
he thought the convention ought to go
on record as endorsing the course taken
by the United States as guided by
President Wilson in this great war.
The following resolution was then in
troduced by C. E. Robinson and after
some discussion was unanimously
adopted by a rising vote:
Resolved by the Pickens County
Democratic Convention assembled in
regular se ion,
1. That we heartily approve of the
declaration by our government of a
state of war existing between this
country, Germany and Austria-Hun
gary, and of the vigorous prosecution
thereof by our country under the able
and courageous leadership of President
2. That we heartily approve of the
selective draft act by which our naval
and military forces have boen recruited
and built up from every class of our
citizens; and, in this convention we de
clare our unswerving sympathy with
the governments of Great Britain and
Canada in enforcing conscription within
3. We bitterly condemn the mob
bing of American soldiers and sailors
by disloyal Irish people who have de
clared their friendship for and sym
pathy with Germany.
4. We heartily favor vigorous prose
cution and adequote punishment for dis
loyalty of every character in our coin
5. We declare our unwavering sym
pathy with the support of our officers
and men in every branch of the military
and naval service, and in every service
that is contributing to the success of
our arms; and we have heard with ad
miration and patriotic fervor of the
splendid and gallant service being ren
dered by our men on land and sea, and
express our utmost confidence in their
. effective endurance to a victorious end.
6. We express our unbounded ad
miration for the heroic deeds anrd en
durance of our country's noble asso
ciates who have borne with such splen
did fortitude and courage the horrors
and brutalities of a war forced upon
them, as upon us, by a ruthless and in
We most heartily favor the prosecu
tion of the war to a victorious peace by
which the world shall be made safe for
democracy and humanity.
Resolved, further, that the delegates
elected by this convention are hereby
instructed to support the adoption of
the resolutions by the state convention.
Mr. Robinson, J1. P. Carey, Jr., and
. E. P. McCravey all made patriotic
talks urging the adoption of the resolu
__ Upon motion of J1. P. Carey, Jr.,
three cheers were given for President
Representative W. L. Piekens then
introduced the following resolution:
Resolved, that .we, the members of
the Pickens County Convention in regu
lar session assembled, do hereby pledge
our powers andl our influence to uphold
the haida of the presidcnt of the
IJnited States, if, at the close of this
wvar lhe shall ask that the manufacture
of arms and exlosives by private citi
zens or incorporations lie an illegal act;
"A Great Net of Mercy drawn through
an Ocean of Unspeakable Pain
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$66,300 to Loan
Pickens subscribed $66,300 to the
third Liberty Loan, thus exceeding its
luota by $23,300. There were 134 sub
scribers. Piekens county also sub
scribed more than its quota, but we are
unable to give the exact figures now.
Every county in South Carolina went
"over the top."
The following subscribed thru the
Pickens banks since the other list was
published last week:
II A Townes
'1' R Allen
V J Bridgman
Mrs J L 0 Thompson
Miss Alice Thompson
W J Acker
Ben T Day
F V Clayton
C l: Parsons
.John Terry (col)
Ir and Mr is J ) I lholder
Norman ( )livcr
'I' F' ('hastain
J A Cannon
it M Lusk
W 11 Field
J N iallumn
J A Ilunnicutt
E G Childress
A C Gravely
.l E Keesler
A J .Jewell
.J J Lee
C M! Gravely
I rs A C Sutherlandl
.J S Hagwell, .Jr
G W Hrazeall
'T'hese ar' the namems as given us by
the banks. I f anyone has beetn over
looked we would like to have our att.'n
tion called to it.
Henry J. Lewis Dead
News of the death of Ienry J. ILewis
which occurred at his home near Sunset.
on 'Tuesday, April 30, was a shock to
many frinds. lie had been seriously
ill only a shart time and death was lue
to heart dropsy. Funeral services were
conducted at Mountain Grove church
Wednesday, conducted by Rev. C. I.
Mr. Lewis lacked only one month of
being seventy years old and was one of
the best known and best liked citizens
of the upper part of Pickens county and
he was known far and wide for his hos
pitality. lie was born and reared in
this county and will be greatly missed
and mourned for by many friends, lie
was a member of I[olly Springs Baptist
lie is survived by his widow, who was
Miss Josie Stewart before her marriage;
two daughters, Mrs. Joel Griffin of
Norris and Mrs. R. K. Lewis of near
Pickens, and one son, Ernest ILewis who
stayed with his parents. Two sisters,
Mrs. J. M. Nimmons of Williamston
I and Mrs. Jane Edens of near Liberty
also survive him. The deceased was a
brother of the late lev. .John T. Ledis
of this county.
To the bereaved family we extend
Proclamation by Gov. Manning
In order that the laws ot' the state
andl nation against e'spionage, seditioni,
traitorous condluct andl desertion from
the army and navy of the United States
may be properly enforced, and in order
that the people of South Carolina may
know that in every locality there are
agents of the government whose duty
it is to take cognizan(ce oaf and prompt
ly report all v'iolat ions of law affecting
the national security:
Now, therefore, I, Richard 1. Man
ning. governor of South Carolina, (d0
hereby especially charge all members
of the South Carolina Council of D)e
fense, all county chairmen, and all
members of the county councils of
defense in their respective counties of
the state, to take cognizance esp~ecially
of the above men tioned offenses against
the state and federal laws, reporting
the same to the chairman or secretary
of the State Council of D)efense at
their office ina Columbia, or D/. F. S.
Porter, member of council in Pickens
In testimony whereof I have here
unto set my hand andI caused the great
seal of the state to be fixed at Colum
bia, this 20th day of April, in the Year
of Our Lord 1918, and in the one hun..
dred and forty-second year of the lnde
pendence of the l'nited States of
By the Governor:
WVilliam an D~r. ove,
:\vr Secretary of St ate.
Avrisine in Thie S-entinel pavs.bi;
Good Town of Central
Goes "Over the Top"
Tho Central has only about 1,200 in
habitants, she is as patriotic as any
town in the United States.
Our quota for the third Liberty Loan
was $21,500. Last Saturday night at
the expiration of the time of the Third
Liberty Loan, the two banks here had
sold $31,800 worth of bonds. Many of
the business men of Central made them
selves a committee to see just as many
as possible and induce them to buy
bonds, and in this way, many bonds
were seld that. would not have been
oaherwise. While the sons of America
make red the soil of France with their
blood, while they light for our liberty
and freedom as well as theirs, we must.
make every sacrifice possible to help
them link Fritz. Every person who
fails to buy Liberty Bonds, give to the
Red Cross, eat corn bread, have meat
less days, sacrifice till it hurts, ought
to hang their head in shame when they
meet an American soldier who lhus
sacrificed all for the freedom of his
country. When the American soldiers
come marching back from France, play -
ing;"'Dixie'' and the ''Star Spangled
Banner'' after they have icked the
Germans and put down Kaiser Bill, I
would hate to be one who would have
to say ''I have had no part or lot in the
winning of this great victory.
Since we have gone ''over the top'
in Liberty Bonds, let's get ready for
the big Red Cross drive which will be
on from the 20th to 27th of this month.
Got ready- make up your mind what
you are going to give. lon't wait to
Is' persuaded to help your own hoy,
your brother, :,onr :weetlheart, for it
you haven't any ;a cami or 'rantc
now, .''u soon will have. t',m n on
let's go ''over -the top'' im h.; aid
shoew' Fritz that we meamn busines.--- to
the last dollai, if nl c'ssary (se plan
we' have on i t hat. eV y o'',' rive their
wages fur I'o day oult of the seven
days dat i ing the lie drive. !.ook alut,
you will hoar troi us later.
Mr. and Mrs. i'ovee Ilopkins of Sen
cea visited the lintht:r's p; Is, Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Falls last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. 'T. A. Rohinson spent
the week-end with Mr, and Mrs. B. F.
Allen of Lowndesville.
Miss Christine Clayton, who is teach
ing at Lawrenceville. Ca., spent a few
(lays here with her parents. )r. and
Mrs L. C. Ciyton last week, and while
here visited her brother, S. W. Clayton
who is stationed at Camp Sevier in Base
F. B. Morgan muade a business trip -to
Greenville last Thursday.
Mayor ,J. iI. larnseur and wife and
Mrs. F. P. Folger motored to Greenville
one day last. week.
11. E. Sen born. Ralph Ramseur and
lBurt Morgan were recently elected
school trustees here.
Among those who went to the State
Sunday School Gonvent ion at Greenwood
last week were Dr. Bedford, W. A.
Mathews and J1. P. Hyars.
The First Baptist church has installed.
The Wesleyan College is putting in
electric lights this week.
Candidates for Gov
ernor and Senate
Ashury I". I ever, congressman from
the Seventh congressional district of
South Carolina, has announced his can
didacy for the United States senate
from this state. R1ev. .J. E. Mahaffey,
pastor of the York Methodist church,
has also announced that he is a candi
date for the senate.
This makes five candidates f'or the
senate andl there may be others yet.
Those already announced. are Senator
B. Rt. Trillman, E'x-G'ov. C. L. Blease,
N. H. Dial, prominent Laurens busi
ness man, Congressman Lever and
Rev. Jl. E. Mahaffey.
Ex-Senator John L. McLaurin also
announced last week that he would be
a candidIate for governor this year.
Other candidates so far announced for
this oflice are R,. A. Cooper, |John 0.
Richards, Thes. HI. Peeples, Lieuten
ant Governor Bethea, and WN. A.
Mr. and Mrs. William Walter Robin
son, of Easley, announce the engage
ment of their daughter, Frances Hloke,
to Drm. Samuel L. Ledbetter, Jr., the
wedding to take place the latter part of
Jiun'. Miss Robinson is a prominent
n1)-mIher- of Easiley society and is ani ae
c'mplished young woman. Dr. Led
he'tter is a prominent surgeon of Bir