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OFFICIAL PAPE TQE PICKESS
Established 1871-Volume 48 PICKI 3. C., JULY 25, 1918 1
r State Campaign Meet
ing Last Wednesday
Candidates for state offices spoke to
an audience of about 1,000 Pickens
county citizens in the court house grove
Wednesday, July 17. Perfect order
prevailed, each speaker was given good
attention and no outside incident wor
thy of mention occurred. There was
very little applause, Messrs. Cooper
and Richards getting practically all
there was. E. P. McCravey presided
and introduced the speakers.
Speeches of gubernatorial candidates
were the only ones which created much
interest. The following candidates
spoke: For Railroad Commissioner
A. A. Richardson, of Columbia, former
chief game warden of this state; D. L.
Smith of Colleton, J. T. Vowell, H. H.
Arnold of Spartanburg, T. J. McLauch
lin of Saint Matthews. For Attorney
General-Sam M. Wolfe, of Anderson,
who taught school at Pickens one term;
Claude N. Sapp, of Lancaster, assistant
attorney-general; R. P. Searson of
Barnwell. For Superintendent of edu
cation--V. E. Rector of Darlington, J.
F. Swearingen, present superintendent.
For Commissioner of Agriculture-H.
T. Morrison of Beaufort, W. D. Garri
son, native of Anderson, now living in
low country; B. Harris of Pendleton.
For Lieutenant-Governor-J. T. Liles
of Orangeburg, G. W. Wightman of
Saluda. For Governor-John T. Duncan
of Columbia, perpetual candidate; John
G. Richards, railroad commissioner;
Andrew J. Bethea, lieutenant govern
or; Robert A. Cooper of Laurens, John
M. DesChamps of Rock lill.
John T. Duncan was the first candi
date for governor to speak and he made
practically the same speech he has been
making for the past ten years, with
slight variations to suit present condi
John G. Richards, of Kershaw coun
ty, was next speaker. Said he had a
son in the army but the war was not an
issue and there were no disloyal people
in the state. Discussed taxation at
length and said if elected he would re
duce taxes. Charged present tortiia
tr.tion with extravagance. Is father
of free scholarship system in this state
4 and would not change it. Reviewed his
political career and said he never let
politics interfere with his duty as he
saw it. Has never been defeated for
any office except governor and asked
election upon his record.
Lieut.-Gov. Bethea was next speaker.
Had been private secretary to ex-Gov.
Ansell and deserved some credit for his
successful administration. Made a pa
Robert A. Cooper said he was not in
favor of high taxes, but under present
war conditions he saw no chance to re
duce them now if we do our duty toward
winning the war and taking care of
our soldiers when they return home.
Said for twenty years candidates had
been promising a reduction in taxes
and in that time they had been reduced
from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000. Gover
nor has no power to raise or reduce
taxes anywvay. Legislature does that.
Is in favor of state lending money to
all boys and girls who want to go to
college instead of present free scholar
Ship) system where only three or four
boys and girls from each county may
get state aid each year. If elected will
I oppose every extravagance. Favors
"budget system" of taxation so that
each county will be assessed its pro
rata share of taxes and county hoards
will equalize taxes in their own coun
John M. D~eschanmps deliveredl the
most eloquent speech of the day and it
was enjoyed by the audience tho very
tired. Said he was the only candidate
who ever came before the people adv'o
cating higher taxes. Would spend
more money on schools. ilis position
on war is "Never strike the first blow,
don't give your enemy a chance to hit
you twice and when you hit don t leave
enough of your enemy for anybody else
i Shady Grove Cemetery
Those interested in Shady Grove
graveyprd are requested to meet there
the fourth Saturday morning in July
for the purpose of cleaning it off.
BrIng necessary tools.
Pickens Singing Convention
The Pickens Trownship Singing con
vention will meet with Mountain Grove
church the fourth Sunday In July for
*an all-day session. Prof. John Lesley
-*ah I other good singers will be present
and everybody invited 'to come with
song books and the well-known'well-.
You can Let Tk~e Sentinel 8 months
Piedmont Baptist As
sociation at Enon
Suggested order of business of Pied
mont Baptist Association which will
convene with Enon church August 1st
and 2nd, 1918, beginning at 10:30 a. m.:
FIRST DAY-MORNING SESSION
10:30 to 10:45-Devotional led by the
pastor, Rev. F. S. Childress.
10:45 to 11:30 - Organization, Ad
dress of welcome and response.
11:30-Sermon by Rev. W. P. Hol
land. Announcement of committees on
nominations and time and place of next
Adjourn to 2 p. m.
2:00 to 2.15 p. m. -Devotional exer
cise by Rev. H. E. Hill.
2:15 to 4:00-Reports on State, Home
and Foreign Missions.
4 to 5-Reports on Sunday Schools
5:00-Report of Treasurer and Mis
cellaneous Business. Adjournment.
SECOND DAY-MORNING SEssIoN
10:00 to 10:30-1)evotional exercise led
by Rev. Thomas E. I)urham.
10:30 to 12:30-Reports on Education,
Ministerial Education and Six Mile
12:$0 to 1:00-Miscellaneous Business.
Adjourn to 2 p. n.
2:00 to 2:15-Devotional exercises led
by Rev. F. R. McClanahan.
2:15 to 3:45-Reports on Orphanage,
Baptist;lospital and Aged Ministers.
3:45 to 4:30 --Report on State of Reli
gion, Social Service and Civic Right
4:30-Report. on Obituaries, Miscella
neous Business and adjourn.
II. ). SINGLETON,
Easley Man Gets
Sam B. Craig of Pickens received e
totu-nm Monday announcing that the
jury decision in the case of O'Dell vs.
Southern Railway Co. had been aflirmed
by the U. S. Court of Appeals at Rich
mond. This means that Clarence
O'Dell of Easley will receive $15,000
and interest from the time the verdict
was rendered, which will be about $500
additional. While working for the rail
road company in Asheville several
years ago O'Dell lost a foot on account
of the company's negligence and the
suit resulted. At the first trial in
Greenville the jury returned a verdict
in favor of O'Dell for $10,500. The
railroad asked and received a new trial
which was held at Anderson and the
jury there raised the amount to $15,000.
dcSwain & Craig were O'Dell'. lawyers
Notice to Old Soldi--rs
Notice to the Surviving Con;'e'derate
Soldiers and Sailors of 'ickens
You are requested to meet at your
places of election in your township on1
the first Saturday in August, 1918, and
elect by ballot one that is not drawing
a state pension to represent your town
ship at Pickens court house on the first
Monday in September-, 1918, to elect a
County Pension Board for the following
year: iH. C. JOHINsoN,
Chairman Pension Board of Pickens
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Negroes Going 29th
Below is list of colored men called to
repprt to the Pickens Local Board for
military service on on July 28, 1918, and
leave next morning for Camp Wads
Charley Hicks, Calhoun.
Abe Bowen, Easley R-2.
James Nash, Central.
Johnson Hagood, Pickens R-4.
Luther Elrod, Easley R-3.
Elias Johnson, Easley R-2.
Bill Brown, Easley. ,
Will Lawrence, Atlanta, Ga.
McKinley Gaston, Liberty.
Jesse Rone, Liberty R-3.
-Up until Monday 1504 registration
certificates had been issued in this coun
ty this year.
the Little Eastatoe
The good Master has blessed us with
beautiful showers the past week and
everybody seemed to be thankful for
them. Crops are looking fine so far.
Mrs. Mary E. Gilstrap is still seri
ously ill at her daughter's, Mrs. R. A.
Elijah Winchester was very sick last
week, but we are glad to state that he
is much better now.
Mrs. S. C. Porter, of Pickens route
3, and Mrs. W. A. Porter, of Six Mile,
visited their sister, Mrs. H. F. Wright,
two days last week.
Our eflicient registrar for Eastatoe
township reports the following births
and deaths for this township for the
month of June: Births-Mr. and Mrs.
W. O. Gravley, a daughter; Mr. and
Mrs. John J. Gravley, a son (named
after out president); Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Ellenburg, a son; Mr. and Mrs.
W. II. Chastain, a son (named Wood
row Bathael). No doubt but what all
these line, bright boys will make good
American soldiers. Deaths-none. This
speaks fine for our township, I claim.
Master Leland Prince, of Six Mile,
and his two sisters, Ora and Floride,
visited their gandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Daniel Winchester, and other relatives
Sunset postoflice hasn't had a perma
nent home since W. W. Aiken moved
away until right recently. Abraham
T. Winchester has been appointed post
master at Sunset by Postmaster-Gen
eral Albert S. Burleson, and Mr. Win
chester took charge of the oflice July
16. Phis will be a great convenience
for the upper Little; Eastatoe folks.
We feel sure Mr. Winchester will make
Uncle Sam and the people a good and
ellicient P. M. Mountain Sprout.
Cedar Rock News
H. G. Miller who has been city sales
man for Swift & Co., at Greenville, was
ordered to report at Camp Wadsworth
for military duty on the 15th.
Osborne Williams is attending the
short course at Clemson.
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Smith visited
Camp Sevier Sunday.
Miss Flossie Williams and brother,
Ned, hav'e gone to Sumter to visit their
brother, J. F. Williams.
Mr. and Mrs Joel H. Miller have had
as their guests for the past few days,
Miss Sallie Singleton, Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Porter, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ter
rell of Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. F. G.
Miller of Spartanburg, Mrs. Daisy
Brown of Mobile, Miss Pauline Smith
of Anderson and Miss Olive Boggs
Newton of Pickens.
Sergeant S. E. Hlendlricks is att home
on a ten-day furlough from Camp) Se
Mrs. Paul Farmer has beet) spending
a few days with her parents. Mr. and
and Mrs. Bob Hendrix.
Miss Kate Robinson of Greenville is
spending a few days with her sister,
Mrs. J. W. Stewart.
Lloyd Jones of Greenville was the
week-end guest of home-folks,
IWalter Turner joined the naval re
serves recently. Cedar Rock has about
ten young men in the various branches
of military service. Most of them vol.
Oolenoy School Opening
Oolonoy school session of 1918-19 be
gins Mondlay, July 27. The teachers of
the Oolenoy school earnestly request
that every child of school age in the
di.<trict he present on the first day as it
is very important that they all'start
together. The patrons aro especially
invited to) be present at the opening ex
Co. Candidates Must
Announce By Aug. 9
All club books shall close on Tuesday,
July 23, and within three days there
after each secretary shall transmit the
original roll to the county chairman.
Members of the county executive com
mittee are requested to meet at the
court house Saturday, August 3, for
the purpose of making assessments,
appointing meetings, etc.
The time for all candidates to file
pledges will close on August 9. The
first campaign meeting will be on Au
gust 10. Pledges must be filed by 12
o'clock on August 9, and all assessment
By order of the county chairman,
this July 22, 1918.
N. A. Christopher,
County Chairman Pickens County, S. C.
Personal News From
the Oolenoy Section
Oolenoy, July 22.-Miss Frances
Mauldin, who is teaching the Saluda
Hill summer term of school, spent the
week-end at the Sutherland home.
Rev. C. L. Craig and family have
moved near Lynch's mill to be near
their work for the summer. Mr. Craig
will teach the New Town school and
Mrs. Craig will teach at Bethlehem.
Miss Pearl Sutherland began work at
Shilo school in Greenville county last
Mrs. ,Jesse Morris, of Pickens, is
spending the summer with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. lendrix, and is
teaching as principal of the Ambler
Miss Mae Jones, who is attending the
state summer school at Winthrop, is
expected home this week.
Miss Mary Roper began work Mon
day at liagood school.
The series of meetings in progress
here this week promises to be full of
interest and productive of much good.
Complimentary to seven or eight
young men who leave this week foi
service in the army or navy, Misses
Pearl and Hallie .Jones entertained at a
lawn party Saturday night. A large
crowd was present and an enjoyable
evensag was spent.
-R. C. Welborn has announced this
week for coroner of Pickens county.
Ie is a mail carrier on a star route
out from Pickens and is well-known.
-V. 'T'. Beasley is the first candidate
to announce for coroner and his an
nouncement appears today. Mr. Beas
Icy is quite well known over the county.
-John F. ('Singing John") L.csley
is announced this week as a candidate
for county commissioner, lie is one of
the best known men in the county, but
has never offered for oflice before.
- Noah i. Moore of Calhoun announces
that he is a candidate for county com
missioner. Mr. Moore is well knowna
thruout the county, having served as
commissioner two terms some years
ago and making a good record in that
-0. S. G;alloway, of the Crow Creek
section, announces that he is a candi
dlate for county commissioner. He has
nexer offered for public oflice before,
but says he thinks his experience in
roadbuilding will make him useful to
-F'rank E. Alexander is announced
this week as a candidate for the state
senate. Mr. Alexander was born and
reared in the Dacusville section, being
a son of the late Joe Alexander, who
years ago represented this county in
the legislature. He lived in Anderson
several years, but has come back home
Winning From Germans
American and French soldiers fight
ing side by sIde continue to drive the
Germans back and are daily capturing
prisoners and guns. The Americans
alone have captured more than 20,000
Shelled U. S. Coast
A German U-boat appleared just off
the coast of Massachusetts Sunday.
It sunk three small vessels and dlropp~ed
four- shells on land.
-Up until Tuesday at noon 5i54 names
had been placed on t he l 'ick ens precinct
club roll. With half a day remaining
in which to enroll several other names
will likely be naddnd.
Missing Horse and
Arthur C. Gravley of Pickens got
back a horse and buggy last week which
he hired out last August and which he
had not heard from since.
Mr. Gravley was running a livery
stable in Pickens last August when
Wm. H. Evans, a piano tuner of Green
ville, hired a horse and buggy from him
to travel over this section tuning pianos
and fixing other musical instruments.
Mr. Gravley never saw his horse and
buggy again until last week when he lo
cated them in Elbert county, Georgia.
Mr. Evans had been living with people
along the Savannah river in Abbeville
and McCormick counties since last
spring and had been spending his time
fishing up and down the river. He
went under the name of Miller there.
He was located thru newspaper adver
tisements. Mr. Evans told Mr. Gray
Icy that the reason he did not return
the horse and buggy was that he had
become a morphine fiend, that at times
his mind was blank and the use of the
drug had put him "down and out."
He is an old man and out of the kind
ness of his heart Mr. Gravley did not
even have him arrested, but was satis
fied with getting his property back.
B. C. Robinson, Jr., made the trip to
Elbert with Mr. Gravley in a car and
drove the horse back to Pickens.
Mr. Evans is well known around
Pickens, having followed the trade of
piano tuning around here for some time
and at one time was in business here
with F. H. Trammell, a piano and
Tractor Se'ool for
Farmers of This Co.
A tractor school for the benefit of
farmers of Pickens, Anderson, Edge
field, I"airlield, Oconee and Union
counties will be held at Greenwood
next Thursday, August 1, and it is ex
pected that this county will be well
Realizing that the question of an
adequate supply of farm labor is now
one of our most serious problems, and
appreciating that the intelligent use of
labor saving machines is the logical and
most economic method of solving this
problem, the extension service of Clem
son College and the U. S. Department
of Agriculture has determined to hold
tractor schools for the benefit of farm
There will be demonstrations by
agents and tractor manufacturers, and
lectures by experts on tractor engineer
ing. Other labor saving machinery,
especially two-horse cultivatorr, will he
Married, at the residence of the ofli
ciating officer, on the 21st inst., Mr.
Dewey Hunter to Miss Eunice Willi
mon, both of the Six Mile section, J.
Alonzo Brown, N. P., at the throttle.
'rho groom is a promising young
farmer, while his bride is ths accom
plished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pink
Willimon, and numbers her friends best
where she is known.
The writer, with many others, ex
tend their congratulations.
KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT
Th iedFsera asaFn
Stigo Fs.Yt2ede ntlo
The ftie w ith hsring ofw FinBeu
A Few Notes From
"B." of Cateechee
The writer had the pleasure of visit
ing Camp Sevier on last Sunday, the
14th inst., for the first time, and it
made us feel glad and sorry, too.
While we have loved ones there who
are soon to take their leave for France
and may be 'we will never meet them
again here upon this earth, it makes
us feel good to know that they are
patriotic enough to lay their lives on
the altar of their country and, if need
be, die like heroes to save the virtue of
their mothers, wives and sisters. A
man who would not be willing to do
this is unworthy to be called a son of
the mother who rocked the cradle, and
if I were a mother of a deserting son
or of a slacker who never had man
hood or courage enough about him to
fight for my rights and virtue after 1
had lost nights of sleep and toiled to
raise him in honor, I would turn 'my
back on him and it I knew where he
was I would "turn him up'' and have
him punished or make him fight. All
honor to the father that we saw an ac
count of in an Atlanta paper a few
days ago, who scoured the woods for
his own son who had deserted from the
army, arrested him and with tears in
his eyes carried him back to the train
ing camps and gave him up. We say
God bless such a man, and, like Abra
ham, he is willing to make a sacrifice if
Keating Lodge No. 128, I. O. U. F'.,.
of Cateechee, elected its officers a few
nights ago for the next six months, and
lro. J. S. Leopard was elected Noble.
Grand, which makes him seven years
for this office. The lodge presented
him with a gold medal in honor of the
grand work that he has done in this
lodge. This lodge has made the hest
record of any order of its kind in the
state and has (lone more to Christianize
its community than anything we know
We have been requested to ray that
there will he memorial services at Camp
Creek church the fourth Sunday in July,
beginning at. 10 o'clock (fast time).
The Odd Fellows will march from Ca
teechee hall with their regalia on to the
cemetery and there have a short ser
vice over their deceased brothers'
graves, after which Rev. Charlie At
kinson will preach the memorial ser
mon at 11 a. m. The Central towinship
singing convention will sing in the
afternoon with probably a speech or
two. l'ublic invited to come and bring
dinner and have a good time. 1;
Women ''aking Places of Men
A triumph for womanhood is regis
tered, a man remarked, each time a
woman makes a success of a venture
in the business world, each time a
woman fills successfully a position
formerly held by a man.
Miss Nellie Freeman of Pickens is
now registering a success for woman
hood as she acceptably falls the place of
clerk in the ticket office of the South
ern in Greenville. Formerly only men
were employed in the local ticket oflice
of the Southern.
Persons have been wvont to remark
recently that at many business places
they have noticed girls at desks and at
windows formerly presided over by men.
The fellow who stands in line for his
ticket at the local Southern station will
now see a young lady at the window at
which formerly a young man presided.
Killed in France
Corporal Jesse D. Gillespie of Cen
tral has been killed wvhile fighting in
France, according to the casualty list
given out by the war' deportmnent Sat
Sailor at Home
.Jerome Jamisoon is at home in D)acus
ville on a fifteen-day furloug~h. Jerome
is in the navy and tells us he had a nar
row escape wh~en his ship was recently
Attention, U. D. C.
The Pickena Chapter U. D. C. will
meet with Mrs. T. J. Mauldin Friday
afternoon. July 26, at 5i. o'clock. Let
every member be present. Important.
The Sentinel office has a small supply
of Millers' Certificates in stock which
are being sold at 40c per hundred.
When ordering by mail add 5 cents per
hundred for postage.
This is campaign year and you will
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