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T H PCESEstablished }87 1-Volume 48 PICKENS, S. C., ACG 'TiI 1, 1918 Nme 1
Central Leads in
June W. S. S. Drive
Following is amount of War Savings
Stamps bought and pledged during the
June War Savings drive in Pickens
county by townships:
Townships . Quota Pledged
Liberty -.....$ 75,000.00 $ 27,107.50
Eastatoe --- 10,000.00 3,335.00
Easley -.---.. -100,000.00 31,860.00
Central 75,000.00 50,765.00
Pickens ------ 75,000.00 15,595.00
Hurricane.. - - 40,000.00 9,730.00
Dacusville ..- . 35,000.00 3,790.00
Pumpkintown 30,000.00 1,060.00
Total --..$440,000.00 $143,222.50
It will be observed from the above
figures that our county has raised
about one-third of the amount which
the government has asked the people
to buy. The county is on trial and the
people are asked to render a just ver
dict. It is up to the citizens of Pickens
county to buy the amount of stamps
.which the government has asked them
to buy. The people are abundantly
able, land. I ask that they buy these
stamps and bring up the quota of each
township to the atnount apportioned,
and more, if possible. this is no time
to let the other fellow do the buying
and the work. We have exceeded our
quota in all the other drives, and will
exceed our quota in this one if every
body will do their duty. We have un
til the 31st day of December, 1918, to
raise the quota allotted. The stamps
can he bought at any of the post offices
in the county. A great many of the
banks handle them, and they can be
bought in many towns from the stores,
and all of the rural carriers sell them.
JAS. P. CAREY, JR.,
Chm. War Savings Pickens County.
Licenses for Dealers
In Chickens and Eggs
All dealers in chickens and eggs
who re-sell to other dealers must secure
a license from the United States Food
Administration. If these dealers will
call at my office I will assist them in
securing the licenses. There are no
charges for these licenses.
Sam B. Craig,
Food Administrator for Pickens County.
0 Rural Carrier Examination
The United States Civil Service Com
mission has announced an examination
for the county of Pickens, S. C., to be
held at Easley on August 24, 1918, to
fill the position of rural carrier at
Easley and vacancies that may later
occur on rural routes from other post
offices in the above-mentioned county.
The examination will be open to male
and females who are actually domiciled
in the territory of a post office in the
county and who meet the other re
quirements set forth in Form No. 1977.
.This form and application blanks may
be obtained from the offices mentioned
above or from the U~nited States Civil
Service Commission at Washington, D.
C. Applications should be forwarded
to the commission at Washington at
the earliest practicable date.
Death of Mrs. Mary Gitstrap
*Mrs. Mary E. Gilatrap died at. the
home of her daughter, Mrs. R. A. Girav
Iey on Little Eastatoe July 22 and was
laid to rest at New Friendship Methodist
church by the side of her husband who
who preceded her to the grave five
years and one month. 11er death was
due to dropsy. Mirs. Gilstrap w~as a
member of New Friendship church and
a true christian woman. She wvas eigha
ty-five years, two month~s and eighteen
days old and the oldest woman in the
community at the time of her death.
Besides many relatives and friends
she leaves one sister, Mrs. Omie Gray
Iey, eight children, forty-three grand
children, fifty-four great--grandchildren
and one great-great grandchild.
She has left us on this earth, but we
all hope to meet in heaven where there
will be no more sad parting and no
more farewells. Truly a good woman
has gone to dwell with her Lord.
McLaurln Didn't Withdraw
John L. McLaurin, who a week ago
released his friends from any obliga
tions they might feel they were under
to vote for him, will have his name on
the state ballot for governor so that
those who endorse his principles may
vote for him.
This is campaign year and you will
want your county paper. Don't let
your subscription expire.
13 More Pickens.Ne
groes for the. Army
The following named colored men
have been called to appear for military
service before the Pickens Local Board
August 1st and will be sent to Camp
Wadsworth, Spartanburg, August 2:
Henry Sullivan, Belmont, N. C.
Andrew Sloan, Central.
Jim Jones, Greenville.
Wm. Harrison Davis, Easley R-2.
Wm. Clarence Pickens, Easley R-2.
Robert Gowens, Pickens R-4.
James Thornton, Calhoun.
Clyde Robinson, Easley R-5.
Waymond Stephens, Pickens.
Thomas Garvin, Norris.
Martin Rice, Pickens.
Tuck Iallums, Easley.
Luther Jones, Greenville.
Everybody interested in the cemetery
at Bethlehem church asked to meet
there Saturday morning, August 3d, to
thoroly clean it off. Bring tools early
and be prepared to stay all day if it be
All persons interested in the grave
yard at Tabor Methodist church please
biing their tools to clean it off Friday
a. in., August 2d.
Everybody interested in the grave
yard at Seco. . church shouldl be there
next Friday ncrning, August 2, for the
purpose of ceaning it off. Bring nec
Porter's Chapel Cemetery
All persons interested in the grave
yard at Porter's chapel are requested
to meet there Friday morning, August
2, for the purpose of cleaning it off.
Bring necessary tools.
Register Your Births
The allotment in money for each
child from the United States govern
ment under the draft act will not be
paid unless a birth certificate is pro
duced as a proof of birth.
Charlotte, N. C., July 28, 1918.
Editor The Sentinel:- You will please
find enclosed one dollar to pay for the
paper eight more months.
I am ninety years old and a dear lover
of the Pickens paper.
(Mrs.) Cynthia Ellis.
Death of Mrs. Lizzie Crane
Mrs. Lizzie Crane died at her home
near George's Creek church on Wednes
day, the 10th inst., and was buried at
George's Creek cemetery the 11th.
She suffered for several months with
stomach trouble. She is survived by
her- husband andl five children, four boys
and one daughter. She also has two
brothers and three sisters as follows:
S. M. Hinton of Greenville, and R. A.
Hinton of Easley, Mrs. Mary Brown of
Pickens, Mrs. Sarah Sullivan of Green
vifle, andl Mr,. Crecie McCue of near
Cedar Rock. Mrs. Crane was the
(laughter of Samuel I linton and was :li
years of age.
AIN''f 1f FUNNv HOW WHEN
A PttAr &eTS SORE AN'
SVR.P(tSED 8ECUS a
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Retreat Unendurable for Stars and Stripes
Paris, July 17.--"We regret being unable on this occasion to follow the
counsels of our masters, the French, but the American flag has been forced to
retire. This is unendurable and none of our soldiers would understand their
not being asked to do whatever is necessary to re-establish a situation which
is humiliating to us and unacceptable to our country's honor W are going
to counter attack."
This was the message sent by an American general in coninnand of Ameri
can forces south of the Marne on Monday afternoon after the Gkermans had
forced the Americans back towards Conde-En-Brie. The lrench commander
informed the American general that the early German sucev's "ould not have
any great effect on the fate of the battle, but that it was understood perfectly
that after hard fighting the Americans had slowly retired and that it was not
expected that they immediately launch a counter attack. lIe alled that a
counter'attack could be postponed without risk and that it might be better to
give the American troops an hour's rest.
Immediately after the American general sent the above message, which is
quoted by the correspondent of The Matin, the Americans launched their
counter attack and the lost ground was soon recovered, with an additional half
"OUT OF HIS OWN MOUTH"
(Editorial Columbia Necord, July 19, 1918.)
On June 20th, 1918, at York, when he made that famous "reaffirmation" of
his loyalty, Cole L. Blease (we quote the Charleston American) said:
"I have said that at the time the vote was taken on the war, with the lights
before me, I would have voted against it, and there is no use to be harping or
that, because I admit it."
lie said, also, that he had stated his oppositiion in several speeches, and
that "he had no apology to make for any speech he had ever made."
The lights before him, before us, and before iiie cvoid viien the war vote
was taken were the same lights we have before us now. Nothing has changed
so far as the merits of the case are concerned. If America was right on Apri)
6th, 1917, it is right today, If it was wrong on A pril 6th, 1917, it is wrong
Cole T,. Hleast ia de his speeches at P1omaria and Filbert four months after
we went into the war. With the lights before him then, he aflirmred, as 're
ligiously'' as he believed there is a God in heaven that every American killed in
the war oil' of American soil would be "an unwarranted sacrifice of fresh young
American manhood," and that on the final judgment day God would charge their
lives against Woodrow Wilson and the members of congress who voted for th<
At York, on June 20th, 1918, endeavoring to tone down a part of his Filber
speech as originally printed in the Yorkville Enquirer, he said:
"I, at Filbert, was repeating my Pomaria speech in which I had said that
believed that President Wilson and the members of congress who voted for thi
war would be held responsible for every American life lost in it. and if my sot
is to be lost 1 did not care what sort of an America they had after I was dea
and gone, and neither does your boy."
It was on teis occasion, at York, on June 20th. 1918, bear in mind, that Col
L. Blease said that he had no apologies to make for any speech he had'ever made
And on this occasion he did not hesitate to reiterate the sentiments quoted abov<
from the Charleston American.
He did not withdraw them; he did not qualify them; he did not repudiate
them. I-Ic repeated them, with a trivial amendment, and said he had no apology
to make for them.
Such were his sentiments at York a month ago.
Since then this man has been speaking at his own meetings, tearing passions
to tatters, outdoing Termagant, otitheroding Herod in the wordiness of his pa
triotism. According to his estimation at this time there is no more ardent pa
triot on American soil.
As they say in the advertisement: "There is a reason."
At Pomaria, in July, 1917, Blease said:
"I am not a candidate for any oflice."
At Filbert, in August, 1917, he said:
"I want to make it clear that I am not here as a candidate or as a spokes
man for the Reform party, but as Coleman Livingston Hlease, a free-born
lie wanted it understood on those occasions, to give enphasis to his denun
ciation of the war and of those in high places, that he had no axe to grind; that
he was sincere; that he was not trying to get votes; that he was, as he said,
"speaking the truth as I see it-speaking for my fellow man and for what I be
lieve to be the will of my God.''
He is seeking office now, and he is a patriot, lie is a candlidate for the
United States senate now, and he wouldl kiss the handI of Woodrow Wilson. In
1917 he saidhe would stump South Carolina in a campaign, with a running mate
against Senators Tillman and Smith, on the issue of the war, and nowv he wants
to stump the Unitedl States to advocate a third terni for Woodrow Wilson.
Ihere is a part of the recordl, culledl from his speeches as published in the
Charleston American and the Yorkville Enquirer:
Isxtracts from the recent speeches of Etat rm te5)chso
a c'andidate for the Uiited States 'fe onAIeia,''ntacniae
A t WVagner', July 1'2th, and at Man- A oai n ilet,, l n
uning, J1uly 15th, 1918:Agst117
"And I want to say this: That when '"'efre oeni e' xtal
I am elected to the United States sen- fo i Je'h tloai atStr
ate, I am going to President Wilson andoay Nlovreilmrgh.'hy
tell him that here is an American sena-(''cii(lI's Crt1oihsregou
tor, and wvhatever is necessary to winbeifadfthywntorufym
this war, I am with him to the finish."''alrgt aen-tgtna~ er
"If it be necessary in order t(o win ''fihantbe o'm eyner
the wvar, to break the precedent set by tsiEnldwewun'benwr
President Washington in reference to a TdyIa tl fteoiinta
third term. I shall tell President Wil-Amrc shud av ecenlno
son that I will support him for o thirdwa. fthyvntofgt eaen
term, and make speeches for him in ti su e eaos'ila n
any part of the American continent toSmtreinadlthrebapiay
wvhich he may wish me to go." i uutai eea lcini
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Auditor Townes Not
Removed From Office
Governor Manning Friday sent the
following telegram to 11. A. Townes,
county auditor for Pickens county and
F. P. Furtick, county auditor for Cal
"The South Carolina tax commission
reports you have failed or refused to
execute orders issued by them under
the statutes, I hereby summon you to
appear before me at my otlice Monday,
Juuly 29 at 10 a. in., to show cause why
you should not be suspended from
In answer to the above telegram Aud
itor Townes appeared before the gov
ernor Monday morning and explainec
his position s.atisfactorily. He was not
removed from oflice. The tax assess
ment of the county will be increasec
117 per cent as ordered by the tax com
mission, but the number of mills will
be reduced. Mr. Townes thinks hi:
visit to Columbia was productive of
good for the county.
The auditor of Calhoun county alsc
made satisfactory explanation.
Attended M. E. Church Con
Rev. E. 'T. Hodges, pastor of Grac
Methodist church, Judge T. J. Mauldir
and T. D. Harris attended the Green
'ille District conference which '"
tt Fountain Inn, Tfhoy y
conference and were highly pleased wit
the presidency and preaching of Bishe
U. V. W. Darlington. one of the
bishops elected at the la.;t gen
ference. .ral c
''he last general cc
the annual cou'' 'rce divid
lEpiscopal di<-. .Aerences into littee
.rictsi. Bishop Darlingto
S.,signed to the twelfth distri
w .,ich is composed of North and Soul
Carolina. Bishop I)a, lington is fro
t Barboursville, w. Va.
I Reese Bowen of Texas Dead
i Mr. Reese Bowen, aged 49 year
d died at the home of his sister, Mrs. V
'T. Tompson, of Snyder, Texas. M
e Bowen was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jot
Y. Bowen of Pyson, Texas, and
grandson of the late Reese Bowen c
this county. The deceased had mad
his home in New Mexico for the pas
fifteen years and had accumulated
goodly fortune. At the time of hi
death he owned a large boundary o
land and large herds of cattle any
horses. Many relatives and friends o
his father in this county will be sad
dened and will sympathize with the
Mr. Bowen was injured last spring it
an automobile accident from which hi
never fully recovered.
Hurricane Singing Convention
I Hurricane 'Township Singing convt n
tion will meet at Twelve Mile cam;
ground the first Sunday in August ai
2 :30 in the aternoon.
IcT e Cream Supper
Th'ausville branch of' the Rted
Cross will serve ice-creani nnd cake or
next Saturday night, August 3td, at th(
school house, beginning at S :20. Tlh<
p)ublic invi ted to comen anid have a goot
time and helIp in the grea!t work ofre
Iliev ing the suffreri ng and : mminis teriny~
to the comnfort of our boys "over there
THE TRAIN BUG
IHere wve have the Car Inspector. 10
Makesq the Trains every (liy to see I
the WVheels ar~e all on the Pullman
lie knows v'hen No. 3 is late andi wh
lie Porter on No. 1 got Fired lar
Sweek. Anybody who gets in or out <
Town without his Finding It Out 1s
Central Local and
Personal News Items
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. liallentine's daugh
ters, Miss Leila Ballentine and Mrs.
Lena J. Roper, of Atlanta, are visiting
them this week. Mr. Ballentine says
he expects to see his two sons from hir
mingham, Ala., and Columbus, Miss.,
coming in very soon.
The Farmers in this section are well
satisfied with the rains which fell re
Etighteen creek held the water this
time where it has been dredged but the
banks were full.
Rev. 1i. M. lRobertson is away this
week in special meetings in the Oakway
F. Van Clayton, who is stationed at
Charleston in the navy, was visiting the
homefolks last week.
Mr. Carl Morgan of this place left for
the navy last week. lie will be sta
tioned at Charleston for awhile at least.
J. L. Carson has plenty of company
this week, among whom is his father
'1'. 'T. Arnold has been on the sick list
for some time, but we are glad to see
him out again.
J. R. Falls w'"
for a fe"- ..., away farnm. thie dani
- uy thli week on his vaca
n lhd think he spent part of his time
'n the country. Wonder what h? did
1 or' Chatt ft"+di Chicken?
l1r. tller Maw who is stationed at
f Charleston in the navy, was visiting
Sio'mefolks last week.
I). A. Collins of Easley was here one
d lay last wetk on husines,
n The trustees of the high school herc
n are having it overhauled in general. It
t will look like a new building on the in
h side when it Is done.
at So long for this week. If you havc
something for The Sentinel call me and
let me get it in, even if it in an ad., for
an advertisement in The Sentinel sellq
whatever.'you have for sale.
E. L. 11.
r. Six Mile News Items
a The general health of the community
'f is very good.
t Crops are looking line after the re
a Quite a large crowd from here at
f tended the memorial service and sing
ing convention at Camp Creek Sunday.
f Prof. R. T. Ga'rett opened a singing
school here Monday fur the benefit of
the church and tomnunity.
Miss Mae Garrett went Monday to
take up her work at Gates' school.
J. 1. Chapman has bought what is
known as the Pinson place, near Six
Mile, and is planning to build a nice
residence and move to it this fall.
R. P. Prince, in company with
Messrs. Daniel and Talton Alexander
and J. I,. Murphee of Keowee, took a
pleasure trilp to Georgia last week.
They~ report a nice trilp but say that the
01(1 Palmetto State. is good enough for
Protracted meetings and candlidates
seemfl to he t ak ing the day.
Pleasant Grove Letter
Well, Mr. Edi tor., here comes the old
bad inm anIgalin.
Thew dry spell has been broken in this
s e(tion and crops are looking promising.
Our school op ened last Monday morn -
ing, .July 22, with Miss I la Martin oIf
A bbev ille county as principlal and Mrms.
Janie Welborn assistant. There wvas
goodl attendance at the opening and the
school bids fair' to have a successful
A series of rneetings will begin at
this place Friday night before the sec
ond Sunday in August. We trust that
we may have one oIf the greatest re
vivals our community has ever known.
We feel that this is a time when we
needl the dlevil dlrive'n from among us.
We want to say to the boys who have
recently left our community to enter
the army, that they have our prayers
and sure will not be forgotten by their
friends. Boys, try your best to serve
your God and if we never meet again
on this 01(d sinful: earth ray that we
may meet around the great white
throne where sad partings will come no
more. So, boys, I bid you God speed
while you; are away from home and
with Uncle3 Sam's big army. Good
night. P. G;. S.
-Prof. W. C. Mann of Six Mile will
Ispeak in the Griflin church next Sunday
t morning at 11 o'clock on a subject which
Sis of great interest'.to all our people
a just now, lie comes highly recommen-.
dled as a speakerland a large audience