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Of Pickens CountyHDICKS SENTINELE
Established 1871-Volume 48 PICKENS, 8. C., A1' ('ST 1, 1918 Nuber .13
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 3,315.00
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
)acusville 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, gnd 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, tc
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 b<
bought in many towns from the stores,
and all of the rural carriers sell them.
JAS. P. CAnsy, JI.,
Chin. War Savings 'ickens County.
Licenses for Dealers
In Chickens and Eggs
All dealers in chickens and egg:
who re-sell to other dealers must secure
a license from the United States Foo<
Administration. If these dealers wil
call at my oflice I will assist them it
securing the licenses. There are nm
charges for these licenses.
Sam B. Craig,
Food Administrator for Pickens County.
Rural Carrier Examination
The United States Civil Service Com.
mission has announced an examinatior
for the county of Pickens, S. C., to be
held at Easley on August 24, 1918, tc
fill the position of rural carrier at
Easley and vacancies that may later
occur on rural routes from other post
oflices 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.
.his form and application blanks may
be obtained from the oflices mentioned
above or from the United States Civil
0 Service Commission at Washington, 1).
C. Applications should be forwarded
to the commission at Washington at
the earliest practicable date.
Death of Mrs, Mary Gilstrap
Mrs. Mary E. Gilstrap diedl at the
home of her (laughter, Mrs. IR. A. Gray
icy on Little Eastatoe July 22 and was
laid to rest at New Friendship Methodist
church by the sidle of her husband who
wvho preceded her to the grave five
years and one month. I ier death was
due to dropsy. Mirs. Gilstrap was a
member of New F'riendship church and
a true christian woman. Sihe was eigh
N) ty-five years, two months 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 Bad parting and no
more farewells. Tfruly a good woman
haR gone to dwell with her Lord.
McLaurin Didn't Withdraw
John L. Mc1aurin, 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.
T1his is campaign year and you will
w ant your county paper. D~on't let
yo)ur subscription expir~e.
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, Cantral.
Jim Jones, Greenville.
Wm. Harrison Davis, Easley R-2.
iWm. 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 Hiallums, 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
being their tools to clean it off Friday
a. m., August 2d.
Everybody interestel in the grave
yard at Secona church should be there
next Friday morning, August 2, for the
purpose of eleaning it off. liring nec.
Porter's Chapel Cemetery
All persons interested in the grave
yard at Porter's chapel are requeste
to meet there Friday morning, August
2, for the purpose of cleaning it oil'
Bring necessary tools.
Register Your Births
l1The allotment in money for ens
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. L izzie Crane died at her home
near George's Creek church on Vednes
day, the 10th inst., and was icuried at
George's Creek cemetery the 1th.
She suffered for several months with
stomach trouble. She is survived by
her husband andl five children, four boys
and one (laughter. She also hats two
brothers and three sisters as follows:
S. M. IHinton of Greenville, and R. A.
Hhinton of Easley, Mrs. Mary B~rowvn of
Pickens, Mrs. Sarah Sullivan of Green.
ville, and M rs. Crecic McCue of near
Cedar llock. Mrs. Crane was the
daughter of Samuel H1inton and w~as 341
years of age.
AIN'V If FUNNv, H-OW WHEN
A FE~LLER~ Oi-TS SORE AN'
STOPs t..L PAPfg l , tA5 sf
GWPI~'$ED BECAUSE v'
DON'T ALL 19ss OUT INTo
TEAQS AND HA4N& CRApp,
Retreat Unendurable for Stars and Stripes
Paris, July 17.--"We regret being unable on this occauion to follow the
counsels of our masters, the French, but the American flag ha s 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. We are going
to counter attack.'
This was the message sent by an American general in coiimand of Ameri
can forces south of the Marne on Monday afternoon alter the (ermnans had
forced the Americans back towards Conde-En-Brie. The 1rench commander
informed the American general that the early German success could 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 added that a
counter attack could be postponed without risk and that it might lie 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 Record, .July 19, 1918.)
On June 20th, 1918, at York, when he made that famous "reaflirmation" 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 on
that, because 1 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 ine worm wiien 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 Ameriea was right on A pril
Ith, 1917, it is right today If it was wrong on A pril (th, 1917, it is wrong
Cole 1,. ftlease iade his speeches at I'omaria and Filbert four nonths after
we went into the war. With the lights before hin then, he allirmed, as "re
ligiously' as he believed there is a God in heaven that every American killed in
the war off 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 the
At York, on June 20th, 1918, endeavoring to tone down it part, of his Pilber
speech as originally printed in the Yorkville Enquirer, he said:
"1, at Filbert, was repeating my Pomaria speech in which 1 had said that
believed that President Wilson and the members of congress who voted for thi
w'ar would be held responsible for every American life lost in it, and if my sou
is to be lost I 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 (lid not qualify them; he did not repudiate
them. lie 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 lierod 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:
"1 am not a candidate for any oflice."
At lilbert, 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 Blease, a free-born
ie wanted it understood on those occasions, to give emiphiasis 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 1 be
lieve to be the will of my God."
ie is seeking ofieo now, and he is a patriot. Ie is a candidate for the
United States senate now, and he would kiss the hand of Woodrow Wilson. Ini
1917 lie saidhe would stump South Carolina in a c'ampaign, wvith a running mate
against Senators T1illman and Smith, on the issue of the war, andl nowv he wants
to stump the United States to advocate a third term for Woodlrow Wilson.
Iloere is a part of the record, culled from his speieches as published in th
Ch arleston American and1 the York vill IcEnquirier:l'i
Extracts from the recent speceches of stat frnth 5lCce o a
a candlidate for the Uiited States''fetotitAmmicn 'ntaendil e
A t Wagner, .JLy 12th, and at. Man- A 'mtnatmdlihr,.u~ o
ning, Jiuly 15th, 1918:Aust11:
"And I want to say this: That whleni 'Ti 'mio ocro ma x mI
I am elec ted to the U.ni ted States sen -frmIiss 'citI'onraltMat
ati', I am going to Priesidlent Wilson and (a.'obyrtdm ih.''
tell him n that here is an American senua-d'iilid. si thitlo-isrliou
tor, and whatever is necessary to wvinbli aidfthyantoiciyin
this war, I am wvith him i to the finish, ' ' i IrgiI-Ihvn ,oin er
''If it be necessary in ordIer to wvin fi ar Ibe o-mnyiitr
the war, to break the precedent set by('tinngadwwol'tenwr
President Washington in reference to aToa Iunstlofte pionht
third term. I shall tell President Wil-Aterashud av pacanIio
sonl that I will support him for o third wt.1 hy'att ih laeo
term, and make speeches for him initi su-lt entr lila n
any part of the American continent to Sihrsg n e hr ) rmr
which lie may wvish me to go."inAus adagerleeconn
toSeptember. Thenlletaite geteairun
n->winr aatanyntimetinhthe futureaif he
deform ofnadvocacyoofths wareanduty
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to hm, tat wil rase aregmentas e fbeli r thovtere ri aexod in
n'~ o a an tie n te ftue, f h daven 'Now, o tefialdrgmht (lay
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bdtb dn reignmysea inth so- caelid adin thewn tore ruci fy the
ateard ea Ihit egmet orth fgh li eft any how Ie andtm inot lafrai ofth
fat-the nn-icanp00110.' ' onent of the Ini Stte t s. Thoe that
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You Samth aysygn-amoneetand tare hour choice.
Auditor Townes Not
Removed From Office
Governor Manning 1"riday sent the
following telegram to II. A. Townes, i
county auditor for Pickens county and I
F. P. Furtick, county auditor for Cal- i
houn county: h
"The South Carolina tax commission I
reports you have failed or refused to
execute orders issued by them under
the statutes, I hereby summon you to
akIppear before me at my ollice Monday,
Juuly 29 at 1t a. n., 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 explained
his position s.atisfactorily. lie was not
removed from oflice. The tax assess
ment of the county will be increased
117 per cent as ordered by the tax com
mission, but the number of mills will
be reduced. Mr. Townes thinks his
visit to Columbia was productive of
good for the county.
The auditor of Calhoun county also
made satisfactory explanation.
Attended M. E. Church Con
Rev. E. '17. Hodges, pastor of Grace
Methodist church, Judge 'T. J. Mauldin
and T. D. Ilarris attended the Green
-ille District conference which ':
nt l'ountah-, Inn, Tley regt'tted 1 (v?;od
conference and Were highly Pleased with
the presidency and preaching of Bishr
U. V. W. I)arlington, one of the
bishops elected at the la.;t gen Raw
The last. general c'e
the annual co'h
Elaiscopial (i, ..erences imto fi Iteen
.crlcts. Bishop )ar!ington
' ..signed to the twelfth district
w.,ch is composed of North and South
Carolina. lUishop )a Iington is from
Harlsoursville, W. Va.
Reese Bowen of Texas I)ead
1 Mr. Reese Blowen, aged 49 years,
.1 died at the home of his sister, Mrs. W.
P. 'Tompson, of Snyder, Texas. Mr.
Bowen was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Y. I3owen of Pyson, Texas, and a
grandson of the late Reese Bowen of
this county. The deceased had made
his home in New Mexico for the past
fifteen years and had accumulated a
goodly fortune. At the time of his
death he owned a large boundary of
land and large herds of cattle and
horses. Many relatives and friends of
his father in this county will he sad
dened and will sym pathize with the
Mr. Bowen was injured last. spring in
an automobile accident. from which lie
never fully recovered.
Hurricane Singing Convention
IIurricane Township Singing conv n
tion will meet at Twelve Mile camp
ground the first Sunday in A ugust at
2 :30 in the aternoon.
Ice Cream Supper
The D acusv il le branch of the lRed
Cross will serve ice-creant and cake on
next Saturday night, August 1d, at the
scho4ol house, bsegiunnsing at X :'. Thew
mubl ic in vi t ed to comne andl have a good
time and helIp in the great work of ire
Iiev inig the sitlifering and : m i mstering
to the comnfort of our boys "'over thecre' "
THE TRAIN BUG
IHere we have the Cari Inspector. I~e
Makles the 'Trains ever'y dlay to see if
the WVheels are all on the Pullmans.
lie kcnows when No. 3 Is late and why
the Porter oun No. 1 got FIred last
wee'k. Anybody who gets In or out of
Town without hsis FindIng It Out Is a
Central Local and
Personal News Items
Mr. and Mrs. J. 11. liallentine's daugh
ere, Miss Leila Ballentine and Mrs. '
sena J. Roper, of Atlanta, are visiting
hem this week. Mr. Ballentine says
e expects to ace his two sons from Bir
ningham, Ala., and Columbus, Miss.,
oming in very soon.
The Farmers in this section are well
atisfied with the rains which fell re
Eighteen creek held the water this
ime where it has been dredged but the
>anks were full.
Rev. U. M. Robertson is away this
week in special meetings in the Oakway
F. Van Clayton, who is 'tationed at
Charleston in the navy, was visiting the
omefolks last week.
Mr. Carl Morgan of this place left for
the navy last week. lie will be sta
Lioned at Charleston for awhile at least.
J. L. Carson has plenty of company
his week, among whom is his father
T. '1'. Arnold has been on the sick list
for some time, but we are glad to see
im out again.
J. R. Falls ws"
for a fe-~ . away from. tie 13anZ
-- ays this week on his vaca
. hd think he spent part of his time
'n the countty. Wonder what he did
for chat ft'd Chicken?
'Mr. Wdlter Maw who is stationed at
Chrleston in the navy, was visiting
lo>me folks last week.
ID. A. Collins of Easley was here one
(lay last week on busine~ss.
The trustees of the high school lier '
are having it overhauled in general, it
will look like a new building on the in.
side when it is (lone.
So long for this week. If you have
something for The SentinHl call rue and
let me get it in, oven if it is an ad.: for
an advertisenent in The Sentinel iellq
whateveryou have for sale.
E. L,. II.
Six Mile News Items
The general health of the community
is very good.
Crops are looking line after the re
Quite a large crowd from here at
tende( the memorial service and sing
ing convention at Camp Creek Sunday.
Prof. H. T. Garrett opened a singing
school here Monday for the henefit of
the church and community.
Miss Mae Garrett went Monday to
take up her work at. Gates' school.
J. i. Chnpman has bought what is
knownc as the Pinson place, near Six
M'Iile, and is planning to build a nice
esidence and move to it this fall.
U. P. Prince, in company with
11essrs. I)aniel and Talton Alexander
mnd 1. I,. Murphee of Keowee, took a
>leasure' trip to Georgia last week.
l'hey replort a nice trip lbut say that the
>ld P'almetto St at.e is goodl enough for
IProtrac*ted meetingvs and (candidates
i.emii to lbe t ak ing t he day.
PlIeasaunt Grove Letter
Well1, Mr. E-d it or, here comes the old1
mcI niam again.
Thei dry spll has beeni broke'n in this
ect ion an crops are14 ii look ing promisinrg.
tour schoc ol c penced last. Monday morn -
'ig, J1uly 22, with Miss I .ilac MIartin of
hhea.vil le cou nty as principal and M rs.
aie Welborn assist ant. Tlhere wvas
ood attendance at thle opening and the
lcol bids fair toc have a success ful
A series of meetings will biegin at
his place lFriday night before the see
rid Sunday in August. We trust that
ye may have one of the greatest re
rivals our community has ever known.
Ne feel that this is a time when we
iced the devil dIriveni 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
triends. Boys, try your best to serve
your God and if we never meet again
m this old sinful" earth pray that we
may meet around the great white
throne where sad1 partinga will come no
more. So, boys, I bid you God speced
while you: are away from home and
with Uncli Sam's big army. Good
night. I,. (;, S.
--Prof. W. C. Mann of Six Mile will
speak in the G;riflin church next Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock cn a subject which
is of great interes;t'to acll our pleople
just now, lie comjes highly recommen..
ded as a speak er-and a large audience