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Established 1871--Volume 48 PICKENS, S. C., AUGUST 1918
38 More White Men
Called to the Army
List of w ite men who are to appear
at the offic of the local board on
August 6th, at 3 p. m., for military
-service and leave for Camp Wadsworth
on the morning of 7th, 1918:
William R. Powell, Pickens..
Perry Lee Lafoy, Liberty.
Robert Henry Maw, Central.
Noah Clayton Merck, Pickens R-2.
Delis Boren, Cateechee.
Harry R. Higgins, Easley.
John Bruce Kilby, Liberty.
Stanley Morgan, Pickens.
McKinley Perry, Central R-4.
Frank Foster, Marietta.
Seaborn Henry Billingsley, Liberty.
Furmap Benton Robinson, Norris.
Henry Baxter Cisson, Pickens R-6.
Geo. Eliot Williams, Easley.
Verner Lee Jones, Easley.
George Earle Pitts, Easley, Glen
James F. Smith, Easley R-5.
Constant Nichols, Easley R-2.
Alvin Hovey Rolland, Cateechee.
Ben Terrell Robinson, Easley R-5.
Willie Clarence Richey, Easley R-3.
Geo. P. Hoffman, Clemson College.
Barto Hendricks, Marietta, R-2.
Geo. Edwin Prince, Clemson College.
Jesse Allen Ellison, Easley.
Doctor Doyle Looper, Pickens.
Julius Ranson Hudson, Pickens.
Roy Nealy, Pickens.
James Riley Hall, Fortner.
Joseph Edward Gaillard, Liberty R.2.
Lonnie Aiken, Pickens.
George R. Grant, Pickens R-3.
Courtny M. Durham, Pickens R-1.
Thomas Rackly, Liberty.
. John Mark Williams, Easley R-2.
Otis Cleveland Patterson, Liberty.
John Henry Parrott, Central R-2
Central Local and
Personal News Items
Tom R. Zachery of Cashier's, N. C.,
visited Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brock last
Alexander Harris, an old slavery dar
key, whp lives between Central and
Calhoun, was in town last Saturday.
He says he is 75 years old and that he
has 17 children. He also stated that he
hauled the first load of soldiers who
fought in the Confederate army, from
Old Pickens to Sandy Springs to the old
drill ground, his mode of conveyance
was an old-time wagon drawn by four
Miss Helen Shirley, who is taking a
business course at Greenville, is snend
ing the week-end with her mother, Mrs.
L. '. Shirley.
F. B. Morgan and T. A. Robinson
motored to Greenville last Wednesday.
The new post oflice building here will
be ready for Postmaster C. G. Row
land to move into in a few days.
The third quarterly meeting of the
Methodist church for Central charge
was held last Saturday evening. Rev.
Leonard, the presiding elder, presided
at the conference and also preached an
excellent sermon Sunday morning.
On next Sunday morning, August 11,
ai nnion meeting of the churches in town
will begin under a large tent just oppo
site the high school buildinig. A Bap
tist evangelist, who has the reputation
being a great revivalist, has been se
cured for the leader. Everybody is
cordially invited to attend these ser
vices. Services will be held daily at
11 a. m. and 8 p. mn.
The soldier visitors in Central the
week-end were Homer Long and Alvin
.' Hopkins of Camp Jackson and Edgar
Martin of Camp Gordon.
J. S.'K(nox, F'ayetteville, Ark., re
* cently visited Mr. and Mrs B. J. ,John
This is the time for revival services
in this section. 1 am expecting a lot
of chickens to go into the ministry.
Blease and The Newspapers
* Anderson Mail.
Mr. Blease has been going over the
state telling the people who hear him
that the newspapors opposing him have
been misrepresenting him and abusing
We do not see all the newspapers of
the state, but those which come to this
6 office have not been abusing Mr, Blesse.
If there has been any misrepresenta
tion at all it has been by the newspa
pers which have been supperting him.
They haye published his speeches, and
so far as our observation goes the comn.
ugents of those newspapersCi~ 04Olng
please have been baised upon the re
p)orts of his speeches as p intred in news
I'mpecrs frie'ndly to hihn
Ther has' been i > r:,::.. :met~r abu~.r.
Co. Ex. Committee
The County Democratic Executive
committee met at Pickens, S. C., Aug.
3d, 1918, N. A, Christopher chariman
and W. C. Smith acting as secretary,
the following members being present:
W. C. Smith, W. T. O'Dell, B. J. John
ston, P. .P. McDaniel, W. E. Hill, W.
R. McKinney, J. O. Hughey, J. W.
Wood, C. A. Julien, G. N. Garrett, W.
R. Dalton, M. J. Boggs, F. F. Williams,
R. L. Boggs, J. E. Friddle, W. M. Ba
ker, A. C. Sutherland, M. W. Hester
and Ed D. Chastain.
First on program was the assessment
of candidates which was fixed as follows:
State Senate, $25.00; Legislature, $20.00;
Supervisor, $25.00: County Commission
er, $15.00; Probate Judge, $15.00; Coro
ner,, $5.00. Magistrates, for Easley,
Liberty and Pickens townships, $7.50,
each; Dacusville, Pumpkintown, Easta
toe and Hurricane townships, $2.50,
each; for the towns of Central and Cal
hound, $5.00, each, and Cateechee $2.50.
Schedule for campaign meetings were
fixed as follows:
Easley, Saturday, August 10, 2 p. im.
Liberty, Tuesday, August 13, 11 a. in.
Central, Thursday, August 15, 11 a. in.
Six Mile, Saturday, August 17, 11 a. m.
Dacusville, Tuesday, August 20, 11
Pumpkintown, Wednesday, August
21. 11 a. i.
Antioch, Thursday, August 22, 11 a. in.
Pickens, Saturday, August 24, 11 a. m.
The first primary election will be held
on the fourth Tuesday, August 27, 1918.
Time for filing pledges and paying as
sessments close Friday, August 9th, at
12 o'clock, meridian.
e Respectfully submitted:
N A. CHRiS'OPrR,
\V. C. Surii, County Chairman.
August :td 1918.
Red Cross Thanks
the Papers for Help
To the Publishers of America:
On behalf of the American Red Cross
may we express our deep appreciation
and indebtedness for the splendid co
operation and practical support, in both
the editorial and news columns, which
you have given to every effort of the
War Council, and especially to the Sec
ond War Fund Campaign?
Our subscriptions went over the top
by more than seventy per cent, and
this splendid achievement is due in no
small part to the advertising and news
editorial help of the newspapers, maga
zines, farm press and trade -papers
throughout the entire United States.
Your co-operation was invaluable.
We want you to know that you a.xe en
titled to feel a sense of the keei.est
satisfaction for the patriotic service
you have rendered and the help you
have given. You will be interested to
know that the total amount reported as
having been subscribed up to July 1st
was $170,036, 394.
Very truly yours,
American Red Cross War Council'
T1his is campaign year and you will
want your county pap)er. D~on't let
your subscription expire.
of Mr. Blease this year, and if there
has been misrepresentation it is by his
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State Board of Charitie
Make Report 4
Following is a report of the State
Board of Charities and Corrections on
condition of the Pickens county jail:
Sheriff R. R. Roark, jailer. Visited
July 12, 1918, by Assistant secretary
Broyles, with the sheriff's son, the
sheriff being away from home. Pres
ent in jail, one white man and two ne
gro women. The average daily popula
tion in this jail for the past two and a
half years has been approximately 7.
There have been no changes made in
the plant, management. or equipment
of the Pickens jail since our third in
spection, The sheriff was using the
large room on the first floor for two ne
gro women and had the white male
in the cell block upstairs. The beds in
the jail are in bad shape, most of the
mattresses being torn and worn out,
and all of them infested with bugs.
The white man was sleeping on a pallet.
and when asked why he did not use the
wall bunks, he replied that the bugs
were too bad on them.
The condition of the beds cannot be
materially bettered until new ones are
provided,and we therefore recommend
that the Supervisor and Commissioners
discard all the old mattresses now in
use, and substitute cotton pads, fitting
these with canvas slip covers which can
be taken off and washed frequently,
and which will more than double the
wear of the pads. We further recom
mend that the commissioners have the
jail screened thruout, both windows and
doors; that the interior walls be white
washed and the steel work painted, the
latter being needed especially to stop
the rusting of the bars in the cell block;
and finally, that medical service be pro
vided for by paying the county physi
cian for-- and requiring him to- make a
Score Card Report on
1. Jail Plant: Permanent Features:
1. Location ----------------
: 2. Separation of Prisoners' Quarte
3. Prisoners' Quarters:
(1) Fire Hazard-.....
(3) Facilities for Classification
(4) Sanitary facilities .
(5) Cell facilities and type.. --
(Total score under Section I)
11. Sheriff's Management: Methods al
1. Jailer's General Duties.
2. Records of Prisoners .
3. Prisoners' Quarters: Conditions
4. Classification of Prisoners.
5. Personal Hygeine of Prisoners
6. Prisoners' Food and Feeding.
7. Discipline and Occupation of Pri
('Total score under Section II).
IIl. County Commissioners and the Jai
1. Jail's Equipment and Repair
2. Medical Service for Prisoners .
3. Financial Management
(Total score under Section 11I)
Complete score on this Jail.
July 12th, 1918.
Rules in Regard
To Buying Sugar
Pickens, S. C., August 5, 1918.
r4o Local Food Representatives of
G;entlemen: The food administration
has ordered that all retail merchants
keep an accurate account of all sugar
sold1 to their customers, and they are
further required to make a carbon copy
showing the amount of sugar sold, to
whom sold, and the date of the selling
andl at the end of each week mail the
carbon copy to Sam B. Craig at Pick
ens to be checked and filed in Columbia.
The rule is the same as heretofore, two
pounda to town customers and five
pounds to customers living in the coun
try. No family can .buy during one
month more than twvo p~ounds for each
member of the family. If there are
three members of the family they are
ent-itled to six pounds of sugar each
I have 104 1-4 aeres of go
of Martin gi'aded sehool;4
dwelling house; four-room te
extra fine .pasture. Public
Known as S. A. C. Martin ol
Will take $60 per acre. ']
This is a bargain. If int
Si Mile section see me.
J. A. RCO'
s and Corrections
)n Pickens County Jail
physical examination of each new pris
oner within 18 hours of commitment, to
vaccinate against smallpox when indi
cated, and to make weekly inspection of
the prisoners' food and quarters, all
this in addition to serving special cases
on call as at present. We recommend
that the sheriff take immediate steps to
rid the jail of vermin in the cell block.
Destroy all the mattresses that are
torn, and disinfect the others. Remove
everything from the cell block, and
thoroly disinfect the entire place, pay
ing especial attention to all cracks in
which the vermin might hide. Watch
the jail carefully for vermin, and im
mediately take similar steps to get rid
of it whenever it appears in the future.
It is cruel to confine people in a build
ing that is infested with bugs, especial
ly when the law assumes that every
prisoner is innocent until proven guilty.
Have the floors scoured and the steel
work mopped off with a damp rag week
ly; have all blankets in use washed at
least monthly, and wash those used by
each prisoner as he leaves, giving each
new inmate clean blankets for his bed.
Require each new prisoner to bathe
thoroly when admitted to the jail, and
see that this requirement is carried out.
Add the age, sex, and race to the jail
book, and keep it posted right up to
date always, instead of waiting until
the end of the-month to post it up. Fi
nally, give the prisoners three meals
daily, including in their diet fresh meat
or fish at least twice.weekly and giving
them some syrup - for supper now and
State Board of Charities and
Albert S. Johnstone,
Pickens County .Jail:
-- --- -- 15 1.
rs from Jailers' Residence 10 1(
--- ---- --------------.. -- 45 :
------------------------ 100 31
---------------"----------- 10 711
-- 60 24
------------- 14) 2.10
. . . - - 50 :12
- 80 80
- - . - (KO !i2
soners . -25 25
_ -- - - - - - -- --1(111 :10 2
-- 80 8
.. ........- 10 0
--- 200 74
AuI EW S. JOHNSONE, Secretary.
month, but have to buy in lots of two
and five pounds aa stated above.
Please see the merchants in your
town and community and if these rules
are not carried out to the letter adlvise
me so that I can report the matter to
the food adlministrator at Columbia.
I would thank you very kindly to give
this your very prompt attention.
Yours very truly,
Sam B. Craig,
Voodl Administrator for Pickens Co.
paign Meeting Wed.
Fred 11. Dominick and Wyatt Aiken,
candlidartes for congress, will address
the voters of Pickens at the court house
Wednesday morning, August 7, at 11
o'clock. Trhey will also speak at Eas
ley at 8:30 p. mn. on same date.
Read the Special Notice column.
)d level land within half mile
10 acres cleared; nine-room'
riant house; two good barns;
road runs through place.
i home place.
'erms to suit purchaser.
erested1 in farm lands in the
R, SIX MILEJ
Managers of Elec
tion Appointed Sat.
Following is the list of managers
of the various precincts appointed by
the county executive committee Satur
Antioch-E C Bowie, It M Lusk, A
Alice Mill-Roy IR Smith, J S King,
W E Hill.
Cateechee-J F Williams, Joel It
Griffin, C D Gaillard.
Central-T T Arnold, J S Hall, E 13
Calhoun-N M Boggs, C R Lawrence,
W B Cochran.
Cross Plains- (At M W Hester's
store) Frank Hester, G W Holcombe,
W M Howard.
Crosswell-J 0 Hughey, W C Kay,
M L Loggins.
I)acusville--J J Ponder, S B Looper,
'P L Jones.
Easley-t G Sheck, J B Jameson, S
Easley Mill No. 1-J M Jones, F E
Farr, K Z Whitmire.
Easley Mill No. 2-F F Williams, G
B Byrd, It C Robinson.
Flat Rock-W F Young, 11 G Fow
ler, M J Boggs.
Glenwood-C B Hagood, J J Sims, R
Holly Springs-Ed Stewart, W R
Price, E I) Chastain.
Isaqueena-R Ramseur, John James.
C J Tarrant.
Julian's Store -W 1) Freeman, W C
Capps, C A Julin.
Kings-T S Ramsey, F C Stewart, J
Liberty---W S Parsons, J .1 Gantt,
John 'I' Boggs.
Looper's Gin --E L Jones, It M Hill, J
Mile Creek J L Murphee, J E Nix
W G Roper.
Norris E C McWhorter, J A Whiten
Ernest 11 Mullinix.
Pickens-it E Bruce, P 1lenley Por
ter, W I Freeman.
Pickens Mill--Il E: Jones, John Wes
ley Julian, W J Bridgman.
Peters Creek--J E Singleton, ,
Edens, J E Friddle.
Pumpkintown-Robert Jones, J I
Roper, J Butler Chastain.
Praters-E H Watson, F B Mur
phree, G C Bolding.
Pleasant Grove -J F Rigdon, W I
Hendricks, J I Burgess.
Shady Orove- - John W Thomas, S A
Bryant, Taylor Jones.
Six Mile--.J A Roper, D E Garrett,
W It Mann.
Respect fully submitted,
N. A. Christopher,
W. C. Smith, Secretary.
August :3, 191.
Notice to Old Soldiers
Notice to the Surviving Confederate
Soldiers and Sailors of Picken
You are requested to meet at your
places of election in your township or
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 tiral
Monday in September, 1918, to elect r
County Pension Hoard for the following
year: 13. C. JOHNSON,
Chairman Pension Board of Pickem
THIS IS THE FIRE FAN
Here we~ have ai Fire Fan, Hie al
wvays he*ats thme Fire C'ompany to th
fIres with' hIs lit tie ('hemicalm Extfi
j'"lthher ft 1 ha:s the 19:mze (out by 111
- ' ' -their Ilose U~ncollei
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Auditor Townes Says
Assessment Too High
The following letter was written by
Auditor Townes to the State Tax Com
mission before he received the notice
to appear before the governor, and
it makes very interesting reading:
Pickens, S. C, July 26, 1918.
South Carolina Tax Commission,
Columbia, S. C.
Sirs: Will say in answer to yours of
the 10th inst. that I have added the 10
per cent to the mules and horses in'
this county; also that I am going to add
the 117 per cent to the value of land in
this county because I am forced to or
suffer removal from office, although 1
know beyond a doubt that it is out of
proportion to adjoining counties,. for
the following reasons:
First-That we have something like'
125,000 acres of waste land in the
county that is absolutely worthless.
Second-That there is more difference
in the assessed value of Greenville at
$9.50 and Pickens at $8.22 and Ander
son at $12-at least there ought to be.
Pickens ought to be something like
$5.00 or $5.50 to bo in line with them.
1 have talked with different parties
from these counties and they all say
there is more difference. These parties
are in position to be good judges of the
relative value of the land in the differ
Third--That we have something like
5,000 acres that will sell for $100 per
acre; we have something like 1,500 or
2,000 acres that will sell for $150 per
acre; then we have something like
30,000 or 40,000 acres that will sell for
from $50 to $95 per acre; then we have
something like 50.000 or 60,000 acres
that will sell for Irom $30 to $50 per
ace; then we have several thousand
acres that will sell for from $15 to $30;
then we have just thousands of acres.
that will sell for only $2 to $15 per
acre. Therefore I am honest in my
belief that the actual average selling
value of lands in this county would not
go over $15 per acre, and I don't be
lieve it would go very much over $12.
There are plenty of others in this
county who will tell you the same thing.
Fofbrth-The increase is absolutely
useless, as the mills the legislature
fixed (9x) would raise enough mon
ey for state taxes. The Icounty
would have plenty also. The people of
Pickens county are willing to pay thoir
pro rata share of taxes, but they are
not willing to pay more than their
part. They think this raise is unjust
and I am only doing my duty in trying
to get it adjusted in a satisfactory man
ner as they are expecting me to fight
it out for them. There will he just lots
of people in the county that will light
me because they think I am the cause
of this raise. You could put on more
mills easier than you could raise their
Fifth-What are you going to do with
the :3 mills constitution school and the
.special school tax? When you try to
vote off the special levy you are going
to get things in a mess sure enough
get things startedl that it will take
years to overcome. Ruin lots of schools.
Sixth-You haven't shown by facts
and figures why Pickens county should
be assessed at $8.22. I sent the county
chairman the notice the next day after
receiving it. I guess he overslept his
A fter reading these facts if you still
thn heln ought to b~e assessed at
$82 ltm know and I will put it on.
I am leaving it to you.
H. A. TOWNES,
Auditor Pickens County.
IMrs. Elbert Perry of the George's
Creek section is reported as having had
a slight stroke of paralysis the latter
part of last weelk. At this time she is
gebjing along very well.
Mr. William F. Ariail of the Enon
section, left the city on No. 29 last Fri
day morning bound for Hot Springs,
Arkansas, where he goes to be treated
fer rheumatism. Mr. Arial has been
suffering with this disease for several
months and he and his friends hope that
he wil come home soon a oured man.
IDuring an electric storm last Satur
Sday afternoon Eghtning struck the st&~
ple of the Metheo' t church at Easley
cotton 'mills, sp ing it from pinna
- ele to base. During the same after
e noon, a cow helonging to Wmn. Sanuders,
who 'residleS near t he city. w'as st ruck
*:ru1?'k and killed at the same time.