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'OFFICIAL PAPER H IK N E TN Lusrto rc
SOf Pickens tounty
Established 1871- Volume, 48 P'ICKENS. S. C., SEPTE'11+MBER 12, 1918Nu er1
In the second primary Tues
day some offices were closely
contested, and it may take the
official count to decide who
wins. With' all boxes heard
from, with the exception :of
Norris, the vote for county
officers stands as follows:
For State Senator
Earle -----------------.. . .1143
Leopard --------------... -1250
McKinney ---_ -.-_.....-----1280
Finley --------------- --1430
Hendricks--------------.. . 1230
Beasley . ...---------------- 857
In the supervisor's race unofficial re
turns have been received from all
boxes in the county and McKinney
seems to be elected by 16 votes.
At 2 a. m. Wednesday morning par
tial returns from every county in the
state gives the following vote for the
various stite offices:
U. S. Senate, Short Term--Peeples,
20,114; Pollock, :35,013.
Attorney General---Sapp. 22,736;
Railroad Commissioner' -Arnold, 30.
184; Richardson, 23,593.
Commissioner of Agriculture -- Garri
son, 24,644; H arris, 28,782.
Comptroller General - Elmore, 14,484;
Osborne, 21.392; Sunmersett, 12,398.
From the returns now in it appears
certain that the election of Pollock as
U. S. senator for the short term is as
sured. From presdht indications the
lead Wolfe has over his opponent,
Claude N. Sapp, can not be overcome,
and that the Anderson man' will be
The result of the other 9flices are in
doubt, and there is the possibility of a
third race between the candidates for
Comptroller General, Osborne contest
jng with one of the other opponents.
Official Vote for Congress
Co -ty Aiken Dominick
Abbeville 827 791
Anderson .2595 3062
Greenwood 1262 1050
Newberry. 1196 1637
McCormick .. 455 329
Oconee........... 1543 1190
Pickens .-.-.------1288 1537
Totals---- ..-9166 9596
p ~James K. Lathemi Dead
Mr. James K. Lathem, familiarly
called "J. K." by those who knew him,
died at his home near Mt. Carmel
church, in the eastern part ot the
county, on Thursday evening, Septem
ber 6th, after an illness of less than a
wek, from an attack of indigestion
which developed into inflammation of
the stomach. He was taken sick Sun
day afternoon but was not considered
in a serious condition until the day of
Mir. Lathem was a prominent citizen
of the county. and was about 63 years
of age. He was born and raised on the
place where he died. He was a good
Christian and a member of Carmel
He is survived by his wife, who was
Miss Emma Lenhardt, and the follow
ing children: B. D., Mrs. Viola Birock
man of Greenville county, R. L., J. G.
at Camp Jackson, Henry in France,
Kay, Misses Alma and Nancy Jane,
and two living brothers, L. 0. Lathem
of Greenwood and G. W. L~athem of
The funeral was conducted at his
home by Rev. R. P. Mitchell, pastor,
and the body laid to rest in the family
burying ground near his residence, at
tended by a large concourse of sorrow
ing friends and relatives.
Truly a good man has gon ohsjs
To the bereaved family we extend
our heartfelt .xympathies in this their
hour of sorrow.
All the money you lend Uncle Sam
when you buy W. S. S. is spent on
-things for our snldiur.
RED CROSS NOTES
The Pickens County Chapter has re
ceived its first allotment from the Re
clamation Bureau, of 1,000 cotton un
dershirts and has accepted the (same,
This reclamation work is a new one un
dertaken by the Red Cross and is an
important service which it can render
the United States army. In this work,
the workers are rendering an exalted
service to our boys. Will all the branch
es take note of this, and notify the Di
rector of Woman's Work how many of
these undershirts may be sent to them
for mending? All work done by the
Red Cross is to be completed within 30
days after receiving it.
The Home Service work cannot be
too strongly emphasized. Have you a
loved one in the service to whom you
would like the Red Cross lend a helping
hand? Or perhaps you would like the
friendly hand extended to you? If so,
drop a card or see the chairman of the
Home Service work.
The Reunion branch has undertaken
a beautiful bit of Home Service by
sending the home papers to the boys
who have gone out from their commun
ity. This branch has just sent in a
splendid box of hospital garments.
The general organization of the Red
Cross has asked that local chapters dis
continue giving comfort kits. These
are given the boys at the ports of em
barkation, by the general Red Cross.
A live Red Cross chapter in lower
South Carolina has a box placed at all
places where cotton is sold, and asks
that the farmers give the price of one
pound of cotton to the Red Cross. In
this way a splendid sum is being realized
for war relief work. Will not the pa
triotic farmers of Pickens county ex
press themselves and Jend a helping
hand to the cause of humanity? Will
every woman in Pickens county send in
one fresh egg? Your, boy is probably
"over there"--the husband and father
may soon be.
The Chapter has received a nice dec
)ration from the Pickens Mill school.
The children had a "hot bed" and real
zed a nice sum from the sale of plants.
Their gift is much appreciated.
Easley has completed its quota of
mrgical dressings 115 leather pads arid
1575 gauze wipes. This not only shows
ap her splendid workers, but also in
volves considerable expenditure in mon
Crosswell has sent in a fine box of
iospital'garments and knitted articles.
cross Roads is also "at the front" with
ts quota of work completed in the same
way which characterizes the work of
the branches of the Picker: county
hapters-- everything up to the stand
In sad and loving memory of our dear
sister, Gula Powers Mauldin, who de
parted this life March 25, 1918;
Dh, how hard we tried to save her,
Prayers and tears were all in vain;
[Happy angels came and took her
From this world of toil and pain.:
You are not forgotten, sister,
Nor will you ever be;
As long as life and memory lasts
We will always think of thee,
["ew months have passed, our- hearts
As time flies on we miss her mo're.
H-er loving voice, her wvelcome face,
No one can fill her vacant place.
IForget her! No, we never will;
We loved her then--we love her still:
H~er memory is as fresh today
As in the hour she passed away.
We paused and breathed a prayer
above( the sod
And left her to rest with God.
B. B. Gilstrap Dead
.Just as we go to press, we learn with
sorrow of the death of Mr. Benson 11
Gllstrap, a prominent citizen of the
Bethlehem section of the county, who
died at his home on the 10th instant,
after an illness of three weeks, aged 69
years. He ic survived by his wife and
several children, besidIes a host of rela
tives andl friends to mourn 'his death.
The funeral was held thme day following
his death at Pickens View Methodist
Try an adlvertisement 'm The Pickens
RECIS TRM 7
To all male persons who
eighteenth birthday and shall
ty-sixth birthday on or before
by the President must registe
(a) Persons who, prior to th
the President, have registere<
approved May 18, 1917, or un
resolution of Congress appr
called for service or not. Th<
12th 1918, 7 a. m. to 9 p. m.
Chairman Local Bc
Sept. 2, 1918.
Kay Family Reunion
The writer had the pleasure of at
tending a family reunion at the resi
dence of Mr. D. L. Kay on the 28th
ult. About seventy-five of Mr. and
Mrs. Kay's relatives and friends gath
ered at their residence and after con
versing for two or three hours the bas
kets and boxes began to make their
appearance and in a few minutes a
table several feet long which had been
prepared were loaded down with good
things to eat. After everybody had
got through a line was formed and
Messrs. G. W. Gaillard and 0. H.
Johnson, photographers, took a photo
graph of the crowd.
A few songs were then sung, after
which the writer was requested to
make a talk and responded.
Mr. Kay is now in his seventy-first
year and is hale and hearty while his
better half is in her seventy-third year.
Mrs. Kay has been in feeble health for
some time--not able to do anything.
Mr. Kay has been married twice.
His first wife was Miss Mary Jane
King of Anderson county, a near rela
tive of the former "Big" Sheriff King
of Anderson, while his second wife was
Miss Robinson, a daughter of the late
David Robinson of Anderson county
and a sister of the late Mrp. Clayton
Reid of this county. Mr. Kay's union
has been blessed with nine children
five by the first marriage and four by
the last, all of whom were present ex
cept one who lived in Texas. He has
forty-seven grand and nineteen great
The following children were present:
Mrs. James Moore of Five Forks, Mrs.
Walker Barnett, Mrs. Frank Langston,
all of Anderson county; Mrs. Tom Kelly,
Mrs. B. P. and Mrs. L. 0. Smith,
Messrs. Edgar and Perry Kay of Six
Mile. Mr. Kay's brother, Mr. Chas.
A. Kay of Westminster and one sister,
Mrs. Ilenry Brooks of Anderson county,
were also present.
Mr. Kay cane from Anderson county
and settled where he now lives twenty
one years ago. He is+ an all around
good man as well as a good farmer. If
Anderson county has any more men
like himi to spare she can send them to
Pickens county, where a welcome invi
tation awaits them.
Rev. Charlie Atkinson has just closed
a series of meetings at Pleasant Hill
church and at Camp Creek church, the
result of which was an addition of
fifty-six members to the former chur-ch
and twenty-one to the latter, fifty
eight of wvhom wer-e baptized on sun-I
(lay, the 1st inist., at the two churches.
Bi-o. A tkinson has been preaching regu
lar-ly for the past five weeks, ansi he
tells us he has received 146 members
into the churches where he has been
preaching dur-ing five wveeks, and he
has one more church to hold a week's
meeting at this summer. The Lord is
crowning Bro. Atkinson's work with
success. May he live long to continue
in the Lor-d's vineyard, is our prayer.
Married, on Sunday, the 1st inst.,
about 2:30 p. in., Mr. W. HI. Scruggs to
Miss Bessie Dodson, J. Alonzo Brown,
N. P.. at the throttle. We extend con
gratulations. We have been requested
to ask the Auderson Tribune to please
Meeting at Baptist Church
Ther-e will be meetings at the Pickens
Baptist church, beginning Monday
night. September 16, and continuing
through Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs
(lay nights. This will bring us up to
Brother Comnpten's meeting. Every
b)ody is invited to come and come pray
ing that God will bless us. Song and
prayer service will begin at 8:30, fast
time and preaching wiki be imed(iately
af ter I will ask( Brother Ben Field to
h~lp in these meetings.
Our Special Notice column is o:w of
the most interesting pamrts~ of this Paper.
shall have attained their
not have attained their for- di
the day set for registration
r. The only exceptions are:
e day set for registration by 1!
I under the terms of the act p
der the terms of the public '
oved May 20, 1918, whether E
a day for Registration, Sept. J
Go to your nearest precinct L
E. P. McCRAVEY, V
lard Pickens County, S. C. V
Mrs. R. A. Bowen Dead F
We are grieved this week to chronicle e
the death of Pickens' best beloved wo
man, Mrs. R. A. Bowen, who gently c
fell asleep in Jesus just before the mid
night hour of Sept. 4th age 6.1 years.
She was a daughter of Benjamin F.
and Mary Hammett Morgan of Dacus
ville, and spent her girlhood in that
section where she was always held in
loving remembrance. She was married
to Robert A. Bowen about 48 years ago
and made her home in Pickens where I
none knew her but to love. Her home
and her church were her castles and in
those she will be especially missed. A
woman of superior intellectual endow
ments, it was a privilege to be associa
ted with and advised by her. Gentle,
courteous, refined, she typified the r
christian character of the sweetest
type, and it is a pleasure to hear her
extolled by her neighbors, who give her
that "good name" that is better than
riches. For several months her health
had failed but with an energetic will
that was unsurpassed, she was able to
keep up until one week before her
death. When the summons came she
was ready and like a baby falling asleep
she gently glided out into the "arms of
.Jesus" where she was so prepared to
go. The devotion of her husband and
children was beautiful to behold and
the heartfelt sympathy of hundreds
of friends go [out to them in this
sad hour. The surviving children
left to comfort their father are Mrs.
R. M. I-Hlden of Calhoun, Mrs. J. F.
Banister of Liberty, C. M. Bowen of
Central and Miss Florence Bowen of
Plckens. James H. and B. A. Morgan s
of Greenville are her brothers and Mrs. f
F. .1. Grillin of Pickens and Mrs. J. N.
Morgan of Central are sisters. 'Ihe 1;
funeral was held at the home on Thurs- s
day afternoon by the pastor, Rev. Mr.
Hodges, where the service was sweet o
and simple, and the interment followed s
at the Pickens cemetery.
A marriage which was quite a sur
prise to many friends in Pickens was
that of Miss Pearl Hester to Mr. WV. L.
Stallings, which occurred at the home
of the bride's parents in Pickens last C
Wednesday, September 4, the ceremo
ny being performed by Rev. J. M. I
Stewart, a former pastor of the bride.
The bride is the youngest daughter a
of Mr. andl Mr's. M. F. Hester of Pick- a:
ens and is sn attractive and vivacious
young lady of many charms. The
groom is a boiler niaker at the South
ern shops in Atlhnta and one of the
TIhe happy 'ouiple will make the'r
home at ;5 Hlendricks avenue, Atlantat,
where they will be delighted to see their
old fr'ie'nds at any time.
Six Mile Academy Opening.
Six Mile Haptist. academy began an- fi
other ei~on5~ September :3 with un
usually bright prospects for a success
ful year. A large numbe-r of' friends ir
were present opening day and among b
other good things listened to a fine ad
dress by Dr. 0. O. Fletcher of Furman di
University. Nearly 1(19 students are r<
enrliolledl. TIhe faculty consists of Prof. ir
,J. L.. Willis, principal; Prof. E. M. d<
Snow. assistant; Miss Rose Rhymes, c,
primary department, and Miss .Jean- si
ne(tte Bolt, music teacher.
Miss Mertie Grant Dead
Miss Mei'tie Grant dliedl at the home
of her parents on Centra! route 2, Au
gust 20. She was about thirty years of
age. Miss Mertie was a lady of most
cheerf'ul dlisposition andl was loved by )
all who knew her. hier' remains were
laid to rest ini G;ap iill ceeitery. 'The
bereaved family have' the sympajthy~ of (
the enit ire emzan tn .- in1 their hour of
Two Killed By Train
Near Liberty Sunday
Greenville News, Monday.
Miss Mamie Lucile Davis, aged 20
years, a well known and popular young
lady of Liberty, was almost instantly
killed, Charles Stillwell, a young man
of Columbia, was fatally injured, and
Miss Bernice Parsons, 18 years old, also
a popular young lady of Liberty, was
slightly hurt Sunday afternoon shortly
before 5 o'clock by being struck by
Southern passenger train No, 38, run
ning between Atlanta and New York.
The accident occurred about a mile
from Liberty, between that place and
The body of Misa Davis and the in
jured persons were placed aboard No.
38 and brought to Greenville, the
former being taken to the undertaking
establishment of Ramseur, McAfee &
Co. and the latter rushed to the city
hospital in an ambulance. It was re
ported from the hospital late Sunday
night that Mr. Stillwell's condition was
critical and that the best that could be
said was that he was still alive. It is
understood that he has a crushed leg
and injuries about the head. When the
train arrived in this city Miss Parsons
was able to walk, and it is likely that
she will soon be released from the hos
Miss. Davis, Miss Parsons and Mr.
Stillwell were members of a large party
of young Liberty people who went for
a Sunday afternoon stroll along the
Southern's double tracks and were in'
one group of the party which walked a
short distance in advance of a second
group. The approach of a southbound
freight train caused the three named to
move from one track to the other to
allow it to pass, and in doing so they
stepped directly in front of fast moving
No. 18, northbound, nlot hearing its ap
proach on account of the noise miade by
the freight train. Their friends walk
ing behind them saw their perilous situ
ation and yelled frantically to them,
but their voices were drowned out byv
'The train was brought to a rquick stop
and the unfortunate victins placed
aboard and rushed to this city with all
possible speed. Life had left Miss 1)a
vis' body, so the remains were taken to
the undertakers' to be prepared for
burial, while an ambulance sped to the
hospital with the injured ones. The
parents of the dead young lady, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W I)avis, arrived here
from Liberty ahout three hours after
The town of I berty and the suraoun
ding c(ommunit y was shocked and griev
ed at the news of Miss )avis' tragic
death. She was k nowns and adn:ired by
hundreds of I)eophE . her parents stat
ed last night that. all arrangemaentas had
heeni made for her to enter the Green
ville Woman's C;ollege 'l'uesday and that
she had looked forward with pleasure
to the corning college (lays.
Besides her parents, Miss )avis is
survived by a brother who is inl France,
by two other brothers, Wade and I ew
is, and one sister, L ois, who live in
Libertyv. She was the granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. 'T. .J. Harrison, of
Frankville, near Pelzer, wVho are well
known in Greenville.
Miss Parsons has been living wi th re
latives in Liberty for some time, atten
ding school ther . She is a daughter
of Mrs. .Julius E. Parsons of Picken..
Mr. Stillwell is from Columbia and
was on a visit to his uncle, C. E.
Hush, in ILiberty.
The funeral of Miss Davis will 1)0
held this aftornoon at four o'clocK at
Reedy River church, about six miles
north of Greenville. Interment will
followv in the church cemetery.
Mr. Stillwell died early Monday mnor
Mr. and Mrs. G3. C. Keith visited the
latter's parentRa. Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Hendricks, last Sunday.
Walter Chastain~ and Rudolph H en.
dlricks, of Cam, ,Jackson, spent the
week-end with homefolks.
Misses lnIlie and Pearl Jlones attend
ed services at Seconat Sunday.
Miss JIessie H. Edena has gone to
Spartanburg to enter school.
Miss Cleo Jiendlricks Spent the week
endl in Greenville
Mrs. G. A. Lynch and Boyce and An
nie Lynch, of Walhalls, spent a few
lays last week with relatives here.
Prayer meeting at Oolenoy is dloing
The Sent inJ. office has a small supaply
of Millers' Certificaites in stock which
are being sold at '40e per hundred.
\\ hn ordering hy mna mad rs -ent -)
ourt Sept. 23
List of the Jurors
Following is the list of petit jurors
'awn to serve at the next term of the
>urt of General Sessions and Common
leas which convenes at Pickens, C.
S. C., on Monday, September 23d,
118, with his Honor, Judge H. F. Rice,
)e A. Philpot, Win. A. Craig,
enry S. Rampey, C. H. Carpenter,
W. Brazeale, A. B. Taylor,
W. Hunter, C. H. Billingsly,
C. Rankin, J. M. Chastain,
P. Stephens, R. B. Byars,
r. H. Kelley. T. H. Holliday,
t. F. Owens, Sam B. Laoper,
R. Henderson, P C. Robertson,
E. Carson, E. D. Miller,
S. Dalton, Dee Burdine,
. R. McKinney, J. A. Murrell,
J. Hester, F. Edd Farr,
A. Julian, I. H. Ca!lahan,
L. Dean, John T. Hollis,
I. L. Loggins, W. E. Pinson.
am C. Boggs, Jas. A. Hendricks,
G. Sheck, W. L. Matheny.
James Campbell Dead
Mr. James Campbell of Easley died
uddenly at his home on July 29 and was
Buried at Corinth church the day fol
owing, the funeral service being con
lucted by Rev. Mr. Howard. Mr.
,ampbell was 65 years old and wias a
levoted Chr istiau. Besides a host of
riends and relatives he leaves a wife
nd seven children to mourn his death.
IC married Miss Annie Porter of Pied
ont. The children are. 'Tolly, Fur
nan. Reulal, heedy, Milton, Helton
nd Marnie. Mr. Campbell was a lov
ng husband and a devoted father, and
ill be greatly missed.
The golden gates were opened wide.
A gentle voice said 'Come,"
And angels from the other side
\Velcomed our loved one home.
Norris News Notes
Misses Margaret and Violet McQueen
f Easley were the week-end guests of
heir aunt. Mrs. John McQueen.
A goodly number attended the bap
izing at Golden Creek Sunday morning.
tev. Mr. Stansell preached a very
orceful and inspiring sermon.
Mr. and Mrs. Milford Hall and chil
ren and Miss Lena llall, all of Iva,
pent a portion of last week with the
nrmer's sister, Mrs. C. H. Hillingsly.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Howell had as their
uest Sunday Rev. and Mrs. J. Stan
Miss M1'argie Nay entertained several
I' her friends Sunday a fternoon at a
The Misses Hunter of ILiberty are the
nests this week of their aunt, Mrs.
Miss M. Pillingsly is at home from
reenville after spending a few days in
Cfeiesonville and Spartanburg.
Seaborn H. Billingsly is hack from
Edgar Gilstrap visited friends in Eas.
'y last week.
Mesdames John hell and Leora Alex
bader are v'isiting their husbandls, who
e in the naval reserve at Chairleston.
Pleasant Grove News
Tlhie election3 ~ at th is place' pass5edl oil'
ietly a~nd every onelt voted for his man
ithout discordl. There' was not. much
Corn erops seemif good in this section,
hiile red spider has played havoc with
et cotton crop. Somen think the(ir crop
cut in half by this pest anid some
aids look like they are almost ruinedl.
Mrs. Lizzie Fortner, who has been at
reenville nearly all summer, undergo
g treatment for pellagra, has come
wek home greatly improved,
Miss Elizabeth Mauldin, our county
3monstrator, paid our school a visit
icently and gave some demonstrations
canning and preserving, which no
>ubt will be a helpi to the ladies of the
>mmnunity. We welcome her back to
The road serape has recently been at
ork in this section.
W. It. Moody and family of Green
ille paid relatives and friends in this
bction a short visit last week. Mr.
Ioodly owns some Property here.
Ennfouncemient of Enlgagemnent
Mr. and Mrs. Monrot I.. .\lart in of
enIrn I annou nce the5 engagkemien t ofI
her dlaughte'r. l"annie BelleIr, to ien A t.
tosw~el I C. I ,on . oif ( '1mp .1 ackson, ii e
naririage to t e plac in(( Oi ctobe'r.