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Of PiTkens CoHntyTHE PICKENS SENTINEL
Established 1871-Volume 48 PICKENS, S. C., OCTOBR 24, 1918 Number 25
Went Over Top
Clemson College, October 19.
The Clemson-Calhoun community ha,
gone decidedly "over the top" in the
Fourth Liberty Loan campaign. Ter
thousand dollars was the allotment for
the Oconee side and $10,000 for the
Pickens side. The committee of the
Oconee side consisting of Prof. S. M.
Martin, Mr. D. B. Rosecrans, Mr. J.
L. Seal, Miss Margaret Morrison, Miss
Louise Simpson and Mr. T. F. Dargan
has raised $15,000. The committee for
the Pickens side consisting of Prof. J.
E. Hunter. Prof. W. W. Clugh, Mr.
0. R. Doyle, Mr. S. W. E~vans, Mr. B.
F. Robertson and Mr. F. H. Clink
scales has also raised practically 50 per
cent more than the allotment. Besides
these pledges (totaling practically $35,
000) about $9,000 has been pledged by
students of the college.
Prof. R. E. Lee, head of the archi
tectural division of the engineering
department, has secured a leave of ab
sence and will become a major in the
construction div sion of the army to be
located for the present in Washington.
His work will be architectural and he
will be under Colonel F. M. Gunby, a
Clemson 'graduate who is now in the
construction division of tb army.
Mr. E. P. Earle, a m ber of the
class of '96, has been secured to take
charge of the wood work division of
the engineering department, vice-Prof.
W. W. Routen, who died of pneumonia
last weeK. Mr. Earle has had varied
experience in engineering work and is
well prepared for his new duties.
p Mr. W. W. Bryant, who has been
general secretary of the Clemson Y.
M. C. A. since the resignation of J. IM.
Stoney, has resigned his secretaryship
and will leave October 24 for the Ar
tillery Officers Training Camp at Camp
Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Ly.
Everybody at Clemson College was
grieved to hear of the death October
14, in Fredericksburg. Va., of I)r.
Patrick I1. Mell, who was president of
Clemson College from 1902-1910.
Death of Mrs. B. F. Robertson
Mrs. B. F. Robertson died at Clem
son College Saturday afternoon from
pneumonia following influenza. She
leaves a husband and three children,
Benjamin and Amy Bowen, step-chil
dreu, and Hattie Bowen, father and
mother, Mr. and .Mrs. M. A. Boggs of
Liberty and several brothers and sis
ters. The burial was at Liberty Sun
day afternoon. Mrs. Robertson was a
member of the Presbyterian church
and was a devoted Christian worker.
More Questionnaires to Be Sent
Classification by the local boards of
the new registration has been so rapid
that questionnaires soon wvill be sent to
youths of 18 and men between 37 and 46
years old, it is announced from Wash
Notice to Farmers.
Under authority of the State Food
Administration farmers are required to
have Miller's Certificates to presnt to
their merchants when buying flour.
Please bear this in mind.
Sam H. Craig, County Food Admr.
Death of Miss Fannie Mitchell.
Miss Fannie Mitchell, the youngest
daughter of Mr's. Theresa Thomas dliedi
at her home Oct. 10th., of Spanish in
fluenza. During the ten days of her ill
ness she was attended by Dr. Wall, who
with loving friends and relatives did all
that loving hands could do to save her
Miss Fannie was born vnd raised it
the Six Mile section Pickens county anm
lived there all the time urtil about tw<
years ago when she accepted a positio:
in the Telephone office at Easley. A
the time she was taken sick she was t<
have been married to Mr. Walker Flem
ming af the Piedmont section. Every
thing was packed and ready for the wed
ding trip. She was survived by he:
mother, sever, brothers and sisters, a
follows; W. M. Mitchell, Greenville
Mrs. W. M. Stone, Mrs. J. A. Gilstra~
Central, Mrs. J. C. Merck, Pickens, F
A. andl E. M. Mitchell, Six Mile an<
Avery Mitchell in France. Miss Fanni<
was buried at Gap Hill cenietary by th<
side of her father who preceeded her
She wills be greatly missed for to knov
her was to love her. The family havy
the sympathy of the en tire communit
In their loss.
A self-culture club was organized
last Fjiday at the home of Mrs. Jas.
P. Carey, Jr. Mrs. A. Coleburn, state
organizer, gave a splendid talk on the
general purposes and plans of the club.
She laid special stress upon the impor
tance of making it a worth-while club,
by means of which the standard- of
home life shall be placed upon higher
plane, and as the circle of influence
shall widen, social conditions will be
Mrs. Coleburn is a deeply interesting
woman and a woman who feels so
keenly the need of giving the women of
our country a broader vision of their
opportunities and responsibilities. Es
pecially is she interested in her own
Southland, and is putting forth every
effort in her power to bring about bet
ter homes and soleial conditions among
the people she calls her own.
Her gentle manner and her ability to
present what you cannot fail to believe
lies nearest her heart, are two charac
teristics that admirably fit her for the
splendid work she is doing. She is
certainly the right woman in the right
All members were made to feel the
great need of concerted efforts, if we
ever expect to bring our homes and
social life up to the standard that has
been raised by modern educational
"No man liveth to himself" was
never so true as it is today. Our so
cial relations are so interdependent, so
complicated, that any one should feel
it an honor to he permitted to engage
in the noble work of lifting humanity
to a higher plane.
Quite a large number have joined the
club. The following officers were
elected: President, Mrs. Jas. P. Carey,
Jr.; first vice-president, Mrs. M. C.
Smith; second vice-president, Mrs.
Earl Lewis; secretary, Mrs. Jas. Gantt;
treasurer, Mrs. J. M. Stewart.
~.L PICKENS CHAPTER
SF RED CROSS NOTES
Rules for Mailing Chrtstmas
Oily one package may he
sent to each mani, enclosed in a
staidard cartoni furnisihed by
the RAI Cross.
Cartons will bo distribu ted to
Cha lpters by November Isi;.
No parcels may be mailed af
ter November 15, 1918.
I'lhe label issued to ilihe man
overseas by the army auw hori
Ities and forwarded by him to
some relative or friend inl this
country will n title the holder
to apply to the local Rted Cross
or ganization for one carton.
Th~le cartons must be p)acked
by t he relatives or friends and
declivered un wrapped and unla
beled to the Red Cross to be
weighedl, inspected, wtapped(,
Jiabeledi and delivered to the post
No) package may weigh morec
than three pounds.
No written messages may bet
The sender must fuIrnmish thet
necessary postage from place of
mailing to Hloboken, N. J.
Each parcel must hear the la
bel recei vedi from abroadi w ith
the name and1 add ress of the
soldier and the inspection label
of the American Red Cross.
Inspeted( parcels must re.
main in the custod.> of the Ret
Cross unmt i! deliver-ed by its rep
resen)ta atives to( the post office.
- In the event of a Christmnas
parcel label being lost, no dui
r p~licate cana be issuedI This rulk
s can not bie ailtered~ by anlyblody
D~o you knowv that the editor of
newspaper can in his rou nds ask a hun
dred persons, '"vhat is the news'?" an,
- ninety out of the huntired will :a
''"nothing special."' and yet Ii fty ouit
that number k now somnethinmg that if n.
'found in the nex t Inaper~ will atonis
them greatly and make the'm maddje
'than hornets. Don't be afraid to le
the newspaper man know..t.
-Only one chance of a Hun vic
-Only one chance of causing t
and lives to prove a vain sacrifice.
-Germany's one chance Is that
of victory, might lessen her efforti
and, through over-confidence, slack
--Our government knows that G<
of desperation, the wild strength <
possesses that brutal cunaing whic
an opportunity. She is still a pow4
We In America must see to
Is smashed so that never ags
Into such agony and sufferin
the past four years. Force to
must be our only thought, our
assured-until the war Is fM
-Failure on the part of the r
there is yet a gigantic task before
disastrously, would open to the Hur
--The demands of our army and
our gallant Allies are constantly in(
war ends. We must, therefore, car
ever, dispense with our consumptic
vices, and lend the money thus sai
government can purchase the labor
up. The government has devised
for the individual to save in this wa;
the purchase of
in the Purchas
HEII.LP WIN THE WAR -
They pay inter,
of 4 per c(n;t pc
Central goes "over the top" on the
Fourth Liberty Loan $5,000. The lady
workers are due a great deal of the
credit for putting it over. Central is
too proud and too patriotic to do less
than go over the top. She has many
brave boys in France fighting for lib
erty and freedom, and she will stand by
them to the last ditch. Farmers' Hank
apportioned $26,900; raised $30,500.
Bank of Central apportioned $19,400;
rlsed $20,200. All reports are not in
yet for either bank.
Mr. J. D). Christopher and wife, who
have been very ill wvith influenza, are
improving rapidiy. Mr. Christopher
camne here from Anderson where he
had been bookkeeper for some time for
the Sullivan Hardware Company, lIe
will take charge of the bookkeeping at
Mrs. HI. E. Seaborn, who has be~en
confined to her room for a few (lays on
account of illness, is out again. She
has made many friends since coming
here because of her very pleasing man
-Mr. Ed Young, who has been the
efficient and accommodating bookkee per
for the Hlobbs-Henderson Company'
since their opening business here, is
expecting to be called into service v'ery
soon. Everybody in Central and sur
rounpings will miss Ed if lhe goes, for
he is liked by every one who knows
:him. Ed' is one of Central's brightest,
most hustling young men. But Edl is
patriotic and willing to sacrifice any.
thing to help win the war.
IW. E. Pinson has i'cceptedl a position
with H11obbs- Henderson Company here,
and will wvelcome his oldl friendIs in to
Dlr. E'u gene Pendlleton, paistor of the~
F'lirist Haptist church here, will lev.
f f'or France ahout the first of next
tmonth, le goes its chaplain.
h The News hias .iust reachedl hero- t. .:
r Dr. Iliort on of P enhnll ti ,ItI.
tie fearful outpouring of our blood
America, dazzled by the prospect
i on which Allied victory depend;
en in her prosecution of the war.
)rmany still has the frenzied power
>f madness; and that she still
1i never fails to take advantage of
-r that menaces all free nations.
It that the power of the Hun
In shall the world be drawn
I as It has undergone during
the utmost, force to the limit,
sole Impulse, until victory is
dividual American to realize that
our armies would prolong the war
ia their only hope of victory.
navy and of the fighting forces of
,reasing and will not end until the
y on to the end-inust, more than
in of non-essential goods and ser
'ed to our government so that the
and material whieh we have given
a practical and profitable method
v for VICTORY, and that is through
e of W. S. S.
- BUY ALL YOU CAN
3st at the rate
r anruw, corn.
Ilenry Gaines and Dexter Kelley,
who 'have been ill with the "flu," are
Mrs. Margaret Tarrey was hurriedly
called to Atlanta last Saturday on ac
count of the serious illness of her sis
ter, Mrs. May Hatten.
Increase in TFaxes of County.
TIhe county t ax paying season opened
last Tuesday, and Treasurer H inton re
ported that the total payments on the
first dayI amounted to about. %00, which
if taken as a barometer, indlicates that
the colle'ctions will be paid in early this
yeuar. Mr. Hlinton attributes this to the
fact that money is more plentIiful in the
coun Iray. lHe anticipa tes fe w dlelinque-n ts
this year a comp~aredl with formier yers
The taxes in Pickens county this year
amount to $200),000)) as comp lared with
$1601,0100 last year. This increase is due
cieflyI to lhe i ncrease in assessed
vablaes of propeorty andl to the advance
in taxation of rail road's andl cot ton mills.
I hope these few lines will find a lodg
ing pla(ce ini your good patper also in the
hearts of all the people. I want to, in
my weak wvay, to express may heart-felt
thanks and gratitude to all the good peo
ple of P'ickens and elsewhere for their
k indIness shown us in our bereavement.
May God bless every one. It did our
hearts good to know that our dlear boy
Charlie left so many good loving friends
behind. I also want to thank Hrother
Field for his kindness to us. May Glod
bless, keep nnd preserve that dlear man,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McNeely.
SHEN in need of
what we, can
m* do beforea you
Easley Had 1,000
Cases, 8 Deaths
Practically All the New Influ
enza Patients Are in Families
Where the Disease ias Been
The influenza situation in Easley is
rapidly improving. Last week more
than 1,000 cases were reported in the
city. In only about fifteen cases has
pneumonia developed, and there have
been but eight deaths.
While there are a few cases break
ing out here and there, they are all in
families whpre the disease has been be
It is thought that every case will
have recovered and the entire epidemic
wiped out within two weeks. Churches
and schools will be closed for another
week in order to avoid any possibility
ot a renewal of the epidemic.
Pleasant Grove News
Cotton picking is the order of the
We are now having plenty of new
molasses, new corn bread and sweet
- "taters," and some of them seem to
have plenty of booze.
). L. Barker, who has been com
plaining most of the summer, has got
ten to where he doesn't go around very
much, but we hope he will soon be able
to again be about his duties.
John Medlin, who has been working
with the county scrape, came home
sick last week.
IDr. J1. M. Crenshaw paid the home of
G. B. Fortner a vist the 6th of October
ahd left a fine boy. Ile also had a very
sick child but it is better at this writ
Reuben Burgess and Mrs. Mary Jane
Fortner were married at this place on
October 7th by G. I. Mayfield, N. P.,
of Marietta R-2. Mrs. Fortner, before
her first marriage, was a daughter of
Rev. A. M. Simmons, of near Pick
ens, preached a very forcible sermon
at this place recently. ie told us of
some things that are damning the
churches today, and said we must re
pent and get ourselves right with God
before we can ever receive His bless
ings that Ile has promised us. The
writer bids Brother Simmons Godspeed
in the great work he has undertaken
and that he may accomplish great good.
PA" . S.
David Pilgrim Dead
David Pilgrim died at. the home of
his brother, Jim C. Pilgrim, on Satur
(ay night, the 12th of October, and
was buried at Six Mile the day follow
ing. The funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. C. B. Atkinson. ie
left four brothers, one sister and three
half brothers and a host of relatives
and1( friends to mourn his decath.
D~avid w as 18 years of age and was
expecting to be called into service at
any time, ie had been left homeless,
for nearly a year. His father, Sam P.
Pilgrim, died about two years ago, and
his muot her has been dead for many
Tie now has a brother at Camp .lack
50on. Dav idt wats an indultstiou s young
man. Ile saved what his father left to
him andl alnso had a goodt cotton erop,
whl ichi is valued at about $300.
D~orcas Ozelle Robertson
Our home wats madle 5sad 01n Wednes
dlay evening, September 25th, when the
dleath angel took our little swee t daugh
ter, D)orcas Ozelle, agedl four years and
five months She was a bright, cheer
ful child and a favorite among the
children. Even here in the home the
brothers seemed to be plartial to her.
When retiring at. night I would help
her pray, then she woula ask mec to
help her repeat some of God's Wordl.
1Hcr favorite scripture was the 23rd
Psalm. She loved her Sunday school
and mission meetings, and wvas cer
tainly a cheerful little giver. We
hated to give her up buit yielded to the
will of our heavenly father, who krnows
best, for ''le (doeth all things well."
I know she is in safe hands, andl it
seems that 1 can hardly wait to walk
the streets of glory with her'. D~uring
her sickness it seemed to mc that she
was gone. These words would run
through my mind:
"A pecios on 'fro us isgo,
ce w lev i isstill;
A place i \ i avan t in our home
Which never can be filled.''
The German Government has
sent out another peace note, an
attempt to answer President
Wilson's last note. The full
text has not been received by
the State department at Wash
ington. The note received by
wireless is believed to be !slight
ly gIrbled in the important sen.
tences regarding conditions for
the evacution of invaded terri
tory and for an armistice, but
nevertheless it is considered an
awkward attempt, to mleet the
conditions laid down by Presi
dent Wilsoti for the considera
tion of an armistice and makes
the signif icnt declaration that
the government in Berlin is no
longer responsible to a single
arbitrary influence-the kaiser
-but is supported by an over
whelming majority of the Ger
Here are the Seven Chief Fea
tures of the Hun Reply.
l-Germany a crept s lrinci pies
that; armistice proceedure be left
to "military" judgemiienit.
2-Gerima y delies that, the
Germtian navy purposely de
troyed lifeboats ov pasf'ngers
onl tho high seas.
3-Germany protests allega
ions of illeral action on Ilnd,
saying that, t roops had been in
structed to spare privat e proper.
41 -- Germanii y decla'es th at the
peace offer cimes Ifroi a Gov
ernment, "free from airbitrary
and irresponsible inifluene',"
In11d is supported by the over*
whehn I ling maljorit y of the pwo.
5-The Gernmn"Il Governlmnt
has issued orders tr. all subma
rinle comlmilanders "preclui(ding
the torpedoint of passenger
shi)s)," but, thnote stat ed the
Govermnient, cold nlot. giaranl1
tee tha1t all tIhe U-boat. coeinnIan
ders wold receive the order.
G-- 'ermlianly aIsks thait. tihe
arimlistice he left to tohe iiilitary
leaders on hoth ides, expressing
the lope that President Wilson
volld ot approve dema nds irre
conci lble wi th Gernman honor.
'lThe note says the Ger'mani
arm y looters are being pun ished
and~ sutggvsts a1 ~onui Ission) of
netralPt s to 'probe charI i of~ *
Gerei'.in otrage~s oil land ;and
bel ie'v(d to be the (desire of: Ger
mean peole, no0 0one believes that
ani in uediate cessation of hos
lilitiles is in sight.
It gives me pleasure to hand you my
check for $1.50 to cover my sublscription)
to the Sentinel for another year, in re
sp)onse to your card.
I am sure the people of P'ick ens county
regret to note Gary Hliott's resignation
but I knowv they are highly pleased with
the new editor. I read with a great
dleal of interest your editorial on build
ing up the town of Pickens, and I wish
you much success in your endeavors
along this line. Nothing pleases the
people who claim Pickens as their borne
more than to point with pride to the
"State of Pickens" as being a good
With sincere good wishey, I remain,
Chas. E. Robinson, .Jr.
GO eenville, S. C.