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MEET YOUR FRIENDS IN PICKENS JUNE 3rd. TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED. OLD SOLDIERS
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VOL 51, NUMBER 5. PICKENS, S. C., MAY 26, 1921.SUCRpIN$.0PRYA
Misses Christine and Nada Greene,
of Greenville, were attractive visit
or; in Pickens this week.
Mrs. H. A. Nealey is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. 0. R. Cothran, in
Attorney G. C. Christopher was in
Columbia several days this week on
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Brown, of
Columbia, are visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Gibson, this week.
Married, May 15th, Hillard Butler
and Stella Morgan, of Nimmons. W.
C. Bowen officiating.
The Alice Mill base ball team met
their first defeat of the season, last
Saturday at Liberty. Score: Liberty,
2; Alice Mill 1.
arried, May 15th, Dillard An
ders i' Conestee Couch, all of Dacus
ville. (,'emony performed by Hon.
G. W. Bof-N. P.
Miss Mary A" . * is convalescing
after having been q;.'>-, ill for the
past week. Miss Bernice 'rey has
been teaching during her illn iss.
Pickens defeated Glenweod in t1h
baseball game on the Pickens mill
diamond last Saturday, 10 to 2.
Batteries: Brtrce and Aiken; Laur
ence and \Vood.
L. V. anning, pastor of the color
ed Methodist church in Pickens, has
asked us to announce that Rev. J. C.
Diggs, pastor of Grace Methodist
church, will preach for the colored
peolle n dxt Wednesday night, June
1, at 8:30 o'clock. White people
have an invitation to attend.
The cemetery at Rocky Bottom
will be cleaned off next Saturday,
May 28. All who are interested are
.requested to be on hand and bring
neet ssary tools.
There will be Sunday school day
.at Mt. Bethel, on Pickens circuit,
Sunday, May 29. Allday services.
Some good Sunday school speakers I
will be present. The public is in
vited to the above services.
The third quarterly conference of
Pickens cricuit will be held at Port
ers Chapel Saturday, June 4. Rev.
J.. M. Steadman, presiding elder of
the Greenville district, will preach
Saturday and Sunday at 11 o'clock.
The public is invited to the above
services. 1D. P. H~udson, pastor.
Central township) siniginig conven -
tion will meet with M\t. T1abor church,
one and one-half miles southwvest of
Central, on the fourth Sunday in
*May at 2 :00 p. m. All lovers of
music are invited to come andl let us
Mrs. T. L. Bivens andl children,
'Thom~as and Frances, left Monday
for their m.-mer home -at Lake
Junaluska. Sheevas also acconmpan
led by Mrs. J. C.' ,~nings who will.
be her guest for se ral days.
Mrs. B. F. Parr 's, of Greenville,
is visiting friends in Pickens this
Ambler commun y is to put on a
community fair th s fall. This is a
very progressive section and it is
rumored that some nice prizes will
be given at the county fair this fall
for the best.: community exhibit.
County Agent Bowen is very anxious
to see other communities organize
' and will be glad to give any assist..
ance that he can in getting this
worked up. We should have at least
four or five community fairs this
- Mrs. Laura Alexander is visiting
friends in Birmingham, Ala.
Mr. #. D. Sloan, of Gre nville, was
here on business a few days this
Mr. and Mrs. Rowland, of Atlanta,
Ga., are the guests of air. and Mrs.
F. T. Cox.
Leon Robinson, of Clemson, is at
home, having had the misfortune of
cutting his finger off in the wood shop
Eighty dollars was raised for the
Salvation Army one day last week in
A scaffold has been built around
the court house in order to do some
repair work on the roof.
Students of the eighth and tenth
grades enjoyed a picnic near Prices'
store Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Eva Freeman, of Bessie Tift
College, and Claudia Alexander and
Allen Bivens, of B. M. I., are at home
for their summer vacation.
A party consisting of the
Misses Greenes, Nellie Freeman,
Sarah Farmer, Mrs. Farmer and
Messrs. Han-ed Bivens, Casty Por
ter, Boo Armstrong, Johnnie Carey
and Van Clayton spent several days
this week at Brown's Hotel.
The Pickens-Brevard highway- is in
fine shape from Pickens as far as Mr.
W. T. Gravley's with the exception of
two concrete bridges which will soon
be finished. Engineer Boo Arm
strong says he is bound for Rocky
Bottom this summer, and we hope he
will get there with the road.
The teachers of the Easley school
were guests of the young men of
Easley at a picnic at the Pickens
power and light plant Tuesday even
Mr. N. B. Moors, of Central, was
a visitor at the home of his son-in
law, Mr. Ross Moon, near Pickens
GAP HILL NEWS.
Farmers in this section are very
busy as the grass seems to be grow
ing this rainy weather.
Peopl3 of the community are glad
they have a Sunday school at Gap
Miss Floye Ferguson spent last
Sunday with her friends, Misses Viola
and Lila Stone.
Mr. Elbert Bowers and his brother,
Leonard, visited relatives in this sac
Mr. Lester Stone spent last Satur
(lay night with Mr. Oscar Stewart.
Messrs. Arthur Alexander and
Richard Gantt attended meeting at
Mr. John Edd Ferguson spent last
Sunday wvith Wesley Stone.
There is preaching at Gap Hill
every third Sunday morning andl fifth
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ferguson visit
edl relatives nea.; Pickens Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs.'Robert Gillespie vis
itedl Mr. and Mrs. Turner near Gajp
Come again, Johny Jump Up, we
like to hear from you.
We are glad Mrs. Inez Turner is
getting along nicely after undergoing
While plowing one (lay last weelp
Mr. Seaborn Stephen's mule kicked
him, knocking several of his teeth al.
most out. He was unconscious foi
sonmc time, being bruised up ver)
badly. lie is improving.
gliss Girdie Finley, of Greenville
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs
John Finley, Saturday andl Sunday.
- NITRATE SODA.
We have ordered our last shipmen
of Nitrate Soda for this season
'Those wvho are not supplied can ge
J. D). Hlolder & Soni,
GEN. M. L. BONHAM
ORATOR JUNE 3
The Confederate veterans of Pick
ens county are urged to be present
on June 3, on the occasion of the an
nual reunion. The Pickens Chapter
U. 1). C. will entertain them at dinner
on court house grounds, after the
exercises in the court house when
Gen. M. L. Bonham, of Anderson, will
make the address. In the afternoon
an-exhibition of fancy "stunts" will
be given by the aeroplane which will
be here for this occasion and the
Confederate veterans will be able to
observe sonme of the methods of mod
ern warfare. Let every one make an
effort to be present. A cordial wel
come awaits you.
The public is urged to be present
on June 3, and do honor to the Con
federate veterans of Pickens county.
There are many familiar faces that
will be missed, and that is the bet
ter reason why we should cheer the
remaining ones by our presence.
Don't forget to bring the "well
filled" basket and assist the local
U. I). C. in giving the Confederate
veterans a happy day June 3.
Come to Pickens on Juno 3 and
take a ride in the airplane.
Automobiles will be provided in
which the Confederate veterans will
be carried to the court house after
assembling on Lewis street. Each
veteran is urged to come direct to
Lewis street on arrival.
Every Daughter of the Confeler
acy is expected to assemble on Lewis
street June 3, and r -de with the Coi
federate veterans to the court house.
Will not some of the World War
veterans report at Lewis street on
June 3 and assist the U. DP C. in
looking after the Confederata vet
If you can't be present on June 3,
send a contribution for the dinner.
If you are contemplating matri
mony soon, a ride in the airship
would be a novel wedding journey.
Gen. M. L. Bonham, of Anderson,
who will address the Confederate.
veterans on June 3 needs no intro
duction to Pickens for he is well
known her: and counts his friends by
BANKS TO LIQUIDATE.
A ndason, May 20.-The stock
holders of the Farmers and Merch
ants bank and the Farmers Loan &
Trust company met today to go over
the affairs of these institutions, and
after being in session several hours
it was decidled to liquidate both of
J. J1. Major wvas miade chairman o
the board of directors in charge ol
the liquidation. Dividends will be
paid depositors and creditors as col
lections can be madle. The Farmers
anfl Merchants bank and the Farmers
Loan and Trust company in the last
published statement have combined
resources of $2,000,000. Shrinkage
of collateral and slow collections on
paper was given as the cause of the
troubles of the bank.
BUSINESS IS GOOD.
We average three to six calls ?1
week for Stenographers and Book.
Why There's a reason. ta
Mr. Business Man kosta
young men and woinen trained ir
business methods by our corps of e'x.
pert teachers can deliver the goods
\Vhat we have done for thousands w<
Scani (10 for you. Phone or write foi
.full information. All regular course:
t taught by mail also.
DRAUGHON'S BUSINICSS COL
LEGE. Phone 051, Coluiinha. S. C
WVm. Lvkes. Jr. F' ur. Lyk.
SCHOOL CLOSES JUNE 3.
Class day exercises of the gradu
ating class Pickens high school will
take place in Grace Methodist church
Friday night, June 3, at which tima
the comipencement address will be
delivered by a prominent speaker.
Sunday morning, June 5, the bacca
laureate sermon will be preached by
Rev. J. C. Diggs, pastor Grace Metho
Invitations have been issued as fol
lows: "Class of nineteen and twenty
one, Pickens high school, commence
ment exercises, Friday evening, June
the third, at eight-thirty o'clock,
The class roll consists of nineteen
members: Ivy Brezeale, Frances
Cox, Catherine Cureton, Sara Fin
ley, Sarah May Freeman, Mattie May
Hallum, James Edward Hendricks,
Sara Ada Keith, Blanche LaBoone,
Aurora Mathews, Nannie Morris, El
len Nealy, Donald Roark, Robert B.
Roark, Joe Robinson, Bessie Stewart,
I Mattie Sutherland, Edna Willis an I
William L. Matheny.
"By our efforts we hope to rise,"
is the striking and practical class
SIX MILE NEWS.
On account of bad weather, the
play, "A Negro 1Ione9ymoon," was
not rendered by the ball team Friday
night. It will be given later. An
admission fee of 15 and 25 cents will
he charged for the benefit of th
team. The tean is playing many
interestin games now and are ready
to play with any team that may chal
The many friends of '1'hefa, the
little dauehter of Rev. and Mrs. F.
S. Childress regret that she is seri
ously ill and wish for her a speedy
Rev. and Mrs. Clyde have moved
to Greenville where he will resume
his studies at Furman University thjs
Fall. Rev. and Mrs. Clyde were two
very eflicient teacher.; at the Acade
my this year.
Revs. F. S. Childress, E. M. Bold
ing and J. A. Davis have returned
from the Southern Baptist Conven
tion in Chattanooga. They made
the trip in a Ford and report a fine
time. While at the convention Rev.,
Childress received a telegram calling
him to the bedside of his little (laugh
ter and his mother-in-law, Mfrs.
Clark, of near Pickens.
Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Garrett
and children spent the week-end with
their parents in Anderson county.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Childress have
rebirned from their honeymoon and
are now-living in the girl's dormitory.
Mr. Childress is to be one of the
teachers at the academy this year.
Misses Rhymes, Herbert and Schil
lings have returned to their homes in
Oouisiana, Missouri and Alabanma.
IThey wvent by way of Chattanoog~a
for the convention.
Mr. and Mrs. RI. P. Prince visitedI
the latter's parents Mr. andl Mrs. D).
Winchester last week.
Those of the dormitory students
that have been back visiting since
school closedl are Miss Myrtle Little
ton, R. C. Robinson andl Ernist Hicks.
Wayne Pickle leeft recently to
take up a position wvith the Southern
Public Utilities Co. in Greenville.
Mrs. C. B. Atkinson and little son,
Samuel, have returned to Louiskille,
Ky., after an extended visit to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. WV. E. Curtis.
The postoffice at Six Mile will o)penl
as soon as orders are received from
Washington. The mail will come di
rect to Six Mile, S. C., instead of a
Central route. This wvill be a great
advantage, especially to the business
men of the town. B. T. Garrett has
been appointed postmaster.
In the absence of the pastor, Rev.
Burts preached Sunday morning and
Six Mile boasts of one of tihe best
B. Y. P. U's. in the county. The
meetings are held Sunday evenings -t
7 7:30. The young ple)I~ are esp~ec
ially invited to attend.
LETTER FROM CATEECHEE.
Owing to cupid's good work the
little matrimonial mill on the "Pike"
has been kept pretty busy of late.
The last happy couple to be sent
out from the little mill on a matri
monial voyage was on l)it Sunday
morning, the 22nd inst., when Mr.
C. W. Nicholson and Miss Chester
Johnson left that abode with a smile
on their faces that foretold a happy
young couple. The groom is of Pel
zer while his charming bride is of
Liberty, and we venture the asser
tion that the return trip for Ithe
groomto his domicile will not seem
half as long as it seemed coming.
May all sorrows, trials and tribula
tions of the past. be oblivilated by the
happiness of the future is the prayer
of the offilciating officer, J. Alonzo
Mr. "Bob" Bowen, of the Alice
Mills, of Easley, has accepted a
position as overseer of tho weave
room at Cateechee and will enter
upon his new duties June 1st.
A "Lyric" theater has"ben opened
at Cateechee. Mr. Luther Evans, of
Six Mile, being the manager. If you
want to attend a good show, conic
some Saturday night.
"Ke ner" Williams, a small son of
Mr. and Mirs. E. C. Williams, of Ca
tIechee, is very ill at this writing.
Little hopes for his recovery at this:
The Cateechee school will close
.June 3rd and th patrons of the
school are sorry to note the loss of its
principal, Prof. Ray Childress, who
has been elected as one of the teach
ers of the Six Mile Acad im y for ali
other y ''. ('ateeebee' loss is Six
Al iss .Jessie Alexander, on, of the
teachers in the Cateechee school, has
been iii si.poseda fgor the pas. few a'
days. Miss losie Garrat 1, of' (;.
t:cchee, has been filling her1. pI:ice ina
the school room and makes quite anl
The closing exercise., of the Nor
ris high school took place last week.
There were three graduates from i this
school this session, namely, James l'.
Garvin, Mr. Entrekin and Miss [il
lian Johnson, all of Norris.
Mr. J. MI. Clardy, of Norris, has
sold his farm near Camp Creek
church to Mr. J. B. Baliey, superin
tendent of the Toccoa Mills, of Toc
Owing to the continued damp, cold
w 'other, cotton, corn and all kinds of
farm stuf' is very backward. Very
little cotton has becen thinned in this
section and grass has a good stoart.
Cirt will convene in our county
aindi we trust that all witnesses as
well as court olicials of every kind
will not he.itat to do their full duty
in helping to try to check the wave'
of crime. Ilumanu life has got to he
too cheap, whiskey too plentiful and
the law breaker let oil' too light. If
a1 stop is not p)ut to it in sonme way
or other the time is coming when it.
will be a hard matter to get a peace
oflice'. Look at the imeni wh'o have'
lost their liv'es in the past, few years
trying to enforce the law, saying
nothing about others who have beeni
killed. H-ow maiiy of' these law
hmreakers have' been electrocuted? It
is discouraging to our peace oflicers
to see how light the law-breaker is
let off when they have risked their
lives and maybe stood by andl sawv
their brother ofieer killed trying to
enforce the law as they are sworn
to do and then see the law-breaker
let off so lightly. Remember,
those officers are expected to protect
our lives and property and without
their assistance where would we be?
Then if they put their lives at stake,
let us stand by them as far as what
is right. A .boot legger wants no
cheaper license to sell whiskey than
the fines they are receiving. They
can sell whiskey enough in one night
to pay the fine at the price they say
it is selling for. What do they care
for a part of the sentence being sus..
p('ndel(d? They just laugh at that
and say it is d.... cheap license.
No wondem' the lym.h law is in force
when the courts fail to do their duty.
This is frank but it is a fact.
GOSNELL CASE FOR
JUNE TERM COURT
Ballew and Wilson Also on the
Hut twoi murder eas s are expected
to come up for trial at the Court of
General Sessions for Pickens county,
which will convene Monday, June 6,
according to a statement made Tues.
(lay by Solicitor D. W. Smoak to a
Greenville N. ws man. These cases
likely to be tried are the statd against
Jake Gosnell, charged with the mur
der in Greenville of Hendrix Rector,
former sheriff; and against Wade
Ballew and Robert Wilson, held for
the death of W. C. Holcombe, former
chief of police of Easley.
Solicitor Smoak was unable to
make any (lefinite statement as to
when either of these cases is to come
up, but unlesr something unknown at
the present time occurs, the two cas
es are likely to be tried early in the
It is doubtful if two cases tried at
one term of court in Pickens county
haev ever aroused as much interest
as the two on the calendar for the
June term of court.
The Gosnell case originated in
Gr'en'il1'' county and was tried in
;renvileie, resulting in a mistrial.
Gosnell is a member of the force of
prohibition agents in the upper part
of the state.
llendrix Rector, who was twice
elect ed sheriff of Greenville county,
was a native of the Glassy mountain
section, but was well known through
out the Piedmont section. He was
killed in a g:arage in GreenvilP Ci
Jluly 4. 1919.
Solicitor Smoak will he a.;: is tel
U prosecution of (osneil by the 11-n.
of( Ponhami & 1'r.'c, while ics;e.
attornys ar 1)ean, (othrian an.
Ballev and W\ilon, who were ip:i
itdl away to Spartanburtg folwin;
the fatal shoot';tn of the Emi. l chief
of police, have r ta: ned \l artin &
Blythe of Greenville, it wva:s announc
ed Tue sdIay.
Judge 1'. J .MauldIin, of Pickens.
will preside at the approaching tern
DEATH OF MRS. SOUTHERLAND.
The death angel visited the home
of Mrs. J. 1). Chastain at the Pickens
mill, May 1 G, 1921, and took away
Mrs. Anna Southerland, wife of John
Southerland. She had ben sick
only a few days when the Saviour
called hr home, and she left the
sweet assurance that she was going
to a happier home. Her body was
laid to i est. the following day at holly
Sprine.: C'emetery after funeral serv
icescolducted by Rev. M. E. Sum
mey anl Rev. C. R. Abercrombie.
She is asl ep in Jesus. Peaceful
Whereo no one ever wakes to w~eep.
One Who Loved 1Her.
MEETING AT TABERNACLE.
Interest in the meetings at the
Tabernacle grows from day to (lay.
Tihe attendance has been ver~y large
from the beginning, being well filled
at each of the three arevices Sunday.
'rho gospel is being proclaimed in its
fullness and power as it seldom has
been preachedl in Pickens before.
Dr. Montgomery has done evangelis
tic wvork for the past twenty years
and is unsurpassedl in his presenta
tion of the dloctrines of grace. The
people( hang upon his words as he
makes plain and simple the way of
D~r. Montgomery is being assisted
in the singing b~y Rev. 1F. 0. Lamio
reux, a pastor-evangelist and gospel
singer of many years experience.
The services are being hold each
day at the Tabernacle at 3:30 p. m.
and 8:00 p. m. The evangelists
have also been visiting the -school at
the devotional hour.
in spite of the b)usy (lays many of
h people are comning from~ their'
ft rm and from a distance to at tend