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'DICKEN'S-THE GEM TEOFCA
OOTH LPAPER OF PICKENS
VOL. 51, NUMBER 8 PICKENS, S. C., JUNE 16, 1921. SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEA
MRS. K. L. CURETON
Misses Mildred Cox and Frances
Bruce and Mrs. T. J. Mauldin were
the hostesses at the meeting of the
Pickens Chapter U. 'D. C. last Friday
afternoon when, the chapter held a
(memorial service. in honor of Mrs,
Kate Ladd Cureton who was a char.
ter 'member. The chapter attende(
the funeral in a body at Grace churel
on Monday afternoon, carrying a bat,
tle scarred Confederate flag. Ir
-calling.the meeting to order the presi
dentsaid: "It is with a sad hearl
that I make the formal announce.
ment to the Chapter of the passing
to the "Great Beyond" of one of our
charter members, Mrs. Catherine
Ladd Cureton, and I ask you tc
pause with me and let us pay a trib
ute to her memory.
"Happy their end
Who vanish down life's evening
Placid as swans that drift in dream
Round the next river bend!
Happy long life with honor at it:
These words of James Russell Low.
-ell are descriptive of our feelings a:
we honor our beloved friend who ha:
answered the summons to come inta
-the presence of the King. She was
a woman of charm and graciousness,
of strength and dignity, who sympa
'thized with the South and its ,people,
protested against its wrongs, sang its
sorrows and its joys, and strove for
its betterment. Her going has
brought loss to us, but we are grate
ful for her life, her tender human
sympathy and work among us. We
.trusted her and loved her, and to.
morrow we must go forward without
her help and counsel but with a new
hope inspired by her precept and ex
Mrs. J. J. Lewis followed with e
breautiful sketch of the life of Mrs
"Cureton, dwelling especially upot
the last thirty-two years of it, whici
-were spent in Pickens-her career a:
an educator and her labors of lot
Mrs. C. E. Robinson also told of
her life. Mrs. Cureton was th<
daughter of Geo. W. Ladd, of Winns
boro. He was an artist of mued
note, painting portraits and minia
tuzes, and( died when quite young
Her mother was Catherine Stratton
before her marriage, and was on of
the nost distinguished educators that
South Carolina has produced. She
founded the Mt. Zion Academy a'
Wiinnsboro in 1841, and this school
still survives in a most flourishing
condition. At the beginning of the
war she gave up everytlhing for the
cause of the South, living for the
soldiers, and as president of the So
(ier's A id Association throughout the
struggle, kept thenm supplied with the
necessities of life as fa as. possibtl,
Ijistorie Winnsboro wa~s in the lin. )
Sherman's nuaid marclh and liis torch
A f'ter the war -he :'e'. ir'> ti he:
plantatio:.. She w... . great hurti
.cultur'ist. : I hi. " ': '-er: and oreh
ds1 pr'ove~d mlost; :)roffibl and het
passionate love of dvowers ')leid
the beauitiful! with th'. use: ul.
Small wvondIer then that wvith such
an inheritance Mr xs. Cureton devel
opedl the same characteristic, and we
think of' her, too, as an educator, a:i
ardent Southern patr'iot : a horxticul
turist and the grower of mOst beau
tiful flowecrs wvhieh she loved a:nl
shared with her friends.
Mr's. Mauldin read as pec iu'aly
applrop~riate to Mr's. Cureton:
"There is an oriental legend whichb
tells of a p)oor man who livedl beside
the roadl, just beyond th3 gate to
"In his life there was one great
-' passion--an intense love for roses.
With much toil and effort, he planted
and cultivated a beautiful garden of
*eses on the waxste land beside the
"After the dleath of the rose
Iovarx, thme desert sands dlriftedl ovet
*his neglected garden, :nd finall3
;they obliterated the entire city, sc
'that its memoryv even :>ssed f'ron
the minds of menx.
''But (declarsa th.'e Ory, the spirit
of the r',se-lo'.er shall "''r 'lie, anc
in that heaven to which we all shal
go he enjoys for eternit~y the wvon
drous.beauty of a more glorious rose
garden than earth could ever know.
"It is the argument of the legend
that, in heaven- we all shall find our
most perfect happiness in the realiza
tion of our noblest aspirations while
on earth and in the development of
the best phases of our character."
Even as the lover of roses found
infinite joy in the rose gardens of
heaven, so the one we mourn must
find perfect happiness in the realiza
tion of her sweetest and most noble
dreams on earth.
"The place where her spirit reposes
From the flbwry path that she trod,
For they carried the lover of roses
To the roe garden of God."
Mrs. Vesta McFall introduced the
following resolutions which were
adopted by a rising vote:
Whereas, it hath pleased our all.
wise and ever-loving heavenly Father
to translate from earth to heaven
two of our most beloved honorary
members: Mrs. Mary H. Alexander,
who through years of sweet submis
sion to physical pain and inactivity,
poured out the treasure of her bril
liant mind and tender, willing heart
in every good work, enriching our
lives by her example of courage and
devotion, endearing herself to each
one of us, and Mrs. Catherine Ladd
Cureton, who labored with us from
the beginning of our organization,
being a charter member and faith
ful worker during her active years,
always ready with words ,of encour
agement and kind advice and deeds
of helpfulness and mercy. There
fore be it
Resolved that Pickens Chapter
United Daughters of the Confed
eracy honors itself by placing on re
cord its love and admiration for these
two worthy members and expresses
the desire that all of our members be
stimulated by their example.
That we cherish their memory as
the sweet fragrance that lingers after
the presence of lovely flowers, and
Is to us a rich inheritance.
That a copy of these resolutions
be sent the families . the deceased
with the assurance of our tenderest
sympathy and our earnest prayers
in their behalf."
On motion of Miss Grandy, the
meeting adjourned out of respect to
the beloved honorary members.
THE PICKENS AUDITORIUM
To the Stockholders and Directors:
On account of important business
of the Auditorium Company I hereby
call a meeting of the stockholders
and officers of this company to me -t
at the auditorium on next Saturday,
the 18th inst., at 4:00 p. m.
We wish to discuss the matter of
enlargement and dates for our sev
enth annual conference. P1 ease
take due notice and be on hand.
J. Tr. TAYLOR. Pre.
vention will mn et with Rices Cr,'ek
:Bapt's church the third Sunday. 19~th
of -Junie, beginning 'at 9:; a.- m.
E'.veryb~ody conme and bring your
nr hootL- and wecll fil.led bau~ets.
lect u.s sing and eat together. He
sure to bI )ring your dinner to help us
* ut aind you sur~aly will hear sonme
good singing as this is the placc we
always llave a grand time.
R. C. Robinson, Pres.
C. E. Rogers, Sec. and T reas.
ALONG CENTRAL ROUTE TWO.
Health in this community is very
12od at present.
Mrs. Beatrice Stewart visited Mrs.
WV. N. Stone last Sunday.
Mrs. Frona Christopher, of Green-I
1ilie, spent the past twvo weeks end
with her parents, Mr. andl Mrs. Fer'
guson, near Gap Hill.
Miss Lois Roper spent last Sun
day with Miss Viola Stone.
Mr. Claude Ferguson, of Greenville,
visited his parents last Saturday andl
Mrs. Roxie Whitmire spent Mon
(lay evening with Mrs. Gantt.
Miss Cleo Hlaynes visited her
friend, Miss Dollie Gaintt, Monday.
We are sorry Miss .Jessie Craig is
not getting along so well after under
going ain operation at Gr'eenville'
some" time ago.
M .'s Li!hian R.- r: men la un
WORK BEGUN ON WA
The contract for installing a sys
em of waterworks in the town of
'ickens has been let to the J. B. Mc
Jrary Engineering Corporation, of
Atlanta, and actual work was begun
VIonday near the Old Hickory Inn.
t'he contract names a price of ap
>roximately $60,000 for the complet
d job and calls for the job to be
!ompleted not later than December
31, 1921. Both water mains and
;ewerage pipes will be put on every
treet in town and it is stated that
t will, be possible to serve every
residence in town, save one. Water
will be obtained from Town creek
mnd the pumping station, reservoir
mnd filtering plant' will be located in
Holder's pasture, while the tank or
'standpipe" will be in the rear of the
Keowee Pharmacy. This tank will
nave a capacity of :30,000 gallons,
-iving a total supply of water which
may be kept on hand of 80,000 gal
Mr. Osborne, engineer and fore
nan in charge of the work here, is
on the ground and getting things
started nicely. Mr. Medford, who
will be superintendent of all the
work, will be here in a few davy.
): iy a =mail force was a work M4on
lay, but it i beinl ai aided to each
iay and in at Cw ;i. y. a fui! fot::
vill be ont the job>.
It will be remembered that tit.
'eople of Pickens, in October, 1919.
oted unanimously in favor of issu
ng boruds to the amount of $553,000
or the purpose of installing a sys
.em of waterworks and sewerage in
he town. The bonds were soon
sold and the money in hand, but on
account of the high price of labor
LIBER'Y ROUTE THREE.
After several weeks absence I will
attempt to send in a few items. At
this time of the season news seems
to be unobtainable as most every
body is busy with their crops, getting
ready to lay by in a few weeks.
The farmers were glad 'of the
rain last Friday which was badly
needed throughout this section.
Mrs. Josie McQueen and son, Gor
ion, accompanied by their uncle, of
[asley, spent Friday -n route three
Mr. and M rs. A. L. Dillard maie a
:>usinelss trip to Pieken last S.tur
Mrs. Lula Smith. of :.ar Pi z
teeomnpantied: by he.r niee .and
ephew.. A:.atlh arid Master Dalto.
smith, were the Sunday guests of
:heir relatives. Mrs. Lou Robinson
it'l Miss C. N. Clayton.
Mr. anizi Mi.r. A.eu ustus H.al. of
Iva. S. i... m >):,; here Satur-lay,
-. ''.. F.Lhrdt ofir nea.. Eai
e.r , mn :. a i w hours .. 1lsit week1. on
:r :i hing~ als wa Noking
ru -:i with her Iun,.,Mr. u
Mi::on and. iss .~ N.' Clay n
Mr and MIrs. Samiuel1 Phillips haliv..
.u rne'i home aifter sp- idin a Porl
un *)f lagt week with r'elate -sin
>:.nel ia, Ga.
Mr. Waitson spen~t Saiay with his
wo'i boys, Ralph ami hlarry.
T'he relatives andl friendi's of Mr.
arl Clayton, of Jacksinville, Vla.,
vill be glad to hear of his convalas
enee. For some time Mr. Clayton
ans beent afflictedl with rheumuatismi.
Several of the school set of Lib
drty high school enjoyed a picnic onl
h river last Monday. TLhe young
)COple report an enjoyable occasion.
Mr. andl Mrs. Charlie Warren and
wo children recently visited the
ormer's parents in Oconce county.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. R'wper ..pent
sund~ay near Clemson.
Mr. Will Clayton has bween on the
dekt li.st for several days this week.
IIh 'ii er Mr 'Q1. Maoinni: .- 'cr.
E SYSTEM IN PICKENS
and material at that time the com
missioners of public works deemed it
inadvisable to begin the work at I
once. So the money was placed in
the two local banks and the interest
received on it runs the total amount
now on hand up to approximately
$60,000, which will place the con
venience in reach of practically every
residenc in town.
The lowest bid received on the
work before was $81,000. So it is
plain to see that the commissioners
acted wisely and for the best inter
ests of the entire town when they
postponed the work until now. The
money which will be put in circu
lation here on account of this public
work will be felt more during this
summer than it would have been in
the flush times of a year or so ago,
The J. B. McCrary Co. is one of
the largest and best known concerns f
of its kind in the South. It does
more public work for southern muni
cipalities than any other concern and
has a high reputation for reliability.
The Pickens public works comt
mission is composed of .Jno. C. Carey,
chirmian; Frank MeFall and Dr. .J.
. Valley, three )f the town's best
buslinetS me n and m m.t1ubic ir
Aiready One of the most attract
ive and substantial towns of the
Piedmont, the installation of these
modern conveniences will add still
more to the attractiveness of Pick
ens in both a business and resident
Keep your eye on Pickens-gem of
the news. We are always glad to
have you to co-operate with us.
The friends of the Misses Ellen
burg will be sorry to learn of -their
LIBERTY ROUTE THREE.
The Sunday school at Gold'en Creek
church sure was tine last Sunday.
Everybody enjoyed themselves tine.
Preachinie wil! be held at 3:1t)
-eloc: next thir.i Sunday afterno)on
at Gollen Creak.
Mr. anid Mrs. . . A. Reid. of e.i-.
ton, visited Mi r. aini M1r-. V. M. Na
-ions, of l.)erty. recently.
Mr. and M1rs. G. 1). Rogers and
Mr". and Mrs. R. L. Atkinson were
visitin friends in Central last Stn
7iss Mary a:nl Avery Re: i
!as- week with Mr. an": Mr. V. M.
nat:s. and Mr. ane 7.! R _r . . A
kin -)m, of Libertv.
Mdr. W~,. B. Ellenhu~:- hi: r
a'.' iy with him andl\ 'hi
.MrI iste and amil fror.
ni e relatives from Six :.
Ee.It wasi a larr-. itath n'
Ioure, friends and neic h1
W.. people if P:ckens ha
cry:ing~ hard times. but I La'-e
malie to believe since Ii aa' tany
Ioa things that had be en jr.r :e'
lor theL union dinner, I will my' that~
I have been made to belive therei
no hard times yet. I sutppo.. there
were as many as three hun-iroi or
mor people that ate iinn-r arnd
lth. wasVt (enough taken! 'p ft i feed
the~ many more. The .1imner was
spread on the ground uinder the
shadie of the apple tree~ an front ofI
A fter dinn~er was i-;-- i:'gan
wa':s arranigedl under K re -with
Mr. .ibn Sloane, of W,,iriit to pi~ay.
Many good singers w,- pr'esen t to
And afiter' th: wonder'fuil
r' a . by Rev M. E'. So.mnmey or?"
be ounty," " i'brVws 11-1 5.
A FrwnII 2)
A BIRTHDAY DINNER.
Last Sunday while Mr. and Mrs.
'. M. Rogers, of Liberty R. 3, were
eated on their porch thinking of the
ast and wondering what would be in
he future, as it was grandfather's
4th birthday. They were badly sur
>rised yet gladly surprised when the
ars and buggies began to arrive,
>ringing the chlidren, grand children
mnd great grand children. They!
adn't forgot grandfather's birthday.
knd when di' ner came it was good to
e there and eat dinner under the
preading oaks where the children
ad played in their childhood which
ad been home to them for more
han fifty years. The afternoon was
>leasantly spent in good music. Then!
)arting and good bye came all too
oon, but all left wishing grandfather
nany more birthdays.
Those present were Mrs. E. L.
gads, of Toccoa, Ga.; Mrs. Sarah
smith, of Easley; Walker Clardy and
gamily, of Piedmont; Miss Lois and
Rosebud Evatt, of Easley; Dave
Rogers and family, of Enon section:'
J. T. F. Rogers and family, C. E.
Rogers and family, M. M. Rogers
and family, Alex Waldrop and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Thomas
and family, of near Easley, Mr. and
NIrs. Clyde Bolding, of Praters
On l Pres'nt.
Circe No. I of thI Lad'ie .\uxil.
ary Of t1e .'thodi church w:l
ve a silver te!a a th' home of Nlr.
G. R. hIendrick. W Vd(ine ;day after
oon1, June 2'2(, from 5 to 7
i'clock. All ladies are invited.
Married in judge of probate's of
lice, Saturday evening, June 11th,
Miss Lou Powell to Joe H. Garren,
both of Rosman, N. C. N. A. Chris
Married in judge of probate's of
fice, Saturday evening, June 11th,
Miss Fannie McGaha to B. V. McCue,
both of Liberty, S. C. N. A. Chris.
Circle No. 1 of the Ladies Auxil
iary of the Methodist church held a
very enthusiastic meeting Monday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. Frank
McFall. A number of ladies were
present aind spent _i pleasant after
noon making plans for futu re work.
See ad of F. E. Alexander in re
ar'l t' home nlealr Wesleyan Col
e il in this issue. Til wiii be in
A'restiig tO alyolne w~h'o wish '- to
;'ducate their chib'ireni asz the! prow
)eet for tle Wesleyan Col'le0.2e i
bri1.tht for the ouing ses ton.
1Mr. and M rs. E. F. Alexander have
n'3ved into their new home oti Annri
<treet. Air. R. E. Y)ung his aceapt
'ti the tontract to build another new
mul1.zalo~w ont this street 1or J. i.
> i h:< work. wa -: beM 3n.
he law elass ot 1 921 . -
ty of Soth CarlOhn1. 31 Edith
vbien the Uniited StateA I'eo -d Iw~ar
n GIermnl:t -*..r-..- . -he avi
tioni :orpso avl-reas durmhlL the wm-ild
o ai towni that is famlous for its legal
alent ando believe that he will muake
worthy membi er of the Pickens bar.
Rev. ML - . Summnney will leave Fr-i
lay mnorninrg for Rosmani, N. C.,
vhere he will conduct a ten-day ri
-ival meeting. Mr. Summey recent
condluctedj a mosit hiuccessful meet
ng at Rosman at which seventy-four
moiple were converted, and he re
urns there at special reqlues:t. A fler
he Rosman meeting he will hold a
wo) weeks meetin a~ t Toxawvay.
hi le he is away thie Pic kens Union
lIission will bel 'pen a- 'ui with
ervice4 .'!Tue:e.iny. S. mn ia an
de'''ini one'. Ii--kens.
Mrs. Laura Alexander is visiting
relatives in Birmingham, Ala.
Misses Emma and Floy Herd spent
Monday with friends in Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. George Holly, of At
lanta, are visiting relative3 here.
Mrs. B. G. Rti'i;orn is the guest
of her i::t-r, Mr<. Henry Grady, in
Miss Olie Newton, of Mullins, S.
C., is enjoying her vacation with her
mother, Mrs. J. H. Newton.
Miss Emily Thornley is the guest
of Miss Evelyn White in Anderson
Mrs. R. H. Simmons and little
daughter, of Spartanburg, were the
guests of their mother, Mrs. T. J.
Farmer, last week.
Our good friend, Mr. L. F. Smith,
of the Cedar Rock sectioi, reports
r^ ,tinlg e-ars fromu hi gar'den on the
8th in et.
The age of Mr. G. W. D rr, pub
lished last week in the !ist of old sol..
dier should have heen 81) inisteal
Banister Sinauons, of the Marine
Corps, stationiedl at Norfolk, Va., is
enjoying a furlough with his parent's,
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Simmons.
Miss Ellen Findley left Monday to
attend the summer school for teach.
ers which is being held at Furman
Miss Petsie Rataree, of Chester,
and Hermon Hilton, of Greer, are
visiting at Dr. Cureton's hone this
The following young ladies from
Pickens departed Monday at noon.
for Winthrop College to attend the
summer school there: Misses Irene
Newton, Annie Gravley, Dessis Few,
irs. .1. M. Stewart attemi(leid con.
mnencemtent exercise; at G. W. Q. Last
wleek, her laughter, M iss Florence
Stewart. t)'ri a tenher of the
tr:iladuatintg Class there.
M i.,s Sarah Farmer left Tu sday
to visit friends in Rock [[ill. lie r
'o thie r, Mrs. T. J. Farmer, acconi
paniied her as far as Greenville
here ;h ew.ilU v:sit reha[ives for ;ev.
W itt eturned,. ->b rh m r
* ~I' ''t riann or... Siuhera
h - s : - 'erai lays~ hit
-1 cttai Beswick, who has b.em
a 'he M~th od il: arymi~age fo om~
weeiks, left Wedinaiia rfor. he'~r ha,,m
an :ildrs i' ani W~oodevra ft at 01liver
CamIIIp nea cii irosa Roads church
Thursday, .Junie 2: at 8 -!() p. mi.
IEvery body invi ted. miien, womnien and
Miss Eugeniai IKav. Mr.. C. A
D~avis, Mrts. .J. A ''ouch. Mrs. Luther
(Couch andi MrL. 8. Edeltns have re
turned frm Rock Hill where they
attended the' short course for Home
Demnonstration chlb w.omien of South
Cariol inaI They -r 'eut a verky pleas
Fra'~nk Aletxande(r, of Pickens, wvas
ton -unlay, Hie has rece'ntly
agerei :n att'ck of sleeping sick
no and has beetn inr a hospiita&l for a
nith ro: m'oreP. WV. are g'lathait he
raII1'ving4 n'vw and weVt truust that
- tar 'oon Oi ,t i- I'natroendC