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CKENS--THE GEM TEOFCA
OF THE FOOTHILLS PAPER OF PICKENS
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VOL. 51, NUMBER 11 ..PICKENS, S. C, JULY 7, 1921. SUBSCRIPTION $1.50 PER YEAR
PICKENS LOCAL -
"Spelling Bee" at the court house
Monday night at 8:15.
Don't miss the fun at the court
'house Monday night.
P. 0. H-endricks, Pickens route 1,
reports cotton blooms in his field
W. P. Henderson, of Brevard, N.
S C., is visiting his brother R. L. Hen
derson, of Pickens.
Miss Emma Herd returned Tues
day from Greenville where she en
joyed a pleasant visit with friends.
Mr. Roy Fuller. and Richard Fer
4 ris, of Clemson College, were the
week-end gusests of Leon Robinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stallings, of
Atlanta, are' visiting their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Hester.
Miss Grace Porter, of Clinton,
spent a few days this week in Pick
Miss Sadie Craig, of Washington,
is visiting her mother here, Mrs.
Lee McFall, of Detroit, Mich., is
erijoying a t.21 days vacation with his
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Robinson, Jr.,
and children, of Greenville, were the
guests of their parents Sunday.
Mr. J. J. Chastain is visiting his
daughter, Mrs. T. L. Francis, in At
* Eugene Young, of Charlotte, vis
ited relatives here Sunday and Mon
Miss Josie' Chastain visittsd her
mother, Mrs. Lalinda Chastain, the
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. 'Partrdge an
4 nounce the birth of a daughter on
Guy Cantrell is in Greenville this
week where he will have an opera
tion upon his throat.
Mi Nannie Newton is visiting
4 Miss Mary Boggs at Calhoun this
Mr. Sydney Bruce cashier of a
bank at Seneca spent Sunday and
Monday with his parents, Mr. and
M*s.'J. MeD. Bruce, in Pickens.
Jonnie Joe McFall left Friday for
New York, where he will attend the
summer school at the University
Mr. andl Mrs. R. R. Roark have as
their guests Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jame
son, of Greenville, and Mrs. Matti2
Jameson of Easley.
A large number of Pickens peoplo
went to Liberty Mondlay and rooted
.for the honve team to win the base
ball game with Duncan mill team
from Greenville, but the visitors
Gary Hiott and family moved from
Easley to Pickens last week and are
occupying the Southerland house on
Florence street. Mr. and Mrs. Hliott
like to live in Piekens and are pleas
ed to return here.
Town Creek school will open Mon
day morning, July 18. Prof. Frank
Welborn will teach the school this
summibr, assisted by Miss Claudia
Welborn. It is desired that all the
patrons who can be present at the
An old fashioned "spelling match"
will be p)ulled off at the court house
next Monday night at 8:15 o'clock.
4 verybody, old and young, should
come out and enjoy the entertain.
ment. A small admission fee will be
The Pickaens Chapter U. D). C. wvill
meet on Friday afternoon, .July 8, at
5 o'clock, with Mr.<. F'rank Alexan
der. Father Ryan and! Sidney La.
nier wvill be the subject of literary
study. Let every member be pres
' Mr. and Mrs. Ton Estes, of Union
motored to Pickens Monday and vis
ited at th home of Mr. R. E
Yongue, returning Tuesday accom
panied by Miss Alberta Yongue wh<
will visit relatives in Union for sev
Miss Sarah Ada Keith spent the
week-end with her sister, Eleair
Keith, at Clemson. Miss Eleain re
turned with her and will visit hei
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kith
near town this week.
A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs
J. E. Boggs, Mr. and Mrs. J. C
Carey, Misses Inez Morris, Christine
Green, Mildred Cox, Nell Freeman
Ruth Diggs'and Mr. Armstrong ant
Dr. Woodruff motored to Eastato
Falls Monday and spent a pleasan1
Local Treasurer J. E. Boggs wish
es to call attention to the fact tha
several pledges made to the Salva
tion Army during the recent cam
paign here are now due and some
are past due. It is requested tha
'those who have pledges due see Mr
Bogggs at the Pickens Bank.
Mrs. J. F. Alexander entertaine<
Friday afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clocl
in honor of Mesdames Cleo Robert
son, of New York; O. Max Gardner
Clyde loey and J. T. Gardner, o
Shelby, and Mrs. Gary Hiott, of Eas
Icy, S. C. Misses Nell and Margare
Young welcomed the guests at th<
lawn. The receiving line was comt
posed of the hostess and the honor
guests. From the receiving line ht
guests were ushered to hte hall.where
deliciou? pineapple ice was served b3
Misses Sudie Young and Isabel Hoey
of Shelby. Miss Margaret Bostic
presented the guests with the scor+
cards with the number of their
tables. An hour was spent mos
pleasantly in playing rook and heart<
Misses Nell Padgett and Laura Ma
Watson added to the pleasure of th
evening by rendering several voci
and piano selection's.- At the close o
the evening pint and white bloc
cream, angel food cake and gree
and white mints were served. Th
beautiful home of Mrs. Aleande
was most attractive with potte
plants nad a profusion of nastur
tiuriis.-Forest (N. C.) Courier.
The Hudson reunion was held a
thet home of Mrs. S. M. Hudson
About two hundred p,3ople wer
present on the 4th of July to cele
b'rate the day of independence. Tht
day was very much enjoyed by th<
many friends and relatives. Som
good speaking in the morning b3
Hon. J. 11. Earle, Rev. D. A. Parrott
Rev. O. L. Clayton, Rev. W. E. Nel
son, Rev. H. V. Hunter. Dinner wa,
served under the old oak trees b3
the w.ell. The afternoon was spon
in singing and talking privately ir
the grove. Many friends and rela
tives who had not seen each othei
for several years had the good privi
lege to set under the old oak an<
talk of old times. -This is a fourti
of July to be long remembered,
HEAR TOM WATSON SPEAK.
Messrs. J. Arthur Jones, George
HI. Hendricks, John E. Craig and W
L. Pickens were "delegates" froni
'th3 "State of Pickens" to the annua
rally and barbecue of the Georgi
farmers union which was held a
Union City, Ga., near Atlanta, on th<
fourth of July. The big attractioi
was United States Senator Thos. E
Watson, w~ho made one of his char
acteristic speeches. Governor Hard
wick and Congressman Upshaw als<
KILLED A SNAKE.
The morning after the fourth o:
July as ye editor was on his way t<
the office he spied a snake crossing
his pathway. Grabbing the n~eares
twig he ferociously attacked th
snake which wvould hiave escaped bu
for the timely arrival of Dr. Earl
Leivis, who heroically came to th
nescue and dispatched the viciou
serp~ent which must hwve bceen full;
ten inches long. The edia'~ fel
greatly relievied when Dr. Lew;, alsi
NEW CAME \VARDEN.
L. B., O'Dell has :)een apj .
gaewarden for Pickens e a:
Vtce C. L hester, r.-.:ne-.
D. A. R. MEETING.
The beautiful suburban home of
- Miss Aurie Kirksey was the meeting
> place of an interested body of women
on last Friday afternoon when Miss
Kirksey and Mrs. Jas. Kirksey were
the hostesses of the Fort Prince
George .Chapter D. A. R. They were
i ally assisted in entertaining by their
sister, Mrs. Tolbert, of Greenwood,
Mrs. Sadler, of Greenville, and Mrs.
Sheriff, and the Chapter was most
fortunate in that it had planned its
meeting during he home-coming time
of this family.
The business program was full of
matter of local interest, and an im
portant step was agreed upon when
I the Chapter as a unit asked for the
opening up of the Red Cross rest
room, that the community might
heed the appeal for the relief of the
The historical study was full of
interest. Mrs. Roark read an nejoy
able article on the Liberty Bell, in
cident to the fourth of July, and the
Chapter agreed to visit Fort Prince
G-eorge on that day. Mrs. Cary
read a sketch of the life of Henry
Laurence, and Mrs. T. J. Mauldin
told of the personal life of the Wash
I ingtons, and of the building of
Mount Vernon, and the establish
- ment of an estate unequalled in
America even in that day. She also
told how-4t was left for a daughter
- of South Carolina, Ann Pamela Cun
ningham, to reserve the estate when
it was to be sold to the highest bid
der in 1858, and by restoring to it
its former grandeur and beauty,
make of it a national shrine.
Interest in the organization of the
D. A. R. is continuing and new mem
bers are being added constantly.
t The music class of Miss Elinor
-" Knight will give. a recital in the
e Alexander theatre next Friday night,
e July 8. An elaborate program has
bl been arranged. After the. recital the
f program will be shown,. featuring
k Chas. Ray in "The Busher."
D SINGING AT CAMP CREEK.
There will be an all day old and
young folks singing at Camp Creek
Baptist church the second Sunday in
July. Bring Christian Harmony and
Temiple Star. also wet: til buk=ets.
AT PORTER'S CHAPEL.
Rev. O. L. Clayton will preach a:
Porter's Chapel the second Sunday
in July at 4:')0 O.'e.ak in the after
THE CORONER'S PHONE NO.
Any one desriing to comnmunicate
with coroner Beasl y. of Pickens
county by telephone may do 4 by
ea!hngi p~hone No. 2!421 at Pil4kens.
QUIET FOURTH HERE.
T lhe fourth of July passed og ex
ccedingly quietly in Pickens. About
the only excitement occurred wlhen
the colored ball game was~ caliled n
account of a player stopping a brick
bat with the side of his heid.
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PA9UCa iN sg
AT MOUNT TABOR.
The Sunday school day at Tabor
was enjoyed by all present.
The program arranged by the Sun
day school was as nice as we ever
saw. The morning services were
opened by song, led by Mr. Garing,
and prayer by Rev. 0. L. Clayton;
recitations and songs by the children,
followed by an address by the pas
tor on Sunday school work; an ad
dress on music by Mr. Lawrence
Dinner was served on the grounc.
(This was a joyful hour.) The con
gregation was called to order at 2:00
o'clock by song services followed by
the children's recitations and songs.
At 3 o'clock an address on the im
portance of child training by Rev. J.
The singing for the day was fine,
mixed with quartettes. Everybody
went home with the assurance of the
fact that they had found the place
to go to next time.
BAPTIST CHURCH ANNOUNCE
Services at Pickens Baptist church
Sunday, June 9th.
Sunday school 10:00 a. m.
Preaching at 11:00 a. in. by the
pastor. Subject, "The Mystery of
Th. night services will be given
over for a special program.
New Officers B. Y. P. U.
President, Richard Hallum; vice
president, Austin Nealy'; recording
secretary, Miss Neta Hames; corre
sponding secretary, Miss Florence
Stewart; treasurer, Bowen Parsons;
chorister, Mrs. F. I. Cox; librarian
Miss Janie Holder; Bible quiz leader
Miss Cleo Hallum; pianist, Miss Kat<
1. Sadie Nealy.
2. Ethelyn Gantt.
4. Charlie Curtis.
NEW SCHOOL TRUSTEES.
Dr. F. S. Porter and Mr. W. L.
Matheny have been apponited on the
board of trustees for Pickens school
district in place of Messrs. T. L.
Bivens and J. II. Bruce. who recently
re.signed. Dr. R. E. Lewis i" the
third m ')em r of th boa:.
HISTORY OF THE LIBERTY BELL.
Her2 are 5ome thi.t ::)out the
bell it would be well to cut out and
paste in your scrapbook.
July 1, 177;, the bll wi as rung
for the proclamation of the Decla
ration of Independence.
October -24, 1781, th.' bell rang
out for the surrender of Cornwallis.
A pril 16, 1793, it ran, out for the
pro~clamation of pea'ce.
Septe~mber 29, 1 82:8, it rang to we!
comne Layfayette t,> the iI all A> Inde
.July 4, 1826, it ushered a; the year
of .Jubilbe, the fiftieth aniversarv
of the republic.
July 24, 1826, it tolled for the
death of'Thomias Jefferson.
July 4, 1831, is the last recorded
ringing of this famous hell to comn
memorate the Day of IndependIence'.
February 22, 1 832, is its last re
cordled ringing to commemorate the
birth of Washington.
In the sanme year it tolled the d rathi
of the last survivor of the Declara..
tion, Charles Carroll, of Carroliton.
.July 2, 1835, it tolled once more,
Lafayette was (dead.
.July 8, 1835, while beintt tolled
for the death of Chief ,Justie .John
Marshall, a crack was dleveloped,
starting from the rim and inclining
in a righthand direction toward the~
.\nother attempt wvas mi..'e to ring
if on Washington's birthday, Febru
ary 22, 1843, but the fracture wvas
so much increased that, no attempt
hai- ever been made to rinet it since.
Its voice is now silent. and~ yet it
will ring in the hearts of all patri
otic peopleC so long as the niame of
l iberty shall last.- l e'ave-. of Light.
W. H. C1LSTRAP DEAD.
W. IL. (B ill AXmbros G ilstrap, a
wa'.l known citizen of Picke ns county,
(lied at his home in the Lewig comn
mu nity Saturday night. Mr. G il
straip was 6;7 year; of age andl was
ahoest and harr.'i working mn- i: who
had many friendls. lie leaves a wife
and several chibh-r
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR REV.
B. F. MURPHREE HELD AT
MILE CREEK BAPTIST
Per resolution adopted in Twelve
Mile River Association, held at
Boon's Creek Oct. 7-10, 1921. The
association met at Mile Creek July
3, 1921, in a memorial service in re
spect of Rev. B. F. Murphreo who
was buried in Mile Creek cemetery
one year previous to this date. Bro.
Murphree had been moderator of
this association for twelve years, re
iniiig about six months before his
death. lie had pastored almost
every church in thl association and
some in other associations. He was
held in; high esteem by all who knew
him; had baptized about three thous.
and convert, during his ministry;
was known as a great peace maker
among his people, always ready to
speak a word of comfort or encour
agement to his fellow man, never
criticised even his worst enemy, dis
chraged his Master's work without a
frown, always with high ideals and a
determination that convinced all
whom he came in contact with that he
was a man of God. We thank God
for such a life, a life that can be
missed while we realize his place will
be hard to fill, nevertheless we are
willing to bow to the will of Him who
doeth all things well. In respect to
the cause for which he stood and tt
he memory and honor of Bro. Murph
ree, the Twelve Mile River Associa
tion erected a monument to his grave
that will demand the attention of any
passerby and furnish an inspiration
to the untold future. So may w(
ever cherish his memory and strive
to build a character that will have
as reaching influence as his.
Following is an outline of the pro
gram rendered at this service in th
presence of a large crowd. It wa
conducted by the moderator of th
association, W. M. Walker:
Song service conducted by Pro
R. M. Bolding.
Song, "Some one is Looking ft
Prayer by Rev. C. R. Abercrombi
Scripture reading by moderator
Prayer by D. E. Garrett.
Song, "Our Heavenly Fathe
_s-suorm by Moderator. Text, Johi
Tallks by Rev. 1. C. Atkini ant
Rev. C. I. A hereroma bie.
Snie, "A [eautiful Life."
'Talk. by Rev. 13. 1". .torte;, Rev
R. A. Hudson, Rev. W. I. Nicholson,
Song, "Where Jesus is Make
lleaven for me."
Talks by Rev. R. W. .Janes, of
South Georgia, and ). E. Garrett.
Decorated grave of th. deceased,
Rev. K. F. Murphree.
I)ismissed by prayer by moderator,
Rev. W. M. Walker.
J1. W. II.
Farumers are getting altong line
with the'ir crops this hot .July,
Mr. and Mrs. ,J. M. Les5ley and lit
tle daughter were the guests of Mr
and Mrs. WV. L. Chappell last week
Mr. Langford Chappell w.enut to
G reenville Saturday for awhile.
Mr. and Mrs. Norton antd family
spent Saturday andl Sundaty with Mr.
and Mrs. Mack Martin.
Miss Ressie Lee Chappell took a
pleasure trip Sunday.
Mr's. Melvin Spearman visited Mr.
and Mirs. Dirk Spearman Sunday.
Mr. W. L.. Chappell, Mr. J. M. Les
Iey and Leslie Chappell took a pleas
tire trip to the mountains the fourth
Mr. Burley ta)llins attended thi
Hudson reunion and reports a good
Lut~her~ Powell, Robert Wilson anm
several of their friendls wvent on
trip to Eastatoe recently.
Come on, Red Bird, wve enjoy read
img your news.
All perst'ons hertotfor> allowingj
goats or tother s.tock to range on any
of my lands. are. hereby notifited
undetr the penailty of the lawv to stop
that practie at o'nce. Thoste dis
regarid ing this node ie will be pro e
etdt to the ful: .-:tent of the law.
Now bear th. :n mind lest I get
M. J. Welborn.
PICKENS COUNTY TEXTILE
Alice Mills defeated the Pickens
Mills team in the Pickens County
Textile League two games on July
4th, taking the morning game at
Pickens by a score of 23 to 3 and the
afternoon game at Alice _ saroo
of 10 to 5. The morning game was
featured by the heavy hitting of the
Alice Mills team, they getting 27 hits
during the nine innings and knock
ing three of Picken's pitchers out of
the box. Tilson for Alice led the
hitting. getting seven hits out of
eight times at bat. Jones, Barrett
and Turner' and Manley also landed
for four or more safeties each. Ad
kins featured in fielding, taking
seven chances without an error.
Kilby, pitching for Alice, had the
Pickens batters at his mercy at di
times keeping the few hits allowed
well scattered and at no tin3 being
in danger of losing the game. Pick
en's best batters were unable to solve
his delivery and except in the frst
inning, when he allowed two hits,
and in the fourth when Pickens
bunched three hits, they were unable
In the afternoon the Pickens team
was reniforced by some of the Lib
erty players and put up a better
game, the score being 10 to 5. Stew
art, one of the Liberty men, pitched
a good game for Pickens and with
good support the score might have
been differ'nnt. Crawford, pitching
his first game for Alice on the home
ground, showed up very well indeed,
twirling winning ball from the start.
Seor2 by innings.
Alice- - - - - - -550 431 311-23
Pickens- -- - - -100 200 000- 3
e Alice - - - - - - -330 020 02x-10
s Pickens - - - - - -100 030 010- 5
Standing of the Clubs Including
Games Played July 4.
Club Won Lost Pctg.
Alice -- - - - - .-10 2 .838
r Liberty . - - - - 7 5 .583
Pickens- - - - - - 5 4 .555
Glanwood- - - - - 2 10 .167
PICKENS LOSES TWO GAMES.
The Pickens baseball team suffer
d'A two defeats at the hands of the
fast going Alice team Alonday. The
:iorning game was played at Pickens
in the presence of a large concourse
of sorrowing friends, and th1e/ score
was 23 to 3. The afternoon game
was (played on the Alice diamond and
the score was 10 to 5. The Alice
tean is leading the league in the pen
It was stated Monday night that
the Pickens team would be reorgan
ir.ed this week and present a much
different lineup when they play at
Al ice again next Saturday.
C LASSY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL.
Tesummer term of the Glassy
imountain school will open Monday
morning, the 11th. The teachers are
R~. T. Hlallum and his (daughter, Miss
Cleo H allumu.
IELLIOTT NIMMONS DEAD.
Mr. Elliott Ninmons died at his
home in Seneca Tuesdlay night after
a long illness. Mr. Nimmons was 78
years of ago and was a native of
Pickens county, H-e married Miss
Martha Bowen, sister of R. A.
Botven, of Pickens. She survives
him,also two brothers, Isaac Nim
mons, of Dacusville, and Jim Nim
mons, of near Williamston, surviva
him. He is also survived by the fol
lowing chlidren: W. P., R. L., Ru
fus andl Rupert Nimmons,of Seneca,
Edward, of Keowee, Pickens, o)f
Greenville, Mrs. B. A. Ajigood, of
near Central, Mr's. Warlie Craig. of
Greenville, Mi's. Jaiy Smith, Spencer,
N. C., andl Mrs. John Fields, of/"
Seneca, and Mrs. Hlarr'iett Bowie, of
Mr. Nimmons was a Confederate
veteran, a good citizen and a mem-,
ber of the Baptist church, atHis fun
eral services were hild atSenecai
WVednsday aftrnoon at 6 o'clock,
MONEY TO LOAN.
On Improved Farms in Pickenis,
Oconee and Greenville counties. City
property, Greenville, Easley and
R. E. BRUCE, Pickens, S. C.
.Office Over Keowee Bank.