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} VOLUME 51--NUMBEIZ21 PICKENS, S. C., -SEPTEMBER, 15, 1921
COURT CON VEl
r The next term of court of general
sessions and common pleas for Pick
ens county will cnvene Monday
morning, September 26, with Judge
R. W. Memminger presiding, and it
is expected to continue two weeks.
Jurors for two weeks have been
drawn and Clerk of Court Stewart
tates that he thinks this is the sec
ond time in the history of Pickens
county that it has been necessary to
'draw a jury for the second. week of
Both the criminal and civil dock
4s are heavy. There are several
; nurder trials to come up at this term
and besides an accumulation of cases
since the last term of court there
are twenty-eight continued eases on
the criminal docket, including prac
tically every crime in the decalog.
Jake Gosnell of Greenville is sche
duled to be tried for murder at this
term, and this #ll -likely be the
first case taken up. W. C. James,
charged with killing Ab Young sev
eral years ago, will probably be
tried again this time. It will be re
membered that he was recently
granted a new trial by the supreme
court. Jesse.. 1 gg) QIQad .schar
ed with shooting his wife to death
is to beAried, Alonzo Hill, Harry
Lay, Hevey Walker, Marcus West
field and Will Collins, all Anderson
county negroes, will be tried for mur
der, it being alleged that they ran
over and killed a white child at the
Easley Mill last year while riding
in an automobile.
In the civil court there are sixty
cases on calendar No. 1 to be decided
by jury, twenty-three cases on cal
endar No. 2 to be decided by the t
judge, and eleven 'default cases on
calendar No. 3.
These are the heaviest' court dock
ts in the history of Pickens county.
Following is a list of the jurors
-drawvn for this term of court:
L C Posey R M Welborn
J L Murphree WV H Chastain
Bennett H Powers C H Billingsley
Geo H Reeves J E M Steele
* Lawrence F Smith John B Craig
J R Falls T T Barton
* C C Bnrroughs P H Hester
L P Stephens F B Morgn
B H Whitmire William P Pepper
B F Alexander B D L~athem
J 0 Hughey S B Edens.
P T Nelson WV C Smith
* B F Freeman F A Finley
J A Williams D TI Alexander
H. W. Hamilton R G Wyatt
J L Bagwell WV W Seaborn
* Jce L Looper M F Bolding
H S Higgins B B Porter
W Van Freeman H M Phillips
St H Bowen H S Ram pey
- W E Cisson Ju S Bagwell
Silas Kirksey Br. n P Griffin
J A Robertson Garfield Lesjey
-Tomn E Porter S L Hicks
C M Smith Ben L Hendricks
* J R Connelly Julius A Chdstain
Jesse M Bolding L HI Smith
C L Thomas A E Mull
H 0 Entrekin C S Dalton
L C Thorniey T E Carson~
R M Hill W D. Durham
J C Jennings A D Attaway
L R Owens & B--Ramsay
'TES SEPT. 26;
OKET IN YEARS
'W -R McKinney Clive Bates
W T Dorr T J Ponder
W L Capps J Luther Hughes
The Gosnell Case
The Greenville News of Tuesday
had the following to say about the
Jake Gosnell case:
It is virtually, certain that the case
of Jake Gosnell, charged with the
murder of the late Sheriff Hendrix
Rector, will be tried at the coming
term of court in Pickens county, op
ening September 26, according tte
an opinion expressed by David W.
Smcak, solicitor, -yesterday. Mr.
Smoak said that preparations were
going forward to try the case, and
he would make every effort to bring
it to trial.
The criminal ccurt term will last
only one week, and it is therefore
likely that the Gosnell case will be
taken up Monday or Tuesday, since
it will consume several days in the
trial in all probability.
The case was tried in Gree-aville
c(ty in May of last year and re
sulted in a mistrial. Later a change
of venue to Pickens county was
FEDERAL COURT JURORS
Federal court is scheduled to be held
in Greenville from October 4 to Oc
tober 24, and jurors have been drawn
to serve at this term. Mr. R. T.
Thornton,- of Easley, was the only
Pickens county man drawn to serve
)n the grand jury and he has since
lied. The following Pickens county
nen were drawn to serve on the
petit jury: First week-J. A. Hun
iicutt, Pickens; F. D. Waldrop, Piek
ms; Geo. H. Reeves, Liberty. See
uid week-Arthur Grayley, Pickens.
third week-W. M. Ballentine, Eas
,ey; T. A. Gary, Liberty.
RICE'S CREEK ITEMS
The people of this section are very
i-sy picking cotten, pulling fodder
[nd picking peas.
Messrs P 'T Nelson and Ira Chap
nan returned horme last week after
t week's hunting and fishing in the
Mrs W M Gantt is visiting her
laughter, Mrs Lulu B Crane, at Lib
Mrs Sam Hughes and sons, Frank
nd Dennis, attended the baptizing at
Miss Lucile Perry has returned to
ier home n(#r Toccoa, Ga.,; after
pending several weeks with her sis
er, Mrs John Riggins, who has been
'eal sick with a fellon on her finger.
Mr and Mrs Earl Rogers and chil
Iren spent Sunday afternoon with
heir (laughter, Mrs Clyde Bolding,
if the Praters section.
Mrs Cora Gilstrap of Easley has
>cen visitting homefolks around here.
Mrs, Larkin Hughes, of Laurens,
ias been visiting friends and rela
ives in this section.
A good many people of this section
Lre attending the taber'nacle meet
ngs at Pickens
Mr. Earl Rogers is nursing a bone
ellbn' on his thumbn andl is unable
o work. He thanks those wvho have
vorked for him.
Th'e' E Y P U is good at Rice's
tow. We are proud of our young
ieople. Come and see wvhat we~ are
loing. Spbject for next Sunday
ght is "Powver for Service," wvitn
bliss Cleo Wraldrop as leader.
Next Saturday is election day for
~stor. All members are urgedl to
Talk about wedding bells-I think
ve'll hear 'em before long. Phew!
lhe diamonds! Dud.
OLD FOLKS' SINGING
There will be an 01(d folks' and
roung folks' singing at Smith's Grove
~hurchi the first Sunday in October,
eginning at 9:30 o'clock iit the morn
ing. Everybody invitedl to conic andl
iring well filled baskets and Christ
Ian Harmony, Temple Stara Glad
ridings and new song books. Bro.
L. E. Hu'nnicutti, of Gre~lville, is
going to' be with us and wants to
meet all of his old friends again,
FOR SALE-Ford Touring Cin
been run about 500 miles. cheap must
R. M. X. care 8entinel.
Pickens County Sundt
Met at C
On Sunday aft ernoon, September,
11th, the Pickens County Sunday.
School Association closed its annual
convention which was held at the
Cateechee Baptist church. Those in
charge were especially glad to see l
that so many of the Sunday schools I
of this county were represented, I
and to know of the progress each
school had made during the past
year. It was also gratifying to note
that some of the young people of.
this county have been interested
enough in the work of the Sunday'
school to take the course offered this
summer at Winthrop College for the
training of Sunday school leaders.
Prof. W. I. Morrison, of Clemson
College, was present throughout the
convention and made several ad
dresses. The interest manifested in
each of htese talks showed that he
was speaking to a thinking audince,'
and that they were being g'ven
something for their hearts and minds
to feast upon. Mr. Leon C. Pal-!
mer, superintendent of the South
Carolina Sunday School Association,
gave to those inter ested in making
their Sunday schools worth more to
the community in which they are
situated, many helpful suggestions
CARD FROM MR. LOOPER.
To the voters of Pickens county:
Having been solicited by many
citizens to make the race to fill out
the unexpired term of the late F.
E. Alexander as state senator from
Pickens county, I have consented to
make the race and wish to give in
a few words a brief outline of my
The tax question at this time is
uppermost in my mind and I have
been giving it much thought. I am
convinced that under preserft cop
ditions taxes are too high and if 'the
people are to 'lie' ontent'ed 'and,
prosper, taxes must be reduced to a
tigure where they may be paid with
out too much sacrifice on the pee
ple's part. I am aware that. it takes
money to run our government as it
should be run, but it is my opinion
that our government is being run
too extf'avagantly. I am heartily in
favor of good 'schools and good
roads and steady progress in all
lines, but we should have these im
provements only as we are able to
pay for them without too great a
burden. As individuals we would all
like to own fine houses, automobiles
and farms, but if we are good busi
ness people we acquie these things
only as we can afford them and see
our way clear to pay for them.
The government should be run on
the sam?: plan. During the recent
time of high prices the salaries of all
public officers were raised consid
erably. Now that things are being
readjusted to former levels I think
salaries should be reduced in pro
portion to the price of the products
of the earth and all other things.
Of course salaries wvill not be reduc
ed (luring the present term of of
fice, but they should be reduced in
time that aspirants in the next eec
tion~ should knowv beforehand what
each olice will pay. With the boll
weevil upon us threatening to de
stroy our principal money crop we
must be careful in our expenditure
If elected I will at all times be
readly and willing to confer with the
people on 'questions of intereset. I
wvill give close attention and studly
to all questions comi r before the
sente andl look well a -r the inter
eats of the people.
I (d0 not think we needl any newv
laws, If anlything, we have too
many lawvs now. Some of them
shouldl be abolished and others clarn
fied so that the people and lawyers
may understand them.
I will be prompt andl regular in
attending to the dluties of a senator.
Don't think that any one man can
control the senate, but I believe that,
I can so condluct myself that I will!
gain influence in that body and will
use it for the good of my county.
If I should fail to (10 anything for
the good of my county I will return
and report to the people the reason
E. Frank Looper.
CENTRA L SINGING POSTPONED.
Central Township Singing conven
tion has postponed its meeting for
the fourth Sunday, on account of 'the
county convention menccls ta de
TO CHOOSE S
A special election to select a suc
cessor to the late F E Alexander as
state senator from Pickens county
will be held Tuesday, September 27.
Not a great deal of interest has so
far been manifested in the election,
although three candidates have n
nounced that they will make the race
for senator. Those anounced are
Messrs E F Looper and J C Jen
nings, of Pickens, and E P McCravy,
of Easley. All of these. gentlemen
have held public office in Pickens
county and are well known to the
The following notice of election has
been received by the local county
commissioners of election:
The State of South Carolina.
To the Commissioners of Election
for Pickens County:
Whereas, F E Alexander, who, at
the General Election held in Novem
ber, 1918, was chosen as a member
of the State Senate, for the election
district of Pickens County to serve
four years, has since said election
died; and, whereas, the Constitution
of the State of South Carolina di
rects that in such case a writ of elec
tion shall be issued by the President.
of the Senate for the purpose of fill
ing the vacancy thus occasioned, for
the remainder of the term for which
the member so deceased was elected
New, therefore, you, and--each-of
you, are hereby required, after due
advertisement, and with strict regard
to all provisions of the Constitution
and Laws of the said State touchinlg
your duty in such case to hold an
election for a member of the Senate
for the election distriet aforese id to
serve for the remainder of the term
for which the said F E Alexander
was elected; the polls to be open at
the various places of election in the
said district on Tuesday, the 27th
day of September, 1921, by the va
rious sets of managers for these
places respectively, and the counting
of the votes cast and the leclaration
of the result of the election to be
in accordance with the provision of
law providing for the general e(lee
tion and in the manner of con(Iuting
This writ, together with your re
turn and all papers pertaining to the
election to be held under it. to he
transmitted to the Secretary of State.
Witness, the Honorable Wilson G.
lHarvey, Esquii'e, President of the
Senate, at Charleston, this the 8th
day of September, in the year of our
Lord one thousand nine huindredc and
Wilson G. Harvey,
PresidenIt oIf the Sena~lt(.
M. M. Mann, Clerk of the Suunate.
Tlhe following men are hereby apl
pointedl managers of the electi'on:
Antic:-h--EZ. M. Gilstria~i A. TI.
Alice :Mill--A. H. Stok( , A. B.
Adkins, J1. S. King.
Catecchee--L. L . Leonpard, P. 0.
Cul houn-C WV. Boggs, Carlisle
HllombeUlJ, P'. E. Frceeman.
C'ross Roads---A. TI. Simmiens, J. F.
F'indloy, J. N. Ligon.
Crosswell-J. 0. Hughey, S. P.
Garrison, W. C. Kay.
Central-H. E. Seaborn, W. E. Pin
son, Roy Gainos:.
Easley--John E. Craig, E. L. Bolt,
T1. TP. Bar'ton.
Easley Mill-W. R. Oats, L. ,J.
Connelly, A. A. Adams.
lsacqueena--C- J1. Tarrant, A. T.
Hopper, J. E. Davis.
Dacusville--.N. B. Williams, J. P.
Jones, J. D. Ferguson.
Flat Rock-M. J. Boggs, John Wil
son, 0. M. McKin'ney.
Glenwood--Sam T. Smith, W. E.
Kennermore, J. A. Mullinax.
Holly Springs-F. Ed Stewart, W.
T. Chastain, M. D). Chappell.
Liberty-John T. Bogga, J. P.
Smith, RL. C. Robinson..
y School Convention
for getting ths desired resui.
Othei 'prominent speakerd of 'i-e
convention were W. S. Goodwin, of
Central; G. F. Norris, of Green
ville; Miss Annie Gravely, of Pick
ens, and E. L. Henderson, of Central.
The banner given to the school
with the best attendance at the con
vention went to Mr. L. L. Lackey's
school at Liberty. At the closing
session fo the convention new offic
ers for the coming year were elect
ed with E. L. Henderson, of Central,
president, and W. W. Cobb, secre
tary and treasurer.
The district presidents are J. L.
Blair, of Easley; Jay Gaines, of
Liberty; L. L. Leopard, of Cateechee;
B. C. Ramsey, of Central, and W. A.
Matthews, of Pickens.
The people of Cateechee spared
no effort to make the convention a
success. All visitors received a
hearty welcome at the homes in
which they were entertained and on
Sunday the ladies of the commun
ity served a delightful dinnr on the
Many towns extended to the as
sociation an irvitation to hold its
next convention with them, but no
place was decided upon.
CARD FROM MR. E. P. McCRAVY.
Mr. Editor: Two weeks ago you
know my name was handed to you
by some of my friends as a candi
date to succeed the late Senator
Alexander, but I had you to with
hold the announcement because 1
had not considered same and did not
care to announce so early after the
death of Senator Alhxander. I have
decided, however, to make the race
and will do so entirely upon my re
cord. urd merit, I have been urged
to ent'er tit "by good men and
womet ;from eve'y section of the
cobuity and if elected I will give my
cotikty and state the best service
that lies within me.
A fewt" things that I stand for:
Economy in government. Fewer
offices, thereby reducing taxes. I
would not cripple our common
schools, but would demand efficiency
of teachers, thereby giving the best
service for money expended. I am
in favor of building up a system of
education that will make more pro
ducers, because the tendency of
mankind is away from production.
I think our legislature meets entirely
too often. I would rather see it
meet every four years than each
year. I have a plan that I think
would work splendidly that would
remove our state officers from poli
tics and save our state much money.
I do not think we are any better off
because of the state tax commission,
and T dlo not think the authority
vestedl in the railroad commission is
alwvays prop~erly used and I will en
deavor to prevent further misuse of
that authority or take some of it
away from them. The telephone
rates and railroad rates for instance.1
1 (10 not wish to be undelrstuood to
be re-entering politics as a profes
sion, but should the good people who
honored me years ago and who stood
by me so loyally, both then and sinceI
in my servee of the publie, wish me
to, I will be glad to represent them
in the senate for the one 'ession of
the unexpired term of Senator Alex
I would be very glad to speaIk in
any section of the county t h:t I may
explain myself fully on tht se and
any other public qu estions.
Thanking the good ple()! for
honors conferred in the pasit , I am
Ed. P'. Mc(:ravy.
Mrs. Mary Billingsley and Mr. S.
D. Gassaway were. maried at the
home of Mrs. Elizableth Mulkey on
Se'ptember 6, Rev. C. I.. Craig per
forming the ceremony. Mrs. IBillings
Iey was the widowv of the late Alex
Billingsley of this county. Mr. G;as
saway is an industrious and highly
honorable citizen and w<'|l knowvn.
Both are of the Palestine community.
The county board of education has
succeeded in borrowing $30,000 which
was 'needed in order to keep the public
school ' teers naid nempity .
Looper's Gin-J. L. Looper, R. M.
Hill. W. 0. Turner.
Mile Creek-W. R. Dalton, A. J.
Rampey, J. E. Nix.
Norris--C. C. Burroughs, H. 0.
Entrekin, Clark McWhorte'r.
Pickens-B. F. Freeman, J.. I. All
goed, Robert Baker.
Pickens Mill-H. E. Jones, J. B.
Holland, J. A. McNeely.
Peters Crcek--J. E. Foster, H. B.
Singleton, J. E. Singleton.
Pleasant Grove-W. D. He'ndricks,
A. B. Talley, J. A. Cox.
Praters-M. 0. Looper, W. W.
Seaborn, H. G. Hunnicutt.
Pumpkintown--J. D. Simmons, A.
C. Sutherland, R. L. Jones.
Six Mile-R. P. Price, J. E. Medlin,
The polls will open at each pre
cinct at 8 o'clock a. in. and close at
4 p. m.
Managers will please call at the
court hcuse for ballot boxes.
W T Bates,
W W Aiken,
J Hovey Earle,
Managers of Election
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOl TLE
Friends of E. FRANK LOOPER
hereby announce him as a candidate
for the State Senate from Picken
County in the special electidn. to be
held September 27, 1921.
The friends of E. P. McCravy an
nounce him as a candidate for the
state senate for the unexpied term
of the late F. E. Alexander.
J C JENNINGS is hereby an
nounced as a candidate for the State
Senate in the approaching special
AUNT ANN ROE DEAD
On September 10 the death angel
entered the home of M''. and Msrs.
Earl Day and claimed the spirit of
Mrs. Ann Roe. Mrs. Roe was a con
secrated christian and stated that she
was ready to go. Her husband pre
ceded her to the grave twenty-eight
years. She was seventy-eight years
of age, and besides a host of rela
tives and friends she. leaves the fol
lowing children: Mrs. Janie Day,
Mrs. Mcllie Ien(Lricks, Mrs. Etta
Batson, Mrs. Sunie Hendricks and
Silas Roe. Her remains were laid to
r, st at the Cross Roads cemetery
Sunday Ifterno(on, after funeral ser
viecs conducted by Rev. D. Pierce
. AG;ED EASiLY LADY DEAD...,
After an illin~ess of weeks, Mrs. B.
CX. Johnison1, one of Easley's oldest citi
teus, l)"ssed away at. her home last
Wednesd'ay morih~g. She was the
widow of the late Capt. B. C. Johnson
Conifedlera te veterani, wvho passed from
this life some three years ago. Mrs.
.Johnson was loved and revered by
this; entire community and there are -*
miany fiends(1 who will mourn her
Th'Ese whoi~ .survive her are as fol..
lows,:: Two 5rans, P. C. annd Joe John
son, 'f Easley, andl two daughters,
Mrs ~. VWrner H-oward and( Mr's. Harvey
Snider, also (of Easley.
ren ral sorv ices were hcld Thrus
day at her home, by Rev. D. W.
lliott and Rev. J1. P. Patton. Inter
ment took place at the church ceme-.
tery by the side of her husband.
II. M. WHITMIRE DEAl)
Mr. H. M. Whitmire, of Easley,
died 'September 1. H~e was seventy
nine yars old1 andl a Confederate vet
eran. Hlis bodly was buried at Pied
mont by the grave of his wife. Mr.
Whitmire was a member of the Meth..
Odlist church andl a splendlid christian
gentleman. He. is survivedl by the
following children: Mrs. Lela [som,
Mrs. Ferb lFinley and *Ferb Whit
mire, all of Easley; Messrs. K., Z.,
E. L., E. (1. and J1. S. Whitmire, all
LIBERTY SINGING CONVENTION
Liberty Township Singing conv'en
tion will meet with 'the lower mill
better known as Mapleeroft Mill or
Easley Mill No. 3--'-Septemiber 18, be
ginning at 1:30 o'clock p. m. Every,
body Invited to attend.