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OF THTHiHL PAE RO UNTY
VPLUM 1NUM R 28 -PICKENS, S. C., SEPTEMBER, 29 1921
McCRAY ELECTED SENA
TQ1 iGHT VOTE POLLED
In- the ipeid4i election held Tuesday to choose a state
senator to re sent Pickens county, E. P. Mci-avy' of
Easley was ele'ted over W. H. Chastain and E. F. . Loop
er. J. C. Jennifgs withdrew from the race last Friday.
Returns from all boxes have not been received as this
is printo, but enough imformation has been received tc
indicate that Mr; MeCravy is elected. As this was a gen
eral election a plurality elects and there will be no second
race. Official vote will be published next issue.
Following is the vote as received by telephone:
PR1IPINCTS Chastain Looper Mcravy
Pickens Mill - 27 0 2
-Pickens: .------------- 154 72 42
Glenwood MilL --- - 42 5 62
Alice Mill- 6 1 15
Easley MilL7 32 39
Fley. .44 11 251
2rosswell 5 10
Dacusville 8 4 5
Liberty-._.----- 50 24 92
Praters-- 9 Z 0
Central. 27 45 19
Calhoun -------g-------- 8 1 8
Six Mile -------------36 1
Cateechee -------- - 13 3 9
Loopers Store ---------- 6 9 9
Norris -------------------8 3 7
Holly Springs ------------- 24 1 0
Pumpkintown 11 23 5
Mile Creek- - 15 1
Flat Rock.. 1 7 6
Peters Creek . 2.
Cross Plains - - 28 3
Total ----- --508 278 607
FORESTI WELBORN DEAD A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY
' r. Jim Forest Welborn, a well, The school at Tamiassee, Oconee
N1croWn citizen of the Pumpkintown! county, supported by the D -A. R of
'dection, died ]A1ondky, Sbptember 26, South Carolina, opens October 3rd.,
*after an illness of six weeks of a with a fine corps of teachers 'a'nd an
* omplication of diseases. The body opportunity is given to all those de
was laid to rest at Secona Tuesday, sii'ous of obtaining a good education
* and funeral sermon will be preac hed a ta remarkably lowv price. The
later by Rev. W. C. Seaborn. Iboard has been reduced from $10.00
Mr. Welborn wvas 39 years of age 11to $7.00 per month, payable in ad
and a. son -of 'Mr. and Mrs. Judge M. vacete nmoe rpoue
Welor ofP-ken. bou tn yar IThe girls are not only learning the
ago he marrie'd Miss *Janie Hendricks, things containedl in books,.but home
daughter of Mr. Warren Hendricks, making, arts and 'crafts, and how to
and she survives..him, be self-sustaining. Cannot Pickens
* Mr. Welborn wits a member of theI county have a representative at this
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nonctzno*h 1Pumpkintowni tei chol '1
ectiondied fordast September 26, ddwokwih a lnedr
aftecanin s otto isx h e k ol f ah h em~a agl let h
doiay. o ofrediseases. Thee. he fllow
Rev. A: F. Jetatcona Te speday, l~i5ddntms snl a
andla ueat ofer.o wlre prexancd rn hessin n~ oet
Suateye. W.tisiC.be mSeabolyoneorn.
Mr. S.eA.born wa 9yas the get(a
an o of Mr. anidres udge. M. i rteBodu imn
Miago eie d is iHndricks, d ilta, etn adop s
tMnde theonwa membr of thens Grtu
Pleaan Grv atitcu, Coa aEns HleGay
Mr.ndi an andle Ropae cizn . a~y Wlr arne Pre, Mr
MIiRS. Mis B.DGELL /ED. WilaNiAneMy orn
M~*rs. JimR StDarel Sied ay. herreBhoemeeFnkHod
Bambde Stebert was Hee ody.L'uts odrHrc odr i
was urieAnersogn oy thegrv laWat izeBleGita
owa he husd. ssGM 6i o asns aydaWat
Lo~ riThe asschoolI tat ms, Ooe
m~nde county, suppor~ ~ted bthet, o
wih nindcrs f tea hers.da
boad askee reucd -ro.$1.0
to $.00 er mnthpayale i ad
Horn Snake Br(
Mr. George Bowie, of Eastatoe, bro.
ught A snake to Pickens Monday that
has been pronounced by "horn snake
experts" as a real horn snake, though
a comparatively young one and its
horn is not fully grown.
The snake is about four feet long
and little more than an inch in diame
ter. It is upotted much like a rattle
snake, though not so dark, and on the
sides of its belly are bronzo-red spots.
The horn on the end of its tail is a
sinall one, be:ng sliglitly slargcr than
the lead of a pencil, but is hollow and
COUNTY SINGING. CONVENTION.
Met With Mountain View Church
Saturday and Sunday.
The semi-annual sessions of the
Pickens County Singing convehtion
held at Mountain View church last
Saturday and Sunday were pronounc
ed by capable observers as being
about the best in the convention's his
Saturday the attendance was not
very large, but the singing was un
usually good. Sunday the attendance
was unusually large and the singing
in keeping with the audience. The
attendance Sunday was estimated by
some as low as one thousand and by
others as high as two thousand, peo
ple being there from every setion of
Practically all of Pickens county's
prominent singers were present as
were singers from neighboring coun
ties. Then the Mountain View sec
tion is a singing community, being
full of good si'ngers, among them
some of the very best in the whole
country. And, take the scribe's word
for it, they certainly made the song
Both Saturday and Sumnlay dinner
was served in picnic style and each
time there was enough for all present
and more. The quantity and quality
of the cats was sufficient evidence
that prosprity and good cooks abound
in this community.
b-Mountain View is a most appro
priate name for this church. It sits
upon a high place and affords one
of the grandest views to be found
in this country.
Every time we visit a section of
Pickens county new to us we think it
is the best in the county and the best
people live there. It has happened so
much that we have just decided that
the whole county is the best and the
people can't be beat. Certainly Moun
tain View is a fine sectionm and the
people are splendid.
The next session of the convention
will be held with Enon church the
fourth Sunday in April a-nd Saturday
before. A ?I.U
Whereas, Antioch church has a
membership of 100, many of wvhom
arc not in sympathy wvith the church,
andl its work, therefore, as active
Imembers of' the church, desiring to
Imake Antioch a model church, (do re
solve to set apart the first Sunday in
October, 1 921, to reCvise the church
roll. Every member is reeues ted to
be present. Any member wVho) will
fu!!yi neglects to comply with the
terms of this resolution thereby for
feit the'ir church membership.
Bring (linner and.. be prepared to
Spenld the clay.
Rev. H. -F.. Wright, Mloderator.
A. Tr. Winchester, Clerk.
A marriage of much interest was
that of Miss' Sallie Lusk to Mr. New
ton Meece, on Sunday afternoon at
one o'clock at the..residence.-of Rev.
F. T. Cox. They are receiving con
gratulations from their many friends.
The Hurricane :township singing
convention -Will 'meet with Norris
Baptist church the second Sunday
afternoon in October at 2 o'clock.
TAhis Is a special session of the een
4ention and ,a large attendance is
ught to Pickens
as sharp as a needle.
The snake created great interest
ad hundred of people inspected it,
among the most interested being Edi
tor Rion McKissick of the Greenville
The snake was killed in the Big
Eastatoe sect;on by Messers. George
Bowie and Erskine Finley. They did
not know what kind of a snake it was,
but thinking 't might be a horn snake
Mr. Bowie br.,ught it. to The Sentinel
office. It is now preserved in alco
'hol at the Piekens Drug Co. store.
ORGANIZE FURMAN CLUB
Enthusiastic Meeting of Former Fur
man Students Held -
Graduates and former students of
Furman University living in Pickens
county, meeting here Monday night
in an enthusiastic reunion, organized
what will be known as "The Furman
Club of Pickens County." The fol
lowing were chosen officers of the
association: Prof. L. N. Foy, prin
cipal of the schools at Liberty, pres
ident; Prof. W. F. Hagan, principal
of the high' school at Pickens, vice
president; George S. McCravy, as
sistant postmaster at Liberty, secre
tary-treasurer. Equally strong men
were chosen members of the execu
tive committee, these being George
S. MeCravy, chairman ex-otmcio;
Rev. F. T. Cox, pastor of the First
Baptist church here; F. S. Childress,
principal of Six 'Mile Academy; S.
W. O'Dell, prominent and successful
farmer of Liberty.
Organization -of the Furman Clut
of Pickens county followed the ap
pearance here of the Executive Sec.
I retary of the Furman Alumni Asso.
ciation, L. M. Glenn, who met with
the Furman men and explained to
them the aims and objects of the
association's plan of organizing
clubs of former students and grad
Iuates in practically every county of
the state. Those present heard Mr.
Glenn with the closest attention and
were electrified as he unfolded to
them the great work which the al
umni association has set itself to do.
His speech was followed immediate
ly by an enthusiastic appeal from
the Rev. F. T. Cox, pastor of the
First Baptist church here, and a
Furman graduate, for the organiza
tion of a Furman Club of Pickens
County. Mr. Cox's appeal met with
instant andl unanimous app~robation
and wvas followed by several short
speeches of a similar nature from
The election of ofheers wvas gone
about carefully, as it is the aim of
the general alumni assoc'iat ion to
make election to office in the county
club the highest honor t hat can be
conferred upon a Furman man by
his college mates.
Following the organization of the
club, plans wvere laid for holding a big
rally and banquet of lFurman men ir
Pickens county at an early (late.
While the time and( place for this
ga hering wvas not de fii:tely fixed, it
wvas the concensus of opinion that it
should( be held at some place in Ea s
1ey and in the very near~ future. 'The
executive comm itteeO was inmpowered
to proceed wvith pla n.4 forj thea han
(luet. The occasion will be mnaul one
o f note in lickens ('0unty , andi' it is
likely -that President Mc( ;lothli!in of
Furman Unliversity wvill be infvitedl to
dleliver -the principal address at the
Pickens county is honeycombed
with Furman men. 'The names of
betwveen .25 and 30 former students
and graduates now living in this
county were on record last nlight,
Ibut this does not account for all the
Furman men in this section.
We wish to thank our friends and
customers. for the liberal patronage
given us at the tailoring opening'held
by lsat .Hamburger & Sons at our
store last week. Anyone dissapointed
i1n getinrg'to attend this opening, and
wishng asuit made, we will be gladi
to akeyor~easueas'we have the
ntire line'en display at our store.
I ,~ Folgrer and MIe:rfebe.
Court envened in Pickens Monday'
with Judge R. Withers Merminger,I
of Charleston, presiding, and an extra j
large number of people in attendance.
Business begain it 10:0 .ith turn
ing over to the grand jury of indict
ments. Aftir the judge's charge to
the grand jury Solicitor Smoak call
ed the Jake Gosnell case and the
defense announced that it was ready
to proceed with the trial.
Though the Gosnell case is one of
the most important ever tried in
Pickens county and one of the harl
est fought, it required only fifty min
utes to select the jury which is com
posed, of the following men: J. L.
Bagwell, D. F. Freeman, L. P. Steph
ens, F. A. Findley, Bennett H. Pow
ers, C. C. Burroughs, S. B. Edens, B.
D. Lathem, B. H. Whitmire, George
H. Reeves, Lawrence F. Smith, J. E.
Gosnell appeas very nervous at
times. His wife sits by him in the
prisoner's (locket. Many relatives
of the late Sheriff Rector are also
Probably never before has an arfay
of such brilliant legal counsel gather
ed in the Pickens.court house for one
trial as that engaged in the Gosrell
case. It is doubtful if a more bril
liant array has ever appeared in one
trial in the state, Representing Gos
nell are Dean, Cothran & Wyche,
Martin & Blythe, of Greenville; Car
ey & Carey and Sam B. Craig, of
Pickens. Mr. Dean is senior counsel
and conducting the case. Solicitor
Smoak is being assisted in the pros
ecution by Donhain & Price and J.
Robert Martin, of Greenville, and
. . Earle of Pickens.
The solicitor's job seems to agree I
with Mr. Smjoak. lie is looking ex- c
ceedingly well and keeps things go- y
ing. During the ,Josnell trial he
continuously wore a pair of green
Both the Greenville dlaily p)apers y
have staff correspondlents here coy
ering the Gosnell trial. Mr. Crowley,
a new man on the News, is represent
ing .that paper and doing it well. Mr. e
Rion McKissick, editor of the Pied
mont, is here for his paper. Mr. Mc
Kissiek is not only one of our fore- i
most edlitcrs, but is also a lawyer
andl probably the best court reporter j
in the state. floth Greenville papers
are playing the trial up big.
Ex-Clerk A. .1lhn Pog~gs ir asist -
ing Clerk Stewart court w(elk.
One of the star witnesses for the .
Statec in the Gosnell caIse wa- a .l r.
D~oran, a Charleston city detcLet ve a
and full-hhdded I iish mana. When t
he first came to the stand~ (Countsel i.
Dean for the defense turnedl him over hi
to Mr. Wyche for examination, but a
Mr. Wyche made little headwaIy wvith a
him, ile talked wvith a brogue, a t
cross betwee~n Charlestonese and( Ir- I
.During Mr. Black's testimony, Car
los Rector, a brother of the late
Sheriff Hendrix Rector, stripped off
his clothing above the waist so the -
Poctor could mark on his body with
a pencil the points where bullets en
tered his brother's body and their
The court house -has been packed
at each session. Many Greenville
people are present each day.
This is Judge Memminger's first i
visit to Pickens In about six years. a
.11e says he likes to) come here.,__ f h
E TAKES TIME
Jake Gosnell is being tried for the.
illeged . murder of Sheiff -Hendrix
tector of Gree nville county. Rector
vas shot and killed by Gosnell in a
Greenville garage July 4, 1919. Th:..;
ease was tried in Greenville last May
and resulted in a mistrial. The de
fense later secured a change of venue
to Pickens county. Gosnell is a Fed.
eral prohibition agent.
The State rested in the Gosnell
ease Tuesday afternoon at 4 Velock.
The trial is expected to last through
All testimony in the Gosnell case
was concluded Wednesday afternoon
ind argument will begin Thursday
Thomas Long and Annie Byrd,.
vhite, plead guilty of committing
idultery and were sentenced to pay
t fine of $100 or serve six months
in the chaingang each. Relatives of
he woman paid her fine and took her
iome. Long will take the (lays. Both
are from Georgia, but came to this
'ouity several months ago..
Alonzo C. Hall, white, and Austin
Pcomey, co!ored, plead guilty of
-tealing an automobile from County
301mmm I1issioner 'Joe Finley on Sep
.ember 1). Each got 18 mor~lhs on
he gang. They were Caught With
Lhe car in Virginia last week by of
ficers who had received information.
from Sheriff Roark. Sheriff Roark
went and brought them back.
T1furuth Alkxander ri.umion was
beL-i at the Lilfle River graeylard
)m Saltrday, September 17. I1.21
The rocedure of ti-(. y v1aa,.1.
<-ilow..s: Rev. W. C. Seiaborna deliv
red a sermon from the twenty'-tsej
mnth cliaepter ,f St. Matthew. Ge-.
am.ionrally he dgE l ssed fron i1 m;.
md spoke .f the days when he acted
s pastor of Little River church. I ant
ure all Alexanders present enjoyed
tev.Seaborn's remarks of the hlomnes
f the older generations of Alexanders
Phich carried us back thirty-nine,
ears ago. The next speaker of the
ay was Ho),. J. R. Earle of Walhalla"
[on. Earl's subject was: High Ideals
f ('itizenship. We were very fortu
inte to have this noble subject dis-.
ussedl by the able speaker.
Realizing that the auspices of our
teuinioin were very poor, it was decid
d by the Alexanders to select a build
The following names were selected
Sserve as the building committee.
Rev. RI. A. Hudson as; chairnman, D.
I. Alexander, D). TI. Alexander, P. E'.
Llexander', R. HI. Alexander, D). H.
lexander, Elijah Alexander, D.. M.
lexandler, W. E. Alexander,. M. M..
lexsander, L.awvrence Grant, and 1I.
.Alexander as secretary. The dlut
s oif this comm ittee will be to con
Iruct a tabernacle at the l ittle River
I am recordinag the ranmes, ages anud
ildresses oif those who are related to
ne A lexandaers, e'ither by consain uin..
y or affinity, in the sectary's
ook. If you are related by\ eithecr
ndl ,wish to havec your antw, age,
ndl addaress recorded, send yourt nam e
r> D. V7. Alexanderi, TfamaYsse, S. C.
shall also recaord the birthIs and'
onths of the Alexanders if it isd
I., V. Alexanader, Secretary.
Miss Claire Kearse, conc(tedl with
he child-placing department of the
tate board of public welfare, was in.
'ickens county several dlays last week
the interst of her work and espee~
dlly inquiring into the welfare of the
hildren the board has paced in Pick
ns county homes. Six children have
oun4 homes in this county through
he borad and Miss Kearse .wa un
eserved in her praise of thle homes
to which thl children have gone. S1he
* vivacious young lady of pleaslnt
idress and seema muchb iterested