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PICKENSrT~3E GEM ~PPR1
OF THE ]FOOTHIfLLS
E -- OUNTY
A NEWSPAPER WITH A CONSCIENCE
VOLUME '51Ni)MBtR 24 --
PICKENS, S. C., OCTOBER, 0, 121-C
,A $15 AYA
Man Cuts i
One of the most horrible tragedie
that ever occurred in Pickens count;
took place about 10:30 o'clok Tues
day morning when Ross Powell en
tered the Glenwood Mill at Easle:
anti cut the throat of Is eighteen
year-old wife while she was at worl
In the spinning room of the.mill. Thi
throat was cut from ear to ear an
the jugular vein was severed, caus
ing instant death. Powell theri rush
ed from the mill escaping from sigh
of other mill employees, and afte
taking a circuitous route arrived a
4 the Easley city hall and surrendered
Mrs. Powell before her marriag<
was Miss Emily Perry, (laughter, o:
the late Elvin Perry of Pickens coun
ty. She has resided in the Glenwoo<
Mill village with her mother sinc<
early childhood until two years ag<
when she was married (to Ross Pow
ell and they resided at Brandon Mil
4. in Greenville. It is stated that sev
eral months after their marriage do
mestir affairs became unpleasant
and the young couple separated. Or
last-Sturday Mrs. Powell returned t<
- her mother's home at Glenwood anl
Monday she applied for a positior
in the mill which was assigned t<
her and she reported for work the
morning of her death. Shortly aftei
she had gone to work Powell waQ
seen to enter the mill, having com<
from Greenville, and engage in a
conversation with Mrs. Powell but
soon took his departure. He latei
entered the mill and went straight
way to the machine where Mrs. Pow
ell was working and he was seen t
rush down the steps a few nori ent
later when about the sa'me tim2 Mrm
Powell was . en on the floor witi
blood gushing from her throat. Th'
mill officials being notified summon
ed medical aid immediately, 4pt lif
was (xtinct before the arrival of th
City and county officers were noti
fied immediately and, while the;
were irganizing a posse to institut
a vigorcus search for the criminal
telephone message from the Easle;
City hall announced that the man ha<
arrived there and had surrenderei
himself to the authorities.
Upoi entering the city hall Powel
drew from his pocket a razor, whicl
-was the weapon usvd -and told tht
officer there that he had cut hi
wife's throat. Owing to much ex
citement and intense feeling agains
Powell which suddenly arose afte
the killing, he was spfritedI away i4
an automobile to prevent mob viol
Powvell was im medlihte~y brough
to Pickens, and later .garried to And
erson, for safe keeping. He is quot
ed by officers acccmpanying him a:
having told them that h6 loved thi
* girl more than anything else on earth
but that s'he had left him, and Mon
day lhe got a letter from her tellini
- him that she wouldi never live witl
him -again and requesting him not ti
nress his effections upon her. Thi:
Powecll is quoted as sayng, wvas mor<
than he could stand, and he decided
to end it all and so armed himsel:
with a razor and went to IEasley
that wvhen the girl still persisted il
refusing to live wvith him he cut he
The' general heli(ef is thait 1Powel
sneaked into the mill Tuesday mo'rii
*ing and tried to force his wifei
leate her people and .return~ to liv
with him in Greenville and that aftt
she refused. to do so that he shishec
her throat. Shortly before her de'a
Mris. Powell had toldl one' of he
friends that she never expectedl t
live wvithi Powvell again.
Mrs. Powell is a native of thi
county and having resided at Gler
woodi Mill for a number of years ha
made a host of friends, Wvho, togeti
er wvith a large faimily connectio
deeply 'eplore the terrible affair an
* her untimely death.
R1ev. J. T1. Mann's A ppointments
Rev. J. T. Mann will preach at ti,
following churches in Pickens count
on the second Sunday in October:
econ1 at 11 o'clock.
Cep1sik at 3:30.
pt~t t thi0 tnaval hour.
e~lic corially Inytted.
y at Easley;
is Wife's Throat
BUSTLING CENTRAL NEWS
New Buildings Going Up-Local and
Miss Gertrude Johnston, of Ander
son county, is visiting Mrs. L. R.
Bowling and other relatjves here.
W. T. Earle went to Greenville last
Sunday to visit his mother, who is
in the City hospital there, and who
has undergone a very serious opera
tion. Her many friends will be glad
to know that she is improving and
hopes to come home in about two
Mrs. W. L. Carson is improving
rapidly after a very serious opera
tion in a Greenville hospital. She
hopes to be at home wit.h her family
again in a few days.
Mr. Claude Burroughs, of Norris
was in Central Saturday wearing his
Mrs. J. P. Glenn and Mr.s. J. C.
Watkins of Anderson spent a few
(lays last week here with their sis
ter, Mrs. L. G. Clayton.
Central's good cotton market con
tinues to bring cotton here, not only
fron this immediate section, but also
from adjoining counties.
Isaqueena Mill here is enjoying an
excellent business. It has been run
ning day and night for some time
and will *ikely continue to run thus
Miss Lula King has accepted a
position with Hobbs-Henderson Co.,
here aid she wishes her friends to
call and see her.
Mr. George Bowers, a traveling
salesman, out of .-Greenville, has
purchased a lot bere and is laying
down- the material to build a beaut
iful home. 'We are (ertainly glad
'to have Mr. and Ah's. Bowers cast
their -lot with us.
Rev. W. ). -Correll is assembling
material on his beautiful lot on East
Main street to build a handsoie Dew
Fall goo(ls are arriving in Central
almost daily and our .merchants will
sGon have their stores chock full of
fall and winter goods.
Several prospective buyers of land
have been looking it farms :aroind
Central during the past week or so.
Central needs :a chamber of com
metce, a board of trade, a youlng
men's business league, or something
to put into use the proper methods
of advertising out' town and com
M1r. AV. T. Earle claims he had a
strange, experience a few iights ago
when he was awakened by a noise
dlown in his cottoin patch and wvhen
he investigated it he founid it was
Ia sp~at between two boll wveevils-an
old one 'was whpping a young one
becaus it would not ,take two rows
at a t.imie.
-Revival se'rvices are in progress at
the Seconad Wesleyan church. R~ev.
H. HI. Williams, of Miltonvale, Kan.,
is dloing the preac'hinig.
Prof. andli Mi's. G. E. Welborn and
little George. ,Jr., and George Mar'
r'ett spenit the week-enda wvith Mirs.
WVelbornI's '1parents att Towvville.
ThePl com1mutnity store at the Isa -
queen ( Mi Till is enjioying a flourtishintg
bus'.iness~ undaer the matnagemtent of
\r A.\. Pe'arson.
Mr .I F. Hatnistet' of' 1,iherty was
a1( Cetral visitor' last week.
ls dna Chayton, w~ho is teach
itng at lFounitain Inni. spent the week
end1 w.it h her . prtt'ts herte, Mr'. attd
lys W. \'lahyton.
Mr. an Mr's. TI. C . Kiig, of Ope
lil ta Ahi., spen'tt at few. dlays ini Cen
t ral last week with Mr is. Kindg's pa..
rents.~ Mlr. and Mr's. W ilkes Kelley,
antd whtil herue he subsct'ibed for The
Pickenis 8en tinel to lie sent to the
"Pig Iron"' state.
1i RUN AWAY A(CIDENTl
'While M's. L. B. Boggs and two
sons5 were ont their way to Secona
church last Sunday morning their'
e mule became frightened at an auto
V mobile which is said to have run very
inear them without signal of any kind
frightening the mule so that he ran
away. The buggy and harness were.
e considerably damaged and Mrs.
Boggs sustained several painful bruf
5ea. The hoys wm.e not hurt
Official Vote In Se
Mile Creek --
NEWS FROM OOLENOY -'
Mr. Welborn's Death Saddens Co.n
munity-lastor Holding Resigns
Oolenoy, October 2.-The Oolenoy
community sustained an irreparable en
loss in the death of J, Forest Wel
born, which occurred at his home t
Monday, September 26. While 1h te i
had been in declining health for
some time few realized the seiious
ness of his condition until a short il
time before his passing. This was
due for the m<.st part to the spirit ".
of hopefulness which characterized t
his entire life. During his illness )
he ever spoke cheerfully and hope
attendants say that.not once did hisa
woiderful will power falter. didr.
Welborn was 39 years of age-just of
in tire prime of youing and most use- p
fll manhood. Ie was a consistent
member of the Baptist church. For
a number of years he had served as
o e Pleasant Grove Bap
tist church of which he was a mem- e
bet at the time of his death. Hei
was of a quiet and unassuming dis
position. A high tribute paid by a
neighbor was that during all of hisB
acquaintalnice with the deceased he a
had never heard him express a harsh t
criticism of any one. In this way
Ie erted his OWn mAon!um-t---a.
price.less example worthy of emula
tion. lHe wats the eldest son of Mr. (
and Mirs. ,J. 31. WVelborn, of Pickens, Tlo
one (4f the obi1est and most substan
ialI families of the county. TIhe fol- vot
loiving b~rothers and sisters survive in
him: .\rs. HIenry Hlend ricks, of An- hig
dlerson ; Mlajior, of Gzonzales, A rizonia; ato
('harl1ie, Frank and Henry and Mlisspr
'laudlia, of Pickens. These relatives Irat
and14 his dlevotedl wife, -Mrs. Janiie ei 15
Hendrlix Welborn, are recipients of a
heart felt sympathy of this commun~l~i- sh
ty. Initermentt was made the (lay fol- h
loaw ing14 hi death att Ser4 4na, his oldf gui
homie chutrchi. the1
"Sunse4t 141nd eventinhg starU. 1411d one14.
el(ear call for1 me4.,
the har when I put out to4 sea;
I hope to see' myt plilot face to) face
whten I have cros(54ed Ithe bai.''e
Rev. F. M. Boling filled his reg-tr
ula app'14H oilnenit at ( olenoy Sunoday,
dliverintg a splentd idl4 discour1se on4 the it
"Wide Gate Rligion ."' lHe has4 heldI 111
th~e Ipastor'ate ot thIiis clhurch~l for the i
last four years. Dunring t his time Ih
he has endeared hiimself to the people bm14
anld 1ma4niy regrets we'r( heard when re
he t endered his resignation after the a4
service. An election wass entered in- thlE
to and Rev. C. R. -Albercromlbie of
Pickens was called to succeedI the__
retiing pastor' it"
Mr. andI Mrs. L. M. Rigdon of Eas
Iey were with relatives hele for the Gr'
Miss Few and Miss Halie, teach- tha
er5 in the school here, spenlt thepr
week-end with the frqret'N home- Me
folks near Mile Creek.,
Mir. and Mrs. Jesse Morris and
Emws 1? .foneen af Pickan a ee a. ..
Chastain Looper McCravy
27 0 2
154 72 42
42 5 62
6 1 15
7 32 39
44 10 254
2 5 10
8 4 5
50 24 92
9 2 0
27 45 19
8' 1 8
36 I 11 9
15 | 2 9
6 9 9
8 3 7
25 1 0
11 23 5
15 6 1
1 7 6
2 3 7
9 8 9
15 0 0
12 5 7
2 4 3
541 283 620
ICKENS BULL ASSOCIATION.
e Communities Organize-- H. H.
Shirley Is President
Luring the past week or two,
unty Agent T. A. Bowen, of Pick
;, and a specialist from the U. S
partment f Agriculture, at Wash.
.ton, D. C. have been canvassing
farmers of Pickens 'County ir
interest of a Cooperative Bull
sociation, the primary object. be
, the improvemlent of the family
6vs of the couhty, and they have JIM
th splendid sutcess five conlillli.
Is having been organized for th<
rehase of bulls in the new associal
"Ich community will be known as
)lo(k and one high grade, purebred
'sey bull from cows with a record
at least .100 pouinds of' bilter-fat
-year will be assigned to each
ek. To prevent. inbreeding the
eks will exchange bulls every two
'he officers of the Pickens County
sey Bull Association are: Presi
it, H-. C. Shirley, Liberty; vice
sident, W. H. Ballentine, Eaisley;
retary-treasurer, . 3 Bauknight.
dey; directors, Block 1, . Al.
iknight; Block 2, T. R. O'Dell Lib
y'; Block :1, H1. C. Shirlev, Block
W. H-. Ballentine; ilock .4; 1-. M.
RD) FRIOM SEN ATO'()-ELECTl.
the.. vo(ters5 of P ickens c'ounity:
adijes and Gentlemen: Onie m~ore
have e'xpressed(' yo'uur'(., conidence'
me andl have e'lectedi mie to the
h and( honor'able positio oIICf s'n
r'. .1 have roit t he wods to ex
5s miy deep alppr'eciationl. I wou~Ild
her have your co nfidenc'e thani all
that could1( he beistoiwedl upo mled '.
wvith God('s help anie dd lublanc I
1I be faithfutl tu e'very t i ru itld
il ever be foundl sItndineL bdy andi
iding the rights and w.-Iltare'' 1f
p)eople of )1' our county.
I anm faithfully yo'ur
w ish fto thankl th l ter ~s I i~ ik -
coutify for fthi' nlice vis '2ivetn
in the race for t he une : piriedl
mn of senator fotr Picke'ns ounty.
)winlg to my (entering the~ ra' la te
w~as imposs05ible f'or mi' Io visit
r' .than half' the county.
ass5ure the vo0ters' t hatl I ranl a
'in race and have' no reasond~ to feelf
I, even though I was deifeated by
I politicians whoit mtust have been
it tle scared, jiuging by the tact
y uised. Thanking- you till.
W. H1. Chastain.
rs here Sundlay.
ir. andi Mr's. .Jarret Keith o~f
e~enville were here Sunday. They
former residents andl the fact
it they frequently come back ia
:of that they "till like the place.
ny friendl gr'eet them.
Read the new advertisemienta this
ek na. nroit atheeb
MISTRIAL IN GO
JURY WAS OU
After deliberating twenty-four
I hours and thirty w'inyites the jury in
the Jake Gosnell case failed to agree
upon a veriet and Judge Meniminger
ordered a mistrial at 2:55 o'clock last
Friday afternoon. The ease went to
the jury at 2:20 o'clock Thrusday af
trnoon after four hours of the most
brilliant arguments ever made in a
South Carolina court house. At 1
o'clock Thrusday night the jury ask
ed the judge to charge them agaol
on what constituded self-defense.
The judge did this, but no more was
heard from the jury until they sent
word that they were hopelessly dead
Solicitr David W. Smoak said im
niediately after the trial had ended
that Gosnell would be tried again.
He was unable to announce whether
this case would be called or not at
the next term of court, of general
I sessions in) Pickens county, which
convenes in February.
On motion of counsel of befense
bund fixed at $5000 by Judge Mem
minger was granted Gosnell and the
defe ndant wias released front custo
dy. Gosnell's bondsmen are R. E.
Bruce, L. C. Thoribley and W. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Gosnell, surrounded
by friends and relatives, and also
the widow and mother of the late
Sheriff Rector, together with three
of his brothers weire among the thir
ty-odd people who remainied in the
court house all 'Thursday night to
healr the jury's verldict.
Jake Gosnell, federal prohibition
enforcement agent, shot and killed
Sheriff lendrix Rector in Briscoe's
garage in Greenville July 4, 1919.
Iiis case was called for trial at the
August term of the court of general
sessins in (renville ciounty, but
W.as transft-rred to the United States
cour't upo(11 nctionl of the defenlse.
Shortly afterwald Jtudge I. If. Wat
kiis reianded it to the'court of gen -
eral sessions and after being contin
ued i through several terms it came
up for trial in Many, 1920, and re
suiteI in a mistrial after the case
had consuiimed sevent days. Gosnell
Was releaseid on S.*4,000 bond -it the
ccinlusioin of the trial whih was
pQresided over by .1tidge T. J. M aul
(finl of, Pickenls. On the ground that
Carlos Rector. brother of H enidrix
Rector, had be-n elected sheii ff of.
the counitty, defeinse couilsel request
eda change of venue and the case
was ordered tried int Pick ens cou nty.
With a brillianit array of counsel
ined It folt anitld against Jake Gos
neIl amd through crowded sessions,
the case continued five days, going
to trial Monday and ending Friday
whien the mistial WIas ordered.
As the ( osnell case consumed
practically the enitire tetrm of criminal
cour i.~*tey little P'ickenis (i couty huiis
ness cold hile tranl)sacte(d. Green -
vil le counity is obl1igatedi by lawv to
defray the expjense of the trial. be
(auset it was trmansferiredili.i iro (Geent
ville coiunty to Pickents counity thtru
a chtange of ve-nue.
Judtget Mentuniinger mliijonriued the
couri t sinie die Friday aiftetrio on at
the coniclusioni of the Goisnell trial.
Therte ate allI kindis of rumoris as
lteliablel irformiiationt is that the juiy
M~e(i le oracq ii luirIy :a. C
IlThe juryv ini the( 'iosnl tma wish
cs to pubilirly thank Shiff and Mris.
I:out an the manaiitat-ut ofth
Ob'i lick i nn htli fo many couirte
The' iutrnfer of the Gosneii caise
fromt Grenitilie to P ic-kens r-ecaills
oto md t hat twenity-Oddl year-s ago
ii*a-iken-s county case wats tried in
Greenv'.ill.- by a c-hange of ve-nu-. it
was thle calse of 'Te State against
-.. E. (ildress(~5 for the shtotiing to
death of Will f,athemi at Mt. Carmel
churcth. (Chibiress was acquit ted by
the Gireentvihlle jury. A c-hange of
venrue wvas uhf ined heeause one of
the P'ickens co(urt officials wvas a rel
ative of the dfefendanlt
Many old and new subacribers are
taking advantage of The Bentinel's
special offer- of a two-year subscrip
tion for- $2.00. All who wish to take
advantage of this offer should do so
at once, as we do not intenld to extend.
T 24 1-2 HOURS
Very little Pickens county busi
less was disposed of -in the court of
greneral sessions last week. Besides
the two eases mentioned in, last
week's Sentinel the following cases
were disposed of:
Clyde Robinson and Walker Rob.
inson, colored, housebreaking and
larency. Clyde plead guilty and got
twelve months; Walker was found
guilty by the jury and got five years
These are the negroes who broke into
J. P. McCoy's store at Easley.
Frank Williams plead guilty to
violating the prohibition law and re
ceived it sentence of six months on
the chain ga1ung.
Charlie and Oliver Morten plead
guilty to violation of the pr1ohibi
tion law an(] received a sentence of
$600 fine or six months each. Sen
tence suspended until December 1.
If each shall pity $25 at that time
balance of sentence will be suspended
during good behavier.
J. A. Madden, 0. L. AMaw and W.
H. Meredith, violation uf prohibiton
law. Mr. Aladden plead gumiy and
was sentenced to pay at fine of $300
orse six m<l.ths. Paid the fine.
The case against Al aw and Meredith
was tnel Ioossed.
Wistei' Hendricks plead guilty to
violation of prohibition law and vac
sen1titn1ced to serve two years.
Tle cou11rt of common pleas for
Pienls countyA. conlvenled iAlonlday
mtlor'nintg and11 is eNx)ected to continue
throughout the week.
GiANI) .1t' RY l'ltESICN FAT
To IlIis RIono, II. Withers Mem
minigr, I esiding Judge.
We beg to stbmllit this, our final
We have passed on all hills handed
us by the sclicitor.
We have examined tihe records
kept by the county officers ind find
thei neatly k ept an1d correct.
We have the report of, the rurcal
police and wish to commend them fo01r
Lheir fait hfulI service.
We have visited tie( chaingang and
find it inl goodI Condition. Th'le pri
mio.ers and live stock are well cared
For and the ita anld cages are in
We have also visited the jail and
ind that the iprisonlers are well cared
ror aud that the jail is in goo(
We have visited the schools thru
utt the. cotunty and find that they
tie very much improved, although
Sgreat many oif t he bu ild ings atre
iv( erowded .
We recommend that the proper
tothories take steps to have the rail
oad underpass at' Libety doubl hed;
hat an otverheadl bridIge be built at
he railIroad crtossintg at N orris; a lso
hatitun underpass he built at. Cen
Wie have v isitedl the cou nty .homie
1d1fin tha bt, the buildings t here are
it a dihnpidatedl conditioni. We have
-alledy t his mattIer to the at tentio* -n-i
he~ couty sutperivisor andtt he siinteS
I hat therei it arte no fundls that h.. cani
Ise fort the purpiose of riedeig
l hose hbu idigs . We'tI teretftore r
Dtommendii t hatl a special appJropia
l ion of $5,000) lhe nmdeaI by~ thi lgis
newV blbllings andl put I in-r' int such'
miprovmentts ats light aid waitr, andi
WVe recomn t h a IFat tai tolunIty
phlysiciant be appointted aril thuat an
atp porpriation tof .%00) per ye'ar be
miad1e for the pu rpose~ of patyinig his
It is wit hi at deep Senise of our loss
that we refer to the; deth.1 of zMr. R.
T. Thornton, who wvas~ a member (of
our body. We mii;4sed his pre'sence
and his counsel and will eer re-.
memberct his devotion to every duty
that his county placed upon him.
We wish to thank His Honor and
officers of the court for court etien
and beg to be eXeused for this trm.
C. H. Carpenter, Foreman.
Cotton was bringing 20e in the
Piekens mvarket, Wednerdar.