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A NEWSPAPER WITH A CONSCIENCE
VOLUME 51-NUMBER 5 PICKENS, S. C., OCTOBER, 13,121 SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR
- " I recently made a trip to Pickens
county and visited several Seetions
of it, and I want to tell you that I
Was amazed at the progress your
county has made within the last few
years and the substantial appearance
- of everything I saw. It is my firm
belief that within- a few years Pick
fes county will take its place right
at the top of the progressive counties
of South Carolina." Thus spoke Mr.
B. H. Peace, editor of The Greenville
Daily News, to The Sentinel editor
one day last week.
Mr. Peace is enthusiastic over the
recent progress of Pickens county.
He was impressed with the substan
tial appearance of Pickens county
homes and people and especially with
our corn and cotton crops. He has
been in other Piedmont counties re
cently, and believes that as a whole
Pickens county has the best crops in
the Piedmont section of the state.
"One thing that has held Pickens
county back," remarked Mr. Peace,
"is that you have been living tce
much to yourselves and outside pec
ple were not well acoijainted with
your county and its remarlkable re
sources, but with the advent of good
ol si ajdood .inoi %~Otlj 01 pull
'1fl0 flO.A puij 04 2itl~uplaq a.iv old1
-oad apislito '11wIue.) st Still NpUoi
many natural advantages which in
stantly attracts the attention of a
stianger and I predict a remarkable
growth of your county within the
next few years. The trans-mountain
road you are building is going to
roean much to you."
I Mr. Peace is editor of The Green
ville News and president of the com
pany that publishes that paper. He
is greatly interested in helping to
builA up the Piedmont section of
South Carolina and is going to use
the influence of his paper to set forth
to the world some of the advantages
and resources of Pickens county.
Mr. Peace's observations and re
marks will no doubt be very pleasing
to Pickens county people in general
and his interest in us is greatly ap
PICKENS STREET IMPROVE
The topsoiling of Ann street and
sidewalk has been completed and for
the first time since it was laid out
this street is in real first class shape.
T1he street was r'esurveyed, built up
in lowv places and cut down in high
places, andl an entirely new sidewalk
has been located. The wvork was done
undler the personal supervision of
Mayor Cureton andl he deserves the
thanks of the towvn for making the
It is safe to say that no other town
the size of Pickens in the state re
ceives as much time and attention
from the ir mnayor as Pic kens receives
from Mr. Cureton. Re'cently he has
been giving practically all oft his time
to the town, and it amounts to some
thing, as lhe is a man of' uniusual good
judgment and business ability.
Speaking of street work, te plans
nowv arle to sand1( clay Main street as
soon1 as the wvork on the wate'rworks
and sewverage system wvill puermit it.
ERIECTING~ WATERI TIANK
Wo~rk began this week on the eree'
tion of the water' tank for the PickenIs
water'work s system, and Fore manI
Stevens states that lie expects to
have it comlpletedl in twvo weeks. The
supports uponi which the tank rests
are seventy-five' teet high and the
tank itself will be about twventy-five
feet in length, making~ the top of the
tank abaout one hundredc( feet above
the ground. Tlhe tank has a capiaci
ty of '75,000 gallons of wvater and it
is said that it will fu rnish sufficient
pressure( to throwv a stream of wvater
over any:. building in Pickens. It is
kicatedl just ini the r'ear' of the Koe
Tphe men ereecting the tankil are: J.
H. Stevens, foreman, of Atlanta; W.
H. Carmichael, of Newnan, Ga.; C.
D~. Carden, Cai'rollton, Ga.; L. D.
LaiiIeford, C'olumbus, -Ga.
ES PICKENS CO.
CENTRAL NEWS LETTER
Lucal and Personal Iteths From A
Mr. Hari-y Harrington, who has
recently finished a course in repair
ing automobiles, is at work now at
the Worsham garage.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Oliver spent
last week-end with Crayton Muhinax
Mrs. Lee Carson came home last
Thursday from a Greenville hospital
much improved in health. Many
friends are glad to have her back.
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Smith were
in town last Monday for a short bus
MIr. and Mrs. F. Van. Claytori spent
last Sunday with their parents, Dr.
and Mrs. L. G. Clayton, in Central.
The Baptist ministers' association
was held at the hotel here last week.
They had a very profitalble iand in
All of Central's mail carriers have
new Fords, and all mails are on "Tin
A very jolly crowd of Six Mile
academy stu:!ents lpassed through
here lhut week.
Dr. and Mrs. L. G Cayton attended
the Morris-Clayton wedding in Pick
ens last Wednesday.
J. W. Julian, rural policeman, at
tended Federal court in Greenville
last week. Julian has been taking
in the boozers lately.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ranscur and
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Morgan attended
the reception at Mrs. R. F. Smith's
in Easley last Thursday evening.
C. J. Tarrantwas in Liberty l'st
Tuesday on business.
J. W. Kelley was in Pickens last
Thursday on business.
Mr. c.nd Mrs. J W. Brock were
in Pendleton last Thursday on bus
An interesting event of Wednes
day afternoon, October 5, was the
marriage of Miss Emily Inez Morris
and Mr. Frederick Van Clayton ' at
the home of the bride"; parents in
Pickens. Rev. H. A. Knox, of the
Presbyterian church, performed the
impei"5ve ceremony in the presence
of members of the two families of
the contractinlg parties. The home
was artistically and bewitifully dec
orated with ferns and cut flowers.
The bride was lovely in a becom
ing gown of blue cloth trimmed in
gray, with accessories to match. She
is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Morris and an uttractive, accomplish
e(d and popular iember -f the social
set. Since 4er graduation from Chi
cora Coilege. she has been an excelp
tion ally successful teacher in the
Mr. Clayton is a son of Dra. and
Mrs. L~. (. Clayton of Centr'al and
is priominen'it ini the social and polit
ical world. At pr'esent he is the ef
ficient superCiintendent of edlucat ion.
of P'icken.< county.
I mmediat ely after the 'er'emonly
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton left for their
wvedding trilp by motor.
They will make their home ini
Ho :st s of friendls are offler.ing con
gr'at ulat ions.
LIDIA Y-SM TH '
A marr'iage that is of' much interi
e'st to the many fr'iends of t he con
tracting parties took' plaice at the lit
Ie mcnatruinmonia I mill between ('a
teechee and Norris on last Sunday,
thist., when Mr. Paul Liday led
t' thle hymeneal al tar' Miss Matt ie
Smith. and the old matrimonial nil
i'r. ,. A lonzo Br'owni, spoke the
words t hat ('ausedi the econti'acting
pari t's to tie a knot with theiri ton
glues tha' they wvill ne'ver' loosena with1
Tlhe conitraing'ti parities are btoth
of' Cetra anI ud stanad hiigh in social
circles, as thei( large criowdl who aic
comnpaniedl them we'll showed.
May they nev''erl want for bread,
and' may there alwatys be "sop")' ini
the bowl, ('lothing ini their wardrobe,
andl peace in their' hiome is the wvish
or the writer. B.
Born unto Mr. and Mrs. Oliver'
Roggs, of Birnuinghami, Ala, October
3, a daughter. The happy parents
By ltichard H1. Edmond, Ed
We constantly hear that the world
is lookng to Aerica for spiritual
leadership. This is not waolly true,
but, if it were the world would look
in vain until America ceased to be
pharasiacal as to its own righteous
ness and realize that sin and crime
and irreligion are rampant through
out the land.
Until America has a new baptism
of righteousness, until the profes
sing Christians of the land realize
their. own shortcomings, and conse
crate their lives, their time, their
talents of brain and money to the
service of God and man, until poli
ticians and- business men, employers
and eniployes, producers and consum
ers aliike, give full heed to the Di
vine Command to love ,the Lord thy
God with all thy heart and with all
thy soul and with all thy mind, and
thy neighbor as thyself, and do unto
others as.. they would that they
should (10 unto them, there will be no
righteousness of a nation fit to lead
the spiritual forces of the world to
a higher ground.
There is spreadng over our land
the accursed atheistic teachings of
German philosophy, more powerful
for evil than were all Germany's ar
mies and navies, and if America
does not give heed to this menace its
downfall will be as certain as was
Germany's. The life of a nation,I
its every business interest, in th
bank, in the factory or on the farm,
is staked upon a new and powerful
eall to righteous living and Christian
service. When moral rotteness ex
ists unblushing in places of great
financial power as recently shown in
New York, without loss of cast.,
when men lie and 'cheat in business,
when men seek to wreck others for
their own personal gain or aggran
dizement, or power, when men mur
der others becaus they are willin-I
to work the domination of alien raid
ical labor leaders, and go unliunish
ed for their crimes and are commend-.
ed by their fellow members; when
a great government institution year
CIVIL COURT PROCEEDINGS.
Several Verdicts Given for Large
Amounts of Money
Many civil cases were disposed of
in the court of common pleas held
in Pickens last week, but few of
them weie of mueh public interest.
Among the most important cases set
tIed were the fullGwing:
Furman .aiuldin vs. Glenwood Cot
ton Mill." Verdict of $750 for the
Ruth King, by her guardian C. J.
Kinpr. vs. Mrs. Evie Cooley. Verdict
of $300 for the pliintiff.
Mrs. E. C. Mull vs. Ensley Lumber
Co. Verdict of $6300 for plaintiff.
N. ,J. Sheriff, who suedl P. C. Car
tee for slander, obtainedl a verdict
A consent .verdict for $?500 was
mlade in the case of Mr's. N. A. Rob
inson3, admainistratrix for thec late Ivy
Rebin son, against the Southiern P'ow
er Co. and the City of Easley. Ivy
Re'snwas killed last year hy a
live electric wvire on the streets of1
RURAL P'OLICE REP'ORT'
Ana analysis of' the reCport made to
the grand .iury by the r'ural police
maen of Pickens cou nty shows t.hat
they have been very bus~y. A re
sumne at' the report shows that froma
,June I to Septembera I the following.
res5ults wer W'obtaiined:
Whiskey seized(, 108 gallonia.
St ills dlestroyed, 18.
Arre'~st s made, I50.
I )ays to be ser'ved~ undo er sen tence.
(COTT"ON OPENED'] EARL.Y.
TIh(' govec iment ann'~oces that
there were' 4,;45 bale(s'of cot ton i
ned't in IPit-kenis counaty th11is seasona up
to Septemtber' 25,, 'as compm-e 'id with
2:: bales .'innedC~ to the same date last
In the entire state u p to September
25 there had been 21 5,2O6 bales ginn
ed1 this year, as compared with
171,4151 at the same dlate last year.
R. B. Brown, of Pickens route 4,
an old-ime friend of The Sentinel,
nnid us. an appreciated visit Tnuday.
Itor Man ufacturers Record.
after year Seeks by blackmailing oi
bulldozing to force others into itt
power or else to destroy them, an(
no national )iOteSt is made, an
thousands of business men stand by
either from cowardice or indiffer.
ence, and refuse to fight against thq
immoraltiy; when the voluptuoui
dances that would have disgraced
even corrupt Rome and Epbesus a1
their worst sweep over the land
when men of position and influenc<
proclaim that some laws cannot bi
enforced because the criminal powei
is greater than the government's an<
that the criminal element ius
therefore be given full sway by re
pealing the laws the criminals d
not like, what right has our countr
to claim the spiritual power to lea<
On a monument erected in one o
the highest passes of the Andes tA
coimemorate a peaceful settlemen
of a threatened war between Chil
and Argentine, are carved the words
"Sooner sliall these mountain
crumble into dust than Chili an
Argentine break the peace which a
the feet of Christ the Redeemer the
have sworn to maintain."
Until America in the spirit of tha
pledge puts aside all self-righteous
ness, sees its own shortcomings at
Almighty God sees them, and hum
bly seeks Divine forgiveness and Di
vine wisdon, it cannot become j
real spiritual leader of the world
for it cannot hold aloift the uplifte
Christ as the only salvation of th
world from sin and wars. The wel
fare of business, the safety of ou
country and of the world from war
and endless crimes, are asked oi
this, and woe hetide our future if w
fail to read the signs of the time
and call the nation to a revival c
religion, pure and undefiled. I
vain will we talk disarmament, i
vain will we decry war and expel
peace while the world is ruled li
sin and while America fails to fit i
self to become a moral and spiritt
al leader of mankind.
"KEOWEE TRAIL" PAGEANT
15,000 People Expected to See 1 it
Greeniville November 11
Greenv.ille.--ndications are tha
nearly 15,000 people will witness th
mammoth pageant, "The Keowe<
Trail," which is to be staged act th
county fair- grounds here on the af
ternoon and evening of Novembei
11th, and which will he the leadin)
feature of Greenville's Htome Com
ing Week, according to announ'ce
ment made by officials of the Green
ville Chamber of Commerce.
This pageant, the puiIo)se. of whie
is to acquaint the peoplte of .this 1'n
tire Piedmont Section with the see
t ion's impor'tant history and le'gend~la
is being put (in by the C'ommulnit;
Service in cooperation with th
C'hamber of Comnmere' antd or'ganizai
t ions throughout the seven counutie
icludedl in this t('rritoryi. Schouc
ch ildreni and many other's fron
Cherokee, Oecnnce. I 'iekensl, and I.auri
nc's counties will t ake part in t hi
tremendous event, and ir'h'arsal fo
the pagant are bei ng beh'll ini ened(
(Col. WV~. IT. Keith, ebtainniiani for th'
Publ icity Comm itt (e for thec pagm~eantv
satid today that h(' '.rat ified wvit
lie pr~ogr'ess mnade( so far. .\ir<
than I1500 ele(Oi( arc alrieVdily in tra in
inmg toi take( parit ini the pag'ant. Col
St('admni at the' Graici Altiioi
ihurch'l last Sundiay moinig~~i the four
thi quartitrly conferenU'ice'~~i wa. bl ani
foillowinig offiecers of! ithe i chnu wet'
Stewvardls: .Idg Tibi . .1. Alauildir
TIrustee: , .l..\ i G is pi'.
Suiperintendecnt of Sunday Sc'hool
11. E. Jones.
Mliss G;rae .\athews was con firm
edl as president of the Ep~iworit
The first frost of the season fe
Pickens cnme October 5.
Tax Books Open
The state and county tax books
I will open tit the county treasurer's
office next Saturday, October 15th.
Although the amount of taxable
property in the c9unty has increased
since last year and many school dis
tritts have voted in favor of extra
tax levies, the total tax to be collect
ed this time is less than last year
on account of the county levy being
four mills less this year.
The total amount of taxable prop
erty in Pickens county for 1921, ac
cording to the county auditor's books,
is $7,399,639, an increase of $24.238
over last year.
The tctal amount of taxes to be
colleeted this year is $376,912.24, not
including the dog tax. This is about
A19,000 less than last year.
The dog tax law has been changed
since last year and (log tax will be
paid separate from other tax. There
are 1785 dogs listed on the auditor's
books and the tax on them will be
$1.25 eane.h. This will raise around
Below are some returns taken from
the auditor's books which may prove
of interest to the 'publie:
t Number of mules in Pickens coun
ty, 3,951; value, $204;325.
Horses, 1,168; value. $56,315.
Cattle, 7,346; value, $95,625.
Sheep, 108; value, S1 35.
Buggies, wagons, etc., 4,373; value.
Automobiles, 1,393; value, $226,
Merchandise in stores, $:?70,985.
Number acres (if land inl county,
:322,599; value, $1,927.270.
Number of buildings. 2,R48; value,
Number of town lots, 2,304; value.
Number of town buildings, 1,1618;
POWELL IN ANDElSON JAIL,
. SORRY FOR ACT.
Anderson, Oct. 6.-TIly Daily IMaiiil
Realizing the Seriolusiess of the
crime which he confesses that he
I cominnited, yet with a hope that he
will escape the electric chair, Ross
Powell. who is held at the county jail
L in connectioi with the murder of his
,1 year old wife at Easley oil yester
day morncing is still concerned as to
h is safety in the local jail.
- The young man says that. he is
r- willing to serve timle for the crime,
b but hopes to escape the electric chair.
- Hle admitted that he was sorry for
- the rash deed, that he weit to the
- mill with no intention of killing her 1
hut was so infuriated by the remark
i with which his wife greetedI him, that
- he jerked out the razor which he had
- taken to a barber shop on Saturday
, Pre~(cdinig th(e cimei( to have. slharpned,
' aindl withI no remonstra ne what ever
Le tronm, his wvife of two yearis, slashed
- heri thIirot andI im media tely prioceed -
s ed to the office of the maiigistrate' at
I Eas ley an sul iirrendet~redl.
1lPowell talks freely w ith his cell
- mlates and laughs at the ioke's of his
5 441 companions. lie was visite hi ast
night by Ihis fat her anad motLher, aindl
'1 is said( to have rio imanided fathler.
for bringing his mtother to, the' jail to
I' see hinm. The mother ofi the yietnn
, manl tainted when shei hail mounitedl
t.he step.~s to the~ cell whIeire her i en is
- I PowetllI says that he werkeid at thle
.Eqinotx mill for a yeair alter his
maririag~e toi the cirl, :aund that t here
was no, iibjec~t ion fromi her parent s
tuntil at ter~ his wife mtade ai visit to
hir miother at E'aslIey a short time
r after theay wereic miarriedl. While his
t wife. u as on ac visit. Powell says he
-went to 1:isley andi wheni lie said
j .',-ing c toi hii wife~ ahb-ut comain
C h:o-k to .\ri.trson she( replied that she
e hadl 0'!rmed t lie arcjqitat ,of ,lc"ss
Phtillipii, and liked him,. and woil not
bt'i reirn tAdrso~n with P'owell. Ae
. oiin t o lPowell, his wifes aithier
. en a hi anriling house. ot Ea:41iy,. and
- I'hlli. as onte of. the boarders.
Th i.:n man fears for his safety
confiiin'e~inet int the coiunty .jail thetre,
Ipreferringit to spcendt t he time ini the~
~ l ITHDlAY (CEIL'IRATION.
AX birthday celebration will b e held
at the home of Mrs. R. E. Andlerson)
r o October 2:1. All friends and rel
ntivo nee invited.
DROWNED IN SALUDA RIVER
Wells Anderson of Pickens County
Committed Suicide Midday
W. Wells Anderson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. R. L. Anderson who live
near Hunt's bridge in Dacuaville
towlnship, committed suicide about
ten o'clock Monday morning by
jumpling in Saluda river near his
home and drowning himself;
The young man had been in bad
health some time and his mind had
become deranged. Monday morning
he announced that he was going to
tIrown himself. lie ran from his
home to the river, at distance of about
half a mile, outrunning the members
of the family who pursued him. The
body wais soon recovered about 150
yards' below where he jumped in.
The deceased was :11 years old and
i member of the Methodist church.
lie served nearly two years in the
World war, being a- member of Cas
.al Co. No. 729. He is survived by
)is parents and the following broth
?r and sisters: Mrs. Leslie West, of
zairmont, W. Va.; Misses Bertie and
1ina Anderson and Fletcher A. An
lerson. of Picukens county.
The bereaved family have the sym
)athy of the entire county in their
W. H. WADE DEAD.
Mr. William Ht. Wade, a well knowln
:-itizen of Pickens ecunty, (lied at
Lhe home of his son, .1. M. Wiade, on'
)etober t, after an illness of more
han a year due to the infirmities of
)d age. Funeral services were con
lueted by Rev. Mr.. M ace at Grniffiun
chnrch the day following deaLth.
Mr. Wade wias eighty-six years Old,
a Con federate veteran aun at member
of Gap Hill Baptist church. lie is
survived by four. sisters, one brother
and the following children: .1. M., J.
C. and If. H-. Wade. all of Pickens.
M1IC8. MAlRTHA% P. KELY DHEAD.
Mrs. Martha P. Kelly, aged 7:3, (lied
At her home Saturday night at 10
e)'loclk after an illiness of two weeks.
Mrs. Kelly Was well known in this
wction, hav'ing lived here practically
ill of her life and having two sona
n business iii the city. Though she
as been feeble for Some tile', her
leath came as a distinet shoek to her
She is survived by fouir daughters,
Uirs. F. If. Bradley, Miss Adlia Kelly,
uuid i1 rs. C. W. Davidson, of Greel
.ill'; Mus. I. M1. Wihite, of E'Jasley;
hre' ,ons, C. R., M. If. and 0. C.
Kelly, the first of Sheiman, Texas.
.he latter two of this city; one breth
-r, E'lias lay, of Easley, and rlne sis
.eri, Mr's. I". M. C'ouch, of 'ausley.
Funeral serv ices were heid Sun..
lay a fter'inoon at 2::30 (o'clock at her
lome1( on '1 8: Pendleton r'oad, follow
'#1 by in ter ment in the Ea sley Met01ho.
list c'hurch rufetecry.
)EA'1TH OF" Ill"1' LB JO51 B 1,..
On Saturday(h, Octob~er' 1 , the' Death
A ngel visited the home of Mr. and
Mrts. Riley Gilstratp and claimed as
Is v'ictim their little 19P-months-old
mby). It had bieeni sick fori about
thireet months and e'very thing was
I'ne fori it that could he dlone, but
it ne(v(''er ould get any better. The
little body wals laid to reist t he dauy
fo'llowing its death in the Mt1. Zion)
Manyi'. frindns a re ,vymnpa thizing.
with t he bere'avedl famiily. 1t is hard
to' giv ur love'd <.nes up, but God
A fter ant ill ness of about thr'ee
ma~mths Mrsi.-~ lirvey Stevensi ~ died
at- her hiome in N'Ash'y a\l tnd~ay a fter-.
uioon, Oct oberi 10), a m n t iunra services
were'( condted at'( Tabo'nr elhurch
Diggj.s, paistor oft the Pichen~s Mci
Mies. Steven- w'.as seventy-six year's
old. Shec is survived by a husband
a 'd the following chuildlren : t'd
Atlanta, and Earle Stevens, l'asley.
Tlhe followving brothers and sisters
also survive: ,J. J1. Adams, D,. B.
Adams, Sam Adams, Mr's. Lou Grant
amnd Mrs. Mary Hiutson, all of Pick