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VOLUME M-NUMIJER :~~~~i PICKiEN, S. C., NOVEII it 24, 1921. .~lCtP'O,$.0AYA
'TEACHEt'S INSTITUTE WELL
- UNDER WAY
Eet Educators in State Secured.
The Teacher's Institute is rounding
itself in shape and from indlications
at present bids fair to be a treat sue
cess . Mr. J. A% Stoddard of the
University of South Carolina has
been secured to give instructions as
to High .School Managemerit. M'
Stoddard was at one time High school
Inspector of South Carolina and is
well versed in all the different phases
of the high school. Mr. H. T. Cox
of Furman University has been se
cure(d to give an informal address or
condue.t a round table discussion on
the teaching of Science in the High
Schools. Also Mr.- M. D. Earle has
been secured to instruct the high
school teachers in the teaching of
Math. Both Mr. Earle and Mr. Cox
are of Furman University.
Other men and women of education
al prominence in the State have not
a. yet been heard from definitely but
by next week all -will have been se
cured. and a complete program with
iristructors will be announcee.
Let every teacher in the county be
gin to plan to be present. Every
school in the county is supposed to be
closed for this institute and the salary
of the teachers will be paid the same
as If they were teaching. The roll of
of the teachers will be called and it
will be announced through the paper
A those attending the institute.
Let every teacher and trustee in
terested in the betterment of their
nehool see that we have 100 per cent
attendance on this institute.
For any information conceriinmg the
instittite write to the County Supt.
of Education, P. V. Clayton.
..Do not fail to see the Picken]s High
School Carnival Friday night Nov. 25.
Mr. C. Bowen Parsons was a busi
ness visitor in Bennettsville last week.
Mdrs. G. H. [lend ricks has returned
after spending several weeks in At
Donl Roark i siulent of Clemson
College was at home for the past
Mr. Richard Wilke of Ilairs is
visiting at the home of lrs. R. 10.
Mr. . ohn Tlhornley of Clinton spent
a few lays this week with his mother
Mis. N. S. Thornley.
Mrs. W. M. Berry and little son,
Billy of Hichland are visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. S H. Craig.
Wyatt dennings was in Pickens for
a while Friday, lie has many friends
v ho are always glad to see him back.
The rec'(itail scheduled for the Alex
andler theatre last WVednmesdaty night
was called off on account of inelemaent
Mr i. and Mr's. I ... A. Groe and little
sen of Welford, S. C2. spent Sunday
with their partsii . Mir. and~ Mrs. A.
The laidies of P ickens will give a
Baz.aar' Thursday aft eriioen, D~ee, 1st
In the WIoodmant hall over Bivens
Oar'age. Refr'esh ment s will be for
Tlhe' Pickenis Ba ptist Sunday school
will observe next Satu0rday as orphan
fp worik day. EaXriniing will he
broight to Sumiday sc'ho1l next. dlay.
All iiembeirs arie uirged t pat iipate.
Mrl . anad Mr's. I. (Cox arei hiamving
r'Onsideri1iale imlpr'ovementiis nuth 14 n1
thirm homie oni IllamptonI An\4nne.'
W1thile' the work is be'ini cdone, I 2y
ove' 444 r'in.: 4,ne4 4f (he Nalleyv h'
her T 'I . a n I --in0'a he dati
(In ' \ 14:i ! .n .. i Savannami~ l
houspital. Miss' Sin. wai is born'1 am
rard:ar Esle . wia re she liver
for 81n.s ye'ars Tv~ y :ars ago sh
left Eaisl'y to mtnake her ho mae witi
h)i tt hers ini G.eorgia. Shi' hros uainmer
t oils fr'iend.-; and re'lativ'es in Aimdei
son and P'i'.kenis (counlt ies.
..D~o no fall to see the P'ickenis Hig]
School Carnival Friday ntight. Nov'. 211
We read an article in the Sentinel
a few weeks ago, written by Mr. J.
T. Taylor nmanaillger of the Pickens
Railroad Company, that should be
given serious consideration in our
opinion, not only by the merchants
in Pickens, but also by every business
man in Piekens, and every farnier in
this immediate section. There is
more truth than poetry in what Mr.
Taylor had to say about the Pickens
Railroad. A railroad is like any other
business enterprise, unless they do
business to at least make expenses,
there is clothing left for them but to
go out of business. A great deal of
freight for the past year or so has
been brought to Pickens pn trucks,
which has cut the Pickens Railroad
Company out of quite a lot of busi
ness. Some nerchants might figure
that they can have their freight de
livered cheaper by truck than over
the railroad, this may be true on
small packages, but what are you go
ing to do about coal, fertilizer and
several ether items that cannot be
handle:l by trucks, if you didn't have
the railroad. Just figure for a min
ute .iust what effect the.Plickens Rail.
riid closipg down would have on
every business in Pickens, and on
every farm in this section.
This road Was finished in 1898, an(]
we very well vemember conditions
existing in this towun before that
time. There were several merdiants
here doing business, I- agood, Bruce
& Company, W. T. McFall, A. M.
:Morris, and a few others. Uncle
Mike Kennwmore and Peter Hagood
hauled nost of the merchandise from
Easley that was sold in Pickens. The
merchants in business here at that
time made a living, but they would
tell you it was just a little inconveni.
ent. The farnmers in those days who
use~d fertilizer had to haul if from
Easley or I,ibr''ity.
WVe (0 not know anythin. ahout
the financial standing of the Pickens
Railroad Comnpany for it is not our
husiness to know, but as Mr. 'Taylor
has sounded a note of warning, we
just wished to express our views on
that matter.. As far as we are con
cerned about the welfare of this road,
we have instructed every wholesale
house of whom we buy goods, to
ship these goods by freight. If they
are sent to us by truck they will be
returned. What does a few cents
(literence in the charges amount to
when as vital a problem as our rail
road's existence im ight stand in
ieopardy, when it has made our little
town what it is today.
Patronize The Pickens Railroad,
ride when you can, and have every
thi ing you use shipped over it, eut
out the trucks, for it might pay you
in the long run.
A Pickens Merchant
For over twenty years.
RICES ('REEK NEWS
Rev. ,J. II. Davis filled his regular
a pointmilent at this place Sunday.
The aminy friends of Mr,. ad Mrs
Ray Mlc(allI are sorry to hear that
they have left this section but hope
they will prosper in their new~ home
nea2tr Mlountiia in \'iew ch1u rch.
Mri. Wylie Gibson and1( wife of
Westminuster s4pent last wveek at Mr.
P'. T. Nelson.
. Mr. France Rogers is very ill at
Mrs 1.. Idla (Chapman visited her hus
hand at Central Sunday.
Mri. J1. 5. ".oper and family are
spending a few dlays at Mr. .1. TI.
Atkinsen at Six Mile.
Mri. D ev ro Mlasteirs ha. a very sick
child at this writing.
Mlr. a nd Mr s Elie Wa hlrop viusited
ait .\Ilr. F ra no, I ojgers Suninylt.
Xl iss I .is !Rvpr'i *spen't Sundmiay wit h
Th . .-ah 0n U U in.. l ithe hanun
-d twi. .IIom the the'i ,
I 10I '~ht *. aUgei a yearh. the par
MON EY TO IAN.
On bimproved'( larmis in Pickens
Oconee and Grieenv i lie (coutnties. ('it.
properity, GEenv'ilile, Easley hjm
R. E. RUCEPierkens, S. C.
- Ofice verKeowee Ba~nk.
Messers H. E. Seaborn, \' 1. Pin.
son and S. R. Kelly motored to Col
umbia last week and s:pent several
days on business.
Dr. E. G. Griffin of Springfield,
Ga. is expected to move to Central
about the 15th of December. His
office will be with the Central Drug
Mrs. L. H. Bowling has been in
Spartanburg nursing her sister. Mr.
Bowling is expecting her home this
'Mrs. C. W. Keily who has been .very
ill with fever for some time is much
The pipe men of Greenville are
fitting the pipe in the new Methodist
Rural Police J. W. Juliaun caught
Bart Patterson last week and landed
him in jail. It will be remembered
that. Julian recently raided Bart's
Piace and captured :.0 gallons of joy
water, and while he was taking the
liquor and loading it in his car, Pat
ter. had business elsewhere. There
m-ej( maly people in this section with
a dry whistle who would have had it
wet- if Bart had got by with his
hooze. Oh! the good feeling, and
ric.hts there was in that :0 gallons,
"but its all gone now '.
A mad dog scare broke the quite
ness of Central last week when about
20 logs were bitten by it mad log.
Messers .1. T. Gassawa y and J. H.
Ramseur have just returned from the
mountains where they had a plesant
R. G. Gaines and Hill Gaines have
.iust returned from111 a big hount in tihe
lower part of the state. They had
the misfrtune of losing all of their
dogs but one.
Rev. T. C. HIarvey has was returned
here as lpastur of the 1"first Wesleyn
Xl1s. W. L.. N11 than of Sheridian
nd. who is president of tle Womana's
lietmle and Fioreign Missionary Society
speke in the interest of that society
last Monday night. at the Wesleyan
Rev. J. A. Wood of Sparks Ga..
Pres. of Ga. ('onfe cet(. and an old
stuient of the Wvsle:;n ('ollege here,
was in Central last week shaking
hands with his many friends. Rev.
Wood is visiting the Conferences in
the interest of the orphanage at Ma
Con Ga.. lie will go from here to the
N. C. Conference at Gaston1ia. N. C.
B. E. Allen, Mrs. Ilugh Dudley and
Mrs. M. A. Powell went to Greenville
last Sunday to enjoy a turkey dinner
with C. E. Morgan. Mrs. Powell is
90 years old, but she niade the trip
and en.ioyed the turkey as well as any
The S. C. t'oniference of the Wes
leyan Methodist church which was
held at Anderson the past week closed
last Sunaly night. Rev. W. 1. Cor'
rell was relected President, J1. R.
George, \'iee P resident. Mrs. A. E.
Bel k of Spa rt aanimrg. Secretary an
TPalmiage Evatt, Treasurer.
.1. C. Merted ith an td A dger .\laul dina.)
are rushing the vwork on Mir. (G. W.
Hoiwerts new house.
Thle Cole Brothers show which ex
hibhited in C(entral laIst Friday brought
a large crowd here iand it a ppearedi
hat. the show took in a g'ood sum of
Alrs. I. TI. C'hapma. wife of' Chief
IPolice here vis it ed him ist week endl.
The manny friends of' Dr. Hu ghst (nt
ar ie sorry' it is niece'ssary f'or hima to
leave (Centr'al since his wife d ied.
We ar e glad to r'ep~ort that .\lrs. I".
II. Morgan is much improved.
Roral P'oliceman .1. W. Juolian and
R. T. ('ha pman a nd erl ["o : f fivert
outt : a few~ miles belowy iber'ty list
Iweek andi i'oured't ouit stun '?allonts of
shine i.t't shine (It the Iinr'd-s will
.\ :'30 o'e~i <n;' S;.:Ih~v niL ht.
No-. 1.ne : the h-o ('t Sith ( bit(
litm e ahd iss (a"ie t ~ yefereatIia tg
'Thie ihade gr','io i' ai griandt sm otf'' the
bte Fev'. I. N. Stone Ials') Frtank IPor
ter' iir iokn, S. C.
By the time this appears in print
und reaches the majority of the read
ers of this paper it will be Thursday,
Nov.- 24, the day set apart by the
chief executive of these United States
to return thanks to our lives and
blessing us in many ways during the
rear. Now on that day let each and
every person who may read this stop
and think .just how many persons they
an remember who have died since
last Thanksgiving and the:1 how many
you can remember who have had some
kind of misfortune during the year.
After doing this then stop and think
and ask yourself the question; Have
I been as thankful to my creator as
I should .have been ? lie who has
kept watch over me, spared ily life
nd provided for me1 day after day
wvhile I have been going through life
as unmindful as a hog which eats and
never looks up from whence it comes.
While no doubt my door neighbor has
)een taken, or maybe some of his
loved ones. I have been spared and
;o have my loved ones, yet I have
leglected to return thanks for these
lessings and lerd a life as I should
end while I have been seeing the
learse pass my door I never have
for (Ie time stopped to think who
1las kept it fronm stopping at my gate.
[ have not given my heart to God or
ived a life as I should have lived yet
I do not. want to go to a burning hell,
I mean to go on and enjoy life and
just before I die I intend to do bet
el' and get ready to die. Now reader
f you are one of that number please
top and think of the foolish man
wvho built his house on the sandy
oundatioln. and then turn over and
reiml where it says no man shall
aw'w the end of time, and then where.
t says death shall come as a thief in
Now. dear reader. let mie admonish
X'i that if this this 'l'ITa ksgiving
atches you in the above state to
please give your heart to (God on that
tday and make an unbreakable vow
that if the h4'arse should0 stop alt yos)1'
1o1 for you 4.1r one of your family
before the 2.1th day of Nov'(ember
1922, you will he better prepared to
meet tIh(' oec.assiol tlan1 yotl ar1e 11w'.
We feel that we could write a week
on this subject, but for the want of
sice we will have to change the
suIect. We hope hhat little we have
said here will put some poor lost < t. I
Lo thinking, and get it neanlr 1 to (;ld.
l" armes are about tihr .ugh ;-.t n
There is the lss ('411 )f in tIhe li.'I s
now than there has ever heen for
November so fill' as we have been
tble to see.
A lot of small train has and is h -
ing sown Mr. Boll Weevil will not
have so miany cotton stalks to sit
tLIJOn, and( latugh at 1the pour41 l'ar'ne'r
I~OinFg thriough th 1 f2 ield with hiIis
'4iick 5ac('k" and14 ba~skett Flex tfall,
lle may~ drlive a few~ automob~E~liles
and a few old l'ips un'IIFdelr114 the4m1rt
trage's shelte for 141 a1 Seasn or~ t4'1wEE.
but1 the poor)1 f'armI1er is t'oinlg to learn
It lesson amnd pult him 44ut Elf busine'ss
by platnting somllethIinig he c'al't eat.
A good4 imny farmerlvls anld mill ('m4
plo4yees too, hav'e e'verl'4Ii fin' hocgs
iln this sec(tionl that will take' a 1perl
Mr'. John11 (;4arre'tt otf ( ~'Il('he halS
Ime1( of the finest hog's we%4 know'. Ef.
We arePt keeping a c'lose4 4y' \ '4n1 lncle
Zh n~l~ie' s ien 1a11d if 11e b'- lot carf'l1il
he is liable t(o havre company~44l iE~4'u
thel timle he kills that hoEEg. lI conr'E~l'E
the writer' never' enats anyE :'w1ine. but1
hE' is dEnEt.h1 'n the4 "pie"4' n:.1d' withI
1th4 bac(k-h)(ne(s ando ribis. \\' wionl~l
dr1ive'1 our1 John11 llenry tenl on14' any1
lHy the1 way, wVe have\~ bee'n ti
44! chan4lin~g thlE Sizte '1f lhe "'l''ne disft'A
1414 44h lit tle ma ro 'n i mig. 4
l'l il nds '~e '4 tuntt' t di n 1 -'.4<41
:11 r1 141 w e l h it. b11 -n ,m4 l Wsill :.l 14
st tEE that neway 114' fi :( 14h'eh El!t :1;4
5444.41,1 \lr l'e.;rne'I it M Nis. . a i xa
1a441d isure If the ndl wo ineri 4n
made(14 e~f flesh anid blood04. The~ L'rroom4
is a $411 (If Mr. lIE'nry Nix of Pick
ens R 2, wvhile his brlide( is at daughter'I
of Mlr. Levi .a naE...' of Jiemty H -.
One of the most enjoyable events
of the autumnal season was the com
ing together of the relatives of Miss
Emmie Neighbors, including the
brothers and sisters of Mrs. J. Law
This reunion was held sit the old
Neighbors' homestoad which nestles
among the hills near ol Ruhama
church about four miles south of Lib
erty, S. C.
Aunt Emmie celebrated her 89th.
birthday on November 7th. but foi
various reasons the reunion was hel
on November 5th.
It is quite a remarkable fart tha
although Aunt Emmie is 89 she ha:
never (ailed in a physiclan. She i:
still able to walk about the hous<
with the aid of a chair. When asked
how she felt she replied. "as well ain
Aunt Emimie is the only su rv iving
miembier of a family of sev'en brothei
andi sisters. Nearly all of those wh<
were fortunate enough to be present
to e'njoy the happy <ccasion wert
diet. Iet'scendenlts of her siVter Mrs
John S. Newtn.
Conversatici was at its height
when the appeti:ig 1('r of coffet
misrde' the a nnounttcem ien t that din e
found: the tatb. Which had been fill
ed with good things to eat from the
numy basket) brought. The hardest
task for eacih was to say, "No thank
you,'' and walk away from the tah
which waS still boultifully sprea
after every one had more than satis
fied his g.relt est a it ii pat ions if a
A striking event of the day hap
pened during.: this noon hour. A\i
th(.ugh every one was bousy, their at
tention \wa.s atlratted to a loud h1um
inlg noils. which upon11 inve'(st irgat i(,r
proved to be tihle passin of at hu1'.
aw'rop lane. Th'u:, in hier lifeth ':id 'llll'h s\'(l's ( h'\:i
Aun~lt E mm'ie has witnlessedlIl~ the vmi
oul: transt'ormathi.ns in the mode.: of
travel since 1 :1..
Tehost, present we reW Atwt l'.mit'
nwiie's and nephews, g'reatl neices ani
iieih ew'vs, aid grea:lit lrea( It leices all
TIhe neic~es '1nd4 nephews we(re 111n
('. .1. Hoggs. liss 1m:1mie Newton. Ali
1.eard Nwton. ''he only ot ie
nlephew -MV . J. Willis Newto(.n, w\a:
kept away (11) aco(tlll of his su(dd1eI
serious illness. II is pr esencie w\:
greatly missed by all.
Toe grea*t nel4ites sandl nepjhewv a
i ers. 'ant r-IIs brothers anii sisten .
were: Mir. and I rs. .1. 1,. ('anltr'lI
Mrs. W. ':. lail. .lr. and .irs. W. 0.
TIem.plon,11 .\lr. and .\rs. :ew\' (r
E"vattt, Alr.. John Evastt; .\lr. and .\rr.
D eWitt Hioegs, Xliss Annie I.e'
ile 'gs, bliss [inth H.iggs, m .\lis,
The great, great Ineies anid 4 ep.
hews were: ( ;V44rge. Thehnabl~ 5,wl4
I.e'wis ('anitre'll, ElizabeluthI soot iEdwin
lltall. .\yrtlec anid .\I adge Temp'l.etonI,
Nellie andl lity Seawrighlt. \'irginia
lH.ggs, V''iances, lnlt h, SarahI. Connie114.
llelen. El ynll>tt*alita .
Ot1her' friends Ipre'sent w.\ - ',1 r, ;,:11
rls. Jo tel Newton 41.\lies Nel lie N,..
tuil, .\iss l~ale Newton ma .3 Il
venltie4.n will mee'(t with Tabor41 3. I-:.
chiuch nlext Susndayv atB '.' -lock P'.
tci4'd Sill (ers, com11e and0 bl ithl uI-.
.\A ltlil AGEl
AlarridI at the home ofr the bides
paren4'lts .\r. and .\lr . Thomas~ ll.ys,
.\lr.' (Idel! Tiu ner o; .lit ,t ttie
ilyl high W.'i 1row . th nx..'A per Ir
'lan Ind h no konth (oo cth
(ery best wielo a)4 hos~t' end
HONOR ROLL FOR 'ICKENS
GRADED SCHOOL, ]
First Grade-Naomi Alexander,
llen Craig, Julia Finley, D. J. lien
<h-ieks, Corinne Hlinton, Maggie Jones,
Doris Lewis, Tommy Mauldin, Allene
icaninlel, Thelia Newton, Wesley
Nalley, Thomas Valley.
Second Grade-J. C. Alexander,
Craigie Mare Baker, Edith Cox, Josie
Craig, Kate F'inley, Ernest Folger,
Alac l"olger, Thomas Garrett,. John
Hallum, Sara Johnson, Jack Labooo,
W. A. Mathews, Elizabeth McDaniel,
\esta McFall, Marion Neely, Bess
Partridge, Carl Sutherland, Sara
Third Grade-Arthur Craig, Cath
'erine Davis, Etstelle Durham, Ruth
Durham, En'ily Gravely, Mary Hen
(rieks, Annette Hester, Calhoun Hin
ton, Rtuby Langston, Hazel Lewis,
Carlisle Robertson, Ben Cox, .
Fourth Grade--Eugenia Cox, Julia
Folger, Etienne Gueliml, Elizabeth
HIold'en, Curtis Alatheny. Laucrat Rob
ertson, Sara-, Stewart.
Fifth Gradeh--liilly Cantrell, L.aura
('rain;. AlIar Dodson, Florence G:ar
rett., Lillian Gravley, Bette Jlendri
eks. Ruly llendricks, Deborah Maul
din, Alary ulauld in, Rosa McF'all.
Sixth irccle---Elenor Mauldi-., Vir
giniai Lewis. Frant.es MeFall.
Seventh Gt(radet,-Alar~garet \'alle'y,
niame was entiled to he oi last month,
Mlarpcret i.e'mesne, IIa .lohnson, Irene
.ohnsin, Naun Newtocn, largat-et Val
E ight h (raide-- ' lizabeth (Cureton.
I~ueile lialiuim, Wyat~t Stewart.
Ninth C-aide--Mary ('ureton, Ieui
Ilh Gravely. AIarvin Gravley, Ruth
(raivlev. Nita lell .1ohnson.
'l'entih (iradte-ThayIiac Chastain,
Katherine u('reton, ll ornac1 Cravely.
im C rav'ly, \'elma Gr iavely, A rii'
I'leventh (Gracle--Sara \&b Keith,
Nannie Morris Eldna W\illir.
St T111 T I .AN 1)-El.l.lSON
A marriage cf much 4i06-i1rst to
th... iends1 .i the con 'tree ti~i 1:part~ies
I as solemilzed inl Gireenviile, S. C.
':t -Ih'itr.lay at nciol whe'hn Al iss
1-lncre'e A\urelia Suther~lan b(-amne
. lr b e:'hh i,. of )11r. I "1ohe li R p ih 1.:'i
The cer :' 11y aI . : -rfo,-med by
Ie 1 ." ( ieshlan of the llaptist
c;i..vh cfl G;reenv'mille, S. C.
The I ideh wacs muarriedi in a hand
som tdravelii scit. of Novy blue with
hat and gloves to matchi.
IInunediately after' the ceremnony
Al''. and1(1 Mrs. Ellison left. on at bridal
touer to points of in(rest. UlJ on their
return they will mnaklne their iome
ne-t' i ash-y to the delight. of their
many f rinI.s. who wish f1r then
inu tich aIncs;pi r ' s an1(dr 'e(t- Success.
The brIideb is one of the attractive
<boci htei of M r.Xi. andii Mr s. I). F. Suth -
erlan of l:aisley', while the' groom is
the son if Mlr. Moinroe' Elli'n iof ne.
l)ATiH OFI' UN('14 (IHA RLIEl
O n Nivember~ej I, 19!21 a fter -;everal
weevks ill ness. Unicl e (hliiIei Saccndler
pmssed away- aict his home near Ilui..
ers mil. ile lecaves his wifCe acnd
foiir ecilreni as followys: Mr a. Will
Sanders of lt.I:at eeche', Alr, Robert
Saniders of I ihiert y, Mr s. Jlohn Hilen
dersoni of I.jhi'rtyx, cinid Mrs. Perry
S idell of cG reenicvi Ill, Hisidles. Iny 1
r li e leaves' a hoist ofi fiendsii wvho
are' rne to loose acgood fied.:1
is iibr (a(t ly wa li to rsci in th l
lcin:i his dea';thi. i'iineral servivces
werec- cind uctd byu Re 1v. IHoii- SNtin
wyall andii IRev. ('. IL.'Atkincsm: assist
hxlb h : n-y t. met hcim
ii him T 'r: nt ire 'i.cmmuity,
RubMy-is, ..tieptc nd pacin
. ider, f-' cinfec'ted siires, ter ter,
ip-ain.., n r-at ..it, c..- -rnin ,