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1' A NESAE WIT A.~ COSIEC
PICENS S.CFERAY 392
road From Joca
Preilihary steps are now being
taken which will lead to the biggest
industrial development in, the history
of -Pickens county within the next
Wade H. Chastain, general agent
for the Carelina Timber Co., is now
engaged in securing rights-of-way
- for a railroad to. be built from Jo
- eassee, twenty miles above Pickens
and just over the line in Oconee
county, to the town of Pickens, and
if the necessary rights-of-way can
b- secured within a reasonable length
of time the next step of actual con
struction of the railrdad will be begun
without delay, according to authentic
information obtained by The Sentinel.
Plans for the building pf the pro
posed railroad have' been under way
for several years and are ps fully
developed as can be up to the point
of securing the right-of-way and
selecting the 'exact route, but this is
the first news of it that has been
given to the public. The road will l
be built by the Carolina Timber Co.
as an outjet for its timber in Pickens I
and Oconee' counties. 9
The Carolina ,Timber Co., a mem
ber of the strongest timber land fac
tors in, the United States, own 64,000
acres of timber land in Pickens and
Oconee counties, most of which is in
Pickens. This vast tract contains im.
mnense quanties of white pine, yellow
pine, poplar, chestnut, hickory and all
other timbers known to this region
and is the finest single tract of tim
ber in the Southern Appalachians if
not in the United States. '
It is estimated that it will take at
least twenty years to cut and move
the timber now on this tract. The
proposed road would run right into
the heart of the Carolina Timber Co.
holdings and this enormous amount
of timber would be hauled out over
ieft aheve this 64,000 acres is an
cther timber tract of many thousands
of ars owned by another company
and this timber would also be hauled
over the proposed road.
The Timber Co. has three routes in
view for the roan' Present plans ,r
cording to reliable information, are
to built the road from Jocassee down
Whitewater and Eastatoe rivers to
Pickens and connect with .the South
ern railway at or near Easley, or
build to Walhalla and connect with
the 'Blue Ridge railway there or
build to Calhoun and connect with
the Southern at that point.
While it has definitely been decided
to build the road along one of these
routes the exact one has not finally
been selected. No doubt the attitudr
of the people along the proposed
routes will have much to do with the
final selection of the route.
Plans for the railroad hAve pro
gressed so far that it is known that
electricity is being considered as the
motive power for it. As high author
ities state that all, railroads in the
United States will ultimately be elec.
trified is is hardly too much to state
that this new road will be run with
electricity. A semi-official statement
is that the Timber Co. may' develop
its own p)ower from streams on its
property or current may be furnished
* by the Southern Power Co. There are
seftral streams in the Timber Com
-pany's territory which will develop
thousands of horsepower.
In this connection The Sentinel is
reliably infoemed that the Southern
Power Co. wanted to stringj~ a ,line
,,rom Lake Toxaway through the. Caro
lina Timber Co. property and on
through Pickens as early as 1910, but
could not get a satisfactory agree
ment with the owners of Lake Toxa
way dam property.
As stated before, plans for building
the road have been under way for
several years and are fully worked
out. Everything Is ready for wvork
to begin as soon as the necessary
right-of-way is secured and the exact
route definitely 'laid out.
*The Carolina Timber Co. is backed
by unlimited capital and is able to put
through any project it play undertake.
"r It has head officies in. Chicago with
branch offices in New York, Seattle
and Portlanid. During the war this
company was of invaluable aid to e
government, furnishing much fore y
- information which the government ex..
ports did not have andl also gavs the
government use of ltu large' spruce
pine tracts in .Oregen-'where most of
the wood material gr ?irplanes was
If Pickens should "get this railroad
-it would be the b esot thing ..that
* ever -happenp toi t1It , for within
a comparatly. short'. tme there
-would be bu~l hero the argest lurnber
mill in this secttiit1 the country,
large acid plants and tanneries, ma-.
chine shops,'etc., 'of the Timber Co,
other manufacturpg 'plant's would
naturally follow and ultimately we
would have 'a railroad aeross -the.
Theris pln Lio me, lowever,
for Pickens ttakabdut getting 'the
thints which will follow the railroad.
What we want'to do ngte is to let
the Carolina Timber CQ, know *e
want them, to come bet'e and that
they have our good will and coopera-.
tion. T1he Timber Co. is not going to,
ray to Build Rail
ssee to Pickens
ask ybody to give them anything.
They have 'ample resources of their
own, but naturally they would prefer
to operate in communities which are
favorable to them. Several of the
company's officials have visited Pick
ens in the past few years and are very
pleasantly remembered here.
Mr. Chastain, who has been gener
al agent here for the Timber Co. many
years, is looking after the local situa
tios and states that he is meeting
with encouragement in Securing right..
THE RAILROAD IS GOING TO
BE BUILT-LET'S GET IT!
DEATH OF MRS. J. H. LOLLIS.
On February 5th, Mrs. J. H. Lollis
passed into the great beycnd at her
home several miles above Pickens.
She was the oldest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. L. B. Gravely. Her father
preceded her to the grave less than
She was sixty-six years of age and
lived a consistent christian life in the
Methodist church since childhood.
She will be greatly missed in her
church, because she attended services
as regularly as they came.
She .was twice married. The first
time to J. E. Holder and to this union
five children were born. They are:
E. P. of Greenville, James B. of
Turnersburg, N. C., John B. of An
derson, Mrs. Walker Thomason of
Greenville and Mrs. Holbert Porter
of near Easley.
Besides these children and an aged
mother, the following brothers sur
vive her: J. B., J. L., B. A., and A.
M. Gravely of Texas, C. M. and W. I.
of Pickens county. J. L. Gravely of
Texas was with his father and sis
ter at the times of thejr deaths.
She also has several grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Her loved ones and neighbors are
assured that she has gone to occup
her heavenly mansion in her Father s
Her body was laid to rest the fol
lowing day in Porter's Chapel ceme
tery in the presence of a large gath
ering of friends and loved ones.
The funeral services were conduct
ed by her pastor, Rev. D. P. Hudson.
DEATH OF MRS. MARCHBANKS.
Mrs. Emma Marchbanks died at
her home near Mile Creek on January
18 after being in declining health
two years. Her death was not un
expected and she bore her suffering
with much patience and humble sub
mission to her Lord's will.
Mrs. Marchbanks before her mar
riage to Stephen Jerry Marchbanks
was Miss Emma Pike. She was 69
years of age and was a consistent
member of, the Baptist church 'for
many years. She leaves a husband
and the following children: Mrs. Mit
tie Iolden of Pickens, Miss Georgia
Marchbanks and C. H. Marchbanks
of the Mile Creek section. She also
leaves several grandchildren to whom
she had been a mother and a host
of relatives and friends to mourn her
The body was laid to rest in Mile
Creek cemetery after funeral services
conducted by Rev. B. C. Atkinson.
DEATH OF MRS. L. A. COOPER.
On the third day of February Mrs.
L. A. Cooper was called by the death
angel. She was in her fifty-fifth year
of life and had been a devout mem
ber of the Methodist church since
her 17th birthday. She is survived
by one son, E. A. Cooper, and five
grandchildren. The folwn'boh
ers andl sisters also survive her: Miss
Lizzie 'Gilstrap, Mrs. W. A. Grant,
D. A. Gilstrap and E. M. Gilstrap,
all of Pickens county, and Mrs. R.
M. Morgan of Seneca.
Funeral services were condlucted at
Mt. Bethel -church by her pastor, Rev.
D. P. Hudson.
A kind and loving mother is gone
but not forgotten.
JPRICE OF FORDSON TRACTOR
Mr. H. P. Sitton, Jr., has received
the following letter from Mr. Henry
SIt is a plessure, to.announce thru
you Ford dealers that we have de
cided that the tractor price- should
again be reduced, and in considering
a reduction, naturally my thought
has been to make it ,possible for the
largest number of farmers to share
In the benefits to be derived thru the
use of our ti'actor, and consequentTy
effective tomorrow, January 27th,
1922, the new price of the Fordson
tractor will be $395, FOB Det~rolt.
This Is a cut of $230 off the p resent
Price, and while in makjing this big
reduction we have tak~n upon our
selves, a gigantic fank In the
reduc~on -of manufacturing costs,
stilltinat task, In my opinion, is not
larger than the farier's problem of
todaygand I am glad to do my part
in bringing about a period of increas
ed prosperity for the farmer, thereby
enablnh hi t' produce more with
less c'at and shqrter hours.
PICKENS COUNTY GROWS
"Uncle Buck" Singletonwas a mar
of great common sense, and a keer
observer. In the days long ago peo.
ple often rode horseback when the)
went to Pickers. It was in such s
way that we overtook Uncle Buck
He delighted in speaking of the natur
al advantages that our county had
and on this occasion .he ended hiE
eulogy by pointing to the road over
which we were passing, and said "It
is this red clay that makes PickenE
what she is"
Dr. O. F. Cook, Biologist in the
United States Department of Agri
culture, is a noted Scientist. He is
regarded as the greatest authority
in the world on cotton. He is u
mdlionaire; but no man who is forced
to work for a living puts forth more
energy than does Dr. Cook in this
study in which he delights. He visits
all parts of the world where cottor
is cultivated, or where it grows wild.
lie has visited our county twice to
< bserve its growth here. On his last
v:,it he pointed to our red soil, and
asked, "Do you know the secret of
your superior cotton?" and then gave
the answer, "It is yrir .clay."
We have before referred to the fact
that the Department of Agriculture
wishing to ascertain whether out
claims were well foundsd or not,
gathered a number of bales from va
rious sections of the cotton belt and
sent them to a famous textile insti
tute in Massachusetts, where they
each were subjected to the same ex
haustive tests. The result was that
the bale from Pickens county, and
one from Gastonia, surpassed all
others. These two bales you see were
from the Piedmont. The bulletin sum.
ming up results says, "The geograph
ical comparison is interesting."
It is a well known fact that wher
a bale of cotton is prepared for spin.
ning there is a loss to the mill. It
fixing a price that may be paid 161
cotton this loss is taken into account
It is called the "commercial~ calcula
tion from waste." In this test whici
we are reviewing it developed tha
the bale from our county had so little
waste in it that the mill buying i
would get $12.26 worth more of spin
nable cotton than the average bale
would contain. This was basing th,
price at 20cts' pet pound. So muel
for the uniformity of our county'
Again-recently samples 'from flv
bales were sent to the Bureau o:
Markets with the request that they
be graded. In the reply the informa
tion they gave closed with this sig
nificant sentence: "The samples sent
showed such a high grade, some be.
ing strict good middling that they
will command an additional premium
of 300 points."
Now to sum up: Expert graders
and classers find cotton grown in out
county \vhich is worth three cents
above market price on account of the
grade which our land can grow.
Put to actual mill test a bale is
found which contains $12.26 worth
of cotton more than the average bale
on account of its uniformity.
A keen witted and observing sor
of our county who was once with us
told us it was so, and
A distinguished scientist tells us
why it is so.
Nowv there is a question we wisi
every one of our farmcers to put tc
himself: "'What premium do I get foi
making this cotton ? God has lavishly
provided me wvith a soil and climat<
to make a superior product; the work
finally pays for it. Why dloni ? al.
ways get what it is worth?''
Next week we wvish to write aboul
the business farmer, and howv he gol
This will be written for our fan
Matried, tFebruary 12, Mr. Cle<
Haynes and Miss Essie Turner. Mr
Haynes is a son of Mr. Mode H~ayes
and holds a responsible position witi
the Pickens Mill. The bride is n
(laughter of Mr'. Thomas Turner, n
prosperous fariper of nonr Landrum
After the ceremony the happy coupk
motored to the home of the groom's
father where a splendidl wedding din.
ner was awaiting them. M, F. lies.
ter, N. P., performed the ceremony
at his residence.
Mr. Frank Medlin and Mrs. Spear.
man were married Saturday, Febru.
ary 4' at the residence of the offi.
ciating minister, Rev. M. E. Summoy
Another marriage ceremony 'per
fori'hed by Mr. Summey was that 01
Mr. Fred Powell and Miss Daisy Dun.
can, February 9.
On Sattu'day night. February 4, al
the home of M. Jim Hale, Mr.. Mose
Itale and MrE. 'Annie McGaha wver<
married by Rev. W. W. Parker.
All .parties are of the Pickens MiI
village and the mar-riages are of mued
interest, to many friends of the con
Cross tie checks- are money. They
will pay your taxes, buy provision
and clothing. What more can a mnai
expect these days?.......
CENTRAL NEWS ITEMS
Protracted Meeting-Nofes of the
Mrs. Folger has been quite ill, for
several weeks. Her many friends
hope she will' don be out again.
Mr. R. G. Gaines went to Columbia
on business last week. He returned
The Presiding Elder did not preach
here Sunday as he was scheduled to
do so, on account of serious throat
Rev. J. W. Guy, from the lower
part of the state, will begin a meeting
here at the First Baptist church on
the 26th of February. The public is
cordially invited to attend these servi
ces.- There will be two services each
day, at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Rev.
Mr. Guy preached two very strong
sermons here some time ago, and if
these two sermons were a sample of
what he can do, you will get some
thing worth while if you hear him.
Mr. J. T. Gassaway is out on the
streets again to the delight of his
many friends. His seridbs illness has
not taken the usual smie off his face.
Miss Emly Fall, one of the teachers
.sere, has been ill, but she will likely
return to her school room in a few
Mrs. J. W. Wallace, who has been
shut in for several days on account
of illness, is cut again to the delight
of her friends.
Mrs. J. W. Kelley is much improved
at this writing, for which her friends
are glad. She was very ill for several
Sonic of the young people ,,ere en
tertained sonic of the Clemson boys
last Sunday. The boys can get away
from down there for a few hours now
and they spend sonic of that time
with some of the Janes here.
M.r. and Mrs J. P. Worsham are
building a new addition to their home
here, and when completed it will be
- one of the most unique homes in' town.
.dChief Police Ira Chapman has mov
ed his family to town. They have
moved into the home of Lee Carson,
t Lee having gone to Greenville,.
Born unto Mr. and Mrs. W. I. M.
t Tabor, of Toccoa, Ga., last week a
- little girl (Annie Elizabeth). Mrs.
Tabor was a Central girl before she
a married and many will be interested
tp know of the new addition to their
Married by Magistrate W. H. Tal
ley at his residence in Salem, Feb
ruary 12, Mr. Louie Alexander to
Miss Martha Barker. The groom is
a son of Mr. D. T. Alexander, a
prosperous farmer and merchant of
the Crow Creek section of Pickens
county, while the bride is a daughter
of Mr. Joshua Barker, a well-to-do
farmer of the Stamp Creek section of
Oconee county. The happy young
couple have best wishes of numerous
friends throughout both counties.
One of the most brilliant, attractive
and interesting weddings that has
taken pllace in this community in
some time was soleinized at the
little matrimonial mill on the "Pike"
on Sunday, the 12th inst., about 3
p. in., wvhen Mr. Lem Powvell lead to
the hynmeneal alter Miss Annie Wil
son, and the 01(1 miller, J. Alonzo
Browvn spoke the wvords that forever
bindls and rejects a legal separation
of the happy couple in South Carolina
until God sees fit to call for a separa..
tion and take one at a time, o~r may
be both to a place wvhere there is
neither marrying or giving in nmarri
The groom is a son of Mr. andl Mrs.
I1T. Powell of Central and holds a posi
tion with the Isaqu9ena mill wvhere
he is held in high esteemi by not only
his enmployers but by every one who
knows him. The groom is a pious
young man andl his life in that regardl
is a wvorthy example for other young
men who care more for the pleasure
of the worldl than for their immortal
souls. The bride is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Wilson of Cen
tral and Is a charming young lady
who stands high in social circles.
The large crowd of both single
and nmarried People who accompalned
thenm showed' the high esteem in
which they are held in their town.
As the fhappy coople marched from
the little mill to their ear they were
showered with rice by their many
friends, so much so until the yard
looked like there had been a young
May their path through life be
strewn' as plentiful with the necoss
aries -ot life as the - yard was with
rice and may thelr~old (lays be just
as happy together as their marriage
daiy was is' the prayer of the officiat
ing offieer- B.
LIBERTY ROUTE 4.
Mrs. Mattie Huntei' of Easley and
Mr. andl Mrs. Robert Maw of Cen
tral visited their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. B. P. Powell, last week.
Mrs. Dura Waldrop visited her sis
ter, Mrs. C. G. Gantt, Sunday.
CARDB OF THANKS
Cards of thanks published in The
Sentinel at one cent a wor.
ons in P
,JIM POOLE PARDONED
Pickens County's Most Famous Ne
gro Conviet Now Free
Jim Poole, probably the best know,
negro convict on the Pickens count;
chaingang, has been pardoned by Gov
crnor Cooper after long effort of Jim':
white friends in this county. Jin
Was sentenced to life imprisonmen
abqpt six years ago for killing a ne
gro woman. For a long time he wa
a "trusty" and for the past severa
months he has served as janitor a
the county court house and made i
good one. Supervisor MeKinney hir
ed him to continue as janitor unti
after the approaching term of cour
and Jirh says he would like to have
the job permanently, but as the leg
islative delegation' made no provisioi
for the pay of, a janitor this year i
is not yNt known what will be dons
Jim Poole was a convict out of th
ordinary, lie had two bloodhound;
of his own which he raised and train
ed and gave the use of to the count!
without charge. Since he became i
convict he and his bloodhounds have
caught 36 escaped convicts. Thi:
service was of Jim's own accord am
without urging or promise of reward
Jim says he wants to thank as bes
he can all the people who worked t<
get his pardon and he seems jer
grateful. He says it feels good to bi
entirely free and he is going to b,
the best citizen that is in his powe
H. DEAN SINGLETON DEAD.
H. Dean Singleton, one of th
county's most prominent and bes
known.citizens, (lied at his home nea
Easley Saturday night Feb. 11th afte
an illness of several week'h. Mr. Sir
gleton was in the 56th year of hi
life. Funeral services were held Sm
(lay afternoon and the body was it
terred in the Enon cemetery aft<
services conducted by his pastor, Re
Mr. Mitchell. He leaves a wife .ar
two children, Mrs. L. C. Julian,
Easley, and Ben Singleton, who ma<
his home with his parents. He is al:
survived by two sisters, Mrs. Irv
Miller and Mrs. G. W. Dorr, both
Pickens count. Mr. Singleton was
son of the late Rev. Buck Singleto
who was one of the best known Baj
tist .ministers of his day. He wi
born and reared in this county.
.Mr. Singleton always took an act
ive interest in the affairs of hi
church and for many years was cler
of the Piedmont Baptist Association
holding that office at the time of hi
death. He was also a trustee of th
Six Mile Baptist Academy. He wa
also a member of the Masonic orde
and was buried with Masonic. honor:
In his death Pickens county lose
one of her best citizens. He was ,
man of strong christian chairacte
and his passing will be heard witl
regret by a host of friends all ove
this section of the state.
The bereaved family have the
sympathy of many friends.
ROBT. O. LATHEM DEAD.
Funeral services for -Robert C
(Bob) Lathenm, native of Picken
county, whose death occured on Mon
day night February 13, at his horn
in El Paso, Texas following a lin
gering illness, at the age of 29 years
was heldl Sunday at Mount Carmen
churech, of which he was a membei
.Mr. Lathem removedl to Arizon.
mn early manhood, where he remnine<
for two years, engaged in the mer
enntile business. Later, or about tw,
years ngo, he made his home in E
Paso. Te~xas, where he has since re
Mr, Lathem wvas a son of Capi
andl Mrs. J1. R. Lathem, of near Eai
Iey, and is survivedl by his fathe
and mother. seven brothers and on
sister as follows: V. E., of Easley
C. V. and 0. V.,-of El Paso; W. W
of Denver; V. 0., S. M. and J. Roy
of Greenville, and Mrs. Norman WiI
liams, of Dacusville.
PICKENS BASKETBALL, TEAM
PLAYS TWO~ GAMES.
Pupils of the Pickens school wer
all excited last Friday afbornoon whe
the Easley school girls' basketba
team arrived to play the Pickens girli
team in their first match game. -Afte
two twelve-minute- halves the gani
ended with a score of 12 to 8 in faq
or of Easley. Although the loci
team lost all agreedl that they playe
an unusually gogd game considerin
experience. The Pickens lineup: Eth<
Porter, .forward; Margaret Biven
forward; EllA 14teem~n,-eenter: Sar
Ada Keith. (Capt:), center; Wyne
Smith, guard; Louisa Diggs, .guard
Substitutes: Mattie Mao Hallum f<
Louisa Diggs:.Kather'ine Cureton f<
Margaret Bivens. Referee: Miu
Shirley of. Six Mile Academy.
The Six Mile ,Academy tea'm cana
to Pickens for a game Monday ari
were victorious by a score of '25 1
10. In this game two of Picker
team regular .players were out of tU
game. Six Mile has a strong tear
In spite of the fact that they loi
their first two ganies the local gir
are not discouragedi. 'They have pro
ted by their experience and hope
show their colorA in th...urn .a
COURT NEXT WEEK
Heavest Criminal - Docket In History
of Pickens County.
The February term of court for
i Pickens county which will convene'
next Monday with Judge Frank Gary
presiding is expected to take up the
a entire week alloted to it. The docket
for criminal court is said to be the
t heavest in the history of Pickens *
county and the civil court docket is
1 The Jake Gosnell case will not be
t tried this term, but four other cases
Sin which murder is the charge are ex-.
pected to be tried. These cases are:
Ross Powell, young wiite man, who
is charged with killing -his 'wife . by
cutting her throat in the Glenwood
Mill last October.
Five Anderson -county negroes
e.harged with killing a white child by
running into it with automobile in
Easley Mill village. This case has
been continued several times.
W. C. James, who was once convict.
ed of killing Ab Young and sentenced
to serve a term in the penitentiary,
but who was granted new trial by
Jesse Mansell, colored, charged
with killin wife.
. Most of the other cases, are for
violation cf fhe prohibition law.
MAY TALK POLITICS . -
. An unusually large attendance is
expected upon court in Pickens next
week' and wiseaeres say some nice
little political bees will begin to buzz
at that time. So far there has been
practically no political talk in Pick.
R ens county this year, but no doubt
t some of the boys will begin .to "feel
r around" next week.
r The Pickens county offices to be
filled in the next election are Sup
s ervisor, two county commissioners,
. probate jfudge, coroner, state senate
- and two members of the house of
Married at the residence of Mr. G.
o R. Campbell at Liberty, February 19,
no Mr. Freeman Masters and Miss Fran.
f c- Dorsey; R. C. Robinson, N. P.,
Miss Minnie Lewis and Mr. Ellihu
s Sutherland were married by Rev. L.
L. Inabinet at his residence February
19. The bride is a daughter of Mr.
s Anthony B. Lewis and the bridegroom
k is a son of Mr. Bob Sutherland of the
e Married in Easley on February 5 .
s Miss Eunice Nalley and Mr. Willie -
r Thopmson Wyatt. The bride is a
i. daughter of Mr. W. W. T. Nalley and
a the bridegroom is the only son of Mr.
3 George Wyall, all of near Easley.
. Mr. William W. Williams of Easley
r and Miss Ronea Looper of Dacusville
were married by Rev. D. W. Hiott
at his residence in Easley on Feb
Miss Lois Middleton and Mr. Luth..
er Crane were married February 2
b~y L. B. Williams, N. P. The bride
is a (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Middleton and the bridegroom is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. William Crane,
all of the Mt. Carmel section.
MOVES TO SALEM
Members of the Salem Baptist
- church came down to Pickens Monday
with wagons andl Tuesday they moved
Rev. C. R. Abercrombie andl family
-from the 'Pickens Mill village to their
new home in Salem. Mr. Abercronm
bie was formerly pastor of the Salem
church and lived there before.
rBefore going Mr. Abercrombie said
some mighty nice things about the
;people of the Picke is Mill village and
,he wishes to publidly thank them all
,' for kindness shown him while he was
in their midst., Among the presents
SMr. Abercromnbie took away with him
were six white leghorn chiekens pro
sented to him by Mr. A. P. Hammond.
FEDF/RAIL COURT JURORS
n Tho'following Pickens county men
il have been drawn to serve at the next
'term of Federal court at Rock -Hill
r which will convene March 14:
e -Grand Jury-H. C. Putnam, Esasley.
- H. D. Lesley, Pickens R. F. P .
il Petit Jury--F. B Morgan', Central;
d A. J. Boggs, Pickens; H. E. Seabor,
Central; J1. . Acker, F~asley...
COLOED CITIZEN -DEA6.
1P rank 'Bowen, one of the best and
. leading colored citizens of the counity,
r(died last Sunday night after an Ill'.
rness of a few dlays. is l~ody. was
s laid to rest at Secona Monday.
RANSE McKINNEY DEAD.
o Ranse McKinney, a well-known
s coloredj citize - died Saturday .after
e a long lllnes, of cancer. His body
.was buried at Bethlehem Sunday.
Is Cross .ticw checks 'are money. Theyr
l~Iwill pa your taxes, buy Prtvisijons
band cet ng. What more can a man
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