SILETCH OF THE LIFE OF DAVID
The following sketch was written
i y a staff correspondent of the
rcenville Daily News and was re
ently published in that paper. It
viii be of interest to most of our
Fifty-two years ago on a moon
shiny night in May, David Weston
IIQtt was converted at a camp-meet
ing In Colleton county and since that
time he has been an active minister
of the Gospel, established a record
for continuous service vhich few if
any other ministers in this section
On the Sunday night following his
conversion' young Hiott preached his
first sermon and since that time he
has been pastor of 51 churches.
Twenty-five of these churches are
known as town churches, while the
'remainder were "country churches."
At the present Mr. Hott is pastor
of the Alice Baptist church and also
.of Keowee, Barker's Creek and Cross
Roads churches. Virtually all of his
charges have been in Anderson, Pick
ens and Oconee counties, although he
has served as pstcr of several
churches in Georgi ., as well as a few
groups of churches in the lower part
of the state.
Mr. liott, who was born in Colle
ton county, June 24, 1852, received
his first schooling :n the country
schools of his native county. lie
later graduated from the Colleton
high sc:hool and then taught in the
Walterboro high school.
He attended the Southenr Baptisc
Theclogical Seminary which then was
locatel in Greenville. He left the
seminary in 1876 and since that time
he has a ver returned to school ex
cept the school of life, which has
kept him busy preaching, ministering
to the dying and burcaved, officiating
at marriages, organizing churches,
taking an active hart in fternal or
ganizsations and (n one occasion
launching into the game of politics.
Mr. lliott was a can(idate for state
superintendent of educaton on the
Sheppard ticket in 1892, his candidacy
being brought about by the condi
tions existing at that time and which
are fresh in the mind of many older
inhab u'its. Whili he received a
flattering vote--approximately :14,000
ballots;-he has never again offered
for office, either state or county.
Rear d a Methodist
Mr. liott was reared a Methodist
and it was at a Mlethodist camp me'et
ing that he was converted hut he
united with the Baptist church. The
Rev. George H. Pooscr was preach'ng
and the testimony which so touched
The lad as to altAr his life's course
was effered by James W. Coker, liter
a foreio-n missionary.
On the Sunday night following his
conversion Mr. lliott preaciled his
first sermon. He (losen't remember
the (late ocher than that it was in
May, U(,-o. S:nce that time he has
sr?2ived as pastor of thee fellowing
town or city churches: Four in Ecs
you. We are
your gain, so:
If yo are h olu-, for a~ rc
Gr asp the opportunity. Lad~
p.etticoats, in plain,~ cheoeked
tract':ve styles. Assertmenlt o~
$5,00, closing out price
( ~ Men's Underw
Rub y our ey es, rea1 dl
ders never eca1st, down' thcyIR
chueie of ai big lot of 1\'.
wear , forme 11lpriet uP
Tf' you war t to buy (1hcap
while you can iave money
blankets that so-(1 up to $
now going at
ley (Easley Baptist, Geer Memorial,
Glenwood and Alice). Toccoa, Martin,
Pickens, Westminster, Seneca, Liber.
ty, Central, Norris, Cateechee, two at
Williamston, two at Honea Path, Pel
zer, Townville, Pendleton, Wedgeheld,
)udleys, Holly Hill, Eutawville and
The country or rural churches
which Mr. liott has served as pastor
are: Corinth, Pisgah, Enon, Mt.
Springs, Fork Shoals, Shady Grove,
Welcome, Dorchester, Eureka, Hope
wtll, Lebanon, Neals Creek, Barkers
Creek, Broadmouth, Little River,
Keowee, Mt. Bethel, Bethel, Grahams,
lcphzibah, George's Creek, Corinth
No. 1, Griffi.), Cross Roads, Mt. Car
mel and Secona.
Although reared in the lower part
of the state Mr. Hiott has formed an
attachme It for the Piedmont which
cannot be broken even by time. When
a young man he heard of this sectiona
of the state, it being pictured by one
of the mission secretaries as "the
coming secti'on of the state." The de
scription made such an imiiression
upon the y;rog minister that he
wanted to cast his lot in the P'iecl
When a student in the seminary a at
Greenville Mr. Iiiott was inv ted to
preach at Libcrty on one (aension
an1 later was call d to accept the
pastorate of that churelh. From that
time on his churches ant friends
thrcughoutt the i'ie:hlnont have grown
by leaps and boun(d. Whike he r;
turned to Holly Hill on (on oenion
the cld apjpcal was too st'neaat r mal
after an abs.!'ee of abcut two Vears
he "eturned to an:ake Iis he in
Pickens and Ande)(!rnscf contis, in
view of the Blue Ridge rountains
and in the cer ter of one of the garden :
::pots of I)ixieland.
lhaptized Over 3,000.
Mbir. Iliott has baptized more than
8,000 persons in the 52 years that h:'
has been a minister. le has also
'flir-iatcd at fun raas in more than So
burial grounds. However, he is un
able to dive even an estimate of the
numher of funcrals he has conducted.
Lil:ewise he has kept no record cf the
number of marriages perforne-I.
On one occasion Mr. Hiott received
125 members into the church at
Shady Grove in Anderson county. 1-le
baptized 93 persons cn the last day
of the met t:ng. He received one (n
tire family into the church, baptiz
ine'r all of them without any assist
ance. lie also baptiz]cd all the mem
bers of another family with the ex
ception of one.
On August 8, 187, Mr. 1iott was
married to Miss Ella E. ?artin. of
this section. They have nine child
ren as follows: Mrs. John A. Te'r
rell, Mrs. R:. S. Long, Misses Addlie
and Marie Iiott and five sons, Gary,
Whitsett, Edgar, W., Hal ry and
Mr. Hictt has taken an active part
in the varicus frateri'nal crgania
I ions to which he h lores and ha.
been honored by all of them at vari
"us times. He is chaplian of the grant
lo!dge of South Carolina Masons
ie is also past chanc.ilor of thi
have been good an<
>ut to supply their
naming only a few
rou can't afford to
han With each
up t.ind at 4:00 p.
nre ent whenI
s silk All sizes, fine Knick<
and sorted colors andI new,
colors sold up to :$10.00, now
aoder- ,ndI wea
Knights of Pythias, and is a soverign
re'"n.ntative of the Weodmen of the
'ich~ens county was the second
coumy in the state to atbol ish thle
legalized :ale of whisk'y about a
score cf years ago and it was Mr.
11 ott, who led in the figCht. While
'icincs; f1llowed onlyClierokte counl
ty in this resoect the prohibitioi
mWve. mIE, nt has s'read until net only
all of the state but the e'itire- nat ion
has falkt into the ''dry" ecilmn.
To c(onverse with Mir. lii tt is tc
feel so n hing of his personalI:ty. and
one is not left in doubt as t(; why,
ihn)'vu hout the yVars he has leen so
Successful in dealing with men. A
big hart, a bread smile and a will
i":: hand cer streched forth to help
a falling brcher, fail to properly ex
rrcss this man. lie is all of that and
Newspapci'nen, accustoned to m:n
gle with the eXtrcmles ef society as
wl I as the middh- stratas of humani
ty. fcel tihe (ifler'ence in conversing
with a man of ,1r. lliott's personality
but find thcmselves unable to convey
the L hought t hat ocuurs to them.
Askt: what was his favorite piece
of verse or prose 11r. lliott lroduced
at little slip of 1 aper ent.ted "Tell
Him N(w,'' The w oris art so full of
the truth of life, as well as good
sound advice, that th y are passed on
as being cxipessive of the kind of
man this individual is who for mere
than half a century hits given his lire
anld se rvC~ee forl othel s.
The littl verse follows and makes
a mmlt e a!'propriate close to tnis stor"y
than anything we could write.
''ell him Now.
If with pleasure you are viewig
Ar.y work a man i.; di:n:,
If yu thing sa!me pralis is due him.
Tfell himl now'
Dc(n't w'.:thhold y(.ur appro~bationl
Tiil the pai son mat--e"s oration
And he sleep; with snowy lillies on
For no matter how you shout it,
He won't really care about it,
lie won't kiiw how manly tear drops
ycu have shead;
If you think of some praise is d(1W
New's the time to pass it to him.
F.r he ca'nnot 1 ad his toulitstom
when hes ead.
More t.han fai'ne and (mare than
Is thl coment, warm and sunny.
And the h'arty, warm approval of a
For it gives t'o life a savor,
And it makes you :tronger. braver,
And it gives yu heat and :pirit tI
If he carns ;r'ur praise, bestow it;
If you like him, let him know it.
Let the wrd c f true encouragelmer
Do not wa' till lfe is ever
And hr's underneath the clover
For he canna t read his tonbstor
whcn he's dead."
1 people have come
future wants. Yc
of the many real Ia
A NICE l.ARGEl $l..60 TRiU:
1.110 vurchasec you w!!! he 'gt 'n a tiek<
mi., Saturday a small child will dlraw~
your' number)0 is en l (: (Q-e anothe
~r suits, in as- er mixed grey
2st sty les tha' pat terns, that s
clos.ng out at can nowv buy at
:indl of aI sale is a big h Ilp to us FCoI
So we wish to thal 'II vou an for .5
ure you that when we say lbargains
:an get your size' or si::le and yo1u wit
'ICKENS CHURCH DIRECTORY.
Rev. F. T. Cox, Pastor.
Sunday School at 10 a. m. o
Preaching every second and fourth
Sunday at 11 a. m.
Preaching every Sunday night at a
8:00 p. in.
Prayer Meeting every Wednesday s
at 8:00 p. in.
PRESHYTIEIAN CHURCH b)
Rev. I. A. Knox, Pastor, Liberty 0
Sunday School at 10:15 a. in.
,Preaching every first and third
Sunday morning at 11:15, and every
second and fourth Sunday night at t.
GiTACE ETHODIST CHURtCH
Rev. J. C. Diggs, Pastor, Pickens (
Sunday School at 10 a. n. 1
Prcaching 11 a. in.
Ir aching at 8:00 p. in. by the pas
p worth I.a:IgUe meeting every
Sunday at 7:00 p. Im.
Prayer leeting. every Thursday t
at 8:00 p. m.
AI'PPOINT.l' NTS FOlR PICKENS
F irst Suidiay--PoIrter's chapel 11
na. m; 'T'abor ::::0 1,. Im.
Second Sungd;;y--Bet hot i1 o'clock
a. in; Salen :;::;0 p tn. I
'fhird Sunday-TF Aher 11 o'clock a.
m; Porters chai e! :;:::u p. Iml.
Fourth Sunday-Al3e h inney's chap
el 11 o'clock a. in.
1). 1. Iluds:n, Pastor.
PiAE.CIllN( DAYS ON NONllIIS
R1ev. J. W . Prior. pa:stor. announces
a neiw seheiule of pr.-aiiing. days on
the Norris charge as follow.:
First Sunday.-Fairview at 11 a.
m.; Twelve l iie at .1 p. mn.
ScVO1.d Sunday.-IletIilehem at 11
a. m.; Norris at 1 p. n.
Third Su:lay.-Cat echee at 11 a.
n.: Fairvvw at 4 p. m.
FIurth Sindlay.-(Gap Hill at 11 a.
n.; Norris nt 4 p. m;:.
Allt. CLAYTON'S APP'OINTM1ENTlS
Rev. O. L. ('laytton will preach at
Hethcl church ever y first Sunday
L afternoon at :;::;0 ('cloCk; at Twelve
M ile third Sunday at :::::; Salem
fourth Sunday m-ornino at 11:00, and
Be thlt 'ivm fourth Sunday afternoon
from far and near a
t we have many rea
argains that you wil
NF.2 Sith AT 4:00, O'CIlOcK' 1. 31.
. tabsolut. !y' free. If y tu alra :tdy hold
(ut a lucky t icke t an d winn:er icf a pi:
aunumber widlli (ldra wn.
iii LC'~C~t IIQ a~dmakes
old up) to $30.00, you flewere<
the small p'rice of and st.,
folks,' is the way one of our many p
ouri con)fidenice in us, mf ou1r adlvertisemern
hant you are truly gettin g a bargain.
fnd that ycu are saving money at yi
N5. 5. C,
SINGING AT EASTATOE. --
There will be an all-day suning ac
ig Eastatce church the first Sunday
1 July. Prof. S. N. Bolding and
ther good singers will be present.
We expect to organize an Eastatce
ownship Singing convention at this
me, and every church or Sunday
;hoo1 which would like to join the
onventicn are cordially invited to
and representatives the first Sunday.
Everybody coie and bring song
ooks and well-filled baskets and let's
ewId i day in song service on the
links of the beautiful clear waters
Rev. H. F. Wrht.
PICKENS WATER PURE
Sanitary Water Analysis No. 1'7-7
f wate r ter'eiv(( June! 1:. 1922, frol
emmisin of Public W . :s, Piek
ns, S. C.
'art's p'r mnillion
olor-------- ---.. - 5.0.)
hrll. Ammonia...... . ...10.02
Ibum inc:id A1 r1'." . ... . 0.0:
itrogtn as Nitrit.... .......(1.001
itI'gen as Nitrat s - t.4'
etal Solids-. . .. . . 0
Remul r' :. .\11n11 : t i., 1'.-.0 wa " ,:t"r
he11 of gotu1 riul'tl" y1"n11eefro
Respeetlfully subma:;t (l.
F. L. P'arkier, M. 1).
e.IFU JL BABES
)1'. li I llst a 1'i.\' V \ lei
D1 ThlI on'si IV svll Te h-in
Ol4' 1 ' 0 h 21 t;c (111 1 le' 11,
Mother! Who It the child hecomes
cross and peevish with feverl'hness,
Soutt stomlach. tonted tongue, howel
trouble, cold or olic, give nt corse of
the old reliable Ir,. T1hornton's l:I1sy
'Teether and note the qluick improve
mlent lIr1. TIhornton's lss T'eether
uii a har11es5 weet powdhr composedi
of atntiseptics, digestants anod g;ran1u
lar stimulants. contains no opiates or
harmlful drugs. Babhies like it and
take it 0mo1e freely Ihan sticky syrups
or hiquid mediemnes.
Hlundleds of un solicited ttI'.Imonials
received during the past lift von years
from doctors, dlruggists and1(1appria
tive mothers prove its efficiency be
yond question of doubt. If it fails to
help your child your m1ony'V hiiek with.
out question. Twelve powder'S in n
package withl full directions, 2!5e at
your drurtgist --\dvertisemenl.
n bought not onI
1 money-saving b:
find 'for this we
e, ut youIt muist Le
lENS SUITS -
l'argat2ins i highi(i5' c lass men
ung~ mens2 suits. Standard
in pleasing paltterns1 and11 at
I styles, former pieo $3.00) to
iesin suits that sold up to
leSed11 cutomi.. ex
Illn' W II, hu(o
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ?'
COUNTY OF PICKENS,
IN COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
'1 homas R. O'Dell and G. 0. O' bUl
Inrrtnrs in trade, Plaintiffs,
'T. A. Norris, D fendant.
By virture of a decretal order of
sale made in the aboved stated case
by his honer T. J. Mauldin, Presiding
Judge siginedC and dated June 9, 1022
and en file in the clerks office
Pickens county, I will sell to the
hight st bidder on salesday in July,
1922, during the legal hours for pub
lie :.ales before the court Iouse door
at Pickens, S. C. the following des
cribed personal property to-wit: 4
l'ales of lint cotton, said cotton will
I- r'ld t- satisfy a judgement render
-: against the defendant in the above
stated case on June 9, 1922.
R. . .. Roark,
Sheriff Pickens Co.
It, will mean much to the farmers
of this se"tic' to ha- a market for
PRed Oak ties Taylor-ceh-uitt Tie and '
iole Co.. have placed a bu.:er at West- ;
NO'I('E 01-' FINAL T'L''I4EMENT
AND) DISCH IRGA E j
N.lice is he'"eby g'.cn that I will
make r'pli-ntion to N. A. Christopher t+.
-:;. ,Ine of Prqbate for Pickens
-- u::::,in the State of South Caro
na the 30th day of June, 1922 i
! 'c lok in the forenoon, or as
t ( reaft' r es said applicntion
<an i I I-ard for leave to make final
. r 'i cf the rerSonal estate of
I'o e :. Besard, ( de. ed andl. obtain
ic inJ 0: as administratrix of said
1-:dith Bl. Rhedeslc, Admninistratcr.
*1H(d '(a k ti'. a"( now heing bought
y 1Talylcer-a('.l;uitt Tic' and Pole Co.,
Mir. .1n1. D. I. w is their illpecto' at
Sen-'" -1. . .1. ). Re5g'ory 's at West
m r : ! )ave Br..'a.ale at Piek
NOT1 - (: '!N \1. SETT LE 1 ENT
Notice is l rb l *'v(n ti'at I will
make apllicati(n to N. A. (lristopher
. f P'ron)ate for Pi'kemi
ectunty., in thel Staate of St uth C'ar
lina. (.i the :0th day of .]une, 1922
at I t o'clock in the i''iorenoon, or as
s1., I the re'aftcr as Said applcation
cn n he heard, for leave to make final
retleiment I the p'rsonal ('State of
W.Villim C. l)ohson, et al, minors, and
11hta1in di:schlargte as guardian of said
.1. L. ('arson. Guardian.
Red Oak iv a 'o now Ibcin.e bought
by Taylo r-Col'iuitt Tie and Pole Co.,
Mr'. .inn. 1). F<\%w is their inspector at
Seneca, Mi. .1. 1). lcgers :s at W<-t
minst e' and l)av' l're.a'o.ale at Pick
rto meet their
arg'ains to offer
ek. Our loss is
TIn. 1: !ert< id Madalm Grace anid
Kl sms in wite or pilk, lowv
r hih bu. rot or back la(c, that
Sb)u t - .50 i and $500, now clos
Made oft'4f fino0 all wool serge and
Tricotine. T1his lot also includes a
fe coat suits. Ever y gar ment sold
from $12.50) to $20.00. Now elosing
lIn blIu, black, briw and~ p((1 laidls.
41n good thatit '-oldup to 52.00 yard
315e Heavy Indigo Shirting-.......9e
$10.00 Trunks Closing out..-....69
$15.00 Sui t eases closing out .....$6.93
$4.00 Men's felt hats closing out $1.93
$3.00 Mens straw hats...-....-$1.48
$2.00 Men's best caps............ 0c.
$5.00 Men's dress shoes-.......... 48
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