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Entered April 23, 1903 at Pickens, S. O., as second class matter, under act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
Columbia, June 23.-When
the next battleship of Uncle
Sam's navy. is launched the
warship will be christened
South Carolina by Miss Frede
rica Ansel, daughter of the gov
ernor of this state. The launch
ing of the ship will take place
on July 11th of July at the
Cramps ship yard, Philadelphia.
Governor Ansel has sent out
latters to his staff asking them
to accompany him to the launch
ing and he stated that his daugh
ter would christen the ship.
The ceremonies are in charge of
the builders of the ship, who
have requested Governor Ansel
to bring his party and partici
pate in the launching, the cere
.nonies of which are simple.
.After the launching the party
w.ll be entertained at luncheon
ty the contractors, when two
-or three short speeches are to be
The United States battleship
South Carolina is one of the
battleships authorized by con:
gress in the naval appropriation
.act of March 3, 1905, her sister
-ship being the Michigan, which
was launched a few- weeks ago
at the New York Ship B3uilding
Company's dock. The South
Carolina is being built by the
'Cramp Steamship Company, of
P'hiladelphia. Tie contract for
her construction was signed on
July 21, .1006. Her keel was
b:tid Decenber 18, and she will
be finally completed and turned
over to the United States gov
ernment on December 25, 1909.
The contract price, exclusive of
armor and armament was
$3,540,000. She will have cost
t te government when completed
.about $7,000,000.
The Soath Carolina will have
displacement of 16,000 tons: a
sipeed of 18.5 knots; coal supply,
-2,200 tons; ar,mor belt,^12 inches;
casem ate side armor, 10 to 8 in
ches; barbetts and turetts, 10 -to
12 inches. Armam'ent, eight
45 calliber 12-inch guns, 22 three
inich guns. Torpedo tubes, two
submerged 21-inch. Her length
between perpendiculars, 450 feet;
breadth on load water line, 80
foot, mean draft, 24 feet 6 in
cies; full load displacement,
17,600 tons. Horse power, 17
000. Her tot al complement in
c' ading officers and crews will
b3 about 900 men.
The battleship South Carolina
-is of particular interest, because
.she is one of the first of our bat
tleships designed after the con
clusion of the Russo-Japanese
wvar. and her-designersJave em
hodies in her construction the
exporience gathered during 'the
n~aval operations of that conflict.
Possibly the greatest change
ma le in her c;onstruction from
the former ships is the elimina
4ion of initern~ ediary .or second
ary b~attenties, which were comn
posed of 5-inch, 6-inch or 8-inch
guns. Instead of having these
guns the costomary numrber of
guns In the main battery has
been doubled so that instead of
four 12-inch, the South Caroline
carries eight such guns mounted
in four turrets. A numerom~
battery of small rapid fire gunm
is retained, however,as a defen~s(
against torpedo boat attact.
The South Carolina wAm ib
equlr pe.1 wi .h two of the mais
Several letters were unavoida
From Dacusville,
Dear Editor: Being absent so
long I will try and give the
many readers of the Sentinel
Journal a few items from this
little burg, and let the people
know that I have not boycotted
the editor and his paper by not
sending in the news. I was
only too busy at work to write.
I will stick to the old Sentinel
Health in this community is
very. good at present.
Mr. Jerry McCombs must
have him a new sport; he has
recently changed his route over
to Marietta, R. F. D. No. 2,
almost every Sunday evening.
Hurrah for Jerry!
J. W. Bently and Geo. Smith
visited Thomas Hughes last
Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Irene and Lillie Burry
visited Miss Jennie Looper last
Sunday and reported a nice
James and Anna Hughes
v i s i t e d their brother, L. F.
Hughes, who is afflicted with
rheumatism, and is as helpless
s a babe. We hope for him a
spedy recovery. Dr. Stroud is
the attending hysician.
Rev. W. C. Seaborn will
preach at the James school
house the first Sunday evening.
A good crowd is expected and
all good singers are urged to be
present with their song books.
We are having sonie very fine
weather for cleaning the grass
from the growing crops and the
people are making good use of it.
The crops are very good in this
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Duncan
and Mrs. H. A. Freeman visited
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Looper last
-- Miss Lillie Dacus visited Miss
Anna Hughes one night last
Miss Mamie Davis, of neat
Greenville, is visiting her cousins,
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Bridges, and
1 also Miss Emma Smith.
Mrs. Eva Turner of Easley, is
visiting her brother, Mr. Jesse
Hendricks, t'his week.
Well, the county scrape fias
worked out some of our roads in
this section, and if G. W. B3,
wants us to vote for him, he
wvill have to conme and work out
the road from Mr. Freeman
Lay's, house down to the new
bridge on Carpenter's creek, and
from Mr. F. G. Hill's residenct
down to Rigdon's Mill if he ex
pects me and Joe to vote for
IAs news is scarce I will clos(
with best wishes .for the old
modern cage types of military
masts similar to the one recently
tested and found so satasfactory
on the monitor Florida.
The South Carolina and hie
*sister ship the Michigan wvill b(
the two finest ships in the Unitei
States navy, until the Delewari
now in couse of construction il
launched and put into comn
bly left out, an especially inter
Six ,Mile,
As It is raining today and
can't work in the field, I will
try and give a few (lots from
this burg.
Farmers are somewhat be
hind with their crops, but are
scratching to catch up.
Mr. and Mrs. Garden Pickens
and their charming daughter,
Miss Anna, of the Stewart sec
tion, -were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Mauldin last Sun
Don't forget the big singing at
Gap Hill the fifth Sunday in
Miss Mattie Craig- and two
brothers, Dennis and Olin, and
Miss Dora Oliver of the Keowee
side, were the guests of their
friend, Miss Sophia Mauldin,
last Monday.
Miss Nara Hendricks of the
Oconee side, visited friends in
this section last week. Don't
you knov that Mr. G. L. was
glad of that visit.
Mr. and Mrs. B. 1). Mauldin
of the Stewart section visited
'friends in this conniunity last
Born, on the 22nd of July, to
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Willinoii, a
Health is fine in this set tion at
this writing.
Mrs. Maije Willimon is very
ill at this writ-ing. Her many
friends hope to soon see her well
Mrs. C. L. Willimon visited
her - arents, Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
Alexander, of the Stewart sec
tion, this week.
We have had some fine rains
Iately, which did the crops much
good, and they are looking good.
Walter Willimon and sister,
Miss Maggie, aid her cousin,
Miss Mary Trotter, and Mr.
Glenn Stewart, attended the
wedding of Miss May Cox of
Oco'nee last Sunday and reported
a fine time.
Miss Sophia Manldin visited in
Liberty one clay last week.
I will ring off for this time,
with many regar'ds to the S-J
and its many reader-s.
OLD RmnuE.
From Mile Creek.
Good m orning, Mr.- Editor:
I thought I would give you
the newvs from this side, al)though
news is about as scarce as hen
Rev. J. E. ' Foster filled his
regular appointment at Mik
Creek Saturday and Sunday,
preaching two interesting ser
mons to large congtegations.
Crops are looking fine in this
R. B. bumpkin has the finesi
cotton in this section.
All who are interested in th<
grave yard at Milo Creek arn
requested to meet at the grav<
yard on Saturday, July 11, Ii
the afternopn, bor the purpost
of cleaning off the grave yard
Mr. and Mrs. Edd arret
esting one by "13" from Norris.
were the guests of S. B. Dalton
and familey Sunday.
I believe I will have to quit
my crop and get out and hunt
up some news or quit writing'to.
the old Sentinel-Jounal.
If this don't find its way to
the waste basket I will write
again. UNCLE JAKE.
Norris r
Health good, but news very I
We have a new church under
What's the, matter with Mr. 1
B? Haven't heard from him 8
for a long while. You must t
not slight us that way.
Last Saturday evening Will 1
Maddox started to arrest Nat
Allen, colored, and got his shirt- 9
sleeve torn off. The darky was t
locked up, and will have to pay I
$100 or 75 days in the chain t
gang. It took three men to d
lock him up-Clark McWhorter, a
Henry and Will Maddox.
The tent meeting, which has
been holding forth at Liberty,
will move back close to Catee
chee next Monday.
Born, oii the 21st., to Mr. and
Xrvs. Lock, of Cate.cchee, a fine
Jim Roland's fine l1orse got r
struck by liglihtning last Sunday
while in the pasture standing t
u1nd(er a tree.
Eugene Sexton, of Cateechee,
has been driving the young la
die- around. 'Lookout, girls,
Eugenie will get you '-Ct.
Mrs. V. N. Maddox is quite
si(k at her home near Nor'ris.
Dr. Shirley is her physician.
Mrs. J. G(arrett's mother is
very sick at this writing. We
hope for her a speedy recovery. 1
Central-R F 0 2.
The farmers in this section are 1
getting along finely with their :
It looked as if "Gen. Green"
w oiId get us all a few days- ago,
but I think most of the farmers
have got him captured for the
season in this section.
Mrs. L. L. Willimon, of this
section, is very sick at this
writing, but we hope to see her
up very soon1.
Rev. J. T. Carey, of Calhoun,
visited L. L. Willimon, Sunday
C. W. Garrett, of Six Mile,
has purchased an automobile,
but somne 'one said it should
have been a mule.
Rev. J. T. Carey filled his
regular appointment at the
Wesleyan Methodist last Sun
day. He preached to a large
A ten days' meeting will be
gin at Mt. Olivet church on the
16ith inst, and will go on until
the fourth Sunday night.
Everybody Invited to come; but
come filled wvith the Spirit and
not with the things of this
world. Rev. J. R. George. of
'Piedmont, will assist Bro. Carey
t in the meng.n< AMOY.
On the morning of June 5th I
eft Dayton, Va., where I had
)een in school for the past two
rears, to accompany Miss Bessie
logers, a friend of mine, home,
vho lives in Cowen, W, Va,
We boarded the train at H1ar
-isonburg, Va., early in'the
norning for Harpers Ferry.
leached that point - in time for
linner. After dinner we went
)ut to see the town and .look at
he beautiful scenery that sur
ounds this place, The first.
)lace of interest that we visited
vas Jqhn Brown's monument.
From this place we . went to
tare college, a school for the
olored people. Prof. McDonald,
white man, has charge of the
chool. We were very anxious
o see the professor, for he had
oeen to our school and gave a
ecture on the city of Rome.
The professor took us through
,11 the different departments of
he school. I was surprised to
iote the different .branches
aught. They teach the stu
Lents to do most all kinds 'of
vork, besides the trainifig they
,et in text books. They' have
tu school bach year about 800
From this place we went to
effer'so's Rock, a place, no
loubt, a great many of your
eaders have seen.
It*eing almost train time, we
mirriod back to the- hotel to get
'eady to leave for Cowen.
But before I go further I want
o say that some of the prettiest
cenery that I ever saw sur
ounds this little town of Har
>ars Ferry. It looks like some.,
)f these people might be poets,
or it is a great inspiration to
my one to behold such beauti
ul scenery as can be seen here.
We left here late in the after
1oon and arrived at Cowen'on
he morning of the 6th. When
Ive reached the station a nun
>er of friends were there to
neet us. I was taken to Miss
Rogers' home, and a home it
wvas, too, for everything seemed
-o greet us with a smile. 'After
,esting a short time we were
showed into the dining-room,
where the table was laden with
fll kinds of'good things 4o .eat.
While here I v'isited several of
Miss Rogers' relatives, I ftnd
that hospitality flows freely
through this town and country
-as freely as any place I have
ever visited. To prove my state
mont I gained five pounds while I
I left Cowen on the 15th for
Pickens, coming by the way o'f
Washington City. Not having S
long to wait, I didn't get to see
as much of the city as I wanted
to see, but I had a view of the
principal places.
I arrived in Pickens on the
evening of the 17th, and oh?
how things aro moving in the
old town. But beautiful Pickens
was not enough for me. "Home
sweet hornie" was the place for
me, and I was not satisfied until
I could get to see all of those
sweet, smiling faces at the old
I was sure glad to get 'back
home and enjoy all the solid
comforts and the,. many good
things to eat which mama al
ways fixe nnUFE AR

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