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Th~ > ..~s Sentinel
All8 Thing You Know and Some.
You DOn' Know About Our
Tons, Couty & People
Mrs. M. J. Harris is visiting in
Mr. D. G. Moore made a trip
to Columbia last week.
The candidates, like the fruit
trees, have begun to bud.
The prospects are very prom
ising for a good fruit crop this
Mr Miley-of- Brunson, was
the guest of Mr. Lloyd Grandy
John Joe McFall; who- is a
student at Wofford College
spent Sunday with his mother.
Mrs. J. M. Powers; of Belton
was visiting her~ sister, Mrs.
Attaway, last Saturday and
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Holden of
Calhoun are visiting the latters
parents -Mr. and Mrs. R, A.
The Union meeting at Mt.
Tabor last 'Saturday and Sun
day was a very profitable and
enjoyable one.
Attention is called to the an
nouncement of Mr. G. Wash
Bowen for County Commission
er in this issue.
Mr. Bennett H. Powers has
been in Los Angeles, Cal. about
a month. Since going there he
has accepted a position and will
probably remain.
The - Township Boards of
Equalization were in Mr. Chris
topher's office last Friday and
Saturday going over property
returns for 1912.
The heavy rains last Thurs
day night was general over the
County and put the streams out
again. ..Farm work was again
given a setback of a week by
it. -
Mr. H. J. McGee representing
the Southeastern Life Insurance
Company was in Pickens last
Friday and Saturday, looking
after the interests of his com
We are requested to announce
that there will, be a Layman's
Missionary Rally at Pleasant
Grove church the second Sun
day and one at Friendship the
third Sunday.
Mr. Hubert Edens,' who has
been connected with the firm of
Moore, Mauldin & Co., left Pick
ens last Thursday with his f am
ily for Clarksville, Ga., to make
their future home.
Ret. J. B. Trammell, who
formerly lived in this'- county
and who-is known by many of
our people, is announced as a
candidate for the House in
Oconee County..
Special music will be rendered
next Sunday in the Methodist
and Baptiste churches. The
morning services in both these
churches vwill be suited to the
occasion-Easter, the Resurec
At a meeting of the creditors
of Moore, Mauldin & Co. here
last Friday, it was decided to
sell the stock of goods and ap
ply on the indebtedness. The
a.mount of assets and liabilities
was not given out.
Casey Porter, who has been
attendinig the University in Co
lumbia, came home last week
for rest and recuperation. The
hard- studies he has been pur
suing has caused his health to
become impaired.
The W. C. T. U. had a very
interesting business meeting at
the .Methodist Church last
Wednesday. The members
purpose to hold a public meeting
at an early day, the subject be
ing "Asti-Cigarettes."
A son of Mr IR. M. Foster had
the misfortune to cut his toe
and part of his foot entirely off
with an axe one day last week.
Mr..Foster and family have re
cently moved back from Green
ville to his old home andl farm
near Peters creek.
Supervisor Craig is improving
the interior of* the court ro
by placing patent seats in the
jury box. The jury commis
sioners hereafter will have to
~ en on the jury for
* hardly hold very
* hea Class of the
.ay School is pre
eign missions next Sundia
night. The entire evening sa
vice will be in their charg -an
the public is cordially invit'd I
be present.
Mrs. Verrilia Masiers.wife
Mr. Benjaman Masters. died a
her homeinear Griini" ciirlchl
the 24th ult. She had been i
bad health for about 18 month,
and at the time of her deatl
was (;0 years old. She is si
Yived by eleven children. lie
remains were interred at Salud
Hill church the day followin(
her death.
Nothing has been done so fa:
towards improving and 'beauti
fying the courthouse grounds
Don't forget gentlemen of th,
Board of County Commissioner
that attention will be called t<
this fact and we will continui
to remind you of the unsighth
appearance of the square unti
something is done.
We present our readers witi
quite a surprise this week in tht
announcement of Mr. M. C
Long of WValhalla for Con:;res
from this district. Mr. Long i
knoten to many of our people
having been court stenographei
and also made the race two yea r
ago for Solicitor. He is nov
practicing law at Walhalla.
The Hazood school closed Fri
day, March 29th, after a ver'
successful term under the man
agement of Miss Irene Hen
dricks. Miss Hendricks wa
well pleased with the interes
manifested by the patrons in al
her efforts for the advancemen
of the bright boys an(I girls ii
her charge. The trusto
especially were ever ready i
encourage and support all nwas
ures for the interest of th,
school, and deserve comnenda
tion. -
Mr. Sam B. Craig has bee:
appointed by Gov. Blease;
delegate to the Comnmercia
Congress, which will meet ii
Nashville, Tenn., in April.
report reached here last weel
that Mr. Craig, who is now:
student of the law departmien
of the South Carolina* Univer
sity in Colunmbia, will return t<
Pickens this summer and ente>
the race for the House. This
however, is only rumor and i
not given as authentic.
Recently one of the counts
road squads was rebuilding
bridge over Golden Creek, nea
Liberty, when Mr. Irwin Have
one of the hands, spied a hug
eel. Grabbing a shovel. h
jumped into the creek an
struck it with -The blade. Thi
wounded it so that after aro'the
lick he was able to get hold ofi
with his hands. He had quit
a tussle, however, before h
landed it. It measured 3~
inches and weighed 4i pounds
and was sold to Superviso
Craig for twenty-five cents.
The Majestic Range Demor
stration at Heath, Bruce, Moi
row Co's store closed Saturda
night, and Mr. J. D. Ridenhour
the representative of the Majes
tic factory, left Monday fo
Greenville, where he will be:
week with The Gilreath-Dur
ham Co., Greenville agents fo
The Great Majestic. Hot coffee
biscuits and cake were serve<
to all, and there were many vis
itors and buyers during thi
ieek. The good qualities of tha
majestic range were demostrat
e L and people became acquaint
ed with its safety, convenienc<
and fuel saving. Quite a num
ber of immediate sales wer<
made, and then the advertising
followed by a showing of it:
superiority, there is no doub
that many sales will follow.
At the repeated request of th<
patrons of the play "Down ii
Dixie," recently presentedl ha
the Pickens Band, the player
have consented to reproduce th
play on the evening of Apri
12th. The play is decidedly on
of the best ever prod uced b)'
local amateur talent, full o
humor, pathos and dramati
effects; it is hard to dletermin
just which act is the. best. o
just what character best pot
trayed. From the rising of th<
curtain to the close of the 4t]
act., the undivided attention o
the large audi'.nce attested the
interest and excellence of tha
product ion. Thei P'ickens Ban
although newly organid is ti
of the best in this motionm uw~
with a choice repor)o'tflriiif
nished music bet ween (each1 ar
Every one who failed in w.v
ness the first pres~eti
of the play should cert tinlv be
present on the eveing. of. th
12th and we feel sure th1se al
redly witnessing, will be a
R. 0. Williams Dead.
na I1.i Wi!!iam one
"f t det cit izcns of the
oum d at his home near
Carne'!Church on the 27th ult.
after a brief illness of pneu
n1i. He was in his 92nd
ear interment took place
the day following his death at
the Williams bur'ving ground.
Mr. Williams was never mar
ried and always lived a quiet,
peaceable life. He was quite
active for a man of his age until
stricken in his last illness.
Death of Mr. Aaron Boggs.
Mr. Aaron Boggs, one of the
oldest and best known citizens
of the county, died at his home
near Calhoun on the 29th ult.
at the advanced age of 91 years.
He has been a lifelong citizen
of the county having moved
here from Abbeville about sixty
years ago. In young manhood
he was married to Miss Elmira
Stephens, who has been his
constant companion all these
years. To this union were born
seven children, six of whom are
now living, towit: Mrs. M. C.
Newton, wife of Judge J. H.
Newton of this place; W. A.
-Boggs, Mrs. Alice Cochran,
Mrs. Myra Boggs and Hal T.
Boggs, all of C:lhoun; and A.
J. Boggs the present Clerk of
Court of this county..
Before and at the time of the
breaking out of the w .r he was
overseer and had the manage
ment of the farms of Cal. John
C. Calhoun, and being econo
mical and frugal soon began to
accumulate and through the
'years following had laid up
quite a conpetencv. When
the war came on he volunteered
his services to the Confederacy
and soon after was promoted to
a lieutenant in Calhoun's com
pany and served with distinc
tion throughout the conflict.
Mr. Boggs was a man of
sterling qualities, admired and
respected by all who knew him.
SAbout two years ago he united
Swith the Methodist Church.
IHis remains were interred at
tthe family burying ground near
- his home last Sunday in the
> presence of a large concourse of
sorrowing friends.
The crowd was rather small
at the sales last Monday, but
the land sold brought fair prices.
SIn the case of Liberty Bank vs.
SMary Willis, a lot in Liberty
was bid off by the bank for
L' 300.
1In the case of C. E. Day vs.
SL. T. Green, 17 acres in Easley
rTownship was bid off by C. E.
Day for $400.
CIn the case of Sallie Mullikin
Cvs. Harvy G. Smith, 56 acres in
SDacusville township was bid
~ff by J. T. Ferguson for $1,300.
rThis was all the land sold.
-The County Commissioners.
-The Board of County Com
missioners was in session in
their regular meeting last Tues
daiy. There were quite a num
ber in attendance, most of whom
1had claimnes against the county
-which they wanted converted
into cash.
A delegation of representative
citizens from Easley appeared
before the board in the interest
of good roads (which are need
ed just at this time)among them
Dr. R. F. Smith, Mr. W. C.
Smith, Mr. Elias Day, Hon. E.
P. McCravy and several others.
They presented to the board a
suggestion and proposition adout
as follows: That the govern
ment would furnish a compe
tent engineer and practical road
builder who would superintend
and direct the construction of a
mile or two miles of road in this
county to demostrate how to
build good roads if the Commis
sione-rs would furnish the labor,
material and means.
The matter was taken under
consideration by the board but
each member expressed himself
as being highly in favor of good
It was suggested that they
-make application to the govern
m-ent for the assistance of an
e xper't and make an experi
ment of one or t wo miles on the
road from Easlev to Pickens.
This wil probably done at an
ealy~ day and our citizens will
theni be given the opportunity
k,1now'ing what a good road is.
Notice to Road Hands.
N'ie is hereby given to all
nursons liable to road dluty, that
th tme has expired for the
1paynli-nt of the Road Tax to
th Cuty rIeasurer, but the
- Board of (Countv yonmmissioners
nmyv pay the same to theirclerk
on or Leore May 1st w-ithout
pensitv. Aer this date the
ptnialv wili be attached and
the law wil! nave to take its
coure. rhe iow is verv rigid
in this respect as it makes it a
riminal 'fnt-nse not to pay the
Road Tax. and re(quires that all
who do no :)av shall be liable to
prostecution and on conviction
pay a fine or serve the time on
the chain.ang.
J. B. Craig,
Co. Supervisor.
he School Contest at Easley.
The oratorical and athletic
contest of the high schools of
the county took place at Easley
ast Saturday. The teachers
and several of the students of
the school here went down.
The Easley school, we are in
formed, carried off all the
trophies except the oratorical
which was awarded Mr. Olin
Draig of the Six Mile academy.
Many of our citizens who were
present at the contest are lavish
in their praises of the Easley
chool, and speak in commenda
Lion of the interest shown it by
he patrons and people general
ly. We realize that we are
lacking in this most important
Feature-cooperation with teach
ers and pupils. Often our teach
ers invite us to attend certain
exercises and these invitations
are unheeded. This should not
be so but all the patrons should
feel a keen interest in their
children and accept every op
portunity to encourage the
teacher and pupil and promote
their best interests.
We hope our people will
profit by the splendid example
f our neighbor town.
The Farmer's Meeting.
Pursuant to the notice pub
lished in The Sentinel last week
and in spite of the rainy inclem
nt weather, quite a number of
representative farmers were
present, and i 2 mediately after
the public sales Mr. J. ;F. Hen
dricks introduced Mr E. WA.
Dobbs, of sumter, the president
of the State Farmers Union.
Mr. Dobbs pegan his address
by reading the declaration 01
purposes of the Farmers Union.
He stoted that the county was
now full of men who wete
studying and trying to' instruct
the people how to grow more
crops anid at a less expense,
year by year. But as he looked
at the situation one and a very
important feature regarding the
interests of the producer was
the lack of a prper system of
maketing the crops the pro
He stated that it has been
hown that there are years of
large crops and years of small
crops, but the problem confront
ing the farmer is that of econo
mically and prudently market
the crops made.
The first and most important
thing for the farmers to con
ider and the most effective way
of overcoming combines and
the bear gambler is for them
is for them to produce every
thing he and his family con
umes, and have a surplus to
put on the market for the con
sumption of those who do not
produce. When this is done
make all the cotton you can as
surplus and store it in your
warehouse for a price at a profit.
He stated that there had nev
ar, in his judgement, been an
>verproduction of any crops,
and would never be as long as
here were people in the vworld
nclothed, and as long as there
were people unfed. But the
~reat draw back to the farmer
s to the value of his produce
was the lack of a proper and
ystematic plan by which they
ould effectively market their
products. He stated that the
itroni growers of Florida had
:heir setting agencies, the fruit
growers of California had theirs
md the onion growers of Texas
aad theirs. Many other indus
:ries were doing the same thing,
rd until some such plan is
dopted and put in operation for
the products of the farmers of
:he South the same chartic con
litions wlll prevail.
Now the thing which the Far
er's Union is endeavoring to
lo was to establish in each
ounty or at commercial centers
buying and selling agencies for
Lhe farmers. Such an agency
is now in operation at Sumter,
Anderson and other places.
This idea is to employ a man,
who will buy and take over the
produce of the formers and put
in on the market for the far
mers as the market demands it.
The twentieth century as the
age of organization. We see it
mong every business and in
enery avocation of life except
the farmer, and these can nev
their part.
By the time Mr. Dabbs finish
ed talking the crowd had grad
ually grown less until only a
few was left, and the warehouse
matter was not discussed nor
considered. Mr. J. F. Hen
dricks stated to The Sentinel
man, however, that subscrip
tion lists were being circulated
over the county and an effort
being made to secure the stock,
and as soon as the amount was
suoscribed the stockholders
would be called together to or
It is to be hoped that the far
ners and business men will not
illow this most important
cheme to fall through. It is
nore to the interest of the far
ner than anyone else, and ev
,ry farmer in the county should
:ome right up to Mr. Hendricks'
1elp and make t1-e thing go.
.veryone should have some
;tock in it and there fare very
ew who are not able to have
tock in it.
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Chil
This good woman pa.ztrd into
the great beyond last Monday
at the home of her son-in-law
Mr. J - R. Porter who livs near
Mountain View church.
She had reached beyond her
three score and ten being at the 1
time of her death in her 83rd
year. g
She is survived by ten living J
children. Her husband and I
three children preceded her to
the grave some years ago.
Her remains were laid to rest in
the cemetery at Secona Baptist
church the day following her
death, the funeral services be
ing conducted by Rev. J. M. t
LOST! a load of wood every
once and awhile by not havingr t
a Majestic Range, for sale by t
Heath, Bruce, Morrow Co. a
A Fll
: Hmb
Pikes oul
Mr. Frank Cox Injured.
As we go to press, we regrz
to learn that Mr. Frank Cox,
the depot agent was this morn
ing painfully but not seriously
hurt. when a box car backed
against him. pinning him be
tween the car and the depot
platform. The attending phy
5icians are of the opinion
hat these are no internal in
juries, though he was seriously
>ruised about the body. We
1ope that nothing serious
vill develop, and that he will be
)ut again shortly.
Isn't it strange some people
vill vote for a bad man simply
>ecause the newspapers are
tgainst him?
Human life is the cheapest
hing extant. Is it because of
he laxity of the juries, judges
nd pardoning powers?
For Congress
I hereb touthue h aPself a eanidate fc
Congressf frotue Th eird Cangres-ional Dici
of South Carolina, subject to the action f t
voters of the District in the Democ .a p
les. acptt
Walhalla, S.C
For County Commissioner
The friends of Mr. G. Wash' Bowen here
announce him as a candidat. for "ounty 009
missioner, subject to the action of he votes
the primary election.
Grow Long Staple Cotton.
Columbia is the best of the up-.
land varieties. Yields as wel.O
as common cotton to the acre.
Sells for from 4 to 8c more than
common cotton. Seed for-saie
at $1.50 per bushel. Clevelan
Big Boll $1.00.
W. L. BogI
Liberty, S.
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