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Estabpshed 1871-Volume 43 PICKENS, S. C., JUNE 12, 1913
Pickens county's good record
for law and order was slightly
dented about two weeks ago
when Mr. Jake Nabors was
met in the road., near the
Ambler place above Pickens, by
three unknown men and was
shot thru the head and badly
beaten up.
From what can be learned it
is thought that Mr. Nabors was
suspected of having reported a
still which was recently destroy
ed by officers and the attack
was made on him for revenge.
The officers say Mr. Naborg. did
not report the still.
No arrests have been made,
but United States and county
officers are working on the case.
Cedar Rock News
Crops are looking very prom
ising in this section at present.
4 Miss Pearl Turner, spent last
week in Greenville attending
,the commencement exercises at
G. F..
Mesdames Joel H. Miller, and
A. White Singleton, are visiting
relatives in Spartanburg this
Misses Sunnie a n d Viola
Porter, were the guests of their
friend, Miss Nellie Freeman, of
the Cross Road section recently.
Mr. Edward N. Robins, of
Greenville, is visiting his sister,
"K{ Mrs. John W. Stewart.
A number of the Cedar Rock
people attended the old soldier's
Reunion at Cross Roads Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Eck Jones, were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Z. T.
Jones, recently.
Mr. Robt. Stewart and daugh
ter, Miss Essie of Pickens, were
visiting Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Stewart, Sunday.
Rev. W. C. Seaborn, filled his
regular appointment at Cedar
Rock Sunday
. Mrs. Robt Hendrix and son
Mr. Elmer, attended commence
ment exercises at Greenville
Female College, last week.
Prof. McD. Weams, was visit
ing in this community recently.
Mr. Will Hester, of Greenville,
spent the week-end with home
. folks..
Mr. Crocket Hendrix, of the
Dacuaville section, attended
church at Cedar Rock, Sunday.
Mr. B. H. Williams and fam
ily were visiting relatives in
Pickens the 3rd, they also took
in the okt soldier's reunion at
that place.
Miss Rula Hendrix, who has
completed her course at G. F. C.
has returned home.
Marietta Route 2
4 June 7.-The crops are putting
on new life and are growing
nicely since the showers came.
Joe A. Hendricks has the
-champion corn of this section.
Joe is a hustling farmer any way.
Just ask him how to plow corn.
Small- grain is ripening and
soon the farmers will be seen
* gathering in the golden grain.
Boys, when you have decided
to procure that marriage license
e why not see J. D. McConnell
and have him get you up that
bill of lumber for the house you
will need so noon after the
p reacher gets thru with you.
Drake can get it up for you.
We had the pleasure of at
?tending the all day singing at
Nine Forks church on the first
Sunday. They had plenty to
eat, plenty of good singing and
Union Reviva
A union revival meeting be
gan in Pickens Sunday and will
continue probably ten days or
two weeks. The Baptist, Meth
odist and Presbyterian congre
gations have shown a fine feel.
ing of fellowship and are work
ing and pra' ing together for the
success of the meeting.
Rev. Mr. Glenn, of North Car
olina, an evangelist of wide rep..
utabion and a cousin of ex-Gov.
Glenn, is doing the preaching
and the services are being held
Hon. W. G. Mauldin
Died Wedndsday.
Hon. W. G. Mauldin, who
represented Pickens county in
the State legislature for three or
more terms, died at his home
near Liberty Wednesday after
noon after a very short illness.
Mr. Mauldin was stricken with
paralysis only Tuesday after
noon making his illness only
about 24 hours in length. He
was about 60 years of age and
was born and reared in this
Mr. Mauldin was quite popu
lar throughout the county as he
was elected as, a representative
of this county in the house of
representatives on the first bal
lot. He was a devout member
of the Baptist church and has
done some very fine and influ
ential work in this county.
He is suryived by a wife and
large family of children.
a good sermon by the pastor,
Rev. J. Tyre Singleton. The
singing was conducted by Pro
fessors Alexander, Looper, Rob
inson, Smith, Lesley and others
and they all sung well, especial
ly Messrs. Smith and Lesley. If
it is singing you want, just call
on Abe Lesley or Lawrence
Smith. We regret to say that
we saw some evidence of Ben
Tillman's red hot knockout
drops, but we had very good or
If statewide prohibition will
put a lasting end to drunken
ness in our old state, then I say
let it come; or if prohibition will
not stop it then give us some
thing that will stop it. We be
lieve that if the church and
state would work in harmony
with each other and make a
bold stand against the abomi
nable stuff and those that han
dle ib;they could weaken the
evil forces some. Correspon
dents, what think you on this
matter? Progressive.
Dacusville Route 1
Health of this community is
very good at present.
The singing at Nine Forks on
the first Sunday was enjoyed by
all present. The leaders were
Profs. Bolding, Smith and oth
The Sunday school at Mt.
Tabor has been reorganized and
is progre fing nicely. Every
body.is lookingforwrd to Chil
dren's Dayi the fourth Sunday
in July.
On account of. busy work time
very few from Dacusville at
tended the old soldiers' reunion
at Pickens, But on Friday fol
lowing quite a number gathered
at Cross Roads for the purpose,
of celebrating old soldiers' day.
The graves were decorated by
the ladies and several speeches
were made by prominent speak
ers. The day being very dis
agri cable and unlikely the peo
ple were kept in the house.
Miss Flora Looper and broth
er For.est, of near Easley, at
tended the singing at Nine Forks
the first Suriday.
Isiah Nimmnons, who hads been
on the sick -list for the past few
weeks, is able to be out again.
Messrs. Will Jones, Joe Loop
er and daughter Geneva, made
a flying trip to Greenville last
The farmers are very busy.
Did you gee the snow on the
mountains Tuesday?
I Meeting
Here Sunday
in the Methodist church. The
meeting bids fair to greatly re
vive and strengthen the church
es here, and interest seems to be
growing daily greater.
The services begin promptly
at 10 o'clock in the mol'nings
and at 8 in the evenings.; -The
morning service lasts only- one
hour and the stores here are
closed from 10 to11 o'clock each
day on account of the seolvices.
Eyerybody is cordially hivi
to attend these meetngs
Old Soldiers' Day
At Cross Roads
A large concourse of people
gathered at Cross Roads church
in response to the call of the
congregation of that church on
Friday, June 6, -to do honor to
the old soldiers, and especially
to those who went out from that
neighborhood. A most delight
ful program had been arranged,
and thruout the day the throngs
of people in attendance bore tes
timony to the reverence and es
teem in which they hold the
memory of those who wore the
The Rev. D. W. Hiott, pastor
of the church, in his usual
forceful but gentle manner ore
sided-bidding a cordial wel
come-and the venerable Rev.
Benjamin Holder led in prayer.
The Hon. E. P. McCravey,
member of the house from Pick
ens county, was then introduced
and made a splendid address.
He selected as his theme the
wonderful work of the Confed
erate army. Although few in
number, the marvelous work
done by that band of noble men
had never been equalled in the
annals of history. ~He paid a
glowing tribute to Jefferson Da
vis, whose birthday had just
been celebrated, and spoke of
his service to the United States
thruout the Mexican war, dwell
ing on his sacrifice for the South
and the pathos of his latter days
-disfranchised-"A man with
out a country." He then spoke
of the private soldier s whose
noble deeds had not been record
ed, but to whom the greater
glory is due, and assured those
survivors present of his loyal co
operation in all manner that
might be beneficial to them.
Prof. McD. Weams sang in a
most touching manr er the song,
"Be Kind to the Old Folks,"
stirring deep memories and
bringing forth good resolutions.
Thruout the entire exercises
Prof. Weams and his trained
choir contributed their splendid
music, and no little part of the
success of the day is to be at
tributed to them for their ser
vices rendered.
Senator T. J. Mauldin was
next introduced and made a
characteristic address, strong
and logical. He dwelt on the
fact that the position of the
South was now being vindicat
ed, and cited the recent prog
ress of events in California,
where the doctrine of States
Rights was being strongly up
held. As a member of the com
mittee from the senate to inves
tigate the. conditions in South
Carolina in regard to the pen
sion laws, he assured the veter
ans of his support of all changes
.to their betterment.
-After the exercises in the
church had been completed, the
veterans, in command of CJapt,
Thos. Boweni, marched out, fol
lowed by the pupils of the Cross
Roads Sunday school bearing
armsfull of beautiful flowers. A
salute of guns was fired, and
then the graves of the Confed
erate soldiers were reverently
strewn with the garlands.
A most magnificent dinner
was served and hundreds par
took of the hospitality of the
people of this wonderful section
of our county.
In the afternoon the meeting
was thrown open to the veter
ans as an experience meeting,
and some clever stories -were re
lated, all bearing testimony to
the love and loyalty of the Con
federate soldiers..
June 6 being national decora
tion day of the Woodmen of the
World, the graves of the Wood
men who sleep in that peaceful
spot were covered1 with flowers
by the local camp of Woodmen,
af ter their beautiful ritual had
been used.
Thus closed a day long to be
remembered by those who were
so fortunate as to be present.
The Cross Roads community is
to be heartily congratulated
upon its success.
Rev. W. M. Duncan Dead.
Rev. W. M. Duncan, presid
ing elder of the Columbia Dis
trict, '4ethodist church, died in
Columbia, Monday, J une 9, fol
lowing a short illness. Mr.
Duncan wvas for four years pro
siding elder of the Greenville
District and had many friends
here who are grievedl to learn of
his death.
IPatronize nnur claa sfle 1 column,
Aiken.-One minute and a half after
the jury which has Seen hearing the
mass of evidence In the Hugh Long
case ftled out of the court room the
12 men flied back% into the jury box
and rendered their verdict acquitting
Long of the murder of Pokens N.
Gunter. The charge which has rest
ed over the leg'islator since a few
days after his election last September
was declared to be without founda
tion and Hugh Long stood a free .man.
The defense closed just before the
morning recess. When court convened
the state put up several witnesses in
rebuttal and' as soon as the evidence
was all in James It. League, foreman
of the jury, requested of Judge Gary
that the jury be excused for a mo
ment. The jurors filed Into the jury
room and were sounded by the fore
man. It was the work of a .moment.
Returning to the court room, Mr.
League requested Judge Gary to turn
the case over to the jury, thus dis
peneing with argument of counsel.
"We have made up our minds," he
declared. "We are all of one mind.
We have heard the evidence and noth
ing the lawyers on either side can say
can have any effect on the verdict we
shall render."
Judge Gary objected and Solicitor
Gunter and attorneys for the prosecu
tion resisted the suggestion. Judge
Gary pointed out that under the con
stitution the accused had a right to
be heard, whereupon , Mr. Croft of
Long's counsel informed the judge
that Mr. Long was absolutely willing
to turn the case over to the jury with
out argument and abide by the ver
dict, so clearly had the plea of self
defense been made out. The solicitor
made two short arguments against
the suggestion, but the foreman of
the jury insisted and Judge Gary be
gan charging the jury, both on mur
der and manslaughter, after which
the jury retired only to record the
Refused to Reconsider Order.
Columbia.-Adjt. Gen. Moore asked
Gbvernor .Blease to reconsider his or
der and let him issue Instructio'ne for
all the regiments of the South Caro
lina' National Guard to encamp on the
state rifle range, near this city, this
summer. Gen. Moore stated that the
camp site was .perfectly sanitary and
submitted affidavits from the medical
department backing up this claim. In
replying to the Adjutant General
Governor Blease refused to reconsider.
his original order for tihe 3d regiment
to encanp at Anderson and the 1st at
Aiken, and said that he had deter
mined to Issue no orders for any regi
ment to encamp on the state rifle
range this summer.
Tax on Railway Property Increased.
Columbia.-The .property of rail
ways operating in South Carolina was
increased for taxation $799,823 by
the state board of assessors at the
meeting held here, according to a re
port issued recently. The value for
taxation of express companies, the
Pullman car company, telegraph and
telephone dbmpanies 'was Increased
by $533,332. making a total increase
of $1,333,155. The first meeting of
the board of assessors was held in
the office of A. W. Jones, comptroller
general, May 16.
To Hold Election In Kershaw.
Oamden.--In all, 1,076 'names have
been signed to the dispensary peti
tione that have been circulated
throughout Kerahmaw county, and it
seems now that the election will be
ordered lheld on the third Tuesday in
August. The petition has bleen plac-I
ed in the hands of rmperv'isor M. C.
No Dispensary Election.
Bleaufort.--There will be0 no election
on the dispensary question this oun
mer i Beaufort county as the peti
tions that Wvere circulated, onlling for
an election, were not signed by . a
sufficient number. There were two
petitions circulated, one -in Blluffton,
which was signed by 100, and the
other In Bleaufort, which was signed
by only 88. It is necessary that tihese
petitions be signed by one-third of the
voters registered. There are said to
be over 1,200 voters andl the petitions
were only signed by 188.
Telegraphed Resignation.
Oolumbria.-Tihe Hon. ()harles A.
Woods telegraphed his resignation a.s
a member of the Supreme Court of
South Carolina to Governor Bllease
and qualifled as United States Judge
of the 4th judiolal circuit succeeding
Judge Goff, who was elected United
States Senator from WVest Virginia.
Judge Woods is in Richmond, Va.,
whemre he was called recently. He
sent his resignation from that city.
In accepting it the Governor extend
ed congratulations on Judge Wood's
Cotton Squares.
John M. Porter, who lives on
Mi-. Ul~a Graviey's p'ace near
Pickene r'eports squareos on his
cotton June 6. These are the
earliest squares we have heard
of in this county this year.
Ralph 0. Robinson
Dead; Easley Locals
Ralph 0. Robinson, son of J.
E. Robinson, died in Colorado
Springs, Col., on last Friday,
June 6. He went out West last
October, hoping to regain his
health, which had been declin
ing since last summer. Ralph
had never been very strong, his
mother, who was a Miss O'Dell,
(lied of lung trouble when he
was about six or seven years
old. The body was brought to
Easley Tuesday and was in
terred in the cemetery here.
The funeral service was con
ducted by Mr. Robinson's pas
tor, Rev. J. D. Holler, and Rev.
D. W. Hiutt, after which the
Easley K. of P's. took charge.
Ralph was born exactly 30 years
ago the day he was buried. He
was very popular in Easley and
was loved by all our people.
His father, step-mother and half
sister, Miss Catherine, besides
many relatives, survive him.
We extend our heartfelt syni
pathy to the bereaved ones.
Married by A. M. Folger, N.
P., on Sunday morning, June 8,
Mr. W. T. Stansell and Miss
Ola Hunter. All of the Easley
mill village.
The first solid car load of au
tomobiles ever shipped to Pick
ens county came to W. N. Jones
of Dacusville and were unloaded
and stored at Easloy on Monday.
Mr. Jones is agent for the Ford,
and has the runabout and five
passenger, Call on'him or write
him if you want a car.
Miss Helen Clayton of Central
has been visiting Miss Eva
Miss Nettle Ellison spent last
week in Greenville with her sis
ter, Miss Mamie Lou Ellison.
Belt Folger of Washington is
here to spend his vacation with
his gyand-parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. 1. Folger.
Miss Ella Hliot.t spent last
week in. Greenville.
Claude P. Wyatt of the Unit
ed States navy, is at home on a
Messrs. Lake Jameson. Vin
cent Hamilton, Hal H'ott, Wal
ter Robinson and Chailes I-am
ilton attended the exercises of
0. b'. C. last Thursday evening.
Miss Ethel Steadman, who
has been visiting friends in Gaff
nev. ha; returned to her home
in this city.
Miss Bennie Duckwort h, who
has been a stndent at G. F. C.
for the past session, is at home
for the vacation.
Miss Brucie Ellison is on an
extended visit to her sister, Mir.
Lake Elrod, in Atlant a.
Waddy Anderson of the U. of
S. C. has returnedl home.
Miss H-art, of Spart'Lanhnirg,
who& has recently b)(een e'lected
assistant teacher in the Easley
high-school, spent last Tuesday
in our city.
Our people wvent in droves to
Cross Roads last Friday to at
tend the old soldiers' mfeeting.
We hear that it was a booming
success in every respect.
D)r. R. F. Smith is out again,
able to wvalk with the aid of
cr1utches. Last week he was
operated on, in Greenville hos
pital, for sonme trouble in one of
his legs below the knee. We
sincerel~f hope that the good
doctor may soon be entirely re
Dr. Cody Preached at Easley
One of the most powerful ser
mons it has ever been my privi
lege to hear was preached in the
First Baptist church at Easley
last Sunday night jby Dr. Codv
of Greenyillie, editor of the Bap
tist Cour'ier.
Dr. Cody is said to be a cousin
of the famous Col. W. F. Cody,.
"Buffalo Bill," the most fa
mous scout, Indian fighter and
best marksman in the world;
and we venture the assertion
that Dri. Cody Is -just as good a
preacher as Buffalo Bill ever
was a miarksman when at his
best. - H.
Card of Thanks.
Dear Editor: I desire to
thank my friends and neigh bors
and also Dr. Robinson for their
kindness shown to us in the
sickness and (death of Walter
our 19 months old son. May
the-Lord's richest blessIngs rest|
upon them all Is my prayer.
W. A. Thomas.
Infanticide Case at
Easley Last Week
Eva Sherard, colored, who has
been cooking for Mr. W. W.
Robinson, of Easlev, for some
time, was beforo the coroner's
court. in Easley on Monday last,
charged with killing her infant.
The child was found buried un
der the house of Mr. Robinson
on Sunday afternoon. It, was
born Wednesday night in a
house where the woman had
rooms-three or four hundred
yards from her work.
When the woman went to get,
breakfast on Thursday morning
she carried the child along with
her in a sack and buried it un
der the house. She missed cook
ing only one meal and that was
Wednesday night when t h e
child was born.
The coroner's jury found that.
the child's head was crushed,
and their verdict was that the
child's death was caused by its
mother crushing-its head.
Coroner Medlin took charge
and brought the prisoner to jail
at Pickens to await trial at the
next term of court.
Six Mile News.
The stork visited the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Martin of
Six Mile the 31st' inst., and
blessed them with twins.
The many friends of Mr.
Austin Dillard are lorry to
know of him being so low with
typhoid fever. Mr. J. R. Davis
is also sick with typhoid.
There is going to be children's
day at Six Mile the first Sun
day in Thiy.
Mr. B. I' Murphy preached
an interesti " sermon Sunday.
His text w, -s, And the Lord
shut hin in. low many of us
feel that the Lord has shut us
in. It is something to think
From Camp Ground
Dear old Sentinel: It is with
pleasure that I try to give a few
(lots from this section. Health
is yery good at present.
We are having plenty of rain
at present and crops are looking
tine, especially corn.
Rev. Fulton Childress. filled
his regular appointment at Con
Mr. Hoyt Townes gave the
young people a.singing Sunday
There will be an all day sing
ing at Concord church the fifth
Sunday in J une, and everybody
is invited to come and' bring
their song books and well filled
We had a good rain in this
section Sunday night and crops
are looking fine at present. The
grass is looking fine too..
Birch Lewis and wife visited
Pickens Stephens Sunday.
Little Elnmo and Bessie Boggs
visitedl 11ermantn Stephens Sun
day afternoon.
Groce Ulunnicu tt a nd wife vis
ited1 E. (1. Childress Sunday.
Misses Kate Patterson and1 El
la McCall visited Misses Julia
and Essie Durham Sunday af
David Breazoale and wife at
tended preaching at Concord
The people are having a bad
time for harvestine, and most
of them have just begun to cut
their grain. Housekeover.
In Memoriam
In memoiam of my dlear
grandimother, who left this
world of sorrow Febi nary 6 and
has gone to be with her father
and miother and sister in heaven
where they will never part. It
was hand to give her up, but
God knows best. We did not
know his will and we miss her
so much we can hardly bear It
sometimes, but she said before
she died that she was going to
heaven. May God be with us
till we meet her again on that
happy golden shore and1 clasp
hands with her where we will
never part again.
Her grand-daughter, N. R.,
Sometime ago several negroes
decided they wanted to get rid
Will Hill, a negro who lives
about six miles north of Pickens
and decided to run him out of
their community. So on the
night of.Sunday, June 1, about
twelve or fifteen of them sur
rounded Hill's house and began
shooting at his ho'ise, shooting
many holes in it and breaking
out about all the window panes.
Hill didn't like their visit and
getting his gun he began shoot
img back at them, hitting two,
but not seriously wounding
them. Thelib attackers withdrew
without hurting Hill.
As~ a result of the riot nine
negroes aro now in the county
jail and three others have been
located and will be arrested
Shooting Affair
Near Dacusville
A shooting affair which may
vet result fatally occured near
Dlacusville Sunday night, when
Homer Mansell, colored, shot
another negro named Williams
four times with a pistol.
Sheriff Roark went to Dacus
ville and brought Mansell back
Sunday night and lodged him
in the county jail.
Mansell says he and the other
man were both drinking when
they met in the road and had a
few words, and that Williams
threw a rock at him, whereupon
he opened fire on Williams,
seriously wounding him.
The trial will come up in the
next term of court.
Speedlimit at Easley
At a recent meeting of the
new Ea ley city council several
new ordinances were passed.
The most important of these
was in regard to a speedlimilt for
automobiles which plainly states
that the maximum speed of
such machines must not exceed
six miles per hour anywhere in
the ivcorporato limits of the
town of Easley. Notices will be
posted at all roads leading into
town, and it is expected that all
cars from neighboring towns
shall also observe this limit. The
o her ordinances passed were in
regard to citizens allowing their
stock to go loose in the city, not
to permit drivers to leave their
teams unhitched one the streets,
and to prohibit negioes from
gathering at the depoj and thus
llock thle passengeidf from the
Singing at Concord
There wvill be an all-day sing
ing at Cioncordl church the fifth
Sunday in June. The time will,
he dlivided between the young
folks and old folks, and all ar'e
requested1 to bring4 , their song
hooks and well filled baskets.
Everybody invited.
Students Who Made
Highest Averages
B~elow is a list of si ldents who
made the hiighes'5 averages inl
their rCecti ve grades in the
Pickens schIool (during the ses
sionl just closed.
10thi grado-- IEsther Edens.
'.)h gr'ade-Enniei( Or iflin.
8th grade- t1ranices'Bruce.
7th gradle-Emmna Herd.
6th gr'ade-Joe0 Frank Free
5ithi gradle-Floy Herd.
4th gradel-Nielanje Thornley.
3rd'( grade--Eula Stewarit.
2ndI grade-Mary Hlallunm and
D~on Roark,
1st grade-HI o r a ('e Christo
Students present every (lay
during the sessionI:
Charlio Welborun, Onty Nealy,
Ellen Frieemarn, Jamenns Part
ridlgr, Al tonl Holder0, Earl Mlor
r'is, GilIland 1llder, Katie 1Hold
er, Ellen Finley. Lee McFalI;
Mialinda Porter, Katie (Ouretonr,
Jewell h]enderson, Bonnie Lee
[Henderson, Ansel Nealy, B(ei
tra n (CantrellI, Sar'ah Flinley,
SalIi e Gifli n, ]Roscoe Harris, J.
1). H oldeur, Bert~ha (an treill
nlova Finley, Ella LywigJanie
llo!der, Melanie 'rnl.,Ja
nita Hlames. h ue ,Ja

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