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The' people of Pickens were
hoc ' d Friday afternoon when
ev heard by telephone that
on. 'red Williams, a member
f th ,houso of representatives
and wealthy citizen of Pickens
county, had committed suicide
at ffve o'clock that afternoon,
at is home about 4 miles from
Easley. Members of the family
heard the fatal shot and rushed
to the shed room of the front
rch where they found the un
4+ ortunate man with a bullet
ole in the center of his fore
ead. His son was working in
field nearby and upon hearing
screams rushed to the house.
e immediately mounted a
horse and rode into Easley for a
physician. Dr. Q. N. Wyatt
and others rushed to the scone
in an automobile, but the
wtiidediian had passed away
before they arrived. Dr. Wyatt
stated that he lived only about
ve minutes after shooting him
The dead man left a note upon
is dresser stating that he want
his property to remain intact
ntii his youngest child became1
age, and that he wanted it to
main in the hands of his wife.
e stated that he did not wish
he impression to get out that
e was crazy, but simply
hought it best to take his own
ife. He Went on to say that he
as sound financially and that
e had never done anyone an
justice, but that some people
ad done an injustice, to him
nd that he bore no enmity to
;ards any man.
Mr. -Williams was in Easley
n business Friday morning and
n apparent good health, but it
as noticed by several people
that something seemed to be
orrying him.
Coroner Medlin went to the
cene of death Saturday morn
ng, and after examing several
eople most familiar with the
ircumstances decided that an
nquest was not necessary.
Dr. Wyatt issued the follow
ng statement:
Ag Easley, S. C., Juno 21. 1913.
This is to certify that I have
f his day examined the body of
on. Fre Williams and find
unshot pound in centre of
orehea end that said wound is
ufficie o .t. 1inion, to
aue death. -
Signed) C. N. Wyatt, M.D.
Mr. Williams is survived by
his wife and 7 children. - The
amily took his death very hard
uthey have the sympathy of
friends all over this county in
their hour of sorrow.
The funeral services were
held at the Williams home Sat
urday afternoon and were con
ducted by Rev, J. D. Holler,
Spastor nf the Easley Methodist
church, aud the body was laid
to rest in the Mullinax burying
2Mr. Williams was born in
Pickens District August 10, 1854,
and was a son of the late Bena
jah and Manda Garvin Wil
liams. He was educated in the
common schools of this county,
and in 1883,.he married Miss N.
L. O'D&Adaughter of the late
Caldand Mrs. N. E. O'Dell.
* He owned a large farm about
four miles from Easley, besides
a cotton gin, saw and grist mill,
*and was one of the largest cat
tie raisers in this county and
returned more sheep for taxa
tion than any other tax payer
in the county. His estate is
worth about $50,000.
Mr. Williams had served one
'~term i the legislature before
-and was elected in the second
primary last August to repre
* sent this county again. He
attended the last session of the
legislature of this state and in
troduced several bills. He in
troduced a bill to abolish capital
pmnishment in this state. It
failed to pass. Also one asking
the national Congress to repeal
the 14th and 15th amendments
of the tonstitution of the United
States. This bill was passed.
He also introduced during his
first term the bill, which passed,
giving farmers the right to re
Stail meats of their own raising
in towns and cities of this state
without paving license tax.
* In religion he was a Univer
salist,,as were his ancestors for
.many genergtions before him.
Mr. Williams' Successor
The people of the county
will be interested in know
ing how and when a repre
sentative is to be chosen to
fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Hon. Fred
Williams. For the infor
mation of all on this ques
tion the law is here given.
Section 25 of Article III of
the constitution of 1895 is
as follows:
"If any election district
shall neglect to choose a
member or members on the
day of election, or if any
person chosen a member of
either house shall refuse to
qualify and take his seat,
or shall resign, die, depart
the. state, accept any dis
qualifying office or posi
tion, or become otherwise
disqualified to hold his seat,
a writ of election shall be
issued by the President of
4 the Senate or Speaker of
the House of Representa
tives, as the case may be,
for the purpose of filling
the vacancy thereby occa
stoned for the remainder of
the term for which the per
son so refusing to qualify,
resigning, dying, departing
the state, or becoming dis
t qualified, was elected to
serve, or t b e defaulting
4 election district ought to
have chosen a member or
So it will be seen that the
governor cannot fill this
vacancy by appointment,
but the speaker of the house
of representatives will or
der an election. How soon
this wiii be done is not
known at present, but due
notice will be given.
Dacusville News
Farming is progressing finelj
in this section and crops are
looking well, especially corr
where it has been well prepare(
and fertilized.
H. A. Looper, who had th<
misfortune of getting his leg
broken on May 10th, is still or
his crutches, but we are glad tc
say he is still improving. R. J
Hughes, who got his foot ani
ankle broken at the same time
is also improving.
On last Wednesday, 18th, du
ring an electric storm, Mrs:-Dori
Looper, wife of H. A. Looper
was severely shocked by light
ning and is slowly recovering
She was sitting in the doo>
when she received the shock
Mr. Looper and William Mc
Junkin and others were als<
Arthur Jones ' nd family oj
Easley, H. L Jones and Jas
H. Hughes and families of Da
cusville all visited at the home4
of W. M. Jones in the Ooleno'
section Sunday, June 15.
W.. W. Robinson of Easle'
was seen in this section a fey
days ago. Come to see us again
Mr. Robinson.
W. N. Jones of Dacusville ha:
begun threshing the golder
grain. Guess he will find it
hotter job getting the biscui
stuff out of the straw than It is
to talk a few hundred dollar:
out of some man for a Ford au
tomobile. Ask him abouti
and see 'what he will say.
W. R. Nimmons and D. M
Freeman have also b e g uii
threshing grain. Any of then
wvill do good work for you.
There is some talk of an al
day singing at Peter's Oreel
church in August. If so,
will be published at a later date
Progressive, you said ask Jo
-Hendricks ho y to plow corn
Now, you just go and ask Jacl
M. Looper how to plow corn an
cotton. He has the best cro
we have seen.
The Mt. Tabor Sunday schoi
is making preparations to cel<
brate a children's day the fourt
Sunday in July. They have
fine program arranged and
great time ls- anticipated. 0
the program there are sonmethin
like 52 speeches for childrei
young ladies and young mer
Gra interest is being shown.
Local News of
Live Liberty.
J. J. Wakelin, of Atlanta,
Ga., is here on a visit to friends
and relatives.
Roy Greer, son of D. J. Greer,
died in Birmingham, Ala., June
6th. His body was brought
here and interred in the ceme
tery here. The funeral was
N conducted by Rev. J. C, Bailey.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs.
T. G, Watkins, died the 10th
inst., and was buried the day
following at Carmel. We ex
tend our heartfelt sympathy to
the bereaved family.
. Miss May Gantt left Tuesday
for Rock Hill to attend the sum
mer school.
The young people of the Ba -
tist church have organized a B.
Y. P. U. and we hope that all
of the young people of the town
will join and help to make it in
teresting and profitable to all.
Hon. W. G. Mauldin is not
de.ad as was reported, but his
friends will be glad to know
that he is improving and is able
to sit up.
Married Sunday afternoon at
the home of Rev. J. E. Crim,
Mr. Claude Elgin to Mrs. Bina
Blair. The young couple have
the congratulations of their
The friends of Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Edens will be grieved to
learn of the death of their little
girl, Jeffie AlmedA. Mrs. Edens
was on a visit to her parents,
Rev. and Mrs. F. R. McClana
han, when the child was taken
0 sick with meningitis and only
lived a few (lays.. May God
bless the father and mother in
their bereavement.
Rev. Wade H. Boggs, of
Texas, preached Sunday morn
ing at the Presbyterian church
to a large and appreciatiye con
gregation. Wade has just fin
ished at the Seminary and has
been called to one of the largest
S churches in Texas. We wish
him much success in his minis
terial work.
This part of the county suf
fered considerable damage Sun
r day afternoon from a hail
3 storm.
I Rev. J. E. Crim left Sunday
I afternoon for Columbia where
he will hold a series of meetings.
3 The U. D. C. was delightfully
i entertained Friday afternoon at
k5 o'clock by Mrs. W. B. Glenn.
Delicious refreshnents were
served. Mrs. Glenn was assist
ed in serving by her sister, Miss
Louise Sheldon, of Westminster.
Mrs. M. Cutter and two grand
children, .of Atlanta, Ga., are
visiting at the Brown House
for awhile.
I Jef fie Edens.
"Death loves a shining mark."
It was true in the case of dear
little Jeffie Almeda. only child
of Mr. and Mrs. WA. E. Edens,
who died at the home of her
grandnarents, Rev, and Mrs.
rF. R. McClanahan, near Lioerty
on Wednesday, 18th inst., after
ran illness of onya few days.
r r n rEeslive in
Greenville. Mrs. Edens with
'the little girl was on a visit to
Mr. McClanahan's when the
S little one was taken sick and
I suffered intensely until the sixth
1 day when death came to release
t her from her sufferings. Jeffie's
a little body was laid away at
i Oolenoy church yard the day
- following her d* ath, after fun
t eral services conducted by Rev.
D. W. Hiott. She was a beauti
.ful, sweet child,
1 Last fall In the baby show at
i Easley, she was awarded first
prize for the finest child of her
il age that wvas there. She wVas
a loved, not only by her parents,
t but by all who knew her. Per
.haps she was idolized too much,
0 so our Heavenly Father took
her to Himself to drawv hearts
Stoward Him. Jesus loved little
children when here on earth.
and He loves them none the
less now that he Is in Heaven.
1No doubt that the -little hands
wvill beckon loved ones to
a "Beautiful hands at the gate
a wvay tonight,
n Faces all shining with radiant
g light.
1, IEyes looking down from yon
. Heavenly throne
Beautiful hands are beckon
gn, come." H.
Easley Local News.
Mrs. A. T. Folger, Miss Mildrbd and
Messrs. Jack, James and Ted Fclger ar
rived here from Ottawa, Canada. on
Monday morning. Their ninny friends
are delighted to see them.
Miss Fannie Caudle of Greenville is
visiting her sister, Mrs. E. L. bolt.
Mrs. Fred Singletary and son are vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A.
Mrs. James H. Myers and children,
Helen and James, are visiting relatives
in Seneca.
Misses Lottie and Nellie Whitten of
Greenville are visiting their aunt, Airs.
J. Milton King.
Mr. and Mrs. O. L. MoNaron of Ala
bama are visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Mr. Warren Thornton of Elberton,
Ga,, spent part of last week with Mr. S.
W. Thornton.
Mrs. R. . Pickene, of Spartanburg.
and several children are visiting Mrs.
Pickens' parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A.
Miss Estelle Babb, who has been visit
ing her brother. Rev. E. V. 3abb, has
returned to her home in Laurens.
Miss Maggie Anderson has returned
from College of Women in Columbia.
A. L. Canpbell is visiting relativ i
Dr. and Mrs. H. I. Sterling of Green
ville were the week-end guests at the
home of R. T. Thornton.
Miss Mary Shumate of Greenville
spent part of last week with Miss Mabel
Dr. L. C. Martin of Clemson College
visited his parents here last week.
Mrs. C. N. Wyatt, Misses Eva and
Aleen and Claude and Charles Wyatt
spent last Friday in Greenville.
Miss Janie Thornton visited relativm s
and friends in Greenville last week.
Dr. C. N. Wyatt and daught-,rs, Mise
es Eya and Ethel, and Joseph E, Leach
spent last Wednesday in Anderson.
The Ladies Missionary and Aid soc'e
ties of the Presbyterian church met at
the home of Mrs. W. M. Higood last
Miss Ruth King charmingly enter
tained at a party, on h'st Saturday
evening, given in honor of her guest,
Miss Ione West, of Greenville. Much
amusement was afforded by a poetry
contest. Progressiva conversation oc
cupied a great part of the evening. De
licious punch was served by Miss Janet
Bolt, and late in the evening a delight
ful salad course was served. .
Married at the Mountain View Hotel
Sunday after oon. 22nd inst., Mr. A. E.
Neal to Miss Ethel Steadman. Only a
few friends and relatives were present.
Mr. Neal is a young business man of
Spartanburg. Mrs. Neal, the bride, is
the daughter of Mr. Steadman, mana
ger of the Mountain View Hotel. Rev.
Mr. Ross, of Spartanburg, performed
the ceremony.
The Chicago Ladies' Orchestra with a
i reader will give an entertainment at
the Easley school auditorium Friday
night, the'27th, at 8.30. The company
onsists of eight musicians, and they
o0me well 'recommended as artists.
Admission. children under 12 years 2t5c,
edults '.0
More Editors Appointed.
The senate has confirmed the
Appointments of W.E. Gonzales,
aditor of the Columbia State, as
ninister to Cuba, and P. A.
Mtovall, editor of the Savannah,
ia., News, as minister to Swit
It was my good fortune re
3enitly to visit Liberty and talk
with some of the leading b isi
ness men of that town. I was
pleased and very much impress
ad with the way they talked.
They believe in Liberty, They
think it Is the best town in the
county, and e of tile very
best in existence. They are
looking forward very hopefully
to the fall trade In my judg-1
ment that Is the way to build a
town-talk it up, not dlown.
Liberl~y is without doub~t one
of our coming townis Already
Bhe has her streets paved all
over the city and miany hand
some brick buildings and stocks
of goods that would do credit to
a very much larger town.
The Presbyterians and Bap
tists of Liberty are getting
ready to erect expensive church
houses, one to spend about
$6,000, and the other $10,000.
They have electric lights, and;
they are talking about a system
of water works some time in
the future. The enlarging of
the cotton mill has helped busi
How about anothlor cotton.
mill for Pickens? H.!
'Prof. Rutledge Re
signs; Hail Storm
Six Mile.-Quite a number of
the Six Mile people attended the
children's day at King's Grove
and had a very enjoyable time.
The entire community regrets
very much that Prof. 8, A.
Rutledge has resigned as princi
pal of the Six Mile Aca emy on
account of ill health. He has
'lately gone to New Mexico. It
is hoped that the change of cli
gnate will prove an aid to his
The recent storm which swept
over the little town here and ex
tended south did much injury
to crops. The wind was terrific
for awhile and was accompanied
by rain and hail which was se
vere enough to break glasses
out of the windows in some
Those who have been ill with
typhoid fever are reported bet
There will be a children's day
at Six Mile the second Sunday
in July. A large congregation
is expected and a nice time will
most probably be had by all
who attend.
There will be a family reunion
or picnic at the old home place
of J. 0. Garrett the 4ith of July.
Norris Local News.
Mr. Houston Craig, a hustling
;alesman for R. E, Allen & Bro.
Greenville, was in town last
Mr. E. W. Pickens and wife,
f Mile Creek. spent last Satur
lay night and Sunday with the
Eamily of C. E. Mauldin, of
near Norris.
Mr. R. M. Baker and wife,
attended an all day singing at
Wolf Stake, Oconee county,
last Sunday and report a good
John Williams was in Pickens
last Wednesday on business.
It is reported that a severe
hail storm struck Six Mile last
Wednesday, damaging crops
Furman Robinson, son of J.
13. Robinson, had the misfortune
if getting pretty badly hurt on
ast Wednesday by a wagon
'tnning ovor him.
C. T. Mauldin, of Waterloo,
Laurens county, who up to a
ew weeks ago was iraveling
alesman for the Palnetto
Brokerage Co., of Greenville,
vas is Norris a few days ago.
Ele is now working with another
M. C. Rhodes. lepot akg~n~t at
~his place, has nurchased a lot
~rom L. G Phillips and we! un
lerstand he is going to build1( an
ip-to-date residence on It in the
tear future.
Three deacons were ordained:
it Norris Baptist church last
3aturday night, viz: R. M.
Baker, W. A. Gilstrap and.
Jilaude C. Bouroughs. Rev. E.
V. Babb, of Easley, preached a*
rery interesting sermon on the'
lualifications and duties of the
leacon. The0 ordination prayer
wias offered by the pastor.
Quite an interesting meeting
vas held at the Norris Baptist
:hurch on last Sunday mornid'a.
A fter the sermon by the pastor
me confessed Christ. The holyI
ipirit was present in great pow
Married at the residence of
he officiating officer, J. Alonzo
Brown, N. P., near Cateechee,
3. 0., Mr. John Fry, of Rtosman.
'1. C., to Mrs. Mary Shirley, of~
[Aberty, S. C., on the 19th inst,
I1ie happy couple have the con
tratulations of their friends in
>oth states.
J. Alonzo Brown says It pays
to advertise your business for
by speaking through the col
umns of The Sentinel some
Lime ago about his latch string
hanging on the outside of his
door and that anyone of a mat
rimonial inclination could r aise
same either day or night by
hanging a dollar to it, caused
him to get this job.
J. Alonzo Brown says it is a
fine time to marry now for
blackberries are in full blast
and by the time they are gone
people will be through laying
by and the couple can go visit
Miss Gussie Cureton spent the
week-end with her mother, Mrs.
Destructive Hail
Storm Sunday
Last Sunday afternoon quit(
a destructive hail, wind. an<
rain storm passed over the sec
tion of country from Liberti
to Flat Rock and extend.-d foi
some miles toward Easley. The
corn and cotton in many places
was badly damaged. The same
afternoon hail did some dainae
to crops just west of this place
near Secona. . .
It is al o reported t h at a severe
hail stor'm yisited the Cross
Roads sect ion Saturday.
Thursday of last week the
Six Mile section was visited by
a rain, wind and hail storm.
It is said the hail damaged the
crops and the rain washed the
lands very much.
Cedar Rock News.
A hail storm passed thru the
Cross Roads and Cedar Rock
sections Saturday afternoon,
and did considerable damiage to
several of the farms.
Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony
visited the latter's mother, Mrs.
Millie Hendrix, of Easley, Sun
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Whitmire
of the Cross Roads section, were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joel
H. Miller Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Williams,
f the Cross Roads burg, were
visiting at Mr. B. H. Williams'
Listen! Everybody is invited
to attend the all (lay singing at
Dedar Rock church the fifth
Sunday. Come and enjoy the
Llay with us.
Mr' Hovie Singleton and sis
ter, Miss Jeannetto, and Miss
Della Robinson, of the Peter's
Creek section, were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Single
ton Sunday.
Grayson Miller and sister,
Miss Ada, attended Sunday
school at Cross Roads Sunday.
Sterling Turner, of Traveler's
Rest section, was visiting here
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Stew
art, were the guests of the lat
ter's uncle, Mr. Joel H. Miller,
last Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Williams
and family were visiting Mr.
and Mrs. J. Andrew Williams
of the Vineland section recently.
L. F. Smith attended church
t Corinth Sunday.
E. N. Robins, of Greenville,
visited friends and relatives
Here last Sunday.
Mrs. Mandy Roper, who has
been very ill at the home of her
son, Walker Roper, is very
much better at present.
Mr. and Mrs. Remus IHender
3on, of Anderson, were the
zuests of the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. McD. Farmer,
iast Sunday.
Mr. Crisp, of Greenville, visit
ad in this vicinity recently.
D~on't forget the all day sing
ig at Cedar Rock Sunday.
Rex le.
Pickens Route 6.
Hello!lHer e omieq Sm Iles
mnce again.
Smiling comesC so easy,
Do net wear a frown.
If you feel one rising,
Always smile It dlown.
If everybody would always
bhink of this wouldn't we have
a beautiful world filled with
beautiful people?
Mr'. and Mrs. Claude Nix and
their two little twin daughters,
Edith and Ethel, of Salemi. were
the guests of J. E. Nix and
family last Saturday anti Sun
Rev. B. C. Atkinson tilled his
regular app~ointment at Mile
Cree~k last Sunday.
There will be a children's day
at Mile Creek the fifth Sunday
in June. Everybody invited to
come andi bring s;ong hooks and
well filled baskets.
Walter Seaborn and wife
visited W. E. Curtis and family
last Sunday. Smiles.
0. T. Hinton and wife, of
Easley, both formerly of Pick
ens and who have numerom~
friends here, visited Mrs, HI in
ton's mother, Mrs. J. H., New
ton, here Sunday.
Destroyed Five
Stills Last Week. -
Deputy Collector of Internal
Revenue E. A. Aiken, of Green
ville, accompanied by Deputy
Collector Pritchard, of North
Carolina, and Constable B. 13.
LaBoon, of Pickens, seized and
destroyed five ilicit distilleries
and a quantity of whiskey and
arrested one man last week.
Three of the stiUs were located .
in Pickens county and the..
other two in Oconee county.
The captive gave his name as
James Morgan, of North Caro
lina. He was arrested in Pick
ens county near the North
Carolina line.
Shocked by Light
ning Last Sunday.
During an electric storm hero
last Sunday af ternoon the resi
dence of Judge Newbery was
struck and the weatherboarding
ripped off one corner of the
house. His (laughter, Miss
Stella, was on a bed . within a
few inches of the bolt and was
severely shocked. Mrs. New
bery was standing a few feet
away and she was also shocked.
'Mr. Newbery was in another
room and only received a slight
shock. The terrific noise of the
report from the bolt affected
Mrs. Newbery's hearing and it
is feared that she may not hear
again. Two trees were also
struck on Poplar hill, in the
roar of the jail, near one of
which was a hog pen and the
hog was killed.
Reported Dead
But Still Lives.
Two weeks ago The Sentinel
published an account of the
death of ion. W. G. Mauldin,
but since have learned that Mr.
Mauldin is not dead. The reo
port that he was dead was cur
rent on the streets of Norris,
four miles from his home, and
accounts of it appeared in sev
eral papers of this state, The
Sentinel being among the num
Mr. Mauldin suffered a severe
stroke of appoplexy and it was
thought that he was d3 ing, but
we are glad to say that he re
covered, and we are sure his
numerous friends in this county
will be glad to know he Is still
among us, and join us in wish
ing him a complete recovery.
We are sorry the error occurred
and: ate glad that we can cor
rect it and wish him many
more years of nsefulness.
Don't Take The
Wrong Medicine
If Your Liver Gets Lazy You
Need a Liver Tonic, Not
Merely a Laxative for
the Bowels,
Many people take a simple
laxative when their liver gets
sluggish rather than take calo
mel, wvhich they knowv to be
dangerous. But a mere laxa
Live will not start a sluggish
liver. What is needed is a tonic
that will liven u p the liver with
out forcing you to stay at home
and lose a dlay from your busti
You have such a tonic in
D~odson's Liver. Tone. D~odson's~
Liver' Toner umust be all they
claim for it because they guar
antee it to take the place of dan
ger.ous calomel and agree to
hand back the money with a
smile to any person who tries
D~odson's Liver Tone and is not
sati fled with the relief It giveg.
D~odson's Liver Tone is
h am miless vegetable liquid i fh
a pleasant taste, and is a pro npt
and reliable remed1 y for cor i
pation, biliousness, sour stomach
and the othen troubles that
come from a torpid liver.
The Pickens Drug Co. give it
their personal guarantee andl it
vou wvill ask about this guaran
tee you will protect yourself
against imitations that are not
guaranlteedl. Large bottle of
Dodson's Liver Tone is 50 cents.
(A dvertisement)
TI. TI. Bierton, a prominent
citizen of Easley, was visiting
in Pickens Sunday.

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