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Entered April 23, 1903 at Pickens, S. C. as second class mal' matter, under aet ofCongress of March 3, 1879 PUBLISHED WEEKLY __ - Ob S CPICKENS, S. C.,IOCTOBER 8,P Establishe McCollum Will Be Electrocuted Oct..30 The trial which attracted most attention at the present term of court in Pickens was the cake of Statt Ivs. Floyd McCollum, col6red, hp rged with rape and murajr.: he trial began and , was ftnished Wednesday morn ing. Jlhe negro was arraigned only on one charge, and as he was seMnced to the electric chair for tat it was useless to try him on tha other. He was tried for rape, arul after being out a very few minutes the jury found him guilty and the judge sentenced him to die in the elec tric chair October 30, 1914. Quite a dramatic scene oc curred when the victim of the negro, a white woman, was on the witness stand. When the solicitor asked hf r if the negro in the prisoner's dock was the guilty one she looked at the pris oner and went into hysterics, crying "Yes, my God, yes," and began crying and calling for her mother. She was taken from I the court room to her mother and was soon calm again. The negro was moved to the other side of the court room and the witness resumed the stand. The-breakdowrwof the witness electrified thee'fowd,which filled m, and one move the audience would probably have precipitated a riot, but the crowd- remained *orderly and immediately the judge asked that all gentlemen leave the court room so as not to embarrass the witnesses. Every person not connected with the trial left immediately and or derly. As soon as the verdict was reached and senter ce passed the judge ordered the court crier to call the pecple back up, and while they were coming up the front steps officers slipned the negro down the back way and sped to Greenville with him. He was taken from Greenville to Columbia Wednesday night. The negro was glad to get out of Pickens, but it is not likely that any bodily harm would have been done him. The immense crowd in town at the time ac - quitted themselves splendidly, like Pickens county people al ways do. Better Late Than Never The Pickens Association met with the church at Cross Roads Sept. 16. The opening sermon was delivered by Rev. J. E. Fos ter. It was a short -and earnest appeal for a higher and better life. The association was called to order by former Moderator Bro. J. C. Garrett, and in the reor ganization Hon. C. E. RobinsonI was elected moderator and the same clerk re-elected, Prof. J.T. Robinson. Cross Roads, as she always does, entertained in bandsonme style: plenty to eat and a heprty welcome to all. Reg.T. J. Watts, our new sec retary of Sunday schools in the state, was present and made some good speeches. Bro. Watts -was brought up in the Roman Catholic church and he knows what it msans to train the young. He will no doubt be a great help to the Sunday school work in the state. Revival at Easley The union services which be gan in the Presbyterian church .on Monday evening, Sept. 21st, closed on Monday night last. The services were well attended throuighout the week by the church going-going people of the city and community of all denominations. Dr. Bryan prov ed to be an earnest and indefa tigable worker for the salvation of souls. His sermons .were listened to with much interest and his efforts were rewarded by the addition of some sixty members to the rolls of the churches of the city. Eternity alone can tell the good that the weeks service has done for the people of Easley and vicinity Easley Progress. The Buy-a-Bale-ot-Cotton Movement seems to appeal to everybody; and from informa tion received is spreading like wildfire. We are advised from some sections that it is already having its effect on prices. Practically all the commercial bodies throughout the country are forming clubs, and when the entire machinery begins to work 4smoothly we look for somestart ling results. Thousands of peo ple are buying a bale of cotton who never saw one in their lives., and never thought of making such a purchase. Court adjourned last Wednes-: day, immediately after the trial of Floyd McCollum, until Mon morning, all the criminal ~ng been disposed of aes being ready nvening at ten! morning work oivil business, take up thel FRANCE ALMOST RID OF GERMAW Kaiser's Armies Have Been Pushed Bac in France Close- To the Border of Belgium. GERMANS ATTACK ANTWERI Belgian Forts Are Holding Out Againa The Great Siege Guns of the Germans. The Russians have attacked Przen yl, the last Austrian stronghold i: lalicia, and according to reports fror Petrograd two of the forts have bee: ,aken. The Austrians are fighting de. perately, but the odds are greatl igainst them. The siege of Antwer :ontinues. The plucky Belgians hav ;ucceeded in holding their own agains he German soldiers. So far the fort urrounding the city have been able t withstand the shells from the Gel mans' great siege guns. King Alberi f Belgium, is prepared to flee to Enj land in the event of the fall oflhe city Antwerp is considered one of th strongest fortified cities in the worl and much interest is being manifeste in the attack of the Germans on th :ity. According to the latest dispatche Irom Paris and London t.. Angl< French armies have almost succeede in driving the Germans entirely frox .he French soil. The left wing of th llied army is said to be within thirt niles of the Belgian border. On th ight wing the allies are reported to b ;aining steadily pushing the German before them. In the center ther seems to be a lull in the trenches o oth the allies and the Germans. Th battle of the Aisne, as it is called thugh the great armies are not ghting- a great distance north of thi river, will probably not end until thi lermans have been driven out 0 rance into Belgium. Battle of Aisne Continues. For three weeks the fate of the bal tle of the Aisne has hung in the bal nce. Along the great battle line which extends over a hundred mile: in length, thousands of men fough with the desperation of demons. Thou sands of lives were sacrificed by thi pposing armies in their efforts to gai in advantage over their aggressors. A different points where the fighting wa in progress success was won first b: Dne side and then the other, but a no time was any permanent advantagi gained by either of the great armies. Soldiers Fight Day and Night. Every art knowni to modern war fare was resorted to by the command ers of the German and allied armies rhe suffering -by the men. In both a nies was indescribable. During th, :hree weeks the' fighting continued da; Ld night. After a day of hard fight ng night came with its terrors. Th soldiers slept at short intervals witl their guns at their sides ready t' spring into action when the alarm wa given. Then cold, chilling rains addel to the suffering of the fighting met Their clothes were soaked and thel trenches filled with water. Germany Fighting Two Wars These have been trying days for th German empire. While their armle have been battling against the allie on the northern frontier of France re sisting the desperate onslaughtsC heir enemies another great menac oomed up in east Prussia, when th Russians began a victorious campaig against the German army corps di ending the eastern frontier of Prm: sia. The complete failure of the Au: rian armies to check the Russian a. ries in Galicia also proved a bitte isappointmenlt to the Germans. Whe: te kaiser learned of the Russians ai vance in east Prussia he rushed ever savalable soldier from Belgium an rance to defend his own country froi nvasion by a dreaded foe. In Poland the Germans and Ru; sans have been in continuous batti for the past week with a slight advar tage to the Russians. It has bee the endeavor of the German troops i Poland to push the Russians backwar and force them to withdraw into Rui sian Poland. In Galicia the Russian seem to have almost rid that countr of Australian troops who have retrea ed south of the Carpathian mountaint where the Russians are puiluing then It is reported that the Russians hav captured large quantities of guns, an munition, army automobiles and pr< visions from the Austrians. German Women Give Gold Rome.-The women of German: according to reports received her< are busily at work preparing woole garments for the soldiers in the batti line. The reports also state that committee of women has been forme for the purpose of inducing the w~n en of Germany to give up their go] ornaments with the idea of transforn ing them into money with which t buy arms. Each woman receives i exchange for her gold ornaments a iron ring inscribed with the words gave gold for this." British Buy The "America" New York.-Ujnder cover of darknes the America, said to be the world most powerful aeroplane, was loade n the steamship Mauretania and no Is being taken across the Atlantic t be used by the British government fc war service. The America was bul or a trans-Atlantic flight and wou] have been piloted by Lieut. John ( Porte ,a British naval lieutenant. Th America and two other aeroplane were brought here on a special traic Birthday Dinner There will be a birthday dirl ner Tuesday. October 13, at th llomel of Mr. Warren Simmons f the T welve Mile camp groun ect~ion, in honor of Mrs. Mag ret Simmons. Everybody, es pecially relatives of Mrs. Sin mons. cordially invited to atten Ihe linner. LIE QUARTER MILE FROM GERMAN'LII ENTRENCHED IN COMPARATI SAFETY, FORCES AWAIT AT TACKS OF ALLIES. t1POINT HAS BEEN GAINI British and Frenoh Feel That Vict - Is Certain Since March on Pari: Has Been Stayed. On the battle front, via Pasis. thrill was in the air all along the tended allied lines today. The Frez and British troops who for more tI e a fortnight have been in closest c t tact with the Germans, felt they 1 s accomplished their hard task of p venting the Germans from break through the human barrier erected tween them and Paris, their main Jective, and that this meant event victory for the allies. The lines of trenches made the I I tle front appear like deeply scar e fields. The allies, who quick lear the lesson of burrowing, face the C s mans within quarter of mile at so s places. Their field entrenchments i for admirable shelter from the C : man artillery which qonsequently e duces their casualties and permits F allies to await in comparative saf a the Germans attacks which must a made across the open and often s terrible cost. 3 The fury of the German onslau f was unabated today, especially on 3 western wing, but their every eff was met with vigor by the allies, % seemed to vie with each other in us all their strength and courage agai a the attackers. The scene of the most violent tacks changes day by day. The C mans finding it impossible to pe trate the allied lines in the vicit of Rheims and Soissons, quickly tra ported many of their divisions furt northwest and hurled them agal t Roye. The allies' great turning movem continued today and their west t wing extended toward Arras. Repo from the other end of the line s the allies to be slow but sure. H dreds of German prisoners fell i the hands of the allies at every pc and it was remarked that the major were Bavarians who seem to h been promineiit In the front of German attack. Spies are so numerous along front that orders- have been issi stating that any German in civil dress encountered will be conside a spy and those furnishing him vw clothes will be regarded as acc 1plices. s ALLIES' EFFFORTS REPULSEI i. Attempts of French to Break Throl r German Lines Have Been Evaded. Berlin, by wire'less to Sayville, I e --According to announcement m s here the great battle in France is s undecided. The Germans are desc ed as hammering the French positi at numerous points by their heavy e tilery.' ' e The attempts of the allies to br a through the German lines are said ~have been repulsed. The heav ~losses have been in the Argonne Igion. The Germans are asserted be making steady progress. r In the fighting before Antwerp a German artillery is reported as I I' ing silenced two of the Belgian fo i German troops are said to have< Stured 30 aeroplanes sent from Fra 'a to Belgium. In the eastern arena of the Sthe Russian offensive movement fi e the Niemen river against the Germ ~in the province of Suvalki is decla to have failed. It is officially rep n ed that the Russian fortress at 0; dwetz, in Russian'* Poland, was b barded by the Germans until Sept S ber 25. .The fighting in France, the si of Antwerp and the offensive op< ~tions under General von Hindenb4 all going on at the same time, e taken in Berlin to indicate that German army is not licking in mi Germans Lose in Poland. London.-A dispatch to The Cen News from Rome says: "The I sian embassy here has issued a c munication announcing that the ( Smans have suffered a terrible del a in the provinces of Lodz and Suwa d Russian Poland. The Germans w attacked with extreme violence; d compelled to flee from Suvalki, Os Swill and other towns, leaving bell o great quantities of transports: Sguns. Their troops threw away ri a and baggage. Numerous cannon w Sabandoned. Dresden Reported Sunk. New York.--A rumor that the ( s man cruiser Dresden had been si s by the British cruisers Glasgow: dl Good Hope was brought here by j a sengers on the steamer Japan SPrince which arrived from So American ports. Th~is rumor, the asengers said, was current in Pern; tbuco on September 17. Fifteen ( d man vessels, it was said, are in 1 3nambuco harbor, fearing to vent e out because of the reported prese a of British cruisers outside theJarl All Day Singing at Mt. Tabo There will be an all day sil -ing at Mt. Tabor church, ei; e miles east of Pickens, the fou Sunday in October. Everybc is cordially inyited to come f bring song bocks and well fl d Mr. Cartee lof Liberty visi J. M. Gantt las&uveek. SPECIAL C( E /E/ Ory // i -A ch an ad ng be >b ial at- U ed Led er- fl FAal!!.5 me of er re ,he 7 s ty be at Allies Winning At Aisne rht Washington.-The turning move .he ment of the allied armies in northern rt Franze has brought the extreme of ho their left wing about thirty miles from ng ,he Belgian frontier. 1st An official- statement issued by the French war office says that part of the at- battle line stretching generally north er- and south has been extended north to ne- & point south of Arras. This line, on ty which the allies ar; attempting to en s- velop the German right wing under er Gen. Von Kluck, has been pushed ist gradually toward the Belgian border, ;s the Germans widened their front Bnt in defense until it extends some fifty rn five miles from the angle that rests rts on Tracy-le-Mont. on Terrific fighting continues on the al un- lies' left wing, according to the Paris to statement, the most severe struggle be int ing in the region of Roye, a town 26 ity miles east of Amiens and about mid ,ve way on this battle line. Here the Ger the mans have concentrated strong forces, probably with the purpose of breaking the through the front of 'the allies and iso ied lating the forces to the north. an The Paris statement adds that the -ed Germans attempted to bridge the th Meuse near St. Mihiel, but their pon m- toons were destroyed. French claims of slight progress in the Woevre dis trict are recorded as minor engage ments at variousjoints in front ex ' tending east and west. - agh Shelling of Rheims Continues London.-Thie Rheims correspond Lent of the Exchange Telegraph compa ny sends this story of the continued de bombardrpent of Rheims: till "The b'ombardment of Rheims still rib- continues. The city has now been un ms der fire of the'German guns for sixteen ar- days, and in every part of the city the whistle of shells is heard as well as ak the loud reports of their explosion, to wrecking buildings in every quarter. est "The fire is no longer being directed re- on the cathedral, although four shells to dropped through the shattered roof and exploded in the ruined interior. the Brussels Faces A Famine av- London.-Seven hundred thousand r-s persons in Brussels are facing starva ap tin according to Hugh Gibson, the rice secretary of the American embassy there, who is now in this city. The -ar supply of flour in the Belgian capital 011 will be exhausted and other staples nns are virtually all consumed. The last red apportionment of flour to the citizens rt- of Brussels will be given out later. ;so-_________ m-Italy Prepared For War m London.-The report that the 1885, 1886 and 1888 classes of Italian re ge serves will be called to the colors ear ra- ly in October has been confirmed by rg, several Italian newspapers, according are to the correspondent of the London the Daily Mail at Venice. Eleven first cat l. egory classes will then be under the flag and will total 1,390,000 men. :ral Invaders Have Trying Times us- London.-A picture of the sufferings )m- of the German troops, cramped in un er- derground trenches and galleries along eat the Aisne river, is given by the Paris Iki, correspondent of the Daily Mail. He ere says that the autumnal weather with nd its damp- nights and bitterly cold Lro- dawns, is extremely trying. If the nd men step from their trenches to the nd level ground they do so at the risk les of their lives. At night every German ere soldier must be at his post in the narrow ditch, sleeping as best he may, with his rifle at his side. e- Exchange of Prisoner Begun London.-The British and German ink government have begun exchanging d lists of prisoners of war through the as- the American Ambassador Page, pre ese paratory to arranging an actual ex ath change. mm- Germany's Army Of Unemployed er- Geneva.-A report received here 'er- from Municlg estimates that 2,000,000 ore men and women are idle in Germany ice and that the number of unemployed is or. increasing daily. Lack of raw material, it is said, is the cause rOne of the most pleasant g- meetings of the Entre Nous ht club was the one held at the 'th home of Mrs. G. R. Hendricks d on Wednesday afternoon. An nd unusually large number of the led members were present beside several visitors. Miss Hoyle Skinner assisited Mrs. Hendricks ed in serving a delicious salad WEEK'S NEWS STORIES RETOLD' Events That Made a Stir Con-I densed to a Paragraph. WHAT WASHINGTON IS DOING News of Interest That Trickles From the White House and the Various Departments-Catalogue of Crimes and Casualties, I WarBulletins = The German cruiser Emden was re ported to have sunk five British ships in the Indian Ocean. Some time ago she sank six in the Bay of Bengal. Every man, wo4n and child left Alost, Belgium, as the Germans - reached the city, in the hope that the. .city would not be destroyed, as was Termonde. .Women refugees from Strassburg reported that the garrisons there had been ordered reduced, so as -to send a available troops to reinforce the Gtrinans along the Aisne. A dispatch from Rome says that 300,000 troops have been assembled at Pola, the great naval port of Aus tria, and that thorough preparations have been made .against an attack from sea. The Japanese forces continue their progress toward Kiao-Chau. The Ger man outposts of Esing-tau have been driven toward the main body, and the 1 Japanese Army is now within a short march of that force. it Japanese troops defeated Germans in a minor engagement on -the out skirts of Tsing-Tao, and captured a Pie-Ho, in the Giao-Chau campaign. n It was officially announced that Jar oslaw, the Austrian fortress on the San, north of Premysl, was taken by e- direct assault and was not surrender e- ed by the Austrians. Survivors of the naval disaster in the North Sea, by which England lost three armored cruisers, the Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy, number but 511 out of a total complement of 2100 sailors I and 165 officers. The Germag Admiralty reports that the destruction of the British cruisers was accomplished by submarine U-9 single handed. iWashington di Amended rivers an'd harbors bill, carrying $20,009,000 appropriation. passed by -the House and now goes to the President for his approval. 1 Presidest Wilson intends to with I draw Federal troops from Colorado t unless the coal operators accede to his three-year t-ruce plan. President Wilson watched Lincoln Beachey, the aviator, loop-the-loop nover the White House lawn. The 'President expressed it- as "wonderful. 'but startlingly reckless." President Wilson signed the Trade Commission bill. He announced sev eral weeks ago that he would not eappoint the members of the Commis sion until the December session of SCongress. ~Representative Hardw~ick of Geor gia, announced his resignation from the House. He has been elected United States Senator. President Wilson approved the Red Cross plan for making special. collec tions for European relief work in churches on October 4, "Peace Sun mday." General Four directors of New York, New SHaven and Hartfoi-d Railroad Coin Spany, including William Rockefeller, resign at board meeting in New York City. mWilliam Warren, a telephone line tman . of Cliftori, N. J., was killed Swhen a pole he was working on feil, pinning him underneath. Francisco Lopez, postmaster of ~Anasco, P~orto Rico, was arrested, a rshortage of about $20,000 being dis covered in his accounts. ~Dr. J. E. Morrison, of Boulder, 90 tyears' old, has registered for admis ssion at the University of Colorado. dHe will study electrical engineering. pCongressman Jacob A. Cantor of New York introduced a bill asking for an appropriation of $500,000 for .improving Hell Gate and the East heriver. iF. G. Morse of Chicago, and his gson, H. Julian Morse, were killed swhen their automobile struck an em tbankmnent and overturned at Walling eford, Conn. hThrzee armed burglars robbed the -First National Bank, of Baxter sSprings, Kan., of $8,542 in god, after a- locking the cashier and tw~ o depositors rin the bank's vault and leaving them sthere. Harvard University opened its 279th year. The number of students is ap proximately 5,000. aThe weather at Lynn, Mass., was so ocold that the public schools were or sdered closed by the Board of Educa dtion. OMr. Joseph Stone, 30 years old, of oChampaign, Ill., and her four children elost their lives when fire destroyed ditheir farm house. - Charles Dugantie was killed and 5and three other persons injured when nan operator's box, under construction 1.in a Brooklyn motion picture theatre, '-collapsed. * Much Cotton Ginned In Pickens county up to Sep ktember 25, 1914, there had been tginned 1,812 bales of cotton. At - the same time last year there as had been ginned 196 bales, a - gain of 1,616 bales for this year. Very little-cotton has been sold in thinconty so far this sesn. IRRESPONDENT! OUIS REPUBLIC. Amsterdam.-The Germans has commenced their attack on the fir. line of defense of Antwerp, accor ing to dispatches received by the A! sterdam papers. Moll, an importar railway junction near the Dutch bo der, was occupied by the Ge:man who again occupy Malines, began bombardment of Lierre, directly i front of Antwerp., They also contil ued their bombardment of Fori Waehel and St. Catharine. It is b lieved heavy Austrian artillery is b ing jused. Lierre, according to a message the Handelsblad, has been under she fire some time. The people at first hi in the celers, but subsequently fie to Antwerp, being joined by fugitiv( from the surrounding villages. It reported that' one shell fell on a ho pital, killing nine persons. German Naval Reserves Ready More than twenty-five thousand Ge man naval reserves have been broug] from Kiel and Hamburg to Brusse and are held in readiness to serve c the improvised German fleet shou] .Antwerp and Ostend be taken. As a' direct result of this move ti British autholities along the Schel have increased their watchfulness, f4 during a siege of Antwerp Englar might like to send reinforcemen through the Dutch Schledt, whii would be a breach of neutrality, whi on the other hand a German victol would bring danger of ab attemptc the part of Germany to use the moul of the Scheldt as a base from whi< to attack the British naval forces the North sea. World's Strongest Forts The fortifications- of Antwerp al reckoned among the strongest in ti world. In 1860, twenty-eight ga: after the taking of the city by 2ngia and French troops, Brialmont, ti noted Belgian builder, supervised tl refortification of the city and sini 1877 it has had a line of forts well o1 from the inner defenses. In 1907 tl government decided to do away wil the inner line of walls and replai them with an inner line of forts< the right bank of the Scheldt. The greatest importance is attach. to the outer works. They consist part of new fortifications, in part old forts rebuilt. The work was la gun in 1913. It is probable that tb ideal was realized and that the for ficaton system Is now practically col plete. The outer chain of forts lies frc ten to eleven miles outside the ci and has a front of about eighty mili Mayor Of Brussels Arrested London.-Burgomaster Max of Bri sels, who was arrested on t~he ord of the German military governor the charge that he had ordered ti banks to refuse to pay an installme of the indemnity which was due, h been released, according to an Oste> dispatch to the Exchange Telegra] German People Are Isolated Berlin.-The cutting of German st marine cables, the censorship and t exclusion of foreign newspapers fr( the empire have resulted In shutti out from Germany virtually all ne of the outside world. For the pa three days the Berlin newspapers ha been carrying full descriptions oft architectural details of the Rheims< thedral, while in the last sixteen da only three places have been specific ly mentioned In the government w' bulletin. These are Noyon, Rheh and Chauteau Brimond. German's War Fund Enormous Berlin.-Respons~e of the Germ public to the government's efforts raise a war fund of five billion mar ($1,250,000.000), has, it is assert here, removed all anxiety the nati may have had regarding its ability meet financial obligations due tot war. Originally the reichstag allow a war credit of five billion marks in diton to the war treasure, and of ti amount 4,500,000,000 marks has be subscribe~d by the public withc straining seriously the financia!.: sources of the empire. Mrs. H. A. Nealey's two si ters. Misses Newton, of Senec spent the week-end with her. Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Roal and Dr. and Mrs. Valley spe Friday fishing in the mountait Miss Hoyle Skinner who h been visiting Mrs. G. R. He dricks has returned to her hor n Norcross, Ga. Greenville Deputy Sheriff is-Killed Deputy Sheriff J. F. Lindsey was shot and almost instantly killed Monday morning at 4:30 o'clock by W. F. Chadwick in the Dunean Mill village just outside of the Greenville city limits. The killing occured at the home of Chadwick's wife and it was to protect the latter that Lindsey was in the house. Chadwick left his home some ago and went to Georgia. Sun day night he returned and be-. gan to abuse his wife, attempt ing to run her away from home.. Deputy Lindsey was summoned, and when he entered the house Chadwjck opened fire on him, killing -him almost instantly., Chadwick then beat a hasty re treat from the house and has not been captured. Automobile parties are scour ing the country for him and o'f ficers of every near-by city and town have been wired to be on the lookout for him. Chadwick is about 35 years of age. Lindsey had been officer of the law for sometime. - The killing caused consider ably excitement in the Dunean village. Marietta Route 2 Miss Elizabeth Mauldin spent the latter part of last week with homefolks. Mrs. W. R. Hicks spent a recent Sunday with Mrs. Daniel McJunkin. Capt. W. M. Jones and daugh ter, Miss Leila, spent the 27th, ult. at the home of H. L. Jones. Miss Anna Hughes spent iast week with .er-father, J.G Hughes, of t% .Mt. Ta tion. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Fendley visited their son, Mr. John Fendley and family Sunday last. The Sunday school at Mt. Tabor is progressing very nicely with Mr. Chapman as superin tendent. Rev. J. E. Foster filled his regular apdbintment at Mt. Tabor last Sunday and delivered a fine sermon. Miss Clovie Williams spent a night last week with ber frkiends, Misses Florence and Lillie Suth erland, and report a fine time. Messrs. John Hendricks, J. C. Cox and George Williams, with their families, dined at the. homne of Mr. Dock Chapman last Sunday. -Health in this. community is very good, except that some of us are tired picking cotton. There sure is plenty of cotton aronud here to pick. The new residence-of H. L. Jones is now completet and his family can once more be at ~ home. It was built where his old home was recently burned. Mrs. R. 8. Whitmire, of the Pleasant Grove section, spent last week with her grand daughter. Mrs. L. G. Elrod. Altho Aunt Beckie is very old she is unusually stout. LOS'r DARLING. Ownership of Pick ens County Homes ..The United States Census De partment at Washington has just issued a bulletin dealing with the ownership of Pickens. county homes. The important facts contained in the bulletin in* the bulletin relatiye to this county are as follows: There are 5003 homes in Pick ens county. Of this number 3330 are farm homes. Nine hundred and twenty-two s of the farm homes are owned by their occupants and are free of mortgaged incumibrance. The mortgaged farm homes number 394. Renters occupy 1994 farm homes in this -county. Out of a total of 5003 homes in the county 1673 are urban homes. There are 357 urban home owners in the county. Of this number 86 are miort gaged. Two hundred and seventy-on of the -urban owned homes are free of incumbrance. There are 1222 rented ur homes in the county. Y The census enume'ratorsW unable to secure dafi pe to the ownership of a sma1BM) centage of: both the ro urban homes in this count All Day Singing at The Pickens townships convention will meet with fin church the fourth S Cctober, 25th, at ten o'c last the balance of the da great time is expected andC body, especially singers, vited to attend. Bring f song books and well fill ets and let us have a a S. P. FREEMAN~ Deadlock over place of playing Army and Navy football game likely to -result in abandonment of annual contest, as recommended to West Point by Secretary Garrison. Military surgeons of the United States met at Cincinnati, in their twenty-third annual convention. John B. Hendrickson of Brooklyn, is cut off with one cent by the will of his wife. The estate is divided among her four children. Florence Cope, an 18-year-old girl of Buckingham Valley, Pa., was shot and killed by her uncle, John Cope, while defending her mother. Twenty thousand pieces of suffrage literature were scattered over Phila delphia and surrounding towns from the balloon "Greater Philadelphia." - *Nine of the twelve Kentucky coun ties in which local option elections were held voted "dry." This election leaves 14 of 120 counties in .the State "wet." About 40 guests had narrow escapes when flames- destroyed the Canfield Hotel, a three-story frame building at Canaan, Conn. The damage was $26,000. Charles S. Mellen, former president of the New Haven Railroad, was called before the Federal Grand Jury in the special prosecution ordered by the Government. President Wilson, on the recommen dation of Secretary Lane, has restored to a modified form of homestead entries about 185,000 acres of land in Yellowstone County, Mont. Charles Farrell, .a mounted patrol man of Passaic, N. J., has been made a "foot soldier" because he clubbed his horse. Citizens complained to the Commissioner of Safety. Jack Frost delivered a knockout blow to lots of garden truck in sec tions of Long Island. . John M. Wever, banker and former congressman, died of pneumonia at Plattsburgh, N. Y. He was 67 years old and president of the Merchants' National Bank of that city. Ernest Grilli of Yonkers, N. Y., son of a banker,. was fined $25 for kill ing a thrush in the woods near Dunoodie. e Nathan Brown, a negro, was lynch ed by a mob at Rochelle, Ga., for shooting Edward Rountree, a8 farm overseer. Congressman J. Hampton Moore of Phladelphia was re-elected president of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association. Fire destroyed the five-story livery stable of John Donhue on East 75th street, New York. Forty-five horses were burned to death and the damage is $200,000. The Salvadon Army, which recent ly was forbidden to solicit alms in Los Angeles, lost its legal . fight against the ruling of the Municipal Charities Commission. John Ryan, of ,Teabo, N. J., who lost a hand several years ago while at work -in the Rfchard mine, began suilt to recover $13,000 damages from the Thomas -Iron Co. John D. Rockefeller has given $300, 000 to thelYoung Men's Christian As sociation of Brooklyn. FVward Searles, of West Suffield, Conn., was electrocuted while repairing electric light wires near a cemetery. The trial of Mrs. Helen .M. Angle, of Bridgeport, Conn., who is charged with the murder of Waldo R. Bafll, of Stamford, was postponed until De cember. ,uuumIuuwu,,nusuuunnIIIHuummummWIIUr SportIag While Pittsburgh defeated New York, Boston won from Chicago, thereby winning the National League peanant. Despite efforts of Secretary of War Garrison and Secretary of the Navy Daniels to effect a compromise, the athletic- associations of the army and navy are still at odds over the choice of a city in which the annual football game is to be played. Half-back Guyon, the Carlisle Indian football star, regarded by many as in the all-American class last year, is trying for a place on the Wisconsin team. He has played only one year of 'varsity football and is eligible to play two years at the Madison insti tution. Play in the world's championship baseball series probably will start on Oct. 8, one day after the American and National League seasons are brought to a close,' according to President B. B. Johnson, of the Am erican League and member of the National Base,ball Commission. - Fereigjn Harry E. Chute, teller of the East End branch of the Union Bank of Canada, was arrested at Hamilton, Ont., charged with the theft of a pack age of bills totalling $6,570. Final returns from the election for members of the Swedish Parliament show the Socialists have 57 seats, Conservatives 86 and Liberals 57 seats. First Chief Carranza of Mexico, says his desire is to relinquish his ofce as soon as possible. Fleetwood H. Ward, a director of the Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co., was killed in a railway accident in Montreal. To encourage soldiers and sailors to wed before leaving for the front many British dioceses have lowered the mar riage license fee to $2.50 and clergy men are waiving their personal fees. Bishop Charles E. McDonnell of Broolyn, was received in private au dience by the Pope. He is the first Bishop to be received. Hugo Reisinger, of New York. lim porter and art collector, died in Lan gea, Schwalbach, Germany. - General Villa announces that he does not seek Carraza's place, and will not be a egxdidaiE for Presideat er Vige President of Muieo.. Says He Can Cure Pellagra We have received the follow ing letter for publication: "J. S. Barker of Calhoun says he can cure pellagra and he wants $3,000 to pay for a place to open a hospital. IUe says he can get ood ecurity for the money."