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1~I BOSTE CHUTAQUAJUL 8 9O1~~OUR BIG, D-AYS-4-FOU BIG I~U~~nU IX TEPICKENS SENINE -PVLS4b EKa OFFICIAL PAPER OF PICKENS COUNTY SBCITO RC N OLRP~Y4 ttbje41871-Volumei 46 PICKENS. So C., JUNE 29v 1916.ube Blease vorite at . Pickens Meeting A RPRESENTATIVE audiehee of pbout 600.people heard the candi: dates for state offices speak in Pickens on last Thursday. In the audience were many w9men. The meeting was called to order in the court house shortly be fore 11 o'clock and opened with prayer by Rev. D. W. Hiott. . County Chair man G. F. Norris presided, Mr. Norris makes a fine presiding officer and was perfectly fair to all candidates. John 13. Swearingen, superintendent of education, was the first speaker. He is unopposed for reelection but is going over the state preaching the gospel of education. He complimented the people of Pickens county on the progress they were making along educational lines and urged them, to greater things. W. B. Dove for secretary of state was the next speaker and made a good impression. He has been chief clerk in this office for eight years. He was fol lowed by Geo. W. Wightman for the same offce. Mr. Wightman is state senator from Saluda county. ' Sam T. Carter and D. W. M'Laurin, candidates for state treasurer spoke next. They were followed by the candidates for railroad commissioner. McDuffie Hamp ton, W. H. Kelley, W. P. Thrower,-Jas. Cansler and Albert Fant. The crowd by .his time having be come too large for the court house the meeting was adjourned to the lawn, the candidates for governor and lieutenant governor speaking from the stand on the court house lawn. John M. DesChamps, "the biggest man in the race," was the first for gov ernor. He made a fine address and said that he wanted t6 see South Carolina at the top of the states of the Union and tbht she possessed the natural resources to be placed there. lie urged soil test ing and said that wth Clemson college at our back we can do anything. He said that too many of us lived in South Carolina and our pantries were in-Chi cago. He iade a plea for unity among the people And the doing away with factionalism., He is a splendid orator and made a good common sense speech. John T. Duncan talked about the "systein." He said that Blease was opposed to prohibition and that Man ning was in favor of local option, but he said that it didn't make much difier ence who was elected, it was simply a ca..e of the "jumping-jack" dancing when the bosses pulled the string. Governor Manning w. then introdue eJ. He began with a reference to the crisis now at hand because of the Mex ican situation and said that he was do ing all that he-could to insure the safe ty of the health of the National guards men. Hjfspoke of the loyalty of South Carolinians. He told of the money sav ed by his administration and of having cleaned up Charleston. He confined a good part of his address to the state hospital for the insane and the improve ments that have been made during his 4 administration. He explained that he had paid $2,375 out of his own pocket in .order to plae the best man possible at the head of this institution arid that he would accept no re-imbursement for' this payment. He spoke of the money * saved by having patients do work that they are abIp to do and that makes life 4 more pleasant for them. He receivdd some applause as he concluded. Former governor Blease was the next speaker and was greeted with a round ~"of applause. He attacked the admin istration of Manning and stressed tax ation. He scored the administration for their extravagance and said that they were creating too many boards to give jobs to the "pets." He cited the case of W. W. Bradley, who is secretary to Wyatt Aiken, and who was also ap *pointed auditor to the state bank ex aminer, a worthless office recently cre ated to give a job to a- political pet who is now drawing two salaries. He also referred to the tax commission which is costing the state several thousand dol - lars and whose chairman" draws a big salary and does not pay one cent of tax es other than the poll on his head. He says this board is doing nothing. The state board of charities and corrections also came in for their share of criticism. He says all this board has done is to show how to separate the blacks from the whites on the chain gang. He says that a little $1800 man was picked up over'in Greenville and placed at the head 'of this board with a salary larger than thegovernor receives. He refer red to his pardon record and was loudly cheered when he scored a point, Hie *deliver'ed his usual address along other lines. He paid a high compliment to -Capt. Ivy M. Mauldin and the way in which-he Is discharging the duties of 'e state haik examiners office. He~ W# el rl34e~ fav6'rite with~the crow(l Oolenoy News Oolenoy, June 26. -A marriage whic cane as a surprise. to all except the mbst intimate friends of the contract Ing parties, was that of Miss Cora Edem and Mr. Joseph L. Looper of Dacugville Wednesday afternoon. The bride is the only daughter of. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Edensiand is a young lady of culture, besuty and pleasing personality. She is a graduate of Carson and Newman College. The groom is one of Pickens county's Most influential citizens. Both have friends in abundance who are ex tending congratulations and hopes for a peaceful vpyage on the matrimonial barque. (The Sentinel joins in extend ing congratulations.) Saturday evening Mrs. H. Z. Jones was the charming hostess at the Oole noy Inn to the members of the younger set, complimenfary to her guests, Misses Verner Smith of Greenville and Nannie Jones of Dacusville. Games, musicand refreshments were the features of the evening. Those present were: Misses Mary Roper, frances Jones, Jessie B. Edens, Pearl Sutherland and Cleo Hen drix; Messrs. Prue and B. F. Hendrix, Ellerbe Keith, Hovey and Dewey Jones, Sam Jones of Dacusville, Roper, and 'Thomas L. Hughes of Greenville.. Mrs. F. R. McClanahan of Liberty has returned home after spending a with her daughter, Mrs. W. E. Edens, Jr., whose children have been quite ill, but are now improved. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Batson of Mari etta spent Sunday with the latter's parents. Hon. M. Hendricks returned from Greenville Sunday, where he is having his eyes treated. Messrs. Prue Hendricks and Ellerbe Jones and Misses Hallie and Pearl Jones and brothers, Easton and Hovey, were visitors at Holly Springs last Sunday. A singing was enjoyed at the- homE of Mr. -and Mrs. A. B. Chastain lasi Sunday afternoon. Among those- pres eiqt were- Messrs. Hovey Gravely, Pru4 Hendricks, Ellerbe Jones, Earle Chas taip, Ray Lynch and B. F. Hendricks Misses Hallie and Pearl 'Jones and Idi Prince. - John Chastain, Hovey Gravely and J. L. Looper were visitors at Oolenoy lasi Sunday. McDuffie Cantrell Dead. "Duff" Cantrell of near Brevard, N. C., died at the Mission hospital in Ashe ville Monday night after an operation. He was a former resident of this coun ty, but moved to North Carolina about 35 years ago. He leaves a wife and five or six children. Mrs. Cantrell is a sister of Mrs. J. M. Stephens and Mrs. Richard Baker of this county. Mr. Cantrell was about 70 years old. He was a man of considerable wealth." He owned 2000 acres of French Broad bot tom lands and years ago raised immense herds of cattle and'sheep. By economy, thrift and good management he acquir his wealth. He had many friends in this county who will regret to learn of his death. Dr. R. J. Giltiland Dead Dr. R. J. Gilliland of Easley, one of the oldest and best-known practicing physicians in the county, died at his home in Esaley Sunday night at 9 o'clock. He was stricken with paralysis a weekE ago while attending a patient. He was 56 yer~rs of age and during his long practice did much charity work. HE was never married. He lived and died in the home of his mother, Mrs. J. R. Gilliland, who with two sisters, Mrs. H. M. Nicholls of At. lanta, and Miss Nina Gilliland and one brotlaer, William Gilliland, survive him. Funeral services were held Tuesday aftegnoon. and at the close of his address he was given enthusiastic applause. He alst stated that he was coming back to Pick. ens sometime before the election anc speak again. Robert A. Cooper was the last cand idate for governor to speak, and hE spoke with difficulty as the crowd wai growing restless and beginning to dis, perse. He stressed education and equa enforcement of the law and criticiseE the way in which scholarships and tui, tions are handled at the state colleges, Hie said that he wore no nian's colla: and promised no [man any favor an< that if elected he would,. have no pre election pledges to fill. His was one o the beat speeches of the day and we re gret that It was not listened to more at tentively. E C. L. Adams and A. J. Bethea foi lieutenant govervaor were the las1 speakers. Governor -Manning was called fron iackens to ColumbIn on accouant of offl LOCAL AND Mrs. .J. L. Valley and children are on an extended visit to Hendersonville. J. W. Harper, a prominent citizen of Seneca, died. at his home there Monday. Our good friend S. H. Maddox of Central was in Picken Saturday an'd paid The Sentinel office a call. Mr. and Mrs. George Appleby of Jef ferson, Ga., spent last week with Dr and Mrs. Lawrence Roper of Picken J. L. Hughes, the blacksmith, has an interesting advertisement in this issue. He wants your work and will treat you right. Henry D. Lesley of the'Griffin sec tion has the thanks of The Sentinel for qome of the rosiest, reddest, sweetest peaches we have seen this year. There will be a children's day service at Twelve Mile church on the second Sunday in July. Services begin at 2.30. Everybody invited. Misses Edna and Hattie Earle are on an extended visit to their sister, Mrs. R. A. Allgood, in Fayetteville, N. C. While away they will spend some time at Wrightsville Beach. W. L. Pickens of Easley is announced this week as a candidate for the House of Representatives. He was in the second race two years ago and made a good showing. Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Craig, of Pickens, S. C., who were recently married are spending sometime in the city at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Valley -French Broad (Hendersonville, N. C.) Huster. D. W. Smoak, a prominent young at torn Greenville, announces in this issue .a candidate for solicitor in this circui It is said where there is smoak there is fire. This makes five candi dates for the solicitorship. Hon. Wyatt Aiken of Abbeville again announces as a candidate for re-election to congress for the Third district. Mr. Aiken is well knoWn in this county. having served six terms as representa tive in congress from this district. John P. Smith of Liberty announces his candidacy for the House of Repre sentatives in this issue. Mr. Smith is a miller and a farmer and was a contest ant in the race two years ago, making a creditable showing. Bennett Hill Powers, the young man from the Keowee side who was in the second race for treasurer two years ago, is announced again for that position. Bennett says he will be in the first go go round, at any rate. William M. Traynham of Nine Forks has been awarded the contract to carry the mail six days a week between Easley station and Dacuaville for four years beginning July 1. The mail leaves Easley at 7 a. m. and returning leaves Dacusville at 3.45 p. n. The Enti'e Nous club had a pleasant meeting last Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. J. McD. Bruce. After spending an hour with their needle-work the members and invited guests enjoyed delicious re fresh~men ts, which consisted of a salad course and iced tea. Claude L. 1Hester has been awarded the contract for a period of four years to carry the mail between Pickens and Easley on Sunday, beginning July 1. The mail'is scheduled to leave Pickens at 10.45 a. nm., and on return leaves Easley station at 3.45 p. m. We call your attention to the adver tisement of The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, in this issue. A scholarship worth $300 is vacant from this county and a competitive examina tion will he held at the county seat on the 11th day of August, 1916, to fill the vacancy. Read the ad. The Antioch Baptist church will hold a home-coming service July 9. A most Icordial invitation is extended to all, especially former pastors. This is one -of the oldest churches in the country, being organized October 5, 1826. Din ner will be served on the ground and Ieverybody is invited to come and bring well-filled baskets. - There will be an all-day singing at Praters Creek Baptist church the see ondi Sunday in July. All lovers of good music and also all good singers have a t. special invitation to come. Some good ingers from Liberty and otlier parts are expected to-be. present. 41.1 come, and don't forget songbooks and well filled baskets. -x PERS')NAL Miss Bessie Robertson is visiting relatives in Charlotte. Anderson county was well represent ad at the campaign meeting here last rhursday. Born on Moday, June 19, to Dr. and irs. W. A. Woodruff of Cateechee, a ;on. Dr. R. Kirksey killed a rattlesnake ast Monday with seven rattles and one ruttom. He says he can prove it. The first cotton blooms of the season ire reported by Elisha Youngblood and W. A. Edens on the 26th and 27th inst. Mr. W. J. Ponder and son, James vis ted at the home of Mr. E. 8. Mauldin ast Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hiott are on a risit to Mrs. Hiott's parents, Mr. and drs. R. E. Biggerstaff, in Forest City, 4. C. Mr. and Mrs. Sam B. Craig have re urned from their bridal trip and are iow at home to their friends at their iome on Anne street. Mr. and Mrs. Will Bruce, former 'esidents of Pickens but now of Val losta, Ga., are on a visit to relatives n the county. Those who are interested in the An tioch burying ground are requested to mneet next Saturday, July 1, and bring the necessary tools for work. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Brookshire who were recently married arrived in Pick ens Friday, after a wedding trip to Wrightsville Beach, N. C. Knights of Pythias of Pickens Lodge 123 will meet at Castle Hall next Mon day evening at 8.30. Each member is urged to attend. The Sentinel is in receipt of several communications that are crowded out this week, but which will appear in the next issue. Miss Vesta Ashmore, who underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Baptist hospital in Atlanta last Wed nesdily, is improving rapidly. The Oolenoy Home Demonstration Dlub will meet at the home of Mrs. J. A. Hendrix Friday afternoon at -three s'elock." All members are urged to be present. Prof., R. T. Hallum is announced this week as a candidate for re-election as muperintendent of education. He has served the people for several years and ias served them well. Dr. F. S. Porter was called to West minster Monday to the bedside of his mother, who had the misfortune to fall and break her leg. She is 87 years of age and is in a critical condition. Congressional candidates aplenty were bere last Thursday "mixin' with the boys." Messrs. Horton, Dagnall, Till man and Dominick were all here and it's a pity they didn't get to speak. They're all such pretty boys. Hobbs-Henderson Co. have a page ad in this issue of The Sentinel. Their big July clearance sale begins Saturday, July 1. Many good values are being offered and you will do well to read every word of their ad. Mrs. G. R. Hendricks entertained Monday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Chester Harvey of Atlanta. The home was beautifully decoroted for the occa sion and during the afternoon more than fifty guests called. A. J. Boggs is announcedi in this issue as a candidate for re-election as clerk of court. He is well known over the county and has made anefficientofficer. "Efficiency is my platform," says Mr. Boggs. Mr. Blurkett, a representative of the national commission of education from Washington, D. C., accompanied Miss Elizabeth Mauldin sto Oolenoy, Holly Springs and Eastatee last week for the purpose of studying educational farm ing conditions of the people in these sections. T[he Pickens mill company is building a commodious school building at the mill village so as to give the children better advantages in school. Miss Vir ginia Ligon is the teacher and she has already done a, fine work at the mill, and now with better facilities she will do more and better work. The citizens will doubtless appreciate such kindness on the part of the manaement, From the Ambler Section Little Ruby Mildred, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, received a very extensive burn, reaching from the knee up its side and out its arm and -side. Its clothing caught on fire at the wash pot. Dr. Cannon is the physician in charge and we hope will soon have his little patient up and about again. The burn is not thought to be of great depth. W. A. Connelly and wife and son Jerome of Easley motored in their car to the Ambler Sunday school the third Sunday. The following new visitors attended Sunday school yesterday, which made 105 present: Mr. and Mrs. Wash Les lie, Frank Chapman of Mt. Tabor, Ru dolph Hendricks, Dean Stansell, Delonia Fendley, and Henry Edens. Rev.D.W. Hiott and Rev. W. C. Seaborn prom. ised us a visit and a sermon a good while ago, but they have surely forgot ten it. The work is all missionary, no work connected with it, and all that is done is for "love and affection." The success of this Sunday school is due, largely, to the faithfulness of Messrs. S. P. Freeman, J. R. Connelly and Miss Susan Connelly, who furnish as good music as the country affords. Miss Olive Mason, who has been vis iting her sister and famil.y, Mrs. A. A. Jones, returned to her home in Coner, Ga., last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Simmons and daughter are spending a few days at the home of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Day. Elford Clark and family also visited Mr. Day yesterday. T. Trotter and wife spent Sunday with the family of A. C. Smith. Elbert McJunkin and wife of near T- -elve Mile camp ground have been visiting relatives in this community. Mrs. T. H. House and daughter Clare of Calhoun, Ga., who have been visiting the family of A. A. Jones, have returned home. Miss Annie Mae Smith spent Sunday with Miss Eva Cantrell. XYZ Wreck on P. R. R. Two coal cars and the coach on the Pickens train were derailed on the fill near the Mauldin brick house two miles this side of Easley on the first return trip Saturday morning. The cars ran some distance after being derailed, tear ing up the track considerably. The en gine broke loose from the train and ran on 50 yards or more, while the two coal cars turned over and the coach was headed down the emlinkment. Among the passengers were three traveling men, H. H. Yates, H.. C. Bare and A. C. Wallenstien, who arrived in Pickens shortly after the accident with Mr. and Mrs. Will Bruce who were coming along near the fill in their auto and stopped and picked up these passengers. A lady with a young baby who was on board, when she got off walked back to the Alice Mill. A colored woman was said to have turned pale as a sheet. Julian Hiott was a passengei on board; he succeeded in getting to Pickens and is recuperating. None of the passengers were hurt but they admitted that they were pretty badly frightened. The en gine made the trip to Pickens bringing the passengers and mail. A transfer was arranged for the other two trips Saturday, the gasoline work car being used on the Easley end. By Monday morning the track had been cleared and the train resumed the regular schedule. Singing Contest Tr. Hi. Stewart, chairman of the chau tauqua committee on music, requests us that on Sunday afternoon of chau tauqua week a singing contest will be held. Each township singing conven tion in Pickens county is invited to have a class present. These classes will sing in a contest for a p)rize. Competent judges will decide the winners and an appropriate prize will be awvarded. All classes will have an equal time in which to sing. The contest will be held In the tent. Township presidents are requested to notify Mr. Stewart of their Inten tion to come. Littleton College Littleton College for girls and young women, an adlvertisement of which ap pears elsewhere in The Sentinel, has made, and for more than 25 years main tained, a very fine record. Hundreds of her graduates, scattered over a very wide area In this country and some in foreign lands, stand only for that which is high and good. Such like schools are a blessing to any country. Notice the ehdoge In the advertise ment of thto Blattry, Easley, Supt. Swearin '.4i ICKENS county is to bg on etulavt, ed on the 44uc~to, ,al sp r t 99 pie and the fo'rward-Iooking attitude of its schools. The county boasts of the largestpercentage ofwhite~populatipn int the state.' 'he An ida on blood may be clearly. seen In'thei'hoinds' of bright, healthy, clear-eydd boyq and girls filling the schools. In the largo majority of the dis'trict's -paren1s-and taxpayers have voteO. a locaL Iqvy tb secure better school facilities. But these taxes need to be supplemented by; state aid. There are in Picken ,county a number of communities wich cAnnot iecure an adequate school with modest 3alaries for teachers, although the peo ple are paying an eight-mill school tax; Martin, Oolenoy, Dacueville, . Peters " Creek, Gates, and perhaps others belong to this group. The state is interested in the welfare. of these children. The tern,extension fund, the rural graded school fund and high school fund have brought, and will continue to bring, better facilities. Dur ing the scholastic year 1914-15, Pickens county received $10,610 state aid for its schools; and of this amount the contin gent, or equalizing fund, supplied $4,470. The total amount of state aid for 1915 16 was $12,041. Of this amount the contingent fund supplied $2,400. 'These figures seem large, but many urgent demands could not be met. The pro gress of Pickens county schools requires continuation and extension of this pol icy. There is nothing too good for these children. The voters of the county should insist on economy in government, but I feel certain they do not want cheap, inadequate, inefficient schools. The communities at Martin and Oolenoy show what can and ought to be done. The state department of education stands for this policy. I appeal confi dently to the Pickens county Democrats for their endorsement. The ideal the county superintendent, the paiot ism of the trustees and the patient work of teachers have helped to secure notable progress. I shall ask the legislature for an equalizing fund of $60,000 and, a, rural graded school fund of at least, $175,000. These requests and recom mendations are based on the hope that South Carolina will fix firmly her policy of liberal state appropriations to the public schools. If the rnajority of the boys and girls are educated at all; they must be educated at home. Register Now' To the Voters of Dacusville Township:: The books of registration will be found at Williams' store. . You will have td"' register or you can't vote. By order of the president. J. R. LATHE i. Local There will be a big Fourth of Ju celebration at the Pickens mill village. All kinds of races from the hundred yard (lash to the '"tater'' race and prizes given to the winners. In 'the afternoon the Pickens mill base ball team will play Glenwood. The contests are open only to residents of the ml I village. Miss Floride Davis and Mr. J. M. Smith of Easley were married Wedness. day, .June 21, at the home of the bride's parents in Marion. Mrs. Smith, taught in the high school at Easley several years, where her charming personality won for her many friends. They will make their home in Easley wvhere Mr. Smith is engaged in the automobile bus mess. The following ladies were appointed to chaperone the young people at the Ivy Park each afternoon for tihe week beginning Monday, June 26, in the fol lowing order: Mrs. L. *Burtnett, Mrs. J. P. Carey, Mrs. R. L. Davis, Mrs. E. M. Gillespie, Mrs. M. L. Hamilton, Mrs.' Lula Hallum. Those for the week fol.. lowing are Mrs. J. N. Hallum, Mrs. Ib. W. Hiott, Miss Elinor Knight, Mrs. Guy McFall and Mrs. Wayne Mauldin. CARD OF THANKS (;>rix or than~iks published for one-haltcn We wish to thank our friends and neighbors, also Dr. Valley, for their kindness shown ns during the sickness and death of our dlarling baby. Mn. AND) Miw. M. M. SIMMONS. We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the kindneag shown us during the sicknes amnd death of dur dear husband arid fa~hil also Dts. Por.. ter and Bolt fck theirtin9jeal d. Mgs. JOHN