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V&M M TPlE PIC IENS STIL__ 1OFFICIAL PAPER 0F PICKENS COUNTY SUBSCRIPTI Establi~ ed l87l- olu m e 46PICKENS* S. C-9 AUGUST 3, 191' u b r 1 First Gun Fired In Race for Congress Candidates for congress in the Third District opened their regular speaking -campaign in Pickens last Thursday and were greeted by an audience of about 600 people, who gave close and respect ful hearing to each speaker. All the ca'hdidates were present except Mr. Aiken, who was in Washington. He expects to join the campaigners in Mc Cormick county this week. There was no demonstration by the crowd and it was impossible to tell which candidate was the favorite. The order was well-nigh perfect and typical of Pickens county people. The meeting was called to order in the court house at 10.30 o'clock by Chairman G. F. Norris. No minister of the gospel was preshnt and the meeting was opened without prayer. Each speaker was allowed thirty minutes in which to present his claims and the meeting adjourned at 12.45. The first speaker was A. H1. Dagnall, who said he was no stranger here, but felt at home. SaW he was making the race on his own merits and would con duct his campaign free from personali ties. Attacked .Congressman Aiken's record and said It looked like something was wrong when a man had been in congress fourteen years and had not become a najional figure and was n6t even chairman of a comnittee. Doesn't believe Aiken big enough man for the job. In favor of a rural credit bill with not so much red tape. as the one re cently passed. Believes in economic .preparedness -as well as .a navy equal to any other nation and believes prepared ness prevents war. Wants cotton tax money which was collected by the U. S. government just after the war .returned to the old Confederate soldiers. Would make intermarriage of whites and blacks illegal in Districtof .Columbia. Believes in civil service rule and if elected will treat everybody right. By the time .Mr. :Dagnall had finished his speech the court house wouldl not hold the people -and the meeting was adjourned to the court house grove. F. H. Domineck was the . second speaker. Said he wasn't born and .didn't go to school in Pickens, but felt at home here, and mentioned the good -vote he got in this county two years ago when he ran for congress. Accused Dagnall of.claiming every county in the districtas his home. Says this is a great district, containing 30 per cent of the manufacturing interests of the state, and should be represented by a man of ability. He lambasted Mr. Aiken's recorti and polities and said he had done nothing of importance since he had been in congress and hadn't even voted on half the bills introduced. Said Mr. Aiken claimed to be a -farmer, but had never been put.on an agricultural committee. lie (Aiken) had been in public office since he was nineteen years old, had drawn .about $120,000 in salary and mile age and had done nothing to show for it. W. W. Bradley drew $1,500 a y.ear as Aiken's private secretary, but hadn't been in Washington six months during the last twelve years. Said Bradley was also trustee of Clemson college and Assistant .tate Bank Examiner. Mr. Bradley waz ,in the audience. Mtr. .Dominick said he had no special issues .to discuss, bu~t was a Democrat and would support Democratic measures including- rural cr~edit bill and prepared.. ness. Said HI. C. Tillman's father had been senator twenty years, his uncle was in congress for mnany years, and he thought this dlistrict should be repre sented by new blood. Told of his record as Assistant Attorney-General. .ohn A. H-orton was the third speaker and caused some laughter .at Mr. Dom inick's expense. Said after hearing Dominick speak he wondered if the assistant attorney-general ever let the attorney-general come into the office. Expected that A ttorney-General Peeples had something to do with the good showing of his office. Said the rural credit bill recently passed by congress was inadlequate and would do the small farmer no good. In favor of the gov ernment lending money direct tn the farmers at low rate of Interest and or: long time. Said farmers are the bed rock upon which our government rests and the government should do more ?or them. The reason the common people have gotten no more legislation in their favor is because they do not elect men to office who are in sympathy with It them. Says there are too manylawyers in gr law-making bodies-and when they -accept big fees from corporations they naturally lean toward them instead of the common people. Said he was the only man in the race who had over ac tually worked on -the rarm for his living ,\and earned his way by the sweat of his - \brow. Is in sympathy with the masses ,.of the people and knows their needs s ~/~ and .trials. Said the other candidates had curried Mr.- Aiken pretty well and he believed he needed it. Accused Aiken of favoring immigration until he found it unpopular and then flopping to the other side, Believes in Democratic measures and will give everybody a square deal. H. C. Tillman was the fourth and last speaker, and said he was not ashamed of being a Tillman. Said some one had mentioned tie fact that his father and other kinsmen had been office-holders for a long time, but that when the Till mans enlisted in the Mdxican and Civil wars nobody said there were too many TilImans then. When Mr. Tillman men tioned Dominick's name a voice in the audience said "Believe I'll vote for him." "Do it," quickly retorted Till man, "and you'll be sorry of it when you see what a sorry congressman he makes." Is not running on his daddy's coat tail. Said Mr. Aiken is the only man who has been a member of con gress fourteen years and is not one of the big committees nor even chairman of a small committee. Stands for a rural credit system. Believes in a safe and conservative preparedness and ex plaired his plan of establishing a mili tary school in every congressional dis trict in the United States instead of keeping a large standing army. Schools should also have agricultural, textile and business courses. Would not be a pork-barrel congressman, but would de nand full value for every dollar of public money spent. Congratulated Pickens county upon its educaional strides. Will do his best if elected. Mr. Tillman showed some of the old time Tillman fire in parts of his speech and, fron an oratorical point of view, made the best speech of the Pay. 4211 Voters in Pickens Covnty According to the club rolls there are 260 more voters in Pickens county this year than there were in 1914. The en rollment by clubs for 1914 and 19116 is as follows: 1914 1916 Six Mile.. ..--- . ...... 211 266 Easley Mill------------- 138 141 Alice Mill ---------------6 56 76 Glenwood ...------------ 134 173 Easley ------------------ 60 .T27 Shady Grove ------------59 53 Easley Mill No. 2 -------- 69 56 Flat fbock --------------- 83 86 Croseell --------------- 63 -63 Isaqueena Mill ----------- 103 130 Pickens -..--------------- 653 -683 Peters Creek -----. .55 66 Pickens Mill- ....- 83 86 Antioch---------------- 57 57 Praters --------------- 89 98 Cateechee -------------- 125 125 Calhoun.. ----------..---- 115 134 Holly Springs------------ 66 61 Cross Plains --------- 103 92 Pumpkintown ------------ 110 127 Mile Creek ----..---------- 74 101 Central ----------------. 248 240 Julian's Store. - -----.. -.55 57 Looper's Gin___- .-..-65 71 Norris .......... .....-103 96 Pleasant Grove_ ---------- 63 65 Liberty ---------------- 314 410 Dacusville ...- .--..-91 81 Totaj------.. ... ... 3945 4211 Pickens County Campaign The Democratic Executive Conunittee of Pickens county met in the court house Tuesday and made final arrange ments for the county campaign and election. There has been some misunderstand ing about the county commissioners' race. There will be no race for county commissioner this year, the present in cumbents holding over two more years. Managers of election were appointed mnd the list will appear in next week's >ap~er. Following is the schedule of county campaign meetings: Central, Thursday, August 10. Liberty, Saturday, August 12, 2 p.m. Pumpkintown, Tuesday, August 16. Pickens, Thursday, August 17. Easley, Saturday, August 19, 2 p. mn. Candidates for solicitor in this district will also speak at the same time and places, except at Easley, where they have already spoken. The last day for candidates to file pledges will be August 9. The sheriff has collected $1,554.09 tax executions recently. Cole L. Bilease, candidate for gover nor. has been invited and accepted the invitation to speak at Pickens August 21. More dlefinite announcement will appear in next wveek's paper. T1he price of Ford automobiles took i slump August 1st. T[he price of the touring car is now $390 delivered, and the roadster $365 delivered. This Is $80 off the former price of the touring car andl $15 fT the price of the roadster. .Jas. P. Carey, Jr., gave $1.06 to the Wilson-Marshall campaign fund silnce last week's list of contributors was published, making $31.00 the people of Pickens have contributed to this fund. Any one wishing to contribute should do so at once. To the Citizens of Pickens Count From recent reports coming to me, . feel that it is my dugy to say a fev words in self defense. To start with, I feel sure that thes< reports are circulated for the purpos4 of doing melpolitical injury, but I wist it clearly understood that I do not la3 any of the blame on any of my oppon ents in the race, because I know then all to be my personal friends, and higI above taking advantage of me in an3 way. There are very wrong impressions be. ing given out concerning the Hunters License Law-such as that a man car not hunt on his own land or allow hi6 tenants to do so without a license. This is not according to the law at all. A man can, as yon may see from a sec tion of the act printed hereivith, not only hunt and allow his tenants to hunt on his lands, but he can give per mission to any resident of the county to hunt on his lands, and this permit acts as a license and also frees the hunter from liability for trespass, which a license would not do. Not many land owners would refuse to allow persons who are capable of handling a gun in a safe and sane way to hunt on their lands, and certainly those who can not safely handle firearms should not be al lowed to do so. It has been against the law for years for one to hunt on the lands of others without permission, and the only change is that this permission must be "written" and should be in the possession of the hunter while hunting. And now to the real object of this law: I regret very much to refer to the ne gro, but in many sections of our state there are hordes of them who wander around with their guns trespassing and endangering the lives of our women and children with their reckless shooting. I recall an instance in our own good county where an awful crime was com mitted and which resulted in a lynching, because an irresponsible negro was wandering around with a gun, instead of being at work, as he probably would have been if this law had been in force. Now, another wrong impression con cerning this law is that it has some thing to do with fishing, and some would lead you to believe that I am reipons ible for the "WHOLE BUSINESS." Fishing is not mentioned in this act, and I am in no way responsible for any of the fishing laws. To sum up the matter, the law was passed in 1915, and was statewide with the exception of several counties and among the exceptions your delegation placed Pickens. Before the 1916 session of the legis lature complaint was made from vari ous sections, especially those next to Oconee and Greenville, which were both under the law, that hunters were com ing across the line to take advantage of our free county, and at some places it The Eli For I offer for sale fan formerly owned by 4 price and terms write A. L.F Fourth National Be Snbscribers of The~ Piei these dlays, and we are weekly paper iln this s( r-s the news.- service a Sentinel subscriber's geC to give Pickens couin possible. Will you niot lng your sub1scriptionli nleighb~or to subscribe? we have the better' pc we wvill all beniefit thc( thru and you wvill agrec c'itizenl canl well afford( small suin of two cents was dangerous to be at work in the fields. What were we to do? Were we to sit idly by and allow hunters of all kinds, from the three counties that sur round us, to come and without permis- ,T sion, promiscuously shoot up our game and endanger the lives of our white cit izens, our women and children? c I am not in love with this law at all u but, fellow citizens, for the protection c of your property and the lives of your 0 loved ones, the delegation thought that, 0 inasmuch as the law would be in force i in Greenville, Oconee and Anderson, the only safe thing to do would be to make it apply to our own county. I believe 1 when you understand the situation you will say we were right. Now, my friends, I regret to have to b bring all this before you, but I cannot C see you all; neither can I have time to tc make these explanations on the stump, S and they would not be necessary except that things have been misrepresented y. concerning me and this Hunters' License in Law. I have endeavored to serve my county It with a whole heart, and I have never C failed when she was assailed to take her ri part, and believe me now, I am always ti ready to stand by her and no one, more a than 1, rejoices at the rapid strides of sc progress she is making. Whether or not n I am ever honored with another office, t I am proud of the honor you my friends a have already conferred upon me. I am d glad that I have been able, in my feeble o1 way, to alleviate the suffering of many who were unable to pay me for my ser- y vices. This I hesitate to say, butithas been said of me that because I am a physician I have no right to offer for office. My friends, the office to which I aspire is yours. If you believe I can fill it well, then you can repay me for the I free service I have rendered by electing ci me to it and, in any event, 6elieve me C to be Yours very truly, * fi J. L. BOLT. S n County Hunters' License c t( Section 1. "Be it enacied by the a General Assembly of the State of n South Carolina, That every resident P of this state must obtain a license in order to 'hunt birds or animals within the borders of this state, except landlords and tenants and I their respective children on their freeholds and leaseholds, respect- . ively, for'which license he shall pay one dollar and ten cents each year; said license to be known as a 'County a Hunters' License,' and it shall en- C title the owner and holder thereof c to hunt, in accordance with the laws 0 of this state, anywhere in the county in which he resides: Provided, how- H ever, That any landlord may give written permission to any resident t of the county in which he lives to t hunt on his premises, which said N written permit shall be exhibited i on demand of any Game Warden or officers.' ' a (Advertisement) h i Salea t4 i located near Pickens, c eorge A. Ellis. For ~ or telephone VI LLS, ink, GREENVILLE. l b cenis Sentinie1 are getting by's wot ill the paper' ghaId they are. No other' ietion is givingr its read ndc special featur'es The t. WVe are( w~or'king hard Ly .the best HO~Vspaper h eOilrage us by renew- t wompl11tly or getting) yourl' f The liore sul)scib ersb to be without it for the a week. 3. L. Craig for Supt. Education 'o the Voters of Pickens County: Owing to long sickness of my little hild and other pressure, I have been nable to make any canvass of the munty and want to write a few words r thanKs in advitnce for a kind hearing a the stump and for the assistance of 10 voters at the polls if I can satisfy tem that I am worthy and that they ill not be hurt if I am electt I. While am a Pickens born, Pickens raised 1d Pickens married boy, yet in many aces I am little known, as the great ilk of my work has been done in other )unties, but below you will find some !stimonials that will speak for them Ives. Virst, Mr. A.. C. Smith and Mr. E.N. eJunkin as to my integrity and teach g: This is to certify that I have known ev. C. L. Craig for several years and in sincerely recommend him as an up ght, straight-forward Christian gen eman and a live worker, both in school id, church. Our school and Sunday thool have both prospered under his anagement. I have sent my children > him for three terms, and have never mnt to a better teacher; in fact, he has )ne more for my son, Julius, than any ;her teacher I have ever sent to. Will be glad to answer any inquiry )u may wish t'o make concerning him. (Signed) E. N. MCJUNKIN, Trustee Ambler Graded School. Pickens, S. C., July 8, 1916. This is to certify that I have known ev. C. L. Craig for twenty years and in recommend him as an upright hristian gentleman. He is well quali ed to teach. Is a Baptist preacher, a unday school worker. He has advanced iy children as fast as any teacher. I in recommend him as an equal to any .acher in Pickens county. Will answer ny inquiry you or anyone may wish to hake. (Signed) A. C. SMITH, atron of Ambler School, former Trustee of School. Pickens, S. C., July 8, 1916. Wcond, lion. A. W. Jones, comptrol -r general, as to the correctness of my ookkeeping while I was county super itendent of education of Oconee county: I have carefully examined the books nd find the same correctly kept in ac yrdance with instruction from the )mptroller general's office, this - day f October, 1901. A. W. JONES. Third, Hon. P. P. Sullivan, S. M. unnicutt, C. E. GapIbrell, 1. F. Lee, ho were trustees during my adminis 'ation, as to my management of the istricts. Several substantial buildings 'ere built while I was in office, among iem were the Seneca high school at a )st of $15,000, Westminster high school t a cost of $10,000 and the Walhalla igh school at a cost of $8,000. All this 'as done without aid of state approp iations such as'we have now, and if 'e could have drawn on the $300,754.12, 1c state's annual appropriation, we ight have had a high school on every han's plantation, certainly one in every istricte andI the p~eop~le would be sing mg the song of old, "Other county su erintendents have slain their thous nds, but Craig has slain tens oif thous nd~s". o Whom it May Concern: This is to certify that we wvere trus res of Brewer school dlistrict, Oconee )unty, year 19)07. TIhis district wins at iat time badly in need of a larger' ~hool house, hut we had no funds to raw on at that time, so we arranged ith our superintendlent of edIucation, .L. Craig, to allow us to overdlraw iough to put up a nice, goodi building' a cost of $530. We had the use of lis money for several years without sy interest, which was a considerable em to a weak school. The old school uilding was sold at public auction for 11, and we considered it wvell sold. (Signed) S. M. H UNNICUTTr, I. F. LeKm, rustees Brewer School District, Oconee County, S. C. o Whom it May Concern: During the administration of C. L. raig as superintendent of education of conee county I was then a resident of lndison. this county. At that time we ad a large district with two schools, ae larger being Stony Point, which was wvored by the trustees who lived near y and were patrons of that school, the tuation being so unfavorable to Madli >n, which was not getting enough noney to exist, it was dleterminedl by 'ae Madison people to undertake to form new district. The matter was sub itted to the board of education, and brough. the efforts of Superintendent Craig the district was foi-med, a special levy made and the school was started which grew very fast and hqs bednia prosperous school with tWo teachbtjr several years. The writer was 'atrus' tee during the administration of r Craig and was well pleased with the service extended in building up this school. I have no motive in writing this letter more than to express my appreciation of thd services extended the school and his uniform courtesy to me as a trustee. Respectfully submitted, P. P. SULLIVAN.u Westminster, S. C., July 14, 1916. C. L'. CRAIG. Pickens, S. C. (Advertisement) Montvale Montvale school opened Monday of last week with a good enrollment. W. H1. Chastain made a business trip to Greenville one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. M. ). ohappell went one day last week to see Jake Aiken, who is ill at his home in Greenville. Bertran Porter, of Pickens, who has been on the sick list, spent several days recently with his grandparents near Porters chapel. We are glad to know that he is improving. John Gantt of Liberty, recently ap pointed game warden for Pickens coun ty, was circulating through this part of the county last week. After several days' vacation, R. F. Herd, mail carrier on route 3, is back on the job. Mrs. W. H. Chastain and children, Beal and Azilee, were visitors in Pick ens last Wednesday. A protracted meeting is being con-, ducted this week at Mountain Grove church. Pastor Charley Atkinson is be ing assisted by his father, Rev. B. C. Atkinson. The meeting at Porters chapel will begin next Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gravley, of Texas, are visiting at the home of his brother, W. T. Gravley. Miss Ruth Cannon after spending two -months at Rosman, N. C., where she studied music, has returned to take up her work in the Montvale school. Chicken Thief Caught Earl Hunter, whose skin is the color of darkness and whose reputation is of the same hue, was arrested last Wed nesday by Officers Roark, LaBoon and Julian for stealing chickens. Jim Fort ner, who lives about two miles southof town had been missing his chickens here of late and Wednesday called the ,f ficers in to help him catch the thief. When the officers arrived the "nigger" had come and gone, but he left his big barefooted tracks behind him. The rain of the night before made it easy to fol low the tracks and they led right to Earl Hunter's door. The men walked in and found Hunter just about to en joy a bountiful repast. He had one chicken in the pot cooking. On search ing aroundl a little Constable .Julian found three more diressed1 chickens. They wvere in a bucket hanging down in the wvell. They brought the thief back to town and 'Squire Porter thought it might be well for him to spend a few (lays with Capt. Ragsdale. H-e is on a thirty-day sojourn. Hunter has been in the hiands of the law before. He was tried in 1909 for assault and battery and sentenced to seven years. H e served four years and on March 6, 1913, he was paroled by Governior Blease (luring good behavior. War Pictures and Lectures ,Next Friday evening at 8.30 o'clock, inthe school auditorium. Rev. IL. E. Wiggins will give a lecture illustrated with stereopticon views of the European war. These pictures will be interesting and all the people should avail them selves of the opportunity to see them. A small admission fee of 10 and 15 cents will be charged. Mr. Wiggins has- re cently purchased a stereopticon lantern, which he will use at his Sunday evening services at the Methodist church to illustrate lectures on different phases of religious work. The first of these ser vices will be held next Sunday night. Littleton College We have on our campus an apartment house, a two-story building of 25 rooms, * ,, with a frontage of a hundred feet, which may be used by girls who wish to form clubs'and live at their own charges. Pupils can live cheaply and comfort ably in this way, many of them having their table supplies sen-, to, them from their homes. For further information address J. M. Rhodes, Littleton Coll~ge, Lttleton,N, ..