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OFFICIAL-PAPER mH IKN ETNLSBCITO OF PICKENS COUNTY $.0AYA / Established 1871-Volume 46 PLOKENSs. . 0., JANUARY 18;9 1917 Nme 7? SECIAL NOTICES N~tlcea Inserted In this column for one cn word for irst Insertion and one-half cent a word for each subsequent Insertion, For %ale-One horse and buggy. Will sell outfit cheap. L. C. Gilstrap. For Sale-Some Duroc-Jersey pigs and good milk cows. See Robert Baker, Pickens. . 88 For Sale-Pair of good mules and 'ar of good brood mares. Cheap for diash or good paper. J. D. Holder, Pickens. 35tf Notice to Publie-L. S. Reece & Sons now gin cotton only on Tuesdays and Fridays. Corn mill runs every day. L. S. Reece & Sons. 37 For Sale-One fancy driving horse, 4 years old; also good farm mule. Cash or terms. Ebb H. Field. 34tf 31ules! Mlules! ! Mules! ! !-If it's mules you need, see us. You are sure to need them. We now have on hand, one of the largest bunch to select from that has ever been offered on this market. Come early and make your selection while our pens are full and save the advance that is sure to come in the Spring. Our stock is guaranteed' to be as represented. D. L. Johnson & W. S. Bradley, 111 Laurens St., Green ville, S. C. 38 122-acre Farms for Kale-Ten miles west of Pickens, 9 miles of Nor ris; about 85 acres cleared and 37 acres in timber; 12 acres branch bottom; home house has seven rooms all ceiled with good heart lumber, 3 chimneys and 3 fireplaces, front and back porch, well in porch; good log barn with 6 stalls .and shed on each side, good crib and other -outbuildings; good 4-room tenant house - within one-halt mile of store, church and graded school; public road goes thru place; R. F. D. Place made in 1916 about 600 bushels-of corn, about 14 bales of cotton, besides 50 bushels wheat and other small grain; good pasture. Price for entire place $3,600, or will sell part at $30 per acre on long-time payments. See G. A. Ellis, Pickens. We received a solid car load of the famous Columbus Wagons last week and want'to urge you to look at them if you need a wagon of any kind. It's abso lutely the best wagon value on the market. Pickens Hardware and Grocery Company. OVERSTOCKED On a few staples, such as Sugar, Coffee, Lard, Flour and Feed. Will make special prices -on the above till January 1. Car Cotton Seed Meal, -car of Shorts, car of Feed Oats, car of Sweet Feed and a car of Hay, and another car of Salt on the way. Come In and see 4f we have got what you want, 'or call Phone No. 36. Morris & Company, Old Postoffice Building. Phone No. 36 Porter's Pressing Club ,jCleaning, Pressing, Dyeing, Al tering, Etc. Suits are sent for and delivered when promised and the work is clone by an * expert.'- Work guaranteed. 'Suits pressed at 25c per suit; cleaning and pressing, 50c suit; dry cleaning, $1 auit. Special attention given to ladies' amuts. .We appreciate your patronage. B. B. PORTER, Proprietor, At Porter's Barber Shop. Telephone No. 38 Free Flower Seed Hastings' Catalogue Tells You About It No matter whether you farm on aI large scale or only plant vegetables or flowers in a small way, you need Hastings' 1917 Seed Catalog. 'It's ready now and we have a copy for' -you absolutely free, If you ask for it, mentioning the name of this paper. In addition to showing you about all the varieties of vegetables, farm grass, clover and flower seeds, this catalog tells how you can get free five splendid varieties of easIly grown, yet -beautiful flowers, with which to beau tify your home surroundings. Good seeds of almost every kind are scarce this season, and you can't afford to take chances in your seed supply. 1-lastings' Seeds are depend able seeds, the kind you can always * depend on ,having "good luck" with. You are going to garden or farm this spring. Why not insure encc'ess so far as possible by starting with the right seed? Don't take clanices that you do not have to. Wr'ite today for Hastings' 1917 Catalog, It's free and will both inter est and help you to succeed in 1917. -H. 0. HASvINGS CO,, Soedsmen, Atlanta. O.- AdAvt. Mr. Elbert Mauldin Dropped Dead Thurs. The people of this town and commun (ty were shocked and saddened late Thursday afternoon when it became known that Mr. Elbert Mauldin had dropped dead at his farm near Pickens. Doctors pronounced his death due t< heart failure. Mr. Mauldin was engaged in working pn a public road thru hiE farm and was driving a team which was hitched to a scoop when he tottered and fell without any warning whatever. He had two negroes assisting him and one of them caught his body before it fell tc the ground, but death was instantaneous and Mr. Mauldin never spoke after he was stricken. There was no warning whatevei that death was near and Mrs. Mauldin states that her husband had been unusually bright and cheerful dur ing the day. Elbert Mauldin was the eldest zon of E. E. Mauldin of near Easley. H1 was 46 years old and, besides his father, he is survived by his widow, who was Miss Ora Boggs of Liberty, two brothers and ten sisters. He was a member of the Methodist church and funeral services were conducted at the Pickens Metho dist church Saturday by the pastor, Rev. E. T. Hodges, and Rev. J. C. Bailey, pastor of the Presbyterian church here, after which the body was laid to rest in the Pickens cemetery. Before he married Mr. Mauldin went to Texas and lived there several years. About fourteen years ago he returned to this county and a year or so later mar ried and has since made his home in Pickens and engaged in farming. He was a very quiet man, but congenial when he knew you well and his death is mourned by manly friends. To the bereaved The Sentinel joins with numerous other friends ir) extend ing heartfelt and genuine sympathy. Mrs. J. E. Gillespie Mrs. John E. Gillespie died Saturday night, January 13, at her home near Twelve Mile camp ground, after an illness of about-ten days of paralysis of the bowels. She was 69 years old. Besides her husband she is survived by three childron, as follows: C. C. Gil lespie and Mrs. Roi'>ert Ferguson of Pickens county and Mrs. J. H. Seaborn of Cornelia. Ga. She is also survived by two brothers and three sisters, as follows: A. B. Lewis, Mrs. N. D. Par sons and Mrs. James M. Porter of Pick ens county, J. K. Lewis of Leesburg, Mo., and Mrs. W. G. Stephen's of Bour bon, Mo. Funeral services were conducted b~y Rev. W. C. Seaborn Sunday at Praters Creek Baptist church, where she was a member. This good Jady will be greatly missed and her death is mourned by many friends. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire community in this hour of sorrow. Mrs..J. II. Lollis Mrs. Dilly Lollis died at her home six miles above Pickens last Sunday morn ing, January 14, at 3 o'clock. She had been in declining health for several years but had only been confined to her bed five wveeks. D~eath was due to dropsy. The deceased was 63 years old and leaves a husband and eight children, besides other relatives and friends to mourn for her. Mrs. C. W. Yates and Mrs. Sarah Gravley of this county Are sisters of the (eceased. She was twvice married, her first husband being Humphries Hopkins, who preceded her to the grave, andl her second husband being Jlamnes HI. Lollis. Mrs. Lollis wvas a consistent member of the Methodist church and1( funeral ser vices andI burial were held( at Porter's chapel, being condIuctedl by her pastor, Rev. S. M. JIones. Simpson-Gilstrap A beautiful wedd~ing occuredl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. .J. 1B. Simpson near Pickens, .Jamuary 7, at 12 o'clock, when their second (laughter, Miss Essie, became the brige of Mr. Robert Gilstrap, Rev. J. A. White ofliciating. The bride groom is a son of Mr. andl Mrs. John Gilstrap. The attendlants at the wved ding were Mr. Frank Kirksey, Miss Canl nie Simpson, Mr. I lenry Simpson andI Miss Mary Gilstrap. Immedliately after the ceremony and many congratulations the bridal party was in vited1 to the dining room where a large table was heavily laden with many kinds of dlelicious food. The next day another wedding dinnni was tendeked by the parents of the bride groom. Many beautiful andl usefui presents were receive'd by the bride. May the lives of this happy couple bE as bright as the day when they werE made One. For the present they arE making their home with the bridegroom' Legislative Notes . of Local Interest Representative Findley has been placed on the following committees: Education, military affairs, and rail roads. Representative Pickens has been placed on the following committees: Privileges and elections, roads, bridges and ferries, and state house grounds. Senator O'Dell of Pickens county has been placed on the following commit tees: Federal relations (chairman), contingent accounts, penal and charit able institutions, penitentiary, -public lands, and retrenchments. The. last legislature passed an act taking the appointment of game warden out of the hands of the governor and giving the legislature the appointive power. Governor vetoed the bill and last week the legislature sustained the veto. Representative Pickens voted to override the governor's veto, while Representative Findley voted to sus tain it. The many friends around here of Rev. L. E. Wiggins, former pastor of Pick ens Methodist church, are pleased to learn that he was elected chaplain of the house of representatives. Singing Convention The Pickens township singing conven tion will meet with Bethlehem church the fourth Sunday in this month. (in stead of the third Sunday) at 2 o'clock p. m. The convention has adopted "Praise Divine" for this year's book. It is published by James D. Vaughn, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and has some fine music in it. And I hope all the churches in the township wili get the book. It will be a great ,help to the convention. I also most earnestly request the co-op eration of all leaders in the township. Also a cordial invitation is extended to all visiting singers to meet with us. Very respectfully, R. L. HENDERSON, Pres. n dVd AnAdve: (BEING A HEART-TO-HEART TA THE PICKENS SENTINEL belongs to the people of Pickens county. The Sentinel became a Pickens county institution when it was founded forty-five years ago. The editor considers himself em ployed by the subscribers to conduct this paper for them and keep them in touch with the political, commercial, agricultural, religious and educational life of the county, and he is doing his best to fill the bill. The editor must have a living out of his work the same as a county officer, and the people do not expect him to work for them for nothing. We are trying to conduct this paper fr the benefit of our subscri ber and oref We consider each subscriber a stockholder in the paper, and the enjoyment, benefit and information they get from its weekly visits are their dividends. We want to con duct it in a business way of which y ou will approve, so that it will bring you better dividends each year. T1hat is the reason we raised the sub scription price. IWe believe a vast majority of our Isubscribers had rather pay one cent Imore a wcek and have a good county Ipaper than to pay the old rate and have a poor and uninteresting paper. We are telling you the truth when we say we cannot make a (decent living wage and publish The sentinel as wve do now and get only one dollar a year for it. You (d0 not- want us to work for nothing. That's not the wany of Pickens county p~eople. And we are not going to work for noth ing. We are, however, going to work hard enough to give you more than youir money's worth. The Sentinel is recognizedi as one of the best weekly papers in the state. It is our ambition to make it the best. We certainly do not want tseit go bcadyou don't, eitheri. lBut it wvould surely go back if we sold it at the same 01(1 price when we haive to pay more for everything we use.. Anybody can see that. It is estimated that more IUnited States have been ft d (uring the last nine mont cost of paper and other ma paper' which keeps its subst undelr preseflt coriditions i pr'operI protection. The Pi< subscription price to $1.50 contiued and uninterrupi p rice would not do it. S. C. Come-to-Sun day-School Day Sunday Schools of all denominations in South Carolina are expected to ob. serve Sunday, February 11th as "South Carolina Come-to-Sunday-School Day." The official call for this day was issued by the South Carolina Sunday School Association and endorsed by officials of the state and by leaders of the various denominations; and in addition, the states-of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas will observe the same day. The purpose of the day is to get as m'any people as possible to attend Sun day School on this occasion, interest them in the Sunday School and Bible study, and give opportunity, to all who will, to become regular members of the Sunday School. "Everybody in Sunday School on February 11-If you're not there. you'll be lonesome, " is the slogan. Among the Sunday Schools in this sec tion that have already agreed to observe the day are schools of Central and Lib' erty. Owing to the extremely cold weather which prevented most of the Sunday schools of the county from attending the county convention held at Liberty De cember 9-16, three district meetings will be held before the state convention. The state workers, R. D. Webb, and Mise Agnes Revenel, will be present and will speak at each of these meetings. Thesc meetings will be held in each of the threc districts on March 8, 9, 10. Notices ol the places will be given later. W. A. MATHEWS, County Pres. The Sentinel's Honor Roll NeW subscriptions since last issue G. W. Holcombe, J. H. Hughes, Mrs. Kd. J. Nickells. Renewals since last issue: C. L Reeves, Bruce Burgess, J. Hudgenm Smith, J. I. Holiday, W. N. Bolding, J T. Ferguson, S. A. S. Porter. R. L. Henderson's name should hav appeared on our honor roll last wee! under the head of renewals. rtisement LK TO TiE SENTINEL READERS) Every good citizen of Pickens county would like for this county to have as good a paper as any other county. You would all be proud of it. Every citizen also knows that he cannot have a good paper, or a good anything else, unless he pays for it. You are pretty lucky if you get what you pay for. You support us and we will give you a good paper. We promise to give you as good, or better, paper as the support warrants. Your' )art is to subscribe for the paper. Every body pays the same. It's not like taxes--some paying too much and some too little. This subscription business is equalized and1 everybodly gets full value for his money. The entire family gets the beneiit of it without extra cost. Everybody knows we could not continue to publish The Sentinel for two cents a week when the price of everything else is going up, but we expect we will lose a fewv subscribers because of the advanced price. We hope, however, that we will not lose a. single subscriber', and if you will remain with us we will try to make you glad you (lid. We (d0 not wanit anyb~lody to think we are trying to "'gouge"' them, for we aire not. \Ve like the' work of publishing a weekly newspaper and all wve want. out of it is a dlecent living wage. We do not want to get rich. I f we (lid we would get out of the newspaper bus((in(ess. 'The subscript ion priice of 'The Sentinel is $1.50~ a year, $1.00 for eight mlonlths, 50( for tfouri months. If you want, to see your county have tihe best county paper~ in th'e state, subscribe for' the paper your self and get your neighb~or to do likewise. Do it toda~y. V'ery truly yours, than 800 new\spaper~s in the irced to sSpen)Cfd p)ublication hs, on account of the high Lerial. Any ordinary news ription price, at $1.00 a year not giving its subscribers 'kens Sentinel has raised its a year, which will insure its :ed publication. A smaller I. M. Mauldin Goes With Columbia Bank Col. Ivy M. Mauldin, of Pickens, state bank examiner, was elected active vice president of the Palmetto National bank of Columbia at a meeting of the direct ors of that institution January 9. Mr. Mauldin has handed his resignation to Governor Manning to take effect as soon as he can finish certain details of work 1 in the office he now holds, which will be i some time in February or probably 1 March 1. Governor Manning has not 1 announced whom he will appoint as Mr. Mauldin's successor, but it is very like ly that First Assistant James Craig of Anderson will be promoted tostate bank examiner and that second assistant Syd ney Bruce will be made first assistant. Mr. Mauldin will continue to make his home in Pickens for some time after he takes up his new duties, spending the first part of each week in Columbia and the week-ends at home. His many friends hero and in this section wish that he could make his permanent home here, but his new duties will make it necessary that lie move to Columbia. Mr. Mauldin's advancement in the banking world has been rapid and due to merit and ability. He is a natural fi nancier and his training has increased his rare talents to a remarkable degree. He was practicing law in Pickens twelve years ago when he was elected cashier of the Pickens Bank, which position he held until appointed state bank examin er, the duties of which office he assumed in March, 1914. His term of office does not expire until March, 1918, and all in dications pointed to his reappointment to that office if he had wished it, as those competent to judge say he has made the best bank examiner this state has ever had. He also inaugurated many changes for the betterment in his office. Since it was announced that Mr. Mauldin had resigned as state bank examiner he has been daily receiving letters from prom inent bankers and other business men in all parts of the state regretting that he is to give up the office. Mr. Mauldin says that he regrets to give up the work as state bank examin er, that it has been pleasant and bene ficial to him, but that the opportunity offered him is one that he feels he should not turn down. The Palmetto National Bank of Col umbia is the second largest bank in this state. Its affairs are conducted by men of rare financial ability- and with Mr. Mauldin added we look to see it surpass all others in this entire section. For many years Gen. Wilie Jones was pres ident of this bank, but at the recent meeting of the directors he was promot ed to chairman of the board and J. Pope Matthews made president. During the Spanish-American war Mr. Mauldin was a captain in Col. Jones' (since Gen. Jones) regiment. Another coincidence l is that Mr. Mauldin was elected to his new position just exactly twelve years to a (lay after he was elected cashier of the Pickens Bank. Mr. Mauldin will be greatly missed when he leaves Pickens. He is not only largely identified with the business af fairs here, but is one of the mainstays of the Methodist church, besides other public and social interests. NeW Officers For Oconee Goy. Mnn liling Saturday app~lointed .James M. Moss of Walhalla sheriff ofI Oconee county to succeed the late .John W. D~avis, who wa.:s asphyxiated in IEliz abeth, N. J., on the night of D)ecemiber' 27. Stiles N. Huighs was simultaneous ly appoinitedl cou nty su perv'isor for Oco neei to suicceed the'late WV. ( '. Foster, who met his de'ath in thme same tragic manner as the other county ofhiciaml, and at the same time andI place. Hoth of the new oflicials aire popular' men throughout the county aind they were highly recoim mnondled for appoi ntmien t. The late Messrs. Davis amnd lFoster' went to, Elizabeth (luring the holiday season to bring to South Carolina a negro, John Walker, who was wanted in O)conee county for murder. They wvere found (lead in their bedls on the morning of I )e Icembher 28, (leath having been caused by gas escaping from a dlefective jet. Griffin Sunday School Griflin Sundlay school met the first Sunday and re-electad oflicers and teachi-I ers to supply for another year. J. W. Hayes, our excellenit superintendent, attendled fifty-twvo Sundays last year and gave the school a Christmas tree, which was much enjoyed. le was re elected without a dissenting vote. We want to see our Sunday school grow. We have now about 120 scholars, but we ought to have 175~ present every Sunday. Let us pray and work earnest ly that our school may grow this year and make our Lord and superintendent glad. We want the prayers of all The Mr. Miller Writes About Legislation To The Pickens Sentinel and its many -eaders: As we h'ave entered upon the rear 1917 and hoping that we may all . iave a prosperous year, both religious md financial, I will attempt to discuss a !ew questions that concern us all. I am watching our representatives as hey pass upon the various measures hat come before them and will from ime to time give The Sentinel readers heir conduct as to their voting if the ,ditor will permit me. I notice that Among the first measures voted on there vas a split vote among our representa ives, one voting for central power and ;he other voting to abolish same. We udge our sevants by their votes in the egislature. I think it is generally con -eded that the last legislature or two iave been the most extravagant we inve had since Moses and Chamberlain. rhis is saying a good deal, but if high :axes count anything it is a fact. I want to mention a few things that dhould be attempted by this legislature. )ne is the grading of cotton. Give us a icensed grader's system and the sale of ill cotton on standard grades. It is said 'hat the farmers' cotton is undergraded About an average of three dollars a bale. rhis I haven't seen publicly denied. If we in South Carolina make a million bales of cotton that means a loss of P,000,000 to the farmers of this state. Now, Mr. Farmer, would we not call legislation that saved us $3,000,000 con structive legislation? I know this kind of legislation would make anybody un popular with the. cotton speculation in terests, but we want and must have men that will make for the greatest good to the greatest number. We need more men like the late Fred Williams, who did the com mon people of this state and county more good than any other member of the house that ever went there trom Pickens county. le (Wil liams) saved the patrons of the schools of this state hundreds of thousands of dollars on books for our children, mak ing the books to the children at cost. He saved a similar sun to the farmers of this state by a free market law that gave the farmer the right to sell his pro duct in any of the markets of the state. We never heard of the farmers helping to elect the men who weigh our cotton until Williams went to the legislature. Fred Williams was very unpopular be cause he disdained special privileges. Abraham was unpopular with this class of people. So was Gideon. Whatabout Moses? Didn't he have to leave Egypt because he made himself unpopular with the rulei's of the day by taking sides with the laborers? I will say without successful contradiction that no man can be popular and favor laws that prove the greatest good to the greatest num ber. This same principle put the Lord Jesus Christ on the cruel cross. Let us look for men with the spirit of Christ. This is my idea of men we should try to getto serve us in our law-makinglhodies. JF E 1 . I LA- --- n.., Pickens School News There was an important meeting of thie glee club Monday afternoon. With the assistance of Miss Eleanor Knight wve hope to soon give a public enter Lainment. Miss Agnes Edens, formerly of the Ninth Grade here, hut now attending the Easley high school, spent the week andl in Pickens. The following new ollicers of the lit erary society f'or the unext three months were installed F'riday afternoon: Charlie Yongue, presien(t ;IFloy H erde, secre tary; ilorence Stewart, vice-piresidet; l'aul Samons, treasurer; Ella Lewis, li terariy criieI, andl Ivy MauldIin and B~erice Carey. lirst and secondl censors. A feri the instaillation officers the regu !ar meetinug was held. .\i~4 Marie Iliott of the Tenth Grade waUs ablsenit last week on account of ill The school is getting (down to good, ~ amd work now, a fter the holiday period. TPENTrII GRIADI.. .)Iive Camp w. 0. W, Officers Olive Camp W. 0. W., installed the ollowing officers for 1917: J1. F. Fend cy, C. C.; W. 0. Capps, A. is; J1. N. iigon, Banker; WV. E. Cisson, C. ; lt. B. ~lazener, E.; S. C. Chapman, W.; D. dIcCollum, S. ; W. D. Freeman, Mana ~er. After the installation the camp cave Mr. Fendley a silver table set as a .oken for his services. Liberty Singing Convention The Liberty township singing conven tion will meet with the Easley Mill No. 3 Baptist church the third Simnday in January at 1.30 o'clock. Everybody in vited to come and bring songbooks. W. Fi. CHIRJSTOPHER, Sec.