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l , SOFFICALPICKENS SENTINE N PRICE OFN PICKENS COUNTYEr Established 1871 Vo1uinO 46 PICKENS, S. C., FE BRUAIY 1, 1917 Nme $ 9 I m ~------- ---- - -- - - Farmkers in Full Con trot in No'th Dakota Bismarck, N. D. -North Dakota Is now to hold for some time the center of the United States stage! A kind of government new on this continent or i *nywhere else is about to take hold of ..the machine here! It is a farmers'.gov ernment from top to bottom and all the way acrossl That is one novel thing about it. Then it Is strictly nonpartisian, being chosen by the farmers for reasons of their own and without the least regard to party lines. It is also a government that owes nothing to any politician on earth and no corporation, bank, railroad or interest has a single string on it. Few of the men who are about to take office ever held office before. None of the men that put them there had any previous experience in politics. At the last election the farmers, in re volt, captured the legislature, all the state offices except one and what is still more important, grabbed oft the supreme court. They will now rup the whole shooting match from A to Izzard. They can pass any law they please and nothing this side of thesupreme court of the United States can interfere. It is the biggest revolution that ever occurred in any state in this union. North Dakota has been from the be ginning just a fine old pocket borough for the interests. The railroads, banks, elevators and grain men had an ironclad combination that ruled the politics of the state the way a bugko mate used to rule a Cape Horner. Do what you're told, keep still or get hurt. Today there isn't a railroad politician, grain agent or corporation valet in the state that dares peep. The farmers are the whole cheese. Also, they have introduced a new sys tem for choosing 'Men for office. They start out literally to let the office seek the man. When it became evident last spring that they were likely to win out, a fine crop of their dear old friends and college chummies sprang up all about the state offering the glad hand and pulling for this office or that. All they ever got was the icy stare and the swift kick. Instead of listening to the dulcet notes of these charmers, the farmers went about hunting for good men that were on the level and not job hunters. Their candidate for governor, for in stance, Lynn J. Frazier, was steering a plow over his wheat lands when he was chosen. The committe wanted to tele phone him and had to wait until he could be summoned to the house. He was the most amazed man inAmerica and though t it was some kind of a joke. But he quickly showed that no error had been made about him. He had nev er made a set public speech in his life, but he jumped into the campaign and turned out to be 'a crackerjack. ie made more than 200 speeches. lie got 81,000 in a total vote of about 102,000 that's all. The name of the organization that put all this over is the Farmers' Non-par tisan Political league. It is only two years old but has 40,000 enrolled mem bers of the 50,000 farmers in North Dai kota. It works with a newv scheme and new * method. Every farmer that joins pays for his membership. Formerly the an nual fees were $6. Nowv they are $16 for two years in adlvance, andl practical ly every man whose first year's sub scrip~tion has expiredl is renewing at the new rate. Newv members are put on the rolls by personal interviews. The league owns 140 automobiles andl keeps a corps of or ganizers always in the field. The monov' received is used to carry on this work and to publish the league's paper, the Leader. This paper started in September, 1915, on a shotstring and now has 65,000 cir* culation. The league has lately acquired a daily paper at Fargo and owns the only photo-engraving plant in North Dakota. Branch leagues are being formed in other states. The welcome the idea has received causes northwestern pboliticians to view the movement with pain and ex treme disgust. It looks as if an entir~ely new deal was on in this part of the world. Nobody can join the league except an actual tiller of the soil, so there is no chance for others to come In and get possession of the thing. The thing that had most to do with the creation of the league was the de plorable state of the farmers in North Dakota as a result of 57? varieties of gouge and swindle practiced by railroads, banks, .money. sharks, elevator com bines, commission men and others. Government, as conducted by the in terests, merely assisted the plunderers. Farm Loan Act May Be Discussed Her We believe that the new U. S. fari loan law will ultimately prove' to be ti greatest blessing the farmers ever r ceived from congress. But it will n benefit those farmers who do not tal advantage of its opportunities. As y the farmers generally do not unde stand the details of the law, but it wi be to their advantage to find out. There should be several farm los associations in Pickens county, and the farmers show enough interest in tI matter a meeting will be called to I held at the county seat and men wt are familiar with the workings at provisions of the farm loan law will I on had to fully explain all about it. Those who join a farm loan associ tion may borrow money for any lengt of time from five to forty fears at rate of interest not to exceed six px cent and probably less, and there at other benefits to those who comply. The government has given the farmi the means whereby he may help himsel It is now up to the farmer. No othi set of business men would pass such n opportunity by. We don't believe ti farmer will. Talk it over -yith your neighbor an have the meeting called so you ma~ learn more about it if you want to. Oolenoy News Notes Miss Pearl Sutherland of the G.W.C is spending a few days with homefolkc Miss Hallie Jones, who recently sul ferred a relapse of measles and whos condition for a time seemed quite seri ous, is now convalescing. Mrs. P. Bower Martin of Greenvill< is spending some days with her parenti here. Her father, who has been indis posed for some tinie, is improving. Messrs. Robert Baker and Ossie Hen drix were here Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Keith of Pickeni spent the week-end with the former'. mother, Mrs, J. D. M. Keith, whos< condition, we regret very much to say is unimproved. And in this regret w4 voice the sentiment of the entire com munity, for she is a woman much love( by this people. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lynch were thi Sunday guests at the home of S. B Edens. Miss Merle Hendrix of the Picken: graded school spent the week-end wit homefolks. Much Measles at Six Mile There is a real epidemic of ineasle in this section now. Garcie Lee of Furman has been calle to the bedside of his father, who ha been very serious with measles We are sorry to report Mrs. B. H Dunean is in a very critical condition a present. Several of the family hav measles. There are eight in bed with measle at Rev. .1. E. Merck's. None of th family has ever had it. Other families who have them are a foilows: Bob Waldrop, A. R..Garrett G. M. Masters, M. H. Evans, WV. G Pressley, Ri. L. Alexander, and others Born, un to Mir. aind Mr's. I. M. D~urham a daughter. Mr. Isaac is a gren farmer. Mr. and Mrs. WV. G. Przessley ar vis iting the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs M. H. Evans. JIule Durham and family of Senece visitedi relatives in this section Sundlay Mr. lForest Murphy of~ Praters is yer' sick with pineumioiai. The Sentinel's Honor Roll New subscriptions since last issue: L. D~uckwvorth, S. A. D uck worth, Tru man Rogers, G. E. Williams, II. A. IHa~ good, Rev. S. M. Jlones, R. WV. Sammons Renewals: R. E. Steele, ..L. Looper We thank you. about $50,000,000) on the wheat ero alone. Between farmer andl consume about 50 cents on each bushel disappear edl into hands that had no right to take i The league's program provides for sa utary reforms in the state governmeni but nothing to scare anybody. Statt owned and operated elevators, state ha insurance, state rural creditsystem, ta> ation reform, and the state developmer of the lignite deposits are the chi< features. The main object of the league is to s< cure a rational brand ~of governmer conducted for the beneftof the majorit of the population instead of the benef of railroads and banks. It will be novelty for North Dakota-and -son other regions. SOUTH C I Come-to-Sunde *e February t For All Sunday Schools te The Sunday Schools of Sou Attend the Sunday S( n Take a if e Large Posters, Programs, Blan 0 sheet explaining how to make the d d Sunday School on request to e gThe South Carolina Sur 802 Chapman Building I h a - - ,r Mrs. W. R. McKinney Dead Mrs. Sonora Lee Glazener McKinney died at her home in the Eastatoe section of Pickens county last Saturday, Janu ary 27, after a short illness. Death was due to the bursting of a blood vessel in the head. Funeral services and burial l took place at Cross Roads church Mon d day afternoon and were conducted by Rev. S. M. Jones. Mrs. McKinney was born at Brevard, N. C., July 8, 1889. She joined the church when about fourteen years of I age and was a member of the Brevard I Baptist church at the time of her death. She was married to W. R. McKinney, September 1, 1916, and is survived by her husband, father, two brothers and e one sister. She was a daughter of B. N. Glazener, a prominent citizen of the E Cross Roads community. Mrs. Glazener will not only be missed h 4 in her home but in the entire community t - where she lived. Many friends sympa thize with the bereaved, who are weep- C - ing for one whose place cannot be filled. F There is art epidemic of grip and 0 pneumonia in this county at present. f THE PICKEN! With the "ALL WINTER Biggest, Besi ou om - Our paper the Local, Col jortant State x Weekly Kanja IIlas the world news. "The Progress the South's leadir weeldy, of which can tell by a man'i he reads ;t or not.' ers' Business Boo4 s msued by the Pi er and ;B a siplifu rng farm accounts. card-board cover. "Today's" Mag cy ontaining eles - much good reading uly, while "IThe monthly, will be fc t I to all and lielpft daughtters. The Grabovinel v~aretzes seleted~ growing. TIhe total value of a year's subscription for our puaber and a year each for the otiwer pulications of tihe "ALL WiNTER READING" - Club, together with the Fasrmners' - Busines Book and the Grajevince is me -than four dollars. "The Progressive Farinae-" stanldo back of thi scriptions one year cach to all the publications era cr.. Business Bo'ok and the four grapevinea. We r, Poffer as every publication named is clean,.-interest Book and the Grapevines will prove valuable to ye FILL iN AND MAIL, SEND OR I accept the "ALL WINTER R 11 at Name _____________ Address__________.__ at y e Send Uis $2.50 RoLINA y-School Day 11, 1917 - p tL of All Denominations , b C< w th Carolina Invite You to' .hool of Your Choice Friend a] T i ks for getting new scholars and a ay a success furnished free to any F day School Association is Spartanburg, S. C. d Rev. A. S. Whitmire Dead it Rev. "Andy" Whitmire died at the home of his son, 1. A. Whitmire, a mer Jhant in the Pleasant Grove section. (if c Pickens county, Friday afternoon, Jan uary 26, after an extended illness of a -omplication of diseases. Funeral ser vices and burial were held at Oolenoy 3hurch Sunday, being conducted by Rev. v J. E. Foster and attenaed by a large con- t -ourse of sorrowing friends. a Mr. Whitmire was 78 years old, a well inown and pioneer Baptist preacher of h he mountain section of Pickens and E Pransylvania counties and had been a C onsecrated church aand Sunday schakol p vorker practically all his life. His b hurch membership was at Peters Creek. P le also served throughout the civil war s a Confederate soldier. al He is survived by his wife, who was a liss Rebecca Trotter before marriage, bree daughters and two sons as follows: st Irs. Nelson of Michigan, Mrs. Laura lark of Greenville, Mrs. J. S. White of a olenoy, I. A. Whitmire of Oolenoy, and ht ugene Whitmire, who is in the West. de May the God whom Mr. Whitmire S Brved so well comfort the bereaved nes who have the sympathy of many iends. th a SENTINELL READING" Club is our t Bargain. R R contain all tt Wty and ;m- p) ews. "The M I tyStar" A and general at re ve Farmer' is I g Agricultural at t ;8 said. "you A ifarm whether 'PARMERS la "The Farm- UsiNMSS BOOX at and Almanac" ALMANAC ogressve Farm. U d form for keep. sa Forty page, . = .10 szine is amonth. nu stories and i for all the fam. Housewife." a h ud intereeting i to wife and (Ne are of four I for Suthwr oSOuhrnp~efrtdEBget 4jBest Bargain is given in last l;ne of this anoflunce- a - ~menu. All acceptances are to Ixe sent to our office and ;ncluclee one year's renewal 94/or new subscription t u . Dpel~r' toou ii remarkable offer and will supply the sub. pt our own an'l will also scnd you the Fann. :commendl your immediate acceptance of this mn ing and useful, while the Farmers! Business d1i u. h BRING THIS FORM TO US ~s EADING" Club, (11er: hi ei ount $ Date.......... for Tisl Club lay Issue $250,000 Pickens Road Bonds "The Pickens county delegation ex ,ctsto introduce a bill soon to authorize ie issuance of $250,000 worth of road )nds to be used for road building in this iunty,'" said Representative Findley, ho spent Sunday and Monday with his Lmily in Pickens. Continuing he said, After the bonds are issued we also ex ct to ger some money from the feder government for the same purpose. bis will enable a good beginning to be ade on the roads and if the people ant more they may vote for it." Mr. indley explained that a great number his constituents had asked if the leg lature could not give the county some irly relief as to roads which the pires it road system could not give and the 2legation had about decided that the L)ove plan would be best. This will be iteresting news to every citizen of the >uity. There is no doubt but there is a irge and growing sentiment in Pickens unnty for better roads. Mr. Findley states that so far the leg ;lature has not done Very Iuch work. here will be so many prohibition bills itroduced that he has not fully decided rhich one he will support, but believes lie majority of the house members favor irtight prohibition. Both Pickens county inembers of the ouse of representatives voted for the radford bill to submit to the ipeople a institutional amendment which would revent the legislature from imposing a :nd issue upon any county unless the 3ople voted for it. Messrs. Finley and Pickens both voted rainst the bill allowing each circuit dge $500 extra for traveling expenses. A petition asking for an airtight atewide prohibition law and signed by large number of Pickens county voters s been sent to the Pickens county legation at Columbia. Word from nator O'Dell states that he favors ch a bill and he is inclined to think at it will pass. Mt. Carmel Locals Division No. 1 of the Piedmont Asso ation, W. M. U., held a very helpful id interesting meeting at Mt. Carmel iturday, the 20th inst. The devotional rvice was conducted by the pastor, ev. W. L. Coker, after which lie rned the service over to the division 'esident, Miss Mayme Williams, and rs. B. "D. Lathem, secretary. Mrs. (G. King of Easley and Miss. H. H. right of Greenville made fine talks, id several interesting *papers were ad on the work by members. A fine ogram was carried out during the day d was very interesting to all present. sumptuous dinner was served by the. lies in the W. 0. W. hall nearby. The C. C. club met Saturday evening the hospitable home of Mrs. J. Bird )oper, with Misses Mayme and Jessie >oper as hostesses. It is needless to y they all had a fine time and en yed the evening very much. Refresh ents wer'e servedl and a goodI turnout is had despiite the had roads.5 Married, by L. L. Smith, notary pub ,Mr. Lee Julian and Miss Cora Lee nith, on the 21st (lay of .January, 1917. ay success and happiness attend( this Lpp~y couple through life. The following oilicers have been eetedl andl installed to serve the Cross ains W.O(.W. camp for the year 1917: t., F. H. Ponder; C., W. A. Looper; ,L. L. Smiith; E. , .J. N. Looper; W., A. IHitt; S., MI. It. IDay : manager, W. H olcombe; physician. IDr. W. M. TI. I lolcoimbe and IHomer Thompo '( two of the moist accooda~t inig hoys the countriy. It \(L lou dnt helieve it, k the Mt. C armel school teac'heri. E~asley Negro Killed by Train FMasley correspondent of' thle Green - lle News: E'noch WValters, i niegro 'ing on a farm near E'asley, was und deadl on the railroad track one ile east of town at an early hourm inlri tny morning. Ils skuill was c'ruished, wving receivedI a sever'e lick above onie -e and~ the fingers of one hand were it oflf. Walters sec'uredi a gallon oPt hiskey from the exp~ress oflice here ~sterday and it is presumed that lie ~came drunk and sat down on the end1( a crosstie and grasping the rail with ec hand when he was struck by some amn, it not being known just what ain gave the fatal blow. J. J. Sammons, a highly respected tizen, died at his home near Green lIe last week. Hie was the father of hiomas S. Sammons of Pickens County. Congressman Finley of the Fifth con ressional district of South Carolina ed last wveek. ils home was in York Farmers Urged to Or der Fertilizer Early The shortage of freight cars may ser iously delay the fertilizer movement and defeat the "plant early" idea that is be ing advocated by everyone engaged in the anti-boll weevil campaign. As 4 rule, the average faimer does not con cern himself over railroad problems, car shortages, etc., because relatively few lf them ship in car-load quantities, but if the present car shortage exists at the time when the farmers usually order out their fertilizer, no matter whether the luantity is one ton or a car load, if the ears cannot be had in greater numbers than the present supply, many farmers will be disappointed by not receiving his fertilizer in time to plant his cotton and Aher crops early and thus take the first practical step to get ahead of the boll weevil. The Farm 1improvenent Department i trying inl every way it can to induce il farmers to order out their fertilizer immediatelY in order that they may not b5e dissapointed by delays owing to car shortage, congestion at terminal points' and many other reasons which may cause serious loss if this important plt of the farmers work is not attended to before it is too late. Next to early plowing and preparation probably there is no more important thing for the farm er to do than to order his fertilizer out in advance of the time lie needs it. Roanoke News 'he box supper at Roanoke school house last Friday night was a grand suc cess. There were several nice boxes and they all brought very good prices. About twenty dollars was realized and will be used to buy a new sanitary drink - ;ng fountain and for other school pur goses. The school is progressing very icely now under the supervision of Prof. Earl Givens. Willie Sammons, son of Mr. and Mr. S. H. Sammons, left last Wednesday for Durant, Okla., where he will visit rela tives. Joel Allgood was visiting in the Mont vale section last Sunday. Messrs. Toni and Taylor O'Dell at tended the singing at Bethlehem Sunday afternoon and report some fine singing. The continued bad weather has got ten some of the roads in a bad fix. Hope we will soon get them worked out.. Robert Morgan of the Praters section was visiting friends in our section Sun day. Pleasant Grove News Rain and mud are most plentiful now lays and farm work is at a standstill. We are having the most sickness in Lhis section the past three weeks that we have had for several years. W. L. Green, who has been critically I, is much improvedi at this writing. Riley Moody and hi.s4 little son Fred of areenv'ille were at the bedside of his father-in-law, WV. La. Green, last Satur lay and Sunday. Mi's. G. M. Fort ner has been confined to heri room several dlays with grip). I leniry Jonies, our mail carier'jH on routie ii, has been transferred to Dacus villec to take charge of a daily mail at that place. We regret losing Mr.,Jones on route 1i. but hope. our loss w~ill be hi gain, lie has served us about eighteen mionths, and ,while on this route he wo ar good lolt ofI fiendiis and the con ii denlce of the pecopili Mr. andu .\l r~. G rover I ace o f Marui - etta ri ouie 1 v isi tedl the latter's parenlts, -i und Mrl A. T. '' Fortner, last Sun d ay. I'. G;. S. lin. iunto Mr. and Mrs. ('. C. D~avis - li l'iL''ins Mill village, ,Jaucu'~y Sumnmary of the News in this Edition of The Sentinel P'ershing's troops have begun evae uation of Mexico. Senate wvorks overtime to clean slate. Big British cruiser sunk. Rivers-Harbors bill passes I louse. Paper cost worries piublishers. bansing protests to Carranzta. Fighting unabated near Riga. New temporary qiuar.ters for Ameri can troops. Villa and Zapata form alliance. Doings of the State General Assem bly during the past week. -May make starch of potatoes. Bankers drop tax suit, Cadets to attend inauguration.0 Short state news items. PICKENS COUNTY NEWS.