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OF~iCIA PAPFR N SR~~o IC Established 1871-Volume 4- PIUKENS, S. C., APRIlL 26, 1917 Produce Prices 30 Years Ago and Now It many be interesting to many of our readers to see a comparison of prices of some farm products thirty years ago and now. We take theifollowing price lidt from The Pickens Sentinel of April 28. 1887: Granulated sugar, 6tc pound. Bacon, 9e pound. Hams, 16c pound. Lard, 8 and 9c pound. Corn from stores, 70c bushel. Corn from wagons, 60c bushel. Oats, 65c bushel. Flour, $5 to $7 barrel. Rice, 44c pound. Kerosene oil, 10. c gallon. Cotton, eggs, butter or other produce was not listed. The following market prices were furnished us yesterday by Folger, Thornley & Co.: Granulated sugar, 10c pound. Bacon, 24c pound. Hams, 25c pound. Lard, 18 and 25c pound. Corn, $1.75 bushel. Oats, $1.00. Flour, $12 to $13.60. Rice, 10c pound. Kerosene oil, 20e gallon. You will notice quite a difference in the prices now and thirty years ago. The farmers are not only paying more now for what they buy, but are getting more for what they sell. It might not be out of place to men tion here that tho The Sentinel was not - near as large and newsy a paper then as as it is now the price of it is the same $1.50 then and $1.50 now. Pickens- Old Vet Offers Services A dispatch from Washington says: That the patriotic fever that is sweep ing the country is not confined to any one section is demonstrated in a letter addressed to the president of the United States by one of the survivors of Gen. Wade Hampton's cavalry. lie is the father of Representative Hamlin of MLsouri, who moved from Pickens county immediately after the war and located in Missouri. lie was chaplain in Hampton's cavalry, an intimate friend and admirer of the great chief tan. lie addressed the following letter to the president, which typifies the spirit of the men' who fought under Wade Hampton: "I tender you my servicesi in defense of this government olf ours. I served through the Civil war in Gen. Wade Hampton's cavalry, was graded as tile second best rider in the regiment, was not unhorsed during the war. "I am 88 yearts Old; never had a hone broken; my hearing and eyesight are fairly good for a man ol my age; weigh 174 pounds. If you can use me, com mand mo." Punpkintown "Deadhead" Stuff The mnore~ mail we.( get frm Jackson * ville, Fla., t be more we ar inclinued to think that it is .Jackson-still. A man was seen some little time ago * who said that he was searching for Pumpkin town. lie said that if he could * get to this to~wn he thought'he would be safe in case of war'. We firmly be 1iqve that that nmn was actually trying to pretend that our city is hard to see. Considermng the prices, one might suppose that radium is deriv'ed from *meat andl bread, or that meat andl bread, is derived from radium - we don't know v exactly which. WV. D). Hendricks,.lJr.. of P'leasant Grove section has p~urchasedl a Ford touring ear. Every'body else about here, inicludinug ye pencil pusher, wants one. Pleasant Grove S1unday school reor organized Sunday, April 1; and elected V. TP. Hlardin as superintendent. You are invited to come every Sunday at 2 p. m. Mirs. Henry Burgess of the Pleasant Grv Section is critically ill at the time this is written. . Cinge. *. Pickens Produce Market m IurretedI weekly b~y i'o~ir. 'rhona~y mmi A , Cotton, pound .. .0 Corn, bushel. . $1.75 Peas, busheL - . 2.50 Cane seed, bushel ..2.00 Hams, pound ....- - 2 PEggs, dozen. .... .25 Butter, pound .- ... .25 CGhickens, pound.. . .12 TJhe spring sale and turkey dinner given by the ladies of the Methodist church last Friday was a sucem,~' more than $80 being r'ealzed Along Little Eastatoe Lois, the 8-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs. A. T. Winchester, who hal been so low for several weeks, is nov almost well. She was able to atten Sunday school last Sunday for the firs time in three months. J. W. Batson of Greenville has beei visiting J. It. Meece. Mr. Meece mad< a business trip to Greenville in his cal 'last week. Farm work is very much behind thii spring. 'Some corn has been planted but no cotton seed yet as we know of Small grain will be very light this year Ben T. Winchester, who has been at tending school at Six Mile Baptist acad emy since the close of Antioch school is at home for a few days. Elzie E. Meece, oldest son of J. It Meece, who has been gone for abou eight years, is here on a ten days'vaca tion. le has a job as private detectiv< for Uncle Sam. lie says he has bee1 in every state in the Union and fourteei states in the Old Country since he lef home. It is right interesting to hea him. tell of his travels. Walter Mecce. who has been workini in a machine shop in Greenville for th past year, is on a few days' visit to hi: parents, Mr..and Mr.s. J. It. Meece. Edd Bowen of Norris was in this sec tion one day last week on business. 11 sold the Ifenry Bowen machinery to .) R. Mecee, and Mr. Meece is contem plating putting ulp a regular wood working machine shop. We are glid t< have all such enterprises go up in om settlement and country. We like to se( the wheels of progress roll, war or nc war. Mrs Va:h irngton G alloway has Ie turned to her home in Rosman, N. C., after spending the winter with her daughter, Ilrs. .. L. Murphree, of thik county. Mr. Daniel Winchester passed his 80th birthday on the 9thdayof January, 1917, and he is still hale and hearty. lie i still able to do work on the farm, antl he has done a lot of work on his mill wheel and race this winter and spring, We sincerely hope he will live to se( many more pleasant birthdays. Say. Mr. Taxpayer from Pickens R3 we thank you. We are glad to knov sonicone reads our articles with inter est. We will write on the road questioi again sometime in the near future. MOUNTAIN SrnoUT. Mt. Carnel Notes Farm work on this side of the county made considerable progress the past vleek, tho there is a lot of land to be prepared and planted yet, and the farm. ers will have to get a hustle on if they succeed in making as large food crops as they are being urged to m.ke. The cry will be the ground is loo hard to plow. The C. C. e'luh was delight Cully enter tained by Nrs. I. P. Ilah. y Saturday afternoon. At the close of the meeting an ice coursg and cake wvas ser'ved by the hostess. Miss Ev'a-Holeombie hats joined the Ford gang and Grady Wiiams' has joined the new gang known as the Chevrolet, but is yet a little nervous over his experience. Ruperf Farr, Misses Nannie Hol combe nnd Lois Lathem attended the closing exercises at the Tigerville high school Ist Fridaty night and report a fine time. Miss Emma Ferguson, one the teach cera in the Zion high school, spent Satur day andI Sunday at home and attended .Sunday school. Mrs. Ben G. lField of Pickeuns spent the week -end withI her father, .Josephi Loope ~r. Honor Roll Cedar Rock School First Grade -- Rufus Porter, Norai Henry, Ora lienry, Clovie Anthony, Bruce Bagwell. Second Grade-- -Elaine Anthony, Nellic Davidson, John D~uckworth, Estelle Me Collum. Third Grade -J.1acoh Porter, Ada Me t Collum, Bula Porter. Fourth Grade Ora .Julian, Willi.an Phillips. Fifth Grade - -Ben Singleton, Clillor' Blagwell, Eiene Anthony, Cora Single ton, Kate Norris, Clifford Julian, Clauw PhIllips, H ensuley Porter, Lawrene< Porter. Sixth Grade--El~a Maude Julian,. Seventh Grade-Clifton Singleton. Eighth Grade-Addie JTulian, Christa Carson. Ninth Grade---Ida Phillips. BENNIE UUClWOR'rn, Principal. Cleano--Kleans clothes, rugs. laces Now, More Should All Good ( For Their C< The Pickens Sentinel is at the county seat of Pick( It is the oldest paper ir forty-six years old next wE Official paper of the cou Largest paper in the cou Prints more news than county. Has a larger circulation the county. t The Sentinel prints all tl war and state news, and rr ens county news. It is the people's paper. Every good citizen of subscribe for The Sentin we have the better papervs Get your neighbor to sul You help us and we will Subscription price is $1. six months, 50 cents for fo THE PICKEN PICKENS The civic preparedness meeting held at the court house last Saturday was attended by about fifty interested and intelligent farmers and about twenty five ladies. Many farmers were lept away by the busy work season !tev. W. If. Mills of Clemson College and ex Gov . F. Ansel were the' speakers and they pointed out quite convincingly the necessity of our farmers raising more foodstuffs this year than ever be fore. They did not advise anyone not to raise cotton, - but pointed out that even if cotton brought a high price it was quite probable that no food could be secured from other sections of the country at any price. The safest way is to raise our own food. Both speak ers were frequently applauded. 1). J. Fant, the well-known engineer evangelist, will preach in the 'ickens Methodist church on the first Sunday in May at 3:30 p. in. A song service conducted by irof. R. M. Bolding will begin at 2:30. Tie public is cordially invited. Fant has a message the peo ple should hear. Religion, Withstandin: vived Through the A A ET utnuiiber of t lhe peop menl and women wvith the EX PERI ENCE. Maniy ye .J0.108 W~IlEN THIEY AR1 E C to ( ()0P TO CH1URCH, but, flippa One grea't writer saidl, "W H() HESTl POOLS BE." Another s 18 -\ IAYD-N IJOS TPill NG." (lhe ziget. Onei hates to think ul IX)IUSNElSS. And yet t here are~ Illappily they aire ini the greati they will soon be mov-ed by the, o)ver thle hind. Ina njany 'hu rebi SP~LENDiD .\TTPENJI).\NCE l 1 THE DAY IS GONE WHEN CHURCH IS ALL RIGHT FOR OLI TO ANY OF THE GREAT CITIES THE REAL BIG MEN, THE ME DIVINE SERVICE. THEY ARE P1 NO, INDEED, THE CHURCH -IS WEAK. IT IS FOR THE YOUNG ERYDODY, FROM THE HIGHEST WILSON HAS EMPHATICALLY( GO TO CHURCH MOVEMENT. UC you are one oCf the younxg ii GO TO CHURCH appeal and r are to bo commended. But von .that friend of yours who is ine*Iinci CHURCH throng. Argue with h the right way. If you do this, ym' Get him to 00 TO CIIURCi Get him to GO FVPny sti Than Ever Ditizens Subscribe >Unty Paper , the only paper published ns county. the county and will be ek. ity. nty. any other paper in the than any other paper in te most important general, lakes a specialty of Pick Pickens county ought to 31. The more subscribers ve can give you. >scribe. help you. 50 for a year, $1.00 for ur months. 3 SENTINEL ,S. C. R. A. Bowen has returned from a pleasant visit to his son Charlie at Central, and daughter, Mrs. Ifolder, at Calhoun. According to a story in the Greenville News, the preliminary survey of the proposed Bankhead military highway will be made from Atlanta to.Greenville via Anderson county instead of' Pickens county. Smith's Grove Baptist church will be dedicated next Sunday. Rev. ). W. Hiott will preach the sermon. Other ministers will be present. All day ser vices will be held and dinner will be served on the ground. Everybody is in vited, good singers especially. Rev. T. r. Durhmnn is pastor of the church. We see by the Christian AdvoC.ate ,hat Mrs. George F. Kirby of St. Mat hews is in a Columbia hospital, where dhe was operated on fIor appendicitis. lhis will he bad news to her many riends here, where she is well known. SIr. Kirby was pastor of the Methodist Ahurch here several years ago. Cynicism, Hias Sur= ges. (1o to Church. ung peopled who) seema to RRE X1LLED) C'VNICS lnot only fail intly refer to thle miovemnlt. (Churilce havie suri vived through nuI w ~ouhl be(:4ouwI ofi I hiis world( sou yon pbeople who are dlis ioitybi, and~ it is cetaini thai X\.\NINN Oh' REL4IGION IT CAN BE SAID THAT THE ) WOMEN AND CHILDREN. GO IN THE COUNTRY AND NOTE N YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW, AT tOVD TO BE SEEN IN CHURCH. NOT FOR THE OLD AND THE AND STRONG. IT IS FOR EV TO THE LOWEST. PRESIDENT lIVEN HIS APPROVAL TO THE *en who has beeni reached b~y the ow regularly attend church, you can do more. You can induce 1 to cynicism to join the GO TO imn. Plead with him. Show him i'll be doubly rewarded1. 1 niext Sunday. DAY. Mrs. Annie Parsons Haynes Mrs. Ilaynes was born in 1850. Died April 25, 1917, and was buried the fol lowing day at Bethlehem church. The funeral was conducted by the writer at the residence of the decna5ed. Mrs. Haynes was the daughter of the late Samuel Parsons'of near Central. In the year 1868 she was married to Mr. Harper Haynes. As a result of this union there were fourteen children, thirteen of whom are now living. She is also survived by sixty grandchildren, and of this number fifty-two are living. Forty-five years ago Mis. Ilaynes made it public profession of faith in our Lord and on that statement was baip tized into the fellowship of Enon Baptist church and remained a consecrated member to the day of death. Itseems that her mission in this world was to do good-to be a benediction to others. and when she could no longer serve she wis anxious to go home. To her aged husband and sorrowing chil dren, as well as other relatives, we ex tend the sympathy of the entire comn mun i ty. F. It. .MCC L~ALNA uu-, Liberty, S. C. Good Meeting at Cateechee Rev. .1. L.. Willis, pastor, ha1,s just recently closed a series of meetings at the Cateechee Baptist church, ihe result of which was59 accessions to the church, 41 of whoin were by experien'e. The baptizing took place last Sunday, the 22d inst., at 3.30 p. iml., near the mill, and was witnessed by one of the largest congregations Cateeclie has ever had. At 7.30 the same night the audience had the pleasure of hearing a talk from Rev. C. Courtney, a representative of the Rescue orphanage at Columbia, after which a collection was taken up illand a nice sum realized for that. institution. Brother Willis is doing a grnnd work at Cateechee and the I ord is crowning his work with success. As stated in this correspondence be lore, the Odd Fellswa lodge is doing at great deal toward Christianizing the people of this town. B. Birthday Celebration On Saturday, April 7, a combinec birthday celebration in honor of Mrs. J, T. Chastain and Rev. J. A. White was celebrated and enjoyed by many friendv and relatives of the two at the home of Mrs. Chastain. The (lay was mostly spent in singing and conversation. About one o'clock the crowd gathered around and with thankful hearts partook of de licious food which had been prepared by the hands of many good ladies. We feel grateful to our Heavenly. Father for sparing these dear people to see so many happy birthdays, this being the 59th for Mr. White and the 55th for Mrs. Chastain. May. lie let these dear souls he with us many more such birth day.s. 'There were about 65 pre oeg from Pickens., Greenville gnd counties. P isFlo!, Barns Br Easley Progress. On last Sunday night the barn of ~John Melton, who lives on the H. Lang Clay ton place near ILiberty, was destroy.. ed by fire. All the fodder, hiay,'figrm ing tools, etc., together with eight hand of mules, were consumed by the fire. I he loss will h~e about $3,d000, with no insurance. Tlhe' origin of thd firce is un k now'n. Fire ofI uta i:now~tn origina dest royedl thle barn of Tr. E. Hlunnicut t at Gle'nwood mills Thursday night last between I10 and 11 o'clock. The fire dlepartnment responded, but were too late to save it. A horse andI a practicolly new Ford au tomobile were burned. L oss ai botu t .4 (. No insurance. Tlhe Sentinel's Honor Roll NICW HUBSClunBERs W. 1). Hendricks. F M McKee, WV F Ray, Mrs V 1I Cameron, R M Stewart, W E Hendricks, fl Rigdon, C If Grant, Lang N Anderson, Dr GA H Abernethy. Dr V V Collins, .J A Couich. T1 E Reece, Mrs Md J Cauley, Katie Williams, James T Powell, W J Lewis. We thank you. Nyal's Corn Remiover takes out. Keo wee Pharmacy. Mayor C. L. Cure ton Will Resign A petition has been brought by the State of South Carolina and E. H. Field against C. L. Cureton, praying that the ofice of mayor of Pickens be declared vacant on the ground that Mr. Cureton accepted a comm ission as Pickens county highway commissioner afterl he had beeni sworn in as mayor, and it is alleged that by accepting the place as commis sioner Mr. Cureton autoniatically va cated the ollieb of mayor. Judge Mendel Smith has signed an order requiring Mr. Cureton to appear before the court in Greenville on the 28th day of April, 1917, to show cause why the oflice of mayor of Pickens should not be declared vacant on the grounds set forth in the petition and complain t of the state and E,1. JI. lield. Tlhie state will be represented by Attorney-General Peeples and Mr. Field will he repre sented by J. 1. McSwain of Greenville. Vhen a.sked if he had any statement to make regarding the above-mentioned action, Mayor Cureton said that it did not afeet him in the least; that he had decided to resign as mayor before the petition was iled, and that he would probably resign at the nw t meeting ot' the (ity' council. Union Meeting Following i.s the programn of th'u union meeting of the Twelve Mile River Asso ciation to Le held with Fall Creek Unp tist church, Oconee county, A pril 28 and 29, 1917: Introductory - sermon Saturday at 11 o'clock by Rev. R. F. -Jones. Recess for dinner. A'TERNOON SE.ssIo:. Organize. First query: Can a person be a true Baptist without having a real mission spirit'? Opened by Re%. J. A. Bond and discuss-ed from 1.30 to 2.30. Second query: The duty -and respon sibility of the executive committee of' the Twelve -Mile Rivei' Association. Opened by Rev. It. F. Murphree and discussed from 2.20 to 4 o'clack. Night session to he arranged by the ulmon. SUNDAY MORNING Sunday school at 10 o'clock. Missionary sermon at 11 o'clock by Rev. M. J. Stansell. Devotionals at each service conducted by the moderator. * Song servi& conducted by Prof. I. M. Bolding and others. REv. '. R. AinEncntoA1em.n, 1). E. GAuu;TT, Coimmit tee. Union Meeting Following is the programt ot the union meeting of Pickens association, to be held with the Piekens Mill church, April 28 and 20,-.1917; 10.304&Organizat on - 11.'00-$qrmion byA. ie d A-fte'non iession -130 p. m: Dis cussion of' James 5:14-15. Opened by. A. M. Simmons. 2 'p. in. What is required of the Chris tian as taught in Mat t. 6:14-15. Opened by C. E. 1Robinson. 2.30io--Can we acquire true success without lollowing the teaching of' Matt. 3 Ji. ml. --Assigning homi's t'f dele gates. Night S'sshion, '.00) De)vot.ionals by .1. N. ,J e\ ; song ser-vice, ledI 1by R. I,. Ilenderson ; rma t a ble talk on mnissions. Sunday.- Voerning Session: Sunday schllOI; uisual se$4rvi'e. . 11 :'. m Address by TI. 0. Lawton; song ser'vice. All singers invited. All chureches ar'e urgently requested toi .nd delegates Ex. C:oMuTTTsE. Notice to Teachiers An' examninat ion for' teachers will be held inl the court house Friday, May 4,' examlinaltion) to commence at 9 o'clock a. me. All alpplicants must be at least ('ighteenl yvears. of' age. By order' of the State Board of Edu cation. R. T. HALLNM, Supet. of Education. At .Shady* Grove Church We are requested to announce tha~t Rev. W. T. A bbott will preach at Shady Grove church next Sunday, April 29, at 11 o'clock. Arthur Alleni is visiting his father, Tr. R. Allen, in Pickoe. Arthur is checking clerk in the munitions depart ment of the Richmond Locomotive Works at Richmond, Va., and recenltly got his foot badly mashed when a work man dropped a nline-inch shell on it. On account of the injury he wasi -given a week's leave of absqence.