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*OFICIAL PAPER t' 41salsd 87-Volunic 46 PICKENS. S. C., 1A ,1917ubr5 Death and Marriage On Pickens Route 3 D. W. Cantrell, Jr., died at his home near Holly Springs church, on Pickens route 3, Thursday night, April 19. after several weeks' Illness. Pneumonia, which developed from acase of measles, was the cause of his death. Mr. Can trell had lived in this community about eight years and was known to be an in dustrious man and a good citizen. He was an earnest worker in the church at Holly Springs, where he was a member, and helped in other good causes. Many friends attended the funeral services at Holly Springs Saturday afternoon, con dd6te'i by Rev. Mr. Hudson. Mr. Can trell is survived by his widow, two sons, Cephas and Walter, and one daughter, Mrs. John Edens, all of Pickens route 3. May God comfort the bereaved ones. A happy wedding took place at the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. MeD. Chappell, near Montvale school house, Sunday, April 22, when their daughter, Miss Nora, was united in the holy bonds of marriage to Mr. John Gravley of the Holly Springs section. Mr. Gravley is a son of J. Connie Gravley and spent several years in Mtntana. The bride is one of the most popular young ladies of this community, where her attractive manner and beautiful character has won for her many friends, who extend con gratulations, wishing for them all that they may wish. Dr. David M. Ramsay, presiden of the Greenville Woman's college and pastor of the Pickens Baptist church, preached an excellent sermmon at Mont vale school house the fourth Sunday af ternoon at 4 o'clock to an attentive gathering of people. A union Sunday school was organized after the service for the glory of God and the benefit of i little c ildren, and will be held at the sch ,use providdd the trustees do n j t. The officers elected were W. . ~ravley, superintendent; Roark Powell, assistant; McD. Chappell, see retary and treasurer. Montvale school closed a seven months session last Friday, April 27. The av erage attendance throughout the session was excellent, being above the average for a two-teacher school Fifty pupils were present on the closing day. The school has been in charge of 11. W. Hiott, with Miss Ruth Cameron, as sistant. Pleasant Grove Section News The old mn an" Jack Moody of Green ville paid his son Riley a short visit in this section last week. ). L. Barker went to Greenville on business last week and says while there he saw a German man. Jule and Tillman Hendricks have pur chased a Ford car. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel MeJunkin of Oolenoy visited P. . Rigdon and ian ily last Sunday There was a birthday dinner given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Fort ner on Sunday, April 22, in honor of Mr's. Fortnmer, who wais forty-five years old that (day. A good crowvd was pres ent and everybody seemedl to enjoy the occasion. Mrs. Fortner, before her marriage, was Miss Mollie Duncan of Belton and is a (laughter of James 11. Duncan, wvho now lives at Anderson.. The writer wishes that Mrs. Fortner may live to enjoy many more birthday dinners. Mrs. Mary .Jane Fortner is on a visit to her daughter, M rs. .Jane Phillips, .near Greenville. Robert Keith of Oolenoy was thru this section on business last week. ,Johnny Cox of this section now has about one hundred fat goats and we hope Mr. C2ox will let us celebrate a birthday dinne r for himi sometime be fore long. Are sure we would enjoy it very much, as .Johnny is a good talker any way. Absalom Tlalley. ,Jr., who has been disabled for sonme time with a sprained wrist is able to work again. P. G. S. Monroe (. Smith wvas in Anderson county last week on business and while there took dinner with his friend George LaBoon aind one of the delicacies on Mr. Lalloon's table was alfalfa. Alfalfa is a new dish for the plell and this was the first Mr. Smith had ever' eaten, lie said it was goodl andl tasted like turnip greens. In fact, when Mr. Smith was finishing his second plate full Mr. La Boon asked him if he knew what he was eating. "Sure," replied Mr. S., "tur nip greens.'' "No, "' said Mr. l,a~oon, ''that's alfalfa." I dlon't care," says Mr. S., "it's good; gimme some more." Mr. Smith says he feels more relieved about the food situation now that he has a friend "with'a -twenty-acre fild of alfalfa. Planting More Food stuffs in Pickens Co. Farmers from every section of Pickens county report that more foodstuff is being planted in this county this year than ever before. The farmers seem to be awake to the situation and know that the salvation of the country de pends upon them. People in town are also paying more attention to planting gardens. Dr. Hallum at the Pickens Drug Co. store says that he has sold more garden seeds this spring than ever before, and the same is true at other stores. The present indications are that with good seasons the people of Piekens county will not have to call on other sections of the country for something to eat this yeur. New Oolenoy School House Is Completed OOLE1NOY, April 22.-The finish ing of' a coat of white paint practi cally completes the replacing of the Oolenoy graded school building that was destroyed by fire a few days be fore the Christias holidays. The work was hegun the 3d of January. DuriT'Wthat month and the one, fol lowing the greater part of the vork was done-without even a glance at the weather calendar for that length of time we can readily recall those extreme conditions-with stoic perseverance a squad of hands work ed at the building while others, with teams oftentimes ankle deep ini mud or with their "shoulder to the wheel" of their own or a neighbor's wagon, to hel1) out of a bad pull, were en gaged in the arduous task of laying down .the lumber and other building imate rial. The contract was let to W. F. llendrick3 for the sum of $2,100, but those who are in position to es tiniate the actual cost are of the opinion that this will fall far short. The material throughout has been of the be't. The structure is a two-story one, the lower to be used for class rooms, the upper to be fitted up as an auditorium. It is modeled from a plan given out by the State and is in every respect modern. Plans abreast of the times were insisted upon. In many respects it is superior to the Old building-- -mistakes which were made in the one were corrected in the other. The spirit in which the citizens met this crisis which arose at the destruction of their school building is most notevorthy. They had sus tained a great loss-the loss of a building which was practically new ----a small debt still hung over it. It had been a hard struggle to get it. Many were opposed to the undertak ing. They thought that it would be out of keeping with other surround ings--but at last it was built-a pioneer, it stood in all this up-see tion. With its white coat, nestling as it were among the green hills, cuts of it were shown in educational jouirnals. Passersby rt iced and coni mented on it. Old people nodded ap provingly at it and spoke of the prog ress of the times. All were proud of it. But history is ever repeating it self. Memory goes back to the Judas of the twelve J)iseinle-; -to Bene-I diet Arnold of his time :and others I of ignoble fame. For a traitor had likewise arisen in our very midst, and at an early hour on that leaden Decembher night he left that magnificent school house in char're-l ruins. But thanks and honor to the courage of these citi zens who arose' with a dletermination to re-build and to do it better than bef ore- -to take another step near townard the ideal--"Truth c rushedl to earth will rise again."' From Rices Creek The people of this community are p)rogressing nicely with their farming. Mr. andl Mrs. W. H. Ellenburgvisited the latter's brother, Eugene Collins, near Six Mile, Sunday. Miss Belle Roper returned home Sat urday from Easley, after a wveek's visit with her brother. She reports ai nice time. Horn, April 16, to .\ r. and M rs. Alex. \Valdrop, a little girl. ,l . R. Jacnkson of ihmenan v'isi ted W.FV. Hanynes Sunday.-a Misses Myrtle Hughes and Zetta Gil lespie wer~e callers of Miss Tempie El Ienburg Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs C. G;. Garrett visitedl the latter's father. H. P'. Powell, Sunday. Charlie Smith and family visited Heni HIaynesi Sunday. D~avid Pressley and1( w.if IQspent the week-endl in Grieenv'ille wvith relatives. J1. M. Gillespie spent Saturday night with his brother, F". D). Gillespie. Misses Lake and Ida Roper visited1 their aunt, Miss Helle Roper, Sunday. Mrs. N. E. Hughes and little grand daughter, Ethel Hudson, visited Mrs. Butler Roper Saturday. ,John Atkinson and family visited at the homie of P. G. Nelson recently. - VIOLuA. Lewis.. Stock Powder is medicine. Keowee Pharmacy WANT TELEGRAPH OFFICE ESTAB Efforts are now being made to get an express office and telegraph office established in Pickens, as the following self-explanatory letters Will indicate. Other developments will likely soon take place regarding the establishment of these offices here and we hope to keel) our read ers posted as to. them. Following is a copy of a letter written by Sam B. Craig, Esq., to Frank W. Shealy, member of the South Carolina Railroad Commis sion: Pickens, S. C., April 19, 1917. lion. Frank W. Sheal'y, R. R. Com missioner for S. C. Columbia S C.: Dear Mr. Sheafy: The citizens of Pickens are very anxious to get an express office anl a telegraph office located at Pick ens. As it now stands we have to plhone all of our telegrams to Green. ville, S. C., a distance of 20 miles and frequently the line is busy and connection bad, and we are forced to send all telegrams and receive all telegrams by phone. T'he neurest express office is loca ted at Easley, S. C., a distance of eight miles from Pickens. Under the present system we have to pay forty cetits to get an express package from Greenville, S. C., a distancen 20 miles and the same pack ae can be sent from Greenville, S. C., to Walhalla, S. C., a distance of about R0 miles, for 25 cents. This seems to us that it is an injustice and we beg to get this matter be fore your Board for your consiider ation, and shall be glad that-you ad v+ie me what. s'l.a you require of us to get it before you. Please write me if we will have to take this mat ter u) before you by petition and about when can we be heard on the watter. The business of this place has --rown so that we feel as it would pay either of the companies to place an office at this place. The town has cotton mill, two banks, oil mill coun ty seat, and some of the best retail m1eraillf.He establishments in the up per part of the state. The town of Pickelns ;i not the only argumient that we have for this matter. The territory north of Pickens and west of Pickens, is fine farming country and in fact this office would affect one-half of the farming interest of P.ickens county. We have o.ne of the largest voting piecincts in the state, voting here and at the Pickens Mill almost one thousand votes. In giving you better idea of the people that would be served from these offices, we have six rural mail routes and one star route. Thanking: you for giving this mat te- proi.mpt attention, advising me at your. earliest convenient time, I am Truly yours, SANT 1. CRAIG. Following is a Copy of .1r. Shealy's reply to Air. Craig: Colm-hm!, April 25th, 1917. Air. Sam B. Craig, Pickens, S. C.: Dear Alr. Craig: I am inl receipt of yours of the 19th inst. In reply will say that I have this lty brought the matter to the at tention of the entire Board and we have taken the matter up in a for mal Vay with the companies inter Lsted and shall be pleased to inform Vou of such results as we may be Do You Believe In fi Manifest it by ( thalmt hie hlOieves inl a Supreo' W.*l II) MA.N lFI'AT.\TION I-'l8'lT.\Tl ION~ (of his' belief' in a rins t here. (Oni gre(at leaist Chrilss ami( Newv Year's thme e I-\l'-l?Y Sl'Nl).\Y is ai reast 4i AS A RESULT OF THE COI MOVEMENT THERE HAS BEEN TENDANCE IN THE CHURCHES. HAVE BEEN DEAF TO THE CALI MAKE UP YOUR MIND TO GO TO YOUR WIFE OF YOUR RESOLU'l LOOK ON HER FACE. TELL Y MAKE AN IMPRESSION ON THI ILL AFFORD TO ASK HIS CHIL REMAIN AWAY FROM DIVINE S Iii |I' l-: . The sermv ices ar cc t1. a lng. Y ou surely v ll.:'1-:1Tll .111-''HI N U. '.y gojig to (chu'reh~ reel better for it. It will helpa. ' 'if thle world. You'll hesitatem i mearnm thle reward of. righteousnes '.in, h~e a regular church-at temflarl ST.\ A1?TL N EXT~ SUNDIAY TO AND EXPRESS LISHED AT PICKENS able to obtain. You may rest assured that the entire Commission realizes the necessity of the things demanded by you and will use every means at our command to get such convenien ces for the town of Pickens and ad jacent community as is possible for us to obtain. Uith kindest personal regards, I anl Your friend, FRANK W. SHEALY. Commissioner. Following is a copy of a letter written by Mr. Shealy to the gener al manager of the Southern Express Co: Columbia, S. C., April 25, 1917. Mr. .1. B. 1ockaday, V. P. & G. M., Southern Express Co.,I 1 Atlanta, Ga.: Dear Sir: The copy of letter which I am en closing herewith is self-explanatory. The Commission is aware of the conditions existing at Pickens, S. C., and earnestly requests that you take such steps as are necessary to bring the needed results to the people of that town and to the community which an express office at Pickens would serve. We feel sure that you can obtain from the Pickens Rail road such considerations as are nee essary to bring these conveniences about, and in this connection the Commission will be pleased to join hands with you and with the Pick ens Railroad Company in any legiti mate way that will furnish the ser- I vice so much needed by these peo ple. We shaill awNait an early reply fromt you vVery truly yours, FRANK W. SIEALY. Coinmissioner. I olloing i '1opy of letter written by Mr. Shealy to superintendent of Weitern Union Telegraph Co.: Columbia. -\pril 25th, 1917. Mr. C. H1. Carroll, Supt., Western Union Telegraph Co., Charlotte, N. C.: Dear Sir: The copy of letter which I am en .losino herewith, i: !elf-explanatary. The Comm)ission is surprised to learr. of the condition as set out in this letter. We would be pleased for you to state your reasons why your con pany cannot iaintain a telegraph office in the town of Pickens, S. C. The Commission is well aware of the 'elephone C-on'itions that have been existiny for sonie time past between the to-vnr of Easley and Pichens, and we frankly admit that with the pres ent telephore service business of importance must necessarily he de layed at times. We shall be pleased to hear from you at a very early date. Very truly yours, FR1ANK W. SH1EALY, Commissioner. Second Sunday at Pisgah There will be a memorial service at Al t. Pisgah church in An derson county on Saturday before the second Sunday in May at 2.30 p. in. Addresses will he delivered by 11ev. H. K. Wiliais of Easley and Rev. .1. . anner of Pel zer. On the second Sunday there will be song and prayer service at 9.30 a.im. and preaching at 11. Dinner will be served on the ground and the unveiling of a monument by the W. 0. W. will take place in the afternoon. ad? Then.Outwardly Ioing to Church.4 me lhking. lI Iimumst g.ive OUTYI of thai~t bliefi. i love ' oflod, andl Ihal is byv hiiri'tl j Ib(e 101 h in o ( sod. 11Ie lhmys like l-:iter. Thlankmsgivinug. archeis mre lilled toi ovirllowing. -a ' lay. to. (ml> T(o ('11i1(.I1 JNTRY WIDE GO TO CHURCH A SPLENDID INCREASED AT. BUT THERE ARE MANY WHO ... IF YOU ARE ONE OF THESE. CHURCH NEXT SUNDAY. TELL ION, AND NOTE THE PLEASED OUR CHILDREN, AND IT WILL 3REN TO GO TO CHURCH AND ERVICE HIMSELF. re I NSTJilITTI \'.- .\ ND IJI.. nex t Sounda '. 80e ifr YOU don't. Oul to overiome the tornptations i hfoI0 xou (do a w roung act. 5in less its reward. If you want to < s andl avoidl the punishment of RE A Con:T 'I.'N (mimIrur 1 Army Wants 50 Men From Pickens County The authorities are asking for fifty men fronm Pickens county for the regu lar army before June 1. The regular army must be recruited to full war strength at once and the government is urging young men to join the colors. If you are going to join the army now s the time to do it. Don't wait to be :onseripted. Each county in the United States is being asked for a certain num ber of men between now and June 1, md fifty mon is Pickens county's pro ,ata share to recruit the regular army .o war strength. Anyone wishing to join the army may ipply to the nearest postmaster or to :he recruiting station at 1181 South Mlain street, Greenville, S. C. Smiths Grove Church Dedicated Last Sun. Smiths Grove' Baptist clhirch, located ibout half way between Easley and ibertv, dedicated their new house of vorship hist Sunday morning. Rev. ). W. Hiott preached the serion, his heme being "The Glorious Church. Pext: Ephesians 5:27. After the sermnon the dedicatory wayer was offered by Rev. W. M. Valker. Brother Walker was pastor vhen the church wvas built and led in he building of the house. lie made a ;hort talk before the sermon, giving a >rief history of the work. A few years ago Brother Walker he ,ame pastor of the Reunion Baptist .hurch, where they worshipped in a mnion building. Feeling that the church :ould do better work in a house of their nwn, he urged the church ro build. Bro. Nathan Smith, a big-hearted, generous man, gave a beautiful lot of land on wyhich to build, situated about a mile and a half from the old church. The name of the church was changed from Reunion to Smiths Grov , in honor of the man who gave the land. The new house is a commodious build ing, painted w'hite, and paid for. Tlel exact cost was not stated. A bountiful dinner was served on the ground at 2 o'clock. The clouds which were hovering at the beginning of the service had lifted during the sermon and the dinner hour was bright. In the afternoon splendid addresses were made by Rev. W. (,. Seaborn and Rev. John Gillespie. Soul - stirring songs were sung by a trained choir, who made the welkin ring with glad songs of Zion. Rev. T. E. Durham, popular young pastor, a recent graduate of the Six Mile Academy and who declares his purpose to enter Furman this fall, de 4erv*es muoch credit for the work he has ]one and is still doing among the hiurches. Much credit is due l'ev. .1. W. Sherio', .vho lives in the community and ( co >perates with the people in their good york- l).W.l1. Brilliant Reception One (f the most brilliant social events if the season wats the reception TJuesday evning given -by Mr. T1. D). 1larris in ionor of his daughter, Miss G ertrudle, whose wedlding to Mr. S. C. Kelly was i lovely event of Wednesday af ternoon, April 25. The home was taste fully lecoratedl for the occasion in ferns and ovely cut Ilowvers, and in the dining 'oomn the color scheme of piink anid white Vwas beau ti fully carried out. Tlhe guests were met at thme <ioor by MIrs. James I'. C'arey, .lr., andl .\l iss Kathleen Hlarris, who ushered t hemt to the receiving line, in which were Miss ;er'trudel& liarris, Mrs. S. I. K(elly, .'lm's. El. 1. I lendricks, Mrs. I lodges, Mr!I . W. T1. J1ones and ~lMrs. IIa rr3 II a-m-is. 51rs. Willie Iharris and Mrs. Gu E- MlallI >residled at the register. A mong the oumt-of-towni guests pre. mit were Mr. Carl Morganm of Spari t an - itrs; Mr. LeRoy Gain. (entral: 0.1!. [Boggs, Cleimson; Mr*. amnd M\lrs. W. I1. [-arris, Greenville; V'. 0. Sherley, I .ih' rtyg D~r. 1L. lFalls, and .1. i. Falls, (Con ~ral ; D~exter K elley, C'harlotte, N. (. 'MIiss Eli'zabet h HI arris, Greenvi lle; Miss comi G;reen, \Vilmington. N. ( . , and 'V. E. AlIexandler, C'olumia. One of the dielight f'ul f(eature'; ofi thIe wveninig was the cuitt inig of the hride 's sake, HIansel Bi vens cut tinrg thew ing, Prof. Campbell the but ton, Ernest Chris Lopher the (lime, Mrs. J1. H. Falls the ~himble. During the evening a delicious ice ~ourse and mints weire served. Don't forget the date, Saturday af' eornoon, May 5, ut lEasley. This is wvhen ~he Lin",ood Land and~ Investment Co. s'ill sell ,ome nmee residence lots and mall fama n on e teorms. Twelve Mile Union Meeting Was Good The Twelve Mle River union met with the Fall Creek church April 28, 1917. Rev. E. M. Bolding, moderator, and Bro. James Finley, clerk, were at their places. The introductory sermon was preach ed by Rev. R. F. Jones. Then came the real expression of the genuine hospital ity of these good people. Itis sufficient to say plenty of dinner was on the ground for the whole crowd. In the afternoon the union assembled and began its program work. First came the organization, in which Rev. R. A. Hudson and J. 1). Vickery were elected moderator and clerk, respect ively. The first query: (an a person be a true Baptist without having a real mis ion spirit? was opened by Rev. J. A. Bond and discussed by Brethren E. M. Holding, C. R. Abererombie, .1. 1). Vickery, R. A. Hudson, H P. Murphree, R. F. Jones and David Ramey. The lsver: No person can be a true Bap ist without he exercise a true mission ;pirit as God shines the light on him. Then cane the second query: What s the du(y and responsibility of the ?xecutive connnittee of the Twelve Mile River association? Opened by Rev. B. . Murphree and discussed by Brethren R. Abererombie, .J. A. Bond and E. N1. Holding. The answer was to advise 'ifter becorning acquainted with exist ing1 conditionsm. The arranging coImi ttee was alp )ointed, as follows: Rev. E. N. Hold ing, Central route 2; J.. 1). Vi.ery, C'entral rout .1; .:Joe M1assingill, Pickens route 2. Requests andl queries imay be sent to either of the above brethren. On Sunday morning the appointed minister, M. J. Stancell was absent and the committee selceted Rev. 1. F. Murphree to fill his place. We think Bro. Murphree was at his hest, as the sermon was rcal good. Again we en joyed another grand feast. -There were inany people f'romn distat places who shall evel' remeIImber these line people lfor their kindness shiown during this union meeting. R'v. It. A. llut soN. Mod, J. 1). VicKmERv, Clerk. (Keoee Courier and I"arm and I'actorv please copy.) Along Marietta Route 2 Mr. and Mr.--. A leni N. Edeis of Ooke noy visited with W. A. Edens last Sun day. E'. T. Edens and faimily visited at Ilenry MA. I ooper's of DaeIusville route I last Sunday. J. E. Edens ik visiting his grand mother, Mrs. Nira T1urner. of Dacus ville route 1 this week. School will close at Peters Creek on Friday, May 4, with an entertainment ait ' o'clock p. In Rlev. .I. E. F'oster poreachled an able ser~mon to ani at tentive congre~gation at M~t. Tahor' last ( Iourth) Sunday, from Florinc. the $-year-told daughter of Mrt. and1( Mrts. l'. TI. l'.dens, had the imis fortune to fall anud hreak her arm last week. A fter being set by thh falmily lphysician, D r. W. M. IPonder, she is get ting along nicely. A ry, the li ttlec daughiter of Mr . anid MIrs. WV. A. Edens, who has been quite sick, is lietier ait thiis writing. J1. ID. Mic( onsnel is going to move his sawmill to Augustns \Vhitman 's farm, near he'r(, pretty soon. "D'lrake" will Ou Ifarmters se'em to0 he v'ery much inuterestod~ ill phmnting food and feed crop~s t'o the ex tent that many of' them aire tttintg d1(wn) the cottLon cr1op one0 halfI. I~e t e very Ifarmer in old Pick ens 'enty puit forth their greatest ellor'ts to Iproduce one oft tihe best andl lar'gest. food~ andI feedl cro0s iln our history. l'ROGitI*sslvg-.. Pick ens Came Third in Track Meet Tlhe WVestminster' high school t rack team wvon the annual state high school track weet at Columbia last F~ridasy with a total of. 24 points. Tlhue I .iherty schsool team was a close second with 21 points and the Pickens school te'am camne thir'd with 16 points. Schools from every section of the state wei'e represenlted, ad it is rather singular that the neigh bioring counties of Pickens and Oconee carried off all the honors. Thomas of' Liberty was the individtial star' of the meet, winning 16; points for his team. ie also broke the record for the 100-yard dash, making it in 10.2 seconds. A new rCcord( oif 412 feet and I inch was established by O'D)ell of P'ick ens for the best shiot put. The previolls record wvan .9 feet 5,5 inches.