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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
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
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
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
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
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.
Lewis.. Stock Powder is medicine.
Keowee Pharmacy
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
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
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,
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'
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
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
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,
Following is a copy of a letter
written by Mr. Shealy to the gener
al manager of the Southern Express
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,
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
Very truly yours,
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
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
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
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
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
-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
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.
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.

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