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P CESSETEstablished.1871--Volume 48 PICKENS, 8. C., MAY9, 1918 Nme Good Meeting of County Convention The Pickens County Democratic con venhion was held at the court house Monday morning, but it did not appear that as many were present as usual. However, the attendance was good and the interest and patriotism manifested was pleasing to all good citizens. Chairman G. F. Norris called the meet ing to order and Rev. R. L. Holroyd of Easley offered prayer. The temporary organization was per fected when L. H. Smith nominated W. T. O'Dell for president and E. P. McCravey nominated J. M. Jameson for secretary, and both were elected without opposition. The president ap pointed C. L. Cureton, C. T. Martin and J. R. Falls as a committee on cre dentials and their report was adopted. The temporary organization was then made permanent. Upon taking the chair Senator O'Dell thanked the peo pie for the favors shown him and con fidence placed in him and said he had discharged his duties conscientiously and as best he could. He asked now to be allowed to step down from active service. The president next appointed J. N. Morgan, W. C. Smith and F. H. Clink scales as a committee to nominate six delegates to the state convention which will meet in Columbia May 15. The following delegates were nominated and elected: W. T. O'Dell, C.'L. Cure ton, L. II. Smith, O. R. Doyle E. P. McCravey and J. A. Hinton. Each delegate was empowered to name his own alternate. W. C. Smith nominated N. A. Chris topher for chairman of the county 4X ecutive committee and he was unani mously elected. .1. A. liinton then nominated W. C. Smith as member of the state execu tive committee and his elcction was unanimous. At the .eqjue st c f the pceo)le of King's section a new voting lprccinct was established at King's school house. Regular business having been dis posed of Mar. Sease of Clemson College in a few well-chosen remarks said that he thought the convention ought to go on record as endorsing the course taken by the United States as guided by President Wilson in this great war. The following resolution was then in troduced by C. E. Robinson and after some discussion was unanimously adopted by a rising vote: Resolved by the Pickens County Democratic Convention assembled in regular se ion, 1. That we heartily approve of the declaration by our government of a state of war existing between this country, Germany and Austria-Hun gary, and of the vigorous prosecution thereof by our country under the able and courageous leadership of President Wilson. 2. That we heartily approve of the selective draft act by which our naval and military forces have boen recruited and built up from every class of our citizens; and, in this convention we de clare our unswerving sympathy with the governments of Great Britain and Canada in enforcing conscription within their domains. 3. We bitterly condemn the mob bing of American soldiers and sailors by disloyal Irish people who have de clared their friendship for and sym pathy with Germany. 4. We heartily favor vigorous prose cution and adequote punishment for dis loyalty of every character in our coin try. 5. We declare our unwavering sym pathy with the support of our officers and men in every branch of the military and naval service, and in every service that is contributing to the success of our arms; and we have heard with ad miration and patriotic fervor of the splendid and gallant service being ren dered by our men on land and sea, and express our utmost confidence in their . effective endurance to a victorious end. 6. We express our unbounded ad miration for the heroic deeds anrd en durance of our country's noble asso ciates who have borne with such splen did fortitude and courage the horrors and brutalities of a war forced upon them, as upon us, by a ruthless and in famos foe. We most heartily favor the prosecu tion of the war to a victorious peace by which the world shall be made safe for democracy and humanity. Resolved, further, that the delegates elected by this convention are hereby instructed to support the adoption of the resolutions by the state convention. Mr. Robinson, J1. P. Carey, Jr., and . E. P. McCravey all made patriotic talks urging the adoption of the resolu tion. __ Upon motion of J1. P. Carey, Jr., three cheers were given for President Wilson. Representative W. L. Piekens then introduced the following resolution: Resolved, that .we, the members of the Pickens County Convention in regu lar session assembled, do hereby pledge our powers andl our influence to uphold the haida of the presidcnt of the IJnited States, if, at the close of this wvar lhe shall ask that the manufacture of arms and exlosives by private citi zens or incorporations lie an illegal act; "A Great Net of Mercy drawn through an Ocean of Unspeakable Pain Iii ***eAiuericanRedCross *** * ** * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * THE HOPE OF NATIONS IT M}iy ff/ in Lete Reeie by Joh'H.Finey of' Franc in. repo s to te mesa e fro A mr ica unive+r i ties t and sch ol pupil"" in the Lycee Victo r ny . in a i , h c h e vis ite las:t y'.. and":r? 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Field officiatinwag.ery haroniouhe__cere andmonyodawillrfnrmed world; andghtfu tho, tat e bliee tat he(luntiv a~l e eul~ nt. mpetethisurpcler las udy s erveni a Th &coe ka andconroled y n iteratinalcon- as orposd f mn o th hihe thel tongratuations iof nslati mane wer. theoeny sdeae hor ote fol'utoSatf50 arla yst.r the resolution ami it was lost. 'Craig-Rush Furniture Company, *, )ge Th cti roth lI Jon1 mot ion of ( . L. C:uretoni the Greenille, S. C. Pickens Subscribed $66,300 to Loan Pickens subscribed $66,300 to the third Liberty Loan, thus exceeding its luota by $23,300. There were 134 sub scribers. Piekens county also sub scribed more than its quota, but we are unable to give the exact figures now. Every county in South Carolina went "over the top." The following subscribed thru the Pickens banks since the other list was published last week: II A Townes '1' R Allen V J Bridgman Mrs J L 0 Thompson Miss Alice Thompson W J Acker Ben T Day F V Clayton C l: Parsons .John Terry (col) Ir and Mr is J ) I lholder Norman ( )livcr 'I' F' ('hastain J A Cannon it M Lusk W 11 Field J N iallumn J A Ilunnicutt E G Childress A C Gravely .l E Keesler A J .Jewell .J J Lee C M! Gravely I rs A C Sutherlandl .J S Hagwell, .Jr Baptist (hurel G W Hrazeall 'T'hese ar' the namems as given us by the banks. I f anyone has beetn over looked we would like to have our att.'n tion called to it. Henry J. Lewis Dead News of the death of Ienry J. ILewis which occurred at his home near Sunset. on 'Tuesday, April 30, was a shock to many frinds. lie had been seriously ill only a shart time and death was lue to heart dropsy. Funeral services were conducted at Mountain Grove church Wednesday, conducted by Rev. C. I. Atkinson. Mr. Lewis lacked only one month of being seventy years old and was one of the best known and best liked citizens of the upper part of Pickens county and he was known far and wide for his hos pitality. lie was born and reared in this county and will be greatly missed and mourned for by many friends, lie was a member of I[olly Springs Baptist church, lie is survived by his widow, who was Miss Josie Stewart before her marriage; two daughters, Mrs. Joel Griffin of Norris and Mrs. R. K. Lewis of near Pickens, and one son, Ernest ILewis who stayed with his parents. Two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Nimmons of Williamston I and Mrs. Jane Edens of near Liberty also survive him. The deceased was a brother of the late lev. .John T. Ledis of this county. To the bereaved family we extend our sympathy. Proclamation by Gov. Manning In order that the laws ot' the state andl nation against e'spionage, seditioni, traitorous condluct andl desertion from the army and navy of the United States may be properly enforced, and in order that the people of South Carolina may know that in every locality there are agents of the government whose duty it is to take cognizan(ce oaf and prompt ly report all v'iolat ions of law affecting the national security: Now, therefore, I, Richard 1. Man ning. governor of South Carolina, (d0 hereby especially charge all members of the South Carolina Council of D)e fense, all county chairmen, and all members of the county councils of defense in their respective counties of the state, to take cognizance esp~ecially of the above men tioned offenses against the state and federal laws, reporting the same to the chairman or secretary of the State Council of D)efense at their office ina Columbia, or D/. F. S. Porter, member of council in Pickens county. In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand andI caused the great seal of the state to be fixed at Colum bia, this 20th day of April, in the Year of Our Lord 1918, and in the one hun.. dred and forty-second year of the lnde pendence of the l'nited States of America. Governor. By the Governor: WVilliam an D~r. ove, :\vr Secretary of St ate. Avrisine in Thie S-entinel pavs.bi; Good Town of Central Goes "Over the Top" Tho Central has only about 1,200 in habitants, she is as patriotic as any town in the United States. Our quota for the third Liberty Loan was $21,500. Last Saturday night at the expiration of the time of the Third Liberty Loan, the two banks here had sold $31,800 worth of bonds. Many of the business men of Central made them selves a committee to see just as many as possible and induce them to buy bonds, and in this way, many bonds were seld that. would not have been oaherwise. While the sons of America make red the soil of France with their blood, while they light for our liberty and freedom as well as theirs, we must. make every sacrifice possible to help them link Fritz. Every person who fails to buy Liberty Bonds, give to the Red Cross, eat corn bread, have meat less days, sacrifice till it hurts, ought to hang their head in shame when they meet an American soldier who lhus sacrificed all for the freedom of his country. When the American soldiers come marching back from France, play - ing;"'Dixie'' and the ''Star Spangled Banner'' after they have icked the Germans and put down Kaiser Bill, I would hate to be one who would have to say ''I have had no part or lot in the winning of this great victory. Since we have gone ''over the top' in Liberty Bonds, let's get ready for the big Red Cross drive which will be on from the 20th to 27th of this month. Got ready- make up your mind what you are going to give. lon't wait to Is' persuaded to help your own hoy, your brother, :,onr :weetlheart, for it you haven't any ;a cami or 'rantc now, .''u soon will have. t',m n on let's go ''over -the top'' im h.; aid shoew' Fritz that we meamn busines.--- to the last dollai, if nl c'ssary (se plan we' have on i t hat. eV y o'',' rive their wages fur I'o day oult of the seven days dat i ing the lie drive. !.ook alut, you will hoar troi us later. Mr. and Mrs. i'ovee Ilopkins of Sen cea visited the lintht:r's p; Is, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Falls last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. 'T. A. Rohinson spent the week-end with Mr, and Mrs. B. F. Allen of Lowndesville. Miss Christine Clayton, who is teach ing at Lawrenceville. Ca., spent a few (lays here with her parents. )r. and Mrs L. C. Ciyton last week, and while here visited her brother, S. W. Clayton who is stationed at Camp Sevier in Base Hospital corps. F. B. Morgan muade a business trip -to Greenville last Thursday. Mayor ,J. iI. larnseur and wife and Mrs. F. P. Folger motored to Greenville one day last. week. 11. E. Sen born. Ralph Ramseur and lBurt Morgan were recently elected school trustees here. Among those who went to the State Sunday School Gonvent ion at Greenwood last week were Dr. Bedford, W. A. Mathews and J1. P. Hyars. The First Baptist church has installed. electric lights. The Wesleyan College is putting in electric lights this week. Candidates for Gov ernor and Senate Ashury I". I ever, congressman from the Seventh congressional district of South Carolina, has announced his can didacy for the United States senate from this state. R1ev. .J. E. Mahaffey, pastor of the York Methodist church, has also announced that he is a candi date for the senate. This makes five candidates f'or the senate andl there may be others yet. Those already announced. are Senator B. Rt. Trillman, E'x-G'ov. C. L. Blease, N. H. Dial, prominent Laurens busi ness man, Congressman Lever and Rev. Jl. E. Mahaffey. Ex-Senator John L. McLaurin also announced last week that he would be a candidIate for governor this year. Other candidates so far announced for this oflice are R,. A. Cooper, |John 0. Richards, Thes. HI. Peeples, Lieuten ant Governor Bethea, and WN. A. Stucky. Engagement Announced Mr. and Mrs. William Walter Robin son, of Easley, announce the engage ment of their daughter, Frances Hloke, to Drm. Samuel L. Ledbetter, Jr., the wedding to take place the latter part of Jiun'. Miss Robinson is a prominent n1)-mIher- of Easiley society and is ani ae c'mplished young woman. Dr. Led he'tter is a prominent surgeon of Bir mingham, Ala.