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Iil9stablished 1871. Volume !I(IIK ENSL~I~ L Sbe 26 i OCOE 1t11 Pickens Man Distan-. . gishes Himself in Great Battle. Private Childress Captuired Hun Machine Gun and Four of Crew and Turns Gun On Enemy. How a South Carolina man, Private delvin Childress, of Pickes,.. distir guished himself in the battl :9f St. Mihiel is told by Geo. H. Seldes; of the Edward Marshall Syndicate, -as the Charleston News and Courier; '.The in cident is related in the coutse of .a stir ring story by Mr. Seldes ok the part which the American "Iron Cavalry" or tanks played in this important engage ment. He writes; Capt. Compton's battalion had just as thrilling a three day battle. Tie com manding officer himself captured the town of Beney with his platoon of six tanks and six eight inch German guns near the town' The capture of Pannes by tanks was oneof the hard.est fights they had. Wheri Lieut. Morris Knowles of Oakland, Cal., and Corp. Howard E. Carmody, of Kansas City Mo., rode into the village, Corp. Carmody, in the lead, saw an old French woman beckoning him. She was pointing excitedly at the door of her house. Carmody quit his tank and revolver in hand entered the house and went down stairs to the cel lar There was a loud shout "Kamerad" and when he came back -he had thirty Germans with him. Lieut. Knowles got twenty in the town. And in every instance in which a tank ran out of gasoline or was stalled for any other reason, the officers and men got out, took their machine guns with -hem and joined the first wave of at tacking American infantry, but more often the tanks affored shelter for our dough boys against machine gun bullets and eventually the tank would put the machine guns out of action, prevent losses among our ranks. and open the way for another speedy drive onward. Every tank had its liasson men out side, men who walk or ran along with it and were the first to look after it if it got into trouble. 'All these men are volunteers. At times when the tanks got ahead of the infantry and the Ger man fire became concentrated on them the position of the liasson men was ex . tremely dangerous and they deserve special mention. The'example of Corp. Taylor of Buf falo, N. Y. was very heroic. Wheti the engine got out of order, he went for ward under intense machine gtn fire and re paired it. Prvt. Melvin Childress of Pickens, S. C. a liasson man, saw his tank go out of action in a shell hole. He crawled around it and around a Ger man machine gun, capturing the gun and four of the crew, whom lie turned over to some French infantry. He knew how to handle the captured Maxim how ever, so he turned it to face the enemy and fired. He then carried the gun futher in the advance and fired again. Our battalion history conlains many such brave incidents.. Melvin Childress is of son of Mr. and Mrs. John Childress of Pickens. About a month or two ago It was reported that Melvin had been killed in action, but we are proud it was not so. If it had been we are confident the Germans, that he got mixed up. with, thought he was the livest corpse they had ever tackled by the time he got through manipulating that machine gun. Death of Mrs. D. B. Adams. On last Wednesday Oct. 23rd. the death angel called at the home of Mr. D. B. Adams and claimed for its victim his beloved wife. Mrs. Adams leaves a husband and nine children to mourn her departure. At the time of her death she was 68 years old. For many years Mrs. Adams has been a metnber of the Grace Methodist church Pickens. She has been a great sufferer for several yea having a complication of deseases. Hotydeath, however, resulted from infi enza- A Godly and faithful wife and neighbor has been called to rest. 'After services conducted by Rev. Lawrence Kelly, she was laid to* rest i h t Bethel cemetary. i h t Card of Thanks. W6 wish to thank the many friends anc-neighbors who have been 'so kind and thoughtful of us during the sickless of our little girl, Myrtle. It is impos sible- for us ,lo ever repay them for their kindness,' also to Dr. Porter who has been se faithful. * ~ W. A Whiite,and Wife. Are You Interested In Good Beef Cattle? The following letter from the Bureau of Animal Industry of Clemson College in regard to cheap high-grade beef cattle is here reproduced. If any of our readers are Interested in this type of cattle they are now given a chance to secure them at reasonable prices: To Cointy Agents: In view of the fact that cattle from the drouth stricken areas of Texas are .continuing to be marketed in large numbers and at moderate prices, this may be the opportune time for your farmers to get a- start of good beef cattle at the cheapest price at which they . can be obtained, at any rate, in the near future. A considerable number of our farm ers have already made purchases of this Texas cattle and are pleased with them. Mr. C. F. Walker, agent in animal husbandry, P. O. Box 1000, Ft. Worth, Texas, has been designated by the Bureau of Animal Industry to assist the farmers in the south and southeast who want to make purchases. Recent reports from Mr. Walker state that good Shorthorn, Angus and Hereford heifers and young cows weighing from 550 to 750 pounds can be had for 6 1-2 to 7 cents per pound, f. o. b. Fort Worth, Texas. The freight rates from Ft. Worth to South Carolina points are a little less than $1 per 100 pounds, making a 'car f 20,000 pounds cost approximately $200 as freight. If your county contemplates the pur .hase of several cars of these cattle, Lhe best plan seems to be to have all parties desiring cattle pool the money in one bank and select a man, with his expenses paid, to represent the parties wanting catt-e, to go and help make the selections. A representative of this division will )e available to go this week. You have several days to get. the matter before your farmers and make arrangements to go. This will be the only trip that a representative of this division could make, and we hope that you can ar range to have an order by that time if you contemplate getting any of this .attle into your county. Yours very truly. V. W. Lewis, Leader Animal Husbandman Extension. Approved: W. W. Long, Director. Parties interested in this matter should confer with Clemson College or T. A. Bowen, County Agent, Pickens, S. C. Lieut. Mobley Succumbs to Flu. Gloom was cast over* Easley whet the news was receivi-d of the death from Spanish influen za of Lieut. H. Gansen Mubley. News of the young officers (eath was brought by a telegram to his wife who wvas ill at the home of her parents in Easley with the same disease that proved fatal to her husband. Lieut. Mobiley had beeni in training at Fort Sill, Okld. for some months past and Mrs. Mobley was with him until the early part of last week when she left for Easley after her husbAnd had received orders to go overseas. A few days later' Lieut. Mobley left for a port of embarkation but was stricken with: -influenza while en route and was taken off the train at St. Louis. Mrs. Mobley first learned of his illness through a message from the surgeon at the hospital but was unable to go to her husband as she had also developed the Influenza. Mrs. Mobley, who before her marriage last December was Miss Eva Wyatt and one of the most accomplished and popular young ladies of Easley, has the sympathy of the entire town in heir bereavement. The body '.of Lieut. Mobley will be shipped to his home at Heath Springs S. C. for burial. Notice of Sale I.On the 15th dlay of November, 1918, at 2 p. mn., at Rigdon's store, near Alice Mill, Easley, S. C,. by a written agreement of the heirs I will sell for . cash all the store furn~ture belonging to the late A. L. Pace/ containmg shelves, counters, shoe. cases, a-cales lamps, refrigerators .and other things 26 - A J PACE. United War Work Campaign to Begin A campaign for army work by the Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., Knights of Columbus, Jew ish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service, American Libeary Association and the Salvation Army will be launched all over the United States be ginning Monday, November 11, and ending Monday, November 18. This is all in the interest and benefit of the boys in ser vice, and the people of America are asked to raise two hundred and fifty million dollars. Pickens county has 665 boys now in service, and before an other year ends will have as many more. We are asked to raise $16,000, and must do it. The Plan I have appointed in each township a chairman who will organize his forces and see to it that every man, woman and child has an opportunity and does contribute to this work. The township chairmen are as follows: Easley-E. L. Bolt. Liberty-W. C. O'Dell. Central-Ralph Ramseur. Hurricane-Rev. B. F. Mur phree. Pickens-Bev. B. G. Field. Dacusville-Jos. L. Looper. Pumpkintown-J. A. Hen dricks. Eastatoe-J. R. Meece. These township chairmen will appoint suitable committees, preferably a committee in each school district, who will make a personal canvas of everyone. Boys' and Girls' Victory Club We want at least 665 boys and girls (and more if we can get Nhem) . who will join the Boys' and Girls' Victory Club. To be a member of this, club any boy or girl between the ages of five and up to eighteen years of ave can join by signing a card promising to work and earn not less than $5.00 and give it to this cause. This $5.00 can be paid in installments a month a part, and when paid in full each will receive a hand some certificate which can be framed or hung in the window showing his or her service to win the war. This certificate wvill 1)e equivalent to that of an honorable discharge to a soldier boy and should be kept and highly prized by the holder and handed down .to his or her pos terity. But certainly we want and must have one boy or girl in this county to represent each b~oy "over there" and nok in the service, and that meane 665. The Women The campaign among the womeu for this-.work is in charge of Mrs. Gertrude Mat thews of Easley. She ha's, or wvill have, her workers through out the county to work among the w"omen and girls. They will co-operate with the men and b~oyR and I have no doubt with their help we will go "over the top " The Colored People The colored people will have an interest in the work also, for they have boys over there who must be: cared for. To carry forward the work among \them I have appointed J. W. John son, of Easley, chairman, anid he wvill select his workers in the seeveral townships and havE 1ti mu ready to get busy whevi the 'utton is touched on th< Il1thh of November. Remember the Day November 11th to 18th, and everybody get busy to raise $16,000. C. E. Robinson, County Chairman. Who Will Join the $100 Club? We areorganizing "The $100 Club," in the great new War Work Drive beginning Nov. 11, and contining one week. Every man and woman who will give one hundred dollars or more can become a member. A roll of honor containing the names of members will be placed in the Dost-office in each town. The same will he printed in each paper in the county. Parents and friends of our soldiers will you not join this club? This message comes from "Our Boys." "We at the front are doing our best, We are willing to give our all, We want to save noth ing for ourselves if only by giv ing we can bring peace to the world." We at home cannot fight with our lives-but we can give generously of our money to the Y. M. C. A. and the other organizations which are caring for our soldiers and giving them comfort, cheer and a bit of home life "over there." Gertude H. Matthews, C. E. Robinson, County Chairman. Death of Miss Ruby Martin. The sad news of the death of Miss Ruby Martin of Pendteton. S. C. was received in Pickeis a few days ago and caused the hearts of those who knew "her to be much grieved. Miss Martin died of pneumonia following an attack of influenza. She was an excllent young woman of many admirable tiaits of character, and was a graduate nurse of the City Hospital of Nashville. Teni. After her graduation, she did private nursing for awhile, then for the past two or three years, she has been engag ed as a nurse in quite a number of homes in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens coun ties and made warm friends by her vo cation as well as her amiable disposition. During the epidemic of influenza Miss Martin was attending a family at Clem son college, when she became ill and went to the home of her mother Mrs. Felix B. Martin on outskirts of Pendle ton. She was ill only a few (lays and died on Thursday norning at 6 o'clock Oct. 24th. and was buried at the Bap tist church cemetery the afternoon of the same day at Pendleton. Miss Martin wvas a niece of Mrs. Marion W. Newton of Pickens and of .Mr. Monroe L. Martin of Central. She leaves a widowed mother, three brothers and two sisters and and a host of rela tIves and friends who are ynade sad on account of her death. Mrs. Geo. G. Wells Inherits Property. By the dleath ot Mrs. Mary l3rezeale Bradley, of Easley, Mrs. Bessie Wells, wife of Mr. George G. Wells, city clerk and treasurer of the city of Greenville, will inherit property and money in the sum of $40,000. It was bequeathedl to Mrs. Wells by the last will and testa ment of Mrs. Bradley's husband the late Major D. F. Bradley of Easley, to be given tM her after the (death of his wife. There wvere several heirs, but most of the estate, valued about $60,000, was willed to Mrs. Wells w~ho was a niece of Major Bradley's and a great favorite of the family. A citizen from Easley told of the will. He was a witness to the last will and testament. He said the estate includ' ed about ten acres of land in and adjdin ing the Incorporate limits- of Easley, valuable cotton mill stocks and other holdings. The property had been be queathed to his wife during her natural life. Mrs. Bradley was struck and instant ly killed by a Southern railway train, while crossing the tracks at Easley, She was '70 years'of age. Notice to School Trustees Please send in the poll list from yeu: school district at once,.if you have no already done so. HI. A. Townes, Auditor. Men Who Leave For Camp Nov. List of men Inducted on November 5.. lsntrained to Camp -Wadsworth, Spar ;anburg, S. C,: John B. Gordon Cothrari, Liberty R-2. Walter Lesley Gibs'n, Easley. Marshall Parsons, Ensley, Ala. William Harrison McGaha, Easley. John Hard Blackwell, Seneca. William S. Chapman, PIckens R-4. Frank Holleman, Calhoun R-1. James A. Porter, Pickens R-3. Robert Paul Land, Central. Eugene Otis Wilson, Central. William Elzie Durham, Central R-4. Luther Franklin McQueen, Liberty, Lonnie Strickland, Central. James Emery Bishop, Easley R-2. Oliver Clinton Ellison, Easley R-2. Joseph Harlen Medlin, Dacuaville. Jim Crowder, Easley. Adger Mauldin, Central. Ernest McGaha, Easley. Luther Gunter, Easley. Norman Smith, Cateechee. Martin Luther Kelley, Central. William Homer Watkins, Liberty. Minor Gilstrap, Easley R-1. William Eskew Spearman, Liberty t-2I Ernest William Waldrop, Liberty R-4. James Hal Lesley, Easley R-5. Edward Burns Young; Central. Samuel B. Dobson, Central R-1. W. A. Hendricks, Pickens R-2. Mathew M. Looper, Dacusville R-1. Roy Alexander Findley, Central R-4. Henry Joe Stephens, Central. William Coke Grant, Central R-2. Willis Henry Clayton, Central. Lee Summerall, Liberty R-3. Ernest 11. Mullinix, Central. Ben rillman Patterson, Pickens R-3. James Bruce Stewart, Central R-4. Robert F. Earley, Easley R-6. Holbert Edens, Easley. William H. Kelley, Central R-3. John Addrin Watkins. Liberty. Lee Hudson, Ensley -R-5. A. Foster Crumpton. -Pickens. Frank Nalley, E'asley R-2. Hovey Pack, Central R-3. Ossie C. Holder, Pickens R-4. Stephen Robert Keith, Pickens R 4. Warren Asberry Palmer, Calhoun. Forest W. Chandler, Pickens R-4. Thomas Richard Powell, Pickens. 1leavy Rains Do Much Damage. The recent heavy rains have 1one munch damiage in Green ville. - Crops, man1il fa ctuirin ig plants, Pie(tmont - & .Northern. nd Gree(nville( & . Western Rail ways. Reedy river, a ,r tging torrent, 'rom it head waters a few miles ibove Greenville, washed down thousands -of bus-hels of corn, inundated houses, carried away 1 wareroom and the back end bhe Nuckaseo Undjerwear. plant, flooded1 a small aux~liary yarn plant of the Camperdoivn~ Mill, uinderminmed tracks and trestles, washed downt a spur.track of one rf the Greenville railwnys and flooded the first floor of the - A mericani Machine and Mfg. Co. Thousand(s of dollars worth of . rlot~h and mnufactured1 goods were dlamia.ed, besides a great deal of lumber and other mater ial wvashed away-t .. The loss in and around Greenville is esti mIa tEd a nt $250,000 nr $300.000. Tlhe damage In'the l0w.'r pairt of Pickens county was consider. able. Practically all the bridges on Eighteen creek were washed away and other dIamage done along this creekr as well as along the other streams of the county. William League Died. in Easley Wednesday. William League for ten and a haif years overseer of the weave room of. Glenwood cotton mill, died In E~asley. Oct. 23rd. H e was 42 years old and was. very popular and most efficient. He died from a complication of Influenza, although he did not have pneumonia. The interment was held at West View. He is survived by his widow, eight children, three brothers, Robert of Greeville, Mack of Piedmont, James~ et Easley, and several sisters. -All the money you Jend Uncle Sam - .~ when you buy W. S. S. is spent on* thins. for our soldiers., e. WOMAN'S LIBERTY LOAN COM MITTEE. Mrs. J. P. Carey, Jr., Chairman. Mrs. B. T. Day, Publicity Chmn. I want to thank all township chairman and their co-workers for the splendid worl- in the 4th. Liberty Loan Drive. As usual the Pickens county women worked hard and made a splen did final report. Many thanks again and deep est appreciation, and with best wishes, Very sincerely yours, Katheine R. Carey, (Mrs. J. P. Carey. Jr.) Chairman Womans Liberty Loan Committee. Final Report of Woman's Liberty Loan Committee. First week.....................$45,200 $50..........................116 $100 .......................119 . $500......... ................29 $1,000................... 13 Second week..................$10,550 $50...........................19 $100...................... 21 $500...........................5 $1,000..................... 5 Third week .................$173,150 $5o .........................203 $100.......................135 $500 ..........................19 $1,000 ............148 TOTAL...$233,900 .Mrs. J. P. Carey, Jr. Chr. of Pickens County. In the receni drive for the 4th. Liberty Loan the Woian's Committee of Easley township sold $179,000. Easley's quota was $158,900 and the whole iamount sold was 232,950. Gertrude H. Matthews, Chairman Easley Township. Red Cross Notes Attention is called to the rules governing the sending of Christ mas packages to our men over seas. The Pickens Chapter: will endeavor to have a. sufficient number of boxes on hand so that when the label is received by some friend or member of the family and presented to the Red Cross, a box in which to ship the articles will be given. Remn mber, only three pounds can be sant, so you choose your gifts wisely. The Civilian Relief Commit tee has bcen dloing excellent work during the recent epidemic of influenza. Miss Knight, the efficient chairman of the can teen committee, has had pre p~ared1 daily, and distributed per sonall y, soups and other articles of nourishiment to the sick resi (dents in the mill district, and Mrs. Hagood Bruce has ren dered equally as good1 service in the town. The situation seems somewhat more encouragimr'. Crosswvell Branch has rather excelled itself in the very splen did contribution it made to the hospital linen. TJhe large con tr'ibution of 25 sheets and 40 large bath towels all came In perfetly up to "'standard'' marked, laundlered and~ tied ready for shipment. Mt. Carmuel wvent "'over the top" in number, exceeding its quota by 50 towels, sending in j225. R.eunion's quota was more than met, and all of it of excel lent quality, marked and ready for shipment. The allotment from the Recia nmation Bureau of 1000 cotton unidershirts has been received aid w'.ill be distributedl at once. t The shipmenit of hospital linen wi'll be made this week, so send Ilin your quota immediately.