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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
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
Easley-E. L. Bolt.
Liberty-W. C. O'Dell.
Central-Ralph Ramseur.
Hurricane-Rev. B. F. Mur
Pickens-Bev. B. G. Field.
Dacusville-Jos. L. Looper.
Pumpkintown-J. A. Hen
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
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
"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
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
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
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.,
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
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
$100 .......................119 .
$500......... ................29
$1,000................... 13
Second week..................$10,550
$100...................... 21
$1,000..................... 5
Third week .................$173,150
$5o .........................203
$500 ..........................19
$1,000 ............148
.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
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.

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