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QFPAPER OF PICKENS A NEWSPAPER WITH A CONSCIENCE VOLUME 51-NUMBER 5 PICKENS, S. C., OCTOBER, 13,121 SUBSCRIPTION, $1.50 A YEAR PROMINENT: GI MAN PRAIS - " I recently made a trip to Pickens county and visited several Seetions of it, and I want to tell you that I Was amazed at the progress your county has made within the last few years and the substantial appearance - of everything I saw. It is my firm belief that within- a few years Pick fes county will take its place right at the top of the progressive counties of South Carolina." Thus spoke Mr. B. H. Peace, editor of The Greenville Daily News, to The Sentinel editor one day last week. Mr. Peace is enthusiastic over the recent progress of Pickens county. He was impressed with the substan tial appearance of Pickens county homes and people and especially with our corn and cotton crops. He has been in other Piedmont counties re cently, and believes that as a whole Pickens county has the best crops in the Piedmont section of the state. "One thing that has held Pickens county back," remarked Mr. Peace, "is that you have been living tce much to yourselves and outside pec ple were not well acoijainted with your county and its remarlkable re sources, but with the advent of good ol si ajdood .inoi %~Otlj 01 pull '1fl0 flO.A puij 04 2itl~uplaq a.iv old1 -oad apislito '11wIue.) st Still NpUoi many natural advantages which in stantly attracts the attention of a stianger and I predict a remarkable growth of your county within the next few years. The trans-mountain road you are building is going to roean much to you." I Mr. Peace is editor of The Green ville News and president of the com pany that publishes that paper. He is greatly interested in helping to builA up the Piedmont section of South Carolina and is going to use the influence of his paper to set forth to the world some of the advantages and resources of Pickens county. Mr. Peace's observations and re marks will no doubt be very pleasing to Pickens county people in general and his interest in us is greatly ap preciated. PICKENS STREET IMPROVE NI ENTS. The topsoiling of Ann street and sidewalk has been completed and for the first time since it was laid out this street is in real first class shape. T1he street was r'esurveyed, built up in lowv places and cut down in high places, andl an entirely new sidewalk has been located. The wvork was done undler the personal supervision of Mayor Cureton andl he deserves the thanks of the towvn for making the big improvement. It is safe to say that no other town the size of Pickens in the state re ceives as much time and attention from the ir mnayor as Pic kens receives from Mr. Cureton. Re'cently he has been giving practically all oft his time to the town, and it amounts to some thing, as lhe is a man of' uniusual good judgment and business ability. Speaking of street work, te plans nowv arle to sand1( clay Main street as soon1 as the wvork on the wate'rworks and sewverage system wvill puermit it. ERIECTING~ WATERI TIANK Wo~rk began this week on the eree' tion of the water' tank for the PickenIs water'work s system, and Fore manI Stevens states that lie expects to have it comlpletedl in twvo weeks. The supports uponi which the tank rests are seventy-five' teet high and the tank itself will be about twventy-five feet in length, making~ the top of the tank abaout one hundredc( feet above the ground. Tlhe tank has a capiaci ty of '75,000 gallons of wvater and it is said that it will fu rnish sufficient pressure( to throwv a stream of wvater over any:. building in Pickens. It is kicatedl just ini the r'ear' of the Koe Pharmacy. Tphe men ereecting the tankil are: J. H. Stevens, foreman, of Atlanta; W. H. Carmichael, of Newnan, Ga.; C. D~. Carden, Cai'rollton, Ga.; L. D. LaiiIeford, C'olumbus, -Ga. WEENVILLE ES PICKENS CO. CENTRAL NEWS LETTER Lucal and Personal Iteths From A Good Town Mr. Hari-y Harrington, who has recently finished a course in repair ing automobiles, is at work now at the Worsham garage. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Oliver spent last week-end with Crayton Muhinax and family. Mrs. Lee Carson came home last Thursday from a Greenville hospital much improved in health. Many friends are glad to have her back. Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Smith were in town last Monday for a short bus iness visit., MIr. and Mrs. F. Van. Claytori spent last Sunday with their parents, Dr. and Mrs. L. G. Clayton, in Central. The Baptist ministers' association was held at the hotel here last week. They had a very profitalble iand in teresting meeting. All of Central's mail carriers have new Fords, and all mails are on "Tin Lizzie" now. A very jolly crowd of Six Mile academy stu:!ents lpassed through here lhut week. Dr. and Mrs. L. G Cayton attended the Morris-Clayton wedding in Pick ens last Wednesday. J. W. Julian, rural policeman, at tended Federal court in Greenville last week. Julian has been taking in the boozers lately. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ranscur and Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Morgan attended the reception at Mrs. R. F. Smith's in Easley last Thursday evening. C. J. Tarrantwas in Liberty l'st Tuesday on business. J. W. Kelley was in Pickens last Thursday on business. Mr. c.nd Mrs. J W. Brock were in Pendleton last Thursday on bus iness. MOIRIS-CLAY TON An interesting event of Wednes day afternoon, October 5, was the marriage of Miss Emily Inez Morris and Mr. Frederick Van Clayton ' at the home of the bride"; parents in Pickens. Rev. H. A. Knox, of the Presbyterian church, performed the impei"5ve ceremony in the presence of members of the two families of the contractinlg parties. The home was artistically and bewitifully dec orated with ferns and cut flowers. The bride was lovely in a becom ing gown of blue cloth trimmed in gray, with accessories to match. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Morris and an uttractive, accomplish e(d and popular iember -f the social set. Since 4er graduation from Chi cora Coilege. she has been an excelp tion ally successful teacher in the paublic schools. Mr. Clayton is a son of Dra. and Mrs. L~. (. Clayton of Centr'al and is priominen'it ini the social and polit ical world. At pr'esent he is the ef ficient superCiintendent of edlucat ion. of P'icken.< county. I mmediat ely after the 'er'emonly Mr. and Mrs. Clayton left for their wvedding trilp by motor. They will make their home ini Pic'kens. Ho :st s of friendls are offler.ing con gr'at ulat ions. LIDIA Y-SM TH ' A marr'iage that is of' much interi e'st to the many fr'iends of t he con tracting parties took' plaice at the lit Ie mcnatruinmonia I mill between ('a teechee and Norris on last Sunday, thist., when Mr. Paul Liday led t' thle hymeneal al tar' Miss Matt ie Smith. and the old matrimonial nil i'r. ,. A lonzo Br'owni, spoke the words t hat ('ausedi the econti'acting pari t's to tie a knot with theiri ton glues tha' they wvill ne'ver' loosena with1 Tlhe conitraing'ti parities are btoth of' Cetra anI ud stanad hiigh in social circles, as thei( large criowdl who aic comnpaniedl them we'll showed. May they nev''erl want for bread, and' may there alwatys be "sop")' ini the bowl, ('lothing ini their wardrobe, andl peace in their' hiome is the wvish or the writer. B. Born unto Mr. and Mrs. Oliver' Roggs, of Birnuinghami, Ala, October 3, a daughter. The happy parents IALAYs By ltichard H1. Edmond, Ed We constantly hear that the world is lookng to Aerica for spiritual leadership. This is not waolly true, but, if it were the world would look in vain until America ceased to be pharasiacal as to its own righteous ness and realize that sin and crime and irreligion are rampant through out the land. Until America has a new baptism of righteousness, until the profes sing Christians of the land realize their. own shortcomings, and conse crate their lives, their time, their talents of brain and money to the service of God and man, until poli ticians and- business men, employers and eniployes, producers and consum ers aliike, give full heed to the Di vine Command to love ,the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself, and do unto others as.. they would that they should (10 unto them, there will be no righteousness of a nation fit to lead the spiritual forces of the world to a higher ground. There is spreadng over our land the accursed atheistic teachings of German philosophy, more powerful for evil than were all Germany's ar mies and navies, and if America does not give heed to this menace its downfall will be as certain as was Germany's. The life of a nation,I its every business interest, in th bank, in the factory or on the farm, is staked upon a new and powerful eall to righteous living and Christian service. When moral rotteness ex ists unblushing in places of great financial power as recently shown in New York, without loss of cast., when men lie and 'cheat in business, when men seek to wreck others for their own personal gain or aggran dizement, or power, when men mur der others becaus they are willin-I to work the domination of alien raid ical labor leaders, and go unliunish ed for their crimes and are commend-. ed by their fellow members; when a great government institution year CIVIL COURT PROCEEDINGS. Several Verdicts Given for Large Amounts of Money Many civil cases were disposed of in the court of common pleas held in Pickens last week, but few of them weie of mueh public interest. Among the most important cases set tIed were the fullGwing: Furman .aiuldin vs. Glenwood Cot ton Mill." Verdict of $750 for the plaintiff. Ruth King, by her guardian C. J. Kinpr. vs. Mrs. Evie Cooley. Verdict of $300 for the pliintiff. Mrs. E. C. Mull vs. Ensley Lumber Co. Verdict of $6300 for plaintiff. N. ,J. Sheriff, who suedl P. C. Car tee for slander, obtainedl a verdict of $l300. A consent .verdict for $?500 was mlade in the case of Mr's. N. A. Rob inson3, admainistratrix for thec late Ivy Rebin son, against the Southiern P'ow er Co. and the City of Easley. Ivy Re'snwas killed last year hy a live electric wvire on the streets of1 Easley. RURAL P'OLICE REP'ORT' Ana analysis of' the reCport made to the grand .iury by the r'ural police maen of Pickens cou nty shows t.hat they have been very bus~y. A re sumne at' the report shows that froma ,June I to Septembera I the following. res5ults wer W'obtaiined: Whiskey seized(, 108 gallonia. St ills dlestroyed, 18. Arre'~st s made, I50. I )ays to be ser'ved~ undo er sen tence. (COTT"ON OPENED'] EARL.Y. TIh(' govec iment ann'~oces that there were' 4,;45 bale(s'of cot ton i ned't in IPit-kenis counaty th11is seasona up to Septemtber' 25,, 'as compm-e 'id with 2:: bales .'innedC~ to the same date last year. In the entire state u p to September 25 there had been 21 5,2O6 bales ginn ed1 this year, as compared with 171,4151 at the same dlate last year. R. B. Brown, of Pickens route 4, an old-ime friend of The Sentinel, nnid us. an appreciated visit Tnuday. ERMON Itor Man ufacturers Record. after year Seeks by blackmailing oi bulldozing to force others into itt power or else to destroy them, an( no national )iOteSt is made, an thousands of business men stand by either from cowardice or indiffer. ence, and refuse to fight against thq immoraltiy; when the voluptuoui dances that would have disgraced even corrupt Rome and Epbesus a1 their worst sweep over the land when men of position and influenc< proclaim that some laws cannot bi enforced because the criminal powei is greater than the government's an< that the criminal element ius therefore be given full sway by re pealing the laws the criminals d not like, what right has our countr to claim the spiritual power to lea< the world? On a monument erected in one o the highest passes of the Andes tA coimemorate a peaceful settlemen of a threatened war between Chil and Argentine, are carved the words "Sooner sliall these mountain crumble into dust than Chili an Argentine break the peace which a the feet of Christ the Redeemer the have sworn to maintain." Until America in the spirit of tha pledge puts aside all self-righteous ness, sees its own shortcomings at Almighty God sees them, and hum bly seeks Divine forgiveness and Di vine wisdon, it cannot become j real spiritual leader of the world for it cannot hold aloift the uplifte Christ as the only salvation of th world from sin and wars. The wel fare of business, the safety of ou country and of the world from war and endless crimes, are asked oi this, and woe hetide our future if w fail to read the signs of the time and call the nation to a revival c religion, pure and undefiled. I vain will we talk disarmament, i vain will we decry war and expel peace while the world is ruled li sin and while America fails to fit i self to become a moral and spiritt al leader of mankind. "KEOWEE TRAIL" PAGEANT 15,000 People Expected to See 1 it Greeniville November 11 Greenv.ille.--ndications are tha nearly 15,000 people will witness th mammoth pageant, "The Keowe< Trail," which is to be staged act th county fair- grounds here on the af ternoon and evening of Novembei 11th, and which will he the leadin) feature of Greenville's Htome Com ing Week, according to announ'ce ment made by officials of the Green ville Chamber of Commerce. This pageant, the puiIo)se. of whie is to acquaint the peoplte of .this 1'n tire Piedmont Section with the see t ion's impor'tant history and le'gend~la is being put (in by the C'ommulnit; Service in cooperation with th C'hamber of Comnmere' antd or'ganizai t ions throughout the seven counutie icludedl in this t('rritoryi. Schouc ch ildreni and many other's fron Cherokee, Oecnnce. I 'iekensl, and I.auri nc's counties will t ake part in t hi tremendous event, and ir'h'arsal fo the pagant are bei ng beh'll ini ened( ('ou0nty. (Col. WV~. IT. Keith, ebtainniiani for th' Publ icity Comm itt (e for thec pagm~eantv satid today that h(' '.rat ified wvit lie pr~ogr'ess mnade( so far. .\ir< than I1500 ele(Oi( arc alrieVdily in tra in inmg toi take( parit ini the pag'ant. Col St('admni at the' Graici Altiioi ihurch'l last Sundiay moinig~~i the four thi quartitrly conferenU'ice'~~i wa. bl ani foillowinig offiecers of! ithe i chnu wet' Stewvardls: .Idg Tibi . .1. Alauildir G illespie. TIrustee: , .l..\ i G is pi'. Suiperintendecnt of Sunday Sc'hool 11. E. Jones. Mliss G;rae .\athews was con firm edl as president of the Ep~iworit league, The first frost of the season fe Pickens cnme October 5. Tax Books Open $7,399,639 The state and county tax books I will open tit the county treasurer's office next Saturday, October 15th. Although the amount of taxable property in the c9unty has increased since last year and many school dis tritts have voted in favor of extra tax levies, the total tax to be collect ed this time is less than last year on account of the county levy being four mills less this year. The total amount of taxable prop erty in Pickens county for 1921, ac cording to the county auditor's books, is $7,399,639, an increase of $24.238 over last year. The tctal amount of taxes to be colleeted this year is $376,912.24, not including the dog tax. This is about A19,000 less than last year. The dog tax law has been changed since last year and (log tax will be paid separate from other tax. There are 1785 dogs listed on the auditor's books and the tax on them will be $1.25 eane.h. This will raise around $2200. Below are some returns taken from the auditor's books which may prove of interest to the 'publie: t Number of mules in Pickens coun ty, 3,951; value, $204;325. Horses, 1,168; value. $56,315. Cattle, 7,346; value, $95,625. Sheep, 108; value, S1 35. Buggies, wagons, etc., 4,373; value. $42,163. - Automobiles, 1,393; value, $226, 930. Merchandise in stores, $:?70,985. Number acres (if land inl county, :322,599; value, $1,927.270. Number of buildings. 2,R48; value, $1 6:,100. Number of town lots, 2,304; value. ,f$173,630. Number of town buildings, 1,1618; value, $245,i00 POWELL IN ANDElSON JAIL, . SORRY FOR ACT. I- - Anderson, Oct. 6.-TIly Daily IMaiiil says: Realizing the Seriolusiess of the crime which he confesses that he I cominnited, yet with a hope that he will escape the electric chair, Ross Powell. who is held at the county jail L in connectioi with the murder of his ,1 year old wife at Easley oil yester day morncing is still concerned as to h is safety in the local jail. - The young man says that. he is r- willing to serve timle for the crime, b but hopes to escape the electric chair. - Hle admitted that he was sorry for - the rash deed, that he weit to the - mill with no intention of killing her 1 hut was so infuriated by the remark i with which his wife greetedI him, that - he jerked out the razor which he had - taken to a barber shop on Saturday , Pre~(cdinig th(e cimei( to have. slharpned, ' aindl withI no remonstra ne what ever Le tronm, his wvife of two yearis, slashed - heri thIirot andI im media tely prioceed - s ed to the office of the maiigistrate' at I Eas ley an sul iirrendet~redl. 1lPowell talks freely w ith his cell - mlates and laughs at the ioke's of his 5 441 companions. lie was visite hi ast night by Ihis fat her anad motLher, aindl '1 is said( to have rio imanided fathler. for bringing his mtother to, the' jail to I' see hinm. The mother ofi the yietnn , manl tainted when shei hail mounitedl t.he step.~s to the~ cell whIeire her i en is cot finied. - I PowetllI says that he werkeid at thle .Eqinotx mill for a yeair alter his maririag~e toi the cirl, :aund that t here was no, iibjec~t ion fromi her parent s tuntil at ter~ his wife mtade ai visit to hir miother at E'aslIey a short time r after theay wereic miarriedl. While his t wife. u as on ac visit. Powell says he -went to 1:isley andi wheni lie said j .',-ing c toi hii wife~ ahb-ut comain C h:o-k to .\ri.trson she( replied that she e hadl 0'!rmed t lie arcjqitat ,of ,lc"ss Phtillipii, and liked him,. and woil not bt'i reirn tAdrso~n with P'owell. Ae . oiin t o lPowell, his wifes aithier . en a hi anriling house. ot Ea:41iy,. and - I'hlli. as onte of. the boarders. Th i.:n man fears for his safety confiiin'e~inet int the coiunty .jail thetre, Ipreferringit to spcendt t he time ini the~ :local jail. ~ l ITHDlAY (CEIL'IRATION. h AX birthday celebration will b e held at the home of Mrs. R. E. Andlerson) r o October 2:1. All friends and rel ntivo nee invited. saturday; Faxable Property DROWNED IN SALUDA RIVER Wells Anderson of Pickens County Committed Suicide Midday W. Wells Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Anderson who live near Hunt's bridge in Dacuaville towlnship, committed suicide about ten o'clock Monday morning by jumpling in Saluda river near his home and drowning himself; The young man had been in bad health some time and his mind had become deranged. Monday morning he announced that he was going to tIrown himself. lie ran from his home to the river, at distance of about half a mile, outrunning the members of the family who pursued him. The body wais soon recovered about 150 yards' below where he jumped in. The deceased was :11 years old and i member of the Methodist church. lie served nearly two years in the World war, being a- member of Cas .al Co. No. 729. He is survived by )is parents and the following broth ?r and sisters: Mrs. Leslie West, of zairmont, W. Va.; Misses Bertie and 1ina Anderson and Fletcher A. An lerson. of Picukens county. The bereaved family have the sym )athy of the entire county in their rouble. W. H. WADE DEAD. Mr. William Ht. Wade, a well knowln :-itizen of Pickens ecunty, (lied at Lhe home of his son, .1. M. Wiade, on' )etober t, after an illness of more han a year due to the infirmities of )d age. Funeral services were con lueted by Rev. Mr.. M ace at Grniffiun chnrch the day following deaLth. Mr. Wade wias eighty-six years Old, a Con federate veteran aun at member of Gap Hill Baptist church. lie is survived by four. sisters, one brother and the following children: .1. M., J. C. and If. H-. Wade. all of Pickens. M1IC8. MAlRTHA% P. KELY DHEAD. Greenville News. Mrs. Martha P. Kelly, aged 7:3, (lied At her home Saturday night at 10 e)'loclk after an illiness of two weeks. Mrs. Kelly Was well known in this wction, hav'ing lived here practically ill of her life and having two sona n business iii the city. Though she as been feeble for Some tile', her leath came as a distinet shoek to her nlany friends. She is survived by fouir daughters, Uirs. F. If. Bradley, Miss Adlia Kelly, uuid i1 rs. C. W. Davidson, of Greel .ill'; Mus. I. M1. Wihite, of E'Jasley; hre' ,ons, C. R., M. If. and 0. C. Kelly, the first of Sheiman, Texas. .he latter two of this city; one breth -r, E'lias lay, of Easley, and rlne sis .eri, Mr's. I". M. C'ouch, of 'ausley. Funeral serv ices were heid Sun.. lay a fter'inoon at 2::30 (o'clock at her lome1( on '1 8: Pendleton r'oad, follow '#1 by in ter ment in the Ea sley Met01ho. list c'hurch rufetecry. )EA'1TH OF" Ill"1' LB JO51 B 1,.. STl!t API On Saturday(h, Octob~er' 1 , the' Death A ngel visited the home of Mr. and Mrts. Riley Gilstratp and claimed as Is v'ictim their little 19P-months-old mby). It had bieeni sick fori about thireet months and e'very thing was I'ne fori it that could he dlone, but it ne(v(''er ould get any better. The little body wals laid to reist t he dauy fo'llowing its death in the Mt1. Zion) '('imetecry. Manyi'. frindns a re ,vymnpa thizing. with t he bere'avedl famiily. 1t is hard to' giv ur love'd <.nes up, but God A fter ant ill ness of about thr'ee ma~mths Mrsi.-~ lirvey Stevensi ~ died at- her hiome in N'Ash'y a\l tnd~ay a fter-. uioon, Oct oberi 10), a m n t iunra services were'( condted at'( Tabo'nr elhurch Diggj.s, paistor oft the Pichen~s Mci Mies. Steven- w'.as seventy-six year's old. Shec is survived by a husband a 'd the following chuildlren : t'd Atlanta, and Earle Stevens, l'asley. Tlhe followving brothers and sisters also survive: ,J. J1. Adams, D,. B. Adams, Sam Adams, Mr's. Lou Grant amnd Mrs. Mary Hiutson, all of Pick en' county.