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OF THE FOOTHILLS A NEWSPAPER WITH A CONSCIENCE ..PICKENS, S. C.THURSDAY AUGUST 7 1922 Farmers' M -4 What is expected to be the largest and most important meeting of farm era ever held in Pickens county is Q scheduled for next Saturday, August 19, in .the grove near the residence of Mr. George H. Hendricks in the Cedar Rock section. It will be an all day affair with an old time picnr! c - dinner. The feature of the meeting will be c an address by Mr. Clarence Poe, ed- c itor of the Progressive Farmer, prob. t ably the best informed man in this a country on farm problems and one.of 1 -the foremost citizens and speakers of C America. Mr. Poe has not only made e 4 a deep study of farm prolilems in 9 this country and especially North ( and South Carolina, but has traveled s and studied farming conditions in e foreign countries. He is the most ( sought-after speaker for farmers' 'I meetings in the South,, and it was t only after much work and persuasion s that he has been secured for the Pickens county meeting. It Vias ne- i1 cessary for him to cancel other en- c gagements to be here and it was only .1 after he found out the intelligent v interest Pickens county farmers are taking in things agricultural during f these trying times that he consented 1i - (to C.rhcel other engagements and n come to Pickens county next Satur- s day. M Iiss South, head of the home eco- h nomics department of Winthrop Col- t] lege, will also addies the meeting. t All ladies especially should hear Miss S South. s The purpcse of the meeting will be a to discuss the farming sItuation in si geneial, but especially co-operative S marktting and coirlitions brought ti about. by the advent of the boll wee- r vil. Mr. Pce is an authority on- these r< subjets. ,l Mr. Poe and Miss South will speak t, ir the morning. After dinner the b meeting w'1l be turned over to the co- q eptrative potato growers and coop- T crative potiltry association, and will E adjourn in time fc.r those who care f to attend the congicssional campaign in Piekens at 3:90. s Candidates are invited, but there o will be no political specches at the y mecting. 'Evelybody invited to attend with c well-filled baskets. * 1( Several thousand people are cx- p pecte( to attend the mceting and pie- S nic. 11 b< JESS McJUNKIN SHOT , a ti * * * * * *. * * * b b. * A telephone messagc from the * o . Grcehville hospital says that *c Jes's McJunkin died Tuesday * * afternoon. . Ie was shot in the * neck by Will Guest Sunday t *' evening. *i ** * * * * * * * *. ( As a result of a fight on the Dacus.. S ville side about suncwn Sunday even ing, .Jcss McJunkin is in a Greenvillc ~ hospital with a pistol bail in him, , imnd Will Guest and Judge Lesley are * in the Picelnsl county jail. Guest ~ is aho~( smliering with a (eep knife t; cut in h'.s t ight arm i near thc shoulder, se id to have been infliet'ed by Judlge ~ Leslcy, anid his left arm wvas nearly ~ brokeni by a stick in the hands of Mc.Iunkin. The light took place in the public read nemi the home of Mr. Isanac Nimmons. It is not known here * how sericus Mc.Junin~i's wounds are. The fight seems to have resulted ~ from a grudge of long standing. This t paper has heard only one side of the t afinair anl not wishing to prejudice b the case in anly way wvill wait for the ~ facts to conme out in court. - The participants are all white meni I and wvell known. McJunkin lives in I the Ambler section, while Guest and Lesley are neighbors in thle commnunli yt where the fight .took place. REVIVAL MEETINGS A successful revival meeting is in i progresis at Enon church and wvill conl tinue through Friday night. Paster M'tehell ise being assisted1 by Rev WV. L. Spinks. A protra.tedl me-ting wvill begin at Secona church next Sunday morning at 11 ollock. Rpy. J. W. Guy of Central wvill (10 theo preaching. A spletididly written obituary notice of Mrs. Emma Gravely wvas received by the Scntinel Tuesday. It wvill , a1 Pear~ nl the paper next week. etig and I COUNTY CAMPAIGN OPENS Peveral Hundred People Hear Can didates At Easley Tuesday The speaking campaign of. candi ates for public office in 'Pickens ountysopened with a zip at Easley uesday morning and gave evidence If developirg Into one of the livilest ampaigns of recent times. Two or hree hundred voters were present, .mong them being a dozen or so wo len. The meeting was held in front f the Easley city hall and was open d with prayer by Rev. E. C. Wat on. Mr. C. T. Martin presided. :andidates for the house of repre entatives and state senat'c were giv n ten minutes each and other can idates were given five minutes cach. 'en minutes each proved insufficient 'me for candidates for the house and enate. The candidates spoke in the follow rig order: County c.onmissioner, sup rvisor, probate judge, magistrate at 'asley, house of representatives, sen.. te. J. Q. Williams was first candidate or the house to speak. Said we were ving in uncertain times and law iakers should be men who under tc-l fundamentals of life and gov rnment. Three major things for twmakcrs to consider for welfare of ie people are the system cf taxa ion, educaticn and '.iprovenient. howed a chart explaining the tax ituation in Pickcns county for past 2veral years and showing the divi icn of state, county and school taxes. ays real estate bears too hcavy a ix burden in proportion to other roperty. Tax increase is caused by -ad and school improvement awl arge appropriations for state hospi Ai for insane. Can reduce tax some y reduction of government ex.ense nd abolishment of useless officers. 'oo many laws and favors biennial e[-sions of legislature. Time up be ire lie finished spcech. Applause. A. B. . ormer, candidate for hcuse, ays half of farniers in low,er part f state have not paid taxes for last car. Crcps are poor throughouf the Late and people facing crisis. Farm rs are in debt and produce bringing ,w prices with lie market fer some reducts. People must fight it out. ays farmer is suirounded on the ght by mortgages, on the left' by oil weevil, in fronf by no marlk nd behind by Irorciteers. Believe fer lizer manufacturers are profiteers eacause they charge $7.50 more a ton a time price than they charge for ish. Wants chaingang sentence for refiteers. Wants san'e amount of lant food put in 1000 pounds oc fer lizcr as is now put in ton and wants put up in 100 poundls sacks insteadl f 200 pcund sacks because the large acJks are too gheavy to handle. Been ?aching school twventy years. Gradu tO of high sehocl, ecllege and uni ersity andl tpkcs off hat to no one 'en it comds to scholastic attain en~its. Says schools of Piecens coan are banukruj;t and no money av'ail ble for public schools. Too much acncy being appropriatedl for state olleges and not enough for puhlic cheels. 'I imc up befoi e speclh was nished. Appilause. J. M. Gai rett said lie wvas bor~n ai Laurens county, miovedl to Andet ~on and later to Piekens county. Iowv magistrate at Liberty. Wancs o reduce public expenmes and it is ime to get back on cominon sense asis., Would force state courts to lean up calender at leest once a year. selieves continuance of court cases :reat cause of crime. Would have a aw to enable people to collect debts. hays homestead lawv a ciirse to the ountry and ought to be abolished. s opposed to law which allowvs a mar ied man to ruin reputation of a wo nan and escape punishment by pay ng small amount of money for sup rrrt of chiild. Would reduce all state 'xpenses except old soldlicrs' pension. lime up before speech finished. WV. E. Findley, next specaker, had no imca oDf entering politics this year u'. a few weeks ago when the peo ple from every section ~f county ur godl him to make race for the legisla tide as a dulty. Says we are living in emal0Crdinfary time. Must coop) 1ate' with !i ach other, worflk hardl and] trust inl G;d. Onily a few ci old lliers left rnd if~ we intend to do anything lci them no(w is the t'me to do0 it Picnic Next Tax problehn big question and always has been. Taxes are uneqully divi ded, farm lands bearing too heavy a burden. A. man with no property but $2000 salary pays practically no tax, while man with $2000 farm and small income pays considerable. Not right. Says Mr. Fortner does not un derstand fertilizer, that-buyer can ge any formula fert!iizer wanted, if he wants as muqh plant food in 100 pouTds as is usually put in a ton he can get it by asking for it. Used this as illustra'lion of people drawing ccnclusions without studying subject, Mr. Fortner drew a laugh from the crowd by replying that he ought tc know something about fertilizer since he had been handiing it for over twenty years and knew 90 per cent cf fertilizer was sand. 1M*. Findley told voters to select best men for office according to their judgment and they would have performed their duty. Applause. J. A. Hinton said he was elected to legislature first time twenty years ago and then reelected. Has the ex perience needed. Taxat'cn, roads, schools and fertilizer are big ques tions. Wants to stop the fertilizer argument by saying that the plant food in a ton of fertilizer could be put in a shoe box but it could not be evenly distr'butcd in a field with cut a filler. Can tote a 200 pound ,ack of fertilizer as wcll as the bur dens of a legislator. First legislater that ever advocated issuing bonds for pC: manent road improvemcnts in South Carclina and now every coun ty in the state has adopted the plan. Progress cannot and must not be stop, ped but ecomony can and must be practiced. Favors;iberal pens'on for eld scIdiers. IntrQo(ued flist bill in this state to pay cvery old soldier and widow pension. Gave some fig urcs showing tax increase in Pickens county during past twenty years. Twenty years ago taxable property cf county was $2,250,000 and tax levy about 12 mills, today taxable prop. crty is $7,250,000 and .tax levy over forty mills. Expects to be elected Applause. V. P. Long believes in free speech, free press, frce church and separation of church and state. What education he has was cbtained by studying by pine knct fire. Being oppresscd by teo many laws. It's damned if you do and danined if you don't. Intends to discuss issucs acecrd'ng to the Dible and referred to several passages of scripture. Public school books eught to be printed by state and sold at ecst. Scme of school books are cnly ncvels anyhow. First thing we know the schools will be teaching that man was hatched out by the sun. "Rabbits law" passed( by men wvho never ocne a r abbit. As long as people send lawyers and school teach ers, to legislature .wvill be no relief. Asked Mr. Fortner if he had ever read the book cf Revelations and wvantedl Fortner to tell wvhat the beast was. Mr. Fortner replicd that that was the speaker's job, that if Mr. Long knew anything about law making to go ahead and tcll the peo p:le. Mr. Long said he had told some of the boys that he was going to "ridlc" Mr. Fortne'r and that he was geine to do it. Favors good roads andl good schools andl ele~t ion of (lep uty sheriffs by the p cyle. Oipposed to hunting lawv. Willing to (lie for goced of ebuntry. Mr. Long's rpeech created much laughter a'nd applause. John E. Craig was fir'st candidate for senate to speak and wvas greeted by applause as he rose. Says he is no orator or politician. Is at home andl will say only a few~ words. Vital issues are taxation reads, schools, economy and progress, Have been a little too extramgani and favors putting brakes on expen ditures an'd making dollars go far, ther-. Tax comrfssion and other of. fices should 'be abolished andl stat< and county efficers salaries redulcc< sonme. Old soldier's should have lib. oral pensions. Paid ecmpliment tt the ladies and was anxious for theii votps. Fairest wvom~n of worli liv< ir D)ixie and he favon all laws thai will safeguardl and protect thiem. I oleted to sente, wHl be on the jioi and (10 his levil best for peOople. A p p1lau so. J. S. Leopard was:i su'rprised tha his Opponent should have lived fift: years, an oil hn,.h 1 * amd annoni b Saturday--C LIST OF CANDIDATES Forty-three Men Asking For Office In Pickens County. The tne for county candidates to file pledges expired Monday with the following having qualified: For Senate-John E. Craig and J. S. Leopard. I For House of Repitomithtives J. M. Garrett, W. P. Long, A. B. Fortner, J. A. Hinton, J. 0. Williams, W. E. Findley. For County Supervisor-J. T. Mc Kinney, W. E. Stephens, K. E. All good, H. M. Phillips. For County Commissioner-J. R. J. Anthony, G. W. Bowen, W. S. Mas ers, Z. N. Mullinax, J. J. Herd, J. A. Findley, J. A. Smith, J. F. Lesley. For Probate Judge-Elias Day, W. D. Griffin, N. A. Christoplher, R. A. Hudson. For Magistrate, Easley-J. M. Jam cson, W. L. Pickens. Central-W. L. Dickson, J. D. Maul" din. Liberty-T. N. Hunter, R. 11. Cranc. C'lhoun-P. S. McCollunin. Catecchee-D. C. Aiken. Six Mile-J.V W. .HollIday, B. H. Duncan. Eastatoc-H. F. Wright, L. S. Gallcway. Pumpkintown-J. W. Riddle, A. L. Edcns, G. M. Keith. Dacusville-Jno. M. Childress, J. E. Friddle, L. S. Edens. Pickcns-A. S. Porter. CAMPAIGN MEETINGS The county ean(li(lIte will speak at Central Friday, August 18, Six Mile, August 21; Anticch, August 23; Pumpkintown, August 24; Dacusville, August 25; Maynard school house af ternoon of 25th; Pickens, Augu.t 2r)' Candidates for congress will speak in Pickens next Saturday afternoon at 3:30, and state candidates will be here August 22. TWO PICKENS COUNTY MEN AR RESTED ON BENCH WARRANTS. Greenville Piedncnt. Deputy Marshals Lyon and Adams arrested Irv'n Robinson and Avery Cisson in Pickens county Wednesday afternoon on bench warrants issued 1 y Judge H-. H. Watkins of the United States District Court. Both men are charged with viola tion of the prohibiticn laws, and both hafvc bcen under indictment for some, time. Avery Cisson was captured while conducting a class in music in Piekens. He was later released en $1,000 bond. Robinson is being held in the Pickens county jail. The Sentinel received several comn municat ions too late for publication this week. the ladies for support at this late dlay. Says! he introfe ed pr' ent stete pension bil! and it is the one ask~ d for b~y old said~crs. Saved Scuth Ca rolina more mlone y h~y (jne. bill he put through legislatume than <nitir'e lgislature had savedl. Refer ed( to st ate canal hilil which retiuired turning ovcr the canal to the state. Said Edlwin Robert son of' Columbia had almort sucecedl in stealing en tial fronm the state when he introdued~ the bill wh:ch saval it. Is responsi ble for doing away with school at tendlance Gfficer and we hav'e better schools than ever besides sav'ing the county $1200 a year. Wants to know where school money has gone. Says legislature appropriatedl it. Showed a hunch of tpetitions which had bet n sent him asking for different tnings andl said if people dlidn't want things (lone not to send him petitions. H-ad over $4,000 tax money returnedl to Pickens county by the state in 1921 andl this wvould more min pay his salary. Took exceptic to Mr. Gar rett's statement that he was ashemed of last k.-gislature. Mr. Garrett took the stand to, sa:' that he dhid not say that he was ashamed of legislature, but a~shamed' cf some lawvs it passed. Also took occasin to say he favorad out lawgg earnivals. ' h: aud!ience at thl~e meet'ng wva good hu mored and atten' ve. T(he A~' nt nel expect. to give synop ?i.- el 'mecches of 'ihcr condidates next week. larence Poe PICKENS COUNTY ENROLLMENT 5469 Voters Put Names On Club Book% This Year. Below is enrollment of voters on D,emocrat'e club books of Pickens county for 1922, by precincts: Alice Mill-- -- -- -------- -- 130 Antioch----- ------ -- . -- 87 Cateechee---------- -- ------ 171 Calhoun------ -- --- -------- 190 Central------ - - .---- ---- 379 Cross Plains----- -------- ... 92 Cro-swell---- ----_--_._....._._ .89 Cross Roads ---- -- -- -- ------ 67 Dacusville-- -------------- _ .69 Easley-_.- _-- ....- ._.- ..._. 878 Easley Mill No. 1------ ------ 215 Eisley Mill No. 2 ------------ 83 Flat Rock -- -- -- ------------ 91 Glenwood -- ---- --.-- .-------- 252 Holly Springs ------ -- -- - .--- 100 Isaqueena Mill -- -- -- .------ 220 Looper's Gin ---- -- -------- 78 Liberty.- -- -- -- ---------- 444 Mile Creek- -- -- -- - ----- - 104 Norris ---- -- -- -- -- ------ 91 Pickens--- .- .-- -- --------- 796 Praters Creek-- ---- -- ------ 94 Peters Crcek -- ---- -- -------- 50 Pumpkintown--....... . 136 Pleasant Grove- -- -- -- ----- 7: Shady Grove-------- ------.. 64 Six lile--------------------- -280 Pickens Mill---- ...--9-...---9 Maplecroft ---------- -- . 53 Total---- ---- -- ---------- 54619 The 1920 enrollnnt was ;6:3. POURED OUT MUCH WHISKEY 118 GalIcus Flowcd Dcwn 'ickcns Main Street Saturday. Corn whiskey was literally flowing in Pickns last Saturday afternoon and Main street was muddy with t. Sheriff Reark, Policemen Nealy anl Julian gathered, up the contraband whiskey which had bccn captured during the pasr fev W(eks, put it in a wagon, drove t'o Main strect anld pourcd out 118 gallons. A large (n.. course of sorrowing friends witlcsse-d the ceremony. The juice was 'n all kinds of con tainers, including kegs of diffl ent sizes, jugs, bottles, cans, etc., and judging by the smell there were many different grades. As the whiskey flowed in the street somebody set it en fire and this with the hot F1un1 sline causeLd wha t must have Ieni t0he fumes of hell itself to r-st. Th, sickening scelt p-eI)eatcd the air of town until Sunday afternon. After the pouring out picces1s' Wa1% finished somebody discovced a sm.0 peal of the stuff, a cup was s-cen pro dIuccd(, several personl imbihed rathier free.ly aind it is saidl that mo(re than one of them became wvobbly in the hcad and ikgs. HENDRIlCKS IIEU:NION On last Sunday, August 1:8, the ch ildrn at Mris. Di. E. IIl(ndicjks as sembledl at the oldI home nea r Gri: in Ichu rch fori a fam ily reuion. E n Ptnessions (if joy anad happ: its coubl be heard onl every side. A t the n1oon hour a dle!ieiCuS i. nie dinner withl ietd tea and11 cream wns rerv'ed un agkri the larne oak trer. Rev'. Hfammett gave thanks andl pray. ed a most imlprcasive prayer. Afiter cating dlinner tile (hIdren rturnled to their childish games, the ladies to the house' to talk over old1 times, and the men to the lawvn to dliscuss boll weevil and1( politics. Before anyone hadl thought of it the darkness hlad begun to gather andl all realizedl the time of parting was near. At Mr'. Hendricks' re quest some old time hymns were sung. At the close "God Be With You Till WVe Meet Again," was sung, which was the prayerful sentiment of every he art. The occasion was miingled wvith joy andl 501 row, but each one hopcd for The Denver school baseball team defeated the Flat Rock schconi t am in ai hall game on the DX nve.r dia - mond last Saturday afterncon, e 10 to 5. Denver made I ight 1iu. the seond( inning and Fh.! P scored five in the third. TJhe'w fi no will play on the Flat Rlock Un P WillSpeak MANAGERS OF ELECTION Counnty -Executive Committee Met At Court House Saturday. Pickens County Democrati Execu. tive Committee met in the court house Saturday, August 10, and the follow inng managers were appointed to hold ekctionis in the different precincts as follows: Alice Mill-Roy R. Sinith; Clerk; L. J. Connelly, Burris Ramey, J. G. Lesley. Antioe-h-W. R. McKinney, E. C. Bowie, B. T. Wincheutr, A. T. Win Chester, clerk. Catet::hee-W. W. Cebb, clerk; T. 0. Wilson, J. C. Davis, L. C. McCall. Ciess Rcads-W. 0. V. D. Freeman, clerk; W. 0. Capps, C.. A. Julian, J. F. Ligon. Central-R. G. Gains, Jr., J. N. Morgan, E. L. Iendirson, T. J. Wer iner, clerk. Calhcun-J. H1. Lawrence, Carlisle Newton, J. I. MeCrether and J. C. Goodman, clerk. Croswell-J. 0. liughey, clerk, W. C. Kay, Frank Garriscn, 11. V. Gar 1&oll. Cre.- Plains-Jon T. H itt, cleric; W. A. Leeper, 11. Laliei, C. E. Day. Dacusville-J. A. Robinsen, G. G. B3,111lhrd. J. R:. Lat hm and J. P. Jones, clerk. EastyR.G. Wyaltt, J1ohn1 F. Renl fro, Sam L. RMbinson, J. l. Smith, clerk. Easkly Cotten 3Mill-0. M. Page, J. S. King, J. C. Gillespie, W. F. Evatt, clerk. Easley Mill No. 2-P. C. Cartee, cleric. Win. Erncst Shirley, Henry Moore, 1. F. Hunt. Flat Recl-Al. J. BogrP, clerk; 11. G. Fowler, C. I. Kelley, W. F. Young. Glenwood Cottu 'lill.-Miss Vir ginia Ligon, M is Nora Smith, A. C. Brookshire, and 11. F. llagood, clerk. Holly Springs-Jhn A. Chastain, clerk; Elijah Chastain, It. F. M osley, E. E. Stewart. 6 Issaquecena M\ill-W. J. Wallace, J. If. James, Elias James, C. J. Tar rant, clerk. Looper's Gin-J. L. Looper, clerk; D L. Iendricks, R. M. i i;l, Ii. L. Jones. Maplecroft i All-John Hunter, clerk; J. A.'Cary, D. C. McGaha, I). B. Owens. Mile Creek-J. E. Nix, T. A. Stew art, C. E. -Tkdton. G. N. Reece. Liberty--W. D. Parsons, J. H. Brown, .1. L. Hunter, W. L. Boggs, clerk. Praters Creek- 1. T. Murphee, Joe Pilgrinm, Walter Seaborn, 'd. 0. I'op er, ekrk. PTbrs Creek-J. E. Singleton, clerk; J. E. Foster, L. S. Edlens, WV. E. Hunt. Piecker-s-B3. F. Frt eman, WV. E. litend icks, lFurmian Holder, G. G. Christ opher, clerk. Pickensw M4.'l--S. L. Adams, A. J. Clark, i1. .Jones, A. .J. Je'well, clerk. 1umpintr~ on ---'l. J1. Keith, Robert deIi. PinkEh us S. B. EdenQI), clerk. .0;;- IL. A. Jiohnson, .J. Ml. IBoI(. in-. IL .'W. F:< tr euijb, E:. W. TFate, clerk. Shady Grov<-anus in '/chester, T1. P. Wood,:, 0. 5. Gamlloway, Bi. P. Six Mile-B. E:. Garrett, clerk; W. D.X Ma, Rt. P'. Prince, J1. A. Roper. Wherec there .have been over fifty' cnrolled the Australian Ballot system m. necessary, so eachI club wvill sec to it 'that booths are prep~aredI, one booth for coach hundred enrolled, or fraction thereof, and then the mua agers conduc.t the eketiion according to0 article 45 of the Rules. So the maniag(ers are all reqjucstedI to read the rules and conduct the election accor dingly. if on account of sek ness, or somel( ethcr trouble any of~ the manage.- aebeve named cannot serve, cit her nmot ify, WV. E. Finidley, ini tinli to. appo)iint another, Or make liim<) known to the other manaigers and your Executive Committeeman, as soon a, the fact is knowvn to- you tha ou canno (i 1td serve'. WV. E1. Finidley, (County Chairma)n. Wec Wish to t':.nk our friends and ii- the siikm :-i andh dthi! of~ oup baby. Mr. and M .*. WV. R. Nix.