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VOLUME 52-NLMBER 20. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 1922 SUusCRPTION
McLEOD AND f
The result of the Pickens county
election was known at the county seat
by 7 o'clock Tuesday night
J. 0. Williams is reelected to the
house of representatives over J. M.
J. A. Finley and Z. N. Mullinax
are elected county commissioners.
Rev. R. A. Hudson is elected pro
Blease carried Pickens county over
McLeod by more than 800 votes.
Hope carried Pickens county by
more than 1500 majority over Swear
ingen for state superintendent of
All county boies were heard from
by seven o'clock Tueuday night er
cept Peters Creek which polls about
The voe in the accompanying ta
ble was recoived by telephone and is
a's near correct as can be had until
the official count.
The vote. at Shady Grove for stace
candidates, which was received after
the .table on this page was put in
type, is as follows: Blease 56, Mc
Leod 5; Hope 56, Swearingen 5. 1
A , dispatch from Columbia at 8
o'clock says out of 122,000 votes
heard from McLeod is leading Blease
A dispatch from Columbia at 9:30
Tuesday night says MgLeod has 82.
000 votes, Blease 66,000. Blease can
not overeome this leud with tWe re
The count at 9:30 gives Hope
83,145, Swearingen 53,769.
Hopo is elected state superinten
dent of education over Swearingen
by an overwhelming majority.
MEETING PICKENS ASSOCIA
On account of various conflicting
causes the Executive Committee of
the Pickens Assoc'ation at a nieeting
held last Monday decided it would be
best to postpone the meeting from
the 22nd inst., to the 13th of Oc
tober. Several reasons for this ac
tion wcrc considered "by the commit
9P The churches of the Association
and all others interested will make
note of the. changes in the time. The
association will meet with Oolenoy
church on Fri(lay, October 15th and
continue through Sunday.
COULD XOT KEEP A GOOD MAN
* In 1906 a young man came to El
bert county from Pickens county, S.
C., with only $25.00 and farmed on
shares with T. W. Durham. 1-1i s
name was J. A. Roper, now of Six
Mile, S. C. He made a good crop, :eil
in love wvith Miss Yeargin, of the
same neighborhood, and married af
ter a short courtship. He continued
.o prosper and saved up several
thousand dollars. Afterwards lhe
moved back to South Carolina, wvhere
he continued to prosper, and 's now
worth at least $10,000, and the hap
py father of six children, and is ensl'
ier of the local bank and a leading
(iuzen of his community. The story
of his life ought to be an inspiration
tolthers. When he was 28 yeac~rs 0f
ag;e, having been a poor bC.y. with
a' ant advantages 'andl no opplYrtuty~t
to get an education, and wvith the
courage andl ambition of a hero, he
enlteredl school with anud studied
books used by his oldest son. lHe
made Tapid progress, and is now
cashier of the bank he organ';zed,
andl is also trustee of the Six Mil.'
Academy, a consistcnt member oif
the Baptist church, and is known as
an exemplary cit'tzen,-ablosutely hon
est, fair and ambitious. His fathe'r
andl grandfather were Baptist preach
ers.-Elberton (Ga.) Star.
4 ~ EASLEY ELECT"IONVOID)
- The election recently held in Easley
andl which resulted in favor of the~
towin issuing $50,000 for additional
pa'vedI streets and $30,000 for past
Indlebtedlness, has been thrown out
and dlecla)'ed no election.
s A committee of Easley citizens op
* posedl to the -$50,000 bond issue em
ployed Carey & Qarey, attorneys, to
conteet the election, andl it was found
that not a sufficient numibar of prop
* ~. crty owners had signed the petition
asking for the election.
i, Finley, Mullinax
AN\ OLD EXSLAVE VISITS THE
SCENES OF HIS BOYHOOD DAYS
Among the few old time slaves of
other days issWilliam Washington of
near Greenwood, S. C. Before the
war he was the property of Mrs. Sal
lie Child Robinson, wife of Dr. George
E. Robinson, late of Liberty, Pickens
Just a few days ago he came to
Pickens to see his "white folks," Mr.
C. E. Robinson, son of Dr. Robinson,
who was a baby and whom he helped
to raise while he was a slave. To
gether they visited the scenes of Mr.
Robinson's birth and the boyhood
days of William, at what is now the
Presbyterian parsonage near Carmel
Presbyterian church 'i the lower part
Df this county.
It was indeed pathetic. to see-Wil
liam as he tried to recall certain
;pots or locations about the place.
Ele pointed out the place where the
Doctor's office stood and where the
keleton was kept. le showed where
x row of houses were located where
-he negroes all lived. le looked at
-he acres and acres 'n cultivatidn and
vould say "all this was in woods,"
mId "all that was in cultivation,"
)ointing to the fields which had grown
ip in pies. Ie showed where he
hitched the horses to the old "Rock
nway" and drove 'his young mistress
:o old Carmel to preohing and where
he sat high up in the gallery. lie
refognized the old building and the
grounds around the church for it
ooks very much as it did then.
William is now 82 years old, is
well and strong and h-is mind is bright
and clear. He is a preacher of more
Lhan ordinary ability and stated that
he served one chuich for 27 years.
le went to Richmond in 1863 as
the "body servant" of Dr. Robinson
ind remained until the close of tue
war. le was in- the regiment comn
mnandcd by Gen. Jenkins, in which
regiment Dr. Robinson served as
urgeon. His principal duty vhile a
battle Was going en was to hold the
loctor's horse and keep him in read
ness for mounting.
He said they would ofteq dig tren
ies 30 feet long, and'wide and deep,
aid dump the bodies in as so many
logs and in any kind of fashion. That
iome timej these trenches would be
so full that only alout a foot of
.arth was requircIl To cover them.
Ile grew hardened to war as evi
lenced by the fact that lie said on
ein occasion when they were in pur
mit of the Yankees he saw one of
Lhem leaning in a fence corner and
noticing that he did not move decided
to make an investigation. Upon ap
proaching him he saw that the man
was dead, whereupon he inspectedI
his pockets andl was happy so find
lifty dollars wvhich he cheerfully ap
propiriated to his own use.
One of his trying expiriences wvas
when he hadl to (1o withotit something
to eat for more than two (lays at a
tUme; andI another one wvas when a
bullet went through his hat on his
He rememibers v'ividly the Black
Staunton river red wvith the blood of
the dleadl and sawv numbers of bodies
floating down the stream.
HeI wvas a happy young "nigger'
wvhan he was toldl that the' war was
over at Appomattox and~ when his
young bpss said "Come on Bill, let's
go home.'' So they 'mounted herses
and in company wvith the late E. HI.
Shanklin of Pendleton and other~s
they wendIed their way home.
lie wvas the nephibw of "Old Mamm~y
Sal" wvho spent her entire life with~
Mrs. Elizabeth Child andl her ser
Rufus A. Child who lived the greater
part of' his life at Pickens.
Therev are fewv of the old ante
b~ellumi m groes living, and it is rar<
that one can be found of William's
stre-ngth of' mind and~ body at his
advanced(~ age. It was indeed a lea
sure to his "young white folks" t(
have a v':sit from him~ and hear hiur
n-~herr re many incidents of the past
One t hin~ es~pcially that wvas pleas
ing was the' pra'ise for .his formre:
miaster for his kind ~.5tra tn whih
a slave and his goed~ advice wh'
they separa((tIi d nd 'lliam walhe
away a free man to make his wa:
2nd Primary Re,
0'oss Roidtis.- 45i 131 391
Glenwood Mil 1401 851 2081
Calhoun--------431 1221 1091
Pickens Mill ---- 561 371 461
Plqasiant Grove- 291 201 301
Cateechee------- 891 331 92
Flat Rock------- 781 121 441
Holly Springs--- 631 111 291
Issaqueena Mill 1241 301 121
Looper's Gin.--- 361 291 42J
Maplecroft Mill 321 121 231
Mile Creek. 671 191 691
Pickens---------4051 2811 464 2
Alice Mill- 981 191 67 4
Antioch..----------581 13 431
ContraL-.-121 136 2151
Pumpkintown - 721 221 51
Daeusvillc -- 271 44 3:1
Easley.- 354; 358! 4111 "C
Easley M."l 1 971 (6; 12:l
Easley Mill No. 2 451 28; 46;
Liberty----------18 174' 24
Norris.----------...i 2: 1
Six Mile 109; 220!
Cross Plains--- 50; 241 441
Total_.. - 602j1779 2945 13E
Pickens Train 11
Fffo;rts are now~ bcing made(1
1xirfect arrangements whlereby t'
Pickcins IRaili-cad Co. may run
train from Pickens to Greenville a
retui n, instead (,f from Pickens
Evsley as at p~resent.
Southern Railay trains Nos
and 46, the early moring a11nd nI-'
Iccal trains going to anld comli
from Greenville, were discontin.
last Saturday, much to the ie(
venjenee of the traveling public
In an effort to serve the people
P-*ekcjs county' the Pickens. Railro
Co. hats cffered to run its trains
to Greenville it arrangements ci
be made with the Southernl Iailw,
Co. for tile 'Use of its track-, ai
terminal facilities in C reenv.'l
Negotiations betweecn the tw~o ra
ABOUT P~ICK ENS COUNTY
Editor Clarence Poe Says I'ickei
County Is Progressive
M1r. Clarence Poe, e(!;tor of the Pr
gressive Farmer, wvho recently visit,
Pickens county, has wiuitten the f(
lowing article for hispaer
PickensCounty S.3C. ofer9ag
exam~leof te 1ogresi85es 208
seen in any part of 2 theC9|li
11111 Vrgina. 5et' 37| what|
Pickes folshav done rec 0|y:
1. Thy hav h89| 33 cont|a
'fo th me fo seera year 44d|
now tryigto6ge a 11om aget|a
2 Thyhve (ev24p| stron 102|
sesn aricutur 5an home 42no
fo igh choo 3boy a 12| gils
:L~h~ pas7e thei 69t i
s .n-p fr he oo53aiv 32 ark
ng-a ae stll4oin, 281| 4hain2
of Cmmere (l9in 19| 67ly o
(lay n ordr 5tha bu 3|e m43n
.loin vith fr 142r | in 3utin Pi15
4. Thefar 2er a 44 getig3
for th boll 354i b 58 a 411ilep
and has about 109 Chi20
ffortsf re ulls bch ing madetl
beingfe aranemets oherblok "A
"votens iload Co.ki~, Proy Ban
ntrarickensra toeaevill a
niety-fointea icie frmePickens
Sp orucoeraivewakting osw
Sadoe, theiearly marning0andun
k 'catrinsl goingtonand comi
frome Geonmie inr dighscolntis
las San udaymuc to ava V the~t~ ie<fc
vnince patcf Caravlingn publi
Pick.nttl cont the Pckes. inlrok
Co.' ha pffer e to thnis tvrins~
ltermi nl fairlitie inreenvil
kults In Pickens Co.
House County Probate
i Rep. Commisioner Judge
191 451 131 481 351 271 61 25! 32
L6I 1481 771 1201 1291 501 1331 1021 122
21 321 1241 741 1261 39) 741 1061 54
151 401 501 39| 711 64! 81 481 45
19|1 201 291 431 391 41 101 311 17
01 131 1111 481 821 891 471 401 78
12l 91 761 71 671 12! 861 351 51
15| 24! 501 17! 421 501 341 23! 50
191 59| 94! 47| 1041 721 791 531 98
!21 28j 361 62 541 5| 51 32' 31
101 12! 321 8 1 :30 6 i 381 141 30
17! -661 191 28' 69 15; :301 211 65
71 621 331 :30; 40 .801 20' 381 57
L9) 266 409! 301: 124 271: 257 2961 :387
I15 751 391 621 69i :151 601 61! 52
!91 26| 451 26, :1 50. 311 33) 37
;41 90! 1851 96' 188, 122; 126 112i 166
12j 501 41! (5 ! 7 52: 2-1 401 5:
81 24) 26| 471 25 21 1 29i 22
101 201! 5021 272! 4751 198 493 :366 340
38' 78 851 45' 10 V 28 ' 77; 85
N51 20' 561 51 59) 1:3 65 261 47
1 165 192! 92: 202; 1-1-: 272 700! 158
!51 27! 52! 1:11 471 46; 501 .18! 31
;3) 361 201 24| 81! 5) 45. 34! 22
!71 1171 130| 41) 220) 116 118! 851 163
0 47) 27i 55! :34) 24 :351 33 47
-- 37) 24! 13f 47 291 33) '1; 29
;9 1807;2589 1728 285117972:34 2042 2370
lay Run to G'ville
to I way companies are iow being carrie.)
AS Such an arrangment as oudined
above would mean much to P1ckens
n county and the city of Greenville. It
to Voild mean <wiek and direct travel,
express and freight bawCen PIcken4,
45 Easley and Greenville, and wculd
:ht practically put'ickcns adl( immediate
ng section on the main line (if thc rail
m- Should the plan materialize a round
of trip would likely be madc between
Pickens and Greenville in the early
of forenoon and another round trip
ad late in the (lay, making it possbkle
on for people to live in Pickens and do
? business in Greenville.
Iy It seems that if the Southern Rail
id way is unable to take care of the
le. needs of the I)ubl:c it shAuld wekome!
ii- an arral:'.mcnt like this.
rarents in better poultry, better hogs,
ns The Federal government wll pay
one-third to one half of the expense
of getting a full time teacher of agri
culture and a full time teacher of
0- home economics for your high school.
Ld If you are without such teachers, you
Al- are cheating yourself; for you are
simply p)aying Uncle Sam tarfl' taxes,
0(d etc., to providg such teachers for
>wj other schools and1 then not getting
as ithem for your owvn boys andl girls.
he Why not see your county superinten
dent or the principal of your high
nt school about this matter ?
re Cooperative market ing is gaining
to. ground all the time. The opplosition
ir- is fighting desperately-irculating
es affidavits, for exampile, signedl by a
drui.nk~ard andl deadhbeat who lives in a
he house owvned by a Negro woman. Is
*t- it such men that the interests fighting
er cooperative marketinag must qinote?
a And they are~ no doubt willing to pay
lht one or two men sev'eral t imes the
11s worth of a pile of tobacco or lo d of
cotton in order to advertise them as
dly saying that the competitive rvetemn
'o paidl him more than the cooperatiwe
)i- marketing plan. But farmerci see
ed through such things. As the States
?(l ville Landmark'- says of e.ooperative
te "The fierceness, not to say vicious
veness, with which it is assailed by
reC those interestedl in the o1(d system, is
nd in its favor."
ity FExactly. If the warehousemen and
ik- buyers were not making so much out
he of the 01(1 system, why would they be
nd~ fighting cooperative marketing so
eli SINGING CO NT:NJION
The~ I .iherty T< .wnsh ip Sing;i:e
tid Com-vention wvill meeU(t w' b the see
ernd !H: I t church o f L.iberty the
Sthird Suna iy, Sep. 1 7. beginning at
a.4 1:80 ,'e!k Everyhedy invite.d to
'he IP. T. N( lson. Pres.
Central Public Sc
LIVE LMlERTY LOCALS
School Opefed Sept. 4-Scessful
Liberty, Sept. 5-The Uberty
school opened Monday morning with
Mr. L. N. Foy as superintendent and
fourteen other teachers. The follow.
irg dep.artments have' been added
rince last year, viz: Agriculture, book
keeping, voice, expression and chem
iFtry. Mr. Foy states that the at
tUndanlce this year will probably ex
ceed five hun1dred pupils and all in
dications )oint to a successful year.
Good -pegehlis, cxcCIgnti musie.,
leaded baslots and ~a fine feeling of
ecoperation and u11nderstanjing feat
ured tihe first annual chamber of
e(nmsce i ine at Liberty Tuesday.
l'arie's and towniismenl met to get
better acqun: lteald and to learn how
tc co-operate more to mutual advan
tage, some five hundred beim iI
Truth often comes from unexpected
-ources-this time from EIasley. "Lib
.ty, the Hub of Pickens County"
v-as chosen as the town slogan, by
the slogan committee of the chamber
cf commerce. 'Miss Winnie Johnson
. f Isley, won the ten dollar gold
1 icee awarded to the person of P'ek
ens ecunty wTo sent in the most
Mr. N. E. Winters, U. S. Experi
ment attent. at Clemson college, talk
cd on the timely as well as inte-rest
i:g theme 01 "Growinm Cotton Under
Poll Wcevil Conditions."
Mrs. Kline, State Marketing aent
of the Home Dcmonstration Dent.
of Winthrop College, gave an in
structive discussion of' the best meth
ods of marketing, and the relation
of farmer to merchant and business
Miss Tarramt, District Agent of
the Home Demcns.rat:'on Dept., and
Mr. T. A. Bowen, county ageit, were
on hand and lic ped to make the day
Mr. W. S. Richhourg was in charge
of the program. Music was furnished
thre-imhont the day by the William
A IIIRTl'HDAY PARTY
On August 22, Mr. and Mrs. A.
C Chastain wcre celight fully sin'
'ri.sed with a birthday party, it being
Mr. Chastain's 71st yCar.
Mr. an( Mrs. Chastain were at
-hurch that mo'ning,(the revival
'ervices were being held at their
-hureh at this thiic) when their rel
stives from every part of the coun
try began entering the church. Mrs.
Chastain never dIreaming of an'~y suir
prs and not thinking of her birth
:lyvas wocnde(ring howv it wvas that
they all thought of coin the same
r!ay. After ser'viCQs (very one' she
1:oke to was inten'ling going home
with her. 'The larg r part of the
longregaticn wvas soon on their way
down to the C'hzaistin home. On
rauw ing near1 the house they saw
vehicles in ev~ery vaicant spot and
e.'roups of fam.'lar faces greet ingi
Loem on every sidle.
Sev'eral n)ice prIesents wer~e pred
5(ented: <lin !g the day.
Sonafter t he airr'ival from church
a delliCIus dlinner wa spredd out in
the lawvn. One of the main featuree
of the dinner was a birthday en.ke
decora ted w:t h t he candles, b aked hy
one' of the nieces, Mrs. ReN:-. The
enke was presented to Mrs. Chastain
with the candles lit by Prof. Reece
of ('arson-Newman college.
A fler dinner the c'rowd gathered
in front of the house where Mr.
Clement, the photographer, did some
After this a devotional service wa.,
condlucted by Revs Childress and
TPhe remainder of the afternoon wvas
rpet ' cOnversation and good musi'.
Sev(ral piano solos were rendered,
soing service, phonograph l'ie'es, also
?"ime extra good st rint: music was
fiirnished by sofne of the boys of' the
everyone present1~. May~ dach ho'
m(ore( such god 'lavs.
Mr'e Inov nntt r~
lay, September 18
The public is cordially Invited to
the opening exercises of .the Central
public school on Monday, September
18th, at 9.00 a. m. This opening will
start a years work thatbidi fair to.
be one of the best in the history of
the school. T1e school building has
been enlarged so that Central now
has a handsome building amply large
enough to care for the pupils of the
(I'striet and, any others who desire to,
conic * Central. The seati'ng capa.
-sity cf the auditorium has been en.
Iarged so it will now seat fiv.! hun
dred people. The stage has been re.
medeled andi a new curtain is soon to
TI'lie curriculum has been enlarged
so as to include not only the.regular
literary e(urse prescribed by the stato
but also couirses in Agriculture, (10
mie.-tic scieylev, and mu-sic. With tho
additien of these courses the boar(d
of trustees feel thiat they are offering
to the boys and g: irls of Central anld
the surrounding community an appor
tunity fcr un education that is sur
passed by few high schools.
The corps of teachens has been in
creased to thirteen and the board of
trustees feel that they have selected
teachers that are well thrained and
prepa red for the work that they are
to undertake. i'rot. C. II. Tinsley
will have charge of the school and
comes to us highly recommended. Ho
is an A. B. graduad of lurman Uni
versity and has had five years exper
ee as a teacher. For the past
three year)' he has been principal
of the higI ,:hotl of WayerAs, Ga.,
v ity of about.t \ va:1teen te'housand
pe-Te. I nu ll neval recordi
hah ~ ~ ~ 11; asa.1uteta tea-her.
ad (entral frel . proud of the fact
thit She was able to secure such a
Othler emrias f the faculty ae.
Guy Cex (11. S. (lemsen College",
Science andic A r:riculture.
Miss Mary L. Butlmr (A. 1. Vinl
throp Colleve), English and History.
Miss Ethel E. Medlock (m. S. An
derson College), Domestic Science.
Miss Caro E. Smith (13. M. Con
verse College), Music.
M iss A mand Paterson (A. B. Lan
der College), seventh grade.
Miss Helen Clayton (A. B. Colum
bia College), sixth grade.
Mrs. Betty Duckett (A. B. Colun
bia College), ffth grade.
Miss Greta Gaines (Central High
School), fourth grade.
M iss Anie Leng (Anderson Col
thi rd grade.
irs. Mlax Perry (A. B. Winthrop
College), second Pgrade.
Miss Frances Burgess (A. B. Win
throp Coll(ge), advance, first grade.
Miss Elo'se Hiutto (Winthrop andl
Orangeburg Summer Schools), first
WVELF'ARE COUTNCIL, MET
The Piekens County Welfare Couni
(il, (omp josed of postmasters anid mail
carric rs of the county, met at the
P ickens jpost office Wednesday after
aoon, Se ptember (. Seven members
were Ilresent ando a goodl meeting wvas
bad(. A letter frojo the welfare di
many hel pful suiggestions, was read
by Chairmian Rowland. Plans for~
imwrovemen(~rt of the service were dis
(tussed and the following creed of the
psa~!Il servic(e was adopted by the
Messenger of sympathy and love..
Servant of patIed friends.
Consoler of the lonely.
Bond of the scatteredl fam~'y.
Enllare-r ofC the common life.
Carrier of news and knowledge.
Instr'ument (If tradeo andl industi'y.
Promnoter' of nmtual acquaintance,
of peceC( and1 good wvill among mera
ando nat ions.
Married( on September. 4 at the
h'oe of thle bride's mother, Miss
l)"' ie \Msters and Mr. Jesse Hayes;
G. W. Howen, N. P., per'forning the
Married on Septembe/2.# at R. W.
Rice's shiop, Mr. Thomasn Powvell and
Miss Lhizzie ReeCves, bo0th of Pickens
county. Ijev. J1. W. lead perforrned
The Sentirnel hlaving the largest cir
culation in Pickens'countv. is natural.
ly the best advertising medium.