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Some Interesting
Cases In Court
Court of general sessions fai- Pick
ens county which convened Monday
morning, September 25, adjourned
Friday evening. Most of the cases
disposed of were for violation of the
prohibition law.
A case which created considerable
interest was that of The Statevs.
E. M. Duncan, chargedI with violation
of the prohib'tfon law. He was found
guilty and sentenced to serve twelve
months on the chaingang and pay a
fine of $1000. Hs attorneys will ap
peal to the supreme court. The evi
dence brought out during the trial
showed that Duncan and Elzie Dur
ham owned and operated an illicit dis
tillery in the Six Mile section about
two years ago. According to the
testimony the still was at first lo
cated en Duncan's place but was la
ter mover near Durham's home and
-that .after the still was moved Dun
can reported it to officers who cut it
Up and arrested Durham. Durham
has served six months on the chain
gang and paid $100 fine for his part
in the affair, but in some way the
case against Duncan was not brought
up until this term of court. A short
while after Duncan reported the still
he was appointed constable or deputy
sheriff at Cateecht'e and ISoljitor
Smoak contcnded that the "turning
up" of the still by Duncan .had some
th'ng to do with his being appointed
f an officer of the law. Duncan denied
all charges against him. The jury
was cut only a few minutes in reach.
ing a verdict of guilty. Duncan was
formerly a policeman at West Green
ville,le town made famous by Stub
Another interesting case was that
of The State against Rhett Riddle
nd Frank Haskins, charged with
violating the prohibition law. Riddle,
a Spartanburg man, and Haskins, a
Canadian, were recently caught near
Georges Creek church by Rural
Policeman Julian after an exciting
automcbile race of about fifteen
miles in which Mr. Julian's stripped
dcwn Ford overtook the high-power
* ed Stoddard-Dayton car of the sus.
-pecte d rum runners. Policeman
Julian searched the car, and found
forty gallons of whiskey in it, arre :
ed Riddle and Haiskins, confiscated
the whiskey and car, the body of the
car, to all appearances, being especi
ally built for hauling whiskey. T110
case came up for trial Friday. Do
fendants' atterney, Sam Nichols of
Spartanburg, made a powerful argu
ment before the court contendiin.
that the search of his client's car
without a warrant was unconstitn
tional and evidence obtained by reas
cn of such illegal search could no-,
be used against defendant. The
State contend d that Haskins gave
pcimissicn for the car to be searched,
but the.defense centented thatf Has
kins had no right to givegermissioni
since it was not Ils car. In chargingc
the jury Judige Stase said an off:cer
had no right to search a car for.
whiskey wvithcut a1 search wvarrant
unlce the whiskey wias in plain viewv
c , f tihe cfficer and1( thlat evidlence un
lewfully cbtained atainlst any one
.e could nlot be used. lit then told the
jury it must decideb whlether Police
manl Julianf hlad (chtalined sufficient
permilissionl to scarch the car of the
dcfecudants. Afte r deiliberating sev'
eral houirs withcut reLaching a verdict
the jury was dismissed andl a mis
trio l orderedi. Hawkinls thellclilad
g~uilty to tile chlarge against hlim and
the ease against Riddle was noi pros
sed. Hlaskinls' scntende was twelve
months onl the chlaingang and a fin2
of $1000, but upon serving four'
months balance of senltence lsIusen
edl during godd~ib thavior. Although
the amoimnt of wh';skey in~volved in
this cate was the largest of the weedk
the sentence wvas about thle lightest.
Jeff Harris was foundl guilty of
Weclating the prohibition law and
sentenced to servo twelve mlonths ('n
the chain gang' and gay $1000 line.
but upon 'serving r'ix months; balance
of sentVnce is sutspended (luring goid
b~ehavio.'. IHrris was found by of i
cers in a path near a still. He claimn
ed h<0 wasF out hunting, but The St2~
4brcught rut evidence that lie was
tereC3sted ':n the still anid was
waltch'' when foundl~. Thie o~pra~
of the -still hlave already henl
end 5Ventenced by a' former court.
- F'olger" I lil, Geor)ge lill and 11e
1ii--. w::s found yutilty
petty larceny and sentenced to serve
thirty days each on the -chaingang
They were charged with having stoles
an automobile tire from a Mr. Jones
of Dacusvflle. .
Eugene Morton, 18..year.old white
youth, plead guilty of violating thi
prohibition law. Solicitor Smoak ask"
ed the judge to showv leniency in this
case and Morton was senta ped t(
serve three months on the chai-ngang
or pay a fine of $150.
Will Wardlaw, colored, plead guilty
of stealing a dog and was sentenced
to serve six months on the gang.
Lonic Mauldin and Thomas Can
trell; violation of prohibition law
Case against Cantrell nol prossed.
Mauldin plead guilty and sentenced
to serve twelve months and pay $1000
fine. Upon serving six months bal
ance of sentenc.e suepended during
good behavior.
Johnson Bayne, charged with mali
cious mischief, failed to appear for
trial and was found guilty and given
a sealed sentence. The case grew out
of the shooting and killing by Baye.i
of a dog belcnging to H. A. Lo per
of Dacusville
Mollie Phillips plead guilty of
violating the prohibition law. Sen
tenced to serve twelve months in
state penitentiary, but after serving
six months balance of sentence sus
pended dui"ng gocd behavior. She
is a white woman and sister-in-law
of J. H. Blackwell who was found
not gulty of violating prohibition law
last week.
J. F. Edwards, Wesley Curry and
Ernest Frazier, charged with viola
t'ng prohibition law, failed to appear
for trial., Case against Frazier was
nol pressed. Defendants later ap
peared in court and were each sen
tenced to serve twelve months, all
but five months each being suspend
ed during good behavior.
Folger Powell plead guilty of vio
lating prohibition law. Twelv'
mcnths and $1000, all but four month'
suspended during good behavior.
W. P. Hammond and 0. A. Yates,
violating lrohibitien law. Case
against Hammond nol prossed. Yate:.
plead guilty and given sentence of
twelve months and $1000. After
serving four mos ths balance suspend
ed during good behavior.
John Hunt and Andy Terrell plead
guilty of violating prohibition law.
Twelve months and $1000 each.
Lee and ,Alfred McKee plead guilty
of violating prohibition law. Twelve
months and $1000 each. Upon each
serving six months balance of sen
tence suspended lur'ng good behavior.
These two boys are ,stns of Perry
McKee who was sentenced earlier in
the week to serve six months on the
chaingang for violating the prohibi
tion law.
Joe Davis and Henry Martin, vi
lating prohibition law. Guilty. Seal
ed sentence.
Attorneys for J. B. Patterson have
appealed his case to the suprenw
court. Patterson) was sentericed
early in the week to serve tivelve
months and pay $1000 fine for viola
ting the prohibition lawv.
E. A. Hawkins, cf the Mt. Carnmel
sceticn of Picktns eunty (lied Sun
day efi~ernoon at 12:45 (o'e.lock asfter
a lingering illness, liHe 's sur'vive!l
by six children, four sons as fellows:
Claude, Allen, Fred end Lewis; two
daughters; Mr . HT. L. Fatterfield and
Mrs. Walter Knight. lH is also sir
vivecd by two brothers, Messrs. Ervin
Hawkins of Occrgia awl TPom Unwk
ins cf Greenville, and two sisrteis
Mrs. John Smith of G4renille and
Mrs. Back Smith of -Ne w York.
Born unto Mr. andl Mrs. Melvin
Bolding, September 15, a fine boy.
The many friends of Mr. Luther
\IeQm.-n are sorry to knowv that he
is in the Greenville hospital. We
w'.sh for him a speedly recovery.
Scrry to report that Mr. Jim
('rtwder is sick at this writing.
Str. and Mrs. Garvin McQueen of
Central wer~e guests of Mr. and1( Mrs.
R.4 e - Wit last Sunday.
'V '.a Smith spent the wecek
'i- rs. Sl~an Hlolden spent
-Mr. an:] Mrs Robert
\...-..-.'nem. w'ill hei miade in niext
for i''e~: *a unty c.hool teachers.
School Progress
For the past several years Picken
county has been taking on renewec
life In her school work. She has de
parted from the old beaten paths o
"let well enough alone," or- even o
marking time, to new enterprises o
new thoughts and methods of running
her schools. Having kept in touc
with the more progressive schools o
the state and nation, watch:ing witt
intense interest their methods, to se<
whether they were successful or
failure, and realizing that in almos
all their endeavors they met witt
success, it has been thought prope
to try thse same things in Picken
schools, for, according to the old ad
dago "what is good for Paul is goo<
for Silas."
Consolidation has been the educa
tional watchword in almost all of th<
progressive school states. With thie
idea predominating, they have gon<
forward with leaps and bounds, ac
cc'zplishing much for the educati.
of their future citizens. South Caro
lina has caught the spirit of the move
ment and she, too, is going forwar<
with great strides. It is a pleasure
to know that Pickens county has beer
doing her part 1n carrying forward
her share of this movement.
The first consolidation in Picken
county was the Carpenter Creel
school with the Dacusville schoo
district No. 17. This was brough
about several years ago, and as i
result a good school was establishe<
at Dacusville, giving the boys am
girls of that community a much bet
ter chance than they had been ac
customed too.
The next consolidation was th
unting of the Clemson school dis
trict in Oconee county with the Cal
houn District in Pickens county, witi
the school house located on the Pick
eus county side. As a result of thi:
the rchocl has advanced from a small
two-teacher school to one -of th<
recognized high schools of the state
Goo work s being done in this
school, the' work in the class room
and the building being a credit not
oinly to Pickens county but to the
state as well.
Follcwing this the Garvin school
district was consolidat..d with a part
cf the Kings school district. The
result in a material way was the ad
vancement from a one-teacher school
to a three. Also, from a ten-niinute
Preaching eveivy day this week at
Grace Methodist church at 4 p. m.
and 7:30 p. m. A cordial invitation
.s extended by the pastor and church
to the community to come and wor
ship with us. The attendance and
interest, has been goed. Pref. B. L.
Fowler of'Greer is song leader. He
ire fine. Rev. J. 1M.. Steadman, the
presidling elder of the Greenville (is
trict will preach Sunday at 11 a. m.
andl hold the fourth iluarterly confer
ence at the clcse of the morning
During the balai
Sentinel will accepi
subscriptions at th
No subscription
this rate for less
more than three y~
This is a special
expires the price o
8L.50 'ayvar arh(
Turkey Croxk Ccial Co. Retlrn Mon.
ey Obtained Fr<.m Price.
The case of 'I he State against J.
R. Watts, J. R. Ketchum and W. M..
Barnett was begun in the court of
general sessions at P:ckens, on Wed
nesday, the 27th of October, the de
fendants having betn charged with
obtaining $3,000 by false pretense:(
and representations from Alr. W. R.
Price, a merchant of Piekens county.
After all of the evidt nee was in on
behalf of the State, the defendants
offered Mir. Price, the prosecutor, the
sum of $3,105, the amount which he
alleged in the n(ictment had been
obtained from him thrc ugh false pre
tenses and re'pr( sentations, and the'
said amount wis accepted by himl)
and the case nel prostd by the Solic.
''h" CaS( "'rew < ut of a sale to M1.
W. R. itjt( of 300 "harts of .stock
in the 'PTu key Creek Ccal Co., t em.
poration und( r thet laws of tlie State
(;f Deln ware but doing business in
the State of Kentuel:y and havine
its princ ipal :trice at Bat'bourville.
Ky. According to the witnesses the
de fendants recprtsented to Mr. Price
that they paid $200,000 for 1(100 acres
of land in wh'ch there were millions I
ef tens of the finest coal in the coun
try, and that .iohni 1). Rockefeller 1"
and luiry Ford (wutl valuable lands
r.lalr the pIroperty cf t he Turkey
Creek Coal Company, and that they
w\erC so ling stiek in the sum o
$100,000 to build a rtilre':d to thi
prep:erty; and tlha't Mr. .1. W. 1bn.
(ricks of the city o" Pickens ha
l.urclased $1,000 worth of this stock
from them.
It developed( from th<c testimpony
that thies t cpiresentatio:s were false
e'4necrn1inglt thc eoa~i ll the said pr'op
t ty, the p1rice paid for the land.
and the owner5 adjoiling the land,
tond the buying of stlek by Mr. ln -
)ricks in the suml of $1,000. It was
bsrouglit cut that the land was actual
ly worth $3,000 or . $4,000.
The defendants exchanged tilt'
said 300 sharts of stuck that Mr.
Price purchased fcr :30 sharts of .1.
K. Orr Shoe Company stock, of the
City of Atlanta, Ga., of the par valuI
of $3,000, and it was' proved by (ne
(f the officers of the .1. K. Orr Shoe
Company that the stock, at the tinm
of the exchange, was worth par waih
an accrued dividend.
The c.itizens of I'ickens county ar
very much elated over the fact thatit
Mir. Price obtained his money back, al
an(' this will be a "i'warning to sto'k
salesman heruafter, who are selling
worthles: stock, to st 'v aIw::.y t1rf
Pickens county unk ss they expect t
to be presented to the fullest. extent
of the law.
Jas. P. Car: y, Jr., ass'.sted D).
W. Smcak in the pro-.<ecution of this
ca!e. .J. G. .L.eatherw..ood of Green.
yulle, and1( Craig & Keith of Pickens
repre'senlted thie defend~ants.
* Mr. and Mrs. J1. Alonz~o Blrown of ,
Catetebiee and Mr'. L. "W. (lill oIf i b
er'ty v isited( t h< lainily : f Mr1. and1( 1
Mr11s. .J. L,. hIrowni cin l'iekens roulti
.1 last Sundav. '
Mris. l':dd (Chpstnin of1 this '< .t~1n
lhps [been vising her 1 so3 51-: arl Ch'1as
13ain of (':lhoun..
Mris. M1liini( ('nastin h of i lute -t h
I:<ch ns :f ('l'.nwon~.
I ives5 u t. (k mI soni t his5 wee'k.
Mrs. S. W. I loward, wvidow'. of the'
hat St ephien Ilowad, ha~s just. r'e
turned h10me1 a1fteir spend'linug se'verai
weeks with thle famiily of Mr. and3 i
Mr's. J. L~. Brown'i.
Miss Ruby Chastain is at hem,
for a~ few weeks vacationi tfom 1her t
Our school ha~s ('losed a succesful
term with Miss Meric Hlendr'.eks y
and Mr. Richar'l. Hlallum as teachers. c
Mountaineeri. t
"Stub" Turntc', former' West Gren
v'ille poilman andl well known ini
I-icker.s counlty, wast~ found guilty. I
in GrIeenville 'ounty e'Curt last wi (
of having 17 gajlons of whiiskey inl
his l;nssessioni unla3wi1ly, and3 wa
antenced0( to servye six nmont hs o the
elhaingang. I~. ap sled to ta >sp).
icelc eu t f'.' a new. tial1.
M3iss Zo' 1H oyles of' And:.r' ~s
v':iting . Aios Ora ci' all
[n Pickens County
class period to twenty and thirty
class period. This community has
taken on new life, and much more
good is being accomplished than be
Probably the biggest consolidation
wa4 that of the Lenhardt and Maul
din school districts with the Easley
school district No. 13. This consoli
dation has placed one of the best
hieh schools in the state :n reach of
a large number. of children that be
fore did not have that advantage. It
made possible the floating of"a $>0,
000.00 bond issue without the increas
ing of the mill levy, providing ample
class room space.
In connecton with this consolida
tion school busses have been put on
in the Le1nhardt scftion and the c'ii
dren that are, from one to [email protected]
miles from school are being trans
ported to schocl. Good roads make
this pcssible, and from the testimony
ci many of the patrons in this see
Stion, is the biggest buon iat has
ever come their way.
Still another consolidation is that
of the Flat Rcck school district No.
4 with the Brushy Creek district of
Anderson ecunty. This will mean,
besides the :incrcased elYicit ncy in
the class room, the dvaneemt-int from
a three-teacher school to a live-teach.
er school.
The last consolidation was inished
last we:k when the Mt. Carmel school
was merged with the Dacusville
school. Heretofore these two schools
have be a running within "a few miles
of each cther, the Mt. Carmel lchoo;
having two teachers and the Dacus
ville scheol having thr(C. Th( most
time that could be given to any rcei
tation in either scihoci was about ten
and fifteen minutes. Now the crieds
will range from twenty to thirty
minutes. To accomedate these school
children a school bus has been put
on and the punils will be transported
from the Mt. Carmel section to the
Dacusville school.
These consolidaticns have all prov
en successful, being 100 per cent more
efficient than before this work was
done. It is the hope of all'that are
intercsted in education that this good
work will c'nt'nue, that the wheels
of pregress will ever be well oiled,
and Pickens county will continue to
head the counties of the State in
an educational way.
Services at Pickens Baptist church
next Sunday morning are as follows:
Sunday school, 10 a. m.
Preaching by Pastor, 11 a. m.
There wil be an important business
meeting at the close of the service
for the elction of dlclegates to the
association, etc. It -'s important
that all of the menmbers of the church
be present. The night service wvill
be given over on account of the meet
ing at the Methodist dihuch.
rs for $2
Lce of October The
new and renewal
s rate.
vill be accepted at
~han two years or
affer and when it
the paper will be
Pickens Associa
tion Meets Oct.13
The next meeting of the Pickezns
1,arti:<t. As foeiation will be held with
OolenL'y Bapjlt't church, commencing
I ridaty, October 1:th, and continuing
througI Sunday.
The cx cutive comm1itta has a<
ran;cd the following as it suggested
1'rogrami on the order of businiess
Friday, 13th.
10:00 a. m.-Devotional services
led by the pastor, Rev. F. S. Childress.
10::,0----Enrollmnlt tof delegates.
11:00-.- Introductory sermon by Rev.
\ .) llammett.
1 I. l.-- ltel:crt on tihe spirtua l
nt:icu of th cluriches, and Public
1'. m-.-Rel mlt on Sunday SchooN:.
4 l. m-AltIcintmlent- of commlnit
1t (. ti, 1 r q'tit at this session; liscel.
Ma.(.. bulsiess rand anljo~urn.
Naturdr y, 1 ith:
::-4O t. m.---)ere. tioml) ser-vic' es
n ue tt. * hy IRev. . . Mlitchell.
:,. n.-- !; [. It 44n Aged ?.i
stt S.
10:30 a. m.--Report on Religiou.;
0 J:00 i. m.--Repo t on Christian
.ducat ion.
12:00---A nnounc:eme:t:;, 1 iscel
lneusti busin ss and adjourn for din
A fternoon
2:011 p. in.---lI)p4,rt on Orphanag..
2:.15 I.. m.-- H R <(A tit 1io: pital.
::15 p. m11.--Rl'port 4on 1\'nlum
-1:00 p. n.---1 iset hineo1cus business
tal mdii;urn.
Sunday, 1s5th.
1):'0 a. Im.--l vCth4.nal4 ti.viecs Col
h11 i'tl by ). .1. II. M iteil .
10:00 .l. m1---l re (:n t-tate ' lis
.1(, 1 m 4 is.- is ' Ii Ic us and 14. Foreign
li ion s. These thr t ( rts to be
re1Ai in the order tated ad ;ti consider
d toge tht r.
I 1::0 a. n.--St 1- en by )r. C. h.
hu r t s.
2 p. m.--All other reports to b
I)aIde at this session; rc'solutioins andi
)iseClancous business.
3:00 p m.-Rcport on Obituaries.
At the last meeting of the associa
on the Committee on Time and
lu.)c)e relcomlLmended that at this meet
ig Sunday be made "Rally Day"
nd that. 111 the churches of the as
ucialti(;n close and d1ispenlse wikh
reelhinj (In that, day so that all the
ast(,rs, d(eacons and others could at
'ind. It is. ('arncsitly hola.d that
il the churches will observe this rec
nlnnendation. Executive Com.
Isy special reques-t Prof. \McD.
Veams wvilI be at the P'ckens Coun..
y Singingt (cnvenltien1 at Cross Roadsq
hbureb October 7 and 8. Prof.
Vi am), tile famous singer, conductor
111d composer, is ai native of Pickens
lurdy butl) fcr the pai several yearg
asy omde4 his8 home ini Georgia. Ho
41analI we!4I he4 hlard to) finld any
hn. W kr~ow whereof wec speak.
4Vwning~ llyn~n No. 2, his 1922
444':, is) th)1 h't all-roundl book for
Il 4.e4a14:ens to. be found. Htis friends
-iii 1be del'ighted tol see and1( hear' bUin
.A Lover' of Sonig.
Columbia, Oct. 2.-The South Caro
na Cotten Gr'owvers' Cooprativo
ssocialtlin haus paid cut in advances
> its membersC)' over $1,500,000. Cot
)f is pin(1')g linto concentration .'
oints, wvarehouser and ree~vng
taltionsi daily in large lots and th'e
r'eat orgaiz/ation which the farmers -
f the state have set in motion fo5
he p~urpoY(e of marketing their crop .
functioning in a splendid manner.
T he Sc'hool Imniprovemient Asesocia
ion of the Liberty high school an.
'ouncec a big school picnic on Oct.
8, at 2 o'clo(k. Everybody interested
n our school come. As we are going
o serve dinner to our five hundred
>ulpils, we ack the laies to all bring
n their' baskvts, meat, bread, peanut
>ptter' n)dwViches and enke.
Come! Let's have a big school rally.
Mrs. 11. E. Bowen. Sec.

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