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V0L. V. PICKENS, S. C? THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 187G. NO
From the Enterprise ?j- Mountaineer.
Belknap and Bribery.
? Tlifiro Iiiih been a moral bowl
throughout tho Republican cohorts of
tho pon and type in regard to tho ro.
cently discovered bribery of tho Sec*
retary of War. They 6eem to raise
their hands in holy horror at the
corruption of a inembor of their cabinnf
Tr onnm i mm fltoti* ftti tvti
ed indignation and hypocritical profcssiong
and lamentations, that notli
ing of the kind had over before auK
lied tho immaculato purity of their
party. Even the Democrats think
frltrktr 11n i?n f<tntul n mn i?o'u iwtct <inr)
"> will make capital out of it in tlio
next Presidential election. Now let
lis see what all this fuss ia about, and
inquire if it ie tho discovery of something
new under tho sun of Radlca'
When Grant was electod President
of the United States, Stewart, a millionaire
merchant of New York, who
1 l i :.. i:? _ i
iihu nuvur uugaguu 111 ponuus, aim
know nothing more ot the duties ot
the Secreiary uf tho Treasury than
one of h'8 clerks, made tho President
olect a present of fifty thousand dollars.
in return for this handsome
nresent. to a noor and avai inioua tr>:m
wlioao moral poiccptions liuvo ever
been very blunt, lie was appointed to
preside over the Treasury Department.
It<>be-on, another millionaire
* of Pliilade)pliia out of uratitnde for
military services rendered, gave tlr.l'rt'sident
elect thirty thousand dollars,
and lie whs rewarded fur his
charity and benevolonco with tiieap
i w\i it' moil ^ <i( coni'/tlui'ii f Iwi M ? ??t?
I'l/IU IIIVIIV v/l OViWI vu?l J \J 1 I lio J.111VJT*
A Not ono man in ten thousand had ever
heard of Mr. Robeson. The public
were i?8 ignorant of him as hu
wae of the Navy depart men'. Mi
Jb'idli, who enjoys an income of tw?>
hundred thousand dollars a \ear
llluHik O il.iltoflitll I'hadMouI (y
IIII?V4V? (? v* * ' 111% V I V/ ' * V' A. I ViOl'iUII I VJT 1 U I I .
ot titty thousand dollars, and ho \varewarded
with tho oilioe of Secrolar)
. ot State. Thcso wealthy u.en want
ed poiiiioul honors, and perhaps hail
nctti u oi me imperial l'urple <. t It ?uie
being not up at public auction by .?
v corrupt soldiery.
Now what is tne difference between
tlio conduct ot President Grant and
It is Secretary Belknap? The one
\\iio paid in advar.ee tor a Liirh oHicv
and tlio otlioi* sold an insignificant
post?-trader d!iip on a credit. The
one uid Itia great shame publicly,
and the other privately. The one
seemed to have no m ?ral Reuse and
V A.~C ?I I!
VTUO uouniik U1 pilOlIC opinion. 1IIU
other did have some ecruplosot eonscience,
and tried to conceal his tur
pitude. In plain language, it wa
tho difference between a demi tnonde
and an intriquantee. The one st 11her
favors publicly, a id tho oilier
trios to concoul them. The otio lint)
no Bhame, and is defiant of public
^ Opinion,whilst the other has still some
eonae of propriety and regard fur pub
lie opinion. Morally, socially and
politically, the chief is worse than
bis subordinate in tho course ho Ins
pursued. The post trader only sells
bie goods at an enormous profit and
fleeces Bomo iivo or six hundred sol
diors. Tho ignoranco of a cabine
iTiiiiistor i? an injury to tho whole ro
<* imiKIS/I n !.i ..*5 ? * ?
j.i.yj v* mo wnuJU1UM IB a DAilOllllI
No Preaidont ovor boforo, was sur
rounded with such a corrupt sot.
Schenck, minister to England, had
to run away from tho court of Si.
jamoH, to oscapo boing sent to Newgate
prison. Koboson, Socretary of
Navy, Piorropont, Attornoy Gonoral
aro tbroatond with impoaohmont.?
Babcock, privato sccrctarv of t.l?n
President, was guilty, though acquit*
ted, of whiskey frauds, and actually
gtolo a lottor from tho Prosidont
whilst his trial was going on. Tho
brothor of Prosidont Grant is charge
Kil iu!?li * '
?jvt nmu UUIIIJ5 UUIIIIUCGCC1 Willi tVuildg
it) the post tradoi'shipH,
Il docs snom that tho whole Uopub
lican party, in office, and out of office,
is ontiroly corrupt and aro now tryincr
in f!nnctmaa in an?.inn iI>a
r> r>* ?? * ? ow.wwi. HIV. jjuni^
officials. Whon such is thocauo why
mako such a hullaballoo about Bol~
knnp. Tho poor follow was only try.
ing to sustain his wifo in hor lovo of
oxtravatrant dross. fiinhinn A-.n Un
received bribes undor compulsion, and
if 1)0 roccived them reluctanily, ho
was only following in tho footsteps of
his illustrious chief. B. F. P.
Louisvim.k, March 10.?On Friday
last a most wondorful phonomenon
occurrod at a point in Bath county,
Kentucky, two miles from Mud .Lick
Springs. At the time, two p. m., the
hcavons wcro bright, tho sun was
shining and only a few floating clouds
wcro visible. Suddenly then appeared
a light cloud ovor tho farm of
M.. J ?
mi, vjnniull, w mull HUeillUU UCSCCIIUing
upon tho earth. It hung over
head a few brief momonU and then
aomothing white fell lo tho earth.?
Tho fall continued ten minutes. Men
and women tiion went out and oxamined
llio flakos, and diacovcrod thorn
to bo floah, reaombling mutton. Whon
piekou u|? they quivorcd, A epaco
200 by 100 yards in oxtont was cov~
crod, and a number of trees, fences,
&o., wore also full of the strange sub
stance. Stains like tboso produced
by blood in its secondary condition
marked spots wbero the flakes bail
Drovos of chickcns and hogsawarmed
around the place and ate the flesh
will) great gusto. The inhabitants
for nules around camo for several
days afterward and collected speci
men4. Hundreds aro willing to testify
by affidavit to the truth of the entiro
v^iijiunu uuiit, u wcii Known retired
attorney of Mount Sterling, gave the
Courier Journal roportor sonio flakes
lo night, and llio latter placcd them
in charge ot' Professor J. Lawrence
Smith, a scientist, who will examine
them to monow. JIo says the sub?.
stance is of an animal naturo. When
the Hahes fell they were f rom I he size
of a pea to that of a human flngor,and?
an eighth inch in lliinknnHfl mul nf
I ho color of flesh. Thoy have since
assumed u dull rod and while hue,
and uro somowhat withered. A butcher
ate ono flako and pronounced it
very palatable, but was unable to say
what kind of an animal theflosh came
from, Tho inhabitants of tlio locality
Yvhdio the phenomenon occurred approached
tho flesh with superstitious
iiwo, uiul ut ti 1*61 would not touch it.
Mr. II. Gill, of Mud Lick.Springs, pros
curcd n number of specimens and
proserved them for scientific examination.
Washington, March 10.?The
IIoiiho (lominifct.no on 1'ntnnt.a tr? ilnu
reported adversely on iho npplication
of A. 13. Wilson for an extension of
his patent for sowing machines. This
in a celebrated and valuablo "four motion
food," now used by Whooler &
Wilson and other machines, f ho application
lias boon before Congress for
Hovoral years, and protests against
the extonsion havo boon recoivod
during that timo signed by nearly
ono million persons. All of tho small
sowing machino companies, which
had been roquirod to pay a heavy
royalty to tho "Sowing Machino Combination,"
composed of tlio four loads
ing machinoH, have fought tho extension
uavagoly sinco it was originally
prcsontod. This refusal will ultimato-.
ly roduco tho prico of sowing machines
vory groatly, as soon ns tho fourmotion
food becoinos public proporty.
Tho committco nay that tlio applicant
has already made two or throe large
fortunes outol his invonlion, and that
it is now timo to givo tho publio a
ehanco. Tho tostimony takon hoforo
tho committoo shows that tho cost ol
sowing machinos is not moro than
from twolvo to lifteon dollars.
J3T A man who is 8G yoara old
was married, in Aikon, by Kov. Dr.
Shaw, to a Mias of 18 years old. Wo
would any that none o( our oldetH
[ bachelors neod despair,
Letter From Philadelphia.
Messrs Editors: Thinking a letter
from tho "Oiml/ni' ?s_i.4 i? ?
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somo interest to your readers, I hnvo
concluded to give you a few i'ems,
Laving spent twd coneecutivo wintors
here, and whilst Philadelphia is a
good pl&oe to learn of human nature
as woll as science, it is not so well
calculated to make a Southern man
fV?r?l rtf C
??v ut/inc, uuuiiusu 01 ii want oi
that hospitable and social fouling that
we of thoSouth look upon as an ally
of religion, and without which, we
had rather be out of tho world than
in it, especially, if wo leel that we
are prepared tor a better life beyond.
mo average riiiladelphian is a
wide awake, encrgetie hurry-up follow?11n8
no time for rmicli social en
joyment. If he bo a professor of re
ligion, is on tlio phlegmatic order,
not ardent nor impulsive like many
ot his denomination are further South,
lie supports his pastor, has a line
ehureli in which to worship, and has
a deal of commendable church pride.
Tbe preaching ot tlio clergy, with
but few exceptions, is not of a revival
chancier, and when they do have a
revival it is a quiet one. Even
iloouy and San key's meetings that
I would have perfectly enthused any
1 ordinary Southern congregation of
* wot shippers, had but little visible cff??f*t
ill mil fln> niw? million '.f
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that attended theni while in this city.
Such zoal, energy and perseverance
o nccomplUh good is hut seldom seen
as these servants of the Most lligh
manifested. And as tor Mr. S.mky's
singing, I i ever expect to her sweets
or till I hear it in heaven. There
were only about two hundred of the
multitudes tliut thronged to hear
them that professed conversion. The
result of their meetings wad nothing
like us great as was anticipated. 1
think the people thought too much ol
them and not enough of him whose
servants they are.
There are iihniit 100 <?hurf?lin& in
this city and 130,000 IVote.-.tani
Church members, 100,000 nt whom
are females. So out of the. 00,(00
souls in this lai <:e town, there are on1>
50,000 malo Protestant Church
members. There aro 250,000 adulis
in this city that never attend chinch,
and 100,000 persons that aro thought
fO ti? tlio rtnariniMlfol u Ii'int/wl
There are 7,000 drinking ealoons
and lager beer enough annually
drank to form a canal 3 teet deop, 12
teet wide and 17 milos long. What
ii field tor Good Templars?
The Centennial ia now the theme
for all classes to discourse upon.?
The buildings are quite wonderful us
well as extensive. They cover alvnt
300 acies in Kairmount Park, and
are visited daily by tens of thous
anci9. Alio Main I5niMing covers 21
acres, thts body is of iron, the founda
lion granite. Machinery llall covers
nearly 14 acre, and ia of wood, iron
and piers ot masonry.?Tlio Art Gallery
is built ol Granite, glass and iron
and is intended as a memorial of tlie
( 'ontMlinilll Kvliihit i.m mid a rnnrtai.
tory for paintings, statuary and oilier
works of art. Tlio building is 3G5
feet in length, 210 feet in width, 59
teet in height, and id surmounted by
a dome. Tho dome rises from the
center of the edifice, 150 feet from
tbo ground. Tho large figuro on the
dome personates Columbus. Tne lig
a res at ench corner of the dome typi*
fy the four quarters of tlio globe ?
EhcIi pavillion displays ft window .'30
feot high and 12 fuet wide, it also
ornamented with tilo work, wreaths
of oak and laurel, 13 stars in the Iriizo
and a colossal eaglo at eaeh of itk
A I l? ! >
iuu \;wiiiuio. iljji luuiliintl I > II1111111 tr j
covers about 10 acres. T'?e plan is
a paraleliograin ol MO feet by 280
luct. In tkiis building will bo a display
of all the products of the forest,
.both in primary and secondary form,
and will also contain the bark of ono
or more of the ginnt trees of California,
taken ofl the trunk in segments
and Beet ions, and placed on a skele
Ion frame of tho same dimensions as
the original. Horticultural Building
is 1< caied on Lonsdno Terrace, and
commands a view of tho Schuylkill
River and portions of the city, and is
intended as a permanent ornament to
tho Park. It is in the Manresque
stylo of architectuio of tho twelfth
century, tho external materials being
of iron and glass. Tlio building is
383 feet long, 103 feet wide and 72
Thcro are many other building*
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i.idii mvou luuiiuoiicu oeitig built by
corporations and the Uni'ed States,
as well as thoso that are beii g put up I
by foreign governments. Among
the latter is that of the Japancso,
which is attracting considerable attention,
it being constructed without
nails?the workmen building first the
roof and thou the walls.
The whole cost of all tho buildings,
not including fountains statuary, etc.,
that I have not timo to describe, will
cost at least $10,000,000.
I would ad vise every hocly, especial
ly I lie youngor people, to pay the exhibition
a viait and see tbo world's
wonders, and then when thov return
home, if tl.ey live in the South, they I
ought to thank a kind Providence for
giving them a place, the best on
earth, in which to live and die!
Our College Commencement is
over. We had quite a nice time.
I The Academy of Music, the largest
hull in (he city, \fhero we held our
oxercinos, was packed by ab'?ut 4,000
persona. Forty four ol the hundred
ami live niatricula'es graduated,throe
from your State and one lrom Georgia.
Your humble correspond .'it*
though a Georgian l?y a loption, is a
South Carolinian by birth, and will
ere long be in your city to give your
good citi/uns an opportunity to prove
whether his diploma has beon wort hi
iv oosioweu. 1?. (j. JMuhiiaii.
Philadelphia Dental College, March
Tiik Vai.uk or a ?Nkwspai?kr.?
The following is the experieneo of a
mechanic concorning the benefit of a
Ten years ago I lived in a town in
Indiana. On returning home one
night, for I am a carpontor by trade,
I rhw ii lit.tin rrirl Innt n
-- -.wv.v to*** *VW? w \nj UWUl j illiu
I asked my wifo who sho was. Sho
said Mrs llarriu had eont hor after
their newspaper, winch my wifo had
borrowod. As wo sat down to tea
my wife said to mo by name:
4,I wish you would subscribo for tho
newspaper; it is so much comfort to
mo when 3x11 aro away from home."
" I would like to do so," said I>
"bill you know I owo a payment on
tho houso aiid lot. It will bo all I
can do to meet it."
Sho I'onliotl. "If VOll will Inlrn iliia
paper, I will sew for Lho tailor to pay
1 subscribed for tho paper, it came
in due time to tho whop. Whilo resting
ono noon and looking over it, I
saw an advertisement of tho County
Commissioners to lot a bridgo that
was to bo built. I put in a bid for
mo urui?^o, anil tliojob was awarded
to mo and on which I cloarod
which enabled mo to pay for my house
and lot easily, and for the nowapapo1'
I should not have known anything
about the contract, and could not
Imvo met my conduct on the house
and lot. A mechanic novor loses bv
taking a newspaper.
hoNhoN, March 19.?All tho railways
convorging at Abordoon liavo
boon blookod by hiiow for thirty-four
hours and (.olographic communication
is iiiiiiuKL tuuuiy iniorrupicu. ttlXtOOH
train* aro blockaded on tho Caledonian
Railway nlono, and or?o train hag not
boon heard ofs'neo Friday.
An Irishman supplies Chicago with
most ol its lager boor.
Tho School Fund Apportionment.
Tho following tabic is published by
tl.r, r?~l 1.!~ T T ? * " ...
v..v, vumiiiuiii uDiun-tLcraia to snow
tho exact wharo of cncli County in
tho Stato approptiation for Public
Suhools. 801110 Counties do not get
as much as they did last yoar, while
some got more. This is due to the
faot that the money is apportioned to
the Counties on tho basis of the school
attendance. Tboso Counties in which
J the average attendance was less than
last year do not, therefore, receive so
large a share of tho fund:
Kamo of School ApportionCounty.
Abbeville 5,387 912,148 2")
Aiken 2,301 5,189 00
Anderson 4,815 10,020 00
Barnwell 4.000 0,223 40
. , . , , ,i tvjWM X IJ JL %/ 1 KJ
Charleston 11,070 24,904 05
Chester 4,013 9,040 75
Chesterfield 1,001 3,010 45
Clarendon 1,092 8,815 05
Colleton- 8,708 8,497 25
Darlington . , . ..2,702 0,093 .10
Bdgefield 4,029 9,085 85
Fairfield 1,482 3,342 05
Georgetown ... 2,585 5,829 45
Grocnvillo 5,370 12,109 90
Ilorry 2,285 5,152 90
Kershaw 1,553_ 3,502 20
Lancaster 1,457 3,285 70
Laurens 4,:>33 9,900 90
Lexington 2,257 5,089 80
Marion 2,918 0 580 40
Marlboro 3.183 7.17H Oil
Newberry 1,930 '1,372 05
Oconoc 2,483 5,599 15
Orangeburg 3,814 8,001 00
Pickens 1,771 3,993 80
llicbland 2,041 5,955 75
Spartanburg 5,740 12,9-14 30
Sum tor 3,095 0,979 55
Union 2,425 5,408 G5
I WiiiianiKhmvr S Ons ft oto r..-.
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I York 4,530 3 0,215 05
School blank* 1,000 00
Total 110,41 G 8250,000 00
London, March 20.?Nearly all the
railroads north of the llivor Tay remain
more or less blocked by snow.
Tho Caledonian lino is covored with
.snow -ii toct deep near Aberdeen.- Twelve
trains are standing snowed
in at ono point. More than a dozen
trains aro bloekod on the Groat Norths
ern Lino. Telegraph lines arc buried
at several points north of Aberdeen.
Tho mail from Dundee to Perth yes-*
tcruay took 14 hours instead of the
usual forty minute?. The cold to day
- ? ??*
We havi. all doubtless hoard of it
raining "cats and dogs," and some
have heard of deluges of ovorshoos
and umbrellas. In Kentucky, tho oth
er dav. a rain of rnfn moot
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but the sciontist who looked '.uto tlio
matter swoars tlio stuff was neither
fish, flesh nor fcwl, hut frogs. Now
Indiana comes to the front with a rain '
of fish. At Winchester tho oilier day j
in that State, "acres of living fish'
fell tlio other d-iy. Some of tlicin
wore four feet long and weighed 30
pounas. \\ o aro not astonished to
learn that a calf was killed and a
horse's back broken by tho scaly show
ei\ The only wonder is I hat some ol
the inhabitants did not share the calf's
fate. As this is lent, wo might stand
a rain offish in Georgia, but wo don't
caro to havo thorn so largo.
The Now York Herald says, tin.elec'ionof
n Domocrntic Iloue>o ul
Representatives in 187't now proves
to l>c a national blessing. Not that
the Democratic party is iho custodian
of the honor ol iho country, but
that tho existence of a powerful opposition
in Congress is necessary to
honest administration. Would a Ko
publican LLouao havo investigated
the corruptions of tho War Department?
IS ever. Party prido 'prohibitcd
tho admission that inquiry
? i ? ? Lieutenant
Governor Davis of Misaisdippi,
resigned liis ortlco previous to
tho decision of his case by tho impoaclnnent
court. Tho "Governor ac>.
copied tho resignation. Governor
AvmriH ift to t.rifid
? ^ w
jl no Andorson Intelligcncor nays,
that tin csteomcd citizen has pl'dpa!"od
"a plan whereby to nominate candidates,
hy which tho Democratic
Tclubs can nominate nil tlinii*
dates impartially and j>i8tl3T." which
is herewith submittod to tho public
at his request:
"Let each club nominate honont,
compotcnt and honorable men of
<?<joti character lo till as many of tho
ofilcos as tho club kcch fil to nornimate,
endeavoring to select men that
aro worthy and competent, lot thorn
live in whatever part of tho County
they may. Let every dub nominate
and Bond up tho names of the nom*
ineea lo the County club some con
siuurauic length of time before tbo
nomination, so that cach and every
club may know who arc ihe proposed
nominees, and then lot the County
club order an election after the form
of ordinary elections, lo tako placo
between such and such hours, on a
specified day, in a particular month;
and lot every person voto for such
nominee or nominees as will havo lo
bo clfKitoil in (l>r> f..ll ~l-w.it
... >?u uiuviiuim, uvory
man voting at that nomination who
ht\s enrolled his name or caused it to
bo enrolled in any Democratic club in
the County, and any person not having
enrolled his name in any club will
bo allowed to vole for nominees, provided
ho enrolls previous to bit* offers
ing to vote, and not otherwise. Evory
person voting ahull bo required to
vote a full ticket, so that il may bo a
lair election between all the nominoos,
each club sball cunt the votes when
the election is over, and the Prcsidont
ol each club shall solect some ono or
two members of his club to carry tho
wics or mc result ol the clcction to
the Court House llic next da?, ift
order to count up tlio amount of all
the votes cast at I ho various el*.:bs,
and 1110 nominees getting the largest
number of votes shall be our nominees
in the fall elections; and no person
shall be voted for who hhall bo nom* *
mated after tlio club shall have presented
their nominations to the An*
dcrson County Democratic Club."
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A Resolution concerning tho rociatrictingof
thcState was adopted yestor
day by the House Committee of Elec?
Lions of the United States Congress.?
Tho committee was lull and the vote
Resolved, that in the opinion of this
committee, t.lm aovoi-nl r V*.. ~?
, . V> >M vywui^l V;oniUUUI
Districts of the United Slntos ought to
be composed of contiguous territory,
and near us may bo equal population,
and whereas it appears that a district
in tho State ol South Carolina is composed
of counties not contiguous, it is
mo unanimous opinion of this com
mittco that the Legislature of that
Slato, now in session, ought to redistriet
the Slate in conformity with tho
law now in force.
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"Colon," who was very much disturbed
by tho noiso ot the gamin
'round Hultimoro Corner, triod to put
a . to it, l>y -'-ing the opportunity
of ?ing oil' u few in the lloruld,
Wo hciiL our local up tlio oilier evening
to reconnoilro, telling liim to mindliis
p's ami q\s. lie reported no 011c
?ing around with f j- in their 65s?
y-j that tlio J between tlio Comoro
was deserted; tho elephant had gone;
the voice oi tho auctioneer was hushed;
that tho * * * shod their rudianco
upon a see no ol un||ed security; and
all was still; not oven a rat Htirrcd, ?
horso stirred, a cow stirred, oi a dog
stirred arround Baltimore Comer,
lie eaino back with an ! and having
seen 0 lo report, and no one to bo"
put in [ ] declared, that ? was til)
right. Ilo did not sco : but found
the "devil" on his way back.
a lauy remained to a popular di-*
vine 111 a t. Iiiti sormons wore a litto loo
lon<;, ''Don't yon tlilnk 8o'<" said1 oiro
?"just a littli#'' 41 All! dear tnadltftn/
replied the divino, I am afmi<) yon
don't like 'the milk of ll?- \Vor<f'*
t .1..? 1 ?
A vn, i v?w, Drt!U Hilt/, l/lll JUtt IBUOXW
iho fashion now r.-dajrs to ^condensed