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D. 1.3 1&, Editor.
Wd E N. O. I1., S. C.:
Thursday, April 5, 1877.
1ampton's Government Established.
The long expected order for the
,WLhdrawal of the troops from the
Stato 11ouso has at last boon promul,
gated, and Hampton's goverr.nment
practically acknowledged by the Pres
ident. This secures peace, prosperity
and happiness to the citizons of South
Carolina. Our victory, so gallntlly
and gloriously won at the ballot box
last fall, after long suffering and pa-.
tiont waiting, is at last to be fully ro,
alized. The prostrate State will now
rise tip and movo forward with rapid
stridos to a prosperous and glorious
future. The reign of the carpet bag
ger and scalawag is at an.end. South
Carolina is once more In the hands of
her native and true sons, and will re
main there for all time to come. Lot
us be thankful to the river of all good
for this blessing.
The Fence Law.
"In Mecklinburg county, N. C., the
new fenco law is working wonders,
snys the Greenville News. It was
first applied to a single township and
now, the whole county is fenced
around. It is impossiblo to estimate
the advantages ot this system. Thc
lands will be enhanced one hundred
per cent.. and hundreds of voxatious
law suits avoidod whon every firner
m-ust keep his stock on his own land.
In South Carolina this system will
work well in the middle country-that
is, all the country betwoon the
barron pine lands and the foot of the
mountains. We hope the law will
be enactcd by the Legislature of South
Carolina, giving any township or
county in the State the priviloge of
adopting the systein for the township
or county by popular vote. Wo un
etand the people of Anderson are
anxious to test the question again by
voto. A bbovillo, Laurens, No wberry,
Union, and' t,ho lower townships of
Greenville would save millions by the
- We are not sure that the "Fence
Law" would prove a saving to the
farmers in this section of the State,
though some of our largeste and best
farmers are in favor of it. The lower
section of this County, where the
population is more dense, and the
forest has been more extensively
cleared up would, per haps, be bone,
fitted by the law, while the section of
country from this place to the top of'
the Blue Ridge, where the populafion
is more sparse, and there is a good
range, an abudanco of forest land and
a good stock raising section it would
probably be a disadvantago to the
farmers. The question will doubtless
be brought up before the next Legis,.
Jaturo, and in order to understand the
desiro of the citizens of Pickens Coun ty
in reference t.o the lawv, we invite a
discussion of the question through the
columins of the SENTINEL.
The Ring of the True Metal.
A prominent Democratic member
of Congress, from Pennyslvania,
writing to a fi iond in WVashington
"I fear our Southern friends have
been too credulous, and are about to
be shamefully deceived. Hayes has
lost the opp)ortunity of his life. A
.withdrawal of the troops.in Louisiana
was expected by every body and that
would have given peace to the coun
try. The Republicans arc surprised
at his courso themselves. For my
part, I will not voto a dollar to main
tain the army while it is used to prop)
Packat d and Chamberlain,"
This is the ring of the true metal,
and we feel confident it will ho the
sentiment of every Democratic Corn.
gr essmon, and when the extra session
of Congress meets on the 4th of Juno
if Ir. Hayes has not withdrawn the
tre'9ps from South Carolina and Lou,
iislana by that time bo will find that
lhe mnust do so or disban:l ti.e army.
QQngress is master of the situation
and.we feel asured it will exercise its
Gen. Hancock has boen interviewed
4.reporter opptured him in Missouri,
'!gegeral said he did not sook the
ospDtrQQcrati nolminlation for Praes
Ident, but he would not deline it. It
elooted ,he wooId'probably declino the
lttr idaltion of ani electoral cornm mis
At ,metink of' thb ta*payore o
Pick*E, CountY, held. at the Cour
Houde,'March #th, 1877. On moion
of C6. Holligsworti tev.. W4 B.
Singleton was cilled to tho Chair, and
W. G. Field requested to act as So
By request of the Chair, Col. Hol.
lingsworth ex)lained the objects of
the meeting. It being the adoption
of some plan or systen by which the
ballance due on the judgments ob,
tained in the Oireuit Court of the
United States on the supersedoas
bonds might be raised and paid over
to prevent further cost in the case,
also, to prevent the sale of the lands
advertised by tho United States Mar
On motion of Col. Hollingsworth
the following resolutions were unani,
Resolved, That in the sense of this
meeting, the County Commissioners
have acted promptly and acceptably,
to the people in appointing Capt. W.
R. Berry as special agent to collect
the eight mills tax, and it is the duty
of each taxpayer to pay to the said
agent at onco, his tax, as near as the
same can be ascertained.
Resolved, That each taxpayer of
the County should come to the relief
of those bondsnen who have their
land advertisod and stop the sale as
etch ono is aliko intorested.
Resolved, That in t,ho event the
sales cannot be otherwiso stopped,
that we advise the County Commis
sioners to malco a bank note of the
County, sufficient to pay off the said
judgments, but only as a last rosort.
On motion of Col. Welborn, the fol
lowing was unanimously adoptod.
Resolved, That the County Conmis,
sionoirs be instructed to make a bank
note, and go to Greenville on Satut
day noxt and got any balance, if any
thoro be romaining, from the bank
and pay off the judgments.
R(:solved, That the PICKENS SEN,
TINEL bo requsted to publish the
pr-oceedings of this meting.
On motion, the meoting adjourned.
W. B. S1NGJLTON, Ch.
W. G. FIELD, Scretary.
[FoR TIlE PICKENs3 SENTINEL. 1
Mn. EITxon-The action of the
County Commissioners of Pickens
County, ini refusing to grant licenses to
retail spiritous liquors, deserves more
than a gassing notice. .In these de~
genorate times, when vice of every
kind seems to be on the rampage,
swoeping before its destructive flood
all that is pure, and true, and good,
when intemperance and profanity
pollute our highways, and by ways, it
it is really refreshing and encouraging
to find a body of men to who7n, for
the time being, has been committed
thc guardijanship of the public inter
ests in regar'd to public drinking, thus
nobly and resolutely discharging .a
high public trust, in behalf of' society,
temperance and good order. TIhese
gentlemen, c'onstituting the Board of
Counity Commisksioner's, 'icserve, and
will receive, the hearty wollsdono of
every well wisher of the County. It
has always boon a matter of surprise
to me that a SLtte would ever license
a grog shop, when long experience and
obseo vation hmas established the fact
that every such licenso results, virtu
ally, in a license to disturb the public
peace, to provide a numerous array of
criminals for our' courts of justice, to
add to the distress cf brokon hearted
wives and helpless children. 01h! for'
shame, that such things should bo on,
cou raged by a public license from the
State. The Comnmissioners of' Pickens
County have thus set a noble example
which ought to be followed by other
counties in the State. This action on
their part makes it entirely possibe,
nay prIobable, that a licensed bar-room
will not exist in the wholo County.
The1 different towns may now do like
the County town has done for years.
'oto the licenso dow at the ballot box,
with the assurance that their efforte to
r'id themselves of this frightful evil,
'.7i1l not ho neutralized by the etab-1
lishmont of a grog shop just outsido of
the corporato limits, by the County
Commissioners. Well done for Pick
enfs, say3 we.
BOSTON, March 26.--Advices from
Congo, \Vest coast of A fricn, Jan. 15, .
states that the British wvar Steamer
Avan destroyed seven villages on Con
go river, and killed three natives asI
punishment for plundering the Amor,
ican schooner Thomas Nickerson, of'
New Yorkc. The vessel had been cap.
Lured by the natives, and about thirty
tons of coffee carried up the country.
She was fired by the Avan in order to
pieoven t further plundering.r
There has been five suicides in Co
Latest From Washington I
FKampton's Government As
'HE TROOPS TO BE WITHDRAWN
The following telegram to Mr. Ham
[in Beattie was received in Greenville
on Sunday evening, and made glad
the hearts of overy good citizen to
whom it was shown, as it was the first
reliable information received :
NEW YORK, April 1, 1877..
Iamlin Boatt'e-Groenvillo, S. C.
Tho troops are to be withdrawn to..
mor-raw. This is official.
J. E. BEATTIE.
The following dispatch, dated April
1st, 1877, was roccived to day, by Pool
WASIIINOToN, April 1.-ILampton
Governmont assured. I leavo' to
M. C. BUTLER.
Hampton on His Way to Washington
Evory whero on tho road crowds
assemblo to greet him. At Vilming,
ton, Goldsboro, Magnolia, Wilmon,
Rocky Mount, Halifax, Woldon, and
Richmond, the people rushing to
dhiko hands with him and bidding
iim God specd.
The following is Governor 11amp
.on's speech at Wilmington, March
"My friends, I go to Washington
simpIly to state before the President
LAho faict that tho people of South Car
lina have elected me Governor of
that State. I go there to say to himt
that we nek no recogrnitio.n from any
President. Woe claim the recognition
f'romn the votes of the peop1)1 of the
State. I go thero to assure him that
we are not fighting for party, but that
we are fighting for the good of the
wholo country. I am.going there to
demand our rights; to take nothing
less, so help 'no God. I go to. tell
him the condition that South Carolina
has been in for years past; that our
p)ople have boen under disadvanta~ges
niever cncountcrcd by any other peo
ple on this continent; that they car,
ried the eloction; that they were suzc,
cessful, and that thoy prlopose to en
joy the fruits of their victory."
RICHMOND, Va., March 28.-Gov.
Ilampton's progress as far as this has
been a continned series of the most
popular ovations ever given a public
man. At Wilmington the demonstra.
tion was immense. Addressing the
crowd, the Governor said: '-I go to
Washington to speak for the whole
people of South Carolina, because our
success will give the State peace and
security and all the roforms we need.
I simply demand our rights as Amos
rican citizens. We ask nothing more;
we will take nothing less. We have
won the victory, and we moan to
At every station the men rushed
into the car to shake his hand and
t.he ladies to give him bouquets. From
Woldoh to iRiehmond the receptions
wore warm, and at Petersburg the
train was welcomed by a fuislado of
rockets and torpeOdoe.s.
At Richmond the greatest demon~.
3tration of all took place.
RICHMOND, Ma.rch 28.-Governor
Wade Hampton and party arrived
tore at 8:30 p. Mi. en route for Wash
ngton. lie was met at the depot by
in immense concourse of people, num
ering fully 5,000, including the Con
servative clubs of the city, with music
and committees cf prominent citizens,i
and was received with groat enthusi%
ism, amid firoing of cannon and flre%
works. A n address of welcome was
nade by lion. A. M. Keilley, ex,%May-.
>r of Richmond. After returning<
,hanks for the ovation, Governor I
[lampton said he interpreted the do- t
nonstration as a tribute to the cause C
to represented--good government, E
iomo rule and reform. The people of f
south Carolina, ho continued, are in i
tarnest. We had tried compromise '
n vain, so last fall we planted our i
Oct firmly on the constitution and be- I
:an battle for our rights. We re-t
rtembered that ours was one of the r
riginal thirteen 8tales, and strong ~
non and noble womeon joined hands i
n the struggle, declaring by Almighty <
rod AAt hey wpuld sacrifie.1v
hiRity win.j [O'eers] JA?'
.nd jou di4 w '] YeO,n lend,
we dig win. canhotO ag no
vhat to Ipoop bad t ieato lin
,heir dons Itutional viot(ry; hut thayI
von, and fuIly 2O00*colo-rod men co
)perated with them; and now thou,
made and %ena f ihtbosaOds of colored
enon are paying taxes to my govern
anent. [Cheers.] And. now, all we
isk, ond all, I am going to Washing%
Lon to ask, is that the Federal troops
be with4rawn from the State House of
South Carolina the only place in the
State where my authority is not ro,
spooted. Send the soldiers to the
barracks, where they belong, and
leave the government of the State to
the mon who are strong enough to sus.
tain it. My people tell me to hold on,
and do long as they have a right to
give me such advice, so help me God
I will hold on. [Prolonged cheering.]
WAs1IN9TON, March 29.-Governor
Hampton, Gordon and Conner, took
lunch with the President at 2 o'clock,
There is nothing feared now in the
South Carolina case but delay.
The statement telegraphed hence
that Senator Gordon and Secretary
Schurz had drawn up a paper which
Governor Hampton refused to sign is
untrue in all its details.
The Cabinot i; discussing yester
day's interview with Gov. Hampton.
The delegation from the Charleston
Chamber of Commerco have divided
themselves into Committees to call on
the several Secrotaries.
A popular demonstration in honor
of Governor Hampton has been, with
groat persuasion, avoided by conser
vative leaders, who apprehend that
under the circumstancos it would not
be in good t-ate.
It is said to day by gentlemcn who
have called upon the Prosident in bo,
half of tho IIampton government that
while ho favors that government, he
yet sees no moans by which Chain -
berlai n can be satisfactorily d ispoed'
Governor IIampton visited Senator
Bayard and some other friends and
dined with Fernado Wood to day.
The President doubted to a color'.
ed delegation whether ho would aap,
p)oint Prof. Langston Comnmissioner of
Though no direct knowledge is ob,.
tainable from official sources as to the
intentions of the Government regard
ing South Carolina, there is an im,.
prcessi, sustained by x arious facts,
that the end of the deliberations now
prIogressing will be an order with
drawing the troops fr'om the State
IIouse at Columbia, and the conse
quent practical recognition of' Govern
FOR THlE PICKENs SENTINEL.
Ma. EDrron-Early on the morning
of' the 29th ult., according to p)revious
arrangement, the Sheriff; Probate
Judge, at torneys,Com missioners,,jurors
and witnesses, along with a very re
spectable crowd of spectators, assem
bled at W. WV. Knight's, near the line
between Pickens and Anderson Coun,
ties, for the purposo of holding a~n in
quisition in the case of W. Walker
Russell, ox parto, John 8. Walk,
er and Eleanor J. Walker for lu
naoy. The court das org ani zod and
opened by C. L. HLollingsw orth, Esq.,
attorney for the plaintiff, assistod by
the Sheriff and Probate Judge. Being
organized the court proccodod to busi
ness. The first witness examined was
Dr. S. WV. Clayton, for the plaintiff,
followed by Dr. T. WV. Folger, WV. WV.
Russell and others--crossedl examined
by .R. A. Child, Esq., attorney for the
dlefendents. The examination was
very interesting-<lefen dants in terupt
ing the witnesses at short intervals
t ho Sheriff t:alling out at theo top of his
voice, "silence in court!" Examina
tion of' witnesses progressed unti
bhrough with when the attorney for
he phaintift'and the attorney for' the
lefondants levelled their heavy artll..
or'y at each other, and managed it
withi more than their usual skill and
ability, especially Mr. Child, for the
lofendants; it has been admitted, we
>clievo, by all presbent, that lhe made
he master effort of his life, under the
:ircumstances. His speech was truly
in able one. Though, unfortunately
or him, the evidence was all against
urn. The jurors were also familiar
vith the circumstances and surround,
ngs in the case. During his remarks
oe proposed to submit to the court
bat suoh and such evidence or testis
nnwas not competent in the case.
n s citemenrt~ be crys out, "w.bere
a the court," .and being abo*n the
onet ho nays. eyonr honor will OXOnSO
for- sin#youj, Had not thefya
ce b4#n ag inst him, and tho,
a:mlUar *'jk1 the case aDd all
ou nding &Oumstances, it, is
ell how e decision might
lave b . It is reported that Mr.
5hild received a portion of his too in
advance, some-w--a--fthici sweetened
hire and giktly. Moused his sympa
Lhy for his clieuts. The probability
Is that, had he not boon thus dealt
with, his effort would have been more
feeblo. In the close, or soquol, all
was calm and serone. On our way
homo Chief Justice (Dr. Clayton)
kindly administered to the wants of
several of our party, which infused
now life and cheorfuillnoss to all the
way- worn, fatigued, sick and tired of
the crowd. SPECTATOR.
Two Men Burnt.
About seove o'clock on the evening
of the 1st instant, says the Greenville
News, quite an excitement was cr
ated in the vicinity of the store ro
cently occupied by J. H. Morgan &
Co., and which was destroyed by the
late fire, by the finding of a portion
of the iemains ot two persons, who
are s3upposed to have lost their lives
by the firo. A femus bone was found
in the debries of the roar room of the
storo; and Dr. Milos examined it, and
gave it as his opinion, that the man
was burnt in the late fiio ; and towards
the front of the building, there was
discovered an arm bone, the humerus,
as Dr. Miles termed it, and this he
thinks has been laying there a long
timo, and was not the result of' the
fire; but he could not say for certain
that tho man was burnt in this fire.'
The city authorities have ordered a
general !rk for tho balance of the
romains this morning.
It somewhat remarkable that these
bodies have not beforo bece discov
cred; as it lias boon suspicioned, that
there was fonl pay in the burning of
the block on) Coffeo street, and that, a
white man and a negro-both bad
characters, have been rmissi ng ever
since the fire. No dloubt there wvill
be some startling developments in a
day or two, as the authorit,ies are do,
termnined to for ret the matter to the
[Th is is one of Speights' big A pril
DEFI NITIoN OF (IIAMBEaRLAIN.
Chiamb'rlain is a compound unconsti
t utional noun, black in pcerson, doC
clining in number, Africani geonder,
"desperate'' case andI gover-ned by
negroes, according to the old Puritani
i-ule-one ignor-amat is gover-ned by
Trho remains of the hate Gen. Wag
ner- were d isi n terredl at Walhialla last
wveek, and carried to Chiarleston by
an escort of citizens, for the purIpose
of reintermient, at the latter lIlace.
WANTED TO PURCHASE 1,000 UUSHELS
CORN, for which we will pay the market
price in Cash or Goods.
JOHN TI. GOSSETT & CO.
N. 0. Molasses.
A heavy supply of the above Molasses in
store, which we purchased in New Orleans,
and which we will warrant to be a genuine
JOUN T. GOSSETT & CO.
Call on us and get any of tho Early Vari
eties of Northern Potatoes
JOHN T. GOSSETT & CO.
We are getting in store, a good supply of'
the above implements, which we are offerinig
at a very small advance above cast and car
JOHN TI. GOSSETT & CO.
BPRING sBTYLE~ PRINTS;
Ginghams, Cotton Plaids;
Camnbrios, Long Cloths, &c;
30mates' ad Clarks' 0. N. T. 8pool Tread;
Whittemnore's Cotton Oards;
L'urkey Rled Yarn, Palmetto Fans;
Brpida, Ootton Hfose, &c., &o.
And a full line of all sorts of Dry Goods
md Notions in store and to arrive soon.
Dal1 in and see for yourselves.
JOUN TV. GOSSETT & CO.
W.aslay. 8. C.. Fah. 12, 1877
St ri's Sale.
;iT4TE 01F 8% UTII RUOLINA.
Ar TIlE COURT Op 0(Af5N PLNA,#.
Itephen D. Keith, Ja;mes A. diffin and J.
Calhoun Griffin, Surviving Administrators
of E. H. GrIffin, Senior, deceased, PlaintWis.
. R. Newton Felger, Alonso M. Folger and
B. Fletcher Lesley, Defendants.
,omplaint to Foreclose Mortgag4 ,of Real
BY virtue of-a decretal order of His Hon.
T. H. Cooke, Judge of the 8th Judicial
30irouit., in this case, bearing date the sixth
lay of March, A. D., 1877, I will sell to the
dighest bidder, before the Court Housedoor
it Pickens Court House, between the legal
4ours of sqle, on Monday, the seventh day of
May next., the following described Premises,
All those certain Pieces,'" Parcels or Tracts
Df Land near the Town of New Pickens,
known as Lots No.1 and No. 2, containing One
rind Three Quarter acres, more or less, and
lying South of Main street, West of the Good.
lett itouto, adjoining the Lots of S. D. Good-,
lett, deceased on the East, Andy Bowen on
the West, on the South by Lots 7 and 9, pur-i
fhased by E. E.-Mason.
TERMS OASH. Purchasers to pay extra
- JOAB MAULDIN, s.p.c'
april 5, 1877 80 4
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA..
IN TIlE CO URT OF COMMA ON PLEAS
S. D. Keith, James A. Griffin and J. C. Grif,.
fin, as Surviving Administrators of the
Estate of E. 11. Griffin, SeniQr, deceased,
Andy Bowen and Alonzo M. Folger, De
Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage of Real
B Y virtue of a decretal order 'from His
lIon. T. 11 Cooke, Judge of the 8th Ju.,
dicial Circuli, in thiq case bearing date the
sixth day of March, A. D., 1877, 1 will sell
to the highest bidder, before the Court Ioue
door at Pickens Couit llouse, between the
legal hours of sale, on Monday, the seventh
(lay of May nexi, the following described
LAND, to wit:
All that Piece, Parcel or LOT of LAND,
lying near the Town of, Pickens, known as
Lot No. 3, and hying on the South side of
Main street, contaLininug one acre, more or'
less, and adjoining No. 2 on the East and
No. 4 on the West, whereon Andy Bowen
T'1' 18 M CASH-I-Purchaser to pay extra
JOA B M AU LDIN, s.r' c.
april 5, 1877 . 31) 4
STATE OF-SOUTil CAROLINA.
By virtue ofai decretal order fesmn Hon. T'. iT.
LiCooke, Judge of the 8th Jadicial Circuit,
I will sel'. to t he highiest hidder, for cash , on
Saheday in May next, the following Re al
Estato. to wit:
All the following described Lotfe, Parcels
of Land, sitnmt e in the Towna of~Liberty, in
Piekens County, 8. C.. viz: 1L01 No. 13, situ
ate on Front and Second streets, East side,
cont aining One Eight hi of an acre--excepting
thieretromu, that portion owned by 0. N.
Broom and R. L,. St ansell; Lot. No. 29 oni
Third street, East side, conitaniing Thuirty..six
Rods; Lot No. 47 on Main and Secontstreets,
West side, containg One acre and Eight Rods;
Lot No. 48 on Main and Third streets, a5l
joining Lots No. 47 and 52, containing One
acre and Eight Rods; Lot No. 5, South of
Railroad on Fourth otre'et, containing Forty,
one Rods. Levied on as the property of
Sanmuel M\. Hiolcombe, at the suit of (forow
losure) WV. 1. Hiolcomble.
JOAB MAULDIN, s.r.o.
april 5, 1877 30 4
S PATE OF SOUTI.L CAROLINA,
)Y virtue of' an order to me directed by
1W. G. Field. Esq , .Iudgc of Probate,
in anid for said County, I will sell to the
highest bidder, on znleday in May next (7t.h}
the following descirted REAL ESTATE, to
411 'hat PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND,
situate in the County and State aforesaid,, oR
branches of Golden's creek, adjoining Lands
of Wmn. WV. Clayton, Taylor O'dell, Cato
Banks and others, containing 254 acres, more
or less. Sold as the propert.y of Emily Banka
and others, for partition.
TERMS CASH. ,
JOAB MAULDIN, i.w.a.
april 5, 1877 80 4
The State ofrsouthi Carolina.
Byi W. C. FieM, Judge of Probate.
Whereas, Emma Taylor, has ~made suit to
me to grant h<r Letters of Administration,
upon t he Es tate and Effects of Lucinda Taylor,
The kindred and creditors of the said
Lucinda Taylor, deceased, are therefore cited
to be and appear before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be holden at Pickens C. H., on
Thursday, 19th day of April, Inst , at 11
'o'look, a. in., to show cause, if any they
have, 'why the said administrat.ion should not
Given under my hand and seal this, the
Ith day of April A. D., 1877.
W. G. FIELD, Jrro
april 5, 1877 80 2
PUCIASED in large quantites and sold
at low prices. Call and exa,Tjne the
argest and cheapest stock of Saddrles ever in
he city, with an abundance of Harness of
atest styles and best selected material. Also,
Flames, Collars, Whips, &o. Hides, Tallow
md Leather wanted at all times. Shoemakers
F'ools and Shoe FIndings a specially.
Main street, Oreenville, 8. 0.
M~arch 16. 1877 27 4