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Thutday, Kay 81, 1877.
COL.UMBA, S. C., May 24, 1877.
Dear Sentinel: The session of the
Logislaturo is gradually growing to a
olose, and business is being disposed
of rapidly. The "new" members are
just getting thqir hands. in; they have
]eariied the rules of the House and
the parliamentary usages governing
it. . Hence they are not so frequently
on tho floor asking for information
and *raising points of order, thereby
delaying the progress of business. The
body ; now in first rate working
or'der, ai(<' bt'ilto Zen noro
the appropriation bill on its calendar
without reference to its finance con
mittoo. This, I considor, throws us
at loast five days noarer an adjourn..
mont'.'it was rumored thnt Nash,
vho is chairman of that committeo,
had expressed the detormination to
retain the bill in his possession at least
fivo days beforo consenting to a re.
port. This course had boon determined
upol by him for the purpose of (as ho
hopod) influencing the Democrats to
consont to an increaso of the appro
priation for pay of moinbors, and also
to pay the Profo#4sors of tho Univor,
sity back rations, otc. Tie action of
the Senato was a flank movement on
the old sinncr, and his littlo schemo
was "knocked higher than a kito."
The salary question is creating a good
deal of discussion amongst the mom
bers, and thoro seems to be a diversity
of opinion amongst them as to what
tho amount should be. The Senators
now have pay certificatos to the
amount of $800 in their p)ockets, and
a majority of them (the Republicans)
claim that they are entitled to six
hundred dollars and mileage for oeh
Sand equitable. The
members of the Wallace Nouse last
winter received one hundred dollars
each, while those of the Mackisy House
received two hundred dollars each,
which it is said was paid them by
C)orbin, out of the phosphato royalty
for thoir votes for him to the United
States Senate. Of course the amount
received by each member of either
.house will be deducted from the
amount finally fixed upon. Gleaves
as President of the Senate, before
Simpson was sworn in, and when his
title was unquestioned, issued pay
cortificatLes to the .Sonators to the
amount of $600 each. Some of the Do
mocratie members, however, refused
to rceive them, but a majority did
receive them, and they have become
a vested right, which can not be taken
from them. Lieut. Gov. S'mpson has
issued pay certificates for this session
to the amount of two hundred dollars
to each Senator, making an aggregate
of $800 in certificates held by each of
them. The members of the House
have received rno pay certificates for
the present session, nor will they
bei Wvnnount is fixed by the two
The condition in whuich we
on the this salary question
e be seen. The Republican
'1 * the Senate w ill dou btless
tn-nd f r the full pay for both ses
sions, and wvill wrangle over the ap,
propriation bill a long time before
they give it up. But the Democrats,
will never consent to allow them iblI
pay for both sessions. They may
agree to $600 for both BSionls, but
will not consont to anything above
that amount. I have on a little
tedious, perhaps, in giving the status
of the salary question, but have done
so simply in order that the readers of
the SENTINEL may understand how
the question stands. No amount has
positively been fixed upon yet, and
all the hue and cry raised by the News
and ($urier, and re-echoed by some
of tih oprntry press against the
salary grabbers, is anjust and uncalled
for. TWq are certainly running be.
*re the pounds, for there is not a
member wrho knows at this time how
mnob he will receive.
AkIl -requiring Circuit Judgesi to
rot$.t' or exchbange -Circit has pr.seed
bg$h Houses, and will go into effect
g~ring the fail term of the courtsa.
The4pn1is, wh 'pa"ssd thP
SenatabS 6unilre in the It
seems that in .engkodaing the bill,
tto or three soaions wero oriitted,
a9d when it reacted thd House thro
wIas n6t more 14half90theeriginal
bill: A copy of *the bill has .been
procured from the Senate and ordered
printed for the use f the House. It
provides when fifty taxpayers of any
township shall make application to
the County Commissioner*, they ehall,
after sixty days advertisement In the
County papers, submit the question,
of "fence or no fence"' to the votets,
and if a majority tshall vote in favor
.of no fence, then the law is to go
into offect in such township; the citi
zens of the township to provide against
the invasion of stock from adjoining
townebips by creoting a fence on the
line separating the townships. There
is also similar provisions made for sub
but if a majority of townships vote in
favor of "fence", then the "no fence"
la w is to take effect only in such town.
ship as vote for it. There will doubt
less be important amendments made
to the bill in the Houso, but I thiuk it
is safe to say it will pass, and the
question will be submitted directly to
An act repealing the act authorizing
school districts to vote a school dis
trict tax, has passed tho House and
has been sont to the Senato. Also a
bill to repoal what is known as the
Ku-Klux tax, imposed on certain
counties in the Stato, has passed both
houses and received tho approval of
the Governoi. Also a bill to abolish
the University scholarship, has passed
the House and gone to the Senate.
This University scholarship is one of
thograndest impositionsover known in
a civilized State. It gives the "stu
donts' $20 per month to go to the
Unlivers3ity, so called. The whole
machine is a swindle, of the first
wvater, and will, I trust, never be re
.&Lucu one Peter Papin, for offering
them a bribe to make a favorable ros
port on a bill to incorporato a cortain
shipping company, or something of
that character, in Bonufort, in which
ho was interested, lie now has sov
oral charters, by me!ans of which, it is
said, he has become quito a nuisance
and post to the good peCople of that
section. But h's charters did not suit
his purp)osCs exactly and he came to
Columbia to have them amended, and,
after making one or two failures, had
his bill introduced again, under a new
title, and went to those gentlemen
and offered to pay them to make a
favoraLble report on the bill, Hie, it is
said, procured all his other charters
by bribery, and evidently forgetting
that the present Legislature is comn
p)osed of quite different material to
that of former' Legislatures of South
Carolina, attemp)ted to succod by his
old programme, lie was ar'rested and
brought before t,be bar of t,ho house
and offered an opportunity to be hea: d
in his own defonoo. Instead of get
ting himself cut of the diffieulty, he
only.got himself further in, lgy say
ing that the assertion of "ze gentleo
men was a slander and a lie." At
this juncture the gavel of Speaker
Wallace brought the would be briber
to order, and rommnded him of the po,
sition ho occupied. T he privilege of
exp)lain)ing himself was wit,hdrawn,
and the House unanimously voted to
send him to jail for t,bo balance of the
session. He was at once committed,
where lie will remain the balance of
the session. Then a criminal pr'ose
cution should be brought against him
and lie should go to the Penitentiary
for at least one year. The davs of
bribery in the South Carolina Logis,
lature has passed, and it would be
nothinig but right that he should be
made a shining example of this fact,
so that all bribers in the future may
take warning by the fate of Peter
Another ripple was created in the
House yesterday, on a resolution to
pay the witnesses who testified before
the Wright Committee, Miller, of
Beaufo-'t, asserted that ho could prove
that a member of the Committee had
attempted to suborn witnesses to ten,
tify against Wright, by promising to
pay them. Being a member of t,he
committee, I at once ar'se and do,
manded the name of the meb.. o
the commi4Ke, to whom he,re1erredj
Messrs. Blue and Verner, 'a6 maned
bore of the committee, made a similay
demand, and the whole tnter WA
referred to a committee for investigd:
tion. Tle committee will report t*
morrow, and if heshould fail to sue,
tain his charges, he may be placed iin
an onenvmbld position. Snob chargei
in the -ays of Radikal Legiflauref
were common, but always passed ofi
without notice. But the times havc
changed, whether some people rocog
nizo the fact or not. BRADLEY.
In regard to the above, Lieutenant
Miller, of the United States Army, in
forms us that when Sheriff Mauldin
attempted LO arrest Mr. John B. Hub
bard on the warrant issued by a Trial
Justice of Pickens county, that lie
(Lieut. Miller) informed the Sherifi
that the troops were r.ot there for the
purpose of resisting him in the exe
It 1k b ilAthe - tb.
"udgel" of defense, has stated the
truth in the abovo paragrtph; but le
either intentionally or unintentionally
forgot to say, when "Ilubbard refused
to submit to an arrest, alleging that
he was not subject to an arrest m hile
in the service of the United Statoe,"
that bo (Licut. Miller) supported
Hubbard in this, as the News thinks,
"pro)ostorous" opinion. Both Sheriff
Mauldin and his deputy, E. E. Mason,
boar evidenco to the trutb of' this as,
tsrtion; and, furthernorc, Sherifl
Mauldin mot Lieut. Miller the nqyt
day at Mr. Kirksev's store, and Liut.
Miller there again repoaled to the
Shoriff the same apinicn, adding that
he was surprised that, the Shcriff, and
indeed everybody. (lid nut know that
Hubbard could not be arrested while
on duty. HIeiice, it, is manifest that
Lieut. Miller was doing everything he
dr*re do to scroon Hubbard from the
arrest. No other legitimato construc
tion can be placed upon it, If' U.a
Miller wais PInn 1 do -.
11.1 :: .ut~~~,and of' a do'
tachment of' troops that visited Mr
Kelly's," we will state for his infor
mation, that United States soldieri
passed through the town of' Pickon
in the dirction of Mr. Kelly's. a.ccom
panied by Hubbard, Springs, Chni'ei
Ferguson ard Moore, on the morning
of the same day that the above Rove,
nue officers wont to Mr. Kelly's; ani
that Mr. Kelly states that soldiqri
were along with these Revonne offi,
cers. We do not know, nor does Mr
Kelly, that Loeut. Miller was witl
them or in eommand of them.
Regarding Lieut. Miller's denial'q
his being at Mrs. Hinckle's, wehg
never said that ho or any of hids6a
diers were there. The Revenue offi.
cers, Hubbard, Springs, Moore, Gary
and Barton are the party who visitet
Mrs. Hinckie's and destreyed her gunt
and acted as has been stated.
W e have no desire to mis-state any
facts in this or any other matter o:
public interest. We deem it, however
our duty to comment freely and un
sparingly upon any public officer whc
haR transended his duty in infring
ing upon the private rights of individ
uals, however humble. Law must be
respected by the officer as well as by
the privato citizen, the opinion ol
Mr. Hubbard and Lioat. Miller to the
It is a significant fact that the
Radical party, with all their vindiu%
tiveness towards Judge Willard, did
not unearth a single charge of dishon,
asty against him, which they most
rssuredly wonld have dlone, had he
aver bee.n guilty of the ha Wb>,..t
ransaction in South Carolina. But
we have heard not a word against
him in any way. Jlis character and
ibility stands unimpoached, oven by
his bitterest enemies.
Packard has now made the discov-.
ary that five out of the eight Tildon
electors in I.ouisiana wero legally el
acted. It took Packard a long time.
to make this discovery, and he spent
many wearisomne days and nights of.
study over it, but it has ended in his
conversion to the idea that honesty
would have been his best policy after
Sewing machines have been to,
duced in prico by some companies
just one half; by othbers less. They
will still be cheaper. The cost of
manufacture ia not .or- tha 61
woaka*a PSQ Ra santasa
0Eo: A on, q y oY your
reoders can defin
OmmissIoners, then d*N rt4ko
the: more diffcu of baving
those duties pr'perly 'brre * by
thelmen invested with the powers,
we would feel uhil4r "ait6g obliga..
tios.- Anterior to the war, when
this country ;enjoyed the- blessings.of
peace and prosperity, and had the
benefit of a wise, just, and economi-.
cal government, this -offce was filled
by men selected, becauere of real merit,
and by reason of their peduliar fitness
for the position. They served without
compensation, and served to the sa
tisfacUon of the people generally.
Such is not the case at this day and
time, if we are permitted to judge
from the wide spread dissatisfaction
that eKiRt in some qutrters touchinc
ht- 7 ug m n of pAblic i-tad a n1111d
bridge For tei months thoro has
hex 1' bridgo acr.OS3 Saltida, and
scarcel O ne %vorthy tho name11w, across
George's Creek. It seems bard for
these men to realize the truth that
thin belt of country have any wants,
or should receive any attention at :
their hands. If they wilt in the ex
ercise of their arbitra'ry power relieve
us from the payment of taxes to sup,
port the improvomonts, and Railroads 1
of the County, we will propose to
form an ollianco either with Anderson
or Greenville. The latter stands with
open arms to receive us, and will I
guarantee us our conceded rights, and i
more fully recognize our claims to i
ci tizenshl)i p.4
Much has bon said about our ox,.
treme poverty, and consequent inaw I
bility to indnigo in the luxury of I
bridges? What has broughf about
this state of things? and who is res
ponsiblo for our financial embarrass
mont? Do we have within the limits
of the County public improvements of*
a nature to warrant a lavish expen,
diture of' money? or can we boast of a
single enterprise which will demon
~trate to the peopie where our re
o~urces have gone? The Air Line
'Road I asses through the County at
an-I property advance in value. Much
Ssuperfluous gas was expended, and
many extravagant statements wefee
- made util its passage was secured
and your money subscribed to aid in
its construction, and now behold the
result, and. tell me farmers of' Pickens,
Iyou whose hard earned money helps
to build cities, railroads, schools, (and
in a word) contributes to the general
prosperity of the nation-are you
benefitted? Have your expectations
been realized? Have their represen..
tations been carried out? and do you
this day rejoice in the delightful vi
sions of wealth, and in that perfect
freedom from taxation, its advantages
enriched to your minds? Property
sold and sacrificed to advance private
corporations, and to enrich Yankee
capitalists. Homes endeared to you
by the most sacred and glorious asso
ciations, levied upon and advertised
to meet this unjust demand, jnd most
unrighteous claim said Lo be held by
te'.s road of fair promises and unfaith,
ful performances. The voice of Pick
ens was in opposition to this measure,
and tWesentiment of her pecople should
outweigh every other consideration.-.
even though the courts decide ad%
versely upon the question of liability.I
And right hero, Mr. Editor, let us
say that if the County proposes to be
governed by one man, instead of the
three Commissioners, elected for the
purpose of superintending tho affairs<
of the County, then we are in favor of ]
abolishing the office of' County Corn- (
missioners, thereby Raving mutch c
expense, and put the whole matter in
t. is one man's hands and let him run
it, "ithout going thr'ough the miser--r
able farco of paying three men so y
much per day for their so,called servi (
One word in conclusion, to the
Commissioners of Pickens County,
and that is in the form of an invitation]
for you to take a tour of observation 1
to tho lower end of this County, ad
joining the Anderson and Greenville ~
lines, and ascertain the wants of the e
people, the condition of the roads and
the absolute necessity for a bridge at -
somne point between Cox's and Dur- ]
ham's. There is another tribunal to ,
which we can appeal, in the eent of 1
your failure to give this section of the
County scome attention, and her peo- C
ple that justice they expect and de..
mand at your hands. CITIZEN.
Ohamberlain's last Word.
Mr. hamberlain, in the conversa
ait with a kj)ortor for the Herald
1*klisdmits that the dowifall, of
ti ~ RRblican pa' in South Car6li- D
r1a is do to the Tlity of the Res
pbi lo fteIgnoranee of
the RipubtIto msses; and surely he
Dan 1 'oibiba he fell with the par, E
y, becaus" he olung to it, knowing
its rott#nneeB, and because he accept~
)d a nomination at the hands of men
whose charater and purposes he 0
knew to be corrupt. There is no ex, .
Vggeration in Mr. Chambeiai10t warm (
:escriptioh of the natural *ealth of
South Carolina, ,tnd, "with good gov.
Drnment, self reliance and the disap& i,
pearance of political dissensions," she d
will and must becomo as plosperous I
%s "Massachusetts, Alabama and Iowa t
rolled itou oii."
'mc.vo, MtAy 21.--Gi n. Ord nrriv.
d boro from Tuxiv l:it night, and a
ias passed mllot of to-Jay in cosulta
:Jon with Geteral Shridan upon tho
iffairs of the Me'txi .an bordr. La '
riew of the unsettled condition of
;hings resulting from repeated revo, ol
utione and raids and the anticipated
bord expedition, General Ord urged
Jho preparation and adoption of a
iew policy on the part of the United
3ta(os authorities. He says that 8
,hose marauders should be punished
xhonever found, and dealt with just
is Sioux are treated in the North.
LIe wants General Sheridan to give
in power to follow lawless Mexicans a
icross the border, and not appeal to 0
0o.e central government, to which they ,
)wo no allegiance. It is assorted in
nilitar- circles that this is to be the
uture olicy of our government and
,he r1 Is must cease. The United
3tates troops are to be rlightly aug,
nent9d upon the Rio Grande. Gen.
Jird remarked yesterday that the
3onservative people of northern Mex,
Co favored the Lord movement.
Ma:ny of this class are anxious for an i
iexation to the United States.
We have rceiived the first number ra
>f the Ninety Six Guardian, edited and
published by Mr. M B3. McSweeney,
lib ( ju n~~ n iri am l op he mayt'~
prove eminently suc-cessful in his new
Wmn Springs, oe of the Revenue
:>ficers, who committed an nssuult andl
battery on Mr. Porter, has been ar
rested in Greenville upon a warrant
ssued.by Trial Justice Taylor, through a
Trial Justice Croft. lie gave bond ~
or his appearance. WVilson Cook, a
Bill Smith, and E.. R. Barton were
Dunn has refused the appointment d
>f Internal Revenue Collectag, made
vacant by Carpenter's resignation. e
lie, too, wants a "bigger" thing. Mr.
[Iayes will find it difficut to satisfy the
vaulting ambition and execssivo ava
rico of a carpet bagger who has ever '
BIgured in South Carolina polics.
The Law School of Columbia Col
loge, Now York, graduated 260 laiw. C
stu,dents. This is the largest class the
yollege ever turned out. They were
iddressed by Prof. Dwight and Chas.
3'Conor. This is another "fresh
>atch of newly fledged lawyers."
CArO, IL~L., May 22.-Disguised
nen took a negro, named Levi Pile,
who attemp)ted to assault and murder
Pis employer's wife, from Blandville
iy., jail. IIis body was found in the
voods hanging to a tree.
S-r. Lours, May 22.-Jno C Simpson
>f Oregon County, who had -been a
laptist preacher for twenty years and
Jounty Judge was convicted on five
ounts for illicit distilling.
WASHINGTON, May 25.-Thomas C.
)unn having declined the appoint
men.t of Internal Revenue Collector
,r the district of South Carolina, vice
)arpenter, resigned, Ellery M. Bray.
on was to day appointed to fill the
OTICE OF FINAL BETTLEMENg
Notice is hereby given to all persons
iterested in the Estate of Elias Hollings,
orth, deceased, that I will apply to W. 0.
'jeld, Judge of Probate for Pickens County,
>r a Final Settlement and discharge as
udministrator of saidl Estate, on Saturday,
e 25th of August, 1877.
R. E. HOLCOMBIE, Adm'r.
SMay 24, 1877 87 10
.We herety Live notice to all whom It BI
ay concern, thton the 20th day oftJune, mn
$77, we wilapply to the Judge of Probate N(
ir the County of Piekens, for a Final Die-. It
~arge as the Administrators of the Estate of up
alvin O'12ell, deceased. GE
SMARY A. O'DELL. Adm'x,
. PERRY LOOPER, Adm'r. P.
Ma) 17, 1877 80 4
I COL UMBIA, S. C. 40
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'he State of South Carolina,
Cuty of P '; ns..
N (Uli IZT CO M MM3 P.EAS.
rank IIammurond. Plaintiff, against W. S
iummons for Money .Demand. ( Com,
plaint not &crved ).
0 W. S. Williams, Defendant ir. this action.
7OU are herch)y summoned and required
Ito answer the complaint in this ston,
hlich is filed in the office of thie Clerk
f(the Court of Common Pleas for said county,
nd to serve a copy of your answer on -the
ubscribers at. their office, at Pickenas C, H.,
rithin twenity days after the service of this
umnmoss on you, exclusive of thie day of
Ii you fail to answor this complaint within,
he~ time aforesaid, the plaintiff will take ,judg
ient against you for the sum of Six Hln-,
red and T weft.y four 94-100 Dollars, with
riterest at the rate of 7 per egnt per annums,
rom the 15th day of May, one thousand
ighit hundred and seventy Seven and costs.
Dat ed P'ickens, Mlay 15t h, 1877. -.
OTIILAN, IIOLCOMBRE & CHILD.
SIMPSON & MOORE,
0 W. S. Williams, Defendant:
Take notice, that the summons and com
lainit in this action was filed in (lie office of
he Clerk ofthe Court for Pickens County,
n the 10th (lay of May 1877.
OTHIIAN, lIOLCOMBJE & CHILD.
SIMPSON & MOORE,
Plaintiff's A ttorneys.
May 24, 1877 87 8
Horse and Cattle Powd
broken down and le.pvted
*by strengthening and canl
. - stomach and Intestiaes.
It is a suerevendrveefa11 diseas
WATE HEAVES ooeOGS DIS
TEMPEli,FEVR FOUNISER -
LOSS OF APPETI' 'E AND VITAe
E~NERGY, &o. Its use Improves
the wind, increases the apptt....
nsformis the miserable skeleton
[ntoa fine-looking and spirited horse.
tion Is Inaluable.t sasr
ventive against RinderetHlv
Horn, etc. *It has be rv
actual experiment to Iees
qjuantity of milk and cream tm~
..- per cent. and make the butter n
nyes them an appetie,sloosens tel Ie and ake
Jeomthrive much faster. .~.
In afl diseaser, of Swine, such as Coughs, Ule e,
he Lungs Liver,&o., this article acts
is a spcic By putting from one
alf apaper to a paper ina barrel of *
Iwill thie above diseases will be eradi
atiedoeni nd, ren~gi,e
DAVID E.SUTZ, Propriese
mt thnUnitd States, (.eaan
DIvistadoro's Hair Dye Is the SAFEST and
ST; it acts instantaneously, produciug the.
at naturl shades of Black or Brown; does
T STAIN the SKIN, and is easily applied.
is a standard preparation, and a favorit.e
on every well appointed Toilet for Lady op
ntleman. Sold by Druggists.
J. CRIST ADORO,
0. Box, 1688. Ney Yorb.
Dec 21. 1886 160