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COLUMBIA, ,. of, May 8, 17
Dear &ntiel.- The Appropriation
Bill is still the engrossing subject of
the Legislature. MM
struck out the 5th section appopr-tat
ing $270,000 to pay the Interest on
the public debt and substituted $50,000
for deficienelos. There has already
boon so much said on this subject that
it may seem unnecessary to discuss It
any further; but it is the groat quest-.
ion upon which political issues will be
raised in the future, and the more
light that can be thrown upon it in
order for a proper understanding of
all its features by the people, the bet.
tor it will be. That the Democratic
party is pledged to stand by its sett
mont, under the funding act, except
such portions as may be ascertained
to be fraudulent, no ono, I presume,
will question. During the campuign,
when the question was operating to
the disadvantage of the Democratio
party, the State Executive Committee,
by rosolution, pledged the party to
mtand by its settlement under the
provisiont of the funding act. During
the stormy days of last December,
when tihe fortunes of the party scomed
to bo hanging in the balanceo, the
Wallace House unanimously pledged
tho State to tho payment of th last
dollar of the legal funded debt. Those
who now advocate repudiation seem
to havo taken a wide departure. Bul
this class of mon are in a small minor
ity in the Legislature, and tho differ.
once, really, between those who favo1
the 5th section of the Appropriatioi
Bill and those who oppose it is simpl
this: Thoso0 who favor the appropria
ti do so in order to have the mono
in the treasury to pay the interest o
such portion of the debt only whici
after examination by a commuissioi
shall have boon found to be valid;i
other words, they propose to have thi
money on hand to pay the interest o
such of the bonds as are ascertaine
to be valid and prevent the bon
holders from presenting the coupori
for taxes, and thereby financially se
barrass the government; and anothe
reason is that they desire to divid
the taxes (for this obligation will hav
to be met at som time) and prevent
burdensome tax levy next year, whic
may prove a stumbling block in tbi
road to the success of the Demoorati
p)arty in the next election. Thoa
who oppose the appropriation dealr
to investigate first and then mali
provisions to pay. This is substanti
the only difference :between us.
favor making the appropriation nos
for the reasons first above givei
though I see the editor in charge i
the SENTINEL, during my Absene1
differs with me, and has so place
himself (and apparently the paper) o
record. I think 1. am right, and timi
will demonstrate the correctness <
my position. I desire it distincti,
understood that 1 am not in favor o
nor will I ever consent to paty oni
dlOllar of the public debt 'which, afte
thorough investigation, has the 1ene
taint of fraud about it. But I am I
favor of having the money in h
Treasury to pay the interest prompl
on such portion of it as may be foun
to be valid and legitimate. As th
1st of June is here, when a portion <
* the interest is due, and in order t
p)rovent a prolongation of the sessior
the House may agree to the Senat
amendment and let the responsibilit
of detriment to the State, should an
occur, rest upon that body.
The fence law has been passed b
both Houses and the question C
"fence" or "no fence" will be submit
ted to the people. It is only to take e
feet in such townships as may adoj
it. The question of pay of the meom
bors has not yet been settled. Tl
Senate has fixed it at $800; *600 ft
the regular session and *200 for ti
present extra session. By thLis am
rangement, the Mackeyites will re
ceive only $200, (pay for this sossiori
and the members of -the Wallae
IIouse and Senate $800. This wi
cost tho State really loss money thn
the bill as It passed the House, whiae
proposed to give each $600 for bot
sessions, witbout discrimination. $80
is too much and I will never, by m;
- voto, consent to it; but $600 for hotl
sdasloons ($300 for eacb) I thiDk a fal
and reseenable Oompensation to thm
anenate and Wallace House; but th
k t elv
th ar I ,nd N -
aby0 0 x
eh y y .' o x
t n t uture day
h e bot ouse$ th
Le ators I bem le n e
t- b he sens. I
qoestion will be finally arranged 16W
dilffcalt to ta e V."app
complications in the way. T1he law
Axingte pay f mtmAi~l i
force and under it each 1P re)4r
entitled to *600 for both As41ib, ab%
'aisgu g%WWa "'W VW%FFb"%V,
C.4eei bittMore. b" resgned
his seat in tbo.,enat,0, to t4oeget
at the cloge of t i6 .rQept.,pesort.
He has gone ti Massekustts to en.
joy his stolen gains, 4-hile the ]%nit
tentiarf Is cheated out of its just Oues.
Tho wbolo O6.arleston deege%tfon
has been ousted on the grounds of in.
titnidAtion, Tfraud Niri'rofWswn in
the-6feetion. The action of the House
in this 'iatter was a tighteous verdiot,
and the people of Charleiton will now
bave an opportunity 'to bond.adelo
gationAto the Legislature by' a fhir
election, the first oppoiLunity. they
have bad sineg rowntroption, ive
Ropublicans voted with the Demoprate
to onst them, And HaiIlton ond My,
era, of Beaufort, in their speeches in
favor of such action,. declared that
the elections in the lower counties
since the war, had beon a Jurco-a
Domocrat dare not speak or go to
the polls ani vote, especially if lie
was a Democrat. J. B. Johnson, one
of the "contumacious" Mackeyitos,
was allowed an opportunity to purge
himself of contempt last night and
bo sworn in, but as he refused to make
the necessary apology, he was not
sworn, and so endeth the chapter
with him, and also of my letter for
this time. B.
The Greenville Hashery.
We have had occasion to stop) twice
F' reccntly at the Greonville Ilotel, and
can say that in all our travols, we have
N~ never been better pleased with our
', a(commrodaition. Thej~ rooms are scrVu
" putloulsly clean, w~ell furtuished , and
C' are large and aiRy. The servants are
n attentive and polite, and the table is
d furnished with everything to suit the
d tasto of prince oxb peasant. We ad,
IS vise all our friends to stop at Speights'
'hashery when they are in the Moun
ir tain City.
e The Appropriation Bill.
a We publish on tlis first, page of our
h issuo this week, tMo- aippropriatior
o bill. The Sonato struck out the 5th
C se'etion, whieh approprinted $27o,0O(
S for interest on .the public debt, and
6 sobst,ituted *60,000 for the payment
8 of' bacok salaries. Sundry other amendI
y ments proposed by tihe Senate, bul
I th~ ihouso refused to agree to any o
i them, and as~ked for a commnit,ee o
'. confe,rence. 'I he committeo coukt
>f not aigroo, and then a cornmittee o
sI free conference was appointed. If ti
d last committee should fail to agrei
n and .the dIisagremont should be con
o cured in by the House, then undcr th<
af joint rules, the bill fails, and a nov
V bill will have to be introduced an<
f, passed before any appropriation i
e made. But the House has a righ
r not to ooncur in the report of f,bei
t committee, and then either Hous<
n can recede from its proposition, ii
e which event the bill will become
y law. If an ngreement is arrived at
d the dead lock now existing bet,weei
e the louse anid Senate will be broken
>f in which event we think the Legia
o latur'e will adjourn Sine die to day, o
,on Saturday next at the furthest.
y The State Governnient is, as-one o
v our townemen aptly termed it thb
other day, like a hanik of' tanigle<
v thread. The Democrats have to fin<
>f the end of a thread and unravel as fi
as they can go. Then they have t<
r- stop and hunt for another end, and 8t
t continue until they get things straight
- ened out. This we feel assured thej
e will do in due time anid start the
~r State out oh a safe and prosperomi
0 voyage in the future.
..The Columbia RLegister is destined
to become equal to any daily in the
e Stato. Send in your names ans1 gel
il one of' the best and most reliabio Do
n mocratio journala In the Stato. We
h wvill further call t,he attention of th(
b farmers of oua County to the fact thai
the Register is now the organ of th<
Patrons of Husbandry of South Caro
'a lina, and that the Grange Depart
r fment is under the snporvision of Col
e James N. Lipscomnb, the Master o
s t.he St ate ange
Ke1h OoMas .UVU
oi I Ion, we 0
et eL atore to ra
n a&plan for
ti n the Vsem et
ty. or prosen eire
-devoutly ho t
the LegIatarom-mill take - imediat.
at any time sinee reoonstrwtion has
5iUWIWTion been of any Adustion
*4 the tate, aod qb e5pqndJtqree
lxvieaed upon the inst*t.,tiom have beem
W99 disproportiopate. I i* a Ioanq,
axiom, in public as well as pvivag q*.
pendituroas that an equivalent mustgbe
reogived for such expenditures, and
w4 n uch ij not tho ase, commorI
sen would 'ictato a difternt conre.
Th6 8tAe.l no* too poor and tob
much In*oIWed in her fifn dei to k"o
tqUniferitop0n at'the pbft ft
hoese. It sfee the st deoad*
be a reit vye*mdro and a oUree of
giemtexpemidtWaae, ny, a dbwnYight
waste of t&e Obblo, n1odIy wit,boub
aythin~gdike an:deqda*t sietrs er
to be.norn-expliit:andieqaRy trugth
f0,:it bap; ben u.nidqr * Rep4blicaq
ru1Q, # fraud and a delui,.-.nopJer%.
ring 9o niie jpcept uppl ) (or of
Claezberlaini's sonecurists, whose, edu
cation, perilapa, ,would have been
equally well secured in the public
schools of th Stato and at far 108
expoIso. Trho truth is, for Ohe educa
tin orthe negro In hie presnt intel,.
lectni Status, tho State University is
wholly unsuited. It would be far bet.
ter, not only for the negro, but for all
concerned, that the Legislaturo make
other provisions for his higher culture,
and separate from the whites. The in
stitution.was founded by the whita,and
for their espevial benefit, and it. is
right that they should enjoy its ad.
vantages. They cannot nor will not
do so, as long as the negro is admitted
into its waulls. The two races will n.qt
har'mounize in this respect. We do not
believo that the nlegi o would wi ish to
be mixed in the University any more
thain in the common schools with the
whlites, it the whitos will make other
and separate provisions for his higher
The negro cannot avail himself of
the advantages of a University edu
cation, only in rare Instances, -exoept
by the aid of thme State, and the Stato
is too poor now to give lhim that ai).
Therefore, we thinik that, the State
University shold be closed imnmedite-~
y,or some plan bo inaugurated by
w hich it enn be made sellsustaining.
It can be made selt-sustaining, either
in part or wholly, by opening it ex..
clusively to the whites, who are able
to send their sons to the institution
and pay for the privilege. It is evi
t, dent that the whites will nevei- pa.
g tronize it so long as the negro is al.
f lowed to enter Its *alls, and the lat.
I ter is not able to keep It up without
f State aid: and the whit,e taxpayers of
a the tate, because of the Radical ra
a pacity for the t,en years past, are too
.. poor to afford, and unwilling t,o furnish
a that aid, since, as a class, they get no
, benefit for the outlay. To expect them
I to do so willingly is simply preposter,.
a Ous and unnatural.
t The college was' once justly the
r pride of Sout,h Carolina, and many
* have been the benefits to the State
, therefrom. Alas! how fallen!
a Its dianagement for the last ten
,, years has been a Crying disgrace upon
a the hitherto fair esenteheon of the3 In
, stitution. If the intellectual st,atus
of tho negro generally, was such as to
r require buch an institution for his
higher culture or the State abl, to
gratify the few with such a lazury,
f the above remarks would not obtaip.
3 Hence, separate the two races in
I the College as in the common schools
I or the State, giving the University ex
Selusively to the whit,es and make oth..
or suitable and, for him, superior pro-.
visions for his highemr culture. This Is
wisdom and commou sense, and we do
not think the negro will oppose it.
Foa Till PIOKaNS SENTINEL.
Ma. EDITo:-As your columns are
always open to the discussion of all
questions of public interest to the
County of Piokens, and as "Cit,isen"
in your last issue seems disposed to
censure the Board of County Commis
sioners, for grievances generally, and
non attention to his section, I,. as
Chairmnao of the said Board, ask the
question: Shall Pickens County build
a bridge over Saluda River, riear Mr.
MaxwelP's place? This question is one
of Interest to all the taxpayers of the
r County, even lI there was money in
the treasury. I do not pro.osak-.
or a kno ho 1
r that h is
n A and will
den ills 6
with the emes1 eoueny Oommiusione
IyOMyor the unfortunate ones in
Lat positon. I would gui-m thf ie
is dii" "kkr
Lhireeldountilbs,'ani watehes iyis
WW in wesww=1 inma ==uz== iuyjv aw =
place like Gra"vi. Ibome to this
)onolusion from the following sentence
fI" s e-ubngw.baUiut "ffti 'ior
EP ifouilis tbe*bha'-V"d di bVIdg
wsrosbSlUdafa.nd.the Bata lsade
atedtion;" ad->ia/Jna&gibng the
matter W ;s ohabt, ,. sea letI
6bwa ive new bridges oerthe iOa,
on the fvickln line, il.0 p ,oirbjsO lpav
bepu b91tarigt)e .to apt 94aI
years apd are now in z00A repair.
* amountof te t payers monl
ey-of INkens Co6nty exoended during
ie ydr 1?"on brides 4 916.6%
662.50 'of Shieb sinont ha5 seki on
bridges over the Saluda, leavin 1004
on-Ahe-oth*r brldges- oft%* Cdmnty.:
Tbe aewotnte paid out for bridg4d
4ring the year, 18T6 was .$696.88;
*#o 5 ofwideb wa paid fr bri4ge
For the years, 1875 an.d 187G Ae
whole amouat, paid for bridges wad
$1,475.88; 6943.25 of which was exs
pended on the Squda, leaving only
$82 for all the other bridges in the
County. This does not look like out
predecessors havb not paid the Saluda
The ofio of Con-ty Commissionere
is one of prescribed limits and powers
beyond ,vbinh they dare not go. Ir
the performance of their variou
duties, and in meeting the many re
sponsibilitiot and perplexities incum
bent upon them, they in common with
all other men are liable to error, ani
even in the most faithful discharge oi
their duties areo often aibused beyonc
mecasure. But it is crtainly unchaii
table to make tl.em the commoi
seape-g6ats for thu ills and troubles
of' tho times.
The lnw requii'os that the expenses
for building bridges "shall be paid out
o,f the moy in the Treasury raised
and approprIated for this purpose."
I-as "Citizen" paid any County
case lorther fiseal yea(1l877? Is ther<
ay money in the Treauy of Pickena
County? Have we even got a County
Treasurer? Does any good citizter
boar such ill will to the Board o
County Commissioners as to wisl
thomn to commit a crime whiehi ii
ranked as a felony? Besidea is it nol
time to adopt a better financial Coun
ty policy and qilte going ini debt?
There are several unpaid clalma
against the County at this time foi
bridges that have 'long since wash;ed
away. It will be an easy ma'ter tc
build bridges when we are able. M3
policy is mowe fords, less debts, an<:
pay as we go. However, until I a.
exonorated from the 'esponsibilitiei
of the office, I propose so far as oen
sistent with my official duties to b4
the servant of the whole people; an4
in looking~ after the interests of the
County to serve all sections to the
best ot my ability, and for this pur
pose invoke the co,operation of al
good citizens, hoping to offend none
B. 3. JOHN8~ThN,
- Chairman D.C.O.1.c,
EASLET STArroN, 8. 0.,
'June 81st, 1877.
En. BENTINEL : In perusing y0u1
paper of the 81st May, I see a state.
ment from some sleepy friend, wh4
uses my same in the Mrs. Jlinckl<
shot gun raide a few days sincoe, anc:
turned.up thir.gs generally, an4 vlo.
lated the law to such a fearful extent
I would say, as regards myself', tie
statement is utter'ly false, as I wo'
not one of the party, for I knew noth
ing of the raid until it was all over. I
is to be regretted that such falsehoodi
ever find their way into a public
Whether any part of the st1ory~ii
true ot" not, I can not tell, I only speal
for myself, hoping to correct the pub
lie mind on that patrt.
I am, respectfully,
FRANK Z. MOOREC,
Deputy U. 8. Marshal Dist. 8. C.
If' we wore the "sleepy friend" wh<
nsed Mr. Moore's nadme In connectlot
with the "shot gon raid," *e mos
bolemvaly avow that we did not "tori
ny things generally and violate the
law to Such 'a afeadful exrtent.* Wi
protest our Inoewee. It *will a b
soon t,hat Mr*. Mooro denies being ii
0 . ekle's. We
na an a fact that
O 0 to informed a
t tl 06 we would not
h It. e have no d re
at Moore orany e
so, gard Moore's reg
beekthe psblioation of- aisehoods in W.
P are inclined to be. A
Hiave that it would be a pretty difficult
thing to otter any falsehoods eon- .
eorning the aets generally of Reveune *
olfers in our County. It is a noto
qw9 e p wheravor h4% beve s
t% 9mb4stIOmmrA4d qpm9 f(, them.
Wh9Mbey ge6;i.t9 4Veuble. Wi try,
lk ~4lmMr4,ds play bluff," aU4 I
q$h6rs of thImn pp ht4a t% i
uopees,f&po~iyi .ede Jr gga
them, threaten thqm wIth 'he terrors Kt
of tihe Aj yPenitentiarj. Although awr
"sieepy, we will try hereifter to
watch with A SENTINEL's eye, the
movements A -thisband of treboters; Kf
It Revenue ofhiag will dischdr& the
duties;of thef 'office with fidety, 16
tbGvei0ent, tT *fth b6e,feNe,
g4rd to the rigbs of eltiseh, ,Set
wi1 vot have to 6%otret the p"bl1o
L%ifdP'in referonee to hise statements
made fgainst them, Uri
Our Representative Hon. D. F. K
Bradley, returned home on Senda so
Foorningfor the first time during the Cr
present sitting of the Legislature, and in
returned again on Monday evening. ME
He says i6 is uncertain when the Lo.. *
gislature will adjourn. ch
BERiN, Juno 2.-1t 18 stated that Pi
Lhe Czar is willing LV i:uidertake chief
command, as Emperor William did in
France during the German war, The
Danube will be crossed the day after
the Czar's arrival on ita banks, pro.
babty June 16. The rumor of en,
deavors to bring about a pacifie ar- M
rangement before an important bItile
has taiken place deserves littlo credit.
They are certainly propagated for the P1
benefit of stock jobbers.
A correspondenst in Vienna states
th9t t,he repiorted recapture ol Arda- '
har is believed in that city. It, was e
effected, it is alleged, by a~ formner gar.. P<
rison who had taken the road to Ba
toum, but Unexpectedly turned back, C<
and taking the R~ussian:s una~wars, G
made a sudden dash on the town and be
succeeded in distodging the flaseians.
Twvo thonsand laborers have been
employed to work upon the .Stamiboui ~
Fazyl . Pasha~ reports f rom Sukum
Balib, under date of May 29, t,hai. to
four battalions of troops, with some el
Circassiana, defeated the Russians
posted betw.een Sukum Balib and Ku, M
tais, capturing eight, mounted guns r
and pquaani,y ot ammiunit,i-n. The F1
Russians throw seventeen guns int.o 0
the river Kodera and destroyed t,he gi
bridge after them,
H IAGOOD & AL12XANDER HAVE
this day associated with them
Mr.3. FRANK FQLGER,
as a third partner, and d
will continue the mer-.
cantile business P
under the name
THEY RESPECTFULLY ASK
the continued patronage of their
friends, and reguesti all to
give them a call be'
fore bu.ying as d
. selling b
NWia AT "AD-?IMU" 111W.
Parties indebted to IIAGOOD & AL
ICXANDER on accounts,
must close them by cash,
barter or note, as
their old busi
ness must be.
e a ibar gnor about hl s
a K RED X, about eight, 11
~~.~41; ed1em si1e; baa very large horns. ft
~ar sarks not recollected.) A reward of ci
*00 vi11 be paid for his delivery to 'T. W. C
RUS$ELL at Easy Station.
G.ue ,187~ W. RUSSELL..
June 7 18'7 ' 892
BF AR NA. -
Iayton, and Robert C. Clayte--Debsn.
nplaint for Part
~N ,I e o
acres so ow leas, know as No. gM
wract No. .
ls yor or less, known as No. ,oold
ne. Sold tor Partitio, &c.
own ast y cone
2isg 78 acree qnops orlkes,
cwn as the Reed survey o 9. 10 of "ja
1oy, conmtaIsing me9SPP4mmp 9.tue
Ria eeal-entl We ?rae,
"in 540 as more e4 0s1os CaruIek'.
TrekQ ra"t No. I~
wnas the Walauti ove taf, .o*saiAg
- acres, joing . D. Keith, as et WN .
atherland and ohes, on waes. f Greens
ERM8 OF SALE--Costs of rooscdings
cash on dayi o.sale. Onebhalf of the g
binder on the first day of January ne;t, the
aer half on the Airst day of June folloWsg,
Ih interest from the day of sale. The t.
aser or purobasers to give bond wi$k .
Durity and a mortggo of the prem e
ught to the Probate "uge, to sewde the
ronse money, and pajWextra for titles d
JOAD.MAU DIN, ,r.
June 7, 1877 89 4
wheltae oi outh Cav ea
PIcKNS O oUNTro.
IN TRlE PROBATE COURT
cry A. Oats and alono M. Fotr,Admin
Intrator and Administratrix of nufus at,
deesed, against T. W. Russell, . .
Peoples, William McMahan et al.
.TITION FOR SAILs OF IUAI. EsrAvm to
s herea , ahe above named Plaintiffs have
Dufiled a Pe lion in ihise Court asking for
order to sell certain Real Estate of Blufus
t.a deensed, to pay debt.. 3i is thereor,
motiont by Blythe & Ansul, Attorneys for
diioners. Ordered that aHl and singular
i kindred and creditors of the said deceased
and appear at a Court of Probate for said
onty, to be holden at gekens Court House
the 28.d day or June, 183][, po show cause
any, why the said order of male should not
w. o. FIELD, J.v.w.a.
June 2, 1877 89 8
'se .tate of Neuth Carolina.
By W. G. Faeld, JuAdge of Probat.i
Whereas, J. J. Lewis, e o.PR.,basuade suit
me to grant him Letters of Administratien.
yonl the Estate and Effects of Alfired he
The kindred and creditors of thesaid Aifre I
eCrary. deceased, are therefore cited to
Sand appiear before me, In the Court of
-obmt e, t o be holden at Pickens C. If., on
-iday, the 22d day of June instant, at 11
elockc, a. in., to shew eause, if any they have,
1y the said admginistration should ,sot be
Olven under my hand and seal this, the
day of June, A. D., 1877.
June 7, 1877 0. 2IL,*pwo
lhe State of Seuth CanelIna
COUNTY Or PICKENII,
By W. 0. Field, Judye of hobaft.
Whereas, L. Ross Eaton, has maade suit to
e to: grant him Letters Qf Administration,
pon the Es tate and Effects of Joe. C. Eaton,
The kindred and, c reditors of. the said
s. C. Eaton, deceased, are 'therefore cited
Sbe and appear before me,' in'the Court of -
robate, to be holden at Pickens C. H., on
riday, the 22d day of June, -indt', at 11
clock, a. ms, to show onee, If any they
are, why the said admInistration shoqld not
a granted. i
Gives under 'my hsand ad seal -thIs, the
i dayeof June A. D)., 1877,
W. -0 FIELD, a.w.w.o.
Jnss, 1877 -.89 1
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY 0Or PIOKENS.
Br W. 0. PasL.n, ?30PA1b JUDOt.'
*Thereas, Thoma. Cr Martin hab saade .
V. suit to me to grant im Letters of Ad.
lnistration, with the Will annexed,' upo
1e Estate and Effects of Riehard B.ke,
Thae kindred and creditori of the said Riek.
rd D3. Baeker, deceased, are therefore oited to
a and pppear befor, me, in the Court of Pro.
ate, to be holden at Pickette 0. H., em Frida),
e 22d day of June, instaxnt,- 90 11 fplook,
m-, to show cause, if any they hav, why
te sakd admhiistration should soL be granted.
Qive9 uader, my band and seal this, the 24
- ue w.. 0. FIELD, a.p.p.o.
June 7, 1877 , 89 2
. Allpersonbs having demands agalast the
state 'ofNathanlel Lynch, deceased, ae we.
mested to prove the same before pas, ad
ose indebted to the said Eetatefell11 do me
rward and settle forthwith.
G.M J4YNCI 1r,
Jane 7, 1877 3l5 -3
.,We heey give notieo to all whom it
ay concern, that on the 20th day of June,
7y#e kll apply to the Judge of Probate
r the County of Pickens, for a Final Dis-,
arge as the Administrators of the Estate of
alvin O'Dell, deceased..
MARY A. O'DELL, Adm'x,
.1. PER RY LOOPER, Adm'r.
Ma) 17, 1877 3n 4