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D. F. BRAbLE, ditor.
Thursday, June 21, 1877.
The Pay of Legislators.
There was a good deal said about
the salary grab by the pross of the
Stato. after tbo Senate had voted to
make the pay for both sesionis $800,
Under tho law the members were on,
titled to 8600 and miloago for each
sOssion, which would have amounted
to over $1,200. The Democratic Son
ators who voted for $800, thought
they wore making a good cornpro.,
mise with the Republicans. But the
Ilouso refused to concur, and a com,
promivo was finally effocted at $200
for the regular sosion, and $400 and
mileage for the special session; or
$600 and one mileage for both sessions.
Thus the membere reduced their pay,
which they were entitled to under the
law, one half. This is a greater ro
duotion than was made in the salary
of any officer in tho State.
Governor Iampton had an inter
view, last week, with a correspondent
of the Cincinnati Gazette, who quotes
him as pluckily declaring that if he
rannot carry out his liberal and son,
siblo policy he will resign. The Gov%
ornor is further reported as saying:
"I am thoroughly satisfied that the
position I have tuken is tho (rue one.
I expect it to meet opposition from
the violent party mon who are figur.
ing for 1880. 'I say to tho, lot the
issues of 1880 wvait their timo, and lot
us have rest from more political agi
tation, and time to build up our mate
rial industries. I supposo some of the
Northern Democrats would havo pro
forred to have the troops kept in the
South. It might be a good thing for
the Democratic party success to have
South Carolina suffer, but she has been
a victim long enough. I am hero to
try and restore her wasted energies,
and to do so by insuring p"ace and
order, and equal political rights to
both races. I will not be an instru
meMAfor any other purpose. If' the
peoplo of South Carolin,a emand any
other course, they must provide some
The case of William L. Springs and
Charles Ferguson, two of the Revenue
officiale who committed an assault
and battery with intent to kill, upon
the person of Mr. James M. Portor', of
this County, has been transferred to
the United States Circuit Court for tri.
al. Personally we know nothing about
this case, but, from information, it was
a cowardly and. brutal attack upon
Mr. Porter, and wo trust the parties
concerned in it will receive such pun
ishment as their conduct deserves.
Charleston County Election.
The election f or seventeen Repre
sentatives to the lower IIouse of Ro,~
preontativos from Charleston County,
in p)lace of those whose seats were
declared vacant by the IIouse during
the special session, Comes off on the
26th instant. The Democrats of
Charleston are putting their house in
order for the fray, and will make a
gallant fight. One half of the six
thousand majority in the last election
was clearly fraudulent, and now wvith
honest election officers and a "fair
fight," we have groat hopes that the
Democrats will come out victorious,
though the odds against them is very
In the special election in Orango,
burg county, week bef'ore last for
Judge of Probate, the Democrats
elected their candidate by 1,100 ma
jority4 .In the general election last
November, the Radicals carried the
county by 1,600 majority. This is
a gain for the Democrats of 2,700.
This shows how completely broken is
the backbone of Radicalism in this
An election, to fill a vacancy in the
office of Probate Judge, in Richiand
county, has been ordered by the Gov.
Arno~r, on Tuesday the 19th inst. The
Radical majority in that county in the
last election was 1,400, which the
Democrat.should overcome, and elect
a square Democrat to the office.
General Grant and family are now
in England and are being lionized by
the Britishors. They are received
wil; great eclat wherever they go and
the Nforthern papers arc making a
great to do over ft.
The Tax Bille *
'We publebhod two weeks ein6e tho
tax bill, which at that tim6lad not
bcomo a law, but as thorewoi-o uo
material changes made in It as it fin.
ally passed, we do not doom it noeti
sary to publish it entire again. As
publiahod by us then it levied 71 mills.
The i was struck out on its final pas
sage, and the levy is only 7 mills. The
taxes levied under this bill are made
payable in two equal instqllnents.1- I
The first installmebt is mado due and
payable from the first day of .fuig
to the first day of August, 1877, and
the second installment shall be duo
and payable from the first day of Oo
tober to the thirty--first day otOctobor
1877: "Provided, That it shall be, and
is hereby, loft to the option of any
person either to pay the amount of
tho firtit installmont at tho time first
above montioned, or to pay the whole
amount at the timo of the payment of
the second installment thereof: Pro
vided, further, that if any person or
posons shall fail or refuso to pay his
or hor taxes duo under the first in.
stallment, ho, she or thoy shall be
charged wit,h interest thoroupon from
the first day of August, 1877, to the
time of the payment thereof, at the
rato of one per contum per month."
In our last wook's issue in speaking 4
of the tax levy we said:
"It is optionary with tho taxpayer (
whether he pays all or only one-half
at tho first collection. If he prefers
to pay only ono half, ho can do so by
paying interost at the rate of one per
cont por month on the other half un.til
November, when the last collection
will bo mado."
In making-this statement, it will be
soon, by reference to the above quo
tation from the bill, which is a por,
tion of section 7, that our memory
did not servo us correctly. If a tax
payer pays the first installment, thou
he, or sho, is not chargable with intor
est on the second installment, but if
the taxpayer prefers to wait until
October before paying any of his tax,
then lie b)ecomes responsible for in
terest only on the first installment of
his taxes. There is no provision in the
bill !fahking it obligatory on the tax
payers to pay their first installment
in July, and the only inducement,
aside frm patriotism, is to save the
interst on -the taxes. This together
with the patriotism of our people, we
hope will be sufficient to induce all
who have the means, to pay upitheir'
fi rst i nstallmenzt p)romptly, in order
that the governmont may not. be em
barrassed for the want of' funds to
moet its necessary demands.
Giganitic frauds in the Revenue do.
p)artme~nt, in North Carolina, h as been
recently discovered, and some of the
p)artIes connected with it are now un
dergoi ng i nvcstigaition at Washington.
This is said to be only the fororunnor
of othcr startling developments soon
to be made in other sections of the
Union. The frauds arera all said to
have beeon committed in the interest of
political -and personal objects. The
character of the men who have filied
the revenue offices in the South is
sufficient to throw a suPpiciori over
their transactions, without any posi
t.ivo evidence of their guilt. We are
satisfied that every branch of the er,
vice in this State needs investigation,
and if a pr1oper investigation is made
no dloubt a majority of those r.ow in
office will go out of service or to the
Penitentiary. The law itself is not so
much comp)lained of as the manner of
enforcing it. The men- w ho have been
charged with its enforcement, in this
section, with, perhaps, a few rare ex~
ceptions, have boen ignorant, bru.tal
and wanton in their conduct; in fact
their conduct has become almost intol
lerablo, arid we trust the proper au
thorities will take such action as will,
at least, put respeotable men in
position, arnd relieve.the citizens (not
the violators of the law, but innoeent
citizens) of the necessity of proteoting
themselves against unlawfal inter
ference with their private business.
The Constitutional Convention is
cr.llod in Georgia by a vote of abont
10,000 majority. South Carolina, in
time, like all the other Southern
States, which fell under earpot bag
rule after the war, will be compelled
to have a Constitutional Conivenition.
Mr. T. W. R~ussell has boon appoin t
ed 'I rial Justice of Pickons County at
Easley Station by Gov. Ilampton.
Mr. Russell is an intelligent, compo.,
tent and suitable person for the p0,
siton, and will no doubt make an ac,
ceptamble andl efficient offieer.--Andcr-.
The gopd offepws of lampton's ad-.
uainistration,gidt honest Demeoratio
rio.is being manifested In every *ook
Fnd oorner of tho State. Instead of
despondoney and gloom which had
3ptoad over our peoplo, the sun shine
f hopo and a bright future has burst
upon them, The-spirit of improvement
bas repossessed them, and in many
Instances thly havo gono to work to
r batIfy nd mako heir,omps
vttractive. This is strikingly demon
Aiatred a iluntor's old muster ground.,
Lwo miles Southwest of this place,
whero lives Mcesrs. Jeremiah Looper,
A. C. Hughes and Judge W. G. Field.
rhoso gentlemen have recently re
iminted their residences, which gives
bhe neighborhood the appearance of
% settloment in the rich valley or Vir
ginia, and makes everything about it
ploasant and attractive.
Roster of Circuit Judges.
In accordanco with the provisions
f an Act entitled "An act Io carry
n,o effect, the tourteenth' section of
11rticlo fourth of the Constitution, ro.
ating to the Judiciary," approved tho
1ut day of May, 1877, tho following
v3signment of Judges to hold the res,
)otive Courts of Common Pleas and
xcnoral Sets3min is ordured.
The Full Term of the resl)ectivo
)ircuits will be hold by the Circuit
I Uldges as follows:
1st Circuit-By the Judge of the
2d Circuit--By the Judge of the
3d Circuit-By the Judge of the 2d
4th Circuit-By the Judge of the
5th Circuit-By the Judge of the
6th ircuit-By the Judge of the
7th Circuit-By the Judge of the
8th Circuit-By the Judge of the
A. J. WJJLLARD,
Chief Justice, S. C.
Dated at Columbia S. C., June 15th,
Roport of the Whittemore-Woodruff
The subjoined rcport of the Sonate
Committee cLarged with the investi
gatio'n of thie charmges of fraud againsi
Whar Itomore, Woodruff and others
was submitted on Friday, Iho 8th
COLUMBIA, S. C., June 8, 1877.
The committ,ee to whom it was re
f errod to investigate and report upoun
the charges of the improper use of thc
public funds or the public credit of
the State by any member or offier
of the Senate, and all parties implica
ted in the allcged frauds, beg leave to
report that they have endeavored to
discharge, the duty devolved upon
them by the resolution of the Senate.
They regret that the limited time al
lowed to this investigation, and the
inherent difficulties of the case, have
prevented them from reaching a con
elusion which would be satisfactory
either to themselves or to the Senate.
It must not be overlooked that the
duty devolved upon this committee
was to discover frauds which had been
alleged to have been committed three
or four years ago, of which no evidence
existed in the hands of the Senate.or
of the commnittoo, and all of those
from whom information could be de
rived were supposed participants In
the frauds, and bound to secrecy by
the strong motives of self intercest and
self-preservation. To expose the
frauds or aid your committee in their
investigation was to deprive them,
selves of their ill gotten gains, and
consign them possibly to conviction
as oriminals. Most of the witnessess
possessed of information were reluc..
tant to tesfy, and all that has been
reached has been obtained by rigid
cross examination. To add to these
dlifficultics, all the books and records
to which resort could be had to elu,
cidate the facts and contradict the
witnesses have been so kept as to mis
lead and conceal what was the real
state of the case. In one instance ac,
oess to the books which might have
explained the transactions was posi
tively refused. From the testimony
before your committee it appeared
that a large amount of the certifioates
of indebtodniess issued by the Repub
lican Printing Company in 1878 for
work that has not yet been performed
although fully paid for. was issuedl in
December, 1873, to the membors of
the Senato and the IIouse and to of,
ficials of the State. The amount so
issued was $132,608 Vario-,'p-a
-tis feared that the continued rains
wIil n r lously with the saving
of ~ t7 p, and cause much 6f
It W%be was the case last year.
REV. J. P* LUDLOW W RITES:
178 BAZT10 8TaTW, BBOOKLYI., N. Y,
H. R. 6ra"Wis Esq. Nov. 14, 1874.
Dear Sir-from personal benefit received by
'to use, s well 8a from personal knowledge
of those whose cures thereby have seemed al
most miraculous, I can most heartily and sin..
oerely recommend the Vegetine for the com
plainte which it Is claised to ,om
JAME8 f :mkowf
Late Pastor Calvary Baptist Church
SHE RESTS WELL.
SoUTIT POLAND, Me., Oct 11, 1876.
Mn, H. R. STZVENs-Dear Sir: I have been
sick two years with the liver complaint, and
luring that time have taken a great many dif
rerent medicines, but none of them did me
%ny good. I was restless nights, and had no
appetite. Since taking the Vegetine I rest
well, and relish my food. Oan recommend the
Vegotine for what it has done for me. Yours
respectfully, Mrs. ALBERT RICKER.
Witness of the above.
Nlr. 0Eo. M. VAUGHAN, Melford, Mass.
UOOD FOR THE CHILDREN.
BosToN Houn, 14 TYLEn STREET,
Boston, April 1876 1
11. R. STEVENS-Dear Sir: We feel that the
)hildren in our home have been greatly bene
ited by the Vegetine you have so kindly given
is from time to time, especially those troub.
ed with scrofula. With respect,
Mrs. N. WORMELL, Matron.
REV. 0. T. WALKER, SAYS:
POnvIDENCE, R.I., 104 Transit Street.
II. R. STEVENs, EsQ--I feel bound to ex
press with my signature the high value I
place upon your Vegetine. . My family have
ised it for the last two years. In nervous
lebility it is invaluable, and I recommend it
uo all who way need an invigorating, reno
vating tonic. 0. T. WALKER, Formerly
Pastor of Bowdoin-squaro Church, Boston.
NOTHING EQUAL TO IT.
SOUTH SALEM, Mass., Nov. 14, 1870.
Mr. H. R. STEvENs-Dear Sir: I have been
troubled with Scrofula, Canker. and Liver
Complaint for three years. Nothing ev'r did
we any good until I commenced using the
Vegetine. I am now getting along first-rate,
aud still using the Vegetine. I consider there
is nothing equal to it for such complaints.
Can heartily recommend it to everybody.
Yours truly, Mrs. LlZZIE M. PACKA RD,
No. 16 Lagrange Street, South Salem, Mass.
1RECOMMEND) IT 11EARTILY.
Mr. STEvBNS-Daar Sir: I have taken soyv,
oral bottles of your Vegetine, and am con
vinced it is a valuable remedy for D.yspepsia -
Kidney Complaints, and General Debility of
the system. 1 can heartily recommend it to
all sufferems from iheabove complaints. Yours
respectfully Mrs. M UNROE PARLKE R.
H. R. STEVENS, Boston Mass.
VEGETINE is Sold by All Druggists.
Juno 21, 1877 41 4
The Attention of Farmers is
Called to Our
A MERICAN Mammoth Rye; or Diamond
Wheat, for Fall or Spring sowing. A
new variety, entirely dist.inct from the com
mon rye or any other grain ever introduced.
It was first found. growing wild on the Ilum
boldt River, Nevada, since which time it has
been successfully cult ivated wherever tried.
It yields from sixty to eighty bushels to the
acro- Mr. A. J. Dufur, United Sta'.os' Cen
tennial Commissioner from Oregon, asserts
that he has known it to yield eighty seven and
a half bushels to the acre. It was awarded
the highest and only premium at the United
Btates' Centennial exposition, and pronounced
the finest and only grain of the kind on ex
It has been grown as a Fall and Spring
grain with equal success, 1WSingle grains
measuring one half inch in length, and the
average close to that.
Price per package 25 cents; Five packages
$1.00; One dozen packages, $2600. Sent post
paid by mail. Agents wanted everywhere to
introduce this wheat.
W~?NoTICE.-WC are in no way conitect.ed
with any other seed house in Cleveland or
All orders, letters, etc,, should- be plainly
8. Y. HIAINES & CO.,
Cleveland, Bradley Co. Tenn.
Branch house, Sweetwater, Monre Co. Tenn.
Sample sent free on receipt of a three cent
Jnne 14 1877 40 4.
The State of South Carolina,
County of Pickons.
IN COURT COMMON PLEAS.
Frank Hammond Plaintiff, against W. S .
Summons for Money Demand. ( Corn,
plaint not Served).
TO W. S. Williams, Defendant in2 this action.
Y OU are hereby summoned and required
to ans*er 'the complaint in this action,
which is filed in the office of the Clerk
of the Court of Common Pleas for said county,
and to serve a copy of your answer on the
subscribers at their office, at Pickens C, U.,
within twenty dayb after the service of this
summons on you, exclusive of the day of
If you fail to answor thuis complaint within
the time aforesaid, the plaintiff will take judg
ment against you for the sum of Six Hun..
dred and Twenty four 94-100 Dollars, with
interest at the rate of 7 per cent per annum,
from the 15th day of May, one thousand
aight hundred and seventy seven and costs.
Dated Plokens, May 16th, 1877.
COTIHRAN, HIOLCOD & CHILD.
SIMPSON & MOORE,
To w. s. Williams, D)efendant:
Take notice, that the summons and com
plaint in this action was filed in the office of
the Clerk ofthe Cout-t for i'ickens County,
m the 10th day of May 1877.
DOTHIRAN, IIOLCOMBlE & CHILID.
SIMPSON & MOOR E,
Plaint itf's A tt orneys..
May 24, 1877 :n7
HAGOOD & ALEXANDEIR HAVE
this day associated with them
Mr. J. FRANK FOLGBR,
as a third partnor, and
will ontinue the mers
under the name
THEY RESPECTFULLY ASK
the continued patronage of their
friends, and rQquest all to
give them a call be,
fore buying, as
5 AT "HIAaDIM f " lhns
Parties indebted to HAGOOD & AL4
EXANDEI on accounts,
muist closo them by cash,
barter or note, as *
their old busi
noess must be
June 7,1877 39
0. P. RUNION & DRo.'g
IS THE PLACE FOR
A WELL ASSORTED STOCK OF
BOOTS AND SIIOES.
Always a good STOCK of FAMILY GRO..
CE RIES on hand.
Remember we sell strictly for CASH and
BA RTER, which enables us to 8011 at much
closer prices. Bave your money by spending
it with ua.
C. P. RUNION & BRO.,
Easley Station, 8. C.
June 14, 1877 40 8
EXA1YIA TION NOTICE. A
T HE County Board of Examiners will hold a
mhectinig in the office of the School Com-,.
mnissionier oni FRiDAY and SATURDAY, the
29t,h and 30th~ instanlt, to examine Teachers.
for this County. Teachers who zect to
teach in Pickensvile. SalubrtA arvin.
Easley and Pickens C. HI. Township, to be
examined on Friday, and those for the' other
Townships on Saturday, together with those
for tho County at largo. Examinations to
commenee -at 8.30 A. M. each day. Lot all
be present in time. By order of the Board.
G. W- SINGLETON,
Juno 14, 1877 40 2
The State of South Carolina
COUNTY OF PICKENs.
B.y W. (I. Field, Judge of Probate.
Whereas, L. Ross Eaton, has made suit to
me to grant hnim Letters of Administration,
upon the Estate and Effects of Joe. C. Eaton,
The kindred and creditors of the said
Jos. C. Eaton, deceased, are therefore cited
to be and appear before me, In the Court of
Probate, to be holden at Plokens 0. II., on
Friday, the 22d day of June, inst., at 11
o'clock, a. in., to show cause, if any they
have, why the said administration should not 4
Given under my hand and seal this, the
3d day of June A. D)., 1877,
W. 0. FIELD, J.w.r.o.
June 7, 1877 89 - -2
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY OF PICKENS.
Bix W. 0. FIELD, PROBATE JUDGE.
W hereas, Thomas C. Martin has made
suit to me to grant him Letters of Ad..
ministration, with the Will annexed, upon
the Estate and Effects of Richard B. Baker,
The kindred and creditors of the said Rich
ard B. Baker, deceased, are therefore oited to
be and appear before me, in the Court of Pro,
bate, to be holden at Piokens C. HI., on Friday,
the 22d day of June, Instant, at 11 o'cloc,
a. m-', to shew cause, if any they have, why
the said adminisi.ration should not be grnted.
Given under my hand and seal thi, the 24
day of June, A. D. 1877.
June 7,1877 89 2
The State of South CIarolinR
IN TRIE PROBATE COURT
Mary A. Oats and Alonzo M. Folger, Admin-.
istrat or and A dministratrix of Rufus Oats,
deceased, against T. W. Russell, J. E.
Peoples, William McMahan et al.
PE'TIrlON FOR SAL.E OF REALe ~TE TO
PAY Dxsts. -
'7 hereas, the above named Plaintiff. have
VYfled a P'et.ition in this Ocout-aeking for
an order to sell certain Real Estate of Bufueg
Oat s deceased, to pay.debts. It is therefore,
on motiont by Blthe & Ansel, Attorneys for
Petitioners. Ordered that all and singulaw
the kindred and creditors of the said decesed
be and appear at a Court of Probate for said
County, to be holden at Piokens Court House
on the 28d day of' June, 1877, to show oaee
iftany, why the said order of sale should not
nations of this was offaend, but wh"
four dis i.tteo resuostodthe d j
tion Wtoe books 'f the kop. I
?ri*@Ing Company, wbich rai1s1ave
disolosed what was the real dbsld
a4ion for the delivery of those OertlA%
cates to tho Senators and other offl
Oials, Mr. Woodruff refused to produce
thom. This refumal justifies the in*
foronce that their production might
have criminated not only the Repub
licon PrintiniCompany, kt4he e.
cipient8 of the certificatec.
It is not easy, even witb the aid of
documents and records and willing
and truthful witnesses, to unearth
frauds which timo and idgenuity have
combined to cover, but doprived of
theso aids the investigation necessa
rily demands more timo than any
committoo could give it during the
session of the Legislature. No such
investigation can be successfully pros.,
ocuted except by constant and con.
tinued labor. Tbis has been impossi..
ble. The Senate has boon convened
at 1! o'clock each day, and during a
largo portion of the time has been
continued into tbe night, and, al
though your committee met daily,
their senatorial duties and their nee%
ossary attendance upon other com
mittees have prevented Mem from
sitting as a committee, except for but
two hours each day.
During this period, hower, they
have progressed with their investiga
tion suffliciently to be satisfied that
grave frauds and abusosfof the public
credit have been committed. The
testimony already taken before your
committee sufliciently demonstrates
this, but it does not in the opinion of
your committe include all who were
participants in the alleged fraud.
Your committee deem it proper to
state in reference to the orders signed
by Mr. Woodruff directing supplies
to be sent to the rosidences of Sena%
tors "Whittomoro and Nash," that
Mr. Woodruff produced the receipted
itemized accent of Mr. Symmer' s
signed by his bookkeeper, embracing
the articles of supplies said to hav'e
been sent to th~ese senators, with the
dates, and appears to have been paid
by AMr. WVoodruff out of his own pi
-Your committee are of the opinion
that if time is allowed for a full and
thorough examination of the financial
transactions of the past the guilty
parties can be reached aind punished.
Your committee therefore reccom
mond the adoption of the accompany,
img concurrent resolution.
All of which is respectfully submit
tcd. R. E. BOWEN, Chairman,
The concurrent resolution, which
thoe committee recommended the
adoption of, and which was adopted
by bo0th houses, provided for continus
ing the investigation by'a joint com
mittec of both houses.
Under the assignment of Chief
Justice Willard, Judge North'rop will
hold the Fall Term of Court for this
Oxford University will confer upon
Grant the degree of D. C. L-.; which
his enemies say means Darned Conti
Galveston, Texas, has had a *3,000,
GREEN VILLE, S. C.
A. K. SPEIGHTS, Proprietor.
M&BELLS IN THE ROOMS.
June 14, 1877 40
D EN I'IST RY.
TIE undersigned is located at Central, and
1Pis prepared at all times to dispatch work
with neatness. $p eclal attention to 8ETINGO
or RESETING ARTIFICIA L TEETH, either
temporary, partial or .permnent. Filling
done with neatness. All the materials corn.
monly used in filling,
OEO. BORLOUGHS1, Dentist.
June14, 1877 40 6mr
STATE OF SOUTH CAROCINA.
COUNTY oP PIOKENs.
BY W. 0. FIE.D, JUDGU oW PRODATD.
W hereas, W. H. Anderson, has applied to
me to grant him Letters .of Adminiu.
tration, upon the Estate and Effects of Mary*
The kindred and cr'editors of the said Mary
Anderson, deceased, are therefore cited to Le
and a ppear before me, in the Court of Vrobate
to be holden at Pickens C. II., on Saturday,
the 7th day of July next, at 11 o'clock, a. mn.,
to show cause, if any they have, why the said
administration shoud not be granteCd.
Gliven under my hand and seal this, the
17th day of' June A. D-, 1877.
W.0. FIELD, J.r.r.c.
Jume 21, 1877 A4l