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IS PURLISH1ED ZVERY THURsDAY.
D. F. MRADLET. 34itor.
PICKENS 0. 11., S. C.:
Thursday, January 17, 1878
The School Fund.
Under the provisions of the Con
sttittional Amendment, ratified by
1 ho Legislature before the recess, the
County Commissioners of each County
are required to levy a tax of two mills
on all the taxable property in the
County for free school porposes. The
total valuation of property in this
County is *1,340,665. Two mills on
this amount will raise $2,681.32. The
number of polls in the Ccunty is 1,973,
upon which one dollar each is asses
sed. This added to $2,681.32 will
give a school fund, for this County,
of $4,65.32. Upon this amount, of
courso, allowance must be made for
delinquento, and nulla bonns. For this
purpose we allow $154.82, which will
leave an actual fund, available for
11ree schools, of 84,500. This should,
if the School District Trustees do their
duty, run the schools about fivo
months; but if they undertake to es.
stablish a school at nearly every man's
door in their districts, as was the
caso in some of them last year, the
monty will be exhausted in a month
or two and nobody benofitted. Let
them locate, as the school law, eon
templates, just enough sebools to ac
commodato all in their District, (and
provido line echools whore it is no.
cessary) and no more. If they will
(10 this, 1uder our presort govern
ment, the free schools will be of con~
siderablo bonfit to everybody; but if
they continue in their careless, indif
forent way, locating a school at every
cross roads, or at every man's door
who desires it, and giving every teach
er a Achool who app)lies for it, the
money will be squandered as usual in
many cases heretofore, an-.I the school
hov will not be worth the paper it is
printed on. Let the Trustees do their
Raise your hate, ye veterans of the
Tlwelfth Brigade, and salute Majors
Brad ley and Lewis. G overnor ilamp
ton has commissioned HIon. D. F.
I radlecy Pay master General, and Capt.
J. J. Lewis Commissary General, of
t.he Twelfth Brigade, Third Division,
Voluntcer State Troops, with rank as
Major, on the Staff of Brigadier Gen
eral lU. R. Hemphill. General ilomp
bill is a young man, a lawyer by pro
fession, the senior editor of thc Abbe..
ville Medium. and at present a proni,
nent mcmber of the Legislature. His
ea:rnest efforte, racy peD, keen wit and
bit ter sarcasm had a telling effect du
ring the lato exciting canvass, and did
n.uich toward the redemption of our
munch loved State. Majors Bradley
and1 Lewis are also young men, theI
former the editor of this journal and
also a member of the Legislature.
H[is devotion to principle, earnest Ia
bors ini behalf of his State, sound judg
ment, strict integrity of character and
uncompromising hostility to Radical
rule, is too well known in this County
to) need comment. lie is now in Co%
umbia working earnestly for the in-.
terest of' his State. Major Lewis is
ou Cleik of Court, and a~ better or
>nore efficient one has never been el
*'eted to that office. A man with the
olibro to know his duty and the en,.
;rgy to do it. Unandsome, proud and
nudepenident, he will weur his new
lonors with dignity and grace, and
will make a brilliant and dashing offi
eer. A brilliant trio and worthy
representatives of young Carolina.
W e fool justified in making the above
2oiments on the character of Major
Bra~dley, as ho is absent and in no way
responsible for the appearance of this
T Ar AANuUs--A brightan
E prightly little journal for children,
:ia blished at A tlanta Ga., has been re..
seived and p)laced upon our exchange
:1st. The fair editor, Miss Annie Ma-.
ria Barnes, wh om we have had the
pleasure of meeting, is an accomplish
ed young lady, full of pluck and en.
iirgy, thoroughly devoted 1o her en%
torpriso with a determination to make
it a success. The price of the paper
ai only 75 cents a year, and we are
sure that5parents cannot invest that
amourit-of.money to more advantage
than to subsoribe for the.Acanthus for
thme use of their children. .Address,
T h~e A can t u Atlan ta.. Ga.
Chsmberlain and Corbia. -
It is reported that warrants bave
been issoed for ex Gov. Chamberlain
and ex-Financial Agent Ximpton, and
that requisitions for th'ir rendition
will be made upon the Governor of
Now York at an early day. It is
said that Chamberlain and Scott,
members of the financial board, hy'.
pothecated, through finaneial agent
Kimpton, upwards of $3,000,000 in
conversion bonds, and not one dollar
of this large sum was ever turned
into the State Treasury. The Inves
tigating Committee is also after Cor
bin with a sharp stick. He used some.
thing over thirty thousand dollais
of the peoples money to buy a seat in
the United States Senate. Lord! but
wouldn't we'be happy to see Cham
berlain and his vade mecum in corrup
tion, Corbin, furnished a uniform by
the State, and quarters free of rent
on the banks of the beautiful Conga
ree. Chamberlain, who robbed the
State, and afterwards traduced, slan,
dored and oppressed our people; Cor.
bin, his willing instrument who, as
United States District Attorney, used
hii official position to persecute our
citizens and turned the law, which is
intended to secure the people in the
enjoyment of life, liberty and piop.
erty, into an engine of oppression-to
see these in the Penitentiary is a "con
summation devoutly to be wished,"
rnd daily do we pray that we may
live to see it.
The Usury Law.
As our readers are all, directly or
indirectly interested in the usury law,
we publish i. below for their infor
mation. Proserve the paper, or cut
the law out and paste on the inside of
the cover of some book where it will
be preserved and easily referred to.
An Act to regulate the rate of interest
on all contracts arising in this
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate
aind House of Representatives of the
State of South Carolina, now met and
sitting in General Assembly, and by
the authority of the samie, That from
aind after the passage of this act, no
grater rate of interest than seven (7)
per centum per annum shall be charg..
od, taken, agreed upon or allowed
upon any contract arising in thui&
State for the hiring, lending or use of
mneny or' other commodity.
Sec. 2. That no person or corpora
Lion lending or advancing mouney or
fther commodity up)on a greater ateI
t interest than is provided for' in
section 1 of this act shall1 be allowed
to recover, in any court of' this Ntate,
any portion of' the interest so uinlaw
fully charged, and that the principal
sum, armount or value so let or ad..
vanced, without any interest, shall be
loemed and taken by the courts of'
~his State to be the true legal debts
r measure of damages, to all intents
md purposes whatsoever, to be re.,
sovered without costs.
-Sec. 8. That all acts and parts of
1ct8 inconsistent with this aet be, and
he same are hereby, repealed&
A pproved December 20, 1877.
Tihe Constitution and laws of this
state, provides for the election of Con..
tables, and requires them to give a
>ond. This has never been done, and
he consequence is that at times some
rery irresponsible person, acting as
sonstable, h1as to transact for others j
ome important busineas. Let the I
aw be enforced. Require constablest
o give bonds.
Tile Supreme Court of the Unit e-l
states, in t,he case of Benson vs. Do'.
loin, hlolds the Civil Rights Bill of'
Louisiana void, as interfering with tile
sommerce between the States, and a
natter wholly within tile jurisdiction
The Defendant in this case is the
>wner of a steamer thlat plies between
New Orleans and Vicksburg. The
Plaintiff is a colored woman, who had
acen refused passage in thle steamer,
and brought ani action of damages
under the Civil Rlight.s Bill.
Hlon. George HI. Pendleton, of' Ohio,I
bas been nominated by a Democratic J
cauena of the State Legislature for1
United Etates Senator. Ho will make
a good one.
WELTJ DONEl ILLIAMs8URG.---The]
election for county officers of Wils
liamsburg Count,y took place on the
Bth instant, and resulted in the eloce.
Lion of the whole Democratic ticket.
Bome of the Radical .negroes, on the
day of election, put two of their color
in nomination for County Comnmis
sioners, but tbey did not show much
Iree 80hools. -
ED. SENTINEL-Pursuant to a call
of Llie County School Commissioner,
a meeting of the County Board of
Examinors and the tiustees of free
schools was held to-day (12th) in the
School Commissioners office; all the
townships, except Pickensville, being
represented. The following resolu
tions were adopted.
1st. That the schools open on the
first Monday in February, or open
and close at the discretion of the trus
toes in each township.
2d. That, prior to the opening of
the schools the trustees shall hold a
meeting aid select their teachers.
3d. That ordinarily the schools
should not be nearer to each other
than four miles.
4th. That teachers be requested to
teach all the school days in each
month, and that the schooli bo in ses,
sion six hours in ench day, except du
ring the months of May, June, July
and August, when they shall be in
session eght hours per day, exclusive
of recess and intermissions.
5th. That the teachers be paid ac
cording to grade, $25 fbr first, $20 for
second and $15 Jor third grade per
6th. That the employers be request
ed to furniih each school house with a
blackboard for the use of the school.
7th. That the Board (f Examiners
for the County meet on Wednesday,
23d inst, to examine teIchers.
8th. That the above be handed to
the Editor of TIE PICKENS SENTINEL,
with the request to publish for the
information of the public.
GEo. W. SINOLETON.
Chairman and Sec.
TIE REVENuE RAID.-A thorough
investigation of the facts of the recent
arrests by Revenue officers, nnd the
release of tho prisoners, in Union
county. has been ordered by Governor
Hampton, and, as soon as thn report
of the otlicer having the mattr in
chairgo is received, the Gove'r-or wvili
take such action as is proper anid the
whole of the corresp)ondenlce, on the
subject, will be made public. TreI* is
no doubt that the State anuthoriiesa,
upon ascertaining the facts, will tahe
such steps as will b)1iig to accour.t any
pei~ron who shall be founid to have vi
olated thle law.
Mesmi~. Moody and S:ankey began
ai cou rse oft rev ivalI meet ings last Sun
:lay at Hartford, Connecticutf, with
bree "eetinge. T1he b)uih(ling seats
1,000, and w'as tilled cach timue. T1wo
>r three thousand were unable to get
n. Tfhe meetings will be continued
hrouighout the month.
GoDEY's LAD)Y's BooK.--Thte Janu
iry number of this beautiful and vatl
iablc Magazine is again before us, res~
>Iete, as usual, with choice read ing
nlatter, besides the latest fashions.
3rice $3.00. A dd ress, God ey's Lady's
look Publishing Co., N. E. Corner
sixth and Chestnut Streets, Pbiladec
The Ninety-Six Guardian favors a
jonstitutional Convention. We agree
vith the Guardian that~ our Constitu
ion needs revising; but the question
s, has the time arrived yet for the
ailing of a convention?
Senator Sargent has introduced a
oin t resolution in (X.ngress, proposng
16th amendment to the Constitu,.
ion, allowing women the right to
Lists of' Patents dated December
.8, 1877, issued to residents of the
states named below. Reported by
). E. Foster, Patent A ttorney, 509,
't.h street, W ashington, D). C.
C. Domschko, Austin, Texas; plow
and cultivator; M. T. Skinner, WVhite
look, Texas, Cotton cultivator, &c.;
l'. G. Bass, Pittsburg, Texas, single
,res; S. N. Camp, F'orkville, La.,
:otton chopper; C. Lester, New Or
eans, La., opening bale t.ie; C. C.
3raden & 0. T. Wheeler, Bedford,
Ky., cultivator; H. W. Thomson, Ky.,
orse collar and hamne; C. W. Ilolden,
~lore nce, A la., veh icle wheels; 2D. WV.
ronnings, Charleston, S. C., m'fg
Patents dated December 25, 1877:
W. W. Lites, Roanoke, Ala., book
>ats; A. E. McConnel, Now Orleans,
[ma.; honey combes; C. Dornschke
Austin, Toxas, cotton planters; J.
iothard, Bainbridgo, Ky., water
wheels; HI. B. Bark, Dallas, Texas,
luid vents; J. Wells, Wilmington, N.
J., tanning leatber; Same, same, same,
kiets & Mador, New Orleans, La., mos
juito net frames; 3. Hastmenn, Lou
sville, Ky., swivel plows; J. Granor,
biew Orhkana La. c.tiva,..
WASHINGTON, Jam 11, 1878.
The break in the routine of Depart,
Ment. work, caused by the ffoli4ays,
has clcsed, and bYsiness agai" asubes
its ironted channels. Receptions do
not commence hero until after Christ.
mas and the long pent-up restraint
of belles and beaux makes everybody
now on the qui-vive for Germans.
Kettle drums, ten parties and balls,
and until lent everything will be
drawn into tho festive whirlpool of
gayety and fashion. One of the lead%
or8 in fashionab o circles is Mrs. Kate
Chase Sprague, a daughter of the late
Chief Justice and wife of ex-Sonator
Sprague. She has for years held the
undisputed title of the most beautiful
woman at the Capital. Hero, where
she is best known, the romanceo of her
life is often told. She was a reckless,
amb*tious girl, and the ideal and bold
purpose of her life was to have hor
father President. Just before the
nominating in 1860, Fhe-as the ma
tron of her father's houoe, although
but eighteen-gave a grand party and
used her most fascinating endeavors
in presenting the claims of her father;
but of course the work was idle. Sho
has lately returned from Europe, and
this winter will reside at 'Edgewood,'
her fatheCr's ld mansion, about two
miles from the city.
Donn Piatt, of the Sunday Capital,
has postponed tho execution of his
suggesLion made on inauguration day
last MarbC, that Pres,dent Ia*ves
sliultI be assassiinated ifhe attenipLted
to take his seat. iIe was presei t., as
an invited (uest,at the silver Wedding
of the Pres)dent the other evening.
Verily , the lamb and the lion have
laid down together-coffvc, not pitols,
Alonzo Bull, Assistant Secretary of
tho Interior, is to Ilecture here if) a
few days on "lUiman possibilities."
alost e:verybody as-ks whet her anyioneC
eve'r thought before hits apphoinitmet
that, ii, w~as a human po'ssibIhty 1or
him to gain so high piositioni.
Gov. Packatrt, hiavinig failed to get
satikfaction out of thte Ad dmin ist1ration,
hais accepted the hospitality of the
Wh iite llouse. le is bounmd to miake
the price of his hotel bill, if niotingq
else, tut of lhe Govenmet..
buiil t ais a1 memo lCr ial of0 an only dIaugh t
er of W. W. C'orcoran, of tis (ity, for
the reception <.f amged andl Iitrm
hldies, 'was thle sVcnO of a bi ili ant re
copt ion on is seventy- n ith irthi day.
h i,s instituitioni and( the Arit. Giallery
are examples of ithe wvisdom of men of
wealthi becomingl their own) executors
in nmaking erfectual their phillanthro
A new ebange in the p)resenit politi
eni system is pro)posed,( anld the adv ~o
cates of thle mieasure assert t hat thio
President will cm body a heairty re.
commendation of it in his forthcoming
message to Congress. Tihe p)lan is
Sthat hereafter' the various Cabinot off
cers shall1 be entitled to tihe privileges
of the Ilouse and Senate to the extent
of speaking upon albills and mens,
ures relative to their departments,
that they shall have the right to make
suggestiouns, and offer amend ments,
and thus be brought into closer rela
tions withl Congress. TIhe oppon!ents
of the measure say that thlis, if passed,
will be ruinous, from1 the faict that it
will lead to tile formation of an "p
poilnment poo01," which will be death
to the already sickly civil service.
The President wilt riot approve thle
silver bill until it lim'its the legal ten
der capacity of thecsilver dollar'. This
is cold comfort to thousands oftsuffers
ing peop)le. A dollar so debased as to
be inadequate to pay debts iE a coun
tcrfeit, anid whether made by ,he
Government or the rascal makes but
little differene, except that in the tat
ter case the counterfeiter is furnished
witht ample opportunity for reflection
in his retirement in the Penitentiary.
The bondholders are making every
effort to protect themselves in any
legislation that may ho had $10,000
in gold, in 1863, purchased $25,000 in
currency, which paid into the rrea,
ury bought $25,000 worth of bonds,
upon which every six months $750
lhas been pain in gold as int erest,
amounting to $21,750. Tile bond
having matured, the bond holder now
takes $25,000 in gold, whiichl,added to
the in terest herwetof ore received, makes
$45,750 as the result of an investment
of $10,000 in gold in 1868. FAx.
Mr. Wim. Henry Trescot, of South
Carolina, is mentioned very promin
ently in connection with the vacant
judgeship of the United States Court
S V B O F U L A.
VEGSTINE will eradicate from the syptem
every taint of Scrofala and Scrofulous Ifimor
It has permanently cured thousands in Bos
ton and vicinity who had been long and pain.
Cancer, Cancerous Humor.
The marvellous effect of VEOETINI in case
of Cancer and Cancerous Humor challenges
the most profound attention of the medical
faculty, many of whom are prescribing VE
GETINE to their patients.
VEETINE has never failed to cure the most
inflexible case of canker.
The VEIrrNE meets with wonderful suc
cess in the cure of this class of disease3.
Tetter, Salt Rheum, Scald Head, &c., will
certainly yield to the great alterative effects
VEaI:TINE has never failed to cure the most
inveterate case of Erysipelas.
Pimples and Humors on the Face.
Reason should teach us that a blotchy,
rotgh4or pimpled skTh depends entirely upon
an internal cause, and no outward applica
tion ran ever cure the defect. Vegetine is
the great blood purifier.
Tumors, TJlcers or Old Sores.
Are caused by an impure state of the blood.
Cleanse the blood thoroughly with Vegetine,
and these complaints will disappear.
For this complaint the only subs(antial
benefit can be obtained through the blood.
Vegetine is the great blood purifier.
VEErrTINi. does not act, as a cathartic to do
bilitate fle bowels, but cleanses all the or
gans, enabling each to perform the functions
devolving upon them.
VEGFTINE has restored thousands to health
who have beea long and painful sufferers.
If VEGETINE is taken regularly, according
to directions, a certain and speedy cure will
follow its use.
Faintness at the Stomach.
VLETINE is not a st imulating bitters which
creaes a fietitious appetite, but a gentle tonic
which assists nature to restore the stomach
to a healthy action.
VE:'Eis acts direct1y upon the causes of
these comupha ints. 1l. invignrat es sand st renv
ge.henis the whole system, aicts upon the se,
cret ive organs anid allays inflammrtation.
In this comin iit thle good effects of thle
Vi7rixx are realized immnedijately after
ctioineneinig to take it; ats debhity denotes
delleciency ot' thle bl ood, antd Veget inte acts
direct ly uponi thle blood.
H. R. STEVENS, Bloston Mtass.
VEGE i[NE is old by All D)raggistns.
Dec 20,. 1877 lt, .
ilhe Sid,aAe otSonith Casrolina
Whterea s, ECpra i r Gilstrianp, has madle suiit
o meii, to granot him) Let ters ot Adiist rat;on
f thle EKs tate nawl Eff ts of M1icaj:ahI A lex
Thes.~e are t herefore to cite and a'Imrtnishi
Il andl s igular tl h kid red an I creditors of
lhe sa id M . Alaix an der, deeaseil, thaiit t hey
e and( appear, before mte, in the C.,urt of
'rohnate, to be held ait Piekenas C. IH., on the
d diiy of Fel ruary nextt, after pusblicat ion
iereot, iat 11 o'cluck.jin the f'oienooni, to shiew
:tuie, if any they haive, why thle said admwin
siraiiiont shld not be giranited.
G iven utttnder imy Ihawl~ andl soal thiis, t he
7thI day of January A. 1)., 1878,
W. G. FI L D, J.I'.r.c.
Jan 11, '1878 I8 3
Eeowee Lodge, No. 79. A. F. M.
ATHlE REGULAR MONTHTLY MEET
ING OF KEOWEE LODGE, No. 79,
VA.-. F.-. M.-. will take place on thie
)N SArutnnay ON OR nTEFoRE THtP FULL MOON
N EActn MoN'Tr. The attendance of all the
nembers is earnestly requmested.
R. A. CH ILD, WV. M.
W. T. I'OWEN, Secretary.
N OTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMEINT.
Notice is hereby given to tall parties
nterested, thant I will apply to WV. G. Field,
Itndge Probate for Pickens County, for leave
o make a Final Settlement of the Estate of
Win. Manley, dlCeeasedl, on Tuesday, 5tht
lay of February n3xt, and ask to be dis
8. W. CLAYTON, Adm'r.
Jan 3, 1878 17 5t
~TOTICE OF FIN A L SETTLEM ENT.
.iNNotic e is hereby given to all parties
nterested, t at I will apply to - W. (1. Field,
Judge Probate for Pickens County, for leave
o muake a Final Settlement of the Estate of
Mary Lathiem, deceased, on Tuesday, 5th
lay of February next, and ask to be dis
J. S. LA TIIEM, Adm'r.
Jan 3, 1878, 17 5t
NTOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
.Not ice is hereby given to parties infer.
estedl, that I will apply to WV. 0. Field, Judge
L'robate for Pickens County, for heave to
rnake a Final Pettlemen't of the Estate of
John McKinney, deceased, on Tuesday, 6;th
:lay of Februnary next, andl ask to be dis
ELIZABETH McKINNEY, Adm'x.
Jan 3, 1878 17 6
1o All Whomx These Pres
cnts May Concerni.
A.. LL persons indebted in the Clerk's Office
fo ecording, must conme and pay for
heir DEEDIS and take them out of thte
>tilce. Alter this date no Deeds or other
Papers.will be Recorded, unless the fees
are Paid in A dvance.
J. J. LEWIS, c.c ..
Jan 3, 1878 17 2m
ANotice to Fiduciaries,
LL~ Administrators, Executors, Gnar .
Adians, and other Fiduciaries who by
law aerequired tomake their runsto
he Judge of Probate, are hereby not ified to
ho so during the month of January, or (lie
enalties of the law will be enforced.
W. G. FIELD,
Judge of Probate.
Jant 1A 187 18.
11HE hirs and :-str1bute&- f Is AAC AN,
.DERIJON, d"eased, ar ereby notified
o be andappear, fore W. Field, Judge
of Pcobate for Pie ens Co on Friday,
he 2d duW of Febfuary, I , to render fa
heir advateements from th6^said Isaao An.
lersonj with a view of a Final Settlement of
he Estate of the said Isaac Andersou, do.
IV. 11. ANDERSON, Execulor.
Jan 17, 1878 49 8
I8 hereby given, that thirty days from date,
we will apply to the Clelk of the Court
ror Pickens County, for a charter to Incor
pora te Cold Spring Church.
HENRY LAWR NCE,
Jan 17, 1878 19 4
BY virtue of a mandamus issued out of the
United States-Court, for' the collection
)f a tax to pay the Judgmont obtained
igainst the County on the Railroad Bonds in
I will commence the collection of the taX
)nl Monday, 21st. instant, and will continue
intil Saturday, 2d F4bruary After that date
he executions against the people. turned
)ver to me by my predec9sor, will be inforced.
W. R. BERRY, Countty Treasurer.
Jan 47, 1878 10 8
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