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D. 1. BRADI4EY. Etr.
910KEN5 U., 1., S. C.:
Thursday, February 21, 1878.
Air Line Rafiroad.
Tho.bonds of this County, in aid of
the constrution of the Air Line Rail
road, were voted and issued under
the impression that the track and all
other property of the Ro$d would be
taxed under the laws of the State, and
would, thereby, contribute largely to.
wards the payment &t the interest on
the bonds. After the bonds had been
Issued, the State called upon the Road
for its 4axes, and it refused to pay,
claiming exemption under its charter
for a period of thirty-six years. The
Case went before- Judge Bond and he
decided in favor of the Railrmad. The
State appealed to the Spreme Court
of the United States, ard there the
case has been pending ever since. It
is the opinion of well informed law
years that the State will gain the
suit, and the'Road will beompelled
to pay its.taxes. The Supreme Court
in some Railroad case has alroady do..
cided that where a corporation had
been exempted from taxation, such
exemption was not a franchise that
could be transiered in the sul of the
Road, and when sold and the properly
of the second proprietor, it became
liable to taxation. This decision cov
ora the case of the Air Line Railroa'.
exactly, and there is scarcely any
doubt but what- th3 Supreme Court
will decide promptly, when the case
is reached, that the Roarl is liable
(having been sold to the second party)
and must pay its State and County
taxes. But the impression, somehow
or other, has gone out amongst our
poople that sub)sequent to the bring,
ing of this suit by th~e .State against
the Railroad, the Radical Legislature
of 1876, passed an Act w hich enabled
the Road to transfer in its sale the
right of exemption from taxation.
This impression is made, we are in
formed by the reading of Sction 2, of
the Act, which is as followvs:
"SEC. 2. Such corporation shall pos
sees all the powers, ights, immunities,
privilges-wnd franchises in respct to
such Rairoad, or the p)art thereof' in,
cluded in such certificate, and in res,
pedit to the real' and personal property
appertaining to the same, which were
possessed or enjoyed by the corpora
tion which owned or hold such Rail
road previous to such sale under or by
virtue of its charter, and any anend,
ments thereto, and of other laws of'
this State or the laws of any other
State in which any part of suchi ltailk
road may have been situated, not ins
consistent with the laws of this State."
By the reading of this section alone
it does really appear that the inten
tion of the Legisliture wvas to warrar.t
parties purchasing raih oads, exempt
ed in their charter from taxation, the
right to evade this decision of the Su%
premo Cburt, and to permit them to
enjoy the privilege Lf exemption from
taxation. But such is niot the case.
If they '.will only read the second pro
vise of Section 5 of the same act, (the
title is, "an act to enable the p)urchas,.
ers of railroads to form corporations,
and to exercise corporate powers, and
to define thieir rights, powers and
privileges," approved Mareh 24, 1876,)
they will perceive that the right of'
exemption from taxation 'Is positively
forbidden. The proviso reads as fol
lows: "And provided lurther: That
such Railroad shall not be exempted
from taxation, and that such agrcee
mnent for consolidation shall contain
no provision in conflict with the pro,.
visions of this act, or whicir shall ex
empt such Railroad, so far as it lies in
this State; from the operation of' the
laws of this State." ' he provis~o is
plain and positive; and under no pos
sible consti nction of the act could the
Railroad be exempt from taxation.
* In connection with this subject, it
may not be amiss to state that RQp.
resentative D. F. Bradley has intros
duced and referred to the Judiciary
Committee the following bill:
Szo. 1. Thbat section 2 of an act, en
titled "an act to enable the purchas
ers of' Railroads to form corporations,
and exercise corporate powers, and to
deAle their rights, powers and privi,.
loge.," approved March 24, 1876, so
* far as it relates to the exemption of
the Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line
Railway Cornp any from taxation be,
and the ame is hereby, repealed.
8zo. 2. That, fiom and siler the
passage of this act, the property of
the A tlanta and Charlotte Air,Line
ltway (.omnpany shall be assessed in
b# amo manner,,and the said cor
enq shRil pay each Laxes at such
aw pew heid gy ether Railh
I ~ .,4~:
~ ~ I
road corporations within this State
lable to taxation."
The intnt ion of the introdootion, of
this bill was to have the Judiciary
Committee of the House to invQsti,
gate all the law under wbich 'the
Road claims exemption from taxation,
and report, if necessary, such legisla
tion as yill compel the Road to pay
Mr. Bradley was satisfied that the
Road could not claim exemption un
der the provisions of this act, but his
object was, as above stated, to have
the Judiciary Committee to investi,
gate all the law on the subject. In
our opinion the people may rest as
sured that the Rai:road will have to
pay its taxes as soon as the case is
heard by the Supreme Court.
Election of Judges.
On Thursday, 14th instant, a joint
ballot was had by the General As
sembly for the election of Judges,
which resulted as follows: 1st Cir
cuit, B. C. Pressley; 2d Circuit, A. P
Aldrich; 3d Circuit, A. J. Shaw; 4th
Circuit, J. C. HuJson; 6th Circuit, T.
J. Mackey; 8th Circuit, Thomas
It will be seen from the above that
only two of the six ousted Judges
weie re-elected, to wit: A. J. Shaw
tind T. J. Mackey. Mackey has been
a Republican, but in. the last cam
paign fought with might and main for
Hampton and his ticket. To his work
,nd influence we are greatly indebted
or our success in the last campaign.
Judge Cooke was defeated. lie
iIso did hurculcan vork ir. the last
,ampaign for Hampton and ticket, but
Iis opponent, Col. Thomas Thomson,
f Abbeville, was two strong for him.
Col. Thomson is one among the
first lawyers of the State, an accom
plished and polite gentleman, deeply
versed in legal lore, of a quick und
discriminating mind, he will make an
excellent Judge -and will add much
towards restoring the .Tudiciary of' the
State to that high standard, (pr pu,
rity and learning, it enjoyed before
the war. The Legislature has done
well and the peopIO of the Eighth
Cir'cuit take pride in pointing to Col.
Thos. Thomson as their Judge.
Judge Mackey will hold Court at
this place on the 3d Monday in March.
Hon. A. P. Aldrich.
When law was dethroned in South
Carolina and military force dictureod
what should, and what should not be
done, Ju~dge Aldrich threw off the
ermine and retired to private life. It
was a noble and manly protest, aind
the good people of this State ill re-.
joice at the action of tho Democratic
Caucus in nomninaiting hiin for the
position,' which he bonorably held
and honor ably resigned.
Judge Shaw has met at the hands
of the Dcmnocrat.ic Caucus a fitting
recogn)ition of his honest, earnest and
able work on the bench. With such
men ats himself, those mjow on the
bench' and the other gentlemen, who
have been nominated, wearing the
ermine, the bench of South Carolina
will again becomo what it formerly
was, an honor to our Stato. and a
sourco of pride to our peoplo.
The Governor has appointed John
Rt. Gosset.t, Trial Justice for Pickens
ville township, vice IT. WV. Russell res
signed; J. B. Sutherland, for Daceus
villo township, vice B. F. Morgan do.
ylined and M. A. Bloggs, for Salubrity
township, vice J. RI. JHolcombe re,
anoved from the State.
The President told a congiossional
3aller the other day, that lhe consid
red Wade Hampton the fairest man
n South Carolina. lie had allowed
be negroes to organize military comi.
panies, and had appointed them to
usticeshtips of the peace and other
local offices. The President said that,
although the Republicans generally
did not, believe it, he was convinced
that Hampton was doing his best,
and trying to do the fair thing.
The National debt, and Federal tax
ation in consequence thereof, rasp the
spinpi column bad enoag; but it is the
State, county and municipal taxes
that, crowd the peoplo to the ragged
edge of despair and make them feel
that It would -have been bettor if they
had been carried off with the whoop.
ing cough In their inf'anoy.-Cinin,
-Kellogg, of Louisiana, says that the
820,000 he botrowed In November,
1870, put Uayes into the White
At It Again.
Spoights', who used to run a first.
rate strAlghtout paper up in Green
y10le, and who afterwarde become a
inost hospitable bdniface, findle it im.
possible, to keep out, of the fourth
estate. He has therefore concluded
to jump into tho arena again, and,edit
a daily and weekly paper. This new
arrangement of our former contem
poray wiil not interfere with his pre
ent occupution as "mine host," as he
proposes to keep both machines run.
ning at one and the same tine. Every
body who knows Speights knowt of
his ability to keep two or three irons
hot all at once, and there is, therefore,
little doubt that he will be a success
in his new enterprise.-Register.
Gen. J. D. Kennedy hm' been clecu
ted Chairman of the Democratic Ex
ecuLive Committee, vice A. C. Has,
k'ell resigned. The committee urges
the immediate re-organization of the
Democratic clubs throughout the
.BniTFII OFFICEUs SUMMONED 11OM3E
-A telegram from Richmond Va.,
says: "Maj. C. E. Norton, cf the En
glish army, who has been on a visit to
friends in one of tho lower counties of
this State, has to-night receivnd a tel
egram from the commandant of his re
ginent, informing him that all leaves
of absence granted officers of that.
army had been rescinded, and that
they were ordered to return to their
comii-nands at once. The officer W1ks
dizected to report to his regiment
without an hours delay."
ST. Louis, February 13.-A deputy
United States marsL.nl has visited
Scotia nd County and served on the
.county judges seven alternative writs
of mandamus, commanding thetn to
appear beforo the United States Cir
cuit Court in St."Louis on the third
Monday in March next, anId show
cause whby they should not be corn
marided to levy a tax to pay judg,
mnents against the county on its rail
road hands. The judgments in these
sev en enses anrount to $30,000. Simi
lar proceedings are pending against
other coun'ties which 'have defaiulted
in the interest of their railroad bonds.
Lists of Patents dated January
15, 1878, issued to residecnts of the
Stateos named below JReported by
C. E. F~oster, Patent A ttorniey, 509,
7th street, WV ashington, D. C.
J. T1. Wright, Columbn ia, Ten n , s'eed
drcppers'; W. V. and D). J. D)evault,
Johnson city, Tenn., straw cutter; 8.
H. Jenkins, Nashville Tenn., punches
for metal; J. D. Thomas, Ft. Worth,
Te'x., jail cells; J. C. llandall,'Sulpher
Lenard, Waco, Tex., bale Lies; An
drows and Ed wards, Gaiinesville, TVex.,
bale tics; G. A. WVells, Hopkinisville,
Ky., writing inks; S. J. Chapman,
Charleston, S. C., bale ties; R M.
Stewart, Amnericus Ga., turbine water
whecel; D. P. Ferguson, Jonesborough,
Ga., plows; A. Vewson, Valdosta, Ga.,
plows; J. A. Hit,ter, Jr., St.- Martins
ville, La., letter punch; G. Bull and
L. Cock, New Orleans, La., bale band
tightner; T. L. Jones, Natchez, Miss.,
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 15.-A leading
grain circular says that the -threates
fling political situation has strength
oned the wheat trade, and though
caution generally prevails prices are
somewhat dearer at most markets, as
well as for off coast and future ar-ri,
vals. Maize is looking up slightly.
ST. PETERsBUnO, Feb. 15.-The
Agence Russe says that aill the news
papers point out that the British fleet
has entered the .Dardanelles in) spite
of the Sultan's p)rotest, and is conse..
quently violating the Treat,y of Paris
LoNDON, Feb. 13.-The London cor
respondent of the Liverpoool papers
state that a portion of the militia,will
soon ,be called out, and that two cor
vettes now in American waters have
been ordered tojoin the Mediterranean
CONsTANTINOPLZ, Feb. 18.-The or-,
dinary telegraphic routes have been
Hostilities have been renewed in
The Black Sea blockade has been
raised; and many ships are going
there for grain.
Representative John S.. Verne, of
Oconee, has boon appointed Inspector
General on the staff of' his Excellency
the Governot, with the rank of Colo,~
Our present Le'gislature* will be
krown to history as the most rmark
a4lo body of lawmakers the State has
4ver had. It has done more goo-.
servico; to the Stato and received more
low, ditty abuse than any of its pre.
decessore. even during the corrupt
rule of the carpet-bagger. Right in
the midst of a revolution without par.
allel in American history and fraught
with perile the most imminent and
deadly, with everything doesperate
and disheartening to contend against,
the Legislature has done its duty like
men. Mistakes have boon made, no
one denies thais; but the real good of
the commonwealth .has been guarded
with jealous watchfulness and care.
Men must remember that the circum
stances by which the present Legis
lature has been surrounded have been
totally without a parnllel in this
State. Even if the Legislature has
committed errors, criticism and abuse
come with bad grace from,those nows
japers which woro regularly in the
hire of the radi(-al robbers and from
men who wanted office and didn't got
it. We do not desire to hide the
faults of our lawmitkors. When they
have completed their labors lot the
record be mado up and lot them stand
or fall by it.-Abbeville Medium.
Stanley Matthows seemi to have
lost his head over the Louisiana bus
iiess; he is quot- d with thinking Ben
Butler tho recipe Lr its cure.
Joeh Billings says I have seen young
men who i thought, waz too exempla
ry, they wiz so good they want good
for noth'ng else.
The Parent of Insomnia.
The parent of insomnia or wakefulness is
in nine cases out of ten a dyspeptic stomach.
Good digestion gives good sound sleep, indi
gestion interferes with it. The brain and
stomach sympathize. One of the prominent
symptoms of a weak state of the gastric or
gans is a disturbance of the great nerve en
trepot, the brain. Invigorate the itomnachi,
and you restore equilibrium to the great cen
tfe. A most'reliable medicine for the pur
pose is i!ostetter's Stomach Bitters, which is
far preferable to mineral sedatives and power
ful nacrot ics whic-h, thloughi they may for a
time oxert a soporific inftlucI(e upon t he
brain. soon cease to act, anid i nvariably in
!ure t he totne oif th'e st omnch. The litners,
on the cont rary', restore :act ivity io 1lie oper
at ions ot'that aill itmportanit organ, anid their
beneficent influence is reflec-fLI in sound
sleep anid ai tranuquil state of t lhe nervous sys
temn. A wlihlsme impetus is likewise girenm
to the action of the liver and bowels by its
Goods at Cost.
CONTEMPLATING A CIIANG E
in our business, we ofi'er our entite
BOOTS, SIIOES, UATS,
CA LICO ES, W ORSTE DS,
JEA NS, CASEM EIES, Notions, &c.,
at anid below costs. Come anid try
DEPARTMENT will be kept full and
complete, -and will be sold ats cheap as
such Goods can ho bought in any
other houso in Pickens. We will
have,in store, in a few days a heavy
WVhich we will sell at bottom figures
for the CASH, only.
JOHN T. GOSSETT & CO.
Easley, Fe b. 11, 1878. 24 2
-" COTTON S DR"
AND) THE NEVASSA GUANO
T.ilE KING AMONG
We are the Agents again this season for
the sale of the above named, unequaled F'ER
TILIZER. As some evidence of its popui
larity, we will state that 'we sold the last
season 86 tons of it to planters in Pickene
and Anderson, and all lias been paid for ex,
cept about one half ton, and in every instance
the purchasers expressedl themselves as high
ly pleased with, thre Manure, and their inten.
tion to purchase again this season.
The following certificate amongst. others
we have from prominent farmers in the
County will speak for itself.
PIcKENs COUWrY, S. C.,
Febr uary 8, 1878.
Mzsrsus J. T. GossuE''r & Co:
0 ent s: The Navassa Guano bought from you
last season, I was well pleased with. I used
It along side the Merimon Guano, and the
Nevassa yielded me two hundred pounds
seed Cotton per acre, more than the Meri-.
mon, and it was the Guano and not the ltand
that made the extra.yield. I cheerfully give
you this certificate, beoause I know the m)a.
nure is deserving of it. R espectfully,
E. F. ALLGOOD.
We give a Cotton option. Will delive,r
Guano eiLer at Easley or Liberty.
Persons in the neighborhood of Pickens,
wishing to purchase our Manure, will please
call on hI4r. WV. T. McFALL.
-J. T. 0OSSETT & Co.
Nasley. Feb. 11. 1878'. 21 2
aye a 0oton sician, "has no equal as a
bleod pustAer. l1tearing of its many won
derfpl #pes after all other-remedies had
faild, Vvi"ited the Laboratory, and eon
viseed alself of its senuine merit. It is
prepare4 from barks, woots, and herbs, each
of whiai l highlL effective, and they are
compounded ic such a manner as to produce
Is the great Blood Purifier.
Will cure the worst case of Scrofula.
Is recommended by physicians and apothe
Has effected some marvellous ctres in cases
Cures the worst cases of Canker.
Meets with wonderful success in Mercurial
Will eradicate Salt Rheum from the sys
Removes Pimples and Humors from the
Cares Constipation and regulates the bow.
Is a valuable remedy for Headache.
'Will cure Dyspepsia.
Restores the entire system to a healthy con.
Removes the cuse of Dizziness.
Relieves Faintness at the Stomack.
Cures Paines in the Back.
Effectually cures Kidney Complaint.
Is effective in its cure of Female Weak,
Is the great remedy for General Debility.
. -VEG ETIN *%
Iacknowledged by all classes of people to
be the best rand most reliable blood purifier
in the world.
H. R. STEVENS, Boston Nass.
VF.GETINE is Sold by All Druggists.
Jan 31.* 1878 21 4
B3Y permission or W. G. Field. Judge of
l'rohte for P'ickens County, I will sell
to the haighest bidder at the late residence of
R~obert. Oraig. deceased, on TIH U R$)A Y,
:38t h instant, the following described prop
erty, to wvit:
LO)f CORN AND FODDERl;
Lot of old Waigons;
Lrot of Cat tle:
Lot of Hogs;
Lot of Shee p:
Hohlocld anud Kitchen Furniture.
TE R MS C AS1.
A. RI. C RA10, A d'mr.
Feb 11, 1878 23 2
Keowee Lodge, No. 79. A. F. M.
STIHE REGULAR MONTIILY- MEET.
INO OF KEOWEE LODGE, No. 79,
A.-. F.-. M.-. will take place on
SATUIIDaY ,ON ORL DEFoRE THE~ FULL MOON
IN EACh 3MONTHI. The attendance of ,all the
members is earnestly requested.
R. A. CHILD, W. M.
WV. G. FIstn, Secretary.
I?TOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
.LNotice is h'ereby given, that I will ap..
.ply to W. G. Field, probate .Judge. for Pick.
ens County, to make a final settlement of
the/Estate of ALFRED MoCRARtY, deceased,
on the 23d day of March next, aind ask toebe
discharged as Administrator.
J. J. L EWIS, Adm'r.
. Feb 2l,1878 24 6
Alpersons having dlemands ngainst
the Estate of ROBERT'I CRATO. deceased,
are hereby notified to present them ,Jegally
attested; and thoe indebted to make pay
ment, either to me at my residence on Keo
wee, or to my Attorneys, Norton, Keith &
Hlollingsworth, at Pickens C. II., on or by
the 15th March next.
A. R. CRA IG, Adm'r.
Feb 14, 1878 23 4 .
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLI.MENT.
IN otice is hereby given to all persons in
terested, that -I will apply to I'. 0. Field,
J udge Probate for Pickens Cor.aty, for leave
to make a Final Settlement of the Estate of
Susan Cooley, deceased, on Tuesday, 26th
day of February next, and ask to be dis
eharged therefrom. -
W. G. COOLEY, Executor.
Jan 24, 1878 20 6
BI~Y pernrission of W. G Field, Judge of
UProbate, I will sell, for cash, to the
hilghest. bidder, at Pickens C. HI., 8. C., on
saleday in March next, -
All the NOTES and ACCOUNTS belonging
to thie Estate of J. M. MicFall, deceased, ap
appraised doubtful and worthless.
TERMS CASH. .a
W. T. MOFALL, Adm'r.
Feb 21, 1878 24 . 2
To All Wh'om These Pres
ents. M~ay Concern.
A LL persotns Indebted in the Clerk's Offie
for Recotding, must come and pay for
their DEEDS and take them out of the
offie. Alter this date no Deeds or other
Papers will be Reoorded, unless the fe
are PaiinAdvanoe. ~ EI,00?
JJ. J. L8781, ...
b a ,17 7 - 2
STATE' OF SOUTH 0AROLINA,
1i THE PROBATE. COURT.
BY virtue of an order to me direated b
W. G. Field, Judge of Prqbate., In am
for the County of Pickeas, bearin date Sia
January, 1878, I will sell to the hN .-est'bld.
der, on lst Monday in March nest, the ftot.
lowing LAND, to wit;
All that TRACT OF LAND, situate fi
Pickens County, South Carajina, on % branok
of Town Creek, adjoining lands of J. V. Ha
good, Mary Haynes and others, and bontalun
ing One Hundred and Forty six Acres, nors
or less. So!d as the proferty of Eligha
Kelley, djeeased, for partition.
TERMS: On a credit of twelve mnibs
purchaser to give bond and mortgage of emI
sea- The costs of partition and sale, and
papers cash on day of sale.
Feb 7, 1878 22 4
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY OF PIOKENS.
IN THE PROBATE COURT.
B Y virtue of an order in the above stated
case, to me directed, by W. 0. Field,
Judge Probate for the County and State afore
said, dated the 81st day of January. 1878, I
will sell to the highest bidder, on lst Mon.
day in March next, during the legal hours of
sale, at Pickens Court House, the following
LANDS, to wit: ,
All that TRACT OF LAND in Pickens
County, S. C., adjoining lands of Russell
Duke, Bunk Arter, and lands mortgaged by
Jackson Arter to It. E. Holcombe, and con.
4sining One Hundred and Thirty Acres, more
or less. Sold as the property of Jackson
Arter, deceased, for payineit of debts and
TERMS CASH-Purchaser to pay extra
JOAB MAULDIN, s.P.o.
Feb 7, 1878 22 4
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
BY virtue of sundry executiors, to me di.
rected, I will sell to the highest bidder,
at Pickens Court House, during the legal
hours of sale, on'first Monday in March next,
All of Alonso M. .Folger's interest, being
twothirdts interest in ail of that Plantation
or Tract of Land, containing Eighty Acres,
morehr less, lying in the State of 8. C,
and County of Pickens, on Town Creek, ad
joining lands of C. L. Hlollingsworth, William
Freemaun and others, on which is in goodi
running order, a Circular Saw Mill, 0rist,
Mill arnd Cotton Gin. Lovied on as the prop
erly ol' the said Alonzo M. Folger, at the
suits of S. D. Keith, .l. A. Grilin, et ai.. Ad
minist'rators, against A. Rl. M. Folger, Alonzo
M- Folger, et. al.
'l EBA.\S CASH-Purchaser -to pay extra
JOABD M AU LDIN, s.P.c.
Feb 7, 1878 224
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