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devotiod be points with pride to the
Oilpty sleeVo which dangles by b1e
side. and lie hero reiterates and as9
Luniem the responsibiity of what was
sintwd by the editor then in charge.
Mr. Hoffman goos on to say: "The
itory concerning. Mr. McKinvey is
COually fials, and as this gentleman
has 0 ady declared the statementa
untrue in. the presence of reliabletwit.
1ITee 1 will only mention this fact."
TIhe only inaccuracy contained in our
article about the McKinney aftair is,
we aro informed, (and the statement
comes from. Mr. McKinnoy himself)
1At thlic deprodatiobs were not com
mitted ;n his house, but at his moth
or's, n, the facts are even worse
thanl Fmated by us. Mr. McKinney
lives en his mother's plantation and
'vit~hi low hundred yards of her
howir' We vwero, it appears, mistakon
:4,o to e utrages being committed in
I. MAh'-nnoy's own house, but we
'tow si1ao, upon Mr. McKinney's own
authority, that ail the outrages, and
more t':., as stated by us, were oom
miLtto 9 his mother's house and up
on h-ir looperty (an old lady, aged 80
As to the statonont that the six
un.puty collectors under his charge
were tmeIected by Collector Brayton
and o;iially enjoined to perform
thoi" dt'tes with as much leniency
no th. i:orot of the service would
jim) , we have nothing to say. But
w bn ho makes the statoment that
thy had a United States Commis,
sner :1' ng, only for the purpoie of
W...bling porsons to obtain a release
on :rcund, irpropor bonds oould
bc( ;;ivn, the public entertains a dif.
% r-i opinion and would like to know,
i 11 . was really the caso, why every
p'a' . rosted by them were drag
jreoi tt> Court Houso in the County
in wl W1 hey were arrested before a
or - sas allowed then. .No, Mr.
n! 2i n. this statoment is "too thin."
K aLd said the Comnmissioner
a d along with his pocket full
arrantsI for. the. I5L purpose of
1 u . out whornever required to
public wvould believe, you
h- .le next statement of Mr.
u ,~ "that theo counties of .Pitk.
'conlce 1* hanot been molest
2 ~V Tnue ollicials for two years,'
:y, so far as the statement
tism Conty,~ it is ultterlI'
no longer thn last ycai
ao forc, supportoed by ni
lld-Jnited State.s soldiers comn
b by one Lieut. Miller, came
8i~'. lace from the mnountains~
~ral litizonsj of this County as
-and thireateoned to arrest, oi
streot of this town, and ear
~' ' Ka peaceable and unoffonding
~ ~'. mply because he refused tc
tw h foresnid Ljiout. Miller hih
* n impr1operly and insulting,
n y d :u '!od of him. Several other
ogW panrties have been in the Confi
v.'ti n the last two years, and ir
par e this statement we will only
voe o' the record kept by Mr.; J. La
2' i'i!Ity, the United States Commis.
iorur beu this County. It will bo ob
.'rd. ltht in the next statomen
'0w dosiro to call particular at,
tV~;OJ ~ this) Mr. Hoffman says ".
.. */every pjoint during raids, tk
, * i frequently subdivided, bu
ru. personal knowledge and carefu
ny?)! uwS I am convinced that no ille
* o iuman acL has been porpo.
frated." Of course Mr. Hoffman ha4
no personal knowledge of what wa
one b' t(ho force not immidiatel
underi hiH eyo, and as to those. "care
wul iq'ziies," - wo are satisfied, fron
tho ch~aator.of the men, (we refe
particularly to the deputy marshals
tho answer would be "that no illega
or inhuman acts" had been perpetra
ted. But as to this, unfortanately to
Mr. Hoffenan and "his meon,"~ the affi
dlavit an d statements of credible wit
noees aire against him.
Mr. H~offman further says: tTh<
odium attached to' former officiahe
somel of whom were recently indiotei
in the Pickens County Court, shoul<
not bo~ visited upon the present force.
WV . are perfectly aware that ther,
have beeht two distinct, as 've under
stand it, foce operating in this Coun
ty, the deputy collector's appointed bj
M4r. IBryton, and the deputy mar
shial ap ointed by Mr. Wallace, bul
it appen rs that the forces co-oporatet
toge.hev. and when Mr' Hoffman as,
sv ty in one sentence that "no illegal oi
miuhuma acts"' havo been perpetrated
ac know adges that certain-~ parties
were~ inlioted for the very gfrnses bc
anMe rt.s fro)1 1h18 "poerorial knowledge
and (enirful inquiries" wore not oom.
miterl, and asked that tho oimm..
tached should-not be visited upon his
force (and he ack'nowledges that they
were a part of it) he'simply stultihes
himself, and his whole defense is
sho~n up, In its. brazen falsity, and
must fall to the gtound.
We have always, through our col
uWDS and in private converstion, ad
vised our mountain fellow citizens to
let illicit distilling and traffio in whis
key alone ancpointed out to them the
hardships and punishment such a
course would inevitably bring upon
them, and'intend to .coftinue to dis.
courage all violations of the revenue
laws as far ao we possibly can; but at
the same timl we intend to pursue
with unrelenting vigor all revenue ofo
ficials. it matters not who they are,
whether they be carpet-baggers or
ex-Confoderate captains, who violate
the very laws they are sworn to exe
cute, and commit outrages on peace,
able citizens of this County, until they
are overtaken and punished for their
In conclueion, and i support. of all
we have charged, we here repulgisb
an extract from the presentment of
the Grand Jury of this County at the
recent term *of court held- at this
place. This presentment was unan
imously made by eighteen intelligent
and respeetable citizens of this County
and who reside in diferent metions,
a . majority of them entirely
away from th~e "illicit" section,
of the County. And we will bere add
that the report of the committee of
three Grand Jurors, appohrted by
Judge Mackey, when made, wIll like
ly cause a greater consternation in
the "revenue ranks" than any publia
ion yet made in the 8ENTINEL. The re
port of the Grand Jury bearing upon
thia subject is as follows:
"We have enquired into the out~
rages alleged to have been perpetrated
by the United States Revenue officers
and Deputy Marshals, on peaceablo
citizens of the Conty, whoAvcre not
chargeable with any off'enoso against
the laws. Wo have niot ha~desufilcient
time to prosegaute our invedtigation of
tis maztter to the exten)L which its ims
portance demands; but suffieient faicts
appel)ar to satisfy us, in addition to
those within the knowledge of many
of our members, that these offleors
have. for several years, committed
the grossest outrages upon the per-.
sons and property of miany of our law
abiding citizens, on the suore pretext
or suspicion, without any legal proof
whatever that they were in someo way
counected with the illicit distillationi
or saile of intoxicating liquors. They
have been seized unde'Ir their own
roofs or wvhile ploughing in their fields
arnd, without any warrant issued for
their arrest, have beerk manacled and
thbrown in to jaiil, whore, after rema:in
ing several 'dtays, thoy have been
released, on the ground thlat
there was no evidence aga~ist them.
These officersa have searched private
dwellings, both by day and at night,
without any seairch n~ arrant; and hatvn,
in several instanees, beaten, kicked
-and otherwise maltreated thc victims~
of. their lawless conduct, who progst,
agatmat the wnong thus done thorn.
These officers are generally Northern
men, ot the . lass known as "Carpet
Baggers,''of infamous character, but
have associated with them a few of
the lowest and most unprincipled per
sons of this community, whbo arc of
notoriously bad repute thiroughout
the. County. As our citizens have
heretofuoe appealed, in vain, to the
SCourts for justice against those offi
Scial wrong doers, whose conduct is
Srepugnant alike to law arnd civiliza,.
tion; theyj mu'st, ii the wrong is not
remodied, assort their rights as men,
- and as American citizens, by defends,
1 ing their lives and property with
w hoi own strong arms, against those
wodefy the law while pretending
r~ to be engaged in executing it,"
m The Pickens Democratic Club had an en.
r thusiastio meeting on last Saturday. The
club re-organized by the election of the fo1.
1 lowing officers: President, D. F. Bradley;
ist Vice President, W. T. Bowen; 2nd Vice
President, w. G. Field; Recording sad Cor
r tespondlng Secretary, G. W. Taylov; Trees-.
urer, W. T. McFall; Execntive Committee, R.
A. Child, 0. P. Field, J. J. Lewis, y. A. Grif
gn, 0. MI. Winoher; Committee on Reg1e
tration; Riley Simmon., R. A. Bowen, C. L.
Holinmgsworth, J. N. Stewart, 1). A. Allgood.
On motion, it was
I ee.ve4, That this Club eleot delegates to
j the County Consensrion on the basis of its old
, oua jde membership, and thet each of the
other clubs in the County be requested to do
a the same. -
Under this resolution, the Club elected
.eleven delegates, as follows: D. F. Bradley,
R. A. Child, G. W. Taylor, Joab Mauldin, C
L. Hlollingsworth, 0. P. Field, J. A.- GrIffin
W. 0. Field, J. J. Lewis, W. T. McFll, Dr.
0 . W. Earle. We have never seen more ear
I neat interest manifested in the cause of the
Democracy than was maan ifestod by the Club
at this meeting. Pickene will push 'ema up.
We are requested by Capt. T. W. Russs;
Pres of the Easley Democratic Club, to stat e
that there will be a meeting of that Club, at
Easley, on Saturday next, for the purpoe ea
reorganizing, ele cting delegates to the Cosaty
Conv'ention, ete, Xi i. hoped. that thete wil
be a good tern out of the natettiled D)emo..
craey in and'larouind hsla.
The Stage of sout arolina
IN COURT 0V COMMON PLFAX
Geo. H. Walter & Co. Judgment of
W. 3. Welborn, Execvter of and Sate.
Jaekson Arter. I
B Y virtue of a dearetal order in the alwre
atated case, made the 22d March, 1818,
by Hon. T. J. Mackey, Presiding Judge, I %
will ,ell to the highest bidder at Pickens t7.
B., on Monday, 6th May, 1878, the.C-llowing
V Peftsto wit:
S T of LAND, contarning sixty..
eight sores more or less, sI*uatola the ooancy
and State aforesaid, being the Iact of Land
mortgaged by Jackson Arter, deceased,'to i.
I. oleombe, adoainng the Home Place tof
said Jackson Arter, deceased. - Sol' a& the
property of said Jackmon Arter,.deceased.
TERM8 OF OALE- One-fourth ash, bul.
anoe on a credit until 1st November, 1878,
credit portion to be secured by bond an4
mortgage. Purchaser to pay extra* ftor
XSPurohase money and costs to be p I
on day of sale, or the property will be se
sold at risk of former urchaser. I
I. J. LEWI8, oc.r.
apr I1, 1s78 i 4
The State of South Caroinas.
COIN'TY 01 PJoKExs.
IN COtJmI OF COMMON PLEAS
E. F. Allgood a 9udgment of
'W. FoVerelosary &
W. A. Cty*& J. IL Motes'. B .
BI vliw of a deoretal order fa the aove
B stated oas, made the 22d March, be
Hon. T. J. Mackey. Presiding Judge, I wIt
to the highest bidder, at Pickens 0. H.,
Monday, 6th May next, the following pro.
erty, to wit:
One Hundred and Fifteen Aeres of Land,
more or less, situate in the Couqy and t% to
aforesaid, on both sides of Me Creek b old
as the roperty ofClyh & Metesy, at A4 sal
oR. . Allgood.
TERMS CASH-PurohiaSt- o Pa aro
for titles. - - - _V
BW'Purchase money and woite to be p4id
on dhy of sale, or the property will. be re
sold at risk of former pauhaser.
J. J;. LNWI8. e.w.
apr 11, 18.78 '4 d
The Stwte of 0Sth (areime
Coverv 0* PC1Icasa1
IN COUR~T OF COMMON Fil 8.'
8. D. Keith and}
D). P. Bradley, Judgmnt~ od Vre,
va-cloe and gtIAo.
John A, Chati'
. Y vrtueof a decretal order Ea il~ ,dyabe
sttdcase, on Marcha 25h, 1878, I w iig
sell to the highest .bhdder on Salvdrsv is
l'ey next, during the lega! hours of sal,.
Al ta Piece, Parcel, or Tract of Lad.
situated in the State and County aforesaid, es
Carricks creek, Waters of Oolenoy ricer, ad
joining lands of V. 8. Jones. Madison rJ'ei
and others, containing T wo Hundred a re
mnore or jess.
TERMS CASFI.-P~urch'asers to pay .ur
P 1urchase money and costs to be gb
on day of sale, or the property will be re
sold at, risk of former purchaser.
apr 11, 1878 8 1 .4 4
STATE OF SOUTH CAROO.INA.
COUNTY 0r PIcKENS. 4
IN. COURT OF COMMION PLEA.S
W. C. Owings Judgmnit 'of Foraci'o
John IH. Motas. Ju~re and Salo.
B Y rirne of a deeretal order in the aibove~
stated case, mnade 26th Mareh, 1878, ii
Hon. T. J. Mackey, Presiding Juadge, I will
Bell to the highest, bidder at Pieken. tC. U.
on Monday, 6th May next, the foJewirts
property, to wit:
All the Defendant's undivided one half la
terest in that certain Piece Parcel er Let oef
Land in the Town of Easley, whereon tho
hotel now stands, -containing one half aere, ~
more or less.
TERMS: .One..alf the purchase money to>
bo paid in cash, and the balance on a prom
of six m onths from day of sale, with inc~t.
est from day of sale; the credit' portiots to be
secured by bond and mortgage of' the prop4
erty. Purchaser to pay extra for all necee.
sary pap ers.
W'1f the terms are not complied with ea
day of sale, property to be reseid at the rIek
of former purchaser. *..LW,
apr 11, 1878 81 *~'
OLERR'S SA LES
STATE OF SOUTH .CAROLINA.
County of Piokens.
IN COURT OF COMMON PLflAS
T. J. Magruder & Co.) Judgment of Fere
Russell, Martin & Co.) closure and Vate..
YB 'i rtue of a deoretal order la the abos.
stated case, made t he 224'day of Maweb,
1878, by Hon. T. J. Mackey, Presiding Judge
I will sel to the highest bldde* at Pieen
C. H., on Monday',6h qf May aex%, during
the legal hours of sale, the folo wng prey.
erty, to wit.
All those two Lots of Laud lyIng an beibg
within or near the inoorpor'ate Maltaef
the Town of Easley, In the County of Pick
ens; one Lot ooitaining Tel Asses, more e
less, and the other containlag Sig Acres,
more or less. Plats of same ehMbhad es
dayr of sale.
TERMs CAsn-Purohaser to pay extra tor
ag.1 terms riot complied with on dIay of
sale, properig will be resold at1'isk of former
apr 11, 187S 'SI' s
ATHE REGUL A1 MONThLY MPET
-,XA~ F.-. M.. will take pike. op.
BAIUIArunY OW OR aXIroS tilt ioow
tx suon wosta.; The attendenee of .all the
membors-il earnestly reqested, v
. . Finr n. secretary.