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D. F. BUDixf. JWtor.
a . h., sC.:
ThUrdsiv,' April 18, 1878.
Mr, Hayes' Title.
Montgomery Blair introduced a w.
("utiOr4be,the Maryfand Senate, di
rcti'ng that proceedings bhould be in.
sllted, in the name of Maryland, to
-.test the validity of Mr. Hayps' title to
the ofile of President. The resolu
tion passed, but it appeari thut neith.
or Democrats or Republicans care to
take stock in the matter, and why
should they. The whole country
knows that Jayes was not elected,
bdt the Republicans, by a vote of 8 to
7, aounted him in, and the Democrats
quietly acquiesced. Mr. Hayos has
been in office no'w over twelve months
and is recognized by the whole coqn
t-y as President. He is evidently
trying to make a fair Executive; the
country has settled down quietly to
work, and why disturb it now with a
question that cannot possibly be of
any. benefit to it. It is far better to
wiit until '80, when the entirv Amer,
Aoun people can sit on the question as
a -jury and decide it for them,
Felreq sholit resort to the- courts.
'Ar adi t d u
. .. i .:biiu o. wa ar very~
trong at this tme an ou farmers ~ '
should cosie wl*te uain.I
..os Tweed," ~(ithe [rea r.ing1(1 theo
all in ta c iity a poeie12 aolock
ston t thistme dubtes fanyerf
hsolonsiderel n-rie swuion rjIe
ist too deate fti notorlntouch ofn
yourva. otthe grondmain cin bis s
woession coesin thinos coulctd
dos Tw,te goan.Ting thef ofa
refuse to do, ded n Lhosewnknown
jpilsinsta ciet, t him 12 o'ios
rasaty1t winst doubtless many un
konto 1 the pulvfrio nhsps
em ocrnshng thoe conarpee
o abe egive hice. Sh~te nonae
refusedetondo,ried Deowats unkowtha
but tt~ao and tried Democrat. to that
5 , -.
'I'..', 'C f4'
r - Reveau# 0$oi"als
The various,aecounts of the repent
Lroubles i PiOkens County-ha*e been
directed to the*onduet of the men en- i
Kaged in the release of prisonrs, wha
were bhder charges for vIolating the I
revenue laws. Tho reprehension and
indignation of the publie fall justly I
upon the .bAA W A'i, 46'6146k i
marauders who invade a peacef4l
Dommunity and reqcuq.rgm the, cue
Lody of officialo thek partiers in crirae
We hav. no patience with this elhos
of offenders against the laws of the
State and the United States, and there
are fewer e:tenuating circumstances
for this lawless band than al'most any
other set of men. They are engaged
in Plicit traffic themselves, and ute
daily infringing upon the laws of their
country. Such bigh,banded proceed
Ingfeas were witnessed at Pickens,
when the jail was broken into and
prigoners wero released cannot bu t4<.
erated for ,no moment. 'The welfare
and good order of the commnfiity de
mand that swift punishment be vi6*ted
upon their heads, and the utmost vig.
ilance must be exercised to procure
the arrest of such conspiratorm against
the peace and well-being of an orderly
Those are ppr candid spntiments re
specting the lawless gang engaged in
the release of revenue prisoners. But
thn necount we publish to-day from
ICKENS SENTINEL-an honorable,
- worthy journal--shows that the
-sness in that vicinity was not
(I -ed to the marauding band who
- ee the prisoners. The - revenue
ias supplemented that act of vio
and turbulence with other acts
-('xcusablo and more disgraceful,
bse committed in the name of the
,,nd under the egis of the Feder.
t vvernment. It is the familiar
of' meddling, pertinacious and
ing officials, who invade private
Said strike down'the liberty of
tizen. The people of the mouns
ir"unties of' North and South Cai
*'n iave been goaded by the pres
nd conduct of sue4h omelcinta Crr
yeairs, and much of the preju
nd ainimnosty' towvards the Fed
ivernment, exist ing in the min ds
eiignorant claSes,, are due to tho
.8, brutal conduct of the repre,
ive of the government,.
insigna of authority, wh)en
by those who respect law, al
overcomes prejudices wh)ich are
*nded. But when this power is
handsi of those who are defiant
, the difficulties are increased
ien. dd to eradicate the false impres,
u' So stzands the government in
ii ations with tbe people sand the
eng'"e officials, who comec in contact
;th the prejudiced classes. But this
pot apply to Pickens County,
a o J''specialIly that, portion in iOhlich
Lj-recent out rages hv enpr
p a ated'byrepresentzatives of' the
Ved traI governmnent. The people
a 1 are not prejudiced, neither are
b.y ~ignor'ant of' their duties ase law
d rpg cit,izens. As a general rule,
vjn are more intelligent, industrious
- oeeable in their deportment.
o metto" a the State deserves more
''odit, for its deveitrme.t than Pick
C 'ounaty. in such a commaunity,
h Vut the authority of law and in
h 1. ion of indiv idual rights, the re-.
I 2Officials have inivade'd the saicred
a me~its of an humble home, endan
g'.d the life of a wile and motber by
b r utaallty, and set at naught the
b t ivilege of an Americ~an citi,
Such an outrag~e ought to meet
e'~ t and severe punishment. The
an ua passed when the people of'
ib Carolina can be expected to
br'ook such insnlts and degredation
from underling officiuals of the United
States, clothed with a Jittle brief au
thor'ity. lThese men must be t:'ughit
that they aire representatives of lawful
authority, and not the masters of ev
ery man who chances to fall under'
their displeasu re.-Columbia Register.
Dr. Thomas JefferRon Good win, a
highly respectable and distinguished
citizen of this State, died at Fort
MJotte on the 80th ult, Hie was Mayor'
of Columbia at the time of the sacking
of the city by Sherman's bummers, and
for severul years previous, representfed
one of the Parishes in the low ceuntry,
in the State Senate.
Our annual town election came off
last Monday. The dry ticket wus e1
ected by twventy majority. The fol,
lowing are the gent,lemen elected: In
tendant, Major J. J. Lewis. Wardens,
John L. Thornley, P. McD). Alexani
der, J. C. Griffin, and W. T. Mears.
There was no distu, bance about the
polls, and the election passed oft as.
.ajuieti a any we ba.oe eD
Vit Deeitip or .a tran Ph*o
Two kaegro boys, aged respeetfully
isteen aid'thirteen years, the sons of
3enjaniin Washiigton, vho lives in
.he vicinity of,Central Station, in this
aounty, were brought to thia place
ast Saturday by County Commis,
4W6104Wtn'. t thbiold& "A't - M4
liction (if it is either,) is the moot
ingular ,we have ever seen. They
,.ale, 44 intervals, wvaot they' dall
4spells," and when the "spells" com
mence coming on,the-y begin to growl
like a dog-from a growl they com.
mence barking;and soon become per
leetly furious,-biting and snapping a%
Dverything -within their rench. We
saw one of thom bite a piece ont of
the,edge of .a square post, and aise
bite off-tfie end ofa shingle which
was ield to him by a gentleman pres
ent. Tley frequently make at per
spns wi.uiun their reach, and it be.
comes necessary to hold thesn to pro
vent their biting. We saw them bitt
mou.h fulls out of the clothes of theii
litther who was present. The onl3
chinge we noticed in them trom tht
notions of the dog, was a dispositior
occasionally to kick like a horse. The
would turn thoir heels towards th4
object of their hatred, and standing
on all-fours, kik with all the powe
Trial Justiu Taylor, who had then
examined by a board of Physicians
conisi.ting of Drs. Jas. W. and G. W
Earle, carried them to his offic
which is immediately under the Ma.
sonic Hall, for that purpose. Directi'
aftor conveying them into the offic
the Masons coimenced blow.ng ;
large trumpet, which i8 their custow
for the purpose of calling the ordo
togothfor, as it, was their regular meet
ing qay. The so.und -of the trump)e
seemed to make them perfectly furi
ous, and they raved, tarked an
snupped until completoly exhausted
They got together' at one timo' an<
fought, and bit pieces out of enol
others cloLluiun withs as moieb saivage
ness as two rubid dogs. The eldes
would frequently but with his hea<
the partiti.on in the office, with all th,
p'ow~er in him, backing several feet ti
take a star;, and went with such fore'
as to split the plank, where it wa
grooved. Mr. Taylor is of opiniui,
that he would haive killed himselfi
the partition had been) a solid wall.
The lather of,ihe boys. and all th<
colored people in the neighaborhood
think them bewitched, and the fahec
szays the gun in the tack is frequently
dischiarged without any one touchin
it; that often the links ef the chain:
with which lie keeps themp confihed
aro burst assunder and the chain,
drop off. He tells many other strang<
things Wlhitih, of course, are invente4
by his superstitious imauginntion.' B
says the' boys- have been in their 'pres
entL condition ne at four years, and b
has frequently whipped them until th
blood ran to their heels, but it had n
effect whatever on thorn. Tboy fre
quently lie as near in the position c
a dog as they can get, and any sud
den noise or touch will cause t,hem t
rise quickly on all fonrs, with a quic
turn of the head in the direction of th
noi180 or touch, with blaired eyes an
savage growl. They frequently gath
er a chip, chunk ot wood, or their hal
inthi, mo.uth adshake itan
growl with all the ferocity of the do~
The eldest, who seems to be the wore
off, will ati times go around, smellin
of each per'son within h)is reach, turn
ing his upper lip up to his nose a
though he did not like the smel
T1hey have many curious actions, al
of ,which "O ecannJot .enumera te -herc(
Physicully they 'appear perfectl,
sound, aind when t h3jr "spll, are oi
(which passes off instantly') they con
verse with 'as much intelligenice a
any colored boys of their ago and op
portunities. Tiney say they kniow
nothing when the "spells" are oi
them. They set fire to and burned t.h
barn of Mr. Loander Boggs a weel
ago. Many think it all deception
that the idea of their being bewitche<
has been so throngbly instilled int<
t.hetir minds by .their superstitionu
parents and friends, it has becom<
second nature with themn, and n<
amount of whipping can bring it out
whilst others think there 's reoall~
something the yhter with them
The DrA. Earle, gentlemen of hipLi
rIEedical reputation. and who, as above
stated, examined them, give it as
Lheir opinion that the disease is a form
f epilepsy, bordering on insanity.
We were inclinedi to the opinion that
t. was a clear case of deception, but
~he opinion of' these aminent, physi
lians rather taggers uu; and if it is
sot. doennti., i. .a.y tf
strangest -plienomens we have Gve'
seen or ht ard of. . The boys are now
confined in the jail at this plce, a-nd
will be, vp the certificate of the phy
sicians, sqnt to the asyletn, where we
trusf ther came w'l undergo A thor
ough se'entific investigation.
This section was blessed with a fine
rain on lastj Wedneedy -night and
thiriday., Although tMe weather wAs
rather cold toi the seas<n. the ruin
did a great deal of good, us it Was1
much needed on the farmi Th leland
in many plaees having become' tof
hard to plow.
Our- farmers have. plaited sopm
corn, and are poMing forward prt
parations for the cotton. W hcat a?d
o4ts fields look wel. The Ya Tn atnd
warm sunshine have given thev that
emeraled grven eoor whicli indiQctes
vigorous growth; and they now give
pr9mise of an abundant yiehl, The
only objection one can have to % hent
and oats, and other small griin tiehls
in this section, is they aire nv& hargf,
enough, and not nuneroum eiiouLh.
When will out farmers Icarn, Ihat the
true system of farming in th i:etirn
of coun'ry is, plenty of corn :nd ein:l
grain first,'and thei a little cotton.'
r More graie and more glass, shold .
every thrner's motto; and it 6hould
not only be a sentiment with hinh, 4s
it is with too many in our State, bi.to
he sh( uld carry it out in prae . .
Let my readers, and poret:s iy
- the Granger portion of thein, Alk
pin hero. This is a very in,jwr.At
mutter. It is indeed toeoil n in
portance to no other. When we iave
fully secured 16oltical refori in
r State and County affairs, ud ad o
tho guvernmont tid orgati i y o% (d
the land in every respect wll ,
ought to be, I trust we will lit:i :w;i
carry out as effectually a rel>n i)
our agriculturul syRtem and a#mse
economiy. Good governe .' t a nd h
great advantages of soil za ehma te
which) we enjoy will not t thm~ -
s elves b)rin)L prosperity to our U t
sO loutg as we COnitiue to ur ,lU
systemi of farminug which in b~
priniciple anud rumnOUS in pracJia, m.
live in utter disregard of the iir.iL
proeiple~s of a troe and w ise domestic
ectony. We must ramise our own
t p)rov ir,iOs-gr*ow eveiry thing r.ceded1
for man und beast on the larmn, and
have a more vaied hzusbandry---make
more01 prod ucts to stIl, if we woold
av arich, prosperous, and haippy
The work and merits of 'the last
Legislature, which hats at length closed
iths lab<is, should not be judged by the
Sordinary standards. It met under
unusual anid extraordinary circumn
I tances.* The State had reached a
a great crisis in her affairs and a. turn,
ing p)oinIt in her history. The ques
0 tions to be met and decided by the
Legislature were grave and important.
The necess'ties of the case requireds
-that some of these grave quaestiomns
'should be decided. fully and finally
- they, and there, and upon their wise
an 0 proper decision dependI the f u
ture welfare and prosperity of the
0 State. These things should be re
membered, and will no doubt be duly
considered, by thoso of our people who
are disposed to complain of the Le.,
Sgishature on the ground of their tar.
-. diness, the unosual-Hength of tleo ses,.
t sion, and the refusal of that body to
reduce the pay of its members, while
they mado considerable red uction- of
'salaries and fees in other departments
of the government.
S Our lhappy deliverance froth tihe
-horro'rs of Radical misrule and the!
F 'miseries of political corruption, and
I' partial restoration to good and honest
-government in poor old South Caro,
a lina, afford our people so much cause
for thankfulness .and congratulation
v that we are no doubt inclined to be
'i too indulgent and magnanimous with
a respect to the short-comings of our
C legislators and other public servants.
But the time is comning, and should
cotue, when they will all from thec
highest to the lowest, be hel'd to a
Sstrict account of their stewardship at
Sthe bar of public opinion.f
Nothing will so effectually promote:
the unity and secure the success of
the Democratic party in the next elec.:
tion as a fuh attendance of voters at.
the primsary meetings and elections, ~
and the nomination of good and wvar.,
thy men by the party for various of.,
fiees to be filled. Bad nominations*
will split the party. Let the people
speak an-i be tully heard in our pi
mary meetinags, and Success is certain,.
Independent., disconten ted ofBooe seek'
era, .ndiall other imnpractionbles, will.~
have to take back seats. Let us ro.
turn to all the virtuni, but to none of
"b siw Ue hpas. Enww3r,.
The State wseneuth' jvew"U
IN COURTOF COMMN PLAS
Geo. H. Walter & Co. it4get of
W. E. Welborn, Exec6tf of Sad Sale.
Y virtue of a decretal order in 'ite above
trated case, made the 22d March, 187,
by lion. T. J. Mackey, Presiding Judge, I
will teli to thi higolst bidder at Pickens C.
IL, on Monday, 6th May, 1876, the 6blowisg
property. to wit 4
One Traot of LAND, containing sixty.
eight acres more trle, sleate in-the e uasl
avd Skate aforesaid, being the At of Ia
nortgaged byJacksoin Arter, djAsed toB.
E- 11o1com1be, adjoining the one Plfs of
maid Jackson Arter, deceased. Sold as the
property of said Jackson Arter, de.esased.
TERIS OF 84LE-One-fourth cah, bat.
ance on t credit woU 1st November. 1879,
cret'it portion to be secured by boad and
110rtgige. Purchaser to pay extra for pa
g4y-Purchase mesy and costs to be pad
Ot itay of sale, or the property will be re.
sol-I it risk of form rehaser.
T. J. LEWIS, co..
opt It, 1878 JI 4
'11e tate of South C rOim.
COUNTY OF PltKENS.
IN or ( 1T OF COMMON PLEA -
E. V. A gwood Judgmetit of
V.S. -Foreclosure *
1W. A. Cly'le & J. H. lMotes.) Sale.
N' rtt ic of a decret al order in the above
-.te,t ase, -d e the 22d Mareli, b
'T. .3 Mackey, Presiding Ju e, I wil
n> *Lh ighewit bidder, at Pickens . H., e
\ln-by, (;th MAy next, the following prop.
i)n, Hnudred and Fifteen Acres of jand,
W, <t k. situate in the County and State
f-.ml, on both sides of Mile Creek. Sold.
a I ht, property of Clyde & Motes, " the suir
. IE 1' .'Ilood. .
Tr101 AL911-Purchasers to pay extra
4, v',rinase money AWUcosts'to be paid
e e I - 11le, or the property will. be re- 4
:.Mt :n i!i of former urchaser. ,
s. J. LEWIS. c.c.i.
vr 11, 1878 - i 4
rE ih tlt efISuth CaroIua,
'-UNTY OF PICKENS.
I f I +rn.. A 'j . yn ~ RT~ OF COMMON PL~EAS'
~oty tenit and tiitelligt't t. tn the .'sietce, -doer L *ve
Apiocryphi:t 0 the 0Oh! Tet.amnent; a eltoheigstuc.onSlayn
~oncordunee; marginu refernces iloynx,drn h ea -~soae
u8trat.ionsB, engrs.avitags,4 moreatPi ethane o '7~
,htree hundred in fnber, andi (com- Uircs~ek aeso oeo i~
)an14ins nr. ices,salii conmdensed into OiitgbnsoV .JesM.doaLh
>neC volutne, whIich~ ma)Zkes it withita n tes oiiiigToHnrdAr
Lself' a library of BliblicalI literature, TRSCSI-ucaest a xr
air surpaissing anything we have yeCtfoppe.
teen, Mr Alde'rmuat hats now cum,.Prhs mnyad eS o epi
nitnced the canvaMs of our Countty,ondyo aeortepprywilbre
izid we would advise all! who ar de-- atrs o ome uchsr
0ruso purtchatsing siuch a1 wor (and pr1,1888
svery fin.iy shlould haveo it) to wait- ----
atil he calls upons tsemn, aind exaim
no this work betore maiking their tJE I~
!otrsta edntb nue'CUT orPcezge an Sle
Peoplensuffef a dreat dealerfipain unnbcee
tarty Aongth trtuestht nedno.b I OURTcse OF CMaONh. 198 IwLl
selrdl~ hs nlitdb hereraW C. th hwighes I Jugme' of oeloay i
ism andaglneut, dircegtheeacrid element ig
th lo hc rdcstonb otc o. otas Pice Pre, nd SaeIo n
injisnybeiuntdb h s f staed case, Sate an2Cth Mafrh, d 17,
hat atcles deures. iosttte's tomcharicksT J Meek, Patersifdiny Judge 'd;
iredevlopd t an gra xtet. henIJonin lndy ofVth os Maydithsfon i
is considereddhaothers, conng iorturesoprperty,dto wia
migPrcemtsiifit,adwa ednyI l heeats uoendvided on e aI.
has, hen ull devlope, toattak t n dayes in thaleri the phroert l or Loteo
her,teIvsbltsooneryueo uh Ld iathe Tkow ofe puas,ereoh
a rliale ntdot beoms a one a~aeot Hoelnowstads,cotaiinJ on hEW l cre..
blodrychaeicesdato ftekdes TRS n-afteprhs oe o
-whict are asatraNed noubedb Endueb 1(ncs,adteblneo rdt
Piters,anle suffe rert deal ofinii unnees-o i otsfo a fsl,wt ne
thsaremedemongie aorture that e will bes froURTo'sae the CMMiN pointLE
bedproted aga hoeinlit eur of thme rhenimag secrdb on dmo gofthpop
ind ghousp,psice theve and aelve rty-. Purchaer toudget fFornees
the bowod tcmprodues an thermaladies,tact sohn pape.
wistcrh b thsv irale remey. of the mses.Mters. are anot cole ih
dayiitsnybeimntdbteueo of sirle poperet ored at the aboL
hat maSTOchLs depreT.-vose get hoc of stame pacase.te2hMah,17,b
Bias befoedl shellingfStemmatorysyptm $20 TJ Macey Prs.in L ude, I ow.
oeseeopd Lo Stitc grewixtng. Wihen for apr 1878h 81hs bde atPce4C'H
thr coyier, owhis dellucing houseurs onMna,ahMynet h ol.ig
rhedmatismnt incs band isa cla ofndeb nd itpopry,t w
has, whney futly eetopte noatacoke t O LE efendantS uniided oe l n
heat,f sheuinigbiia oo anry useor sp eretihtcranPiePre rLto
no goodsl antidte loestomes. A o apprst. SAT OF OUTo Ea hrOLNAth
T.hlie, euastio udrustnepelad fcrolh Hoe o ntys contaioni.n hafar,
blood sam thze andrese afe okdas a Nor Orle.
-wchice h atselat Ts thanes--poue prie bTE.8 Onehl CheMMOhNs moLe to
Biers. ano mie atfee aifn pi beser, or pai in ash,de an Co. Judgant of aFcrei.
hthill dupem fensimoe agent, tad cetaily v i otsfo a fsl,wtne
boe proecd lowins rieturmny ollhears.z TeRssefrom darti of Co ,e rdtprtoob
IomKpais dyesia fever and aued line seuedb onn osurae and Sleo.
handwe coffmlaits n other Eastden and erBy rihaue to a reta for al nheabov
~IlddStles,and ailybecoing opulrIstte cae,rmade nt compdaw ofMarb
N e W . I ilsv t II sve a 88 y sle,n po T y o Macey resdin tg udge
lisorineAson FAt-Eeryi then wo of forml ellt ptrher.getbdera ik
hasen mly,ordil searing four Irve dlr a2 J.I. n ody' J. ofLaExt,duin
Homes. ta Lo 8th Se n machin ae fo pr , 8 1 wit 'P
ehree yas alltins his d t weinose, aks a i hs w osofLn yn n
gdacond fines stk.ic cyear ofnetd and wti rna h iiso
hasroneyt inersuchonrrapcne-. Kr A
at fally acknoledged as undeStdandr Famirly.h ono Ese,h Count y of PPick
macines t1aht el Prce omplTeste foric do N e C;oneRLT coinn COen e,LoeAo
esl'ee,n reachied t$0deirdatyrls, and, teroherconaetiger, ores
loort wnlo mater howrmoe wok ad estide, mor or Maresr &PC.uden of ForhiI~de
one certain adpri d sby esanydlargTe mas.s-uoae opyetaf
r ofitsT thsa ilxon anohrEtardinr libera itRuss, Matn&C-&osr@n ae
ifr adde to loald taeleing ensuwhr stafter note mee2d wity on dareof
ne hae noestabihd.r It wilsv thereos noerale7, prpy on.lT be Mackey,Preridk ofudgrer
get oer yo, sesn yo ng orde r k of I purclser. tote .hs bde LES cen
haiy, Adres Jiohean fou Kerndllars aCo. ap., n8onay 8h1o Ma et,drn
21y f'oranwy mNe ork.ua h esfratelglhor fsl,teflown rp
iving. I s the st ongestemachneemado, serty, to w.
readma ave too ATONs WrkN olde Ah lloE REoLR MofnPLY and bo
lto tand es sepo ch C nentra, d, , and witinGo near thOeE Lnoporat liit o
A.ig'acie,rie opet o o-es n Lo. containil TeAr, mtoe on
neowe use aedce toh$0, coedeliee me, Iou les and OTe oThe aconanng Sll Aoes
o o, mate wil seoe ou mare,moe othrtm.~ dbrs les. Pwlsofge uexhikede
luiesprmnn tn onr.le withY d of sale.15W w
>rtthnayohrExrodnr liberaltitles 6.&o , WE~
Aer. maet oa rtaeig gnswee1ftrsno opidwt ndyo
rehvAoeetbihd r fteei orl,poet ilb reol at rikofre
ag a Sway.r, Busixxes ex A LARGs 80ARA if A.-. F.-. M,-. .will take p see on
ou owe me any ihing, come and see me if SatvanaT ox os astons Tas yes,r, moon -
Own You, I will see you some other tien sa aaos monts. The attendanoe of all the
R- M g e- methbors is earnestly uested.
arar 28, 1878 gy ' - R. Gjilk!N W. N, -
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