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PICEENS 0.H, 8. O.:
Thursday, July 11,1878.
The Columbia Register.
We would have noticed what the
Volumbia Register said about us last
week had spao permitted, but as our
columns were filled with other matter
considered more important, we defer
red our reply to this issue. Any
siurs or inuendoes burled at us by
that journal we propose to pass by
and briefly state facts in justification
of what we said in our first article.
The .Re~!eter. in the first place, pub,
lished, wth flaming bead letters, the
telegram sent to Mr. Brayton, about
the Ladd murder, by tho men who
did tho killing, or by their friends and
sympathizers. It then, a week later
perhaps, published a statemon t from
Brayton, to which we took exceptions
and upon which we at the time made
the objectionable comments. All this
time the Register had not published
a word on the other side, and the only
excuse made for not publishing what
we said about the affair was "because
it was misplased on the night it was
received, and was not again seen by
the writer until other and more de%
tailed accounts had been given else,
wheru." Why did the Regiator not
publish some of the "other and more
detailed accounts?" That's the ques
If the Register had published any
of them we should have never said a
word. But as it did not, we, and many
others in this vicinity, very daturally
came to the cora-0lusin "hiat th R.
gister endorsed what is said b7 Col
lector Braytorn about this bloody ai
fair?" and was really at that time ig,
norantly "in sympathy with these
ruffians and murderers." This was
only an inmpression, not an assertion.
The :Register said not a word about
this and other high handed measures
by Revenue oficieals, until after the
report of the Grand Jury was pub..
lished several weeks after the murder
was committed. Our statement had
been branded as false through the
columns of the Register, and under
the circumstances we think we were
justified in what we said. We have
no appologies to make.
That there can be no permanent
peace to the people of South Carolina
until a Domocratic National adminis,.
tration is inaugurated at Washington,
must be apparent to all observing
minds. The Federal appointees in
this State, as a general rule, are either
carpet-baggers of the most malignant
stripe or natives destitLute of character.
Of course there are exceptional cases,
* and occasionally a good man is ap%
pointed to some inferior position; but
when such are appointed, they are
looked upon as "rebels" inimicable to
the interest of the rest, and areentire
ly ignored. This has been the case
with the Commissioner at this place
* ~ and the Commissioner at Walhalla.
Because they regard and respect the
rights of citizens no business is en
trusted to them, and a portable Com,.
missioner, a genuine carpet-bagger, is
carried along to do their dirty work,
and inoffensive citizens are outraged
with perfect impunity. No man in
this community can say that he can
.it under his own vine and fig tree in
peace. Hie knows not at what mo
mnent a Revenue officer, without war,.
A rant or authority of law, will come
along, handcuff and carry him off to
jail, there to be incarcerated until it
suits their pleasure to turn him out,
without even explaining why he was
arrested. If we had a National Dem
ocratic administration this would all
be changed. Gentlemen of character
and integrity would be appointed to
4ffiee whose authority would bc re
speoted and obeyed. But until that
time, or so long as the piesent class of
ra, on are appointed to execute the
Iaws, we may expeot trouble and op-.
r ~ession. Nothing biut a change in
jhe National Administration will
MA~Itng about a change of these officils
a4 we-should all work earnty and
k.~ ~$ 9sly to this end. Gov. Rtamp
~f4 ts his speedh a Ninety-Bir, spoke
~ ~ pointedly on this subjeot, and
,salIges the great Importance of
as We extract the fbllow
*.d,~ p.oh, beating up
bNak ,fla:iIPnd la iii,
ministration of Le gov r n% the
beneft'of whio e sat e poop1,
do not theme WF a-- Mate 04w
that they are epereno0 th" n
quiet possesion ;oon't aed by
vising his hearers "to open their ranks
and receive and welcome all who have
aided in the good work,.and who now
declare themselves to be members of
the Democratic party. If you do
again as you did before in the -ast
campaign, you will. be as suodessful
in 1880 as you were in. 187Q, I. toll
you as a note of warning, he sid
again, that she people of South Caro
lina can never settle down in peace,
they can never know the Constitution
is the ruling power of the land, until
there is a National Democratic party
inaugurated intopower. Devote your
whole time to that end, and at the
next election, in 1880, South Carolina
will roll up as large a Democratic
majority as any State in the Union in
proportion to the number of her peo
ple. [Cheers.] In two years more of
Democratic rule the colored men will
recognize that their rights are safe in
our hands, and having soon that they
will go with us.
PICKENS C. H. July 6, 1878.
Pursuant to call of Col. R. E. Bow
3n, chairman, the Pickens County
Democratic Executive Committe met
;his day. Present, R. E. Bowen,
3hairman. J. R. Gossett, B. S. Gaines,
. R. Craig, D. F.- Bradley, W. W. F.
right, W. B. Jones, Robin S. Lewia.
The time and plan for holding the
)rimary elcction was adopted, as fo1
RULE 1. The primary election for
?ickens County shall be held on Fri..
lay, the 80th day of August, 1878, at
he usual place of meeting of each
RULE 2. The Secretary * of each
!ub shall make out and furnish a full
ntA nri' mAmlbers of his club to the
fnanager- of election, who shall be
hreo ir. numn'er, appointed by each
ocal club. The managers of election
fhall have power to add, in their dis%
retion, any further names to the poll
ist of persons who desire to join on
Lhe day of election.
RULE 8. The polls shall be open
From 8 o'clock, A. M., to 4 o'clock, i,
ui. When the polls are closed the
mnanagers shall at once proceed to
oount the votes, in public, and make
a full retur n to the County Executive
Committee by 12 o'clock on the day
after said election. This return shall
state specificalhy the total number of
votes cast, together with the number
af votes for each 'candidate, and all
the votes together with the poll lists
shall be given to the County Execu,
Live Committee at the same time.
RULE 4. The County Executiv'i
Dommittee shall meet at 11 o'clock,
A. M., on the day following the pri-.
mary election, at Pickens C. HI. They
sbhl receive the ballots and leturne
trom the several clubs, aggregate
such returns, and declare the result of
the election. If there be any contest
from any club the said Executive
Committee shall have power to hear,
and shall at once decide, Wuch contest,
and such decif ion shall be binding
RULE 5. No candidate shall be voted
for in the said primary election, and
it voted for such votes shall not be
counted, unless such candidate shall,
at the time of the election, be a mem
ber of some Democr'atic chmib in Pick
ens County, and pledge himself to
abide the result of the primary eloc
tion and support the nominees of the
RULE 6. There shall be voted for
at the ensumng primary election the
following officers: One Senator, two
Representatives, one Judge of Pro'.
bate, three County Commissioners,
one School Cornmissioner,ono Coroner,
one County Auditor, one County Treas
urer, and one 'I rial Justice for each
township. The voters in each town'.
ship only shall be entitled to vote forthe
Trial Justice for such township. The
persons receiving the highest number
of votes for the respective office for
which they are candidates shall be
declared the nominees of the party for
RULE 7. In case there shall be a tie
between any candidates in the pri-.
mary election, then another election
shall be held at such time as the Coun.
ty Executive Committee may desig
nate, to determine who aal1 be the
nominee for such office, under the re-.
gulations herein before prescribed,
Proyvided: That in case eitheor of the
candidates who may tie, aa aforesaid,
shall withdraw In favor of his oppo
nent, no second election shall be held.
The following persona wore on
motion selected as delegates to the
State and Congressional nominatinj
Conventions, which assembles in Co
lambla on the 1st day of August next:
D. F. Bradley, W. T. Field, R. A,
Alternates, A. R. Craig, W. T,
Bowen, A. B. Talley.
On motion of J7. RI. Gossett, Bsq., a
series of meetings were appointed by
the Rxecutiwe -Oommittie,a for the
ptipose of *ftording cadidates an
analwanr.of addsuagn the peonia
Au+6 Oth; ' Central, Wedneeda
Auget 14th; tilberty, Saturday Au
guh'17th; sswley btation, Tuesda
Auaost 20th; Cross Plains, Thurde;
Auyst j22d; Daousville, Saturda,
August 24th; Pickens C. H., Monda;
August 26th. Each meeting is to, b
held at 10 o'clock, A. m. All oandi
dates are requested to be present an
address the people.
I On motion of J. R. Gossett, th
Committee adjourned to meet o0
Saturday the 81st day of Augus6 un
less sooner called together by tb
R. E. BOWEN, Chairman.
D. F. BRADLEY, Secretary.
Ma. EDITOR: About two weeks ag
I received an invitation to attend th
commencement exercises of the Cen
tral high school, and knowing Capi
R. L. Lewis, the principal, to be a
enthusiast on education, one of th
best teachers in the State, and per
fectly devoted to his profession; an
knowing also that the good people o
Central and surrounding countr;
never fail of making such occasion
pleasant and entertaining, I at onc
determined to be present.
On the afternoon of Thursday, tb
20th day of last month, I reachei
Central and "put up" with that princ
of hosts "Cousin John." Soon afte
ari iving I started out on a tour of in
spection. I noted several new build
ings and saw many evidences of pro
gross and prosperity. Notwithstant
ing the hard times Central appeare
to be doing a thriving business, an
her merchants, all active, energeti
and enterprising young men, are de
termined to still further increase he
business and thus enhance the valu
of her real property.
On Friday night we wore with Su
Henry Rowland, for ne it known tha
Central boasts of two hotels, an
challenges the country to show tw
hotter. "Cousin John" and Mr. Row
lan-. are courteous and attentive hosti
and spare no pains in providing bot
for your palate and your comfort.
But my object in writing was to giv
a brief outline of the examination an
ekhibition. The examination cori
sumed two days. The first was d<
voted to the examination of the pu
pils of the primary department, an
the advanced classes in othograph,
and reading. Captain Lewis is as
sisted by Miss Estelle Gaines, a gifte
young lady and a valuable adjur. I.
the school, wvho presided over th
primary department. Tho rigid an
eearchiing examination of the childre
under her charge, and the promy
and correct answer to all question
as well as their distinctness and prc
ficiency in enunciation and articult
tion, is evidence sufficient of Mih
Gaines' talant as a toacher, and r<
fleets credit alike upon herself an
her pupils. The second day Wf
devoted to the examination of pupi
in the higher branches. This wt
equally creditable and developed tli
wonderful tact possessed by Captai
Lewis of instilling into tho minds 4
his pupils a love for the persuit 4
knowle'.lge, and imparting to thei
some of his own enthusiasm in il
persuit. Nearly the entire examina
tion was conducted upon the blaci,
board. The classes in Dictionar
were required to define every wor
given them, and one class was exari
ined in Clark's Primary Grammar b
the diagram system.
In consequence of the rain on Fr
day morning, the exercises were di
layed for a time, and the programrr
was necessarily shortened.
Soon after the examination clos(
the speaking commenced. Captai
Lewis first introduced Rev. G. V
Singletor;, who stated that it was n
his int(ention to entertain them wil
a regular set speech, but only
make a few remarks which he ho
might be of some service to th
the persuit of their studies. ii
gloton's remarks were tin ar
well receceived by the an e.
P. Barrett, Esq., was the -roduct
and entertained the aud ieneso for thirn
minutes in an address upon "Edua
tion;" after which Mr. Child was ii
troduced and spoke -tbout the san
length of time upon the "Lights arl
Shadows of Life." I have heard ai
the speeches well spoken of, and b<
lieve that they were well receive<
This closed the exercises of the da'
Soon after dark people began poni
in6 into the school grounds from a
We were now to have speeche
dialogues and charades iUom t
eoholar*, Alhyg platbn had i4
wtonely hettr.te ag~
r door Jtfg ctaina were placed
- n front of the 0latfoQrm aa. 4 e
y arrivdd were lOegly, draw".' Boob,
however, tihey tre rolled bak, and
a scene of abartelous beaftf bukt Up
F on us." Arsistically arratged Upon
e the platform were fifty.five pupils of
the school, composing three different
1 classes, the primary, the hiterminediti
and the advanced, and each member
e of the different clasuse- wearing a
3 badge, sbe~iug at a glance to which
b one df the three classes tbiby belonged.
e There wss the little child "with its
sparkling eyes and its cbeeks like the
blushing rose," happy young girls in
thir teens, almost ready to bloom into
a pure and sweet womanhood, and
[ robust youths with many proud anti
s cipation of the future and who, in a
- short time, will enter the world to
fight their own battles. How happy
i and how joyous were they as they
made the welkin ring with their song
- of "Welcome!" How the hearts of
I fathers and mothers must have boun
f ded wlth joy at such a sight! Bright,
r' beautiful and innocent, it is sad to
s contemplo that they shall some day
D fade and pass away.. But it is not
my purpose to moralize. After the
D song of "Welcome," came the "Ad
I dress of Welcome," by Bennie Martin,
a bright little fellow of eight years.
r His delivery was exceflent, and his
s enunciation clear, distinct and impres.
- sive. It is impossible to give a min
ute discription of everything, but
I- suffice it to say that, all appeared un
d embarrassed in manner, easy in action
d and graceful in movement and gesture.
c They spoke clearly an4 distinctly,
emphasising the proper wewdo and
r phrazes and letting their voice& rioe or
e fall accorling to ther moet approved
style of speaking. The ethyopian
pari was rieb, aid the actors therein
t acquitted themselves with much cred
d it. Taken ne a whole, it wn" a des
o cided success, and we congratulate
,Capt. Lewis and the people of Garvin
3, on the manner in which it was con
h ducted and the pleasure given their
.. friends. I met many kind friends and
e hope a year hence we will have a res
di union at the same place, and that all
-may enjoy themselves as they did on
~. Thursday and Friday, the 20th and
.21st of June, 1878. C * * * *
Ma. EDITOR: Several kind friends
- have had the goodness to inform me
j that a report is beingr cih culaited
o throughout the County that I am in
e favor of the "no fence law." Or at
a least, that if elected to the L~egislas
a ture, I will advocate the passage of a
L law, extending the fence on the An%
, derson line to the Air Line Railroad.
-I had intended to define my position
on this question at the series of meet
s ings called by the Executive Coin
Smittee, but as 1 will be engaged in
d the United States Court at that time,
a defending several of our citizens
Ls charged with a violation of the intern
a al revenue law, I take this method
o to most emphatically contradict the
a report. The fence question is a mat
,f ter with the people, and for the people
to decide, and a question with which
a the Legislature has and should have
a no voice. When a child is sick and
. refuses to take medicine, he is some-.
times gagged and forced to swallow
,it, but the people are not children,
d and the Legislature has no right to
-force obnoxous measures upon them.
vIf elected, therefore, and any attempt
is made to force this measure upon
the people of Pickens, I, as their re,.
.presentative, agd as. the exponent of
~e their views #hd wishes, will most
heartily oppbse it. As I before stated,
d it is a m*t3r with the people, and the
n -people tjgmselves should decide it.
.. Respectfully, &c.
>t R. A. CHILD.
h * -+++
MR. EDITOR-Since my interview
with Maj- Lewis R. Redmond on the
15th uIt., 1 have learned that some
.. few persons have been criticising and
d insinuating upon my course as a pub
J. lie officer in interviewing said Red
~d mond. My proposition is to explain
,to the readers of THE SENTINEL my
a motive in the inztervie w and to let
s, criticisms and and insinuations go by
oe the board as though they were not.
d By request of many of my friends,
11 who are also friends of peace and
i. good government, I interviewed Re
j, mond to adjust existing dif~oulties
r. and to relieve many of the good citi.
-, zens of the County, who were in a
11 great state of suspense and uneasiness,
which I happily and satisfactorily go.
s, omtplished by the Ihberview, Red
e mond giving me his word that he
wole 9 d stiberli tse g y ~ e
'he ftowing isa lietof tenoboe's
pa1d by the Icu-ftgBoard of Exam
iffetsat thlair regulat meeting wee*
bEfpre lit. The. examination w4s
moie rigid than in. the. past, and ai
first we thought it might work a det%
riment to the educational interest of
the County as itatery fair teachers
might fail and it would no tbe possible
to replace theri with others who could
come up to the required mark; but as
none failed we do not see the harm
or good done# as most of the. testbers
retairied tik bI'd. grads, whil8 'tione
went out of services.
White males-J. E. Boggs, E. J.
Dreher, R. L. Lewis, .Robt. Stewart,
E. W. Long, W. W. F. Bright, P
Gibert, J. T. Price, A, B. Alderman.
3. M. Barr.
White females-Sarah A McMaban,
Laura Ellis, Hennie Chamblin, Josie
Boggs, Sallie Mullikin. Dora Hunt.
Colored males-E B Craig.
White males-M F Hester, J T
Boggs, D N Curtis, Basil M Pack, J
M Crenshaw, R C Griffin, T H Marks,
White females-Mrs M F Kesne.
Colored Males-W D Jenkins, Jesse
Breazeale, C T Miller,
Colored females-Josie C Payton.,
White females-Nannie Curoton.
Colored males-J T Vance, 8 M
Smith, H C Asbury, Ralph Coaxum,
J B Sizomore, S E Johnson.
Colored females-Janie Orr, HI E
Crew, M E Tayror.
Disbanding the Raiders
COLUMIrA, July 5.-It is reported
here to-night that the revenue force
which has been so long engaged in
harrassing the upper counties of this
State have been disbanded, and its
member8 sent to their homes. I can
not now areeLtaiti the truth of the ru-a.
mor, but it is confirmed by some of
the revenue ofticer s.
The cause of thie n-etion is- not
known, but .i atm informed triat the
departmenti at Washtngton has order
ed an invcstigaison of their alleged
misconduet, and ist is probable that
operautions hage been sus~pended pend
ing its results. O. McK.
The question of the transfer of the
case of the Revenue, officers for the
killing of Ladd to the United States
Court, was argued before Judge Kere.
shaw at Greenville hkst week. TLhe
State was represented by Attoiney
General Youmans and B3olicitor Coth%
ran. Judge Korshaw reserved his
decision, but stated that it woulid be
rendered as soon na possible,.
feel sure the right to transfer will b
I take this method of informing the
good pecple of Pickens County, th~at
I am not in any respect connected
with the Revenue Department of the
Government. It is true, that I held
the position of Deputy United States
Marshal a short time, but when I saw
that the law instead of being execuit
ed was violated by the agents of the
Government especially entrusted with
its execution., and the rights of citi.
zens wantonly and ruthlessly violated,
I at once resigned in disgust, and
have not since been in any respect,
connected with tho service.
Messrs. William Taylor and T. C.
Robinson, of Spartan burg, celebrated
the 4th in Pickens.
AN HISTOnICAL FACr.-Every agent who
has been steadily selling the improved $20
Homestead Lock Stitch Sewing Machine for
three years, owns his dwelling house, has a
good account-in bank, is clear of debt, and
has money at interest-the natural conse-~
quenae of securing a good agency for supe
rior goods at the lowest prices. A good first
class Sewing Machine, most useful--reliable
at all times, easy to understand and control.
the same size and does the same work as any
machines that sell at Foun TIMEs the price
There is no machine at any price better, or
that will do finer or more work, and certainly
none so low in price by many dollars. The
HIoxESTIAD is widely known and used In
thousands of 'families in the Eastern and
Middte States, and daily becoming popular
In the West. It will save its oost several
times over in one season, doing the work of
the fably, or will earn four or five dollars a
day for any man or woman who sews for a
living, it Is the strongest machine made, is
ready at all times to do its work, makes the
strongest and finest stitch yet invented, and
is fully acknowledged as the Standard Family
Sewing Machine. Price, complete feo% do
miestic use, reduced to $20, delivered at your
door, no matter how remote you may reside.
Buiness permanent and h onorsble, with
toecertain ' atad rapid salec, and larger
prots~than anyr other. Extraordinary liberal
ewes made to Ioca or traveljng ageuts where
we have nosae established; or, i fthere is no
*~~t~ea 4 eou oer 1eqtt h
Dispases of a ehl f
there is cAU to ap
from thern,0 9 th esy )o
ieghbtod and ret ored
Of qiette_'s St a6h' M
fet digestion and reguia*,
b6dy are the best afeguard
such maladies, an both are a,
by this inestimabi tonio anda
tive, The Bitte re also eitres
Abrviceable In rem ying uoh -d i
ders. If prompt] takeni
colic, diarrhea an cholera mor -
the disease is usu y frnstrated
diarrhea cases, it i only n
restoro the tone of he relaW bolt
and this is one of t specifo eoffote b6
this medieine. Wi on the stoma
heartbur-n, billiousn s, nausea, b
ae and other sym oms \ of distur
banco in the gastric nd hepatio i-o%
gions are also spe ily relieved by
this excellent reme . As a fami'ly
medicine it -is inv trabte; -sined ft
promptly and com etely - remedies
those ailments whioh ro of most tre
The State of Sout Caroian~u
COUNTY or P1 ENs.
IN COURT OF COM ON PL&AS
Mary J. Freeman, Administ *', ad Ben..
tor- S. Freeman, as' Adm trator of tIe
Estate of Barney L. Fre aa, decessed,
Joseph McD. Carson, Charles . Carson and 4
George P. Robijison, De ndasts.
Complaint for R ef.
N pursuance of a decretal o er made In
the above stated case, and t me directed,
I will sell to the highest bidde at Piekenes
Court. House, on Saleday in Aug at next, the
Premises described in said order to wIt:
A certain Pieee, Parcel, or T L of Bancd,
situated, lying. and being In t County of
Pickens, State of South' Carolin ad lying
on waters of Saluda river, adjoin ing lands 0- Y
Robert Trotter and James Fortner and otherM.
it being ait my land, lying in the- ekte and,
TERMs: One-hnlf easf. tH o remainder on a
credit of six months, with interest, from day
of sale, and secured, by a mortgage of the
Purahiasers to pay for papers.
Wilnesif my hand and offreial seal at Pielt
ens Court House, this 11th day of July, 1878,.
J. J. LEWIS, c.c.P.
36P~Purchase money and costs to~be paid
on day of sale, or the property will' Me r.
sol at ri1li of former purchaser. .
July I, 1878 4 . d
STATE OF SOUTH OAROLINA,
B Y virtue of an execution to me dire'cte.I
I will seil t o the highest bi'lder at. Pickoes
Court H ouse on Saleday in Atugust next,during;
the legal hours of sale, the following prop
erty, to wit:
All the right, title and interest of Bailey
B. Ef(osi'ey,.in ha tl that ptece of Land whereorm
le now lives, situnate ini Pickes Couty, ow
Caae T3reek,a ont-aiing Two Hundred Acres,
more or le'ss,. bounidedi by lands of Josiaha
Chapman and others.
Levied on as the property o-f B. B Mosley..
at the suit of Nathan Gunion.
TERMS CASH-Purchaser- to pay extra
EgI terms not complied~ with on- day of
sale, property to be resold at risk of formier
JOAB MAULDIN, s.x..o.
July 1, 187w 44 4
CENT RAL E?(GH SCHOOL,
TJ' HE Exercises of the 2d: ession of this'
Isitution will commnenoe on mONAF,
the 22d DAY OF JULY, ino6., and eontinue-6
months. Pub~lic ternr of' 1 month or 8 weekew
taught first. No charge' against patrons
during pub-lie term~
RATES OF TU1TTON.
Primary Branches per month, 1 00'
Intermediate Branches per month, I 69
Advanced Branches per month, 2 O00
Pupils charged fronm the time they enter
until the 'close of the session, except in css'
of prolonged sickness.
Discipline strict-instruction thiorougiGi
Good board can be obtained at $5.00 to#
$6.00 per month.
For further information, address
R1. L, LEWIS, Prinoipasl,
Central StatIon, 8. 0.
July 4, 1878 43 4 .4h
A LL persons having demands againsadhe
LI frm of EATON & W ATKIN8 will'pre%
sent -them to the undersigned by the 4th of
may 30, 1878 88 4
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The celebrated author, in this admirabie
Essay, clearly demonstrates, from * thirty
years' successful practice, that the alarmiu
consequence of self-abuse may be radicall
cured without the dangerous use of intei'1
medicine or the application of the knifte;
pointing out a mode of cure at once uismie, .
certain, and effectual, by means' ,,f wrhi
every sufferer, no matter what hi pondlIeno
may be, may ours himself cheaply, and rjadL.
*g This Lectre should be 1,d the hedds7
'of every youth and every man in .the lsgd,
ben& under seal, fit a plain enveloye, to
augy, addts, post-paid, on tec .~pt of plz
cents or two posae stana
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