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gust 15, 187&
W. D. SIMPSON.
PFor Secretary of State,
R. M. SIMS,
For Superintendent of Education,
H. S. THOMPSON.
ior Adjutant 'and InspectorsGeneral,
E. W. MOISE.
For State Treasurer,
S. L. LEAPHART.
LEROY F. YOMANS.
D. WYA'T AIKEN.
A Lie Nailed.
It has been reported in this County
by some malicious, unprincipled per
n, or persons, that a "delegation of
c(izens from this County" waited on
teio Greenvillo and the Andorson do
logations in the last Legislature, to
acertain of thoni how the Pickens
dIlegation stood in the General As
ombly, and it, in their opinion, it
would do to send any of thoem back,
"d that the reply was: "It will do to
IInd Bates back, but it will never do
' send Bowen or Bradley back." It
w ill also be seen that it has been
ported that General Ilemphill, of
Abbeville had "written letters to
rominent Democrats in this County,
advising them not to send D. F.
Bradley to the Senate, that he wvasn't
u -e, and had heretofore worked
against the interos of his people, and
thbat lhe had voted for high salaries in
ublic offices." The first intimationi
've had of this last report was the re
eeption of General IHemphill's car'd,
which is published below. A gentle,
man of this County, we are informed,
on hearing the report, wrote to Gen,.
eral Hemphill to know whether it
was true or false, and ho ati once sent
uis the card for publication, and as it
is not possible for us to see all the
))emocratio voters in the County be
tore the primary election, we thought
be quickest and easiest way to "nail"
he lie would be to publish the letters
eceived from menibers of the aforo
idd delegations, in response to in,
'riies made by oursolf and friends.
All the members of the delegations
w'ere not written to as it was not
The tollowing is the card of Gen.
ABBEVYILLE, S. C., Aug. 5, 1878.
Sthe People of Pickens Conuty:
Infor mation has reached me that
h' are is a report in circulation over
*kens County that I "have written
~ters to prominent -Democrats in
~s (Piokens) County, advising them
t to send Hon. D. F. Bradlecy to
e nate, that he wasn't true, and
he il heretofore worked against the
)r'ests of his people, and that he
i voted for high salaries in public
ces." The report is uterly fal8e.
Jave neither written or said one
wrd against Major Bradley. In the
I islature I fdund him to be an
1. mest, straightforward, painstaking
1faIthful representive of the peo..
)L. Hie Is a man of ability and ex
perience, and deserves well of his
ROBnRT R. IIJMPnitL.
3 atter from Gen. Gray, of' Greenville.
(iRtENVILLE, S. C., July 27, I878,
MY DEAR SIaR: Your letter of on-.
(julry of the 26th instant to hand.
Trhe "fin mg report" you speak of as
curtnt ln your County, that a come.
4rnif &0 of citIzens from Pickons Coun,
ty Mwited on the Greenville delegation.
hui at Legislature, and asked their
op asto the propriety of Pickens
Cos teturning 8enator Bowen or
yo do the next, Legislature, I
'pr etc~,tterly false, so far as the
sa ao qo mysell. You state
th reported thtteGreemville
I said at tbis alleged confer.,
em *iilo to end Batebaok,
ad s b4Jowes and Bradley
hlan h as ever
01~ 1. il
onse will nbst ntiate my opinion,
Perhaps it ia Ip your county as it is
Ia this, a heavygh t on the part of the
"Ins" vs. the "outs," and as they have
no datpaging *acts against the "ins"
to rely on, they have to resort to dftb
tion. Please say to your constituents
that neither the Greenville delegation
nor Greonvill count,v has the presump
tion or desire to dictate to Pickenb
County who shall represent them in
J. W. GRAY.
Hon. D. F. BRADLEY, Pickes C. 11.
P. 8.-Since writing the above, I
have had a conference with Messrs.
Donald and Austin in reference to the
"flyirig report" mentioned in your let
ter. They deny any knowledge of the
same. Yours, &o. j. W. G.
Letter from Dr. J. F. Donald, of
GREENVILLE, S. CQ, July 26, 1878.
Hon. .D. -F. Bradley.
DEARSIR : Yours of the 26th reach
ed me to day. In reply, I must say
that my astonishment was only sur
pased by the regret that I feel, that
my name should be mentioned in
connection with so base a fabrication,
as you refer to in your note. I prompt
ly deny that any delegation of the
citizens of Pickens County have ever
called on me to know my opinion as
to the Pickens Representatives or
Senator, and assure you that if they
had I should have commended you to
them as every way worthy of their
continued confidence and support
and as also zealous and watchful of
the interest of your constituency, and
as to Col. Bowen's record, it is so well
and favorably known to the voters of
Pickens, that it needs no word of
commendation from ie.
You say that Bates' name is used as
receiving my endorsement. I don't
know as to that, but I assure you that
if I were asked in regard to Mr. Bates,
I should commend him as prompt and
faithful servant of his constituency,
and say to them to return you both to
seats in the next General Assembly.
J. F. DONNALD.
Totter from Col. P. W. Simpson, of
-PENDLETON, July 31, 1878.
Hon. .D. F. Bradley, Pickens . 11.:
DEAR SIR : I have just learned, with
much surprise, that it is reported in
Pickens thait I had said to adelegation
of Pickens men Lhat it would not do
to send you and B3owen back to the
Legislature. I certainly have never
said anything of the kind, nor could
any remarks of mine on the subjct be
construsd legitimately as meaini ng
aught but respect and estecm for you
I am sure every friend and neigh
bor who has heard me mention your
names will boar me out in this asser
tion, that I have always said that
Pickens County and the St ate at large
had no purer, truer, and more compe,
tent men in her borders than 2Bowen
I wvrito this not to interfere in any
way with Pickens affairs, but si mply
as an act of friendship to correct an
improper impression. No delegation
of Pickens men has ever visited me.
Very truly yours, &c.
R. WV. SIMPSON.
Letter from Dr. WV. C. Brown, of
BELTON, S. C., August 8, 1878.
ifon, .D. F. Bradley:
DEAR SIR : I am much surprised to
hear a report that a delegation of ciit
izens of Pickens County called on the
Anderson delegation to know about
the standing of the Pickens dlegar.ion
In our Legislature, and that we advis-.
ed them not to send Bowen and Brad..
ley back. So far as my information
goes this is all a false tabrication, en
tirely devoid of fact. I, sir, feel that
Pickens has great cause to be proud
of her delegation, and that she would
do well to pause and consider before
leaving any of the old members at
home. Sir, it affords me much pleas
ure to b'car testimony to the high po
sition which you occupied in the
Hlouse of Representatives, and the
valuable and able servico which you
rendered your County and State, and
also to your prompt and energetic ap,
plication to business at all times. I
do positively say that you did your
whole duty at allitimes. I do think
that Pickons will honor herself and
maintain her own interest by raising
you to the high position of Senator, as
Col. Bowen, I am told, refuses to run
W. C. BROWN.
Letter from Col. J. L. Orr', of An
ANDERsoN, S. 0., July 28, 1878.
DEAa BRADLEY : Your letter receIv-'
ed. No such committee has been to
see the Anderson delegation as to the
fitness of the old represontatives, and
if they had they would have found
yours and.Bowen's course most fully
endorsed. Simpson," Vandiver and
myself have served with you and him
for four years, and I am satisfied that
they will join me in afirfning that
Plokens County has never had mom
earnest and consoisneiodte rprsenau
tknS than ou ihav proves ?oreelves,
-tobe ani onld bhe ,u
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Extra6t of letter froni C6. J. WJ
Livingston, of Oooneo, written to a
SANYm OT, R. C., July 29,1878.
My DxAR 'BN: In answer to your
inquiry, 1 can witifout hesitation say
that Co. Bowen and Capt. Bradley
were deservedly popular with the
menbers of our last Legislature. I
have been two years with Col. Bowen
in the Senate, and will say, that I re
garded him as one of the best men in
that body. He was on several impor
tant committoes-the chairman of a
very important one, and I am sure
that the entire Senate would affirm
that no one could have boon more
faithful and prompt in the discharge
of duty. I served with Capt Bradley
two years in the lowor H ouse, and
with him daily during the last session
as we boarded together. I know that
he was regarded as a man of great
firmness, and a strict adherent to all
the principles of Demooracy. He was
chairman of the "Committee on Print
ing," and the very great reduction
which was made in this branch of ex
penditure will testify that he dis
charged his duty without fear, favor or
affection. Yours truly,
J. W. LIvINGsTON.
Letter from Major J. S. Verner, of
WALHIALLA, S. C., July 29, 1878.
DEAR BRADLEY: Rumors have
reached me that our delegation bad
said that iU would not do for the peo
ple to return you and Bowen to the
Legislature. I wriLe to say to you
that I have had nothing of the kind to
say. To the contrary I think that
the experience which you have had
and the universal respect which you
always had from your fellow members,
and consequently for your County,
ought to give you great weight with
the people. What our Legislature
most needed was the valuabte article
of experience, and had it not been for
the experience of a few of you, when
we first met, we would have been like
a ship without a compass upon a
stormy sea. It is to be hoped that
our people will return to the next
Legislature those who have experi
ence, so that our State mny r.ot again
be the victim to the experiments of
the new and untried. Your service,
as a member or the Cornmittee on
Pubi c Printing ought to speak loud
ly for you There you saved~ over Forty
thousand dojic rs, the first year. TI hesu
things ou gnit to be discussed before
the people, and I have no doubt that
you will give them a proper vecntila
tion, &c. WVe differed and agreed on
many important subjects, but these
differences of opinion uIlways made mo
haive a greater respect for' you, for you
generally3 maintained yourmself with
reasons. 1 write you na I hanve to let
you know that I have no desire to
meddle with your aiffauirs, ais the ru
muor above referred to indicaite, but
wish you success. Yours truly,
J. S. VIERNER.
Letter from Lion. B. Frank Sloan,
SEN ECA CITY, S. (1., A ug. 9, 1878.
M1r. .D. F. Brad ley:
DEAR FRANK: .L was surprised to
hear of a rumor going around that
you were not a suitable person to send
to the senateo from Pickens County.
I wish I had an opportunity of seeing
some of your good old substantial
citizens, such as the Lewis', (James
and Jacob,) Allgoods, Stewarts, Alex-~
anders, Claytons, and many others
who used to trade with me at Pendle-.
ton, and I am satisfied I could con
vince -thenm that you was a capable and
influential meamber of the IHouse. I
have served six sessions in the Legis
lature and I can say without hesita
tion that you made the best member
I ever served with from Pickens.
* * * * * I do hope you will be
elected, as I am satisfied, from my
knowledge of the people of your
County, that they cannot send a more
faithful, and I doubt if any more ca,
pable man. I have written this to
try to express my good opinion of
you, and hope you may be elected.
B. FRANK SLOAN.
The Radical Pow-wow,
The State Radical Convention met
In Columbia last week, and, after a
noisy sesc'on of three days, adjourned
without making a nomination for Gov
ernor and State officers. The platform
adopted was reported to the (Conven%
Lion by S. A. Swalls, colored, ex-Sen,
ator from Williamsburg County, and
one of the most notorious thieves in
the party. The investigating com,.
mittee, by evidence given by members
of his own party, produced enough
a'gainst him to put him in the Peni
tentiary for almost a lifetime; but to
get rid of his loatbeome presence in
that body, we believe, he was promis,
ed iminanity if he wvould resign and
behave himself in the future, flow
well be has kept his promise is proven
by bis recent bitter tirades against the
Democratic party, and his con spicu
au rminence in the Convention.
He should be. prosecuted and put in
the penfLentary yet, The platform
is. tissue of Ies from beginning to
bag the EDemooratlo pirty
'ta asi iss
Dould be expected o1 a body InAuonced
by Lbleves lik6 Sa ri, Thsee
donoy in this State is forever gen ind
they know it. Thefive yeas nore
of good stealing," spoken jEtby 3. J.
Patterson, is gone, and we can not
expect better froWn them.- But few
white men were in the Convention,
and the whole affair may be consider,
ed a fisalo so far as reviving the party
is concerned. 'They, in making no
nomination for Governor or State offi
cors, hope to strengthen their .Logisla
tive and Congressional tickets. This
is their objective point and the people
must bond every energy to defeat
The Ladd Murderers.
Tho case of Hugh P. Kane and
others, for the murder of Amos Ladd
in this County, has been forcibly trans
ferred to the United States Court by
the Government for trial. Mr. Gil
reath, the sheriff of Greenville county,
informed R. M. Wallace, the United
States Marshal, that he would not
voluntecrly surrender the prisoners,
but pointed to the keys where they
were hanging, and said to him, if he
took charge of the prisoners he would
have to unlock the cell himself. This
Wallace did, and after formally tak
ing charge of the prisoners returned
them to the custody of the Sheriff as
United States prisoners. The Sheriff,
we are informed, was advised to the
course he took in the matter by Soli..
citor Cothran and Governor Hamp
ton. What the Stato authorities are
going to do about it now, we do not
know. All State law has been over
ridden, and if she quietly submits,
State lines, State Courts and State
Governments had better be wiped
out and let the contralized Govern
ment at. Washington take charge of all
our affairs at once. If the Stato does
not assert her jurisdiction and carry
the caso to the Supreme Court of the
United States for final adjudication,
these prisoners will be turned 1oose
without even the form of a trial, and
woe are aipprobeneive that bad results
wvill followv such action.
The United States Court is now in
Session at Greenville, and under' direc
tions of the propoer authorities at
Washington, all persons who confess
themselves guilty of a v'iolationi of
the Internal Revenue'laws, in making
or deailingr in illicit wihiskey, aro re
leased on conditions that they discon
Linlue tho violation, of the law in the
future. But if they should fail to do
this, they are to bo taken up again
and the full penalty of the law imposed
upon them. We advise all our peopleO
who are guilty to accept these terms
and obey the laws strictly in the fu-.
Ma. ED1TolI: Without solicitation on
my part, I have been put in nomnina,
tion for the office of County Commis
sioner for Pickens County at the ap,
preaching primary election.
In accepting the position at the so,
licitations of my friends, I desire to
say to the voters of the County, that
my present business will not per.
mit me to have the pleasure of can~~
vassin g the County, and were I to
do so, I am no speech maker.
It was currently reported on the
eve of the last primary election, at
which time I was aL candidate for
County Commissioner, "That I had
bought up a large amount of tho Rail
road Bonds against the County, and
consequently would ifelected, use my
influence for the said Bonds." This
statement was not cnly very hard
and unjust, but totally untrue. It was
true that upon coming to the conclum
sion, that we would be forced to pay
the first years' interest on the bonds,
that I did buy a sufficient amount of
due coupons to pay my Railroad tax
then due. But at all times before that
timo and since, I have earnestly ad
vocated resistance against the bonds,
and contributed of my means for the
payment of the costs of thme suits a,
gainst ibo County, and furnished
money w ith which to pay off the Su,
persedoas Bonds, and save further
costs against the taxpayers of the
INo man is more oppod to the
Railroad Bonds anrd thewir payment
than I am, or is willing to make great
er sacraifficos to get rid of thorm, and
I would certainly be one of the last
men to jeoperdize the resistance to
them under any consideration what
If I should be one of the men chos
en to this office, I shall take a pride
in srving the people faithfully and
to the best of my abilities; and If I
amrnotochosen, I shall be content to
abide the fate of the people of Pick
ens.-the place of my birth and the'
intended resin pac ofmybone.
W ie tat rD. wa YnGILSTRA .
We notlee that th~ere was no elee.
andde foQu T Ti 0 * ,
'Counitys,subject to Wh prio
Aa. -' is an Olt
ounty, and fully. qualfe In
,11 the office with honor to his bous
the many friends who earnestly defr
election to the offioe of County Treasurey et
the ensuing elkotlon;
DAcUSVILLx DUmooAoTIo Cuid & FaiAnd
W-4. Conformably to the requIrem o
the County Executive Committee of thi De-..
mooratio party, the friends of W. , *$J
GOOD respectfully present his x to the
Democratic voters of Piokens Cou for (ae
oie of County Treasurer, at the approjek
lug primary election. RaUas.
FLLW..-CITIEN8: I have recently been ape
pointed County Treasurer by the Governor4
To conform to the requirmentb of our County
Democratic Executive Committee I offer mySelf
as a candidate for the office of County Treas. 0
urer at the primary election, 80th of August
next. My health, and the duties of my offioe
will not admit of visiting you mueh. I res
pectfully ask that you kindly consider nry
claims at the next primary election. ReA.
pectfully, T. W. RUSSELL.
So- The many friends of W. T. McVALL
announce him a candidate for Auditor
subject to the primary election. Mr. MOFAL,.
is a young man of fine business qualifcations
and will make a first class Auditor.
gX f In presenting the name of W. H.
HESTER, of Central, to the voters of Pick.
ens County for their suffrages for the office
of County Auditor at the ensuing primary
election, we state without disparagement of
any other person, that he is in every way
pre-eminently qualified for the position,
having graduated at a first class business
college in Baltimore, and in additiorA to mer
it, he is a native son of Pickens.
fi f Conformably to the requirements of
the County Executive Committee of the De.
mocratic party, the friends of JOSEPH W.
BRUNSON respectfully present his name to the
Democratic voters of Piekens County, for
the office of County Auditor, at the approach
ing primary elect ion. FRIENDs.
3~i In complhance wit hi the requirermente
of the County Executive Committee of the
Democratic party, the many friends of S. D.
KEITH respectfully present his name to the
Democratic voters of Pickens County at the
approaching primary election, for the offiee
of County Auditor. MANY Furzans.
g@ Conformably to th~e action of the
County, Democratic Executive Committee,
the friends of CAPT. J. J. GAitVIN respect
fully announce him as a candidate for the
office of County Auditor: at the approaching
primary election. FaIENDS.
g&- The friends of W. WV. F. BRIGHT
announce him a candidate for County Audi..
tor at the primiary election.
For County Comimissioner.
2% The numerous friends of HARDY
O1LSTRAP announce him a candidate for
County Commissioner, subject to the will of
the Voters at the approaching primary elec
tion. Mr. GiLTrAr is a self made, praell
cal man. thoroughly acquainted with the
wants of the people, than whom none would
better serve the interests of the entire peo..
pie in this bflice. MANY VOTERS.
g~i The friends of E. HI. LAWRIENCE
respectfully announce him as a candidate for
Count~y Commission er--subject to a nomina
tion at the approachin~g primary election.
Og The friends of JOHN T. LEWIS res
pectfully announce him as a candidate for re
election to the office of County CommissIoner
-subeject to a nomination at the prImary (
Dn.. The frends of THOS. P. LOOPER
respectfully announce him as a candidate for
re-election to the office of County Commis-.
sioner-subject to the primary electIohz.
Eg The experience, finanoial ability,
patriotism, and zeal that has heretofore
characterized the o~ffcial record of JOHN T.4
GOSSETT, prompt us to present him as a
candidate for the office of County Commis.
sioner-subject to the voice of the people at
tihe approaching primary election.*
uN. After repeated solicitations on the
part of my friends, and being the unanimous
choice of Pumpkintown Democratic Club, 1
have consented to become a candidate for
County Commissioner, .subject to a nomina
tion at the primoy election; and as I am a
stranger In many parts of the County, I will
say to the voters, that if elected, I will On.
deavor to do my whole duty.
A. B. TALLEY.
ag.. The many friends of LABAN MAUL
DIN respectfully announce him as a eandl.
date for County Commissioner at th~e ensuingi
sleton--subject to a nominatIon at the ap,
aroaching primary election.
1ME. The friends of J1. C. WATKINS (ot
Garv in Township) respectfully annousee his
as a Oandidate for County Commisuuione 44
the next election-subject to the w1,se tonk
by primary election. MAw!5NT Oj
ga. The friends of CggitIU AMES'
GRIFFIN respectfully. sapOance him as
candidate for Coqut ##mmIsloier at the'
ensuing eleotion... s~est to a nomination~ *4M >'
the primary of (~,MANr lebli
u.~ 'r.I9~ of Captain .
Vqopt q ~
ha have both the 4oor
MIjeLe i 6eUtend to you an ivi
totiga theatend tho.-second anniver"
Iyf "l'he Red birts," to be hold
at this place on the 28d of Auguet,
1878. 3. . . STaLING, Captan
C9mmanding Battery, "The Red.
Owing to the arrangements for can.
Vassing the county, we are forced to
forego the pleasure of meeting our
Pendleton friends on this occasion.
May they have a happy and success
Col. D. Wyatt Aiken will be at
Liberty on Saturday next, and there
will be a basket picnic there at the
We have received several opened
bolls of cotton from the farm of J. Q.
A. Couch. The Palmetto Acid Phos,
pate was used.
RECIPE FOR MAKING CORN BREAD.
The following recipe makes the best
corn bread we ever oat: Add to each
quart of good corn meal one table
spoonful of sea loam, one table spoon
ful of syrup, one table spoonful of but
ter, four eggs, a little salt and cold
water to make it a proper consistency.
H. H1. Kimpton, Chamberlain's col,
lege chum, and the Financial Agent
for this State during the Radical re,
gime, has been arrested in New Eng.
land, and will be brought to South
Carolina and tried for his misdeeds
Let Chamberlain come next.
AN*ir un CEMENTS.
For the Senate.
Mir The many friends of ROBERT F.
MORGAN, Esq., respectfully announce him
as a candidate for the State Senate at the en
suing election, subject to the will of the whole
E. The many friends of DR. W. T.
FIELD respectfully announce him as a can
didate for the Senute-subject to the primary
election. MANY FBIENDs.
Agi The many friends of the H~on. D. F.
BRADLEY announce him as a candidate for
the Senate-subject to the primary election.
Mr. BRAD~LEY has made a useful and eflicent
menrber of the lower House, andi cannot fail
to give satisfaction in this new and higher
field of duty. MANY VOTERS.
Easley, June 7, 1878.
For the Legislature.
10% The friends of E. HI. BATES take
tie liberty of aunounicing hinm a candidate
for re-election for the Laegislaure at the en..
suing elect ion-su~ject to thie primary elec.
Unt. BA-rEs made a ver'y prompt and effi
cent. member at the last term, as the journals
show. MANY FRIIENDs.
11&. The friends of B. J. JOHNSTON
respectfully announce himi as a candidate for
the Legislature at the ensuing elect ion
subject to the action of the voters of Pickens
County, at the approaching primary electior..
I1I,, The many friends of A. R. CRAIG
respectfully announce him as a candidate for
tihe Legislature at the ensuing election-sub
ject to a nomination at the primary election.
26 The many friends of MR. W. T.
BOWEN respectfully announce him as a can
didate for the Legslaure-subject to nomi
nation by the primiary election.
g& The friends of R. A. CIIILD nom
inate him for the Legisature-subject to a
nomination at the primary election. Mr.
CnIILD is a young man of ability, and if el
ected, will reflect credit alike upon himself
and consti tuents. MA NY FRIENDS.
For School Commissioner,
ihm The many friends of REV. B. S.
GAINES respectfully announce him as a can
didate for School Commissioner at the ensu
ing election--subject to a nomination at the
approaching primary election.
3& The many friends of Rev. G. W.
SINGLETON, with pleasure, nominate him
as a candidate for re-riection to the office of
County School ('ommissioner-subject to the
will of tile voters at the approaching primary
Mr. SINoLETON has been unt~ring in his
efforts to build up and run the schools of
Pickens County and faithful in the discharge
of every official duty, and hisa re-eleetion will
give continued sotisfaction to his.
A&- The many friends of TIIOS. PARK
INS respectfully announce him as a candi.
date for the effice of Coroner of Piokens
County at the ensuing elgotion, subject to a
nomination at the approaching primnay elec..
For Probate Judge.
3& The many friends of REV. OLIN L.
DURIANT respectfully anlnounce him a can
didate for Probate Judge at the ensuing elec
tion-subject, however, to the primary elec
W The friends of W. o. FIELD, respect.
fbily announce him as a candidate for re
election to the oftie of Probate Judge----sab
ject to a nostination at th9 primuei~eogio~
Mr. Pzar,s made aia efient,*ndrg~