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D. F. BRADLEY, Editor.
PICKENS C. HI., S. C.:
THURSDAt DEEUMBER 23, 1880
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COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. 18, 1880.
Dear Sentinct: The Legislature is
progressing very rapidly with its
work, and will adjourn on the 23d or
A bill to prevent the cattle or other
stock from North Carolina roaming
into the Counties of Greonville, Pick
ens and Spartanburg has passed both
Houses. This is simply eiforcing a
law ajaist, the North Carolinians
that they enforce against us.
A b 11 to prevent the salo of ardent
spirit ihi thisi Stato outside of incora
porated cities, towns and villages has
passed the House and will pass the
Senate if it reaches this body in time.
Itimposes a tax of $100 on every bar
room, in addition to the municipal
tax, which goes into the county treas
ury. I beiievo an absoluto prohibitory
law would have passed if such a law
h-ad beon proposed.
The anti dueling bill and the bill to
prevent the carrying of concealed
deadly weapons have also passed.
A bill to make it a misdemeanor to
entice or persuade a laborer to leave
the employment of another, or to em
ploy a laborer under contract with
another, has also passcd. This is a
very important bill and will make la
bor more reliable in the tuturle.
The bill to prohibit tho sade of ard%
ent spirits in the towns of Central
and Liberty Stations or within two
miles of the corporate limits thereof,
has passed the Senate and is now in
the House for tho action of that body.
This bill was introduced in the Senate
by myself upon the strength of very
large and respectable petitions from
citizens of those vicinities.
The general and legislative appro.
priation bills have boon received in
the Senate and passed upon by the
Finance Committee. The total amount
appropriated for all purposes by these
-bills is $782,135. To meet this a tax
of 41 mills will have to be levied.
A bill to extend the time for comn
mnencement ot work on the famous
Columbia canal by Thompson and
Nagle eleven months longer, was de
feated In the House to day. This, in
my opinion, effeotually disposes of t his
All the appointments fcr Pickens
County have been confirmed by the
Senate. D. F. B.
A bill has been introduced into the
Legislature, changing the time for
holding court at this place to the
second Monday in January, fiest Mon-.
day in June and third Monday in
October. Unless some ehange is
made in the complicated jury law, it
will take the closest kind of work to
provide a legal jury for this place.
Tho change makes it worso than
ever for Pickens. The time for hold,.
ing court ought to be the 4th Monday
in March, third Monday in July and
fourth Monday in November; and the
Jaw concerning courts should be as
the laws of the Medos and Persians,
which change not.
Our Law Makers.
It is generally understood that the
Legislature will adjourn sine die to,
day (Thursday) after a short but very
laborious session. Some much needed
changes have been made in our laws,
and measures of reform have been in,
augurated which greats mends
the patriotism di those ted
them. Our law-mak~~'s en
turn to their constIteeo,4 we
think, should reeW.* ecome
plaudit, "well done, good and inithful
servants." We hope they will find a
fat turkey in the pen for Christmas.
Constitutional or unoonstitutional
we believe the educational bill will
pass both Houses of Congress and be
come a law; if it should Uncle Sam's
money will be scattered promiscu-.
ously over the Southern States.
The Atlantic and French Broad Valley
Last Friday we visited the line of
this ailiroad where the conViet, force
li at work under the superintendence
of Capt. Sumit. The road is now
graded from Easley to within loss
than one mile of Pickens C. R.
It has become an axiom in com
merce that railroads are indespensa%
ble to the material development ot
any country; for the advantages and
disadvantages of any commereial en
terprise are always estimated by its
distance from eome line of railroad;
yet there are wealthy farmers and
good business meniamong us, whose
eyes are not open to this patent fact.
But we cannot think this class of citi
zens are watching this enterprise with
indifference. They are too intelligent
for that. They know that these
mountains, valleys, streams and hills
have long boat back the tide of
wealth, which is now about to enter
through the breach, and if this is
acoomplished without their aid, they
will rejoice the more in the spoils.
This would be a business-like course,
if railroads were the spontaneous out,
growth of fallow fields and untouched
forests, but money is needed to prose.
cute such an enterprise, and we are
surprised at that sefishness which re
fuses to give, lest it should prove a
benefit to some one else. Many a
man has lost, not only five dollars,
but a fortune, by refusing to give one
The old atdago which bays, "A bird
in the hand is worth two in the bush,"
does not mean that one bird in the
hand is worth five in the bush, espe
cially it the bush is near at hand and
you have a good trusty shot gun well
loaded. But selfishness is the hardest
thing to condemn that ever went un
condemned. it is really commendas
ble. All that we want to mako this
count ry more prosperous than it is, is
just a little higher grade of selfishness,
Lhat kind which causes its possesor
to (10 whattever' he cain to benetit him,.
self, even at the perit of being consid
ered a public benefactor. Just give us
a few more of these kind of men, and
a guaranty that, the whiskey--pistol
prohibition bill shall not become alaw
so as to deprive us of recruiting our
convict force, and the next thing any,.
body knows the commercial iron horse
will be snorting through these valleys
and the fleecy staple will bring as
many cents on the pound at the very
foot of the Blue Ridge as it now does
at the head of navigation.
When this enterprise is completed,
we ate confident that it will be a sub,.
stantial benefit to every citizen who
owns any property in the county; and
every one who believes that plain,
simple doctrine that the prosperity ot
the whole country will add to his own
should come forward at oncet and make
his deposit with Mr. G. W. Taylo r, the
Treasurer of the A. and F. B. V. U. R.
Hlow many young hearts are cheer,.
ed ! how many bright fnces are aglowv
with anticipation at the near' approach
of Christmas!1 It is hoped that all the
friends of THE SENTINEL will have so
many pleasures to claim th~eir atten,
tion that its failure to appear among
the number of their visitors will not
be noticed. It, therefore, asks to be
excused, and trusts that the vacancy
made by its absence may be filled brim
full of cheerfulness.
Ye older folks, whose minds so of
ten recur, with pleasure, to the scenee
of your childhood, to the innocent
sports and pleasures of Christmas, dc
not, we entrent you, neglect the littk
ones. Two groat lights are over
pouring their ef1'ulgence in upon tht
soul of man. In the case of the young
one shines dim from the past, and the
other gleames bright from the future
For the children you can make thiu
light from the future shine brightei
with each returning Christmas, unti
they have reached the noon-day o.
their existence ; then it will react
shine from the past and gladden their
declining years with the light of joy.
Then, spare no pains to make it a
season of innocent gaiety and pleasure.
From the longest stocking to the
shortest sock that lies upon the hearth,
let them all be filled with some token
of kindness f rom the hand of old Santa
Claus. Thus the little folks will all
be happy, and the older folks will
catch the spell, so that we shall be sad
at the departure of the beloved old
year with all of its pleasures- flow
many of us would say, "Curfew shall
not ring to-night."
The best thing in gloves-a real
Letter fom the Capital.
COLUMBIA, 8. C., Deo. 16, 1880.
DuAs SAIMMRL: The Legislature is all
alive to day on a bill to tax the sale of spirit.
ous liquors- A vote was taken to day and the
bill was postponed to next session by two
votes. The bill proposes, in addition to the
present license, to require $100 to be paid to
the State for such license. We had a bill on
yesterday proposing to prohibit the sale of
intoxicating liquors entirely, but it was aban.
doned for the other. We had a petion from
the ladies of Charleston and Anderson, with
over 8,000 names signed, which required a pa
per 80 yards long to contain the same. It was
unfolded in the House yesterday, accompan.
led by the assertion that many of the fair
signers had bathed the petition with their
tears while. writing their names. The scene
was very imposing and seemed to call for im.
mediate action; but some like whiskey so well
that they refuse to place any restriction on it
whatever. But I am glad to know the meas
ure is gaining ground, and I think that our
people may make up their minds to stop the
murderous traffic, for I believe the law will be
A bill to prohibit the carrying of concealed
weapons has passed its second reading and
will become a law at this session.
The homestead bill has also passed its sec
'. here ore several bills on the calendar to
prohibit t he sale of seed cot tou. Idon'tthink
we in 1ickens need them.
We have also a bill to abolish Referees and
establish the oflice of Master and to make
Probate Judges eligible to that office, which I
suppose will pass without oposition.
I think our people may make their arrange
ments to have the stock low, for we have pe
ution after peti'tn from the different conLies
in the State praying for the benefit of this law
and I sincerely believe that, it will become a
Sase law in the near future ; and, if we do
not favor it. we should make the best of it we
can by being prepared for it when it comes.
The Senate will decide to-morrow, I sup
pose, whether we will adjourn sine die on the
2)d or not, I am very anxious to know their
We have mutured our supply and appropri
ation bills. Our taxes will be about the same
as hIist year, exLept, or.r roailroad tax.
We expect to change 11:o time of holding the
Cotin-s in our c cirit againi.
Our County officers have been appointed,
a ad couli.-med to-day. M-1t bey Gillespie was
veconimeniled for Trial 'LIsLice in Pumnpkin,
townm 'uwniship vice 8. D. Keit h, deceased. IL.
A. B~owcu wats reaippointeed Jury Co~rmissiou
er. Atk ineg pardon for intrusion upon your
space, I will promise more anon. T.X
To all whom it may concern: Leap
-3year Christmas I ke most othber sea,
sons of' the same name comes on the
25th day of December, and as usal
the eveoning before is Christmas Eve.
For the benefit of' the doubting lads
and despuiring old bachelors we will
stat~e that meal 8acks, wagon bodies
and various other toilet articles, will
be suspended at the different precincts
throtugh the country, on the aforesaid
evening; in these you can deposit any
present you wish to give your sweet
heart, from yourself up to a two dol
her finger ring. If. a ladder is seen in
the yard, the roof of the house is in
tended as a receptacle for the present.
Any kind of nice wedding cake, ex
cept ginger cake, will bo accepted as
pay for this notiee from those Who
are theteby benefited.
The Piedmont & Arlington Life In
surance Company, with headquartera
at Richmond, Va., has failed. The
extent of the failure is not known yet.
The recent meeting of the State
Grange in Charleston was one of the
boat ever beld. The reports of' the
officers showed that the membership
was largely in excess of last year; that
the Grange is in good working condi,
tion, and that the membership is fully
aliv4 to the agricultural interests of
, Sunny Dale Items.
MRt. EDIToR: Our portion of Pickens
County seems to be very little repre
sented in your valuable columns, and
I take the liberty of giving this sec-.
tion a little vent.
Corn shucking is in the height of
its glory, and this is no inconsiderable
portion of the glory belonging to the
ISutherland & Edens, who have been
so long trying to saw lumber with a
little spring branch, have at last suc
ceeded, and have the ground white
with fresh sawed plank. Sunday, the
1'2th, their mill site was visited by
hundreds, and their greatest wonder
was, how a nine inch Larmon water
wheel, (advertised in your colums,)
could give more power than the fifteen
inob Burnham wheel which it repla..
ced. But we know how it 's-adver-.
tising in Tuu SENTINEL did it.
The news of the death of our highly
esteemed fellow citizen, Mr. 8. n.
Keith, was received with sadness by
his numerous friends, and all join in
sympathy with his bereaved family.
Hoping that our section may be
oftener beard from through your col.
umns in the future, I remain, as ever,
very respectfully yours,
Oar efficient County Auditor Mr.
W. T. McFall has furnished us with
the following statement, which shows
we are taking progress:
The assessed value of real estat, in
this County for 1880 is $1,048,951
For 1879 it was 1,047,848
Assessed value of personal
property for 1880 is 8 808,467
For 1879 it was 292,728
Total taxable property for
The assessed value of railroad prop.
erty which is $878,000 is not included
in th above statement.
The tirade against "good pistols
and mean whiskey" has assumed
gigantic proportions. and it some
good does not result to the peace and
wellfare of the State, it will be a long
time before this spirit of opposition
will recover from its exhaustion.
The Railroads in this State, accord
ing to the recent report of Railroad
Commissioner Bonham, are increas
ing their [business and net earnings.
There are seventeen railroads in ope -
ration in the State, with a total length
exclusive of sidings. of 1,4071 miles.
The fotal expense for running these
for 1880 was $3,585,766; the totul in
come was,-$4,943,074; net earnings,
81,357,307. Last year the total ex%
penso was $3,098,346; gross income,
64,008,802; not earnings, $910,546...
'Thus EhOw*fng not only an increase of
business amounting to nearly 25 per
cent, but an increase of profit of nearly
50 por cent.
[FOR THE SENTINEL.]
JAS. T. BURDINE--DEAR BROTHER:
Your second letter causes me to write
again. I have read where Christ sent
his disciples out by two's, and I find
that they received power over unclean
spirit,s aind all mianiner' of sick ness, &c.,
butt none over the Chureb, for we find
thiat the Chur'ch as fine linen, clean
and white, and as the (Churebi isi no
unclean thing we do not find any
p~ower for the pastor more thani any
othber member; for Paul when he
wrote to a mninister, wrote to
him i as a servant of Cha t, and not ats
a ruler' of the Chudrch, and as God was
the first iand great ruler of' the chil,
dren ol Israel, and Moses the second
ruler, and Aaron the spokesman; so
in Chris, the first, and great, ruler, and
the Church the second, and the minis,
ter is the spokesman. I know there
nre more churches than one, but we
have power over no other church but
the Baptist, nor has any other Church
p)ower over us; and I know that we
have different rules, but they have to
be according to the teachings of Christ;
and I know thbat, you have no power
over us if we are Iaw-abiding, but if
we are not, then you have power over
us. I should call a Church in disor
der' that, did not pas sentence aicord,
ing to the testimony) of two or three
JOHN E. GILLESPIE.
We hope all the subscribers to TiHE
SENTINEL will have such a nice, happy
time Christmas that they will make
the printer feel good by paying their
Write, "This is the baby's stocking,
That hangs in the corner here;
You never have seen it. Santa,
For it only came this year;
But it's just the blessedest baby :.
And now, before you go,
.lust cram its stockings with goodies,
From the top clear down to the toe.'
Imagine if -you can what would
happen tomorrow morning if the
railway oomotive and its corolla~ry,
the telegraph,'wiere blotted from the
earth. To what humble proportiona
mankind would be compelled to soale
down the great enterprises they are
now pushing forward with such ease
Blindsstaggers, a most fatal disease
to horses and mules, is prevailing to a
considerable extent in Anderson coun.
ty, and a good many of tbe farmera
have lost valuable animals during the
past few weeks.
House passed the Military Academy
bill on Saturday appropriating $822,-.
185. The Consular and .Diplomatic
bill appropriating $1,190,485, an in.
crease of $100,000 over the bill of last
year, went over until Monday, there
being no quorum in the flout.
On Saturday iweek last a scout was
to leave Woody mountain wig~h the
whole of Sitting Bull's camp for Fort
Buford, where they will formallys ru.
R nenuetios of Respect.
The following preamble and resolutions
were passed by the Holly Spring Baptist
Curch, Pickens County. South Carolina
November 40th, 1880.
Whereas it has pleased Him who doeth all
things well, to remove from us by death our
friend and brother T HOMAS G. LYNCH, In
the 21st year of life. From his earliest child
hood he has been a faithful and obedient
child. Be It therefore
Resolved, That while we recognize in the
dispensation of the hand of our Heavenly
Father, and acquiesoe In this affliction of Pro
vidence, we feel that we have sustained a
great loss. He was just verging Into-man.
hood and bidding fair to make a god and
useful citizen. He was respected by all who
knew him, and those that knew him best loved
Resoltd, That we deeply sympathis. with
the father, mother, compaion, and friends,
and freely mingle our sorrows in the cup of
their sad bereavement.
Father ani mother, we know 'tis hard for
you to give up your son. Companion, we
deeply sympath se with you in the loss of
your nearest and best friend, but he has only
been taken from his frail casket here to be set
in the diadem In Heaven. You may meet
your son and companion again. May the
vacant place in the family circle, the vacant
place in the church, and the aching void iu
all our hearts make us strive the harder to
meet our beloved brother and friend In the
bright beyond, where parting is no more
Resolved, That in token of our high appre
ciation of tur deceased brother and friend, a
copy of these resolutions be spread upon th e
Church Book, a copy be furnished the family
and companion, and a copy be sent to TuS
PicKEass SENTINEL for publication.
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave so low;
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our song shalt know.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear Is shod.
1 WILL sell to the blihest bidder for cash,
at Pickens Court House, on Saleday in
January 1881, all that PLANTATIuN OF
LAND on the East side of Twelve Mile River
in Pickens County, adjoining lands of Chris
Robertson, the Temperance Madden place
and others, containing 400 acres more or
less, and known as the Folger or Kesler placeC
This is the same tract conveyed by N. M.
Madden to T. W. Folger, and afterwards
mortgaged by T. W. Folger to W. G. Whild
en, and which was subsequenly sold by the
Sheriff of Pickens County uder a judgment
of forcclosure of said mortgage to me as agent
of WV. 0. Whiilden, and under this stie I will
convey nll my right and title acquired under
said deed of the Sheriff.
G. W. Taylor, Esq., at Pickens C. Ii willI
give any information required concerning the
litles, and sell the same In my absence.
JULIUS C. SMITH, Agent.
dec28, 1880 14 2
RELIABLE GOODS ONLY
READ THE LIST AND CA LL ON
W. T. McFALL
Axes, Augers, Alum,
Brooms, Buckets, Bridles,
Coffee, Candy, Crackers,
Dippers, Domestics, Darners,
Edgings, Essences, Eggs,
Fish, Flour, Forks,
Ginger, Glass, Gimlets,
Hats, Hames, floes,
Ink, Irons, Indigo,
Jugs, Jars, ' .1 eans,
Kerosene, Knives, Knobs,
Lamps, Lanterns, Lard,
Molasses, Mucilage, Mackerel,
Nails, Notions, Needles,
Oil, Onions, Oysters,
Pencils, Pipes, Paper,
Quart Cups, Quilts,
Rasps, Razors, Rg~
Sugar, Soaps, Shovels
Tea, Trunks, Tin,
Vinegar, Varnish, Vermifuge,
Wooden~ Ware, Wax,
Excellent Goods, Yarns.
Zine, Mirrors and many other use,
f'ul articles, always on band. Call.
If you dont see what fyou want, ask
Those goods will be sold on most
reasonable terms, for Cash or Barter,
or on time to prompt paying custom,
W. TF. MeFALE.
oct 28, 1880 6
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and Stream has it: 'To preserve health
use Warner's Safe Remedies. These
are almost of miraculous power in re-.
moving diseases for which recom-..
mended. The wonderful curative
qualities they are possessed of is
vouched for by tens of thousands.'
Now is the time to got Bargains In
Goods at Uagrood. Aleande.. & Cr's
F. W. POE & CO.
01 EIO OLTIR!
MADT AND AVZNUR STREETS,
Greenville, S. 0,
EVERYTHING MARKED IN
PLAIN FIGURES AND
OLLne P'rice to~ All !
We do not ask our customeors 40$
f' a SULIf that is only worth 15$,
thinking that all we can got
WILL BE SO MUCH
EXTRA PROFIT, V
BUT OUR GOODS ARE MARKED
And bein.. throughly posted in our
businuss, we conftidentuly nasure outr
customers that our priices atre as~ low
asi the samo Goode cani be bought iin
F- ~W. POZE & (CO.
dec 23,-1880 14 0
NTOT ICE OF F IN.\L .NE1T1T i-1 l:N T.
. Notice is hereby given, uhat 1 will ap..
ply to 0. L. Dutran t, Probate .1 udge for' l'ick -
ens county, for leav i to maiike a final se: .r.e
mnent on the 30th dasy of December' 188, ogt
the Estate of LEMtUEIL A. PE RIlY. dleea'tss,.
and ask to be dlischarge~d therefrom as rx
E. 11. PERIlY, Exe'cutor.
dec 2, 1880 11 4
Sheriff s. Sale.
STATE OF SOUTHI CAROJLINA..
COUNTY OF PzcasseN.
BYvirtue oiflan execution to) me dhirecte.d,. '
B I will sell to the highest hieir, oni Tuicsi
day after buledlay in Janatry 1881, at John.
.M. Barr's, near Easley Station.
One half Interest in a Tlraveling Thresher;
levied upon as the property of' Wmn. Welbornt.
at the suit of J. E. Hagood vs. Milton Cottrelfl
and Win. Welborn.
JOAB MAULDIN, sr c.
dece16, 18R0 18 3
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