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D. F. BRADLEY. Editor.
PICKENS C. 11., S. C.:
TM SDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1881.
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Advertisements inserted at one dollar per
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on and Afty cents for each subsequent In
irtion. Liberal discount made to merchants
ad others advertising for six months or by
Obituary Notices and Tributes of Respect
.iarged for as advertisements.
Announcing Candidates five dollars, In
A New Paper.
The New South, a Republican paper,
ublished at Greenville, S. C., has been
oceived. The salutatory is very well
vritten and conservative in tone.
The Stock Law Constitutional.
A case involving the eanstitutional%
'y of the stook law was recently tried
t Abbeville Court House. Judge
191r61haw decided the law to be con,
titutional. An appeal was taken to
he Supreme Court.
The friends of the Atlantic and
French Broad Valley Railroad in Ab
coville are circulating a petition in
Abbeville Court House Township, ask%
ing the County Commissioners of
Abboville county to order an election
2pon the queition of subscription to
'he Capital Stock of the Company.
This is a move in the right direction.
yhe road is the most important enter
prise in the State, and must be built.
The Atlantic and French Broad Valley
We, in company with Capt.Kirk,
visited Cincinnati last week in the in
terest of the above Road. We met
some of the leading railroad men of
Cincinnati and had an interesting pris
vato con fcrenoe with them. We do not
doom it prudent to give the public, at
present, the details of the conference,
but will state that the conclusions
reached were entirely satisfactory to
us, and the friends of the enterprise
may rest assured that in making the
connection with Cincinnati and the
sea ports of this State, the claims o~
our road will not be ignored.
The Augusta Chronicle has the fos
lowing sensible thought about Caro..
linians and their Governor:
"South Carolhnians are particularly
happy. A skillful and successful farm
er, who is also a gentleman of cualture
and tr'uo progress, fills the Executive
Chair and is destined to make for him
self and the State a record of which
any people might be proud. With a
natural incr'ease of forty-one per cent.
in her population in the past ten
years; with an increase in spindles of
one hundred and sixty-six per cent;
with her troubles as to labor largely
settled; with a gradually maturing
and liberal system of public education
which gives one of the greatest of
gifts to the white and colored youth
alike, South Carolinia will confound
her enemies and gladden the hearts
of her well wisher's."
In the Senate the other day Sena
tor Butler refuted the charges of fraud
which Senator Conkling made against
the census takers of' South Carolina
in tho celebrated speech which he
made in New York during the last
campaign. General Butler was very
severe on Conk ling during the course
of his speech and said many things
which wore not at all calculated to
flatter the New York Senator. It
was naturally to be expected that this
speech would elicit a reply from Conk
ling, but he has for some reason
deemed it prudent to let Butler's
gauntlet lie where he has thrown it.
South Carolina's two Senators are
wooden legged. New York's senior
Senator is wooden headed and spindle
Senator Hlamnlin says he leaves pol
iwis as poor as when he entered them.
We must say polities is not very much
richer by his being in them. .Perhaps
somebody wilt bang up a bat for him,
Dr. Cbarles Jewett, while arguing
for prohibition, one said: "Why not
pour the rum into the gutter? 10
is destined to tbe gutter at last; why
not pour It there at once, and not
wait to strain it through a man and
soil t. atrain~er in the work."
On Monday night, $be 14th instant,
W. F. Gary and Wliam Holden,
Deputy United States Marshals, wont
to thehoUse of W. J. Kelley in Con..
tral Township in this County, for the
purpose, we suppose, of arresting him.
While there Gary and Kelley got into
a shooting difficulty in which Gaiy
was seriously, and probably fatally
shot,.and Kelley slightly wounded in
the hand. As is usually the case in
such affairs, each party tells a differ..
ent tale. From Kelley who has since
beer arrested on a warrant for retail..
ing whiskey and lodged in jail at this
place, we obtained the following state
ment. Ile says: "Gary came to my
house, and inquired the way to Fred
Garvin's. After I had told him the
way, he (Gary) said won't you be
kind enough to come- out and: point
the way out to me, or go a piece
with me. I replied that I had told
him the way, that it was a plain
straight way, and he could not got
lost. Gary replied, I know the way
by G-d, and I know Capt. Garvin
too-let me in. I said my wife is in
no fix to let you in. Gary said. G-d
dam your wife, let her go to h-li.
He then knocked the door open and
came in with his pistol in his hand
cooked. I recognized Gary when he
entered my house, as I had thrown
some pine on the fire and had a bright
light. About this timo I ascertained
that there was somo one else at the
other door. I had got down my gun,
an old Enfield rifle, loadod with bird
shot. Gary upon entering the house
fired at me and shot me through the
middle finger of the left hand. I
then fired at Gary, but can not say
whether I hit him or not as Will ol,
den (the person at the other door)
was shooting at me through the crack
of the house and he may have hit
Gary. I at once closed in with Gary
to prevent him fromkilling me, hold
ing my gun in my right hand and
knocking up his pistol with my left.
Gary kept on firing, and the second
ball grazed my forecfinger' on same
hand. He fired threc or four times
more as we scu fled across the house0.
Two of the balls went through the
door shutter. The powder [romn Ga
ry's pistol burnt my wife's face, whe
was lying in bed.
Will Holden came in and laid his
hand on Gary. I said, to Hlolden,
what in the world do you mean, but
he made no reply to me. I then got
loose from Gary and ran down to my
fathier's house, about 200 or 250 yard.,
distance from my house. WVill Ilol,
den ran after me. Gary then got on
his horse and rode off. Hiolden re
turned to my house and said to my
wife, 'your husband is dead-by G-d,
I killed him and left him lying downi
there.' lie then asked my wife which
way Gary went. She told him and
he got on his horse and followed him.
My brother', Pinckneyacame up just
as Gary went out of the door, but
nothing passed between them. Mrs.
Maw, living about one mile from my
house, heard the screams of my wife
and came to my house. On the way
she met Holden, who inquired if she
had met any one on the road. She
said no, and he rode on. They (Gary
and Hlolden) never told' me they had
a warrant for my arrest, If they had
bad one and informed of the fact, I
should have quietly submitted, am
ready now to submit to arrest if there
is a warrant for me. My wife is in
delicate health-within a few weeks
This statement is as nearly in the
exact language of Mr. Kelley as we
can give it, and wa's made to us on
Friday last. On Saturday, he was
arrested by IHolden on a warrant for
retailing whiskey and is now in jail at
We have not seen Gary, but under%
stand that he gives quite a different
account of the affair from that given
by Kolley. H~e says that Kelley had
a double barreled shot gun, and shot
at him as he entered the house, lie
knocked Kelley down, and as he fell
over, or was down, fired the second
time, striking him in the shoulder.
He then jumped on Kelley and com~.
menced choking him, and pulled out
his pistol and had placed it to his
forehead with the intention of killing
him, when Hlolden pulled him off.
Hlolden, we understand, gives some
what a different account of the affair
.-in fatct, we have heard that he
ham told several conflicting tales
about it. W e have given both sides
from Kelley as we received it from
him personally, and from Gary as re,.
eived through other partie.
Gary's wound is quite serious, and
it is thoneht. by soam llpr..maal
Drs. Folger and Hoggeworth per
formed an operation on him last Sat,
urday. and extracted the cloth and
wadding of the gun which had been
carried in the wound with the load
The Bloody Shirt.
The stalwart organs at the North
seem to take a malignant pleasure in
waving the bloody shirt and in lying
without stint. The latest specimen is
an attack upon Senator M. C. Butler of
South Carolina, in the BrooklynUn%
ion-Argus, in which the Hamburg ri
ot, or "massacre," as that journal is
pleased to call it, Is resurrected with
a vast amount of extra coloring.
"Some twenty or more," says this
veraoiousbsheet, "were captured, and
or. the nextSunday five of them were
taken out and slaughtered, by way of
'encouraging the others,' and as a
piops method of solemnizing the Lord's
day, and an acceptable human sacri
fice," conveying the impression that
the prisoners were held for a week,
marched out in the bright light of the
Sabbath, and butchered in the pres
ence of the people, all of which is
about as near the truth as the Union
Argus generally con'trives to get. The
facts about the riot have been recount
ed over and over again, and yet papers
like the Union-Argus persists in
falsifying them for their own purposes.
As to Gen. Butler he has won the resl
pect and estoem of even his opponents
in the Senate, with one or two excep
tions, by his temperate and patriotic
course in that body. It is not sur
prising that men like Conkling and
Logan should be at enmity with him.
They can neither understand nor ap
dreciate him from their stand-point,
but they can no longer make the coun
try bolievo any slanders against the
South Carolina Senator.
The Indianapolis Sentinel puts the
matter in the proper light in the
Senator But'or, of South Carolina,
is not an admirer of Senator Conk in g,
of Ne w York, an d ho took occasion,
recently, to give theo New York Sen
atorandthe country p->sitiveino
Conkling has fallen ver y low' in pub
lie estcom , and whe n oe nor Sprague
gets in his t estimiony with regard to
Con linhg's Con nectio)n w ith1 his domes
Li Ii diliculIties, the Sena1te may regard
it as be-omintg to kick Cionkling into
the stre'et and call upon New York to
suplyhi plac with a gentleman.
Colored People Waking Up on the
AL t mass meeting of the colorcd
peCople recentl y held in Wilmington,
N. (C., the follow ing z eso01Lutions were
W~ hereas, intemperanece is a great
and conceded moral evil, and as such
is alarmingly on the increaso in North
Carolina as seen in the exp~en~liture of
$8,000,000 by her people in a single
year, and in the prevalence of crime
and pauperism which are caused by
the free use of rum.
Whereas, the colored race, of which
we form a part, is suffering untold
evil, from the unrestricted man ufac
turo and sale of intoxicating liquors in
this State, the rev'enue for which goes
to a class of men who in the main do
but little for the welfare of our peo
pie; and whereas, the hour seems to
have arrived when the friends of tem
peranlce and reform may hope by
united effort to stay tile progress of
the rum traffic, therefore resolved:
1. That we, the colored citizens of
Wilmington, in mass meeting assem
bled, do heartily respond to the ex..
pressions of common interest made by
our white fellow citizens on the tem.,
2. That in tho pending struggle for
prohibition in North Carolina, wo do
hereby pledge ourselves to uso every
honorable means, and to give our
votes and our influence for the success
of that cause.
The meeting also resolved that the
pm esen t Legislature of North Carolina
should submit a constitutional amend%
mont prohibiting the manufacture and
sale of intoxicating liquors (except
for medical and scientific purposes) to
the people of tihe State for ratifica.,
Judge Mackey says that no liquor
has been sold in Marlboro in thirty
five years, and that the county is a
perfect Paradise. Prosperity pre
vails, a-d the criminal record is ex-.
ceedingly small. At the Judge's last
sitting in the General Sessions the
calendar was cleared in ten minutes,
while in an adjoining county where
liquor is sold the criminal busines
occupied the court fifteen days.
Letter from Washington.
[IroAL ooasrOPomIXOSn Of1 v3 rn "]
WAszaToex, Feb- 1&. 1N3s.
The Nationaf Capital, not to be
outdonesby other cites and sections
of the country, on ' Saturday had her
share of the prevailing floods. 'It was
the most serious0disaster that has visi
ted this city for years. A large por
tion of the city was inundated, dam
aging property to the extent of many
tbousand dollars, the destruction of
bridges, the permanent disefgurement
of public and private property, the
suffering imposed upon thousands of
people bytheflooding of their houses,
the sickness and dAath that must in
evitably resultjfrom living in houses
tkhat have been drenched by filthy
water, are but a few of the items of
catastrophe. It was a strange sight
to see boatmen ferrying passengers
across Pennsylvania Avenue, and
every available place was occupied
for hours by curious people watching
the novel proceedings. A portion of
the long bridge, across the Potomac
was washed away, and it will be a'
long time before it can be repaired so
as to admit of tho passage of trains.
Such a flood never before visited this
The House on Saturday virtually
killed the Eads Interoceanic railroad
scheme, in fact they gently sat down
on it, by refusing to receive the re
port of the committee, but instead,
tabled the whole matter. Whether it
was wise action on the part of the
House, remainbean open question.
Capt. Eads, by concessions granted by
the Mexican government, can solicit
the aid of any nation he seos fit, and
from his well known perseverance and
energy, it is not at all likely that this
tslight rebuff will prevent him from
carrying out his project by soliciting
aid from some other nation who has
not such fears of being subsidised as
has our American Congress. Should
he succeed in doing so, he will be an,
Ingonized by the stickters after A me,
ican supremacy, in other words is.
will claish wit h the M'onroo Doctrine.
That that doctrine is right in theory,
overy American will admit, but that
it has been lived up to in practico they
can but deny. Even upon our own
soil, thousanrds upon thousanids of
miles of' our railroads are owned and
controllecd by English capitalists, their
nmoney built the roads and their iniflu
onice etill controlls thorm, and they
ride rough shod over the few vested
rights that wo, a&s a nation, are Bsup,
posed to possess in themn.
That a majority report from a com-~
nmittoo is not a sure indication of its
passage, was fully exerr.plified in the
effort made to make thio Commrission,
er of Agricultuire a Caibiniet offier.
All the committee, except the chiairs
man, Mr. Covert, joined in making a
fav'orable rep~ort. The minority re
port in reality defented the measure.
His arguments were strong onvs. In
the first place he took the position
that this Government, was never in
tended to beoa paternal one, to foster,
and in fact to subsidise the agricutural
interest at the expense of all other
pursuits arid interests. The purpose
of the Goiernmeut, "is to secure to
each citizen and to each lawful branch
of industry, only full and fair, and
necessary protection, leaving to indi
vidual citizens, and to the workers in
each distinct branch of industry the
right and the opportunity to use their
individual efforts, and the associated
works of their class to the attainment
of the best and most profitable re
suitg." Mr. Covert's report shows
that the agricultural interest, more
than any other, is able to take care of
itself, as more than one half of our
population engaged in industrial par.
suits, are engaged in agriculture. An
executive Department of Agriculture,
would mean an increase of public of
ficers, and a consequent increase of
.Men can breath easier. The census
returns show that in these Uuited
States there are 25,520,582 males to
24,622,840 females. The native popu-.
lation is 48,475,506; foreign, 667,860;
w hites, 43,404,877, colored, 6,577,151;
Chinese 105,463. There are now 15,
153 colored to every 100,000 whit es,
against 14,528 in 1870.
THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT-hfr. 3. R.
Martin, of Edgefleld, leventy year. of
age, was recently presented by his
wife wth twins.
We copy this from the Abbeyille
Press and Banner, and we hear that
Mrs. Martin is also aged seventy. So
now we are ready for Mother Shipton
and the day of Judgementi
WIl the United, States License Take
t"b P1ao the State License.
TIhe Cha..an of the Board of
County Commissioners for 1dhester,
Mr, W. B. Thompson, wrote to Yudge
Mackey, informing him that persuos
had been reported for engaging, In de
fBance of law, in the sale of spirituous
liquors in Chester County, under
licence issued by the United States
Internal Revenue agents, and asking
whether these agents have a right to
Issue sch licence, and whose duty it
is to forbid or stop the traffic when
engaged in without a license from the
State authorities. Judge Macey's re
ply is as follows:
No United States Internal Revenue
agent is vested with authority to
grant a licenne to soll intoxicating
liquors within the limits of this coun,
ty or State. Section 8,244 of the Re.
vised Statutes of the United States
provides that every person who sells
or offers for sale foreign or domestic
distilled spirits or wines, in quantites
of less than five gallons at a timo,
shall pay to the government of the
United States a tax of $25. This is a
special tax upon retail dealers and not
a license to sell. The Federal author%
ities have always hold inviolate the
right of the State under its general
and inherent police powers to regulate
or prohibit the traffic in intoxicating
liquors. Any citizen may .make an
affidavit before a trial jnstice for the
arrest of any person engaged in retail.
ing intoxicating liquors in violation of
the laws of the State, buL it is the spe
cial duty of the county commissioners,
as the board of supervisors of the coun.
ty, to make such affidavit and secure
the arrest of persons acting under such
pretended licenses beyond the limits of
Pennsylvania is kicking not a little
aga inst Repiblican ring rule Camer
onism cspecially. PiLtsburg, as well
as Philadelpia, has elected a Demo..
MRaA CUroUs Po wE.-- Te hoForest
and~ Stream~ has1 it-, To) prleser've health
use0 Wairner-'s Safe emeies. Th1ese
arec almrnost of ni racuilous powe~'r in re-.
moving diseaises f'or wichl recom-.
mended. Tho wondertnl uenrat ive
qua lit ies the'y are posses9sed of is
vuhd for' by te ns of' thousands.'
Ntice to_ Teachiers.
jOR the convenience of all concerned, I
.1. hereby give ntice thait I will bie in tny
Oflic'e at Picke-ns (Court House on each SA hJE.
D).\Y :tnrd 3d1 SATUlUMi AY ini every mionth
The short timo remiintg in which to visit
the schools dluring t he Spring Session, pro
vents my being t here more fre~equtly.
0. T. JONES,
fe b24. 1%81 - 2:1 2m
The State of South Carolina
Cor'NTY OY PICKENs.
Br 0. L. DvrAamT, .JIUDGE OF PaeBAT s.
Whereas, JTohn T. Cantrell has made su't
to me to granlt him Let ters of Admninistration
on the Estate arnd Effects of' Wmn. M. Can
These are therefore to cite anid admonish
all and singular the kindred and creditors of
the said Wmn. M. Canirell, deceased, that
they be and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be hold at Piekens C. HI., on
thne 8d day of March 1881, after publica
tion hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
shew cause. if any they have, why the said
administration should not, be granted.
Given under my hand and seal this, the
14th day of February, A. D., 1881.
OLIN L. DURANT, J~~ro
feb 17, 1881 22 C
LAND FOR SAAE.
J WILL sell at public outcry to the highest
bidr, on Monday, the 7th of March
next, at Pickens Court House,
That VALUABLE TRACT OF LAND, be
longing to the estate of John 8. Walker, de
ceaeed; situate on the Eighteen Mile Creek,
and known as the "Walker P'lantation," con
taining 287 Acres; a large proportion of
which is fine Cotton Land in cultivation, 50
acres of' Bottom Land in cultivation, a good
por'tion of fine Timbered Land, a fine Orch
ard, and a good Dwelling House, contai~ling
Any one wishing to sen the place will call
on Mr. W. W. KNIGHT.
F. M. GLENN, Acting Att'y.
feb 17, 1881 22 8
B Y order of Olin L. Durant, Esq , Judge of'
Probate for Pickens County, I will sell
for cash to the highest bidder, on Friday, the
25th February, 1881, on the premises of the
the late stephen D. Keith, deceased, the fol
lowing Property, belonging to the estate of
the said deceased, to wit:
The Hotel Furniture, consisting of' Fifteen
or Sixteen New Bedste'uds, Mattresses, Be
and Clothing; Household and Kitchen Fur..
nl'ure; about 400 bushels Corn, 4,000 bundles
Fodder; 8 Yoke Stears; 1 H orse, h ogs, Cat
tie, Sheep, Shucks, P'lantation Tools, &c.
Now is the time to buy what you want. Terms
J. C. GR1FFIN, Adm'r'.
feb 10. 1881 21 8
N OTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
.*Notice is hereby given, that I will ap.
ply to 0. L. Durant, Probate Judge for Pick
ens County, on 12th March 1881, for leave to
make a final settlement of' the Estate of JOHN
FINDLEY, deceased, andl ask to be discharg
ed therefrom as Administrator.
,T. P. LOOPER, Adm'r.
feb' 10,.1831 21
F. W. POE & CO.
ON IE CLOTEI
nAML DAVnUZ STRUTI,
GreeuIlie, S. C,
EVERYTHING MARKED - IN
PLAIN FIGURES AND
One irice to All Z
We do not ask our customers 40O
for a SUIT that is onfy worth 15f
thinking that nil wo can got
WILL BE SO MUCH
BUT OUR GOODS ARE MA RKBD
And beirngr thoroughly ponted in our
business, wo coifideitly assure oar
customers8 that our pricesA are as low
ats the amo G.oods enni be bought in
iF. WV. POE1 & Co.
dec 23, 1880 14 g
STVATE OF SOUTHI CA ROLINA.
CnUNTY OF IP[CKENs.
I11 have levied upon and will sell atI 'ick
enas Court llouse, Soth Carolman, on. dhe first
Mlondaiy in Mlarch, 188!, to thec highess bid
der for cashi,
All of that, Tract or Parcel of Land, on
which Abel T. Stephensa. now livts, kinown ae
thle Blnlenger Place, cni ninaing Onie IIlundrei
antd Eighty- One A cres, muore or less, at h
suot of Juames A. lJillenger iagainst A bel T.
Stephens, for the puarelise money theres..
JOAB Al.\ULlN, s.P.o..
feb 10, 1881 -21 4
Notice to Debtors & CreditOrs.
A LL~ persons l'aving d mnindse against the
testate of 8TFUlhEN 1). K(EIl'l, deceas-.
ed, wdll present theu at once properly prover..
to the undersigned, or Uea forever barred of
all clia ag'ains.'t thle said estate: zand all pea
sons8 indelbtedl to said estate will please cona
forward and settle the same.
J-, C. GR IFFIN. Adm'r.
feb 10, 1881 21 8
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