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D. F. BRADLEY, Editbr.
PICKENS 0. H., S. C.:
TtIUSDAY, MARCH 24, 1881.
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Obitnary Notices and Tributes of Respect
barged for as advertisements.
Announcing Candidates five dollars, in
Mahone, the "Readjuster" Senator who
as elected by the Virginia Legislature as a
)emocrat, has Pold out and gone over to the
tepublicans. The price of his treachery is
id to be the right of naming the sargent-at
arms of the Senate, the chairmanship of a
committee, and the Federal patronage in
Virginia. At first. it was thought lie would
so-operate with the Democrats on all politi.
oal questions, but Conkling, Cameron, and
other Republicans, who think more of the
spoils of office than they do of the interest of
the country, commenced negotiations with
him which resulted in his purchase, and se
'nured to them the organization of the Senate.
'4enator Hill, of Georgia, gave Mibone a do
'.rved excoriation for his treachery, and
Vqade him creep out from his hiding place
nd reveal his position before the organiza
ion of the Senato took place. Mahone is
no Benedict Arnold of our politics, and will
nceforth occupy the same position in the
11,imation of the Democratic party as Arnold
:d in the estimation of the American people
Ster the Revolutionary war. But in the end
.,e believe it will be the best for the Demo
cracy for the Republicans to control all the
branches of the Government. It will make
them responsible for all bad legialation, un
ite the Democracy and make them an aggres%
The Greenville News says that Mr. Jones,
a son of Edley Jones of this county, and his
step son, while walking across the trestle
over Reedy river on the Air Line Railroad,
were kuocked off by a passing freight train,
and fell a distance of 42 feet. Mr. Jones fell
upon his feet, and though considerably hurt,
nlo bones were broken and he will recover.
Th .!ep son fell on a marshy place and was
not seriously hurt. The railroad authorities
placed the sufferers under the charge of Dr.
Dorroh, who together with Capt. Briggs, pro.,
vided them comfortable quarters at Mr. Ep
tings, where they will remain until in a con
dition to be sent home.
The crusty old bachelors of the State Press
are continually quarreling wit~h each other
like a lot of toothless 01(1 maids, who have
no hope of ever changing their names. Pet
ty, of the Spartan, has recently offered some
advice, which brother Hlolnmes. of the Barn,.
well People, seems disinclined to accept, but
in his comments he says: "Todd, the young
bachelor of the Anderson Journal, accepts
and goes a'courting up in Frank Bradley's
reser-vat ion." If brother Holmes would follow
the worthy example of Toed, and come up
this way a'courting, we think lhe would sooni
decide to join the happy Benedicts. We think
we could, on the strength of his good looks,
if' nothing else, itnduce some of our mountain
girls to marry him. Come up, brother, and
let's try the experiment.
Col. A. P. Butler. the Commissioner of
Agriculture, has received ten German immi
grants, the first ever brought to the State by
direct State aid. Heo is doing a good work
and deserves the hearty co-operation of the
farmers of the State.
A negro by the name of Colonal Stephens
wats run over and killed by the cars on the
South Carolina Railroad last week. A party
of negroes saw his body on the track af'ter the
train which killed him had passed, but (did
not remove it, or give the information to any
one else, and several other trains passed over
it, drging it about and mar glin~g it horribly
before it was discovered tihe next day.
The Greenvillo Advertiser has re
cently been purchased by G. B. & J.
J. Brady who will Continue its publi
cation under its presen t name, at $1.50
a year'. The Messrs. Brady announce
in their salutatory that they will in a
short time, begin the publication of
the Evening Advertiser. We extend
you tho journalistic right hand of fel
lowship, gentlemen, and wish you
much success in your enterprise.
The omigration from Germany to
this country, this year, will be greater
than ever'. An attempt will bc matde
by a number of Southern States, says
the New York Tribune, toaecure some
of this emigration, and agets will be
stationed for this purpose in Ne w York
city. Texas and South Carolina are
among the States that will endeavor
to turn the rush of emigrants toward
Our AbbevilIe friends seem to' be
waking up to their true interest in the
Atlantic and French Broad Valley
The Czar of Russia Assassinated.
Alezahdor I, Csar of RuseIs was assassina
ted at St. Petersturg on the 18th inst. Sev
eral previous attempts had been made on his
life, and every precaution was taken to guard
against his enemies and pteserve his life, but
at a time, when probably least expected, the
blow was struck and the long contemplated
purposes of his enemies consummated. Glass
balls, or bombs, filled with glycerine, was the
instruments used for his destruction. The
following telegrams gives the particulars of
LONDON, March 18.-The Reuter's St. Pe
tersburg correspondent says: The Imperial
carriage wss attacked on the Ekaterinofoky
Canal, opposite the Imperial stable, while the
Emperor was returning with the -Grand Duke
Michael from Michael Palace, in a close car
riage, escorted by eight Cossacks. The first
bomb fell near the carriage, destroying the
back part of it. The Ozar and his brother
alighted uninjured- The assasin on being
seized by the colonel of police drew a revolv,
er, but was prevented from firing. The sec
ond bomb was then thrown by another person
and fell close to the Czar's feet, its explosion
shattering both of his legs. The Czar fell cry
ing for help. Col. Dorjibky, though himself
much injured, raised the Emperor, who was
conveyed to the Winter Palace in Col. Dorjib
Large crowds assembled before the Palace,
but were kept back by troops of Cossacko.
The Imperial family were all assembled at the
A Council of State was immediately conven,
ed. All places of public resort are closed.
CoLOGNE, March 13.-The Gazette's St. Pe
tersburg dispatch says: Two assassins of the
Czar were immediately arrested. The glasses
of the gas lamps in Michael Garden beside the
canal were broken in pieces by the concus
sion of the explosion. A cordon of guards
was drawn around the scene of the murder,
the streets are densely thronged with excited
crowds, and the utmost sympathy for the
Imperial family is everywhere expressed.
The bells of the principal churches are tol
WASHINGTON, March 13.-The report of the
assassination of the Czar created a sensation
here to night, which temporarily superseded
Mahone and the distribution of spoils. A:
the Russian legation the excitement was at
fever heat. This rapidly communicated to
the representatives of other foreign Powers
A number of attaches immediately flocked to
the Russian ninister, and an hour before the
riport had spread over the city personal di.
plumatic calls were made to ascertain the
truth of the rumor.
As the foreign legations in a measure con
trol society here, society was considerably
torn up to learn that the Czar of all the Rus.
sias was blown up. Nobody cared anything
for the Czar, but it is fashionable to mourn,
and our society mourns, The assassination
causea general comment.
The Proposed Railroad.
It has been roported that the Clyde
Company, which bought the Green
ville and Columbia Railroad, has in
contomp~lation the building of tho A t,
lantic and French Broad Valley Rail..
r'oad. We aro not sponsors for this
report, having hoard it in a general
way. It will be remembered that this
is the road, the building of which was
agitated last summer. Mleetings were
held and speeches made and consideri
able interest man ifested in the project.
A few weeks ago a petition was being
circulated for signatures, p)raying the
County Commissioners to order an
election in those townlships through
which the road is to run, upon the
question of voting a tax to the same.
This road would run by Donalds, Due
West and Abbeville to the Creen wood
and Augusta Road at or near Trickomn.
There are hardly two opinions as to
the desirability, rather we might say
necessity, of building this road. There
fore we need not elaborate the ad van.
tages which would accrue therefrom.
The question turns rather upon the
manner mn which we shall raise the
money to build it. For ourselves, we
believe that taxation is the only just
and equitable method by which it oan
be done. All the citizens along the
route of the proposed road are equal
ly benefitted by the reduction of
freights, the increased value of prop
erty, the business, social religious and
school advantages which flow from it.
Yet, if' you attempt to build it by pri
vate subscription, the liberal man will
be forced to give more than his quota
to mxake up the defioiencies of less lib
eral and progn'essive ones By means
of a tax every one contributes in ac
O( 'dance with his moans, and there,,
fore in accordance with tho good he
The grading is going on at the end of
the road from Bolton to .Easley, and
we ought to be moving. ( helps
those who help themselves. It the
Clyde Company has any idea of build
ing this road; and we can readily un
derstand Its vast imnportane to it,
they will not feel much encouraged to
undertake the work, unlegs they see a
disposition on our part. - to belp our
selves. When the County Commis,
sioner8 put the question before us, let
us vote the tax, and build the road.--.
A bbeville Press ~n an-r.
EDIToa ProKxNS SZrTIBrL: I see
in your- Jast Issue a communication
from Rev. Daniel Burries, together
with your comments thereon, headed
"Information for Sheriff Gilreath of
Greenville County." He complains of
an article which you copied from the
Greenville Daily Ntwe, which sets
forth that "one Rev. Burriss of Pick
ens County, committed an outrage on
a sick and helpless woman in Green
ville County;" and after telling where
he may be found, ays that he is "al
ways readydto meet all suchjinfamous
and malicious charges." He is not the
maniwe areglooking for. Tbo error
originated by the Greenville Daily
News getting the wrong name. Tell
him to go on with his preaching; and
in the meantime, Sheriff Mauldin and
[will keep asharplookout for one
Rev. William Crymes.
P. D. GILREATHI.
March 14th, 1881.
MR. EDITOR: As there has been a
matter of'controvercy between Mr. J.
E. Gillespie and Rev. J. T. Burdine in
reference to a querry: "Has a minister
or a pastor of a church any ruling
power over the church?" which answer
is no, and as I was Mloderator of the
Union meeting at tho time, I consider
it to be my duty to answer this, to
satisfy the question asked by Rev. J.
T. Burdine. The question did not
mean to teach that Baptist ministers
hadino ruling power, butj that they
had no ne3d of usurping authority
over the church as the church itself
accompanied by the Holy Spirit is the
H. M. SINGLETON.
There was an examination held in
the Pickens colored school, taught by
C. T. Miller, on Friday evening 11th
inst. The school was examined by
W. D. Jenkins. The scholars did well
in several branches. The highest
studies was intermediate geography
and gramnar. The teacher, Mr. Mil
Ier, hant rione a wvonderfuil work for a
short spatce of time. I trust they all
may conitiniue the school as they hav'e
made a good selection as far as a teach
er' id Concerne&.
Attend carefully to details cf your
Be prompt in all thuings.
Consider well -then, decidle.
Dare to ao right. Fear to do
EndureO trials patiently.
Fight, life's battle brav'ely, mans~
Go not in the company of the
Ild integrity sacred.
Injure not another's repuatat.on or
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Kecep your mind from evil thoughts
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are
Owe r.o man anything.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the voracity of a
Respect the counsel of your par,
Sacrifice money rather than prin
Touch not taste not, handle not in
Use your leisure time for improve-,
Venture not upon the threshold of
Watch carefully over your pas
'Xtend to every one a kindly salu
Yeld not to discouragements.
Zealously labor for the right.
& suceess is certain.
ORANGEBURO; March 14.-On Friday while
the daughter of a white man named Cunning.
ham was going to visit a neighbor a mile
distant, with her little sister, she was vio.
lently assaulted by a negro who had followed
her. She resisted with much force, and find
ing her too strong for him, the negro seized a
lightwood krnot and struch her senseless.
The little sister ran for help and the fiend
dragged the senseless girl for one hundred
and fifty yards to a swamp. She partially
rallied and made an effort to scream when he
renewed his attempt to outrage her. Hearing
persons coming the negro made his escape
into the deep swamp, and ever since has been
hotly pursued, and if he is found he may
have a short shrift.
The girl is lying dangerously ill. One eye
was almost beaten out, and she is badly out
In the head. The outrage occurred about
four miles from this place.
Garfleld's mother Is the only wo,
man who ever saw her son inaugur
ated a President,
A Story of Rome Under Domitian.
BY HOPE LbNDUAT,
Claudius is dining with eight guest.
Could Luoullus havo entered that
room, lighted with candelabras, or
namented with images in bronze,
ivory and silver, perfumed with the
odor of myrh, frankinense and rare
flowers, and containing a table loaded
w ith luxuries: Surel even that epicure
would havo been surprised.
The primitive Romans, with their
simple habits, could not have compre.,
hended the refined profligacy of their
descendants subsequent to the reign
On a couch, stuffed with feathers,
covered with quilts and ornamented
with quaint designs of Babylon, re
olined Claudius. He wiped his fat red
face, boasted of his corpulence; drank
goblet, after goblet of Falornian wine,
which example was followed by his
guest, till the whole house resounded
with Bacchanalian songs and mean.
At a private entrance to this dwel
ling, a woman paused in a cautious,
listening attitude, seemingly satisfied,
that her departure will be unosserved.
She leaves the house. Safe for one
night, at least, for Claudius, his senses
benumed with wine, will not think of
his brother's orphaned child for hours
Indeed! the attentions this jovial
epicure bestows on his neice aro scarce
at any time. If a thought of her ever
visits his mind, it is how he will divest
himself of her care, and retain the
ample sum of gold bequeathed her by
Cloelia, her youthful form, conceal
ed by her long cloak, hurries through
the most unfrequented by ways of the
city. On, on, to the Appian way,
whore she enters a labyrinth, which
communicates with the catacombs
beneath. She has como to witness the
burial of one of the sect of Nazarene.
Soon the simple rites are over. The
Chiristians disbandcd, one by one, to
seek their respective abodos. Cloclia
pursuet)s hecr homeward way cau tiously,
rapidly, her mind filled with peace
ful, happy thoughts of t he religion she
has embraced. At a bend in the nar
ro~w labyrinthi she is threading lher
atten tion is attracted by a slight noise,
putting out her hands, they come in
contact with a human form. A spy
of thme Emnperor, the thought filshd
through her mind, and she stands
trembling, terror stricken, thinking oI
the dark faito that awaits the little
band of wvorshippiers. For th's person
had doubtless marked every individ
un of the congregation as they en
tered and retired. And certainly i.
tie mercy could be expected from
Domitian, who had caused the Apos
ilo JTohn to be thr ownm into a caldron
of' hurning oil.
"Will yout "uido one that has lost
his way to the upper world?" The
melodious voice half' reassured Cloclia,
and after a short explanation, she
consented to act as guide. 11cr comn
p~anion cannot be Greek or Roman;
his voice decides that before they
reach the open way where she catches
a glimpse of his face by moonlight.
He tells her, lhe is Geta, a British
slave, owned b'y Lepidus. They part,
only to meet again and again. Be
coming friends Cloolia at length in
troduced Geta to the little band of
Christians with which she was con
Midday, Geta wonders idly through
the streets of Rome; a favorite slave
he is, a menial in naught save the
name, and apparently shares the
love of Lepidus, with his only son
Ge ta passed the litter of Maxamina,
a haughty Roman lady. Being sum
moned by her attendants, ho turned
and alproached the litter. Maxamina
asked a few questions, commanded
Geta to bring to her home a present
offered her by Valerius; bestowed a
soft look on the slave from her bold,
black eyes, and the litter moved on.
Geta, later in the day with Yalerius'
gift, turned to seek the house of Max
amina, his mind filled with thoughts
of Cloelia and the Nazarene.. He, I
was almost pursuaded to be a Chris, .
tian; but the wild legends of the 4
North; the graceful superstitions of
the Romans still clung to his imagin,
He thought of the delicate beauti- I
ful Cloehia; the dangers she incurredt
in seeking the poor home of a day
laborer beyond the Tiber to meet the
members of her sect. He knew she I
would 'suffer, yea die for her creed.-- I
Yet would not the fanatiocal worship- I
per of Jupiter or Vesta do the same! I
Tbus musing ho e.acd h alatn. 1
residence of theIRoman lady. A fe,
male slave ushered himinto the pres
once of her mistress.
IIaZamina, partially reclined on a
low couch In a carefully darkened
room, her rich !robo swept the floor,
ber blaue eyes were even more bril
liant than usual. AP she smiled her
teeth shone white as pearl under her
full red lips; her hand covered with
rings to the joint of each finger she
gave, in welcome to Geta to kiss.
After lingering a few moments the
slave turned to depart. When Maxa.
wina offered him a gold bracelet, he
extended his arm. She bent to clasp
the band of gold around the firm,
white wrist. Nearer, nearer Lill her
cheek almost touched his, and her
silky, black hair falls over his shoulder.
Will the haughty, lovely Maxamina
bend to woo a barbarian, a slave!
"Geta, why will you not love me. I
offer you every good gift, gold that
will purchase your freedom three
The Briton hesitates; the vision of
a German slave he has seen slowly dy
ing, nailed to a cross,just without the
city rises to his mind. Again he seems
to hoar the moans, as the rays of a
noon-day sun beat down pitilesaly on
He is a slave that fato may be his.
Lepidus is kind but agod' and who
would trust the cruel, selfish Valor,
In the meanwhile Cloolia has sought
the place where Geta usually jons her.
Moment after moment pass, still no
Geta comes. She wonders to the
more frequented streets.
Suddenly she finds herself surround
ed by a crowd, the worshippers of
Isis. Her vail is torn from her face
and she caught in the strong arms of
a man is borne onward towards the
Templo as a sacrifice to the Deity.
Gota, whose dolayance has caused
the mischief arrives to rectify it. le
tells the Romni&,, that c'arries Cloelia,
to the earth and bears, the half fitint
ing tormn of the girl', out of the crowd.
W lion G'ta reachied the plree, w here
Cloelia had promised to await his
comning, and found her gono, hc stoo~d
f or a few momen t s ir re.,ai te. TIurn-i
inig he saw two slaveo girls laughting
at his~ ap)pare&nt discomvfiture. "' our1
bride has been here and( left ant hour
1dince," laughed the saneyv J ul ia.
Geta seizedl hier arm as~ n-le retreats~
ed with m uch detet mi ination A nd
she, at length, told himi all n-he knre w.
W~Vhich cw en'abled himi to res-cue
J ulia, t he slave sough t the home ( i
her mnistre-ss, the haaught ay Ma:xuaina.
She tol J her of'her meeting w'ith Geta
and his apparent in terest anid agita
tion at thlo I absence of Cloei a. She
also descirbed mninutely to her mis,5
tress the formn iand face of Cloelia.
Maxamina had taken a strange
whim to love the hanadsomo young
Briton Pampereud from herebildhood,
spoiled by wealth and alttenhiona; she
never dreamed, that, ho might, not r -
ciprocate her passion.
N ow mad with jealousy and ro
sont ment she0 detor mined that Geta
should be food for the beasts in the
Amphitheater. She know that Va
lerius cared for and would promise
anything she might demand. During
his next visit, long before he left the
presence of his enchantress, he had
promised her that Geta should con
tend with Sparticus, the Gladiator, at
the coming showui.
Old Loepidus regretted the proms
iso of his son, concerning his favorite
slave; but the word of Valerius was
p~ledged; and it only remained for him
10 see that Geta was carefully pre,
pared for the occasion.
The young Briton heard the ar,
rangements with a thrill of pleasure.
What was life as a slave, ho could nev
wr claim Cloelia! If succeseful Lepidus
promised him freedom and a purse
wvell filled with gold. lie spen t the in
~ervening time at the Gladiator's
chool, and at the side of Cloolia. She
ittle dreaming of the fearful contest,
,vhich awaited her companion. Cloclia
mad excused herself attending the
Amphitheater. Claudius had left his
ome; when Nina, Cloolia's attendant
sold her of the coming conltest, between
seta and the old Gladiator. For a
noment she doubted her slaves state
neDt; then remembering Geta's words
Lnd farewell the evening before; she
cnows what, Nina Bald to be only too
rue. Dismissing Nina, she kneels In
>rayer, alternately hoping and de
pairing; now Geta returns to her, no
onger a slave, like a dog subject to
he wi'al of another. Then she sees
be broad white brow, the yellow
ock~s bathed in blood, and the bright
>luo ese look uD bravely as be naa
the coming deathblow. The slow
hours drog themaselves away, ovening
comes at last, Bhe bears that Geta is
free, unhurt and retires to her chan
ber to shed tears of joy.
A few days later they meet in the
ruins of an old Temple to talk of the
future and com!ng happiness. Well
may they be happyl Domitian has
been poisoned by Domitia.
Nerva, the succeeding Emperor,
has published a pardon for those con
demnod, and forbid the accusing of
any one on the account of christianity
No more will their beloved sect have
to meet in secret, as a band of robbers; -
or be hunted to death by the dogs of
the law. Geta is free, a christian, hav
ing felt the peace, that passes all un
derstanding; that internal evidence
has expelled Ml. fears and doubts.
Gazing in Cloolia's dark eyes Geta
pictures their future home, their coun -
try villa in vine clad Modena. And
she dredms of that home and happi
TO CLOZL OUT!
The balance of our stock
will be closed out at ex
NEW YORK COST,
to make room for our
immenlWse stock of
Spring and Surmmer
TO AER~IVE 800N~ r
Ju~t receivedI andi rendy fo npec-,
tion, a lar'ge and aurntretive
FIN E SU ITS,
TO BE MADE TO( OlRDER.
dee 23, 1880 14 S
HOMESTEAD & EXEMPTION
NOTICE is hierebn given that MRS. MIN
NWl L. McF~A LL, widow of James M. Mc
Fall, deceased, late of the County of Pickens,
South Carclina, has made application to me
for Ihomestead in the real estd'te belonging to
the Estate of said deceasied, and 'that.1 will
pass upon the suame at my office in the Court
house, at Pickens, South Carolina, on Thurs
dlay, the 28th~ day of April, 1881, at 11
o'clock, A. M
J. J. LEWIS, 0.0 P.
march 24, 1881 28 5
A NOTE givn to E. S. Griffin by T. ..
Hiunter' and Job Smith, for Two Hun
dred Dollars, dated February the 6th, 1880,
has been misplaced or lost. All persons are
hereby forewarned not to trade for said Note.
E. 8. OIhFFIN.
march 3, 1881 84 8
0O00ACRE80F GOOD LANDS FOR
.Sale, from $1.00, $2.00, and
$8.00 per acre. Apply to
0. A. TICKLE,
Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.
march 8, 1881 24 4
Notice to Teachers~.
FOR the convenience of all concerned, I
..hereby give "otice that I will he in my
Offios at Pickens Court~ house on each SA LE
DAY and 8d SATURDAY In every month,
r'ho short tim~e remaining in which to visit
the schools during the Spring Sassion, pre.,
vents my being there more freuenly
feb 24, 188R1 2R 2a