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PIOKENS 0. H., 8. C.:
TIUUDA&, AP9ffL i, 1887,.
For nseription,$1.50 per annnn, for u)
onths, 75 cents; strictly In advance.
Advertisements inserted at one dollar pei
eqare of one inch or less- for the first inser,
-n and fifty cents for each subsequent in,
orLtion. Liberal discount made to merchanti
eid others advertising for six months or b
Obituary Notices and Tributes of Respec
barged for as advertisements.
Announcing Candidates fve dollars, it
The Columbia Water Power Com.
.,..ny have served notice on the Di,
ctors of the Penitentiary that the3
.:sire the 250 convicts, granted b%
L of the Logislature, to commenc<
vork with on the canal, on the first
.y of next month. T"ho Directorg
I have to comply with this domand
a.nd it will not n1ow bo possible for
thnem to mako the Ponitenitiary self
;Ipporting as they hoped to do.
1L is 111rd to tell whlt effect the
b.:iso of the Air Lino Railroad will
:.vo on its future managoiemit. It
fy he possiblo that the now compa
I will inatigurate a system of dis,
iniination against local freights,
td it may be possible that they will
..o more liberal in this respOct than
heir predecessors. Tie alone will
i-volop this. But there is one thing
we hope they will do, and that is,
1.eOp in charge of the road its present
-Clo and popular general manager,
ol. Foreacre, and the efficient gen
ral ticket and passengor agent, W.
. Houston. Thoso gentlemen have
roven themselves to be the right
-ion in the right place, and it is the
~opO of every e who has any busi
iess connetion with the road, that
1 hose gentlemen will be retained ini
Trhe United State. Senate is still in
SessiOn, neitheor party is willing to
g;ive away and break the dead lock.
The Democrats seem to have the ad
vantage and are making good pointe
on the Republicans every day. The
e.xtra sossion was called by the Pre.
ident to consider appointments, and
.he Domocrat~s express their willin.
108s to go on with this business and
tdjourn; but the Republicans aftter
purchasing Mahone, endeavored tc
"eorganize the entire Senate before
doing anything else. Senator Hlamp.
'on made a capital sp)Oech last week.
in which ho suggested that in as muchi
as changes of a bargan betwven Ma,
hone and the Republican Senators had
been made, there should be an invesr
tigating commrittee ordered. This i,
Lhe last thing the Republicans intend
to submit to. Mnho tried to bull.
loze Voorhoes of Indliana, the other.
dlay, but the tall sycamore of tlht
WVabash intimated that lhe might ordo:
Ben Hill to shut uip, but he was noi
that sort of a "Jutne Bug," and if h<
wanted to vindicateo his "honor" hi
would accommnodato him. So the wil
of words continue, and it may tak<
all summer to fight it out.
Cotton and Guano.
The Greenville Daily News, witl
commendable zeal, has made an cf.
fort to ascertain the prop~ortion o
trade in cotton and fertilizers in up
per South Carolina for the past sea
son, as comnpared with the preceding
A nswers from eleven points, viz
Gree~nville, Columbia, Ne wberry, Tay
lora's station, Air Line Railroad, Gaff
noy City, Air Line, Williamston
Donald's, Hodges, Green wood, Pros
perit~y and Pomaria, gives the follow.
ing results, as recapitulated by the
Shipments of cotton from 11 points
eported. 6 months of this season, 126,
81 bales; shipments of cotton from 10
points during whole ot last season
90,595; total increase (A t months over
lyi-10 pointa: 6,254
HOOece' ta of fertilizers at 10 pointe
r prted,O months ot this seaon, 11,
2 receipts of fertilizers to 9 point's
r perted, whole of last enson, 6,291
1. os; total incresaeo of 6 mon ths ove:
S, at 9 pointe-219 tons.
H~enry Lill, the oolored man wh<
k lied Mr. T V. Skelt'en In HartwelI.
(i Ia$i month, was triod and convie
t of murder last week, and senten.
ge to*be hanged on the 24d of A pril
Lt will be the first sentene of capi
n inhment *ter exeented inLIar
* Directors Meeting.
The Directors of the A tilantlo and
French Broad Valley Railroad, held
a mieting at Bolton on 29th ult. The
Board was called to order by Preai
dent Bowen, who stated that the pur,
poses for which the meeting had boon
called were to accept the amendment
to the -charter, passed at the last sej
sion of the Legislatuse, and to hear
from promtnent gentlemen of Abbe.
ville County in reference to the pros.
pects of aid from that County. Col.
Bowen then road the following letters
of encouragement from our distingui
shed and able Judges, McGowan and
Thompson, also a letter from the lHon
J. P. Deaver, conveying the informa
tion that the necessary charter had
been obtained in North Carolina, its
ABBEVILLE, S. C., March 29, 1881.
Major W. K Bradley:
My DEAR FRIEND-I havOthis mo.
ment heard that none of our .people
from the villagro will bo at the Rail
roadi meeting at Belton. I am over
whelmed with work at this last mo
ment, or I would pack up and go with
I hope you will represent us, and
let it be ki.own that we feel the deep
est interest in the enterprise, and in
sist, upon a compliance with the Obar
ter, and that the liad shall cOme by
this place. We will undertake to do our
whole duty in the matter. I know
I speak the sentiment ot this commu,
nity, and I hope you will so represent
it to the meeting.
I have not time to tay more. You
must represent us.
Sincerely and truly your friend,
ABBEVILLE, S. C., March29, 1881.
R. E. Bownen, Esq.:
DEAR SIR-Mr. Bradley informs me
he is on his way to attend a Railrond
meeting, at. which if my engagements
permitted, I would have been glad to
be present myself.
1 think you may accept Mr. Brad
ley's assurances that our peoplo as a
body tire in earnest about tho lHond.
We do wish the Road constructed
upon the line designated by yourself
and Dr. Brown when hore last. year.
I think 1 may say Iaurcher, that our
ed'orts will not, be confinecd to wishes,
but that when the time comes wo will
be prepared on our part to contribute
our full proportion to the building of
Our desire is that no action may be
taken which will change the course of
the Road from that, just proposed.
I beg you to receive for yourself
my kindest remembrance.
DEAVER's, N. C., March 28, 1881.
Col. R. E. Bowen, Pickens, . C.
D)EAa Sia-L intended to have writ
ten you Irom Raleigh in tegard to
our Railroad chazrter, but was nick
the last week of the session. I have
not a copy of the charter, but will en,.
dleavor to give you the points. Ours
is a copy of yours with the necessaary
ebange of namies, &o. Counties, town-.
ships, towns and cities are allowed to
subscribje in theo samie manner as pro
videa in youe charter. The corpora
tors are allowed to organize when
flee thousand dolhiws shall hav'e been
subscribed to capital stock. Five
years are uhiowed to begin work.
Power to connect at Eastatoe Gap
and at any othber pomnts deemed prop
or by the Company, and with any
other roads in this State is granted.
We have an equal chance with all
other roads, in which the State has no
interest, for convict labor. Power to
condemn lands for right, of' way, ne,
cessary buildings, &c.
In tact, 1 think the charter quite
liberatlyand ample in its provisions.
Thuere was quito a scuffle for con
vict, labor for the various roads in
the State, and an equal chance withl
other' roads was the best could be
I am much gratified to hear f'avora,
ble accounts of your progress and
pr'ospects of success. Our peOople are
talking about holding a meeting at
an early day, of which you will he
niotitied in due time. Will be glad to
hear Ifrom you at any time, and to
furnish you any information in my
poe.Very truly yours, &c.,
J. P. DEAVER.
On motion of lion WV. C. Brown the
amenement to the charter was accept-.
The meeting was then addressed
by lion W. K. Bradley, Prof. Young,
Mr. Hlalden and another gentleman
from A bbevillo, w hose name we regret
we did not learn. Those gentlemen
wore all sanguine of success, and
pledged on behalf of A bbeville County
$50,000 by township taxation, and it
is asserted by responsible gentlemen
that fifty thousand more can be raised
by private subscription. Edgefiold
will grade the road from Edgefield C.
H I. to Trickem on the Augusta and
Greenwood Road. The connection
from Edgefiold to Aiken, is now about
completed, and It is confidently belie
ved that, sufficient funds will be speed
ily raised to grade the road to the
'orth Carolina line. Our North Car
freinim are i~ahigm hol of .
prise Ingood earnest, and propose to
do their dutyst The prospects of the
riad brighten daily and it Is now con
ceded, oni all sides, to be a cettainty.
CUoKIN4 ow CB LUsTON. -The re
port Is ourrent that the Danville
combination have obtained control of
the Spartanburg and Union Railroad,
and itis presumed that this will be
followed by the purebage of the Spar
tanburg and Asheville railroad at the
sale on next Monday. This will give
the Danville Octopus a line nearly
completed to Asheville, North Carolh.
nia, with the prospect of early connee-%
tion with Knoxville and Louisville,
thus choking off Charleston from the
Western connection when nade.
Surely there is many a slip--The
News and Courier.
When the Atlantic and French
Broad Valley Road is completed to
Aiken, Charleston will have a better
and more direct route to the West
thar any other South Atlantic sea
port. Will she aiid in the construe
tion of this important enterprise, or
will shehcontine to treat it indifferent.
ly, and let Augusta arid Port Royal
secure the prize? We shall see,
The Methodist Organ.
-'The Methodist.congrega.ti-n at
t his place are now greatly divided on
the question of the location of the
churuti organ. Jleretoforo it stood
near the pulpit, but recently it was
moved back near the wall close to the
entrance to the building. A number
of the congregation want it moved
back to its old location because it was
thero more conveniently situated for
the use of the.Sunday-school. Those
favoring the new location proposed to
get a now organ for the use of the
Sunday-school if the present organ
was allowed to remain where it now is.
This proposition was thought inpra,
ticable by the other party, and the
matter now rests over until the next
meeting which takes place abnut a
month hence. In the nantirne we
suggost a compromise of this matter.
Let the organ be placed at the side of
the pulpit in front.-Press and Ban
It is evident the Press and Banner
men know not~hing about where te put
an organ, and had better say very lit.
tie about it. We say and propose to
stick to it, that the organ should be
placed in the gallery.-Abbeville Me
It is none of' our business but it is ev..
ident that neither of our' cotempora
ries know wvhere the organ shoukd be
placed. We are of' opinion the most
ap~prop~riate place for the org~an is the
contre of' the ch~urch, and hope our
Abbeville Me1thaodiit, iriends will ter
rminiate their dlificulty by adopting
The Air-Line Lease.
N EW ' oHK, Marc'h 27. -The A t.
lanta and Chiarlotte Air Line Rail
road was leased yesterday to the
Richmond and Danville Railroad Comn
painy under a~ peLrmafnn lease. The
contract provides that theO Danville
company shall pay all the interest
upon bonds of the Air Line Railroad,
and five per cent. on the stock of the
Air Line company. The bonded in,
debtedness is $4,750,000, bearing seven
per cent., arnd $750,000 bearing six
per cent. The stock of the Air Line
Railroad is $1,700,000. The contract
of the lease fiirthber provides tha~t
when the gross earninga of the Air
Line Railroad are $1,500,000 six per
cent. shall be paid on the stock, and
when those earnings amount to $1,
750,000 seven per cent. shall be paid.
The Richmond company are required
to expend $100,000 per annum for
betterments and Improvements on the
Air Line Railroad for the period of
ten yearR, and before the contract,
takes effect they aro compelled to de%
posit in a New York trust company
6500,000 of securities satistactory to
the Air Ling directors, as a pledge and
guaraty that they will faithfully per,
form all the covenents of the lease.
It is understood that a more favor,
able proposition for lease wvas made
by the Virginia Midland Railway
Company, but was not accepted. A
groat many of the holders of the Air
Line securities were "loaded" with
Richmond and Danville, and these
were afraid lest a lease to the Virgin.
ia Midland would ruin their interests
in the Danville road, and hence they
voted against the Virginia Midland
proposition, claiming however, that
their proposal of' lease, which was for
arve years and one per cent. interest
on stock above what Richmond offer.
ed, though bettor than the Richmond
and Danville contract came too late.
The majority of the vote in Green,
yille County In fayor of the $50,000
subeription to the Greenville and Lao,
jnna Railroad 1.29.
Our Washington Ltewar.
WAsUrno'roi, March 28 1881.
The dead.lok still continues In the
Senate, and unless one side or the oth.
er backs down it will continue so for
days to come. From what could be
learned from the Republican caubcus
on Saturday, there was a decided ex..
pression of disgust by a number df
Senstors at the attitude in which their
party is placed on account of the
trde made with Mabone, and it re
quired considerable persuasion to keep
them up to the sticking point. It
would have been more commendable,
however, if the Senators who have
scruples in this matter had been struck
with the qualms of conscience before
any portion of the bargain was con
summated and the Senate committees
appointed. It is an open secret that
at least two Senators were in the be
ginning of t'ais disreputable business
influenced to keep their peace by bo
ing designated for chairmen of impor
tant committees, which in the regular
order of precedence they are not, on
titled to. But it is too late for them
too turn back now; they have gone too
far, accepting their price for silence,
and now have no other alternative
than to proceed until their part of the
bargain is consumnated.
To day the Greenbackors will issue
a call tor a meoting of the National
committee. It will meet in St. Louis
sometime in May. The spirits have
not died out in the least,, but they still
profess confidence that their visionary
dreams will be realities, and talk of
of entering on a kind of perpetual
campaign, expounding their doctrine
and pus.ing their tenets whether an
election is pending or not.
The ott mooted question of an ex
tra session of Congress is now appar
ently settled. President Garfield is
reported to have said that no sosion
would be called. and there wont.
The a)j)opriULioU for Government
printing is neurly exhaustod, and a
furlough of the force now employed
will soonI take place, until the appro
priationl for the next, aseual year be,
Riot And Murder.
A bloody affray took place at Pen
dleton last Saturday night', in which
one, negro was killed outright atnd othi
era more or less serionsly injured with
kn1it'e wounds. As we are informned it
w-is aboutI10 or II1 o'clock when Milt
WVright, Joe and Bill Green, Jack and
B4ryey Brown, Ben Keels, Ehuas Car
ter, J tim Scot~t and Paul Rlichardon,
atll colored, assombed in the sleeping
r'omI ot' the work miae at, the tin sh' p
for the purpose of playing cards. Milt
WV right who was looking on, was ac
coimed by Paul Richardsoni of disclos,.
insg his~ hand to his opponients. .MIilt
<denied it with an. oath. which was re
turned by Paul, when Miltjumped on
Paul and comnmenced beatLing himir,
but, they were parted by Joe and Bill
Green. Wheni thuis was done Milt
asked Joe what ho had to do with it.
Joe replhed that lie only wanted to
part thenm, anid said that Milt ought
not, to jump on Paul, being so m)uch
larger than him. Milt then picked up
a tirodog in his right, hand and taking
his knife in nis left hand commenced
cutting and knocking right, and left to
get at, Paul. Bill Green, in trying to
hold him, was very badly out. M~lt
maid, 'Lot, me alone! Let, me kill hinr."
making at Paul with his knife, stab-.
bing him in the heart and kiling himn
instantly. These facts being brought
ont at, the inquest,, which was hold on
Monday by TIrial Justice Gail lard, act
ing Coroner. Milt Wright was lodged
in the calaiboose, but, during the night
made his escap~e on accdunt of the ini.,
security of the building and insufficient
precaution in guiarding him. At last
accounts ho was still at, large, but wvill
doutbtless be apprehended.-Anderson
The Literary Revolution-Change
This very remarkable enterprise
continues to make such progrees as to
astonish its friendv, and astound its en
emies. Its greatly increasing propor
tions have comnpelledI the removal of
its hend-quarters from the Tr'ibune
Building to the very large and beau
tiful building, No. 746 Broadway,
which is in the very midst of the
"book district" of Ne w York City, anid
therefore, of the publishing enterprise
of the nation. This building, though
six stories in height, 25 feet, front und
100 feet deep, is suffieient only for the
offiees and retail store of the Compa
ny. The manufacturing is carried on
in several large buildings located in
other parts of the city, thongh It is
contemplated concentrating themn soon
in one immense factory to be erectedl.
Their list of recent and early fort h
coming publications are extremely in,
teresting to all who enjoy what is
choicest in literature. T1he Library
Magasine is unique in both form and
r-harneter and altogether delightful in
riohness of ita contente. Of the books
anonounoed, Green's larget "History of
the Engileh People," reduced from $10
to $1; Carlyle's "Hipitory or the French
Revolution," reduced to 40 cents; Car
lyle's "Heroes and Hero worship," 25
cents, and the "Revised Now 'ro8ta
ment," which it promised to be man
ufactured with rapidity heretofore uni.
board of, will attract specil attbotion.
IL is worth while for every one who
has not seen it, to send and get illus
Lrated pamphlet, "Book Making and
'rype Setting by Stean," which will
be sent free. Addreps, the American
Hook Exchange, 764 Broadway, Now
Vo the Poor Sabbath Breaking
WRITIS BY W. M. SAY.
rou do secrate the Sabbath Day,
And will not go to church to p pay,
But rather to the grogshop go,
And Satan gloats to see it so.
A whiskey shop, the Devil's school,
Where he instructs many a fool;
There his pupils do often sin,
By drinking whiskey, rum and gin
There wrong and outrage tempest life,
With your profane and drunken strife,
And there you gnmble, cheat sad swer,
W hile awful cursings rent the air.
Your fleld's are full of grass and weeds,
While many things your children need.
Your drunker ways your wife does dread,
Wh ile your poor children cry for bread.
You spend y our money and your time
For poisonous drinks of every kind;
They s quander all your cash and wealt b,
And then destroy your mind and health.
They lead you on the road to crine
In pain and sorrow to repine
Then driv es yor seul to endles" woe,
Where nl the dying drunkurda go.
0 may you cease to drink and swear,
And raise your voice in humble prayer,
Then Christ will hear your a'ournfiul cry,
And bless you all before you die.
0 way these words of simple truth
Be a good wa ining to each yonith,
And may they cause old men to think,
And ease the Devil's bait to drink.
Professional Notice !
DR. JNO. M. CR ENSI1IAW having aittended
two complete courses of lectures in the Soiuth
Carolin MueIdical Coliege, respect fully ofl'ersi
his services to the citizens of P'iekens County,
Office at his residence near Dacusville.
march 81, 1881 29 2m
A. A. THOMAG, Corner 9th and F Streets,
Washington, D). C.. a tends to Pension and
Back Pay. Bount-y Claims collected. Cont
tested Land C'laims, Mineral and Agricult ur
al, attended to before thee Departmnent of' lhe
Initeuior and Supreme Court. Land War,
WITH its theory of the evolution of man from
uinimnals and his extinction at, dteath over
thrown. A personal God and an eternal ex
istence for man proven ty science. Infi lelity
and Materialism dethroned. The Wave theo
ry of Sound, taueght in colleges and high
schools for 2,600 year:Iproven to be a scientiflc
tallacy. Revolutionury in Sciece and1( the
most remarkable book of this or any othuer
age. Royal Octavo, 700 pages, handsomely
bound anud contalinin~g very superior likenes~ses
of the great, scientists of~ the age, $2 by mail
post paid. Local and Travelling Agents want.
ed- Circulars with cable of co utents and
"opinons of the Press" free to all.
SCH E LL & Co.,
52 Broad way, N ew York.
ap.7, 1881 30 3
Notice to Debtors & Creditors
A LL persons having demands against the
estate of T. J. McM1A iAN, decease
ed, will present them at once properly proved.
to the undersigned, or be forever barred of
all claim against the said estate; and all per
sons indebted to said estate will please come
forward and settle the same.
WM. McMAiIAN. Adm'r.
march 24, 1881 28 8
Notice to Debtors & Creditors.
A LL persons having demands against the
estate of JAME8k M. FA R R. deceased
will present them at once properiy proved, to
the undersigned, or be forever barred of al
claim agamnst the said estate; and all persons
indeb~ted fo said estate will please come for..
ward and settle the same.
IHENRLY W. FATR1 j dmr
mnaroh 24, 188 FA8 8~
N OTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given, that I will ap.
ply to 0. L. Duvont, Probate Judge for Pick.
ens Cmmnty, on 27th A prIl 1881, for leave to
make a final settlement of my Ward W. B.
FREEM AN, And ask to be discharged there.
from as Ouardlan
-BENTON 8. FREEMAN, Guardinn.
march 24, 1Si 28 65
N OTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice Is hereby given that I will apply
to 0. L. Durant, Probate Judge for Pickens
County, on Tuesday, 26th day of April next,
for leave to make a final settlement of thees
tate of JOHN 8. W ALKER, deceftsedl, and ask
to be discharged therefrom as Executrix
ELIEANOR J. WALKER, Ex'trix.
march 24, 1881 285
NOTICE TO FIDUCIlini~
NTOTICE is hereby given to all Guardians,
A dmilnisrators and Executors, who have
not made their annual return for the ya
18s1, to come forward and do so, or elsethe
law In siuch case, made and provided will be
enforced against them.
0. L, DURANT, s.r.P.e.
march 2, 1R8) '4
JUST RECE[VED OUR IM.
MENSE STOCK OF
GENTS' FURNISH ING GOODS,
Larger then Ever.
WE MANUFACTURE EVERY GARMENT
placed In our Stock, which enables us to sell
Goods at Wholesale Prices. That is what
other Retail Merchants hwre to pay for their
WE KEEP ALL
GRADES OF GOODS
Cheapest to the Very
Give us a call, and we will prove that w&
can do everything we say.
DON'T MISS TiE PLACE.
It is the second
From (lie Corner in the
GREENVILLE - S- . ,C
MR. M. W. FOR1D i still witle.he lalti
more Clothing Uouse, and lie wishes for his
friends to ca!l and see him whether they
want to buy anything of him or not.
np 7,1881 3) 3m,
CREEVLLE, S. C.
BRANCil OF L1UDDEN & IIATE~S' SAVAN.
KA~r, GA. F'RI(T AND TER.\S
The Phio for a Lire Time.
men lt: not ii.d~ ini other l~ii'tnm. whieb gra -
ly increiase the you-er and < qua.'ig of Lonse, *iu.
t hei r strength a nd aur ,!>ilit y
Southern Gem Piano,
The 1,est Pinnro ever produice-l for the money
MASON & H!AMLIN ORGANS
II ive iken the hirhes wrd tal h get
world's 3xiihtiion for tirteenC~ year.44ani
stand to daiy uuariva edJ.
PELOUBET & 00., and STERLING
Strictly Fi rst Cla&s; Jully Guaranteed; Em
tremiely Low P'rices.
MUSICA L 21I RW!! A NDIR, SIIE Nr
IU sic, niUolC BOOKS, 4-C.
A DDR ESS,
McSMITH MvUSIC HOUSE,
(Greenville, S. C.
CATALOG UES FRE.;
march 31, 1381 29
HOMESTEAD & EXEMPTIONr
NOTT0 E is herebn given th at M RS. M IN.
.L Nl E L. McF AI L , widow of James M. MC
Fall, deceased. late ot the County of Pjckens,
South Carclina, hast made applicat ion to me
for Ilomnesteaid in thie real estitte belonging to
the Estabe of saiid deceased. and1 that I will
pass upon the samie at my office in the Court
[louse, at P'ickensl, South Cairolin,. on T1hurs
day. thie 28th day of April, .1881, at 11
o'clock, A. M
J. J. LEWTS, a.c P.
march 24, 1881 28 6
HUGH SISSONS &SONS,
Importers, Dealers and~ Mannfacturers of '
Fuf nituec Nlabs, Altare,,
140 West Baltimore Bsreet,
AND CoKNERt NORITIl AND) MONUMEINT STRIUTS.
Drawings and Estimates Furnished Free.
- Baltimore, MD.
feb 17, 1881 22 1
DIC1PAxr AGENTS WANTED
L)1~J~~jj.LWe want a limited
number or active, energetic business canvass- 4
eta to engage In a pleasant and profitable
business. Good meni will finid this a rare
To Make Money.
Sitch will please answer this adverlisement
what business they have been -engaged in.......
None but those who mean busines, need ap-.
F NLEY H ARVEY & CO., A tlanta. 0.,
ALL. persons are hereby warned against
L.trading or having any dealings with my
father, JOHN WV. W ILSON, for he is of un.
sound mind, and not competent of doing any
business. MARY WYA f.
maroh 24, 1881 24