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D. F. BRADLEY. Editor.
PICKENS 0. H., S. C.:
THUESDAY, JUN1 2, 1881.
ror subscription, $1.50 per annum, for six
ths, 75 cents; strictly in advance.
.dvertisements inserted at one dollar per
ire of one inch or less for the first inscr.
and fifty cents for each subsequent in
'on. Liberal discount made to merchants
others advertising for six months or by
Obitniary Notices and Tributes of Respect
inrged for as advertisements.
Announoing Candidates five dollars, in
n the Greenville News of the 29.h ult. we
ice that Mr. J. P. Looper gives a statem
it of the Revenne affair, which differs
MIely in several important particulars from
j) t published in Tim SENTINEL. As the
eole matter will doubtless bo investigated,
wve will not discuiss the relative prepondor
n'ce of the testimony.
Stanley Matthews has been conhirmed by
I hw Uniied totes Senate as Associato .ustice
,r the Suiprcne Court, by one maj ority. le
aild to have been the choice of Ja1y Goild
hose 1money 1111d inflieni ce, it it! asert so
red his confirmation. Aany of hlie leniling
urnals on(l lawyers of the country opposed
s confirmation on the ground, principally,
1At lie has been the attorney and friend of
!!filroads and oiher oppressive monopolies.
Sunday in the Queen City.
Cincinnatin now has a Democratic Mayor
sd a Christian Sabbath. For some time
!:ck ilie was ruled by an oldGernian, backed
ai police force wyhose living depended on
3 good will of the Mayor; and the Mayor,
turn, held his position at the will of the
rinan element which demanded the free
m of its Fatlher Land. But the scene has
anged. Managers of theatres and keepers
saloons were promptly arrested for viola
n of the dunday Ordinances, and in the
ture, Democratic rule in that city, will give
ace for brawls and quiet for confusion on
ie Sabbath day.
The Pickens Raid.
IThe Greenville News of the 28th ultimo
t ys: "It transpires from a trustworthy
,..urce that the party of raiders whose raid
*sulted in thoe shooting of Joab Alexander,
~ar Recky Bot tom, in Pickens County re
ntly, were not commissioned officers and
haid no warrant for Alexander in their pos
ssion. It is believed that an investigation
J the facts of the affair will prove, in addi
l ion to the above, that the shooting was to,
W iy unprovoked and uncalled for in every
.mne of the word, and will lay the party who
-iid the shooting liable toe indlictnment for
,urder if' Alexandelr should die, and if not,
*r assault and battery with intent to kill.
The French Broad Railroad.
The Abbeville Medium ays: "The effort, to
nuild thuis Road is meeting with success. The
people along the proposed route are fully
a~iv to the importance of the enterprise, and,
o far, have responded with liberality to
very call for subscriptions. The comple
Ion of the Road Is absolutely necessary for
he futnro prosperity of this place and of the
ection through which it will pass. Thme
easons for the Road are much plainer than
vere ever shown for the construction of any
. her-line in this county. It is a part of the
1. reat, line which is to unite the fertilocount ry
of the Northwest with our sea coast. Going
,iirectly to Port Royal we will reach the best
arbor on the Atlantic south of Norfolk and
ihll be put in direct communication with
oreign ports. No argument, is nocessary to
prove the adlvantages to our scction from such
"Thme Medium stands ready to do anything
a its power to advance this scheme. It is
est, however, that thme enterprise should
i ene uight. The survey of the route
should be made at once and the exact line of
he read marked out. la this way there cn
be no possible ground for contention and
f:utit finding after work is commenced in earn..
ust. The public should know the cost of the
tioadl and tihe probable difliculties to be over..
)me. This is (lie business view of It and if
1hme road is to be a success at all, it must be
built on business principles. We say all thuis
t o prevent any wrangle like the one now In
progress concerning the Savannah Valley
Road. Such things are unpleasant and there
s no profit, or senuse in them. Let us start
our Road right, manage it right and finish it
&eneral Mahone's Predicament.
SThe Washington correspondent of the New
T1 ork Sun telegraphs: "Well, this places me
in a devil of a fix," said Mahone Monday
imdgbt. "I don't like it. I don't understand
it, to begin with. Garfield's my friend, and
Conkling's my friend. I want thoem to be
friends. I have regretted the events of thme
pa~st few weeks In connection with these New
Y ork nominations. Still I hope that It will all
come out right in the end. 1 want to see thme
1tepublican party solid-every element in it
in harmony with each other. It is the party
of progress, of liberty, of liberal ideas. lt
ought not to be torn with dissensions and
Mr. R. J. Davis, a brakeman on the Colum-.
bia and Greenville Railroad, was knocked
from the train by a- water tank at Piedmnont
last week and almost inst~atRly killed.
Pol. Thomas A. Scott, the great ailroad
Mdej dMq& at Clifton. Pa_. Oan the l1st nit,
The Amferican Revised Now Test
The Literary Revolution is prompt with Its
edition of the Revised Testament. The Drit
ish monopolists "unohained" their edition on
the morning of May 20th, and at 8 80 P. M.,
the same day, the American edition was all in
type, and of the various editions of the entire
Testament and the Gospels published separ
ately as many as 60,000 copies a day will be
manufactured till the demand is met. The
prices for the very hansome editions, in type
nearly double the size of- the British edition'
are as follows:
The New Testament complete for 10 cents.
The Gospels complete for 7 cents.
The Gospels separately, each for 2 cents.
And in various forms and styles, up to full
Turkey Morocco, gilt edges, for the new and
old versions on pages facing for 1.50.
This edition is for sale by the leading book
sellers of the United States, or they will be
sent by mail on receipt of price. Liberal teris
are allowed to clubs. Address, American
Book Exchange, 704 Broadway, New York.
The Kansas Liquor Law.
Governor St. John, of Kansas, sends the
Raleigh Advocate the following letter, in reply
to the question whether the Stite Law prohib.
ited the use of wine at the Sacrament of the
Lord's Supper, &c.:
ToPEKA, March 13, 1881.
What is known as the Kansas Temperance
Prohibitory Law in no manner interferes with
the sale of any tincture or compound used
solely for medicinal purposes, nor does the
law prohibit, the manuifacmure of perfumery
that is not used as a beverage; nor does it. di
rectly or indirec ly prohibit the use of wine in
the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. All re
ports to the contrary are instigated and circu
lated by the Whiskey Ring to try and break
the force of the law recently enacted in this
State, which bids fair to become an entering
wedge that shall open the way to absolute pro,
hibition throughout the entire land of the
manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors
as a beverage.
Notwithstanling the law does not. take effect
until the first of May next, the wisdom of the
policy of prohibition in Kansas is already vis
ible in the closing of the saloons in nearly all
of the interior towns of the State, and after
the first day of May we shall not have an op
en bar in Kansas. Our people are determin
ed never again to be guilty of giving the sonc
tion of law to a great evil. Very truly yours,
JoHN P. ST. JOHN.
Our Washinigtoi Letter.
WASHINGTON, May 30. 1881.
We have had a week of lively sensations in
politics. Mr. Conkling, who has bcen the
subject of a'great deal of discussion 'and dis
sension for sonmc years, wound up his career
with "the greatest effort, of his life," and of
course it created a comimotion. Conkling is in
the habit of creating a commotion; but it be,
gins to look as though he had overdone the
thiug this time. What was intended for a
sensational drama-to secure admirat ion, sym
pathiy, and delay-fell upon the country in tihe
first act as a farce, and ended in a tradegy
the political death of the principal star. Umi
ted States 8enators seldom die, and never re,
sign; and Mr. CJonkling is one of tihe laist men
who would be suspected of voluintarily retir
ing from political life. Nobody no0w believes
that his late step was taken with that end in
view. But it seemIs likely he has mliscalcula
ted the effect and over estimated his striengthI.
From all that can be learned up to th is tio
lie has very litt le chance of obtaining the vin
dication ho sought, or even of saving his po
litical neck. Some sympathy is felt for Mr.
Platt, whom Mr. Conkling led off by the car
and whose senatorial career is thuns cut short
before it, had fairly begun. Platt probably
"Since so soon I am done for,
I wonder what I was begun for?"
But Conkling is credited with having miadc
him, so of course it was his privilege to un.
make him. Mr. Platt must have said to himi
self, 'Conkling is mighty; ho giveth and lhe
taketh away.' It is rather hard however, for
the new Senator enjoyed his position, and had
just purchased a fine house in Washington.
The feeling here is very dliverse. Mr. CJonk,
ling has many admirers and friends, especial..
ly amongfl the late supporters of Grant, and the
Admuinistration is bilauriy aissailed by thoem as
wvell as by the "star route" crowd. Yet. a very
decided mlajority of the Republicans are with
the President. It could not be otherwise.
Without inquiring into the real sentiments of
the politicians, we all know that Senators and
Congressmen who want favors, and oflice-holdl
ers or office-seekers who have or want posi,
tions are not very likely to turn against, the
hand that dispenses. Tihis is one great ad
vantage possessed by the Administration all
throngh such a contest, especially in a spoils
and plunder party, such as the Rtepublican or
ganization now Is. Meanwhile all this is nut~s
for the Democrats. You can't find one in
Washington anywhere who hasen't a broad
grin on his honest countenance. Said a Dem
ocratic Senator to me last hlight: Any Dem
ocrat wiho is not satisfied with the way things
are 'working now, ought to drown himself."
But it is to be hoped that., until an opportuni
occurs to directly and .unmistakably profit by
doing otherwise, a policy of non--interference
will be iraiutained. Nothing has been gained
in the past by going into combinations to kill
off one Republican to elect and advance anoth,.
or. The party gained nothing by helping to
defeat Chandler with Christianey and Matt.
Carpenter with Cameron in 1874. Both men
elected by Democratic votes, were meaner and
more illiberal in every way than the ones de
feated. if Conkling is defeated by Repulhlic
an votes well and good, lnit Democrats should
think twice before they contribute their
strength to the work. It is a question,
whether Conkling returned would advantage
the Democrats of New York or of the nation
as much as Conkling in the Senate acting in
dependently of the Republican caucus and
fighting the Administration.
FLATTSnixaO GAaFBIILD.-Private Secretary
Nichol went to Garfield one morning recently
aud said. "Conkling says he wants a chance
to look you in the eye and tell you you are a
iar. How much longer, General, are you go
lng to stand this sort of thing?" And he re
ports Garfield as replying in those deep gut
tural tones that he uses when most, excited:
"He. wants to look me in the eye dd& he! Let
him come into this room, and I will look him
in the eye when he comes in, and give him my
boot when he goes out."--Sprinfid Repub
The Pat ilberty.
MI. EDITO*5: 0nio at Libei'tf was a
success la ponIdfa&ttehdance. The pleasant
sense of freedos 'the open afr always gives,
the charm of the now green woods, and the
novelty of talkIng andeatirg Oypsy fashion,
out under the trees, causes all who can to
attend. It is a latent spice of vagabondism,
more or less developed in all of our natures,
that leads to this keen appreciation of such
va grant pleasures. The restless touch of the
spring's soft, yet intense breoth, the feeling
of non-restral nt in the wide woods, and the
picturesque disorder and confusion appeal to
all our lawless propensities, and proclaim
our relationship with that much abused or~
der, the Brotherhood of -'Tramps."
The picnic was held in a grove near the
Baptist Church-a Sunday School festival.
The earlier part of the day was quite pleasant,
though as a lively yong lady present ro
marked, "Dusty enough to please the most
There were enough present to represent
all the eleinents that go to make up the regu
lation picnic. There were the "Old Folks"
who had shaken their heads and voted against
the picnic all the time as "Young Ones' fool
ishness," trying to wear long faces, and
guiltily conscious that they are having as
"good a time" as any body- There are knots
of farmers talking crops and the weather,
and here and there with a shade more of im
portance, politics. Pretty girls'in exaggera
ted rush hats, and bright colors grouped
about under the trees entertaining their at,
tendan t cavaliers, and perfect crowds of mer
ry children, wearing on their bright face,
that look of expectancy so beauttful'in child.
hood of unknown pleasures to be discovered
and new happiness realized.
Very good addresses were delivered to the
Sunday School by Rev. Mr. McLecs and Mr.
Julius lloggs. Mr. McLees gave a clear and
distinct statement of the great moral good
accomplished by Sunday Sohools independ
ent of the church.
Dinner was then announced and eaten with
evident relish in true camp style.
About "the spring" the barefoot boy reigned
supreme. They climed trees, threw rocks at
imaginary squirrels, bent pini-hooks to fish
in 'the branch," and with inventive genius,
won detful to behiold iii minds so young, de
tailed marvelous accounts as brilliant as they
were incredible of their encounters with the
''spreadin' nadders" and rattle snakes they
hal demolished in the surrounding bushes.
One handsone little brown--eyed fellow, with
lhe bim of his wide straw hat torn half way
off, stood a little aipart from the othaers, and
kept up a '"r-uning fire"' of cool citiicism on
each new comecr, that. would have done credit
to a ' down town"' repoI Ier, or the most ap
proved dandy of the season, eye glass anad
The weather after dinneri waIs extremely
wa rm. '1 here was a p'romuiselof' the usual
picnic shower. There were the stereotyped
questions, 'liow have you enjoyed yourself?"
and. "Ilave you had a pleasant day?" and
soon a genieraul dispersion. There were sev.,
er-al from Centrial who returnmed to await t he
cominig of thle train at L-iberty, where they
met withI thle gr-eatest cour-tesy- andl kmidness,
anid for:med so Ie plecasa nt acquna inances.
AllI ret urned( hiomea ti red bunt good h umrd
The clihilren looking like little snow-wilted
potumn ias, thei ir mar mvelouns advenm turles seen
in a more subdued light, but1 still very well
sat isfied with their day in the woods.
ArUIIsTA, May 21.--The centeunnial ce!e--I
brat ion of the capture of For-t Galphin at 8il-.
ver fluff,* Aikenm Coui ty, was largely attended
to-thy. Ablot hvo thlouisanid people werec 1
presett, incoluading a numbeor from A ugiusta.
The only militar-y comnpamn par-ticipat ing in
the ceremonies was the P'almieto Rtifles of Ai
ken. The exercises took place ini an oak
grove, the site of a grave.yard wher-e Galph in,
the fomuder of' the fort., was buried. They
wvere opened with music, after- which Mr. E -t
S. hlammtond, chairman of the cenitenniall com% (
mittec, inti-oduced G3eorge Galphain, a gr-eat- ),
grand~son of the foundter of the fort., as the
chiairmiian of the occasion. A prayer by the
Rev. Mr. Bradford followed, and Col. C. C
Jones, of Augusta, delivered an able historic al
addr-ess, at the conclusion of which letter-s
wer-e iread fr-omi Governor Ilagood, Senator's
Illmton and Butler, Judge Magrath and oth
er-a regi-et ing their inabilit~y lo be present, and 5
expressing sympathy with the celebration.
A fler the close of the regular exercises the
crowd engaged in danoing.
SUMPTER, S. C., May 28,-Lagt night the]
house of Allen Thonmpson, colored, ten miles
from hero, caught fire. Thompson and wife
and t wo children were burnt-probably fatal
ly-and the other two children burnt to death.
ALBANY, N. Y., May 28.-The morning
Express, which represents the Conklinig sec..
tion, this morninug gives up all hope of scour
ing a cancus. It says: '-We have been over
ridden in this matter; thme party has been
overridden. The prospects are, in consequence
of the withdarawal of enough names to reduce
the signatures below the required number, thiat
thle Republicans will proceed to a vote with,
out settling their party affairs by themselves."
Iharvard students recently made a tremons
dous hit in Boston by enacting the Oedipus of
Sophocles. Mr. Riddle, of Charleston, 8' C.,
carried off the honors of the evening.
The Womon's Missionary Society
which met at Greenville last week
aftor a pleasant, anid what seems to
have boen a profitable meeting ad
journed sino dio. The next meeting
will be in the oity of Columbia.
Thousands of doves are still infest,
ing the rico fields of Wost Wateree.
In some placos the rice'has been re
planted two and three times, and
yet the stand is not good, owing to-its
destruction by the birds.
Six Mile Itenst
Ma. BDoTOR: As you have no regular cor
respondent from this part of our County, and
thinking as I do that it would confer an honor
on this section to be roprosented through
your Spicy paper, I have concluded to enlist
The farmers in this section have almost
subdued "General Green."
The area of cotton planted in this section of
our County ;a much larger than last year,
which I think is quite a mistake on the part
ot our farmers. They ought in my judgment,
make muore of their provisions at home and
save the tremendous per Leent that they have
been paying merchants for Western provi
sBions for the last eight or ten years.
I noticed one of your correspondeats spoke
in referOLco to the peach crop in his section.
I will say to yonr writers and to your moun
tain correspondent., that it has been our luck
to be deprived of this lucious fruit. But we
are not behind in everything. We have a
splendid country store conducted by Mr. W.
A, Payne & Brother, of Central. Mr. Payne
will probably, at an early day, use printer's
ink, as he is a gentleman of culture and
brainp. We also have a postoffice in ounr
immediate neighborhood, conducted by Mr.
J. T. O'Bryant, a worthy and.deserving young
gentleman. We also have two supurb vio.
linists, Bob and Tom, these gentlemen are
up to their profession.
Eastatoc is still moving along, though it is
very dry. Corn and cotton look well.
You cant scare us with the "hog up," if
your army want to charge the breastworks at
the fool, of the Blue Ridge. You may claim
to the top of the Blue Ridge, but we would
like to put up some kind of a line of fight at
the foot of the mountain, so we could rove
about through the mountains at case.
Win. Aikin has moved his family to his
Joab Alexander was seriously, if not fatally
shot, by J. P. Looper a few days ago. I am
told by those who have seen him, that 78 shot
hit him, some of them buck shot. It is said
his recovery is doubtful.
Give uu the prohibition law in preference
to so much of this uncalled for murdering up
of the men who arc accused of violating the
Revenue law. The law is bad enough at best,
aud ought to be in the hauds of our best and
uost moderate citizens. IL would be muchi
better for the Inr.King of whiskey to be en
tirely stopped and Ito have none shipped it
to the 8ta1e, than to have it as it is.
fock's Sun has boon looking up th<
millinery butiness, and it finds tha
thirty cents' worilh of velvet, threc
cen ts' worth ol wiro anid foarty centsa'
worth of~ feathors cana be stirred ujp
and sold for $:25.
It, was a. wise feitow who, aftor ro.
futsing to aicc.ept. at chiallcengo and( watS
threatoned enth being published asa
cow~ard, said, "1 haud rather till (Avonty.
ne0wsjppes lthan one collin1."'
KNoxvicts, T ENN., May 2.--A
special d ispatc ro m U n ristol says Jua n
lBakor' shot and killed Alexander Ons
b)orno and Liho two llynor brother',
and mortally wouniided another mani
wvhose namo is tunkniownt, at Osborno 's
Ford, Scott county, Virginiai; tad
Jim Stephens killedl Sami Kilgoro, wvith
i knife, at .Nichollsvill. Tfho difficulty
>ccurr~ed yestorday, and is supposed to
mvo grown out of the muniipal vcoc
Pr~ofessional1 Notice !
DR. JN(). M. ClmNSIIAW having attended
wo complete courses of lectures in the South
~arolina Medical College, respect.fully offers
is services to thie citizens of P'ickens County,
)lice at. his residenco near ~aicusville.
nmarch :A, 18831 29 2m
A. A. T IIOMMA , Corner 9t h and F Streets,
Vashington, D. C., a ttends to Pension aund
ack Pay. Bounty Claims collected. Con
ested Land Claims, Mineral and Agricultur
1l, attended to before the Department of thne
Interior and Supreme Court. Land War,
Inventors will Advance their Interest by
E~mploying an Experienced Attorney resident
n Washington. F. A. Lehman, Bolicitor of
American and Foreign Patents, Washington
D). C., has had ,years of successful Practice,
and was formerly an Examiner of Patents In
the Patent officee. All business before the
Courts or the Department promptly attended
to. Fee contingent upon success. Send foi
TARRANT'S SELTZER APERIENT
May properly be called the "Hercules" of
modicine, for it clean ses Nature's augean sta..
ble, and allows the recuperative powers of
the system to do the work of restoration to
health. No medicine cures; Nature alone
cures. This Aperient opens the proper aven
ues, the functions are permitted to resume
their work, and the patient gets well.
SOLD BY ALL D)RUGiSTS.
may 1,.1881 n4
1830. EIaLIID 1830.
GREENV1LLE9, N. C.
HAS JUST RETURNED FORM THE
NORTHERN MARKETS WITH AN IM
MENSE STOCK OF
Staple Dry Goods,
ALSO, TIE CELEBRATED BAY STATE
SHOES, ever ypair virrantcd.
The stock which is the largest North of
Charleston, was bought after the decline, and
will be sold at the lowest prices.
Samples, with prices, furnished on appli
cation. Call before purchasing your Spring
Goods and see the immense stock at
ap 28, 1881 93 3
F. W. POE & CO.
ON PITH CLOYBI
Are now Opening their
Stock of Clothing,
Spring and Summer
AND Of FERI THERi AT
VERY LOW PRICES!
Our friends from
Dickens will do well to
examine our stock.
Ii. w. INo1i & co).
np 28, 1881 33 3m
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
CouNTY or PICKEN8.
IN COURT OF COMMON PLEA~S
John R. Hlallums, Admn'r, Plaintiff', against E.
W. Abererombie, Defendant.-CoMzPLAINT
FOR FoRECLOSURn ANn SALE.
PURL8UANT to an order of foreclosure and
sale in the above stated case, naado 28d
October, 1879, by lHon. B. C. Presiley, Pee
siding Judge, I will soil to highest leidder, at
Pickens Court House, during the legal hours
of sale, on Saleday in Juno next, the tollow
ing Real Estate, to wit.
All that certain Piece or Parcel of Land
situate, and being in the County and State
aforesaid, on which the Defendant now lives,
bounded by lands of Thomas Barrett and
others, and containing Sixty Aes more or
TEiRMS--One half the purchase money to
be paid in cash on the day of sale, the bal
ance on a credit of twelve months, secured
by bond of purchaser and mortgage of the
Purchaser to pay extra for all papers and
for recording the same.
J. J. LEWIS, o.c.r.
muy 12, 1881 85 4
BRIDGE TO JET.
WE the undersigned Commissioners of
V!Plckens and Greenville Counties will let
to the lowest responsible bidder, the building
of COXE'S BRIDG E, at saId Bridge on the
18th day of June, at 11 o'clock A. M. Plan
and specification will be made known on day.
The Commissioners reseolve tho right to
reet any or all bids.
Commissioner of Plckens County.
JAS. T. BLAKELY,
('omminsioner of Greenvilte Count-.
may 26t 18R1 8-7 *
JUST RECEIVED OUR IM
MENSE STOCK OF
GENTS' FURNISIIING 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 have to pay for their
WE KEEP ALL
FROM TH E
Cheapest to the Very
Give us a cmll, and we will prove that we
can do everything we say.
DON'T lMISS TME PLACE.
It is the second
From the Corner in the
GREENVILLE - - . . . S, C.
MR. M. W. FORD is still with the Balti
more Clothing House, and lie wishes for his
friends to call and see him whether they
want to buy anything of him or not.
ap 7,1881 30 3m
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wil b at th folo ing pl c on t ed y
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alt.offify pr cnt
PoCKeNe C. hereb g.ve, ta Id 188l1.
Pls o.L. Dat, illbe Judgn tor ivek
en Reuns for the fi0th yuer 1881, fom he
fto ae oa Jno ettemtentwith ofJy. ad
CAEntal Monday and Tuesday, JILeR,3
and askto edshredtee.m
DAcyLEXA MndRn TuLesday urin. t
ar 2. 18