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WEDNESDAY NOV. 251 1885.
B. S. DINKINS, Editor.
The annual report of the County
Commissioners amounting to
$7,380.76 publishe& last week, i? the
itemized debt of the County for the
fial'year-1884. To meet this de
mand a tax levy of three and' a- half
(81-2) mills was allowed by the late
GeneralAssembly. The-total taxable 2
property of the County- is estimated
ab$1,500,000. Consequently from the
-1--2'mill levy the greatest amount
that can, be Tealized is $5,250, to
whieb can be added about $500, col
lbeted from fines, licensese tc. Hence
when all the money is disbursedtlhere
will be left a debt of over $1,630, that
n on be pad by a spcitax levy
Mis bas been-the case year afteryear,
and its ruinous effect can now be felt.
gur County Commissioners fnd
tbg it is almost impossible to make
contracts for work or supplies at any
thing like the actual value or cost, for i
the reason that persons who deal with
the County have before them the as
surance absolute, that they will have
many months to wait for their money,
with a lively prospect of a still further
delay efpayment for a part. The
consequence of this, as can be readily
seen, wi be to increase the expenses,
jear after year, in proportion to the
derease' of the County Scrip.
Those familiar with the office are
aware thptt the present Commissioners
lave been unusually enterprising and
economical. With County claims in ill
IputeO, and almost unnegotiable, ex
*9pt at an immense sacrifice, they
have succeeded in getting through
with gveral hundred dollars less than.
te yegr previous. Their report, we
think inay be taken as a sure basis on
which to estimate the current ex
The machinery of the Coun
ty must be kept. in motion and to!
this end between $7,000 and $8,000
are needed. It was an absurd econo
my which suggested to our Represent
ajves last year the wisdom of making
alevy so inadequate to meet the re
quirements, and- which of necessity
must be eventually supplied. May they
be-advised by experience in thepast
and see the advantage of makingthe
orinary tax levy" sufficient to meet
- e ordeiary demands of the County.
ytanimgGuards will meet on
the 2d prox., to devibe measures, to
erect a monument to their comrades
wio perished in the late war. This
*is most commendable as w e 1
as natural on the part of the
urd It is only surprising the mat
ter has been allowed to rest- so long.
tis the duty andshiould be a sweet
and sacred privilege of those who
survived that terrible period to do
something Siat will preserve for pos
teriythe memory and good deeds of
~tbos, their comrades, who perished
that they might live.
lItthe Guards and their sister
eganizntonsingerate the attempt,
and we feel' assured~ the people of
Clarendon will further their efforts
The sod is scarcely dried on the
gave of the unfortunate Colbreath
oksea.another, and if possible more
boamible, muaderquells the black list
et stickensFEgefield. This time the
ero is one Robert Jones, who kis
an oQ man, John Pressley, eighty
pas o, ad his two' sons, Charles
and 3Rward, and then in imitation of
biempeers marches to jail. The ac
eetg'en below is from the Netcs
and Courier of the 19th inst.
"The representative of the Newcs
aaj 6bam~es,.upon hearing of the oc
omsenee, at once set out to mnvesti
aeit and gathered the following de
bils of the-horrible affair : Jones, the
mderer, it appears, camne here sev
eral years ago from Georgia and mar
-riedMr. Pressley's grand-daughter.
oPresseys rent some land im the
neighborhood, a portion of which was
occupied by Jones, who, however, paid
n rent for it. On Tuesday evening
Giharles Pressley wexrt to Jones's
house and told him that he would
have to vacate the land as he and his
brother could not afford to pay the
ent for him.. To-day aboutl11'clock
Jones entered the field where old
Pressley and his sons Charles ad
giward were ploughing. -A colored'
an- wha lives near the scene of the
murder states that he saw Jones go
up to Charles Pressley and,. wiitheatt
ny words, raise a. doublebarrelled
g un to.his. shoulder and empty the
ontents of both barrels into the bodyi
of his victim. .SIe then turned and
waed off in the direction of the'1
woods. Edward Pressley, the broth
r of the murdered man, putting1
'down his plough, started to, pursuee
tb e murderer of his brother. Jones
waited untilhe came up and, then
tking a knife, stabbed him in the
-zght side and ripped the knife entire- 1
ly across his chest, killing him almost
istantly. In the meantime old Press
&,an mefia trigtolholdrhis.
on's plough horse whch had been
rightened at the sound of the firing.
rones-deliberately relbaded! his gun,
pproacbed the old man and shot
iin dead. He then- went home,
nounted his horse and rode off. Jno.,
ressley, the only remaining son, was
n the house at the time and came
)ut after hearing the firibg, only to
ind his father-and his two brothers
Ying dead in the field."
THE KINGSTREE EXAINATION.
[ro TEE ErroR OF THE MANINrG TrnS.)
hings more important having eeupied
ny tima last week, I was under the neece
ity of deferring until this week any reply
o the second attack of the Enterprise upon
ne concerning the examination.
In his first attack Mr. Nettles made the
(1.) "The examination did not begin un
11 Friday afternoon."
(2.) "Mr. Chandler alone conducted the
These statements I have already shown to
:e utterly false. I have the best of evidence
o support my statements in contradiction
In this second attackMr. Nettles has seen
it to question the accuracy of my statement,
hat the adjournment over night could not
)e avoided. He says: "We assert, without
'ear of contradiction, thaait not only could
2ave been avoided, but it should have been
mvoided-" I verture to contradict Mr. Net
les, and will prove the contradiction to be
;rue. Like the majority of poor reasoners,
9r. Nettles has confounded the impractica
:le with the impossible. The reasons vay
[ had to adjourn the examination are- the
bollowing: The applicants had progressed
vith exeseding slowness, and there was no
orospect of'their finishing until late in the
ight, if before the morning. Mr. Hayns
rorth had declared that he could not re
nain, and had gone. For myself, I had
)ther duties to perform, and the next day,
[ knew, I would have to do the whole work
n the office of Clerk of the Court, generally
m Saturday ,articularly irksome. I had
aeen up the greater part of the previons
ight, a part of which had been spent in
:opying the questions for the examinaticn ;
mad I could not afford to unfit myself for the
performance of duties which I was under
:bligation to do next day. I think these
Site sufficient reasons for my "adjourning
e examination." Mr. Nettles, I am told
sed to be in his youth an angler of renown.
So was Agassiz. Agassiz was a teacher, and
Ur. Nettles is also a teacher. But Mr. Net
es seems to have been imbued with the
pike's own nature. He rushes forward and
rabs at what he intends to manage; but
las! he catches the hook. Icommend him
to Solomon's remark, Prov. XVIII chapter,
Mr. Nettles further states: "Mr. Hayns
worth positively refused to have anything to
do with declarng the result of the examina
tion-" The statement will not hold. In the
schedule of marks sent us by the Citadel
ithorities reading was accorded ten per
entum. Mr. Haynsworth heard the appli
=nts read, and with myself graded them
apon that branch. Mr. Nettles has again
misstated the fact. As to the charge of
partiality in the conduct of the examination,
Kr. Nettles has only the testimony of the
defeated candidate. When Mr. Nettles's
Erst attack on the board was published I
immediately sent it to Mr. Wolfe, the suc
essful applicant, asking if the charges were
true. From Mr. Wolfe's reply, dated Oct.
5th, I quote as follows: "I can certify that
the charge of your peremptorily closing the
examination is untrue, and. also, charges
both of undue partiality and yonr suggest
ing the rewriting of my papers."
I certainly know that no part of Mr.
Wolfe's papers was rewritten at my sugges
tion, except as indicated in my former arti
21e, which shows the suggestion to have been
made to both contestants. The assertion
that I was, "rebuked" by Mr. Wilson may be
a witticism "in some sort." It is not incumn
bent on me to resent an insult offered by a
baby. I certainly never "replied that it was
Fillmore" to any question put by Mr. Wolfe.
Of that I am perfectly assured, and my
memory is very clear upon the point. If
Mr. Nettles will take my answer as it was,
le will be wholly unable to discover in it
:me iota of any design to help the question
sr. But let us allow Mr. Nettles all the
things he has brought to sustain his charge
:f partiality shown. What are they ? Au
alleged suggestion of rewriting, and an al
leged answer which would have caused an
error if acted upon. Vast evidence upon
ich to base a serious charge ! A sugges
tion merely to rewrite a paper gives no aid
in better writing it. But oh ! "the tone in
which it was made !" "There's the rub !"
~a very vast evidence, truly ! And like its
basis is the whole charge of partiality : it is
nerely the "baseless' fabric of a vision" en
ertined by the morbid imagination of a
Mr. Nettles desires to keep me from go
.ng off on a tangent." Another vision this,
otrcted by reading about cubes and cube
rots. No man can see anything like "go
.ng off on a tangent" in anything I said, un
ess he knows nothing about a tangent. I
ow Mr. Nettles had to thank somebody
else "for teaching him that word"; he mere.
.y saw it in some controversy, and sought
vith it to embellish his style. "Alas ! poor
Mr. Nettles quotes from a letter of mine
;o sustain one of his charges. He will find,
iowever, upon a careful eansideration, that
he letter and my article are in perfect hear
nony with each other. I agreed to Prof.
llen's findings for reasons assigned by that
entleman, and have no desire to conceal
nther my findings or my acquiescence. Mr.
iettles stated that "a different result was
reached by the two examiners," and as this
statement, made in a sinister manner,
ight mislead somebody, I made the ex
planation in m3~ former article.
Mr. Nettles says, ''Arithmetic had not
been disposed of the first day." I assert'
h.t it was, that both applicants so under
atood it, or should have so understood it
rm what was told them, and that neither
nade a iark upon his paper on arithmetic
he next day.
Mr Nettles says again, "both applicants
id not failed to do one example gixen."
Possibly he knows (!). buit I do not find that
either did it, and I offer proof that both tried
t. Besides my own testimony I quote the
allowing from Mr. Wolfe's letter above re
'erred to : "The other applicant (Mr. Wil
on) told me on the morning of the 19~th
ilt., that he could not get that example."
Mr. Wilson worked at aritmetic and grain
ar from before noon until nearly night -
1.time of about six hotus-and did not make
i. elaborate paper upon either. If in all
hat time he had been working at what he
submitted upon those branches to the board
ie is too. utterly slow for a military man.
[he enemy wvould shoot him to pieces before
e could arrange himself. Mr.. Nettles says
dr. Wilson "was perfectly familiar with the
xtraction of the cube root." Possibly Mr.
Wilson was once so; but the facts did not so
ndicate at the time of the examination.
Mr. Nettles characterizes ond part of my
'defence" as "weak and flimsy." Say
[homas Carlyl'e : "To the mcean eye evei'y
hing is trivia.1 as surely as to the jaundiced
ye it is vello.v." Had Mr. Nettles not been
oking wvith the narrowed eye, he perhaps
night have had the judgmernt to. see force
n what we said.. .But it does seema that con
;ictions have to be forced upon him, and I
rill fore them. The extraction of the cube
ot does sometimes require considerable
ime :.butIdo nothesitte tobe put to the
>roof upon the example given the applicants
ir any like example, when I assert that any
ine "perfectly familiar with the extraction
( the cube root" can do'it in. ten. miuntes
ad have time to spare. The. simple truth
s that Mr. Wilson did not do the example
~ecause he could not. Now I asserted that
tad either done the examplk the second. day
Le would not have been accredited with 'it; ;
nd again I assert it, notwithstanding, its
we.nc- mad fmsiness" as seen. by Mr..
Niettles's perspicacity. The extraction of
the cube root is done by a rule, the reasons
ror which are learned by few pupils in our
schooLs and understood by still fewer. I have
no reason to suppose that Mr. Wilson belong
ed to either class. In several instances in the
examination on arithmetic the reasons for
operations were required, and in no in
stance did he give them. The extraction of
the cube root was not a matter of reasoning
to solution, but of the application of the rule;
and it is not likely that the applicants fail
ing to know how to apply the rule one even
ing would be able to apply.it next morning,
unless meantime they looked it up. It
would be too much of a. trick of memory.
There are few who will not agree with me
fully upon this point. Mr. Nettles goes off
(not on a tangent) to tell of many things
the applicants miqd have done. I am not at
all concerned about what they might have
done, but with what they did do. I leave
the speculation entirely to the mind of net
tled Nettles. There let it dwell with the
many "brilliaht thoughts" and other scintil
"rising through the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of firetlies tangled in a'
I have no possible objection to Mr. Wil
son's being ready to make affidavit: I shall
not attempt to prevent his dressing himself
for the purpose nor executing it.
In his opening Mr. Nettles essays criti
cism of language. He exhibits, however,
utter ignorance of the fact that without know
ing an author's scope.
"Cavil he may, but never criticise."
He means to say my article was difficult to
understand. I know that perspicuity it
requisite in a good style, and I always try to
be perspicuous. I feel that in one instance
I have succeeded. Every one for whom I
intended the piece understood it fully ; and
when those for whom I did not intend it al
so understood it, I think I ought to be sat
isfied. Even Mr. Nettles understood it! and
that, too, after he had been diving into
psychology and had brought back such mud
as this: "Last week, there appeared as an
editorial in the Vilaisb;,rg Ierald rather an
anonymous article which, unless it is taken
for granted that Mr. E. G. Chandler wrote
it, requires considerable skill to under.
stand.' I have quoted it exactly. It is as
"tall a specimen" of English as one wanti
to see. According to the punctuation,
"Last week" may modify the whole thing,
or it may be an exclamation ; and "which'
must be subject of "appeared." The "it" is
used both idiomatically and as a pronoun in
the same clause. But the crowning glory
of the attempt at a sentence is "which re
quires considerable skill to understand." I
never meant the poor article to itlerstand
anything ; I merely meant it to be under
stood. I have no doubt that it wonld require
very "considerable skill" in order "to un
derstand-" I might think Mr. Nettles had
merely slipped on this effort to say some
thing, but there is just another such sen.
tence (?) in his Manning Academy adver
tisement-now a perennial.-I advise him
to pull the beam of ignorance out of his owr
eye, and if the operation leaves anything o:
him, that he then employ the remainder in
looking after other people's motes-but not
'till then. And meantime I would cautior
all to avoid the Nettlesonian heresy in mat
ters of English. E. G. CHNDLER.
A Case from Scriven County.
In the editorial columns of the Tel.
ephone, published at Sylvania, th<
county site of Scriven county, Ga,-ir
the number bearing date August 14
the editor, Col, Wn. L. Mathews, Jr.
has the following in reference to a re
markable cure of rheumatism by
Swift's Specific :
"We know a gentleman in this
couanty who, six months ago, was al
most a hopeless cripple from an at
tack of rheumatism. He could scarce
ly hobble across the room, used crutch
es, and said himself that he had littlk
if any hope of ever recovering. We
saw him in our town last week, walk
ing about as lively as any other man,
and in the finest health and spirits
Upon our inquiry as to what had
worked such a wonderful change in
his condition, he replied that Swift's
Specific had cured him. He said he
was on the eve of starting for the Hot
Springs in search of relief, but was
persuaded t~ one of his neighbors tc
try Swift's Specific, and after using e
dozen and a half bottles, he has been
transformed from a miserable cripple
to a happy, healthy man. He is one
of our most worthy and successfu]
citizens, and is none other than Mr.
E. B. Lambert.
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