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T. 0. BOBINSON, EDJoa.
Subscription One Dollar a Year
-Entered at the Post OffidO at Pickens as
A new postofice has been etab
liehed at Thonlas's store near Da
cueville, by the name of Thomas.
vil, -3. W. Thomas, is post mas
Indications are that the 17 year
Locusts are marching this w a y,
prepare to moet thom-they are
said to be good food for hogs.
Capt. A. Blythe and W. H. Ir
vine, two prominent lawyers, en
gaged in a street fight in Green
ville, on the 25th instant. No so
rious damage done.
South CArolina's pensions to
Confeaerate soldiers and widows
this year will be $22 each, or loss
than $2 per month. Altogether
there are 2,265 old soldiers or their
widows who have made application
and have boen accepted as pension
Mr. James Lawrence jr., of Pick
ens couny was severely hurt at Jar
ratt & Hasting's saw mill Thurs
day. He was a djusting a belt
when an iron key on a shaft caught
his clothing, revolved him twice
around the shaft, tearing his left
arm off near the olbow. Ho may
recover from his injuries.-Wal
We have received the first copy
f "The Voice of the People," a
iew Reform paper published at
4ewberry, by F. V. Capers as edi
,or, with A. E. P. Bodenb'augh, As
iociate editor. It is well gotten
ip, and we predict a bright future.
May 28, 1894.
Rev. J. T. Mclrlde D. D., was in town
'riday night, en route to )reach at.Pickens.
There was what is termed an all day sing
ng here yesterday, led by Professors Bold
ag and Tompkins,Miss Bolding at the organ
3usic wassplendid. These young profes
ora, have awellcombined talent for music,
nd we hope they.will come again, the, fact
t their comuing escaped our vigilence, or we
rould have given notice in the Libetty
01111ill fever is still raging, at about 140
legrees. Ve have several propositions
'om machinists, mechanics, builders, con
'actors, and others offering their services.
The tax-payer patrons, etc., meet this
'eek, v ote.a specia.l tax, for school purposes
Sthis District, also to consider the pro.
riety of a sohool building, etc.,
Thecold nights are very unfavorable on
10 young, cotton and it is dying out badly,
>me farms tyhich had a good stand of cot.
n two weeks ago hav'nt got it now.
Butler and Tillman, or Tillmian and But.
r, whichl is it, or how is it, Tillman he
ants to be sugar to the alliance, but con
imns the sub-treasury plan and shiuts up
s head, and Butler lhe opened up his gas
arkcs and condemn. the sub-treasury plan
.d says it has been labandoned by the alli
.ce. Never was a poor mortal worse mis
ken, he says it was found impractially,
iconstitutional may be so by you, but the
uk and file of the alliance hosts will tell
u better, but they have found this, viz:
tt while our national legislative hallk
ire filled with men of lik, opinion at
urself, that the plan was impractical and
.constitutional, simply fromi the fact thai
sy would never be enacted into law
tile you could prevent it, but when thesE
ipractical constitutional congressmen and
nators, who missrepresenit their constite
ncy are'relieved of the arduous duties o;
,nding between the people and their jus
mande, then the sub-treasury or som4
-y great improvement will be found botl
,cticalIconstitutional and furthser thelalil
ne has met and literally pulverized evera
-ument ever advanced Iby its opposition
veu must be aware as you doubtless re
rnber when you was met in joint desbate
Hion. T. EC. Watson of Ga., and Gov,
Iman lies hereby forgotten the drubbine
2 Terrell, gave hilmlat Spartanburg. Now
conclusion gentleman we would say
w up or shut up on impractieal and un
stitutional as the alliance always stands
dy to refute any and all arguments
.lnet its demands as it demands, nothing
t is unjust, 'and the time has come-for
to vote as our interest demands, or forev
hash claiming to be free American citi
May 19, 1894.
fr. Editor: We see the candi
e column has begun to swell
hl the names of those who want
.ce, but we predict that some of
im that are already out will get
t. Mr. "Tom" said he wagg~)
; to run, but he found the ma
'ity was going to enter the race,
he stepped down and out.
Farmers are busy hunting for
air cotton, and we -are afraid
By will be more busily engaged
'rat fall hunting for the money.
Reofreshing showers have been
oig all around, but not much
ne yet, but the bible says that
hte )ust shall have rain as well
4he uniust (?) or somehow
G at way-so we will watt il ogw
f rscomes. Well, we will qui
piro, tern., for we are going on
inyreej and maybe we will seo-mwell,
(I won't say who. O
-Miss Kate Wade, a young lady of
1/,ttempted to droyn herself in
o reeki$le, on the $84 )nS~agt,,
: [Conluded]) -
paid for the roads, the corporations
did not.. They are capitalized at
$9,000,000,000. ' Half of this is fic
titious, and the public should not
be compelled to pay dividends on it.
Were the roads restricted to an in
come of 5 per cent. upon their actu
tual value, the publl would save
$251,000,000 a n n u a ll y. This
princely sum represents the yearly
plunder of the corporations obtain
ed through the dishonist schemes
of watered stock. The law to tax
the property of the roads has at
length been passed, and after be
ing contested by the road for two
years, is now in force. It affords
some encouragement, if we will
show a determined front to those
corporations. We can make them
obey the law. Objections to gov
ernment owership considerod first.
That there is ho law for it.
The answer to this is that rail
roads are public highways, nocos
sarily under the control of the
government. The law of eminent
domain condemned the land when
the roads were built. Suroly what
the law took from the people it
can rostore. We proposo to pay a
fair price for the property to be
assessed according to law. So
cond, That they would cost too
much-no man loses anything by
purchasing good property, ospeci
ally if that property is injuring
him. No tax would have to bo
laid on the poople to pay for tho
roads. Legal tender treasury notes
can be issued direct from the trea
sury to pay for them; thus adding
to our circulation without taxing
anybody. By operating the roads
upon a basis whipih wOuld yield
four per cent. upon their actual
value we would save *250,000,
000 per year in freights, and yet
accumulate a fund in the troasury
which would soon pay tho price of
the property. Third. That it is
paternalism. No moro so than the
post ofices-no more so than coin
ing money. W'hen a powor be
comes dangerous to the life of the
Republic, the Ropublic must sub
ordinate that power or dio-that is
the situation to-day. Fourth, That
persons injured by the trains will
have no redress. The jurisdiction
of the Court of claims can be ex
tended to ombraco such issues.
Thore is no trouble whatever on
that point. Fifth. T1hiat it will
put the roads in p~olitics-wYhre
are they now? Would to God we
couild say they are not in p~olitics,
controling, corrupting and enslav
ing. By substituting government
we take away the motive for plun
dering the people, and the crime
wvill die with the death of tho mo
tive. If the peoople are capale of
self-government they can be trust
ed with the railroads; civil service
Reform is an assured fact of the
near future, and this will prevent
indiscriminate use of railway ap
pointmnents for political purposes.
Certainly the insolatod, moderate
ly pard, closely wvatched railway
official, whether Republican or
Democrat, cannot do anything like
the harm that is now done by close
ly organized, lavishly p~aid rail
road kings, who defy watching and
control elections and legislativo is
sues, by shameless use of the cor
porato funds. This couldl not lie
done under govornmen t ownersh ip.
Ad vantages considered :First,
It would give a doeath blow to the
reign of the corporation. The poo
ple would ho boss again. Second,
It would stop corrupt legislation
in their behalf. The motive would
be good. Third. It would unshac
kle trade and commerce from the
trust and the ring. They cannot
operate without the aid of the rail
roads. 4th. It would stop discrim
inations against certain persons
and certain places.. The motive
would be gone, The post office
teats all alike-so would the gov
ernment railway. Fif th. It would
stop speculative railroad buildings.
The government would lay out a
new road where needed, and no
where else. 6th. It would to a
great extent destroy the tyranny
of capital over labor sind render
strikes well nigh obsolete. Sev
enth. It would enable the cotton
planter to exchange products with
the corn planter on fair terms,
which would leave a profit to both.
At present the railroads inmpover
ish both. Eighth, It would re
move the o'ause of the hatred of
the people to the roads. Ninth.
It would equalize all avocations
and shippers, and would take away
the Power the roads now have to
destroy a business, a section or ap.
lndividual. Tenth, It would put
inM9 tba band, of _~ p.p a .
pon with which they could destro
anyconipbine among capitalists i
any article of commerco. -Elev
enth. It would savo onormou
sunis now paid in fancy salaries
Twelfth. It would save the 30,00
lives lost every year, for lack o
safety. appliances. Thirtoonth. I
would bring about absoluto fro
trade and cheap trafic botwoon al.
sections of this great country, do
stroy "the pool," knock the pim
from undor the stock- brokor, put
an end to tho insolatnco with whielh
so many officials troat tho public
remove the leverage wh ich English
capital has over our labor and its
products, give a death blow to this
infcrnal "boomnring" of towns an<]
citios, at the OxpOnsO of the coun
try and for the bondfit of a fow
capitalists over many laborers. It
wovld be a giant strike in the di.
rection of equality and manhood
rights and to the dostruction of
our class system of special privile
ges, shoddy aristocracy based on
commercial spoils and advancing
through tho dirty laws and perils
of bribory and corruption. In
Australia the govornmen t owns
and oporatos the railroads and
does it succossfully, so they do in
Swedon, Gormany, Austria, Rus
sia, and Bolgium. Roally thoro is
no difficulty in the way oxcept
bhat our peoplo havo grown so ac
austomed to the yoko-they are
Jlflicult to arouso. Next to the fi
L)ancial question, I regard this
transportation question as tho most
important issuo boforo us. Tho
:lebato is just this: "Shall the 1)00
plo rulo this country or lot iso
lent corporations do it?" No won
1er Jay GJould dospisod tho pooplo.
llo thought that if they possossod
ithor sense or spirit they would
not suibi mit. Sonie day limit of
p)atience will bo reachod, possibly
it has alroady been reached. For
mysolf I boliove it has not only
boon reached but paissod. I bo
liovo that tho storm clouds havo
Area(ly boon (volved firmi tiean
ry eloments and that, t lie uil of
Amo modern foudal system is ap
[)roacling witli tho accelorated
;peed of a cyclose. Let, no man
lorget Gould's insolont adiissioii
boforo tho Now York legislature
that his railroad had controlled
tho elections with money. Lot no
man forgot the credit mobolior ox
p~osuro' of the Pacific rail road rob-.
Now as Gould is dead1 his exam
1p10 will ho pract icedl by3 others of
his ilk. I think 1t very important
at this time to study this subject,
as well as others, especially the
sub-treasury plan of the farmers'
alliance have boeon objeted to,
My next article, will be on the
sub-treasury plan. Hoping thc
p~eolo will give that subject thoiu
close attention, for the men thai
objects to them will come hoefor<
us this summer.
JOEL H. MILLER, C. L.
Clemusont Will Ulse Again.
THEm BoARD OF TRiUSTEEs HAVI
Calhoun, S. C., May 25.-Spe
cial: The Board of Trustees o
Clemson College met at Fort lii
this evening. Only nine mem
boers of the Board were present
Architect Bruce, a member o
the firm of Bruce & Morgan o
Atlanta, the architects of 1cm
and Winthrop Colleges, mec
with the Board, and gave then
the benefit of his experience an<
The Board (decided to prVocct
at once with the rebuilding o
the main structure, which wa:i
laid in ruins by the fire demoi
last week. The Board has n<
funds in its p)ossession whicl
have not already been appropri
ated for regular expensecs, but ii
will receive $20,000 from the in
surance upon the dlestroyec
building, which cost $65,00(
to erect, -though convict laboi
was Used. Much of the brick m
the structure can be used again
The insurance nmoney will car.
ry on the rebuilding operation
until after the General Assem
bly meets, when it is more than
probably the necessary appro
priationi will be made to finish
The Clemson cadets have be.
haved handsomely; they have
shown themselves to be mon.
They feel that they must prove
themselves worthy of what has
been done to give them educa
tion which will thoroughmly equip
them for the battle of life. They
have the mfost inltense and lively
pride in the institution they at
bend and will do everything in
abs~Ir power to mantain its high
aae. Not a half dozen. of the
students havo left for hom
j since the burning of the mai
- building. The cadets are deter
9 mined to stand by Clemson a
long as there is anything left b
) stand by. The boys of Souti
Carolina are made of good stuff
There is nothing milk-soppiel
about them. They are neithei
sugar nor salt, though they ar
all "sonbbody's darling." Ai
long as the men of South Caro
lina are as true to their State ai
the Clemson boys are to thei
college, the State will be oaf(
from all danger.
Tho work of Clemson Colleg(
will go on just the same as if the
fire had not occurred. Ther(
will have t6 be some doubleteam,
ing and that sort of thing, but it
will be done. Various rooms it
the other buildings on the
grounds will be used as lectur(
rooms until the main building
has been re-erected. This will
not be as pleasant as it would
be to have the classes meet in
the comfortable and airy roomE
in which they before the fire
pursued their studies, but there
are ofher considerations which
are higher than mere personal
comfort. The Clemson boys are
after getting education and will
get what they desire, if the class
es have to meet under trees on
the campus. They are in ear
nest and so is the faculty.
The health of the students at
Clemson has never been better.
The hospital is in no demand at
all, and is not not likely to be,
judging by the good appetites
and high spirits of the cadets.
who are as hardy a set of young
feilows as over delighted the
eye of the patriot, who sees the
future safety and welfare of the
State in the high character, good
attainmeuis and thorough devel
opmient of those who, as years
roll by, must be leaders in the
place of those who now lead but
ir, the inevitale course of
events must bo garnered in by
old Father Time,
President Craighead, who has
the love an(d emulation of the
cadets, has received many let
ters of sympathy from all class
es and conditions of people, for
to all alike is. Clemson dear.
All regret the burning of the
main building, but all feel cer
tain that it ought to and will be
rebuilt as beautiful and grand
as it was b~fore the flood of fire
laid it in ruins.
A Celebrated Case.
IIERMAN GILRtEATH's SLAYER~
GETs A FAVORABLE DECIsION
FROM THE SUPREME COURT.
Trhe Supreme Court has given
J. Mims Sulliven, of Greenville,
another chance for his life,
Sullivan is the slayer of Alder
man Gilreath, of* Greenville,
and the case is one of the mosi
nlotedl in the criminal annals o1
The homicide occurred over a
simple matter and the shooting
- took place oni the Main street of
Greenville. When the case
Icame up for trial in Greenville
a change of venue was granted
- the defeI.dant on the ground that
FSherifr Gilreath was a relative
of the dead man and had some
- thing to (10 with the drawing of
the juries. Anderson County
was at last fixed upon as the
place for the trial. After a post
ponemnlt the case was tried,
resulting in the conviction of
Sullivan of murder in the first
degree. A t the same time there
- were sensational charges of the
bribery of jurors and witnesses.
IA motion was made for a new
trial before the presiding Judge
but he refused to grant it. An
app~eal was taken to the Supreme
Court. Before this appeal could
be argued a motion was made
to susp~end~ the ap~peal so that a
motion could be made before the
lower court for a newv trial on
the ground of after discovered
evidence. The most important
new evidence is said to be that
of lawyers Stoddard, of Green
ville, who claims2 that Alderman
Gilreath threatened the life of
Sullivan the night before the
The Supreme Court yesterday
rendered the following opinion
susponding tho appeal so that a
motion for a new trial oan be
"Ordered that the hearing of
the appeal herein be suspended
until the further order of this
court, and that in the mean
while the appellant be allowed
to present to the presiding
Judge of the Court of Gener.
3 al Sessions for Anderson Coum
I ty his motion for a new trial uj
- on the ground of after discovei
ed evidence provided such appi!
cation be made at the next terr
k of such court after the date c
this order." Opinion by Popg
On Sunday morning, at 10 o'olooli
May 18th, a large number of friend
and neighbors, assembled at th
residence of James C. Wilson, Esq
formely of Pickens, but now a
Pelzer, S. 0. The occasion of thi
gathering was to witness the mar
riage of his second daughter. Mis
Maggie, to Mr. M. B. Davenport o
Pelzer, 8. C. The ceremony wai
performed by Rev. D. Westoz
Hiott pastor of the Baptist Church
After the ceremony the bride ani
groom with their friends, attende
preaching, then a large number oi
friends returned to the home ol
the bride where a sumptious din.
ner awaited them; the young peo,
ple sang the sweet songs of Zior
until late in the afternoon and
everything was so pleasant tha
we felt that it was good to be there.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson know how tc
make their guests feel at home,
As the boat launches out on the
sea of time bearing this young
couple (who have just plighted
faith one to the other) an its bo.
som, the prayers of many friends
go up to a throne of grace that
their voyage m a y be smooth
through life, and at last their boat
may be anchored safely in the hav
en of rost. D. M. H.
"What dis country wants,"
aid Uncle Mose, "is some sort
ob patent contraption whar a
man can drap a nickel in de slot
an' git religion."
A young woman at Newport,
Ky., was married when 12 years
old, became a mother at 13, was
divorced at 14, married at 15,
was divorced at 17. and married
the third time at 19, and was de
serted at 20, with three children.
A tow days ago she became in
sane through grief for the death
of her last baby from starvation.
Birch Dark Shoes.
Shoes and other articles besides bas
kets and cabinets are manufactured from
birch bark by the Russian peasantry.
The bark from which these articles are
made is from the inner skini of the Rus
sian birch tree, common in almost all
parts of the empire. It is gathered
spring and fall, and the process is avery
simple one. An incision is first made
around the trunk of the tree, and the
peasants have a knack of tearing or un
winding the bark from the starting
point, which gives them a strip of even
width that they wind into a ball and
keep through the winter until it is dry
enough to use. It is then made into
shoes, baskets and other useful articles.
The barks shoes are universally worn
by the Russian peasantry. Other shoes
used in winter are made of sheeps' wool.
-These are manufactured by itinerant
cobblers who travel from house to house,
using the peasants' own materials.
The Acm, of Forensic Force.
"And now, gentlemen of the jury,"
shouted the yonng lawyer, running h'is
long fingers through his flowing locks,
"now, gentlemen of the jury, I ask you
as men and as citizens of this great and
glorious republio if the spotless char.
acter of my client is to be permitted to
suffer from the words uttered by that
by that--by that vermiform appendix
who sits in the witness box with perjury
stamped all over himl"--Indianapoljg
%%Plum s g
Will be scarce this year, but I have
a few for cash buyers.
Plum number 1, is a lot of the "Josh
Berry" grain Cradles, fourteen fin
gets with the Blood blade for $2 a
piece--these plums will all soon be
picked, so come quick.
Another sweet plum is these New
Orleans Miolasses 5 gallons for $1-.
ask your neighbors what they think
of them-bring your jugs and try a
.My customers are always satisfied
with the Flour I sell them, every
sack jiust as represented.
Come around and lot me show you
somne good Coffee, not a black grain
in it, then I have plenty of the 5 lb
Coffee, most all your Iriends can
tell you what a nice plum it is.
If you get hungry while in town
drop in and see what a nice lunch I
can fix up for you.
Nice lot of Hams and B.reakfast Ba
con; fine Confectioniarles, Candles,
liaisins and Lemons.
So take a look at my fine line of
s'hoes. Ladtes Oxford Ties nice
enough for Sunday at 75 t.
No use to go bare headed any lontr.
er, H~ats from 5c up to $1 for a tI'e
If you ehew or smoke, it will pay
you to look at my plums in that line
from 20e per lb. to as high as you
want to pay. I am overload~ed on
Tobacco if the price is an object come
Brin i your CORN, PEAS,
BEESWX IIONE~Y, EGGS &c
I want to trade. youirs &c.
T. 0. HARRIS.
May 81, 1894,
D Will offer for Thirty days the
Suits at a terri
t Lot 1, 87 Suits, 84 to 42, at $12.50
1 sold for less than $16.50 and many c
Lot 2, 12 Suits, 84 to 42, at $10.
This we bel
Ever made in Clothing in Greenvilk
I brics and made by the best tailors ti
Ish. A few minutes spent in examir
means a sale. EW'Come and soo t
Main and Wi
May 24, 1894.
We carry at all times, a stock of
COPPER, GALVANIZED and PLI
&c., and are prepared to do all ki
REPAIRING, from putting a bottc
out and out elaborate articles and
Our prices are always as low as
good work. Don't have work of t]
or Galvanized Iron until you come
When you want a COOKING S'1(
ELMO, and LIBERTY, and come t
DON'T STOP !
Until You have e:
OFFERED AT 'I
SITE the Court 1H
I have socured the
lot of Dry Cooc
and am authorize,
OF COST! ?W
if I can suit you iri
Pickens, s. c., Maty 17. They must be Bold.
For salein kos8, c li ya t1 ia. It )
Smith oc Smith,
Is the P'lace for
Split Bottom Chairs, R
Coffins and Caskets,
Day and Night.a
Telephone Nos. 64 and es..
Nht call will be answered by Tele
SMITH & BMITH,
68 and4 64 Main Street Greenyete 8. 0.
following lots of Pine Pi
-None of this lot has ever
f them at $20 and $25.
[his lot was sold from $15 to $1
ieve is the
>. The Goods are of the fines
lat cut goods perfect id fit and
kation of these numbers we ti
h st Bri'stowp
tshington Streets) Greenville, S.
different sizes and weightf
KIN SHEET IRON, ZINC, 'I
nds of Sheet Metal Work
m in a Coffee Pot to mal
vessels in the above metals.
can be made consistent v
is kind done, nor buy Co
to see us.
vlansion House. Greenville,
)VE remember the 3RON K:
o see them. May
Kamined the BAR GAI
'HE NEW STORE, OPE
ouse, (FREEMAN BUI]
salo of the remainder of a h .
Is, Notions, Shoes, &
1I to sell thenm, REGARDLI
Bring anything you have to e
the article, I can in the pr
LE E P. ORR, Ag't
1 SV on Meor Loa0oC u
We ~ui anod ihave Emsom e
a i uraioOns oinhe Whiic
mdlor oiiedo SoHco OIRD osTi
e~~ady-ijt~noJmaety CANT crr
r)an y aud ~nd W mu SG e
Ictgoall ndthe mo. Cl
nd Coed hm.l
JlOHN T. LEWIS & 80N.