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*ke (asleg *0essenger.
J R. HAGOOD, Editor.
The subject of Courts is one
that is attracting attention now,
from the fact, that in two or three
counties of the State, there has
been no term held on account of
the illness of two of the circuit
judges, viz: Judges Aldrich and
Pressley. There is no provision in
the constitution by which thi4 evil
can be remedied, and the cases
call for some provision. It will
doubtless receive its proper atten
tion at the next sitting of the Leg
islature. Regarding this subject
the Columbia Register says:
The simplest plan of remedj ing
the evil complained of would be for
the Legislature to authorize the ap
pointment, by the Cheif Justice of
the Supreme Court, of a Judge pro
tempore, whenever the illness of
one of the regular Circuit Judges
prevents him from holding Court,
the said Judge pro tempore to re
ceive a per diem compensation for
his services. The law now provides
for a substitute whenever in any
particular case the Judge, who is
holding Court, cannot with propri
ety occupy the bench. But we learn
that no arrangement can be made,
as the law now stands, that will,
in the case of the illess of any of
the Judges, provide a substitute
for him. Each one of the Circuit
Judges are assigned to a particular
Circuit, and they cannot perform
double duty without some disar
rangement of the order in which the
Courts in the several Counties are
held; and as the time of holding
Court in each County is fixed by
law, it will be seen at a glance that
the assignment of any one of the
regular Judges to extra duty is at
tended with serious embarrass
The Constitution of' the State
grants the right of speedy trial in
criminal cases. The rights of sui
tors often demand as early a bear
ing as possible, and the interests
of the tax paying public are all op-'
posed to any delay or obstruction to
the due administration of justice ;
and if the members of the legal fra
ternity are right in the opinion that
there exists at present no constitu
tional or statutory provision that:
will meet such a~ centingency as
the postponement of a term of
Court on account of the illness of
the Judge, then the sooner some
such provision is madle the hetter
it will be for the State.
(Since the above was put in type
it has been announced that Jludge;
Wallace declines to hold Court in
Richland County on account of
previo us pressing eogagements.'
-The A bbeville Radilcals are too dJis
oirga nized to hold a convention, b~nt
will be representedl in the State Con
vention of the party at Columbia by
---It is said that E. B. C. Cash will
sue chief Constable Richbourg for
$20,000 damages, and then "pay his re
sneeto the e nWwe and Cui.."
The County Executive Commit
tee of the Democratic party of
Pickens County, will meet at the
"Sentinel" office on Monday, the
7th day of April, 1884, for the
purpose of fixing the time for hold
ing the County Convention to elect
delegates to the State Convention
in accordance with the call issued
by the State Executive Committee,
and for the further purpose of
transacting such other business as
may be deemed necessary to ad
vance the interest of the party in
the Courty. A full attendance
of the Committee is earnestly de
sired. D. F. BRADLEY,
-The following, from - the "N. Y.
xiraphic," a Republican paper, is rath
er tough on our State, but we cannot
expect any better from abroad. when
our officials, 'vith a number of willing
men-yes, and a well organized mili
tia-have been ready and waiting to
capture the outlaw. if the orders were
satisfactorily given from heaequarters.
It is a shame on our government for
two men to be allowed to defy the
whole State and prove to t h world that
they mean just what they say:
"The State of South Carolina ought
to have been permitted to secede. It
ought to be kicked out of the Union.
It is no place for any man who respects
law and order to live. Doiibdess young
man Cash will escape punishment eith
er by running away or through t h
tenderness of the court which tries
hi), and then the two o4ght to set up
a governinent of their own and aLcert
their authority with pistol and bowie
knife from one end of the State to the
--T'he Directors of the Asheville and
Spartanbuirg Road met here last
Wednesday, hut they were not ready
to order the completion of the g'ap he
tween Hendersonville anu Aseville,
because they desire to consolidate this
rIad with the Western North Carolina
before the work is conmmencedl. This
cannot be (done at present, because the
State of North Caraolina has a fiest
mortgage on the Western North Car
olna, which will hav'e to be cancelled
before the Richmond & Danville comn
pany can get full control of the Road
Negotations are nlow penidinig which
look to this transfer, and if there is no
hitch in the way t;hey wvill be ready to
consiolidate at thbir meetinig here 'the
L~th of April. Shouuld this be (lone
th'ere seems to be little doubt as t~o the
intention of the company to push the
compiletionl of t he work in the dIirection)
of Asheville. For this the people at the
termini and all along the line are most
A REA L OLD TICKET.-We are uzn
able to olerstandl why someI of our
brethren talk of nomi1dting "the old
ticket"--Tilden and( HenIdrlcks. For
our oJwn p~art we want a real good tick
et , oneI which will create some enthun
si.asm among the pecople', North 'and
Sout h. Nobody waunts to bet his mon
ey on old, broken-down horses that
have beeni badly beamten in former ra
Ces, nor do0 we care to vote for men
who have allowed thmemselve~s to be
cheatedl out of the offiees to which they
were elected. For these reasons, we
propose thme n)amIes of George Washing
ton andl Andrew Jackson. Ini case
these men do not suit, then we propose
to get two first-class Egyptian mum..
mies. We do not want any of your
old fossie.-Preas and Banner.
Property Captured by The Federal
Army During The War- -Favorable
Report on the Bill Authorizing its
Bestoration to the Proper Claim
ants or Owners.
A favorable report has been made by
the Senate Finance Coninittee on the
Bill of Senator Butler, of South Caro
lina, authorizing the Secretary of the
Treasury to deliver to the rightf ul own.
ers the contents of certain boxes de
posited in tile Tioasury Departmenpt by
the Secretary of War. The bill was
introduced-by Gen. Butlei on January
17, and as amended by the Finance
Committee, as follows :
The Secretary of the Treasury js au
thorized to deliver, under sueh rules
and regulations as he may prescribe,
to t h. proper claimants or owners, any
silverware, 3ewelry, portraits, watches,
or other articles deposited June, '69,
in the Treasury of the United States,
by the Secretary of War, as property
captured by t h7 United States army
during the late war, and now in the
possession of the United States Treas
ury : Provided, That in all cases proof
satisfactory to the Secretary of the
Treasury be made by the claimants of
the ownership and identificattion of the
silverware, jewelry,portraits, watches,
or other articles.
That all of the aforesaid articles
which may remain in the United States
Treasutry one year after the passage of
t his Act -)b ill be advertised in no less
I h m six newspapeys, to he selected by
the Secretary of the Treasury; and all
of said articles which may remain In
t hU Unhied States Treasury two years
after the passa:Ige of this Act shall be
dily advertised and sold at public auc
tion. muder such rules and regulations
as the Secretgry of the Treasury shall
prescribe, and the net proceeds thereof
te converted into the Treasury.
The following is a list of the art icles.
many of which Were heirlooms in S.
C. families : 246 watches, 83 chains,
I I rings. 6 lockets, 7 breautpins, one
bracelet, 2 pencils, 7 knives, one revol
ver, one pair compasses, box contain
ing seals and 'ring, box containing
small quantity of jewelry, gold chain,
three seals, and stamp, miniature and
case, box containing seven brooches,
ome set seals, four rinw, three pilns, twc
buckles and one pencil, one set cameos,
bracelet, brooch and earrings, one
watch, chain and key, two lockets and
ring. th ree portraits, box of old jewel
ry, two portraits, one silver pitcher,
one silver teapot, one silver cream mug,
one silver sugar bowl, one case with
two forks and 2 knives and 1 spoon.
R EDMOND COMTNO BACK-Senaton
Butler has interestedl himself in push
ing thme petition of the ladies of the W.
C. T. U. and citizens of t his city for
the tr'ansfer of Lewis RI. Redmond, the
famous moon-shiner, from Albany, N.
Y., t~o the penitentiary at Columbia,
and has been successful. A letter from
Senator Butler to a gentleman in this
city received yesterday enclosed a let.
ter' from Attorney General Brewster,
in which it was stated that Redmond
wouldl be transferred to Columbia as
soon as arrangements to receive him
could be made there.-Daily News
-We under~stand( thamt Rev. J. Mc.
Seab~rook, of Mciowell, Il ighlands
county, Va., has accept ed a call as stat
ed suipply to the PrIesbyterian) Churches
of Walhallat, Seneca City and Richland.
Mr. Seabrook is expected to move tc
Walhalla and enter upon his duties a
bout the first of May, He is said to be
an excellent man and a good preacher.
- Keowee Courier.
-Of 300 prominent Massachusetts
Republicans two-thirds name Ed
mnunds as first choice for President, the
balance being divided between A rthum
and Blaine. Lincoln Is the unanimnon
choice for Vice President.
B Order of the State cutive
Committe, a Republican County
Converation is hereby called to meet at
EASLEY, S. C., on the 5th Day of
April next, to elect two Delegates to
the State Conyention and three to the
Congressional Convention which will
be held in Columbia on ifth April,
for the purpose of electing Delegates
to the National Convention to be held
in Chicago on the 3rd of June next.
Precinct Chairmen will hold their
Township meetings and elect fhe num
ber of Delegates in accordance with
the Rules heretofore given.
A. Mi FOLGER,
County Chairman R. P.
and is especially adapted for
cultivating Corn, Cotton
and Small grain crops.
Thousands of them are
being sold every year.
Let every farmer save
time and MONEY by purs
HUDGENS & HUDGENS,
Eiasey, S. C.
Agents for Pickens Co.
Look To Your Interest.
T 1IE PERCHIERON HORSE,
: ll1 make the Spring season of IssIs,
as follows : On Thuirsday of each
Week at Easley Station.
Trsus--nTo Insure a Colt, $25j 00.
For the Season, 20 00.
S. C. Percheron Horse Co,
DISSOLVED BONE Acid
JSAA AC WILLiAMS
rastey, 8. c.
GIVE me a call, and get priucca.
I will be pleased to serve all the
old friends of the Pacific Guano
and of the Acid Phosphiate.
See me at the Warehouse 0on East
end of the Depot.