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THE PICKENS SENTINEL.
1 I DEVOTED TO POLITICS, MORALITY, EDUCATION AND TO THE GENERAL INTEREST Otf TllE COUNTRY. VOL. V. ' PICKENS, a C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1875. NO. a ' From tho Auderson Intclligenccr. t f , A Glftnco at ''Old Pickens." Tho general aspect of things about *'01d Pickens" to day strongly conn tra-ts with its appearance tifteen or twenty years a^o?thou at the zenith of its onto bellum prime and importance as a country town, now all turn bled down and abandoned. . The dividing of Pickens District shortly after the war into Pickens and Oconee counties, and the consequent removal of the county seat, served to utterly annihilate the old town All tho old residents, as by one impulse and seemingly actuated ' . l-\?* n flAtni'mifiatinn 1 n p tinmnn i?o ... .v, .v. **4* at a "conrt houso," migrated at I onco and settled exclusively in Wallialla and New i'ickens, mainly in the lalter placo. As a consequence, a wonderful depreciation in value of (own property followed and mostt, if not all, the old lots changed hands for a mere trifle. As an instance, one lot ot two acres, on which was a good dwelling with a store room at taehed, sold for only $20. Tho Court llouee and Jail, and nearly all tin; store houses atid dwellings were torn down and moved away, and now only a few weather beaten and desolate houses, and ino6t ot these in the last otages of delapidntion, remain to reii.? t ...... l:iv? iiiiiiu u1113 ui i in; i'm mui iiiu vi fji v tentions ot tlio place. in (act, every thing has degenerated to s> great an extent that the few remaining trace-, and relics would ecarc ly excite the curious interest of tiie passing stranger. The largo hotel building is standing vet. hut is t ist going lo ruin and the absence of all the door and window shatters and sash serves hut to * heighten tho gloominess o! the picture. Owlv olio business si;rn to- I mains?that of the old hotel bar, which holds on to the wall with a tenacious grip as if oncotit>cious o! th? fact that the 'Spirits" iiavi: flown. Tho old academy is \ ot to bo seen ; and tho town could at. one tiuuboast of a flourishing High School, which is an easy and safe inference when tt is known that tho llev. J. L Kennedy was its principal. It may bo added in this connection that y <ui townsman, O. II. P. Fant, Esq. ouco trained tho young idea of this Ijcality "bow to shoot." There was never but ono church immediately in the place, a neat and substantial brick structure, which was originally intended for tho use of tho various denominations, but it was used almost exclusively by tho Presbyteri>111 a until Into vnars. who.ii tlw?v sihim* doncd it. Very lately it has been in corporated in a Methodist Mission of the South Carolina Conference, and a strong membership has been already established. This is a remarkably healthy locality, a fino grain growing section and, since tho war, a corinide'rabli: /MHiiihti; r? f' aaI ^vn i j pnioml 'PIi.ka \Jh WUV/II iO I UltlU are no stores nearer tlinn Central Sta tion and Seneca Ci'.y, on tho Air Line Kailroad, each ten miles distant; and thU fact together with the natural rc sources of tho surrounding country, mako this place a splendid opening for a country storo. A morehant of Seneca City, 'who, it would seem, was encouraged hy these inducements | lias very recently oponed a general stock of goods hero and is doing a profitable business. A sturo at Old Pickens is something of a novelty, and tho "natives" hail its advent with rejoicing. Theoftect is amusing and particularly pleasing to tho propries tor. About flvo families of white people and about as many ot negroes are living in tho old placo at present, none of whom, however, rosidod with au >uv Kiwi uuilltlUII |'l lt)l HI lUU "bieaking up," eavo, perhaps, ono old nogro man (Go 'fgo) who ,4bulo;;?? god to I*. Alexander 'lore 'manoipas tion." Goorgo owns the laigo&t part of Old J?ickou8 now, and ouo broad Btnilo, betokening an inward conaci oiiBno88 of his thrift, irradiates Ids SilWlrt ffifttnrna mlion ! ?-? t**lla ?< ? ?!.?? . .. vv If IIVII I \J IOIIO HO I UOl ''things is turned 'round mightly," IIo rejoices in his freedom and vo'es the "publikin" ticket. To. mcditato upon the pa6l pros* pority of tho "Id town nnd upon the character of its former citizens, is a n * - * - - - ruuuunon 01 some interesr, but it is r. melancholy retrospect. Ii has a boat it much of that feeling which results from the contemplation of decay and ruin. There is an eloquence in aecay, but 11 is a end eloquence, and growth lias more ot vital interest than decline, even us we gaze with more pleasure upon the veidency of youth than upon the decrepancy of declining 3 ears. K bow ice. 4^# . i AGloomy Picture fou the Nohtii. Tho Augusta Constitutionalist speakof a conversation ln\d with Senator Uayard, of Dolawaro, says: Mi. Bayard says that the pooplo of the South havo but a faint concoption of tlio di.stress at tlio North. Ho docliirod that, in his opinion, whero one man is Buffering from poverty licro, mon arc suftoring much moro beyond our confines in tlio ' loyall'' States.? Thcro can ho no question that this is true, and for our part, wo look for an aggravation ot tlio woe, .Hast ami West, long be lore tlio grim winter shall relax its icy grasp. A gentleman in thin city told us that real estate near Contral Park, New York, tor which Sl25,000 had been" paid two years ago, Ions a mortgage of $35,000, was offered him for tlio mortgage alone. Mr. Bayard, in confirmation of that utati'inont, said be lu\d heard it announced in Now Yovfc lb at there ?\iis nou si .second mortgago on any property, in the metropolis unci vicinity, which was worth the paper it was written on. He remarked, too, that llu-se wore Rome oftho results of tlio war, that made men almost curse themselves for being misled in 180001. We venture to assert that this feeling will grow as time rolls on. Til K WAV Kl)ITO S AUK DlSAl'I'OINT ki>. ?Tho editor of the Albemarle Times Iihvo "cut their eye teeth'' to Lhc nowspapcr business, and now discourse tliusly: ' Happiness now?hereafter wailing and gnashing of teoth. Wo wero t'ni'ir iriwinn urlinn ti? n ot a a/1 1* /\ ?-* a < > n ? VI j I V.VII II 11 V? 11 >1 U OKU J.UU l/UU IIUV\ D* J paper business. A gourd vino was ripo com pa rod to us. Wo aro good and mellow now. Thoso who got tho Timos pay in advanco. In tho mean limo all tho fellows who soaped us out of a years subscription aro happy. At least wo hope so. Anyhow thev had butler bo for hcrcaftor tboro will bo wailing and gnashing of tooth. As cold watoi'to a ihiraty man, so is back pay from an oid subscriber to an oditor." Djam nds.? Previous to Jlumboldi's oxploration of tho Ural ant' Altai ho culled attention to tho pro bablo existcneo of tho diamonds in those regions, and liis expedition in 1821) was tlic immediate causo of thoir discovery. Floxiblo itacolumito is plontiful in Spartanburg county. Whenever this rock occurs in tho Brazils, tho Ural 1 i I. . T3-. r 1! * I. - -?! 1 ana l ilt- r.iinL i iiuiuk, mu uuunonuH is a fltondy companion, and at somo flit 11 ro clay developments may lead to a discovery of tho diamond fiolds in our midst. Not moi'b surprising than tho fact that in 1857, pearls of the sizo ot a No. 4 shot woro discovered in f.ltn hIimAJh of Unios ffrnHli u-nfrw mueclcH) in a stream on tho lino of Southwentcrn Spartanburg and Grconvillo county.?Geological Stato Survoy. Tlio Financial Chronicle ntatof? that therolmvo boon failures to tho amount nf &1!11 nnn nnn ,i. V/. JWVJVVV V4 111 I 11^ LIIU JHIOU 11 I I H.J months, of which South Carolina con? Lrihutcil two and a half millions! (jrrocnvillo is extending hor bordors. SurvovorJohnson ban lnirl nn?. * ???.>?? J -- - VWVMVJ tbroolotw bctwoon tlio Lmurons and Spartanburg roads, on a commanding ominonco, and in full viow of tho drivo to Lowndo's Hill, From tho Now York Mercury. Aleck Stephens; Stephens and Randolph?t>yin<j for 1 wenty Years?A Congressional Reminiscence?A Victory Over Grow. A dispatch from Goorgla prematu* roly announcing that this venerable, erratic gonitis was suddonly attacked hy dantforons discaeo, and was in a critical condition, furnished our correspondent an opportunity to relate, from his own experience, somo inter- I OSt.illrr rnmiiikflnnpna t.f n ? ???? 1.1I D " i?ii?>in?uiw man. Aleck Stophons lins been, like Randolph of Roanoke, dying for nearly thirty years, and yet continued through all this time, and in npitd of his moribund condition, to tako an important and prominent part in all tho gravo public events that twenty years sinco I first saw him on tho floor ot tho IIouso of Representatives at Washington. His physical weakness was so marked that everybody spoke about it, and all doubted his ability to livo through tho session, winch ended March 4, 1875. But tl.ohaektncii and undertakers in tlio city knew him bettor. They all said that Stephens was an ::v.poster in the matter of health, that for ten years previous lie 1)ltd protended to bo dying, raising tho hopes o( the undertakers and cab drivers for lucrativo employment at a big Congressional lurnal, bul had always cheated them out of it by over 'seeming to be dying, and yet never dying. Ho has thus lived on over since, passed through tho fiorco con lest over slavery, secession and the v/ar, and managed so wo!! tluit, although Vico-Pronidont of tho Confederacy and author of tho celebrated manifoato that "slavery was the cor<? r.cr stone of the now Confederation of American Stales," he yet, of all Con* federates, attained tho most populari-*ty in tho North, and was tho lirst of them admitted to a scat in Congress after the war niwl Ippnim! ?m?I. il.n highest regard b}* .Republican members, though not acting with their party. Hut nil these thingsarc recent history, and well known, iicnco they need not he repeated here. Hut one oi his conflicts in the House in ante war times, and in which a member from tho Stato of New York was personally concerned, is worth tell ing. Oream us B. Muttoson represented tho Utica District, and sorved on tho Commitloo on Pensions. A Mr. TrippIctt, a pension agent at Washington, had compiled a volumo of tho laws and regulations concorning ponsione, and of decisions of courts relating thoreto, and this hook ho was anxious to sell to tho Government. Congressman Mattcson exerted himself strenuously in favor of Tripplott's work, aim no ouiiiou imougii ?jon gross an appropriation for its pnrcliaso, at a fixed price por volunio. It leaked out subsequently that this prico was a trifle higher than tho retail piieo at which tho book sold at tho storo, and that tho excess wont to Mr. Maiteson as compensation for his labors. Clmrg es were preferred on theso facts. and a committee appointed to invostigato thom. Aloelc Stephons was tho Chairman of that committeo, and Galuslm A. Grow, of Pennsylvania, ono of tho members. Thocommitloo mado two reports, ono by Stephens, to ex pel Mattcson lor corruption, the other by Grow, to ccnsuro him only foi carolcss conduct in allowing himsolf to bo found out. This occurrod in 1857. Grow was a new convert to Republicanism, having changod ovor from a Democrat only in tho previous Congross on tho Kansas Nobraska troubles, and ho doterminod to win dim HjmiN jiH ono oi mo loaders oi tiio now party in conducting tho defense of Mattcson, also a Uopublican. Tho contest in Uio Houho rested solely upon Stephens and Grow, and they woro well matched. They aro hot'), when under excitemont, exceedingly passionato, tho voico of each is shrill and piorcing, their oratory aggrcssivo and cvon violent, but Alcck had tho bont of it. nH ho fought 011 tho siilo of honcHty against bribory, Never did tho most robust and powerful man Bhinp brightor in dobato than Sto^hans on that occasion, though tho hand of gi'lm death seemed already upon him. Tho denunciation of tho turpitudoof Mattcson's crlmo was a burst of such fiory eloquence as is seldom heard in Congress. Ilis litho framo shook norvously, and appoarcd as if fulling ass under, as ho turned his brilliantly beaming eye upon Maltcson and pointed liis lank, bony finger in crush ing scorn at tho accused. Tho Republicans had a majority, and Hanks was Speaker, yet all tho efforts of Grow woro in vain. Stephens carried tho Ilouso with him, and Mattcson was expelled. It was one of the most extraordinary parliamentary triumphs over achiovcd, and will bo long res mombcred by those who wero present ul uio umc. Romantic Divoroe CaseThe young wifo of tho Grand Duko Alexis, of Itussia, son of tho Czar, has just been divorced by tho tribunal of St. Petersburg. She was a llessian. and in that quality has been accepted by tho Empress Maria Alcxandrcvna as a maid of honor. ILcr majesty was rapidly captivated by her young count.ri'Wftmnn wiin utuwwlilir hnnnm." ? J -V favorite. Anothor conquest of still greater importance nwaitod iho young lady iu tho Muscovite Empire. iS'oL absolutely pretty, but endowed with that grace which bowitches more than beauty, possessing a charVning figure and an incomparable elegance, she iu^ spired tho young Grand Duko with an irresistiblo passion. One ovening tho Empress saw enter her apartment the ni;.id oi honor bathed in tears, who throwing herself at her Majcstj's feet, avowed her love, and besought the Czarina's consont to the marriage, that same night ihu juuujj was |JUb IIILU it lilUWiiy Uill'I'lU^U, iiiili, Uii ? dcr good o.-cort, conducted to the Iron tier, whilst tho Grand Duke Alexis received orders to rejoin his ship. But tho Czar had reckoned without the determination of t.lin t ivn lncnvn Tim Prince oscaped, rejoined hia fiancc boyund tlio Jiliine, and married licr in Gorman territory, notwithstanding the parental humiliations; and then left, with her for America. Tho romance lasted two years, and nothing conld hond tho determination of the Emperor nor restoro his son to his fas vor, when theinlluenco of tho Empress being brought to bear on his son, determined tho lattor to accept his friths or's conditions and it was decided * u ?*. ii.A a i-i i/uuu tuu uruiiu JVUKU MIIUIIZU cuiibuni to a divorce, rosumo his situation in tho Russian navy, and an annuity should bo sottled on tho hcroino of tho romance. It was immediately after that tho Princo wus in London with tho C/.ar. + ? . A DTI It IN TUB JjKOOKLYN SCANDAL. ? Tho belief prevails in Brooklyn tint Losuler will be tried on the charge of perjury in tlio scandal case and that Mrs Tilton will be the prin cipal witness against him. Mr Bsach and Mr. Fullct ton had an interview with JJiatnct Attorney Jintton on Friday, and it was prosiunod that an attempt was being made in behalf ol Mr. Moultuu for tho indictment ot Mr Beecher on a charge ol libel. A man rushod breathlessly into a - /*? - . L1 A 11 I I mwj ur b oineo in di.. x jiui, anu, approaching the legal luminary, cxcitod ly romarked : UA man haH tiod a hoop to my horsch tail. Can I do any thing?'' "Yes," replied tho attorney; "go and untie it' This was good advieo and only cost tho man fivo dollars. Mr Bonnott's yatch won tho occan raco; and ifMi*. Jicnnott docs not immodiatoly print a map either of himscH or tho ocean, wo nhnll bo forcod to tho urtwoloomo conclusion that ho has for* ^otton tho rudimontS of journalism and had botfor ship bcforo tbo mast of an oystor boat at once. ? ? --- Prosperity is a blessing to tbo go d, but a curso to tbo evil. Dan Voorboos' son James is about to essay tbo part of liamlot on the Terra ljaule atogo. A Story of Divorce' It may not bo generally known, eaystlie Cincinnati Enquirer.yet it is nrobfthlv trno tlmt llm iiA.ml HIT?? J J - - wj ? %?? HV?VI VI Lynnc," although written in England had tho ground work i f its story in a singular marriage which took place in this city, the notice and the attending circumstances at the time being copied by almo. tcvoiy paper in the country. The mutter was about a; follows: A Mr. J. M.v a clerk in ft down town house, fell in lovo with ft vcung lady whoso lallior was a well lo do Second Street fuel's chant, and after a propor season of ftttontion the couple were tnarrkd. Both soon found out that they were not bappily mated, and after a I marriage ot seven years, during which time they had three children two hoys and a girl, tlioy mutually agi cod to the husband a piying for a hill of divorce, on (lie ground of inconpatibility oftemper. The divorce was granted, and the wife went home to her lather, who through endorsing lost hia business and all his property The daughter's and his own mislor tunes weighed so heavily upon the fathers mind that during a moment ol mental alienation he took his own life, leaving his daughter penniless and to go through it with tho eold charity of the world as best sho could Tjo woman, a brave little creature tried every way she knew how to gain an honest livelihood?in lacb working 60 hard giving music lessons and doing embroidery for her old s-chool mates that her health gave way; and having no money to pay her b ai d, must beg, starve or go to the poor house. To turn to the other side of tho picturo, the husband, af , tcr a few months release from the marital bonds, again married, and at tho ti ne of which wo speak had not only the three children by the first aifo, but also an addition thereto, a little two year old girl by the second wife. The latter day being all, the husband advertised for a nurse and housekeeper, which notice reached illVi tjli VI I IIU IUDIj WIIU, illiu HUl'j II) her trouble, went to the former partner < f her heart, told him of her sad condition and applied for the position in hie hoiiRohold. The husband knew not what to say; but after giving her ample funds for all immediate wants a6ked her to call again at his office on the following morning promising to consult his wile about the matter in ? uv? iiivJiiii 11 uig. Prom ply as per agreement wifo No. 1 was on time, as was tho hu8? band, and fiom there they went to tho residence, where tho two wives had their first conversation, ending in the agreement for the first wifo to cumo and accept tho vacant place, which she did, seemingly delighted at having a peaceful homo over her head, notwithstanding tho very strange circumstances under which such a shelter was given Necessity demanded that the entire past should be obliterated, and tho new houso keeper treated as any other helper, that she must care for the children? hor own oil's pi ing?and tho other child the f?me as any hired nurse would di?; that alio must eat at the second lablc to caro for her charges All those (lungs and even more bus mility did tlio poor woman show, never by sign, word or look exhibiting the least evidence of discontent. What, however,'must have boon the true feelings of her heart, when seeing another fill the place that she had oneo tried, as she thought, so hard to fill. The above is Iroin the files of an old Cincinnatti paper, but the se? quol, as told us by one conversant with tho wholo facta, in stranger language than what wo have already narrated. YVhon Ilio cholera waa raging in our city in I860 the second wife was taken very ill with it, and being informed by tlio physician that alw? nolllil 11V i% )>ll4 ft liuu lintifu ill >1... MV " ,v" ?ww? o UIU most, as 811 o was tlicn in a col lapsed condition,she asked that all go out the room, excepting her husband and housekeeper^ when slio told how much 6ho dreaded leaving hnr n.hilrl n """ v,,,,4t amongst strangers, and a dying wifo ontrca'cd them both to marry again. The proposition was a strange one but both promised, and a few months atterwnrd, when the sccond wife had been dead a sullleien' length <>1 time not to cause remarks, the two were again married, brought together after a erne-1 seperation <*1 bo many years nnd we beliovo are ii"\v living happily together in a cozy West End Iimho. ? <2> Atlanta, Cia , Nov. 3.?The .I'll a I >. ! oiwvin uuiuvifi HI lllU /\ 1 T Jillie J iftl I I'Olltl met and the following board was elected i A. S. Buford, President Directors: Austell, Alexander, Maddux, Earlo, Cannon, Clayton, McAdden, Wilson, Soutlierton, Dubarry, Roberts, Howard. ?? Infidel France turns tlie Sabbath into a day of grand display, fostivitv aito theatre going. The parks, tho wine gardens, the saloons, the thei" t res and street shows are all thrown open on that day. <tt+ A now biographer c-1 .irlomus Ward says tho gonial hnmcrist usually wrote with one le^e over tho arm of his chn.ii*. Wc lisid always supposod ho wroto with a pen or a pcncil; but to writo with or.o lotf over the arm of a chair is not so difficult as to writo with one arm over the leg of a chair. ? Ilaristown IferaUI. 4S> Mrs. C. 11. Harris (Carl Pretzel) will probably enter iho lecture field ? w - . i > I iiu.m oiiiiuiiur wiiii a Humorous UI3* J coil 180 oi) "limince." Fifteen thousand people wil! go to church to 600 n heiiuiit'iil girl married, but if it rains on Sunday they "ain't well." Dio Lewis lias gone to Calitornin to stay n year. ])iothinlv3 that tlio air of tli<? Goldon Stnto will mviva his appetite which has vegetated of late. "They call these flats, nnpn," eaid a Fifth avenue porter to a lady investigating the new French houses, "causo t?# the kind of i)eople who takes 'em for homes !"' Possumglory is the name of a rural town in Bartholomew county Indiana. It is ft foretaste of partttu.se as si plftco residence lor colored brethren.? Chicago Times. A man who inquired it anybody liftd soon anything of his litllo boy, ana tnon sum lie was looking tor him, B'opped at a NVIiito street gro?* cory, yesterday, at three o'cioek and bilked till about live, when lie at ruck out again in search i>t" his son with a tniwhimr f?v l\i I ii I inn ol intni'. est ? Danbury News. Iletv's a innn who knows how to keep a hotel, lie lives in Cambridge City. Indiana, and takes twenty oight weekly besidoB several daily panels. .? - A very gentool appearing voting man, wearing kid gloves and carrying a litho and flexiblo walking stick, thought lie would have a joko with a rusty and vcnortvblo farmer on tho Fair (Jrounds last Tuosday afternoon. ' Halloo," saiil tho dandy, "arc you ono of tho judges, on hogs?" "Waal, yans. walk right up and let mo look at you," said tho old farmer. That youth was soon lost amid iho crowd, and no other judges on swine saw him.?Woonsockot Patriot, "Man," says Victor Hugo, "was lllh conundrum of ilic oightuonth contury: woman is tho conumdriim of tho ninotocnth century." Wo can't ^uchs hor, hut we'll never irivo her un?no O I novor!