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mmm?f?" "" H 'l'"' ' "T ?'<*' !' t* i ft *+ ... , , .. , ;,.y Ilil^... > , - , ? ...... . . _. ........ .... WE PfCKENS sentinel; ilUtiWlWll " 1 T" '' " ' " ' f< , irtWw<j *** *? "oi,n ,t; "u ,,r * DEVOTED TO POLITICS, MORALITY, EDUCATION AND TO THE GENERAL INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY, tr.t r'tn " ? ? - * '* I ' " w,,>i' ' "-M 'Pi. ' i j. ?? | in? " *n ' ! : ' ' i li.ilir : ' ! . .v?*?? '. : ?, , ~~~ . : ?z: : ?r?-. ? -?. ^ SOk'tmrn m PICKENS, S. C? THTTKSD AY, APRIL 6, 1876.' .. .Nasi. w [from tfn lffrttnvilh iVe?c?.] | tho fftVOP or onnosition of nftrl.lnnlnr I of lUn^k-n^ will 4l? ??? -**' ^ ' " Utter from^D f-ftfiQej ou the Jtfackey Investigation* ^ CoiiUMhia, March 20, 1876. I hUVd read with somo eiunriea tho lctl,ot; pf Ool. .C^ttopdon, pxttifOi'hod in tji'o Kows of tho 10th instant, rolativo to tho Mackoy omL'^AV*4rA 'mn- - ti . ^ ? wrugrw. xnvwruurs unogou purposo is to placo both sides of tho Mftckoy imponchmcnt mutter b'oforo your j^adcrs. I submit tv bother, to ft reflecting and unprejudiced rotidor thcro ^ is but ono sido to tho mftttor, to wit: aet>Q side of justice and right? In ft jj[Oi'd, if Mackoy bo innocont and tho victim of villains and traduccrs, is it ftpt a mattor of right and jnstico to * liim that ho havo tho opportunity of proving bis. innccenco to Lho world? It nood not bo rcpliod that a packed cpmmittoo would present articles of * impoachment against him whethor gqilty or i^ot, for no man, or set of ^cn>;jn trials of this character, where tho ovidonco is a mattor of public record, soon and road of all men, can bo found so utterly indifferent to pub no opinion as to appear beforo tho World as prosocutors of a ift dn against VfHom no proot has boon adduced.? ** If ',0 gu?lty, who can dony but it is a matter of right and justice to the Stato, that ho bo convictod and deprived o? an jjffloow h igji bas over boc'tf, tf?o '?&fV^iftvWAof the lives, liberties and property of her citizens.? # Viewing tho /natter abstracted from tho"charactcf of the charges, and tho * reputation of many of thoso who tnako and doclaro thomselvea ready to subtiato thorn, it is passing strango to mo that Iho Judgo himself, much m Ai-n P/\noAi>t?i? I !??/v !??..? 111 v/1 w viivj v?ti vu ilium uurn, nhould sook to stav3 oil' investigation, view could it do harm, and in ? QJiflffoJioinl of view, it is a matter o( jyatico to the Judge and tlio poop'e.? In matters involving tho purity and integrity of lliis important, ollico, no "" otuy ^kyuj^l be cotjt rolled" in forming opinion of duty and propriety, by Hie class of men who may array themselves for or against a thorough investigation, but should look solely ^ to tho question, whether there nro reasonablo grounds for such investigation. I am not willing to admit "that tho worst elements of the lladical part}', including every noted oorrupt politician or offlcitil arc arrayed," as Col. 0. says against Maelc^ ey, whilo tho beet clomont of tho Rad* ioal party arc supporting bim. Among iboso of tho llopublicans voting with Col. 0., tho name of Lcslio, of Land Commission notorioty, is found, and it ho bo tho boat olomonts of tho party, God 8avo tho country. There nro a numbor loaaor Republican lights vot% ing with him, and on tho whole, tho division of the Rcpublicnns on tho quostion, is about equal in point of honosty, wliilo thoro is a vast preponderance of tho bettor informed jnombors ot tho party recording thorneolves for tho investigation. i have groat ftspoct for tho opinion of Chancellor Johnson and othor opposing Conservatives, but 1 bavo greater ro^ ^ Bpeot lor mon who dare to form thoir own opinions on facts, and fearlessly oarry thom out; ospecially in all efforts to probo corruption in high places, nod bring to punishment, those who * oommit wrong, and thoso who protect wrong doers. Wo thinking mind cad dotibt but that every well founded flflsniclon. oven arminsV. n Jmlir-ioi nflH A ' o J cor, should bd trascd up for tho honor ^ q! tho bench, not to say in jus^jcoof tho ofllcor. Thin is always the safe courso, novcr making injury, olton producing good rcnults. If Mohoh, IJowen, Iiuttz, and Whippor favor tho investigation, this should not drive ono from th6 right, but' It t<h6(ild p. rathor cncourago us, in seeing Buch mon show a returning sonse of propriety* and integrity. It usod to bo rfaid that if a Conservative fuvorod a mcasuro of Jjoginlation, or votod and worked for n particular candidate, it -would aroiiHO tho apprehension of tho Radicals and dofcat tho nv i.?uro or person as tho ease might be. Jlas it flow como to bo truo, that intolligont Conservatives bano thoir voto and iic-. tiotv upon an important mat lor, on wok IfnowJi Alac^cals? Away with sueX fllfrtsy! ex ;u8Q8 and protects! to pi'oicc* judicial offlcor un^or a'eltitid of oliargcB sustninod by Consorvativos of high touo and ohnractcr. Woro it nocossary for us to ignoro our own judgment, and ftlnvp* our courno on measures to tlitt taoro fooling of publicans on them, then Loslio and tho Kcpublicans voting with Col. C., I ertll InV olllim tv? nlmnt ?a mnnli K.wl - J ~VV"*J ?? ww v IUUVI> ^tlV4 notorioty, as those voting with myself and other Conservatives. Apart from thcRO abstract views, what nro tho fftcts? I, and perhaps nono of tho Conservatives know anything persons ally of tho guilt or innocence of Mack ey, or of tho truth, or falsity ot tho charges made against him. Tho matter laid boforo tho House, consist of viuiuiiB unaiges sot lortii in a petition on llio part of tlio citizons of Lancastor, ns to his climntasal of tho Grand Jury, amounting to an act of judicial tyranny, his unprecedented ootirso in tlio ease of tho State vs. Lydia Massoy and Cephas llion, in tho year 1874, in which he is chargod with jlmving throntcnod certain of tho jury, that he would send thorn to jail, if llioy did not find a verdict as he directed, with other allegations by the Comniitteo that there .nro ot.h^ nml ntoro serious chargos of neglect of duty, 'corrupt practices, ami even bribery freoly imulo agaisb M.ackey, as occuring in Lancaster County, and capable, of proof. This petition setting forth llioso flagrant usurpations of authority? and theso charges of terribly cor nipt practices, are signed by honored and rcspectcd Conservatives, and they have coino hero asking an opportune ty to substantiate them. What terrible charges? Those against Moses are insignificant to some of them, for instance extorting by threats of itns prisonment a verdict from a jury. In addition to theso <:hnr<ren from fmn O - easier, olltoi' charge* are made from Chester, backed by Major Hamilton at:d other citizens of known integrity. J)o not those con.^titato a prima l'acio case? Can any one read them and for a moment hefliiato ns to tho duty of ilic Legislature to test their truth or falsity? lias the Hunch ol' South OttMClijop. so tluxti, each charges Mgncauy worthy men against a judicial oflieer can bo passed unhfeteded?-^ it is a sad commentary on tho times and people to contcmplftto, in Us olloots on good government and judicial purity in tho future. 1 votod lor tho invostigution, and am willing for tho people to jndgo between thoso voting for and against it, with tho facts before them. 1 have no foars of the uni'/llnf /if n n l?/\nnnt o rwl t %#,-? 1 1 * v VIUIW Ul Mil IIUUV'.TU UHU JllbUlII^UIll; poople on suoh a question. But Ool. C. and those voting against tho investigation, in addition to roasons based on tho typo of Itopubiicans supporting thorn and wltioh I. Iiavo shown to bo blind protoncos, without foundation or reason, ullogo that tho invostigatiou will load to the suspension of iMackoy, and will opcrato to release villains and rogues who are to be tried boforo tho Judge this weok. J low weak, how silly, such a stfttomont.? It is a euo of tho Oovornor, given forth in that famous and unprocodont ed interview in behalf of Maokoy, when ho rushed fully armed and equipped to tho dofotyso of his fiiond ..II? T.. 1T--I * uuu iniy. xa iujicitoy tuo only j uugo wlio can prosocuto criminals to eonviotion? Is mj' friond oontrollod in this viow hy tho old ndftge, "It tnkon ft thief to cfttch ft tliiof?" J)oo3 ho not know thftt it Muokoy Hhouhl bo siTHpondod tho Govoinor would npl>oint hit* HuocotMior, that tho Governor in a Apnoinl fridntl of Mftckoyj thftt ft part il Mtiokey's dofonHo would bo to su bat an tin to tho guilt of Yooum and othorft In ChoHlor; that tho (Jovornor would appoint ft man who would not projudico Mackey, and who if tho portion woro found guilty woidd not inn 10 panisn tiromr x 11o wiiolo innohinory istfi tlie hands of tlio frionds of Mrtckoy, in oneo ho woro suspendod. JIow thon can thoy say to roueonablo mon that tho investigation of AlucUoy would loud to tho triumph of ii bund of thieves. Thin Iil<o tlio other CXCU808 for opposing an investigation ~ mil IIVU OtUIIU LI1U tt'Ot UI I toason. They aro blin<J?, which niUBt } give way to intelligent reflection, and < sound jndgemont. Tho roattor is ] doubtloss endod for thifl Bcsnion and I havo writton my viowB of it in justis j Ocntion of tho courso of myself and ( others, who voted for tho proposed j investigation. Itospeclfully, < 1). F. Bradley. ? Tersonal Government?A QFormidablo. 1 Indictmont of Grant. The Now York Herald submits tlio following startling array ot spo~ t citicaiions: ' 1. Ono of his very tirf>t acta a? ( L'reeuient showed singular contempt v tor law. and regnrd for his own will or desire alone. lie nominated Mr. ^ A. T. Stewart to be Secretary of the i Freasury. Mr.Stewart, undoubtedly t a capable man, could iiot disengage c himself from liis vast comtncicial in I: tercets, and a law which had stood t for almost three-quarters ot a cens 1 tury on our staluo b >oke, and whose u wibdotn was unquestioned, forbade t his taking tho oiliee under tiie circumstances. Wli&t happened? Gen. n Grant coolly asked (Jongrc&8 to re- v peal thu act. It refused, as was its v duty, and the President sulked v X. Next Grant drove Gen Cux out of the Cabinet because lie refused to ii appoint corrupt and inellicient Ii iends C itthe President to < iliee in the In? <? dian Bureau an 1 elsewhere, in vio- i< hit ion of civil ser\ico rules and hon- a est government. Ij 3. lie drove Joseph Wilson tho li honest laud c?>nnnissi<iner, into retirement becucsc iie decided a M is- j si nri hind claim of the Dent family j adversely to their interest. |i 4. lie appointed a pok-jr-playing o Congressman as Minister tij 1-ngland, and kept him there until ho v. as threatened with arrest, a public dis- h grace and scandal, in Hjii'e ol his no- ii torious connection with the Kmmu n vr;..^ a U1 IIIV} lltUiVI. 0 5. lie a'temptcd, against tho will li of Congress ami tho country, 'o annex s St. Doming >, and sent out his own n private agout, Gen. JJabc;>ek, to no- i gotia'o a troaty in violation ol the I constitution; and he was so contempt n nous toward tho laws that he actually sout to tho Sunate a eeerect agree- ii incut made ami signed with JJacjs by c thirt ftllthoriy.nfl III iviltn nirnnt ntwtni* .1 , pretense that it was a treaty, and only o withdrew it when tlie Senate private o ly informed him that tho constitution | required tieatieH tu ho made and signed l>y agents publicly nominated ;i and confirmed by the Senate. \ fi. To consummate the annexation, f in which ho had involved himself with a number of men notoriously t engaged in a land speculation, he t kept vessels of war 011 tho coast o' < tho ibland at a great expense to sup- < port tho usurper Baez, ami levied t war on the Ilaytion Republic, in vio <. 1 at ion of tho constitution, which reserves tho power of declaring and i making war to Congress. i 7. He cauBod the expulsion of t Charles Sumner from the chairmanship of tho Senate foreign relations i committee, a post which ho I ,'ul held ( for many years and in which his ser c vices in the country were of peculiar * importance, bocauso ho would not 1 support the St. Doiirfngo sclicino. j 8, Ilo af'orwards tried to biibo ( Sumner to acquiescence in tho St- i Domingo plot by tho offer of tho i mission to England, This was when lie saw that against Sumners opposi- J tion I ho St, lVuningo treaty must i tall. 9. Ho a;*pointed his brother in | lu\r, Cramer, to 11 high diplomatic position, although this person had i already shown himtelf notoriously ; until while holding an obscuro eon- | sulship. ( 10. lie appointed*anothor brother* in law, (Jaaay, lo bo collector of New i uncans, anil thovo maintains him, in ?pito of his proved incapacity and jormp'.ion and hia opoti violation of law. 11. When public opinion, outraged :>oyond ondnranco at Casoy's conduct, lemnndcd his removal, ho apparent* y submitted by requiring and osten~ libly accepting CnsRoy't) resignation, 'to take effect on tho appointment of lis successor;" but ho has never ap)ointed a succeesor, and thus Casey cmaius collector in spito of the pub i ic dojiirand for his removal. i 12. lie removed a collector of in? i ernal revenue at Chicago because t his ollicer refusod to join Orvil jrant, the President's brother, in a j vinskey fraud. 13. Later, in violation t>f law, lie ;avo to tliis same brother Orvil tho nonopoly of trading with certain ril)(H of Indians, and caused the exlusion of other traders, certified to >o respectable men. This is tho first ime in our history when a Presidents M other h:i6 become an Indian trader, i has received a monopoly, contrary o an express law, from his brother. 1-i. Ho gave the Federal appointments in t lie city of Now York to a irard politician, said to bo connected mil tho iainmuny King, but who j >aa his own intimate. I 15. He appoint nil and long kept | i tho important olUoe of Attorney ( luneral oftho United States a man | ponly charged with frauds, known l> bo ignorant?1 law, unlit by char- i cter and acquirements for the place, i >nt notoriously a subservient tool of ] is own. ; 1(1. lie tried to promote this inca- | able Attorney General to the chief i udg-ship of the supreme court, a iiiblie scandal which was prevented nly with the utmost dilUoulty. , 17. lie took away tho custody of , 'iivftriiinon t tmiilj ?lir* nol.l i - - .....Vix I I VIII I UU OK/IIV1 I I muse of t!ic l?ai-ings, who had held i l 6iuco the fouiuia'ion of the governs , nent, and entrusted the public moil- | ys to Clews & Ilabichf, as a toward , in- notorious partisan services and in | pile of warnings tnat this house was iot trustworthy or of good standing. , .ho linn has since bccmio bankrupt, i mt the public does not yet know how | nuoh tho treasury lost by its failure < IS. llo gavo to one of his former < nilitary aids, Lcot, a monopoly of < am wim cusiomnoueo warehousing, .ml maintained him in it until the j mtrngcd merchants became too clam < ?rous iit the injusiico 11?oy wero com* i udlcl to 11 iTtir. i 19 lie has accepted costly gifts md repeatedly rewarded the givers 1 villi public places fur themselves or or tlioir friends. 'JO. lie permitted and defended lie moiety frauds, by winch the revMines of the country were farmed nit tol ?w politicians, with the known lesigu of securing the political foruncsj^f some of his favorite adherilitS. 21. He was and is the intimate of \texander Shepherd, a man openly tud generally accused of of cuirup ioii in Washington, and 22. When (JongreeB, compelled hy i rigid investigation, destroyed tlie 1 istrict government which Shophord controlled, in order to pnt him out >f place and power, tho President iiid iho indecency to renominate him it once as tho head of tho new government?a nomination so so indalous ;hat the Senate immediately and inanimonsly rejected it. 215. In spito ot this lie still retains i Shepherd i" favor its 0110 of his most ntimato associates. 24. lie shocked the public eonso of propriety by inviting to tho White House, on a public occasion, Harrington, tho confederato of Shepherd i pei'Bon thou undergoing trial for lolony, ami never acquitted for the jharge. 25. Ho c (nsorts constantly with men of doubtful character, aud btill has among his intimates both Shopherd and Harrington. 20. In their defenso ho even wont so far as in an annual message to undertake by several millions the debt of the District of Columbia; a grosB attempt to deceive tho public which was immediately exposed in C5<?i? " % 1 gresa. 27. Ho was a party in an intrigue whereby bis own salary was doubled, and caused It to bo privately understood in Cungrfcss that tho bill raising congressional salaries would not re rcoive his signature unless bis own 3&lury was doubled. 28. llo was for months engaged in m attempt, at last successful, to make )ne of his intimates, Rufus Ingalis> Qunrtormaater General ot the army, md held vacant tho Russian mission is n lumpiuuon to uon. Meigs, who stood in the way ol this scheme. 29. llo supported Kellogg as Gov^ jrnor ofLouisiaiia without authority from Congress, confessing that ho did lot know who was tho rightful Governor, and on his own will alone; and lie has used the army for many noutlis to hold Louisiana down for this favorito. 30. llo did not scruple last year to grossly misrepresent to Congress and mo country ttio condition ot Louisi* una and other Southern States, in order that lie migli thereby support his corrupt personal followers there. 31. While a congresbional committee was in New Orleans investigating [lie condition of Louisiana ho vio^ Ivntly t?)oU matters in his own hands> iimI in their presence dispersed the legitimate Assembly of the State by n.eans of the army. 32. He ordered his Secretary of War to send the approval of the a-hole Cabinet to Sheridan for the iispersion of the Logiblatnre and his banditti dispatch, though it is known llmt ho (lid lint tftkn flm trmililn ti. consult any member of the Cabinot in :he matter, and tlmtseveial members J id strongly disapprove of these inea&u res. o3. lie refined to soo or hear tlie sommittee which Congress had sent to New Oi leans, and uont a mossage to Congress founded on assertions which the report of that c nnmittee ot Congress showed to bo false and groundless 31. Thus ho first insulted his Gab-* inot and then Congresa in ordor to sarry out his poreonal aims, and nought, by artful misrepresentations and false statements, made when ti-ulli was at his call and unofficially known Lo him, to justify a dangerous usurpa^ lion ot power by tho military and the prostration of civil rule. 85. Ifo endeavorod to intimidate a congressional committee into making a report on tho condition ot Arkansas, to subsorvo his own viows; summoned thom beforo him and told them what they ought to report, and did not. even tako tho troublo lo ask them what facts thoy had found in their investigation. Fortunately, thoy were too independent to Hubmit to lii.s die* tation. 30. Ono member cf tlio committee who mado a minority report in accordance with his wishes, ho rewarded with the pout ot .District Attorney at Chicago, an ollleo from which ho was lately dismissod for incapacity. 517. llo used the poworl'ul influence of tho administration to causo tlio pan* ttngo of tho llaboas Corpus and Forcc bill, a nioaauro flagrantly unconstitutional, and, an subscquont ovonls have shown, without tho oxcuso of nccossity or oxpodiency. 38. llo insulted the public senso of honor unci decency by rotaining Mr. Delano in olhco long aftor tho grossest scandals had boon provod against him and his subordinates in tho manage* mont of Indian affairs; and when at last compelled by tho dread of losing an important election to dismiss hirn> lie gave him a strong testimonial of character and expressed his regret at parting with him. 39. In tlio prosocution of tho wh!s* koy thieves ho gavo hie countc&nnco not to honest officials doing tfioir ddfty but to tho political ga'mblors and personal adherents whoso crime were threatened with discovery.40. "When an honest but over fcoalous prosocuting officer uttered words in ilia l.??* -I * 1 4 - ... ?..v, iiuui, vii tirgumuni. at WHICH tntf Presidont choose to take oflfenso, instead of pardoning his words on tho scorc of liia honest zoal for t>hc public interest ho ordered bin dismissal. 41. llo kept near him in tho most intimate oflicial relations two men,. Babeoek and Luokey, when both wore under gravo suspicions of complicity in revonue frauds. 42. llo rcstorod Babcock to bis placo after a trial which did not in the genr.,.oi i.!.. -? " - - V/..H v/jyi.il>yn blVMl 1113 UIIUl'UULOl' Ot 11)0 gravest suspicion of infidelity to pub* lie trusts, and when the President irv his own examination wan compelled to adnvit that important papers had been conccaled from him by his scero-^ tary. 43. In h<s swovn testimony in do-r fenco of Cron. liabcock ho had tho insolenco to say that he rovoked tho of* der of Mr. Hristow changing tho sir* porvisors at his own will, without consulting tho secretary, and as though ho was dictator. 44. Unawed by public indignationj regardless of public decency, unmovod by tho fact that State after State hn? boon lost by tho nartv which el nr. tod him, bccauHO of his misconduct, ho only a fow days ago flung a now dff* flunco at tho people hy accepting, tho moment it was tendered, and "with regret," the resignation of Mr. Boltc* nap, whoso crime had been already made known to him. How he was Outwitted.?Tho story is told of an old Quaker who lived with a woman us his wife, but refused to be bound by any form of marriage. Their relationship waif known to be a perfect marriage in all but the form, and his friends, while' acknowledging tl,ie purity of the mans ideas, were grieved at the scandal created by his action, as ho was knowh to bo a good num. lie was, howovcr>* donf to :ill remonstrance,s, although bis friend presented the matter in every possiblo light. At. length somo of tho oldest and gravest among lira friends determined that the matter ought to bo settled, with or without his sanction. Thoy therefore crtlfed on him, and, in tho presence of his wife in all but tho name, they renowod their arguments. In tho eourso of tho conversation they artfully mails aged to draw from her tho remark that she considered him as her bus* band. Immediately afterward they spoke to him in such u way that lie, not suspecting tlicir intention, replied: "Why, I consider her as my wife."? "Then I pronounce you man and wife. Those whom God hath joined logethor let no man put assuudcr," said tho oldest man in the party. Tho out" witted Quaker was furiously angry,, but he had been caught beyond quos-tioii. * Cieneral Rufus lngalls explains that tho watch he gave Mrs Grant wasworth but $180. lie will havo somo difficulty in making tho country believe that Grant would give him tho (^uartormastor-uonoralsnip ol the United States for that small giU.~ Besides tho presentation addross, printed on tinted satin in golden lottery specifically stated that thojowel-* ed limo pieco- was made for Quooni Victoria and cost over ?4,000. 1 Stealing tho criminal calondar to* put a stop to a court, is tho latest dodgo in lOdgcfield. Last Friday,wlion Judgo Carpenter called for the calondar, tho nlnrlr ivirw.rt.rwl if. llJl'l hf?f>n n t fit rt II O.V. .. . - the night previous. Thoro wcro about Bcvonty cases upon it, and a nuddor* halt was occasioned in criminal husi* ncfis. . Mr Leonard Dove a young man of culture and promise, committed ntiieidc at Doves depot on tho Ohornw and Darlington Railroad, rocontly.