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D. F. BRADLEY, Editor.
PICKENS C. 11., S. C.:
THU8SDAY, MARCH 10, 1881.
or subseription, $1.50 per annum, for six
ths, 75 cents; strictly in advance.
dvertisements inserted at one dollar per
are of one inch or less for the first inser,
and fifty cents for each subsequent. in
ion. Liberal discount made to merchants
others advertising for six months or by
bitnary Notices and Tributes of Respect
.red for as advertisements.
nnouncing Candidates five dollars, in
* e Gary-Kelley Affair in Congress.
During the proceedings of Congress
tho 26th ult., Mr. Horr, of Michi
n, a vengeful fanatical anti South,
i hypocrito, offered an amendment
the sundry civil appropriation bill,
- pay W. F. Gary, of this County,
i~o sum of one bundred dollars per
month during the timo he remained
sabled from the wound inflicted upon
in by W. J. Kelley, provided said
Syment should not continue for a
'iger period thian twolvo months. It
)pCars from the proceedings which
o publitsl olsewhere, tlmt "a leading
emocratic lawyer" of this place had
ritten to a Republican oflicial for
o -puIposO of securing, if possible,
on the Government, the payment of
o medical bill incurred by Gary
ring his recovery. This official, it
>pears, instead of giving the infor
ation sought., placed the letter in
ie hands of Mr. Horr, one of the
lest fanatics on the floor of the
ouso, for the purposo, not of bone
ting Gary or his family, but of rais
ig the "bloody Blirt" and giving a
rtcxt for th abuse and slander of
1c Southern pollO.
Mr. Ilorr in his wvild and vehement
onunciations of the people of this
~ction, asserted that thero had been
ghteon Revenue officials killed in
us district; but ho failed to stato how
any citizens had been murdered by
evenuo oflicials, lie tailed to state
tat Amos Ladd, a quiet and inoffen
ye youth of this County, had been
tot down and murdered in cold blood
vHugh P. Kane and his gang of
ifilans, and that they were after-,
arda forceably taken fr'om the Green
lIe jail by Governmen t officials an d
* pt upon the pay roll by Mr. .Raum;
us setting a premium upon the
urder of citizens by Revenue officials.
o, it did not suit their purposes to
tow tho other side of the picturo.
(ow if the real pur1pose of all this fuss
bout the shooting of Gary is to keep
want and starvation from his door,"
s asserted by some one in the dos
ate, we will unidertake to say that if
~ary and his family are actually in
rant of the necessaries of lifo, that
beoy can, and will be supplied by De
nocratio citizens of this County when
svcr th3 fact is properly made known
.o them. But it will be observed that
ieither Mr. Gary nor any one else has
*ippealed to Congress for aseistanco
for him. This makes it plain that it
was not the purpose of Mr. Llorr or
the Bepublican official to whom the
letter was wtitten, to secure aid for
Gary through Congress, but that it
was their purpose to flaunt the bloody
shirt and make political capital for
the Radical party. We take it for
granted that if this "leading Demos
cratic lawvyer," or any other Demos
crat had desired to secure from Con
gress an appropriation for Gary's
benefit, they would not have reported
the case to the vilest Radical fanatic
in that body, but would have asked it
through Col. Aiken, a Democrat,
whose duty as well as plea- -.re it al
ways is to help themn.
Senator Butler's Blue Ridge Canal
Tho amendment to the river and
harborbill, proposed by Senator But
ler in the Senate, approp~riates $15,000
to ascertain, first, the cost of improv
Ing the Hiawasseo, Little Tennessee
and Savannah Rivers, up to the head
of practica~ble slackwater navigation;
second, the exact profiles of routes
through Hightower and Rabun Gaps,
with cross sectiom t suitablo points
from whidh it may be determined to
what extent the inctined plane system
can be utdilised, and the estimates of
the cost of building the necessary ca,
Dal can be made; third, a comparison
of cost, distances, lockage, &o., of the
2iawassee and Little Tennessee routes
with each other, and WIth correspond
log elements of the -route via the Ten-.
nese Coosa and Gemulgee Rivers
uurveyod in 1874.
The Illustrated Selenifto News.
One of the handsomest -of publica
tions is the Illustrated Scienti Be Nows,
publishod by Munn & Co., Now lork.
Every number contains thirty two
pages, fall of engravings of novelties
in iscience and the useful arts. Orna,
mental wood work, pottery, vases and
objects of modern and ancient art
The March number contains, among
various other subjects illustrated, a
full description of the manufacture of
paper hangings, with engravings; how
the deceptive curvo is produced in
casting the ball by the baseball pitch
or, his attitude, how he holds and
handles tho ball, all fully illustrated.
The number before us also contains
engravings of Capt. Ead's prcposed
mhip railway across the Isthmus, and
a novel hydraulic railw:ay locomotive.
In addition to all this it contains
many valuable recipesfor artisans
Thi publication will LO found in
structivo and entertaining to all
classos, but will be best appreciated
by the most intelligent. Publisbe(l
by Munn &,Co.. 37 Park Row, New
York, at $1.50 a year, and sold by a'll
The BatesvillelFactory Burned.
The Batesvillo Factory in Green,
villo County was entirely consumed
by fire last week. The total valua
Lion of' the property, including the
mill site, is $20,000. The fire caught
in the roof by sparks from the engine,
consuming the building with its con
tents, in a very short time. The fac
tory was a two and a half story wood
en building. 1,200 pounds of raw cot
ton were consumed per day, yielding
over 1,000 pounds of yarns, No. 7 to
12. Tho factory was insured for
Information for Sheriff Gilreath of
CENTRAL, S. C.(, March 4, 188 1..
Enrron SENTINEL-Sir: in TimE
SENTINEL for the current week I see
an article copied from the G reenvilleI
News, setting forth that ono Rev.
Burries of Picke~ns County had comn
mitted an outrage on a sick, helpless
woman in Groonuvillo County, and that
the same crime had heen por'petraited
by the same Rev, on a ditferent per*
son several months previous. Now,
as I am the only Rev. Burriss in
Pickons Cou nty (that 1 k nowv c) I
supp~oso I am the man charged with
this enormous crime, and I now~ take
the liberty to say the whole affair is a
malicious falsehood, and a low cow,
ardly attempt to injure me in the es,~
timation of tho colored people :amuong
whom I labor as at minister; anud I
will further say for tio inlormuationm of
all concerned-especially the E hitmt
of THE SENT'INELr, as he seems deepjly
interested, that I am at home two
miles from Central, w~hero I may be
found almost any time, and al ways
ready to meet all suc-h inufamous anid
R1ev. DANIEL BURRass.
We do not know that this "Rov'
Daniel Burriss is the man charged
with the "enormous" erimoe referred
to by the News, but as he appeared,
from the statement to be a citizen of
Pickens County, and there being no
other colored "Roev" Burries in thie
Coun ty, as ho himselfstates, and know,
ing that lhe had been arrested and tri
ed for an attempted offence of similar
character on a white woman in this
County a year or so ago, we thought
it probable thiat ho might be the mani
We will also state that wo have
been informed that a colored man by
the same narno was confined in the
llartwell, Ga., County jail about the
year 1876, with the negro who re
cen tly brained deputy sheriff Skelton,
of that cou1n ty, charged with the crime
of stealing corn. and that there is now
a reward of $50 for him on that side
of the river. But as he has given his
pla1ce of residencoe and expressed a
willingness to "meet all such in famous
and malicious chargos.," it will be an
easy matter for the shioritff of Green
villo County to give him an~ opp~or,
tunity to prove hsis innocence, which
we trust he wil do without delay.
A ILLuIIANr WVEDDINO.-The Bun,.
combo 8treet Methbodist Church was
throngod last night to witnous the
marriage of' Mr. M. A. Morgan to Miss
Mamie Westfield, dlaughter of Mrs.
Emma Westfield. The )popularity of
the bridegroom, and the loveliness of
the bride weore quite sufficient cause
for the lar'go attendance of obsorvor-.
Mr. anid Mrs. Morgan Look the eastern
bound train last nigh t for' Washington,
pur'posing to visit Baltimore and New
York before thier return home
A statue of .John Brown is the
ohoice of Kansas to represent the
8tateo in the National Statuo Gallery
in the Capitol, at WVashington.
The Gary-Kelley Shooting Affair in
Congress-Mr. Horr Hoists the
Bloody Shirt an6 Tries to have
io0 Appropriated to Keep Gary
from Starvation and Pay His Medi
cal Bill-He Reads a Letter from a
", Leading Democratic Lawyer" of
The llouse was in Committee of
the Whole, with Mr. Harris, of Vir
ginia in the Chair, for the purpose ol
considering tho sundry civil appro
Mr. iorr. I offer the amendment
which 1 send to the desk.
The Cleik road asfollows:
Striko out lines 1141, 1142, and 11,
43- the entire paragraph-and insert
in its place the following:
"For payment of the fees and ex
porimse of United States'marshals and
deputies, $598,700; Provided, That
out of said sum shall be paid to Do-.
puty Marshal William F. Gary, of
Pickens County, in the State of South
Carolina, the sum of $100 per month
from and after February 14, 1881, so
long as he remains disabled by wounds
recently received in the dischargo of
hit duty while attempting to enforce
tho laws of the United States; said
payment to be made by the Secretary
of the Treasury, monthly, upon prop
er proof of his disability, but to censo
in any event aftter twelve months
from February 14, 1881."
Mr. Blount. I make the point of
order on that amendment that it is
not germane, and that it doce not
Te Chairman. The gentleman
must confine himself' to what appears
on the fice of the amendment in dis
cussing the point of order.
Mr. H1orr. Mi. Chairman, that is
wthat I am trying to do. I offer this
amcndment in no spirit of striie, but
Himply that justice may be done a
brave and efficient officer v1o huas inst.
been str'uck down wh'1ilo in the dis
charge of' hiis duty. M r. Gary is onue
of the deputy mar'shials of the Uni ited
States court, who lives in Pickens~
Coun ty, South Carolina. Only a1 few
days ag~o, on the 1 1th~ of this month,
w~hile attemptinog to) serve pres
upon a man c'har'ged with v'iobiting
the law of t he land, he was shiot do wn
anid niow lies su1iirin a nid disamble~d oni
accoun lt of hik wou nds. To sho0w the
llouse thatu this isi no fancy picturo'( of
my own, I will road a shlort, le'tterjust
received by ani ofht'eer of' !bo Giovern
men.t now in this city. This letter' i
witten, as~ I haveo stated, by onie of
thle ab Ilest demifocratic la wyers in the
Cioniity of' P.ickers, South Car'olina.
Mir. Bloun t. This bill maukes up
prop~iaitioni for thle une x fi scal year
anid has nothing to do with the ex
penditLures of' thIiis year'.
Mr. Reed. 1lowv enn we understand
w hether' this amendCl~lmenit is in or'der
without having n statement of' the
Mr'. lIorr. If there is anytising ]
pride myself on, it is that I under.
stand fully every question of ordeu
that is presented to this 11ouse.
[Laughter.] This letter says:
On last Monday night William F
Gary, wvhile on duty as deputy Unitei
states nmrshal, was dangerousl~
wounded by a gunshot in this county
lie is now at home in a ver'y critical
condition, sun'ering much and requirei
good medical attention. I have just
seen the physician who has been at
tending him, who seems to be vera
much interested in his case. I hav<
enceouriaged him to go ahead and givt
this man careful attention, with the
expectation that he will be paid foi
his services by the Government it
whose employ lie wvas at the time h<
WVill you be so kind as to inform m<
wvhat pr'ovisions have been made b~
the Government for such purposes
and what course must be pursued tha!
this unfortunate man may havo prlop
or and humane attention? lie is
ver'y poor man with a large family t<
support, and in my judgment th<
Government should see that he hai
proper medical treatmen t.
Mr. Aiken. I ask the gentlemar
from Michigan to give us the name o
the writer of that lettor.
Mr. hiorr. I would cheerfully giv<
it. lBut up to this timo they hav<
been in tho habit of shooting onl~
republicn down th'ere. This man ii
a democr'at and I uo not want to b<
responsible for their commencing t<
kill democrats hereafter.
Mr. Aikon. Lot me sany that, the
infermation I have received is differ
ene. from what the gentleman has
Mr. Hlorr. I assert that this lettei
is from a lending democratic lawym
In the County of Pickensin the State
of South Carolina.
Mr. Aiken. The County of Pick,
ens is In my District, and I know all
the lawyers in it. This man is not it
prominent lawyer, or the gentleman
would mention his name. I assert
that threo-fourths of what is written
in that letter is untre.
Mr. florr. Now, Mr. Chairman,
when men are disabled in this way
who are on the rolls of the Internal
Revenue Department, they oan get
some relief by being on those pay.-rolls
and being paid their wages during
their recovery. But this man is one
of the deputies of the United States
court and dependent upon the fees of
his office for the support of himself
and his family, and he can receive
those fees only when able to discharge
his duties as such officer, and in that,
earn them. He has a wife and four
children dependent upon him for sup
port; and he is poor. I. does seem to
me that if our Government sends
these mon to perform such perilous
duties in enforcing its laws, that the
timo has certainly come when the
Government should care for their per
sonal wants and should see to it that
they and their families do not lack the
necessities of life in case they are shot
down while in the faithful perform
ance of their duties. That is all I
seek to do in this case. I know the
objection is raised that the precedent
is a bad one, and the question may be
asked if there are not other cases
equa!!y meritorious. My answer would
be that there are. I do not forget
that there are to-day living in the
South twenty-four widows whose
husbands were killed precisely in the
same way, while in the discharge of'
their sworn duty in endeavoring to
enforco the laws of their counr.try, and
that thoso women were all mado wid,
ows during the conciliatory policy ol
the presenit Administration.
Mr. Ihonk. One word on the point
Tho C'hairman. Does th3 gzentlc
man wiant to speak in his own behlalf?
M r. Iloouk. 1 do.
Thc Chairman. Theo gentleman is
reoglmi hd f'or that, 1)11rposO.
Mr. Ilouk. It is rathier to make a
suggesCtioln. it is that if the Chair
shoulId ruleI out this amend mentI on
the point of order, I want to offer an
amendmIent to send a committee to
thle State of Soth Carolina to kill this
D~oator who is not willing to wait on
M r. llorri. I do not wish to take
five minutes. I was about to state
tht tithis is the cighteenthi mnan that
buas bien stricken down in this way in
the State of Sou th Carolina d urinig thae
samel( time, and that five of them were
killed outright, and that the men who
committed these crimes have never'
one of them, Ro f ar as I can learn, been
arrested and tried by the State au
thorities for' these crimes. But it
wvould be of little relicf to this man to
tell him of these things, and to go in,
to theso sickening details would only
stir up strit, which I would avoid.
[Cries of' 'Order!" "Order!"| For one
I care not for the precedent in this
case; and let mue say to the gentlemen
of the State of South Carolina that
this is a peculiar case. This man has
been for a decade a faithful officer;
besides ho is no "earpet bagger"' nio
"scalawag". lie is not an "alien" to
your soil. No one can claim the right
to shoot him on that account. I~e
was born and reared in South Caroli
na and his wvife and children also, all
of them first saw light in the Pal met,
to State. The only air he or his famn
ily ever breat hed was the air of South
Cairolina. Now, I submit to you all
whether it is not the duty of the na,
Lion to giant the relief I seek by this
amendment. [Cries of "Order!" 'Or
The question before us now is shall
we give aid to this stricken ofiicer.
This great nation of' our's requires
the hazardous duties of these men,
and when misfortune overtakes them
shall we not stand by them? For one
I am ready here and now to say to
the country that the Government of
the United States is supremo in this
land, and to further announce that the
laws of thie country must and shall be
obeyed, and further, that 'whenever
any of her faithful officers are strick,
en down while in the discharge of
their duties that want and starvation
will be kept from their doors at least
during the time that their wounds are
being healed. [Cries of "Order!" "Or.
Mr. Bragg. I rise to a point of or,
Trho Chairman. The goutleman will
Mr. Bragg. The gentleman from
Michigan is not discussing the point
The Chairman. The gentleman from
Wisconsin [Mr. Bragxr] raises the
point of order that the gentleman
from Miobigan [Mr. Horr] is not dise'
cussing his appeal from the decision of
the Chair, and the Chair sustains the
point of order. The Chair hopes that
the gentleman from Michigan will con
fine himself to his appeal from the de
cision of the Chair.
Mr. Horr. I have been endeavor*
ing to show that while I am aware
this might open the door to further
expenditure, and on that account be
subject, perhaps without an examina
tion, 'o a point of order, etill the Gov
ernment ought to stand by these men.
[Cries of "Vote!" and "Order!"] I
know, and you men who aro shoutAng
"Vote" ought to kInowC as I have
stated, that this is the eighteenth man
who has been stricken down in this
same district during the last four
years while attempting to enforce the
laws of our land; and I desire to say
to you, gentlemen of the South, that
[Cries of "Vote!" "Vote!"] Mr. Chair
man, I wish to sy
Mr. Wilber. I think there has been
disorder all around.
Mr. llorr. I should have been done
before this timo if I had not been in
terrupted. I simply desire to add
that this is not a question vhich ap
peals to sectional strifo. This man
who has beer) stricken down as I have
already stated- [Cries of 'Ordor!']
'Iho Chairman. The gentleman is
limited to five minutes.
M. Hlorr. I was simply going . to
add that this is not a sectional cane.
This marshal was born on the soil of
South Carolina, and all I seek is to
insist that ho shall be saved from star
vation during his painful illness, Os,
pecially since ho has fallen while in
the dischargo of his duty and during
an attempt to enforce the laws of our
An Act to amend the Law in relation
to the granting of Lettecrs Tfesta-I
13c it enneted by the Senati' and
Ihouse ot RepreseCntatives of the State
ot South Cariolina, now met and sit
tire in Generail Assemibly, and by the
a uthoity of t he s:amre:
Section 1. T1hat Section 1-, Chapter
LXXXVI I, T1itl I 1V, of the General
Statu tes, be amended so as to road as
follhows: Thai~t wheicnever' a deceased
p)erson shall base left a will in writ
ing~ without having appioinited an ex
ceutor therein, or havinrg appointed
o'e or more executors, all of themi
shall have depaarted this lilo without
having qualified thereon; or, being
alive, sh allI have refused to qualify; or
some or all of them having quahfied
shall have departed this life, leaivin g
the estate not fully adinjistered, it
shall be the duty of the Judge of
Probate in w hose court such will shall
have been proved to grant letters of
administration, with the will unnexod,
to such persons as would have been
entitled thereto if the deecased hazd
died intestate. Provided, that such
persons shall take an interest, present
or expectant, under such will equal
in Value to the distributive share to
whinth they would have been entitled
had the deceased died intestate.
Sec. 2. That Section 4, Chapter
LXXXV III, of the General Statutes,
"of Administration," be stricken r'ut
and the following Inserted in lieu
therecof, "when an executor shall die,"
or when an administrator shall die,
either not having fully admninistered
the estate in his hands, it shall bo the
duty of the Judge of Probate of the
county in which letters testamentary,
or of administrationi were first grant~
ed, to grant letters of' administration,
(IC bonis non, with the will annexed,
or of administration, do bonis non, of
the estate so unadministered.
Sec. 3. Thlat no executor shall have
authority, as such, to administer the
estate of the first testator; but on the
death of the sole or surviving execu
tor of any last will and testament, ad
ministration of the estate of the first
testator, not already ad ministered may
be granted, with the .will annexed, to
such person as would have been en
titled thereto had the deceased died
An Act to regulate the penalt3 of
Bonds given by County Commis
siOners in the Various counties in
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State
of South Carolina, now met and sit
ting in. General Assembly, and by the
authority or the ame:
ection L Tbat the penalty of 0l1
bonds hereafter given by c.unty coin.
missioners, heretofore or hereafter
elected, shall be ten thousand ($10,.
000) dollars, tLy euch commissioner of
Charleston County, and two thousand
($2,000) dollars by enuh commissioner
of every other county, except in the
county of Horry, in which the bonds
of tho county commissionere shall be
one thousand (81,000) dollars, each,
and in the county Colleton, in which
the bonds of the county commission.
era shall be two thousand ($,2000)
Sec. 2. That all acts "and parts of
Acts Inconsistent with this Act be,
and the same are hereby, repealed.
Approved Decomber 11, 1880.
TO CLOS OUT!
The balance of our stock
will be closed out at ex
NEW YORK COST,
to mnakce room for our
immen1Wfse stock of
Spring and Summer
J ust receivedl and ready for insa~peC,
tion, a harge atnd attraictivu
FI NE SU ITS,
TO BE MJADE TO OIL)ElL.
V. wV. Ivon & co.
dJoe 23, 1880 14 S;n
ANOTE given to E. S. Griflin by T. N.
Ilunter and Job, Smiih, for Two Hlun
dred lDoilars, dated February the 6tih, 1880,
has been mlisplaced or lost. All persons are
hereby forewarned not to trade for said Note.
E. S. ORIFFIN.
march 3, 1881 84 8
SEE ~DSEBEST 10
1 4U1 ~ O t. D O E E
logue and Prosa Ta Oldes an mer xmetee Reed
GIoti'e rn soesUnmrad .,aa.
The State of South Carolina
County of Pickens.
Bv 0. L. DURANT, JUDGE~ OF PRonIATK.
WIThereas, Francis M. Farr and Henry WV.
IV Farr, have made suit to me, t~o grant
them Letters of Administration of the Estato
and effects of James M. Farr, deceased
These are therefore to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred and creditors of
the said James M. Farr, deceased, that
they be and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Izckens 0. 11., on
the 10th day of March, 1881, after publi
cation hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
to shew cause. if any they have, why the said
administration should not, be granted.
Giveni under my hand and seal this, the
19th day of February, A. D., 1881.
OLIN L. DURLANT, J.r.r.o.
fed 4,1880 24 8
00 ACRES OFOGOOD LANDS FOR
.Sale, from $1.00, $2.00, andt
$8.00 per acre. Apply to
O). A. PICKLE,
Palestine, Anderson County, Texas.
march 8, 1881 24 4
Notice to Teachers~.
OR the convenience of all concerned, I
*. hereby give notice that I will he in m
Offica at Piokens Court Hlouse on each 8A LE,
DAY and 8d SATURDAY In every month.
The abort time remaining in which to visit,
the schools. during the Spring Session, pre.
ve uts my being there more frequently.
- 0. T. JONES,
feb 24. 1881 2n ni