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D. F. BRADLEY. Editor.
PICKENS 0. II., 8. C.:
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1881.
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Obituary Notices and Tributes of Respect.
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Announcing Candidates fivo dollars, in
Within less than a month's time, five of the
ablest and most distinguished citizens of tihe
State have died-Gary, O'Connor, Bonner,
Preston and Thomson.
General John S. Prestoin died at his resi
dence in Colunhia last. we( k. IIl, w:is born
in Virginia, married ani auint of Senitor flaimp.
ton, and became a citizen of tIi is State in ear
ly life. lie was a highly eduicaited and pol
ished gentleni of a high oriter of it illect
and was one of tle finest orattors i, ie State.
The first utuiher of Ihe Sadu ?a A Is, pibh
lished a.. Greeniwood inl Ahheville Cooiiv, by
Messrs. J. II. ilogan and T. F. Riley, editors
and proprietors, has b-?en received. .11tigiig
from the appearance of the tirst numiber of
Ehe Argus. which is neat and elegant, we pre,
(lie' for it a bright and prosperui future.
The Senatorial deadlock has at last, been
broken by tle Repiubiclits h-a-king down
and consenting to go into executive ses-ion.
They express, liowevcr, a dlet erminat ion to
renew tlie ight on the election of 1enate of
ticers as soon as the executive husiness is
disposed of, but, It is probable that they will
very soon give ip the contest ani adjourn.
A fierce life and death war is in pro
gress between th e Pi esident and Seiat or
ConklI ing. The President has wi tlhdrawi all
lie New York nominations favorable to Mr.
Coi kIing, and makes the issue direct by
leaving Judge Robertson before the Senate.
C onklinig, who is thle boss of thle macliine
Republican politicians in New Y->rk will fight
to thle hi tier end, and it hooks lik e a p~ermia
nent split, in thle Relgblican ranks is inevi
table. This ill be a good thing for the Do,
mnocratic party as well the whole country.
Th~le First Tem3peran~ce (nnu.
In the recent municipal elect ion in Char
lotte, N. C. (lie "dry" ticket was successtulb
the Mayor being elected by 23 majority, and
six of the twelve Aldermen was elected on
that ticket. Th21e new Mayor at. onice called
the council together and an ori'nanice was
passed stopping the sale of liquor in t he city
on and afteri June 1st.
Stock HIolders Meeting.
The stock holders of the Atlant tic and F'rench
lBroad Valley Rtailr9:al hltd their anii i
meeting at. lieuton oii the 5th inst. We have
niot yet. received the proceedings oflicially . but
are informued by Mr. Tihornley who attended
the mleet inzg, t hat imuch en (hunsiamii existed
and that thle buzildiig of (lie road was conceded
by een t hose who have had least faith in it
hieretofore. The following oflicers were elect
ed: President'W. K. Bradley, of Abbeville:
Directors J. L. Thornloy, of Pickents, H. D.
Dean, WV. C. Brown, John McF'all of Ander'.
eon, and IR. WV. Hazdden, J. N. Cochran, W.
HI. Parker, L. WV. White A. T. Wideman, of
Abbeyville. Colonel lioweni decli ned r'eselec
tion to the Pr'esidency. We will publish the
proceedings in full when received.
Death of Judlge Thomas Thomson
.Judge Thiomias T1homison, of this Circuit,
d.d of heart. disease at his r'esidene in A b
beville, at half past 61 o'clock on Thursday
evening, (lie 5th instant, lie was confined to
his bead only a fewv hours.
Judge Thomson was born of Scotch parents
on long Carme, in Abbecville County, and~ was
67 years old. is parents were poor, but
through thle kindness of friends hi wvas en
abled to procure a good education. A fter lie
grew up lie taught school, then stutdied law
under Mr. Butrt and became his partneri alteir
he was admitted to the bar.
At the breaking out of the war', lhe went
into tihe service of the C'onfe.der'ate States
and became Colonel of the 2d South Carolina
Regiment after the deathI of Colonel Moore.
After the war lie resumed the practice of (lhe
law at Abbeville, and stood at tho head of his
lie was elected Judge of this Circuit by
the Legislature in 1878. lie wvas one of th
three Judges selected by the Legislature to
pass upon the validity of certain State bonds,
and rendered the dlecision which eliminated
all the fraud ulent bonds tf'rm o'ur debt. lie
was a man of' (decided legal ability, great
purity of character, and was munch esteemed
by all who knew him. His death is a sad loss
to the State.
The Senate deadlock established two things:
First, that nto more successft'i attacks could
be made upon Confederato Blrigadiers. Seo
ond, that a Confederate Brigadier who brings
a vote and a price will be taken to the bosom
of Republican saints.
It would take the stufting out of muoh hy
pocrisy if the New England States had to
deal with the negro question as theo South
has. Our colored brother would be ouchired
out of his ptivlleges by tnfriendly legisla
tiuln.just ats poor while ruen are in M~astsachu,.
There is a very gratifying spirit of improve
ruent amongst our people, and in nothing is
it more apparent than In the improvement
and$ beautifying of their homes. On the
Cedar Rock road, kading fron this place to
Greonville,4we noticed recently when on a
visit~to Col. Bowen's house, that Mr. M. P.
SingLe(on and Mr. Thomnas Stewart had orect,
ed subst-Antial two story dwellings, which
were neatly painted white, with nice paling
fences around the yards. Col. Bowen is en
larging his dwelling and putting a double
veranda to the front,. When finished, it
will be one of the most Landsonie and coni
fortable residencts in the County.
Mr. S. M. Cox, on the saine road. and nour
Cox's bridge, we were informed, had recently
completed a splendid two story residenco.
Returning by the way of Easley Stat ion, we
noticed that Mr. E. it. Barton had also coin
pleted a very nice, cornfortable two story
building, covered witi finl and painted white.
Rev. J. U. Tilley is also erecting a nice
cottage near Easley, and close to him another
neat new cottage has recently been put up,
by whoin we did not. learn.
Between this place and Easley Station, Mr.
E: S. Grillin 1i1s reint d led anienularged his
resitience, paint ei it neatly and put a good
pailing fence around the yard.
Mr. Elias E. Mauldin, near Easley, and
close to tIe road we traveled, int ends, inl a
shor't timWe, to coiineni01ce tihe erection of' a
splenlid I wo story residience. All thiese im
provemenits harve takenl place withlin (lhe las"t
eight or ten inonthis, and juidging of tlie baL
anice of' the Couinly by what we saw on these
two roads, nothing approaciing the improve,
ments that have already taken place and are
inl progress Or coi eimplation, lias ever before
oecert-ut iil tis County. Our "Pumnpkint
It ems" in this issue int'orins us that that rich
but uindeveloped sectiun is keeping pace with
I lie balance of' th1! Co ity.
All of these iinprovements, judging by tile
character of lie men who have, mnade them,
lave beeni paid for froii tie aceunu ii'lation of
cash fro in tle crops of' the, ast few years, aiul
are free from all enctiibrainces. In tie
'aru'i proclulct ions, a like progress is percepti
ble all arount., anad witli coitiniled gool local
goernniiient aild a few mnore gool cre ps, Pick
Cns will he one of tle most progressive and
prosperolus counties in le State.
Mhione, in his last interfiew, declaredI
li inselt a Deiocrat.. Ile thereby prove l
what Mr.hiill said from (tiheg in:nin, t!hat
the Iteptiblicans are not a majority ol' lie
G en. M . C. hat ler' priinted as :an a ppen lix
to hits speech t lie t eilel let t er d udige IBlack
atlressed to \ir. Garfield, whiiich r'enins
untasweredl to this day.
A st ory3 comes from Wash ilngton that J. U.
Camip'oell is to r'un as an independenit Demao
crat. to sicceeil O'Cornnor. Mlackey will not.
opplose him, claiming to be alreadly oelced.
8elmau, Ala. has just ele&tel :t Dem'nocra:t ie
3Mayor' for the first tirne in eightI years.
1'resideut articl telegrapihs \liyori ( 'orn
teniy of' C harilestoniii i lait oceoti lii pr singI!?
public ultities lie will nit b~e able to visit the
Cowpe'ns centercn iah.
Our Wasinigtoni Lette'r.
\\\s INu'aoN, \L1ny 3 19 .~~
The(. '"star' route" sc'aindal ix still t ieo
sensatuionm holeC, andl from~ all thait enni
be learnied~ con)cernti ng tutunro ~dehp,
mentsI it is prIomlibed to be se'cond~ only3
toi the whiskey mrig expiosuries of eight
years ago. Br'ady and the eontr'actlors
so fari impl lic~ated on ly mreet the ntoet,
u.tions ag~aintst them ithiL bold denjils
Th'!e whliskey' ig s~cimnps did( thet same1;
so, ailso (lid Twi~eed1 ini his timo. Bt
t here is amnple cv iden~co that w hat hans
been charged is not al false hood and
s'lanider. Onro laughiable fecatur io of
Brady's dofenso is his attempt to maike
Sntmuiel J . TilIden r'esponisibl)e for' his
down faill. It, hats been admitted that
Mr'. Tilden stolo- Cliuu-ley Ros and
that, v'ery likely, lhe wr''Oo the AMorey
letter', all of' w hibcl wvas p)rett~y bad but
herte is still anothier' crimo for' him to
expiate. Brad1(y's W ashinagtotn noews,
piaperi, edi ted by Gecorge C. Maihono
Glorhiam, says' that the exsa:ssistanut
Postmlastor Genueral wasm instr'u men tad
ini c'auitng the publication of cermtain
cipher dispat chles antd that thiis "star'
rou to' scaindali has been inv'ented by
Tildeni for revenge. In the language
of thbestrecet , this is '-rathet' gauzy."
The method by which so much
plan mder' has been sectiu'ed is such that
actuald fraukld is dIilicul t to priove though
it maty bo eryC13 apparenI'tit. I t c'Onsists
ini nausing the~ COmpensations after'
con tra'cts are let~ upon the gtround of
i ncreaused or "eCx pedit ed" scrv'ice. For
nstanc(e, A anid H are comnpet itor'e for
a contr'act wothl about $15,000, ny'er
a rotto r'equiintg thre'e trip a5 week.
A is an honest bidder aind files his co
timate in) goo-l Iaith. B is a jobber',
atnd by an undot standing with the ant
t hor'ties in charge cf the letting, makes
his bid bolow tho ac~tualA cost of pierfotr
minig the ser'vico. lie gets the job
andit stratighitway sets abhont getting
signatures along the r'ooto petitioning
for' daily tr'ips anad "ex pedite'd" service.
Ini accord'anieo wtithi this petition, his
comnpenistion is i ncrecased to $7,000
0o' perhlapjs $100,000.. This sort of
thing being dono on about 93 routes,
makes a good thing for not only the
'ontrt':~ors but for their confederates
in the Dei'artment with whcom thoy'
aro suppjosed tO divido. In most of'
thiebe o ases the increase in compjonisa
Lion is near'ly all pronit, as the extra
expenso is but slight. Yet it is all
done within the letter of the law and
the rocor'ds , ',a comraLct ofliou are
in !p~orfect order.
THE PUBLIC HIGWIAYS.
An Abstract of the Statutes of South Car
olina Relating to Roads and Bridges.
John S. Verner, Eq., n Keowee Courier.
THi DUTIES AND POWERS OF COUNTY C3z[5
Article 4, Section 19, of the Constitution of
South Carolina, gives the County Commtission.
ers jurisdiction over Highways, Roads and
IiIOniWAYS AND I1OAn1s.
They have power to open new public roads
and to discontinue old ones. In order to open
a new public road they are requii ed to up
point Speoial Commissioners, whose duty it is
to survey the route of the road proposed, to
Ilay out the same, and advertise it for three
montIs, in the settlenent tlirough which the
intended road is to piss. For such work Spe
cial Commitissioners are allowed $3 per day
and inilenge five cents per mile-ffor necessary
travel, 151h1 stattles, Page 970, Section 13,
Act 29th March, 1875, The right o l appeal
lies in file decision of Special Commissitiners,
in tihe same iianner aid viih like autiority,
as is allowed by law from the acts of County
Comitssion ers. Whien at road is so laid out.
it, is to be recorded by tle County Coinis
sion'ers and orlered worked as other roads.
Section 22 and 3, Chapter 44, Revised Stat
In order to diacontinue any public highway
(he C omilI issioiners muist give thiree ingnthlis'
public notice in the settlenent through which
the road t~o be discontinued passes; Provided,
That nto objection is made, they can thoreafter
discontinue the road so advoctised. But if
there is objection, then the road remains a
public highway uint il discontinued by law.
8ection 12, Chapter 41, Revised Statutes.
By the Act approved December 24, 1879,
each towiship of the several counties of tle
-Sate is made a high wiy di stIrict.
For ealcli of t hese districts tihe Courdy Comn
iii ssioiers annually iil)point onle Siperiteid
eiit. to serve one year trom date of his appoint,
llelt-i The person appointed Superintendeti
must be liable to Road duty anid it resident of
tie district for which lie is appointed. The
Suiperint edlnelit hiis geicral supervision of tlie
roads and highways in his district under the
direction ut the Comimissioners. The Conmis
sioiers have power to remove Superintend.
ents. Aet December 21th 1879.
iloads: leading frimi finy p) irt of tlhe State
directly to Charlest n, Georgetown,C
Caimdeni, lniburg a id hi-raw are to be m1adle
and cieared thirtiy heet wIite by Coninisioners.
Ail other public roads are to be kept t weity
feet wide. ctz ion 5, Chapter 44, Itevistid
Statudtvs. Publie roads ini eeh Iilluhwaiy is
tiict shall he polte d anid niumbelicrcd, anid at,
each fork of* ai ridils . pointer un1st he pht
cel, declrinhg i lie dirctionU (It' ech Iroald.
Sctl ion G, Chapter .1-3, itevised Sta:"ie, l. y
Act of March 1 i, 1,2, page 21 , aiy fail
ure-I upon fihe pairt ofCnniiorstps,
tiuiubrCi' and pIhiee p.iners, as dirCced, is re
gard d a :'ide:ne:irot, a1Ii [On convi ion tle
they aire Iuject to a line not. vc~cedinig S5t(
1111i tlinprisioirnenit nlot excetinig Mix uih,
ei ther or botuh, .1t(the dl-i'cret~iono the Jilge
biwe wheIirl they. arte rie~cl. la the ciutia
pl~ie r'oad'1 tri to erect g-i es th--:.e.>:i. Such
peanti5.jui luti.-iie ait the ex fiir~tion of Iw
ye.uira if noit. rentewid. Seeilion l.;, Cha~ter' If,
ifevised sno:iesO:. 1i corporateek :ii:ni~ri:ies oif
townis, vtlhtgeo urn1 efie- neigh et iioI ht-ep zt re..
kive to-.vnM, &.\i. thle Couty t'inunission -rs
btare ihilwer tou orderi o)ut issns liabtlei to road
dluay 11n said towni, .:zc., t-> rep1i.iir the sunte.
Sei'ioi:i lI , Cipe-r -If, Bevi->ed Statu es-.
Couity la.:e~ powr t o alppo int 'i ie Ii-kiet
z-uper::uoeith-iiu., ot tL-its. wnosu-e dta: y it shall
be~ toi tae charitgc of ll reiou an toi icei.,e-L
luir.adictioni over.'i hthlgs iuia exceeou:ng fitteen
leek ini leng:t h in the ir re'petivek I itric1ts.
wh eisot the ini repiing th urouia. irid
Ian weni theiy dto not exceed thait aii~iuiit
th<i) zie let eilt by3 theo L'ist hitt s1tiinteliitit'it
vte contrac. Iitii i the dutity . ol t-ni iain
ers to exercise genierul su pei v-iion over the
com Is ini said countiy- Act liceeibero 2 1, 1 87 b,
Isridges are t o be builut an 1 rei ired' tinder
thle su1perv'isi on of' thle Countiy Cunitdssi oneris.
1f the work to b~e doue on old or new bridges
exceed onie hundreti'd dllars then'i it is to be per-t
for contract., with th le lowest, responisi,
ble b Tder; when it. does not exceed Iziat, a
miount, the Comnmissioners have power to let
out the wvork at. pivat e contraict, When the
woik exceeds oneo htundred dollar's thle Comti
inissioner's shall give fift een days not ice ini the
counity paper and ini wr it ing (duly posted in
the neighiborhtood. in w hicht such wvork is to
be pjetfoirmied, givinig notnce thaut thle CotanDis
sionier of' the sct ion ini whtichi such work is to
be performied will be at such a place, on tuchi
it day and hiour, with 11suit able s peci ficat ions,
to let outt. such woirk to thle lowest bidder, anid
to taik e fromu thle successf ul hidd~er sit licient
for lie fithlful performitance ofhIiis duy W heti
lhe wvork is d one it shal be h intspect ed by thie
Commnissioner let t ing it out, whose dtty it
shiouldi he to report t he resuilt of' his inivest i,
gationt to Itie full lBoard, who shalil accept or
ireject thte same, accorditg as I they det erm ine,
whthelir or not the conitriact or ha~s or has not
comnplied withI the termsa of' his contr act.
If any bridge over waters in thiis State,
which conist itutes a boun dary line betwiieeni
coutie is, shall be necessary to lie er-ected or
repaired, it shaull be the duity of' Counity Coms
missionters of sucht couinties to ctuise t he samte
to be erected or repaired, in the lnan netr aftore
said, each county bear'intg uan equtal sharte of'
thie expes so105 inicuirred Andi wVhien any
such bridge already exists, or shall be hiereaf
ter htlt II, it shll1 be Ithe duty of' said Coiantnis
sionler to divide the same, by mneasureents
fromt the cent ur, antd eacht Board shiall be res
ponsrible for the goodl condition of' the half
next adjoineg: 'lie county iln wvhich t hey exer'
cise the funlctioni of office. Anid when it. be
colmes niecessary to build ai new bridge, or to
enitirely replace an old onie which ha beeni
catited away or destroyed, it aha zI be thle dliuy
of the Bloards of thte count ica to do lhe Hiamie as
aforesaid' ACt amtuladrtory to Chate 45, ci
llevi~sed St at utes; Sectioni 12, Volumie 15. G en
eraul Statuit e, P'age 71, Volumte I15, Genieral
Statuitesi, P'age 21 i, Marech 15thI, 182
if aniy person receive injury frtom any de -
f'ect in causueway, high way oir bidge, they
have right of lictiont against thle coun t y iiwh'ich
such inj ury occurs. Tihie commisioner in
such cases are requir-ed to Itnder' lil amu
stullicieat. to cover the itnjurly sustaiine-d- If
the pet-son injutred r-efutses to eeive thle
amnounit so offer ed and does not reCcovIer a la-.
ger ailnout. th an that tendered by li he contun is -
sioners, then he shal paty thle costs of' the Be
fendant. Act March 1 8th, 187 1, sect ion1 t
and 7, Page 785, Volumte 1'2, Gienzeral Statute
Any neglect by comhnissioner's to rep~alr
bridges anid htighways, &c. , ien regarded as a
mnisdemteanoir, and upon conlVieo toihIlereof'
they au e liable to a flute of ntot less t hani $100
nor more thant $500, ini lie discretionl of' te
Juidge hefot'e whom t hey ate tried. Act 19lthI
March. 1874. sect ion 7, Volume 15, Page 785
of the di'ah 8taute
DUTIEs, POWERS AND PRIVILMOEs oF IsUPXRiN
TENDENTS OF HIGHWAY DISTR30TS,
The superintendents havQ general supervi
ionl. under the direction of County Cotoamis..
sioners, of roads and highways In the district
for which he was appointed.
The superintendents, by reason of tneir of,
floo, are exempt from road duty. lie mustre
port every three months in writing to County
Commissioners the coudliton of rpads and
bridges in his district.
The superintendent shall divide the, roads
in his district into convenient sections of not
less than two nor more than five miles. -Por
each of said sections it. is his duty to appoint
an o% erscer and t o each overseer h assigns a
company of hands. As far as practicable the
hands are to be assigr ed by superintendents
to road nearest the residence of the hand.
Whenever the superintendent deems it neces
sary to have roads worked or repairs done on
bridges, which hands can do, he may oider
the overseer to call out his hands on twelve
huours notice, requiring each hand to bring
with him a hoe, axe or other tool. The super
intendent deteriines the tool each hand shall
work with and the number f days at each
w ork ing; Provided, That ito hand can be work,
ed more t han twelve days in one year.
Roads along the line of highway districtb
are to be divided into sections and worked by
such hands of' either district as the Superin
tendents of -ucli adjoining districts may di
The Superintendent must cause his over
seer to look after and repair all bridges in
their several districts that can be convenient
ly repaired by road hands, If bridges can,
not be convenient.ly repaired by road hands,
then the -Superintendent must; report the
same to the Commissioners, to be let out by
themi according to law.
If the Superintendent neglects to work
roads in his district, when ordered by Coinmis
sioners, lie shall be deemIied guilty of a mis
demeanor, and, on conviction before a Trial
Justice, he shall be fined not, less than tel or
more than fifty dollars.
DUTIES AND PoWERs OF oVEUSEERS OF 111011
Overseers are appointed by the Superin
tendent for each 4ection, and they have con,
trol of the working of the section for which
they are appointed. Act 1879.
It. is the duty of the overseer to have per.
sons liable to road (lity warned out to work
said roaids, wlenever Qrdered by the Super
intendent. Act 1879,
11 t lie oversecr of t tie sect ion for wh ich he
is alippointeid iieglects to work the road in his
section wlen ordeed by tle SuiperintCndent
having charge of such sections, lie shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor and be subject, to a
titie of iot less thal five or more bliaun twenty
doibirs. Act I ecether 21, 1879.
lie shall hv all obstirlictions removed
from (lie sections, and imy eall out .1utlicieit
nitilum'er of ioal h.inis to aid Itimo in this. Any
ni eglect, to reilove obstructions is regard ed a
IaII lee l ali R and Subjetts.tle over-ier, ir.
Iuw 4ecling" his dilly, to a tinle of lifteeni dloll r.s
Vlohe 15,, rittes, l'age 785, section 5 of
0he . et a pproved .March 9, 18~4.
Int warianig Ien to woi k .he public roads
he shlil inuke out a list for the wairner, re
't 1iring liin to g;ive a notice to eachi person
luThie i,> r'e-td dtuy. the kiind of a tool lie sliil
uIe in worikin-z 11pon the rundis Vohtn e 18,
Ir r veeirs havey fll 11p wer to cut da v n and
u1k us of anty 1 irnber, wood, earthI or .ones
in or iieaOr hue roadls, br idges or caut s eway
for the purpose of re'pairinig the~ S:une, wheni
nelces:-:u-y . Thei&y shall1 n14, hiow~~eer cut rail
iiber, shade trees, t'e. , 0or talkei si Ito from
nuh ivaed lilds withetut thel conisent. of the
ownris. la pay is dentiaded for such tinhuer,
e ,lhe shaltl py for thle s:im!i . Volume 15,
Mu itua., L'age 7 o, 8ectiio:t 10, Act March 19.
'They shiall allow a mnR working one daty
dayVs' labo)1r, anld Ot~ on wring for hiimiself one
d hiy atndl furi:ishinig Ia wagon andioi t wo horsesC,
mules or "xe:i i hree daiys' labor, \'ohnnei 15.
Si atuecs, l'.age G82, Sect ion 7, Act MAlki 19J,
Iti is or wARIN :n.
Th'le warnier receives hiiiis pint menit fronm
teoverser. lie is requoired to give every
pe so iable to road duu'y t welve hours' no
.c' if lie day aindI hour awol the p ~lace where
hie is reiire't to inueet to beg;in thec work. Act
For suchc~ servies thle warner is exempt five
diays iroim 1roa 1 i iy . Vohlimei 15, St aiues,
[Page 056o, Act Mlaichi 24, 1875, Sect ion 2.
i'E isoNs tiAiit '10E T~Oai) i)iy,
All able bodied male persons, betwveen six
een andtit ty years, are liable to road duty,
except muutisters of the Gospel, trustees and11
tezieberis of schools and colleges, members of
hoard of aLsessors. 5th Stature, Page 95ti,
Act, .31urch2 4thl, 1875, Section 2; Act 1877-8,
Page 582. Sect ion 43, School Act; Act Decem-.
beir 14, 1878, Section 4, Assessors' Act; Act
1878, l'age 7;;t; Act aniieindatory to t he Act if
Mlarch 19, 1874, which atmends Chapter 415 ot
Ini ibiagetield andi C'hiester couint ies thle par
sonsi hiable to roa~d duty are thiose betwiaen
tiue ages of sixteen adixt fi',e. Act 1578,
Pag'e li.~ Stuident s in eW< st. College and
TheolI~ogical Sein tary arei (exempit tromt ioad
duty. Act .larich 1 2thI, 18577-78, Page 4841.
l'ersonus duly warniet areC sitbject to thle di
rection of thle overseer in charge. Failure
to work accordling to direction of said1 over
seer subjects the peirsoni so faiiniig to fine oir
im"pis-onmient , of Riot less t haii five nor muore
lhan tenl de,hlars, or not less than five nor
imore thiain t weinty days, before a T1rial J us
tice. 16th stattute, page 784, Section 4, Act,
of Mlarch .1 lthi, 1874.
Any road hand, lafter being (luly summon
ed, who shaill nieglect, to assist. ini remlovinig
obstructionus fronm public roads, shall pay
three dllaris per1 day for every day the over
seer* is engaged ini remiovinig thle obstrcuction
tor whlich lie person wvas summinoned to assist.
iln removing. 15SthI stau te, page 784, sect ion
n, Act of lulthI of Marchl, 1874.
I'er'sons liable to road duty may be reliev,
ed of such work by, paying to the County
Treasurer one dollar per day for every day
lie is required to work on1 the public roads.
1 h stati te, page 784, sect ion 9, Act, of 19th
of .larchu, 1874. The amiount so paid is to be
applied by Coounty Coimmissioner.s to the re,
pair of the roads in the district in which suich
person resides. 15thI statute, page 684, see
tiotn 9, Act. of Mlarch 19lth, 18741
Ay on (le having performed road duty, who
shtall iemovel' fromi one coun)ty t~o alnother , lie
iciay hbe relieved by producing a telrtificat~e
ficom lie overseer of' the htigh way di1st rict ini
which lie perlormied said labor, shiowinig the
numbat er ot days lie hias Worked dting lie
year, or' the, amiounit of mtonecy paid to thie
i reasu rer. 'fthis ahall bo a discharge for thle
amount Oli eeill: ed ini the cer~tiicate T1hue re
sidencee ot any per.,oi who hias a famiuily bhi
be lielId to be wihiere htis fmiily resides, anid
lie ies idence of any othier pierson shall be
held to be where lhe boards in any countiy of'
his Staite. 1 5th statuttes, page 787, section
11, Act. of Mlarch 19th, 1871.
clT'IZENs MAY EnIECT GATks.
It shall be lawful for any citizen of this
ditover whose hland any road may pass.
01thier hani a pitbbie highwamy, to erect gates
thereon, anid any person Owlning or erec ing
oiuch gates abiall b e liable to be indicted for a
nisance if they fail to keep 'hem in good
order. Iti ens any per.o ..a inerf..
with, Injure, destroy or willfully leave open
any suofi gates, Puch person shall be liable
to an indictment as for misdemeanor. See
tions 8 and 9, chapter 44; revised statutes.
The Commissioners by Act of February the
14th, 1878i have power to permit the qrection
of gates upon application of any citizen when.
ever they think it propor. Vage 2G1, Act of
Inhabitants of this Stats may cut ditobes,
&o,, acrose public highways. Any inhabitant
of this State shall have power, for the purpose
of draining his or her lands, to cut a ditch or
ditches, canal or ennal*, across any public
highway in this State: Provided, such person
shall bo bound to bridge suce canal or ditch
under the direction of the County Commis.
sionere, and keep the same in good repair for
one year, after which time the County Com
missioners shall take charge of such ditches
or canals and keep them in repair. Section
10. chapter 44, revised statutes.
PENALTIES FOR INJURIG0 AND OBsTRVOTING
Persons willfully injuring nny highway or
any part thereof shall, upon conviction, be
imprisoned not more than three months nor
less than one month, and pay a fine not ex
ceeding fire hundred dollars nor less than
twenty dollars, at the discretion of theJudge
before whom convicted, lie shall also bear
the expense of repairing the same. Any one
obstructing the highway and refusing to re
move the obstruction when requested se to do,
shall be deemed guilty of a Duisance, and,
upon conviction, shall be fined not more thant
ten nor less than two dollars, and shall pay
the expenses of removing the said nuisance.
Sections 15 and 16, chapter 44, of the revised
Employers of laborers are required, when
requested, to give the overseers a list of the
persons in his employ liable to road duty.
Any refusal to comply with such request of
the overseer is a misdemeanor, and the per
son so offending, upon conviction before a
Trial Justice, shall pay a fine of ten dollars
or be imprisoned ten days. Act of March
18th, 1878, page 516.
DUTIES OF SOLIC[TORs.
On inforniation of any two, persons that
any highway has been diverted Irom its orig
inal course, without authority of law, the
Solicitor shall commence suit against such
person or persons who have altered the high.,
way, in order to compel the parties offending
to restore at their own expense the high road
to its original course. 8ection 11, chaptor
14, revised statutes.
NIR. EUIroa; Please allow me space to report
Lo your readers that up to this time I have
uad tihe pleasure of sending out 5115 Head
ngs of Petition asking our Legislature to
?ass a law totally prohibiting the mnanufac
ire amd sale of ardent spirits as a beverage in
mri State- These petitions are in more or
e-s* net ive circulal ion in nearly every nook
LInd corner of our1 CoXnn mm1:nwealt' ; andi I am
ihuimost daIily receiving nClICo1rt'ilg reports
rom t he vitrious sect ions of thle field.
I will ha gld to send out as inany more
mleings as catn be u~se'l to aJvantage, ad 10o
-eceive occaisionail reports of progress from
base engged iln t he work.
Let us give r-lI our people thle opportunity
>f expressinmg their desire on thmis great. onies.
mnU, so thamt. ouir I,&w-mankers iny knmowi to
,vhmat, ext ent t hey can rely on the .supportm. ol
he pulic in entor'cing whatever law they
mm" y eaet,.
lium tbly inlvokinlg I le divine blessinmg, and
lhe active co- operartion otf all good cit izenas, in
>urV earnest effort to ridi oiur plel of' the curse
I remain yours,
F. W. POE & C0.
Are now Opening their
Stock of Clothing,
Spring and Summer
AnD1 onER TIER AT
VERY LOW PRICES!
Our friends from
Pickens will do well to
'wanine our stock.
ii. w- POE & CO.
a t 28. 1881 33 o.
S. BRAFM AN.
JUST RECEIVED OUR IM
MENSE STOCK OF
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
Larger then Ever.
WE MANVACTURE EVERY GARMENT
placed in our Stock, which onables us to sell
Goods at Wholesale Prices. That is what
other Retail Merchants have to pay for their
WE KEEP ALL
GRADES OF GOODS
Cheapest to the Very
Give us a call, and we will prove that we
can do everything we say.
DON'T MlISS TIRE PLACE.
It is the second
From the Corner in the
GREENVILL E - - . .* C.
MR. M. IV. FORD is still with the Balti
more Clothing House, and ha wishes for his
friends to call and see him whether they
want to buy anything of him or not.
ap 7, 1881 30 3m
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