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WEDNESDAY NOV. 251 1885.
B. S. DINKINS, Editor. C0UN1 FUNDS. The annual report of the County Commissioners amounting to $7,380.76 publishe& last week, i? the itemized debt of the County for the fial'year-1884. To meet this de mand a tax levy of three and' a- half (81-2) mills was allowed by the late GeneralAssembly. The-total taxable 2 property of the County- is estimated ab$1,500,000. Consequently from the -1--2'mill levy the greatest amount that can, be Tealized is $5,250, to whieb can be added about $500, col lbeted from fines, licensese tc. Hence when all the money is disbursedtlhere will be left a debt of over $1,630, that n on be pad by a spcitax levy Mis bas been-the case year afteryear, and its ruinous effect can now be felt. gur County Commissioners fnd tbg it is almost impossible to make contracts for work or supplies at any thing like the actual value or cost, for i the reason that persons who deal with the County have before them the as surance absolute, that they will have many months to wait for their money, with a lively prospect of a still further delay efpayment for a part. The consequence of this, as can be readily seen, wi be to increase the expenses, jear after year, in proportion to the derease' of the County Scrip. Those familiar with the office are aware thptt the present Commissioners lave been unusually enterprising and economical. With County claims in ill IputeO, and almost unnegotiable, ex *9pt at an immense sacrifice, they have succeeded in getting through with gveral hundred dollars less than. te yegr previous. Their report, we think inay be taken as a sure basis on which to estimate the current ex The machinery of the Coun ty must be kept. in motion and to! this end between $7,000 and $8,000 are needed. It was an absurd econo my which suggested to our Represent ajves last year the wisdom of making alevy so inadequate to meet the re quirements, and- which of necessity must be eventually supplied. May they be-advised by experience in thepast and see the advantage of makingthe orinary tax levy" sufficient to meet - e ordeiary demands of the County. A NONU1ENT. ytanimgGuards will meet on the 2d prox., to devibe measures, to erect a monument to their comrades wio perished in the late war. This *is most commendable as w e 1 as natural on the part of the urd It is only surprising the mat ter has been allowed to rest- so long. tis the duty andshiould be a sweet and sacred privilege of those who survived that terrible period to do something Siat will preserve for pos teriythe memory and good deeds of ~tbos, their comrades, who perished that they might live. lItthe Guards and their sister eganizntonsingerate the attempt, and we feel' assured~ the people of Clarendon will further their efforts with subltanntialAid.] FDG~EFIELD HORROES. The sod is scarcely dried on the gave of the unfortunate Colbreath oksea.another, and if possible more boamible, muaderquells the black list et stickensFEgefield. This time the ero is one Robert Jones, who kis an oQ man, John Pressley, eighty pas o, ad his two' sons, Charles and 3Rward, and then in imitation of biempeers marches to jail. The ac eetg'en below is from the Netcs and Courier of the 19th inst. "The representative of the Newcs aaj 6bam~es,.upon hearing of the oc omsenee, at once set out to mnvesti aeit and gathered the following de bils of the-horrible affair : Jones, the mderer, it appears, camne here sev eral years ago from Georgia and mar -riedMr. Pressley's grand-daughter. oPresseys rent some land im the neighborhood, a portion of which was occupied by Jones, who, however, paid n rent for it. On Tuesday evening Giharles Pressley wexrt to Jones's house and told him that he would have to vacate the land as he and his brother could not afford to pay the ent for him.. To-day aboutl11'clock Jones entered the field where old Pressley and his sons Charles ad giward were ploughing. -A colored' an- wha lives near the scene of the murder states that he saw Jones go up to Charles Pressley and,. wiitheatt ny words, raise a. doublebarrelled g un to.his. shoulder and empty the ontents of both barrels into the bodyi of his victim. .SIe then turned and waed off in the direction of the'1 woods. Edward Pressley, the broth r of the murdered man, putting1 'down his plough, started to, pursuee tb e murderer of his brother. Jones waited untilhe came up and, then tking a knife, stabbed him in the -zght side and ripped the knife entire- 1 ly across his chest, killing him almost istantly. In the meantime old Press &,an mefia trigtolholdrhis. on's plough horse whch had been rightened at the sound of the firing. rones-deliberately relbaded! his gun, pproacbed the old man and shot iin dead. He then- went home, nounted his horse and rode off. Jno., ressley, the only remaining son, was n the house at the time and came )ut after hearing the firibg, only to ind his father-and his two brothers Ying dead in the field." THE KINGSTREE EXAINATION. [ro TEE ErroR OF THE MANINrG TrnS.) hings more important having eeupied ny tima last week, I was under the neece ity of deferring until this week any reply o the second attack of the Enterprise upon ne concerning the examination. In his first attack Mr. Nettles made the ollowing statements: (1.) "The examination did not begin un 11 Friday afternoon." (2.) "Mr. Chandler alone conducted the amination." These statements I have already shown to :e utterly false. I have the best of evidence o support my statements in contradiction >f his. In this second attackMr. Nettles has seen it to question the accuracy of my statement, hat the adjournment over night could not )e avoided. He says: "We assert, without 'ear of contradiction, thaait not only could 2ave been avoided, but it should have been mvoided-" I verture to contradict Mr. Net les, and will prove the contradiction to be ;rue. Like the majority of poor reasoners, 9r. Nettles has confounded the impractica :le with the impossible. The reasons vay [ had to adjourn the examination are- the bollowing: The applicants had progressed vith exeseding slowness, and there was no orospect of'their finishing until late in the ight, if before the morning. Mr. Hayns rorth had declared that he could not re nain, and had gone. For myself, I had )ther duties to perform, and the next day, [ knew, I would have to do the whole work n the office of Clerk of the Court, generally m Saturday ,articularly irksome. I had aeen up the greater part of the previons ight, a part of which had been spent in :opying the questions for the examinaticn ; mad I could not afford to unfit myself for the performance of duties which I was under :bligation to do next day. I think these Site sufficient reasons for my "adjourning e examination." Mr. Nettles, I am told sed to be in his youth an angler of renown. So was Agassiz. Agassiz was a teacher, and Ur. Nettles is also a teacher. But Mr. Net es seems to have been imbued with the pike's own nature. He rushes forward and rabs at what he intends to manage; but las! he catches the hook. Icommend him to Solomon's remark, Prov. XVIII chapter, 13th verse. Mr. Nettles further states: "Mr. Hayns worth positively refused to have anything to do with declarng the result of the examina tion-" The statement will not hold. In the schedule of marks sent us by the Citadel ithorities reading was accorded ten per entum. Mr. Haynsworth heard the appli =nts read, and with myself graded them apon that branch. Mr. Nettles has again misstated the fact. As to the charge of partiality in the conduct of the examination, Kr. Nettles has only the testimony of the defeated candidate. When Mr. Nettles's Erst attack on the board was published I immediately sent it to Mr. Wolfe, the suc essful applicant, asking if the charges were true. From Mr. Wolfe's reply, dated Oct. 5th, I quote as follows: "I can certify that the charge of your peremptorily closing the examination is untrue, and. also, charges both of undue partiality and yonr suggest ing the rewriting of my papers." I certainly know that no part of Mr. Wolfe's papers was rewritten at my sugges tion, except as indicated in my former arti 21e, which shows the suggestion to have been made to both contestants. The assertion that I was, "rebuked" by Mr. Wilson may be a witticism "in some sort." It is not incumn bent on me to resent an insult offered by a baby. I certainly never "replied that it was Fillmore" to any question put by Mr. Wolfe. Of that I am perfectly assured, and my memory is very clear upon the point. If Mr. Nettles will take my answer as it was, le will be wholly unable to discover in it :me iota of any design to help the question sr. But let us allow Mr. Nettles all the things he has brought to sustain his charge :f partiality shown. What are they ? Au alleged suggestion of rewriting, and an al leged answer which would have caused an error if acted upon. Vast evidence upon ich to base a serious charge ! A sugges tion merely to rewrite a paper gives no aid in better writing it. But oh ! "the tone in which it was made !" "There's the rub !" ~a very vast evidence, truly ! And like its basis is the whole charge of partiality : it is nerely the "baseless' fabric of a vision" en ertined by the morbid imagination of a prejudiced mind. Mr. Nettles desires to keep me from go .ng off on a tangent." Another vision this, otrcted by reading about cubes and cube rots. No man can see anything like "go .ng off on a tangent" in anything I said, un ess he knows nothing about a tangent. I ow Mr. Nettles had to thank somebody else "for teaching him that word"; he mere. .y saw it in some controversy, and sought vith it to embellish his style. "Alas ! poor orick !" Mr. Nettles quotes from a letter of mine ;o sustain one of his charges. He will find, iowever, upon a careful eansideration, that he letter and my article are in perfect hear nony with each other. I agreed to Prof. llen's findings for reasons assigned by that entleman, and have no desire to conceal nther my findings or my acquiescence. Mr. iettles stated that "a different result was reached by the two examiners," and as this statement, made in a sinister manner, ight mislead somebody, I made the ex planation in m3~ former article. Mr. Nettles says, ''Arithmetic had not been disposed of the first day." I assert' h.t it was, that both applicants so under atood it, or should have so understood it rm what was told them, and that neither nade a iark upon his paper on arithmetic he next day. Mr Nettles says again, "both applicants id not failed to do one example gixen." Possibly he knows (!). buit I do not find that either did it, and I offer proof that both tried t. Besides my own testimony I quote the allowing from Mr. Wolfe's letter above re 'erred to : "The other applicant (Mr. Wil on) told me on the morning of the 19~th ilt., that he could not get that example." Mr. Wilson worked at aritmetic and grain ar from before noon until nearly night - 1.time of about six hotus-and did not make i. elaborate paper upon either. If in all hat time he had been working at what he submitted upon those branches to the board ie is too. utterly slow for a military man. [he enemy wvould shoot him to pieces before e could arrange himself. Mr.. Nettles says dr. Wilson "was perfectly familiar with the xtraction of the cube root." Possibly Mr. Wilson was once so; but the facts did not so ndicate at the time of the examination. Mr. Nettles characterizes ond part of my 'defence" as "weak and flimsy." Say [homas Carlyl'e : "To the mcean eye evei'y hing is trivia.1 as surely as to the jaundiced ye it is vello.v." Had Mr. Nettles not been oking wvith the narrowed eye, he perhaps night have had the judgmernt to. see force n what we said.. .But it does seema that con ;ictions have to be forced upon him, and I rill fore them. The extraction of the cube ot does sometimes require considerable ime :.butIdo nothesitte tobe put to the >roof upon the example given the applicants ir any like example, when I assert that any ine "perfectly familiar with the extraction ( the cube root" can do'it in. ten. miuntes ad have time to spare. The. simple truth s that Mr. Wilson did not do the example ~ecause he could not. Now I asserted that tad either done the examplk the second. day Le would not have been accredited with 'it; ; nd again I assert it, notwithstanding, its we.nc- mad fmsiness" as seen. by Mr.. Niettles's perspicacity. The extraction of the cube root is done by a rule, the reasons ror which are learned by few pupils in our schooLs and understood by still fewer. I have no reason to suppose that Mr. Wilson belong ed to either class. In several instances in the examination on arithmetic the reasons for operations were required, and in no in stance did he give them. The extraction of the cube root was not a matter of reasoning to solution, but of the application of the rule; and it is not likely that the applicants fail ing to know how to apply the rule one even ing would be able to apply.it next morning, unless meantime they looked it up. It would be too much of a. trick of memory. There are few who will not agree with me fully upon this point. Mr. Nettles goes off (not on a tangent) to tell of many things the applicants miqd have done. I am not at all concerned about what they might have done, but with what they did do. I leave the speculation entirely to the mind of net tled Nettles. There let it dwell with the many "brilliaht thoughts" and other scintil lations. which, "rising through the mellow shade, Glitter like a swarm of firetlies tangled in a' futile enterprise. I have no possible objection to Mr. Wil son's being ready to make affidavit: I shall not attempt to prevent his dressing himself for the purpose nor executing it. In his opening Mr. Nettles essays criti cism of language. He exhibits, however, utter ignorance of the fact that without know ing an author's scope. "Cavil he may, but never criticise." He means to say my article was difficult to understand. I know that perspicuity it requisite in a good style, and I always try to be perspicuous. I feel that in one instance I have succeeded. Every one for whom I intended the piece understood it fully ; and when those for whom I did not intend it al so understood it, I think I ought to be sat isfied. Even Mr. Nettles understood it! and that, too, after he had been diving into psychology and had brought back such mud as this: "Last week, there appeared as an editorial in the Vilaisb;,rg Ierald rather an anonymous article which, unless it is taken for granted that Mr. E. G. Chandler wrote it, requires considerable skill to under. stand.' I have quoted it exactly. It is as "tall a specimen" of English as one wanti to see. According to the punctuation, "Last week" may modify the whole thing, or it may be an exclamation ; and "which' must be subject of "appeared." The "it" is used both idiomatically and as a pronoun in the same clause. But the crowning glory of the attempt at a sentence is "which re quires considerable skill to understand." I never meant the poor article to itlerstand anything ; I merely meant it to be under stood. I have no doubt that it wonld require very "considerable skill" in order "to un derstand-" I might think Mr. Nettles had merely slipped on this effort to say some thing, but there is just another such sen. tence (?) in his Manning Academy adver tisement-now a perennial.-I advise him to pull the beam of ignorance out of his owr eye, and if the operation leaves anything o: him, that he then employ the remainder in looking after other people's motes-but not 'till then. And meantime I would cautior all to avoid the Nettlesonian heresy in mat ters of English. E. G. CHNDLER. RHEUMATISM ROUTED. A Case from Scriven County. In the editorial columns of the Tel. ephone, published at Sylvania, th< county site of Scriven county, Ga,-ir the number bearing date August 14 the editor, Col, Wn. L. Mathews, Jr. has the following in reference to a re markable cure of rheumatism by Swift's Specific : "We know a gentleman in this couanty who, six months ago, was al most a hopeless cripple from an at tack of rheumatism. He could scarce ly hobble across the room, used crutch es, and said himself that he had littlk if any hope of ever recovering. We saw him in our town last week, walk ing about as lively as any other man, and in the finest health and spirits Upon our inquiry as to what had worked such a wonderful change in his condition, he replied that Swift's Specific had cured him. He said he was on the eve of starting for the Hot Springs in search of relief, but was persuaded t~ one of his neighbors tc try Swift's Specific, and after using e dozen and a half bottles, he has been transformed from a miserable cripple to a happy, healthy man. He is one of our most worthy and successfu] citizens, and is none other than Mr. E. B. Lambert. 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