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VOL L? a 10. GEORGETOWN. S. C SAT??EDAY. MAY 31. 1873. ! sI??
Europe owes $17,000,000,000.
Fuget Sound produces clams w?^gh
iug from one to two hundred pounds
They have ae'Lher sheep nor grass ih
Chinese marriage ceremonee last
three days.
California ap})le trees bear three
crops of fruit a year.
lie venue statistics show that in Lon
don o00 horses die weekly.
There are 11,000,000 square miles of
the earth's surface still unexploded.
Live fish were recently sent by mail
from Naples to London packed in sea
Japan furnished nearly forty-five tons
of human hair to the French market,
?ast year* '
Russian detectives have shown them
selves to bo thr? most persistent and
skillfull in the world.
Florida is growing famous in the ex
port trade of oranges and alligator's
A new railroad is needed between
Now York and Boston every ten years. I
A practical English chemist lias dis
covered another process of extracting
fuel from water.
There are nearly 20,000 pauper chil
dren in attendance at dry-schools in
A machine is now in operation in
Philadelphia which turns out 8,000
completo paper match-boxes per hour.
Tlie Fronce war indemnity is to be
paid in full before next September.
The Hussion Government has given a
$30,000 order for Fairbanks scales, for
custom houses and railroads,
Three years ago one grain of wheat
was planted by a Florida farmer, and
from it he now has three acres of grain.
An acora suspended a thread over
water, changed about one a month, will
gradually expand into a miniature oak
There ten thousand male Chinese in
San Francisco, and it is estimated that
they occupy less than 700 dwellings
and stores.
The mouths of the Mississippi river,
especially that of the Southwest pass,
are filling up with mud so as to be ab
solutely impassable for shipping.
Half ?. million pounds?or almost
$2,500.000, gold?are to bo expended
on the fortifications of Halifax, this
year, by the British government.
Eight hundred persons were killed
and $12,000,000 worth of property
destroyed by the earthquake in San
Salvador, South America, on March 14.
Com planted as late as Juno 20 in
the cotton lands of Oreen, Scott and
Calhoun counties, Texas, fully matured
l)efore the frosts. \
Mr. Augustus Mead of Westchester
county, has bought an Alderny oow,
twenty-eight years old, imported by
the late Mr. Grreely over a quarter of a
century ago.
Connecticut manufactures about half
of the carriage trimmings, cutlery and
edge tools, hardware, plated ware, spec
tacles and eyeglasses made in the
United Stetes.
A young girl left Lowell, Mas., two
years ago, with $500 in her pocket, and
weiit to Kansas'- 'and inlrned fanner.
She could sell out her property, this
day, for $00,000. Don't all start at
The earth paint recently found in
Oregon is said to be a very fine article,
given a stain when properly applied
very much like mohogany, Sud free
?rom dirt, grit and poisonous proper
ties. The supply is inexhaustible.
Eight years ago Gen. John B. Gor
don led a column of Virginia troops
against Fort Stedman, one of Grant's
fortifications in Petersburg. Now he
sits in the United States Senate. In
the llouso, Alexander H. Ttephens, ex
Vice-President of the Confederacy, has
seven ex-rebel generals to greet.
The land wires and sea cables have
huw been extended so as to cover nearly
tl n;e-fouths of the circumference of the
globe. Were a cable laid under the
Pacific the circuit would be complete.
Telegrams can now be sent from Hong
Kong by way of India and England, to
San Francisco, and it was only within a
short time that a Telegram, leaving
il ;ng Kong Tuesday morning was;
nv'?vod in New York Tuesday night. I
whezK e it could have been sent in a few
TTi?n^f?S to-San Francisco Jted fh;>f rity
:???? :> ?.t-5 d?StSS?tiOI ?
Woman's Power.
Woman has hitherto been nominally
called the weaker sex, ?and - ye it in all
great movements of the worlcPs history
she has taking a leading?nay9 often a
ruling part
So long as woman went quietly her
way through life, taking her her own
rightful share in it, she was strong;
bnt.it is not probable that now, when,
with reckless vanity, she struggles to
make her own what belongs to men,
?he will become weak ?
la the* scatter of suffrage, which, just
?t]the pres?fet, is making so women's
pens aind so many women's tongue r?d
h?t, it seems to us very likely that wo
man, , if she^reaohes: h^ ^^^l^ will
?iving one vote in her own person, but
she will lose the command over many
other votes.
The political influence of woman has
always made up for its indirectness by
the breadth of its extent. This was
best shown in the drawing-rooms of
old France. There, while the gentle
men talked, of State affairs, the ladies
sat by, playing with bouquet of a lap
dog, seeming to hear nothing, and yet
really hearing everything, until sud
denly their pretty mouths spoke a
word or two, which appeared to be
dropped carelessly, but which always
hit the point in discussion. . These un
expected shots seldom failed to tell :
but had the ladies entered into the bat
tle of tongues, like the male disputants,
their influence would have been most
likely quite lost.
In this was, however, these French
women managed to bias, more or less,
the opinions of most men of their ac
quaintance. It is exactly this sort of
indirect influence which we fear female
suffrage might destroy for woman.
But if the influence of wives is gaeat
over their husband's opinions, may it
not be said that the mothers hold in
their hands the electioneering votes of
the next generation? Will the boy?
whose heart has been fired by his
mother to kindle at the glorious shout
of freedom, ever give a vote that will
raise up tyranny in the land ?
It is a precious and an awful thing,
this power of the mother; for through
it she may take part in the good or ill
of the nation long after her soul has
flown to the eternal land.
Can any one compare the petty dis
tinction which the suffrage would give
to woman to such a solemn dignity as
this ? We fear that the women who
clamor for sex, are forgetting this,
their rightful, vast responsibity in the
infinitely smaller responsibility they
wish to take upon themselves.
It is a proud thing for a woman, as
she sits by her fireside in th? softly
carpeted orawing-room, or the neat,
faim Mtcheit?it is a proud thing for
her, on the day of election, to be able
to say, "My six sons have ?ll votes,
and I know they will be on the side
whic, all my life, I have thought the
right one.97 If women are ambitious,
here is surely something worth their
thriving after.
And what shall we say to her who,
remembering the great Apostle's words !
has chosen the single life ?
As ? vision of sweetness and of mer
cy, she glides from house to house1 in
the crowded, busy town, or trips, like
a friendly spirit, up and down the inud
dy lanes of tne remote, country village.
To all men she is a woman, and yet
more than a woman. She is one who
administers, and yet one to whom hom
age must be paid.
Whether she is a woman who clings
ot old forms, who would not move with
a finger the smallest stone in the an
cient building of Church and State, or
whether she is one of the broader
thought and more all-embracing char
ity, she is certain, in her goings ia and
out ajnong men, to instill into them
her own opinions.
Then, again, the influence is great
of her who holds the pen } that peace
ful weapon, which fits so well th? fe
male hand, but which is, nevertheless,
so mighty in its sway. She has but to
clothe her thougets in words, and they
And their way into thousands of homes.
They who have never seen her face, or
heard her voice, speak lovingly her
name. She is ruler over hearts ; per
haps r?an make us swell in anger, or j
molt in pity.
The ideas she gives forth are discuss
ed by the roadside and in the snug
library Her mind p^hn^h^ other j
minds, and tingas them with the color.
We fully believe th^t if a baud.of the
literary sisterhood were to agree to
try to abolish any one of the few griev^ j
t?eos of their se?, OT?h ?s ite right pf I
a worthless husband to take his wife ?
earnings, they could make such a stir
in public opinion thar it would be abol
{ Aud can women, with wide influ
j enee, stoop to?pray and cry out for s?
j comparatively smali a privilege, as the
j suffrago ? Surely a Queen might as
I well come down from her throne to
. beg for a gaudy, paste diamond to ? be
; added to her crown.
Even the single woman* without1 any
especial calling, has in her hands a
strong power for1 leading other i?to
her way of thinking, if only she w2f
Hb^^ jopj^^o^v of*
Tfte4 mi?dle-aged woman, who has
openly chosen the single life, has more
influence with the generality of her
male friends than the married woman,
or the girl who wishes some day to be
a wife.
It is often a great relief to a man to
have a familiar talk with a kindly, sen
sible woman, who has, he knows, no
thought of catching him, as the phrase
goes, and of whom no one can be jeal
Here, again, the single woman, if she
is fond of power, has opportunities of
letting her opinions filter artfully, drop
by drop, into men's minds, until they
often become saturated by them. In
this manner French women of the past
frequently governed the rulers of the
country, and through them they all
Thus in different ways, and from dif
ferent causes, wo see that nine-tenths
of the so-called lords of the creation
are under female influence. With
such groat, wide power in their hands,
woman is surely lowering her dignity
by crying out so widely for a thing of
so comparitively slight value as the
suffrage, which, after all, cool, common
sense seems to point out to be more
mac's business.
If any women who read this are (Ms
contented with the position of then
sex in society, let them remember that
woman's mission in the world is, in
reality, a much holier and more spirit
ual mission than that of man. Let wo
men not try and turn themselves into
men. Remaining women, but good,
and useful, and-high-hearted women,
they shall always govern three-quarters
of the world.
(Jetting Married.
Girls, don't think you have reached
the sum and substance of earthly bliss
when you can write Mrs. before your
To be sure, it is very proper, as well
as pleasant, to have a house and hus
band of one's own, provided that one
is old enough to take care of the same;
but simply to get married, is only &
small part of the plan designed by our
Creator for our wisdom and happiness.
To most girls, their wedding day is
a day of emancipation from caro: a
joyful beginning to a new state of ex
istence ; of life without a shado of grief
or aught to mar its perfect harmony.
It is this mistake that so many wo
men make at the commencement of
married life. They take no thought
of their duties towards another, nor re-f
member ?ll are erring creatures, and
their idol no less clay than others, only
that their love has made it gold. They
expect freedom from care in married
life, but they have only given up their
freedom and commence life's cares in
Then, after the first excitement of
being "the bride/' and "observed of all
observers," has passed away, come the
sitting down to real, actual life, and
the young wife must needs learn to eat,
drink, sleep, visit, and receive visitors;
these are parts of her duties as before ;
while, in addition to her domestic cares,
she must learn to adapt her temper
and disposition to another's views, and
learn the beautiful lesson of ?elfdenial
if she expects perfect peace
Poets may sing of love's dream and
life ini the cottage, but practical people
will tell you how much niore real is
love's awakening and a comfortable
If woman dream less of love, and ac
cepted its wide-awake reality, there
would be be less disappointment and j
more real happiness.
Not until the couple have left off the !
dream and turned to the joys, of real
lore and life, db they understand ?v- >w
Y'^f?1'"''* ??VA rr.f?-: y^-V-.;. - K*Kvvi?
peace : but, alast ! too often the awak
ening comes after the spirit has flown.
So tak? my advice, girls, and if yon
are fortunate enough to get a steady,
[^o#qrab}e m$n f or a husband, don't
spoil your chances of happiness by
mistaken views. Look upon "getting
married" as part of. your mission.
The English Idea of Americans.
The old fashioned English observer
has passed away, and has been sue
[-seeded in the inheritance by the mod
ern English critic, a very different
person, whom it is difficut to desoribe
'though we know him when w? see h?m.
j\He loibws ? g?90? deal more than his
>^Qgenitor> : both abqut the world at
said himself, and he has been
?Seom his cradle up that the jo?d
systemof E3glish observa-1
tio? was wrong. Ho has learned that
his progenitor and his progenitor's
friends in Parliament made terrible
jfaistakes during the Rebellion in think
mg that they understood the American
question ; he finds it admitted on all
hands that this is a great country with
a great future before it. Ho finds a
general disposition among his own
countrymen to be as civil as circum
stances will permit to America, and
has learned from Carlyle to be ernest,
and from Ruskin to be faithful in his
vork, and from Matthew Arnold that
criticism must be full of sweetness and
light. He is filled with an earnest de
are to do right, and to find out what
he can about the United States from
the best sources. Accordingly he con
sults our own press and studies the
savings and speeches of our great men,
and the result is that he has reduced
hiinself to a state of bewilderment
which baffles description. He is given j
to understand, for example, that this
country, which is so corrupt that Sena
tors at Washington are able to rise in
th?r places and announce that the way
is being paved for a Tiberius or a
ISTapoleon, is at the same time so pure
I that owners of newspapers decline to
I receive large amounts of money honest
I ^ them for public advertising, and
awarded them by a legal board, because
they consider the way in which the
board was constituted was not illegal,
but inexpedient on grounds of public
policy; that it is a country in which
the late Mr. Greeley was a literary
light and political guide, and that at
the same lime it te a country in which
Mr. Grreele/s career was universally
looked upon and talked about as a
joke; that it is a country which, to a
man, regards its late Vice President as
perjurer, and one Oakes Ames, a mem
ber of Congress, a corrupt scoundrel,
and that ?t the same time a country in*
which the same Vice President is hon
ored as a Christian, and the same Ames
receives an ovation in public celebra
tion of his honesty; that is a country
without any taste, or any art of any
kind, and at the same time a country
with a national school of sculpture, s
literature rich in poetry and prose of
every kind, a stage on which the grand
est Shakespearian acting takes place ;
and as for painting and music it can
buy all it wants. We found the other
day, in a leading English newspaper of
no very philo-American tendencies, a
statement that the Americans "are
rapidly taking their place among the
most luxurious and most cultivated
people" in the world. It possesses,
too, the "American gentleman," who,
according to one account, is simply a
perfect type of man, besides being a
complete man of the world, and having
a wonderful faculty of acquiring foreign
languages, but who according to
another account, is a simple^boor, with
no education, morals or manners, and
very mal vu in good society abroad.
It has a press, too, which is, according
to its own account, venal, unreliable
and indecent, and which at the same
time is the mainstay of society. Then
there is the American girl and the
American wife life, and American
family life?but on these subjects we
confess we are bewildered ourselves.
?Galaxy for June.
A California lion sprang from a
thicket and devoured the dog of John
Taylor, of Bartlett Springs, while that
animal was taking the air with his mas
ter. What did John say ? Why he
saip "Dog-gone," of course.
Commander, to dripping Tar? "Con- j
found you, where did your come f rom ?&j
A. B.?"?eli overboard, sir."
Commander?"Confound you; the
next time you leave the ship without J
In Vino Veritas.
The following, fresh from over sea,
is told at the expense of a distinguished
and estimable son of Scotia, It seems
that a . dinner party was in progress
during ? brilliant display of northern
lights, and this gentleman, stepping oit
to cool his burning brow, was startled
by the display.. He stood amazed;
thon, turning to the window, saw, with
in, his wife, sitting with the ladies wait
ing for the gentlemen to end their claret
and cigars. Pushing aside the lace
curtains, he beckoned his wife Agnes to
come out. She complied, when he said
t? her, solemnly:
"Wagnes, d'er see anything exstrooo
ry now V* /.
"Yes, Dolly, I see you have been
drinking too much wine.".
"Ko*. ; nor that Wagnes : I m?an
?xst?^ atoos-;
"Why, where, Dolly
"Up yonder, Wagnes."
"Why, dear me ! yes. I do, indeed?
the most brilliant aurora I ever saw."
"Wagnes, are things a shootin' ?"
"Yes, dear."
"An' a flashin', Wagnes ?"
"Yes, Dolly."
"An' a sorter spreadin' and danehr.
eh, Wagnes ?" j
"All that, my dear." ?
"Ho!" (much relieved). "Do you
know, Wagnes?I mean Agnes?when'r
I come out an' saw the celestial phor- |
noinonmns r- glowin upper yonder, bless
me effer I didn't think I was in vino j
verit?ass." .
?Ilarpcrtf Magazine* for June j
To advertise is to inform the public
that you aro ready for business, and
have something to dispose of, either in
the way of services or stock. A sign j
over the door, or across the face of a j
building, may catch the eye of a few !
passers by, but a well displayed notice
in a live paper is read by thousands.
Some men while saving ten dollars by
not advertising, lose hundreds in the
lack of custom. The live business men
is always found in print. He deals
with the people, and knows that the
best way to reach them is through the
columns of the local paper. He never
lacks customers, but is kept busy wait
ing upon those who have read of his
stock and who have come to examine
or buy. We favor judicious advertis
ing. Good as it is, it can be overdone.
A man may exaggerate his stock, and
thereby disgust those who visit him.
Another may expend too much money
on * slight effort, and fail in its'objeet.
The best way to advertise is, first: have
sometl ng to dispose of worth the price
you ask; keep within reasonable
bounds in your notice to the public;
pay for the space you occupy, prompt
ly ; as your business enlarges, let your
advertisements keep pace with ;ite
growth ; lay aside a certain per pent,
of profit for the sole purpose: of ke|e$H
ing before the public. Thousands of
men owe their fortunes to a judicious
system of advertising.
m hihihi iipmi mm mwimiwp?aa?mn a imp ?muiii li
There is a woman in Washington
who has buried five husbands. Recent
ly she married a sixth. Upon the day
of the wedding a man called at the
house of the groom, asked for that
gentleman, and proceeded to measure
his'body with a tape line. - The in
fatuated groom/entertained ' an idea
that this might, perhaps, be a man sent
round by his tailor. After the ceremo
ny in church, however, the husband
was surprised to observe the same per
son standing in the vettibul? and wink
ing furiously at the bride as the party
came out to the carriages. Just as they
were starting off the mysterious being
put his head into the carriage window
and whispered to the bride:
"Got a ready-made one thaifll just
suit him I Beautiful fit?beautiful !"
When the happy man demanded the
name of the intruder, the bride blushedV
and said she believed he was some kind
of an undertaker. Then the man wis j
not so happy. He was hardly happy at
all, and a certain gloom seemed to,
overcast the honeymoon. Perhaps the
undertaker was too prompt. But still,
we like to see a man take an interest in
his business.
Very few horses eat corn beef, but
we saw one standing the other day be
fore a store with a bit iu his mouth. v?
A Quaker said to ? guuner, "Friend,
I counsel no bloodshed; but if it be
thy design to hit the little man in the
"f ?
Ther? appears to be no doubt that ?
rigorous effort is to be made to Secure
a repeal o? the law aboBaoing the
franking privilege through the. next
Congress. > .? > "V *
' ! T?ie ihves1%aEtioii r into the .charges
against ths suspended Aineriea?; oom
missioners to the exhibition hag been
completed, and voluminous details hr.vr
been forwarded to Washington. - The
inquiry developed the fact that the ap
propriation made by the United S tatee
t Congress for the exhibition is nearly
exhausted., . ?
, Candidates for.tho. phigf |ia^ccahip
,are, multiplying rapidly,., ~ :;Ti$,r most
recent are Caleb.C^jhingj Judge Black,
WilI'??a S. Gr?esbeck ? and Lyman
?iumbuiL ; The Cincinnati Corninoci?!
I wife draws,.;%fiea^ ..Butler;. ?rem the
field by reconmiending that ho be given
the command of an expedition to the
North Pole.
A special dispatch from Jeftv?rs^T?
City, Mo., says the funds in the Stato
treasury are completely exhausted.
General John B. Gordon made a little
sr>eecb, at a reception givon him in
Savannah. Ga., a few days, closing with
the sentiment : "The heroic dead of
both armies, who fought for prteeipTo
, and backed their convictions wiih their
lives. Let both be duly honored."
The Grand Commandery of the
Knights Templar for the State of Vir
ginia will assemble in Norfolk on the
11th of June next for drill, inspection
I and review.
The Democrats of ,Louisiana, aro a
chivalrous set. These men say simply
I this : "The forces of the United States
1 are too strong for us ; we will not fight
them ; the Republican majority are
weaker in - discipline and in armament,
and we will kill than ? or, in plainer
words, "The strong we run away from,
the weak we butcher." Tins is simply
the attitude of bloodthirsty oowar&s.
The new commissioner of Indian af
fairs, Hon. E. P. Smith, is greatly em
barrassed in his efforts to. pr?vido for
the Indian service in Arizona. , An ex-.*
ainination of the records of his office
shows the appropriation for the current
fiscal year entirely exhausted, and tho
supplies entirely exhausted. The total
appropriation for the service in \ that
Territory amounted to but ?2O0,0Q0.
L. Cass Carpenter, Esq., goes ta
Europe in the early part of Jane, for
the purpose of recuperating his health,
which has been, fa??ing tor soma time.
He will make the tour pretty thorough
ly, as he intends to visit many, of the
principal cities, among them Vienna,
during the exposition tb?re, and to
which he has been appointed an honora
ry cominissioner.
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When H. was a boy, his uncle: pre
sented him vfi?i* s Swiss nms?c?? ??ix,?
a canali one, p?ayihg 'two or ihre t?nee,
and which, when wound nj>vn^j^^key%
was set ih motion^ try touching a button
on the. side? H. vas delighted with the
present, carried, it about with - him
wherever ho went, until he finally camo
to grief by placing it in bis -pocket and
taking it to church with him. The
serman proved long and tedious to H..
who was extremely anxious to return
home and listen to tho melody of his
?.woiidcrfedL. Ht0o .?nstn^e#t v /Finally,
in the mid$t of th^ sermoa, aa i^tea oc
curred to: i?m*?it was- a- bdffia?a^ono
?he though he:wonld y?st touch that
button a trifil?, have the ihsFrmraent
malie a not or two, and he'd push ifc
back, and stop. He did so, but tho
confounded thing would net stop it?
playing, notwithstanding he ne^rly
wrenehed the button from the box in
his frantic desire to stop it. All hi* ef
; forts proved unavailing,-?the machino
? kept on piaying, to tho groat surprise
of the congregation and thM^u^?teme
disgust of the officiating clergyman.
All eyes were turned:'upon pooriL.
who would have given tho world, in
cluding the musicai4box, could.thp floor
,jiave opened .and let.hiia- th?ojugh out
of sight. All tragedies haver au -ending,
and it came ai last to H-who was 'col
lared by the sexton and : marched'down
through tie aisle ?of the l?hurehv th? in
fornai box pla;^ TanSc?d?dd?e; w
time to ev&y ;^p? ^ys,~w?pp ho
reached the door,, he : fa|nfed ; , >^ t ao
3rst things he. did, when r.est^rird to
; consciou?9^^:,was-...?> **?&$k.:?g*e ?on- I
j founded laus?calboxv? * > - v >:"
|^:Ar bestrdfol' 4??f?fcna? ^hool -^girL \
thirteen vear^?ld:and six fer>t"one*1rx*h
hisrli* is TcU5iG<v a nouerai nspfce
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