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BT D. R. DUR!SO E.
- ' EDGEFIELD, S. C.,
E 19. 1873. . ! * VXX?1II.-N?. 26.
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Drugs, Medicines, Groceries,
%dgefield, S* C., .
WoULB?ire8|>?itrallf ?tate?to bia Friends and the Public Generally that
he has purchased of Dr. W. A. SANDERS, his Entire Stock, and will J
keep on Laad full supplies <rf
I?ey Goods, Eoreiga &-Domestic Perfumery,
HAIR BASHES, COMBS,* TOILET ARTICLES,
'Bathing and Surgeon's Spongesr?r
Brandies, Wines'as? Whiskies for Medicinal Purposes,
PAINTS, oils, VARNISHES; '-BLASS, PUTTY,
Paint, Varnish and White Wash Brushes,
FIX!. SI PPL Y OF ALL KI .YDS <.AI51^,.\ SEEDS,
.. .. '.. '
t Together with a general'assortment of
GROCERIES,. TOBACCO, LIQUORS, &c.,
BACON SIDES. HAMS, SHOULDERS, LARD,
MACKEREL, FLOUR, MEAL, SALT,
. SUGARS, SYRUPS, MOLASSES,COFFEE. TEAS,
RICE, CECEESE, MACCARON?, CRACKERS,
>. ? 3o4*. fta^ph; fioapB? ^ndlej,'" I ;. ? .. i ? r ? ? : '..**. | > ?. } /
BRANDIES, WHISKIES, ?sc.
Fine White Wine and Apple VINEGARS^ (?' ;
Chewing and Smoking TOBACCO anoVSEGARS,1 : . V * ' ?
Citron, ?urrar^J^isjjas, Bildes, Jeilies,
"Aim??dl, Pe'can^u'tsVBT?ifT Nuts, Walnuts,
Backets, TJnbs, Brooms, <Sc,
All of which will be sold at the lowest rates for Cash. A share of the trade
solicitad. -I?_ _.... _"_ _ . _ .
Dr^Sanders w?ll he on hand at all times ta COMPOUND PRESCRIP
TIONS at thMbsrtfcsttaoti?e. % f y* r? i r i . /\ ) \
, %Ul Jl J VX / I D.L T? RMR.
Jan 28 '* . tf ? 6
TO TH?^T?Z?WrS OP EDCEFiELD
WE are receiving our SPRING ami SUMMER GOODS, consisting of.all
the Novelties of the Season.
Our Stock : s much larger than usual, and never more complete. Close
buyers will save money by giving it an inspection.
Also, full line of FURNISHING GOQI'S-on JJ a nj.
-WEIDMAN & BENSON,
0*2:9 ? Broad Street, August,Opposite Masonic Hall,
t, Ga,r-April 2 .. , - . ^ " ?? ^
' toona ; ?? . .. ..^
D R U S Gr JL- 3 T,
jomvsmirs DI:POT, S. C.
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J?AV?NG just opened a Dr lift' Store at Jhis,pla?e. I take ?his method
of informing my friends and the public generally that I now have iii Store
a full line of
Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles, Perfumery,
tit ?3J GLASS, PUTTY,' KEROSENE OIL,
In fact everything usually kep? in a Drug Store,-ail new and warranted
My prices are as low as such Goads can be sold in any market in the
T. J. TEAGUE.
Johnston's Depot, Feb 19 * ly 9
MILLER, B?SELL * BURUM
. .. . -AND-1
.(fl'if! ni i r, l #? # 7 Broad ^net,
WE are now in receipt of our Fa.ll Stoc? :?f GROCERIES, consist
ing in part of- 4 . . ' . .<. ? . , i
Bacon SIDES, Bacon SHOULDERS, Dry Salt SIDES, -
SUGARS of all grades. ?
SYRUPS-New Orleans and New York Drips,
MOLASSES, Rio, Laguyra and Java COFFEE,
TOBACCO. SALT, -PEPPER, SPICE,
Crackers, Pickles. Cove Oysters,
CANNED GOODS consisting of Peaches, Blackberries, Tomatoes, <fec. '
MACKEREL ?H Barrels,-half and quarter bbl?, and Kits,
Seed WHEAT, Seed RYE, Soed WATS, Seed BARLEY,
Case Liquors of BRANDY, WHISKEY, GIN,
We are also offering the most complete and largest stock of BARRE
LIQUORS of any House in the City, find.selring at prices that will indue
buyers to purchase nearer home than in Eastern rndrkets.
.To.'&oi Pk^ters>anrir:Me**o^rite*of Sedgefield nu .would take this occasion
to expro??s-our thanks for their p.-vst liberal p^frc&?gv and -respectfully re
quest n continuance of tho Sanne. ' m
5*&*Buying our Good- for CASH, we are* prepared to felting law, and oft
times lower, tlx.an any other House in tlie<?ityi L ' ' - * . ;
A?g?*k*, Ovt. 9 tf 42
THE PEOPLED CLOTHING STORE.
THE LARGEST HOUSE IN THE STATE
268 Broad St., Augusta, Ga?
^X?\T* J?3L. Ramsey, Agent
WE offer this sea<"n the LARGES H LINE OF FINE, MEDIUM AND
COVMON READY MADE SP?ING and SUMMER CLOTHING, for
ME^'and BOYi, in tim State. WL. have some of the MOST ELEGANT
GOODS that c*n be found, and everv artiek? of our own'make," and'equal
to*custom work, togerner with the-'FINEST LINE OF FURNISHING
GOOD-S, in th? city. H\TS. CAPS. TRUNKS, VALISES. &c. New
Goods constantly arriving.
Large men OE small,?til find no trouble in getting fitted. Boys from 2}
to 20 vears olrr ww"l#4ui*4d. No one sbonld purchase Clothing before ex
anrininff this i m?nense stock. '.( "
s b W. A. HA .11 SE Y j Agent.
April 16, ? ? 2m_17
Pair Notice ? \ White iln?n rf?ek Suits,
?1.L persons Indebted to.molbr?ood*
purchased during tho year ia?2, St*
URGENTLY REQUESTED T? . CALL
AND SETTLEO^T OrfGEi Nineteen
per cent, per annum will be added to a]l
forth' mr,1&rn<* WW'lie 19 per cent, per
anndm; *itli Um (W) days of frroce after
mahiritv. J. H.J?HEATHAMj I
AT only $11,00 per suit,-a splendid
article and verv cheap.
J. "H. CHEATHAM.
Wfi^ ii '?>??: tf) . ? %n
JUST - Received at' JC H. GHEA'T:
HAM'S 100 Piece? BEST PRINTS.
May 14 tf 21
" TH?3 OI.D COAT OF GRAY.
?t ! ^ ... :. ,/ ? ?j . ,
It lites there alone- it i?> rusty and faded
With a patch ou the elbow, a hole
But we think of the brave boy who wo
it, and ever ?? ...
. Look on it with pleasure, and:touch
with pride. . >.'.'
A history clings to it-over and over,
We see a proud youth'hurried off
With bis form like the oak, and his ey
like the eagle's,
How gallant ne rode in the ranks
It is rough-it is worn-it is tattered
Bi ?tl love it the nacre for the story
A bUry of courage in struggle with se
And a heart that bore bravely its bu
den of cares ; .
It ia ragged and rusty, but, ali ! it wi
9 In the silkiest sheen when he wore
. away, *
And his smile waa as bright as the gh
When he- sprang to his place va. tl
ranks or "the Gray."
There's a rip in the sleeve, and (?he ooh
The bnttoas all gone with their glitt*
"Tis a thing of the past, and we reve
entry lay it
Away with the treasures and relics i
As tba gi its of a love, solemn, a weet an
unspoken, . .
Are cherished as leaves from a lon
We will, keep the old jacket for the sal
of'tire loved one
.Who rode in the van of the ranks i
Shot th rough .with-ajjullot-right here i
> the-shoulder- ,
And down there the pocket is split
ter ed and, soiled
Ah ! more-see the lining is st&ined an
discolored ? '
Yes-blood drops the texture hath Mi
fened and spoiled.
. It came when he rode at the head of th
Charging down in th'e battle one dead
Whcu squadron*.of foemcn were broko
. And victory rode with the ranks c
35 ' - * ' ' .. .. ?* \<
Its. memory is swet-tness and sorrow
To ni? it is precious-more preciou
lu tho- rein aii<l the shot hol e a vol um? i
lu the stains on the lining is agony told
Tliact was teil years*ajso, when in lifo'i
Runny monting "
He rode with his comrades down int
Anti flu* old coat he were, 'and the goo<
sword he wielded
Were ?ll that came from tho ranks o
And it lie* theroaloue; I'll reverence il
The patch ou the elbow, the hole in-thi
For a galhniter heart never beat than tin
Who wore it in.honor .... ! *. .'
Let me brush oil' the dus.
tors and tarnish,
Let rno fold it up clog,
It is <U1 that is left of the ..? ?.?
lostone, , t?
"Who tonghi for the mefur in the rank)
of "tlie trtay * ?
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w*" Foi- -the Advertiser. . > -
)\L". RDITOB.-Th el Lt i I way bctv.eet
Atlanta and Charlotte, by the way ol
Gainesville and Greenville, wil]|.1oubt
less hasten the completion of tbc
Blue Ridge Railroad. Tho Air T.inc
now about finished, being transverse
and leading to Commercial Empori
ums both East and Wes:, will inter
cepta great deal oT 'trade and trove!
i at the base of the mountains, and
will,, to that extent, diminish the
business, oj" all. the, Towns and Citiei
on the So urti side of this new Road.
To check-mate this'move, Columbia,
Wilmington, Charleston, Port Royal,
Savannah, Macon, Augusta and Ath
ens must, in self-defence, push for
ward through the Rabun Gap to
Knoxville, where all the Railways
from Chicago, Louisville, and Cincin
riat?, seek???g tbe nearest Southern
market, or the nearest xltlanfic Ports,
are to be concentrated at no distant
period. The proud, and overshadow
ing position already accordecT to St.
Louis, with the prospect of the Geor
gia Canal, will precipitate this move
ment on tiie part of the mighty Cities
controlling the traffic of the Ohio
The Great Trunk Lino for through
freight and passengers will be along
the very shortest and best possible
route ?'rom Chicago to Port Royal,
via Ed gefiel d and Aiken, with radia
ting lines near Knoxville to lije West
ern Cities, and with ' radiating lines
near the Rabun Gap to the Southern
Cities. B.ut would these magnificent
arrangements accommodate the teem
ing West, well-nigh smothered in its
its own fat? It is thought not.
A canal, connecting the waters of
the Tennessee -and the Savannah,
.must be constructed. Mr. Calhoi?o
and Judge Earl thought such a pro
ject practicable. -The copper of Duck
town, Cullowhee,- and other mines ;
the coal from Coal Creek and a thou
sand other deposits ; the corn, wheat,
bacon, and hay. of the Western river
bottoms, as well as. the cotton, rice,
sud lumber of the Atlantic slope,
make this waterline not only desira
ble, but necessary, and indispensable
to the toiling millions on each side of
the Allighany Range. Give us whole
some competition, if cheap transpor
tation be the universal want of the
v< . ? r , - .. . r I
Traveling once in New York, from
Albany to Buffalo, the writer was
surprised to see a -double-track Rail
road running para.ld with the Erie
j Canal. But still greater was the sur.
j prise on seeing at nearly every sta
' tion, Cities and Towns as large as
i Augusta;?r'Coluab?a. i The Sav?n
J nah Valley has been more, richly en
' do wed by nature, than the valleys of
the Gennessee, or the Mohawk. Our
immediate section of country to? will*
flourish like a green bay tree, and
blossom like a rose, if we do our
whole duty with an ?ye single to
P. S.-It .is very - cheering to see,
that two of your correspondents are
taking ?n interest in a local line to
connect-our Village with .the Rail
road art the Pine House Depot. This
route should be carefully surveyed
and graded, as ?| f?r a ^rsi class
Railway, and with a view to- an ex
tension from .each extremity. Any
expedient Short of' this, it is feared,
will only lead to disappointment.
Remember the Edgefield Plank Road,
which swallowed.up people's* money,
and then disappeared like a thief in
the night. 'A good Road Bed never
wears out,-give us that, and we,
may put upon it a temporary super
structure, such as our means and the
necessity of the hour may dictate. As
to the motive power, do'??t us ha^e
a little steam. A steam wagon costs
about twenty-eight hundred dollars,
-it can run eight* or ten miles an
hour. It seems to the writer that nor1
team of mules can make regular trips
at the rate of six or seven mires per
hour, even if attached to a skeleton
buggy and driven by a boy ten years
old. Let us act promptly and to the
pnrpose, but let us proceed' with cau
tion. How ls that for '. H. I.?
For the Advertiser.
MR. EDITOR :-Your paper of June
5th, has another article on a Narrpw
Gauge Wooden Railroad from Edge
field to the Pine House Depot by
"Pacts and Figures. His previous
article, particularizing cost of grading,
cross-ties, station houses, &c, I have
never seen. He is sustained by an
other correspondent whose, enthusi
asm has set him to making figures
even below the first estimate. I have
been so struck with thgnews set forth
as to be constrained tb join issue
with these gentlemen, and scrtbble
you a fej-y lines.
May I enquire whether the?*e arith
meticians have-ever built a' Railroad,
or do they draw their inspiration from
some young civil engineer or brok-eu
down contractor V :*Tis a simple mat-.
ter to build Railroads*on pntw
ti'jii is entirely conjectural.' 'Tis ol
the last importance that a hist rate
engineer make the survey. His first
will be experimental, the second a
located line, recuring diligent ex
amination and calculai ron. Can this
be ?Jone in ?en days, aaid with Iiis as
sistants, for*300? What-first rate
man can you get at those figures, and
such a one ia the true policv for any
cowpany, saving as ho would thou
sands in the location.
It does seem thc strangest idea
that a scheme of a wooden Railroad
should be ever .entertained. wh.?re by
proper iuanagement an iron narrow
gauge is infinitely preferable and more
In no instance, ip my knowledge,'
are stringer Roads now being built.
The old stringer portions on the Geor
gia Railroad, in the pine region, are
all being replaced by simple crossties
and iron. The. life of the super
structure in. the latter is. of much
.greater duration and easier kept up.
The tendency of stringer Roads, with
a strong rail spiked on, and gained
into the croastie is to warp and spread,
under trains; and to Buch extent is
this liable, a patent has recently been
secured by a distinguished engineer
in Georgia, to insert benders across
the track. How is it possible to make
a safe and' permanent track with 4 X
G scantling, expanded by rain and
contracted by the sun ? 'Tis custo
mary to spike the rail on both: sides
on every cross-tie. The tiei on first
class Railroads should be never more
than two fee*- apart. At the South
where we have but few roads of that
class, they are thirty inches. Of
course there is no reference to stringer
Roads, as they are obsolete.
An iron narrow gauge Railroad eau
be graded, at a very material differ
ence in cost compared with the one
proposed. Relying upon horses as a
motive power the Road must have*
the very lightest grade and greatest
curvature, both of which will increase
its cost materially. To overcome
grades at all with heavily freighted
cars is simply impracticable, except
by steam. To obtain an almost level
grade will increase the excavation
and embankment very materially. A
narrow gauge locomotive will readily
overcome grades fifty to one hundred
per cent, grea.er than on any of our
present Railroads. Moving earth is
necessarily expensive anywhere, no
matter what the material. Water
ways, cattle-guards, rond-cipssings,
clearing and grubbing will certainly
be an addition to the graduation, and
certainly increase the eost to' twice
the sum estimated. 'Tis an amazing
proposition to run cars of the usual
size as the Charlotte, Columbia &
Augusta Road, on narrow gauge
trucks, loading them "with 10,000 to
12,000 pounds, and.thie to be drawn
up grade by mules. Is the writ?r at
all conversant with Railroad -freights,
or has he ever >seen a. narrow gauge
car of tiny kind ? And does he really
Suppose it p088?'bl
ol' such flimsy su
such ponderous c?
all reason, bow lo
G scantling stand
strain of such'weig]
that the cars on th]
at about 15,000-po]
he wilL?ook at thej
ing stock on the
now in successful
tr;ed, he will AHCE
width iu relative
Permit me, Mr,
to s?y that, in
th? enthusiasts w
wooden. Road, an
neouB data. . W-i
funning frbm some;
mill, where, the spS^?f a tortoise.is
all that is require|f&nd the wear in
ger Road, speed, co;
operate a Road
will a little 4 x
e .abrasion and
DoeB he know
s are marked
ipment in roll
?ir length and
portion to the
re -airing this
ufactory or saw
in our climate ti
or renewed with'
requisite, or we rn
our stage roads
* . The trae plan,
to build a nar
from Aiken to
Pine House, an
The line to Aij
ly light,, and ?.
?rable, have been
jat on a passen
rt and security
n. Speed is a
a?'-well stick to
ppears to me, is
uge* iron Road
|jQ8, crossing the
Road near .the
nee via EJgefield.
rin great abun
dance. Let tlfep&ple along the lin
subscribe liberally^ and w?ftr s?ch
legislation as warean secure next
winter, prepare J^e Road ready for
the iron. Fifty %ms per mile will
ron the Road at treost say of eighty
dollars. A first"?mortea?e of the
thousand doHarsgier mile will secure
iron and rolling^tock. With such'a
light bond d deb?^and the certainty
of a large and increasing business,
the interest can be met and dividends
paid, or a sinking fund created as the
- In looking ov^'the field of Rail
Road enterprises?'.teaUy there seems
presented to the writer .no line more
practicable anddmviting, and now,
considering the njisractpr nf 'f*** ror
?? , : . -"lists can
i. j -, seemed
by a mortgage on a franchise and
Road-bed furnished by the stock
holders, and no apprehension need
be Mt but that a most satisfactory
arrangement, can be effected. The
Road would always command a large
and increasing local business-ju-t
what all Roads most court.
Let us abandon ull temporary
wo-?len Roads, and await until the
crop prospect is determined. *Ia the
meantime communicate with the
Georgians who have built the North
and South Road from Columbus to
ward Rome. Twenty miles ol three
feet narrow g;uige has been just com
pleted and in operation, and a perfect
success. All the data necessary for
our guidance can be accurately ob
tained. Gail meetings and present
the estimates mtde by some ?natdca I
and experienced engineer.
Anyb^y can figure up a Railroad,
bnf nin^imes in ten they prove de
lusive. Hence the words "practical'"
aud " experienced" are emphasized.
I intended to write only a paragraph.
Were-it necessary or desired I could
give particulars about narrow gauges
-as to cost; operating expenses, speed
and comfort-showing their admira
ble adaptability to the wants of a
sparsely settled country and impov
From the Colleton Gazette.
GOT. Judas Noses' Bask* Accounts
at the Capital.
Even if we we/e personally Judas
Moses' enemy we might now pity and
forgive him as his present condition
disarms all personal resentment for
in spite of his high official position
he is an object which would disgrace
the dignity of revenge. Fox com
paratively his .credit was better at
tho time wheu he was an aspirant for
the position of stock actor" than it
is to-day as Governor of South Caro
lina, the proof of this assertion are
the following protested notes : Eleven
hundred, protested May 24th, one
for six hundred protested May 21st,
and another for ten thousand dollars,
May 26th. Judas must feel compli
mented at the number ot protested
notes for the month ol' May, to say
nothing- of an old note of nine hun
dred dollars and a note for hv- furni
ture. If it is any consolation we ean
only say to the unfortunate montey
lenders that the hollow shanie of the
Chief Justice's holding ? prior judg
ment on the estate of his much loved
son's estate has been ventilated and
tue objection removed. The holder
of the ten thousand dollar note in:
forms us that be is resolved to collect
his money or die in the attempt ; we
predict for him success as he says -he
is in possession of certain stubborn
facts which would justify his levy on
the Chateau de Plunderville, poor
" Ansley Hall," which was ' to be
known.as the Governor's palace and
classed with Buckinham Palace, or
Windsor Castle, and such buildings
that sport " hiligani hardies covered
with hivy" ?8 doomed to excite much
pity .with its buildejrs' lein, the mort
gage and the protested note awaiting
_ .Josh Billings sayB, " What a bless*
ed thing it is that we kant 'see ourselves
as other see us'-the sight would take all
the ataron out of us."
A Brave Orator?
We have told our readers (says the
Atlanta Cmvstitxdion) how the decora?
tion of the Federal dead at Arling
ton was decreed by the Federal.au
thorities to be conducted oa the ba
sis of exclusion of all honor to Che
Confederate dead lying there. The
. matter has evoked some stinging com
ment and dissent from many and high
sources ?forth and Weat. But the
most eloquent- condemnation came
from the brave orator who delivered
the address at Arlington on the day
of the decoration, - The address was
: a magnificent one, and-the speaker,
an eminent and well-known "divine,
of New York, Mr. De* Witt Talmage.
Speaking to the- Grand-Army of
the Republic, that had declared the
mern ?rial ostracism of the Southern i
dead, and speaking to the President
and officials that had indorsed the
said ostracism to the extent of re
striction, the day for Federal com
memoration, the eloqcrent and cour
ageous orator thus rebuked the ostra
cism and its perpetrators :
Let nothing be done to stir tip the*
old feud between the North and South.
Surely tLere has been blood enough,
shed and groans enough' have been
uttered and "families enough destroy
ed to satisfy the worst man on earth
and the worst demon in the pit ; and
if, amidVthe holocaust of the dead,.,
any hand, North or South, shall ever
be lifted to tear down a peace estab
lished at so mitch sacrifice, may tha't
hand..turn white with the snow of an
incurable leprosy. Instead of flow
ers upon such a villain sgrave let the
whole nation come and fling a moun
tain of 'nettles and nightshade. I
am told that after a Southern woman
had decorated the grave of a South
ern soldier, a Northern-man, wearing
a uniform, took up the wreath and
tore it to pieces and threw it to the
winds. He may have had on the
epaulettes, but hewasnot worthy the
name of soldier. I would that all
the wreaths that have ever been laid"
upon the graves of the Northern and
.Southern dead might be lifted'and
linked together, each garland a link,
and that, with, that one long, bright,
pleasant chain, *.
A CHAIN OF BOSES AND LILIES,
this whole nation might be encircled .
in everlasting unity and good feeling.
This is the only kind of chain Amer
icans will ever consent to wear, and
woe to the government that ever tries
to forge another.-'
? '*.;:.? ir?? ..... \ zm?
n a? a.1*. cy
town. She was dresetu u?
for the first time in her life, and her
silks and ribbons and the gay sights
almost turned her head. But what
most interested her was that hitherto
unknown beiug-the young mao.
Every time she saw one she would
fix her eyes earnestly on bim, and
she actually made several attemps to
get aw .y from the old man, that she
might cultivate tne acquaintance of
these young gentlemen, so that he'
finally caught her and led her by the
hand. After he got her on the boat
for Vallejo, on the homeward trip, he
felt pretty safe and concluded to take
a drink. He took several, and in his
absence the daughter mad' <he ac
quaintance of -two sprightly young
men on the boat/ and she wan so fas
cinated with male society that sh?
made arrangements to forsake her
old father and go with them.
She successfully gave her father
the slip when they ?eft the boart for
the cars, and the infatuated girl WHS
stowed between them in a smoking
car. But her father found her ana
whirled her out of that car iii the
liveliest taanner, and kept his hands
on her till they reached horne. He
will not dare expose her to such peril
again, and the poor girl is destined to
close confinement out of thc world of
young men unless she runs away.
Shako off.False Pride, Youug
From the Richmond Dispatch.
Young men will greatly benefit
themselves'and promote their own
good fortune by shaking off the false
pride that puts work down as degrad
ing. '.' Poor and proud" in one sense
is good, but iu another bad. The
poor man .who is not too proud( to
work, but too proud to dishonor him
self by a, meau action, is one of Na
ture's noblemen. The poor man who
is too proud to work, but will ratper
idle his time in. dull aud stupid leis
ure, and be a charge to others rather
than soil his hands with the labor
that would make him independent
and- respected, is a miserable and
contemptible drone, who?does not de
serve the assistance or respect of* Iiis
fellowmen-who, indeed, does not
deserve to live.
If, then, this false pride were ?ha
ken oil", and young men went earn
estly to work ttt.anything they were
capable of do?*n?, what a change
would be wrought in the feeling and
condition of society: There would
be a large addition td the bulk of the
produotion of industry, a greater de
gree of personal independence,-<and
of consequence an immense increase
of social happines'. The bread of
idleness is full of bitterness, ?nd af
fords no happine.-sto him who eats it.
" Kittie's going to join our Sabbath
School; sh--'s coming with me next
Sunday, ain't you Kittie?"
''Ohl I don't, know, I've never
beeu to Sabbath School-what do you
have to do?"
" Why, get saved, of course-and
books and albums and-"
" I mean, what do you have to do
-doyou hive to study anything?"
"Oh1 it isn't like that. Ita like
church, you know. When you. first
So in you have to put your head
own and pray."
" But I cant p?ay," says heathen.
Kittie, " I don't know how."
? Oh 1 well, do as I do. Shut your
eyes and o?nnt fifty. .' .'? ? ' * ? ?
The Hero ol' the Lava Bed?
[From tho Chester Reporter.]
Having succeeded i recapturing the
Modocs and thereby* putting aa jen-1
to the war, General Davis will be the
hero of the hour. His. fame will re
sound from the lava beds of Cal for
nia to the cod* fisheries of New Eng
land, All ?hat will keep bis", naine
from being immortal is that he allow
ed Captain Jack to slip through -his I
fingers after he had him in his power. ']
General Davis has affame in this
section" o? the country*. ''lt is not one
that a warrior woiilct envy ; but such
as it is he should have the benefit of
it in this the hour of his glory. H?
was an officer in Sherman's anny tha t
swept through this State in 1865.
Whether he commanded a corps or u
division we do not recollect, nor.is it
material to know! . As .the army of
the North approached,* the line of .
Chester Cour?ty it .came upon . the.
home of Mr. John Douglas, in Fair
held County. A courier came to this
house and demanded a room for the
headquarters of General Jeff. C. 'D?
vis. He brought with him ?'carpet,
which he "put-down in the roora, and
other comforts and conveniences 'for
his' commander. Soon afterward^'
General Davis arrived and took pue
session of the quarters that hftd jwen
prepared 7or him. Mrs. E.-?-, the
daughter, of? Mr. Douglas, and-tho-,
wife of Rev. T. W. E-?-, who was
residing in the house and taking care",
of.her aged father, appealed to him.
to protect the property on'the1 .place.
He assured'her that ?ie'woji!d'd? s.o,
and told her to pack up the.'articles
that she deeme4 most valuable an?l
deposit them in the room, that he oe-,
cupied, aud that he would be per
sonally responsive ..for their safety.'.
She did so, packed-up-in trunks eve
rything .that ahe? (ie?tne?S of special
value, and placed . it in* his room..
When he left th? housejBhe'went-into
the room to recover her valuables amt*
found that the trunks had -been -bio-'
ken open and everything that Was4
worth carrying oft' han been tafreri
away. * < "
This is the hero o"f the Modp.c war.
These facts ?aii be . established'hy :
witnesses whose credibility no mari"
woul'd dare gainsay. * \
The Colored Militia.
The lovers of peace and order
throughout.the State will regret to
learn that steps are. being taken in
various sections to organize colored
militia compauies. So preposterous
IIOPH the measure seem, that when
ville. V\ > uer rei trna me. 2?.
and hope our colored citizens will re
flect before taking a step which can
not confer the least possible benefit
npoii them, either as a class or indi
vidually, while it may possibly in
volve them in trouble, to the detri-*
ment of both races, and cause a rc
petion of thc troubles "of only two
years ago, from which this immediate
section has not yet recovered. Sure
ly, neither the* whites nor the blacks
desire a recurrence of those troublous
times. We do not speak menacingly.
We are only advising what we be
lieve for the good ot all. Let us
profit by past experience. An" ??f
our colored citizens, upon the lca.si
reflection, cannot but .see what will
be the effect of arming and organiz
ing their o.wn race to the exclusion of
fhn whites. The result will bc just
as direful in thc future as it has been
in the pa,:t. Here, all is now peace
fill'and tranquil. Never were the
whites and blacks in this section mov
ing along more amicably together,
and it behooves all of either race,
for the, wei faire of both, to do noth
ing to mar the' pr?sent good feeling.
The colored people cannot urge means
of self protection as a reason for .
this step, icu" no citizens were ever
more fully in the enjoyment of their
rights than the blacks of South Car
olina to-day ; and we feel fully" as
sured that it is not the wish or de-*,
sire of any, white man to molest them
in thc proper exercise ol' those, privi
leges-. As to i he whHes themselves,
even though .the opportunity we're
given, they do not, as a ';ody, wish
to IH> organized into militia, for the
simple reason, that there is no neces
sity f-r such organization of either
race. Our country is virtually at
peace with all the world, and if trou
ble were apprehended, the trampoos
ing ol' a few detached militia compa
uies over the country could effect '
nothing in maintaining "the miltary
prestige of ' the Government. We
fear that scheming politicians, work
ing for their own promotion and ag
grandizement, are at the head ol'this
unfortunate movement, and we warn
the colored men r* beware of the
dangerous trap to which it will sure
ly lead them.-Yorkvjlle Enquirer.
A party of soldiers were sitting
together'talking of their' adventures
.duririg the war, and, i\s is generally
the case, some pretty hv.rd yams
were told. The conversation nn?t?y
turned on prorhotioni*; when a "tait
Teutonic broke forth with : " I'll tell
you something nbont'that, boys.
When I joined the cavalry I hadn't
been long in this country, and didrit'
understand much English. We were
sent up in the valley, and at the bat
tle of Winchester we were' ordered
to charge a battery. Well, the cap
tain gave the order to charg?,' and
away we went -in fine style. The I
Johnnies opened on-uswith grape and
canister. Many a horse tumbled over,
and-plenty of saddles were emptied:
That didn't make any difference ; we
went straight ahead. Suddenly the
captain gave the order lo retreat.
The whole company turned andreht j
back except me. iou see I'didn't
understand* the order, sol kept" on
and charged right in among them ;
and,' by Joe, I captured the wBole
battery and' Drought it in myselfv
Now, I'll tell you how it turned out."
Th? next day the ca'ptain was made*
major,' the 'first lieutenant was made
captain, and-" Well, . wluttdid they"
?o with you?'1 ifirjtrired a listener.
' Wily, they put* rue Tn the guard
house because I wouldn't, 'tell a*lie."
, Tbe Piul? sop hy of Living. .
True independence, eoe farr as one ,
}an be independent, is accessible b?th !
;o employers apt! employed. ' The
?ecret is to undertake no more than
ian be managed, and to determine
;hat you will have hours of relaxa*
;ion, when you can dismiss the cares !
)f business from your thought**. As ?
Door Richard has it;'if*.Drive your ;
business, and not let your busi- j
less drive ycu." In eager cobipe- ?
?tion men give themselves too little.1
rest, and undertake too much. Some j
me asked an English statesman aud j
uriafc how he could get through the j
imouht of labor which he performed. .
' Asa thief gets through a hor.-epond" j
vas the answer; "I am dragged]
.hro.ugb it,'.'/ Themis' toq, muchofi
"his " drying,'.'.,both. ajnopg the |
English and among oursejv^s. Some
'imes men make solid gains, .ajad se
cure wealth when too mitch fatigued
;o enjoy it. Bfft too often they mwke
dnjwreck. ^Hudson, .th'e English
?ojector,'whose popular designation
i few years* agb was " the railway
ling," is. now so reduced in pocket
?bat his friends are raising a subscrip
n?n to purchase a small annuity for
lim, tbat-his -1 fte may not clos? in
The true philosophy is to regard
ife as a thing lo be pushed moderate
ly and enjoyed as it nasses. It should,
lever be treated, as too many do, as
L great game-of hazard. Nor should ?
ive fancy that all in which ?we ate
nterested depends entirely upon
mrselves. Other people, it inusfc*be
.onceded, can do .something. The
lest business results are obtained by
inding out trustworthy people, .j&nd
)onfidiHg in them. The experiment
>f entire di reel ion on a grand scale7
aas been tried by th? Emperor of the
French, qert?iuly one of trie strongest/
nen the' world has ever se?n", jiut
;veii he was compelled to learn that
JBO man ?3 not competent for every
thing ;. and'ho, we suspect, . did envy
the contented laborer, whn had onty
to clo his dally work and reCS?ve his
daily (vages. There are thousands
like him. Their empires are nar
rower, but their experience is the
same-tooday, success ; to-morro v
ger. . , . .
No woman ever dresses low, says
an exchange, from a high motive. No
lady goes, to the opera, (continues the
ryiernonnlitAnV to balls or dinner par- j
: .. *dlU confess thai,
there is nothing so exquisitely beau
tiful as the form, the bust of a beau
tiful woman. And for this very rea
son it should not be exposed to. tEe
wanton gaze ol' vulgar eyes. No wo
man who truly loves her husband ever
desires to exhibit her charms "sa
cred, sweet and precious'' to any eye
but his. And yet what do we see,
or rather what do we not see, in the
shape ?f naked arms, shoulders, backs
md bosoms, at every evening gather
ing, among what is called the best
locioty." One is continually remind
ed ol' the sarcasm of Dr. Franklin,
nearly one hundred yeahs ago, who,
-ii.-n present at one of these gather
ings undressed English wombil,
when ?isked if he hail ever seen any
thing like it before, blushingly re
plied, " not sine? I was weaned.". Birt
we need not now dwell on the ?iet- of
the existence ol this fashionable scan
dal. Let us strike at the root.of the
immoral custom of ". low dressing.'^
Th?? motive, as we -have said, was not
a good one ; therefore, it must be?
b;id one. We have heard men who
consider themselves* connoisseurs at
these exhibitions of female rradity,
declare that they'"like to see it, but1
would not like to see their own wives
h.ilf puked iri public." * No tuan who
properly prizes his wife ever'did, or
ever will, like to see his better half
exposing her naked bust in public. It."
is .cleat .and conclusive, then, that
this low-necked fashion never was
designed or followed 'for the delecta-'
tion of husbands And even women
will always "pick to pie?es" the most
audacious wt-dressed belle of the ball.
Why, then, do.women, persist in this
immodesty immoral and unhealthy
style of dress ? One is almost afraid
to .press the question to an honest,
logical solution. The true auswer is
derogatory to woman. . She bares her
bust to excite something more than
envy in woman and. ac miration in
men. .And this she knows full well
when she looks at her undraped form
in the mirror in the character of a
alaine vivante. On the score of health,
the -fashion cannot be too severely
denounced. How many fatal cases
of consumption have been caused by
sudden exposure to the chill midnight
air, on coming out of steaming ball
room? and opera-houses' with the most '
vital part of the body entirely uapro-*
tecfedV On the tombstone* of mrrrry
a beautiful woman might be truly In-'
scribed, death front hw^nccbtd dresses.
' the Fatter at Bowe.
Godpity and soften the man whose
standing at home .is not good ; whose
family shrinks, away in fearful si-Unce
as his foot crosses the threshold;
whose children ?hun. the roem he
darkens with, .hia . presence.,- .whose
wife meets him with a pale,-spirit
less, crushed look, .which, telle, how,
small is her hope for cares, how scan
ty have been the lobing words, and
looks which ha,ve brightened her Hie.
God help them love him, for it is a
penance to love such a man.
And God ble?s the generous, cheer
ful, large-hearted man .who a^ays*
brings sunshine with him, who. leaves
his cares and business '^down town,"
and brings his own cheerful and
cheering s*lf home- to his famify* foi
his face is a never failing source ol
gladness to'those who "love him, and
is tenderness their nighest pride aoc1
surest shield, after God's... .
Ah 1 i i your stamUng tU. home ?ao'?
good, dear reader, '.<. in n vi*. ;?:
hurry to make it so than yoir
do anything in this world. Don't
Wait until whe memory of the grit": i'd
look upon seme dear face almost ha
bitual to it, by' reason of your, habit
ual unkindness, jubdntw..y9U yito
gentleness; when -ih-at fae?-nostone
forever from your g?'Ze you can nev^r
call forth a ?.mile to dwell upon it
asain. . .
.An English lady ate oysters all.
through the monta'of August, wheir.'slie
could get them, nnder. tKe supposition
that tltr-re ?was an " t' in. that .mon ih.
"Oryudi" was tlie way she spelt it.
?taT A beautiful young girl who has
been graveling in the West as drummer
for a wholesale grocery house of B.'.s;..n,
has just been discharged" by he? employer
because she induced the retail dealers* to
order more gqoflt than they" were able to
disposa of or pay for.'
t&* "-Kne cos of axeion/' was the
written verdict ?f a Monticello (Iowa)
jury. * . . . .
Teetotalers who felicitate them
selves on the progress of Iheir cpuse will
do well to digest the following : An o Iel
stager .was compelled by hjs worthy spouse *
to "join the cold water army," which he
did promising never to touch ? drop of.
anything else, except Tn sickness. So far ?
the story ?s excellent. Bufc.^now for thc'.
mond. Thc ?eforniedricdiv?d?al Eas never .
been well siiice.
JagT" " Wiry, Ichabod, I thought you "'
got married mor'n a year ugo?" Well, ;
aunt Jerueha, it was talked of, but I found.
out that the gir??Stf.'. all her folks were >
opposed to it, and sol je^give^'ejr.all/
tne uri1 tr; and let the thing drop."'
??*rwo Hibernians were passing'a
stabl? which had a. roos ter'on it for a
weather vane, when one addressed' the
other thus: "Pat, what's thejeasen they;
didn't put a hin up there instead'Of a'
rooster?" "-An' sure;" replied Pat, "that's
aisy'enough.;' don't you see it wo iud be '
uncenvanient to go'for the eggs?"
yf&*A: reporter for a Western, paper;..'
speaking of a-certain lair creature, re?ij
marked that 'Hbe profusion and color of.
her hair would . lead one to look upon il,
as though it was spun- by the nimble fin**;
gera of the easv honre, as thoy glided"
through the- bright June days, whose'
many-sunny rays of light bad been caught,
in the meshes, and Were contented to go:
no further." This is better th?n saying
the girl's hair was red.
" I would advise- you to put your
head into a dye-tub, it's rather red," said
a joker to a rather sandy haired girl. ' " I
would advise you to put vours into an^
oven, it's rather soft," said ??aney.
A grown up mope of Savannah
bet another that he could drink a quart'
of whisky at a gulp. He won the wager,
t.nt it became necessary afterwards for a .
?i^*> Ho that lives in sin, and' expects
happiness hereafter, id like him that soweth
cockle, and thinks to fill his barn with
wheat or barley.
A fault-finding correspondent writes
us, among other things : " In your paper
of last week is a joke, the point'of which
1 can't see." Ana no wonder there was
no point to it. We had to print a good
niaUY, jol>es last week, and couldn't got
points enough to go round.
?3"T We have often wished for a sen
tence that would clearly explain it. A
Western paper kindly supplies the want in
this beautiful simile: " You might as well
attempt to shampoo an elephant "with a
thimbleful of soapsuds as to do business
and ignore advertising."
???fA young lady living at Eau 1 laire,
Wis., difuppearcd the other day, and after
three hundred people had searched for
five hours she was found sitting on thc
Link of the river with lier lover, squeez
ing hands, and talking nonsense, as if
nothing had happened. . .
a?-* An Irish peddler asked an itinerant
poulterer the pnce of a pair of fowls.
"Six shillings, sir." "In my dear coun
try, ray darling, you might buy them1 for
a "sixp?nw a pace." " Why didn't you re- -
main in your dear country, then?" " Case
we had no sixpence, my jewel."
1 JEgTSome men at Louisville wore
bettmg on "the weight of a large mule..
' when one man, who was a good judge oi
the weight of live stock, cot behind-the
mule and was measuring hisnind quarti-rs,
when something appeared to loosen un the
mule. Just before the expert, dion 'he
gavent as his opinion that if the mule
was as heavy all over aa he was, behind,
he must weigh not far from 47,000 pounds.
Igy A mi uister examined his school
boys thus : .?,.'.-..',
" What is the meaning of the word
" Please sir, don't know.'.' -
M Now, if I had stolen a loaf of
bread, what should I be ?"
" Please, sir, locked np."
" Well, should I feel sorry ?"
" Well, why should I feel sorry t*
" Please sir, coe vdu was cotelied"
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