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C.; SEPTEMBER 4. 1878.
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' v JOJffmTON'SDEPOT, - .
.HAS always on hand a fnll and weft selected Stock of .
""TmpraraFS? BOOTS, SHOES,
rt I _/ ? _J *A ?. < I $*A i I ^
. .1 - Hardware, Pocket and Table. Cutlery, ,'.
GBOOBBIBS and PLANTATION SUPPLIES,
All of -whichr-I w?l.s?l .at the lowest prices. Call en me before -pur
v chasing elsewhere. I eau please you, and will do so," if yon will give me a
share.of your patronage. ..^y
fS^ Highest Cash prices paid for COTTON and COUNTRY PRODUCE.
A ft* ?ri -i^W. CALHOUN.
tf . 29
Johnatonjs De?ot, July 9,
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vi. . / PS fi .
W T**-* ?W? : ,-L_H A S
?t?chioed the Prices
?^?^? 'I' I- -,- ,, . . ".-? . _ - . ? _ . _ . . . *
*<?*t**V: .tl S
? Goods^ Ready Made Clothing
LAPSES' HATS, &c.
AM now Selling my Entire Stock at Prices to suit the dull times.
prefer .small profits tp carrying my Goods to auot
G. L. PENN & SON,
.j-r mit riv
TOILET ??T D - FAN CT - ARTICLES,
G ROCE RIES,
TOBACCO, ST50A.RS, <&e.
AVE now in Store full stocks of all Goods in the Drug or Gro
cery Business, which are Fresh and Genuine, and which we will sell
as cheap as any other House.
,i1^PRE3CrR?i>TIONS^^ POUNDED day. or night
DAVID L. TURNER,
Drug's, Medicines, Groceries,
&c, <fec, &c,
Edgefield, S. ?.,
OULD respectfully state to his Friends and the Public Generally that
he has purchased of Dr. W. A. SANDERS, his Entire Stock, and will
keep on hand full supplies of
Fancy Goods, Foreign & Domestic Perfumery,
HAIR BRUSHES, CO^?BS, TOTLET ARTICLES,
. , Bathing and Surgeon's Sponges,
Brandies, Wines and Whiskies for Medicinal Purposes,
.,1. . PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, GLASS, PUTTY,
Paint, Varnish and White Wash Brushes,
FIILL SUPPLY OF ALL KB xii HS GARDEN SEEDS,
Together with a general assortment of
GBOC?EIES, TOBACCO, LIQUORS, &c.,
- . rt Such as
BACON SIDES, HAMS, SHOULDERS, LARD,
' M\CKEREL, FLOUR, MEAL, SALT,
Si:G\RS. SYRUPS. MOLASSES, TOFFEE, TEAS,
RICE, CHEESE. M A CC ARO NI, CK'ACKERS,
Soda. Starch, Soaps, Cindie*.
WINES. BRANDIED WHISKIES. &c
Fine White .Wine and Apple. VINEGARS. .
Chewing anl Smoking TOB W UO and S EG A RS.
Citron, Currants. Raisins, Piches, J?tffifci,
Almonds, Pecan Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts,
Btickets.\Tuhs,- Broom-, ftc.,
AU cf which will be sold at the louvst ratw> for Cafh. A share of the trade
flo heit oil
.-.ft'. Sanders will be on hand at all times to COMPOUND PRESCRIP
TIONS at' the shortest notice."
D. ls. TI RIVER.
J?n2ft tf '. \.6
Br. T. J. TEAGUE,
. ?VJTjyjSXOj S DEPOT, 8. C. '
_ A VING just opened, a Drag' Store at this place, I take this method |
. of informing my friends and. jie public generally that I now have in Store
A-fulI line of
?rugs, Paient Medicines, Toilet Articles, Perfumery,
*K.VW QLAjsS, PUfTY, KEROSENE4OIL,
3nts r IA Tobacco. Se*ar*,
In fact ete'fvthir^g usnally kept in a Drtig Store,-all new and warranted
^ .'ajeaslow as., such ' Go-*ds can be sold, in any market in the
Lagt Word?. , * k
And have they told you all ? Ah yes, I
?At last you know it-know that I must
?fj me. CF**/ fi . ! ' ' H L*
fion't tremble sb ; but! come and sifby
And hold my hand, and be as calm asl/
Bend t?e?rer, fb'r my' voice is ' fayit andv
low ; ' .
And I would tell you something ere I go.
I've known, a long dine now, that In that
? - Whose every beat was music to my ear,
I've held the second. place. Nay, do not.
" I ' would but 'ten yon-not reproach
You loved Aer.nrst; and though, with an,
, .your wUJ
You strove to conquer it, you love her
Still. - ; i
'Twas hard to bear-to know that she
Had blighted all the sunshine of your
Could make your cheek flush and your
eye grow dim .
E'en with a word : / could not, though
I struggled hard to win-'your love; but
I could not win it ; yet'I loved you so.
rho hope that lighted op my path so long,
Has flickered and died out. I could
. not live . : ?'
Without your love; but you did rae no
. I could not gain. what you had not to
-give> -1 i P* .
Nay, weep not; I am happy uoW I see
You'll love my mern'ry better far than .
. ? * .
The strife has been so long, the way so
I feared nay patienctr.and ray trust in
Would Hail ; but now I see the eud so near,
Tis easier far to bow beneath the rod.
fae night is nearly o'er, the morn is nigh :
Thank God for taking me ! Dear love,
Ben. Wade Hampton's Address
Before the Faaquier Memorial Associa
tion, at Warrenton, Va.
You meet here to-day, to discharge
me ol' the most touching and pious.
In ties that human hearts can con
ceive or human hands perform-thal
)f dedicating with reverence, with
ove, and with solemn .prayer to Al
nighty- God, this. monument to the
nany red dead- of a Julien but just
md righteous cause.
In paying hxmor to the memory oi'
hese men you do honor' to y-onr- .
elves; but this will he a mere idle
)ageant if it has not a deeper signifi
ainee than the simple dedication pf
i monument implies. In alt ages, in
?early every country, civilized or
wvage, Fagan and Christian alike
iave striven to perpetuate "the mein
>ry of tl?cir dead, and to 'manifest'
heir own affection try honoring" the
peyes that hold the dust of those,
vhdm theyJrjyed. "The severe ^Muse"
ii History bas thought it not (beneath.
1er dignity'to record tte .'tat?t thatj-,
he very word significant o?l&Jto? 38:1 .'
icent monument owes its origin to
hat noble pile which the affection ol
. L'agan widow dedicated to uer hus
>and Mausolos;-and' whilst movt, ol
he proud temples and mighty public
vor ks ol hang li ty Koine lia ve. cn nu
lled jul o.dust, tint stein round tow
!r ol' otb?r days, on the Appian Way,
hat tells of the love of ber husband
of his dead Metella, yet stands to
vin the respect and admiration of
he world. Beautiful as ate these
nemorials of a love that lives beyond
he grave, and worthy as they are of
joiumendation, the work you ure now
mgaged in is, unless I misapprehend
.our purposes and motives, more sa
?red in its aims'and more patriotic in
ts objects. No keen sense of private
lereavement has caused you ro rear
:his shaft. The men' whom it com
nemorates were strangers to those
vhose pious hands had erected it. At
;he cai! of their country, and obey
ng the command of "Dut)r, that
?tern daughter of the voice of God,"
?hey left their peaceful homes jn the
rar South to fight on the historic
lelds of your grand old Common
ivealth, lor the faith of our fathers,
'or freedom and for our fatherland.
The feeling that inspired them was
,he same which has been so nobly ex
Dressed by a heroic votary and mar
tyr of Liberty, in those words which
should live forever in every heart
:hat is desirous or worthy of l'ree
lom : " That I simply offer my life
s of little import; but that I offer
t crowned as it is with all the flow
,;ry wreaths of. love, of friendship;
ind ot' joy-this is indeed a sacrifice
which can only be opposed to such a
[>rize-*-our country's freedom." These
men freely Offered their lives crown
id as many of them were with every
blessing that could make life attrac
tive, and they died in the vain effort,
b?t in blessed hope, to secure the lib
er^-of their country. They died far
iway fi om their home, amid stran
gers, with no kindred hands to alle
viate their pain, no tongue of devo
ted fiither. or loving mother or.tender
sister to cheer their journey through
the dark valley of death, and to
whisper those blessed .words that
tell of ?ter-nal peace beyond the
That the women of "Virginia min
istered with gentle hands upd kind
hearts to their wants, if they had
the opportunity of doing so, I feel
well assured, for I have not forgotten'
their pets of loving-kindness to my
men and to . myself; but the hands
nnd the voices that belong only to.
home were absent " in that supreme
moment when " on some fond breast
the parting soul relies," and this ab
sence gave to death its sharpest pang.
If then the men who rest under the
shadow of yonder shaft were strang
ers to yon, i ff hey were bound to you by
no ties of blood or of affection, why
have you, noble dartgbterB of a noble
State, c.red so kindlyfor their hum
ble graves? "Why do you honor their
(lust0. And why do yon seek to
fommemoi ate' their deeds and to per
petuate their fame by that etately
column, and to preserve their names
to future generhtio?s by engraving;
them on the enduring marble ? TJiese i
are the pregnant questions suggested I
by thissoene and 'this occasion, and ,
to answer them I am here to-day. !
To do this properly, my inspiration
must come from the memories of the '
past rather than the sad realities of
the present .or'the '. hopes .of the. fu
ture, and I shall fail altogether un
less their sacred memories wake a re
sponsive echo in your heart?. Am I
right then irjj taking it. for granted
that you honor the memory of thom
men because"- they fell i? a ci
which yoja believe jn-your souls
just; and tbatyou recognize then
belonging -torn?se " "blessed' mar
pf Liberty,'' **who ' in all "ages h
died for'their faith hud their fatl
land'? lt is only thns that I can
terpretthe solemn- ceremonies of
day, and it is only, ot? this inter]
tation tha+, I can be a nt exponen
your motives, your a?tk>ns,and y
feelings.' If you feel and,, know t
. these men and the tens of tbonsa
of their comrades who are resting
the bosom of the land they loVec
! well till the last trump, shall ro
.them, gave their lives for . a'ca
that was just, you do right to ho:
them.'It makes smalLdifference hf.
and it wrll make none at the last gr
day when theactions of all axe weij
ed in the impartial' seal es held by. 1
Almighty Rufer of the Univei
whether that cause was successful
earth br onsucc?ss.f?l. God does i
judge as man judges, and wa are 1
where told in the revelation of I
Holy Word that the just are to
rewarded in this 'world and the t
just punished-that trath'is here
prevail over falsehood, or that., ji^
is to overcome might. On the qc
trary,.we are expressly taught
the whole plan of .Christian redem
tion that this world .is bot one
probation to fit us for another ai
better; and history is frill of mela
choly examples to prove that mai
of the noblest causes that ever insp:
ed a people's hopes or invoked tin
arms, have been allowed to'sink a
parently forever, under the iron he
of despotism. Do not allow you
selves, my friends,, to.-be misled 1
that faire'teach?pg. fals? tbyour fait
to your country, and to your Go
which tells.yon, tn,at aa^yo.ar.ite?
has failed, the principles wnict ga1
light and life and truth-ttf that eau
are forever obliterated. . Any.hum?
undertaking, how-jost so?yer' it rps
be, may fall, . bat. settled principle
c?nnot die. A great truth, like tl
Godhead, .whence it emanated,..
eternal, and it must and will Hye-ti
the last syllable of recorded tim
The evil times upon which we ha\
fallen are prolific, of-these ! t?achinj
and dangerous heresies, and the pre."
in some portions of.this coantry offei
a ready and willing-channel'for tbej
dissemination. . Yon are told dari
thrungli thia medium that our oa'us
"was submitted to the arbitrament c
the sword; and that the verdict a^aini
which no appeal lies'has-been rer
dered in favor of our enemies.: ? Th
doctrine ie pernicious;'. und if w
fit in with it we sr iT ^'--t a? h?
roic'dead as wei l?as
tors,,aud cover all ;
? .;>.' - ?X ititi
the' wrongT": "Shalt
our cause has go
with*the funeral ; .
disaster has throw
the torture wrung a reu.i...-.
the truth from Galileo, did the cart!
cease to revolve on ils axis? Did th
waves that swept the ashes Ol' Hu*
to the sea. bury forever the troth lu
had proclaimed '?! When our Di vii/'
Master perished on the cross, did tin
doctrines for Wfti'-'h ho ?lied peris]
with him? We believe we have trail
on our side; let ns then assert am
maintain our faith, and God will ii
His own good time make it manifest
that we were right. If we wen
right. If we were wrcjiig in om
struggle, then was the Declai?tion o
Independence in '70 a terrible mis
take, and the r? volution to which il
leda p.lpable crime; Washingtor
should be stigmatized as traitor, and
Benedict Arnold canonized as patriot
If the principles which justified thf
first revolution were true in 177G
they were no less true in that of LSG]
The success of the former can add
not one jot or tittle to the abstract
truth ol' the principles which gave il
birtb>nor can thc- failure of the lat
t -r destroy one particle of those ever
living principles. If Washington wai
a patriot. T."e cannot have been a
rebel; i,' the grand enunciation oi
the truths of the Declaration of In
dependence made Jefferson immortal,
the observance of them cannot make
Davis a traitor. It has been urged
by our enemies that the Constitution
of the United States did not reog:
nize explicitly the right of secession;
but does that compact between sov
ereign States, which was enterod into
with such solemnity, forbid the exer
cise of this right, in any clause, di
rectly or by implication ? Does it
give to any of the parties to it the
right or the semblance of a right to
coerce the others? Does it permit
any State or States to wage a war ol
extermination on the others ? If it
does not, or rather did not, allow any
of th??se things, how comes it that we
are gathered here to-day around the
graves of Southern men who were
slain only because they believed that
the principles of 177G, which gaye
birth to our Republic, were equally
true in 18G1 ? It comes because the
people of the "North have never stud
ied and do not comprehend that Con
stitution about which they have rav
ed BO madly, because they have not
consulted the fathers of the Repub
lic ; because their great teachers
blind leaders of the blind-have ig
nored and often falsified the records
of the Convention of 1787, and have
led their deluded followers into that
downward end crooked path that
leads to the destruction.of the . Re
public, ami to the subversion of. con
stitutional liberty under republican
institutions in the new world.
But this is not the time nor the
place to discuss these grave qhestjons,
and they are touched on pnly as il
lustrations. If we believe that jus
tice was on our side, have we a right,
in the name of the dead who gave
their lives in. defence of the 8onth,
in the name of our children who are
to live in the land of their rath?ra, to
yield the principle for which .we
fought ? I know that it is the fash
ion now in certain quarters to tell ;
our people that these are dead issues,
and' that they should be put behind I
us as we'press on in that new -and.
glorious era which j bas dawned; on ''
Uie reconstructed South ; that we rtfust
turn from all that gave us. peace,
happiness,, prosperity, dignity, and
glory in the past j, that we must cease
to honor the men who- died tor ns,
&t m wi- ?J? *
while we place o?:the pedestals of i
our deposed, patripts the hase rene-1
gades who have 'sejld .their country',
thfc Benedict Arnolds o? the Soath ;
that we mast confess ourselves rebels '
and traitors ; in'a'word, tbatwe must;
forget and:fbrgiye.1 It is easy and 1
convenient?orthe^ictor or the soeil- !
er td cri?te this precept and to ?rrge '
his victim* io act upon it because 'of1
its 'divine' Origin.- iBut in itsapp?ica-'
tion to ns of the South, one impor
tant element of this injunction chat
carne from Him who spake as never
man spake, is omitted. What are
the words in which Christ promulga
ted to his followers, that sublime pre
cept which enjoins forgiveness tc
those who have wronged us ? " If thy
.brother trespass against thee, rebuke
him ; and if he repent, forgive him."
5ave our brethren who trespassed
against us repented ? If so,, we are
ordered to forgive ' them ; and God
iorbid that I should counsel hatred,
when . repentance &n? ?ruits meet for
repentance are ^manifested. If these
trespassing brethren will restore to us
as far as they can all of which they
have deprived us; if they will give
oe again peace, prosperity, happiness,
and liberty; if they will cease to
denounce us as rebels, and. will ac
knowledge that we were patriots who
fought bravely for' the blessings of
freedom; if the?y will do honor to the
men wt?om they have slain; if they'
will turn again to us, saying " we re
pent," then in God's holy name let.
ns'folfill promptly the commandment
of our Saviour and forgive them. Let
the victors in that, fratricidal war
which they have begun, follow the
injunction of Christ to repent, and
we, the. sufferers, will then heartily
forgive. We. are. told too that we
must forget as well as forgive. Ah !
my friends, this is. the hardest task
that could-be imposed on "hs, for I
know hot where that Lethean stream,
can be found,on earth where, waters
will bring to us that sweet oblivious
antidote chat will give to us blessed
forgetfulness of oursuiferings and our
wrongs. What- are we to forget ?
We are to forget that we are the sons
Of men who gave - their blood to es
tablish :be liberty of America, that
we have contributed our full share to
the genius, the glory, the fame, and
the success of that Republic which
ocfr fathers created ; that we were
onde the equals of the proudest iu
th?t Republic ; -that we were free
born men, and that now we are the
bondsmen of* a slave. If despair and
sorrow and humiliation at last teach
us to forget all these tilings, can we
ever foropfc WP. look unon the
Ul? Bt,:.j .. .
rav friends', we must forget all thia ii
we forget or -prove false tr> the prin
ciples Tor which we fought. . Fur my
self ti rue may instruct tue how to
forgive; it can never teach me tri
forget. Let me not be understood
while pleading earnestly and rever
ently for our rallen, cau.se. and for
the men who have so nobly sustained
it in victorv and in defeat, *s advo
cating anvthing inconsistent with
those obligation? we assumed when
we laid down our arms. Whatever
failli has been kept with us-and i1
has not been a stainless one-we must
allow no blot to reston our scutch
eon. No.charge of Punic faith inns!
tarnish our record. If weean leave
nothing else to our children, let us
at lea^t heqn atli to them a lair fame
and an unblemished honor. But while
w.e accept our defeat with the, conse
quence!: tlmt legitimately follow it,
it is our'right to justify our cause,
vindicate our motives, to honor our
dead. This is not only a right, but
is a sacred duty. We owe it io our
selves, to our childi?", to+b.- -, who
died in the effort to keep Uo free,
that we should cling with unshaken
fidelity to these principles which we
believe to be true. By no other
means under heaven can we main
tain our own fespec* or gain that bf
mankind. By n? other means can
we escape the doom that awaits the
conquered people who basely hag
their chains, who . forfeit their own
virtues in adopting the vices of their
conquerors, and who are willing to
barter freedom for gilded - servitude.
A people who cannot be made torfwget
in their bifndagc that liberty is their
heritage, are not apt io remair. slaves
forever. When the Norman overran
England, the sturdy Saxon preserved
his hardy virtues and England is to
day free. When Prussia was reduc
ed to the direst extremity, her peo
ple gave their gold and silver and
jewels in her defence, while'they were
themselves content to use iron money,
and iron plate.' History tells us how
nobly she redeemed her liberty, and
we have just seen her Unite the whole
German people under lier conquering
eagles in one grand German father
land. Three hundred years of vas
salage have not broken the spirit . ol
Irishmen, and Irish nationality and
Irish independence are still the dear
est hope of their hearts. Hungary
and Poland will not tamely acquiesce
in the decree that condemns them to
perpetual bondage, arid even in these
unhappy lands the cry still goes up
for freedom :
When some Heart indignant break?
Tb prove that still ahe>lives."
But what has' been the fate of the
peoples who have, proved themselves
unworthy of liberty and incapable of
struggling to majutain it ? Turn to
the.records ol' history, aiid, on every
page you can read the sad story . ot
ttieir,sbame, their degradation, their
ruin. For the Stat that sells her
birthright no day of; redemption cap.
ever dawn : . .
t. . VSheHbaltbc bought .
And sold, and be tm. appanage tu those
Who shall despise her. She shall ?toop
A province for an empire, petty town ;
In lieu, ot capital? with, slave? tor senates,
Beggars for nobles, pandera for a people;
Thy sons are in the lowestscale of being,
Slaves turn*d ever to tho-vantiulsiiod by
Despised by cowards for their greater ,
If we wish to escape this fate that
snrelycomes to every conquered people
who forget that they] once were -free,
we must prove ourselves worthy of
the liberty we pray for. If our faith
in the'justice''of Our* cause wa3 so
strong that we ventured life and all
that makes life desirable on the dread
issue of war, surely'we should ever
strive to justify ourselves in the eyes
of the world. Wilfiiistory vindicate
us if we condemn ourselves ? But rf
we stand manfully by the great prin
ciples for which we-fought, if we
prove that we are worthy of the
freedom for which we struck, we
shall not have fought in vain.1 We
can no longer defend our faith with
pur swords, but we can defend and
justify it by the great tribunal of his
tory, and posterity will do us justice.
Many faint-hearted have fallen by
the way-sjde, apostates^ a-cause of
which they were never worthy ; but
thank God, many are left who will
never bow the knee tq Baal. Ohief
among these faithful amongst the
faithless are the women of the South.
Such -women can never rear rene
gades. As long as they are spared
to instil into the hearts of our "chil
dren the sublime 'lessons of devoted
patriotism of which they are them
selves the brightest exemplars, we
need not despair of the redemption
of our country. They were the real
martyrs of the war, as they are its
saddest victims. But by a merciful
dispensation of Providence, nature
brings compensation for nearly every
sorrow, and this blessed Jaw will give
to them many and rich mercies for
the griefs they have borne. The
tender care with which they soothed
tue sufferings of the wounded and ill
soldiers of their country ie remem
bered in many a grateful heart, from
which daily prayers ascend to the
ihrone of Grace, invoking for them
every blessing that a merciful God
can bestow. And may we not hope
that even our' dead, whose memory
is so sacredly guarded, and whose
dust is ao reverently honored by these
noble women, look down with ap
proving love on the pious work of
their loving ha,nds? The conscious
ness of duty nobly performed to the
living and to the dead will bring to
them peace, if not happiness. Many
of them, through all the borders of
the desolate South, liku Rachel,
" weep for their children, and refuse
tobe comforted because they are not:" .
but let them remember the proud
words of a bereaved mother, who
even over the body of ber son could
exclaim :. "I would not give ray
dead son for any-living son in Christ- j
endom." . Nor is the death of a loved |
nnii n-lirt /......> .t)'
should go, accompanied by a solemn
procession, to th.- temple to offer the
usual sacrifices. It is related that on
one occasion the oxen for Hie chariot
ol'the priestess were wanting, when
her two sons, yoking themselves to
the chariot, drew their mother in tri
umph to the templo amid the plaudits
of the populace. The priestess, in
the pride of a mother's heart ar. this
act of filial devotion, supplicated th?;
gods to bestow on lier sons ?ha great
est good which could be given to
mortals. Ker prayers were answer
ed ; ber sons sank into a gentle sleep
in the temple itself, and thus peace-j
fully passed from life ta death, as ii
to show il;:ti tho greatest blessing
the gods i-ed?I -j run: tb man was to
shorten Lis days 0:1 .ari h. Our chit-'
dren ni iv ii.ive been taken too in !
mercy; and many of ns who' have|
asked of God thc choicest, blessing- j
on our sous, can feel, in all tha mor- j
tal agony that wring.- oar hearts, that I
God has beard our prayers," and has I
mercifully taken our sous, fresh from j
the patriotic fields where they hiid ?
down their rich young lives for their
country, to dwell with him in rf
blessed immortality. " I did notask
of .the gods," exclaimed A.. ' "ii.
when told of the death of-his sop.
".that my son should never die : I
only prayed that he might live virt
uously and die nobly." And if a
pagan father who bad not, as we
have, the blessed certainty of re-1
union beyond the grave, could utter
such a sentiment, surely th? Christian
lather need not grieve as one without
hope for the son wiio lived and died
for his country. Let this thought
console us for thc loss of our kindred
who have nobly died, and let us de
vote all our energies to the patriotic
duty of binding up the wounds of
our bleeding country. The Roman
Senate decried a triumph to one of
their heroic citizens, because, amid
the dangers that threatened his coun
try, he never despaired of the Re
public. The dangers that surround
qa may well appal the stoutest heart.
Hark 1 from the abyss a voice proceeds ;
A long, low distant murmur of dread
Snell as arises when a nation bleeds
From sonic deep immedicable wound."
From the heart of our people comes
up that " murmur of dread sound"
that tells of our prostrate country,
bleeding at every pore ; but it does
not become us to yield to despair.
If wo will but bc true to our princi
ples, to our fatherland, and to our
God, the future may bring us com
pensation for the past. I adjure you
then by .iii the glorious memories of
the past, by all the urgent duties of
the present, by all the dearest hopes
of tue future,.to dedicate yourselves
Lo the redemption of your country..1
Be faithful to the right; "do your,
duty and .leave the consequences to
God.'" In the. early annals of the
Saracens a story ?B told of the heroic
conduct of the mother of one of the'
Oaliplis who was besiegod in Mecca.
" When he perceived himself forsaken
on all sides," says the historia", " he
went to his "mother and said to her,
?.Oh, mother! the people, and even
my own children, have deserted me.
My enemies-are ready to give to rae, |
if I will submit, whatever I can de- !
sire in this world. What do you ;
advise me to do ?' ' Son,' said she, '
' j u?ge' for yourself, li, as y--u pre-'
tend to be, yo? know that yon are*in
the right,' persevere, for vow friends
have'died for the sake of it. But if
thou chobsest the present world, alas !
bad servant ! thou hast destroyed
thyself "Jarid those that -were' kjjled
for thee." And if thou sayest,' c I
' stc-od to the truth,' but when my
friends declined I was weakened ;'
this is neither, the pa& of'an ingenu
ous nor a religious man. And ho?:
long CAD you continue in this world?
Death, is more eligible.'" He took
the advice of his mother, and leaving
off his armor, so as to meet death
the more surely, he sallied forth and .
gave his life for the cause he believed
to be true. Ceuturies haye rolled by
since thc brave words uttered by that'
noble woman were spoken, .but they
are as true and as applicable to-day j
as they were a thousand -years ago.
" Judge for yourself. If, as you pre- j
tend to be, you know that you are in
the right, persevere in it, for your
friends.have died for the sake of it."
Sublime sentiments, clothed in
glorious language ! They inculcate
the leeson which the women of the
South should, for all generations to
come*instil into the hearts of their
children; Let them teach their off
spri ig that their fathers ware in ihe
right, that they were inspired by as
holy a zeal as ever fired the heart? o'f*
patriots ; that they fouglit Ur"a cause
as just as ever nerved the arms of
freemen ; and that though that cause
has gone down in disaster, in ruin,
in blood, the principles which, gave
it life will live forever 'to reassert
themselves at some future day.
We may not live to see that auspi
cious day ; we may never see tue
triumph of those principles ; but tri
umph they must, or civil liberty and
republican institutions must perish.
May God, in His infinite mercy, soon
restore and long preserve to us the'
inestimable, blessings we have lost.
But until it pleases Him td*do so, our
duty is plain. It is to vindicate ihe
motives that actuated us;, to justify
our conduct before the world ; to lift
up our prostrate country from tue
dust; and to hold in perpetual rever
ence and honor the men who gave
their lives for that country. If. we
devote ourselves to these duties
steadily, hopefully, deliverance will
surely come; not to us,-perhaps,, but
to our children, who will tuen "rise
up and call us blessed-."
.'Heart! do not burst and break,
Beneath the oppressor's rod :
Tho Lord will njr?t thy cause,
Fur Ile is Freedom's God/'
What " Caesar" Himself Says.
The New York Herald tells that a
uicuc-i ?J? me uuiee ui tue rresident
are quite as much as one. man can ar
read to. and a good deal more than 1
rind agreeable. It is pretty ..weil
known that 1 reluctantly consented
to give up my commission*as general,
sven when the sccess ot' the Repub
lican patty was assured*; but. hav
ing accepted the nomination, I was
bound to stand by it. The second
nomination was equally unsought.'
though I freely told my friends I
thought the party owed me a vindica
tion for having imposed witto the of
fice rlie aspersions df their polirai
enemies: I didn't bargain for that-,
and thought the charges reflected
?gore justly upon the party for hair
ing made the mistake. I was per
Featly sa-i-li-d what the result would
be" n't Phil ulelphia, as 1 was of what
Would follow in November. Tt was
itone of i*iy -Business except to iiccepi
dr decline a privilege I ?tnow'sotoe
of our friends would be glad to have.
Let me see : this is August-March
to Au Mist is live months, and now
the newspapers aro anxious to know
ii* I f?ii to serve a third term when
the second is hardly begun. The. way
Coimies:-! bas treated all ol* my re
commendations doesn't make me ap
pe r either influential or dangerous.
I oft mi think of Lincoln's answer to
flie import?nate .applicants for army
honora-'I haven't any influence with
this adiiiifiistratioiij rmy friend ; yon
wi I li;.ve to appeal to Congress/ Ii
the newspapers want to know wheth-.
er I will be renominated, '.v!iyxdon't
they qui/, the patty that elected me?"
" Why don's you silence this squab
ble by announcing ymir inteutivn to
retire, io private life ul the end ol' thc
term ?" asked one of the company,
jokingly. The President promptly
answers! : You forget the fate ot
Colfax. Will it not be time enough
to refuse when the refusal is at my
CARPET-BAG STATE DEBTS.-It is
a healthy sign that the press of the
North is beginning to recognize and
proclaim the fact that something
must be done about the huge debts
which have been saddled upon the
Southern States by the carpet1 bag
governments which were created and.
sustained by the Federal authority as
its chosen instruments of reconstruc
tion. The views of several leading
journals on this subject, which we
reprod?ce elsewhere, are Full of in
terest ?of our people. The article
from the New York Times, on the
proposition that the General Govern
ment should' h lp out the ' South by
shouldei;irig her debts, is especially
note-Worthy, and reads very .much
like a " feeler." It is certainly a
new thing to hear the Times discuss-,
ing measures of mercy .and mod?ra
tion towards the '.' Southern rebels"
in any other, tone than, that of the
bitterest denunciation. In spite of
the objections of the. Times, there-is.
an intrinsic equity in the proposed
scheme. The great bulk of; the car:
pet-bag debts were never.autborized j
by. the Southern people, in- whose j
name they were contracted. They j
ar? debts for^ whioh no equivalent
consideration has ever be .rn received.
If paid at all, they ought to be j rid
by the principal frbnv whom the
agents who contracted them derived''
thoir autnority. That principal is
pone other than " the .best Govern
ment the world ever saw."-Charles
Ex-Pwsh?eul Davis. 'fy.
This distinguished head", of thc
'late Southern Confederacy is an h?h;
est man.' H? utters what his feelings
dictate." 'He has nor been metamor
phosed jn principle because" the'cause
of the:"South ended disastrously tc
Southern- independence. *5e cohten'd
' ed for a* principle that he believed tr
I be right, and which .he still believes
j'to be just,and he has the honesty
and manhood to stand up -and pro
claim it. We' admire Iiis 'sincerity,
1 his inflexible integrity, and his Bo
man'sternn&ss. , Il Mr:-Davis desires
to express the hope that'the South
may, some day,- regain what it has
'lost, let him" express ?that-hopej-^and
I let the North ..howl over the expr?s*
sion as much as it pleases ; it.will do
the Sooth- no harm. It is all cant,
fuss, and'fustian, to.'talk' about 'Mr.
Davis' exoressions injuring ' the peo^
pie Of th! South by the inflnence they
will have at the North. We haVe no
sympathy of patience with any stifch
fears; How are we to be, effected by
tbem ? Will they cause another war ?
Will they cause another re-constf uc
tion, or will they cause- general con
fiscation ? Are the Southern - people
to be visited with a. new .punishment
every time Mr. Davis opens his mouth?
Must they be held responsible because
Mr. Davis will.not bow .the knee to
Baal ? If not, why should his utter
ances at the White Sulphur Springs
cause so many journalists to have
such-dreadful apprehensious of their
political effect? What does the South
expect from the North.in the way of
relief for its political troubles, that
Mr. Davie' remarks will preveut ?> Is
not the cause of all our ?IIB even be
yond the Teach-'of the Northern-peo
ple, unless they undo that which- they
have incorporated -into the 'Federal,
Constitution? Then why harp abbut
exasperating the' North by a r?f?r
ence to the history of the past.'' Mr.
Davis' remarks have no political sig-'
nificance. They only exemplify'?he
feelings and character ht a private,
individual, who has no authority to
speak for any one - but. hiioself," and
who cannot even represent himself at
the ballot-box. Mr. Davis has as
much right to express his views as
any other man, and it is un1, nd and
ungenerous irv the Southern psopleto
atterript to stifle him in the expres
sion ?rt his - honest convictions, and
even to taunt him '-with his manage
ment of the late Confederacy, inip?
ring to him, hi a 'measure, the cause
of its failure. Every one is acquaint
ed with hi3'great sufferings since the
en ITPIIH'-.I' anr] fliA U?.^>io TV????- -..
boen consistent,' dignified and honor
able, and thc, name of Jefferson Da
vis will be admired .and respected as
lung as the cause of right and justice
has a lodgment in the human breast.
-Kingstree Stan '
Brevities ?inj Levities,
%Sgr Seena in court-: Judge-44 Have
you anything to ofter to the con rt before
sentence i?? passed on you?" Prisoner
'. Xn, Jndge; T had ten dollars, but my
pty ? New EngTahd newspaper say*,
that Gen. .Butler will ho eannniz. d jit
history. If he w-ere to bc shot jiunized
by rho police during the dog days, it
would serve him better. .
?'.*' An Athens man rebuked a friend
wiio piously wished all the " d-n Yan
k'-i'sin hell,*' hy remarking: " ForGod's
'Silke leave enough to run a circus."
>.0"*Tlu; mo?.? wide-spread case ol
liver complaint on record ls in a house
oil Pine street,, where' thirty boarder*
have it. . But it is cheaper than odie:
. ffl?r* A n old traveler tells a pretty louth
story about libing lost in thc woods with
Ids doir. where he could lind untiling h
oat. and had to cut off the doti's tail,
which ltd boiled for himself, and after
wards gave the dog'thebono! .Wo would
rather borrow ii hundred dollars than
believe lhat story.
Why is asolar eelipse like a wo
man whipping her boy? Because it's
hiding of dm sun.
.?air-A Hibernian Senator, speaking
nf miMcfo; said: "The only way to
stop ii is to make ita capital offence,
punishable with death."
. Five women have applied for
seats in- the Graphic balloon. Four of
them.had husbands who wore anxious
for them to go up.
Jtry In Burlington, Iowa, there is a
lady six feet seven and a half inches in
stature and still growing, and she is said
to possess two of the towering virtues
beauty and wealth
?fjff A clergyman at tho examination
of the young scholars of his Sunday
school put the following question : 44 Why
did the people of Israel set up rt golden
calf?" 44 Beran s? they had not money
to setup an ox," was the reply of a little
chap, who took a dollars and cents view
of the matter.
fiSF A town in Texas was recently
visited by a clergyman for the first time
in its history, and the hospitable inhabi
tants proposed getting up afliorse race
for bis entertainment. .
.t^- A sign on a? ealing Hons* on thc
New Jersey Railway saj-s : Coffee and
Eggs, fresh laid by Mary .Tones."
j '&irr A woman hung herself-in Mil-'
waukee because. 44 whiskey .didn't-taste
like it,used to." -. . ^
jjai"?Mrs. Partington thinks that-tlie
groeors ought to biro a music-teacher to
teach thom tho scales correctly. --. wi
fh thc olden rimear when' a m a?
ilad ?lawsnit; ho nBodto*lrVa mwyer;
now hu* bas to hi re a judge.- *% * ' ' T t
3?r*T- 'Oiice a careless' mau went W tho
cellar and" stuck' rh> candle in what he
th on gilt waV? ke^' ofWack samt;*He
sat near it.'drinkin^id?^'-u'nr?lth?'^tai^
'die bumed low; nearer and ne*reH?go$,
to the black sand ; near and rrear?r'Vlntil
at last the-blaze reached tho brack simd,
and-as it was norning elfeovbtft -s?nd,
nothing happened . ^
??r ? dry goods clerk went to see his
girl tho other nL,ht and gpt fighting mad
at h?r becausqho found .two warm places
on tho sola. The green-eyed monster
has full possession of that
Frnm the Ai ken -h mrnaL \ . ? - -
Aiken and'?pairanUor?.R^d- ?.
? ,?PAP.TA*BrBG,-?>. 0., Au?.-rvl.S73:'
;'E..'?. C. Wooi, Ej&jgffi^jBS^
favor of the' 1st inst *) came t? t?ii?? fry fts>
?i?ht'&^ail. I am glad "yon h'ny?tjd??feti
yqur;.ftiteritiqn jto th is plac? ; for ' .?
decidedly in[ favor of malting the* eoctfec
tion of, which you speakb?t'-rli?p^ft"
of laurens are looking to'a connection
with Greenville.v Whilst.' 'th?-y vit?' lock
ing in that dhectiou, we " heed n'?t.?xp?c;
any help frpm that quarter; 'but; should
,they tie-disappointed in that cnl?rpsi?% J
am aaaiued, by some .of t.ne. Ica'dinS.'cijfci
zena of that county, .that they woola'^id
ly unite with a liberal : subscription Ho
make thia Connection,' .W?; ol Spa^fc
iiurg, are.now loo&ugforwar<3i with strong
hopes to ? western" extension,' ravAs1i'e
ville* orth .Carpji na. I 'have IAWf?t -
.ed the various comities 'in -2?ortK]^dnh;i
through which t\U line will ^pasS^Toey
;ai?.aflv? foi;?th? .road, and "wm ?ubs^fib".
liberally, m county bonds'.' .?
'. We have a meeting of'the ^cor^drl??rs
ol' Asheville on the 23d.of .this uYdnft,
which I muska.ttend. My time ??ed'&ueli
occupied at present .jhat I ?n?oti>|#'to'
Abbeville. Our 'court is no'w t''in; s?ss?on.
which will prevent a delegation from *
and, perhaps, thc -friends .of. Fort'''1
and Augusta would not '^oirevt*:
shonld be. there. wouli^oM^rowj
oostacies.in the. way ot'sfiep
if I could. ,,But.I SFJSBfl
burg & Aiken Road, woiuab?
for yourjsecuon'iind for the'ci ty "
leston,3nd,.in fact, for the' whoigS
When.we build,.tie road /rom ffefe.Vro
Asheville, Nor?h. Caroilna^wh^jltave*
no doubt will be done-you uuTl'oe' gunai
! .direct comm unicafidn with th'egrea^e?m,
?.stock and provision country oPihe^ we^tV
The link from here to A^hv^Il?;w?rary*74
miles; ffrom there to Wolf Cree?^;tod
two-thirds of-the. grading'is- done^hn^is
section from Wolf Creek .to J^coistown,
on the East lanneaeee &, Virginia Rai 1
road. 42 miles of the road. is complete^
j.and running regular traine, irori^M&ns-'
.toWn-to ..Curnr^laud^^p.^ \ol" D^earis
expected to be corapletejjr^by the time "we
can ?reach Afhville.; The*" distance Jrom
Morristown to Spaxtanburg io .159".miles,
and from ?partaaburg- to- Aiken 1 suppose
about 100 indes.--'Thedista-a?e jjom.-'j^iix-.
-ville to >Anriesson-*ib . IQS^?e?r^wB?flt ie
? only about 04' miles shorter tlian -from
Morristown to Aiken-rasd 1 .suppose it
musL be mora thaA ?64 miles -from Ander
son to Aiken.- As to . the .Sassafras Gap
I know nothing ; ;bufc -it n>-'st. be .farther
tann this route. . Bat an imporiaut ^id
vantage y on- would have by this- connec
tion f Yon tap the Air Line f?a?road. at
this point, only 74 miks ?rom Charlotte,
North Carolina, ?ad on' a direct line to all
'tiie Northern cities.- By .this connection
yon would ' have i he advantage oft the. great
coiHnereiat wtiee of the- Sortk*na-the
granaries' of tho West.- The mountain
counties of North Carolina-ali'ordingjone
of the best summer -climates in the World
-from which you can get all the moun
tain product fresh and sound, and a far
better quality . of iay than is generally
! ~.'U'J ' . '.OiKl il?'.di? ?tir
, ... ACOOI/ tne opportunity to com
pete. Charleston is our own city. I wish
to seo hei prosper ; but I believe the build
ing of the Spartanbarg & Aiken Road,
running a? it . would through . 100 miles
of the nest cottou growing lands in South
Carolina) would add to the business of the
S uah Carolina Railroad and the City ot
Charleston. It ?would develop the re
, sources of the whole line, and so increase
th..- products by incre ased facilities of trav
el and transportation, that all the roads
would-be greatly Leiiefited, and general
prosperity a^ong the .people.
. Another great advantage thc Spartan
buig oe Ashville road across the mountains
wilLhave over any route yet surveyed
the grades going io Ashville no where
over 10 fee) to rae mile, except,two short
.S'-ctions of about two and a, half miles,
: which i.> ?? fee;... But no grade from Ash
ville to ripurtanburg .over forty k-et.foihe
mile. This will make the expenses qf.op
eiuting much les&Jjban on high grades and
heavy curvature; and to that extent will
erial>l? th' Company* fo cheapen freight. .
I sen Ky a table irjf distaners, in the re
port of the Blue Ridge Railroad Compa
ny, in 165S that the distance from Aiken
to iiew Market is 50 miles ; . from , that
place to Anderson, 45 miles, total distance,
95 miles: add this to the .distance,from
Anderson to Knoxville. 165 you -?ave
290 mile* against 259,-the supposed dis
tance fri m Morristown to Aiken.
1 assure you we desire the connection,
.and hop?- hereafter to see the ball poi in
?notion. .?. , -- r?-f
Vours truly, . -
H?LL ON EATITH.-On Sunday-last,
thc 24th instant, we are. informed
that a colored woman, .reaidingjipon
the premises .of Mr. Anthony Jones,
six miles from."this place, left her
children at boma, and that-soon tfter
one of her sisters ,,Tas attracted to
the house by a scream from olie of
thc children, ?p?n reaching the
spot a colored man named Tom Jones,
H.notorious Outlaw, who, lived itijout
a half mile distant ?.oin jgx. JjOQes',
sprang out of the window, and ran
off. The woman examined, the
screaming cbildy only three yeaw-old,
a mere baby, and discovered '-fo-fcer
utter horror and dismay that tlrtide
inon Jones had 'attempted' to- violate
it? person.- The poor Tittle creature
waa severely torn and injured. These
particulars wo'received ?rom:. ths
mouth of the %rand-mother of i;hs
child. The diabolical mi6or?iit?t. who
p^rpetratpd the outrtt'^e nae nei> been
arrested up to' t?is" wriiirc-^Trae
-1 ?im?? ?-- '
HORRIBLE GRIME IN IowA.~-The
Dubuque Herald publish es ? lengthy
account of a horrible crime that has
come, to light ia Northern Iowa-An
drew, the County seat of Jackson^ A
minister; who olaitas'ferbe a Lutheran,
in charg?; of an Orphan semicfttry in
j tl??t town, w^s detected '"irr \h?*i?pe
or d'e??ucti?n o? avy'oun^ girl of ?gnt
or nine years.-of age, ^The victims
of Schueller'8 perfidy, as far aa can be
ascertained at -present, are six little
girls,*rangi?g.''i?oa,-*i?i?rt|e jAburteea '
years of ag?,?r-fichuelieryiba*man of
?fine personal, appearance, of fcarc^ly
1 medtujin height.vheavy btrilt, and has
'dork ?pmj??iri?n; withf ^b8sy:hiick
.hais,, 'flowing Jbeard, '.rivaling" Jjtxb '
raven's wing",'in hue,. a_cIea^-shLayen
upper lip, a nose rather -he?^l^p
-proaching the aquiline, an4--sba*p,
laughing, black ? eyes, M He' is a jnan
and great ~nattrra^ ?bihti. All re
it that SchVeire^ia^ ftc^y?