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VOL II V . ... NO.31.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1, 1866.
EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING,
At Newberry C. H.,
By THOS. F. & R. H. GREJREE,
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tion. Marriage notices, Funeral mvitations
Obituaries, and Communications of a personal
characier are charged as advertisements.
Immigration in Virginia.
The people of Virginia are looking to
foreign immigration for the development
of the agricultural and mineral resources
of that commonwealth. To this end, the
late Legislature chartered 'The Virgi
nia Immigration Society," and about
$70,000 have already been subscribed to
the capital stock of the Association,in real
estite, which is assessed at about one
half its value before the war. The plan
of the association is, to receive subscrip
tions either in land or money. If in land,
its value is fixed by referees-each sub
scriber receiving for his land a certificate
of stock equal to the appraised value of
the land. Money subscribers receive a
certificate of stock, on the payment of
their subscriptions, which makes them
joint owners of the lands owned by the
society ; the prospective value of all the
stock being dependent upon the appre
ciation of the present value of the lands,
resulting from their settlement and im
provement by colonists to be secured by
the society. An agent is about to' sail
for Europe, and negotiations have already
been made with a number of Scotch
families, who have sailed from that
country to take possession of some of the
land which has been placed under the con
trol of the Society. The theory of the So
ciety is that with pi oper management,
and by holding out sufficient inducements
to immigrants to settle on the lands in
question, their market value will be
doubled in the course of a few years.
For undertaking these operations in be
half of the landowners, the Society
charges such fees as it is believed would
make the investment remunerative if
there were no other source of profit in
the enhanced value of the land, in which
the Society also shares, and which con
stitutes its capital stock.
It is claimed that the stock subscrip
tions in money will constitute one of the
safest and most judicious modes of buy
ing lands in Virginma, and it is the inten
tion of the Soc'ety rnt to allow the
amount of money subscriptions to ex
ceed the sum absolutely required for
carrying out the objects in view.
The capital stock of the Society, as au
thorized by its charter, is three hundred
thousand dollars, but it has the further
privilege of holding, in addition to this,
-five thousand acres of land, and as this
will be retained at,. po'ints suitable for~
villages and factories, it is assumed that
the actual authorized capital of the So'.
ciety is about half a million of dollars.
Already two villages have been laid off;
one on~the line of the Orange and Aler
andria Railroad, and another adjacent to
the James River Canal.
We have thus presented the p14 of
this Virginia Association, not for the puIr'
Spose of endorsing its details-though
they appear to be~feasible and safe-but
to urge upon our Georgia readers the mm
portance of some well defined policy in
reference to immigration. We are con
stantly receiving letters from parties who
complain of their disgust with planting
under the new system, and express their
desire to sell out, but money is so scarce
in this country -that it is evident that
they must look to the North or to Eu
rope for buyers.
Northern and European buyers do not
generally want large tracts of land, nor
are they properly advised of the real con
dition of things at the South, and of the
advantages of this section over the great
West, to which the tide of emigration
has so long tended. We know of no
proper effort being made to secure buy
ers or tenants from abroad. A few emi
grants have been brought here, to work
as laborers, but we have no faith in such
a system. We must give up the old
gang system, and lease or sell small tracts
to those who will become permanent
settlers. Hundreds of our farmers are
willing to divide up their farms, but they
do not knowv how to secure the tenants
or purchasers. This must be done by
some such means as that adopted in Vir
ginia. Louisiana has adopted a similar
plan, and we believe an agent is now on
his way to Burope. The ignorance and
prejudice which exist concerning the
climate and society and soil of the South
will prevent for years su~ch accessions to
our population as are requisite for the
successful cultivation and development
of the country. Men of intelligence must
be sent abroad-European residents
among us should accompany them-with
definite offers from land-holders, either
as individuals or societies, with maps of
districts in which lands are located, and
all the facts necessary to a full negotia
tion. In tis way good settlers may be
obtained-a very different class from the
paupers and prison birds who are sent to
us in emigrant ships.
We urge this subject Lipon the atter
tion of our planting friends. The ex
pense to be incurred will usually render
association of means necessary, though
we believe that any man owning one or
two thousand acres of land, who will di
vide it into alternate sections of twenty
five and fifty acres each, and spend two
thousand dQllars in visiting or sending to
Europe to negotiate sales or leases, will
find, in the increase value of the reserved
sections, a better investment, at the end
of two years, than he ever made in grow
THE STATE OF THE CoUNTRY.-The
country has reached a fearful state of
demoralization and disorganization. We
scarcely open an exchange that does not
bear on its pages the record of some crime.
Murder, robbery, arson,' burglary, and
other crimes not less heinous, are terribly
prevalent throughout the land, and so
ciety is more unhinged and demoralized
than, we presume, at any former -period
of her history. It is true, that war,
especially civil war, almost always demor
alizes the people, but we were not pre
pared for such a general decline in virtue
and morality as the country now presents
in every section.
Not only have we crime in its most re
volting form,but we have other indications
of the sad change to which we refer. The
party organs of the radicals deal in
nothing but abuse of those opposed to
them, no matter how elevated their
position, and this foul language and
studied misrepresentation furnish daily
reading for hundreds of thousands
throughout the land. Forney's Chronicle,
his Press, the Tribnne and other sheets
are filled constantly with abuse 'of the
President and all who support him; and
to cap the climax, here comes a so-called
Governor of a State in an official despatch,
with terms of Bilingsgate applied to the
'Chief Magistrate of the land, that would
shock the coarsest mind in the country.
The civilized world will read this despatch
with unmitigated disgust, and will form a
fair estimate of the character of a man
who could use such language.
But these are all signs that our country
is passing through on ordeal that will
try her people as with fire. God is
doubtless permitting her to be 'thus
temporarily afflicted, humiliated and
scourged for some wise purpose in His
good Providence, and, if this season of
correction from His hand should fail to
arouse the good and the true of all sects,
creeds and denominations tp the work of
regeneration, we fear for the future of the
United States. Let all, thou, go to work,
and show th'eir faith by their works, in
doing their full share in purging the land
from corruption, whether it be ini her
high places or among the ordinary classes
The rising generation requires this at
our hands, for, if we neglect it, the future
citizens of the country will be badly
fitted for their duties and responsibilities.
MISCEGENATION IN WIscoNsiN.-Last
Friday, the usual quietness of our Main
street was suddenly disturbed by the ar
rival of two colored gentlemen from Lake
Mills, with a white woman hanging on
the arm of each. One couple was war
ried, and accompanied the other for the
purpose of being present at their bridal.
Judging from the appeargnce of the un
married couple, as they marched up
through the streets, we should think, on
this occasion at least, true love really ran
smooth. They at once proceeded to the
justice's office, followed by a crowd anx
ious to witness the ceremony, at which
the woman seemed surprised, and in
quired the reason of it,- saying~ that when
she married her first husband there were
not so many present. Squire Ducasse
gave them a few words of advice, and de
clined the honor of tying the knot, when
the woman declared she would not marry
a white man if she had to travel 1,000
miles, at the same time tapping the eb
ony cheek of her betrothed, and he ap
provinglvy uncovered his ivories. After
several fruitless attempts to procure the
services of some proper individual, they
left, saying something about this being
a Copperhead town.
[Watertown (Wis.) Republican.
There is a legend that one day a wo
man went to Brigham Young for coun
sel touching some alleged oppression by
an officer of the church. Brigham, like
a true politician assumed to know her,
but when it became necessary to record
her case, hesitated and said : "Let me
see, sister-I forgot your name." "My
name," was the indignant reply, "why,
I am your wife!" "When did I marry
you ?" The woman informed the "Presi
dent," who referred to an account book
in his desk, and then said: "Well, I be
lieve you are right, I knew your face
was familiar !"
Mrs. Thomas, of Troy, N. Y., went to a
barrel for rain water and found the dead
body of her little sn, two yers old.
THE WEATHER.-Our readers must
have noticed in our tehgraphic reports
from the North extraordinary accounts of
fatality from heat. Is many places
mechanics have been ebliged to cease
work because of the oppressiveness of the
weather; while drivers of street cars and
other vehicles are said to carry buckets
of water and a sponge to cool their pant
ing beasts. In Congress, the Senate
were compelled to adje.in from the same
affliction. If they are unable to endure
a few degrees of heat here below, what
will they do further down, when they
have the Devil for a presiding officer, a
temperature no thermometer can ever
mark, and nothing to drirk but fire-juleps
and brimstone-cobblers ? It's comfortably
warm in the South, but, Heaven be
praised, we are not so near perdition as
The season and its complaints reminds
us of an old Dutchman, who with his
son Hans drove into Cincinnati from the
country, for the first time, on a summer's
noon. The old gentleman was bare-footed,
and seeing a three-cent piece on the
pavement, he stopped his cart and jumped
out to appropriate the prize. No sooner
had he touched the curb-stone, however,
than he sprang back with an affrighted
look,- exclaiming : "Mine Cott ! Hans,
trive on; Hell is only von mile avay 1"
The Rumpers of Congress- are just now
in pretty nearly the same predicament.
Speaking of the prevalence of suicide and
insanity among the negroes since they
have bee. emancipated, the Mobile Tri
bune makes the following sensible re
marks about Cuffee :
He worked much less than the white
slave of Europe, and he danced, and sung,
and was joyful all the time. It was bet
ter music than Jenny Lind made, to lisr
ten to his hearty songs on steamboat or
plantation. We have enjoyed that music
more than any that we have heard in the
The negro does not sing now. His
harp is hung on the willow.. He now
has responsibilities. He is his own mas
ter and is not equal to the responsibility,
and goes off occasionally and drowns him
self, or gets rid of his responsibility in
some other way. His life is not of much
value to him.
Just one little illustration. The wri
ter of this had a right to several good
negroes, two of whom he especially re
spected, and when 'the town was occu
pied by the Federals, these two "chat
tels," as the Yankees called them, went
away to help, themselves in the glorious
condition to which they had been invi
.ted. They are both dead now. They
might have lived twenty years longer
and been useful and respected. They
are dead; and they died of freedom.
Thad. Stevens and men of his kidney are
responsible for thieir premature deaths.
A Mississippi pe.'r has the following:
"The false calves are rendered necessary
by the new style of 'tilting hoops' which
go very far towards exposing what was
before only dreamed of, or existed only
in imagination. In the language of an
"These calves are not a fleeting show,
For man's illusion given:
They're filled with bran, or stuffed with tow,
And swell about a foot or so,
And look first rate, by heaven. "
[The false bosoms are made of fine
wire, in the shape of a bird's nest, with
a small spring to them, and really look
and feel quite natural. The plumpers
are fastened to the teeth in such a man
ner as to make the face look round -and
plump, and are calculated to deceive the
unsuspecting. Young gentlemen need
have no fears as regards the, ladies in
this section-they are all right, and need
no artificial "fixins ;" but we do advise
them never to marry a Yankee girl with
out a full investigation.
A Northern paper discusses the pro
bability of a war in 1868, between the
democrats and radicals, from the result
of the Presidential election.
Gentlemen, don't fight ! If you do,
count us out. We can't shoot-we can't
bite a cartridge-our health's awful bad ;
we limp ; we stammer ; we're goin' blind ;
we're deaf; we're pot b-'d and sway
backed; our livers don't work ; our heart's
diseased ; we have a 'mighty ailen in our
inards' that doctors can't tell anything,
about ; we can't look at blood withor.it
faintin.' We can't die a hero, all in a
fuss'-nary time, we can't: and, in the
language of an illustrious conscript, 'we'd
ruther be hung, any way, than die for
Another War ! 0, cracky I Rats to y'r
holes ! Lie down ! grab a -Government
contract of some sort, if it's to make
There has been asudden change in the
weather at the North. On the 18th in
'stant the mercury stood at about 100
in New York. On the 20th instant, fires
were kept up in the cars of the Northern
Raitroad of New Hampshire for the cemn
"Hot" by Not Cockles.
Oh! aint it hot?
Hot! I should think so ; hot as
Stop, stop! Don't talk of foreign
countries. But look at me; see me melt
ing away in streams, and no one to tell
my friends. Won't some one dam these
waters of perspiration?
You melting, is it? Just feel o' me ;
coat soaked into my shoulders; pants
melted into my loins, and my wrists and
ankles-oh dash it. Bless you, dear boy!
another bucket here between my eyes.
0, don't I wish I was souse, or pickle, or
Here's my hand on those sentiments.
No ! take it away ; it sticks, and get a
little out o' leeward; you shut off all the
wind. Trouble you for my fan. Oh, ex
cuse me, you're using it. Hold my um
brella, I'm tired.
If you'd taken a bath, you wouldn't
Bath? bah ! I've been in all day.
Well, don't you walk as if to your fu
Stub goes my toe, down goes my hat;
here ! little boy, pick it up for a cent, if
I can get this sticky hand in my pocket.
Look here ! old fellow, keep your con
founded croton off my clean hose. Oh,
dear! there's a dog run over, too tired
to get out o'.the way. Driver, stop whip
ping those horses. So, So! If it wasn't
so hot, you'd make me mind my busi
ness, eh ?
There, you're getting warm again.
Come and take a soda. I'll have anoth
er, not so sweet, and a ltttle more ice.
Hullo ! here's Pat. Nice day; Pat? Nice
and cule yer honor, barrin the hate, plaze
God! How hot is it, Pat? Ninety de
graze above,: sur! Above what, Pat ?
Above the thurmomytur, av coorse.
Little soda, Pat? Niver take it in me
whiskey. What, whiskey this weather?
Yis, yer honor, it gives me strength to
endure the hate. Here's hoping yer a
thinking of Pat in yer drink, who's niver
so bate, by the cowld or the -hate, but a
nate whiskey straight inlivens his pate,
and sets his two peepers a blinkin.
Let's go ; it's only a block home.
Only a block; why, a yard will finish
me. See how my face pores; it's as oily
as an olive. Hadn't I better dip it in wa
ter to preserve the features?
No use! they won't mix. Hoorayl
there's a rain cloud.
And now it's gt e, with only a sprin
kle ; and here we are hotter than ever.
Did you hear of little Lassy-Tude, who
took off her stay, yesterday, to find her
waist wasted away with the heat, and
her poor little feet, anacstomed to use,
run away in her shoes. There's the sky
plastered all over with hot yellow haze,
and the sun feeding away on nitro-glyce
rin to get hotter. The firmament (double
stitched round the horizon, with not as
much room to ~let air under as a boy
would find under a circus-tent), fairly
drags down fits, and tortures like an oil
silk shirt or a patent-leather boot. I
seem to be standing in.a frying pan, with
pitch-hot. calcium lights playing on my
pbiz. Then, won't I be a putty dish.
Why don't you put a cabbage leaf in
your hat and some cold steel in your
I prefer ice sandwiches in,my mo
two pieces.of ice with"another piece e
tween-isn't that, a contrast to fried hot
But I'd like to be a bandy-legged ur
chin in naturalis .
Some dry nurse would put you in
woolen and smother ,you .in pillows, or
her auld Reekle bosomi.
Hei-e's boy 'with extra; cholera, did you.
say ? Well, I can't leave town, so lazy'd
catch me 'fore 'd get out.
How-long think I'm going to stand in
this blasted sun talking; I'm no salaman
der wot lik'es-frying like fire like insu
rance buildings. It's too all-fired hot.
A man in Pennsylvania was recently
sued for a breach &f promise of marriage.
The chief points in defence were that the
young lady weighed 285 pounds, and
that it was coming warm weather! The
grumbling rascal ; 285 pounds! Why
if the girl had weighed a tun, he should
have hitched to her after passing his
word. What's 285 pounds of wife
think of Brigham Young-he counts up
an aggregate of 28,564 pounds of wife,
and at last accounts he was still adding
to- tne stock. Don't be chicken-hearted,
son of the Keystone State-what's a few
pounds of fat when happiness is at
stake ? Marry the fat girl, -and then you
can spend your years of wedded bliss in
experiments to reduce her corporosity.
CHEwns.-An exchange says that a
young lady in Indiana chews a quire of
fools-cap paper, on an average, per week.
She acquired the foolish habit while at
school, and now finds it impossible to
break from it
We would suggest a visit to a paper
mill, that she might see the process of
manufacturing her luxury. If she con
tinued to chew after that, we would say
--let her che.
Go It Bobtail.
A specimen of the genus "Hosier" was
found by Capt.--, of the steamer
in the engine room of his boa4 , while
lying at Louisville, one fine morning in
June. The Captain inquired what he
was doing there.
"Have on seen Captain Perry ?" was
the interi'gative response.
"Don't know him, and can't tell what
that has to do with you being in my
engine rooms" replied the Captain angrily.
"Hold on, that'sjust what I wasgetting
at. You see, Captain Perry asked me to
drink, and sol did; I knew that I wanted
a drink, or I would't have been so ver
dry. So Captain Perry was putting on
some extras on one toe. I sung out, 'Go
it, Captain Perry, if you bust your biler 1'
With that a man steps up t i me, says .he,
'See here stranger, you mustleave.' Says
I, 'What must I leave for ?' Says he,
You're making too much noise.' Says I,
'I've been in bigger crowd than this,
and made more noise, and didn't leave
nuther.' With that he took me. by the
nap of the neck and the seat of my breeches
-and I left. As I was shoving down
street, I met a lady-I knew she , was a
lady by a remark- she made. She said,
Young man, I reckon yQu'll go home
with me?' Politeness would not let me
refuse, and so I went. I'd been in the
house but a few minutes, when I heard
a considerable knocking at the door.= I
knowed the chap wanted to get in . who
ever he was, or he wouldn't have kept up
such a treniendou' racket. 'By-and-by,'
says a voice.. 'If you don't open l' bust
in the door.' And so he did, Il put on a
bold face, and says" I' 'Stranger,- dose tmis
woman belong to you?' Says he,. 'She
does.? Then says J, 'She's a 1ad4, I
think, from all that I've seen of her."
With that be. came at me ; with a. pistol
in .one hand and a bowie. knife In the
other, and being a little pressed for room,
I jumped through the window,. eaving
the bigger portion of my coatktail. AI
was rtreaking it down town with the
fragment fluttering to.the breeze,.I met a,
friend-I knew he was a friend by a
remark he made-says he, 'Go"t, bobtail,
he's ' gainin' on you.' And that's the
way I happened in your engine .room:
I'm a good swimmer,. Captain, but do
excuse me, if you please, from taking
to the water."
A WONDERUL PrSONEL--There isk
and has been for some time, a young
man by the pame of Boone confined in
the Mliobile jail, who is a perfect prol4igy.
Some time ago the Mobile B,egisterpub
lished ani almost incredible account of
that young prisoner'singenuity in throw-.
ir 'off any number of cuffsand:shackles
in three miinutes after he is ironed. That
publication aroused the curiosity of the
public, and the jailor received severa!
letters inquiring into the truth of the
story, and answered that it was all true,
and even then all the truth had .no6been
told. Bolts, locks, bars, cuffs and
shackles he can overcome withmiarellous
ingenuity. He throws off' double. cufth
and double shackles with the ease that
a snake sheds its skin-perhaps easier.
This is no humbug.
A Goon "Hrr" wm,d ExPEstEDr-The
New York.correspondent of the Charles
ton News says- "The Evening Xzpress,
in -giving an account of the 'mil'between
Colyer and Barney Aarons, remarked that
while even among prize-fighters-it is con
sidered mean and dishonorable- to give a
man a blow while he is on ther ground,
and said blow is adjudged foul,,it is most
surprising that Uncle Sam has- had the
poor ex-C. S. A. (so-called)on the ground'
for more than a year, and yet- keeps
punching him most unmer'ciful!y. If I
may be allowed to adopt a phrase- not
fond in Chesterfield's letters to his son,
I would say to the Express, from the
bottom of my heart, 'bully for yo.'
KEEPING FLoU.-An exchange say
that Prof. Blot, who is no# Iecturing ,xn
the Northern cities on cookery; urges
that Blour should never be kept in barrels
r boxes, but. in~ cloth bags,. and this
method of keeping it is all that makes
European flour better thaneicao.
Most of us in this section~ find the diffi
:ulty in keeping flour to arise from other
ases. The demand of little mouths
which must be.filled, and the undue af
ection of servnta for eatables belonging
o their employers, renders it 'a matter of
ery little difference whether it 'is kept in
>arrels or bags.. From either receptacle
t disappears with alarming rapidity.
PolSoNED BY LEADED FLoUI.-A family
n 'Philadelphia, last week, were poisoned,
ad were very near dying, from the use
f some New York flour containing par
~icles of lead with which the millstones
f the mill where the flour was ground
3d been patched. It will be recollected
~hat several hundred persons in the
state of New York were poisoned, many
f them fatally, by the use of this flour
sme months since.
Land near St. Paul's Church yard in
.ndon is worth $5.000.000 per acre.