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VOL. II. WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 1866. NO.449
EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING,
At Newberry C. H.,
By THOS. F. & R. H. GRENEXEB,
TERMS, 3 PER ANNUM, IN CURRENCY,
P"ayntrequired Invariably in advance.
notiWes, Faneral invitations, Obitu
0r4s, Cadmmuminations sabeerving privaet
Ib, are charged as advertisemena.
Sabbath afternoon, St. James'
M. E. Sunday School was attended
by a very large assemblage of
people-old and young-all of
whom seemed deeply interested
in the singing which precedes the
exercises. At three o'clock, the
School was opened by the reading
of the Scriptures by the Super
intendent (Mr. Win. C. Derry).
and prayer by a stranger, whom
Mr. D. had singled out from the
congregation, and invited to the
altar, as being a minister-Rev.
The prayer having been conclud
.ed, the Superintendent, in his
usual kindly manner, introduced
the visiting clergyman, who, he
said, was Pastor of a Baptist
Church in Macon.
The reverend gentleman told
the children he had oftimes heard
of their School, and that he was
rejoiced to be with them for the
melody of their voices had made
him happy. He had been reared
in Sabbath School, and to its in
tluences, under the blessings of
God, owed all that he is, or shall
be. His love for the young knew
no bounds-he felt an interest in
each and all of them.
He had asked the woithv Super
intendent of St. James' School. to
what he attributed its numbers
and success? Mr. Derry had, in
all humility, answered: "To the
prayers and exertions of the
t ehers, and the singing of the
children, the latter under the
leadership of Mr. Broome."
The speaker was fully persua,led,
in his own heart, that these were
the essential means to success in
this particular vineyard.
Said he: There was once a
captain of a vessel, who had em
ployed a new hand, named Jim.
One evening the captain queried
the latter as follows :
"Jim, do you know how to box
a compass ?"
"No, sir; I saw a compass at
home some time ago. but the chil
dren had broken the point off the
"Do you know how to guide a
"Well, Jim, you see that bright
star yonder, do you not ?"
"That is the North Star. Now.
take the helm, and keep the vessel
hegded toward it all the time, and
wes h all be safe."
gim did as directed, and the
captain retired to his berth.
He had not been sleeping a great
while, when Jim came and woke!
The captain asked, what he
"I want another star to go by ;
donle passed that other one long
ago," responded the helmsman.
'he captain went ou deck, and,
sure enough, there was the star:
in thec rear of the vessel, which,
under the guidance of the un
tutored hcimsmnan, had turned
from her true course; andl was
rapidly darting in an opposite
The moral of this little anecdote
teaches us. said the speaker, to
keep our eyes steadfastly fixed
upon the star of our destiny-the
grand object had in view. The
object of Sabbath Schools, is the
salvation of immortal souls, the
advancement of the common in
terests of the Church. We should
never pass this by. in search of
some (supposed) mlore rmnn
object ; for in so dingfS we shall
lose our way, anid the Sabhath
School will be certaini o .go b;k,
ward and down. This should be
Mr. Chtinbliss then made an
eloquent appeal to the children, to
give God their hearts-to get
religion. that they might have
their names enrolled amongst the
chosen of the Almighty.
"On a certain battle-field, during
the late war, a friend was bending,
in tender solicitude, over the
wounded form of a beloved com
panion, who, though not fully
conscious, kept exclaiming, in a
subdued tone, 'here, here, here !'
"What's the matter? Why do
you say, 'here, here, here?' " inquir
ed that friend.
"Why," said the wounded man,
"they are calling the ROLL in
hEAVEN, and I am answering to
my name. It is there."
"Then, after a time, he com
menced repeating the exclamation,
'here, here, here!' and the soldier's
spirit went away, went away."
-Learn to love Jesus, my dear
children and hearers; then you,
too, may answer, ere, here, here,'
when the roll is called in Heaven."
We believe. aye, we know that
every person connected with St.
James' Sabbath School-particu
larly the bright eyed, intelligent
girls and boys-Will be glad to
have Mr. Chambliss visit their
schooi, every time he chances to
be in the City; therefore. in behalf
of the little ones, whom our heart
loves, we invite him to come again.
AN EXTRAORDINARY Son.
The Parksburg, West Virginia,
Times, publishes a very singular
statement from a man named
Robert 5. 5teimwav, who has been
arrested as the murderer of one
A. C. Temple, a New Yorker, who
mysteriously disappeared a few
weeks ago in the vicinity of Burn
ing Springs. The missing man
had been, it is stated, in the com
pany of the accused. travelling
through the old regions of Ohio
and West Virginia, and was last
seen on Sundar, October 28. Stein
way's letter, which is very minute
and circumstantial, is to the ef
fect that the two discovered a re
markable cave near the bend of
the Kanawha, entered through a
narro)w cleft inl the rocks. which
they proe-oeded to explore. Mr.
Temple had a geologist's hiammier
and sack for specimens, which lhe
filled as he went through the cav
ern. An er slow progr'ess through
several subterranean apartments,
the pair camne upon a lake, sixty
feet long by twenty wide. whi&h
to their astonishment and unboun
ded dlelight, they fou'nd coutained
not water but petroleum ! Temn
ple attemp)ted to nessure the
depth of it with his hammer,
when the lose stones on which he
stoodt gave way and he fell into
the liquid, and, weighed downi
with the specimens. never rose
again. Steinway, in spite of his
hor'ror, was able to find his w ay,
out and back to his hotel ; and
then, being resolived to secure the
benefits of his disoovery, said no
thing about the fate of his friend
until he could get a lease of the
property containing the wonder
ful p)etroleum cave. To this lease
made in favor of the heirs of the
missin g man, he points to substan
tiate his story and prove his inino
cence, and signs himself "a friend
less and grief-stricken man."
The Columbia Carolinian, of
the 22d inst.. announces the arri
rival at that phice, on their way
home, of Messrs. Kecys, Stowers,
and Byrum, who have suffered a
long imprisonment, first in Char
leston and then at Dry Tortugas.
They wcere well and in good spir
A man by the name of Byer
was shot and killed at Bbtekville,
on the 20th ult.. by a Mr. Saun
(ers, of Charleston. Cause the
Seduci(tion, by the former. of a
near relative of the latter. San
derPs. after the deed dleliveredl him
THE -AT:RAL HISTORY OF BRIDES.
We have been favored with nat
ural histories of man, of birds and
beasts, of the world. but no one
has vet essave(d the history of that
indispensable creature, the bride.
We propose in this article to at
tempt to show how the vacuum
caused by the shortcomings of au
thors may be supplied by some en
A bride is the culmination of a
mother's anxiety and the com
mencement of a husband's serious
reflections. A mother looks upon
her daughter, arrayed as a bride,
as an arrow shot from her house
hold quiver at the butt of female
archery, man ; and, if the arrow
has made a fair hit, is prone to
chuckle over the shot as showing
forth her superior matronly skill.
If, on the contrary, the success
is doubtful, then the mother like a
bad archer, blames the arrow, the
uck, anything, indeed, but her
own bad management.
Brides are divided into numer
ous classes. For example; senti
mental brides. who marry for love;
speculative brides, who marry for
money ; anxious brides, who marry
for the sake of being married ; ac
commodating brides, who marry
because their lovers asked them to
marry; unresisting brides, who
marry because their friends desire
them to marry; inquisitive brides,
who marry for curiosity ; and in
valid brides. who marry to restore
Sentimental brides are the most
numerous, but not the most happy
of the orange-wreathed tribe.
They are generally young erea
tures, who revel in poeUeal dreams
:onnected with the wearer of the
love of a mustache, or the possess
:r of a handsome nose, or express
ive eve, or an animated doll, who
an make pretty little speeches,
raceful bows, or sing a pretty
little song. She takes great pride
unto herself because she married
Charlie for his own dear self, and
niot for his surroundings-unaware
that a man's position in society,
[is friends, and even his wealth or
poverty is as much a part of him
-elf total as the curl of his hair,
the song he sings, the strut he af
ets, or even his edluention. She
generally finds, when the song is
less brilliantly sung. the moustache
requires Crhistador'a. the head a
w~ig, and the poetical speechs are
turned into matters of fact impera
tives, i.hat the varnish is rul 2ed
>ff. t be~ glass removed, and (lhar
ie is- not the man he used to be.
The money bride has madec her
self an article of merch andize, andl
is to be valued according to the
prizes sh :>btains for herself. She
belongs to every condition of so
eiety. from her who marries for
social position, horses and car
riages, dliamiondsi, houses and bank
account, to the work-girl who
marries a one-room home, and the
privilege of only half-st arving on
her husband's petty weekly pit
tance. She gecnerally reaches the
conclusion that she has sold herself
The health-seeking bride looks
on the marriage service as a medi
al- prescription, the parson as a
doctor, and the husband as the
%lu-s admnisteredl for her ills-a
blue pill that must be swallowed,
however nauseous. She knows
that she is travelling on the road
to death, yet, yet clinging to life.,
endeavors to throw her burden on
her lord ! Flying from the em
baces of the worm, she is com
pelled to accept those of the bride
clroom. She merely prefers an
earthly to an unearthly dwelling,
the marriage bed to the narrow
house appointed for all living.
The honeymoon shines through
apothecary bottles, and the epith
alamium is coughed in wheezy
The purchasing bride is gene
rally an old maid or widow, who.
desairing of being cour'ted for
her own sake. seeks a husband
t hrowh ~ 1 th ] meiumi ) ~ of hr neu
niary charms. She generally lets
every one know, after marriage,
that she keeps the purse strings
in her own hand, and the young
man-for this class generally sue
coed in obtaining young men
whom she had succeeded in entrap
ping is highly and everlastingly
indebted to her. The experience
of such is usually the conclusion
that they have paid too dearly for
The husband-desiring bride is,
perhaps the most composed of all
brides, the least enthusiastic, and
the most likely to be happy. She
marries because it is instinct with
her, not because she is particularly
in love. So she is not apt to be
troubled with the pangs of jeal
ousy or to suffer from disappoint
ment when she discovers that the
bride-groom is not much better
than the average of men after all.
She goes through the (lays of
courtship as a matter of course;
wonders at the whims and capri
ces of sentimental girls, receives
and accepts the offer of marriage
as a matter of course; dons the
bridal attire, and goes through the
whole formula of wedding ceremo
nies or unceremonies as a matter
of course ; performs all the duties
and submits to all the little vexa
tions of married life as a matter of
course ; lives a serene, orderly, and
quiet life, and dies respected and
and regretted by all who knew
her, as a matter of course.
.HoW TO BE ProsPEuous.-The
Richmond Enquirer, in an article
on-the changes that have been ef
<- +M -and the necs
sity that exists for greater econo
"All these thingsmust be chang
ed now. A pump at the door-a
dairy in the yard-a kitchen un
the same roof-a cooking stove
instead of a fire place, built to hold
a half cord-seasoned fuel, sawed
and split and placed under con
venient shelter-a washing ma
chine instead of a washing tub
these and other convieniences sup
plied to our farmer's wives would
enable them to manage their do
mestic affairs with one-fourth the
former number of servants and
with more ease andl comfort. As
servants are not to he had in past
supply, these economical expedi
ents become ab)soutely necessary:
and every husband worthy the
name will take care to supplly
them withlout waitin)g until
the ladies are worn down in
the attempt to conduct their
household operations after t he for
mer manner with the few domes
ties now at command.
Garters with diamond buckles
are worn with new hoops of Par
The new hoops are quite pr'e
valent in this city, but we ob)serve
no buckles. Most of the garters
are of red tape, andl tied ab)ove the
We have seen but few of them.
those we have noticed are of dif
ferent styles. Some of them look
like stripes, of calico fastened with
a belt buckle. Some of the stock
ings are striped, and ornamented
at the top with a fringe of lace
about two inches deep, which falls
gracefully over the knee. We
shall give fuller reports as our
We have never seen any of thc
above namedl articles. Will some
of our cotemploraries inform us
what these Editors are talking
about ?-Brunsiik Co urier.
We really can't see. Perhaps
it's all about those military deco
rationsthcy have in the Old World;
thus in England, they have the
Order of the Garter," etc. But
we shall refer it to our bachelor
editor for investigation, and if he
cannot find out what it is all about,
perhaps some of our Lmi-islators
may b)e able to enlighten us on the
subject. Until then, it is knucdless
to say anything more about it.
[ if. h j0; f !ys
ABOUT LIBERIA.-The Editor of
the Liberia (Africa) Herald says
"For the information of those
who are incorrectly asserting in
America that 'Liberians.have not
anything else to eat but roots and
wild animals,' we have thought
proper to give a list of such ani
mals, fruits, and edibles as are in
general use with us in their ap
bullocks, swine, sheep, goats,
ducks, fowls, pigeons, turkeys.
Wild-Deer in abundance,partrid
ges, pigeons, goats, cows, doves,
red squirrels, summer ducks, rice
birds, ground doves, etc.
Fruit-Water melon, musk
melon, mango, plums, orange.
rose apples, sour sop, guava, tam
arind, plantain, bananas, gramma
dilla, limes, lemons.
Fish-Mullet, whiting, perch,
bream, pike, baraccuta, mackerel,
curvilli, herring, doum, catfish,
grippers, oysters, crabs, carp, sun.
Edibles-Sweet potatoes, arrow
root,turnips, carrots, shilote, cym
blain, chiota, pawpaw, lima beans.
ochra, peas, radishes, beets, cab
bages, snaps, cucumbers; greens,
salads, cassavas, yams, corn.
Besides the foregoing, there are
many others, which we have nei
ther time nor room to arrange
A coffee tree once planted and
reared (which takes four years)
will yield its increase, year after
year, bringing its reward with it
-a hundred. a thousand, and tens
of thousands, will do the very
same and certainly the scions, or
the seed are to be bought in suffi
cient quan;U10s inLrueria. Arw
root, ginger, pinders, and pepper,
grow with almost half trouble,
yielding in fuU abundance if half
planted. Indigo grows luxuriant
ly beyond all possible expecta
tion : and, as for fruits, the orange,
lime, lemon, sou,r sop, guava, man
go, &c., &c., we place Liberia
against any country in the world,
and with a fraction of labor, com
pared with the benefits they yield
Vegetables-the yam potatoes,
cassada, plaintains, Indian corn,
beans, peas, &c., &c., time would
fail us to tell. Put them in the
earth, andl they are as sure to pro
(duce as the God of nature is to
bring about the seasons. Still
the idle will not have them. The
lazy man has no part in this lot of
good things. The word labor
frightens the lazy mnan, and he
will not curse us with his pres
ence atnd example. The industri
ous love that word, or the thing it
means, will come dletermined to
do, and comning will conquer and
EsSENTIAL PRLELIINARIES TO
PROFITABLE FARMING.-A thor
ough knowledge of your business,
practical andl theoretical.
Ability to buy in the cheapest
andl sell in the decarest market.
To sAlect the most able work
men of honest and industrious
To apportion rightly your land
To maintain in economical effi
ciency the motive power, whether
horse or steam.
Deep, frequent, and clean culti
Drainage of land not naturally
Shelter for stock.
Efficient machinerygnd farm
Rigidly correct farm accounts,
posted daily from the cash book
Estimates of the cost and re
turn of each crop in detail.
TIIE MO0BILE GAZETE.-The
proprietors of this paper announce
in its issue of the 13th its
suspension. Want of patronage
is assigned as the cause. Its prin
eip)al editor, Admiral Semms has
sceptedl the Professorship of3Mor
ali Philosophy and English Litera
izv ii the Sitt Seminarr at Al-i
SoUP OR NOTHIING.-At a very
excellant- hotel, not a hundred
miles from our parts, they were
one day short of a waiter, when a
newly-arrivled Hibernian was has
tily made to supply the place&of a
more expert hand.
"Now, Barney," said mine host,
"mind you serve every man with
soup the first thing-serve soup
"Bedad, I'll do that same," said
the alert Barney.
Soup came on, and Barney, af'
ter helping all but one guest.
came up to the last one.
"Soup, sir ?" said Barney.
"No soup for me," said the man.
"But you must have it-it is
the rules of the house."
""D-n the rules of the house !"
exclaimed the guest, "When I
don't want soup, I won't eat it."
"Well," said Barney, with all
due sRlemnity, "all I can say is
this : ts the regulations of the
house, and d-n the drop else will
ye get till ye's has finished the
The traveller gave in and the
soup was gobbled.
No USE FOR TROwsERs.-On the morn
ing of the meteoric shower, in 1833, old
Peyton Roberts, who intended making
an early start to his work, got up in the
midst of the display. On going to his
door he saw with amazement the sky
lit up by the falling meteors,and he concla
ded at once that the world wason fire, and
that the day of judgement had come. He
stood for a moment gazing in speechless
terror at the scene, and then with a yell
of horror sprang out of the door right
in the midst of the falling stars, and
there he commenced a series of ground
tumbling that would have done honor to
Dan Castcllo's ring.
His wife being awakened in the mean
time, seeing Peyton jumping and skip
ping about the yard, bawled out to him
to know "What in the name of common
sense he was doin' out thar dancin'
round, without his clothes on." But
Peyton heard not. The judgement and
long back accounts he would have to
settle made him heedless of all terrestial
things ; and his wife, by this time, be
coming alarmed at his behavior, sprang
out of the bed, and running to the door,
shriekcd out at the top of her voice :
"Peyton, I say Peyton, what do you
mean jumpin' about thar ? Come and
put your breeches on."
".Breeches ! what the devil's the use
of breeches when the worid is on fire ?"
CIRCUATrNG THE V,RONG PAPER.-At a
recent temperence meeting an amusing
incident took place. A strong exhorta
tion had been delivered by a speaker
present, and the President requested the
Secretary to pass around the pledge for
signatures, and taking from his pe-ket
what he supposed was the document,
he, without looking at it, gave it to the
Secretary for that purpose. A large
number of names were enrolled of both
ladies and genitlemen presenit, and the
document returned. It was observed by
the Secretary, while passing around the
paper, that considerable tittering was
to be observed among the ladies, who
took the precaution to Tead the contents
of the paper, while those who did not
read it, and desired to sign, did so. Af
ter going through the congregation, the
Secretary on his way back, looked at
the paper to see what was the cause of
the amusement, when it was revealed to
him that, instead of the~ temperance
pledge, he had pa,ssed aroDDd and recei
ved signatures to a document setting
forth the pedigree of a celebrated stall
General D. H. Hill, in a late number
of The Land We Love, says :
We had two particular friends in the
old United States army ; the one born
north of the Susquehannah, the other
south of it. Both adhered to the United
States Government. The Northern man
took the field and fought us obstinately ;
the Southern man kept out of harm's
way, but secured a good paying position
as teacher. After the war we wrote to
the latter a brief business letter, which
he refused to answer. The former, learn
ing that we had fallen into the hands of
the "B!essed Bureau" and other benevo
lent institutions, sent us a kind invita
tion to bring the wife and little rebs to
spend the summer months with him. It
is easy in this case to answer the ques
tion, "which now of these two thinkest
thou is neighbor unto him which fell
among thieves ?"
When is the best time to read thc
boo0k of natuire ? When autumn turns
A GEoRGIA JOKE.-A Southern. papg
relates the following :
A certain Georgia countryman, no
having been splendidly educated, and
who was very successful as a "mene
maker," determined to send his son=
for refinement and culture, to the good
"Old North State." When the ydegg
man arrived at the destined poiot. the
President of the institution wane$:
know what line of studies he would pi +
sue and failing to elicit the inAfraIsqe
from the boy, interrogated the -old
by letter, as follows ;
"My Dear Sir : Your son has arch&
&c., What branch shall I put him u l
This was a poser, and bothered thy
"old-gent" mightily.' In his. "''
he could arrive at nothing satitfctwr-,
was suddenly reminded of his son's ju
pending danger and the necessity o'do
ing something speedily to save bim- A
ter "rummaging" a while for a pes, Jnf
and paper, he produced the foloi
demoralized effusion :
Sir: If the boy most go into"abrano
select one yourself; but, for his mobna:
sake, don't put him in Tar River."
LEASIG LANDsM-Amidst the-"ntai
ling alliances" of political annoyanc
is well to turn aside and consider l..
:aterests which directly involve the
fare of our District. The best xeta -
in regard to the lands, as suggeat j
the Richmond Times, is without de
to lease all surplus parts., Land owers
in some parts of this District hIave : ti : .
bers of acres they cannot use.. If t
surplus land were laid off in small far
and leased, say for five, ten, 8fteeNe=
twenty years, it would evehtually, :
benefit to the owner himself,. We.ed4
a planter a few days ago say .that pe>*
year he was determined to make s-ti*
sand pounds of cotton to the acri ..
plan will be to-cultivate less 'land
heretofore and to manure that ii$W
If lands were leased it would give .
who- leaaehe -
largely into intelligent farming. Let pQ.
tics alone and look to the permannt
material prosperity of the District
LOOK SHARP I-If yoU do ""a -
such papers as are required by .the _a
ternal Revenue Laws, and do i.too, by
the first of January next, you wi t -t
scme trouble and expense. We -ha"
already published in the Spartan, h ii -
and when certain papers-such as D)eeds
Mortgages, Notes, Receipts, &c., arI
be stamped. Instruments of iit -
dated before October 1, 1862, do not re
quire a stamp. All such papers dated
since that time, require to be stamped,
or you will have to pay fifty dollars.
We think a safe plan would be, to bring
your papers here, and some kind gente
man will tell you all about' it,-and p*t
your stamps on. We have again eallt
the attention of our friends to this sub.
ject, so that all may be -benehtted by
heeding our advice at once. It is treby
a severe Tax on our people at this timne
but there is no help for it.-Spartan.
WIAT'S IN A NAME ?-It seemansthe
members of the Reformed Dutch Chas*eir
find that there is so much prejiadie
against the Dutch part of thieir titTe ?hei.
they propose to drop it. Many peo
do not understand -what the term Dsteb
implies, and hence'such questioas Uf
these are asked : "Can all your minis'
ters preach in English ?" "Why ~m-.
you in the Dutch Church when yousn
not preach in the Dutch langoager'
"We are not Dutchmen, and why should
it be necessary to unite with your churck
equally as good without a foreign name?"
Dr. Cuyler was introduced to a lady s-a
Reformed Dutch minister, and after eos
versing with bim awhieexpsed
prise that he spoke English so well,
TEE MERITS oF BRAZI.-TE
editor of' the Louisville Courier
was recently in Brazil and became
a naturalized citizen of that coun
try ; but he has returned home
again. He says, "The South,
poor, ruined and desolate as she
is, is worth a hundred Brazils
Between two of the shmning lights of
an "up town church" in Louisville a
gentleman of seventy and a lady of fifty
four, hymen ial fires were lately kindledb
but the "old man" cruelly extinguished
the flames, and the heart-broken matrozn
sues for breach of promise.
Nicholas Foresinger, a Pennsylvania
Dutchman, drank ten rglasses of lager
beer in ten minutes, to win a pitiful wa
ger, and in a few hours he was reposing
on his bier.
A mechanical horse will be exhibited
nt the gruat exhibition, which trots,
gallops, walks, and prances after thb
mout approved stylec.