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NEWBERRY, S. C.
Veaeaaay Sorning, April 7, 1869.
An Agricultural Club.
Tn a communication from "Farmer" in
this week's issue, and to which we call par
ticular attention, the question is asked, why
we of this District have taken no steps to
wards the formation of an Agricultural Club?
and an appeal made to us to present the
idea and stir up the minds of the people to
a matter of so great importance. Why
such an association does not exist, or rather
why it has not been taken bold of by the
planters of this district, as has been done
ia other districts, is a matter of surprise to
us, with the nutnerous examples which are
presented. The importance of such clubs
-cannot be doubted; they are a vital ne
cessity, and we cannot but believe that now
the idea is presented, by one of them=elves,
in so practical and plain a manner, that our
-Iarmers will see the necessity, and at once
act upon it. The most flourishing and
- wealthy district in the up-country, and one
which stands so high in commercial credit
abroad, surely 'eed not be ashamed, or
rather should not be so far behind the age
in this respect. We commend "Farmer's"
opinions to consideration, I:e covers the
ground fully, and it needs that we say no
more as to the good which must result from
a move of this kind. We respectfully sug
gest then, that some of our prominent plant
era meet and determine a day on which a
public meeting be called, and notify us of
the fact, that due notice may be given.
Sugar frm Sorghum
Any scheme looking to the advance
ment of Agricultural interests and the
prosperity of the country should be well
looked into, and encouraged, when found
feasible.. We were no less surprised
than pleased at seeing, during the past
rek,at the store of Messrs. Moorman r
Go., specimens-of Sugars made at- i
Gtreentille, S. C., from the Sorghum t
(at E. These Sugars are beautiful, and i
compare favorably in color, brightness
and sweetness. to the best refined .everr
made, and it is asserted that they can be t
made at a much less rate than the prices
"rulng - for the imported article. The
Sfrup"also is of a delicious ftvor. Lit
- AMs was it thought or known a few years
ago, of Sorghum-even then, so im
- portant an'article in agrictltural economy t
-that the system of manufacture would
-ever be. trought to its present perfect
condition,' and yet it is so. The Louis
vifie Sorgo Comnpany have brought about
so-happy a result, and to-day it is con
eossed that as good, and clieaper Sugare
a:Syrup, can be worked out of thee
Sorghum, as the best imported. We
*know not bow long the Greenville millt
has been in operation, but the proof is,t
that it is an accomplished fact. And if
G"reenville can carry out such a feature, 1
why cannot Newberry ? We believe
that it can and will. be done. Mr. W. P.
-Passuore, who ropresents the Louisville
Company, arnd whio is making this State
his base of operations, visited us during
the past week. His object is to sell the
Vight for these mills. Those interested
-es see the samples of sugar at the store
aose mentioned, and also an engraving a
of the works at Louisville, and gain from
the-latter a protty fair idea of the modus
- A Whale riek.
*Brick Pomeroy says: "Corn is~ scarcei
in the- South, the demand being fora
*thousands of. bpshels from the North-i
wes. How long will the peopie of that I
section be content to raise cotton for the
New England manufacturers rather than
provi.ions for their own consumption.
IR trikes us as poor policy to starve our
sel to desth: for the~ purpose of enriching
* Many -of our readers have "Brick oi
the-brain," and we hope that the above ~
bat will strike them forcibly. It is the
best brick Pomneroy has thrown out forI
some timne, and a few more of the same
sort woul not be amiss..
A CREDITBI.E WOUK -The well-earned I
repetadon of the Carolina Farmer is fully
-=iale in the api,earance and contents of
the April numiber just received. We cannot
--:ton slously urge on our farmers the impor-<
tance of.sustaining their bomne agricultural
journale; and one so handsomely printed,
and ably conducted as the Carolina Farmer
Is especially deserving of support. Every
farumer and planter in the South will do him
- aelf a service by sending Two- Dollars for a
-years subscription to this justly popular
- magaisine. We are glad to learn from the
prpdatpr, that the success of the Farmer is
bey'sdhis most sanguine eupectations.
Address We, H. Bernard,, Wilmington,
N. C. specimen caples sent free.
TESOUTER CULTIVATOR.-We ac%
knowledge receiving the April number of
this valttable monthly. Under the different
ciassincationa~-agrienttural, mechanical, hor
ticultural. household economy, the fireside
and ed,irial-its contents are of the first
*order. - We are glad to see that the Cultiva'
tor cout-nues its good work, in such an
accetabe mnnertoo an wecan honestly
recommend it as one af the best papers of
its kind, and one which no farmer should be
withe-t Address Wm.- & W. L. Jones,
Atheu', Ga., and send on $2 for one years'
DExOREsT's YOUNG AXEICA.-This in'
tersting uvenile looks bright, quaint, and
senev as ever, in a new! colored cover, that
. wil ~set all the children wild with delight.
Among ,its feaaures are a kite, a puzzle-plcs.
tare, and lots of stories and charades. A
"Resolve Club" is the latest editorial novel
ty, and each subscriber who joins it receives
a badge. No wonder the chikiren,.-like
Young America. Published at 838 Broad
way, Ni. Y., $1.50 per~ year. Send 10 cents
for a specimen.
Vi. A- C.,KUYxAN.-PersonIs baring oc
easion to buy or sell real estate, bonds,
.~ stocks, bank bills, &e.. are referred to the
adstreiaement of A. C..-Kaufman, Charles
1on, which appears in our paper this week.
As a relisbie and. competent Broker, Auc
sioneer, and Commission Agent, no further
pof is necessary than the list of well
* )ao*i~names which are given as reference
* Werecommend Mr. Kantmnan with pleasure
to the bnsIneEs public.
-Tan Ltrgg CohpouAr.-We have the
-April nvpnier of this charming monthly, for
boys and gidls, au4 which the older people
too, take great dtiIght in. These monthly
visits are very pleasant, and we hope that
the Litle Corporal may ever be as bright
and cheerfRl as at present. it is published
* by. Alfred L. Sawell Chicagn. Ill., at $l
Letter on Agriculture.
By F. W. BRUGGEMANN.
If, in the following letter, I undertake an
analysis of the various branches of hus
bandry as it is practiced in this country,
nd endeavor to expose the errors of the
existing system, I fear that many will receive
with contempt, the efforts of a stranger to
enlighten the people in this science. But I
issure the public that my design does not
)riginate in presumption. I hold it as a
iuty I owe to the country which affords me a
aew home, to make myself as useful as
possible ; and I do not despair of accom
plishing this end, in as much as I have been
[or ten years engaged in the study of theo
etical and practical agriculture. I do not,
owever, pretend that all my statements
ill be faultless ;-I will thankfully submit
to any corrections, and be completely sat
sfied, if I can propose, for public discus
>ion, some questions of the weightiest in
yortance to this part of the country.
The welfare of a people is, generally, in
)roportion to the -progress and increased
)rofits of agriculture.
The history of every country demon
trates the truth of this assertion. In
Treece and Rome, and more recently, in
;pain, we see the national ruin going hand
n hand with the decline of husbandry.
)n the contrary, in Belgium, Holland and
ermany, there is visible a steady advance
nent in agriculture, and connected with it,
t increasing prosperity of the population,
1nd an eminent attainment of general edu
:ation. I do not here mention England
vith her astonishing results on the farm
Lnd in the pasture, because the prosperity
>f this country depends chiefly upon com
nerce and manufactories.
Every well regulated government has
uways considered it a duty to sustain
griculture and encourage activity in this
lirection. Therefore, England and Ger
nany have established Colleges for teach
ng scientific agricnlture, and also prep tra
ory schools in whic'i the clencats of farm
ug are stuJied. In Piussia there is an
uthorized board, consisting of the best
nfor.ned farmers, which investigates all
he important questions relating to hus
oandry, and eom-nunicates the results to
he government. Hundreds of agricultural
ocieties ex -t and are more or less sup
>orted by t' e government a'thorities. In
heir meetirgs each member has the oppor
unity of communication his experience
nd there'>y contributing to the siceasa of
Do shnit institutons exist in the uited
iates an ud especially in t:he South ? Al.bs,
o; for the members of such agricultural
airs asexist in some of the States, must
onfess that no -result has been obtained
lculated to improve- husbandry, direct ly
e indirectly. They eat and drink, on
bese occasions more and perhaps better
han usual; li.L'n to .=ome good and much
ore silly talk, and go hocme under thme i ii
iression that they have done their country
ome good. Tmis is all.
I know very we-ll, that Americn, on ac
ount of the disp-oportio:i of her popu&
ion to her rich n.itural resources, has not
-et been able to onpe.e with the effoirts
:ade ir England and Germany. But
debig, the gre.it agricultural Chemist of
he world, has fully demonstrated that most
etile soi will soo-a be exhausted by such
system of tillage as~ is nqw, andl has al
rays been practiced b,y the Southern f,r
ner ; and that this can be averted if the
usbadman will d -vote a small portion
f his time to the ac-q-ire-nent of certain
l-powerful scientific principles, which
ll enable him, at the proper time, to re
tore to his enfeebledc fields, what they lost
n rew..rl:.ag his labor with rich harvests:
ndeed igo farther and declare that the
outh, already has in consequence of this
mnski[f .1 management, vast tracts of barren
ands, u:m:it, at present, for Cot ton or any
hing else, and that the risinug generation
nil soon have to deplore the thoughtless
tess of their fore-fathers.
T will jc-re pit to on'y o':e of the many
adatgers rmid fro-n Agricultural So
Within the hmst fe-.v weeks, imnmehse
oads of Guano and arrtiineial manures, have
rrived at this place, amul foun:i ready sale.
['he farmer has applied no inconsiderable
>art of the profits of thme lbst year's crop,
o the purchase of these fertilizers. ec
mas done this, without knowing, if the
urch.sed manure is suitable for his soil,
>r if there be a probability of his receiving
compensation, in the forthcoming crop,
r the money there expended ; for every
oil requmires a different special manure for
bach plant. There is only one kind of
manure that,- forms an exception to this
-ue, and that is the dung of our dlomestic
aimals; this can be applied, with advan
age, to any soil, for the nourishment of
If we had here, a well-directed Agricul
ural Society, whose aim, would be to dis
over by observation, what effect different
rertilzing agents would have upon the va
ious soils and crops (such as cotton, corn,
wheat, etc.,) it would be easy to iind in
ustrious and intelligent farmers, who
ould experiment in this direction upon
mall portions of lands, if they could he
instructed in the principles which should
guide them. From the results of these -ex
periments, each farmer would, before next
year, learn, at least, approximatively, what
manure he can use for particular crops
with the best prospect for profit.
We acknowledge the receipt of a copy of
the valedictory Address, delivered by S. T.
Wallis, Esq... to the graduating class of the
School of Medilcine of the University of'
Maryland, at 'the Holiday-Street Trheatr-e,
Baltimore, March 3d, 1869. The Universi,'
tof Maryland is presided over by Julian
J. Chisolm, 11. D., rormerly of Charleston,
S. C., who is Dean of the Faculty, and
which embraces some of thre finest minds
known in the mtedieal profession. The ada
dress is eloquent and able, and will be pew
r-used with profit by all who are favored with
TE n-nx Is GARD,EN, a sprightly month
ly devoted,as its name Implies.'o agriculture,
and published at Clinton, S. C., by Jas. R.
Jacobs a Co., at $1 per annum. The April
number up to its usual standard is received.
eUnKE's WEEKLY.-The four numbers
bound in a colored cover is received for
April. We look on this paper as one of the
Lest which can be placed in the hands of
young people. Address J. W: Burke & Co.,
Macon, Ga., with $2 for a year's subscript
Alaska ladies take a bottle of whiskey
eare. dining as an apeizer.
CHARLESTON, April 2, 6.
My Dear Herald-That was an odd conceit of
yours which fancied that I should, could or
would, or peradventure "must" resolve myself,
nolens voleus, into a correspondent for you.
Now, sir, in the first place, "firstly," as the
preachers sometimes say, I know but little, prac-4
tically, about "style;" and in the second place,
secondly, I do not-think it the province of your
correspondent's sex to parade either in the pa
pers or out of them. I leave it to your own good
taste to decide whether I am or am not right.
But concerning style, there is almost an infi
nit? varietv,and I shall note a few. There is the
"chivalric," as portrayed by Scott, I mean Sir
Walter, and not the Governeur. But, alas! the
days of chivalry are o'er, and the last vestige
of the age heroic gone, and in these pursey
times nothing receives tribute but the sordid
and savage spirit of the brutish goth and vile
bun. Where shall we look for a Cmur de Lion
and an Ivanhoe, in these modern money'loving
days of dissipation and flirtation?
Then there is the Pickwickian style, and that
of the namby-pamby sentimentalist, hyper,.criti
cism, caustic satire, the gay and rollicking gosa
sip, the impudent know,everything style, that
of Doesticks,the stately and ponderous magazin
ist, with his logical analyses, dictum and gene,
ralizations, then the didactic writer, with his
happy precepts,the bagatelle,on,dit gatherer,and
the affected style, which by the way, gentlemen
of the corps editorial are at times guilty of imi
tating-a case in point:
"The Sun is gratified to perceive that its dis
tinguished even ing contemporary, the Star, af
firms," etc. Why not put it thus-"The Evening
Star says,"etc. I deprecate affectation.
But there is a style that I admire much,-it
is "naturalness"--a simple, easy, flowing, un.
studied style. When one tries to say the right
word pleasantly, and at the right time, how
rood is it. Truly. "an apple of gold in a picture
of silver." Scandal is murder, flattery a poison,
d chalice to the lips, and ill4imed praise hurt"
fl; but to speak just as one feels,through heart
atterances, and in aptly chosen words, can
never mislead Let the heart be alike freed from
prudery and affectation, and untinged by misan.
anthropy; and then giving human nature credit
or a large fund of good whenever the occasion
offers, go on and speak and write as you feel;
saying only what you mean, and meaning only
what you .ay !
You see that I have given you a prosy pro"
logue; and I see that I am inclined to be discur%
'ive,but one must learn,and practice alone makes
Never were the opening beauties of spring
more lovely than they were with us. Blue
snd cloudless skies by day, and gorgeous moon.
lit scenes by night! Fancy the broad bay, with
its silvery wake, and dancing, sprite"like sha'
lows, and over whose great expanse came a
breeze as sweet and grateful as Italia's, and to
whose inspiration the tiny white sail of the
pleasure yacht is thrown, while music, sweet
music, in softest numbers mingles with the
fuge of the waves.
You may vary the scene by a drive over the
white shell road which begins at the corner of
deeting and Line-streets and has its terminal
lear Magnolis. The views are picturesque, and
the drives charming. But go a little farther and
on will be delighted in passing throuah a sec
ion of country which apuears liveried in a
,ontiuous c:oth of gold, the scenic effect of
which is indeed enrapturing to the sight. I speak
f the beautiful jessamine which fringes the
reeu foliage with its rich yellow blossom, in
rudlesD and bewildering design, and making
Dature far lovelier than the grandest and most
ublime productions of the fine arts.
The metropolis has been qu:te gay the past
eason, slightly too much so, I think. We have
Dad the %% bite Fawn, cI have somewhat against
:he White Fawn, and would like to speak my
nind, but dare not.) .Managers Templeton and
izlbert have given some good things to thme play
oig public, but nothing b'asse. Fl'he Ml:sses
lice and Isabel Vane, with the Templeton
roupe, are exceedingly clever artistes. Uhe
lan .on Brothers gave the most chaste and elegat
matiees of the season. Mr. and Mrs Harry
atkis, who delineated the phbases of Iristi
learts and h"m.s were truly felicitous. The
l3rignoii Opera troupe will shoi t'y close the sea
It is said that the Adlcer building, at the cora
er ofKing and Mlarket.streets is to be converted
into a spacious theatre and opera house, and to
e ready early next season. Well, if Charleston
Ls to have a theatre. let it be well a .pointed, for
rihout proper acoustic arrangements. fiue ci'
lects are lost. And then, [ would say a wrord in
a or of the le.titimate drama--sustain it in its
urt. Let the model be Shakspeare. Avoid
~e sena.'tionalI-in the drama as wvell as in lit"
mrature-or, tathems, husbands and brothers,the
imes are perilons enough, without jeopardizing
unecesari-lv the purity of a woman's mind,
or which who are responsible, but the lords of
Black Crooks, and masquerade balls, and fe
male restaurants, .1 speak i on the Amnerican re'
nen in genieric term.'.) the can-can, Grecian
sends, higihbes, pan iers andi that excrescence,
olept the water-lall, to,geth'er with the follies
f fasion in, general, whten fou"bt out on.this
ie, not only all summer, but aff~ttae~tizte, are
robbing, and will rob the Amnerican women of
heir health, beauty, and utility, and swiftly
wear sway those enchanting features and mc.'
momplishments, which are the sure passport to
he respect and esteem of every senaible and
0 ycu should have been here during Holy or
Passion Week. You would have been delighted
so doubt as I was with the poetry of the serv.
em, if I may so speak, for never before In all my
ife did I experience so much of sober joy in fcls
lowing the saviour through the last sad scenes
f his life. You may well imagine the solemnity
nd pathos of the great occasion, when you
remember that the fasts and festivals of the
week under review were not only commemora
tive, as per the ruLr:cs, but actual anniversaries.
e 'earned in chironology establish beyond
avil that the crucifixion of our Lord occurred
at Jerua'em on Friday, the 26th of March,
onsequently the services of the week were
ragt with a solemnity that bnt few genera
hon at long intervals are peimitted to- enjoy.
Holy Thursday is commemorative of the last
muppe- and the institution of the Holy Eucha4
ist, and thience we follow the Savior to the
agony of Gethsemane, and on the morrow, being
o,d Friday. we go in humiliation of spirit to
His crucifixion, and in grief and tears _tbe
Church follows her divine Lord, in the spirit.
to his sacred sepulchre, there to learn, on the
8rd day. "that love'h redeeming work is do,ne."
) wd themes to engage 7kl0th's of the hear-t of
On Easter, the ,vrjous Lutheran, Catholic and
piicoi,al Churches, *gre beatiirully clothed
un the virgin flowrers cf Spring, pnd appropriate
evergreens, and eluquent dliscourses pronounced
by such inspired men as Dr. Hiceks of t'ae Lu
theran.Chrch, Bishop r'ersico and Dr. Baker of
the Catholic Church, and Revs Hanckel, Lord,
Pickney, G ad-den, and Toomer k'orter, of the
If meat like this suits the palate of my fastidi
us Csar, he shall hear from me anon.
Ever thine, BEATRICE
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[For the Newberry Herald.]
MR. EDITOR:-In reading to-days Herald,
I saw a paragraph from the Phonix, mak
ing a call upon the planters of Richland
District, to meet in Columbia next Monday,
to form an Agricultural Club, in response
to a call from a similar Club in Abbeville.
rhave for some time been looking for a call
from this District, but as yet have seen
none, (I did not get two of the Heralds
within the last month, and perhaps it may
have been in one or the other of these).
Why is it Mr. Editor, we are behind in ag
riculture ? No District in the State can
have bought more, if as much Guano, as
our own has done. None will plant more
Cotton to the baud, and is it too much to
say none will buy as much corn next fall?
Any one that will take a ride through the
District must come to this conclusion. In
all my acquaintance, I only know of five
men who are planting corn to do them,
and of not more than that many who have
not bought Guano. If each one then feels
an interest in his own planting interest why
not take an interest in the general welfare
of the!District ? Let us have some organi
zation, by which we can have the experi
ence of old and good planters in the man
agement of the crop, for more depends upon
that than upon the Guano. Every one in
the District~ goes to the village once or
t%ice a mouth, and we might arrange our
business so that we may meet at the same
time, and gather the experience of others;
learn what will be the probable yield of
cotton and corn, as well as small grain;
know how much corn will be required in
the District ; and send an agent North and
buy the amount in bulk, thereby getting it
at first cost. If the price of the staple is
low in the fall, as there is ever' probability
it will be, arrange it so that those who will
have to obtain money may do so on good
terms by cotton as collateral. There is
every need for such a Club in Newberry
District. No one has taken hold of it, for
the reason that every body's business is
no body's business. Now Mr. Editor, you
being the representative of the District, do
make an urgent call for the farmers, and
all others who are interested in their cause,
to meet in Newberry at some time within
~the next month, and form an Agricultural
Club ; too much importance cannot be at
tached to this matter. If the farmer don't
take care of himself, who will do it for him.
THE TENURE OF OFFICE BILL.-THE PEO
PLE TO TIE RESCUE. -The New York
Journal of Commerce is calling upon the
people to back up the House of Rep
reentatives in opposing the Senate on
the Tenure-of Office 1311. It says:
In this con test het we-:n the HIouse and
Senate the peop1g, without resp)ect of
part", shouil mke their voice heard
at public mecetings in indignant prate.st
against the u..u.pati.ons of the upper
brnch. Encourage~d by such signs of
conience and suppo.t the linuse migh t
force the Seinte to join in the repeal of
this odious laiw--this i,,5u't to the Pres
ident an'd poisitive i j iry to i .e .'.imricani
The New York Eve:.i:,a Po.st, a Rep
ublican journal, i, bea ni -g the politi
cal pirospect. It alle?es th,.a the poiliti
icinirs have already triumphe~!,il over Pres
ident Grant, wh1o hau- '-Odissly dis
heartened by the O)-t:''s -.hieh arose
in the formation of his G3..biet." and in
prof of this, it cites the appoint
ment of lBoutwell to the Treasury and
other appoinments. It also .thinks the
corruptionist.s are already getting the
upperhand, and it recites proof of the
The New York Co~ammercial thinaks
General Grant's ilhie,s is caused by the -
worry and fret from the Tenure-of-Office
imbroglio, and tells him that the people
of the country are with him in hie view
of the question.
ONE NEGRo KILLs ANOTIIER BECAUsE
XE WOcLD NOT Go TO CHURC.-The
Macon Telegraph gives the particulars of
an atrocious murder that was comm:tted
on Sunday last in Crawford County, Ga.
A negro man named Green Hlunnicutt
sht and killed another negi o named Ned
Jones, merely because he (Ned) refused
to go to church. Green had threatened
to (1o as much if Ned was not more strict
i his attendance at church, and, accord
ing to the testimony taken at the Coro
ner's inquest, it is presumed that he com
mnitted the murder because Ned did not
heed his Piocs instructions. Green is
still at large, and the negroes in the
neighborhood swear that they will burn
im if they catch him.
Tbe New York Express thinks that
ninetenths of our people eat too much
flesh. It is a positive injury instead of
a benefit, when eaten twice a day, even
to the hard physical worker. This corn
mniuty could live on at least one-half
the flesh it devours, and be all the bet
ter for the change. We are not sure
that if we ate one-third only of w-hat is
now consumed in the form of steaks,
cutlets, &c., we would not be the gainers
in health and strength, as we certainly.
would in pocket.
TAXABLE PROPERTY IN LAURENS.-We
get from the Auditor, the following state
ment of taxable property in this District:
Real Estate.-.......- - ---.- $2,021,361
Total.--....-..-- -- --- - - -$3,029,065
Ralroad property, Express Company
property, and exempted list-as Court
House, Jail, Poor House, Colleges, School
houses and Church property.-Laurens Her
UNFORTU:NATE OCCURRaENCE.-We regret
to learn that on Sunday of Iast week,
while the family were all in attendance
at chu-ch, the residence of Dr. L. A. H ill,
near Antiocb, in this County, together
with the entire contents, was destroyed
by fire. The origin of the fire is un
HORRIBLE.-The Edgefield Advertiser
learns that the residence of Mrs. Harriet
[undy, who resides about seven miles
from that villinge, was consumed by fire
on Monday night last, and- terrible to re
late, the old lady was burnt to death.
It is said that Adjutant. and Inspector
General F. J. Moses, Jr., has gone to
New Haven, Connecticut, for the pur
pose of purchasing two thousand Spring
field rifles, for the miltit.
Mr. A. 1M. Wicker, has now on draught
TIrE WEATHE:.-The fine spring-like
weather of the past few weeks was most
rudely broken on Saturday last, when it
began to turn cold. Sunday was quite
cold and windy, and altogether just such
a day as one cares not to experience
after such a delightful spell as that of
the weeks previous. On Monday morn
ing there was a very heavy frost, which
did no little damage. Some fear that the
little fruit which escaped frost before
Easter is now killed, but we incline to a
different opinion, owing to the extreme
dryness. The crop will be lamentably
short however. G;arden vegetation in
low and exposed situations suffered to
some extent, while in other places little
or no damage was done.
In regard to Monday's frost the local
feels aggrieved that the town oracle-in
weather affairs-led him astray, or rather
that by his miscalculation he was caught
napping. Friend Solomon, the oracle,
in the most positive terms said there
would be frost on the tenth, but not on
the fifth as happened. He "hadn't
oughter said so," and in practice of his
own familiar teaching should have been
"more particular." Gracious goodness
old feller, just consider the mischief you
may do, and for the sake of the broken
constitution and violated laws, be "more
particular" in future. As to the predict
ed frost of the tenth, it may be well to
look out for it.
HAD "TO PAss."-Some time during the
night, between the hours of go to bed time
of Wednesday, and the customary rising
time of Thursday, the silence which pre
vailed in and around the suburban retreat of
ye local was broken, not rudely and alto
gether, but softly and by degrees by a va
riety of sounds, each of which ran into the
other, until the whole produced a conglom
erate bewilderment. What can the matter
be was thought, what is it and where did it
come from? Did those sounds come from
the spheres? oh no! for scarce would a vis'
tor from the far off stand out in the flower
garden at that hour of the night. Did they
come from below? h:rdly, and for the one
good reason, that our acq:iaintance in those
psrts is but limited. Then whence did they
proceed? We remembere- then of the inter
mediate space, and at.once it flashed upon
us that it must be a sorr: n.iding party-as
the little ones say-who had come to do us
honor. Our he irt g:shed oat at once, and
nched under the influence of so great a com
bintion of honor and rapturing sounds.
h ye sweet scented you hs thought we,
hcow pleasant to dr:aw our mantle or rather
lnket around us and drinik in your soft
nd delicions mu<ic. Ba:t there are two
sides to every picture. Cont.rary to usual
ustom.'ye did not arise, for with sorrow we
emembered that there was nothing in the
ose to draw upon and keep up the kindly
3eligs. A box of Seidli-z powders was the
earest approach to any thing of the pecu
iar kind needed, but we feared tomake the
ffir. The t:me was unsui:ed W~hat a fix
to be c.ught ini. The LtfEct of the music was
lost. In the tr-oubte of that moment we
ancied the party were becoming indignant.
or the playing was wild; the operator on the
horn, vexed tha~t tbe only "horn" available
was the one in his hand, blew in spasms
bicw with an "innorminate" voice-and his
notes now loud and fast, the' in jerks anmd
ail.., seemed to say '-nury drop nary drop,"
while the fiddle only answered to the bow
n melancholy sounds, and the flute became
hoked from great emo':ion. How long the
agony lasted we know not, it seemed an age.
We felt certain that the fa:t would be real
izl sometime, th::t the local intended "to
pa~s," and sure erough it didJ. The end
ame. The music died out on the s:ill night
air in a wait of hitter lament, and our friends
left in sadness. We acknowledge the corn
nd are sorry, if they come again we wi:1 be
prepared to give them a gush.
A TorGU FRITTER.-We indulge our
aders with a little piece of fun which hap
pened at the wedding- breakfast of our dear
friend -- on Thursday morning last.
ht the wedding must have been a happy
one there is n-> doubt, or that it was enjoyed
to the full. In truth the party kept up the
frolic nearly all night. 'and only succumbed
at last when "Murphy" c'.osed some of their
eyes. Folks do not marry every day, and
the couple now in bonds had never tried
it before. The delighted groom paricularly
ran over in glee, and out of his fertile im
agination there camne a bright idea: he re
membered that the morning would be the
first of April, and therefore a good time for
a joke. Happy groom, happy couple, a plan
was concocted and a dish of cotton fritters
was the result. Breakfast ready, all hands.
except the cook, of course, sat down. A
large dish of crispy fri'.ters stood at the
head of the table. How nice they looked,
they were so brown. Well they were handed
round, but whether from want of appetite,
loss of sleep or the 'smelling of a mice', or
something else, although each one helped
him or herself to a portion, no one but -
(well we won't mention his name) tried
their quality. Our friend tried to cut up his
fritter, but in vain, he then worked in his
fork and succeeded in extracting from the
crispy brown covering a part of the 'goodie'
as he innocently imagined. It is not strange
that after so great a difficulty in getting into
the fritter, but little time was lost in putting
the extricated part into his mouth. Then
followed the operat ion of mastication. That
was found to be more difficult even than cut
ting with his knife. Patience however, it
must be good. he was young, In fine.health,
good teeth, and with all day before him, and
he chewed on, and might have chewed till
now, but that he soon made the melancholy
discovery that it was growing larger every
moment; something must be done and soon.
lie was too polite to empty his mouth before
the ladies, and already the unusual size of
his cheeks and his distended eyes were at,
ti-acting attentIon. Well, and what do you
suppose he did with it? He swallowed it at
a gurp, like the man who swallowad the boy
with a'basket of sausages, only he did not
care for any more. W.hen the joke leaked
out, there was no little glee at his expense,
and it is said that Bro. L-lost several
buttons on the occasion.
SOUTHERN MANUFAcTUREa.-Every day we
d;sover new evidences of the rapid increase
of the man ufacttiring interests of the South.
To-day tI e Herald contains the card of Mr.
P. P.~Toale, of Charleston-the extensive
manufacturer of Sashes, Blinds, Doors and
HouseTrimings of every description.
WooD.-Parties indebted to the Hera-ld
office for subscriptions, &c., can make
payment in good oak or pine wood.
We are under obligations to Mr. H.
Bartlett for late and interesting Northern
SAr,--DAr.--The streets were crowd
ed on Monday. The following sales were
made by the Sheriff: One small house
and lot., one-fifth of an acre, $305 ; one
small hontte, containing one eighth of an
acre, $900 ; and one good dwelling-house,
with about one-half acye, $1224. These
were the most important sales.
As was said, a large number of persons
were in town, many of them being attracted
by the posters of Prof. ---, the horse
trainer, who promised a free circus, the
performance to commence at half-past one
o'clock. At the hour specified, the canvaas
tent was erected, and the people flocked
in, without money and without price. The
Professor made his appearance some hour
later, in consequence of "a small chat" as
he termed it, at the hotel. Whether this
delay was designed to create a fever of ex
pectation or not, ctn't be said ; anyhow,
his appearance was hailed with grent enthu
siasm. The Professor and a colored boy,
with a pair of new shoes in his hand, drew
into the ring a double buggy ; the Profes
sor then opened a box, and took therefrom
a set of hells, threw them into the buggy,
cracked his whip, sprang in after the bells,
took off a handsome white felt hat, smoothed
his hair, stroked his luxuriant whiskers,
smiled, looked 'round to see it there were
any ladies present, and then proceeded to
deliver a lecture, from the text "know
thyself, and then the horse will know thee,"
and then in a graceful and eloquent strain,
altogether peculiar to himself, and which
lasted a very considerable time, discoursed
For two hours, or less, the text was not
alluded to, that time being pleasantly oc
cupied with a short history of his eventful
career, interspersed with numerous anec
dotes of men and things, together with the
sayings of a few old women in Kentucky.
In the most convincing manner, the Pro.
fessor showed ti at there are a great many
humbugs, and that lie was not the chief.
This point was largely dwelt upon. Alto
gether, the lecture was well worth the
money, and for ourself, we would have
been equally as well satisfied with it, had
it been shorter. Then followed the per
formance of a trained pony, but not before
the buggy was pushed out; this was good,
that is the pony's exhibition, not the bug
gy, for the negro nearly run it over Mr.
Smith's toes, but Mr. Smith sprang back
and escaped. The Professor then proceed
ed to form a claus, about which time we left,
not being able to remain any longer. We
regretted this very much. We understand
a large class was formed, and that those
who received the lessons on horseology, are
perfectly satisfied We are.
WHAT Dots H VANT WITn IT ?-We
allude to Laurence Marshall's need of a
large amount of money, as advertised f;;r
el,ewhere. He says he is not broke, and
we believe him, but its a puzzle to know
what lie wants with much money. Its but
filthy lucre at best, and we are certain of
ne~thing, and that is that he does not de
ire to lay it up. Perhaps he wants to build
he telegrauh, or start a news paper, or
eriee in the ferr.ale seminary, or establish a
.ouse of reform for vicious boys, or openi a
arge gift concern, or putt his money into
fannel shirts for naked heathene, or start a
June apple orchard, or something else.
Any how, we'll not pnzzle our brain about
he matter. He w~ants~ a pile of it and will
ell cheap to get it. Let him have it.
Is is NEw BUILING.-We notie with
leasure, that our esteemed friend M!ajor
M'ishan is now in thie use of-his fine, large
i elegant store, just completed, on Main
treet, and in c-lose proximity to his old
lace of business. As a Shoe desler, Matj.
W.bolre expQe-ineo", and hspreBnt.
tock both of Shoes and H ats, is very heuavy
and complete. Parties visitinig the city of
Colmbia, will do well to call on him, or
,rder.s can he sent which will be pro nptly
Miany a bout have w-e had with the Major,
in the good "old daze," atnd while ne re
member him in connection with thise past
pleasures, we wish him large success in the
W.- T. TAnnEANT,' in a very attractive
ard, cal's attention to his well selected stock
f gootds, which are offered at fair prices.
is stock is certainly large and complete,
ad embraces almost every article that can
be called for, and an .examination of it can,
nt do any harm. Look in at No. 5. 4
A t R C. Shiver's, Columbia, the specialties
to be had are various and worthy notice.
See his advertisement elsewhere.
At R. H. Marshall's, low prices and cheap
goods rule the day. Call on him and try
Co-partnership in Law-J. M. Baxter
& Silas Sohnstone, Esq'rs.
G. & C. Rail Road Notice.
Reaper, Thresher, &c., for sale-C.
Specialties-R. C. Shiver.
Auction and Gom. Agent-A. C. Kauf
Sweet Potato Slips-L. Marshall.
Is he broke ? - " "
Doors, Sash and Blinds-P. P. Toale.
in Bankruptec--W. Hood.
Choice Goods, Low Prices-R. H.
Assignee's Sale-John R. Leavell As
A highly intelligent lady, a resident of
Syracuse, N. Y., says that she was afflicted,
tnarly a y'ear, periodically, with derange
ment of the circulation; the blood rushing
to the lungs with such force as to threaten
congestion aiid death. This was attended
with the most intense pain in all parts of
the body. Failinxg to obtain relief from any
of the physicians whom she employed from
tie to time, she wais induced to try the
Platation Bitters, and to her surprise and
joy they have relieved her, and sht is now
in good health and flesh.
MAGNOLIA WATER.-Sulperior to the best
imported German Cologne, and sold at half
NEWBERT, April 6.-Cotton quiet at 25k.
NEW YORK, April 37 P M.-Cotton dull
and a shade lower; sales 1,400 bales, at 28k a
28. Flour dull-State Superfine 5.60 a
6-05; common to fair extra Southern 6-45 a
7 00. Gold strong at, 311.
AUGUsTA, April 5.-Cotton market dull;
sales 200 bales; receipts 117-middlings nom'
CH ARLEsTON, April 5-Cotton dull; sales
200 bales-middlings 27j; receipts 541.
A heavy frost, last night, has had a dis%
astrous effect on the sea islands, where the
cotton had generally been planted early.
Nearly all must be replanted, which will
throw the crop back about one month.
LIvuRPooL. April 5 -3 P. M.-Cotton dull
spot 121; afloat 12; Orleans 12k; sales 8,000
CORN DECLINED !!
On Consignment to Mark
3,000 bushels fineVirginia White
CORN. the handsomest now of
fred. Apply to
W. E. COOPER,
Ebolumbia, S. C., Main-Street.
Aril '7 14 1t
IF YOU WANT
Good Rio Coffee.
GOOD IMPERIAL TE1Se
R, HORTON M EIIL
R. C. SHIVER'S: y
W E KEEP FROM THIS TIME FOR.
ward. 'Chelly's French Kid Gloves,"
the best Glove imported.
THOMPSON'S Glove Fitting Corset, "ths
reatest favorite with the Ladies."
ALL of Thompson's and Bradley'=ps
ar styles of Hoop Skirts.
THE handsomest line of imported DRESS
3OGDS ever offered to Columbia buyer$-se
:onceded by all who have seen them.
A most elegant collection of Silk Cov '
ngs, White, Llama, Lace Points,.stBJigg_,
l'rench Lace Points, Shetland and Beg.
THE best line of Domestic Good4a. sa
,ver kept for
Wholesale & Ret
0 Please remember that we gnaranss
;verything we sell in price and-quality; that
s, we bold ourselves responsible and bound
o sell as cheap as any house South, sa are
anious for '-large trade.
R. C. SHIVER.
April 714 tf
W. T. TARRAI
No. 5 Mollohon Row,
NEWBERRY, S. C.,
Respectfully calls attention to his L
nd elegant stock of
Ladies' Dress Goof
Glass, Cro ke , and
o vou wnt an elegant Dress Pattern ?
" " " Beautiful Calicoes ?
" " " Fine and Cheap Homeq!maet
"" " Good Clothing ? .
"" "Cheap and Good Harpeauti
" " ." Glas'. and other kinds of Wars?
"" "any thing in the Dry Goods,
hocery, or other lines,
Of Good Quality and Liept
so call on W. T. TARRANT.
A pril 7 14 tf.
L. C. KAUFMAN,
tutioneer & Commissimalgst
No. 25 BROAD ST.,
C HA RL EST ON, S.C.
Til Buy and Sell Real Estaba,
Bonds, Stocks, Bank Bill, &c.
FX-GOT. B. F, Perry, Greenvjlle S- C.
hlarles T. Lowndes, Charleston, S. C. .aM
esne & Miles, Charlestabi 8.. W. W
aylor, Baltimore-Md. Mel C. ,H .u
~ewberry, S. C. Gen. T. f. L~~
2nd Va. Hon. J. B. Campe. Charles.
nS. C. W.-B. Smithb&Co., CharDees8s,
C. Crane, Boylston & Co. Chro ..
. Pelzer, Rodgers & Co-, Caes,S. C.
~resley Lord & Inglesby, Chrets . C,
. H. Wilson, Charleston, S. C.
Sweet Potath Sli
L. R. MARSAHLLS.
April 7th tf.
A Regular Convocation of
hapter No. 18, R. Ak. M., wifhe-b
n the Chapter 1Room, on Monday n~
ext, A pril 12, at 7 o'cl'ock. C'ompei~
will assemble promptly,- a,ld. wi4b -
By order of the Md. E. fl. ?'.
R. H. Gausraz, Seirsb.
The undersigned have formed a partmse
h.ip for the practice of Law in the ase
Courts and the United State. Gourts, kr
he District of South Carolina. OUos at
ewberry, S. C. . .
JAMES N. DAXTU,
April 7 14 tf.
I will sell at Newberry CourtigShbs oo
the first Monday in May next, one-half Is.
Leret in a Reaper, Thresher, Mower sad
Fan, with necessary banding, be.,buogg
to the Estate of 0. A. Rutherfbrd, s'
Termis of sale cash.
A pril 7 14 St.* Adm's.
n the District Court of'the United
ST ATES-For the Dibtries of South Cae'
lina. In the matter of A. C. Garag
By order o4 the Hon. George &, Dry..,
Judge of the lYnited States Court, I wRi
iell, on Thursday the 29th day of Aprl
instant,. at Newberry Court Bonse,Suh
Carolina, at 12 o'clock, N., all the uigha,
title and interest of A. C. Garlington, Uak.
rupt, in and to the House antdti
in the town of Newberry, on which homew
resides, containing eight .aeres, morn e
Termis of sale cash ; purchass tof
ror stamps and papers. W. F U4E
Apr.i i 14 2t.