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BY R. ?. THOMPSON & CO.]
P?OKENS C. H., S. C., SATUR]
day, thou- can'st nut then bc false to any man."
AY, MAY 20*, 1800.
[VOL. I-NO. au.
Words of Kindness.
Ever speak in tonos of kindness
To the sad and woary heart,
Never let au unkind answer
Cause the bitter tear to start ;
For how many spirits broken,
Crushed beneath a world of care,
11 avo been cheered by kind words spoken,
Choer'd their weary load to bear.
None the human soul can fathom, i
None its mysteries can explore ;
'Tis a wonderful creation
Launched on Time's eventful shore ;
And while earth its wings s?mil trammel,
Few thc pages we may read,
Hut in glory wo may view it
When from mortui vesture freed.
Like an instrument of music
It is delicate y strung,
Then ne'er let a note of sorrow
From its tender chords be wrung ;
But may gentle words awaken
Sounds of joy, and pence, and love,
Such as angel choirs are breathing
In the courts of light above.
Then cvor speak in tones of kindness
To the sorrow-strickeu heart,
And ne er let o word or action ?
Cause tho bitter tear to start ;
For how many spirits broken
Bound beneath a load of care.
Have been oheer'd by kind words spoken
Cheer'd their daily cross to bear.
--BO-- I- w lill g n HMWBM
_T Y. 7"
[From the Greenville Mountaineer.]
Gil HUN VILLI?, May f>th. 18G0.
Messrs. Editora : I beg you will do mc the
favor to insert the following in your paper :
Ou tho evening of the first of May I. said
? omcthiofgr ?o.4lic/r?odj*w?n .WUot.1 saiH-bii<j
been grossly7 perhaps wilfully perverted; and
I make this communication morely that the
people may know what I did say. 1 allow that
?ny man is free to applaud or condemn, ac
cording to his own convictions of right i.nd ?
truth, my public, acts. I have never been so
foolish us to expect universal approbation. I
have not even hoped to esoapo tho puny as
fl&uits of that petty and contemptible malice
which seeks to wound by imputing unworthy
tqcftivea, Ono knows so well that they who
are habitually controlled by evil influences are
so apt to ascribe corrupt intentions to others,
that one soou Icarna to expegt nothing cither
just, generous or tn an ly from such sources.
About "4 o'olook in thc afternoon of the 1st
of May, some gentlemen, curious to see how
thc blucks were conducting themselves, came
to my office, and proposed that I accompany
thom to the place where they were congrega
ted. I retdily consented. As our party np
proached near to the multitude, we were met
by several porsons, who seemed to bo the mas
ters'of the ceremonies, and were very kindly
and courteously requested to draw nearer and
look nt their table. Well, we consented ; but
before wc had penetrated far, the whole mul
titude began to call upon me to speak to them.
And though when ?I left my ollicc t had no
more expectation of making a speech than I
Iud of .committing a murder, I felt that an
opportunity foV good had ofFered itself, and I
?aid " I am pleased to sec that you enjoy youl
holiday in innocent recreation. The earth has
been made beautiful for every Irving creature,
?nd God is Willing that every heart should re
joice in thc gay sunshine. But we may only
enjoy holidays now and then. The vast nw
' jority of thc day's of every man's life must be
days of labor. God has said that j in thc
sweat of thy face, shalt thou eat bread,' and
?loco that utterance human life has been a
scone of earnest}* continuous toil. JNo utan
has a right to be idle, and in'all, ages and
countries, and in all phases .of society, they
have been found to bo happiest who have most
remembered this.? Some people .seem to think,
perhaps you may imagine, that the interests''
of the white and black races in tho South arc
antagonistic. But this is a sad mistake. Hu
man society is so constituted'that it is impos
sible to dissever tho true interest of ono chis
in a community from thai of. another Your
people^constitute tn thc South a largo majori
ty of what is oalled tho laboring population,'
and while this is so, what qtTects you injuri
ously must injure all. We cannot dispenso
with your labor, and you will find that wo aro
'equally necessary to you. lt hits so fallen out
that we must live together in ono, oomnion
?country, and the best interests of both classes
require that w6 should live together on terms
, ?f inututil kindness and good will. You tire
w?int may bc termed the peasantry of the
South, and whatever makes you wiser and
better, whatever may make you more industri
ous and frugal, must make you more Useful
members of the community iu which ^you may
live. ? The sutn of human action is made up
of tlie discharge or of the violation of duty..
Mo who best understands what duty is, will
bo most likely to discharge it efficiently.
Therefore, it is, that whatever adds to man's
intelligence, adds to his capacity for useful
ness, and hence everyman who thinks wisely
und wishes well for his country, desires to see
tho growth and spread of knowledge amoug
all dusses of the population. Northern poli
ticians affect to believe that the white men of
the South are your enemies, and that they
will not deal justly by you. You will find,
however that the Southcru people are in fact
your best friends, und if you will take tho
trouble to reflect, you will see why this must
beso. Aport from the national sympathy we
must feel for a people with whom we have
heen familiar from thc cradle, with whom we
linve had such long and such intimate social
relationships, from whom wo have received
and to whom we have extended so many offices
of kindness, and .who we know not to be re
sponsible for the great changes which have so
disastrously affected* 'us, we must protect your
industry and promote your happiness by wise
laws and a just administration, because our
most manifest interests will require this of us.
Only think now. If you are peaceable and
orderly, industrious and honest, we know that
you will be useful to us, while if you ure idle
und disorderly, wo know that you will be use- .
less und a pest. Is it not then our iut?rcst to
inspire.you with motives of good conduct
Further, wo k,n?w that if you pcrceivo tha?
Wh sn Wt* ?f^^ '
you are respected QUO projected, you will have
a very large measure of motive to honesty and
industry. And if, on tho other hand, you
should find.that no virtue can shield you from
injustice, we know that you will want much
of that motive to good conduct, which he who
acts from his own volition must have, to be
come a useful member of society. We have
acquiesced in the results of the recent war,
and, like a wise and brave people, will endeav
or to make the best of a situation from "which
we cannot escape."
This is what I said, and this was kindly re
ceived, und I feel sure that if the men of the
country, of position und influence, would seek
opportunities to speak to the^e. pimple, much
good would result. I remained on thc ground
about fifteen minutes; the .people were quiet
and orderly. Respectfully, your servant,
W. K. EASLEY. ..
? . Wholesale Truth. ' ,
Tho "Louisville Journal " thus pertinently
discusses thc question which the Radicals will
suffer nobody to forget.
The worst thing that can be dono for the
freed negro at the present time is to make
him a politician, which is just wjiat thesuper
philanth'-ophists, so-called, are attempting to
bring about. If there is any one thing that is
clear, and which admits of no kind of doubt
at all in the mind of any tuan acquainted with
the freedmen and tho condition of the South
at tho present time, it is that the ex-slave is not
now fit to become a politician. It must ruin
him. It must bring him untold unseri?s. It
must rfluse his pussions. It must make him
idle and insolent, vicious and dishonest. It
must tcifd tb produce" a conflict of races, and
to reproduce in this country upon an extend
ed scale all the horrors of Hayti and Jamaica.
It must curse t?ie South with ii:-'escribable
curses. It must-cripple its industry and re
duce it to barbarism. It must impoverish
tho North and overwhelm it with taxation.
Tho N'igro is not now -fit for politics. Ile
is not superior to thc white man-if the su
per-philanthropists, so called, will excuse such
a heresy-and tho, white man cannot take
.caro of and digest more than ono grout thought
at a tiuio. The negro is now free. Freedom
is, consequently, his great thought. Give him
time to assi m i lato that and incorporate it prac
tically into his constitution before thrusting
something else upon him, before making him
politician as well as freedman. Hitherto he
has not taken care of himself, and has had a
master to tako caro of hi nj. It remains there
fore to be seen, first of all', whether ho is able
to mauago freedom and pr?vido for his own
'wants ; morul and physioal, for if it should
turn out that ho cannot do that much, then it
will certainly follow that hco?unotdo that
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mid irtuething else. If he cannot manage
freedi in alone, ho cannot manage both free
dom l id politics at thc same time. Let him
'tusslo a(ith freedom first, ( and see which will
get th. victory.
lette] from Gen- Early m Regard to Mexico.
HAVANA, April 15, 18G6.
To iM?ditor of the New York News:
Sil : I have just returned from Mexico, af
ter, a fjourn of three months in that country.
Havii 2 received from Virgiuia several letters
of im airy in regard to the prospect for emi
grant! to Mexico, aud having l?arne?l that
uianyA>crsons in that as well as the other ?
'SouthYr? States desire to emigrate, 1 will ?
state?.a\rough your coumns, thc result of
my own .observation and tho1 information rc
cicvedfrtm others on. whose judgment I could
rely. ?must state, in tho 'irst plucc, that my
porsonul observation of the country was con
fined fjftwhat I saw in passing and repassing'
over th? stage route fruin Vera Cruz to the
city of ?M?xico, thc grouter part of my time
haying-been spent in the latter city. The
lands j;i]thea Cordova district and about Ori
zava, Jtjfrough which tho ?tage route passes,
ifre un<?estionably rich, and intelligent gen
tlemertjwho had seen other parts of the coun
try, infirmed me that thcro were other dis
tricts iii whioh the lauds were very rich, and
capable/ if being made very productive by thc.
proper ' lao of capital and labor. But colon
ists 'will have ninny diihculties to encounter
in all o? thom. 'There has been no systemat
ic effort to survey or ascertain tho locality of
thc pub lo lands until that recently made un
der tli<j superintendence of Gen. Magruder,
Chief 4 tho Land Office. AU the lundsat
have supplied but? small number of colonists.
Laud titles in Mexico are in a very unsettled
condition, and but.few men know the bound
aries of their own lands. So Uninformed is the
Government itself in regard to the lands to
whioh it hus claims, that in making a contract
with Gen. Hovdeman, of Texas, for the
survey of the puplie lands in Durango, the
whole risk and expense of discovering those
lands have been thrown on him, and he is to
receive compensation only in thc event of his
being able to find and survey the lands, the
Government not even undertaking to furnish
him protection against guerillas and robbers
while he is engaged in fulfilling his contract.
The lands offered hy private individuals in al
ternate sections to colonists, so far as I am in
formed, are in remoto districts, where the Lib
erals, or Dissidents, as they aro called, have
control, and the Government can afford no
protection. The very highly colored accounts
of the country and its resources whioh have
been published, and thc expectation of a large
influx of emigrants which have been excited,
have caused proprietors having lands for sale
to increase enormously thc prices asked for.
them, and many persons who have recently ar
rived ,in the country have been unable to pro
cure lands either from the Government or
from private individuals. The legitimate con
sequence of all this has been, that many are
returning in a great state o? dissatisfaction ;
while others, who relied on the delusive prom
ises of aid from thc Government, find them
selves not only without thc means of obtain
ing lands, but of returning to their former
homes. It is exceedingly difficult for those
who havo succeeded in getting lands to procure
labor to put them in a state of cultivation, as
tho native population cannot bc relied* on for
that purpose. All idea of procuring assist
ance from the Government must be abandon
ed by those who desire to emigrate to tho coun
1 have no doubt that Mexico hasrecources
which, undera stablo Government, and with
capital and labor sufficient, arc susceptible of
a very considerable development ; but those
who go there expecting to find tho beautiful
and fruitful laud which is described in some
of the published accounts, will be doomed to
cs sad a disappointment os that experienced
by the old Spanish conquerors in their
search for tho fabled Eldorado. On tho rail
road which is being constructed from Vera
Cru? to the city of Mexico, practical and expe
rienced engineers, contractors and meohnnics
may find employment; but otherwise very few
positions sro open to those who do not wish
, to cultivate the soil. Physicians who can
speak tho language can get permission to prac
tice their proic?sioD j hut beyond this there is
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no opening whatever foT any of the learned
profession. ; '
As to the stability of tfie Government, I
will state that 1 have no information except
what may be obtained by any sojourner in the
couutry who cannot speak tho language.
Though I remained in thc national capital for
nearly three months}, I did not see, even casu
ally, so far as I know, the Emperor, Empress
or any Minister of the Government, nor did
I seek to see them. I think, however. I am
warranted in saying that any one who. desired
to make Mexico his permanent home, must do
so without reference to the duration of the
present Government. Information as to tho
length of time which that Govctnmeut is to
be maintained in the country is not to be ob
tained in Mexico
I have ?ot advised any of my personal
friends to emigrate to the country, and wy
knowledge is not sufficient to justi/y me iu .
now giving arty positive advice cither way; but
though my determination to remain in exile
is unchanged, I feel a deep interest in the wel
fare* of all my countrymen of the Southern
States, and the knowledge which I obtained
from my own ol s'i vutiou, ns well us from the
informat? n of others, is sufficient not only to
authorize me, but in my estimation, to make
it my duty to advise all those who are desirous
of seeking uew homes not to give up their
present ones and emigrate to Mexico until they
shall have examined the country in person, or ?
ascertained through some friend, on whoso
judgment and experience they can rely, that
their situation will be bettered. Above all, let
no man who has a wife and children carry them
to Mexico until he has secured a certain homo
and a fair prospect of support for them. By
I observing thia cuutlon much disappointment '
for publication, us I have no doubt that iu
that way it will sooner roach the mass pf the
renders for whom it is intended.
Respectfully, J. A. EARLY.
IN 1859, a gentleman by thc name of Tal
bot Green, of Teun<s>ce, afterwards an officer
in the late rebel army, published a popular
work, entitled "A Winter in tho Federal
City," in which he positively .asserts that
(. Andrew Johnson, in spite of thc fates, would
be Chief Magistrate of the Ui ited Stato be
fore the close of the year 18G5," that " his
administration would be stormy ; that he would
labor und? r extraordinary embarrassment*,.
but would eventually make one of the most
popular Presidents that ever ruled America."
Whether he bo " un profita or the son of a *
prophet," tho prediction has becomo so far
I literally true.-National Intelligencer.
jff??r- Washington, Madison, Monroe, Har
rison, Tyler and Taylor, wcro Episcopalians ;
Jefferson, John Adams, and John Quincy
Adams, were Unitarians ; Jackson, Polk and
Lincoln, were Presbyterians ; Van Buren waa
of the. Dutch Reformed Church. The survi
ving Presidents are Fillmore, a Unitarian,
Pierce, a trinitarian Congregationalist, till re
cently he has joined thc Episcopal Church ;
Buchanan, an Episcopalian during his term
of office, but is said to have joiner) the Pre?*
byteriaus this year; and' Johnson issa Pres
A DEATH-BF.D MARRIAGE.'*-% marriage
took place in the city on Wednesday lust, fol
lowed by tho announcement of tho death of
the bridegroom on tho following day. Th?
circumstances of this.case make it one of Si<d
und peculiar interest, lt not unfrcquently
happens tlrot a bride or groom, soon after tho
performance of thut rite* which knits the dear
est and. holiest of bonds, is suddenly tuke^
uwoy-in, the midst of health and a new found
happiness. Then the aflliot.ion is indeed ter
rible to the bereaved, because unanticipated.
But in tho prcsont instance, the youug man
' having returned recently from the army, wa?
? confined to his bed from a disenso contracted
i iii the scrvioe. Hay by day he sank visibly?
and it Was evident that his day was not far
\ distant. In this extremity his affianced aske4
? that the marriage ceremony might be uo loop:?
cr delayed, in order that she- might be hi?
hvide, though but a few short hours, that for
lifetime she might be tA widow,of one vaho
had so bravely served nia'co*untry. Under
these circumstances the marriage was consum
mated ; and so it comos to pass that between,
the wedding and the burial there Hes but tb*
breadth of a single day. .s
VMemphis Bulletin, April
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