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THE COURIER.
~ BY KEITH, 8MITH & OQ.
WALHALLA jr'S. C.:
THURSDAY, J ULY 12, 1877.
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THC GHANOE,
Tho formers of this County hnvo lost very
tnuoh of tho interest (hoy onoo felt in tho Order
of tho Patrons of Husbandry. In fact, with
tho excoption of a fow Oranges, tho Order ox
ists only in nomo among us. Wo aro sorr,y to
see this indifference on the part of farmers to
nu organization which, properly used, is calcu
lated to do SO much good to tho agricultural
intorosls of tho Stato and ?County. Agriculture
is tho foundation and support of every profes
sion and avocation in life and is thc groat source
of tho woaltb and prosperity of our State.
Whatever, therefore, tonds to ndvanco agricul
ture, whclhor by promoting tho social, intel
loctuil or financial comli'ion of tho farmers, is
worthy of tho palronago of cvory good citizen.
Tho Orango has specially for its' object Ibo im
provement of tho social and intellectual condi
tion of thc farmers of tho country by bringing
thom together at stated periods and discussing
and interchanging views upon tho various
branches of agriculture, stock raising, tho best
variety of seeds, &j. Thoro is nothing which
tends moro to expand tho mind and improve tho
understanding than discussion. With farmers
this may bo a plain narration of facts connected
with tho growth and tillage of somo product of
tho farm, but ns a matter of oxperienco it is
valuablo and iustruotivo to all. Meetings of
tho farmers, who have by oooupalion a unity of
interest and pursuit, produce a unity of feeling
and action in all that concerns thc truo interests
of tho class, at thc samo (?rac that a feeling of
friendship and sooial enjoymctit arc ongenderod
botweon tho husbandmen and matrons of caoh
neighborhood. Each loara much from tho
other, and caoh is stimulated with a desire to
improve in tho various branches of duty in
order to cxcol' lheir neighbors. Thia gcuorous
rivalry wonderfully develops tho profits of tho
farm, and tho peace, prosperity and sooial caste
of the neighborhood aro at a premium.
Thc Order is farther calculated to bonefit its
mcnibors financially by concert of action and
co-operation in buying and selling. Tho mem
bers of a Orango can unite and through their
"Maslcr order their lending supplies in bulk, thus
gotting them at wholesale prices and dividing
thom according to their interests, or they may
arrange with a local merchant, which is helter,
to buy.all their supplies from him for cash and
at a low stipulated profit. It is manifest to
evory business man that a morchant, (o secure
a large cash trade, can mid will sell at small
profits to tho benefit ot' himself mid thc farmers
ul i Ice. In rich and populous sections co-opera
tive or'Grange stores arc established with nn
agent who receives only nslipuhitcd percentage
on sales. In a poor and thinly sottlod county
liko ours a Orango store would not succeed,
though pur people might arrange to doal with
tho Orango store at Anderson to their benefit.
Either of thc two olhor plans mc open lo our
people and can bo successfully worked to tho
bonofit finanoially of the farming olnss.
There cnn bo no question to a thinking mind
but tho great object of tho Orange is lo improvo
tho social and' intellectual, and, incidentally, tho
financial condition of tho farmers, and lhere can
bo no question but with a proper usc of thc
Order this important object eau and will bo
effectu?t id.
Why have not Grangers received these beno
fils? Thoy have and still do in thoso sections
where thoy tnko an interost in tho Order and
U30 ito agenoics for their benefit. No man can
learn by simply attending school, nor will grass
dio nt tho sight of a hoc or plow carried on (ho
shoulder of a laborer through tho field. To get
benefit from school tho person must apply his
mind and energies to his studies, and to kill
grass the hoc and plow must bo used for their pro
por purpose. No organization-sooial, moral,
intellectual or religious-can benefit its mom
bors uuloss thoy uso its powers aud agencies as
thoy vero designed to bc employed.
A fow- individuals in (his Coun(y hovo usod
tho Orango in making.their purchasos of leading
supplies for several years, and have dorlvod
great pecuniary benefit from it. Tho groat
bulk of thc farmers, however, havo contented
themselves with joining tho Order, and by not
using its agencies, failing to get immediato
benefits^ they havo lost all interest and fallen'
book into tho old groovo of lion and credit,
annually exemplifying tho systom of living from
hand to mouth. This should not bo. lt is truo
tho Order promisos and will afford peounhiry
bonofits lo all who properly avail thomsolves of
Us privileges-ami agenuics, and these pemunary
benefits are^ft'k-lnd of oomonl to bind all classes
of formers lathe Ordorj but tho Granger should
mot forgot'thal the highest and noblost bonofits
.of tho Order are tho* sooial and intellectual iin
provemenfcit? proposes and is so well calculated
to effeol in v. community. Through the Orango
nil important quosllons affecting tho interests of
farmers can bo discussed and unity of opinion
and action ?arrlvod at, What legislation is
TlOCdod to "further the agricultural interests- of
tho State can lc considered and oarricd out, and
every vital interest bo secured to this great body
of the people Tho Orango makes the farmors
of tho State an irroslstiblo body In power and
Influence for good in legislation, In morals, in
education and In sool?l development: Will they
US? it. mid honedt themselves And Ute State? Or
will thoy: roprosentlnit the1 great body nf tho
people, tho btilk of (he wealth of llmSfalc, the
ti&?gBstulQas 93S?i??S?S^?t i ga ?sS?gH
?tm eua non of every pursuit in lifo, stand
Boparate and allow trie sc-Sptro to bo held by
those less interested Ia tito general prosperity of
agriculture?
At this time these vlow? desorvo tho earaest
consideration of out farmers. An effort is hoing
made to revive the flagglag interest in the
Oranges of the County, ant) it meetfpur oordlal
support. Though j/r'lawyer, We aro a farmer,
and love tho farm' with its peaceful pursuits.
?Wo'focl a-doop' interest' In*1 this great source of
eur prosperity, and believing a proper uso and
appreciation of Ufo Orange'will greatly _ benefit
tho farmers, wo doslre to seo thora rovired.
Tho 1'omona Orango at its mooting on tho 4th
instant recommended urgently that all tho sub
ordinate Oranges have ono or moro meetings
between Ibis and the next meeting of Pomona,
and that every Orango send a full delegation to
tho next' Pomona' Orango. It is proposed to
establish somo system1 of trade either through
an agent or a oo-oporative store, whoroby tho
Patrons of this County caa soourc tho pecuniary
benefits of tho Order. To discuss and arrange
a plnu to seouro this desirable end will bo thc
leading objeot of tho next mooting, and all are
Interested in it. Committees have been ap
pointed lo confer with morohants and report to
the next meeting, when the whole matter will bc
determined upon. Let the Masters of all thc
subordinate* Oranges of thc County got theil
Granges together and lay this subject bofon
thom, and let them labor to revive on interest lt
the Order. Do not read this article and thou di
nothing, but you farmers. Masters of Granges
holding responsible positions, should and mus
exert yourselves to got a meeting and Stir U|
your members to work. Wo now havo a gooi
government, and let tho tamers unito and furlho
tho profits oT ogrioulture, by rcduoiug expense
and improving the system of tilingo. Let then
learn from cooli other and progress accordingly
Tko Feuco Law.
Wo clip the following from tho Marlbor
Planter as tho views of the editor upon th
practical working of tho no fence law and il
tendency to promoto strife, litigation on
neighborhood difficulties:
Suppose tho stock so enclosed shoal
happen to escape in tho night mid next mort
ing a planter, who was careful to guar
against such accidents and keep bis own sloe
from depredating upon his neighbors, sboul
look out of a morning upon his growing ero
of wheat, corn an 1 oats, and seo a drove i
cattle belonging to his noigbbor that lin
"accidentally" oscapod from his enclosure
quietly eating np tho Inst stalk that bc bad
what then? Wouldn't thcro bo moro or lo
of cuss words flying about those catlin, ar
wouldn't that planter loso Iiis crop withoi
redress from bis noigbbor, who, under, ll
shade ol tho homestead law, might defy hi
to do lt ?a worst, when ho hus nothing that tl
law cnn ronch. How could tho planter colic
his mouoy, even if he obtained n judgmcn
Tho rulo is that tho party suing is al wa;
liable for tho costs, if they cannot bc co
looted from thc defendant. So it might, at
would happen, that for a crop calen up I
cattlo tho planter would biso it and havo
pay thc costs for suing tho niau whose cutt
destroyed it.
It seems lo tho writer that this no fen
law would bc a perfect millennium for t
hundreds of little yearlings that uro sc
ploughing in tho fields nround us. Of cour
these hungry, starving creatures havo to c
tho owners have no enclosures sufficient
keep thom in securely, and of coursa th
will get out every night and what thou?
Such lawing and paying of costs was nc
heard of as this now privilege granted to I
planters of losing their grow ing crops, accoi
ing to tho fenco law. would afford. Th
would bo moro business in tho courts tl
ever boforo, and whilst tho planters gr
poorer and pooror every day, tho law ye
sheriffs, clerks and trial justices would nil ,
fat.
This seems to us tobo tho practical wot
ing of this "no fence law," and wc cant
our friends not to try tho experiment. It
OOllld bo certain that oycry ono owning cat
would bo equally honest nnd capable, us
keeping them at homo, all might bo well; I
ovcry ono knows that this would not bo I
case, ond somo would even bo glad to i
their cattlo faring well upon somo otl
person's crop, without any expense to tho
selves. Tboy would always get out of th
onclosures "occidentally," but thcro would
no "accident" us to what they ntc-it woi
bo gone, without any hopo of redros?!
What shall wo say as to tho peace of
neighborhood, liable, tu bo disturbed both (
and night by quarrels between neighbi
arising out of tho trespasses which unonclu
crops would tempt other? to commit?
We think this law would bo moro nj
tormcd a law to destroy tho growing cn
oroato quarrels amongst neighbors i
friendly, and increase tho incomes of oil tl
who lojk to costs for a support.
'.Lot well enough alono" is n good
maxim. Hotter keep up your fences t
loso your crops and quarrel with your nci
hors.
In tho main wo agree with thom eons
vio WS of tho editor. Tho law is coria
defective, and undor tho constitution a law
novcr bo mado to effectually protoct tho ii
cats of tho farmer who may suffer from
depredations of tho. stock of others. I
woll known that tho provisions of tho he
stood luw' protect from ono half to t
fourths of our pooplo from tho forcod co
tion of damages. This hoing tho ca?o 1
remedy has tho "good: fnrmor, when tho 1
fenced stock of another, owning loss proj
than that exompted'from 'lovy and ealo u
tho constitution, bas broken out of its
closuro and destroyed his crops? Ho
8U0, get judgmont, and for his loss and tr?
ho will havo to pay tho cost, thus nddin
injury to wrong. Scotion 3 cf tho
makes tho owner of animals found nt
in any township whero tho stock is enc
liable to owners of crops for nil damages
by such' animals. Section 4 provides
remedy by complaint beforo a Trial Ju
who will givo judgment for tho damages
logal costs. Of course tho exemption
will bold good'against tho judgmont, BO
responsible mon must fence their stock o
damages, and' thon'suffer their crops
dostroyed by tho stock'of irresponsible poi
or fence their crops against such stock,
thus compelled to fence both their steel
I their orops.
Tho only romOdy-for this defect in th
is either-to chango the Constitution, ab
ing the homestead or modifying it so
covor suoh dobts, or to make it a' or?
offonco, punishable by Ano and imprisoi
fer a porson to fail to endoso his stook '
foooo which is "hoss high, bull strong a
tito." Tho first would take timo, and i
loss could not bo passed by a'vote
pooplo. Tho lattor would load'td' ?
litigation to the heavy expenso of tlc
payers in costs of prosecutions. Be!
doubt about the effect of a ohonge i
view of -the defects of ibo law,' or tho re
under the law, weare iuolihed to'thc c
?f.' '
that it is the part of wisdom for our people
either.ld "let vtoll ?uough ?tono," or nt loftsl
to nw nit the notion of other oountios and soo
tho prnotioal workings of the law.
1 *? ? .? wm
WALHALLA. COLLEGE.
Tho Intorost ia a College at Walhalla is
unabated. Tko stockholders moot onoo a
wook, and will continue to do so until tho plan
is thoroughly matured and good professors
scoured. At tho last mooting Dr. J. B. j
Adgor was unanimously chosen as President
And a committee appointod to oonfer with him
about aeoopting tho position. Wo havo not
yot loarnod what thc doctor will do, but wo
hope ho will aooopt and give his personal
supervision and influonoo to tho College until
it has boon firmly ostablishod and put in suc
cessful operation. Tho Committoo on Pro
fessors are opening correspondence with a
numhir of well informed Presbyterian divinos
with tho viow of selecting euitablo and com
petent professors. In tho meantime tho work
of endowment goos on, tho sum alroady sub
scribed amounting to sixteen thousand dollars.
As yet thoro bas been no canvass of tho
county, but preparations are hoing mado to
oall on all our citizens from whom wo hopo to
obtain help. Bonds havo boon prepared and
signed for tho subscriptions already mado. If
wo moot with tho success wo oxpoot in tho
County, and which tho enterprise really do?
servos, wo hopo before Soptcmbor to havo
an ondowmont fund of $25,000 scoured by
bond, with tho intorost to bo paid sotni annu
ally. If tho Presbyterian Church will tako
bold of thc institution, then wo regard it au
assured fact.
Educational.
Tho Newborry Herald bas some kind words
for our Collogo. ,AU it has spokon for us wo
rooiprooato with intorost in behalf of Newberry
Collogo, now por manen tl y locotod among its
first founders. Wo havo always advocated
that institution and wish it great success in
the n?bto work of educating the youth of tho
country. Thero is no feeling of hostility
towards it by our pcoplo, b it ono of love and
rognrd. There should bo no competition bo
tween it and our College, except that generous
rivalry in n goed causo which promotes good
fooling and success. Tho causo of education
is too high and worthy to enlist opposition to
schools and colleges wherever located. Every
effort to di88cminato knowledge wherever
mado has our Cod speed, nod tho field of
ignorance is so wide that there is ample work
for institutions of learning in every County of
ihcStuto. Wo desire to seo our Collego a
success, and wc hopo in tho futuro to hoar
that Newberry Collogo hus not slackened in
her march to a larger patronage and a wider
sphere of usefulness, and that both institu
tions may become great centers from which
moral and intellectual power and influence
will radiate. Every institution of learning,
Irom pole to polo and from ocean to ocean,
wherever maa ha3 a name and habitation, has
our best wishes for success. Wo wish there
wero moro of thom. Wo wish a college or
high school was in reach of every family in
our State, and that every family would avail
themselves of the bonefitsof such institutions.
Tho peoplo would bo better, tho government
purer and thc industrial pursuits of tho citi
zens would bo directed by a more enlightened
judgment.
S(ut<: G ru ugo.
A summer meeting of tho Slate Grange will
ho held at Anderson Court House on (ho Hi li of
August next. All members of thc Order ure
urged to attend mid tho puhlic generally ave in
vited. The State Agricultural Society and thc
Anderson Agricultural Society will meet at thc
sa nc time and place. It is expected that essays
and discussions will bc had in public on various
subjects connected with thc farm, and thc
Master has charged tho following Pomona
Oranges with essays: Anderson, fence or slock
law; Vork, immigration; Richland, phosphates;
Charleston, usury; Abbeville, railroad trans
portation; Laurens, labor; Orangcburg, lifo in
insurance; F.dgclichl, co oporalion. Pomona
Oranges not named aro requostcd lo prepare ah
essay on some interesting subject, and essays
from ia li vidual Patrons aro expected; on fish
culturo hy Thomas Woodward; horticulture by
lt. Nf. Sims; bec culturo by A. P. Huller, &o.
Tho Executive Commit too have passed tho fol
lowing resolution:
Remitted, That tho following Patrons bo in
vited to cither read an essay or open thc discus
sion by an address upon thc subjects named, viz:
Dr. St. Julien Ilavcncl. on phosphates and ferti
lizers; Gen. Johnson llagood, on blooded stock;
E. L. Hocho. of Ashley Orange, on the usury
law; Gen. Iii ut (on, on cattle; J. D. Wylie, on
boo culture; Dr. J. II. Foster, on poultry; Dr.
Forman, on upland rice culture; Richard Tozer,
on plantation Oginos: Cot. Thomas Taylor, cn
corn fertilizers; lredcll Jones, on tenant system;
W. W. Russell, of Anderson, on railroad trans
portation; Julius Mills, on immigration; H. F.
Craylon, on fenco law; Major Woodward, on fish
culture.
Nearly all thc moclings will bo publio and
cannot fail to prove interesting and instructivo
to all.
DANCING.
At thc closo of tho morning exorcises in tho
Baptist Church, last Sabbath, Dov. W. W.
Sanders stated ho would lecture nt night on
tho subject of dancing, considering the argu
ments for and agni nat tho practice, and whether
it should bo indulged in or opprovod of by
Christians. As preliminary to tho discourse
and germano to some of tho views which
Would bo presented, tho 7th Chapter of Pro?
verbs' and tho 150th Psalm wero rond. No
toxt was fovujally taken, though an nppropri
ato ono was men tinned, as evil communications
corrupt good munnora. Tho lin?'of argument
was substantially ns follows;
Tho subject is one of public interest and tho'
propriety of dancing has long agitated tho'
Christian mind. If dancing is right or harm
less in its tendoncios, then no ono should
oppose it; but if it bo wrong or ovil in its
tendencies, then it should meet with opposi
tion. If Christian? declare it to bo wrong or
evil in its tendencies, thoy should bo ablo and
willing to give their reasons for it, and tho'
peoplo havo a right to know those reasons.
Tho usual" arguments in favor of dancing
aro embraced ululer tinco heads. Tho first
argumont is drawh'Trom'tho Bible, whoro it
tells ns of good pooplo indulging^ in it. Tho
dows, tho chosen people of God, froqdohtly
dancod. If it wore' wrong would not God
have expressly forbidden if,', and yot WO* find
in tho last Psalm thd expression, "Praiso God
I with the dunce." Tho Bible dooa uot con-4
. T-'-i Ti fed r A rf Sfejj
donni every tiling that is wrong. Forhutanoo,
polygamy ia not condumnod tn tito Old Testa ?
mont, nod yet who would contend it is right
for this ronson. Tho Bible lays down gonoral
moral principles nnd rules of conduct which
impliedly oondomn all ungodliness and all
improper practic?n. It could not particularize
overy offence without hoing voluminous and
tedious. Bosidos tho dancing of tho Bible
differs from that of tho present day. In all
rooorded instances but ono person danced, or
if sovoral wore engaged onch was nn individ
ual, separate and distinct from the others.
There was no contact of hands or persons
Further, tho object of tho .Jewish danoo was
tho worship of Qod, and who would say tho
dancing of tho ball rooms of to-day had such
an object. Tho ?dca nnd existence of God is
far from their thoughts nt such timos These
two material differences exist us to Ibbie
dancing nnd tho pastiuio of to-dny. If Chris
tinas will danoo let thom come to tho house of
Qod on tho Sabbath and dance separately,
having in view nnd in their honrts thc worship
of U id; but let no ono try to connect tho
dancing of totday with that ofiho Biblo nnd
thus justify it.
Tho second argument for dancing is found
in Ecclesiastes, whore tho writer says, "To
everything there is n season, and a time to
overy purp >se under tho sun," * * *
"A time to mourn and a time to dnneo," &?.
This cannot bo construed Into nu argument
that dancing is right. In tho same chapter
wo find these words: "A timo to kill and a
time to beul. * * A timo to lovo and a
timo to bato. ' Will nny ono say thc?o ex
pressions make killing or bating right or
excuse'?!'." .:? Tho hitigungC means properly
ihoro is a ti r.o in which those things "r^ 1 >n-,
or that there is as much (imo to murder ns to
pray, or to bato us lo lore. Hence if ibis
chapter approves dancing then it also tip
proves of mur leting and h iting, which to tho
Christian would ho rejected ns abhorrent to
every i lea td deilji.
Tho third argument, und the ono nm t
relied on hy tho adv?cales of il.Hieing, is that
it tenches p. il Heness and gr.ico of movement,
and that these ure essential pit ??sport* to good
society. l).iiicing rolers only lo tlie cultiva
tion ol' ibo body, thc exorcise of the physical
append ages of man. No ono will say its
object is i?? train or cultivate thc bund or tho
heart, to ex pan 1 lite mind und relino thc
Sensibilities ol our nuloro. Now all line
politeness springs from a right heart, directed
by a cultivated mind, und hence it follows that <
thc cultivation of thc mind and heart can
alone engender und develop true p-ditcnoss.
Dancing having no intliienocin this direction,
cannot bo essential to true politeness. 1
Besides, u man who has nut enough common ?
aenso to conduct himself properly in society 1
and learn by observation, hus not sense enough
to deserve or maintain a position in g>od
sicicty. The tamp is virtually Inn uo to
grace of in ivemont, f>r though it is tu bc de
sired, yet il n man's pnsiti oi in society de
pended un de position nf his feet or sumo
other liait), he would bli his standing hy ll 1
slender thread.
Why do wc regard dancing wrong uni op
poso il?
First. Any person who will look around
will hod that iw.ii .si all thc pious ami godly
people of his lu'ipitliiittiuoo opp .se dancing
Those ure not nil old logics, or ol.I people, who
take 1)0 pleasure in seeing young people enj ry
themselves; but many of those nie young mid
lively and like io witness tho innocent diver
sions of youth. This i$ a presumptive argu
ment against it. Pious people lind it a duty
to study moral questions, und the great bulk
of the confessedly pious say dancing is wrong
both by their ? ords and nets. Their opinion
on such sulfcjccts is worthy of serious consid
eration und should have a controllinginlluoncc,
unless good reasons to tho contrary bo shown.
Second. In what consists tho great charm
of dancing, for that it is fascinating to tho
young must be udiiiiltcl? Where is the
charm? Docs it consist in jumping nbont
over the floor and exercising thc limbs? If
so, to follow Ibo plow would be equally fasci
nating, ns it nfiords equally good nod health
fol exercise. It cannot bc in that. Docs it
consist in keeping time to music? If so,
would it noi bc less laborious und cquully
charming to keep limo in your mind or with
your hand or ii stick ns with your toot? It
cannot bo in that. Docs it lio in thc pleasure
of observing graceful movements on tho floor?
If this wero true, thcro would bo more
observers than dancers, for all must admit,
that n hotter view of tho movemonts din bo
lind by looking on limn by Inking part in
it. It. cannot bo in this. Docs it proceed from
one person moving with another to mUaio? If
so, then there would be ns much charm for n
man to danoo with n mau, or n lady with a
lady ns to dnnco with each other, nnd dancers
will deny this. Thc great fascination of tho
dnnco lies in tho fact that one is u malo mid
thc other n fcmnle. Mer. will talk together
for hours nnd seem lo enjoy thomsolvcs nnd
often they travel for weeks together without
tiring, but they will not dnnco togcthor. The
enjoyment of tho dunce grows out of thc fact,
that tho parties uro malo nnd femalo und
thcro lies tho danger. M vii thoughts mid
pnsssions ure likely to be excited by thc
contnet mid exhilaration of thc dunce. Is it
consistent with gonuine chastity for n Indy in
thc first flush of maidenhood, wann, vigorous
and impulsive, to ho hugged up nnd tossed
about by n mnn equally excitable, robust nnd
vigorous? If so, 1 IniTC formed n wrong iden
of genuino chastity. If the warm Contact of
two persons, malo nnd female, in vigorous
youth docs not tend to oxcito tho animal
passions mid to nronso licentious thoughts,
thon I nm professedly ignorant of tho first
principios of depraved human naturo, nnd in
this ignorance I have tho company of many
of tho bent and wisest mon. I nm unnblo to
seo bow parents eau permit their daughters
to ongago in such dangerous nimisomcnts,
especially when nt bulls tho mnlo portion is
ofton full of whiskey. If I cnn bo convinced
it is right to encourage licentious thoughts ot
to practice what tonds to oxcito thom, then I
will agree dancing is right, but until then I
shall mid nil good Christians should opposo lt.
If mny bo nskod if it bo wrong and so
dangerous why docs not moro scandal grow
out ol' it.
1st. No ono can tell how many of tho
scandals of ibo ugo aro trnccublo primnrily
to dancing, Tho Chiof of Polioo in Now
York has said that three fourths of nil tho
nbnndonod women in that groat city trace
theil downfall to tho round dance. Though
wo hnvo no round danoo boro, yot our danoo
does not diffor in kind in its*tondoncy from
thc round dance, butonly in dogrco. Bosidos
how long before tho round danoo may become
fashionable herc, for tho rulo is that in ovil ns
in good thoro is no standstill but progression.
In th? noxt placo tho knowlodgo of scandals
and their canse aro suppressed, common
decency compelling tho partios to keep thom
in their bronsta. Tho wiokod thoughts and
passions which have boon aroused, though
concealed, burn in tho' heart liko a smoth
ered Aro, dostroyirig its virgin purity.
Dancing loads ofton to early marriages which
Work misery and unhappiness to both parties.
Thisgrbws out of i ta excitable tendency. No
ono. will deny, but familiar ities uro pormfttod
in tho danoo which, if indulged in tho par'l?t
Or street, would loud to bloodshed or tho uttor
rain of tho character of tho lady. Shall a
community permit in a public danoo conduct
willoh all right thinking parsons of both
B?X08 would promptly and severely condemn
if dono in priv?lo'or under othor ot rou UH
stances? Think on'these things. '
TbcW aro amoog,thd adv?oiitc?otf'dtinoihg,.!
somo who do not approvo of dapgiug at balls,
but eeo no harm in it in tho private, parlor.
It is truo in tho latter oaso tho company is
solcot and tho protection grouter, but the'
oontaot and tondonoy is tho samo. If dancing
bo wrong in public it is wrong in private.
Thoro ore others who oontond it is uri harm
to attond halls and dancing partios, if thoy
do not danoo themselves. If dancing bo
wrong and ovil in its tondonoy, thon it is
wrong to encourage it by your prosenco and
apparent approbation, lt would bo a poor
defence from wrong for a person who had
furnished tv ronni and whiskey and cards for
a regular carousal to claim ho did not nar
tioipato in it. Tlioro aro others who claim"
it is bolter and loss sinful to danoo than to
ongago in silly conversation or foolish plays.
This defenoo of dancing is based on tho falso
?doa that it is necessary todo ono or tho other,
when in reality tho party should do neither.
Wo niignt say it is bolter t? stoal than
mordor, but both being wrong and neither
being nccossnry, it is bottor to do neither.
Tho great Question is, is dancing wrong or
evil in its tendencies? Is it n clear positivo
ovil? Or is it suspiciously evil in its tenden
cies? Can you answer all tlieso questions
negatively from your consotoncc? If you
cannot, then you should not oountonnnoo nor
practico it. Tho Biblo does not in words
condemn it, but in tho groat rulo of .Christian
conduct it denounces w hatovor tends to ovil
or to worldly mindedness. lu fact, tho dancing
of today was unknown in tho d>iya of tho
prophets and apostles, and boneo it could not
bo specifically condemned. But it falls under
tho gonornl omdomnntion of toxts ns "Bo yo
not worldly minded," &c, "bo yo not con
formed to this world." &c.; "yo should avoid
all nppearanco of ovil," &o.
WO only pretend to givo tho leading idoas
of tito discourse ns gathered from hearing it.
Indian Troubled.
Despatches from Oregon stato that a general
Indian war is apparently inevitable. A light
took placo on tho Otb in Idaho. Col. Whip.,
plo't) command captured tho Indian camp,
burned all their provisions and plunder und
took about 1.000 hoad nf Indian horses, which
they brought here. No citizens or soldiers
were killed ur wounded. Tho command
returned hist night. Capt. Elliott, of tho
Idaho Hangors, captured scvontyjfive of Cliiof
Joseph's cattle and forty horses. They bad
a skirmish on tho Nimnnlia. Tho Captain
says bo docs not know bow many woro killed,
as they lind to retreat. Tho Indians aro
mostly between tho Snako and Salmon Hivers,
and aro now reported DOO strong nnd well
armed. Tho Indians generally uro well
tinned, mid arc almost constantly attacking tho
settlers.
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 9.-A despatch
from Lewiston, on thc Olli, via Walla Walla
to day, says a courier just from Colonel Perry,
Mi route for General Howard, with ii pack
train nnd an o-cort of thirty men, says that
ho was attacked on tho 4th. Ton soldiers
and two Citizens were killed. Captuin Whip
ple, in command nt Cottonwood, carno to tho
rescue and repulsed tho Indians. Tho
Indians are in forco mound Colonel
Perry and Captain Wltipplo, who have
only.o forco enough fur defense. Tho
rou to is unsafe to Cottonwood. It is n
bold stroke of Joseph and Ids band, nnd it is
tv pur led by signal to tho Indians North mid
Rust, and will stir them to tho offensive.
Parties just from tho Sp.ikano country report
that all tho settlers except livo men botween
Spltkano lower bridge and PoloMSOO landing
have loft tboir bornes and lied to Walla Wulla.
Thc Indians have destroyed sumo holds mid
gardens.
NEW YORK, July 7.-Tho Times' Now
Orleans special soys tho indictment of tho Into
returning board bas been set on font by tho
anti-Nicholls party, and proceeds on Ibo
assumption that Nicholls is in sonic way
bound to protect Wolla, Anderson, ito. Thc
?dca is therefore, to push tho prosecution
vigorously and make thc accused us odious as
possible, mid then, in caso of mi executive
pardon, to impeach tho Governor
A Tribune Washington despatch says tl.o
indictment of tho members ol tho returning
b mid is looked upon hero as mi affair of a
g oat deal of political importance. The
friend*of tho administration uro highly in
dignant.
NEW YORK, July 7.-Governor Wad".
Hampton, of South Carolina, left for home
to-day. Ono of tho principal objects of his
visit to this city was to obtain temporary loan
of $100.000, and beforo bis departure bo was
authorized by two bankers boro to draw upon
thom for that amount at 7 percent, interest,
payable on collection of tho taxos, or at COHN
venienco of tho State. No security was given
and the money was loaned simply on tho
credit of tho Stato.
HAVANA, Juiy 7.-The insurgent chief,
Morojon, who was wounded and taken pris
oner, hus boen shot in Remedios. More thou
180 insurgents aro said to havo been shot
after being taken prisoners in various actions.
Nothing bas been board of General Martinez
Campos. His operations arc apparently par.
al y/ed. Tho correspondents of Havana
newspapers nt his headquarters aro quito
silent.
A terrific storm of wind, rain and hail,
with scv?ro lightning and thunder passed
through a portion of Laurens County, on
Wednesday evening, 27tli ultimo. Cotton
and corn in the fields woro laid flat; shingles
and boards wore torn off tho buildings mid
eai ried two or three hundred yards; the fruit
trees were much injured and thc fruit almost
totally destroyed.
A Detroit despatch says swarms of grass
hoppers rocontly made their appearance in
portions of Oakland and Iona Counties, and
Tiro ravaging all manner of growing crops*
About 4,000 ncros of growing grain havo boen
ruined.
James T. Welsmnn, of Clinrloston, died on
Saturday afternoon, tho7lh instant, ngod 04,
aftor an illness as unexpected, ns its result is
lamentable, alike to his friends and our com
munity.
Tho First National bank ofKoysvillo, Now
York, was blown opon by masked burglars mid
robbed of $100.000. Parties who loft pack
ages in ibo bank for ?ufo keeping bnvo lost
to tho amount of from $50,000 to $00,000.
I l ymonoiil.
Married, on tho 14th ultimo, by Hov.
Flotohor Smith, Mr. T. B. KERR to Miss
SAUAII A., daughlor of W. B. KF.LI.KY, of
Oconeo.
Now Advertisomonts.
TOWN TAX?S.
f|MIH Treasurer's Books for tho collection of
1 Town Taxos will bo opon at tho atoro of C.
Ii. ltoid & Co. from tho 16th of July lo Ibo l?th
of August, 1877. After tho latter ' dato 'lioso
who havo not paid will bo suhjeot to the logal
ponally. A; BUHNNECKB,
July 12, 1877. Troasuror.
Changod iVom Iron to Stool!
IFARMERS or other persons wjio Jiovo good
. jlron Plows and othor Tool? ready tor .uso,
ona havo .thom turned Into nicol by tho now
electrical pi'ocess, discovered by me, at Small
cost.. Apply lo il/ .KV NORMAN.
WithaUfoWl O., Julwl?.4877/ ' 8*1 ?
REPORT O?TTHE CONDITION
pf .
THE WALHALLA BANK
, AT. Walhalla, lu tho 8tate of South Carolina?
at oloao of. business, Juno 80th, 1877. ("Pdh,-,
llahod iu oooordanoo with tho laws of South Ca
rolina.) .: . i,
RESOURCES. t
National Park Bank, Now York, $8,71T 84
Carolina Savings Bank, Charleston, 1,930 SO,
Tho Merchants' Bank, Atlanta, 1,087 7G
Ovordrafts, 1,017 78.
Loans and Discounts, 28,089 8a
Furuituro and fixtures, . 800 00
Legal tendor notes, 8,000 00,
National banknotes, 2,165 00
Silver ooiu (and uiokles) 789 8,4
Oold ooin, 878 05
Total, $18,470 84
LIABILITIES.
Capital stock paid in, $25.000 00
Dividend No. 3, 1,260 00
Surplus fund, . MM 30
Deposits, 11,801 48
Duo banks and bankers, 8,984 IL
Total, $48,470 81
STATB or SOUTH CAROLINA, lag
County of Ooonco. J
I, W. C. Ervin, Cashior of tho abovo named
Bank, do qoloinuly aw.onr that tho abovo state
ment is truo to tho best. of. my knowlodgo and
beliof. W. C, ERVIN, Cashier. ,
Subscribed and sworn to boToro mo tbisTOlh
of July, 1877. ROBT. A. THOMPSON, ,
Notary Public.
ConnscT-Attest: . ,
SAMUEL LOVINQGOOD, "J
D. RIEMANN. . \ Dirco'.ors.
J. J. NORTON, J !
July 12, 1877 84 1 -
ESTABLISHED IN 1850.
NORMAN'S DRUG ANO CHEMICAL
ESTABLISHMENT,
WALHALLA, S. C.
Drugs, Medicines and Chemicals,
Fancy and Toilet Articles,
Sponges, Brushes, Perfumery, &c.\
Physicians' Prescriptions carefully com- I
pounded, and orders nnswercd with caro ]
und dispatch. Farmers and I'bysi
OiiinslVoni tticcounlry will lind
my stock of Medicines
complete, warranted
genuine, mid of
thc best
quality. >
Jowolry, Cutlory and Pistoi
French Confectionery, Just R>
ceivod,
SODA WATER!
Fancy Goods, Toys, &c.
Crackers-All Flavors.
Sogars and Tobacco.
Snuff, &c, &c.
July 12, 1877 21-1 y
877.
ECONOMY IS WEALTH !
A IL<>1 of Kxtra Bailie Flour,
ground lVom thc very best
Kew Wheat.
Warranted iii every F:C-'
spec!.
m
(Jan he i o ii aa il at
ii eora ?KI
Low Tor Cash.
J. E. HENDRIX.
July 12, 1877 7-ly
SHERIFF^ SALE.
BY virtuo of executions to mo directed1
I will Bell to tho highest bidder, before '
tho Court i loose door ot Wulhallu, on'
MONDAY, August Gili, 1877, betweon tho:
legal hours of salo, tho following described
roal and personal property:
Ono Store IIouso and Lot, in tho Town of
Sonooa City, known in tho plan of said town
ns Lot No. 41, it being tho lot convoyed by ,
Tho?. J. Leak to W. J. Harbin. Levied on
an tho property of W. J. Harbin at tho snit
of Tho South Carolina Loan and Trust Cont?
pany.
ALSO,' '
Ono Tract of Land, on. Koo.wco Uiver,'
adjoining lands of Mrs. H. E. Oroig?ftd otbors,
containing throd hundred and twenty noros, '
moro or loss. Lcviod on as tho property of
Jano Ilolilmi, Exeoutrix.'at' tho ?suit of L. N. '
Robins,' Administrator.
. TERMS-Cash; purchaser lo pay extra for1
Titlos. . ' . ..
If purchasers' db not comply with tho '
tornis of salo tho above property will bo '
immediately re -sold at 'thc risk of tho
former purchaser." .
Hain ti flu and Defendants' who ?otilo their'
cases ont' of tho oilujo, after' advertisement'
llBS boen inserted, will toko notice thtiL. it"
will not bo respected until all c?sti hal f
been paid to nie. . . . , ;
H lil NORMAN, Coroner,
' . Aoiing Sheriff'Ooonrio County*.,
Il Jhly,12;aoW' L W itt

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