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"vol. V. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDA Y, OCTOBER 14, 1875. _ NoTT
?* From tho Bunny South. I - ?i " ? -? I ~e ?>-- 1 ' " ??a ""? " 1
May the Tenth.
"Lot us cross over the river, and rest in
tho shado of tho treos."?Dying words of
Qen. "Stonewall" Jackson.
How perfect tho hush 011 him lying!
And where is the light on his brow?
Is ho yet in the land of the dying,
Or wakes he in Paradise now?
Without, in the calm Sabbath morning,
The "B078 iu Gray" are at prayer
For tUoir hero, their hope, their adorning,
No* lying so quietly there.
lie hears not their outcrying sorrow?
He knows not their passion anil tears;
His spirit no Bhadow may borrow,
So far from tho presence of theirs!
^ Alone, 011 the brink of Forever,
The palms of tho lJlessecl ho sees;
He cries, "Lot us cross o'ver Ihe river,
And rest iu tho shade of the trees "
Tho crimson of battle is paling?
Tho shouting, the thuudoring dies,
I11 tho beautiful future unvailing
The forests of Paradise rise.
llchiiul him is clamor aud clashing?
llio clouds of war luridly loom;
Before arc the life-waters plashing
Trhough vistas of fragrancc and bloom.
Iu the flag hoso oft did deliver,
They've laid him away in the sod;
He lias passed o'ver the mystical river,
And rests with his Master and God.
Oh, men who have marched to his order?
^ Who fought wi'h the shield of his prayer;
When ye conic to that still river's border,
11' ! 11 11 1 1 i
n in yu iuiiuyy juui iwnuui, iuu, iiiuic.
When ye've grounded life's armor forever,
And won from life's balllc release,
Will ye cross (o him "over ihc river
And rest in ihc shade of the trees?"
A Centennial Inciter.
A Flying Trip to Philadelphia, and a
Jiird's Mxfc View of llxc Centennial
Buildings and Fair mount Park.
Nkw York, Octobor 1, 1875.
I luivo just, returned from u Hying
trip to ruiiauoipmn to BOO ine pros
gross niudo towards the proper celov
Oration of the centonnial.
L was a little curious to see Philadelphia
at home. 1 have always
hoard much of Philadelphia houses
and housekeeping?ol their comfort,
of thoir spaco compared with NewYork
houses, a:ul their cheapness
added to their superiority. So I was
prepared to gcc everything rmilr.ur de
rose, oxccpt Fairmount Park and the
Centennial buildings, in which, com
parativoly (not having tho right of ft
citizen to bo patriotic), I felt very lits
tlo interest. But thin indifFerenoo din-,
appeared after I had been in l'hilaphm
a fow hours, and had paid a visit
to Fairniount Park, and now I am
quito sure, and am proud to know,
that tho contonnial will bo a big thing
?tho biggest thing of tiio kind over
floon in tho world, as it ought to bo.
Moreover, 1 am convincod that
l/hiladolphia is tho only placo whoro
tho centonnial would havo room on-*
ough to spread itself whoro it could ho
successfully hold; and tho sooner llio
country gets rid of any petty joalousy
and turns in with a will to help, tho
hotter, as nothing now can prevent a
worthy hoginning from being carried
to a moro or less successful conclusion,
and tho greater tho success the
A A 1 - l'i /I . . - I *
gruuior inueruuii* reueoieu upon Aino
rica at largo. Tlio sito of tlio build*
ings has boon admirably chosen, and
admits of abundant spnco, coupled
with ovory natural advantago for sight
soors. It consists of four hundred
v and fifty acres reserved for exhibition
purposes within the precincts of tho
great park of Philadelphia, which
coiaain? tnroo mousanu noros, richly
woodod, diversified and watered by si
rlvor, tho Schuylkill, seven milos long,
navigablo for ploaauro or trrific. Tlic
buildings occupy wliut is known uh
tho Landsowno plateau, nnd a superb
view oi tho wholo grounds in obtained
from St. Goorgo'tt bill, onoof tho most
beautiful of tbo park olovations, Chaounix
boing tbo higbost.
Tbo fturnbor of foot contained In tho
plan of tbo buildings would bo simply
bewildering to any but ? house earpontor
or an onginoor, but an idoa of
tho siee of tho main strncturo can bo
obtainod fro.n tho fuct that it covers
??mviivjru ?v;ia!3, >vuiiu mo wnoio
area coverod by buildings alono will
bo not less than sovonty*fivo acres.
These, it was at first supposed,
would not bo moro than fivo in numbom,
viz: main exhibition building,
memorial hall or art gallery, ma-<
chinory hall, horticultural hull, and
agricultural building, with perhaps
for United .States Govornmont pur*
poses. But not only havo tho areas
which oacli one hns to cover been enlarged,
but tho number of buildings
has boon incroased by tho "woman's
pavilion," and many others erected
for special uso by Countries, States
and Territories. Groat Britain will
have a uniquo and attractive one in
tho stylo of tho sixteenth ccntury;
Kansas and Connecticut each havo
one, and thero aro many others.
Tho buildings devoted to govern
mont offices aro alroady in working
ordornnd in activo occupation. lloro
artists arc at work upon the trophies
and plaster decorations which arc to
adorn tho buildings, and through favor
wo aro allowed a ininuto examination,
which was most interesting, but which
1 must pass over, as any attempt at
detail would render this loiter too
long. The progress recently has been
so rapid towards completion that it is
qui to possiblo to form a very fair idea
o( their beauty and fitness for their
purposes. It is hardly necessary to
say moro than the conception seems
havo boen adequate to tho undertak
ing, and that the wholo plan, in detail,
as well as in its broadost souse, seems
to havo been admirably thought out.
Tho design of each building seems to
havo boon specially and beautifully
adapted to its purposo, and tho artist
is as visible as tho architect, not only
in tho grandly picturcsquo effect of
the wholo, bin in tho graco and harmony
of eveiy part. Mem rial hall
is to bo a permanent structure. It is
in the stylo of the modern .Renaissance
and occupiosan elevated position upon
a terraco norrthward of the main ex*,
hibitiow building. It is built of graiK
ito,glass and iron, and is completely
firo proof; tio wood is used in its composition.
It la about three hundred
and fifty feet in length by two hundrod
and twenty-five in width, and is
surrounded by a gorgeous dome.?
Sixteen spread oaglefj, cr.ch sixteen
foot in length or width or eireumf'orence,
I forgot which, aro to form pari
of tlio architectural decorations, in
addition to figuros of. colossal size,
which aro to typify tho four quarters
. f 4 i iA|. .v .....i iI.a :: ~ r ?
ui iiiu giuuu ivuu uiu huiuiiui;
and art.
Machinery hall covers sixteen
acres, and required 5,000 000 feot u|
lumber, 500,000 pounds of cast iroii,
750,000 pounds of wrought iron, 20,
000 pounds of nails and spikes, 100,
000 feet tin roofing, and 195,000
square feet of double thick American
Horticultural hall is a very striking
specimen of architecture. It is
in t li A \f r? 11 I'/ien ii r\ of pin I Iia lfil.
lit V ? ? W XUdlll VCVjliV; DIJ Vil L I J 1/ >> V- i 1 I 11
century, which was very ornate, and
will remain sis a permanent object of
interest to tlio visitors of Fainnount
Tho woman's pavilion is slaked
on I, l>ut is not yet begun; suflicioiit
funds aro, however, now in tho hands
of Mrs. Gillespie, and tho work will
bo pushed forward rapidly. .Nut a
dollar of debt has been allowed to
accumulate in tho prosecution of the
1_ All 1-11 _ - 1 II
yvoik. ivn uiiih iiro pjiui weCKiy,
and the management linn boon so
wise success is now bo fully nesurod
that wealthy men arc volunteering
subscriptions who formerly predicted
The epaco in now nearly all aj>s
propriatcd. Almost every loreign
country has applied for increased
space, and in two weeks applications
for room will bo closed, and no more
received. The exhibition will onen
' May 10, 1870, and closo November
10, 1870.
Philadclphians boaat of tho caso
with which thoy can reach Fairmount
JL in iv 11 win iiuj pun, ui imu uuy, oui
tlio difficulty seems to a stranger to
consist in getting awav from it, not
in getting to it. Three thousand acres
ot park, traversed by seven miles ot
broad, navigable river, by tho Wissahickon,
which rnns smilingly
through a minia'nro Cheat liver
valloy, which has Indian rocks and
waterfalls and wooded hills, rising to
almost inaccessible heights, and jrlo^
l ions extents of meadow, w liicli the |
whole world is free to press and
graze upon every hour of the day,
and every day of the week, is a i'.ct
whose immensi.y it is diflicult to
take in without seeing it for oneself.
Fairmount possesses advantages
all its own in its size, in tho beauty
and diversity of its natural features,
in the freedom with which every one
can enjoy all there is to he enjoyed,
and iii tlie many olijucts of historical
interest which are enclosed within its
precincts. Its houses ol refreshment
are magnificent old mansions, which
antedate the revolutionary war; and
in one of them is a window whose
panes of gloss have existed since
I7C9. I should like to stay a long
time at. Fail mount Park.
Great preparations arc being made
for the reception of visitors next year.
Almost every family will rent rooms,
and a new temporary, I nit very
handsome hotel is going up, capable
of accommodating two thousand per
<V!oo?l Men io the Front
Many good men in Carolina havo
got in tho habit of considering themselves
counted out in the questions of
politics. Is this right? There was a
day when men of thought and culture
in our State wielded mighty pens in
bohalf of what they esteemed tho true
policy of the country. Wo allude not
to mon'politically. Now that our best
and noblest citizens are debarred from
the legislative balls and oilier branchcs
oi' got eminent, it seems to us that
they should largely uso the nrojs to
convoy, not only to our own people,
but to the people of other sections the
lioublcs besetting our Slate and poo^
pie and the judicious method of relief
in the premises. Xo body oxs
linrts (iMVolinji In nil ilnwn mil
oily in her present disgraceful con*,
Northern men begin lo speak of it
with impatienco and disgust, and the
time may come when tho public opins
ion of Iho whole country will demand
Homo chango which fthull malco wholehomo
government poseiblo for the
ncgroizcu Slates. Tins should bo
acccoinplished with strict and impair
tiul justieo lo all. (Jiving all tho utmost
socurity of life, liberty and
Men brawlers, shoulder hitters
should stand aside and givo our good
and substantial people achanco lo do
something for our noble and gallant
old Carolina.
Strango as it may soem, no State
in llir\ ! ' ninii wmilil l???il I Klu \i?ill?
more cordial warmth than old Massachusetts.
? C i roc n v i 11 o No w s.
Fatal Aociimcnt.? Yesterday afternoon,
fay a the Greenville news,
about 5 o'clock, at the residence of
Win. Chandler, a mile and a quarter
from G recti villo, Miss Uattie Cliandler,
a poling ^irl of about fiftcon
yeaiH of a^e, was crossing a plank
over mi old well, when the plank
^ave away and alio was precipiatcd
* 4 1 1 ? . ?_1 1 111!!
iu inouuoiii. one 11uki in net arms
at the time of the lull, an in hint child
ol her sister, which was killed in the
fall, or died in u lew minutes alter
it was taken from the well.
Miss Chandler is painfullv hurt,
bat Dr. Lung thinks nut seriously.
It was a must miraculous escapo.
?<?? ?
An experienced fanner opines that
the us an who can plow stumpy
ground with a pair ol lively mules
without swearing, is prepared to go
through purgatory with an ovcrcoat
<>n lf'si.itmi Prpflfl
jkiiniHCNn rrogpcciSc
Full sales, comparing favorably in
oxtent with those of last year and
not unsatisfactory in profits, wore reported
by prominent merchants in
l.o. i?^: ? -i - 'i
111v3 hjiiviii'^ nwj'ciriiumiiB o( easiness
in New York, in answer to inquiries
made by Tribune reporters yesterday.
According to the statements given
I below, while p ices have been lowered
somewhat, there i^ a feeling of
greater confidence, and the general
' belief that business is now conducted
! with prudence, and is more generally
sound than heretofore, gives the
wholesale dealers ground f>?r encouragement.
In several linos of trade
sales f^r cash or on very short ered
its me represented as coming into
favor ; but there appears to bo no ap
prehension ielt of many failures in
tbe near future.' Tho West and South
aro stated to bo nbsoibing large
<iuantities of dry goods and other articles,
although buyers arc careful
not to lay in excessive stocks. The
crops in those parts of tho country,
it is asserted, arc so abundant as to
givo New York moi chants good
hopes of activity in business during
,t * * mtri i i
me winter. w noicsaio ciealors in
dry goods, clothing, boots and shoo9,
grocei ies and metal, express confix
dent anticipations of sales of (air extent
with reasonable returns. Ships
poi'8 of grain and provisions state that
111os* look upon the cheek to shipments
to England as temporary.
Information was obtained by Tri??
buno reporters yesterday at the ofli
ces of the pi incipal freight liars from
this city which tended to confirm tho|
statements of Now York merchants
as to the largo extent of the Fall trade
with the West and S mth. A gontlo
man conversant with tho carrying
'ousin b? of the three great trunk lines
to tho VVe.st, estimated that thoii
westward bound tonage f.?r 1871
amounted in the aggregate to 700,000
tons, while the westward tonage for
the present year would approximate
800,000 tons. This has consisted
largely of dry goods and other manufactured
goods and implements.
Tli n iiwii'/iitn.i ??? i.l. ! i NT
a n\t uivsivmau in c 111 wi ul3. i u? nuw
York City troin tlio West ami the
South lie estimated to bo 10 per cent,
larger. in cstward hound
freight amounted to about 800,000
tons, while this year he thought il
would approximu'o to 'J50,000 tons.
Another height agent of largo exporieneo,
who looks upon the increase
of business in tho metropolis as a sure
indication of a-healthy revival ol
tiaclo throughout tho country, gave
it as 11is opinion that the country
way entering upon tlio first of the
best five years of business it hail ever
seen. Freight agents agreed in s lying
that Fall trade 1 .n? 1 not been
stimulated to any marked de<rreo bv
tho recent low rates to the West.
Western merchants, as a general
thing, had only purchased what their
immediate trade demanded.
William II Vandoi hilt. Thus. A.
Scott and Hugh J. Jowett, representing
the New York Central, lAmnysU
vania and Erie llaiiroads, mot at the
St. Nicholas lli.tel on Thursday, tor
the purpose ol fixing unil >rin rates
to tho West. They decided that the
old rates were ruinous, and made a
new schedule on tho l>;isis of 50
cents n, hundred on first chitss freights
to Chicago. A circular whs drawn
up, signed hy the Presidents of the
three roudtf, utul Bontxlo the ollicers
of their respective compnnfey, giving
jorders that until further notice no
contract l>e made or renewed or ox->
tended with shippers, and that no
time whatever ho given kon the new
rates, which are lo apply only to sins
' i;lo invoices. The Baltimore and
i Ohio ltoad, it is understood, is
. bound to these rates by its 4tgree?
j ment with the L'ennyslvania Kaili
wnv. Wrstfti'ii tVniolkt: rntna if io
I ~-n ,v ,,J
liuveil, tuo likely to advunco still furthor.?Now
York Tribune, October
Our Policy.
Our article on tho policy of the
conservatives no.xt year has been
i warmly commented upon. Tho Nowb
|& Courico endorses it as fore shadowing
tho proper course to bo pursued.
The Greenville News, of course 1
?n.?na? If < 1: 1 -- - -
vj?jM?ovo ii) iyji uin nvuiy coiouiponv
ry, looking around it in the Piedmont
region, ntul seeing a large Democrat*
ie majority in its vicinage, wishes to
make a straight out fight over the
whole State- Tho Columbia Itogiss
tor believes organization prop ?r ; but
doo8 not give itself unreservedly to
i ho straight out policy. Tho Pickens
Sknti ^iil declares lor war. Tho Ab
bovillo Medium favors organization,
but calls very properly lor a new
deal ot lcadeis. The Anderson In
telligencer thinks co-operation may
l?o necessary. The Aiken Courier
Journal thinks the experiment ot" a
comprise dangerou >. But the Lr.xns
caster Ledger is of all our exchanges,
the in.>st ultra. Tlic editor has voted
hid last timo for a comprise, ilo
wants a straight out fight next year. |
lie does not even promise, as the'
Greenville News much moro wisely
docs, to abide by the action of the
Conservative party.
Now tho papers that advocate the
straight out nolicv eon tout, ilmnimli-nj
with tlioargumont that tlioy will novor
consort with those who havo ruin-,
ed Ilio State. Tlicy do not show how
the colored voters may ho induced
to vote the Democratic ticket. In
he iaeu <>f repeated defeat, they scorn
to he willing onco more to run it tilt
against a stone wall. Tlioy do not
recognize tho tact, thattho reform and
the Greene campaigns came nearest
achieving success.
Of course there is no Concorvative
in the State who would not prefer to
elect a straight Conservative ticker,
and if any one will demonstrate the
feasibility of any such undertaking,
ho will hear nojonnositimi. P.nt Mm
whites of South Carolina will not go
to tho polls unless thoro is a prospect
of winning, and this prospect. at pros*
cnt lies only in a corporation with
tho elements of tho opposite party.
Tho time lias not coino yet lor a
straight out light. Let us he content
with securing a hair ioaf. Wo have
had no bread f>r a long time, and
are too hungry to quarrel about tho
siy.e ol the &liee.?Winnsboro News.
? t i3fc
Col. W. Alston Havnic.?Tho
Santa Barbara (Cal.) Index announces
the election of Col. W. Alston
iniyno, to ilie uaiitonua Legislature,
on tho Democratic ticket. Col.
I lav no formerly represented Anderson
(J unity in the Legislature of this
State, and removed to Cafifornia in
1SC7. He is a son of tho lato Robert
Y. Ilayne. The Index says:
"Wo prodict that Col. llauio will
do more effective work, will nurc
readily place tho demands of our city,
coir.ity and district in tho current of
legislative action, and give greater
satisfaction to tho people of tho clis
trict than any ropresontativo wo
have ever lutd in tho State Logishv*
A diflioulty exists in Sumter in
procuring teuehcrs for tho colored
public 6chools ot the county, because
of the inability of colored applicants
to pass tho board ot examiners. Tho
hoalthtulnc88 of the rule in securing
more odlciont teachers is thus being
brought to bear.
Tlio Mai8hall (CJa.) Messenger,
crio : "For tho Lord's sake, Iriond,
don't keep telling an editor how to
j run liia paper! Lot tlio poor dovil
find it out himself."
A pair of stairs that ordinarily aro
as solid as rock will straddle in tho
joints and croak and crack together
with :ill tho. t'orviir nf u llinn/lfli- ?l'm
? ? - w V,"P
when one is attempting to olimb thorn
noiacluttly late at night.?Fulton
Situation in 9Ils<il?*!|?|?I,
Wasuinoton, Oct. 9.
Tho Attoinoy General of the State
of Mississippi,ox-Senator Pease, post
master at Jackson, and tho District
Attorney of Vicksbnrg District, called
on tho Attorney General this
morning to present to him the siton-*
t ion of nflol.o 1."
..v.. v. ? < ? 111 nun uimc, xiiey re*
present that the recent troubles nro
of a personal nature, and are now
over. They do riot want federal
troops sent into Mississippi. They
set forth that if troops are sent into
the Slate, the ncgrooa will elect to
ollico men plastered over with indictments
f.-r vai ions misdemeanors. If
troops ere not tent into I lie State, they
are of the opinion that tho Leg'sla-*
tare will he lo>t to tho Republican
party, and that tho successful candidates
will ho the lovers of ?;ood order
<wiu law amuin^ano patriotic. They
think the reverse, however, will bo
overcome in time for the Presidential
issue, and that in that campaign, the
Republican candidate will receive tho
I majority ot ihu votes cast. It is 6ta*
ted that the Attorney General advised
the delegation to remain hero
until tho president return?,and reiterato
the statements made to him.
Nashvilm:, Oct. 3. ?The memo*
rial pageant in honor ot ex-Provident
Johnson was a full and complete
6UCCC83, without disturbance or nc
mucin. ino procession commenced
moving at 2:30, p. mM and was tho
largest turnout (it the populace that
wft* ever witnessed in tin's city. It
was made up of the military, civic,
mechanics and literary societies, and
was two hours in pas-ing the Capi?tol.
The streets designed as the lino
of march were crowded with people
at an e i ly hour, and at 2 o'clock
there were at least 30,000 poisons
on tliestrce's. A'Ulthp.publ'rt; botld
ings and a large; number of businoss
houses and pi ivate residences w,ero
druned in iiiniiriiin.r Tim
eaiu'e ot twenty-one gunft woe iired
at sunrise fro in tlio Uapitol Hill. All
the bells of ilie cry ami Edgefield
tolled from 7 to 8, a. in. During tho
movement ot the procession inmuto
guna woro tired, and one every lillecn
ininuUa thrjiighout the Jay,
closing with a national saluto or
thirtv-.-oven ?<ins at sunset. ExSenator
Kowlcr delivered a memorial
address at tl.o Uapitol this evening.
ihu address was very
rato, requiring two hours tor its
delivery, and is a icsuinc of the exPresident's
private and political history
froui his childhood to the grave.
The lust Parisian novolto is n penholdor,
of which tho top is ft long,
bountifully curved ostiieh feiithor.
Armed with 0110 of those, and writing
on tho brilliantly tinted aud delicately
perfumed paper which is now found
on every lady's desk, tho girl of tho
period makes a very captivating modern
edition of Minerva.
It is slated that the Philadelphia
confectioner who advertised ''Content
nial Kissos" can't sell any. They nro
Loo old. Tho lG-ails are preferred by
men of taste.
A woman ih very like a kettle, if
you come to think ot it. Slio sings
away so pleasantly?then sho stops?
and, when you least expect it, sho
boils over!?Judy.
? ?
A Nevada bridegroom was only
disuadod trom the production of a
double-headed clergyman by tbo assurance
that the kiss ho had attempt"
oil to imprint upon the bride's brow
was wholly unparoxyanial.
Hoiison, of Sixth street, removed
the body ot hi-* mother-in-law from
the oM cemetery tho other (lay, and
he 6a)-8 lie could linil nothing but her
jaw, which was in a state ot perfect
I _ 1.1 w 'IV
|)iucurviiuun. ? imiiioii liinud.
4^ A
London dentista' circular suys
that, as a general thing, only men of
oulturo go into the tooth drawing
profeesion. And yet it must bead*
mitt ml that many of thom arc not
men ot gentle extraction.

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