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THE PICKENS SENTINEL.
' DBVOTiD TO1 PDIilties, kOBlMUlt, tetfrcJOTIOwlAKI) TO THK UKNEltAI.INHiliEST OF TUB COUNTRY.
VOL. V. PICKENS, S. C? THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1875. NO. IT'
From tho Albany Argus.
Message of the PresidentThe
seventh annual message of
President Grant is in eevoral respects
n i?AmovVnl?ln ?1 Ann mnnf Tf
Mr ? VI1KH V4VUUIIIVI1VI JL v
Blaines Blaine with regard to tho
school question. It talks Spanish
sweetly concerning Cuba. A large
standing army is suggested, in tho
startling information that tho inili?
tnrv forno of tho f?ovf>rnmont is in
j D
adequate to protect Americans from
marauding Mexicans. Having tolorated
tho "licensed immorality" of
polygamy and imported Chinese
women, tho President is suddenly
reminded that tho Republican party
might as well carry forward the
reform with regard thereto which
ii jiiuimeuu utriui u it \jhiiiu iniu |iuwor,
and lias ever sinco neglected, as
its habit is. In tlio samo spirit, his
friende in Congress are urged to do
something to tnako their pledgee good
with regard to the currency.
Tho tone of the mensage with respect
to foreign affairs is all that can
bo desired. 1 he work of Secretary
Fish is hero conspicuously apparent.
Undoubtedly, these portions of the
nietepge were written by him. Sound
in substancc, but tuo elaborate and
refined in Argument to bo appreci
nted by many, sums up their lneri'e
and demerits. Thero may bo occa
ion for tho extended di8eua8ion with
regard to Cuba, but wo fail to real
...
iza it. The caueuistic dietinc ionb, so
carcfully drawn, accurately set forth
the position the government ought >o
occupy. Intercut in tlie matter, how?rcr,
in very languid; ami has only
been aroused by the unintelligible
activity displayed hy tho Socrelary
of tho Navy, recently. Stated in a
sontcnco, the Socio" ary Siiya tiiat a
band of disturbers occupy the interior
til Cuba, who liavo 110110 of tlie
C4*cutiiiU of an independent govern
moiit, and liavo no port frtiin which
to send forth their flap; and tlmfc t lie
Spanit.li government, being occnpU d
with a dynastic revolution at home.
U unable to fully quell this disturb*
nnco. 'ihe tacts arc correctly stated;
and tiio. r.oneln?ion of ibc meesaire is
CD
inovitablo, from the facta.
Turning from tho portions of tho
message which arc the work of
Grant's secretaries, wo look at those
which are essentially at-d character
istically Grant's. Having buon nominated
for a third torm by Bishop
Haven, tho President reciprocates by
]>lacing tho Bishop's theology in hie
message. "From tho fall of Adam
for his transgression to the preaeni
<laj," remarks the clerical candidate
for the Presidency, "no nation ha^
ever boen freo from threatened danger
to its prosperity and happiness."
If we usBiimo that nations began with
"tho fall of Adam for his transgression,"
wo may accept the President's
historical doduction as a warranted
ono. But wo aro not quite eo certain
Willi regard to a statement which tins
its historical beginning Bomewhat
nearer our own time. In the portion
of tho mcsaago which undertakes to
show tho progroes of tho Republic
Tor ono hundred years, the President
flajs: "Tlio American system of croMing
various and extensive manufactories
next to ti e plow and tlio
pasture, and adding connecting rail jwads
and steamboats, lias produced
fn our diatn/H interior conntry arefiult
notlccablobv (lie intpllicrent iiih ih
? p , I
of all goramergial nations." Our
.manufactories aro "next" to our
farms, says tho president. Our maim*
factories aroseparato from our farms,
also says tho President, but aro connected
therewith by railroad and
alaamlinnf linoj Tf )i<> 11 >i < 1 nnt luum
tempted to write that poetic phrase,
'plow and pasture;" and bad stated
ln^ ideas in the plainest language,
onnli CI a mnat linPhinou (1 i>oi><ih
PUV/II ?w ii'VUH VVVVIi*Vt? * MIIIVU y
this muddled sentence would have
boen omitted.
Grant warns tho country of tho
dangers which menace it by tho prosonce
of an nneducatod rabblo, manipulated
uby demagogue or priestcraft."
In bio own person bo gives
point to tho warning. "Tho largo
association of ignorant men" to which
I,,. ..,.r " j.? > '
iiu ivioid ib vumpusea 01 mo mass or
tho blacks of t ho South. If a Prosidont
representing a party controlling
tliia mnltitndo had been placed in
nomination by a Roman Catholic
Bishop at an assemble of priests, tho
fact would have been deemed omin
one, and tl.o conjunction of *4detna
goguo" and "priestcraft" would have
been found. What difference doos
it nuiko that a Methodist Bishop des
grades and disgraces his calling by
doing the sutne thing? Grant has
warned the country against himself!
xne "Ciemngoguu" appears iti the
proposed constitutional amendment.
Under protonce of settling tl?o School
question, an unintelligible and unnecessary
medley is proposed. It is
not long since that high priest of
Atheism in England, Win. E. Glad
atone, undertook to divorce religion
from education by prohibiting Mod
ern history and other studies ease'itiul
to a University curriculum.?
When tho war upon religious instruction
finds its logical culmination
in this country, it will end where it
ended in Great Britain;in a bold assault
upon all true education. This
is the real scope and effect of Grant's
amendment. It proposes to establish
by constitutional edict, "religious in~
difference" in the schools of the;
I country. It proposes to interfere
with the indeteasablc rigliis of the
people; and to force the notions ol a
minority upon the churches of tin;
country.
Tlic "demagogue"' is rovoaled still
' more conspicuous1)', by contrasting
the portion of the message relating
tq schools, with the paragraph relating
to tlio taxation ot church property.
A danger and an evil are here
pointed out. The grout danger arising
from a mass of ignorant voters;
and tho grout evil arising from a
Minns of untaxed church property^
whic 1?| may bo iho source of prolific
trouhlo. Tho danger is to be averted
by a sweeping constitutional amendment.
llow is tho evil to bo averted?
Tho "demagogue" docs not toll
us! lie lays his irreligious hands on
the schools of the country. lie
tureatens roli^ions indifTorontism by
constitutional edict. lie undertakes
to assume to be mantcr of tho con
science in the matter of education.
Hut whou it corona t<? tlm lawful fnn.>
tion of government?that of taxation,
lie exhausts himself in words. Here the
demagogue appears. If lie is sincere,
why does he not settlo the question
of taxation by constitutional amendment,
also?
The truth is, Grant is infatuated
with tho idea of a "third term." lie
wishes to wtito his name higher
than Washington's, and .Jefferson's,
and Jackson's. And ho knows no
tlier way to do it than to agitate the
country with unnecessary strife. lie
has mado himself tho exponent of all
that is tangible with regard to tho
school question. If tho Republican
party wishes to continue that agitation,
it must take Grant again, with
hie dangerous amendment.
Tho establishment of specio payments;
the overthrow of polygamy?these
have boon long promised
by tho Republican party. Tho Dishops'
candidato lor tho Presidency
makes then a part of his platform. Tho
Republicans have nevor dono anything
to brim? about these results.?
cj n 1
Grant evidently thinks tho masses of j
that party will bo compelled to turn
'o him, if they wish to expiu.su tbeir
determination in favor thereof. At
least, beforo they think of any one
elao, thoy must do somethiug to prove
their sincerity.
Gruuiism has been clearly defined.
What recoption the Itepublioans will
give the third term platform will 60011
bo known.
The omisBion to make the custom
army reference to tho care of Providence,
is noticeable. Surely, it
would have been very appropriate.
in summing no tho progress of tlio
Republic during tho first century of
its existence, to have acknowledged
the kindness and wisdom of Deity.
Tho message as a wholo is a very
creditable literary production, alike
in tho portions which were written
by Grant, and in those which as
clearly did not come from his pen.
A T>~ /"I
?. jougus uongrossmanTlic
Agusta Chronicle <& Sentinel
8ii)s: Wo hope that one among the
first acts of the Democratic Ilunse of
Representatives, which is to assemble
next Monday, will he the passage
of a resolution declaring that a va
cancy exists in the Third Congressional
District of South Carolina.?
The man who claims tho place?a
pestiferous carpet baggar named
iloge?has never been legally eloc?
ted and should be ousted from his
seat at the earliest possible moment.
Laying aside tho numerous and patent
frauds which sccurod him a ma.
jority over General McGowan and
wliieh are themselves fully sufficient
to 6ecuie his his expulsion, thero is
auoliier and controlling reason which
should cause tho declaration of a va-cancy
in tho po called South Carolina
delegation. Tho act passed bv the
131 Cong es/, and approved March
3, 1874, regulating the election of
members ol Congress, provides: "In
euelj State entitle 1 under this apportionment
to n:oretli.in one representative,
tho number to which such
State may be entitled in the *13-1
ii i. H cuKoon nnn
v? vitv/n o\i uo*.'|in>iu vy?y 1 ' 1 '/DO OIMUI
be elected by districts composed of
e.Mitigutiiis torriioij." Tbo Third
District in that State, sib constituted
at the time of llogo's election, consisted
ol the counties of Oeonee,
Piekens, Anderson, Abbeville, Lan
ions, Newberry Jtnd Richland ? the
latter county being totully detached,
with counties of other Congressional
Districts intervening. It will thus
be seen that in gerrymandering the
State so as to secure the election of a
Radical from iho Abbeville District
ilio Legislature of South Carolina
clearly violated the law of Congress
and made an illegal district. It follows
that no legal election was held
and that the district is without representation.
There can, we think,
ho no donht hut that llin llmico of
Representatives w ill t iko this viow
uf iliu mutter and that Mr IL'go will
bo ousted from a seat to which ho
has not the shadow of a legal right.
It lieis ho cannot again be a candidate
in the Third District, lie will bo
eliminated with Richland, as ho is a
i i- .1?
i uaitiuni ui iiiiii. uuumy. j.u nil! liu.\l
election Geneoal MeGowan or some
other good Democrat will be buccc68h
ful if tlic Conservatives do their
duty. Itiehlrtnd county was put into
the district because of its largo negro
majority, and with Richland removed
the success of tho Democracy is assured.
tlh
Slio was ono of tlioso sentimental
youug creatures wlio linger at the
doorw ay to bid you good-bye in the
star-light, and after slio parted (roin
him tho other night, kIio went up to
her room murmuring: Yes, I would
know <t was hard times, by tho kind
of hair oil ho uses now.'
Tho other day a Vicksburg father
gontly .said: "Don't stuff victuals into
your month in th>*t way, my hod;
CI cor go Washington didn't eat after
that fashion." Tho boj', after pond
cring for a while, romaikod to himself:
"And 1 don't bcliovo that Goorgo
Washington liclcod his hoy for finding
a bottlo of whiskey in tho shod
when ho was hunting after a horse,
shoo, oithor."
------ ; - - - ? ^
Governor ChamberlainIIoH
l? said to bo paved with good
intentions, andtho Harno may bo said
of Governor (Jhamborlain'B moeaago
to tho South Carolina Legislating
iiuw 111 Hussion no ooiumD*a. >v o
think, however, that Mr. Chamberlain
doservcs somo consideration for bis
promise of reform, but wo must confess
that wo havo not much faith either in
his sincerity or honesty, lie ccincs .
of a class for whom we can havo but!
littlo respect or in whom wo havo not |
ovor much confidence, no matter how
fn'.r their promises of reformation.
Tho carpet baggers as a class have
been a curso to tho South. They
hnvo risen to powor on tho misfortunes
of our pooplo and have grown
rich at our cxponflo. Governor Cham->
bcilain belongs f n l.hat. olnsa II n !u ?
O ' v,,,wv* '" v lKJ "
man of liberal education, a polished
speaker and finished writer, lie has
all tho attainments of a gentleman,
but all tho vicos of a carpet bagger.
1 to ought to havo been honost. Ho
has boon as corrupt as Scott or l'at>
torson. But Governor Chamberlain
is now a reformor. Having seen tho
orrors of his ways, lie desires to make
amends for the past and ho .virtuous
and honest for tlio future. This is in.
dood most eommcndablo and His Excellency
ought to ho oncournged in
his virtuous intentions. Wlicncvcr a
man oxhibits repentanee for his misdeeds,
lie is worthy of forgiveness.
Hut when a political adventurer expresses
contrition for being associated
wmi rings which have plundered tho
Stnto and robbed And outraged the
people, he should make restitution belbro
ho can expcct the people to have
faith in tho sincerity of his promises
or confidence in tho honesty of his
conversion. When CJovornor Chamberlain
gives back to tho Stiilo the |
money which ho has obtained by
doubtful means, the people will have
confidence in the sincerity of his conirAnoInn
1 I- 11 . I I I < I
ivioiuii. mi ?111 iiiuii iiu iiuihisl a:m
reform professions will bo Hinooru*
This man en mo Lo South Carolina poor
in this world's goods: ho had nothing
but an army blanket and a carpet bag,
and now ho is said to bo rich. How
did he mako this money? Did ho
not make it liko Scott and .N'caglo,
lilv'i* I'ul.f oi'flAn nn/1 P.ii?1/au ISI*-** If....
loy and Moses? Whilst theso men
mado money, tho pooplo?the honost
tax payors?lost it. Those men plundered
the people.
Wo hnvo no confidence in tho promises
of tho political vultures that havo
fattened on the misfortunes of the
peoplo of our sister State. Wo rccognize
no difference between an unblushing
and unconscionable political
bummer liko Tim Jlurlcy and a poK
ished, schoming carpct bagger liko
Chamberlain. Ilurloy admits that he
had butono object in going to South
Carolina, and that waa to steal the
peoples money by a species of rascally
legislation. Ilurloy says that
*.7hon lie has made sulliciont money
out of tho people ho stands ready to
turn the State over to tlio gentlemen
of Carolina and then quit it. Scott
and Chamberlain and tlio rest of cars
pel baggers and native traitors have
also robbed tho State. Tlio truth is
that they have all stolen until there
is not much left to steal. UnliUo
Hurley, theso political adventurers
and unprincipled rascals arc not \vil?
ling to turn the ?Stato ever to the
gentlemen. Now they assume a virtuo
that is foreign to them. They have
bccomo conservative becauso they
wish to save the money that they
have unjustly talcon from tlso people
under tho rascally and corrupt legis
lation of t'.io past seven years. Xhoy
havo tho money of the people, and they
wish to bocome respcctablo, and at tho
wjimu iiiuu iiuiuiug piaees oi political
pretormont. As wo atartod out in lira
11 rLiolo by saving that wo had not
over much faith in Chamborlain, wo
conclude with the hope (hut ho in now
lioneat in hia intentions of reform.
Hilt lie should not. tho example by dis
?APlnn? I.; ^
..in i i ii ill l in. >> UI'KS
aro moro potent than words, ('hambmluin
is lich and gorgooiiH in tho
flow of langnago, but fair promises
coat nothing. Let him ho honest in
Ibis works, and tho pooplo will have
faith in his conversion to reform.?
Augusta Chronicle it Sentinel.
Thirty Quails in Thirty DaysThe
Madison (Ind.) Courier says:
About ono year ago tlio Calhoun
(Kv/> I'rrtnrroAa ictinrl ?!./%
N u .. ? r)- VHU U'llU^ ?
in<*. "We nro reliably informed
that a purse of $30,000 ia oflured bv
ji company in Madisonville, Ivy., to
any man who will cat thirty patrigea
in thirty days, catin<r one each day.
The experiment has been tried by
| several parties of that place, but
iwuiiij one 13 mc inchest nunibvr
readied. It appears singular, but it
is said that after a drzen birds liavo
been eaton, the sialic ot one produces
the most pevere vomiting. The mon
e> is on deposit in the Dank of JNladi.
sonviiie. it Hio party fails lie is to
forfeit $100." This item went the
rounds of the press, and brought out
many comments upon tho imposibili
ty of accomplishing the nppearently
easy feat. The idea that it could
not he done became a conviction
w ithout proof in the minds of many,
like that ono in regard to a man
weighing no more after eating a
hearty meal than beforo eating.
Tbose who seemed best posted on the
SllbioP.t Wfirn mnct
J .. -- - ...vww
KAQKK TO WAGER TIIKIR FUNDS
that it could not bo done. One day
last October James O'Donnoll , in lliO i
presence ot ten or twelve persons, ale
a largo size cream pie, on a trilling
wager, in four minutes and eight socoinls,
when Robert R. Ilea, N. Maceubbin
and others who witnessed tho
gormandizing were so impressed
i. i. ; '
vvnii iii? vomeuy aim capacity that
they determined to give liiin a trail
on tliirty quails in thirty dave Arrangements
were made accordingly
at Mullen's restaurant tor the quails.
A committee was selected to witness
the eating, each evening at seven
o'clock, who were to keep a reccoril
<>t each meal. During the lirst fowl
' (1 a \ R t.'f tllO. ff'ftf lint (ll\V 11BMO/.11B 1..... I
- _ ... w M V? V iv ?? | ' V/ A OV'JIO UU
sides tho committee witnessed the
'oxci cises." As O'Donnel progressed
in his undertaking, howover, and bocame
the subject of comment irom
iho press of the country, tho interest
increased among tho curious; buts
wcro made up<n tho result in sporting
circles in this and adjoining citios
a id the restaurant contained a large
number oi spectators every evening.
L:iBt night on tlio eating of tho thirtieth
bird, the house was crowded.?
O'Donuell went at his task with hid
wonted voracity. Those who liad
expected him to fail on I ho last on,
were surprised at the apparent relish
with which he extinguished the fowl
and were astonished to hear him call
for
ANOTIIHlt QUAIL, IMIi GOOD MHASCKh!
Tliio was also consumed. Then
lie called lor a dozen stoaniing stewed
oysters and ntc thctn. Then reacliine
over tho table ho tackled a pieco (>1
pie, which in turn went tho way ol
till the quails, and finished up with a
large apple. It is said that a great
deal ol money changed hands upon
commencement of llio task, and lias
lost biit tliruo pounds since; < t light
or Bandy complexion, and is a hlncksin
it li by trade. J. Ccorgas, tho photo
grapher, has taken three pictures ol
Jimmy bince he began munching the
quails?one 60011 nfior the commenceinont,
otto representing him on his
thirtieth biid, and otio representing
I him and liis backers jubilating <;vti
the result., but U'Doimell hiin?ell' iisvi
no inonoy up. llo received nothing
for tlie jjorfoi tnar.co of this hitherto
(-aid to be) unparalleled feat but the
quails, the notoriety, and about sevs
en dollars contributed by the crowd
last night, lie says that since tho
twentieth quail was eaten tho birds
have had a wild, bit'or tasto which
slightly increased up to tho eating < !
the thirtieth ono, but this flavor pro*
ldnr.p.d notliini* liUn nontnu ' i'l> ...
n ...?UUVH. v/ uvilnoil
is of Irish parentngo, in twenty
eight years of ago, live foot eox en
inchos in height, weighed one hundred
and 6ixty thrco nonnds nt tin.
the triumph. Sonic men Imvo won
funic by Hie use of their fists, others
I IlllVA lli Oil tlinmi'nltfiio
| - V MI' VM WliVli'i Ui ? VO IV HO jiiuujr
I heights; Wostoii gnineil it by walking
I but James A. O'DunuolI btamls to
j day in tlie trout rank of physical lie**
I W.. ~t : ?!? ?
I Vito, I> ? CIIU W 111l"!U I1C ,tJ 1,10 J)08ec^sor
of si ravenous appetite and iv
stomach that cjunils not at thirty
quails?si stomach like si bark mill.'
"Comb and 6rk Mb."?A writer
says: Never take,;como and sco mo"
as si phrase meant in earnest unless
it Lie accompanied with :i dato. Such '
as an invitation a mounts to nothing
o
at all. H n latly or gentleman desires
your company lie or she will appoint
a time lor 3'our visit. "Call on mo
when 3011 can ma'ce it convenient,"
"Drop in as yon ato passing," "Mako
IW !L vi-<il ai|l.lh,>i'ni> .... 1- ..
?? ..WW ? Iivuv t VI yun Iiavu illl UUUL'
or two to spare," are social ambiguities
by which men and women of tho
world understand thai they are not
expected to do tho thing requested.
When people wish to be cheaply po*
lite there is nothing like this kind of
vagueness. The complimentary small
.w.~
biiiin^u ui ?ui;niy miust always uo
taken at a large discount. It is never
worth it.s face or anything liko it.
Vet it is a convenient medium of exs
change, and heavy debts ol gratitudo
that ought to bo requitiod in hotter
coin aro often paid with it. Peoplo
who nave more pousu man principle
use il lavishly?plain, blunt, honest
men, sparingly or not at nil. Whoov*
er makes a friendly visit lo a fasliionnblc
house on I ho strength of a incro
"Como and see mo," will very often
find the family circle he has droppod
iiu-o 03- request is as ungonial as tho
Arctic circle, and ho will probably
leave it wi.h a chilly fooling that will
prevent him from venturing into tho
sumo high latitude again. But when
a whole sou led man, whom you know
t > be yo'.ir friend, grasps j-ou vigor"
ously by the hand and says, "Como
and dine with 1110 to day?dinner on
tllfi f? I 1< w.l.-. l?r? ~
come?wo bliall expect you,' you can
tako it as ecrtain lliat 3*011 r presence
is warmly desired. It is pleasant al?*
ways to make or receive a visit from :i
friend, but a noil 011 llic street is all
suniclent from a fa.sliionabio acquaint
nsicc.
? ? +
Profanity.?Wc are emphatically irt
tho ago of profanity, and it seems to
us that wo arc on tho topmost current.
One cannot go on :hc streets anywhoro
without having his reveranco
shocked by tho most profano uso of
sacred names. Is or dose it come froru
the old or middle-aged alone, for it is
a fact, as alarming as true, that tho
younger portion of the community aro
more proficient in the degrading language.
.Hoys have an idea iist smart,
to swear, that it makes them manly;
but there never was a greater mistaWo
in tho world. .Men, even thowo who
swear themselves, .mo diaomftteil with
profanity in a young man, bccauso
tlioy know how, of all bad habits, thin
clings the most insidious of liabitf*f
growing on one so mvsiblo thai, almost
before he is aware, he bccomcs an
accomplished cursor. Boys should
nover begin lo swear; bul it they do
?stop!
<2> ? - ?
Ivussian Bic.mt.? I'aro ami 6crapo
ripe, yello.v eiicnmhiM's, an I cut into
round slices or Gqnaro bi.s; let tlieni
stand in strong bnno for twenty?four
hours. Drain well, and ecald them
I in !1 1 i1111> v inrxf i r >i><1 u'nlfti" Ja n<li!n1<
, ... .. .. v. v . . x i? ni<vi j iv/ n II i\yil
j ;ul<l a | ieeo of alism tho size of a
! wiilir.l. Prepare Iho picklo by ad
two tai>k'8|>o<.Miiid's ol whole all*
apico I lie same ol mustard seed,
ami a d< /on small onions, pooled.?
Boil it ten minnief, and pour over
tho cucumherB. Heady lor uso in
tin Co days.
A woman in Minneapolis rocontly
nstonidied a crowd who were trying
' Id start a Imlky luxsu l?y thrusting a
handful of dust mid sand into tho an is
mal's iii**iiIli, cxetaimin": 'There*
he'll go now.' T ?I lie surprise of every
one, the Ikioo started immediately
without showing the least excitement
or olubboi uncs.\

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