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VOL} V. PICKENS, 8. 0., THURSDAY, MARCH 9, J876. . -T ~ ^
IC , , 'Tl Fitness of Things "
Thoso uo are fond of tho writing!
of tho "F her ot tho English Novel"
* may reconizo our title n6 tho point
of depart re ns well na tho goal of j
ino mon 8)8iein oi pniiosopher
Sqare. hutevor was 'fit' was docidod
by Square to bo right, and
0 wbatevoAaa 'unfit' was wrong.
Now w,do not profess to bo a dis
ciplo of philosopher Square, nor indeed
of ajy other philosopher in par
^ ticular; bt wo do beliovo that there
is, after ill somo importance to bo
attachd tjfitnees, and that it is unsafe
uuu unwo 10 ignore H.
Wo dmot propose to write nn essay,
bower; but simply to present,
and to reiow aomo curious cxnmplos
ot unfitnts whicl> huvo eotne under
kjuiuu uiiu ngo wo were in cnnrcn
during io session of a Sunday
ScLool. t was a strange place to us,
and, as iajour wont, wo looked quiet
ly arounclus, if pcrctiance wo might
find Bomehing worth noticing. On
tho uupailted pine tablo at the foot
of tho unjuinted pine pulpit, wo saw
two paporuoxes. One of theeo box
fta was cotfepicuouely labelled, 4 doz.
Paregoric tho other '1 doz. Syrup of
Wo looWl around at tho Sunday
fW?lmnl nhillrgn. nnd found thoin ap?
* parently <j\itu lioulthy. It waa very
.?fc ? .. - 1
^ >. uii|jv;i in uiiusuimuer; aim
liobody soerted to be troubled with a
Plough or si bold; and we could not
conceive theuBe ol tho tninnturo ujfbtliecarv's
thnp on tho tablo. Tho
oontents ol t\ie boxes wore unknown
t0(>.H8. Freewill v one of the teachers
? cauio up to 4>c table, removed the
Cult fi'/im nnn If ili"
wnv? y i Iii\i i;"AV33j ttllU H?Utt
cut?what??? vial? No. Well, you
$ould never g?eee; so wo will relieve
your curiosity? Ilo took out some
Sunday School iickets.
f* In a conspicuous place in another
part of the church sat another hox,
nJso made ot paj>cr and covered with
e ft clo6c fitting tc^> This box was labelled
'pomade uhilocome.' YV? wish
wo could toll the reader what 'pos
made philocome' i*; but we can't. It
1,1 ia perhaps a technical term belonging
to some branch of science which we
have never etnditd?so much the'
worse for lie. We were afraid to nsk
anybody at the church what 'pomade
philocome' was, for we did not know
that such a question would bo well
recoived l>ut we waited 'till ovcry0
body else had loft the church, and
^ then wo examined tho bojAt our
leisure. Tho top hod a hole in it, ov
idently cut with a Unite on purpose.
Tho hole was similar in sizo and
shape to those which wo commonly
eee in collection boxes. Wo opened
*it~ U? ; . i. i >
ihu ui?A, u u. ioos mo top oil, and in
it we found exactly wlmt we oxpected
to find?nothing. But we did not
mean to let all this examination got
for nothing. Wo determined that
those boxes should furnish us with a
Bubjeet for an article on 'tho fitness of
Our next ox amnio wo will take
from tho New York Tribune. Mere
'Wo get ftn exceedingly dishearten
ing story from Saratoga. It struck
tho Kev. Mr. 1'oardtnan that it
vrould ho a good thing to hold a
prayer meeting at tho gate ot a race
conreo, and invoked the valnahlo aid
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oi mo xoung men's uuristian Association
to help him. Tlio day cnmo
and tho hour; but alas! thoro was no
r meeting! The young Christians were
not to bo found at tho gate. A fright.
** ful rumor announced that thny had
gono insido, altractod by tho wordly
vfinitv of ft liurdln vnnn tw.#... M.
JJonrdman was coin pel lod to givo up
bis mooting, or to hold it eorriowliere
oIbo., Wo cannot honestly Bay that
wo arc sorry. There is a place prop
cr for everything, and wo aio ducids
edly of opinion that a race eourao ia
no place for a prayer mooting; nor
can wo conciovo ol much good com
ing ot supplication there.'
We will say hero that we think tho
Tribune is right in not being Borry.
Mr. Board man ought to study tho
A Northern paper (whoso general
conduct indioates the sound Christian
views of tho editor) in discussing the
the subject of tho social status of tho
4In our judgement, a reputable
colored roan is neithor better nor
wurao man is, repuoio man ot any otIter
race or class.'
Now, it is exceedingly difficult to
determine whatsis a 'reputable1 manTho
dictionaries will not help us here;
for tho question, whother a man is
roputablo or not, is often affected by
ii_ vnwt unt 5nlw r\f oA?io!/lAMo?!A.,n
~~ , t<vv ? Ml IWJ VI VV/IIOIUgi (IIIWII9 llllU"*
get her independent of his moral char
From certain sentences uttorod by
Dr. Hague, in his sermon in Dr.
Fuller's Church on a Sunday morn**
ing during tlio sessiun of the Southern
Baptist Convention in Baltimor?- wa
have reason to boliove that the Doctor
regarded Mr. Abraham Lincoln
as an exceedingly reputable man?a
man of unusually pure and lovely
character; indeed, as rather saintly
than otherwise. Dr. Hague's audience
on that occasion did not gener%
ally agree in this view: and inanv of
iliein regarded Dr. [J as a gross violator
of philosopher Squares principle
of the 'fitness of tilings,1 when ho
praised Mr. Lincoln from that pulpit.
It is well known that many North
em preaeneisanu people regard Mr.
Lincoln au aeaint. Elder A. 13. Earle,
without being questioned on the eub-*
jcct, t Id the present writer, that ho
(Elder E.) thought Mr. Lincoln ?as
*a very good man.'
On the oilier hand wo learn that
his former law partner insists that
Mr. Lincoln was an infidel; and a very
distinguished man, who practised at
tho sauie bar, thinks that ho was a
very low, vulgar, obsceno, unscrupulous
trickster. Was Mr. Lincoln a
'reputable' uian? Well, 'it depends
on where you stand.'
Was Andrew Jackson a 4roputa
bio' man? James Parton, aftor a
years st isdy of tbo evidence on both
aides of this question, discovered that
General Jackson was a patriotic trai*
tor; a great General ignorant of war
iiu erudite ignoramus; an unstatedmanlike
statesman; a candid dissem^
bier; a law abiding rebel; a disobodient
disciplinarian; a Democratic
despot; an urbane savage; an atrocious
N"\v, bo it understood, that wo aro
not taking sidea on the question c(
the real character of these Presidents.
We do notexDreBa anv oninion. Wo
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are not called upon lioro to Bay what
we think ot either of tliem. Wo
merely cite tho cases to bliow how
ditlieult it is to define tho word 'reputable.'
Again. Tho Southern peoplo
would generally take tho ground, that
in their proper places, the great mass
ot tho negroes would bo 'reputable'
enough; so that tho whole question
turns upon the other question: 'What
is their prupor place?' We think that
a turkey buzzard is reputable enough
as a scavenger; and this bird is protected
dy tho laws ot South Carolina.
AT > tkkl\Ai>o i\f 111nm mu ?? I\a oo/\n ? *? 1
ll uiuuvio btiuiu uinj ouuii >v<iir\
ing fearlessly about tho butcher's
stalls in the mnrkot in Cliarlo9ton.?
Bnt wo don't want to put those birds
into oagos, and liang theni up in our
parlors, nor in our piazzas, as wo do
tho mocking bird an<! the canary; and
wo don't want to associate with people
who iuuiat upon our treatinj^tho
buzzards as wc do ti.o canariesj nor
with thoao who cago tho buzzards
and keep them in their priors.
Wo do not intend any uiarospeot to
iho nogro; we are notjcompai ing him
to n bu2zard, but wo are merely il lustrating
tho position that thero is
something in the fitnous of tilings.?
Wo may bo blamed for tho opinion,
but somehow wo can't help thinking*
that tho buzzard as a songster, would
bo a failuroj But we do not protest
that wo aro not opposed to buzzards
?we )iko them. Wo don't oppose
sugar as such; but wo don't liko it on
our oysters, nor our oggs.
Tho only reason wo can givo for
this, ie, that sugar in oysters, or on
oggs, violates our sense of 4tho fitness
The Silver Currency Question at tho
Washington, Feb. 2G.?Tho prin^
cipal question sit issuo hero outside of
tho strong financial problem, is
whether or not it would bo well to
issue silver in tho place of fractional
currency. The Secretary of tho Trea*
sury is dispoeod to do it; but when
he makes ud his mind to coahonH h?
is confronted by tho laws of supply
and demand; because silver demonetized
in Europe can bo monetized
hero and in Asia or nowhere. At
present, as near as may be, tho value
ot puro silver is eighteen ounces to
ono ounce uf gold, and in order to rei:..
:? ..? --- ?? -
iiiu lb iu uuy us umur muii currency,
tho premium on gold would have to
go about 120. Tho Secretary appears
to have some doubt whether, if ho
wore to issue 6ilver in the place of
fractional curroncy as a legal lender
undor the preset.t law to sums amountiug
to tivo dollars, it would
stay in circulation. It pcoplo hoard
it that would make no dilt'crcnce, becatiso
tlicre is plenty; and whether
tliey would like bilver hotter than the
t'rac^^ial currency or not is something
to ho tostod. He does nut beholievo
that gold will go to 120; doou
nut, doc uuw u utvii iiuuur uny cucum
stances, except war, which is not in
view. It will take about six weeks
to give the country all the silver it
wants, and it would not be surprising
if at any time the printing oi fraction*
al currency would be stopped, and a
strong, over-flowinur issue ot silver
take ita place. Tlie Secretary of the
Treasury stands doubting in every
respect that touches a now thing in
relation to the currency, because of
the colliding elomcnts ai work at
the capital, lie cannot tell whother
ho is to act under tho Resumption
Act or not, or whother eoino now
fledged concern of important propor
tiona may not come forward to thwart
every plan laid under the RoeumpM
tion Ac'; but he is eoriously inclined
to issue sil vcr in placo of fractional
currency, and lio honostly believes
iLal silver will stay in circulation.?
lio has about $12,000,000 worth to
start on, and enough coin to keep tho
demand supplied. If ho starts, ho
means to coin silver piccos of a dollar
and less as fast as thev are wanted.
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mi< 1 vory little gold coin in tho comparison
of tho nunibor of pieces.
Hot Wokk Aiiuai).?Tho Charleston
News and Courier says: "i'horo
is hot work ahead and plenty of it.
me tniovoa are not going to yield
tho control of the Stato without a
desperate resistance; and nothing at
this time oncouragea them inoro
than any si^n ofdiacord in tho Democratic
ranks. Tho main point to
which the honest peoplo should nd
drees tlioir efforts just now ia to socure
a wise and truly representative
Democratic Convent ion."
A Happy Answeh,?That wna ft
alirowd girl, ftnd not dovoid of sonao
either; who romarkod, whon othor
girls are making fun of hor shortskirts
and nflcctod to bo much shocked at
tho exhibition thoroof at ft parly: "If
you'd o.dy pull your drosses about
your nooks, whoro thoy ought to bo,
they'd',bo as short as mino!" Sho was
not troubled any more.
Too Much Moses.
Wo copy from tho Now York Tribune,
of February 17th, tho following^
Tho Stato ot South Carolina is too
much blcBsod with Mososcs. Tho
Mosos family; though it may not havo
ontiroly overwholmod thcStato, seems
to havo very thoroughly inundatod its
politics. Thoro havo been no bad
and ridiculous goings-on in that much
govcrnod State since tho colored legislator
brought his intellect and tho |
whito philanthropist his carpotbag to
boar on reconstruction, that tho head
of a Mosos has not boon bobbing
around on tho surface of. You couldn't
firo into any kind of a ring whero
thieving was going on without bring
ing uown ft Moses. Tiio family appoars
to Imvo absorbed pretty much
ovorything it could lay hold of. Itn
tontacles hnvo dropped on everything
that had ft dollftr or ft channo for a
dollar in it. You couldn't etriUosud
tionly with a clnb tho kcyholo of a
treasury snfo anywhere in tho Stalo
without breaking two or throo fingors
of somo mornbors of the Mosos family.
Along at tho first of tho South Caro^
lina businoss, when thoy hnd ono of
tho Moses family for Governor, wo
mistook him-for tho lot. It is not'
unlikely that undor this misapprehonsion
wo eroditod or dobitod him with
ridiculousness and wickedness that
should have boon dividod up and apportioned
among tho rest, of tho family.
It did soctn queer, too, that ono man
should exhibit so much versatility in
stupidities and deviltries, but wo
thought ho might bo a skipjack sort of
creature, who, being just ns fit for ono
olliuo us another, was holding protty
much all of thorn, and improving tho
timo. Wo havo sinco learned that
there aro aevoral Mososos; how many
wo do not know, but onough, enoughAnd
tho whole family, ao far as wo
can judgo from their several political
?..AArii.? .t:?. ?*
VMiWlO, UiU Ui *-?IU Uliu^b Iliiu. J'HUVl,
if not from tho Mosoa of tho Dclivoranco,
at loast from tho Mosoa of Sinai,
who broko tho tabled of tho law.?
T-hoflo follows havo broken pretty
much nil tho com?oandmonts. What
thoy havn't broken thoy havo treated
as tho fellow did tho grass ho was
hired to mow. "Well," said ho, whoiv
askod if ho had finishod mowing, ul'vo
Cut down tho most on't, and tho rost
I'vo boat and banged so't won't livo,"
Tho South Carolica Jlouso of Koprosontativos
impeachod ono of these
Moaesos on Tuosday. This ono is a
Judgo ot tho Circuit Court, and is
doscribod ns tho brothor of Chief
Justico Mosos and tho uuclo of oxGovornor
Mosos. Look yo now, ro?
spcctublo connections aro uncomiuonly
handy things to have in tho houso- Sco
this now: thoy impoach tho Circuit
Judgo for "applying trust funds
to liis own uso;" or Homo such thing;
that, wo bclicvo, is tho way it is dcfinod
in tho dispatch?lt 'convoy,' tho
wise it call?and tho Circuit Judgo
flays, "Why, I'm tho brother of tho
Chief J ustico and tho uncle of tho oxGovoruor."
Whon thoy catch tho
ox^Qovcrnor in a "conveyanco" ho
says, "Why, I'm tho son of tho Chiof
Juflticoand tho nophow of tho Circuit
Judge." And wo it goes. Woll, they
nro a uico lot, thoso Mosoboh. Thoy,
uro roecuing a raco down thoro, wo
tM<nan mn oaam\ 4 ^ l\/? I,1 ^?.?
l>i\>ouiiivi A uvjr ouuni IU uu n;jmurn,
lawgivors and dolivorors?stand-anddohvov^ore.
They may tnnko somo
mistake in tho inultoi' ot loading and
lawgiving, but in thobuaiucBH of doa>poiling
the Egytians thoy more than
fillnd t.lin hill Wn /Ir? nr?t. lmnur Mint.
tho oxistonco of tho Alosos family concorns
anybody outsido tho Stato of
South Carolina. Wo havo boon in-,
torcstod Bomowhat In obsorving itw
ramifications as succossivo oxposuroB
of political and porHonal rascality do*
vclopod thorn. Wo aro not quito suro
wo havo got tho family togotlior yot.
Hut thoro Booms to bo onotigh of thorn
on hand and classified to mako a pros
cession, anu bo wo ottot tlio gratuitous
suggestion tlmt tho Mososes, so far as
hoard from, bo marshaled, corralod
oaravanod, and lod up into soino convoniont
Pisgah to stay. Tho roscuod
raco ought to ho able to mnko the rest
of tho journoy alono.
Ir ip j 4. .. . a i > ' v m i t :
Tho Now Apportionment'
Tho Senate bill to provide for a now
apportionment of the Koprosontutiven
\va? finally passed to a third reading'
by a VOtO Of 64 to 14 Tlin fr?llr?wri.w.'
table will show tho changes made by
Ileprosonta- Now ApCounticH.
tion at pro- porlionncnt.
AbboviKo 5 5
iiiuon 4 4
Anderson ...3 4
Barnwell 4' 5
fconufort...' 7 G
Chnrlc8ton 18 17
Chester 3 3
Chosto'rfiold 2 2
Clarendon 2 2
Colloton 5 5
Darlington 4 4
Edgefield 5 5
Fairfield 3 3
Georgetown 3 2
Greenville 4 4
Horry .....2 2
I I ? v '' j
Lancaster 2 2
Laurens .4 3
Lexington 2 2
Marion 4 4
Marlboro 2 2
Nowbdrry 3 3
Oconob 2 2
Orangeburg 5 f)
Piclcons 1 2
Richland 4 5
Spartanburg 4 4
Sumter 4 4
Union 3 3
Williamsburg 2 3
York 'i A
T11o Counties of Anderson, Barnwell.
Richland and Pickens gain one
member eneh, and thoso of Beaufort,
Charleston, Georgetown and Laurens
loso one oaeh.
DlvSOKNDKD FROM A IIlGIl STATION. I
"1). D. S." llio Charlotte correspond
rl??nt -.f ?i.? .1
V?w<>. v/ A (IIU A VC*> 1 V5 I *.* I 1 tn\H. I II US
'writes tip" a female in this city.?
Many, indeed tho majority of our
citizens, will know ot whom ho speaks
"Standing in front of tho central
hotol yesterday I saw a woman pass
by seemingly to bo nonchalent ot the
surroundings. 'That woman,' said a
ffAlltlnninn imni* t.f?o nl 1
R .>VM1 If J ) \V 140 UV V/lli; 11II1U,
uno of the most perfect ladles that
over appeared in Southern society.'
I asked him how that was, for her
uncouth appearauco represented
everything to tho contrary.. llo
answered she was u South Carolinian
by birth, wtw a Mitrfe-l** , before
b1 .o was iiinri iud, and one of tlio
leading belles of the circle she moved
in. Just before the war slio married
a gentleman ot' excellent family and
! of high standing: in soci?d and 1 itor|
ary circles. It is a needless drag,
he continued?but the match was an
unhappy one. Her husband entered
the war as a Col- nel and is well
known in the history of North Caro
llnn'u Qnl/linpQ I I/ * full ??11 ?
! * ?? u yviMivi o. iiu l\J|l 11IUI UVI I |
wounded in Virginia. To think sixteen
yours ago this person moved in
the best 6oeioty of North and S -nth
Carolina, and to day sho walks the
streets a washerwoman."?Charlotte
? mm ? ^
Nkw Oki.kans, Fob. 28.?After
sovcn hours' debato Mr. Wilt/, moved
tlio adoption of tho rnajoiity report of
tho committoo appointed to investigate
Kllogg, with n, recommendation
that ftrticlos of impoachmont bo proparod.
This was adoptod by a vote
of61 yoas to 45 nays. Tho JLouso
and lobbies wero thronged with spec
tutors during tho debute of tho vote.
CiiKAi* Living in New Yokk.?
Konts aro down, clothing is down, tho
ncccssarioB of life nro gradually docreasing
in charge, and a man can
livo in Now Yorlc comfortably on an
incomo ho roccivod boforo tho war. In
no matter has tho redaction of pricos
boon so marked as in routs, ospocially
of houses that forinorly rontod for
82,000 a year or moro.?Now York
Tho old Htylo minuet is likely to
bccomo :i fashionable dance.
Baltimtro's New University
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Anions tho most nolablo unlmmM
of bcnevolonco of recent times wns
that of tho hito John S. Hopkins, orlo
of Baltimore's merchant princes, Who,
two years sinco, mado a boquost of
?3,500,000 for tho founding of a university
in tho Monumontal City, to
bo named in honor of (.ho fivo.r Tri
~ O" ' "
be sure tho bequest, though largo, w?h
not so groat an to plaeo tho proposod
institution atoneoon an equality with
the older universities of tho couivlfly
in point of resources; but it was nov*
erthojess sufficient for a broad and
enduring foundation; and Mr. IIops
kins did not pnpumlmi' (lift nwili.ihK
with unreasonable conditions, but ffl~
stoud loft the plan of tho University
almost cntiroly in tho hands of tlm
trustees, whom he Inmsolf wisely
selected from Baltimore's reprospiv
tativo business men of acknowledged
intelligence and practical cttlturo.?
During the timo that Ims, intervened
sinco tho bequest was mado, those
gontlomoti havo spared no offorte U>
rondor tho University all that its
founder intended it should ba, as well
as what all lovers of. learning could
reasonably hopo for. Tho bequoat
included Mr. JLopkinn's country cstat,o
at Clinton, just outside of Baltimore
City, embracing tlireo hundred and
thirty acres of land, delightfully situated,
and this was selected as tho sito
of the proposed University. Tho advice
and counsel of tho most prominent
educators in tho country wn8<t>bt.iliriivl
hv flir> 'I'pnolnna on/I ?.
"J ?.M? ?. juni
ago Prof. I). C. CJiltnan, n gontleman
of raro culture and executive talent^
who had boon Prosidont of tho University
of California, and had provfously
hold a Professorship in Ynfd
College, of which institution ho' is ft
graduate, was chosen President of
tho prospective University. Professor
Oilman accepted tho posilirin, and
at onco bogan making preparations
ior entering upon his now Worlc, pans*
ing tlio summer and auTumn of last
year in Kuropo for tlio purposo of
studying tlio latest educational motliods,
anil tlion returning to arrango for
a formal announcement of tlio plan
and SCOOO ol tho ninhvvn (!i>llo<rr?
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Tlio inaugural ceremonies, which
took placc in Baltimore last Tuosday,vvoro
marked by tho presonco of a
large number of distinguished representatives
in tho country. President
Elliot, of Harvard Univorsity, delivered
tho opening address, thereby creating
a grateful and fitting assooia
lion botweon tho oldest and j oungest
oi American institutions of learning.
Prosidont Ciilman, in his address, sot
forth tho plans of the Trustees so far
a* they have boon definitely deter ruined.
iS'o particular model is to bo
followed in building up tho institutionOil
ll?o contrary, it i.s proposed to
supply, in tho Hopkins University, so
far as is possible, whatever valuablo
and dcsirablo features tho educational
njoiviu ui tiiu uuu 111 ry IKIS 111 US I ill'
failed to secure. President (iilman
finds all tlio conditions ripo for tho
Univorsity, llio public schools and in*,
stilutions of .Baltimore relieving it of
colloginto work, wliilo its location,
convenient lo North and South alike,
is rogarucu as most lmppy. At first
tlio department of philosophy will bo
established, with chairn of languago,
mathematics, history and Beioneo,next
tho medioal department, next tho law
and cunstitution, and thon, perhaps,
theology. President (iiltnan lays groat
stress on tho backwardness of modical
science in this country, and tho noetl
of high mathematical engineering and
architectural instruction; but at tho
same time tho Univoi'hity will teaelv
only principles, not methods. Ar~
rangoinenfs havo boon made for courses
of locturos by (bo ablest professors
in Qtlicr collo^es without disturbing,
tlioii* present relations, and tho best
talent oblainahlo will bo hocured for
tlio various professorships of tho institulion.
1 f tho foreshadowing of tho
inaugural address nro carriod into
o fl'cot, the IJnivoraity will ho in roalily
a normal shool for professors and scionlifio
Invostigators.?Nows ?f- Courier
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