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fhmday School Celebration at Sharon
MR. EDrroR : Sharon eorch khieth
A4odist) is located on the main road
leading ironi Pendleton to Pickons
ville, about midway between Pendle
tou and Carmel (Pres.) church. It
is surrounded by one ot the most in.
teolpgent, orderly, law-abiding com
munities in tho State, consequently
dhurches flourish), Sunday :chools
.p'rmeper, and ever-y good cause finds
endy advocates aiong trhem. naj.
Simdpson used to remark of this coln
munmity, that during a long residence
amnong them., he never eow a liti
gated case carried to the Circuit
Court from that neighlborood, and
thle Deputy Sheriff of Anderson, Mr.
McConnell cor-roburted sP-aid state
ent by remarking ihat he never
had any paper to serve iln that Wl)Ie
scope of country, fron Pndleton to
-Habtowni, but Jury kiom-:ons anid
uch like. Tie good people of vShar,
on and B*thany chules aided and
encouraged by the preacher in
charge, Rev. Alr. Jackison, initiated
pr-oceedirg for a grand Sunday
Schiool cele braion at Siiiir-on culreb,
onid" tesday, 29ti Auutid. Carimel,
.Aendleon, Mt. Zion, Ruh-ama, atr
onl and Bethany, sent full deoputations
i thle Cele ,raltn. The Plndletix
Corntet Band ndded great iterest to
t.. o ccasioul by their mill uzzical per
u rniiiecE during hc diy. The prou
cest3ioni w%latfortned abv.lt 10 O'clock,
under the coinmid of iNajo 1. 11
NeWton who Lad Ueeln apye inted
Marshal of the day. With .be six
b6uidaty StolI il) prI-OcebSiOln, w ith
the band il Irni, it w%asa trufly an iml)
'Osing" den.on0t1tlAO11. Afier mar(,h
ig imrud the chure1 in good irder,
the n anotr abAu 11dice wedre
comfortabW stedc. in a beantiful
groveb, and en a1-l), and th h3cx.,
oierites coymenced by singing the
btautiful y msni, "sweet , Md
Jorayer bytkinse. B. S.inoed
Thn adeothe obymn bet Sunday
School addresses to which it was
ever our good fortune to listen. The
leading proposition of his address
'was that all governments of' whatever
pilitical caste, depended mnainily for
its perpetuation on the v irtue and
morality &f the people for its suppor t.
And the sp)eaker held up England as
a notable example among all the nas
tions of tihe earth, of a stable and
j ust monarchical government, found -
ed as8 it was oni the virtue of an in
telligent citizenship. Sorry that the
gentleman could not say as8 much fot
~'his own governiment. Then followed
naturally the sacred posti:late that
the Sunday School next to the church
ws one of the greatest promzotions
of *irtueI andl morality am ng aniy
peopIle. It seeks to imfpress5 religious
truth l on the tender' minds] ot .the
young. AIter' singing and1 music
from thle bantd, C'aptaini R. WV. Simp
son excuised himselt from speak ig,
on account of inrd isposit ion, and t he
Rev. Dir. Jones, late of Co'lum,biai.
then delivered quite an interetstinug
A address, mui~cli to t lhe dlight of many
of is old 11riends. The Rev. Does
tor's reapplearan ce amon)g is old
~. friends of 'Anderson andi P'icn,
afld especially the fact that ho hasi
I pernma 11fy settledl on the 01(1 "Mla
vek- omiestead, within 3j miles
of Pn)dleton, affords the~ Bs&ieet
gratification to all. Ilis address
throughout was listened to with the
closest attention. At the close of his
' address, and after some fir.o singing
and music fr'om the band, a resolu-.
tion) of thanks was passed by ari.
aiter singing the doxology, "Praiee V
God from whom all blessinga flow," C
and the usual beinediction, the exer
cises were closed, and all were ink r
vited to partAke of the hospitality of a
the neighborhood. The baskets were a
broLght out by the good ladies, and t
we think that all present were abun a
dantly refreshed by the eatables pro- c
pared for the occasion. After par- t:
taking of these refreshments, and 1
enjoying social intercourse for about
an hour, the Sunday School children ,
remasembled in the church aid en- c
tertained the spectators for about I.
three fourths of an hour in singing, (
and then the crowd quietly dispersed S
to their homes, all delighted with the 11
prk ceedings of the day.
The design of such celebrations as a
Mr. Jackson, well said, is to excite a f!
still deeper interest in the Sunday
School work. It is to be hoped that 0
such may be the eff ct of the cMe- C
bration at Sharon church. Tihe sing
ing by the Sunday Schools, and the
Ifui by the band w:as particulzrly a
good, and adled greatly to tho inter
est of the occation. The pieces gen- b
erally chosen by tie band were welt
adapted to the c:rcunistances. We
hink that the example of the Pendle 3
ton balnd, in so generously respoid- a
ing to the request of the friends of '
Sunday School work, is worthy of
comU1endt-tion. While the singing a
by the Sunday Schools was generally j
good, and all pertorming togeti.er it t
would be in.possible to discriminate, .
yet as the Bethany claLss led iml these
pe)r mmr mtaces, It u i,i n->t be coisid
cred invi,ious to say thalt they per
fOrmed this duty stuptrbly. Youig
Mr. Newton pr-esides over this class,
and we can truly pay that we have
1ouver witne, sd a snpol ior exhibi
tion of p)1 erectionI in mnusical perfor'm- ~
an1ces. Gij on, young ladies and
gemlem1 in yu' Cffo'tt inl this di
rectionl, and may othurs profit by it,
until the will of praise shali be heard
in all our1' chu1rches, congregations
and families in at aiies of sweesei
TI. HI. R.
Grand Mass Meeting at Anderson.
CENTRALS8. C., Spt. 3, 1870.'
Mn. EDITon:-It was my privilego ~
to participate in a grand mass meeting E
at Anderson, and as I thought it
might interest some to hear, I con-- E
cluded to "drop you a few lines" cons
corning what I saw.
W ishinig to give our loved Hamp I
toni as brilliant a reception as possi- t
ble, the Central, Pendleton and San- t
dy Spiings Clubs concluded to go
down uniformed with red jackets. I
Early S itorday, ere the sun had ]
crept from his bed, we were in the t
saddle and dashing over the hills wit h <
fi) ing colors Lient. I. G. Gains led
our comnpany until we reached Pen- t
d!eton, there he delivered us in <
charge of Capt. J. J. Lewis- The r
Pendleton Company had just left as E
we entered the [own. We dashed
ahead, soon overhtauled them, and E
were received, when we came up,
with rousing cheers and splendid mu
sic from the Pendleton Band. At I
Sandy Springs Stat ion, we were join.- a
ed hby Capt. G4arr ison's Companiy.- (
WVe were joined b)y several othert'
comlipat)ies on! the road, but not ini I
unliform. We were greeted wi'h joy t
ons cheers al i along '.Le road, and we i
rturned1'IC( themi wi th such initerest t hat <
we made t he old hillsI ring. Onie lit', 1
ie inlcideont liiappenecd ont thle road,t
t hat brougILhlt torIthI shouts of l aughter (i'
An old 1e:r woan fighltend byt
the long Ii ne of "red coat8,"' hid in the s
cornerI ot the~ fenice. But as thec long
l ine kept galloping past, her' terr'or
became so great that she could r'emiin I
no longer in such close quartertIers; e
therefore, she made a (lash through 1
tihe open) space between 0our company t
and the one0 in' advance. I never <
shall forget the look of wild, awful,
terror ont hmer ae, as she dasLe I al- 1
umost under our hors~es' fuet into the
voods, followed by the shouts of the uO
ompany. Ob
As we entered Anderson, we were' tb
eceived with the firing of canno, fr
nd joyous shouts of assembled thou% "1
ands. When we arrived opposite Q
lie Fair Grounds, we halted until the ed
rrangements were made for the pro, th
ession. The Pendleton Band headed do
ic procession, followed by some wl
tandard bearers, (I could not see, do
oc didn't learn whether the speakers mi
rere in the procession or not,) then ou
ane Capt. Sitton's Company, from
'endleton, followed by the Central
lonpany. Next in order was the
andy Springs Company followed by
le balance of the Anderson clubs.- ise
10 procession was miles in lengthi th
nd it was estimated that there were m
fteen hundred mounted men. ar
Wo were delighted with the sight so
f many beautiful ladies, wh) wore in
rowed in front of the houseB, to th
,itness our march. Our hearts were te
.1rilled with the sound of sweet, joy- he
us welcome from the blessed ladies
Ve marched through the town, to a in
eantiftul grove in rear of Johnson ta
Iniversity, there we dismounted and pr
iarched in companies up to the sa
'and. The speakers stand was of
beautiful thing, and I am sure the ab
tdies delicato hands were engaged
1 flowring it. The platforin was over jV
hjadowed by a beautiful awning' w
,,hich was decorated with evergreens, "(
Lowers, flags and mottoes, in truly e
rsthiti style.
Atter some splendid music, the E
Jhairm1an, Maj. Hoyt, ilitroduced I
oud and repeated cheers groeted tie tl
maime of onr loved, illustrions chief- r(
ain. It will be useless to attempt to ti
rive any por-tion of the speeches in a A
hort article, therefore it till not be e
attemptd. - -
As for the first speech, it was en- a
ugh to know that it was Hamipton's. r<
dvily had heard his voice in tho bour a
f battle, when danger was at every hi
ondIAf; and they showed by every
aicans of approubation how glad they at
vCre to hear his voice in this hour of It
attle against wrong, when danger of se
uinl stares us in the face. Next w
ame Simpson, with a splendid ce
p)ecb. Hie was followed by Gen- a<
61L. W. Gary, with a speech that h<
howed he "meant business," Next to
was General S. McGowan, of whom ci
ce need say nothing, for you "know ~
tow it is yourself," and ho was "just tc
lie same." Next came that noble, as
horonagh farmer, D. Wyatt Aiken, tc
vhio was proud of his avocation, and t<
nrduratood his business so well, that at
believe lhe pleased the audience bet
er than anty of the speakers. The h
~losinig spoceb was mnade by William
Vallaco, wvho said lie was both p roud q
mnd ashamod of his name; proud be- se
~anse ho lad such an illustrious si
tamesake; ashamed, that his name ic
hould be disgraced by such a man a]
s A. S. Wallace. The wvhole of the w
p eebes and the manner in which ir
hey woro received showed that they (.1
vero- determined to "light it out to the
itter e'ud." And not only fight, but es
vin. After the speaking was finish- h
d, we mounted, formed ranks and si
narched back through the town, la
ceaded by the Anader&on and Pendle. i
on bands. A fter marching out tr
~cross the Railroad bridgo, we halted, T'
plened ramnks and allowecd the two o~
>ands8 to pass back. We gave three b~
ousing cheers for Anderson as they b
>aSt back. After passing through ti
he ranks (ne Pendleton Band came ~
lowly back again, pla.ying, as a fare- al
'cll, "Hlome, Sweet ilome." The
>iece of music was sweetly and thril tj,
ing rendered; tilling our hearts with 11
adutess, to think that the parting to
10our had come. When the band was 01
brough, we were "h~omnoward bon9t
mece mnore- When we reacked Pen
Ileton, we marci'hed around the pub. ti
c squre with the Pendleton Club. n
LDhan they halted. opennd zanks, let
pass through and gave us thre
eers as we passed. The band cam
rough after us and marched I
nt of the old Court House, playin
docking Bird," for a farewell. Ou
kptain disbanded us here and allom
as to make our way hone, and t
ink over the "great events of th
y." And I do truly hope, fror
iat I saw on that day, that a greate
y will soon come, when we sha
ake hill and valley ring with "joy
s notes of freedom."
CENTRAL STATION, Sept. 5, 1876.
MR. EDITOR: 1 noticed in your las
iue a piquant and newsy letter fron
is little place, and possibly yoi
ay think we ought to be satisfie(
d not trouble you any more fo
me time. Well, there is sone trutl
that, but be generous and give i
e use of your columns for this let
e, and I, for one will for some tim
reafter hold my peace.
On last Thu-sday night the debat
g club of this place gave an enter
ininent that they may well b(
oud of, for it has elicited univer
I praise. It consisted of a numbe
charades. Ending with !. laugh
le farce called the negro school.
Of course there was no Booths o
nnashock "in the tragic." No
us there any Bishops or Russel's i
.onics." But still for the experi
ce and the short time taken to re
farse, it was a grand succees. Mie
stelle G-'s acting was inimitabli
fact, it was what all actors shoul
rive to personate-life itself. ]
i cast of Rosa Thorn, she made or
)alize, what a frightful thorn
m per is in a young lady's characte
nld I veuture to say, that whc
ery jong-ady- presenasr- whi
b8o lost by not curbing her tempe
ade a resolution to draw a tigl
in upon their own in the futur<
d so doing, gain what R)se lost,
MisE "ettio G. for the experient
e has had, did extraordinarily wel
was fate to be called upon to pet
nate a miatron in each piece i
bich she took a part. And I at
rtaini when she gets hold of a chai
ter, in which she can throw hb
~art it will give her a better chant
display her powvers. Under Li
reumistances her rendition of Mr
~yrtle, was splendid. She seme
be imbued with the spirit of if
e when she advises Fannie Myrtl
marry for money. But I am gli
say that Fannie ignored the cow
ml of her mother -followed ti
romptings of her heart, and gas
3r hand to poor1, but honest Pau
The character of Mrs. Myrtle rc
uires delicate handling, there
ichi a quick transposition from ti
irewed, careful mother to the fash
nable worldly womnag. There we
so other young ladies that did i
oil as the two named. But it woul
ake this~ letter too long to speak<
Cem seperatelf.
01 the male actors, I can say the
'cen disappoin ted themselves. WVit
anidreds of bright eyes, ready I
e,and ir checks to dimplo wit
ughtr. Wich this encouragemen
)w could they do otherwise than
y to mako~ alboso maidens merry,
bey did their best, and succeede<
das a proof of their succes3, the
~ve been repeatedly requested t
ive anot her soon. I am satistie
at there is material here, out<
hich can be formed a perfect th<
rical corps.
Now a low words in support
ese exhibitions, and I am done. I)
cy not in a manner show the en
mai of the people in its many diffe:
it phases, and not only represci
eir chiaraicter, their tastes, sent
cnts and opions, but has a retroa
ve efl'eet upon the same. Do v
t need such a society? IHas it n
tendenewy to inculcate loftie anni
e mente and higher aspirations-puri..
e fy and cultivate a taste for higher lit i
i eraturel Do they not show up vice
g in all its hideousness, condemn im- I
r morality and hypocracy, and prove e
P- that morality and virtue will meet i
o with reward? Are there not some as I
e effective sermons acted on the stage I
a as there is preached in the pulpit? I
r And then here is another view, are i
Li they not instructive as well as amus- i
- ingl Do they not aid the actors I
memories by making them more re- i
tentive? are there not as much amuse.. .t
ment as at dances and kissing part- I
ies, and a less tendency to dissipa- I
t tiont I think so, and I believo the E
i sensible, thinking portion ot the corn
i munity agree with me. If all this is I
I true, then, let us encourage and sus- i
e tain a society from which springs so (
i much good.
RALEIo1, N. C., Aug. 4, 1876.
DEAR SENTINEL: As all your many N
Democratic readers could not be t
nominated in your State and County <
Conventions for the different oflices, i
I believe all true men of all parties I
regardless of past differences. will
. soon unite on the ticket put forth in i
your County and State; they could
r not be better or stronger.
r With Wade Hampton as leader,
South Carolina will be redeemed in
November, it she is ever to be. Let
all inen, high or low, rich' or poor,
white or black, "rally around the
flag," and give aid in raising the
d down trodden rights of the still
1 proud Palmetto State out of the pres
ent bad hands into which she has
a been forced. Many honest and good
r. men in South Carolina, like Alabama,
a vigorously worked with the Radical
It party, but like Algbamians, will or
r, ave seen the error of their ways
it and turn, before it is too late and
fight for victory in the Democratic
ranks, which is generally believed
will be in November, one of the
e grandest victories ever seen on Ane
rican soil, or even in the world. Let
-them remember that the expenses
nof the government for the past ten
Syears has been donble what it was
for the preceeding seventy-five years8.
rLet them remember too, that the
e consumer, mechanic.and laborer pays
ethis expense; this is easy enongh for
a blind negro to see.
d The man ufacturer manu facture
the tobacco, he puts on his stamps,
ewhich he pays for. Thel merchant
d buys it and pays for it, stamps profit
and all. The consumer buys it, pays
Shigh for it, so the merchant may
make enough to pay back his money
1.which ho paid the manufac(urer for
the stamps. So with whiskey, the
man who drinks, pays the revenue,
S(if it is not blockade whiskey.) And
_so with everything on which there
15isad duty.]
So the workman's wages is niot
d what they might be if his employer
did not have such heavy taxes to
A certain amount of revenne is
h necessary under any administration,
ninety-six thousand government of
h ficors are not necessary ini Ihee
a United States. 11alf of them are for'
s' political pur'poses. Like onie in the
a, mountains of Western North Caro
i, hina, wvben approached by a stranger,
'and in conversation, was asked what
his professiona was? lie replhied that
d he was a "Custom House ollicer!"
and not a navigablo stream nearer
than the Savannah River. The fact
was, he was an officer to watch no
groes and keep them welded to the
oRIadical party, as many of thenm are.
One half of these oflcers it is said, do
.not collect one halt the amount palid
tthem by the government, so their
charge is put oun the people by tax
ation, "Thats the way tihe mone*y
Tgoes." "TAn UImI~."
ft Twenty one of the thirty eight
L. States. elect Governo1u thi fall.
The Constantinople un4r*4
'ailway, extending from Galata%4
?era, is pronounced as entirely sat%4
actory work. This railway ine4rY
even hundred yards long, and coo.
reys passengers from the level o-0the
Bosphorus to the extreme be"ght of
?era, an elevation of two hundked
et with an tvcrage gradient of obe
n ten. Its greatest depth below. the
urface is eighty feet. The motive
)ower is a stationary engine, workfog
i drum with endless bands. The
rains run up and down simultaneous.
y every five mnites, and are calon
atod to carry thirty thousand pas-.
engors per diem, the cars working
rery easily at an average speed bf
on miles an hour. This enterprisel
inder the management of an Enlist4
A traveler, on horseback, was once
ogging along a road in the wie grase
egion of Georgia, when his attention
vas attracted by a small tallow faced
irchin who was plowing a 'patch' of
,orn near the roadside, the patch, be..
ng in every respect, in full keeping
vith the surroundings. The travel
r accosted tho boy when the folloW
ng conversation ensued:
"Hello, my Son, your corn seeme
,o be small I"
"Yes, sir, we planted small corn.',
"Alh! but what makes it look so
"We planted yellow corn, sir."
"Well," said the traveler as he
moved off, "I don't think you'll make
more than half a crop,"
"Nut" aaye the tow headed young
stor, raising'his voice, "We don't ex.
pect to make but hall a crop; we only
planted on shares any wayl".
The traveler trotted away, perfect%
ly satisfied that it won't d-6t judge
by appearances at all times.
Those were noble words of the late
Speaker Kerr, to his son, a youth
just merging into manboed: 'I haw,
nothing to leave you, my son, except
my good name. Guard it and your
mnother's honor, and live as I have
lived." Not many lives come to
their end with the courage to com.
mand a young and springing life to
follow thorn.
There has at last been found a
barnacle sticking to Mr. B3ristow 's
reform ship in the person of one iRob
nson, brother in law to Poland, of
Vermiont, who succeeded in getting
him faistened upon the Boston Cns
:om House, after the assistant and
Seectary of the Treasury had said
that the appropriations were in a too
'depleted condition" to increase the
A n earnest move is being made in
Europe to secure the blessings of a
sabbath of rest, in the interests of
laboring men and morals.
The Democrats, of Indiana and
)hio, are exhuberant, and every thingi
ndicates a Democratic victory for
hose States in October. indiana is
leterminued on a change, and Ohio
.8 in sympathy with the same desire
,vbich prevails ini the North West.
There are 117 colored voters on the
r'oll of the Sumpter Democratie
The latest recipe for true eloquence
was given by a minister at the Mar
thta's Vineyard Baptist camp meet
ing yecterday. IIere it is: "Get
yourself churck full of the subject,
knock out the bung, and let nature
A young lady, on being asked
what baisiness her lover was in, and
not liking to saiy he bottled soda,
answered: "lIe's a practising fizzi
What holds all toe snuff in the
wvorld? No onto nose.

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