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VOL. VI. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30. 1876. NO. ~
. The Young Partners.
A STORY FOR BOYS.
Tip was the older of the two.
can't really say how old ho was, afn<
w hat is more, Tip himself didn't know
le wore a -man's coat and a pair o
very small trousers, but neither fittet
him. His hat was an old felt affair
that he had picked up in a back alley
and his head seemed very much as
if might have been p)icked up with
Top was the other partner. It wa
Top who bought the melon, because
he had sold all his papers but one,
and had an uncommon handful of
change. The melon was cheivp, too
and only a trifle spoiled, so tho part
nors set down on a stone and ate it.
Then Tip wiped his mouth on his coat
*flooves and looked at Top, who had
sproad his last paper over his knees,
and was slowly spolling out the news.
- 'Thero's a row somewhere, but I
can't make out which sido is lickin';
it's the Turkeys or the other fellers.
What be the Turkeys, Tip?'
'3asoball fellors, I reckon; them
kind is greas at a scrimmage.'
'And a freshot carrted off a raProad
bridge. Tar-nado in Dubbs c.>unty;
blowed all the oats (own. Does oate
grow on troes, Tip, or bushes?'
'Bushes, and kind o' limber.'
'Tairiblo catastrophe. Vhat would
a% catastrophe bo, Tip?'
'It's a kind o' jitmpinl' animal.
Don't yo mind the one we sco to the
Top folded up hi; paper with a sigl
Th Cir-CUS waS Lhe beginninig of the
p1artnershIip, WhIen the two boys, ul,
ed 1p togetlher ill a Croery erat e
had been an akncled in the dusk of a
May m- ring )y the ling train o
iru wagonsI rumeblinig awVay into
the Country. flalf asleep. they o
lowed on, keeping k1e w i thek gre'.1
b,ruw In hl, k hat str o uith swayieru
1runk after the wagons :n1d glancilg
hal feCarfully at the awkward camieIs
thalt bar1 ' their great le.t g o vicioNsly
ai it' tlhey wooll 11oit at al iin d m k
inig a m14o11hi11 of the two litt e Va
gabonds. Oince U (river. notioed t hem,
and erneked his long whip'alt themin
but they only fell back a few stepsu.
'I sa,Tp let's go on till it stops,'
whispered Top; and with a nod the
bargain wasI concluded.
It was ten o'clock before thne circus
ctopped, and the boys, footsoro and
hunngd*y, hung around the wvagons, get
tiang plentiful kicks and abuse, wichu
was no0 morQo than they were accus,
tomod to at hnome, b)ut rowvarded by ai
glimpse of thoe animals as they wert
fod, and making a rare breakfast on 11
loaf' of bread that a girl in a dirty
spangled dross snatched from one 01
the wagons and tossed to them.
Top had risco~ in the world sinc<
then. lie had left rag picking and
gone into the rnewvspaper' business, and
even p)icked up a little learning at thnc
night class in the newisboy's home.
But lhe was loyal to his partner, and
of ten shared his good fortune witt
him. lie had a plan now for then:
'I say, Tip, lo's you and me go t<
Tip looked at Top, took off his hat
turned it over as if looking for at
idea in it, and then put it On agair
and said nothing.
'There's a chatp comes dowvn to tln4
homo told us follers if you go out Wes
a bit, the .guvmont would let ye havi
a farm froe, jest for living on it. Bos
kind o' ground, too. We would rais<
things to sell, besides hav in' all thn
Smelons and stuff you could swalle:
'C'm on,' said Tip, bin mouth wat
ering at the thought. 'Is it fur, ou
tWest, do ye reckon?'
'A good bit; but I've got som,
,mondy,'and we can walkc it easy.
4 Git yeor other shirt, and we'll start t<
That night Top dlrowv all his mono3
from the deposit at the newsboys
home-three dollars and sixty fly,
cents. The first thing he did was tm
buy twvo clay pipes and a paper of to.
4 baco. Then ho laid in a store o
provisions. in thmei -lu~ f hc
stale buns, a triangle of cheese, and a
dozen herrings. Tip was on hand
promptly, with his other shirt in n
wad under his arm, and the two part
nors started 'out West.'
'May as well ride ton conts' worth,
said Top, paying fare for the two on
an mnibus that ran to the city limits
Afterward, they walked on toward
the open prairie, breakfasting as they
wont, and adding to their stores a
turnip and a couple of tomatoes that
hadjolted from some laden market
wagon. Miles after iniles of market
gardens, where women and children
were hoeing and weeding and gath
ering vogotables. They stopped at
one house and asked for water, and a
woman in a brown stuff petticoat and
white short gown offered them sonic
milk in a big yellow bowl, and a
piece of black broad. A boy was
washing long yellow carrots by the
pump. Tip bit one, and liked it.
Tip was always hungry. Then they
went oil, and by and byo cane to the
end of the gardens. There were
great stubbly fields and a stack of
Yellow straw. The)y @at down by tlhi
stack to rest, and then Top thought
of the pipes. The -wen whom he
knew always sinoked when they
reisted at noon, and so he and 1'ip
tried it. They had tried it before
wit i cnda of cigars they had picked
lup, and one~6 Top had bought a
few cigar, a firtcen center, and
sm11(pkeld it all, though it made himn
tearfiIly, sick. Tie pipes did no:
sem toI algree w%it them. Tip' feh
p-1r.1ienhullly mlI.. mfIor6tablo, anld
.. i..hlid lie iiad ni%t ea:ken thiat e-tri'ta.
Fhev di iot itke anv rennehu;
;Jb.)t it, b1-t p esen ly h y.u a n
)h i ipe A W(Ilit 10 e in t
suon. W hen 'h1'y waked it vas sun
St a1 gIroi iig chilly.
" use to go any for1ler to Iig
T.id -T. ; an Id the h3 orr II'I IIWLd i II
L e straw aid uere as iugi 's I %w
1iCd Im ice.
InI t he I.ornoin1g theil re w%ere olv a
lier ing anI(d t 1 0 ver3 dry huins for
beaktas); but the partnert; had seen
mu11clh smnalle r rat ions t han t hat ini
heir day. They asked for water
aga in when t hey cane to ai hense, but
'lhe l lady who opened the door
must h.ave been deaf. She onuly
shio( k her head and shoo-ed themi
away as if they' had been tw'o stray
chickens. Next ttie they had bet
ter luck. A fat little womaizn withI
r*osy red cheeks gave them a big has
ket to fill with chips, and when ii
w as full she brought t horn each' ar
thick slice of bread and butter and
a great p)uffy' brown donghnnt. Af
terward, the~y drank at the well ont
of a sweet tasting dipper made (of m
cocoannt shell, and the woman look
ed up fi om the bread she was knead
ing to nod and smile as they wen'
out of the gate. Next can.e a long
strip) of wood, without aniy honses
any) haonees, and beyond that ope
'I think this is about fur 'notgh,
said lop, sitting down on a loig, ']
should kind o' like to have our farn
nigh to the woman that gave us thu
dlaughnnite. She's a good one, sh
"Well,' said Tip, 'seems to be Iot
of land and mighty searce of bonses
Let's take it halt an' half, woodLi an'.
Now that the farm was located, th<
next thini g to be done w as to build a
house. Never did the Westert) em
igrants find things moic Ce l cneiett
for near the roadside lav' a pile o
rnails that had once beeni a fence abou
a haystack. These they dragged in
to the woods, and p)roceedeL to buik.
a lint against the trunk of a grea
tree. The r esult was not exactly
palace, but at least it was clean an<(
airy, and they had slept in muel
worse quarters. They made a bed "
green boughs and spread Tip's othe:
shirt over' it. Everything went we'
- until Tip nndertook to climb a trne
U after some wild grapes. A countr
~ bo woud hao knwn bttertha
to trust the old dead limb from which
they dan ded; but Tip never exspec
ted that a tree conld wear out, until
he found himself crashing headlong
through the branches to the ground.
Ile lay there so quiet that poor Top
might as well have had no partner at
all, Top was frightened, but he did't
give it up. He shook tip and slap,
ped him on the back; he even light.
ed a pipo and blew tobaoco smoke in
his face, all of which remedies lie
had seen used with success, though
not upoin people who had fallen out
of tree. After a while, Tip begun to
breathe again in a jerky fashion, and
then lie sot strengthh enough to
'Is it yer head' asked Top anx
iously. 'Are ye all right in yer
'Its me laigs, and me spines is all
smashed to flinders,' moaned Tip.
Top managed to drag his unlucky
partner into the lut; but the bed was
aINy1hing but luxurionq, and Tip was
no hero to suffer in silence.
'is it as bad as a whalinl' asked
Top, icaning to be sympathizing.
'W U s6,' groaned Tip, but after all
the stggestion had some comfort in
'Tip,' said his partner, presently,
'he ye sorrow ye come out West?'
'No, nlot if I die," moaned Tip. 'I
seen a feller die oncu't, fallin' down a
Tip tried to get up but he fell back
with fi esli groans.
Dmn y<m give up the farm, 1T1.;
a'l you can have all my clothes and
ily other shir:.'
T-Op WoUld have cried if he had
knovrn how, but just then a man
comling down thre Wood road stopped
a mioweit. to Ito)k and listen, aind
:henl ttrode 11l) to the (111 er little liut,
*What in cre-a-tion.'
'He's hurt,' said Top, briefly nod
ding his head at his partner.
'N.ri! I should think so! W ho
a -re yo.? and what are you d ing
'We're pardners, anid wc'Ne took
up this farm,' begun To1'; but the
man looked at the pair of beggars
anid laughed in a fashion that threat
ened to bring the rails down over his
'Well,1 well,' he said at last wipin.g
hris eyes on his shirt sleeve, 'if that
ain't the biggest joke.'
Then lie sobered down a little, and
felt of Tips bones-and, ini fact Tip
was not much else but bohes.
'No more ment'n a ladder! W ell,
well, well!' And he picked up poor
Tip.and marched away with him
while Top followed meekly. It seem-~
ed to him the man had on seven
Ileague boots, he got over the ground
so fast, while he could only limp af
ter, for 101) was getting sore and
stiff from tampering. B3y,and bye,
they turned into a green lane anid
camne to the hack door of a house.
The mian laid TIip on a' bench, arid a
Blhnggy dog came and sniflfed at him.
'Molly Andersonl' called tihe mran,
and somebody came trotting briskly
to the door, saying, 'Well, John?'
long before i-he camre ini sight.
It was the woman who had given
themn thre dlonghrnutts TipJ cried when
lie saw her thouitgh hre didnr't know
wvhy, for Ihe felt wonderfully glad.
T'hinr gs were mixed 11p after thIiat
for a good many,) days;, amnd Tipi had
queoer fancies of going on anid on,
tr'yinrg to find the best kind of a farm
to settle down upon01, uintil at hast hre
waked upl to find himself on aL clean
h)ed in a great br'eezy garr'et, with a
p)leasanlt little womahi darning stock
ings beCside him. rThe man was thierec
too, anid he said, in a cheer'ful voice:
'hey'r'e made of cast steel arnd whip
cord's, thorn youngster. Hle'll be
right as a top) in a day or two.'
'Thre ot her 01ne is Top,' Tip tried to
say, burt Ihis voice wats SO gneer he
cdi ot know it, and wondredrm who
In the end, the partners concluded
to give up the farm; but the man who
had befriended them gave them both
work for a few weeks, and when one
day they rode back to the city in a
great loaded market wagon they felt
It was grander yet riding back
again at night, with the new delight
of returning to a home and a we]
'Tip,' said Top, as they crept into
bed, 'I ain't never goin' back to the
city. When they won't keep us no
more, and nobody won't keep us, I'm
goin' to start along the road, and
keep on till I come to somewieres.
Roads is better'n etreets; they always
goto somewheres that they didn't
Top's voice died away, and Tip
only answered with a snore, The
partners were asleep..-St. Nicholas.
While the time for the reasscnb
ling of Congresa is only about two
weeks'off, says the New York Her-'
ald, the President, so far as known,
has done nothing toward the prepa
ration of his ann ual message beyond
reflecting upon it, food for wbich
mental exercise has been furnished
him abunidantly of late. Doubtless
the necessity of a deliberatte conside
ration o the presel't critical bituation
of political affairs, and the import
an1ce of recolitnedil(ing a wise and
intelligent policy to nress ill
cause hin to vait for the very latest
levelopi ents in the problen of the
Presidential election. Iudeed, it ha,,
fallen to the lot of Presidt.1t Grant
to prepare at the close of his eight
years' admi.istration periips the
most iiportlint Pr"esidential message
in our history, to grave are the m1a
teis of wtichi he will be r(q-iired to
Tu i. DEORATrS 1AV11 ONLY -r
WArr.-The New Yurk Herald, in a
'leader, after describinig tle char
acter of the returning boar'ds in Loui -
sian:a and Sou th Carolina, and d --
claring that it is almost impossible
fur the Republicans to obtain a ver'
dict favorable to their candidate
whieb shall not hear the fatal taint
of fraud, Bays:
Under the circumscances the De
mocrats have oily to wait. They
occupy a position of advantage whbich
only their own folly can deprive
them of. But the Republican pesi
tion is p)ainful1 in the hiighiest degree.
Tro sat isfy the public miind that no
wrong is done, where so many cir
cumnstances point to a deliberate in.
tention of wrong, is very dilIlicult for
them. To count their canididate in
without so satisfying the public minld
and disarming Suspicion is to court
disg race, and at the next election to
meet an irrepressible burst of popu11
lar indignat ion. They may, b)y the
methods which they are usiniig and
which we have described, legaily
return Mr. Uayes, atnd there will be
no0 legal miethod0( of setting aside thie
result. The nation must peaicefully
accep)t such a legal result. But the
RepublhIican let der's will, in t L e act,
dig deep thiir own graves, and two
years henco t hey will 1)be buried
without hiope of resurei'ction.
A phsiia iregon gi 'e's te
following as a certain euro for rattle
snake bite or a sl.ider sting: ' TFake
the yolk of a wood egg, put in atea.
cup and( stir ini as imuch salt as will
make it thick enough not to rin oil',
and spread a plaster' and appldy to the
wound. Do this when bitten or stung
and1 I will insure yourI life fort a six
penfl I have triidt thiiis remedy in
a number of cases, and have never
known it to fail.
The sugar cr'op) of Louisiania is es
timated at 200,000 hiogsheads, and1(
this is saidl to be equal to only one
eighth of the amount c,>nsu i:ed in
the United Stts
Governor Hampton's Addreag. C
To the )eopl)e of South Carolina:
The Board of Canvassers have, by
their unprecedented action to day, i
shown not only their contempt and h
defiance of the Supreme Court of the 8'
State, but their -utter - <UeWajdj of "
their own official 4ibkgrity, w4ilathe c
grave question3 determining the re- E
sult of the recent election were pend-. 0
ing befbre the Supreme Court, coM-- ti
posed of three Judges belongitg to -
the Republican party, and in direct ti
violation of the orders of this tribu, 0
nal, the board havo issued certificates 1)
of election to the Relpublican Presi. 0
dential Electors, and to the Repub- l
!icavn Statn oflieors. and havo refused P
to give certificates to Democratic t
members of the Lvgislature, shown O
by the returns of this same board, to
have lbeen elected in the counties of
Edgefield and Laurens. This high a
handed outra_,e is well calculated to P
arouse the indignation of our long
suffering eopl; but I assure themi
ti a this diiring and * revolutionary '
act of thle board cal have no legal C
effect whatever. I appeal to you,
therefore, in the full confidence that 0
the appeal will not be unheeded; thmat L
you %,\ill maintain even under these r
provocations, your character as an
orderly and law abiding people.
Dring tihe past excited political r
canvass, you have prudently avoided
even the semblance of a purpose to
disturb the p-eace or to transgress I
the law. YuIIr cause, and it is the
cause of c.nstituti(nal government,
an1d of civilization, has been carried
to the high"est court of the State, and
we are willing to abide by the de
cision, feeling assured that this tri
hutnal will see that the laws shall be
enforced and justice secured.
' AADE 11AMPTON.
Columbia, S. C., Nov. 22, 1870.
S11OCT1No AFFAIR.-Mr. Thomas
Dent Son (if the Shierill'of this County,
was shot and pIrIobalfly fatally w,.oIold
ed at a late honur last nighut by John i
R. Cochr an, thle Senator from An- I
derson . Tio two men were standing I
at tihe bar ol Fine's saloon, when I
some dispute arose, which resulted<
in the lie being passed. Mr. Dent I
st ruck l\lr. Coch ran in tile face, and I
both m n tinnnl ediately backed andi
drewv their p)istolIs. Some one snatch- I
ed Mr. Dent's p)istol away. Mr. I
Cochian fired three shote, one of I
wvhich struck Mi'. Dent in the arm
and anot lher' in the abdomen. Theo lastI
shot will alnost certainly; pove'fa
tal. Mr. Cochran wais aurested and
taken to jail .-Colum:bia Register.
A TrauLl A ~rra[ ECNSFIN.- Aln
in fidel said: 'There is one thing that
ma:rs all the pleasure of my li fe."'
"IndeeC'd," I r'epl ied , "'what is
lie answeed "I amIf afr'aid thme
IBible is true. If I could kn1ow for'
certaiin th at death is eterinal sleep, I
could be happy!I My joy would be
coIluplete ciBut here is thle thorn) that
stings me; it' tie ible is true, then
I am lost foee.
The lible1 is trueI(, tremendl(ously
dlAity my bec, howese bi hrazen its'
cot ienan!ce, t here is anl in ward
trembLling whieb distmi bs the IiindC's
'luiie end no'rs n2l tho leasurles of
life, inIto whate'ver ('xcu-S of r'iot the
dIevItee of bIaek infidel ity Inaf turn,
t lhe t(;rlIinen inig though t wvill fllow.
Thie thoughit that the Bible is true
the revealings of past ages attest,
an:d the prc sent fur n ishes the grand
es;t demonst rat ion*.
MrIl. O, WV. A ppf, uf Alanita, Ga
has' julst finished( a remnarkab!e pair of
shoes(. Tihei r len 2th is seCventen and
thi'ee f'ourth:s inches andI they are six
ineh es ac'ross th sole30!. The(y were
who is over s!ven flet in height an:d
Iweighs* 400 PoJund1.
pinions of the Northern Press.ta
South Carolina.. :.
NEw YoR, Nov. 26.-The
ork Times says: The South C(a:o
na Board of Catvassera recognia;d
>mewhat hite their mistake in 8ub(
litting their aetio'n to the revioaid
Zitr.W of the SupreW Court". T11
suing the orders to a judicial body
f entirely independent juiisdi6tiopi
.at court was guilty of a mA*st
surpation. In consenting to a'4
jecmse before tle court, the boaW
t canvassers gave their orders al"
carance of validity which could not
tlerwise be claimed, for tle clear
iteution4 of lhe m.Ijority of
reme .Couur t was io doI i. Wrtgf
1e Democrate at whatever sacrieico
f control, rights and common justice
The New York World says: The
oard of Canvassers stole the elec
)ral vote of that State openly, nt1
artly from thic Supreme Courf, with
ic open object ' of fferin' it to
[ayes. Its publicity was brazen aud
mimeless. It rests witi the Amirim
[n people to decide w1htlhAr they
ill Eurre)der control o tlich- goy.*
rnmient to such hands, or whether
icy will maintain liberty, self res"
ect and prosperity by enforcing TC
iedios of law mgrinst lawless con6pi,
ttors, without parallkI in ont ans
Tie New York Herahl says: Thi
3 Very sharp practice. It the Su-:
)remne Court cannot sup)ort its and
horitv which has been dLIled v
he boar d, the State mut. be col'Ilte0
or Iayes. The audacity of thi act
betrays great desperation, a'd i not
undone in court of justice, it will
stand as a monument of infamy.
The New York Post izays: The best
thing the South Carolina 3nard of
Canvassers can do, is to reasmblc.
flo.country vill not be satisfied witi
lhe proceedinigs, which look like
31harp practice. Wo admtit tiat t1ho
Supreme Court itselt ii not free fir6t
i suspicion of' sh p ract ice. No
i ppearance of Jurdicial sharp) pr:c
ice, whatever can exenseC the el:iry
>ralctice of the canvYasser's. Ini thre
irst p)lace, the conservative opinion
>f t he country demands respect four
he judgmont of the ecust itutional
ribunals. It is better that a decis
on, which is wrong, shall be obeyed
han that it shall be0 disobeyed, even.
o secure a right end. The proceed
nge of yesterday in South Carolina,
vill not convince thre conuntry that
he canfvass5 is honeost and fair.
One of the lien tenanits wVho( was on
Juty> in South Carolina dourig the
~lectioni was arrested imm red iately on
is ret u rn to Atlanta, and susp~O(ede
rom) du ty until chrarges againsit himi
or being a Democrat can be inive,t i"
Thre Spm tanbur g and( Ashoville
Ra ilroad is mak inrg rap id progress,
md its compldetioni may be lonoked fori
it an early day. Whlen finisahed it
wvil 1b1) an imy~ortanut link beCtween1
Jhiarleston and the great WVest.
Th~le Georgia papers ieport s;everal
lista~uces of tihe mobb)inug of cdoored
Iinocratsa by th~e R~ad ical roingh s.
1his oughtL not to be lo)nger permlIit
./ c~.Oijp:Ily of 1(i lloneS Inavo
S atei sold iers, anid sent to join
Croolt's commrnandl. The are a tina~
b,ody~ of fighting mien, anid will give
the Sioux a good limit oft their prow
(o8s when they' meet themgv.
A man by) thre niamie of James I1.
Jo;h,nston living niear' Uearia Vrd,
Northi Carolina, has muysterionsly
d isappeared. IHe took part ini a t orch
light procQession in Ch.rluUe, a few
evenings ago, sin1ce when brWmsi been
nreithier seen nor heard from.
Systemnatic tebmperanco ini enting
aind dIri nking is enpablo of shjielding
th o h umoan body fromr thle postIlieneco
f all claimnes, and from thc fd at dis
~asc of all hat itud(es.