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DEVOTED TO POLITICS, MORALITY, EDUCATION AND rO THE GENERAL INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY.
BY D. F. BRADLEY & CO. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1877. VOL. VI.-NO. 2
S10, ]ilj's Great Speech in Favor of
the Electoral Bill.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.-The feature,
to day, in the House was the ton.
minute speeches of members on the
Edmunds bill, and there could have
been given no better ovidenco of the
truth of Mr. Conkliug's parodox when
he apologized the other day, iri tho
Senato, for the loigth of his spcoch
"becauso he had not had timo to
shorten it." Noarly every speech was
a model in its way of taking Judgo
Black's celebrated plan of "coming at
once to the middlo of things," of
tersonoss and directness to the point
desired, and in several instances open
applause from both sidos of the Houso
greeted the momber as the Speaker's
BEN HILL's BRILLIANT SPEECIH.
Especially was this so in the case of
"Ben" Hill, of Georgia-ho who has
0 always been known as representing
the fire.eating elemont of the South.
When ho started off the noisy House
calmed down to listen as they thought
to a repetition of last year's intompe
iate madness-to call it by a mild
name--but no, the man whose aspira..
tion to the higher scat in the Senate
of the United States was at that very
moment in tho prosence of realization
or defeat, uttered the most patriotic
sentiments in a few of the most thril
lingly beautiful periods that probably
ever were spoken in that chamber.
Before he sat down overybody was
convinced, even the most partisan do-.
magogno loward whom lie was look.
ing on the oLher sid3 of tho houso,
that he was b dding for no votos,
though the snarling pefsimist might
say so, but simply giving in a few
burning words his adhesion to the
measure. His eentonces describing
the condition of the South, speaking
as, he did of hiiself as the product of
Southern institutions, created an "of
fusion," to uso a French word, among
the listonros of a full house and crowd
ed galiet, wbich bruko out in ap
plauso so sincere .nd so wcll noriw(e
that Randall had not the boart to
enrb it with generally industrious
*PEACE I PEACE!I PEACE!I
'"The South." cried lhe, ini a splendid
burst of genuine oratory, "the South
stands neck dccp in the ashes of her
poverty," alluding to the results of
the civil war-"and her cry is Peace!
Peace! Peace! with ono voice-civil
war redressos no wrong, preserves no
right-if you doubt it look here and
be convinced!" and then he came to
listperoration, the whole House by
this.timne standing mentally a-tip too
to hear his words--"My country, my
whole country. * * * Iloessed is
* ho that blossothi thee, and cursed be
be that cursoth thee!" Hero h.o oloscd
amitd solid applauso and made a mo,
tjon .to siL down, but a little telegraph
boy hand him a dispatChi. Hie broke
the seal and read what had that mo
ment boon received, for it bore the
* private mark of "1.30" showing the
diinuto it had boen rooeivod:
ATLANTA, Ga.-IIon. 13. II, lull
You are elected Senator.
'.'o that literally while he0 was ut
tering his patriotio words, the ballots
1ygre falling which would give him as
a reward the object of his highest
atxbition-a scat in the United States
.Probably every man in the House
ir,the.next hour, Republicans and
Deomocrats alike, shook his hand in
dotigratulation both for his sliochb and
for his .success over Norwood, the
prepe'nt Senator. F?rye, of Maine, One
of the most Radical members, express.
ed thegeneral feeling when he said:
'i give y ou my most Sincere congra.
tulatiga," Hill was as pleased with
his telegram as a child with a flew
toy; smiles flooded his somewhat rug.,
god face, which, say what you please,
ie not the Ideal face or head of an able
man, but rather suggest a L erow
sonl and a soured life. But his words
do not thus slander his heart, if from
the heart the mouth speakoth. Hie
.remarked to a questioner, alluding to
i,s, election, "1 thought it was ps
mmU. thi8 mornmin.. bu .o pr .al)o,
Keeping tho Door 8hu6
Old man Thompson took on a fresh
snpply of cold yesterday, and when
he reached his office he determined
to keep the door shut and thus keep
aloof from cold currents of air that
When the fire in the room had
about boated up the room, and
Thompson was fairly sunk into the
dispatches in the morning paper,
some one entered and as usual left
the door open.
'Shut the door, you idiot; were you
born in a saw mill!' he yelled.
The fellow went back and gave the
door a slain that astonished the key
By an<.by the boy came in with
wood for the fire. Of course he left
the door open.
'Shut that door!'
The boy dropped his wood and
obeyed the summons.
The next coner was an old man,
whose hair was silvered and his form
bent. He was on a begging expe
dition, and when he came in he left
the door open wide enough to let in
'Shut the door!' bowled Thompson.
The old man paused, and kept the
door open and said slowly:
'Pin a poor old man without a
crumb to eat.'
'Don't care who the devil you are
-shut the douorl'
'Don't speak so harsh to an old
man-I'll go out in a mnite.'
'EiteLt r come in or go out-but shut
The old ma; studied a little but
made no effort to shut the door.
Thompsoii could stand it no long
er. Jirmping up from bis seat, he
gave the door a gentle aliove which
broke the lock and shook the glass
out of the window. Then he nailed
up the door, sat down and felt like
he had conquered a nation.
The old man then wanted to go
out. De said lie didu't want to stay
with a man who was so particular.
Tlhompsen asked hinm wvhy the dick
ens lhe didn't go out when the door
'See here,' said the begger, as he
clasised both hands on the head of
his stick and leaned forward, 'sup
pose some day you are put in a room
and that room has iron bars for a
window; you hear merry voices from
Nithout; you feel the damp, gloomy
air of night stealing on, and know
that the door is shut and in that
dlamp air you will sleep during the
night. D- you think you will be
eternally yelling, shut the door,'
and endeavoring to fasten it more
Thompson laid down his paper and
began to weakeh.
'Suppose,' resumed the old man,
'that the door was locked with a
pantent key; that you receive a mes
sage from your family, saying one of
your children is dying; that your
wife is sinking beneath the grief and
needed your presence at her bed
side! Would you cry out, 'shut the
door' when the jailor comnos around.'
Thompson arose, p)rized open the
door, and when he pressed a dollar
bill in the old nian's hand as he was
going out, was too deeply affected to
hear the old villain say: TIve never
known that dodge to fail.'
Thlomps)onk is negotiatig for a set
of springs, by which he expects to
keep his door hermetically sealed.
The mountain about Innsbuck in
the Tyrol, as well as other parts of
the Alps, present, the singular pheno
moenon of a climate more moderate
at a considerable elevation than in
the valleys. Prof. Kerner finds that
there is a warm region midway up
the mountain, lying between two
colder zones above and below it. We
have heretofore referred to similar
phenommnon in Tndiana.
The School Boy's Apple.
DIsaAT OF Hs TEAOIIER AT TuE AP
PALLING REsuLms ov HER WELL
A South Uill school marm, the
other day, whilo working an exam
ple on the board, detected an urchin
directly behind her in the awful act
of devouring an apple. She said to
him, "Tim, what are you doing?"
"No'hin," said Tim, with his mouth
so full that his cheeks stuck out on
either bide of his head like an alder
man's stomach. "Yes, you are,"
paradoxically insisted the teacher.
"What have you in your handf"
"Napple,"said Tim, with some sur
prise, as he looked at the fragment
of the apple in his hand and wonder
ed who had bit it while he was
studying. "What has become of the
rest of itt" "Dunno," said Tim,
looking around in an amazed effort
to discover who had the rest of it.
"Somebody's been eatin' it." "Have
you any more?" demanded the teach.
er. "Yes'm," said Tim, dolefully,
"Got 'nother." "Where is it?" re
lenly pursued the teacher. "'n my
desk," sighed Tim, as he began to
suspect that the teacner was going
to demandl it of him. "Well, take it
out and go stand on the platform and
cat it." "Eat 'em both?" queried Tim
"Yes, eat them both." "Eat all I got"
demanded Tim in a subdued tone of
countenance. "Yes eat all you have."
impatiently responded the teacher,
and turning to the board continued,
"and don't you leave that platForm
while you have any apple left un
Silence reigned in the school room.
The paper pellet pursued its tranquil
transit unobserved. The busy bum
of the studious made more noid than
the cautious smile of the indolut.
Tim stood at his post. Munch, much,
much. The fragment in his hand
soon disappeared, and be fell upon
the other apple silently btit determin
edly. QuickIy it follows the first.
Then he put his right haind into
his pantaloons pocket, and took out
an apple, and after a cautious recon.
noitre, during which he wiped it on
his trowsers, he -began the attack.
Hle carried the fort. Down went
that hand again, and another apple
was brought to light, It was quickly
dispatched. A third followed. Then
he changed his position, and, resting
the weight of his body on his left leg,
sighed as he drew from his left
breeches pocket another apple.
When it was gone he d.tew on the
commisary for another, and by the
time he produced the eighth apple
le was silently being observed by
two thirds of the boys in the room
The teacher turned and saw the hoy
still standing in the attitude of one
who was reaching for something in
his coat p)ocket.
'Aren't you through yet?" she
querried in some astonishment. "Got
another," stoically responded Tim,
producing it and falling to work on
it. In surprise the teacher saw him
reach for still another; and when that
was gone, surprise grew to amaze
ment as his unwavering hand again
sought the mouth of that gaping
pocket. As the boy ate he grew in
ditnensions, and the teacher became
alarmed. There seemed to be no
end( to the apples in his clothes. "im,
for mercy's sake, have you any more
apple?" "Got 'nother," said Tim, in
differently. "How many more ap.
p1es have you?" "Donno," said Tim
"guess I got two or' three more." The
teacher did not dare to let him pro
ceed, and appointed herself an in vee.
tigating committee to look after thme
back counties. The boy never chan
ged a muscle of his countenance nor
moved an inch while the teacher
plledO ap)ple after apple out of his
coat and stacked them upon the desk,
until there was sor'thing le than
a oceck j)iled up, with DadO caanty to
The school room was a scene of
hilarity which wasn't so 'much sub,
dued asit has been. Tim had laid
in apples for the winter, and the
pocket of his coat havining no bot
tom, the coat Was thus an immense
bag, which would hold as many ap..
pies as he could carry. The inatter
hasn't been laid before the School
Board yet, but the exbausted Behool
ma'am declares that the next time
she will learn how nich of a crop of
apples a boy has about him before
she issues any orders.
Many years ago, before the time
of railways, the Oxford coach was
full of undergraduates returning to
their respective colleges. The day
was cold, wet and miserable, when a
well-appointed carriage drove up to
the White Horse Cellar, Piccadilly.
'Have you room for one inside to
Oxfordt' asked as pretty a girl as one
would wish to see on a summer day.
'What a beauty!' exclaimed one.
'Quite lovely!' said another. 'Per
fect!' lisped a third. 'Quite full,
miss,' replied the coachman, 'inside
and out.' 'Surely you could make
room for one,' persevered the fair
applicant. 'Quite impossible, miss,
without the gentlemen's consen t.'
'Lots of room,' cries the insiders.
'We are not very large; we canl man
ago to take one more.' 'If the young
gentlemen consent,' said the driver,
who was one of the bost-tempered
fellows on earth, and as honest as
Aristides, 'I have no objection.' 'We
agree,' said the driver. The tare
was paid, and the guard proceeded
to open the door and let down the
stOpS. 'NoW, miss, if you please
we are behind our time.' 'Cone
along, grandfather,' cricd 1he dam
gel, addressing a most respectabIc
looking, portly, elderly geitloman;
'the money is paid-get in, and bc
sure to thank the gentlemeni, at the
same time suiting the action to th<
word, and with a wicked smile as,
sisting her respected gr'andfathiei
into the coach. 'lIero's sot o mis
take; you'll squeeze us to deathbl' crie<
the astonished under-graduates. Ba
at that mom~ent 'All right,' 'Sit fast,
was heard, and away rattled thi
coach at its best pace, drowning thi~
voices of the crestfallen Oxconians.
A Bov's EXPERIMENT.--WO hear<
a good joke on a Lexington boy las
night. Mr. Sam Ingrahamn, expros
agent and North Missouri ticket agon
at that town, has two pr'omising sons
aged about 5 and 7 years. A day o
two since ho found thorn putting nail
in their mouths, IIe cautionod then
against it, and told thomn of a story 0
a boy who stuck his tongue on an iroi
lamp post on a co!d morning. Th
boys remembered th at story, an d ycs
torday one of thorn resolved to test i
to soo whether the ''old man" liod o
not. This morning was intonsol;
cold, and the boy wont up) to a lam1
post, in front of C2ol. iRoidl's reosidence
and stuck his tongue to it. .l1e foun<
it was just as the "old man" said.
Finally he gavo a jork and loft a big
piece of his tongue adhering to th4
post. Ho wont down town to hii
father witb his mouth full of blood
whmen the "old man" asked him wha
was the matter. SpiLting out I
mouthful of blood, he answered: "Oh
nothing much--I've been trying ye
dorned old lamp post gag, and it's
dead ner, sure. I loft half my tengui
on it.'" And, sure eneugh, ho di<
leave a liberal share there, where i
was aeon by a great many during th<
"What's in ihat satchol?" Said t
New York police justico to a bloar'
eyed prisoner brought up beforo hirr
the other day. "That," said the vie
tim, "contains tho0 returns of all tIn
Stateos including Dade coun ty, Florida
and tho 'bulldozed' pais~h of Louisi
ana, and they show that II am pr'esi.
don t-oloot of the United Statos." "T w<
months," said tho justioc, an)d th<
prisonor was uscor ted out.
Raising Provisions for Laborers
The laborers on every farm should
raise the food they consume. If the
farmers does not wish to take the risk
let him arrange with the hands to
cultivate for themselves, under his
direction and control, sufficient crops
of corn and wheat (not cotton) to sup.
ply themselves and families with
bread. The farmer can secure for
himself the rent of land thus planted
and receive pay in work for the use
of teams and implements, and thus
lose nothing. On the other hand the
laborer will secure his bread much
cheaper than he can in any other
manner. As to meat it would be
better-to avoid complication-for
the farmer to take the whole of that
matter into his own bands, and furN
nish his laborers. As heretofore
shown, hogs can be raised very
cheaply by utilizing wild fruit bearing
trees, and planting crops of potatoes,
It will be observed that the course
reccommended above, if carried out,
would utilize a large portion of our
abundant lands now idle. Instead of
the negro population being fed from
lands cultivated in the Northwestern
States, and his money passing
through the merchant into the pockets
of Northwestern farmers, be would
be supported from the lands of the
Southern farmers, and they (the farm.
ers,) receive practically the rent of a
vast quantity of laud now entirely
We do not hesitate to say that if
the Republican party should from
any cause be brought to believe that
the representation of the colored peo
ple can no longer be directed by them
in the manner that their heart and
consciencts would dictate, the very
object of granting that representa
tion would be beat promoted by sup.
pressing a power captured and turn*
ed against its defonders.-Now Or
This strange and threatening lan
guage is found in the ablest
Republican paper ini the South.
Stranger still, the Democratic papers
of the same city are found standing
nip for the rights of the negro in the
premises. These things are significant
there can be no better proof of the
growing good feeling between the
Sraces, and that they drew nearer to
Sgether, politically, in the recent ele
Stion than ever before. 8.>uthren Re
publicans threatening to disfranchise
tke negro and 8onthren Democrats
ethreatening to fight rather than allow
a him to be disfranchised. Well, well!
i Time does work changes.-Phila
I delphia Times.
John Qutincy Adams wvas in his
ninetieth yoar when Charles Mackey
1. grat visited this country. iIe was in
e' excellent health, the cause of which
r Ia explained by Dr. Mackay. "Mcen
)and women;" he said, -'scarcely ever'
allow the freshi air of heaven to touch
any part of their bod ies except their
-hands and face, and eveni to those the
ladies are systematicaliy unjust by
wearing gloves and veils. The sur
face of the beautiful human form
requires to be for a certain period of
every day exposed to the action of
the atmnospher. I take my air-bath
regularly every morning, and walk
in my bedroom in p)uris naturalibuis
with all theowindows open, for a full
half hour. I also take a water bath
daily. I read and write for eight
hours a day. I sleep eight hours, and
devote another eight to exercis, con-~
versation and meals. I feel within
mnyeAlf a reservoir of bodily strength
wbich, I think, will carry me to a
hundred years, unless I die by acci
dent or am shot or hanged."
Many do with opportunities as
children do at the seash,ore--flll their
little hands with sand and then let
the graiins fall through their fingers
til they are gone.
Waitiug for the Street Cas.
The 4tber night, when- the oold was
at its coldest, and the freeme at Its
freozest, there was a shivering itdi
vidnal hugging the corner of Ala
bama and Whitehall streets. His
hands were thrust Into his pockets as
f there was a diamond at the bot
toni of each, and his thin coat was
buttoned so tightly around him that
the print of his ribe stood out boldly
'What's the matter with you Jake
why don'tyou go home?' inquired a
'vell, I goes right away quick if
der street gar cums 'long'
People passed and repassed, but
the familiar jihgle of the street car
bell was not heard. Hour after hour
dragged slowly by, and our Dutch
friend shivered on.
Growing impatient be hailed. a
man and asked:
'Vot's de madder mit does adreet
gars enny howl'
'They are not running now-they
are taken off till the freeze Is up,' re
plied the man.
Gootnese oraebhis, Ish dot so?
yelled the astonished. German, who,
by this time was abqnt the same
thing as a snow-figure,
'Vell py sliiny, dot ieh tem padet
vot for day doose dott
'Because . Hayes is elected and
Grant has sold the country to Xing
'Mein Got in hiemel)l I en py tam
I valks. Done sole 'em to Keeng Wile
helmI Tam der adreet gars- vud
valk now if it vas gold ash der tuy vel
und der adreet gars ride me for nud
dings. Rueraw for Sheneral Grant
enny how-he vas do pulliest gkind
of a a'ir-bin dat I effer knowed
And the Teutonic gentlenan struck
out for home in a trot that would
have astonished the nimblest street
car mule in the city.
A CURE FOR DIPBITUERIA.--Dr.
Ohenery, of Boston, has lately dis
covered that hypoeulphate of soda is
the specific remedy against diphthe"
ria-that so much dreaded ailment,
which of late years has carried off
many valuable live.. He reports a
very large numb*er of cases (158
within his own .practice) saved by
the use of this remedy. The dose of
the hyposulphate is from 5 to 15
grains or more in syrup, every two
or four hours, according to age and
circumstance. It can do no harm,
but if too much is given it will purge;
as much as the patient can bear withs
out purgin)g is a good rule in the ses
verer cases. The solution or mixture
cani be used in doses of five drops to
half drachmnn in milk. The amount
for thorough stimulation is greater
than can be taken in water. The
doctor usually gives it in such dose.
as can be easily taken in milk, using
milk besides as food for small chil
dIren?. One fact, however, needs to
be borne in mind, namely, the hypo4
8u11phate prevents the digestion of
milk, an~d it should not be given in
less than an hour af ter taking~~tie
medicine. They may be used alter--.
nately, however, without interference
in sufficient frequent doses.
BA Doos.-While tho Spitz dog
is attracting the attention due to his
viciousness, the Siberian bloodhound
should not be neglected. Ho comes
from as oold a locality as his white
robed relative, he is just as depraved
In disposition, and his size makes
him ten times as useful in a lbone
dust factory, a sausage mill or man
Governor ilampton declined to
furnish money for the sustenwece of
the State Colored Orphan's AByIum,
on the ground that its trustees and
other officers refuised *o recognize hia