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CBBBLBT ON TUB BBAOHIMION
"Congreso, or tate Penitentiary."
Under tbe head of "Congress, or th?
Penitentiary," ve find the following
outspoken leading editorial in the New
York Tribune of Monday last :
A man is presently to offer himself at
tho bar of the House for readmission,
conoeroing whom the same House re?
cently adopted this resol uti jn :
Resolved, That B. F. Whitemore,
late member from the First District of
South Carolina, did make appointments
to the Military Academy at West Point
and the Naval Academy at Annapolis in
violation of law, and that such appoint?
menta were influenced by peouniary
considerations, and that his conduct io
the promises has been suoh as to show
him unworthy of a seat in the House of
Representatives, and is therefore con?
demned as conduct unworthy of tho
representative of the people.
Is this oorrupt man, who was un
worthy of a seat throe months ago, to be
readmitted as worthy now ? We hear
that he has been telegraphing to his
friend and counsel, General Butler, the
news of his triumphant re-election ; that
he confidently expeots to be admitted
without dispute ; that reputable mem?
bers are deploring it in a helpless sort
of way, and going about dolefully asking
each other, "How oan wo prevent it ?"
Really we do not know. Tho House
is made the sole judge as to the qualin
cations of its members. Once it seems
to have had pretty decided notions con?
cerning the qualifications of Mr. B. F.
Whittemore. It grew less deoided in
some similar cases ; finally it disgraced
itself by permitting Mr. Butler, of
> Tennessee, to remain, alboit as guilty as
W bittern oro himself ; now, perhaps, it
may think Mr. Whittemore possessed
of all the qualifications required for its
prescut standard. It is the sole judge.
But wo can assure members that the
timo is at hand when a larger body of
voters will be culled to sit in judgment.
Thus far the Democrats have promptly
spurned and cast out every member of
their party found guilty ortho oadetsbip
infamy. We assumed great virtue at
thc outset ; thon wo furnished able
counsel for the Congressional oadet
merchants j next we exoused one bo
cauto ho had been an unusually aotive
Republican, and after that the whole
hubbies-" broko down. We tell gentle?
men that we have had fully as much of
this sort of thing as we oan stand. We
utterly and vehemently protest against
assuming ap y more party responsibilitiei
in behalf of the carpetbag Congressmen.
Here is a man notoriously guilty of
shameful and criminal acts. If the
United States authorities had not al?
ready neglected their duty in the case,
he would have boen admitted to thc
penitentiary of South Carolina, just
about the timo he is approaching the
bar of tho House to take afresh
upon his perjured lips tho oath of office.
Thc law of Congress explicitly pro?
vides that if any member of Congress
shall, directly or indirectly, receive any
pecuniary or other valuable considera?
tion for procuring any offioe or plaoe
under the government, he shall be lia?
ble to indictment for misdemeanor io a
United States Court, and, upon convic?
tion, shall pay a fine not exoeeding ten
thousand dollars, and be imprisoned in
the penitentiary for a term not exceed?
ing two years, and bo thereafter dis.
qualified from holding any offioe ol
honor, profit or trust under the Govern
mont of the United States. The House
bas resolved that he hos done these
things; it hos itself prescribed thu
penalty for the doing of these things ; ii
now asks whether, ignoring the guilt
and defying its own law, it shall road*
mit Mr. Whittemore-perhaps that he
nay voto for the repeal of the odioui
We have consistently urged univer
sal suffrage and universal amnesty as ttu
true solution for the problem presentee
at the close ot the war by the conquered
South. We have never hold that negro
suffrage, coupled with disfranchisemeui
of whites, afford such a solution. Wt
point now to its disgraceful workings ii
the case of this man Whittemore, ant
ask "honorable members-Whittemon
himself is soon to show an admiring
world what this high title, "honorable/
means-to consider the result and drav
their own conclusions.
ANOTIIRR IIF.PIJBLICAV JTOTJ RIVAI
WIS?; I NTICO AT THE FRANKS Ol
THU lt A DIO A E. RINO IN BOUTS
[From the Philadelphia Telegraph.]
We have beforo referred to the oor?
rupt ring of adventurers that now roi
South Carolina, and has mad? Ropubli
taoism a term of reproaoh with ever;
honest citizen of that State. Aft?
Whittemore was driven from the House
bc demanded from his fellow plouderer
a reelection to vindicate himself. Goi
Scott had but to take the stand demand
ed by every consideration of official an
personal integrity, and Whittemor
would have been driven from Sout
Carolina-as be wss from Washingtot
Hut ho could not strike at the disgrace
Congressman without striking at him
Congress had deoided that either la?
pr individual aotioo oaloulated to iotin
mate legal voters vitiates a majority
if employed io furtherance of that mi
jority. Will lt now inquire into th
laws aod aoU of offieials of South Car?
lina, by whioh the defeat of Whittemot
Was rendered impossible, regardless <
tho vote oast by th? peopl? ? If tl
Republicans io Congress do not vindica
tho name of tho Ropubpcan party fro
complicity with the systomatio corru;
tion and lawlessness of the bandi
tu ie vea in conta uaronua ana otc
Southern States, Republicanism W
become s> hissing reproach both Nor
and Sooth, ?nd tho better elemento
the nation will accept any form of opt.
sit ion to overthrow tho adventurers w
cloak tho moot shameless wrongs und
the shadow of the Ropnblioan pari
Let Congress meet this question ni
withs promptness and d?termin?t!
that will demonstrate to the nation th
it ean have no sympathy or? fellowsh
with the political highwayman who a
now roaming through official ohann<
in tho South, will be saved from tl
defeat that tnuat inevitably follow opi
disgrace. Lot Whittemore be met
tho threshold and sent baok, beoauso 1
left s criminal, and roturad doab
criminal by the frauds he employed
effect his protended reelection, and hoi
esty in the South will take eourngo at
bring forth good fruits, and Rep?blica:
ism everywhere will be vindicated fro
oomplioity with the vampyres wi
have so basely prostituted Republics
power in the Southern States.
[From tba Columbia Phoenix.]
THE RBFOBIS MOVKTIKNT-IX
CAUSE-ITS CHARACTER-ITS Ol
JEOT-THE QUESTION OP A ri Omi
We propose, this morning, a rovie
and an analysis of the movement ft
reform now on foot in this State. W
shall deal with the subjeot fairly an
soberly, and thus make our case be for
a oandid public. We hold that th
movement for reform has its origin i
.the popular appreciation of the cor
ruptions, frauds and misrule conneotc
with the present regime. In the fire
Elaoe, the Chief Executive of tho Stat
as failed to discharge, with prope
spirit and impartiality, tho duties of hi
high office. His Innnoial self aggrau
dizement has been inconsistent wit!
the high tone that tho Exeoutive shoul
illustrate. To invest largoly in th
bonds and stocks of the State, whei
they could be bought for a btnall amoun
on the dollar, and then, by legislotioi
of his recommending, to appreciate thes
securities, is oonduot utterly at variano
with the true ethios of a Governor of i
State. If it is olaimed by tho Govern
or's partisans that a publio good ha
been done by tho appreciation of th?
State securities from twenty to thirty
oeufs on the dollar to eighty or ninety
it would have been well oould they havi
added that this was disinterested finan
oiering on the part of the Exeoutive..
We are awaro that some latter daj
moralists hold that Gov. Scott had ut
muoh right as any private broker tc
speculate on the securities of thc
State. We are awaro that these same
moralists contend that the Governor
was only smart, and not censurable.
But not so do we understand it. Not
so did people understand it formerly io
South Carolina-before official honesty
and tone wero at a discount. And we
are sure that every high minded man
will agree with us in the proposition,
that no officer of the State-be he
Treasurer, Comptroller General, Gov?
ernor, or any other offioial-has any
right to use his official opportunities in
order to make money for self and friends
out of publio securities. This is a gross
violation of offioial dcoorum, is a dan?
gerous precedent, and should be held
and rebuked as a gross abuse of office.
And we oharge his Excellency with
thus abusing and lowering, and utilizing
for self the office be holds, and we place
our allegations upon tho basis of state?
ments which, as a journalist, wo have
reooived and do regard aa well founded.
Again, Gov. Soott has been entirely
wanting in tho elements of impartiality
as an Executive He seems to have
forgotten that ho is Governor of the
whole people, and, in playing the par?
tisan and demagogue, has sunk the im?
partial Chief Magistrate. Looking to
his appointments, it will bo found that,
with few exceptions, they aro taken from
the class of his partizans, however in?
efficient, corrupt and ignorant. Now
no reasonable man wants the Governor
of South Carolina to bo a partial Ex?
eoutive. We wonld not have suoh an
officer a white man's Governor or a black
man's Governor; but we would have him
the fair, true, high-toned, impartial
Executive of the whole people, and
thus discharging his high functions, to
promote, by his administration and in?
fluence, the harmony of the State and
the welfare of all classes of the people.
But suoh a man Gov. Scott has not boen
and wo oharge him with this deficiency.
We arraign him for his partisanship,
but this is not all. Wo hold Gov.
Scott responsible for an inflammatory
role. In a time of profound peaoo,
when good men wero seeking to secure
publio harmony, Gov. Scott delivers him?
self of a violent harrangu? in Wash?
ington, indulges in imperial talk, and
Sreclaims that he-the Govornor ol
outh Carolina-deems the Winchester
rifle the bett law. Is it strange-is it
unreasonable-that good men havo
oome to the oonolusion that a reform
is demanded in this quarter 1 But look
at the acts imputed to other state offi?
cers-look to the Sampson matlor-io
the Land Commissioner swindlo-and
consider if there be not a neoossity of
reform. And look to the present Log?
islative Assembly. Consider tho well
known bribery and corruption that have
tnknn place tn that body, and mude
South Carolina politics a shamo and
bye word abroad. Consider the gener?
al tone and praotico of the South Caro?
lina offioials. See how South Carolina
bound and prostrate, is fastened upon
by greedy rings and dishonest offioinls,
and made to bleed, and blood, and bleed.
See how tho publio funds have boen
shamefully misused and corruptly
squandered. See how tho poor are thus
made poorer and the rich richer. Let
these things be considered, and in thom
will be found tho absolute nooessity,|tho
great need, for a political reform in
Bown barolin a-a reiorm (Dat ^snall
pat Sooth Carolina OD rising ground,
aod dispel tho?? noxious Tapora that
DOW riso from the hot hods of corruption.
This, we know, is strong "language, but
not stronger than the truth warrants.
So ninon for the origin of this move?
ment for reform. Let us consider next
its character. The movement for reform
now on foot is neither a Democratic
movement nor a Republican one-neith?
er a white man's nor a black tnan't. The
proposition ia that all men-all sober
reflect io g oitiiens, whether De moo ra te,
Republicans, white, black, or neither
whether of party or of no party-shall
lay aside all other considerations and
views, and unite together to relieve
thoriate in its extremity-shall united?
ly seek to resoue the State front the
rapacious grasp of plundering vi ogs,
pilfering officials, and corrupt legisla?
tors. This is the movement, as we
understand it. It oannot be denied
that the proposition is a fair one. No
honest man oan be injured by it. It
ought to address itself to overy well
wisher of South Carolina. To rise above
party- above the PREJUDICE ott RACE,
in order to resoue South Carolina, and
give to all an administration honest,
fair and economical, promotive of peaoe
and industrial development-thic surely
is a worthy and patriotio movement
This is the object of the movement. The
reform movement seeks to inaugurate
in South Carolina an era of gonuine
peaoe and genuino progress. The polit
?cal rights of all dusses of the people
being fully and freely recognized, it is
proposed by this movement to aim hore
at a oheorful and wholesome self
government, and .at a vigorous and
enlightened industrial development.
This, now, is the movement-its
origin, its character, and its purpose.
A Convention will meet herc on the
15th to put thc movement into execu?
tion. It will bo a Convention io which
more than three fourths of the Counties
of tho State will be represented. And
as to the other Counties, they, doubt?
less, will fall into line, and second tho
goneral purpose. Before this Conven?
tion two great questions will no doubt
come up, vis : What principles to declaro
and what movo to make in the matter
of a nomination for State officers. As
to the first matter, doubtless the Con?
vention will adopt the liberal propo?
sitions embraced in the resolutions of
the press oonforenoo. Wo hopo it will.
Lot tho element of opposition to negro
aufferago be eliminated from our issues.
As to the second matter, we presumo
there will be a difference of opinion.
On this subjeot we have very dcoided
views. As a publie journalist, whose
duty it is to have opinions and express
them, and let them go for bettor' or
worse, wo do not hesitate to put our?
selves on the record upor. this question.
We favor unequivocally und decidedly
the putting forth of candidates for
Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
Without this, it does seem to us that
the Convention takes the edge off thc
roform weapon-gives us Hamlet with
Hamlet omitted. If there be ?some?
thing rotten in Denmark," let us find
it out. Let us put candidates in the
field and bring out all the points con?
nected with the administration. Let
the oanvass bring the present adminis?
tration before the tribunal of the public
If it has done no wrong, it will not
objeot to a scrutiny. Wc repeat it, let
the CASE OF THE PEOPLE be carried
before the high court of the people of
the state. Lot the declaration be filed
let the issue be made-let the public
servants bo arraigned-let the advocates
be heard-and lot the mattor go before
the jury of the State. This will do good.
It always docs good to proolaim the
truth-to denounce vice and error, and
orimo. Just as the lightening, al tho'
it may blast lofty and wide spreading
oaks, leaves the air pure whon the storm
is over, so the language of truth, when
it is uttered, altough it may strike down
high individuals, yet promotes the pub?
lic good, and gives us purer morals and
purer tastes, and the promise of bolter
days. Let the nomination be made, and
let the grand inquest bo had. It is due
to the people of tho State that we call
in question the acts and doings of the
ruling regime. As for ourselves, as the
impartial advocate of tho popular in?
terests, we ask for "the truth, tho whole
truth, and nothing but ?he truth." In
thia matter, we have no personal feelings
to gratify, and no party or personal end
to subserve. We bear a personal ill?
will against no member of the
regime we denounco and arraign.
All we ask is the truth-all we seek is
THE PROSPERITY AND HONOR OF SOUTH
CAROLINA. And we arc porfeotly will?
ing, nay, even anxious, that only what
is right, and just, and truo shall prevail
in the principles we maintain and the
aotion we advise.
Fresh air by day and night, strong
and nourishing food, dry soil on which
to livo, sunlight and warm olothing arc
the means of saving many lives which
would have been hopelessly lost in the
preceding generation. If our conject?
ures are correot, this improvement may
bc expected to continue, and everybody
can holp to make it greater. Ventilate
the sohool-rooros ?.ad tho workshops,
and the stores, and the houses. In the
oold weather lot the air, comfortably and
equally warmed, bo generously supplied
from without in a constantly flowing
ourrent. Let those who oan pr?vido it
in their homos, remember that an open
firo, whioh sends two-thirds of the heat
up ohimney, furnishes the best ventila?
tor for a room of moderate size whioh
the ingonnity of man has yet devised,
and that the heat osoaping by the flue
is the price to be paid for it. Let in
the sunlight, and never mind the oar
pets ; better they should fade thau the
health of tho family. When a man
proposes to build a dwelling in a swamp,
warn him of his danger.
A MABBIKD WO?A)?>S SOLILOQUY.
?T "ORB WHO BUBS IT."
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Yes, its go 1 go 1 go 1 ?nd get ! get !
get t tor every body on earth bat one's
own wife. If I should ask Mr. Slocum
to go out at such a time of day for a
water pail and basket of oranges, d'ye
think he'd gol. Not he; I might want.
one while and take it out ia wanting !-.
Oranges, forsooth I .'Twas only y OP tor
day I asked him to oall at William's for
Charley's shoes. Wouldn't you have
liked to have hoard him scold, though 1
If he didn't turn up 1 Always something
wanting 1 Wish he eould go to tho store
and baok again without calling for a
dozen paroles I And whoo be came io
and put them on Charley's feet, slapped
him for crying because tho pegs hurt
him 1 Poor fellow I he run round till his
father had gone, and then pulled them
off. The pegs wero an inch long, at
least calculation. And now, just beoause
Mrs. Brown hints at a water pail, he's
up and off in a minute 1 Why couldn't
Brown go? Justas though her own
husband wasn't the difference if I was
Brown I A pretty d'do we shall have
of it, if things go on at this rate. I'll
ask Brown to do my errands, see if I
don't 1 and then see how he likes it.
If / girls only knew 1 But no ! They
wouldn't believe a word of it. You
might tell them till doomsday and they'd
dotermine to try it ! "Bought wit is the
best if you don't pay too dear for it."
Dear 11 wonder what some folks call
dear? There's Nellie Bly. You might
talk to hor till next July and she
would't believe it. But she'll see I She
will learn a lesson for herself sho'U not
If I were a girl again I wouldn't
change my oondition again in a hurry I
Not I ! There was Slooum, always ready
to run his legs off-but now, he'll go
sooner for that Mrs. Brown than for his
own flesh and blood.
But PU pay him ; see if I don't! I
won't get him a mouthful of supper. He
may get his meals where he does his
?.work ! See how he'll like that. If I
should do so; always trying to please
other folks' husbands instead af my own
we should havo a pretty kettle of fish.
There's Willie, ho's teased for an orange
theso threa days, and not tho poel of one
has been seen yet.
There ho comes puffing like a steam?
boat 1 If I had sent him he wouldn't
havo been back theso two hours. Call?
ing at Mr. Brown's, too 1 if it ain't
enough to provoke a saint. I'll tell him
I'll quit-I'll-I'll-but nol he'll like
that too well I the brute I
I won't please him so muoh. I'll stay
if it kills mo, and Willio shall have an
orango if he wants, and no thanks to
him either. There ho comes again, and
both hands are full. Wonder what ho
has got now, and who else is ho running
for? Coming through the gate, and
yes, both pockets full of oranges. The
dear soul 1 I know he wouldn't forget
his own ohildren I Won't Willie have
a good meal ? And I will-yes, he
shall have muffins for his supper ; Slo?
oum lovos muffins !
* * * * * *
That's all we heard, reader; for when
Slooum opened the hall door, Charley,
Willey, wife and all run out to meet him
and got some of th oso same oranges.
Mrs. Slooum did get supper, and Slo?
cum had muffins.
TUB nr.ARR.IED MAN'S SOLILOQUY.
BT ONB WHO KNOWS.
Blast tho women ! They are always
frotting about something or other ! Yes?
terday the coal wouldn't burn; and the
grato must be set ; and tho furnace must
be repaired ; and meroy knows what all ;
and to day its hot as-1 Save us from
the wants of an inconsiderate woman !
Only let her get tho uppor hand and
she'll drivo like blazes ! But I wont be
driven ! Not I ! If sho wants tho doors
fixed or wood dried, or thc water
brought, or tho lech sot, or tubs hooped,
she may do it horsclfl Confound it!
I can't go into the house, but something
wanting! If it ain't ono thing it is
another. I'll leave my boots in tho
parlor every night if 1 have a mind, and
she may help herself! See if I don't I
We'll seo who will bo master. Before
wo were married, it was-"If you please,
my dear 1"-butoracky! If her tone
hasn't changed Sho shall and shant,
from week's end, to weeks end, and if I
vonture to put in a word edgowiso I'm
shut up by her infornal clatter ! Talk
about lato hours and extravagance !
Wonder what sho calls late hours 1 I
eould stay out onoe until broad daylight,
and sho too, if the party was agreeable.
But now if I chanoo to tond the olub
onco a wook, there is a protty mues di?
rectly. And don't never think of her I
Gracious me ! I wish I could forget her
five minutes, just to soo how it would
scorn. If young men only knew 1 But
no if a man says a word he is sot down
for a ninny. Ho must grin and boar it,
if it cut? ever so close. And oyster sup?
per. Wondor if she don't like oysters !
Toll mo about thc propriety of sitting
down to tho breakfast tablo with hor
hair uncombed ! Onoo sho was al! curls
.and srailos ! Now she's slattornlv ns a
washerwoman ! Bloss tho race 1 They
ought to bo indicted for obtaining hus'
bands under false pretensos ! If they'd
only show out, the men wouldn't be such
gudgeons ! But no ; they'll smile and
twitter till a follow is fairly oaught, and
then, by Jupitor, it they don'* haul
down their colors 1 And then the baby
tending I Its worth a fortune to be
compelled to hear the squalling brats,
night after night ! Croup or eolio is the
eternal complaint. If I had my way
I'd shako tho oolio out of 'em io a
hurry ! But no ; they must bs dosed
' with pink and annis and tho dence only
knows what, ?od trotted tili their gis
.ettie ere Ably suakerfout ! ?od thos if
any one k to bo kept up, why .Slocum
cen ?et ap, ii won't kurt Atm/ Bot I've
done with it j I won't thaVe * faot.
rffta/e <Aai you cay / Mendidmy pontt f
And foitr neto dirts, and a neckcloth t
Well, I declaro, Mrs.'fllo?oin is clever
after all ! If ab? didn't scold so like
but DO matter, I know I provoke her.'or
.he wouldn't do it, I'll giro in, I'll own
up-I'll-. The remainder was loot in
something like ? kiss. Five shirts most
have done it-for Slocum forgot to swear
when he was asked to tend tho baby.
BB A VJTIF ?TL OLD WOMB*.
We do not speak of those aged women,
who, thanks to good constitutione, easy
Elaces in life, and uniform good health,
are brought down to old ago with
them the freshness and bloom of other
and younger days. We speak of thoso
who whatsoever be the contour of their
features, how muoh sd ever their bodies
be stooped by tho weight of years, or
their eyes dimmed by ago, or their
faces wrinkled by time, aro still beauti?
ful and lovely to look at. To us those
precious old souls are positively beauti?
ful. They always interest us by their
heavenly talk. (Nearly all of thom are
Christians.) Those dear old Christian
Mothers and Grandmothers aro, (let
othors think as they will)_ we think,
the loveliest objects on earth. Their
adorning is that of & meek and quiet
They have done with the busy con?
cerns of life, and seem te. have noth?
ing to stay on earth for but love. They
are not artificial but perfcotly natural,
and have that grace of behaviour in?
separable from nature. Our heart al?
ways docs homage to those quiet beings.
And how do they dote upon the "grand?
ma's babies," the grand ohildren. How
ready to soothe their little troubles.
Children have a perfeot passion for
them. We havo often delighted
ourself by observing the ohild-like
sympathy existing between grand ma
and her babies-they are all her babies
till they are grown. Tho very rustling
of their dresses have a oharm to sooth
tho little ones, whose delight they are.
Brightness is gono from the eye, but
there is instead, the mild beamings
that speak of tenderness and love.
We love them beoause they bring light
into the family circle and into tho soul.
Beautiful, wo call them, because we
always call thiogs so that please us.
Gone forever is that dazzling beauty
of early womanhood, when they were
our father's sweet hearts.- No more do
they resemble the radiant light of tho
rising sun, as in days far back, but now
their light is that of the deolining orb
of day, showering myriads of goldon
beams of light and joy over hill and
plain, and when they sink to rest, like
the setting sun, they carry their light
with them, leaving here and there a ray
to illuminate the hall of memory.
Earth is ever poorer when one suoh
For our part, we love their society.
It is ever a privitege to be where they
are. We never see one of the dear ola
Indies without feeling an instinctive
desire to do something for her, and if
no suoh ohanoo is offered, we always
bow low to them to show our + profound
I heard angry voioos one day as I
passed a cottage gate. Peeping beneath
the branches of a broad leaf catalpa that
shaded the cottage door, I saw a brother
and sister with red flushes of anger on
their checks, flashes of fiery temper in
their eyes, and hard scowls on their
foreheads. They made a sad spectacle
It pained me to look at thom. I stop?
ped, oallcd them to the gate and said :
"My obildren, I am an old man now,
but when I was young I said very angry
words to my sister one day. They
wounded her heart I know. She is
dead now, but O how I wish those angry
words could be unspoken. I have wish
ed so thousands of times. But words
onco uttered cannot be unsaid. Once
said they are said forever. Mark that 1"
I gave them a card with these golden
lines upon it :
"Ile who ruleth well hts heart,
And koopa bis temper down.
Is wiser, acta n better part,
Than he who takes a town."
The boy took the card and began read?
ing the lines to his sister as I walked
on. My words had driven their bad
tempera away for the time. Whether
they came back again or not I cannot
tell, but if any of you ever do aa they
were doing, I beg you .to think of my
story, and commit thc golden linos to
ALWAYS BB CIVIL.
?My young friend," said a gentleman
on horse baok poe day to a lad who was
standing near ? woll, "will you do me
the favor to draw a pail of water for my
horse, as I find it rather difficult to get
Instead of giving a gruff reply, as
many boys would do, the boy drew tho
water and gavo it to tho horre. His
manner was so pleasant and cheerful
that tho stranger, delighted with his
spirit, asked his namo and residence,
and thon, aftor thanking him, rode on.
The good-natured lad thought no moro
of his net of oi viii ty till, some months
later, ho received a letter from the
gentleman, offering him a clerkship in
his store. Tho lad prosporod, and final?
ly became ohiof magistrate of a large
Thus, you see, that little aot of civil?
ity to a stranger was tho first round in
the ladder by which that boy olimbed
to honor and wealth. Now I do not say
that civility will always lead to suoh
honor, but I say that it always raises its
possessor in the opinion of others and
in his own self respect. Be olvil, there?
foro, my boys and girls. Civility is an
ornament all should possess.
WHITING Vom TUB 1 BK99. .
It wooHl be ? great favor to editora
?nd printers should those who writ? fbi
tho press observe the following iules.
They are reasonable, and correspon?
dents will regard them aa such :
1. Write with black ink, on white
paper, wide riled.
2. Hake the page small-ene .fourth
that of a foolscap staaet.
' 8.. Leave the aeoond page of each leaf
4. Give to written pages an ampi?
margin all around.
5. Number the pages in the order of
6. Write in a bold hand, with less
respeot to beauty.
7. Use no abbreviations which are not
to appear in print.
8.. Punctuate the manuscript as it
should be printed.
0. For italics, underscore one lino ;
for small oapitals, two ; capitals, three.
10. Never interline without the caret
to show its placa. .
11. Take special pains with every
letter in proper names. %
12. Review every word,, to be sure
that none are illegible.
18. Put direotioos to the printer at
the head of the first psge. .
14. Never write a private letter to
the editor on the printer's oopy, but
always on a separate sheet.
How sweet to the soul of man, says
Hieroole, is the so oie ty of a beloved
wife, when wearied and broken down
with the labors of tho day, her endear
ments soothe and her tender oare re*
atores him! The solioitnde and the
anxieties, and tho heaviest misfortunes
of lifo, are hardly to be borne by him
who has the weight of business and
domestic cares at the same time to con?
tend with. Rut how much lighter do
they seem when, his necessary avoca?
tions being over, he returns to his home,
and finds there a partner of his grief
and troubles, who takes for bis sake her
share of domestic labors upon her, and
soothes the anguish of his anticipation.
A wife is not, as she is,, falsely repre?
sented and esteemed by some", a burden
or a sorrow to man. No 1 she shares his
burdens and alleviates his sorrows ; for
therois no difficulty so heavy or insup?
portable in lifo but it.may be surmount?
ed by the mutual labor and the af?
fectionate oonoord of the holy partner?
THE BLESSED ONES.
Blessed are the blind, for they shall
seo no ghosts. Blessed are they that
are deaf, for they never lend money or
listen to long stories. Blessed are they
that are aft aid of thunder, for they
shall hesitate about getting married, and
keep away from political meetings.
Blessed are they that are lean, for thero
is a oh an ce to grow fat. Blessed are
they that aro ignorant, for they are
happy in thinking that they know every?
thing. Blessed is he that is ugly in
form and features, for the gals shan't
molest him. Blessed is she that would
get mai ried but can't, for tho consola?
tions of the Gospel aro hers. Blessed
are the orphan children, for they have
no mothers to spank 'em. ^Blessed are
they that do not advertise, for they
shall rarely be troubled with customers.
A BBRIABKABIJB BET.
The most remarkable bet on record
was that of Major William 8. Morse, of
Washington, a corporation contractor,
who was so sanguine of the result of the
munioipal eleotioo that he made a bet
with Mr. E. B. Hughes, of the navy
yard, that if Mr. Bowen was not re?
elected he would orawl on his belly
from the City Hall to Georgetown, a
distance of about throe miles, and over
streets very rough and muddy at this
He lost the bot and orawled throe
milc3 on his belly in aooordanoe with
the agreement, ?0 the presence of a large
crowd, preoeded by a band of music.
Bga, No wreck so shocking to behold
as that of a dissolute yot.ig man. On
the person of the debauchee or inebriate
infamy is written. How naturo labelo
over him to testify her disgust at his
example I How she loosens all his
joints, sends tremors along his muscles
and bends forward his frame I thc
wretoh whose life long pleasure it hat
been to debauoh others, whose hearl
has boco spotted with sin so that it ii
an offence to the unblemished.
nt?r The spectroscope is a marveloui
instrument. It is constantly revealing
new facts of the greatest importance. Ii
this respect it ia superior to the telo
acopo or microscope. It has airead;
proven to ns that tho same elements ar
in the sun and in tho stars as in th
bodies round about us on the earth, am
it shows that it tho planets are not ia
habited, they oould bo, oootainioj
everything neocssary to sustain lifo lik
t%&- Hopo is the sweetest friend tim
over kept distressed fricuds company
it beguiles tho tediousness of tho waj
It tolls tho soul sweet stories of th
suooooding joys; what oomfort there i
in hoaven ; what peace, what joy, wha
triumph, what|tnarriagc songs and halie
lujihs there aro in that countrj
whither she is traveling, tha? she goo
merrily away with her present burder
WST The moro wo put ourselves uj
on the friendship of tho world, th
moro do wo feel its powor over ui
And tho more wo commune with Qc
thc more absorbed wo btcomo in h
sc rv ico. The pleasures of this lifo, Sn
thegroator joys of religion Ho in oppo
sito directions; so that every ona mm
make ohoioe between the pleaeuri
which are sensual, and thoso that flo
from peaoe with Qed, and a sense of h
, 100 ycirs a secret-* . , ^
Cares ts by magic
-1,000 person* testify-^ : . 4 ..
0?. Pat nu, woo oda, and Buffering*
. Physicians uso and recommend
.?5.00 pot? ordered daily tot
hospitals and pubtio institutions,
in all parts of the U. S.
JpHOEBE. JJAKER ^ALVE
?ll Cala, Borat, Bruises, Sorot, Ulcers,
' Canoera, Sore Nipples, and Br<ken Breasts,
Obappod Lips and Hands, Eruptions, Chll
blain% Bi??? or Stine? of Inteots, Ac
^ A WONDERFUL OURK FOR PILES.
Pat np in 60o. sises (and $t pots for families.)
All Druggists everywhere sell it.
DON'T BE ONE DAV
Without it in the House,
"Costar'a" Rat, Roach, &o. Extermina?
?Costar'??' (liquid) Ded Dug Ester.
"Costar's" (only pure) InBeot Powder.
"Costar's" (only sure remedy) Corn
fc-aV SOLD everywhere.
Aak for "COSTAR'S" (take no other.)
$ I, SS, (3, and $5 sises, order from
COSTAR CO.,.13 noward-8t., N. Y.
GOODRICH, WINEMAN & CO.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
O. P. HOYT.
I HOYT, & SUMTER,
*yyOULD rospootrully inform his friends
and the publioof Sumter, and adjoining counties,
that he bas recently received a ohotco eeloo
LADIES' AND GENTLES! ENS'
- SPECTACLES, &c, &c,
Iiis stook embraoes all "tho latest stylos, and
will be sold at roasonablo rates.
Ca T. MASON.
SIT M TEK, S. C.
Has just recoived and koops always on bandj
New und Beautiful Stylos of
JEWELRY, F YE GLASSES, &C.
WATCHES, CLOCKS and JEWELRY RE
PAIRED WITH DISPATCH.
EIGHT MILES F HOM SPARTAN
DUUO COURT HOUSE, S. C.
IVcio Furniture-Hotel tlioronghly Reno?
vated-New Bedding-AV ic Baths
Bowling Alky, and other modes of\
exercise for guests will be readg for
visitors, June, ist, 1870.
Hoard per month.$30 00
Per week. Ul 00
Per day. 2 Ut)
Tho wutor is Cluilybruto, a< d ia cool nnd
pleasant to tho tasto, lina proven onicneiouj in
curing Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Kidney Dis
eases, Uravol, Dropsy, Diarrheal,, Cut;ino<>uB
Affections, Chill and Fever, Ocnurul Dobiltty,
and many other il!* nf a kimlrod natu e. Thc
1 table will he pr<>vi<lo<l with tho best tho country
affords; und evory nt'utiiinn given to visitor^,
calculutsd to.kn ihoir stay pleasant,
CABINS Tv> BENT.
lt. C. OLIVER, Pmpriolnr,
Kpni tHiibiiig Court llouxo, S. C.
Juno 1, 1370._ '_
St. Joseph's Academy.
CONDDOTKD DY ma
Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy,
SUMTER, 8. O.
THE Collegiate Exercises of thia
First Class Inalitute, will be resumed
'on tho let of September. A pmutpt
'attendance ls requested In order to
facilitate the progress and arraugo
mont of tho olasses. The now buildings are
spaoions and elogantly flnishod, furnishing ac
eommodations for ono hundrod boarders. Tho
extonslvo grounds and pW.zaa aro ampio for open
air exercise, and young Indios oro thoroughly
Instrnotod in English .Mathematics, French, Ita?
lian, Muslo, Drawing, Painting, Ac, Ac. Location
healthy, air petro, wa'er good, and turras reason
able. For partioulnra apply to the t?upir i ?ross of
I St. Joseph's Academy, Sumter, 'or to the Strpo*
< rloress of the Sisters of Morey, Charleston, who
I will endeavor to moot tho pressure ov*lho times.
m ' "7T0,r"- mi
,? _ ..... _ ? U[ 'H'V""'*'!
PROMPTLY EXECUTED AT TOB
* " *v .. ~ ..,
The Sumter Watehn?tfi,
Highest Style of tho Art.
BIAYESVILJ.iu, 9. 0?
WIM. CONTINUR,DUR?NO TUB YEAR TQ
KEEP ON HAND A FULb SUPPLY
ht "GOODS ' IN ?TIIR?H LINK, .
CONSISTIDA OJ? l<
and'hope to merit a continuance of the lib?ral
patronage (hojr bare boro receiving. . >
We deaira to cati parttoqlar attention to our
trade ia -
It IR our ?ira to Keep for salo only pond qnnlL'
Hen of F I.Ol' rt, ?nd families may rely upon'our
I took.a? affording the bett gradell of" y
Extra anti Pam tty 'Flour,
to be had io Ibo markets.
Our grocerlos generally are all
uuJ our DRUGS and MEDICINES are war. .
ranted to be pure and genuine. ' .
Dctidea tbe usual Mock of DRUGS.andJWRD
IOINES. we keepaliv?y? on hond, we ofter two '
inraluabl* preparation* of oar ownmanafaetarev' :
FOR THE PERMANENT CURE O?" ".
Chilla and Fever?. . :.. r ;
TON IC" BITTE EIS.
an admirable combination of TONICS adapted1'
to nil cases neoding Tonio Medicines.
COUNTHY PRODUCE of all kind/ taken in
BARTER for gooda at fair price?.'
J, A. MAYES ? CO.
Jan 1, 1870 ly__
BALTIMORE AND WILMINGTON
Weekly Steamship Line.
? GOBIPOSBD OF
Thc First Class Steamships
(H. L. HALL, Commander.) '
(D. 0. CHILDS, Compandor.)
One of tito above Steamships will loare BALTI?
MORE and WILMINGTON every
forming a Regular
WEEK L Y L IN Ey
and the only authorized through connection with
Wilmington & Manchoater Railroad.
COTTON ?nd othor Produce consigned to our
onro will bo ehippod to BALTIMORE by first
FREE OF COMMISSION.
Hov in? covered \V har vos in WILMINGTON
and BALTIMORE, goods can bo received at all
times and bo proporly protected.
A. B SM EPPERSON A CO.. Ag'ts,
Nos. ll and 12 North Water Stroot.
April 27 Wilmington, N. 0;
rpHE undersigned would most 'rofp< ctfulty
X announce to the people of Sumter and sur?
rounding country has ho havo Juxt received a
< SPLENDID LOT OF
3VC ?St 3t* "fc> 1 O ?
?ind ia now prepared to receive and execute or?
dors of nil kinds in 'Bis linc, with noauioss and
IRON RAILING FURNISHED TO ORDER.
SUMTER, S. C.
WH01E8ALF ANO RETAIL DEALER IN
Boots, Shoes. Hats,
Opposite J. T. SOLOMONS,
Sumter, So. Ca.
Feb ia tl oct.
The State oI* South Carolina
IN THE COURT OP COMMON PLEAS,
CL A lt ENDON COI STY.
Donald J, A util, Assignee, of G. Allen
lliujijiu*, fiun/trnplf l'lfiinti?-nt/uinst
Tin mlore ,S. (,'mnjli r omi W illiam O.
Charil hi j, Def?nala nit- tSmnmoai on
To Theodoro H. fooglor and WiUi.ua 0. Chown
ing-Dufouduntri obovo named ?
You are horoby ?uminnnod and roqulrod tu
answer tho complaint annexed, nud servo n flopy
of ,vour answer un ilu Mibt<erii>ers ot tl? ir ofl'nu,
nt Manning within tv only diiyi ofter aorvb-c of
this loiumoni on you, exclusivo of tho day or
i Horvioe. If Voa full to answer (ho Oom pl ii Int
j within thal timo, the Plaintiff will Inka judgment
i against you for tho stun nf One Hundred Pillar*
with Interest from tho first doy of January, ono
thousand eight hundred and -ixty two (I8tf8kf
und coatH. ' '<
JIAYNhWORTJI, Flt Ai EH .t BARRON/,
Plaint ii! '? A tqrnoyst ." '
June 1-Ot AUiiolng. S. f )
GUNS AND PISTOLS
j^E R A IRED BY AN EXPERIENCED
WORKMEN, ii loft i<t
.CV X. MASON'S Jewelry Store.