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jBBKVILLE KNTHU8IA?TIO .FOB
'MUMU HKFOUM CAUSE.
Tho Great Gathering on Saturday
Wbat ?va? Said by Cothrau, Kershaw,
Butler and Carpenter.
[CorrespoDdeaee of the Charlastoa Newe.J !
ABBEVILLE, Saturday, July 80.
At six o'clock this morning we left
G reenvide, ?nd four hours later arrived
at this place-tho fifth regular appoint?
ment for the nominees of the Union
Reform movoment to address the people
and arouse them to action.
Wo were recoived at the depot by
Gen. McGowan, Colonel J. S. ?othran,
and other citizens. Amid the Inspiring
strains of the Anderson brass band, the
party disembarked, went up to town,
and made preparations for the meeting.
Thc streets of the town were crowded
with men, who were intently watching
the manooinvres of a squad of fifteen ot
twenty colored mon armed with Win?
chester rifles, and drilled by a colored
At 12 o'clock, the Courthouse, capable
of holding one thousand persons, was
j jammed-the whites a little in the
*^uajority. Colonel J. S. Cothra>.(whc
was elected senator from this coontj?
but was not permitted by the Radioalf
to take his seat) called the mooting td
order, and said that tho occasion of the
assemblage was one of great interest and
importance to every person in Abbe?
ville County, and in tho Stato of Soutl
Carolina. A groat movement had beet
begun in the Stato for the purpose ol
correcting the abuses in the administra?
tion of its affairs by tho corrupt mer
who had gotten into power. That sud
n movement was necessary, every on?
know, and he believed that although thi
citizens of Abbe vi Ho had been slow ii
moving in this good work, and cam*
into it at tho eleventh hour, they wouh
do their whole duty, and, by tbei
works, provo their earnestness in thi
cause for the ie for mat ion of tho State
Their past glorious record was a su mc i cn
guarantee that they, w'ould'not be rea fte
bc behind-hand. Ho said he would no
consume the time in avowing his senti
monts in regard to tho movement.
They weic well known. Ile was bearii!;
in favor ot it. lie would now introdue
one whose record spoke for him
..'allant soldier and patriotic citizen-*
General J. R. Kershaw. .
Thu (Jencrai stated tho reasons whicl
had influenced the people' of the Stat
to cuter upon this movement, which wa
only for thc purpose of. relieving th
State from ofliciul cormorants who wer
preying upon it, and reducing th
peoplu to beggary, lt was-a movemen
favored and uphold by both Republican
and Democrats, white and colored 3 uc
only by tiloso ia South . Carolina, bu
throughout thc United States ; sustainc
6y the Republicans outside of tho Stat
1 because they did not rccognizo th
government iu South Carolina as carrie
on under tho principles of the part^
but by a corrupt set of men who admit
intered tho laws and controlled th
a fla i rs of tho State simply for sell
aggrandizement, and thus brougl
disgrace upon the Republican, party
sustained by the Democrats outside c
thc State because they recognized i
the movement a policy which, if vi;
orously pushed forward, woutd end i
redeeming tho State from the band 1
robbers which now controlled it, an
restoring it to its 'brmcr glory an
General Butler, who spoke nox
addressed himself moro particularly 1
thc colored men present. He relatt
to them what had been told him 1
members of tho .operations of tl
League, how tho members were swot
to vote for tho nomiueo of tho part
I were bound to do so even if the noniiu
I wcro a bob tailed cow ; he knew th
j members who voted otherwise. or lc
j thc Lcaguo were threatened with deatl
I he told them that the men who admit
I istcrcd the oaths to them had 1
I authority to do so, and could bo tri?
I for it, convicted and punished ; 1
I entreated them to como out of tl
I Leagues, in which thoir minds ai
I souls wero enslaved, and Uko mc
I honest, intelligent men, listen to tl
I arguments of both sides, and then vc
? as their consciences dictated. If, aft
I hearing both sides, thoy believed th
S Scott was tho better man, then to vc
I for him by all means ; if they thoug
I Judgo Carpenter tho better man, th
G to voto for him.
i He then spoke to them of tho necessi
I of tho two races working harmonious
I together, and showed them how t
I capital of the one and tho labor of t
I other must bo united boforo either cot
I bo benefited and all be made prospero:
I Scott & Co. know vory woll, said 1
I that ii the two races wore ever uni!
I ho and his plundering oompanic
I would have to tako thoir hands out
I thc pockets of tho people and leave!
I Stato; knowing this they catered to I
I prejudices of tue colored people a
I arrayed thom in antagonism to 1
1 whites. It was time all of this \
1 slopped j every difference between 1
I two races was so many dollars taken 1
i of the pockets of both and put into
I pockets of the Scott ?Ring/'
I At this point a coloicd man,
I town marshal, asked General Bul
1 why ho and tho white people genen
i had not before taken steps to bofrii
I and clovato the colored people wh
fl they now professed to havo taken ?
I which ho replied that Congiess, by
I acts disfranchising the white peo|
I and thus depriving them of the righ
I take chargo of the affairs of their <
I State, prevented them. He admit
II that the whites had made a gi
,1 mistake in not before extonding
I Olivo brunch of peace to the cole
?I people, und gaining their oo?operat
Jil ami working together for the good
Al th? State ; but now they did so in g
taub, pledging themselves ta fulfil all
promises, and entreated tho co-operatiou
of the colored men to secure an honest
and eoonomical government.' He knew
very well that Scott & Go. did not 'ctend
for the two raoes to be united, if it were
Kossible to prevent it. The Governor
, ad done all in bis power to incite a
war of races;- in his speeches and
proclamations he had this ooo object in
view. After asserting that the Win?
chester rifle was the best law for South
Carolina, he had armed tho colored men
with Winchester rifles, aoj? refused to
arm white men who were rogularly
organised under the militia laws and
had-ssk?d to be enrolled; he had
oounived at, if not instigated, the
murder of oolored men, honing that this
would bring about the desired end. Ho
(the speaker) did not objeot to the
oolored men being organized and armed
and drilled ; if they had had as rnuoh of
it as most of the white people of the
State bad during the war, they might
not be quite so anxious to bo soldiers
ns they were now ; but they had a right
to bcoome soldiers, and neither he nor
any ot the whito people objected to it.
As for himself, ho was perfeotly willing,
if desired, to drill or review them ; but
tU?-? white people did objeot to the
IccJoTcd people only being armed ; they
? sftijvjn'.it what the Governor had threat?
?g&a&r*n attempt to oarry the eleotion
oi arms. The General said he
didtnot know what had been done in
other counties, but he was fully con?
vinced that tho State constabulary forces
wore sent into Edgofield County to stir
up discord botwoen tho two raoes. Ile
and the citizens-believed, and had somo
foundation foe)'their belief, that the
constabulary'men or their tools had
under orders'from Scott fired the gin
houses burned in the country, with the
hope that the white men would lay the
blame upon the colored people, and
commit outrages upon them in retribu
tion. But the people did no auoh
thing; they did not believe . that the
colored people did it. The General gave
some further blows at the State con?
stabulary, Governor Scott's paid spies,
and reiterated his charge against Gover?
nor Scott of conniving at, if not
instigating, the murder of Randolph,
extorting a- confession from Tolbert,
.imprisoning him without warrant of law,
permitting h im to escape, and then,
!n^?j?g Ibat he would reveal his (the
C&vawibrY) complicity in the matter,
Miad Him billed by tho State constables.
LY'f* Guflfo-and other Radicals were
present at this time, and made an effort
to interrupt the meeting By 'talking to
thc colored people; but.,being told by
General Butler that he did not intend
that such cattle .should interrupt him,
they sueaked out o/ tlic rooirt, gathcrod
a few colored mien around them in the
street, and hy addressing them in a
loud tone of voice attempted to influence
tho colored mon in the court-room to
withdraw ; but only a few loft.
General Butler did not notice them
any further . thai? above related, and
continued his remarks, which wore
warmly applauded throughout. He told
the colored men that all of the talk of
Governor Scott being their deliverer,
or that of the United States army being
their deliverer, was absurd. Tho great
God above was their deliverer, and' to
Him alone could they look for having
oast off their shackles. Tho United
States army did not do it. Finding that
they could not o vor th row the South,
they enlisted 200,000 colored men,
placed them in the front to bo slaugh?
tered, aud by their aid overpowered the
South. [Tremendous applause from the
oolored portion of the audience.] .
Judgo Carpenter was next introduced,
and although so hoarse as to bq unable
to speak except with great pain,
attempted to address the audionoe.
With his characteristic earnestness and
with ungloved hands he dwelt upon tho
oorruptioon whioh had marked the ad?
ministration of the "Scott Ring." Ho
had succeeded in arousing his audience,
and was speaking most vehemently, when
ho entirely broke down, and with an
apology regretting his inability to
'continuo his address, took bis seat. Tho
audience had notiocd with what diffi?
culty ho spoke, and deeply sympathized
with him; and many observing that ho
suffered most when speaking rapidly, in
a low tone of voioo bogged him to tako
his time and not injure himself now.
When ho retired it was amid thunders
of applause from the audionoe, who
thus showed their appreciation of his
efforts in their bohalf and their sym?
pathy for him in his suffering.
Mr. Youman's was next introduced,
and spoke at some length, earnestly and
eloquently portraying the difficulties
whioh embarrassed the people, and
showing the way of overcoming them.
By some moans or other it was under?
stood by the people of Cokesbury that
tho nominees would address them this
evoning. Judge Carpenter was unable
to go, but Genoral Butler determined to
do so, and secured a special train to
oarry him and oitizons who desired to
attend. While getting ready to depp.i t,
some one, as we are informed, ' told the
oonduotor of the train that General
Butler could not leave, and tho oonduo?
tor moved off his train while those who
intended to go were within one hundred
and fifty yards of the depot; doubtless
he considered tho statement of his in?
formant as authorized.
Every person with whom your cor?
respondent conversed was of the opinion
that the largest vote ever polled in this
oounty will be polled next Ootobor, and
a large majority for Reform. The feeling
manifested to-day among all classes isa
sufficient evidenoe that great interest is
taken in the movement, and we doubt
not tho predictions above mentioned
will prove true.
Hollingshoad who shot Tolbert, is
hero. We do not know that he was at
the meeting; if so, be beard muoh to
wonder upon, ?mark and inwardly
[Prom tb? Columbi* Guardian-j
El. Bt. OHAMBKBLAIN,
The flagran t awi od lea perpetrated by
the Land Commission ?rs, by. which the
State has been robbed of probably three?
fourths of the 9700,000 appropriated to
pu robase homes for the poor and needy
colored people, sod the iniquity of
charging those helpless and deluded
persons a price four times greater than
the actual paid value of the lands in
order, to cover up the villainous plunder
of the money by the Commissioners,
have been frequently commented on by
this and other journab for some months
An anonymous writer, over the sig?
nature of "Repuplioan," undertook in
our columns to answer for two, and two
only, of the six Commissioners, viz.,
Gov. Scott and Secretary Oardozo. But
while doing this muoh, even, this apol?
ogist did not hesitate to fasten the obar>
gea of cri mo upon the other members of
the Commission, and- named as special
and marked culprits Leslie and Par?
R. C. DoLarge, having succeeded Les?
lie as Land Commissioner, felt that he
would be regarded as implicated in
these swindles unless he plainly showed
his innocence. To his credit as a na?
tive colored man, imbued with that
sense of honor whioh through life he
had full opportunity of knowing was the
prime and indispensable characteristic
of a Southorn man, and. without whioh
he is out of the pale of respectability,
ho replied at onoe ; he acquitted himself
completely of all participation in tho
infamous oonduot of tho Commissioners
by showing that he took his scat at the
board after the robberies had been con?
Wo will not pause now to tako
exception to the unsatisfactory and in?
sufficient apology which the writer of
the communication signed "Republican"
made for Scott and Cardozo.. Even if
they are not guilty of sharing the plun?
der, robbing tho State, and oppressing
the poor blacks with fraudulent, quad?
ruple exactions, they are responsible for
neglecting the duty whioh they assumed
and betraying ever sinoe a criminal
indifference to the villainy whioh their
spokesman admits has been perpetrated
by their colleagues: and whic!
has long been patent to thoir observa?
We pass on then to the remaining
three Commissioners, Chamberlain,
Noagle and Parker. Of these, wo have
at present to deal only with Mr. Cham?
berlain, by the graco of credulous and
deluded negroes, Attorney General of
the State. .He has vouchsafed an an?
swer at last, but not so*much to the
accusation of official delinquency as to
that plain and truthful representation
of himself and his carpet bag colleagues
as "unknown to our people, penniless,
without credit or oven endorsement of
In the language whioh wo have used
to expose and denounce the infamous
conduct of this ?Land Commission," we
have employed every lilting epithet
within the range of, perhaps, overstrain?
ed propriety, if not just within the
bounds of decency ; driven to it, as we
have been, by the tough coated cou*
sciences, if not tho utter insensibility of
the branded criminals with whom we
were dealing. Yet Mr. Chamberlain,
in- his reply to us, mildly speaks of our
characterizations as "your various vague
chargea and insinuations."
Our oharge was direct and explicit.
The State has been robbed of ninety
'tTiousand dollars in one Land Commis?
sion job, alone ; and tfie colored pcoph
have been crucify, wickedly and heartless'
ly cheated out of the cheap homes (sc
called) whioh unprincipled Yankee
intruders, carpet baggers and scalawag!
pretended to 'buy for thom, at a cosi
of near three quarters of a million dol?
Is that a "vague" charge? is that at
If Scott and Cardozo wore ignorant
of the transaction, never (as is alleged'
having been consulted about it; if Lesli*
was out of office before tho money wai
paid io, and DeLarge was not inductee
into offico until both sale and paymcn
wero completed, thou we wero justifi?e
in saying, and wo repeat it now tim
the remaining three Commissioners ar?
responsible for the robbery and th?
choat. Without the signatures and sanc?
tion of all threo of thora, not ono dolla
of tho monoy of tho State could hnvi
boen appropriated to thc fraudulon
Mr. Chamberlain vehemently protest
that, "in all the purchases by tho Lane
Commission, he oas acted honestly anei
conscientiously," and that "not i
farthing has boen made by him out o
any purchaso of land or other transac?
We have said, in our comments upoi
his letter, that "we are bound tobeliev
But is it onough that ho did no
pocket $30,000 or more, or "a farthing
of the 890,000 swindle? Who di
pocket the money t Is that no bunine?
of his? Is be a Land Commissionc
without a duty ? a custodian of the put
Ho money without responsibility ?
$5,000 salaried offioor without hoed t
the embezzlement of the very fund
wbioh were put to his hands for. th
benefit of the poor ? Is ho a " vrol 1-bre
gentleman," (God save the mark I) e
he claims to be, and yet persists in h!
aesooiation with dirty and conUmluatiu
thiovos, with all the eerdiality of an ai
proving member of the gang, and th
sang /foid of one who is wholly uoooi
soious that stealing bears aiemblenoo 1
Wo hold Mr. Chamberlain to hi
responsibility as a " Commissioner" an
a salaried public prosecutor. If he woul
assume tho further obligation of a wol
bred gentloraan, in virtuo of what I
1 'jails his "history nod associations," li
will o?ed, for our coo viotioo of his right
to thai character, (io the face of facta
I pointing very differently,) something
I more than a bald assurance of bis own
as to his admirable ant?c?dents and the
! assertions of a correspondent "bearing [
since ho has lived in this State."
Te show that he has been and is a
gentleman will require more than
an indulgence in tho retort whieh he
borrowed from Webster's reply to
1 Hayuo, io allusion to Benton, and whioh
he bas put forward as all his owu.
He must show .it by leaving a com?
munity in whioh ho is regarded as an
impudent intruder, and returning to tho
?copio whom he has incontinently aban?
oned-that people with whom he was
reared, and to whom his antecedents are
known, without any assurances from
him ef what they wore-a people who
ought surely to stand r*>ady by this time
(now that he has grown bald in their
service) to confer upon him the merited
honors to whioh a life ot "scrupulous
personal honor" (to whioh be lays olaim)
justly entitles him. Ho must abandon
the role of the needy adventurer, hang?
ing Uko a oamp follower on the skirt
and coming in at the tail of a conquering
army to despoil a downtrodden people
of officers whioh constitute the goal of
honorable ambition-the legitimate
prizes whioh are to be won only by long
service and the cultivation and display
of high moral and mental endowments.
He must forego the ill-gotton emolu?
ments of office to whioh uot one gentle?
man in tho State contributed to elevate
bim, and which he obtained at the hands
of ignorant negroes^ by exciting their
prejudices nguiu-, tho intelligent na.?
lives of the Stute in favor of imported
adventurers and money-seeking sympa?
thizers like himself.
We trust that we have been "bold
enough" this time in our oharges to
show to Mr. Chamberlain that we are
"responsible for them."
TUG II KU I RA Cora.TlKNCEO.
The plain declaration of the black
men to tho carpet-baggers in the late
convention : "Wo want no more of you,"
has created quite a consternation among
tho latter. Worthington, Hoge's cham?
pion, and tho mighty orator that was to
be pitted against Judge Carpenter in tho
jnsuiug campaign, in tho place of Dr.
Scott, (who is acknowledged too muoh
of a blockhead to meet his opponents in
the field of urgumcnt,) has left the State,
and, we hear, has expressed himself as
utterly disgusted with what he is pleas?
ed to term the impudence and presump?
tion of tho "nigger." Chamberlain, it
is said, proposes to take a hasty leave.
Well Ired gentlemen, of Webster tan pride
of personal character, arc at a discount,
ho thinks, and stand but. a slim chance
of further reveling in the fat luxuries of
the Laud Commission should some en?
terprising and ambitious fable politician
fix his aspirations to a scat in the
Boara. H?ge is gnashing his teeth over
his defeat by Elliott, and threatens that
wc will now have a surfeit of the "dar?
ling nigger." No wonder he would
"like to have them all in a ten acre lot,
and, with a bellowing howitzer, blow the
last ono iuto eternity." Thc places that
have known him for the last two years
will soon know him no moro forever, and
he will leave not ono to lament him.
Leslie has already "departed Tor parts
uuknown. Parker's career is about
ended. C. C Bowen is about done for.
Aud, in fine, we anticipitc a happy and
wholesale d J1 i veranee of tho detestable
crew within a short time. Scott, by
virtuo of his extreme social condescen?
sions and the power of his official*
patronage ; and Whittcmoro from we
know uot what, unless it bo animosity
to his own fraternity, have managed to
cling on a while longer. Two years
more will finish them, and we can then
hopo to breathe a purer atmosphere.
Tho sympathies of the whites of the
State aro to a unit, with tho colored
members of the Republican party; and,
if tho choice is botwoeo tho two, will
cast their voto cn 7nassc for the latter. -
Tho Radical Convention has nomi?
nated for Governor, the prosent incum?
bent, and for Licutenaut-Governor, A.
J. Hausier, a colored man, identified
with tho extremo views of his party, and
who, judging from his reported remarks,
is disposed to press his party olaims
without regard to tho interests and sensi?
bilities of a large and important portion
of tho people of the State. The issue
is Unis made In nominating Governor
Scott for re-election, tho corrupt ad?
ministration of tho past two years, with
all the fraud, bribery, swindling and cor
ruption therewith connected, is virtually
endorsed or passed over without rebuke
Opposed to his purty, is tho party of
retrenchment and reform. Opposed to
Scott und Hausier, are tho candidates ot
tho reformists. Tho good citizen will
not hosituto long in making his soleo?
lion. They who favor good and honest
government in South Carolina; they
who would put an ond to the selfish
schemes of money-making politicians;
they who desire to soo in this State a
condition of affairs promotive of peace,
security ond substantial prosperity, will
unhesitatingly givo their sympathies,
their energies and their votes fot that
organization which, under the banner of
Roform, Beeks to win for the people of
South Carolina tho advantage of ?regime
that will impartially advanoe the publio
goodL- Phcenix, 20th instant.
SonoOb suporintondents, cxarainors,
and other person? who ex peet to hold
Institutes, are requested to send us the
timo and place of suoh meetings, that
wo may furnish thom speoimon oopies
of the EDUCATIONAL GAZETTE.
Io a single century, two thousand
millions of human boings appear on the
faoo of tho earth, act their busy parts and
' sink into its toso m.
. BT II. DKNNINO.
''Nothiag can oorer their high faina bat hear tn.
No pyramids ?ot oflf their memories.
Bat tho o toro al sub-tau oe of their greatness."
The fields of eoieace, art, and litera
tare have, siooo tho dawn of civilization,
been open to the investigation of mao,
and tho progress made baa been in a
great part derived from the researches
of men whose names have gained a
plabe in tho world of genius.
Wo should not hesitate to plaoe a
Shakespeare first in rank in the field of
modern literature, or a Kaphel or a Mi?
chel Angelo in the perfeotion of art, or
a Franklin or a Newton in the disoove*
ries of great principles of ?eienoe, and
yet these have only oontributed morsels
to those departments of creation. Men
of genius see Nature as it is, and ssoure
from its storehouses its treasures of poe?
try and art, and grasp her mysteries
with the hand of science. In the su?
blime words of Horace they "receive
from nature more than human fires,"
and are thus enabled to become the cre?
ators of what talent looks upon with
amazement, and could not itself produee.
Learning is not geniue. It may be an
element of it. It constitutes the pass?
port to the realms ol literature and sci?
ence ; especially does it become a
requisite to extensive scion tifio research.
Some of tho most loamed men have'
devoted themselves to the cause of lit?
erature rather than tho oomplioatiens of
Intellect is dovelopcd by study and
thought ; by these tho creative powers
arc strengthened, and become gigantio
in proportion as they approach the per?
fcotiou of creation. Goethe is said to
have confined himself to Ira room dur?
ing the production of his great literary
creations, and when he appeared to the
world was almost a skeleton. Milton
devoted himself to study during his
entire lifetimo : tho result was the rep?
utatiift of being ono of the most learned
mon that over lived, and the production
af one of thc most wonderful poems of
Profound learning is indicative of tal?
ent, not always of genius. Some of the
?bief men of soienoo have attained great
celebrity, and yet their works fail to
jotno up to thc standard of that famous
faying of Tacitus : "Truth is established
The iufluenco whioh men of gonius
?xert ovcrthoir fellows is inconceivably
treat. More than two centuries ago,
Shakespeare composed his immortal
plays : at the present day they aro met
.vi t h equal applause by the ragged urohio
io thc pit of tho play house and the
philosopher of human nature. Raphael
jucame tho disciple of art, aud all Eu
ope was radiant with the light of his
genius. Columbus couceived the idea
>f another continent, and the Western
icmispherc became thc domain of civ?
ilized man. Martin Luther revealed tho
aigotry and perverted doctrine of the
Hornau Church in his age, aud all Eu
'ope became involved in the struggles of
Tho enthusiasm whioh the works of
genius excite, is equally great. With
what admiration do wo behold tho
Madonna della Sedia of a Raphael, the
'Moses" of a Michael Angelo, or listen
to the majestic strains of a Mozart's
'Requiem," or Hadyn's "Creation." Io.
what quick succession aro brought to
bear upon us tho power of pathos and
satire, wisdom and tho charm of graceful
languago in tho perusal of some great
work of literature ; and with what
emulation of thought we follow the
elaborar* complications of a scientific
And thus we are led to see the links
between revelation and genius,-the
creative power revealed by each joined
in tho boing personated as the Creator
af all things. He has mado genius an
earthly agent in bringing to light tho
great mysteries of nature, the power of
art, the triumph of literature, until we
shall be tho recipients of th at perfect
genius in the vast eternity to come.
MAKE HOJUB A TT IK ACTIVO*
No child, however sentimental, will
levo a home simply because it has the
name of one. If wo would have our
children love it, wo must make it love?
ly- wo mutt give them something to love
in tho homo.
Now if tho principal ideas which a
child has of his homo are, that it is a
place where he gots his meals and
where he sleeps ; where, if ho is little,
he is perpetually found fault with; where
he must keep quiet; where at night?
fall he must sit stupidly waiting till
bed timo ; or if ho lins grown older, ho
can only deem it a dreary room in which
ho must employ himself OB best he may,
while his father sits at his paper or
dozes in his chair, and the mother is
silently busy with her sewing or her
book ; if such bo the aspect of home,
ono coed not wonder that children
learn to look elsewhere for pleasure
and seek to find amusement in other
circles, or that homo is forsakeu as soon
as it is possible to leave it.
It is practicable to make it so delight?
ful that children shall have no disposi?
tion to wander from it or prefer any
other plaoe ; it is possible to make ti
so attractive that it shall not only firm?
ly hold its own loved ones, but shall
draw others into its cheerful circle.
Lot tho house, all day long, ba tho scene
of pleasant looks, pleasant words, kind
and affectionate sots ; let tho table be
tho happy mooting placo of a morry
group, and not a dull board whore a si?
lent, if not BUIIOU company of animals
como to feed ; let the meal be the time
whon a cheerful laugh is heard and
good things aro said ; lot tho sitting
roora, at evening, be the plaoe whore a
smiling oompany settle themselves to
books or games till the round of good?
night kisses aro iu ordor; lot there bo
some musio in thc household, musio not
kepi like silk and satins to show to com?
pany, but musio ?n whioh father ?od
mother and sister and brother join ? let
the young oompanioosbe wolootned abd
made for the time a part of tho group,
so that daughters shall not deem it
necessary to seek the obscurity of back
parlors with intimate friends, or to
drive father and mother to distant apart*
meets jin a word, let the homo be sur?
rounded by an air of cosy and ohterful
good will ; then children need not bo
exhorted to love it, yon will not' be
able to tempt them away from it.
Tho tics whioh bind a child to home
are created not so much ont of great as
from little things ; some of them I. have
hinted at, and many more will suggest
themselves to a vise parent. There
should be a good many holidays in the
home. I believe in anniversaries, and
I love, by observing them, to oonnoot
timo with events, and so give te both
a deeper interest. The birth days of a
family abott ld be always notieed, and in
some way, celebrated. Tho busy prepa?
ration of the whole household to make
some present to father or mother or
Bister or brother on a birth-day or
holiday ; the many plannings, the work,
inge in by corners at odd times ; the
bundling of work out of sight as
the step of the favored one is heard ;
the careful stowing of gifts away till
the appointed time ; and then, when the
looked-for day has oome, the presenta?
tions, the oo n fus ed and merry voices,
the filled eye, tho ohoked voioe, the
heart too full to speak io words, memory
touohed as with an angels' hand, love
that can only look its thanks-all these !
who can tell their sweet and mighty pow?
er ? A home familiar to suoh scenes, will
it, can it be one that children shall not
love ? No, no ; from it, when the inex?
orable time comes to go away, daughters
shall pass with sobs ot sorrow, and BOOB
with pressed lips and swimming eyes,
and while mother lives it will be a home
still, home, though years have gone and
other homes have olaimed them.-Aik~
man's Life at Home.
WHAT 18 SAID OF SUIUTRMI.
Rev. J. F. M ORBALL, writing to that
excellent papor, the Working Christian,
speaks as follows of a rocent visit to
Dear Brethren : Sumter is one of the
most-city looking towns in the up coun
try. The houses are built more togeth?
er, and every body is in town. The
placo affords many elegant stores and a
splendid court house, whioh is indeed
an ornament to it. Every one that has
visited Sumter must have been struck
with the beauty of Main Street-a mile
long-with its magnificent rows of.shade
trees extending all this distance! Tho
inhabitants must number near five
thousand, having the usual number ot
churches that are to be found in a town
of the sise,' with tho addition of a CathoT
The Rapti6t have a very neat edifice,
whioh the members seem to take a pride
in keeping in perfeot order. Rev. S.
M. Richardson is the young and pious
Paster of our Church here. The Sun?
day School is small, but well conducted
by the Superintendent, Dr. J. S. Hugh,
son, who is one of our old students at
Firman University. Brother H. not
only enjoyed tho advantages of tho Uni?
versity, but has learned from observing
the workings of that model Suuday
School there to become himself a good
Superintendent. He has tho tact of
interesting the little oues.
After preaching in the morning, I
brought before the church the objects
of my Board, nod tho next day obtained
donations to tho amount of 022.
I preached for the friends Monday
night too, when my attention was di?
rected to the fact that there were eight
ministers present. Two Methodist
preachers j and there was Dr. Sam.
Furman, who must bo getting quite old
now, but with firm and clastic stop,
with whom I had tho plcasuro of spend -
ing s day at his son-in-law's and who
told mo of most all the old people of my
native district j there was Brother Ora
ham, with his usual bland manners and
smiling face, one of tho oldest and most
beloved citizens and (lot me whisper it)
unreconstructed rebels j there was
Brother E. A. Edwards, the friend of
Sunday Schools and overy good work,
and Brother Styles, too, onco a student
of our University. These brethen all
have their homes in Sumter, and had
returned from their labors of the Sab'
Tho address delivered by Dr. J. B
Purcell,before Mt. Olivet Council, of
T., at their installation ceremonies al
tho Mason io Hall, in this oily, June Gib,
has been published.in full in the Friend
of Temperance. Wo extraot the following
beautiful tribute as a little quiet reading
for our friends :
Thero is an angel at tho hand of
every one ; an influence that partakes
of the heuvenly, full of soul and noblest
graco. With the presence of this angel
overy pathway of thorns through life
beoomes ahowercd with flowers j every
dcNcrt spot of this weary pilgrimage be?
comes an oasis ; every barren and rug?
ged mountain slope beoomes ihW abode
of civilisation and refinement. Hor sym?
pathy sounds inuuiboo with overy chord
aud pulsation of our heart. Hor breath
steals ovor our ohcoks with a sweet,
60othing, delicate melody, a zephyr that
seems to riso and flout Iiko a drawn sigh
from the far dowu doep of tho bosom.
This angel is mercy, a gentle dew drop,
a ohild Irom the uppor world sont to mau
because it waa not good that he should
bo alone. The generous warmth of this
help meet of man mun warm bis exist
enoe, and ward off every danger. It is
compassionate, lt is pure as the moun?
tain rill. Ita afteotioo ia tho winner of
our soul and body. Thia angel of oioroy
?a womma. Thia iuflueooa for.good is
?DOO ' it parable. ' Our li ttl? leo tura would
aol be compl?te without these last gold?
en sentiments to give oolor, and depth,
aud symmetry, ?od beauty of complex?
ion to the whola. She stands among
meo th? living monument of patience
and fortitude in the hoar of distress.
Thrice happy is that man with, suoh a
guardi?n. A holy woman lives ever as
a graoious memorial. .Ber ooo tact is aa
the sprinkling of hyssop, aod her purity
makes man "whiter than snow." At
her hand the intemperate is paoifiod -
Whare she is, mae is restrained. Put
har out of this world, and man will be
oome e brutish beast. He will hare no
glad and true" heart to oheer him on?
ward ; to offer to his lips the taste of
everything pleasant, and to dash from
them everything poisonous and bad. lo
the day of peril ?ne is there. *
In the day of tyranny she is there. ID
the day of sickness she is there. Aud
in the day of inebriation she is there,
coostant, stouthearted and true, to lead
baok the wanderer, to counsel tho weak,
aod to whisper at all times forgiveness
and peaoe. She is gold, and lily,, and
violet together. As solid as the one ;
as pure as the other, and as sweet us
She will make man flourish like the
green bay tree of the South. .Man, be?
lieve in her, and follow her to the end.
Wheo you oome there to find that hea?
ven of rest whioh lies far, far beyond
this life's tempestuous sea, yOu will
gladly glide over, with her at the helm,
leaving behind you to go down the op?
posite channel, the bottle of wrath, ?nd
its pent up demonaioal delirium, while
your song, aud her song will be of
"The land beyond the seal
How dark our present homet
By the dull beach and su'len foam,
How wearily, bow drearily we roam,
With arms outstretched to thee,
Calm land beyond the Sea."
TflBBB IS MO WAK AFTER DEATH,
Suoh was the magnanimous reply of
the Prussian Ambassador to an invita?
tion to attend the funeral of the Frenoh
diplomatic representative in Washing?
ton yesterday. The sentiment was
worthy of a great soul, and we honor
the man that uttered it. God grant
that the inspiration may strike home in
some of the baser Amerioan hearts
about Washington, which have delight?
ed in pursuing the dead and heaping
indignity on their graves. We oom
mend it especially to the savage head of
the "Army of the Republic," and bid
him learn from this stranger of a for?
eign land now engagod iu deadly strife,
the sentiments and customs of a civil?
ized age. Baron Gerolt's humanity oan
drop* a sprig upon the grave of his
country's enemy in tho midst of war,
yet, five long years after its din has
been hushed in this professedly chris?
tian land, a flower from tho hand of
kindred and friends is refused to the
resting plaoe of the Confederate dead !
.Wc thank the Baron for his rebuke, and
commend the lesson to all.-Savannah
"WHAT ?IO THE SOLDIERS
The Pittsburg Pott asks the following
pertinent questions in reference to the
"What was it for ? is a question
whioh has been seriously asked by those
who have looked around the cost for
victory. W hat did we fight for ? First,
for the Union ; but the Union as it was
is lost, and the nation substituted. Was
it for emancipation ? That has oeased
to be a power under the 'high law.'
Was it for unity and fraternity?
Bitterness between the sections is still
sought to be kept alive, and has not
beeen diminished by magnanimity
hate has been intensified by injustice
toward even the widow and the orphan,
?nd the friends of the Government itself.
Was it for liberty and human rights the
oountry fought ? It has achieved Had .
ioalism, corruption, and crime; no pat?
ter what we fought for, that is what has
boen gaiued. Will these compensate
for the ?m?nense sacrifice of blood and
treasure ? The only solace-the bow of
promise whioh is hung out with its lu?
minous hope-is tho overthrow of the
party whioh is now io power, as oner?
ringly indicated by the daily ohaog?s io
MAKING AND SAVING MANURE
The wise and provident farmer should
bo continually noouniulating manure.
Everything that has the least value as a
fertilizer should bo carefully collected
and preserved for application to the
toil ; aud it is astonishing how much
that is generally allowed to "waste its
sweotncs8,"not "upon the desert air
but right under tho noses of the fanner
and his family, about tho boase, may
thus bo converted from 9 disease breed
ing nuisnnco into a souroo of health,
pleasure and wealth. Tho hen house,
tho privy, tho wood-shod, the sink spout,
the ash heap, the sweeping of the yard,
the slops from the chamber should all
contribute to the oorapost heap. Muck
should also bo drawu from the swamp
und piled for seasoning ; leaves should
be gathered from the forent and. from the
fence corners ; old plaster, bones, refuse
salt, shells, and all kinds of animal and
vegetable matters, that oannot be other
wise made uso of should be ootorjosted
Po. .you say those aro little things ?
Small as they are, they often make all
tho difference between success and
failure in (anning. #
We ndvocato tho uso of oouimorbiul
fertilizers, but first lot the farmer nukeji
all tho manure ho can at home. HintTr
on tho Hubjeot of making and saving
manures, as well as oxporimeniB in their j*
use ute wanted from futmers. all ovo*
the oountry. ' ' ? f
- A Lady of a certain age says the
reason why an old maid ls generally
devoted to hoir put is, that not having a
husband, abo .naturally takes to the next
most treacherous animal.
" . : >*?.*?. :*%??3i
Thousands at Hom?, a
IT has been justly remarked that tb* j
Judgment of the people, dellberaUly ?aadenp, J
. oyrreet. It stamps with lu owu aea\ whatever "
t approves. The reputation, whtoh eur-(ree Us
marching te? le ls estebliihfc) Ob ? Bru fbua'df?- .
ion and. toon reaaheattfflTbpllfet ?t feve^td >
Tb lob it la Justly on t Hied. It ia ai) with' V j
Tba people approve, and phyetohwia sahotloU'. Q
ts aae, bee ante lt possesses wealfc and ls What it Cfl
-.ima tobe- ' : ' ' ^
1 HOUSEHOLD "'Pli&IN^-;^ J
THE SICK. il
I T C TJRE)? ? :
UK A r> A CH RB.-SI ok* H oa dache, Nervous Head-; j
oho, Bilious Hvudaohe, Neural ?ia Headache, J
katarrhal Uoadaohe, Di nines s, Rush of Dl?o4> ?
o the llead, Fullness, Oppression of- the Hesai/i "' j
to.. - .; - tfff% ;
CATABBB.-This unpleasant disease, l? aiilts fi
srsasi soon cured.. " v
SORB THROATS, Ao--Sore TJirdaU,- ,
loarseness, Loss of Voice, Weak Vo|oe, all soon
DVSPBPSIA-This disease always oura? Itt all
ossa, in persons of all ager and occupation*. ?
LIVKB OOMPLAIHTS, JAUADICB, Ac-These
oinplalots oured in all oases.
Ohronlo Diarrhoea and all CL ron lo Dysentery,
lolioa, obstinate Costiveness.
PILBS.-Piles, Blind, Blooding, or Uloerated, >
.alnful, Itohiog, Burning, no matter how long
ziating, soon oured.
Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Gravel, iDoentt-. .
enee, Stoppage, Bright's Disease, al 1 cured. vj
MALKA.-Their peculiar disoaaea aoon oared.
FACB ArraoTioNS.- Brown Spots, Moth Blotch.
?, Pimples, Black Speoka, Red Patoheo. Burn- ?3
ig, Itching, Rash of blood to the Faoo, Cloesu&a, .
ad Complexion, all aoon and perfectly oured.
Absoessos, Scrofula, when on the Scalp, Throat?
iternal or external, on the Tongue, Back, Llnjbe
r anywhere, Sore and Swelled Legs; all per foot- -
t eurable. i
SKIN DIAKABBR.-Salt Rheum, Tetter, Acne,,
hingles, Scaly Eruptions, Watery Diaoherge*.
tching, burning, Cbronlo Erysipelas, aired. . ? _
TBB Eran.-Inflamed and Itching, Scrofula,
e., on the Byes and Byetlds, oared.
Gorras, SWKLLBD NBOK.-AU eases oured. Re?
tnt oases'of Goitre oared.
Rheumatism, Ohronlo, Ao?t?, Neuralgia,
amenosa, Swelled Joints, inability V> walk,
sinful or passive, cured by the use of '
lEINlTSH'S QUEEN'S DELIGHT. *
The afflicted, nervous and debilitated,- wheeo
ifforlnga have been protracted from hidden ,
tuses, and whose oases require prompt treat?
ont, will find always a sure remedy' ia
[EINITSH'S QUEEN'S DELIGHT.
Do you feol weak, debilitated, easily tired t
Oos a little extra exertion produce palpitation
r tho heart ? Doea your Liver, or Urinary .Or?
ana, or your Kidneys, frequently get out pf or?
sr ? Do you have spell* of short breathing or
rspepaiaf Are your Bowell constipated ? Do
ou have spells of fainting or rushes of blood-to
ie head ? ls your memory impaired ? Is your
lind constantly dwelltug on any subjeott Do.
au feel dull, listless, moping, tirod of ooinpany
r of life? If.'you do, then your Liver and Stom
laeh are deranged, and their sympathotlo action
pon the Brain produces jost suoh results,' Tho
>oneryoa remove tho cause, the soouer you will
s restored to a healthtul and a thoughtful oon
ition. We say-by all moans try a bottle, and
ssuroyou get . ?,
lEINITSITS QUEEN'S DELIGHT/'
None other is genuine. For sale by Druggists
ay whore anti at . ** ,'
H EINITSH'S DH UG STOni?,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
TUB ONLY STRICTLY '
Grocery and Liquor House
rilli UNDERSIGNED, begs leave to
call tho attention of his friends and the
ubllo generally to bis
NEW AND WELL SELECTED
STOCK OF *
leayy and Fancy 'Groceries
?hloh ho offers low for CASH ONLY,
'^tW All nrtioles warranted af recommended
Jt-tf- Pure Mod'cinal Liquors kop? coiietanlly? ii
J. II. KUKU HA UT. * T
April 12 tf
jil.* i ,
EUE uDilcre'l^rtedv'w'ould most- re^pi^tfuUy
on non ni-? to ?he people of Sumter and sar?
oundlog conni ry'hus lie have just received a
SPLB-NDID LOT OF ' '
Ma, rtol e>, ve?,
nd ls now prepared to receive and ajxcoii&w
?rc of all kinds in bis Hue, with jBiliCd
RON RAILING FURNISHED TO ORDER.
W. P. S MIT& .
SUMTER, S. C. '
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ind all th? Ute pAl?o*ll*??K?f-tl<e day tu b> lia 1
it publisher's nrlue?, <3lfjs7?Y*
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