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YOL XXII WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 21, 1871._ NO. 6.
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^Secretary Seward's Tour.
Xjateresting Letter from Om-of the Ladles
Accompanying Him-Reception of thc
Party at PalteaUa.
By our request Mr. H. A. Risley,
'nowa resident of this village, has per?
mitted us to publish the following por?
tion of a letter written him from India
by his daught , Miss Hattie, one of the
party aecouipr.nying Hon. William H.
ISewardon his journey around the world,
f "We are pleased to learn from Mr Risley
I that his eldest daughter. Olive F. Risley,
' who has beeu adopted as a daug ter by
! Mr. Seward, and is now known as Olive
[Risley Seward, is keeping a full and
complete journal of the travels and;
doings of the party on their extended
^journey, with a view of giving it to the
public on their return to this country :
ALLAHABAD, April 4, 1871-Wc
have got back to this place, after having j w
the most delightful trio one ever ?ti
imagined. I wrote you last from Delhi, ! p
and told you what we had seen up to!s
that time; but the pleasantest part of *
our journey came afterwards, at Pat-! c
toalla. After leaving Delhi, we went | ii
to the Commission's, at Umballa, where jw
we were to rest a day before going to i h
Patteaila. While there, we received a j e
?written invitation, both in Persian an ! ;i
'English, put into a silk envelope cm
Ibroidered with gold; and hanging from
the cord which tied it was a seal as ; >i
large and thick as thc palm of my band, j tl
The City of Patteaila was thirty-four ! t<
miles from the place where wc were li
staying, so the next day the Mahara j h .' tl
sent four carriages Hued with Mue velvet j w
and four horses each. The Commis-1o
stoner sent a Captain Horseford, who ?ti
could spc k Hindostanee, to interpret 13
for us. and when halfway there we cu ure j e
to a little encampment where we choaged j w
horses, and refreshments were prepared w
for us. When within a mile of the wall ! III
, of the city the Maharajah, according to ' fr
Orients! custom, came in a very lund- i I]
some eoaeb and lour, driven by pcs??!-jd?
lions, to meet us. lie took Mr. Seward
in with him, and we soon found our?
selves surrounded by crowd* of soldier*,
mounted and on foot, and processions.]"
calcium lights, and hands of music, be- j ',
fides ctnnon booming and a great ex-!
Icitctuent generally. On reaching the j
city gate there were
TWENTY FOUR ELEPHANTS
standing in line, magnificently oma- j
Hmented with housings td gold cloth and ',
?ar riu?p< that came to th--ir feet. We'
were invited to change from the carriage ki
to ride on one of them; soire moatlted ai
byelimbing a silver ladder into a houdah, 1 A
which was rea!!} made of gold aud silver, ai
Sud CUsllOUCd wit!: Vcd Velvet. Olive |r
Bud I sat i:; it together, and rol > three xi
tuiles through this thoroughly Kastern ->
city, lighted by torches, to a beautiful w
palace which the Maharajah has ou (lt
)urpose for Kuropcau guests. He said h;
vhen he lcd Mr Seward into it, "This ]:;
s yours," and there he left us in thi> lu
jeautilu! palace, surrounded by a lorely el
lower-garden, trees, ?c. Thc inside m
iras furnished exquisitely, and the food w
icrved ufa franraixe. Wc were lulled ...
;o sleep by the falling water of the ?et
grains, and awakened by the sweet pi
iots%ot the birds. Before going further, A
! will inform )ou that thc Oriental ?le
DOMj'iito is much larger aad Suer than ' w
ny iu thc West- and <juitc as ravenous w
.'he next morning we drove about the si
ity, a native city, very poor and dir v. nt
s all of them are. I have learned that lu
his* Maharajah (which means great ca
ing) has always been very friendly tu in
be English, aud for this reason li? v<
state, Patteaila, has been left to him, V
iud is entirely r.nder his own control as ti.
Ong as he continues ou the side of thc fu
Cui.'ii>h During all the mutinies, he P
nd his lathers have assisted in subduing
he rebels, aud lor this reason he has
ie eu kuighted, and given the Star nf
ndia by the Queen ol England, through
bc Viceroy, and he was at calcutta
rhile we were there, for this purpose, >l
Ut we were too late to sec thc installa- s.?
?on. Patteaila is a little kingdom, ot J"0
rh ich there arc several in 1 od ia, and VtJ
be Maharajah taxes his subjects so
eavily that his income is something .
ibulous. lbs palaces and gardens*'*,1
impare with anything handsome in the ' '
Drld, while every one ot his people is
akiogjust enough to live. He speaks uj:
oglish, aud his ministers arc intelli- ca
?nt men. He thinks of going tu a,<
merica some time. After driving j "e
>out that morning, we went back to tc.
jr palace, and the Maharajah called j,n
pou Mr Seward, after which wc wc:it ^
to a building, or on top of it, to tee j
AN ELEPHANT FIGUT,
' . ev
hieb did not please us, although it p;]
as something we shail never have au ?"v
)poriunity to see again. The Malia- , t|,
jah was dressed in pure white trousers an
Dd sash, and a spotless turbau covered Sfl
'?th pearls. He had a lovely pearl au-i tj,
werald necklace on, and his ministers ?"
nd attendants were all dressed in itu- : ,j,
laculate costume, which is the prettiest ?t
ress i J the world. After the tight his Sp
icclleucy drove away, and tor four,
ours we were .mused by native musi- |ea
aus, gymnasts, the court fool, trained ?aD
rds, and fifty of the Maharajah's show ca
irse?. Wheo he bears of afiue horse for p?
le he always buys it, aod pays the] jg
ghest possible price. Some of these j tD
?re very handsome, and gave us great j_
easure. In the afternoon be held a pg
lurbar," or reception for us, so at five j w]
the afternoon we went to his palace, i n(
ld he came half way down the court to ; OD
cet us, takiog Mr. Seward by oue j vc
iud ar.d Olive by the other, and led us : De
ito a hali of dazzling beauty up to some | ch
>ld chairs which were placed side by !
de, and we sat down and began to talk. !
roseotly a band of music and dancing j or
iris came in, dressed prettily, and sang ; ar
id danced for a few minutes. After ! "i
lat all his ministers were introduced ' cii
I Mr. Seward. They came forward and 1M
nade a ''salaam," rvhich is a low, gra<
ul bow, and at the same time touchi
he forehead with the band. After tl
?bawls and jewels, pieces of silk, a
nany other things were placed befe
is, out of which the Maharajah took
Cinkob turban of great beauty, a
?resented it to Mr. Seward?, acd a caa
acre tdjtagj?ttpd r.avQ-Qfc&fyi me ea?
me. .^rlT^^<k;.n?iug him and beii
ireseutW "to the heir apparent, a bal
>f Hi ree years, we took our departur
0 return in* the evening to see th
oom lighted. The ceiling was coi
detely hung with chandeliers, and whi
vc returned the room contained| 2,0(
ights, which had crimson shades ai
ast the most becomiug hue on ever
ody nod everything. The room gii
ened so that it looked like one gre
?acicnd. The Maharajah changed h
carls for diamonds, and there were
ringing his turban that were as larg
:ithout exaggeration, as the end of rc
ngers, or as large ?.s two good size
eas, and a necklace the same. Il
bowed us his coat, the one I describe
eeiog him wear at the conceit at Ca
utta. I had it io my hands, and \
?ld me it cost 25,000 rupees, whic
ould be ?12.000, and three others ?
andsome, a black velvet; one embroh
red with pearls which was exquisit
nd his shield and sword covered wit
recious stones. He gave Mr. SewaT
picture of himself, just like the one
.?ut you, and said ever so many polit
tings, ani^we left him. We returnc
) our place on elephants in thc moon
glit, each ot us ou a separate one, an
1 ree abreast. We thought aod sai
hat a funny picture it would be fo
ur friends at home, and the Maharaja!
??ed to get a photoptapher so that w
light have our pictures taken. Tba
retiing, after dinner, they had fire
orks in front of thc palace for au hom
h ich wore very pretty, and the nex
turning we 'rove back to Umballa.
>rgot to mention that all this time thi
[?malayas were in sight. Thc nex
ay we ascended the mountain.
ONE OF THE HIMALAYAS,
here we saw snow, and had a most de
ghtful day of it. I rode a pony up
id we were all brought down by met
i '-juntous." Do yon not think wc har.
nice time? 1 have enjoyed ?"t so much
id regret that it is over. Wc lcav<
ere to-ni^ht for Jagglepore, thence tc
onibay, and lrotu there up the Persiat
ulfwith Admiral Cockburue, on Iii:
oglis?. mau-ofwar. I wonder whai
randfather Crosby would say could he
now his grandchildren were sailing
-ound thc world under the British flag !
s far as I am personally concerned I
:i not anxious togo. I have seen the
.st part of the Hast, and am very an
ous to ?ret into Europe. The excur
on un the Gulf will take four ot five
eeks, which will bring us into Syria
iring hot weather, and I thiul we
ive had enough of it here, and.as we
ive been coming south wc foaud it
itter and better. Here thc house is
oscd tight all day, and punka'is are
oving in every room, besides a fort of
heel or machine that goes very fa>t and
akes a breeze in thc room. People do
erything to keep cool, it would sur
.i>e you to hear me talk Hiudoos'atice.
s tiie servants are all Datives, wo must
am the names of necessaries, bread,
ater, etc., and I have picked up many
ord- which are very useful. I don't
ip;>o>.>, from thc calculation we make
>w, that we can get to Constantinople
.fore the last of June, but after that we
ti hear from voa often. We are stay,
g again with that nice family 1 wrote
"i about, Sir William Moore's The
iceory arrived todayyand the house is
led with al! tho swells in India. More
?s is made over him than over the
reside . at home.
TO .TI IKK MISCHIEF.
Keep your eye on your neighbors,
ike care of thom Do not let them
ir without watching. They may do
rat-thing wroug if you do. Tobe sure
m never knew thom to do anything
.ry had, but it may boon your account
ey have not. Perhaps if it had not
en for your kind care they might have
sg ra ced themselves a long time ago,
11 ' re fore do not relax any effort to keep
ctn where they ought to be. Xever
ind your own business-that will take
re of ?'self. There is aman passing
.mg-he is looking over the fence
suspicious ot him; perhaps he con
mplates stealing, some of these dark
ghts, there is no kuowing what queer
ocies he may have got into his head.
If you find any' symptoms of any one
issinj; out of the pat!? of duty, tell
ery one else what you see, and be
irticular to see a great many. It is a
>ud way to circulate such things,
cugh it may not benefit yourself or
iy one else particularly. Do keep
tncthing going-silence is a dreadful
ins, though it is said there was silence
heaven for thc space of half an hour,
> not let any such tiling occur on earth ;
would bc too much for this mundane
If, after ail your watchful care, you
un ot see anything out of the way in
iv one, you may be sure it is not bo?
use they have not done anything bad;
irhaps io an unguarded momeot you
st sight of them-throw out hints that
ey are no better than they should be
that you should not wonder if the
opie found out what they were after a
nile, then they may not carry their
.ads so high. Keep it going, and some
ie may take the hint and begin to help
?u along after a while-then there will
i musio and everything will work to a
- Usquebaugh means "water of life,"
cau-de vie. The first two syllables
e properly nitge, meaning literally
rater" in the Gaelic; and the premon?
ition is precisely whi?cey.'-Jokn
How to Make ?HT friends Happy.
We sometimes find oar friends an*
happy, and we begia to wish that they
would not be so, and to no something to
make them happy. Sometimes we ear?
nestly exhort them to be happy, and
even at times scold them for not being
so. And I suppose that the most of as
have observed that we have seldom got
them happy by the use of such means,
but that it has frequently happened
that the more we have exhorted them
and scolded them the more unhappy
they have become. And yet we have
sometimes, after such efforts and fail?
ures, put on an air of sanctification with
ourselves, and said to ourselves, if cot to
others, "How unreasonable they are !
We have done all we could, all that rea?
son or conscience required of us, to
render them happy, but in vain. They
and not we must bear the responsibility
of their unhappiness."
Sometimes when we proteas to desire
to render them happy, we actually put
ourselves to great pains to render them
miserable. If we would pot ourselves
to a little pains to find out the true way
of making people happy, and then try
to put into practice what we have learn?
ed, it woo ld save our friends and us a
great deal of trouble. How often have
all the members of a fsmily been thrown
into a state of peevishness and general
ill humor by the want of a knowledge
or the way to make our friends happy !
How often, on the other band, bas a
threatened trouble been prevented, and
a cheerful happiness been diffused
throughout a large household by thc
possession ar,d use of this knowledge !
We all profess to desire, and I be?
lieve that the most of us do desire, to
sec all with whom we associate happy
aod cheerful. And I doubt not that the
most people are ready to say that they
earnestly desire to learn the art of mak?
ing their frieD ' happy. I wish I were
able to have tv., ?.he readers of the Gol?
den Hours together so that I could talk
with them. I would ask them if it wa?
their wish to learn how to make their
parents, their brothers and sisters, their
school ?mates, and all others with whom
they arc acquainted, happy. Not being
able to have them before me and to ask
them this question in person, I shall
have to assume that they would like to
come into the possession of this most
valuable piece of knowledge, and pro?
ceed to impart it to them just as if they
had asked me for it.
Sometimes men- who have made a dis
covery of some valuable truth, or have
prepared a remedy for some disease
from which many people haye sickened
and died, have been unwilling to im?
part a knowledge of their discovery or
of. their preparation without first requir?
ing those to whom they impart it to
pledge themselves to secrecy. I shall
not exact a promise of secrecy from you,
childreu, when I tell you the way to
make one's friends happy, ?o far from
desiring it to bc kept a secret, I shall
not be offended if you tell it to all your
kindred, your friends, aad acquain?
tances. You may call it, if you wish, a
prescription for making one's friends
hapyy at a very little cost. Now, chil?
dren, that presciption is this: Usc a
"Ab, is that all?" I fancy I hear some
Yes, that ir Ml ; but it is a great deal.
I have seen ii tried with success so of?
ten that I am perfectly certain there is
nothing like it for rendering people
happy. 1 am sure that exhorting and
scolding people do not begin to compare
with it, and as for laughing at them
that has never succeeded-people are
always ma le worse by it. I have seen
kindness tried with old and young, with 1
rich and poor, with white and black,
with wise and foolish ; I have seen it
tried at home and a abroad, in the
school room and on the play ground, in
the church and in the stores and shopj,
in the town and io the country; and I
have seen it tried on Sundays and on ,
Mondays, ou ?holidays and on work?
days, and at morning, and at coon, and ,
at night, and I have known it to fail to
have a good effect. ,
I remember a ease tn which its good
effects were so marked that I must re '
late it. A certain little boy named Jes- '
se had begun to exhibit marked sytnp
toms of unhappiness, and waa suddenly '
cured of it, and was made as bright and
cheerful as if he had been translated
from a world of boyish trouble into an
Eden of pleasure, by a little aet of kind
Den which was dooe for him by his
eldest brother. The facts are these :- '
Jesse had been to a carpenter-shop, ;
and had there seen the carpenter at j
werk, and bad returned home filled with
the idea that if he could only have a *
little carpenter shop of his own, in
which he could keep his tools and do 1
work like a carpenter, such as sawing 1
planks and driving nails, he would not ,
need any thing more to make his life
as blissful as the life ol a little boy 1
ought to be. He conceived the idea of '
building him a carpenter shop, and ac?
cordingly he brought out his hammer, 1
and his saw, and his nails, tod all the '
pieces af plank that he had collected to?
gether, and placed them on the ground in
the back yard where bc expected to build
bis shop. The jard fence, which WM a
close plank-fence, was to form the back
wall of the shop. Thc front of the shop,
and one of thc sides aod thc roof he was
to make with thc materials he had col?
lected io thc jard. He went to work
with great earnestness, digging holes io
the ground for thc posts, aaa cawing
his planks, and endeavoring to pot a
kind of frame together. Bat his pro?
gress was slow, aod from time to time
he would rest aod look somowhat dis?
couraged. But he would recommence
his labors again with considerable ener
gj after a/cw momeo ts. His difficulties,
however, did oot diminish, bot increas?
ed, and terora!times he was oo the
point cf shedding tears as new diffiouU
ties arose before him. At last he sat
I down io a state of despair and began to
cry over his troubles.
Jost then his oldest brother came into
the yard from school, and Jesse asked
him, in a tone of distress, to help him
make his shop.
"I am too busy with my lesson," was
"But you are not learning your lesson
just now ; please help me/' said the little
boy, with tears in his eyes.
With an air of impatience, the brother
"iou arc always asking me to do
something for you. I have something j
el.-e to do."
The mother of the boys looked from
the porch where she was sitting, at thc
one who had just spoken, and quietly
asked him if he had ever been a little
boy. He smiled, and said he supposed
he had. She thea asked him to spare a
few moments and try to make Jesse
happy, saying to him that the little
effort required would not seriously inter?
fere with bis studies, and that the act
would, in the days to come, be ? source
of sweet thoughts to him.
Without saying any thing more, he
laid down his books and proceeded at
once to help the distressed little work?
man. It took him^perhaps, a half or
three-quarters of an hour to make the
shop, with Jesse's assistance in handing
him what was needed. Long before it
was completed Jesse was talking largely
about the various articles of furniture
he expected to make for the different
members of the family, and was not only
happy himself, but was so sweet in his
happiness that all the other members of
the family-for the rest of the members
had come to look at the shop-partir:
pated in his happiness. Indeed, all felt
e kind of partnership in the shop.
Jesse was chief owner, but he was so
generous in his ownership that he made
the other members forget that thc shop
was not as much theirs as his. The
kindness which his brother had done
him was not ? kindness to him only, but
to all the family. And what was strange
the brother found that his lesson that
day seemed to bc a little easier than
usual ; and when thc day was ended he
was not able to see that he had lost any
iN ow, children, I should call the hap
piness thus afforded cheap happiness,
and I think yon will all agree with me
10 saying that there was a great deal of
it for the amount of time and trouble it
cost. But this is only one case out of a
thousand that I could mention if I bad
time. I have seen a little girl whose
eyes were filled with tears on account
of some difficulty in adjusting her doll's
dress, suddenly made to smile, and soon
after have heard her singing her doll
to sleep in the most, composed, sweet,
and motherly way, and all from her
having, ia her trouble, received the
slightest assistance from her mother or
her older sister. I have known the
gloom tak;n from the brow and the
despair from thc heart of some older boy
or girl by a kind word of explanation
or assistance on the part of another iu
the solution ofsomc problem in mathe?
matics, or the translation of a difficult
senttbee in Latin. I have seen thc fa?
ther and mother when they were over?
burdened with cares and anxieties, and
when their hearts saddened, made to
experience relief by the "little deeds of
kindness, the little words of love," or
even thc cheerful smiles of their chil?
Recently we had the "wizard oil
man" in our neighborhood, and almost
every body was running to hear him
talk and sing of the merits of his wiz-<
ard oil. And it was astonishing to see
how mkoy people there were who were
suffering with pains, and aches, and
bruises, aud burns, and sprains, and
fractures, and dislocations, and sores,
and partial deafness, and partial lame?
ness, and various other afflictions and
infirmities almost too numerous to-men?
tion. And it was equally astonishing
that so many of these people could be
brought to believe, without trial, that
the wixard oil could cure them all.
They took the word of thc "wizard oil
man" alone, and almost every body
bought a bottle, and Oegan to take the
011 internally and to rub with it extern?
ally. Many of them found that, like Dr.
Franklin, who, then a boy, paid too
much for a whistle, they had paid too
much for the wizard oil.
I am satisfied, . children, that if I
were to tty I could obtain certificates
from moro than ten thousand good peo?
ple who are well known throughout thc
Dountry that my prcsciption can be re?
lied on-that kindness will cure more
people than any other remedy ever
known, and that it costs less than any
3ther. It dosen't cure them of every
thing, but it does cure them of unhappi?
ness. Sometimes it requires the small?
est amount imaginable tc effect a cure.
Some people always keep about their
houses, and sometimes about their per?
son, a little camphor or hartshorn, or
something else which they think good
iu case of accidents. What I have to
tay to all, and especially to ali the chil?
dren who read the Golden Jlours, in
this : Always keep about you, not in a
vial, of course, bot in your hearts, that
whioh is far better than spirits of cam?
phor or spirits of hartshorn-a spirit of
kindness. It is the best thing in the
world i n ease . of accidents.-Golden
- A gentleman driving up to a coun?
try inn, accosted a youth thusly : "My
lad, extricate my quadruped from the
vehicle, subulate him, donate to bim a
sufficient supply of nutritious aliment,
and when the aurora of morn shall again
illuminate the oriental horizon, I will
award you a pecuniary compensation for
Thc boy becoming ponied, ted not
comprehending the gentleman's high
sounding effusion, ran to the house and
?"Daddy, there's a Dutchman out
bete who wanta lager beer."
ON WASTING TIME.
"Here, you are, sir, wasting your val
; nable time-as they say to me," said
I Charles Dickens one morning, many
j years ago, as his little boy ran up to
him on the Broadstairs sands, spade io
hand. And we have often wondered
since how many people there are who
know what is meant by wasting time?
It is very easy to make mistakes on
this subject, for nothing is so deceitful
as appearances. We all know that
Penelope, that classical model of proprie?
ty and all the virtues, employed her
time in weaving a garment by day, and
unraveling it by night. She did this to
kee,p off her lovers, who wanted to per?
suade ber that her husband Ulysses was
dead. When the suitors found her out,
of course they accused her of wasting
her time-but at that moment Ulysses
knocked at the door, after seeing many
men and cities. In fact, he had come
home, and the fair Penelope had her
reward after all.
Surely it is a waste of time tor that
old tortoise to try and beat the nimble
bare at running, but the silly old thing
will crawl on, without once stoppiug, at
about the pace one gets down to the
Strand in a cab on a rainy day. Present?
ly, down comes the hare at a furious
pace-there is no wasting time with
him, at all events-but, alas! wheo he
arrives breathless at the winning post,
he finds the old tortoise there'before
him, fast asleep too. "Ah," says the
hare, "I wish I had taken my nap at
the end instead of the beginning of thc
race, and then I should have won it,
and that tortoise would have crawled in
vain ; as it is, he has made good usc of
bis time, and I have wasted mine."
What an idle man that is yonder,
fishing, hour after hour ! Truly a mel?
ancholy spectacle, as stern old Doctor
Johnson would say. "A line with a
worm at one end, and a fool at the
other." Wrong again ! That maa is an
eminent statesman, who bas escaped to
recruit his weary brain in thc company
of the king-fisher and the heron. What
eloquence, wisdom, and wholesome leg?
islation do we not owe to such hours of
idleness ! Nay, do not some of our best
and kindliest thoughts often come to us
as we sit on the beach and toss pebbles
into the shining sea covered with its
''innumerable smiles ?" Recreation is
not waste when ft is a rest from real
work, and a preparation for more.
We confess we never feel at home
with a mau who must always be doing
something. There was a French states?
man who wrote a huge book by snatches,
in those occasional intervals when he
happcued to he kept waiting for bis
dinner We, have not the slighest wish
to see this ante-prandial performance.
We have no doubt it was a very dull
book, for men w-ho are never at leisure
are always dull.
Fussy men and idle men are .equally
insufferable to us. The real worker is
never in a hurry, and the real idler, wc
may add, is never anything else. Who
ever heard of Lord Palmerston, or the
Duke of Wellington, or Lord Brougham,
being in a hurry ? When we see a man
in a great hurry, we may be pretty cer?
tain that his profession consists io
doing nothing, and that he is doing
that badly. The idlest man we ever
knew was always so much pressed for
time that he never had five minutes to
spare for anything. No one need ever
be in such a terrible hurry as this. If
we ever find ourselves so, it is probably
because we have been wasting our time.
We have had no system, and have,
therefore, done iu an hour what ought
to have been finished in twenty minu?
tes; or like the hare, we have loitered
on the way, and then we make a push
for it, and arrive just in time to miss
the train. How many hares are there
every morning who arrive breathless in
the city, because breakfast was half an
hour late, or because they would not
get up when the clock struck seven !
But our readers have a right to ask
what constitutes, as a general rule,
waste of time.
We answer in a single sentence
whatever hinders or prevent? you doing
your work io life. Kvery one realizes
that his duty here consists in applying
himself to some worthy work, and his
time may then safely and without waste
be divided into three periods, preparing
for work, doing work, aud resting from
work. Waste of time becomes a thing
purely relative. What is mere waste
in one case is real profit in another.
The idle mao who travels simply for
pleasure, is simply wasting his time:
the man who travels for study, or the
man who travels to get rest from work,
or for thc sake qf his health, is uot
wasting or abusing his time, be is turn?
ing it to good account.
Let the heart bc filled with some
good principle of action, and let the
mind be directed towards some congenial
pursuit, and then our innocent pleasures
will be as little ic danger of degenera?
ting into criminal indulgence, as our
wholesome recreations into waste of
A KKATJ I IPI L SEXTITIENT,
We clip the following beautiful senti?
ment from an excriuge:
Sorrow sobers .nd makes thc mind
genial. Andie, .row we love and trust
our friends more tenderly, and thc dead
becomes dearer to us. And just aa the
stars shine ont in the night, so there are
blessed faces that look at us in our grief,
though before their features were fading
from our recollection. Suffering ! Let
no mao dread it too much because it ia
better for bim, tod it will be)p to make
him ?ore of being immortal It ii not
io the bright hsj>py days, but only in
the solemn night, that other worlds are
to be teen shining in the long, long
distances. And it is in sorrow-the
night of the soul-that we see the
fartherest, and know ourselves natives
of infinity and sons and daughters of the
Most High. ?a.
A .71 OTHER'S LOVE.
Did ever any one fully appreciate this
great boon, next in value to that love to?
wards us manifested by our Heavenly
parent in giving his beloved son to die
on the cross, tha4- we ungrateful crea?
tures of his mipht not be deprived of
that which our disobedience had forfeit?
ed ? or did there ever exist a man,
woman or child, who could presume to
do justice to the subject in trying to
describe it? 'Tis not through hope of
being able to do justice to it that I have
taken my pen in hand at t'tis time, but
rather to add a word of warning, and at
the same time help to guide the young
and thoughtless to prosperity. "Honor
thy Father and Mother, that thy days
may be long in the land which the Lord
thy God giveth thee," is a command?
ment given by our all-wise Parent, and
one which no child can defy and still
enjoy life. In our youth we are apt often
to come across like matters, that inex?
perience on our part may render us en?
tirely unfit to deal with alone; things
which we are apt to see in a false light,
and in such instances a mother's love,
guided by her greatest experience should
How many children by heeding the
above divine command have lived in
prosperity, while others straying beyond
its limits have drank the bitter dregs
ever present in the cup o?r sin.
A mother's love wilt recognize and
stretch forth a supporting hand, when
nearest friends turn upon you with the
deepest disdain. Though cares may be
bearing that mother rapidly to the grave,
she never grows indifferent to the trials
and misfortunes of a child, thoogh
covered with the sins of disobedience to
that divine command, but is willing to
take his burdens upon her shoulders,
and suffer in his stead, giving consola?
tion that comes from a heart, long a
stranger to ease. My happiest moments
are at such times as I can recall some
act of mine long years ago, performed
for the comfort and delight of a noble
mother, and nothing casts a greater
shadow of regret over any past history
than the knowledge that I have want?
only or carelessly pained, by word or
act, that fond mother's heart. Within
the limits of that command are? con ta i ri?
ed joys unspeakable,-outside, certain
destruction and eternal wretchedness.
[From tho New Orleans Picayune.]
A SI'BE.N'S ROMANCE- AN EPISODE
IN REAL LIFE.
There died yesterday, on Music street,
m this city, a remarkable woman. Her
name waa Jeuet Maria Lafoux, a Creole
of singular beauty and fascination. She
was educated in France, and possessed
all of the elegance and courtinessof man?
ners, the piquancy and ensouicance which
distinguish the ladies of that country.
It must have been, however, that some
evil dreg was in ber nature, for she, soon
after returning to her home, abandoned
the innocence and elegance of her home
for thc vicious life of a cyprian. At
the time of the Federal occupation she
was iu the zenith of her beauty, and
soon brought around her a coterie of
admirers. So infatuated did a young
Lieutenant become of her that he made
ber his wife,and returning North, in?
troduced her again to the society of
which she could so easily become an
ornament. But the wickedness in ber
nature, inherent or acquired, soon as?
serted its supremacy, and she again
went back into the old path ot vicious?
ness and sin. The scandal she caused
in a Northern city it is useless to re?
Suffice it to say her husband, in des?
pair, committed suicide, and infinite dis
tresa was brought upon his family. She
went to Washington, and was notable
there for her fascination and and co?
quetry, and at one lime exercised a con?
trolling influence in one of the Depart?
ments of State. To obtain her favor
was almost equivalent to having any
measure passed through the National
Legislature. But after awhile she
disappeared from thc Capital and re?
turned to her home. Here her old life
was resumed, and a career ot brilliant
dissipation has ended in her death.
She was a tall, slender lady, of
splendid physical development and im?
posing presence. She had full black
eyes and hair that fell around her
shoulders like a shower of golden fleece.
Her face was fair and fresh, and vied in
its beauty with the lily and the rose.
Her hands and arms were model? of
elegance and symmetry. She was
fascinating, alluring and accomplished,
of violent passibns, impulsive and head
strou;;, and yet, when she chose to bc,
as vfily as the serpent. Such was thc
beautiful freud that is dead.
TRUE HOSPITA LITT.
Many a wife might read the following
paragraph from Emerson, and be wiser
"O excellent wife ! encumber not
yourself and me to get a curiously rich
dinner for this mao or woman who has
alighted at our gate, nor a bedchamber
mads at too great a cost. These things,
if they ?re carious in them, they cac get
for ii few shillings iu any village; but
rather let the stranger sae, if be will, in
your looks, accent and behavior, your
heart and earnestness, yoei thought and
will, that which he cannot but at any
price ic the city, and for which ho may
well travel twenty miles, and dine
sparing and sleep little, to bebrrid. Let
not emphasis of hospitality lie in bed
and board ; but let truth and love, and
honor and courtesy, flow in all thy
- A little Beaton girl joyfully as?
sured her mother the other day that she
had found out where they made horses
-"she had seen a maa in a shop just
finishing one of them, for he was nail?
ing on his last foot."
1"^* AVINO receivod the agency for these
will be pleased to rill any orders entrusted to
mc, and gire any information that may bo de?
sired. C. T. MASON,
Sumter, S. C.
PLANS AND ESTIMATES furnished on
application. Will at end to any business en?
trusted to bini with accuracy and despatch.
Refer? to FOES OR FRIENDS.
Addresi, Box 20, Manchester, S. C.
ROBERT BROUN, D. S.
May 10 j_^
: For Sale?
THE plata on which I reside, containing about i
TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED
My plantation on the San tee River, in Clarendon,
containing TWO THOUSAND TWO HUN
DRED (2.201) acres.
The tract of about ELEVEN nUXDRED (1100)
acre?, lying partly in Sumter, partly in Ciar, n
doc, and ten miles South of Sumter C. H. This
truel is heavily timbered and weil adapted to
Either of the abo re will be sold as a whole, or
di Tided, if convenient, ty suit purchasers.
JNO. N. F1UERS0N.
Stateaborg, S. C.
Sumter Book Store.
LETTER PAPER, 10 cents, per qoiro.
Fools Cap paper, 15 cent*, per quire.
Blank Books and Diaries for 1S71.
Writing Desks and Work Boxes.
Hair Brushes and Tooth. Brashes.
Comba and Fancy Artielos.
A large lot of Miscellaneous Books,
Novels, at reduced rites.
A. WHITE A CO.
DEPOSITS OF OSE DOLLAR AND UP?
Interest allowed at the rate of Seres per cent
per annum on Certificates
of Deposit, and Sis per cent, on SAVINGS j j
COMPOUNDED EVERY SIX MONTHS.
WM. MARTIN. President
JOHN B. PALMER, 1 ^.^^
JOHN P. THOMAS, J ^? Prestdcnts.
. 6. BR ENIZER, Cashier.
JOHN C B. SMITH, Assistant Cashier.
J. W. DARGAN, Assistant Cashier at Sumter.
Local Finance Committee, at Sumter.
J. T. 80L0M0NS, I J. S. RICHARDSON,
L. G. PATE, I T. B. FRASER.
This .is a nome Institution and merit? the ;
patronage of the people of tho Sute-at the
same time a safe place to deport their money, j
which can bo withdrawn whenever needed.
general Banking Business done. Hume and
Foreign Checks Bought and
Sold. Old Bank Bills, Dilapidated Currency and
Revenue Stamps for Sale.
Bankinq Hours J rom 9 o'clock, A. M.
to 3 P. M., and tcery Saturday aprr.. j *
noon, from 5 to 7 o'clock ' i
_Jan 1S_ _i 1
NOAH WALKER & CO.
Celebrate* Clothiers ot
Announce tho introduction of a nlan of ordering
CLOTHING AND UNDERWEAR
to which they call your special attention.
They will send on application their improved
RULES FOR SELF-MEASUREMENT,
and a fall line of samples from their immense
stock of CLOTHS. CAHSIMERES, COAT?
INGS, SHIRTINGS, ic, Ac, thus enabling
parties in aay part of the country to order their
Clothing and Shirts direct from them, w ih thc
certainty of receiving garments of
The Very Latest Style
And Most Perfect Fit
boo** ordered will bo ?oat by Express to any
part of thc country.
As is well known throujhoot thc Southern
SUtcs they have for FORTY-THREE YEARS ?
in all departaaents of their business, which is a j
substantial guarantee as tu the character vf the
Goods they will send out.
A larg? and well-assorted ?tock of
always on band, together withs full lin? of
including all fha la teat Novelties in Design, and at
When Goods ar? sent per Express C. O P.,
there will ba jae collection charge cn amounts of
$23 and over
Rules for Self-Measurement, Samples of!
Gowda ?sd Price List sent /re* on application.
Tb? ettesiion of fha Trade is in rited to our |
WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT which is al- !
ways kept up to the highest staudard.
NOAH WALKER A CO.
Manufacturers and Dealers in Men's and Bays' j
Clothing and Furnishing Goods, either ready -
made or tsado te on er. I
l&S?tt4.16T Beltimore Street,
BALTIMORE, MD. j
April 5. ly.
PROMPTLY EXECUTED AT TUE
The Sumter Watchman,
Highest Style of the Art.
Ague and Fever.
The only preventive Known for Chili? und Fever
is the use of Wolfe's SchiedamSenna;ir.-.
Wolfe's Schiedam Schnapps.
Ts good for Dyspepsia.
Wolfe's Schiedam Schnapps.
Is a preventive of Chills and Fever. ,
Wolfe's Schiedam Schnapps.
Is good for all Kidney and bladder complaints.
Wolfe's Schiedam Schnapps.
Is used ail over the wor! 1 by physicians tn their
Wolfe's Schiedam Schnapps.
Is good f..r G oct.
Wolfe's Schiedam Schnapps.
Is good fur a!! Urinary cota] Ininti?.
Wolfe's Schiedam Scenapps.
Is recommended hy all the Medical Faculty.
Wolfe's Schiedam Schnapps.
Is good for Jolie and pain in. the Stoeuch.
Wolfes Schiedam Schnapps.
is imitated and counterfeited, and purchaser,
w?l Luve, to use cundo* iii purchasing.
I beg leave to enll thc attention of thc reader
to testimonials tn favor of the Schrapp?:
I feel bound to say that I regar ?y .,:ir :-..!.:;..;.ps
i? being in every respect pre eminently
ante and deserving ot medical patronage. At
all events it is tue purest possible article of Hu!
land (?in, heretofore unobtainable, andassnch
nay he safely prescribed bj^jrirysiciaris.
DAVID L. MOTT, M. D., Pharmaceutical Chem?
LOUISVILLE, KV.. Sept. J.-I fell that ?c Lave
now an article of (jin, suitable fur such cases a*
:hat remedy ia adapted to.
DR. j. w. BR in nr.
"Schnappt," :s a retneiy ii chronic catarrhii
I take great pleasure in bc ?ring highly credita?
ble testimony to its efficacy as a r> medial agent
n thc diseases for which yon recommend it.
slaving a natural tendency to the mucous sur
Eaces, with a slight degree of simulation, I regard
t as one of the most important remedies iu
?hronic catarrhal affections, particularly those
>f the genito-urinary apparatus. With muck
respect, your obedient servant,
CHAS. A. LEAS, M. D., New-York.
26 PIXB STREET. NSW-YORK, NOV. 21, lSfiT.
[JDOLTHO WOLFE, ESQ., Pretest: DEAS Sut: I
lave made a chemical examination ot' a satnplo
>f your "Schiedam Schnapps," with thc intentot
leterniining if any loreign or injurious substancia
jad been added to thc simple distilled spirits.
Tito examination has resulted tn tho conclusion
hat thc sample contained n>> poisonous orbarmful
idmixturc. I have Leen unable to discover any
race of tbe deleterious substances which ar*
lometimc*"employed in the adulteration ofLbruora
[ would not hesitare to ase myself, ;.. ??: lo reoar
nend i<? other.*, for medicinal purp .-ea, tho
'Schiedam Schnapps" a.? an excellent and un?
objectionable variety of gin. Very respectfully
(Signed) CHAS. A SEELY, Chemist.
CHEMICAL AND Tv. R31CAL LABOBATOBT. 18
EXCHANGE PLACE. NBW-YOBK, Nov. 2?, Is"-?.
J'DOIPB'I WOLFE, K><>.. DEAR SIB : Thc nader
iigncl have carefully and thoroughly analyzed a
ample of your "Aromatic Schiedam Sch IHI| p.-,"
.elected by ourselves, un i h.ive found the ?-IUI?
reefrom all organic or inoran ic ?ul st mee*, more
>r lc.-s injurious to health. From the rc?ult of our
tzaminadon weeousider thu article one of superior
jn.ility, beal ch fui a- a beverage, a...j cue.rtaa) tn
ts medicinal qualities.
(Signed) ALEX. TRIPPER, Chemist.
FRANCIS E. ENGELHARD, M. D.
T?rsalo by all respectable Grocers uuJ Druggists.
LTDOLPIIO WOLFE'S EST.,
22 BEAVER ST, N.T.
lDllllN O OL? J- R.S,
WJLJfflXfiTOX, X. r.
IVE KEEP THE M??ST CoMILETE Ai
TO RE LOUND IN ANY SOUTHERN ilA*.
kct. Our Line of
If er?ry hind is complete, .m.! ai t rices t'..*i eui
.tra!? i:;ducc?-?rs to send . r " -rs N- rrh. I i i? ?
raying customers wili ?i.d that th?y .-..vc atony
.v . r-lerinj from ns. Oar Catalogue for tho spring
rule is na usually fuJL
Wines, Liquors & Tobacco.
Whiskey, Gin, 1
Brandy, Wines. Ititur*.
Ale, " Porer, ie.
Chewing Tobacco, iu caddies awi i ...>..*. ..f
Smoking Tobacco, al! kind.-, in J. i, ; an?! 1
>otu I packages.
Sc^nr-. a good many dil r-.tu - rt* . 1 tl
Tho above we < f."or to tho iradi :. .- Ut CASH
ADRIAN & VOL! EKS,
March 27 Wilmiu: on. N. C.
16,000 BUSHELS CORN.
.?,000 Barrels Flour,
150 Barrels Pork,
?0 Boxes D. S.aod T. C. Side?.
30 11 h d.-. D. S. and San<>ked Sides and
450 Sacks hio, J-iv:i ::n l La;wayra <*? *.e<\
20 Hhis. De ma tu ra and i'. !.. .''..?..i.
150 Db!*. Refined Sugar- ..il ? ai ?,
250 Bhd*. ?'uba M?!?->e*.
150 Rids. Cuba M?l??e?.
150 Uhds. Sugai lionne S? .*
100 Dbls. Sugar Bo??? .V o.i. ? .
.100 Bales Hay,
2,000 Sack* Salt.
150 Bbl-, and Boxes Cracker*.
15 Tubs Butler,
.tnt) Boxes Soap^
loo Cases Lye awi PoU-.h.
75 Rbis, and Tabs Lard.
75 DMa. ?nH Kits Macketei.
75 B ite* Tobacco,
SO Boxe? Suda,
150 Keg.? Nails,
50 Boxes Cheese,
For sale by
F. W. KEP.CiL.ER.
27, 23 a:i i 29 North Wntet Street.
May 10_W?miug:on. N. C.
Lani! Plaster-Land t?tt&r.
13 000 B5IIEI"S PR?>rE T^ri.
For sale be
Marchi; - F. W. KL