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J E W E L L E R,
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(Opposite Cornelson, Kramer & Co.,)
feb 23 c ?111
Daniel W. Robinson
Market-street, w:et to Miss Wise's old stand.
ORANGERUUG, S. C.
Respectfully informs the citizens of this Distric
that he is now prepared to do all work in his line o
business, with neatness ami despatch.
leh 23 c 1111.
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EZEKIEL <fc IvOlTiST
.STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, CLOTHING
ROOTS AND SHOES, GBOCBIUBS,
CROCKERY*, ETC., ETC.,
ornor Russell and Market-Streets.
INVITE THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC T<
their Stock, which is entirely New, well Select
ed and will tic sold at a SMALL* ADVANCE on tin
EM A N ? B L E7. EE I EL.THEODOR E K 611N
feb 23 y 1c
JJUSLJUL V V AJJJU
'OULD RESPECTFULLY ANNOUNCE Tt
all his friends and customers that he lias 01
hand n large and well selected stock of
Mnnufaettired by himself, which he will sell at vcr
AN ASSORT .MUNT OF
STOVES AND HOUSE FURNISHIM
G 0,0 1) S ,
WHICH ARE SOLI) AT
C U A R L E S T O N PHI C E S.
REPAIRING und other Work done to order at th
Call aad see for Yourselves,
? (From All the Year Hound.]
Dark and heavy-bosomed Clouds,
Denning on ibe streams of wind,
Dressing on in frowning crowds,
Throngs before und throngs behind;
Sweep the high and empty air,
ltock nor barrier rises there.
O, descend not for the bird
That delights to ride the waves!
Have ye not already heard
Of those black and whirling graves,
Sens on gallant vessels piled,
Screams of fear and sorrow wild?
O'er the deep mid-ocean parts,
Many a son and father sails ;
Islo and Continent have hearts
Anxious at the growing gales.
Cbnin those mighty reckless wings,
"Which the Hying Tempest swings!
Change and lie in softer light ;
Drop the glittering rainbow showers;
Bring again the'snowdrops white,
Maideitdicrahls of the Mowers;
Let the Spring with happy eyes
See her own bright sun arise!
[From the Eclectic Magazine.]
Many gohlcd noiv'rots Ho
In the orbs of April daises;
Many m.:!* ,,,0vc ,uo" c*ve
Can discern thai J-?'?*V gn*e?.
Many hearts that careless seem,
Have no lack of feeling deep:
Prattle they like pebbled streams;
Thus they hide the thoughts they keep.
And. alas! while silver strings
Only Wake w ith silver tones,
Timid Truth a music Hing-?
Which belies the thoughts she owns.
s l r. c r k i).
The Marked Money,
MERCHANT AND Ct.KHK.
Mr. ElKs Utiii'iinll kept one of those larts
stores so common in nourishing country town
when: every article of produce is bought IVoi
the fanners round, about, and where every kin
of goods usually needed ill the country is kcj
for sale. lie was a sharp featured, shrewi
looking man, somewhat turned of fifty, an
hard as a diamond, at a trade. He could btl
tlsc best of produce at the cheapest rales, an
he c.'Htld sell his auction-bought goods at alain
ilii'Jv high juices. In short, he never failed t
make a roii'id profit at both ends of the ha
gain, ile did jtpt hesitate to overstep tli
hounds of honesty, when ho had a fair chanci
though he always did it in silt!1 =i ma.vuer tin
his old adage UA bargain is a bargain' won.1
safely shield him.
"Lyman," said he one day, to his son.
young man some twenty years of age* and a
must the counterpart of his lather, save I ha
he showed more recklessness of dispositioi
?did you make a trade with fanner Jones7"
"What did you charge him for that sitga
'?Twenty-two cents for the sugar, anil half
dollar for the tea. 31 tide him believe 'twa
extra nice, you see."
"That's right. And what did you charg
him for the eollbo
"Ah, there I had him ! I made the old ma
believe 'twas extra old .lava?charged hii
"J'retty good, my son, only you might hav
put on the half cent. You see you can nmk
a great point out of that. When you come th
half cents over them they think you arc shav
ing closer down to cost. lint you did vor
well. Lyniau. Now what did you allow Jone
for his beans V
"One dollar twenty-live cents."
"O, you shouldn't have done that. A do!
lar, or dollar an' ten would have been enough.
"Hut they were, nice ones, lather; careful!
picked and clean."
"You should have made him believe the
-But how :"'
"Why, when you found the old man ha
beans to exchange for his goods, you shottl
have taken a handful of poor ones from one <
our barrels, and watched your opportunity t
scatter them over the top of his. Don't yo
"Yes, L see now lather."
"Tlint's right. We must live and thrivi
you see, and he who makes the most, conic
out best at the end. Always take advantap,
of a customer when von can. but he. rmrefill an
This was the way tho lather taught his son
and how that sun profited by it, tlio sequel wil
"By the way, Lyman," continued the oh
man, "I have discovered who it is that has beei
robbing my money drawer.
"Ah I" uttered the son, turning at that mo
incut to arrange u piece of calico, which didu'
need any fixing at all. "And who is it ?"
"I shouldn't wonder in the least. I neve
liked the fellow, und I have often wondcre
what made you keep him."
'?I wouldn't have kept him" only that he i
such a remarkably smart book-keeper, an
such a beautiful writer, too. He ain't fit *t
"No; you can never make him believe it'
right to drive a snug trade. Rut how did yo
manage to detect him.
"I'll tell you." returned tho old man. "La*
week I took particular notice of some silve
dollars that were in the money drawer, anil
determined that 1 would set a trap for tho thie!
I took four of 4ho pieces and crossed thei:
very carefully, and in such a manner that on
not acquainted with the secret would not b
likely to notice it; then I put them back hit
the drawer. Next morning one of them wa
gone, and as all our trade the day before ha
been barter or credit. I knew that it could u<
have been given in change. Of course m
suspicious fell upon Wilton, and 1 at once la
gan to look about to see where he had spoil
money, and I found that he had paid Mr. YYi
ley for his mother's rent. I went to Mr. Wi
lev. and asked to see the money Wilton ha
pain !:L'?b n?d 1 lot.'"'' m)' crossed dolfar atuoti
it. It's as plain as daylight.'
"Certainly it is," said fjyman.
'?There can he on doubt about it,"added iV%
old man. in a confident tone; and then, with
sarcastic sneer, he said: "His seeming hot:
esty is nil the result of fear, lie dares in
make a bold trade, but he can steal in the da; I
Jits! then a customer entered,and while Mi
Randall was trading with him. Wilton Cm
urn -ham came in. The latter was not ovi
one-and-twenly, and though "appearances nr
deceit fid," yet it would be bal d work t
make a physiognomist believe that he Could b
capable of theft. The young clerk weid in
' mediately to his desk, ami as soon as Mr. Rai
' dull was at liberty, lie joined him.
??Von need not open your books this morn
ir.g sir." said the trader.
The young man looked round in surprise.
"Mr. Cunningham," continued Kandall, ??
have discovered who it is that has bei ti, for s
ong a time, robbing my money-drawer."
"Yes, sir. 1 have trapped him, and yo
mil}' judge of my surprise upon finding it to b
none other than Wilton Cunningham."
"Do you mean me, sir?" uttered the yoiini
man. stepping down from his stool and buhl I
facing ins accuser.
??Of course I do. and I have proof of what
"N'? man. Mr. Randall, can produce a pron
of dishonesty ??c "
-Not quite so fast. sii. r>id you not pay I
Mr. Willey the rent for the house which you
mother occupies ?"
"1 did, sir."
? And did you not give liim this dollar?'
asked Mr. Kandall. producing tlie dollar he Inn
"1 might have done it. sir, for I paid bin
several silver dollars."
"Ay," returned the old man. with a sort o
triumphant look, ? and that dollar was sttilei
from my drawer last Wednesday night, and yoi
paid it away on the same night. Now, hoi
came you by i< ?'"
?If I paid it to Mr. Willey?"
"Hut you d!d pay it to him. II? can swea
to that." '
"Then, sir, 1 know not where I got it.
had several of them. Home my mother ha
taken for butter and cheese, and sonic 1 hav
"Yes. some you have laid away! f/iut (lol
lar, sir. you took from my drawer last Wcdnci
day evening. You stole it !"
"Mr. Kandall," said Wilton, in a tone o
calm indignity. -I hardly know bow to tiiee
your charge. To deny i: would be only to eon
tradict you; but I do deny it, and I call oi
(iod to witness that I never, to my kuowledgt
1 wronged a man to the amount of a cent.
1 shall see Mr. Willey, sir."
I' "Do so. 1 will ijo with yob at mice."
Accordingly Mr. Kandall and his clerk se
oil'. They Ibmul Mr. Willey, ami thai genth
man, though he felt much friendship lor tb
young man, could not but declare that tb
j crossed dollar had been received from him
H Wilton could not deny it ; he had not notice*
e any particular marks upon the money he Ii;
1 naid. and he could rtnlv rmlornin tin- !u?<>vhi.?
NlNVr, APRIL 6,1867.
(irav/er. Tic felt grieved to soo that a shulc of
suspicion rested upon the face of Mr. Willey,
and lio then saw how strong was the evidence
agniwjBt him. He turned away to hide the tear
that started from his eye, and his heart swelled
with n painful emotion.
'?"^'Squire Bullnrd at homo ?'? asked Mr.
Handull, after the facts in tho case had been
"No. He's gone down to Portland, but he'll
be a* home to-night," returned Mr. WiHcy.
"Good heavens! Mr. Randall, you do not
mean to make a legal investigation of this
case?" cried Wilton, turning pale and tremb
ling like an aspen.
"Most assuredly I do," calmly returned the
trauer. "If you are innocent you will have
nothing to fear."
"And suppose I cannot prove that inno
"That's j list what I'm afraid of," half ironi
cally returned Randall.
"<) God!" ejaculated the youth, clasping
his hands together in tortured agony. "What
have 1 done that 1 should come to this ?"
Mr. >\ illey betran to show evident sitrns ol
ropijRXanec that lie had been - instrumental in
bringing this about, and as ttandall noticed it.
he made haste to cut the meeting short.
"You need not go back to the store with
me." he said to his clerk, "but 1 shall see you
KXI LTANT?1 >KSPONDIN(I?
Wilton Cunniilghum turned his steps home
ward, but his walk was slow und sad. He knew
the disposition of Mr. Randall, that he was
hard-hearted, grasping, avaricious, and capa
ble of doing anything that might answer his
?f.-'wi^ cnds; but he knew not thcnvnV tho ends
trader had in view?ends which will hi:
ea.sib/ understood by a slight conversation at
??Lyinan." said Mr. Randall, after he had
returned from Mr. Willey's, "I've got young
Cunningham hard and fast. The evidence is
clear,?und if Billiard gets home before dark,
T'-s?flh?vo him examined and hound over for
trial this very night."
??But von don't really mean to try Wilton for
i- i , * . * -
thclt, do you ?" asked Lyinan.
"Of course 1 do. I>,. you suppose a man
shall rob me with impunity?"
??But you might turn hint off, father, and
keep back his last c|tiarter's salary;"
"You don't know all, Lyinan. The young
fellow might have been likely, hadn't this
I thin;.: have turned up, to have proved :i dan
gerous rival to us."
".How so, lather:"
??B\ sotting up an opposition store."
"But he hasn't t!:,: en; ital."
"He ein raise it. though. That old Jones
was inhere this morning has offered t"
! ml him two th msand dollars, and others have
offered to advance him money if he will open
a new store."
??That would be ratlicr dangerous business
for you," remarked Lymtin, in a thoughtful
- -f *111 he woiit do it n >w," the old man re
turned, with considerable satisfaction. "This
lhini: will shut him up."
\\ lion \\ ilton reached hi> home, lie found
his mother sitting in her front room, and he :it
J once told her all that hail passed. She was
,',..; :'??. .-? .,!ick. but not for u single instant did
shcciitcrtaii! ? question with regard to the en
tire innocence of her dear hoy. She was con
fident that ail the money she had given her son
Inwards paving thcrcnt, she lltid received from
!,..?!::!i?!. a?.I that she had had it in her pos
so.-si.nii for several weeks he fore it was thus
'I'he conversation between the mother and
child was long and earnest, but they could
liml no clue to the solving of tin1 difficulty.
All looked dark ami gloomy.
After dinner. Wilton put on his hat and took
, I si lew '.urn- in the garden. lie seemed to he
struggling with Some strong desire, und more
j than once he laid his hand upon the latch of
s j the gaie. ami then turned and went back again.
At length he placed his hand upon his brow,
ami muttered a few incoherent sentences to
himself. When he looked up again, he was
pale and sad. but appeared no longer undecided,
lie opened the gate and passed out into the
street, and turning to tin- h ft he walked away
from tin- village. At the distance oi half a
mile, he came to a small white farm house,
where lived Mr. Prnkc, one of the thriftiest
farmers in the town, and as he turned up the
pink-bordered wall, that led to the door, he was
met h) a hapjvy, laughing, beautiful girl who
cuine running out to meet him.
"Why, what is the matter, dear Wilton?"
she exclaimed, as .-he. not iced the pallor that
overspread his features.
? ('nine into the house and I will tell you,"
. he ret limed.
I I ( Courhulal !n our AV.?7.]
A child thus defines gossip: It's when nobody
don't Jo notliinir: ami soniebodv irocs and tells
Cousin Sully Dillanl.
by hamilton c. jones.
[PuhlUlltid by Request."]
Scene.?A Court of Justice in North Caro
A beardless disciple of Themis rises and thus
addresses the Court: "May it please your
Worships, and you, gentlemen of the jury, ninee
it has become my fortune (good or bad I will
not say.) to exercise myself in legal disquisition,
it-has never befallen mo to bo obliged to prose
cute so direlully marked assault?a more wilful,
violent, and dangerous battery, and finally a
more diabolical breach of tho peace, has seldom
happened in a civilized country ; and I dare
say it seldom has been your duty to pass upon
one so shocking to benevolent feelings, as this
which took place over at Capiuiu Rice's in
in this county; but you will hear from the
The witnesses being sworn, two or three
were examined and deposed : One said that he
beard the noise but did not sec the fight; an
r>ther that tie saw (be row, but did not know
who struck first, and another that he was very
drunk and couldn't tell much about the skrim
Lawyer Chops?I am sorry, gentlemen, to
have occupied yohr time with the stupidity of
the witnesses examined. It" arises, gent le
bten. iVom a misapprehension on my part. Had
I known, as I now do, that I had a witness who
was acquainted with all the circumstances of
the case, and who was able to make himself
clearly understood to the court and jury, I
should not have trespassed so long on your pa
tience. Come forward, Mr. Harris, and be
So forward comes the witness, a fat, chufTy
old man. a "lcctlc" corned, and took his oath
with an air.
Chops?Harris, we wish you to tell about
tin; riot that happened the other day at Captain
Rice's, and as a good deal of time has already
been wuatcd in (drtmiulocutUlu, wy witdt you, to
be compendious, at the same time as explicit
Harris?Adzakly (giving the lawyer a know
ing wink, at the same time clearing his throat).
Captain Rico be gin a treat, cousin Sally Dil
lartl she come to our house and axed me if ihy
I wife, she moutn't go. I tohl cousin Sally Dil
j lard that my wife was j.rly, being as how she
had a touch of the rheuinntis in Ihe hip. and
i the bi j swamp was up in the road, there bavin'
been a great deal of rain lately, hut howsoever
us it was she, cousin Sally Dillanl, my wife
she mout go.* Well, cousin Sally Diilurd then
axed me if Mose he moutn't g? I tohl cousin
Dillard that he was foreman of the crap, and
the crap was smartly in the grass; but. how
somcver, as it was she. cousin Sally Dillard.
Mose he mout go.
Chops?Tn the name of common sense.
Mr. Harris, what do you mean by this rigma
Witness?Captain Rico he gin a treat, and
cousin Sally Dillard she come over to my house
and axed me if my wife she moutn't go, and 1
told cousin Sally Dillard ?
Chops?Stop} sir. if you please, we don't
want to hear about your cousin Sally Dillard
or your wife; tell us about the fight at Hive's.
Witness?Well, 1 will sir, if you will let
Chops?Well, sir, go on.
Witness?Well, sir, Captain Rice he yin a
treat, and cousin Sally Dillard she come over
[ to my house, and axed me if my wife she mout
Chops?here it is again. \\ iliiu.-.^ please do
Witness?'Well, sir, what do you want ?
Chops?Wo want to know about the fight,
and you must no*, proceed with this imperti
nent story. Do you know anything about the
matter before the Court'/
Witness?To be sure I do
Chops?Well, go on then, and tell it, and
Witness?-Well, Captain Rice, he gin a
Cle-ps?This is intolerable. May it please
the Court. 1 move that the witness be commit
ted for :i contempt. He seems to be trilling
with this Court.
Court?Witness you are before the court of
justice, and unless you behave yourself in a
more becoming manner, you will be sent to jail;
s.? begin, and tell what you know about the light
Witness (somewhat alarmed.) Well, gentle
men. Captain Rice he gin a treat, and Cousin
Court?(after deliberating) Mr. Attorney,
the Court is of tho opinion that we. may save
by letting the witness go on in his own way.
P/rocoodj Mr. Harris, with your story, but
stick to the point.
"Witness?Yes, gentlemen. Well, Captain
it:.... i.? .? .i .r\:n?-,i
JN U M15ER T;
she mdutcu't go. I told c??ainSiiily Diilarcf
thut my wife she was poorly, being as how she
had the rhuinatis in her hip, and the big swamp
wa.s up; however, as it was she,- cousin Sally
Dfllurd my wife she ntout go. Cousin Sally Dil
lard, then axed mc if Mose he* moutn't gOi I told'
cousin Sally Dillurd as how Mose was the fore
man of the crap, sind the crap was, smartly in
the grass, but howsouiever,.au it wasche, cqusin
Sally Dillard, Mose he mout go.. So they goes
on together, Moso, my wife, mid cousin Sally
Dillard, and they comes to. the big swamp, and
it was.up, as I was telliu' you; , but being as
how there wits a log across the big Swamp,,
cousin Sally Dillard and Mo^c, like genteel
folks, they walked the log, but my wife, like n
fool, jest lusted her costts'and waded right
. Chops?Heaven and earth, this is too bad;'
but go op.
Witness?"Well, that's sill I know about, the
.... . ? r__2_ " '? l;' _
Urn in Crop vs. Cotton Crop in the South.
Tt is computed that half of the cotton crop
of the past year has already gone to tho market,
$im lmf) produced ^to tho cotton-growers, a
hundred and thirty-five millions of dollars.
Some weeks ago the New Orleans papers reck
oned the amount at over a hundred ^millions,
and considerable (jUantities of cotton have come
forward since. The cotton-growing ' States
have received and appropriated'the sivails of
half the crop, and it is even Said that the'? re-"
liiainder will hardly suffice to meet the demands
of creditors for supplies heretofore received;,
and for pay for the supplies .which they will need
before smother grain or cotton crop can be pro
duced. The avails of tho cotton crop, of the
past season will leave little money in the South.
Money io there very scsirce. had is likely so to
he while the South continues to depend' upon
the West f. r corn, Hour and bacon, and upon
the East for many articles of manufacture that
might be made at home. The cotton crop . of
the current year, though the season may bo more
favorable than the last, will not, as is thought,
exceed, that of the past jcuri Outturn gwriy??g
will be checked by want of capital to pay
labour sind purchase supplies, lu this state of
the case, it is the obvious policy of the cotton
planters to direct their attention more earnestly
than heretofore to the production of grain and
provisions.?Preparations for cotton culture
must he inside in this month or earlier, but it
is reported from various quarters that no in
creased breadth of land is to be put in cotton,
and man)- plantations Worked las? year' have
The great resources of the South is. therefore,
to be found in an application of a large force to
the cultivation of corn. This crop, which may
be matured in August next, will afford groat
relief. Its cultivation requires less labor than
that of cotton, rice or sugar, and it. is the
material not oidy for bread, but for animal
food. The value of a crop of corn equal to all'
the necessities of the South for food, rarssi W
vastly greater than the value even of an in
creased crop of cotton rft present prices.
Rations for fifty thousand individuals for five
months co-.t a million of dollars. A hundred'
millions of dollars would not supply withrationsr
for one year a greater number thajt two millions'
of people, or one fourth of the population of
the Southern States. The first object of the
Southern planters will be, no doubt, to produce
an ample supply of grain and provisions for tho
ensuing year, though labor and capital may be
for that purpose withdrawn to- some extent
from the cotton culture.
[ National 'Intelligencer'.'
The editor of the Oermuntow'n Telegraphy
having made inquiries of a farmer.as to the
profitableness of pork raising and the best way
to feed hogs, received a reply, the substance of
which was: 1. That feeding grain1?especially"
corn?to hogs, will pay better Irian' would tho1
same amount fed to any other kind of farm"
stock. ? They should be fed in-such a manner
as to gain a pound a day. In other words, the
hog, sit a year old, should weigh three hundred
sind sixty live pounds. Creator weight than4
this can be produced, but the increase would
not pay the extra expense necessary to procure
it. '1. One bushel of good sheHciKcorn, made
into meal and fed to the hogs regularly, ittstfcn
quantity as to prevent them from fretting fov
more, will produce from live to seven pounds
of pork during the months of October and No
vember. After this season of the year, mote
f ed is required and less pork produced accord
ing to the quantity of feed. 3 An important
point is to keep the hog growing sill the time
?not starving them to mere bog frames, during
the Summer, and then attempting to finish off
quickly on the arrival id' eold weather. 4.
When put up in the fall?indeed during tho
entire season?a comfortable shelter should ho
provided, so that the hogs may avail themselves
of it whenever n storm occurs, but when the