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VOL,. III.l WINNSBORO, S. 0., DESDAY. SEPTEMBER 25. 1866. 1O
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DY HIY 'R. JAOK$ON, Or GEonotA.
As die the embers on the hearth,
" And o'er the floor the shadows fall,
And creeps the chirping cricket forth,
And ticks the deat h-watch on the wall,
I see a form in yonder chair
That grows beneath the waning light
There are the wan sad features-there
The pallid brow and looks of white.
My fathet I when they laid thee down,
And heaped the clay upon thy breast,
And left thee sleeping all alone
Upon the narrow couch of rest,
I know not why I could not w6ep
The soothing drops refused to roll,
And oh I that grief Is wild aad deep
Whilh settles tearless on the soul.
But when I saw thy vacant ahair,
Thy idle hat upon- the wall,
Thy books-the peolled passage wherd
Thine eye had rested last of all ;
Thb tilee beneath whose friendly shade
Thy trembling feet had wandered Iforth,
the very prints thtme feet had iade'
When last they feebly trod tle barth.
And thought while countless ages Red
The vacant seat would taoant stand;
Unworn thy aT-Jasy book unread,
Effacca thy,f f0 aps froi the sand,
And widowed, Ahis cheerless world
The heart that gave its life to thee.
Torn like the vine whose tendrils outlid
More closely round the falliog tree.
Then, tather I for her sake and thee,
Gushed madly forth tlp scalding &"ealn
And oft, and long, and bitterly
Those tears have gushed I.Ylatet yeats;
For as thi world grows -cold around,
And thingo take 4n theik real hue,
'TiN said to learn that lote Is found
- Alole, above the starS Itith you I
Aleplagi A. Doega,
Thls,djstnguiqbqd,atateam , and pati.
san st0l lives in the bearts and memoty 'of
his countrymen, and will continue to .tio so
while the pfesont generation shall live ; and
when it she11 have lassed away, cobitng
generatioa will see him throttghthe moni.
uent which is now being erected at Ohloago
by his friends and political admirers. .
We take the oilowlgbIographiesI sketeh
-of this ian ftm the New York M6wu s
- The President 4f the Uited States, lrt
General of the Atmly, 4he ItM Admiral of
tue Navy, 'and many -tb4uands- of their
fellowo km will assemble to.day on the
boaift Ake Michigan to d
. Monor to lien k. Douglas It
is not often that statesmen And their edlo.
gisle among men of their own genefation.
The one wbo stand around the grave of
Douglas wer his companions.. They *new
hitn well. If the ourso of nature he should
still be with them.-forDouglas died cid.
paratively young, in the very fullness of hik.
life. In thot, the orator who will to-day
discuss his career is.almost old enough te
have been his father.
It is thirty-two years alas Dougias, a
poor wayfaring Yangee o,went.tn seek
fortunes in the State which afewllhon
e red him as one of het ,nost emninent eltisens.
He wandered early oa his G Mouitsa
home, with nothing but a plain lew England
e.ducation, an4. a determin tien .to rise.
Tired of'eabieettlmMg bud teactl, he
engsged in 'what tras dulled e'studyingiaw."
The fame of,Jacson ftlled the landi, anhIe
a.aarn Yankee, not oppressed with sriples,
saw thbai the sign in Tennessee,~was the-star
of conquest. His .rat' rival, Lincoln, was
keepltlg a post.ofie, fresh -from the glories
of the illaok Hawk war. Andrew Johnson
was Mayor of a little euatain .town .in
.Tennessee, Jefferson Davis1 a I,ieutenant of
dragoons,,was chasing f,he .Indieags, Jev.rd
was grieving ever hsis .defeat as Governor,
BJceokigridge wasO stndying.th ordieos of
Ciepro agais, Jatillne at a ifeuatey di
Ipge, Ohasee was endeavoring to galsn slay
practice in Cininnati, Bsneoe was atet
ing the Boston bar,-Brodewiok was tting
stone, Grant was ' sehool.bey is his teentl,
Farragut was .watching e64. honor of his
flag on the torrid opat's 'ftakit, and te
ortator of to.day, tirb Of Vr end lay, '
qnteted polities aid messe the' New Vs
seorethiry of State. #1utlke'ayo thee
non. Lincoln espoolaly,'Duglaasse ed
early He'betodnd 04 that hard bfeof
me who suit,any soil and ev'r lititude.
Totrid or krigM, sunshine oW snow, the life
In hirh ws endhrieg .lHe beliesed in the
rowdy virtue of 4seSan beities, on4 had
much of.the fowy in hispat'ute. ljmI.
Cged his debates vy 'meh as Mr.a
lnadtag*u i ie bs.sn
sheer thu iIg. -u e4%t4Qtla6sI
Shows no deba pore bmun - and yetmse
powerfu, than those,o emJs* l4i
*aoa ae Nebraska I a~Itw 4
.s a . bate thathe fOWt
power trhio)i :nade @ ?r6l
while he lived,ge0 i5 h v
American stalesq "
*We ay "Awsmen tatop, 96
e c annet rank Mit. Deuln a eth
Sien whose lives kate bs a partth
nation's hIstory by the very nationality of
their services and their fame. His"career
in Illinois w" that of one who conquered
bt. energy, adaIty, and qualities of mind
and body that made him the leader of a
mob. As a popular leader, no one pohmses.
ad so many elements of success of Mr. Doug.
la, and whon we say this we have answer
ed the highest- demands of his fame. Con
science would have made him a Radical,
but by pandering to an Illinois mob, he
managed to be for the greater part of his
career always victorious. By siirrendering
himself to the spirit of slavery, he became
conspiouous as aleader of the extreme pro
slavery wing of the Democratic party. Du
ring the period of the Southern domination
thav succeeded the fall of Van Ouren, when
publip men of the North strove to outdo
pach other in pandering to the South, Mr.
Douglas wont beyond them all, and offered
sup the Missouri Compromise as a sacrifice
for the Presidency. What the extreme men
of the South did not dream of doing what
they scarcely dared to ask, Mr. Douglas
did. The repeal of the Missouri Comprom.
Is@ ras the great eventk o, his publio life.
It is not for us to consider his afterthought
of an argument called "Popular Severeign
ty"-no an argument, indeed, lbut an ex
Ouse and propitiation. The nation saw only
al ambitious, striving politician, clamoring
for the' Presidency, and willing to rise upon
the ruins of a sacred, time.hotfrred com
promise. Whether ther judgment was the
true one or not, we have - not the power to
say, but oertainly the American people thus
belIeed, aqd Douglas lost the confidenos
that otherwise would have made him Prel
dent.- Even the Missouri Compromise
would not pdpitiate the South; and at Cirt.
einnati the mem,for whom he had incurred
public seorn, for whom he had risked his
fame and fortune, abandoned him' with cow.
krdly timidity and selecte, James -Buphan
This desertiot convineed the aspiring
Senatot that the system of slayery added to
other sins that of duplicity and heartless
ness. Prom'the modkent of Mr. Bpohona's
election, Mr. Douglas peased to act with the
slave power. Had he Ujid through the war,
this might have bie the turnlig-pont of
w illustrions and weeftl career. e creast
ted'hi Anti-Leo ton parW 'and' fought
1r. BuOhanan with aS mueh courage as
tiad. be expected from a statesman who
woold lesist upon being' politician. If.
saw nothing grander hi out system than the
Democratio -party, and to this party he elung
with Supertitions tenacity. 1I% tesed
that step in 1860 *hR the Unirva 0zed
fpr him, when leaders of. the Uti
p arty weft willing to oahry his oyq,
oather than abandon an o tanisatio- that
wae really Ws hands of thieves and molsy
ehangess, he stood begging is the Seste
foibl old - comittee, only to be repulsed
wi4h contempt by . the South, and to go to
Illinois and do their biddInF. It,was the
waat of moral purpose which niakes flb
erete expediess that in the dase of Dodg.
lass led hivi to seek a third party when 1e
ran for the Presdenoy. ' His friendi in the
South saeriod him for' Brookinbri4ge.
hile the fMiends In the Nofth, claiming to
follow his puindiples, .walked ver him, as a
bridge, to the side of the vlitious IAnoole.
ILw&4 In these last days of his 'aer that
we 6ad the real awr ' of Doaglaa's life.
Taking hint allIn aQ, as one of the lustiesit
men of this generation, his Oie reminds uS
of a panish Matador who goe" 4own' to the
arena gorgeous with spangles sad feathers
and valiat with his spear. i UG threw the
redrogat the country and wad# e'magalt,
cdnt 6 ht. 'But matadors have misfortunes,
and this from Illinois was tossed ad gored,
and trampled, ding in. 'he vl moment
when he of all ane seeeCglid upon t4
liv-ever to touthis red ftgaby note.
What,the war would have ms4o Douglas,
it is vain to imagine. Ile wpa a struvous
Amerian, and he know that the Suter
guns meant-war. The last wtWds othislft
were loyal and brave. - He saw the neessty
of atioa aitp ad eiergyt Wileurging
'and warnipg It,foplo, sad Isisting Upoa
mal, patridt. Ati". the strage teen.
y ofhis natr sought its '600' in the.
deukio tka gib vow"Mia rtya.
not be perpetUal unless eey Deiacrat be.
eamswajai The pas was"all isl,
ano if men olid be Demodra, let
them 0 ht Mr. go0la's philosophy
as4if s1u a h1ther 1ea' Ie didVag
see Lprnople in e Issues great deong
stugiigto estead i seinall power-a
mht ation wajting with aserie that it
ha auttared. Re was -k i, prisetcal
lived terely lb the da, aad bre . arn.
Set p.yer than for dal'bred, iwd,1like
*li apte den whose lives
saeele,leafs bat 4i hsnrk
doistve . ' i Thes fi1 sha o'
crate *is as*qesk feell 1 a
__ I.~~ that he we apil
I uIgh Tribute to"hle Charaster of gia.
In a long editori arti e calling for a
subscription of X161000 to Washington
College by %he fri,di and' admirers of
Generl Lee in ]Wand,, -.the London.
Standard of Au 17th, speaks of him
as follows: o
"There is "o1IMi hero-there are
few,if aniy, atibng those whose name
shines with the,pu" laistre in history
whose charactertl*.P commanded so high
a trinute of a ffqtign and admiration
from their frtendi,'of respect and honor
from their foes,'astlat -of.General Lee.
No life more.perfeatty heroic, no reputa.
tion'more untarnished even by the wii.
nor blemishes-vwhioh are hot uncommon
ly found in unison with the highest
heroism, has eyet bebu connected with
a' great natidna.1-t p: e. No shade of
vanity'or egoti nthiug of the self.
will or petulange Oten - oharacteristic
of conscious tinge of affecta.
tion, no tint evei 'of the pride almost
inseparable frout or4inary greatnes of
mind, which 6i' endurb anything but
humiliation, ItCi ds dsubmission as a
disgrace, alloy ilig'i ple grandeur of
:.he Virginia s1dier' nature. A piety
without the slghtest hadow of Phari..
saism, a sense of#uty which the sac.
rifioe of every person feeling and inter.
:t appears a 2 er f oure, have
roarked his wh sooiqe and guided his
every pnblic aat*ht . as a soldier or
a a citizen- A -Amil conetitr and
the nearest livins re-1 rsentative of. the
rt champion f 'rican indepen'
ience, General Lee h been the Wash
inxtnof the 0. war; like
WashingtoMa ' vy dared
not hate," but " th e ohlderk
stain of doubt*-if npt 6fdishonor, -which
the death of MsjorA Andre has left on
his prototype. : 'o more "selfish man
and stains gen.man" evir lived; no
soldier eve set a ~*re admirhble exam
ple of the soldierly virtues of honor,
chivalric genoMy, and wany simplici
ty; nd great lan .ver retired into ob.
nourity, afer wids.suing alike the ruin
of his cause ad the destruction of his
private fttune, with more of pehristian
patience and f&rtitude.
. "Of his. 'litark achievements we
need not spea. It is enough to ay
that all his viotorles were won against
endrmous oddk I -,6h&t his four years'
defence of VirjAv few parallels in
history as an qxtp,p)e of great ' results
accomplished 4ith small means and it
fearful disadetrIages - What is now
more intereting. remember Is the per.'
sonal oherainerJ tfh man, a#.displayed
,in the variousttiences of that trying
struggle: thsiople honesty and kidly
feeling whIel ted him* to- console
his soldiers ai W. recoiled from' tle
6anUon-Drow eights of Gettysbuig,
with the assuwce, "Ii is all my fault;"
the uuffected*& epreciation which
pronounced w newall Jackson fell,
"I would vi ise sake of our cause,
thai iad b44. 1 d rather thanyo'u;"
christian chi hich no outtage
could provokb t liatiorr which, afer
Virginia had' endered a tlesert,
withheld the at' invaded Pepa.
71 vanla; from ' g the most trivial
in ury on persovt . property ; which,
when his own estatee had been plunder.
ed, ravshed adtonOated. took cat
to proect the kenses and property of
life simhies; the horror of uveloss blood.
shed which withstod tho cry .fr retri.
bution excited by the niurder 'of South.
:rn:pri*oners in jU blood,,and support,
the resolve of the,President that unless
t,he actit .mnrdret 'Were tajcei ado
bloed should 14e lu6 on the field of
battle ; the toUkunselfishness "of his
.ast words to his niling army,- on'the
9th'of A priL. "1 hg donemiy -lest for
yon." But it shs hen all was Q96r
when the chiefe( 'great and vioto:ious
$rmy was a.prit .man iad a paroled
risoner-thatW iliar gresitess of
enae'al.Lee' . ies out witk
there were onl diE pevuod IIIldm
9 vot's s* sces'
safs the s
The Reds. at hilaadelplIa.
Ono oa'anot read the detailed 'reports o
the Radical disunion oonvention,,ately ii
session at Philadelphia, without mingle4
feelings of amasemetit. horror, shame, gris
and amusement. Are these fellows cray
or are they more knaves-than fools? iIs lb
instingtive query of every one.
From the proceedings of Thursday .th
following gems are reset:
A BLASPHUMOUS 9O1NN.
The Convention met at balf-past ten, an
the Rev Dr. Newman, of New Orleans, yes
terday elected Chaplin, opened the proceed
ings in prryer. After Invoking the Divin
co-operation for the rdinnval of all preju
dioss growing out of race or color, the reve
rend gentleman dwelt a little pn the aubjec
of robonstruation as follows : 'Save us, wi
pray, from pArtisan influences. Save ui
we pray from, out.side pressuro." This wa
a gentle hint to Providence to call off th
dogs of 0onservatio-mn who are Crying t
bark the Radical 'Southerners out of thel
convictions. Then Mr. Neirman called th
Lord's attention to the President in thi
wise; "Hear us, we besetch thee, for ou
nation-at large- Deliver us from the rule o
bad men-[Cris of Amonj-aad especiall;
from him who, throughseatanie agencies
has been raised to authority over us-[yell
of Antetal-and who, abusing that stathorit
is endeavoring not only to take the life a
the republic, but out personal liberty
Shouts of "Amin,"1 Great God, interfere
Amens till it seemed as if the roof woul<
al.] Oh, make bare thine arm, and say
us feom his 'ruindus policy [snens, an<
ories of "Yes, Lord"], from the bad counsel
of the bad men who surrou;d .him. U
delegate, in an'. audible voice," "Yes Lord
Seward and Weed, and all them hounds."
We beseeoh Thee to discover to the Amer
can peoplie the base h poorly of that part.
that sustains him. ["Amen," louder the
ever, including one rom Ben. Wade, wh
was on the platform.] Oh, -send* spiri
from Thy throne to arduse' the clergy, th
men whq are thy representatives, who av
to deelare she eternA 4*4ciples ef- ialIgiv
and polItioal justioe, that they, in turt
may arouse theit flooks to The danger whid
threatens them. Save them, oh Lord, frot
the ravenous wolves that would devou
them. So pour out Thy spirit that the we
men and children In the land shall be aroui
ed to a sense of duty, to a sense of syjapath3
in this grand struggle. [Amen.1 Nov
hear'Gs, and answer us. Preserve Thy sea
vants before thee; have. in Thy kind car
and keepleg their beloved families, far away
sue great at all deliberations we may b
guided to right oonolusions, and to sue
conclusions as shall overthrow the polloy<
o enemies; huoh conclusions as sha
adane religion end civillsation; such oot
elusions as shall redound to Thy glory. An
to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, we wi
ascribe 'everlasting praise, -world *Ithot
Having said this, Dr. Newman took hl
seat, and a dispoqitlion to applaud wo
manifest LhroughuU the audieUc.
Maxin to Guide a Young ilan,
Kaop. good company or none.
Novet be idle. If your hands car
not. be usefully employed, attend t
the cultivation of your mind.
Always speak the truth.
Make few promises.
Live up to your engagementp..
Have no intimate friends. -
Keep your own secrets if you hav
When you speak to a person loo
him in the fago.
Good company and good conversa
tion are the very ainews to virtue.
Good character ik abov, all thing
Nevor listen to loose or idle conver
You had better be Poisoned In youi
blood than In your pr01 ples.
Your character oanvot b e*mantl
ly inured except by your own acts.
If any one speak evil of your, ]a
y our life be virtuous that none wil
believe him.s ac. a n-. pe
. Always eak and sta ntepe
Drink not intoriesting liquors.
Ever li, misafortune-ecpe
within your income4 no excp.
When you retire to bed, think ov.e
what you hyeo dond during the day,
-Never speak ightly of religion.
Make no baste tbe ,rieba If yo
8mall and steady gals give oem
petenoy with trainiul of ,niod..
Neovr ply ttU Ito ~ *iO
' Mod tem ,tln hobbr then
you may ndt w$$hitted 1i
EAt yi.aeg et ue
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more thadr tet lueM (ohd square,) 'will be
inserted Ef ' A' S dW; at $1.00 foV the.
first inse'tlor and 'debts for ta'eh sub'
Larger adtertisemeWi, when' no odUtract
is made, will bb chaiged in Uaot propot
For andoutiflg teandidate to any ofAc
of profit, honor er trust, $10.00.
Marriage, Obituiry Notices, &o., will be
charged the same as alvertisemente, when
over teh lines, and must be p0id for when!
handed in, or they will not appea.
way to got out again.
r Never borrow if you- can possibly'
Be just before gonerou.
f Keep you'rolf lunocent if you Would
Save when you are young to spohd
when you are old.
Never think that which you give foW'
religion is time or money msspent.
Always go to mecting whein you can.
Reud some- portigu of t'e Bible
every day. .
. Often think of death .and you Re
countability to God.: Rean ov-jr the
above maxims once a week, Saturday
night,- Gazette and Couri,r.
a THE DANGERS 01? ITA1.,
SAD PLIGHT FOR LOv5RS.
r Night before last, as the muoon rose'
e over the bill and tree-tops, gilding
r the spires of our beautiful city with
r her silver rays, thero might have been *
, soen upon the roof of an Egyptiqn
cottage, which is flat and covered with
S pure white gravel and pitch, a couple
of lovers, seated, enjoying the beau
ty of the scene, and
"Though few the hours, the happy moments
0 few ; .
s so warm with heart, so rich with love they
T that their full souls forgot the will to
And iested there, as In a dream at home.
The sun during the dny had been
r very warm, and thus they xnet to
a spend the fleeting hours .of twilight,
= enjoying the pleasant brceze that
loated up from the magnolia garden
, beneath, and interehanging thoae soul
a lonin and tAe warm affections for
ea other, Near each other the lov
ers sat ; with'one arm. he encircled
" the waist of the beautiful creature at
r. "Her little hand lay gently, eqnfidingly in,
and all passed quietly. and lcvingly
until the bell tolled the midnighthour.
"None but the loving and beloved,
Should be aw'ake at this sweet hour."
The tolling of the .bell remImed
"Tired e's sweet '-resiorer, balmy
d sleep- -
ii was requisite for lovers as well as oth
t era. Still seated near each other, the
plighted vows-were again and.again
exchanged, and sealed with kisses
"Linked sweetness long drawn out."
At length, after many vain attempts
tW sever these pleasant pleasures, the
transported lovers found that they
. were bound to each other by more
o stidlin% bends than lovers vows. The
het sun had melted the pitch, and af
ter sittin5 so leag, and the night air
-having cooled thme resinous. matter,
they found they wore both "stuck
fast." Tho' young gentleman first at
a tempted to disengage himself, but
found like. Aunt Joima's plaster,
a "the more you try to pull it off, the
tighter it sticks tith faster.". The
- on aythen attempted to get up,
. wvhicC she did minus thme skii-t of her
e dross, and all her under clothes, as f
as the ."tilters."- In this .phight phe
.4 attemp~ted to relieve her disconsolate
partner, but it was of no use,'he
couldn't come. After some parley,
came to the concluision he could man'
. age It by slipping out of his paints,.
Aeeordingly he aked of his comupan
t, Ion if she.could lend him a psifo
I pants until he could go'- home. Bhe
thought her pa's would do, if they
were not too long, Wjth this - infor
mation he slipped off' his boots, and
loosing his susjienders,, drQw himself
,out of his pants as easily as possible,
and the 'disconsolate couple took.
r themselves down stairs in a very blush-.
Ing manner, an8 looking -very much
like our first parents when they dis
a .covre#tiat .they wore bumna n. The
lady prop;rd4', ab quietly as possible,
a pair ofthers fatlier's pan*a, which were
rtnno ay quick, and the- Adonis.
-4e.ied with. his paslt. rolled up
I. abeli nces, The joke - wa's too
g~dto be kept ; by1Ittle and. lIttle it
lle4ed. ot, util th~e triuth had to
some to exentpate the happy inne--'