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TIHE FAIRFIED HERALD 1
WINNSISOiR, S. C.
Wrdnosday Morning, May 12, 1809.
I)ai' wWI, Williams & Co., Props
Early Against Late Planting.
Thto Cotton tr,'e is a tropical oxot
io, indigenous to Mexico and Brazil,
whore it is a perennial. The season
here is too short for it, and yet it has
boon growing into favor of lato to
shorten it still more, by at least twen
ty days, by lato planting. This, we
think is a mnistalke, thnt has arisen tat
urally enough. Of tho many causes
that produce a good erop, the thor
ough preparation of the soil before
planting is perhaps the main cause.
Now late planters usually prepare
well, and early planters, badly. The
difference starts in their very charac.
ters. These are in a hurry, to lose
time : those are slow, to gain time in
the end. But the mistake is, in at
tribut ing to the latetness (if tho plant
ing u hat is due, in most cases, to the
thoroughness of preparation ; and to
the earliness of the plauting, what is
due to slovenly preparation. For it
is not a mere matter of theory, but a
fact frequently testod, that the prepa
ration of' the soil being equal, the
earlier planting usually affords the
larger yic ld.
In Anderson District, where the
season is still shorter, necessity has
forced attention to the importance of
planting at. the earliest possible (lay.
Then, or not at all ; they have no
choice. And thu Anderson planters
practice thiniag out. their cotton with
the hand ten (lays after it is up, with,
great advantage. Indeed, we can see
nio reason for po::1lolag thinning so
IL g as is sonetines done.
To show how thoughtless plant
ors sometines are in jndgitg of causes
and effects, wo will relate an an(edote
of an excellent planter in St. Mat
thews Parish. lie said to us, "I do
not believe in deep ploughing on this
soil." Our readers are familiar
enough with that expression, we sup
poso. But why I "I have tried it,'' lie
continied, "four or five years in sue
oassi:n, subsoiling eery other rot,
and could see no diff'erceeo between
tihe rows subsoiicd and the other
rows." We smiled. Because any
'a ui aqecaininted even slightly with -
subsoliing and Jiehing, ought to
know, that. the benefits of a ditch or
subsoiled row extend from ten to
thirty feet out on each side of it. We
told him ns, and asserted thit it was
impossible to test the question by
sulseiling every other row. But we
know we did not convince him. A I
fool that has played fool "for five
yarvs in succession,"' is ntot going to
acknowledge thli fact, lie, doubt
less, took secret revenge by thinking
us 'a book-farmaaer."' Sitpposo, for or
gumnt, we aidmiiit it. Books are' theai
deplositoriecs ol' thec wisest thoughts and
ripest experiencee of theo wisest of
Tlhie telegraphl informns us that the
laist steamter from China broughat over
to San Fr'ancisco elevoan hunadred pas
setagers, an ad so soon ats the Southern
Phacilic Railroad is built, it will take
but. a few (Inys to bring Oh inoamen fr'om
t'alifornia into any' of the Southern
Stattes. In a former article, in argu
atent with thle Mobtilo Tribune, we
dleprecated I thi arri vail as a cailamity
to the South. But be it a caltamity or'
ablessing, we are certain that they
n/al come. 'Our houses will be full of
thomn within fifty yearas. The Negroe
is becomtjing less valuable to the white
mian as a laborer (daily. As domeas
tiles or haouse-servants, Negroes are be
coining such worthless pests, that
mlanly have alreaidy dispensed with
their services. But the deminand for
haouse servants will suarely increase,
with the eertnain ineretase of the wealth
of the Souath. And tall other conside
a ationts whtatever will certainaly yield
to the pr'essure of thais miatetrial inter
est. Chinmon will supply the do.
mand, as they do ini California, anti
'hainamna we are going to have.
Whent theo first squad arrives in
Wiannsboro, let thte good people cali
to inad Ibis prophecy.
The political effect of their certain
coming, will be, it seems to us, only
disastrous. Universal suffrage, and a
l.arge nuamber of Negroes and China-j
mean to vote, amust of necessity keep
political power itn thae other sections
cf the Unilon. This is the real object
of the hypocritical preteance of equal
rights put forward by the North.
But socially, thank God I the pres
once of two inferior races of men, may
prod uce a lofty pride of race in the
Southern whites, and a noble disdain
of what is coarse, low anid moan, as ir.
separably aissoohajed iln their thoughts
with thae inferior races, that may
make us still in the future. what we
iave certainly been in the past, a su.
)orior people--a people whose faults
ro those usually associated with man
Tho reception that Senator Sum.
ler's speech has met in England is
,xactly what might have boon antici.
ated. One univorsal cry of scorn
ad indignation arises from every
mart of the United Kingdom. Even
John Bright, the English radioal,
mcouts the idea of humiliating his
;ountry before domoorat,.o insolonco.
And the prospect of a war with a pow
3r whose steam marine is three times
is powerful as their own, already be.
sins to cool the ardor of the vulgar
arnggarts who now pretend to dis
>hargo the duties of statesmen. The
Janadian parliament, too, have unani
nously repudiated any desire to get
Lindor the power of the best govern
ineut in the world. One of their ora.
tors who declared for independence,
If over separated from the mother
country, was greeted, throughout his
-pcech, with enthusiastic applauso.
What an absurd position the Uni.
ted States Government now holds !
The Washington Chronicle of Mon.
day, says: "Governor R. K. Scott, of
South Carolina, has arrived in this
city, and is stopping at Willard's.
IIe is en route for Cincinnati and
Louisville, where he will meet other
gentlemen of South Carolina, who
visit those cities in the interest of the
Blue Ridge Railroad, which is a short
lik of road through the Bluo Ridge
Mountains, connecting Anderson, S.
C., with Knoxville, Tenn. When
completed this road will give the
shortest route from the great West to
the South Atlantic seacoast, and will
do much to develope the commercial
and agrioultural resources of both
South Carolina and sections of other
adjacent States. This will be the
nearest and beat route to the seaboard
for a very large section of the West
ern country, for the produce of which
it opens an outlet never obstructed by
ice, whence there is direct and short
communication with one of the most
important of our foreign markets,
either to buy or sell in, the West Ia
Two fashionable dressed gentlemen,
accompanied by even more stunning
ladies, recently patronized one of the
first restaurants in Paris for supper,
which taxed the whole resources of
the establishment, regardless of ex.
pense. Supper finished, the ladies
were seen to their carriage with a po
liteness that excelled the courtly days
of Versallies. The gentlemen return
ed, called for the vulgar bill, and re
coived it on perfumed satin paper and
on a silver salver, held by the proprie
tor in a span new pair of Jouvin's best
kids. Each gentleman drew from his
pocket a six-chamber revolver, an
nouncing that they had made all their
arrangements to die, and in that place,
found that they had not the courage
when the moment came. Therefore,
as they had no money, they politely
requested the proprietor to do them
the favor of shooting them.
When the last rail of the Pacinie
road is laid and the cars are coursing
from ocean to ocean, travel and trade
round the globe by steam power will
he complete. We shall he able to go
round the world, fromi west to east or
from east to west, by tihe power of
steam, in a little over two months.
We can take the ears from New York
to San Francisco and thmen the Pacfii
mail steamships to China, which will
be reached in a month ; thence by the
British lines to India and to the Me
diterranean by way of Egypt, by
steamship and rail to En gland, and
hiomle again9 across thme Atlantic. Or
we can mnake the circuit of the gloe
the othler way in about the same time.
.The Abboville Agrioultural8Society
is.evidently making headway. A pre
mium list is published embracing
prizes in every department of agricul
ture, horticulture, mechanical indus
try and domestie skill, and comprising
enough to stimulate every one to put
forth a hand to make the next fair a
great success. The value of the priz
es has not been fixed and will depend
upon the number of subscriptions.
The time of holding the fair is yet to
afternoon, says the Pensacola (Fla.)
Observer, of the 29th ultimo, while an
old man named Kinsey, was carrying
off slabs from the saw at Reynold's
,Mill, he by some accident was thrown
into the saw and cut in two, the saw
passing obliquely from his shoulder
aeross his breast. We are unable to
learn much regarding him except that
by birth ho was a North Carolinian,
and supported by his labors his wife
and two children, or two grand-ohil
Incredible as it may seem, a three
story brick house, eighteen by forty
feet, and in the construetion of which
42,350 brick were used, was built In
Lancaster, Pa., last week, in nineteen
ad a half hours, and persons were
living in it within three days fromthe
time it was commenced.
A correspondent says t1here are no
daily papers published in his town,
but there is a ladies' sowing meeting,
which answers the same purpose.
Mr. Higgins, the British astrono
mner, has demonstrated by experiment
that host from the principal Axed
stars raest1 eMarta.
A IFMAIKABLE REVELATION.--A
letter in a recent number of the
Wheeling Regiter, from Roanoke C..,
Va., makes the following remarkable
While in Marion, Smyth County, a
few days ago, I had the pleasure of
several lengt.hy chat. with lion. Fay.
ette MoMulin. Mr. MoMullin says
that since the war he was one day in
the President's house, in Washing ton,
conversaing with lion. F. Blair, Sr.
Mr. Blair told him that soon aftei
MeMullin's "peace resolutions" had
been introduced into the Confederatt
Congress, Mr. Lincoln being anxious
to bring about a peace honorable alikt
to both sections of the country, and
foreseeing, and wishing to avoid, the
political consequences of the military
subjugation of the South, snt bin
(Mr. Blair) to Rchmond to confei
with Mr. D.tvis and learn what ar
rangenent of thu dlli ;ultics could be
made. ie was passed through the linei
of the contending armies and conduct
ed to Mr. Davis' houro in Richmond
After a long conversation with Mr
Davis and other prominent gentlemi
for whom Mr. Davis sent, and fo:
whom Mr. Bluir enquired, Mr. Davi,
said that he had no proposition tc
make. Mr. Blair then proposed tha
General Lee's army be marched iut<
Mexico against the French; that Gen
oral Grant would follow and suppor
the movement ; that the united at mie
would drive out Maximilian, and the
the Southern States should name thei
own terms of reconstruction, every
thing short of independence beinp
guaranteed. At Mr. Davis' requesi
this proposition was made in writinp
and after some consultation and refl:c
tion, was signed and accepted by him,
Mr. Blair returned to Washington
and Mr. Lincoln was highly deligbte<
with the success of t he negotiat ion.
It was in the hope of consummatinE
th a arrangement that Mr. Lincolh
and Mr. Seward met the "Peace Com
missioners," Ilon. Stephens, Hunte
and Cambbell, at Fortress Mo iroe
but there, to Mr. Lincoln's chagrin
the committee declared that they ha<
been instructed by Mr. Davis to insih
upon the independence of the South
and would listen to no other proposal
And thus the whole affair came to
'most lame and impotent conclu,iou.'
Such is the substance of the accoun
related to Governor McMullin by Mr
Blair. Mr. MMullin says that b
asked and obtained Mr. Blair's permis
sion to make the statement public, bu
he had refrained from giving it pub
licity pending Mr. Davis' trial, fear
ing lest it might in some way preju
dice the case.
[The above is as base a lie as wa
ever put forth by a Radical sheet.]
A CIIANCE FOR S1nAGUE.- If Son,
ator Sprague has any fancy for blood
letting he still has an opportunity t
indulge it, du"pite the paciflo settle
ment of his imbroglio with Senato
Abbott. Francis W.- Goddard, form
erly a captain in the First Rhode Is
land Regiment, is out in the followinj
card in the Providence Journal:
PIRoVInENCt, April 26, 1869.
To the Hion. Villtam Sp-aurae, Unite
States 3ena tor from nhode Island:
Availing yourself of your positio
in the United States Senate, anid abus
i .g its privileges in a base and coward
Iy spirit, you have, in your speech o
the 8th instant, charged me with hav
ing deserted my post in the hour e
danger, while a member of the Firs
Rhode Island Riegimiernt. Genera
Burnside having, over his own signi
ture, denied the truth of your asset
tions, it remains for me to pronouno
you before the world, and with a ful
apprehension of the words I use,
liar, calumniator and pal roon. I ait
FRnacis W. GoonAnn,
Late Captain Carbineers,
First Rhode Island Regiment.
Captain Goddard is one of the "mil
lion" referred to in the speech of Sen
ator Sprague, and was charged by thia
gentleman with having left his post a
duty in the hour of danger at the firs
battle of Bull Rune. We should lik
to hear of sonic of the "boys in blue'
who didn't leave their "post of duty
on the occasion referred to.
You cannot walk about Paris with
out being struck with the fact that n
Parisian, man, woman or boy, eve
walks a step if he or she can ride, an:
this they, all do at a low rate, and a
a nice leisurely pace, thanks to th
system of omnibus ser viee. You ca1
go from any given part of Paris t,
any other point, provided always thia
you do not mind constantly chianginj
conveyances, and passing thme interva
between arrival and departure with
about forty other peeoplo, in a roes
ten feet square, and hmea': ed by a stov
to the temperature of -. melon frame
The extent ,to which th is system o
locomotion is patronised is really ox
traordinary, and will aceQount for thb
following omnibus statistics: Th<
company works forty-nine lines, anid
the total distance run over by the va
rious vehicles daily is 29,077 kilo
metres (five-eights of a mile each.)
The longest journey is fromn the .Lou
vre to Cour bevoie, 7850 metres, an<
the shortest from the Place des Belle
vihle, 300. The points at which the
greatest number of omnibuses pasm
every day are the Place du Chatehet
2872; Place de la Bastile, 2622
Palals Royal, 2559 ; Porte St. Martin
The Masshusette Senate has con
oluded to exempt lager from the' cata,
logue of intorieating drinks whieh ar<
to be forbidden by the prohibitora
law, provided that the artiole do.:
not contain inore than three andi on
half per centum of alcohol. Further
aore, it is not to be'. sold at a publi<
bar or to be drank onth peaf....
The Great Utah Basin.
VALLEY OF DEATl AND TIE YAL
KY OF Till- VinGINs-MUD Ve'LCA
NOK8 AND HOT 8u'IINU8.
correspondent writing from the
ritory of Utah, give, the following
resting facts legarding the celebrat
"Valley of Death," the "Valley of
Virgin," and the MXIid Volcanoes
hot springs of that curious coun
he entire great Utah Basin is divid
by small ranges of mountains about
t thousand feet high, forming valleys
n ten to fifteen miles across. They
ie ilmpercepi.ibly towards the centre,
ere a water conrse runs to some
tcent vallev or into sonio marshy
)ne well known porti-m of this re,
n is the noted \'allev of Death, so
led from the fact that in 1850 a large
In of emigrants en route to Californa
anm: discontented with their Mormon
do, and a portion of them decided to
t for thenselves.
'fter traveling three days they reach
the valley, which is some fift miles
g by thirty in breadth, lower t han
sea level, intd entirely destit ute of
ter, encircled by mountaiits, up whose
rp sides it is unpossible to ascend ex.
t at two points.
It is devoid of vegetation, and the
dow of a bird or wild beast never
ken,: its white, glaring sand.
1'he little band of emlgrants. com
sing twenty a. nilies, were deceived
a trecherons mirage that promised
ter, but on reaching the centre of
s vale of desolation their eyes rested
y on the glaring sands bounded by
scorched peaks. Around the val
they wandered. one by one. The men
d, and the panting flocks stretched
mselves in death undier the burning
Jan any one rluestion the appropnr
ness of the nane ever since applied
it, the Valley cf Death ? In narked
Itrast to this dreaded region is the
utiiul Valley of the Virgin, nestling
the Black Ridge range at the south
ridge of the Great Basin of Utah.
e encircling moun;ains rise to an elc.
ion of twelve hundred fe'et ; with
neroits peaks passimg above the
It of perpetual snow. From their
omit you look down upon a vast, ex.
of country, with its hillsides and
ieys, plains and glens, whie the VIr
river is seen rounding its course
ng t he foot of the range many miles,
,v overflowin g a valley, here glidin
teat Ii overhanging clilli, leaping from
k to rock, and then in grand cas
les rolling offgranite leuges in sheets
-atherv loam, on its way to join lhe
lorado. In the dim v sta appear rug
I peaks rising tumultnously heaven
rd, tinted by the sunshine that streanis
ough the mighty ravines and hollows,
ng them with lines of silvery light
1 purple shade.
JOIN C. CAI.LtouN ANtD T. J. Rto
RTSON.-The foilowing pointed anec
.e conies to us fron Colombia:
A.. S. Wallace, collector of internal
enne, was talking a few days ago,
dope's corter, expiating on the
thi, patriotism and abilities of our
tinguished senator, Tom Robertson.
es, gentlemen," said he-lhe has done
re for the State than any man ever
before ; lie has done more, in two
lithis, thlanr Jo1hn C. CalhloOin did1 inl
teen y'ears." An Irtiani pasiing
the ti me, lienarimg thle remarik. turned
I said : "Ye arc righrt, bejabers-he
8 gavV us a nager for a2 postmuaster."
[ Char.clson NeYws.
Till TTNION Ie:SAoUL:--A SPLIr.
cere is a schism in the0 league; the.
>re Rad:cal and violent of the organi
ion having resolved to taboo the or
na.l free colored ment, and all in any
se sympathized or affiliated with the
sesne movement. T1he part.y lines
to be tightly drawn, and no chance
showing wvhate.ver is to be givea to
y one who will not bow the knee at
raising of the rod.-- bid.
Rimtann.-Geni.'Scott offers a re
Lrdl of $1000 for the appirehmeasionl of
tflmlrderer or murderers of George C.
syward. "a highly esteemed citizeni of
Luke's Parish, Beaufort County,
to was brutally murdered on the pub
highway, abot five miiles from the
lage of Bllufftoni, and hits body rifled
a watch, pocket-book and papers.
Tx:nnrni.a FAMINIC IN THic NoTtr OF
1RoP1'.-Advices b)y mail from the
n htries on the Baltic Sea tell of a ter
e anid widely exten,dad famine now
isting there. A lettor says that the
tress is indescribable. From the 23d
May to the 1 8thI of A uguist, Iast year,
rain fell, and the summer crops "were
>rnched. B3read can nowv be scarcely
,even at the most exorbitant prices,
,as the roads are imnpa.aable by Sea
of the extraordinary wet wveather,
help from abroad can reach thi' peo.
. The debilitaited ccondit.ion of the
pulation and their herding togethter ill
larger villages, in the hope of get ting
d and shelter, has engendered disease
iich is making fearful ravages.
The local editor of a Georgia paper,
noning his retirement fromi his post,
's that lie p'roposes to seek labor in a
ferent ild , which hie describes as
nue where the genial rays of thle sun
-ends its golden light andl( fills the
th with flowers, andu smiles (In loving
tire wvithi brighti atnd hallowed counato.
ces." Reduc~ed to English this (may
hips mean that lie is going to hoe
A~ writer in the Rural Netw Yorker
is writes of the Scuppernong grape:
his grape is worth untold millions to
Southern people, if they wvill follow
examtple of Mr. Harst, of Wilming.
North Carolina, in developing its
'uro an~d the conversion of its juice
a good wino,"
P'he repentance that is delayed tuntil
age. is but too often a regret for the
bility to commit more sin
The Style for May.
It is rumored that pointed waists Ti
will soon present their claims for pub- 1
lie consideration ; b*t whether their
claims will be allowed is another mat- 2
ter. The belt waists are better Ter
adopted to sashes; they are generally, inte
moro becoming ; they aro more easily ed
fitted, and it will be nany days before the
they are entirely discarded. and
The lace flschu is a very pretty and try
stylish addition to the toilet, and '
when made of blonde or tullo, with ed 1
suitable edging, is not expensive and tw<
looks almost 8s well as the costliest froi
Street suits of ca.mbric are made wh
with capes ; of pique, wit h sacques- adj
the first trimmed with ruffles, the see- pla
o :d with washing braid. House (
dresses of muslin or cambric are mado gio
with Spanish flounces, and white will cut
be much used for indoor and outdoor tra
Walking boots are still worn high gui
on the leg and buttoned. French pi1<
heels have had their days and are to e
give place to something deserving the ed
name that will not twist the feet and lon
injure the spine. the
Thin gauze veils are coming into wa
Full evening dresses are something eer
made with pointed waists. ]
Spanish flounos will be worn on shj
cambric dresses. dt
Stripes are very pretty and popular.
White muslin dresses have upwards pri
of a dozen flounces on the skirt. by
Gloves must match the trimming in wit
color. Where the dress consists of thi
two shades, the gloves must harmon- onl
izo with the darker. the
HORRIDLE ;aTtt.-About mid
night on Sunday last, the people of tr
the village of Rainbow, near Newsusli
Haven, Ct., were awakened by the cry
of Oro, which proved to be caused by atv
the burning of i two-story frame to
house owned by John Darvin, and oc
cupied by him as a liquor saloon, be
which was completely destroyed. -'
Those neighbors first on the spot, e
foundjDarwin lying on the ground so Th
badly burned as to ho nearly inaensi- va
ble. Ie was conveyed to a neighbor. va
ing house, but died in great agony be- lim
fore morning. It appears that the
' unfortunate manat, as soon as ho had t
t discovered the fire, ran out of the ter
house, but subsequently returned to va
save his sleeping children. He was al
- badly intoxicated at the time, and en
t tering the burning building, the ht
- flames struck him in the face, and im
. mediately, owing to the amount of li- roc
- quor he had drank, set fire to the in- C
side of his throat and stomach, burn- co
bug up his tongue, so that when he
a was found, that organ was a mere
crisp. The children were saved by thir
the neighbors, one of them badly fill
scorched. The eldst boy says a gen
Ser,al carousal had been going on in an
the saloon, and while some one intoxi
. cated was drawing liquor, he proba- m
r bly set fire to an old feather-bed near do
the barrel. Everything in the house
. was burned, and the children are thus r
left orphans and unprovided for. at
THE RESULT or APPLIcATION -- -
Soek to acquire the power of contin
nous application, without which you
cannot expect success. If you do "UC
1 this, you will be able to perceive the dt
- distainco which it crentes btetween you "u
and those who have not such habits.
f You will not count yourself, tnot will at
- they count you, as onie of them. Thusat
fyou will fintd yourselt' eumerging inito h
the higher regions of intellectutal and
Iearnest men--men who are capable of
- making a place for themselves, in- TIj
-stead of standing idly gapinig, desir- nu
Sing a place without thte power to com- zal
Imiand it. Keep on striving to acconm- igi
i plish n:orc and more every day, and wVt
>thtus enlarge cotnstanttly thme range of L~
your intelIleetual ability. If you ar
learn to do as much work in one dlay or
as you used to do in two or three an
days, you are as good as two or thtroe hi
'such men as you formerly wore, boil-.
ed to one.-Dr. Wlayland.__w
f OnANT AND Anr.TEMUs.-Artemaus 1
t Ward got so p)atriotic that lhe said lie
was willing to sacrifice every one of
his own and his wife's relations forli
the good of his country. Grant in
now sacrificing the country for the of
benefit of his and his wife's relations. lg,
He has given them all something cx
- cept tihe D)igger Indians, and is looking
3 out for a plae for them to fill. If a10
man can't scrape up relationshi p, or co.
t show that hte contributed largely to ri
Sbuying Hiram Ulyss a fine residence ex
or a splendid saddle htorsoi, there is nto dis
more chane for him to get an ap- of
pointment than there is for a gentle- no
tian to get into Congress.-New York aci
EPORTED IEXPEDITIONs FOR CUDA.
New York, May 4. -T he Express says
that United States Marshal Biar
.low bas received reliable information p
r that a steamer left this port last night
-for Cuba with three hundred men, Ci
i each provided with a-rifle and a urn-i
form ; that the vessel also took a large
iqatyoflight clothing and provi
- ost ata month or six weeks.- en
.Tex1press adds that another expe- sal
dition is preparing. The Marshal is dil
- investigating the matter,.n
An ingenious Frenchman in Phila- ap'
delphia skins frogs by drawing all ea
their interior parts through the ""
mouth, and then stuffs and mounts "
thonm in a variety of curious attitudes PO
el~s billiardists, yelgoipedists, dent- coI
The following Is a Spanish epitaph thte
upon .a young girl who died broken- "T1
She who lies beneath this stone the
Died of constancy alone, tot
Fear not, approach, oh I passer-by-.- eml
Of naught conatagionie did she die. ait
IThur'low Weed has presented the
AJ iken Baptist Church with a hand. old
s ome commuwnion serviee. ina
New Advortisenien :s.
Notice--John WV. Clarko, County
General Order No. l.--F. J. Moses,
jr., Adjutant and Inspector General.
Torrifio Hail Storm,
We were visited Wednesday even
iug, about half past four o'clock, with
one of the most terrific hail storms,
that has, to our knowledge, ever be
fore passed over our town. The
largo brick stable belonging to Dr.
Thomas Madden, was blown down,
Trees woro uprooted, fences demolish
ed, and bricks from chimneys, strewn
in every direction. yonio of the hail
stones was nearly as large as a pigeon
The follouing extraordinary mar
riago notice was published not lowg
since, in the Rounoke (N. C.) News,
as a fact. The happy bribe was a
youthful maiden of only niney-two
winters on the 26th of December last,
and the groom was a blooming boy in
his eighty ninth year. The editor
wishes then a i happy honeymoon, and
trusts they may live to a ripe old age
"Married, on the morning of the
13th inst., at the Poor-house in Ilali
fax, N. C., by C. N. Webb, Esq., Mr.
David Johnson, of Halifax, N. C., to
Miss Nellie A tkerson, formerly of Lu
nenburg county, Virginia
Calling Out the Militia.
The following notice says the Char
leston News, has been posted up at
different plantations in the neighbor
hood of Monek's Corner. A second
notice changed the time of meeti,g to
'"Hereby Give to all Colored men
that A Maskmncating is to hell at the
new Baptis Church on the Monk corn.
ner Road on the 2 day of May at 10
ten oclock A. M. To form a imilitary
compy Specal attention is give aIm
thority of the-same that all able
Bodie men citizens between the aGes
of eightoen and forty-five years Resid
ing in this and to Excepted by the
laws of the United State, shall be
subject to militia duty & by ISao u
Sanders T. II. II rrelINsON"
Q Mrs. Partington is said to be
all right on the toe, whether tlie light
fantistic or the other one. Tiptocing
the other morning, after getting up
from the breakfast table sho said
"Take a tower, or go on a discus
sion. They say, if I collect rightly,
that a party is to go to a very lluratl
spot, and to inistake of a collection.
I hope it won't he so cold as Ours for
the poor wa8 , Last Sunday ; why, there
wern't sullicient to buv wcmd for a
restituto wi ddir " And the old lady
putt on lbor cal sh . TIhme dear~ old
Farmers Look Hero I
An ofl'er of valuable in foi'mat ion
free. Surgeon of the American Stock
Journal answers all qutest ions relating
to diseased or injured animals belong
lng to lie subscr'ibors free. Send
stamp for a specimen eopy of this val
uable monthly, to N. P. Boyer & Co.,
Parkesburg, Chester Co., Pa.
~~-A rattlesnake, five feet leng,
withI thirteen rattles, was killed at the
residlence of Mr's. Heath, near Tur'key
Crc ek, in Barnwel1l)Distriet, on thme
TusE CoNrTEs'1ED EI.cTIoN.-Judge
Carpenter, says the Charleston News,
decided the quo warranto ease, on
Saturday, in favor of Pillsbury and
his Board of Aldermen. Under thme
circumstances, it was thought best that
no appeal should be made, and it is
expected that the new Mayor will be
sworn in at 12 o'clock to-day.
Tho following Conmmittees were ap
On Commercial Fertilizers-John
S. Green, T1. Wannamaker, aiid Major
Improvedl and Labor-Saving A gri
cultural Implements--John B. Moore,
WV. 8. Hlonery, WVm. Ghlaize.
On Cotton-John P. Kinard, R. A.
McCaslan, E. H. Dowling.
On Corn-Dr. J. WV. Parker, Theo
dore Long, P. 8. Felder.
Stock Raising-R. S. Porcher, T.
W. Holloway, R. A. Griffin.
Piscimniture--T. W. Wood ward,
George B. McCants, H. L ELliott.
Bee Culture-Dr. Turnipseed, J.
HI. Kinaler, Dr. McKinley.
On the Subject of Inunigration
A. A. Gilbert, P. T. Hlaskell, J1. A.
Furman, J. M. Baxter, W. T. IBinest.
To Consider Subject of Fencing
James Chesnut, J1. D. Moore, John
MoRlea, A. M. Aiken, WV. HI. Trescott,
J. U. Pope.
To Rent Sorghum Works in Green
ville, arnd to Investigate Beet Culture
-J. P. Moore, J. Q. Donaldson, L.
WVilliams, D. W. Aiken, B. Z. Horn
Rice--N. Hleyward, R. Tzard, B.
Sanders, Dr. A. Forster, J. R Spark
OHope writes the poetry of the
boy, bnt mma,.. tat, of man
Support Your Home Paper.
We recommend the following arti
eles as worthy of consideration. It
wili suit this meridian as well as any
"Whatever patronago may be ao
corded to city journals, whether on no
count of their cheapness or "general"
news they contain, the importance of
sustaining '-home papers" should not
be overlooked. As the medium for
local transaction, and for furthering
some interests their value can hardly
be overestimated. The following ar
ticle from the Cleveland Ieralil pre
beits the (fuest ion in its truo light :''
We know of nothing that is more
disheartening to the publisher of a
country newspaper, than to be told, as
he often is, when soliciting subscrib
era, "I feel too poor to take your pa.
per I. take the //erald (or some other
huge foreign weekly,) and it only
costs me two dollars a year, and con.
tains twice as mnuch rending as yours
docs','--when the receipts of one week
of the office named above would ho
double the yearly receipts of his coun
try pa pers, and when if the forcian
paper were pul ished seventy years,
it would not result in as much benefit
to himself and county in which he
lives as would a single week's edition
of his own county papers. Recollect,
if a home paper is to bo supported,
homo influence must do it. Every
dllar sent to the Eastern paper is at
the expense of the local paper. A
county acqiiires prominence through
its paper more t han in any other way,
and to every one who has county in
terests at stake, his home paper is a
necessity. Never should a man take
a paper printed away from his homo
until he is able to take a second pa-.
per. Ilis first will be his home sheet,
and he will so identify his own inter.
ests with that of his county as to con
sider the payient of his subscription
as a matter of as yearly duty as the
payneit of his taxes."
Qr There is a town in Texas in
which it is said there is but one giave,
utpon the slab> of which is written tho
following epitaph :
Unerneath this turf doth lie,
Side to side my wife and I
(lenerous straiger spare the tear,
For could sie speak, I could not hear,
I0sppier far than when in life,
When the last trmpin tho air shall fill,
If she gets up, I'll just lie still.
To Fix Pencil Writing.
An exchange says, to fix pencil 0
writing, is siinply to breathe upon or
otherwise moisten the page as soon as
written, and when dry the lines can
scarcely be erased. Let any one
write both ways on the raino paper
and note the diff'eren'e. Passing tho
moistened tongue over the writing,
more effectually fixes it, making it as
nearly as durable as ink.
CoaiaaN Coatr.T.--A comet, supo
rior in size and lustre to Eneke's is
nightly expected. Celestial curiosity.
seekers are promised this novelty be
tween this date and June. It is the
return of Wineck's comet, which lhas
been whiskinag its t ail through space for
ever so mnany years.
M'n. E'arr'ont:-Please announce WV. M..
MAl'JTIN, Esq., as a ecnndidate for Con:nty
Commissioner, and oblige his
many 11 MANY FRIENDS.
1 respect fully nnnounce myself to the ci
Lizens of Fairfield as n. candidate ror- Conn-.
ty Commnissioner', at the ensuing election.
may 1 RCOBERT I1AWTlIORN.
A Th'rilling Incident
in the mission life of Mrs. lIngalls, in,
Burmnab, is well told in the "'ilapt ist Mes
senger',' relating how she was sent for to,
visit. one of toe ltludhist high priests, who.
had heeni neatly killed ; antd how, while in,
the most holy piace int their temple, where
none but p'riesits hadi ever been admitted,
she was permittedi uinrebiuked to usc for him
lie sacretd vessels, which none but the higli
priest dar'e touch, and to ev&n overturn and
sit on one of' their gods to rest ; all through
ho imagic intlucuce of lie Pain Killer, call
ed by thetm the "God medicine," so sute
cessftlly hadl she used it in cur ing their
many <hsenses, somo of themt considered
heretofore fatal in that climate, among which
weire cholera, liver cotmplainit, dyspepsia,
the bit-es of venomous reptiles, &e. This
speaks volumes for the P'aini Killor'-Lonadon
Rev. J. E. Clouigh, Missionary at Ongole:
Southeroin India, writes :-"We esteem your
Pain Killer very highly for scorpion stings,
c.holera, &c., anid cannot very well get along
Rev. 1. D Colbuirn, Missionary at Tavoy,
Btu'mah, wvrites ; "I shall be happy to as
sIst in extending a knowledge of a remedy
so speedy and ofreetutl." may 8-lrm
The vast amount of PLANr^-rIOS BrTiras
now being solud and shippedl frorni New York
is almost inicredible. Go when andi where
you will-along thme what yes and piers, and
at the depots-you will see great piles of
these Bitters awaiting shipmrent and con
veyance to every nook anti corner of the
countr'y,, anti to the hundreds of foreign
ports. They are very popular among all
claisses of people, antd are conceded to be
.just the thing for the climate. No Btittera
have yet breen inirodlued which have be
come~ so de.servedly popular and worthy of
pnt rotn g, to r.l who require a tonic and
stiw'mhunt. rhoy are prepared with piuwo
't (''"'i lt'ian. Calisriya and Caiscaia
Bark, atud nll the world knows ftill well
what DImh enetieial results acerrue froin
. laor.tA W^ATKta.-.Superior to the bee6
inported GJermnan Cologne, anid sold at half
thle price.my -tl
200 POUNDS STC CANDY'
Canned Tomatto, Sodai Iliscuits, Ycast
Powders, &c., just recelived at
toay 1 mOitN omCN'FY R-&(