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VU in I SBol'o,
WN3ttY Al0r1'Rig Allglst 18, 1875,
+veral months ago $47,000 woro
stolen from the Treasury in Washing.
ton. The thiovos have been doteotod
sndI looked up, and part of the money
ihat Brigham Young wants to sell
out. in Salt Lake and take a church in
J:mooklyn, and that President Grant
tikes three fingers of gin in his morn.
iug oocktail are the latest;disoovorios
of journalism.
Plymouth ehurch has not yet suo
ceerld in raising the $80,000 bonus
voted to Beeher so enthusiastieally,
tend it is thought the church
probably will -be mortgaged to secure
the requisite amount.
Messrs. Butlor, Gary and Shop.
pard have been employed by the
citizens of Edgelield to asiist Solici
tir Runkle in proscouting the Edge
field officials. It is a disgraoe to
justioo that they have romained so
long unpunished.
The attempt of Parker to escape,
and his recapture, convinco us that
Comptroller General Dunn and At.
tornoy General Melton are in earnest
in bringing his crimes to light. It ao
quits the administration of the charge
of plotting for Parh or's eseape.
The jury in the trial of John D.
Lee, the Mormon, for the massatire
of emigrants eighteen years ago at
Nountain Mloadcws, have disaurcel
and boon discharged. Nine gentiles
were for conviction, and one gentile
and two Mlormons for acquittal.
Details of this atr oci "us inassacre
have been given in a former issue.
It is to be hoped another clfort tu
bring the wurderers to justice will
bo more ruiccessful.
People would not be conoorud at
the tidings of a rebellion in
Ierzegovina, were it rot that this
threatens to bring on a general
.Europoun war. Ilcrzegovina is it
spcek on the umlap of Europo tome
whero about Turkey, and its revolt is
likely to bring 'I urkirh dominion in
Europo into question. Wo Shall
keep our readers posted as to the
progross of the llcrzegovinian revolt
A cln.jpu.: lhais been recenltly hl't) (1
at N n u. cy, in 2 ance,~~Li to discus.s Lh<
vexedqueei oflth discovev~ry of
*Ame~rica.. an iy dlist inguiished~a
wnsworo preril, and1 all thei
dlifferent theories carefully considor
ad. The' Ph~oeicians, i-ho losit tribeu
-of Israel ; the Norsemn and thtc
Tcelanders have each been accedited
with thie diseovery' of this ConitiinentL
and I ndiaunounds and remains, a
wvoll as the peculiarity of thcir lanu
guage, havo boeen adduced as i~ roont
of the respective thoorics. But
miany S&wans are of the opinion that
the American race wvas indigenous
and one quoted the remark of
Voltaire that if the Almighty ceated
ilios; in America, he could just au
casily have oroated men. The ques
tioii is stiil left in doubt. It is
hop1)d(. to have another session of
this congress at the A merican Con.
The Phomiix has again rison from
Its ashos. Mr. Solby claims that lhe
.has agoured first-class editorial talent,
nntnannounce that, after the manner
of th~e New York Ilerald, the Balti
11ore0 Sun and the New Orlens
TIimes,8 the namo11 of the editor of the
Phonix will be veiled in obsourity.
Th'le Phonix is net ambitious. It
should not pattern after these small
TIhe Phonix alro defends its past
course. Theli public would prefer that
the now Phixi. allow the dead past
to bnry its deaid, and that it wing an
entirely new tlght.
Mr. Selby is ai good printer, and ati
onorgetic man of business, and if heC
will only procure thio services of ai
able, fearless and stanoli editor, and
leave thu political course of thie pa
per entirely to him, the Phon2Iix may
reiinstat' itself ini public confidonce,
We shall Observe thle unfolding of thiu
newI leaf in it s h'istary wit-l intcerest,
and we sincerely trust thant wo shall
in future have only to com mand our
contemporary. IThe New Pheo.
nix las our best wishes.
Secretary ])lano of the Interior
has~ gotten into a peck of trouble.
Every one known that the Indian ring
savagos'or years. lint lately, spe
ciflo'ilargos have beon brought rgainat
the ring by Prdt. Marsh, of Yalo
Collego, and other gentlemen.
'fraudl 0f tho.grossest character are
proved beyond a doubt. Orville
Crant, a brother of the President, is
mired to the arm pits in those frauds.
And it is further uroven that Delano
and Grant . himself have knowingly
shielded those guilty parties for some
time. The former retorts by abusing
and insulting his acusers. Bet they
have made out such a plain case
against him:that the general sentiment
scoms to be that he had better stop
down and out of his offlce and retire
into obscurity.
Governor 1ilamberlain returned
from the North on the 7th, and his
again assumed his official duties. Ilo
should loso no time in pushing his
measures of reform. Six months ago
Governor Chamberlain was probably
the most popular man in South Caro
lina. But people are losing cotta
dene in him somewhat, we regret to
say, whether justly or unjustly,
remains to be soon. Reform is pro
gressing very slowly. Gen. Iloge's
theory that reform means reform in
the future and an ignoring of the
past, is not accepted. Past frauds
must be punished, aud if the ad minis
tration falters in this respect it will
lose the confidence of the honest, in,
telligent voters. The Union-Herald,
the organ of Governor Chamberlain,
sonie time since remarked that the
adininistration will take its time in
reforming the State, regard less of
what the Vininsboro Ni.:ws wislhes.
Now, it matters little what any indi
vidual paper wishes, but when its
wish is the desiro also of the entire
people, the Governor is unwise to
disregard it. ''hercfore, this piee
of advice is furnished gratis to the
Governor, to hurry up his reform,
and thus reinstate himself in the
public es-teem.
The Nr.ws has been criticised fur
saying that Governor Chamberlain is
a necessity. lHe is a necessity, be..
cause he has inanifestod a desire for
reform, and the power to cItet. it
Ihut should he fail to dt.) hI.s .lit , hs,
would then be no lhngL r .i 'cc.it.,
but a burden, oi a par with ail other
worthless or corupt officials, and the
State would again ho brought to ruin.
For the Governor's sak?, then, and the
sake of the people, we trust lie will
prosceute his reforms with earnest,
noss and vigor.
The third term spectre, which
somed but lately to have been exer
cisod, is a again manifesting itself in
a very lively wanner, and promises
soon to become as matorializod a spirit
as Katie King or the Indiau Girl.
Pennsylvania declareI against a third
to. n, and President Grant seizinge
this as the firat;opplortunity of deningI
his viows of the subject, in spite ot
the faet that South Carolina six
months previously had declared for
a third term, procimiind that ge
would niot again becomo a candidato
unless an '"imperative necessity' de.
miandod it. Since thein, several re
publ ican conventions have repudiate:I
thme third term heresy. lBut the Ohio
democrats in adopting a platform
which, it is charged, moans inflation,
has created a lively stir among all
parties. T1he hard mOnov radicals
olaim that this inflation heresy will
ruin the country unless it be nipped
in the bud. They claim that the
only man capable of "saving the
Union" is President Grant, who, by
lis veto of the infhtion bill last ses.
ion, becaimo the most promidnent
hard money man in the United States.
It is olaimed that the "imperative
necessity" has arisen and that Grant
must again become a pret-idential
candidate. There seems to be no
doubt that overtures hiave been made
to Grant, anmd although lie has no t ex
pressed himself, every on., knows that
"hiarkis is wil lini." There is, thore..
fore, every probabilbty that the next
eamnpaign will be a crusadle uainst
those two bugaboos, inflation and
A Remarkablo Career and a Viarning.
Eight years ago a seedy adventuir
or came to South CXaoina, wafted
from Ileaven kuows where. In a
short time lie vwas metamLnorphiosed
tnto a mnagnte of this proud State.
For four years lhe feasted on the fat
of the laind, bought fun houses,
sported mnagniticent. quipaiges, anid
builtI a fnme "'haul ." Four years
later lhe is arr stedl ami thirownm into
jail. .lis trial, from thle po..ition of
the criintal, thle magn itude of
hism o'ence, andi~ thei plitical efrect
of his conviction or acqu ittal, was
inivested withI a reoantic interest.
lIe was conmvictedl, andl ronmnded to
prison. On a dark night hoe made a
hair breaidth escape. wm consid..
trial, that a man who for four years
had defied a whole State, should
have succeeded . in eluding his 1
jailor. Respet for his shrewdness
was still further increased. But 1
the glamour surrounding his ease
was rudely dispelled by the news
of his recapture. lie was detetod,
crouching beneath an old.quilt ' in a
rude country wagon. 'He was
captured without ret.istance ; and
weary, dispirited, and travel-worn
was locked up In a folon'a cell, and
thence transported in irons to
Ilewill be again put on trial, not
for an indebtedness of hundreds of
thousands, but for the theft, of' a
coupon, just as d. zens of thieves
are tried at every term of court.
The romance attending Parker is die
pelted. His borrowed plumage has
boon stripped front him, and his
deformity is apparent to every eye.
ills ill gotton gains have done him
no good. Had be remained at
home, he might Ltave lived in ob
nourity, but he might also have borbe
the name of an honest man. But
now his name is heralded .abroad,
coupled with crime, and no one is
so poor as to do hit reverence.
And yet Parker is no more guilty
than many of his associates. Let
them take warning by his fate, hant
tremble for the day of retribution
that will surely overtake them too.
Tho North (Jarolina Election.
After a week of suspense it seems
at last to be settled that though the
republicans of North Carolina gain.
od a numerical majority in tho' popu
lar vote, the democrats have a
majority of two or three in the Gon
vention. At first the republicans
claimed and were conceded a ma
jority, but fuller returns changed the
result. We are gratified that the
democrats gained a victory, but we
are also not displeased that they have
received a bad fright.
'The old North Stato trembled iin
the balance a long time. Although
within her !borders the whites have a
majority of forty thousand votes,
yet many of tlose Tare republican:.
It was not until last ye..r, in conse.
quenco of the passage of the civil
rights bill, that the democrats ob
taitod control of the state, anid elect
ed a throe fourths majority in the
Legislature, But they were nti
utistied with this victory. The
constitution of the State had
been drafted by the (Janby L ogisla.
turo and contained many objectiona
ble features. In addition to this,
it provided fur the election of judges
by the people, and as some of the
circuits are republican, republican
judges have beceh elected, whereas,
if the lection had been lcft to the
Lecgislature, thme eutire judiciary
would have been democratic. For
these and other reasons some of the
democrats deaired to eall a conven
tion to prepare another constitution.
T'his mcasuro met, opposition ic the
detmocratie ranks, and a call passedl
the legislature only by nn applica
tion of the part~y lash. Thoe campaign
was very aerimionious. Many per
sons wore desirous of lotting well
enough alone, and thought that the
requisite changes in the constitution
could be inade. without the interpo
sition of a convention. Reports were
airculated thiat the conv'ention would
abolish the homestead law, and this
sot the poor people against it. It
was alleged that a usury lawv would
bo entgrafted in the qonstitutioni and
this ralienated capital. Them radicals
feared that their judges would, be
legislatedl out of their seats, and that
measures Injuriotas to 'their party
would be pand, and they combined
solidly against it. They asserted
that in case they eleetedl a nmajority
of the delegates they would adjturun
the conventtioimmodiately.
This zeal on the part, of the re
publ icanus, added to democratic
apathy, catme necar ruining the
democratic party. As it is, they
have just escaped by the a-kin of
heir teith ; and their nmjority is so
small they cannot eflect any radi.
cal change in the const itumt ion. The
result of the election will mako it
moi o difficult for the democramts to
carry the Stato in the general eleo,
to, whten every democratic vote will
be neetdedl.
The dnectrats of North Carol ina
showed a great want of plOitical
Sa igacity in ealhing a convention and
rismkinag all they had gained. They
us b lthemselves for the~. had
sear the recived We opethey
will learn ai lesson,
It would athppear presumnptiouis in
us to lechtire North (Carol ini:ans upon
thecir locail affairs, wetro it not that
we are deeply intterestod in thte sue..
eens of the national dlemoorney and
we t hink i ts chmatnees of success areo
leimne bey onew lo..,l bl..d
t is high time too for the demoorats
1o coape blundering. We trust that
he Noath Carolina Convention will
)o very: circumspeot, and will furnish
io carnjbaign doouients for -radioal.
sin. With this hope, we drop the
ubjeot for the nonco.
Poor Parker.
We learn that a great deal of
ympathy for Parker is being mani
FostQdsi Columbia since his reeap
,ure and itLprisonment,
Tender hearted persons are on
rasting his past luxury and present
lisconfoit and exclaiming "How
are the mighty fallen." Poor Par.
ker returned to Columbia in a pitiful
plght. His poor haids, which for
years had seen no harder woik than
the deft manipulation of bonds and
skillful seissoring of fraudulent cou
pons, were all torn and bleeding
from contact with the ragged edge
of the lightning rod down which he
climbed when escaping from prison.
His wrists were fettered with mana
olop, those wrists that for six years
were employed only in fettering the
State of South Carolina with the
manacles. of bankruptcy and disgrace.
His once fine raiment, purchased from
skilful tailors with the publio money,
was torn and mud-bespattered.
Ilis internal organization, pampered
and made tender by a life of luxury,
was injured. by his fall. Ho is a
wreck. And seeing this wreck, po
plo grieve.
They forget that Parker is the
architect of his own ruin-that his
present prodicaentt is a fitting con,
sequenco of his whole career. Had
he committed no crime, he would be
now receiving no punishment. He
is not the proper object of pity. If
there be any grief at all manifested,
let it bo t'mat Parker is the only
eriminal upon whom the tardy
Nemesis of the law has visited re
tribution. And let our sympathy be
extended to Parker's victims.
There are thousands of men in the
State to-day, puro and noble, whose
hands are scarred and torn by hon
est laborious work, rendered necessary
for the support of life, because, be-.
ing too noble to bow the knee to
Baal, they have seen their patrimony
stripped from them by a gang of
plunderers, invested with supreme
power and lad nn by a ring of which
this selfsame Parker was the moving
Thousands there are, reared i
luxury and once knowing no wants,
who to-day are compelled to wear
threadbare garments or apparel of
the coa'rest fabs ic becauso their every
effort'to regain what was lost by the
hard fortune-of war has been para
hyzed by a miserable swindling govern.
tment, of which Parker hold the purse
Thousands of women, the purest
andi best of their sex, are seen daily
borne to premature graves in conse
quece of overwork rendered necessa
ry by poverty and the denmoraliza..
tioni of labor, and because they had
not the ineans requisite to enjoy thoe
advantages of skilful medical treat
ment and t1.e course of life and
diet necessary to rostoro them to
W hen .this panorama of ruin
pa0Ses slowly before the eye, it
shuts out from view Parker's bleed-,
ing hands arnd manacled wvristsj and
shat terod hoalth; and the vast field for
sympathy thus opened, precludes the
diversioni of ainy of it to the individual
who has been ebiefly instrumental
in eflfodting such a condition' of afe
Pubjic opinion is becoming'cnttire
ly too mawkish and sentimental. 'So
soon as a criminal' hiegins to reap
tho reward of lisa misdeeds ho is
~anonitedl as a martyr. rn this
acudition of tlibigs, how ean the fear
)f pumnishmwont decter misoreants from
sinning 1 It seems to us that the
peopleC of Southm Carolina can finud
enough in their own condition to
lament without showing sympathy
for the chief cause of their misfor
t unes.
M. Etditor:
Tfho great fuss and confusion that
has unnecessar ily been going on the
'bore" since the announcement of
Lte election for sheriff, and which
sems to increase caoh day is, I
thiink, a disgrace to any community.
[Ltd Spotted Tfail been in the "boro''
i few nights ago, ho would have been
putt to shame~t, for lie would have
teard his native "War whoop"i
rendered in seven different languages
reompanied with a noise similar
to the combined roar of Niagara,
Vosuvius, the scream of forty steam
svbiales anad the big bell of Moscow
:l~rown in ais an accompaniment. And
a! fur one Sheili I Oh I that th
- -- -- I - M - A
mighty mountain would bring forth
its mnouse and lot us have peace. I
ask in }behalf of decency and morali
ty if opr council 1s powerless. If not,
why:alow such indecent, and savage
conduct to bo carried on with impu.
nity 1 A good deal has been said in
the papers about cleaning out the
stables, i d I think that some of the
stables 1 the '"bore" need looking
after. A careful observer might
also find great cause of complaint
with some of the bar rooms. The
grasshopper, caterpiller and
,buffalo gnat have all proved to bo
.groat annoyances In the West; yet the
'people there have great cause to be
thankful if they have been spared
from i sheriff's election such as Fair.
field is now undergoing. If - our
Counoil has no jurisdiction in the
;Town, then I appeal to the great
grand fathetr at Long Branch to let
us have peace. Some one of the
poets has said :
"Music has charms to soothe the savage."
Yet the combined efforts of the
colored band have boon tried, and
they wont soothe worth a cent. So
in this emergency, what are we to
do 1 If any one can tell he will
Mr. JEdttor :
FId passant we observe that the
city of Doko (which means in the
originial Greek-"where the Iron
Horse drinks water," ' is rapidly
growing in residences, we think in
a greater degroo than Ridgeway, the
latter place you kcow, laboring under
an insurmountable difficulty. "Laud,
land everywhere and not *a
foot to build on" can be bought.
Just one thing is necessary to nip
a city in the bud and this is .it.
Tourists yet unborn will visit this
good place for a town and weep that
it is not. At Killian's we spoke to a
young gentleman of the yardstick
from the capital-in search of capital
amid those arid sands. lIe was on a
collecting tour, Mr. Editor, and when
he so informed me, I felt my
diaphragm rise 1 I'd just like to see
a fellow, decked out in the latest
fshirn, dun me this weather
wothinks he'd be well done when 1
finished with him, provided always,
nevertheless, that his dimensions were
not greater !bau iA. ..... i. con.
Columbia looked refreshed after
her bath, and the carriages looked
"shiny," and the drivers more bois.
terously importunate, as if their
throats were also slaked by a bath I
But we were deaf to the bedlam they
created ; we wore passing on to
Shunim !
The country below Columbia is in
sharp contrast, with that above it.
Below, you have a beautiful level
prospect, and everything seems to
acceord with n)ature's law-order.
The fences, cotton and corn rows
should really be called "straight,
ad the railway stations, which you
apprioach in rapid succession, (ont
being just 1760 yards from the other,)
are regularly arranged, and being
newly painted, wear an air of respect.
able prosperity. But of all the
stations 'the ehiefo is Graniteville, at
once the Venice and the Lowell ot
South Carolina..The noiseless drives
and the parti-colored boats on the
sinflous eanrls produce an air of
quietudo and beauty I have not
found elsewhere.
I woen Mr. G. HI. M. could
rovivd here many memories of the
Doge ndn thod nuptial. of the
Adriatic. 'The factory with its ap
pendages of churchas, schools, opera.
tives, cottages &c., is vast in extent
and impresses you with the fact that
the manufacturo of raw cotton must
produce a handsome return both to
laborer, the capitalist, and to the
contiguous public.
Augusta by gas light is beautiful,
her streets of "magnificent diksnes"
her stately buildings and beautiful
stores of fancy merchandise all con
tribute to make her, what Columbia
once was, thu most beautiful city in
the South.
Through a long night in berths
(that were berths only in name,) we
jolt to Macon, which is on the
Oem ulgee,one of thme tuost fertile por.,
tions of middle Georgia. It is a
large city, looming up in mnanufac
tures, and the wholesale or jobbinig
trade is quite important. Thie car
shed here is as line a strtnoture, of
the kind, as can be found South of
New York, and is a model of archi.
teotural skill and~ convenience. Theli
care shown passengers is really re
freshiing; and all along the line, since
leaving the C. C. & A.' R. R., we
find ice in the water cooler.
Columbus is a large manufac..
tunring town on the CbaoeL--o
river, and is growing in enterprise
annually. The hum of he
spindles (numbering thousands
are heard in many dirootious, and
felt far beyond Matson's and Dixon's
Crops are more promising in Fair
$old than anywhere else along the
line of railroads, and here in Alabama
the seasons have been and are very
capricious. Some plantations have
not had a corn season since May, and
others, frequently ' adjoiniti, have
been often visited by copious show
ers. This phenomenon has been
attributed by scientists as a sequence
following the transit of Venus.
Tour Through the Up-Iountry.
Mr. EdAlilor
From Central we visited Salubrity
and spent the day with same hospita
ble friends. Hero we found the
purest and coldest water in the up
country, save on the mountain tops.
(rops are exceedingly fine, both corn
and wheat, in this seotion. Thence
we traveled by private conveyaus o
to old Pendleton, having a Loud op
portunity to see many crops which
we are happy to say were gener lly
very fine. We saw one feature in
farming that we weru much pleased
with, viz! the sowing broad cast with
pease the stubble field which is t6
be turned under late in the fall, It
is said to eurich land very fast..
The pga crop is destined to be the
clover of the South, although we saw
many lots of clover in our travel grow.
ing most luxuriantly.
Old Pendleton, we are sorry to
say, is not improving much, nor keep
ing pace with the times. The Air
Line running 5 miles above her has
cut off and reduced her trade very
much. We regret it, for we feel
much attached to many of her citi
Zeus. She has ever been noted for
the hospi:ality, intelligence and re
inement of her people, and no better
society can be found anywhere than
in and around her. Among the
many old friends we met hero none
we wore more pleased to see than the
former editor of that, time-honored
journal (now defunct) the Farmer and
t'lanter, Maj.)r George Seaborn. le
was ever devoted to agriculture, and
Made an able editor. May the true
""oA . r... ' be spared yet
many days, and his last days be
numbered among his happiest.
We also noticed another feature in
farming we had to deplore-the
planting of too much cotton to the
exel'asion of other crops, a system too
prevalent over the entire Sta.te, an
in fact, the whole South. Ouir coun-.
try has boon prostrated, nay inamost
ruined, by the one-sidca poliey a:
growi~ng cotton to the neglect, of every
thing else. Ahunost the entire ener
giesa ojthe vlhn ing inaterest har e been
absor tbed iu ii. Previous to the wa
the leadiung idea was to make cotton
to buy negroes to miake mocio cotton
to buy more negroes, consequjaently we
wvere left in abaed preudicamaet. iNc
groes went up, andi in mIany places an
exhauated and almost b, ee soil
,ares us in the face. It is tr uly a
.ad secace to ascend any little cmi
!Ionce and view the lanidsea pe o'er.
A great dont deal of our l..nid, how
ever, is not. beyoend redempt~eion wit
the proper management. In the
first placeo we must diversify ocir
crops. Our climate and soil is adapt.
ed to the producotion o)f a great variety
of other creps. Theire arc a pireat
many other profitable objects of cul
ture that the planter-s may resort to
besides cotton, and which we believe
will greatly add to their comfort,
pleasure and pecunIary gain. And
besides by raising only ono-thir.1 or
one-half the amount of cotton, we
believe the increase of price in the
article woubil amply repay for- the
deficiency ini quantity, ias ic is the anear
city of anly com mod ity thant lar uercss
its value. T1he priice will he ini pro
por tionI to whIaat is raisel. Thenc iie
.,ay let us abandon ouri par tiaiity for
.a ising it to the exeluion of othe
erops. TIhre o would be equalI it
not miore r-omn leration. The. pl antoer
that cult ivates a lull crop of cottonl,
never has1 timen to at tenid to aoything
else. It requires to be worl-ked latei
in thec the saason thIan ni'y other l~crop,
and you dIon't m'ore than get it laid
by before you inutst commineineo pack
ing ; and it consumes generally all
the fall and witer to get it picked,
ginned, baled awl hauled to mlarkot,
and then frequently -poecuhatorn have
entiro- control of the cropas, as we are
compelled to sell to pay for- the hien'tI
Imeat, clothing, &c., that should har-e
been made at hone, ile h ao Linae
to devote to miakinag nmanumre, in fact,
does not understand the (iarst prinei
plc of it. Ilis lot and stabales and pen
are always bare of aniy litter-, whichi
and a compost heap is rarely seen.
Censecquently we must rely on the
natural richness or fertility of the
soil and( whlen one field tails clear up
anot!her, and~ by such u'ans eintil on
futuic generations a wvorni omit country.
Ie has no time to maiike fenicing,
proper. y 1eor add, aiiy imprIJovenment
to hais place. No l..nodu ~aa rais
ont ton a fra Itn to 1 2 ... p~
pound, and pay from 16 to 18 oenti
for bacon and $1,50, to $2.00, per
bushel for corn. We have either got
to alter our system of farming, or the
district poor house will have to be
enlarged and the fortunate few that
havo the ' spondulicks will have to
take caro of the balance. We have
boen told that the-crop this year may
fall short {, yet it will not enhance
the valuo of it, from the fact that
consumers don't want it, one hundred
and fifty mills, closed in Manchester
and vicinity, and a number north
in tho United States, because they
can't got sale for the goods already
manufactured. No money to purobase
them in the South one of the greatebt
markets in the world. It wou'd
soom then that we have a large
surplus of cotton on hand. Why
should we not then risk at least a
portion of our cro'js in something else,
at all events raise our breadstuffs and
meat enough for oar ownr family use,
(which we can do in a pen perhape)'
for God knows we can't outride so
many lovers of country pork.
From 'ondleton we totk the lud
R. R. t., and paid a short visit to
A ude -sun, (our timo been limited)
which we found thriving and flourish.
ing. Anderson ii said to be one
among the wealthiest countli-s in the
State. This place enjoys ti e advan
tage of a fine university under the
c'ontrol and management of 'W. M.
Ligon, a native we believe of Fair
field, a ripo schilar, good disciplina
rian, e'cvor gentem in and a m. at
com petent instruetor. Tite con.
lencoment exercises were going on
while %e were there but we could
not attend them. Gen. Kennedy of
amden delivered an oration, which
was said to be one of the very 1 eat
and most protical addresses. We
were invited by Mr. L. to a dinner
party whilst there but were overhaul
nd on the road by our friend J. T.
Whitfield and passed the timo so
pleasantly that dinner hour rolled
around before we were awaye of it,
hence we dined with hini and his
estimable lady. Whilst at Anderson
we called on friend Hoyt, of the
Intellizoneer found him well and
doing well. le is a young man of
talent and promise and hris paper is
said to be ably edited. He has
taken a high position in his county
and no doubt righly' deserves it.
On our return to Pendieton we met
with our old room m ote and most
particular friend, S. Bleckly, a mor
chant of Anderson, a fine business
moan, and the cleverest fellow south
of Mason and Dixon'. line, (no excep.
tions.) Ile was tin his wa to the
mountains of Georgia, 'Ioeeoa,
Tolula falls &,. We promised to join
him at Walhalla, but several eireum
stances e'mibined rendered it inoon
venieint. Our Winnsboro bankers had
not rtaked us quite strong enough or
the trip and we disliked toin poise o
unnat nt.nre. althouah it would have
run as free as the tW'ater in nis own
mountain rivulets, (we will make it
again perhaps.) Long may ho wave
aid be the hronred head of a large
family of gals if he prefers it, as
for ourselves however we like 'ema
Fraom Pendletoug we again returned
to Greet.ville hy the A. R. Ri.
.n i arrived there at. 1 2 o'clock P. MI.
'tcippedl at the old favourite tire
31 nn ion House, found it in good
trim thioroughly rcenovatedl &.e, it ist
'row owrned by WVm. Calnan, forme
ly of the tColumbhia hotel I have no
doubt hut that umnder his arran~ge
"oirt it will still t'e a first class
hotel. It reminded us of old times
and hrough t bask somne pleasant
associations on taking a peep into the
'all room. TIhe cornet banrd wais
discourainig sweet music, anid youth
and beauty .were "with joy uneon
fined" treading the 'ight fantastic
graefully enough. WVo recognised
tsut fewi old negnltailtanues ini that
hirppy throng. Where were the
friends of our youth ? alas, sias
many have passed from earth, whilat
others airo scattered biore, there and
everywhere--a~ feeling of sadness
Camne over .us-so maany change.
everywhere we visitedl.
"Eant whio'dl be grave
WVhen wine carn save,
The heaviest beart fromr sinking,
A'id miagia grripos'
Give angel shapes,
To every friend we are drinking.'
,So we adjournied to thre' barr and in
a big bumper of sherry anrd ice
dlranik the bealth, prosperity and
hm'ppiness of our mountain friends,
eveirwhere, hOping that we may ire
to) sOe miore of them ini the future.
IV -. lt;a~ag ~wihes to inform lier
that s he hias *)nst ret urnedl from ithe North
after purichiashing a fin and comapiet e j
st ock of N Al ilnery, conuairilng of Frenc, h
pat arn I Mars andl Ilonnet s, St ra~w Cioods,
Flow ers
e very thaing unual ly
foanid in a tirsi. class
31 illiner'y Estalilslehet.
Al0 n a gutinpi line of White Goo,s
l)h',s Goodas, Calicoes. lIIosi eriy (.1 oves,
Net ions iiand Fanacy hoods. "ind othters
too miiuneroiis to mrent ion, all of whinh iis
exh'ee' e to arrive arnd bie open for' in
sp'ectioni during ilin week. All I aisk is
to call-and see for youirself whien my goods
z.# 35,000 Heart Shingles for sale
Chca p fo r Cashr.
J. 0. Bong,

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