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TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM. }
;v. i -r/ cr^QX) -A.TST D OLT^B QPUNTRY.
VOLUME 9. ;
^SMiraSM AUGUST 21 1875.
ALWAYS IN ADVANCE.
NUMBER 2?
Ji. F.' MtJtJlfcENFUSS., ]>out>i8t
OF CHARLESTON, cau be found at h.ia ?
OFFICE above Captain HAMIL- i -
XON^S STORE, on Mer
ket Stroet
Kef^?o^TJi^Bilj^'?.^^R.OK, B. A.
Nrbbks. Pklmr, Rosasus & Co.
;::IOT" rt?^r'c k^,^^
QrV ?RANGERURGV :
MOSES M. BROWN, the Barber pledges
liimseif to keep up with the times in all Iho
"LATE IMPROVEMENTS; as his business is
hiiflicicnt to gnrnntce tl(o above. He will
he louiul at his old stand, ever ready to
s?rvc his uQstu'n.er? ut the: shortest notice,
apl 11" T T ' ? ' ' ? '? 30
Nine Years'. Exprience
in
DRUGS and MEDICIENS.
TAINTS,
OJLS, M
BIIUSIIFS, AND
; il'ATENT MEDICIENS,
TOILET ARTICLES,
CAN DIES, ' t I
. CUTLERY,"
SEGA US, ?
TOBACCO.S
ran.td ?t: 5 . i? o\ > *??r
on.baud also a Buply of
ii'EDS And ONION SETTS",
rercriptioufi carefuly totnpounded, orders
from the country strlckly attended to at the-;
Poplar Drug Store of
DR. A. C. DUKES
jan 22 11874 ly
~~ NOT! C B. ;
All persons having claims against tho
Kainte of Peter W, A vinger. deraaed, will
present tlic same pToperly attested, and all
wf those indebted will make p iyrnent to.
ANNAViNGJiR, - ,j
Executrix.
julyl7 1875 4t
Per Djiy at SIoilIC Tcrtna free.
Address ' O. ST IN SON k CO.,
Portland, Mtiine.
-... _ 187J . ly..
I have
notice.
I hereby give notice to all interested and
concerned, tliat Kin ma Goodwill widow of
James (Joodwin, intends to have her Home
stead, for herself and her minor Children,
xct oil" in thu personal property of her late
husband in said County, thirty one days
from the date hereof. .,
a. a. Know'lton,
, Probate Judge,
o.C. -
Oraiigcburg, C. II., July lQ?i 1875.
july 10 1875 lm.
Dental Notice
THE undersigned takes pleasure in an'
nounciug to his many friends and patrons
that he has permanently located at Orangc
lmrg, C. U., S. U., where he-will devote his
en tire time, froiii every Monday till Saturday
noon to tho
PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY
in .nil its Departments. Perfect satisfaction
guaranteed in all operations entrustedto his
care. Charges very' moderate.
Office at Dr Persner's old stand over Will
cockj? Store.
:A. M. SNIDER. D. S.
L. S. WOLFE.
josJm ogren
C?CCHB?OB OF>
ROBERT JENNY.1
SADDLB AND HARNESS MAKER.
Had on hand -., , ... .
i< ? , n . * SADDLES,
> . . HARNESS,
And BRIDLES,
Of all descriptions.
A fine assortment of,,
FJLY jNTETS
nt very LOW FIGURES.
Call and two for yourself next door to
Mr.,C. D. Konijohn, R?ssel Street.
THE NATIONAL BOARD
OF
Fire Underwriters
; . ? .? .HKUKDY OFKJSKH
? A ' Reiiird'-nf : TWO1 TIDNDRED and
FIFTY DOLLARS for the detection, con
viction and punishment of the. party or
parties charged with the crime of arson, in
firing the'{?refnises sintate at Orangebnrg 8.
C, belonging to (i. S. SHIREH, on Jnne
fith 187?; said Reward will bu paid only o?i
due proof being furnished the Executive
Committee of the conviction and actual
^>uni?hmeut ofsaid criminals.
Ry Order of the Executive Committee.
: j k i /STEPHEN CKOWELB;
Chairman.
New York, June 28-187*. .
^ &e&~ For further information apply to
KIRK ROHINSON,
Insurance Agtl
July 3 J875, '2m
(Joing Oat, with i?o Tido; *
Raine mo up in bed, niy wife,
There's the hoiiihI of tlie .nea in my ear,
ktid it singsvta myxoid in a Minnie * j ??
[ That fifrlii'liriot mofcsyd to heu*.''? ? *
bpen the little window: wife, \
j Then coir.u and ait by my nidb;
We'll wait G?tl'? sweot llood-vf *ter >.
j To take uio out with the tide.
I see the harbor-bar, wif**^
' And mv deat> l?de bop fin. ?uahay;? >. ?
But who ?h#4VJ*PM8!wJlll ?| I fi
When her master hath pasaed away 7
t know that her helm, ho trusty, .,
Will answer no other hand
As it linawcred mine when I knew, wife,
You were- waiting for me oUThq strand.^ j
i ?.w2A/: A. ?* rV! & ? *f
Our boya were all before us, wife;
Wee Jack im beneath tlie wave,
And .blue-eyOd' Freddie Hh'eps, wife, |
In yonder yewrbowercd crave. ,;,
Wlicfe the early daisiea ernster
Around his Imby bed,
And the thrush sits chanting sofcer
j In yon tree that shaded the dead.
There's a chill runs through our heart, wife,
; When iby harbor-barxlolh moaiu ^ ...
But a ikrtter^fiet wilt-bo .yojra; wife,' /;
When you're left in the cot atone.
Iiift d'f^V tinVrfc llows'ofthfc sea, wife} '
And a few more ebbs of the tide, t ?
Then God's sweet flood shalMiring you j \ *
I Again to your old man's side !
The rcd&\m is.lnw'in the west."wife, f^i'
? And the UOvMuks duw.n .wi^Uje HUnj ?>.,?'
iWo will part with each other in luve, wife,
For sweetly our lives have run.
(Jive me your hand, my own love,
As you gave it in days of yore;
iWc will el aap them, ne'e:'to be sundered,
When we meet on the far-Offshore lf f
A STOKY OK TUE SU EU IFF.
A well trained hotel- elerk, .who
t. ? ' 1
knows his dqty rightly^ considers that
Itho accented guest in the hotel is as
much in his own castle as in his own
house, and will not permitliiiu tobt
( knowingly disturbed by uqpkasant
or unauthorized iutruders. This,some
times;?is of service? and prevents dis
agreeable consequences; as will*be seen
in the history ,here about tobe given,
the scene of which was at the Tru
ruont house in Boston several years
ago, and ono of the actors therein a
woiV-iVuiuwu merchant of Boston, who,'
over llmi hom de phnnc of'Acorn,' used
to furnish some of the liveliest
skctclftcs of humor,, and sharpest ot
dramatic criticisms to the old New
York/ Spirit of the Times, whom we
shall,/tR-signale as Jim Bines; the other
a we4ll-known business man of our
sistc^'ehy of Portland, whom, lor cd:i
veni'ence sake, we will call Short, inas
much us he was short when one of the
hctofts in the scene wc are about to
recount.
. It-.chanced one fino evening-that a
stranger .entered-. the' Tremont, and
addressing himself to the 'gentlemanly
clerk,' inquired if Mr. Short of Port
land was stopping at the house ?
'He is/ said tho clerk, referring to
the register.
'AYell, 1 want to see him; show me
up to hia room, if you please.'
!lf you will send your card, I will
see :f he is at home,' replied the elerk.
The visitor produced a card, which
was hauded to a bell-boy, whom lie
waa about to foliow up stairs, when lie
was restrained by the clerk.
'Be kind enough to wait, till we see
if Mr.-Short is iu and will see you.'
. The. bell-boy returned with word
that Mr. Short 'would see the gentle
man to-morrow morning.'
'Where'u his room ?' said the visi
tor. 'I'll go right up myself.'
'Excuse me, s:r! Mr. Short has al
ready sent word he does not wish to
see you till to-morrow, aud I cannot
permit him to be disturbed.
'Well, sir, I think 1 shall go up if
I you will give me the number of the
room, for I'm the sheriff, and I intend
to arrest hi in.'
At these words Jim Pines, who was
silting in a little room behiud the key
board where he had heard all the con
versation, and who is always ready to
aid a man in difficulties?Jim, know
ing this to be a case of-latc-at-night
arrest to force a claim, rose aud re
marked that 'he was going to see if
his supper was ready,' and slipping
through the dining-hall up to Iii?
room he took from thence an old pair
of buots and went to Short's room
where he was at once admitted.
'Take your valise und duds, old boy,
and come along with me.'
'What's up, JimV asked Short.
'Not much, but the sheriff will soon
be, so come along.'
Tim pair left the room, locked it be
hind them, and riues dropped the old
pair ''''of boots outside tbc door, after
which tlicy passed over to another
wing of the hou.se, to Pines' room,
where Short was left, und the former
descended, where be found the hotel
clerk still engaged in conversation
with tho.aheri?'.- ....
'I've seen about my supper, and it's.
4% Ml4*,iBsed 1,18
clerk with a wjnk.
r see this room against Mr. Short's
name on the register is 20; is that
w-fioro yoju put {Kmi ^a?e?lf?heriff
of the clerk.
., 'Yes,, sir.' . .. , .. ,.- .
I 'Then I dcniand to be shown to that
room, immediately.' !?> ,
'All right, Mr. SueriH. Boy, show
the gcn'lemun No. 20. ??: ' /.. '"
Tlic unwelcome visitor was con
-duchsd- up stairs to the desired room.'
'Inhere it was, surccnough, number on
the 'door, pair of li??fs"^tling'biiLsiiuT.'
The sheriff looked at his watch. Half
pusc nine. 'Humph!' goes to bed
early.'-.. He knocked; no ..response,
j^japlfcfid atlittloi.jl)4(\i.r; ^Il'ilW'i'Qp.ly.
'Boy,' said he to the bell-boy who
.still stood near, him,'isjdiere: any door
opening out of this loom to the chain-:
bora ci^lfCr-side ?' \
o^N'o, tir; you? call sec for yourself
there's nobody iu this one/
The sheriff looked into the unbeeu
'pied robins od each side, and satisfied
himself that there wiu> norcommuniea
tion, and then, with a grim smile, took
a chair from one of them and satdown
beside the door of number 20.
'Boy,' said the officer of the law, 'do
you u-unt to earn a dollar?'
i 'Yes, Bir7 ^aid* the '^waiter,"as his
eyes sparkled.
'Well, take tliis Woto for md,'snid
the officer, as ho hastily scribbled on
tho back of an old letter, 'aud bring
me nu answer, and you shall have it.'
The waiter was otFlikc a shot, and
returned with an answer, which was
nothing less than a deputy officer, to
whom the other in a whisper explained
the situation. 'He's in here, aud no
way of getting out; we can't break in
the door; you must watch here till
morning, a.AI when he comes out to
breakfast arrest him. Boy, there';;
your dollar.'
Thusi left, the deputy settled him
self comfortably down iu his chair,
and the .sheriff walked oil', satisfied
that lie had trapped his bird.
Next morning about eight o'clock,
he reappeared. There sat the watch
man,, looking a little red ab.nit the
eye-lids, and there stood the boots, a*
when he left the night before.
'Any movemeut, Linx?'
'Not a bit as yet; quiet as a church
yard.'
'Ah, ha! Thinks to tire us out. Go
down mid get some breakfast, I.inx,
and I'll mount guard while you're
absent.' < n *\?
The deputy went away, and in halt
an fionr returned invigorated and re
freshed, and resumed his post, which
he faithfully held till lioon, when his
principal again made his appearance
ou the scene.
?What! Not up yet?'
'Not'a motion !'
The two me'u looked at each oilier
(Ipubiingly. At this moment one of
the chambermaids came along, with
broom aud a bunch of keys in baud.
'Ciot a key that'll opeu this room y'
said the sheriff.
'Vcs, sir,' said the maid. Applying
it, the door tlcw open, and the two
officers rushed in.
11 was emptj'.
The bed was undressed; a 1 it-1 f
snioked cigar and a nowsptper oi the
day before lay upon the table, which
were all the traces of its having'been
occupiod.
From force of habit the deputy
guarded the door, whij? bjs principal
looked into the shallow closot, under
the bed, out of the window (.it was
forty feel to the pavement), and had
even taken off the blower fit the little
j fire-place, with the vague iu as that
the man sought might have vanished,
in sonic mysterious manner, up the
chimney, when his eyes caught sight
ot the boll boy, standing outside tho j
door.
'Say, Iboy, do you know where Mr.
Short is, who occupied this room.'
'Sure, sir, ho ihuitt he in Portland,'
paid tho boy, with a grin, 'he left in
the seven o'clock train, arid it's twelve
now.'
\ Tho sheriff glanced at hi* watch.
'Yek,! bnt whose box/ts aro tho?c at the
door^^*1' : '
j \/X^fBc,\ sajd the boy, takiug.tbom
up; .'those be Mr. James Piues' boolo,
here'u his name on the lining.'
And so itwaB, and the officers had
never thought to look in them.
.? 'Are you afraid any one would stale
'em, that ye sit by 'cm so ?' asked the
waiter, maliciously.
The sheriff made no answer, but
strode oiit of the room, send tug Iii?;
boots aside with a vigorous kick as lie
passed towards the s?nir-case. When
he wnshalf-wdV down, Ko was stoppi-d
by the voice 'oFthe bell boy.' who, lea. -
nig over tho. ban: utters, called ouL:
j 'Sir, jista.moment, pla/.c.',
'Well, what is ill' replied the
officer, turning tip his lace.
'Would-you tell'mo, plaze, how
much it is Mr, Pines pay? an hour for
the Watchin! ay his boots ?'
The sherifl'-vuitchsafed only an in
dignant 'humph,' and passed on. ILj
;and his deputy had passed out upon
the front steps of the hous ? wdion
another waiLorj running after him,
tapped him on the shoulder with the
inessageithat the hotel clerk wished to
speak with him. Hastening back
with the thought-that be was to heal*
something^ ijejppe$fing J\is lost"game,
[hot was met with a bland smile by the
ilerk,:who remarked : .
'b'lieve you [forgot this iittle bill.'
'Little bill! What little bill?'
The clerk presented a paper bear
ing the pictorial representation of the.
Tremont, and beneath which was the
chat^oj^
Stkimi kn Graham, Estj.,
To proprietors Tremont House. Dr.
Lodging. SI 00.
'Do you mean to say that you intend
charging me a dollar lor my man's,
.sitting up in a chair here all ;.ight ?
said the officer of the law, ted and
irritated.
'Can't tell how he passed the night;
all 1 know is that we gave him lodg
ing, and one dollar's our price,' re
plied tins clerk icily.
'Say, Charley, have you seen .v.y
old boots?' asked u gentleman at this
juncture w ho appeared to be acci
dentally standing near. 'I've missed
'em from niy room, I hope some one
has kept an eye on 'em, lor I would
rather give a dollar than lose 'em.'
'Ah! right, the boots is safe, sure
didn't tlie ..gdntloiuuu sit by Jem all
night,' answered the grinning w.dler
as the shcrifftiirucd around.
'Ah ! Graham, good morning?
much sbli.'od to you?here, let me
pay this, lodgiugbill, for 1 priv.a ihosr
booLs,' saii Jim Pine*, as be took the
slip of paper fVom the shori!! "s hand?,
who stood staring' ni hii?.
'Mr. Pines, 1 givu ilup- I'm euchr
ed,' said the officer,'and that's the lim
p'air of boots I ever knew that helped
a man to run away without his being
in 'em.'
'Ah,'said J im, 'there's nothing like
leather when there's business afoot.'?
fio&tun Commercial Ifiifletuiv
The matrimonial market has, since
the pauic, been extremely dull, and
heads of families are in a most des
pondent inood. It had been hoped
last Fall that tho Winter's festivities
of marriage fairs would have witness
ed a revival in trade, aud every legi
timate effort was made by those hav
ing on hand .stock held ovor from the
previous season to force off good; that
were rapidly growing out of fashion
and depreciating in value. Prices,
were liberally marked down; young
ladies who, before the panic, were
held (by themselves) at a Fifth
avenue house, a Newport villa and an
Opera box, modestly hung out signals
of distress and openly avowed their
predilections for love in a cottage,
Lat so depressed was the general feel
ing that ovon with these concessions
vory little business was transacted.
There was much skirmishing, but few
serious engagements,
DK?il'l'iMlUlKK.
An?tj Bkn Ajmikms Mo it a l, D k a w n
FkOM a PrOTKAGTKO session at A
Pi?UHIA N A M L H KM KNT.
One of tho liest things in D. 11
Locke's humorous book, the*Morals
i?f Ahn Hen Adheiri,' in the following
travestie <>u u popular American
amusement :
Abou Ben A'tBi'em1, Iii an nnplssunt
frame of mind one morning, was ap
proached by a long-nosed, sad-looking
man, who propounded to him the
query, 'What is remorse ?'
To which Abu replied, 'The ltumi
liating sense of an abject failure.'
'What!' exclaimed the seeker after
truth, 'is there no such tiling as sor
row and regret for wrong-doing?'
'Frequently, my aged infant, fre
quently. There are minds so sus
ceptible to proper impressions, so
spiritualized, if 1 may use the express
ion, as to feel a pang or two after they
ha ve done a wrong thing; b ut they are
not common.
'Listen to my own experience. A
great many years ago, in Persia, I
made the acquaintance of a party of
men who mot frequently to indulge in
a game played with cards, which I
presume; you know nothing of here,
ciillcd; in Persia, drah-poquicr. It is
a curious game. The cards arc dealt
one at a time, till each has five; then
those who are playing, put on the
centre of the table a coin, stub as has
been determined upon?say a kopeck;
then they are allowed to throw away
as many cards as thoy choose, taking
from the pack an equal number, then I
the man who sits next to the dealer
remarks sarcastically, 'I am the aged
one, impoverish me,' aud the bi tting
begins. It is a curiousgumcaud is
fluctuating, tho players being kept in
a pleasant statu of uncertainty as to
what the othci-s have, till they conio
to what they call a 'show-down.'
'Well, I learned this game, ami
played it with unvarying success for
some days, winning, on tin average,
four or live dirhems at a silting. As
I gathered in my spoils I saw nothing
wrong in the game. Jlsoemed tu me
a most desirable and, in ali respects, a
gentlemanly game.
'I am sorry,' I said to myself 'for
I Infix, tlie bei lows-maker, and for
Nadir, the seller of shawls; but Allah
knows I risk my substance on the
cards as do they, and had they my
luck they would ha\c my money. Be
ehesm, it is a highly moral game, and
had 1 - an hundred children I would
tea ell it them. What is thera wrong
in it? It is my money which 1 risk;
it is their money which they risk.
There is no trickery or cheating hi
this game for the cards are fairly
dealt, and we make wagers on out
judgment or our luck, So docs the
merchant who buys tho wheat of
I KhurdisUin, believing that tha crop
will be short, and thai it will go up.
So ddee the merchant who. sells the
corn of Kohmul, believing that the
crop will be heavy and the pried will
go down. What is this but gambling ?
If thvy pLy with wheat aud corn,
why should not Ilaliz and 1 play
with cards? And then it strengthens
the mind, it develops tho judgment,
quickens tho reasoning powers, and
broadens, widens aud strengthens the
mental man. It is a noble game and
a great pursuit.'
'Thus reasoned I, joyously.'
'I had no remorse, nor did it occur
to me that it was gambling.'
'But one night it so happened that
I bad a certainty on ilaliz. I had
three cards alike in my hand? that is
to say three aces?and when the Card?
were helped, as the phrase is, I took
another, llafiz drew one card to the
four that he had in his hand, and the
belting began. Now, four aces is a
strong hand, there being but one that
can beat it, namely, a strate-phlush. I
wagered a kopeck to help Ilaliz on to
his ruin, llow I gloated over those
four aces ! 1 saw nothing wrong in
those four aces, nor in making out ol
Ilaliz, thebcllows*mendop,all that lie
should make by his trade for a year*
116 saw my modest kopeck nnd said
that he wouhj wngjr a diyhsm m nib
ditiori. Exulting iu the strength of
riiy fnur av.es, I gladly put up the
dtrhcm, und remarked that such was
my faith in my hand that I would
impoverish him to tho extent of ten '
dirhems more, llafi/.?on whose iiead "
light curses!?saw the ten dirheiu,
and boosted me (^b no* tod?is u. Persiau .
phrase") one hundred dirhemv. I moda
sure that the four aees wus uotnn ontt-'i
cal delusion, and wont htm one thous -
and dirhems, which he sutv, and carat*,
back at ma five thousand dirhews, ?
wnich, feeling that it would be cruel
to utterly ruin hini, I called, without
further gymnastics.
'.Smilingly 1 laid down my four aces
arid reached fur the property. Smil- ;
ingly he put away my outstretched
and eager hand,and laid dowu beside.,
my four aces his accursed hand, which
was asinttc-phlush.
'The property is mine ?' said ho.
'It is!' said I.
'TIku I experienced a foiling of re
morse. Then I fell that drab poijuier
was gambling, and tbnt gambling iu
any form was a sin of the most hein
ous nature, and that I bad been guilty
of a crime.
'Oh, why,' I exclaimed, 'did I ever
permit myself to become infatuated
with the desire for gaming !' If I win,
it is my neighbor's dirhenis; if I Ipso,
it is my owu. In any case, there i*(
nothing of actual value that passes.
While we use capital in gambling, wo
produce nothing. One side is richer,
the other poorer, and there has bceu
a waste of precious time. BWidee.it
is terribly demoralizing. It .infatuates ?
a mar and enfoobles bis mind. His
mind dwells*.n the game to the exclu
sion of everything that is good; it
crushes out everything that is high
and noblef and develops everything
I that in mean and Munll iu one's nature,
i.It ruins the loser financially and
ruins the winner morally. Wretch
that I am ! why did I ever permit
myself to play at all ! Why did I
permit this cursed infatuation to grip
me ? And remorse sat on me, and I
beat my breast and pulled my hair.
Bewailing my wickedness, I deter
mined to purge myself of the uuholy
thing.'
'Would I have so thought and so
done had 1 held the strate-phlnsh,
and the accursed bellcjws-mcnder th?
four aces ? I do not know.'
j The pretty playfulness with which,
i little children charm away the cares
of their parents was Wlusttated by a
touching occurrence iu Indiana. A
; boy of six years after watching tho
laundry proceedings, and especially
the way in which the wrinkles in the
linen disappeared before the fiat-iron,
retired to meditate iu the room whoio
his father was taking his after-dinuer
I nap. There, gazing upon the furrows
which years of struggle had mado.up;
on the marble brow of his parent, bo
was seined by u beautiful idea,. In
less thfttl a miaute that devoted little
boy was smoothing out those marks of
tisno and sorrow with a very hot flat
iron. Lifo doesn't seem go happy tu
his young heart now as it used to.
j lit Detroit, recently, when a crowd
had col eetrd around a boy who had
been run over ami badly butt, a man
rose up at d said: "I am sorry enough
to cry, but I haven't time. I want to
call your attention to my new patent
clothes-wringer, which is warranted
to?." At this point he came down
on the pavement, several parties step
ped on him, and us he was being
sponged oil'in a drug store, ho inquir*
ed, "Is this Texas or Michigan V
Poverty is the test of civility and
the touchstone of friendship;?Hazlitt.
What arc they which, though al
ways drunk, arc never intoxicated ???
Toasts,
Why is a compositor like a crippln ?
Because he can't got on without a
stick.
An Alabama man has been trying
? tu lead a church and manufacture
Lad nickels at the same tima.
A lady in Memphis says she dosen't
want any jewelry, hasn't a looking
gln^s in 0>? house, and wouldn't take,
a silk tiwsj- ite a gift.

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