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to examine the address on his paper,
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to which the paper has been paid for.
Many of our subscribers will thus see
that they have paid in advance; but
there :'re many others who will dis
cover that they have not.
Not Reconciled.?John A. Studley,
of Midway, who was cowhided recent
ly by W. T. Connelly and A. L. Ott,
says" "time w?l tell" whether he is re
conciled to the indignity or not. In
a 'card he says: "And now, since
the lady and "her friends have taken
the steps they have, in jestice to my
self, I must sav that her mother knows
the whole truth, and knows that I have
not lied. Every one can see that the
correspondent "was not clisposed to do
me justice in that reporC"
Democratic Clurs.?Every Demo
cratic Club in the county should be
thoroughly reorganized at once and a
new roster made out with none but
members of the club upon it?that
is, of men whose names appear upon
no other roster, and who have upon
the reorganization authorized their
names to be placed upon the new roll.
Don't wait, but go to work right now
like good and true men and show some
interest in the welfare of your county
Excrnsiox to Charleston.?There
will be a grand fourth of duly excur
sion to Charleston by way of the South
Carolina Railway. Tickets will be sold
for all trains on the 3rd, 4th and the
morning trains of the 5th, and will be
good to return on any passenger train
until Tuesday, July bth. A good chance
to spend the glorious Fourth and see a
professional game of base ball between
Charleston and Augusta on the after
noon of the 3rd. Indulge on this great
holiday in sight-seeing. Island excur
sions, "surf bathing, &c. Fare for the
round trip from all stations between
Rranchville and Columbia or Augusta
?S2.00; stations below Bronchville ?1.50;
children from all stations SI.
Sweet Girl Graduates?The com
mencement season has about closed.
Tho sweet girl graduates have been as
fair as any of their predecessors; their
dresses as white; their essays as poeti
cal, and the flowers of appreciative
friends as profuse and fragrant, More
over, the weather lias been, for the
most part, delightful. Until the leaves
fall in tha Autumn, these fresh spirits
from school will enjoy the most de
lightful rest-time of their lives. The
preliminaries are past, and the real la
bors have not yet begun. Youthful
anxieties are over, and the vexations of
maturity uro unknown. If they have
any visiting or playing to do,"now is
the time to do it. "They will never
have so ranch leisure again, or so much
capacity to en joi it..
We Declined.?We received all the
way from London a circular from
"Jensen & Co.," with an advertisement
of a matrimonial agency which we
were requested to kindly insert for one
month, ?'send copy of paper with first
insertion, also account," with the in
formation that the latter "shall be at
tended to at once." We have no doubt
? it would be attended to; none in the
world. The real essence of Jensen &
Co., is found in the advertisement they
send, which says their agency is "Estab
lished to supply settlers in" the States
with the addresses of respectable young
women who are willing to communi
cate with bona fide tradesmen, farmers
and others desirous of meeting with
useful wives. They will be supplied
from the agricultural districts of Eng
land, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as
well as the continent of Europe. Ap
plicants .should state their particular
requirements and preferences, enclos
ing postal order for two shillings to
ineel preliminary expenses." Of course
we declined to bite.
"A Wort i> of Advice.?After you get
on yj'.ir ear and make up your mind to
stop your paper to make the editor feel
humiliated, just poke your linger in
water and then pull it out and look for
the hole. Then you will know how
sadly you are missed. The man who
thinks that a paper cannot survive
without his support, ought to go off
and stay awhile. When he comes back
half his friends don't know he was
gone. The other half didn't care a cent
and the world at large had not kept
any account of his movements what
ever. You find tilings you cannot in
dorse in every newspaper. Even the
Bible is rather plain, and hits some
very hard licks. If you were to get
mad and burn your Dible, the hundreds
of presses would still go ahead printing
them, and if you were to stop your pa
per and call the editor all sorts of
ugly names, the newspaper would still
be published. And, what is mare, you
will sneak around and borrow a copy
every week from your neighbor, It is
much better to keep your vest pulled
down and j our subscription paid up at
least one year in advance.
Hampton Literary Society .De
bate. The fourth annual debate of
the Hampton Literary Society and the
second anniversary "meeting of the
Girls Chapter of the Sheridan Classical
School was held Wednesday evening
23 ult., in the hall over the school
rooms. After prayer by Fiev. J. E.
Carlisle, Gen. Jas. F. Izlar, the presid
ing officer, announced the following as
the query lV.r discussion: "Resolved,
That the negro is a failure as an
American citizen." The. arlirmative
side ol the question was ably defended
by Messrs. I'. L. Felder and II. W. Rice,
while the negative was equally as well
taken care of by Messrs. X. L. 1'ike and
M. C. llavsor. At the conclusion of
the speeches of the debaters. Gen. Izlar
made a most excellent little speech in
which he took occasion t<? compliment
the young men on the handsome man
ner in which they had acquitted them
selves. Tito exercises of the Girls
Chapter, u hioii now took place, consis
ted ji the : eading of an essay by Mis<
Atiice Ray w. a selei tion by .Miss Alice
Stoli, a recil.ilion by Mi-< Dina Kuhn
ami the Maledictory by Miss Georgie
Sheridan, i'he entertuiuuicnt was ;
very pleasant and enjoyable affair, and
the" young !: lies and gentlemen of the
Cl. ;?? ;? md Society deserve credit for
the handsome manner in which they
acquitted themselves. The large ati
dieuce i:i attendance were indebted t>.
Professors A. Berg and H. Kohn for
the very sweet music which was furn
ished on the occasion.
our brevity basket.
I Filled With Brief Mention of Many Minor
Events of the Week.
The new telephone exchange is near
ly complete. There are eight subscri
bers to it.
All the boarding pupihrot our town
have gone home. We wish thein a
pleasant vacation and a sate return next
If you want to send your sons or
daughters to college there is no better
place to prepare them than the schools
Ii. G. Price, Esq., of the Walterboro
Press, was in town last week in atten
dance on the exhibition of the Sheridan
It is generally understood among
Capt. J. H, Felder's friends that he
will stand for legislative honors at
the approaching election.
Wonder if all the so-called leaders in
the farmer' movement want office? If
they do, they will outnumber the rank
and file by a large majority.
If we are to judge by the young ladies
we saw at the picnic at Ziegler's store
last Thursday we think Caw Caw
Township is a good place for a fellow
, to go for a pretty wife.
Our young friend, B. II. Moss, Esq.,
who has been taking an extended
Northern tour, returned home last
Friday. While in Washington he
called*on the President.
The Committee of Arrangements of
the Philomathic Society have our
thanks for an invitation to attend the
third annual social of the Society,
which conies off to-night.
It is reported that Mr. V. V. S. Aus
tin, of the Fork, will be a candidate for
the Legislature next Fall. We thought
so when we saw him figuring in the
farmers' movement. Well, if he gets
votes enough he will be elected.
The Marion Star says; "An effort
was made last week to organize Tin
num clubs in two townships in this
County, but there were only six men
at one meeting and three at another."
The same thing has happened in other
Among the graduates of the Colum
bia Female College this year we notice
the names of Miss Mamie Summers,
Miss Leila Livingston and Miss Carrie
Summers ot our county. We congratu
late these young ladies on the success
ful completion of their education.
Miss F. L. Meilichamp requests us
to correct a mistake that occurred in
our report of the exhibition of Melli
champ's High School. Prof. Berg
directed the instrumental music on the
above occasion, and not Miss Meili
champ as we stated in the report. "We
were misinformed, hence the error.
The July number of the Eclectic
Magazine begins the forty-fourth
volume of the new series, and we find
ample evidences of the fact that this
stirring periodical justifies its high
reputation. Xo one wishes to keep
himself au courant with the best cur
rent thought of Europe can dispense
with this magazine. In the present
number we f.nd a large variety of pa
pers and many eminent writers repre
sented. Matthew Arnold attacks Glad
stonism in an article called "The Nadir
of .Liberalism," and following this pa
per we have one by Dr. Henry Mauds
ley on "Heredity in Health and Dis
ease." Frederic' Harrison attacks the
new pedantry of scholars in changing
the outhography of well-established
names, and Cardinal Manning consti
tutes a pungent and suggestive article
under the name of "The Child of the
English Savage." Laurence Oliphant
writes pleasantly about some of his
own reminiscences. ("Moss fron a
Polling Stone.") Other striking arti
cles are papers on "Longfellow," on
"The American Montaigne" (Dr. Oliver
Wendell Holmes), "The people and
their Friends," by a London Artisan,
"Criticism as an Inductive Science," by
William Archer, and an Astronomical
article by Richard A. Proctor, "Whence
Came the Comets ?" The short articles
are bright, suggestive and well selected.
This number contains a fine steel-en
graving entitled "Blind Man's Buff,"
copied from Myer Von Bremen's cele
brated painting", and, as it begins a new
volume, it it; a good time to begin a
new subscription. Published by E. It.
Pelton, 25 Bond Street, New York.
Terms. !?5 per year; single numbers, 15
cents; trial subscription for 3 months,
81. Eclectic and any S4 Magazine $8.
Philomathic Literacy Society.?
The exercises of the present scholastic
year of Mellichamp's High School were
brought to a close last Thursday even-!
ing by the public debate of the Philo
mathic Literary Society, composed of
the more advanced young men and
young ladies of the 'school. The first
part of the exercises consisted of read
ings by Miss Rosa Wolfe, B. E. Izlar,
Miss Gertie Cannon. Miss Edith Melli
I champ, T. E. Liglitfoot, and an original
I essay by Miss Floriede Lowman. Then
came the discussion of the querv,
"Which has bestowed the greatest
benefit on mankind, the warrior,states
man, the philosopher or poet?" .Mr.
Jos. V. Andrews advocated the claims
of the warrior, Mr. Fred Wannamaker
! spoke in behalf of the statesman, Mr.
Louis Link in behalf of the philosopher,
and Mr. W. R. Lowman closed the de
bate by contending that the poet was
entitled to be classed the greatest, bene
fit betowed on mankind. The speeches
showed considerable thought und
thorough preparation, were well de
livered, and were frequently appladed
j by the large audience. Mr. T. M. Kuy
j sor, of the Orangeburg Ear, presided
I over the debate, and at its conclusion
delievered an eloquent and exceedingly
j appropriate address to the young men
land young ladies of the society and
I school. Mr. Haysor's speech contain
? ed much valuable food for thought and
I made a decided impression on his audi
ence. His thoughts were clothed in the
. most chaste and beautiful language,
. and his earnest delivery was well calcu
lated to make a fine impression on his
! hearers. _
Jon WoitK.?We are waiting for your
orders for Job Work and arc prepared
to do it in the best style. a nice lot of
; stationery and every requisite to the
eood execution <>f "work constantly
kept on hand. Letter und bill heads
put up in tablet?._ _
Fi>t:v \l. Thursday Evening, July
18th. for the benefit uf the Children's
[Society of the Presbyterian Church,a
I peach festival will be held on the Pres
byterian Church Lawn, from G to 11
o'clock. Admission free. Refreshments
' of ice cream, cake, frozen peaches, &c.
i The public are invited.
The Sheridan Classical School.
The exhibition of this school came
off last Friday evening. The large and
spacious school hall was well filled
with parents and friends of the chil
dren. Promptly at eight o'clock the
pupils marched into the hall while
Miss Georgia C. Sheridan played a
march on the piano. After prayer by
Rev. Edwin Muller, the following pro
gramme was carried out:
Music?Duet form the Opera "Der
Freisch?tz?Miss Alltma Auber
chont and Prof. Berg.
Puzzling Things. .Dempsey Hydrick.
A School Boy.Thomas Raysor.
Angels Can Do Xo More.Aug. S.
Old Ironsides.Miles Pipkin.
A Christmas Coral, r.. Willie Ewing.
School Called.Herman Spahr.
Brillant?Miss Annie Cornelson.
Bivouac ok Dead.Bruce Salley.
Death of Jasper.Charlie Culler.
The Sword.Geo. Livingston.
The Two Cups.S. 0. Izlar.
Confederate Xote Memorial .. Wil
Count's Daughter. . .Eugene Walter.
Vacation?Annie Perrvclear, Cora
Sheridan, Hattie Way.
Music?Visions of Rest Waltzes?
Miss Alice Raysor.
Conquered Banner. . .Virgil Dibble.
Not an Experiment?Charles Hor
Missouri in 1SG0.Henry Jennings.
War 01 Liberty.John Beclcwith.
Tell Me Ye Winged Wixds?Annie
Livingston, Minnie Vaughn, Bessie
Ilorger, Lizzie Raysor, Daisy Salley,
Essie Brunson, Mamie Ewing.
gretto Grazioso?Miss Agnes
The West.Alonzo Horger.
Liberty and TnE Constitution?Fe
lix D. Rush.
Military Insubordination. .Fletch
Prospect of Califonia.Arthur
-.W. J. Sinoak.
Polish Boy.Ilutson Salley.
Music?Beaming Eyes Waltz?Miss
Death of Garfield.Xorman L.
Washington.W. P. Herndon.
Danger to the Union. . Donald Salley.
National Character. . .G. B. Hiers.
Condition of Europe?Daniel Pad
'Music?Merry Princess Polka
Caprice?Miss Annie Cornelson.
Battle of Fox' t v;y... . Alex. ST Sal
Independece ur Greece. .H. W.Rice.
nelson, Minnie Edwards, Emmaa)or
nelson, Lizzie Sheridan,
Music?TnE Fire Fly Duet?Miss
Alliqe Raysor and Prof. Berg.
The boys and girls all did w/ell and
reflected no little credit upon their
teachers. The music, which was in
strumental altogether, was performed
by pupils of Professor A. Berg, Who is
one of the best music teachers in the
State, and on this occasion, as is usual
with them, they fully sustained their
The annual report of the seh*/! as
read by the Principal, Capt. H.'G. Sheri
dan, was a very gratifying exhibit, and
showed the school to be in a very pros
perous condition. During the past
year the school has had on its roll the
names of 100 pupils, 21 of whom were
from other counties. The school now
has 18 representatives in the colleges of
the country and at this session Samuel
Dibble, Jr., graduated, and will enter
the South Carolina College in October.
This is indeed a good showing and
should be a matter of pride to the
teachers of. the school,
j During the early part of the week the
pupils were subjected to a most rigid
examination, which was satisfactory
to the teachers and parents and credita
ble to the pupils.
All the public exercises of the school
this year have been very satisfactory
indeed, and we think the teachers and
pupils have fully earned the vacation
just ahead of them by their earnest
and creditable work and we wish them
all a pleasant and profitable season of
Masonic C blebration.?0 liver
Lodge of Free Masons celebrated St.
John's Day last Thursday with a big
picnic and speech making at Ziegler's
Store, in Caw Caw Township. By in
vitation Shibboleth Lodge of this place,
Izlar Lodge, of St. Matthews, and Liv
ingston Lodge, of the Fork, particpat
ed in the festivities of the occasion.
The craft was called together about 11
o'clock in the Lodge Room of Oliver
Lodge by Master-Hilderband,
where they were formed in procession
and marched to an adjacent grove.
Gen. Jas. P. Izlar, Past Grand Master
of the State, was then introduced and
delivered a most excellent address on
Masonry. Gen. Izlar was followed by
W. L. Glaze, Esq., and Dr. A. S. ny
drick, each of whom made entertain
ing speeches appropriate to the occa
sion. After the speaking, one of the
most bountiful dinners we ever saw
spread, was partaken of by the Masons
and their friends. The music of the
occasion was furnished by a choir from
Shibboleth Lodge under "the direction
of Professors a. Berg and H. Kohn,
and was most excellent. The day was
passed most pleasantly and every one
that attended enjoyed the occasion very
much. The good people of that section
of our county know exactly how to
make strangers fed at home, and they
succeeded admirably last Thursday in
Same Old Tale?The towns of
Lancaster and Woodruff, both dry by
act or the legislature, are agitating the
question of new charters allowing li
censes for the sale of liquor. They lind
the existing law persistently violated
by druggists and others, and that pub
lic sentiment is not strong enough to
secure the punishment of the criminals.
This is the same old tale. We believe
that the whiskey selling druggists does
more to defeat prohibition than all the
votes of those opposed to it in South
Carolina. The temperance people
ought to start a movement against
Picnic?We are requested in an
nouce by .Mr. Hazard Iktrdin that there
will be a basket picnic given at Jerusa
lem Church on July 9th. Captain B. R.
Tillman is expected to speak, as well
as others. Everybody is invited to
come and bring ? basket and have a
HAPPENINGS AT ROWESVILLE.
A Newsy Letter from Onr Little Sister
rowesville, June 29th, 1880.
While we readily admit the correct
ness of the statement in your last issue,
we would add that some one must have
a '?fly on him;"it is advisable to get en
tirely out of the woods before the yell
is made. Bear in mind that the base ball
season is still in its infancy, and there
may yet be some wonderful surprises
in store for the baseball fraternity from
the 0 K's. "We" would be ever so much
delighted if the Jamison's would visit
us at headquarters again that we might
in seme way give them an inkling of
our appreciation of their hospitality.
"We are pretty universal in the opinion
that they will not prove such terrors
when they get oil from home.
We have had several refreshing
showers in the past few day's which
has buoyed up the vegatable kingdom
considerably. Sambo has laid aside the
farming implements and takes recrea
tion around the cat-fish holes, getting
tri-weekly nibbles, and judging from
the mode of cultivating, every other
row, we would suppose the merchant
only took half stock and his part was
placed in the hands of Providence, while
Sambo takes care of No. 1.
Cur energetic young townsman Mr.
T. M. Dukes has a remarkably fine crop
in good condition. This being the first
attempt on his own responsibility, we
wish him all the success he merits.
Mr. D. J. Barton had a difficulty with
a negro who came into his yard, and in
a theatening manner defied him to ap
proach, he was taught a lesson which
he will not soon forget and which had
a good effect, for he returned immedi
ately to his work, and Mr. Barton has
had no further trouble. It will teach
them that the 0 K's are dangerous
boys even outside of the base ball field.
Messrs. TV. L. Wolfe & Son are in
creasing the size of their already com
modious store to have room for fall
Miss Jennie Colson.Mr. Willie Whet
stone and Capts. Hasell and Moore of
Charleston spent Sunday at this place.
Mr. Willie Banks is alsoon n visit here.
Certainly it is the very attractive young
ladies here which induces the visits of
such popular men; probably the myste
ry will now be opened up how it is that
there are so many bachelors where there
are such attractive ladies, the fault is
undoubtedly with the ladies, for you
will always find two or three of these
inevitable bachelors' horses hitched at
one or the oth er gate post. These other
gentlemen visiting here may have the
effect of "screwing their courage up to
the sticking point?'
Midway was to have played Branch
ville club here on Tuesday?something
wrong?some one dubious of an un
A nice and select little party of
Rowesville's fair young ladies and gen
tlemen and several invulnerable mind
ed dudes participated in a picnic at1
"Orange Grove" on last Thursday, with
the exception of a shower or two just
at the time dinner was announced
there was no interruption to the days
enjoyment, the children most especially
had a nice time, one young lady took
delight in entertaining them. We had
a sumptuous and elegant dinner, every
body brought baskets full, (with one
exception and he was anxious that his
should be filled?one of the above men
tioned bachelors of course,) of various
kinds of dainties; epicure could not
A moon-light picnic is spoken of,
how the moon-light is to be produced
is a mystery to me; now if they had
substituted gas the mystery would
easily have been solved for there are
several young men about the village
who have enough and some to lend.
Those who are experimenting with
the cultivation of tobacco are having
all the showers they need for trans
planting. Mr. J. P. Sain is said to have
the most advanced crop of that weed
in the neighborhood.
Since we have learned that our young
farmer with the enormous expectations
had a sweetheart between him and his i
farm, it is natural that he should have I
a good crop, or at least one would sup- i
pose so from the number of times he
visits or goes in that direction per day.
Our "dudes" (for thero are several)
are having picnic times now. One has
gone away, (or at least we hope so,) in
the capacity of traveling salesman for
some hardware establishment; it is hard
to say for what house, but one would
suppose for some New York firm from
the airs he assumes. The others have
stepped out, we suppose their narcotic
are exhausted and they arc around
some narcotic establishment replenish
There is considerable amount of sick
ness in the neighborhood at this writ
ing, among them we are sorry to say is
our young friend Mr. J. D. Bowman,
who we hops ere this reaches you will
be convalescent. We are also pained
to chronicle the demise of Mrs. dames
Cox, who died after an attack of only
a few hours, leaving a bereaved hus
band and nine children to mourn her
loss. We tender our sincerest sympa
thies to the family._0. K. C.
St. Matthews' Academy.?The clos
ing exercises of this old and flourishing
Academy took place on last Friday.
As is usual on the annual celebrations
of this institution, there was an im
mense gathering of the citizens from
the surrounding country. The exer
cises, consisting of speeches, recitations I
and dialogues by the boys and girls. J
commenced about lu o'clock and con
tinued until 1 o'clock. All of the pu
pils reflected credit upon themselves
and their teacher, nnd their perform
ances were greatly enjoyed by all pre
sent. After the speaking by the chil
dren, School Commissioner Mellichamp
was introduced to the audience who
spoke earnestly upon the importance
of education and gave some sound ad
vice to School trustees, parents and
children. The teacher. .Mr. A. W.
Summers, then arose and spoke feeling
ly to the children and trustees on the
subject of his parting with the school
after two years of pleasant work, and
thanked the audience for their presence
and attention. The resignation of Mr.
Summers to enter upon other pursuits
is greatly regretted, and it is hoped
that his place may he well filled. Din
ner was now announced and in a short,
time nil present were weil supplied
with refreshments, and made com
fortable for indulgence in games und
pleasant conversation with friends.
The day was u very pleasant one in
every way and will long be remember
ed with pleasure. _
Head notices of Democratic Club
meetings in another coiuran. Let
every Democrat attend.
I READ OUR NEW IL
By W. OLAB
Anthor of the "Wreok of the GrosTe
We have arranged for tho publication of
We promise an our rettders a literary treat
Eoone is laid in a beulet, little English seaport
Is terrorizing all Europe. The story'
ABOUNDS IN DEAMATIC S
In which the emotions are pictured with a
The illustrations a.-o from the pencil of
living. The faithfulness with which he has
in his work.
Dr. Shaw bringing his son to task.
Death of tho British man-of-war's captain.
A shock which kffla
nw," "A Sailor's Sweetheart," Etc
on illustratod story, by W. C-ark IbiswlL
?who will read this story. The ojyiiing
town, but it is the year 1806, when Xapolaoa
CENES ON LAND AND ?!EA?
the most skilful delineator of such scenes
drawn even the dotails of costume is shown
The rescue of our hera
Jenny n ordered to preparo for a terribta
Thu cruaty parents meet.