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THE FREE CITIZEN.
PUBLISH KI) AT
E. A. WEBSTER, - - - Editor.
A. WEBSTEU, PUBLISJIEU.
Qu? COPT, ONE YEAR, - - - ? 2 00
Invariably in Advance.
And I will como near to you to judgement; and
I will bc a swill witness against the soroer
era, and ngainst the adulterers, and against
?IUPC swearers, and against those that op
pres* the hireling In hin wagos, the widow
nud the fatherless, nnd that turn aside the
stranger from his right, and fear not mc,
?faith the Lord sf :?cs:s.-- MALACHI, Ill, s.
We are not responsible for tho views of our
Advertisements to b? Inserted In the CITIZEN
nant li o received by .Thursday evening.
Advertisements inserted at Ono Dollnr per
inch, fur the first hw lion. Further terms can
ba bad on application to thc Editor or Publisher.
Cnmmunlcatiojts on mutters of State or Local
interest, respectfully noddled.
All ordern for Job Printing lea at Oils omce
'Will receive prompt attention.
Agents and Correspondents wanted In all
Towns of tho County.
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1875.
Rast Duo School Claim3.
It Beeres that our unfortunate
county is still In for its full share of
misfortunes. It seems that our
county treasurer was one of the num
ber who did not get his share of the
funds appropriated to pay past due
school claims in our county, not at
thc time the same fell due, and has
not got said funds as yet, and most
likely will not for six months to come.
Many of the other counties got their
funds, bul those for our county, it is
now claimed, arc locked up safelcy in I
the suspended bank, and no doubt
lhere will be a long suspension be
fore our old claims will be paid. We
ruiiBt still hear the old cry of no
looney in the treasury to pay school
claims. But it will be asked, who is
to be blamed for this? We know of
one party who is not to be blamed,
and that is the poor teacher who has
earned the money, and still holds an
unpaid certificate, unless he has been
under the painful necessity of selling
ing to the sp ccu la to: s for filly cents
on the dollar. Those who purchase
old claims will still have a chance
to drive their business, only they
nay it ia not quite so thriving as be
l?re^?l'law1 required toe approval of
the county commissiouers for their
payment. To say the least, our county
finances seems to bo rather a slow
coach ; but wc are hoping for better
times. When shall we find thc
"nimble sixpence" floating among
our public funds ?
Conscience in Politics.
This may seem to many of our
readers a singular and rare combina
tion. We must confess, it is by far
too rare, at least, in our section ol
this country. Wo are pleased at
least with one drift in South Carolina
politics, and that is an ardent inten
tion, on the part of many of our citi
zens., to have good men elected to
anice. An honest, reliable man ol
either political party is better worthy,
and can be more safely lusted in of
fice than a dishonest man of whatever
political party or creed. If we get
men. in office who simply serve them*
tielvco, and fill their own pockets,
and bleed the public, it doea not
make much difference in name ol
what political party the pilfering if
done, the public is equally depleted
and injuired. If the public is really
oerved, is a favor, let it be done by
whomsoever it may. We want men
who will do right if the heavens fall
After all, there is nothing like thc
conscience, and bringing, things tc
bear upon it. And if .we. cap find s
responso in thia inner shrine of thc
soul, we are in tho way to right al
wrongs and to secure ali right*.
Therefore, we should say. that thc
the very first quality in a public man
is a sharp, clear conscience. Doubt
less he ongbt to have experience, sa
gacity, comprehensiveness, knowl
edge of human nature-the capacity
to take in all the facts and to adjust
things in the best way possible undei
existing circumstances. But, whee
all io said, commend us to the man o
thorough conscientiousness-by whict
we mean tho man. of clear moral dis
cerement, and who intensely loves th?
right,and aa intensely hates the wrong
Such.a man, supposing there is a cor
responding clearness and vigor of in
tellect, will? be a moving power? and
lie will have plenty of business with
al. Wo shall always have public
men enough whose conscience follows
them dog-like and cringing men, i
whose consciences are flexj.hle to
the touch of interest, and. who get
office simply to make il pay, ai.d will
make it pay regardless of the menus
used, and, therefore, there is the
greater need of men whose conscience
takes lite lend, and who go at things
straight and sure, and with regard
for nothing except the right of things.
Honesty even in political matters, as
well as all others, is the best policy.
Passing along a country road quite
receutly, we found a man, a horse
and wagon, in trouble. The vehicle
was slight and the road was good,
but the horse refused to draw, and
his driver was in a bad predicament.
He had already destroyed his whip in
applying inducements to progress in
travel, lie had pulled the horse's
ears with a sharp siring. He had
backed him into the ditch. He had
built a fire of straw underneath him
-the only result, n smashed dash
board. The chief effect of the vio
lences anil cruelties applied were to
increase the divergency ot feeling be
tween the brute and his master. We
said to the besweatcd and outraged
actor in the scene that the best thing
for him lo do was to let his boise
stand for awhile unwhiped and un
coaxed, setting some one to watch
him, while he, the driver, went away
to cool off. We learned that the plan
w< rked admirably ; that the cold ait,
and the appetite for oats, and the sol
itude of the road, favorable for. con
templation, had made the horse move
for adjournment to sumo oiher place
and time, and when the driver came
up he-had but to take the rei UH, and
thc beast, erst so obstinate, dashed
down the road at a perilous speed.
We think much, of. Hie opinion of
the old Quakeress, when asked her
opinion of war ; she replied t imi she
thought lt quite unnecessary titus to
kill and butchei people, that they
would die of themselves, if .you-would
only let them alone. Some of- our
South Carolina politicians will die
politically- soon, if the people, will
only wisely let them alone. Not a
small amount of labor and whip lash
" es* are1 often was'ted on balky horses
as well as men.
"My wife ia the cause of ii;"
It is now more than forty years
ago that a man whom we will call
Mr. Lord, called at the house of Dr.
Bush, oue very cold morning, on his
way to Hanover. 4,Str" said the
Doctor, "The weather is very frosty ;
will you not take something to drink
before you start?"
In that early day ardent spirits
wero deemed iudespensablo in Win
ter. When commencing a journey
and at every place along the road,
the traveler always used intoxicating
drink to make him warm.
.?No" said Mr. Lord, "I never
' touch any thing of the kind, and I
will tell you the reason-my wife is
> the cause of it. I had been in the
? habit of meeting some of our neigh?
, hors eveiy evening for the purpose of
. playing caids. We assembled at
, each other's shops and liquors were
introduced. Atter awhile we met,
f not to much for playing as for drink?
i ing, and I used to relutn home in the
I. evening more or lesa intoxicated.
My wife always tnet me at the door
affectionately, and WIKU I chided her
i for sitting up so lale for me, she
,. kindly replied, 'I prefer doing so, for
> I cannot sleep when you are out.'
? ''This always troubled mc. 1 wish?
i cd in my, heart? that she would only
i scold me ; for then I could have re
l tortedand. relieved my conscience.
But she always met me with the same
s gentle and loving spirit,
i ''Things passed on thus for some
? time: when at last I .resolved that
? I would by remaining very late and
. returning much intoxicated, provoke
' her displeasure so much as to cause
L her to lecture me, when I meant tc
r answer her with severity and thus
i by creating another issue between us,
f unburden my bosom of its trouble.
i "I returned in such a plite about
- four o'clock one morning ; she met me
5 at the door with her usual tender
. ness and said, 'Come in husband ;
. I have just been making a good Are
. for you because I knew you would be
I cold. Take, off your boots and warm
? your feet, and here, is a. cup, of, hot
"Ductor Hutt was too much. 1
uould not unit uro it any longer, ami
I resol yeti from that moment I would
never, touch another dion while I lived,
and I never, did."
He never did. He lived and died
practicing total ahstiuoncc from all
That man was my father, and that
womun my mother. The fact above
related 1 received from the doctor
liimsell when on a visit to my native
village, uot long since.
Were there more wives like my
blessed mother there would bc lewer
We women have much to answer
for. Many among us have chosen
husbands ill, rather than not marry
at all ; many have brought up sons
badly, from weakness or self-indul
gence. Abuses and degrading prac
tices have crept into the life of a
once healthy nation-abuses and bad
practices which no executive govern
ment, no legal enactments, can pos
sible reach ; but we women have._the
lever in our hands that can raise the
community to healthy and social re-1
lunns. Our influence can arrest^the j
flood of infidelity, of luxury, of idle
ness, of despising wholesome labor,
irreverence to elders and superiors.
Our influence can check thc growing
appetite for pestilential novels- for
licentious plays and poems, for im
modest dress. Our ii-fluence can re
verse the law which excludes a peni
tent, erring woman from a sisterly
hand-clasp, and warmly welcome a
bad man who has not repented. Our
influence can correct the riotous ex
travagance: in expenditure, wether for
personal adornment or house deco
ration, or tables groaning with un
wholesome food.-Fanny Aiktn Kort
POISONOUS DHIKK.-Tho N. ? Y
Southern Tier Leader, in noticing a
movement in Nebraska for prohibit
ing the adulteration of liquors, and
the law of New Jersy, enacted a year
ago, for a kindred purpose, says;::
"It is not known that a single
prosecution. has been made under
this law. It has been a dead liter
from Hie moment.of-jin nniWjjpTti
And so it will prove in Nebraska, or
wherever else the experiment is tried.
Wo might as well raise adders- and
serpents, and presume that our child
ren will not be stung or bitten, as to
legalize the sale of intoxicating
drinks, and expect that the people
will not be poisoned. The very
words are sj nonymnus. To intoxi
cate is lo poison. Does it make so
much difference with what the deadly
work is done? When the people are
. ully persuaded that the whole busi
ness is a curse and a shame, that bars
and saloons are simpl) poison shops,
and that brewers and distillers, as
Wesley said, are poisoners-general
then will they not arise in their
strength and majesty, and delegalize.
prohibit, and crush out the ahomin
It may seem strange, but it is
nevertheless true, that alcohol, regu
larly applied to a thrifty fanni r's
stomach will remove the hoards from
the fence, let cattle into his crops,
kill his fruit-t rees, mortgage his farm
and sow his field with wild oats and
thistles. It will take the paint off
his balding, break the glass? ont of his
windows and fill them with rags. It.
will take the gloss from his clothes
and the polish from his manners,
subdue his reason, arouse his passions
bring sorrow and disgrace upon his
family, and topple him into a drunk
ard's grave. It well do this to the
artisan and the capitalist, tho matron
and the maiden, as well as lo the
farmer ; for, in its deadly enmity to
the human race, alcohol is no respec
ter of persons.
A LETTER FROM PURGATORY.-."A
! rather amusing story," says Colonel
i Stuart, in his "Reminiscences of a
i Soldier," "was told to me some time
i ago by an old lady who had an an
cient servant that had lived with her
for many years, named Ann Brady.
, Ono day Ann came in to her mistress
in the parlor, crying. ?Now, ain't I
the unfortunate woman? Och, what
will I do at all, at all?' ?What's the
matter, Ann?' said her mistress.
.Och, ma'am,' replied Ann, 'the post
man's outside, and he's got, a. Utter
for roe from purgatory, and. U know,
it's from my ould motlier, who's been i
there this tin year?, ami it's nil about
me not paying foi* the masses I said
I would. Oehone ! but I am the
miserable woman.' On the mistress
going out, she found the post man in flt
of laughter, with a letter directed to
'Ann Brady,' from the Dead Letter
OlUce. Nothing could induce her to
touch it, the 'dead' to her meaning
purgatory, and nothing else ; anti
lier mistress was obliged lo open the
letter for her, and found it was one
Ann had written to a nephew in
Blare, but as he had gone to America
the letter- had consequently been
Our very existence is embodied in
the word home. It is where ?mr lives
are molded. Its adornment, there
fore, isa matter of great importance
to all. Let us so deoorato it that
life may be a blessing.. With what
shall wc beautify our homes? Flow
ers must certainly rank first. Equally
suited to palace or cot, they lend an
indispensable charra to the adorn
ment of our homes. Especially du
ring the long winter mouths, when
nature herself, al most sleeps, then it
is that the pure white camellia, the
brilliant chrysanthemums, the hya
cinth and crocuses, shed their loveli
ness on everything around, dispelling
the monotony within which their ab
sence without causes. Decorate the
walls with pictures, arranging them
tastefully, and thereby engender' a
love for art, as flowers do for nature.
Adorn the shelves and cases with in
structive books, that their study may
in turn adorn the minds of the house
hold, who, so beautified, are the
highest needful home adornment.
And thus our homes should be our
tutors, teaching humanity that love
for the beautiful which lifts up and
ennobles the race.
EVILS OF SELF-PRAISE.-There is
no surer soul-death, no more inevi
table paralizing of worth and force
than self exultation and self-pr iise.
Thc Bhadow of self blights growth,
maims power, cripples influence.
Tnere are men in some aspects al
most great, in others pitifully small,
?laouiae-ibcy- wjlLnol .aland.-out_jdl
their own shadow. There are men
who have the ability and the will to
perform the most valiant service for
one and another great cause, who are
wise, brilliant, eloquent; who have
yet been of little or no worth to their
fellow-beings, simply because they
are- willing to do nothing without se
curing full credit for. it,.to rear no
column in the temple of - regenerated
humanity-, unless they can inscribe
their names on its capital.
A SOFT ANSWER.-How a soft an
swer can turn away dissatisfaction,
as weii as wrath, is illustrated in the
following anecdote of the-late Presi
dent Wa,\ land : Deacon Moses Pond
went to Dr. WYyland once with thc
complaint that the preaching didn't
edify him. "Fin sorry," said the
pastor ; **I know they are poor ser
mons. I wish I could make them
better. Come, let u? pray that I may
be able to do so." The deacon tell
ing the story used to say, "Dr. Way
land prayed, and I prayed; he cried,
and 1 cried ; but I have thought a
hundred times that it was strange
that he did not turn mo out of the
house. I tell you there never was a
better man nor a greater preacher
than Dr. Wayland."
Napoleon said that "war was the
business of barbarians."
Don't, let your wealth inflate you.
Rich men sometimes die of small-pox.
Kindness, like the gentle breath of
spring, melts the icy heart.
One act ol charity is worth a cen
tury of eloquence.
Thero is no substitute for thorough
going, aident and- sincero earnest
Wm. M. BIBD & CO.,
IMPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF
Oils, White Lead,
201 E?et Bay,
CHARLESTON, So. Ca.
''A Repository of Fashion, Picusuro
I. LUST RATER.
Notices i>f the Press.
The BAZAR ls- edited with a contribu
tion of- tact and talent that we seldom
timi in ait}' journal; ?iud Hie journal it
celt*I* the organ wi the great world ol
The BAZA It commends Itself to every
member of the household-to tho child
ren by the droll und pretty pictures, to
the young ladies by its fashion-plate* Iii
endless variety, to the piovident muiron
hy its patterns for the children's clothes,
to ptiterfauiHlan by it?tasteful designs for
euibrokhsredytlipuers and luxurious dn-ss
Ing-jfowus. But the reading matter ol'
the bazar is uniformly of great excel
lence. The paper has acquired a wide
popularity for i li? fireside enjoyment it
affords -N Y. Kerning Post.
Postage free to oil Snbscn'b rs in the
IlARPEa'8 BAZAR, one year. ....... 14,' )
?4.00 Includes prepayment ofU. S. postage by
S. baciiption-i to Harper's Magazine, Weekly,
and Bazar, to ont; address for one year, tl-.Ou;
or, two of Harper's Periodical*, to one addi cott
for one yeav, $7-00 ; postage free.
An Rxtru Copy ot uituer the Magazine, Week
ly, or BuBiir will bc supplied gratis for every
Club of Five subscribers nt V? 00 each, in one
remittance; or. Six Copies fur 4 20.00, without
extra cony : postage ftec.
Hack Numbera cnn bu supplier! st any time.
Thc ?even vo'uanee ot limper's Bastir, for tbe
year? 1808, '09. , ?II, >7?, '78, 'li. elegantly
bound in green .aorocco cloth, will be eenl by
express ti eight prepaid, for $7.00 eacb.
Newspapers are not to copy this advertise
ment without the express orders ol lt A ursa &
HARPER & BROTHERS, Ncr,- York.
CONTINUES to sell his LIQUORS
and SEGA RS
He keeps on hand and is reciving
daily, fresh supplies of
And a general supply of merchandise.
A Lili BEFORE BUYING.
S. H. "WILSON. J. T. WILSON
SAM'L H. WILSON & BRO.
Wholesale and ttetail Dealers
306 King St., Charleston, B. C.
A. C. DUKES,
Dealer in all kinds of
Drugs and Medicines.
Dr Dukes has had Nine Years Experi
ence in Drug's and Medicines and thorouh
I}* understands his business. He keeps
constantly on a large supply of Good*
usually found in a
First-class Drug Store.
SSjHCtereful attention paid to the com
pounding ol' Prescriptions and all order?
promptly attended to Call on him nt
his Popular Drug Store.
Orangeburg. Feb. 13. 1875
T. K0HN& BRO.,
Having removed to theil
New Brick Store, are no^
better prepared to meet the
wants of their customers
Their elegant stock ol
SPRING AND SUMMEB
CLOTHIiN? cannot be.aur
Call at the old stand*.
Theodore Kobn & Brcv
A L? V E R I I S E M E N T S
I^RAND OPENING I
I will open this morning a lot of th?
ever offered in ihl? market, consisting o
UNCOLORED JAPAN OOLONGS.
And lu order to cultivate a trade fwr
tbese fine graden I will sell them
I have also received this morning another
Solomon's Fancy Flour
Fresh ground and Made especially
for me from tho
Finest Selected Wheat,
I have never had a complaint ot
this brand of flour.
IMPORTANT NOTICE !
Inferior KEROSENE OIL is ?o dan
gerous and so many accidents hiv?; oc
curred from its use, I have been induced,
at the repeated solicitation of my custo
mers, to purchase a supply of pure Oil
for their use. I have just receive ten
PURE WHITE KEROSEN
Of 124 fire test. I will sell thia Pure
Oil ch"aper than the same grade of Oil
can be sold at in this city. Families use
ing thin Oil are safe. The use of the
common Oils now
FLOODING THE MARKET
is equivalent to bringing Into the family,
destruction and death I
I have also received :
? 0 Tierces Fresh Cured Davis" Hanns.
10 Boxes Cream Cheese, direct from,
I 25 Firkins Goshen Butter, direct from
the Dairy, which has all the
freshness and flavor of the flow.^
15 Tierces of Baltimore Stogar-Curedi
10 Barrels of Extra Mess Mackerel;
averaging twenty ounces..
25 Sacks Lagoayra Coffee, equal to
j 50 Sacks cf assorted Rfo, by last Rio.
With a full supply of
Fresh and Good.
My stock Is full, with. Evriees low. and
>1 good, times comb)ff.
['j Thanking the public for their very lib,
eral patronage, and soliciting 1 to. con tin
uance, LwiU do, say best to merit, tho,
Columbia, So. CQ,