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ers, anti against llie udulierors, nod ugainsl
fiilsc swearers, and ugainsl those I hui op
press the hireling in his wages, th?' widow
und lite fatherless, and '.hal min u.-ide Hie
stranger from his righi, and leur md inf,
saith the Lord "l Hosts.-MALACHI, III, G. ,
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SATURDAY, NOV. fi, Ls7">.
"Honesty the Best Policy.
This trite saying carries upon thc
face of il a truth so just and self-evi
dent that no one would dare in an
avowed theory to contradict it. But:
tuan}- who would not question its
truth in theory evidently do il in
practice. How cager men are, even
for dishonest gains. If the}- can get
the control of money for their own
usc and escape thc scrutiny of a hu
man tribunal, they care little by what !
means it is done. If they can secure ;
ellice and its honors ami annuities, j
they do not hesitate at the means to j
?Some mea would open grog-!
fi t? anti scatter in the community
i >, iire-brauds and death if ollice
.? ;alth for themselves.could only
rc.n Kitt if "God is God,
and rig!?; i.-, rigl.i, every 'tish ihciit
act to^olitaTi7an>' .-'tiii l\ ..- ... is, pay .'
i too ti. a: for biich palt H favori.,
V'-r. lolly of ali .-H'M. ?'-iH will lid seen
.imo. "Ali s weil thai. ci.d??.
but there is no good ending j
- . cw York paper in referring to |
thc notorious Tweed anti his unfor
t?nate, but once seemingly prosper
ous family, says of him and his wile
They were married when thc tuan was i
a chairinaker, and they might haye had j
a happy career bad the funner remained j
'honest. They lived ina plain manner, I
mingled with mechanics' society, and :
Were thc parents of two boys and two :
girls, good looking and healthy children, j
The era of meretricious splendor has
come and gone like a dream. The girls
arc married. Each had a diamond wed
din";, and each has sunk into obscurity
and [loverly. The two sons once held :
linc appointments in thc service of the j
ring, but they are now only lounging 1
around the. eily ball. The mother is in !
widow's desolation. Tho ill gotten
wealth is almost all gone. .\ million j
and a halt has passed into thc hands of I
her lawyers, and lier husband is .-/.ill a j
prisoner. A seedy and corpulent old
man, inhabiting a pair of rooms in Lud
low street jail, is all that is left of one
who bas been alderman, Congressman,
chairinaker and lawyer, commissioner of
parks, public buildings and docks, Slate
senator, and for seven years thc autocrat 1
of this city, thc only redeeming feature j
ia the faithful wife, who is reducing her
sell to poverty in hope of obtaining her j1
As cur readers well know, a large j
amount of money has disappeared
from our own county treasury, which
our people had paid in taxes from
their own scanty earnings. We never
have said whose pocket or pockets
were lined with this loss of our county
treasury. Somebody ought to know,
and somebody does know, but who
would want to know that he was him
self thc thief? Such knowledge
would brant! one's own being with
infamy, and the painful truth must
haunt them living or flying. Thc
gains of dishonesty arc a burning
curse to those who hold them. Money
thus secured never spends well.
Few men who, like Boss Tweed, se
cure wealth by pilfering, take any
real or ladling satisfaction in ealing
tljflhiH of tb. ir own doings. Such
orWTiiiake signal failures in this life
but if not on earth, they cannot es
cape wbcn'clue vengeance from above
shall overtake them.
More citizens for our State.
Il is well known that wc have any
amount of waste land in South Car
olina, land, too, which will richly pay
for careful cultivation. We want
more good citizens for our State.
Not a fourth part of our land is now
improved. We do not wonder that
some who left us after '.he war arc
glad now lo get thc means to return,
and we are glad that our government
is so generous in helping them to thc
means to bring forth thc fruit meet
for repentance. We cannot alford to
drive from us any man or woman
who is able and willing to carn an
honest living. Thc effort for our in
terest to moke, is to induce people
to come to us from other Stales
North or South, and we should gi vi
them a hearty welcome. We learn
with pleasure "that a meeting was
held in Columbia, some weeks ago.
to consider the proposed immigration
of a large number of colored people,
who had signified their intention tc
remove from Georgia into this State.
The meeting appointed a committee
to consider the maller and take sucl
action as might be deemed advisable.
.Judge Wright, thc chairman of this
committee has published a report ii
I which bc states that several thousanc
j acres of good land have already beer
placed at their disposal, to bc dis
posed of to such persons as may b
desirous of becoming permanent bom
fide settlers, at prices ranging froii
one dollar per acre and upward
None of thc lauds now in thc hand:
of thc committee will be sold, excep
to such persons as do intend to be
come actual selliers. All tracts sob
iii be gi ii ? ?. d p-wl and fori ile
unie-, specified to Ihr ? outr.ir;-. ii
su'vii sales nb di.si:riininuli()ii with re
??ard 'o i a: c ><: color will ' e iq
and ??he' huid will be for pureini e
lease, or at simple rental, accord ni]
to thc discretion of the settler. Th
committee now consists of one men:
ber in each county in thc State, an
they invite all persons who have lan
to sell to communicate with the Se<
rotary, Mr. II. L. Shrewsbury, i
If Georgia, Mississippi and otlu
Southern Stales ?vis.h lo get rid (
their colored people wc will give thei
a hearty welcome in South Carolin:
and will do our best to aid them i
land and thc means of education.
-,S'. E. Advocate.
Thc time to educate comes wil
thc first conscious being of early ii
fancy, and no portion of life can I
more favorable for education in man
important respects, than the fin
seven years of life. All that on
secs or hears-all thc surroundings (
childhood leave their indelible in
press on thc tenderest years of chili
iiood. If this be so, what can vt
[.xpect from the maturity of agi
where childhood is reared in ruii
liovels, amid tilth, and if clad at al
?lad in rags and left without thc tei
1er caresses of fond affection, <
suitable food for body or mind?
is true that mothers must bc main
Hie educators of childhood, but ho
can they teach what they never kne
themselves? How can they care f
the immortal interests committed
their trust when obliged to work
the field during thc day in hod
cotton and cori; to get bread 1
themselves to eat? Many a motli
in Ibis section of country works 1
five dollars per month and ralioi
We have heard of mothers of t
great and good, but these motin
were not left themselves without t
vantages and opportunities to ci
cate their children. Culture dc
not come from careless neglect, I
can those cultivate others . i ...
themselves no cultivation.
Jf thc mother of the We
not carefully improved th
opportunities of childhood ?
instruction for her ehih
founder of the Methodist
Church never would have bi
in the world's history. 'I
might bc said of those dis i
in tho world of scicn.ee. lt
liaron Cuvier's mother who
a great naturalist. The 1
was laid in his earliest ye
her loving lessons invested
rest every little shell a
which came under his ol;
It was she who first laug]
read with delight thc wort
ncr and Buffon, to make co
dillcrcnl animals described
pcrintending his sketches.
Thc proud achicvents o?
hood were but the fruit of
education. Bad men com
wrong lessons given them ii
It is the home education
not only on thc subsequent
on the doctrines of thc soi
ii i ty - lt is what we need :
this section of country ;
taste, furnished with the m
tellcctual and moral on
need also, day schools ai:
schools, that will meet th
for virtuous education in
Looking After Do ,
Kxcentric ladies suppo
army of cats, and one dy i ..
land a few ?'ears ago left u
for the support of a famil
The people of the South ai
ly fond of dogs, and many
spend more to feed their th
their minister who prcachci
Ihe word of life. Many of
people in this section arc in
around the ia.'ic tdjakj "ilieiiujtQnls
lOg??h?i i:? :. fit iii circle. .Sue!)
. -titi itt no-'tihlv t'ikt- n v<.V.?..l.'tr. : . .
_l.0..l I .'_- ..ll.' ...
from the way that an ? I
treats his dogs :
"Lord Kgerlon ?san t
acquaintances, and very i
countrymen have got as ..- i
dining hall. His table, I
constantly set out with a
?ors, and served by suit?'
ants. Who, then, are his
guests? No loss than a c . :
vorito dogs, who daily .
milord's dinners, seated very
in ann chairs, each wit
round his neck, and a sorv <rv
to attend to Iiis wants. n- j
or able quadrupeds, as if . r
such delicate attention
themselves during the tin , !
with a decency and dec eh!
would do more than bono,
of gentlemen ; but if, by ihi ,
one of them should, witlu v. ? iii
sidcration, obey the nate t
of his appetite, and tran."- r? if
the rules of good mannt pun
ishment is at hand. Tin du;
ing the oiliense the dog 1
even dines well, but no" * s
table ; banished to thc n : r
and dressed in livery, In ea t? in
row tho bread of shame i s
thc bone of mortilicalioi s
place at table remains v mt ti! s
repentance hus merited s
A Sensible G*<-"
"Some months ago," f i) a wi it cr,
"I met a yoting English woman wno
came to this city to ma ouiig
man to whom shu was at!1 um in
England, and who had co Ibis
country two years previo*. Lo ei ,/ ..;e
in business. She was t' in orv liim
at the home of a friend i moth
er's with whom she ' ying.
During thc time she w:> makin up
her wedding outfit, he i nm to sie
her one evening when lie ?as i*t
drunk enough to be foolish, h is
shocked and pained beyond m> m ire.
She then learned, forth I i rsi Lime,
that he was in the habit of ri ri ii g
frequently to excess. ?She innedi
ately ttopped her prepara! ons and
told him she could not marry him.
He protested thal abc would drive
ltira lo distraction ; promised never
to drink another drop, etc.
'No,' she said, kI dare not trust my
future happiness to a man who lias j
formed such a habit. 1 came three j
thousand miles to marry t he man I j
loved, and now rather than to marry \
a drunkard, I will go three thousand j
miles back again." And she went,,
and thus proved herself wisc and
strong. Better a thousand times dis-j
solve thc tenderest tie. titan to bc,
linked to that "body of death," al
loathcsomc, helpless drunkard.
But how many young women there
arc who would falter, and hesitate,'
ami yield, and put faith in a drunk-]
ard's word! How many have al
ready done so, whose throbbing
heat ts only ceased their hopeless
aching, in the chi liing si lenee of the
sepulchre. Oh, woman be careful1
where you step ! Let every woman
take a linn stand on this ground, and'
it would do more to prevent intem
perance than any present means can
Moral Courage in Daily Life.
"Moral Courage," was printed in
large let t tu s as the caption of the fol
lowing items, and placed in a con
spicuous place on thc door of a syste
matic merchant in New York, for
constant reference, and furnished by
him for publication :
Have thc courage to discharge a
debt while you have thc money in
Have the coa rage lo do without
that which you do not need, however
much your eyes may covet it.
Have Ibo courage to speak to a
friend in a seedy coat, even though
you are in company with a rich one,
and richly attired.
Have the courage to speak your
mind when it is necessary that you
should do so, and hohl your tongue
when it is prudent that 3 011 should
Have thc courage lo own that you
ire poor, and thus disarm [loverly of
Have tlie coil ri ge io t nj man v.l.)
Have thc Courage eui the mo?l
! agreeable acquaintance nv'yau li.'iV ?
wheui \'?'? arc ? : vinci i tuai (? lacks
principie . .? ! rit nd Hhoulj.l i. 'ja. s*. .iL
a friend's infirmities, but not with
Have thc courage to show your
respect for honesty, in whatcvcrgui.se
it appears, and 30111- contempt for
dishonesty and duplicity, by whom- !
soever exhibited. |
Have thc courage to wear your
old clothes until you can pay for new
Have the courage to prefer com- \
fort and propriety lo fashion in all
Have thc courage to acknowledge
your ignorance, rather than lo seek j
for knowledge under false pretenses. .
Have the courage in providing an
entertainment for your friends not to ?
exceed your means.
j WASTED I'OWKUS. - Among thc
.numberless marvels at which nobody'
I marvels, few are more marvelous than :
the recklessness with which priceless
gifts, intellectual and moral, are;
squandered. Often have I gazed with
wonder at the prodigality displayed
i b^' nature in thc ei.stus, which unfolds
| hundreds of thousands of its starry
j blossoms, morning aller morning, lo
[shine in thc light of thc sun foran
jhour or two and then fall lo flic
ground. But \\h<> among the sons
?and daughters of men-gilled with
thoughts which wander through eter
nity, and with powers which have
the godlike privilege of working good
and giving bappi nessa-who docs not
daily let thousands of these thoughts
drop to the ground and rot? who
docs not continually leave his powers
to draggle in the mold of their own
leaves? The imagination can hardly 1
conceive the heights of great noss nr.d
glory to which mankind would bc'
raised, if all their thoughts and ener
gies were lo bc animated with a liv
ing purpose. Hut, as in forest of
1 oaks, among thc millions of acorns
that fall every autumn, there may,
perhaps, be one in a million that will
j grow into a tree-somewhat in like
: manner fares it with the thoughts and
feelings of mau. What, then, must
be our confusion when wc sec all
these wasted thoughts and feelings
rise up in tlie judgment and hear wit
ness hgaiust us !
CLOUD WITH A SII.VKU LIKING.
-The Netos und Courier of Charles
ton, in a notice of the elections on
Tuesday of this week says :
'.There are too bright spots in the
gloomy picture of Tuesday's elec
tions. The conservatives, working
in harmony with the colored people,
have elected their entire ticket in
Mississippi, and thc anti-Tammany
Democrats, in co-operation with thc !
Republicans have routed ihe insolent
and corrupt Tammany Hall clique in j ^
New York cit} ."
A Turu LADY.-llcauty and style
arc not the surest passports to respec
tability. Thc best women that the
world has ever seen have presented
the most unprepossessing appearance.
A woman's worth is to be estiranted
by thc real goodness of lier soul, and
inirity and sweetness of her charac
ter ; timi a woman with kindly dispo
sition, and well balanced mind and
temper, is lovely and attractive, be
her face ever so plain, and her figure ',
ever so homely. She makes the best
of wives and tho truest of mothers.
She has a higher purpose in living
than tin- beautiful yet vain, supercili
ous, woman who has no higher ambi
tion than to flaunt her finery in the
streets so lo gratify her inordinate
vanity by extracting flattery and
praise from society whose compli
ments are as hollow as they are in
LITTI.K CUOSSKS.-Christ comes to
ns morning hy morning, to present
to us, fur the ?lay then opening,
divers little crosses, thwartings of
our own wiil, interferences with our
plans, disappointments of our little
pleasures. Do we kiss them, ami
take them up, and follow in hts rear,
like Simon the Cyreniau? Or do wc
loss them from us scornfully because
they are so little, and wait for a great
allliction to prove our patience and
our resignation to his will? Ah ! how
might wc accommodate to thc small
matters of religion gererally those
words of thc Lord respecting thc
i- . ii'iv.i... hmd *'..?* .le^P'T
i ot. om: nf i tn ' I1.; 1.1.' . '.?.-/' Despise
! : ' ; li ll
!? SOU! . itll? dil
? ? ? . IV
inanity. Despise not little tempta
tions ; rightly met, they have often
nerved the character for some fiery
trial. Despise not little crosses ; for
when ta icu up, and lovingly accept
ed at the Lord's band, they have
made men meet for a great crown,
even a crown of righteousness and
life, which thc Lord has promised to
those that love him.
LOVK-One morning, 1 found little
Dora busy at the ironing table,
smoothing thc towels and stockings.
"Isn't it hard work for the little
arms?" 1 asked.
A look like sunshine came into her
face as she glanced toward her moth
er, who was rocking the baby.
11 It isn't hard when I do it for
marama," she said, softly.
I low true it is that love makes la
bour sweet. So, if we love the bless
ed Saviour wc shall not find it hard
to work for Him. It is love that
makes His yoke easy and His bur
ilen light. If we love Cod, we shall
always be happy and contented witn
Lol those who would affect singu
larity with success, first determine to
be very virtuous, and the wilt bc ?nie
to be very singular.
The einliefst in the world-Importers'
pri?e.--largest Company in America
sta)ile article-pleases ?verybody-trade
continually increasing-agents wanted
everywhere- host Inducements-don't
waste lime-semi for circular lo
KO H MUT WELLS,
.IH Vesey Street, New Turk.
Post?lttcc Box 1287.
Oolong, black- IO. 50, flo, liest 70cts
per pound. Mixed, dru and lilk-10,
|r>0, CO, host TOcis per'.h. Japan, Uiicol
I oral-00. Tn. so. i;.?, he-r $1.00 per lb.
I Imperial. Oreen-CO, 70, 80, ill), best
81.00 per Hi. Voling Hyson. Oreen- 50,
00. 70. ?0. 00, Si..'m. host ?1.05 per lb.
I Gunpowder, Green-$1.00, best 5>1 ..SO pi-r
]lh. Kugtisli breakfast, Black-GO, 70.
so, ?io. hest 81.00 per ll?,
N. H.- We have a specialty o? Garden
Growth Vnung Hyson and Imperial at
j $1.20, and Oolong Kxtra Choice 81.00.
i V?d'" If one of our agents should call
j upon you, send lora pound sample of
?any kind 3011 require. Enclose the
money, ami we will forward lt to you,
per return mail without any extra charge.
ADV E K T I S K M E NTS.
r~1 BANI) OPENING I
I will open this morning a jot ?f too
vcr offer ed in thia market, co al
JNCOLOttED JAPAN OOLONGS,
uid in order to cultirato a Ir&de for
these linc grades I will sell them
have also reee?Y?d tins moruiuc Another
Solomon's Fancy Flour
Fresh ground and Mad? ?specially
for me from tho
Oiliest Selected "Wlacssit,
I haY? uuver had a oouaplaint of
this braad of flour.
IMPORTAIT NOTICK !
Inferior KEROSENE Ol?, is- eo dan
ci ons and so many accidents hare
aired from ils use, 1 hare keen indu??d,
t tlie repeated solicitation of BOJ eiisi
ier3. to purchase a supply of pure '
.r fhetr use. T haye just receb - KW
'TOE WHITE KKa??SKE
Of 124 fir? Ult. I will i*U thia rara
il cheaper than th? sarao grado af Oil
in he sold at in this city. Families ase
g this Oil are ?aft. The us? ot tko
>mmon Oils now
FLOODING THE MARKET
equivalent to bringing into tte family
instruction and death!
I hare also raceired :
0 Tierces Fresh Cured Davis' Hams,
0 Boxes Cream Cheese, direct from
5 Firkins Goshen Butter, direct from
the Dairy, which has all the
freshness and Haror of the flow
Tierces of Baltimore Sngar-Cured
0 Barrels of Extra Meas Mackerel?
averaging twenty ounces.
5 Sacks Lagnayra Coffee, equal to
0 Sacks of assorted Rio, by lest Kio
With a full supply of
KV ; > i iii ; . . i
iy stock is full, with price? lew ??4
good times rosing.
Thanking the public for their Tery lib
ral patronage, and soliciting its contia
lance, I will do my best to merit th?
Oolnmtoies Sss Os?