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"Suppose," Paid he, in accents soft,
"A felloe, just like me,
Should axle lit-te girl to wed
What would the answei be ?"
The maidlen drops her liquid eyes
Her t.-miles with blushes mingle
"Why seek the bridle halter when
You may live on, sur, cingle ?"
And then lie spoke-Oh, be my bride,
I ask you oneagain;
You are the empress of my soul,
And there shall ever rein.
1.111 never tire of kindly deeds
To win your gentle heart,
N And saddle be the shaft that rends
Our happy lives apartI"
Upon her cheeks the maiden felt
The mantling blushes glow
She took him for her faithful hub
To share his wheel or whoa.
[St. Louis Journal.
xz.-J. J1..BoNNrn, 1). D.
A Sketeh of His Life and Labors- -What
He Hias Done in the Departments of
Theology, Education and Journalism
--A Well Spent Life.
[Rromn lte hjyoiel Adverliser.1
The subject of this sketch, though
not born in South Carolina, may
justly be regarded a Carolinian.
His parents were Carolinians, born
and reared in Abbeville county.
He himself has lived in the State
over thirty years, and is thoroughly
identified with it in all its interests
-religious, educationil and politi
cal. In this State he has spent his
entire professional life, and here,
no doubt, his days will end,' and his
body rest when life's journley is over
and its work done.
Dr. Bonner wits born in Monroe
c mnty, Alabam-t, in the year 1822.
Very soon after his birth his parents
moved to Wilcox county of the saU'e
State. Hero he passed his boyhood,
receiving his academic training un
der Rev. J. P. Pressly, (afterwards
Professor of Greek in Erskine Col
loge) laying carefully the foundation
for that literary training to which
his father had destined him. In
that day and time, educational ad
vantages in the South were scarce.
Good educatio ial academies oven
were few. Colleges wore rarities.
In order to furnish these advanta
ges to his children, Dr. Bunter's
father moved to Indiana in 1837,
and not long aftet the subject of
this sketch entered Miami Univer
sity-at that time one of the most
prosperous ins'itutions of the
Northwest. Here he spent two
years and a half. Then came
that question which meets every
young man when he leaves college,
one of vast importance and often -
times very perplexing-the choice of
a profession. Happy is h)e who
chooses early-who devotes himself
to that profession for which he is
especially fitted by natural endow
ments, tastes and cultivation. Thus
only can lie attain the highest
usefulness, and thus only can he be
happy in his work.
Dr. Bonner has realized the
blessedness of a wise choice. In
:1843 he came South, to his an
cestral home, to enter upon the
:( study of theology, and spont two
years in the Seminary at Due WVest.
* At this time his health was very
feeble, so much so that his friends
doubted the propriety of his enter
. ing on regular iiinisterial work.
S After spending a year or two in
travel, engaged a portion of the
-time in missionary labor, he began
in 1847 his life-work-teaching.
pal that year he was elected Princi
plof the academy at Due West,
~,and continued in charge of it, a few
'' brief intervals excepted, so long as
S it had an existence.
In 1859 a new era dawned upon
the little village, already made
classic by a well established, pros-.
porous male college. The citizens:
' determined to organize a female
college. The effort was a perfect
* success. Funds were raised for the
erection of a large, well-appointed
building, and the work was entered
upnand prosecuted with great
vigor to its completion. After the
foundation of the college, it was a
matter of no small moment to the
community who should be placed
in charge of it. Its future depend
ed upon a proper presiding officer.
To this responsible position Dr.
Bonner was unanimously chosen by
the trustees. And the~ entire his-.
tory of the college, during the
nineteen years of its .istence, is
the best evidence of his admirable
fitness for the place. Under his
administration the college has con
stantly grown ini public favor. Or.
ganized just a year or two previous
to the war, it not only lived but
prospered .during -* that trying
period. Employing only the best
teachers, exercising a discipline
which combines the ans ea
paternal oveafM il -li4
vering firinness, himself thoroughly
conversant with the best methods
of instruction, he has pliced the
college in the very first rank of
Southern female schools. In its
management he finds a lit theatre
for the exercise of his marked abili
ty as a teacher and disciplinara.
The college is an honor to the
State. It has already accomplished
much in elevating the standard of
female education ; and the future
before it is bright in the prospect of
increased prosperity und enlarged
Dr. Bonner sustains another Im-'
portant relation to the -public. Ho
has labored, and labored successful
ly, not only as a minister and I
teacher, but also as an editor. We
suspect that he is one of the oldest
living editors in the State. In 1857
he began publishing the Erakine
Miscellany. This paper, though
it has changed its name several
times, has ever been and still is the
organ of the Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church. It is now
e'led the Associate Reformed
Presbyterian. It requires no or
dinary ability, skill and tact to edit
a church paper. Not only every
minister of the church, but every
member of the denomination, feels
that he is a stockholder, and that
he is entitled to a voice in its con.
trol. And he is by no means stinted
in his suggestions as to how the
thing should be. Doubtless there
have been complaints against' the
editorial management of Dr. Bonner,
but these have not been of a very
serious character ; and to-day, after
so long and thorough a trial, he
holda his position to the entire satis..
faction of the denomination with
which he is connected.
Here, thn, in brief outline, we
have the record of a busy life. Is it
not, indeed, an honorable one I It
is an inheritance to the State. It
presents an example of patient toi
and earnest labor worthy of all
imitation ; and in the large success
with which this labor and toil have
been rewarded there is much to
stimulate hope and stir a high am -
bition in the hearts of the inert and
As a minister, Dr. Bonner, in his
sermons, is earnest, pointed and
practical. They are thoroughly
systematic alid eminently evangeli,
cal. These he delivers with a force
ful vigor, and oftentimes with
marked effect. We have sometimes
thought his happiest efforts ex tema
pore. His words come home with
moving power as they gush from a
heart warni with holy love, uttered
with an energy and animation that
forces the conviction of intense
earnestness. Possessing a percep
tion that is remarkably quick and
clear, Dr. Bonner is a ready and
effective speaker. His sermons are
good specimens of pure gospel truth
judiciously.arranged and strikingly
As a teacher.-"The tree is to be
known by its fruits ;" and Dr. Bon
nor might justly point to the young
m in that hava go ae out from his
academy and to the young ladies
who have been trained in the insti -
tution over' which lhe now presides,
and say, "There is the testimony ;
read it and form your judgment-"
All over this and other Southern
States there are those who would
rise up at such a call and witness to
the fidelity of him who has led
thoem through the green pastures of
human learning, and opened up) to
them the stores of science andi
philosophy. Early winning the
confidence of his pupils, he holds it
to the end. Hie thus becomes their
kind counselor and sympathizing1
friend. Government, in such a case,
becomes simply the expression of a
wish. It is no longer the stern
promulgation of law.
As an editor.-In this department
of his work, Dr. Bonner displays
that same energy of character which
markei all his labors, and which is,
perhaps, his most striking character
istie. Watching with lively
interest the pr'ogress of the Church
at home and abroad, his editorial
articles are fresh and timely. He
shuns tedious discussion and elabo
rate review in a newspaper. These
belong to the monthlies and quar..
terlies. There are few amongat
us who have . worn the harness so
long or labored more satisfactorily
as editors of religious newspapers.
Dr. B3onner is still in the prime, of
life, and is actively engaged in all
that public work of which we have
spoken. To human eyes and loving
hearts there are many.days of . use
fulness and honor im store for
him. May that messejiger which
comnes to us all tarry longs andtI late
for him I May- his valuable .life
longo heaared to .bless the churob
MONDAY, December 9, 1878.
Mr. Siegling presented the memo
rial of the Washington Light In
fantry, of Charleston, which was
referred to the finance committee.
The memorial sets forth that the
Charity Fund of the Company is
invested in Consoli-lated Buql, and
prays that, in lien of said bonds, a
certilicati of stack be issued for the
amount-ten thousand dollars-to
the trustees of the Fund.
A number of bills and resolutions
were iintroduced. read by title and
Several bills, of local or limited
interest, were passed to a third
A bill to punish any assault or
battery with any firearms committed
on public thoroughfares, streets and
places of public resort, was passed
to a iird reading ; also, a bill to
imend an act to empower mechanics
to sell property left with them for
repairs, after one year ; also, a bill
to alter and amend the law in rela
Lion to the payment of the debts of
HousE oF REPRESENTATIVES.
A number of bills and resolutions
were introduded, read by title and
A number of bills m eru read a
third time and sent to . Henate
-among them the following : Bill
to make jury tickets in State courts
receivable for taxes in the. counties
in which such courts are hold ; bill
to authorize the county commis..
sioners of Fairfield to levy and
collect a special tax ; bill to amend
the law respecting highways and
bridges ; bill to amend an act to
regulate the granting of divorces in
Several bills were passed to a
third reading-among them the
following: A bill to provide for the
revision, digest and arrangement of
the statute laws of the State. After
some debate the bill was considera.
bly amended. These amendments
provide that the Code Coinnission
Drs shall be appointed by the gover.
nor with the approval of the Su
preme Court. The compensation
of the Commissioners is fixed at
three dollars p*r day spent by the
Commissioners in consultation at
the city of Columbia, together with
their traveling expenses, and such
other compensation as the General
Assembly may deem proper after the
work shall have been completed and
A bill for the establishmant of a
new school district in Fairfield
county, and to authorize the collec
tion of a special school tax therein,
was passed to a third reading ; also,
a bill to continue of force an act to
secure landlords and persons mak
ing advar.ces ; also, a bill to regu
late the arruignment of persons
indicted for felony, and to define
the rights of the same.
TUESDAY, D3comber 10, 1878.
An election for United States
Senator was held, with the following
result : Wade Hampton, twenty..
nine votes--the entire vote cast.
A bill ([House) to punish assault
or assault and battery with any fire -
arm Committed on streets or laces
of public resort was road a third
time, and returned to the House.
Several bills were rea~d a sesond
time-among them a bill (from the
House) to amend the law in regard
to the payment of debts of dece
After the pas.sage of several bills
of local interest, the Senate pro
ceeded to the discussion of Mr.
Crittenden's resolution to appoint
a joint committee to investigate
and report on the constitutionality
of the B3ond Court. A debate fol
lowed, but a vote wao not reached.
HousE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
A number of bills were introdue
ed, read by title, and. properly re
Several committees made reports,
which were laid over under the
The House next proceeded to
consider the bill to repeal a joint
resolution providing for the settle.
ment of the pubho~ debt. After
some* debate, the bill was madb a
special order for December. 18,- at
A number of bills, of no .general
interest, store toad a tiidatime and
seni to tha'Ranata -.
States Senator for tho term of six
years, commencing March 4, 1879.
Governor Hampton received every
vote cast, except two-those of
Miller and Simmons, of Beaufort
who voted for E. W. M. Mackey.
A bill to create a railroad com
missioner for the State of South
Carolina and to define his duties
was ordered to a third reading.
NO HORSE TO LEVY Orf.
At the recent conference of the
M. E. Church, colored, Rev. Henry
Oliphant, for the past six years
presiding older of Zion church, was
assigned to a circuit near Newport,
Coeke county, Tenn. It appears
that this shepherd in his dealings
with his fellow-mEn had forgotten
the divine injunction, "Pay what
thou owest." When he got ready
to remove his goods and chattels,
his creditors formed a ring to block
further progress of the sable
evangelist till he had paid the
utmost farthing. A warrant of
attachment was procured and put
into the hands of the sheriff, au
thorizing him to levy on the parson's
horse. While this conspiracy was
going on between the law and his
creditors, the meek and lowly apos
tle was not napping. Having hired
a horse and wagon, to which he
hitched his own, he loaded up his
effects and started for the field of
his future labors. Just below town
he was informed of the legal meas
ures that-,had been taken to secure
his horse.'. Depositing his plunder
with Frank Martin, colored, he
mounted the steed of contention,
and taking the back track, passed
through town at 10 a. in., and at
noon was reported at .Turnpike,
151 miles distant, evidently making
one of Jackson's flank movements in
order to reach his base of supplivs.
The sheriff seized his effects, which
panned out in the following order:
Two pairs of well-worn pants, one
family Bible, a lye-hopper, Baxter's
Saint's Rest, two feet of stovepipe,
one gross of religious tracts, one
pump auger, Aubergine Vestiges of
Creation, a ten gallon runlet of
sorghum, Sermons of John Wesley,
half dozen gimlets, one bottle of
turpentine, one bucket of tar, and
a home made boot jack. In his bill
of sale the sheriff covers the cata
logue with the following headline:
Fon SAI,L-Tar Treacle, Turpen
tine, Godly books and Gimlets.
PAYING IN PnoMis.-"I brought
up some cotton to-day and sold it,
but I had to pay taxes, buy some
provisions and settle up my guano
account and am dead broke. I had
intended calling 'round and paying
for my paper, but haven't got the
money just now-will be in town
again some day and see what I can
do for you.
"Hope deferred maketh the heart
sick," and we are tired of such empty
promises as this-the very cast wind
of indefiniteness. Why have we to
wait until every store account,
guano bill and tax execution are
satisfied ? If the paper ain't worth
the subscription price nobody will
force you to take it, but don't call
around at the oflice and say you
want it and that you will pay for it
and never do it. Ouar subscription
money, although it is but two dol
lars, is of as much consequence to
us as the merchant's store account
or the guano agent's bill. Publish-.
ing a newspaper is no child's play.
It is a constant, steady expense.
It takes time and talent and money.
It is' an every day, all-year job,
through storm and sun, week in
and week out. The profits of the
business, even under th'e moat pros
perons conditions, are very small.
Come up, then, and pay your sub
scription, pay it promptly, pay it in
full and pay it in money. Sell your
wood to somebody else and bring us
the cash, turn your potatoes into
money, drive your ducks to some
other market. You wouldn't think
of paying your physician in pinders
or a lawyer in 'p ossumn grease--why
bring such trash -to publishers and
try to palm it off on them for money
they have wvorked for and honestly
earned. "I will pay you jil the fall"
and I'll call 'rjund gain" ain't worth
a cent. You can't buy a box of
blacking or a pound of cheese with
any such currency.-Abbevile .Me
The saying,"time is money" is
best illustrated by the prompt
action of Dr. BJull's Cough Syrup
in all oases of coughs, colds, &C.
Price 25 eents a bottle' "All Dru
gist. keep it..
A Pnn.Job rpaf
K EE OUT OF DEBT.
The slow fire over which mortals
are toasted and consumed, and
which presses like a palsy upon their
minds, is debt; and it more frequent
ly causes death than is generally
supposed. No one enjoys perfect
liberty as long as he is Indebted to
others. From the moment he signs
his name to any paper "promising
to pay." or has an account against
him, he loses very much of his inde.
pendencc-'h t is, if he is honest and
intends to niet his obligations. If
a rascal and ba,. no intention of
paying, lie ca st, little for anything.
We know, as co all who have been
engaged in business for any con -
siderable tiic, the great difficulty
of following the golden rule of
"pay as you go," much as we may
desiro to do so. The needs of the
hour are sometimes too pressing to
be denied, and confident " in our
future ability, we yield to the siren
song of credit, and permit the chain
to be slipped around our necks, and
are tio longer free. But debt is a
slow and sure fire. As long as one
is in it, lie is working for others,
and it hangs as the heaviest of
millstones about his neck. It is a
fire above which he is constantly
suspended, and which is ever kept
supplied with fuel. In the distance
looms the execution and the sheriff.
It robs man of his sleep, and sits a
skeleton at his table. It sticks by
his sfde every hour of the day, and
is the veriest imp of nightmare
when darkness rules the hour. A
man beyond the suspicion of debt
stands fair before the world ; one
known to be in debt is often sus
picioned. It robs a man of his fair
name, for, be he ever so honest,
there are many chances against pay.
ing-life, health and shrinkage in
values ; and many a time he cannot
pay when he has promised and ex
pects to do so. Some one hac fail
ed him ; his failure causes another,
and so on througb a long line, and
perhaps ever. to disaster and ruin.
With a weary heart the debtor
toils. He feels but too deeply that
the proceeds of his work must go
to pay for others' failures, and it is
difficult for the most honest man to
submit cheerfully. Payments may
become due when lie is needing the
money for pressing uses. It is
usually hard to pay old debts, an 'l
the worry consequent upon it is
the slow fire that is the worst
torture to many a man.
A man, if blessed with health and
strength, who is out of debt, may
snap his fingers at care and the'
world. If the reverse, he is ever
rolling the stone of Sysiphus up
hill and it is constantly rolled back
upon him so heavily that it may
crush him, despite his best endeav
or. M.tny a one has his quietus
made with little more than a bare
bodkin, when driven by debt; many
a man has been roasted over the
slow fire, to at last give up the
struggle and perish miserably. It
is the iron collar, the iron mask,
worn by him whose name was never
wvritten upon the pages of history;
it is as a shirt of hair, constantly
It will be a day of rejoicing when
credit is no more. Shall we ever
live to see it ? It is doubtful, yet
we can do something to hasten the
time, and all should work earnestly
for its dawning. The sooner it
comes the better. The sooner
account-.books are banished, the
sooner will business be established
upon a firm basis. Like many
another necessary evils, earth need
not weep over the downfall of
IHow~, as nrearly as possible, is this
desirable end to be gained ? The
answer is a simple one and contained
in a nutshell. We should all pay
up as soon as possible an.d avoid, as
much as in u3 lies, debt in the
future. The coming times promise
better opportunities than the past.
Let us avail ourselves of the coming'
sunshine, keep out of debt, and
avoid death by its slow fire.--L3.
IHrs OBJEolTIoN To A dUn.--"Are
you satisfied with the jury, gentle
men 1" asked Judge Noonan this
morning', after the jury had been
"We are," said the lawyers in
A tall, gaunt figure solemnly
arose in the jury box, and said im
pressively, "But rm not."
"What is yotr. objection, Mr.
Snooks," inquired his Honor, bland,'
~"This young man, on nay right.
your Honor, has been eating onions."
"Objection qvr g wn ith
the eae'-Eu e4
Pay your t~iUon to ,tq