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?ittlo Carl's Onristma? ^vo.
"Come in!" the host nnd hostess shout
ed together from within a little Gorman
wayside iifn, near the banks of the Rhine,
and not far from bolow the city of Rasle,
and the borders of Switzerland. It Avas
Christmas ove, and a tempestuous night
Tho wind was raving around tho little
iun, nnd tearing arvay at windows and
doors, as though made io get at the
bravo littlo light within, nnd extinguish
it without mercy.
The "come in" of the host and hostess
was in answer .to a loud, hurried rnp at
tho door, by which there immediately
entered two travellers. One, by his mi 1
itary dress, seemed a soldier, and the
other appeared to be his servant. Gener
al Wallenstein was on his way from Cnrl
sruhe to his home at Raslc. He had becu
delayed several hours by an accident to
his post-carriage, and by the storm.
The gruff host was greatly impressed
with the importance of the officer, nnd
willingly went out to assist the postilion
in the cure of the horses. As for the old
hostess, she bustled about with great ac
tivity to prepare supper for the great man.
"Ho, Carl 1" she cried, "thou young
Rhinesprit, thou water-imp, run to the
wood for another bundle of faggots!
Away, haste thec, or I'll give theo back to
thy elfin kinsfolk, who are ever howling
At these strange, sharp words, a wild
looking little boy started up front a dusky
corner of the room, where ho had been
laying with his head pillowed on a great,
tawny Swiss dog, and darted out of the
door. He was coarsely dressed and bare
footed; yet thcro was something uncom
mon about him?something grand yet
familiar in his look, which struck the
"Is that your child ?" he asked.
"No, indeed," said the old dame. "I'm
a poor woman, and havo seen tVouble in
my time, but blessed be the saints ? I'm
not the mother of water-imps."
"Why do you call the boy a water
"I call him so, your excellency," said
the woman, sinking her shrill voice into
an awe-struck tone, "because he ctunc
from the water, and belongs to the water
Ho floated down the Rhine in the great
flood, four years ago come spring?a
mere baby, that could barely tell his
name, perched on the roof of a little cha
let, in the night, amid thunder, lightning
aud rain 1 Now, it is plain that no hu
man child could have lived through that.
My good man spied him in the morning
early, and took him oil' in his boat. I
took him in for pity, but I have always,
been afraid of him, and every flood-time
I think the Rhine is coming for his own
The traveller seemed deeply interested,
nnd well might he be; for in the very
flood of which the superstitious old dame
spoke, his only child, an infant boy, had
been lost, with his nurse, whose cottage,
on the river bank below Basic, hud been
swept away by night.
"Was the child quite alone on the roof
of the chalet?" he flatted in an agitated
"Yes," said the hostess?"all but an
old dog, who seemed to belong to him."
"That dog must have dragged him lip
on to the roof, and saved him !" exclaim
ed the general. "Is he yet alive !"
"Yes, just alive. He must bo very
old, for he is almost stone blind and deaf.
My good man would have put him out of
the way long ago but for Curl; aud as he
shares his meals, and makes his bed with
him, I suppose it is no loss to keep the
"Show me the dog!" said the officer,
"Here he lies, your excellency," said
the dame. "Wc cull him Elfeu-hund"
General Wallonstein bent over the
dog, touched him gently, and shouted in
hid ear his old name, "Leon.!' The dog
had not forgotten it?he knew that voice
the touch of that hand. With a plain
tive, joyful cry, he sprang up to the
breast of his old master?nestled about
blindly for hid hands, and licked them
unrcproved; then sunk down, as though
faint with joy, to his master's feet. The
brave soldier was overcome with emotion;
tears fell fast from his eyes. "Faithful
creature!' ho exclaimed, "you have
saved my child, and have given him back
Just at this moment the door opened,
and little Carl appeared, toiling up the
steps, with his arms full of faggots, his
chccrfull face, smiling a brave defiance to
winter storms-, and night and snow.
"Come hither, Carl," said the soldier.
The boy Hung down the faggots, and drew
"Dost, thou know who 1 am?" '
perhaps," snid the little lad, looking full
"Alas, poor child} how sliouldst thou
remember me ?" exclaimed General "Wal
leustcin, sadly; then clasping him in his
arms, ho said "But I remember thee;
thou art my boy?my dear, long lost boy I
Look in my face, embraco me; I am thy
"No, surely," said the child, "that can
not be, for they tell mo tho Rhine is my
Tho soldier smiled through his tears,
and soon was ablo to convince his little
son:that ho had a better father than the
old river, who had carried him away from
his j tender parents. Ho told him of a
loving mother, who yet sorrowed for him,
and of a little blue cj cd sister, who would
rejoice when ho came! Carl listened
and wondered, and laughed, and, when
be comprehended it nil, slid down from
his father's arms, and ran to embrace old
Tho next morning early, General
Wallcnstein, after having generously re
warded the inn keeper and his wife for
having given a home, though a poor one,
to his little.son, departed for Baslo. In
bis arms be carried Carl, carefully wrap
ped in his army fur cloak, and if some
times the little barc'fect of tho child were
thrust out from their covering, it was
only to bury themselves in tho shaggy
coat of old Leon, who lay snugly curled
up in the bottom of the carriage.
I will not attempt to tell you of the
deep joy of Carl's mother, and tho wild
delight of his little sister, fori think they
wore quite beyond any one's telling; but,
altogether, it was to tho Wallenstein's a
Christmas timo to thank God for?and
they did thank him.
Tho Christian Neighbor
In published every Thursday in Columbia, S.C.
SIDI. H. BROWNE, Editor & Prop'tr
The Neighbor, now in its fifth year, con
tinues an advocate of Christianity against all
other religions?"war" religions in particular.
As a church paper, it is not bigoted, b?t Metho
Though it has neve r aspired to the honors or
profits of an "official," yet tho Neighbor is a
church paper, and an organ of edification to
the family, the school and the church?to all
who may read it.
Excepting the publications at Nashville,
Tenn.,. the Christian Neighbor, like all the
other periodicals in the interests of tho M. E.
Church, South, is private property. And ex.
cepting aweeklv of the African M. E. Church,
there is not, besides the Neighbor, a Methodist
paper of any sort published in South Carolina,
or within a hundred miles outside.
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within three months, it is accepted as in advancc
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have his own paper a year for $1.00; for $10.00
sent for others, the render shall have his own
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20 percent, will be allowed.
The Neighbor, circulating at present in thirty
States of the Union, wants an active agent for
every town and neighborhood in South Caro
lina and beyond.
Address: CHRISTIAN NEIGHBOR,
apr 27 Columbia, S. C.
FINE CLOTHING <fc TAILORING
No. 291 King St. Coi ner Wentworth,
Charleston, S. 0.
Oilers an elegant supply of Spring
CLOTHING-, for men youths and boys,
of New Stylos, at moderate prices.
Furnishing Goods in great variety.
Agent for the Gibs; Star Shirts.
Tailoring Dopartmcut supplied with a
full lino of desirable and seasonable
Cloths, Cassini eres and Vcstings, which
will be made up to order in fine style.
apr H? -oinos.
CD. BLUME, Artist, has opened a, Gallery
where he is prepared to take
Ina few minutes at the lowest possible rates.
lfalk up to the Gallery over Mr. F. II. W
Briggmaim's Store, if you want to obtain n
present that is always appreciated by Lovers,
Sweethearts and others, viz: Yourself*
Satisfaction guaranteed. may 1-tf*
By virtue of sundry executions to me directed
I wil/sel/ to the highest bidders, at Orange
burg Cblir I IIouro, on the first MONDAY in
June next, for cash, the following property
One TRACT OF LAN7), containing 439
acres, nioro or fcss, hounded north by B, I*.
Ibid and John Seg/er, east by estate lands of (J.
\V. Ilrodic, south by John Johnson and P.
Kii> In ns, and we i by P. Kitchens.
Levied on as tho property of T. F. Brodio at
the suit of J. IP. Johnson, Administrator of
Joseph Johnson. II. RIG GS,
SherifFs Office, Orangeburg,C.IL, S.C, May
T. KOIIJV ~ U
K v BROTHEU H
O uro opening E
H their second supply, A
N and are offering P
& Great. Inducements in D
B Dress G-oods R
R of the nowest styles. Y*
O Also Bargains in G
T Hosiery, Gloves, O
II Ladies' Underwear, O
E &c, &c, &c. D
R KOIIN'S CHEAP STORE. S
BULL, S COV ILL & PIKE
t*?' 19 - - \ i I iJ ? (if '?' 1 > vl
Are almost daily receiving additions to their largo Stock of
BROWK COTTONS AJTO DOMESTICS,
Now in store, purchased before the advance.
. Just received a full Stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES.
HARDWARE, NAILS, Ac, together with
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, for farming purposes.
GROCERIES in full Stock, consisting in part of
BACON AND DRY SALT MEAT.
FLOUR of the well-known brands.
SUGAR AND COFFEE which defy competition in price and quality
Wundo Fertii izer,
? Guauapc Guano, as well as
LIME, LAND PLASTER, &c.. constantly on hand.
B?srWo arc als o agents for jell-known FIRE AN LIFE INSURANCE
GERMANIA, of New York-.
Andes, of Cincinnati, O.
Equitable Life Assurance Company, of New York
And lout, but not east, the celebrated
* SINGER'S FAMILY SEWING MACHINES, an exhibit is sufficient.
Wo have and do sell tho goods.
BULL.. SCOVILiLi cSc PIKE.
lam p/casodto inform my numerous fricnda
that 1 have returned to Orangeburg, and have
at Glcu's old Ga/'ery; where I am prepared to
execute work in the latest and most improved
1 have just received instruments with which'
I can take as good and perfect a picture as c an
be had anywhere in the State.
A tria/ is a/1 1 ask. Perfect satisfaction guaran
Ca// and take a look at my (Jallerv.
S. M. RE tVRSON, Artist,
DEAD ISSUES AND LIVING RESULTS;
or, A history of Sherman's inarch through
South Carolina, by II. C. Mack, Murfrces
A volume of 700 pages, with maps and en
Agents wanted in every county in the Statp.
Very liberal commissions allowed.
Those who desire to secure agencies will bo
furnished with combined Prospe? is and Sub
scription Hook, Circulars, &c., oil receipt of one
dollar. Address F: P. BEARD,
General Agent for South Carolina,
J?welry, Watches and Silverware
No. 307 KING STREET,
Invites special attention to his new,
largo and elegant stock of
Sil vcrware, nnd
All the newest designs in Jewelry, com
Leonine, Opera Neck and Vest Chains,
Seal Rings, Diamond Rings, always on
hand and made to order, Sleeve Buttons
and Studs, Bracelets, Brooches and Ear
rings, Armlets and Necklaces, in Gold
and Coral, Brooches for Hair or Minia
tures, Lockcds, Chains and Masonic
l'ius, Glove Bands, at
No. .'107 King Street,
A few doors above Wentworth St.
may 8-3 mos.
ALEX, Y. LEE,
ARC HITS CT
Columbia S. C.
For the liberal patroaage whieh 1 have thus
far received from the citizens, of Orangeburg
anil the confidence shown in mo by very num
erous friends, l take the opportunity of express
ing my sincere gratitude in the "Orangeburg
Times." The encouragement of past patron
age y?d kindness induces a strong faith in
future success, and, while thanking my friends
for past favors, I can assure them that nothing
will be leu undone to deserve their continuing
patronage. My store is cssontially a Drug
Store; where will be kept such Drugs and Medi
cines alone, as I will warrant genuine and Pure.
I have arranged to supply my customers with
Medicines of the very best quality afforded in
the market. I avoid all cheap useless articles,
and yet my priced shall be as reasonable for
valuable, good, fresh Medicines as anybody's.
1 invite the Physicians of the District to call
and examine for themselves. They are judges
I to whose opinion I submit. Send your orders
ami they will he filled to your satisfaction.
Just received a stock of pure, medicines
consisting of Laudanum, Par egoric, Castor Oil
Sweet Oil, Epsom Salts, Cream Tartar, Carb.
Soda, &c., Dye Stuffs, Paints and Brushes, Con
centrated Lye, Patent Medicines of all kinds.
Just call at (he .Southern Drug Store on Rus
sell (Street, and you will be sure to get what you
want. A. C DUKE&
And so has one of the finest, choicest and
most complete Stocks of
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, Ac,
F IT W Briggmann's Store,
That can be found in Orangeburg. An inspec
tion will satisfy nil. No trouble to show Goods.
In addition to the above I have on hand and for
sale a number of the American Button-Hole
Machines. This machine will do in the best
possible manner every variety of family sewing
that can be done on any machine, and in ad
dition embroiders on the edges, overseams, and
makes beautiful button and eye/et holes in all
fabrics. This is unquestionably far beyond the
capacity of any other machine. Instruction
given, and satisfaction guaranteed to all pur
chasing a machine.
E. II. W. BRIGGMANN.
ORvlNGEBURG, C. II. S. C.
TERMS PK.Il MONTH :
English - - ? ? - . $4.00
J.iMES S. KEYWORD, Teacher.
DR. E. J. OUVEROS, ?S
DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICA-IrSy
FINE TOILET SOAPS, FANCY HAIR AND TOOTH
BRUSHES, PERFUMERY AND FANCY TOILET ARTICLES,
TRUSSES .A.HSTD SHOIJLDER-BRA^l^,
GR^ISS ^1ND GARDEN SEEDS.
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, AND DYE-STUFFS,
'.Hu I T t
Lcttcr-Paper, Pens, Ink, Envelops,Glass, Putty, Carbon Oil, Lamps and Chimneys
Physicians' Pkksckiitioxs vIcclkatkia' Compounded:
OF SOUTH CAjROLIjST-A.
ORANGEBURG BRANCH, "<>mi
Will pay 7 PER CFNT. INTEREST on SPECL1L DEPOSITS and OPER CENT. on,S4V
INGS DEPOSITS,.Compounded Semi-aninndly.
Local Finance Committee.
Hon. THOS. XV. GLOVER. 1 j
Col. PAULS. FELDER. ...
Capt. JOHN A. HAMILTON. ?*? <*
JAS. H, FOWLES,
mch 111-1 v Assistant Cashier.
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THE UNIVERSAL LIFE
I N S II R A N C E CO M P A N?t,(?
69 Libertv Street, New ETork.
The Original Stock L'ie Insurance Company of the United States
O F F I C 12 R S!:
WILLIAM WALKER, President.
HENRY J. FURBER, Viet-President. JOHN H. BEWLEY, Socrctarv.
GEORGEL. MONTAGUE, Actuary. L). \V. LAMBERT, M D., Medical Exam'r
Tuis Company Oilers the Following Important Advantages to thosa About
EHectiug Insurance on their Lives.
Jfct. ItWiriMlOO at Stock Halo*, being Crom to M Per C?uiU K-.-, tjiao tho- Uulqz- chargrJ by
2d. Each Policy-holder is regarded as aStockholder, to the extent'of one Annual Premium
on hi* Policy, aud will share in die'Profits of the Compauv ?o the same extent an a Stockholder
owning an equal amount 6f the Capital Stock.
3d. Every Policy issued by the Company i* non-forfciiablc, and contain* a Clause statins? iu
exaci Sur render Value.
Before Insvuixo Youk Life on Act nrrixo tue Aokxcy of ant Com pant
THS FOIiXsOWZKG f
A lengthened experience has demonstrated that the rote* of Premium ord'naiPy! dm'rged In
Life Insurance Companies arc from twenty-five u> thirty per cent, in exec -.- <>; ?.vUat'.ir* ntccSMr)
for a sate and legitimate conduct of the hu-dness. In other word*, carefully and prudently mkn
agetl Companies charging ?'Mutual" rates have been able to return to their policy-holders from
25 to Iii? per cent, of tub amount charg.-d for premiums.
When Life Insurance Compai icr. were lir-i organized, the reliability of the data upon which
the premiums were constructed had not undergone the test of experience. It was thought, there
fore, no more than common prudence to adopt a scale of premiums which would, in any event,
meet all the presumed and iniforscen contingencies p| the business.
As long as the matter was involved in some doubt, it way better to fix the rate too high than to
incur the risk of making it too low; because, in the former ease, the error could be easily rcinc
| died, at least in part, by returning to lb* policy-holders, at certain intervals, such portions of the
premium charged as was found unnecessary for the purposed of the business and the complete
security of the Company.
I Experience,'however, having satisfactorily demonstrated that these rates are excessive, what
possible excuse can there be for maintaining them?
Availing themselves of this experience, the Directors and..Managen of the Universal Life In
surance Company al its organization, adopted a scab: of premiums iu accordaneo therewith, and
which has proved to be fair and adequate, and all that was necessary to meet the requirements of
the business. These premiums are about twenty-Jive pur cent, lower than those charged by Mu
It also appeared, inasmuch as the. rates so established were as near a* could possibly be deter
mined fair rates, and not in excess of,what Incurinco has previously co^t the policy-holders in
ATuniof Companies, that any profits arising from prudent management justly and proper!* be
longed to the stockholders of the Company, for the ii.;i; incurred by them "in undertaking tho
Experience has shown that there are sources of profit in the practice of the business which
theory will hot admit of being considered us elements in the calculation of the premiums. These
result from a saving in the mortality of '.he. m-mibers of a Company owing to the medisal gclce
tion of good lives, a gain in interest on tlie investments of the Company over that assumed in
the calculation of its premiums, the profits derivable from the lapsing and surrender of Policies
bv the members, and from other minor sources.
i " Profits from these sources, in a company possessed of a capital of $200,000, and doing a fair
amount of business woidd give to the stockholders dividends hugely in excess of what weie
counted on by the Directors of tho Universal u the time of its organization. They have, tburc
fore, determined to divide among the policy-holders of the Company i\ large part of the profits
accruing from the sources named, all of which have heretofore been'divided among the stock
holders. . . , , .
Tho plan adopted lor such dividends is a? follows: Every person who may horeafter insure
with the Universal will, for the purpose of division, be treated as a stockholder to the extent of
one Annual Premium upon hi-* Policy ; and will share in the profits of the Company to precisely the
same extent as a Stockholder owing on equal amount of the capital stock.
By this system of Insurance, original with the Universal, the policy-holder secures the follow
ing important advantages:
FlttSrr. Insurance at the regular ".SVo-A" rates, requiring a primary outlay of, about twenty
to thirty per cent, less than that charged by Mutual Companies, and which is equivalent to a
yearly "dividend" paid in advance ofthat amount on mutual rates. This low cost of insurance
is worthy of attention. Since its organization this company has received in premiums from its
policy-holders the sura of $1,017,000. To etleet the same amount of insurance in a Mutual Com
pany* would have cost them an initial outlay of ?2,000,000. By allowing its policy-holders to re
tain" in their own possession this excess of $483,000. tho Universal has virtually paid them a
"dividend" of $483.000, and paid it, too, in advance, instead of at the end of one or more years.
It is impossible to find any example of a Mutual Company furnishing insurance at so low a cost
by returning to its policy-holders an equal amount upon similar receipts.
Sscosi). Participation in the legitimate profits of the Company, upon a plan which secures to the
policy-holders the same, treatment which Directors and Stockholders award to themselves.' This system
of participation, in connection with the low ''stock" rates of premium, most necessarily secure to
the policy-holders every advantage to be derived from prudent aud careful managemont.
The low rates of premium compel economy, and, independent of participation, guarantee to the
policy-holder his insurance at a rate which is not in excess of the cost in well managed mutual
companiesr whilo, by the proposed plan of participation in what may be considered the /r^t/?
mate profits of the business, the cost will be still further diminished.
Thus by the combined advantages arising from low stock rate and participation in the profits
it is confidently believed that the UNIVERSAL LIKE INSURANCE COMPANY oilers in
surance at its lowest practicable cost.
BBty-Thosc of the existing Policy-holders who desire to participate in the Profits underthc new
Plan can do so by making application to the Head Office, or to any of the Agents of the Cent*
'f'hc company is in a sound financial condition.
Jtatio of Assets to Liabilities 140 to 100.
?SrGOOn RELIABLE AGENTS WANTED, who will deal direct with the New York
Olliee, and to whom full Ocneral Agent-' Commissions will be paid. / \I <T
M. W. GARY,
M. C BUTLER,
SlMe Superintendents of Agenden,
Columbia,S. C, September 11th, 1S7I.