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THE MISSION OF TUB WHITE HOSE.
A white rose grew in ft garden fair,
And its fragrant perfume tilled the air.
On the great high trellis it overspread,
It modestly drooped its lovely head.
And wild to itself?"What n useless flower
To bloom and fade in one fleeting hour."
In a chamber near, a sick mnn lay,
Whose lile was slowly ebbing away.
"O for a glimpse of the field and flowers,
And n glad return of the bygone hours.
"I have lived beyond my manhood's prime,
Hardened and stnincd with many a crime.
"Forsaken by friends, and forgotcn I lie,
Tempted to curse my Clod and die."
He amoto his breast?"O Christ, can there be
Forgiveness in Heaven for such as me ?"
Without, on the trellis, broad, and high,
The fair, .white rose heard his bitter^ry.
And softy, into his dnrkencd room,
The light winds wafted her sweet perfume:
And scattered],her frngrant leaflets, o'er
The creaking planks of the time-stained floor.
"My prayer is heard," hesaid, "in Heaven,
And this.it tho token that I'm forgiven."
He folded Iiis hands on bis Weary breast,
He closed his eyes in a dreamless rest.
From Heaven to earth a sweet hope utolo
Into th edead man's darkened soul.
JiiBt ns the rose leaves were scattered o'er,
The creaking planks of the time-stained floor.
\1l7g.r i cultural.
"Agriculture is the General Pursuit of Man ; it
is the JJasis of all othrrs, and thcrc
?fjJWj fore, the most Useful and
12 It, 12 m.jGth.
Hi, Cm. 13th.
5 h, 36 in. |21st.
First Q'tr. |6 h, 51 m. |28th.
The Orangeburg Agricultural and
Holds its first Fnir on next Tuesday
fortnight, the 28th iust., nnd wo feol such
ft deep interest in its success, that we pro
pose to devote a portion of our Agricul
tural columns, each week, to encourage
those who have determined to lend their
efforts towards making its success com
plete, and to stir up every farmer to his
full duty in this matter, which is of tho
utmost importance to the Agricultural
interests of the County. This Associa
tion diners from most, other Stock Com
panies in that each stockholder can aid
tho Directors in their efforts. The first
duty of all subscribing to the capital
stock is to promptly pay up tho install
ments, which nrc now due, and place the
Board in possession of funds to carry on
the work. These gaentlcmcn have worked
assiduously, and at greats personal sacri
fice, to push forward tho Fair Building
and prepare the grounds; but they are
powerless, unless supplied with lite neces
The difficulty of realizing anything, for
the cotton crop just being harvested, has
doubtless been the cause of subscribers
failing to bo prompt in payment, but this
trouble cannot lust long, and it is to tho
interest of every stockholder to pay up
at the first practicable moment. Again,
much can bo done by each shareholder
btirriug up his neighbor in the cause, and
urging not only attendance at the Fair,
but encouraging him to bo an exhibitor,
which will wonderfully increase his inte
rest in the exhibition.
Our fairs of the two past years were
successes, but Jet us determine that the
one of 1873 shall excel them in every
particular, and awaken such a spirit of
emulation among our farmers, that the
difficulty will be, not'to lack exhibitors,
but rnlbcr room tu stow away the ar
.We offer our columns to all interested,
who may have suggestioiA to inako in
the way of improvement in managing
the exhibition (as wc have had experi
ence enough, surely, to be able to suggest
some which may hid the Directors in
Formers of Orangeburg, let us stir our
sei vos, and niako ours the Banner County
of the State in all that pertains to im
rnovEMENT nnd i?noaRES9 in Agricul
/?Vom the Southern VuU 'ivator for October.
THOUGHTS FOR THE MONTH.
Of course the principal eflbrt of tbo" fanner,
lb in month, will bo directed to paving the
crops already made?cotton, corn, &c. But
there are other things which ought to be at
tended to, as opportunity offers. Oats may
still bo sown. If the land is rich and the sea
sons favorable, those sown beforo the 15th will
do well?but in later than the middle, the
crop is by no means certain. It may laid down
as a general rule that with winter, crops the
richer the land, the later may sowings be made.
Clover nnd grass may also be sown tbo first
half of the mouth, with like chances of success,
but wo would not advise it done?it wotdd be
better if the sowing were delayed till October;
to wait till Spring. Every failure with above
crops, is a misfortune nt the South, because
their cultivation is not yet sufficiently establish
ed, for the fanner to fail without discourage
ment?nnd it is exceedingly inportant that no
injudicious advice bo given.?It has been n
great misfortunp to the country, that many of
its agricultural writers have little, actual ex
perience on the farm, and ni other cases have
nn experience which can neither benefit them
selves, nor the renders of their writings. If a
successful farmer innkes a failure, it is always
instructive; if a visionary makes one, it may
not throw a single ray of light on the path of
progress. The efforts of the latter are neither
properly directed nor kept within legitimate
bonds, and every one expects failure as n natu
ral result. "Whilst with the former, perhaps
only one important condition of success, was
omitted ; if so, that one stand forth promi
nently, to be studied and weighed and its
share in the failure carefully accrtained.
Preparations for this crop should now be
made, even where it is regarded injudicious to
seed down in October. The clean follow of
the english, as a preparation for a whent crop,
may be regarded us a waste of labor, but there
can be doubt of its great value ta the crop.?
The repeated ploughing of the land, brings the
latter into a state m which it can give prompt
ly of its elements to this most civilized of our
domesticated plants; civilized, in the sense of
being farthest removed from its wild state, and
incapable of thriving except under most artifi
c'al conditions. It is not a gross feeder, cannot
like corn thrive on coarse fare;?its elaborating
power is relatively small. Choice and delicate
food must therefore be within easy reach of its
delicate, fibrous roots?and the soil Boft and
pulverized, that the delicate rootlets may roam
at pleasure in search of ii
TIME OP SOWING.
From the middle of October to middle of
November includes the best time for sowing?
middle of October in the colder, middle of No
vember in the wanner portions of the South.
Sown too early, there is danger of the Hessian
fly?sown too late, the cold keeps the plants too
much. Sow when the ground is diy and
don't forget to soak the seed in blue stone.
One pound will be enough for five bushels of
seed* Dissolve it in water?put tlfe seed in
baskets and dip them down in the solution,
take out and let the pickle drain off, and when
the grains are nearly dry, roll them in plaster
or lime. It is best to have the seed whitened,
that the sower may soc with what regtdarity
his work is being done.
Towards the lust of the month, these will
have to be dug. A sight touching of the vines
by frost will do no harm, but it is best to dig
before a freeze, as the upper ends of the ?ibers
are very npt to be frost-bitten thereby. AVc
have found it bc.-l to dig in dry weather, and to
put away t lie potatoes dry. With above pre
cautions observed, there is no difficulty in keep
ing them through the winter if put up in banks
or bills. Good farmers differ in the detnils of
these banks?the essential points are" to jnnko
the ditt covering thick (not less than one foot)
and to keep it dry. It is well to leave an air
hole at first, for the moisture developed in
"sweating," to escape. "Wo should be under ob
ligations to any reader who would give us a
descrption of all of tho varieties of the sweet
potato and the good nnd bad points in each
These should he dug before frost touches the
vines, or immediately afterwards. If thus
man aged?by pulling up the vines, nearly all
the pods will come up with them. If left for
some time after frost, the stein of the pod rots
and when the vines arc pulled, niost of the
pods are left in the ground. Lean two bunches
together, top to top so ns to allow the pods to
dry. When dry, stack or house. The pods
should never have rain upon them after they
are dug, as they are liable to blacken nnd be
When drilled, lurinps should receive light
ploughing* und hooings during this month.?
Where broad-cast they should be hoed and
thinned out. Sown too thick (as they general
ly are) and entirely neglected, fine roots are
seldom made. When the cold becomes severe
enough to check growth, cut ofT the tops and
bank tire roots, as you would potatoes. It is
not necessary to cover them so thickly with
dirt.-Uutebagas, Seven tops and soinu others,
will sometimes stand tho winter ieft in the
ground, but there is a risk about it whenev
er the mercury descends to 15 degrees Fah
Examine carefully your supply of forage
and seo how many animals you can curry
through the winter, not stinted but well fed.
Whatever you may have beyond these, dis
pose of at once before they lose flesh. Win
tering too much stock in a great evil at the
F. H. W. BGIGGMANN
HAS just received a fullsupply of NEW SPRING GOODS, 8nd
CONSTANTLY ON HAND a }ull lino of I}ry OooclS of nil kinds. Ho oflcrs
Needed by everybody, nt lowj rates, consisting of HOOTS AND SHOES, GROCERIES,
HARDWARE, HATS, <fcc., &CJ ALSO, ?
The BUTTON-HOLE SEWING MACHINE, (which took first Premium at last County
Fair,) for which he is Agent.
Call and see for Yourselves.
ALSO AGENT FOR THE
FOUOTAIN PUMP I
?^tT>ortjible PUMP and SPRINKLER. ,
April 10, 187a 8 tf
IN MEDICINES QUALITY IS OF THE FIRST IMPORTANCE.
E. J. OLIVEROS, M. D,
Dealer in Drugs, jVXecliciii.es, Paints, Oils, "Var
nish, 1ST on- Explosive Lamps, Garden
Seeds, &e. &c. &c.
PRESCRIPTIONS prepared with accuracy and fidelity, for which purpose n full and com
plete assortment of PURE CHEMICALS rtnd GENUINE DRUGS will be constantly
Oh hand. *
IONU Experience?a successful business career of more than eight ypars In Orangeburg,
i mid a good knowledge of the DRUG MARKET, at H?rne and Abroad, will oflbrd
a sufficient guarantee that all goods sold or dispensed at my Establishment will be GENU
INE and RELIABLE. ? "
ArrnKCtATiNU the success which, in the past, hi\s attended my efforts, I have deter
mined to spare no pains to merit a continuance of the patronage so liherallv bestowed.
E. J. OLIVER?S,
No. 100, Russell Street,
Ornngcburg C. II., S. C.
Feb. 27, .1873, 2 ly
. A. C. DUKES,
Drugs,- Medicines, Chemicals, fine Toilet Soaps,
FANCY HAIR AND TOOTH BRUSHES;
P 11FUMRY AND FANCY
TRXJSSES A1STD SI-IOTJLIDER iBPA.CKS,
GRASS AND GARDEN SEEDS, PURE WINES AND LIQUORS,
FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES, PAINTS, OILS, VAR
NISHES ANU DYE STUFFS, LETTER-PAPER,
?PENS, INK, ENVELOPES, GLASS,
OIL LAMPS, Ac, .fee,
JCSr Physicians Prescriptions accurately compounded. -<?a
TWENTY PH CENT., BT BUYING 10
? SEGARS, AND
KNOWING HOW DIFFICULT 'TIS TO PURCHASE PUItE LIQU
ORS, I have ju3t received a line assortment; consisting of
GIN, WINES, ?c.
I have also on hand a large quantity of Augusta FLOUR, D. S. SIDES and
D. S. SHOULDERS, SUGARS, COFFEES, TEAS, and everything else in the
Special attention is given to SEGARS, of which I have a large lot on hand.
CALL AND HE CONVINCED.
C* 3D. KORTJOHN.
Nov 20, >? c31 . I}*
The Citizens' Savings Bank
OF SOUTH C^ROLIN-A
Will pay 7 PER CENT INTEREST on SPECIAL DEPOSITS and C PER CENT on SAY ?
INCS DEPOSITS compounded Semi-nnnually.
Local Finance Committee.
Hon. THOS. W. GLOVER.
Col. PAULS. FELDER. * *
Capt. JOHN A. HAMILTON.
JAS. H, FOWLES,
nub 10-J y ? ? Assistant Cashier.
LIFE INSURANCE AGENCY 1
Insure your life in the
PIEDMONT AND ARLINGTON LIFE INSURANCE 00.
This is the largest and most prosperous of the Southern companies.
JAS. H. FOWLES Agent, at Citizen's Savings Rank.
GEN. J. B. GORDON, Pr'es?cnt. W. C MORRIS, Secretary.
GEN. A. H. C0LQU1T, Vic?;Presidcnt C. F. McCAY, Consulting Actuary.
liEANOH OFFICE OP
ATLANTA 1 )EPA RTM ENT.
ASSETS, Jriktmi?y 1st., 1872, $1,211,947 4:0.
BLACK ?v WARING, j -f. A. HAMILTON,
General Agcij. Agent at Orangeburg, S. C.
VOSS & IZX.AR.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
EgRUSSELL STREET, (NEXT DOOR TO BARTIST CHURCH.
p?] (4 Having 'turned our attention exclusively to
Q) Wo uro confident money can be saved by buying from us.
jjj) jfc?r Goods Delivered. *?a
gj October 2,1872, . 4
W. P. RUSSELL & CO.,
CHARLESTON, S. C,
(Post Office Box 197.)
DOOR, SASH and BLIND Factory?MOULDING and.PLAlNING MILL.
manufacturers of Building Material Generally.
DRESSED FLOORING, CEILING nml "WE?THER BOARDS, MOULDING FOR
BUILDING PURPOSES IN GREAT VARIETY. NEWELS, BAND
RAILS AND BALLUSTERS, WOOD-TURNING and
OOD and Substantial Work made as cheap at this establishment as can be made in the Unl
vJT ted States. Wc have on band the largest stock of the above, South of the city of Baltimore
aM of which, wc guarantee will give entire satisfnetior, to all who want good and substantial
June 12, 1873
GEORGE H. CORNELSON,
I WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM MY FRIENDS ANJD THE
Public in general that I am receiving and have ready f?*r their in
spection now, the MOST ATTRACTIVE, LAICHEST and *
REST ASSORTED Stock oT SPRING GOODS' - g
~ . . ? ?
ever oHired "nr this market. Any one
who will take iU'i trouble w -I
readily convince hi.u
*e.if i.r tiiis
As space-will not pirmit mn to cnuuii rate ?11 tin? different
branches, i tun only slat? that all arc fully replen
ished, und I invite every ono to cnll iu
and examine for hinisclf. Goods
shown freely and with
May 7th, 1873, 12 ly
The undersigned having formed a co-partnership under the nnmc of FOWLES ?fc
GLOVER, ofler their services to the. community, as Agents for the Sale or purchase
of Real Estate, and for collection of Rents, &c. JAS. H. FOWLES,
JULIUS GLOVER, At Citizens'Savings Bank.
At Law Office of Glover & Glover.
Wc offer for salo:
A new and beautiful rcsidenco In Or
angeburg, on East sido of Railroad, with
fine outbuildings, garden, <fcc.
ONE Plantation of Five Hundred
Acres, on Santcc River.
A plantation near Fort Mo*e, 500 acres,
with dwelling and outhouses in good con
dition?water power on the place.
ALSO, a*, a Bargain, 340 acres <150
cleared) within j mile of Rowc'a Bridge ;
11 miles from Rowe's Pump Depot.
ONE Building Lot in the town of Or
Lot belonging to Presbyterian Church,
on Amelia, (Now) Street?a desirable4
FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY?
Insure your Dwelling, Storo or Stock of Goods in the
"LIVERPOOL, LONDON AND GLOBE INSURANCE CO
Capital, $20,500,000 in Cold. ?
This company paid over three (3) millions at Chicago fire, and over one (1) $j
million at recent fire in Boston. JAS. H. FOWLES, Agent.
Bjoks, Music and Stationery, and Fancy
A T THE ENGINE HOUSE,
ORANGEBURG, C. H., S. C.
FF1CE OF SOUTHERN EXPRESS CO. 1
Freights intendea for the 8:30 Down Train ,
must be left at the office of ?10 Agent the May $
before, oa may be brought to the- train on the
moAing of leaving, where th6y will be re
ceived. Other freight received as nsnab .
JOHN A. HAMILTON.
Agt. S. Ex Co. - j
July 10, 1873, 21 .1