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OUAKGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA. Tl
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'ttS?AY, FEBRUARY 26, , 1874
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rpiIE UNDKRSXiNFD IS AGENT FOR
.L the celebrated Prize-Medal Taylor G in j of
which he has sold- 23 in this county. Also, the
Noblctt it Goodrich Gin, highly recommended
by Col. D. \V. Aiken and others.
On hand. One 50 Saw, and One 4.r> Saw
One 42 Saw,
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Consignments solicited, and ordern for goods
promptly tilled at wholesale market prices.
Liberal advances mado on all consignments of
COTTON A SPEClAI.TYj
Refer by consent to Mr. John A. Hamilton.
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66 Reaver St, & 20 Exchange Place, New York.
tt?X?TJberal Advances made on Cotton and
Produce -hipped to us at either point.
Ja n8 49 3 in
WHAT THE WIND-ELVES HEARD AND SAW
the west wind! .1
The saddest sound I ever heard
Wan die Availing pluiut of a luoUy^blrdr q yr
For the one woo nestling that cheered her nest,
Dead, with a thorn in its pretty breast.
the south wind:
I have known u sight that wan sadder still;
There's a grave up yonder, upon the hill,
And a mother wcep.s at her poor hoy's name,
For Iiis ruined soul, and his guilt and shame.
THE WEST WIND*:
The sweetest sight that 1 ever knew.
Wan the kisi of two lovers whoso love was true,
As they pledged themselves, conic weal or woe,
One path in life they should henceforth know.
tim", south wind:
Once, when a weary old man died,
I saw heaven's gates swung open wide,
And his wife, who an angel long had been,
Stretched welcoming hands und cried, "Dear,
And the look on her face! I was dumb with awe,
A sight that wan grander I never buw.
the west wind:
Last night, when the stars were out in the blue
Like a dead white lily kissed by dew,
I saw a baby of two short years.
Wet with its mourning mother's tQars.
the south wind:
I saw a mother go in one day
Through the gates of heaven, and heard her'ray1
?'13 my baby here?" And they put in her arms
A wee child, sweet with a baby's charms;
And she cried as she kissed it, her face aglow,
'1 have found my babe! This is heaven, I know!'
SHE HAD FOUND OUT ABOUT IT.
AN EXPERIENCE WITH THE AMERICAN
DISTRICT TELEGRAPH IN PHIl'a.
Mr. Gimmel hud fathomed nil its mys
lories to the lowest depths, and el*?
plained them to me?how to push n little
when u messenger would pop out of the
floor; jerk tit the ring us if you wanted a
shower-bath, and the fire department
would come, locomotive speed, for our
domicile, supposed to be in flames.
On the second day of the 'dore.esttca
tion of the latest modern convenience- in
our abode my first-born summoned for
messengers. The inquisitive boy went,
suppcrlcss to bed on the eventful day.
Tlib' mother paid the messenger, and
economized by saving the child's evening
But the crowning triumph of the ccin
venicne*; was not yet come, and it cant
on a dark rainy night. I was sleeping
the sleep of innocence,when*Mrs. G arous
cd me with the obi news that there were
robbers trying to get into the house.
Having received this information so often
in the still watches of the night, I disre
garded it and dozed on, btit only to be
jostled again by'my wile, who)was wrought
up to so high a degree of excitiinen*. She
insisted upon my hearkening. I heark
cued. I did bear a noise of some kind,
and I proposed to investigate.
Oh, don't screamed Mrs. G.; you'll be
killed! Think oi'Fostcr Probst! I'll save
us both from (ho blood-thirsty wretches!
She rushed to her telegraph box ami
pushed and pulled. P.'baw! said she; I've
made a mistake! And she pushed and
pulled some more. Oil, dear, cried she,
pettishly I was right at first.
Then there wad a noise in the back
yard again. Then my wife lugged with
might and main, screaming hysterically
Now1 you see, Alph, what a jewel of a
wife you've got. Our latest modern con
venieuco will save our lives?the lives of
our pcrrccious ehcyild.
Here there was a terrific ringing tit
our door bell.
Hun down, Gimmel; it's the needed
succor, said my wife.
I obeyed. No sooner had opened the
door than a policeman grasped me.
Ah, you uro the burglar, are you ? New
dodge, eh! Rigged up in a nightshirt
with a caudle in your hnnd! Cunning
lady! But I am too old a bird to be
caught with such chaff.
lie shook my night garments as though
they contained burglars in eveiy stitch,
and was about to drag me out of my own
bouse?out into the rain? when three
dripping, strudy boys came trudging ovor
the threshold, followed by more hurry
Wo be the messengers, sir,,bailed all
I brought ? doctoV, 'fiaid the first; he
is coming Up the steps.
I brought a midwife, screamed tbet
I want to know as to where I am to go
bellowed tho third.
And while I stared in speechless won
der, a fifth lunatic came tearing up the
steps with a metalic knapsack on bis
back, and a hose and pipe in bis hand.
Tell tne whore's the fire, said be. Then
snuffing tee air, he shouted: I smell it
here! and bursting open the parlor door,
he played a stream of stale soda'water on
the piano from his knapsack.
The policeman began to regard me
with speechless Wonder, and would have
demanded an explanation or an apology
had no more policemen arrived with
h.undculls and revolver*.
My neighbors to the right and left of
me came in armed with bed-posts, in the
hurry of alarm wrenched off. Hbur men
who dwell across the street came with
shot guna, base ball clubs, billiard cues,
and a feather brush; and to heighten the
din, a steam fire engine cr.mc thundering
up to the door, screeching like a locomo
live with n but! cold, and close befliind
clattered the insurance patrol wagon,
which no sooner came to a halt than two
men leaped from it with a great roll of
tarpaulin, with which they ran into tin* I
pailor and unrolled it over the sohV*. 1
center table. Surrounded on <??* r-v .??
my house rendered a b'd"-,n? 1 sought i
out the Bcfgant of ?-?co? ?ml htftribiy
asked what i' nil j
Why von *??> Gimmel, said he, i
vour (li^'i^t alarm-box struck so fiercely
j-or police, messengers, and lire, that in i
duty bound we all came to see what could
bo done in the premise.;.
My wife set the magic a-going, .said t;
to seek my spouse, .vhom 1 found lt-uning
out of our bac'f chamber windeWj intcutj
ly regarding the yard. She was support
id, in flank and rear, by my neighbors,
armed with guns, bats and cue.-.
I tell you the robbers are down there,
and I didn't ring for fire; at least! didn't
Madam! sdioulcd the policeman at the
back stoop, in a voice hot to be contra
dieted, there are no robbers bore.
But 1 hcaid them with my own ear*,
prcsisted my undaunted wife; I beard
them trying to climb up the tin water
That was it, was it? asked the cerulean
guardian of the peace.
Yes, just! determinedly snapped out
Loud, and long, and hearty laughed
that policeman) and between bin resonant
guffaws ho gulped out?
It was?ha! tin! ha?a?bo! he! he?a
cat!?bo! ho! ho?a playing with?ha!
ha! ha?an empty tin tomato can?ha!
ha?which it arc rolling around this, here
blessed yard for you all to see! IIa! ha!
My wife began to weep, the neighbors
to btugb, the patrolmen to condemn their
owncyos, the fire .neu to smell the battle,
and the three messengers to dance a triple
jig in the hnjlway. Did I comfort my
solitary wife? No; I left her to the tender
mercies of the police sergeant, aud con
soled the erowd with the an.ber-eolorcd
contents of a decanter.
Jim W If and tho Tom (Lts.
That night my sister Mary gave a
candy pulin. They started us on to bed
early,so as the company could have ful[
swing, and we run in on Jim to have
Our window looked out onto the roof
of the ell, and about 10 o'clock a couple
of old torn cats got to rarln' and chargin
around it, and carryiu' on likesin. There
was four inches of snow on the roof, and
it was frozen .so that thero was a right
smart crust of ice on it, and the moon was
shining bright, und we could see them
cats like dayliglit. first they'd stand
off and e-yow-yow ybw, just' tho same as
if they was cussin' one: another, you know
and bow up their backs and push up
the': tails'; and swell around and spit,
then all of a sudden the gray cat he'd
snatch a handful cd'fur out of the yallor
cat's ham, and spin htm round like the
button on a barn door. Hut (ho yallor
umiUwwmuft i ?i ??? ???
cht was t
and the *
une, nnlf n?<riS$n% a'hd clinch,
vf.!tlitiyM 'g?hge, arid1 bi to arid
tbo way liey'd make - the fur fly, was'|
Well, hm be got disgusted, with Jlio
row, ancljlowed ta'd climb out there and
slmkc' $ri oft"n that rc'of- He hadn't
rccly ?bfion of/doiii' it. likely, but we
evcidnjKb-ly doggediiiiii,' and bullyrag
ged hi A'and. 'lowed ho'd always bragged,
iiow hjyftvouldn't take a .dave: arid so on
till biu^by bo bigbstcfl up. t'.e. window,
and, lo||ud bebolo^'wU^ lie wont?WCJ|^
oxaotlvfealie was, n'oflnii* on but a shirt
and it Jju; short:i!*QTut,y'?lt ought to .^ecii
him. >! fon'iought' to seen him creepin
over tlut ice, and diggin'his toes, naila
in to k ep from slippin; and 'hove all you
ought A seen that shirt tail a (lipping in
the Vijiul, ami them long ridiculous
shnnkfef his glistciiin' in the moonlight
T!:*a company folks was down there
undoilhe eaves, the whole squad of 'em j
uuderfChe ornery shed of old Wnshinton
Bcwef fines?all settin' round about two
dozen'; $scrs of hot candy, which they'd
sot in f ie siiow to cool. And they9 was
hi light fand talkin' lively; but bless you
they wfin't know nothin' about the pan
(u ;unaVhnt. wiw goin' on over their heads.
Wcdl>i\m l?c wont ?? sncakin' up unue
knoiug to them tomcats?they were a
<wislj^^''n,-,,5,;,u ot'a y,nv vowin* and
t|. du' to clinch, you know und not
pnyiuVfUiy attention?he wentusneakin'
right s?;) to the comb of tlie roof, till be !
was ioln. mol'ii a half of 'em, ami then
all of? Sudden lie made a grab for the
yalle'i; cat! Hut by go>h be missed fire
mi'] sfi pj'icd Iiis holt and his heels flew up
und In) flopped on his back, and .-hot off'n
thafcj^ofiike a dart!?went a sloshin'
d(>w\j|boiigh the old rusty vines and
!:rn;!' j! l ight into the dead centre of them
eoni;|.:y people!?-.oL down like a yearth- |
y i\\ ihein Ivo dozen sas.sers oi" red
Mi^Uvt o'?jLhowl 'that was
liavk f ill* the tomb! Tin in gals?wei
looked, you know. They see bo wasn't'
dressed for company, and so they left.
All done in a second it was just one little
war hoop and a slush! of their dieses,
and blame the wench of 'cm was in sight
.Jim he was a sight. Tic was go'rmcd
with that bilin' hothiiohisses candy clean
down to his heels and had more busted
sassers hangin to him tlmn if he was an
Injun princess?and bo come.-: a prancin'
up stairs, just a whoopin' and prancin'
and every squirm he dropped some candy
And blistered! Why why bless your
soul, that poor eretur couldn't rccly set
down comfortable for as much as four
An Arkansas F arther's Advice to I!is
Boh, you ar? about leaving home for
strange parts. You're going to throw ma
out of the game, and go it alone. The
odds is agin you Bob. but reinciuber al
ways that industry and perseverance arc
the winning cards; they a'ro "bowers/'
Book laming and all that sort of thing
will do to fill up with, like small truo\ps.
but you must have the bowers to back
'ein', else they aillt worth shucks. If luck
runs agin you pretty strong, don't cave
in arid look like a sick chicken on a rainy
day, but bold your head up and make
believe you're Hush of trumps; they w ont
play so hard agin you. I've lived arid
traveled around sonic, Bob, and I've
found out that as soon as folks thought
you held a Weak hand they'd all buck
agin you strong'. Bo when you're sorter
weak, keep up a hold front, but play < uu
lioits; be satisfied with a pint. Miiny's
the hands I've seen euchred 'causethey
played for lob much. Keep your eyes
skinned, Bob, don't let 'em "nig" on you;
roeeolloet the game lays as much with
the head as with the hands, lie temper
ate; never get drunk, for then no mtitter
bow good your hand, you won't know
how to play it; both bowers und the ace
j wont save you, lor there's sari in to be a
?'miss-deal'' or Hpincthirig wrong. And
another thing, Hob (this win .-poken in a
low lone), don't go too much on the wo
j men; queens is kinder poor cards; the
more you have of 'em, the worse for you;
yob might have three arid nary a trump.
1 don't .-ay discard 'cm all. if you get
hold of one that's a trump, it's all good,
and there's .-art in to be one out id'lour.
I And above ii'!. Bob, be honest; never
!'V? ^?j^TTrH-r- trj/.otiiTr.-jTTi?in; j > i 'vt?"?
P9#n'l .^rick^L don't bejyngdo.
you, nor "slip" cards, nor "nig," for then
mijoJ ;v) m.mi ?; rJq*fhu ,
you can t look your man 111 tho face, and
when that's the cane there's no lun in the
gtittie;-it's teglar? ''cut-throat.V ' So new
Bob,Tarewelfy remember wot tell you,aud
)ou'llhc sure to win, and i?you don't/
sarvea you right if yoUfgeti'Iskhnked.'''
tq >jen adi la ,nuJy* t?J dfuo i m<>f; c?r?
We should judge, from careful ooser;
vatiori'tfiat' tne^lSew iork Mercantile
Journal's1 idea! bf* 'issuing rintmimTpaphr
money made a full-legal tehder,vtbc'Value'
and volume regulated by its interchange
ability, at the option'ofHhc holder, with
Government boudd;benrhig a fixed [equit*
aldc^.rate of interest,.is gaining.ground.
The publishers of that well-known and
able paper have been promulgating this
money theory for many years; and by
means of its large aud wide spread circu
lation have been quietly but surely ad
herent. Aided by. the circulation.of the
Dry Goods Journal, the grocers' Price
Current, the hardware Price-Currcnt,und
the Druggists'Journal?all published by
the New York Mercantile Journal Com
pany?they arc wielding a powerful in
? j.-.?, i.,lU:l)V,iiv.to attract :ereater
attention to the subject of Currency and
a still wider, range of thought, this enter
prising Company offer a premium of two
thousand dollar*, us noticed in these
columns a few weeks since, for the best'
manuscript of an Elementary Treatise
on Political Economy, adapted for the
u ;c ns a Text-hook ju Public Scools; tho
work, when published, to contain only
about one hundred nnd twenty octavo
pages, using large type, viz: Bourgeois
or Long Primer, i The committee of award
coiikteja of seven ??eminent gent leihen]'of
which Hon. George OpdYke, un able
political eoonoiuht, i s Chairman.'.' [The
tinieauc handing in tho competing Alau
ns^bjts do thei Conmijtteo has been ex
tended to 1 JeecUioei^fnl
New York Evening Mail.
A Stkaxuio P.vtn Ax Indian MoTin;ii
and iiki: A noiir.u DAU?irrt:ii.-r:Among
the poBaengcrs who arrived in Baltimore
yesterday morning from Norfolk, Va., I
were Lucy BlaekwcM, a full blooded In
dian woman, and a young; white girl,
Lucy Powell, who wore enrouto for
Clevchind, Ohio, where Mrs. Blackwell
has considerable property. The girl was
aged nineteen years, of the blonde type,
had very light hair, deep blue eyes, fair
complexion and rosy checks. After leav
ing the Norfolk steamer they proceeded to
Cartitlon street railway station; ami from
the affection bestowed upon the Indian
woman by the. white girl considerable
curiosity was created iu those who chanc
ed to be iu the ladies, ? reception room nt
the depot and witnessccd the attention of
the oirl. Tho Indian woman finally sta
ted to a lady that sho was born in Flori
da, aud was the daughter of a once noted
Indian chief. Many years ago her father
died, when she, with others of her tribe,
removed to the interior of North Caroli
lina.'and nt a later date she removed to
Kaltigh. There she became acquainted
with a white lady, who, upon her death
bed, bequeathed an infant, six months of
age, and who grew up to be tho young
giil Lucy Powell. Almut six months
ago the young girl was abducted from the
Indian woman by a colored woman, as
sisted by a colortd man, but she was res
cued by friends and restored to her
adopted mot bor. The mother spoku the
ICnglish language well.
A French writer has discovered .from
nu exniutuatioif of several thousand judi
cial inquests some curious (on, tu res regard
ing Mticide. He says that premeditated
suicide take place in the night or a little
before day, while accidental or unpreme
ditated suicide usually takes place du ring
tho day. At every ngo men choose a
peculiar mode, of suicide. In youth he
has recourse to hanging, which be soon
abandons foi firearms or desperate leaps,
later be prefers drowning, und as his v'g
br declines he reverts to the easiest mode,
arid it is generally by hanging that the
old m'uu shuttles oil' his mortal coil if he is
A sign on an eating house on the New
Jersey Railway says: Coffee and eggs
fresh laid bv Mary .1 ines;
hardly a county "in the State in i\vm\aiv
property is not outrageously over-assessed
for purpose oflaxation. A special act to,
provide lor a new assessment in Marion
will afford some relief . to tho.-people-of*
that county-, out- similar lcgislatiotr"i*B'
needed throughout the State, I The i late
'should ho a general, one, and shotdd pio?
vide for, the prompt hearings of < appeals
frpnitho*}ecisimt of tho county officers.
These appeals should he heard before ,tbo
to so arrange theJa^.iis^djsCjQuro^ari.^^S
]>cuIw.whieii.wiiiiboi iin>Jo only iteiewl??
trass the officiary flr^o.^put/oif, without
tjii bimd (mm"" ' TT-n l.u-.?>. .h-Alam ?
' Quiet, but firm. "Wanted, bv a strong
v - . ny?:;i.J'*5 ; o* noqnq ifro, -:
German, a situation in an eating house.
He understands the business."-H"M' '
Jenkins told bis son* who proposed to
buy a cow in partnership, to bo sure and
buy the binder half, as it eats nothing
and gives all the milk.
:b uvi.H'tt bun Mi-nr
A farmer reading a journal.to his wife
in which was the sentence, "The President
was received with threo huzzas," pro
nounced the last word "hussies." "More
shame for hba'"'exclaimed the indignant"1
lady. :!; i . ' ".u-. Im/; t?oO
Our word s?pcrciliduVis -sibg?larly**
enough' derived fr?in the Latin aupercii
iujo*, which means/.the .eyebrow* The.
word,is ^mjploycd .to .denote haughtiness*
from the supposition that the eyebrow is
the feature which is most employed in ex
pressing the feeling. :'
A country paper exclaims; "Lives a
nian with soul so dead; who never to him '
self has said, I'll pay before I go to bedj*
the.debt I owe the printer. Yes, there
are tome we know full ,,wcll, who,ney$*?
such a tale could toll, but they, M^fe
will .go Lp-Hrali, the place where there's
campaigning after three mouths expe
rience, asked General Thomas to grant
him leave of absence, because he wanted
to see his wife. "Why, I have not seeu
mine for.threei years!" was the General's
reply, intended to bo conclusive. But
the hoinc-sick warrior was equal to the
occasion, and reported: "Wall, you seo,
me and my wifo ain't that kind."
A lady from the country entered onk
of our grocery stores and asked the clerk
if he wanted to purchase any chickens?a
couple of them?at the same timo throw?.'
ing a couple of live ones on the counter,.
The clerk replied that he did, and as tho
tied pair showed considerable anxiety to
bo released from their unpleasant'nx/ws
asked her "if they would lay thero"*--*^
meaninghvould they lie a .few moments
mi the counter until lie could attend to
them.. "Lay there?"' iudignautly asked,
the old lady, "of course not?them's roos-?
ters, they won't lay nowhere."
"'Hold on ! don't shoot! I'm not nn
animal, but a fellow-being," exclaimed a
lonely traveler, us he suddeuly eamo'
upon a hunter who had leveled li'rifle at
bis breast, and seemed about td 'fir*?*
"I must about you,'.' was the ominous arm,*
p!y "I'm uudcr a vow to do lt. I vowcftki
Vears ago that if ever eamo uponomn,!}^
uglier than I am I'd .-hoot him down on.
the spot." The traveler gave the hunter
one searching glance; add then, with deT'
tcrmined voice, said. Shoot away. If
I'm uglior than you arc, I don't want to. ;
live," The crack of the hunter's rifle was
A story has been told of a graceless
scamp who gained access io theClaroadon
printing office in Ox ford, England, where
the forms of a new edition of the Episco
pal Prayer Book had just been made up
and were ready for the press. In that'
part of the "form" containing the mar*
ri ige sorvice, he substituted the letter k
for the letter v in the word live; ami thus
the vow, "to love, honor, comfort, etc.,
so I.uig as ye both shall live-," was niado
to reau "so 'mug as yq both shall Elkfe.
The change was not discovered till tho
whole edition was printed off. If tho
sheets thus rendered useless in England bo
still preserved, it would bo a good specu
iation to have them neatly bound and
forwarded to Indiana, Connecticut and