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[Written for toe Orangcbnrg Timks]
MY FIRST 1.0VE.
To-dayi T pat nnd mu?cd alone,
Beneath the Jasmine's bower
Ahd mcni'ry took my lone heart back
To one bright, vanished hour:?
Two yearn ago. to-day, I sat
?With some one by my Hide,
"Who took my trembling hand in his,
And whispered, "lie my bride?"
My glad heart gave a joyous bound,
1 know not what I said;
Hut in those great brown eye? of his
His deep, pure love I read,
Hut time and fate since then have brought
]>cep griefs and bit tei t??ars;
And, now, I sit, and muse (time
O'er those two, vanished years.
Oft have love's lips since that time breathed
The same fond words to me;
They touch me not?1 only crave |
My timlluve, pure and free,
And, yet, perchance that bright spring-day
Showed but tlieln'ent llowcra
Of love and joy, which y< t may hlooni
To blesii these lives of ours.
[Written for the Orangchutg 1\.mes.
THE BANESHORO B ACHELOR CLL!B.
So.MK CF ITS SAYINGS AND D?INGS.
Rouse;! to cflbrt tit last, Bob nip
ped with his cane on the de*k heloti
him. Order being restored, he re
marked thut their cheering was pre
luuture, in fact, all their actions ban
been irregular, and if he was to pro
Hide, they must conform to parlia
"Ob. hang the usage," exclaimed
?Tili! Bolus. who was a reckless
speaker, V'thht ia what wc are fight
lug. Wu want to be rid of it. and
feel free from rules and regulation-.',
nnd do just as wo please for once
with no restrict ions,"' and Jim threw
1 ack his head, elevated his chin and
primed himself for a prolonged yell, j
which he cut inconveniently short,
as nobody helped, and Secretary
fixed him with his eye. Fearful of
another "homo-thrust," he turned it
into a cough, and strangehl badly
with his mouth full of pent-up voice, j
When he had subsided, and silence '
once more prevailed, the President
paiil with great dignity:
"Thi Secretary will now coutiiiu *
his reading of the resolutions, and
gentlemen, I trust there will bo no
1'tirt her interruption.''
"You did it yourself first tithe,**
remarked Andy in surjuiso, "it
?wasn't one of its," but receiving a
withering look across the desk from
Hob, he wilted perceptibly.
Paul once more coinin -need, "Be
Resolved, That we organize our
selves 'fntoa society ("You said cftib
before, Air.' Secretary," interposed.
Jack Thorn), for mutual aid, and
the protection of our rights as free
nnd independent bachelors, who
since from various causes they are
debarred matrimony, repudiate the
"A question, a question," ejaculat
ed Jim Bolus, springing excitedly to
"0?der! order! wo must have order."
"Air. President,*" said Jim un
daunted by his former experience,
*'wewill know?we have.he right to
quostion that .statement of Pryors, his
sweeping charge against us. J ap
peal to the house?gentlemen, will
you call on him to rise and ex pi a i it V
We know the effects, but what are
the various causes which debar us
from matrimony, supposing we had
a mind to be Benedicts, for Paul
scorned to insinuate that it is owing
to circumstances beyond our control
t hat we are -ttiIi bachelors,"
Cries of "Pry or, Pryor," now rang
on every aide.
Boh finding himself unable to stem
the title, surendertd -with as good
grace as he could muster. They
were utterly demoralized, and the
confusion was only lessened when
Paul stepped to the front and bowed.
"Now out with it quick?we are in
terrible suspense?our thoughts and
?Ospihions havo been revolving like
lightning since you throw that fire
brand among us.."
"O, Jack Thorn, hush up?the
idea! why you arc so thin a thought
wouldn't have room to revolve in you
without slipping out."
"Don't boast too loud yet, Jim
Bolus, if you get down agaiu, great
will he the fall."
"Woll, I guess the storm of your
ridicule won't he much to weather."
"Gentlemen, this bickering is un
"Give us a little suthin' bitter thin,
"Very well, I'll endeavor so t*> do
Mr. Bolus?" ("Dab?gee," ejacu
lated that person, "if he ain't com
menced on me again!") "Yes, Mr.
Bolus, by your motion, endorsed by
the others, I will briefly state sonic of
the causes that debar us from taking
the fatal leap."
"Oh," sighed the young giant,
with evident relief, ''he dare not be
hard on us seeing as how himself is
"Allow me to remind you first, that
it is inconvenient for two to speak at
one time. 1 will begin with the
?'That's me," assented dim, the
irrepressible, "I am the *g;tor of the
tribe, am I? Well, I shall be t! e
itg'/>("!? when you get me in dec*
water?1 would really like lb know
why I should hot be appreciated, for
I am a pretty fair-looking specimen
and invested in a new turn-out
"Precisely, will you help n o on.
Gentlemen, we have seen James
Bolus frequently on tin: drive with
his bcutiful pair Of grays, his hand
somebuggy;and usually a handsome
lady beside him?11
"Why yes; we have seen, and wish
ed our.selv.es in his place."
"?-!:\turally we coin luded that she
would continue to ride with the same
escort for the remainder of her life,
but it seems that she concluded she
wouldn't (laughter and applause).
"I don't let the extra seat in my
buggy for life." said Jim, pretending
to talk a hit, "it ir- u?t even engaged
by t he season."
"The last occasion on which I saw
the.ui together was two months ago
She day after the church bur. Con
versing with hei* a few weeks later,
die told me con !b lent i.dlv her reason
for resigning her drives with our
"Von don't say so! Why, she
never told me y et !"
Pryor paused, but wmk urged to go
on. "It soeins that she had a turn at
he table when Jim went there for
sti/p r,quite nccidenthlly of course.
I watched him, for 1 wanted tw go
next, and thought he would never
eome away. finally, as he com
menced on the fifth saucer of ice
cream ("she eat two of 'em," growled
Jim), I wont up to hin? and laid my ;
hand on his shoulder. .Mm, said I.
you haven't many friends left, let me
lake you away from here."
"Yours is not a misnomer, Paul
Pry or. You turn up so inconsis
tently. I was merely doing a chari
table deed to help the church, and
keep the other tables in the back
ground, financially speaking."
"Conversing with hei-, as I said,
she remarked that a fair a Horded a
go?d opportunityTor studying human
it it lire. You could tell whether a
j man was extravagant*, generous, or
penurious?and she found out one
j thing there, that whoever kept house
for Jim Bolus would have a bard
task to supply his table."
"Good for yon," laughed Jack
Thorn, "I knew it was coining."
"Deceitful Delilah; to think how
she worrld urge me try just the least
bit mpi'Cr Mr. Bolus, now do, to ob
lige nie, and help out, the emu so?and
then poke fun about it to you?Ju-plnl
m>: out to be sure! Just you wait!
I'll get even yet."
"The reverse is ti ne of Mr. Thorn,"
said Paul, "his appetite is too deli
cate?his taste troublesome?the
ladies fear there would be too much
dillleully in serving the exact quanti
ty fop Jim, the precise quantity for
Eind:ng tile laugh UM'ned against
them, the last of the victims inquir
ed; -'How altout little And ShortV"
"Oh, they say what there is of him
is good choiighj 1ml they could take
two like him in their affections, and
find room for more."
"Show me my rival," said A:.dy
"There he sits," roplicd Paul,
pointing to Ed. Trellis, the youngest
in the group. "His age is against
him; he is quite the pet you know,
but it is rather early y ;t for him t<i
write sentimental verses, vowinp
eternal fidelity Ac, to the fair sex."
"I will - never tell you anything
again," stammered the boy, blushing
c. intson at the accusation.
"I did not. say you bad?'t.w:i
only a supposition on ihy part?yo.
Quite a hurst of merriment ?jreele<
this little rontrcfrnipx.
Taking up the discarded paper.
the Secretary once more endeavored
t pro ed with the ivaiiihg. j
"Conllcmcu, I trust that form will
serve as examples; further illustra
tions will only prolong the 'meeting.'*
"Ah,you'cannot get out of it so
easily as that?tell us why Mr. Pry
or is debarred."
'.?Yes?yes?wo want to know that?
we arc not going to let you off.
Confess, or he expelled.
?'Certainly?it is all owing to my
im pectin ions condition.
Editor] Orangiburg 'lime*'
As there lias been a call for an rx
prcdou on the subject of no fence,
ih a few wohls. l^wilLgive you the
short experience of those that have
ulopted the no fence system iu the
l?'ti Motto section. The subject is a
plain' one, and heeds but little Said
for it, espial idly in a co'.intry like;
ours, that has but little timber, and
ail the land cleared. Where a neigh
borhood is sparsely settled, and most
of the country . in bays, branches,
bogs, and pine forests, I have no
louht it is well enough to keep up
be old fences, as the ei ops arc more'
easily fenced than the stock, but 1
'hink there is a section of country
from theConga reo andSaaiee, to the
Ivlisto, in Orarigoburg County, thut
should ad.ipt the no fence system, to
The/'C will be mo e an l ladt r
dock raised an ler the no fence sys- j
icni than with the old system. What j
we do raise will ho good, and we will
know whereto find tbein. The law
is so fixed, tliat those thai don't wan!
it need riot adopt it, and there's no
, , ? ? , ? , I
use botlieriug tuen' mains a iron I
what their neighbor*hnvo doue. If
we propose to live all in one house or
all under one fence, it's nobody else's
business; arid if there is any one in
side of ihe fence Chat is not laftd ;
owner tbere will he no objections to
bis gelling outside. We are all free
men, arid there's plenty of room out
side, ami if you don't want to vole
the Democratic, ticket on account of
it, we.will try to get along without
The obi cows are dying out, anil
have been since last August. Cotton
was iu the liebl unusually late, the
seeds wore rotten, nnd Liu* con sequ
ence was they could not stand the
cold winter, and they would die just
as they are doing under any circum.
stances, unless they were fed, and
that is something unknown ill this
seel ion by the principal part of the
In rcp'y to "Watch," I Witt say that
be has shown his hand so plainly
t'latnny one can run and read. If he
g ls a half a chance in next election
will ride out if it on nothing better
than '.i rail.
As to tl e labor question, I will
only speak of tire seel ion of country
that I have passed through* We have
two hundred and fifty thousand
acres lying between the Sail tec and
Edisto Rivers, convenient to U. U.
transportation. It is naturally
drained; susceptible of improvement,,
healthy, well watered,, and will pro*
C.Tt eanything that grows in tu? South
except long staple cottoiK There is
more good land in this section than
cnn be found in the ?Htrie huttlber oi
square miles in any other portion nl
S. C. It is without a doubt the best
early fruit, and vegetable country
in the State, and with the growing
demand.for these products, skilled
labor, and plenty of it, will be ne
ecMsary to develop this section. It
is the richest, ami most desirable in
the Stiite. Besides wie have water
power equal to any. If this section
of country, was properly peopled,
manufacturing, of various kinds
would' spring up in the country.
This is the way to grow rich, with
out capital. All that we have to do is
lo build bouses an 1 apply to the Im
migration Agent, and they can be
readily filled; with. intelligent labor.
I without further cost. We can build
the houses between this and October
or November and have them ready to
assist in gathering the present crop
and by next, spring they would be
ready to start; crops on some tt rhis of
thou own, as leuaiils or in some other
1 propose thai the Agricultural
Society <rd' Orangeburg call a meeting
at an early day. and try to induce
every land holder in the con it try to
attend and see what can be don..
.Don't say that it will run the negro
oir. lie nil! only stay the better. So
far as the negro is concerned, I must
nay that I am rather partial to him.
I doubt if.we can improve on him *>s
a hired labe?ror, but lh.:l will soon he |
a thing of t he past. Five years or;
less will make I he hi all renters
Every farmer knows that not one in
a thousand a re competent for renters,
the negro will not even work :is a
lei.a it. \\t is as "Wateh';1 siiva, he
holds the pape.i'? for uy.iar as inn oh
the owner :n any one'and gets it as
.he pleases. I .*?IU not ill favor of rim
ing the negro out of the country; for
there is land enough iti the section I
speak of to settle at least two thous
:m 1 white immigrants, and give each
horse twenty acres, which is enough,
to work, and improve .Va it sbould be.
and leave it plenty for the negro.
Say tlie least for it, there is room
enough in the country for three
thousand immigrants, and steps
should betaken? to bring them before
another election, to beat the Hadica)
party, if nothing else. Every man in
the County would be worth ten dol
lars to oho now in less than twelve
mouths after their Settling; It would
benefit, the negro as much as the
(1 oooi.an i? Triwxsnir,
OltANOKUttktl Couxtv, S. <'.
April otli 1831.
Mr. Editor :
Will you announce through, the
cojurors of vmir valuable paper, that
Pleasant Hill Division. No. lt?, Sons
of Temperance, is again reorganized
and in working condition. Ollicers
installed for present quarter are as
.i. n. Phillips, w. p.
J. it. Fullmer, W. A.
M. d. O'Sowd, K. S.
Miss .1. V. Phillips, A, H. S.
Miss Sil I a Williamson, F. S.
Miss Sal lie Argue, Trpas.
1). W. Roberts, Chap.
MissCarrk Salley, Con.
(t. W. Williamson, Asst. Con.
Miss Cora Argoc, I. S..
Joe Smiley, O. S.
Time-of meeting?Saturday ftyen
Our local D. C. W., A. FC. Olewton,
has been 'united to reorganized Pine
Grove Division, No. 2U\
P. D. Jei'fcoat,
P. W. P.
Subscribers to the Time* will
please remember the printers Ik fore
they spend all their Win er change
and the dull season comes *n. The
subscription books are at Mr. Kirk
Robinson's store where they can
stop and pay up when lhoy come to
At h meeting of the vestry of the.
Orangeburg Lutheran Church, held
>h Friday, the 8th of April, 1881, the
following preamble and resolutions
Wiiehxas, It has plenicd God, iu
'tis wine ami loving, inscrutable
providence, to rehtov* from us our
jsteemori brother, .1. F. Addon?one
in whom we recognize ninny traits of
l pure and noble Christian charac
ter; a true simplicity of;manner and
feeling which knew no pridc'or nrrog
uu e in the midst of success: ever
ready to do bis part for the prosper
ity and progress of the Church of
Christ; therefore, lie it
R?-W?.W, That it is with duo.p sor
row that we realize the departure of
inn who was an olllcer of so much
usefulness lit our Chun h.
IlMo.rei/, That we will ever cherish
for our emulation the memory of his
Re-?*/????/, That, a copy of this pre
amble and resolutions be transmitted
to tlie bereft family as n token of our
heartfelt sympathy for their loss.
/irsti'crtl. That a copy he furnished
tlie Oraugeburg papers for publica
\Y: J. BitvAST,-President.
Arial. La;jiikop, Secretary.
V TAME EAGi.E THAT WOUKIES
Some three months ago, while
hunting in the mountains cast of the
I'weive-iuile House. Sir. Bujinglon
captured a young American eagle. At
the time the bird was quite small
and from appearances but a few
weeks old. Air. 1 In Hingt on has his
pet con lined in the yard back of his
shop, and the many and curious
inoiikeyshincs indulged in by the
mountain bird are really amusing.
Measuring some eight feet from tip
to tip and weighing forty pmindsi
with talons three inches in length,
there is but small chance for any
dogs residing jji the neighborhood.
For as sure as a canine makes bis
appearance, the eagle spreads his
heavy wings, and with n loud scream
ho lights upon the back of his terror
stricken dog. The scene tknt follows
is one of great interest. The dog,
without further notice, darts through
tlie side gate and out ft/to Che street,
with the nil gl e attached to his back,
and that too in a ninuner to stay.
Down tlie street lie goes at break
neck speed. At a distance of about
two blocks- the eagle, bids the dog an
affectionate ailicti and. quietly re
turns, as though nothing bad hap
pened. The same experi ment is gone
through with whenever the dog can
be procured. It docs not seem no- .
pessary to r*.mark that rings of any
description are seldom seen in that
part of the town, and the same clog
never more than once. It would be
a blessing lo our city if we had one
such bird on each block. It wot rid
save our pound-master much un
necessary trouble.? *S?fu J>>se Mcivioy.
TftE wife for AX EDITOR.
A Georgia editor is boastful over
the good qiinlilicsof his wife, to whom
he pays this doubtless well-deserved
tribute: There is a little brown-eyed,
enthusiastic; bigh-spirited lady, who,
after she has cooked breakfast, clear
ed the things tiway, set the house to
rights, attended the call of the bread
wagon, and milk the cows, (Ions her
hut and cloak, conves into this olllccy
yanks us out of the editorial easy (y)
chair, pounces on the exchanges, am
putatcs every item of interest, stacks
them on the copy-hook, grabs up a
Fabor, travels it over a quire of edi
tor's manuscript paper, removes her
snowy-white apron, shoves up her
sleeves, grubs up a stick, and rule
and sets it all into typo, reads the
proofs and corrects every error.
That's oiir wife, and she will get her
reward in heaven. The lady referred J
to in the abtrVo was Miss Ella Green,
formerly of Macon.
This is the kind of wife ovcrybody
needs, that is not afraid to role up
her olocves and'help her husband.
listen to this ?ihls.
Dr. Carbally, an eminent physician
and chemist, testifies that the cosine
Lies which the fashionable belles of
the present day arc so fond of using
and deem ho indispensible to their
beauty, are the most deadly enemies
to their vital system. Paralysb, that
fatal and frightful form of bodily
infirmity, is said to be the result of
the continual use 'of the paints or
washes used for enamelling or otficT- .
wise artificially whitening the skin.
Chief among these fearful auxil
iaries of t he toilet is that w hite hor.
ror, "Laird's Bloom of Youth,"
wliich is so extensively used by the
ladies of society, married and single,
for "making up" their eoniplexiot}v.?
The salts of lead contained in this
preparation, which is the means of
producing that pearly white, polished
appearance of the skin, on applying
it, is the active agent of parahysjs,
and any person who uses it, or any
other lotion or powder containing
these salts, is tampering with her life.
Dr. Carbally further tells us, ser^
i?uslyy that the peculiar droop of the
hands sarcastically cid led. the 'Mean
gar< o style," and which was suppos
ed by the community to lie" a mere
freak of fashion, really and truly had
its origin in a partial paralysis of
the exterior muscle of the fore-arm,
produced by the u>c of those outward
poisons. Some fashionable belle, no
uo doubt, had snlfcrcd in this terrible
way for her folly, and all fashion
able geese of her acquaintance follow
ed suit by crooking their wrists and
drooping their hands, like s:o nuyiy
hens with their wings broken.
We learn also that all powders,
paints and liquids which impart ?
polished, scintillating whUctfoss to
the skin, contain metallic poisons*
and are extremely perilous. The
more beautiful the' more dangerous.
a not?bije e&'ecijtiox.
All the Nihilists, except the wo
man I lossy Helfmrmn. condemned to
death for connection with the Czar's
assassination, namely: RuseakorT,
Michaelon", Kibolt/.chitsch, Juliahoft"
and Sophie Pieovsky, were hanged at
10 o'clock Friday morning. Michael
oil's rope broke twice. Order was
not disturbed; There was an ini
rryense concourse of spectators.
Appeals for mercy to the Nihilists
Russnkofi'and Michnel?ff were rub
nutted to the Czar, but he replied
that thescutenco of the court must
bv carried out.
The condemned Nihilists Were es
corted from the fortress to the place
of execution by Cossacks and in
fantry with drums and fifes. De*
ta'ehments- of all regiments of guards
stationed in St. Petersburg so'r
rounded the scnKfold. All the pris
oners received the ministrations of
priests and kissed the cross and each
other. They were very firm, except
KurSsnkoft", who' fainted at the last
The Voorhees-Mahonc difficulty,
says the Washington correspondent
of the Atlanta) Constitutum, is virtu
ally ended.- Voorhecs says he intends
to treat any message iroin Mahonc,
whether it be a challenge or other
wise.- with contempt.- Mahone, full
ofM^lign-ation, insisted upon chal
lenging Yooriiees, but was persuaded
by discreet, friends that such an act
would only injure him. The friends
of both senators are endeavoring to
fix up a mutual explanation, but
neither Voorhecs- nor Mahonc seems
inclined that way.
The Oalvestoh lawyers have got a
good laugh on a brother attorney
who was defending a colored klep
tomaniac on- life plea of insanity Tho'
attorney for the defendant made an
I eloquent speech on the irresponsible
condition of his client's mind to tho
jury and took his seat. His idiot
client,reached over, touched his ad
vocate's arm, and said emphatically:
"You is do biggest fool on Govci*-*
nor's Island.*' The opposing nttoiiv
ncy instantly remarked, "There, I
\ told you he had lucid intervals,"