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V A!*"fc'tfit?s ' * k ! ?? *****
Now that the holiday season is
over and everything has gone pros
perous and happy; every one better
off, and a bright fertile year: ahead,
at no period in tho history of our
business i life have we boon so thor
oughly proparod to moot the wants
of the trado and the requirements wf
the people, nn we are now. Wo shall
continue to place'upon our counters
from day to day, bargains iu every
and shall always.be found using our
boat endeavors io.prevent extortions
and uphold the CASH SYSTEM.
Our entire stock' is i)OW offered at.
REDUCED PRICES; . .
We ask 3 oil to call and inspect our
We guarantee to please as to
quality and price.
Look can fully over this list of a
few articles mentioned :
Genta 5 Hose, white, 5 and 10 c.
" atriped 12 J
" solid colors 12}
" double heel & toe 12i
Ladies hoee, white, 8, 10. 12J.
" solid colors, 12$
" bulbriggan, 15
" ; u finest qua'i
< bibiren's hose, colored, 6, 8. 10, 12J
Ladies Liaunllcts, dark colors, 30 c.
*? Berlin gloves, embroidered
" kid gloves, 4 bnttonp, "best
Gents buckskin gloves, lined 75
?1 driving 30
Derby suiting, 10
Cashmeres, beautiful colors, 103
n Merinos, heatttiful colors, lti
Sf l'lanuelr?, red, white and blue, 25 to
> 11 it.?., cry pretty,'30 c
3 adies Hoods, new styles, 40
?-<ooking Gl as.-es, bureau size, SI
'? extra large $1.50
" , oval frames GO and
Jrilvcr plated tea spoons, SI 25.
" Table " 1.75
" Forks 175
" Knives 3.75
Glass Setts, handsome, 4 pieces, 50
Glass Preserve Stands, 00
Goblets, 75 ct per dnz
Tumblers, 00Jet per doz
Lamps from 25 to 75 cts
Large assortment Ladies, Gents
and Children's Shoes from the finest
to the cheapest,
Men Hud Boys Hats, 40, 60, 75, 1.00
1.25 to S3
Meu and Boys Caps front 25 to 50
Fancy Box Paper, J'.nvelopea and
Agent for the Largest Tobacco
Factory in tho United States, we
offer bargains in this line.
Agent for Manufacturers of Soaps
and Concen rated Lye, we defy com
We have the Largest and Cheap
?*et Stock of
BROOMS AND BASKETS
in the Market.
Agent for tho Celebrated Town
These Powders have stood the Test
by the best Chemist, and pronounctd
PURE, when bought in can3. Prof.
Mott, the Leading Chemist of the
World, says tho worse ndulteratious
occur wlten Powders aie sohl loose or
in bulk. Remember this and get
TOWN TALK from Headquarters
Your attcutiou is asked to the re
duction in our CARPETING, put
down to. 25, 35, 4Q cents.
Pocket Knives from 5 cts. to 82..
Buggy Whips, 25, 50,75 cts., 81,
$1 26 $2.
C. D. KORTJOHN.
Sier Always notice this COLUMN
TU? Stock Law.
Knotts Mills, S. C,
Orangeburg County July 30th 1S81.
Editor Orantrcburg^Titfte&r-. -.
On a short visit to ray native
County; after ah absence of several
years, I find our ; people ??agitating
the fence question"and l am pleased
to sec it; for I consider it a sure indi
cation of progress, which must cer
tainly lead to increased material
prosperity. I am pained, however,
to see pieces written for the public
upon this subject, which abound in
what I consider, unbecoming per
sonal allusions. I must demur
against such, and I am ? sure that
every intelligent man will join mein
saying, "It is a pity that men cannot
rise above such trilling, .and discuss
calmly and impartially the question
at issue." ^
The question before us is, which is
better to fence the stock or the crop?
Now, I am not a farmer; but I am
very deeply interested in the welfare
of the fanningcomiuuuity, andut the
instigation of a valued friend, I am
led to give my experience as learned
from observing thp working of1 the
new system of fencing the stock in
live different counties in the State.
I first observed its working in
Anderson County for a year or two,
and I find the people delighted with
it. It was amusiug to hear them
talk of the opposition which it re
ceived at lirst, and of the wonderful
stories which were told of the great
injury which it would bring to '.he
poor, ccc, but the law in actual force
showed that these were only imagi
nary, and the poor could laugh for
ever, having been duped by them.
My home was at this time in Abbe
ville; but I visited Anderson very
often, being only a few miles from
the County line, and as often as I
visited it I had to pass through a
gate, which shutout the stock of the
Abbeville farmers from the Anderson
people. Very soon the people of
Abbeville seeing what a blessing it
was, began agitating the question,
and in a short" while they fell into
line, and several of my friends, as
good farmers as arc in the County,
were after a year's trial highly pleas
eel with its working, and regretted
that it bail not been passed sooner;
j for had it been, they would have
'saved? much valuable timber, and
j would have bad finer stock. Of course
the law was not secured.without op
position. Some condemned it in the
strongest terms, and 1 have in mind
now, an old gentleman, who would
have died holding on to the good old
way, and who said that he would
not regard the law; but in due time
he put up his stock, gracefully sub
mitting to the inevitable, and though
I have not heard from himlatcly yet I
suppose lie is by this time fully con
vinced that what he opposed so streit
ously was for his own good arid the
general welfare of the public.
1 have likewise observed its work
ing in Greenville, Chester and Lan
caster, and I find the people equally
well pleased. Only a portion of Lau.
caster County has adopted the now
system; but 1 am sure that this will
not be the case long, for the advan
tage w hich this portion has over the
rest of the County must soon be scon
by the most skeptical, and it must
convince them that it will be better
[ for them to follow suit. I visit twice
each month .one of the best farming
conmiunitcs in Chester County, lit
tceu miles from Lancaster village,
and I find the people there well pleas
ed with the new sysieinj and have
heard expressions like this, "I do not
know bow we ever did manage to get
along so many years without it."
The fact is, I have not yet met more
than one man with whom I convers
ed on the subject who was not pleas
I found, from my own experience,
that a man who docs not farm will
much prefer living in a community
where the stock law is in force. One
will feel this very Sensibly when be
contrasts the accumulation of filth
which necessarily arises from stock
lying, and btandiirg around the
premises, with Its total absence To
some this may seem a very trivial
matter; but I am sure that it well de
serves attention, not only for decen
cy's sake; but from hygienic con
It w as not my purpose, however,
to discuss the question, but to look
at it through the spectacles of one
daily seeing the working of the new
system. It remains for you to de
cide, whether, what suits so well
other couuties, will be adapted to you
and will enhance your farming inter
ests. You must look tit the question
fairly, squarely and decide what you
consider for the best interest of the
In conclusion; I will saj' that I
have been greatly pleased to bco. uu
mi stak able evidences of progress in
thiH County, which are all the more
easily discerned by one who has.been
abscut for some time. I rejoice to
see my old County in which is the
home of my birth and of my earlier
years, recovering from Sherman's de
vastating raid, and the blighting
effects of Radical misrule. May her
prospcrit}' continue, and may the
.God ;of heaven bless her sous and
'her-daughters more and more.
G. W. G.
? i ii i ?.??i
Life, viewed from a proper stand
point, is a blessing,1 and not a curse,
aud if improved as it should be, will
insure ja reward of immortality
which will more than repay us for ail
the toils of suduring incident to a
long and tiresome journey across the
world's wild waste. The aged pil
grim tottering upon his staff, and
looking and longing for the end.
shouldjbc au object of envy instead
of pity and commiseration. He may
have had a rough road to travel, and
been persecuted aud neglected, yet
he was true to his trust, faithful to
his integrity, and now, from Pisgah's
hefght he views the promised laud,
with tho lied Sea and forty .years'
travel in this wilderness world all be
hind him, and rejoices, as well he
may, that the journey is well nigh
ended, and the reward of the fai hftll
though feeble soldier is almost with
in his grasp.?Palmetto Yeoman.
What do you think the beautiful
word "wife" comes from? It is the
word in which the English And Latin
languages conquered the French aud
Greek. I hope the r'rench will some
day get a word for it instead of that
dreadful word femmc. But wdiat do
you think it comes from? The great
value of Saxon words is that they
mean something. Wife means "weav
er." You must either be housewives
or housemoths; remember that. In
the deep sense, you must either weave
men's fortunes or embroider them, or
feed upon aud bring them to decay.
Wherever a true wife comes, home is
always around her. The stars may
be over her bead, the glow worm in
the night cold grass may be the lire
at her foot: but home is where she is
and for a noble woman it stretches
far around her, better than houses
ceiled with cedar and painted with
vermillion, shedding its quiet light
far for those who else are homeless.
This I believe to be the woman's true
place and power.?Ruskin.
Gov. Hagoed was serenaded at
Greenville on Wednesday night, by a
colored brass band, at the Exchange
Hotel. The News says:
"The Governor spoke briefly, com
plimenting the band on their music,
and thanking them for it. He said
that he had just seen the mother of
the leader of the band who called on
Mrs. Ha good, \vhom she had kiiewn
from a child, and-hud listened to their
exchange of reniinis :ences of former
days, and to the maternal pride with
which their leader's mother had
spoken of her son's musical talent.
They lived, he said, in an exception
ally favored section of the State,
where they had the finest lands, en
terprising people, and that Aladdin's
lamp, line water power. The Pied
mont section seemed destined to a
splendid career of prosperity that
nothing could check. In all of this
the harmony that bail existed and
still exists was an important factor.
The races could and should work to
gether iu a common cause, to put
South Carolina on a platform of
truth, and justice to all men. [Ap
Henry Ward Beecher has his life
insured''tor $1,000,000, for the bene
fit of his heirs. Will the legatees
mourn very sincerely wdien the course
of nature invites them to take poss
ession of their inheritance?
Two Irishman, on landing in this
country, and sitt ing down to first din
ner, found on the table a dish of pre
pared mustard, which neither of
them had over happened to meet be
fore. One of them took a spoonful
?it a venture, which quickly brought
a deluge ot tears to his eyes.
"What are you crying about?" ask
ed his companion* ? -
"I was crying at the recollection of
my poor father, wdiowas hung about
twenty years ago."
The dinner proceeded, and sonn
t he other made a dip into the mus
tard with a similar effect.
"What are you crying about?" was
the grave inquiry of his comrade.
"I am crying because you were not
hung when your father war."
Old Field School**.
Editor Or tngebufg Times :
Readiug extracts from the pro
ceedings of the National Education
al Association at Atlanta, I see that
D . N\w .1 of Maryland said, "In this
day every one is taught as if going
to college when in fact ninety per
cent, never go beyond the country
School." It is SO;
Now as to the higher schools in
towns which will include say, one
twentietli of the list. Let'these, if
you please, carry satchels holding a
I alf bushel, or a: pyramid of books
balanced on the licad, very likely the
people are able to pay for them, and
it looks like gttiiny on, the big
dictionary being the base and taper
ing up with "somebody's very best"
of grammars?a myth to parents and
a mystery to the pupil, although he
may commit the whole to memory
and repeat it parrot-like; the pyra
mid further raised by Nos. 1st, 2nd.
3rd, Ith and 5th of somebody elses
unexceptionable pictorial readers?
Wry much pictorial, and very little
reading lesson, but popular and
counting to the publisher in propor
tion as they raise the pyramid say
four dollars for series.
?hall the pyramid be capped with
the ove:ybouy's lirst friend?the his
tory of the boy who stole apples and
wouldn't comedown, the black bear,
the dog light, spilt milk and "if ami
if," sail' the farmer? No! Fol wo
have this; 'under the law the books
adopted, anu Norn? Uliter COUiU be
used until Sept. 1st 1S81." This ex
eludes from the list our old blue
backed friend of sixty years. Well
we have.found toed boots, square
toed boots, box toed boots V Are oil r
toes any easier for the changes? Wl
have Hop hats, felt hats, round top
ped hats?do they cover any more
brainsV Every one who has the
means can follow fashion. But,
when it comcs.to this we will sup
pose a widow with a half dozen child
ren to buy boots for at an expense of
teil or fifteen dollars for each succes
sive teache*'*,. it is time for fashion
?Ii' 1 "V'ii lfjflf|jffet0P tu so far as.it re
gards stdm^Wonks. Better that the
State furnish books if it wants to
subsidize certain authors, and let
the p.it rons employ the teacher. The
expense to our supposed widow
would lie n nch les-;. But the object
of this article is to ho.v how-likethe
heil (-1 Fructifies is the plan now pur
t-.ied :is i; ri?,/eo.M the nineteen
twentieths of I lie '(>hl Field schools."
It. is no diuibt : s well arranged as
possible so f:ir as theory goes -so
tar as the Superintendent Kmi leach
with his s'ip'crvKioth but whjoii we.
cdiiv to the tielil of op-ration, ask
U113 of the citizens. Hiivi they will say
that the rxpcndilnr.* of the public
fund in most ease., is a miserable
Very generally the trustee is inert
1:1 1 inoperative, lie has to do
.?veryfhiii.4 wi:liuit pay. docs hot
e.il disposi-d to cx-.rt h.mself iinl iss
personally iuic/cslcd, an 1 if lie be
oinpctenl tt> examine the school
.?hieb is not ofleti the case. he don't
['.??! disposed to lose the time to do it.
A goo i plan would be to have an
:xaminer, witli .1 iho.ieratc salary, to
-xauiine and inquire into llie ejjlrie'n
Some teachers (courteously so
called) are continuously looking for
'.school where I bey may get into a
sleepy hollow eddy and .sure pay,
even if it don't amount to much.
They will teach in a ten by twelve
cabin, tin ier an arbor, or almost any
where with any number of e Iii Id reu
from ten up to one hundred; in fact
there is no end to their capabilities.
They never have loo many nor too
few. The name for these, is "Pliable."
They teach after their fashion, the
high-sounding dictionary, the mys
terious grammar, history, ifcc, &c.i
ostensibly aiming at the ihocn when
in reality their objective mark is on
In connection with this and in con
clusion Dr. Newell says, and I think
his plan an excellent one. "I would
'eaeb onlv one-fourth as much spell
ing." (It may he South Carolina re
quires a little more than Maryland.)
"No grammar, leaving that for the
college, simple arithmetic, abolish
history and geography as text
hooks; but allowing the former to be
used as a reader. I would substi
tute the following; draw ing, writing,
reading, composition and "simple
arithmetic." The writer would sug
gest spelling the most difficult and
constantly recuring words in each
M. L. Baldwin.
Orangeburg, July 27, 1881.
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A lady physician says: "The
prime cniust of weakness and disease
among our women and girls is owing
(o.crrors in dress and lack of physt
crdexcTci .r, in fact, utter laiinca."
A 1'lmiiltKKiviiic I>uy ?
The proposition to have n day of
thanksgiving for tho deliverance of
the President from death, emanating
from the ollice of the Governor of
Ohio, has been favorably received by
most of the governors of other States,
and by the secular papers. The
Governor of Texas has raised a dis
senting voice?and a very manly.sen
sible voice it is, in our. judgment,
though be has been sulhcicntly de
nounced for it by ungodly editors;
We take it, that Go v. Roberts is a
Christian man. His view is" simply
this: that in our conutry, where
church and State are totally separate,
no state officer has the right to make
any sort of proclamation calling for
religious services. lie rejoices aud
thanks God iii common with all the
people for the.spared life of the Presi
den'., but declines to issue a procla
mation on the subject. We think he
We have never had any liking for
na'ional or State thanksgiving; days
or fast days. We seem always to
hear, through high sounding words
of the proclamations and nil the for
malities of the occasion, tin; voice di
vine sternly demanding "who hath
required this at 3011t- bauds?" A
call to worship the spirit God, the
God of infinite holincsfc, issuing as it
commonly docs from irreligious men,
sometimes from infidels und blasphe
mers, never has in it anything of
sacred n ess or power for us. More
over, the very iden of a national ser
vice, whether of thanksgiving or fast
ing, savors of a dispensation that
missed away when the .Messiah came.
None cau worship God now except
as individuals. Many mny worship
tit the same time and in the same
place, but stiil as individuals will
lie regard them. A national service,
in which" all the people, converted
and unconverted, godly and wicked,
are summoned to give thanks to the
glorious God or to humble them
selves in fasting aud prayer before
Him, is in our view a solemn mock
Happy unions tire always ypluu
tary, not oulv at the beginniug, but
as long us life lasts. Love cannot
be made free by a change pfstatutcsi
It cannot be found or lost under any
circumstances. If the state should
listen to the petitions of those who
ask that sex relations be exempt from
control, the experience of a quarter of
a century would convince the world
that the old, long tried monpgamic
solution of the sex question is the
wise one. There are evident reasons
why such a result would conic. Iu
all the past emotional experience of
the race, it has been found imposs
ible to create an intense idealization
of more than one subject at one time;
and it has been found, too, that when
such an idealization has been tested
by knowledge and time, it docs not
diminish, but deepens, and that the
effect of ?Iiis long continued idealiza
tion is to create the liest condition of
development, both for those who
exercise it, a.id for those toward
whom it is directed. Now, if the best
conditions of happiness arc once se
cured they should be maintained. It
is not possible to bring out all the
results of this mutual sex idealiza
tion in any short period of associa
tion. The fact that the association
is a permanent one gives it earnest
hess and dignity. It would not be
possible to extract from a half dozen
associations, extending over a period
of twenty-five years, the same amount
of fine character development as
would come from one fortunate asso
ciation lasting for the same' time.
When we are once sure of the wis
dom/integrity and affection of some
friend through long experience, we
spend no more brain activity in
learning his peculiarities of charac
ter and in adapting ourselves to them.
The association of man and wife is
rather moral and alt'cctiona) than in
tellectual. It is a rest, a certainty,
a point of departure for other activi
ties. Once settled and safely settled,
we waste no power in readjussing the
relations, but take the fruit as it rip
ens, without the need of uprooting
the old and planting new trees.
Broke tub Car Stiuno.?As a
train was approaching Cleveland it
parted in tbe middle, and the bell
rope snapped off like a thread, the
end of it striking an old lady on her
"What is the matter?" sho ex
"Oh, tho train's broke in two," ic
plicd a gentleman who sat in the next
"I should say so," the old lady
said, looking at the broken bell cord.
"Did they s'poso a trilling little
string like that would hold tbe train
Goethe was one evening interrupt- .
id, while absorbed in literary work,
by a caller from America. When the
caller was asked by a servant if he ?
bad any special business, ho replied,
"Only to see the poot,'r
Goethe was vexed at tho -iuterrup-.l
tion, and showed itjdfdnly..- Coming
hastily into the room without a word
of greet ing, he seated himself abrupt
ly, on a stool, ;us if sayiug, "If you
only wish to see me, look at me.1'
The visitor's impudence was Mjfov '
lime. He proved himself muster of
the occasion. In perfect silence, like
Goethe's he rose, took a lamp from
the table, and walked slowly around*
the poet, looking at him from every
point of view.,.
Goethe was conquered by this cool
ness. He burst into a hearty.laugh, .
and began to converse in his pleasant' '. .
style. The. visitor proved to be a?
agreeable cum p? ? ion," uiid Goethe '
was amused at his impudence.??
fc?. m?tllieWn Dots.
A corrcspotuh^nt from St.
Matthews furnishes us the following
The Glass Ball Tournament on the
1,9th, was an enjoyable occasion.
Four teams entered with the follow
ing . score: Ft. Motte, 40; St,
Matthews, 36; Scrubs, 35; and"
Belleville, 33. Win. M. Sain. D. E.
Smoak, A. M. Izlar, Geo. W. Arthur '
and Luther Bell, the experts were ex
cluded from the team shooting, but
carried off most of the prizes in tho
sweepstakes. The tournament was
attended by a large number of ladies,
and the whole affair wound up at
::ight with a ball.
The following i'ecent improvements
arc reported: F. J. Buyck, C. F.
Zeigler, J. D. Antley and Wi F.
Rives, have all completed their resi
dences. Mr. J. W. Buyck has just
built a very neat store. Geo. W.
Arthur has built a large livery and
sales stable, and will soon complete/
a t wo story store, the largest in town.
Dr. W. ft Pbh and L. M. Whaley
Esq., will leave in a few days for
\firginia Springs on a heal?i tour..
- mt -i m? ? ? ?' ' ?' . ' '
?Pleasures of hotel life: "Here's a
lly in niy soup waiter." "Yes, sir;
very sorry sir; but you can throw the
lly away aud cat the soup, can't
you?" "Of course I eau. You didn't
expect me to throw away the soup
and eat the fly, did yotiV"
Old proverb: "The darkey's
hour is just before the dawn," re-,
maked Sambo when ho started out
just before daybreak to steal a young
chicken for breakfast.?Ncie Orleans
Teacher?"Now, Bobby, what is
the plural of mouseV" Robby, "Do*
no'm'm." Teacher?"Why, Robby;
I'm surprised. The plural of mouse
Is mice. Don't forget that now."
Bobby?"No" m." Teacher?"Now
tell the what is tho plural of house."
There Is tin use Iii drugging yntttaelf to
death, and buying all the vile medicines fur
internal use when you can be ciitcd of fever
and ague, dumb ague, hi 1 liouu disorders,
jaundiuej dyspepsia) as well ae ull digorders
and ailments of the liver, blood and stom
ach, by wearing one of /'rof. Ouillmettc's
French liver pads, which is a bjtc cure
every time. If your druggist does not
keep the pad, send SI .00 iu a letter to
French Pad Co. Tolo.lo, 0., and it will be
sent you by return mail. It is the only
pad that is guaranteed to cjre. Beware of
counterfeits. ' may 19
WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY
?Entiling nt 8 o'clock.?
Mondays reserved for Soirees when
? Terras Reasonable?
For other particulars apply to
M tSS OLLIE THOMPSON at
M is. Neu Oers Boarding House* .
July 28 tf
Lost or Stolen
ON Wednesday, July 20th. oho Geld ?
English Lever Watch, No. 12.?1S,.
maker, oseph Johnson. Liverpool Eno
land. Private mnrk inside casu, 1,924.
Outside case, V, M- M. Gold chain at
tached, twist link, with booh or catch brok
en oil*. A liberal reward is oflercd for th?
recovery of same
C. Wi CULLER, .
Julv 26th 1881.