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ORANGEBURG, S. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1879.
3STo. lO.
SHERIDAN A SIMS, Proprietors.
SutisciurTioN.
Oho Year................St.GO
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ADVBBTI8EUENT8.
First Instertlon.<4<U.OO
Each Subsequent Insertion.50
Liberal coutracts made for 3 month
and over. I
JOB OFFICE
13 PREPARED TO DO ALL KINDS OP
THE TRAGIC DEATH OF A BRIDE OF A
FEW MONTHS.
A passenger by the Australia tells
of a married pair appearing on ship
board at the moment the gang-plank
was heing pulled in at the dock in
Now York. A state-r?om had been
procured in some mysterious manner,
and some huge trunks followed, but
tbe owners came last, and the captain
Was somewhat puzzled to find that
the name on the passenger-list and
the occupants of the state-room were
not the same. After the ship, how
ever lost eight of land, the captain
was taken into the confidence of the
gentleman, and told of an elopement.
The groom was a man about forty
years of age, a foreigner and a count,
with coral-black moustache on his
lace, and a castle on the Rhine. He
' ' had the hard, handsome face common
to Mississippi gamblers, and dressed
himself in the same gorgeous style.
The bride, without being hand
some, had large wiuoing blue eyes,
that in their helpless confiding sort
of expression won the sympathy of
all on board.
The count treated his bride with
elaborate courtesy, always getting
out of the way when the poor thing
suffered from sea sickness, and after
expressing his concern for madame
in the choicest phrase.
He expressed himself cnuicd terri
bly with the monotony of the sea,and
tried hard to inveigle certain gentle
men into games of chance, only, to
pass the time, however. He was
strongly averse to gambling.
At the end or the voyage the pair
disappeared, and the two fugitives
were heard of no more until months
./after, when the Australia was qn her
way back to New York, when the
kind-hearted captain heard that a
woman, traveling alone, was very ill
in the steerage.
Seeking her with the ship's physi
cian, he \vas astonished to find in the
oteefage passenger the Count's bride
of iffew months before. He vacated
his state-room to the poor woman in
her faded finery, and little by little
he learned her story.
It waB the old, old story of offend
ed parents, and a cruel husband,
vrho> finding a helpless wife without
money, on his hands, first abused
and then deserted her.
She had parted with the few bits of
jewelry left her by the brute, and
was now getting back as best she
could, ruined and broken-hearted to
her old home.
The ship was approaching New
York. The weary passengers collect
ed ton deck, and saw the poor crea
ture, with little remaining of her
former self but the wistful, confiding
took from her large bluo oyes, that
from out the pale, shrunk face seem
ed larger than ever.
Those who watched her more close
ly saw at times a light gleam in
them, as if for a second her poor
numbed faculties were unhinged and
crazy. The vessel, aided by wind
and steam was dashing on, nenring
every second to the bay, when sud
denly the startled passengers heard a
wild scream, saw a flash of white
garments, a splash, and then the
wild cry of some one overboard.
The steamer was stopped, the boat
lowered; and after hour's search, the
body of the poor woman was recover
ed and brought on board.
A Triple Wedding.
The mariage at Greene, N. Y., of
three sisters at one time and in the
same church made a sensation in so
ciety circles in this village and neigh
borhood last week. Two of the bride
grooms were clergymen. The triple
ceremonies were performed in the
Congregational Church in the pres
ence of a large number of guests,
many of whom wero New Yorkers,
aud parties came from the country
for miles around to witness the scene.
The brides and bridegrooms were
Miss Mary H. Grant and the Rev.
Smith T. Ford, paetor of the Baptisi
Church in Greene; Miss Flora R.
Grant and Mr. II. H. Scott, a New
York shoe merchant, Miss Jennie L.
Grant and the Rev. William N. Rit
chie of tho'Forty-fonrlh Street Pres
byterian Church, Now York. The
three sisters, standing together at the
altar in their bridal robos, made a
striking picture. After the wedding
there was a brilliant reception, and
supper, and then the threo bridal
parties started together for the East
on an extended tour.
How a Woman Hurries.
Have you ever waited for a woman
to get ready to go anywhere? Of
course you have, and will be interest
ed in what follows, written by Kate
Thorn. Thc hour is hnlf-past three
Mario is not ready. At four she will
be down in just one minute, but even
at that hour if you could look into
Marie's chamber you would be in de
spair. Her crirrps arc rot taken
down, her hoots unbuttoned, her
pull-back elastic cords are out^of
gear, and thc maid is fixing them ;
she can't find her bracelets, one cuff
pin is missing ; she puts arnica on
her handkerchief by mistake, thinking
it jockey club. There is a button off
her basque from hurried buttoning ;
and oh, dear 1 dear 1 where are her
lemon kids, and her parasol, her face
scarf, that coral neck chain, a shawl,
a white lace veil, and a dozen other
necessary articles? She has hurried
so that her faco is all ablaze, and she
is sure she looks like a washerwo
man, and she seizes the powder puff
and dabs a little chalk on her fore
head, and hopes it won't be seen, as
she is going to ride with a man and
not with a woman.
All unconscious of thc trials which
beset your charming Marie, you are
striving to do thc agreeable to Mrs.
B., with thc sound of your horses
pawing up the sidewalk in your ears,
and you know the old man is particu
lar about his grounds, and directly
you hear something snap, and rush
out to find that one of your spirited
nags has broken olf a fence picket,
and is trying his best on another by
way of dessert. Will 6he ever get.
ready? You consult your watch.
Five o'clock. You feel iuclined to
swear a little, but early piety forbids,
and you try to possess your soul in
patience. The door opens. She
comes, radiant and smiling, in thc
loveliest of new costumes, pinned
back so tight that she creeps toward
you like a snail, aud you mentally
woiider how she is ever going to step
high enough to get into the carriage ;
and her hat is so becoming, and her
black lace scarf increases the white
ness of her neck so much, and she
tells you so sweetly, that you feel in
finitely obliged to her for doing it,
and feel for thc moment as if the
highest and most supreme delight of
existence could be found only in
waiting for her to get read}'.
i The Farmers Whip the Fight.
The farmers by unity of action
have carried their point and forced
thc guano men to terms, thus placing
thousands of dollars in their poskcts.
This will show them their power
when combined, and we hope yot to
see the day when thc will of thc
planter shall be thc law of thc land.
Possessing a ruling strength when
combined, lor years they have been
at the mercy .of every trade, profes
sion, business and schcmei in the
land. Let them remember that in
"unity there is strength" and set to
work at repairing the commercial and
political fences, so that the bottom
rail, which has so long been burrow
ed in thc dust, may get on top. In
the late contest, however, it seems to
us that the farmers devoted too much
of their attention to the "time price"
of fertilizers and gave "cash price"
too little consideration for their own
good. A recent letter from a well
known manufacturer says, "we are
offering a high grade fertilizer here
(the place of manufacture) at eight
teen dollars per ton cash, but your
planters prefer to pay double the
price on thc ruinous plan of buying
on time or for cotton." The cash
system is the only ono by which our
farmers can save money, and we see
no reaeon, therefore, why they cannot
make arrangements to avail them
selves of the advantages which are
here afforded them.?Lexington Dis
patch.
Mr. Hale, of Maine, whoso chief
function in thc Federal economy of
the nation is to sneeze whenever Mr.
Blaine takes snuff, is among those
who affirm that the Democrats in
Congree3 arc seeking to retard legis
lation in order to compel a special
session. Yet Mr. Hale, in tho face
of his avowed anxiety to proceed
I with thc public business, stands up
and once more occupies tho time of
thc House with a buncombe resolu
tion respecting war claims. Next
week we expect to sco him come up
smiling with a bill authorizing -the
Mississippi Kivcr to iuovo on a down
grade.
A RACE FOR A BI11DE.
THE ARRANGEMENT. 8TART, WILD RID
The following is a very graphic and
pleasing account of a wedding race
among the Huzarohs, and the devices
of the bride to bo captured only by
the man that she loved :
The suitors of the maiden, nine in
number, appear in the Held, all un
armed, but mounted on the best
horses they can procure; while the
bride herself, on a beautiful Turko
man station, surrounded by her rela
tions, anxiously surveys the group of
lovers. The conditions of the race
were these: The maiden has a cer
tain start given, which she avails her
self of to gain a sufficient distance
from the crowd to enable her to man
age her steed with freedom, so ns to
assist the suitor whom she prefers.
On a signal from the father all the
horsemen gallop after the fair one.
and whichever succeeds in encircling
her waist with his arm, no matter
whether disagreeable or to her choice,
is entitled to claim her as his wife.
After the UBual delays incident upon
auch interesting occasions, the maid
en quits the circle of her relations
and putting her steed into a gallop,
darts into the open plain. When sat
isfied with her position, she turns
round to the impatient youths and
stretches out her arms toward them,
as if to woo their approach. This is
the moment for giving the signal to
commence the chase, and each of the
impatient youths, dashing his pointed
heels into his courser's sides, darts
like the unhooded hawk in pursuit of
the fugitive dove. The savannah
was extensive, full twelve miles long
and three in width, and as the horse
men sped across the plain, the favor
ed lover becamo soon apparent by the
efforts of the maiden to avoid all oth
ers who might approach her. At
length, after nearly two hours' racing,
the number of pursuers is reduced to
four, who are ^altogether, and gradu
ally gaining on the pursued ; with
them is the favorite, but alas 1 his
horse suddenly fails in his speed, and
as she anxiously turns her head, she
perceives with dismay the hapless
condition of her lover; each of the
more fortunate leaders, eager with
anticipated triumph, bending his
head on his horse's mane, shouts at
the top of his voice : "I come, my
Peri; I am 3Tour lover." But she,
making a sudden turn, and lashing
her horse almost to fury, darts across
their path and makes for that pat t of
the chummun piain, where her lover
was vainly endeavoring to goad on
his weary steed. The three others in
stantly checked their career, but in
the hurry to turn back two of the
horses are dashed furiously against
each other, so that both steeds and
riders roll over on the plain. She
laughed, for sho well knew she could
elude the single horseman, and flew
to the point where her lover was.
But her onby pursuer was rarely
mounted and not so easily shaken off,
making a last and desperate effort,
he dashed alongside the maiden, ami
stretching out his arm, almost won
the unwilling prize ; but she, bending
her head on her horse's neck, eluded
bis grasp and wheeled off again. Ere
the discomfltled horseman could again
approach her, her lover's arm was
around her waist, and amid the shouts
of the spectators they turned toward
the fort.
Monkeys are famed as adepts in
mimicry, and a British doctor in Java
recently received an unpleasant proof
of their imitative propensities. The
doctor had a very large monkey,
tame and very clever, which was gen
erally its masters companion in the
dissecting room while he pursued his
anatomical studies. Jacko used al
ways to watch the proceedings atten
tively, and one day, when alone with
his master, seized the unlucky doctor,
popped him upon the dissecting table,
and was just going to put his lessons
to practical use, when tho doctor's
cries brought tho people of the house
to the spot, just in time to save the
doctor from vivisection. That must
I havo been a large monkey I
The Legislature of New Hampshire
will elect a successor to Mr. Wad
leigh in tho United States Senate, and
Mr. William E. Chandler has an idea
that he may bo ablo to ride in on the
wave. Tho country will, of course,
hope ho may. If anything is moro
needed in tho Senate than ono Chan
dler, it is undoubtedly two Chandlers.
1NO, WON.
A Javan Sazerao.
Saving and Spending.
It is not true that the great victo
ries of life are to tho sharp and im
moral man, as a rulo. Here and
there, by sharpness and cunning,
men rise into wealth, hut that wealth
is not of a kind to remain. It takes
a certain amount of virtue, of self
denial, of morality, to lay up and
keep money. In the lives of nearly
all rich men there have been periods
of heroic self-denial, of patient in
dustry, of Christian prudence. Cir
cumstances did not make these men
rich. The highest moral prudence
made them rich. While their com
panions were dancing away their
youth, or drinking nwny their middle
age, these men were devoted to small
economics, putting self-indulgence en
tirely aside. If our correspondent or
our readers will recall their.compan
ions, we think thc first fact they will
be impressed with is tho measure of
equality with which they started in
thc race for competency or wealth.
The next fact they will be impress
ed with is the irregularity of the
end. Then, if they make an inquisi
tion into the causes of the widely
varying results, they will be pro
foundly impressed withthe insignifi
cant part "circumstances" have play
ed in these results. Circumstances?
Why, tho rich roan's son who had all
thc "circumstances" of the town has
become a beggar. The poor, quiet
hid, thc only son of his.mother, and
she a widow, who could only earn
money enough to procure for her
boy tho commonest education,'is a
man of wealth and has become a pa
tron of his native village. The man
who possesses and practices virtue
makes his own circumstances. The
self-denying, prudent man creates
around himself an atmosphere of
safety where wealth naturally takes
refuge?provided, of course, that the
man has thc power to cam it, cither
in production or exchange, or any
kind of manual or intellectual ser
vice.
Married Nineteen Times.
An Ashevillc, N. C, dispatch of
February 20, says John McLcon, a
quandam Methodist preacher, thc
most notorious bigimist ever known
outside of Utah, was arrested here
to-night.- McLcon up to Monday last
had married nineteen times, all his
partners being still alive. It seems
that he has made a business of going
from state to state, marrying in al
most every community in which he
found himself. Requisitions havo
been issued by almost every state
south, asking for thc delivery of Mc
Leon to oillccrs to be sent from these
respective states. He might still be
at laigc but for kidnapping a child of
his last victim, a widow, Mrs. Bettie
W. Follcrton, of Lynebburg, Va, He
lodged the child in the recesses of
Walnut mountain, a barren, desolate
place about thirty miles from this
city. Thc mother of the child came
here to-day, accompanied by a United
States deputy marshal, and visited
the cavern, where they found the
child almost starved to death. A
warrant was at once obtained for thc
arrest of McLcon, and placed in the
hands of the officer, who started in
pursuit. He was found at Marion,
McDowell County, and committed to
jail. McLcon is about fifty years
old, and of exceeding picposscssing
manners.
The Memory of the Dead.
It is an exquisite and beautiful
thing in our nature when the heart is
touched and softened by some tran
quil happiness or affectionate feeling,
the memory of tho dead cornea over
it most powerfully and irresistibly.
It would seem almost as though our
better thoughts and sympathies were
charms, in virtue of which tho soul is
enabled to hold soroo vague and mys
terious intercourse with the spirits of
thoso whom wo love in life. Alas!
how often and how long may thoso
patient angels hover around us,
watching for tho spell which is so sel
dom uttered and so soon forgotten.
?Diekens,
"Is married life preferable to sin
gle lifol" was argued at a recent
meeting of a Pennsylvania debating
society. Only one married man ap
peared for the negative, and ho came
down to business next day with his
arm in a sling, a green patch over
his eye, and a general appearance of
having slept nil night in thc cellar.
THE TRAMP NUISANCE.
?o?
A YOUNG LADY'S LECTURE TO A GANG
Or THE GENTRY.
The people have begun to learn the
daring and insolent d mand3 fre
quently made by tramps recently, as
they go from bouse endeavoring to
impress the importance of their so
called rights. Their appeals have
grown from requests into demands,
and many through fear have provided
themselves with shot-guns and all
the necessary equipments to give the
roaming gentry n hot reception when
it becomes necessary, but experience
shows that very few have the nerve
to make use of their preparations.
An example, however, occurred re
cently, which is not only worthy of re
cord, bid should serve as an example
to others. Mr. W C. Briggs, who
rcoides on the Harrisburg pike, be
yond Green Lawn, had gone away
from home, as also his wife, leaving
their daughter Mary, a young lady of
about seventeen years, in charge of
the house. Knowing the visits of
tramps to be frequent in that locality
Mr. Briggs told her if any made their
appearanco while he was gone to give
them no quarters, and, if necessary,
make use of the revolver and shot
guns, which had been handily provid
ed.
Sure enough during the forenoon
yesterday, three of the gentry made
their appearance, nnd not only de
manded something to eat, but also
thought it would be a very nice thing
to have some additional clothing.
Miss Briggs told them to get out, as
she had nothing for them. This lit
tle opposition was looked upon as
funny, and the tramps renewed their
demands, with some show of having
things their own way. The young
lady remembered her instructions,
and stepping to the bureau pulled out
the revolver and fired. She was de
liberate enough to know that she had
reserved shots if the first failed of its
purpose, hence was at no particular
pains in taking a life on the'first shot
if the end could bo accomplished
otherwise.
After the first shot was fired, the
cowards were met with a levelled re
volver if they should show any resis
tance further, but instead of this,
they quietly skulked away, thorough
ly convinced that for once they had
met a woman with common-sense
and the necessary nerve to brace it
up. Through some very handsome
dodging and shying, while Miss
Briggs was feeling for their carcasses
with a revolver, they escaped with
out a scratch, and went away much
wiser tramps than when they came.
The young lady had a reserve of
shot-guns handy, which had been
provided for such occasions, and the
gentry may feel very lucky that they
were not met with one of these.
They might not huve been so danger
ous, but then they would have spread
it on thicker.?Ohio Journal.
John Sherman's Romanos.
The clerks in the Treasury Depart
ment say that a 640 page book of
"Public Services of John Sherman''
goes off like hot cakes. The rule for
bids peddling of any kind in the
Treasury building ; but the peddler
got a "dispensation" from John in
favor of his romance of the finances
and is permitted to go among the
clerks during office hours. Every
fellow who refuses to buy a copy is
looked upon as disloyal; is spotted,
and theieafter carries an uneasy head.
Very few refuse to buy. Possession
of a copy of this cheerful book is a
guarantee of a permanent clerkship.
Shortly after Sherman became Secre
tary of the Treasury, the publisher of
Hayes* full-longth picture applied for
permission to peddle the likeness in
the Treasury building, but John said :
"No ; cau't allow it?'gainst the rules ;
wouldn't givo you the privilege to
peddle here if you had for sale the
head of Christ."?Washington Capi
tal.
The eour.se of Hon. David David is
a fair illustration of what au "Inde
pendent" elected by Democratic
votes amounts to. In non-ossontials
Mr. Davis is Democratic, but in es
sentials he is thoroughly Republican.
His ambition to bo President is only
equaled by his avoirdupois weight.
He is so fat that he dare not sit upon
tho fence* for no fence is strong
enough to hold him, but he accom
plishes all tho purposes of a straddle
by looking one way and rowing anoth
er.?New York /Star.
Mixed Grammar.
The witness in the following court
scene may hare been ono of those
boys who cannot see the use of study
ing grammar. A man has been caught
in theft,?and pleaded in extenuation
that he was drunk :
Court?(To policeman, who was
witness)?"What did thc man say
when you arrested biro?"
Witness?"He said he was drunk."
Court?"I want his precise words,
just as he uttered them ; ho didn't
uso the pronoun he, did her' He didn't
say ho was drunk."
Witness?"Oh, yes he did ; ho said
he was drunk; he acknowledged thc
corn."
Court?(getting impatient at the
witness' stupidity)?"You don't un
derstand me at all; I want thc words
as he uttered them ; didn't he say, I
was drunk ?"
Witness, deprecatingly?"Oh, no,
your honor. He didn't say you were
drunk ; I wouldn't allow any man to
charge that upon you in my pres
ence."
Prosecutor?"Pshaw 1 you do not
comprehend at all; his honor means,
did not the prisoner say, ?I was
drunk?"'
Witness, reflectively?"Well, he
might have said you was drunk, but I
didn't hear him."
Attorney for the prisoner?"What
thc court dosircs is to have you state
the prisoner's own words, preserving
the precise form of the pronoun that
he made use of in reply. Was it flrat
person, I, second person, thou, or
the third person, he, she or it? Now,
then, sir (with severity,) uponjour
oath, didn't my client say, lI was
drunk?"
Witness, getting ( mad?"No, he
didn't say you was drunk, cither, but
if ho had I reckon ho wouldn't a lied
any. Do you s'pose thc fellow charg
ed the whole court with being
drunk?"
Highway Robbery.
We learn that one night last week
Mr. Martin Williams, who lives on
Clark's Fork, and is engaged in mer
chandising, while riding in a buggy
alone in thc vicinity of King's Moun
tain battle-ground, was overtaken by
a white man?a stranger to Jnni?
who' asked permission to ride. Thc
request was granted, and the occu
pants of the buggy had not proceed
ed far until they were met by a party
of four men, one a negro carrying a
gun. Mr. Williams was assaulted by
this party, knocked senseless, and
robbed of what money he had with
him?about ten dollars. He was left
in an unconscious condition lying in
the road, and subsequently his horse
and buggy wcro found some distance
from thc scene of the outrage, the
horse tied to attree; where it had evi
dently been driven by the band of
robbers. It is thought the roan who
asked for a seat in Mr. Williams'
buggy was an accomplice of those
whom they afterwards met. As soon
as Mr. Williams regained conscious
ness, he went to thc house of Robert
Cavcny, near by, and related the
circumstances. Mr. Cavcny accom
panied him in search of thc robbers,
which, however, resulted only in the
discovery of the horse and buggy ns
stated above. Mr. Williams, though
stunned by the blow ho received, is
not dangerously hurt.? Torkvllle En
quirer.
lYlichaps of a Bridal Party.
The Dayton (Ohio) Journal gives
an account of tho mishaps of n bridal
party that loft that city on Tuesday
to go some tin ee miles out on Wolf
creek turnpike to be married. The
bride was Miss Jennie Kdwnrds, of
Cincinnati, and the bridegroom Allen
Wolf. They went in a two-horse
icoach, and were accompanied by a
young lady and gentleman, besides
the driver and a boy who sat outside
on tho box. When they had gone
one mile they came to a narrow place
in tue road where there is a steep
embankment, at the foot of which thc
creek flows. It was exceedingly
dark. Tho driver was about to get
down to lead his team past tho dan
gerous place, when one of the horses
stumbled, and they plunged headlong
down the abyss, carrying the carriage
and its occupants with them. The
boy and driver escaped. Tho car
riage stopped in tho edge ot tho
stroam and by some means the occu
pants were extricated before they
wero entirely strangled. T ic parly
went to the nearest house sent for
tho minister, were married, and went
back to Dayton, where tho wedding
supper \ma enjoyed all tho more for
l^e narrow eacupo of the party.
AN ORIGINAL IDEA,
?o-??
PKOF. FONTAINE STATES THAT THE
NOIITH UKUVAAAA) AGAINST TUB
SOUTH.
Prof. E. Foptnine's lecture upon
the "Life and Services ot Patrick
Henry," delivered last evening, was
fairly attended. The slightly indis
tinct, enunciation of the speaker and
the bad accoustics of Lincoln Hall
combined to render the voice some
what difficult to understand, in many
portions of the house. The lecturer
said that the natural tulent and abili
ty of Patrick Henry descended to
him through his Scotch and Welsh
ancestors. He stated that there never
was a man who prepared all his ora
torical efforts with more care an!
mature deliberation than Patrick
Henry. Prof. Fontaine claimed that
Patrick Henry was the greatest Ora
tor and statesman the world had ever
produced. Comparing him -with? De
mosthenes and Cicero, the lecturer
said that the forensic eflorts Of the
two former were probably as power
ful as those of Henry, but their client
had not been as great. Demosthenes
and Cicero tried to liberate Berne and
Troy without success, but Henry en
franchised Virginia and his country.
Three days before his death Henry
saw a'copy of the constitution, which
had been so altered that he feared it
would give the Federal government
too much power and result in central
ization oppression of the minority by
the majority of the whole people.
This would put the South under the
control of North, and the outcome
would be another revolution within H
century. Prof. Fontaine said that
this rebellion had come; that the
rebels had been successful. But the
South did not rebel; the North bad
rebelled against the rights of States.
As early as 1759 Patrick Heriry pro
tested against slavery. The British
govcrmcnt, then the manufacturing
and shipping interest,, foiind it advan
tageous to continue slavery arid1 to
ship negroes into the 'AitierFcan coi?
nics, thus preventing scttlc'menfc- by
whites, who could-not compete1 with
slave labor. After the declaration' of
independence the NewEngland States
assumed the position formerly occu
pied by Great Britain, and while*'pro
hibiting slavery within her owfi tcrri"
tory, perpetuated it in ilic !S?ttlb! to
further their interests, thus prevent
ing the tide of cmigiation from' let
ting in that direction,-' and diverted it
to the North and West.? Wdsklilgton
Post, Feb. 10th. ' ? ? !
Free Sohools.
The Barnwall People says: "The
free school system so far has proved
a signal failure. The schools in this
county generally close after a session
of eleven weeks for the scholastic
year. . , ,
We undertake to soy that the little
instruction acquired by the pupils
during this limited lime will be for
gotten before anolher year opens, and
the money so far spent might as well
havo been thrown in the tire for all
the good it has done the cause of ed
ucation.
Thcro is certainly something rad
ically wrong in the whole oystcin,
and we call upon our Representatives
to use every endeavor to havo the
statute book purged of our present
cumbersome school act. It was never
iutended for such a State as Sohth
Carolina, and as little suited to Iho
wants of our peoplo and their social
and political condition of their
sparsely settled territory, as Locke's
grand constitutional model was for
the Drst settlers who built their log
cabins on the banks of the Ashley
and Cooper.
Wo call upon the practical teach
ers throughout the State to meet Sn
convention and to let their protest be
heard against Iho continuance of a
system which has proved only a de
lusion and a snore both to teachers
and taught, and we would further
suggest that a memorial be drawn up
for presentation to the Legislature
embodying the leading features of
some practical school act' that will
best utilize the bounty of the lax
pays so liberally and yot so fruitless
ly dispensed for the cnuso of educa
tion."
The DelroH and Tribune enys It
was the solid South that sent Zncho
riah back to the Senate. This is not
out .of place." There is certainly
enough lluid about old Zach to offset
a geal of solid.

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