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Tho Peavine Again,
Editor Orangeburg Democrat;
Toll us, Mr. Editor, why it is that
wo farmers, having eyes yet see not,
or seeing believe not, how others
make One crops, and yet uomo of us,
still seem blindly to plod along in the
same old rut, fearing a mishap or
some sudden jolt if we attempt to
break away from it. For year having
witnessed the beneficial etfec'-s of a
heavy crop of pea vines on tho suc
ceeding crop, and in the recuperation
of worn soil wherever they were acci
dentally allowed to rot upon the
ground and net pulled up or totally
fed away, and more recently having
observed the beautiful result where
they were sown and turned in the
past winter, in the more vigorous
growth of cotton this year, I have
ventured to drop you this hasty pa
per hoping it may catch tho eye of
some lazily hesitating or still doubt
ing Judas and stimulate him to put
into practice, what others have tried
and do heartily recommend, and un
hesitatingly say, their crops arc
greatly improved and their lauds are
left in much liner condition for suc
ceeding crops. Though almost too
late now to derive the full benefit
of the plan usually adopted, it is not
too late for some titnp get ;f decid
ed improvement in ihc next crop.
It is scarcely necessary after so much
has been already said and written
about it, to repeat the the process
practiced by those that have met
with success; some may not know it
and I write it. (I is simply this:
Lay off the land in equi-dislant ro?ys
so that one and a half or two bushels
of peas per acre oan he sown evenly
broad cast and well ploughed under,
(the later the goasun the greater quan
tity of pens should be sown,) and
about the middle of October when Lie
weather has grown cool, sow upon the
same laud one or more bushels of
oats per acre, and turn all under nice
ly together. If there are any lipc
peas on the vines?and there will be
if planted in lime?.-they remain in
the ground the winter through and
come up the next spring and when
onlB arc cut, which will no doubt be
improved 100 per cent, over the past
crop, they go vigorously to growing
to cover the ground again with both
vines and peas to make the farmer's
heart jump with joy at the prospect
ahead of him for the next crop.
Now, now, whenever it is, is the ac
cepted time, go light at il, or you
will Iogc the opportunity to increase
your crops and improve your lands,
and the joyous emotions coming from
stieb a condition of things.
There can bo no doubt that Hie
plan suggested is the simplest, surest
and cheapest of all that can be practi
cally carried out. Whilst we have
kucwu for years how a line crop of
pea vines bencfittcd the land yet we
hesitated to use them in this way be
cause it looked like making and giv
ing away one fine crop to make an
other, not estimating the great good
the land received from them, besides
the increased crop they caused to be
made. But upon practice, we lind
this is not so, as we are simply giv
ing the succeeding crop a better ma
nuring than wc could do in any other
way, and most of our lands should be
well manured any how. That great
old patriot and farmer, Edmund liuf
fin, of Virginia, said years ago, that
the pea constituted the great remedy
for ?Southern agricultural exhaustion,
and that where the soil was totally
exhausted of potash, phosphoric acid
and chlorice, that peas alone or eyen
combined with lime could not restore
these elements to tho soil. Fortun
ately such is rarely so in our soils
in which case resort should be had to
o'her means, such as bone dust and
gypsum, stable manure and guano;
either will help the pea amazingly in
providing a more luxuriant vine which
is sure to eliminate from a lateral
state enough of these elements to en
rich the land. If lands over made
food crops they surely can be made
to Co so again, simply by the plan
hero suggested, for it is but science re
duced to practice and many about us
are practicing what they preach on
this subject. Alter all, science is
nothing more than properly cultiva
ted common sense, directed to the in
vestigation of laets relating to any
subject, and its value to the farmer
has been simply and well illustrated
ill tho recuperation of worn lands by
the use of the pea vino in the manner
herein and heretofore suggested.
There are voy many who anxiously
enquird how their worn lands cnn he
recovered without tho use of such a
quantity yoT stable manure and cotton
seed as it is impraetical)le to obtain,
and yet when told bow they purely can
do so ; because they think they have
some piece of Crop, measurably poor
at that, which needs the plowing at
the time when the peas should he
sown and ploughed under, they have
not the time to do so ; and ofler.er
than is supposed the little yellow
thing called a crop is more hurt than
improved by the plowing it gels ut
that season of the year. Let us
throw away the old bag that our
grand parents used to carry pumpkins
in and try to grow them so large that
jit will bo necessary to provide a now
plan of conveyance.
Tins Nkw Departure.
A Strange Tale by a Preacher.
The Presiding Eider of the Mur
frccsbdro district of the Virginia Con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church South, which includes about
a dessen counties in the northeastern
section of North Carolina, lolls the
following remarkable snake story
upon the authority of one of lite
pious itinerants under Iiis ccclcsialical
direction. There can he no doubt of
its cnliic truth, strange as the narra
tive is, lind it suggests the existence
of many a mystery in the economy of
the lower orders of creation which has
thus far eluded the. most minute and
seat t iling scientific investigation.
When Ihn minister was ahoy he wont
out one day with his how and arrows
and loitered leisurely along the road
i side, lett ing his marksmanship upon
various objects. Coining to where a
shallow brook, called in the South a
branch','crossed the highway, he ob
served a snake, of the deadly species
known as the moccasin, basking in
the sunlight. He shot all his arrows
at the formidable rep'.ile, wounding
him in several places, and repealed
the luis'.it.ie till the snake was to all
appearances dead. Seeing a party of
j colored poisons approaching at a dis*
lance, the boy took the wounded snake
I in his'ha'nds and laid him in a coil in
the middle of the path, and then hid
himself in the hushes to see what the
negroes would do when liiey came to
the spot. In a few moments another
snake of the same kind glided out
from the thicket and wen', up to his
wounded fellow and examined him.
Then darting back into the covert he
returned with some leaves in hiu
mouth, pieces of which 'lie placed
carefully upon the wounds, making
them adhere like plasters. The ap
parently dead snake immediately be
gan to revive, and soon recovered his
power of locomotion and crawled
j away to Ihc woods. Have the snakes
doctors? This incident looks that
way.
Charity for the Fallen.
Never say anything damaging to
the good name of n woman, it matters
not how poor she may he or what her
place in society. They have a hard
enough lime at best, and God help
the man who would give them a kick
down the hill. We are all loo free
wjth their names?wc talk too much
about them and we do very wrong.
The least little hint that there is
something wrong, that ''she ain't nil
right," whether spoken in jest or in
earnest, is taken up and unlike llie
lolling stone gathers moss as it goes
from place to place and at last comes
home to the persecuted creatures with
crushing weight. She has done noth
ing but keep quiet while her idle per
secutors have pursued her, and now
she is kicked from door to door, and
is fallen so low that none do her rev
erence. Give a dog a bad name and
you had as well kill him?talk about
!
a good woman on the streets and
across bar-room counters, and you
had as well set her down us a social
wreck. No one wants to help her.
We don't want s? much theoretical
religion ; we want a kind of blue jeans
and homespun pity that will do /or
the washtub and Ihc kitchen as well
as the drawing-room and parlor?a
sort of universal honesty that will
not think a woman a thief 1 ccause
she happens to wear a sun bonnet and
walk across the street with a siring
of mackerel in her baud. There is
nothing wrong in manual labor and
honest poverty is a sore passport to
heaven.
The. head waiter at one of the
holds in the White Mountains is a
Harvard graduate of tho class of
187?. ?. . ? < ' m ,
Grape Culture.
Editor Oraiif/eburg Democrat:
I have frequently wondered why
our farmers so generally used whiskey
as a stimulating beverage, a great
deal of which being of an impure
kind, manufactured from drugs that
are destructive to lifo and health (I
do not say that wo cannot get a pure
article of whiskey, but I do say when
wo do get it, it is an 'exception,")
when it is within the roach of every
fanner to supply himself and family
I with'the pure juice of the grape. I
mean the seuppernong?"a grape to
the manor born," and which never
fails in producing its annual crop,
j )t is not affected by blight or insects,
never injured by cold. Tho writer
knows one farmer who has cultivated
them for twenty 3cars, and baa never
I hud a failure.
I will give you, Mr. Editor, his
mode of culture, hoping il may in*
duee our people to cultivate them and
j make therefrom a beverage infinitely
superior to all the stimulating liquors
now so uivcrsally used ; a beverage
of the pure juice of, the grape. 1
vvotdd right hero put in another im
portant claim for this grape. It is in
my judgment among the best, If not
tho very best, table grape of our
Southern country.
Nine vines properly arranged, plan
ted, manured, and cultivated will in
a lew years cover HO feel square, ami
will yield 100 gallons of superior
wine, rianting must be from rooted
vines and !50 feet apart, should be
p.anted in the month of November.
Plough the ground eight or ton inches
deep, digging holes four- feet in di
ameter, eighteen inches sleep, fill the
ludes with soil from fence corners, or
much from ponds or swamps, mixing
with about four pounds of acid phos-!
phalc or six pounds of Hour of phos
phate, place n post in 1I13 centre of
hole to train vine to ; bo careful to !
lay the roots well out, have them
about two inches below the surface of
the ground, Water occasionally, espe
cially if tho seasons arc'dry'. When
they commence growing rub oil' all
the buds or canes but three and train
I them up the posts. When they have
reached about seven feet, which will
be about the second year, erect for
luem trellis to ltill on, let them be
just high enough to be reached when
standing on Use ground. Put down
four posts at the distance of live feet
from centre post so as to make a j
square: across each two post lay a !
rail or piece of scantling, ten or
twelve feet long (I use rails split for
fencing) and on tl\eae lay rails split
liner or smaller. This gives a trellis
of from ten to twelve feet square. In
one or two years it will be necessary
to extend your trellis by putting two
post down midway between your old
er posl, and on them put rails us.be
fore. In this way in a short time
the ninety I eel square will be cover
ed. It will lc necessary to manure
every year until the whole surface is
completely shaded, Gather till the
old bones and pile around the vines,
and give them an occasional dose of
phosphate Hour or acid phosphate,
and they will very soon amply pay
for all expense anil trouble.
Git ape Vine.
The Position of Radical Leaders.
Every Democratic paper iu the
country should, during the next year,
take particular pains to show the
treasonable attitude the Republican
leaders assumed during the extra scs
sion of Congress with reference to the
Union. Their clearly defined purpose
is to provincialize the States and
nullify Ihc Federal government as
ono of delegated,limited and restricted
powers, and Substitute therefor a
powerful centralized authority, which
will wholly exclude the people from
participation in the government, and
consequently destroy the Union and
tho republic. If these treasonable
designs arc emphatically ventilated,
wo will shortly sec these blatant con
spirators begin to hedge and finally
swear they never entertained any
such views. They must be compelled
to luunhlo themselves before the
American people, whom they have
grievously insulted, and beg their
pardon.?Louisville Courier-Journal.
Magistrate?"What ! A man can-bo
cruel enough to maltreat bis lawful
wedded wife, and even hurl a pb'.'.? at
her head?" Prisoner?44Hut, your
Honor, do you know my wife?" Mag
istrate?UI have not the honor."'
Prisoner?"Then just go slow."
.? ??? ?? Ii-? !? ????nni im im i um
JVIomory fojfthe Dead.
A bereft husband strolled upon the
seashore to grieve alone over tho
wreck of his human ambition and
happiness?tho dejith of ' his wife.
There is ever a sweet, plaintive, re
sponse sent the grieving hc?.rt from
the great "sad sen/'and the murmur
of the waves lullffcto rcat, upon a
downy couch, in divine repose, the
meditations of the tortured mind and
bruised heart. Tins grief stricken
wanderer saw at his feet a broken
shell, und placing it to his car, heard
within it yet the echo of tho ocean ;
taking a pencil he wioto, upon the
shell:
?'Oh! memory hi Iffi?ra'urokcii slnlt,
Whj not iu Insiinr all,
Lyse thee as well V" . |
llow many thousand, who mourn
to-day, the death ofc-a fund relative
or friend, would not, if they could,
lose the murmur that lingers in the
heart, and say with the sad poet, that
as I am broken and ruined, why not
let me lose nil?even memory, and !
yet they cling to^JJint memory in
tears and prayers.! The shell wan
broken, but the murmur had orunt up
into tho tinted recess, there tjo-repeal
its native echo. 1
And so with the heart, when once
love is placed therewith most, sacred
of all ties?uiarriagc?it will linger
there though the felhdcstroyer break
the shell. The rnnr'iiiur "Will repeat
the song that wau born, the day thi^
love was placed within their wedded
hearts. Tho blow may bend the life
of the stricken mat <y and the billows
of grief dash their heart, ruthlessly,
but the star of hope gleams amid the
tempest, and the anguished bosom
calms beneath the sacred promise,
"I am the rc.-urreclion ami the lifo,
Sailh the Lord; he that helicv.Ctb in
me, though he. wero. dead, yet shall
he live, and woosoevor livcth and bo
licvc'h in mi shall uovcr die." Were
it not for this promise the murmur
of love would be 4?o hopeless to
dwell within, a luuna? liQurt, the un
limited ? depravity ?? '?opelessness
would not, could not,rcalizo the
claim of love, or the'voice of a deli
cate sentiment. Memory would diown
iu the slough of despair, and love
perish with the object that created it!
It is that blessed hope and belief iu
the '?communion of saints'- that gives
memory for the dead its life. "Hope
less grief is passionless," and must
die when the sudden burst, of anguish
is over. The memory for the dead is
the most sacred of all human associ
ations. .The silver chain of lovo be
gun on earth and woven to complete
ness, with golden links in "Heaven',
hold us in perpetual and rapturous
letters. When we look over the
scenes of the past in which the de
parted loved one was a joyous par
ticipant, painfully the heart bleeds,
and the anguished bosom breathes a
silent prayer. Our tears and sighs
arc seen and heard, I believe, by our
sainted ones, and as they arc the
highest testimonials we can render
of our devotion, we are Blessed when
we oiler them. Rich are those who
have a treasure iu Heaven ! and while
it often costs the saciilicc of every
earthly jpy to possess this treasure,
it is therefore more to be. ireasuied,
"Despise not the chastening of the
Lord," but alas! many do. Lord
Bacon says i "It is better to have no
opinion of the Creator ?ian one which
is unbecoming to Him." When God
smites us, and alllicts us by taking
away those we most loved, wc deem
it unmerciful?-but if we will think of
the infinitely grander welfare of those
whom Ho has culled, wc can no long
er entertain this unbecoming feeling ;
such a feeling is selfishness; purely'.
The memory for the, dead is given
us for some wise purpose, and it is
our duty not only to submit-to the
will of God, but to struggle to meet
tho demands made upon us by this
judgment or chastisement, Do noth
ing unworthy of the memory of tli9
sainted one ; and che:ish their inomo
ry with a devotion strengthened by a
claim upon the. riches Of Heaven.
The heart must ache; it is lonely,
Nights must be spent ii) tears hud
sighs, because, your voice, calling
?them back, meets no responsive an-,
swer, btit perishes iu painful silence
and your tears llow on. Days even
amid '.'pleasures and palaces" arc be
I dimmed by the eclipse of youf carthly
joy, and all your worldly efforW to
gain solace in a raco with 'grief will
be futile still. There is but one com
forter?Jesus Christ who said:
"Come biit'di pic all ye Hint labor and
are heavy laden, and Twill give you
rest." ' '
Notes from Sandy Run.
Editor Onwrjuburrj Democrat;
Having visited Sandy Run, I
thought it would not be uninteresting
to our fanners to inform them, as
nearly as possible, of the condition
of the crops, in that section of the
country. Some of the leading farm
ers say that the cotton crop-is equal
ly as good as lupt year, although not
as large, but belter fruited. The cause
of it being smaller, they think, is on
account of suffering so long for rain,
which they did not. get, so as to do
any marked good, from the lGlh of
May up to the 24th of July. Tim
corn crop is injured in some places,
in others il is an average crop ; in the
swamp, however, il is, taken on an
average a little belter than labt year.
The, rain has been very heavy ever
since il commenced, and there is
soinfl danger of iis injuring the cot
ion ;seriously{ in making it throw oil
its fruit. The small grain crops were
above ;iverage, and particularly the
wheat, as most of the fanners made
abundance to do them this year.
This sho'uld be tin encouragement to
our farmers lo plant more small grain
that the expense of their family food
might be reduced lo a smaller sum.
Tim fanners, principally the young
men of said t-cclion, have organized
a debating society, which is an at
tractive bud on Hie once lively and
nourishing rose bush of Sandy Run ;
anil it. will - bring lo light many a
spark which hail grown dim, Willi
such men as ollicors, with such young
men as debaters, ami with such young
1-jilies.as encouraging instruments, as
they have, the society wiil ultimately
upset t.ho inditl'deneo' of oul-siders
or critics. If .the good, people of San
dy Ivttn continue to,manifest the in
terest the have of late in the im
provement of their homes, and work
at lite same time so cheerfully for
their county, they will; soon shake
oil' the old scars left by the ravaging
hand of the last war. Stiltonian.
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Help Yourself,.
Fight your own batllcs. Hoc your
own row. Ask no favors of any one
and you will succeed live thousand
times better than he who is always
beseeching some one's patronage.
No one will help you as you will
yourself, because no one will be
so heartily interested in your affairs.
The lirat step will not be such a long
one, perhaps; carrying your own
way up the mountains, you make
each one lead to another, and stand
linn iu that while you chop still
another out. Men who have made
fortunes are not those who bad
$2,0U0 given them to start with but
started fair with a well earned dollar
or two. Mcu whothave by their ex
ertions acquired fame, have not been
Ihrust into popularity by pull", begged
or paid for, or given in a friendly
spirit. They have outstretched their
hands and touched the public heart.
Men who win love do their wooing,and
I never knew a. man lo fail so signally
as the one who had induced his affec
tionate grandmother to speak a good
word for him. Whether you work
for fame, fun, love, money or for any
thing else, work with your hands and
brain. Say ?'! will," and sotno day
you will conquer. Never let any man
'bavQ. it to say, "I have dragged you
up." Too many friends hurt a man
more than none at all. i
A Wise Painter
They have a wise sign painter in
Detroit. Likewise a woman who
knows a good chance to-impr?vodier
piospects when sho sees one. . The
other'day a lady opened a'smAll.'tnil
lin?ry store and engaged a painter'to
'paint ;ber n W-hcn it' came
.hbmd she saw thai it read : "Mrss.J.
lilank," etc., mid she called out,
??sY?U have got tin extra's' in Mrs.,
[add; you must paint the sign over
again." The painter saw the error,
but he did not \vafit the job of cor
recting it, and ?"he" replied : "Madam,
haven't you had two husbands?"
}"Yes, sir." "You were a Mrs. when
vou lost the first?" "I was." "And
do you think a woman can go on
matrying lovevor and not-lengthen
out her title?.' Mvss. menus a woman
ba8',beon twieo'married-, and is young
enough to marry again, and-only yes
terday a rich old gontlemnn was in
our shop, and said if he had any idea
that you wcro heart free: he'd eomo
up-t-t-'.' -"Oh,'woll, you. can nail up
the sign," frhc interrupted. Aitd it is
there lo-dny.
? Painful Scene.
One morning while seven or eight
citizens were holding down chairs
and boxes in a Michigan avenue
grocery, and unanimously agreeing
that this was the greatest eountiy on
earth, a stranger entered and said :
"Gentlemen, I suppose you are all
familiar with politics?" "We arc,"
they replied in chorus. "And yon
know all about the fundamental prin
ciples of liberty?" "We do." "Well,
I'm glad on it, for I've made a bet
with a feller back there as to how the
reading of the constitution begins,
One of you just write me down the
first ten words."
While he felt for a stub of a pencil
every man began scratching his head
and enhtiously'eyeing his neighbor.
One began muttering; "Now I lay
me-," and a second said some
thing about "Resolved," and a thiid
wrote on the top of a cracker-box:
"On motion, it was voted that?that
-." There was a great deal of
coughing and sneezing and nose
blowing, when a boy came in and
said the stranger's horse bad run
away. He rushed out, ami seven
faces brightened up and smiled, and
seven men took fresh chews of tobac
co and tried not to look too impor
tant when the grocer said ': "The con
stitution? Why, every one of you
can repeat it by heart with your eyes
shut?of course you can.'*
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Information Wanted.
Eililor Ornngebury Democrat:
The recent severe drought will (or
should') make every farmcr.don his
"studying cap,"-sind I propose to ask
of those who have cxpirifacv- in such
matters the following questions: ?
1st. Are the blades of sorghum
cured us, fodder good for work anh
ma.is? or is it injurious?* il have en
quired, but tho usual reply is "they
say" it will kill stouk. by olpgging. .
2d, How can the stubble of sugar
cane bo securely protected through
the winter when left in the ground
where grown tho present season?
The object is to use uli the available
cane for syrup, and procure seed from
the st ubble. Last winter much of my
stubble remained alive without any
attention and is growing finely, when
manuredv and looks more luxuriant
than that from the cane planted in
the usual way.
I trust the "knowing ones" will re
ply through your columns as, *'heajv
say" goes for nothing with
u Ac.IUCOLA.
The Farmer.
It does one's heart good to see a
pleasant-faced farmer. So indepent
dent and yet so free from vanity and
pride ; so rich and yet so industrious ;
so patient and persevering iu his call,
iug, and yet so kind, sociable and
obliging. There-arc a thousand no
ble traits about his character. Eat
and drink with hiih and he won't set
a mark on you, and sweat it out ot
you with double compound interest;
somo people will; you are welcome.
He will do you a kindness without
expecting a return by way of com
pensation?it is not so with everybo
dy. He is usually more honest and
sincere, less disposed to deal in low
and underhand cunning, than many
other people, lie gives to society its
best support, it firmest pillar that
supports the edilieo of government.
He is the lord of nature. Look at
him iu his plain attire; laugh at him
if. you will, but believe he caif?laugh
back if he pleases.
More Radical Rascality.
It would seem that chronic rascali
ty permeates the Radical.-party from
centre to circumference?from Wash
ington city to the remotest bounds of
ollieial service. As an cvidonce of
this Col. Mosby, now Consul at
Wong-Kong, in a: rVecnt letter to the
State Department, states lhat forty
thousand dolhus. of the consular fees
which .belong t6 tho government, col
lected at that ollice befoie his arrival,
ha\e not been accounted for, and
that, for, tkq, last seventeen years, of
the fees collected under the law regu
lating Chinese emigration, he should
judge that at least two hundred thou
sand dollars have not,, bc.cu reported
to the treasury.
It devolves upon, the Republican
leaders to prove that tho Treasury
Department has. not often secretly
printed millions of dollars to carry
elections for the Republican party,
and subserviently pretended that the,
over issuo was counterfeit.
Subjects for Reflection.
Puoi'JOJiKCK, S. C, Aug. ?, 18719.
Editor Orangvhurg Democrat:
"Trustee," in your issue of August
1st, lias spoken fully on tbo subject
of Free Schools and female compe
tence. How utterly absurd to tbiuk
of a lady pretending to teach when
not uim?iied I It is preposterous in
the extreme. Allow roe, Mr. Editor,
the privilege of asking a few ques
tions : Arc all men competent lo fill
offices of trust and honor? Are all
successful in their avocations of life?
whether farmer, (who is the world'*
producer,) merchant, lawyer, me
chanic or doctor. Do you not know,
Mr. Editor, that luero are incompe
tent practitioners or medicine? Aud
alas ! many have beeu killed (I can't
say otherwise) through their igno
rance of the practice of physic.
Such cannot be said of woman. Her
great tiepidity of doing wrong will
keep her within that sphere of purity
for which she was alone created. But
enough, or the "iords of creation'* .
will think I want the last word. A
suggestion-to our worthy School Com
missioner, through your valuable col
umns : Would it not give more uni
versal satisfaction for (he patrons to
co-operate with the trustees in elect*
ing teachers for their schools? May
be thou worthy widoW ladies would
be elected and get what is due them
as persons of refinement and culture.
The Fair is coming on, and'as usu
al the country folks are solicited to
! contribute. What for, may I ask?
To woik for months in advance ou an
article (or exhibition and> receive
nothing; or to be rewarded by hear
ing ' some one of the managers say,
"Ohv it will do to fill up." Such lan
guage is quite complimentary to our
sensibilities, and many have resolved
hot.tb assist in "filling tip" atty abre.
^vow, if the county really trants the
! Fair'lo be a complete success, act Just
ly towards, the inhabitants of the ru
ral districts in rewarding according
to merit, and you' will have the uijir
vcrsal support of the people.
The showery wcathes vahich. has.
lasted about two weeks has cleared
off, and thereby urges farmers to
cure fodder that the drought did not
"cook,."
Has Quiniuo. advanced' ia. prtee In
spite of the absence of the revenue
tax? One of 310UB popular drug stores
retails, ifc at four dollars and eighty
cents per ounce. If fevers should
commence, I would igoorautly (?)
prescribe dogwood berries and cotton,
seed lea as a sure cure. There Is
an opening here for a lodge of the
Knights of Honor. My article is va
ried in sentiment, but what is the
spice of, life? Jons Joel.
"I was once very shy," said Syd
ney Smith, "but It was not long be
fore I made two very useful discove
ries : First, that all mankind were
not solely employed in observing me
(a belie that all young people have;),
tbo next, that shamming was of no.,
use, that the world wae very clenr
sighted, and soon estimated a man at
Iiis just value. This cured me, and I
determined to be natural and let the
world find me out."
_-, ,(l
The sea is the largest of all cemo
te: ies and its numbers sleep without
monuments. Over their remains the.
same storms beat and tbo aanie requi
em by minstrels of the ocean is snng_
to their honor ; there unmarked thq.
weak and the powciful, the pluroedj
and the unhonored arc ali^e undistin
lingcishedt
Tue Kentucky ?tate election came
off on the 3th, and resulted , in an
overwhelming Democratic victory.
Several precincts, which last year
were carried by the Greenback party,
were carried this year by the Demo
crats. The Greenbackera and Na
tionals made no sort of a fight this
lime.
Keep cool if you can ; don't drink
anything with alcoholic poison in it;
eat sparingly of plain, simple' food;
keep a good conscience; read the
Dbmocuat regularly, but don't forget
to pay for it. Ity a close observance
of the above rules you will live until
you die.
We all of us are apt to prate about
our independence of, character, and
yet the notice of a great rnan affects
most folks juqt as^ a. r>at ou the bead
does a pupp^y.
There is nothing lower than hypoc
risy. To profess fricdship and net
enmity is a proof,of..total depravity.

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