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Vidette Shoots Again. , ,
Outpost, S. C, Sept, 4, 1880.
Editors Orangeburg Democrat:
Is that so Picket? Strange that I
rftid not sec you there. But then, as I
said before, I was not watching you
Lbut listening to your racket. It may
| be that you were not there before I
?was, notwithstanding you sa}' that
you were certainly there before you
er heard a shot from my rifle. It
ossiblc that the crack of my rifle
not become so familiar from con
nual random shooting as to be
readily recognized by you ; and tell
ing shots may have left the barrel of
my old Eafield, and been attributed
by you to others. Be that as it may,
j 1 did not thrust myself "into a posi
tion which Picket had chosen," nor,
"fire a few shots with his (my) eyes
t shut." In the first place Picket had
no right to choose a place, lie should
have remained where he-was stationed J
by his superiors. Vidette notices,
too, that Picket had entrenched him- \
self before he began all thai random
ooting. Of course he had a right,
do that, lint may not that fact ac
?ounl for my not' discovering yourl
noximity sooner? I though*, you
vere some distance in tho rear, your
ille Bounded so dead. Vidette under
stands now that it was because you J
were so well under ground. Did you j
?know that you were so near to 1
Vidette? If so, then Vidette will |
have to try again. Did you have a
cial reason for entrenching your
If behind or near me ami then make
very efiort you could to attract the
attentiou of the enemy to that partic
ular locality? I must confess thai
this entrenching confession lias fear
fully shaken my previous convictions 1
that you wanted to win promotion by j
** dlanl conduct. That you wished i
jromotion, I am still satisfied, but
think now that "Picket's pel idea" is
the old proverb that ''everything is]
fair in love and war." Vidette does
not yet change his views so far as to
conclude that the futlough business
was in Picket's mind, but his igno
rance of the plan for obtaining a fur
gh, and his giving me credit for
riginating the idea, confirms a ptevi
us "diagnosis" of Vidette'a?viz.,
.it Picket is a reoruit., No "old
Impaigner" would ever say that thn*
dea was new.
How do you reason, Picket? Vi
dette admits the allegation that he
desires popularity, but it must be a
strange compound of which the peo
ple of "our county" are made, it no
.one desires to be popular,'except for
the very selfish purpose of being
made an officer. If one prefers not to
be an officer must lie snub the people,
be cross and overbearing, selfish and
dictatorial?in short, make himself as
disagreeable as possible?to prevent
being made one nohns volenti? Have
we at iast come to "this com
plexion," that wo have no higher
nobler motives for desiring
be popular than that of fili
ng some office? Vidette's ambition
directed to a higher and uobler ob
t than that of office, yet he wants!
? be popular, and when his friends j
if tbey arc mistaken in his motive.
It.8 Picket seems to think they will
bo,) seek to put him in office they
will bo undeceived by the very de
cided, "thank you gentlemeu all the
s^me, but no." So I cannot take
||^our advice on this point, Picket,
though you give it freely.
Vidette is not alarmed at the pros \
pect of being left alone on uour ont
post." In fact if that "entrenched
t position" of yours is of such vital itn- ?
j portance as soon as you get your
ehoulder-8traps yon will order some
one else to get into it and 1 will still
ve a neighbor. WIM you he kind
nongh to instruct him to husband
s amunition ?
'And now about that battle of the
th nit. Can Vidette say of Pichet,
?osii victoriam cripuitt Or would the
truth be more exactly rendered, were
Vidette to say of Picket's Competitor,
victoria quodammodo cxcidil et c
But no matter. It is all the same
to Picket. He did uot lose his
"scalp" and he appears on the roil of
thoso recommended for promotion
than that his scalp escaped "King
Phillip's lomohawk. And now Pick
et what are you going 'to"do about it?
You say "I will be there and-wheu
Commissions arc falling around I will
see to it that nobody gets mine?if
there is one to fall to me." One fell
to you, and now I want to sec yon
do some of your best shooting, for I
hear that one Abi jail Lcathcrstvap or
some other fellow means to Iry aud
get it from you. Abijail may be a
very clever follow, but he don't keep
the right kind of company to inspire
honorable peoplo with that belief,
lie fellowships too much with the did
courthouse rats. 1 wonder if he
thinks that the honest taxpayers of
old Orangeburg would ever allow the
old "king rat" and his retinue to occu
py those places again. If so, what a
poor idea of our manhood and
pride he has acquired. Anyone can
see without spectacles that "iciiabod"
is ineflttceably written on their fore
heads, lint fur you to make good
your word,.Picket, that active, ener
getic and clone work still lies before
you ; some mbro voluntary advice?
Be. up and at 'cm / In hocsiyo vinccs!
So "Picket has been casting about
to lind out what manner of man VI
dctle is." Well, so long you have
been fishing and caught nothing.
Neetl I tell you that you have not yet
"cast your net on the right side of
the ship." In your own words then,
Picket, "try again." Vidctte.
Story of a Proverb.
The Boston Tfan*nriptt answer to a
correspondent's query, retells the ori
gin cf the rhyming old saw :
?' There's many a slip
* 'i'weeu the cup and lip."
Some of onr subscribers who have
studied Greek, may have seen the
account in the Greek readers:
A King of Thrace hud planted a
vineyard, when one of his slaves,
whom he1 had much oppressed in that
very w?rkgtrophesied that he should
never tasto*of the wine produced in it.
The monarch disregarded the predic
tion, aud when at an entertainment,
lie held a glassful of his own wine
made-from the gropes of that vine
yard, he sent for the slave and asked
him what he thought of his prophecy I
now. To which the owner replied : j
"Many ' things fall out between the
cup and tho lip," and had scarcely j
delivered the singular response before
the news was brought that a mon
strous boar was laying waste the fav
The King, in a rage, put down the
cup which he held iu his hands, and
hurried out with his peoplo to attack
the boar ; but being too eager, the boar
rushed upon him and killed him, with
out his having tasted of the wine.
Last Friday, while workmen were
engaged in removing remains irotn
tho old DeSaussure burying ground
in Carodcn to the cemetery, they ex
humed the body pi n lady that had
been petrified. The form was as per
fect ns When buried, but had become
so heavy that it required live men to
lilt it. The upper portion was hs
hard as stone, while the lower limbs,
though retaining their shape, had a
soft, spongy touch, showing that the
process of petrifaction had not been
completed. The features, wc learn
were well preserved. The hair on
the head hnd grown very long and
adhered firmly to whoj) was once the
scalp. The.remains were of a young
lady who was drowned in tho Mis
sissippi River over thirty years ago
and her body was brought to Cam
dcn in a zinc-lined coffin for burial.
A young lady, not accustomed to
waltzing at the earnest solicitation of
a friend made the attempt recently.
When the music ceased another friend
approached and said, gayly, "Well, I
see you <;ot through all rigid.'' "Yes,
but it was n tight squeeze," was the
A Noble Habit.
There are persons whom you can
always believe, because- you know
they have tho habit of telling the
truth.; They do not "color" a story
or enlarge a bit of news in order to I
make it sound iiue or remarkable,
There1 are others whom 'you hardly
know whether to believe or not, be
cause, they "stretch" things so. A
trilling incident grows in size, but'not
in quality, by passing through their
mouth. They take a small fact or
slender bit of news and pad it with
added words, and paint it with high
colored adjectives, until it is largely
nnroal and gives a false impression.
And one does not like to listen to
folks when so much must be "allow
ed for shrinkage." Cultivate this
habit of telling the truth in UUlc
things as well as in great ones. Pick
your words wisely, aud use only such
as rightly mean what you wish to aay.
Never stretch a story or fact]to'make
it seem bigger or funnier. Do this,
and people will learn to trust and re
spect you. This will bo bettor than
having a name for telling wonderful
slorios or making foolishly or fnlsol}'
"funny" remarks. There are e nough
true funny things happening in the
world, and they are most, entertain
ing when told just exactly as they
come to pass. Uno has well said :
"Never deceive for the sr.ke of a fool
ish jest, or to excite the laughter of a
few companions at the exj en.se of a
friend." .Dear young friends, be true.
Do the truth. Tell the truth. Thero
arc many false tongues. Let yours
speak the things that up; pu're, love
ly, true. I
What to Teach Girls.
To darn stockings and sew cn but
To say no, and .mean it, or yes,
and stick to it.
To keep a house in neat order, with
everything in its [dace.
To,have nothing tojdo with intem
perate and desolute young men.
Teach them to regard the morals
and not the money of their beaux.
That the more one lives within
oae's income, the more one will save.'
That tight lacing ought to be pre
vented by law4aa opium smoking is
That the further one gets beyond
one's" income, tho nearer one gels to
That a reliable young man with
good business qualities is worth n
dozen loafers in line harness.
Teach them every day some item
of dry, hard, practical common sense,
and they will find time for idealisms.
That any amount of tight lacing
and pinching of corns cannot improve
a form that the Almighty made in his
Give them, if possible, a good sub
stantial education, and as many of
the accomplishments as you can af
ford, but never neglect their home]
I The city campaign committee of
j the.Democratic party in Philadelphia
have notified the assessors and Uni
ted States supervisors of elections
that, under the authority of the com
mittee, a careful and accurate can
vass of the legal voters ol each divi
sion of Philadelphia has been made,
ihe result ol which compared with
the pumas now on the assessor's lists,
shows that over 18,00U legal voters
have been intentionally dropped from
the lists by the assessors, and illegal,
fraudulent and fictitious names to the
number of -11,877, added thereto.
The committee gives notice that un
less the assessor's lists are immedi
ately purged of all the illegal, fraud
ulent and fictitious names contained
thereon, and the names of all legal
voters added thereto, criminal pro
ceedings willj be commenced against
the assessor's during the present
Dr. Paul, of Philadelphia, adver
tised himself as "the world-renowned
wizzard of human destiny,'' and of
fered lo conduct the love and marri
age affairs of others ; but he seems to
have mismanaged his own, for ho is
now in jail for bigamy.
][ suppose Job's patience was won
derful for a man ; but it was nothing
to that of woman. What would Job
have done had he been compelled to
sit in the house and sow and knit, and
nurse tue children and sec that hun
dreds of different things were attended
to during the day, and hear children
cry, and fret, and complain? Or how
would he have stood it if, like some
poor woman, he had been obliged to
rear a family often or twelve children
without any help, spending months,
years?all the prime of life?in wash
ing, scouring, scrubbing, mending,
cooking, and nursing children ; fast
ened to the house and his offspring
iron: morning tiii night, and from
night till morning ; sick or well, in
storm or sunshine, his nights of ton
rendered miserable by watching over
his children? How could he have
stood all th'S, and in addition lq nil
other troubles tin? corses and even
violence of a drunken companion?,
lie would soon-have liad of unreward
ed labor and undeserved blame* FV"*'
after all, though Job endured hit tolls,
and losses very well for a short lime.,
ihey did not endure long enough to
test the strength of his patience.
Woman tests'her patience by whole
life of tiials, and she does not grum
ble at her burdens. We are honestly
of the opinion that women has more
patience than dob; ami instead ?l
saying. "The patience of Job," we
should say ; "the palicscc of women,"
A Quickened Conscience.
The following extract from a pri
vate letter wc lake the liberty of pub
lishing, in tho hope that the Worthy;
example of our friend may be gener
ally followed by subscribers as are in
arrears to The People. "Enclosed
line my dues to The People to date
for subscription. Your paper has
been coming to me, a welcome visitor
for three years, and. till now, I'have
never paid yon a cent. It is true,
that you have never dunned me?and
therein you may have been in fault?
but just this minute it occurred to me
that it would he sad if occasionally a
man could not be found who is will
ing to pay his just debts without be
ing importuned. Feeling so I here
with hard you what rightfully belongs
to you, with the sincere hope that
many others may do likewise?thus
causing the heart of the forlorn bach
elor editor to lie made glad."?Burn
Died for Lovo.
A Constantinople lad fifteen years
old, destroyed himself for the love of j
a girl clevon years old, who, not re- j
quitting his love, told him pettishly,
tnat he might kill himself, perhaps j
after he had threatened to do so. Ho j
look a dose of cyanide of potassium
and lay down in front of the girl's
father's house, having previously ad
dressed to her the following note:
"My Dear Rosa: I will have, by the
time you get this letter, faithfully
obeyed your command by killing my
self. Yon ha'ed inc. I loved you.
I still remain youis, W. 11. Brace."
Poor lad ! Unsympathetic and world
hardened old fellows langli at what
they sometimes call "call love." But
early love is a very sei ions thing to
some young and poetically sensitive
natures. Dante, we rend, loved when
he was only nine years old, and
Burns and Byron were almost as pre
The papers are publishing long ac
counts of the real circumstances of
the killing of the two colored men
whose bodies were found in Little
River, Lauren* County, some weeks
since. As previously stated in The
Daily Netos\ the two were known to
have attempted a foul out rage upon a
highly respectable lady of the neigh
borhood, and were quietly put out of
the flay by her relatives. They are
charged with several similar attempts
upon both white and colored females,
j and their late seems to have been a
source of joy to every head of a fami
ly of both colors that knew them.?
i GrcenvU'c News,
A Radical Outrage.
Among Ihc colored men who donr
ned the red shirt and fell into line in
the Democratic rally yesterday was
one Frank Williams, of Winnsboro,
who came down with the club from
that town. After the parade had
been dismissed Williams took occa
sion to visit an acquaintance who
lives somewhere below the State
House. As he was returning on bis
way up town, and whilst in the neigh
hood of Griffin's store, ho was sud
denly and rudely confronted by three
negro men, who, after taunting him in
an innocent manner in regard to his
affiliation with the Democrats closed
in upon him and beat him in a most
shocking and brutal manner. One of
the parly he says, used a knife, with
which lie administered to him a severe
out, just beneath the chin. Roth of
his eyes arc almost closed, and his
face is otherwise'badly bruised. No
arrests have been nn?i?, sis the rufll-i
an.; were entire strangers to their vic
tim at the time of the outrage no po
liceman was in sight. His wounds
were" attended to by a physician.
Wo arc .^formed by a gentleman
from Winnsborci that Williams is
an honest, hard-working ami ihoflbn
Sivolperson, and ucjjifS ?? gOOu reputa
tion in (he community !" which he
lives. ? Columbia It' yislcy.
Hard on Editors.
Gen. Ilaskell, of the Salvation
Army, entertained a large crowd on a
St. Louis street corner the other day.
Iletcld them that he was formerly^'
circus man and a good card-player,
lie said that over in hast St. Louis,
the Army had a camp where fed the
hungry. He didn't care who came?
if he was right out of the penitentiary
and was hungry he should have some
thing to eat. It was no use talking
religion to a hungry man. Fust fill
his stomach. You could never con
vert a hungry man. There had ncv
or bcen an instance of it on earth.
Of tho ditfe cut poMtieal parlies, he
said that there were good men in each
party, good meu in the Democratic
party as well as in the Republican.
More than that, there were good men
who were editors, and up to Casey
County. Ia,, George W. Ashton, edit
or of the Clarion, had been converted
to God. the first instance in the histo
ry of Christianity.
There are no more "Misters," al,l
gone glimmering the way of transito
ry tilings. A contemporary regret,
fully depicts the demise from its
midst of the good, honest, old-fash
ioned soul, and says he's nearly all
gono now ; once in a while you may
see him, but very seldom* He doesn't
amount to much any more. He's
got to lie too common, and as the
old-fashioned and comparatively hon
est iat was superseded by the high
toned and mischievous Norway, so is
"Mr." now superseded by "Col." and
"lion." We meet ".Mr." very, very
seldom on the streets, and in only
tolerably high toned assemblages) is
he to be seen at all. But there you
will lind "Col." also, and no matter
where, in the paper or out of it, he's
always prouder than a peacock that
hasn't seen his feet for five minutes,
"Col." is. We want to be a llCoL"
The Razor Clam.
When the tide is out, one may find
the razor fish, so called because the
shell resembles the handle of a lazor.
If laid hold of suddenly, the chances
are that before be can be drawn out
be will slip out of his shell, leaving
that empty in the hand, while the
"sotd and essence;" of him has gone
down half a fathom into the sand.
Yet he is not more slippery than many
I an individual, who, when pressed to
do siime magnanimous deed in behalf
I of the community, slips out of his
shell, and; losing tlie grip, you cun.no
more lind the ioul and essence ol him
than you can find the soul ol tins ra
zor fish, which has gone deep into the
muck and sand. In either instance,
the empty shell is the only sign of the
A Utah tragedy. .;.
A fatal shooting .affray occurred on'1 !
the Utah Southern train on Thursday.'?
Dr. 33. C. Snedeker, formerly of Lex
ington, Ky., ana" a Scotchman named 1
R. J. Smith, engaged chiefly in min
ing, had a quarrel. Dr. Snedeker
hnd attended professionally' the
daughter of Daniel Dnvidson, another
of whose daughters Smith was to mar-?,1
ry. Davidson became suspicious of
something wrong between hin daugh
ter and Snedeker. Snedeker- was '
about to lcavo town with his. brotbor
to let tho matter blow over, and had,
taken his seat in the car when Smith
who was on bis ?ay tcv .Uinghnm
Mines, came in the forward end of the 1
car, and as he appseacbed, Snedeker I
arose and shot him through the atom-,
ach. Smith fell in tho-aisle and the
people rusned from tb?. oar. A <po-;"
liccmnn entered and drssttmed. ?rredef
kcr, and was loading hi tu. out-of -tb*-*'
rear of the cjfr under rarest when,
Smith, who was .supposed to be dead
or dying, rose, drew a reTOlver, and
shot Snedeker twhve iti the back, kill- >
ing him instantly. Since he was shot
Smith has made a -jvill, looking all
i.is property to Davio'son.
A dispatch fast flight-//uy?'that;,??
Smith died last night- Ho fdo.i.le ho
statement as to tlm double U:a>'$/|y. 1
Sneaker's friends say notbii.? inj/?*??-'
>ier ever psssci^bclweeu him and Mtt^
Davidson. The latter Is I/aff demen-"
ted over th? tragedy, and is inaccessi
ble to reporters. Bpth men being
dead, probably nothing will ever bo
certainly known about tho real cause
of the quarrel..
How to Make Meat Tender.
If the fact can be demonstrated to
a cook that tough moat can be made
tender by softening the fibres with 1
the action of a Jiltle vinegar, there
will bo no reason why she should
hereafter send tough steak to thef ta-' >
ble. Jf ahe can be convinoed that it ???>
is better to turn it over on a plate
containing a little vinegar,, oalid oil
and pepper, four or five times in a
couple ol hours, instead of trying to
make it tender by battering it with a
lolling pin or cleaver, and so forcing
out all of its juices,,ahe roust be ob- ?>
slinate indeed if she prefers the lat
ter method, and the sooner her ser>
vices aro dispensed with the; better ?
for the temper and stomach of her
employer. .,.???< ?Viu i..-i
' .' ' ./v.... rr, tj ? ' o:: ? :
Admiration, _ ? ,
Every man of sense and refinement ,a
admires a woman ns a woman; but
when she steps out of this character, ?
a thousand things that in their appro
ptiate sphere would be admired, be*;
come disgusting and offensive. Tho
appropriate character of a woman de
mands the delicacy of appearance- *
and manners, refiuement of ser??-''''
tnent, gentleness of speeoh, modesty
in. feeling and action, a shrinking
from notoriety and public gaze, aver
sion to all that is coarse and rnaVj*--'!
and an instinctive abhorrence ofi all' "
that tends to indelicacy and imparity-'
either in principle or action. Th'esd1
are the traits .which ore admired and
sought for in a womati. . i
A couple of disbelievers in spiritu
alism attended a scrnnco in San Fran
cisco, last week, and after the materi
alized .spirit of an Indian n-aiden
named Star Eye had given ono of
them a lot of glucose ^irbra Iiis dead
sister," though he never had a sister,
he slipped a policeman's nippers on
the wrist of the "spirit" und held her1
till his friends turned up'the gas, 1
The spirit proved to bo the wife of
the medium. Tho medium then ap- ;.
j pcared with a materialized club, and
J wafted the man over the head with ''
the subtle influence, cutting a Itblo Iti''
j Iiis scalp, and the two barely escaped * ?
I with their lives. , The "mnnifcsla^-n
I lions" were vury ? 'strong" during the.
j'evening, all tlio conditions being high
I ly favorable, for a row.
I < ?>.--.?I?-i ? ' ? '?' a
A Little Kock dispatch says: i*'lqri
jdiouiioos arc that at the election for ,
all Slate and County officers ami
members of the Legislature tho
Democrats have cat nod the election
by the usual majority. The elcfjtiQR
was very quiet and pcacoablc."