WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27. 1884.
Of late the charity of good people
has been strongly appealed to io be?
half of storm sufferers on the coast.
The newspapers seem to have discover?
ed that there are now persons io needy
circumstances in that section which
was last August submerged bj the
waves of tbe sea.
We have taken no part for or against
this recent claim upon oar charity.
Wheo the misfortune first befell that
people, our recollection is, that the
people of Abbeville responded. That
was right, bat we ar s not so certain of
the wisdom of giviag to that people
at this late day. It reminds as too
much of a ci roam* tance that occurred
before the war. A man bad tbe
misfortune to Ieee bia house aod its
contants by fire, ?od after that be
would always appatd to the strangers
whom he met. One of tbe beseiged
strangers interrogated him as to wheo
he hld suffered (hts great loss. It
was ascertained to have been about
twenty-eight years ago. It bas now been
nearly a year since the Bluffton suffer?
ers lost their crops.
This newspaper doesn't understand
charity to be the dividing out of our
goods indiscriminately among the on*
fort?nate, the thriftless or the lazy
people who fail or neglect to work, and
then call on ns to divide oar earn?
Charity in its first, its best, and its
highest incentive exists io the heart
and not in the pooket book, lt woo id
restrain our tongues from speaking
evil of oar neighbor, and it would
forbid oar hearts from believing or en?
tertaining evil of oar unfortunate peo?
ple. While of coarse plain aad posi?
tive facts that are susceptible of proof
-are to be recorded io the book of re?
membrance, yet a large per cent, of
the neighborhood scandal or gossip is
based on the merest fiction-or at
worst, is founded only on the speaker's
evil construction of an act which in
itself may have been totally innocent.
Oar understanding is, if a person,
be he rieh or poor, friend or stranger,
happen to an accident in oar immediate
vicinity, whereby he needs assistance,
it is charity to give the needed help
whether to call bis friends or a physi?
cian, whether to shelter him or to feed
him. If his horse throw bim at your
gate, charity demands that we contri?
bute to bis relief, promptly and
quickly. If the horse gets sick and
lies down at oar gate, it is oar bounden
daty to reader the animal any assistance
possible. That is charity.
Bat if oar neighbor's horse dies, we
are io no wiso called opon to bay bim
another horse. That would be to
endow with him an estate, which act
would encourage shiftlessness.
There is no charity io feeding peo?
ple who have work to do, but who seek
an excuse for not doing it.
The poor we have always with us,
aod if people are amiod to give as
loog as they can fiod somebody poorer
tbao they are, they can soon divide out
their entire estate.
It may be that-there is suffering on
the coast We do not doubt it. We
presume the same is true io Abbeville
coooty. There can always he found
suffering, destitution aod hunger. The
The situation will never be different.
As tbe giving away of the money for
which we have labored aod economized
io our living to save, is a practical
thing, and one to be well considered, it
is the duty of our preachers to protect
their flocks from unnecessary drafts, and
they owe it to the poor to see that they
are not encouraged io idleness, and that
they are not led to believe that Chris?
tian people will support them in the
lack of a proper effort to sustain them?
If people need money that they are
able to work for, it is charity to give
them ao opportunity to work. It is
positively sinful to support such peo?
ple io idleness. People ought to be j
taught to be self-reliant.-Abbeville j
Press and Banner.
A few years ago fire broke out in a i
charming little Swiss village, says an !
exchange. In a few hours the quaint
frame houses were entirely destroyed.
The poor peasants ran around wring
iog their hands and weeping over their 1
lost homes and the bones of the burned
Oae poor mao was io greater trouble
than his neighbors, even. His home
aod cows were gone, aod so also was
bis soo, a bright boy of six or reveo
years. He wept aod refused to hear
aoy words of comfort. He speot the
night waodering sorrowfully among the
ruins, while his acquaintances bad taken
refuge io the neighboring villages.
Jost as daybreak came, however, he
heard a well-known sound, aod look?
ing op be saw bis favorite cow leading
the herd, aod comiog directly after
them was his bright-eyed little boy.
"O, my soo! my sou!" he cried,
44are you really alive?"
?.Why, yes, father. Wheo I saw the
fire I rao to get oar cows away to the
44You are a hero, my boy !" the fa?
But the boy said : "0, no ! A hero
is one who does some wonderful deed.
I led the cows away because they were
in danger, and I koew it was the right
thing to do."
44Ah !" cried the father, he who does
the right thing at the right time is the
Length o? a Knot.
The velocity of a ship is estimated iu
! knots and tenths of a koot, and the
distance OD the log line between two
successive knots or marks is obtained
by the following proportion : As the
number of seconds in an hour is to the
number of seconds in the hour glass
(usually twenty-eight), so ts the length
of a sea mile to the length of a knot.
This gives forty-seven feet four inches.
Previous to marking the log Hoe it is
soaked in water for a few days to get
it into the condition it is when in use.
About fifteen or twenty fathoms of
"stray line1' is marked off by a piece of
fish li oe with one, two* or three, etc.,
knots in it, as may be required. Each
division is subdivided into five equal
parts, and a small piece of rag or bunt?
ing marks the two-tenths division thus
formed. The knot or sea mile is 6083
feet, or 1.15 statute mile.-Boston
A Year Without a Summer.
Under the above heading a correa
pondent of the Louisville Courier
Journal furnishes some interesting and
remarkable facts about the weather in
the year 1816. In view Of the unusual
seasons of this year, a brief abstract of
the weather of that year will be of
January was mild. February was
not very cold. March was cold and
boisterous during the first of the month,
but the last of the month was mild.
April began warm, but as the month
advanced it grew colder and ended iu
snow and ice with a temperature like
winter. .. May waa more remarkble.
Buds and flowers were froten, ice
formed an inch chick and coro was
killed, and was planted and replanted
again until' deemed too late. June
was the coldest ever knowo. Frost, ice
and snow were common. Almost
? everything green was killed. In some
of the Northern States the snow fell to
the depth of ten inches, and great floods
of water destroyed property from New
York to New Orleans. Joly was accom?
panied by frost and ice, and nearly all
the corn crops were destroyed, lo
Aognst ice formed half an inch thick.
The greater part of the corn was frozeo
and eut down and saved for fodder.
Farmers had to supply themselves with
seed corn made in 1815 with which to
plant in 1817. It sold at from $4 to
$5 a bushel. Flour sold at $13 per
barrel. The month of September was
the mildest of the season. The same
conditions of the weather prevailed in
Europe as in America.
When Baby was sick, we gave ber Castoria.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became Miss, she elong to Castoria.
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria
? m .* mt vi* A VOR EITHER SEX. Tbl* remedy
I fi? RR UN X SnJ?*^ directly to tb? **ai of
lek VIIVIV W those ditter of the Genitourinary Or.
1 , pani, requires co chane* of diet or
vjfjfe. nacseoca, mercurial or poisonous med
Aw^^mk kines to bc taken internally. Ti hen
IB Ju. BB ?AS ? PREVENTIVE
?^H^ W by ether sex it !s impossible tocontract
^?Jf*Y i?- any venereal disease ; bot in the case of
- thee? already U?io?TO?*Tw.r Annean
_with Gonorrhea and Gleet, wo guarm.
!?** HT S?E Bc* tee a cori. Price hy mail, postage pw*,
<W W A%JEa$lpcrl*K,crGt???fcrSi.
Forsalebj Dr. J. F. VF. DeLorme, Sumter. S.C.
LADIES DO YOU KNOW
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are tho original and only FRENCH, safe and re?
liable core on the market- Price $1.00; sent by
mail Genuine sold only by
Dr. J. F. W. DeLorme, Sumter, S. C.
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$3 will send -^Titten Guarantee to refund if not cured.
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corea Sick Headache, Biliousness, Liver Complaint, j
Sour Stomach, Dyspepsia anti Constipation.
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tat Sf?p M tatt,
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Monaghan Block. MAIN STREET,
Feb 8. SUMTER, S. C.
~ WHISKEY ! ? !
To the Whiskey Trade and Whiskey Drink?
If yon will drink North Carolina Corn
Wbuikey, I want to sell it to yon.
Price by the bbl. $1.20
Price by 4 gal. kegs, 1.25.
Price by snort pints, 10. to gal., (3 gale, in
Price by short quarts, 5 to gal., (3 gals, ID
Price by full quarts,1(3 gals, io case) $1.30.
Case goods landed freight paid. I do not
remember a town in South Carolina- that
formerly had license in which my whiskey ts
not well known.
Capacity of distilling 180 bushels per day.
I do not sell any whiskey bat what is made
in my own distillery.
Parties ordering whom I do not know will
please send money by postoffice order or
Wheo ordering state whether you want
water white or colored.
J. B. LANIER,
Jone 6-2m Salisbury, N. C.
H. A. HOYT,
SUMTER, S. C.
GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES,
Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles,
MERIDEN BRITANIA SILVERWARE, kc.
REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.
PROVISIONS AND GROCERIES
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Wholesale Agents, Charleston, S. C,
BED SEAL CI9ASS,
and DOTE HAMS.
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Glenn Springs Water,
Is unsurpassed and invalids find sure and speedy relief by its use
Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Chronic Hepatitis, Jaundice, Torpor of Liver and
General Debility, following opon Malarial Diseases, Dropsy,
Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Constipation, Hemorroide, Uterine, Renal
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-FOR SALE BY
Dr. A. J. China, Dr. McKagen, J. S. Hughson k Co., J. F. W. DeLorme
and W. R. Delgar, Jr.
nit j !
FOR THE NEXT
I will sell all my large
stock at greatly reduced
prices for spot cash-many
articles at and below cost.
(/all and satisfy yourself|
that there is no catch in
this offer but that I mean
On Ice Boxes and Refrigera?
tors I am offering special
Now is the time to decide what machinery you are going to put in this season.
We Handle the Best Grades,
And at prices that cannot be lowered anywhere. This year we offer in addition !
to our already full line, the handsome, high grade, low priced goods made by the ;
Liddell Company, of Charlotte, N. C. J
An experience of many years with these as well as other goods has proven that
there are none better.
Henry B? Bloom,
Main St., Sumter, S. C.
for Infants and Children.
" Castorfs is so well Adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
::nown to me." H. A. ARCHER, 31. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
"The use of 'Castoria is so universal and
its merits so well known tnat it seems a work
of supererogation to endorse it Few are the
intelligent families who do not keep Castoria
within easy reach.**
CARLOS MASTYN, D. D...
New Tork City
Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
Kills Worms, gives sleep, and promotes di?
Without injurious medication.
"For several years I have recommended
your 'Castoria,'1 and shall always continue to
do so as it has invariably produced beneficial
EDWIN F- PARDEE, M. D.,
125th Street and 7th Ave,, New York City.
THE CENTAUR COMPANY, 77 MURRAY STREET, NEW YOBS CITY.
SCHWERIN J CO.
New Orlean? Molasses
In Barrels, Half Barrels and Kegs.
Flour, Sugar, Coffee,
Crackers, Meat, Lard,
Cheese, Starch, Soap,
And everything nice in the Grocery Line
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Call and See Us.
Our Retail Department is Complete.
Schwerin & Co*
Sterling and Flated Silverware,
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A CAR LOAD OF
Fine Buggy Horses.
A Full Line of
OLD HICKORY WAGONS,
BTJG-G-IES, CARRIAG-ES, HARNESS,
ALL FOR SALE LOW FOR CASH.
W. ld. GRAHAM.
White Corn at 75c. per bushel in sacks,
Mixed Oats, at 55c, * * 44 44 4 4
Ship Stuff, at $1.25 per 100 lbs., io sacks.
Choice Timothy Hav, $1.20 per 100 lbs., io bales.
Cotton Seed Meal, at $1.30 per sack.
Cotton Seed Hulls, at $4 50 per ton in bulk.
Lime, $1.25 per barrel.
A FEW BUSHELS OF PEAS AT $1.00 PER BUSHEL.
I ALSO SELL
Rosendale and Portland Cement, Plaster of Paris,
Fire Bricks, Flue Pipe,
And Other Building Material.
Special Prices on Large Lots,
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