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THE PICKENS SENTINEL.
' DBVOTiD TO1 PDIilties, kOBlMUlt, tetfrcJOTIOwlAKI) TO THK UKNEltAI.INHiliEST OF TUB COUNTRY. VOL. V. PICKENS, S. C? THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1875. NO. IT' From tho Albany Argus. Message of the PresidentThe seventh annual message of President Grant is in eevoral respects n i?AmovVnl?ln ?1 Ann mnnf Tf Mr ? VI1KH V4VUUIIIVI1VI JL v Blaines Blaine with regard to tho school question. It talks Spanish sweetly concerning Cuba. A large standing army is suggested, in tho startling information that tho inili? tnrv forno of tho f?ovf>rnmont is in j D adequate to protect Americans from marauding Mexicans. Having tolorated tho "licensed immorality" of polygamy and imported Chinese women, tho President is suddenly reminded that tho Republican party might as well carry forward the reform with regard thereto which ii jiiuimeuu utriui u it \jhiiiu iniu |iuwor, and lias ever sinco neglected, as its habit is. In tlio samo spirit, his friende in Congress are urged to do something to tnako their pledgee good with regard to the currency. Tho tone of the mensage with respect to foreign affairs is all that can bo desired. 1 he work of Secretary Fish is hero conspicuously apparent. Undoubtedly, these portions of the nietepge were written by him. Sound in substancc, but tuo elaborate and refined in Argument to bo appreci nted by many, sums up their lneri'e and demerits. Thero may bo occa ion for tho extended di8eua8ion with regard to Cuba, but wo fail to real ... iza it. The caueuistic dietinc ionb, so carcfully drawn, accurately set forth the position the government ought >o occupy. Intercut in tlie matter, how?rcr, in very languid; ami has only been aroused by the unintelligible activity displayed hy tho Socrelary of tho Navy, recently. Stated in a sontcnco, the Socio" ary Siiya tiiat a band of disturbers occupy the interior til Cuba, who liavo 110110 of tlie C4*cutiiiU of an independent govern moiit, and liavo no port frtiin which to send forth their flap; and tlmfc t lie Spanit.li government, being occnpU d with a dynastic revolution at home. U unable to fully quell this disturb* nnco. 'ihe tacts arc correctly stated; and tiio. r.oneln?ion of ibc meesaire is CD inovitablo, from the facta. Turning from tho portions of tho message which arc the work of Grant's secretaries, wo look at those which are essentially at-d character istically Grant's. Having buon nominated for a third torm by Bishop Haven, tho President reciprocates by ]>lacing tho Bishop's theology in hie message. "From tho fall of Adam for his transgression to the preaeni <laj," remarks the clerical candidate for the Presidency, "no nation ha^ ever boen freo from threatened danger to its prosperity and happiness." If we usBiimo that nations began with "tho fall of Adam for his transgression," wo may accept the President's historical doduction as a warranted ono. But wo aro not quite eo certain Willi regard to a statement which tins its historical beginning Bomewhat nearer our own time. In the portion of tho mcsaago which undertakes to show tho progroes of tho Republic Tor ono hundred years, the President flajs: "Tlio American system of croMing various and extensive manufactories next to ti e plow and tlio pasture, and adding connecting rail jwads and steamboats, lias produced fn our diatn/H interior conntry arefiult notlccablobv (lie intpllicrent iiih ih ? p , I of all goramergial nations." Our .manufactories aro "next" to our farms, says tho president. Our maim* factories aroseparato from our farms, also says tho President, but aro connected therewith by railroad and alaamlinnf linoj Tf )i<> 11 >i < 1 nnt luum tempted to write that poetic phrase, 'plow and pasture;" and bad stated ln^ ideas in the plainest language, onnli CI a mnat linPhinou (1 i>oi><ih PUV/II ?w ii'VUH VVVVIi*Vt? * MIIIVU y this muddled sentence would have boen omitted. Grant warns tho country of tho dangers which menace it by tho prosonce of an nneducatod rabblo, manipulated uby demagogue or priestcraft." In bio own person bo gives point to tho warning. "Tho largo association of ignorant men" to which I,,. ..,.r " j.? > ' iiu ivioid ib vumpusea 01 mo mass or tho blacks of t ho South. If a Prosidont representing a party controlling tliia mnltitndo had been placed in nomination by a Roman Catholic Bishop at an assemble of priests, tho fact would have been deemed omin one, and tl.o conjunction of *4detna goguo" and "priestcraft" would have been found. What difference doos it nuiko that a Methodist Bishop des grades and disgraces his calling by doing the sutne thing? Grant has warned the country against himself! xne "Ciemngoguu" appears iti the proposed constitutional amendment. Under protonce of settling tl?o School question, an unintelligible and unnecessary medley is proposed. It is not long since that high priest of Atheism in England, Win. E. Glad atone, undertook to divorce religion from education by prohibiting Mod ern history and other studies ease'itiul to a University curriculum.? When tho war upon religious instruction finds its logical culmination in this country, it will end where it ended in Great Britain;in a bold assault upon all true education. This is the real scope and effect of Grant's amendment. It proposes to establish by constitutional edict, "religious in~ difference" in the schools of the; I country. It proposes to interfere with the indeteasablc rigliis of the people; and to force the notions ol a minority upon the churches of tin; country. Tlic "demagogue"' is rovoaled still ' more conspicuous1)', by contrasting the portion of the message relating tq schools, with the paragraph relating to tlio taxation ot church property. A danger and an evil are here pointed out. The grout danger arising from a mass of ignorant voters; and tho grout evil arising from a Minns of untaxed church property^ whic 1?| may bo iho source of prolific trouhlo. Tho danger is to be averted by a sweeping constitutional amendment. llow is tho evil to bo averted? Tho "demagogue" docs not toll us! lie lays his irreligious hands on the schools of the country. lie tureatens roli^ions indifTorontism by constitutional edict. lie undertakes to assume to be mantcr of tho con science in the matter of education. Hut whou it corona t<? tlm lawful fnn.> tion of government?that of taxation, lie exhausts himself in words. Here the demagogue appears. If lie is sincere, why does he not settlo the question of taxation by constitutional amendment, also? The truth is, Grant is infatuated with tho idea of a "third term." lie wishes to wtito his name higher than Washington's, and .Jefferson's, and Jackson's. And ho knows no tlier way to do it than to agitate the country with unnecessary strife. lie has mado himself tho exponent of all that is tangible with regard to tho school question. If tho Republican party wishes to continue that agitation, it must take Grant again, with hie dangerous amendment. Tho establishment of specio payments; the overthrow of polygamy?these have boon long promised by tho Republican party. Tho Dishops' candidato lor tho Presidency makes then a part of his platform. Tho Republicans have nevor dono anything to brim? about these results.? cj n 1 Grant evidently thinks tho masses of j that party will bo compelled to turn 'o him, if they wish to expiu.su tbeir determination in favor thereof. At least, beforo they think of any one elao, thoy must do somethiug to prove their sincerity. Gruuiism has been clearly defined. What recoption the Itepublioans will give the third term platform will 60011 bo known. The omisBion to make the custom army reference to tho care of Providence, is noticeable. Surely, it would have been very appropriate. in summing no tho progress of tlio Republic during tho first century of its existence, to have acknowledged the kindness and wisdom of Deity. Tho message as a wholo is a very creditable literary production, alike in tho portions which were written by Grant, and in those which as clearly did not come from his pen. A T>~ /"I ?. jougus uongrossmanTlic Agusta Chronicle <& Sentinel 8ii)s: Wo hope that one among the first acts of the Democratic Ilunse of Representatives, which is to assemble next Monday, will he the passage of a resolution declaring that a va cancy exists in the Third Congressional District of South Carolina.? The man who claims tho place?a pestiferous carpet baggar named iloge?has never been legally eloc? ted and should be ousted from his seat at the earliest possible moment. Laying aside tho numerous and patent frauds which sccurod him a ma. jority over General McGowan and wliieh are themselves fully sufficient to 6ecuie his his expulsion, thero is auoliier and controlling reason which should cause tho declaration of a va-cancy in tho po called South Carolina delegation. Tho act passed bv the 131 Cong es/, and approved March 3, 1874, regulating the election of members ol Congress, provides: "In euelj State entitle 1 under this apportionment to n:oretli.in one representative, tho number to which such State may be entitled in the *13-1 ii i. H cuKoon nnn v? vitv/n o\i uo*.'|in>iu vy?y 1 ' 1 '/DO OIMUI be elected by districts composed of e.Mitigutiiis torriioij." Tbo Third District in that State, sib constituted at the time of llogo's election, consisted ol the counties of Oeonee, Piekens, Anderson, Abbeville, Lan ions, Newberry Jtnd Richland ? the latter county being totully detached, with counties of other Congressional Districts intervening. It will thus be seen that in gerrymandering the State so as to secure the election of a Radical from iho Abbeville District ilio Legislature of South Carolina clearly violated the law of Congress and made an illegal district. It follows that no legal election was held and that the district is without representation. There can, we think, ho no donht hut that llin llmico of Representatives w ill t iko this viow uf iliu mutter and that Mr IL'go will bo ousted from a seat to which ho has not the shadow of a legal right. It lieis ho cannot again be a candidate in the Third District, lie will bo eliminated with Richland, as ho is a i i- .1? i uaitiuni ui iiiiii. uuumy. j.u nil! liu.\l election Geneoal MeGowan or some other good Democrat will be buccc68h ful if tlic Conservatives do their duty. Itiehlrtnd county was put into the district because of its largo negro majority, and with Richland removed the success of tho Democracy is assured. tlh Slio was ono of tlioso sentimental youug creatures wlio linger at the doorw ay to bid you good-bye in the star-light, and after slio parted (roin him tho other night, kIio went up to her room murmuring: Yes, I would know <t was hard times, by tho kind of hair oil ho uses now.' Tho other day a Vicksburg father gontly .said: "Don't stuff victuals into your month in th>*t way, my hod; CI cor go Washington didn't eat after that fashion." Tho boj', after pond cring for a while, romaikod to himself: "And 1 don't bcliovo that Goorgo Washington liclcod his hoy for finding a bottlo of whiskey in tho shod when ho was hunting after a horse, shoo, oithor." ------ ; - - - ? ^ Governor ChamberlainIIoH l? said to bo paved with good intentions, andtho Harno may bo said of Governor (Jhamborlain'B moeaago to tho South Carolina Legislating iiuw 111 Hussion no ooiumD*a. >v o think, however, that Mr. Chamberlain doservcs somo consideration for bis promise of reform, but wo must confess that wo havo not much faith either in his sincerity or honesty, lie ccincs . of a class for whom we can havo but! littlo respect or in whom wo havo not | ovor much confidence, no matter how fn'.r their promises of reformation. Tho carpet baggers as a class have been a curso to tho South. They hnvo risen to powor on tho misfortunes of our pooplo and have grown rich at our cxponflo. Governor Cham-> bcilain belongs f n l.hat. olnsa II n !u ? O ' v,,,wv* '" v lKJ " man of liberal education, a polished speaker and finished writer, lie has all tho attainments of a gentleman, but all tho vicos of a carpet bagger. 1 to ought to havo been honost. Ho has boon as corrupt as Scott or l'at> torson. But Governor Chamberlain is now a reformor. Having seen tho orrors of his ways, lie desires to make amends for the past and ho .virtuous and honest for tlio future. This is in. dood most eommcndablo and His Excellency ought to ho oncournged in his virtuous intentions. Wlicncvcr a man oxhibits repentanee for his misdeeds, lie is worthy of forgiveness. Hut when a political adventurer expresses contrition for being associated wmi rings which have plundered tho Stnto and robbed And outraged the people, he should make restitution belbro ho can expcct the people to have faith in tho sincerity of his promises or confidence in tho honesty of his conversion. When CJovornor Chamberlain gives back to tho Stiilo the | money which ho has obtained by doubtful means, the people will have confidence in the sincerity of his conirAnoInn 1 I- 11 . I I I < I ivioiuii. mi ?111 iiiuii iiu iiuihisl a:m reform professions will bo Hinooru* This man en mo Lo South Carolina poor in this world's goods: ho had nothing but an army blanket and a carpet bag, and now ho is said to bo rich. How did he mako this money? Did ho not make it liko Scott and .N'caglo, lilv'i* I'ul.f oi'flAn nn/1 P.ii?1/au ISI*-** If.... loy and Moses? Whilst theso men mado money, tho pooplo?the honost tax payors?lost it. Those men plundered the people. Wo hnvo no confidence in tho promises of tho political vultures that havo fattened on the misfortunes of the peoplo of our sister State. Wo rccognize no difference between an unblushing and unconscionable political bummer liko Tim Jlurlcy and a poK ished, schoming carpct bagger liko Chamberlain. Ilurloy admits that he had butono object in going to South Carolina, and that waa to steal the peoples money by a species of rascally legislation. Ilurloy says that *.7hon lie has made sulliciont money out of tho people ho stands ready to turn the State over to tlio gentlemen of Carolina and then quit it. Scott and Chamberlain and tlio rest of cars pel baggers and native traitors have also robbed tho State. Tlio truth is that they have all stolen until there is not much left to steal. UnliUo Hurley, theso political adventurers and unprincipled rascals arc not \vil? ling to turn the ?Stato ever to the gentlemen. Now they assume a virtuo that is foreign to them. They have bccomo conservative becauso they wish to save the money that they have unjustly talcon from tlso people under tho rascally and corrupt legis lation of t'.io past seven years. Xhoy havo tho money of the people, and they wish to bocome respcctablo, and at tho wjimu iiiuu iiuiuiug piaees oi political pretormont. As wo atartod out in lira 11 rLiolo by saving that wo had not over much faith in Chamborlain, wo conclude with the hope (hut ho in now lioneat in hia intentions of reform. Hilt lie should not. tho example by dis ?APlnn? I.; ^ ..in i i ii ill l in. >> UI'KS aro moro potent than words, ('hambmluin is lich and gorgooiiH in tho flow of langnago, but fair promises coat nothing. Let him ho honest in Ibis works, and tho pooplo will have faith in his conversion to reform.? Augusta Chronicle it Sentinel. Thirty Quails in Thirty DaysThe Madison (Ind.) Courier says: About ono year ago tlio Calhoun (Kv/> I'rrtnrroAa ictinrl ?!./% N u .. ? r)- VHU U'llU^ ? in<*. "We nro reliably informed that a purse of $30,000 ia oflured bv ji company in Madisonville, Ivy., to any man who will cat thirty patrigea in thirty days, catin<r one each day. The experiment has been tried by | several parties of that place, but iwuiiij one 13 mc inchest nunibvr readied. It appears singular, but it is said that after a drzen birds liavo been eaton, the sialic ot one produces the most pevere vomiting. The mon e> is on deposit in the Dank of JNladi. sonviiie. it Hio party fails lie is to forfeit $100." This item went the rounds of the press, and brought out many comments upon tho imposibili ty of accomplishing the nppearently easy feat. The idea that it could not he done became a conviction w ithout proof in the minds of many, like that ono in regard to a man weighing no more after eating a hearty meal than beforo eating. Tbose who seemed best posted on the SllbioP.t Wfirn mnct J .. -- - ...vww KAQKK TO WAGER TIIKIR FUNDS that it could not bo done. One day last October James O'Donnoll , in lliO i presence ot ten or twelve persons, ale a largo size cream pie, on a trilling wager, in four minutes and eight socoinls, when Robert R. Ilea, N. Maceubbin and others who witnessed tho gormandizing were so impressed i. i. ; ' vvnii iii? vomeuy aim capacity that they determined to give liiin a trail on tliirty quails in thirty dave Arrangements were made accordingly at Mullen's restaurant tor the quails. A committee was selected to witness the eating, each evening at seven o'clock, who were to keep a reccoril <>t each meal. During the lirst fowl ' (1 a \ R t.'f tllO. ff'ftf lint (ll\V 11BMO/.11B 1..... I - _ ... w M V? V iv ?? | ' V/ A OV'JIO UU sides tho committee witnessed the 'oxci cises." As O'Donnel progressed in his undertaking, howover, and bocame the subject of comment irom iho press of the country, tho interest increased among tho curious; buts wcro made up<n tho result in sporting circles in this and adjoining citios a id the restaurant contained a large number oi spectators every evening. L:iBt night on tlio eating of tho thirtieth bird, the house was crowded.? O'Donuell went at his task with hid wonted voracity. Those who liad expected him to fail on I ho last on, were surprised at the apparent relish with which he extinguished the fowl and were astonished to hear him call for ANOTIIHlt QUAIL, IMIi GOOD MHASCKh! Tliio was also consumed. Then lie called lor a dozen stoaniing stewed oysters and ntc thctn. Then reacliine over tho table ho tackled a pieco (>1 pie, which in turn went tho way ol till the quails, and finished up with a large apple. It is said that a great deal ol money changed hands upon commencement of llio task, and lias lost biit tliruo pounds since; < t light or Bandy complexion, and is a hlncksin it li by trade. J. Ccorgas, tho photo grapher, has taken three pictures ol Jimmy bince he began munching the quails?one 60011 nfior the commenceinont, otto representing him on his thirtieth biid, and otio representing I him and liis backers jubilating <;vti the result., but U'Doimell hiin?ell' iisvi no inonoy up. llo received nothing for tlie jjorfoi tnar.co of this hitherto (-aid to be) unparalleled feat but the quails, the notoriety, and about sevs en dollars contributed by the crowd last night, lie says that since tho twentieth quail was eaten tho birds have had a wild, bit'or tasto which slightly increased up to tho eating < ! the thirtieth ono, but this flavor pro* ldnr.p.d notliini* liUn nontnu ' i'l> ... n ...?UUVH. v/ uvilnoil is of Irish parentngo, in twenty eight years of ago, live foot eox en inchos in height, weighed one hundred and 6ixty thrco nonnds nt tin. the triumph. Sonic men Imvo won funic by Hie use of their fists, others I IlllVA lli Oil tlinmi'nltfiio | - V MI' VM WliVli'i Ui ? VO IV HO jiiuujr I heights; Wostoii gnineil it by walking I but James A. O'DunuolI btamls to j day in tlie trout rank of physical lie** I W.. ~t : ?!? ? I Vito, I> ? CIIU W 111l"!U I1C ,tJ 1,10 J)08ec^sor of si ravenous appetite and iv stomach that cjunils not at thirty quails?si stomach like si bark mill.' "Comb and 6rk Mb."?A writer says: Never take,;como and sco mo" as si phrase meant in earnest unless it Lie accompanied with :i dato. Such ' as an invitation a mounts to nothing o at all. H n latly or gentleman desires your company lie or she will appoint a time lor 3'our visit. "Call on mo when 3011 can ma'ce it convenient," "Drop in as yon ato passing," "Mako IW !L vi-<il ai|l.lh,>i'ni> .... 1- .. ?? ..WW ? Iivuv t VI yun Iiavu illl UUUL' or two to spare," are social ambiguities by which men and women of tho world understand thai they are not expected to do tho thing requested. When people wish to be cheaply po* lite there is nothing like this kind of vagueness. The complimentary small .w.~ biiiin^u ui ?ui;niy miust always uo taken at a large discount. It is never worth it.s face or anything liko it. Vet it is a convenient medium of exs change, and heavy debts ol gratitudo that ought to bo requitiod in hotter coin aro often paid with it. Peoplo who nave more pousu man principle use il lavishly?plain, blunt, honest men, sparingly or not at nil. Whoov* er makes a friendly visit lo a fasliionnblc house on I ho strength of a incro "Como and see mo," will very often find the family circle he has droppod iiu-o 03- request is as ungonial as tho Arctic circle, and ho will probably leave it wi.h a chilly fooling that will prevent him from venturing into tho sumo high latitude again. But when a whole sou led man, whom you know t > be yo'.ir friend, grasps j-ou vigor" ously by the hand and says, "Como and dine with 1110 to day?dinner on tllfi f? I 1< w.l.-. l?r? ~ come?wo bliall expect you,' you can tako it as ecrtain lliat 3*011 r presence is warmly desired. It is pleasant al?* ways to make or receive a visit from :i friend, but a noil 011 llic street is all suniclent from a fa.sliionabio acquaint nsicc. ? ? + Profanity.?Wc are emphatically irt tho ago of profanity, and it seems to us that wo arc on tho topmost current. One cannot go on :hc streets anywhoro without having his reveranco shocked by tho most profano uso of sacred names. Is or dose it come froru the old or middle-aged alone, for it is a fact, as alarming as true, that tho younger portion of the community aro more proficient in the degrading language. .Hoys have an idea iist smart, to swear, that it makes them manly; but there never was a greater mistaWo in tho world. .Men, even thowo who swear themselves, .mo diaomftteil with profanity in a young man, bccauso tlioy know how, of all bad habits, thin clings the most insidious of liabitf*f growing on one so mvsiblo thai, almost before he is aware, he bccomcs an accomplished cursor. Boys should nover begin lo swear; bul it they do ?stop! <2> ? - ? Ivussian Bic.mt.? I'aro ami 6crapo ripe, yello.v eiicnmhiM's, an I cut into round slices or Gqnaro bi.s; let tlieni stand in strong bnno for twenty?four hours. Drain well, and ecald them I in !1 1 i1111> v inrxf i r >i><1 u'nlfti" Ja n<li!n1< , ... .. .. v. v . . x i? ni<vi j iv/ n II i\yil j ;ul<l a | ieeo of alism tho size of a ! wiilir.l. Prepare Iho picklo by ad two tai>k'8|>o<.Miiid's ol whole all* apico I lie same ol mustard seed, ami a d< /on small onions, pooled.? Boil it ten minnief, and pour over tho cucumherB. Heady lor uso in tin Co days. A woman in Minneapolis rocontly nstonidied a crowd who were trying ' Id start a Imlky luxsu l?y thrusting a handful of dust mid sand into tho an is mal's iii**iiIli, cxetaimin": 'There* he'll go now.' T ?I lie surprise of every one, the Ikioo started immediately without showing the least excitement or olubboi uncs.\