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YjOIjtt Afcsjv;; PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAYTMAY 25 lil67 NO.
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' TJio Duty Democracy- I Only One Remedy. | Reform With n. Vmwnnn J irww 1
The admlfbWof Governor Chamberlain's
administration, who advise
+ the pQjnocracy to venture upon no
opposition to bun In tho coming olec.
tiw^ Jtat, ho bo tempted to neo tho
corrupt 'machine^ at Uls command
to detent not only his own opponent,
but tho entiro Democratic ticket
besides, adopt a questionable method
of inquiring confidence in tho
Governor's professions of honesty and
consistent Reform. A Reformer who
is honest to day wjiea bo has noth~
ing to Jose and utuqb to gain by
honesty and who may be relied upon
to?re8ort to a corrupt us of power .to
morrow to gain political advancomont
or rdtiew his loaso of power, is
not altogether a safo Reformer. It
^ Gaternor Ohftmborlain really iutends
to stop at no arbitrary use of power
Which may be necessary to secure
his re-election In case he is nomin*
nted by his own party and opposed
by ajDomocratic candidate, bo should
be too shrewd a politician to let his
intentions bo known. It must bo
confessed tliat there seems to bo a
* mistrust among sorao Democrats lest
the Governor, if thus nominated and
tbus1 opposed, would not hesitato to
connive at any irregularities in tho
election which might bo necessary to
his 8iy3qosav ^'hcy may do tho Govn
nfimi11 iiiinclino hut- vDlifllatrm< Miou
irtny^iiink of hiin, tlifc Democracy of
' tliis Stato wiil hardly bo turned aside
from their straight forward couroe
by ieai'i of 1^1 unscrupulous nso of
power by him. The day for audi
expedients to succced at all to the
satisfaction of men possessed of any
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iv^<\im im 'iito* ^??ou opinion i>i meir
fellows is for the picsent, at least,
, 1 ' '
faat passing away from American
politica.* It is doubtful whether in
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the.npar future they could succoed
to the ultimate eatisfation oven of so
thick-skinned a knave as tho bocnlled
Governor of Louisiana is overy
where admitted to bo But tho Democracy
irf not immodiatoiy concerned
with Governor Chainbertuin.
i.he letters which wc Lave published
from day to day from correspondents
v iit various ; arts of tho State, and
VU1?rtl'Artf urn rtiinfJ ??Ia .m%L1
yvx* ho Vrt/ll l i nuu lliu pUOUUUtiUII
tl^to g^rning, all indicate tlio unfyii-r
mouB dotoi initiation of tlio Democratic
party of South Carolina to
come together, and to act together in
compact ranks, tor the Regeneration
or uie state. We urge them now,
f as wo have already frequently dono
Ijofore, to continue actively the work
* of reorganisation tor.a more effective
coutcet than they have raadesioco the
Government of South Carolina passed
out of tlio hands of her representative
people. The day of delivernnco
mu^Bfeomo. and it can come
from no otntfr vieiblo aourco than the
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.Democratic party .-Charleaton Journ
al of Com merce. .
4 %q removal of Gouoral Cuator from
hift command by tho Preaidont is a
11AA #1 .? 1 * "" *
oywnumuuM ponorinanco. J.tioro is,
unfortunutely, ovory reason to put tho
worst construction iipon it and It docs
not admit of a favorablo construction.
Thoro is no protonso that Qon. Cnstor
c{n? suporaedad bo as to proraoto
the good of tho sorvico. Botli tho
Gtonoral ol tho array and tho Sooro4
tary of war, it is reported, protestod
against tho romoval iu the iatorestoi
tho army and of thooxpodition which
Gon. .Cjmtor) Wnn assigned to load.?
Moroovor, Gon. Custor's tostiraony
dooft not soom to hare boon in any
d$groQ voluntary or offioious, nor disrdspooMul
to the Prosidont himself.?
Hut it \va& dispensing to oxtortionato
" pont trndora in whoso interest tho
l>vnol<lAnl ? -
a. 4 yjiuviiw imtt ucoii wonting; And
ICuHtor i? I'omovod to dotor otbor ot*
ficoiH from tolling what tboy know.
Tbfjro has novor boon ft Prpsidont of
,bo United States boforo who was
capablo of brftving tbo docoot opinion
oi tho country bo oponly and Bhamofully
aa tbia, for tl\o Hftko of wreaking
mien a misorablo vengoaneo.?Now
York World.
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Wo havo alroady referred to tho doGcioncies
of nearly a half million of
dollars which will ariso under tho tax
and appropriation acts, says tho Columbia
Rogistcr, and to tho consequent
embarrassments in all branehos of tho
? f - - -?
|hiuiiu servico, nna in nil llio institutions
of tho Stnto. Salariod ofllcors
Imvo roccivcd about half of their pay,
and will roccivo nothing furthor, oxcept
a fraction of duos for May, until
next Fobruary or March. It Is ostimated
that tho Lunatic Asylum, Ors
phan Asylum and tho Pcnitontiary
will havo rccoivod and oxhaustod by
tho ond of this month thoir full proportion
of tho tax roalizod from tho
levy for thoir support. Those who,
to thoir loss and ruin, in some instances,
came to thoir roscuo in f'ormor
years with thoir goods and supplies
on oredit, cannot do it again. Tho
lunatics and the orpluins can do nothing
to help thomsolvos, and thoir rogents
will find it an upihill task to
got crodit on thoir bohalf. Tho Penitentiary
convicts can bo put to somo
uso in assisting to procure thoir own
support. Ono hundrod ot thorn aro
working at Big Lako pluntation, bo*
low Columbia, and, as wo loarn from
tho Union-Herald, nogotintions arc
ponding tO*utilizo two hundred or
moro ofthom in grading a road which
will mnko an important railroad connection
with Columbia, and those who
romain within tho walls will ho put
to active work in manufacturing
brick. This is as it should be, and
necessity has confirmed at last tho
suggestions of th[s and other journals
for tho utilization of convict labor.
* Tho evils hero glaneod at are but
a drop in tho bucket of thoso which
really exist. Our people aro bravo
mill Itnnofni mill l\nt />? "
plaint, bill sagacious minds must sec
that ibo condition of llio country is
fast tending to utiivorsal bankruptcy
and ruin. Tho whole difficulty with
us is oxpressod in a nut hIioII in a lccturo
by Prof. Summer,of Yale Collogo,
rocontly dolivorcd in Now York:?
"Wo cannot lcgaliso plunder undor
any guise whalovor, without surely
wubliuk wujiitii, una impuviu'isiung
robbers and robbod togother."
Tho caufeos of this monstrous ucrc*?
vasos" are not far to seek. Tho romody
can only como from heroic
troatmont. Nothing ohort of a thor~
ough political revolution can bring
tho State any pcaco, prosperity or
Imnn WKan r?At?AHnAM
said, in the Qarpontor-Bntlor cam*
paign at Chester in 1870, that failuro
in financo was failuro in ovorytbing,
ho utlorod a truth which thon oxistcd,
has oxistod over since, and now oxists
in tho most intenso and magnified
form, to bo follo*.vod soon by momontoua
conscqnoncoe. What havo wo
known but failuro, hot only in financo,
but in ovorything which doponda upon
it in tho last docado of yoars? Thoro
is 110 narallol in hinf.oi-v r?f flm m!a.
& J v,,v ",,M
govornmont, corruption, oxtravaganco
and profligacy that tlio peoplo
of South Carolina have endurod. Tho
ond now approaches oitlior of rescuo
from this misevablo and contomptiblo
condition or of confirmation over us
of tho rulo of barbarism and of tho
systom of organizod spoliation. Which
shall it be? Tho Govornor wrestled
with tho General AflRomhlv tn nrnvnnt.
tho culmination And oxpoHuro which
havo now oomo. Ho Bought to koop
tho tax lovy within boundu, and to
mako appropriations conform to it.
Ho pointed out roductions, and mado
variouB UBoful BuggoBiions, which, had
thoy boon adopted, would havo kopt
up nppoarancoR a little longer. But
that iH all thor would havo dono. Tho
crash had to como soonor or lator. irt
has como, and loavcB but ono duty to
tho pcoplo to dischartro and but ono
ronvody for thom to apply.. In Uh
application thoy will wolcomo afifiistanco
from ovory quartor.
Fivo thousand butchors in aniform
will parado in Philadelphia on the
opening of tho Centennial.
Lavondor saytj his wito iaalways ready
to toll hor rugo, |
Th? Columbia Uuion-Horald raisoa
a wail of cliargin over tho empty State
Treasury, and botbinks itsolf bow tbo
salaried officers of tbo Stato, and tbo
Stnto institutions, thopcnitontiary, tho
lunatio assylum, and tho orphan asy?
lum, nro to pull through until Fobru->
ary or March without monoy. Our
ootomporary thinks that ns Stato officers
havo in years past managed to
nogotiato their way through the dry
8Ca80n, thov Will bv hook or mnnlr Kr.
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able to got through tho prcsont
Bquoozo. Tho convictp, it thinks, can
bo mado to contiibuto not a littlo to
their own maintonanco, by working on
tho Big Lako plantation, and at tho
ponitontiary brick yard. For tho in^
matos of tho orphan asylum and of the
asylum for lunatics tho Herald has
nothing bottor to offor than an appoal
to charity! And is this tho point to
which a long Borios of Uopublicnn "roformors"
has brought this Stato, that
its holploss wards must go a begging
in tho stroots? In this tho best that
Governor Clmmhorlain, standing at
tho hoat! and front of tho party to
whioh ho adhoros as a dovotoo to his
church, oan do towards lifting tho
Stato out of tho miro in which his party
friends havo plungod it? Aro wo
to understand that tho party lever of
which ho novor ccaaos 10 boast is
worthless for such work, or that the
Govoinor has not tho strength to
wiold it? Tho Herald complain.* that
4 K - 1 ? - - 1 ' 1 ^
otiu vauvumur mis uuvihcu mo ucnorai
Assembly what tlioy ought to do to
provont tho rccurrcnco of such lamentable
scandals, but that tho Gonorul
Assotnbly rofusod to heed his advico.
And yot tho Herald insists that tho
Republican party must bo trusted to
carry out the work of reform! Possi
oiy ino iieraui is right. Tossibiy if
Govornor Chamberlain shoul'1 remain
Governor for fifty yoars or moro ho
might get a Kopiiblican Legislature
which ho could control in tho interests
of reform if ho kept on trying
But tho Democrats of South Carolina
are tired of waiting for roform at
A J- aT il - i? * ?
i>u?; iiitniin vi wiu jvcpuniican pariy.?
Promises of that sort havo bocoino
too cheap, both in State and city elections.
Thoy want loss promise and
moro performance. In fact, they do
"not purpose to accept any moro promises.
The Republican Uorculos of
high and low dogreo may go his own
way. xnoy win put tnoir own should
ora to the whool.?Journal of Comraerco.
? ?
Tho Union-IIorald says: Letters
from sections of Iieaufort and Colleton
counties give distressing accounts
of tho suffering of tho pooplo from
want of tho actual necessaries of life.
Tho Executive ollico is in almost daily
receipt of petitions and memorials
from those localities appealing to tho
Governor for advances of bacon and
corn until tho srops chall ho gathored.
Wo woro informed by a dolagato to
tho Domooratic Convonlion from
Jlardoovillo, Beaufort county, tlmt
many people in his vicinity have not
tastod meat lor threo wcolcs, many
living upon ono meal a day, and many
woro consuming their last bushd of
corn, without money or crodit to got
raoro. This terriblo state of affairs
exists amongst whiten and blacks
aliko, and appeals to tho Christian
and charitablo sympathies of ovory
man. Wo desiro simply to call attention
to tho mattor io order that further
inquiry may ancortain tho corroetncfia
of theso roports, and wo suggest,
if thoy aro found to bo truo, that
tho churchos throughout tho Stato set
apart a day on which all collections
rocoivcd shall bo contributed to a
fund for thoir rob of.
A Columbus man, whilo watching
his ohickon houso a few nights ago,
wont out aftor hearing a noiso, a lantern
in one hand, a pistol in tho othor,
to ?oo what was raising such a- disturbanco
in tho hon houso, IXo found
ho was hooked for a duel with a polocat.
llo fired first, tho onomy fired
buck, aim now tho fronUomjm Ima
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, "boon oompollod to #et liiin a now
I wuit," tiB tlio ohl one has licon buried.
AUD MWHQ vi uuunmeL
Tho following countries, it is said,
woro originally named by tho Phoonicinns.
llin i/rcnlnut nnmrnnpnlnl
in tho world. Tho namos in tho I'liccs
nioian languago signify somothing
characteristic of tho places doBigna-*
Europo signifies a country ot whito
complexion, bo namod hccauso tho inhabitants
woro of n lighter complexion
iimn uiobo oi ahirt or Africa. asia
signifios betwcon, or in tlio middle,
from tho fact that geographers placed
it botwoon Europo and Africa. Africa
signifios tho land of corn or oars. It
was colebratod'for its abundanco of
corn and ail sorts ot grain. Siberia
signifies thirsty, or dry?vory characteristic.
Spain, a country ot rabbits
or conies. It was onco so infested
with these animals that thoy sued Augustua
for an army to destroy thorn.
Italy, a country^ of pitch, from its
yielding great quantities of black pitch.
Calabria, also, for tho samo. roason.?
Gaul mnHnril PVnnnn oirenifl/io **"'!" ?
1 ...... .MIIVU, Olglliuuo JfOUWff
haired, as yellow hair characterized its
inhabitants. The English lor Caledonia
is a high hill. This was a rugged,
mountainous provinco in Sootland.?
Ilibornia is utmost or last habitation;
for boyond this, westward, tho Phoenicians
never extond their voyagos.?
Britain, tho country of tin, groat
quantities boing found on it and tho
adjacont islands. The Grooks callod
it Albion, which signified in Iho IMicoiiician
tongao oilher whilo or high
mountain, from Iho whiteness of its
shores or tho high rooks on tho western
coast. Corsica signifies tho lootstops
of mon, which it rucomblos. Syracuse
signifies bad savor, so callod
from tho nnwholcsomo marsh on
which it stood. Khodos, scrponts or
dragons, which it produced in abundance.
Sicily, tho country of grapesScylla,
tho whirlpool of destruction.?
ylOtna signifies a furnaco, or dark and
A terrible fire occurred in Darling
ton, Saturday night, the 13th instant,
sweeping away most of the business
portion of the town. Tho town was
arouiiBed from its Blnmbore by tho
alarm of firo about 1 o'clock Sunday
morning. Tho flames broke out in
Mr. Mannos' kitchen, and spread
rapidly to the adjacent buildings.?
Nearly an ontiro block has boon laid
in ashes, ombracing tho following
places of bnsinoss: Nottlea' law of?
fice, Hutchinson's shoo shop, two or
throe tenement houeos adjacent, H.
Iiyams' store, Iliggins' store, Watson's
barber shop, Hiram Hyams'
store, Mrs. Ilyaina' millinory, Manucs's'oro,
Sternbergor's storo, Williamson's
bar room, Jack William*
ston's two stores, Wolsh's storo, Weiu
berg's store, Phillip Calmus' storo,
Phillip Lewenthal's storo, and Mrs.
Gibson's magnificent residence, val*
ucd at from $(J,000 to $10,000. Tho
tiro was tho largest and moat destructive
that has ever visited the
town. Tho entire loss is variously
estimated at from $100,000 to $150,000.
In a majority ot instances tho
stores woro used as a place ot residence
as well as business. Mr.
Wood's storo was saved as if by a
miracle, tho fire leaping over it, as it
were, and destroying Mrs. Gibson's
rno assumption or tho titio ot I'JinproBs
by Qucon Victoria Rooms to havo
mado a torriblo row in England. Tho
London Timos ha* workod iteolf into
a whito hoat on tho subject, and calls
upon its eontomporarios to opposo in
ovory lawful way tho Imperial innovation.
Tho Lord Chancollor has
givon the aHSurnnco thai tho titlo will
not bo used in England, but that does
not in tho loast allav tho oxoitomont
on tho subject, Tho cflTcct of tho agitation
1ms boon to Btrongthon tho
Ropublican fooling in Rngland, and
to givo tho discontontod claasos an
opportunity to indulge in thoir attacks
upon tho samo.
? 4^
Old hoi Is can ho in ado us good as
now cqos. Old hollos can't.
A Slippery Plaoe to Pop tho Gueitiott.
She cftmo tripping froui tho church
door, her face flashed by omotione
awakened -by tho juet uttered diecourse,
and oyea bright with loving
expectation. lio ahivored on the
curbstone, where for an hour ho had
waited impationtly with a burning
heart fairly palpitating in his throat,
and frozon tiger6 in his pockets.? |
They linked arms and started for1
the residence of her parents. After
a fow moments' hesitating silonco lie
said: "Jane, wo havo known oacli
other long. You must know just
how I feci. You must havo seen
that clear down at the bottom?Ch,
lie bad slipped down on I be ico
with so much forco that his spine
was driven up into his hat, aud bis
hat was tripped over hie nose, but
sho was a tender hearted girl. She
did not laugh, but she carefully liftcd
him to his feet, awd said:
4You wore saying, John, when
you slipped that the foundation?Oh,
She slipped hersolt this time, and
saw littlo stars como down to dance
bofore her eyea, but ho pulled "her np
in hu6te and went on.
'Yes; just as Ijaaid, clean down at
tho bottom of my lioart is a fervont
love, on which I build my hopes.?
That lovo has helped mo stand lace
IIo was down again, bat scrainb
led up before she could btoop to help
biiu, and sho said, breathlessly:
'Yiifi, ye6, John. You remember,
you just said a lovo which helped
you stand and face thunder. And
that you founded your hopes on?
Tliis pesky ice!'
Tlicro sho sat, John grasped tho
-f i.~? ??- ' -*
ivvqv [ v vi uui biiuKj uoiwoon ino
shoulders, witfi ono hand, and raised
her to foot, as ono would lift a kit-,
ten from a pail of water by tho back
ot the neck. Then ho said with in*
eroaaod earnestness:
'Ot course, darling, and I hare
longed lor an opportunity to toll my
lovo and to hour those sweet lips
whisper ?Whoopl'
Somehow John'a alintwl frrttn
imdor liitn, and his head and foot
pointing skyward. Sho twined her
taper fingers iu his curling locks and
raised him to tho stature of a man,
set bis hat firmly over liis eyes with
both hands, and cried in breathless
lI undoratand, and lot measure
you, John, that if it is in my power
to lighthen your caree and mako
] orignier your journey through lite to
I ?Jerusalem!'
John stood alono, and said, with
breathless vghotnence:*
'Oli, my precious! and thus shall it
be my lifelong pleasuro to lift you
from the rudo assaults of earth and
surround you with the loving atmosphoro
And there thoy both eat togothor.
They had nearly reached the gate,
and, hand to Imud, And with hearts
overflowing with tho bliss of young
lovo's first confession, thoy crept
along on their knees up the front
stops, and wero soon forgetful of
thoir humps 011 tho softest cushion
of tho parlor sofa.
Care of a Snako Bito.
Iiov. J. E. King, of this placo, say*
:.,<v ...
*..V 11UIMI\4| IIIIUI llltt 1IO
tliAt his littlo riftoghtor was bitton by
a poisonous ftnako, a few days ago,
ami lie curcd her by simply holding
tlio part bitten closo to tlio firo and
tlio poison was arreatod and drawn
out bv the beat of tho firo. inat in tlm
* * w? BHino
way that burns arc cured l>y
holding the burned pait near llio
tiro. Mr. King Bayu thia is the second
euro ho has elToctod by this simplo
remedy, and that ho has known of
sovoral other euros by tlio samo remedy
within his acquaintance.
r ? ^ ?' r '?W
lie enyB it was accidentally dun
covered several yeare ago, by a yowtr|f
man who was bitten on the foot by rt
ground rattlo snake, one of the most
poisonous of all anakeo, while working
on the farm of his undo in North
Carolina. When bitten, the yontig
man called out for help, and went
to the placo Where the hands had a
lire to warm their dinner and, while
waiting lor attention, ho held his foot
to tho lire to aoc if he hud any feeling
in his foot, that orevions to holding
his foot to tho lioTo felt the poison
going up his log like a hot iron was
being run up his leg, and when ho
held his toot near tho lire tho pnin
was greatly increased, but, instead
of continuing up his leg, it elpwJy
came down and liually quit hurting*
and, when tho w und was examined,
tho poison was picked out in a lump
on tho point of a knife.
Mr. Kiug is a minister ot tho Bap*
?i -i- -* *
ii.m vuurvuf ui goou tunneling, and 18
a man whoso statements are worthy
of implicit confidence. Wo publish
this remedy for tho public good. It
is a simple remody and one within
tho reach of all. and should bo gen*
orally known.
Asiikh fou Swkkt Potatoes!.?A
corrospondcnt in tho Southorn Culti
valor says: "I notice tho question is
asked, which is tho bost fertiliisor or
manuro for sweet potatoos? From
the oxporioncc 1 havo had in manuring
tho sweet potatoe, I must say that
rotted (hard wood] ashes when properly
put on, lias precedence over all
others 1 havo had any oxperienco
with. Tho plan that i adoptod was
to open a deep furrow with a scooter
plough, and put in a plenty of ashos.
Bod out On tho jinlins. mid :i sum onm
may bo realized on tho poorest soil.
Cow ponning is good?ho nro cotton
sood nnd stable manure; but niter experimenting
with tjio ashes, they willnil
bo abandoned, provided nehos ean
bo had. I experimented on as poor
soil hb I had. and the result was an
fine a crop of potatoes as I ever saw
on any kind of land. ltottod ashoa
ib gouu ior couon also, ana Almost
any kind of vegotation. I am convinced
there is not a bottor fertiliror
mado on any plantation than rotted
aabes. So orery one will find it groaU
ly to his intorost to take spooial caro
ot it."
Tiiu Tiiadk in Duikd Blaoku???
ribs.?In tho Piedmont rogioj) of
North narnlin? f.hin !? ? hnonmn in
enormous businoss. At tho towns ot
Uoidsvillo, Winston nnd lliokory,
thoro is markotod annually about
2,000,000 pounds. The gathoring of
thcHO borrios affords employment to fv
groat many poor pooplo, and is no
small matter in thoir slondor incomo.
Tho demand for them is so constant
In tho Northwost that agonts are sont
out from thcro in advance to mako
contracts for supplies. This industry
might booomo as gonoral among tho
poor pooplo in tho corresponding rc?
rogion in this Stato nod wo trust thoy
will bo oncouragod in prosecuting it.
Wo know how from nothing u great
business has grown up among us in
Sumac. Sicily onoo lmd tho mono
poly of it; but tho tr.ldo has learned to
valuo ours; indeed with moro caro
obsorved in gathering it tho standard
oi ours will quito reach thai ol Sicily.
These aro rninor matters in our ^onoral
oconomy; but thoy bring comfort
to many need}' poople, and in tho aggregate
of our work, provo to bo no
insignificant factor.
Tho Richmond IDquiror, discussing
tho rights of ox-Confcdoratos, says:
"Our pcoplo did not want to rosumo
their citir.onship, but woro forced into
it, and now that thoy havo oomo buck
under compulsion they aro ontitlod to
*! <<! full uli'irn 111' lint linnnrii nu waM
as Llio burdonp."
? If
you wish for monoy, sond ft posts
al card to Llio man wlio owes you, and
llio tiling in dun.
A young miss would rallicr havo her
corscsts tight than licr "feller."

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