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n-i ? - -1 VOLUME 1. TI-IEiST OUK STA.T3S; FINALLT T e nation; these constitute oxjh country. SATURDAY MORipNG, MARCH 16, 1867. NUMBER 4 THE ORANGEBURG NEWS. P?BMSai?D AT OltANClJliUKG, s, c Every Saturday Morning. ?:o:? SAM CLL DlliBLGy Editor. CHARLES IL II ALL, Publisher. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One Copy for one year. $'2.00 ? " ?? Six Months. 1.00 ?? *? ?? Three ?? .50 Any onctiUiuking up a CLUE of FIVE ANNUAL SUBSCRIBERS will receive an extra copy FREE OF CHARGE. ' ?:0:? RATES OF ADVERTISING. ; 1 Square 1st Insertion.-.$1.00 ?? 2d ". A Sonore consists of 10 lines Brevier or one inch of Advertising spnec. Contract Advertisements inserted upon the mosi liberal terms, MARRIAOE and FUNERAL NOTICES, not ex ceeding one Square, inserted without charge. ?:o:? AST Terms Cash in Advance, "'?a For further particulars, apply to Mr. CllAnt.es II. 11 ail, or address * SAMUEL DIE OLE, Editor Oraxosburo News. Orangeburg, S. O. feb2i) 0 . ly CARDS. BULL ?& SCO VILL, AGENTS FOR THE Editable Life Insurance Company OF NEW YORK, POLICIES NON-FORFEIT ABLE, Dividend Declared Anuu;illy>t6 Policy Didders, feb 2:j ' id J . I t , D U K PH ! LICENSED AUCTIONEER, Offers l?is Services FOR ALE SALES IN THIS DISTRICT, At Reasonable Rates. feli 2? * 8m IZLAR & DIDDLE, Attorneys and Solicitors. RU3SEL-STE EET, JAMES F. IZLAR. SAMUEL DIBBLE, fob 2? * ly E. C. DENAUX, W A T C II M -A.K!K R AND J E W E L L B R, Work Neatly Repaired- ami Warranted, RUSSELL-STREET, (.Opposite Cornelson, Kramer tz Co.,) feb 23 c 6m TAILORING. Daniel W. Robinson, Market-street, next to Miss HYsc's old stand. ORANGEBURG, S. C. Respectfully informs the citizens of this District that be is now prepared to do all work in his line of business, with neatness and despatch. feb 23 c lm. SPUING TRADE 1 8 6 7, EZEKIEL & KOIrllST, 1) E A L ERS I N STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, CLOTHING. BOOTS AND SHOES, GROCERIES, ?CROCKERY, ETC.. ETC., Corner Russell and Market-Streets. INVITE THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC TO their Stock, which is entirely New, well Select oil and will be sold at a SMALL* ADVANCE oil the Original Cost. EMANUEL EZEKIEI.THEODORE KOIIN. feb 23 y 1c WILLIAM WDLLCOCK *OULD RESPECTFULLY ANNOUNCE TO all his friends am! customers that lie has on band a large and well selected stock of TI N WARE, Manufactured by himself, which he will sell at very low RATES. a 1.80 AN ASSORTMENT OF 4 STOVES AND HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, WHICH ARE SOLI) AT 0 II A R L E S T 0 N P R I 0 E S. REPAIRING and other Work done to order nt the Shortest Notice. Call add sir far Ybursclce*, At WILLCOCKS. fob 2=5 * 3iu POETRY. [rou Tim uiiAMisuvuu xkws.] A Mcsssigo from the Sea. 11 v P. J. M. Some years ogo when I was n small boy, an obi traveller on the Sea Coast, told mo the story of his early life. Wo were then near the scenes of his boyhood's days, and even the slight unchanged fea tures of the country wore vividly recalled as the tears coursed down his furrowed cheeks, and he narrated the story which follows. I have endeav ored to render it in verse, and hope it will be inter esting to your renders : I. There's a little deserted port below, Where the tides run high from the farthest soa, Where the gentlest of summerbrcer.es blow, And the waves leap up in the shell-strewn lea; And this port was my home wheu wo boih were I young, Though now Vith age I'm toiling along; Ami nothing it hath, whioh it hud before, Save the beautiful rhythm of the ocean's roar! V Ah! well, there's a music in my heart too, Wltich the haud of ugc, nor of time can blight; And when, by the Valley, I'm gusring through The star-like vistas of the couiiug night, My dim eyes arc swollen with unwished tears For I am a clod 'ncath the feet of the years; And the traveler will leave me soon, I know, For he waits not now, and my steps arc slow. , lit. My steps arc slow, but my heart is light; These old scenes wake its slumbering tire; I have not youth, but the skies tire bright, And I have, thank God! my youthful lyre ; Ami I know the place where the village stood. By the further skirt of the little wood, And llto Alcove,?strnnger, excuse the tear,? But I'll tell the story,?sit down and hear : IV. It was three-score years less than ten ago, I stood on this spot with Goticvicvo; A bunpic had dropt her anchor below, Where the waters are dark, prepared to IcrtTc, And the blithesotuo girl wtis going away Beyond the wide occun a year to stray ; I could riot speak, but the sUonl_Wnirs._ ^_-r Uarc venMo my 1iea"rtvs uiiuffcred'fclirs.*1 V. Together we've strayed through childhoods hour. Where the small crystalline rivulet ran. As, far through the beautiful forest bower, With bird and blossom, the spring began: Ah! strnnger. these thoughts bring youth again. The quiet villa, the heaving main, The noble girl by the trysting tree, In all her beauty betrothed to me. Vf. The old year Wellt, and the J'oung year came ; How often our lives were typed in these! Ami the circling sun whose orient flame, Shot shaft-like up from myriad seas; And autumn's death, and winter's gloom, Anil spring's return with bird and bloom, As a shadow, that young light drink; away, Were our hopes that sadly remembered day. Vit. The barque set sail from the shell strewn coast, I saw in the distance the sail's last 'lip, As peerless a form as the world could boast, IIml passed o'er the deck for a halcyon trip :? A halcyon trip! yes, yes, but day, And year, nnd month, passed slowly away, 'Till a cask in the harbor was found afloat ; Twas opened; it gave nur the laic I givej "A farewell to Willie from Gencvicve." VIII. I've traveled far, but my. heart is light ; These old scenes wake its slumbering tire; I have not youth ; but the skies are bright, And 1 have?thank God !?my youthful lyre, While I haste to u bright eternal tryst, O'er the mount of gloom, through the vale of mist, To the Heaven of hope?I must believe? When 1 think of the angel Gencvicve. LITERARY. [From Frtiscr's Magazine.] Till-: TEST OF T11H ?ITTER WATERS. A IIKMIKW TALK, Tit A NSl.ATKI? FltO.M TI1K MO! I KUX SAN SClt IT. CHAP. I?Til K TEMPLE. It was the vigil of the Sabbath day. ami the evening shone brightly on the Temple of Solo mon, whose hundred portal? were now sending forth (the sacred service being over) multitudes of Kiou'a children. Slowly they vanished away, like clouds over the valley of the Jor dan ; ami the holy temple now appeared tcn autlcss, with the exception of one votary, who. in a pensive and gloomy mood, remained lean ing against a column, of which by his death like stillness, be seemed to ho a part. From the gold-embroidered silks of India, which con stitutcd his dress, his flowing beard partially silvered with age, bis stately stature and uobh countenance, it - was easy to conclude that tin. man was one of the loftiest of bis trihe. 11 seemed yet buried in thought, when the chic priest Assir, who bad just taken oft" hisoOieiat ing robes, passed him by, remarking with \ smile of masked malignity, "Has Ilopltt, Happy. Ilophiu, forgotten that his young and lovely wile is anxiously awaiting his return." "Ha, Assir!" replied'Hophin, started from his reverie: then adding in a touc of assumed ?. . . . -* tranquihty, "my wife, good Aasir, is pnBsiug the evening by the bedside of my ulece, liefet el, who is dangerously ill." '? '? ,V "And. doubtless., you arc now going to cou duct to her home your fair spouse 'i At least I you will not depute that pleasing duty to the orphan whom you adopted live years ago at the FEAST of the HUTS ? ' "An act of humanity,'' replied Ilophiu, evasively. "Backed by the moving entreaties of your young wife," furtively aliened the high priest. "How could I do otherwise?" continued D'.phin, with gathering gloom. "Tho 'Feast I ?f ihe Huts,' as you well know, is celebrated to bless tbe produce of the earth and to return thanksgiving to the DIVINE DUNOlt. Huts funned of branches are raised before our doors. In these we eat in common during the festival. It waB at this feast that Ammicl came to our hut. How Could I refuse hospitality to a fum isbed child"' for Animiel was then but a child." "But is so no longer," observed Assir, with studied indifference. "It is exactly five years from this day," wen' on Hophin; "I was. coining from the bath, when Kzela met me with her eyes glistening with tears; 'Ohl my lord,' she exclaimed, 'a child?a poor orphan is at your gate. No home, no friend, no refuge! Bless the first year of our union with a good work, and let the feast we are now celebrating be to your wife a memorial of her husband's generous bounty.' Kzela was so beautiful at this mo ment, that I promised to adopt the buy. I took him by the hand, seated him at my table, and called him 'son.' I hope I never had reason to repent my conduct." "I hupe so, too," replied Assir. mysteriously. '?What mean you ? Your voice sounds I ominously ?" said Ilophiu. whose usually pale' check reddened up with a burning flush. "Nay, I speak in my wonted lone," replied .the priest. ^ - ._?? "L know thee for uiy enemy/' sharply re joined Ilophiu. ??Your rival once, but your enemy never! j The Lily of Hebron inflamed me with a pas i sion such as lew can feel. You \v re preferred to nie; and. in the tirst moments of my des I pair, I owed you. perhaps, no very great good will; but now?poll! no more of this. K/.ela ! is about twenty. 1 believe, and you are lifty. Ilophiu'/" ??That is my age (Iiis very day." replied the husband of Kzela. "Kzela is beautiful, mild, affectionate, but young and thoughtless." ! Assir!" ??1 have a nephew at home, a fine stripling like your adopted son Ammicl. Now had I a I wife so young, so beautiful as Kzela, why?wo men will make comparisons, and they seldom decide in favor of gray hairs." I The priest's words were arrows. His looks poisoned the barbs. ; "Wretch, be silent !" at length hurst forth Ilophiu. "Kzela is a* pure as the snows of Hcrnioii!" "And who has said to the contrary, my good Hnphin. As lor me, I have not the slightest doubt of it; hut other people Hay they have seen ami heard-" ??What'/" roared Hophin, trembling in every nerve, and perspiring at every pore?"what have they heard '/?what have they scon ?" "Only the gentle conversation and private meetings of Ammicl and Kzela upon the ter race." "Serpent or demon !" replied Hnphin, hiss ing with the suppressed fury of both, "if this be false, your life would be but as a drop in the cup of my revenge; but if true?trite!?Uod of Israel, where am 1 ? My reason wanders ! Assir! Ihr mercy's sake retract your words. Pluck from my miiubthcsc dreadful suspicions! say that K/.ela is true. or. by my father's grave-" Ezcla's truth and love, can be easily and sure ly proved," calmly interrupted Assir. "How'/" gasped ilophiu. ' "By one of our pious ceremonies now obso lete; but which on this occasion. I would wish to revive." "What ceremony." "1 will explain it to you as wc go along. Come," said Assir. familiarly passing Iiis arm under Ilophin's. "The night advances, and Kzela is not yet at homo." CHAP. 11?THE TERRACE. It was latent night when Hophin, striding rapidly through the principal streets of .Jeru salem, arrived at his door, which was imme diately opened by an old female slave. "Where is Ezela?" hoarsely repeated Ilophiu. "My lord, upon the terrace;" and the slave bowed to the dust. "Alone'/" muttered Ilophiu. as if dreading the reply. ? No. my lord!; the young Ammicl is with 'her." ! m In an instant Huphiu was on the terrace, ?no rapid glance drank in the whole scene. The night was oriental in its fairest attrib utes^ eleur, calm and beautiful. Myriads of tap} sparkled in the deep bluo heavens, form jv^tho retinuo of tbo crescent moon slowly pg from the waves of "the Great Sea." At extremity of the terrace female slaves were ;ed on straw mats, and spoke in low umr ?hre j at tbo other end, Ezela, unveiled and r?f ining on cushions, sang, in a low,soft voice, on of David's canticles. Ainiuie,', was seated at her feet, and their bttij&fag changed not at tW presence of Iiopuin! Ezela sang. Am luijl gazed on her, and listened ; but llophin, ?Vitt a voice, as from the tomb, slowly articu Uitfd, "Why have you left the house of Raeh ell jfore I came to come conduct you hither V ?My lord," replied Ezela. the tears,.clinging toiler s?ken cyc-lids, ''Rachel is much better. Tjfp night was growing late, and Amtniel ac companied mo home." r'Ammiol, Ammielrepeated Hophiu,using thej word as a stimulant to his rage, ''ami what brought Aimniel thither?" Uralofhnd trenibliug, Ezela answered not; but Aiimicl, starting to his feet, replied, '"My fatjlrer? ? I wout to meet you and Ezela ; but, non finding you at Rachel's house, we believed Nth:\t you had returned home in our advance, aiyl therefore we hastened home to rejoin you." r? is well," coldly observed llophin, seating hiniBclf on the cushions, and eoueealing under a tranquil air, the suspicious gnawing at his hoslrfc. Drawing Ezela to his side, and passing hi.-/ arm around her waist, till his fingers pressed insiduously upon the life-pulse of her spotless broast, he continued?"Amtuiel, my son. thou art now eighteen years of age !" ?'Since the last moon," replied Auunicl, in perplexity. "Aiumiel, thou art now a man. It were foul shaino to pass tit}- days in the apartments of women." ""What would my father say ? I am an or phan."; On earth, [ have no other friend than yot. and Ezela," added be. sadly looking at the yoaftvg" woman, who smiled as sadly in return. rW*. i ? F^akttail in. tightly tha arm of. Ezela?. that she tittered a cry of pain. Regardless of this, her husband sternly continued: '?The king of Isreal now lives in peace, but peace has need of soldiers even as war." '?Now I understand my father," proudly re plied Auunicl. "Let it he to-morrow?let it he this hour, I am ready to depart." "No, no, Auunicl !" suddenly exclaimed rOzela, "leave not this roof. Choose some other profession than the cruel one of war." ??Woman!" thundered llophin, "give your advice when asked." The silence which succeeded the loud and furious words, weighed heavily even on the slaves, crouching in whispering groups at the other extremity of the terrace. ?K/.ckiel. tin- Captain cd'the king's guard, is my friend and kinsman. He will receive you to-morrow in his corps. Auiuiicl, you depart to-morrow. "To-morrow?" involuntarily sighed Ezela. ? Well! what next'/ J'ray continue. This may he the hint opportunity," and llophin smiled maliciously. "Von hurt me. my lord." said Ezela, in a 1m\v voice, (his poniard-hilt pressed rudely against her side).? -you hurt me." and she endeavored to disengage her person from his coil. Stay!" shouted llophin. and the adjoining terraces reverberated successively the sound. Iv/.cla seemed petrified to a beautiful statue. A Hash of indignation gleamed from the large blue eyes of the orphan, hut suppressing his emotion, he demanded at what hour he should receive Iiis instructions. "At two lemrs alter sunrise." coldly replied llophin. Without another word, llophin. Ezelii and the orphan AllUliicI, separated for the night ; the trembling slaves slowly follow ing. No sound was heard save the stop and voice of the warder on the walls, or the distant gurgling (if the Kcdron. The cloudless stars shone down upon the deserted terrace; gradu ally they waned away toward the palm-clad shores id' Phoenicia, and soon the mountains of Moriah hailed the cheerful (lay-dawn?cheer ful to all hut the wretched, whose sleepless eves turn away from the blessed beams as from a ghast ly mockeryi [ To he (\mtinued'] The Richmond Times,' adverting to the Governorship of Virginia, thus speaks of the heroic (leneral I<ee : ? There was a time when his splendid genius had hurled army after army of Federal invaders, broken, defeated and demoralized, from the soil of Iiis mother State, and when our success seemed eisurcd, rumor attributed to this great man the modest admission that he craved no higher honor than to be the Governor of Vir ginia. Until he speaks, we trust that no infe rior man will dare to outrage public opinion in Virginia by venturing lojsolicjt an office which f.r.t; may not feel authorized to decline AGRICULTURAL, &C. Ploughing by Steam. Wo publish the annexed account of the trial of u steam-plow, which took placo atthegrounds of the Mechanics' and Agricultural Association, of New Orleans. Mr. Max Eyth, lute engin eer in chief to the Pacha of Egypt, exhibited the machine, manoeuvring it after the manner of the Egyptians, and clearly proved the utter inability of a frcedmau to turn up mud at all, in comparison with this wonderful invention. The planters present at the trial arc said to be "enraptured" with the steam-plow: so that 'we may expect to hear of a speedy decline in the price of mules and wages of frecdmcn, in that section. Says the Crescent: "The plow moves between two engines with such ease and celerity, guided by ono man, that the work of forty ordinary plows, with all the necessary hands and accompaniments, can bo performed in twenty-four hours, and every moment of favorable weather may be improved with such promptitude and certainty that no timp is lost in preparing the soil for whatever crop may be designed. The advantages of this wonderful improvement need only to be seen, to satisfy all who arc interested in agriculture, of its adaptability to our soil, and the economy and practicability of its working on a large or small scale. It is such an enterprise as should interest every planter and merchant in the State, and promises yet to revolutionize the system of Southern agriculture We can ill afford to let planters of Egypt, who have tested thin machine, surpass us in enterprise in the culture of our great staple, and with the advan tages of the Btcam-plow, we may vie with the world in wealth and productiveness. ?? The Baltimore Transcript, speaking of the great increase of the trade in wool in the Uni ted .States, says:?"The Southern States are better adapted to sheep husbandry than any portion of the world, und we would specially commend this brunch of enterprise to the atten tion of their peoplo. The idea entertained by some Southerners that-tho "South iiT~to? wann" for sheep to flourish, is entirely without? founda tion. Any part of Maryland or Virginia is admirably adapted for sheep raising. The whole South has a most decided advantage over other parts of the United States fur the produc tion of won), in soil, climate and abundance and variety of grasses. The winter feeding of most favored part of the North averages one hun dred and fifty days, and costs, under the most favorable circumstances, 27} cents per pound; while in the Southern States it is not necessary to toed in wilder, except under the most extra ordinary circumstances. The Southern States, including those those west of tho Mississippi river, embrace an area of four hundred and fifty thousands(|uaremiles, or two hundred and eighty-eight million square acres. The atten tion to sheep husbandry need nyt impair the cultivation of the great Southern Staples. New Use fok Calomel?Doctorixa Fuujt Tukes.?A gentleman of this city, who is both inquisitive and acquisitive, when he thinks that be can acquire knowledge that will benefit mankind, was lately in Saratoga County, and was there shown an apple tree in a fine healthy condition which had been ill, subjected to treatment with calomel and thoroughly cured. This tree was afflicted with insects, which were destroying it. and rendering it unproductive. A hole was bored in the body of the live near ly through the sap. and two grains of calomel inserted. As soon as this calomel was taken up by the sap, the vermin on the tree died and it began to bear fruit, and has done so for three years to the entire satisfaction of the owner. We are told that sulphur maybe mixed with the calomel and produce *u good effect. This a fact worth knowing, and the fruitgrowers of Western New York may profit by it. It may not be newtothem, but is to us. Honueopathists and Thomsonians may object to the calomel treatment, but if they do not like it they may find among the sugar pills, or lobelia and red pepper a substitute. Any way is good that will preserve the trees and secure good crops of fruit.?Rochester Union. - mmn If i Sk.N'SIHLe suooestion.?Wo find tho fid lowing sensible suggestion in a Florida paper, credited to a "Georgia exchange." ? Let the planter take the which he proposes to pay for an extra hand, and invest it in manures, judiciously, and he will increase tho amount of his crop more than the work of an extra hand. Besides, he makes clear above this, the board ami other extras necessary to the obtaining of hands the present day. Then, take the $200 that he would pay for the mule, and invest in the same way, to say- nothing of the harness and plough, and any one can read ily perceive the advantage a man would have over his neighbor who uses none of these ferti lizers. We are glad to see so many of our bet tor plnntors taking this thing into consideration, i and procure large .?-upplio? of gu.uv? and other manures. Although the number of luboreia has decreased by hundreds in the lower coun ties during the past year, yet. the next crop is anticipated to far surpass that of 1865. Wo trust that they will not bo disappointed." HUMOROUS. Itat-dcn-lindeii * '. . ? In prison, when the sun was up, Each ',llcb" licked clean his plate and cup, And not a scrap left for our pup? Little "Rob" *?the terrier. ' Rut Rat-den saw another sight When "Yanks" lit up each sentry light, Scattering far the shades of night, Within the Federal bastillery, r Then quick at certain signals made. Euch "Reb" intent upon a "raid," With stick, in lieu of buttle binde Fiercely assailed the rattcryl Then were their secret, dens upriven, ?Then scampered rats in terror driven: No quarters then by ??rebs" wore given?^ It was a bloody massacre 1 Fiercer anil louder grows the "row"? , Fiercer and keener Rebs "bow wow" 1 We've had enough of Yankee '?ccow" Unicss it could some fatter bei 'Tis taps flow; yet to-morrow's sun Will prove our work has been well done; A full day's rash of grub we've won? To us a bloodless victory ! "The coinbat deepens! On yc brave I" Resolved rat bacon now to save! Strike, rebels, strike with stoue and slave! ??Uo in" ye little terrier! i Few rats shall part where many meet! Lank "Reb" will free their bones of meat! 'Twcrc better far of rat to cat, Than die of hunger bodily I ._.* Johnson's Island, 1801. ? * - IL * : * A small terrier dog, h great favorite With tbo prisoners and famous as a rut catcher. A TclegTaplric Anecdote. Some years ago two operators worked in*an up-town office in Buffalo, and both of 'them chewed tobacco ; this latter statement is neces sary to the elucidation of the sequel. One of them who, for brevity's sake, we will call A, worked East, on what was then known asthoNew York, Albany and Buffalo lines/ the other, who wc will distinguish as IS, Worked West, as far as Cleveland,Ohio, on the Western Union Company's lines. These two, who were great chums, were in the habit of constantly using each others tobacco, so much fh'tif, ouo fumbling iu the other's pocket would facetious ly impure, "Where do you keep your tobacttty now?" while each considered his tobacco boxf as common property. The desks of these operators were removed from c ch other about thirty fect, standing at opposite corners of the room. Novr", Once upon a summer morning, [Memory keeps the record well.] Mr. A's box being empty, be was, as usual,, upon the point of going over to get a "cud" from B's supply, when, feeling languid and* lazy, it being outrageously hot, a happy though* struck him, and for thu sake of saving himself twenty steps, ho acted upon its suggestion <> Saying ??nothing to nobody,' he quietly sig nalled?or.'as tho^telegraph prase is "called up,"' Cleveland, Ohio, and scut tho following me*"" sage: Buffalo Office (western side). To 15?:?, Buffalo Office, (eastern side): Send nie over a chaw of tobacco, quick. [Signed] A. S Ph. Opr. ' ^ At the same telling the Cleveland operator the joke, and requesting him to "slutvc it through aud oblige." Now, by a continuous telegraph circuit, it im possible to reach tbo East by going West, ami this is the route the message took: Prom Buf falo to Cleveland, O. ; from Cleveland to Pitts burgh, Pa.; from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia from Philadelphia to New York city; aud from Xcw York back to Buffalo, where it was received by the identical 15, who worked: rhaf wire himself! And within a few minutes of' the time that A started' his messago .West, B came over to him from the other side of fhoi room with the messago in one baud and his tobacco box in the other, the dispatch having traveled considerably over eleven hundred miles, and having been also sent and rcc ivctt ten ditforcnt times. Each operator sending tbo message, explained the joke to the receiver, and thus "rushed it through" iu this marvel ously fast time.?Buffalo Advcrtmr. A good iustanco of absence of" mind was art editor quot ing from a rival paper one of his own articles, tind heading it "Wretched attempt at Wit." New Hampshire has $900,000 invested iu school-houses.