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VOL. III.] WINNSBORO, S. C., T USDAY, SEiTEMBER 6, 1866. 94
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THE FAIRFIELD HERALD,
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INGI AT $3.00 PER ANNUM.
Three Jolly flusbands.
Three jolly husbands out in the
country, by the names of Tim Watson,
Joe Brown, and Bizl Walker, sat late
one evening drinking at the villago
tavern, until, being pretty well corned,
they agreed that each one, on return
ing home, should do . the first thing
that his wife told hiu, in default of
i hich he should the next morning pay
the bill. They separated for the night,
engagig to Ineet again the next
morning, and give an honest account
4their proceedings at home, so far as
they related to the bill.
The next morning Walker and
Brown were early at their posts, but
it was some time before Watson made
his appearance. Walker began first.
"You see, when I entered my house
the candle was out, and the fire gave
but t glimmer of light, I came near
walking into a pot of batter that the
pan-eakes were to be made of in the
morning: My. wife, who was dread
fully out of humor, said to me, sar
"Bill, dq put your foot in the bat
"Just as .you say, Maggy," said.I,
"and without the least hesitation I
put my foot in the batter, and then
went to bed."
Next, Joe Brown told his story:
"My wife had already retired in
our usual sleeping room, whieh adjoins
the kitchen, and the door of which
was ajar: not being able to navigate
perfectly.you know, I made a dread
el clattering among the house furni
ture, and my wife in no very pleasant
tone, bawled out:
" break the orridge pot 1"
"i sooner sai that done. I seiz
ed hold of the bala of the o, and
Satrkin i agabWthe , 16M &y3
broke fi into a hundred pieces. After
this 9 ?Ioit I rptired to rest, and get
a eu leture all night for my
It was now Tim. Watsn's, turn 'to
give an account of himself, which he
did with a very long face,as follows :
"My wife gawe me the most unlucky
command in the world; for I was blun
deing up stairs in the dark, who nahe
'"Do break your neck--d Tim I"
"I'll be cursed if I do,, Kate," said
I, as I gathered myself up, I'llsooner
pay the ill."
"And so, lAndlord here's the cash
for you,'and this is the la4t time I'll
ever risk Ove dollars on the com
mand of my wi(e."
How -Te BI UNHAPPY.-In the first
place, if you want to be miserable, be
. selfish. Think all the time of yourself
and et your own things. Do not care
about anybody 'else. Hare no feeling
for any one. buit yourself. Never think
of enjoying the satisfaction of seeing
others happy: but raither, if you see a
smiling face, - be jealous, jest another
should enjoy what ydu have net. Envy
every one who is better of,~ in any re
spect, than yourself; think unkindly
towarda themu and speak ill of them. Be
'constantly afraid leat somie one shouild
encroach upore your rights ; be watchful
against; it, and if any one cornea near
your things, unap at him like a mad
dog. Contend earnestly for everything
that se your own, though ittay1not be
wortik a dime ; for yew' "rights" are just
as much concerned as if it were a pound
o('gold. Never yield a point. Be very
sensiive, and take everything that is
psaid to you in playfuln~ess, in the wos
-serious manner. Be jealous of your
friends, lest t'hey should notthink enough
of you. And if at any time they should
seemn to neglect you, put the worst con
straction upon their conduct 'you can.
Oambo, km you posted in the natue
ral sciences V' Sarti y-ob~ coursie
I Is.'' -Den you ca:n tel me the baruse
*of de great rot in potatoes for de las'
-sany ears gone by ' 'Oh, dat's ea
'nAig for de merpst chile in soeie
larnin? 'D)e great rot in potatoes hn
all owin' to de rot tater-y motion. ob
o gan derisnum. 0fof ls
GICNERAhr Le, GENERAL GRANT
AND THE COMING SOLDIERS' CONVEN
TIoN.-A correspondent of the New
York Herald, writing from Richmond
It has been remarked here that the.
pressnce of Generals Grant and Lee- it.
the. convention of the soldiers, North
and South, would tend more to engender
an abiding spirit of union and fraternity.
amongst all classes of people throughout
the country than any event that could
occur. The enthusiasm whiph anima
ted the Philadelphia Convention upon
the entrance, arm, in arm. of.the- Massa.
chusotts and South Carolina delegations,
would be but a meagre display, compar.
ed to that which would hail the entrance
of these chieftains into the Soldiers'
Convention. The event would send a
thrill of joy through the heart of the
nation, and present to the world a spec.
tacle more sublime and impressive than
ever marked the advent of peace or
illustrated that grand moral pre-eminance
and abiding conservatism which consti
tute such strong guarantees of peitna
nent unity and fraternity. It is impos
sible to conceive what influence such an
exhibition would exercise upon the
country. It would effectually diepel
any. lingering resentment- that might
exist, and stamp upon the Union the
impress of indissolubility. The two
Generars, in their sublime relation,
would be esteemed living types of na
tional unity, and happy emblems of
abiding peace and fraternity. A eol.
diers' convention, hallowed by the
presence of such men, in relations of
cordial fraternity, would squelch wbat.
ever of radicalism may have survived
A WOMAN BRAND.D-Europe has
mend this true tale of Parisian life.
In the blography of Victor Hugo we
find the followng: -
At Paris, in 1818, on a summer's
day, towards twelve o'clock at noon I
was passing. by the square of the - Pa
laisse de Justice. A crowd was assem
bled there around & post. I drew
near. To the post was tied a young
female, wito a collar iound her neck,
and a writing over her head. A cha
fing dish of burning coals, was on the
grotind, before her; an iron instru,
ment,with a wooden handle, was pla.
ced in the live embers, and was being
heated there. The crowd looked per
fectly satisfied. The woman' was guil
ty of what the law called domestio
theft. A..the clock struck noon be
hind that woman, and without 'eing
seen by her, a man stepped up to the
post.' I had noticed that the jacket
worn by ths woman had an opening
behind, kept together by strings; the
man quietly untied these, drew aside
the jacket exposed the woman's back
as far as the I waist, seized' the iron
which was in the chafing dish, and' ap
plbd it, leaning heavily on the bare
shoulder.' Both the iron and the wrist
of the executioner disappeared. 'his
is now. more than forty years ago, but
there still rings in my ears the hor
riblo shriek df this wretched ceature.
To me, she had been a thief, but was
now a martyr, I was. then sixteei
years of age, and Ileft the place de
termined to combat to the led days of
my life these cruel deso the law.
GEN. Buz.-The .a rorw.
Desoerat throws the following Urgo..
sized brick at the hero qf Jpig Bethel:
. Ben. Butlet the National Spoon
Stealer and silver Ware Thief, wiltbe
int Milwalikee this week, on a togqnof
ispetion connected with the Soldied
National Asylunisi- Ben. will dolabt
less bin g along his Italio eyes and put.
liing 4isposition, fest which reason
ebildren of tender yeats shobid be kept
Within doors- apd valuble portable pyi
Iett locked ups
Several bodles- of Con d.to, -q
diers, ktilled in the Vail, e lq
t ilfo; S mtn last. we tras
tOP s o.notioe that *e07iQ)It
a*? aofiwers -en i%tb., bb
FaNw Darswriiiois.- Under the title
of "The Cond1tonkdf Duable Peae,"
the OpWOn NW""O. I'Arls, of August 7,
',The belligereli6 bive signed the
eliminaries of J a few weeks,
bably, ,eace it ed. Man
itd and those Idte* wil rejilco; on
this poiAt al.1 the.world P."
- Yet .here are those _ e do not believe
that this peace will i#dore, and here are
Austria is.very suoh hamniliated, and will
take her revenge.
. Italy has not satided-her milItary honor,
will seek an occaslo 8-ig6aly to assert it.
Prussia has bees verY successful, and
will desire to, abiorb the 't of Germany.
France is dististed. -treaties of
1815 are destroyed, but 1y her and not
to her benefit; she ree 6voab compeusation
for the aggrandisemn ig Prussia. The
map of Europe is ohanging, but there is no
change for her.
There.ls truth In l'these codsiderations,
and It is apparent f h&A the belligerent
powers anl the mls4g power -"uuld
make their work d they must toa
oetaiu extent take the ,mopunt. *
* * France must sq4. That is
the surest arantee a peace.
*r*Rexthe R Jourpols and you
will find that the qu of Poland Is not
dead. Russia,' ha read absorbed
Lithuania and ths RiaM of Poad,.now
demands, through -r.e 04 ao1redited
publicist, Posen from ' and GtAlletia
from Auitria This 61b ve question that
arise*l between the 1eI4V oup and the
Germans. . Prussia do the riht of the
Germans to hold Solav i ory.
BoLD Roim,u.-T store of'Mesers.
Jerome P. Chase k. was entered on
Monday night aboiat o'clock, by a
freedman named WillWs formesly be.
longing to Gen. No.u, Theam. liem
of the store were shes a short time,
and the negro, Ieig 1 its dimly
burning, rei1eved I . k enter
ed, took the 0on carried it
off and robbed it Amongst
pieces thati costa 6s- ' do
scription of each of thee was furished
nearly every merchant.in town. Scarce
ly, had thisiLrap teen set before the thiif
was into it. Of course he hit like buy
ing,. and early in the day,os. Tueqday,
4endered Messs. Allen D Douglass one
of the pieces most easily deteoted., This
led to his immediate appiehension: the
most gratifying feature in which was,
that he was arrested by Major .mith, a
Northern gentleman, plantig,i4 the vi
ci0ity, and-take in custody ly., a. num
of respectable freedim, who seemed in
dignant: that the burgar should have
brought -suspicion upon their clasw
Most of the money.was recovered.. The
offender was punished 'y or4er of a ju
ry of brother freedmen, who administer
ed twenty-five lashes and banished him
froni the town.-Florms Gade*..s
Cim, WAk BROUN IN 11DIAr A.-A
special to the New York Beia, from
Indianapolis, on Wednes&y, tays:
A stato. of affairs bdtderiqg on civil
war exist n the neighboring Oqpnty
of endrck's. At- Danv&last Satur
day, the radicals 'attempted Ao bteak up
S Democratio meting, and a riot oceur.
nvd, in which stonee, clubs, aoli, guns
and knives were need. , veral -men
were woinded, some of whom are said
to ha,ve died.
Rumors are in circulation that a force
was organising in other potioni' of Han
dricks.and row the Eastern part.of this
Count to rsarob on&Danville- ana put
are said to'be picketed and citizenq arn
fng for defence.
. On Sanday night, in the littl, town of
A.mos, - Henadricks County, a too
abonut 100 radicals, headed by .an old
mani. named !alwards, aurtdunded~ the
hotine of Victot Prons11, the ' oly
Demoetet in j)a place. The only oE1.
j.ed6ti o hi? is that abe* suppr
Presidevit Johnsios, and is. the n,n
tional man in the place, an4it is ~.e
-S he redicale that he will be apppint
$ Arna MANuRE J15i~ PAL.L. --
(r.ygqia Alcol%. of Steubes,'Oonn.
bjr,.LT,, and old end 4 p~rianopd far
mei' #frtes fiwG4tesee Vrer t zt he
nbwre load .1 nanawe, hauled ?n
ad sprad a til hbtwasb(96
There are now published in Great
Britian 1257 newspapes, distributed as
follows: England-1Lendon, 226; pro.
viucial, 707; total, 993; Wales, 43;
Sotland, 130; Ireland, 128; British
Isles, 14. Of these there are 62 daily
papers published in England, 1 in
Wales., 13 in Scotland, 12 in Ireland,.
and 1- in the British Isles. In 1856
there were published in the United
Kingdom 734 journals; of . these 85
papers were issued dail, viz a 15 in Lon.
don, 1 in Birmingham, 3 in Liverpool,
3 in Manchester, 3 in Edinburgh, 4 in
Glasgow,'and 6 in Ireland; but in 1886
there are now established and circulated
1257 pipers, of which no less than ..
are issued daily, showing that the press
of the country has very greatly extend.
ed during the last ten years, and more
espqcially so. in daily papers-the daily
issues standing 78 against 35 in 1856.
The magazines now an course of publi.
cation, includiqg the quarterly reviews,
number 587, of which 196 are of a de
cidedly religioas character, representing
the Chureh of England, Weeleypne,
Methodiste, Baptists, Independents, and
other Christtan gommunities.
FEAtrut. ALTERNATIvE.-The male
and female laborers in the Rope Walks
of New York, were lately on.a strike for
shorter work without diminution of
wages. After holding out about a fort.
night they became discouraged and
"caved in. The Herald says, the ma
jority 'of them asked. their former bosses
for work on . the old system-namely,
from daylight till dark-w4nd they were
easrT all taken back a in. Some of.
the girls, however, ref to engage;
thoiiselves to work over ten hours a day,
saying, tratNr than de o0 Vhey tould
prefAr to get married."
6MIem i. th. e
one of thent having deserted the cause,
amd went over to the Yankees, and -it
seqis, pilotted the enemy through this
section, got into a muss in this place,
yesterday afternoon, and both were pret.
ty badly whipped for preumitg. to
thrust their vwboos into a respe3table
crowa. *Their sins do follow them"
such a man as a deserter is universally
despsed even by our late enemies, as
sa honest Yankee, remaried in our
hearing a day or two agof "d-n a man
who whuld desert his cause, never mind
how bad thatcause."-Goldsboro' News.
ENGL,SH AGAINST AmniiAN CLAUCr.
-A Washington correspondent of the
New Yark Apress, says that Mr. Sew.
ar4 is preparing to make another formal
demand upon the British Government
for restitfition for the damage in9icted
upon the property ofths-American citi
sens by the onederate privateerm.
England has of late been putting in
such enorrqous claims against the Uni
ted States for looses ot ,"ish subjects
in the.South by Federal seizurbes of
property during the war, that the ac.
counts to be rendered by. either Govern.
ment irill very nearly offet the other's
iudebtednes. Sharp Yankee trick.
CABRAiG WoiX6.-John Farrar,
one of the Vaost practical farmers in the
Stato,.says these destructive inseets oay
be destroyedA in the following easy. an4
simple way: Break ofa large leaf f-om
the bottem of-the cabbiqg, and place it
on the top upperside down.. Do this in
the afterpooq and in the morning you
will And nr or quIe .11 the worms on
eaclirca1 ' have takea ,up their quar
ters;ob tl lef. Take off the leaf and'
kill thein; or feed there so- the chickens,
and plies the leaf back ii their are an.y
NEw Coax HAuvesea--1'. Batter.
worth of Illinois says na emohangi, ha.
inveuted ascorn harvester that ente tW<
uows each thwongh. dropping the stalks
in bundles of' say desired! size. It ii
diawn by onieihorse, and wequires only
* driVet', It being self op.Mting In al
it!rie er.y simples if.ootistruction
qu ostwelu.*4 6Aosree p.
An dob* is i l a1 de hWLouivi
Aus wmine .m f.hm s*
Ordhany adrerthasesi ooopying not
maoreta te es (desess.) Wl be
Iderled In 11RD ;;W8, at V.00 for the
rst isertOn ad 76 eets fot Veek sub
Larger advertUeaents, 'Whe no rontra0
to Made, will be charge& in exact. pro
Fee se eet g eadid4ts to any 0
of prefit, heneir er tr"ut, $10.00,
Mar,age, Obituary Noticee, &o., *111 be
charged the MNe as advertiuedments, when
ovel te lines, and must be paid ftr *heA
handed In, or they will-not appear.
CoMUNDnOs.-When may a loaf of bread
be said to bi Inhabited? Whe it his a lit&
te Indian ia It -
Why W Bucklugham Palace the ahbapest
ever ereoted Beoause It was built for one
severeign and finished for tdother.
What In the difference between a summer
dress in winter and au extracted tooth?
One is too thin and the other Is tqpth out.
What is the difference between a tunnel
and aspeaking trumpbt? Ote is hollowed
out and the other is hollowed in.
Why Is furling a ship's canvass like a
meck uotion 2 Because it's a tacking In
Why are the arrows of Cupid like a na
in an ague fit? Because they are all in a
What kind of leather would o! taked
Moor remind you of? Undresed Moroccos
What thibg is that which the mot We
out the longer it b,ecomes ? A ditch.
What are the features of a cannon? Can
non mouth, cannon-ise and cannon edrb.
What is the only pain that we make liti
of? A window-pane.
Why are ballons in the air like vagrantir'
Because they have no visible means of' sup
Why are base ball players the greathet
cowards ? BLoauso they strike and ruh. fot
Why are base ball clubs a benefit to the'
community In 'hot weather? Because th'ey
ha*6 By catchs(r)s.-PtUice.
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A MARRYING MAN.--ReV. Jesser
Lamberth, the popular Ordinary of this
County,- has probably married mor
conples than any man of his agr in th'y
United States. It is now thirty-flv6
years since he commenced performing
he ceremony as a justice of the peace,
an since then has joined in the holy
bon of wedlock 1,626 couples! He
h s erformed the ceremony as justice
0 . o as u of -the -inferiof',
the parents and their children, 'na In
several cases he has married the same
iodividuals twice, their first consort hav
ing died;gnd has married over forty
couples in his office room at his dwel
!ing in thia city.-Rome (Ga) Cou
There is a bare footed Methodist
preacher in Titusville,rennsylvania, an
eccentric genius, who declares that he
ha4 fasted forty days and forty niglits
consecutively, and lesser periods at vati
ous times, but that being inspired by a
spirit from Heaven, he never felt any
ill effeets from this great abstinence. He
also says he has had marielous dreams.
He promises to prma:h regularly in Ti.
A white man arid a negro got into &
EIght recently in G)re.er.ville, Slouth Caro- -
line. Thce negro srruck the white man
with a stick, and trio white man stabbed
him. 'Thereupon- the negroes mastered
in large numbers an i threatened to burn
the town, and did succeed in' burning
savral stables and barns in. the vicinit,y.
Accunts from the coun<ies of Lown
des, Dallas Greene, Marenga; Wilcox
and Perry, in -Alabama, represent that
the cottoecrop is -avaged by caterpillari'.
The factors' ot Mobile have received
orders froma panters-te withdraw their
cotton fioss sale, is .onseqjience.
The celebrated cruiser, Sumter, which
was.so long the dread ef the American
navy, has arnved. at Hull. She is
about to. trade from Hull to the conti.
.nent, aNel undergoing jertain altera,
tions to- fit her for the conveyance of
d' olbsgyamaa was depicting ' bwfore a.
deepiineresting audienee the alarming ing
erese eritemperance, when he dstonish. .
ed. hii0 bearers by laimiag: "A yeng 4
worsan Is my nelghborheo died very sud
'day las6 Sabbat white Y was presshing
the gospel Is a sWtao beaStly nxipation.
A yenng man, advertjp4 fo1r. a..wife
I nd aeceived elgateen bundredl ,awyreer
(to,m husba*,ds si$ng he onlda have .
theirs. This shows the value of adver...
The adissin.f the sese Gs
da gnsonwa the first A*eri.
aan aama.o.Enone over, the eobba..
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