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Jmusing grating.
From the Spirit of the Age.
Delivered before the Ififi/utinian Society
on the 35th of SItirember.
Delectable and supereffeminate
IT e a rep. j :?''Lend nic your ear?," for the
short space of uotime at all most hardly, and
I'll expatiate, substantiate, equivocate, prevaricate
and expluvicatc my ides right down
on your caput* as 'thick as brickbats on a
meetin' house,' in prose and rymcs about
matters, things and curious times. I appear
before you the very quintessence of good humor
and happiness. I'm as mild as a domesticated
giraffe, aod 'harmless as a thunder-storm
before bray deak.' I'm the individual
that superobstructed the extremity of
the North Pole with my old hat, to prevent
the winds from escaping and congealing your
liberality. My great, great Grandmother!
a.. T?.? J v?!?or. I
Kljs mm i ilj ucgt'uuiaicu iirnxi \jika y u?vwtij |
who confabricates fire and loveandcr way
down in the lowest pits of Mount Ve- j
snvious, and blows it out to warm the folks j
of Constantinople, the capital of the Lillipu- j
tians. I've got my broughten up in various j
places, but the most painful place I ever j
was brought up to was the whippin' post. I
aint got over it yet. My edification and larnin,
like myself, has been most wofully neglected,?therefore
I didu't rise before this
eonflugious confiugration, to exploficuate in
the hyporastical lauguage of a Milton, or in
the soul-shivering, gizzard-tickling strains
of a Washington, but in the melliflous excoriations
of Demosthenes when exploding
simultaneously on the William Mot Proviso
I'de like very much to address your extemporaneously,
but as I'm just getting about
from a hard shake of the delirium tremendously,
I'll spoke rather outrageously.?
Excuse this little circunilocury phraseology
concerning myself, and I'll proceed to cuss
and discuss my subject somewhat philosofi
cally, categorically, graraattically, poetically,
logically, metaphysically, hypothetic-ally, hyperbollically,
hyperfilabustically, and to the
best of hypcrability. What I'm agoing to
speak about I'll allude to 'fore I get through.
0 ! that my pen were dipped in the dyes of
the rainbow?plucked from the wings of
some turkey-buzzard soariug aloft in some
atmospherical atmosphere, that I might explanify
all superflistic-uities, from Mathematics
and Geometricks up to these big polly
ticks; then down to the reason why a tad
pole's tail drops off when he turns to a hoppiu'
animal vulgarly called a b?cattle frog.
0, how my cogebontive cogebontation is
oogebontified when I think of Old Buck's
big kingdom. This is a monstrous country,
sartin; and we can lick the man that says it
ain't?kase nobody's gwine to say so. Haven't
we the largest mountains, the tallest
rivers, the fattest horses and the fastest women
of any people this side of sundown ??
We are the very bifuslicated old Harry to
fight, too. We whipped old England and
Great Brittaiu too, time of the Revaltionary
war;?then the skinflint Mexicans insulted
Uncle Sam's dignification?he became hluetonefied?sent
Old Kough and Heady on a
telegraphical telegraph 'lectrified with lectrifying
lectricity?he swam the Rio Grandaddy
and marched around the syllabubs of
Buenner Vister audlit over on the Mexicans
'like a thousand of bricks. What you reeken
he done when he got thar? Why he jist
simply, accidentally somehow or other on
purpose whacked off Sainty Anuy's leg, "and
as he plucked the cursed steel away" San
.Tehoakim ! how the Mexicans did run,?and
if General Scott hadn't been eating his soup
wouldn' have left a piece of 'era big as the
white of a nigger's eye. If Old Xebieanezzer
and Bigbelzebug was dead, we could
whin all creation afore breakfast and the
rest of mankind reuiediately afterwards. If
that ain't so, you can take tuy luoustaeho for
a chintz pasture.
You may ask why wo are such tarnation
fellers to fight. I answer in the language of
' Bekase we stick to each other through thick ami
Like a lean tick to a nigger's shin.*'
Wc have had some circumf'erostical times,
sartain. You all do recognaciate the hypocrastical
time wheu the wheelbarrow of this
magnetieal Kepublican got scared at ll'ncle
Tom's Cabin'?run oft'?broke the axle tree
against secession, and somethiu* were gwyne
to bust, if Dauiel Webster hadn't grabbed
the wheel, and cried out in coullugiastic
tones of thunder, Wo ! you tarnal long eared
critter you, Wo! Onions now, and forever,
one and insuflt-rable. Wasn't be a hyperdoudronical
Some folks say the Britishers can whip us
ou the waters. If I was a President, I'll
tell you what I would do?I'de stop up the
Muddissyppy ltiver, and cut a canal right
homologus through the Atlantic sea, and
drain it all into daddy's mill dam, and I'll
pond if we wouldn't have 'em then,?ther'd
bo no water for 'em to fought on?Law Massy
! Wouldn't we catch lots of fish ??
Then where the oceau use to was, I'de plant
in Irish tutors and punkins. That's what I
call 'Internal Imprudence.' I don't believe
in these Internal Imprudences and particu1?1-.
Afi.nl nnno cw.li ticcnhQ c\f tomn.
KUIJ menu uictiitti vuvo, c.vu v.
tation. They takes away a man's abilities?
they say we should not drink good liquor?
its our worst enemy. Thunder and concobs !
Why we is commanded to love our enemies,
and I go in for just pouring it down. There's
another tribe of imprudence I dou't like,
and that are these Infernal ones,?sich as
steam gines run by railroad gines?I rid on
one ouce, and the way it did blow ! I felt
as my curiosity would excite my animosity
?it got to turnin arid turned so fast till it
came to a turn in the road it almost made
me p go through a vigorous process of
upheavcl. Hut in spire of all these injuries
our country is just succeeding. Soon our
American Eagle that has so often "glanced
in the rising and setting suu" will unfold
his plumigorous pivnions aud evolvorate
through the trackless regions of etherialized
spacitude, and insert its extricating bill into
the extremity of the North Pole, and spread
his epidemic wings over all this sublunary
terrence, like an antiquated specimen of female
shanghighcty docs her infantile poultry
The next upon the programme is mattero-moncy.
Everybody is trying to get married
that can, and tlicm that can't is tryiog
too. My catalogue says that Mr. Adam was
the first man that was put in the garden of
Edom. Adam thought there was something
lacking?he perambulated its umbrageous
.walks 'from early moon till.dewy eve.'
"He shed whole piuts of bitter tears
And wiped 'em with his sleeve."
Miss Eve stepped in one evening, and then
| Adam was in Paradise. Adam asked her
j would she have him, and she didn't say like
j the women do now-a-days?"go ask pa;"?
, but she said, yessir'ee! Then Adam led her
j to the conjugal altar ofhymeniality and there
; tbey became one and the same animal, ex-,
' eept Eve, like most of women, got a little
! longer tongue than Adam, and as they very
| uphouiously express it "woman's privilege," ;
i and if you don't believe they take a 'privil-.
i ege' with it?just make one mad ifyou dare,
and she'll use you up a little of the quickest;
: but for all that women is one of the greatest (
! things that ever wore sh slippers. O !
! woman ! woman 1 ! woman !! ! how I do love ,
I you. 0 !?I?pshaw ! I can't expressify
I myself?I love you better than a dog does
his dinner. Why my great Grandmother.
was a woman. And the gals too are galvanizing
all the boys?is such things to be improfastinated?
My dear friend, were you!
ever in love? Jerusalem ! but you were in ,
nrndi<??ri?m T fell in lnvo niipn. 1 felt
as if I was at the end of a rope kicking the ;
air, with 'a cut in my hat and a peck of yal- j
ler jackets under my wciscoat! J)oublc dis-'
tilled essence of sour-crought! but the gal,
was magnetizing?she was mild as a domes- I
ticatcd hyener?she walked like an uuchaut-!
{ cd goslin?the amaranthine splendors of her i
I radiant physiognomy impetcd luctiferous ,
I cogitations and artrious solicitudity to fugi- j
j tatc like apple dumplins at a log rollin? j
i picked punkins! how she could sing?her
j voice was sweeter than the "inGsic of the
spheres/' or the mewing of forty torn cats |
! all in full fur for a row. San Jehoakim ! how i
! she could play the fiddle?her music was j
j sweet enough to make I'cggy Ninny break !
her fiddle and Apollo to hide behind the j
moon?Oh! it was the julep of my dreams j
and the noodle soup of uiy inakiug?that gal ! i
; that gal !! those gal!! !?if 1 had as many '
! lives as Plutarch, Pde spend 'em all for her J
' ?yes, Pde commit susancides.
The uext thiDg is?something else. Fash- j
ions, did you say ! It amberlates from the I
i highest rauks of men to the blackest nigger i
with his suudy-go to-meetin shirt on. Why,
! just look at the young men uow-a-days, they
! dress fine enough to magnetize a mice, and
! they'll go into ''five cornered phits or hexa|
gonal hysterics" if they ain't dressed as fine j
j as a red fiddle with a blue ribbon in it. They ;
j used to have ttiese amphibious, suanerous,
, great big, four horse staudiug collars, high
i as the hind end of a Virginia tobacco wagon,
; but now they have an institution called JJij
rons, wide enough to reach from Phil's i
I kitchen to Hannah's cottonpatch.
Cigars they'll smoke anJ glasses dash,
j Empty pockets and got no cash?
Fine kids that save their hands from dirt,
And stately studs stabled 011 their shirts
With their tight legged pants and their shanghai |
i And hair on their faces like a parcel of goats. I
But the women?they "disengage the di;
lapidated linen from the infantile tree,"
S they're gettin bigger and bigger with this
j moustrous running institution called?hoojm"Hoops
when their sturdy clasp.s confine,
In brown old casks, the richest wines,
Arc objects of admiration:?
Hut hoops as a part of a woman's baggage,
Are like the whoops of a painted savage,
A vile abominntiou."
1 like plumpness and roundity well enough
in their proper places, but what sense
is there in being so dreadfully orbicular about
their pedal extremities '( Why if a fel-!
low wants to walk with 'em, or court 'em, he
ain't got a half a hack,
"For instead of timidly drawing near
; And pouring into the thrilling ear
^ Tiie flood of his soul's devotion,
He must stand and bellow in thunder tones, ;
Across a half acre of skirts and bones
As if hailing a ship on the ocean.
And if by chance the maid of his choice,
Should faintly hear her lover's voice
And smile her condescension,
Why he captures a mass of hoops and ring--, |
Skeleton's bones nud other things
'io teuious 10 mention.
Well, women and cats are quare quadrupeds,
that is if cats is quadrupeds : and if j
they ain't, woiueu is, which is catamount to
the same tiling. I'm opposed to fashions, j
and especially these darned socks, 'but them j
that want's darnin, is the darndest things |
that ever was left undarued,' if they ain't!
I'll be bamboozlified all over. We oughn't I
to be spending our money for such things, i
our life is short and we ought to bo savin';
of it. As 'Scicero the orotor who flourished i
in the time of Catelico the Couspigirator, j
very seotentiously observes,?
I "Olestos (|ukl, horrific sea renin.
Terrors convu'.sit instanter tareum."
And what does Shakspearc say about the i
same thing '! "We all spring up like as-;
parrow grasses, hop about like hopper grasses,
aud lie dowu and die like jonny horses." I
In conclusion,?I suppose you are all j
waiting with great expectation for the termi-!
nation of my historical narration, for sitting !
in one situation without changing your sta-,
i tion, you must be tired as* the nation. We :
; are now about to make a scatteration all over j
I this wide creation, some will sink to a high j
: statiou, others rise to a degradation, now if
; you want any more ations aud rations, just |
I walk around and we'll have some nice coal- j
| lations and tall flirtations, for as uiy friend
j Horace joyously remarks,
"Nunc est bibenduin, nunc pede libero
ruisanuu pmn/cus.
! llow to Tkll.?A traveler called at night-'
i fall at a farmer's?the owner being from |
home, and the mother and daughter being I
alone, they refused to lodge the wayfarer.
! "How far then," said he, "to a house where
a preacher cau get lodging?" "Oh, if you are
i a preacher," said the lady, " you can stay
i here" Accordingly lie dismounted. lie
' deposited his saddle-bags, and led his horse i
to the stable. Meanwhile, the mother and ,
daugther were debating the point as to what
kind of a preacher he was. "He cannot be ,
: a Presbyterian," said one, for he is not well
dressed enough." "He is not a Methodist,"
| said the other, "for his coat is not the right
cut fora Methodist." "If I could find his
| hymn book," said the daughter, "I could
i tell what sort of a preacher he is." And
with that she thrust her hand into the sad
die-bags, aud pulling out a tlask ot liquor,
; she exclaimed, "La! mother, he's a Hard
; Shell'd Baptist."
A Western Lover on a Seranade.?
A gentleman who recently put up at a log I
tavern in Wisconsin, was awakened, by a j
| young man who commenced a serenade thus :.
"Oh, Betty Rico,
I've called you twice,
And yet you lie and snore !
I pray you wake,
And sec your Jake.
And open to him the door or window, I j
don't care which,.for?
It makes but little difference
To either you or I?
Big pig, little pig,
Root hog or die."
bof The best pills forschool teachers are-j.)i<|pils.
farmer's department.
A good many readers who are desirous of
forming a vegetable garden, are yet at a loss
how to prepare their soil to suit the various ;
kinds of vegetables they may wish to cultivate.
As some slight guide, yet reliable, so
far as it goes, we oiler the following:
Asjturn?flround should be light, yet
rich; a sandy loam well mixed with rotten
dung or seaweed, is recommended. A good ,
quantity of dung, trenched twelve or fifteen
inches below the surface, is right.
lirmis.?The bean is propagated to the ,
best advantage in a stiff, moist loam, with a
considerable proportion of clay, although ,
it will grow well on any properly prepared
gardeu soil. Mr. Louden gives the following
directions for its culture :
For early crops, one pint of seed will be
requisite fur every eighty tect ot row; lor
main crops two quarts fot every 240 feet
of row; aud for late crops nearly the same as
the early. Plant in rows two and a half
feet apart, for the smaller, and three feet
for larger; the small, if beans two inches j
deep, and three inches distaut in a row; the
larger three inches deep and four inches dis-;
tant in the row.
licit.?For a bed four and a half by
twelve feet, one ounce of seed is requsitc.? !
The soil iu which it naturally delights is a ,
deep, rich sandy, dry and light, rather than
moist. Transplanting will not answer where !
the object is a large clean root.
Ciihlxii/r.?Every variety of cabbage grows
best in a strong, rich, substantial soil, inclining
rather to clay than sand ; but it will
grow in any soil if it be well worked, aud
abuudantly manured with well rotted dung, j
Carrot.?The carrot requires a light, uiel-1
low soil, mixed with sand, and should be
dug or trenched one or two spades deep, !
breaking well the lumpy parts, so as to form ,
a porous bed and even surface.
(.'rt>ri/.?Celery delights in a soil rather
moist, rich in vegetable mould, but not rank 1
from new rotted dung.
Cucinnbir.?In our climate cucumbers
will grow iu any soil, though not with the
same degree of vigor, provided they be supplied
with a sufficiency of heat, light, water,
and air. It is an object with many market
gardeners and others, to produce cucumbers
at an early period, and for this purpose artificial
heat is necessary. For early forcing
"one-third of rich top spit earth from an
upland pasture, one-half of vegetable mould,
and one sixth of well decomposed horse
dung with a small quantity of sand.
Lrttw.?All the sorts grow freely on
any rich, mellow soil, where the sub-soil is
dry. For the most part raise this vegetable
as a principal crop, on beds set apart for it
and keep the varieties separate ; but to multiply
the supplies, throughout the summer,
portions may be sown thinly intermixed with
onions, carrots,and spinage, which will come
off before the lettuces arc fully grown ;
Mr/otiA.?The melon succeeds in any
strong, unexhausted loam, rich in vegetable
matter, with a mixture of sand, but not too
Onion.?The onion, to attain good size,
requires rich, mellow ground, on a dry-soil. If
the soil be poor and exhausted, recruit it
with a compost of fresh loam and well consumed
dung, avoiding to use stable dung in
a rank, unreduced state. Turn in the manure
to a moderate depth; and in digging
the ground let it be broken fine.
I'artnij).?The soil should be light, deep, '
and free froin stones. It should be dug or
trenched before sowing, one good spade deep
at least, being careful to pulverize the soil
thoroughly, that the roots may have no ob- j
struction to prevent their running down long j
and straight. If the soil be proper for them,
if i? ??#!??] In*f mill rw\f rnriint*a
II OtIIU UlUb lllfj T?*l* IJVb JV?|i4??v UIUVH
manure: and what is used should be perfectly
decomposed, or, if recent, be deposited
at the trench. They do not impoverish
the soil like onions.
Pais.?The soil should be moderately rich,
and the deeper and stronger for the lofty
growers. Peas arc not assisted, but hurt by
reduced duug recently turned in. A fresh
sandy loam, or road-stuff, and a little decoin- j
posed vergctablc matter is the best manure, j
The soil for the early crops should be very 1
dry, and rendered so, where the ground is '
moist, by mixing sand with the earth of the .
Hnilisli.?The soil should be light and ,
mellow, and well broken by digging. A ;
scattering of the smaller growing sorts may ;
be sown among other crops, such as spiuage, !
lettuce, and onions. It may also be drilled
between wide rows of beans, or on ground
iutended to be sown with a late spring crop.
Tnmalto.?To have an early crop, sow
the seeds in a dry and warm soil, and sheltered
situation, in October, aud cover during
the winter. For summer and fall use, i
sow again in May, and watei freely. The !
distance between the plants should rot be '
more than two feet.
Turnip?Sand or gravel, with a mixture
of loam, produce the sweetest aud best flavored
roots. It should be made fine and not
too rich, lest the turnips be rank and illtasted.
We have giveu these brief directions,
partly to call attention to the fact that the
season is approaching when ground should
be prepared, gardens set in order, seed procured
and everything made ready for a vigorous
gardening campaign?a campaign not
so laborious or expensive as a military campaign,
uor so detrimental and evil in its
consequence, for the fruits of it arc health,
the rich products of the earth, satisfaction
in enjoying the fruits of our labors and sweet
contentment.?h'eal Estate Kcnsler.
Caiie of Bees.?Bees should be cxatninincd
once a week all winter, to see if all is
riixht. This is much easier than to attend
to pigs, sheep and cattle three times a day,
which no good farmer complains of. What
is termed luck with bees is another name for
careful and skilful management.
Bra)1* When a nail or pin has been run into
the foot, instantly bind on a rind of salt
pork; if the foot swell, bathe it in a strong
decoction of wormwood, then bind on another
rind of pork, and keep quiet till the wound
is well. The lockjaw is often caused by
such wounds, if neglected.
Preservation of Books.?A few drops
of any perfumed oil will secure libraries from
the consuming effects of mouldiucss and
BST Experiment shows apples to be equal
to potatoes to improve hogs, and dicidedly
superior for feeding cattle.' '
(Temperance flatter. |
"Who hath relieved our Report?"
?The temperance gospel has been proclaimed
for, lo! these many years, until its truths j
have been set before every one. Frutn the
mountain,from the valliesand from the plains,
nigh unto the sea, a bugle blast has been
heard at morning and evening, setting forth
he evils of drunkencss and the blessing attending
a life of sobrictv. The anguish of
half famished children have been painted !
again and again and bold up before the pub- (
lie eye. The degradation of the drunkard
has been faithfully set forth and his miser- {
able end recorded time after time. The
monster curse has been portrayed after every
conceivable manner. The subject has been ;
fully canvassed. The public has been j
thoroughly informed. The pulpit, the press
and the lecture room have each done a faithful
part in this great work. The truth has
been proclaimed long enough for the utmost :
depths of the public soul to have been stir-1
red. "Who hath believed our report?"
Alas ! not every one who should have believed
it. Like the soct'.-sowcr in the sacred
parable, some have fallen in barren places
aud yielded no fruit, while some have given
an hundred fold. Co into a promiscous I
gathering of the people, and you will soon
see who have believed and who have not.
There is a man standing at his cart with a
tin cup measure in hisliund, dealing out his
destrutivc agents to his fellow men, while the
! rabble increases and the coarse jests and profanity
grow more and more disgusting around
i him, ami reeling through the crowd the poor
drunken victims go to the gutter He surely
has not well weighed the matter in his
mind?he certainly has not properly rcgard!
ed his responsibility towards his fellow
I man. Evidently he has not looked at it in the
! light that the great body of temperance men
has i>ecn viewing it for the last quarter of
a century. If he has considered all these
matters it is certainly strange that lie docs
not abandon it at once. He has not believed
' our report.
There is another man?a man well to do
l in the world?a man who has long since re1
warded the tcmnerance cause, and has snoken
O - - - - l - , A
of it again and again as one of the grandest
| projects, aside from a christian church, that
j has ever been brought foward for the consideration
of moral men, and has always desired
i to be considered on the side of the cause,
though not exactly with it or of it. ile, in
, the midst of thissame promiscuous gathering
| of the people, so far forgets himself as to be
! seen at the tail of a contemptible whiskey
cart, in the act of bujir^ and drinking whis!
key 1 Now, this man has surclyforgott.cn
himself?he has forgotten pearly all he has
! ever said upontfie subject?he has forgotten
j how he has deplored the ruinous effects of
! general drinking and the whiskey peddling
! system; he has forgotten the scenes of
wretchedness falling under his own personal
' observation from the monster curse?he has
; forgotten his high social position and the influence
such an act on his part would exert
among his fellows. He has ceased to re:
member these things, or has played the hyj
pocrite from the first, and has not "believed
I our report."
. There is a young man with prospects of a
| brilliant future before him and rare promises
of usefulness to himself and others. lie has
been reared in the midst of light upon this
subject. lie has listened and has read. He
has been faithfully warned of the hidden
danger lurking in the intoxicating glass.?
Relying upon his own strength he ventures
! to taste, and the fetters of ungovernable apj
petite are beginuing to fasten upon him.?
i The danger has been pointed out to him hut
| he has not "believed our report."
j Aud there at the oubkirt of this same promiscous
gathering of the people lies the poor
drunkard, covered with filth and mud, and
I sleeping oft" his debauch in the most humili!
ating and degraded position that a man could
possibly place himself in. He has been fairly
warned by experience and friendly counsel.
lie stands on the last brink now with
the surges of a drunkard's hell beating against
it. He has not believed, and the last
terrible doom yawDs its darkness to grasp him.
((W'lin 1mlli hnliprpd nnr i nnrt. ?"
Spirit of the Ay.
We heard of an accident, the other day,
which we hasten to make public forthc benefit
of all young men who may feel interested
in the matter of matrimony.
At a certain church, after the services for
the Sabbath were concluded, a certain young i
man named John, stepped up to the side of
one of the most handsome girls in the parish,
to whom he had been paying "beautiful attentions"
of late, and politely requested the
pleasure of seeiug her home. Like a good
affectionate girl she granted the boon and
they started Filled with rapture by the
pleasant circumstances surrounding him, the
young man was thrown off his guard, and
being desirous of saying something particulary
fine and impressive, (it may have been j
a lay of love,) he turned his face towards j
his partner, (very close, as it doth often hap- i
pen,) aud whispem/ his ihrno/hl. Alas! it
was an unlucky whisper; for the same breath
that conveyed the confidential message, also
carried to the olfactories of the young lady
the fumes of whiskey ! Quietly withdrawing
her arm from that of her gallant, she stopped
in the path aud said : "Sir, you have been
drinking whiskey, and that of the meanest
sort?you, nor no other D'-mi-John, can go
home with me." And she tripped on her
way, leaving the poor whiskey lover standing
! with his thumb in his mouth completely
I "dumb-founded" at the sudden reversion of
i his prospects, while the jeers, the taunts and
j groans of the spectators fairly roared around
; him.
There are many young walking Demi
] Johns; and as the ladies everywhere are ne1
coming fast friends of temperance, and adopting
the motto of, "sober men or no husbands,"
we give the above publicity, that many
may see the danger they incur by loving
liquor better than their chosen lassie.
Spirit of the Age.
fl&Y* We once saw a young man lying within
a few feet of a whiskey cart, beastly
i drunken, and in a position and under circum:
stances by which his life was in immediate
: danger. Some kind gentlemen removed him
j to a place, out of danger, while the whiskey
i peddler, who had furnished the whiskey to
! make him drunken, stood by with his hands
: in his breeches pockets feeling the coppers
he had gathered that day. Why should he
i disdain to lay a helping hand and aid these
i kind gentlemen? Does the she bear cast
her offspring off and say, these whelps are
none of mine ? ?Spirit of the Age.
Two Dollars per year, in Advance, j
To ll-us ok Tr.x, the paper will be furu- j
ished, one yer.r, for Fifteen Dollars?invariably j
in advance. All subscriptions not specially limited |
at the time of subscribing will be considered as |
made for an indefinite period, and will be coutinu- [
ed until all arrearages are paid, or at tlieoptiou of
the Proprietors. Subscriptions from other States
must is variably be accompanied with the cash or
the name of some responsible person known to us.
Advertisements will be inserted atOne
Doliar per square for the first, and Thirty-sevenand-n-half
Cents for each subsequent insertion?
a square to consist of twelve lines, Brevier, or less.
Business Cards, of a half-square or less, will he inserted
at $5, per year. For advertising Estrays
Tolled, $2; Citations, $2 ; Notices of Application
to the Legislature, $5; to be paid by the persons
handing in the advertisements. Monthly or Quarterly
Advertisements will he charged One Dollar
per square, for each insertion. Contracts by the
year will be taken on liberal terms?the contracts
however, must in ali casesbc confined to the immediate
business of the firm or individual contracting.
All advertisements not having the number
of insertions marked on the margin, will be
continued until forbid and charged accordingly.
Obituary Notices exceeding one square in length,
will be charged for the overplus, at regular rates.
Tniliiitrtc /?f RocnitAf pqtti.l no nilrnrficAinAnto
Dusiiuss |toticcs.
^csihnt Surgeon gentist,
On the East side of the Main Street, South
of the "Palmetto Hotel."
Jan 6 ' 1 tf
nmiiu mi nil! iaihihs,
1 March 2f> 12 . ly*
~~ P AGA i^~SNUTh7~
Will attend to the sale of Cotton, Flour, Grain,
Racon, Lard, &c., &c. Receive and Forward
Merchandize, &c.
March 20 12 ly
Office in the Court-House.
~t7T. bell, "
Office oppontte J. S. Moore <fe Son's Store.
Will attend promptly to the collection of
chums in the Districts of York. Union,
Chester and Lancaster.
April 2 13 ly
~~wTb. metts,
CST Office in the Court-House. **?8
Will practice in the Courts of Union, York, Chester,
Lancestcr and Fairfield.
Prompt nt t rut Ion plvoi^to the Collection of
Claims In any of the above Districts.
Jan 14^ _ ^2 ly
Chester, S. C. j \ YorV.villi', S. C.
Will practice in the Courts of Union, York, Lancaster
Chester, and Fairfield Districts.
EST Particular at* ntion given to collections.
Office In the "Adlckes Building"?Up-Stalrs.
Jan 7 1 tf
North-Atlantic Whtfrf,
Particular attention paid to selling Cotton, Grain,
Bacon, with Produce and Merchandize generally,
July 30 30 ly
Will practice iu York," Chester, Lancaster and
Chesterfield Districts.
Prompt attention given to the Collecting Business.
Cnindcn, S. C. j \ Lancastcrville, S. C.
June 2"i 25 ly
Silks, Linens, Hosiery, Embroideries, See.,
Opposite Ilayne-st.,
_Aut>(; __,11 ly _
yorkville, s. c.
jgjffi* Marble Yard adjoining Weikert it Walker's
Coach Factory."??
March 12 10 ly
KEEPS on hands for sale, a good assortment
&c. Also, sells on Commission at Auction or
Private Sale, and hopes a liberal share of patronage
from his native country:?
Yorkville., S. C.?Col. I. D. Witherspoon, G. W.
Williams, Col. Win. C. Beatty, Samuel Young
blood. Jno. L. Miller.
Charlotte, K. C.?It. H. Maxwell, S. A. Harris,
| James A. Sadler, Capt. J. IC. Harrison, James H.
j Davis. j
Columbia, S. C.?P. M. Huson, Capt. Jesse j
j DeBruhl, '. M. Hunt, Richard O'Neall.
| Feb 12 0 ly
Boot a\d siiOE-.iiiKi.\G.-u
LOl'IS SMITH takes this method
j inform the citizens of Yorkville and the public
generally, that he lias purchased the ROOT AND
SHOE Establishment recently owned by Mr. 11.
DERREll, and will conduct the business in its various
branches at the OLD STAND, adjoining
! itCTfilVI<"Q MftTP.1. ? lloinnr unmdieil will) r-ftllL
U1V/ " *-* ^ 44 ^ * "v,,,e ?rt ? _
potent workmen, and :i good stock of material in
his line, lie will use his best endeavors to give satisfaction
to all who may favor him with their patronage.
Nov 1-2 44 ly
1xecLtor>8 Notice.?aii persons !
j JCi having claims against the late Col. WILLIAM
| WRIGHT, deceased, will please present them by
the FIRST OF JANUARY next, duly attested,
j to Messrs. ADAMS & McCORKLB cf Yorkville,
for pavinent.
J. L. HARRIS, \ Qualified
J. J. BLACKWOOD, / Executors.
j Nov 5 41 tf
MB no IWERIES.?Collars, Sleeves nnd
JL Chemisettes. Collars from 0} cents. For
Sale l.y L. BLOOM RBllG & BRO.
oots axotsiioes?as"cheap as~tliey
can he purchased in this market. For sale
Ml'SLI.VS.?A tine lui ot MUSLINS, ranging
in price from 10 to 374 cents. For Sale
HAS ON HAND a splendid assortment of (and
is constantly receiving something new) GOLD
kinds. Coral, Cameo and Gold Bracelets; Gold
Bends, Necklaces, and Neck-Chains : Fob and
Ve9t Chains: a large assortment of Seals and Keys,
Gold and Silver Pencils and Pens; Gold Thimbles
and Spectacles: Cornelian, Plain, Gold and Sett :
Rings ; Necklaces. Amulets, Ear Drops and Pins;
Silver, Shell and Pearl Card-Cases; Silver SaltCellars
inlaid with Gold ; Napkin Rings in boxes ; j
Silver and Plated Cups nnd Pitchers; Cake, j
Pickle, ami Fruit Knives; Sugar, Salt, nnd Preserve
Spoons; SILVER
mm MB sqsks ;
Silver and Plated Ladles; Shell Jewelry Boxes,
with lock and key; Jewelry Vases; Watch-Stand !
with bell ami ink-stand attached; Pearl Glove Holders
; Fancy Shell-Boxes and Dressing Cases; Ladies
fine Work Boxes and Travelling-Caps; Ladies :
Work Baskets anil Stands ;
Folio?, Paper-Cutters, and Ink-Stands; Tuck,
~,..i . ir*:.. i
Shaving Brushes; Harrison's Perfumery and
Soaps ; Violins and Strings; Patent Candle-Sticks j
and Lamps; Castors, Fruit Trays, Razors, Pock j
et and Bowie Knives;
(51 pieces in a sett) Tea Trays, in setts and single
; Table Mats. All the new style of PISTOLS,
from 50 cents to $40. GUNS, double and single,
from $10 to $50. Slung Shot and Percussion i
Caps ; Game-Bngs, Flasks. Wads and Shot-Pouches.
Walking Canes of all kinds; Clocks fronr $3
All the above named articles, with many others I
not mentioned, will bo sold
and CASH ONLY. Rring in your Bank Bills?I
will take almost any kind of money; so trouble I
not yourself with the idea that I will refuse.
Musical Boxes REPAIRED at short notice by an i
Nov 26 47 tf
Wmnsboro' Female Institute.
Mrs. C. LADD, Principal.
vS|j. THE duties of this Institute will be ;
-TtCi. resumed the 13th JANUARY, 1858. !
The course of studies will embrace a '
The method of instruction will be
practical, and based upon the experience of many
years. Competent teachers will fill the different I
departments. The term will be divided into two !
Sessions of 21 weeks each. No pupil will be ta- j
ken for a lesslitne than a Session ; and no deduc- i
tion will be made for time lost except in cases of J
sickness. The term of each Pupil will commence
at the time of entrance. Any pupil commencing
in the second Session will be charged at the regular
rates until the close of the School.
Rudimental Branches $10 00
Second Class 12 00
Third Class 15 00 J
Junior or Senior Classes, 20 00 |
Fuel, with use of Maps, Library, &c 2 00
Languages, each 10 00
Board, per session, including Bedding, Towels
and Fuel, 50 00
Washing and lights a separate charge.
Music on Piano or Guitar 20 00
Drawing and Painting in Oil or Water colors, 10 00
Fancy Work of each kind, 5 00
Use of Piano 3 00
Board and Tuition in the different classes will
vary from $G0 to S68 per Session. Pupils can
graduate in those particular studies that constitute
a thorough English Education.
Board and Tuition in the English Department,
including Music, Painting nud Fancy Work, will
not exceed $200 00 for the two sessions.
Those living convenient to the Railroad, and intending
to patronize the Institution, will, by stating
the day of t ieir arrival, be met at the Depot
with a conveyance for their baggage.
For further information, apply to
GEO. W. LADD, Winnsboro', S. C.
Dec 17 50 tf
" we wtlolltake a ride!"
To his numerous friends,
His work so admirable commends,
Where grace and strength iu beauty blends, j
And cheapness, not less lovely, lends
Iler true poetic fire.
Come one, come all!
Come ye trudgers through the sand !
Come ye gay and gallant band,
Who ride for show, for pleasure and
Digestions, sake;?MILES JOHNSON can
Relieve you all.
He's Bridles, Saddles,
Buggy-fixings also nice and fine,
And trappings to suit every mind,
A?'J everything that s most cuvine
In the Horse-contraption line,
To suit all straddles.
The beautiful
Assortment which he has on hands,
Now awaits his friends commands,
His Martingals, Bits and Crupper-bands
Your close attention too demands ;?
Be dutiful.
Cotne all and see
MILES JOHNSON ; on the second floor,
Over WEIKMKT & MoCANTS'?once more
He invites you?furthermore,
He has something nice in store,
Call, call and see 1
Sept 17 37 tf
THE Subscriber returns his thanks for the very
liberal patronage received for the past, and j
takesthis method to inform thecitizcns of'Yorkand j
the surrounding Districts, and the whole South,
that he has effected another improvement in the
Cotton Gin and Wheat Thrasher,
that excels any that have ever been introduced
heretofore ; ami from long experience he has no
fear in challenging any other Factory, either North
or South, to produce an equal. He feels very confident
in saying to the public, that his Gins excel
in performance any other make or pattern now in
use. With dry cotton tiie roll canuot be broken
or made to spew over, wnieh no other pretends to I
claim, and with good driving power and attendance,
a 15 saw gin, will
Gin from 4 to 6 Bales or more in a Day j
weighing from 350 to 400 lbs.: which is as much I
as any one hand can well handle in a day. Auy j
person wanting a superior Gin or Thrasher, can I
be supplied by sending on his order to me at
Lewisville, Chester Dist., S. C.
Work will be shipped to any place desired. RE- I
PAIRING done at the shortest possible notice. |
To House-builders, I will say that I am manu- :
c. ? orr TJTTHma A "NTTV TlTVOT) O
of every description, made of the best material, ?
and dry lumber, and workmanship the very best, j
All work carefully packed and forwarded to or- i
der. ' JOHN SIMPSON. '
June 12, 18-50 24 tf
To Manufacturers, Planters and Private
IN purchasing such an article as a SEWING
MACHINE, the true policy is to buy the best.
I. M. SINGER & Cu's GAZETTE, a beautiful
pictorial paper, contains full and reliable inform- |
atiou about SEWING MACHINES, and answers !
all questions that can be asked on the subject.? j
All who read this paper will learn how to pur- !
cha'-e a Sewing Machine with which ?1,000 a year, '
clear profit, can be made, and will be protected
from being imposed on by some of the humbug "
Machines now before the public. Singer k Co.'s
Machine is arranged to do coarse and fine work of
every description. The Gazette may be obtained 1
gratis on application at any of Singer & Co's Offi- \
ces. A machine can be seen in operation at the
Tailor Shop of Mr. W. C. OWEN, of Yorkville, j
S. C. L. M. GRIST, at the Enqcjues Office, is i
an authorized agent.
Singer & Co.'s Charleston Office. 324 King-st. j
Principal Office, 323 Rroadway, New York.
July 2, 1857. 20 * tf j
lir,i\TED.?50,000 yards of good WOOLT?
Aug 20 33 tf
be republished early in 1858, in two
TV large Volumes octavo, 550 pnges each Voluine,
printed on fine, white paper, bound in substantia!
cloth-gilt. It seems hardly necessary to
add anything to the above. Ramsay's History of
South Carolina is ayreut work; he hns an eye
witness, and participated in many of the events
about which he writes. We, South Carolinians
are too ignorant of our own history, and the Publisher
has undertaken the work with a view to
supply a demand which has been felt for some
time. The fact is, there is more interest felt now
in the History of our State, than ever was before.
AH accounts of our ancestors are now beginning
to wake up our minds to a lively interest. When
we see them braving the hardships of the desert,
overcoming every difficulty from a savage foe, and
meeting the stalwart Briton in a long, distracting,
and bloody war, we are pleased with every danger
they escaped, and wish to trace out the most minute
events of their history. Send on your name
early to the subtcriber.
I intend to get out the Work early in 1858.?
Price, in substantial Cloth, $2,25 per Volume;
Half Calf, $3,00. Sold by subscription, payable
on uelivery. W. J. Dl'FFIE,
Bookseller, Newberry, So. Ca.
Nov 10 46 2m
PHOTOGRAPHY in all its various branches,
is still practiced by the subscriber, one
door West of the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.?
I will attend to taking PICTURES EVERY SATURDAY'
as heretofore; and on other days between
the hours of half-past eleven and two o'clock.
Y'ours thankfully for past favors.
Sept 10 36 ly
In Common Pleas -York District,
Eldred D. Williamson, 1
vi. > Attachment.
Sam'l W. Ruddock. J
Nancy Meacham, Y
vs. v id.
Same. J
J. M. Strong, Y
The Same. J
I have attached as the property of the Defendant,
in the above stated cases, one tract of
land, containing One Hundred and Thirty Acres,
more or less, bounded by lands of William Boyce,
R. S. Daniels, James Elms and others. No one
! was in possession of said land when attached?
and any person or persons claiming the same, are
hereby notified to appear and show cause pursuant
to the acts of the General Assembly of this
State, in such case made and provided, why said
lands should not be condemned as the property of
said absent debtor.
S. T. D.
May 29, 1857. 22 (Pr'sfee$8) qly.
The State of So. Carolina.
York District.
OP. CRANFORD, who is in the custody of
the Sheriff of York District, by virtue of a
i writ of capias ad satisfaciendum at the suit of
Henry Schenck, having filed in my office, together
with a schedule on oath of his estate and effects,
his petition to the Court of Common Pleas,
praying that he may be admitted to the benefit of
the Acts of the General Assembly, made for the
' relief of Insolvent Debtors. It is Ordered, that
the said Henry Schenck, and all other the creditors,
to whom the said 0. P. Cranford is in anywise
indebted, be, aud they are hereby summoned
and have notice to appear before the said Court
at York Court House, on Monday the eighth day of
March next, to shew cause if any they can why
they prayei of the petition aforesaid should not
be granted. JOHN G. ENLOE, c. c. c. tls.
Dec 8 49 3m
WE have on hand, and are prepared to supply
at short notice, at the ENQUIRER Office,
all kinds of LAWYERS' BLANKS in general demand,
printed on good paper and neatly pressed.
We offer them at 75 cents ^ quire. Single half
Quire 50 cents. As we have incurred considerable
outlay to enable us to furnish a good article,
wc will sell for CASH and CASH ONLY.
Our present stock consists of the following vaj
rietics, viz: Sum Pro; Fi. Fa.; Fi. Fa. on Sum.
I Pro.; Copy Writ in Cart; Copy Writ in Debt; Declaration
on Account; Declaration on Promissory
Note; Declaration on Bond or Sealed Note; Subpoena
Writs; Subpoena Tickets, <Jr.
ZSag* Orders from a distance promptly attended
to, if accompanied by the CASH!
The proprietors of the enquirer respectfully
inform their friends and the public
at large, that they are well prepared to execute
orders in the job printing line, such as
t&C., l&C., &C?
All work entrusted to this establishment
will be neatly and expeditiously executed, and at
reasonable rates. Call at the ENQUIRER Office,
Jan. 1 1 tf.
1)r. j. tT walker,
Chester, S. C.,
WOULD respectfully inform the public that
his rooms are now at the Cornwell House,
where he may be professionally consulted on Mondays
and Saturdays, and at Rock Hill, York I)isI
trict, from the second Tuesday of each month until
the Friday following.
He is now in possession of the science, material,
and instructions, for mounting Teeth on the CHEOPLASTIC
PROCESS, which is considered by
; Dentists who have tried it, to be the perfection of
J mechanical Dentistry for mounting partial or full
setts of Teeth.
Julj 2 26 tf
This Great Journal of Crime and Criminals
is in the Twelfth Year, and is widely circulated
throughout the country. It contains all the Great
Trials, Criminal Cases, and appropriate Editorials
: on the same, together with information on Crimii
nal Matters, not to ye found in any other newspaper.
J66T Subscription $2 per Annum; $1, for Six
Months, to be remitted by Subscribers, (who
should write their names and the town, county
and State where they reside plainly,)
New York City.
July 16 28 tf
R~ ~ ilLROAD HOTEL..?The undersigned
begs leave to inform bis friends and the
public at large, that he has just finished and opeued
his new building, known as the MULLINAUX
HOl'SE, opposite, and within fifty feet of the
King's Mouutain Rail Road Depot, Yorkville, for
the accommodation tf the TRAVELLING community.
CONVEYANCES will be kept for the
transportation of travellers to any portion of the
country. STOCK DRIVERS can likewise be accommodated.
Every effort will be made to oblige
and entertain customers in a satisfactory manner.
Bills made to suit customers.
Sept 4 35 tf
- - ??* * w /xrro wi rv n ct i v m
LAillI A.1U IjUjs run
The Subscriber offers for sale his HOUSE and
LOT on the Landsford road, about J mile from
Rock Ilill Depot. It is well-improyed, with a very
comfortable DWELLING, and all necessary
outbuildings. There are 34 ACRES belonging to
the Lot. Also, a house and Lot in Rock Hill,
and about 330 Acre? of BLACK-JACK LAND, all
in woods except 20 Acres, and lying 1J miles from
Rock Hill. Terms easy. Call and see me at
Rock Ilill. W. I'. BROACH.
May 21 20 tf
Laxd titles, magistrates'
Summons' and Recognizances; Commissions
to Examine Witnesses, Ca. Sa., Ca. Sa. on Sum.
Pro., Sub. ad Res., Writ in Attachment, &c., together
with all kinds of Law Blanks in common
use. For sale at the ENQUIRER OFFICE, and will
be sent by mail to any address, postage pre-piid,
at One Dollar per Quire.
Notice.?the Creditor "of j. leroy
DAVIES, are requested to meet the undersigned
at Rock Ilill, on Saturday, 23d of January;
Saturday, 24th of April: and Saturday, 24th of
July. L. II. MASSEY, Attignte.
Jn? 1 td

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