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' 9 "VOL. I.?NO. 11. BEAUFORT, S. C., FEBRUARY 3. 1875. $2.00 PER ANNUM. ? I * Come To ]#e! Come to mo! Come to me in tbv brightness and sweetness, Come to mo in thy spirit's completeness, , Come on the wings of love's magical floetncss, My heart longs for thee Come to me! Come when my feelings are solemn and prayerful, Come when my heart is weary and careful. Come when my eyes with sadness are tearful, My soul yearns for thoe. Come to me! Como when the morning in brightness emerges, Come when the noontide with ardency urges, Come when tho night-billow solemnly surges, My being calls for thee. Come to mo! Oh, haste in thy coming?oh, darling one, qnicken, Oh, oomo to this broast with caro sadly stricken, I wait for thy coming?1 languish and sicken For soro need of thee. Come to mo! Though time divide, thongh distance dissever, Soul may meet soul in loving endeavor ; Come to me, come to me, now and forever? I'm waiting for thee. Come to mo! Let mo but fool thy true arms around me, My soul shall know peace that seldom hath found me, No peril shall chill, no sorrow shall wound mo Loaning on thee. A JURYMAN'S STORY. Wc had been out of oourt twenty-four hours, and stood eleven to one. The case was a very plain one?at least, we eleven thought so. A murder of peculiar atrocity had been committed ; and though nd eye had witnessed the deed, circumstances pointed to the prisoner's guilt with unfailing certainty. The recusant juror had stood out from the first. He Acknowledged the cogency of the proofs, confessed his inability to reconcile the facts with the defendant's innocence, and yet, on every vote, went steadily for acquittal. His conduct was inexplicable. It could not result from a lack of intelligence; for, wliilo he spoke but little, his words were well chosen, and evinced a thorough understanding of the case. Though still in the prime of manhood, his locks wore prematurely white and his face wore a singularly sad and thoughtful expression. " He might be one of those who entertained scruples as to the right of society to inflict the death nenaltv. "Rut. tin it woo nr?t Mint for, in reply to such a suggestion, he frankly admitted that brutal men, like the vicious brutes they resemble, must be controlled through fear, and that dread of death, tha supreme terror^ is, in many cases, the only adequate restraint. At the prospect of another night of fruitless imprisonment we began to grow impatient, aud expostulated warmly against what seemed on unreasonable captiousness; and some not over kind remarks were indulged in as to the impropriety of trifling with an oath like tliat under which wo were acting. And yet," the man answered, as though communing with himself, rather than repelling the imputation, "it is conscience that hinders mv concurrence in a verdict approved by my judgment." " How can that be ?" queried several at once. " Conscience may not always dare to follow judgment." " But here she can know no other guide." " I once would have said the same." * And xrlmf lina n^onivnil ?..v? *??? > mmn^vu JUIU uplll" ion." 44 Experience!" The speaker's manner was visibly agitated, and we waited in silence tbo explanation which he scsmed ready to give. Mastering his emotion, as if in answer to our looks of inquiry, ho continued : 44 Twenty years ago, I was a young man just beginning life. Few had brighter hopes. An attachment, dating from childhood, had ripened with its object. There hod been no verbal declaration and acceptance of love?no formal plighting of troth ; but when I toon my departure to seek n homo in the distant! West, it was a thing understood, that J when I had found it and put it iu order, I she was to share it. Life in tho forest, though solitary, is not necessarily lonesome. The kind of society afforded by nature, depends much on one's self. As for me, I lived more in the future than in tho present, and hope is an evercheerful companion. At length tho timo came Tor making the final payment on the homo which I had bought. It would henceforward bo my own ; and in a fow more months, my simplo dwelling, which I had spared no pains to render inviting, would l>e graced by its mistress. "At the land-office, which was some sixty miles olT, I mot my old friend, V> . He, too, had come to seek u fortune in the West ; and we were both j i delighted at the meeting. He had j i brought with him, he said, a sum of j < money which he desired to iuvest in j land, on which it was his purpose to | settle. I expressed a strong desire to i have liim for a neighbor, and gave him < a cordial invitation to accompany me home, giving it as my belief that he i could nowhere make a better selection than in that vicinity. He readily consented, and we set out together. We . had not ridden many milos, when George ' suddenly recollected a commission he < had undertaken for ft friend, which i would require his attendance at a public 1 land sale on the following day. Exact- j ing a promise that he would not delay i his visit longer than necessary, and r'ving minute directions as to the route, j continued my way homeward, while j ho turned back. \ " I was about retiring to bed on the i night of my return, when a summons j from without called me to the door. A 1 stranger asked shelter for himself and ] his horse for the night. I invited him i in. Thtmgh a stranger, his face seemed 1 net unfamiliar. He was probably one of 1 the men I had seen at tho land-offioe?a ' 8lace, at that time, much frequented, i ffering him a seat, I went to see his ] horse. The poor animal, as well as I i could see by the dim starlight, seemed i to have been hardly used His panting < sides bore witness of merciless riding; ! and a tremulous shrinking, at the 1 slightest touch, betokened recent fright. 1 On re-entering the house, I found the l stranger was not there. His absence ex- ] cited no surprise; he would doubtless soon 1 return, jli was a little singular, however, < that ho should have left his watch lying ] on tho table. " At the end of half an hour, my guest i not returning, I went again to the stable, j thinking he might have found his way i thither to fjivo personal attention to the < wants of his horse. Before going out, j from mere force of habit?for we were as ] yet uninfested by either thieves or 1 policemen?I took the precaution of put- < ting the stranger's watch in a drawer in t which I kept my own valuables. I found j the horse as I hod left him, and gave \ him the "food which ho was now suf- I flciently cooled to be allowed to eat; but < his master was nowhere to be seen, j As I approached the house, a crowd of < men on horseback dashed up, and I was commanded, in no gentle tones, to j ' stand !' In another moment I was in < the clutches of those who claimed mo as i their 'prisoner.' " I was too much stupefied at first to ] ask what it all meant. I did so at last, i and the explanation come?it was terri- i ble ! My friend, with whom I had so lately set out in company, had been found murdered and robbed near the spot at which I, but I alone, knew wo had separated. I was the last person known to be with him, and I was now ' arrested on suspicion of his murder. A search of the premises was immediately instituted. Trie watch was found in tho drawer in which I had placed it, and was identified as the property of the murdered man. His horse, too, was found in my stable, for the animal I had just Eut there was none other, I recognized im myself when I saw him in the light. What I said, I know not. My confusion was taken as additional evidence. \nd when, at length, I did command lanCliarre to civft an intpllicanf oliiffimonf ii was received with sneers of in- ' credulity. " The mob spirit is inherent in man? ( at least, in crowds of men. It may not always manifest itself in physical vio- , lence. It sometimns contents itself , with lynching a oliaracter. But what- ] ever its form, it is always relentless, piti less, cruel. ~ j " As the proofs of my guilt, one after | another, came to light, low muttcrings ( gradually grew into a clamor for ven- ( geance; and but for the firmness of one , man?the officer who had me in charge ?I would doubtless .have paid the penalty of my supposed offense on the spot. It was not sympathy for me that actnated my protector. His heart was as hard as ms office; but he represented the majesty of the law, and took a sort of ' pride in the position. As much under the glance of his eye as before the muzzle of his pistol, the cowardly clamorers urew ujick. .remaps tney were not I sufficiently numerous to feel the full I effect of tliut mysterious reflex influence 1 which makes a crowd oi men so much 1 worsti, ami at times so much better, than t any one of them singly. i " At the end of some months my trial < came. It could havo but one result. I Circumstances too plainly declared my < guilt. I alone knew they lied. The I absence of the jury was very brief. To I their verdict I paid but little heed. It ] was a single hideous word; but I luul long anticipated it, and it made no im- ] gression. As little, impression was. made | y the words of the judge which follow- ] ed it; and his solemn invocation that \ God might havo that mercy upon me I which man was too just to vouchsafe, I sounded like the liollowest of hollow j mockerios. It may be hard for the con- | demned criminal to meet death ; it is still harder for him who is innocent. I ] The one, when the first shock is over, f < ( acquiesces in lii* doom, and gives him- J Bolf to repentance ; the heart of the other, filled with rebellion against man's : 1 injustice, can scarce bring itself to ask 1 pardon of God. I had gradually over- | como this feeling, in spite of the good li clergyman's irritating efforts, which were j f mainly directed towards extracting a r confession, without which, he assured j (j me, ho liad no hope to offer. j c '' On the morning of tho day fixed for t my execution, I felt measurably resigned, t I had so long stood face to face with g death, had so accustomed myself to look r upon it as merely a momentary pang, rJ that I no longer felt solicitous save that r my memory should one day be vimli- c Dated. She for whom I had gone to t prepare a home, had already found one n in llPftVPn Tlin mw on 1?-?*v-? ! k-rr l ?. U.UUUIII U had broken her heart, She alone, of all fc the world, believed me innocent; and n she had died with a prayer upon her ? Lips, that the truth might yet be brought ? to light. All this I had heard, and it b had soothed as with sweet incense my p troubled spirit Death, however un- 1 welcome the shape, was now a portal, ti beyond which L could see one angel d waiting to receive me. I heard the a round of approaching footsteps, and* tl nerved myself to meet the expected f< summons. The door cf my cell opened, s Mid the sheriff and his attendants ? antered. Ho held in his hand a paper, tl It was doubtless my death-warrant. He 1 began to read it. My thought were tl busied elsewhere. The words ' full and g free pardon * wore the first to strike my p preoccupied senses. They affected the bystanders more than myself. Yet so it ? was: I was pardoned for an offense I $ bad never committed ! g 44 Tlio real culprit, none other, it is ? needless to say, than he who had sought p ind abused my hospitality, had been b< mortally wounded in a recent affray in ft J listant city, but had lived long enough ?1 kb make a disclosure, which had been o laid before the governor barely in time to save me from a shameful death, and d rondemn me to a cheerless and burden- w romc life. This is my experience. My d judgment, as yours, in tlio caso before d us, leads to but one conclusion, that of bi the prisoner's guilt; but not less confi- gi lent and apparently unerring was the fi judgment that falsely pronounced my Y }wn." , o We no longer importuned our fellow- b juror, but patiently awaited our dis- o charge, on tho ground of inability to ? igree, which came at last. s: The prisoner was tried and convicted n it a subsequent term, and at the last h moment confessed his crime on the scaffold. A The Other Daughter. n During the war of the Revolution, " while the British occupied the city of " New York, an English officer of rank ? ?ave an entertainment to which several ri American officers, who were prisoners, ? were invited. Among them was Colonel John Lowry, of Concord, a man emi- ? lently distinguished for his bravery, and for lus many good qualities of head and j * lean, dui uncouin 111 speecii, unrefined r in manners, and not at all versed in the 1 polished ways of society. He liod been 81 i sailor in other years, and the stamp of v the sea was still upon him. The English ? ifflcer who was host of the festive occn- ji don had two grown-up daughters?one J: 5f them distinguished for her exceeding . ind faultless beauty, while the other was " not only quite plain, but had a glaring defect in one of her eyes. After the removal of the cloth many r' sentiments were drank, rfud among them u several highly complimentary to the ? beautiful daughter of " Our Host." Col. fj Lowery, with that chivalrous devotion to the fair sex which is characteristic of ? truly bravo men, feeling that the other 11 daughter liail lieen sadly neglected, when TJ sailed upon 4>y the host, gave as his ? sentiment? ' * Your daughter, sir." 11 " Which one ?" asked tho parent. " The one with the cock-billed eye, P rir /" c Well-meaning and gallant, but very 11 plain-spoken. E Taking Account of Stock. t< The New York Times, referring to c the fact that merchants are now busy tj taking stock to iliscovor their assets, and ( E balance their books for tho year, re- j w narks : " Tho probability is that the ' A itock-accounting this January will show i p > crn*nf. iln/?v.?oan iii lli. .inMi.iiif ^? t V ..v vtwvAVHOW All WHO (llliUUIlU U? ^WWUH j I' >n hand in the city. In the country, li too, stocks are generally light. This re- : ii iuction of stocks throughout the coun- ; h: try, the stoppage or diminished working tl time of the manufactories, and the dis- ol posal of the stocks in the hands of New 1 iTork merchants, have brought the mar- i & ket into a healthful condition, and pre- j ul pared it for rapid improvement in all its j p branches when renewed activity springs ii rap. This is a view of the situation that ; the business man has the best of ground tl for takinc. anil from which lm m? rrnfhr... justifiable) hope for the futuro, even o] though his balance sheet for the year i ci 1874 does not sliow that largo sum of 01 profit which it had displayed ou pre- o1 rious Januarys. I st MANUFACTURING INTERESTS. low Tlicy Appeared to nn Editor?Tlio Prospects Ahead. There are indications that some of our argest manufacturing interests begin to eel the relief of getting down to liard>an, says the Springfield Jtcjmblican. liero is great difficulty in securing a ontinuation of the agreements to curoil production. Those industries, paricularly, which have reduced wages bein to feel themselves in accord with the educed scale of profits and production, lie paper manufacture is no longer enried on at a dead loss, at least, and the otton mills are generally resuming full ime, with reductions in wages. The aarket for cotton goods has been reieved of the surplus and, in general, the extilo markets arc not overstocked with lanufactures. During the year, raw otton has fallen llj percent, in price,and lie manufactured article quite as much; >rown smseting, for instance, 12 J per cent., irints five or six per cent., and denims 2J. Both the manufacturing and the rading interest have weathered the .otible embarrassment of a dull year and great cotton crop successfully. Neverlieless, it is not to our credit that areign nations should still bo able to apply us with $23,239,000 worth of otton goods, as they have the past year, hrough the port of Now York alone. *liis is a reduction of $5,400,000 from lie importation of the same class of oods two years ago. Again, our exortation of cotton goods is nothing to 'hat it may become under fair financial onditions. All told, it amounts to only 3,000,000, and a very small share of this oes to the rest of America. Wo buy ! 80,000,000 worth of sugar and tropical rodnets from Cuba, for instance, and all her only $63,000 worth of cottons. Tow, it is evident that every breech- j lout and shirt in the American tropics j ught to come off from our looms. Improvement in manufacture is most iscerniblo in woolens, although the oolen manufacturers claim to be more epressed than the cotton. American ress goods and cloths are gradually aperseding the foreign. American Iks, too, are received with increasing ivor. The importation of silks at New ork for the past two years has fallen off ne-fourtli in value, and not, we suspect, l amomit, as the reduction in the price f silks must have sustained the total onsumption, if not increased it: It is iugidar injustice, by the way, that this lost serviceable of all fabrics should be abitually denominated as " gew-gaws." One of the most striking features of imerican manufactures at tliis moment i the rapidity of their western developlent. The prosperity of the West durag the past year has greatly aided that evelopment. The Chicago Tribune lairns that nearly the entire bulk of the eady-made clothing sold in that city, mounting for the post year to $12,000,00 wholesale, is made up in that city nd employs from 3,000 to 5,000 hands. 1 1 " ' * no vaiicugo manors coniorm tiie cliarcter of the clothing to the climate of lie consumer, whether it be Michigan or 'exas, wliile eastern makers attempt to trike an average, they say. The tirst 'estern felt-liat factory lias just been 1 pencil at Chicago. Nearly all tho men's i eavy wear of boots and shoes sold in lliieago are now manufactured there. ; 'his business has grown fully one-third ! 1 the past year, and competition with | lie East has been greatly aided by a reliction of 15 per cent, in wages. Tho eputation of St. Joseph-made boots is ot second on tho plains to thoso from ny quarter. The boot and shoe manuvcture is likely to tend westward, where lie hides aro and whero the leather will ltimately be tanned. A great cluster of on industries has gathered at Chicago, rlll/lll llOTTA ? ? 1UVII unvo piUUUUCU} mm JKWt y t'llT} 29,7'27,000 worth of goods, against 32,100,000 in 1873, the reduction being j i the price rather than in the quantity f the goods manufactured. Farm im- ! lenient,s and wagons show a great iurease, but carriages, which are of the ature of luxuries, a falling off; 15,000 capers have been mode, an increase of ne-third, which is attributed to the Inglish demand for American machines ) take the place of the striking agri- ! nltural laborers. This is a curious con- j foversy of private interests, that the , '.nglisli farm-hand, striking for higher ages and threatening to immigrate to i merica, should bo beaten out of his osition by American reapers and other roduct3 of Yankee ingenuity. We shall nally corner poor Hodge, and make him emigrate to us or starve. This theory as sorno contirmat ion in tin returns of us bureau of statistics, which show that f the $3,310,000 worth of agricultural nplements scut abroad, last year, I 171,000 went to England; $1,353,000 so went to Germany, doubtless dislacing some of the countless German , nmicrrants to this eonntrv. The wide geographical distribution of ?o few manufactured goods which we sport indicates that the whole world is pen to us, when we lmve reformed our irrency and moderated and simplified iir tan IT, ho that it will not defeat its ' tvn object. To give a few additional induces : 1*083 railroad cars went abroad, ' i last year, averaging about ?1,500 each in 1 value, some of them going to England and Germany, many of them to the Dominion, and 28G to Chili; of the ?17,700,000 of iron and steel goods, England took SI,'250,000, two-thirds of which j was steel, while Germany took about ; the same amount, two-thirds iron, and nearly every country in the world took some; $1,500,000 worth of sewing ran! chines is not included in the above, half i of which went to England and Germany. I We believe that without any legislation to foster special interests, but simply by our return to a sound currency, healthy , industrial conditions and honest admirt. istration, we shall be ablo to extend the sphere of our international trado vastly, i On the other hand, England is now in the depths of a coal and iron depression quite as great an that in America. Men ! are left out of employment by the hundred, though in some cases, by returning to ten hours a day and submitting to great reductions in wagei, works are kept open. At Sheffield this state of affairs is attributed to continental com pennon ana tlie introduction of msi chinery, as well as to the failure of the American market. The liammer-mcn, for instance, employed in the manufaen ture ?f iron rails, have been dispensed with by the introduction of machinery. The labor straits in South Wales and the north of England were not exaggerated by us in anticipating them, the other day, and at last accounts there was little prospect of a settlement. i Taking a Cold. i Tliis is the season for taking cold?first a few snapping cold days, then a long spell of damp, foggy weather, so mild tliat winter garments feel oppressive, and yet one does not dare to tako them off. When some unfortunate sits with throbbing brow, stuffed head, sore throat, and a vexatious little cough, , when alternate chills and fever fits rim over his whole body, and he feels " most miserable," if anything in the < world can interest him. it is the flood of i remedies suggested by sympathizing friends, or tlio "certain cure for colds which meets the eye in almost every newspaper of the day. Pages would not ? , bo sufficient even to give a brief-mention ^ of all these remedies?allopathic, homeo patliic, hydropathic ? for a " cold" is one of the most common as well as one of the most uncomfortable of the ills to which flesh is heir. Not long ago we read somewhere an article on " How to avoid taking cold"?a practical point W1 1 i A- ? ITIULU OC1JHFUUJ WUIU1I lltvl! to unuerstand for Ills own personal comfort. Tlie general idea advanced was tliat , when tho body is at its prime, with youth, vigor, purity of blood, and a good constitution on its aide, no ordinary exposure will cause any unpleasant effects; indeed, ordinary precautions against colds may bo disregarded without danger. But when the blood is impure, the body disordered, and the vigor of lift; begins to wane, then colds will be developed ofteu upon the slightest provocation and without any known exposure. It frequently seems as though no degree of care will prevent a person with a feeble constitution from '' taking cold," as it is termed. To be secure from this evil the vital processes must be strong and in healthy action. Consequently the best way to avoid taking cold is to build up a good constitution by obeying all the laws of health. Those who are permanently and incurably weak and feeble must doubtless submit to their fate. They must carefully guard against exposures?and even then will doubtless be afflicted with "colds." A Swiss Washerwoman. To a smoke-stained Londoner tlio exqmsite purity of the homespun Swiss linen is a constant wonder ami reproach. And yet scarcely a wonder, if he chance to sit by the lake side, say at Brieuz, on a sunny morning, and watch the proceedings <5f the little Swiss maiden in straw hut and block velvet bodice with the silver chains, who is plying her occupation of laundress. She had paddled her boat far out into the lake anil is letting it drift with the current. In the boat beside-her is a pile of freshly-w .shed linen, glistening like snoy in the . \rulight. But its whiteness does not i t"iit her. As the boat moves i rl t along, each separate piece of lint i; .. ? thrown into tjio lake ami trailed slo ,y through the blue water, blue as i -r puintad. Still she is not tpiite sutisfi d. She take : perhaps three or four handkerchief* iu her li:uid at a time, and literally throws them overboard iu such a manner that the speetotor on the bank emmet but breathe n fervent. hope that they may not, 1 >?? his own properly. Tint before he has time to frame his wishes into words slio bns vauglit them sign in with a dexterous sort of Icyerdcnutin, ami the process is repeated again and again. And all the while the black velvet bodieed maiden, with the glittering silver chains and pins, showy sleeves and round, white arms, if she be a true Brienz maiden, is singing like a very nightingale.