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E. A. WEBSTER, A. M. Editor.
?XB Corr, ONE Y KAU, - - - S ?2.00
Invariably in Advance.
And 1 will com?! near to yo? to judgement: mid
I will bi! ti -will ll'illii- against ll?' sorcer
ers, ami against iii'- adulterers, ?mil again.' '.
false swearers, mut again-t Unisu ll,at np
pruHS tim hireling in bis wages, ihe wittow
ainl llic latln-i 1>-. :in>l tb.>i lom aside tin- ,
stranger from Isis righi, aiel fear inti nie,'
muli iliy Loni ol' Hosts.-MAI. VIII. Ut, j.
Wo aro nr.i responsible for tho views ? t ntii j
Correspondents. i
Advertisement* to lie inserted in 11st? CTrr/XN
miiHl bc received liy Tliursday evening.
Advertisements inserted ?it One Dollar per
Inch, for the lirsl insertion. Kiirther leims .??AH
be lunion application to Hu- Ediloror Publisher.
ComniiiiilcatioHs on mailers of Stute or Local
Interest, respectfully sonrio-.I.
All order- for .lob Printing lett .it this bfllee
Will receive prompt attention.
Agents und Correspondents wanted in all
Towns of thc Colliny.
SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 1875.
The Legislature.
This body will soon meet tit Hie
.Slate capitol. Thc people arc look- ?
ing Toward to its meeting, with more
than ordinary interest, lt seems thal
our Governor lias not, as yet, signed
the tax levy bill which passed near
the close of thc last session. The
failure of Solomon's Bank, in which
thc Slate had largely deposited, has
afforded another excuse for non
payment from thc Slate Treasury,
and many who had claims against thc j
Stale arc short of payments from !
that source. Ko laxes can be levied
and collected while we have no law
to enforce it. Jt will require prompt
^station, or at least harmony bc
: w cen the executive and legislative
parturients of thc government to
* . i
. ' leve Stale finances by collection
taxes for the. present y?-?t
there is nu wisc ??oli tiny in ?ieg
'.ing to pay just uebis, ana it can- I
ti d, be wise for thc Stale long lo neg- \
t to put in operation thc means lo !
meet existing obligations. Thc
nion Herald in referring lo this
says :
"Wc have eight circuit judges and
one supreme judge lo elect. Thc '.
selection of these will test thc patrio
tism, capacity and wisdom of thc
members. Personal or political
sympathy ought not to be ihc sole
guides of a member in bis vote for ti
judge. To indict a venal or incompe
tent judge upon thc people is thc
worst political crime a party can
commit. Wc have faith to believe j
1 hat, schemes and. slates will be bro
ken, and each candidate will stand
upon bis record and Iiis merits when
thc test vote is taken.
Thc State House bas been brushed
np, the chairs have been mended,
liiere is fuel in the cellars, paid fur,
enough to keep all wann, without the
heat of d?bale ; the stationery is
ready to distribute, Joe and Jones
are on the ground, and everything be
tokens the beginning of a session,
and even an ill-used editor will bc
glad to sec it open.
Citizens Not free!
Thc Union Herald playfully asks
vs if we know of any American
citizens that arc not free? Wc think
we might find some of that sort. How
any man can bc free without pow ci
to act seems a mystery. Wc arc told
that knowledge is power, what snail
wc say, then, of those wdio arc trnui
elcd with ignorance, and have riot thc
ability to think for themselves, or
even to write their own names, bul
arc obliged to get others to think,
and even write for them, and, possi
bly to read and interpret the ballots
they cast? No bird can tty without
wings, nor even with them, unless bc
has learned how to uso them. Thc
chain of ignorance with which its vic
tims arc bound rnnnot, be in keeping
with dictate and aspirations of real
.SOMH; American citizens arc ihr
touls ot" party. They tamely work
under parly leaders, and i:i slavish
plight do their bidding. Any meas
ure is adopted that thc pally mhy
dictate, and any person sustained for
od ?cc who can worin themselves into
party nominations, whether wise or
foolish, honest or dishonest. Such
pel.suns enjoy nu more of real free
dom than the unfledged birds who oc
cupy the nests they foul, and Open
their months tamely to swallow all
that is olleied lo their indiscriminate
There are those who have become
thc slaves of some master passions
that they struggle in vain to resist,
who, like thc poor miser, doe? not
possess gold; bul the gold possesses
, him, ami in cringing obedience lo the
dictates of mammon, he is "starved in
this world, and damned in that lo
come." Others have fostered habits
until tliey are bound by ?ts fellers,
and, like the poor drunkard, they r?
solve in vain lo rid themselves of thc
coils of Hie monster that has grown
two powerful for their wasted ener
gies and depleted st length.
Thi' world is vet too lull (d' lliosi
who have made shipwreck of theil
, faith, and all that was once dearin,
the cherished inventory of virtuous
manhood, and are now floating on
the current of sinful indulgence,
dreaming ol' peace and safety while
sudden destruction is coming upon
Those who enjoy and follow the
dictates of genuine freedom arc not '
found in thc hannis of dissipation and
crime-they arc net thc inmates of j
our ?ails and prisons ; and knowing
the right they do not the wrong per
sue, but are true to Cod, themselves
and thc interests of humanity. Il is
a painful '?"".ohv?i ' '
I he Governor's Charleston Speech.
The Washington Star saws:
"Hie hearty reception given to
(iov. Chamberlain by thc chamber of
commerce of Charleston, and the con
gratulations he received upon thc
reforms ol'his administration and the
increasing prosperity of South Caro
lina, ought to cen voy a wholesome!
; lesson to tho northern men whom ac
cident has made chief executives ol
southern states. Governor Chamber
lain has apparently fulfilled his
pledges in good faith, and the result
is, that his labors in behalf ol' the
stale are fully appreciated by the
people. The case of Gov. Chamber- j
lain forcibly illustrates the truth of
the proverb, 'Honesty is the best pol- i
, ie}',' even in politics."
' We have no doubt our Governor has
1 faith in thal old proverb and thal he
will practice himself the same good,
doctrine lie so elegantly commends to j
thc attention of others. There is no
honest}' in the willful neglect lo pay
an honest debt. That our legislature
arc begining to appreciate that fact
appears in thc Tax Levy bill passed
at thc last session, at least in the
levy of one Milli of a mill to pay in
trust due on thc Stale Agricultural
College bonds.
Tin; XI.WS ,\ NI? Corni KU TO ur. Kx
i.AUOKl).-As many ol' our readers
know lhere is always something in
thc News and Courier worth reading.
Those who read it arc not obliged lo
endorse all it says. The publishers
announce its enlargement and say.
"Karly next month, wc hope lo
./reel our readers with a paper con
taining Hie equivalent of eight addi
tional columns of space. This will
enable us to do full jnslice to readers
! and advertisers alike, and to give a
I journal which we trust, will bc in no
respect unworthy of Hie prosperity
and prospects of Charleston"
We ave glad to notice this indica
tion of thc prosperity of the principal
?daily paper of the largest city of our
An Honest Face
\']\\ siognomy illustrates
..md character impresses
physiognomy. No man c
himself to lie mean sind ni
ami not show it to some
his very coiiiiteiiancc. It' a
sneak thief ami won kl put
in another man's pocket, to
let or steril trust Cu mis,
himself und his family, and
friends on stolen money,
fact <d" conscious infamy :
ness will lunn, not only in
science, if he has one, hut
his face and look out ii
eyes telling the painful ?
of his own heing. lt won
nate for some nu n we kn
South Carolina, il' they did
1 their characters to chang)
faces, and if they looked
men they would hardly 1
selves in a glass.
Thc reverse of this is t
cst man is likely to carr
lace. Thc one incident ii
ingstone thoimht he ?'ctl i
proud, is thoroughly eh:
and we give it in his owl
..( ; rnndfalhcr could gi
lars of the lives of his ai
six generations ol' the fi .
him : and the only point
ditton I feel proud ol' is
ol' these poor, hardy islan
novwied in the district foi
dom and prudence, ami
thal when he was on his
he called his children aroi
! said : 'Now, in my lifo '
searched most carefully
the traditions 1 could lim
i ly, and 1 never could d
there was a dishonest ma
forefathers. If, therefor
or any cf ?yoi11 ! " h . t,
. ' .
ti- lb n g lo you. . leav?
A writer in the Drill
says :
"This moral hchvloou
itv entered very deeply
tine of thc great tra ve
face, as we remember it,
1 with all its kindliness of i
a s.ort of troubled eames
look, as though thc upright
were nh*, ays on the wa
straightest way lo the e
It was not suspicion ; f<
discernment of character ??.
exercised in detecting .
truth rather than analy/.i
nipt motives of hypocritic
lint he did not regard an
; as an easy one. lt was
I ways thc "fight of faith,"
i speculative, but in a stir
1 cal sense. A nd lo a ge
I ?
nature which exercised J
charm over savage men, I
ostentatious hut ind?mita
that always .seemed stand
front with sonic invisible
Thc Bible and Intern :
'.Tho (bukest neighboi
I visited was in a narro
(."-, willi!>ul :i mini.1
:i church or Sunday scho<
Sunday is spent in lislii
I ing and nut gathering. I
j ley I called on a not orb i
und found him in bcd lr.
oil" the ell eds (d' a druid, i
With some clfort be. was
! come down from his chan
bc knew IK; looked ha.
ashamed to see us. I.
Hilde, but bad spent al]
and his neighbor who .
inc advanced two dollars
him an octavo copy,
knew it would be much be
lo give np diinking and la
I he Hillie. "Can you giv
ing?" I asked. "I must
or il will kill me." he
ie I s ?vc I can ?I 1 try." "Would you
'lither die than "ive it lil)?:' ! asked.
.No, J would rather give iL up than
lie,*' said he. "Will you sign a
?ledge if I write oner" I asked. Ile
;aid, "1 have half a mind to." "J
.viii write a pledge, if you will sign
t," I continued. "J will sign it for
JUC year,"' said lie. And he wrote as
follows : "I, li. F., do hereby pledge
my word and honor, that after Oclo
licr Isl, liJTi), 1 will neither touch,
.?ste, nor handle anything that will
intoxicate, for the .space of one year,
io help mc God." And lie signed it,
md his neighbor ami I signed it as
.fitnesses. By this time he was very
mich in earnest, ami he said, "I am
low in my right mind, and I know
.vhat 1 am doing. If 1 can keep that
pledge one year I eau keep it ten. I
will have Mr. S. to write, this pledge
on thc first blank page in this new
Bible ; and I will sign it with ink and
keep it where 1 can often look at it ;
?md if there is any strength or honor
?II mc, I '. iii keep it. I : ir. glad yon
.ame to see inc. I had no expecta
.ion of anything like this happening
.o-day. This is a good day's work
bi' mc. Give nie your address ; for
f 1 eau keep this pledge J shall want
.o write you a letter. . Will net my
loor wife rejoice I Will not my em
.lover be glad ! Ile talked of dis
charging mc, but now he will not
need lo do it. There is no man ii;
this valley that can earn more money
limn I can, if 1 only let liquor alone."
-Bible Agents' Report.
How to Get Out of it.
A man rose in the Fulton street
naycr-in .cling, w ho had been a
Irunkard for twenty years, and has
low been sober for four years, and is
w\ rn.<.. ('ji-;. i....... M.. e.(;,]
}ou got out of the nun I rallie?"
?No!" he answered, and I do not
know how to getont." "Well, I will
Lei I you. Koli your barrels into the
street, and knock in the heads, and
.vail? away from the trallie." ''Yes,
md leave 1113' family lo starve !"
'No! they won't starve in (putting
.vrong ami doing right. Get right
irst, and then ask for prayer to keep
?ghi." This ru nisei 1er is not two
squares from this meeting.
Another man rose and said he was
in ale-brewer, and he wanted to tell
>vual the Woman's Temperance Move
neilt had done for him. iil went
II to my place and looked around,
md I said this is all wrong ; and I
made up ::.;> mind lhere and then
Lhal I never would manufacture drink
or sell another drop. I just closed
up the place and walked ont-a 111:1:1
jut of business-and to that I will
,icver return. I am done with it for
ever. And all this 1 owe to the Wo
man's Temperance Crusade, as it is
culled. I want you to pray for mc.
I make a sacrifice, but 1 am willing
Lo make il. Fray for me."-Christ
Ian intelligencer.
Si o??i.s IM l.?KNi KS.-Il is thc
squall that upsets the boat, while the
Heady wind crowds hard upon it but
Duly drives it right along towards its
lesli ned port. The slow force of the
steady current may press il in vain
ugainst Hie dam, but once let the
pent-up waters above break awnj' and
colite willi a sudden burst, and yields
to thc instant pressure, and goes down
before the torrent. The slow, gentle
action of tlic electric current is harm
less, and often healthful, but the con
centrated Hash and burning bolt smile
to swift destruction.
So it is with sudden influences on
thc impulsive and impetuous natures
of mau. The. approach stealthily
and strike quickly. Unwatchful and
.'"."..are ol thc coming blow, wc arc
overwhelmed and Fa!!. Sometimes
Satan .strikes nt a man as thc light
ning slnkcs out ol" tho cloud. II?
sees not thc sinitting hand, he knows
not ol'?ts presence until he feels thc
livvy blow. Then it is that human
resolutions bend before thc hot blast
from bell. Thc struggle is often ter
ClIAUI.KSTON*, S. C., Kel). 1.*, lS7.r>
?in anil allia- 'ruc-.lay. Kobi uto y Ililli, ibu lui
lowing chances in sjclietlulu ul' tins Etontl wit
(ru mtii clii . i :
Leave Cluirlc-lnn - - . fi.iri A M
Ari'ivL' ?it Columbia . - - 1 j.r..-? |? Ml
Leave Columbia - - . .|.:10 |" Sj
Arrive ul Charleston - - - 11.45 |? y\
Leave 1 httrlcstnn . . . 7.PU J' M
Arrive ?it Charleston - . . (j.33 \ y\
(Suintays excepted.)
Lettre Charleston - - - r.oo |> M
Arrive al < iillllllbia - - - ll.:l(l .t .M
Leave i uliiinbiti - - - ?.'-? I' M
Arrive nt Charlosluil - - - U.;J5 A Al
|.?av<! < litirloslun - - - s.::o 1' M
Arrive at Chai lesion - - - 6.:?0 A M
Thc Cullimbin Dav l'iiPSOiificr Trains, which
leave al 7 A. M. ami arrive nt ll..Kl 1'. .M. will
(between Charleston um I ISranclivillc.) stop only
?it summerville ami Conrgo's:. This applies holli
(n (lu- iJ i> anil down lri|i .
liv (Iiis new Si-liciliilc ?i close coniiorti ?n will
be ?molo w ith the Charlotte, i oliaiibia :.u 1 An
ira ia I ?ail. nail at I bei r Cn - inti near Coln tullin,
which will a vi th I thc tr?ui.?!'cr tlirotijrh t ..' u.i itu
an?I trive us us utlick a si !ic<lille !.> Washington
an.! i ? t itt - Ninth as bv Hie nlli.M- route.
Slccpuur Cars ou ail nigh) train.. liairirai
chookoo llnbugL. ?. S. SOLOMONS,
.-. I!. I'H'KLNS, C. T. A. Sui.ci inleii.lent
Kel), Li.
Iii ovt;rv eoita'y Sa tn . ni.-:' ?tin', ilejlver L-OUIIK
tur lim nhl a- ; uti} lu! i . ? I. D I bm ?<? la ii:.'
eas.lt wa^es. Spi'.aiiiY, o::a? .o in every iiel^h
borli.i, !?>?' lae :i:.:ii person ot ullliei -o\.
yollllK ur nhI. : ac pie-, at?W li-!.-. . ir.-ul.ii-,
terms, i t. ., a eninplvlo oullll sent Krce ami |...-t
)iaii|. Sonji l'i r ii ai ?itie? tiwi iiittku tnoiicv ut
your hniii.". Aihlrc; ll. .L HA LL & Cu., i'i, ?.
I lo wanl street, Kaliiiiiui"., M.i.- nov.Kl i : :?in.
wc have just what you nedi. OtirUxll 'loiiiitcil
Chromos outsell nio tinier in lin; ina. kel. Mr.
I'er-nns writes : "I struck mn yest er. lay, nuil
by wiiil.im.' easy him" hours, cl?aretl if." A
lailj ha- Just rei iori ci I lier nruilLs lor the fore
i.n ?is live .I..liar.-: yesioiilav up to 1 o'clock
sill! i I. an.I -evi n ?mil a hall tlollni'S. We can
! |ii'ovc bevonil i|iii.'stiun that one airi-nt orilereil
I f'.lStHi ol' lliesi! cbroiuos in eleven working .lay-.
We have the lines! alni lalirc-t assortment ?ll
the I nitial Mate-: hun.Ire.I- ol' choice ? llbjcels
IVOIII whieli ii. select, We w ill semi yon an as
snrleil une hiiiiilre.l ni' the l.e-t sell iii {; on rc
ceil ! ol'six il?.Uar.-. Semlin your ol ?l?r nf give
us a call. sample bj mail J'?..or li for 1.
.1. LATHAM A: Co.,
?in Washington ?t., Ilusi?n, Mass.
I", o. llox JIM Oct. .tO-lSI-l III.
]>OOK AllliNTS ami CODI) > A LICS.M KN aro
> "CDININC- MON ICY" willi tho la mons.
;.' m .iv i
-i--: . '< i
tiler III pl'i-.i
" KL"LL l' A li ri' I'LA li- Kl sic ic. Aihlress
J. IS. KUKU A' Ct.)., I'liblishers,
.J7 I'ttrk I'iaee, New Volk,
i Nov. i:i i : it
4 I Cl -Tl's. 1!. KNOWLTON,
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Aliar ii ?* y t~? nt Hi ?I yy ?
Nu ., LAW UANOI':,
.Inly :;i 51-tl
TS'ol twy l*ul>Ii<*,
O r u n gel ?iii'g, IS. O
yj\ A. WHILST IC lt,
liu-iiicss faithfully and promptly at
tended lu.
? y y?" (>?-'rici: for tin- present in with A. li.
KXOWLTOX, /:>'/-,
Oratigebiirg, Jan. 2.'l, ls7.r>.
Attorneys at Law,
OIUccs at Charleston and Oraiigebug.
I-, I), I.WVKI.MI:.
*/^" Si.ccial attention given to thc col
; lection of claims and prompt return
! nindi:.
Ol angel.mg. .Mardi iii). I*7.">.
Dealer in ?di kinds <>i
Drugs and Medicines.
lu- Dukes has bad Nine Vears Kxpcri
j euee in Drugs ami Medicine? lind lliortiiih
|'v mulei--tamis Iiis liiisiiiess. Ile keeps
I constantly mi a large sill?ply ?I (..auls
; usually lound in ti
First-class Drug Store,
}Q" I'arcl'til attention paid lol he com
pounding ol' Prescriptions ami ?ul orders
promptly attended lo. Call on him ?tl
I his Popular J ?rug Sit.rc.
Oraiigchtirg, L'eb. Wi, \^">.
Ill I ?!?."WT-T I "Ul ? I III !? ? I I -I
-ADV E Ii T I S K M 1?: N T S.
Ci lt AND Ol'EX/xd i
I will open tliis morning a lot of the
Finest Teas,
over offer cd in this market, co si
Anti in order to cultivate a trade for
these Hue grades I ? ill sell them
V E Ht Y 3L, O AV .
I h?ve also received this morning another
car-load of
Solomon's Fairey Flour
Fresh ground and Made especially
for mc from the
Fillets! Selected Avisent.,
1 have never had n OOluplaillt of
this brand of ..our.
Inferior KEROSENE OIL ia so dan
gerous and so many accidents have oc
curred from its ust!, I have been inOuusd,
at thc repeated solicitation of my custo
mers, to purchase a supply of pure Oil
Of Vi i lire test. I will sell thia Euro
Oil cheaper than the same gracie of Oil
can be sold at in thia city. Families usc
ing this Oil are safe. Tho use of tho
common (. lils now
is equivalent to bringing into thc family
destruction and death!
1 have also received:
IO Tierces Fresh Cured Davis' Hams,
IO lioxes Cream Cheese, direct Lom
thc Dairy,
25 Firkins Goshen Rutter,direct from
the Daily, which has all tho
freshness and ilavor of the flow
5 Tierces of Baltimore Sugar-Cured
10 Barrels of Extra Mess Mackerel,
averaging twenty ounces.
2D Sacks Lagnnj'ra Codee, equal to
50 Sacks of assorted Rio, by last Rio
With a full supply of
Fro s'i iii I ? ? I.
My stock is full, willi prices low and
good times coming.
Thanking thc public for their very lib
end patronage, and soliciting its contin
uance, I will do my best to merit the
me .
Columbia. So. Ca.

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