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* 2 i^ER ANNUM, j- ?0n wjj mqvk indigs0i ubly firm. (*bd avi) nature bid tub bamf./' -| 3K ADVA'St'H
Is published every
$2 a rear, in advance?SI for six roonthp.
JOB PRINTING in it* all depai tmcitta
neatly executed. Give ua a call.
- Urangeburg, S. C.
Jas. F. Izlab. S. Dibble.
mch 6-lyr
Kirk Ro"binson,
B >oks, Music and Stationery, and Fancy
vir the exgtxe house,
mch 0
R. Hamilton, G. T. Alford & Co.,
6'?? periutenden f. Proprietorh.
.A. O T C> H S ,
Charleston, S. C.
Oraduntc, Baltimore Collcgi Dental
, Market rtrtet, Onr Store of J. A. IlumiUou
leb 14
W. J. DeTreville.
A T T O R.N E Y A T I, A1V.
Ortice al Court House Square,
Oiuugtbuig, S. (.'.
Charleston, S. C.
Orangeburg, S. 0.,
Office over store of Win. Will cock.
F. Fkusnkk. T. A. Dantzi.eu, D. D. S
web 12-omos
On MONDAY, October 15th, at lOVelock, A.
IL, I will nell at my auction room, one door
east of J/cVaster's.
A lot of Fancy Goods and Notions.
JcjBr"ltargniii(? may be expected.
Jfcay-Goodfi received till 9 o'clock on day of
F. P. BEAKD, Auet.and Com. Mcrch'f
I"Persons indebted t" me by open Account,
Note, Itond anil Mortgages or Lien, are
notified that they MUST make payment by the
ftrsl day of October next, or their papers will
be placed in the bands of my Attorney for eol
ection. 1 am in dead earnest.
I also ofler
At ten percent Discount on Cost,
Kituatcd in Orangcburg County, including the
property known as the Whit more Soap Factory,
ami other Ixils in the Town of Orangvburg,
also one valuable tract of land containing si x
hundred acres, situated in Aiken County. One
Phrce hundred acre tract situated in Lexington
County. One tract containing one hundred
and thirty acres situated on John's island. AW
of which lands were bought cheap and will I*,
?old for cash ten percent below cost.
Nearer Home.
One Hweetly sol emu thought
Comes \o mo o'er nnd o'er:
I'm neater home to-day
Than I ever have been before.
Nearer my Father's house,
Where the many mansions be ;
Nearer the great white throne,
Nearer the jasper sea.
Nearer the bound of life,
Where we lay our burdens down ;
Nearer leaving the crows,
Nearer wearing the crown.
* * * * *
Closer, closer my steps
Come to the dark abysm
Closer death to my lips
Presses the awful chrism..
Saviour, perfect my trust,
Strengthen the might.of my faith.
Let me feel as I would when I stand
On the rock of the shore of death.
[CiiAKonn Cross.
The Old Vassar House.
"Major, who occupies that old stone
house, among trees, out on the Cape?"
"You refer to the old Vassar House ;a
noble old place it ftsed to be," said tho
Major, thoughtfully. "There's a story
connected with it. "Would you like to
hear it, Mr. Evcsham?"
Evcsham nodded.
"Ten years ago," continued the Major,
"the old Vassar House waa the home of a
prosperous family. Ralph Vassar.was a
retired sea captain. He had a wife and
two children?a sou and a daughter.
The son, Vcre Vassar, went into the
tinny ; the daughter came, home from
school, a threat ncu-uty. Many parties
and much mcrry-mnking was the rcsul*
of Ilonorc Vassar's return. All the
young men were wild about her. I re?
member her. I don't wonder," mur
mured the Major, reflectively. "Well,
Miss Hcivorc showed her preference, by
and-by. Ii \fiis for a young captain who
came homo visiting with her brother Vcre.
It was often you'd sec Captain Ba I four's
great gray horse, with his silver bits, paw
ing up the soda under the trees of the
Vassar lawn ; for there was a military
post about two miles from hero, and the
young men were stationed there. In
about three months Miss llonore's en
gagement to t.lvc Captain was announced.
"They were to be married in a year,
but just before that the war broke out,
nnd young Vassar und Bai four were or
dered down ?South. Many tears and
prayers followed them,
Vcre Vassar was killed rig)?t oft'; but
every week letters came to Ilonorc from
the Captain. Then something happened
that created a great panic.
"The Vassar House was closed against
visitors. No one but the physician went
there. Mrs. Vassar and beautiful Ilonorc
had been seized by small pox.
"They got nurses,#nnd I expect they
had every care, but Mrs. Vassar died in
;rent agony on the tenth day. The
daughter recovered.
"But. from the day of her rising from
that sick bed no human being has ever
seen her face. We supposed it was hor
ribly disfigured, foVshe covered it with a
vail which is never removed. All mir
rors were banished from the house, at her
request. And when Captain Balfour
came, she refused to see him, or hold any
ewniHunication with him. lie was easily
repulsed, I fancy, for he went away and
married soon alter.
"A curse scented to have fallen upon
{the place ; everything went to ruin. The
old captain half lo**t his wits, and aged
very fast. He feels the change keenly,
and has a great horror of strangers. How
Ilonorc Vassar passes her time, year after
year, no-one knows, .She is never seen.
It would Heetn better to die than to lead
such a life/' concluded tho Major.
In npitc of the bright morning, Eves
ham fell into a gloomy reverie.
His new home, built in a fair garden
of roses' up the beach, was finished that
day. When he I ] dined he drove tn in
spect it. The building was of soft, ercam
eolorcd limestone, with French windows.
It bad been erected upon the sito of an
old mansion, and the grounds were under
elaborate cultivation. Along the paths
wove fountain basins, and arbors of wis
taria. Rank, dark ivies, shaded the beds
of japonicas and heliotropes. The birds
bred in tho aspen trees, and. the Septem
ber sky bent soft above much beauty, as
Evesham stood upon the lawn, idly
breaking roses, and looking thoughtfully
about him.
He had a home how* Years before he
had planned a home similar to this, fully
expecting to share it with one of the most
beautiful creatures God ever made. In
plain words. Mary Maples jilted himi
Then he banished all thoughts of a hoitio
nnd happiness. He became, a wanderer
upon the face of the earth?a self-in
dulgent pleasure seeker. Disgusted with
such follies, he had at length camo to-a
better mind. Satisfied that there Was no
Lethe in dissipation, he had dropped the
unworthy role, and returned to the high
purposes and pure aims of his youth.
11c had turned to his profession, the bar,
and already famed, was gathering laurels
for his brow. Yot an inexpressible wear
iness gathered in Basil Evcsham's eyes
as he stood upon his lawn, breaking the
yellow lmijirquc roses, that afternodn.
There, was a sad echo in the dainty
rooms?of mourn fulness in the sunny
study. To whom should he give the
roses when they were gathered ?
"It is a house, but not a home," hcsald,
throwing down the blossoms, with his
usual impetuosity, and striding away. ?
As he re-entered his carriage ho re
membered that ho had business in town,
lie should have barely time to attend^to
it before dark. lie turned his hor.s^?jj?
It was quite dark before he left thecity.
The roads were not familiar, and he took
the wrong one.
He bad just discovered his mistake
when he heard a voice singing.- S"> fine,
go sweet, s?7 clear Was the*voice, that it
seemed to Evesham like a Lurlcy's cry,
and he whipped his horses away from the
spot as if he feared some enchantment.
Altera full half hours drive about, he
discovered his hotel.
A fearful storm of wind and rain came
up at midnight. Evesham was awakened
by a knocking at bis door.
"Mr. Evesham, will you please get up?"
called the Major. "There is a man here
in great trouble, and I want your ad
Eve-ham hastily dressed and descend
ed. He groped his way through the daik
house to the great dining hall, where
lights glittered, and where several persons
surrounded a shaking old man.
"When did she go, sir?" asked one of
the hotel servants, respectfully.
"She must have gone last evening. She
often roves about the house after it is
dark, but .-be never goes beyond my sight.
But 1 thought she was in her room last
ev( ning, nor cid I miss the b >at until the
rain woke me in my bed, and I went to
her door to see if she heard it?for she
Butters much in thunder storms?when I
found she wasn't there. I searched and
called, all in vain. At last I found the
wherry gone, and then, sirs, I knew I
must come for help. My servant is old.
1 never disturbed him in his bed, but
came down here where 1 knew there wero
strong and ready men.
"You sec, sir," sail the Major to Eves
ham, "Miss Vassar is lost. She is prob,
ably drowned," he added, in an under
tone. "S'ay hero, sir," laying a kind
hand on tho pitiful, shaking figure of the
old lather. "My men will give you dry
clothes, and make you comfortable, while
wo do all that can bo done."
Evesham. the Major, and three of tin
men, wont out upon the sands. Tho sky
was dark as pitch, the rain driving.
"Gad! a woman out such a night iw
this! But she must bo dead 1" said (lie
Major. They set three boats afloat, 'Hie
Major and one of his men went ovvi to the
various landing places along the cane,
two of the men rowed toward tho old Yas
sar House, while Evesham scarchcdalong
4,,.e shore, They parted in ominous Sill
ness, but soon the water resounded with
their calls.
The sounds separated and grew fainter.
The sea sullenly washed the sands. All
else was still. Twice Evesham put ashore
to some dark object, and found only the
brown rocks. He was soaked by the
ruin, and chilled by the blast. Of course
the'womau must be dead. She could not
be living after so long an exposure.
He rowed his boat against a snag, and
set her leaking at last. Then he was
obliged to put ashore.
As he stepped upon the enuds, his foot
touched some yielding object. Startled,
he stooped down, and placed his hand
upon a cold face and soft human hair.
With an involuntary cry he dropped upon
bis knees, and found the inanimate body
of a woman, sunk in a bed of sea weed,
stretched beneath the pitiless night-sky.
He was a mile from the hotel, but close
at hand a light bufned in the shanty of
one of the boatmen. Lifting the iensuoss
form, he bore it into the light of the blaz
ing lire upon old Levi's hearth. The men
flong down their curds, and sprang up,
awe-stricken. Evesham himself paused
in astonishment as .his eyes fell upon the
lace and figure he bore. No marble was
fairer than that lovely, senseless counte
nance, no lips sweeter, no hair a more
lustrous gold than that which swept in
glittering waves to the very floor.
"It is Miss Vassar!" murmured old
Lovi, bewildered. "I haven't seen her
these nine years."
They laid her before the fire, covered
her with hot blankets, and forced brandy
between those exquisite, pale lips.
She opened her eyes at last, raised her
head, and looked around her, bowildcred;
then, with a cry, covered her lace with
'?'Who lias saved so fngh'tlula creature
from death ?" she cried.
Evesham was bewildered, but one of the
old boatmen roughly snatvhed a
small mirror from the wall, and held it
before Miss Vassar's face.
"Sure," lie cried, "there's no signs of
small pox about ye now. Your skin is
as clean as the leaf of a lily. If you'd
but ha' kept a glass before you in the old
house, ye needn't have shut verseif up
away from the world this many a year
Miss Vassar looked within the mirror
and burst into tumultuous sobs. The
torn lace of her Vail was yet tangled in
her hair. She plucked it out and threw
it from her.
"You think me silly, you rough, honest
men, to care so much about my looks,"
she sobbed. "But, oh.it would be dread
ful to sec eyes that bad shone with pleas
ure upon you turn away in fright and dis
gust?horrible, to be loathed by those who
loved you. Oh, I thank God for giving
me back my old face!" And the old
boatmen turned aside with tears in their
In the morning Miss Vassar was able
to be removed to her own. home. Eves
ham accompanied her.
He cnnie often to the old Vassar
House. He could not forget that ho had
once held all that loveliness close to his
Miss Vassar was grateful, and tho sun
shone for her again. Lifo was no longer
a horrible nightmare, but a sweet reality.
And by-and-by she put the orange flow
ers of a bride over that glory of hair, and
promised, in calm content, to love for aye
tho man who had saved her life, and who '
worshipped her.
Ami in the new house, in the old gar
den, Evesham has discovered who sings
as sweetly as a Lurley.
Foil Gov'Kitxow.?Holding it to be the
sacred duty of tho honest and true men
of South Carolina, who are opposed to af
filiation with either faction of tho Radi
cal party, and who will not support the
nominees of either Regidars or Bolters,
to organize at once and place candidates
ot their own in the Held, wo suggest the
name of General dames Chestnut, of
(anulen.as a man possessing* every qual
ification for tho position of Governor, and
one to whom all classes of the communi
ty could commit their interests with
aafety.?SUMi'Eit N iswa.
Appointment of County Chairmen. |
Columbia, S. Cy, Sept, 10, 1872,
Under the icsolutidfts adopted by the
State Democratic Executive Committee,
the following gentlemen are appointed
County Chairmen. They are charge'd
with the local organization in the respect
ive counties, and are requested to com
rnnnicnto with the Central Executive
Abbeville?J. 8. Cothran.
Anderson?J. A. Hoyt.
Aiken?W. P. Finley.
Barmvell?G. B. Lartigue.
Ber.ufort?Wm. Elliott.
Charleston?G. H, Walter.
Clarendon?B. Ii. Barron.
Chester?W. A. Walker.
Chesterfield?E. W. Duvall.
Colicton?J. J. Fox.
Darlington?F. F. Warlcy.
Edgeficld?W. T. Gary.
Fairfield?J. H. Rion.
Georgetown?B. II. Wilson.
Greenville?Wm. Beattie.
Horry?J. T. Walsh.
Kcrahaw?J. B. Kershaw.
Lexington?II. H. Mcotze.
Lancaster?J. D. Wylie,
Lnurcns?J. W. Ferguson.
Marion?A. Q. McDuffie.
Marlboro?J. H. Hudson.
Newberry?Simeon Fair.
Oconcc?R. A. Thompson. *
Orangcburg?J. F. Izhir.
Bickens?R. E. Bowcn.
Ricldand?John McKenzie.
Spartanburg?J. II. Evins.
Sumter?T. B. Eraser.
Uuion?R. W. Shand.
Williamsburg?S. W. Maurice.
Y o rk?Cad w al 1 ad e r J o nes.
Crrm State Dem. Ex. Cbnrfr^
Greuiey on the Question of Color.
Grccley discussing the question of col
or, said: "Fellow-citizens, if our move;
inent should prevail, as I trust it will, we
will sweep away all this refuse of lies in
three months, and will say to the colored
men we proffer you nothing except the
protection cd'the laws, the same for you
as lor us. You have your living to earn
as well as we have. You will have to
use all your abilities, all your energies,
all your (acuities and make tho most of
them you can. If the laws do not favor
you they will thoroughly protect you,
and in three months, if we succeed, the
colored people will be so disabused that
some men can never deceive them again
?uovor again. But suppose we fail, and
we may fail if the colored men do not
believe that power is against us, that mon
ey is against us. If they do not realize
that the Treasury, the army of one hcrt
drcd thousand office-holders are all band
ed against us in force. They believe we
cannot overcome them or they would not
be so universally hostile to us. They
think we cannot succeed, and they want
to be upon the winning side. That is a
part of it, but they are also deluded in
regard to our purposes. We say we arc
not your enemies, wo will not be your
oppressors, we will not, though you have
done us injustice, wo will try as well as
we can to have your children educated
and enlightened, so that the mistakes
you have made cannot be made over and
over again.
"The Real Issues."?The Now York
Herald says: "The real issues upon
which the Liberal Republicans and Dem
ocrats combined are popular. These are
tho restoration of the South, amncuty,
harmony of the two sections* of the coun
try, relieving" tho Southern States from
the rule of ignorant negroes and carpet
bag plunderers, economy in tho govern
ment, civil service reform and other re
forms which the regular Republican ad
ministration party has refused. Those
were the great and overshadowing issues
inaugurated by the coalition. They
ought to meet with popular favor all over
tho country."
The Now York Sun says the Adminis
tration expended 8800,000 to carry North
General A. R. "Wrighthas been nomi
nated for Congress from the Eighth Geoi
gia District.
The Hon. B. P. Perry has formally
accepted his nomination for Congress
from the 4th Congressional District.
No one wishes to have a bald head,
but no one wishes to lose it when he has
Nitric acid will produce a black Bpot
on steel. The darker,^ho, spot, the' har
der the steel. Iron remains blight when
touched with tli? acid. |
General P. B. Young has been
nominated for election to Congress in the
Seventh District of Georgia.
The prisoners in the Oregon Peniten
tiary aro divided on ,Greeley and Grant,
with the chances in Grant's favor.
The Geneva arbitration awarded 151
millions to the United States in satisfac
tion of the Alabama claims.
Milton Kennedy, Editor of the So. Chris.
Anvocnte, who has been confined to his
bed for some time, is slowly recovering.
We trust he will soon be fully restored
to his wonted health.
A lady, who says that her opinion is
based upon a close observance, says that
men, as a rule, regard their wives as an
gels for just two months?namely, a
month before marrying her and a month
after burying her.
After the first of October those persons
who hold revenue stamps no longer re
quired in use, may claim back from the
I Revenue Commissioner 95 per cent of the;
' lace value oTthe amountT*
"Six feet in his boots?" exclaimed
Mrs. Beeswax ; "what will the impudence :
of this world come to, I wonder? Why,
they might as well tell me that the man
had six heads in his hats."
We learn from the Winnsboro' News
that Jackson Brooks, colored, who es
caped from the penitentiary several nights
since, was overhauled Tuesday by officer
Potect, of the police, and lodged in the
guardhouse to wait the proper requisition.
A correspondent of the ?-onntry Gen
tleman had four horses that contracted
the habit of crib-biting. He painted the
wood work of the .-table with crude petro
leum, and was amused by the grimaces
of the animals over the smell and taste
but rejoiced that in his case it effected a
Tun North Carolina Election.?
It appears from a published letter from
Judge A. S. Merrimon, late Democratic
Conservative candidate for Governor of
North Carolina, that he will contest tho
election if sufficient evidence of fraud is
collected, of which ho seems to entertain
no doubt.
Internal Rev exvk Stamvs.?'This
is the fast month that internal revenue
stamps will have to be affixed to legal
documents, as the new law abolishing all
stamp duties imposed by rcheduleB. ex
cept the tax of two cents upon bunk
checks, drafts or orders, takes effect en
the 1st of October.
Tin: Statu Eeuction?)?On the third
Wednesday of October next, the poojdo
of tho Stute will ix? called upon to vote
for State and couu'y officers, and to voto
for one or against two amendments to
the State Constitution, which will be
submitted for their ratification. The first
amendment proposes to change the day
of the Stato elections from the third
Wednesday of October to tho first
Tuesday after the first Monday, the day
of the Presidential election. Thesecond
amendment proposed, prohibits tho con
tracting of any State debt except for or
dinary current expenses, unless ratified
by two-thirds of the qualified voters of tho
State. T;_ supposed that these amend'
incuts will be unanimously adopted

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