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Now that the holiday season is ?over and everything has gone pros perous and happy; every one hotter ?oft", and a bright fertile year ahead, ^at no period in the history of our business life have we boon so thor oughly prepared to inset the wants ?f the trade and the requirements of the people, as we nro now. We shall ?continue to place upon our counters iYom day to day, bargains in every depat tmeut at LOWEST PRICKS, -and shall always be found using our best endeavors to prevent extortions ?and uphold the CASH SYSTEM. Our entire stock is now offered at. .REDUCED PRICES. We ask 3 on to call and inspect our igoods. Wo guarantee to please as to ?quality and price. Look rait fully over this list of a few articles mentioned : "Gents i Hose, white, 5 and 10 c. striped 12 J solid colors 12] double licel & toe 12-J -Ladies hose, white, 8, 10, 121. ?* striped, 10 " solid colors, 12! " balbriggau, l.~> " " finest quali ty, 25 '< hildren's hose, coin led, ?, 8, 10, 125 Ladies, uauntlcls, dark colors, 30 c. *? Berlin gloves, embroidered backs, '.)~> " kid cloves, 4 bid tons, "best makers, 75 "Gents buckskin gloves, lined 75 driving ?? *>3i) Derby suiting, 10 figured, 12 J 'Cashmeres, beautiful colors, 103 Merinos, beautiful colors, 1(5 T'lanncls, red, while and b'uc, 2~> Lo 35 cents. > 1 I Ys-, (iv prclly.'riO 0 1 adies Hoods, new styles, 40 cooking Glasses, liureiiu si/.e, SI " 1 x Ira la ige $1.00 " oval frames ?0 and 80 cents ?ilvir plated lea spoons, 81 25. Table " 1.70 '* Forks 1.75 " Knives ?.75 Glass Setts, handsome, -I pieces, 50 Glass Preserve Stand.-, Ii0 ?Goblets, 75 ct per do/. Tumblers, (>(),%: t, per ilnz Lamps front 25 tn 75,cts Large assortment Ladies, Gents and Children's Shoes from the finest to thn cheapest, Men and Boys Hats, 40, 00, 7."), I 00 1.25 to Si} Men and Boys Gaps from 25 to 50 Fancy Box Paper, luv elopes and Stationery. Agent for Ihc Largest Tobacco Factory in the United Stales, ' we uffcr bargains in this line. Agent for Manufacturers of Soaps and Conccu rated Lye, we defy com petition. We have the Largest and Cheap est Stock of BROOMS AND BASKETS iu the Market. Agent for the Celebrated Town Talk BAKING POWDERS. These Powders have stood tho Test by the best Chemist, and pronounced PURE; when bought in cans. Prof. Idott, the Leading ( hemist of the World, says the worse adulterations occur when Powders nie sold loose or in bulk. Rein ember this and gel TOWN TALK from Headquarters Your attention is asked lo the re duction in our CARPETING, put down to 25, 35, 40 ecu is. Pocket Knives from 5 cts. to $2.. Buggy Whips, 25, 50,75 cts., ?1, $1 25 $2. ours respectfully, C. D. KORTJOIIN. IST Always notice this COLUMN CHEAP GOODS. wild! Iii Announces that lie has returned from NEW YORK ami would call special notice to having the LARGEST. CHOICEST, MOST SELECT and COMPLETJ2 ASSORTMENT of IY Specially adapted for Spring and Summer wear, of the Latent Importations, and all of the Real Novelties of the Season, all Selected with great Care as to liest Quality and LOW PIUCES Grand display of Novelties in IVHESS GOOD? At the well known popular 'EMPORIUM'' Price* ,-. Aft pieces Hamburg Embroideries <il ** *)UU cents per yard and upward, the greatest variety ever d lie red. Torcben, Languid oc, Vermicelli, Breton 1'oint l)'Esprit, D'Alemt>u, Span ish and other I.acts at Equally bow I'l ice."; 7 LEG A NT NOVELTIES in made rp _j bace Goods, ?Fishus." Tics, Hollies, Aprons, Ac, Ac, it will make you feel good to lake a look at them. UNEXAMPLED profusion of the miw cst Styles in Cringes. (limps, Tats els Silk Girdles. Ihittons. Hihhnns, Corsets (?loyen, I :itli?-s i.ml Children's llbisory Handkerchiefs, all new and Great Bar irains. Fast Color and New Style Calico 5 eN. Fine Yard Wide Kigurod f'anihrios 0 ets. beautiful Fast Color Yard Wide Lawiis S cts. Cj PKCI?L Bargains iii all kinds of Ifoiise C7 keeping Goods, s"ch as Toilet <>uill?. Shcelingsi Towels, Doilies, fable Damasks, Cratches^ .Vc TELEGANT assor'mcnt of Fans, Parti .1 J ?bis and .w?k Umbrellas. SHOES for everybody in all the New and Handsome Styles for Slimmer wear. CIL ITHLVii fur Hoys Youths oml Men / in all the Latest Styles, in Hreat Va riety and til the Lowest possible Prices. SHIRTS, Underwear ami Furnishing Goods. An unequalled line of these Goods boiight direct and only from life il/amifaetiirers. A full line of the (Jclebra tetl Cosmopolitan Custom ?Shirts, Collar-; and ("nils. Hoys Shirts, Mini's Fiiie Neck wear, Silk Hani>!|tereliiefs, tve. The very liest Uli laundered Shirts at 50, 75 els and $|. Special sixes made to ortler. All sizes of 1'I'll in OS for l'icturcs Ami Chrbiuusi The Light Running l>?>lllOK|ic Sewing .Iii stcla in<\ Needles. Oil, Attachments and Parts ol every Machine in Use. illnio. l>ciiloi ost's licliahlc Paper Fashions.] I) LA IN, (lucked and Fancy Malting just as Low Priced as any in the United Stales. flr/Y" In short I guarantee that everybody shall he pleased, having the goods by the lens of thousands, and Styles by the score, have lliu'ii for old and young, for rich anil rich anil poor, for pretty and plain. I am prepared to furnish every lady und gentle man with ni?t what she or he wants, and at just the price that .-nits. COME AND SEE I 'flic Hoys and Girls arc requested not to miiis calling for New Cards for their Scrap Hooks and Idllections GREAT [ DKY GOODS EMPORIUM I LINKS UN MAUT GARY. BY JAM CS ?. TR.VDEWBT.il, JB. The proimd Etigle of l'dgefield i3 cold in Iiis grave; His tree pinions are fettered ill last, And the liravc heart that nothing on earth could appall llnsyeildcd to death's icy blast. The hearts of his soldiers are stricken with t rief And filled with (he deepest regret, For full well ijicy know what a friend t i i c-^ Im*, e lost - V\ hilt a bright constellation has set. AM silent and still is his eloquent voice; ( old in death is the warri.u-'s hand; Tlie eagle forever has taken Iiis Ibght, <i?id i>raut,lha far better land; Ami "ve who so often have Itdlowcdliisphutic As it waved in the trout of tlie ti^.a, Can true witness hear to a Hplun lid career of this brilliant and chivalric knight. As a leader of men he had Rcarsely a peer. In S: ate-cm ft, oh forum or Hold; And he died as he lived?a true knight with out fear, V? ith no sinister baron his shield. Wherever in battle we saw h'n proud phime There we knew was the deadliest light: Auel lie ne'er scut his men, l>m himself led (lie way? An heroic sind well approved knight. May lie peacefully rest?his warfare is o'er, '1 lie eye of the Lagle is dim; His clarion voice, we shall never hear more Carolina will long mourn for huh. And well may she mourn for her warrior sou; Ami nis name and his lame shall not die As kmg as our llag bear, a pametto tree, Or the Southvrii cross gleams in the sky He s'eeps liti last sleep: the soldier's at ry'iii; The long roll can awake hiai no more; And in .Marl Ibiry'a breast throbbed as knightly a heart As Kiclinrd of Kiiglaud e'er bore. His soldiers hismcinry will ever keep bright (iuard Iiis lame wiih ntfeclion and pride And recount lo llieir r?ri? the brave deeds ol the man ? How lie fearlessly lived, fought and died ?S'ljejepi Genera', in peace; your briglitgleani mg binde Slio..c o'er inanv a red hiittle-plaiii; rite charge iij your squadrons, the cheers ol your me.i, (.'annul call you lb glory again. ?NVt'hiuvur ugum .di--,U llut pr.iud.ivigli: star lie forever lias loldeii Ins wings. Mis eyrie is vacant, bis weal or Ins woo liest alone w ith ihe great King ol Kings. Til!} UiRJliV CLUE. ICtlitov Gmuijdii'rtj 'J'iutcs: ll seems to mo that people are working in the wrong direct ion in ihe eriisndc against liquor dealers, l um not a litpiur dealer and would not ue one under any consideration. 1 adinii that druntycnness is a terrible ?-i iine. and its prevalence must be checked, and no one would gb flirt her in cheeking I lie evil than the humble writer. Hill what is l he correct plan'; Prohibition, in my; opinion, is inad visable, aiitl again, ii is punishing the iiiiu cent fur the guilty. Haidng tlie license, on tbeblhcr;h.tnil, (Lies notdiminishiUiOjoVil. it only de nies monopolies by putting the busi ness in ihe, hands ofn few. The true plan appears to me to be to legislate against the drunkard in stead <d' Hie whiskey seller. Aich should not be treated as childreii, but as responsible agents, and every thing might to be done to cultivate and streng!lieu the selisO of indi vidual lesponsibility. Lei; it. be known aiid felt thai nobody has a r ght to gel drunk and endanger the peace of the community tiny more titan he has the right to steal. If a man is caught drunk on the streets, or if he creates a t u rtuoil in his hdtisc, let him be promptly taken tip and suvercly punished by line or im prisoninciii, or in aiiy other way that l ho law may fix. Ii is said by sonic I hat tlie passion or taste I'm' liquor is so great that no punishment will clu ck I he drunkard, tracts prove to the contrary. The laste for liquors is only partial, hill there are passions which arenhiver sal. and to which t he tempi at ion is over present, and yet the criminal in diligence of which is rare. And why'/ Hceaiisf it, is punishable by lynching or by certain death by leg al means. So much for ihe dignity, the severity, und the promptness id' the law. The punishment for drunk emit ss may not be assevcie, but, if it is e pia'ly as prompt and certain, ji considerable eure may he cilcctO I. I like to seen man treated as amoral being. Let us make men out. of our fellow-mortals. A j.niA. The minister asked the. Sunday school: "With what, remarkable weapon did Samson at. one lime slay LMiirisUiies?'' For awhile there was no answer, and the minister, to as sist '. he children a Iii t ie, commenced lapping hisjawwith the tip of his linger, at (dip same lime saving: "What's this?what's this?" Quick as thought, a little fellow quite inno cently replied: "The jawbone ol'an ass, sir." MIL1 HO YE Y?U.U FARMS. Let our people devote more of their attention to improvement and ma terial development, and less to poli ties, and ii will be better for our country,. Wo have inndc vast strides in farming, but there is more yet to 1)0 done. It would pay us if our fields were made like garden spots. If we can malic one acre produce what twro.or three now produce, il would ?o easy to calculate what we would save in the expense of labor. Why spend the labor on two or three, acres Uk make what one acre can make? Besides this, wo should introduce machinery to manufacture what we want at home. We spend too mtroll for Northern articles. It should be the pride of every farmer to innkf his farm .self-sustaining. In this way we will build up the South. INGKIISOLL OX STINGY MEN. 1 depisc a stingy man. ] don't see how it is possible for a man to die worth five million dollars or ten riiU iioii dollars in a city full of want , when In; meets almost every day the wi. ho red hands of beggary and the white lips of famine. How a man can stand all that and hold in bis bands twenty million dollars or I hirly milliondollars is pant, comprehen sion. I do not see how be can do it. I should not think he could do it atiy inure t ban he could keep a j^ile ol lumber w hen hundreds of thous ands were drowniny, in the sea. Do you know that I have known men who woe.! 1 trust their wives with their hearts and homes, and not their pbekot-book?not with a dollar. \Y hen 1 sec a man of that hind I a I ways think be known what is most valuable. . Think of making your wife a beggar. Think of her ticking you every .?luv for a dollar or two or to luinibly beg*fpr fifty cents, "What did you do with that) two-dollars I gave \h>u r1" Think of her being a iVahbjof- yf)tt. . W haU-kind of -cliilcl l eii^^^ujLjxp^ct to* iuivc wUlLaMfeg-, gar :.iid a toward Porst*1mottierTT^I tell you if you hnVe but a dollar in the world, and you have got to spend if, spend ii like a king: spend il as though you thought il were a dry loaf, and you were the owner of un bounded forests. That's the way to spend it. 1 bad rather be a beggar and spend niy last dollar like a king thaii to bo :i king and spend nty moiiey like :i b.'ggar. I fits got logo, let il go. Got the best you can for your family and look as well as you Cabyourself. Whvnyottusod to go courtinghow nice you. looked! Ah. your eye was bright, your stop was light, and you just put on the best you could. Do you know thai il is iiisuflernl'de egotism in you to Supi pose that a woman is going to love y u-always looking as I ad as y? tt can Flunk of it ! Any woman on earth will be true loyou forever when you do your level best. ill)IV TO 1)111 YK A HEX. When a woman has a hen to drive into the. coOp, .-be lakes bold of her skirts with bot Ii hands, shakes them quietly at the deli.upicnl, and says, ?\S!nn>. iber? !" The hen takes one look at theobject to convince herself thai ii is a woman, ami then stalks majestically into the coop. A man doesa'tiio thai way. He goes out doors and says: '?! ? is singular lib body can drive a lien but me," ami picking up a slick of .wood, burls ii at the oll'ending biped, and observes: "Gel in there, you thief." The hen immediately loses her reason aim dashes to the other end of the yard. File man straightway dashes after iier. She comes back with her head down, her wings out, and followed by an assortment of stove wood, fruit chits and clinkers, and a very inntl mail iii the rear. The shu skims under the barn, and over a fence ni t wo. ami around t he house ami blick again to tin? coop, and all (be while talking as only an excited hen can talk, and all the while followed by things convenient, for hand ling, and a man whose coat is on the saw-buck, and whose hat is on the ground, and whose perspiration has ho limit. By I his.lime the other hens have come tail, to take a hand in the debate and help dodge missiles, and the man saysevery lieu on the place shall be sold in the morning,ami puts on Iiis things and goes down the street, and Ihejvbihan lias every one of those hens boused and counted in two i n i 11 u I .? s.?Muliilti Ji/ i/isti r. Horatio Seymour recently said, speaking about Gartteld: 1 have Very little faith in men who quit preaching for polities." Tito value of the Church properly owned l?v the Baptists of the United States is estimated at ^0,000,000. IMMIGRATION, Editor Oraiiycburg '/Vines: For t liu past 15 years, attempts have been made to brin^ I mod grants into our Slate, am! eaeli Lime failure has boon the result. The Legisla ture has made an appropriation cd' $10,000, but we see little good re sult yet. Would it not bo a good plan tor a few communities to jpib in and raise:) \'\dh\. and send a com pu tent man lo New York to select such Immigrants as would be desirable to have. This in a Cor should be pro perly brought before the public through the proper channels, and there will be uodiilicuity to get the l ight sort of Immigrants such as will slay with us. Farm eu) THE QUEEN <)V HOME. Honor the dear old mother. Time has scattered snowy Hakes on her brows, plowed deep furrows on her cheeks, but is she not sweet and beautiful now? The lips are thin anil shrunken, but those are the lips which have kissed many a hot tear front the childish cheeks, and they are the sweetest lips in tbe world; the eye is dim, yet it glows with the soft radiance that can never fade. Ah, yes, she a dear old mot her. The sands of life are nearly run out, but, feeble as she is, she will gc further and reach down lower for you than any other person on earth. You can not enter a prison whose bars can keep her out! You cannot mount a scnllbbl Loo high for her to reach that she may' kiss ami bless you in evi dence of her deathless love. "When the world shall*despise and forsake you; wheL it leaves you by the wayside to perish unnoticed, tin; dear old mother will gather you in her arms and carry you honte and tell you of all your virtues until you almost forget your soul is disfigured by vices. Love her tenderly, ,and cheer the declining years with' holy devotion. * " ' THE"REASON 'WHY- ' -?' Ctin anybody tell why, when Eve was manufactured from one of Adam's ribs, a hired girl wasn't made at the time to wait on her? Wc can easily! Because Adam never came whining to Eye with a ragged stocking to be darned, a col lar string to be sewed oh, a glove to be iueuded, -'right away, quick now!" liecausc lie never read the newspaper until the sun got down behind the palm tree, and ihen stretched him self, yawning, out, "Ain't supper most ready, my dear:" I le made the lire and hung over the tea; kettle himself, we'll venture, and pulled the radishes, and peeled ihe bananas and did every tiling else that he ought to! HO milked the cow and fed the chickens, and looked after the pigs himself, lie never brought home half a dozen todinner, when Eve hadn't any fresh pome granates and the mango season wa Over! He never stayed out, until II o'clock to a "ward meeting." hurrah ing for the candidate, ami then scold ing because poor doer Eve was sit ting tip and crying' iiiside the gales. I'o be sure he acted rather cowardly about apple-gathering time, but then that dOh't depreciate his gener al helpfulness, 'about I he garden! He never played billiards, nor drove fast horses, nor even choked Eve with a cigar smoke1. He never loafed around corner groceries while solitary Eve was rock ing little ('an. s cradle at home. In short, be didn't think she was spe chilly created for the purpose of waiting on him, and wasn't, under I he impression that it disgraced a man to lighten his wife's cafe's a little. That's the reason that Eve did not need a hired girl, and we wish it was the reason that none of her fair de scendants did? Tin: Foirrnv or Fa i; mi no.? It is in strict accordance with the nature of things that. Will Carleton, who has written such sweet ballads of farms, farm life and families, never owned a farm, nivor lived on one, and never had any wife or family. No man who ever lived and worked on a.farm could extract poetry from breaking your back with a scythe, wearing out your running gear behind a plow, break ing unruly steers, milling dirty cows with the mercury below zero, pick ing dead sheep in winter, and sleep ing ill tin; barn in summer to get rid of t he mosquitoes. There is no poe try about it. I'll leave that to any farmer. The only people who can get, poetry out id'farm life are those who never saw it, and the imagination of such would extract.an epic front the life of a car driver. MONOPOLIES. The great tendency of our country now, .whether it be from the wishes of the ?nasses, or not, we will uot say, is a leaning towards monopolies. A few men now in tho land own enough capital to block the wheels of com merce, and throw stagnation where over they desire. Gould and Vnnder hilt arc regular monied kings. Stocks, and even the products of the country arc to thorn no more than a foot bali. The wire has only to click and prices arc raised or dropped as the '.'rich nKM!'' please. This we call stand, as we are obliged to do, but it becomes a serious matter when the mighty raiboad kings are injected into the body of the Government. Stanley' Matthews now sits a judge upon many of the acts and interests of his old associates. De.pew is a candi date for the United States Senate, and otic by one these cohorts of money and power arc becoming a mighty lever to lift or drop this Government as they please. It is dangerous, 'and ought-to be gtthrdvU against. EX JOT THE WOULD. The world and all that is in it con tributes to your enjoyment ifyou will it so. The idyllt is yours. It bi llies you tired natures sWeet restorer-, balmy shop, Tt often brings you pleasant dreams?dreams in which you repossess and live over the en joyments of the past. Stars and moon throw their iight over yor.tr pathway. Morningbreaks for you, and itisyoorown lattlt if you keep your eves shut w hen it is purpling the cast, and awakening the animal world to renewed life and activity-. The In a nty of the waterfall is yours, alt hough the water may not turn your mill; and the bright green grafs is you:?, though the hay that it makes may be another's. The birds sing for you. At this season the robin, the wren, the thrush, the cut koo and the lark are giving daily conceits free to all. Enjoy your family, the companionship of your friends, and when you are alone, soli tude is greatly tobe enjoyed. Enjoy 30111- walks?a drive with a good horse, if you happen to have one; why not? Enjoy all innocent pleasures and amusements?enjoy life all that yon can?and be grateful for all your opportunities of enjoyment even if they are not plentiful its you wish them to be. RELIGION OF THE PRESIDENTS Washington and G'arfieht were the only ones who Were church member^ but all, one excepted, were men who revered Christianity. Adams mar ried a minister's daughter, and was inclined to Unitarianism-. Jcllcrson was not a believer, at least white he was chief magistrate. Madison's early connections were Presbyterian. .Monroe is said to have favored the Episcopal Church. 'John Qtiiney Adams was like bis father. Jackson was a Methodist, and died in the. communion of that church. Van Huron was brought up in the Re formed Dutch church) but afterward inclined to the Episcopal Church. Harrison leaned toward the Motho* (listChurch,and Tyler was an Epis palian. Polk was baptized by a .Methodist preacher after his term of olltce expired. Taylor was inclined to the Episcopal communion. Fill more attended the Unitarian church, and Franklin Pierce was a member^ but hot a communicant of a Con gregationalist church at Concord. Buchanan was a lircsbytcrhin. Gem Grant atti uds the Methodist church, and President Garlicld is a member of the Church of the Disciples. An Evil. O.vti-rx.?Oh, the comet! W hat a surprising thing it is, and how it does olfect humanity. Not much wonder that it is considered a? omen of evil. "My son, where were you so late last night!" '?Out looking at the comet, father?"'. '?Daughter, your visitor must have been unusually interesting last night; to have kept you up so long;" 'Ob, no, inothct, we were only looking at the comet." "Husband, I'm astonished at the' hours you've got to keeping. Yvhyi it must have been three o'clock be fore yon tame in this morning. What could have detained you so long?" "Now, don't worry yourself, dear; I was only looking at the comet." And so it goes, night after night and day after day. The comet is doing 11 sight of mischief in one way and another, especially about Orange* burg. -am - ?Goto Eros' if you want to keep cool. He gives you splendid ice cream and soda water.