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Subscription. ? One Year.SI .50 Six Months.1-00 Ministers of tho Gospel-.LOU , . Advuktisements. First Instcrtlon.$1.00 Each Subsequent Insertion.....&0 . Liberal contracts made for 3 month - tfa?overi ?TOB OFFICE .18 THEPAHEn-TO ?0 XIX KINDS OV - . Y ufl'O i Job Printing' INCONSISTENCY. . ' ?o? HAT IS TIIE REVOLUTION THE REPUB LICANS FEAR? j When the Republican party in '7G apd '77 tore the conti'ol of the execu tive branch of the government away from the lawfully-elected President, the Democrats of the country pa tiently endured the great wrong and went back to the peoplo of the coun try for a confirmation of the high l trusts confided to them. It now so transpires that i'uey hoiu both houses ; won, yes, won on the very issues in volved, in the very abuses of those same laws, the repeal of which the Republicans meet with such implaca ble hostility, openly avowing their determination to defeat the measure repealing these laws at any cost. Should they bo introduced as seper ate measures, they will lillibusler, and, holding to high party service the very President they had forced upon the country and the Democracy by fraud and menace, they now sum mon him with the veto power in his hands and demand that he should use it if the people's representatives, in their high right, presume to graft upon' the appropriation bills such measures of relief as will can*}' out in letter and spirit what the people have themselves endorsed in three consecutive elections. Thus the Democracy, in possession of the full confidence of the people, find nothing in the way of fulfilling the solemn demands o f the" country but the veto of the fraudulent Executive the Re publicans now hold as their last card against bo'.h houses of Congress and the people of the country as well. Hovr, is this veto invoked to protect and defend the constitution ? If so, there might be justification of this cabal. But it is not pretended by anybody that the repeal of any or all these Jaws is in auy possible way un constitutional. For manifestly if one Congress .could pass them another . Congress can repeal them. Therefore .the^Republicans can set up no such claim. - But the Democracy on the . ptfieV/ hand hold these laws they would repeal to be clearly unconsti tutional and ulterly invasive of the reserved "rights of the several States or the people," and being such they are constrained by their oaths to re peal them. But it may be said "do so in a regular way," "do not make them riders of appropriation bills and thus inaugurate a revolutionary metdod of legislation." Would it be believed that this is from the mouths of those partisans who through the course of a quarter of a century, be ginning in 1856, have again and again, at distinct intervals and under various political exigences, and in no less than three several Congresses, pressed this very system of legisla tion into service, and that the very election laws they defend were so forced upon the country? Can inso lence and base hypocrisj' go further than all this? But whilst they filli buster on the one hand if sepcratc bills nre introduced for the repeal of the obnoxious laws which they have hitherto used in the presence ol the whole country for unblushing parti san purposes, and which, if left on the statute booke, will be again so abused, they demand of their Execu tive that he should stand by them as a partisan leader and veto the appro priation bills of Congress for being coupled*with the very provision they openly declared they will fillibuster against if presented in the ordinary course of legislation. Is there noth ing revolutionary in such conduct? Is this not indeed a "new rebellion sprung on the country in pursuance of that other rebellion by which Gen. Grant seized State llousea, sup pressed the people's lawful assemblies and forced upon Congress at the point of the sword the acceptance of "a commission which standing 8 to 7 sanctified the great Presidential fraud before the country and the world? Can open facts attest more fully, can human language portray more con vincingly the bold and blatant false hood which talks of "starving out the government of Confederate briga diers?" "Snooting the Union to death" and all this? Who practiced for fonr years this system of riders? Whose bristling bayonets were those that gleamed three years ago in our State Houses and barred the way of the representatives of the people to the legislative halls? Whose artille ry was It that was summoned to Washington and held ready to be parked on the avenue of the Federal capital? Whose army was that mo bilized for the march on Washington? We say to our stalwart accusers, were they not 3*011 r former masters, who drew his sabre against the con stitution and the country, and liber ty itself? And we, have wo not borne in patience %\\ tips, and gone j back to the people and come again in their name seeking nnd ensuing peace at your hands, but to meet with malignant maligning, which pro nounces Northern Democrats "cow ardly plotters" and Southern Demo crats "traitorous rebels?" You de manded the executive office at our bunds or war. , We gave it up to you rather than inflict war on the country. You now demand that; the people's representatives shall submit the high est legislative rights, with which the people have entrusted them in the constitution, to tho stolen "factor.in the legislative power of the country" ?tell us that "tho feelings created by the war arc not yet pacified," and bid us submit! There is but one an swer wo can now make as freemen? We will not ! You threaten to car ry the issues before the people. ,We will meet you and gladly. Should the people decide against us in choos ing their lawful representatives, wc will teach you a lesson wo Jong have learned, but yon never, which is to submit to the behests of that peoplo cheerfully and bravely. You cannot betray us into, wrong, do what you ma}'; nor can you push the Demoera-. cy out of control of the government the people have given them, do what you dare !?Columbia Register. A Remedy Needed. The most atrocious murder that has taken place in the annals of crime for a long period of 3'ears was the killing of Judge Elliot, of the Ken tucky Court of Appeals, at Frankfort recently. It was more deliberate even than the Alston murder in At lanta. Judge Elliott having render ed an opinion adverse to the case of Thomas Buford, was approaching the Capito.1 Hotel 4at dinnertime, when Buford, who had prepared himself for the horrible deed, deliberately shot Judge Elliott dead in his tiacks with a double-barrelled shot-gun. The other barrel of the gun, ho said, was loaded for Judge Pryor, and some children being in the way was all that prevented a double murder. A sad state of affairs must exist when men become bold and desperate enough to openly commit such horri ble crimes as this. It is awful to contemplate, and the example will have a woeful eirect upon soeict}', un less the gallows is brought quickly to the rescue to stay the murderer's bloody hand. Justice should be promptly meted out in such cases, and the habit of delaying the trials of such bloody villians should be dis pensed with. Better that he was hung on the day ho committed the deed.?Orecnvil'e News. ^ i A Hint to Young Husbands. Love and appreciation are to a wo man what dew and sunshine arc to a flower. They refresh and brighten her whole life. They make her strong-hearted nnd keen-sighted in everything affecting the welfare of her home. They enable her to cheer tier husband, when the cares of life press heavily upon him, and to be a very providence to her children. To know that her husband loves her and is proud of her, and believes in her ; that even her faults arc looked upon with tenderness ; that her face, to one, at least, is the fairest in all the world ; that the heart, which to her is the greatest and noblest, holds her sacred in its inmost recesses above all wo men, gives her a strength, and cour age, and sweetness', and vivacity, which all the wealth of the world cpuld not bestow. Let a woman's life be pervaded with such an inflence and her heart and mind will never grow old, but will blossom, and sweeten, and brighten in perpetual youth. The other day, not a hundred miles from Abbeville, we saw a wondrous sight?a young white man with a ragged coat on his back, with n shab by hat and decayed shoes, driving a rickety wagon drawn by two aged skin-and-bono mules in patched nnd rotten harness. Wc asked ourselves the cause of all this poverty. The answer wus at hand, was before our eyes and appealing to our nose ; it was in the wagon and the poor young man was sitting upon it?a load of guano!?Press and Banner, KNlOIITS OP HONOR. ?o? INTERESTING ARTICLE ON THE ORIGIN AND PURPOSE OF THIS ORDER. Editor Orangeburg Democrat: In a recent number of tho Demo crat you noticed the organization of a'Lodge of'Knights of Honor in Or angeburg under very favorable aus pices. As the Ordor is comparative ly a now one in this county, and in fact not old anywhere, a little light thrown on its origin and objects may be of interest to your readers, and particularly so to all new members: The Order of Knights of Honor is a secret benevolent society, com posed of a Supreme, Grand and Sub ordinate Lodges. It was established in June, 1873, by persons who felt that tho various systems of. relief to tho families of deceased members, as adopted by other orders, was ' defi cient in important rospects, and who believed that ,an.'Order .established with tho pu/pose of paying a death benefit as one of its main objects would meet with approval and suc cess. The unprecedented growth of the Order has confirmed tho wisdom of its projectors. Tho objects of the Order arc stated brieily by the Su preme Lodge Charter as follows : First. To unite fraternally all ac ceptable white men of every profes sion, business and occupation. Second. To give all pos3iblo moral and material aid in its power to its members, and those depending on its members, by holding moral, instruc tive and scientific lectures, by en couraging each other in business, and by assisting each other to obtain em ployment. Third. To promoto benevolence and charity by establishing a Wi dows' and Orphans* Benefit Fund, from which, on satisfactory evidence of the death of a member of this cor poration, who has complied with all its lawful requirements, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars shall be paid to his fauilly, or as he may direct. ii i Fourth. To provide for creating a fund,for the relieffOf sick nud distress ed members^ Fifth. To ameliorate the condition of humanity in every, possible man* n.dr. . I ' .: The first Lodge in this county (Le banon) was organized at St. Mat thews Academy on the 15th of Sep tember, 1877. During the present year Lodges have been organized at St. Matthews, Branchv.ille and Or angeburg. The Order now numbers over one hundred members in this county and rapidly increasing. Un til' sometime last summer the Lodge at St. Matthews Academy was the only one in the State South of Co lumbia. Since then they have been organized at Charleston, Blackville, and other places. The Order now numbers over 45,000 members in the United States. As a distinctive feature from other life insurance organizations, there are no large salaried olliccrs at its' head, and no large amounts of money are allowed to accumulate in the hands of its officials. Ihc Benefit Funds are collected by assessments on each member upon the death of any member in the Order; but while there remains as much as two thous and dollars in the hands of the Su preme Treasurer no assessment can be made. In other words, when an assessment is called for and collected the Supreme Treasurer cannot make another assessment until he shall have paid out all the money collected, so as to reduce tho amount in his hands to less than two thousand dol lars. This Widows' and Orphans' Benefit Fund can be used for no other purpose than paying up these 'death rales of two thousand dollars. The assessments now average one to every' twenty-seven deaths, and they average about one assessment each month. The annual dues are seven ty-live cents per quarter, so that we have for those under forty-five years of age, an insurance of two thousand dollars at an annual cost of fifteen dollars. Those over that age and up to fifty-five are assessed at a higher rate. None are admitted after hav ing passed the latter age. The yellow fever epidemic lust summer swept away one hundred and ninety-five members of tho Order, causing the Lodges to bo called on for about seven extra nsscssmpnts. These are now all paid up. The Or* der paid out on theso yellow fever deaths ?390,000 to the families of tho deceased, and the Order is strong er to-day than before the Scourge. For a cheap, safe and reliable life in surance it cannot he excelled* As a social, fraternal and benevolent insti tution its rank is among tho foremost. j. W. Su^Meiis. Middle St. Matthews. The Love ot Home8 ? A man who is not ashain<2d'of him self need not be ashamed oftds early condition. It happened to inc to be born in a log-cabin, raised among the snow-drifts of New Hampshire at a period so early that when the smoke lirst rose from its rude chimney and curled over the frozen hills there was no similar evidence of a white man's habitation between it and the settle ments on the rivers of Canada. Its remains still exist; I make-it an an nual visit. I carry my children to it to teach tho hardships endured by the generations which have gphe before them. I lovo to dwell on tho tender recollections, the kindred- ties, the early affections and the narrations and incidents which mingle with all I know of this primitive family; abode. I weep to think that none of those who inhabited it are now among the living, and if ever I fail in.hffection ate veneration for him who- raised it und defended it against savage vio lence and destruction, cherished all the domestic virtues beneaUrlts roof, and through the lire and blood of seven ycurs' revolutionary wir shrunk from no toil, no sacrifice to serve his country, nnd to raise his children to a condition better than his^mn mny my name and the name of wy poster ity be blotjcd forever from the memo ry of mankind.?Daniel Webster. A Terrifio Storm. Wo learn that tho rain Storm on Saturday evening, 22d ult., was very destructive in some sections of the county. In the neighborhood of Camp Creek Church miles of fencing were blown level with the ground. On the plantation of Mr.jj. H. W. Stevens, in the WaxhawsJthc storm partook somfewhat of hOrricane, blow ing down houses and twisting off the tops of large trees. The track of the hurricane was from west f> east, and extended only about 400 yards in width. Singular to state, yet we are informed that no lives were lost. Air. John Denton was shelling corn ia Ins crib when the storm struck the house, parring oil* the roof and scat tering the timber in every direction, yet ho received but slight injur}*. A stable, containing two mules, was leveled to the earth, yet the mules came out unhurt. At this place the I rain fell in torrents for about fifteen minutes, and the wind blew with great velocity, and was very destruc tive to many fine fruit trees. We presume, from the indications, that the storm was pretty general through out the count}'.?Lancaster Ledger The Horrors of Famine. London, March 10.?Correspond ence of the Times, dated Arment, Upper Egypt, February 24, gives a heart-rending account of the condi tion of the population of the Nile Valley. The scenes are described to rejcmble those in India during the re cent famine. In bouic of tho villages the people arc past help, sitting naked like beasts, eating roots, and sufler with the endurance of despair. Mad ness, worked on by famine, stamps such a brand on the starving Fellahs us cannot be easily described. In ono town the women and children fought over scraps of bread like wild animals. The case is said to be still worse in the inland hamlets, where the villagers arc said to be starving like dogs. Keep a Scrap Book. Every farmer should do this. When he finds a valuable hint in his paper he should cut it out at once and pre scrvo it for future reference. In a few years, if he pursues this plan, he will have collected a library of valua ble information of such a character as is not to be obtained from any other source. If he does not keep a scrap book his papers will soon be mislaid or lorn up and then the good ideas he has obtained from reading thorn will soon have passed from his mind nnd been lost. An old Government Patent Offico or Financial Report makes n scrap-book that will answer very well. Cut out two leaves and paste scraps on both sides of one throughout the book?this will fill it evenly. HR. BLIFKIN'S FIRST BAU V. ?o? A PICTURE THAT EVERY FOND FATHER WILL RECOGNIZE. That first bhby was a grout institu tion. As soon as ho came into this "breathing world," as the late Win. Shakespeare lias it, ho took command in our house. 'Everything was sub servient to him. He regulated the servants, ho regulated me. For the first six ironths of that precious ba by's existence he had me up, on an average, si* times a night. "Mr. Blifkins" said my wife, "bring a light do; the baby looks strangely ; I'm afraid it will have a fit." Of course the lamp was brought, and of course the baby lay sucking his fist, like a little bear as he was. "Mr. Blifkins," says ray wife, "I think I feel a draught of air; I'wish 3'ou would get up and see if the window is not open a little, because baby might get sick." Nothing, was the matter with the window, ns I knew very well. "Mr. Blifkins," Said my my wife just as I was going to sleep again, "the lamp, as you have placed it, shines directly in baby's eyes? strange that you have no more con sideration." I arranged tho light nrd went to bed again. Just ns I was dropping to sleep?"Mr. Blifkins," said my wife, "did you think to buy that broma, to-day, for the baby?" "My dear," said I, "will you do me the injustice to believe that I could overlook a matter so essential to the comfort of that inestimable child?" She apologised very handsomely, but made her anxiety the scapegoat. I forgave her, and without saying a word to her I addressed ray self to sleep. "Mr. Blifkins," said my wife, shaking me, "you must not snore so ; you will wake up the baby." "Jest so?jest so," said I, half asleep, thinking I was Solon Shingle. "Mr. Blifkins," said my wife, "will you got up and band roe that warm gruel from the nurse-lamp for baby*??the child I if it wasn't for his mother I dont know what he would do. How can you sleep so, Mr. BJifkins?" "I suspect, my dear," said I, Jtthat it is because I'm tired." "Oh, it's -very well for you men to talk about being tired," said ray wife ; "I don't know what you would say if you bad to toil and drudge like a poor woman with a baby." 1 tried to soothe her by telling her she had no patience, and got up for the posset. Having aided in answering to tbc baby's re quirements, I stepped into bed again, with the hope of sleeping. "Oh, dear," said that inestimable woman, in great apparent anguish, "how can a man, who has arrived at the honor of a live baby of his own. sleep when he don't know that the dear creature will live till morning?" I remained silent, and after awhile, deeming that Mrs. Blifkins had gone to sleep, I stretched my limbs for repose. How long I slept I don't know, but I was awakcucd bv a furious job in the forehead from some sharp instrument. I started up, and Mrs. Blifkins was sitting up in bed, adjusting some por tions of the baby's dress. She had, in a state of serai-somnolence, mis taken my head for tho pillow, which she customarily used for a nocturnal pin cushion. I protested against such treatment in somewhat round terms, pointing to several round perforations in my forehead. She told rac I should willingly bear such trifling ills for tho sake of the baby. I insisted upon it that I didn't think my duty as a parent to the immortal required the surrender of my forehead 03 a pin cushion. This was one of tho many nights passed in this way. Tho baby was what every mau's first baby is:? an autocrat, absolute and unlimited. Such was the story of Blifkins, ns he related it to us the other day. It is a little exaggerated picture of almost every man's experience. Psalms of David. Lamartine says that they are a "vase of perfume broken on the steps of the teinplo, slicddidg its odor to all humanity." Paul Ucrhart calls them '?ft deep sea in which uru hid the most costly pearls, a paradise of most delicious fruits and HowerV Alexan der kept Homer's Iliad in a Persian casket of gold and pearl, as a jewel of priceless value, and the people of Rhodes engraved an ode of Pindar in letters of gold for their temple. Rut one touch of David's heavenly harp is far above nil the bnskincd rap tures and splendid vanities of pro fane wits. A Silent Sentinel. In the open ground just across the creek in Fort Pickens, at the foot of Secession Slope, is tho grave of a solitary Confederate soldier, who drifted to. this place after the'surren-; der in Virginia, broken down with hardships and covered with small pox. When ho reached Abbeville he was in the very. dclirum of dissolu tion and shunned by. his companions, a terror in his loathesomeness to the community, he suffered und died alone, with no gentle hand to wipe the death damp from his brow and nothing to lighten his way to the tomb. In his madness lie iorgot his own name, and in the hurry and con fusion of tho falling Confederacy, with all the terror and dismay of those dark days, he was buried with out any sign to mark his resting place. As if in sympathy with his lonesomeness, a little cedar bush has struggled up through tho hard red clay, and stands to-day n silent sen tinel over the poor fellow's neglected grave. Last week, the ground all around was turned up by the plow, and the trees and undergrowth cut down, but the cedar bush still stands, in sunshine and in storm, the only shelter and the only keeper of this unknown grave. Not so, either ; for the God of Patties knows this bleep ing dust, and will one day raise it up to enlistment, in the army of the skit's. Who he was and where he came from it matters not?a stranger in a strenge land, he died with his har ness on, and will take his place in the ranks when the last roll call is sounded and the batallions are mus tered to storm the very gates of heav en. In the flowery month of May let a few fresh blossoms be laid at the root of the little lone cedar on the bill-side for the dead Confederate who sleeps safely in the bosom of that fair country he would have, gladly .died to ea.vc.?Abbeville Medi The New System. ? i ? - if an "William," began a .Second stree. woman the other morning as she laid aside the daily paper, "what is the new metric system proposed by Alex ander Stephens?" "It is a very wise measure indeed, my dear,'' he replied. "Suppose you want a new dress costing $1 per yard?" "Yes." "Under the metric sj'stem you write to your father In Wisconsin for the money to buy it with. The money comes, you take half of it and buy me n pair of pants, and then you use the rest in purchasing fifty cent dress goods. It is n very good meas ure, very good." "And they propose to make it a law, do they?" "They do." "Well, sir!" she exclaimed, show ing a red spot on each cheek, "when the metric system comes into practice in this family divorce will follow, and Alexander Stephens is a fool, oir, a fool!" "Don't Put It in tho Paper." "For heaven's sake! don't let it get into the papers," is the first cry of a person caught in a mean scrape. Keep it out of the papers and it is all right. No matter how contemptible or dishonest the position may be, or how much reason the offender may have for shame, remorse and contri tion, if the circumstance can be kept from the "cormorants of the press,'' as the people who have good reason to be afraid of newspaper reporters sometimes call call them, he is tran quil and happy. We arc no champi on of that extreme license of the press that is sometimes displayed, but we have noticed that the cues who cry out the loudest against newspaper disclosures are generally these whose own lives and nets would not heai very close inspection. People who live clean, straightforward lives have little to fear from the newspapers. A romantic young man says that a young woman's heart i? like the moon?it changes continually, but al ways has a man in it. An observing roan has discovered a similarity between a young ladies' seminary and a sugar factory, as both rellno what is already sweet, A roan was boasting that he had an elevator in his house. "So he has," chinned in his wife, "and ho keeps it in tho cupboard in a bottle." A SPANISH HEROINE, f u :\ ?O? ri il A GIRL OF THIRTEEN CAPTURES HALF A DOZEN ROBBERS. 1 ,Ul* . A whole band of robbers was very neatly trapped in La Carolina, Spqin, by the bravery of a girl of 13, who has bedome the heroine of her neigttbb* hood. She is the daughter of a farm er named Fuerss, and is called Gara mlta. The family consists of 'the husband and wife and danghtcry^The furmer sold some Rattle for $l,yjOO, and had the money in the house*'" A band of robbers knew of the sale and the money and laid their plans to rob the house. After, the farmer had gone out with his work people, a couple of strangers approached 1&e house?a man travel-stained,Sup porting a woman who seemed unable to .walk any further. The .n}an,lc*ld the farmer's wife that he was 'going to a distant village witli his^ife,'and she, being ill, had broken down on the way. He hsked permission" ,for the sick woman to enter the house and rest while he went to find a con veyance to enable thein to oontfnue their journey*. Permission was grant ed, the woman taken in and the man loft. The sick woman partook of some refreshments, and the .mother and daughter went on with their wotk. Very soon Caramita discover ed that their guest had on a pair of pantaloons under the gown. She communicated the fact to hor mother unobserved by the . visitor, and ; the two managed lo slip into another room, close and lock the door. The visitor, left alone and knowing that his character had been discovered, threw off his disguise and ordered the women to open the door or die.. Xbe door was not opened, and the robber begau to cut through it with a knife. At length he hacked a hole big enough for his body, and begs?.4o crawl through it. The woraau fata ted and fell on the floor. The brave girl seized her father's gun, v.iiieh v-c i in the room heavily charged villi buck shot, placed the mpzzle against t.ho side of the man, now half way jthrpugh tho ,b?le, and Unabtequ'ekltf bp^et either backward or forward, a.ndj>all ed the trigger. Therfl was an;instant ly dead man and a loud report^ .Tug other robber, lurking in? thqn,ej@h\J9r ho.od, heard the shot and returned to the house to find his comrade's.tootly plugging the hole , ,in the ;dppr; and hanging there. Before he could.re move tho body, , which was held in the opening by the girl, and enter the room where the mother and daughter were, the father came wUh a force sufllcicnt, to capture the other robber. Then they sent for soraa policef|to take charge of the living robber and the corpse. On the person ot the dead robber the police.found tvyo pis tols, a poniard and a wh'stle. The whistle was a treasure now, as.there were doubltless more robbers within its call. The police sounded the whistle and concealed themselves in tho house to await results. .The shrill call brought four more .me^j into the house, where they were caged and ironed, and all live were marched lo jail in good order, and the dead robber was buried. Little black-eyed Caramita saved her own and .. her raother'3 life and her father's money:, made six robbers fewer in Spain an? herself tho heroine of La Carolina. Wholesale Kissing. A Cincinnati Enquirer reporter, who has been investigating the charges against Dr. Keiler, Superin tendent- of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, at Xcnia, Ohio, states that out of nineteen matrons in the insti tution sixteen admitted that they had been hugged and kissed by the Doc tor some twice, and others thrice. The Superintendent sayB in defense that ho intended nothing wrong, but did it to make friends with the ladies, all of whom, however, declare that his kisses were exceedingly unplont? ant. -1 Hie Minneapolis Times, spooking of an editorial in a Chicago paper on "Lying as a fine Art," gracefully ye* marks .that that paper -''never writes about a subject it doesn't thorougldy understand. In Miohigan etiquette permits a bride to be married without gloves, w.hi.e.h induces 'the abandoned Butfaio Express to remark, "precisely tho way she handdlcs her husband." A correspondent of tho London Times says that celery cooked in milk and thickened with flour will cure rheumatism.