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SUDSORIPTIOK. Ono Year.SI.50 Six Months.1.00 Mlnl8terHof tho Gospel.1.00 Advkhtiskmknts. First Instertlon....;.SI .00 Each Subsequent Insertion.60 Liberal contracts miulc for ;f month ami over. JOB OFJFICH: 18 PRKPARRD TO DO ALT. KINDS OK <Tol> Printing A Grange Essay. The Grange was formed for mutual education, elevation, assistance and sympathy among farmers ; for an in terchange of thought, observation and experience, so that each may be benefitted by the thought, observa tion and experience of all. Every one might bring something to read or to be read, ask some questions, give Borne item of his own experience new to the others if not to himself, and this at every meeting. I each mem ber considered himself or herself re sponsible for the interest of every meeting, what a centre of attraction our society would b*, and what a vim it wouid add to our gatherings 1 Farming is not such a finished, dead and buried science that there is nothing new to be said about it. There have been wonderfnl improve ments made within the lust few yenrs, and who can sa}' the future will not bring out still more wonder ful things? Farmers, many of them, have been behind the times, attending to their own business, raising their crops, while sharpers made it their business to watch the markets, buy at the lowest price and sell at au ad vance, thus making money by their brain labor, often without lifting a linger, while tho farmer perhaps loses or is barely paid for his hard labor, when, had he been better informed, he might have had the whole profit himself. Wc are instructed to adorn our homes, to make them attractive to our children, to buy more books, take more newspapers and magazines, so that wc may compare favorably as a class with other classes. Now this cannot be done without money, and if our means are limited I see no way of inflating the currency in a safe and perfectly legitimate way except by purchasing our supplies at whole sale prices. We arc assured we can do this at fifty per cent, discount: if so, and I have no doubt of it, it would have the same effect as mak ing fifty cents worth a dollar to us As to quality, the purchasers having a direct interest in the articles for their own use, would certainly aim """to"'obtain^the .best. It is merely a question of putting fifty per cent, profit in the dealers' pocket or our own. If we can save from ten to twenty dollars each family per year, which is, I think, within reasonable bounds, that would be from two to four hundred dollars per year for a Grange, which is certainly worth a little exertion. If any of JOU arc in such easy circumstances that you do not feel the need of co-operation, you could obtain an article of as good a quality through the Grange, and have half your money to bestow on charitable objects, which abound on every side. I do hope all will feel it their duty and pleasure to unite in Ibis work, which is intended equally for the benefit of each and evory member of the Grange and for the exclusive benefit of none. A Grange without discussion of sub jects, without the reading of selected pieces 01 essays, without the inter change of ideas, experience and ob servation, and without co-operation in financial affairs, is liko the frame work of a house?useless unless fin ished and furnished. Our Grange will be just what we make it; let us make it a decided success. Lost Things. There are a great many things lost that are found again, and a great many things that are Jost and never found. There arc reputations lost which cannot be regained ; there are hopes lost, which corn? not back again ; there are joys and friendships lost 1 there are thoughts and talents ? lost which arc never fouud. Every man has at some time lost something, which he would give tho world, if it were his, to recover. It may have been hut a single pearl, fro in the thread of friendship, or a mere hope of his soul, but it was preciously dear to him, nnd lifo is sad and dark without it. The smallest things arc oftentimes the dearest to the heart of a man, as for instance a little wife, a littlo home, etc. What wonder then that when they arc possessed nothing could induce hi in to give them up. A Democratic giq in Burke county, Ga., killed a negro the other day. "Wo givp the politics of the gin for the benefit of the stalwart organs. There was no provocation on the part of the negro. The gin pimply reachctj and took him in. ? !? ii 11 ii ii i f?? i Revenge Is Sweet. A strange nnd terrible revenge was recently taken by a discarded lover in Indiana. He was about thirty years of age, and had been industri ously courting a girl of fifteen, but when he came to pop tho question be was contemptuously rejected, the girl Baying that ho was old enough to bo her father. Upon that hint he acted, for the girl's mother was a buxom widow of only thirty-five, nnd he speedily transferred his court to her. Their marriage Boon followed, and now the younger lady finds that her ex-iovor is her step-father. She thought it was funny until the couple returned from their wedding tour, nnd then tho newly-made stepfather said to her: "My daughter, you ate] too foud of beaux. Nice young men, ice-cream and buggy rides are not proper luxuries for a little girl like you. I am old enough to bo your father, and, what's more, I am. Go up stairs, take oh" that there silk dress, get ready for school, and don't let me hear beax or buggy, ice cream or nice young man from you for at least three years." And now that young lady is retired in calico and study, vainly repenting her rash ness, and finding out by dire experi ence that a lover scorned can be one's worst enemy, especially when he be comes a step father. Faithful. In the list of deaths from yellow fever at Memphis, are tho names of E. E. Marshall and Mrs. Jane Marsh all, his wife. The circumstances at tending their death form one of the most singular incidents of the epidem ic. They were both taken down about the same time, and died within a half hour of each other. During their illness they refused admission lu the doctors and nurses scut them, and took no medicine at all. They were prepared Tor burial at the same time, and borne to their last resting place together. The funeral presented a spectacle that would have touched the most callous observer. The pro cession consisted of the two hearses and an empty carriage following. There was not a sipgle mourner?no one to shed a tear over the two who had loved each other so well that death had no terrors for them if they could die together. Hand in hand they had trod the pathway of wedded life ; and then passed "Through the dark gute to that beyond which no man knows." Stop My Paper. Some people think that the way to make an editor view matters as they do, and foicc him into measures when things don't suit him, is to order him in a most peremptory manner to "stop my paper!" It invariably fol lows also, that such men, after dis continuing their subscription, go about the streets and predict all sorts of calamities to befall the pa per. "It can't live," and such like expressions. But we have a conso lation. In a case of this kind?and we can call upon tho fraternity for corroborntion of what we assert--the editor, no matter how ranch he may be abused, almost always lives to at tend the funeral and writes tho obitu ary of all such people. Those who think they can control newspapers for only a few dollars a year, take warn ing. In the neighborhood where I once lived a man und his wife were almost constantly quarreling. During their quarrels an only child was generally present, and of course had got many of his father's expressions. One day when the boy had been doing some thing wrong, the mother, intending to chastise him called him and laid: "Come here, sir ; what did you do that for?" The boy complacently folding his arms and imitating Iiis father's manner replied : "See liere, madam, I don't wish to havo any words with you !" A bold, bad burglar recently broke into the house of an editor in the vetches of the night. Tho editor | awakened and questioned the intrud er : "What do you want here? What look you for?" Said the burglar, gruffly, "Money." "Hold on a min ute," quoth the editor, "npd, I will help you ; I've been looking myself for ten years, but perhaps the two of us may hayp bettor luck." Then was the burglar much disgusted, Imt the editor called it a joke and insisted that the burglar ought to set 'cm up. Our Jury System. The grand jury of Fairlleld County, in its report to the Circuit Court, has Uiis to say about the prcscut system of trial by jury : "Wo honestly be lieve that a new law is now needed. Under tho present system ouo villian upon a jury is equal to eleven honest men, and may in all cases eveu of tlio most flagrant naturo, defeat the ends of justice and run the county to endless expense by ranking mistrials from term to term. If sixteen jurors were drawn, With twelve to agree, the difficulty might bo romedicd, and without some change we fear that trial by jury, as at prosent practiced, although the boasted bulwark of civ ilization, will bo brought into ridi cule." This relates to a matter of very great concern to the peoplo at large, and the change herein suggest ed is of in small importance. It would completely revolutionize the old method of trial by jury, which we have becu taught to believe from time out of mind is the gicat bulwark of civilization, and the question arises, would the defect of the present sys tem be remedied by the contcmplrted change? This is a question whicli we will refer to the calm judgment and careful consideration of our Lcg i iaiature.?Georgetown Times and Co met. The Courtship of Blanqui, The courtship and marriage of M. Blanqui, the French revoluliouist, are J said to have been very romantic. When only nineteen he became a tu tor in an aristocratic family living near Toulouse. He fell in love with a young lady also residing in the cha teau, but she was wealthy and he did not venture to disclose his devotion. For six years he remained silent, when at last she discovered his feel ing, and, returning it, became his wife. Six years afterwards she died. Blanqui still wears mourning lor her. In 1848, at the Radical club he pre sided over, he never look off the black gloves he habitually wore. These produced a curious effect when he used gestures to emphasize any remarks he made in his somewhat shrill voice. These gloves are of a peculiar make, and come high up the wrist like those of a lad}'. The rea son for this singularity is that the de" terniined conspirator still wears on his wrist the bracelet of her he loved and still mourns. Joining Her Betrothed in Death. Cincinnati, Oct. q.?Miss Lillic George, a pupil of the Cincinnati College of Music, 18 years of age, whose home is at Bonaparte, Iowa, was engaged to be married to Mr. Fred. M. Fcrriman. At 1 a. m. on Sunday he was taken with congestive chills, and died at 10 p% in. Miss George attended him faithfully during his illness, and before he died she said: "Good-bye, we will not be separated long." Yesterday fore noon, at her boarding house, 311 West Fourth street, she placed the muzzle of a pistol over her left breast and fired. There is very little hope of her recovery.?N. Y. Sun. Tribute to a Worthy Colored Man. John Scott, a worthy colored man, of Mechnnicsville, and a staunch member of Hampton Democratic Club which he joined about three years ago, at a time when it was a reproach among his race to be a Democrat died a short time ago, after a long sickness j from Dropsy. Tbc Club bought his coflin, aud its members, both while and colored, attended his funeral, and united in showing to his remains the respect due to a good and true man.? True Southron' Georgetown not only has the most beautiful women and the smartest men, but also a benevolent old turkey gobbler. Mr. Kd. Harper informs us that, near his place, on the county line, is a brood of young guineas, all botched out by a turkey gobbler be longing to bis mother-in-law. This beats anything we ever heard of; and now we want to see any of our up country friends beat it. Will you try, Mr. Medium, of Abbeville??George town Times & Comet. _? A Poison Label.?A man in Lon don the other day died from (right at the sight of a poison label on a bottle from which lip had just taken a dose of medicine. His male friends, taking warning fiom |iis sad fate, have put a 4*whiskey" bible on nil their medicine bottles, and now drink and drink with out experiencing the least fright, ._ggfflry^ggg Items of Thought. Poplar, S. C, Oct'.^, 1879. Editor Orangeburg Democrat: How inactive and unonthusiaslic overylhing sccnis witliout change! Earth itself, with all her grandeur and beauty of sensons? all her varied aspects of land and water, would without change lose many passionate admirers. While music, thai angelic soul enchanting art, would become one long, dull, routine of exercise. Our lives need changes?wo arc not contented with the same monotonous existence, and unsatisfied natures long for something?and often not knowing what that something is?on ly a change, The youths of our day are not contented to be always life sumo; tlicy look forward to manhood and womanhood. Tho middlo-ugcd are consoling memory with reminis cences of their past lives, but looking forward to that change of years, which is fast approaching. Tho old look back on their past existence as a vast scene spread out before them, and themselves the chief actors on the stage of life. Arc th?y content ed? Ask them individually. Here's the father, who has been supporting a family for years, ploughing the same fields, sowing the same cerials, and been using the same prayer in his family since lie felt it his lainily, since he felt it bis conscientious duty ; if he needs a change? Turn to the mother, who baa been faithful and considerate to a fault, whose careworn countenance, expressionless eyes, and with slow, soft, tread, if she too, needs a change? Ask the physician, who knows time as be? longing to him exclusively, if be wants a change. Why do editors cm ploy their precious moments in look ing over various exchanges? Because thoy wish to select such articles, as will best suit their subscrib ers?and also, to permanently secure that interest, which only a change of sentiment can obtain. If we had only perpetual" moonlight nights, poets aud authors* belles and beaux, would not ra\?o so much about ho soft und benutzt radiance. Truly, life may be rigkwy compared to the tide. Every one has atoms of pleasuio and happiness, but there is an ebb and a How of all earthly joys and griofs. How unutterably sad must be the life of the unloved ! and how cheerless is life, without sympa thy ! 1 quote a few lines, which are so simple, though so beautiful, that they cannot fail to be admired and appreciated : '?Life! we have been long together. Through ploasant and through cloudy weathe.t: 'Tis hard to part when friends are dear, Perhaps 'twill cost a .si^h. a tear; Then steal away; give little warning; Choose thine own time, Say not goodnight! but in some brighter clime, Bid me, good morning!11 John Jokl. Live for Something. Thousands of men breathe, move and live?pass off the stage of life ard are heard of no more. Why? They did not n particlo of good in this world, and none were blessed by them ; none could point to them as the instrument of their redemption ; not a line they wrote, not a word they spoke could be recalled ; und so they perished, their light went out in dark ness, they were not remembered more than the insects of yesterday. Will you livo and die, 0 men immortal? Live for something. Do good, nnd leave behind you a monument of vir tue that the storms of time can never destroy. Write your name by kind noss, love and mercy, upon the hearts of the thousands you come in contact with year by year, anil you will never be forgotten. No ! your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind, as tho stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as brightly on the earth as the stara of heaven. Great Mistakes.?To set up our standard of right and wrong, and judgo people accordingly. To expect uniformity of opinion in this world. To worry others and our0elves with what cannot bo remedied. N, ot to make allowances for the in flrmitics of others. To consider everything impossible which we cannot perform. What this great and glorious coun try of ours needs most just at tho present time is a deuf and dumb poli tician. The Old Folks. Do young people ever 111 ink they wiii uu old ; they will soon feel Ihal the grasshopper is a burden mid fenr is in the way? Only a few short years ago that aged man and feeble woman wero young, strong and full of life; their loving hcnrls were gushing with tenderness and care for the little ones who now stand in their places. Do not jostle that aged couple out of your pathway, but. rath er lift them with tender care over the rough, declining road. You may have forgotten how lliey kept your tender feet from stumbling, and wilii care they watched your advancing steps. But they have not forgotten, and the lime will come when you will be foieibly reminded of it, by the love you have for your own little ones. Will they band you the same hitter. cup to drink that you put out for that aged father and stiicken mother? Verily, "with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again." Think of the anxious days and nights your mother has watched by your sick bed ; remember her loving care ; her patience and long-suffering witli your fretfulness, and then let tho blush of shame dye your brow, that you should be impatient or unkind to her now that she is'old. Old folks arc such a trial! Yes, they know it; they feel it! and so will you be such a trial to your children in the days that will surely come; aye, and you will remember, too S A Modol Rat Killer. One day a tramp walked into a barroom out West, and, representing himself as the champion rat-killer of the Stales, told the proprietress that, in considciation of a good dinner, he would destroy every rat upon the premises. To this she readily con sented, as tho house was indeed ter ribly infested with the vermin. The tramp was marshaled into the dining room and enough eatables were set before him for three ordinary men, which he went through in double quick time ; lie then smacked his lips and called for something to drink to wash the food down. The landlady gave him a llask of "old rye," and by tho time thnt was gone he declared himself satisfied and said: "Now, then, clear the room of everything, get me a club, and I nin ready for business," Curious to know how he was going to proceed, ami chuckling to herself as she thought how cheaply Jsho was getting rid of the rats, she soon placed a club in Iiis hands. He rolled up his sleeves, rubbed his hands together, and, holding the club aloft, yelled; "Now, then, old wo man, trot out your rats; 1 feel like annihilating a couple of thousand of them 1" Loveliness. What constitutes true loveliness? Not tho polished brow, the gaudy dress, nor the show and parade of fashionable life. 'A woman may have all the outward marks of beauty, and yet not possess a lovely character. It is the bonevolcnt disposition, the kind acts, and the Christain depart ment. It is in the heart, where meek ness, truth, affection, humanity arc found, whore we look for loveliness ; nor do we look in vain. The wo mau whp can smooth the aching heart, smooth'the wrinkled brow, alleviate the anguish of the mind, and pour the balm of consolation in the wound icd breast, possosscs, in an eminent ! degree, true liveliness of character. It is such a character that blesses witli warmth and sunshine, and makes earth to rc6einble paradise. An instance of hereditary in crime is furnished by Elias Phillips, of Free town, Mass., who recently appeared as a witness in a burglary trial, hav ing turned State's evidence. He is a great-grandson of Maibone Briggs, a notorious criminal, who was in prison with seven of his sons at one time. Briggs* ancestry is traced back to a noted pirate in the time of Earl Beil amont, and his branch of the family has, for over a century, furnished J noted criminals in every generation. AnsENT-MiNDKDNKss.?"What is your notion of absent-mindedness?" asked Kufus Qhoate of a witness j whom he was cross examining, well," said the witnees, with a strong Yankee accent, "I should say that a man who thought he'd left his watch to hum, and took it out'n his pocket to sec if he'd time to go hum nnd get it, was a lcclle absent-minded," i Fear Not. Last night, while .sailing on the sea, The tender moon looked down on me, And seemed to write upon the tide This legend strange, in letters wide: "Tho' storms be rude, fear not. tear not, For Clod hath never yet forgot." A storm came down, and reckless bore Our groaning bark from shore to shore. Ere long, upon tho inky main. That same sweet legend shouo again : "Tho' storms bo roue, fear not. fear not, For God hath never yet forgot." So tho' my soul bo troubled now. And tempest bid my courage bow, Still will I chant tho sky-born hymn I read upon the waters dim : ?'Tho' storms bo rude, feur not, fear not, For God hath never yet forgot." Second Marriages. The subject of ster)-molhers having provoked many effusions from the members of the "Household" in the Detroit. Free Press, one of the writers sums up the questions as follows: "As a rule, second marriages arc as happy as first. As a rule, second wives arc far better than first wives, and in BUppoit of my views, give the following reasons : Second marriages are made with more care for the po sition and relation to be occupied than the first; aud although the love may not be so ardent, the tenderness, care and consideration aro greater. Many a young man, for his wife,marri ed a pretty face, beautiful dancer, and found to his sorrow that that was all he had married, except, perhaps, an invalid ; or worse, incompetent, or worse still, a vain, insolent creature for a wife. But in second marriage these things are looked after, conse quently are more suitable, more har monious, and fewer divorces or fami ly quarrels. Second wives fare bet ter than first. A man who lias lost a good wife will be altogether more careful and considerate of a second. The time spent in caring for the sick ; the death ; the sorrow ; the time for reflection, all have a tendency to mako the heart more tender and con siderate for a second wife. The Family Circle. If there is any bond in life that ought to be sacredly guarded from everything that can put it in peril, it is that which unites the members of a family. If there be a spot upon earth from which strife should be banished, it is the fireside. There contre the fondest hopes and the ten derest affections. How lovely the spectacle presented by that family which is governed by the right spirit! Each strives to avoid giving offence, and is studious ly considerate of the other's happi ness. Sweet, loving dispositions are cultivated by all and each tries to surpass the other in his efforts for the common harmony. Each heart glows with love ; and the benediction of heavenly peace seems to abide upon that dwelling with such power that no black fiend of passion can rear his head within it* Who would not realize this lovely picture? It may be realized by all who will employ the appointed means. Let the precepts of the Gospel be ap plied as they are designed to be, and they will be found to shed a holy charm upon the family circle, and make it what God designed it should be, the most heaven-like scene on earth. A Fly Story. The Anderson, S. C, Journal^ says : We arc informed on the most reliable authority of the tollowing re* mnrkable incident: Last week a little white girl, living with Mrs. Joe. Ne ville, of Walhalla, felt a disagreeable buzzing in her ear, when Mrs. Neville undertook to relieve it by pouring in a few drops of sweet oil. When this was done a common house fly made its appearance from the orifice of the car and it was followed by others until sixty-four came out by actual count. Being covered with oil, the ||ies were assisted out with a feather, but how came them there is the question. The Hood Orphans. The Columbus Enquirer sees it slated that the children of Gen. Jo seph Wheeler, in North Alabama, are preparing an extra fine bale of cotton, which will be sont to New York to be sold for the benefit of General Hood's orphans. Brass tics and heavy cotton duck have been ordered from Nashville to put it up with. This is a generous expression of sym pathy, and just such a one as might have been expected from children whose father wns as true and brave as their";!, and who was a friend aud comrade of the gallant Hood, An Enquiry Answered. Editor Orangeb?rg Democrat: I see in the Times of last week an inquiry from "A Forker," want ing to know why it is that tlio Barn well ami Colleton hoys all come to Orangeinirg for w'ivcb, while none of the Orangeburg boys ever go to Barn well or Colleton in search of better halves. In reply I will stale, for the benefit of "A Forker," that he is not posted and knows nothing of that which lie writes. I know one family of seven sons, four of whom got wives in Barnwcll County, and one more of the same family that will soon do-likewise. Now, "Forker," I can tell you why the boys in Barn well Gome to Orangcburg for wives. They- know that a prophet is not with out honor save in his own country. It is not because Barnwell has no pretty girls in her territory. I think "Forker" had better got the position of census-taker and in that way lie could investigate the matter, and he will find to his surprise that ten times as many boys go to Barnwell lor wives as come to Oiangcburg from Barnwell, and the reason 13 simply this, the Orangcburg boys are so? good looking that the Barnwell boys don't stand any chance when wc put in an appearance, but we can go any where and "hold the fort." Don't bo alarmed, "Forker," if you are a.true son of old Orangeburg's soibyou are safe at homo and the Barn walli boys won't hurt you. If one of them has% taken your sweetheart, it is your-own. fault. Retaliate?go over and'court some Barnwell girl and iff you are worthy of a good wife you williget it.. AnOTJIKU FoRiSSKw Four Edisto, Oct. 7th, 1&7Dj Origin of Dixie. The Baltimore Gazette snysr.Somo years ago, long before the war a.-iveryv i musical family by the name of Dixie., lived in Worcester, Mass. One of the brothers, Walston Dixie, we be-, lieve, decided to apply his talenls-in. the negro minstrelsy line, and soon, the famous Dixie minstrels were?,, known from one end of the con-ntny. to the other. This same foundeE-oft? the troupe wrote the celebrirJwK song, "Dixie's Laud," which attain-, ed such great popularity. It Vlftafe verily the land lor him, as he found fi in the Southern9 States the germs of the quaint negro songs, which he brushed up and placed in his pro gramme. The South adopted the song and hence allowed this gifted minstrel of Massachusetts to give that section of tli3 country a new name, which will always stick Many songs were adopted and sec tionalized in this way. Our own "Yankee Doodle" was written by an Englishman as a satire, but our an csctors picked it up and gave it a home. Crimes at the North. One of the most absurd charges brought against the South is the vio lence and lawlessness that are said to prevail. It is absurd when we con sider the source aud in view of what is daily occurring at the North. For the last few days we have partially scanned the record of Northern crime, and we do not hesitate to affirm that, population considered, there is double the crime in the Northern States that there is in the Southern States. Wo do not say this by way of revenge or rejoicing, but because the "records will sustain the charge. It requires a vast deal of check in any people to be hurling accusatious at their noigh bors when greater cause for com? plaint lies at their own doors. There is a refinement and ingenuity of sav agery and diabolism in the crimes of the North of which our scoundrels as yet know nothing.?? WilmingtonStar* Tino editor who squashed a juioy cockroach with the butt end of his load pencil and afterwards forgetfully sucked the same while wooing a coy expression, suddenly found a word, but it proved to be foreign on the subject under contemplation. A gentleman was promenading tho street with a bright little boy at his side'when^the little fellow cried : "Oh I pn, there goes an editor!'* "Mush, Hush !" said the father, " don't make sport of the poor man?God only knows what you may come, to yet." WiiKN a woman fi nis, s.ho, cannot afford a new dress, sha economizes by spending as much as it wo.vdd have cost in buying ribbon to cover the uh\ ono with bows,