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Sil Kit I DAN & SUIS, Proprietors'.
Qno Year.? -.Sl-50
&jxN Months..:-iv.1.00
WiifsteWot the Gospel....:.1.00
First In.steri.iou.#1.00
Kiicli Subsequent 1 nsortion......v,'.?00
Liberal contracts matte fui1 ? month
an<l over.
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Written lor the Ohanckuuuo dkmociIai .
In the present day, a growifij*' evil
Exists in the social world, which may
lie termed the artol flirtation. Whence
its origin, where it will end, and why
is it not frowned down by the modest
end dignified portion of the members
of society, arc vexing problems, for a
solution of which wc Vainly qhestibn
dach other. It i3 often the secret
cause of that unlmppiness which we
see written in hard, unyielding lines
on the faces of men and women.
Distrust and suspicion spiing up i"
all ranks of life when it is impossible
t'?' repose confidence in those with
WboHi inclination prompts", oV ciicum-j
stanccs compel, us to associate. Next
to the lime when wc I chold the un
forgoltcn shores of childhood recede
slowly from our sight, when we'turn
to catch the smile of days ge ne by,
and bedew life's caily dream with
tears, the saddest hour of our lives
is *<di$n wc first begin to lose faith'in
human nature. Nothing is more con
ducive to tl?e destruction uf its last
vestiges than the studied deceit which]
marks the intercourse of the youtlrol
the present century. Misspent hours,
lost opportunities, trilling pursuits,
careless, thoughtless nets?too often
make up the record of a life which,
"Like a dome Qfinnny colored ghis.*.
StabiH the white radiance of eternity."
The t?".Ve cause of the shallow, sur
face lives they lead, can be attributed
to no other source than idleness ol
mint!',- "rust of soul," as it has been
aplly termed. No intelligent com
prehension of the beauty of a fife of
moral motive and responsibility, 01
of intellectual action and enterprise,
disturbs their fatal self-complacency.
Interested in naught but foolish phan
tasies, shrinking from all intense, in
vigoral'n'g efforts to attain to a high
er standard of excellence?the inevit
able result is a torpor of alP the far.
ullics whose useful employment in
snns happiness and success. Contin
ued intercourse with those of the
same nalutc proves "most injurious
"by inducing a dry; iLill^Tiud selfish
condition uf mind, inimical to breadth
bfchaiact r. The mind soon learns
to itin in stiitYN gioovcs, the heart
glows narrow and contrneted, and the
moral nature becomes weak, irreso
lute, and accommodating, which i*
fatal to all generous ambition or real
excellence." The same author whom
1 have rfuolcd says further, iff at "the
choicest thing this world contains is
nfiection~':not any special variety,
but the approval, the sympathy, and
the devot.on of true heails."
What happiness,' Ilten, can bo ex
pected when every word, thought,
a id deed militates against the most
sacred feelings of "'true hearts?''
When affection becomes a jest, and
conduct inaikcd by simplicity and
truthfulnces, is considered dull and
insipid? When honest intentions
stand abashed by gay deceit, whose
reckless followers seemingly have no
aim but that of rivalling each other in
acquiring a reputation for being vain
and fiivolotis? Wilfully blind, I
llioj' sec not the end to which they
arc hastening, uiey give no thought
to the cStimalioii in which they are
held by others of superior mould, and
remain in deplorable ignorance uf the
injurious effects upon the lone of so
ciety in general when the conduit of
its molnbers is not characterized by
that reverent, thoughtful intercourse j
so essential to the mtufilemihee of or*.
der and respect. Oh, lifat the}- would
patfse in their thoughtless course to
lc?rn that the possession of that rev
erence is the greatest (harm of man
or woman, that iL "tuniks Ihc noblest
and highest type of character : rever
ellc'e for high objects, pure Ihoughts,
and noble aims?the reverence alike,
indispensable to Ihc happiness of in-!
dividtials, of failiilies, and of nations.
Without it there can be no trust, no
faith, no confidence either in man or
God?neither social pence, nor social
prdgi css. I j Est k m.k.
A correspondent of the New York
Stol writes: "A farmer had a ten
gallon keg of whiskey in Iiis cellar ;
he was going away lo be away ten
days ; before going ho told his wife
that for every day ho was away she
should draw one gallon off the keg,
nndpUt back oiie gallon of water;
she continued this for ten days.
How nittch whiskey was in the keg at
the end of ten days?" This is an
easy one, although it may not appear
so at first sight. At the end often
day8thckcg contained ten gallons of
whiskey?such as is sold at seaside
and mt'.ny other hotels.
I Lcvo end Suicido.
I Yesterday- morning quite a stir was
made in our city by the remarkable
occurrence of a young colored man,
! about 22 years old, committing sui
I cidc for love 61 a diiskyjdamsel. j
! There was a surprise party at the
j house of Hon Donalabn. and among
j the guests was Keson Collins, the do- j
[ceased, rthd Sarah Ward, his inamo- \
rata. Rcson, after u time, Ihought
lie v/ould go home. Starting, lie sent
bis friend Freeman back to tell the
girl lie loved"her. She replied iri the
same strain. Keson, it appears, had
been drinking, and in answer to the i
message sent by the girl,cofrinlcnddri I
cursing, and walked oil' in the woods, j
followed by Free?:?:!', who,-' not BUS
peeling that he had any design upon
his life, was surprised to bear a pis-I
lol shot. Thinking Ucson bad fired j
in the a'u, he went up to him nahe!
lay on the giouud and called to him j
to iise up and' go with him. ?pon I
placing his hand under bis head bo
found that lie was shot. The* uh!l cn- i
UtjiI his head about a half inch in
front of bis right car, mid bis death
was instantaneous.?GfccitiStlte Ni ws,
Xov. 28. i
Burnt to Death.
Tbc nctiSC of Jacob Kcaton, color
ed, on Air. G. Z. French's E.vclsior i
plantation, at Rocky Point, l'endcr ;
County, was accidentally destroyed
b'y lire on Monday last, about twelve
o'clock, and hi's fotiV chilnren perish 1
cd in Hie llanics. It seems that the |
father was off at work ?Vitl' the moth j
er visiting somewhere in the neigh
borhood, the children being left alone
in the house, the oldest being a boy
about seven years of age, and the
other three ranging from till infant up
to live or six j cars of age. The body
of the oldest boy was lotllld outside j
the bouse, inclining in a corner ol !
the fence, while tlAi unrecognized re-1
mains of the other1 children were
foil nil among the ruins of the burnt
building. The origin of the lire is .
unknown, but it is supposed llrat the j
clothing of the boy K:a\tght lire, and
tb it in trying to extinguish it he set
lire to the house and finally j
escaped into the yard, where he per- J
ished.? Wilmington Star.
If thtfy Could Sec.
The Haleigh (X. C.) Mechanic and\
Fanner, ol Friday last, says: "I
would be wcVtli a hundred thousand
voles for the Democratic party could
each Northern SXa'wC have a dozen
representatives to walk cur streets
and visit the colored people's fair, to \
sco the battalions of well-armed
troops fawliflly bulldozed* they look
to be ! i to see the Governor, a h)ciiTo
crat and cx-Confci'cratc, riding in a >
four-horse barouche, to open the pro- \
cccdiugs: to see the street corners
crowded with noisy and well dressed
negroes, with flossy stove-pipe bats j
and hig gold w atches, to see the cred- j
liable display of farm, Held and shop
products, lo sec the swarms of excur
sionists from all pai ls of the State?
in short, to see what the Radical
sheets style 'the poor, down-trodden,
robbed and intimidated negro'?as
we sec him in our midst."
A Williams ton correspondent of
the Greeuvillc Daily, under date ol
Lhs 2Cth instant, says: "Ala prelim
inary examination before Trial Jus
tice L'inson, today, Lewis Kllison
confessed to having been an nevesso-'
r.y or accomplice in' the burning of i
Major C. \Y. Anderson's stoic. IJc
made these confessions, he allirmed,
without compulsion, dread, fear or
hope of reward?implicating several
of the parties. The proof brought
out from the detective showed an or- J
gani/.ation of forty men, pledged to
take vengeance on any man whom
they might think wrong or oppressed
them ; that it was the intention ol the
club to rescue any one of their clan
who might be arrested, and take sum
mary vengeance on the man causing
his arrest. All honor to the chief!
The express robber, James Gil-J
more, under sentence of .seven years'
imprisonment in the Ohio pen I ten tin
ry, one only of which he has served
refuses to divulge the whereabouts of
the 818,000 which lie is charged with
stealing. , lie has told the express
people that he intends to keep the
money for tlj- support of Ills family I
and to reconperisc him, when he shall
get out, for what he has had to stiller
for his crime
A young and respectable looking
couple, brother and sister, nuined'
Fred and Louise Ibickiuan, sob and:
daughter of qtdtc a respectable farm-!
or, residing in Lone Grove tov/nship,!
about twenty miles from this city",
boarded the train a few days ago
went to St. Louis and wero made
man and wife. They remained in the
city a day or two then returned
homeward, getting olf the train at
Ilrownstown, a station eight triilco*
from this pladc, and for fenr of being
discovered wandcredoul in the woods
near the town, remained there until
1 arrested to day by Constable Joseph
Copeland. The man is about twenty
: one years of age of good appearance
and his sister nineteen Mid rathdr
good looking. "When asked why he!
I was iuduedd lo commit such an act;
[he said : "My sisler loved me so well1
j we thought to get married:*' llts was:
I further asked if he did' not know itj
? was wrong nrd ngtlinSl the laVf to do!
'so, and also why they hid themselves
in the woods and kept away from
their parents. This lie answered by;
saying: "Wc did not know it was'
I Wrong,- and only hid in tho woods lor
rear of being discovered by our folks,
as they were much opposoil to our',
I marrying." Their parents are very '
respectable people and arc very sad-!
ly'grieved*over" tire unparalleled act
I of their children. They were tried
This afternoon, were found guilty,
and wcie bound over,-the man's bond]
being lixed at $?0(J and the woman's
at $300 in default they wore commit-]
j led to Ihc county jail. The affair has
created great excitement 1:1 this city, j
? 1 und? (7u Disp itch.
Orr Convicts.
The horrible tale unfolded in the!
2Ti.ws and County of Saturday, which I
publishes the evidence of certain of j
tiic convicts who have noL only felt
the string of the lash, the blow and
the scourge, but have seen many of
their fellow miserables perish day by
day from the shotgun and from the
cruel Iroatme'ut received at the hands j
of inhuman taskmasters set over
them by the corporations to whom ;
lire)- have been hired, is enough to
curdle Ihc blood. It s.iouhl nft'dken
grave thought in the minds of our'
legislators. Think of their most I
wretched slate. Alleviate their mis- I
cries. If not, let us nbolish im
prisonment ami make dcnllt the pen-j
ally to be meted out for rfll crimes,;
however great or mean. Then, at
least we shall not be denounced as1
cruel monsters who keep men alive
simply lo torture their spiriIuai be
ing through Ihc vehicle ol the materi
al. ? D ti i; f'o ft ( seen t.
-. - ? -
' Thirteen Days Without Food.
j The steamship Kngland, of ihc Na
tional line, arrived in New York from
j Liverpool; WU'cn her cargo was be-:
i ing unloaded a man was found lean
ling against a crate, who gasped out
."water.'' lie was terribly emaciated
land weak. He faintly gave his name
a-5 Harry, and said that he was a ba
ker, lie Was atked if he bad been
all the lime while Ihc ship was at
sea without food or drink, and he
nodded once, shuddered and died.'
I The body was sent to the morgue.
I Nothing was found on it to indicate;
its identity but a piece of paper, on !
I ?Vilich was scratched the address,'
"Peter Hartman, baker, at Sinpson's,
Soho street, Lraneh." Tue stown-1
way must have he'e'rs thirteen days
without food or water. The dead
man appeared lo bo about thilly-two
years old.
A <kmaii who knows Grant*' writes
to Ihc New York Suit as follows : "J
have known Grant ever since he haul
ed wood to St. Louis, before be dream
ed of being President, when his wag
on was put in Arnol's livery stable ?
many years ago. He was then and'
now is, ambitious, and while he pre
tends he wants nothing, has always
been willing to accept and is good]
on the take. He will take or acctfpt
the third time, and will seek and keep!
all other terms, but will always, like
another friend of mine, prefer a
gold nunc. He would like to b'J at
the head of an empire; even if it
drenched Ihc United Stales in blood.".
Who wouldn't lather be President
than be right? Come, now, no shirk-]
ing around. The salary of President!
is ?00,000 per year. The salary of
being right is all the way from $10
pur moipUi down to splitting wood for
a colii dinner.
Cost of Fences.
Editor Orangeburg Democrat:
I see ib*your issue of the 14th iii
stnut nn'nrlide under the above head- i
ing, which g?fcs on to show the cost
of ferlbing farms. I have been trying
to farm fur several ycat's ami in this)
time havd fenced a good deal of landJ
and bud by calculation that I can j
easily fence forty acres in the manner
proposed at a cost of $170, including i
rails,- hauling and building fence,|
which is a large price and iifbutn lit
tle over one-third of your calcula
tion, 'i'iiis amount wotdd not enclose j
a pasture sufficient for half flic stock*
generally kept on a fort}' acre farm
without which the laboring people \
could not make a living. Besides,
there are thousands of acres of land,
ivhicli, in the case of the passage of 1
the law, you seem to faVor, would'be!
used for pasturing that h.v.'e no water. I
This would cause the stock to be re- j
moved olf such farms and be thrown |
upon the market at a'sacrifice Until
the supply became exhausted :-t*hcn;
whoever could not raise his bacon,
would f^hy double the present price ,orj
do without which would be the case!
with the poor laborer, while or black.
It wotdd be impossible for' a man;,
who owns no land or such as lias no j
water on it, to raise his meat. I am i
inclined to think if you calculate the
profits on the milk and butler of three
or four cows to n family for the j
length Of lime your -Si-SO fence would
lose, you will lind the figures lo over
balance the fence figures, large us,
they arc, lo say nolliiVfg of the bacon,?
land and an occasional beef which- is j
no small item with I he laborer of the :
country.' |
liaise your oy?it pcovisious, is the j
advice of all intelligent advisers.:
How can you expect ns to t'aisc out
meat when wc cannot keep a cow or
a pig except in the lot, while it is all
we Caiv do to' feed' onv litiic slock
through the severe winter month's
and let them provide for themselves J
the balance of tl e year. I, for one,
any, let our urn their at
tention lo something that will be.u<
Ik nctil to all,no1; to the rich land own-!
er aftolie? .Should the stock law pass,
the poor man will belong lo the rich, I
and provisions will go up ; and about
the next election will place the Kadi-!
cals in control til llie capital, from no j
other cause than the passage of the
stock law. I believe if a candidate
for the Legislature should declare
himself in favor of this law, 1>. A.
Strakcr, black carpet-bag Radical as
he is, would beat him badly in this
locality. If the Radicals did lax us
heavily and steal all the money, they |
did not deprive us of the right to j
use milk and butter.- CoNO.vniCK.
[The article alluded t.i by the cor
respondent above was not written by
us, but was clipped fium nil excham/c
as a matter of news on a subject of
general inlcicsl. The Fence Law is
a question that should be discussed
and decided by furmcis alone.? Koi
toi: Dkmocuat.
This is one of the latest slang
words,and tl is f.ist creeping ifito
every giade of society. No inalter
what it is that takes a sud leu fclarlj
upward, it is described as a "boom."
We would not be at all surprised to
see it applied to hangings, and have
an execution headed as "Mr. Cut
throat's Room." We think it would !
be a good Illing for the language if
those patties who inveh'i such words
were "boomed" at the end of a rope.
Let us stand by the good old plain
Knglish. Wc can understand it'bet
tcr than the newly invented slang.?
Comdcn .Journal.
One Way to have Quiet.
Probably at no lime sir.ee the first
white person set foot in South Caro
lina has there been as man)' men
wanting office as now. If every aspi
rant could only get a fat olllc'c there
would be quiet along the Congaieo
and other water courses 111 the Stale
? n ay be not eil her, lor unless cer
tain "patriots" got n latter salary
than any of the rest the country would
be "in danger" ; and so too others
might like to know what business
soriio men, outside of their "rings,"
have to be ill otllco at all.?Neighbor.
Mkn do not like men pianists,
much singers, lady punsters, whist
ling women, or men who part their
hair and nan^o in the middle, and
women do not like men poets, timid
lovers, vain upstarts, jr algebra.
The Fcnco Low.
' "PortioOP EoiSTO, Nov. 2d;, 1879:
Editor Ohutrjkburr) Democrat:
I noticed through'' your columns
sometime ago Unit you advised the*
runners to plant less cotton and more
groin, and make their own butter,
hog and hominy at home. You were
then in the right channel. Now you
strike a death blow to all your good
advice by advocating no fence, which
will suit hut n few persons, such as I
will Maine for you. It will suit a
marl-that raises cotton only and dc
peudsTupon the Western market for
his bacon arid corn, or persons that j
have accumulated wealth and invest
ed it in lands who expect lo rcnl j
them out, ami spends their quiet days
in towns and villages. I say down
with all such question, that is so
damning to the interest of the people.
Now to illustrate this question. Wc
will say that a man has 10' head of
cattle, 20 head hogs, 10 head sheep
and 10 head" goats. That would be '
about the average a man owns. We j
will give the above named stock Iwo j
pastures of 20 acres each, and in less}
than one month they would have il
eaten- off as clean as the palm of
your hand. Tue stock would then
die for the want of food, for il would
take more than a horse and 3 mules
could make lo keep llicm, and the re
sult would be that wo would have to
abandon the idea of stock raising,
and in consequence* bacon would go
so high that poor people would not
get enough to grease a cat's paw. I'
cannot see anything else but starva
tion for. the poor if this* fence law is
abolished. This- question cannot bo :
discussed through the public press
for it would take up every column in
your paper for and against it for the I
next twelve year's to come, and then j
the fighting material on both sides]
would not have began. I say let'sf
blow oil" the dogs and start a new
trail*- that is not so stale. Watch.
Wormnly Modesty.
Man loves the mysterious" A
cloud less sky,' and the full blown
rose leave him untouched ; but the
violet which hides its blushing beau
ties behind the hush, and Ihc moon |
when emerging from behind a cloud
arc lo him sources of inspiration and j
of pleasure. Modesty rs to merit
what shade is lo a figure in painting j
it gives boldno-s ami prominence, j
Nothing adds more to female beauty '
than modesty. It sheds around the
Countenance a halo of light which is
borrowed Iron virtue. Botanists
have given the rosy hue which tinges
the cup of Ihc while rose the name ol
; "maiden blush.'' This pine and deli
cate hue is the only pai?t Christian <
i virtue should use. It is the riebest
ornament. A woman without mod
j est}'is like a faded flower diffusing
an unwholesome odor, which the
prudent gardener will throw from j
him. 11 o !? destiny is melancholy, for.
I it terminates in shame and repent-i
ai.ee. Hcnuty passes like the flower
i of Ihe albo, which blooms ami dies in
a few hours ; but modest}* gives the j
j female charms w hich supply the place j
of the transitory freshness of you'll.
Hancock and Hampton.
From its masthead, until the lick
? et is elected, or some other nominat
ed, the Norfolk GuZ'ttr will float the I
names of-Hancock and Hampton as
j the Democratic candidates for Frcsi
Ideut and Vice-President in ISbO.
The Gazette says: '?The Republicans'
b'g gun is Rebel Brigadiers, and the
oallanl Hancock's war rccoid will
spike that. While the cowardly pol
icy of ihc Northern Democrats, hith-j
orlo, which has feared to put a true ;
Southern man on the ticket, has led I
i but to defeat, the time is now here for j
ja rep r? Sen tat i vc of the South lo have,
at least, Ihc second place on the tick
et, and none can be named more ti n
[ly, representative than Ihe gallant
' Wade 1 lampion,"
- -
The desperat? struggle for the
political possession of Indiana in
; LSSO has commenced. It is charged
that large numbers of .Republican
negroes arc being colonized in the;
State and the Democrats threaten to
i j
oll'si t the movement by bringing over
; 10,000 while Kcntuckinns ami distri
buting thein around as farm laborers
and artisans. A better plan would
\ be for ihc Democratic Legislature
?this winter to annex the entire westr
ern end of Ivcnlurky until after ihe
1 Presidential election. Amicable nr
i rangctnents might bo made to borrow
|nt least a dozen counties.
A Soncj..
Said Mio wind. "I know sin; is fair,
for I toyed with her beautiful black hair,
And the; ringlets unheeded How
Uested light on u breast of snow.*'
And th't! rosebud whispered, "site'ssweet.
For in kisses her lip's 1 meet.
And my fragrance the deeper grows
Prom the rtlse on her.lips that glows."
And the sky ?aal, "I know she Is true,
I gaze in her eyes of a dark brown hue,
When she lifts them to me in prayer.
And all heaven is mirrored tilt/re."
And my hear:?my hea.t said to me,
"All that. wind.sky and rosebud see.
Fairness, I ruga lice and truth are thine.
F?>r I love her, and I hope she'll he mine." |
Pretty Women. j
Is it not a strange fact, that not
more than a dozen masculines will j
ever agree as regards beauty in wo-1
men, and that wc have no standard*
lo mark this excellence ; form or fig
ure are'not cveir defined, much less
the facial features?neither the hand i
with its soft pressure,- norths foot,
whether large or small', fofitiing a re
quisite. Nor the eye, the window of
the soul, whether it, bo black, nnt
brown, melting blue or" "intelligent
grey." The beauty of women consists
in more than a line complexion, or
stylish dress, for cither of these may
be possessed by n most hateful vira
go. The tact ol making themselves
agreeable, is the basis of beauty's
structure; the heart culture must he]
real, no countci foil, or it-w ill not bear j
washing, and it is even so much pre-J
fcrable to that-of the head-. A-soHish
woman is not' long cared for Hy any i
one, and although1 much' has been
written by talented writers on "beau
ty of face," beau!)' of character will
last, and, in Ate end, be found far
more desirable ; it will brighten
homes, under clouds, and he a con
tinuous sunshine lo husbands and*)
children.?ilumr Circle.
Ofcnt Craze.
The Baltimore Gazette says: If
there is any discretion left in the j
South, however, there will tic no ?
spread of iliis allcdged Grant caze. I
Grant can never be honest nor fair;
nor.sincere in. ids ticatmeut of that,
section. lie belongs to the stalwarts
the bloodhounds of the North. If,
re-elected he would pass sit once into ,
?ehe Ira mis of the extreme Radical el- '
emont. Hayes started out with fair
promises lo the South, but as soon
as he saw that the doctrines of the
Republican patty were not fully nc
cepted down there he became a bit
ter and sneaking foe. A few men iu
the South who live lo ho'd oljice
might be benefited by selling out to
Grant.- But the people at large who
might bo betrayed into the shameful
movement would be matte to suffer
mcst woefully.
TI12 Chronic Grumbler,
"What I waul," said JJoreinh.nrd,
laying down a proof slip that lie had
taken <.fl our table, after tearing off
a piece to light his cigar?"What \
tVfCttt is a pa|cr that'll slways come
up to the scratch. You editors ain't
got backbone Cnongll. I want a pa
per that's rough ; yes ! one that'll lake
the skin off. I do." Old Shavings,
Ihe carpenter, who was fixing onr
sanctum door so we could close it
when we heard Boreuihnrd coining
in future, here "put in his oar and re
marked that he thought so too and had
jess such a one in I is pocket. Have
you ? said 15, adjusting his eyeglasses,
'let's sec it' Old Shavings fell in the
pocket of his overalls, and solemnly
handed over u sheet of sandpaper.
Tin: El be 1 Ion (Ga) Gazette tells
"how lo double the price of our cotlou
crops" us follows: Supposing out
crops to reach 8,000 balms, at ten
ccnls, it would bring to our county
$320,000. If this crop was used up
by factories in Ihe county it wound
bring, instead of $320,000, a return
of nearly $700,000. This being the
case it behooves every farmer in the
county lo use his exertions (or the
establishment of cotton factories
right hero at home. With their crops
yielding such handsome amount,
those who are behind-hand?slaves
to their factors?would s'ion be able
lo thiow off the shack'es of debt and
It is found, by adding together the
vote given respectively lo Gov. Rob
inson, John Kelly and the Greenback
and Temperance candidates in New
York State, that Cormll, the Repub
lican Governor to be, is in a minor
ity of oyer seventy thousand ! This
docs not look like a Governor chosen
jof the people
A Radical Love Feast,
j One of the features of the Fair that
lias escaped notice, was the general
gmhering of the Radical clans in Co
lumbia. The time was cunningly ,
chosen, in the expectation that this
Hot king together of harpies would be
unobserved in the immense crowd
that visited- Columbia during Fair
week. Hut their prolonged absence
from Columbia makes their assem
bling conspicuous". What it hey did
is not known. What they ?deetved' to
do every one can guess. They .are
preparing for a fight in 1S8?, as des
perate as any yet wituct-sed in the
Slate ; ai d they hope, through the aid
of Northern Republicans, the Federal
government and Democratic difesen
sionsy to carry South-Cat ollria for
the Presidential nominee of tile Re
publican party and for Radical Con
gressmen. It is idle to pooh-pooh
their efforts and predict a walk-over
for the Democrats next year. That
the Republicans expect to make a
desperate light in South Carolina,
Louisiana, and perhaps Mississippi,
next year, is ahead}' foreshadowed
in stalwart Northern newspapers.
The situation can be brielly summed
up. The Solid South .with New York
and Indiana can elect a President.
Indiana went Democratic last year
by an increased uisjorky, white .(ho
Republicans* gained in all the.other
Stales, and carried Now York by
thirty five thousand. This yea*, de
spite Democratic dissensions in* New
York the votes for Robinson and
K* Hy combined exceeded those for
Cornell by thirty-five thousand, al
though Cornell was run by Conkling
on the Grant platform. The Repub
licans ave not Sanguine of carrying
iheso two States next 3"car, and they
will make the fight in the three
Southern S atcs named above. They
hope to carry one of the three at
least. Failing in this Ihey will raise
the cry of fraud, and claim that they
have been counted out. A prominent
Republican has already said that
Grant will not be nominated unless
there is fear of Democratic fraud,
otherwise Blaino or Sherman will lie
selected. Thia means that if the Re
publicans feel ?o&ttdent of carrying
New York or Xiuiriana, they will nom
inate a civilian, but if uot they will
select G ant, cry fraud in the South,
and endeavor to steal the Presidency
again. An indispensable feature of
this programme is to make a close
ten in South Carolina. Wo firmly
believe that the gathering of the Radi
cal cars in Columbia last week
meant ranch more than a mere visit
of pleasure. They wore taking pre
liminary steps for perfecting a des
perate campaign next summer. Fore
warned is forearmed. If the Democ
racy devote their whole time to an un
seemly squabble over the loaves and
lishcs, they will wake next November
to find that the Radicals have slipped
in and captured the feast.? \Virin&
boro 2\T'V:s and Herald.
Patriotic Sentiment
Senator Mill, of Georgia, gives ut
terance lo tliis bold declaration and
patriotic sentiment: "We, as Demo,
era.s, must put down corruption
wherever wc find it, inside of our par
ty, as well as outside of it. That is
my doctiinc, and 1 intend to proclaim
it all over Georgia rthcu I return
home." This is the only wise and
! patriotic course for the Statesman to
: pursue. That man is a poor States
man, and very much out of Iiis place
;as a leader of the people, who would
cover up corruption and wiong doing
in Iiis party to maintain political as
cendancy. The time lias come when
political parlies, like individuals,
must stand upon their merits, if
, they stand at all. A great many ir
? regularities have crept into the ranks
of the Georgia Democracy within the
past few years, and Senator Hill sees
(the dangers which are threatening
. the existence of llic party and is giv?
ing the people warning.
No vornan can a (ford 16 grow up in
ignorance of household management.
The comfort of some homo in the fu
ture is endangered whenever instruc
; lion is withheld which would enable a
woman lo plan wisely all arrange
ments necessary for Hie well oidering
of ihe spot which is lo be her home,
i whether that hoipc bo one of wealth
or the reverse inay come even after
\ prospective wealth makes such knowl
Icdge seem unnecessary.
I St nvcnip.ic for Tjiik Uhangkm;i:o
j Di:mo< hat. Only $1.00 per annum.

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