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XH?'SUMTER WATCHMAN, Established April, IS50.
Consolidated Aug. 2, 1881.1 lBe Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at. be thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's." THE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established Juno, 1S66. SUMTER, S. C., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1881. New Series-Yoi. ?. Ko. 22. naneacawiESBi TERMS I Two Dollars per annum-ic advance. ADVERTISEMENTS. One Square, first insertion.-$1 00 ti very subsequent insertion. 50 Contracts for three months, or longer will be made at reduced rates. All communications which snbserve private nterests will be charged for as advertisements. Obituaries and tributes of respect will bc charged for. - Marriage notices and notices of deaths pub? lished free. For job work or contracts for advertising address Watchman and Southron, cr aoplv at the Office, to 2?. G. OSTE?N, Business Manager. FOR LEASE OR S??T THE PLANTATION KNOWN AS AN? DERSON VILLE, in Charleston County, eighteen miles above Mount Pleasant, most desirably and beautifully situated on See Wee Bay, with a good landing for ves? sels of 4 to 6 feet draft. The place is quite healthy, with fish and game in abundance, -and the soil quite productive, being adapted to both Cotton and provisions. The finest quality of Long Staple Cotton has been grown upon it. It contaius between eight and nine hundred acres, a large part of which is well .wooded and timbered. The place is in need of repairs ; but it has on it a dwelling house, in good condition, and semi- out-buildings. To a good tenant, who will obligate :to put the place ir. order, a favorable lease will be given ; or if preferred it will be sold for a j fair price. For further narticulars applv to N. G.'OSTEEN, Sumter, S. C. j F. H. FOLSOM, L. W. FOLSOM". ! F. H. FOLSOM k I Native-born Sumtonians. M ?2! H? GO 05 00 Practical "Watchmakers and Jewelers, Main- Street, oj^osite John Reid's, nSALESS IN Watches, Clocks, GOLD AND PLATED JEWELRY, Spectacles, Siller asi Platea "Ware, FISHING TACKLE, Sewing Machine Needles, Oils, Etc General Repairing done at Conscientious Prices. Give us a call and be conviuced. Oct 25 2m REPUBLICAN-STREET, JUST ARRIVED One Car Load of CELEBRATES) Old Hickory Wagons, Manufactured by theTCentucky Wagon Manu? facturing Company, of Louisville, Ky. They are made of the hest material, by skilled workmen. Every Wagon sold guar? anteed for 12 months. They run lighter, and are in every respect as good as any Wagou made, while at the same time their price is as low as Wagons of inferior grad?. Also, on hand, a fine assortment of BUGGIES, OF ALL STYLES AND GRADES, At prices to suit thc times JUST ARRIVED ONE CAR LOAD OF Fine Kentucky Horses, some of them extra good drivers-selected with care for this market. Oct 25 W. M. GRAHAM. - ??riiiiiimn ii.?;-???ni in'ii ii i '??-ri i ataag? J. N. ROB?OMjT& SON, COMMISSION MERCHANTS AND Dealers in Fertilizers, 68 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON November 9 1881. At the commencement of another business year we acknowledge with pleasure the pa? tronage and confidence of our plaataig friends. Sotson's Cotton and Com Fertilizer, Bobson's Compound Acid Phosphate, have given very gratifying satisfaction. Our Cotton and Corn Fertilizer is one of the higb est standard. It contains among other val? uable ingrediment3 3 per cent; of Ammonia, per cent, of J?tasb, IC per cent of availa? ble Phosphate. Having been among the first to ^introduce Guano in this State, we can confidently refer to our planting friends that during the series of years we have sold them Mamares we have always given a pure article. Every Manure is tested. We offer the above Fertilizers for cash, time or cotton. Planters ordering immediately will be allowed to the 1st of April to decide which they prefer, cash or time. An order for a car? load of ten tons will be sent free of drayago, for a less amount Si per ton will bo charged. Nov 15 3m , 113 VATER ST., KEW yOBK. The whitest, nicest and best goods made. Guaranteed pure, superior ia quality and Style of package to any brand in the world. Takes less quantity to ? J the same work. Ask your grocer for it, ar..-* iave ao other. S TA! SCOYi ? LOST MANHOOD REST'RED. A victim of youthful ixbprcdfcJDCC caasbg Prczav tore Decay, Nervous Debility. Lost Marthe 2. etc., having tried ia vain every kr. ?en renn /. ia3 diz covered s Fimples-'? cure. "R-L:eh bo uiU e r <. FREH to bis fellow-safferers, address J. H. KLEVES 43 Chattapa St., X. Y. SHERIFF'S SALES. BY VIRTUE OF SUNDRY EXECUTIONS to me directed, will be sold at Sumter Court House, on the FIRST MONDAY and day following in January nest, I8S2, within legal hours of sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, the following property-purchasers to pay for titles : 40 Acres of Land, more or less, in Sumter County, king on the public road, leading from Sumter to Stateburg, bounded by lands now or formerly of J. E. Brown, Dr. Edward Solomons, Charles DeLorme, John Mont I gomery and others, levied upon as the proper? ty of J. K. Corbett, under an Execution of Herman Baruch against J. N. Corbett. All the right, title and interest of R. D. Reed & Co. in and to one-eighth cf an acre of land, more or less, with the building thereon, in the town of Sumter, bounded by Court? house lot, by lot owned by Z. E. Walker, and fronting on Main-street, levied upon as the property of R. D. Reed & Co., under an Execution of M. Goldsmith & Son against R. D. Reed & Co. 1 bale Cotton, seized and to be sold as the property of Mark Johnson, under Warrant of Attachment under Agricultural Lien of Wm. Bogin vs. Mark Johnson. 1 bale Cotton, also, 500 pounds Fodder, 10 bushels Cotton Seed, more or less, seized and to be sold as the property of Archy i Frierson under Warrant of Attachment un [ der Agriculral Lien of W. J. McLeod, Agent, TS. Archy Frierson. 700 pounds Seed Cotton, ?00 pounds of Fod? der and Tops, and 60 bushels Cotton Seed, more or less, seized as the property of J. N. ! Scott under Warrant of Attachment under ! Agricultural Lien of Baldwin & Co., and ! Barnett & Son against J. N. Scott. ? 100 bushels Cotton Seed, 5 bushels Corn 1000 pounds Fodder, and 450 pounds Seed Cotton, more or less, seized and to be sold as the property of Mrs. J. A. Deschamps and G. Cooper, under Warrant of Attachment under Agricultural Lien of Baldwin & Co., vs. Mrs. J. A. Deschamps and G. Cooper. One one-horse buggy, one set of single buggy harness, levied upon and to be sold as the property of Alfred Davis, under an Execution of Dr. W. W. Anderson Jr., vs. Alfred Davis. One sorrel mare, and one sorrel mule, levied upon and to be sold, as the property of George H. Webb under an Execution of Edwin Bates & Co.,Copartners vs. George H. Webb. 2 bales cotton, also 500 lbs. seed cotton, 150 lbs. Fodder, 10 bushels corn and 50 bush? els cotton seed, all more or less, seized and to be sold as the property of Luke B. Owens under Warrant of Attachment under Agri? cultural Lieu of S. A. Rigby vs. Luke B. Owens. One Bale of cotton, seized and to be sold as the property of Wm. B. Carnes under War? rant of Attachment under Lund rent Lien of Moise and Lee, vs. Wm. B. Carnes. 8 bales of cotton, 150 bushels cotton seed I, 500 lbs. hay and corn tops, seized and to bc sold as the property of Wm. M. Green under Warrants of Attachments under Agri? cultural Lien of A. A. Strauss and Barnet & Son vs. Wax. M. Green. 60 bushels cotton seed, 5 bushels peas, 10 bushels potatoes, 100 lbs. see-i cotton, 1,000 lbs. hay ali more or less seized and to be sold, as the property of Monroe Lowry and Calvin Wells uncVr Warrants of Attachments under Agricultural Liens of Baldwin & Co. and Mills und Muldrow vs. Monroe Lowry and Calvin Wells. 1,050 lbs. seed cotton, more or less seized and to he sold as the property of J. D. Tun cil under Warrant of Attachment under Agricultural Lieu of S. D. Pierson vs. J. D. Tuncili. One bale cotton, 150 bushels cotton seed 3 bushels peas, SOO lbs. fodder. 2,500 lbs hay and tons, all more or less seized and to be sold as the property of S- B. Cooper and A. W. Cooper, under Warrants of Attachments under Land rent and Agricultural Liens of Baldwin & Co. & Daniel Kirby vs. S- B. Cooper ano A. W. Cooper. R. W. DURANT, S.S. C. Sheriff's Office; Jun. ll 1SS2. State of South Carolina. COUNTY OF SUMTER. IN THE PROBATE COURT. Matilda A. Flowers, Administratrix on Utz EstaU of Thomas E. Flowers, deceased, Plaintiff, agaim>t Anna V. Ii. Fiowtrs, Al>en G. Flowers. Bertha Flowers. Katy Flowers,- Hampton Flowers and Thomas E. Floiccrs, Defendants. IN PURSUANCE of an order by said Court in above stated action dated the 13th day of December, A. D. ISSI, I will offer for sale at Sumter C. H., on Salesday in January next (1S32) during the usual hours of sale, a small lot in the Town of Sumter, bounded on the South by Republican Street; East by the lot of the Plaintiff. North by lot of H. Harby, West by lot of Wm. M. Graham, the North and South lines measuring each Sixty feet, and the East and West lines measuring each 300 feet. Terms cash-purchaser to pav for necessarv papers and expenses cf sale. T. V. WALSH. Dec. 13. Judge of Probate. ti ATWO-STORY RESIDENCE. GOOD Barn and Stable, small Orchard, on 259 ACRES OF LAND, three miles from Lynchburg Depot, on the Bishop iileRoad. A desirable place, with beautiful oak grove in yard. Apply to' JOHN H. HUGGINS, Dec. 20 4 Lynchburg, S. C. COW L?ST7 A LARGE RED COW, with long, straight J\_ horns, clip on each ear. and a wart on left hip. She was recently bought, and came from the Jennings neighborhood. A REWARD of $5 \ ill be paid for her return to me in Sumter. Nov 29 W. D. BLAND?NG. il SALE ANO FEED STABLES. STOCK. Just received this 15th December, TEN NICE DRIVING AND WELL BROKE HORSES. TEN EXTRA LARGE AND FINK TIMBER AND TURPENTINE .MULES. Also-on hand, A Lot of MEDIUM FARM MULES. WAGONS. Just arrived-One Car Load Two-Uorse MITCHELL WAGONS-the best in use. A full line of Wilson, Childs & Co.'s Wagons. BUDGIES. A Full Line of all grades-some very hand? some. GRAIN. To Arri\e. 3.000Bu. Mixed Corn. 2.500 Bu. White Corn. The attention of wholesale buyers is invited. On Hand. Two Cars Feed Oats, Two Cars Prime Timothy Hay, One Car Wheat Bran and Fine Feed. vj . " "-*' ;'.T1^ (FOR PROFIT. I ?. :f.;:\,;-;v ? ; ; PRACT?CAL ? 4 . ?r!a FLORICULTURE p i T;.,..,-Y:?, '/G,R. _.T_ * I] ' 7 -LV* ?"FOR PLEAG?nZ. J m .s^st? * t --?J ^-- <?:-?? fi ? . */ !7<*i ?.. .". ?>. tv f,;;,'. u .? ???y3 ? | ?&?? U J ;?-:/V?i % *&M i S PETER H??4?:?\-\::Ot-: ??c.\| IGAVE MY CHILD three <!...? es of tho l'atent Remedy-29?5 - a n d they brc-cht away a half pint worms. S'ihi by druggists; Cause and Effect. The main cause of nervousness is indiges? tion, and that is caused by weakness of the stomach. No one can have sound nerves and good health without using Kop Bitters to Strengthen the stomach, purify theblood. and keep the liver and kidneys active, to carr- off ail the poisouous and waste matter cf the system -Advance. Coffee drinkers should read the advertise ment in another column headed Good Coffee. Jewelry at a small advance above cost, is I beiirgsold during thc holidays by F. H. Fol i som & Bro. A fine assortment on hand. Don't make your purchases for Christmas or New Years, until you see the elegant and cheap presents at D. J. Auld's. j Christmas goods in endless variey at D. J. i Auld's. Call at F. H. Folsom & Bro.'s and see .the j improved Safety Lamp. Christmas. New Years aud Birthday Cards, j at D. J. Auld's. S. L. .McBride, of the firm of .McBride & I I Co., wholesale crockery merchant?. Atlanta, j j Ga., who bas been a great sufferer from 1 Catarrh, says ; "After haviDg tried all the j best medical skill in the United States, and j I every known remedy. I was cured with S. S. j S.''" The King of all Specifics for blood dis- I eases. Purely' vegetable. Price, Si,00 and j $1.75 per bottle. Dr. M?ffett's Teeth ina (Teething Powders.) j will cure your child. For sale by all drug- j gists and country merchants. ?ll ll ? Cf ill ll . > Stanley's China Hall. j Messrs. J. C. Stanley & Bro., Columbia, j I S. 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Address HARPER & BROTH K RS, New York. Removal. j Tm 3& fe* iga j Have Removed into tln?r Xew j Stables on Liberty Street. ON NANI). I j ! One Car-load Wc!l-broke Driving and j ! Draft Horses, and Ono Car-load Well- j broke Mules, Large and Small: G?ll LIV KU Y\ j j j I Oar Business in this Linc Will bo Con? tinued *.vith increase'3 Facilities; i Special "nrirains on Hauling Cou tracts. p uit.cn vsCT.s Will find il to their interest to call and ; examine Stock before Laying elsewhere. Sept. -j? LOBERA AND HER LOVEE. The Or?in of :i Famous Old Song. About the year 1858 there appeared in the musical circles of the West a song which for twelve years li ad a run rarely attained by popular melodies. The music had a peculiar charm, the words were singularly touching, and their length, extending to eight long verses, suggested to the reader a story b?.ck of them. In ract. the extreme pathos of the words contributed as much, perhaps, as the music to give to the composition its wonderful success. It was sung everywhere, in parlors, in concerts, on the streets, and in the camps of the contending armies. Tn the Northern army it was immensely popular, and it found its way South through Louisville and Cincinnati, and during the late war it was the only piece sung in Southern homes, and ex? cepting martial airs, about the only one sung in the Confederate camp. Every? where was "Lorena." A steamer on the Ohio was named Lorena, engines on Western roads were called Lorena, and a person now sometimes meets in so? ciety, young ladies named Lorena, called that by mothers twenty years ago. That the song had a story nearly every one familiar with it supposed, and sup? posed correctly, and it may not be un? interesting to this late day to give admirers of the famous melody the facts in the love affair. The author of the words was the Rev. H. D :L Webster. He studied in the Columbus Academical and Collegiate Institute, and was editor of the college paper. In the year 1848, being then twenty four years of age, and full of poetry and romance, be was enjoying his first pas? torate in Zanesville, Ohio. His leading parishioner was a wealthy manufacturer, whose residence was upon one of the many hills which surround that smoky town. The house was about half a mile out, the eminence upon which it was seated was the one referred to in the song : 'Twas flowery Mar, When up the billy slope we dimed To watch the dying of the day And hear the distant church bells chimed. There lived in this family a younger sister of his wife, who was the leading singer in the choir. She was 19 years cf age, small of stature, had blue eyes and light brown hair, and was as fair as a illly. She was not.only a sweet sing? er, but she was as full of poetry and romance as her pastor, and they soon became very much attached. Their loving did not, however, 'prosper well,' for the family were proud and aristo? cratic, and had higer notions of the girl's future than to sanction her mar? riage with a poor preacher. As she was dependent upon them for a home she was forced to yield to the counsel. Mr. Webster says he now thinks it wise counsel, and they were obliged to give each other up. It was, however, thc strong will and proud spirit of the sis? ter more than thc eppsition of the broth? er-in-law, that s?parai ed them or rather kept Lorena from him. Lorena seems to have been passive, indecisive in character, and submissive in the hands of her strong-willed sister. Mr. Web sio.v saw her for the lait time at her home, learned of the sister's unconquer? able ;]. position-, heard bis fate, and look a quiet but painful farewell, very little being said. That night she wrote him a last letter, in which she used thc words so well remembered by those familiar with the song : "If we trv we may forget." It was eight years after that he wrote : For c'if we trv we may forset," Were words of thine long years ago. # * ~ * ? * Yes: these were words of thine. Lorena, They burn within my memory yet, They touch some tender chords Lorena, Which thrill iind tremble with regret. There is a future. Oh thank God, Of life this is so small a part, 'Tis dust to dust beneath the sod, But there, up there, 'tis heart to heart. The effect of the separation was to crush thc young man, and writing to a j friend five years ago, tweuty-six years after the occurrence, he says ; "I doubt if ail dark lines arc erased from my heart yet." He resigned his pastorate and sought another field, smothering his pain by bard study and work. And the osly sign of that pain the world ever sar? was the heart cry in the son'g of "Lorena." In 1855 he was residing in Racine, Wisconsin, where he met J. P. Webster the composer, who, though of the same name is of no relation to him. They soon became very intimate. J. P. Webster was writing sc:/>e nwsic and was troubled to find appropriate words. Rev. Mr. Webster told him that he would write a song, and in two j days he produced it, entitled "Bertha," a mere fancy name. When thc com? poser came to set it to mu^ic he wanted a name of three syllables scented on the second and the author then made up the name of "Lorena.' The young lady's name was not Lorena, however, nor Bertha but Ella. It is said she lost her vivacity and sunny witching ways after they parted, and never regained them, and that she is now a sad sickly woman, past the prime of life. She is the wife of a Judge, aud lived for many years at Iron tun on thc Ohio. When last heard from, however, several months ago, she was travelling in Europe, lier proud and haughty sister has long since passed over thc river, where " 'tis heart to heart, instead of dollar to dollar." Her brother-in-law died only a few weeks ago. Mr. Web? ster, also past the prime of lile, is mar? ried, aud lives in Neenah, Wis., a minister and thc editor of a local paper. J emilia ??urke of Fl'emiii?. Ky., was O' J ' visited simultaneously by two suitors, Royce and Rogers. Neither was in? clined to retire and leave thc other alone with the girl, because both knew thal they had alike come to pop the ques? tion. After two hours of ubsiinato sit? ting. Rogers remarked that a man was selling moonshine whiskey in a louely place half a milo away, and invited ? j Rovco to ?o and drink some. They ' . went together and got thc whiskey. ? 1 Rosers then said he guessed he would j return io Jemima, as ho wished to sec j he alone, noyce replied that he had a ; 1 precisely simil:!i- intention. That made 1 | Kogors desperate, and he shot Koycc to ? i death : 1 A Marvelous Ri?e-Sbot. What Pri?cc Otto, a Z<cz Torce Indian l?oy, has JOone. From the California Advertiser, Prince Otto, lite boy chief of the Nez Perce Indians, the protege of Captain MacDonald, and without ex? ception the most wonderful riile shot in tiie world, gave au exhibition of rifle shooting at Flatt's llall last week that was far superior to the best work ever done by Carver or Dr, Ruth. The audience was select, and included several English, French, Russian and Italian officers, and every one present was satisfied, at the close uf the ex? hibition, that they had witnessed the most wonderful feats ever performed with a rifle. After going through a man? ual of arms that would puzzle the oldest militia general in the Union, Otto com? menced shooting. A framework was built upon the stage, within which were a number of swinging glass balls. Upon the rear planknieut was sus pejded the figure of a man, life size A five-cent piece was placed upon the top of the head cf this figure. Otto's back being to the object, the word "about" was given, and the coin was pierced through the centre. Ile then put down his rifle six feet from where he stood, turned a somersault, caught his rifle again, fired, and cut the string of the suspended figure at which he had previously fired. A pistol barrel was then placed in a small steel frame ; behind this was fixed a razor, with the edge facing the audience. On each side of this razor j was a glass ball securely placed. The pisttl barrel, razor and balls were masked with a covering o? white cloth. The boy was then blindfolded and his back turned "to the object. Tee "about face" was given, when he fired down through the pistol barrels, split Ir's single rifle ball upon the razor's edge, and broke both glass balls on- the right and left. This re? markable feat was performed by the bo3'7s sense of location. Then a loaded pistol was placed diagonally from where Otto stood. Three balls were set swinging in contrary direc? tions. Otto fired, hit the trigger of the pistol, and broke thc three balls. Eight metal balls were then screwed on the ten-foot frame. On thc sides below nul above balls were set swing? ing in every direction. MacDonald stood in front of the boy, who then fired over his head, and at each side of him, and between his knees, break? ing the balls from any and every part where they were suspended behind MacDonald's back. A target was then put up behind Mac Donal J's j back. The boy went through the same performance, standing opposite MacDonald, and rung the bell (which is placed at the extreme rear, at every shot by carroming on the metal balls. Six small lighted tapers were then arranged upon a slender perpendicu? lar pole; then, while in thc various postures of vaulting and tumbling, Otto extinguished each respective light with his rifle. Glass balls were thrown up in the air in every con? ceivable direction. These Olio broke promiscuously without any sight at all, for a large business card was fastened over thc point of his rifle. This description ot shooting he con? siders the most simple, and, though wonderful to the spectator, scarcely worthy his own prowess. Otto's average in this class of shooting is CS out of 100. Otto placed his weapon at a point distant six feet from him ; then, at the \vord "ready," two glass balls weie thrown in the air. lie tumbled, caught his rifle, fired and broke both of'these bails with one shot. Twelve glass balls were placed upon a perpendicular pole in exact rotation. Otto loaded, fired, and i broke every one of them in twelve seconds. Otto's favorite weapon is the Winchester rifle, one of which, in token of admiration, was presented to him by the Winchester Rifle Com? pany. To close the performance, Otto, while his left arm was securely tied to his side, loaded, aimed, fired, and broke a large number of glass balls with his right arm. The Desirae Lion of our For es i<s? How terrible '.he results of this wholesale destruction may bc is seen in the desolation wrought upon Baby? lon, Thebes Memphis, and especially upon the people of the Chinese province of Shan-Li only three years ago, by the loss of their forests. History shows that not a few nations have declined with the disappearance of their forests, and upon the preser? vation of our water-courses may de? pend our existence sis a nation. While the Government ought to pro? tect its own forests, and especially its mountain forests, it is thc farmers and other small land-owners who can effect the most good; and every in flr-encc possible should be exerted to induce them to reclothc a portion of their denuded lands The most effec? tive agency would bc the press, par? ticularly the agricultural press; and ? it is to be hoped that it will agitate the subject until the desired result is brought about.-Professor Thomp? son. Hard on the Lawyer. IL is related of George Clarke, the celebrated negro minstrel, that being examined as a witness he was severe iy interrogated by the attorney, who wished to break down his evidence. "You are in the negro minstrel business, 1 believe V inquired the lawyer. "Yes, sir," was the prompt reply, j "Isn't that rattier a low calling*/" j demanded the lawyer. "I don't know but. what it is, sir," j replied the minstrel; "hui it is so , much better titan my father's that I nm proud of it." ! "What, was your father's calling?" | "ile was a lawyer," reps iud Clarke, ? lu a tone of regret that put the j ni die nee in a roar. Tho lawyer Jet tim alone. It's a mean boy who, knowing that j n's sister's young man is .-til! in thc ? parlor, viii tslip down stairs near mid- '?? \ light and gaily ring the breakfast . i jell A Maiden's Stratagem. Miss Rebecca Batos died at Scitn uate Mass., recently, at the age of 88 years. Iii 1812 the borders of Massachu? setts were looked after by a number of British cruisers. Inhabitants of (lie fishing villages were forced to band themselves iii a sort of military fashion, and repel by arms the attacks made upon their chicken coops. The maritime enemy had theil* hearts set on poultry, which was natural, con? sidering their lona' and forced subsis tence upon tough salt meats. To thwart them was to excite their anger and malice, and not unfrequently, failing- to get chickens, they resorted to harsh measures in retaliation. In the spring of tlie year named a British frigate ran into Sciluatc harbor; set lire fo some vessels and seized others, and threatened, if resistance was offered, to bombard the town. When the frigate departed, citizens of Scitu ate banded themselves into a home guard, and fortified Crow Point with a brass cannon. The British took the hint and stepped -".way, and gradual ly, as alarm subsided, the home guard went about its farming. September came. One pleasant evening of that month Miss Bates, then a maiden of 18, sat sewing. Uer sister Abigail, 14 years old, and her mother sat with her. Capt* Simeon Bates, thc father, likewise the keeper of the light house, was away, and the Home Guard were scattered all about. Mrs. Bates had just said to Kebecca that it was time to put the kettle on. The maiden rose and went into thc kitchen. Glancing through the window as she passed she saw a British frigate close at hand aud about lowering her boats. In her own nairative ol the occur? rence Miss Bates sa}*s that she knew the ship at a glance as La Hogue, and she called out to her sister: '.0, Lord ! the old La llegue is off here again ! What shall we do '( Here are their barges a coming, and they'll burn up our vessels just as they did afore." Two vessels lay at tlie wharf laden with flour, and Miss Bates in her narrative, says. "Wc couldn't afford to lose that in those times, when the embargo made it so hard to live we Lad to bile pumpkins all da}* to get sweetening for sugar." Her quick mind decided to repel the enemy by a stratagem. The musical instru? ments of thc Home Guard were stored in the bouse. She could play four tunes on the fife, and lier sister Abigail could beat the drum in an exceedingly wild manner. "Yankee Doodle'"' was their masterpiece. The idea thus conceived was quick? ly put through. Rebecca and Abi? gail, with the drum and thc fife, ran down behind the cedar wood, and in a moment the quiet September even? ing was startled by thc most remark? able martial outburst that ever was heard. **T looked/7 says Miss Bates, I "and I could see the men in thc j barges resting on their oars and list- j ening. Then I saw a Hag Jiving from j the masthead of the ship, recalling ; them. My sister began to make a speech and I said: Don't make me laugh, for I can't pucker my mouth. When the men in the barges saw the flag they went about so quick that one fell overboard, and they picked him up by tho back of his neck and hauled lum in." A quarter of an hour bter the La Hogue sailed away, thc strains of "Yankee Doodle" pursuing her. Hough Experience Colonel Solon's boy Sam traded oft' his yellow dog last week to Jem Jenks for the latter's old anny musket. Sam had never fired a gun, but he had a notion how it should be done. His luther had hali a pound of powder in the house, which Sam poured down the muzzle, then jammed down a whole newspaper, and lilied the re? maining space with chunks of lead which he cut oil from the lead pipe in thc kitchen with the butcher knife. The cap was put in place and armed with this czar destroyer the boy went forth in search of adventures. Upon the roof of an adjoining house were a flock of doves, and Sam rested his gun over the fence, pointed the muzzle in their direction, and saying to himself. "They won't know what's hit 'em," shut belli eyes and pulled the trigger. For about a half a minute that neighborhood was so filled with feathers, noise, chunks of doves' meat, pieces of wood, boys' yells, and women's shrieks, that the people on the south side thou dit there had been O a collision on the circus train and tli3 elephant was taking out an old ?rudec on the lions. Sam laid fiat on his back with the gun a rod behind him, and shivering from the con? cussion. Hall of Sam's face was black and blue, and he didn't dare to \ get up until he was sure the gun was all shot off. and even then he wasn't certain that more than half the load ; had gone out. And those doves ! Why, two dozen had been paralyze-! and the top ofthat house looked as if a shell had burst in the attic and : blowed a feather bed with a servant girl up through thc roof. There : wasn't enough left of the doves to 1 distinguish a fan tail from a bu!!- ; terrier, and people ir: tho neighbor- j iiood are preparing to move away unless JSan; is sent into the countrv. 1 It is solemnly stated that a man at . Rome Ga.) wanted to go to Coup's I ; circus when it exhibited there, and . ! didn't have the money. ?le tried to ! ' borrow it., but failed. Pie then went j ; to a merchant and bought a dollar's . ( worth of coffee on credit, suhl ii fer' J seventy-five cents cash, ano was j soon viewing the animals and the IJ leapers with as much unconcern MS ? ? the man who hail t'> <ret a twenty dui- i . lar bill changed to purchase Ina ! ' ticket. j J Thc bashful young man. who asked ; ! a lady on thc beach if he "could see ? > her home," was much surprised lo 1 li ear her reply "that he could go up 1 ' and see it if he wanted to. but sh" ', didn't think her father wanted to : \ sell." \ : Recipes-. Cu:? PcPDiSG.-?orne stale rolls, di? vested of crust and cut in halves. Place each bait* in u teacup and cover it with milk till it is soaked through. Turn ir out on to a plate, add a little more milk :?nd with it jam of marmalade. HOW TO MA'K'K 3\??AT TENDER.-Cut the steaks the day before, into slices about two inches thick, rub them over with a small quantity o? soda; wash off next morning, cut into suitable thick? ness, and cook as you choose. Thc same process will answer for fowls, legs of mutton, etc. Try, all who love deli? cious, tender dishes of meat. LEMON CAKE.-Beat to a cream one cup of butter and three cups of powder? ed sugar. Add the yolks of five eggs, previously weil-beatcn, the juice and grated rind of one lemon, aud a cup of miik with one teaspoonful of saleratus (or baking powder) dissolved in it. Then add the whites of the eggs beaten to a stiff froth, sift in four cups of fiour and bake. GLAZED HAM.-Soak and boil a Lam twenty minutes to the pound, and let it get almost cold in the water. Skin it ucatly, and coat with a paste made of a cup of cracker crumbs, oue of milk, two beaten eggs, and seasoned with pepper. Set the ham in the oven until the glazing is browned, moistening, now and then, with a few spoonfuls of cream. Wind frilled paper about the shank, and garnish with parsley. BISHOP PUDDING.-Butter some thin slices of bread, without crust, and over the butter spread a good iayer of jam. Cut the slices into convenient pieces. Linc and border a deep pie dish with puff paste, arrange the slices of bread and butter in the dish until half full. Make au ordinary, rather milky ground rice pudding, flavor the milk with which ic is made with thc rind of a lemon. Sweeten to taste, and add toit two or three beaten up eggs, according to thc size of the pudding. Pour this mixture into thc ph dish, and bake in a brisk oven. Alcohol's History. F'w the "TYatrrof Lifo" Came into Gen . .-al use-A Child of the Death. The process of distillation by which alcohol was obtained from fermented liquors was utterly unknown until about the middle of thc eleventh century, when it was introduced into Europe by some Arabian alchemists. It does not appear that it was used, however except for certain mechanical, *aud chemical pur? poses, and also in the manufacture of a kind of paste with which the ladies painted themselves that they might appear moro beautiful, until the cix tC'Uth century. The Black Plague was then sweeping oven Europe sometimes called the Biack Death. It started in China or India, and ravaged all Europe, It is estimated that niuety millions were swept away by its ravages. The r.v.'-".' vitae, or water of life, as it is called, was introduced at that time as au experiment in order tc stay the ravages of this awful disease. During the reign of William and Mary an act was passed encouraging the manu? facture of spirits. Soon after, and as a natural consequence, intemperance and profligacy prevailed to such an extent that the retailers in intoxicating drinks put up signs in public places, informing the people that t'hey might get drunk for a penny, and, have straw to get sober on. In 1751 it was given to the English soldiers as a cordi;;!, and we learn also that for some time previous it had been used among the laborers in the l?u?rarian mines. Alcohol was then mostly of grapes, and sold in italy and Spain at first as a medicine. Thc Genoese afterword made it from grain, and sold it in bottles lab'icd, 'Water of Life/ During the reigu of Henry VII, brandy was unknown in Ireland, but hardly had it been introduced when its alarming effect induced the government to pass a law forbidding its manufac? ture. In spite of all efforts to the con? trary, however, thc use of alcohol has spread until it has become a universal curse, aud its history is written in the Wretchedness, thc tears, the groans, the poverty, and murder of thousauds. It has marched over the land with the tread of a giant, leaving the impress of its footsteps in the bones the sinews, and life-blood of the people.-Dr. Wil? lard Parker. Il Ililli I IIIH?! I ? 1HMII? - IMT At Horae and Abroad. Thc January number of this excellent and weil established Southern magazine hasjusv paid its regular monthly visit io our sanctum, and a peep at its we?l-stockeu Table o?'Con? tents is tempting enough t?- guarantee a closer examination into ir* pages The opening article is an excellent paper on "German I Poetry." by .Miss Zitella Cooke, of Chicago. r lt reveals io us the gates of that wonderland of German verse, and makes useager for fuller insight into the beasties and romance oftbat c enchanted region. The first installment of .Mrs. Ciara Dargan Maclean's charming story I ur" Southern life-"The Frozen Heart"-is presented, and we are promised the con- f elusion next month. Mrs. Mary Bayard I Clarke, a favorite North Carolina poetess and I x gifted write, contributes a pocTi called [ r "The Magic Ming," conveying a moral that j c is much needed during these days of social c niiil religious strife. "Our Little Xci.uh^ors," ? ;i short sketch of bird-life, by Mr.?. Mattie N. v l?rown, of Kentucky, is next on thelist. "In p the Highlands." translated from the German, \ is continued. "A Memory." a poem by Miss Sara Fauste Murphy, of Ten nos.-ce, is followed J hy a description of "The College of Verden-?a- I the-A lier.'' by H. Wagen?', of Charles'.-n, c himself a recent gradante of the institution he describes. Pr. Hernheim continues to tell us v ibont his trip "Across ?iic Atlantic" in which p lie pietntes some historic localities in thc v Hartz and Thnringian mountains, such as the c Wartburg Castle, ??c. A Christmas poem for f the children, ?? a titled "The Holidays are a Coming." is given by Miss Mary W. McLean, h Mrs. C. T. lira nell's continuaticn of her a descriptive "Florida Sketches'' brings in. this i: rime, a lovely picture o' rite scenery in South- v Florida, ard a s:til down lb . Manatoo Uiver, li rl-ogh F. .M:::r i;. exposes some plagiarisms j k ind literary piracies, in his articles on "Debit ? 1< md Credit." pcrh "ps never before noticed. I ? ."larence H. Urner, ol Virginia-, <;;ves the j b n-tgazi'if"s readers a graceful little adieu to i si .The Old Vear." The next article is from ? >. he versatile pen ol'Col. Chas. R. Jones, of j b he < ha riot te Observer, who ?lou?tes some d Vi-sh ideas concerning "Tho Influences of th.- j ci \tii:ita ICxposiuon,"' he !:iv?!>^ recently j unie a pr-limare to tho "Gale city of thc i n <o-r.h."' Tl c Table is closed with a portion ,? it viv- Lisette C. Bcndieim's "'.'conn-:.ie. or ;X .i:.- -n the Southern Coast, and a poem-hy c, L?ss I!. K. Checkley, of >!ississippi,entitled j.: 'Homeward Hound." We find the raised- ;? aneons departments np to the t?<::i! standard. ! \. ?'he print and type are clear and neu : and | j; iii family '.should ho without this at I rs ct iv?.* ! r) icriodical. Subscription price. $2~50 per ! ., ear. Address the editors at Charlotte, ! t] bk (???^mm d? gmf?m ?J o Ci TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27. Ordered at the Post Office at Sumter, S. G., as Second Class Matter. TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS. "We desire to call attention to the printed iddresses and dates on our papers. We shall >e pleased to correct any errors that have oc :urred. Each subscrioer's account isappend :d to bis address. Some of our subscribers owe for their sub? scription to both the Watchman and the South .on. In such cases we have put the amount lue by them to Aug. 2.. 81. Vor instance: John Doe, 1.10 aug. 2, 81, neans that John Doe owes one dollar and eventy cents up to Aug, 2, 3S81. Thia in ?ludes his indebtedness to both papers. In tther cases, where bi t one paper wa? sub cribed to, we have simply put thc date of hat subscription, indicating that the person ) wes from that date or has paid up lo that late. On account of the Christmas holidays we >n'y issue a half-sheet this week. Mr. Ervin Grooms, of Groomstowo, died ast week. Dering the past week two colored people tave died in this vicinity. Dr. Auld bas just received a full cupplj jf fresh Garden Seeds, and bas burnt the old )nes. Mr. Judson Lawrence, son of Mr. James Lawrence, of the Zoar neighborhood, died on Monday, the 1 Otb of December, from Typhoid Pneumonia, after about ten days sickness. He was about 24 years old, and unmarried. Thanks. Hon. M. C. Butler has sent us a valuable Public Document, (Report on the Culture of the Sugar Beet and the Manfacture of Sugar therefrom,) issued by thc Department of Ag? riculture, under the direction of Hon. W. G. LeDuc, the late Commissioner. Mr. W. S. Carr, of Columbia (the popular clerk of the Wright FJotel) has our thanks for ti copy of the Newport Mercury, a paper which wns established by Benj. Franklin, and is DOW the oldest paper in America. Shooting A?fair. Nathan Carter, colored, was shot on the night of Tuesdav last, in the town of Magnolia, by some unknewu, person inflicting a slight wound on the hand. He waa in a house paying a visit, and the shooting was done through a crack. The supposition is that if he had not been there he would not have been shot. Fire. The Joint Stock Gin and Mill, the property of colored people, containing sotsefive or six bales of cotton, besides the machinery, &c, was entirely eonsumed last Sunday morning. Cause supposed by some to be incendiary, and by others to have resulted from accident or carelessness, as the fire when first discovered was in the wood-piie near the engine, and before assist;uice could be summoned reached the building and got beyond control. There was no insurance. The owner.; of thc estab? lishment have shown much enterprise in their business', and we are sorry for their misfortune. The soot in ooe o'" :!:e chimneys of St. Joseph's Academy, having caught fire last Monday morning caused the alarm of fire to bc given, to which ocr citizens promptly re? sponded, but their fears were dispelled on dis? covering that it was ncibing more than a chimney burniug. Shiloh Items. Mr. A. M. Woods has received from the JJ. S. Commissioner of Fisheries, at Washington, through C. J. Huske, of Columbia, twenty one merman Carp, which he has placed in his new pond. Thc fish were received aud intro? duced into their new home in a fine, healthy condition. The young folks around Woods' Mill Bay were in ecstacies on the 23d, gathering at a tournament; bet some of the knights and ladles went home crest-fallen-neither win? ning or wearing the crovra. There were about fifteen competitor ; the winners were : Leland Moore, (successful knight,) Elliot Keels. William Tr?lnck andlngraham Moore; honoring the Misse? Sallie Truluck, (queen sf love and beauty.) Ycnnelie Player, Gayle Muldrow, cf Darlington, and Ann Amelia Goodman. A farmer near this place narrates for one thousand iron wedges, to bury in the old .?rave of the whip and slavery-the no-fence law augmenting the trade. DeaUt of Charlie Friei son. We regret to learn of the death of a friend, ind former eilis-1:.' cf Snifter, in the pe:-; ;n of Vir. Charles F. Frierson, son cf Mr. Tues. D. Frierso.i, who removed to Atlanta, Georgia, several years ago. The sad event occur rec on :he 4th of December, afar a protracted sick? ness of nearly two years, during which he ?uffered greatly. As a matter of interest to .he friends of his youth in this vicinity, we ?opy below, from the Atlanta Constitution, lis obituary notice, written by bis Pastor* ?cv. W. E. Boggs, and also an editorial an ?ouocemeut of hrs death, published by the ame paper, the editor of which was, we un? terstand, his persocal friend : Died, at his residence in this city. Charles 'letener Frierson in the 33d ;\-ar of his age. Thus the loved son, brother, husband, and atber was cut dowu in the morning of life. ' Jut the sorrowing circle are comforted by the bought that death did not find him un? prepared, in carty youth he made profession 't his faith in the Redeemer and became a OTU nu: n ira nt in the Presbyterian church at ?uniter. S. C. Upon his removal to Gaines ille, Ga., heso wen the conti.:t nee of the good icople that they made him, though but a outh a ruling elder in the church. Th: -e also he was united in marr>..g o liss hallie A., daughter of Colonel J. E. Jodwrne. whom lie leaves, with three yooug hildren to mourn his loss. Our friend had suffered fer years with rasting sickness before the iktal attack of neumon?a seized on his enfeebled frame. ...id chen he foresaw the inevitable termination be ailed to his bed-side all tue members of the irorly, that he might beg them to overlook nd forgive any hasty v.ords which he imgbt ave spoken while under the influence of pain nd nervous depression. Ile was much engaged n prayer and just before the breath left him he i as heard, with feeble accents, trying to nerve itself ?ir the solitary journey into the un? tie wn ty reputing the ?rand words, "I liv iv ?hat my Redeemer liveth." Even the anderings of his imagination were colored y his li??pe and faith. Visions of giory seated to float before his glazing ey*. Loved aeS g~ne before to thc better land seemed to e watching and waiting for him. "Lei me ie the death of the righteous, and h i y ?sst r.d he like his 1"' r\> . ::. PtEf) 1NTUK LOVK or T:r>: Lorn.-There was niversal sadnessat ?he ar::ou;;<-eMent of'the catii of Charlie Fr?crscr Mr. Frierson was n.oL? resident.of Atlanta and had for years "?joyed the esteem and confidence cf ail who now him. Ile was a modest, quiet. Chris an gentleman, For :? long time a sufferer, c bore his afflictions withoui a murmur, and ?und in a glorious and happy death the -viral e t a us: "il :uid honest life. Such men ? the late -a harlie" Frierson . re the salt of leoarth. Peace to his ashes and blessings n his memorv.