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.
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Obituaries and tributes of respect will bc
- Marriage notices and notices of deaths pub?
For job work or contracts for advertising
address Watchman and Southron, cr aoplv at
the Office, to 2?. G. OSTE?N,
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
For further narticulars applv to
Sumter, S. C. j
F. H. FOLSOM, L. W. FOLSOM". !
F. H. FOLSOM k I
Practical "Watchmakers and Jewelers,
Main- Street, oj^osite John Reid's,
GOLD AND PLATED JEWELRY,
Spectacles, Siller asi Platea "Ware,
Sewing Machine Needles, Oils, Etc
General Repairing done at Conscientious
Give us a call and be conviuced.
Oct 25 2m
One Car Load of
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SALE ANO FEED STABLES.
Just received this 15th December,
TEN NICE DRIVING AND WELL BROKE
TEN EXTRA LARGE AND FINK TIMBER
AND TURPENTINE .MULES.
A Lot of MEDIUM FARM MULES.
Just arrived-One Car Load Two-Uorse
MITCHELL WAGONS-the best in use.
A full line of Wilson, Childs & Co.'s Wagons.
A Full Line of all grades-some very hand?
3.000Bu. Mixed Corn. 2.500 Bu. White Corn.
The attention of wholesale buyers is invited.
Two Cars Feed Oats,
Two Cars Prime Timothy Hay,
One Car Wheat Bran and Fine Feed.
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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
Coffee drinkers should read the advertise
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Jewelry at a small advance above cost, is
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Christmas. New Years aud Birthday Cards,
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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
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
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?
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
"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
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
A Maiden's Stratagem.
Miss Rebecca Batos died at Scitn
uate Mass., recently, at the age of
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.
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
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
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." \ :
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
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
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
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?
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
On account of the Christmas holidays we
>n'y issue a half-sheet this week.
Mr. Ervin Grooms, of Groomstowo, died
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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