Yorkville Enquirer from York, South Carolina on September 21, 1871 · 4
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tumorous 5cpartmrnt. JENKINS AT A PIC-NIC. Mary Ann recently determined to go to a pic-nic. Mary Ann is my wife?unfortunately. She had planned it to go alone, so far as I was concerned, on that pic-nic excursion; but when I heard about it, I determined to assist. She pretended she was very glad, but I didn't believe she was. "It will do you good to get away from your work a day, poor fellow," she said; and we shall so much enjoy a eool morning ride on the cars, and dinner in the woods." On the morning of that day, Maria Ann got up at 5 o'clock. About three minutes later she disturbed my slumbers, and told me to come to breakfast. I told her I wasn't hungry, but it didn't make a bit of difference, I had to get up. The sun was up. I had no idea that the sun began business so early in the morning, but there he was. "Now," said Maria Ann, "we must fly around, for the cars start at half past 6. Eat all the breakfast you can, for you won't get any before noon." I could not eat anything at that time in the morning, and it was well I could not, for I had all I could do. There was ice to be pounded to go around the pail of ice-cream, and the sandwiches to be cut, and I thought I should never get the legs of the chickens tixed so that I could get the cover on the big basket Maria Ann flew around and piled up groceries for me to pack, giving directions to tne girl about takiug care of the house, and putting on her dress all at once. There is a deal of energy in that woman?perhaps a trifle too much. At twenty minutes past 6 I stood on the front steps with a basket on one arm, and Maria's water-proof on the other, and a pail in each hand, and a bottle of vinegar in my coatskirt pocket. There was a camp-stool hung on me, too, somewhere, but I forget just where. "Now," said Maria Ann, "we must run, or we shall not catch the train." "Maria Ann," says I, "that's a reasonable idea. How do you suppose I can run with all this freight ?" "You must, you brute. You always try to tease me. If you do not want a sceue on the street you will start, too." So I ran. I had one comfort, at least; Maria fell down and broke her parasol. She called me a brute again, because I laughed. She drove me all the way to the depot in a brisk trot, and we got on the cars; but neither of us could get a seat, nor could I find a place where 1 could set the things down ; so I stood there and held them. "Maria," I said, in winuiug accents, "how is this for a cool morning ride ?" Said she, "You're a brute, Jenkins." Said I, "My love, you have made that observation before." I kept my courage up, yet I knew there would be an hour of wrath when we got home. While we were getting out of the cars, the bottle in my pocket got broke, and consequently I had one boot full of vinegar all day. That kept me pretty quiet, and Maria Ann ran off with a big-whiskered music teacher, and lost her fan, and got her feet wet, and tore her dress, and enjoyed herself much after the fashion of pic-nic goers. I thought it never would come dinner time, and 5laria called me a pig because I wanted to open our basket before the rest of the baskets were opened. At last, dinner time came?"the nice dinner in the woods," you know. Over three thousand little red ants had got into our dinner, and they were worse to pick out than fishbones. The ice-cream had melted, and there was no vinegar for the cold meat, except what was in my boot, and of course that was of no immediate use. The music teacher spilled a cup of hot coffee on Maria's head, and pulled all the frizzles out trying to wipe off the coffee with his handkerchief. Then I sat on a piece of raspberry pie, and spoiled my white pants, and concluded I didn't want anything more. I had to stand up against a tree the rest of the afternoon. The day afforded considerable variety, compared with every day life, but there were so many drawbacks that we did not eujoy it so much as we might have done. An Honest Customer.?An anecdote worth laughing over is told of a man who had an infirmity as -well as an appetite for fish. He was anxious to keep up his character for honesty, even while making a bill with his merchant, as the story goes, and when his back was turned, the honest buyer slipped a codfish under his coat tail. But the garment was too short to cover the theft, and the mer/- Inmt noroeivad it "Nfmv" said thfi diatom er, anxious to improve all the opportunities to call attention to his virtues, "Mr. Merchant, I have traded with you a good deal, and have paid you up honestly and promptly, haven't I ?" "On, yes," answered the merchant, "I have no complaint." "Well," said the customer, "I always insisted that honesty was the best policy, and the best rule to live and die by." That's so," replied the merchant, and the customer turned to depart. "Hold on, friend!" cried the merchant; "speaking of honesty, I have a bit of advice to give you: Whenever you come to trade again, you had better wear a longer coat, or steal a shorter codfish." 1^* The Montgomery Advertiser says that one of the "trooly loil," who came to that city last Saturday to save the country, bought a paper box of lucifer matches before leaving, which "he safely deposited in his vest pocket. But on the road home, his benzine so completely conquered him that he sought a dense shade and fell asleep. He slept until pitch darkness set in, when happening to roll over on his side, he ignited his whole box of lucifers, which, burning through the box and clothing, aroused him from his slumbers to a sense of the inky darkness by which he was surrounded. He felt the fire, inhaled the burning sulphur, drew a hasty conclusion, and expressed it as follows: "Dere, now! 'Fore God, jes what I 'spected! In hell, an' a roastin'. Dat comes o' follering dpm dam radicals!" J6T There is a story told of a self-willed deacon who was always on the wrong side, and ludicrously stubborn. When the temperance reform was in full feather, and the question discussed in the church of which he was an officer, he, as a matter of course, opposed it. He would not sign the pledge; he would not consent to its presentation in the Sunday-school; he objected vehemently to the distribution of tracts. One day, in the a ^' 11 /.?a Ua k ??nf U vnn preaeuue ui a iuii nuuac, uuc ui uic ui^un^u made the case of the deacon a subject of prayer. "0, Lord, if thy servant, our brother, continues his opposition to us, wilt thou, in thy tender mercies, remove him from the church militant below, to the church triumphant above?" "I won't go!" thundered the indignant and obstinate deacon. ? A correspondent of the Boston Traveler records the following: A bright little boy about four years of age, son of a clergyman, was at your correspondent's house one evening with his parent, and I gave him a couple of five cent pieces. He laid them on the table, and putting his finger on one said: "This one I am going to give to the heathen, and the other I am going to keep myself." He played with them awhile, till one of them rolled away and he could not find it. "Well, my lad," said I, which one have you lost?" "Oh," said he, "I have lost the one I was going to give to the heathen." 4-^^ VST A Norwich man is very angry with his wife. He bought an India rubber air-bed. She didn't believe that it was healthy to sleep on a mattress that was not veni,;iated, and so in his absence, punched about fifty holes in it. That husband has lost his faith in woman's ingenuity. ..Agricultural department. From ilie Rural Carolinian. THE BREEDING OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS. There is no branch of husbandry which has received as little systematic attention among the Southern people as the breeding of our domestic animals. Under the old regime it was considered the best economy to leave that to the West, and devote all our energies to the production of cotton. It is not worth while now to reason about the correctness of such a policy, but it is as plain as the nose upon a man's face, that we must diversify our pursuits or do worse. We cannot afford to be dependent upon others for what we can produce economically ourselves, and, albeit, we may never hope to i become rivals of Kentucky and Tennessee, ; we can, certainly, do very much toward sup- I plying our own wants. There has been a great deal of cant pbout the lack of energy, the old fogyism and extravagance of the n ? 1- r. i- _n _T i I ?OUtnern people. it IS an cmp irup; we : were a purely agricultural people, and believed it the true policy to do as we did. We have as much energy, tact, industry and capacity as any agricultural people, and if let alone have no fears but we will work out the problem satisfactorily. Our greatest mistake has been that we have bred without system?without an eye to the wants of the country. Take, for instance, the horse; what a mongrel race you will find scattered over the country. The blood horse has beeu generally the favorite, but, unfortunately, there are just as worthless animals to be found among the blood stock as anywhere else. It was, for a long time, only necessary to say that a horse was imported or thoroughbred, to secure his popularity. No one ever thought of form, action, stamina, or adaptability. The consequence was, that the refuse stock of England, and the North and West, was palmed off upon us. A dash of good 1 blood is very important, but the blood horse is not adapted to our present wants. He is too high strung, too light and fractious for a horse of all work. The blood horse does his work by muscular action?he never thinks of the economy of putting his weight quietly in the collar against the load behind him, and soon wears and frets his life away; We want a breed of horses which may answer for the saddle or light draft; quick, but steady; spirited, but reliable. We may secure it by careful selection, and crossing upon mares that breed true. Every visitor, who had an eye for horses, _MI L __ XL. i x!?..i?:?i? ? win reiuemuer me ueuuuiui uuuuaia caihuhcu by Gen. Hagood at one of the late fairs. It is a little remarkable that the neighborhood from which their sire came, has been, for half a century, famous for its fine horses ; and the credit is given to a blood stallion brought into the neighborhood more than fifty years ago. There is another neighborhood, in the same county, where the horses have always been remarkable; and it may be traced to a Diomede stallion brought from Virginia fifty years ago. And still another neighborhood hard by, where the people had a mania for quarter horses, and they have never got rid of the compact, heavy muscled quarter horse to this day?the most worthless of all horses. We had hopes of the Morgan, but he has not bred well upon our natives. We have seen, comparatively very few fine horses from this cross. The great secret seems to lie iu getting animals which impress their characteristics upon their progeny. There is no reliance to be put in mongrels. There is no certainty how they will breed out. The success of the Morgan and Trotter at the North is owing to this contestant eye to a certain purpose. The process may be called a slow one, but it is the only sure one, and is certainly worth trying. If we want to breed a heavy draft horse, the same policy must be pursued. We must breed with an eye to secure the qualities we want. The magnificent heavy draft animals, once so common in Pennsylvania, are now rarely seen. The breed has run out by injudicious crossing. The mule will, probably, be always the favorite animal here?as long certainly as Sambo is amongst us. No other animal can stand him. But the policy of breeding mules is unquestionable; it manifestly tends to keep up the prices of horses and mules. But it is the true policy, as matters now stand, for every farmer to procure a good mare or two, and by careful selection raise a colt or two every year. The investment will be found a good one, aud it will, moreover, lead him into a routine of barley patches, clover lots and meadows that will open his eyes to comforts and pleasures never dreamed of. SNAFFLE. Chicken Cholera.?This disease, so much dreaded by poultry raisers, has within the last number of months, played sad havoc with the feathered tribe hereabouts. As soon as it made its appearance among my poultry, I resorted to the use of salts, given in solution with grist, as a preventive. The progress of the disease was at once arrested, no uew case having occurred afterwards. The idea in giving salts was to cleanse the bowels, which, in the cases of the birds attacked, were much disordered, and thereby remove the seeds of the pestilence. A teaspoonful to every half dozen adult fowls was about the quantity given, the dose being repeated every other day for ten days. I am much inclined to the belief that poultry not unfrequently die, after being attacked by cholera, more from starvation than from the effects of the disease ; and that if carefully attended to, and supplied with clean fresh water and good wholesome food, (nothing better than soft hominy or mush,) but few cases would prove fatal. Chickens, when attacked, at least such is the experience of the writer, though seldom refusing to eat when fed, have but little inclination to go in search for food, but will remain pretty much in one place until, for the want of nourishment necessary to sustain life, death ensues. The first cases that came under my observation, seven in all, proved fatal. The treatment above indicated, having been resorted to in the eighth, the patient recovered. A. C. S.. in Rural Carolinian. Farmers, Improve your Seed-Corn.? Editors Southern Cultivator:?Permit me to call the attention of your readers to the important matter of improving their seed-corn. If they will give it the atteution it deserves, I they will be astonished at the result. Seedj corn \ould be selected from the field before j the corn is gathered; and the proprietor ! * * * .? t , t. i il , should mate the selection, it is a woric tnac will not be properly done by any laborer. The one who selects seed should carefully examine the whole crop before he commences selecting, unless he has practiced it heretofore. Incredible improvement can be made in a few years by judicious selection and scientific cultivation. I believe the day is not distant when 200 bushels per acre will be made with J improved seed, good cultivation, and fair seaI sons. Corn is as susceptible of improvement j as cottou, with far less trouble owing to the comparatively small amount of seed required per acre. It is also equally liable to degene-1 rate. Thousands of bushels annually might be added to our crop by a careful selection of seed from our fields every year. I hope all the readers of the Cultivator will | ' give the plan a fair trial the present season. : I assure them that they will find it very inj teresting as well as profitable. Every year's I selection will be rewarded with some new, in> teresting, and profitable development. M. H. ZELLNER. , Cropivell, St. Clair County, Ala. i Setting Hens.?Setting hens can be cured j i by putting water in a vessel to the depth of I one inch, putting the hen into it, and covering j the top of the vessel for twenty-four hours, j | The vessel should be deep enough to allow the ( : fowl to stand up. This is the best remedy I j I have ever tried. i j |leadin<j fov the Sabbath. CONDUCTED BY I REV. ROBERT LATHAN. ANECDOTE OF A DYING FATHER. A gentleman of sincere and ardent piety : was nevertheless entirely unsuccessful in the ; ! religious training of his family. In spite of, i all his anxious efforts, they grew up, before j his eyes, to man's estate, without at all yielding to the impressions which he so strenuously labored to make. Though they held their father in the highest respect, they still resisted every endeavor and every fond art by which ! he essayed to draw their hearts to 6od; so ; that from day to day he had to take up the | lamentation of the prophet, "They have made ; their faces harder than a rock ; they have re- j fused to return." Foiled in every attempt at, success in what was, next to his own salvation, ; the leading object of his wishes, at last he j fixed his heart on one remaining hepe: that j when he came to die, and when his children, i onAanwl Viu onppAw fnr fi nnrpnfc whom thev ! loved, would be disposed to listen with pecu-! liar reverence to his dying counsels ; that at I that solemn and impressive moment, God j would give him strength to bear such a testimony to the reality of religion, to the truth of j its promises, and to the power of the gospel, as could not but effect what all his living exhortations had failed to accomplish. In a word, the constant object of his prayer to God was, that, for his children's sake, he 1 might be blessed with what is called a trium- [ phant death. He came, then, at the allotted j time, to that dread hour that awaits us all. t But here also he experienced the utter failure of his expectations. As will often happen with God's most faithful and favored servant, 5 (and, perhaps, in this case, as a salutary con- a travention to his will aud check to his pre- } sumption,) the sun of this much-tried Chris- v tian went down in clouds. His disease appa- f rently overwhelmed and absorbed him. To ? human eyes, all was dark, gloomy. "He died, and made no sign." Who would not be ready r at once to say that the prayer of this good 8 man had, by inscrutable providence, been f clean cast out, and that on that death-bed he 1 had bid farewell to his cherished hopes forev- j er? Who would not anticipate how such an exit of such a father must have strengthened his children, in their unbelief, and led them c to apply, in a spiritual, no less than a natu- * ral sense, those remarkable expressions, "That i which befalleth the sons of men befalleth i beasts; even one thing befalleth them ; as the f one dieth, so dieth tne other; yea, they all j have one breath ; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast." But no. "God's 1 ways are not our ways." The result was al- 1 together the reverse. This awful and dis- 1 tressing scene produced upon the minds of the r survivors, the happiest effects. They .were t struck with alarm at so unexpected a termi- a nation of their father's earthly course. "If j these things," thought they, "are done in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry ? If c death be this king of terrors to one who served God dilligently and faithfully, as our father t did, what will it be to us? If the righteous s krv nntTArl trrVi nrA oKoll fllO 11 n ffnrl 1 XT - SUlI teiJl uc oa?cuj nucic ouuu vuu uugvui^ 2] and sinner appear ?" Sueh was the substance 8 of their mutual counsels and reflections. And such was the effect produced upon the hearts and consciences of these young persons, that, though too late to gladden their father's last hours on earth, "his people became their people, and his God their God." And thus the prayer which the Lord refused to answer in the letter, he abundantly granted in the spirit. And he who "chose the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty," was pleased to accomplish, by the withdrawal of succor and support, all that human wisdom has anticipated, as a consummation to be attained by a victorious and r triumphant death alone.? Woodward. THE WHOLfe BIBLE. A Roman Catholic priest in Ireland, sympathising with the moral condition of his parish, contrived what could be done, consistent with his own religious creed, to overtake the population with some remedial measures, and it struck him that it would be well to print and circulate the Epistles of St. Peter by themselves, in a separate tract. He did so; but, somehow or other, they did not sell. He then thought he had better add to the title, "The epistles of St. Peter, Head of the Church." Still, however, nobody bought thein. At last, it suggested itself to his mind, that, if he placed between the title-page and the epistles themselves, a representation of St. Peter's Cathedral at Rome, they would sell. He did so; and now the whole edition was soon bought up. One of the copies fell into the hands of a man who, having read it, went to the priest, and having ascertained that he had put them in circulation, said, "I have not got all. Are there not the epistles of some other fellows ?" "What makes you think so ?" said the priest. "Because," replied the man, "I find it is written, 'As our beloved brother Paul hath said.' Now, where are the epistles u of St. Paul ?" "It is even so," said the priest. ^ The man never rested until he had procured i a copy of the New Testament. Having read 1 it, he came again to the priest. "Ah, I have s not got it all yet," said he. "Why not ?" said the priest. "Because I read, 'As it is writteu in the book of Psalms,' 'As it is written in the book of Hosea,' 'As saith the prophet t Jeremy,' 'As saith the prophet Isaiah ;'" and a then, with all the characteristic ardor of an i Irishman, pointed out to the priest the noble i array of finger-posts and land-marks in the t New Testament pointing to the existence of ; the Old. "Well," said the priest, "you are right now also ; there is another book much larger than that which you have." "Oh! let c me have it," said the man ; and he never rest- g ed till he was possessed of a perfect copy of ^ ! the Scriptures. Having then penetrated, as c ' it were, both strata?both hemispheres?and c ! absorbed the light of both, the man went to t his own priest and applied for absolution, t which he refused him, among other reasons, j because he was a Bible reader, and that, there- t fore, there was no absolution for him. How- <: ever, he so urged his suit, with that irresisti- t bl<? fri^h force*to which there was no parallel ^ in the universe, that the priest agreed to let T him have absolution upon payment of a cer- g tain sum of money. The man then pulled r out from under his coat the Bible, and said to j ^ the priest, "I come to you for absolution ; you j c say I must not have it because I am a Bible j t reader; at last you agree to give me absolu- j t tioii if I pay half a crown. I do not want 11 your absolution; and opening the Bible in j t the middle, as a person in his condition would |. ' naturally do, he read, (and it was fit that i ? ! such a blessed passage should be found in the | j centre of the Bible,) "Ho, every one that j thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that g hath no money come ye, buy and eat, without f money, and without price." ? I _ _ c j A Beautiful .Figure.?Lite is beautiful- \ ? ly compared to a fountain fed by a thousand j j streams that perishes if one be dried. It is a s silver cord twisted with a thousand strings, c that parts asunder if one be broken. Frail s and thoughtless mortals are surrounded by i innumerable dangers, which make it much s more strange that they escape so long that \ they almost all perish suddenly at last. We t are encompassed with accidents enough every t ! day, to crush the inoulder'ng tenements which \ j we inhabit. The seeds of disease are planted e ! in our constitutions by nature. The earth, t and atmosphere,, whence we draw the breath i | of life, are impregnated with death; health is t made to operate its own destruction. The s i food that nourishes, coi tains the elements of j j decay ; the soul that animates it by vivifying! first, tends to wear it out by its own action; 1 v death lurks in ambush along the paths. Not- j I withstanding this is the truth, so palpably i ii confirmed by the daily examples before our t eyes, how little do we lay it to heart! We v see our friends and neighbors among us die, v but how seldom does it occur to our thoughts ii that our knell shall perhaps give you the next k fruitless warning to the world ! Ii Children's JJqiattmcnt. "HOME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY." BY ALICE OARY. I The boy who does a stroke and stops Will ne'er a great man be, 'Tis the aggregate of single drops That makes the sea the sea. The mountain was not at its birth A mountain, so to speak, The little atoms of sand and earth Have made its peak a peak. Not all at once the morning streams The gold above the gray, 'Tis thousand little yellow gleams That makes the day the day. Not from the snowdrift May awakes In purples, reds and greens, Spring's whole bright retinue it takes To make her queen of queens. Upon the orchard rain must fall, And soak from branch to root, And blossoms bloom and fade withal, Before the fruit is fruit. The farmer needs must sow and till, And wait the wheaten bread, Then cradle, thresh and go to mill Before the bread is bread. Swift heels may get the early shout, But spite of all the din, . It is the patient holding out That makes the winner win. Make this your motto, then, at start, 'Twill Help to smooth the way, And steady up both hand and heartA"Rome wasn't built in a day!" ? ? [Original.] PURPOSE OF LIFE. We are taught from the Bible that God ms made nothing in vain; that everyAjflng, >oth animate and inanimate, were madZfor a mrpose?made to accomplish sotadMnijp he grand work of creation. In view then of this truth, ought not every routh upon entering the stage of life, to pause md ask himself for what purpose is life? iVhy he lives ? The doorway of life is strewn vith flowery emblems to show that it is for a mrpose. The relation of cause to effect, the lependence of things on each other, the stern ealities of life itself, all tell us that life is for i purpose to which every outward thing mints. But do men study the meaning of ife? Do they find out for what they live ? ludging from their actions, there are many vho pass their lives with no more apparent ibject in view than a brute?who live simply (ecause life is in them, but for what they leither know or seem to care. They neither mprove the present nor have any thought or the future. They carry out no plan of ife because they have none. They^fixno nark at which to strike. They are nuisances o society. Their judgment is not respected; heir friendship is not wanted j their hatred lot feared; and nobody cares for them but he politician at the election and the sexton ,t the burial. Such is the case of all who ive without any object in life, or who have lot learned the true meaning of life. Every youth should choose some occupaion or profession, and educate himself or herelf for it, and pursue it with vigor. Male ind female, rich and poor, high and low, all hould have some respectable and useful ocupation which they should pursue as a reguar business. This should be chosen early in ife, and then in adult age it will have be1 J .1 i HT ...1 :ome a Kinu 01 seuonu imiure. iimuy juutuo vaste a great portion of their early life in iruitless endeavors at nothing. They have 10 regular occupation, no regular business to ollow; but waste their time, energies and litle earnings, in endless changes from one thing o another. They have too many objects in dew, and consequently, can see none clearly. They should choose some occupation with leference to their capacity and taste, and educate themselves for it and in it^pad-ifcsjioqld )e pursued with energy and zeal. Then, they lan warrantably expect success, and not until hen. It is the duty of every man to labor, but abor in vain or to no fixed purpose, is aluost an equivalent to no labor. That abor may prove a blessing, it must be directd to a single object, and all the energies ;entered on that one things. Every youth hould have indomitable perseverance. This s the true alchemy that turns everything it ouches into gold. They must discard the rords "cant" and "fail" from their vocabulay. It was by perseverance that Bonaparte iscended the rugged cliffs of the Alps. It is his that has turned the forests of the wesern world into cultivated fields, built up lities and whitened the seas with the coranerce of all nations. It was by this that the >oy with no other means than a pocket knife, ;ut a pathway, hole by hole, in the almost >erpendicular rock of the Natural Bridge, hat he might engrave his name among the taring and brave. If you expect to succeed n life you must do like the boy?ascend step >y step. Haste is not always progress. The low shilling is safer than the quick'dollar. Are must learn to labor and wait. The man or woman without any occupaion or business in life is an absolute curse to i community. They are thieves living on the ndustry of others. They spend their youth n idleness?the workshop of the devil; their nan'nood in sin and folly, and their old age n poverty and disgrace. Making Paper.?Paper is made from rags >f all kinds, straw, or indeed almost any sudtance containing cellular tissue. The finest vriting paper is manufactured from the best >f linen rags, brought from Italy. The rags ire first shredded upon scythe blades?i. e., be seams are ripped open, buttons cutoff", and be dust shaken out. 2d. They are steamed u a solution of chloride of lime for ten or welve hours until they are thoroughly bleached. Id. They are received by a machine that alomnfplv lacerates them bv a cvJinder set vith razor-like blades, <and wasli^Pifci^ith Hire cold water for six hours, or until They ire reduced to a mass resembling rice and nilk. 4th. This mass receives a delicate blue int from malt?powdered glass colored with >xyd of cobalt. 5th. It is diluted with water o the consistency of city milk, and sifted, o strain out the waxed ends and knots of hread that cause the provoking little lumps hat catch our pen when we write rapidly on )oor paper. 6th. It flows over an endless or iircular belt of wire-gause, about 30 feet long, jeneath which is a steam air-pump that greedly sucks down the water from the pulp, as it lowly passes along, gaining consistency and irraness until it comes to a part of the belt :alled the "dandy-roll," consisting of a cylinler, on the surface of which are wires arran- , jed in parallel rows, or fancy letters, which 1 )rint upon the moist paper any design?con- 1 tituting what are termed "laid," "wire-wove," 1 >r "water-marks." 7th. The paper, very soft | md moist as yet, but still, quite paperish in ts appearance, passes between rollers that ' queeze out the water; then between others vhich are hot and dry it, which bring it, 8th, ( o a vat of sizing, composed of the same ma- : erial as the gelatin of calves-foot jelly, into ( vhich it plunges, and at the opposite side ; merges only to come between other rollers ' hat squeeze and dry it?at the end of which 1 t passes under a cylinder, set with knives ] hat clip the roll into sheets of any desired i ize.?Steele's Fourteen Weeks in Chemistry. ' # 1 Not Far Away.?Two little girls were i valking homeward one moonlight evening, i overheard one of them say : "Sister Annie, ] t don't make any difference how fast we walk, i he moon keeps up with us every step of the < my; it don't move at all, and yet it is al- I mys going along with us." So it is with God < n heaven ; though he seems far away, he is i ;eeping step with us always in the march of < ife. i fpsttttaiwtrosi jMirtes. A Tribute to the Confederate Constitution.?The Hod. Alexander Delmar, a Northern man, who, although never an abolitionist, never favored slavery, aud who says he has not been in the South for fourteen years, in a letter to the editor of the Memphis Appeal, says: Although native here "and to the manner born," I cannot resist an expression of regret that the leadership of our party has fallen into the hands of Northern politicians. Whatever may be its other excellence, the Northern mind is certainly not marked for astuteness ; and since we have lost the guidance of Southern statesmen, we seem to have been favored with mere cunning. Hence the continued attitude of negation into which we have been thrown, and the contemptuous soubriquet of Bourbons which our enemies have bestowed upon us. The Republican party owes its continued ascendancy much to its shrewd assumption, that the civil war was waged solely to uphold slavery. This is so far from being correct, that had slavery not been in question at all, had not even the demand to suddenly make common the long-vested individual proprie- x torship of 4,000,000,000 of property been in f question, there was still enough behind to J have brought on the war without slavery. T Take the Confederate Constitution as a v guide. All must admit that this is the most 1 authoritative exponent of the differences be- 8 tween the North and South. There was in 4 that instrument, if my memory serves me truly, a distinct enunciation of the absolute sovereignty of the States, except in cases spec- j ifically provided for. Protection was absolutely forbidden. Revenue could only be t collected by the Federation for the purposes t of government. Subsidies, internal improvement schemes, land grants, monopolies, etc., j: were absolutely forbidden. Even the monop- j oly of money was relinquished by the Federation ; for the States were permitted to issue g circulating notes. No debt could be repudi- f ated; and so strictly was this principle adhered to, that no Federal bankruptcy lawcould be enacted. The Post Office Depart- j ment was to support itself out of its own rev- ^ enues solely. Appropriation bills were to re- j 2uire a two-thirds vote in both Houses of ^ Jongress, and when passed might be vetoed ^ in part by the President. No bill could re- ^ late to more than one subject, and that must g have been expressed in its title. Surplus tonnage revenues levied by the States over cost t of local harbor improvements, were to go into the Federal treasury. The President and Vice-President were to serve for six years, and for one term only. Civil Service Reform was effectually provided for by forbidding re- , movals from office, except for cause to be J given to the Senate. Cabinet ministers alone j were exempted from this provision. Finally, j the machinery requisite to effect amendments g to the Constitution was simplified and im- ^ proved. ^ ? - ? THE GREAT DIAMOND DISCOYEBY. ( The Brussels correspondent of the Journal , dies Arts recouuts the following astounding ( discovery: ( An unusual activity had been observed for ? some time, by the agents of the Rotchschilds, { in calling in their loans or changing the secu- ( rities. Many of their largest loans were upon ' the security of large diamonds pledged, espe- f cially by the crowned heads of Europe. It ? is with this class of loans that the changes j were made. The cause is now a matter of , public notoriety upon the streets of Antwerp, ? A diamond cutter, by the name of Grentz, ( had had his curiosity excited by the experi- , ment annually made at the Echole Polytech- . nique of putting diamond scraps in a hollow { iron globe, and on exposure to great heat, \ converting the interior surface into steel, by ? the union of the volatilized diamond (or pure \ carbon) with the iron. An examination by j him of one of the fragments with a micro- , scope disclosed the fact that the steel surface ( was coated with a film of pure diamond. j Making the experiment himself, with an iron ( globe filled with diamond scraps, a thick layer ? of diamond was the result. Repeating the ] experiment with a globe of cast steel, fully ( carbonized, none of the diamond material was l lost. Repeated trials, however, only resulted ? in a hollow diamond globe, and filled with \ innumerabls flaws. One defect he overcame by having a hollow neck leading to the cavity in the steel globe, which he also filled with i diamond scraps. This neck he tightly closed j with a screw plug. When placed in the blast t furnace, the hollow ne?k was kept vertical to i the central cavity. The result was a solid diamond, but full of flaws. After oft-repeated trials, he found that by leaving the steel ball in the blast furnace, and allowing the furnace to cool off very gradually, the diamond globe was free from all flaws. The cutting away of the steel from the outside of the diamond was a work of little difficulty; and Grentz offered Anseira Rothschild a rose cut diamond of the first water, weighing 321 carats. The size may be estimated from the fact that the Pitt diamond weighs only 136 carats. In answer to Rothschild's query of where he got the jewel, Grentz replied that he had made it. Rothschild, perfectly incredulous, told him if he would make another like it, he would buy both. In a month, Grentz returned with a fac simile, weighing, however, two carats more. Rothschild then promised to give one million thalers for the pair, if he would suffer himself to be confined for three months. While Rothschild had Grentz a close prisoner, he changed all his loans secured by diamonds; and upon Grentz's release, a few days ago, he, perfectly satisfied with his suddenly acquired wealth, made a full and public disclosure of his discovery. The diamond market has been greatly affected. Large diamonds being enormously depreciated, while, strange to say, the price of small diamonds has been enhanced. A SON OF AARON BURR. A son of Aaron Burr, now an old man, is living in Pequa, Ohio. His mother was Miss Catharine , at that time (1800) a well known Washington belle, who fell beneath the blandishments of the Vice-President. She was noted for her beauty, refinement and wit, and after her ruin fled mysteriously to Philadelphia. Her sudden disappearance from the gay capital created a great deal of talk; and after that event she was dead to all the world save her titled destroyer and her son. The correspondent of the Miami County Democrat, who reveals the existence of this son, says : 8 "Mr. saw his father but twice?once af- i ter his acquittal before the Supreme Court of e the United States at Richmond, when he was rJ tried for treason, the second and last time in t the latter part of 1835, in New York. Upon 1 the latter occasion our old citizen was recog- c nized by Burr. He was then aged, bowed to 1 the earth with the great weight of four score t years and a broken heart. Disease also rack- c ed his frame. Thirty years before his only daughter had sailed from Charleston, South Carolina, to meet him, but the vessel in which t 3he embarked was never heard from and the I blow nearly crushed Burr's life. "Sir," said ii the old man, "although the blood of Aaron p Burr runs through my veins, I detest it. He n conspired against the best government on the t face of God's footstool, and I am the offspring J cf a traitor. I tried to redeem my birth by v fighting for my country in the Florida war; h but the odium rankles in my heart, and little g does the government suspect that it pays a d pension to the son of Aaron Burr." When I li asked him if I might publish his existence, n be said: "Yes, it will do me no harm; but b for Heaven's sake point not out my place of o retirement to the gaping world. Stigmatize e my father as you please; but speak kindly, I li pray thee, of my gentle and erring mother, 8 ivho is in Heaven waiting for her son. I am ii )n the borders of three score and ten," lie cou- ii iinued, with moistening eyes. "I want to p jross the river where the stain of ancestry will tl aever corrode a name." I have not mention- s! id the old man's name. Without his consent s] t never passes my lips. ii A "Potato-Race" in New Hampshire.? ' correspondent of the Boston Advertiser vrites from East Wilton, New Hampshire, hat out-door athletic exercises are the fash- j on, and one of the novelties is the potato-1 ace, which is thus described : A very curious trial of speed and strength t is. Three lines of potatoes were laid. Each ine is of fifty?each a yard .from each other. )f course each line is forty-nine yards long. It the end of each line is a basket, by which it the start a contestant stands. In this case here are three competitors. At the word 'go," each one begins where he chooses on his ine to pick up potatoes that he may bring hem to the basket. He must pick up but ine on each trip and turn to bring it back to he basket. Your mathematical readers will ee that this involves seveu thousand three lundred and fifty feet of running, with such leductions as may be made for an outstretchid arm, when one comes to his basket; and, vith the serious addition of two turns for eve y potato, or one hundred turns in all. Three spirited contestants entered, and one if them named "Thrasher," distinguished here is havine won a tub race in the last snorts, l vhich were aquatic, performed the feat in.a ittle more than nine minutes. The other two vere close behind him. If you have ever any iccasiou to try, let me tell you that the scienific performance is to take your long runs irst when your wind is good. When you vant to regain your breath, take your short uns, which involve the delay of turning, but ire easier for breathing. You see how good he time was for a distance of a mile and a half. Hard and Soft Water.?Dr. Letheby, it a recent meeting of the medical officers of lealth of Great Britain, took occasion to relew his statement of the superiority, in a saniary point of view, of a hard-water supply to owns over that of soft water. Basing his ar;uments first upon physiological consideraions, he maintained that the earthly matters n the hard waters were essential for the contruction of the osseous tissues, and that they applied much of the calcareous salts necessay for the nutrition of the frame, and that, by epudiating their use, we should be throwing iway one provision of nature for this purpose, tfo one could say that a hard water was not ar more agreeable to drink than a soft water. 3e maintained, in the second place, that the inest specimens of the English race were to < >e found in regions where the waters were J mrd, from flowing out of, or over, calcareous < trata. The same was the case with cattle ' ind horses; witness those reared in such counies as Durham and Leicester, and the horses , >f Flanders, while the Shetlands only produced I i race of ponies. But his principal argument vas that on classifying the towns of England, o far as their water supply was known, ac- I :ordiug to the degrees of hardness of the wa- j ers; the average of the death rate was least , n those towns supplied with hard water, and ncreased as the waters became softer and ( nfter, until it was highest in those where the i vater supplied was most soft. Bathing Under Difficulties?Out in J Dhio, some time since, twenty Baptist clergynen, who were attending a convention, went 1 lown to a secluded spot on the river bank in j ;he afternoon for the purpose of taking a iwim. These score of brethren removed their dothing and placed it upon the railroad track J dose at hand, because the grass was wet rhen they entered the water and enjoyed ;hera8elves. Presently an express train came iround the curve at the rate of forty miles an lour, and before any of the swimmers could each dry land all their undershirts and socks md things were fluttering from the cow-catchjr and -peeding onward toward Kansas. It vas pai jt for the brethren?exceedingly painful?because all the clothing that could 36 found, after a careful search, was a sun umjrella and a pair of eye glasses. And they do lay that when those twenty marched home by ;he refulgent light of the moon that evening, n single filo oncl kooping oloaje.togother, the nost familiar acquaintance with the Zouave Irill, on the part of the man at the head with ;he umbrella, still hardly sufficed to cover ;hem completely. They said they felt conipicuous somehow; and the situation was all ;he more embarrassing, because all the Dorcas societies and woman's rights conventions, ind the pupils at the female boarding schools, seemed to be prancing around on the streets' lie route of the parade. Gambling Against Death. ?A man lamed Joseph Messner, was executed in the ail yard of Rochester county, N. Y., on the ifternoon of the 11th, for the murder of his vife in 1868. He died with scarcely a struggle. He made a full confession of guilt. VIessner and his wife lived on bad terras, frejuently quarreling, owing to the intemperance )f Messner. In one of these quarrels at their ihanty, near Penfield, on the 13th of April, 1868, Messner attacked her with a large itick and also with a mallet, and beat her irains out. He was convicted and sentenced ;o be hung on the 4th of March, 1869. It is illeged a betting ring was formed, who took lis case in hand to gamble on his fate, and hrough their exertions he was respited till December 10. At this time it was supposed ;o be certain that he would be hung, and the ifficials interested sold a large number of ;ickets at two dollars each, to the persons inxious to witness the scene. The gamblers nade their bets, however, aud though the nan was brought upon the gallows, they got lira off again on a writ of error and stay of iroceedings. He was tried again and con/ioted. and on the dav mentioned above, the nelancholy farce was ended. + A Brief History of Long Branch .? Long Branch takes its name from a brook, a )rauch of the Shrewsbury river. In the year 1793 the place was inhabited by Indians, and vas styled Land's End. About that time bur men, named respectively Parker, Slocum, Wardell and Hewlett came from Rhode Isand and established a settlement there. A , few years later other hardy settlers from neigh- ! )oring provinces bought land in Long Branch it twenty shillings an acre, built dwellings ind occupied themselves with farming and ishing. It now embraces a population of bur thousand. . The Liberty Pole is the name given to the tillage, from a flag staff erected there during he war of 1812, while the coast portions upon vhich the cottages and hotels are located, is mown as the Shore, fronting the ocean. Land >urchased at the edge of the village by Mr. iamuel Laird, in 1863, for 82.50 an acre, was old for 84,000 in 1870, soon after the Burlngton Pathway was opened. The first hotel :rected at Long Branch was the Ocean House, rhere are now accommodations for twenty housand people. Three years ago Blythe Beach, south of the present West End Hotel, oraprised only farming lauds. To-day it is ] aid out as a park, with new roads from seventy o one hundred feet wide, and beautiful sites for ottages. There are now two hundred. ( t r Students' Food.?Students who apply l>nmoBltrno nlnaolv nood to ho too 11 n oil riah or) f UCUiO&iTVO VivovtJ uvvv* wv uw nv?* *?v v.. ?w w.. t requires good food, and a great amount of ( t, to make the brain work well, and not impair the body. Sedentary habits often induce ndigestion; therefore, many have supposed he less they ate the more they could study.: ^bout twenty-five years ago, earnest persons,' dth limited means, worked and studied very j ard, and ate and slept very little. Many a ; ood constitution was thus ruined. Nervous 1 yspepsia was often induced by overwork and ack of suitable nutritiou. The more abste-: f lious they were as to food, the less able they , ecarae to dispose of what was taken. Many r f our ladies not pinched by poverty or pressd by hard work lose their appetite by too c ittle exercise, too little sleep, and too much f tudy. This course, if long continued, will E iduce indigestion. The nervous system beig exhausted through brain-work, has not ower to carry on the bodily functions, and i lie victim wonders that she should have any J tomach trouble when she had eaten so very * paringly. The truth is, limited nutrition has iduced indigestion.?Herald of Health. A New Departure?Colonel- Thomas' ; oard.?From the announcement made in our eolumns this morning, it will be seen that our townsman, Col. J. P. Thomas, contemplates m enterprise which will remove him, we regret to say, from Columbia. We need scarce-ly suggest that Col. T. is peculiarly fitted for ;he duties of the position he expects to fill. Connected for twelve years with our late State Military Academy, and for the past six years engaged actively in practical business pursuits, be will carry to the field upon which he enters in experience which must be greatly advantageous to the youths that may come under bis charge. His reputation as a teacher and success as a disciplinarian give the assurance that he will not only maintain, but even add to, the character of the Yorkville school as a popular and progressive institution. In conaection with his efficient and esteemed coadutor, Col. 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A pamphlet with full and detailed list of all nzes of Doors, Sashes and Blinds, and the prices )f each, will be sent free andpost paid, on appli;ation to P. P? TOALE, Charleston, 8. C. July 12 28 ly METALLIC BURIAL. CASES. wnp rHE undersigned informs the public that he i has made arrangements with tneMonufactu-1 ers, to keep on hand a supply of FISH'S METALIC BURIAL CASES, if different sizes, which will be sold at fair prices. He is also prepared, with proper materials, for urnishing WOOD-COFFINS of any quality that uav be desired. JAMES E. SMITH. February 9 6 ly NEW SPRING MILLINERY. Hats, bonnets, flowers, ribbons, Laces, Ac. Also, an elegant lot of Jewelry, 'ancyand Hair Goods, can be found at the "Sadler luilding." E. DICKINSON, Agent. June 1 22 tf I J WiLKM. rw H. MoDoyf^ DriCgistSnd Qen. As'ts, San Francisco, OeL ai*ltt and M Commerce st. N. 7. MILLIONS Bear Testimony te their Weaderfal i Curative Effects. They are not a vile Fancy Drink, I made of Poor Bam, Whiskey, Proof Spirits and Re- J fsae Llqnors doctored, spiced and sweetened to please the tmmtM atltHl "Tonifls.H " tasiiHn **'" IT salients ** die.. that m lead the tippler on to dmnkenneei end rnin. hot tree time V Medicine, mode from the Native Root* and Herb* of California, free from nil Alcoholic Stlmnlnnts. They are the GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER and A LIFE CITING PRINCIPLE, a perfect Renovator and Invlgoratcr of the System, carrying off all poisonous matter and restoring the blood to a healthy condition. No person can take these Bitter* according to directions and remain long unwell, provided their bones are not destroyed by mineral poisons or other means, and the vital organs wasted beyond the point of repair. They are a Gentle Purgative aa well aa a Tonic, poesfsuing, also, the peculiar merit of acting aa a powerful agent in relieving Congestion or Inflammation of the Liver, and of all the Visceral Organs. 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DYSPEPSIA OR INDIGESTION, Headache,Pain in the Shoulders, Coughs, Tightness of the Cheat, Dimbess, Sour Bructationa of the Stomach, Bad taste in the Mouth, Bilious Attacks, Palpitation of tha Heart, Inflammation of the Lungs, Pain in the regions ot the Kidneys, and a other painful symptoms, are the offsprings of Dyspepsia They invigorate the Stomach and stimulate the torpid liver and bowels, which render them of unequalled efficacy in cieenslng the Wood of all Imparities, and Imparting new lift and vigor to the whole system. FOR SKIN DISEASES, Eruptions, Tetter* Bait Rheum, Bio tehee, Spots, Pimples, Pustules, Bolls, Carbuncles, Ring-Worms, Scald-Head, Sore Eyes, Erysipelas, Itch, Scarfs, Disoolorations of the Skin, Humors and Disease* of the Skin, of whatever name or nature, are literftlly dug op and carried out of the system In a short time by the nm of them Bitters. Ons bottle in sooh cases will convince the moat incredulous of their curative effects. Cleanse the Vitiated Blood whenever you find its impurities bursting through the skin in Pimple*, Bruptiona or Bores; cleanse it when you find it obstructed or sluggish in the veins; cleanse it when it Is foul, and your feelings will tell yon when. Keep the Wood pure and the heelth of the system wfll follow. PIN, TAPE, and other WORMS, lurking in the system of so many thousands, are effectually destroyed and removed. for fall direction* rata cuenuir tu areolar uvona e&ca bottle, printed In (bar Ungtugee?Xngueh, German, fretieh and 8 pan lib. , \ ' Oli prejudices are dying out,' New facte are killing them. The Idea that invalids, weakened by dlaeaae, eon be relieved br prostrating them with destrnetlre drug* If no longer tlon of D.:WaiWb Vifioai Bittim, it has besa obvloue that their regnlAtlngjujd Invigorating properties are all-aoAclentfor the core of chronic indigestion, rhanmatlam, constipation, diarrhoea. nerrou affections and malariocaierera, and they are now the standard remedy for these com plainte in every section of the Union. r BOLD BY ALL DBUGGI8T8 AND DSALBBS. J. Walkxb, Proprietor. B. H. McDonald * Oo., DronrMa and Gen. Affts,. Ban fraxdaoo. 0*1..aiul 84 Commerce DISSOLUTION. TIE Copartnership heretofore existing in the Grocery and Produce business at Bock Hill, under the name and style of WILLIFORD A MbFADDEN, has been dissolved by mutual consent. The business will be continued by A. WILLIFORD, for whom a liberal share or the public patronage is solicited, A. WILLIFORD, J. Y. McFADDEN. Rock Hill, December 9,1870. A. WILLIFORD SEG8 to inform the people of York and Lamcaster, that he will continue the GROCERY D PRODUCE BUSINESS aa heretofore, at the stand formerly occupied by McLeod A Steele, opposite the depot at Rock Hill. He proposes to keep up a full stock of articles in this line, Which will be sold for cash, at prices which will oompete with the surronnding markets. He has now a good stock on hand: and is constantly receiving fresh supplies from the Northern markets, consisting in part, of the following items: PLANTERS' SUPPLIES. , Bagging, Ties, Rope, Corn, Oats, Bacon, Iron, Horse and Mule Shoes, Nails, Tobacco, Ac. . FAMILY GROCERIES. 4 Coffee, Sugar, Molasses, Vinegar, Flour, Meal, ^ Lard, Salt, Cheese, Fish, Oysters, Sardines, Jellies, M Pickles, Brandy Peaches, Fig*, Rabins/Ac. w HOUSEKEEPING WARES. Backets, Tubs, Trays, Churns, Sifters, Dippers, Measures, Tin-Ware of every description, Crockery, Brooms, Coffee Mills, dec. MISCELLANEOUS. Axes, Shovels, Spades, Forks, Hoes, Whips, Hammers, Curry-Combe, Horse Brashes, Blacking Brushes, Blacking, Clothing, Cloth, Boots, Shoes. Hate, Ac. He is also prepared to BUY OR SHIP COTTON, as the owners may desire. By strict attention to ~ ' business, courtesy to customers and flair dealing with all, high and low, he hopes to secure a share , of the public patronage. < A. WILLIFORD. December 15 50 t}26 THE TEMPERANCE ADVOCATE, EHTLABGED, IMPROVED, ibbulv w?BJllx. SHOULD BE IN EVERY FAMILY. 1,500 SUBSCRIBERS WANTED* $2 PEE ANNUM, Iff ADVANCE. 11HE cause of Temperance has advanced so rap- J idly in South Carolina, that it has become necessary that there should be a live, active and zealous exponent of itB principles. We have, therefore, determined to publish the Advocate weekly, and to enlarge ana improve it in every respect. Whilst it will be devoted to total abstinence, it will, nevertheless, be made acceptable to every fireside. The reading matter will be of tto purest and most select character. Arrangement nave been made to get the most prominent temperance men in the State to make contributions to its columns. It will also have correspondents in every portion of the State, who will keep our readers rally informed as to the progress of the cause. We have put the price of the Advocate so low that it may be in the reach of all. Onlya limited and select number of advertisements will be received. To Aoents.?A discount of ten per cent will be allowed on all new subscriptions. Address F. P. BEARD, , Columbia, S. C. August 17th 33 t f HEWS FEOM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. EVERYBODY should have news from the Capital in a clearer and more intelligible form than the fragmentary telegraphic dispatches to the Dailies throughout the country. THE WEEKLY CHRONICLE contains a complete resume of proceedings in Congress and the Courts, of business at the White House, at the Treasury Department, the War, the Navy, and the Agricultural Departments, at the Pension Office ana the Patent Office, at the Bureau of Education and the State Department, with ftill details of social and general life at our great national and political center. THIS GREAT NATIONAL WEEKLY is also _ a 1??? iA>i.noi nf T.lfcarature. Instruc t& Hi at wiooo jvuiuu* w tive information, of Domestic and Foreign News, ofthe Arts, Commerce, and Mechanics, and of Rural, Home, and Public Affairs. Tems:?One year, $2; six months, 91; five copies for year, $8.75 ; ten copies. $15. Address "i)AILY AND WEEKLY CHRONIl CLE," Washington, D. C. ORNAMENTAL AND USEFUL. JR. SCHORB <fc SON beg to inform the dti# zens of York county generally that they are better prepared than ever to execute PHOTOGRAPHIC PICTURES of all kinds and at all prices. As our silent partner, "Old Sol," will ( probably be more attentive to our interest for the \ next few months than he has been lately, we may safely promise that none in want of good likenesses shall go away disappointed. We are agents for the celebrated "COMMON SENSE SEWING MACHINE," which has no superior, and is sold at the low price of $15. We warrant it to do all that is claimed for it. Come and see for yourself. There is now no need of any family being without a sewing machine. We have also made arrangements with Mason, Hamlin <fc Co. to supply those in want of a superior PARLOR ORGAN with their celebrated instruments at New York prices. Prices given on application. Call at our rooms in the Adickes building. April 7?tf STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, LANCASTER COUNTY. Henry Baker, et al. Plaintiffs, tw. Wilmoth Phillips, et al. Defendants.?In the Court of Probate. IT appearing to my satisfaction that John W. Baker and the children of Orphan Baker, deceased, viz: Jno. Baker, Henry Baker, and one other whose name is not known ; and the children of Frances Sweatt, deceased, viz: George Sweatt, Elisha Sweatt, and one other whose name is not known, Defendants in abov^stated case reside without this State. It is, therefore, ordered, that they do appear and object to the division or sale of the land described in the Petition as bolonging to the children and grand children of Susannah Baker, deceased, on or before the second (2d) day of October, next, (A.D. 1871) or their consent to the same will be entered of Record. D. A. WILLIAMS, Probate Judge, L. C. August 24 34 6t

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