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Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - July 4, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina VOLUME KAXCY Over the river tbey to rtie Loved ones by the J V But I dashing But theii1 Vi Theres one w gray And ale mist liid Jiim from mortal safiboftest of heavens own A aaw not the met The gates ij i Over the michty My brothwstands Over the river the Carried in the ffentle jtlt1 O her her dimpled hands j tlie phantom bark the silver crew strancclv b fovv riSi idol is waiting V from thpae quie cross with the boatman Wo hear the dip of tlie golden oa quiet shores cross with the boatman cold and hear diP of tjie catch a gleam of the snowy they have passed from our yearn the stream and are gone for We may not suiider the veil That hides from our vision the gates of If We only their barks no more eailMjfivug oer lifes stormy sea jfet I on the unseen They and wait for And I sit and think when the gold Is and hill and I ihall one day stand by the water And list for the sound of the boatmans oar I shall watch for a gleara of the flapping J I shall boat as it gains the I shall pass from sight with the boatman To ihe bettor shore of the spirit land know the loved who have gone bc And joyfully sweet will the meeting orer tlie tue peaceful river Thu Angel of Death shall carry from FLAM June SAWYER DEAR SIR Valeo non valeo to corn ply with the promise I made you the day I left the city of on ac count of but if one cannot get a whole he must put up with a Ihe morning was ushered in with nil the loveliness of a May morn the first rays of the sun struggled through the thin clouds that hazily floating in the threw a soft uncer tain light over the which had but just awakened from its deep Early morningbirds decked afresh their soft plumage warble their sweet notes to Him that feeds the young spar and satisfies the desires of every living Each seemed fraught with gentle Thejvoices of the twitter Jngchoristers went through the thick foliage and stray zephyrs kiased the flowers in the gardens and their way upward laden with stolen Nature seemed to have decked her self in sue of her most beautiful as if to mock at the trials and disnpx pointments ofgenus Being well aware that Fortes for I went on my way rejoic I but am sorry to say saw nothing on Royal Railroad to vary tho iiiy of the way but an owuMomil more like lolics of antiquity as The crops on warden one the turpentine busl IK jpv y v v a great number of tur pentine distilleries on the line of railroad South This business is in its infancy in this yet its beneficial influence on trade is already It is to be hoped that the day is not far distant it will ex pand to proportions and importance equal to that of the section tributary to Millions of acres of land along the lines of our railroad arid near our water courses are only awaiting the magic influence of capital and energy to yield to the manipulators a golden har All agree in pronouncing this industry as perhaps the most profitable and sure of any other in this Arriving at Yemassee I stopped at Owen on account of not con I found him to be courteous and knows how to have a good meal fixed All who pass that way will not regret stopping with Everything passed off very pleasantly until arriving at the tressel and bridge over the Savannah which struc ture 1 found to be very and in fact Nearly every one on the train said it would be their last trip until it was made more Savannah has a business like great many buildings going Money seems to be While in the above mentioned place I stopped at Saw on the corner of Liberty and Jef ferson She is a clever has comfartable well well and her table supplied with thebest the market Going to I took the Gulf and Atlantic The country through which the road passes is not The surface is generally on the Lands finely Much of the land one vast tracts are now lying in waste fur the wuntof capital to cultivate Many arge and flourishing before the have been abandoned and are now in a dilapidated as to homes and and must ever re main unless rescued from utter ruin Y falling into the hands of owners with ample means at Florida is n need of industrious class of The war seems to have dwarfed their and as yet they have nevtr been able to shake off their leth argy or regain anything like their former The place I write is the chief point of in Duval Situated on the Johns about miles from its It is most populous city in the and n commerce and is taking the front positions among ihe cities of the Atlantic Placed almost at the entrance of one of most beautiful rivers in the with its is navigable eight hundred or a thousand ind drains a region of country unparal eled for the richness of its and the ariety of its productions Nature has predestined for the city a splendid nd even with a population less disfin uishedfor enterprise and ami merchants less active to the advantages f their it must become at no distant day one of the great commercial marts of the The principal business streetis unning panllei with the and nearly straight for about a It is lined portion of the way with nice looking brick two and three storias having a substantial and business Most of the buildings in the business part of the city have been erected within last four or five There arc some larirc stores well filled with presenting an appearance of hriftand business on are the that would give a There are three the National ijid with more smaller be sidesreverv foutfifeEouse is a hoarding About strangers can be one The James can take care of about There are four colored seven The These are teachers and are doing There are three or frur suburban towns which in time willbe united to East Springfield and Lavilla organised There are two daily trains coming in and two going By river all the accommodations we could ask is the City Point and running between Palatka and and the Lizzie Baker between Palatka and and four or five others ply between this place and Thereis a good supply of Doctors and Lawyers There are three newspaper two triweek lies and one and two weeklies Not in the There is not a National bank three private one of these is a branch Savings and all seem to be doing a good The principal business ent is the manufacture of There are eight or nine steam saw scat tered up and down the the two extremes being about four or five miles These manufacture about forty million feet of lumber annually besides there are mills on the tailroad up in the centre ofthe and the lumber of which Conies to this cnVjr There are generally irom five to ten vessels at the lumber to this up country lumber loading There is one very large mill in Madison at a beautiful and flourishing little situated at the con fluence of the Withlncoochee and Su wannee It seems incredis ble to relate the amount of business tlone at Ellaville in the lumber Drew the enterprising propri have in operation several and turn out more than hundred thou sand feet of lumber One of these mills is as large if not larger than any mill It has an engine of one hundred horse and runs eighteen cutting over fifty thousand feet of lumber employs over five hundred The climate of this is the finest winter climate in the Italy with her balmy breezes and mellowing influences not The summer is but is much relieved by an almost continual and delightfully refreshing Hoses bloom and vegetables grow through the V entire The letter though interesting isen thely too We will conclude it in our next Written for theAiken Tlie of No people in the have greater cause to celebrate the day which gave existence to the famous Declaration of than the people of the American To them it has a peculiar us it makes a new era in American hisj and American accord ing to the enlightened and moral emanating from the America and as a token cf our gratitue to the in patriotism which actuated the republic in assumption of thchs selfirnposfd we annually meet a proper and way the result of their consulted i The Fourth of July wljcre is the American whuse patriotism r un toucheid as the associations of this day pass themselves iu silent arrair before his mind While W9 pass over the causes which lead from independence to independence subsequently let us dwell for a short time upon the history of the which the warriors of the in common with the braves of the successfully waged against arrogant When our ancestors saw the inevita ble storm which was lowering over their heads thejf prepared in their rude way to maintain and perpetuate those prin are the pride of American whea inspired by the un courage of their commander and a Higher though unseen ped the mighty hosts of Britains followed by that of death aod starvation stared them face with their gloomiest features would rather take their surmount every difficulty To themselves in humble submission to a king whom they monarch whom they But while passing through those dark years of war and tried every true American they felt as if they vere fighting for a country in which they loved to and if necessary would offer their lives upon her altar as a will ing sacrifice for the to which they rather than pass their days as to their They used argument when in council with the when argument failed to produce effect were au4 willing to vindicate a whicHtliey knew was although many sleep which giowSigfce0n yet thousands with their noble comman der lived to trste the fruits of victory and To the many brave heroes who to those who risked their lives in defence of the gratitude is but a feeble offer but it is all we memories shall ever be held in high esteem and treated with the greatest deference and Ail countries profess due defer ence to United whose original laws were founded by un honest people and snnetioried by the father of his The name of Washington shall ever be embalmed in the hearts of tho American his genius and valor and Gods we owe our all as a nation that shall honor God and put to flight and By a successful struggle for indepen and the triumph of American invites to day the op pressed of every clime toher and them boon of price less Since the days of the revolution Amer isa has been subjected to many pernicious but American principles have ever grown time Her foreign contentions have ever added glory to American But just at this juncture I am re minded of her last terrible which shook the structure to its very and caused it to sway to and fro from the commotion of intestinal As tho Goddess of Lib erty sheds tears of grief over the pros trate bodies of her whose green mounds dot the land from Pennsylvania to she raises hrvdreoping and wiping her swollen eyeSj cries out in the anguish of her re store me my children v Kitg of the Homan Em according to the an jals of ancient sent a large nrmy across his northern frontier quell an insurrection amono ihe his favorite phiMHin thedepth IJL i 01 LclL j L t u German his entire Urj was annihilated SThe neves of of his GroneraHthrew of quentiy X my legions V But the grief of this proud was excited from threatened his royal seeptre dashed from his Columbia grieves the loss of dren from a sense of I care nofc to question the They have of principles which were dear Jl and we memory as a sacked Already the clpuds of aiisundcrsfaj ing which alas 1 upon the AbYierteuri are dispelled by the determination people to rotnoTc from their film which has caused them to mistake each others Let the people be ii cause the scit0ifljeS tfo mounten hill and forth one Xettcr Correspondence pi SPE r EDITOR would like to Thinking would like to northern portion 6f V tel 1 you of a nice little tion and barbecue at invited to on ing of that memorable day we WRV to our way to we found that a good many ded us and that active goinii wcro nofc re wait before ice 1 and lager beer were dispensed wii free and hearty good much accordance with the order of the Together with farming general topics of the day and pleasantly discussed when Edisto assembled all in the and opened on the gree in Masonry in order to a Masons to participate in the as well as the festivities of the 5 WCJil US IUC IUJMI V III H3f3 Soon proceeded to and then marehod we found a table bourititu just such rcod like to indulge in for their s We are riot sure but tl of had we not dinal temperance in all would have been the worse off for imposed too much on our st we are inclined to though thiX the organs on tl especially But when we know a had wonder thatsome one of havinj dinner Back to and conver
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