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   Aiken Tribune (Newspaper) - January 4, 1873, Aiken, South Carolina                                THE AIKE3T TRIE VNE i WILTi BE EuWJahadWeekly at the Following Bates 12 eppyj 6 75 5 VOL JANUARY JUDGE V Judge not tho workings of bis bvain f And of his Ueart thou canst BOO lookg toiihy a In Gods pure light raay only be A brought from some WellWon thou wouldst onlj faint mm the air that frets thy tylfo token that below figltt Witji internal fiery would scorch thy smiling And ciwt tho shuddering 31 taU ihou dareet to May be slackened hand KM iiiJfered that ho may rlljo And a surer stand tnfatifcg less td earthly henceforth learn to use his And judge none but wait and see r WJfli Bodeful not disdain Tta 4fptli of the abyss may by miuure of the height of And lore and glory that may raise j y v TWi to God in after days Walfa from Spirit IN MEW mve whispered to the and altogether quite enough to justify a visit to the residence is at 210 West Fortythird Street and so overrun with that it is quite to make an appoint meritWith the irian down who opens the door in answer to the tinkling of a bell and1smiles rather says a it as to make one question its meaning aJ Jt to know somethingyou have nobusiness you its oil and adds an other five to my masters Wlooks that the hour is correct and everything guest up the spffc oarpeted and loaves hini to his and with a lingering smile that is too indefinable ever to be under stood this There is moment for glancing about the cosy par lors and noticing the ghostlypictures upon the walls before the medium en tors are mostly or him in stages of trancej andwith an epressioiii or less cor responding to the condition is in photographerhas happened to reflect There few pictures of his two of whom as he with smarfcWl revital 6f interest in that city what ii termed says no doubt that Robert Dale last entitled Debat able has had the effect of the interest in strange occurrences con sty taking and to excite in minds a curiosity to witness in the hearing of is so provoking as a mixture of emotions com posed of trust and distrust 5 acceptance of the word of a reliable tittend utter Inability of believing the the jj st in that city in 0Vher A red curtain is partwttlar thing asserted without personal If a friend says I have seen and it is tbi next best thing cer to and hearing for ones quite to lead take ac tiontliat ii7iH result in TherefbreJtbe after hearing from many strange of but ior of 1 doter a Iktle personal examination jkadSeen told by a veracious joe a f sixteen was Kn ocks on articles of fur n i tiir e a moved1 companywith itsjfair boou apologizeji for the uncerempni and remarking to power supposing Please ng OToii table upon it brin A red curtoin is pushed asidey and he enters to usher in his guest into the little room where all sittings are givenby He is evidently a man of about with regular features and eyes that never appear to look at a but through and beyond Him Upon meeting his one involuntarily bows with as did Silas Wegg to his knowing that a manwas before him who was intimately acquainted with his The little room is with a centre table of light upon which is heavy of damask and a common slate and Tho chairs and sofa sire of black with red upholster The cloth is and the medium seats himself with his guests about the putting eaclvof his hands upon so as to touch those of another The medium soon gazes and spirit of a man about fortyfive old is at your and his influence is very comes oftlio arms the speaker and various irregular all about the Will you write for us been vralgebraie her mental endeavpr faU wjfssure was Madiv J looking should have judging from Tfbieh was I only empty up entssho found a solu tkmbiF accompanied by a in being mother the caller1 and he reached the ir making his and a tiny bouquet a helio 4this It feen tftrowiisby any person beneathno win s shut upon been present asserts that hehas touch and been addressed in a own him a and at one an instant so as to bo other The above men only n few of thuse Vhich it touched One thing is cer viz That no instruction was tained that can be of any use to ci and nothing gained excepting the gratification of curiosity by tho Manyinsist that have aeon spirits ofdeparted ones in the little room when1 Blades which closely reseur Ied ip none have ever been perceive any purticular enefit arising a Although much is undoubtedly mysteri nmy be said of the and it is better to regard it all as than in any moKO as did the yoiing insists it is much better fun than a who has announced intention of expending her pocket monoy uponmedi ums rather than upon three raps indicate and a slate pencil the a smull put upon the and the slate person present distinctly hears the piece of pen cil slate and tho table mov ing is mo whatover A period is ieardlaindioate iho writing may readv Theslateis turned over until uMany spirita aro presont and will communicate with invitation is given to writoa question one side of the be given on the This rep0atedly done and there is never an inappropriate although are any thing the slate is put away and there is felt a gentle touch Is it a spirit Will you touch my hand Immediately a touch is felt upon the running rapidly up the arm and Then a hand is for the gas is burning It touches theBreast of each pulling the coat of one and untying bonnet strings of suddenly disappear Then the clothes arc twitched tho knees are rapped and thero comes a of raps upon the tablethat sound like aocordeori is but isheard under the and When ono bf the party ventures to look taking off a hand from tho down falls tho instrument to the floor with a and the medium says The circle was by the of your Then the heart which beat fast with the fond hope of being in company with a departed the prophetic soul which felt it to bo poking at his knees a moment fell into doubt that was increased when the pencil wrote in reply to an important having a direct bearing upon tho practical bust ness of Come dear boy aiid your by as his fjr the term the will increase J J I T 1 qucstion shall with the ghostly touch thriilin0 r the but a suspicion tormenting the have the right to construct lines on all other things that the the money for his half hour was paid to the smilling treasurer the street confessed to my companion that tbe habits of the deceased relative were and that he too well ac quaintedalso with the limitation of give me advice as singularly exactly on the half hour was up to a As one confession surely the companion expressed himselfposi tive regarding the hand He vowed that it was exactly sim ilar in shape that of tho of precisely the temperature The Postal liOYISIOXS OVTTIK BILL ED UPON TO from the Committee on Post Offices and report substitute for the postal telegraph bill of last tho bill now being1theHubbard with The Postmaster General as establish tele graph offices at all post offices c at all other post offices within ten milcsof any circuit where the salary is not less per is required also to establishtelegraph offices at such other places as the wants of business may The charge or of telegrams uniform for equal distances at a rate riot exceeding one cent par for each circuitthrough which be computed as follows jpor distances under 508 milos 9hall be deemed a For any ex 500 be deemed a For night miles or ilUbe deemeda All iro to be and no communication shall be transmitted at a rate than cents for each These rates shall cover the cost of immediate doliyery within one mile of the t within the letteroarrier deli and transmission by mail when at or destined for any place where there is no telegrnjih offic3 but ad dressoe lives more than from the beyond said siioli tele shall be delivered through usual letterdelivery or byspecial messen er upon payment of a and proper sum to be fixed by the Postmaster Gene All tplepraphio communications between the several departments of the their officers and agents shall have priority in with out and at rates to be fixed by the Postmaster All other messages shallbe sent in of their except night Telegraphic tolls are to bo prepaid by The money order system is to be adapted to the Kates for special dispatcher to for oachlOO words or for each circuit of 500 shall not exceed 75 if sent by and SIby day but when copies of the same dropped off at one or more the rate of each office shall not exceed 50 cents by night and 75 cents by and at same rate for each word in Rates for Associations not to exceed those now paid by the Associated or Anwrican Press for similar A postage of 5 cents shall be paid on each press A fourth assistant Postmaster General is exercise a general supervision over the of the The Postmaster General is con tractwith thePostiiTelegraph Company for the transmission of coricspuiidcnce postnputes and provide HneG of telegraph crop matures at leasttwo weeks earlier every postal tulegraph In case the company shall fail to perform the service according to provisions of the the Postmaster General may posesaiou of said line of telegraph and contract some party i in and charge to said company lossthat Pine andiaVpvisoa rnentareto be imposed violation confidence hinderauce Tho following are named as iucarpqra torsof the Deposed Postal andVEstos of Massa chusetts Hersey and and Russell New York and Joseph B of JPennsyvanity Wataou and Ohio WillUin of Maryland j John of nois of Minnesota and John of Iowa William of Kansas Robert Nebraska Missouri of South and George of California and Peter Anthoney of Bistiiut of The capitalstock of said company shall the organization consist of dOO the par value to be paid up in cash which capital stock may beincreased by amount equal at its par value to the cost of lines of telegraph purchased by the company by amounts equal to the actual cost of such lines as it may time to time If any tele graph company in actual operation at the date of the enaofcniout of bill shall within one year offer sell to this it shall chase such property at a to be fixed by five disinterested two to be named by the two by the and one by the four previously The company is authorized to establish and maintain of fices independent of those by the Postmaster and any post master may act as operator tho as sent of the Postmaster The company may also make special contracts with railroad and also with persons associations for of wiiGSjfor transmission of Govoriiment the to the contractor the iranchise in case of neglect or fail ure part of said Our Mines of Wealthi It is foTtunato for South Carolina that at a of and paralleled social and political disdrganizar a discovery should nave made which ttt beasmirce of ihcalcu Ihblo wealtn and advantdgenotonjy ttfthe but and even to foreign tlie phos phate beds which through the almost from one end to the ere are fennel in almost inexhaustible quantities finest richest fertilizing depositsin tho These deposits arc specially adapted to the dry and arid lands of and convert them from sterility into verdure and The discovery of these phosphates ebmes in good time fco correct the wretched sys tem of agriculture which render periodic movements of the population to more fer tile soils n matter of Tho fur Vilizers arc also specially adapted to the renovation of tho exhausted cotton lands of the and in this respect alone they a marked nud decisive influence on the cultivation of this sta Of course the development of this source of wealth requires time and capi But the work of preparing and util izing the phosphate beds progresses at rapid and already constitutes an im portant branch of A number fertilizer factories havp been located in the vicinity of they ave all their The phosphates South have ready become fin important feature of and of the exports from the port ofPharieston the largest proportions goes to Groat Canada alsu takes ff States seem take tho trade israpidly extending throughout by of these fertilizers than would otherwise be the case that the chancos of injury by the various vicissitudes of the caterpillar and weather are revy much and the yield is increased not less than With these a3 th South CavoHn a ph osphu genoral uso injtlie now meads for improving their and are find lug put that nothjngpiys better surely than money invested Some South Carolina established an inspectorship and tho various chemical arc dulytirnpAd previous tobeing on This appointment motwith coripirlorable on the part phosp coin butthe majority appear toapprdoiute derived exact percentage is given various salts and other elements which constitute a perfect and themercantile lue of the product ceases ta be a mat ter of conjecture or doubt to planters and Northern thcuseof has been di minished1 by frauds in tho quality of the much the practice to of its costly ele ments in without any spondingreduction in and farm out large sums for turn oiit to be almost So far as the inspector of fertilizers in South Carolina may succeed in preventing frauds of this so far will he contrib ute to tlio increase and general uso cf the not his to certi fy to the general excellence of but only to determine the prc sise quality or proportion of the ingrodi ints of wliich it is The sub taiice of all commercial fertilizers con sistsof four and the proportion in which these are combined by the ufhcturor constitute their value to plant irsand their adaptability to certain or soil The business of pliosphjitb digging in South Carolina is rapidly and species of miningseemsto afford move certain investment The of toward the laying of extensive works and the puv cHase of a large of reserved ter ritory Butthereis still an extensive done by small miners One company mined fifteen thousandtons du ring the last tlie pvpductions deposits amounted to forty thousand tons during thQlast twelve months It is expected that the entire product ojftiie State will be increased not per during tho next v At present South Carolina enjoys a pfacticalcomTuerciai monopoly of the nat ural phosphate deposits ofthV During the last have been discovered In Austria1 andFrance But they are all beyond tho reach of riot favorably for portation of the to a Iu respects South Carolina rock deposits enjoy immense They cW be decomposed and manipulated with economy and and the products canbo easily and cheap ly distributed either by railroad or water All that is required to develop into vast propor tions is and Una deficiency is not likely to hvvibw ofthe re turns which have been realized from the investments been already inado1 York that any hum ii n being ever presumed to Wafeliingfcon Yet this really if the memory of a relative of Colonel Peyton is to be Her account of this remarkable incident is as follows1 In canvass which followed Jcffersonts for the Presidenr inti Eighthorse was opposed forr Congress day he liiouMed up the purpose of influencing pres ence his acquaintances wellbe somewhat early day as liited the little niiin r proceededto upbraicbHiitt known friendship General man in his opinion tno was not only but an aristrocrat to boot 3eytpn a of the and especially of thcrpoor Nettled by tlie disparagementof hts personal friends Washingtonreplied that i nin V i ilii i I o than of any correct tlie character of the respective or of the issues to his want ofeducatidnlwas more than the intoxicated little man could staivi To the astomshmentviof the wit he ripped out an and saicU I dontcare if I am I know my You fought or our and won me if I dont intend to exerciseem Whereupon he delivered a number of dry blows upon tho chest of the august The bystanders madea rush to teir him in but pla cing his the small manVshoul him close to and said Ho hall not be I have wounded aim in the tendered part ofhis Ie is not to blame for his it is but natural that he should resent an illusion to So the plasterer weut scot HOW GKOHOE A EXCITBMBST George Washingtons regard his person was in consonance with the ma jesty of his His reliictanc to bare the sculptor Houdon On a certain occasion one of the alluded to in the an ecdote ventured to clap hiiufa miliarjy Qii the a wager having bceu 1aid that he would not dare do it WasUiugtons rebuke was simply a glance of the eye but andsevere that the fainiliarity never again attempt A Singular Ina pretentious in a quarter of Slitter sides avenerable gentleman and an old citizen of San of a remarkable has placed him undera horrible bun md rendered his life a continuous watchf against tho powers of darkness formanyv Surrounded by wealth andmni limited fUeilticsibr every is dissipated iu terrorheexpe riences in being left alone Daring tlielipura of daylight be goes abroadamorig the tends to his extensive affairsat i0els a sense of and tive Bat at night when he retired to of he feast period of has tnc service of his mas ter con stantly by his side during thenight and guarding his slumbers with sleepless fi As a further gainst tlie the evil an open Biblo is invnriBly placedin imity to his head ero he composes himself to The gentleman subject to such uncomfortable apprehensions is de scendant of an old JUnglieh with tho history of oarious tradition is associated It is related that some generations head of the house entered into acompact with Mcpbisto philes ovaome Minister of the Infernal wherein the firstborn the fam ily was to the and this ar rangement io supposed to run indefinitely through succeeding The present subject of the declares that both his father and his fathers father died and mysteriously nobody cause Qf their but in both the evidences were very of death from bond upon the family has prevented the gen tleman from coutractrmp a marriage and andv own death whenever that shall occur the compact His great anxiety is to meet a natural death under the solemn ministra of his and much of Ins time is given to pious One Square one eneh Liberal reductions rhadc for Transient adTcitiscments must be accompanied by the Advertisers are requested to hand in their favor3 before noon on Friday wch HENRY SIARSICK tdjtor and Beeehcr says the shingle a cathedral Ah Wet is a lajindryuian in Ah Li is a The tjank robbersofferv to compromise for smugglers buy pretty for a measure of mille t 0he of most important of ienee in regardHo 9 It has been after Pul that no joke ed in a Philadelphia paper wnce The question whether haw a right to vote under the wad fche are not less thany one Liy U XVOiJ t narrow various t Cl That number is now Hviinga on in of abbut the He is Tho Philadelphia fnctiiter is preparing a nificerit iron i liighj the summitof j area of Fairmount meansof a seed in the furnishes a substitute a Ion A London cor re thatit that e tbrney will sooner moment one of successful1 at the growing a barrister of foreign an office would if in Great Britaini un A clever Milwaukee editor industrial eurV Hcj Chinks wu make e to tastefulintofioV tlunks the detailsof to hints that a adoj of his suggestion and perhaps other   

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