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Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - April 11, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina AIKEN JOURNAL mm rn *. - •>* VOLUME 4.—NUMBER I Go. a.ik:ei^, s. a., april ii, 1874. $2 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE [Written for the Journal. F€*R WOS!AN9S SAKE. BY SANDERS J. FRAIN. Man doth toil, swindle and deceive. And oft of crime will partake, Because the thought spurs him onward—-It is for a woman’s sake. Starting at early dawn of day, Intending riches to mate, Ile lingers at his work till night— All for some woman’s sake. Look upon the thieving masses, Upon society’s rake, They are a curse upon the world-All becau.^1. of woman’s sake. Look how upon the working-man, Who wishes great wealth to make, Oft with hunger and want he goes, To save for false woman’s sake. Woman ! destined to be our curse, Do pray this evil spell break, And ce .sc to make men thieves and slaves, Merely for your tickle salve. iii hallowing their memory if we strive not to wrest from oblivion those facte of their lives and of their deaths, which / 1 will Assuredly be found illustrative of the glorious truth we claim for them; that as free men and as patriots they, inspired by the truth, battled for and died for the truth. Not, as fought the mercenary and the stranger, fought the Confederate soldier, and whatever honor mpy be due—and in not one iota would we detract from ii—to the drilled and subservient battalions by whom at last they were overwhelmed, let not the historian of the war be made chargeable with that rank injustice which would be bis if he fail to record in terms far other than those of general and ind:s-criminate laudation, those facts in their warfare which evidenced and made glo‘ rious the character of the Cause, and the character of the soldiers who fought to the death to make that cause triumph- O I God of mercy, give us aid And do some compassion take; Let not our souls be doomed in bell. Simply for a woman's sake ; Let us feel that Thy Holy Grace Will not oup we ilk souls forsake ; Keep us clear of the path to hell, Which We tread for woman's sake. an! Let us not, indeed, grudge to our She Kissed the a lead. She kissed the dead. Her warm red lips Weie pressed against his marble brow, “For if he’s but asleep,” she said, “And is not Bumpered with the dead, “He’ll rise and kiss me now.” She kissed the dead. Her warm red lips Were pressed against his hueless cheek, “For he will know,” she softly said, “My kiss, and if he be not dead, He’ll turn to me and speaK.” She kissed the dead. Her warm red lips Were pressed against his lips of ice, “Ile answers not,” she whispering said, “I know my darling must be dead, For I have kissed him thrice.” t [Written for the Journal.] SPRIGG. BY EINNAD. [From the Augusta Constitutionalist.] Memorial Ray. Memorial Day I Our Confederate Dead! Words naturally suggestive of monument and mausoleum. No pinnacle can, we think, he too lofty, no masonry too solid to commemorate the unavailing patriotism dx “ Lu/-Confederate deifi,, ” a patriotism we rightly term unavailing as long as the Cause in which it wa» illustrated is regarded as a phantasm of the past, a Cause conquered, lifeless * • lost. dead the monument and the tears that annually flow to their memory, but, in the sacred name of Truth, .let us not rest here. It has been said, and wisely said, that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. If we would not see Southern truth lose its brightness and its force as the conspicuous factor af Southern civilization, let us diligently search out and commit to safe guardianship those evidences of its power to make men nobly live and nobly die, which, from the Susquehanna!! to the liio Grande, are waiting to be gathered. They will be gladly rendered up, these tales of father, son. husband and brother, who lived not in vain and tiled not in vain. t 'A Their history it is ourMiity to engrave jupon their tombs. Shall we let these memories of priceless worth escape us, and content ourselves with the periodical 44 well done ” for the faithful servants whose deeds we know not of and desire not to know ? Not thus, we think, Spring, bright and beautiful Spring, has dawned ; already she greeds us with birds and blossoms; greea leaves *are bursting forth in beauty, on (he bare limbs of forest trees ; each breeze comes laden with* perfume from flowery dells ; while music from the 44 woodland choir” fills ali the air with melody. If Spring appears so beautiful to us, crowned with her floral diadem, and decked in nut her sweet-v their leafy with such w gayest robes, with strels caroling from if she comes to us beauty, how much mere gloriously beautiful must site have appeared when the •* biids of Paradise ” poured forth their gushing melody to greet oi^r eac|j^Mrst Spring. To youtlB|^Bheason *s *n perfect accord with tffSTTr inner nature; tneir lf that Cause was and is not, then righteous though it was, aud righteously i si,oui<j we keep Memorial Day. fought for, it was but mortal, and when the monument has been raised and the tear been shed we may, having cast one 44 longing, lingering look behind,” go home in peace. We shall have done all we Cuuld. But truth never dies, and, if the Cause, to assert and maintain which we struggled to the death, was the cause of truth, we have sterner and more sacred duties to perform before we rest from our labors, or our Memorial, Day will but feebly shadow forth our conviction and but faintly testify to the nobility of that patriotism which, with sculptured column and marble monument, we seek to commemorate Did truth die wheu iu the person -of Galileo it was committed to the dungeon ? Shall we say that the sun is not wheu the heavens are darkened ? But why add question to question and exhaust analogy to cumber only with useless attestation and to insult by implication of weakness the immortal axiom that Truth never dies. This imperishable proposition neither moral nor physical antagonist can ever consign to the grave of extinct theories. Admit as we must its immortality or do violence to ouj consciousness, we would here make our point. We should rather say elucidate it and show how pertinent and suggestive is its force when in the celebration of Memorial Day we would with heart and mind render due and sacred service to the memory of our Confederate dead. The Confederate Cause, whatever may have been the political adjuncts coloiing and modifying-it, was the Cause of Principle, the Cause of Truth, and those who were Confederated to assert and maintain it. were soldiers for the truth ; ing such, no true memorial *is conceivable that will do justice to the Confederate dead that docs not recognize and. o    7 acknowledge, by deed as well as word, this sequence as incontrovertibly logical namely: That we shall gloriously fail We were much struck with the appointment of this day for the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Society of Bichmond county. There is in this selection so clear an evidence of intelligent appreciation of the object aimed at by this Society that we regard its success as assured. Wheu Memorial Day, as here, shall become significative throughout, the South of a work nobly conceived and faithfully executed, there will have been laid the corner stone of a monument to the Confederate dead as enduring as that truth which in their lives they honored, and which in their deaths will prove their sure aud sufficient reward. The 44 well done” of History will be their inalienable and incontestable title to perpetual fame. hearts f receive tho beautiful sympathy at once. for there is no Spring like that of a young heart; its profusion of love's blossoms;Jhs faith, a1! pure and unclouded, aud all its noble Hope. To age. Spring comes as the angel of memory, making glad the spirit with songs of tho happy past, rejoicing the soul with its tales of the olden times, which the heart lives over again, until the present, with its trials and cares is forgotten ; it speaks of “ Days gone by, so gladsome and so gay, When the dew was yet fresh on life’snew-* trodden way it speaks of that blissful home, where, when the VViuter of life is over, an eternal Spring will dawn upo » us; ll Spring time of never-ending joy ; where flowers  One may be pardoned for sneezing under any circumstances, in view of^ the experience of a woman from this city, in Westfield, recently. Being in company, and attempting to suppress a sneeze, she felt a queer sensation in the left side of her face, which soon began swelling and drawing oui of shape. A ’physician was called, but by the time he arrived lier mouth and the left side of her face had become drawn up, disfiguring her so that her must iminiate friends o could scarcely recognize her features, while she fuund it impossible to close her left eye. The physicians say it is a kind of paralysis, unused by the great efforts she made in suppressing tbesneeze, I and give but faint hopes’that lier features will ever retu ne their natural ap> pearance. She is now in this city seek^ ing medical advice. — Springfield Republican.  Crushed white wheat is a nu- vrious, delicate and wholesome article, and every house should keep and use a full supply. Satterthwait has the fresh article. nevor fade, and skies are ever bright with the glory of God’s smile ; where we shall greet, with an everlasting greeting, the loved ones gone before. Oh, how the stricken heart sighs for that Spring I How, at. times, we long to cut short cur life and glide iuto the glorious Spring of eternity I Earth seems so full of Heaven in this glad season, one might fancy that this angel guarding the gales of Eden had sheathed his sword, while Nature stole iu to array herself once agaiu in her longlost Eden robes. “ Ob ! if so much of beauty pour itself Into each vein of life, and of creation. How beautiful must, the great fountain be, The bright and the eternal!” The Excelsior Saloon.— To all new comers and those who are not aware that this popular Saloon is open to the public, the proprietor an nounces that he will be pleased to see all who will favor him with a calk Oysters will be set yod up in every style also several other dishes, including coffee and tea. The best of Ales, Wines Liquors, Sweet Cider, and Mineral Waters, kept constantly on hand. In addition to the Main Saloon, there is a neat little Saloon at$8f^ed for Ladie (with private entrance.) The public are ^respectfully invited to call  S. C. Satterthwait addn lo bin list of goods this week a choice lot of marrow beans, Iluile D'Olivc, tho finest Olive oil imported, Oapres, Nasturtium* and American pickles. Aiken, April 8, 1874. Editor Journal:—A Poet has j istly said that the proper study Ct man kind is man. If books of travel among people differing but little in forms of government and in manners and customs excite a deep interest, incidents of travel among races of men living in a state of nature may naturally be expected to create equally as deep an interest. Having resided in Australia for some years, I will relate one incident of my sojourn there. Proceeding from Sydney in Australia to the Bellinger river, distant about four hundred miles north of Sydney, and about one hundred and sixty miles south of Brisbane, and residing there about four months, I witnessed during my sojourn there a 44 Corro-* bory ” or Australian aboriginal dance. Four white men came from Richmond river (situated about half way between ihe Bellinger and Brisbane) with a black man to pioneer them, and the dance was given to welcome this stranger. T ’c men alone danced and the black women looked on and played the music, which burst f:rth from three stick, beaten together, making a sound to which each and every man performed the same step at precisJy the same moment. About forty men stood up to dance in a ring in couples, with six dancers in the centre of the said ring. Those inside the ring danced for ten minutes, imitating the act) of the Pelican and Kangiruo. When they stopped, the dancers outside the riug, standing in couples us in a quadrille party, danced; their faces turned towards those in the ring ai^cl then afterwards to each other, joined hands and turned rojpnj^^casignally. The dance continued tor two hours, clich party taking their share alternately in the evolutions of the dance. Both men and women were in a state of nifflity, and a1 hough nature’s milliners’s shops were scattered in prafusion around, where they might, niter. Eve’s fashion, have decora, ted themselves with fig leaves “without money and without price,” yet they utterly discarded these appendages' lo beauty, and subscribed by tbcii acts at least to th? axiom of the Poet, that4 ‘•beauty unadorned is adorned the most.” The white    people    who    witnessed    the dance were    astonished,    that with    the aid of such uiusie, so many men could perform precisely the same step at the same time.    After    the    dance was    over the blacks    retired    to rest in the    sur rounding forests, with the bare ground for their bedsteads and the canopy of heaven for their bed clothes, 44 the world forgetting and by the world forgotten.” The next day strolling with some companions along the banks of the river we came upon two men who bad joined in the dance, and found them employed in cutting up a dead log and transferring the white worms found therein to their mouths. They said they tasted like mavrowj but neither I Dor my companions could overcome our prejudices against such diet, and therefore, although invited to partake of them, declined the ofter. Jean J. Rousseau has described sav^ age life as the 44 sitmmum bonumr of human felicity; and there can po doubt that the Commune of Paris, captivated by the blandishments of such sentiments, sought to inaugurate this state of socioty. It is true in this state of society thore is liberty, fVatefnity and equality; and as the Spanish novelist Gil Blas says, “sleep covers a man all over,” so Rousseau, lyiug and sleeping upon the batwgpotmd, would have found himself covered all over 4’ith 44 liberty, fraternity and fl|tiality.” It is almost, certain thai Ul* hvidepce of facts forced ups* Row—an'a observation by one week9* trial if Australian savage life weald bate elicited a change in the spirit of hit dream, aad {a the words of his favorite author, Horace, be would have exclaimed, “ Odi pro/mum et ar- ceo I During my residence at Briabnj|jtj|| Water in Australia, I saw while try this sort of life for about a-in but at the expiration of that time were clad to relinquish the ideal ness practically embodied in the wqjS|i of 44 liberty, fraternity and equalit*^ ^ and return to the shackles and of civilized life, wiser, if not belief Yours respectful ly,- YI ATOR. Important to Merchants. U. S. Internal Revenue,-Collect’s Office, 2d Dist. S. 0. ' Ii| Beaufort, S. C., April 2, 1874. Mr. Editor :    Ip* As the public generally are so Iii acquainted with the present working the Internal Revenue law regal special Tax Stamps,” or “Licenses!? as they are improperly called, allow J through your columns to give the bust** ness men a few hints thereon. All existing stamps or 44 licenses ” ef|| piro on the 30th day of April rn The law requires that before that til all parties doing business liable to shall file with the Collector or Dew an application on tho prescribed for the renewal thereof, pay tne and procure the stamp. All failing to do so must pay a pi fifty per cent before a stamp can begtl them. No stamp can be issued after the of May, without this penalty being and the Government holds the tor liable for the penalty on all sold after that date. Books will be open early in Charleston and Beaufort, where all' tic? in the Second District ; Colic otvna can sta&p* coni ing year. When business is commenced the first of May a stamp will be for the number of months from month in which the business ie meuced to tho 30th of April folio1 for a proportionate part of the tax; all parties so onmmencmg business file with the Collector or Deputy gj statement of the date upon first sale was made, and must tax aud procure the stamp before^ first day of the month following toe dl of commencement, or a stump can issued without the penalty of 50| cent being paid. All parties add: letters to the Collector or Deputy quiring an answer will please enc postage stamp.    _    -• Yours, respectfully, Silas B. WbigA1 Dcp. Colli THIS MARKETS* Augusta, April 9.—The Exchange reports: The mains quiet and unolwfedr The closing quotations werfr: ry, 13; good ordinary, 14|; dlsng, 151J mid Bing, 151; 393 , and sales, 313 bales. Charleston, April 9. steady; middling, 152* to 16; low; dling, 151; good ordinary, rn receipts, 565 ; coastwise. 997; 500- AIKEN MAJiKKfc,- CORRECTED “BY J. H. Bl--- WHOLISM.* AXD UMI], Cotton, goodordiaMy_ Low i*lddlu£........ Middling.............. Strict JiidtiJang..... Meal; out pf wagons Corn, out Cf wagons.  .........L Peas* out of wagons.......... Fodder Butter, good *U I Poultry in good demand at I Eggs,...  .............................en SELLING YKIQK8. Bacon, C R Sides...... CB Bulk • a* •#•• ••#••• •••••I Shoulders, Bulb..**.****! Hams, Jforris*............-......, Strips, Ferris’.. Flour, family Extra  ............ Coffee, Rio Old Government Java... Sugars, brown end Demurer*.! ClerifieM .... too »• a aaaaat-aaaa? ;