Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - July 11, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina
* VOLUME 4.—NUMBER 179.
AIKEN, S. C., JULY ll, 1874.
$2 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE
WHY SHOULD THE SOUTH REJOICE?
An impromptu reply to an invitation to attend a Fourth of July Celebration.
hangs over the river, and to a consider-
I.etter from Silverton.
BT A. MOISE, JR., ESQ.
Rejoice for what? For fields destroyed for homes in ashes laid ?
For maiden at the altar slain,victims of fiendish raid?
For blasted hopes, for ruined cause, for Davis in his cell ?
For hecatombs of heroes who in front of battle fell ?
Rejoice for what? That Jack son’s that Stuart’s in his grave?
Their precious blood wxs freely shed our much loved land Jo save.
^ The/brave young dead of Hollywood, could we but hear their voice, fklfcould cry from out their graves to us, ‘‘Speak not the word rejoice I”
The conquered banner, draped and furled, accusingly would say,
Rejoice not’ m*r 8tarry cr083 no more shall see t he day !
I Hashed o’er many a bloody field, by victory oft was crowned,
^But the gallant boys that bore me high now sleep in hallowed ground.
OnCbicamauga’s heights I waved,on Shiloh’s bloody plain.
But never has dishonor’s blight left on my fold a stain.
My^stars are pale, my fiery cross is dim , with blood of braves ;
Then, let no vassal shout be Ii eg rd this day above their graves.”
Let them sleep on. we rfnourn their loss in sadness and in gloom,
We Will not join the revellers that sport
£ve their tomb.
>han*s cry, the wi low’s wail, still rd on every hand,
/Would drown the loudest shouts of joy oiir sorrowing land.
Richmond, Va., July 4, 18CG.
Feller from Florida.
Jacksonville, Fla., Jun
Mr. (L E. Sawyer:
v Concluded from lust week. ^
Fish can be caught from tho beautiful, sparkling-, limpid lakes, (fiery day ;in the year, except on Sunday, they, wont bite, thai. As you are an artist I .will say a few words, comparatively, in resect to artists in other places. I have visited some of the best galleries iu Savannah and in this place, have seen | some splendid .work turned out from the different galleries, but have seen none that surpasses the beauty of shade, and |: life like perfection of these beautiful 'chromo ferotypcs sent out from your place of business in the city of Augusta, under the firm name of Smith & Sawyer.
A few words in respect to the climate of this place and I am done. The climate of Florida has for many years attracts much attention on account of its known adaptability, as a place of whiter residence, for those suffering with pulmonary diseases, with the expectation of being benefitted by its genial influence. The most accessible and for that reason the most frequented, ire the resorts oh the St. Johns river, maundy: Jacksonville, Hibernia, Magnolia and Green Cove Springs, situated near the coast, -with Palatka and Enterprise further south. On the St. Johns, but little difference is observed in the atmosphere $t the several places of resort on its banks. I he country along its banks for til? greater part of its course is flat, with little elevation above the water level. ;^and, as a rule, extensive swamps and .'hammocks fringe its borders. The river ^■presents a succession of expansions and
able extent on either side, and not un-frequently heavy fogs prevail, consequently at the beginning and close of the day ic is damp and chilly, or damp warm, and relaxing as the temperature may happen to be at the time. This raises probably a very little less on the river, for lying further inland, it is more protected from the wind, though the difference is slight. The climate on the Gulf coast is much milder, though the atmosphere is more or less humid, and fogs are of frequent occurrence.
In the interior of the State a very different atmosphere and climate are found, which presents also. however, considerable local variation. The surface of the country ascends "raduallv
both from the Atlantic and Gulf coast,and reaches its highest altitude at very nearly the centre of the eastern and peninsular portion of the State, forming a flattened ridge of table land, which traverses in a diiection northwest and southeast, and extends to the southern extremity of the peninsula. The soil throughout this region, which embraces the larger area of the State, is generally sandy, the country flat, and covered with immense pine forests, interspersed here and therewith savannas or everglades, the topography of the middle and western portion is more undulating and hilly, with greater quantity of clay subsoil, and a vegetation and forest growth more suited to/Cch soil. The climate here is more t ^gged and bleak than any portion of the State, being the only section in which a marked fall of snow has ever occurred. The highest elevation of the
central section is about 300 feet, but varies in different localities, the general being from 150 to 200 feet; the air here as a general rule is always dry. Therefore. I think a great mistake is made, in selecting points on the St. Johns river or the Gulf coaso, as places o I ie©ort, tor invalids and those seeking a recuperation of health. There are general conditions of atmosphere, which experience teaches to be best suited to peculiar pathological states and classes of discase. My opinion is, and I believe it is the accepted opinion of the day, that the essential points to be regarded in seeking a climate for pulmonary affections arc its dryness, freedom from sud-
den and frequent .variations in tempera ture.and from unhealthy local conditions, while of sufficient mildness to promote and sustain good skin action. No habit-ually moist atmosphere is anything but injurious to a large class of those who come here for the recuperation of their shattered constitutions. In the interior, the contrary, there are many points particularly adapted to their conditions, and when patients come to Florida in hen their physical conditions warrant under favorable circumstances a reasonable chance, of restoration of impaired functions, ana arrest of diseased action, they derive a decided benefit from an inland residence. The section of country to which I would specially' direct attention, is the central pine land region, of which the towns of Gainesville, Ocala and Brooksville arc the centres. These points and their surroundings are upon the highest and dryest portion of the State, and sufficiently removed from
cither coast to be beyond tile effects of dampness, which is so prejudicial to those suffering from pulmonary affections. In this high region they have the healthful influence of that peculiar aromatic element, proverbial to the air of turpentine countries, which I regard as not altogether mythical in its effects, at least, it is inviting for outdoor exer-.
[Correspondence of the Aiken Journal.
Silverton, S. O., July 9, 1874.
Editor Journal :—It * was our privilege to be present a few moments before the arrival of the cars, at Jackson, on the evening of the 4th instant. This was a big day for the young folks at Jackson. A basket dinner was furnished. and we learn that a sumptuous one it was—everything nice. You ought to have been there, Mr. Editor. It is not in our recollection to have seen such a gay party of young people, and so many as was there assembled : pretty young ladies and handsome young men. None of the “old folks” were present, and well enough, too. The day was spent in dancing and singing and all present seemed to enjoy themselves hugely. Both Beach Island and Augusta were extensively represented. We are told that not a single glass of spiritus ous liquors was used during the day.— How we rejoice that such was the case ! Jackson is one place where the demon cannot be procured.
On the evening of the 1st inst., the comet was plainly visible at this place,
Murder of J. D. Cresswell, of Bartow County—Full Particulars,
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
and attracted great attention.
The Storm in Saran nab.
The Savannah papers give the following accounts of the cyclone :
About a quarter past eleven o’clock on Sunday night a terrible cyclone swept across thb city, playing perfect havoc with the signs along Bay street. The windows of the Merchants’ National Bank were crushed in; the lamp at the corner of Bay and Diayton streets twisted off, and numberless heavy signs twisted off and thrown into the streets. ’So terrible was the storm that it was impossible to continue work for some minutes, the buildings vibrating as though from the shock of an earthquake. On the farm of Henry Roberts, just beyond die city limits, the roof of a house in which were stored a quantity of feed and a buggy, was blown cif, smashing
the buirgv and doing considerable dam—
age. Other accidents of a similar character are reported in the suburbs. The kn ee exhibition ball on tile FairGrounds,
known as Floral Hall, was blown down, and left a total wreck. Some propelty stored within it was uncured. The remaining buildings escaped unhurt. The fire alarm telegraph was seriously injured by the violent wind and falling branches, but the broken wires were being rapidly repaired and put in good order again yesterday. The building at the head of Abereorn street on the Bay, the western end of which is occupied by S. Fat man as a cotton commission house, wis completely unroofed, tile wind carrying the roof across the alley running between the buildings and the bluff, where it dropped on the hill. Tho rafters and boarding were all taken with it, and the edges of the brick walls were also somewhat demolished. The ceiling is saturated with water, and will very likely all fall in. On the western side the chimney and heavy stone falling upon the roof of a warehouse just below drove in the slates, making large holes wherever the debris struck. In one place, the rafters and boards were brokeu, and nearly toe entire roof will be replaced. The tin roof-
in the eastern
John Drayton Cresswell, who owned and lived on the widow Sproull place, in Bartow county, was murdered at SI o’clock last Saturday night, in*his front yard, by a Swede named Conrad. The following are the particulars as we gee them from a reliable source :
This man Conrad had lived on the place one or two years while it was carried on by Mr. Shoats, and now lives near by. Some time this last Spring Mr. Cresswell employed him to clean out or repair his well, under a contract to do the work for five dollars—one-half cash and balance in the Fall, or after the work had been tested. Soon after the work was done, Mr. C. paid him the two dollars and a half, as agreed.
Last Saturday night, at about eight o’clock, Conrad came to Mr. Cresswell’s house and demanded the balance of the pay for work on the well, either in cash or wheat. Mr. Cresswell told him it was not due till Fall, and he would not pay it till due. Conrad used abusive and insulting language, and Mr. Cresswell orderad him out of the house. He went reluctantly, and Mr. C. followed him to the front yard gate. What passed between the parties at the gate is not known.
About half-past eight, a negro living in the yard by the ntime of Sheriff heard Mr. Creswell call twice for help. H hastened to him, and thinks he was dead wheelie get there... He called anither necSo, named Anderson, and got a fight as soon as he coull, and when the light came he was certainly dead.
The appearances were that Mr. Creswell started to return to the house from the gate, and was knocked down with a heavy rock, being hit on the back part of his head and then stabbed to the heart with a knife.
He was carried into the house ana laid on a sofa, aud Col. Henry Styles the nearest neighbor—w?.s immediately sent for. When Col. Styles arrived he found Mr. Creswell^ lifeless body lying on the sofa and his wife—having fainted —lying insensible ou the floor.
Conrad made his escape and had not been arrested up to last accounts.
Mr. Creswell was about 35 years of ase, formerly of Edgefield District, S.
CT/ V * - *
C., and was a man of great energy and enterprise, and had many friends in this section.
Some years ago he married Miss Fannie Pearson, a most estimable lady of this city.
The bereaved family and friends have the deepest sympathy of this entire coms inanity.
Col—Take three Angels.
Ire—The time of the “ Human Race ” has never been recorded.
Jones—John Moseley has hats that will fit your swelled head.
Ed. II—The LonejfeUoiv of Aiken is no relation to the Poet. 9
Jim—To sound the depth of a man’s thoughts, bore a hole through his skull.
More—You are right. Every man magnifies his injuries and lessens those he has inflicted.
Fritz—Longfellow is not the author of “A Polecat by Any other Name would Smell as Sweet.”
Q. S—The latest news from Washings ton is this:
The news that last did most absorb us, * Was that Gen. Grant had cholera morbus.
Doctor—The only way we know of to look sharp is this: Stick a needle in
the end of your nose and try and squint through the eye.
Robert—If the shoes do notv fit, carry them back ; be is the proprietor of a clever Jager beer saloon and doubtless will credit you.
A Patron of Husbandry—A widow in “weeds,” we presume, is one who would prefer to marry a widower in “clover.”
Mrs. B—We advise you to give him a jpiece of your mind and then you will have more peace, or himself more pieces.
96° in the shade asks us the benefits to be reaped ’Hrom Cremation Societies. We'do not know, but- there is a heap to be reaped from an Ice-cream atiou
Gussy—You misconstrued his meaning/ .
when be told her that her eye woolie - .penetrate a two inxjh plank ; he d|d | not mean that she had a gimlet ' ^
Sarah—The reason that beauties die old maids, is that they set such a value upon themselves that they don’t find a purchaser before the market closes.
Miss M—You are quite correct. It was.the genial, pleasant Dr. T., who, on being requested by an accomplished lady friend of his to extract a tooth, after a second attempt, g ive up with this felicitous remark : “ The fact is, madame, it seems impossible for any thing bad to come of your mouth.”
This is the way a Florida man
expects to get a partner to his bosom. Ile advertises as follows: “Any gal what’s got a cow, a good featherbed, with comfortable linens, five hundred dollars in good, genuine s ap-up greenbacks, that has had the small-pox, measles and understands tending children, can find a customer for life by ritiu’ a small william ducky, addressed X. Y. Z., and stick in a crack of Uncle Billy Smith’s barn, jinin’ the pigpen, where Harrison Reed is now planning future operations.”
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^/ioontractions, conveying the idea of a
continuous chain of lakes, some of which I <l*se a.nt* exerti°n* jud therefore plays a were upset, and one was blown across
^1C the river*into the marsh opposite. Al-
ing of the
end of the city was also taken oft and carried about fifty feet from tile build*,
ing. At Thunderbolt the storm very seveie, blowing
down trees and All the fishing smacks and sail boats lying in the river
doing other damage.
&re indeed immense surfaces of water, find it is usually upon such expansions lilt the resorts are located. The evaporation from the water necessarily causes ^tery considerable amount of moisture % the air, which is so great that at ning and evening perceptable mist
very important role in my idea, of requisites for improvement. I have extended my letter to a greater length thau I anticipated#when I commenced ; such being the case I will conclude.— Hoping you will accept my kindest and best wishes for your success in business.
3I.B.J., M. D.
together this was one of the most violent storms which has prevailed along the coast for some time, and we expect to learn of considerable damage being done.
The taxpayers in Horry county re— I fused to lew an additional school tax.
There were six deaths in Columbia for the week ending (he 4tb—whites 4, colored 2.
The village of Spartanburg boasts of tile purest and greatest variety of water of any town in the up country*
The Republic of Horry, in this State, contributed $27,695 in taxes to the support of the State government during the current year.
The Cleburne Base Ball Club, of Savannab, beat the Cosmoplitans, of Beaufort, a match game on the 6th. Score—Cleburne 34, Cosmoplitan 22.
Mr Jessie M. Howell, of Columbia, killed a water mocoasin on Saturday, at the lower end of Slim Lake, on Major Morgan’s plantation. The snake was five feet six inches long and fourteen inches in circumference.
The Spartanburg New Era, which is evidently one of Gov. .Moses’ organs, has only one fault to find with the Executive. It is that he would stoop to notice such a low, scurrilous scribbler as the New York Times’ currespondent.
King Kalakano, of the Sandwich Island, is of the opinion that a father and mother raising a large s family of children are benefactors of the State and should be exempt from taxation. His " subjects are anxiously waiting to learn the number necessary for exemption.
Lions range in value from $1,500 to 84,000, and live from eight to twenty years. The next most valuable animal is the Bengal tiger, which lives from fifteen to eighteen years. African elephants range from $S00 to $4,000, and live to *hree-score years. Camels and llamas are worth about $1,200.
Turnip seed I New crop j*^w in
for 1874. Landreth & Son’s see speaks their own praise. For sale by J. Thorn*
Turnip seed ! New crop just in
for 1874. Landreth & Son’s seed speaks their own praise. For sale by J. Thorne & Co.
Just received at S. C. Satterth-
wait’s a few cases of choice French sardines, which he is selling at 20 cents per box-
...... A fresh lot of choice olive oil
for sale at a low figure by S. C- Salter*