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Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - June 6, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina lh NUMBER 172. AIKEIST, S. ©<, JUNE 6, 1874. WM OX, BOPE EPEE. ATRIP TO BATH! $2 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE on, hope ever I though to-day be dark, Tho’ *m*t!oThmt"Beonth“t0'IA Q!°odbath 111 the cheeki thou Art loudly, there’s an aye will mark Thy bulbless, and guerdon all thy sorrow ! Tho* thou must toil ’moung cold and sordid men, K With none to echo back thy thought, or love thee, «< Thorn Breeches1 Island.! on the "fid Untie fcwdnet” and fried (it-! • w * w — VV,F    I -Cheer up poor heart! thou dost not beaten J A Sewing Machine, Ag Blit at W vain,    I    r    - For God is over all, and Heaven above thee— Hope on, hope ever. ALL NIGH I' ON THE ROA ML. •rf The iron may enter in and pierce thy soul, But cannot kill thee,love within thee burning, Th? tears of misery thy bitter dole, Can never quench thy true heart’s seraph yearning hor better .things ; nor crush thy arder1! trust, That Error from the mind eliaffifee rooted, That Truth’s shall dawn as flowers spring from the dust, And love be cherish’d where hate wasera-bruted, Hope on, hope ever. Full Details of th,e Trip I up- I know ’tis hard to bear the sneer and taunt  -----v—,* * * On Saturday last, we, idf|i|4patty stoa several friends, left our^wKiY little town on a fishing excursi|^o the Bath Paper Mills, which are situated on the South Carolina Railroad, seven miles from Augusta and ten miles from Aiken. Our party—five in number, consisting of Bu M.,” “S. R.,” “G. W.” “B. B. R.” and ourselves—took the 4 o'clock train at this place, and ere many minutes had elapsed we reached our destination. On our arrival there our first proceedings were to borrow some fish— ing-poles from a cousin of ours with With the heart’s honest pride at midnight u    <• wrestle,    I    w“om were fortunate #ough to meet. Procuring the poles, our next effort lo feel the killing canker-worm of want, While rich rogues in their stolen luxury was to obtain ^me fish-bait, which, nestle;    however, could not be done at thajt 1    hZT'L Y9t fr0D! Earth 8 e°ld time'    better luck . ,    ’    as we neared the pond; we started for My soul looks out on coming things .and Lk *    •    .    i»    ii    '    *    , cheerful    I tha* point with alltj|^ged our* id uptHgiirere^MpP^PIf making, un arriving there,- we were tortunate enough warm sunrise floods all the land fifed, And still it whimpers to the worn and tearful, Hope on, hope ever. Mope on, hope ever ! after darkest night, Comes, full of loving life, the laughing \’i mopping; Hope ca Jhope ever ! Spring-tide flush’d with light Aye crowned old Winter with her rich adorning. Hope cm, hope ever! yet the day shall come I less despair. When man to man shall be friend brother, And this old world shall be a happy home, And all Earth’s family love one another! Hops on, hope fver. to meet with some fishermen of whom we obtained worms enough to bait our hooks. Soon we were up to our knees in water and mud, waiting patiently to ‘'get a bite." But all our efforts proved vain. The fish either wouldn't bite or else there were none to bite—we presume the former. Finally we gave up in hope-The more we'd fish the more the*fish wouldn’t bite. lieturninir o the poles to their owner, and giving him our hooks and linos as compensation, of the party proposed t hat we should have a bathe in the cool waters of the creek, which flowed with Soon we were all roaching Obituary* The Daily Argus, of Leavenworth, tremendous rapidity. is no more. The editor of the Argus,    th® water—and a jolly set we were. in writing the obituary of his paper, We made the surrounding swamps re* spins up the history of his enterprise in sound with bursts of merry laughter, ^•he followup racy fashion : abd our shouts could be heard far and About four months ago we took pos- w^e over the waters of the pond. In session of this paper. It was then in **idst of our merriment a thought $he very act of pegging /jut, and we seemed to oater the breasts of the entire breathed in it four months more lite PartJ at once to reaeh the night express than it otherwise would have had, tiad train, and return to Aiken. A fisher-we not taken possession of it. Having I ftiau informed us that we had no time to neither friends, money, nor credit, we M09e if we wished to reach* it.— put into it all our surplus cash, and There was a rush for the little island every dollar of our friends that we could upon which we had left our clothes.— got. but as everybody will see, it is no I    gaging each °f 4hc party tried go. Wo presume our enemies will re*. I 40 dress himself faster than the rest. Joice, especi^y Simon Abeles, B. R. J Some put on their pants wrong-side-out; Antony, and Win. McNeil Clough * but others,..put on their bootp before their we have had the satisfaction of ventil*. sock^.find others dressed themselves as ating Simon and Daniel to our fullest though they had been going to Miss Nellie Grant’s marriage. Off we started 5 We did it because we believed them s^ttltqpeously for the train—which, by both to be villains of the deepest dye. tile waI’ we c®ul(i hear ro^ing up to the Either the people of the city don't an- stat*on* But, alas ! ausfortune seemed preciate our efforts, or we don’t know how    ^How misfortune; for, when about to run a paper. We went into the bus-    yards from the island of .which we laess determined to run it or bust. We ' ^ave before made mention, we discover-have busted. During our connection    that we bad left our pants behind, with the Argus we have made some | an(* were “aking all speed to the train friends and numerous enemies. The *u a^mosf' a Georgia major’s costume.— former will have our gratitude while Hie lasts; the latter are affectionately requested to go to hell. With .these few remarks we take our leave of public life and propose to eh ter into a field of more usefulness, and if G od is willing we will into the newspaper business never go again. A fresh lot of, choice olive oil Methodist minister. As one did not wish to leave the other, we all turned back in search of the much needed—if not much treasured— garment# The train rolled off leaving us behind in a state of mind aud an emptiness of stomach characteristic of newspaper lam folksand we used some language^ that * would not have ^ 'been very becoming to an old-fashioned for sale at a low figure by S. C. Satter^’ wait. .By the time the foregoing .events had transpired, night was rapidly beginning ^around with to set in ; and knowing, as we did, that if we could not find any accommodations in that seetbn we would have to walk to Aiken, WW: had to make the best of the situation* Fortune now seemed to favor na: fait on roaching the dam, we met a entered ^herman of whom we purchased a l&rgf string of fish*—sixteen number-—for Ihe very small sum of ty-five cents. Walking on a few ds further, We obtained another string forty centi, and gave them both. to old colored man to have, cooked. bile yawing for the fish to fry, we took a short walk of two and a half miles to the store of Mr. Kizer, where we purchased a jar of pickles, some cigars, and something else, which the reader can guess without much difficulty. Returning from the store, we found twenty-five nicely fried fish and two tremendous corn hoecakes awaiting us. Soon we fell to work, and it is useless to say that tim whole party did ample justice to bqj^ fish and bread.— The table was set iii the house of our very distinguished felLw-citizen of the county, James CunMftam, Esq., but whom we styled ‘‘OidpJnele Sawdust." “C. R. M.' and “B. • BjxB.” occupied the end of the table onAhich sat the jar of pickles, while c    «‘G.    TW-' and ourselves occupied the en$L hpon which sat the plate of fish.. After having helped themselves to the most choice pickles in the jar, they passed them around the table, and, ere long, only the jar remained. “Old Uncle £ had sot 4m the fish, and, on request that be should furnish us^th more of that article, he handed us wjiat he called his salt-seller, but what the knowing ones would sty I j a nail keg. The keg* contained three lumps ofbsalt about the size of a fifteen-inch shell, and not in the least any softer. After a considerable amouut of trouble, “S. R.” succeeded in getting enough salt out of the keg to season the fish to our taste, and then the way we eat would have made a boat-hand ashamed of h imself. “G. W.," who, we forgot to mention, is a TV heeler & Wilson Sewing Machine agent/finishing his supper before the rest et the party, tried lo induce “Old Unde Sawdust” to purchase a sewing machine for his wife. Rut all his efforts proved vain. The old man declared that “de ole woman had suiuthin' else ter do besides'set down an' play wid one ob dom sew-quicks.” * Paying our bill, which amounted to $1.85, and after each of the party had delivered an address, thanking “Old Uncle Sawdust” for the kindness which he had so generously bestowed upon us. we “took our foot in our hands” (as the the old saying is,) and set out for Ling ley—a distance of three miles. While on the way we amused ourselves by singing some favour songs, and cracking jokes at each other’s expense. When in about two hundred yards of the Langley depot, the bell in the tower told us that the night was already far advanced, and that it was time we were looking for some place to rest our weary limbs. But all our offcuts to find a boarding hoq* ; proved vain ; and. giving up in despair, we coheaded to pass the night at the depot. Each of the party picked himself cut a soft board, and putting hts handkerchief under his head, soon fell into a calm and uointer-. rupted slumber. Some of the party wauted to walk to Aiken, but were pursuaded out ef it until the bell in the tower chimed forth the hour of three, and then “C. R, M.” and ‘IG. W.” arose from their beds and started for home at a rate that would have reflected credit upon a first-class locomotive. At the dawn of day, when the little bird was perched upon the bough of the ©Id forest “tree, sending forth its sweetest notes, and filling the hearts of those joy and gladness; and. when the water of the murmuring brook flowed gently along its “winding way to the sea and when the beautiful little sandflies began to hum around our heads like bees around a bee-gum, <;S. R.," who does'ut like to wait for trains, concluded to take the example set him by the others, and wend his way toward home. He started off, leaving only “B. B. R.” and ourselves, who, not liking the fun of walking seven miles over culverts and cross-ties, con tented ourselves by walking around the town and inspecting the magnificent building of the Langley Cotton Manufactory. Imagine our joy when we caught sight of the trajn coming around a curve a short distance from the depot !. We were soojo^upon our way back home, and we wflSlpot a little amused when, on ar-riviu|£HMttttdp£viii#y we saw the smil| ^ ’ who, giyi the iipl!Sw%alking to Aiksn, had stopped there to wait for the train. He informed us th^fc the other panties who had “gone on before” had left traces behind them in trie shape of paper collars, &o, whereby they could be easily followed. “Home again !" There never was a more thankful party than “we three” when the Aiken depot came in view.—— Oar happiness cannot be expressed.—-We almost wished that we had stayed at “Home, Sweet Home,” and enjoyed a night of rest, instead of a night of worry and fatigue. as torun into leaf and stem, at the ex--:^ pense the fruit. We must keep tliis principle in view, viz: that excessive, ^ luxuriance tends to the formation of leaf and woody fibre {the increase xxi individual plant')—and that it ll h4ef V until this luxuriance is disturbed and somewhat impaired, fliat flowers and fruit are developed (the re-jproduction of species.) It is found too, that liml'£ trained in this way, should be kept straight and not curved. When straight* the flow of sap is uniform throogho&V and all the buds arc developed a)ik&-~ y if curved, the uppermost buds get too * much, and the lower too tickle ef the nourishment, so that the object is in a great measure deflated. 4. m This principle id .vegetable physiology is of very wide application* and thefts * servant flulturist will be able to seethe explanation.of many things, whigt&thef- ^ wise would have been obscure. A Patron of Husbandry. ^ 'M [Written for the Make the South a Gra fug Country There is nothing mad<# p raising cotton and buying corn and bacon. f$ is frequently urged that it does not pay to raise hogs. Make it a grain growiogf country and it will pay. Men say that' ii •*» a :»-o » > it, &ii.. ..    ■    . -*    ii    . corn, say $1 to $1.25 fox corn; butmaker-it a grain groing country, ai.4 you hays it, at 20 cents a bushel, an ours this season. When we want fresh fish we will purchase them from some of our fish and game dealers—provided the condition of our finances will admit. {Written fofthe Aiken Journal. Sterility in Fruit Tiees. Unproductive fruit trees may often be brought into bearing by a process which bas been long known, but which has lately been brought again more permanently into notice, viz : by bending down the erect, upward growing limbs Iuto a horizontal position and keeping them so through one season. It is related of grape vines—one trained vertically, one obliquely upward, one horizontal, and one obliquely downward, that the last bore three times as muck fruit as the others. Many years ago I had a pear tree which grew vigorously, pushing annually Strong upright shoots, but never flowering. By attaching a weight to two or three of these upright limbs so as to bend them downward, and keep them growing in that way all summer, the over luxuriant growth was arrested, and flower buds formed—and the next year these branches bore fruit, while the other vertical limbs remained still unfruitful. ^ The rationale of this is,'that the flow of sap, jh most abundant ii* the upright or 'vertical growth, and the tendency then is to form* wood and foliage ohly. This is the case with all vigorous young trees. It is not until the limbs begin to assume a drooping position, that bearing 3k. hwbel ■gtufcs a poun^^v? begins. The reproductive organs of a plant, {flowers and seed vessels) are only metamorphosed leaves—leaves arrested in their normal growth, and transformed into calyx, corolla and fruit. Anything, therefore, that disturbs or impairs the excessively vigorous growth of a plant, has a tendency toHhrow it into a fruit bearing condition. That which would have gone into leaf aud wood isxrverted * into more profitable chapel The practical    fruit    grower* knowsgthis very    ma?    'De ignorant of the reason.! * Co;ten is topped to airest the upward l^turiant growth, and. to force the sap into the horizontal* branches, which being retarded, is developed intojflowerts and fruit. * Many of*«ur garden* vegetables may be qo over-stimulated by high manuring Besides all this, you mas cara with less the labor, say with twc-tbirds of the labor, and at a reduction of due” third the labor and consequenytej|f <v«v*-third of the expenses; an to this, in* two thirds of tUM&ne it to make and gather jpRon. J3o that there is one-^third time of labor nod expense saved, and In place of empty Drib* and barns you will have to tear down your old barns and build .greater, and ia the place ot buying bacon from hand to mouth you have a smoke-house full of bacon of your own raising and at one-quarter the price. I knew* a gentleman years djgo-—I done business rfor him—who worked forty hands, for it was in time of slavery and he owned several plantations* rick land well adapted to corn and cotton and small grain of all kinds, and owned** large merchant mill. Says I to him oneday, “Esq., you make such large crops of cotton every year and hold ’a high, office in one of the districts in Says he, “all I make is the service negroes. I never make one-half corn and scarcely any meat, so takes a1) that I make in my fcffiee flab; Clerk of the Court, and all the cotton money to buy corn and meat.” If he had made corn and raised his meat, and have made cotton his surplus crop, he. might have been an independent man,. But now the increase negroes done away with, where as the profit ? 0 from 0 aud 0 remains. Again, I had an uncle when I was a small boy, just beginning to pin*, that made cotton his chief crop—aliplys had corn and bacon to* buy, the consequence was that every year or two he had to sell a negro to supporfcthe balance’ Had it not been for cotton he might have made corn and meat os the place to have done plentiful and to *pare. There i? nothing made by making cotton the chief crop. Sim-e the |*001 have known seveiul men that went to raising cotton Ibnt wer<» hi go’od circumstances, boBght niulm and feed £>r them, hired and bought provision oj| time Aff them, made large crops of cotton, and no pro* visions; and tho consequence was, within two or three years they beeatne'bank-rupt, not saying anything abv ut guano hill, but will jn my next. Several men last year made cotton that say they ‘are not aLIo to make it this year; and why1? Because they m^dc barely enough or more than would pay the guano filii. 1 herefcre make the South a gra^n grouping country and^you avoid all these evils* ablauts*; I rn ;