Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - March 28, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina
tOLUMB 4.—NUMBER 163.
AlKEIvT, S. O., march 28, 1874.
«2 PEK annum, in ABiti
rn THE WING!
tottiP Idea low te Slunil
BABNEY GLOVER AND GOOD PEBmiZERS !
Beniamin’^ aud Spr%mff Cliltfcens X
THE KING OF THE OLD G ANO KIBIVIVUS.
DAY WIT0 FAREY.
Dear Johrnai;:---A9 yon sHiways, seem anxious to hear from us, we em'* brace thia opportunity of dropptog you a line.
'*^Thw leaves us and oum all well; hopin' it may find you ared yourn all en^ joyin’ the same blessing.”
You are no doubt aware that we have been for some time filling the important bod sometimes \ ery onerous and perplex'^ lug office of teaching the young idea what to shoot at. The aim ranges from A, B, C, tu Smith’s English Gn^mmar, C(^liell’s Intermediate Geography, Davis* Arithmetic, Peter Parley’s Univeml Hifttory and I he History of England ; haven’t struck the classics yet, but soon
cs^ct to, as* we eau boast of some of the
brightest boys aud girls in the State, and you may. well imagine that a fellow who has been working in such harness for four months, would enjoy a few days recreation al one of his favorite sports mast hugely.
^iioh heii^ the case, and having a jwitation frmn ,
Hreihreh of the pang^ SoMtli Benjaaicu/ lo come down aud. ^in him in meeting a gentleman from the Orang^biiig part of our county at Pine Log and
lake a frolic among the feathered tribe, we readily embraced it, and on Thursday, the 5th of this month, our friend and neighbor hitched in his black horses, Jeff Davis and Jack Morgan, and with our pointer dogs, Jerry Go Nimble and Gen. McMahon, at 12 o’clock, m, we put out full tilt for Small Benjamin’s. Stopping for a few moments at our friends, Barney Glover and Milledge Hankinson on our way down to get some school orders signed, they being two of the worthy school trustees of the township in which our institution is located,, and over which I have the howdr of presiding, we found Barney in his horse lot with some hands heaping his compost manure, and some of the piles looked to us to be as as fka ^tom Mountam *of Georgia. Barney is all right; and if it were not for high taxes he could! give us a big bust every Christmas and not feel it, for fet hogs and a plenty of the gourd seed he will have, and corn juice in moderation.
From Barney’s we made for old friend* ilankinson’s, and found him in his usual affable manner,, stepping about with his hatchet in his left as light and quick aa^ an old guinea rooster in May. We thou hied for Small Bcujamin’s, and reached him about the time that was
quietly settling himself d'owrv to rest into the sea thut sleeps.
On our way down* we picked up a few patridges by way of encoui aging Mack and Jerry, and killed a hawk as big as a blizzard, fof which w'c shall claim a chicken pie from Mrs. .Jesse Gcouiie and Mrs. Wise Sizemore, as soon as spring chickens are largo enough.. We carried the hawk’s wangs to our Aunt Ann, of which she was mighty proud and w'ith a smoothMkg iron on each she soon had them drying h^^foje the fire. We hcpe ffHty may bo a source ot comfort to her Ihrough the beat of next summer, for the iB a great old lady and alwa3's givi'S us the fat of the land when we go* to see her aud Small Bcnj^mlm
About dark supper was announced,, after which we repaired to Ben’s sanc-luna, where we talked horse, dog, Cheries-ton races and the Taxpwyers’ Conven.lion^ until about ll o’cfeck, when all hand^ jloiwed in a pull of big Daniel’s beal com by way of an eye closer, awd turned in for the night. About daylight next morn ing, Toby rapped al thic door and said :
“ Mas jBea, yoifCn all better git up^ hrecass twos' reddy^' and by the time we could get OD the in<»ide of our| clothes and the outside of a mhtt jtrlip, breakfaat was smoking on the table, and we were soon off for the Pine L(^, wbete aceordo iaig to amKhsemewl, we were to saeet Mr. Jwdieti Brodie at o’clock.
Go NfenWo and Mack were- rn prime keiler, awd in spite of all we could dc* they found two eovies before we got to the river, and we wore obliged ter knpock them a little, which pot us an hour behind time. Eleven o’clock fermd us at the appointed spot, where We met Mr. Judson Brodie aud Mr.. Alex. Estell, guns rn hand, eager’for the sport. Without mveh eeremowy we went to work on some of the prcttiesb hunting ground in the eoutfty and the best body of clay land in tho State, in a few hours we had a good bag full. About I o’lbek^ohe of the paity, who always has aw eye to the comfort of the inner man, threw out a sly hint in that direction, which was readily taken, and Mr. Brodie soon took us to a lonely and vomautic spot where once stood an elegant saw mill, but all that remains now, is the clear running stream, the old mill dam and a few eharred posts to mark the place that once rang merry with the plough boy’s song., the keen crack of the ox drivers whip md the industrious hum oT the never tiring circular saw. All this sad change
IM of Junsun KT^mCK, who paaiea thfOugh this country in the year 1865} ow a burning and plundeciag expedition.
A plank was thrown ai^oss some old pieces of timber and a lunch spread out, that would make a man’s mouth water who had not been taking the exercise that our party had; a ffask of Glbsow’s XXX old rye, was also put upon the board, which we found to mix readily
Kitching, and We muif confess thai it made a feelfog of sadm^ss comer over as we rode over hnndreds of acres that were once in a high state of cuiliiratibD, now growing «p in a wilcferness of pine saplings, broom straw and briar patches, and white we do not pretend to dictate to the largw kmd owners,, ought it not be better’ for them wnder the present system of taxation to pal some of them on tile market al a reasoaable figure, or s&me pow detoH a fem ttcres, who has none, and who would settle on ii and make things pop and eiaek around him like a dead pigs eye in scalding water } and when you meet your friends and sttbeeribers from that seetiou you caw .say lo them that rf a maw who b a passabJe old Held school isachtcr, a right good piney woodk fSddfler and! a prime kua^er and Sherman fovoofe of his age, wowld be any adwanlage to the wc^h-borfkood, that We are aWthoriHsd lo soy ik^ they can get sweh a maw by apply-ing in time^ and seeWring for him fifty or s€veirty>five acres of that good leYel clay laid of Capt.. Phil’s anywhere aboixt Ike heads of those nctte branches between the Colmnbta road and Cedar Creek ‘‘Old fields preferred.”
With many good wishes for your use cess
with Ceder Creek wafer; we? Itok a
, we are as ever yours,
One of the Gang.
P. S.—We hear that tkerer is some very clever Northern gentlemen in your midst who are fond of sport.- You can say to them rf the giver of all good things spaces us until anocber season and they feel inclined to join the eld gang, that we will give them a ebaiat to try their breecb loaders to their beam’s content at soma game of the virgin dlp^
Mr. Chfarlew* A.. Chatham,
Daring the session of Court Jusl
ended. Mr. Chas. Edmondktofisfovmarly
of Charleston, acted as the elcrli af Mr. Bamsay, Clerk of the' Cawrl, who was ill and unable lo be owl, awd by his complete cfficieuoy, no less tkaw by bis q^wiet and weU-bred courtesy^ won the approval aud friendship of all iin any way •Dueerwed. Mr.r EdnondslOD’a record kept paew with the CouEI} and were all ready for signal wrfe ■nndf signed —by the Judge before bis deparluse^ Suck promptness and dispatch-^in an Edgefield^ Court ai all cvents-^re very rare.—iMgefieli Advertuer,
The liberal and reliable' house of Wiidox, Gibbs k Co.,. La vitw of the kaxd tiinesi and cramped condltioQ of mosifovmoie,. have conduded to offer their splcm£id Manipidaledi Guano on the terms mentioned* in Ibeir advertise— rnant, whiek is to be found in another selnmn., Seventeen aents will be allowed for middfing cotton to all who purchase this guano. This price will also be allowed to all those who have already purchased their guanos. This h eer-^ tainly the most liberal treatment of the planter we have yet heard of. Call and see Mr. Charles IL B. Drayton, their agent,, whose office is at Tborne’o seed and hardware store.
fiask of it before eating, it was old and mellow, and had a tendency to* omke our little party feel more cosgeniak .....
After an hours reist we took the field again aud began to faee tho wind that blew from AVindsor Castle, soon getting among the birds, As to Ike. skool-* ing. we were closely matched andsome^ little advantages'were taken. One gentleman trying to run a bird doun on foot that had been slightly wing tipped, made a signal failure and hod to call lustily for the asristanceof Go Nimble-, Mack, Dash- and* M organ. Auotliev mai¥ being . hard pressed caught a partridge in* hie hat on the wing, a feat that we bud never seen acoompliskcd before and tried ta bring him in to count even. The joke was so good and so expertly done Ihwt we had to allow the couai; we mention no uameS) but state facts-. But oxui thing wau in the way to uia« the pleasure of the day’s sport. Small Benjamin’s hands were so sore from risings: that he
prominenlind popular silken of our town, died em Sunday evening lust, at the Plantefrs’ Hotel, Augusta—where for eight days previouely he had lain desperately ill, and constantly attended by Drs. Campbell and Steiner.. On Satv urday, the Idth inst^^ while oir a visit to* Augusta, Mr. Cbeatkam was seized with a violent derangement of the stomaob, whiehy defying tho most eoiinent modi., cal skill, terminated im bis death a week latef. He* departed tfiie life surrouiided by wife-, parents^ brothers, sisters^ friends —life mind elcar,^a«d hi&Boul, uudauBted by the greel ohauge of* whose eom&og he wa* perfectly wwaie. ThirtyndE huuK befoie his de»tV,i ha^ Was bi\ptfeed kite theCatboUe ClMrek,aud not oily by bis words, hut still mere By his calmness and courage, atteolcd that hfe mind was at vest regarding bis peace with God. Tile funera?! rites of thu Cutlrolic Church wers performed ever his body before it was reniof cd fronr the hotel,—EdgefieM Advertiser,
With deepest and siireefest
...... Repeated demaodw for H(psors
compels me be agaiu give notice that de net deal in the article m any form, nor will I furnish it at any price. Parties desiring it will oblige me by sending their orders elsewhere ; but foe foncy or staple groceries, notions, choice eonfec-liotievy and fine oigacs, I am most hap^ to rn Jtwjr ordew-riiajni^^ iktffe
B. C, i&ATfKIITHTVAIT.
A new lot of appTe,
qjuioee knitter opened Ibis terthwait’s.
Tse ExoBLstOK To all new comers and ihgit
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not awaro that this popular Skisoir^ open IU lliu pubKc, the piuprielifIp ■ nottnees that he will bo leased all wha will favor him with a Oystcirs win be served trp in evei^ also several other dishes, inolt^tilg and tea. The Best of Al^^ I Liqtron, Sweet Grdcr^ aud. Iliiivijl Waters, kept eowitaBtly on biaid|^^'’9ib: addition to the Main Saloon, USM it fi neat little Saloon attached for (with pritxte errtmree.^ Tfts are reespectfidly krvited to ca&f
Mr, Alfrod HolmeehMi »store Dfekaen FertifiHUr, ted Bane, a superior article; efeo"tiri and* Carolfna FertHiEbr: Olke Jlim rn v ^ can at his office at Harber’i Aiheni, S- C.^ ,
— Hendrix, who sells n< finest qoality of Tennessee beef, most choice pieces on hard to-day^^t|pi^ to the bes*^ that comes to lhie«M<)fiie^||w best markets ; also, lambvporkj neiSigce^ etc., together with frat cs and veHetaM# of every description. Toke"
Im shop if your want yomf'^ ob VFater.
• ••• Fi^ rye, Graham awd knnk-^
wheat fikur at S^ 0. Sattertkwiit^t.
One-man crres cufi
sale-by J. Thorne A Co.
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We obeervo thai our fricn Sckrndfer yesterday received a large' stock of Indies and gentlemen’s shoes'. Satisfied that hm terms are as ^h)w ae those of any merchant in town, we would' suggeel to our friencfe lo give him a call.
Avoid risks of life and property by using a pure kerosine oil, S’uch is the arride for sale at Shtterthwait’s.
A fresh supply of Underwood’s
Devffled Turkey, preserved limes, French peas, California asparagus, prunes, and tapioea, jtlst received by S'. C.. Sattcrth-wait.
The Board of County Commis-crs met OU hist Wednesday and issued the amoiwit of $l,9‘65.*4i4.— reasurer reports some three or foEf ih'ijusand doDare on hand.
The Bite Senator Sui&m Mossaefausettn left. aboq^ monay and vnliin|l^ Ut
could not handle his* gun al all ; but
kindly and cheerfidly went as marker aucbu&me c.arriclr. We can’t sa}’ much*for him ae a marker, His excueo* being thet we kept k'im. so buty picking up dead birde that he hud no time for anything i cise. Al. five o’eloek iii the afteruoow-we very rclu«nantly parted with Messrs. Brodie and* Estell, after a deliglitful day of rousing good sport for tkfe* country, bagging- in* all* forb}^four patr’idgcs; “ Sic transit gloria ni'umlV*
We found the planter.« on: our route widAi^ke and well up with their work, dispostHwe think, to put in too much cotton. I said in the beginning we huntednj^y all day on an elegant body of kndv the ^property of Captain Phil
Candy, guarateed* pure^ at 20cts at S^attettkwait’s..
Crushed wliitc wheat ivkiiS} delicate
regret, we chronicle the fact that the
is a nu -and wholesome article, Revery house should keep and v^e a -gupply. oatterthwait has the fresh Ie.
house of our honored Mend, Mt\ Felix Lake, jr., on Turkey Crock, in the old Blocker neighborhood, was tptaly dcs^ troycd by fir J-—with most of its furni lure and effects—on S\inday night last. This was a quaint and ancrcnt mansion) built Ibng years ago by one of the or^^ inal Blocker brothel’s. We have beariJ' nothing as yet bu* regard to the- orij^ of the fire. Mr. Lake Was fneiired’, we understand*, for about 62*,500*. And tit the same night, at Kirksej-'s Cro^ Iloads^, the SCeain Qitr of Trapp Brooks was afijo <h*sCroyed by fire—^an'd with it, tew bulbs of cotton, belonging to n citizetv of the* neighborhood. Tho mill house aind apparatitt, adjoining the gin bu3diilTg, Wepe* not burned. The loss rn fids case; we* are assured, cannot be far short; of No insusance-
UndoabtciHy tho work of an incendhiry.. —EifgeA^etd Advertiser.
The farmers all over tlae oetmly
arc quite busy planting, and seem to be in fine spirits as they are sungmne of fiiie crops the present yeas.
lj» Eqjgks - *
A confused. End conlasing ctut^^*% demoMdiring Trcsm^, uEctie^vl SSW in the hands of imbfui;ed skvee, and % mephitic ezhallation. of corrupt inn aria-fog from the hallw of th# spreading moral dlrorgat^liriou tAekf the land,, taintlag the ianr€haBil,,llfi^ banker, ami the manalactniiir** v Personally hcciest in ioofM|3^ himself, he floated the bigges^^earg^ logucs and barbarians ever the history of mankindv If menmffiMiri are to be built to such men, happy Hfey who htvve nothing but the grassy to cover them Augusta fWiifftiflklir
U.v..* Just what you Want :• Engiisb, ^Mneh, domestiv, initial iind plain wri-ripg papers ; envelopes; assorted kinds ; ^dka, Huck, violet and rdd. Pens, pen-;hiiders, inkstands, paper cutters and ffotioncry generally. Also, in the Phar-
ccuticul department prescriptions are efully and correctly dispensed by aerical andcxperienccd pharmaceutists OUI pure and reliable drugs. And flatly other medicines which, if combined Hope, Faith and Charity, “wil lleviate many of the Dis that huoian cab ia*heir to” at Wood’s Drug Stone*
Fresh lot of Landretb A Seii’k obiea setts, recieveJ to day and for sale' by J*. Thorne Sc Co.
Fresh lot of garde* seed®' fflom Landreth & Son icceived ihla* day and! or tale by J. Thome fc Gov
S. C. SattcrthWait add^ to his
list of goods this week a choice lot of marrow beans, Iluile D’Oiivc,.the foictl OUtc oil imported, Gapre8,.N^turtifificM and American pitkles;.
Augusta, March Exchange reports*:: The dull with a moderate liemaiuf
Tho closing quotationsvfoir^ ry, 141; good orffinaiy^ 11^ dling, 154 to 15i;. mi4idHbj|; ceipts, 291J and ssAm^.
Charumton, M'lrcH" quiet; miSdling, 15f; Iq^
15i ; geed ordinary, 14| wise. net receipts^
Nevi York, blared 26*
Ion dull and drooping; sal^ uplands*, 161; Orleans, 17,
AIKE^ MAR * €t)RRECT£D'BY J. H.
INH&LEMUS Aim IiaTAIX.' Gottoo,.^ood ordinary....,,...^
Row middling ........
Strict Middli ng.
Moab out of Wagsns.....
OoB% ouw of wagoU8...........i,.i..
Poat, out of wagpji8...i.»......
]^iultry in gooii demand at ndSiUis^l
Bacon, C R Sides...
C/ R Butic.
Shoulders, Bulk Hams, Ferris*
••••• Wo* Aah*
Flour, family...,,.......... .mi