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Aiken Journal (Newspaper) - October 3, 1874, Aiken, South Carolina IKEN OLUME 4 —NUMBER 199AIKEN, S. C., OCTOBER 3.IM $2 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE HE ART-DOU BTN. r.T B. B. It. IU little have I known thy heart1. • F rect love forgive my fears, r«ui when I saw my hopes depart, I thought on thee with tears ; And fancied in that glorious light., Fast fading from my view, That all our joys, so sweet and bright, Would sadly perish too ! That thou wouldst falter in thy faith, And in my fortune’s fall. "Would seek to ’scape that bolt of scat Ii, That seemed to threaten all ! Wouid turn to brighter hopes and find luo her hearts than mine. ' 'mv better, brighter ties to bind, More worthy tiiee and thine. Swe< t love forgive tho unworthy fear, N« r scorn the hapless heart, ’I”:.ut torn by strife, in deep despair, 1‘ id doubts of what thou art : vW * with the bitterest doubts of ald, ^Then all his hopes went down, Misdeemed thee, too, in fortunes ^thrall, The creature of her frown I That smile assures ; that touch, that look, - That one jvord, swcet’st. of alt, That tells me thou canst bravely brook My fate and share my fail : That thou canst part with power and pride, Nor feel one sad regret ; <»o with mc to Hie desert’s side, And dare be happy yet. "Ay, happy yet, in spite of Fate, Content with modest boon ; Mock all ambitions of the great, Andblc3t in living lone, Iu simplest guise, in humblest home, Too glad if stars above Sing sweetly o’er the low-roof d dome, The joys of lowly love. fle^e, Nature, in luxuriant field, that .ask no' more Than mearest show of toil to yield, Of fruits, an ample store : We’ll live ray love, in dearer duress, Together wed, by ties That make our desert loneliness The care of loving skies. the rest, as bill ain’t over popular with his ‘‘civilized” uabors. nohow. As I sed before, we are all sheered, and, tho’ we don’t talk, we are making great preparashuns fur fitin’, an’ yu no them stilUtonged folks are the most dangerous. Most of us hey jined sum kind uv a kumpany, and ar drilling daily. Even Bid Jones, altho’ he don’t perfess tu be alarmed, buz jined a kalvery kumpany, and [ think that is, to say the least, a boss tile movement.— As tu Bob Smith, lie’s alwuz bin .a grate infantry man, and redy tu Ste and kuss at any time. But '.’ll tell yu. konfidcnt-ialty, Mister Editur, I bai ut jined no kumpany, and what’s more I hain’t a gwine tu. I hain’t forgotten them hard marches over the snow in Virgin-ny, nor them sigh-press swamps, mus-keeters and sand flies iii the low country. I hav a lively recollection of them Yankee bullets, and I shall -not cease to remember the many months devoted tu the enjoyment ov bel li an hi sparits in itll at gem of Yan key prisons, Fort Delaware. Every Cotifedcrick, who had the pleasure of sojourning thar, will experience a heart-throb jest attlie mention ov the place, so its needless to say much ; but I can say this much: i/bbody need interduce the small-pox agin’ for my benifit; fur if I hav’nt a receipt nobody liaz. When hum home, Polly Ann declared that my oldest creditor wouldn’t bev node me, and I aint handsome yet. While the war lasted I fit as well as I node how, but when it wuz over I made a vow to be, ever after, a man of peace, and I’m gwine tu kepe that vow. Its true I make it a pint ov duty to pervide ‘Folly Ann with weapons ov korrecksio®, with which tu sustain the family guy- which she wears out upon my boys.— Altho’ a peaseable man, I think I orte tu kontribit that much towards, the eddykashion and training ov my boys ■; so every week I gather fresh twigs.— An Editor’s Opinion of Base Ball, An editor, relating his experiance, says that the doctor informed him that he needed exercise, and he recommended the national game. The advice was taken. Iii* (the editors) conclusions arc as follows:    ? That wa6 an eventful chap who first better from “Obadier Rr6%n” Mister Editur—Seems like I’ve caught the “cacothese scribendy” (that’s the Latin for makin’ a fool ov one’s v -B^lf,) fur ever since I rit tu yu before, 've bin wantin tu rite agin’. Tu be lute ther’s sum excuse for me, fur its {rather flatterin’ tu a pore, unedykated oiler like me tu be allowed'tu get intu ^your press, when so menny smart men j hey tride the same thing and failed. 5\ lf you remember when I rit tu yu ^before Iexpeckted before this tu be, in Wfakyi but Bob Smith reminded me LA^Rtwe hed bin livin under an Afrykan unment ever since the war, an’ it no use mot in*. That wasn’t awl sed, but if I wuz tu tell yu the yu’d say that it wuz perfanity, and refuse .tu put it in your payer.-ehever Bob Smith gets to talkin’ t the guvunmerit he uses a heap ov de that ain’/t in the Bible, nor in ter Websters big book, neither. aby yu don’t rekolect Bub ? Jest .ax\he boys—the few’s left—of thepld 47th judgement who wuz the cleverest feller, the besit fiter, and the w un Who could kuss the hardest of a1 the rngement, and the ywnanumus reply wjrnld be, “Bob Smith !” Wire awl sheered now. When . say a^l, of course I mean ^everybody— except LB ill Jones. That ain’t in Bill’ nature j he ain’t skcerry worth a cent he'nevW was sheered in his life, and i bcv no idee that he ever will be, either invented base ball. It’s s&ch fun. V ve I’m a great beleever in what folks call moral suasion f9 but Polly Ann ad-hears to the good old thewy, advanced by Solomon, and she Fez fhar’s more suasion” in a good bresh broom than anything else ; and that she has proved the “ted of korreckshun” tu be a con- played five games and this is the result: Twenty-seven dollars 'paid out for things. One bunged eye—badljfc bunged. One broken little finger. One bump on the head. Nineteen lame backs. One sore jaw. One thumb dislocated. Three sprained aneles. One dislocated shoulder from trying to throw the bull a thousand yards. Twohandsra.v from trying to stop hot balls. A lump size of hornet’s ‘ nest on left hip, well back. A nose sweetly jammed and five uniforms spoiled from rolling * in the dust at bases. I have played two we|ks and don’t think I like the game. I’&j looked over the scorer’s hook arid find that I have broken several bats, made one tallyk broken one umpires jaw broken ten windows in adjoining houses, tilled a baby, smashed a kerosene lamp, broken the leg of a dog, mortally injured the breadbasket of a spectator, and knocked five other players out of tim# by slinging my bat. I have used up fifteen bottles of arnica ointment, five bottles ox lotions, and •V half a raw beef and am sp foil cf pain that it seems as if uiyTim(lA were broken bats and my legs thm^tffbs of a dead I ay the Printer. rod. “FII owe Lives there a man with nose sd thai never to himself hath said, pay before I go to bed, the debt I the printer?”—Brandon Republican. Yes, there are some I know full well, but they I fear will go to—well, the place where there’s no winter.—Panola Star. You’er blind, Star, your reason’s dim, or you’d not argue such a whim ; e’en the devil would not accept him who fails to pay the printer.— Topelo Journal. Quite as cool as snow in winter, ’tis to die indebted to the printer; our brother editors’ heads are level—so mean a soul’s sure to see the devil.— State Journal. Unless perchance he should repent, in his last hour an order sent, all back dues to make him even, then surely he would go to Heaven.—Elmore Republican . We’re glad now the means are found io bring the back subscribers round, so when you’ve run your course of years, jay then at list your foil arrears. But no arrears to have to pay, is better far, we think and say.—St. Charles Herald. There are good farmers, yet we know tis true, That get behind hand—owe a year or two. And sometimes sickness comes, and it may he They owe the printer not one year but three, ms his debt, goes on from more to more, Until he finds that yeais have grown to ‘our. A Valuable Recipe. argument. wincin I don’t no whether u’le hear from me agin or not, tho’ I’ve had no oppo-sishion yet in ritin’ tu yu ; but Polly Ann is so oposed tu theze strang-mind-ed female wimmin, who rite tu the ^ress, and sez tha hcv no bizziness kapicity, that, I’m aferd that if I rite too often she’ll'git tuthinkin that I hev no tal-lent for bush ess ether. Yours truly, Obadter Brown. P. S.—-Jack Smith kum in jest now and sed that Bill Jones’ wife told his wife that her sister-in-law’s husband sed that sumbody -seed it in the papers that “Uncle Bam” hed ordered a lot ov trups tu be stashuned “all about” “down south” bu k ope order. Hurray for “Uncle Sam J” an’ all the rest ov my uncles—ifthale send sumbody else tu du the fitin’—an’ FII-stay at home with my boys. Bob Smith sez “them (adjective) Yankys are jest sent here tu chn forsethatbl—essed swivel rites bill 3” bot they can “swivel” on, as for as I’m konserned, an’ Iii pick cotton with my •boys fur the rest ov my days without a whimper. I feel so pert now mabv Iii rite agin. Yours, in better spirits, O. B. The Journal of Chemistry publishes a recipe for the destruction of insects, which, If it be one half as efficatious as It is claimed to be, will prove invaluable; Hot alum water is a recent suggestion as an insecticide. It will,distroy black and red ants, cockroaches, spiders, chintz bugs, and all the crawling pests which infest our houses. Take two pounds of alum and dissolve it in three or four quarts of boiling water; let it stand on the fire till the alum disappears: then apply it with a brush, while nearly boiling hot, to every joint and crevice iii your closits, bedsteads, pan-try-shelves aud the like. Brush the crevices in the floor of the skirting, or mop-boards, if you suspect that they harbor vermin. If in whitewashing a in this world or the next; for Folly Ann see that he wasn’t sheered when Mister Shearman’s “raider*” were at his Very hearthstone, and she sez that anybody what wouldn’t be aferd ov them, e n\ld meet    *lis    ^osts an(i notauai). ffl2iifi»zent awl Polly Ann $o*jLput J {'A better not tell you Five francg pieces have appeared in France, having on one Vide the head of the Prince Imperial, who in the legand, is styled “Napoleau IV.” The leport that Kellogg intends to prosecute the leaders in the late “insure rection” in Louisiana, is discredited in Washington official circles. coaling, plenty of alum is added to the lime, it will also serve to keep insects at a distance. Cockroaches will flee the the paint which has been washed iii cool alum water. Shugar barrels and boxes can be freed from ants by drawing a chalk mark just around the edge of the top of them. The mark must be unbroken, or they will creep over it; but a continuous chalk line mark half an inch in width will set their depredations at naught. Powdered alum ov borax will keep the chintz bugs at a respectful distance, and travelers should always carry a package in their hand-bage, to scatter over aud under thoir pillows in places where they have reason to suspect tloe presence of such bedfellows. Newspaper Advertising. Newspaper advertising {is the most energetic and villigent of salesmen ; ad Stay on the Farm. M ry honest farmer says, if I’m alive I’ll pay the printer, else I cannot thrive, My corn will rust, my wheat will smut In spite of all I do, My wagon stick fast in the rut, Tiff J pay foe printers due. ^ —Southern Farmer. An influential agricultural paper j^res the following capital advice to tho thousands of young men who grow tired of the farmer’s life, and seek to replace it wiih what they wrongly conceive to Ije the easier and often more honorable life of a city resident. The cities and villages are already o7ercrowded, and every kind of business languishes more than the .ml ti ration of the earth. In the chics the labor market is overstocked, and one can get any desired number of hands for any conceivab’e job. Clerks from the country have usually to serve two or three years before they can got living wages. The city throngs with unemployed men and women, waiting for Something to turn up. Those who find employment have no security for permanence. Mommies lose their places and have to iie idle for weeks and months together. All the products of skill and labor, are relatively cheaper than ) revisions and breadstuffs. The great material want of the nation is cheaper meats, grain and vegetables. We have merchants, mechanics and middle-men enough, but far too few farmers. The best cultivated State abounds in uncultivated lands. Even in the vicinity of our large towa3 and cities cheap ' lands abound, and splendid chances for enterprising young men to win homes and fortune. Onee settled on his own amps, the farmer has constant, profitable occupation before him. Nowhere i3 unscill-ed laborso sure of sustainancc, nowhere will inteligent industry so surely win a happy home aud competance. In the country one never need to lack for labor, and labor brings there the necessaries and comforts of life.    ,    «.* dressing thousands each day, always in the advertiser’s interest, and ceaselessly at work seeking customers from all classes. Newspaper advertising is now recognized by business men, having faith in their own wares, as tho most effective moans for securing for their goods a wide recognition of their faults. Mention has been made in the San Framsco Chronicle of tho appointment of young Jimmy Glennon, of Oakland, to a cadetship in the Naval School! line interesting facts have leaked out concernipg the young man’s career which go to show that the appointment. is ctuincn By a wise one. Young Glen-non’s school record has been wonderful. An admiring young classmate writes a long letter to the Chronicle concerning c?    C* it, in which he says :—“ To show the enormous task the boy has been performing at the University it may be interesting to state that as long as there was grading offered the boys to do around the grounds, Glennon, at the first hours in the morning, was over from Aiamed, about seven miles distant, with his sleeves rolled up and with pick or shovel in hand, trying to earn his twenty cents an hour alongside of the brawny laborers. But the most remarkable part was that when the bell tapped for recitation in mathematics he was promptly in his place with a perfect recitation. It is considered remarkable if a student can get through a term perfect in either recitation or examination, and but one or two in a class of sixty or seventy ever do this; but Glennon generally came off perfect in both, and often, when the whole section failed on a difficult problem, our hero would step to the board and solve it in a twinkling. Again, after rocisation, James would be found, with cheerful lace awd ready jokes at command, trundling his wheelbarrow or wielding his homelg implements among the grading hands, whom he always kept in jolly humor by his ready wit. Ahoy capable of doing all this is bound to succeed in life,” Some time since a complete encyclopedia of useful knowledge in human form became an inmate of a family. When this learned guests came among them he was consulted as an oracle in many cases, and was asked one morning: •“Would he tell or show them a better way to cook the steak for. breakfast?” He took the thin, longhandled frviug-pan from its nail, aud putting it on the stove, heated it quite hot. In this he put the pieces of steak, previously pounded, but to their surprise, did not put a particle of butter in the frying-pan, and did not salt his steak. He allowed the steak merely to graze over, and then turned it quickly to the other side, turning it several times in this manner u.itil it was done. Four minutes were not employed on the op^r oration, but a jucier piece of steak was never eaten. It was, when doue, laid or. the platter, previously warmed, and was buttered and silted and set a mo-? ment in th J hot oven. Allowing the steak to heat but a moment on each side heaped it to retain all its sweet juices, and putting ow the salt. the last moment after it was on the platter drew out its juices. Chicago trots out a man who has lived ten years with the same wife.— This is ouly another oxalis to prove that to the best of rules there are ex^ ccptions, but we are not informed as to whether the wife has lived the same Un°th of time with the same hush nd. There are two kinds of girls ; one is the kind that appears best abroad, the girls that are good for parties, rides^ visits, balls, etc., whose chief delight is in all such things. The other is the kind that appears best at home, the •girls that are useful and cheerful in the dining room, the sick room. and all the precincts of home. They differ widely in character. One 19 frequently a torment at home; the other is a sunbeam, inspiring life and gladness ail along the pathway. Now it does not necessarily follow that there shall be two classes of girls. The right modification would modify them both a little, and unite their characters in one. The Pri'ce of Wales has accepted the Grand Mastership of the Order of Tee Masons. ;