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Tho following beautiful poem was written by
Wh n the lessons and tasks are all ended,
Aud I he school for th? duy is dismissed,
A'id tho little ones ;;.*thor around me,
To bid m-! M! ritual ami be kissed ;
0! :he Imle while jr.is that encircle
My noell in a louder euibr.ico,
0! i!ie smiles that ire li aloes of heaven,
Suudding sunshine of love ou my face.
And when ;b-y .ir-- ? .ne, I rit dreaming
Of my un ?Id hood, too lovely tn In-t;
Of lovo that my ?.ear: will rcmeaji'Or,
Whil-i it wales to the pulse ut" thc pist, ?
Ere tho world and it- wiekoddes! mude me 1
A purine." ol' s-.rr i* aud -in ;
Whan thc ?lory ol' li d wu* about e,
And the glory of gladness witiiiu.
0 ! my he ir: grow? we.ik as a woman's,
And th J fouu tains of feeling will d .w.
When I think of the piiths steep.aud stony,
Whee fit: foet of tho dear onos must go;
Of tUo in luntaias of sin hanging o'er tnem,
ot the tempest of Fata blowing wild;
0! t..e.-o's iiotkibg on carib half MI ho'y
As the inuoc ut heart of a chitd !
They arc vi ls of heartland of households ;
T?ey ure j";f|? of God iii disguise;
His sunlight still ?le< "d in their tresses;
Ills glory .?lill gleams in their eye.-.
Oti ! ?kose truants from home and from heaven.
Tiiey IIHVO made me more io inly and mild !
And I know now how Jesus could li sen
The Kingdom of God lo a ebiid.
1 ask not a life for the dear ones,
All radiant, ns others have dono;
B it that lit"? may have just enough shadow
T-> letup T the ?biro of the sun ;
I would pray God to guard iht-m Iro n evil,
But my prayer woui.t bound b.ick to myself:
Ah ! a seraph way pray tor a sinner,
But a siuner must pray for him elf.
The twig is sn easily bended,
I liHve baliishel tho ru!? nnd tho rod ;
I Ii v - 'a :u!i( : : ni t'. > ^ftdutiss - f ka.?wW*e,
Tiwy avo l-iU'ijii mo : tic i:o>d:io s of (?od;
Mv li -:i-; s i .'.ao-r .. n of d irk nu*S,
VVtiu.'e i. but thuin fr-m breaking n rule;
My frown i- * iii..??m?torteeri II:
My 1 ?vu is ike law of thc .-ohooi.
I nhill leave 'he old bou<e in tho autumn,
Ttl inverse its threshold no more,
Ab ! bow I shall >igh for the dear r.ncs,
That moot me nach morn at thc door!
I slull uii.-s the " good-night*" and the kisses,
And tho ^rt<b <?' ih' ir i;,n r-nt ?lei?,
The irrttup on the irriten, a:;.I the dowers
Thal are brought ewsry morning ?,. me.
I shill ini>? them a- m >rn and ?' ev?
Their ?.??g in the echool and the street ;
T shall mi-* ilh? low hum of thftir voices,
' Ad>1 iii? tramp rtf theirdoHcttc fcc',
When thu lowson. -jr.' -.'1 ended,
And II" oh suv?. .. Tlia school i-- di-ntis*o?! !"
M v t;,c lilil?* ..:i. * ._ ?i h- r nroiuitl me.
To hi : me ?o.:d-t.?g!,t and lie ki.-S-.d.
I _. m
" WAX t*Kt>-A C-ioT.^ni.?n f..r r.n cll-ly hi
va'.id lady. Ap| ly at ?fo 27-Street "
IT was a brief notice, yet there were
woven into the few words hour? of anx
iou.-^ thought,; long, restless nr^htaand
tv.unful misgivings. 1 wan; inamanner,
throwing down a glove for .".ll my nu
merous relatives, any one ol' whom
would liave gladly spared me a <)ii!il or
have come herself to tend my illness,
comfort my pain, drive back my loncli
n -ss; for 1 was rich, widowed an 1 child
l.'-s. [.knew well that Marian, my
niece, whose son was my chosen heir,
would haw faithfully devoted her life
i J nie. and if I could haw overlooked
such trifling pecularities. a.s an utter
s .-I holiness, grasping avarice, and entire
heartlessness, we might, perhaps, have
??One peacefully together through the
.-hort, journey that seemed to lie be
tween me and the grave.
Dut i wanted a companion whose ser
vi es, being liberally rewarded, might
i> . mine tit will. I had no intention of
overtasking my reader and amanuensis;
bul 1 wanted to feel at peri?ct liberty
t"!;t,U upon her at any hour. Then
philanthropie schemes of giving a pleas
ant home, to some poor struggling wo
man, whose health, education or delica
cy made her unfit to cope with the rude
world, floated through my brain.
I soon found my office tts selector no
sinecure. All day the stream of ap
plicants poured in, til! my head ached
for flic many who were thrown upon
:!:.' world poor and friendless, grasping
every opportunity for honorable em
ployment. Yet, of all tito vast throng
not one suited me. Some were merely
s 'i-vants. fully competent to make my
bed or sweep my roora, but I did not
want a serva.nt: some had large ideas
of salary ami privileges totally impos
sible for mc to meet; some were learn
ed and proposed to put my seventy
years asian and commence my educa
tion : some painted, and would lill my
rooiiCwith copies of the great masters,
for a trifling addition to their salary;
. ?ne wffirted one perquisite, some an
other, till, exhausted and jtowildcrod, I
dismissed all, promising to grant an
ut her interview tho m-xt day.
I thought all had gone, and I lay
back in my chair weary and disappoint
ed, closing my eyes tn shut out thc
brilliant }>?rterre of gay shawls ?iud
overpowering bonnets. T am stire I
looked pale, '.for a soft little hand fell
goiiav upon my forehead, and a voice
clear and sweet said. "I am sorry you
are so" tired. Can I do anything for you
before ? go ?"
Something in the law musical voice;
tinged as it was with sadness, roused
again my failing interest. I opened my
eves to see a smai 1. childlike figure
clothed in deep mourning-a fair sweet,
faite whose large-hazel eyes were full of
that tender, longing depth which we
sometimes see in children early called
hume; a face to awaken love and tender
ness, a figure drooping and delicate, to
call forth all thc protecting care of any
kind heart. She stood quietly .beside
in-- as I sci'unnli?ed her closely ', her eyes
looking frankly into mine, her soft cool
ita nd .--t ill on my brow. At length I
?. You carno to apply for a situation?"
"Yes.'" she replied; "I have been
here all the afternoon in that corner;
but I shall not suit. I thought at first
I might, but so many far superior have
failed, that I have given up the hope."
"What can you do?" I inquired.
.. 1 am afraid very little/' she replied,
.. I i onld read-papa-used to like to hear
me read-and I could write your notes.
But y.ou are veiw particular about ref
erence, and I have none."
.. None !" I said.
" No. There is no one here who
knows me and I brought nothing from
mv old home." she said, sorrowfully.
"Can I not write?" I inquired.
The hand on my forehead grew very
cold, and the sweet face very pale, as
she said steadily : "there is no one in
the wide world to give mc ono word of
I was puzzled. Here was the very
companion for whom I longed-some
one to cherish and protect in return for
her services to me: but there was some
thing sra1", ling in this assertion bf utter ,
friendlessness, coming from the lips of!
such a child. My thoughts formed I
most unconsciously the abrupt ques
.. Have yon (i me anything wrong to
forfeit vour friend*' affection!" I rc-'
pouted thc question while I asked it. j
The rich crimson blood dyed both
ck&kt/ ?>?-'? tteiilh'/ fczrtesi) ?yt mv?s
Wavered as sile answered: "No. Iar
un fortunate, poor; friendless and iinhnj
py; but I have no sin to bear, no gull
to crush, me \lown. .1 know it seem
strange that a girl of nineteen (I ha
thought sixteen terned the utmost "limi
for !'.'..!' age) should be thus lonely ; br
it is sorrow, not sin.' that has throw
rue out ot home 'ami companionship
Yon are better now, are von not?" sb
asked. # . * . ' * _.
" Yes," I said : '; not so tired."
Ami sh.' Lent witli a graceful-saluti
tion, and turned to leave-me. , ?
- Stay,'* 1 said. " What is you
" Alice," she replied,
i Alice what?" Linqnired..
.. J have no other name,*' was the rt
Another enigma. I could not letht
.'If you stay with mc, Alice,'' I sail
taking her hand in mine, " 1 hope sow
dav to win your confidence and km/
wiial sad story has blighted your youtl
I believe you when you tell me there :
rto sin connected with it : and if yo
ore willing to rome to-morrow Tor'
short visit, we can see if we suit cac
other for a longer companionship."
.. I will come," she said, with atrcral
ling voice, aiul. bending clown, she Iel
a kiss and a bot tear upon my witbere
hand, arid was gone.
I am afraid my readers would set III
down for an absurdly romantic old wc
man if- i told them all the stones
framed that night for my heroine. Tb
pale, pure bice with its delicate feature
golileu hair; and large, childlike eye
fairly haunted me. The tiny hands ha
evidently never known labor ; tho swee
clear voice.was modulated by the edi
cation ot' a lady ; the graceful little fif
ure, with ita modest bearing, had n
fringing in its attitude. At least thei
was a new interest for my lonely lift
and if my new study proved an nnpoi
tor there wa ? no one but myself to !
injured, no children to be trained i
error, no young mind to receive poisoi
ons doctrine : and in view* of all thei
negatives I felt satisfied with my ai
Looking b;l( k nov;, with the love <
my protege making thc music of in
life, J rind it difficult to recall the in
pressions of tho first few days; but
few words about myself may show tr
reader what jay companion was.
As T have said, I was past sevent
years of age; but liad been, until witl
in a few months in the possession i
every faculty, and unusually active an
energetic for my years. Possessed i
wealth. I bod tried, with sincerity, I
remember that I was the Lord's stev
ard : and il my name but seldom li ?
ured upon the pompons lists of publ
charities. I trust that the courts and a
leys where my face was cordially we
coined, the children snatched from lo
haunts of misery, the industrious su]
plied with work, the dying from whof
bed the sting ot' want was swept awaj
thc aged whose helpless bands wei
filled, the erring who found an avenu
opened for honorable labor, will bea
ine witness thar J have earnestly er
de?v?red to be a jnst almoner. Si
months previous to the day when m
advertisement appeared, my pbysicia
had passed my doom of finnie helpless
ness. A severe cold, contracted b
some unconscious exposure*, bad settle
in my limbs and produced such result
as left mc, for the remainder of my life
My nurse, a strong, good-hearted wc
mau. fully capable of lifting, dressin
and tending me, at once accepted th
post of permanent attendant, with som
ol' the housekeeping cares. I had sei
vants for every lower branch in the do
mestic department, but I pined for
friend. There were plenty to call upo:
me. to send me dainty dishes, perfume!
notes or clinic,' Howers; but none npoi
whom X. could call for constant attend
ance. My relatives all resided at a dis
tance, and there was not one among then
for whose perpetual .society I felt air
In rbis lonely, helpless life, my com
palliou came td cheer and comfort mu
I cannot tell the thousand loving grace
by which she won love and commande;
my esteem. Thc yearning childliki
pity lor my age and helplessness ex
j f essed itself in every tone of her swee:
voice, in her quick gentle movement:
round my chair, ber ready .compi elien
sion of every want, her tender loller
and almost reverential respect. Theft!
was no thought of my wealth or possi
ble generosity rn her heart, only sud
protecting yet deferential affection a?
uelple<? age calls for fruin fresh, pure
She read beautifully, with an evidenl
cultivation of her clear voice; and
when in some stirring passage I have
marked her large eyes, ber cheeks glow,
and her voice rise into clear, clarion
like tones of enthusiasm, I have forgot
ten all suffering to go hand in hand with
her to the pleasant lands of ideality
and romance. Love for literature, elo
cution and poetry had been one ol the
ruling passions of my life, and ir soon
became one of the delights of my im
prisonment to open for Alice the por
tals of history, imagination, science and
the classics, and watch the eager en
thusiasm with which she entered the
enchanted realms. I smile now to think
of the hours wc passed over our favor
ite authors ; she seated on a low chair
at my side, my hand often resting on
rhe glossy braids of her golden nair,
while ray pain and her sorrows floated
off into a misty background to give
place to the spirit of our volume. Her
sweet voice, rising in passionate cadences
of fancied woe. sinking to love's tender
est intonation-, marching forward to a
martial strain insteady. measured rones,
or wailing wirb despairing grief, carried
my old heart far back ro the days when
this was to me also an inner'li ie. a rest
in:: place from bard realities or every
She grew happier, too, in our daily
interco:-rsc. The heavy grief in her.
dark eyes grew softened into a quiet
resignation, and her slow, weary foot
step grew moresglastic and buoyant as
she became as.-urcd of ray love for ber.
m'y pleasure in her society. She had
been with me nearly two months, when
one day. leaning her cheek against the
ann of my chair, and looking up into
my face, she said :
".Do you care for music?"
I, told her truly bow I loved it. >
'"When tlfe sorrows of my life fell
upon me."' she continue 1. mournfully,
" I s?iid there could be no inore music
for me. My heart felt darkened and
desolate; but you have flooded it with
love and light, andi can sing again :"
and without further preface, still scated
at my feet, her eyes still raised to mine,
she began to sing.
I had often marked, while she read, j
th?5 musical intonations of her voice
whe? it rm ahgye? monotone; but !
liad never dreamed of its wealth and
power until I heard it in song. The
perfection of cultivation which had evi
dently been lavished upon it had no
power to crush out its . natural purity
and sweetness ; the elaborate trills and
wonderful scales fell with such easy
grace that they seemed more like the
?heartfelt warbling of a cottage girl than
the marvellous fiuisli of the artist. For
nearly two hours she sang uninterrupt
edly.her dark- eyes looking forward)
filled with "rapt ecstacy, her form en
tirely motionless, the light striking upon
her lovely face and mourning robes,
framing a model for a St. Cecilia, and I
hail never before read, the music in hei
brow, eyes and lips.
At h\< the flood of melody sanli
slowly, gradually, in fainting sweetness
into silence. She sat still, utterly mo
tionless for a few moments, thc high in
spiration dying out from her face, thc
whole depth of grief creeping slowly
into her eyes, till suddenly, with a bit
ter'cry ol' "How can I bear it!" she
broke into passionate sobbing. I hat!
never seen her violently agitated before
She Waa always HO calm, so self-possess
ed, that this sudden burst of despairing
sorrow alarmed me. For some moment;
my voice Was unheeded ; but I lcanec
forward and placed my hand on the
bent iiead, saying, "Alice, my child
let me share your grief or comfort it.'
She heard me then, and it was pitiful
to see how she struggled for composure
Her little white lingers, laced togethei
as her arms were raised over her head
now moved restlessly, nervously seeking
their place: her slight figure, convuls?e
by bitter sobbing, trembled asjshe strove
to check the sounds of woe; and whei
at last her sweet face was raised to mine
its pale lips, swollen eyelids, and yearn
ing questioning -gaze touched me to th<
"Surely you can trust me" I said, ir
answer to that look. "Tell me yow
trouble. Perhaps I can lighten th'i
burden. I am rich yon know."
" Money cannot help nie," she replied
" If it could, I should not tedi you,'
and her head was raised with a prone
eroerness which it had never borne ii
my presence before. Soon, however, i
drooped back to its old place on tin
arm of my chair, anti she said,. " Yoi
cannot help me; but you have been si
kind that it seems wrong to keep a se
m et from you. From my t?arlieHt child
hood I have lived in such a house a;
this, surrounded by every luxury, thi
petted elarling of the owner. Dr. Grey
son, my dear father, made my happines,
thc object, of his life; he cultivatee
even* t alent he thought he found in me
making study delicious by his own ad
vice and companionship. I had master:
for English, French, German, ane
above all music, and every day's stud}
was rewarded by his praise anel encour
agement in the long delightful evening
we spent together. He was wealthy
and I had not a caprice ungratified
while his steady judgment kept mj
wayward fancies in control ; my whim:
were analyzed, till the>y melted inte
thin air, or became solid foundations foi
virtue or improvement. Two.years ago
my father took a pupil, a gentlemar
four or five years oleler than myself, the
son of a widow who resided in Plymouth
It will scarcely interest you to hem
my love-story, for I soon learned to lovi
this new member of our home circle
Evening after evening, when his stud}
for the elay was over, he would lingei
in our sitting-room, talking, reading, 01
joining his voice to minc in a thov.sane!
vagaries of sound that spring spontane
ously to the lips of music-lovers."
She was looking intently forward as
the narrative fell from her lips; hei
voice sunk to a monotone, her word*
seemed studied as if she were reading
the tale from some book, instead ol
probing her own heart ; while the rigid
erectness of her frame, thc steady clasr
of her hanc?s. one within the other, told
of the strain for composure, the forced
'. Horace and I became very dear tc
each other," she continued ; lover.*
from similarity of taste, his noble, true
nature absorbing mine, till I would have
been content to bc his servant, to live
near him and to feel the sunlight of his
presence. At last he asked me to be
his wife, and earth held no greater hap
piness for my future life. He hail won
my father's consent before he asked
mine, and we were betrothed, with eve
ry prospect of speedy, happy marriage.
Yet. though he had given a free, willing
consent to our engagement, my father
seemed reluctant to hasten the wedding.
We had been so long dependent upon
each other for society, that though even
his house was still to be our home, he
seemed to dread the change my mar
riage might make. Horace and I had
been engaged for nearly a year, when
some business called, my lover from
home for a month; and m\ father prom
ised that upon his return the wedding
preparation should begin.
"The day after Horace left, I was
sitting in my own room when my dear
father came up stairs, and after a long,
loving conversation, placel in my hand
some bank notes, to buy, he-said, the
wedding finery, anti then, with some
thing like a tear in his eyes he kissed
me for the last time ! The last time !
Pie was thrown from his carriage an
hour later and brought home deadl"
She was silent for a moment, and then,
in the same steady voice that covered
so much agony, she continued her narra
"Ile had been dead three days when
his lawyer called upon me to tell me
that Dr. Greyson was not my father. I
was a foundling, a child whom he had
found neglected and abused in some low
haunt where his charity had taken him
for professional service, anel in his
boundless goodness he had taken me to
his home. He had always intended to
make mc his heiress, but had died with
out making a will. I was still sitting
j trying to realize this stunning truth,
\ when another visitor entered, unan
I nounced-Horace's mother."
j Involuntarily I drew the-child nearer
I to me. Well could I understand the
bitterness of. that interview!
7 She came to me to release her son. She
told me that in his Quixotic" generosity
. he would doubtless hasten to make me
his wife; but that by so doing he would
utterly destroy his own prospects ;. that
his practice would most likely be injured
by marrying a woman of-no birth pr
name; and his aunt, whose death was
tn make him wealthy, was proud and
aristocratie, and would surely spurn tho
husband of a woman who was picked
up no body knew where. My father
I can never think of him by any colder
name-was but a few hours buried,
when the news of my birth was told
me: ?inri so. crushed by the double sor
row, the future looked dark enough for
me to think lightly of one more pang.
Horace's mother won my consent to a
??8f*Ypemi)w, md bairn night J bad
left my old home witkuut oue line to
Horace or to any one else as to my in
tentions. My father a. present on the
morning of- his death,- I took with me,
leaving every tiling else for the heir-at
law. I had been here but a few days,
lodging with a woman to whom Mrs.
Martyn seilt a letter by me, when your
advertisement attracted me, and 1 ven
tured here. Need I tell you of my
gratitude for all your kindness, my deep
appreciation of your goodness ? I can
never tell you. You must feel it, no
words of mine can give it utterance."
" Suppose," I said, watching her keen
ly, " you go to this proud aunt, and tell
your ?tory ; she may not be so cruel as
"No," she replied; "I promised to
give Horace up, and cannot in honor
try to win a consent opposed to that of j
"Who is this aunt?" I inquired.
"I do not know," she replied, "Hor
ace often speke of dear aunt Elizabeth ;
but he never mentioned himself as her
heir, or indeed intentioned her money at
alt He seemed to love her very dear
ly ; but site may not be the one his moth
er referred to. ? do not know her sur
" Alice," I said gently, " do you know
who sends affliction, and whv He sends
The pure face lighted with a holy
fervor as she said softly : " Those whom
the Lord loveth He chasteneth. His
will be done."
I was satisfied. I had never been at
tracted by the religion worn upon thc
sleeve, the cant springing up on trivial
occasions to the lips, the Scripture phra
ses hackneyed till they revolted against
one's reverence; but here was a quiet,
holy form of life, a patient resignation,
a deep, silent Christianity, that more
u tily betokened the pure, holy ' fervor
of tried religion ; amt these Alice held
surely, clasping the Comforter to her
heart, letting not her right hand see her
left move, praying secretly and living
her piety, instead of proclaiming it from
I think she felt happier after her con-:
fessioit to me. There '.were words of |
sympathy which I ebuldgive now, that
seemed to comfort her, and it was evi
dently a relief to -speak freely of her
adopted father. Every day's intercourse
brought our hearts nearer together till,
like that father, I shuddered over the
thought of losing her, even for her own
Alice was sitting in her own place at
my feet, one morning, her hand clasped
in mine, reading a passionate love poem.
As tlie last word fell . from her lips she
looked into my facewith>a sad, earnest
gaze, that touched me deeply.
" You have loved?"' I said gently,
" I have so loved, so l?st my love,"
she said. "Can we ever forget? With
duty, resignation and submission all
pointing to oblivion, can we ever for
She often expressed her thoughts in
this metrical form ; but it was, I think,
the result of close study, intercourse
with manly intellect and reading more
than any affectation.
"Why should you forget?" I said.
" It is unnatural to cramp and starve
your young heat to fill the caprice of
avarice. Horace is true. Horace knew
of your obscure birth before he asked
you to be his wife; he knew it from Dr.
She was listening with suspended
breath and dilated eyes.
'. His auut is ready to give her con
sent," I said. "Do you not guesf??
Alice, my dear child, Horace Martyn is
my nephew and heir, and-"
Did she guess, or was the movement
forward too eager ? I only know she
sprang to lier feet, turned, and was
clasped fast in her lover's arms, her true,
noble-hearted lover, who had sought her
with a breaking heart, ami come post
haste in answer to my summons.'
My large house is none too large for
the little restless feet that patter up and
down the broad Passage the little
voices that waken its echoes while mv
heart is freshened, my youth renewed,
my whole life encircled by the love of
my nephew, of Alice and of their three
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ted SOAP, for Killing Fleas, Mites on Chick
ens, and protecting Horses from Filos, Ac.
TIIOS. W. CARWILE,
At Sign Golden Mortar.
July M_*f j?
Dry Hides Wanted. ?
T'irc h ?-.'heit market price paid for srood DRY j
HIDES- W. D. RAN EY. j
My tl tf 9? *
; AND ;
JAMES A. GRAY & CO.,
k -S-"'" .
228 Broad St.,
Beg to inform the public of their new, large and elegant addi
. . tional supplies of
FRENCH, SWISS, BELGIAN AND ENGLISH
WHICH THEY ARE OFFERING AT
EXTREMELY LOW PRICES,
JAS A. GRAY & CO.
238 BROAD .STREET, AUGUSTA, CA.
Augusta, Aug 18 tf 34
ALL NEW GOODS 1
Now ON HAND A SPLENDID STOCK of
GOODS, consisting of
Black and Colored CLOTHS,
Block Doe Skin.OASSIMERES,
Blaok Silk VESTINGS,
Col. and White Marsciles VESTINGS,
Which will be manufactured to order in the vory
A FIBST RATE Stock of SEASONABLE
Black Cloth Frock CjOATS,
Black Cassimere PANTS,
Black Silk VESTS,
Black Drap d' Eto Frock COATS,
Black Drap d' Bte SACKS,
Black Drap d' Ete PANTS,
Black Alpaca SACKS,
Black Alpaca VESTS,
Black Satin VESTS,
Whilo Marseilles VESTS,
Colored Marseiiles VESTS,
Brown Linen SUITS,
Colored Liuen SUITS,
Colored Cassimere SUITS,
White Linen PANTS,
Colored Marseilles PANTS,
A FIRST RATE ASSORTMENT OF
Consist?e of SHIRTS, COLLAR?. TIES, SUS
PENDERS, GLOVES, UNDERSHIRTS and
DRAWERS, Linon and Silk Picket HAND
KERCHIEFS. Also, COMBS and BRUSHES
of the beat quality.
All Goods SOLD AT ONE PRICE, and at the
VERY LOWEST PRICES.
J. A. VAN Wtt'KLE,
230 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
June S tr 23
Ye Old Customers !
I TAKE THIS METHOD of announcing to I
you that I am still at my old ?land, where I um
conducting tho sume old line of business, which
comprises the UCUHI assortment of
SHELF AND HEAVY
HARDWARE & CUTLERY.
Which I manufacture in all Its Style? and Pat
A Urge assortment, such as Buckets, Tubs and
COOKING AND HEATING
Among which are the justly fauiniu Conk S'ove^
" DIXIE," "SUMTER." "MOOD SAMARI
TAN," " SOUTHERN STATES" and " FIRE
SIDE." These Stoves are adapted to Southern
Housekeepers, and there should he ono in overy
family in order to facilitate and moko Cooking
Call ?nd make a close inspection of the Goods
and Price? before you go further.
I am not paying $2000 a year for rent of
Rtore as ra?ny others are. Bear this in mind, a?
tbeso expenses ore not to be added to prices paid
lUuavaa, 8. C. J
Ott fi if 4?
FURNITURE ! FURNITURE !
(FORMERLY C. A. PLATT <fc CO.,)
214 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
"\^r^E HAVE an?! aro constantly receiving thc
heit assortment of FURNITURE that has ever
beeu in thin market.
ROSEWOOD PARLOR SUITS, / -
MAHOGANY PARLOR SUITS.
CH A.MB KR AND COTTAGE SUITS,
CHAIRS, SOFAS, TETE-A-TETE,
EXTENSION TABLES, of all renjrths.
Wo particularly call the attention of pureba
?ora to our SOLID WALNUT CHAMBEE
SUITS for Beauty, Durability and Cheapness.
Our Manufacturing Department
Is still in operation. Special Orders will be
prninjitlv attended to. REPAIRS DONE IN
ALL ITS BRANCHES.
HAIR CLOTH, ENAMELLED CLOTH,
REPS, TERRY and SPRINGS, and all article?
suitable- for Mauu'ucturers, which we offer at Low
A large Stock of WINDOW SHADES, of eve
ry style und pattern, from the Cheapest to tho
Finest, with all the New Style Fixtures.
Superintended by a competent man; COFFINS,
of all Descriptions and Quality. META LI C
CASES and CASKETS, of the most improved
stvles, furnished at all hours during the Day or
UNDERTAKERS can be supplied with TRIM
Augusta, Oct 23 6m 43
THE Subscriber begs leave to remind his
friends throughout Edgofleld District, that he ls
?till at the famous FRER1CKSBUR8 STORE
August?, Ga., on the Comer below the Planters
Hotel, where hu is ever ready to welcome them,
and exhibit to them ALL KINDS AND QUALI
TIES of SPRING and SUMMER GOODS, ?nd
to offer them the MOST ADVANTAGEOUS
He will consider it a privilege at i ll times to
?ce and servo his Edge?eld friends at tho Frede
Augusta, Apr 13 Sm 16
H AVING been appointed by the Manufactu
rers, Agent for the exclusive salo of thu
Cotton Plant Cooking Store
For thc Districts of Plckeue, Greenville, Spar
tauburg, Laurens, Abbeville, York, Uuion, New
berry, Edge?old, Chester, Fairfield, Lexington,
Richland, Orangeburg and Kershaw, I would re
spectfully inform the citizens of the above named
Districts that I will keep on hand a largo supply
?f these STOVES, wbi.h I will sell at low prices
for cash' only.
Wholesale dealers supplied at a lihorn ! discount.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
July 27_2t 31
Important to Housekeepers.
NOW in Store a supply of SPEAR'S PATENT
PRESERVING SOLUTION, for Preserv
ing Fruits. Jollies, Spired Fruits, Cider, Wine,
Milk, Vegetables, Ac. It save? Sugar-lt saves
the trouble of ?online- it saves the expense of
Sealing or Air-tight Jars or Cans; and it is at
least 50 per cent cheaper than any o'ber method.
iptr-Oni Bottle (the price of which ??only
fl,OH) will preserve )28 Pounds of Fruit. j
Fur sale by G. L. PENN.
Mil if 27 '
DON'T FAIL TO TRY THE CELE
BRATED SOUTHERN TONIO, PANK
MAN'S HEPATIC- BITTERS, an unfailing
remedy for all Disease* of the Digestive Organs
ind tho Livor. Tor sale by all Druggists.
ON'T FAIL 'TO/TRY THE CELE
BRATED SOUTHERN TONIC, PANK
KIN'S HEPATIC BITTERS,, aa unfailing
remedy fur all Diseases of tho Digestive Organs
md th? Liver. Tor sale by all Druggists.
ON'T^AIL TO TRY THE CELE
BRATED SOUTHERN TONIC, PANK
NIN'S HEPATIC BITTERS, an unfailing
remedy for all Diseases of the Digestive Organs
and tho Liver. Tor salo by all Druggists.
MEA\)\ BP EAD! BREAD !
Bread the Staff of Life !
GOOD NEWS FOR ALL-OLD AND YOUNG
NO MORE BAD BREAD.
NO EXCUSE FOB ANYBODY.
EVERYBODY can now have Nice, Light,
Sweet, Nutritious Bread. Housekeepers
and Heads nf Families ure informed, that they
can now obtain what they have long needed, viz :
a YEAST OR BA KINO POWDER, that will
.always give satisfaction and -NEVER FAIL.
Yon can get this by asking your U racer for
Drew's Infallible Baking Powder.
Not like the ordinary Hop Yeast, which hos to
be put io the Flour, and takes all night to Raise
it, but with DREW'S INFALLIBLE BAKING
POWDER, you can put it right in your Flour,
and FIFTEEN M WT K'S time is all that is required
to make delicious Tea, Batter and Buckwheat
Cakes, Corn-bread, Biscuit and every description
of Pastry. While this Baking Powder not only
is tbq cheapest, it is also the BEST and HEAL
THIEST preparation of the kind ever made for
Culinary purposes, and cannot bo excelled in
quality by any other Manufacturers, in this coun
try or elsewhere.
Tho Eating of Hot Bread or Biscuits made
with this preparation, causes no flatulence, or
-other injurious effects, and is particularly recom
mended to Dyspeptics. Tt is made from a vege
table preparation of perfect purity, and of Snowy
MOTO Bread of the finest quality caw' be modo
from A Barrel--of Flour, by using this Baking
Powder than by "any other process yet known.
Fall direction* accompany, each Box.
For Salo by Grocers everywhere. The Trado
supplied by the Sole Proprietors and Manufactu
DREW MANUFACTURING CO.,
218 Fulton Street, New York.
Don't forget tho Name, but ask for DREW'S
INFALLIBLE BAKING POWDER.
HT For sale at Edgefield, S. C., by THOS. W.
Feb 12 3m(M.A.M.) 7
Toothache Instantly Cured !
DR HALL'S LiM AWI
THIS GREAT TOOTHACHE CURE bas the
endorsement nf the Lond?n Medical Facul
ty, und will NEVER FUL TO CURE THE
MOST DESPERATE CASE OF TOOTHACHE.
Whilo it acts instantaneously upon the nerves
affected and gives immediate relief, there is
nothing in its composition in tho sMghest degree
to injure the finest set of teeth.
Do not throw your money away, and have
your teeth extracted by dentists because tboy
aohe you, but CURE YOURSELF by using
Hall's Anodyne for the Cure of Toothache. For
salo by all first-class Druggists, or by
DR. EDWARD HALL,
3rt John St., Ncw-'York.
Messrs. J. WINCHESTER &. CO., 36 John
street, New York, Wholesale Agents.
f&rFor ado at Edgefield, S. C., by THOS. W.
Price 25 Cent?.
Fob 12 6m(v. A.A.) 7
TENNIS' SARSAPARILLA !
THE PUREST AND THE BEST !
FOR DISEASES OF THE LIVER, FEMALE
COMPLAINTS, OR PURIFYING
THE BLOOD ! .
j??*FoT sale hy the Druggists.
Aug2S .. tf 35
TO MILL OWNERS.
FRENCH BURR. KSOPtS & COLOGNE
AND ALL KINDS OF
Mill Furnishing Ware
AT THE LOWEST CASH PRICE, .
By W.U. BRENNER,
10" Broad Strroef,
Augusta, Jan 13 fi m.3
S11A? SCHOOL TEAMS!
SuNDAY SCHOOLS cnn be supplied with the
following Books. AT COST, by applying at th*
Store of B. C. BRVAN, Edgefield C. H.
S. S. Celebra-ion Hymns,
New Sunday-School Primer,
Infant Class Question Book,
Little Lemons for Little People,-Part L
Little Lesson* for'Little.People,-Part II,
Brief Catechism nf Bible Doctrine.
Child's Question Book on the Four Go-pels.
Child's Question Book on tho Four Gospels.
Questions on the Four Gospels,-with Harmo
ny,-fi-r Bible Clussos.
Notes on thc Gospels.
Malcom'i Bible Dioticoary.
Child's Scripture Question Book.
Bibles and Testaments.
" Kind Words,"-S. 8. Paper, monthly, at $1
for 10 Copies.
Any Booka needed by Teachers, or religious
Books desired by any persons, will be procured
at short notice, and supplied at Cost by the un
Testaments and Catechisms given to those who
are not able to buy, when application is made
through any S. S. Teacher known to B. C.Bryan,
Agent of the Depository.
For any information, address
L. R. GWALTNEY, Chair.
Ex. Board of Edgefield Association.
Nov 20 tf 47
JUST received a Int of FISK'S CELEBRA
TED METALLIC BURIAL CASES-of the
Also, on hand, of my own manufacture and
finish, a beautiful assortment of MAHOGANY,
WALNUT, POPLAR and PINE COFFINS.
All ?f whioh I am"'selling at LOW FIGURES,
and STRICTLY FOR CASH.
AI.- A. MARKE RT?
* Next door tn Advertiser OS ce.
Jan IS ?. . *
ONE BARREL FINE SYRUP,
One Bbl. fine MOLASSES,
SUGAR, COFFEE. SALT,
DA CON and LARD.
SOAP, STARCH. SODA. CANDLES,
Smoking and Chewing TOBACCO, ?te.
S. H. MANGET.
ALL Persons having demands ngainst the Es
tate nf Mrs. NANCY TALLY, dee'd.. nre
joreby notified tn present them to me by Thurs
lay. the 1st day of October next. Th? heirs of
?aid deceased are alan notified tn meet me in tho ,
Ordinary's Office on that day for the purpose of 1
isring a final settlement on aaid Estate. , 1
A. fl OLSON, Adm'or.
j?iy fi 9m ts
Stew Drug Store!
L HE Undersigned takes pleasure in informing
is- friends that bo bas just received an ENTIRE
iEW AND FRESH STOCK OF
)rugs, Medicines, Chemicals, ic,
it the Old Stand under Masonic Hail, wliere ho
?ill constantly on 1 .ind full Stocks of everything
a the Drag line.
Persons, wishing to purchase will find it to
heir advantage to call at the Old Stand.
?ar* Te rm s reasonable. ?
T? J. TEAGUE, Agt.
May 12 tf 20
ESTABLISHED IN 1850
|HE Subscriber would respectfully Inform th
thc citizens of Edgefield and the surround
country, that he keeps a SPECIAL ESTAB
LISHMENT for the REPAIR of WATCHES
md JEWELRY. All work entrusted to his care
.fill bo executed promptly, neatly, and warranted
ror one year.
At his Store will be found one of the largest
Gold and Silver Watches,
Of the best European and American manufacture
in the Southern States, with a select assort
- meat of 5 '
RICH AND NEW STYLES ETRUS- ,
CAN COLD JEWELRY,
Sot with Diamond?, Pearls, Rubier, Oriental Gar
net.-, Coral, ?c. Al.-o,
Solid Silver W&re,
FULL TEA SETS, WAITERS, I<5E
AND WATER PITCHERS, CAS
TORS, GOBLETS, CUPS, .
FORKS, "&I?0 ONS,.
And everything in tho Silvbr W?rTlino.
FISTS SINGLE AND DOUBLE BARRELED
Colt'.-, Smith ? Weston's, Cooper's, Re?mingr
ton's, Sharp's, -Derringer's
* IS TOM.
And many others of the latest invention.
FINE CUTLERY, SPECTACLES, WALKING
CANES, PERFUMERY, PORTM0NA?ES,
AND FANCY GOODS
Of every variety, to be found in a first class Jew- '
A. PKOXTAET, ;
One Door Wow August?. Betel,'
163 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Oct 1 . "om 40
IMPORTANT TO OWNERS OF STOCK
THE AMEfiKA?I ?I JOlliiL
Farmers' and Stock Breeders'*"
ONLY 81 PER ANNUM IN ADVANCE
A First-class Monthly Journal? .devoted to
Fanning and Stock Breeding, Euch number
contains 36 large double-column pago, illustrated
with numerous engravings. Specimen Copies
freo, for stamp, with lisi of splendid Premiums;
to Agents. 4
HORSE AND CATTLE DOCTOR. FREE.
Tho Publishers of the AMKRICA?'C-TOCK Joun
NAL have established a veterinary. Depan QJBL t in
tho columns of tho JOURNAL, which is placed un
der the charge of a distinguished Veterinary
Professor, whose duty it is to receive questions as
to tho ailments or injuries of all kinds of stock,
aud-to answer in print, in connection, with thc
quostion, hoir they sh -uld be treated for ?c?v.
J bese prescriptions ure given gratis, and thes
every subscriber to the JOURNAL bxs iifways ni
his command a Veterinary Surgeon,/Vee of charge*
Every Farmer and Stock Breeder should sub
scribe for lt.
Sent Free, 3 Mouths for Nothing.
Every new subscriber for I860, leceivea bj_the
first of February, will receive the October, JNo
vcmber und December numbers o.r 1SC7, Ircc,
making over 500 large double-column pages of
reading matter in Ibu 15 numbers. All for ihe
low prico of $1.00. Address - '
NJ P. BOYER & Co., Publishers.
. GUM TRES, ChetUr^Co.,.Pa..
Feb. 20 ti r -9
BEAL ESTATE AGENCY.
1WILL hereafter carry ou A REAL ESTATE.
AGENCY for tbc PURCHASING und SELL
ING OF HOUSES, LOTS aud FARMS ia
Edgefield District. Reliable Titles made, and
Titles esamint-d prom] tly ai d cometh.
Persous wi.-bing to Purchase or Sell RealEs
tute, will find it to their ii.terent to confer wi??
mu, ornddr?fs me thr?ugh the Pest Office.
A fee of Ten Dollars wilt be required tn ad
VKUce, in. eacb case, and if "a purchase or sale is
cftVcieV-tb? amount will be deducted out of^nj'y
Parties^wishing their Real Estate advertised,
can notify me, enclosing fund? to "pay for the
I wilt continue to Practice fn tb? Courts of
!..? w and Equity in nil tho Courts of Record in
Office, Law Range.
J. L. ADDISON.
Edgefield C. H., Feb 10_ tf 7
HAVING Rented the above well-known- HO
TEL, in the Town of Edgefield, I am prc
parod. frnm tbis dnto forward, to ENTERTAIN
TRAVELERS, PERMANENT BOARDERS
and DAY BOARDERS.
The Saluda House is situated in a quiet part
of the Town, and its Rooms and Chambers a?
uirv and commodious.
Nothing, either as regards Table. Lodging or
Serviee, shat! be left undone on my pa? Jo de
serve tbe patronage and confidence of tbe public.
A. A. GLOVER.
Feb ll -tf 7"
State of South Carolina,
J. P. Blackwell, et, us, et, al, )
vj. > Bill for act., dc
E. A. Scarlop, Adm'or. et. al. J
BY vit tue of thc Order of the Court in this
cause, all and singular the Creditors of
PLEASANT SEARLES, dco'd., are requrredto
present and prove their demands before the Com
missioner of this Court, on or before the first dtfy
of October next, or in default thereof, .thus be
barred from ell benefit of the decree to be pro?
Z. W. CARWILE, O.B.E.D.
Julyl, 15?8. _12t_29
State of South Carolina,
/ AV COMMON PLEAS.
A. J. Rountree, *| .
vs > Attachment
1 Wiley Harrison. J
WHEREAS the Plaintiff did on tbc 20th day
of August, A. D., 1S68, file bis Declara
tion against the Defendant, who (as it is said.)
is absent from and without the limits of this Stat?
and bas neither wifu nor Attorney known witbi
the same, upon whom a copy of the said Declara
tion might bo served, It is therefore, Orden il,
That thc Defendant do appear ?nd plead to tn?
Declaration on or before the 20th day of August,
which will be in the year of our Lord 1S09,
otherwise'final aod absolute judgment will t Lu. J?
bc git en and awarded nguinst Ljm.
S. HARRISOS, Clk. C *
Clerk's Office, Aug 20. 1S0S. qly IS
GENUINE TURNIP SEED !
JUST rtfenived a largo suoplv of BUIST'S
TURNIP SEED-WARRANTED GENU
INE.' The assortment embraces
EARLY FLAT DUTCH,
KARLY PURPLE TOP,
WHITE G LO BB,
''RUTA BAGA, .
G. L. PEN N.
July 1 tf 27
dome all that suffer with
?UST received and for sal? Dr HALL'S ANO
DYNE-a sure cure for Tooth Ache
THOS. W. CARWILE,
At Sign Golden Mortar.
April 1 tf 14
Save Your Grain.
PRESTI nnd GENUINE RAT POISON, war
ranted to kill. For sale at the old stand,
loder Masonic Hall.
?. J. TRAG PF, Agent