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DUaiSOE, KEES? & CO. EDGEFIELD, S. C.,|DECEMBEK 23, 1868.____
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Charleston, Jan 20 tf 4
PARTIES wishing to Insure thoir DWEL
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Jan 1 jil
Newly Furnished and Refitted,
Unsurpassed by any Hotel South,
Waa Reopened to the Public Oct. 8, 1866.
T. S. NICKERSON, Proprietor,
Jan. I. tf 1
Corner Drug Store,
No. 1, Park Row,
T. Wi CARWILE.
I HAVE just received a FRESH SUPPLY of j
GOODS pertaining to my lino of business, con
TLeman's LAUNDRY BLUE,
Hurly's WORM CANDY, . '
Essence of JA M A IC A GINGER,
. CosUr's INSECT PONDERS,
Hostetter'd STOMACH BITTER?,
ffiH-'-vSciTian HAIR RENEWER,_
Spear's FRUIT PRESERVING SOLUTION
Mrs. Winslow's SOOTHING SYRUPJ
Radway's READY RELIEF,
Efforvescin,- Sol. CITRATE MAGNESIA,
PHILOTOKEN, or FEMALE'S FRIEND,
Ayor's CHERRY PECTORAL,
Sylvester's BENZINE, or STAIN REMOVER
Beckwith'* Anti-Dyspoptic PILLS,
A. Q. Simmons' LIVER MEDICINE,
Genuine Old PORT WINE,
SHERRY and MADEIRA WINE,
Fine Fam.ly WHISKEY,
Bininger's Old London Dock GIN,
Fresh SKIDLITZ POWDERS,
COOKING EXTRACTS-Lemon, Orange, Va
nilla and R jj'.;.
? Durkee's Concentrated POTASH,
NATRONA SAPONIFIER for making SOAP
Cox's SPARKLING GELATINE, ?c.
For tbe Hair.
Mrs. Allen's ZYLABALSAMUM,
EUREKA HAIR INVIGORATOR,
Antique HAIR OIL,
Bear** OIL and Cro?le HAIR OIL,
Piiilocombc POM vDE,
Pure OX MARROW, Ac.
For the Handkerchief*.
LUBIN'S GENUINO EXTRACTS-assorted,
BURNETT'S F LO ll IM EL.
Genuino DELL COLOGNE.
NIGHT BLOOMING CEREUS, ?te.
HigVly Perfumed RICE FLOUR fur tho Toilet
Pure LILY WHITE.
Labia's TOILET POWDER,
Fancy PUFF BOXES,
Buin's SHAVING CREAM,
Military Shaving SOAP,
TOILET SOAPS ?f all kimi?,
Tho very best TOOT II BRUSHES.
Fine assortment of HAIR BRUSHES,
Hatnnd Clothes BRUSHES,
Dres?in-f COMBS, Fine Tooth COMBS,
Tooth WASHERS aud POWDERS, -fcc.
Constantly on hand a large assortment of
LAMPS. Lim? CHIMNEYS, BURNERS, 4c.
PURE KEROSINE OIL.
NURSING BOTTLES, improved s'yle,
PENS. INTi. STATIONERY,
Faber's LEAD PENCILS, ?c., ic.
>E*- Ai! sold for the most reasonable price, but
T. W. CARWILE,
At Sign Golder. Mortar.
Juno 23 tf 26
'^VE HAVE SELECTED with caro different
varieties of SEED WHEAT, which we offer
Bli Wi ll, SCOTT & co.,
Sept 23 ?t 40
ROSE OF CASHMERE.
ANATURAL TINT OF THE COMPLEX
ION, ^'or ?ale bv
THOS. W. CARWTI.E,
. At Sign Golden Mortar.
Oct 13 . . . tf 42
'AMES G. BAILIE & BROTHER
having finished tho improvements to their Store,
respectfully invite the attention of their custo
mers and the public generally, to their new and
large stock of CARPETS, Ac, which they have
just received, and are now opening, a:; follows :
English Brussels and Velvet CARPETS
Heavy Three Ply and Ingrain CARPETS
Venetian, Dutch and Vienna CARPETS
List, Felt and Hemp CARPETS
RUGS, DOOR MATS, BINDING and
W( olen CRUMB CLOTHS and WIDE DRUG
Sthir CARPETS, Stair RODS and S lair CF . H
COCOA MATTINGS and Red Check and
CARPET PAPER, HASSOCKS, Ac, Ac.
We are opening a beautiful stock of
i Curtain Goods,
I REPS, SATIN, DELAINES, DAMASKS, LACE
Gilt and Wood CORNICES and BANDS
PINS, TASSELS, LOOPS and GIMPS
MOREENS. TURKEY RED and Chintz CALICO
PICTURE TASSELS, CORDS and NAILS
Piano and Tablo COVERS and Table COVER
Of new styles and patterns, and all sizes used,
with necessary Trimmings.
Our Stock in this department is complete in
NEW PATTERNS. In our stock of
Tall Papers and Borders,
PAPER SHADES, FIRE PRINTS and SIDE
LIGHT PAPERS, may be found the latest pat
terns and a largo Stock to select from, and the
prices low enough to please.
Floor and Table Oil Cloths,
Having purchased largely of thoso Goods, we
are prepared to offer in ull
Quantities and widths of FLOOR OIL CLOTHS
And in all quantities of TABLE OIL CLOTHS
STAIR OIL CLOTHS and OIL CLOTH
A boauliful stock of these goods at LOW
CA V PETS Made and Laid, WINDOW
SHADES Squared, Trimmed and put up, and
OIL CLOTHS laid promptly.
JAMES G. BAILIE A BROTHER,
205 Broad Street
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 26 6m 44
Our Motto : As Cheap as lue Cheapest !-As
Good as the Best !
JAMES ii. GLOVER,
KUSEL &. BROTHER
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
For Men, Boys & Children's Wear,
FASHIONABLE HATS & CAPS,
3ENTS' FURNISHING GOOD*,
JSTO. 250 Broad St.,
Under Globe Hotel,
AUGUSTA, G-3E2 0.
??-lbc very latest styles in SILK HATS
il way s on band.
A call is respectfully solicited before purcha
Augusta, Oct 12 3m ' 42
IUI. ?. O'CONNOR'
HAS REMOVED HER
MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS SI I
From No. 22G tn No. 253 Broad St.,
TUM Doon aboce lite old Insurance Bank,
Where she ha^Opened an Elegant and
Varied Assortment of
HATS MSB BONNETS,
OF ALL THE LATF8T STYL1S,
IVbich she will sell at tho LOWEST POSSIBLE
PRICES, Wholesale and Retail.
Augusta, Oct 12 lm 42
PERUVIAN GUANO !
WE ARE NOW PREPARED to receive
Orders for No. 1 PERUVIAN GUANO,
which we arc expocting direct from tho PERU
VIAN AGENTS, and which wc can GUARAN
TEE TO BE PURE, and of FRESH IMPAR
Parties buyiug before its arrival, will bo al
lowed a LIBERAL DISCOUNT.
We would advise our friends to send in their
BRANCH, SCOTT & CO.,
2G8 BROAD STREET,
Oct 27 lm 44
JAS. T. GARDINER,
AND THE BEST
BONE SUPER PHOSPHATES,
And for which
All Orders viii Receive Prompt Attention,
AT THE LOWEST CASH PRICES.
Augusta, Oct 20 6m 43
1 Bbl. Stundard White KEROSINE OIL,
warranted to stand the test of heat 110 degrees,
and is therefore non-explosive.
G. L. PENN.
Oct. 28 tf 44.
Remember the Poor.
Remember the poor, for bleak winds a.e blowing,
And brightly tho frost pearls are gliit'ning
The streamlets have ceased all their musical flow
And snow-drifts lia scattered all over the
Remember the poor in their comfortless dwellings,
Ill-clad and ill-fed, o'er burdened with care,
Oh, turn not away with a look so repelling,
Thy kindness may save them, perhaps, from
Remember the poor when tho hearth-stone is
And happy hearts gather around its blazo ;
There are hearts that are sad and eyes tbat aro
As bright as thine own in their sunnier days.
Misfortune may scatter thy present possessions,
And plenty to poverty leave theo a prey ;
How bitterly then wilt thou think of tho blessings
That charity asks from thy riches to day.
Remember the poor as yo thankfully gather
Each round his rich table with luxury spread ;
Thou, too, art a pensioner on a rich Father,
For health and for friendship, for raiment and
If He hath beon bountiful, with a like spirit
Dispense of that bounty what Charity claims ;
Far greater the treasure thy soul shall inherit
When thy bread on the waters rolurneth again.
Rem amber the poor-this thou art commanded
Thy Saviour thus kindly remembered the poor;
" The destitute thou shalt notsend empty-handed,
Unclad and un warmed and unfed from thy
Thy peace in this lifo sholl bo liko the deep river,
Aud dying, thy welcome to heaven sholl be
" Ye faithful and blessed of my Father-como
Yo did it to others-ye did it to me."
-_ ? -?- ?
Thc Orphan's Christmas-Eve*
BY MARY A. DENISON.
It had been snowing heavily all dajC;
but toward night harI*CT?a*dxfir^and
now a keen, bitt|??$!raid was blowing,
that cut to the^ery bone. It was so
cold, indeedUahat but few persons were
in the streets, although it was Christ
mas-eve. Usually, at this hour, on the
night before the great holiday, the pave
ments were crowded with j sople ;* hap
py children going, hand-in-hand, with
their parents, to buy toys ; gay lookers
on ; maskers iii grotesque garments; and
boys blowing horns ; everything find
everybody jubilant with joy and mem
men t. But now the streets were almost
deserted, for the snow lay a foot deep.
In vain the shop-windows blazed with
gas and exhibited tlieir very choicest
stores. Herc and there a news-boy,
stooping-to face the blast, cried the eve
ning papers ; and now and then a soli
tary cab drove almost noiselessly through
the wltice streets. The gale roared
through the trees of the public square,
and the icicles rattled down from the
night as you ever saw.
Suddenly, a bare-footed .'ittle girl,
thinly dad, and shivering with cold,
turned a corner, and cann'? face lo face
with one of the most brilliantly-lighted
toy-.-hops in that quarter of the town.
She had evidently been abroad to gath
er fuel for a scanty fae, for she .carried
an old, torn basket on her arm, in which
were chips and other bits of refuse
wood, which had been picked up every
where and anywhere.
At sight of the dazzling window and
of the glories it revealed, die poor little
thing stopped, lier eyes sparkled with
joy. Her breath came short. For a
moment she forgot the Avant and misery
at home-the lireless room, the empty
cupboard, the sick mother-and could
think of nothing but the lovely things
the window contained. Oh ! that doll,
that glorious, gorgeous creatvre ; the
spangled dresses that seemed covered
with diamonds^'thj^funny, funny masks.
She had never haa-~a_jA^hii?tmas-tree
herself ; but she had heard N^mJi
things, and she gapped, breathlessly,'
gazing at the doll,
"Where will it go, I wonder ? To
some one who lives in a beautiful house,
I expect, and has everything she wants,
even to pies and turkeys for Christmas,"
she added, in a longing little voice.
" 0, dear!"
That sigh reached the ear of a kill,,
dark man who was passing, leaning upon
the arm of another gentleman.. He
looked down, at first with wonder, and
then with pity, upon the sweet face and
eyes ; upon the little red hands that
were grasping the basket ; the poor, lit
tle hands that should have been white
and dimpled; upon the chips with snow
melting about their edges; upon the
cleanly though thin garment, . 11 .
bare feet ; and then again into the deep,
" What a pretty child !" he thought.
"Poor little thing!" And he asked,
stopping, his voice softened to tender?
ness, " What is your name, little one?"
The child, roused from her absorp
tion, looked up, startled, but, seeing a
kindly face, she answered, dropping a
" Lucy, sir!"
Lucy ! It was the name of his only
sister, whom he had not seen for many
a long year ; not since he had gone
away, after the death of their parents,
and the sale of the old homestead up
in New England, determined to make
his way in the world. What a train of
memories it called up! He thought of
the happy old days, and ox sweet Hetty
Moss, and then of the utter despair that
followed, when his father died a bank
rupt, and his mother followed of a bro
ken heart, and some far-way relatives
came and took his sister out of charity,
and old Deacon Moss shut his doors
against him. The shame and anguish
of it all returned on him as sharply as
when he had first felt it, a lad of twen
ty ; but back also came the memory of
his sister, and he almost persuaded
himself, for a moment, that the child
before him looked like his " little Lucy"
had looked at her age. There was a
tremor of expectation in his voice, as
" Lucy what, dear?"
" Lucy Pettigrew."
Ah ! it was a name he had never
heard. But, remembering that his sis
ter's child would not bear her mother's
maiden name, he asked again,
" And have you always lived hero?"
" Always. As long as I can remem
ber. 'Father was a soldier, you know,
and was killed in the war. Now there
is nobody but mother and me."
He looked again ?it thc child. The
fancied resemblance to his sister had
-^Mi^- ? ? ? -? -
faded. The " little Lucy" of lom;
had blue eyes and flaxen hair : both
and eyes here were brown.
There was an end of the dream, ti
He gave a sigh at the thouglit. Bi
put nis hand jn his pocket, took c
greenback and offered it to * the cl
"~ . 't you want some toys, my de
Thc child looked down. Her
was very red. Suddenly she seeme
I take a resolution-she looked up
" Oh, sir ! it's five dollars ! It w<
buy mamma everything. She is E
you know, and I ought to be home
minute ; it was so wrong of me to ?
here. If you please, sir, I'd much r?
er spend it for her," she said, rapi
"So you shall, dear ! Hurry h<
now, at any rate ; but first tell
where you live ?"
" "We live in Carpenter street, No.
And I may keep the fiyeudpllars,^
" Certainly. Yog^shall hav-o-ai^
too. I will briugj^yself, to-morrow
" Oh !^?rV^5u, sir ?" sue interrupt
With these words, she gathered '.
thin shawl about ber and hurried aw
The gentleman, who had carried
this conversation with. Lucy, took
arm of his companion again, and sa
" How all this brings Tjack. the p
to me ! You have ofte$?!(?fck me sp<
of Hetty Moss. Limppb.se she is dc
long agoy*1?e*aT?a?dl with a 'sigh, "
married^ which, for me, is worse. I
/?t?ffccteen she was the loveliestcreati
1 have ever seen. I never shall for;
the-day, after my father and niotl
had been buried, that I went xo see h
intending, even then, to go away a
try my fortunes, but, expecting thate
would bid me God speed, and that I
father, who had always been kind
me. would do the same. Ah, Charle
we must all, sooner or later, learn ha
lessons ; and I learned my first cn
one that afternoon. The old man in
me himself. Well, I won't dwell on
He declined to let me see Hetty ; call
me a 'beggar's brat,"worse, thc child
a bankrupt, and bade me begone. Ev
since then I have had less faith in h
"No, you haven't," answered 1
friend, bluntly. " You think you h av
But, old fellow, you aro too good
talk such nonsense, and, please G?(
you'll be happy yet, though- not wit
" My first task, now that I am ric
l l I II n ||
" will be to get on the traces, if Lea
of poor Lucy. After I left America,
continued to write for years, but nev?
getting any answer, I finally g.ve'it u]
Christmas once over, I shall start for tl
old homestead ; -but I fear all clue i
her is lost."
Meantime, Lucy was hurrying bonn
feeling herself a new being. In spit
of the snow, her bare feet, her cob
numb lingers, we question if there w.i
a happier child in the city.
"Soe, mother! oh, see!" she cricc
when she got horne, with a great sob (
happiness, " we shall have some Chrisl
mas, after all ; a gentleman gave it mi
and said it was five dollars. Oh, moth
er! mother! I'm so happy ! five whol
dollars to spend for Christmas ! Whv
I never heard of such a thing," and he
face fairly glowed. " Isn't it a-a mir
acle, mamma ?" JH .
" My dear child, it seems like One !'
said her mother, holding out her waste*
hand, and regarding tho money.
The sad, sweet, wasted face lightec
t?|TAUth a glow of thankfulness as sin
listened t? the little narrative.
" Oh, Tay-rraT^ing !" she cried, " it wai
sent/or shoes aSojif^fctockings for you;
poorneet. I cried to's&eyou go out in
to the snow to-day; and I prayed ii
agony to the dear Lord to help us ; anc
this is the answer."
" But I don't want the shoes, mamma
I want Christmas," said Lucy, with ?
disappointed face. " He told me to gc
in and buy toys. We never did have-i
Christmas,'anil^I wanted to see how/il
Very soon there-was a loud knock at
the door; and when^ifcfoas opened, in
came two stout men with; .alr??Ormoiis
bf ".et between them, and out ft a$jvn ;
..nd there it sat looking up into themd
ow's face, with great, round eves of pb*
tatoos and squashes, and bulbing paclH
ages that told of plenty. /
"Who is this for?" asVed Lucy-'?
mother, quite pale.
"It's for a widow by the name of
" But who sent it?"
" I don't know who sept it;-i c's paid
for, that's all I care aboijt."
The door shut, the mer! had vanished.
" Oh, mother ! we're ^reaming-just
as sure as you live were dreaming!"
cried the delighted chiW, dancing about
the basket. " Why, titre's everything
there ; why, the Lorcy keeps working
miracles, don't he ?" /
" Call Hetty Mossjchild," said her
mother, sinking back n her chair, quite
overcome ; and presently Hetty .came
in, a staid, sweot-loopng woman, not
over thirty, with sofu dewy blue eyes,
and lips that always poked smiling.
" Why, Lucy, you We been your moth
er's good angel to4ay," said Hetty,
stooping over the baflcet and lifting the
packages. "Sure eipugh, here's Christ
mas for you;" anew she took an enor
mous turkey from tje basket."
There was another knock at the door,
and a tall man entejed, and stood there
on the threshold./ The sick woman
looked up, and a ?-eat cry, the cry of
uncontrolled joy, r/ng through the room.
" Robert! Robert !"
The man was ci his knees beside his
sister, his arms spout her, kissing her
eyes, her lips, hi- forehead.
Explanations fcune brokenly. In spite
of his first disappointment, something
kept telling tife stranger that " little
Lucy" might, Jhfter all, be his sister's
child. Ile coild not rest, therefore,
until he had tome to see. And Lucy
told how she hjd married, but her hus
band and she hld always been poor, and
how her husltnd had been killed al
" There is ny guardian angel," said
the tearful woman, at last, pointing to
'3fiss Hitty ; " you may thank her that I
ali yet alive."
?For the first time,, now, the stranger
8?w there was another woman in the
rlom. There was silence fe. the space
of a moment. Miss Hetty Moss looked
hpn straight in the eye, her color flitting
a?d returning, the breath coming quick
through her parted lips.
; "It is you, Hetty-but you do not
remember me," he said, hesitatingly, yet
Yes, Ido, Robert," came with a
quick gasp. " Oh, Robert !" and as he
rxsshed forward, her hands were in his,
her head upon his shoulder.
Ken came Hetty Moss' story. She
ilways been faithful to her love,
jfpr father, after some years, had died
jaBolvent. Hetty, after his death, had
the village where she had been
lUornt and had come to the great city in
gfafeq^of employment. Here, by one
of' thoSSmscrutable decrees of Provi
dence tharfhe ignorant call chance, she
had come acrosV-Robert's sister, now a
widow/'and almost penniless. They liad
?faown in their lot together. Hetty
nK-fiHll with her needle, besides some
ijPce in dress, and had set up, ' in an
ignoble way, as a dressmaker. Some
times she went oat by day's work, and
.sometimes labored at home. In these
Ljiter cases, Mrs. Pettigrew helped her
?ysjith her needle. But, latterly, the
times had been^ird, work was scarce ;
and. both had Doon Treaf^tp starving. On
the Christmas-eve, when^xrttfe^Lucy
.jjlient out to see if she could gather a
.few sticks or chips, they had not a d??-* 1
lar between them.
I have more money than I know
what to do with," said the newly-found
brother. " You shall never, Lucy, dear,
(knowS'ant again." ,
Need .'we tell tho sequel? J?ow
there was a grand dinner in one of the .
i^ost elegant private parlors of the Con- :
pental Hotel the next day ; and how ?
*Hetty became a bride a w^ek or two
imiter; or how little Lucy never knew ?
i?gai'n the pangs of poverty, or the long- j
Sfog' for a Christmas doll 1
mt - Buried Alive. ,
Sf^'A New Orleans correspondent of the (
Cincinnati Enquirer gives the following ;
.Mrticnlars of a most distressing affair: \
? I have just heard of the most heart- j
Toiiding, and yet unavoidable affair, ?
which it has ever been my lot to record.
i'jfc is nothing more nor less than the ?
frightful reality of being buried alive. ?
A most' estimable lady, Mrs. Crane, i
suddenly last July, of what was pro- ;
nounced sunstroke. She was a school ]
teacher in one of our most popular j
schools. In the afternoon, after school ?
was out, she went to visit a neighbor on 1
Felicity street, and just as she entered j
her friend's house she fell insensible and j
expired, to all appearance, in about two ;
minutes, the doctor pronouncing it sun- .
stroke. Her body was interred the (
next day at ten o'clock, and her mother, j
an old lady about fifty years of age, j
and her husband and one little son, j
went home almost broken-hearted, and
have since been nearly distracted, being .
nt times unable to sleep, and in fact ;
leading a most miserable and disconso- \
late life ; and well they might, as thc \
sequel will show, had they known what <
they had -done. Well, one night last \
week the mother, after passing a most |
distressing day, fell asleep late at night (
and dreamed that her daughter had been j
burio.l alive. She jumped up in a fran- (
tic state and rushed to her son-in-law's f
chamber, crying, "My daughter is bu- j
ried alive ! Oh, my daughter is btHtt&L ?
alive! What shall I.do?" To sleep \
any more-, that nigly?r^wTs~v-t?ut of the ?
question ; ^^'?t?rP' crying that her j
daughter washuried alive, whenever her f
son-in-law would try to quiet her. At [
length the proposition was made to have c
the body disinterred, the grave was j
opened and the coffin raised. Oh, what (
a horrible sight met their view ! Pen f
is powerless to portray the scene which ?
followed. The "body which-had been r
placed in a metallic-coffin, was turned f
over, the - glass rjbvering the face was v
broken tp^atoin?', the ends of her fingers r
beingj???ten and battered all to pieces ; }
htfr hair torn out in handfuls, and the c
jtmroud torn in many places -all pre
senting the appearance of one of the j
most desperate struggles to free herself
from the terrible misfortune. If any of \
our readers could have seen the relatives c
of this unfortunate lady, when this con? f
dition of what they supposed was the
perpe:ual silent tomb had been bi ought, .
it would have forced a tear from the ?
most solid and adamantine heart. "
. THE HANGING OF THE EXPRESS ROB
BERS-ANOTHER NICE DIPLOMATIC
QUESTION TO SETTLE.-The Washington
correspondent of the Baltimore Gazette,
in writing about the hanging of the Ex
press robbers, noticed in our telegraphic
columns a day or ttvo since, says :
The telegram announcing the hang
ing of Frank Reno and Charles Ander
son by a mob at New Albany, Indiana,
has occasioned quite an excitement in
official circles here. Thc honor of the
Government had been pledged to tho
Canadian authorities for the protection
of these men, and for their safe return
to Canada, if not convicted, after a fair
trial, on the charge of robbing Adams'
Express. It was only after this pledge
had been given that these men were
surrendered to thc United States under
the provisions of the extradition treaty.
The action of the mob in seizing and
hanging these men, it is apprehended,
will seriously embarrass the Cabinets of
Washington and London, and compli
cate negotiations already pending.
After returning from church to-day,
Mr. Seward paid his respects to Mr.
Thornton, and explained the violent
character of the proceedings in Indiana,
and gave the British Ambassador every
assurance that thc Government of the
United States would do its whole duty
in the premises. Mr. Thornton bluntly
replied that he could not exactly per
ceive what was to bo done, since the
parties whose protection had been guar
anteed by the United States had already
been hanged, in violation of the pledge
given. Mr. Seward has evidently anoth
er nice diplomatic question to settle be
fore he retires from the Department of
All that the Georgians require to se
cure an addition of a hundred millions
to their capital and fifty thousand to
their population, during the coming
year, is to preserve public order, and
maintain the safety of life, liberty and
property.-New York Times.
We venture to assert that the actual
statistics of crime will show now what
the census reports of the United States
Government have proven from the foun
dation of the Government up to I860,
that the proportion of crime is far great
er in the Northern and Eastern States
than at the South. In Georgia particu
larly is this true.
We admit that there has been moro
of violence and lawlessness in this State
since the war than before. This is easi
ly and naturally accounted for, as one
of the legitimate results of the fierce
struggle m which our people were, for
four years, engaged with the Federal
Government. The history of all wars,
in all countries of the globe, shows that
they produce not only a disregard for
human life, but tend to lessen respect
for legal authority. General demorali
zation is one of the legitimate fruits of
all wars. The South has not suffered
in this respect any more than the North.
Indeed if we take the reports of vio
lence, published in the papers of the
two sections, as true indications of their
character and extent, we shall find that
even iittTikn>tHH>a]..disorder of society
the North has suffereijSsnore than we of
We are thoroughly familiar with the
condition ci affairs in this State, and do
not hesitate to declare that life, proper
ty, reputation and the pursuit of happi- :
ness-, are as thoroughly protected here
as in any State in or out of the Union. ;
It is true thal there are occasional dis- ?
plays of mob spirit, and now and then ,
isolated instances of personal violence. \
But these are mainly the results of the ,
imperfect state of human laws, and the j
defects of organized society ; and they (
exist and display themselves in more or
less frequency in all the civilized na
tions of the earth. These violations of j
the laws of society are as frequent and
is apparent in tile North and East and (
West as they are in the South. The j
recent cold blooded murder of an old j
woman by her daughter and son-in-law f
in Philadelphia-the murder in one of .\
the most, populous streets of New York
M a.Apii?t' Jit?W>.p..pe*~^_ i . - v
home at night from his day's labor-the
killing of Moore in Indianapolis day be
fore yesterday by an infuriated woman ]
whom he had insulted-thc case of Hes
ter Vaughn convicted of child murder <
in Philadelphia-the Cole-Hiscock af- 1
fair-the terrible butchery of Cornelius
Holmes by Deacon Andrew.- to secure
i legacy left him hy his victim-the re
;ent lynching at New Albany, India- <
ia-show that the spirit of lawlessness
s existing with more or less intensity
in all sections of the country.
Tho constant charges which are made
tgainst the South by the Times and its t
Radical ootemporaries have had the
;endency to check and drive off emigra- ?
?on from the South. They hate the 5
South and her people so intensely that t
they seize upon all sorts of expedients c
:o injure "and insult us. The light, how- c
iver, is being let in upon the Northern <
nind and ere long the people will dis- i
'over to what extont^th'ey have been t
boled and^?jjost/d upon. The salu- ?
?iiy'?f our climate-the fertility of our c
.oil-the immense treasures of mineral ?
veal th lying concealed in our mountain ?
.anges-the valuable water power which f
s furnished by a thousand streams- t
he peacefulness, kindness and sociabil- c
ty extended to bona fide settlers (not
larpct-bagger.:-) among us by the peo- e
de of tho South, anet particularly of c
Georgia, is beginning to have their ef- n
oct upon the Northern mind. Every s
lay we hear of purchases and settle- h
nents within our borders of good men o
rom the North. They have come among v
is with the view of becoming perma- n
lent citizens, and in every case they I
lave met with a cordial and hearty wei- s
Lands in this State are cheap. In o
iropprti?n to the value of their yearly o
iroductions, they are cheaper than any si
ands on the face of the earth. Good si
otton lands can be bought here now o
rom one to six and seven dollars per tl
ore. These lands will produce, with ^
?roper cultivation and a slight applica- a
ion of fertilizers, from four hundred to ci
, thousand pounds of lint cotton per n
ere-worth in the market now from a
linety to two hundred dollars. Two fl
;ood hands-one to hoe and one to w
>longh-vwith a good mule, will culti- P
ate thirty to forty acres of these fine o
otton lands. tl
Such inducements as these cannot
iii to bring settlers among us, despite K
he foolish and untruthful charges of w
he Now York limes and other Radi- sj
al journals. Let our people hold them- ai
elves in patience.. A better time is c<
oming. lt may be long before wc see b
t, or it may be felt in a few months, d
jet us, then, quietly bide our time.- oi
Jhronicle & Sentinel. P
TnE SOUTH CAROLINA DELEGATION
N WASHINGTON.-A Washington letter
ays: "Senator Robertson is here with
is family, and nicely located. Con
ressmen Whittcmore and Bowen are
t the Seaton House. Congressman
loss is also here,', and Corley has re
amed from a lengthy trip North and
-? . ?
The other night, up in Dayton, Ohio,
he Grant Guards were out on parade,
rhen the sweetheart of one of them
brew a soft tomato from her window,
:hich struck him in the mouth. He
nagined himself the' victim of Ku
[lux malevolence. He threw himself
ito the arms of a comrade, and, faint
ig away, exclaimed ; " Tell my mother
hat I perished for what I thought was
ight. Oh ! comrades, avenge my death!"
LS may be imagined, he had a big scare
Cheap Ice Houses--,! Good P2an.
As the time for securing the harvest
)f ice is rapidly approaching; a few
lints looking iceward may not De amiss.
We remember when the ice business
vas unknown ; only some enterprising
louseholdcrs or wealthy men thought
)f such a luxury as an ice house. Yet
is ice has slid out of the category o!
uxuries and become a comfort, if not a
iece.csity; it is within the power of all
iving in the country and having access
:o a pond or a stream to provide them
selves and possibly their neighbors with
i sufficient supply of this comfort to as
sist in preserving perishable articles and
o temper their beverage of water. In
:ities and large towns men fcingly or in
?ompanies undertake t* provide the
Iwellers with ice, a. crop that costs
lothing to plant, tend, or raise, but only
o gather and store, but yields hand
some returns. Eut in the country the
?onvenience of daily delivery of thi
jelid luxury is impossible and inconve
lient. To our country, readers, there
ore some suggestions on the construe
ion of ice houses and the preservation
if ice may not be amiss.
A family ice house need not be an
xpensive structure. It may be built
heaply, subserve its objects excellently,
nd add to the attractions of. a home
tead by being a sightly object. A
iiiiiding of twelve feet square and eight
r nine feet high is sufficient for thc
rants of the most exacting family. It
lay be a frame building, entirely above
he surface of the ground, and better if
upported on posts, elevated a few inches,
3 be certain of good drainage. Built
f joists, two by three inches, with an
uter boarding, having inside another
jries of uprights,* also boarded, from
ix to ten inches removed from the
uter shell, with a solid floor of plank,
ie space between the two walls filled
ith tan, sawdust, straw, or chaff, and
roof of good pitch, the ice house is
Dmplete. A drain for water should be
lade from the floor, and the space
hove the uprights, between a loose
ooring and the pitch of the roof, filled
ith straw, hay, or some similar dry,
orous material. On the roof should
e a ventilator, the top defended from
ie rain or snow.
The ice should be packed in one solid
lass, ihe sides not reaching the inner
alls of the building, but allowing a
Dace of from six to twelve inches all
round. Thc top of the ice should be
)vered with straw, and the door should
e like the sides of the building, or
ouble doors should be made, one in the
Liter and the other in the inner wall,
lant morning glories or any climbing
lant around the building and induce
?em to creep up the walls and over
ie roof as an additional defence against
ie fervid sun of summer.
Two workmen, if not practical car
2nters, can put up such a building in
ie, or at most, two days, which if taste
id judgement is used will prove to be
sightly addition to the attractions of
country home, and a useful adjunct
. the farm, its contents being conve
lent and comforting in health and in
iluable in sickness. Such an ice house
ould prove also convenient as a re
igerator on a large scale, preserving
od of various kinds and the products
' the dairy.-Scientific American.
Investments in Confederate Securi
ties by Trustees, Guardians, etc.
The bill, which has been pending in
the Legislature, to authorize minors, or
other parties ccstui que trust, to recover
from guardians and trustees the full
amount of all the funds of their estates
which were invested in Confederate
bonds, money or other securities, re
gardless of the circumstances, has been
reported upon unfavorably by Whipper,
in the House. The report was adopted,
(as will be seen by the summary of pro
ceedings in another column,) and the
bill indefinitely postponed. This is a
most righteous determination by the
House, and is creditable to the good
sense and just feeling of Whipper and
the Committee who sustained the Keport.
People do not all see it in that light,
but it strikes us that any young man or
young woman, that would now attempt
to extort from a guardian or trustee
money that the guardian, acting in good
faith, had lost, after having taken pre
?isely the same cart of it that he did of
his own, and made tie same investments
that were considered legal at the time,
is attempting nothing less than robbery,
under the guise of law. The proper !
manner of disposing of all capgs^ofthe \
kind, is- to leave them to ihe^courts to .
decide on principle of-Equity, which
shall correspond with the facts and mer
its of cases, "where the parties do not
agree. The view of some people on -this
subject has been very superficial and
sophistical, wanting in common sense,
ive-beg leave to say, because they re
gard only one side of the question,
ihey do not remember that the guardian
}r trustee with his own property and
funds as weil as with that of minors
ind ccstui qv? trust, ivas forced to travel
;he dangerous warpath, beset with the
tempests of fire and sword, armies and
plunderers, and that his own property
perished as well as his ward's; that
jsually he saved more for them than for
limself ; that he took as good care of
;heirs as he could and did of his own
md yet at the end of the journey, and
;he discovery of the loss, they would
:ompel him to insure the ward's proper-'
;y, retrospectively against the hazards
)f revolution and war ; and pauperize
limself and his sureties, in his old age,
;o set up some youth in business or
We never felt that there was much
langer of such injustice being perpe
:rated in this State, unless party feeling
n the Legislature, and on the Bench,
should get tlic better of reason and
;ruth. This does not now seen at ali
probable, at least as regards this ques
..... pt-aa^T'i'iin Eataaaaag _ _
The scalawagger to his fellow-citizens
African descent :
" I know not, I ask not,
How much you can toto,
I know that I lore you,
Because you can vote."
Extensive Conflagration in Columbia
MONDAY, December 14-6 A. M.
This morning, about 2 o'clock, fire was
iiscovered in Mr. Clendining's restau
rant, on Taylor street, rear of Gregg's
Eal!, which in a short time communi
;ated to the main building, andina
:ew minutes the entire structure was
wrapped in flames. The fire had ob
tained such headway before the alarm
was given, that the firemen were una
ble to save the immense bailding; but
3y almost superhuman exertions, pre
sented communication with Major Thos.
Davis' splendid row of houses, adjacent ;
jut, mournful to ?relate, not without a
:errible loss of life and limbs. A squad
rom the Independent Fire Company,
insisted by several citizens, were en
leavoring to get a stream in the rear of
;he burning building, when the south
vail of Weam & Hix's picture gallery
ell, completely crushing the life out of
wo of the men, and severely, if not
?tally, isjuring several others. Thc
bllowing is a list of the casualties :
Killecl: D. A. Carrington; Frazee B.
Se^?e^ly Wounded : F^roeckhak
?g br^rfTan^H<Uy <*it in hea.l !?;d
?ody. Charles 3$. Rjran-rcaipou^d
racture of loft leg,\tncUeut and bruised
n body. Richard Tozer-right leg dis
ocated, and severely cut in head and
Slightly Injured : W. K. Evans-cut
n head. James Smythe-bruised in
lead and body. Charles Beck-leg in
ured. F. L. McKenzie-abrasion of
eg*. There are several others who
?eceived contusions, whil? a large mrnv^
)er narrowly escaped.
The property des^o^^tknown as
jregg's Hall) isleCa"te<? on the South
vest corneryo*>ttichardson and Taylor
itrt j?-r^t?e old Commercial Bank cor
?er^^-It was erected by Messrs. T-hos. .
md Walter Gregg, about a year iago,
.nd consisted of a three story fjont, ^
vith two and one .story additiongAn the
ear, and was occupied as foUaw: Jfirst
loor, front : Thoa. E. Gregg & Co.,
rockery establishment; Gregg, Palmer
: Co. Brokers. -Rear : Mr. Jas. Clen
Lining, restaurant. Second storr, front :
)r. T. T. Moore, dentistry*." jR^ar:
Messrs. Weam & Hix, photograph val
ery. Third story: Gregg's Hall. Messrs.
Jregg & Co. saved their books and pa
leara, and a small portion of their stork ;
hev had an insurance with Messrs.
Nichols & Co., of $23,000: GuoenV,
lome and another company ; $13,00<)
in the building and $10,000 on, the
tock ; their actual loss above insurance
s estimated , at fully $12,000. - . Dj^,
Moore's loss is estimated, at $3,500
mirrnrr>di' Mino.?*? Tf?flflrfl 'fjfijjj v."'^n'^
heir'entire stock, valued at $8,000. atnI
vere only -insured 1o "Hie "extent of
>2,000, in the North American, of NVw
fork, of which Messrs. Nichols aro
.gents, 'iheir gallery is believed io
lave been the most complete in tile
?outh, and was adapted to any and
verything in the photograph and pic
ure line. Mr. Clendinine was insured
or $2,000-S3,000 in the Baltic, of
rh ich Mr. Huggins is agent, and $1,000
lsewhere, which ii is thought willfully
over his losses. He saved a piano and
, few other articles only.
" Danny" Carrington, as he was fa
miliarly termed, was a young nunn of
bout twenty-one ; second son of Mr. C.
J. Carrington, Secretary of the Green
ille ana Columbia Railroad Company ;
rt whose employ the deceased also was.
Ie-a'as of a genial temperament and
leasing^nianners, and was a great favo
ite wimltll-who knew him ; and was a
lember of tneN^ndeppndent Fire Coin
any. Frazee BiHqjiioi-'sage was about
ineteen ; a son of ourV?t?fellow-oi ti
en, A. C. Sq nier. He wa^aNsoorivVsi.
nassuming lad and a dutiful son : a ?
rop and stay to his parents in their d<*
lining years. The sympathies of the
ntire community are with the afflicted
imilies ; their loss has certainly been
m-iMe. Mothers, fathers, sisters and
rothers, brought to sudden grief ; the
ccident which deprived the unfortu
ate young men of their lives having
ccurred within half an hour of ?Heh"-^v
rrival on the ground. Truly, "in the
tidst of~?if?, we are in death."
The wounded men'-were -promptly
ired for-our citizens vieing with one
tiother in offers of hospitality.-Colum
? ? ?
THE LIGHT-HEARTED PEOPLE.-There
:e people who habitually make tho
?st of things, not from a sense of duty,
Dt from dislike of sympathy, not from
ly shrinking from pain on their own
?count or for others, but simply from
natural and unconquerable lightness
1 heart. These people supply the ox
;en of tho moral atmosphere, and
lould be maintained at the public ex
inse to keep it sweet and pure. Even
instead of being, as they generally
e, active and otherwise estimable
embers of society, they did nothing
it enjoy life, they would still be worth
titivating for the sake of the light and
sat which they kindle. The only dif
:ulty is* how to regulate them. They
e so irresistibly impelled to sfng songs,
at in a world where heavy hearts are
lfortunately common, ii is difficult al
lys to keep the vinegar and nitre
?art. It is unreasonable to expect any
eat consideration for the susceptibii
?S of melancholy people from the con
itutionally cheerful, hecause the very
ct of their being so implies a certain
!gree of insensibility, wliich involve?
corresponding amount of blindness to
her people's sensibility. ^ A genuii.t
cheerful person makes the best of
mr troubles because they really do
>t appear to him very distressing, and
is for you to decide whether such a
ew will act on your mind as a tonic
an irritant.-London Saturday Re
A NEW DEFINITION OF MUSIC.-The
[lowing definition of music, attributed
Tom Hood, bears, most assuredly, the
ipress of his genius and as " a hair
)m its bow" may be excused but will
ver be forgotten by any one who
ads it :
" Heaven reward the man who first
t upon the very original notion of
wing the.inside of a cat with the tail
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