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"Wv BL BARRET,
R. IL LAND.
BIRKETT, MD & CO.
DRlr?S, (? OILS,
GLASS AND DRUGGISTS* GLASSWARE,
291 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
OFFER the following at lower figures than the same -lass of Goods can be
bought elsewhere :- - . ?h ;J s?
S. & C. WOOD MATCHES,
BITTERS of all kinds,
SPICE, I &&COLJ?-?)Sz.
Augusta, Feb 7
W. B. POTASH,
-. TRAIN OIL,
. MACHINE OIL,
KEROSENE. OIL, i
WHITE'LEAD, COLORS, &c.
Bargains ! ^Bargains !
W. H. BRONSON'S.
IN order to raise money to meet my engagements, I will, from this date, ofter
my STOCK OF GOODS at a
GREAT SACRIFICE ON ALREADY REDUCED
My Stock is LARGE and COMPLEXE, rendering an enumeration of arti
cles un necessary .-ENTIRELY NEW, bought this Fall and Winter at the
LOWEST PRICES in New York and Baltimore.
I have a Splendid Line of LADIES' DREsS GOODS," SHAWLS, HOODS,
NUBIAS, BLANKETS, LADIES TRIMMED HATS, and GENTLEMEN'S
READY MADE CLOTHING, at only a fraction above
NEW YORK PRIME COST!
Owing to the low price of Cotton, and the scarcity of money, I am determined
to close out mv Stock at prices that cannot be undersold by any House in the
Retail Trade," FOR CASH ONLY.
My thanks are hereby tendered to the friends and customers who have so lib
erally patronized the late Firm. And I beg to assure them that no effort on
my parc will be spared to merit its continuance.
W. H. BR?NSON.
283 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
HAS NOW ON HAND a Full and Complete Stock of CHOICE FAMILY
GROCERIES and PLANTERS SUPPLIES, among which may be found the
00 Hhds. BACON, Sides & Shouders
30 Bbls. LARD,
200 " FLOUR, all grades,
20 Hhds. SUGAR,
300 Sics. COFFEE,
300 Boxes SOAP,
200 " CANDLES,
100 " STARCH,
100 " SODA,
2000 Bushels CORN,
1000 " OATS,
500 Sacks SALT,
100 Cases LYE and POTASH,
10 Bbls. COGNAC BRANDY,
" 30 Bbls. CORN WHISKEY,
100 " RYE WHISKEY,
10 " APPLE BRANDY,
20 " GIN and RUM,
20 " SHERRY and PORTWINE
200 M. SEGARS, various grades,
150 Boxes TOBACCO,
200 Doz. BUCKETS,
50 Doz. BROOMS,
50 Nests TUBS,
? 50 Hhds. MOLASSES,
100 Bbls. SYRUP.
ALL GOODS WILL BE SOLD VERY LCW. GIVE ME A CALL.
Jan ll 3m
E. E. STVENS.
M. C. STEVENS.
F. E. STEVENS & CO.,
259 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga,
NEXTDO?R BELOW FREDERICKSBURG STORE
LIBERAL ADVANCES MADE ON SHIPMENTS.
Prompt attention given to HANDLING PRODUCE and FILL
ING OF COUNTRY ORDERS.
Cottorr received for SALE and STORAGE, or for SHIPMENT
to Liverpool, New Yorlc, or Philadelphia.
Will make LIBERAL ADVANCES to parties desiring to Store
F. E. STEVENS & CO.
EDW. T. MILLER.
LEWIS F. GOODRICH
The Planters' Grocery House!
BAKER, MILLER & CO.,
SUCCESSORS TO BAKER, PORTER & CO.,
267 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
KEE? af usual a LARGE AND WELL-SELECTED STOCK of Choice
Family Groceries and-Provisions, which will be sold on the
most reasonable tcrm3. They respectfully solicit from their Carolina friends a
continuation of the liberal patronage heretofore extended to the old Firm.
In addition to our full stock of FAMILY GROCERIES, we have on hand
Choice ORANGES. APPLES,
CITRON, CURRANTS, RAISINS, FIGS,
CANDIES and CAN FRUIT of all kinds,
LIQUORS and SEGARS, &c, &c.
Mr. W. S. HOWARD, long and favorably known with Fleming & Rowland
and Baker, Porter & Co., will continue with the New Firm.
Augusta, Dec 14 Sm 51
Meal and Grits.
NOW on hand 100 BUSHEL* MEAL ?nd
GRITS. iMuiil $125. Grit? $1 50.
30 SACKS of FLOUR, of the best brand, at
low rates. W. A. SANDBRS.
F?b. 15 tf 8
TuST received SEVEN BARRELS FLORIDA
SYRUP. A Fplondid article. For aale cheap.
W. F. DURIS0B, Sr.
, '? ?. *. TT i
The ruin, the desolate rain !
Ceaseless and solemn and chill ;
How it drips on the misty pane !
How it drenches the darkened sill !
Oh, scene of sorrow nnd dearth,
I would that the wind, awaking
To a fierce and gusty mirth
Alight vary this dull refrain
.Of tho rain, the desolate rain ;
For the heart of heaven seems breakii
In tears o'er the fallon earth ;
And again, again, again,
We l?t to the sombre strain,
The long, low mon?tono
(Whose soul is a mystic moan,)
Of the rain, the rain,'tho rain,
The lbw, despairing rain !
The rain, the mournful rain !
Weary, passionless, slow ;
'Tis tho rhythm' of settled sorrow,
'Tis the sobbing of cureless woe;
. And all tho tragic of life,
The pathos of long ?go,.
Comeback on tho sad refrain
Of tho rain, the mournful rain,
The desolate, dreary rain,'
Till the graves in my heart unclose,
! And the dead wbo are buried thoro
From a solemn and weird repose
Awake ; but with eyeballs drear,
And voices that melt in pain,
On the tide of the plaintive rain,
(The yearning, hopeless rain,
With its passionless,' slow refrain,) .
Of tho dim, funeral rain,
Thel?'ng, low, whispering rain!
Pani FI. Hoyne in Appleton'* Jo\tr\
. , Brevities and Levities.
j tS?* 1^ a man who makes a deposition is a
ipositor, does it necessarily follow that a man i
makes an allegation is nn*alligator ?
pif- A young lady in Terre Haute, recer
swapped her engagement ring for a new bonni
?S" Horace Oreoley's birthday has been c<
orated in Ohio. He wasn't lhere, but sent a 1
ter which no one could read.
I $S3- An anti kissing society has been fora
by tho Galena, Illinois, girls. "Nu kissing
fore mnrriage," is their motto.
??3~ A New Yorker was informed just bef
his marriage that his bride had fallen heir
$300,000,.but ho let tho ceremony go on just, t
samp. , .
??9~ " Women are like horse;-the goycr I
harness they have on, tho better they fool." 1
got this from an old baoholor who was ea:
crossed in love, and afterwards wont into t
pawnbroking business with a crossed assistant.
??r- A writer in thc'Ncw Castlo Consliiutiii
alist says : "Tho human heart is a curioui
wrought instrument, which may be mude to gi
forth sounds inhormonious-but when touch
by tho gentle band of sympathy will give for
music so sweet that even angels will lean up
their golden harps in rapturous silence."
3S!r~ Thcro is one thing worse than ignorant
and that is conceit. Of all intract bio fools; i
over wiso man is the worst. You may eau
idiots to philosophize; you may coax donkeys
forego th^tles ; but don't think of ever drivii
c . ramon sense into the head of a conceited pe
S >n. . *
??*- A man named Wilson confered on h
death bed, a few days ngo, that he was. ono
the murderers of tho Supervisor nf the town
Spaulding,in Saginaw county, Michigan, in Fol
ruTiry.-lSfH. and that in September of thc san
year bc also killed his accomplice in that murd?
because he Tefuscd to divido the booty then ol
"Mick," said a bricklayer to his labore
" if you meet Patrick, tell him to maka haste ?
weare waiting for him." "Shute an'I will,
replied Mick ; but what will I tell him if I don
meet him ?"
?Sf Somebody who has got a lot bf lai d I
sell in Wisconsin publishes an itt-m that vivid
arc in bloom in that State.
ty * His goi d fca'urery good >niib', and he tri
Middle-State address," ure what George Alfr
Townsend admires about Forney.
?Sf-" Well, there's something in that :" as th
man said when he tried I? put his boot vu wit
a kitten itt it.
?SS" Four little Bultimore girls went to b
Angels because they tried to make oranges an
cheese mix in their stomachs. Tboso two hover
ages are deadly enemies.
?3i~ " Thc Old Man's Drunk Agnin,"-is th
titi?) if thu latest temperance song in San Fran
?&- Mr. Gray, an ingenious gentleman o
Sussex County, Delaware, invented a now, non
explosive burning fluid, and invited his friend
to como and witness a. test of lin qualities. Il
gathcrud a select circle around a barrel of th
fluid in a garret, and to prove how non-expiosiv
it was he stirred it with a rid hot poker. In si:
seconds the invontor and his friends wore seen t<
emerge from the roof.
?S~" Very good news for husbands ai.d father
comes to us from Washington," says thc Phila
delphia Enquirer. " An undoubted feminine au
thoruy sends us r.ssuranec that the belle nf Wash
ington society has appeared at three grand eve
bing parties this season in the samo costume
Furthermore, that ladies high in tho social firma
mont of the national capital have gone to grcu
receptions and select soirees in thc dresses the}
wore last Winter. This ss a sensible us well a
?3!~ Marriage is the sunshino of life-bcncatl
its genial influence .'pring up the best affection!
and the noblest vir ues of man, which in the sto
rility of selfish celibacy would have lain dorman
and useless. . It ii thc source of virtue and pleas
ure in youth, MM! the la'm nnd io!, co of o i
?4B" The height of irreverence has been renell
ed by a g'.nfliman of Ohio, who stole tho blacl
gown of an Episcopal minister to wear os n mas
?SF Mr Henry Bencckc, of Chicago, left t
note for tho Coroner, explaining that his suicidi
was an act of considerateness for his wifo, whe
was " in great want of anothor husband."
?&- A little girl joyfully assured her mothor
the other day, that she had found out where
they made horsos-she had seoa a man in a sher
finishing one of them, for he was nailing OD hit
??- A story is told of a yung man in Free
port, 111 , who wa.? crossed in love and attempted
suicide recently by taking a dose of yeast pow
ders. He immediately rose above his troubles.
?ST- At a wedding, recently, when the officia
ting priest asked the lady, " Wilt thou have this
mau to bo thy wedded husband?" sho dropped
the prettiest curtsey, and, with a modosty which
lent beauty an additional grace, replied, "If you
?3S~ Why are there no eggs in San Domingo ?
They banished tho whites, and cast off their yoke,
Tho author of this is now doad-died ia less than
forty minutes cf brain fever.
??r The Carolina Spartan says that Horace
Greeley, of the New York Tribune, in company
with others, has purchased tho Warm Springs
property in Buncombe County, North Carolina,
^"An exchange says, that "onion poultices"
I aro recommended for " felons" and suggests the
I application of one to Ben Butlor.
The Kn Kto Klan.
A correspondent of. the Chai
Netos- writes as follows of the
and aims of this mysterious org
tion. The letter is dated Union
Februar}- 16 :
The':mystery which ? s?rro?ndi
movements of the Ku Klux Klai
led the superstitious to regard th
spirits, of the disembodied, whil
educated, beyond the field of oper
have believed the whole story to
myrth. But of their existence,
organized body of living men, we
have seen them, entertain no dout
their numbers and extent, it is ii
'sible to speak. There must be
in a day's march'of Union.' You
them, no doubt, in Charleston and
certainly can be found throughout I
gia, North Carolina. and Tenn?
They occasionally leave behind '
letters explanatory of their purr.
Those of. them who operate in ?;
Carolina, say that they want peace
must have justices that the court:
guided by Weak judges'; and juries
posed of ignorant negroes; that a t
convicted with, "much cost of time, i
ey and labor to the prosecutor, rem
at thepenitentiary scarcely a week,
then returns home with a pardon,
paired to steal again.. They say
when their race have justice, and
no longer robbed by ]>ublic thi(
their mission will end.
There are some erroneous opiu
.entertained as to the feelings of
?people of upper South Carolina towi
the Ku Klux. They are not a ban
cut-throats and desperadoes, as s
suppose ;-nor, on the other hand;
they universally ap]iroved pf by
white people here. They are men
firmness and nerve, who strike beer
they believe it necessary for the ]
tection of their life, property and
erty; they striked night, because
cumstances render it imperative,
very many citizens disapprove and c
deinn the acts of violence committed
the Klan. Wc feel the oppression
the present State Government, but
would not have it overturned with i
lenee. We might indulge in hard wo
against the Kn Klux, but we find t
they despise our strictures, and
State officials believe all of us to
members of thc band, no matter h
much we abuse it.
Now, sir, before we can successfu
oppose and end this evil, we must J
prec?ate* the causes. It is bad prac!
to administer a remedy before we mr
a diagnosis. If wo went back to fi;
causes, we would indicate the rec<
-ctruotion Arts. the greatest poli ti
blunder of tho century, as, the inci
of the Ku Klux. In our State, ho
ever, the organization would never ha
taken root if we had been spared t
late iniquitous election laws, the ar
ing of negroes with guns and cartvidg
(the latter being unnecessary for pi
poses of drill,) the gross frauds ol' t
election in October, the numerous p?
dons issued by the Governor, and t
wholesale robbery by Stat- officials
money wrung from our people by enc
mons taxation. And ?gain, it is w<
known that Joseph Crews, prominent
connected with thc State Governmei
honored hy- the Speaker of thc lions
and the traveling companion of o:
Governor, iu effect encouraged murdc
arson and rapine, last summer, in La
lens. What might have been the co
sequences of that-advice, it is fearful
contemplate. He may he more bucce?
ful next summer.
In September or-October last, J tu
M obi ey, membe*?of the Legislature, ii
formed his negro friends that ten win
men should be killed for every neui
murdered. Little did June then thin
that his threat against our race won]
so literally be fulfilled against his owi
The mumu* ol'the blaeh race, and the
advisers towards the white people, ma
he also gathered from the murderui
plans ol Crews anti others, (then an
now State officials,) towards citizens <
Union and Laurens, so recently expose
through your columns by Kerrigan an
his men. It was only a further prof.
of what we already felt, that the whit
race would be taxed out, driven out c
killed out-by negroes and their allie
Herc were the causes which operate
to plant the Ku Klux in South Carolin.'
The murder of Mat Stevens gave thei
great strength. It was a foul murde
-the foulest ever known in this Statt
A one-armed, inoffensive white man, c
good character, who toiled honestly fo
his daily bread, and did harm to n
one; he was waylaid and cruelly mur
dered because he had a " whit; skin.
The murderers were a hoity of negri
militia, at least twenty-five and mon
probably forty in number ; instigated
the white people of Union believe, ant
may, in time, be able to prove, by El
lick Walker, captain of militia, anc
June S. Mobley, a legislator. Bad a
this murder was, it was a sign of worsi
things, to see the entire negro race o
Union in active sympathy with th<
murderers, ifadit been left with the ne
groes, not one of them would have beer
arrested, although they proclaimed theil
guilt wherever they went among theil
own people. It is within bounds to as
sert that 200 negroes in Union County
were accessories after the fact to th(
murder of Stevens, aud that there arc
not two dozen of that class who woulc
j have refused to shield the criminals,
Ten prisoners have been taken, out o
the jail by the Ku Klux and killed
nine of whom were murderers of Ste
vens ; the tenth was the negro who shot
the constable (Smith) on the 1st day ol
January. We condemn the act as un
lawful and criminal, but for the victims
wo have no sympathy, The negroes,
on the contrary, regard with indiffer
ence the deed m the abstract ; their only
feeling is sympathy for the murdered
The manifesto left here by the Kn
' Klux sufficiently explains the immedi
' ate cause of the last raid on our jail,
j To take these prisoners-two of them
! red to the elbow with the blood of Ste
I vens-to Columbia, where the Legisla
ture was in session, composed, it was
i believed, of men1 in active sym]
?Wrefeifche murderers,- was thought
tan&mount to a release. It was u
fnifSfe that Judge Thomas did n<
j d??fee return . to'thc writ of k
coinjms to be made b?fore him at U
OT 'ai his home, whickfitis presu
'i?^ttiin the limits of his circuit,
le^f'r of the Judge indicates tha
would sacrifice the peace of society
and furn the prisoners loose, to
hir?ffice. The Kn Klux thoughl
l?scane of the' prisoners would b
?n? .compared to .which the los
.?lV Thomas, to the bench of
Sixtn Circuit would be insignilh
Such ?sca^ wauld.Jbe, a wrong tb 1
race, aiid one of those wrongs w
ccr?lfcfind redress Only from their b
?Thet were-under another nami
! vigilance committee, with this di
jeijGe1-^vigilance committees genei
ihifl^Hhe tacit approval of their gov
Jr?t??fcf th? Ku Klux operate upon cri
icorniaitted by a.class of citizens
ichJJ^ .protected, Befrieiided and ho]
: ed .by our State. '.'The vigilance c
mitteeis, however,.an unlawful org,
i?&qn--?o is the Ku Klux. The
ofrweone find, an exact counterpar
thacher; for, so far as known,.
'V?G&?S'O?' the Ku Klux have.been
meiirdangerous citizens and well-km
"Weare T?O apologist for the Ku Kl
NBB?iT)g H?re written is an apple
jTtf?'leader who so construes this lei
jir^s'excuse sufifcient in what we b,
jeinnm'erated,simply as causes. ,We c
liol excuse these'self-constituted av
gers of white men's wrongs. "Cri
begets crime, but does not excuse it.
kilima murderer is murder. To bc prc
?cj?lgr, judge, jury andsheriiF, is a fe
f?nhn-a sin Tegally and morally, a
!a}sin in His eyes to whom belong'
Ivenjeeance. We may have up justi
but Tetter to suffer and to wait. A t
government is better .than no gove
|m?Bt-''at"ull. Injustice is better th
'anarchy. Negro militia can never si
the?vi 1, no matter how strong in nu
The Columbia inion advises tl
they5 be sent, and- the County taxed
pav for them. We advise the Um
jt?-'make a calculation of the cost
maintaining a thousand soldiers foi
year, and compare it with the assess
yahie of property in this County. T
proposition is ridiculous. Negro mi
?tia are powerless against them. Th
may be stopped, but only in one way
remove the causes which made thc
fancy their organization a necessit;
restore good government ; give the Sta
upright and able judge's and honest ol
ciak: stop thc frightful ' expenditure
'?ptjatc'iiicnoy irj^?nliuobia; proseeut
indict and bring to trial snell men
Neagle, Parker and Crews ; disband t]
negro militia ; #ive tho people intel!
gent jurors, and" let convicts be punis
ed,'and then will the Ku Klux be
th'ng of the past. But let tiie Legis!
ture and t hc State officials go OM as th<
have gone on, and the time will soon 1
when raids into Columbia, and aroui
that capitol building, will cause ot
highly virtuous and in eiligent Legisl
tare to forget Union and Union mu
One more word. Weare all suspec
ed of active .sympathy with the K
Klux, because we do not bring them \
trial. Thc thing is impossible. - The
ehroud themselves in a mystery whic
no one can unravel. Whence they com
and whither tlu-y go, no one know
Tho ir vuice's are not recognized; timi
horses are not known. They are nevt
seen in day-light ; only in night. J
would seem that negroes would kno'
when their masters felt home, and too
their horses ont of the stable ; woul
sometimes sec their disguises, notic
the jaded appearance of man and hors
after a night of wakefulness and har
riding. But it is not so. No negn
knows asfriiile member of the baud ; il s
they would tell it, if not here for feat
at any rate in Columbia. The whol
negro racu dosi ru the suppression of t li -
Kn Klux ; but they can make no dis
coveries. Is it singular, then, that th
whit.- man, who spends his evening a
home-whose opportunities for detec
tion are so much less-should fail t<
find out names? We do not say tha
all condemn the Ku Klux. Many sc
the immediate good, and think not o
the consequent evil. But many, ven
many, oppose and abhor these deeds
committed without any legal sanction
and they express their abhorrence ii
This letter has been made too long
We wrote, however, to show that tin
Ku Klux were combating evils as dan
gerous to the peace of society as tin
counter evils they perpetrate ; anc
that these fearful counter evils wert
not approved of by all the people o
upper South Carolina.
A YOUNG LADY OF SAVANNAH BURNI
TO DEATH.-Information was received
in Savannah, on Thursday last, of thc
death, by fire, at 'Fernandina, Fla., o:
Miss Sarah Colo, daughter of Colone!
A- H. Cole, of Savannah, who was ir
attendance as a pupil at the St. Mary'i
Pi "iory, or Episcopal School, at Fernan
dina. But few particulars of the- mel
ancholy and heart-rending event have
been received. Beyond thc fact, com
; municated by telegraph, that she was
I reading ?ribed, Wednesday night, when
j the clothing, by some accident, took
! fire, and she was so severely burned
that she expired yesterday, nothing is
known. Miss Cole was the only daugh
ter of her parents, about seventeen
years of age, and was regarded aa among
the most beautiful and interesting young
ladies of Savannah.
C BOWEN'S CASE IN CONGRESS.-Tho
? Washington correspondent of the Prov
j idence ..'oumul says :
The narrow escape of Congressman
! Bowen from conviction of bigamy cre
j ate* quite a stir in the House, and there
is a very strong impression there, as it
seems there was on the minds of the
jury, that he is not only guilty of biga
my, but of bribing a man to perjura
himself, so that Bowen might escape
punishment. There is talk among some
members of the House of an "attempt
to expel him from the House, not' on
the charge of bigamy, but for things
which he admitted "during the trial,
but the session is sd short that the
;subject will probably be allowed to
Has the Fifteenth Amendment been
The New York Times* oi Monday,
the 13th instant, says :
An important case as to the constitu
tionality of^ the new election law of
; Congress in*"reference to. interfering
witn electors, promises to come before
the United States Surpreme Court, and
it may also involve the question as to
the constitutional ratification of the.
Fifteenth Amendment. At the Con
gressional election in Newton Town
ship, Camden County, New Jersey, in
November last, it will be remembered
the colored voters were prevented from
voting, and a riot was created, the bal
lot box was smashed, and the sheriff bf
the county was compell?d to quell the
. disturbance. The alleged assailants
were at once arrested ana indicted, and
at the present term of the United states
District Court at Trenton one Francis
Souders has been found guilty of ." un-,
lawfully interfering by force with quali
fied, voters (colored) from freely exer
cising the right of suffrage," The coun
sel for the accused are two prominent
legal gentlemen? Messrs.. Browning, of
Camden, and ex Chancellor Williamson,
of Elizabeth, who, on Thursday next,
February 15, will argue the constitu
tionality of the Act under which Soud
ers was convicted. One point of the
argument, it is understood, is that the
Fifteenth Amendment to the constitu
tion was never legally ratified, and iii
case of au adverse decision they will
carry the entire matter to the Supreme
The Senate of the State of Indiana a
few days since declared that the ratifi
cation of the amendment by that State
was not legally made, and it is claimed
that without that State the necessary
number of States was not obtained for
a legal ratification. The New Jersey
Legislature, however, has just ratified
the amendment, so that in case the
claim of Indiana should be sustained,
the required number of States'will still
bz on record, but whether a newprocla
mation should be needed will be a sub
ject for the Court. In the meantime, as
?his is the first conviction under the
new Act, the result will be looked for
ward to with much interest, as not only
establishing the legality of tho Fifteenth
Amendment, but also as ?onnally de
claring the right, pf the colored man to
nil thc" U?gui-pdvile/res and projection
tjiven to the white.
To FARMERS.--Of all the dreary
places, deliver us from the dreary farra
houses, which so-many people call home.
Bars l'or a front gate ; chickens wallow
ing before the door ; pig pens elbowing
the house in the rear; scraggy trees
never cared for, or no trees at all ; no
cheering shrubs ; no neatness ; no trim
ness. And yet, a lawn, and tree.?, and
a neat walk, and a pleasant fence around
it, don't cost a great deal. They can be
secured little by little, at odd times and
the expense hardly felt. And if the
time conies when it is best to sell the
farm, fifty dollars so invested, will often'
bring' back live hundred. For a man i&
a brute, who will not insensibly yield
to a higher price for such a farm, when
lie t hi ilks of the pleasant surroundings
it offers lo his wife and children. Farm
ers, beautify and adorn your farms; set
out orchards, shrubbery, shade trees ;
lay olf lawns : build good fences ; put
up good gates, and paint or whitewash
your outhouses and fences.
Shocking Suicide ii) Brooklyn?
A suicide, which is shown by.thc
evidence to have been a very shocking
case, (.tune to tho knowledge of Coroner
Jones on Friday. The Coroner was
notified in thc usual way that a young
man had committed suicide at his resi
dence in Pacific street, and that it
would be necessary for him to hold an
inquest over his remains.
The Coroner visited the house in
question and found the body of the U?>
fortuna'c victim, Mr. Frederick D. Og
den, stretched across the doorway in
the basement, and thc floor covered
with blood, which had gushed from a
ghastly wound in his throp.t, Coroner
Jones said ho never- s?\w ?t more shock
ing spectacle. The deceased was about
twenty-eight years of age and resided
with his mother and sister. He was a
very intellectual young man, but was
at times subject to fits of melancholy.
He was the nephew of Judge Edmonds,
the great Spiritualist, of New York,
and who has been engaged as counsel
for him in some real estate transactions.
The loss of some property appeared
to affect the mind of thc deceased to
such an extent that it'became apparent
to his relatives and friends that his
mimi was deranged. The best phy
sicians were summoned, and they ad
vised him to travel. He did so for
some months, but it did not have a
beneficial effect, and he reached home
even more melancholy than when he
left it. His mother and sister deemed
it advisable to keep all sharp instru
ments beyond his reach. On Friday
bis sister requested him to get some
coal from the cellar. On reaching the
basement he found his. mother cutting
some bread with a large knife, and im
mediately made an attempt to take it
from her. She clung to it with all the
strength she possessed and screamed
for assistance. Being unable to get the
knife from her he got the blade in such
a position that he could draw his throat
acros3 it, and did so, despite .her efforts
to prevent him. He pressed his throat
upon the blade with such strength that
it cut his head half off. His sister,
hearing the cries of her mother, ran
down stairs and raised his head up,
when the blood spurted over her mother
and herself. He fell upon tho floor
and floundered about until he reached
thc doorway ; where he stopped, and
after lying a few moments he breathed
HURRICANE IN BAKER COUNTY.-The
Albany Neios contains an account of a
terrible hurricane in Baker county last
week-the second one in this month.
The first one was southwest to north
west, and about five hundred yards in
width. One of Mr. B. H. Hill's places
was stripped of buildings, sheds, fences
and timber, and several mules were
badly injured. It passed over Col.
Fluellyn's place, sweeping ev?ry-thing
before it, and killing five mules and in'
I juring as many more.
The direction of the last was the
same, but in the width only about two
hundred yards. It literally swept eve
rything before it. Hon. Beuben Jones
had twenty-five houses, includingsheds,
blown down. No lives were lost-the
negroes having fled in terror from their
A young man of the name of Joseph
recently tickled a young lady in church
on North Bars Island in Ohio. The
lady squealed, and the preacher bared
his arm and sailed into the worshippers
"powerful." He said women and men
should no more sit together under the
; droppings of his sanctuary. But, even
with the possibility of being tickled
before their eyes, the ladies refused to
be separated, and on the very next
j evening ali sat together. The preacher
..vas indignant, and brought the male
portion of his congregation before a
?justice of the peace. A jury was de
.manded, and no juror should beamem
:ber of the church. Three days the
trial lasted, but at last the oppressed
went free, and now in church they
tickle each other as of yore, to keep
awake in an amusing manner.
" Cotton Factor
OFFICE at the Warehouse of Messrs. WEE
LESS k CO., No. 144. Reynold Street Will
devote his strict personal attention to the STO
RAGE and SALE OF COTTON and OTHER
PRODUCE on CninraisMou only.
LIBERAL ADVANCES uir.de on Consign
Abo, Agent fur tho salo of tho ATLANTIC
.PHOSPHATE, a Fertilizer manufactura ai
Charleston, S. C., un.1er thu direction and super
intendence of Dr. Sc. Julien Raveuel, and re
commended as a first-class article.
Call ot send for pau<phl?t containing thoanuly
MS of tho Phosphate, price and torms
REFERENCES.-J. T. Bothwell, LVq , H.H.
Hickman, President Savings Bank.
Augusta, Feb 7 2m 7
"OA IT. WTXTiTA^^TTTl rTSnHTDy-onlj-TTOtW
ir.ed Agent in the S.'ac of South Carolina; nnd
all receipts or credits >:ivcn hy him on ck'tns in
my favor, will bo approved of by mo.
Parties in Edguficld indebted to rae for Goods
furnished in P?70, or years preceding, are earnest
ly requested t > settle up promptly when called
upon by Capt. SI*IRKS.
Whilst I am profoundly grateful for thc liberal
patronage bestowed on mo by tho good people ol
Edgcileld, at the same time I respectfully claim
that thc timely indulgence I have hitherto ex
tended to my p'itrous, should prompt them to
liquidate my demands against them at tho earli
est possible moment.
Augusta, Feb. fi, 1371 lui 7
J. H. Glover i. dat ney Lamar, Ad'ors."j
J. J. Glover. j
BY Virtue of sundry Executions to mo direct
ed, in the above slated case, I will sell ai
E liiefiidd C. H.. on tho 5rst Moud:.y in Murch
next, th? following Real Property belonging to
the Defendant, to wit :
ONE TR ?CT OF LAND, containing Two
Hundred and Sixty Acres, more or less, adjoin
ing lands of Alfred Holley, Estate of Amanda
Il div au-) lands of others.
Terms Cash. Titles and Stumps extra.
JOriN H. MoDEVITT, S.E.C.
Feb ll 4te S
E.R. Whatley, ]
A. W. Atkinson,
Maria Atkinson. J
BY virtue of an Execution to mc directed, in
tho above Matod case, I will proeceu ?o soil
at Edgcfield C. H., on thc first Monday iu March
nux'. tho following Real Estate tho property of
A. W. Atkinson, tn wt :
ONE TRACT CV LAND, containing Five
Hundred and Ninety-three Acres, more or less,
adjoining lands of T. W- Whatley, S. Sturzenog
gor, John Westbrook anti others.
tST Terms dish. Titles ?nd Stamps extra.
JOHN H. MCDEVITT, S. E. C.
Feb ll 4te 8
Nni:cy E. Andrews,
BY virtno of a Writ ol Fi Fa to me directed in
the above Mated case, I will proceed to sell
al Edgefield C. H., cn the first Monday in March
next, the following Ri al E.-tate, levied upon as
belonging to the Defendant, to wit:
ONE TRACT OF LAND, containing Thirteon
Hundred Acres, more or less, adjoining lands of
E. Devore, Suabron Stnlnnker and others.
Terms Cash. Titles and Stamps extra.
JOHN II. MCDEVITT, S.E.C.
Feb. U 4to 8
State of South Carolina,
IN PROBATE COURT.
Enoch Wal'on et al,
vs !. Pet'n for Par'n.
Larkin Rice, Ad'or. et al. J
BY virtue of an Order from the Hon. D. L.
Turner, in this cause, I will tell at public
outcry, to the highest bidder, at Edgefield Court
Houso, on the fit st Monday in March next,
THE TRACT OF LAND described in the pe
tition, containing One Hundred Acres, more or
les?, it being the Roal Eslnte ot* WILLIAM
WALTON, dee'd., late of said County, aborning
lands of Michael Witt, Mrs. Sadler, Marlin Witt
Terms Cash. Titles and Stamps extra.
JOHN H. MCDEVITT, S. E. C.
Feb. ll 4to 8
George M. Thew, Cashier, "j
Vi I Fi Fa
The Southern Porcelain
Manufacturing Company. J
BY Virtue of a Writ of Fi Fa to me directed
in tho above stated case, I will proceed to
sell nt E Igefie'd C. II., on the first Monday in
March next, the follotring property, to w|t:
ONE TRACT OF LAND, contain'-g Seven
Hundred Acres, more or less, adjniMng landa ol
the Paper Mill Company, Mrs. Kary ii. Lamar
Terms Cash. Titles and Stamp* oxtra.
JOHN H. MCDEVITT, S.E.C.
Feb ll ' 4 le 8
H. L. A. BALK,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER
.3 A SPECIALITY THIS SEASON, I
OFFER A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
NEW STYLUS OF IMPORTED DRESS
GOODS, AT PRICES AS LOW AS BE
FORE THE WAR.
n. Li A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
IN PRINTS fi.r Drespe? and Shirts. I Wave
opened !t areal variety of choice selecliuns
of popular maker.
li. L. A; BALK, Angus?,, C>.
N CASSIMKRE AND JEANS, FOR
Genis and Boys' wear, a. carefully Pelectei
Stock i.s offered at popular prices.
H. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
ESTKolice is hereby ?/icen thai i ham
.added a Department .nf BOOTS and
\8WOES? refiere a full assortment viii al-'
jeans bc kept at Neio York jnrices.
H. lu A. BALK. Augusta. Gu.
?St?* MY STOCK IN BROWN A Ni)
BLEACHED SHEETINGS, .SHIRTINGS,
PLAID.AND STRIPED HOMESPUNS,
AND WOOLENS, IS VERY FULL, AND
OFFERFD AT FACTORY PRICES.,
H. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
GREAT BARGAINS ARE OFFERED
IN SHIRTS AND SHIRT FRONTS,
QUILTS. TA BLI N fr DAMASKS, TOW
ELS, LINENS, TIC'UNCS, SUSPEND
ERS, HOSIERY, ?c.
H. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
My facilities anal'lo me to buy wi ci o
Good.) aro ch- a;?C:.t.
JO?-I SELL AS LOW* AS TOE SAM ll
GOODS CAN BE SOLD ANYWHERE.
H. L. A. BALK, Augusta, G*.
?3S:*I Ask Owly One Price I
H. L. A. BALK, Augu?a, Gu.
ALL GOODS WARRANTED TO BE
H. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
fl^CTAll or.'cr-, tu ir sure a prompt and
careful attention, sho lid bo addressed to
II. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
Feb 15 5t* S
REEDER & DAVIS,
General Commission Merchants,
A DC EU'S'"WHARF,
Clmi'Ieston, S. C.
OSWBLL RERDER. ZlMUrnMAS D wis.
0?t 17 fim ri
WM. SHEPHERD & CO.,
No. 24, llaync St., Charleston, S. f.,
Ranges, and Heating Stoves.
/JSJ-Picturcs of Steves, with Prices and Des
cription, will "he sent upon applicaiion.
Charleston. June 30 ly 27
LUBRICATING OIL at 80 rt?., for Heavy
KEROSENE OIL nt ?0 cts. per gallon. By
the five gal!fn=, 50 ets. rcr gallon.
SEWING MACHINE OIL, very fine.
For sula hy
G. L. PENN Druggist.
Hamilton's Compound Troches cf
FOR N'-n--. iton:ion or inco? tin<-n.*o of Urine,
irrita'-, n. inflammation ?r ulcer : ?ion ot the
Ul'-. l-ier ?>r Kidneys, distasen ot" the pros >-:i!o
island?, stone in tho bladder, Grave!, Dropsical
Swellings, ?uJ ?iii diseuses incidental to females,
for weakncs? arising from exi-es.es or indiscre
ti rn, and all disensos ot the urir ary organs in
For Tie by G. L. PENN. Drn?ds?
Feb 22 _ _ If_ 9
A Chance for a Bargain.
WE will .?ell at publ:0 outcry, cn Salos-day
in March next, a' Edgeiicld C. H , that
VALUABLE TRACT OF LAND on r-bich Wm.
T. Mathis now reside., containing about Two Hun
dred and Fifty Acres. This Plantation < r Tract
of Land is situated in Kdgefi.eld County, about
12 miles N. W. of 0>urt Houso. Portons doming
to purchase will consult their int<>re.-t ky exam
ining the p ace. Titles guaranteed.
Terms undc known on day of salo.
WM. T. GABY,
II. W. ADDISON.
Feb 15 3c S
ALL persons indebted to thc Estate of Mrs. N.
M. MORRIS, dcc'iL, will nuke p.vm.nt on
or by the ICth day of March, 1871, >o thc under
signed ; and all those having t!.rm. n !< against
said Estate will present thom, property attested,
>n or by tho day above mentioned, or they will
be barred by law.
ARTE MESA MORRIS. ) ...
COBNKLIA CORLEY, j "ors*
Feb. 15 . 4f_S__
Lamps and Chimneys.
ALARGE Assortmai.k just received, by
G. L. PgNN, Druggist.
Feb 15 tf 8
Henry's Sewing fi:achine Gil.
G. L. PENN, Druggist,