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BY D. R. D?RISOE. *
EDGEFTEL'D, S. .??MARCH % 1871.
VOLUME XXXV.-No. 10.
W. -H. BARRET,
S. H. SHEPPARD.
GLASS AND DRUGGISTS' GLASSWARE,
291 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
OFFER the following at lower figures than the same class of Goods can be
bought elsewhere :
S. & C. WOOD MATCHES,
BITTERS of all kinds,
Augusta, Feb 7
. MACHINE OIL,
KEROSENE OIL, i
WHITE'LEAD, COLORS, &c.
Bargains! Bargains !
W. H. BRUNSON'S.
IN order to raise money to meet my engagements, I will, from this date, offer
my STOCK OF GOODS at a
GREAT SACRIFICE ON ALREADY REDUCED
My Stock is LARGE and COMPLETE, rendering an enumeration of arti
cles unnecessary,-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 my 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. BRIMSON.
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
50 Hhds. BACON, Sides & Shouders
30 Bbls. LARI),
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,
NEXT DOOR BELOW F RE DERICK SB U Ra STORE
LIBERAL ADVANCES MADE ON SHIPMENTS.
Prompt attention given to HANDLING PRODUCE and FILL
ING OF COUNTRY ORDERS.
Cotton received for SALE and STORAGE, or for SHIPMENT
to Liverpool, New York, or Philadelphia.
Will make LIBERAL ADVANCES to parties desiring to Store
F. E. STEVENS & CO.
Oct.. 25 . tf 44
EDW. T. MILLER.
LEWIS F. GOODRICH
The Planters' Grocery House!
BAKER, MILLER & CO.,
SUCCESSORS TO BAKER, PORTER & CO.,
267 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
JEEP as usual a LARGE AND WELL SELECTED STOCK of Choice
Family Groceries and Provisions, which will be sold on the
most reasonable tcrra3. 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 3m 51
Meal and Grits.
mTOWon hand 100 BUSHEL* MEAL ?nd
JY GRITS. Meal $125. Grits $1 50.
30 SACKS of FLOUR, of the best brand, at
low ?tes. W. A. SANDBRS
F?b. 15 tf 8
TuST recoived SEVEN BARRELS FLORIDA
SYRUP. A Fplcndid articlo. For aale cheap.
W. F. DURISOB, Sr.
The rain, tho desolate ruin !
Ceaseless and solemn and chill ;
How it drips on the misty pane !
How it drenches tho darkened sill !
Ob, sceue of sorrow nnd dearth,
I would that tho wind, awaking
To a fierce and gusty mirth
Might vary this dull refrain
Of tho rain, the desolate rain ;
For the heart of heaven seems breaking
In tears o'er the fallen earth j
And again, again, again,
We list to the sombre strain,
The long, low mon?tono
(Whose soul is a mystic moan,)
Of the rain, the rain, tl rain,
The low, despairing rain !
Tho rain, the mournful rain !
? Weary, passionless, slow ;
'Tis tho rhythm' of settled sorrow,
'Tis the sobbing of curoless woe;
. And all tho tragic of life,
The pathos of long ago,. .
Come back on tho sad refrain
Of thc rain, the mournful rain,
Tho desolate, dreary rain,'
Till the graves in my heart unclose,
And the dead who are buried thoro
From a solemn and weird reposo
Awake ; bet with eyeballs drear,
And voices that melt iu pain,
On the titft of thc plaintive rain,
(Tba yearning, hopeless rain,
With its passionless! slow refrain,) -
Of tho dim, funeral rain,
Tho'J?ng.'low, whispering rain!
Paul ff. Hoyne in Appleton's Journal.
Brevities and Levities.
! - fi
j ?.y If a man who makes a deposition is u de
positor, doos it necessarily follow that a man who
'makes an allegation is amilligator ?
?&~ A young lady in Terre Ilautc, recently
swapped her engagement ring for a new bonnet,
i ?&" Horace Groolcy's birthday hus been cele
brated in Ohio. He wasn't there, but sent a let
ter which no ono could read,
j #S&~ An anti-kissing society has been formed
!by the Galena, Illinois, girls. "Ko kissing be
fore marriage," is their motto.
$?3~ ? New Yorker was informed just before
his marriage that his bride bad fallen heir to
$30.0,000, but ho let tho ceremony go on just, tho
??S~ " Women are like horse;-the gayer thc
harness they have on, the better they fool." Wc
got this from an old bachelor who was carly
crossed in lore, and afterwards went into the
pawnbroking business with a crossed assistant.
?3t~ A writer in thc'Ncw Castle Constitution
alist says : "Tho human heart is a curiously
wrought instrument, wLich may be mode lo give
forth sounds inharmonious-but when touched
by tho gentle hand of sympathy will give forth
music so sweet that even angels will lean upon
their golden harps in rapturous silcuco."
%?t~ Thcro is one thing worie than ignorance,
and that is conceit. Of all iutract bio fools; an
over wiso man is the worst. You may cause
idiots to philosophize ; you may coax donkeys to
forego thistles ; but don't think of ever driving
c 'ramon scusc into the head of u conceited per
8 m. *, . .
??f A man named Wilson confered on his
death bcd, a few days ago, that ho was. ono of
thc murderers of the Supervisor nf the town of
Spaulding,-in Saginaw county, Michigan, in Feb
ruary. -lSo-t, and that in September of thc sumo
year he also killed his accomplice in that murder,
because be Tefuscd to divide the booty then ob
"Mick," said a bricklayer to his laborer,
" if you meet Patrick, tell him to make ha<to hs
weare waiting for him." "Shute an'I will,"
replied Mick ; but what w?l I teil him if I don't
meet bim ?"
Somebody who has got n lot of Ia:d to
sell in Wisconsin publishes an item that violets
arc in bloom in that State.
" His go? d fea'ures, good .?mil?-, and be-triy
Middle-State address," tire what George .Mfr d
Townsend admires about Forney.
?SS~" Well, there'd something in that :" us the
man said when he tried to pu', his boot on with
a kitten in it.
gSr* Four little Baltimore girls went to be
Angels because they tried to make oranges and
cheese mix in their stomachs. Those two bever
ages arc deadly enemies.
$3)- " Thc Old Man's Drunk Again," is the
title -f the latest temperance song in San Fran
??r~ Mr. Gray, an ingenious gentleman of
Sussex County, Delaware, invented a new, non
explosive burning fluid, anti invited hi? friends
to como and witness a test of its qualities. Ile
gathered a select circle an ?und a barrel of the
Quid in a garret, and to provo how non explosive
it was he stirred it with a red hot poker. In six
seconds the inventor and his friends wore seen to
emerge from the roof.
$!Si~" Very good new? foi husbands ard fathers
comes to us from Washington," suys the Phila
delphia Enquirer, " Au undoubted feminine au
thority sends us assurance that the belle of Wash
ington society hus appeared at three grand eve
ning parties this season in the samo costume.
Furthermore, that ladies high in tb" .oeinl firma
ment of the national capital have gone to great
receptions and select soirees in thc dresses they
wore last Winter. This is a sensible as well as
?gf Marriage is thc sunshine of life-beneath
its genial influence ?pring up the best hffccli"' ;
and the noblest vir ues of man, M hieb in thc sto
rility of selfish celibacy would have lain dormant
and useless. It is thc -source of virtue and pleas
ure in youth, and the la'm nnd sol.-cc of o d
The height of irreverence has been reach
ed by a gtntliuian of Ohio, who stole thc hluck
gown of an Episcopal minister to wear QS n mas
que ride co?:ume.
I&BT Mr Henry Benecke, of Chicago, left a
note for the Coroner, explaining that his suicide
was an act of considerateness for his wifo, who
was " in great want of another husband."
p&r A littlo girl joyfully nssured her mothor,
the other day, that she had found out where
they made horsos-sho had seen a man in a shop
finishing ono of them, for ho was nailing on his
??f A story is told of a yung man in Free
port, III, who was crossed in love and attempted
suicide recently by taking a dose of yeast pow
ders, lie immediately rose above bis troubles.
jj&T- At a wedding, recently, when the officia
ting priest asked tho lady, " Wilt thou have this
man to bo thy weddod husband?" sho dropped
the prettiest curtsey, and, with a modesty which
lent beauty an additional grace, replied, "If you
ggf- Why are there nc eggs in San Domingo ?
They banished tho wh!tcs, and cast off their yoke.
Tho author of this ls now Joad-died in loss than
forty minutes cf brain fever.
pgtr The Carolina Spartan says that Horace
Greeley, of the New York Tribune, in company
with others, has purchased the Warm Springs
property in Buncombe County, North Carolina,
rp3S~ An exchange says, that "onion poultices"
aro recommended for " felons" and suggests tho
application of one to Ben Butler.
The Ku Klux Klan.
A correspondent of. the Char
UYewi writes as follows of the
and aims of this 'mysterious org?
tion. The letter is dated Union ?
February 16 :
The' mystery which surrounds
movements of the Ku Klux Klan
led the superstitious to regard tin
spirits, of the disembodied, whil(
educated, beyond the field of opera
have believeathe whole story to
myrth. But of their existence,
organized body of living men, we,
have seen them, entertain no doub
their numbers and extent, it is ic
sible to speak. There must be 3
in a day's march of Union. You
them, no doubt, in Charleston and
certainly can be found throughout (
gia, North Carolina, and Tenne
'They occasionally leave behind 1
letters explanatory of'their purp
Those of them who : operate in S
Carolina, say that they want peace,
must have justice-;: that the courts
gaided by Wt?ak judges'; and juries (
'posed of ignorant negroes; that a t]
'convicted with muchcoBt of time, E
ey and labor to the prosecutor, rem
at the penitentiary scarcely a week,
then returns home with a pardon,
pared to steal again. They say ;
when-their race have justice, and
no longer robbed by public tirie
their mission will end
; b There are some erroneous opin;
entertained as to the feelings of
?people of upper South Carolina towt
?the Ku Klux. They are not a bani
?cut-throats and desperadoes, as s<
suppose ;-nor, on the other hand,
they universally approved of by
white people here. They are men
firmness and nerve, who strike beca
they believe it necessary for the j
tection of their life, property and .
erty; they, strike .at night, because i
cumstances render it imperative. ]
very many citizens disapprove and c
(lenin the acts of violence committed
the Klan. Wc feel the oppression
the present State Government, but
would not have it overturned with ^
lenee. We might indulge in hard wo:
against the Ku Klux, but we find tl
they despise our strictures, and
Stale 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
predate* the causes. It is bad prac I
to administer a remedy before we ma
a diagnosis. If we went back to fii
causes, we would indicate the rece
ctruotiun Aft?, the greatest politii
blunder of the century, as, the meit
ol' the Ku Klux. In our State, ho
ever, the organization would never ha
taken root if we had bei n spared t
late iniquitous election laws, the ar;
iiiy of negroes with guns and cadridy
(the latter being unnecessary for pi
poses of di ill,) the gross frauds of t
election in October, the numerous pi
don* issued by the Governor, and t
wholesale robbery by Stat J officials
money wrung from our people by enc
mous taxation. And again, it is w<
known that Joseph Crews, prominent
connected with the State Governmei
honored by- the Speaker of thc Hont
hud the traveling companion of oi
Governor, in effect encouraged murdc
arson and rapine, last summer, in'La
rens. What might have been the co
[sequences of that-advice, it is fearful
con template. He may be more succ?s
ful next sumiller.
In September or-October last, Jiu
Mobley, membenof the Legislature, ii
formed his negro friends that ten whi
men should be killed for every negi
murdered. Little did June then ?au
that his threat against our race won]
so literally be fulfilled against lu's owl
The a nt tuns ot the black race, and the
advisers towards the white people, ma
be also gathered from the muideiot
plans ol Crews and others, (then au
now Stale officials,) towards citizens <
Union and Laurens, so recently expose
through your columns by Kerrigan an
his: men. It was only a further pro<
of what we already felt, that thc whit
race wot?ld be taxed out, driven out c
killed ont-by negroes and their alli?
Here 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 munie
-the foulest, ever known in this Stat?
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
tiered because he had a " whits skin.
The murderers were a botty of ncgr
militia, at least twenty-five and mor
probably forty in number ; instigated
the white people of Union believe, am
may, in time, be able to prove, by El
lick Walker, captain of militia, ant
June S. Mobley, a legislator. Bad a
this murder was, it was a sign of wors
things, to Ree the entire negro race o
Union in active sympathy with th
murderers. Had it been left with the ne
groes, not one of them would havebeei
arrested, although they proclaimed thei
guilt wherever they went among thei;
own people. It is within bounds to as
sert that 200 negroes in Union Count]
wore accessories after the fact to thi
muller of Stevens, and that there an
not two dozen of that class who woulc
I have refuged 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 shol
the constable (Smith) on tue 1st day o
January. We condemn the act as un
lawful and criminal, but for the victim!
we have no sympathy. The negroes
on tho contrary, regard with incliner
ence the deed in the abstract ; their onl)
! feeling is sympathy for the murdered
i The manifesto left here by the Kn
; Klux sufficiently explains the immedi
! ate cause of the last raid on our jail.
I To take these prisoners-two of them
' red to the elbow with the blood of Stc
I vens-to Columbia, where the Legisla
ture was in session, composed, it was
'i bM??ved, of men-in active symp
;l with'the murderers,- was thought I
: tan&mount to a release. It was u
I f?i&te that Judge Thomas did no
: j de?ihe return . .tothe writ of' he
- : ckrfms to be made before him at Ur
or at his home, whichfitis presui
i?jH&in the limits of his circuit.
, ??'ttfr bf the Judge indicates thai
would sacrifice the peace of society !
anH furn the prisoners loose, to ?
?aMffice. The Zu Klux thought
escape of the' prisoners would be
i ev$tcompared to which the loss
; ig?fcet Thomas, to the bench of
SStn " Circuit would 'be insigrific
Such escam.wojulpl^be^a wrong tb I
.rac?, arid one of those wrongs wi
c?\?fl?f?iid redress Only from their bs
were-under another name
vi^khoe committee, with this dr!
? jerlj&fr--vigilance committees generi
haWthe tacit approval of their gove
;nie0fcf th?Ku Klux operate upon crii
corninitted by a.class of citizens s
'cia}& protected, befxie'uded and hou
ecj^y/our State. .'The vigilance. ct
rni^e.if-j however,.an unlawful orga
f" Q-?o is the Ku Klux. The a
e-.one find, an exact counterpart
fche--; for, so far as known,, i
vicips'of the Ku Klux have.been 1
jmen-dangerous citizens and well-kno
murderers. - *
"'Wefare no apologist for'the Ku Ki
|jNrjtfa'^ig Here written is an'apoloj
jTnV.Teader who so construes this let
finds'excuse sufficient iii what we hs
?eiiomerated .simply as causes. "We ci
iir^e'xciise these' s?lf-constituted av<
!ge$J?? white men's wrongs. "OL
ibegets'crime, but'does not excuse it.
kilima murderer is murder. To be pro:
bjjffar, judge, jury and sheriff, is a fe?
jf?.1 ?in-a sin legally and morally, a:
!a.jgin i.n His eyes to whom belonge
Vengeance. We.may have no justii
jbiit better to suffer and to wait. A b
government is better-than no gover
:m?Bt-'at;itll. Injustice is better th
anarchy. Negro militia can never st
theevil, no matter how strong in nui
The Columbia inion advises th
jtlie-y be sent, and- the County taxed
pay for them. We advise the Uni
to make a calculation of the cost
maintaining a thousand soldiers for
year, and compare it with the assess*
value of property in this County. Tl
proposition is ridiculous. Negro mi
tia are powerless against them. Tin
may be stopped, but only in one way
remove the causes which made the
fancy their organization a neeessit}
resior-egood government ; give the Sta
upright and able judge's and honest of
ciak:..stop the frightful expenditure
|TntrTTc' inonuy j rj_ Col n rn "Kia : jn-oseeut
indict and bring to trial such men ?
Neagle, Parker and Crews; disband tl
negro militia ; give the people intell
gent jurors, ancTlet convicts be punisl
ed,'and then will the Ku Klux be
tli'ng of the past. But let the Legish
ture and thc Stateoilicialsgo on as the
have gone on, and the time will soon t
when raids into Columbia, and aroun
that oapitol building, will cause oti
highly virtuous and in eiligent Legish
ture to forget U mon a nd Union mui
One more word. V?'care all suspeel
ed of active sympathy with the K
Klux, because we do not bring them t
trial. The thing is impossible. The;
ehroud themselves in a mystery whie
no one can unravel. Wheuco they come
and whither they go, no one knows
Their vuiue's are not recognized ; thei
horses are not known. They are neve
seen in day-light ; only in night. I
would seem that negroes would knov
when their masters felt home, and tool
their horses ont of the stable ; wouli
sometimos sec their disguises, nolici
the jaded appearance of man and horsi
after a night ol' wakefulness and han
riding. But it is not so. No negri
knows asin^le member pf the band ; il s<
they would tell it, if not here for fear
at any rate in Columbia. The whoh
negro race desiro tho suppression of the
Ku Klux ; but they can make no dis
cov'erics. Is it singular, then, that tin
whit - man, who spends his evening a
home-whose opportunities for detec
tion are so much less-should fail tc
find out names? We do not say tba'
all condemn the Ku Klux. Many set
the immediate good, and think noto
the consequent evil. But many, veiy
many, oppose and abhor these deeds
committed without any legal sanction
and they express their abhorrence ir
This letter has been made too long
We wrote, howevor, to show that thc
Ku Klux wor-e combating evils as dan
gerous to thc peace of society as thc
counter evils they perpetrate ; anti
that these fearful counter evils were
not approved of by all the people ol
upper South Carolina.
A YOUNG LADY OF SAVANNAH BURNT
TO DEATH.-Information was received
in Savannah, on Thursday last, of the
death, by fire, at 'Fernandina, Fla., ol
Miss Sarah Colo, daughter of Colonel
A. H. Cole, of Savannah, who was in
attendance as a pupil at the St. Mary's
Priory, or Episcopal School, at Fernan
I dina. But few particulars of the- mel
ancholy and heart-rending event have
been received. Beyond the fact, com
I municated by telegraph, that she was
i reading iii bed, Wednesday night, when
! 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 as among
the most beautiful and interesting young
ladies of Savannah.
r BOWEN'S CASE IN CONGRESS-Tho
Washington correspondent of the Prov
idence Journal says :
The narrow escape of Congressman
Bowen from conviction of bigamy cre
, ates r?nite 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 perjure1
himself, so that Bowen might escape
punishment. There is t alk among some
members of the House of an 'atter
to expel him from the House, not'
the charge of bigamy, but for thi
which he admitted during the tr
but the session is sd short that
subject will probably Be allowed
Has the Fifteenth Amendment bc
The New York Timcafo? Mondi
the 13th instant, says :
An important case as to the constil
tionality of the new election law
; Congress in' reference to. interfer?
with electors, promises- to come befe
the United States Surpreme Court, a;
it may also involve the question as
the constitutional ratification of t
Fifteenth Amendment. At the Co
gressional election in Newton Tow
ship, Camden County, New Jersey,
November last, it will be remember
the colored voters were prevented fro
voting, and a riot was created, the bc
lot box was smashed, and the sheriff
the county was compelled to quell tl
^disturbance. The alleged assailan
were at once arrested ana indicted, ar
at the present term of the United stat
District Court at Trenton one Franc
Souders has been found guilty of ." ui
lawfully interfering by force with qual
fied; voters (colored) fro.ii freely exe
cising the righ>t of suffrage." The coui
sel for the accused are two prominei
legal Gentlemen, Messrs.. Browning, <
Camden, and ex Chancellor Williamsoi
of Elizabeth, who, on Thursday nex
February 15, will argue the constiti
tionality of the Act under which Soud
ers was convicted. One point of th
argument, it is understood, is that th
Fifteenth Amendment to the constiti
tion was never legally ratified, and i
case of an adverse decision they wii
carry the entire matter to the Suprem
The Senate of the State of Indiana
few days since declared that the ratifi
cation of the amendment by that Stat
was not legally made, and it is claimei
that without that State the necessar;
number of States was not obtained fo
a legal ratification. The New Jerse;
Legislature, however, has just ratifi?!
the amendment, so that in case th
claim of Indiana should be sustained
the required number of States'will stil
hz on record, but whether a newprocla
niation should be needed will be a sub
ject for thc Court. In the meantime, a;
?his is the first conviction under tin
new Act, the result will be looked for
ward to with much interest, as not onh
establishing the legality of the Fifteentl
Amendment, but also as formally de
daring the right of the colored man tc
nil fcbo"logul-privileges and prolecti?r
given to thu white.
To FARMERS.-Of all the drearj
places, deliver us from the dreary farm
houses, which se-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 ; nc
cheering shrubs ; no neatness ; no trim
ness. And yet, a lawn, and trees, and
a neat walk, and a pleasant fence around
it, don't cost a great deni. They can be
secured little by little, at odd times and
the expense hardly felt. Aud if the
time comes when it is best to sell the
farm, fifty dui lars so invested, will often
bring back five hundred. For a man is
a brute, who will not insensib'y yield
to a higher price for such a farm, when
he thi mes of the pleasant surroundings
it offers to his wife and children. Farm
ers, beautify and adorn your farms; set
out orchards, shrubbery, shade trees ;
lay oil' lawns : build good fences ; put
up good gates, and paint or whitewash
your outhouses and fences.
Shocking Suicide in Brooklyn*
A suicide, W.hieh is shown by the
evidence to have been a very shocking
case, came to the knowledge of Coroner
Jones on Friday. The Coroner was
notified in the 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 throat, Coroner
Jones said he never- sftw a more shock
ing spectacle. The deceased was about
twenty-eight years of age and resided
with ins mother and sister. He was a
yerv intellectual young man, but was
at times subject to fits of melancholy.
He was the nephew of Judge Edmond's,
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 the deceased to
such an extent that it'became apparent
to his relatives and, friers that his
mind 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
his 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
across it, and did so, despite.h?>r 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
the doorway ; where he stopped, and
after lying a few moments he breathed
i HURRICANE IN BAKER COUNTY.-The
Albany Netos 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 wore
badly injured. It passed over Col.
Fluellyn's place, sweeping ev?ry-thing
before it, and killing five mules and in
juring aa 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. Reuben Jones
had twenty-five houses, including sheds,
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 hared
his arm and sailed into the worshippers
"powerful." He said women and men
should no more sit together under the
dropjiings 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
evening all 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 be a mem
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, Rejnold Street. Will
devote his strict personal atten'ion to thc STO
RAGE and SALK OF COTTON and OTHER
PRODUCE on Commission only.
LIBERAL ADVANCES uiadt on Consign
in en ts.
C' nsiguments solicited.
Also, Agent for tho sale nf tho ATLANTIC
.PHOSPHATE, a Fertilizer manufactured at
Charleston, S. C , under the direction and super
intendence of Or. St. Julien Raveuel, and re
commended as a first-class article.
Call or send for pamphlet containing the analy
sis of tho Phosphate, price and torms
REFERENCES.-J. T. Bothwell, Esq, H.H.
Hickman, President Savings Bank.
Augusta, Feb 7 2m 7
OAPT. WTXiTTTATrf TfTTRK^TW-taj unlj wfty
?zed Agentin the S.'a'c of South Carolina; and
all receipts or credits given hy him oi claims in
my favor, will bo approved of by mc.
Parties in Edgcfield indebted to toe for Goods
furnished in IS70, or years preceding. aTc earnest
ly requested t > settle up promptly when calico
upon by Capt. SriRBS.
Whilst I am profoundly grateful for the liberal
patronage bestowed on mo by tho good people ol'
Edgcfield, at thu 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 the earli
est possible moment.
Augusta, Feb. fi, 1871 Im 7
J. H. Glover k Barney Lamar, Ad'ors.
J. J. Glover.
BY Virtue of sundry Exocuiions to mo direct
oil , in the above slated case, I will sell at
E lirefiold C. H.. ou the first Monday in March
next, the 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 Molloy, Estate of Amanda
ll div au*) lands of others.
Terms Cash. Titles und Stumps extra.
JOHN H. MoDEVITT, S.E.C.
Feb 11 4tc 8
E. R. Whatley, 1
A. W. Atkinson,
Maria Atkinson J
BY virtue of an Execution to mc directed, in
the above itatod case. I will proccea >o soil
at Edgcfield C. H., on thc first Monday in March
nexr. tho following Real Estato tho property of
A. W. Atkinson, to wt:
ONE TRACT CF LAND, containing Five
Hundred and Ninety-three Acres, more or less,
.idjoining lands of T. W- Whatley, S. Sturzeneg
gor, John Westbrook and oihers.
?Sr" Terms Cash. Titles ?nd Stamps extra.
JOHN H. MCDEVITT, S. E. C.
Feb ll 4te 8
Sheriff 's Sale.
Nni.-cy E. Andrews, ")
vs. \ Fi Fa.
Ephraim Andrews, J
BY virtue of a Writ ol Fi Fa lo me directed in
the abovo stated case, I will proceed to sell
at Edgcfield C. H., on the first Monday in March
next, the following Real Estate, levied upon as
belonging to the Defendant, to wit:
ONE TRACT OF LAND, containing Thirteen
Uundred Acres, more or less, adjoining lands of
E. Devore, Suabron StnlnaUor and c hera.
Terms Cash. Titles and Stamps extra.
JOHN H. MCDEVITT, S.E.C.
Feb. ll 4te 8
State of South Carolina,
IN PROBATE COURT.
WaPon et al, "J
i Rice, Ad'or. et al. J
_ Pet'n for Par'n.
BY virtue of an Order from the Hon. D. L.
Turner, in this causr, I will sell at public
outcry, to the highest biddor, at Edgefield Court
Hou.-'e, on the fiist Monday in March next,
THE TRACT OF LAND described in the pe
tition, containing One Hundred Acres, more or
less, it being the Real Estate of WILLIAM
WALTON, dee'd , late of said County, a' joining
lands of Michael Witt, Mrs. Sadler, Marlin Witt
Terms Cash. Titles and Stamps cxlra.
JOHN H. MCDEVITT, S. E. C.
Feb. 11 4to 8
George M. Thew, Cashier,
The Southern Porcelain
Manufacturing Company. J
BY Virtue of a Writ of Fi Fa to me directod
in the above stated case, I will proceed to
sell at E IgefieM C. H.. on the first Monday in
March next, the following property, to wit:
ONE TRACT ~*F LAND, containing Seven
Hundred Acres, more or less, adjoining lands ol
the Paper Mill Company, Mrs. Mary B. Lamar
Terms Cash. Titles and Stamps oxtra.
JOHN ii. MCDEVITT, S.E.C.
Feb ll ' 4.te 8
TOR . .
H. L. L
WHOLESALE AND RETATL DEALER
S A SPECIALITY THIS SEASON, I
OFFER A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
NEW STYLES OF IMPORTED DRESS
GOODS, AT PRICES AS LOW AS BE
FORE TUE WAR.
n. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
IN PRINTS fer Drews and Shirts. I have
opeftf-t! a. treat variety of choice selections
of popular make?..
H. L. A. BALK, Augusto, Gi.
IN CASSIMERE AND JEANS, FOR
Genis and Boys' wear, a. carefully selectu i
Stock ?.1 (dieted at popular prices.
II. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
j&SSTKolice. is hereby given that 1 hare
added a Department .nf BO O 'J1 S and
SHOES, where a fvll assortment trill al
ways bc kept at New York prices.
H. L. A. BALK. Augusta. Ga.
t?s?' MY STOCK IN BROWN AND
BLEACHED SHEETINGS, SHIRTINGS,
PLATD AND STRIPED HOMESPUNS,
AND WOOLENS, IS VERY FULL, AND
OFFERED AT FACTORY PRICES..
H. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga. .
G HEAT BARGAINS ARE OFFERED
IN SHIRTS A ND SHIRT FRONTS,
QUILTS. TABLING DAMASKS, TOW
ELS, LINENS, TICKINGS, SUSPEND
ERS, HOSIERY, &c.
H. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
My fadiities enalbo me to buy vrlciu
Good.* *ro ch- a;?C:t.
j?a-1 SELL AS LOW AS TEE SAME
GOODS HAN 3E SOLD ANYWHERE.
H. L. A. BALK, Augusta, G?.
j?:Sr*I Ask Owly One Price !
H. L. A. BALK, Augura, Ga.
ALL GOODS WARRANTED TO BE
H. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
?2?"A1I cr ier-., io ir sure a prompt and
careful attention, Rho lld bo adiVessud to
II. L. A. BALK, Augusta, Ga.
Feb 15 ot* S
REEDER & DAVIS,
Genera I Com mission H ercha lils,
Charleston, S. C.
OSWIIM. RKKDKK. ZIMMTRMAN Pt ri?.
(Jet 17 lim 4:1
WM. SHEPHERD & CO.,
No. 24, Mayne St., Charleston, S. C.,
Ranges, ami Heating Stoves.
zj^'Pictures of Steven, with Prices and De?
oription. will "he sent upon application.
Charleston, June 30 ly 27
M ACHINE OIL,
LUBRICATING OIL at 80 rta., for Heavy
KEROSENE OIL .:: *0 ct?, per gallon. By
thc five gallon?, .SO et?, fer gallon.
SEWING MACHINE OIL, very fine.
For sa!? l>jr
?. L. PENN Dru.iiit.
Feh 23 _tf_s?__
Hamilton's compound Troches cf
FOR N- n-r'??-niioa or ince* tin<n.-n of Urine,
irrita'i n. inflamtnatinn or ulcer : ?ion ot' th?
Bladder <>r Kidney, disease-- ot" t!:?; pro*'ntl?
glands, sto'iu in ibo bladder, ?travo!, Dropsical
Swellings, and all diseases incidental to female*,
for weakness arising from exces.-es or inditcre
tim, and all diseases of the urir try organs in
For FHle by G. L. PENN. Dru^i-H
Feb 22 _ tf 9
A Chance for a Bargain.
WE will .?ell at pubi c outcry, cn Salet-day
in March next, a' Edgeiield C. ll, tbat
VALUABLE TRACT OF LAND on which Wm.
T. Mathis now reside?, containing about Twq Hun
dred and Fifty Acre.?". This Plantation < r Tract
of Land ia situated in Edgefield County, about
12 miles N. W. of C urt House. Persons deming
to purchuse will consult their interest by exam
ining the p ace. Titles guaranteed.
Terms made known on day ot r-alo.
WM. T. (JARV,
H. W. ADDISON.
Feb 15 _St S
ALL persons indebted to tbc Estate of Mrs. N.
M. MORRIS, dee'd., will nuke p -yin .nt on
or hy tho lfith day of March, 1S71, <o the under
signed ; and nit those having dem: n ls against
said Estate will present thom, properly attested,
on or by tho day above mentioacd, or they will
be barred by law.
ARTEVESA MORRIS. \ ...
CORNELIA COSLEY, j **ors
Feb. 15 ' 4f_S__
Lamps and Chimneys.
ALARGE Aasortmat t jolt received, by
G. L. P?NX, Druggist.
Feb 15 _ tf_8
Henry's Sewing fi)achino Gil.
G. L. PENN, Druggist,