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Thc Governor's Pica.
The declarations of Governor Scott in
regard to the political aud financial condf
tion ol' the St ito, printed in Tho News of
yesterday, arc highly satisfactory as Sir as
they g- >. Th--.- announce thai thc Stale
debt is only ?S,000,000 instead of $16,
000,000 ; that there will be L? difficulty
in obtaining au extension ol ..?ic time al
lowed for paying the tax of 1871 : that the
May Convention, if steered clear of poli
tics, is likely to do far more good than
hann ; thai there is a better political feel
ing in the State than at any previous time
since the accomplishment of Reconstruc
tion ; that tlie representation of minorities
is necessary and right ; that, in appointing
officials, regard will be had to tho Illness
and qualifications of a man rather than to
his claim< as a mere politician. This is a
rose-colored view to take of the situation,
and th- people would like to be able to
pin their faith to tho statements of one
who can evidently be jolly under tho most
depressing circumstances. But the events
of the past three or four years have made
this a sceptical people. The act is now the
interpre ter of thc word, in the case of Gov
ernor ?cot? no less than in that of Leslie
or Crews or Whittcmore. How far. then,
are thc semi-official declarations of Gov
ernor Scott confirmed by the most trust
worthy information previously in posses
sion of the people"
In the first place we would correct one
erroneous impression. ( r< lyerin >r Scott says
that he believes thai a large majority of
thc v:hites "are Republicans at heart, for
the reason very easily understood, that
thc chief issues of the Democratic party,
so far as thc Slate wa-? con ern? I, : ve ab
sorbed in the. Fourteenth and Fifteenth
amendments to the Constitution, or are
settled by the war." We admit that, in
this Stat-, the negro question is settled as
a political is.-ue. The amendments to the
United States Constitution, which give
:he colored people their freedom and the
right to vote, arc nov." in operation in such
a form that they cannot be abrogated ex
cept by another revolution. We hold,
then, that the majority of the whites in
South Carolina do recognize the civil and
political equality of the colored race, and
nave no thought of receding from the po
sition, in that regard, which they occupi
during the Reform canvass. But this does
nor make them R< publicans, as thc words
of Governor Scottappear tosusgest. When
eve ? there is, in Stale or Federal affairs, a
political canvass, the whites will vote cn
?na$sr against tho Republican party. A
purely Reform, movement may be kept
clear of politics, and in such a movement
Radicals and anti-Radicals may work and
vote together, but wherever politics enter
into the canvass the whites will vote
squarely against Radicalism. And for
obvious reasons. A recognition of the po
litical rights of the negro d? es not read a
man, or any set of men. out of the Demo
cratic party. New York stands to-day
where boath Carolina stands, and so do
lao great States ol'fae West. Tho De
mocracy of the present-as far as can be
judged from the action o: separate States
-are flatly opposed to arraying that party
against negro suffrage. On the otb? r hand
tiiere are important questions on which
the Democratic party will claim the sup
port; of the whites, and of the blacks, in
every other State. We want a sound cur
rency, a reduction of expenses, an aboli
tion o: the protective tariff, end non-in
terference unth (he reserved Rights cf tia
States. Tires? we cannot obtain ft ?ra th<
Radical party. We agree with Gov?rnoi
Scott in thc belief that ICu-Kluxism would
consolidate Republicanism in the North as
'.veli as the South. But, if he carries (?ut
his promised reforms, there can be no Ku
Kiuxisu, and the questions of free trade
and taxation will then lead to the triumph
ol' the opponents of Radicalism here as
throughout the land
Upon tin- subject of the Slate debt we
can, at this time, say but lillie. Governor
Scott admits that the debt of the State
i outside of the railroad guarantees) is about
.StS.OOO.OOO, and that there are, besides,
?2,200,000 of. other bonds in the hands ol
.die Financial Agi ni of the State. This is
all thai we h?ve claimed. We bave said,
a,nd say still, lina tin- $2,200,000 of bonds
now in New York are a part of the publie
?teht, and must so remain until the money
borrowed upon their security is repaid
and the bonds (hons'lvcs are cancelled
Governor Scott says that the Floating
Debt (for which the bonds ar* pawned) is
only $1,000,000, and that he has hall that
sum in cash m the Treasury. We are glad
:o hoar it. When the Floating Debi is
raid and the hypothecated bonds art
/?noten to ic <an celled, we will cheerfully
put the debt down at Governor Scotti
Wc think that the semi-official utter
ances of Governor Scott will do good. This
is not a mulish people. When they are
convinced that the Executive is in down
right earnest in ail that he promises to
perform, he will have no cause to complain
of a lack of appreciation of his efforts to
improve the political and financial condi
tion of th<-Stat-- -Charleston News.
We regret to hear that afoul and cold
1 looded murder was committed in our
c ;.nty. on Sunday night last. Six un
known person! approached the house ol
Mr. Robert Melton, in the upper uart ol
th ? county, and hailed, when Mr. Melton,
his wife and daughter, went to the door:
rho whole party tired, instantly killing
Ls. Melton, mortally wounding Melton,
.=:r J severely ' ai not' dangerously v.-nnd
their daughter. There are varions
surmises as to who wei-" the perpetrators
. t" this outrag?. some supposing they wen.
J".:.moors of ute Ku Klux organization,
some that they were negroes, many ol
whom were said io be much enraged
.!g.ii?i-t Melton, and others suppose they
.V re a body cf outlaws from North Caro
.. t. We have never heard of Ku Klux
maltreating iv n when they inflicted
nunishraenl, always taking tin victims 1
distance from their : irnilies : this, if uotb
ingelse, would lead tts to the belief that
this outrage was thc result of personal
malice rather than the organized punish
ment of crime, real or supposed. Our
citizens should use even* effort to ferret out
and bring to just ico the authors 01 this
Since writingthe hove wc haye receiv
er! :? let;er frc in W. .11 IL.mia. Esq., Coro
ner from which we learn tha? Mr. Melton
died about sundown Tuesday evening.
Thc family w :? aroused 1 elw< >"?'. 1 and -
o'clock Monday mprning by the barking oj
the dog. and on going ott. to .--e.- who .t
was were fired ort. Melton received two
wounds, one in ;!:<. stomach and. one in
thc hip; Mrs. Melton reeeivedtonc wound
in tho breast, and died almost instantly :
their daughter received one wound in thc
hip. Aha! an-! pistol were left at thc
gate: the assailants left going m tho di
rection, of the Charlotte and Camdon road.
The jury of inquest were unable to gain
any clue as ; 1 thc perpetrators of themur
der.-Chesterfield Democrat, 21st.
A '. Kt: KLUX" TitlAL.-We learn that
a party of six or seven disguis ?.! men
Visited the residence of David T. Barrett,
in this County, during th?- nigh I of the
4th ins-ant, in search of State arms, sup
posed to be in Barrett's custody. Mr.
Barret-, mad" complaint before w. B.
William?, Trial Justice, charging that three
of his nearest neighbors, to wit : John
Caldwell, James Barber and Lowry Smith.
were of thc party that visited his premi
ses at the time stated. The accus?e! were
arrested and recognized to appear on Sat
urday last fora preliminary exam ?nat iou.
Upon this examination the prosecutor
stated that no personal violence was in flic ted
upon himself or family-that he could not
swear positively, but only as to belief, and
that his impres-ion was based upon cir
cumstances that led him to suspect the
parties above named. A portion of the
testimony introduced by the accused was
that of colored persons. Upon the con
clusion of the testimony the Trial Justice
decrded that the complaint was not sn<
tained, and ordered the discharge of the
o?rties. The State was represented by 1.
D. Witherspoon, Esq., and thc accused by
T. J. Bell, Esq. We trust that onrjxiople
will recognize th?- necessity of discoura
ging all such unlawful assemblages: So
long-as such acts are continued, so long
will the innocent be liable to such charges
as-were preferred in the case mentioned
- A New York paper lately announce
ed.that Olive Logan had '.married lier
u ode." . What the . eelitor. wrote was
'1 sp rained her ankle" j
Edgefield, S. C., April 'ZI, 1871.
1 inpoi ta tit Counsel to the southern
Tl ie address of the Democratic Congress
men to the people of the country has been
issued, and is signed by fourteen sena
tors and ninety-five members of the
House. From the concluding portions
ol' the address, the following is extracted :
Everything that malicious ingenuity
could suggest has been done to irritate
the people of the Middle and Southern
States. Gross and exaggerated charges
of disorder and violence owe their origin
to the mischievous minds of potential
managers in the Senate and House of
Representatatives, to which the Execu
tive has, we regret to say, lent his aid,
and thus helped to inflame the popular
feelings. In all this course of hostile
legislation and harsh resentment, no w ord
of conciliation, of kind encouragement,
or fraternal feeling/has ever been spoken
by the President, or by Congress, to thc
people of the Southern' States-they have
been addressed in tho language of pro
scription. We earnestly entreat our fel
low-citizens in all parts of the Union to
spare no effort to maintain peace and or
der, to carefully protect tho rights of
every citizen, to* preserve kindly rela
tions among all men, and to discounte
nance nnd^disconrage any violation of the
rights ol'any portion of the people secured
under tito constitution, or any of its
amendments. And in conclusion, ear
nestly be:: of you not to aid the present
attempts of Radical partisans to stir up
strife in the land, to renew the issues of
war, to obstruct tho return of peace and
prosperity to the Southern States, because
it is thus that they seek to divert the at
tention of the -country from the corrup
tion and extravagance in their adminis
tration of public affairs, and thc danger
'iiis and profligate- attempt they are ma
king towards the creation of a centralized
Narrow Gauge Railroads.
The comparative advantages and the
relative cost of the construction of broad
and narrow gauge railroads are now at
tracting general investigation throughout
tiie country. It is particularly desirable
that information calculated tr) lead toa
cheapening of the construction of rail
ways should bo disseminated throughout
the South. Would not one of these
narrow gauge railroads be just the thing
to connect the town of Edgetield with the
Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad?
. from the Knoxville Chronicle, of a lato
dato, we take an extract front an article
by Capt. 0. <-L Yaukerhoff, civil engineer,
giving some most interesting facts show
ing the comparative eo?;t of tito two sys
tems of railway. It will be found to re
pay perusal :
The following is a comparative cost of
the five foot and three foot gauges after
graded and prepared for the track. No
definite figures can be made in reference
to the grading, as it would vary in differ
ent localities. Grading per mile will av
erage between Si,OOO and 88,000, accord
ing to tho locality and the amount of
bridging and masonry to bc put up.
Five Foot Gauge-Sail Fifty-five Pounds
to thc Yard.
S7 tons of rail at $70 00 per ton - $6,090 00
400 rail splices at 100 - - - - 400 00
5,500 spikes at 5 - - - - 275 00
2,040 crossties at 50 - - - - 1,820 00
Lavin;.'1 mile track - - - - 50000
Three foot guage-Bail Thirtg Pounds to
471 tons rails at $75 00 - $3,582 50
330 rail splices at 50 - 1G500
352 lbs spikes at (J - 21120
8,000 crossties at 25 - 75000
Laying 1 mile track - :,00 00
Difference in favor narrow gauge $3,50830
Cost of rolling stock-engines half loss
than the broader gauge: Coaches, ears,
etc., over half less, according to style and
From this estimate a fair statement can
be made that a three-foot narrow gauge
?.an be built for one-half less than tho
wi (ter gauge.
Comparative weights and capacity ol
Full Gange-Eight Wheeled Oar.
Weight of car empty, pounds 20,000
Weight of car loaded, pounds -to,ooo
Paying freight, pounds - - 20,000
Narrow Gauge-Four Wheeled C<tr.
Weight of car empty, pounds 4,500
Weight of car loaded, pound's 12,000
Paying freight, pounds - - 8,000
Here the narrow gauge has the advan
tage in paying freight-giving a larger
profit per car than the broader gauge.
First-class narrow gauge I leomotives
can be built for between $4,< Wi and$0,000.
Passenger can, according to finish, will
cost from $1,000 to 83,000. Creight cars
from $200 to $500. Passenger ears used
will seat :i0 persons, and front all the in
formation to be had the passenger rides
witt as ?miclt ease and comfort as on the
The Gruniteville Manufacturing
At a meeting of the stockholders of the
Graniteville Manufacturing Company,
held in Augusta, on Thursday last, con
siderably more than one-third of the
stock was represented in person, anda
heavy representation by proxies. The
election resulted in the choice of thc fol
lowing named gentlemen : President
H. IL Hickman. Directors-Janies P.
Uoyce, W. L. Trenholm, A. S. Johnston,
John M. Clark, H. Beattie, A. B. David
son, Alexander Macbeth.
The entire old board wt;.; re-elected,
except Captain J. J. Gregg, who, having
retired, Mr. Macbeth, of Charleston, was
elected in his stead. Ail Mis old execu
tive oflicers were continued in office, viz:
W. E. McCoy, cashier; James H.Giles,
secretary; George Kelly, manager ; John
The Income Tax Nuisance?
The returns of the Income Tax the
present year (says the New York Day
Dook,) show that the gros-, amount col
lected will scarcely pay the cost of the
official service to obtain it. Why then do
Grant A' Co. insist upon ke< ping this in
fliction upon the people? Simply to re
tain in oilier' a horde of ciro ic. , who can
be made serviceable to i '.m when thc
time comas to vote; but wa > unservicea
ble to the people at large in noway what
ever. Time was, when office-holders
were elected anil appointed to serve the
people. That time lias pa ,sed away, it
appears. They are kept in their places
as to ds ol' the reigning power, to do little
or no work, and arc supported by honest
industry, to be subject to the orders of
any demagogue who may deed their vote.
There are serious grounds for Fed
eral interference in theaflairs of the loyal
city of Cincinnati. Col. Wm. Travis, a
i.-olorcd gontleman, who slings a graceful
razor, digs out a corn or bunion with
neal ness and dispatch, and is, withal, no
slouch in military affairs, saw lit in the
exercise of his rights and privileges as a
freeman, to vote for a Democrat. On
.Monday night, while peacefully sitting
on ids door step smoking a- segar and
revolving various schemes for the re
demption and regeneration of his race,
Mr. Travis was " yanked" into thc street
by ti body of colored Ku Klux, and most
foully and inhumanly mauled. The mid
night assassins smote him in the ribs,
barked his shins, punched his head,
tweaked as much of Iiis nose as they
could get hold of, and put mice under his
eyes. In the meantime the police watch
ed tho proceedings from a neighboring
corner, and turned a deaf car to poor
Travis' roars of anguish. Wo call upon
Congress to do something for Cincinnati
and for Travis. Of what benefit Ls the
privilege of suffrage toan African if be
cannot vole for whom ho pleases?
PERSONAL.-We were much gratified
ai meeting, las! evening, at the Kimball
House, on his way from tjie West, Major
W. T. Gary, of Edgefield, South Carolina.
The Major is one of the most popular and
promising young lawyers in that State, and
it jerold sustain a great lois if attractions
should be lound elsewhere sufficient to ]
cause him to eioigratc-Atlauta InteUi
Specini Premiums ou Home Made
Among the Special Premiums to be
awarded at the Annual Fair of the Cotton
States Mechanics' and Agricultural Fair
Association, at Augusta, Ga., on tho 31st
October next, none will excite more in
terest among agriculturists than those of
the Dickson Fertilizer Company, of that
city, for crops made exclusively hy Horne
Made Manure. The premiums are for
Corn, Wheat, Oats, Sweet Potatoes, aud
Pea Vine Hay, and the total amount is
Ono Thousand Dollars.
Col. JAMES T. GARDINER, President of
the Dickson Fertilizer Company, in sub
mitting his proposition to Mr. E. II.
GRAY, the Secretary of tho "Mechanics'
and Agricultural Fair Association," says :
" The purpose of the Dickson Fertilizer
Company in offering these Premiums is
in good faith to stimulate and encourage
real thrift and industry on tho Farm, and
especially that branch of it which rerates
to saving and utilizing the abundant ele
ments of fertility which now go to waste
absolutely, and are lost.
M We feel assured that by so doing, we
promote the general welfare of the coun
try to an extent proportioned to the suc
cess of our efforts, and from which we
shall reap large benefits, both in our own
and all other benches of business. It
has been found true, in older and more
tliicklv settled countries, that a general
appreciation of the art of good tillage
end high manuring has induced alike,
economy of manures at homo, and liberal
purchases from abroad."
Below we append the Premiums of
The Dickson Fertilizer Company of
Augusta, Ga., offers tho following Special
Premiums on Upland Crops, made by
the uso of Home Manures alone.
The purpose of these Premiums is to
encourage the production of Provision
Crops, and to promote that department
of farm economy and industry which
relates to the manufacture of composts
and Manures at home.
COEN.-lst-For the the best average
crop cf Upland Corn, not less than
five acres, ?300.00
WHEAT.-2d-For the best avor
age crop of Wheat on Uplands,
not less than five acres * ?200.00
OATS.-3d-For the best, crop of
Oats, on five acres Uplands $300.00
SWEET POTATOES.-4th-For the
best ? deld, per acre, of Sweet
Po*, .oes, on not less than two
PEA-VINE HAY.-5th-For the
best yield, per acre, of Pea"
Vino'Hay, on not less than
five acres, $100.00
CONDITIONS.-1st. The competing crops
must be grown on Uplands that have not
been manured with any commercial
manure within three years.
2d. The manures applied on the com
peting crop shall be such as are entirely
home-made, with no touch or taint of
, any bought element. Composts of cot
j ton seed, muck, bones, etc., may be used,
however artificially made, providod none
of tlio material is prepared oil* of the
Farm, and no chemical or commercial
fertilizer used in making up.
3d. The land and the crop shall be
measured and certified to in writing by
two disinterested and competent parties.
Specimens of each crop shall bc exhibi
ted, viz: ono bushel or more of corn,
wheat and oats ; two bushels of potatoes,
and one bale of hay. Each competitor
shall state in writing, what sort of ma
nu ro was applied to his crop, and when
and how applied, and if a compost was
used, how the same was made.
The Premiums will be awarded under
tho auspices of tho Augusta Cotton States
Fair Association, at the annual Fair on
the 31st day of October, 1871, by commit
tees appointed for the purpose.
JAMES T. GARDINER,
President Dickson Fertilizer Co.
Augusta, Ga., April 4th, 1871.
Some of our Edgefield farmers are
adepts in the art of making Home Made
Manures, and of raising very superior
Crops from the proper uso thereof, and
we hope they will enter the lists, and
compete for some or all of the liberal
premiums so liberally offered by thc
Dickson Fertilizer Company.
^S9' The admirable speech, delivered
in thc House of Representatives on th<!
4th of April, by Hon. S. S. Cox, of New
York, on the Ku Klux bill, has tho fol
lowing text from Mirabeau on the fron
.? Too often arc bayonets tho only reme
dy applied to the convulsions of oppres
sion. But bayonets never re-establish
but tho peace Oi terror, tito silence of des
potism. Ah ! the people aro not a furious
herd which must be kept in chains. Al
ways quiet and moderate when truly
free, they are violent and unruly under
those governments whoro they aro sys*
tcmatically debased, in order* to have II
pretext to despise them."
Deutti of a Carpet-Bnttger,
Zephaniah Platt, drawing pay, and
playing the role as Judge of tho Second
Circuit, embracing the Counties of Barn
well, Colletonnnd Beaufort, died at Aiken
on thc 20th inst.
*' Southern Millionaires."
The Aberdeen (Mississippi) Examiner
repeats Wendell Phillips' sanguinary
suggestion us to the proper mode of sub.
duing the Southern people, and makes
some very appropriate comment? upon
the same as ('. :
"Wendell iUipssays that 'nothing
short of shr g half a* dozen Southern
millionaires . . the drumhead will awe
thc Ku Klux into submission.' Wen
dell is exactly right about that, for as
there is not a Southerner. ' wi thin the
whole length and brcadtli ol' the land
that can be termed a " millionaire," and
as:dl the-so-called '.Southern million
aires' arc carpel-baggers who came to
our country beggars, and have stolen all
they have, we have no doubt their exe
cution would have a very mollifying
effect on the Ku Klux. Warmoutii, ol
Louisiana, and Scott, of South Carolina,
will be goori men to begin on."
-, . ?<?>.-.- -
The large wads of false hair worn down
the neck is a fashion rapidly dying out.
Entire suits of white material will be
worn this season by fashionable young
Black silk suits continue in favor this
spring, and arc trimmed elaborately with
lace, fringe, and jet.
Nilsson collars and culls-a recent wrin
kle-are cut round, edged with narrow
lace, and should be worn with ft light
It is understood that a white flannel
suit, wide-brimmed straw hat, with deep
black band, will be tho correct costume
for the jeanette (force, at tho places of
fashionable resort this summer.
Large white umbrellas, scolloped round
the edge, are again in vogue, and are des
tined to regain their former popularity.
Z8r Tiley have reduced the Connecti
cut election puzzle down to the proposi
tion that if the. Legislature approve thc
report of the official canvassers, English,
the Democratic candidate for Governor,
will have twenty-five majority ; if it ap
prove the statements of other officers,
Jewell, tho Republican, will be elected
by ninety majority. Morris Tyler, Re
publican, is elected Lieutenant-Governor
by 1?2 majority.
J3T 1). C. Wolf, a leading Radical of
Lancaster Count}', and eight others, arc
out in a card in thc Ledger, in which they
state " we believe that tho timo has come
when all good and honest men should
join together and condemn these evils.
In the past we have always tried to act
up to what we thought was right and
best. And now, with all tho facts before
us, we come out openly, fairly and
squarely, and denounco the present ad
ministration of the State Government
And all of thc good colored poople in our
neighborhood will join us in this,"
\y Jenny Lind's husband, Otto Gold
smith, has sued several newspapers in
England for publishing a false statement
that he luid'abused and impoverished lils
wife, and that they had separated by mu
tual consent. It was proved on the trial,
by the testimony of Mrs. Goldsmith her
self, and a number of other witnesses!
that there was not a word cf truth ip the
calumnious story.. Tho damages, given
for tho plaintiff in tho suits were ?750, ,
?500, and ?750. , I
THE DETERMINATION OF LAURENS.
The ono absorbing subject was the taxes,
and wc hoard but one opinion expressed,
viz : That the people cannot and will not
pay them. This determination-ia not the
.result.of excitement or under passion; but
it arises from a conviction on the part of
' tilt; property-hohler? that in this way and
in this only can they protect themselves
and their property from- the Shylocks .of
thc .Scott.ayriasty, who. would, if possible,
take the last pound of flesh. Calmly have
they .determined, and, if necessary, they
will stand by it to the bitter end. They
feel themselves unable to meet the extra
ordinary demands made upon them, even
if they believed it just and they were
willing, and if they must lose the little
that is left them, the opinion pr?vails that
it is better to lose it in a ninnly effort to
protect it rather than let it go voluntarily
into the hands -of the harpies who are
daily feeding upon our vitals. All the
bayonets that Cirant can spare from his
elections cannot alter this feeling and de
termination, and if our property is forced
upon the block it will require a larger ar
my than the one at his disposal to protect
the new purchasers. The people will not
INTERVIEW WITH GOVERNOR SCOTT.
A number of the committee appointed by
the meeting held in Lancaster County, on
sales-day last, to lay before Governor Scott
the grievances complained of in the pre
amble and resolutions adopted at said
meeting held an audience with his Excel
lency on last Friday. The Ledger savs
that the excitement in the county may be
allayed ; that the mission is regarded by
the committee as highly successful. Thc
requests, which were not immediately
granted, we were most positively assured
should receive an early and impartial in
vestigation. The committee were favora
bly impressed with the candid manner in
which the Governor received their sugges
tions. We may state further, i relation
to the militia arms, that we have the as
surance of the Governor that they will be
immediately withdraw" from the county.
The Columbia onion of Monday,
Information from a reliable source, reach
ed the city Saturday, of the murder of
Peter J. Lemans, Esq., Chairman of thc
Board of County Commissioners of Clar
endon County, while riding in his buggy,
on the road, about two miles from Man
ning, by parties unknown. The body
when found was pierced by six bullets, and
the number of tracks in thc neighborhood
indicated that the murdered man was at
tacked by a considerable party. When
our informant left, no clue to the murde
rers had been discovered. This is one of
the most cowardly murders yet perpetra
ted by the assassi?s who are bringing woe
to our State.
Mr. Lemans is the same man referred
to in the Union several weeks since, as
having been visited by a body of disguised
men, who, it was reported, ordered him to
leave the State, and probably his refusal to
do so has resulted as above narrated.
HORSE THIEF CAPTURED.-Between 12
o'clock and daylight on last Friday night,
a horse thief managed to enter the prem
ises of Robert- Butler, Esq., who lives in
Edgefield county, S. C., a few miles from
the city, and took a horse from the stable,
making his escape with the animal unde
tected. Soon after daylight, however, thc
theft was discovered, and Mr. Butler and
his son started iii pursuit. The trail was
soon discovered anti was followed with such
rapidity, that at ten o'clock in the morn
ing the thief, mounted on the horse, was
overtaken in Barnwell county, thirty miles
from where the theft was committed. The
thief, a colored man, named James Clay,
was arrested, brought back to Hamburg
and lodged in jail.-Chronicle & Sentinel.
Dinn, in Edgefield, S. C.,-dear to her
. as thc life-long home in which she had
, seen so many hours of grief, and yet so
many hours of jov,-on tho 28th March
1871, LOUISIANA J. PENN, daughter
of Capt. BRITTON' M IMS, one of the enrli
. est and most honored citizens of this sec
tion, and wife of ?.'iconoJ-: L. PKNN, Esq.,
in the Gist year of her age.
Death has rarely claimed for his own a
.moro spotless sullijoet than this beautiful
and beloved woman. Aftern life of hum
ble piety, of noble unselfishness, and of
active duty in all womanly relations, she
has quietly met the summons and gone
to tho eternal rest promised to tho pure
' in heart. Surviving, by a number of
years, three noble and beloved children,
. whoso loss east a visible and permanent
shadow upon her gentle heart, and leaving
behind, a husband with whom she had
dwelt in calm and affectionate harmony
for moro than forty years, and devoted
children and grand-children unto thc
third generation, she was permitted to
exercise all her faculties to the last, and
peacefully to fold her arms in tho sleep
ol'death. Yes, peacefully-nay triumph
antly ?-although for many weary months
previous, her chamber had been to her
a furnace ol' fiercest bodily affliction.
, Her passage through tho " dorm waters"
was loin; and tedious, but trusting liri il v
upon hor Cod, she inarched braw.V
through, and now rests upon His bosoni,
! or walks through thc " green pastniv.-"
with the lost children whom she so lung
panted to join-the LAUB V, the GEOBOI K,
the EDDIKJ whom none knew but to ION c.
Her Christian character was pure and
beautiful. In early lifo she enlisted uii
I der the banner of* Christ crucified, and
took upon her the vows of the Baptist
Church-thc Church of her fathers. She
lived the li fe of a pure aird humbleChris
tian, and dying, had no fear, lind but one
regret-that of leaving behind her so
nuiny whom she loved and who loved
her. JBoery body loved hey.' And thc
poor rise up daily and call her blessed.
An aged man, whose helpmate is also
aged and stricken, said to tl A writer only
. two days back, "For twenty-five years
she sent my wife a Christinas dinnor."
How eloquently, of eharitv, of generosi
ty, of unselfishness, of Christian love,
ones such a fact speak I And how many
in Edgeliejd could bear like testimony I
And we, our unworthy self, could b? a
In comparison with the loss of a moth
er, other bereavements seem trifling.
Thc mother who fills so large a space in
the domestic heaven ; she who busied
herself so unweariedly for the precious
ones around ' ber. Bittier, bitter is the
tear that falls on her cold clay ! You stand
beside her collin and think of the past.
It seems an amber-colored pathway,
where thc sun ahouo upon beautiful
flowers, or tim stars hung glittering over
head. Fain would the soul linger thore !
No thorns are remembered save those
your own hands may unwillingly have
planted, lier noble* tender heart lies
open to your inmost sight. You call to
mind all ber gentleness- ..d her purity,
all ber loy . ' ' " ...otion. But she
is dead ! Tho t^ar neart that has so often
pillowed your aching head, now rests in
thc still darkness upon a pillow of clay.
The hands that have ministered so unti
ringly are folded, white and cold, be
neath the gloomy portal. The heart whose
every beat mcas'ured an eternity of love,
lies under your feet 1
And thero js so strange a hush in every
room ; no light footstep passing around ;
no smile to greet you at nightfall. And
the old clock-how it ticks and strikes ?
It was such music when she could hear
it; but now it seems an everlasting knell
on the hours through which you watched
tho shadow of death gathering upon her
sweet and idolized face. And every day
the clock repeats that old story, telling
many and many a tale of beautiful words
and deeds that are registered above. And
you feel-oh, how of ten-that the graNO
cannot keep hor !
She was truly a lovely and a noble wo
man-such a one as we meet with but
once in a lifetime. And the writer es
teems lt a precious! hor,or to have been
numbered among her friends. As in ber
lifo wo shared at times with her family in
tho joy of her presence, so in hor death
wo grieve with them at the loss of the
light that has departed from our midst.
But to mourn for her save in the loss
which'tho living incur in being deprived
of so bright an examplo of Christian vir
tue, would bo to deplore her rescue from
tho inevitable ills of this life, and the
earthly sufferings which fell to her lot.
Rather should hor death bo accepted as
the crowning of hor well spent lifo-tho
calling to hor reward of one long prepar
ed and patiently awaiting bor Master's
Her funeral took placo in tho Baptist
Church on tho Friduy followinghor death;
and beautiful words of Christian love,
and odmmendation, and warning, and
exhortation, wero spoken above her by. a
loyod and honored servant of God, who
bad spoken thus, in days gofio by, oyor
the remain? of dier departed mother and
sister, Edgefield..ft>llowed her to her
grave In.tears and sadness !
I* We will not think of her entombed \
We'll think of her in Heaven."
- B, I
JC5T A Washington letter, in noticing
the manner in which the Ku-Klux bill was
finally passed, savs:-." Some appeals were
made to the President by latter from New
York to Veto the bill; but he signed it in
five minutes after receiving it, and inform
ed Republican senators that immediately
on bis return from St. Louis he. should
proceed with its vigorous enforcement.
4 ? >ta*> ? .
. jB?* The London Times is not altogeth
er sanguine of an Immediate settlement
of the Alabama claims, and warns the
British public th?t it is not very certain
whether a treaty will bo ratified by the
American Senate, even after thc work of
tho joint high commission is completed.
?&- The Dan River and Coal Fields
Railroad Company organized in States
ville, last week, under the charter grant
ed by tho Legislature.' Col. Wrrr^obrn
ston was elected President. Tb? road is
to connect Statesville .and Danville, Vir
Notice to Grocers.
An unprincipled firm have recently
been copying our advertisements entire,
with the single exception of substituting
their name in place of ours. The imposi
tion, although well calculated to deceive
your customers, can be easily avoided by
a little care on your part to seo that
DOOLEY'S YEAST POWDER is the one they
are searching for. Whilo tho action of
, tho party only adds further testimony to
the popularity of our Yeast Powder, we
deem this caution necessary, not only (br
your protection but that of the customer.
DOOLEY <fc BROTHER, 69 NOW Street, Nev
York. 2teow 8
AUGUSTA, April 25.
GOLD-Buying at 109 and selling at lil.
COTTON-To-day's market has ruled
quiet but steady at. yesterday's quota
tions : full style Liverpool middling, 13J ;
New York middling, 13?@13J. Sr.les,
405 bales. Receipts, 155 b<Ues.
BACON-Stock large and market un
changed; C. Sides, 12; C. R. Sides, Hi;
Shoulders, 9@9i; Hams, 13@20; Dry
Salt Shoulders, 8 ; Dry Salt C. R. Sides,
Hi ; D..S. Clear Sides, ll.
CORN-Prime white is selling at ?1?
105 by the car load from depot; retail,
WHEAT-We quote choice white, $185 ;
amber, ?1 75.
FLOUR-City Mills, $750@10; at re
tail, 81 $ barrel , higher. Country, $7 50
@10, according to quality.
CORN MEAL-?1 at wholesale ; ?110
OATS-Co (5) 80.
W. GRAHAM & CO.
"WlLL give strict attention to the
STORAGE and SALE OF COTTON and
other PRODUCE on Commission.
And will make tho usual ADVANCES
of PROVISIONS, &c, to Planters.
Consignments and Orders solicited.
Office, No. 5, McIntosh Street, opposite
Messrs. Jennings, Smith & Co.
Augusta, Apr 17, 1871.
liefer enees in Edgefield :-Gens. Bon
ham, Dunovantahd Butler.
Capt. O. N. BUTLER, of Edgefield, is
associated with our Firm, and will repre
sent our Houso in Edgefield and adjoin
Apr 26 tf 18
1M SPRING TRADE.\fl\,
Complete sets from $3 to ?20 per set.
All the different kinds at reduced prices.
FIS HI IV G TACKLE.
Of every description.
For ladies and gentlemen.
FOREIGN FANCY GOODS.
GENS AND PISTOLS OF
Al AL KfKDS AND PRICES.
Goods shipped to any part of tho coun
try por Express. The same careful atten
tion given to orders by mail as to perso
nal ;purehn.ses. Prices for our goods
based on gold at par.
P0?LTNEY, TRIMBLE & CO.,
200 W. Baltimore Street,
Apr 20 ly 18
Have Now in Store a Full Line
Spring and Summer Goods,
Which they will Sell at the
Lowest Prices for Cash ?
Have Just Pieceiverl an Extensive Line of
BS ac ?? Grenadines,
From 75 Cts. to $4,50 per Yard.
Also, a Beautiful Assortment of
All Colors and Latest Styles.
Christopher Gray & Co.
212 BROAD STREET.
Apr 19_liai 117
MILLINERY' & FANCY GOODS.
Spring and Siimm?r Styles
MRS M. TWEEDY
TAKES grcatpleasure in informing the
Ladies of Edgefield and vicinity that she
has just returned from New "York with
an Elegant Stock of MILLINERY and
FANCYGOODS, embracing all the NOV
ELTIES OF THE SEASON, to which
she invites thoi sn*>cial ?^.ent?on.
Additions wi] 1 Le made to the Stock
weekly of all Uo Novelties as they ap
AT 215 BROAD STREET,
Opposite Central Hotel,
THE Best Preparation in use for taking
out ?ll kinds of Grease Spots.
G. L. PENN'S DRUG STORE.
Apr20_ tf 18
SPEEDY and an effectual- Remedy
, for that alarming and often fatal dis
ease, and the best Remedy for Whooping
Cough and Asthma. For sale by
AnrW G. L. PENN, Druggist.
Apr 20 _tf 18
QTOLEN on tho night 24th inst., one
LARGE SORREL HORSE, 16 bauds
high, 5 years old, bald or white face,
three white feet, large white spot on loft
sido of his belly,-?bod in front, with one
shoe on right hind foot.
I will give tho above reward for both,
horse and thlof. or $25 for either, deliv
ered at Ridge Spring Depot, C. C. cfc A.
R. R., Edgohold County, S. C.
* A ii on H- PADGET.
April 20 . 2t 18
Buchia's Carbolic Msiufeeu?g~
IVALUABLE. for Washing, Howes,
Cattle, Dogs, and other domestic ani
mals, for sale at ; . >
CK L. ??SN'B DRUG STORE. I
Apr 26 tf . .tf
Io, 1, Mariele's Building
I HAY-E just received ar KEW' STOCK of DRY GOODS, NOTIONS
&c, 'Ac.;--consisting in.part of
J AP??ESE', LENO?SV LAWNS, MUSLINS, PIQUETS, CALICOES
all beautiful designs.^--:
Bleached and Brown HOMESPUN, Checked HOMESPUN,
Green, Blue and Brown GINGHAMS, Paper CAMBRIC,
CORSETS, Corset Steels and Laces,
;HOS?ERY, NEEDLES, THREAD, assorted,
SPOOL' SILK, all colors.
- -^z^j^sfr^nm^^ -~
Ladies and Misses HATS and GLOVES,
. RIBBpNS, Bindi Lace VEILS, Brown BAREGE, .
EDGINGS and 'lNSERTINGSf &c!
Ladies and Misses SHOES and Congress GAITERS,
Stout SHOES for Women, and a good supply BROGANS, full stock.
SUGAR, COFFEE, SOAP, CANDLES, STARCH, &c, &c.
?^-I'will sell at prices to suit the times for Cash.
I S. ?H. ?IANGET.
Apr 26 " rJ : tf . pj
More Tsfew Groods,
I have this day received, in addition fb' my first purchases;
50 Pieces BEST PRINTS,
1 Case Yard wide BLEACHING,
1 Case 7-8 Brown SHIRTING,
10 Pieces Bed TICKING,
10 Pieces PAPER CAMBRIC, all colors,
10 Dozen Ladies and Misses HOSE, a choice article, .
50 " Coats' COTTON,
Also, another supply Buff and White PIQUETS, fresh from New
York, and very beautiful.
3. H. CHEATHAM.
Apr 26 tf I*
Just Received Direct from the Manufacturers in Baltimore,
2 Cases Men's Wax BROGANS, foll stock, at $1,85.
Men's Calf SHOES, only $2,50.
Old Ladies' Calf, Morocco and Cloth BUSKINS,
Ladies' Calf Sewed BALMORALS, $2,00 to $2,'50.
" Pegged " $1,50 to $2,00.
" Lasting Ramp GIPSEYS, very pretty.
> " Tipped GIPSEYS, ?
Misses Peb'ed Grated POLKAS, a splendid article,
Ladies' Morocco and Kid SHOES, in great variety.
New Styles in Ladies and Misses SLIPPERS.
A full line Boys, Misses and Children's SHOES, always on hand.
Call and look at my Stock before purchasing. I am confident I can save
you money, and warrant my Shoes to give perfect satisfaction.
Just received One Dozen GRAIN CRADLES, stocked and ready for use,
and marked at low figures.
50 Doz. WEEDING HOES, very low for Cash.
O. F. CHE ITH AM.
Apr 27 tf 18
SPRING AND SUMMER MILLINERY GOODS
WOULD Respectfullv inform tim Ladies of ?dgefield that she ha3 just received a
SECOND LARGE LOT OF SPRING AND SUMMER MILLINERY GOODS,
consisting iu part of
Rid! and Elegant PATTERN BONNETS,
Rich and Elegant PATTERN HATS,
And another Lot of those HANDSOME LEGHORN HATS which are so much
called for, and could onlv be found, when the Season opened, at this Establishment.
SASH RIBBONS of even- kind, and at very low prices.
GILT and JET JEWELRY, Lace COLLARS,
And a few of those stylish GILT FANS, so very fashionable at present.
Call and examine the Goods to be found in this the Largest Store of the kind South
171 BROAD STREET,
UNDER THE AUGUSTA HOTEL,
DRY GrO ODS!
?F TH! !
Every Busines Person, will Admit that the Place to Buy Goods is Where
You Can Get what 'Suits Yon at.the Lowest Prices! *
LAMES OF EDGEFIELD,
McCabe, [Costello 1 Daly,
Respectfully Solicit a Call at Their
318 Broad Ki roc C. Augusta, Ga.,
Where they are now opening a Stock of SUMMER DRY GOODS which for Com
pleteness of Assortment, Elegance, and Moderation of Price, will, wc feel, be equal to
your highest anticipations. Our Buyer has just returned from thc Northern Markets,
where he has been a .great part of , the Spring, and having rare experience (having been
for some vears engaged as salesman in some of the largest Importing Houses in this
Country,) is well qualified to buy the RIGHT GOODS and at the RIGHT PRICES.
Without attempting to enumerate, we call special attention to the following
In BLACKS, from Lowest to Finest Makes. All the New SUMMER SHADE
solid Colors. New and Choice Styles.in STRIPES, PLAIDS, SEEDED, &c.
From 1 Oct s per yard upwards, embracing Everything New and Stylish.
GRENADINE in Black, White and Brocaded, 3-4 and 8-4.
In LINEN, NANKEEN, LAWNS and CAMBRICS, White and Colored. The
greatest sensation pf the Season. Prices less than the material will cost you.
In real LLAMA, PUG HER and other LACES. PARASOLS, SASH RIBBONS,
EMBROIDERIES, HOSIERY, FANS, FANCY GOODS, ?fcc.
Ladies, give us a call when you come to our City. We have the Goods.
We will cheerfully show them. We ask One Price. And are determined
not to be undersold.
MCCABE, COSTELLO & DALY,
318 Broad Street, opposite Planters' Hotel and V. Richards & Bros.
N. B. A Full Stock Goods for Men and Boys' wear. Domestics by the
Piece at Factory Prices. Samples sent by Mail and orders faithfully exe
cuted. MCCABE, COSTELLO & DALY.
Augusta, Apr 19 tf 17
THE Law Firm of BUTLER ifc YOU
RI ANS has been dissolved by mutual
Rf. C. BUTLER,
LKROY P. YOURI ANS.
LeROY F. YOU?IANS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Edgolicld, S. C.
Notice to Creditors.
?LL' '.persons' having Cu?msJ against
the^Estate of-D. M, GLOVER: de
ceased, are requested to give me..np?iflca
tion of their respective^ claims Jjrior to
the 1st July next, as th?holrVi of fh'o Rs
tate'd?sftoitoy JaupWi fte tadebtejfeeas of
tho Edtadr^ . .* v *. U<H3. BreHTOSB.
Apr 20 St* 18
AVING located myself in Granite
ville, for the purpose of resuming the
practico of my Profession, and feeling
that long and practical experience justi
fies me in claiming a share of public pat
ronage, I now respectfully otter to tim
citizens of Granitcville and the surround
ing country my professional services as
a Physician. Calls upon mo at all times
and all hours will meet with tho prompt
j I beg leavo to refer to the following
well known gentlemen: DrVW. p. Jen
nings, A^A^Glbver^Esq^.. Jas. L.Riathis,
Esq?, Julius-Day* .Esq., Andrew Ramsay,
Esq., W. P.purisoQ sr., Esq,,. X A.
Bland, Esq.; Dr. John Lake, Capt, -Lewis
Joues, G on. R. G. M. Dunovant.
G. HORD M. D.
AprU12 ~ lm W
SPLENDID NEW GOODS
Spring and Summer !
.'ri'!/ i n A) ,g ..
0. F. CHKATHAM
' J - ' '.Irr- ??; .'
..'.'..i . Li ii) WMWZ
M 1, Park Sow,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
I AM NOW RECEIVING ONE OF THE
LARGEST AND MOST VARffl? SOTS 1 GOODS
EVER BROUGHT TO EDGEFIELD, And I can Boast that they are
t?fwa?? S > fS> i
i j ii* '< j i H) i p-f i i
Much Cheaper than Any Brought ta this market
Since thc War !
My Stock consists in part as follows :
Bleached and Brown SHEETINGS and SHIRTINGS,
42 Inch Pillow Case COTTONS,
7-8 SHIRTINGS, at only 10 eta. per yard,
200 Pieces PRINTS, new and beautiful,
Brown Linen DRILLS and DUCKS for Men and Boys' wear,
Beautiful Linen COATINGS,
White Linen DRILLS and DUCKS,
CASSIMERES, all prices, .
Bed TICKINGS. Cotton YARNS, Spool COTTONS, &c.
Handsome Dress Goods,
All the Latest Styles, Such as : "
JAPANESE, Plain and Plaid POPLINS,
BAREGES and GRENADTNES at 12* eta per yard,
Figured LAWNS at 12} cts per yard,
MOURNING GOODS at prices very low,
BOMBAZINES, Black and colored ALPACAS, &c.
Jaconet MUSLINS at 12} cts per yard,
TARLATANS, Plain and Corded SWISS,
Plain and Striped NAINSOOKS,
Bishop and Victoria LAWNS,
Checked and Corded MUSLINS,
BRILLIANTS, and Birds Eye Diaper,*
Gents* and Ladies' L. C. HANDKERCHIEFS, in great variety, very
A beautiful line of PIQUES and PIQUE TRIMMINGS,
Irish LINENS, all prices, from 25 c.ts to $1.00 per yard.
Gloves and Hosiery.
A full line GLOVES for Gents,'Ladies, Misses and Children, and HO
SIERY in endless variety, cheaper than ever.
t ?? -V v. ' -i' S- 't\ ? S ? ' . .
Ladies, Misses and Children's Trimmed and Untrimmed HATS, all the
most fashionable s'.yles,
The latest designs in GYPSIES, JOSEPHINES, Straw TRIMMINGS, &c
Gent's and Boys' HATS, a varied assortment, and very cheap.
SHOES $ SHOES!
I make this a speciality, in my business and would therefore advise all
who are in want bf SrlOES to calf and examine iny Sto?k before purtfiasing
HARDWARE, CROCKERY, GLASS, TIS, WILLOW AND WOOD
An extensive assortment in each line, and all very cheap.
o o j % ti 11 % L ? ?M?M h o i H
A general Stock always on hand, and at the lowest figures.
Chewing and Smoking Tob?ceo, Segare,
All grades, and at reduced ra\es.
Toilet Soaps, Pomade, Extracts, the Very Best.
TI CELEBRATED DICKSON 8W1K
All of-the above Goods will be sold at a small ad
vance on first cost. '= ^W^fTl^
one, Come:ail, ?and examine my Stock. I but ask that you
come and ?ee for youi-se.lv, ja. V . , ' " ' V . \. .r