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TUB WINNSBORO' HOMICIDE.-Thc
Win?sbor?'Nfrws, of thc 17th, says of the
t c nt unfortunate affray at that place:
Mr. John W. Clarke," county treasurer
of Fairfield, died on Tuesday night from
the effects of a wound inflicted Tuesday
:.i ming, by a pistol shot tired by Mr. W.
D. Aiken, in a personal difficulty. The
matter will undergo judicial investigation,
and we forbear extended comment. Mr.
Aiken and Mr. George H. McMaster, it is
.1 i. interfered to part Mr. Clarke and Mr.
...ri:,.cl DuBose, who were exchanging
blows, when Mr. Clarke oeized Mr. Aiken
by the throat and continuing to choke
bim against hia protest and warnings to
. dst*-the latter drew a pistol and shot
him taronga, thc bowels. The. statement
that appears in the Columbia Union of
Wednesday we know to be in Mo false.
Tho verdict of the coroner's jury was that
John W. Clarke rame to his death by a
pistol shot in the hands of William D.
Aiken. Mr. C'ark.^ was buried ?it the
Methodist Church-in this place, on Wed
nesday afternoon, with Masonic honors.
The Columbia Phoenix, of Saturday,
says ? Wm:*D. Aiken, Esq., charged with
the death of Treasurer Clark, of Fairfield,
on Tuesday last, was brought before Judge
Moiton, in chambers, yesterday, on appli
cation for bail. A written petition was
presented by J. B. McCants, Esq., with
affidavits of numerous witnesses, that the
fatal shot was fired in self-defence, and
while Clark actually had Aiken by the
ihsoat. Solicitor Tulley, assisted by Messrs.
Worthington and H?ge, insisted that it
was a capital offence, and, consequently,
was not bailable. Judge Meltor, after
summing up, decided tiat, in his judg
ment, the prisoner was entitled to be re
leased on bail, as it was not a capital of
fence. It was the duty .of every good
sen to prevent a breach of the peace, ii
p sibl? ; and Mr. Aiken had so attempt
ed : had placed his hand softly upon the
shoulder of Mr. Clark, and endeavored to
put ti stop to the difficulty between Messrs.
Cl irk and DuBose. Mr. Clark seized Mr.
Aiken by the throat, and, although warn
.1 by the latter tu release him, maintained
his ?riso, when he received the fatal
The Judge, in conclusion, stated
that he would require bail in the sum of
$5,000, which was promptly furnished,
and Mr. Aiken was released, and immedi
ately returned home.
HORRIBLE MOBBER IN ANDERSON.
The Anderson Intelligencer says : " A
brutal murder was committed on Sunday
bs:. 14th instant, ihe victim being a color
ed woman named Adeline Agnew, who
I upon the premises of Mr. Ephraim
Cox. turee rn:les below Belton. It seems
ihr/, thc deceased had a quarrel with 'a
colored man, ShaSrick Webster, with
whom she had been living, and that the
quarrel culminated in his cutting the wo
. ian with a home-made dirk knife, the
: . \ iz of wkicli was ?even or eight inches
in length, and with which he indicted two
... r ero us wounds-one of them proving
mortal, cutting the main artery in the
ard the other striking one. of her
ribs. Tne woman died in a few minutes.
On Tuesday morning the murderer went to
the house of Henry Robinson, by whose
wife he was recognized, and, obtaining as
sisianco from others, the murderer was ar
rested and brought to this place. He
made great resistance to the parties ma
king the arrest. Wc understand that he
does not deny the accusation of murder,
. nd even states that he was perfectly calm
during the affair. He is a dark mulatto,
. about five feet six inches in height. He
been committed to jail, and will proba
. tried at thc approaching term of
AN UNFORTUNATE VISITATION.-We
learn that a party of disguised men, in
character of Ku Klux, coming from noone
knows where, made ?. descent on this
town, on Saturday night last, and surround
ing the dwelling house of Sim. Young,
County Commissioner, tired into it a voi
. , which wounded Young's wife and
ehild, wLo were in led. Yoong succeeded
?n getting out of a window in thc rear,
and escaped over a' fence, sever?.! shots be
ing fire tat him as he ran, one of which it
is said took effect, inflicting however only
a wry slight wound. They next proceed
ed to the jail, and getting through an open
t window c f Mr. Caldwell's room, they sur
prised him and the jailor. Mr. Bailey, and
held them as prisoners,.first forcibly eject
ing them cali through the window into thc
yard. A demand for the keys was then
made, but as neither had them iu posses
sion^ some of thc pariy went in quest of
the Sheriff, who occupied another room.
About this time, Mr. Caldwell states, the
order was given by someone for the wholp
part}' to withdraw, which they did. He
.-.ates that lhere wen.- about JiiVen in and
around the jail. The whole party left there
they came, silently and mysteriously, no
on? knowing from whence or where. It is
said further that before running. Young
fin ' at the party and wounded ono of
?Hem. AS soon, therefore, as possible
Sheriff Paysinger, summoning aid, start
ed out in search, and later in the day of
Sunday, retained with a wounded man.
Newberry Herald, 17th'. *
The m*:.n wounded by Young is named
Watt Faulkner. Faulkner, we under
stand, has given bail in the sum of S1?G0
for Iiis appearance at the next term of
Court ot General Sessions and Common
i'.-.-1-; for Newberry County.
ANOTHER .OUTRAGE.-We regret to
state that a diabolical outrage was com
mittee near Gist's Station, in this County,
las* Saturday night, in which a peaceable
an i quiet colored man was killed and his
step-daughter badly whipped, by a gang
of disguised men. I"Ito reported circum
.. ince v lieh Surround this outrage are tit
. h a character that we cannot, as yet,
:.. : Iva:ly publish them ; but. we are free
to state that if the report to us be true,
tho occurrence grew ont of a personal and
. privatei difficulty ; but itcenged uderthe
convenient disguise of the Soi Elva.
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THE FLOOD IN ALABAMA.-The Mobile
(AJ ?.< Tribune, of Thursday, 11th instant,
contains details of the disastrous Hood
which visited a portion of that State be
tween the Thursday and Monday preccd
. .;. At Enterprise the waters rose above
the counters of the '-hops, doing a damage
which is ascertained ia detail to exceed
GOO among the storekeepers of thal
tow. t Bridges have been generally wash
ed'away, end within tho corporate limits
tho ?amag?s, were not less t hou ?40,000.
Ac the plantations and mills in the?mme
rte neighborhood the orooerty destrovc
...-h a 5.000. Th-? Mobile "and Ohio
Railroad sustained various damages, ana
r several cays travel was suspended.
Probably the iarges; aggregate los3 falls
upon the farmers, many of whose crop?
are. destroyed at a season when it is tee
late to repair the damage. The waters
rt se four feet above thc* great freshet ol
1SS5, and'three feet above the point as
: :'jne:i tradition io the flood of 1333,
tho highest ever known.
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Ar.:::vAL OF MAJO?. SAM P?CKEP..=ON.
-This well known colored maa, has re
turned from his trip North, the incidents
of which have been published. Sam comes
hom-? most heartily disgusted with North
ern " air," and avows his determination to
do all in his power to uproot the Radicals
and carpet-baggers-, generally from the
State. He has evidently lost "his love for
persons of their persuasion. He said
that Horace Greeley told him, that there
never would be p** ice in the South, until
the " lbw wLituuj ai who had come down
here since the wai;-;were expelled." Pam
says, that he will use his best- exertions in
that direction, ar i will soon kindle a
politic il fire in this State, which will never
oe quenched, until it has consumed all ol
thc evils which afilict it in the form of
"carpet-baggers, ex-stable-keepers, and
bar-tenders from the North."-Char. Cou
THE Kti-Kiox IN FAIRFIELD.--The
Winnsboro' News says: " We understand
that, a" party of disguised men wi pped
several negroes near Monticello, in this
county, on last-Saturday night, the cause
of which wc haye not learned."
JS^A lady whoso husband keeps a
dog, in St. Louis, lately entered her
dressing' room to dress herself for a prom
enadc, and found " Fido" tearing up her
bonnet, corsets and . things: Sausages
were dieaper fora-day or two afterwards,
and a do;r Vft? sussing from that house, j
Edgefield, S. C., May 25, 1871.
Thc Great Scheme of Bntlcr, Chad
wick, Gary & Co.
First read, very attentively, the card of
these gentlemen, in another coloran, and
then tum your attention to the article,
from the Charleston News, which we ap
pend hereto. This great series' of Gift
Concerts will give an opportunity to all
classes to aisist in bringing worthy im
migrants into South Carolina, thus build
ing up the prosperity of the State and
our own, and at the same time pince chem
in a position to be the lucky recipients of
valuable property or a largo amount of
money. When BUTLER ?nd GARY are
two of the leading men, Edgeficld people
need not fear to march in boldly. By
thc-by. wonder if " old CAI," and " old
MART" wont let us all-we home people
-have chances at ?2.50 !
" What is everybody's business is no
body's business,'' and while the impor
tance of fostering immigration is con
ceded on all hands, the great work lan
guishes, as far as this State is concerned,
for want of the cash working capital so
indispensable for its prosecution. But
the South Caroona Immigration Associa
tion and aims which have already had our
warm commendation, is composed of live
and resolute men whom obstacles cannot
balk in tho execution of their self impos
ed task of peopling the millions of rich
but idle acres in our State with hardy
and thrifty settlers from other climes.
Finding that the poverty of our people
save little prospect of raising by sub
scription the funds needed to give an im
petus to their enterprise, they have hit
upon the expedient of a series of Gift
Concerts, to begin in Charleston in Octo
ber, the ticket-holders of which will be
participants in tho grandest and most at
tractive drawing ever held in our State.
The first prize will be the splendid Acad
emy of Music property, which was built
at a cost of $230,000, and which, besides
stores, music halls, saloons, ?tc. contains
the briehest and most beautiful temple
of the drama in the South. Tho second
Srizo will be One Hundred Thousand
ollars in cash. A longlist of other cash
prizes makes up tho grand aggregate ol
Fivo Hundred Thousand Dollars to be
distributed among the ticket holders. The
number.of tickets issued will be 150,000,
and the price will be five dollars each.
There can bo no, doubt of the extraor
dinary popularity which the scheme is
destined to attain. Some idea of this
may be formed from tho circumstance
that over two-thirds of tho tickets have
been engaged in advance by agents at the
North and in California. But tho features
of the drawing, which will enable it to
contrast most favorably with the Crosby
Opera-House Lottery^ in Chicago, and
other similar schemes', arc : 1st. Its un
qualified endorsement by a large number
ofthebest known and" most-respected
citizens in the State ; 2d. The fact that it
will bc managed by gentlemen whose
names are a guarantee that the drawing
will bo conducted with strict honor and
fairness ; and 3d. The end sought to be
gained, which is one that must enlist the
sympathy of every friend of South Car
olina and the South.
The last consideration, indeed, elevates
the enterprise from the rank of a private
speculation to that ol* a project of vast
public importance. We want and must
nave thoso small farmers whoso labor
constitutes tho true wealth of a State.
And if the gentlemen of the Immigra
tion Society succeed in bringing them
?.lither, nobody will be disposed to criti
cise tho plan bv which thev accomplish
Fail ot the Paris Commune.
The Paris Commune, which has so sig
nalized itself for selfishness, atrocity,
fanaticism, blundering, imbecility and
general worthlessness, has at last fallen.
The army of Versailles entered the g?tes
of Parison Sunday last, and, according to.
thc latest telegrams, the conflict was no
louger around the walls, but within the
city, around the barricades. And again
Marshal McMahon, thc leader of the Ver
sailles army, has exhibed energy and
ability worthy of the ancient renown of
Frenchmen. The masses of the Red Re
publicans have long seen their cause
hopelessly lost, and the followers of the
Commune have long been despondent.
Their gener?is and leaders have already
fled in every direction, and the wicked
Commune is collapsed and at an end.
Paris is in the hands of tho Thiers gov
ernment, and although much blood has
hoon shed, much treasure lost, many out
rages committed against God, man, and
nature, it will not be long before the lo
gitimatc authority will be established
over France. The leaders of thc Com
mune deserve condign punishment; they
have covered the Parisians with unend
ing disgrace, and their vile doeds must
ever bc remembered by all patriotic
Frenchmen with shame and humiliation.
. The French are humbled, impoverish
ed, broken. And after all, the result of
this terrible war is in favor of despotism.
It is true that the imperial fraud of
Louis Napoleon has been overthrown in
Franco, but a real Emperor, an almost
irresponsible sovereign, has been firmly
established in Germany. Wc doubt
whether or not the French will uow cling
with such tenacity to the democratic ideas
tiiey have heretofore professed. The
Commune has done enough to cure all
Europe of what is called Republicanism.
The government 'of Mr. Thiers will not
iie tile permanent government of France.
Soon there will bo a stronger. Manj'
look for the speedy return of thc Bona
California has found a grass that will
live throughout nor dry summers, and
is sowing its seen very widely over the
State. It is called "Altalfa," and a sin
house in S;>.? Francisco lately sold
::( 00 pound:: ol'it in a single day. It is
claimed for it that lt will not only stand
the drought bravely but be more produc
tive than the native grasses. As, of late
years, ii never rains in these regions from
May to October, had we not better try to
introduce the " Altalfa?"
\\ itty anti True.
The Wilmington Morning Star, under
tho head " Needlers Excitement," says :
Tito Washington papers are aghast be
cause a lively undertaker cf that pious
city has bscn caught stealing a dead body
oui ol' a coffin. Pshaw ! Siana of those
Washington mon-Ben Butler, for exam
ino-would not hesitate to leave-the dead
body and hie:.', only thc collin ; especially
if it had any silver plates attached.
t'ritrhtcned Off by th? Vulgar -lineri
So many ambitious private citizens ol
this glorious country have written letters
(through the Russian Minister at Wash
ington) to the young Grand Duke Alexis
of Russia, offering to entertain him and
malee much of him during his intended
visit to the United States this summer,
that he has become disgusted and indig
nnni, and given up his trip entirely.
But King Thakamban of Feejeo still
designs coming. He hasn't been so much
Sonthern Baptist Convention.
In the Southern Baptist Convention,
Monday, the 15th instant, a resolution
was adopted recognizing the Theological
Seminary at Greenville, S. C., as worthy
of the highest approval, and pledging
tho united and cordial support of the
members and officers. A new board was
nominated and confirmed. The after
noon session wa3 mostly occupied in dis
cussing an amendment to the constitu
tion offered by Rev. R. H. Grave of
Memphis, excluding all but members of
their own denomination from sitting in
convention. It was finally laid over. On
thu following day the convention conclu
ded its sessions. The attendance was
small ; many delegates were sight-seeing
about the city and suburbs, and some
started for Chicago to attend the conven
tion of the Baptist Church North. Tho
convention adjourned to meet in Raleigh,
N. C., in May next.
tS?' The wheat prospects in the West
ern counties of North Carolina are excel
lent, says thc Nawberne Republican and
Items of State News.
The Union Times, of May 19th, says :
We regret to leam that the prospects for
an abundant Wheat crop are quite gloomy.
The rust and fly have taken, complete
possession of it in many localities, and
from all quarters we. hear fears expressed
that not more than one quarter of an
average crop will be made.
Certain wealthy citizens of Greenville
are about establishing a first-class Cotton
A colored man named Hammond, con
victed of the murder of Mr. David Kirk
patrick, was to have been hanged on Fri
day last, at Lancaster C. H.
Thc remains of Capt. T. J. Warren
have been brought from the battlefield
of Gettysburg and interred at Camden.
The Rev. W. B. W. Howe, for twenty
five years a leading clergyman of Char
leston, was, at the late Convention in that
city, elected Assistant Bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.
Very recently a colored man in Cam
den, named Frank Thompson, broke into
the house of Sallie, his wife, while she
was'absent, and stole her clothes anda
two-yoars-old baby, her childe (but not
bis) and then left in short order. Sallie,
with the officers of the law, is pursuing
him for the recovery of the clothes. It
doesn't seem to matter at all about the
Quarter races on the. Congaree course
are all the rage in Columbia.
Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early,
of the Confederate Army, has accepted
an invitation of the Survivors' Associa
tion of Columbia, to address its members
at the next meeting in November.
Wm. H. Hovoy, an old and successful
merchantof Greenville-and a very valu
able and esteemed citizen-is lately dead.
Mr. Albert Guerry, an accomplished
and promising artist of Greenville, has
paintod a portrait-which is very much
admired-of Rev. Dr. J. C.. Furman,
President of Furman University.
The Georgia Railroad has refused to
endorse the bonds of the Port Royal
Railroad, to the amount of one million
three or four hundred thousand dollars,
in consequence of which the latter Road
must still romain neglected and unfin
Blackville is now the county-seat of
Barnwell District. A new Court House
is being erected there, which, it is ex
pected will he finished in time for the
fall term of Court.
According to the Charleston Courier,
Mr. H. S. Sandford, a Northern capitalist,
who is planting at Barnwell Island, Beau
fort County, owning 1500 acres of land in
that locality, and also another tract in
Florida, where he cultivates fruits and
particularly oranges, has lately brought
to his plantations, forty-odd Swedish
laborers, to ba followed by more as soon
Noble cn thc Part, of Certain Penn
The annexed paragraph proves that
noble.and generous souls are not wanting
among oixr Northern brethren: "On
Tuesday, 9th inst., the lower house of the
Pennsylvania Legislature passed to a
second reading a bill appropriating $5,000
for the use of Washington Cemetery,
Maryland, to be expended in removing
to said cemetery the bodies of Confede
rate soldiers buried in scattered places in
Pennsylvania. The vote stood-yeas 46 ;
There is a cla?s of persons in this world}
by no means small, (says an Exchange,
who " knows how it is,") whose promi
neht peculiarity is whining. They whine
because thoy are poor ; or if rich, because
they have no health to enjoy their wealth ;
they whine because it is too shiny ; they
whine because it is too rainy ; they whine
because they have no luck, and others pros
peri ty exceeds theirs; they whine because
some of their friends have died ; they
whine because they have aches and pains,
and they have aches and pains because
they whine, and they whine no one can
Now w.e would like to say a word to
these whining persons.
1st. Stop whining. It is no use, this
everlasting complaining, fretting, scold
ing, fault finding and whining.' Why,
you are thc most deluded set of creatures
that ever lived. Do you not know that
it is a well settled principle of physiology
and common sense that these habits are
more exhausting to nervous vitality than
almost auy other violation of physiologi
cal law? And do you not know that life
is pretty much as you make it ? You
can make it bright and sunshiny, or you
can make it dark and shadowy. Tttifi
life is only meant to discipline us, to fit
us for a higher and purer state of being.
Then stop wining and fretting, aud go on
your way rejoicing.
pgr Thc Gold Hill News says: "Pooi
Hinkler, who died last week, had only
five doctors to attend him. ? They each
doctored him for a different disease, and
lie was only sick a week. One doctorod
him for consumption, one for asthmatic
diarrhoea, another for chronic inilamma
ton- bronchitis, and the last one went in
on general principles against a formida
ble combination of all these diseases,
crossed with several other undefined
ones, and thc last dose he ordered from
the drug store, which was a teacupful ol
ammonia, laudanum, sulphuric acid,
tincture of cantharides and rye-whisky,
equal parts mixed, arrived just ten min
utes too late. Hinkler was dead."
??f~ In Poughkeepsie, N. Y., one dav
*last week, a gentleman passing .along thc
street met and politely raised his hat to a
lady from whom he was legally divorced
three years ago. She smiled so sweetly
and looked so prettily that her ex-hus
band stopped to exchango a few words
with her. The result was, a burial o)
past differences, and a wann reconcilia
tion. That night they were married
again, and we trust no cloud will again
darken thc horizon of their matrimonial
j2S?*A horrible outrage by the Ku
Klux is reportcdSn North Carolina. 11
was an attempt to intimidate a ministei
of the gospel. A negro preacher in Lin
coln County has received the following
anonymous letter:' "Reverend and Dcai
Sir : You must either quit preaching oi
quit stealing hogs. K. K. K."
?23- A Galveston young man has losl
faith in human nature. He courted ?
girl over two weeks, and her parents said
they wouldn't permit any such thing, sc
the young people concluded to elope,
He got a young man, a friend of his, tc
take the girl to New Orleans, where he
would meet them and marry the girl,
and go somewhere and enjoy life sensibly,
Thc young proxy took tho girl all right,
but before tho fellow that did thc court
ing arrived, he had married her and gone
to keeping house. The deceived chap
says you won't catch him courting up
another girl for some ono else, not if he
The question of narrow gauge foi
railways is attracting much attention
among railway men, and steadily meets
with moro favor the oftener it is discussod.
The Iron Ago says that a comparison,
which it gives in brief, of all the essen
tial elements in the cost of construc
tion and operation of railroads will show
that the cost per milo of the narrow gauge,
from three feet to two feet, is from one
half to one-third that of tho standard
gauge of four feet eight and a half inches.
The Columbus Sun says : " Gro
cery merchants report that not one-fifth
the bacon or half the corn' haa been sent
into the interior this year in comparison
with lest. Thia shows Southern farmers
are approaching somewhat the boundary
I of ino^pfjodeacs., .._".'.. ...
A New Book.
THE THREE GUARDSMEN; -OR, THE
THREE MOUSQUETAIRES. BY ALEXAN
T. B. Peterson. <fc Brothers, Philadel
phia, publish this day a new edition of
this celebrated novel by Alexander Du
mas. .' The Three Guardsmen" was the
keystone of Dumas' great fame-like tho
"Waverley" of Sir Walter Scott;'it at
once stamped the impress of his genius
upon universal admiration, and gave him
the hearts and imaginations of tho Ro
mance readers of his day as an empire.
The works of Alexander Dumas enjoy a
popularity such as no others can boast of.
In skilfulness of arrangement, vivacity,
sustained interest of narrative, and in
ventive faculty, no French writer has
ever rivalled him. The popularity of his1
novels, " Tho Throe Guardsmen," "Tho
Count of Monto Cristo," " Twenty Years
After," "Bragelonne, the Son of Athos,"
"The Memoirs of a Physician," "The
Iron Mask," " Louise La Valliere," "The
Queen's Necklace," " Six Years Later,"
" Andree De Taverney," " Love and lib
erty," and.others, have never been equal
ed. " The Three Guardsmen" is issued
in a large octavo volume, with an illus
trated cover, price*75 cents, and is for sale
by all Booksellers, or copies will bo sent
I to ony one, post-paid, by the Publishers,
i on receipt of price.
$&* A call appears in the Greenville
Enterprise for a publio. meeting of the
citizens of the lower portion of Green
ville and upper portion of Laurens Coun
ties, to be held on the third Saturday of
June next, to take immediate steps for
thc formation of a new County out of
portions of both of said Counties, -lying
between Saluda and Enoree Rivers.
SB"- The Washington Gazette says tho
wheat crop, which promised so finely a
short time ago, is in a fair, way to be al
most destroyed in Wilkes county by rust.
It is already v*ry badly damaged in all
sections of tho county, and there are some
fields which will not return as much as
the seed sown.
??ST- A Kentucky black Radical was
Ku-kluxed the other day for mercilessly
beating his ?wife. Loyal men must be
protected. For what were the blood and
treasure of the country so freely lavished,
if Radical husbands cannot wallop their
wives with impunity?
?S^ A man in Boston is said to bo so
shortthat, when heisill, hedoesn'tknow
whether he has headache or corns.
- Love induced a Texas girl to poison
her daddy becauso he refused to permit
her to marry the man of her choice. A
ftomach pump saved the old man, and
an elopement saved the girl.
- The Augusta Constitutionalist says
" A trout weighing 13* pounds, shot in a
pond a few miles from the city, was
brought to market by Mr. Newman yes
terday. This large specimen was pur
chased by Mr. E. R. Schneider, who
keeps both eyes open in supplying his
restaurant with luxuries." .
A Military Order.
WASHINGTON, May 18.
An order has been issued from the War
Department containing the President's Ku
Klux Proclamation. It concludes: The
President directs that whenever occasion
shall arise the regular forces of the United
States stationed in the vicinity of any
locality where offences described by the
Act approved April 20th, 1871, may be
committed, shall, in strict accordance with
the provisions of the said Act, be employ
ed by their commanding officers in assist
ing the authorized civu authority of the
United States in making arrests of per
sons accused under the Act ; in prevent
ing the rescue of pensons arrested for such
ca"se ; in breaking up and dispersing bands
of disguised marauders, or armed organiza
tions against the power and quiet of the
lawful pursuits of the citizens in any State.
Whenever troops are employed in the
manner indicated in this order," the com
manding officer will, at the earliest oppor
tunity, make a full report of his operations
to the proper superior authority.
THE DEBT OF THE STATE.-In a late
number of thc Columbia Union the Edi
tor stated that the Bank of the State had
saddled a debt of one million ar.d a quar
ter dollars upon the State, and charged it
upon the Bank and the powers that ruled
the State before Radicalism and corruption
became rampant in South Carolina.
In our opinion, however,- this debt thus
saddled upon the State is clearly chargea
ble to those connected with winding up
the affairs of that beneficent institution.
While in Columbia, last week, a gentle
man well acquainted with the liabilities
and assets of the Bank assured us that had
its affairs been honestly settled up, in the
interest of the Bank and people, instead
of being made an iniquitous means of
enriching individuals, every dollar of its
debts could have been paid. It is one of |
those cases of corruption which cannot be
discovered upon the books and in the re
ports of the State officials, but is never
theless as flagrant and unblushing an act
of dishonesty as if they had literally taken
the people's money from the Treasury and
! I appropriated it to their individual uses.
DEATH FROM EXPOSURE.-On last Thurs
day morning, a citizen of this County, by
the name of Augustus Howard, was found
in a dying condition, near the Pendleton
Road, in the suburbs of the city. He had
lain all the previous night, exposed to the
unusual coldness of the atmosphere, and
was so far exhausted when discovered, as
to render all the moans used for his-re
covery unavailing.-Greenville Mountai
TROUBLE AMONG THE CATHOLICS.
One of tho Herald correspondents in Ger
many says that " a movement of vast im
portance is coing on in Germany at pres
ent, of which I shall speak more in my
next letter. It seems almost certain that
a number of enlightened Catholics, oppo
sed to the dogma of Papal infallibility,
will organize a movement to separate then -
Helves4'rom the Roman Church and estab
lish an independent Catholic Church.
There is a growing tendency in thc Cath
olic population of Germany to organize a
reformation to throw off the .fetters of
Rome, and. to put conscious belief in the
place of blind and dumb acceptance of Pa
pal and Episcopal dictates."
EARTHQUAKE.-On yesterday morning
the usual dullness of Augusta life was re1
lieved by an earthquake, which put in ail
appearance about eight o'clock. Two dis
tinct shocks were felt in various portions
of the city, there being an interval of a
few minutes between the shock. They
shook thc houses a good deal, and fright
ened the inmates of some of them Very
badly. The shocks were also very plainly
felt at the residence of Mr. C. H. Sibley,
on the Milledgeville road, and at Rich
mond Hill, on the Southwestern Plank
Road, both places being about five-miles
distant from the city. Thc earthquake
seems to have increased in violence as it
receded from Augusta, and it may have
doric a good deal of damage in other por
tions of the State.-Chronicle & Sentinel,
Why Do You Cough?
When it is in your power to relieve
yourself; a few doses of DR. TUTT'S
EXPECTORANT will euro you and
allay tho apprehensions of your friends;
moreover, it is pleasant to take,'it pro
duces no nausea, and strengthens the
Lungs and throat to resist nttttcfcs Lu tue
future. Mothers need not dread tho
Croup when they have a bottlo of this
valuable compound in tho house.
' Sarah Johnson, of Wilmington
Tenn., while attempting some days ago
to separate two cocks fighting, was wound-'
ed in the arm by ono of them. Tetanus
ensued and she died.. Her husband,
Claiborne Johnson, a consumptive, was
so affected, by her death, that he com-^
m one ed sinking rapidly and also died.
For tho Advertiser.
\ .. -KALMIA, 17th May, 1871. .
Editor Advertir.-Please allow m? to
ackno^ledge-ithro^igh your paper the
receipt of One hundred and Six Dollars
and twenty-five'" cents (?100.25) the
proceeds of an entertainment given hy
the Ladies of your Village in aid of the
S. C. Monument Association. Absence
from'home has prevented my doing so
earlier. Please abo mention that the
Fair-or Bazaar-S aid of tho cause has
been postponed until autumn.
'"'* ' ? Manager for Edgefield.
^MARRIED, at TJnipnv?le, S.O., at the
residence of her brother, Gen. W. H.
WALLACE, on tho morning** the 17th,
Coi. H. W. ADDISON, of Edg?field, to
Miss LEILA E., daughter of the late
Hon. DANIEL WALLACE, of Union.
MARRIED, April 13th, by Rev. J: P.
Mealing, Mr. EDWARD NENBERGEN
and Miss NANNIE BOYD.
DIED, very suddenly from an attack of
heart disease,'on the 18th inst., Mrs. SA
RAH A. CARTLEDGE, consort of Mr.
SAMUEL CARTLEDGE, in the 64th year of
her age. .
She was a member of " the Baptist
Church of Christ at Calliham's Mills for
more than 40 years. Truly was shea
pious and devoted Christian, loved and
respected by all who knew her. " Be ye
also ready, for at such an hour as ye think
not the Son of Man cometh." '
D. D. B.
Edgefield Medical Society.
There will be a meeting of this Socie
ty on Sale-day next, at 10 A. M. precise
ly, at which time Dr. J. W. HILL will
make a full report of a case of Csesarean
Section, performed by himself, and Dr.
J. H. STROM will read an Essay on some
Medical Subject. Other matters of inte
rest will also be up for the consideration
of the Society.
All the members and brethren of tho
Profession generally aro urgently re
quested to be present.
P. H. ADAMS, Secretary.
May 24 lt 22 .
A Convention of "Tho Circles of
Prayer" will beheld in Abbeville Vil
lage, commencing on Wednesday before
the 1st Sabbath in June next, at ll o'clock
A. M. JOHN T. PARKS.
May 23 . . lt 22
. AUGUSTA, May 23.
GOLD-Buying at 110 and selling'at 111.
COTTON-The market opened with a
moderate demand at yesterday's prices,
and, in response to favorable accounts,
Closes stiong at 143 for full styled Liver
pool middling and 15 for New York mid
dling. Sales, 333 bales. Receipts, 88
BACON'-Stock large and market un
changed; C. Sides, 12; C. R. Sides, ll?;
Shoulders,. 9@9}; 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 tho car load from depot; retail,
WHEAT-We quote choice white, $185 ;
amber, ?1 65.
FLOl'R-City Mills, $7 50@10; at re
tail, 81 barrel higher. Country, 87 50
@10, actording to quality.
CORN MEAL-81 at wholesale ;'?110
JUST Received a fresh supply of very
SUPERIOR GREEN and BLACK
TEA, foi sale at reduced prices.
. G. L. PENN, Druggist.
May 24 tf 22 .
JUST Received a large und fresh as
sortment of PATENT MEDICINES
of all kinds.
G. L. PENN, Druggist.
May 24 tf 22
AA YOUNG MAN as a Salesman in
? First Class Clothing and Furnish
ing Goods House. Must come well re
commended, mid able to influence a good
trade. Good Salary given. Address
May 23 lm 22
Protect Your Lives and Property !
G. 13. DAVIS"
Is HERE with the Celebrated STAR
GALVANIZED LIGHTNING RODS,
with Improved Insulators.
I would respectfully invite theattention
of thc Edgefield public to a few facts de
termining why tlio Star Galvanized
Lightning Rod is superior to any in use:
1st. It is made from Magnetic Iron Ore,
5 eights square-grooved, spiral twisted
and galvanized, and connected with pure
copper couplings rendering it equal to'a
Copper Rod, the whole surmounted with
a Gold-plated Cluster Point of Pare Cop
per, thus forming a continuous Rod from
the Point to the ground, and by a combi
nation ol' metals forming a-Galvanic. Bat
tery in the Rod.
2d. My Star Galvanized Rod is war
ranted always to remain bright and clean,
and never corrode or rust, thus present
ing a neat ornamental appearance on the
building, worth moro than its cost as a
matter of ornament, to say nothing about
its sure protection against lightning.
Lemons ! Lemons !
. BOX FRESH LEMONS Just re
ceived. And Lemons will be kept con
stantly on hand at
G. L. PENN'S Drug Store.
May 17 tf 21
. PURE OLD CALIFOR
NIA BRANDY,-a superior article, and
highly commended for Medicinal purpo
ses. MARKERT ?ft CLISBY.
May 17 tf 21
Iced Soda Water!
THE Fount is opon for tho Season, with
choice Syrups, at
SANDERS' DRUG STORE.
Stop that Dog
RUN off after a Red
Fox, in the neigh
borhood of Dr. Devore's
Mill, about ton days ago, .. Black Tanned
Bitch, about 15 months ole, and answers
by the name of " Sue." I will pay a lib
eral reward for her delivery.
o. F. CHEATHAM:
May 23 tf 22
"Treat *he Coman Machine Gently.
Tho winding passage, 30 feet in length,
through which the main po.-tion of waste
matter of-the system ia discharged, is
lined with a membrane ag dolicato tis
silk, and as sensitive as a net work of
nerves can make it. Neither constipation,
colic, diarrhoea, dysentery r >r any other
bowel complaint, can oe cured by abu
sing and convulsing this tender mem
brane with a furious purgative. The
best and safest remedy in such cases is
that mild balsamic and delightful tonic
TARRANTS SELTZER APERIENT,
j which heals, tones i and invigorates the
irritated testines, while it relieves them
from the morhld humors which provoke
abdominal disease.- '! - : ...
?za&? Prize Distribution.
M) M M&?M ASSOCIATION,
.: iii I
The undersigned have entered into an Association for the purpose of in
troducing Immigrants into South Carolina and procuring homes for the same.
They propose to es'ablish Agencies in the principal Cities of Europe and the
North and Northwest, and assist Immigrants in coming to our State, where
they will have homes provided,' and aid them in becoming permanent settlers
upon the soil'.
They ^ill be able to offer the best Cotton, Grain and Truck Land in the
healthy portions of the State, at very low prices, and on long credit, enabling
the purchaser to pay for the same out of the crops raised.
They will also assist Immigrants, when necessary, to transportation and
subsistence for the first year.
Circulars will be prepared and distributed, explaining our plans more in
. Central Office, ACADEMY OF MUSIC, CORNER KING AND MARKET
STREETS, Charleston, South Carolina.
BUTLER, CHADWICK, GARY & CO.
References in South Carolina:
General WADE HAMPTON,
Hon. B.F. PEERY,
Governor M. L. BONHAM,
General JOHNSON HAGOOD,
Hon. ARMISTEAD BURT,
Hon. JAMES CHESNUf,
General JOHN S. PRESTON,
Hon. W. D. SIMPSON,
ANDREW SIMONDS. Esq.,
Hon. G. A. TRENHOLM,
Governor J. L. MANNING,
Hon. J. B. CAMPBELL. '
References in New York City:
AUGUST BELMONT & CO., Bankers.
MORTON, BLISS ct CO., Bankers..
Hon. CHARLES O'CONOR, Counsellor-at Law.
Hon. JOHN E. WARD, Counsellor at- Law.
' Hon. ROGER A. PRYOR, Counsellor-at-Law.
Colonel RICHARD LATHERS.
T. A. HOYT, Esq., President Gold Room.
HUNT, THoSlPSON A, Co., Factors.
ANDERSON, STARR <fe CO., Merchants, '
F. ZOGBAUM A FAIRCHILD Merchants.
PETTUS & CO., Merchants.
$300,000 to bc Awarded to the Ticket-Holders of the
Series of Concerts to Coninience on the First of
October, 1871, nt the Academy of Music,
Charleston, S. C., on which day
thc Drawing Commences.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAND AND IMMIGRATION ASSOCIA
TION, UNDER THE AUSPICES of the " South Carolina State Agricultu
ral and Mechanical Society," will give a series of Concerts at.the Academy
of Music, Charleston, S. C., commencing October 1st, 1871, for the purpose
o'f raising a fund to enable Emigrants to settle upon lands selected by the
Association for Homes of Northern and European Farmers and others, in
the State of South Carolina, and for their transportation thither and support
for the first year. ' '. '1
150,000 SEASON TICKETS OF ADMISSION,
AND NO MOUE,
A.T FIVE DOLLAJRS EACH.
ALL THE PREMIUMS, INCLUDING DEED AND CERTIFICATE OF TITLE TO
ACADEMY OF MUSIC, will be deposited with the National Bank of'the Re
public, New York. .
#500,000 in Grifts.
1st Gift-ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Charleston, S. C., cost to build
$230,000, having an annual rental of about $20,000, from
Opera House, Stores and Halls; the building being about
230 feet by GO feet, and situated corner of King and
Market streets, in the centre of the city, and well known
to be the finest building and most valuable property in
Charleston, valued at ?250,000
2il Gift-Cash. 100,000
3d Gift-Cash. 2?.U00
4th Gift-Cash ...... * jo.000
5th Gift-Cash .- . - . - - - 5-.000
25 Gifts-Cash-each SlOOO - - ' - . * 25,000
25 Gifts-Cash-each ?500 - - - - 12,500
350 Gifts-Cash-each $100 .... 35,000
250 Gifts-Cash-each $50 .... 12,500
.500 Gifts-Cash-each ?25 .... 12,500
1250 Gifts-Cash-each $10 .... 12,5000
2404 Gifts, amounting to - - - ' - $500,000.
BUTLER, CHADWICK, GARY & CO.,
Agents ?. C. Land and Immigration Association,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
General M. C. BUTLER, ]
JOHN CHADWICK, Esq., \
General M. W. GARY. J
Agents Wanted-Liberal Commissions Allowed.
Commissioners and Supervisors of Drawing
General A. R. WRIGHT, of Georgia.
General BRADLEY T. JOHNSON, of Virginia.
Colonel B. W. RUTLEDGE, 0f South Carolina.
Hon. ROGER A. PRYOR, of New York.
A Pair and Commendable Scheme.
CHARLESTON. S. C., May -, 1871.
We take pleasure in certifvine that we are acquainted with General M.
C. BUTLER, JOHN CHADWICK, Esq., and General M. W. GARY, of the
firm of BUTLER, CHADWICK, GARY & CO., and know them to be
gentlemen of integrity, and we regard the object they have of assisting
immigrants to holnes in South Carolina of great importance to the State as
well as to the immigrants, and we have every confidence that -their
enterprise will be carried out with fairness and honesty to all parties
GEO.- A. TRENHOLM,- , t W. KAYNE,
B. H. RUTLGE. > ?;T?'cM-? a^ATHt.
JAMES CONNER, ?SS%???NS' .
JAMES R. PRINGLE, A . HENR Y BTfisT,
WILMOT Gv DESAUSSURE. .
??"Capt. T. ..W, CAJ?WILE.?8 our outhorized Agent for.Edgefield.
69 Liberty Street. New ITork.
The Original Stock life Insiirance^Co, of theJ^Mj^s.
OFFICERS: ' _/>
.. '.' x ? > WlLLIAflt WALKE^ *&f#) jpj
HENRY J. FURBER, Vice-president JOHN H. BEWLEY, Secretary.
GEORGE L. MONTAGUE, Actuary. " E. W. LAMBERT, M. D., Med. Ex.
This Company Offers the Following Important Advantages to those
About Effecting Insurance on their Live s V
. 1st. Insurance at Stock Rates, being from 20 to 30 Per
Cent, less than the Rates- charged-by Mutual Companies.
2d. Each Policy-holder is regarded as a Stockholder to the
extent of one Annual Premium on his Policy, and will share
in the Profits of the Company to the same extent as a Stock?
holder owning an equal .amount of the Capital S?>ck.
3d. Every Policy issued by th? Company is non-forfeit?bte;'
?and contains a Clause stating its exact Surrender Value.
' BEFORE INSURING YOUR LIFE OR ACCEPTING THE AGENCY OF ANY
.COMPANY .- .' ' '? '' . i ;
READ THE FOLLOWING :
A lengthened experience has demonstrated that the rates of Premium ordinarily
charged hy.Life Insurance .Companies are from twenty-five to thirty percent, in excess
of what are necessary for a sale and legitimate conduct of the business. '"In other
words, carefully and prudcntlv-managed Companies charging ." Mutual" rates have
been able to return to'their policyholders from 25, to 30 percent, of \he amount charged
! When Life Insurance Companies were first organized, the reliability of the data
upon which tho premiums were constructed had not undergone the test of experience.
?It was thought, therefore, no more than common prudence to adopt a scale of premiums
which would, in any r;vent/meet all the presumed and unforeseen contingencies of the
As long as the matter was involv?d j? some doubt, it was better to fix the rate too
high than to incur.therisk of-makingit too low ; because, in ?he former-case, the error
could be easily.remedied, at least in part, by returning to tt?e^policyholders, at-certain
intervals, such ^portion of the premium charged as wasibund .unnecessaiy for the
purposes bf -?he business and the complete security of the Company.1 * . V -
; Experience, however, having Satisfactorily demonstrated that these rates are exc?s
?sive, what possible excuse can there bc for.maintainingytl?em? .
'. Availing themselves of this experience, the Directors and Managers ot &o Universal
Life Insurant Company, at its organization, adopted a scale^bYpremiujnsTn accor
dance therewith, and which has proved to be fair and adequate, andallthaf was
necessary to meet the requirements of the business. These premiums are aooht twen$y.
five per cent, lower than those charged by Mutual Compames.
It also appeared, Inasmuch as the rates so established were as near as could possibly
bc determined fair rates, and not in excess of what Insurance has previously cost the
Policyholders in Mviual Companies; that any ?rofits arisingTfrom ' prudent'nMi^e
ment justly ami properly belonged to the stockholders of the Company,, for th? risk
incurred by them in undertaking the business.
Experience has shown tliat there are sources of.profit in the practice^ the business
which theory will not admit of being considered as elements in the calculation of the
premiums. These results from a saving- in thc mortality "of the members of a Com
pany owing to the medical selection of good lives, a gain in interest on the investment?
of the Company over that assumed in the calculation of its premiums, the profits
derivable from the lapsing and surrender of Policies by the members, and from other
' Profits from these sources, in a Company possessed of a capital of $200,000, and do
ing a fair amount of business, would give to thc stockholders dividends largely in ex
cess of what were counted on by the Directors of the Umversal"?tt\\Q time of its
organization. They have, therefore, determined to divide among the policyholders of
the Company a large part of thc profits accruing from the sources named, all of which
have heretofore been drvidedamong the stockholders.
. Thc pian adopted for such division is as follows : 'Every person who may hereafter
insure with the Universal will, for thc purposes of division, bs treated as a stockh?l
ileTtothe extent of one Annual Premium upon his Policy ; and will shireTnth^.profils
of (he Company to precisely Hie same extent as a Stockholder owing an equal amount
of the capital stock. .-J 4'f. * 7 i
By this system of Insurance, original with thc Universal, the policyholder secures
the following important advantages :
FIRST. Insurance at the regular " Stock" rates, requiring a primary outlay of
about twenty lo thirty per cent, less than that charged by Mutual Companies, sad
which is equivalent to a yearly " dividend"; paid in advance of that amount on mutual
rated. This low cost of insurance is worthy of attention Since its organization this
Company has received in premiums from'its policyholders the sum of $1,517.000. To
$483,000, and paid it, too, in advance, instead of at the end'of one or more years. It
is impossible to find any example of a Mutual Company fiurnshmg inahra^c? at so
low a cost by returning to its policyholders an equal amount upon similar receipts.
SECOND. Participation in thc legitimate profits of the Company, upon apian which
secures to the policylioldcrs thc same treatment which Directors and Stockholders award
to themselves. This system of participation, in connection with the low " stock" rates
of premium, must necessarily secure to thc policyholders every possible advantage to
be derived from prudent and careful management.
The low rates of premium compel economy, and, independent bf participation,
guarantee to the policyholder his insurance at a rate which is-not in.excess 9t: the cost
in well managed'mutual com panics ; while, by thc proposed plan of participation in
what may be considered the legitimate profits of thc business, the cost will be still
Thus bv tho combined advantages arising from low stock rate and participation in
the profits it is confidently k-Kovcd that thc UNIVERSAL ' LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY offers' insurance adits lowest practicable cost.
Ipy* Those of the existing Policyholders who desire to participate in the Profits
under thc new Plan can do so by making application to the Head Olllce, orto any of
thc Agents of the Company.,
Thc Company is in a sound financial condition.
Ratio of Assets to Inabilities 136 to 100.
m-GOOD RELIABLE AGENTS WANTED, who will deal direct with
the New York Office, and to whom full General Agents' Commissions will
be paid. f
GEO. B. LAKE, General Agent. -
May 24 2m22
i\LW SPRIIVG AND SUMER DRY GOODS
Reduced Prices I
TOT. H. BRUNSON*
WILL OFFER FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS SUPERIOR INDUCE
.Japanese CLOTHS, MUSLINS, LAWNS, GRENADINES, LENOS,
Balerna CLOTHS, Black and Colored ALPACAS,
VEIL BEREGES, L, C. and Hemstitched and Embroidered H'D'K'FS.,
HOSIERY, GLOVES, RIBBONS, LACES, EDGING, INSERTINGS,
Linen and Real Lace COLL ARS.-Linen SETTS, CHEMESETTES,
Ladies and Misses Trimmed HATS, and SUNDOWNS, . .
Silk and Pique TRIMMINGS. CHIGNONS, SWITCHES,
CORSETS, Corset STEELS, FANS, JEWELRY, TOILET ARTICLES,
Table and Furniture DAMASK, ?fcc, <fec.
White Goods. '
Swiss MUSLINS, Jaconet MUSLINS, Checked MUSLINS, MuU MUSLI5"? "
Satin Striped NAINSOOKS, Bishop apd Victoria LAWNS,
BRILLIANTS, Bird's.Eyc and Cotton DIAPERS, PIQUES, Ac.
Bleached SHEETINGS and SHIRTINGS, all widths,
Linen SHEETINGS and PILLOW CASINGS,
Sea Island SHEETINGS 'and SHIRTINGS,
Granitovillo and other heavy SHIRTINGS,
Plaid HOMESPUNS, Hickory STRIPES, Blue and Brown DENIMS*^
BROADCLOTHS, DOESKINS, CASSIMERES, CASHMARETS, TWEEDS,
S.* TINETTS, JEANS, COTTON A DES, Linen DRILLS, COATES'3* &c
Ready Made Clothing and Gents' Furnishing*00^8*
Cassimere and Tweed SUITS, for Men and Youths,
Doeskin, Fancy Cassimere and Cottouade PANTS,
White MARSEILLES and Fancy Cassimere VESTS,
SHIRTS, best makes, and all prices. DRAWERS, Paper COLL>s? *U styles.
Hats ! Hats !
A splendid assortment, embracing all the latest and most fashi^hle styles In
Felt, Cassimere, Farr, Plush, Straw, Panania.
Tho best makes Men's BROGANS, BALMORALS, JEFFEpO^ TIES,
> GAITERS, Ladies' Fr?nch Calf WALKING SHOES, _0
Ladies' Congress and Lace GAITERS, Donna Maria SLIPPY - l? 1 '
Morocco BALMORALS, Peblc Goat BALMORALS,
Misses' Goat, Morocco and Fancy Lace BOOTS,
Copper Tipped and Fancy SHOES for Children. ' . k
Also, Gentlemen's HandVsow.ed TIE&and GAITERS, mex0* the best French
Calk Skin. Vil ? -
Weedin* HOES, Trace CHAINS, AXES, Scvihc BLAIRS,
HATCHETS, HAMMERS, Drawing KNIVES, _ . s_-A
PAD LOCKS, Door LOCKS, Stock LOCKS, Butt, GateM Strap HINGES,
SCREWS, NAILS, Transplanting TROWELS, HAMP? . .:'
Pocket and Table CUTLERY. Well BUCKETS. Gard* RAKES,_
PITCHFORKS, SPADES, COW BELLS, ?fcc.
Crockery and Glasswa*?
A ftdl ^assortment bought from Imjrters.
Smoking and Chewing TOBACCO, SEGARS,
'Toilet and Laundry SOAP, STARCH, SpDA,
SADDLES. Riding and Plow BRIDLES, Felt Sad<* CLOTHS, _
Saddle BAGS, Bridle and Buggy REINS, Horse an Mule COLLARS, Buggy
Tho abovo Goods are New, Frosh and Seasonable. ^DepartmentraSpeciality.
Bought from first class Houses in Baltimore and New* one. And will be disposed
of at prices to suit the present hard times. An earlymLresp?*^ .
May 17_ _ ' tf 21
THIS OLD and RELIA BLE. -FERTI
LIZER is now offered at reduced
prices, as 1'OIIOWB :
On Time to 1st Nov., with Lien, 00,00
." " Mi 'for Cotton.
at 15 Cents, ' . ; MfiO :
W. H. BRUKS?& Agent.
Apr 13 lm ,10.
uah. D. -C Dein ci II axai'.' Por Parti cit st
? UR], EVats,London, Cmada Wwt, ?fia