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EDGEFIELD, S. C., ME 17, 1868. : ^ mi? nm*..*.
?fe Insurance Company,
Principal Office, Macon, Ga.
HE business of this STRICTLY SOUTHERN and HOME COMPA
l is confined bf law to legitimate Life Insurance alone.
Policies issued on all. the approved Mutual plans. It also issues Policies
t Stock rates, 25 per cent: under the mutual rate. But it does not advise
ts patrons to insure on'the Stock plan,-that plan being very expensive in
he lone run.
It is known that'dividends in a good Mutual Company will average about
per cent., especially at the South and West, where investments bring
90 per cent^bf profitson the Mutual business divided annually amongst
1 the Mutni-PoEcy Holders without exception..
One-third' Loan en Premia** given when d?sired. Interest'charged only
pon first loan.
Where all Cash is paid, Policies .will become self-sustaining ; that is, pay
fut, and have 50 ger cent, added to ' their faces, which is one-third more
an the original'sum "insured.
Ample provision %gainst forfeiture of Policies in the expressed terms of
The Company willful way s purchase its Policies at. their Cash value.
We offer 'ie people of. the State the same financial security as Northern
jompanies, the accumulating premiums of the insured, and in addition
ereto a Capital commencing with $500.000 !
Millions of dollars have annually hitherto been lost to the active circula
ron of the .South; in payment of premiums in Northern Companies. In
benefits derived from the investments made by these Companies in Northern
real estate and securities, our people can never share on equal terms. Let
1 then sustain, our own Life Enterprise; and thus keep our money and the
profits too at home.
Officers at Macon, (Ka :
WM. B. JOHNSTON, President.
'.WM- Si. HOLT, vice-President,
GEO. S. QBEAR, Secretary.
JOHN W. BURKE, General Agent,
C. F. McCAT, Ac?uai f.
W. J. MAGILL, Superintendent of Agencies.
J AS. MERCER. GREEN, Medical Examiner.
JBSyThe Cotton States Company is a Georgia-and South Carolina enter
prise, is a good Company, ano: is now fully identified with the interests of"
our people" This ? tate is ably represented in the general management ' by
South Carolina Directors.
L?VA1& & AMEY,
General Agents for North and Sonth Carolina.
WM. J. LAVALL, Esq,, Office, Columbia, S. C., )
M. W. ABNEY, M. D., Edgcfield, S. C. J
June 7 tf ' 24
New Spring Dry (goods I
James W. Turley,
BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA, GA.,
DEALER IN FIRST-CLASS DRY GOODS,
IAS JUST RETURNED FROM NEW YORK, and is now fully pre
pared to offer to the public a completely assorted Stock of SEASONA-.
BLE FIRST-CLASS DRY GOODS.
Great care has been tak?n to .supply each Department with EVERY
THING NEW AND FASHIONABLE, as well as the more staple
articles of the Trade.'
The Cash System wall be Strictly Adhered to, and
it is much cheaper to pay 25 per ceut. for money, and buy your Dry Goods
Jbr Cash, than to buy them on time.
The best judges of Dry Goods, and the closest buyers, are particularly
requested to examine my present schedule of prices.
JAMES. W. TURLEY. .
Mar 29 tf 14
But such is a fact S And if you want fine LIQUOR, either by the Gallon
or Bottle, go to SANDERS' DRUG STORE, and vou will get a Pl
ARTICLE at low figures. All LIQUORS wan anted. Examine for y
selves, which is highest proof.
SPRING AND SUMMER SUPPLIE.
283 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga., '
_AS NOW ON HAND a Full and Complete Stock of CHOICE FAMILY
GROCERIES and PLANTERS SUPPLIES, among which may be found
the following :- ' .
100 Hhds. BACON,.
50 Bbls. LARD,
500 * FLOUR, all grades,
50 Hhds. SUGAR,
300 Sks. COFFEE,
300 Boxes SOAP. :
200 ". CANDLES,
WO " STARCH.
.100 " . SQDA.
5100 Bushel? CORN,
3000 " OATS,
500 Sacks SALT,
100 Cases LYE and POTASH,
10 Bbls. COGNAC BRANDY, .
30 Bbls. CORN WHISKEY,
100 " RYE WHISKEY,
10 " -APPLEBRANDY,
20 GIN and RUM,
20 " ' SHERRY & PORT WINI
200 M. SEGARS, various grades,
150 Boxes TOBACCO,
200 Doz. BUCKETS,
50 Doz. BROOMS.
50 Nests TUBS,
50 Hhds. MOLASSES, " .
100 Bills. SYRUP.
AU CHOO?IS wail- be sold Verv ?Low. Wive i?e a CaBI.
Mav2 tf; 19"
SPARTAN BURG COUNTY, S. C
TlTIS Delightful Wafering Place will
be open for Visitors, Juno 1st, I87I-.
Being situated in the Northern part of
th'? State, in a section remarkable for do
lightfal climate, beauty and hcathfululss,
together with thc virtues of ifs waters,
make it ono of the most desirable Water
ing places to be found.
Tho Medicinal qualities of this water
are not excelled, and aro a sovereign
remedy for ali Female Diseases-all Dis
eases o*f long standing-Diseases of thc
Liver, Bowels, Kidneys and Bladder,
Stomach, Eruptions of tlio'Skin, Scrofu
la, Dyspepsra, Rheumatism, Dropsy, Sy
Arrangements will be made to accom
modate a large number of visitors.
The best Music will bo in attendance
to enliven the Ball Room. Fancy Balls
during the Season.
Ten Fin Alley, Billiard Saloon and Cro
quet for the amusement of tiie guests.
A livery will be kept at moderate
$2,50 per day. $30 to per month, ac
cording to room. Cottages to Rent at $2">
to $">o for Season.
Stases from Jonesville direct to Hotel.
^ w. D. FOTW?L^R;
Jane 7 hm 24
j J. M. Ni?r.LKTT. 1 W. H. GooDRicn
THE Undersized respectfully an
nounce to tho people of EdgefieU
: and adjoining Counties, that they are stil
? engaged in the manufacture of
Of thc well-known and highly approver
MR. ' if EB LETT, who has fourteei
years' practical experience in makin)
thes?* GINS, will give his personal atten
tion to the business, and wo feel cunfi
dent of giving, entire satisfaction to mos
favoring us with their orders.
EVERY GIN WARRANTED.
Old Gins RENOVATED or REPAIB
ED in tho best manner.
iNEBLETT & GOODRICH
At Goodrich's Machine Works.
.?T?T-Capt. LEWIS JONES, of Edgf
field, is our authorized Agent, and all oi
dors received by him will meet Wit!
May 2 * _5m _19_
JUST Received a largo and fresh a?
Kortmeni of PATENT MEDICINE:
ol' all hinds.
G. L. PENN. Druggist.
May 24 tf &
Don't Forget the old Folks.
Don't forget the old folks,
L/vve them more and more,
As they, with unshrinking feet,
Near the "shining shore."
Let your words bo tender,
Loving, soft and low; ?
Let their last days be tho best
They have known below.
Don't forget poor father,
With his failing sight,
With his locks once thick and brown,
Scanty now, and white ;
Though he may be childish,
Still do you be kind- .
Think of him as years ago,
Wim his master mind.
Don't forget dear mother,
With her furrowed brow, '
Once as fair, and smooth,
As the driven snow !
Are her steps uncertain ?
Is hor hearing poor?
Guide her gently till she stands ?
Safe at Heaven's door.
Don't forget the old folks,
Love them more r.nd more,
As they with unshrinking feet,
Near the*"shining shore."
Let your words be tender
Loving, soft and low ;
Let their last days J>e the best
They have known below.
The Peddler's Siosy.
I DO not think I ara naturally su
perstitious ; but I have all my life
been troubled with a kind of superau
ric.ular sense. By this I wish to con
vey the idea that I hear things over
and above the natural sense of hear
ing. The sound, as of a human
voice, comes to me and syllables,
words of meaning, when I know that
no human being is near, and that the
whole must be some kind of mental
deception. Sometimes these words are
of common import, and sometimes of
deep significance. Well do I remem
ber that once, when quite a lad. liv
ing at home with my parents in Paris,
I heard the words, spoken in my very
ear.ds it were :
" Pierre Boisaftt, prepare for sor
I was alone in my fathers library
at the time, engagod in solving a
difficult problem, and," therefore, in no
.condition for this to be the effect ol
ian excited fancy or imagination.
What followed ? My father at thai;
I time was accounted a rich merchant.
Three weeks after he was a bankrupt.
If I had been the most imaginative
person in the world I could not have
Three years later the same words
were repeated. I was then alone, on
"the road to Troyes, engaged in the
humble calling of peddler, to which
my f.ither's misfortunes had reduced
me. 1 felt that something serious
was about to happen, and I took the
first conveyance back to Paris. 1
hastened to my father's then humble
lodgings', and found him dying, and
my poor mother almost distracted
with grief. She was surprised to see
me : but when I told her what brought
me home, she said, it must be the
voice of the Lord. I did not agree :
with her in that respect, becauee I
often heard that same voice saying
Well, my father died, and my
mother did not long survive him, and
then I was alone in the world. See
ing nothing bettor before me-at
least nothing that bettor suited my
disposition for a constant change of
scene-I resumed the humble busi
ness of a peddler, and after two or
three weeks spent in France, went to
Sardinia and established a route for
myself among the retired villages of
the mountains, where at least I was
looked upon as in no wise inferior to
the farmers, artisans and peasants
with whom I dealt.
'I was now in a region wild enough
to suit my romantic turn of mind,
and perilous enough to keep me in a
state of almost constant excitement,
which was as much a source of pleas
ure to me then as peaceful serenity
is at the present time. Some of the
routes between one habitation and
another were so long that one day's
journey would not take mc through,
and then I would be obliged to find
my lodging among the caves, rocks,
or trees, as best I could. Some of
the mountain-passes were very dan
gerous, and a single slip o: mis:step
might send one headlong down ahun
dred or a thousand feet. Then there
were dangers from storms and hurri
canes, some of which were terrible,
and not least of all was the danger
from robbers, who might be mot where
For six years I carried on my ped
dling traffic in that wild region, with
out any other misfortune than some
serious flights and hair-breadth es
capes. ?y that time I felt that, for
a young man, I was pretty well oil",
and thought I would return to Paris
and set up shop-keeping; and an
event, or perhaps I should rather say
tragedy, that Lnppened about that
time, fixed my resolution and hasten
ed my depart uro.
As I was going over a very wild
and lonely pass of the mountains,
the sun being nearly set and I at
least seven miles from the, nearest
habitation, my familiar voice, which
had never ielt mo, said distinctly :
" ?ierro Boisant, beware !"
I was alarmed nt this warning, be
cause I had "never recivcd.a warning
of tho kind in vain. I looked up the
rugged, frowning rocks above me, and.
down into tho awful gulf below, and
then before a'r.d behind at the narrow,
zigzag path I was pursuing, but saw
no living thing, except a large, black
bird, ol the vulture species, that was
slowly winging his way across the
wild scene, as if from one mountain
peak to another. I knew the voice
was not human, and I felt there was
some impending danger, but what it
was, or where or when to. look for it,
I could not tell. It wag not possible
for me to remain where I was, and to
go back might be as dangerous as to
go forward, and so I continued to ad
vance, looking carefully to every
step, and glancing keenly and ner
vously at all the surroundings.
At length I reached a *'U vider
and gloomier place, wb^re it was
usual for me, when on this route, to
.turn off down into the dark valley,
to pass the night in a little cave,
which I had accidentally discovered
about a hundred and fifty yards from
the path, and which was so secluded
and concealed by a clump of bushes
in front of it, that I believed it was
known to noone except myself. About
I this cave was a steep ledge of rooks,
and by keeping along the mom
side, without going down int
.valley at all, I could gain a po
j.directly over it, at a height of,
i haps, a .hundred feet ; and thouj
to this moment I had not thoug
changing my course, I now fount
self instinctively, as it were.movi
ii that direction. A moment
flection on the mysterious wami
had. received convinced me this
the bestthing I could do ; for if
was danger, it was most likely
robbers, who were, probably, lyi
wait for me on my regular well-ki
route-and as the night was w
it could do me no harm to pass i
the open air.
So I went.on, slowly and caut
ly,-till I arrived at a. point dirt
over the cave, which I now ft
was as far as I could go in that
rection, owing to the rocks tera
ting in a precipice a few feet bey
Some bushes which had struggle?
fi om the little earth between
crevices afforded me a place of
cealmenc ; ?nd crawling into the?
disburdened myself of my pack, sp]
out my blanket, and proceeded ,w
out attempting to light a fire, to
the food I had provided for my I
per. By the time I had finished
frugal repast the sun had set, and
dark shades of night were coming
" Perhaps I am foolish in tal
this precaution against some fane
danger," I mentally said; "but
matter ; I would rather be foolish
this way than foolhardy."
Scarcely had these thoughts pas
through my mind than I l'ancien
heard voices speaking in low, gun
ed tones. The soundsseemed to cc
up from below, and it may readily
credited that I listened most intent
straining my senses of hearing to
utmost, to catch the words, if wo
indeed they werej for after all,
might be the breeze playing ame
the rocks and trees.
For perhaps five minutes I cont
ned to hear these sounds, but was
the time unable to make out fora c
tainty what they were, and then tl
ceased, and for another five mimi
all veas silent. It had now become
dark that nothing could be distille
seen at any distance : and thougl
crept cautiously to the edge "of I
rocks, and tried to poer down, it v
like attempting to look into soi
'?lack gulf. My situation, under t
circumstances, was lonely en'ous
but I experienced a secret satisfacti
in being where I was, and noido\
in the cave, where I rather f
chan thought some ono or more pi
-ons were lying in wait for me.
At length that same low munni
as ot" voices, was again heart], a
again I listened, with my whole ser:
of hearing on the stretch. . I soon t
came satisfied that words were bei
spoken---but then came the thoug
that it might be the mysterious voie
I had heard at the intervals nil n
life. This time, however, I was n
long kept in doubt, lor presently
could distinguish the words as if tl
speaker in the cave had come out in
the Vpon air.
" it is strange he does not make 1
appearance!" said one,
" I do not know how to account t
it!" replied another.
" Are you perfectly sure you sa
him at all?" inquired a third.
" Am I sure 1 ara- here now ?'.' w.
the rejoinder. " Have I not eye:
and can I not see with them ? Itt
you he was within a mile of he:
coming along that narrow, dangeroi
path with his pack strapped to h
back. Here we know is where 1
usually passes the night in this regio
anti why he is not hero is more th?
I can conjecture."
"If he had gone past, we shoul
have heard from the others belbi
this," remarked the first speaker.
" Undoubtedly," was the repl]
"No. he must be somewhere, on tl
'mountain-unless he has fallen ov<
the preoipice and broken his neck
in which case we shall find, all w
want of him in the morning, and t
saved the trouble of blood-letting.
" Could he have got near enoug
to have heard oflr voices?" inquire
" $b, for Eicardo is so posted th.
he would have seen or heard hil
" Well, then he ra?y be here ye
Hark ! hush ! there are ?teps comin
this way now !" said the speaker, i
a whisper, which I could just barel
hear, the night being still, and m
position directly over tho partie
"Now, then, be ready, and lett]
make quick work of it !"
After this the robbers \yere as s
lent as death, and with feelings th?
must be left to the imagination, I .Iii
tened to the approaching footstep:
that I knew were mistaken for min<
It was with a shudder, and a strang
kind of dread, that I heard step
slowly and steadily approaching, wit
now and then a. slight rustle of th
bushes, and the occasional loosenin
and rolling of a stone. I felt th a
some human being was moving or
ward t,r> his doom, and I would hav
called out to him to bevare if I hai
known I could have saved him wit
anything short of the penalty of rn;
For the few seconds of awful suf
pense which elapsed, I trembled s
that I was fearful of being hearc
and the perspiration started out c
Suddenly there came a wild, pro
longed shriek, and the thrilling words
ii' Oh, Heavens I I am stabbed I
am killed I I am killed 1"
" Gracious Heaven I" cried anothei
" what have we done?-that is Ri
1 cardo's voice 1 A light here, quick
a light I";
A dark, lantern was in readiness
and the next moment a bright ligh
flashed upon the dark figure of a hu
man being stretched out upon th
ground, in the last struggles Of death
A scene of consternation and con
fusion followed, when the murderou
robbers found they had slain thei
own look-out or sentinel, in mistaki
for me. Some blamed the man wh<
struck the fatal blow, and some thi
ill-fated man himself, for approach
ing in the way he did, without propel
warning. It was finally decided tba
i the man had been killed by a natura
I mistake, under the circumstances
and that no one should be blai
for a fore-ordained fatality. So t
took up the body, from which the
spark of life had departed, arid <
ried it away for a speedy bunal.
I humbly, thanked Heaven for
own wonderful preservation, and co
not but feel that the awful . retri
tion was just. Tired as I was, I
shouldered my pack, and, in the si
dark hours of that eventful night,
traced my steps across the danger
mountain-path, resolved to quit t
perilous country forever. -Thisp
pose I am still living to say I accc
The Eest Society.;
" No company or good campan;
was a motto given by a distinguish
man to all his young friends:' It v
a motto he had always endeavored
follow as far as in his power, and
was a very wise one. The directic
of the Bible are many withjregard
evil company, and all through it <
are taught to shun, such sotn?ty,' h
we get a snare to our sonls."]
Another of high position in t
world makes it a rule t?fassocia
with high-mine id. 'intelligent me
rather than with fashionable idler
and he said he had derived more i
tellectual improvement from the
than from all the books he ever rea
Sir Foxwell- Euston oftefcspoke
the great, benefits he 'hm derivi
from his visit to the* Gurney famil
Their words stimulated him to nial
the most of his powers.- " It h
given a color to my whole- life," 1
said. Speaking of his success at tl
University, he remarked;: " I cr
ascribe it to nothing but mY.visits
this family, where I caught the ii
fection of self-improvement."
Surely, if our visits bavje such a
influence upon our life, it should be
matter of serious importance to us i
what families we allow ^ourselves 1
he intimate. Boys and gijrls form a
tachrnents very easily, an$often wit
little forethought. In ;ihis, as a
things else, you should, not fail 1
take advice of those who are old<
and wiser, and never, never choof
for a friend ' one against .whom ye
have been warned by those who dea
ly love you.*
There are people whose very pre
ence seems to lift you upy-into a be
ter, higher atmosphere. Choose sue
associates whenever it is in yon
power, and the more you cnn live i
their society, the better for both min
and heart. " He that walketh wit
wise men shall be wise1; but- a corr
panion of fools shall be destroyed.
f -OF THE ANTEDILUVIANS.-It mus
have been a pleasant thjng to be a
Antediluvian, one of the men wh
lived five hundred and sixty and.tw
years, and begot somebody. Antedi
luvian life had its advantages. Wit
a life of nine hundred and sixty-nin
years before him, ? ^t?^ould ac
complish much. He could Dy person?
observation, settle the ' oft-aispute
assertion that the polecat lives fo
two hundred years-he could, if
?Burns or a Shaksnearo, celebrate hi
own centennary-ne could be his aw
oldest inhabitant, and could gaze fa
along the vista of nine hundred year
ol' early greon peas and spring chick
en.1;, When time was meted by year;
and, instead of eight-day clocks, the;
had eighty-year chronometers, a ma:
could enjoy the luxury of lying ii
bed till September, or of going on ?
three years' drunk. When biddinj
farewell to his family, he might say
"I am just going over to Methuse
lab's for twenty years-dorrt wai
lunch." And the hoary gran'dsireof toi
centuries might-tell liistoddling grand
son to go out to play until 1886, bu
he must return then, and not keel
his parents sitting up for him. Lif
insurance would be cheap, and th
rate bf interest, when men gave note
for four hundred years, renewabl
for thre? hundred more, must havi
been, accommodatingly low.
SLEEP.-How many persons an
there that go to bed at a reason abb
hour ? Many will sit up reading o
conversing until twelve, one, or evei
two o'clock at night. This is kept up
and finally becomes a habit, and whet
they do retire, cannot . sleep. The]
gradually lose flesh, become dyspeptii
and debilitated ; being.nnable to ac
count for this emaciation, they ' con
sult a physician. Certain medicina
are prescribed and still the difficulty
exists. The medical adviser ha?
probably neglected to interrogate hil
patient as to his habits, and he, too, is
at. a loss to understand why his reme
dial agents have not the.preper salu
tary effect. The patient now changes
physicians, and so he continues, uati!
from exhaustion, he is compelled to re
main in bed, and nature regains hei
grand recuperative powers of fdeep,
.and the patient comparatively recov
ers for a few months, when, if tig
same habit is continued, he relapses
into his former condition. Many per
sons will tell yon they cannot sleep ii
they go to bed at niue or ten o'clock
in the evening ; and this is true, when
the nervous system has been abused ;
but when perseus retire at a seasona
ble hour, theywill soon fall asleep,
and one hour's sleep, previous tc
twelve o'clock at night, will do the
system more good than three hours
after that time Sitting up late at
night impairs ;he eyes and destroys
the complexen, which' adds much
miserv to the life of young ladies.
Young mensbv.U bearin mind, when
they inflict thiir society on the fair sex
till a late hoir of night, that they
can leave wlen they feel inclinea,
but their uosess is compelled to en
tertain tun during their visit
DIFFERENCE.--A teacher one
cy, for yali of a? better thing tor
; the claBS to parse,. took up a tem
. perance paier, intending to have
i them parse i temperance story ; but
as the story was a long one, ho told
. them to stop at the "grog shop," and
i not parse it He, of course, had ref
. e'rence to abortion of the story. Im
I agine his surprise next morning, to
? receive a n)te of dismissal from the
i school comnittee formais intemperate
. j ideas of advising his pupils " to stop
. ! at a grog ?op and not pass it." An
; explanatioi ensued, in which ;f was
[ found that parsing and passing are
, 1 not the ?me. '
j .J-M ir,-' li-'rfO
I '--.' . ii V' -.
The Possessions of a Western
A correspondent, writing from
Peoria, 111., ' gives the following ac
count of the scale upon which farm
ing is done at the "West :
The farm of M. L. Sullivant, of
Burr Oak, near Chatsworth, Living
ston county, Illinois, is* not only a big,
but a well managed and profitable
enterprise. The.farm'is eight miles
square, containing 40,960 acres--64
sections, Government survey. It is
subdivided into 82 farms of 1,280
acres each. Each farm has a captain
and a first and second lieutenant, all
under control of a commander-in
chief; its owner," and Brigadier Gene
ra? J. M. Miner. There are 15,000
acres'under the plows, over 10,000
of which is in'corn this season, wh;ch
looks finely. This required 1,600
bushels of corn for seed thia year.
The remainder of the farm, is us?d
for grazing, small grain,arid grass..
There are two hundred and fifty
.miles of hedge fence, besides other
fences ; one hundred and fifty miles
cf ditch for draining wet land ; two
hundred men and. four hundred work
and horses mules are nsed on this farm.
There is employed, also, onesiirvetyor,
two book keepers, four blacksmiths and
eight carpenters. An accurate ac
count is kept with each farm, and
with each man, horse and mule
horses and mules being all named or
numbered, and charged witfh.amount
paid for them and their vfoqd,. and
credited with their labor. ' There is
no more regular or --systematic set of
books kept in any banking or manu
facturing establishment in the coun
try than Mr. Sullivant's.
The whole of this land was entef
ed'fromthe Government about twen
ty years since by its'present owner at
$125 per acre. The farm at thistime,
with the improvements made upon it
and personal property connected with
it, is'worth about $2,000,000 ; so you
fee we have a millionaire in Central
Illinois in the person ? of a sturdy
farmer, who shows "what I know
about farming" by his works, and
can stand in the centre of his farm
and say, truthfully, "I am monarch
of all I survey."
- ? ?HO.?? i
A Woman's Love.
The funeral of Halsted who was
murdered in Newark, N. J., last week,
-took place in that city on the 5th in
stant, from-his late residence. His
wifo Was present and manifested deep
grief at his death- A telegram an
nouncing the murder was sent her on
Sunday, but it was not till Tuesday
it reached her. In the meantime,
however, she had read all the fright
ful facts, and had already begun to
make preparations for coming home.
She arrived in Newark at two o'clock
on Tuesday afternoon, and immedi
ately-contrary to all expectation on
the part of her relatives and friends
-asked to be shown her dead hus
band. The body had not yet been
laid out, and it was with difficulty
she was prevented from viewing it
outil yesterday. It had cone abroad
that she had refused to recogniae the
corpse. This was tedd her by Col.
"Abe" Halsted, her brother-in-law.
"Why. Uncle Abe." said she, " you
don't suppose I'm going to desert him
now? He was foolish and indis
creet, I know, but I loved him through
life, and I love him in death. He had
his faults, I know, butstill ho was one
of the best of men and of husbands.
If tho whole world should turn on
his corpse I wont." These, words
embodying a degree of worn inly love
and charity, thc like of which has
rarelv if. ever been paralleled,- are
vouched'mr by Col. " Abe." " Why,
sir," said' the Colonel, "Newark
doesn't know what hind of woman
alie is ; she is a thoroughbred. She
even expressed sympathy for the
wretched woman Wilson and said she
would like to see her and hear what
she had to say ol' the matter. A no
ble woman, a noble woman, is ' Pet's'
Tbis a Farming Country.
Before the war, we recollect that
some high authority expressed a pref
erence lor a good plantation In Abbe
ville over a Mississippi or Red River
bottom plantation, assorting that the
average profila for a series of years
were greater. This year's experience
recalls this testimony to mind. While
the crops elsewhere are suffering
from the seasons in various ways, in
this whole Abbeville "belt of land,
stretching across the State, they are
doing about as well as UBual, and
with renumerative prices, our far
mers should have money in their
pockets next winter.
Consider another item-the price
they can get for their provisions here.
Upon some of the western farms, for
ty bushels of corn are raised to the
acre, but selling at but 25 cents a
bushel, the money yield to the acre,
with more labor of course, being in
proportion to the bulk of^the crop, is
but ten dollars. Why, eight bushels
to the acre here brings ten dollars,
and the fodder and peas are extra.
' Tliia country, again, is healthy.
Without extravagance, we believe it
to he the healthiec-t in the world. To
the laboring man, indeed, to all men,
what an invaluable blessing isthe en-,
joyment of sound health I -
Lastly, Mr. N. H. Davis insists
that hillside hedging will malee our
clay hills, the steeper the better, Uia
most fertile lands in the whole coun
try, - . . .
These considerations should make
the thriftless ponder, whether any
chang? of locality will e\er make
prosperous, money-making farmers Of
those, who can neither prosper nor
make money here.-Fairfield Herald.
Cowper wrote some lines about
swearing, which it would bo worth
while for ev.-uy-one to learn :
" It chills my blood to hear the blest Su
preme '. II j
Rudely appealed to on every trifling
Maintain your rank, vulgarity despise
To swear is neither brave, polite nor
Some who would not swear by the
name of God, think nothing of swear- jj
iug " By George," or " By jingo," or ll
by something else ; others often cry j
out," " Good graoiaiw I" or i* Mercy i,
.'.1 ? ;. ?>'v;;?:,. ti 07? ft : i'ia I Ol Birji?b
on me !" and the like. These are the
beginnings of swearing. They are to
profane swearing what acorns are to
Our Saviour said when he was on
earth: " Let your yea be yea and
your nay, nay ; for whatsoever is
more than this, cometh pf evil."
This means that we should use plain,
simple language. David had a-short
prayer to this point: "Set a watch,
O, Lord I before my mouth ; and keep
the door ?f my lips."
James L? Orr.
2b the Editor of the kingtree Star :
The Honorable' James L. Orr,
Judge James L. Orr, is spoken of in
the following-wise in "the Barnwell
Sentinel. We take it thusly ;
We see that this wily , man ha's
been having himself, interviewed
again. Before he turned Radical
openly, he had his interview publish
edin the World. Now that he has em
braced Radicalism, he enlightens the
the North through the Herald. It
won't do, -Judge. The Republican
party are not anxious to get such re
cruits as the Radicals of South Caro
lina, 'you arc too d?ad weight They
ire ashamed of you. They know
how you deserted nnd betrayed the
Democratic party, just as Beast But
ler .did*. :< ?They know how you sup
ported President Johnson until he
:ould no longer serve von. They
iiiow how you curried^ favor with
Sickles, another deserter. They know
tow you tried to ho'ney-fnggle the
jlack and tan Convention, as it was
:a??ed, in Charleston. They know
low you have made friends With"
Scott and his crew} who have been
Dreying upon the vitals of the State,
rhey know the good men'you sneer
it and .respect them, which is more
;han they rio you. If you think you
;an play a card for the nomination of
.7ice-Presitlent on the Republican
ricket, play it, but you can't'.win.
Lrou may as well try, however, for it
s your last chance. That party will
ook for a stronger man than yon
vhen they elect their-banner-beareis.
ibu'are piayed out, and what is worse,
bund out. Deserters may be received
is recruits, but they will not be se
ected as leaders."
We say to our quondam Governor
-the professional politician-the one
vho has been tried, but is not to be
rusted, that South Carolina has no
ise for such ? as you are. You had
)etter emigrate. We do not desire
.our services aa Judge. You are out
>f office as Governor (wc are happy
o have it to say) and we have no use
or you as a politician. He who tries
;o climb "both sides of the sapling
ihould fall. CEAON.
Brevities aiid Levities.
?S* A Nashville paper reports the
' obsequios of tho last surviving mern
jer of tho first Grand Lodge of Masons
n Tennessee." Why they buried tho
?jopic man alive does not appear.
An Indiana damsel undertook to
jreaka mule colt tho other day. At last
iccouuts her head was two sizes too large
"or her bonnet, and she had ordered arset
>f false teeth.
>-';?. A kiss is the alms which enriches
lim who receives without impoverishing
1er who gives.
j&B* We are reliably informed that
he "Harp that once through Tara's
?alls," and tho "Harp of a Thousand
Strings" are in no wa}' connected with
he Jews-harp family ; nor are they re
nted to Hiirp-ers Magazine. ;
r^' ^'he following advertisement ap?
jearea in an Irish paper: " Whereas
Patrick Malohy has fraudulently take r,
iway several articles of wearing apparel
vithout my knowledge, this is, there
ore, to inform him that if ho docs not
urthwith return the same his name shall
ie made public."
?3r Thc Texas Gazette speaks in this
it vie of a politician of that State: Should
:he brains of a docent white mau bo de
josltod in tho Mississippi liver at St.
Louis, ten dropH-of river water at Vicks
burg would fully represent his intellect
A Bostonian buried his sixth wife
ately. Next day he mei the preacher,
md offered him a three dollar greenback.
Che minister declined to take it saying
ie was not accustomed to take pay for
mch services; and the bereaved indi
vidual replied, *'Just as you say, but
hat's what I've been in the habitof pay
??&~ There was seen, the other day, a
ittle boy, in the streets of Colosse, New
fork, crying. A gentleman, stepping
ip to tho little follow, said: "My little
nan, what is the matter ?" To which he
.esponded: " I've got the stomach ache,
ind I'll have it again if I've a mind to,"
?sar A Nevada paper prints an elabo
?ato article upon the delicate subject of
' what shall wo drink." After a logical
.eview, the writer concludes that "no
han ever lived to a green old age who
?vas a renegade to whiskey straight and
itooped so low as to take sugar in his
iguor." . . .
Tho State Department has received
argo numbers Of letters from parties' in
lifferent parts of tho country asking to
JO supplied with some of the condurango
he recently discovered cancer remedy
Drought to tho attention of tho g?vorn
nent by tho Ecuadorian minister. As
ho supply is exhausted the requests.can
lot be compliod with.
n^r- A Virginia editor ha3 come to the
xmclucion that a man might as well un
l?rtake to hold himself a? arm's- length
ind then turn a double somersault over
i meeting boase steeple, as to attempt to
publish a paper that will suit everybody.
$3r An old lady gives this as her idea
jf a great man : " One who is keerf?l of
bis clothes, don't drink sperrte, kin read
the Bible without spelling the words,
md eat a cold dinner on wash day with
jgr A young lady in Oshkosh was J.
Lately presented with an elegant card,
case from one of her admirers. A few
days afterward, while showing it to a
lady friend, "she wished he had given
her a larger one. This little thing won't
hold more than half a dock 1"
An elderly Mississippian blew
out his brains the omer day because his
washer woman would pin ty's Bhirts at
' Several yonng men about our
town ought to trim out their eyebrows
so as to correspond with their mons
.TENEMENT LIFE IN NEW. YORK.
Some idea may be formed of tene
ment life in New York, when it is
known that two houses in " Gotham
Court," known as Nos. 36 and 38
Cherry street, contain six hundred
people. The Board of Health has
.ordered a clearing out of thesepremir
ses for the benefit of humanity there
in imprisoned ; but humanity and
avarice neera inclined to battle with
the philanthropic board, and bravely
struggle to reverse this order. It
seems scarcely credible that such a
phase of -life eau exist in a city of so
much wealth and- .magnificence ; but,
following the downward track . of the
cars through the eastern avenues and
lower streets, thc sight is truly, fiii"
Far up, to a height of four or ?jv?
?tories, in cramped and close rooms,
or down beneath where God's sun
light fails to" creep, men, women and
children vegetate, growing in years
and developing' in crime. Here the
great masses congregate to eke out
the gift of life, which is often hali
spent before they know how to use
it; but here are also found, even
amid the squalor and poverty and
darkness of corruption, braw and
no'ule souls making these same hard
lessons glorious.for their fellows.
PHYSICAL EFFECT OF LAUGHTER.
-Probably there" is noe the remotest
corner or little inlet of the minute
blood vessels of the body that does
not feel some wayelet from the great
convulsion produced by hearty laugh
ter shaking the central man. The
blood moves more lively-probably
its chemical,.electric, or vital codition
is distinctly modified-it conveys a
different impression to ?ill thc organs
of the'body, as it visits them on that
particular mystic journey, when a
man is laughing from what it does at
other times. And thus it is that a
good laugh lengthens a man's life by
conveying a distinct and additional
stimulus to the vital forces. The
time may come when physicians, at
tending more closely than they do
now to the innumerable subtle in
fluences which the soul exerts upon
its tenement of clay, shall prescribe
to a torpid' patient " so >many peals
af laughter, to be und ergo ne'at such
i time, just as they now db that far
more . objectionable prescription-a
pill or*an electric or galvanic shock ;
md shall study the best and most
?ffectuai method of producing the re
quiring effect in eac? patient.
WILL give strict attention to the
STORAGE and SALE OF COTTON and
?thor PRODUCE on Comrx.i8sion.
And will mako tho usual ADVANCES
Df PROVISIONS, Ac, to Planters.
Consignments and Orders solicited.
Office, No. 5, McIntosh Street, opposite
Mcssrst Jennings, Smith ?fc Co.
Augusta, Apr 17, 1871.
References in Edgcfiel?'.--Gens. Bon
ham, Dunovant and Butler.
Capt. O. N. BUTLER, of Edgcfield, is
wsociated with our Firm, and will repre
sent our House in Edgefield and adjoin
Apr 20 tf 18
THE BEE HIVE.
>EGS leave to inform his numerous
friends and customers that he has removed
to the capacious Store, No. 176, Broad St.,
apposite the Augusta Hotel, where bc
will continue the
MY GOODS BUSINESS,
And hopes to merit a continuance of the
patronage so UberaUy extended to him at
Fresh Supplies of Dry Gooda will be
received by every Steamer, which will
be offered at the lowest prices
Apr 12 tf 16
FROM and after this date the terms of
subscription to' the TRI-WEEKLY and
WEEKLY CONSTITUTIONALIST are
reduced as foUows :
One oopy, one year. ?5 00
Ono copy, six months. 2 50 .
Ono copy, thre? months, 1 50
Five copies,. (cluf>) one year, 4 50 each.
Ten copies, (club) ono year, 4 06 each.
Ono copy, one year. $2 00 .
One copy, six months, 100
Five copies, (club) one year 1 75 each.
Ten copies, (club) one year 1 50 each.
Tlte TRI-WEEKLY, containing full
Telegraph and Market Roporte, with all
the loading Editorials of tho DAILY, is
Siublished and mailed every Sunday,
Veduesdav and Friday morning,
j Tho WEEKLY, an'cijrht pagopapor,
convenient size for binding, containing
fuli and accurate Market Roports Tele
graphic Nows, Editorials and Miscella
neous matter, is printed and mailed every
Wc shall strive to make tho CONSTI
TUTIONALIST, in the future, worthy
tho liberal patronage heretofore enjoyed.
STOCKTON & CO.,
Augusta, Apr 22 2m ' 18
WELL B?RNT BRICK.
A ND atnnng thom several Thousands CIR.
A CULAR RRICKS ?or Walling Well?,
-now ready for delivery.
W. W. ADAMB.
Mar 6 tf II
:F you want a COLD GLASS OF
SODA WATER, call at
j G. L. PENN'S Drug Store.
May9_ tf 20
TWO Boxes FRESH LEMONS just
.received, and for sale by
June 21 tf ' 20
Confectioneries, Nuts, A.c.
AFINE Variety of Fresh CANDIES,
: NUTS, ?kc,, afwavsin Store;'
W. F. DURISOE, Sr. "
iowa i? a j
* ?IGUSTA, Juno 22d, 1871.
JLPIE INSURANCE FIRM of JEF
FERSON- <fc RANSOM, as Agents pf the
Piedmont & Arlington Lifo Insurance
Company wa?? diseolvcd on tho 15th May
hist, by rh? withdrawal of E. E. "JEF
M. A. RANSOM succeeds to, and con
trols all of tho former business of said
Firm, and will continue the business
with dulce at 227 Broad Street, Augusta,
Thc General Agency for South Caroli
na of LEAPHART, JEFFERSON &
RANSOM was also dissolved at same
date by tho Withdrawal of E. E. JEF
Tlie business bf tho Agency will bo
continued os usual at tho Company's Of
fice in Columbia by LE APHA RT it
E. E. JEFFERSON,
M. A. RANSOM.
IN explanation of the above, it is but
due to thc Company and my late Part
ners, to say that my withdrawal was not
occasioned by. any loss of confidence in
the Company, or in its present manage
ment, or distrust of its future success,
but to accept c more advantageous, offer.
My official and personal relations with
my late Partners were pleasant and har
monious to timo of dissolution, and I
jordislly commend them to my friends:
E. E. JEFFERSON.
June 28 lm2u
U. 8. MARSHAL'S SALE.
?ONE TRACT OF LAND,
" Thc Hibler Tract," contain
?. S. MARSHAL'S OFFICE,)
SOLTII CAROLINA DISTRICT, I
Nehemiah K. Butler, )
vs . *>
Wm. B. Dom. I
Joseph H. Spears, . |
Wm. B. Dorn. }
BY Virtue of Writs of Fieri Facias
to me directed, issuing out of, tho
Sonorablo the United States Circuit
^ourt, for the District of South Carolina,
n tho abo ve stated cases, I will expose
br sale, tb the highest bidder, at public
mctlon, at Edgettcld C. H., on tho 7th
?ay of August, 1871, (being the FLat
Mondav in the month,) all the right, tl
ie, and interest of the Defendant in and
? the following property, to wit :
No. 1-ONE TRACT OF LAND,
fnown as "The Rocky Pond Tract," c?n
aining Thirteen Hundred and Twenty
ive Acres, more or less, adjoining lands
if George D. Tillman, J. M. Clark, Es
iato of H. Newsome, and others. On this
Tract thero are two.Grist Mills and one
Steam Saw MilL
No. 2--ONE TRACT OF LAND,
inown as " The Brooks' Tract," contain
ng Six Hundred and Fifteen Acres,
more or less, adjoining lands of D. J.
VVilliams, Anderson Walls* N. S. Horri
ing Eleven Hundred Acres', more or
.ess, adjoining lands 'of J. L. Harmon,
Thomas Perrin, Thomas Henderson and
>thers. On this Tract there is also a good
No. 4--ONE TRACT OF LAND,
known as "Tho Shinburg Tract," ch
aining Seven Acres, more or less, ad
ioitiinfr land? of Dr. J. C. Lanier. Th*. J.
Ii. Lewis and others. ? A good Grist Mill
Uso on this Tract.
No. 5--ONE TRACT OF LAN I>,
known #s ''Tho Roguo Shoal Trac*."
jonta'ining Seventy Acres, more or les ..,
ldjoining lands ot J. A. Talbert, M;
susan Blackwoli and others. There b a
?ood Grist Mill also on this Tract.
The above Lands levied on as the pro
perty of thc Defendant Wm. B. Dom.
?28- TERMS CASH. Purchssors to
pay the Marshal for necessary Papers '
. //5?y-Salo to bo conducted by BEN J. P.
CO VAR, Deputy Marshal, as Auctioneer.
L. E. JOHNSON,
U. S. Marshal.
Charleston, S. C., July 6, 1871. 4t29
Comity Auditor's Notice.
CO?NTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE,
EDOKKIELD C. H., S. C.,
June 2Sth, 1871
THE Undersigned will attend at th;;
following pinces in Edgefield County
it the times stated herein, to receive RE
TURNS of property uoidcrs, and to AS
SESS THE PROPERTY, Real.and Per
sonal, in ?aid County, in pursuance of
thc Laws of this Slate providing for tho
Assessment and Taxation of property,
Pleasant Lane, " July 10th, 1871.
Cheatham's Store, 11th, "
Libcrtv Hill, M 12th and 13th
Whitehouse, " 14th, 1871.
Red Hill, M 15th, 44
Ward's Depot, 17th, " .
Norris'Store, " 18th, 44
Mt. Willing, " 19th and 20th
T. W. Bleaso's Store, " 2lst, 1871.
Coopersville, " 22nd, 44
Dr. Rushton's Store, " 24th, V
Pina House, 44 25th, 44
Graniteville, 14 26th,
Hamburg, . 44 27th, "
Beech Island, Club H. 44 28th, 44
Cherokee Ponds, 44 29th, '4
And at Edgetield c. II. from July 31st to
August 14th, 1871, at which time the
Books will close. . .
' The property holders will be required
to meet tho Auditor at thc times and pla
ces aforesaid, and to make their returns
on oath ; and to facilitate business, they
are requested to como prepared with a -
full staroinont of all their property ready
Tlie attention of all property holders in
Edgefield County is called to the follow
ing Section of tlie Act entitled an Act to
Amend an Act entitled An Act provi
ding for the Assessment and Taxation of .
Property, passed Sept. ?5th, 1868, and an
Act amendatory thereto, approved Mardi
9th, 1873 : -
Sec. 3. That whenever any tax paver
shall fail to make returns to the Auditor
of his County within ihe time prescribed
by law, i: shill! hy the duty of the Coun
ty Auditor to enter in thc. tax duplicate
against such tax payer, thc property
phnrged to .'din in thc previous year.
With fifty per cent, penalty added.there
to, except m cases ot' sickness, or absence
from the County, when the truo amount
of property onl'v shall lie charged.
; . ROB HUT A. LYNCH,
Auditor Edgefield Countv.
June 28 4t 27
THE Subscriber, with tho boneflt of a
practical. experience for tho lost
twenty-five rears, oilers his services to
Planters of Edgell .?ld wishing thoir GINS
REPAIREi , SAWSSHARPENED.&c,
&c, and will attend promptly and faith
fully to ell orders. Terms reasonable.
Letters addressed to biiri ot Edgefield,
S. C., caro of Mr. ?. R. Dur i s oe, will re
ceive early attention.
W. B. MAYS?
July 5 Im 28
BOOTS A1VB SHOIfc !
MADE TO ORDER OR REPAIRED
All work well done at reasonable pri
ces, out of the best Loather, and by com
Give me a trial, and I will give you
Terms Cash. S. H. MANGET.
June 7 tf 24
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