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EDGE FI ELD, S. G., AUGUST 3, 1871.
VOLUME X?XT.-No. 22.
life Insurance Company,
Principal Office, Macon, Ga.
^THE business of this STRICTLY SOUTHERN and HOME COMPA
NY is confined by law t? legitimate Life Insurance alone.
Policies issued on all the approved Mutual plans. It also.issues Policies
at Stock rates, 25 per cent, nnder'the mutual rate. But it does not advise
its patrons io injure on the Stock plan, .that plan being very ' expensive in
the long run.
It is known that dividends in a good Mutual Company wilj average about
65 per cent., especially at the South and West, where investments bring,
90 per oe?ti of profite on +fce Mutual business divided annually amongst
all tie Mutual-Policy Holders without exception.
One-t^ira Loan on Premiums given when desired. Interest charged only
upon first ????l
Where all Cash isjpaid, Policies will become self-sustaining; that i?, pay
out, "and Tmv?^Tp?r c?ritl a'dded to their faces, which is one-third Inore
than thCJrlginat?um insured.. ; . ^ .
Ample provision against forfeiture of Policies in the expressed t?nns of
The Company will always purchase its Policies at their Cash value.
We offer the people of the State the same financial security as Northern
'Companies, the accumulating premiums of the insured, and in addition
thereto a Capital commencing with $500,000 !
Millions <of tdp?ars haye abnfcilly hitherto been lost to the active circula
tion of^neScm?brr?n payment hi 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]
ther sustain our own Life Enterprise, and thus keep our money and the!
prouts too at hyome. \~r *
?/ j I ^bfjlcei* ai ^ffacon, 6a ::
WM. B. JOHNSTON, r^eliJent.
i ,^rM. S"HpLT?tice-Prea?dent. M
"OrlO. S^OfeAR/Secr?t?fv: v .* '*
JOHN W. BURKE, General Agent.
C. F. McC#Yj Actuary.
W. J. A?AGILL, Superintendent? of Agencies.
JAS. MERCER GREEN, Medical Examiner.
J6T"The Cotton States Company is a;Georgia and South Carolina enter
prise, is a good Company, and is now fully identified with the interests ol'
our people. This State is ably represented in the general management by1
South Carolina J>rractors. v ? ' ? \
# LAYALL & ABYEY,
eral Agents for North and South Caroona.
WM. J. LAVALL, Esq,, Office, Columbia, S. C., [ '
M. W. ABNEY, M. D., Edgefield, S. C
Mew Spring Bry Goods S
James W. Turley,
IIBOAD STREET, AUGUSTA, GA.,
BEALES IN FIRST-CLASS MY GOODS,
.AS JUST RETURNED FROM NEW YORK, and is now fully pre
^>ared to offer- iotlxp.publi?^a .op inj? ie te lr assorted ?Stock of SEA?QNA
BLE FIR T-CLASS DRY GOODS.
Great c-'re has been taken to suoply each Department with EVE Bl
TH NG NEW AND FASHIONABLE, as well as the more stapl
articles of the Trade.*'
The Cn?U *}'?trin wiil be Kfrielly Ailbert*<1 to, an?
it is much cheaper to pay 25 per cent, for money, *nd buy your Dry Good
for Cash, than to bay them ort time.
The best judges of Dry Goods, and the closest buyers, are particularly
requested to examine my preser-.r schedule of prices.
JAMES W. TURLEY
Mar 29 ' ' tf 14
But such ia a fact ! And if von want fine. LIQUOR, either by the Gal loi
or Bottle, go to SANDERS' DRUG STORE, and you will get a P*URI:
ARTICLE at low figures. All LIQUORS war. anted. Examine for your
sel ves, .which isthighest proof. . ;
June^ . . tf 24
AND SUMMER SUPPLIE.
Wholesale Cpoe er
283 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
. ' .
HAS NOW ON HAND a Full and Complete Stock of CHOICE FAMILY
GROCERIES and PLANTERS SUPPLIES, among which may be found
the following :-:
100 Hhds. BACON.
50 Bbls. LARD.
LOO - ? FLOUR, --di gr?les,
50 Bhds.,Stf?tt& -
300 Sks. COFFE?,
m wrf m AV.
200 " CANDLES, ?
100 V SODA.
5000 Fusneia CORN,
?000 " OATS.
500 Sacks SALT,
100 Cases LYE and POTASH,
.10 Bbls. COGNAC BRANDY,
30 Bbls. CORN WHISKEY,
100 ". RYE WHISKEY,
10 " APPLE URANDY, .
20 " GIN and RUM,
20 " SHERRY ? PORT WINE
?200 ?I. SEG A RS. various grades, ?
i 150 Boxes TOBACCO,
I 200 Doz. BUCKETS,
j 50 Do?. BROOMS,
i 50 Nests TUBS, ?
50 Hhds. MOLASSES,
100 Bids. SYRUP.
AH ?OOCIM will fee sold Very ?^ow. Give me a Call.
Mav 2 tf 19 .
W. GRAHAM & CO.
ILL give strict attention to the
HTO-RAO E and SA LE OF COTTON laud
other PRODUCE on Commission.
And will make thc usual ADVANCE
of PROVISIONS, Ac, to Planters.
Consignments and Orders solititcd.
Office,'No. 5. McIntosh Street, opposite
Messrs. Jertuings, Smith A Co.
Augusta, Apr 17, lSYl* .
Reference* in ?dff?^e.la:--Qen?. Bon
ham, Dunovant and Butler.
Capt. O. N. BUTLER, of Edgofield, ii
assqeiated with our -Firm, and will repre
?cent our Ilonse in Edgefield and adjoin
in g Counties.
Apr 26 tf 18
Cotias for Sal?*.
LN Pursuance of an Ordor from th
Jhtdgcof Probate of Edircttold Counr> .
WC vv?l'SPllai Edjreiiold C. ff.^. on sal"
dav in Auijwt ?fcxt. to thc highest bio
deVi.a?? the NOTES brimtssMI; to thc
mtp-of .MARTHA .JENNINGS, deed..
.TTttrms C^.r); ' WJ,.,T ^ '
jtflyfjn 3* 30
J. .M. NKUI.KTT. I W. II. GOODRICH
TITE Undersigned respectfully an
nounce to the people of Edgefield
; and adjoining Counties, that they are>till
j engage?', in the manufacture of
Of.the well known and highly approved
MR. NEBLETT, who has- fourteen
years' practical experience in making
these GINS, will give his personal atten
tion to the business, flnd we feel confl
lent of giving entire satisfaction to those
favoring us with their orders.
EVERY OIN WARRANTED.
Old Gins RENOVATED or REPAIR
ED in the best manner.
KEBLETT & G00I?RK ll,
At Goodrich's Machine Works.
^Capt. LEWIS JONES, of Edge
field, is our authorized Agent, and all or-1
ders received by him will meet with !
May 2 Sm IO
Patent Me lioiBes. ?|
JUST Received a Jarjse and frehb as
aortmentx?" PATENT. MEDICINES
of all kimi*.
w a. G.'L.-PENN;,Dnjgg?8?? , ?
May 24 tf 22 : '
(?ne Him a Chance."
? Poor soul! he is down at the foot of the
And despairing, wo see at a glance';
Beset with -temptation, surrounded by
Don't spurn him ! Just give him a
Were you in his place, and tempted as ho,
You might be as bad, eveu worse; .
Then give him your baud, and a blessing
Instead ol' a kick or a curse !
So hunted, so branded, by merciless men,
No wonder he eyes you askance !
No wonder he thinks you are like aU the
Be merciful ! Give him a chance !
He is 44somebody's son;" in childhood,
He shared a fond mother's cares
Oh, give him a lilt, a kind, cheering
You surely can do nothing less !
To exercise charity. Christ, like to him,
Will only your pleasure enhance ;
Then as you hope for mercy from heaven
Have mercy, and give him a chance !
Ito Beautiful Widow.
THE MYSTERY SOLVED. '
?o ? '
A sound came from without thi
[ window just then, for all the world
'like a suppressed laugh. The dam
ask curtain swayed noticeably. Mrs
Versly sprang forward, crying ont.
and dragging it aside with trembling
fingers.' The window was wide open
A balcony ran along the whole front
of the house. She saw, or thought
she Baw, a dark figure outlined loi
one moment against the sky, ere ii
disappeared in some unsuspected nich* 'j
or open door or window. And yei
she could not be sure whether sh'
had looked .on anything more than ;.
shadow conjured up by her imagina
tion, or not.
She turned facing Babette, ghastly
" I'm afraid we have been over
heard. But I will not be' balked.
You are to go on your'errand all thi
same. I will defy the whole world,
if it comes'to that."
She went down to breakfast the
next mornihg, serene iand smilirig.
You would not have suspected any
storm of passion had ever ruffled hei
placid bosom. She even Had a friend
ly word for Mr. Castlemaine, althougl
she both hated and feared him. Thi
man puzzled lier. She could noi
conceive how he hudvgained so inti
mate a knowledge of her privat'
.istcry. Had he come to Reef Hom-.
II purpose to seek her, or had th.
' .jeering been purely accidental ? Sh<
*as in his power. How did he iu
..nd to make use of the udvantdj
- buen questions puzzled the cbarn
.Mg widow. Her mind was a pr<
o nameless forebodings. But noti.
*wg'--of-chis came.. .toAhc\surface. Ti.
mile with which she honored Mi
Jastleuiaine was quite as bewitchin.
s tbuse bestowed on lier admirers.
He Hashed upon her a sharp, sm
" Frown upon mo, madam," li
.lid, exasperatingly, " but don'tsweet
.II me wuk your smiles*. They mal?
uy blood run cold, haugh ! The
.ave a churchyard odor !"
She could have struck the sneerin,
villain. But she had marked out .
icw role tor hersch, and so did uotb
ug of the sor?.
*' 0, yuu ingrate," she said, sweei
?y. 14 Auotber woman would rosen
:uch expressions. But I ara mon
He turned on his heel. H? ate hi.
breakfast in silence, favoring Mr*
Versly with an askant look only now
and then. _ .
The widow laid her plans just, as a
spider weaves its web-secretly and
silently. She dawdled away the
morning in Miss C?stlemaine's sooie
ty. In the early afternoon she' pro
posed a drive, inviting her youthful
rival to keep her company.. Shi'
seemed to have taken a sudden liking
to the young lady.
Mrs. Versly kept her carriage, a
four-wheeled pony-chaise of basket
work, drawn by two sleek little ponies
-the handsomest turnout of which
Reef House could boast. So she and
Miss Castlemaine bowled along tht
nard beach roads for hours,becoming
fast friends, to all appearances, du
ring the long-dj lye. .
It was late when they cams back
Babette had returned from her mis
sion to the city, and mistress an?;
maid exchanged a few whispered
words in the passage. Mrs Versly
then hurried up-stairs. Miss Cas
tlemaine lingered below a few mo
ments to speak -with 'a. friend, and
then she, too, sought her apartment,
Mrs. Versly called to her, as she
paused on the upper landing.
14 Come in, my dear. You look
t ired after so much exercise, Babette
has just poured me some wine. Will
you drink with me?"
Miss Castlemaine hesitated. For
ihe first time, she shrank from some
strange gleam that appeared in Mrs.
141 never drink wine," 3he faltered.
".Bah! It will bring the color
into your cheeks again. ?Tust this
once, my love. Such old, old wine !
1 brought it from France, years and
The beautiful siren held out a gob
let in which rich Moselle shimmered
and sparkled. A persuasive smile
wreathed her false red lips.
" From France ?" repeated Miss
Castlemaine, eagerly. " La Belle
France! I wi il drink it now. Noth
ing bad could come from France."
?h'e took the glass and raised it to
her lips. The door opening upon j
the passage stood ajar. Mrs. Versly's '
back was towards it, i*he did not
sec a dark, alert face that suddenly '
came into sight. But Miss, Castle
maine did, and stood transfixed iii
wondering surprise. The next in
stant the glass was dssjied irom her
hand before she had quaffed a drop.
Mrs. Versly turned, with a fright
ened shriek. She saw Randolph C?s
tlemaine's mocking fiLce* close beside
her; she felt h?3 keen eyes glowering
upon her, .
"I am'just in time, madam," he
The baffled woman trembled with
I rage. " Villian !" she hissed, under
A low laugh bubbled over his lips.
"?^pare your epithets, J beseech."
Miss Castlemaine glanced from one
to the other in open eyed won'der.
" You were very rude, Uncle Ran
dolph," she said, wiping the stains
from her dress. " You owe Mrs.
Versly au apology."
" Humph I 1 did not wish you to
drink the wine, and took the surest
method of preventing it. You are
not used to liquors, and th t Moselle
is powerful stuff. .The consequences,
might have been alarming."
Miss Castlemaine did not compre
hend the terrible sarcasm of his words.
But the widow was wiser, f.he gave
him a look of vindictive hate.
'" Your health, sir !" and sh'e.dr?fh
-ed the untouched glass, and replaced
it on the table.
" Ah !" and he gave her an awful
look. " I wish madam could also
drink the wine that is spilled. Will
madam pr?sent me with *he empty
glass-the one lying on the floor?
She stooped .and shivered it into
fragments against the marble chim
"Sir, you are a barbarian," she
oried, a strange, pallor overspreading
. He curled his lip. "Come, my
dear," he said to Miss Castlemaine..
"We .will leave .Madam Versly to
her own reflections."
They went out together. They
paused on the landing.
I '* Don't drink that woman's wines.
Theresa." he said, abruptly. " And,
i ibove all, don't become too intimate
He turned, and was half down
he steps before the girl tnought to
CHAPTER III. .
??ight fell moonless and starless,
for scurrying clouds shut in the earth
and out the sky. They had risen,
oellying black, when the sun went
down. The night wind swept over
the darkening surface of the sea with
" i sobbing sound.
In the deepening twilight Ran
lolph Castlemaine was pacing back
wards and forwards along a narrow
-trip of beech at the foot of thc Reef
Mouse garden: He Walked with knit
.ed brow and folded arras, just as he
iad walked for the last hour or more.
Shadows settled, deeper and dark
er. He paused, finally, with his
.ice to the sea, as if trying to pene
: rate the gloom of early night. " That
vornan," he muttered/giving word
o his thoughts. ..' She is desperate,
angeious. This fare* must be soon
nd, or she will do something reck
?ss. Thank God, my revenge is
.early consummated. ?he shall know,
re long, who I sim, and why I Wv*
These words'kad hardly esc
is lips wluiti a shrill report broke
-?pon the evening air. A pistol-ball
ut the air hissingly close to bis ear
\. sudden thought flashed swiitly
?iron gb his brain. Ho fell forward
II his face in thc sand, and lay per
. .ctly quiet.
' Ah, Madam Vcr.dy. I have you
o thank for that," he muttered.
This is the second time you have
t tempted my hie. I ?-hali not fur
He listened intently. Tnere way a
light rustling in the purubbery that
ringed a wall not many yard- away.
A cautious step advanced a iitlle way
.mongthe shingles, and then retreat
.d. Whoever the would-oe murder
er was, prudence had evidently got
the better .of curiosity.
Castlemaine raised his head, peei
.ng into the darkness. He c uld
limly discern a figure that seemed to
be a woman's hurrying nway in the
direction of tire Reef Huuse. He
picked himself up', laughing softly
in the horrible way which fiad be
come habitual to him.
Long after the lampa were lighted
that night, the Widow Versly stole
softly up the back stairs and Bought
her chamber. She was deathly pale.
A black lace shawl dragged unheeded
from her shoulders. Her dress was
bedraggled with dew.
" ?Some wine, Babette," she cried,
dropping weakly into the nearest
Babette brought some of that
sparkling Moselle which had so near
ly pro ven. Theresa Cdstleraaine's death.
Mrs. Veisly shuddered as 3he took
?he glass, but divined it to the dregs.
It put feme.color into her pallid face.
" One gone," she thought, triumph
antly. "May all my foes perish
thus. Maledictions on their neads
one and all. I breathe more freely.
That doll-faced Theresa shall not
long stand in my way, now that he is
not. here to help her."
She laughed low. She shook her
head in proud defiance. Her dark
eyes sparkled venomously as the mo
ments rolled on.
A heavy step sounded along the bal
cony, presently. Mrs. Versly caught
her breath sharply. She laid one
hand oyer her heart.
" Look out Babette," she said, in a
.faint voice, "and tell me who comes
The maid pulled aside the d -mask
" HadamJ it is Monsieur Castle
Mrs. Versly started to her foet.
" You lie !" she shrieked, hoarsely.
It is not Randolph Castlemaine !"
" Madame can se? for herself," re
plied the imperturbable maid.
She looked from the window-one
terrified glance. That well-known,
mocking figure stood leaning against
the balcony-rail at no great distance,
distinctly outlined in the lamplight j
from some i eighboring window. She |
threw up her arms with a wild shriek, j
and fell prone upon the floor. Mrs.
Versly had fainted.
the. waa paler than usual the next
morning that Vas the only change ip
her d meanor. Going down to break
fast very late, she met Mr. Castle
maine at the dining-room door, com
ing out. She bowed haughtily ; that
was the only notice she took of him. j
He looked after her with a scowl. 1
Such brazen impudence passes
my compr?hension," he muttered.
" bhe "undertook to murder'me,^ only
last night, and thought she bid suc
ceeded, no doubt. But now, when I
como upon her suddenly, she does
not even change color. Ah, the cold
blooded siren 1"
He went away with a party of
hunters, ere the morning was very
far advanced. Vendale was one of
the number. Mrs. Versly heard the
notes of preparation, and, true to her
odd name, waited until the coast was
clear. Then, seeing Theresa Castle
maine walking alone in the garden,
she ran down to meet .her.
Th?' young lady lady remembered
her uncle's caution, and was very shy
and silent at first. But Mrs.- Versly
was so sweetly gracious, so ?harming,
so enchanting and full of pretty
prattle, that the icy reserve of her
manner soon thawed, and the beauti
ful temptress had everything her own
way. She led Theresa, wholly unsus
pecting, down to the beach, where a
snow-white wherry swung-at anchor.
Babette had followed the two at ai
little distance. Mrs. Verily paused
on the sand, beckoning her to come
nearer. . .
" Babette," she whispered, did
anybody see us .come this way ?"
"No, Madam." .
" And nobody knows -that I went
into the garden to join Miss Castle
" Nobody knows it, madam."
" Good. Go back to the hotel,and:
be sure nobody suspects aught'amiss."?
Babette departed. Theresa sat in'
the bow of the boat, idly rocking..
She was tired, and had only meant'
to reit a moment while Mrs. Versly1
was talking with her ;maid. The
latter recognized a possible opportu
nity. . She jumped suddenly into the
wherry, dragging in the anchor,
hand over hand. I
" What are you about to do?" and
Miss Castlemaine lookedjup in vague
" Give yon a row on the bay,"'
laughed the wily womin. "Won't
it be marching?"
She picked the oars,.poshing clear
of the shore before Theresa could re
monstrate. " We will riot go far, my
Hear. Don't be afraid, j I'm a capi
tal hand at rowing and.' there is no
They floated gently out on the:
bay. The sunny mornjng tipped the
waves with sultry gitanas of light.
The shore receded until the amber
sand of the beach seeded like a long
line of garish yellow.
There were crimson stains on Mrs.
Versly's cheeks now. The full lips
trembled nervously. She made no
?uriher pretence of tilk. Her glit
lering eyes swept the bay in a long..
intent look. Then sie threw down
the oars, and leaned over Theresa
The girl caught thetbaleful glance
bent upon her. She piled, suddenly.
jjttfeum ?J,'.' ^i^M<iii^a._Jrigh.t, .
mrwrvoice. " Take- raeiliSme.
Mrs. Versly rose up like a beauti
ful fiend. " Girl, she hiised, with H
horrible laugh, clutching wildly ai
Theresa's throat, " girl jjou a ein my
way ! You haya won thej heart of a
man.I luye,'with your babyish face:
I hate yon wit h a bitter hatred. 'Ah,
-brink and cower, but ytu shall nov,
escapo me. I bav? lured you to youi
.loom. Seaweed shall tirigie in thai
purplish hair! Fishes wall feed oh
those scarlet lips that V?ndale s havi
pressed! 'Sdeatli, bowjl hate you'
Bride of Vendale's you shall never
be-but the bride of dtjath !"
Her fair hands closed on the girl's
throat in a 'deadly giip. A lung,
strangled cry rent thc air. That
demon woman seemed possessed ol
ihe strength of a dozen. The strug
gle was fearfully biief. A. bod}
splashed suddenly into the water, the
body of Theresa Castlimaine !
Mrs. V( . dy picked |up the oars,
her victim's shriek stil ringing in
her ears, and made for the shore.
Her only thought, nott, was to escape
detection. . Castlemaine was sure to
suspect her when he flund out that
his 'niece was ' missing. She must
contrive to mislead hie.
She reached Reef hoase, and gained
her chamber unobserved. She rang
the bell sharply - for) Babette, and
then threw herself onjthe bed.
" I have lain here ance breakfast,
with a racking pain ia my Lend," she
said, when Babette mide her appear
ance. " \\ ill you Bay as much to
Miss Castlemaine, and ask her to come
and sit with me?"
She shivered, involuntarily, while
pronouncing her victim's name. Ba
" Mademoiselle Castlemaine was
with madam ?n tb,e bay. Has mad
Mrs. Versly gnashed her teeth
"Fool," she shrieked, don't you
comprehend ? Take my message. And
remember, will you, that I have not 1
left my room for the last two hour3.
>ay you can take Bible' oath to this
fact, if necessary."
Babette nodded. "Yes, madam.
I was dull, stupid, at first, and de
served to be called; names. I am 1
stupid no longer. Iwjjl do what I 1
can to serve madam!''
A, significant loohjpassed between ,
the two, and then Babette went away. .
Mistress and maid Understood each
Of course Miss Castlemaine was 1
nop to be found. But there was '
plenty to take cognisance of the fact
that Mrs. Versly lay ill m bed,' and (
had expressed a wish to see the young
The lady seemed interminable. 1
Lying in her darkened chamber, Mrs. 1
Versly heard much tramping np- j
stairs and down, and hushed voices C
on the landings. The inference to be
drawn was plain enough. The hunt- 7
ing-party were backagain, and There- j c
sa Can lemaine'8 absence had been ; r
discovered, and was beginning to s
cause considerable anxiety and alarm 8
Babette kept her mistress posted, n
Late in ths afternoon ehe came up j
with the news that Vendale and Mt. c
Castlemaine had just driven away y
in a carriage, and nobody knew their jj
destination. ? p
Mrs. Versly kept her room until t
lnmpswere lighted in the evening, ii
Then'abe made a tareful toilet and &
went down atairt,1 pale and quiet' as t
became an invalid, but roy?lly I
" What are thesV strange Bi
that ai e being whispered' about
corning J&ss Castlemaine ?" ehe
" Babette says she is not to be foti
"Itis true," returned Van I
to whom her remark had been
" fio)v very singular. Sue
sweet girl, too ! I trust no ham
A shade of thoughtfulness a
the widow more bewitching i
ev r. The usual crowd of adm:
iud gathered around her, whe
?.arriiige rolled rapidly up the ave,
Heavy footst ?ps strode along
hall." ? moment later Rand?
Castlemaine stoed before her, flus
" Madam, how, dare you sit tl
smiling' and coquetting after w
hus happened? he cried, loudly,
that, all heard. " Murderess, j
dare you ?"
She grew lividly pale, and lea
back in her chair gasping for bre.
Busher brazen effrontery was not
be opnquer?d so easily.
" The man is mad," she said, j
ting up her1 hands helplessly. "
afraid. Will some one take 1
ft way ? "
ed over her, a deadly hate huminc
V Madam," he hissed, " my hi
if revenge ba^s come, at last. I
ly?ited long enough, God kno;
hadarn," laughing wildly, "you ht
iwice asked who I am. I will t
/on. Listen ! Your first husbai
Herbert Collingwood had a brotl
Robert; I am ne!"
She faced him with a mingled lo
)f scorn and rage.
" Liar I" she cried, sharply. " R<
;rt Collingwood died years ago."
His lip curled. " So you thong!
nadam ; but it was a mistake. J
ived, and lived for revenge on 1
irother s murderer. He st?nde \
ore yon !"
>he quailed. " Van Loon/' s
mid, turning suddenly to her adrr
.er, will you stand here and see th
nan insult me? I tell you he
.aving mad. Oh, take him away !
Nobody stirred. He put his li
o her ear.
" Madame," he whispered, di
inctly, " I have a revelation to malt
.t concerns my niece Theresa,
bund the child that its mother hi
msely deserted, and cared for i
This was years ago. She has grow
o be a young lady now. Madar
he girl you undertook to thrott
md drown on the bay this morn?
vas Robert Collingwood's child ar
A wild cry broke from her lips.
ii No, no. no !" ehe shrieked.
She wrung her hands, lookir.g aboi
ter like a hunted animal at bu;
EfaA-iace^of -L?r-irionda_i\rer.e aye rte
iow,'"*norror and suspicion plain]
vritten on every one. She looke
)t-yoiid them toward the door, as
eekingsome avenue of escape. Whil
lie looked, Vendale suddenly appeal
id IroDJ the hall, a girl's form cliiif
ng.'to his sitie. Mrs. Vernly's eyt
muted wildly. She tottered" to a*.
eet, and seemed to freeze there in
vliite horror. Her lips parted, bu
it tiret no sound caine from them.
" My God !" she cried, and pointe
o her shrinking figure beside Ven
laie. " The sea has given up it
lead ! Mercy, mercy, mercy !"
Her face grew purple and distort
?d, all at once. he ilung up he
irma with a wild shriek. Bet?re ;\\v
my one could reach her side she hat
alien Lo the floor in violent convul
She died that night, though no
?efure she had made tull confessioi
il her crimes.
The manner in which Theres
Jollingwood had escaped drowning
s easi ly expiai n ed. O n bei n g th ro w r
nto the water she had clung to t
loating spar, and was eventuall)
ncked up by some fisherman. -Rob
irt Collingwood and Vendale, bein?
nforrned of this fact, and learning
rom Theresa herself what had hap
jened, had arranged to produce tht
jirl in season to. confound her would
Theresa dropped a few tears on the
rrave of her beautiful though wicked
nother. But in the light, of Ven
iales love, she soon forgot the shad
)w- that had darkened her earlier
rears. Surely.it wrns better thus.
THE BLUE RIDGE RAIL ROAD
.'MPDRTANT CHANGES.-The Colum
na Union, of Wednesday, says :
Rail road eircles have been busy
md somewhat lively for a week past,
ind several important meetings of
.ail road men have been held. We
earn that the upshot of the matter
s that there has been effected a sale
)f the State s 6tock in the Blue Ridge
Rail Road, at- that the same has
jeen transferred to an association
lomposed of influential citizens and
Northern capitalists,, and that there
)ow is a prospect of something being
lone to complete this important eu
erprise, which will do so much to?
vards developing the resources of
he State, and'which will open a way
o the rich country beyond the mount
ain s. '
We learn that a resurvey of the
oad has already been ordered, With
; view of adopting the narrow gauge
ystera, now being so generally dis
posed throughout tty? country, and
Iready commenced upon in Tennes
ee ; and which has also been de
Qonstrated, beyond a doubt, ii) Eu
ope, to effect a great saving in ex
lenses, with.equal faciliti?s forall the
lemands of trade and commerce.
His HEAD WAS LEVEL.-A New
fork wholesale grocer, who had bc
ome rich in hi? business, has lately
aade the following revelation. He
ays hi's rule always- was when he
old a bill of gooas on credit, to im- j
lediatejy suoMcrjbe for the local pa-1
?er of his debtor*. So long' as his
ustpmer advertised liberally and
igorously, he rested, but as soon as
e bega i to contract his advertising
pace, he took the fac? aa evidence
bat there was trouble ahead, and hs i
ivariably went for his debt. 'For,'
aid he, ' the man who feels too poor :
a make his business known; is'too :
poor to do business.' This withdraw
mg of an advertisement is an ey,
dence of weakness th it business
are not slow to observe.
ST. LOUIS, Joly 26.-Wm. Mac
Moore, ari escaped Indian captive
has arrived overland at St. Joseph
with the details ' of one of the most
bloody Indian outrages of the year
About the middlp' of June he started
from Paw Valley, Texas, with th.i
tee-i other drivers of Blackburn
Government train, for Fort Sill, Ind
an Territory. About 5 o'clock on
j the evening of the 26th ult., whi
i crossing a stream about thirty 'miles
East ot Fort Sill, they were suddenly
attacked by 150 Cheyennes and "white
desperadoes.' A battle followbd, last
ing a few minutes. Seven teamsters
.were killed, one waa wounded and
the rest were captured. . The IndiaHH
tomahawked and scalped the wound
ed, and took MacMoore, John Jones
Thomas Hayward, Henry Brown an
. Harry Jackson, and another prisoners
They bound them and sent them to
the woods under guajj.d. What dis
.position was made of the train is not
known. The day after the battle one
?f the party attempted to escape and
was killed and scalped. They march
ed for two days in a Northerly di
rection, and, on Friday,, they halted
tied Jones and Hayward to a stake
cut out their tongues, loppedoff thei
ears and otherwise tortured them, in
the presence of other prisoners, and
then burned them to death. Brown
MacMoore and Jackson determined
to make an attempt to escape. . A
few nights after, while the Indian
guards were drunk and the rain had
loosened their cords, one got' free
stole a knife from a sleeping savage
anrd freed his companions. This was
tm the 5th inst. After marching some
days nearly naked they were fed by
a friendly band of Potto'wattamies.
They reached Fort Riley on the 12th,
nearly exhausted, and MacMoore,
proceeding to Leavenworth on foot,
took iail to St. Joseph, where he has
friends. He declaies that one-fourth
of the band were white desperadoes,
ander Stanley, the Eastern Texas out
law. They -are dressed as savages
and participated in the cruelties with
Indian zest. They had also with them
as captives Mrs. Bowman, of Gauda
Joupe Mountain, .Texas, and a beauti
ful white girl named Emma Baily.
It is supposed the band belongs to
the tribe who made a demonstration'
on Fort Sill during Sherman's visit.
Mac-Moore's credibility is vouched for
oy reputable citizens of St. Joseph.
A Tcnlble Iteveoge.
From the Nevada (Mo.) Times, 14th.
On Wednesday last a man named
Layton arrived-at Bailtown, and put
up at the hotel kept by Mr. Penning
ton. . He appeared to- be a very quiet
uuin^wasjridjng a splendid horse, and
wore abrace ot revolvers. Hie talied
very little, but made some casual in
quiries about a man by the name of
Bedford. On Thursday he was ab
sent all day, returned in the evening,
?ind on Friday made arrangements to
h'ave his horse taken care of two or
three days ; but in a short time he
changed his mind-got his horse, fired
oft and cleaned" up his pistols, and
said he would take a ride.
While riding along he was overta
ken by one of the citizens of Osage,
who was going to Marsh Owen's house,
where they were threshing ".'heat.
vVhen they reached Owen's house,
Layton asked the neighbor, '"Is this
ilie road we go?" The gentleman
tnswered, " Tiiat is according to
where you want to go." Layton said,
.. Oh, anywhere ; not particular." 11
They rode down the lane near the
iiouse, got oft tL>?ir horses, and hitch
ed them to thc fence, and then jump
ed over into the yard where Bediord
was at work. Immediately after
crossing the fence Layton began pull
ing .o?' the glove ol his right hand [ t
with his teeth, and walking towan'
the machine, which was still at the 11
When within about thirty steps of
the thresher, Bedford saw him, turned,
and nm. Layton drew h?s pistol and
(ired, the first shot dropping- him.
Bedford arose andstarted again, when
another shot brought him to the
ground. Then Layton stepped up to
him, and pns another ball through 0
him as he 1 j on the ground. Bed- j
ford wa? shot through the thigh, 0
through the bowels from back to front
and through the chest from back to | ti
front, penetrating the lungs. Alter
firing the third snot, and seeing his
victim lying helpless before him with
the blood running (rom' his mouth,
he turned and walked- to his horse,
mounted, and leisurely cantered out
to the mouth of the lane, and then
walked his horse" until out of sight.
Layton never spoke a word after
crossing the fence, but did his work
coolly and deliberately.
It appears that during the war
Layton nad Bedford in his employ. | fi
He trusted him with his family an.d
his honor, which Bedford took advan
tage of by seducing layton's wife,
for which he has now paid the pen
alty. Layton has been hunting his
victim for several .years.
NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD.-A
narrow gauge railroad, has been pro*
jected from Denver, Colorado, to El
Paso, in New Mexico, a distance of
85,0.miles. Parties interested in this
enterprise have contracted for iron for
the superstructure in St. Louis. From
the tone of the Colorado papers it ap*
pears that this line will be tapped by
unmeious local lines, affording a net
work of communication through that
Territory and New Mexico that Will
rapidly develop -their natural re
source's. In the mountain regions
these narrow gauge roads-from.twen
ty-four.to thirty-six inches-present
greater facilities for construction thafl
?otnmon roads in tl^eir capacity. of
avercQinine high grades <md in their
admission of snorter radii of curva
ture. Their cheapness in construc
tion is another advantage in the pres
snt financial state of the Territories,
bringing" them within the reach of ?J
comparatively undeveloped sections n<
)f the country. A very considera- hi
ale proportion of railroad invest- cc
me nts Eg ems likely hereafter to be ti'
nade in the narrow gauge roads, ' ti
?io we a and bis ?. Ri g lits."
From the New York Sun.
. . Now that the Hon. C. C. Bowen
has had his political and moral gar
ments purifiedby the President's par
don, several very nice questions arioe
as to his future status as*a statesman.
South Carolina, through her leading
Republican politicians, repudiated
Bowen some time ago, because, aa
Mrs. Susan Pettigru King naively ex
pressed it, " his character was notori
ously bad." At the head of these' repu
diator? was the Hen. T. J. Mackey,
of- Charleston, whose . quarrel with
Bowen over;a distribution of Granta
patronage in Charleston was the
canso of the latter's arrest.. .
This fight began last summer.
Mackey at first endeavored to pre*'
vent Bowen from getting the regular
renomination for Congress. Fulling
in that, he put up against him a? an
independent candidate, Robert C. De
Large, a colored barber, and Pres!
dent of the thieving Land Commis
sion of South Carolina.. The Second
District is the Sea Island District.
It includes. Charleston. The colored
vote is very heavy, outnumbering the.
white ten to one. DeLarge was de
clared elected and took his seat.
Bowen - and his friends at .once
rajsed the ciy of fraud, and set them
selves to work to ferret'out the ras
?ality. .Unfortunately the election
laws of South Carolina which were
passed by the carpet-bag Legislature,
eave a door wide open to fraud and
corruption, and the colored Commis
lioners of Election in the Beaufort/
District, being . candidates for ? office
hemselves, tampered with the ballot,
joxes. Bowen aBd his friends found
t out and 'prosecuted them. The
joiamissioners were indicted-, tried
?ohvicted, and sentenced to two years
taeh in the Penitentiary.
Further efforts to oust DeLarge
vere interrupted by the little un
d?asantness in Bowen's domestic af
airs. Now that is over, the pardon
td bigamist'proposes to renew opera
ions, and for that purpose he has
?one to Charleston. In this he can
carcely fail of success. DeLarge
vas unquestionably elected through
turfing the ballot boxes. Of rbi
here is abundant proof in the record
ff the trial of tne three Beaufort
Commissioners, and therefore thens
an be na doubt but. that Bowen
>y law is entitled to the seat in Con
fess. ' ; .
But will Congress admit him ? Can
t keep him out because of his infa
mous marital record ? He has beer
iardoned by the President and his
ormer crimes are freely forgiven
; The distinguished services, which
dr. Bowen ' gave the Union during
,nd immediately after the rebeljiou,''
he record of which is officially ar
ested by the President of the .Unit
d States, entitle him to Oongre6sion
,1 favor. The House rejected Whit
emore on the mere ground that his
haraeter was not good. It must
Another question arises. Mrs. Su
an Pettigru King announces that in
lefiance of the world and the world 's
rpinion, she will live with Bowen as
iis wife. All this in 'face of the fact
hat a jury of twelve men have dis-,
inctly said thai she is not his wile,
therefore, next winter, if Bowen gets
is seat, we shall huve the spectacle
f a member of 'Congress living in
pen violation of the law through the
ivor of President Grant.
ir kat Radicalism bas Done.
It disfranchised thousands of white
It invaded the Federal coi'.stitu
It. usurped the sovereignty of the
It annihilated ten States.
It abolished civil law in certain
arts of the United States.
It cr??t d military commissions to
ry civil eases.
It suspended the habeas corpus in
ime-of profouud peace.
It denied to the white citizens the
rial by jury, five years after the late
It has endorsed the outrages of
lolden, and others.
It encourages the negroes to idle
It gave about two hundred millions
f acres of the public dominion with
i the last two years to corporations
f rich capitalists.
It brok0 every pledge it ever made
o the people,
It unseated Democratic Congress
men who were duly elected.
It squandered the public treasure.
It refused to prosecute the thieves
f public money. t .
It favored the prosecution of man
lactnrers for trifling irregularities.
It attempted to corrupt the ballot
It taxed every species of property
f the poor man.
It exempted the rich man's bond*
It paid the rich man in gold.
It paid the soldier, his widow and
ronan in greenbacks.
It appointed spiesin every commu
And now seeks its perpetuation hy
lie enactment of infamous laws to
re.vent Democrats from- voting.
A VERITABLE FIBE-EATEE.-They
ave in. Caroline county, Maryland,
veritable fire eater named Coker, a
stared man. The Easton Journal
lys of l\im :
" Coker, the negro fire-eater from
afpline county, was induced to give
n exhibition of his fire-proof quail
es, of which so much has been said;
[e lapped bis tongue several -.times
(l a red hot shovel, rubbed the same
Dt shovel on the bottom of his foot,
id poured melted lead into Hie hand,
id thence into bis mouth, where he
t it remain until it hardened. There
as no legerdemain about it-it was
Due in the.presence ,of a number of
?ntlemen immediately around him, gc
id by whom ho was.closely, watched
i prevent, imposition. A rjhvsician -
tommed his mouth, bu't could find '
? evidence of burns, or that the
?afc had any effect upon him. It is V
irtainlv wondertul, and an examina
ra of . .his^n Is "worthy the afcten- ^
ott of scientific men."
Brevities aud Levities.
am; A stolen kiss saved a girl's life in
Fond du Lae last week ; for if the man
who did the deed had not pulled her head
forward just as he did, a beam which
fell from the upper floor would' have
dashed her bruins out.
j22- An injudicious XVth amendment
in Tenne ;ue<i attempted to shoot a disloy
al white with fhe wrong end of a pistol.
It went off; and there was a black berry
t-r A gentleman whose habit'it was
to entertai n occasionally a circleoffr*ends,
observed th;il, ono of- them was in the
habit of eating something before grace
was asked, and determined to cure bim.
On being seated at table ho said: "Fer
what wo arc .about to receive and what
James ' B- has already received, the
Lord make us truly t?iankfol!"
?ST Calais, Maine, is a nice place for
young mon to go to. Tho loca} paper
there says that tworthirdsof tho wealth
ol' the town is to be inherited by young
girls. The rich men there do n?? haye
?y A darky gives the following rea
son why the colored race is superior to
the white race : 'AU men are made of
slay, and like tho meerschaum pipe .
they are more valuable when highly col
?ST- In the Court nf Claims at Leting
:on, Ky., a few days ago,, tho presiding
-udfeO was annpyed by an irritable old
gentleman, who would insist'in speaking
lisrespccti'ully of the action of the court,
fhe judge fined the old gentleman slev
in times in succession for contempt, and
hreatened to commit him to jail without
loing any good ; and finally,' in order to
haintainthe dignity of the court, told
lim that if he was only a#young man,
he court would whip him in so short a
iine that it would make his head swim. .
A doctor recently settled in Ha
vanna, Iii., and the first case he got was a
>oy who, while shelling pop corn, got a
cornel in His windpipe. Tho doctor ex
amined the ease carefully, looked at the
?atient's fongue, and then told the father
it tlie boy to build up a hot fire; when
hat was done the doctor told him to take
he boy and hold bim over the fire un
it the kernel got hot enough to pop
' out." Th?j. oldman weutup stairs and
fot his shot gun, but while he waa load
ng it tho doctor escaped.
-" I have this afternoon been preachi
ng to acougregutiou of asses," saidacon
eited young parson. "Then that was
he reason you called them beloved
irethren," replied a strong-minded lady.
jZSr After the clergyman had united a .
iappy pair not long ago jin awful silence *
nsuedj which was broken by an impa
ient youth's exclaiming, "Don't be so
nxpcakaply happy V
psr- Owing to his being a relative of a
ervant-girl's baby, a nice young man
ti Philadelphia has boen arrested. He
olongs to one one of thc first families,
l?t that don't help thc case at all.
An Irmbman, who wtos found
nilty of stealing a lot of coffee, was
skedjjy the magistrate whg^-fr? -
OUT- ttl .' ^fmlrr 4trjr - n ld ' il^?-r ?mo- b .?
??r* A little boy, after watching s he
urning of thc schoolhouse until the
ovclty of the thing had ceased, stared
own street, saying: "Golly ITs glad
tio old thing's burned ; didn't have my
>gfry lesson nohow !" : ,
?g~ Mrs Partington, in illustration of
iie proverb, "A soft answor tu?netS
way wrath," says that, "it is better to
peak paragorical of a person than to* be
ll tho time flinging epitaphs at him." .'
??f The recent Rookie raids in India
re thus lucidly explained : "A deugh^i
;r of tho Kooklo chief having 'died, a
umber of meu's heads were wanted to ,
urn with her body, and his subjects
>yally proceeded across our frontier to
flloct the requisite material.
iii* It will probably give rise to a dil
tranco of opinion,, if we ask if an indi
idual who has married n shrew can bf
msidered a shrewd man.
Mr. X. G Parker's Attit?de?
At the recent Tax-Payers' Conven
on a committee was appointed to co*
perate with the Legislative Comrait
;e in their investigation of thetrans
ctiona of thc State officials. That
amraittee consisted of Messrs. Ed
'in J. Scott, Richard Lathers and
Gilliam Wallace. It was under
;ood that no objection would be
lade. We have now the result be
tte us. Mr. Scott, ?is chairman of
ie committee of the convention,
takes his report ro President Porter.
0 far as tho legislative Committee
1 concerned, hi.s co-opera ion is vir
ally declined.. The Comptroller
leneral is willing to have his books
xamined. But Treasurer Niles G.
ferker thinks "his books have been
xamined enough." Our readers cnn
raw their own conclusions. Tho
bvernor, it seems, has no authority
J exert and no inriuence to exercise
i the premises. He is pleased to ac
nowledge that " some irregularities
ad occurred," but holde that "noth
ig illegal" ras been done. The pub
c will entertain another opinion. It
ill believe, and does believe, that
>uch is illegal has been done, and
Iiis belief-will be strengthened by
ist such conduct as that of the State
'reasurer. Mr. Parker is disposed
j exhibit an unbecoming indepen
encc. His conduct is au insult to
iwt largo body of citizens represent?
d by the committee of which Mr.
cott is chairman. Mr. Parker may
eera it no business of the tax-payers
f this State to inquire into the state
f his books. If. he were above sus
icion, he might afford to play the
tlc he has talcen. As it is, his refu*
il to allow his books to be inspected
ill be deemed .suggestive of the
iar, on his part, .that they will not
and the fest of a searching' exami
ition --Columbia Phoenix.
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ADE TO ORDER OR REPAIRED
All work well done at reasonable pri
s, out of the best Leather, and by com
ston t workm?h. ,
Give nie a trial, and J will give you
Terms Cash. 8. H. M AX GET,
June 7 '_ tf gt
tartan's Carbolic ilismftCtiig
hnVJ?LVABLE for Waahihg Horses,
Cattle, Dogs, and other? domestic ann
als, for sale a? -_ * ,
' G. L. PENN'S DBW STORE.
Apr* ?T IK