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EDGEFIELD, S. C., ME 17, 1868. : ^ mi? nm*..*.
T^S .busin?8fc?f thia? STMCW
NY is confina^ by'l^tfle^map,1
Policies issued on all* the approved
at Stock rates, 25 per cent, under the
its patrons to insure on the Stock plan
th>4<ftrato? > 1 ft rr.JJ ,.
fcthjfc.-d'ividends, in *igooi
kap?ci?ly at- the South
90 per cent, of profits on *he Mutua
all the Mutual-Pokey Holdars witho?l
One-third Loan on Premiums given
upon first loan.
Where all Cash is paid, Policies wi!
ont, and fc#ve 50 per cent, added to
than the original sum insured.
Ample provision against forfeiture c
The Company will always purchase
i^We^offar^he people of the-State th?
JCorap?nie?, th? accumul?atrng "pr?mui?ti
thereto a Capital commencing with $5
Millions of dollars have annuaUy hi
tion of the South, in payment of pre
benefits: Aerive? froia the investments ;
real estate and securities, our people c
then sustain our ?wn Life Enterprise,
profite too *t- honre.
, _Officer?; at j
j WM: ? JC^??STON, Pres
WM. S. HOLT, Vice-Presic1
GEO. S. OBEAB,' ,?^cr*tary
JOHN W. BURKE, Genen
j C Fy McCAY, Actuary.
.C3 H Wi* MAGILL, Superinten
JAS. MERCER GREEN, *
J^-TJie, Cotton States Company is a
prise, is a good Company, and is now
our people. This State is ably represe
South Carolina Disadtra ?
. - <pr "v * .
? > l General Aj
-WM. J. T.AYALL. Esq,,. Office, Colum
m*Y, M. D-^dgeiield, S.
. i ->f ?IMO* )
DEiLEfi IN FIRSTS
[AS JUST RETURNED FROM N
pared to offer to the public a complet
BLE FTR?T-CLASS DRY GOODS.
Great care has been taken to supph
mum Am FASHION I
articles-of tba Trade.
The Cash System will Wu
rtrw much-cheaper to pay 25 per cent ,
for Cash, thnn to buy them O?r time.
The befct judges of Dry Goods, and
requested to examine my present schec
But such is a fact ! And if you wa
or Bottle, go to SANDERS' DRUG S
"TCLS at Ipw ffearf?. *Al?LIfiU'
?es, wbjcji is hjgjhest'proof.
-\?i?ksal? and j?etai? Staler in
y.TTrW GOODS constantly arriving,
which are offered at the lowest prices.
No. 176 Brood Street, opposite Au- |
gteifA Hotel.- . . . r- : .
Align?t?, July 20 tf 31 j
Doors, dishes, Blinds &c.
P. P. TOALE,
Mannf ?cturer and ??aler,
No* 20 Kayne St. and Horlbeck'* Whfir/,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
j^r-TM? ls tho largest and mopt com
plote Factory of tho kind ki tho Sooth
era States, and nil articles in this lino
ean be famished-by Mr. P. P. TOALK at
price.-; whick defv competition.
jtiirA pamphlet with full and detailed
list of all toKtte of Doors, Sashes and
Blmdn, and the price? of each, will be
sent free and post paid, on application to
1 CAAKLKSTOX, SV C.
GALS. PURE OLD CALIFOR
FA! BRAS DY,-a superior article, and
highly c?miaended lor Medicinal purpo
se*. MARKERI' <fc CIJSBYV
Zfyy* tr 2i
THE Sulwcribt?r, >vith tho beriofit of n
.practica! . experience for tho' lost
twentv-fivo years, nftemhis service? t;?
Planters of Edgefield wishing their GINS
KEK.URED, SAWSSI?V?tPEXEl), tv-.
?<\, p^.wilt.atten 1 promptly and faith
fully to nil orders. Term? moonabie.
Letters iuldriMtttxl to him at Ed/cheld,
_. f;.? ?ire of Mr. D. ll. Durisoa, v.iil re
o-ivc Cnrlv attention.
yVK'... W. B.MAYS,
/ply 5, lm ..,28
ce, Mace?, ?a.
SOUTHERN and HOME COMPA
jife. Insurance ^lone.
Mutual plans. It also issues Policies
mutual rate. But it does not* advise
'[, that plan being very expensive in
i Mutual Company'wi il average about
and ; West, where* investments1 bring
.1 business divided annually amongst
when desired. Interest charged only
ll become self-sustaining ; that is, pay
their faces, which is one-third more
H :i SSl lt i tl t
>f Policies in the expressed terms of
its Policies at their Cash value,
i same financial security as Northern
as1 ot the- insured, and in addition
ithert? been lost to the active circula
imiums in Northern Companies. Tn
made by "these Companies in Northern
an never share on equal terms. Let
?nd thus keep our money and tha
Tia con. Ga :
k ,- .
dent ol Agencies,
. Georgia and South Carolina enter
fully identified with the interests of j
mted in the general management by
lAVAlt & ABNEY,
gents for North and South Carolina.
M ' 34
CLASS BOT GOODS,
EW YORK, and is now fully pre
;ely assorted Stock of SEASONA
reach Department with EVERY
IB LE, as well as the more staple
t Strictly Adhered to, and t
for money, ?nd buy your Dry Goods i
. the elofiest buyers, are particularly
lule of prices.
JAMES *W. TURLEY.
tf 14 .
BM THINGS !
nt fine LIQUOR, either hy the Gallon
TORE, and you Will get a PURE
ORS warranted. Examine for your
J. Sf. NEBLBTT. I W. H. GOODRICH
THE Uddersfgned resort fully an
nounce to the people of Edgeheld
and ndjoiK...^r Counties, that they are still
engaged in the manufacture of
Of tlie well-known and highly approved
OGLES? Y ' PATTERN.
MR, NIBLETT, who has fourtoen
years' practical experience in making
these GINS; will give his personal-atten
tion to the business, and we feel confi
dent of giving entire satisfaction to those
favoring ns with their orders.
EVERY GIN WARRANTED.
Old Gins RENOVATED or REP/ JR,
ED ia the best manner.
?KBLETT & GOODRICH,
At Goodrich's Machine Works.
jSfr-Csipt. LEWIS JONES, of l?dge
field, is our authorized Agent, and all or
ders received by him will meet with
prompt attention. '
May 2 5m 19 !
JUST Received a large and fresh as
sortment of PATENT MEDICINES
of all kinds.
G. L. PENN, Druggist.
May 24 tf 22
BOOTS AND SHOES !
?MADE TO ORDER OR REPAIRED
All work well done at reasonable pri
ce*, out of the best Leather, and by com
Give me a trial, and I will give you
Tcrma Cash. S. H. MANGET.
_ Tuno7_tf 24
Bucbaa's Carbolic Disinfecting
INVALUABLE for Washing Horses,
Cattle, Dogs, and other domestic ani
mals, for sale at
G. L. PENN'S DRUG STORE.
Apr 26 tf 18
Kerosene Oil. Kerosene Oil.
JUST Received FOUR BARRELS
No. 1 KEROSENE OIL.
G. L. PENN.
June 14_;_tf 25
IVIRS. R. B. BOULWARE respectful
ly announces to thc Edgefi?ld public that
sho has opened tho SALUDA HOUSE,
and will use every exertion to please all
who may favor her with their patronage.
Sho solicits tho encouragement of her
jz-ii-Board by the Day, Week or Month'
at as low f gures as can possibly be af
Edgeheld, May 30 tf 23
. Just ileccived,
ANICE Lot of HAIR abd TOOTH
G. U PENN'S Drug store.
Troth Doth Never Die.
Though kingdoms, states and empires
And dynasties decay ;
Though cities crumble into dust,
Ana nations die away-;
Though gorgeous towers and palaces
In heaps of ruins He,
Which once were proudest of the proud,
The Truth doth never die !
We'll mourn not o'er the silent past,
Its glories are hot tied ;
Although its men of high renown
Be numbered with the dead.
We'll grieye not o'er what earth has lost;
It cannot claim a sigh- *
For the wrong alone hath perished,
And Truth doth never die I
All of the past are living still
All that fis good and true ;
The rest hath perished ; and it did
Deserve to perish, too !
The world rolls ever round and round,
And t??e rolls ever by;
And the wrong is ever rooted up,
Bat the Truth doth never die I
Bleed ea the Slag.
An old man lay, moaning with
pain, upon a bed in a large but
squalid chamber of an ancient and
dilapidated house alone in the half
ruined suburbs of a large city.
By the dim window sat a young j
man of perhaps five-and-twenty, with |
a book in his hand, which, however,
he was gazing upon with a frowning
brow, but abstracted eye, that showec
its pages had no connection with, his j
A more than usually ddep groan
caused him to turn his head towards
the occupant of the sick bed.
? "Why does he not die ?" he mut
" John, give me a drink," said the
old man in a faint and broken voice.
"Come! you won't,-ugh! ugh!
have to wait long, my son, for-ugh !
ugh !-your money !"
The young man rose, and taking a J
?racked glass from a small table, held
it to his father's lips, saying, as he
did so, " Oh ! you are worth a good j
many dead men, yet, father. 1 have j
seen you as bad before now."
" No, no-1-not so had !"-.never so
i?ad as this," whispered the. sufferer.
' But may l?e I'll weather' it. Yet,
is you say, I'm w.orth a good many
-ugh! ugh!-dead men yet, John.
A.nd then you'll have to wait a little
onger, eh 7- he ! he ! he !-ugh ! ugh !
igh !-eh, John ?"'
" Hang it, father ! don't aggravate
n'e-I mean don't exhaust yourself]
jy talking. There-go to sleep 1 I'll
tend Bridget up, arid go out for a
rhile. I'm choking for a breath of j
rar,*' And he seized his hat and
?astily left the chamber.
In a few moments, the woman
jailed Bridget cotered, and, approach
ng the hecCasked the sufferer how
"Do! Fm done, Bridget-done to
ieath. John says I shall get over it,
)ut I know better. I am sinking
apidly, and shall go down with the
iun. ?as Lizzie been here to-day ?"
" Indeed she has, and begged me
vith tears in her eyes, to let her up
o you. But I sayj*, says I, it's no
ise, Miss Lizzie, he won't see you;
md if so I let. you up unbeknown,
le'd drive me out o' the house that
ninnit, dear, so he would. And so
fou have said you would-more
ihume to you, Mr. Henshard!"
" Hush, woman ! I amadyingman,
[ tell you, and I would see Lizzie
are I go. They say it is never too
late to repent. Will you go and
fetch my son's widow, Bridget j"
" That I will, sir, and gladly.
Oh I how happy the poor son will be
to think that you-"
" No words ; there is no time to
waste ! Go, quickly-quickly, I say
ere John returns ?"
The old woman was gone ere the
last sentence left her master's lips.
No sooner was* the sick man again
alone, than he made a desperate ef
fort to rise, and succeeded in sitting
up on his'pallet. After pausing to
recover the breath this effort had
cost him, he reached his uncertain
and feeble haiid over the head of his
bed, and he lelt along the back of
the headboard as if for some object
concealed there. In another instant
he had found and withdrawn it. It
was a small, curiously-wrought steel
key ; and he held it close to his eye,
as though to make sure of ft? iden
tity, then once moro endeavored to j
place his feet on the floor, trembling, j
and with a fearful rattle in his throat.
At the very moment he had nearly
succeeded in attaining his object, the
door opened, and John Henabard
made his appearance, with a flushed
and angry face and excited manner.
.The. young man's eyes were instantly
caught by the glitter of the steal key ;
and his father's unwonted position
confirming, no. doubt, a previ ou? sus
picion, he exclaimed :
"Ha ! I knew it !" and sprang
towards the bed.
The old man instinctively uttered
a cry, and, flinging himself back on
his couch, by an impulsive action,
aoick as thought, eugulped the key
in his toothless jaws, and closed his j
thin lips upon it.
The next instant his son's hand was
on his throat, and he saidhoarsely :
" Open your mouth, father, or, by
Jove, I will force it open !"
The old man merely looked with a
glaring eye into the face of the
would-be-parricide, and shook his
head. John's hand gripped closer
and closer the wrinkled neck of his
dying parent; but the jaws were as
fi rm clenched as with rivets of iron,
lighter and more desperate grew the
grip, black and livid the sufferer's I
lace, but still the jaws moved not. !
It was a hideous scene, but the end
drew nigh. John released the throat
of his victim, and. seizing the jaws
with a savage force, wrenched them
partly asuuder and thrust his hand
between them. A horrible convul
sion racked the old man's form, and
he writhed himself About his son
like a wounded serpent. But it was
only for a moment. His laBt vital
strength was expended; his limbs
relaxed; he utterefl a long, feeble
wail, and sank on the bed, as the
parricide drew his hand from tue
gaping jaws, with the fatal key in
his fingers. ' As .he did so, a small
stream bf bipod flowed out upon the
grizzled beard of. the murdered father,
and the Angers of his uoatural au.
sassin were dyed with the cri
evidence of his fearful crime.
The murderer, leaving his v
as he had fallen, wiped, the 1
rapidly from his hand with his 1
kerchief, and going to the foot o
bed, knelt down, and with som,
fort draw forth a strong, steel-b
box. This he opened with the
in his possession, and searched
gerly among its contents, which
chiefly papers, till he found wha
wanted. It was a document
three seals ; and for a moment
Henshard hesitated whether or n
break them then and there. B
noise in the street apparently <
ded him, and thrusting the p
into his bosom, he locked and
placed the strong box, laid the
under the dead man's pillow,
stealthily but rapidly left the chai
and the house.
Ten minutes later Bridget arri
without Lizzie, whom she had !
unable to find at home-t?n jain
too late 1
The old woman entered her i
ter's chamber, beheld the gha
form stretched in death upon
bed, with the blood still oozing f
the dropped jaws; and instin
recoiling from the awful shock,
rushed down stairs and into the
8erted street, startling its soli'
silence with the terriffic cry
" Murder 1 murder 1 murder !"
Simon Henshard was a prodiga
his youth, and a miser in his ag
not an uncommon transition,
married, for money, at forty, and
children were Born to him, at :
year's interval, the last of wh
John Henshard, cost his mother '.
life. For this reason, perhaps, it i
that Old Simon (as he was even tl
called) never loved his child,
garding him somehow as the ca
of his wife's death ; for he had co
to look upon her not exactly w
real affection, but as something
cessary to his selfish comfort. Shor
after her death, Simon removed
the squalid quarters described abo
rad commenced the sordid life tl
became ihern, leaving the ' younj
boy to the teachings, good and e*
of vagabond chance, and his o
inclinations. The fruit thereof v
what had been briefly shown. 1
wind was sown, and the whirl wi
The elder son, Lester, meanwh
bad been taken by a distant relatr
Simon averring that he made t
much noise about thc house, and v,
fi constant source of anxiety ratb
than consolation ; and. was breug
ap to manhood arny from the inti
mces that his home life must jnevit
bly have produced.
But when young Lester waa on
ind-twenty, his father had recall
Hm, and for a year made him
irudge and a 6lave. Then, howev(
!ie rebelled, and put a fatal seal upi
his rebellion by wooing and weddii
Lizzie Marden, a soft-eyed, gent
blonde of eighteen, good aa eh? w
fair, but poor unto direst povert
tod with, a cripplod mother to su
port. For this, Simon Henshai
irove his eldest son from house an
heart (if ho ever had any) foreve
So Lester had gone into the arm
and to the battle-fields, and upc
one of them had yielded up his Ji
-so said the war-bulletins, thing:
his body was never found. And h
death, Simon, with strange incoi
sistency, laid at LHui?'u door, instes
of his own, and thenceforth hate
her, and forbade her name bein
mentioned in his presence.
During this time, John Henshar
had grown prematurely old and ha
dened in evil courses, and was a bi
ter thorn in the side of the old mise,
his father, who had boon forced t
loosen bis grip of many a belove
guinea to save his name from infam
in the person of Lin son.
And lo ! he had had at least h:
reward ! An awful reckoning ha
smitten him. But that of his soi
the parricade, the robber, was yet t
come. Simon Henshard had died
said the law-by violence at th
hands of a person or persons ut
John Henshard escaped suspicioi
for the time, both on account of hi
known abscence from the house s
the moment of the crime, and fror
the admirable counterfeited horror c
the ikied, There was at first dispc
sition to accuse Bridget of the fear
ful act ; but she proved ii complet
alibi in her errand to the murders
man's daughter-in-law ; and beside!
her faithful attachment to her mai
ter was folly attested, both by Lizzi
and by John Henshard himself.
The effects of the deceased wer
duly searched, and no will beinj
found, the entire property went int<
the posession of his only living issue
John Henshard, the parricide.
* * * * *
?O a comfortable chamber, with I
bachelor and somewhat " sporting'
air about it, sat three persons at ?
table. The hour waa late, midoigh
having just chirped fror? the bron?i
clock on the mantel, and the tabb
was covered with the debris of I
feast which Was verging upon ai
"I say, John," exclaimed one o
the three boon companions, as bj
filled his glass with Bsrgundy anc
passed the bottle, if you didn't throt
tie the old man, it must have beer
the Old Boy himself 1 Come, npw
between staunch friends, own thal
you'squeezed'him. We won't peach
John Henshard swallowed a bum
, per of wine before he spoke ; and
then with a hollow, hi^-drunken
laugh, he exclaimed :
" I may be drunk, and I am; but
I'm not such a cursed idiot as to con
fess my sins to you, Will Drake-ii
I had any to confess. Why should I
murder my poor eld father, when he
was dying aa fast as he could, and
leaving me his money of his ovn ac
" Ah, but cUd he leave it ti you ?
; -that is tho question I" criedDrake,
i " Wasn't there a bit of paper some
where, signed and sealed, that said
otherwise-eh, Jack ? A dtjciiinent
of that kind is so pleasant bo find,
and-confiscate quietly, you Jknow."
John winced a Utile at tljis_ keen
smd searching insinuation ; but ere
he made answer he stretched ont his
hand for the bottle to refill his glass.
As his hand came under the gas-jet
above the table a large opal ring on
his fourth finger attracted th? eye of
Drake,"who suddenly cried:--;
" By heaven, John, your opal is
full of blood!. Arid;;ah,':there's, ?one
in your face now^Hensman} !" he ad
ded, as the other grew deadly white
"at this unexp etea and startling wit
ness of Hia crime.
... He.recovered himself,, however, by
a strong effort,' and ponnng out a full
goblet of. wine, drainai it to the
dregs at & breath, and answered :
You're enough to : turn a fellow
white with your infernaLsuspicions and
melodramatic exclamations, Drake.
The blood on my ring--"
" Is your father's blood, John Hen
shard 1 ' exclaimed the man who had
not before spoken, in a deep, earnest'
Henshard started from his seat as
if ia serpent had bitten him, and star
ed wildly into the face of the strange
guest for a moment, then sank back
i nto his. chair.
"It cannot be-no, it cannot be !"
he muttered ; " and jet that voice ;
but," -he had recourse to the wine
??ain--"ha, ba, ha! your friend
frightened me, Drake, with his stage'
voice and'his ugly mbg-he did upon1
? my.8?u,l j"
'.' The captain s ugly^ mug, as yon'
call it, was made as it is by the haz
ard of war, Henshard," replied Drake.
"A caisson blew up-under his nose,
and saved him the trouble of disgui
sing himself, for the fut ure, in case '
he should want to avoid the recogni
tion cf his former acquaintances. I
invited him to meet ns to-night--the
first of his arrival-in order to judge
if the change weramo entire as he
believed r. for the captain was known
to you, I think."
John Hensbard had listened to
this with fast-increiiiing signs of agi
tation ; and at the conclusion he again
arose from his chair, and said, in a;
voioe of conceritrateu* rage :
" I-will stand thid mystification no;
longer. I neither ?know nor care
whom your grim-visaged friend may1
be ; but this I know, that I will be
your sport no longeK and so good
night to both of yoii," and he made
a step towards the lloor.
- But the captain, was before him,
and placing himself with his back to
the ppr tal, he said, sternly :
" Out of this rodm you do not go,
John Henshard, tul you render an
account of our father s. mnrder ! Ha !
you know me now, for yon tremble.
Ay ! I am Lester Henshard, vour
elder brother, whom you would have
killed by a lie, even as you killed
my father by a more risible weapon!
I saw the blood on y&nv ring, -and I
see the stain on your soul, parricide !
On your knees and confess, or-"
But Henshard waa by this time
nearly crazed between his rage, the
liquor he had drank, and the con
sciousness that he hud betrayed him
self, as well as rendered desperate
by t)i.e startling and unexpected
crinen in which bp fp?nd himself.
"Out of my way, i inposter!" he
cried, with clenched liandsand glaring
eyes, and even as be spoke, he bound
ed upon Lester like a tiger, and the
two men fell to the ground, clenched
in a deathly struggle.
The ?trite would have been short,
for John Henshard WAS a powerful
man, and made infuriate by his men
Lai and physical excitement, while
the soldier wa? enfeebled by wounds
and i .ness. But drake, after a des
perate but vain attempt to loosen
the parricide's grasp on thc captai i's
throat, caught up a heavy decanter,
from the table, and struck John
Henshard a heavy blow upon the
temple, which instantly stretched
him lifeless upon the floor.
"You haye killed him, Drake,"
?asped Lester, as he arose with some
imculty to his feet,
" Not a bit of.it," replied the
other ; " though I should not care if
I had. I owe him as much. But
the gallows will not be cheated this
time. See, he breathes. Help me
to lay him on my bed, and we will
soon bring him to his senses.
To his senses, however, John Hen
shard did not return for several days,
during which he was carefully tended
by Lester and his- Wife, as well as by
a physician. He had, meantime,
been removed to his former residenoe,
and-was it a mere coincidence ?
placed in the same chamber, on the
same bed whereon his father had un
c-ergone his death agony.
Drake had surrendered himself to
the authorities, and after a careful ;
investigation, had been released on
bail, toVait the result of John Hen
On his murdered father's bed the
Sarricide lay, raving in the fever of
elirium, and by his side, wiping his
brow and moistening his parched
lips, sat His two living victims, Les
ter and Lizzie Henshard, returning
good for evil, and thus heaping coals
of 'fire upon his head, if only that
he knew it. But alas ! he knew it
Lester and Lizzie, I said. Yes,
the maimed and, mutilated soldier
had returned to the wife of his bo-,
som; and despite his scars, she had
known him, and clasped him with
renewed love and joy to her faithful,
sorrowing, long-suffering heart.
It mattera not to dwell upon their
meeting, nor recount the tale he told
to her sympathizing ear, of the per
ils he had passed and the woes he
endured. He bad been left for dead
upon the field ; he had been a pris
oner, a fugitive, retaken, manacled,
east into a cell,'refused the lieht of
day or the welcome sound of the hu
man voice; he lutd been ill unto
death, he had been-what matter ?
Here he was once more, alive, her
own, own husband, now and forever
It was nearly sundown on the
sixth dav of John Henshard's deli
rium. He had, been much calmer
that day, and had; slept a ?opd deal,
fitfully. At this moment ne lay
teasing in i restless, mattering slum
i ber. At last his mutterings became
clearer, and. Lester and Lizzie. listen
: ed with pale faces and bated breaths.
'.QiV?tri? the'key p he ?.uttered,
iuj^ J?a?ae; whisper. l' ?fvtf ma; * I
say, father I In your mouth,
Open it, cr-you will not? Then,
Jove, I will !'
He flung his arms wildly abou!
moment, then lay an instant brea
ing heavily ; then, .'. Hush !" he m
ter ed ; " hush ! he is dead-def
See the blood! Oh, the blood!
chokes me ! But the. key ! the ki
.Ah! here is the willi What? all
Lizzie ? Curses-curses-"
Again he lay still, awhile; th
taking up the current of the seo
that haunted him.once more
''All #safe! he said, Ha! I
Will? There is no will, say you? '.
will ! So all is safe ; bufc-ha ! 1
ring'! there ?B blood on the rit
Off, liar ! Off, I say !" and making
sudden violent effort, he flung t
bed-clothes off, and sprung from t
bed upon the floor. For an insta
he stood there swaying to and f
and then isank into hisbrother's an
in a swoon, and was gently replac
on ti bed, still unconscious.
When he re-opened his; eye? to
hours afterwards, hie fever and de
ri um had left him, his gaze was de
and strangely softened, but his pul
was very feeble, and his voice h.i
gone from him forever. Lo ok ii
earnestly into the.face of his broth
and sister, signed feebly to them
come nearer. They bent over hil
and he tried to whisper isomethih
but in vain ; they .heard nothing bi
a low rattle. He then made otb*
faint signs, ?nd they understoc
him, and brought paper and pene:
With the greatest difficulty, and afb
many vain efforts, he at lengl
scrawled the following words in s
indistinct and wandering hand :
" Forgive-yray for-^me-the wi
-all for Liz?ie-pray 1" '
As they deciphered it the eyes i
the dyipg man grew premature!
bright, with a look of entreaty thi
was terrible. They saw it, an
bending over him, took each one *
his hands, "and together said, " W
forgive, even as we pray Heaven i
forgive." Then kneeling down, the
prayed earnestly for the soul of th
parricide, and rising in a little wbili
saw that the soul was already befor
its Final Judge.
* * * * *
The will wai never found ; bu
what matter of it ? Were not tar
loving hearts re-united, never mor
to part? And besides, was not Caf
tain Lester Henshard the eldest an
only surviving son of the late miser
and did not the wealth of right bc
long to him and his? He took il
then ; and is making a noble use of il
Drake was tried for m?nslaughtei
and acquitted. He is now wot kin
out a new and better life among th
grassy plains of California-for, read
er, .Irus is. a true story.
. Ail Episode at Long Branch.
A correspondent, writing fror
Long Branch", says ; The wife of
gentleman at our hotel tells a gboi
story at her husband's expense. It i
well understood that they did nc
live pleasantly together, but evident*
of this is rarely seen ip tmblje, Th
other evenipg, when taking thejr usu
al drive-they are both high-spirite<
and hard to curb, und ' When thei
tempers are aroused there is no con
trolling them-one word brought 01
another, when the husband said.
.' You will drive me mad."
"I Bhould call that.admirabledriv
ing," retorted the wife.
" By-! exclaimed the husband
"if you say another w.ord I will drivi
down into the sea." They were thei
I near one of the rondn, in the vicinity
I of Gen. Grant's cottage, that lead
down to the beach.
"Another word!" screamed tb<
lady. " Drive where yoi} please/' sin
added, " into the sea. I can go ai
deep as you dare to go, any day."
He became furious, tpok her at hei
word), and drove the horses and vein
c?e into the ocean. They began t<
swim. He held in, looked into he:
face, and she laughed in his.
Whv do you stop ?" she demand
ed exultingly, exhibiting not th(
" You are a devil !" he exclaimed
turning the horses about, making foi
the shore with all expedition.
"Pooh! pooh!" laughed the tor
mentor. "Learn from this that thew
k no place wher.e you dare to gc
where I dare not accompany you."
" The only exe ption," she answer
ed, with a chuckle. "There, my
dear, I leave you."
She had conquered. The pair re
turned to the house, and the only
evidence of anything extraordinary
having occurred was the appearance
of the poor horses. The lady repeat
ed tho story to one or two female
friends, and, of course, such things
are too good to keep.
PROSPERITY.-We are always glad
to see among our citizens the fruits
of honesty, intelligence and enter
prise. Last week we quoted from the
Georgetown Times the information
that Representative Rowley,' of that
place, is building a splendid dwell
ing, which will pe ap ornament to
the town. We are glad to be able to
chronicle a corresponding instance of
growing prosperity in our midst,
iir highly esteemed colored fellow
citizen, Senator Hayne, has purchas
ed the Wayne plantation at this
place, and is building upon it an ele
gant mansion, with marble mantle
pieces, &c, &c. Mr. Hayne.'s admi
rable talents are evinced not only in
tho fact of his prosperity, but in the
rapidity with which he. acquired it.
He came here after the close of the
war a very p .or man, and for a good
long time was occupied as the teach
er of a negro school in the woods be
?ond Catfish swamp. But turning
is attention to politics, he has io the
space of about three yeats got upon
the righ road to wealth and fame.
In the meantime our highly respect
ed Senator has lived a life of gentle
manly ease and pleasure, showing
that he is one of those gifted geniuses
who are able, with email material
the per diem of a member "cf the
Legislature, ?c-to accomplish.large
results.-Marion dreacent. j 5jj% -
' HT Not on squeezing terms any moro,
is the way a Prairie du Chien young lady
describes the relation between herself
Brevities ami Levi i ie s.
v ?^"'A co temp orar>r mentions the ar
rest of a Woman, '. in the street ' ! with
nothing on her persons but a love letter
and ?^?reotype." Well, really^ the
weather has'been hot enough to justify
the wearing of jost that sort of clothing
-in doora, at least; but, for street wear,
perhaps it would be as well to add ? dia
mond ring or gold watch.
. ?ST Ont West they tell a Btory of a
dog who was'greatly interested in music.
He attended a singing school, and was
subsequently found in the yard with a
music book'in front of him, beating time
with his tail on a tin pan, and howling
" Old Htmdred."
jar A Mississippi negro was recently
set upon by a party in disguise and Eu
kluxed. On being questioned; he said
! his K. K. friends were of the colored
persuasion. He was asked, why he
thought so. " I smell 'um massa," Was
the short and convincing reply.
?&~ A man in Jersey City, who had'
forcibly kissed a school girl, wrns fined
by a magistrate, horsewhipped .by the
girl's big brother, and snatched bald
headed by his own wife. And it was not;
much of a kiss after all, he say?.
?&- The Gold Hill, Nevada, News
speaks of a County which it describes as
"out- Weat," where the local papers1
chronicle the hanging of a horse thief
tims: uMr. Jim. (lemonton, equine
abductor, of Minnesota; was lately the;
victim of a neck tie sociable."
An exchange says that it knows
of ? boy who accidentally swallowed a \
silver half dol?an They gave him warm
water and tartar emetic, and antimonial
wine, and poked their fingers down his
throat until tho boy thought ho would ^
throw up his toenails. After awhile a
doctor came along who understood such ?
cases. Ho administered a small dose of
patent medicine, and In less than ten]
minutes the boy threw up tho half dollar j
in five-cent, pieces. Sci6nee is a great
ySf One of the negro legislators of
Mississippi shot a white mau fo- refusing
to argue politics with him. The Boston
Pott thoa expresses ita indignation: "if
a negro can' t compel a white man to an
swer when spoken to, what in the world
is thc use of civil rights?:' .
/ar* A Georgia man incurred tho de
rision of hie townsmen by shooting at
his wife twenty-seven times without
?St- An Alabama editor having read
Dr. Hall's lecture advising that husband*
and wife should sleep in -separate apart
ments, says that Dr. Hall can sleep where
he-chooses, but for himself he intends
to sleep where he can defend his wiro
against rats and all other noe taral foes,
aa long as he has got one to defend.
A youngster, while.pursuing a chap
ter of Genesis, turning to his mother, in
quired if the people in those days used
to do sums on the ground. It was dis
covered that he had been reading tho
passage, "'And the sons of men multi
plied upon the face of the earth."
?&- A lady had a favorite lap-dog.
which ?ho called Perchance. "A strange
l?ame," said somebody, "for a beautiful
pet, madam. Where did you find it?"
..Oh," drawled she, "it was named
from Byron's dog. You remember where
he says, ' Perchance my dog willhowL'"
pt" The genius of a Boston composer
is at last to supply the nation with a j
national hymn founded on compromise
principles. It is to be made-up of a'com
bination of Yankee Doodle and Dixie,
and to lie culled Dixie Doodle.
"How did you manage to got
along in Paris without knowing thc
French language?" inquired a gentleman
of Mrs. Shoddy. " Oh, wc had an inter
rupter with us," replied the old lady.
The same jady, haying arranged some
statue? in ap. adjoining room, requested
the sam? gouUewan to step into the next
" impartment and see ber unties." He
' ?ar " El' I had been antin' dried ap
ples for a week an' den took to drink in'
for a mont*, I couldn't feel more swell'd
up dan I- am dis minn it *rid prido an'
wanity at scein' such full tendance har
dis evenin'," said a colored preacher hi
"We learn from a passenger on the
Greenville train, that a shooting af
fair occurred on Monday night, about
9 o'clock, at a camp meering, which
was being held about two miles from
Greenwood, by which a colored man
was severely wounded.-being shot
through the fleshly part o: both
thighs. The circumstances of the
case, as reported to UH, are asfollows;
A. camp meeting of colored people
began at the above place on last Fri
day, and had been continued up" to
the night of the ehooting. Monday
night, two men rode up to within a
short distance of the congregation,
when a colored man, who seemed to
be acting as a kind of guard to the
road, hailed them with "Who are
you?" The mounted men replied
with the same question, when the
colored man again asked, " Who are
you?" The party on horseb.-ck,
evidently thinking that their pas
sage was to be interrupted, fired
upon their interrogator, wounding
.him in the thigh; whereupon, the.
colored man attempted to run, when
he was fired upon the second time,
and" wounded in the oth-r thigh.
Some twelve or fourteen shots were
fired, but with no other damage,
nearly all the balls passing high
over the beads of the congregation.
A spent ball struck a. woman on the
neck, but did not hurt her. Our in
formant says that the parties who did
the shooting were not disguised, and
that it was evident, from the effect of
the shots, that they did not intend to
kill any one, but merely to frighten
the man who had questioned their
passage. They rode oil in the direc
tion of Cokesb ury. Great excitement
prevailed at Greenwood for a short
time, oh account of the affair, but it
.was believed that it would quiet down
as soon as the . matter: was properly
understood. -It was no Ku-Klux raid.
-^-Columbia r^?enix-, 2d.
f&h The latest' smart girl ls Miss Mid
dlebrook; of Maryland, Who, although
scarcely out of her teens, isised last year
over five thoosan d ea bbages, ' Chris tm aa
Eve she 'sold, 4tt ;Sail?tabre,;'bv?r five
hundred jpitmsi'dfa' ' ;<)^-^Bu4ra^ji of her own
raising, ?t twenty: tekfo^per pqond, and
Binctrthe 15th day of October last, has
knitted over three dosica; pairs of ?eeks.
ku Klux Outrages and Negro Mobs
ii the S?rth.
The very virtuous radicals of the
Congressional Committee who arc
1 pretending to investigate the alleged
j Ku Klux outrages in t?e South, are
I ready, it appear.", to report a stupen
dous budget of horrors. They are j
already issuing semi-official state- j
me nts to that effect. True, they have j
not had much time to investigate the :
matter ; but party and politrcal ne
cessity urges an early, thrilling re
port against those villanous, incura
ble wnite "secesh" of thc South and"
\ in favor of the poor negroes. This
is evident from tire hasty action cf
the republican party in Washington,
which hus already put in circulation
a campaign document, which is a di
geet of the pretended facts brought
to light by the Congressional Inves
tigating Committee, and has request
ed the republican newspapers to serve
their cause by publishing the docu
ment in full. We see, then, what a
farce, and, at the. same time, what a
gross imposition upon the country,
this radical Ku Klux report of the
Congressional Committee is likely to
be. But is it not playing with fire ?
Is not such a one-sided inflammatory
report made for party purposes calen-,
lated to do much harm ? Will it hot
make the negroes', who are already in.
the ascendant in some parts of the
South, and who are committing most
diabolical acts, more presumptuous
and disorderly ? ' Wnp has not heard
of the atrocities of a band of negroes
in Chatham* county, and adjoining
counties, in North Carolina? And
yesterday we reported a fearful,
bloody and drunken riot by a body
of five thousand blacks at the Repub
lican Convention in Goldsboro, in the
same State. Of course these horrors
will scarcely be noticed by any radi
cal Congressional committee, because
they are perpetrated by the " poor
J negroes"-by the allies and support
ers of ike radical party. It is the
pretended white- Ku Klux that is
[.made the bugbear to abr-m Northern
voters and to give the ?idministratioi
chance to exercise a.. military des
potism in the South. The radical
carpet-bag and scalawag public men
-and among them was a Congress
man by the name of Thomas-and
Stanley, the President of a railroad,
seem to have been the abettors of the
riotous acts atGoldsboro. Well,may we
despair of peace in the South while
the party in power makes misrepre
sentations of the state of things in
the South for political objects, while
. it gi yes all its support and sympathy
to the negroes ana endeavors to crusl
the native white people of that sec
tion.-New York xieru?d.
A Second Husband Gives up his
Wife and Three ihiWren.
From the St. Louis Dispatch.
The assertion that '" truth is stran
ger thon fiction" is certainly illus
trated in the following sketch, and
we are indebted to J. C. Ryan, the
clerk of the steamer St. Luke, for
the principal items :
During the first year of tho war, J.
M. Waldrup left his pleasant home
in Central Missouri and shouldered
his musket to fight for what he con
sidered right, and to spill his blood,
if ne.cef.sary, in dc-fenco of the Con
federate cause. At home he left
young wife and one child, and from
that time till last Sunday they never
even heard from him. Mr. Waldrup
passed through the struggle safely,
and was paroled in St. L -uis in 1865.
So soon as he could earn money
enough he started to lind his wife
and cnild. He visited his old home,
and called on his neighbors. But his
search was unsuccessful. The only
information he received was that his
wife had taken the child and gone to
live with some relatives in Callaway
County. Visiting Callaway County,
he obtained work on a farm, and set
tled down to ponder over the where
abouts of his wife and child, and tn
earn money enough to continue th?
search. In the meantime Mrs. Wald
rup had heard that her husband was
dead, and had gone to live with some
relation near * Cedar City, opposite
Jefferson City, Missouri. Here she
became acquainted with a well-to-do
blacksmith, whose name we have not j
learned. In due i me they were mar
ried, and last w?ek were living in
their comfortable home at Cedar City,
and Mrs. Waldrup hud blessed the
blacksmith vith three fine children,
the eldest five years old. Lust Sat
urday Mr. Waldrup rode leisurely
into Cedar City, and halting at the
?blacksmith shop requested that worthy
to shoe his horse. While conversing.!
on the heat of the weather, crops, &<;.,
the blacksmith learned Waldrup's
story, and having heard, his wife tell
about her lost husband, surmised tho
truth, and in his blunt honesty invit
ed Mr. Waldrup to go over to the
House with him. The recognition was
mutual,'and the wife fainted in her
first, husband's arms. After the first
agitation Mr. Waldrup went back to
the blacksmith shop, and the men
talked the matter over sensibly and
coolly, and agreed to allow the wo
man to decide as to which man she
woUld cling. After pondering the
matter over in her own mind ' thc
doubly-mated lady decided Iago, with
her first husband, on condition that
tl-e second allow her to take.the chil
dren. ? By some process of reasoning,
inexplicable to us, he decided to give,
up wife and children, and Mr. and
Mrs. Waldrup decided to come to St.
Louis. Yesterday the St. Luke stop
ped at the lauding, and Mr. W. came
on board and engaged passage for
himself and'three children, and the
blacksmith assisted bis wife on board,
and then brought du the children.
Then cam? an effecting scene that]
bnitight tears to the eyes of captain,
clerks and passengers. The deserted \
husband took first one child ami then
theotbex rn his arms, and kissed
ihem? paasmnately, while the tears
rolled ?c'vn bia1 cheeks. Then ho
bid'good-bye to his wife, who seemed
deeply affected, and 4aatly to; Mr."
Wajdrnp; The two men gased into
eich otherWaces, shook hands doug
and earnestly, and then tho black
smith, by ? strong ?fort of will; re
. leased the hand of ??r. Wuldrup and
I walked quickly ashore, never turning
; his facn toward the boat.
THE CA RPPT-B AOQKP.R on THE DOWN
GRADE.--The Springfield (Mass) tie
pubiicctv, (Rad.) adds its kicks .to
that oi Ciretley against the carpet
baggers. There is pith, point , and
sense in ivJmfc it has tosay :. They
the carlet- buggers] are doing more
jam to rho country to-day than the
ocust. or caterpillar, or any other
. iindred pe.?t. They are teaching the
csa intelligent and' discriminating
Southerners to despise and hate the
Northern people more heartily than
ever ; they aro debauching tie lreed
men ; they are bringing disgrace upon
the greafeRepublican party and upon
tho National Government. That their
rapacity is insatiable, and that they
steal every penny they can lay their
hands on, are comparatively trivial
counts in the indictment against them.
Yet this constant plundering is a se
rious matter to the comm unities which
are plundered. It means increased
indebtedness and heavier taxation.
It is just such rascality that is ma
king the name ol' Republican a stench
in the Southern States, and bringing
suspicion and enmity upon honest
immigrants. And matters will not
mon'! much so long as needy and
greedy adventurers ?re appointed to
responsible Federal offices, and fel
lowshiped by Northern Republicans
on the floor of Congress."
MWi FEM nu;
JOHN HART, If. A. - - PBIKCI'PAL.
Aided by a Full Body of Teachers.
THE location Ls proverbially healthful.
Thc course or study in all the De
partments very full and" fhdreogh. jThe
rtccom'modationa fbr^boardcra aro good.
About $35(1 will cover all exponaos Jhr
a. full Literary and Scientific coarse,. jb>
eluding Ancient and Modem Language*,
extracts from Testimonial--.
(From'G. Freck Holmes, L.L.D., Prof.
Eng. Literature, University of Virginia)
I have known Mr. Hort lote and welt,
md have been aeq uaintcd with thocondui t
of his school and the remarkable profi
ciency of his pupils. I havo felt a specii?
?rratincatlOu in noticing the great atten
tion which ho uniformly pays, in his
course' ot instruction, to the English Lan
s;uagcandtoitsrichand varied literature.
(From Rev J. C. Hide?, Wilmington, N.C.
After a long and intimate acquaintance
with Mr. John Hart, Principal bf tho
Baptist Female Institute, ii. gi ves me
pleasure to state that I regard him as one
ul'the most thoroughly conscientious, ca
pable and successful educators that I havo
(From Rev. J. P. Boyce, Greenville, S.C.
Those desiring the thorough education
of their daughter*, cannot do better than
to place them under the charge of Prof.
Kart. His thorough scholarship andJhia .
indici?os sentiments as rb what F?rH?!e
Education should bc, eminently tit him
for bis chosen vocation. I can conceive
no higher advantages than are offered by
(From Dr. B. Scars, Staunton, Va.)
I take pleasure in commending .to tho
confidence of my fri ends and the pub; ie
generally Mr. John Hart, and thc y<.,.:ig
ladies' Seminary under his charge*'
(From Rev. A.B.Woodtin, Mobile, A i.)
I have long known your school, ;.:id
there is none in tho land of which I hu ve
formed ?i higher estimate.
From Rev. W. H. McGuffey, University
There are few men so well qualified to
ii ve instruction to any class^or' pupils as
I know Mr. Hart to bc.
jj&^Ciroalars giving full information
can bo had by applying to the PriucipaL
July 19 . ' 4t -?0
ME CHA M ICS' MILLS,
AT GRANITE VILLE, S. C.
THE Undersigned herewith announce
to t.'io public of Edgciield that they have
Mtablished at GranitoviJlo,
Firs?-CiasK Custom and
We have put into our Mills all thc la
test and Best Machinery, that we may be
rmahlcdto give as Fine an Article of
Flour, and as much of it, as any other
Establishment South of Mason and Dix
Besides GRINDING WHEAT, wo de
sign putting into our Mills a good RICE
md Clean Wheat, and Pack Cotton.
So Soon as thc Toll Ssason is over, we
shall go into the regular FLOURING
BUSINESS FOR MARKET.
And we would say to all parti*? living
convenient to Railroad who may send ns
their Wheat to grind, that wo will liant
thc same to and from tho Depot in Gran
itcville free ??/' charge; and ior every
Five Bushels of sound and clean Wheat,
will return One Barrel of as good Fkmr
na the Wheat will possibly make.
AU our Different Grades of FLOUR,
MEAL, GRITS, ?Sc, will always be as
Good as thc Best and as Low as the Low
Trusting to our Thorough Practical
Experience in this linc of Business, and
prqmising our best efforts to give aniver
sal satisfaction, wo respectfully solirit for
the MECHANICS' MILLS the patronage
of the pnblic
BRENNER & BAKER.
July:? tf 31
State ofSoHth Carolina,
Coan* of Common Pleas.
A. J. Crews, 1
Mary GomilHon, Ad's.'; \ CopySummons
Lovett Gomillion and
others Defendants. J
To tho Defendants Samuel P. Goode and
Marv Goodo his wife :
YOU are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the complaint in
this action, of which a copy is herewith
served upon you, and to serve a copy .of
your answer to the said complaint on the
subscribers at their Office, at Edgofleld
Court House, S. C., within twenty daV*
after the service hereof; exclusive of tL'a
day of such service; and If you fail ta
answer the complaint within the time
aforesaid, the plaintiff in thia action wL'i
apply to tho Court for the relief demand,
ed in tho complaint.
WRIGHT A NORRIS,
Dated J,uly 10,1871.
To tho Defendants Samuel F. Goode and
Take notice that the summons in this
action, of which the foregoing ia.a. copy,
was tiled in the Office of tho Clark of the
Court of Common 1 ces for EdgeAeld
County, at Edgefleld Court Houne, s. C.,
on the 14th dav of July 187L
WRIGHT A NORRIS,
Edgo?eJd C.H., Aug lat? 1871. ?32
J. GOOD ?asoj^ent of TIN1 WARE
L kept constantly on hnd.
W. F. DO*?80E,8r.
Jun? 21 lm 26