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Y D. Ri DUR?SOE.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., SEPTEMBER 14, 1871.
VOLUME XXXV,-No. 38.
iLife Insurance Company,
Principal Office, Macon, fra.
THE business of this STRICTLY SOUTHERN and HOME COMPA
NY is confined by law to legitimate Life Insurance alone.
Policies issued on all the approved Mutual plans. It also issues Policies
at Stock rates, 25 per cent, under the mutual rate. But it does not advise
its patrons to insure on the Stock plan, that plan being very expensive in
the long run.
It is known that dividends in a good Mutual Company will average about
65 per cent., especially at the South and West, where investments bring
90 per cent, of profits on the Mutual business divided annually amongst
all the Mutual-Poucy Holders without exception.
One-third Loan on Premiums given when desired. Interest charged only
upon first loan.
Where all Cash is paid, Policies will become eelf-sustaining ; that is, pay
out, and have 50 per cent, added to their faces, which is one-third more
than the original sum insured.
Ample provision against forfeiture of Policies in the expressed terms of
I the contract.
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
th?reto a Capital commencing with $500,000 !
Millions of dollars have annually hitherto been lost to the active circula
tion 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
then sustain our own Life Enterprise," and thus keep our money and the
profits too at home.
Officers at Macon, Ga :
WM. B. JOHNSTON, President.
WM. S. HOLT, Vice-Pr?sident.
GEO. S. OBEAR, Secretary. .
JOHN W. BURKE, General Agent.
C. F. McCAY, Actuary.
W. J. MAGILL, Superintendent of Agencies.
JAS. MERCER GREEN, Medical Examiner.
8@*The Cotton States Company is a Georgia and South Carolina enter
prise, is a good Company, and is now fully identified with the interests of |
our people. This State is ably represented in the general management by
South Carolina Directors.
LAYALL & ABNEY,
! General. Agents for North and South Carolina.
Wir. J. LAVALL, Esq,, Office, Columbia, S. C.,
M. W. ABNEY, M. D., Edgefield, S. C.
Mew Spring Dry leeds I
James "WV Turley,
BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA,? GA.,
DEALER IN FIRST-CLASS DRY GOODS,
[AS 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 taken to supply each Department with E VER Y
THING NEW AND FASHIONABLE, as well as the more stapl?
articles of the Trade.
The Cash System will be Strictly Adhered to, and
it is much cheaper to pay 25 per cent, for money, ?nd buy your Dry Good?
for 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
Again salutes the Good People of Edgefield, and the many readers of the
Advertiser, and invites them, when they are in want of
Boots and Shoes,
To call at his Reliable House, next door to James A. Gray & Co., where
they will find NOTHING BUT THE BEST. WORK ! And all made to
order in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Having made a flying trip tri the above cities, ind taking advantage of
the dull' times prevailing tnere, I can conscientiously say that I have
The Best Goods Ever Brought v, this Market !
And every style of Gentlemen's Hand-Sewed Shoes, at $5 per pair!
Low Strap Shoes-Prince Albert's-made of Morocco and Calf, with and
And Every Other style Known to the Trade!
Nothing will be left undone to merit the confidence of my Fellow-Citi
zens. I would just as soon force a paper, as beguile the public with any
thing other than Facts.
230 Broad Street, Under Central Hotel,
Aug 8 tf 33
Quick Sales aiad Small Profits.
J. M. N EBLETT.
W. H. GOODRICH
-Wlwiwale and Retail Dealer in
NEW GOODS constantly arriving,
which are offered at the lowest prices.
>o. 176 Broad Street, opposite Au
Augnsta, July 2?
TURNIP SEED ?
TURNIP SEED !
J pgr Received a LARGE SUPPLY
BUIST'S IMPROVED TURNIP SEED,
warranted Fresh and Genuine, embra
cing the following varieties:
PURPLE TOP YELLOW RUTA
EARLY WHITE FLAT DUTCH,
EARLY PURPLE TOP FLAT
LARGE WHITE GLOBE,
LARGE YELLOW GLOBE,
LA^GE WHITE NORFOLK,
G. L. PENN, Druggist
July 19 tf,
THE Undersigned respectfully an
nounce to the people of Edgefield
and adjoining Counties, that they are still
engaged in the manufacturo 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, and we feel confi
dent of giviug entire satisfaction to those
favoring us with their orders.
EVERY GIN WARRANTED.
Old Gins RENOVATED or REPAIR
ED in the best manner.
NEBLETT & GOODRICH,
At Goodrich's Machine Works.
/2S-Capt. LEWIS JONES, of Edge
field, is our authorized Agent, and all or
ders received by him will meet with
May 2_5m 19
Kinsman Sf Howell\
Factors and Commission
Liberal Advances made on
Cotton and Naval Stores.
Charleston, S. C.
BOOTS AND SHOES!
MADE TO ORDER OR REPAIRED
All work well done at reasonable pri
ces out of the best Leather, anti by com
Give me a trial, and I will give you
g T?Ss Cash. S. H. MANGET.
Jan? 7 tf. 24
MRS. R. B. BOULWARE respectful
ly announces to the Edgefield public that
she has opened the SALUDA HOUSE,
and will use every exertion to please all
who may favor her with their patronage.
She solicits the encouragement of her
jar Board by the Day, Week or Month
atas low figures as can possibly be af
Edgefield, May 30 tf 23
She said : " Why should we start and
Why fall your tears in showers,
Heaven'B land lies nearer than we think
Unto this world of ours.
So very near that I can hear
Its rivers softly flowing,
And feel its blessed atmosphere
Upon my forehead blowing.
" When April danced upon the lea,
With violets on her bosom,
I said, 'I shall not live to see
The May-time violets blossom.'
But God's own kind and loving way
'Tis time alone discloses ;
I thought ere May to pass away,
But here I clasp June's roses.
" So gently ebbs my life away,
I marvel you can sorrow,
The eyes that oped on earth to-day
Shall ope in heaven to-morrow.
For at the going of the night
I heard a spirit warning,
'Look, yonder breaks the rosy light
Of your last earthly morning.'
" Tour love has given my life its charm,
Throughout all my being flowing,.
But stronger, tenderer is the arm,
To whose kind care I'm going.
To bear me over Jordan's tide,
God sends his strong evangel."
She ceased. Our homo had lost its pride,
But Heaven had gained an angel.
Irs. Prettiman's Skeleton.
" EVERY family has a skeleton in
the closet," is a society aphorism
which nobody denies ; for, even as we
admit it, we hear the skeleton in our
own closet faintly rattling its bones
in confirmation of the ghastly truth.
Thackeray, who devoted himself to
the study of the social fabric, and,
who knew by heart certain phases of j
living, wrote novel after novel illus
trating an admitted fact, whose truth
is deeper than the satire, whose sad
ness is profounder than the synicism.
Yet, if any one could escape the
suspicion of possessing such an unde
sirable addition to one's family men
age, surely it had been Mrs. Pretti
man. Laughing, rosy-brighi as a
June morning, surely this little lady
ought to stand acquitted of having
any secret trouble to mar her social
She was the mistress of a charm
ing villa standing on the outskirts of
the city, a "thing of beauty" for
every beholder. Roses trailed pink
and-white clouds of blossoms over
Gothic porch and balcony, trim gar
dens stretched on either side ; and
the passer-by would be very apt to
think, here is the very place to spend
one's days in peace and quietude.
It is wei! to be d hided sometimes
-a happier state of affairs in some
instances, at all events-but I am
one of those who hold that the plain,
unvarnished truth is best. I must,
therefore, as a veritable chronicler,
admit that the Pre!timan household
was by no means so near a Paradise
within as it promised to be without.
And yet these words might apply
to many another abode beside the one
in question. " Come and stay with
us awhile," requests some friend.
We go, and for a time . ejaculate,
" Charming !" How convenient and
graceful are all the surroundings
what well-behaved children ; what
super-excellentservants. All?t once,
in a moment of forgetfulness, some
body or another leaves the closet
door ajar, and there within is grin
ning the unsuspected skeleton. Awe
struck, yet with well-bred composme,
we affect to be blind- Let us go
home again. Does anybody suspect
the skeleton in our closet there ?
Well, well, we are used to its aspect,
at all events, and its familiar grin
strikes us with far less horror tuan
the one concealed in thc closet of our
Without further prelude, however.
I will inform you what was the skele
ton that dampened the joys, chilled
the heart, weighed down the spirits
of one little woman, who was by na
ture one ,of the brightest, sweetest,
most cheery of mortals. Mrs. Pret
timan had a-grumbling husband.
"Obis that all?" you exclaim;
A I w?^3 prepared for something hor
rible, such' as you read of in the
1 Mysteries of Udolpko,' or the other
Radcliffe romances !" My dear mad
am, pass on, you need not stop for
my story. I perceive you have that
greatest of blessings, a better half,
who does not grumble. You, there
fore, cannot sympathize with my
simple, homemade heroine, whose
sorrows, believe me, are yet much
sincerer than the Rose Matilda's con
cocted to order out of impossible ma
terials, spiced with unnatural horrors !
Do not imagine, however, that Mr.
Prettiman was that very ordinary
and everywhere-to-be-found husband,
the man who grumbles sometimes.
Not he, indeed ! Grumbling was the
very pivot of his existence. By long
and persevering cultivation, he had
sublimed it to an art. Grumbling
with him was the ossentjal oil that
greased the whol? machinery of so
ciety. Perhaps you will infer from
this that Mr. Prettiman was an ex
ceedingly unpleasant person, whom
every one avoided. By no means ;
many people callod bim a " delight
ful fellow ;" for, to be honest, Mr.
Prettiman did the main part of his
grumbling at home. He had plenty
of polite phrases for the use of socie
ty, and was full of quip and jest
there, so that you would never have
suspected him of being a grumbling
Nobody knew how Mr. Prettiman
had first acquired the habit ; in fact,
I doubt if he were aware himself of
its possession. It probably origina
ted, however, in the conviction, on
this gentleman's part, that he was
the best-abused man in the . "rid.
From his earliest years, everybody
and everything had united in a con
3D?racyagain8thim. Seldom, indeed,
id any one use him well : he. was a
martyr, whose sufferings were inflict
ed by himself.
And, sooth to say, no one ever yet
found a grumbler who was not the
victim oi his own wrongs. " The
world is all .against us, ' we cry.
Nonsense ! Man or woman, be brave;
gird up your loins, and do your duty ;
and you will be surprised to find
what noble rewards are in store for
those who try to deserve them. Look
out for roses, and you'll find them
blooming just beside yon. Insist
upon thorns, and jou'll find them
pricking you every step ,of the way.
I have depicted,Mrs. Prettiman as.
a sunshiny little lady, whose dim
cheeks showed that nature had m
her for smiles rather than tears,
as she emerged from bridehood
wifehood, from thence glided
motherhood, the dimples did
show themselves as often, and
pretty roses paled and paled on
round cheek, until they bid fail
leave it altogether. People bega
say, " How much Mrs. Prettimari
changed since her marriage. I
wonder if Mr. Prettiman is euc
nice man at home as he seems in
Let us see him at home and
out. Mrs. Prettiman comes dowi
breakfast with rather a trout
brow ; tfye spring campaign is be
her. The house and premises gei
ally need to be cleaned and put
order ; the children and herself n
numerous additions to their wr.
robes. Mrs. Prettiman sighs.
"If one could only do with
clothing ; or if things wouldn't w
out so, how delightful it would t
She finds Mr. Prettiman engaj
in his newspaper. (Mern. H
bands that grumble are usually ne
" Breakfast is ready, father ; yo
better come now while everything
nice and hot," remarks Mrs. Pre
man, in conciliatory accents.
" Better come now. Yes, yes,
may suit you ; but I'm busy readinj
" You can read afterward-ca
" Oh ! needn't read at all. Gm
if you had such a family to supp<
as I have, you'd find out how neci
sary it is to read the newspaper t
first thing. Must know what's goi
on in the business world."
(Mern. The gentleman at this rc
ment is deeply engaged in perusii
the details of a wedding in high lift
Mrs. Prettiman, without furth
comment, sits down to the table, ai
proceeds to breakfast with only Bess
and May, two bright-eyed little da
lings, to keep her company.
Mr. Prettiman, who always reve
in being as late at meals as possibl
finally lays down bis paper and tak
" Of course, they've eaten ever
thing up by this time!" is his fir
comment. .The appearance of the ti
ble confuting this assertion, he ru
graciously adds, " They have le
something for a wonder ;" and the
proceeds to find fault in every coi
c ivable direction. The table is " ha
set," because some one article fails t
be just at hand. Bessie and May ar
the most wasteful of children, bi
cause they have failed to dispose of
bit of bread-and-butter lying on tlioi
Mrs. Prettiman observes, as sh
drops a lump of sugar in the gentle
" Oh ! this puts me in mind, deni
we're out of sugar."
Mr. Prettiman affects to be throwi
into a perfect paroxysm of wrath am
" The sugar all gone ! Impossible
-there must be a mistake ! It mus
have been stolen or given away." IL
would be brought to " beggary anc
ruin," if things went on at this rate
"Of course, he couldn't heathorn)
to look after things." If he onl)
had " somebody that would go inte
the kitchen once and. -'while,"
This is all very pleasing to a wife'i
ears, certainly; especially one whe
tries to do her duty, and who is con
scientiously careful of everything
committed to her charge.
Mrs. Prettiman, with troubled brow,
suggests, they have had "considerable
company lately ;" and that " cake and
desserts run ofl with sugar very
" Ah ! whose fault isthat ?" retorts
the grumbler. " I didn't invite any
body. Of course, you will have peo
ple here to put me to expense. I
never expect to be the gainer by it."
"But you wouldn't five a hermit's
life ?" returns the little lady, begin
ning to show signs of lire ; for she
had been brought up to consider
hospitality one of the duties of
living. " A person had better
be out of the world than in it, if
they are to do without socieiy. Be
sides, Mr. Prettiman, I can't be put
off any longer. The house and premi
ses must be set in order ; and the
children, and myself provided with
This is the signal for a grand out
burst from paler familas. " Where
is the the money to come from for all
these expenses ?" Does she expect to
get " blood out of a stone ?"
" But whati8 she to do ?" questions
the little woman, in despair.
, "Why, do without, of course;" the
same as he does.
Regarding this argument as a
clincher, !V|r. Prettiman returns to
his newspaper, Mrs. Prettiman cries
quietly a bit; then, wiping her eyes
resolutely, kisses the children, and
declares in an undertone, "I will
have the decencies of life, $t all
The consequence is, that Mr. Pret
timan's credit being good-he always
paying his bills after a terrible grum
ble-Mrs. Prettiman obtains the need
ed supplies, as is apt tc be the case,
at disadvantage ; and until the bills
are presented, has the Damocles feel
ing of a sword suspended over her
head-for she knows the result.
Mr. Prettiman, at first sternly and
savagely, ignores the remotest inten
tion of ever paying the bill ; the ar
ticles were " not bought for him," he
knew nothing about it," etc., etc. ; at
last winds up Dy producing his re
ceipt-book, settles with the trades
people, and congratulates himself
upon being a model husband and
I have not enumerated a tithe of
all the ingenious methods, resorted to
by the leading gentleman of my sto
ry to harass his wife and family.
How he would persist.in believing
that everybody was in league against
him to surreptitiously dispose of his
property ; and in the most ferocious
manner would demand where such
and such an article had been " hid
den away." How he would insist
upon hoarding up his pet ' treasures,
newspapers, as well as bills that had
been duly paid, but foi which' Mr.
Prettiman held himself: liable-so
great waa the i depravity of trades?
men-to be called upon to settle
again at any moment. Agaij
would take a fancy to certain ar
of apparel which had seen tb?jh
days, and which his . wife prot
against as not fit to be seen. M
did this poor lady embroider sli]
in dainty needle-work, tb adori
pedal extremities of her liege?
He insisted in shuffling abouj;|i
impromptu foot-gear of his o\jrn
out of defunct boots, declaring
to be much more comfortable;
er mind the looks-there was DO
to see him." At which the poo
tie woman, opening her eyesjjft
referred to the halcyon days o1f?<
ship, and ventured to inquirejff
had been "nobody." then?
Of course, in view of all tu?,
will not wbnder at Mrs: Preith
paling roses and j ."reqijent dani
But then . came a time 4 Sot
wiien.?rs. .Prettiman ; grew 'fiterj?
Little May's birthday was clos
hand. She was a summer child-,
had come into the world when^a
brightest, in the fair month o?Bi
Mrs. Prettiman, whose chief deli
wad to- make home lovely to
household, always held a little jet
honor of the day.
Oh, mamma 1 isn't it delicion
think my birthday comes next "wee
declares little May.
Mamma smiles, and sighs, 'STi
May must have her fete; butt tl
the ordeal to go through withjief
Mr. Prettiman has little faith
birthdays. " Nobody ever toot ?
note of his when he was a child."
His wife suggests that itisd"
pleasant for children. to look /ba
and remember these festal occasion
" Yes, very pleasant. But;\th
the. money it costs to'keep then) i
great deal pleasanter.* , f
" Oh I but. you know, we ha
strawberries of our own-andthiy
beauties, too." T
" Yes, I ought to know. Yoo js
in debt for the vines ; knew notjjr,
ibout it until the bill? was DrPp
" Oh ! but you know it was 5 ye
?mall amount, and I'm sure yoi ieee
to enjoy the strawberries wcnc erfi
ly. You told a friend of yours,
my presence, that you had nev
bought any that tasted as well." .
Mr. Prettiman, finding his lui
spiked, beat a retreat, with the far
ing assertion that he's " not mastrr
Iiis own house."
Left to her own desires, Mrs. Pre
timan does the best she can for Ma;
She makes dainty cakes,' and- pj'ar
md arranges as only a mother ca
who wishes to make . her chibare
She has dresses for her little ?ile
0 be sure. Those same whroraw
:ed muslins have seen good service
jut nicely put up, they'll look" amaii
ts weel as new." But May petition
for a pair of new boots. " Red-mc
"occo, please, mamma, dear; they'!
00k so nice with my white dross."
Mamma orders the boots-the coi
s slight, surely. Mrs. Prettima
hinks there will be no grumbling a
hese when she has given up severa
:>et 'deas in reference to May's feti
vhich could have been carried int
jffeet at a small outlay.
She orders them seqt to Mr. Pr?t
1 man's store, down town ; he wil
Day the bill, and bring them home
Little May watches eagerly for papa
md as soon as he opens the gate, ran:
;o meet him.
"Oh, papa ! you have brough'
mme my new morocco boots!"
" Not I, indeed ! I sent then
Oh! the reproachful look.a child't
ace can wear. I pity the heart thal
:an disappoint a child's faith, when
t asks for that which it is right and
.easonable to possess.
Mrs. Prettiman was busy in ar
.ringing the last details of, the1 little
cte, which she had meant should yield
?uch simplepl^asure, when May c&rae
veering ?fl aspect that it was hard
br a mother's eyes to meet. No tears
-not that ; but ?uch a grieved look
-more than tears by far.
" I must wear my old boots, mam
na. Papa sent those you brought
A red flush dyed Mrs. Prettiman's
meeks ; the light of quick decision
;ame into Mrs. Prettiman's eyes. She
lid not remonstrate with her lius
)and-what use ? Would it not be
he old story of "the child wanted
he boots as much as a coach wants
ive wheels ?" while the distant pros
sect of " beggary and min" would
i>e set before her in consequence of
his alarming bit of extravagance.
In the pleasures pf- her birthday
rcte, May forgot her sorrow almost.
Though eyer and anon, when her
;yes fell upon her little bjack shoes,
iomewhat worse for wear, the.griev
?dlook came bsck agaiu(. girt if
Slay forgot, her mother remembered,
fit is always just such brisk, smiling
ittle v.'omen as Mrs. Prettiman, that
stand most fire and decision when
Forbearance ceases to be a virtue. So,
,f any Benedict peruses these words,
whose wife seems particularly meek
ind patient, and whom he fondly be
lieves loves him well enough ip "put
dp with anything," let hin take
?raming ; for ^e day of reckoning
will surely arrive.
The next morning found Mo. Pret
tima. .? narkably busy, even Tor her.
What-*er her work was, s^e said
nothing about it. When Mr. Pretti
man came home that night, his wife
met him with acountenance t) which
his marital experience furnished no
counterpart. Usu?lly there lad been
a look of conciliation, almost entreaty,
in the sweet large eyes, as if bhe had
3aid, "Do not scold me; Ijdo the
best I can." But to-night, ?the ex
pression was calm and self-fssnred ;
the head carried, not proudlj, but as
one who means to assert herjelf, who'
knows well her resources, j who '"?
ready Jor battle, and means io return :
" with the shield, or on it." j !
" Mr. Prettiman, I have bien very
busy to-day. I wish you to tome and
ode the result."
The gentleman began his tiual pre-'
lude, "Haven't any time nof; never
have any. Something, to pdt me to
expense, I dare say." j
, An expression on his,. wife's face
stppped him; and for once he foliow- j 1
j ed her lead. This was to an unfre-,
. quented part of the house. Mrs.
j Prettiman entered a small octagonal
j room, heretofore unused.
It was scrupulously clean, the floor I
j nicely sanded. Upon the mantle was
j an array of pipes-pipes, -that Mr. '
Prettiman was forever mislaying jn I
all parts of the house ; for he was a
prodigious smoker,' and was forever
accusing his family of "hiding" from i
him with mali e prepense. Ou a ta- j
ble at hand were newspapers, care- j
fully filed; also receipt-books, books, '
bills yellow with age, etc. On hooks i
that had been driven into the wall, j
Were hung a collection of seedy gar-1
ments, old hats, etc., dear to the heart
of the lord and master of the house
hold. On the h^firth. reposed old
boots, and the identical, so-called,
slippers, that he, delighted in.
Mr. Prettiman surveyed the sur/-,
roundings and was speechless, sim
ply because, for once, he had nothing
Solemnly, as if she had been the
ghost in Hamlet) or some other ap
Sarition sent with direful warnings
Ire. Prettiman beckoned toward the
Mr. .Prettiman, turning his eyes
thither, read in large letters, the io
MB. PBETTIMAN'S GBTJMBLING ROOM
The lady motioned to a chair, the
gentleman, in blank amaze, took it
and then, as the lady took one, also
regarded her fixedly.
It struck the gentleman forcibly
as he did, what a pretty wife he had
The lady was dressed with scrupulous
care, and yet, with an easy, pictures
que grace-^-such as artists like. The
gentleman was not an artist, but he
liked it well ; and said within him
self, " What a remarkably pretty wo
man I've got for a wife."
: Mrs. Prettiman, with the same
grave, self-assured aspect that had
characterized her throughout these
proceedings, began to speak as fol
" Mr. Prettiman, as you know,
am not given to speeches ; throughout
our married life I am not aware that
I have made one. 1 find, however
that you mistake forbearance for
weakness, and am now about, to put
an end to the delusion. I am going
to make a speech for the first, last,
and only time.
" I have been your wife, sir," alie
"rent on, " for eight years I have
striven faithfully for the welfare of
yourself and your children ; faulty I
have been often, but still faithful to
the best interests of those committed
to my charge. We have been blessed
in basket and store. Yon were called
a poor man when we married ; the
world calls you 'well-to-do' now.
Had I been the recklessvoxiravagant
spendthrift you so often tax me with
being, this had not been the case
Now for your record. During these
eight years you have blamed 'ine of
ten, praised mesoavcely, or if so, witn
;i reproach that annulled the praise.
Yen have fouud fault incessantly.
Constant dropping, they say, wears
away a stone! I arnless than a stone;
and constant grumbling is eating,
[ike a canker, int . the by?\ vetara of a
Lifo, that, but fey- thia, migHt he all
iunshihe. The end must come. I
have now set apart a room where
you may grumble to your heart's
?ont?nt. Since you have made grum
bling your profession, as it were, you
ire welcome to consider this apart
ment your office, and practice your
profession within its walls. But un
derstand, Mr, Prettiman, that from
sary, captious fault-finding, such as
aas' made by life mis?rable-shall
be carried on outside of these four
With a slight wave of her hand to
ward said inscription, a . slight incli
nation cf her pretty, womanly head,
the lady passed 'pu>.
What refactions passed through
Mr. Prettiman's mind in the solitude
that ensued, none ever knew. What
irisions he saw, or what memories of
ignoble words spoken, of'unhusbaud
ly deeds done, came to him with re
proachful aspect, and upbraided him,
is his wife had never done, none
knew. But Mr. Prettiman 'emerged
from that salutary solitude a deci
dedly wiser and better man. I do
not say that from thenceforward he
leased to grumble ; but it was done
ifter a fashion so much more subdu
ed, that one hardly recognized the olc^
Whether he fo.Ho^e.cl his wi.fje's ad
rice, and, ?Vsjpps?dj ?f his ' gri?yances
n the. four. VfAUs set apart for him,
making tnem ,the confidants, of the
numerous disasters that were always
clogging the wheeld of hi? destiny,
lepo neut saith pot., $ufe H can be
leposed, tha,t iii,e. roses and dimples
;3m,? back more charming than ever
;o Mrs. Prettiman's cheekB, and she
oecamcher own swoet-smiling self
mee more. Her oie speoch had
corked wonders ; thereafter a mild
remonstrance answered the purpose.
In conclusion, I would advise moth
es, wives, and daughters, toset apart
i room for .all masculine grumblers
,vho exceed legitimate bounds. Of
;ourse, it is the, privilege Of every
)rie to indulge in a good, . thorough
grumble once and awhile; butit'iust
De the'exception not the rule. As
.or the ladies-oh, well ! you know
t is their prerogative of which: no
;rue man would deprive them, to find
'ault. Fair play!s a jewel! You
?ke your rights, gentlemen ; permit
is oar privileges. JEvery goooL manly
fellow that may read these, words,
viii concede the case at on'ce, and
jease grumbling thenceforward. Oth
erwise, ladies, resort to Mrs., Pretti
nan's remedy. A most effectual one ;
for if the skeleton that had haunted
1er home did not leave it, it at least
stayed within bounds, and was rarely
inown to find its way out Of its. own
jjg?" An old negro^voman, near Rich- j at
mond, Va., is the veritable " oldest inhabit: th
tant." She says she'"cooked for de man hi
what dugged de Jeems River." j *?
. ! us
While some young men were " m .
swimming" in the Wabash some mis- jje
jbievoua girls stole their clothes. They m,
ware detected however and an exciting '. \y
:hUo took placo, but the girls got away, t pi
"Let as Tall it this Tine.
[From the Walhalla Courier.)
j The Democratic p?rty.of South
[Carolina has been devoted io volunta
ry, non-responsible, non-obligatory
conferences and conventions since !
3.866. If any, the least good has |
ever resulted from the assembling of ;
such bodies we have never been able
bo see or ascertain it Such assemblies
are usually controlled by a few spirits,
who manage to say .or do something,
which, is converted by the opposing
party into an instrument with which j
to defeat us. What conld we effect i
;n State matters? .We do not desire ;
;o lead in national affairs. Let us >
;ail it this time. The memorable plank
jut into the platform, of 1868 by
South Carolina crushed,the very life
>ut of the party.' We will make more
>y staying at home' and harvesting
>ur little crops, than talking about
natters over which we have no con
rol. Besides, if a conference be ad
rieable in any event, this ?B too early
i day; We hav<* always been too apt
ind, too ready to expose our hand.
iY? play too fair aha should , try a
ittle " bluff," But, says the Camden
Journal, we are for conference and
arly organization, not agitation. Is
hat possible? Whatever might be
lorie in that conference would be
\gitated in twenty-four hours after its
ajournent. Not agitate? Imposai
?le. Carolinians possess one of the
raits of Frenchmen, and that is im
ulse. They are good on a charge,
ut tire in a long campaign. This is 1
reason why, if any course is desig- '
ated, it should be dorie at a late 1
ay. If we begin now, we will find 1
nrselves like the bear in the fable, 1
??ly we will have worn ourselves Out .
ghtirig the wind. While we are 1
anting on our, backs at the opening E
t the campaign, the enemy, fresh ]
nd strong in past victory and the ]
poils of office, will sweep everything *
efore them. We men of business '
in afford a long and heated cam- 1
aign, but the farmers and laboring 1
ten cannot and will not. At first c
ley are warmed up and interested, 1
at their business soon cools their
.-dor, and as the thing becomes old ^
ley grow careless. Let ns have no *
inference for the present. .". * J
Politics and Tetlow Fever
Danse and Effect,
At the first glance there seems to
j little connection between politics F
id yellow fever ; bat here in Char- I
ston their relation is no more re- g
cte than that of cause or effect. _
The present Mayor of Charleston
as nominated because of his politi- a
1 standing, and, for the like reason, ?
face of a successfully contested r:
ectioD, was legislated by the Radical 0
eneral Assembly into his seat. Be- ?(
g wholly ignorant of the necessities
the city, he was not expected to n
ile it wisely or well. It was, how- t<
rer, demanded of him that he should
atch over the interests of his party f(
-that he should exclude alf hut tl
adicals from official position, and d
ould give his supporters fairoppor- 0:
nities pt awaking money. This was A
^,-eed to, and, with one or two ex- ii
ptions, Mayor Pillsbury and his p
ncillary supporters have kept in a;
Sue only tho.se whose qualifications, fe
:e to theirown, aregreed and politi- E
1 orthodoxy. Intent on strength- ls
ing the backbone of Radicalism, n
id on niling the money bags of ai
s favorites, Mayor Pillsbury neg 33
jred the commonest sanitary pre- tl
utions, and allowed Charleston to si
come uncleanly in the extreme, tl
oney was spent lavishly, but with B
i other result, than the enrichment C
inspectors und contractors. And g;
hen the heats of August came, as gi
ight have been expected, the fever \?
ade its appearance. A strictly par- c<
municipal government, organized 1}
?d conducted for political purposes,
ade of Charleston, by their neg- ?
ity A hot-bed of disease. And as v.'
Jitics were, in this plain way, the <.(
use of the fever, so politics, again. el
.evented the carrying out of meas- a!
es which might check its progress, lW
lead to its extinction. It was pro- b
ised that a gentleman, in whose en- d
gy and skill all classes confide, Hj
ould take entire charge of the ar- r>
ngements expected to be made for :lr
?ansing the city from its aee-umula- ' ti
d filth. As the Major's kinsman, e<
e City Inspector,, waa absent from 1
s po#. and; is one of the guiltiest p
the. crew, who brought the pesti- 8(
nee uppn us, this proposition was o;
?t unr?asonable. Mayor Pillsbnry tl
nsented,' but sh,\v?es out of the fc,
;reement as soon as made, because a<
would be ruinous, in a political ^
nae, to allow a " Dem^orat" to ex- ,r(
ise, by his works, the extravagance a,
id supineness of, the Radical offi
A political issue-such as was n
iver nad in Charleston before-gave 0!
e city Mayor Pillsbury. And t<
ayor Pillsbury, by his weakness fl
id ignorance, brought the fever tl
jon us. The same political idea e:
.events Mayor Pillsbury, even now, a:
3m retracing his steps, and from g(
ttting Charleston in a wholesome h
ndition. It is .plain that, in our 81
d case, the distase which oppresses J?
j is the offspring of party rule. e]
nd we venture to say that, ten years t'<
?nee, the mention of' the name of t<
lllow fever will inevitably call to ](
ind the vacillation, th? fanaticism
id the doltish stupidity of the first
id last Radical Mayor of Charles- B
n.-Char. News. e
-, ,?.-?-u_ C(
SMART PIGS.-The Chester Report- tl
say s : " Mr. Jerome B. Stokes tells n
! of a very strange discovery he ?
ade on his plantation a' few days n
?0. For some time past, he had no- u
;ed a very great diminution in the y
pply of milk furnished by his cows. w
1 making inquiries into the cause, tl
the womari who had charge of the ?
we, she accounted for it by stating s(
at the milk was sucked the f
wa by a litter of pigs that'"stayed C(
1 nignt in the same yardin which! C(
? cows were kept. Thia improba- ? 0]
B story fixed , deeper in Harmind d
e suspicion that the woma? was c]
irig the milk for her own purposes. a]
ie persisting, though, in her story, :
i went, to his cow lot early in the 1
orning, and there lie found the cows ol
kig quietly on their sides, and tho ?,
ga tugging ?way-for their breakfast, i \?
Afterwards, when the cows were
standing up, he saw the pigs running
around and under them, jumping up
and doing all they could to reach tnt
teats. These pigs, that had been
forced to learn so early the lesson oi
"root hog or die," had lost their m.i
ternal progenitor at an early day
any county has any smarter pigs than
these, trot 'em out."
.Answer' io scott.
CHARLESTON, September 7.--'iVen
ty-sixoi Lue most prominent citizens
pf rrpartanbuig county, including ins
United States i ommisaioneri, the Uni'
ted States Assessor, i he Probate Judg?
the Sheriff, the Clerk m Court an>
the county representatives in but ii
branches ot the Legislature, publiai
over their Own signatures the follow
ing letter :
\' SPARTANBURG, S. C., September 4,
I Hon. John Sco.t, ?hainmin Ku
Klux CommiUce :
'* We, the'undersigned,' eitize e/cl
the said Statoand eonnty; having :.>?. n
through tue newspapers thai yo? ixM
received a statement and ai?d?vit?
that outrages upon- various citizens
had been committed in this county
?ince the committee of which you are
chairman, left the said comity, and
that you had thereupon recommend
ed a declaration of martini law in
this county, feel (.onetrainrd to make
the following' BtnfcmeA; : Wo have
made diligent inquiry ::nd have bee-,
unable to hear of a ?ingle outragt
;ommitted in this county since von:
committee left it ; on che contrary
the county is in a state ol profound
peace and quiet."
The Spartan, a county newspaper,
in publishing the above, says : " This
Statement ought to be sufficient to
prove to the mind of Senator Scott
?hat Le has been imposed upon by
?he communications and affidavits
ipon which he founds his statements
nade to the President and his recom
nendation made that martial law be
leclared in the county. Further
nore, we learn that leading Radicals
1?re admit that no. outrages have oc
mrred in the Spartanburg since the
?u Klux Committee were here."
Three fever deaths in the last
The Southern Gentleman,
A writer in the New York World,
lenning some critical remarks upon
iisraeli's celebrated opinion of the
iou th em gentleman, as spoken in the
utline of the character of Col. Campi
n in Lothair, takes occasion to correct
lie novelist's errors, though concur
ing in the general tendency of the
pinion, and gives, at length, the
)llowing - interesting view of- thajj
latter, speaking, if we judge by the
mc of His words, ex cathedra :
Whatever may have been the de
lets of the peculiar institutions of
ie South, one thing admirable they
id produce, and that was, specimens
F tne finest gentlemen in the world.
i.nd if Mr. Disraeli had examined
ito the matter with the eye of a
hilosopher and with his power of
iialyzang character, he would have
lund that the best specimens ' of the
Inglish noblemen-men born to
^rge agricultural estates, and snr
mnded by dependents and parks
[id preserves-were in appearance,
rtnpathy, manners, and amusements,
ie very counterpart of the Southern
avebohler. It was this very far"
lat carnet! the ruling classes, of
ritain along with the struggle bf thf.
bnfederacy, and will, in tue Lui
nage of the Duke already quoted,
ive to Southern gentlemen vi.^iiin??
??gland such greeting, as was ac
>rd?d in the French revolution to
?c emigrant nobility ot France.
It. i a singular fae* that the high
it civilization on iv perfects itsell
ben tlie 'recipient goes? .back to *
irtain amount ol wild savage lift
[i ruinated in th? cultivation > ? lue;.-'
..res; in.the arrogant iiidepeiul?nc^
ad conscious s periority tufted forth
y association with eriiiginj dep?n
?nts, joined with ilie mettlesome
lirit and high health born of th<
ursuits of the chase, and a manly
idnlgence in the excitements of tin
?rf. This sort of. a ra:'?A wonk! not .
yen by purchase. iiu'vf rUU'Hptod
othair's carriage ; would nor uaw
araded in the splendor of liverie i
jrvants another man paid for ; and
ne glance from a stranger. ft? ? wit?
iat was too earii'^ L. ihn Ld mien
eyond what indicated ro?p~ tin
imiration-to say nothing of love
ould have called" forth an instant
jsentment, in its action as relentless
3 the thunder-bolt.
But Mr. Disraeli goes further as
:ay than even this. He absolutely
takes his South ern gentleman an
fficer in Garibaldi's army of volun
;ers, struggling for the conquest of
lome. TEe Southern gentleman has
ie sympathy with revolution for lib
rty that the English nobleman has,
od no more ; both ?re petrified Con
?rvatives. Garibaldi was never a
ero in the South ; and when Kos
ith, after literally turning the
Ibrthern States up side down with
athusiasm, reached New Orleans, he
lok quarters " at a down-town ho
?," and was thoroughly left to neg
ict, unnoticed and unknown.
The inquest on the body of Alice
lowlsby nas been concluded. The
pidence was so well arranged and
jvered every point so conclusively,
iat there was no necessity for spin
ing it out. The verdict " rendered
nds Rosenweig guilty of the g'rl's
turder, and that fiend has been com
litted to answer. It was shown be
ond cavil on the inquest that Rosen
eig and Asher were identical ; that
ie girl came to his place on Wednes
ay, and that Rosenweig assized in
mding her remains away in the trunk,
hese points appear to be so fully
ivered as to leave no doubt of. hi* j Og
inviction ; but the police rt- ?till a V
oi .the alert for any additional evi j wi
ence that moy tend yet more con^ j pl]
iusively to saddle him with the guilt
nd the punishment.
SSf Whea our Cnn- nui ?v. w? let
;hers Unhk'the dr? v '!. .. " bet ri t a
rap' wiih'i tho ru? ':' .<:. I vc-: ?bmplicp?ti'
'call thia charity. [
Law-Makers Should bc Educated.
There cannot be a more fatal mis
take than to set the ignorant and un
educated to the work of making and
ldministering the laws of a country,
rhe deep mysteries of political science,
:an only be understood by compre
lensiye.brai na, that have given thought
ind study io the subject. There is
10 security for a government admin
stered by ignorance ; no order, no
mprovement, no civilization.
When roen undertake; so grand a
ask as to wield the destinies of a
mlion, they should bring to the wort
i correspond og elevation ot' intel
ectual nobility. What science is so
rast, so import.'-.nr. as tho science of
governments Shall we place the
ccptre ot' power in t ?Je hands of the
nost ignorant, or give it into thc.
irm, steady grasp of tLh deep
hinker, the acute reasoner, tue pro
mu d statesman ?
If the matter iyas net ico serious,
jr laugh ter j ii tl;o. waa not so much
t ?take, tl?i-rui?nii'.r ic which our
iws .ire now blade. ?. .ula be a le
iiimalc subject for ri . ipi? Tor
tie hist time,' m thc history :i tho
rorld, have the mos-* uneducated
mong a people boen placed in the
.'nts ol' the law-makers, ignorant
'bite, and the more ignorant black
ian hold the destinies ol' wiitin Caro
na in their hand.. It is a sorry ,
l?ctai le, ono vvhiclt:dllov?re of their
..u ii try mourn to soc.
When the Constitution of the Uni-'
id States was made who were called
? the task ? Men of wisdom and of
anding; men who had studied the
ne principles o? government ; igno
tnce did not put its pen to that pa*
ir, stupidity did not place its blun
ting hand there. Who have we
ways sent to represent us in the
mncils of the nation? Our best,
ir most tried and trusted men.
Ambition may thrust itself into
gh places and
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."
tie field-hand of yesterday may be
e legislator of to-day; and the
ate once occupied by a Clay, Cal
iun and Webster-the immortal
io-be disgraced by ignorance and.
upidity. J?hus handled, the machi
?ry of government can never work
loothly ; blundering ignorance must
011 that which wisdom and skill
nstructed. i To understand the laws
d the constitution of our country,
spirit as well as letter, should be
e aim of all our legislators-black
well as white.-Darlington South
Ah " affair of honor" took place
Friday near Williamsburg, Long
land, between two Italian gentle
?n, Gen. Fardelli and Col. Canzi.
>th ar.e^ld . Garibaldian soldiers,
;e war in this "country.' The quar
i arose at the Italian banquet sub
juent to the parade in New York,
nzi, being somewhat elated, by
ampagne, gave insulting expr?s
n to an idea of his, namely, that
rdelli had displayed a lack of ; a
oiic feeling in relation to the 1? ?
al.' Being requested to apologi; .>,
refused to do so, but was perfectly
liing to ficht, stipulating only that
? combat shonld not be arranged
Sunday, ?us fighting on that day
s against his principles. The usu
formalities were arranged by the
:onds, and the parties, who had
?served the utmost secrecy^ met as
jve mentioned. A pair of shining
ides -.vere produced, thc surgeons
jan preparing their bandages and
trinaents, ;ho-' seconds crave the
rd. and the weapons crossed like
lash ot lighining. For som? min
is the combar, was nearly i qua!,
t Canzi proved tn? cooler and b'ct
. man, and altor ?i ^accession o?'nt
:ks and parrying;-, n eec! id in in
ning a terrible c-.v F-irdelliV
r, arm, which hr---.:.. . %"un
? "to ?. close, HT. v. ive ' . tlue
t wa? lwnderl fo?r to'tl tender
ircies of the pi;y>?.? >: n's
' ? large >i*rcli donen was rc
ijly. prepared' icx' brSpnjg ai :i fashiona
Washington hotel, which a playful
ten observed, fa! easayod in im'n.i
ri No sooner waa she than tho
?ons mus"? took her ..'.'?.? closed over
? unknown to \).c wok. In due time
! dumpling wasLskcJ, and served up
the boarders, bul lhere ?ire now more
amt chairs al tan:- establishment thou
ar was known heft re.
i'.r" A gentleman, on getting some
i, was retiring from th'4 store, without
: usual little ceremony which follows
it operation. " Remember," said the
ite proprietor, " if you lose your pock
book, you didn't pull it out here."
g?* Suppose a man owns a skiff; he
tens the skiff to the shore with a ropa
de of straw ; along comes a cow ; cow
a into the boat ; turns around and eats
s rope ; the skiff thus let loose, with
> cow on board, starts down stream and
its passage is upset ; the cow is drown
Now, has the iran that owns the
v got to pay for the boat, or the man
it owns the boat got to pay for the
>r Sale! = For Salo1
1HE Undersigned oilers for sale his
. DESIRABLE PLANTATION, con
ning Two Hundred and Forty Acre?,
uato on Shaw's Creek, one-and-a-half
les North of Pine House Depot, and
ns cn C. C. <fe A. R. R. About 60 or 70
res are in a fine state of cultivation,
1 wcU watered with lasting streams,
mibrtable Cabins on the premises. A
?at bargain can be obtained by an early
JAMES P. COLEMAN.
Vug 28. _tf 36
LAND FOR SALE.
1HE Subscriber offers at private sale
. his IKENOR PLACE, containing
'o Hundred and Fifty Acres, more or
s, adjoining Lauds of J. W. Glanton,
.s. Ann Collins and others. About one
il' of this Tract is in cultivation.-the
1er half is well timbered with Oak and
ckory. The Lands produce well in
tton and Cora, and ?.re especially
il rca to small Grain,
?ie terms will be liberal. Parties
iliiri? sur!) a place will do well to ap
1 early to
WYATT L. HOLMES,
Cold Springs, Edgclield Co., S, C.
Vug 30?_3t ' 3
ju "''HOT Fred Oats.
BUSHELS RED OATS, Rust
i'roar, on hand and for sala by
W. A. SANDERS. ,
aug 23 lin 36