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EDGEFIELD, | C^FEBRUARY 22, 1872.
i OLIME XXXVI,-No, 9,
Parents ! Guardians ! Me !
BOARD, with TUITION in English,
French, Latin, Greek, Mathematics,
Book-keeping, . and Surveying in the
Field, for 42 weeks, from 1st March next,
can be had for iW
Instruction, analytical, practical, thor
ough. Govenunem^parental. Climate,
delightful. Scenery, peaofifuL Please
Rev. D. MCNEILL TURNER, D. D.!
Brevard, N. C.
Jan. 10 3m 3
(Formerly C. A. Platt & Co.,)
214 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga?
Maple and Walnut Bedsteads,
$5 to $10 !
_- ' -
"TTTE particularly call the attention of
VV purchasers tb our SOLID WAL
NUT CHAMBER SUITS for Beauty
Durability and Cheapness.
Our MANUFACTURING DEPART
MENT is still in operation. Special or
ders wiU be promptly attended to. Re
pairs done in all its branches.
Hair Cloth, Enameled Cloth, Reps,
Terry and Springs, and all articles suita
ble for Manufacturers, we offer at Low
Augusta, May 2 ly 191
SHE GOSSAN PLANS
Cooking Stove !
SlNCE the death of the late WM. HILL
and closing tip of his business, I have
taken the Agency for the Sale ol the
Persons wanting a good Stove, such as
the "Philanthropist," "Chief Cook," or
" Cotton Plant," can be supplied by call
D. L. FULLERTON, Stove Dealer,
?No.a Stoves for $20,00 and &?,00.
No. 7 Stoves for ?25,00, $31,50, ?33,00
No-8 Stoves for ?28,00, ?07,50, ?40,00,
. Augusta, Oct 4 Cm 41
F. A. Brahe & Co.,
206 Broad St.,
WoVLD respectfully announce to their
Friends and the Publie of Edgefield Dis
trict, that they have just received, direct
from Europe,* and now offer, a large and
magnificent Stock of GOODS, consisting
Fine Gold and Silver WATCHES, of
the best makers.
Ladies' and Gents' Solid Gold CHAINS,
of the latest styles.
DIAMONDS of first water, inSets, Pins
Superb SETS for Ladies and Misses.
Stone, Cameo, Seal and Plain Gold
Sterling SILVER WARE of the latest
Triple PLATED WARE.
American and French CLOCKS,
A large lot of Imported FANCY
WATCHES and JEWELRY will
be repaired with the usual caro.
Oct 18 Rm 43
W. J. Readv, )
vs. * \ Fi Fa.
S. S. Tompkins. J
BY virtue of a Writ of Fi Fa to me di
rected, iu the above stated case, I
wiU proceed to re-sell at the risk of the
former purchaser, on the first Monday in
March next, at Edp;cfield C. H., the fol
lowing property of the Defendant, to wit:
ONE HOUSE AND LOT, In thc Vil
lage of Edgefield, containing Two and
one-half Acres, more or less, adjoining
lands of Mrs. Brooks, Estate of B. J.
Ryan, and Methodist Parsonage.
Terms Cash. Titlesand Stamps Extra.
j. H. MCDEVITT, S. E. C.
Feb. 10 4tc 8
J. H. Lamar and ")
Birney Glover-, Ad'rs.,
.." I- Execution.
Benjamin Barton. J
BY virtue of a Writ of Execution to me
dircc'ed, in the above slated case, I
will proceed to sell at Edgefield C. H., on
the hrst Monday in March next, the fol
lowingproperty of the Defendant, Ben.
jamin Barton, to wit:
ONE TRACT OF LAND, sontaining
Thirteen Hundred Acres, more or less,
adjoining lands of J. S. Wilkinson, Mis.
William Gregg. John Pri?e anti others.
Terms Cash. Titlesand Stamps
J. II. Mri ) KV ITT, S. E. C.
Feb. 10 4tc H
Adam D. Corlcy, ]
vs. ? v? r?"
Wm. Rinehart and f xir'u
Wesley Rinehart. J
BY virtue of a Writ of Fi Fa to mc
directed, in the above stated case. I
will proceed to sell at Edgefield C. IL,
on tho first Monday in March next, tho
following property of thc Defendant,
Wesley Rinehart, to wit:
ONE TRACT OF LAND cbnta?llfhg
Two Hundred and Ten A'ros, more or
less, adjoining lands of Whitfield Brooks,
Jacob l luiet, George Long an 1 others.
^Sf*T*?rms Cash. Titles and Stomps
j. H. MCDEVITT; S. E. C.
Wm. Parkman, Assignee, j
vs. [ Execution.
Charles Parkman. J
BY virtue of a Writ of Execution, to
me directed, in the above suited case,
I will proceed to sell at tho Defendant's
residence-, o i Friday, the ?kl day ol' Feb
ruary, the following personal property
of the Defendant, to wit:
Household and Kitchen Furn ture,
Nino Head of Cattle,
Twelve Head of Hoirs.
Twenty-four Head of Sheep,
One lot of Corn,
One lot of Fodder,
One lot of Peas.
One lot of Cotton Seed.
Five Hundred Pounds of Bu eon,
Plantation mid Shop Tool?,
Gin Head and Thrasher.
j. H. MCDEVITT, s. E. C.
Feb. 8 ?te 8
Kerosene Oil. Kerosene Oil. j
THE B33ST IN THE MARKET.
"TUST received two more Barrels No. 1 ?
O KEROSENE OIL,-warranted not,
to explode. G. L. PENN, ?
JanSl tf 6 1
Price, $45 Cash, with the Usual Ad
vance for Time.
EXPERIENCE IN THE USE OF this
Guano for the past six years in this
State, for Cotton ana Corn, fias so far es
tablished its character for excellence as
to render comment unnecessary.
In accordance with the established
policy of the Company to furnish tho
best Concentrated Fertilizer at the lowest
cost to consumers, this G uano is put info,
market this season at the above reduced
?rice, which the Company is enabled to
o by reason of its large facilities and
the reduced cost of manufacture.
The supplies put into market this sea
son are, as heretofore, prepared under
the personal superintendence of Dr. St.
Julian Ravenel, Chemist of the Company,
:it Charleston, S. C., hence, planters may
rest assured that its QUALITY and COM
POSITION is precisely thc same as that
heretofore sold. At the present low price
every acre planted can be fertilized with
200 pounds Guano at a cost not exceed
ing the present value of 30 pounds o?
cotton, while experience has shown that
under favorable conditions of 'season and
cultivation the crop is increased by the
application from two to threefold the
natural capacity of the soiL Hence, un
der no conditions could its application
fail to compensate for the outlaw Apply
to J. N. ROBSON.
Agent Pacific Guano Company,
No. 68 East Bay and Nos. I and 2 Atlan
tic Wharf, Charleston, 8. C. .
JNO. S. REESE <fc CO., Gen'l Agents.
Nov. 29_3m 49 .
ACID PHOSPHATE OF LIME
- . V- FOR V. 1 ?
Composting with Cotton Seed.
Price ?25 Cash, with Usual Advance
THIS ARTICLE IS PREPARED UN
DER tho superintendence of Dr. ?ST.
JULIEN RAVENEIL expressly for com
posting with cotton seed.
It was Introduced by this Company two
rears ago, and its use has full" attested
its value. 200 to 250 pounds ortliis arti
rle-'por aero, properly composted with
:he same weight of cottonseed, furnishes
thc planter with a FERTILIZER of the
nighest excellence at ?ho smallest cost.
A compost prepared with this artic Uvas
:>y printed directions furnished, contains
ill the elements of fertilitv that can enter
nto a first class FERTILIZER, while
its economy must commend its liberal
ise to planters.
For supples and printed directions for
imposting apply to
-ar. K." ??0B50X,
Agent Pacific Guano Company,
No. GS Earn Bay and Nos. t and 2 Atlan
tic Wharf, Charleston, S. C.
JNO. S. REESE & CO., Gen'l Agents.
Nov. 20_3m 49
t\ J.MILL::J?, II.Brs&EV. JOEL J. BACON
MILLER, BUSSEY& BACON
Sen'l Commission Merchants,
173 Broad Street,
A UG USTA, GEORGIA,
Edgefield friends that they are constant
y receiving fresh invoices of
COFFEE, SUGAR, TEA,
WHISKEY, BRANDY, WINES,
Can FRUITS and VEGETABLES,
And in fact everything usually found in
Tirst class Grocery Houses.
All of which we offer to tho public at
?he lowest market prices.
Mr. J. B. NORRIS is with us, and
vould be pleased to have his friends to
:all and see him when thev come totown
_Decl3_' 3m . 51
Kew York Office, 37 BEEKMA?? ST.
May 31__ly_ 23
!)oors, Sashes, Blinds, &c.
I \ i - '?' ? l??&i^
P, P. TOALE,
Manufacturer an? M^??erj
Nb. 20 J loane st. rend irorlbcck"* Wharf,
CHARLEST?N, S. C.
^E?* This is thc largest and most com
plete K?ctory?of tho kind in thc South
cm States, and all articles in this linc
can bc furnished by .Mr. P. p. TOAI.K at
prices wliich defy competition
A pamphlet with full and detailed
list of all sjy.es of Doors, Sashes and
Blinds, and lin; prices ol' ead!, will he
sent free and post j?ii<!, on application to
P. P. TOAIiB,
CAAULKSTO^, S. C.
July 20 _ ly 31
SIXTY-FIVE FIRST PRIZE MEDALS AWARDED,
THE ii R EAT
vVM. KNABE & CO.
Grand; Square and Upright
Tin*?' Iimtroroenls hav . beroi before tho Public P.r
noarlv Thirty Years, and upon tbelrexccUcnce alone
attained n:i>l wi pureba ned prt*mintHce, which
|.n.?><.!!un a Hiern unequaled; ni
All our S</>t<rrr Plano? have our Nt-w Im
proved (fttsamnte Bc*? nn?l I he Ayrojir Tiri/*.
rvr~ Wf wotilil cull Kpocinl atffntimi to our late
Hiil^nlc.l Improvement* jr. G HAND PIAXOS ","/
SulW I.'KGRANDS, fflofd In noothar l'lnno which
((ring Ibo Pim?o nearer Pcifr?i?on Ilma has yet beeu
rvsT7 Piar.o Telly Warrented for Five Years
r*?* We uro hv special rmtipenwn! enrbtpd to
f-.r'nl'-b PARLOR ORGANS and MBLOVEONB
i.f the mest celebrated makers, 117/oW/e and Re
t? ?I al /??..(.? Ftiftmy J'ricen.
Il?mlrateA Catalogne* and Price Lisls promptly
famished on ipp?cailon to
WM. KN ABE ?Sr CO., Balti'ore, Md.
Or any of our regular established agencies.
WOT. 8 in? 4A
Stey By Step.
BY J. G. HOLLAND.
'Heven-is not reached by a single bou
But we build the ladder by which
From the lowly earth to the vaul
As we mount to its summit round
I count these things to be grandly tr
That a noble deed is a step toward Goi
Lifting the soul from the common !
To a purer air and a broader view.
Wc rise by the things- that are under <
By what we have mastered in gr<
By the pride deposed and the pas*]
And the vanquished ill we hourly me
We hope, we resolve, we aspire, we tru
When the morning calls to J ile and lig
But our heart grows weary and ere t
Our lives are trailing in the sordid du
Wings for the angels, butfeetfortheim
We must borrow the wings to find t
We may hope, and resolve, and aspi
But our feet must rise or we fall again,
Only in dreams is the ladder thrown
From the weary earth to the sapphi
But the dreams depart and the visio
And thc sleeper wakes on his pillow
Heaven is not reached by a singlo boun
But we build the ladder by which \
From the lowly earth to the vault(
And we mount to the summit round I
IN TWENTY YEAR?.
? " And so you really think there is noll
ing serious in Margaret's naughtiness, ni
dear sir," said a fashionably dressed lad
of five and forty summers to a gentlema
fifteen years her junior, who stood bellin
the open library window, regarding h<
with an amused smile.
" Xothi?g, at all serious, my dear Mr
Gray," said the gentjeman quietly.
" And what do you think I had betti
do with her?"
" Send her to me if you like," was th
The lady's anxious face cleared an
brightened ai once.
.' " Would you re ally take, her
" If it '.viii give pleasure I wiltoo hap
py to do so."
.'. Oh. it will be suvli a weight o.T in;
mind, Mr. Strong! I cannot tell yoi
what I have sullercd from the girl's pecii
liar ways since I came into this boost l
live, rond as I was ol'Judge G ra},
doubt ir 1 ever could have made up nv
mind to take bim badi known as mud
of his only (fluid as I l:no\.- now. And
since her father's death, she has nm will
-positively wild Mr. Strong. I have no
the sligbest control over her. In luet, sh
sets every ene at defiance, :
" Yes, my dear madam,' ?
bowing politely, usSffheHL
completed her sentence. '
understand it all. But st
and we-wiili.see.what can be
ilud some wild natures in my
With these words a humai
The next day saw Margaret,
daughter and heiress of the late J^.
Gray, sitting quietly at a desk in the vil
lage academy among a group ol' girls, wisc
eyed her over/heir school books usstealtbi
ly and curiously as if she had been a new
ly imported kangaroo.
First, because, with her clear, bright,
brunette complexion, her large, dark eyes,
and her curling, brown lia;r, she was by
far the handsomest girl in the win fe
Secondly, because she was an heiress.
Third and lastly, because they han heard
many a tale of ber haughty and capricious
temper, and were in daily and hourly ex
pectation of a strife for the mastery be
tween her and their grave and handsome
teacher, whose authority no one within
those walls would ever dream of dispu
ting, unless, indeed, it would be her.
But much to the wonder, and very pos
sibly to tho disappointment of the school
girls, no such outbreak had occurred. Mar
garet, perched in thc library gallery at
homo, among her well-beloved books, had
heard her step-mother's accusation, and
the teacher's laughing reply. Neither of
the speakers had been aware of her pres
ence, and she did not make it mani lest by
word, or look, or sign. But when they
were gone, she clenched her little white
hand, vowed passionately to herself, that
she would surprise them both, and make
her stepmother appear to others lhe harsh,
censorious, and unjust woman she hoi self,
in her own secret heart, had always been
willing to believe her.
Accordingly, when informed of the ex
isting arrangement, she uttered no word
of opposition, much to tho astonish
ment of Mrs. Gray, who could scarcely
believe her own eyes when she saw Mar-,
garet obediently leave thc house each
morning, with her satchel of bbolts swing
ing from her arm. Mr. Strong was also
puzzled. His deep blue eyes often met
those brown ones with a loo?c of won. Ir r
ing inquiry that made Margaret long to
laugh. But thc ono asked no questions -
the oilier answered noni- And so the
days went on, and Margaret passed
her lirsl examination triumphantly, and
was proclaimed the best and most promis
ing scholar in the school.
She ought, therefore, to have been hap
py. But it was with ix very .-ad face that
she wont up into the fi miliar Hall, just
at dusk, on the evening nf thc great ex
amination day, to col iee- her books, and
take one last Beeret look ut a place she
would never again see tenanted us it had
been tenanted ol' lote-the master's chair.
There it stood upon Ike raised platform,
r:inpty and desolate. Tho stately figuro
?bat filled it like a throne was absent-;
and yet, to uer dreaming eye, present as
plainly as ?-vcr. .She saw the high, white
brow, and the curls ol' sunny brown hair,
and thc deep blue eyes, and the beautiful
ly chiseled iios that closed so firmly in
spite of lier beauty. She hoard the deep,
sweet tories of that beloved voice--be
1-jv-d I Sin- started at the thought.
"(Jh! my dear master!" she said
aloud, and burying her head in her banda;
she sank down upon the empty chair and
A step crossed the hall hastily-an arm
was thrown around her waist; that voice,
aU hurried and agitated, was speaking in
her very ear I
" My pupil ! Oh, if I were younger or
you older ; if I were richer or you poorer,
I would dara to say " My Margaret, and
do my best to tura this girlish liking into
a woman's love ! But I am a poor man,
and 1 am fifteen years older than you.
Rem.cnibcr me in after days, and say to
yourself that these were the barriers that
rose between us. Heaven bless you, dear.
I dare not kiss your lips. You must keep
thom for thc man you will love and marry
one day when I am far away. But your you
Ho raised it to ? his lips and a hot tear
fell with tho long, lingering kiss and
seemed to burn into the soft, white flesh.
Before she could speak or stop him, ho
hurried from the room. The pleasant
" summer term" was over, and the hand
some, stately " master" was gone to return
. L_?. - . (? i
And twenty years parsed by. i
To Margaret-they seemed to bring little
of trial or ?hange.
She still dwelt in her old home, though
her fashionable mother had long since left
it to share the mansion of a merchant
pr.nce upon Fifth Avenue.
Margaret felt no desire to share the
splendor of which the late widow was so
inordinately proud. The dear old home
stead was grand and good enough for her,
and all tho dearer, if the whole truth
must be told, since that jarring presence
was removed. So 3h? dwelt there quietly,
with a maiden aunt for chaperon and com
panion ; and all her schoolmates were- mar
ried, and she alone remained as ever, Mar
It was not, however, for lack of offers
that she lived this single,, solitary life.
Many a 'feverli?d'come lib 'woo; for her
brown curls and soft, dark eyes, and rosy
cheeks and Grecian features, and a perfect
lin do not often go'begging for a purchaser,
when backed by such a fortune as Marga
ret possessed. She had suitors by the
score until it carne publicly to be'Known
that she would far rather see the suitors
at the distance, or wooing some one else.
After that no man ventured to trv his
luck with Judge Gray's heiress, and the
rejected lovers consoled themselves as
speedily as possible by marrying the pret
tiest of her friends.
Margaret went cheerfully to each wed
ding, wished thei bridegrooms joy, and
gave to tho brides some beautiful and
valuable gifts. Evidently she was then
" wearing the willow'' for no one. What
could tho meaning of celibacy so deter
mined bc ? -
And the days and years went on. And
a birthday."came -at last, which showed
how the school girl of fifteen was now the
woman ol' thirty-five.
On that day Margaret arranged her
abundant Irises before thc glass, and saw
thc first gray hair.
She stopped to look at it with a melan
"Ah, he would not say I was too young
now," she exclaimed.
And just then a tap came at the door,
ind thc servant entered and brought her
"The gentleman is below, Miss Marga
ret, and would like to speak with you, if
convenient," said the girl.
Margaret looked at the card.
The room reeled round and round, and
she turned so pale th it the girl was then
" Sure, Miss Margaret, it is ill that ye
are, and I'll go down and send the gentle
" No, no !" said Margaret, recovering
her composure with an eubrti " Help me
to finish dressing Kate ; I must sec hun !"
Kate, with all a woman's quickness,
guessed something of thc truth, and did
uer best to make ncr mistress look as pret
ty ns possible.
Wita the old color in her cheek, and
thc old happy light in her soft, brown
Byes, Margaret stole down thc stairs. Rut
nt the parlor door %a sudden thought
startled und checked her.
"I arn hirty-five years old to-day, and
lm ty new Q TOOTI nf f)Oi. Wa hon been
their parting twi . _?Jj
ind as erect as ever, with a brilliant color
>n his check, and his blue eyes flashing
ft-ith all thc fire of earl}-'youth, and not a
?race of care or sorrow to mar tho beauty
which she remembered so weil. He sprang
.? meet her, and took her hy thc nano,
md iookeel down into her eves with
warening, nlni'mt imperious, glance.
" Margaret," paid the deep, sweet voie-.
irhose music was unchanged, " 1 have
=taid away hom you a whole life-time
ind at last the craving to see or hear ol'
rou grew too strong to be denied. I came
ide expecting to find you a happy wife,
?:iih your children at your knee, and
1?re you aro, solitary ana alone, though
roting and beautiful as ever. How is
She could not answer with those deep
jlue eyes searching her drooping face so
ntently. But a deep crimson blush rose
slowly to her cheek and neck, and brow,
ts he drew her close to his side, and spoke
br her far more eloquently thau even
ivords could do.
" I left you twenty years ago, my dar
ing, because I was a poor man and fifteen
rears your senior. lam rich now-but
ivhat about years, Margaret? Tiny have
nade me no younger-I am fifty years
" Hut 1 am thirty-five," she said, in alow
roice., " I seo no gray hairs in your brown
airls ; but they begin to come in mine. Fif
ty years chi to-day ? You look not an
liour older than when wc paded in thc
He bent his face down upon hew.
" Margaret, you liked me then-can yon
love me now '.'-will you be my wife ?"
For an answer she lifted her lips to his.
'. Twenty ycais ago you would not kiss
me: you bude me keep that first kiss for thc
nan 1 was to love and marry. 1 have kept
it for you ?or twenty years. Will yon
laic it now !"
J b- hold her closely to his heart in silence.
Thirty-five and fifty years of agc! Docs
it seem absurd to you, young lady of six
teen ? Ah, me ! I sometimes wonder if
people ever really know how to love before
gray hairs be gin to Come to teach them.
V*.?m? Causes Hard Times.
We are fast becoming a nation of sche
mers to live without work. Our boys are
not learning trades ; our farmer's sons are
crowding into cities, looking for clerkships
and poor offices; hardly one American girl
in eddi hundred will do housework for
wages, however urgent her need. Our
women shine in European fabrics; our
men dress in foreign clothes; the toys
which amuse our younger children have
generally reached us over the sea. We
arc like the farmer who hires his neigh
bor's son to chop his wood, feed his stock,
and run his errands, while his own boys
lounge at the grog-shop, playing billiards,
and then wonders why, in spite of his
best efforts, he sinks annually deeper into
debt, till the sheriff cleans him out, and
he starts West to begin again.
We must turn over a new leaf. Our
boys and girls must bc taught to love la
bor by qualifying themselves to do it effi
ciently. We must turn out fewer profes
sionals and more skilled artisans, as well
as food growers. Wc must qualify our
clever boys to erect and run furnaces, roll
ingmills, tanneries, machine shops, etc., to
open and fashion implements, und double
the present product of their father's farm.
So snail wc stem the tide of debt that sets
steadily against our shores, and cease to
be visited and annoyed by hard times.
COTTON PLANTING.-The Edgefield
Advertiser, in its Sale-Day Jottings, says I
it is evidently the design on all sides to j
plar#t largely of cotton, and then adds,
"look sharp, friends, or the present prion
of the staple will lead von into folly."
Wo take up and repeat the admonition
to tho planters of this section. There is
danger here. Dont forget the recent past.
Be sure of your bread and as much meat
PS possible, before you enter into the ser
vice of King cotton, He is an arbitrary
despot and brings many to rue their loy-,
On the Other Leg.
In Robeson County, in North Carolina,
a band of outlaws have their camp, and
from it have issued; any day for these four
years to rob, and, when it suits their pur
pose, to murder the; helpless people ol' the
vicinity. Rewards^ most temping in
amount, have been3insufficient to secure
the capture of anyf-one member of the
gang; indeed, suchas the immunity they
enjoy, purchased "by yf-ars of successful
plunder and ?nawe| rapine and violence,
that, they boldly rjde along the public
highways arid swagger through the streets
of the neighboringjpwns, with not a band
brave enough to atfcmpt to stay them.
With all of this, fttus reckless band of
midnight marauded, of swaggering as
sassins, bas never t?bn styled the " Ku
Klux," nor has evet 'Federal authority in
terfered to protc^ftheir victims. They
make daily forays tarough the whole coun
try around, and opemy exact levies of money
and provisions frong?hefrightened popula
tion. But the Federal ?judiciary that des
patched United Stales marshals, aided by
United States bayonets, to the upland
Counties of Sooth carolina, and secured
the conviction' of Aundreds of ignorant
and hapless (?untmyonnkels, is blind to
tin desperate condition of affairs in and
about toe little village, of Scufuetown in
the adjoining Stat? of North Carolina.
We are not awar??that the victims of
Lowrey's b.nd of .desperadoes have ever
appealed tc the Unjfc?c?fctates authorities
for assistance we omy^'coniriient upon the
distinction made jljjafecn rlenrv Berry
Lowrey, the negro muW-erer and uncheck
ed freebooter and -Er. "William Avery, the
respectable dtizcnfiSyno has expatriated
himself to avoid antilegal and unjust con
viction. But Dr."ffig??? was a white man
and a Democrat, white'tke savage Lowrey
is a mulatto and a-jftadical partisan.
It is stated tha?j?fc-f?rce and influence
of Lowrey's gang^tere- used to support
the carpet-baggers Holden and Poole, and
that its victims haye uniformly boen the
enemies of the Administration. This may
be taken with a grain of salt, but undoubt
edly the politicial Bias.of this negro out
law and his band '.pf-black ruffians is to
ward the Radical^ nt?ioritiea of his State
and of the South. ' Under the terrorism
established by thjg n? of these lawless
desperadoes the m ?pie are abandoning
their homes and ?M ^ing the country to
their tender mercie^.. The State authori
ties have given titpB&no aid-the Federal
authorities seem alt. disposed to render
them their assistante. The people might
take the law in their -own hands, but the
nro?cr.'-jtive andraBtial measures of the
Federal authorities^haye placed even this
last resort out of rtl??ir power. It is very
certain that if Lowitey had in reality been
one of the so-callejKKii Klux, or if, as is
intimated, lie had not served the purposes
of the autkoriti??jane blood-stained camp
of this dismal, swamp would long since
have been disperses^ -and the members of
the lawless gang bought to deserved jus
tice, lint thereis^on? law in the recon
struye 1 Statesfor-the white and another
for the black-and ..Henry Lowrey profits
by the distinction"."-Louisville Courier
he wounded with a pistol ou hui um.? >,....
to death with a mattock: rhc other li
smothered with a large feather-bed. Liv
ing in Gehan's house was a beautiful girl
named Johannah Hamilton, who assisted
Gelian in removing Soyer's body to an asl
heap; The body of Mrs Gehan \\ is re
moved lo a lonesome poraorion lb* Spun
wm's Bay road, and left there. The bi.
waa then washi cl oil" ?Le floor of the r
in which the tragedy was enacted,
every other vestige of the atrocious crin**
destroyed. A coroner's jury verdict upur
the body was accidental death from causes
unknown. Suspicions were aroused, how
ever, and being arrested, Johannah made
a full confession. On the trial thc jun
were out but ten minutes, and the verdict
bging rendered, the woman sobbed aloud
while her companion hung his head sul
kily. The night before the execution the
woman refused to retire, and walked to
and fro in her cell with her face buried :n
her handkerchief. When spoken to she
rarely answered. Her profuse raven hail
fell disheveled over her magnificent shoul
dors. She wore a neat black dress, a nar
row white collar and plain brooch.
In the morning a worthy object of hu
man sympathy was the frail but lovely
creature who sat wearied vet sleepless
upon the miserable pallet. Her tears had
steadily fallen during the night, bul when
the priest announced himself to her she
cried aloud for many moments before speak
ing to him. At length he succeeded in
calming down her grief, but only to hear
from her the distracted and plaintive ap
peals : " Oh, Father ! for the love of sweet
Jesus save me ! save me !" The priest
gradually lcd her thoughts away from
earth and she slowly grew resigned to her
. At G:30 o'clock a company of policemen
marched into the yard, upon hearing them
the doomed woman shuddered involunta
rily, and had new recourse to tears. On
leaving her cell at the request ojf the
sheriff she drew back and sobbed hysteri
cally. Being quietly pressed to move on
she advanced a step, and again shrunk
from tho terrible journey. At length it
was found necessary to employ violence in
removing her from thc cell ; but at the re
quest of the assisting clergyman she was
allowed to remain quiet for a few minutes
until he found means to persuade her to
obey the sentence of the law. The priest
finally succeeded, and taking her by the
hand he led her out into the. passage way,
where her dress was looped, her arms pin
ioned and the fatal noose adjusted. In
the meantime Gehan, dressed in a suit of
black, had been fitted out for his leap into
death, and he stood beside his beautiful
Gehan then received-the black cap, as
did also the unfortunate Johannah. Ge
han, accompanied by a clergyman and two
deputy sheriffs, led the way to the cortile
of thc courthouse. Approaching the plat
form upon which the fatal trap-bars were,
thc doomed woman again shrunk back
and cried bitterly. But again encouraged
by the counsel of ber spiritual adviser,
she went courageously up the steps on to
the platform. There she knelt and pray
ed ardently. Gehan also prayed. Their
payers being finished, they aro?e, and the
black caps were drawn over their eyes by
deputy sheriffs, and the noose of each ad
justed to ropes which dangled from two
protruding beams. The fatal trap doors
suddenly fell soon after, and Gehan and
his accomplice were swinging between earth
and sky. Great sympathy WHS felt for
the girl, and it was hoped by t ?anv *hnt
thc Governor would relent before the sen
tence had been fulfilled. But no pardon
ARRIVAL OF ENOLISII I.M .M H; RA NTS.
As the first fruits of the immigration Bu
reau o?tabliahed by Messrs. Wni. W. Luw
ton, H. T. Peaka and B. H True, there
arrived in Charleston Tuesday on the
.it earner Sou I h Carolina fourteen sturdy im
niigmritlaborers, who are en route for Mad
ison, Georgia. They are all English ; and
it may be interesting to our planting friends
to know that the whole cost of obtaining
them forwarded to their destination has,
in this case, been only twenty-five dollars
each.-Chronic!? & Sentinel.
Brevities and Levities.
jar Here is what they sing atpubli
school examinations in a Vermont vii
l?ge, to the tune of "Yankee Doodle,"
visitors and all joining in the chorus:
If anything on earth can make
A great and glorious nation,
It is to give the little ona"
A thorough education.
Chorus-Five times five are twenty-five,
Five times six are thirty,
Five times seven are thirty-five
And five times eight are forty.
?Sr Daily newspaper paragraphing is
gpttingto be fearfully abbreviated Here's
a specimen recording a death:-"Clay
Spencer, colored, pint of Memphis whis
f?f* An Indiana man murdered his
wife. He plead not guilty ; but the court
proved that he could tell a lie-that ho
did it with his little hatchet.
/&? Col. Ezra Miller contends that
"loose coupling" " causes seven-eighths
of the accidents on American railroads."
We are very sure that "loose coupling'?
is responsible for more than this : it caus
es seven-c:ghths of the " accidents " in
American social life.
&r The two most precious things this
side the grave are our reputation and our
Ufo. But it is to be lamented that the
most contemptible whisper may deprive
us of the one, and the weakest weapon of
.issr A boy at Kingston, seven j'ears
old, is destitute of ears, and has a good
joke on his mother, who finds him diffi
cult to box. But she makes it up on him
on different portions of his territory.
He says he wishes he had ears, like other
??T The following affecting lines are
copied from an English life insurance
pamphlet entitled "Things for the
Thoughtful." We consider them sug
11 When poor pa died and went to heaven,
What grief mamma endured !
But ah ! that grief was soon assuaged,
For pa was insured ;
?Vnd when ma went there-oh how funny
The office paid her all the money."
.#39-The greatest pleasure in life is
ove ; the greatest treasure, contentment.
;he greatest possession, health; thegreat
sst ease sound sleep.
f% An unfortunate wight was fined
Ive dollars the other day, by some dog
jerry in Washington, for damning the
President. If every man who " damns
;he President" has to pay five dollars,
Mr. Boutwell can pay off the public debt
Deforo March with the revenue thus
-aised. It is a luxury which it may be
?aid "everybody takes it; the children
;ry after it !"
?Sr Mr. Hamlin, of Indiana, held on
o the muzzle ol' his owi wH'~t- * ?
... :. yjii ."luiuruuy ingut mu cussed
.cvfil vcr went off and her right foot is ?
low in a rag.
SST A mathematician of note is calcu
uting the chances for a repetition of the
Chicago conflagration. All the progress
IA has rundo thus tar is to ascertain that n
mre n*c 10,000,000 cows in the United
States. !lis next computation will be >
i tin' subject of kerosene lamps.
-.- . -.
THUS IT Is.-It is a fact worthy of re- i
nark that when Goneral Morgan, of I
"min, presented his constitutional amend
nnnt to tho House, making naturalized
?itizens eligible to the Presidency, all
he colored members voted against it. It s
s a curious featuro of our Government,
it the present time, that a negro is eligi
ble 'o the highest office, while the most f
ntelligent whito man in the world is ?
ihut out if he happened to bo born in a
broign country. The Cincinnati Volks
ilatt, speaking of the fact, says :
Tho negro Republicans are, therefore.
>pposed to the granting to immigrant
?iermnnscf rights equal to their own.
inch are thc thanks for the labor of the J
jonnans against slavery and in favor of
?egro suffrage, and for tho blood shed by i
he Germans in the war for human rights \
>f blacks. Already the negroes aro ? m- \
jloyed in the Republican Darty as a coun- t
erpoise against German influence. Were t
t not for the negro vote, there would be j
not o caution used in thc temperance and
Jonday question-for almost every ne- 8
rro is a supporter of the Puritanic fana
;lcs. Now, the old expression "The
Moor hath done his duty; tho Moor may
jo," can be converted into "The Ger
nan, having done his duty can go, and
;bo Moor takes his place."
Formerly a very large, well-known and
somewhat noted billy goat roamed at large
n thc streets of Washington, and the j
icwspaper boys, boot-blaoks and street j
.mpsgenerally made common cause against
lim. lienry Clay never liked to see dumb
inimals abused or worried, and on one oc
:asion while passing down the avenue, a J
large crowd of these mischievous urchins
were at their usual sport. Mr. Clay, with
[lis walking stick, drove them away, giv
ing them a sound lecture in the mean
while. As they scampered and scattered 1
In every direction, Billy, seeing no one but
NIr. Clay within reach, made a charge on I
him. C lay dropped his cane and caught j
bis goatship by the horns. The goat would ]
rear up, being nearly as high as the tall j
Kentuckian himself, and the latter would
pull him down again. This sort of sport
aoon became tiresome, and he could con- J
ceive of no way by which to I'ree himself f
from the two-horned dilemma, so in his :
desperation he sang out to the boys to .
know what to do. One of the smallest j
in the crowd shouted back, " Let go and j
run, you d-d fool !" Clay always main- !
tained that though he signed the treaty of J
peace at Ghent, vet that i.t?ged boy knew ?
aiore than he did. s
Mr. Beecher Stands by Carl Schurz.
nenry Ward Beecher, whose political j
orthodoxy cannot bo questioned, says in J
tho Christian Union^f this week, in re- (
forence to excluding Southerners from |
participation in political affairs, as fol- ,
Wo commend to tho attention of tho
gentlemen who are afraid of amnesty the
present condition of Louisiana. Are the
holders of political power in that com \
inanity such a select and virtuous elas. ,
that tho admission of ex-scosionists would
lower tho average equality ? In fact, was
there ever a set of moro worhless ad- 1
venturers than those who are wrangling '
over tho offices in New Orleans? Have ?
wo not had evidenco enough of the j
wretched misgovernment of half tho !
South? Since we cannot directly cure
it, let us at least leave the people porfect- ?
ly free to do the best they can for them
selves. Let us not shut ont all their old
and trusted leaders from the offices which
the veriest riff raff are free to enter. We
are excluding this class-the most intel
ligent and capable men in the South-for
support in g a cause which the whole white
population supported. Surely it ls time j
for this injustice and folly to ead. 1
"WE the undersigned have this day
formed a partnership for the Practice of
Medicine in the Village of Edgefield and
surrounding community. We will at all
times, except when professionally en
gaged, be found at our respective houses,
and will give prompt attention to all who
will favor us with their patronage.
W. D. JENNINGS, M. D.;
W. S. SHEPPARD, M. D.
P. 8.-I take this opportunity to return
my thanks to the public for the liberal
patronage with which I have been fa
vored in the past, and my constant en
deavor shall be .to merit tho same in tho
W. D. JENNINGS, M. D.
Feb 5 tf 7
IS now admitted to be far superior to
all others as a Family Machine. The
SIMPLICITY, EASE and CERTAIN
TY with which it operates, as wei1, as the
uniform excellence of its work, through
out the entire range of sewing, in
Stitching, Hemming, Felling, Tucking,
Cording, Braiding, Quilting, Gather
in pan d Sewing on, Overseaming,
Embroidering on tho EdgG,
And its Beautiful Button-Hole and Eye
let Hole Work,
Place it unquestionably far in advance of
any other similar invention. It is also
admirably adapted to MANUFACTU
RING PURPOSES on Woolen, Cotton
and Linen Fabrics.
For dress and shirt making and tailor
ing, it has no equal.
It is also the CHEAPEST, intrinsical
ly, as well as the BEST, since it is really
?WO MACHINES combined in one. (by
a simple and beautiful mechanical ar
rangement never before accomplished by
auman ingenuity,) making either the
Lock Stitch or Button-Hole Stitch, as
3ccasion may require.
;zsr This is the only new family ma
chine that embodies any Substantial im
provement upon the many old machines
in the market.
O. F. CHEATHAM,
Agent for Edgefield County.
Jan 31 tf 6
TO SPORTSMEN !
;hepherds, Pointers, Setters, ]letriev
ers, Newfoundland, St. Bernard, Fox
and Deer-Hounds, Greyhounds,
Blocd-Honnds, Batters, Coach-Bogs,
Premium Chester White Hogs.
Thorough-Bred Berkshire flogs.
Fancy Poultry and Eg?;s.
C. L CALVERT,
AU orders left with Mr. JOHN H.
* ., ' Ci Ct -?Jil WAAAIITA
.?i ..: attention.
. : andfoi .bs -'X?NGI.lSB
?f lime, for composting with cotton seed
COLES, SIZER <ft CO.,
No 14, McIntosh St.. Augusta, Ga.
M. H. MIMS, Johnstons Depot.
L. G. SWEARINGEN, Pine House
Augusta. Ga., Jan. 3 tf 2
Ml FALL _TRADE.
SUNS. GUNS. GUNS,
Double and Single Barrel Guns.
of English, French and German
A.T A T|T| PRICES.
Jingle Guns at $2,60, $4,00. $0,00, $8,00,
$12,00 to $20 each. Double Guns
from $7,00 to $200,00 each.
MSTOLS. PISTOLS, PISTOLS,
Jmitli & Wesson, Colt's, Allen's, Sharp's
and all the popular and approved kinds.
AMMUNITION FOB GUNS,
PISTOLS AND RIFLES.
SPORTSMEN 'S GOODS OF
Best Quality and at Lowest Price.
Country Merchants and Sportsmen are
n vi ted to call and examine our large and
veli selected stock of the above Goods,
vhich we import direct and buy from
ho manufacturers. We guarantee quali
y equal to, and prices as h w a? any res
>onsiblo house in this count iv.
Orders by mail filled promptly, and
ent bv express C. O. D.
POI LTNEY, TRIMBLE & ?0.,
200 W. Baltimore Street,
mm m COMMERCIAL
Boys prepared for College or Business.
Second Session begins February 16,1872
For Catalogues and information address,
CAPT. W. H. COIT, Macsville, 8. C.
The Great Fires
in CHICAGO and (ho WEST by Eev. E. J. Goon
ir>E_D, D. D- of ChiONgo. Only complete history.
'-JU 8vo. pages; 60 engraving!. 70,C^i already sold.
? flee f8 5?. 2iKX> airents made ia 20 days. Profits
to to sufferers. s?KNTS WANTKl*. H. 8.
300DSPEED A CO., 87 Park Bow, New York.
A G KN TS Wan? erf.--Agents make more mon
ii cy si work for as then at anything else. Busl
icss light and permanent. Particulars free. O.
JTIKSON&Co., Fin? Art PublUKert, Portland, Maine
RED RUST PROOF OATS $3 a Bush
el ! Orchard Grass $3.50 a bushel. Scud 8 cent
xjetage stamp and my complete Priced Lists of all
cinda of Grass Seeds, Field Seeds, Garden Seeds,
.'lower and Tree Seeds. Agricultural Implements,
dach merv, Guanos, Chemicals, Live Stock, Ac., wQl
H> forwarded you. These Priced Lists contain much
rsluahle Information as to time and quantity io plant.
Ice. MARK W. JOHNSON, Seedsman, P.O.Box
180. Atlanta. Qa._
THE BROWN COTTiN GIN CO.,
New London? Conn.?
Hannfactareri or the "Brown Gin," Cotton Seed
Tullera, Machinery ind Castings. Manufacturers of
larris' Patent Rotary Steam Engine-the beat and
:heapcst Steam Engin" for plantation purposes. Cot
on-gln makeis and repairers furnished with all
cl nels of mater!*1*. Saws, Bibs, Pul! i es, Boxes, etc..
>f any patum, to order at short notice Have had
ong experience In the business, and guarantee sati
sfaction In every particular. Orders solicited. Ad
ir?? ns above.
AM".i. i>iti in iii.s uis.r ....> i-umpi.iiiuts
now made known In a Treatise (of 48 octavo pages)
in Foreign and Native Herbal Preparation?, pub
l?h d by Dr. O. Pnsxps BROW?. Tho prescription?
iras il Iscover id by him in such a providential man- -
ner that ho cannot e?nsoientU orly reface to make tt
known, as (t has cured everybody who has need tt for
Pits, never having failed In a single case. The in
gredients may be obtained from any druggist A
copy sent free to all applicants by mall. Address
DB. O. PHELPS BROWN, 21 Grand Street, Janey
Maps of Edgefield County. .
FOR sale at the Law Office of Thoa. J.
Adams, Es q., and at the Store of G.1
Feb 7 tf 7 I
IST&^w Goods for 1872
The One Price House I
H. L. A. BALK,
172 Broad Street, .Augusta, Ga.
GREAT BARGAINS IN DRESS GOODS !
GREAT BARGAINS IN JEANS AND WOOLENS !
GREAT BARGAINS IN CASSIMERE AND FLANNELS !
GREAT BARGAINS IN LINSEY WOOLSEY, BED TICK, <fcc I
GREAT BARGAINS IN LADIES' TRIMMED HATS !
H. L. A. BALK,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Dry Goods,
172 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
THE OISTE PRICE HOUSE!
I am now receiving the latest styled of DRESS GOODS,- which were
carefully selected by me, for this market, at prices so low as to enable me to
defy competition ! Beginning with
PLAIDS at 15 cts.
DELAINES at 20 cts.
POPLINS at only 25 eta.
Handsome Colored SILKS at only 75 cts.
A large and roll assortment of CASSIMERE, JEANS, WOOLSEY, dec., begin
JEANS at 20 cts.
JEANS, Extra Heavy, at 25 cts.
All Wool CASSIMERE? at 60 eta.
LENSBY WOOLSEY at 15 cts.
Heavy MATTRASS TICK at 15 ctr.
Up to the best neaw TICK for holding feathers.
Together with a full line of PRJNTS, FLANNELS, SHEETINGS.
SHIRTINGS, SHAWLS, CLOAKS,
BOOTS, SHOES, And Ladies' Trimmed HATS.
At prices that will please the most fastidious.
.car Cut out this card and be sure to find the ONE PRICE HOUSE, and you
will save time and money.
H. Ii. A. BALK,
172 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Jan 17 2m 4
SAMS & HILL,
lifo. 4, Park Row,
Are Constantly Receiving Fresh Supplies
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
LEATHER OF ALL KINDS.
RUST PROOF RED OATS.
COTTON SEED MEAL.
l?"Call and ask for what you want.-?ft
Jan 24 _tf 5
HL-UL. ?\*t?wi?.y W 5 CA**-x. Z. W CARWILE, JR.
- W ' iii
i ' ik m a u. ' b ?t -5 Td t ?2
V V JU JUI. JL K? K> JU v Jd.^JJL V S? ft JtiL MS
297 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.,
RESPECTFULLY announce to their Edgefield friends that they have
entered into Co-Partnership for the purpose of conducting a GENERAL
GROCERY and COMMISSION BUSINESS, and will devote all their ener
gies towards building np a First Class Grocery House, promising to make
avery exertion to give the most perfect satisfaction to all who may favor
them with their patronage.
We are now receiving full lines of
And. in fact EVERYTHING usually found in First Class Grocery
We are also Agents for the sale of Wm. Massey & Co's. Celebrated Phila
Will be glad at all times to see our Edgefield friends, and will sell the
Best Grade of Goods at the Lowest Market Prices.
New Cotton and Produce
The Planters' Loan & Savings Bank.
Subscribed Capital, $1,000,000,00!
?BU UL \
THE WAREHOUSE OF THIS BA^K, comer of PfvnoWv and
Campbell Streets, Augusta, Ga., i* mw rewlv ... ifeeive COT-....
TON. .. ?K?4
LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES will be made upon Cotton in Ware- ???
house, or upon Railroad Receipts.
Parties Storing Cotton with the Rank will be furnished with receipts for
same that will be available in this city or any n'her foi borrowing money.
The Bank is prepared at all times to make Loans- on Produce or Provi- '
sions, on the most reasonable terms. \
Parties would do well to apply at the Warehouse, or communicate with
CHAS. J. JENKINS, President.
JNO. P. KING, Vice-President.1
T. P. BRANCH, Cashier.
Auguste, Sept 20 tf -S9 -