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Special Telegram to the Newt.
COLUMBIA, S. C-., Friday, April 19.
The great blow of Thursday, some of
the effects of which were described in my
dispatch of yesterday, was of short.dura
tion, and, except in Columbia and Ches
ter, the blustering winds contented them
selves with uprooting trees and laying
fences low. Columbia was reached in the
evening, the storm travelling in a wester
ly direction. A driving rain accompani
ed the gusts of wind, which snapped trees
in twain and did some damage to buildings
in course of erection. AU these minor
losses were, however, dwarfed into insig
nificance by the fall of the new market
building. This made but a short resis
tance. The wood work fell in with a ter
rific crash, and settled mostly within the
area occupied by the building. All the
brick work also toppled down excepting,
that at the north and south ends. The
buildiug wa? nearly completed, but it was
found that it would not stand any extreme
pesSure, as the ponderous roof stood
upon iron posts unsupported bv braces.
No one was hurt by the Tall. The huge
timbeas were broken and rendered useless,
ind the whole structure Will have to be ?
rebuilt. This will be a heavy loss to the
A trestle eighteen miles below the city,
on the Wilmington, Columbia and Augus
ta^Railroad, Was smashed by falling tim
ber, and the cars were detained several
The Storm io Chester.
.TJ it ESTER, S. C., Friday, April 19.'
The total number of houses, of.all kinds,
entirely destroyed by the storm of yester
day afternoon, is sixty-two, ind a great
many other buildings are seriously dam
No person was killed. Paris A LHes,
David Jones, Lucy Jones and Pauline
8tokea, all colored, were injured by falling
houses; the first named seriously.
All tlte outbuildings on the. plantation
of Mrs.' Gooch, four miles to the east of
Chester, were entirely- destroyed ; also the
outbuildings on the plantation of Mrs.
Rodan, four miles to the west of the town.
Miles of fence along the track or the storm
were levelled to the ground, and thou
sands of the largest fruit trees were torn
up by the roots, and ilk mauy cases carri
ea to considerable distance. The total
loss cannot fall short of fifty thousand
dollars, and falls mostly upon people in
very Hm?ted circutnstanc? s.
A public meeting of the citizens of the
town, presided over by the "Rev. L. C.
Hinton, was held in the courthouse this
afternoon. A committee of fifteen was
appointed to raise a fund for the relief of
the sufferers, and a committee of five to
ascertain the extent of the injury and the
names of the needy, with instructions to
report to an adjourned meeting of citizens
The house occupied by Judge Mackey
was rendered almost, entirely uninhabita
ble, and his furniture was badly damaged.
The house was just in tho track of the
storm, but being a substantial house was
not blown over.
The handsome grounds of Major George
Melton were seriously injured by the up
rooting* of the large forest trees which
constituted its chief attraction.
Mr. Stephens, in reply to a paragraph
which appeared in the Washington Chron
icle, charging that he " was tired of edi
torial life, and would sell out his paper,"
says that it is untrue that he is tired of
editorial life, but that ho is " tired " of
usurpations-"tired" of bayonet rule
"tired" of corruptions in office-"tired"
of seeing elections carried by " force,
frand and perfidy "-"tired"" of seeing
tho liberties of the country trampled un
der foot-"tired" of seeing jails filled
with parties arrested without f due pro
cess of law," and to whom the sacred
writ of habeas corpus is denied-"tired"
of seeing the Constitution made a mock
ery of, and its ever-living principles at
tempted to be buried aa " dead issues "
with the "defunct follies" of an "effete
t3r** CV?sius M. Clay, on the 15th inst.,
addressed a large meeting at Stanford,
Kentucky, arraigning the cruel policy
and corrupt practices of the Radical wing
of the Republican party, aud pronounc
ing-in favor of the liberal movement, to
which ho said he committed himself, re
gardless of any consideration as to its
probable sn ccess, because lie believed it
to be righ'. in principle, sound in policy
and patriotic in sentiment.
?G?rThe New York Tribune thinks
that the high price of cotton,"and thepox
sibility that the negroes will abandon the
fields to swell political meetings this tall,
uUord a splendid opportunity to the'Sou th
em whites. It says : " There must be at
least one million white men at the South
who are not too rich to work for a living,
nor yet too poor to hire or buy a few
acres of cotton land and a span of mules.
Even at twenty cents per pound, it must
be within the power of these to grow and
pick ten bales of five hundred pounds
each, amounting to one thousand dollars.
Arethoy likely to do better ? If not, why
shouldn't they improve their opportu
nity and make enough cotton in 1S72 to
buy themselves farms?"
^**THK LICENSE LAW.-In pursu
ance of a_resolution adopted at the pub
lic meeting, held in"the hall of tho Bank
of Charleston, to consider the license law,
Messrs. James H. Wilson, Wm. Rave
nel, Louis D. DeSaussure, Alva Gage
and B. Gaillard Pinekney have been ap
pointed a committee to collect funds from
the citizens and corporations to test, ju
dicially, ita validity.-Charleston Courier.
$9*The New York "Sun" says that
no ceremonies were aeon rf led tho remains
of Gen. Anderson,-'of Fort Sumter noto
riety, at West Point, uo troops drawn up,
no music, no salute, aud uota man raised
his hat. The caisos on which the coffin
was placed was drawn from thc steam
boat landing by four -spavined horses,
one of-which nearly died before reaching
the ground?'. Gen. Rugcr stated he had
special Q/dcrs fruin thc War Department
to payvflo funeral honors to Gen. Ander
son at West Point. Such is the gratitude
^THU.N'TKD DOWN.-Mr. J. P. Hood,
who fled from his hom?, in one of the
districts in which tn'orybody is being
either arrested or driven away, was
brought to this city yesterday, in charge
of State Constable Hendricks. He was
arrested in Kentucky, whither ho had
gone for safety.-C'futrieaton Courier.
ptr Bonner's four year old colt made
aquarter ol'a mile in thirty-four sccouds;
and half a mile in one minute and niue
and three-quarter seconds, to a road wag
on, with three hundred and eight pounds.
f?f There are now twelve prisoners,
arrested by the military, in confinement
in the YorkviUe jail.
^rln the United States Senate, on
Thursday, the vice-President presented
the petition of Rev. John Wallace, of
Jonesville, Union County, South Caroli
na, praying thai provision be made by
Congress for sending emigrants to Libe
ria, which was referred to the committee
fir The steam saw mill and grist mills,
together with the large tannery, belong
ing to Col. W. C. Smith, at New Forest
ville, Anson County* N. C., were entire
ly destroyed by fire on Sunday morning
jast. The loss is estimated at $20,000-no
Insurance. It is thought to be the work
of an incendiary.
?tW The New York Times (Grant's or
gan) is holding np Horace Greely to pub
lic odium for having spoken to Jefferson
Davis, at Memphis, a year or two ago.
And this same hypocritical sheet has
been whining ever since the close of the
war about the social proscription of Rad
toals in tbs Sooth.
Edgefield, S. C., April 25, 1872.
Robbing the Poor Children of tbe
M THIS OFFICE IS NOT IN FUNDS."
The infamous fact has been develop)
lately that tho Eublic Schools of th
State must be closed because there is i
money in the State Treasury to pay t!
wretched teachers, most of whom a
very poor and have -no other source
support. No money to pay thc teache
of the Free Schools-and will not 1
until after thetaxes are collected next fat
This is Treasurer Parker's own announc
ment-in a curt and decisive note to tl
School Commissionefof Charleston Com
ty, who had called upQn bini for $""0,273
S0> Charleston County's share of thc Fri
School Fund for 1872. Tho Treason
says with charming candor : " This ofii<
is not in funds, and tuero, i's no probi
bility pf the payment of the draft referre
to until " after tho tAxes are collected i
As to Edgefield County, we are ir
formed that $15,000 is now due her' f:
Free School purposes. But the moue
cannot be had, and the Schools mu'
close. Commissioner McDevitt gave nc
tice last week that these Schools word
close in certain Townships on the las
day of April* and in others on the las
day qf May. And all this despite th
Poll Tax and the extra Appropriation b;
the Legislature. Thousands upon thou
sands of dollars gathered from the tax
payers and set apart for the worthy pur
pose of making the ignorant poor intelli
pent And what becomes of it? Why
all these Radical rascals cram the men?;
into their own pockets, and rob even th
l?oor children of their own party. W
say of their own party, for the negri
children are of course vastly in the ma
joVity in the Free Schools.
" This office is not in funds," may em
phatically be called Treasurer Parker':
motto. If the lunatics in the State Asy
lam apply for the money justly due them
tho answer is, "This office is not ii
funda." So of the convicts in the Peni
tenti?ry. So of the indigent and ignoran
children of the State. 7
Well, somebody must be in funds, for
the taxpayers certainly are not !
Robbing the Very Lunatics.
The South Carolina Republican party*
under the lead of tho carpet-bag thieves,
having, for their own licentious and self
ish purposes, robbed the tax payers ol
this State of every dollar they could ex
tort from them-sold all the assets of thc
State and pocketed the proceeds-issued
millions and millions of State bonds and
disposed of them at a mere song, and
until there is no longer any demand for
said bonds at any price-are now robbing
and starving the very Lunatics in cur
State Asylum, as will appear from the
following. Read this extract from the
Columbia correspondent of the Charles
ton News, and pity the poor inmates of
the Asylum-the wretched unfortunates
who have always hitherto had the kind
est protection and warmest sympathy of
COLUMBIA, April 17.
A fresh proof of the utter disregard of
the Radical tinaucial managers ls fur
nished by the fact that owing to the fail
ure of the State treasury to pay any ol
tlie appropriation for the Lunatic Asy
lum, Ur. Ensor, the superintendent di
that Institution, has been compelled to
write to the probate judges of the several
counties that if the State authorities do
not do something to sustain the institu
tion liefore the first proximo, it will have
to bc closed and the patients taken in
charge by their respective counties. The
creditof the institution is exhausted, and
the superintendent has borrowed on pri
vate account till he can do so no longer,
as the merchants of Columbia cannot car
ry it on their shoulders. : - -
Congressman Elliott Astonishes his
Last week we gave som? account of the
recent great and successful Liberal Re
publican Meeting at Cooper Institute,
Xew York. Since the said meeting, thc
(?rant Republicans have held one in thc
.same place, but it was decidedly lacking
in thc enthusiasm that marked thc first.
The j >ri ncipalspeakers were G en. Sick les,
and Senators Morton and Wilson. Tn
add to the effect of this demonstration in
behalf of Grant, it is alleged that the
leaders made a determined effort to se
cure the endorsement of the members of
ihe house of Representatives, but failed.
And in the meantime tho Washington
correspondent of the New York Tribune
writes to that paper thus :
Among thc members who declined to
indorse Grant personally, were tl"o;e of
the South Carolina delegation, Mr. Elli
ott, who ls a delegate to Philadelphia, de-,
dared that the delegates from that State
would not vote for tirant in the Conven
And thus it is that Congressman El
liott astonishes hi? people-tho people of
his own color and the white carpet
baggers. As for thc real white people of
South Carolina, they have seen enongh
of Congressman Elliott to learn that he
is a very long-headed negro ; and they
will not bc at all astonished to seo him
. espouse the party which now so clearly
promises to be dominant in the country.
Meanwlrilc the editor of the Columbia
Union, the Grant-Scott oigan in South
Carolina, appears publicly with open
mouth, "rolling eyes, and hair standing
on end. He warns thc bolting Congress
man with groan i ngs that cannot be ut
. tered, and shrieks and writhes in dark
despair. And well he may ; for. a single
kink of the black Congress/nan's hali
has one hundred times, more influence
in South Carolina with the Republican
party than the Union with all its forces
put together, mental, moral, and material
(he Horn? of thc Dilemma.
Thc Nation, in a longarticle," examines
the condition of the South, and shows
that its losses, by the war, amounted te
$5,202,308,554, which is ?bout twice the
assessed value of all Southern properly
in 1S(>0, oxclusiveof slaves. Five eighths
of .Southern property iv gone, and the
taxes upon the remainder arc ."four
times that " upon the original propeiiy
before he war." . Ill conclusion, it says"1:
"Seven years have gone over since the
close of the war, and, instead of occupy
ing this precious season with endeavors
re-establish prosperity und to sow the
seeds ol a peace which, in another gen
eration, would ripen into good-will and
.forget in Ines, we have averted our eyes,
from the whole problem, refused to lis
ten to thc complaints of men whose hands
we have tied, and have fallen back upon
the lazy belief that in some way this
great country is bound to go through. '
The unconscious syllogism working in
the indolent Northern mind seems to be*.
" Things aro no doubt very bad, we
haven't the time or the inclination to as
certain. Examination of suth unpleas
ant matters, if a duty at all, is a disagreo^
able one. After all, the rebels havo made*
their own bed, and they must lie in it."
Perhaps their sufferings are only tho
just punishment of their crimes ; but at
any rate, there can be ncr reason for giv
ing over the criminals into the hands of
the carpet-baggers. What services have
these persons rendered the country that
we should grant them the monopoly of
robbing rebels ? It would be better to
levy tribute*-money, and get some nation
al advantage' from the merciless exac
tions inflicted upon the Southern people.
Let us make up our minds one way or
the other-do we or do we not proposo
further to punish the rebel States for
their rebellion ? If we do, let us at once
proceed to devise some intelligent means
for that purpose. If we do not, let us
make baste to protect society from the
ravages of ignorance and rapacity,- or
give society the means to protect itself.
We thought it worth four years of war
to retain the Southern-States in the Uni
on; now we hardly ' deemjj.it worth an
act of Congress to preserve them."
-1 ' - .;; .?
The South Carolina Medical AKSO
- elation. .?
The annual Meeting of this important,
and honorable body took place in Col um
bia on Tuesday and Wednesday of last
week. The Association numbers among
its members many of the most learned
and prominent physicians and surgeons
in South Carolina. Upon its roll we no
tice the nanieu-of almost all tlu; medical
men of Charleston and Columbia The
President, for the year just ended, has
been Dr, F. Peyre Porcher of Charleston.
The objects of the Association, besides
thc material and practical welfare of the
physician, are, of course, the application
of knowledge gained in the past to ;the
future, the searching enquiry iuto^art
and science, the general study of pheno
mina, natural science, endemics and ep
idemics, miasmas, fevers, and diseases
During the two days of Session, tho
Hibernian Hall was thronged with vis
iting physicians and .students, and the
proceedings throughout wero of a very
useful and interesting character. .Much
was said by these medical men concern
ing the new and fatal disease Meningetis,
and remarks and dissertations upon it
came from all sides. The conclusion of
the majority seemed to be that, as yet,
no specific treatment for Meningotis could
be decided upon.
Of the four Delegates appointed by the
Edgefield Medical Association to repre
sent them in this Meeting, only one was
present-Dr. J. B. Du Bose, of -Ridge
Spring. How was that, Messrs. Hill,
Cartledge, and Tompkins? We beg you
to bear in nd nd the reprehensible case of
the individual who buried his talent in a
The Delegates to tho next Annual Meet
ing of the American Medical Association,
in Philadelphia, areas follows :.
Delegates to American Medical Asso
ciation-Dr. J. F" M. Geddings, Charles
ton ; Dr. T. P. Mikell, Edisto ; Dr. R. W.
Gitebes, Columbia; Dr. Middleton Mi
chel, Charleston'; Dr. A. P. Wylie, Ches
ter : Dr T: A. Evans, Anderson ; Dr. S.
Barnch, Kershaw ; Dr. F. F. Gary, Abbe
The officers of the Association for the
ensuing year are as follows : .
For PresIdent-rDr. J. T. Darby, Colum
1st.- Vice President-Dr. J. McIntosh,
2nd. Vice President-Dr. Ti A. Evana,
3rd. Vico Presidenten C. H. Ladd,
Recording Secretary-Dr. T. Grange Si
Corresponding Secretary-Dr. Baruch,
. Camden. - , . . . "j
Treasurer-Dr. F. L. Parker, Charleston.
A Leak in the State Treasury.
Notwithstanding the fact that nearly
all the taxes have been collected, and
turned into tho State Treasury, we hear
that it is entirely empty. The per diem
of tho members of the Legislature has
never yet been paid, many of thc appro
priations remain unpaid, the Judge?
can't get their salaries, the County Trew-;
snrers can't got their orders cashed for
thc School Fund, and altogether (says
tho Winnsboro News) there is a very un
pleasant state of things just at this time
in the official financial circle in Colum
There is evidently aleak somewhere
about the Treasury that ought to be look
ed into, and stopped if possible. Who is
responsible, We will not undertake to
say. Treasurer Farkcr is the custodian
of the finances of the State, and it would
seem that he should be called upon to
explain the fiuancial embarrassment un
der which the State is flow suffering. We
understand that ho went to New York
some time ago to raise money by hypoth
ecating some bonds, but fiuled in his ef
The condition of the State Treasury
certainly demands public attention. To
a-limited extent, it reflects upon, the Fi
nancial Board, and unless there is a
change for the better, public opinion will
hold them directly responsible.
The popular impression Is* at any rate;
that Homebody has been dipping his hands
too often in tbe Treasury vaults, and
who that somebody is, is undoubtedly
known to certain officials.
\\"e earnestly hope that the matter will
be properly investigated, and tho mind
of the public enlightened. Grave suspi
cions exist as to the culpability of corr
tain partios; and if these suspicions aro
unjust, let them put themselves right
before the people.
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The Ku Klux Triais in Chariest
In our last week's issue we gave a s
opsis of thc proceedings of the Ku K
Court in Charleston, up to Tuesday af
noon, tho 16th inst. On Wednesday
%17th, G, S. Buist, ESQ.., counsel ..of :
^no? Rodgers, of Union Ctoi^ty/,'?jn
an effort'to contind? the cas? of his
ent until't-be next terjh of tHe=Conrf,
on tl e grpund that his most import
'. witness waa unavoidably .absent I
Rodgers is churned-with conspiracy :
murder. Judge Bond refused to p<
pone the case, and ordered it lor trial
Monday the 22nd.
Tho case? of Colton Moss and Ac
%phus Smith, indicted for murder, w
then called up. District Attorney .C
bin stated that subsequent investigat
had satisfied the Government that th
was a great probability that tbecharj
were not true, and he moved that
defendants be releas?d on their own
cognizance in one thousand dollars ea
which was-accordingly done.
George Sylvester Wrignt and John
Robinson pleaded guilty to an indictim
for conspiracy against* Hardy Cook,
York county; March 7, 1871..
The case of Elijah Ross Sepaugh,
Torie county, indicted at the last term
the court for conspiracy against Thon
Ronndtree, and murder, was called, ?
John F. Ficken, Esq., assigned to t
defense of the prisoner. Upon the app
cation of Mr. Ficken, the case was I
down for trial Friday.
. On Thursday, the 18th, the case of t
United States vs. W. J. Jeter, Mac. I
glish and Henry Grady, of Union, ind
ted for conspiracy, was, on motion
Mr. T. B. Steadman, counsel for the e
fence, continued to the November ter
and the U. S Commissioner at Unie
was ordered to bail the defendants in t
sum of ?3,000 each to appear.
. The case of the United States va. I
Williams, Belton Free and -Edmu;
Voiselle, indicted for conspiracy, w
also continued, and a Uke order as t
above issued for rolease.of the prison?
on bail. ' "
The jury, fh the case of the Unit
States vs, Wm; Smith ?hd Leander Spe
cer, who had been out since Tuesdi
night, returned into Court about tx
o'clock, and reported to the'Judge th
they had agreed upon the count on tl
indictment charging the prisoners wi
conspiracy, but could not agree upon tl
Judge Bond asked if they disagrei
upon a question of law, or one of tl
facts, aud they replied that they dis
I greed upon a question of facts, wher
upon thc jury were' discharged, and tl
prisoners remanded for another trial.
Friday, the 19th, was devoted to tl
trial of Elijah Ross Sepaugh, for tl
murder of Thomas Roundtroe, kille
in a so-called Ku Klux raid, on the 3i
December 1870.' In this case, mu<
wrangling and delay took place in tl
organization of tho jury, Corbin," tl
District Attorney, as usual, ordering a
white men of respectable appearance I
stand aside. He carried this so far th:
the whole panel was exhausted before
sufficient number of jurymen had bei
sworn. After this the rejected mer wei
recalled and each one, chosen, subjeetc
to a fire of questions from Corbin an
Merrill. The latter istbefamous militi
ry commandant at York. *Iu all th:
matter the Government attorney an
Judge Bond exhibited the strongest pai
tisan feeling and prejudice. Tho tris
lasted until ll o'clock in tho night, an
thc verdict bf the jury was: 'J We fill
the defendant, Elijah Ross Sepaugl
guilty ; and recommend him-lo thc mei
1 cy of the Court."'
Mr. Fiekou then gave notico that ll
would, at the proper time, make a mc
tion in arrest of judgment.
In a recess of this trial the.followin
business, was done. John D. Hood, c
, York, was admitted to bail in the sum c
?10,000, Messrs. J. R. Boylston,-Dun
liam and H. Bischoff being the sccuri
The Grand Jury returned the follow
ing bills into Court :
The United States vs. Elias Burnett
? Barnwell Russell, Jas. Kimball, Jobi
f-Chapman, Creighton Cope, Benjamii
i Strickland, Jas. Calern Moore, Pinckne;
George-Conspiracy. Ti no Bill.
. The United States vs. Simpson Kirlr
-Purchasing soldier's clothing. .Trui
On motion of the District Attorney, i
was ordered in tho ease of the Unitei
States vs. Walker Dausen, W. P. Antho
ny and Joseph Leehey, that so mnch o
the indictment as charges murder bi
W. J. Truit was on?orod to be trans
ferrell to tho jail at Yorkville, to servi
out his sentence.'
On Saturday the 20th, Elias Bennett
Jas Kimball, .Ino. Chapman, Bcnjnnm
Strickland, Jas. Kimball, Jr., and Calvi:
Moore, of Sparta-- burg, were arraign et
for general conspiracy, and plead guilty
They were remanded to jail for sentece
There was no further business and the
On Monday, the 22nd, Ihc latest data o
which we can avail ourselves this week,
the case of John Rodgers of Union coun
ty, indicted for conspiracy and murder
was taken up. . The Government aban
doning the murder charge, thc trial foi
conspiracy bogan. Four witnesses wen
called by tho Government, who testified
to their participation in several murders,
And now wc give a few particular*
concerning thc Ku Klux prisdhcrs and
witnesses at present in Charleston. Ol
prisoners there are about sixty ;. of wit
nesses, about eighty. They are confined
in the House Correction, corner ol
Magazine and Mazyck stroots. The
prisoners aro closely confined, and arc
guarded day and night by a detachment
of U? S. soldiers,- consisting of ten pri
vates, two non-commissioned and one
commissioned officer. They are said tc
be well clothed atpresent, and all of them
have been lately vaeinated at the expense
of .tho Government Thf witnesses are
kepi ' separate from the prisoners, but
otherwise there is no distinction between
them. They.are nil supplied with blank
ets and cooked rations by T. A. H?wer
.ton, who has the contract for this pur
pose from tho Government. The prison
is kept under military rule, with strlot
attention, i^*? said, to the cleanliness ot
the quarters and tho persons, confined.
Tho prisoners are allowed to soo their
friends and relations at certain hours. It
is understood that most of them at pres
ent are in good hr al th.
A Free ficht.
ST. Louis, April 20.-A special from
Mnskaga, Indian Torritory, says Tala
(jua?h was acquitted of the charge of
murder, whereupon a relation of the
deceased killed the defendant and thc
Judge on the bench. An indiscriminate
fight followed, in which eleven wore
killed and many wounded. Among tho
killed were three United States Marshals
. WASHINGTON, April 20.-Tho For?
Smith New JDra confirms tho reported
'fight at Muskaga, in the Indian Territo
ry. At las?accounts both- parties were
close together, and another fight was
probable The Marshal's posse numbered
eleven, nine bf whom are doad. Tho dis
patch says thiH is one of the most terrible
affairs ever known in thc Cherokee coun
try. -It originated in distrust ?md jeal
ousy, in which tho more unintelligent
portion of tho inhabitants of the Indian
Territory aro misled by bad white men.
The Greenville Mountaineer says:
On .Sunday night a building, used'as a
work shop and stable, on tho premises of
tho Misses DeCh?iseul, itt the northeast-'
ern part of this- city y together'with ita
contents of lumbered tools,, waa en
tirely destroyed by lire. *1 .
. ?. ... . -<.-. i }'rri.:o T'H^
For the Advertiser.
" Heart Hungry."
MB. EDITOE :-In a late number of tl
Southern J?etn??/'publi3hed in Baltimor
appeareda short review of "Heart Hui
grift' a novel by Mrs. Maria J. Wes
nyeland," *of Atlanta, Ga. This futi
flfngatthe production of a Indy of tl
South, in a Review claiming to be Soutl
.'emin ifsjone and sentiment, has excite
..my surprise, and awakened a deidre t
have **lair play" for tho story of th
beautiful and gifted authoress.
Despite the unjust, narrow and meagi
criticism of Mr. Allston, " Heart Hm
gry" has won its way to the favor an
commendation of tho best intellects <
America. Its literary success is boyon
the palsied stroke of th*e would-be-critii
Mr. Allston has beeu content to dismif
the book after picking a flaw in the gran
matical Construction of a few sentence!
and, discovering that tho authoress ha
put a few more " frills" upon the " dress
of thc heroine, than was customary, eve
in a work of fiction, makes a fais
chargo of petit larceny against the heroin
.of tho story, in regard to the soltair
diamond ring of her lover, declaring th
novel "sensational," and even "sensu
OU8." Such is his summing up of th
merits of tho work. He has not attempt
ed to analyze the philosophy that pei
vadea the entire work, or controvert th
changes that the authoress suggest
should be made in our present social sys
tem. To the thoughtful reader there i
more in "Heart Hungry" than a fascina
j ting love-story, or sensational effect ari
sing from tragical denouements. It i
'ull of a bold, truthful, and progressiv
reform, in regard to the education c
woman, and the relations between th
sexes, single and married.
According to our appreciation of th'
novel it attempts to show, First, Tha
the superficial system of instruction o
woman must bo changed ; that tho spher
of their labors must be enlarged. Sh
" Were these women educated t<
" ' Life is real, life is earnest," '
they might be zealous, workers in tb
great vineyard. But so long as the pres
ent superficial system of instruction con
tinues, so long as women are reared wit!
the idea'that they have nothing to do bu
cultivate their physical beauty, dress
and run the gauntlet of the marring
market to advantage, just so long wil
they be the giddy butterflies of fashioi
one finds them ; with now and then ai
earnest soul struggling for something
higher, only to be dragged down by gos
sips and critics. The ballot-box is no
what is. asked for, not what is needed
but a more thorough education for wo
men. Is it not the ? mother Vho has thi
training of her offspring ? She must no
be unsexed in the blind wisdom of fanati
cism, nor robbed of a single feminini
attribute ; but to make " a perfect womar
nobly planned," she must be intellect ii
ally, but not masculinely, strong. She
must be allotted some nobler mission ir
life than conjuring up frivolous, and con
sequently pernicious, ways of disposing
of her time.'/ Page 56 and 57.
Secondly, That the utter disregard o
their word, that characterizes the fash
ionable females of society, is the resul
o'f their false system of instruction ; thai
they are all more or less guilty of decep
tion and falsehood. In regard to the he
roirie being engaged to two lovers at th(
same time, she says :
" It is to be regretted that women an
guilty of such irregularities, but wher
the false education which teaches their
to bo so utterly regardless of their wore
is remembered they are perhaps as muet
to be pitied as censured." Pago 36.
Thirdly, That their practice of coquet
ry, unfits them for selecting a suitablt
husband, and from becoming a good wife
after marriage. That unlicensed coquet
ry is nothiug moro or less than a prosti
tution of the heart ; that there van be bul
one greater false step, and that is a loss
of physical virtue. Speaking of a coquet*,
she says :
"Sucha woman has no moral sense,
no high-toned principle; her whole lifo ie
an acting falsehood; she is herself o
libel ou her sej&.her endt grievous. She
will novor lnaZ/fr ? true wife, for the love
of a single honest iieart would never sat
isfy thc irnisping desires of her own. She
can not fill a mother's holy place for tho
chief source of parental respect, confi
dence, is nullified, and*he cornerstone
'of their education, truth, is put to th?
blush- Tho deadliest drought is not more
poisonous to tho stomach than to society
and the family, is the daily heartless lite
of the avowed* coquette. What though she
may not reel upon the streets and carouse
lu dens of iniquity? There should he
less excuso for her conduct than for the
unfortunate proiligalc, for she acts with
promoditatio"." Pago 72.
Few women have properly appreciated
the utter demoralization that unlimited
flirting produces,- and fewer have had the
honesty and nerve ta state thc causo so
strongly against their sex as is done in
the forgoing extract.
Fourthly, That it is wrong to marry
for money, position, or from any motive
whatever, save that of true love :
" Deliver mo from 'the conventional
love, tie la mode, which sells itself for
gold, and induces tho mariage de conve
nance." Page 124.
Fifthly, The whole thread of her story
goes to prove although one or both may
marry from pure love, that it is a senti -
menfthat must be watched with an eager
eyo, and nourished with a tender hand ;
that thc love so beautifully described by
the poets and writers of fiction, will not
stand thc test of every day life; that the
heart must bc fed by its daily and natural
food, kindness, attention, devotion, ap
preciation, and ever thoughtful love,
otherwise it will perish and die, or it will
seek its wants outside of the restrictions
and limitations of the niarri ago stato.
If wo are correct in our judgment of
the book, it aims at correcting these
grievous faults of society. Tho fair au
thoress, ' (like D'Israeli in Coningsby, iii
which he in telling his beautiful story of
love, is covertly vindicating the.charac
ter of tho Jow?, or in Lothair is attacking
the Catholic religion,) is only using the
story of her novel and tho various
dramatis persono?, as the medium of
popularizing her philosophy of love and
lifo ; of correcting the faults of her sex,
and of pointing out the way in which
woman may elevat 3 and ennoble herself
in the pyes of God and man.
The charge that the work is sensational
is sustaihod by the facts of the novel, and
by tho effect it has produced upon the
rending public. The assertion that it is
"sensuous" is without'foundation; the
kiss referred to, to sustain this allega
tion, was "snatched". by the hero when
the heroine had fainted in the conserva
tor}', and she is described as feing in an
unconscious etato, and that so soon as con
sciousness returned to her, she " shrank
from his embrace," and immediately
extricated horsolf. Such are the facts
that have induced Mr. Allston to arrive
at the unjust conclusion that the story is
' lu conclusion, wo would suggest to our
friend, never to raiso his pen against the
work of a woman, save in a spirit of
courtesy and kindness.
It is stated that Professor Morse
left property valued at nearly $500,000,
and that, by the provisions of his last
will and testament, he. bequeathed to his
wife the whole amount, to hayo and to
hold during her life, with tho exception
of one-eighth, which is set apart to ?over
his indebtedness. -On tho deatli of Mrs.
Morse theproportyistobedlvh od among
?SB^The Charlotte (N. C.) Dispatch
learns that in Gaston County, on thellth
inst., during the temporary absence of
Mr. Harrison Gant and his wi fe,, ?heir two
little boys, aged respectively five and
seven years, found a jug-of whiskey and
drank a large' quantity, from the effect
of which they wer? thrown Into Violent
convulsions ?nd died in a few hours', "de
spite the attendance of three1 ph VBJ cl ans,
,^ ? .-o
A Handsome Line of DRESS GOODS .in Colors and Mourning, .styles,
offered at Reduced Prices, at . -? . W. H. BRUNSON'S.
A beautiful line of-PRINTS.' CAMBRICS, i,AWNS,,Colored MUSLTXS,
and White ana Colored PIQUES, at; BRUNSON'S;
. Mantle LINEN for Ladies' Traveling Suits, for sale low, at- *
. . / . . . BRUNSON'S.
A .large stock of W^HITE GOODS,-Plain, Striped, Dotted Swiss - and
Muli Muslins, Victoria and Bishop Lawns, Jaconets. Brilliants, ifce . offered
at low prices, by BRUN>-ON.
A large and elegant assortment of Silk, Pique and Galoou Trimming,
Magic, Imperial! Lily and Lace Edge Frillings,
Braids, Jaconet and ^wiss Edgings andlnsertings,
Dress Buttons, &c, at BRUNSON'S.
Ladies' Lace and Linen SETS and Linen and Lace COLLARS.and
CUFFS, the latest styles, at BRUN?ON'S.
SHOW CASE NOTIpNS-Albums, Perfumery, Hair Brushes, Toilet
Combs, Jewelry, Ladies' and Gents" Dolly Vardens, and a th'ousand other
articles-all sold low by . BRUNSON.
Gents, Ladies and Misses GLOVES and HOSIERY in endless variety, at
' L. C. Handkerchiefs, and Hem-stitched and Embroidered HANDKER
CHIEFS,, very cheap, at BRUNSON'S.
Heavy stock of Irish, Linen, Table and B?d Linens, Bed Tickings,
Brown and White Shirtings, Striped and Plaid Homespuns, at
Gents and Boys' Ready Made CLOTHING-Cassimere Suit's, Black Cloth
Suits, &c. Also, a large stock of Tweeds, Jeans and Fancy Cassimerea for
Men and Boys wear-for sale cheap by BRUNSO?.
Ladies and Misses Sundowns, and Ladies, Misses and Children's Trimmed
Hats, latest styles, at BRUNSON'S.
Gents Cassimere Beavers, the latest styles, and Gents and. Boya Felt,
Palm and Straw Hats,-inducements offered, at BNUNSON'S.
My stock of S30ES are un?urpassed ; were made to my order, and I can
guarantee every Pair. In the line of Ladjes and Misses Dress and Walking
Siioes I have Lasting Button Gaiters, Lasting Lace and Congress Gaiters,
Foxed Button and Lace Gaiters, and Alexis Ties, something entirely new,
Gents and Boys Gaiters and Buskins, and Children's Shoes in endless va
riety, and all at low figures.
My stock is full andeomplete in all Departments. An"early call solicited.
Bargains guarantied. W. H. BRU?VSOIV.
Apr 24_ lm 18 '
Exciting Ti me s !
DRY GOODS LOWER THAN THEY HAVE EVER BEEN
SOLD AT RETAIL IN THIS OR ANY
OTHER MARKET !
Every one wonders what is the matter, and why are
POWELL & MULLER,
189 Broad Street,. Augusta, 6a.,
Selling Goods so Cheap ? Because they are about to Enlarge
their POPULAR SOUTHERN STORE, so as to make room for
their increasing friends, who love to patronize those to the
T* ?o needless to give the names of Goods in our' large
Sto^.'". We would only say that we have from the commouest
to the finest quality of every class of Dry Goods, and before
you buy don't fail to witness 'for yourself our Astonish
ingly Low Prices i
??r>Samples sent free of charge to any part of the coun
try, and Express paid on orders for Goods io the amount of
$10 or more, at retail.
Formerly of Barnwell, S. C.
' WILLIAM MULLER,
Formerly of Columbia, S. C.
Augusta, Apr 24 ' tf 18
?&~ Tuesday night lastadaringattempt
was made to rob the residence of Senator
Frank Arnim, in Hamburg, bj' two col- ?
ored villains. They had entered the '
piazza, anti were in the act of raisiug a
window alongside of the Senator's bcd, [
when Mrs. Arnim, hearing the noise,
awakened her husband, who impulsively
crushed through the glass and seized ono ?
of the burglars by the leg. The rascal j
succeeded in tearing himself away ?nd |
effected Jj is escape, along with hisaceom" j
plicc. Mr. A mini's hand and wrist were j
very badly cut by tho glass, but ho says
he will not mind this if he succeeds, as
he thinks he will, in identifying the burg
lars, and committing them to jail.
Aiken Journal. .
Fur the Advertiser.
Tribute ol' Respect.
At a Regular Communication of Con--]
cordi? Lodge, Ne. 50, A. F. M., on fhe
evening of the 19th inst., the following
Preamblo and Resolutions w^jre adopted :
WHEREAS, It hath pleased tito Su
promo Ruler of the Uuiverso to remove
our worthy brother JOHN B. ORIFFIS
by death, Therefore
Resolved, That in tho death of our
Brother, JOHN B. GR?FFIS, this Lodge
has lost a worthy member and'the com
munity a good citizen.
Resolved, That we condole with the
family of tho decoased in their sad be
Resolved, That as a token of respect to
the memory of . the deceased we wear the
usual badge of mourning for thirty days,
and that a pago in the Minute Book of
the Lodge bo inscribed; to bis memory.
Resolved, That the Secretary be in
structed to send a copy of these Resolu
tions to tho family of tho deceased, and
also to the Ed ge lie ld Advertiser for pub
w. w. ADAMS.
D. R. D?RISOE..
W. A. SANDERS,
DIED.'of Typhoid Fever, near Meeting
Street,, in Edgulield, oh Wednesday, the
7th February 1872, iii the 18th year of
his life, OLIVER PERRY DORN,' third
son of Mc JAMES DOR?? and Mrs. MAR
Snatched away in the very bloom of
youth, his heart had neither been co?
sumed by sorrow, nor pierced by the
sting of disappointment. Mild, truthful,
and nonorable, he had troops of friends,
but no enemies. Weep not, brothers,
sisters and parents. " God tempers thc
wind to tho shorn lomb," and there ls
no more parting in the Mansions of Ever
lasting Happiness 1
AUGUSTA, April 23
GOLD-'-Buving at 109 and selling at 111
COTTON-Was dull and nominal to
day at 22, with few transactions. Re
counts, 121, and sales,-66 bales.
BACON-Clear 8ides, 8*@8i ; C. R.
Sides, 8; Shoulders, Gi @65 ; Horns, 13?
15 ; -Dry Salt Sides, Ti, and Shoulders,
CORN-Prime white is soiling at 95
by tue car load from depot : retail, $1.
WHEAT-We quote choice white, $190;
amber, $1 80.
FLOUR-City Mills, $8 25@85Q ; at re
tail, 91 $ barrel higher. Country, $7 50
@9, according to quality.
CORN MEAL-$1 at wholesale; $105.
W. H. SHAFFER,
HAVING located at Edorefield offers
his Professional services to the cit
izens and surrounding country. Office at
the late residence of S. S. Tompkins, Esq.
Feb 28 tf 18
U?T. received a splendid, lot of Fresh
_ CANDY of au kinds, at, reduced
.ar. : ns . PENN'S DRUG STORfc. :
Apr 2?U:t?'?f:-n ?.I ii ?&??aiv i-Jftro;
JOHNSTON'S DEPOT, S. C.,
(Charlotte, Columbia <fc Augusta R. R.)
HAS in Store a General Stock of well
?PEING BEY GOODS,
Embracing full lines of
LADIES' DRESS GOODS,
BOOTS, SHOES, ?fcc., ?fcc.
Wi'h a full and varied assortment of
All ol' which will be sold low for Cash
AT A UGUSTA PRICES.
Cotton and Country Produce takon in
oxchango for Goods.
Apr 24 3m 18
As Cheap as the Cheapest!
IHAVE on hand a complete and well
selected stock of
Groceries, Wines, Liquors, &c.
To which I am adding a neat and varied
Dry Goods and Notions
My Goods are bought almost exclu
sively for Cash. Therefore, for Cash, I
can Hud will sell as Cheap as thc Cheap
Give Pine Grove Store (on the Vau
cluse Road, four miles below Old Wella)
a call, where I will be found at all hours,
ready, willing, and waiting to serve my
J. H. JOHNSON?
Apr 24_._4t 18
Stale of Mouth Carolina.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
D. L. Turner, Judgo Pro-1
.. John M. Stidham. J
BY virtue of an Order from the Hon.
Samuel W-. Melton, Circuit Judge, I
will proceed to sell at Etlgelield Court
House, on Sale-day in May next, all that
TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situ
ate, lying and being in said county and
State, containing One Hundred and Fifty
Five (155) Acres, more or less, adjoining
lands of Theophilus Dean, Robert Brv
an, George Free, and others, upon the
following terms, to-wit:
The Costs and one-third of the purchase
money to be paid in cash. The balance
of tlie purchase money on a credit until
the first day of January. 1873, with inter
est from day of sale. The credit portion
to be secured by a Bond and a Mortgage
of the premises. Titles and Stamps, ex
tra. J. H. MCDEVITT, S. E. e.
April 1,_ 5t_14_
Slate of Mouth Carolina.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
D L. Turner, Judge Pro- j
bate & successor in office, Foreclo8Ure>
vs. ... I
Dempsey C. Bussey. J
B>Y virtue of au order m
? Samuel W. Melton, Circuit Judge, in
theaibcre canso, I will proceed to sell at
Edgefiold Court House, on Sale-Day in
May, 1872, all that TRACT OR PARCEL
OF LAND, situate, lying or being in the
said county and State, containing Two
Hundred and Fifty (250) Acres, more dr
loss, bounded by lands of Emerson Bus
sey, A. Sharptom, Robert Jennings, and
otnors, upon the following terms, to-wit:
The Costs- and one-third the purchase
money to.be paid in cash. The balance
of the p?rchMO money on a credit until
the first day of January, 1873, with in
terest from day of sale. .The, credit por
tion'to be secured by a Bond and a Mort
gage of tho premises; ' Titles and Stamps
J. 'Hii MuDEVr?T, 8, ?. C.
April*, <.?..- it -rfc
MARKERI & CLISBY
Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals^
Paints, Oils,, YarnisKes, Dye Stuffs,
. PUTTY, PAINT BRUSHES, SA"SH TOOLS,
TBMT AMllSLESj PIBFUWIERY,
SI PE I?0?I WOES ANO LIQUORS OF EVERY GRADE,
fine Tcfeaeeo, Segar s, fte?,
lEdgefield, S. C.
We beg leave to call the attention of our Friends
and the Public to our Large Stock of ""Goods, which is
now complete in all Departments.
Persons visiting Edgefield to purchase Medicines or
Drugs bf any description, will do well to call, and ex
amine our Goods, and particularly our Prices* We
are confident of giving Entire Satisfaction, and will
make it to the interest of ev? ry one honoring us with a:
Thanking our Friends for their liberal patronage and
past favors, we hope to merit a continuance of the
MABKERT & OLISBY.
Prescriptions Compound all hours with the
Apr 24 tf 13 .
Simmons & Clough Organ Co.'s
Fitted reith thc Newly invented
Scribner's Patent Qualifying Tubes
An invention having a most important Bear
ing ot\ thc future reputation of Recd Instru
ments, by moans of which tho quantity or
Volume of tnnoi.-* vppy larjioly increased, and
the quality of tone rendered*
Equi! to that of the
Best Pipe Organs of th?
Our celebrated "Vox Celeste," "Louis
Ptttent," "Vox Humana," " Wilcox Patent"
Octave Coupler, the charming "Cello" or
" Clarionet" Stops, and v
ALL THE LATE IMPROVEMENTS
Can be obtained only in these Organs.
EVERY I??!?T RU MEW ?
Manufactured at Vos. 15, 17 & 19 Miami street,
Thirty five different Styles for ih<> Parlor and the Church.
Now and Elegant Designs,
The best Material and Workmanship.
Quality and Volume of Tone Unequalled.
PRICES, $50 to $500 ?
(Established in 1350.) jZ^* AGENTS WANTED IN EVERY COUNTY.
Address SIMMONS & CLOUGH ORGAN 60., Detroit, Michigan.
Apr 24 ' .
JAMES W. TURLEY
.Desires to ad vise the people of Edgefield that he is again fully
prepared to exhibit for their inspection a complete assortment
of Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods suited to the
Present Spring. Season,
And to assure them that
Unusual Convincingly Low Prices will Prevail i
He especially desires to call attention to his
A Choice, Bu? and Elegant Assortment !
Will, have on exhibition to-day Black Gros Grain Silks, Black Drab de
France, Colored Silks in all the new popular shades. Japanese Silks and Jnv
itation Silks, Black Iron, Grenadine and Canvassed Bareges, fine to sublime
Dolly Varden Styles,.
In many matorials. Grenadines in variety, Ballorruves, Seajsu?fcers, Suit
ings, Linens, Lawns, Black Llama Lace Sacques and Points, otc, &c. Alsor
a very large assortment of Chea]) Dress Goods.
Augusta, April. 3, 1872.
JAMES W. TURLEY,
Third House above Glcoe Hotel.
E have iu Store the larga?t and best assortment of STATIONERY we have
ever before offered, embracing in part the following different styl?:
6 Reams Legal Cap PAPER,
10 " Fools Cap PAPER, . ..".
10 " Large size Letter PAPER,
? : iQnnuiereial Note PA*ER, *
2-" French PAPER, Rose and Green Tint, . ... 'mich
3 Dozen Boxes Initial PAPER, different colors, . . ? .
Copy BOOKS, INKS, STEEL' PENS, -Pen HOLDERS, ?tc . *
' MARKERT <fe CLISBY. .
Ap* 8 tf ?