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EDGEFIELD, S. C., JANUARY 16. 1873.
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A. A. CLISBY,
I? addition to bia unusually full Stock of DRUGS, CHEMICALS, PAT
ENT MEDICINES of every: kind, PAINTS, OILS, Ac, &c, has in Store
and is daily receiving,
For the Ladies,
Handsome Toilet Set? %cd Flower Vases, new designs,
Bouquet Holders, rich and pretty,
The Finest Colognes,
Superior Hair Oils and Pomades,
Imported Extracts, warran ted as represented,
Superior Toilet Powders and Beautiful Powder Boxes,
Tooth Powders, in variety,
Lubins Toilet Soaps,
Tetlow'8 White Rose and Mountain Rose Soaps,
Hair, Tooth and Nail Brushes, a splendid assortment,
Hegeman's Camphor Ice, for Chapped Lips and Hands,
All the Best Preparations for the Hair, &c, &c.
?Ind for the Housewife,
Crushed, Granulated and Brown Sugars,
Superior Teas and Coffee, Syrups, Molasses,
-Hams,-Lard, Butter, Cheese, Maccaroni,
Flour, Meal, Hominy, Rice, Buckwheat Flour,
Jellies, Pickles, Sauces, Spices,
Butter, Soda, Lemon and Sweet Crackers,
Canned Fruits ?ud Vegetables, all kinds,
Oysters, Lobsters, Sardine*,
Lemons, Citron, Raisins, Currants, Almonds, Nuts,
Cooking Extracts, Baking Powders,
Domestic Wines for cooking purposes, &c, &c.
Jlnd for the Children,
CANDIES and CONFECTIONERIES in endless variety,
Apples, Oranges, &c, &c.
Jlnd for those in Want of Fine Wines,
Liquors and Segars,
.Good old. Oxley, Rye and Corn Whiskey,
Best American and French Brandy, Superior Gin,
Champagne, Port, Sherry and Maderia Wines,
Fine Segars and Chewing Tobacco,
And the Genuine Durham Smoking Tobacco.
The Public are earnestly invited to give my Goods an inspection. Every
effort will be made to please my customers and give entire satisfaction to
every one. A. A. CLISBY.
Nov 13 tf 47
T. IV. CAR WILE ? ( 0.,
270 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.,
ARE now receiving full lines of FALL GROCERIES, LIQUORS, &c., to
which they respectfully invite the attention of the public, being satisfied
that none can or will offer a better grade of Goods at lower figures. We
have now on hand full supplies of
And in fact EVERYTHING usually found in First Class Grocery
We are JflsJ Agerir? for thc sale of Wm. Massey & Co's. Celebrated Phila
Will he glad at ali times tu see our Edgefivld friends, and will sell the
Best Class of Goods at the Lowest Market Prices.
Sept. 18, tf 39
MILLER, BISELL t B?RUM
C o 11 m ?is?ioii JVIe roll ' ts
175 and 177 Bv?iui Street,
WE are now ill receij-t of our Fall ?Stock of GROCERIES, consist,
ing in part pl
Bacon SIDES. Bacon SHOULDERS, Dry Sait SIDES,
SUGARS of all grades.
SYRUPS-New Orleans and New York Drips.
MOLASSES. Rio. Lapuyrn and .lava COFFEE,
TOBACCO, SALT, PEPPKR, SPICE,
Cracker*, Pickle*. Cove Oysters,
CANNED GOODS connoting of Peaches, Blackberries, Tomatoes, &c.
MACKEREL in Bar rels, half and quarter bbls. and Kits,
Seed WHEAT, Seed RYE, Seed OATS, Seed BARLEY,
Case Liquors of BRANDY, WHISKEY, GIN,
We are also offering the most complete and largest stock of BARRL
LIQUORS of any House in the City, and selling at prices that will indue
?uyers to purchase nearer home than in Eastern markets.
To the rlanters and Merchants of Edgefield we would take this occasion
to express our thanks for their past liberal patronage, and respectfully re
quest a continuance of the same.
J6F"Boyi:ag our Goods for CASH, we are prepared to sell as low, and oft
times lower, than any other House in the City.
Augusta, Oct 9 tf 42
ALL persons indebted to the Firm of
Griffin ft Cobb on accounts con
tracted during the past Fall, will please
come forward'and settle withont further
notice, as nb longer induljrenco will ba
?riven . GRIFFIN* A COBR.
Jan 8 tf_l_
""GiROM mv place, on Monday, the 23d
JL December, 187-, a Mouse Colored
Mart MULE,-fresh sheared and marked
on each aide with traces-shod all round
-supposed to be ten years old.
For the recovery of said Mule a liberal
reward will he paid, and any information
?Mkeernins aafd Mnle thankfully re
ceived. W. L. COLLINS.
. Gold Springs, ?an^8, 2t 3
i?euril! \euril !
-A.N immediate relief and cure for Neu
ralgia. Call and tret a Bottle, at
G. L. PENN ft SON'S
Nov. 13 tf 47
$6000 Worth ot Shoe*
Now in Store, and sold at low prices.
J. II CHEATHAM.
Nov. 13, tf L\
Advances on Cotton!
F .?.ill make ADVANCES ON COT
L TON, and send to Augusta to be sold.
B. C. BRYAN, Agent.
Doc 17 4t 52
THE OU) GOAT OF GRAY.
It lies there alone ; it is rusted and laded
Wi t>. a patch on the elbow, a hole in th ?
But we think of the brave boy who wo?
it, and ever
Look on it with pleasure and touch il
A history clings to it ; over and over,
We see a proud youth hurried off to thc
With his form like the oak, and his eye
like the eagle's.
How gallant he rode in the ranks of "the
It is rough, it is worn, it is tattered in
ove it the more for the story it
A story of courage in straggle with sor
And a heart that bore bravely its barden
It is ragged and rusty, but ah! it was
In thegBilkiest sheen when he wore it
And his smile was as bright as the glad
When he sprang to his place in the ranks
of "tbe Gray."
There's a rip in the sleeve, and the col
lar is tarnished,
The battons all gone with their glitter
'Tis a thing of the past, and we rever
ently lay it
Away with th? treasures and relics of old,
As the gifts of a love, solemn, sweet and
Are cherished as leaves from a long van
We wid keep tho old jacket for the sake
of the loved one
Who rode in the van in the ranks of " the
Shot through with a bullet-right here
in the shoulder,
And down there the pocket is splintered
Ah ! more-see the lining ia stained and
Yes-blood-drops the texture have stiff
ened and spoiled. .
It came when he rode at the head of the
Charging down in the battle one deadli
When squadrons of foemen were broken
And victory rode with the ranks of "the
Its memory ia sweotness *and sorrow
To me it is precious-more precious than
In the rent and the shot-holes a volume
In the stains on the lining is agony told.
That was ten years ago, when in life's
He rode with his comrades down in tho
And the old coat he wore aud the good
sword he wielded
Were all that came back from the ranks
of "the Gray."
And it lies there alone ; I will reverence
The patch on the elbow, the hole in the
For a nallan ter hc*rt never breathed than
the loved o
Who wore it in h?
Let me brush oil
tors and ta
Let nie fold it np
It is all that is li .
Who fought for
of " the G
" It's no U3w.
other day," I remarked inuit. .... .
self than my great lazy brother, who
lay stretched out on the library
lounge, just after breakfast reading
" Can't put what off?" he inquired,
tossing the carefully perused sheet on
to the floor-his usual habit.
" Can't put off having my dresses
made," I replied, a little petulantly,
I am afraid, for I knew my answer
would disappoint him. Men gener
ally have very little sympathy with
housekeeping and dress making trials
-at least my brothel had none.
" Women spend altogether too much
time over these things," I had heard
him say time and time again, and
naturally was vexed at myself for
giving utterance to this thought be
" Oh, dresses !" he replied, in his
usual tormenting tone when a subject
didn't please him.. "I thought from
your manner that it was something
" Very probably, Mr. John Bit
tinger," I answered, wrathfully, " If
you hadn't a decent coat to your back,
you would think-1
" That it was a matter to be at
tended to immediately," he inter
rupted. " And I should go at once
to my tailor's ; but then I should
never wait to get in such a fix."
" Oh, the tantalizing manner with
which this was spoken ! If you had
heard it you would have longed to
box his ears just as I did.
" If you had a baby to take care
of, and a In use to attend to, and all
your own marketing to attend to."
I began, my burning cheeks fully
testifying to my vexation. But he
again stopped me with.
" If I Lad a baby to take care of,
and a nurse to do it, and a house to
attend to, with an experienced house
ki eper at the head of the establish
ment, I don't think I should have
any excuse for not having a decent
dress to my back, or for being serv
ed more than once with rump-steak,
especially when I paid for porter
This was a sore spot, and John
knew it; andi thought it was real
hateful of him to revert to the mat
ter again, especially as so much fun
had been made of me in the past ;
but one can never be angry with
John for more than aminute-at least
I never could. He saw my red face,
and concluded he had gone about far
enough, for, jumping up quickly,
he pulled me down on bis knee (the
great, rough, shaggy fellow,) and
said, while both arms held me tight.
" The little woman can't take a
joke any better now than before she
was a matron, I discover. I was on
ly in fun Kate. Pall my whiskers,
box my ears, do anything you choose
-only do something. There I"
as I couldn't help laughing to see
how much in earnest he was growing.
"Now it's all right ?Bn't it ? She
shall bother about dress making, and
buy tough steak, and be just as ridi
culous as she chooses-only she must
never on any account be angry with
her brother for more than a second
at a time. And now what kind of
d; esses is she going to buy, and how
is Bhe going to have them made ?
Pompadour and pelerine and flounces,
and all that sort of thing, I sup
" I know exactly how I want them
made," I'replied, laughing; for. thu
was an unusual condescension o:
John's. " The only thing that both
ers me is who I can get to make
? them. Somebody told me about s
i Mrs. Andrews who fitted beauti
" Mrs. who did you say ?" inquired
1 my brother, loosing his hold of me,
and looking into my face eagerly
> and almost sternly, I thought.
u Mrs. Andrews," I answered, won
dering what in the world had come
> over him. " But what makes yon
act BO funny about it ?"
"Funny?" he repeated after me,
half musingly. " Do I act funny ?
; I didn't mean to. But truly, Kate,
if there is one name that I hate
more than another in the whole vo
cabulary of names, that one is An
"But surely, John," I said, "you
muBi have a reason for this. What
can it be ?" and I elipffed off his knee
on to the lounge ana made prepara
tions to listen comfortably to a long
story ; for my brother had been a
great traveler, and had the power,
when he felt like it, of taking his
hearers with him to every place he
had visited. I soon found that this
waa one of the times when he didn't
feel like it, for he said, with a smile
and a good-natured shrug of his broad
" You got all fixed for it, didn't
you, little curiosity-shop ? l ut it's no
go. I had a friend once who bore
that name-that's all ; and he dis
graced himself and his name, and
caused a few of us a good deal of
trouble. That's the sum and sub
stance of it; but all this happened a
good while ago, and it isn't worth
thinking about. Come, off with you
to your dressmaker of the odious
name, while I go down town and see
what the news is."
It was natural, I suppose, that I
should speculate a little about this
secret of John's-for that it was a
secret I was quite sure by the way
he dismissed me from his confidence ;
and so as I rode along to the street
and number where I was directed to
find this wonderful dress maker, who
could fit without measurement and
trim without patterns, I imagined all
sorts of strange adventures for my
brother, in which everything con
ceivable figured, pistols and coffee,
etc. ; in short, everything except love.
That could never have befallen him,
or I should have heard of it. True,
John had been away from us for. at
least five years, and during a large
portion of that time we had scarcely
heard from him. Still, had he been
I *v.wMicrh anv love affair, we should
the house, mauaiu, a..^ * -
that I had rolled into a quiet, clean
street, and had stopped before a plain
two-story frame house, bearing the
number I was in search of. A whole
some, motherly-looking woman open
ed the door, and in a.iswer to my
call for Mrs. Andrews directed me
up stairs to the " second story, front,"
and there I found her. I wish I
could give you even a slight idea of
the figure that greeted my eye as I
entered the room. She was about
medium height, with a slender, grace
ful-wondrously graceful-figure. I
thought then, and I say now, that
she was the most beautiful woman I
ever beheld. Such exceeding sym
metry of face and forni is hardly
met with more than once in a life
time. It is no use to attempt a|descrip
tion. Her eyes were dark blue, veil
ed by long, sweepiug lashes, adding
to the look of patient sadnesB ex
pressed in every feature. She looked
about twenty, though I found after
war.I that she was something older
" Mrs. Andrews ?" said I interro
gatively, as she opened the door to
" Mrs. Audreys," she answered
with a smile-a smile so sweet and
rare that I could have caught her in
my anns and kissed her without fur
"The dress-maker?" I asked
again, cdoring to the roots of my
hair without the least reason in the
" Mrs. Andrews, the dress-maker,"
she replied, with dignity, the smile
fading from her face. "Can I do
anything for you ?"
In five minutes more I had explain
ed my business, and waited to see
what she would say.
" I have engagements for all this
week," she said, in low, sweet tones,
glancing at her memorandum book.
" And then, again, Mrs. Sinclair, I
never go out. My work is all brought
to me here, and when it is finished,
my customers"-here she turned her*
head, and looked ont of the window
for a second-" my customer*"--thia
time more decidedly-" send for \t."
" You do not mean to say that you
never go out of doors ?" I inquired,
with a shudder. Some way the idea
of this lovely woman forever shut up
with her work in this lonely street
was more than I could bear.
" Oh no," she answered, Bmiling
again, very much to my delight, "I
only mean that I never go out to
" Have you any especial reasons
for this ?" wa8my next query. " Do
you not find it equally remunera
" Oh, it ia not that," she replied,
quickly ; " but I have a little baby
girl, not quite two years old, whom I
find it impossible to leave."
" But that will make no difference
to me," I interrupted, warmly. " I
think I should quite enjoy having
your little one with us. She will be
company for my baby ; and, my dear
little woman, I really believe the
change would be good for you both.
I think I can safely promise not to
Delicate, sweet, lady-like as she
was, kindwords were evidently stran
gers to her ears ; for, after a mo
ments silence, she said, with achok
f ine sob she vainly?,-, endeavored to
) " You are veiy jfewd to me ; we
i will come next Mqn$e>y morning.
That was all-eveiry word: I nev
er so longed for power to express my
I sympathy and d^ii?;to be of ser
, vice as at that moment, butall I could
do was to press her-hand warmly,
and promise to sent^ the carriage for
her. How valueless words are at
i such times !
John was home be'fore me. Great,
lazy fellow ! he hatLnothing to do
but look out a h'tt???fpr the property
he had amassed. He-had made heaps
.of money, invested 'S wisely, and the
result was not only'Jihyaical inactivi
ty, but a morbid pental condition
which seemed toTnej as in my love I
watched him more closely than any
one else, developingl-in a marked and
disagreeable avoidance of all society.
He rode alone, walked alone, sat in
bis room and read Jind studied and
smoked alone. Hejetin? in, howev
er, at all times, anaPseemed desirous
of making me hapjyt My husband
at this time was abroad, so I sup
pose ne felt some obligation concern
As usual, I fountfi lum on the li
brary lounge ; reading.
"Oh, John !" saf? I, " I " I have
lots to tell you. G?'.ess where I have
been, and what I jnkve found ! Oh,
such an adventurers I have had."
" Adventure ?" K? repeated, with
a laugh. " Adventure ? why, bless
your heart, little water, women are
always having adventures. Don't
ask me to botherm^brain about such
a commonplace subject."
" But guess where I have.been."
" Shopping, of course. What did
you boy me, Kate ?"
"I haven't been shopping at all,"
I answered. " Dont you remember
what we were talking about this
" Oh yes," said he, " I remember.
You said you couldn't pot it off an
other day ; and hew I suppose you
have been cut and fitted in a truly
Parisian manner, and will outdo and
overwhelm every lady of your ac
"That's as much as you know," I
interrupted, wrathfully. " I have
found a dress-maker, John, just the
sweetest, cunningest-I'll tell you all
about it-" And while I stopped a
second to take breath he broke in,
" The dress-maker you epoke of
before you went pot? Ishername-"
" Andrews-Mra Andrews," I sug
gested, in my enthusiasm quite for
getful of his horror of the name.
.. *-J ?v,a ia coming here," he
"But, John, i entreutou, _.
you ever seen this woman ? Can it
be that any reason for this ajer.iion
has originated in her ?"
" Good Heavens ! no. What pos
sible connection do you suppose could
ever have existed between your dress
maker and myself? I thought you
had some sense, Kate. It was a man
who made me a monomaniac on this
subject, so don't ask any more ques
I didn't ask'any more questions and
what was more, I firmly decided that
my brother and his freaks were quite
beneath my notice. But I did make
ready for my dre-s-maker, dedica
ting to her use as pleasant a room as
I had in the house-one that I knew
she would enjoy herself in when her
day's work was done, and ?he had
time to fold her baby to lier heart
and rock her to sleep, as I did mine,
in the dim, beautiful, twilight.
Monday morning came, and with
it Mrs. Andrews and the little one,
the last a golden-haired, bright-fac
ed, sylph o a child, just a miniature
copy of her mother. Day after day
Sashed; and, vexed as I was with
olin, I couldn't help enjoying and
laughing heartily at the comical sit
uations bc not infrequently found
himself in. It seemed to me that
his principal business consisted in
dodging this poor inoffensive little
Mrs. Andrews. She knew I had a
brother, and after the first day or
two gave up wondering why he did
not come to the table. I knew
it bothered her at first, although she
had too much goed sense to put her
thought-into words. She was a strange
woman to manage. That she appre
ciated my kindness was very evident;
but no argument that I could use
was sufficient to induce her to sit with
me of an evening in the parlor or
library. She was my dress-muka'
(hat she was very auxious to impress
upon my mind, much to my nnnoy
ance. The only way I could ever
get her t" ride with me w?a to invent
some excuse for shopping, and instruct
the coachman to drive to the park
afterward, At such times, although
cert lin she was made happy by the
change, vet there seemed to be al
ways something oppressing her. Once
I said, pushing her gently back among
the cushions, " I wish you would try
and enjoy this, and get all the good
out of it you possibly can. See what
a good time little Maud is having."
(That was her baby's name.)
"I do enjoy it, my dear Mrs. Sin
clair," she replied very sweetly. "At
the eame time I do not like to feel
that I am neglecting your work."
The atmosphere of reserve with
which she surrounded herself was as
impenetrable as lt was incomprehen
sible. Her language was choice and
cultured, but she seemed to keep
double guard over herself lest she
should be betrayed into a conversa
tion on other subjects than dress-ma
king. One evening as I approached
her room intending to sit with her a
while, I heard her voice, at first I
thought in prayer, but after a sec
ond I stood spell bound, as Bhe re
cited in tones I shall never forget,
the following :
" I think we are too ready with com
In this fair world of ours. Had we no
Indc^jkeyond the zenith and the slope
Of yonder grey, blank sky, we might
To muse upon eternity's constraint
Round our aspirant souls ; but since the
Must widen early, is it well to droop
For a few days consumed in loss and
O pusillanimous heart, be comforted,
And Uko a cheerful traveler take the
Singing beside the hedge. What if the
Be bitter in thine inn, and thou unshod
To meet the flints ? At least it may be
Because the way is short, I thank the,
I went back to my room and had a
Before I had half finished a ser
vant entered, saying.
"Mr. John want* to see you in the
library." So down I went, and pre
sented myself to my astonished broth
er with a face swollen and red with
"Why, Kate, my dear child what
is the matter ?"
"Do you really want me to tell
I you ?" I sobbed.
" Why, of course I do."
" You never let me speak of her,"
I continued, burying my head in his
"Who is her?" he asked wonder
y dress-maker, you know. I
-" And I was going on, when he
interrupted me with,
" I knew j ou would have trouble
with her sooner or later. You were
bound to. Anybody with that name
-" And aa true as Hive my broth
er shuddered so that I felt myself
growing chilly too from- mere sym
"Oh, it isn't at all what you think,"
I managed to say ; and after a good
many attempts I made him under
stand the situation. What was my
astonishment to hear him say.
" Poor little dress maker ! She
has probably had some great trouble.
I am glad you have been so kind to
her. - If my life is spared till to-mor
row morning I will let you introduce
me at breakfast."
What was the reason, do you think,
that I never loved my brother in all
my life as I- did at that moment?
and the great, big, shaggy fellow
knew it too ; for he kissed me over
and over again, telling'me all the
while what a good little woman I
was, and that ne was just as ashamed
of himself as he could be. After a
while he got at the business about
which he wished to consult me. Re
wanted me to look over a big box of
his papers, selecting all those bear
ing a certain name and date, " There
is nothing private about them," he
?aid : " but I cannot bear to touch
"Why not to-night ?" she asked.
" Perhaps he is in a hurry for them.
Truly I do not feel in the least
Neither did I ; so at it we went.
" And is this man your brother?"
she inquired, holding up a bill, and
giving me a look I shall never forget
to my dying day-"JOHN BITTIX
" That's his name," I answered,
frightened half out of my wits. " Eut
why do you ask?"
" The name is very familiar," she
explained, in a quiet voice, ami then
bent over her task, determined upon
guarding her secret with her life if
Such a pale, set, earnest wretched
face I never looked upon before or
since. I took no notice, for. you see,
a glimmering of the truth had dawn
ed upon me. and, although eager to
know, I could af lord to wait.
Fifteen minutes, I think, passed in
perfect silence, our hands busy all
the time unfolding and sorting anew.
" What in the world is this, do
you suppose ? Here is a letter, a love
letter-it can't be that John Bittin
ger over wrote a love-letter-directed
to Miss Maude Fanning. Isn't this
lunvy ? Here is the way it begins:
" My own darling." Oh, isn't this
" Stop, Mrs. Sinclair !" said my
companion, taking the letter from my
hands and holding it close to her
heart. " That is my letter, -and I
claim the right to read it alone."
And without waiting for another
word, she turned away and walked
like aqueen into her own apartment.
I sat like one spell-bound until she
returned to my room.
" Where is your brother ?" she
" Down stairs in the library," I an
" Take me to him," was the next
sentence she uttered.
John lay just where I had left him
on the lounge. With a sigh, which
was almost a groan, she walked to
his s'de, and said, " John I have just
received your letter."
If you could have seen him, then,
you would have thought just as I did,
that the fellow was going mad. He
cleared that sofa with one bound ;
and the next thing I knew my dress
maker was in John Bittinger s arms.
What did it all mean ? you ask.
Only this, that my brother was
formerly in partnership with a Mr.
Andrews. This Mr. Andrews was
desperately in love with the lady
John was engaged to. He succeeded
in parting the lovers, this very letter
figuring conspicuously in the separa
tion. This John (who, it seems, up
to the time must have placed entire
confidence in him) placed with others
to mail upon his desk. Andrews
must have withdrawn it-not being
able just theu to destroy-and mixed
with other papers. This letter ex
plained the whole situation, which
Andrews had been for some time
shrouding in mystery. At any rate,
he made trouble enough ; and my
dress maker married the wrong man,
and the wrong man drank up all his
money and died.
She is John's wife now, and I am
happy, for they both love me.
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and to the man who is Jiving alone
in. the world. For tliere is rarely
any person to be found upon whose
health and life, some one, near or re
mote, is not dependent. The mar
ried man must insure for the benefit
of his family ; and the bachelor must
insure-if for no one else-for ' the
benefit of himself, endowing his age
with a policy to be paid when he at
tains the age of filly, fifty-five, or
.Under every circumstance of life,
there is reason to be insured NOW.
In no other matter of importance is
indifference or procrastination so haz
ardous as in this.
Suicide of a Prominent Citizen of Ha
A special dispatch to the Baltimore
American from Hagerstown says :
Our quiet town was thrown into a
state of great excitement on Saturday
morning by the announcement that
one of our most respected and weal
thy citizens, Judge Charles G. Lane,
had committed suicide. He was
found in the garret of his house in a
kneeling posture with a rope around
his neck, which was attached to a
beam overhead. Although he had
gone up stairs only a few minutes be
fore a member of the family went to
look for him, life was extinct when
the body was found. Mental aberra
tion was no doubt the cause of the
unhappy taking off. Some three or
four years ago Judge Lane lost his
._v..^ uciciiua.ni/ agreeu
to pay the plaintiff a large sum of
money (some $3,000.) It is under
stood that, the final negotiations were
concluded a few days since and the
money paid. Judge Lane was about
sixty-five years of age. He was
presiding judge of the Orphans'
Court for Washington county for two
'or three terms, and at the time ol' his
death was President of the First Na
tional Bank of H.iger.stown. he hav
ing been Director in this bank ever
since it* organization, ?md one of the
largest stockholders. IL.' leaves a
large estate, which will be inherited
by his two surviving children.
CURTAILING THE C.VRrET-B.vGGKK.s.
Chevalier ferney, in the following
paragraph, gives his hearty approval
of Gen. Grants intended measure
restricting carpet-baggers from hold
ing State offices whilst holding Fed
eral appointments :
" A dispatch from Washington,
printed elsewhere in this morning's
issue, will be a cause of rejoicing to
all sincere friends ol the President.
It states no more or less than that he
is resolved in his new term to eradi
cate one of the prime causes, if not
the root, of the Southern political
evils by issuing an order giving no
tice that acceptance of candidacy for
State office, or holding ol such office,
especially a position in the Legisla
ture of a State, will be deemed by
him cause for removal from Federal
office. The Government officials at
the South, ui.der this rule, will be
compelled to occupy seats in the
background instead of, as now, play
ing the principal parts in political
Everybody has heard of " the Ar
kansas Traveler," his private name
being Sandy Faulkner. He still
lives, and is clerk at the Metropoli
tan Hotel, Little Rock. Somebody
recently asked him the question:
" What kind of a State Government
have you got now?" "Well," re
sponded the Arkansas Traveler, " I
reckon we are cussed with the wust
passel of thieves and trash ever sent
out from oblivion to Arkansas. They
just govern here with a high hand,
and if our lives are our own our
money aint." There is a good deal
of truth in this. The carpet-baggers,
so long as they are backed up by the
administration, can easily plunder
without killing.-iV! Y. Tribune.
A NEW GUNPOWDER.-The warlike
Prussians are not satisfied merely
with improving their army rifles, but
are also making advances in the man
ufacture of gunpowder. The latest
report is that a novel description of
gunpowder, possessing extraordinary
projectile power, haa been adopted
by the Prussian artillery, lt is com
posed of a certain proportion of nitre
and sawdust, and in this state can be
kept in store without fear of explo
sion. To reuder this composition ex
plosive, it is neoessarv to add a suffi
cient quantity of sulphuric acid to
make it cohere, and when dried it is
ready for use. This composition has
certainly the advantage of cheapness,
combined with extreme simplicity in
its manufacture, and is said to leave
I but little residue after it is fired.
Brevities and Levities.
??~ A Chicago man ate ten dozen eggt
i J on a wager last week. The money hf
won has been paid to his widow.
ty An old lady is collecting all the
Radical papers she can get to make soap
of. She says they contain 75 per cent, ol
They use mules for pulling the
Cleveland street cars, and the drivers are
not allowed to-swear while on duty.
They are given a full day each '?freek,
however, to go to the woods and let out
the confined essence of ungarmented
p?r A lady writes us very feelingly
upon the subject of the latest fashions.
She says that we editors ought to give
them a public condemnation, and adds,
"lwish you would try your hand on
their India rubber bustles." Dangerous
experiment, that. We are very careful
where we put our hands.
pgr A man sent a note to a rich neigh
bor whom he was on friendly terms with
to borrow an ass for a few hours. The
worthy old man was no scholar, and
happened to have a guest sitting with
him at the time, that he did not wish to
expose his ignorance to. Opening the
note, and pretending to read it alter re
flecting a moment, turning to the ser
vant, " Very good," says he, " tell your
master I'll come myself presntly."
An editor announces the'marri
age of a friend thusly : " He has read
himself out of the jolly brotherhood 01
bachelors, sold his single breasted lounge
-packed his baggage and checked it for
Glory, walked the gangplank of court
ship to the vessel of matrimony, and is
now steaming down the stream of bliss
by the light of the honeymoon."
An old lady who had heard that a
young friend had lost a place by a mis
demeanor, uncharitably observed that
there was allers a woman at the bottom
^ar- A little boy was sent to the store
for some eggs. Before reaching home he
dropped them. In answer to his mother
who asked, "did you break any?" he
replied, "no, I didn't break any, but thc
shells came off some of them."
A Philadelphian thought he was
gored in the back by a Texas steer, the
other day, when an ancient maiden lady
from the country prodded him in the
rear with her umbrella, preparatory to
asking him where Chestnut street was,
that she might purchase a few chestnut*
for present use.
jar A San Francisco man laughed un
til he had the cramp, to see a lady tali
through a trapdoor in his sidewalk; but
he never smiled when the court informed
him he must pay $500 for his sport.
An applicant for a pair of boots at
ono of OUr shoe stnvo? wo? o^t-tul what
The prisoner is a young man, twenty
onn or twenty-two years of age, and
the father was aged fifty-six. It is
claimed by the Commonwealth in tbt
trial that the old man was shot wbile
he was quietly sitting by the cooking
stove, awaiting his supper. The de
fence admit that the accused shot
him, but contended that the fathei
was a dangerous man.
He had given his wife ten minutes
to get supper and furnish warm bread,
threatening "to kill her if she failed.
The allotted time was well-nigh up.
She had run.to the cellar for cream,
arid had returned to get flour. Tin
deceased had followed her and struck
her with a dipper. Becoming still
more enraged, he threw aside the
dipper and rushed for a butcher-knife.
Not succeeding in getting this, he en
deavored to snatch a large iron shov
el. The mother was in the meantime
screaming and crying. Thc son, to
save his mother, thereupon shot his
Is A BAU WAY.-According to the
inaugural message of Mayor Wiltz.
of New Orleans, that city must be in
a bad fix financially. The debt ol
the city proper, and her proportion
of the State debt, amount tb mor
than forty-six millions of dollars.
The oily has two hundred and forty
thousand inhabitants, and the esti
mated yaiue of city property is one
hundred and fifty-eight millions of
dollars. The indebtedness amounts
to nearly two hundred dollars per
capita for every man woman and
child, or nearly one-third of the en
tire city properly. Taxes are enor
mously high, and real estate has de
clined thirty per cent, since 1867.
High rates of taxation and extrava
gance of expenditures have driven
away foreign capital and depreciated
the city securities until they have
become almost worthless and the
city credit almost entirely dest: ; ;d.
The new Mayor draws a strong but
faithful pictur? of the condition of
municipal affairs, and seems deter
mined to do everything in his power
to remedy the evils of which he com
plains. He commences by reducing
the budget of the current year from
seven to five millions, which is a good
beginning. In I860, under the con
trol of her citizens, the city govern
ment cost three millions ; in 1872 the
alien plunderers required seven mil
lions. Four millions per annum for
seven or eight years is very hand
some stealing, even for ye light fin
gered carpet-baggers.-Chronicle &
Never Be Cast Down by Troubles.
If a spider breaks his web twenty
times, twenty times will he mend it
again. Make up your mind to do a
thing, and you will do it. Fear not
if trouble comes upon you ; keep up
Troubles never stop for ever ;
The darkest day will pass away.
If the san is going down, look up
at the stars ; if the earth is dark,
keep your eyes on heaven. With
God's presence and God's promises, a
man or a child may be cheerful.
??f Bi the U.S. Senate, on the 10th,
Ames introduced a bill to open ail
branches of the army to colored men.
A Horrible Story? /
One of the many recalled stories,
which are borne upon the very wind,
the following was told a night ot two
ago : Some years ago there waa a
well-known engineer, whose name h
not given for good and 8ufficieat.rea
sons, rar. a passenger train on one of
the most popular and most traveled
roads that run out of Indianapolis.
At a certain place on the road, every
night for about a weet, as the pas
senger trainranby thisengineer came
thundering along, it was certain to
be thrown from the track by obstruc
tions placed there. Several of these,
mishaps to the train caused . loss .of
life, and the company was becoming
considerably alarmed, and the ability
of the engineer was being seriously
questioned. One night as the unfor
tunate train was nearing the fatal
spot, the engineer, who had been-sit
ting grum and'silent at the throttle,'
turned to his fireman and said':- ('K
this train jumps the track 'ai tKat
place to-night, you follow m?'; don't
.stop for anything, but keep close af
ter me. Somebody ?as been throw-/
ing this train off the track, and I'm.
going to catch him." When the train
arrived at the usual place it struck a
misplaced rail and was banked. /The
engineer, closely followed by the fire
man, jumped ?rom the engine aQd .
ran into a corn-field, and started up
a man that lay concealed there. Upon
bringing the culprit back to the wre?k
the enraged passengers wanted to
Lynch him, but the engineer, ?st?rn,
cold, determined man, prevented
chem, saying that he would, take
charge o? him, and through the ia
terces*ion of the conductor the trem
bling wretch was left in charge of the
enginer. The train was righted, and
was 6oon speeding on its way. The
prisoner, who had confessed his fiend
ish ness, had been seated on the eu
gine, and the fireman placed beside
him as a guard. When the train
was on a smooth piece of track, bowl
ing along at a'(speed of twenty-five
miles an hour, the engineer beckoned
the fireman to stand ont pf the way.
The fireman stepped aside, and the
engineer-picked np a round stick .of
wood and struck the criminal such a
blow upon the head that it stunned
him. He then caught the quivering
form of the poor wretch, and, open
ing the furnace doors, threw his body
into the hot, seething hell of Haine.
The doors were shut, the train rat
tled along, and nevar, until upon his
death-bed the engineer confessed the
act, was it ascertained what had been
the fate of thc fiend who had been
in the habit of throwing the train, off
the track,--Indianapolis Sentinel.
twin babies, SbUU: twins, both bovs,
$400; triplets, $600; triplets, all
FINE LIQUORS. WINES. &c.
JL AM now receiving full supplies of
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES, CON
FECTIONERIES, WHISKEY, WINE,
BRANDIES, SEGA RS, TOBACCO, Ac.
?tc, all of which I will st ll as cheap as
such Goods can bc sold in this market.
A share of trade solicited.
W. F. DURISOE, Jr.
OctO tf 42
S. D. WILMAR. S. H. ROWLAND
WILLIAMS & ROWLAND
Wholesale and Retail
.13 Jackson Street,
CHAIN, HAY, FODDER, GROUND
and CUT FEED, constantly on hand in
Oct 2.0 3m 45
Are continually receiving
LARGE AND COMPLETE STOCKS
IVew Furniture !
Comprising all the
LATEST STYLES AND PATTERN
Parlor, Chamber, Dining Room
OFFICE FURNITURE !
FROM THE HIGHEST GRADE
TO THE LOWEST.
And consists of every article of FURNI
TURE required to'fnrnish a House or
Call and examine at our Ware-Rooms.
Always on hand, at the lowest prices,
Beautiful Caskets and Cases?.
Of our own manufacture.
212 and 214 Broad Street,
July 2 ly 28
F. A. Brahe & Co
200 Broad Street,
HAS just opened a MAGNIFICENT
STOCK of GOODS, composed of evory
tiling to bo found in a
First Class Jewelry Store.
To the inspection of which they re
spectfully invite the citizens of Edgeneld.
WATCHES and JEWELRY repaired
by first class workmen.
Oct 15, 6m -43
GRANITE VILLE 3-4 SHIRTINGS
at 10 eta.
GraniteviUe 7-8 Shirtings at 12* cte?
O. fr CHEATE??